Previously on "General Hospital" --
Angel: It's possible to be attracted to somebody and not act on it.
Carly: She wanted Sonny for herself, she wanted me trapped in the penthouse, and she wanted her father to kill me.
Gia: Let me help you.
Elizabeth: Have you ever seen the Ice Princess?
Jax: You might find that urn of Helena's interesting.
Chloe: We're finished, Stefan.
Stefan: Chloe --
Jax: Here you are.
Alexis: Here I am. First question -- why is it
Jax: I thought I mentioned I've missed you.
Alexis: Yeah, yeah. Second question -- you've been very mysterious lately.
Jax: That's not a question.
Alexis: I'm getting to it. You told me that you were going to tell me what was going on as soon as the fires were out. The fires are out, and I'm waiting. I'm your ex-wife. I'm the one who got up at the crack of dawn to take a hike with your mother to make her feel comfortable -- a 10-mile hike. If that's not devotion, I want to know what is. You can tell me anything. Nothing you say will shock me.
Jax: You once told me about an uncut diamond that belonged to Helena called the Ice Princess.
Alexis: Here I thought this was all going to be about me, and it's not. It's just about that big, old Ice Princess and one of Helena's old vendettas.
Jax: No, I'm more interested in her new ones, which could affect you more than you think.
Woman's voice: It's been weeks, Jax. This is getting frustrating.
Jax's voice: I'm sorry. The timing's wrong. I have to know what you're walking into is safe.
Stavros: Contemplating the cosmos? Other worlds? Or what to do with this one once we conquer it?
Helena: I was just thinking how foolish everyone is.
Stavros: Ah -- an epiphany. Unless you're speaking about someone specific.
Helena: No. Everyone. You know, it boggles the mind to see them try to turn themselves inside out, driven to acts of desperation, sheer idiocy, chasing after something that doesn't even exist.
Stavros: I take it we're talking about love. Never your strongest subject.
Helena: If there were such a thing you know, it's ridiculous how easy it was for me to just pluck it out of Lucky Spencer's mind.
Stavros: Hmm. And where the mind goes, the heart is soon to follow.
Helena: One moment Lucky Spencer would have told you that he loved his precious Elizabeth more than anything else in the world. And then –
Gia: Listen to yourself, Lucky. You're not making any sense. This isn't who you are or what you feel. Helena is in charge.
Lucky: You don't know what you're talking about.
Gia: You know, I spent way too long hearing about your forever love with Elizabeth to believe that it could just disappear overnight. Helena zapped you again, but you're fighting it, and that's why you called me Elizabeth.
Lucky: I called you Elizabeth because you wouldn't shut up for five minutes about her all night. This isn't about Helena. I'm over Elizabeth, okay? And if I would've known that you were coming up here to give me a lecture on love, I wouldn't have come. I wanted to do something. I wanted -- but you know what? Thanks for nothing.
Gia: Lucky -- Lucky, wait. Look. I'm not -- I'm not in the mood to be a rebound girl, and I'm not interested in healing anyone's broken heart, okay? I -- I'm barely over my own. I just wanted to be sure that you're over Elizabeth.
Lucky: So, what do you need? You need a note from my shrink?
Gia: I believe you. And if you're available, then so am I.
Gia: Lucky, please.
Lucky: What? What now? You're stalling, Gia.
Gia: I just -- I want the mood to be right. I'll get us some wine, okay? Yeah. I'll be right back.
Lucky: Wait a minute. Don't they have room service at this place?
Gia: I have something special in mind, and I know exactly where to go. So don't you move, okay? Promise me?
Lucky: All right, all right, fine. But just hurry up.
Dara: Excuse me. You need to sign this. It's a written copy of your statement.
Carly: You have a pen?
Dara: I suggest you read it first.
Carly: Is that what I said?
Carly: Well, then it's the truth.
Dara: You sure you don't want to review this?
Carly: I know what it says. It's my statement, isn't it?
Dara: Still, I think I should explain the ramifications.
Carly: You know what? I am just trying to get a little justice here, and you people are making it nearly impossible. Angel Sorel Ellis conspired with her father to kidnap me. He is dead, and she needs to be arrested.
Mac: What's your hurry, Carly? You understand that if you make a statement under oath and it turns out you're lying, that's perjury.
Dara: Second-degree perjury, a class e felony in this state. Possible prison time.
Mac: And it's a felony I won't take lightly. Neither should you. You better be telling the truth.
Taggert: Cozy little place you have here, all tucked away out in the woods. Not easy to find.
Angel: That's the point.
Sonny: What's your excuse, Lieutenant?
Taggert: I'll be asking the questions. I'll let you know when I need your input, all right, big guy?
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Taggert: Oh, and, yeah, we do have a warrant. Could you check the perimeter and see if you can find anything? Shouldn't be too hard. I'm here to see Ms. Ellis about her and her recently departed father.
Angel: What about us?
Sonny: Well, if there was a legitimate point, he'd have gotten to it, but it's just Taggert --
Taggert: Sonny --
Sonny: You know, guess it takes a while.
Taggert: She's the daughter of a man who tried to kill you, which makes me wonder about your relationship with her. Okay, see, we're having a little problem getting in synch here. When I tell you to shut up, you run off at your mouth. When I ask you to speak, you lose your voice.
Sonny: Well, that's because I have people and attorneys who speak for me.
Taggert: Your attitude isn't helping. See, little Miss Angel here, she's in a whole heap of trouble. I have a witness downtown at the station who swore under oath she committed a felony.
Sonny: Some snitch you dragged out of the woodwork, paid 20 bucks to tell you what you want?
Taggert: Actually, it's your wife.
Mac: We're investigating the murder of a major crime figure here, a man who has a long history of conflict with your husband.
Carly: Yeah, well, it's not much of an investigation, considering I practically had to draw you a map to show you that Sorel was working with his own daughter.
Mac: I don't want you derailing this case with a personal attack on Ms. Ellis because Sonny may be having an affair with her. This department is not available to help you settle your marital disputes.
Carly: You are refusing me equal protection under the law because you have a vendetta against my husband. You know, you're supposed to treat me the same as any other person that walks through those doors to report a crime.
Mac: Did Ms. Ellis commit a crime?
Carly: Angel Sorel Ellis knew damn well that her father was holding me hostage. She was in on it from the beginning. So it's your job to go there, arrest her, and put her behind bars where she belongs.
Mac: If you're wrong about this, Mrs. Corinthos, it's not going to be fun for you. Come on. I want to talk to you.
Angel: Kidnapping? That is absurd.
Taggert: You're the only one who's laughing. Why are you acting so surprised? What do you think she's going to accuse you of?
Angel: Well, it's laughable that she'd accuse me of anything. Think about it, Detective. My father was a convicted murderer. He was out to get Sonny. You actually believe that I convinced my father to kidnap Carly so I'd have a chance to seduce her husband? You don't find that the least bit illogical?
Sonny: Come on, Taggert. There's nothing to this. You know exactly what Carly's doing.
Taggert: Yeah, I'll admit when I first came out here I thought this was a little domestic dispute -- you know, Carly got a little jealous that her husband was out here playing patty-cake with little Miss Angel over here -- for weeks, by the way. And your wife -- yeah, she has a history of going a little over the top and her story doesn't quite fit --
Sonny: Then why are you still here?
Taggert: Carly could've pointed us towards the suspect in a whole different crime.
Sonny: Be careful what you say next, Lieutenant. It could get you in trouble.
Helena: Women have a primal response to a man who demonstrates power.
Stavros: Why shouldn't they?
Helena: Well, this notion of true love -- it's nothing but a figment of the collective human imagination.
Stavros: Yes, well, natural selection by any other name has the same effect.
Helena: Once I saw your father buy an entire corporation just so he could fire the C.E.O. because he dared to disagree with him. Now, that was attractive. Not that he was perfect. There was his dalliance with Alexis' mother. How your father ever convinced himself that he could be in love with a second-rate opera singer I will never understand. I must admit that he was terribly put out when his mistress showed up dead. Well, and then I had to finally agree that Alexis could live. This might not be a bad time to remedy that, now that Mikkos is not around to object. His power, his relentless determination. Your father was a true force to be reckoned with.
Stavros: Mother, you have a weakness for dangerous men. That explains your reaction when you found out Mr. Jacks had taken over most of your East Asian operation. You might find his attention flattering, but it's costing the Cassadine estate a fortune.
Helena: Jax is rapidly losing his ability to amuse and entertain me.
Stavros: Mother, just be sure that your primal response doesn't overshadow your survival instinct. It's predator and prey. Be sure you know which one you are.
Alexis: Thank you. The Spencers and the Cassadines have been at war forever.
Jax: All over this Ice Princess?
Alexis: Originally. I think now it's taken on a life of its own.
Jax: So, does the diamond itself have any significance? I need to know what Helena's planning and how it will affect you.
Alexis: I have no idea. I do know that Luke didn't lose his mind by accident. You know that Helena's behind it.
Jax: I'm not interested in Luke Spencer's emotional problems. I'm concerned about you.
Alexis: What is that you're working so hard not to tell me?
Jax: I've missed the way your eyes sparkle when you get paranoid.
Alexis: Cut the crap, Jax. I'm on to you; see, that's what happens when you've been married for a bit.
Gia: Elizabeth, it's me. Where are you?
Elizabeth: On the terrace of the P.C. Grill. Why?
Gia: Okay, stay there. I'll be right there. It's important.
Elizabeth: What could you possibly have to talk to me about?
Gia: Hey. I wouldn't be here if I wasn't desperate.
Elizabeth: No, no, never mind that. So, what about Lucky?
Gia: He is spinning out of control, Elizabeth, because of you. Now, whether you love him or not, you have got to help him. You owe him that much.
Elizabeth: What happened? Is he hurt or --
Gia: No, he's fine now that I talked him out of driving 180 miles an hour with the headlights off.
Elizabeth: So you saw him? What did he say?
Gia: Well, he didn't ask about you, if that's what you mean. In fact, I think Helena did something to, like, zap you out of his brain.
Elizabeth: Well, did he say where he was going?
Gia: He's in my room at the moment. But he still wants to do something crazy, and I'm stuck.
Elizabeth: Okay. Um -- I know what to do, but I'm going to need your help.
Ned: Poor choice of a restaurant. I usually have better instincts. If you'll excuse us.
Jax: No, you know what? Alexis and I can --
Chloe: No, don't be ridiculous. We are all adults here. Alexis and I, anyway. I was a little surprised to see you before. I could've been more gracious.
Jax: Well, I could've given you some warning.
Ned: And I couldn't agree more. So, how would you like Jax to apologize -- pay for your drink or leave the restaurant?
Chloe: Pay for my drink, of course. And one for Alexis, unless we're interrupting something.
Alexis: No, no. He was just making me rehash my family history.
Chloe: Oh, okay.
Ned: So, Jax, what's the ulterior motive?
Alexis: My question exactly.
Jax: Well, one can never be too prepared decides to repeat itself.
Ned: So, Jax, what's the ulterior motive?
Alexis: My question exactly.
Chloe: Maybe it's best to leave the past where it is and move on.
Ned: So, here we are, the fab four, not feeling terribly fabulous. Things didn't work out the way any of us planned. Oh, well. We're all reasonably intelligent adults. We just have to figure out where we go from here.
Chloe: Well, I can't speak for any of you, but I am going to move back to Milan.
Jax: Oh, when did you decide that?
Chloe: Just now. It wasn't really a decision. It was more of a realization, if that makes any sense.
Ned: Epiphany at the Grill. From now on, this is my permanent table.
Chloe: I've been thinking about this for a while, actually. I've been feeling sort of stuck, like I'm losing traction. I keep doing the same things over and over, and I keep waking up every day thinking somehow everything's going to be different.
Ned: Isn't that the definition of insanity?
Jax: Well, who'd know better?
Ned: Alexis, maybe.
Chloe: The more I think about this, the more right it feels.
Jax: Well, there's a difference between running away and starting over.
Chloe: I choose starting over. Someone once told me to trust my instincts, and they're telling me to go back to Europe. I had a life there, and I miss it. It'll be good for me.
Alexis: Okay. Then, in that case, I -- I propose a toast.
Ned: To Chloe.
Alexis: To Milan.
Jax: To a fresh start.
Mike: Carly? Look, I got here as soon as I could. Are you all right?
Carly: Yeah, I will be.
Mike: Wait a minute. I don't like the sound of that. Your message said something about Angel Ellis. Now, what happened?
Carly: Well, I found out she was after Sonny. I'm going to stop her.
Mike: Carly, listen. You be careful how you deal with this.
Carly: You knew that Sonny was with her. You did from the first time that you took me out to her sappy little house in the woods. How could you not tell me?
Mike: Because I knew how you'd react and I didn't think it was necessary. Now, whatever Sonny was doing, he wasn't cheating. He is married to you, Carly, and you know as well as I do that Sonny is not the kind of man that breaks his word.
Carly: Yeah. Well, I'm sure Angel did her best to try and persuade him. After all, she is Sorel's daughter.
Mike: What? What do you -- does Sonny know?
Carly: He knows. He says it's none of my business. He's wrong. Angel is a lying snake. She's trying to make him feel guilty because she took care of him. But not for long.
Sonny: You already have a reputation for harassment, Tag man. Don't make it any worse.
Angel: We're finished, Detective.
Taggert: No, no, no. We're finished when I tell. It's Lieutenant. Now, Mrs. Corinthos claims you were on the phone with your father while she was held hostage. Now, that leads me to believe you're an accomplice.
Angel: That's a lie. All you have to do is check the phone records.
Taggert: Yeah, we're tracing the records as we speak. Officer?
Officer: Sir, I'll check the station and see if we've got anything on the house and the cell phone records.
Angel: My father wanted Sonny dead. You know that. If he had known Sonny was here, he would've come and killed him.
Taggert: Yeah, but he got killed first, didn't he? Bummer. Going somewhere?
Angel: No. Just putting some things away.
Taggert: Hmm. Really? See, I'm trying to see this from your perspective. See, Sonny here, he's married. His wife's not the type of woman who would just get up and get out of the way. And what's more, she has information that would be, well, let's just say inconvenient if she decided to share it with law enforcement. Lucky for you, Daddy kidnaps Carly. Now, if Carly had died, it would be --
Sonny: You don't -- you don't want to go there.
Taggert: You leave your wife to die while you run off with the killer's daughter? That's cold, man. See -- the evidence never lies. Hmm. Well, well. Truth is, you and Mrs. Sorel -- correction, Ms. Ellis -- were planning to go to Greece. The date on these tickets is dated the same day Sorel kidnapped Carly.
Sonny: Ms. Ellis and I discussed going on a trip. It never happened, or those tickets wouldn't be here, would they?
Angel: Sonny's right. You're grasping at straws, Lieutenant. I've been out of the country for five years. I wasn't even speaking to my father all those years.
Taggert: All I have is your word about that.
Angel: Well, that's easy enough to check. I just got back a few months ago.
Taggert: Yeah. Just in time to find Sonny facedown in a cemetery with a knife in his back. That's wicked timing, isn't it?
Angel: I saved his life. My father tried to kill him.
Taggert: All the more reason to want your father dead.
Angel: I wasn't in some plot with my father. I wasn't conspiring to kidnap Sonny's wife. I didn't want anything to happen to her.
Taggert: No, no, no, but you had to know she wasn't going to step out of the way and let you have Sonny, right?
Angel: Well, I never wanted her to!
Angel: It wasn't like that.
Taggert: No? You're not in love with Sonny? It's a simple question, Ms. Ellis.
Sonny: Does your warrant allow you to ask that question, Taggert? Why don't we call my attorney?
Taggert: I'm conducting a murder investigation here, all right? Looking for motives. I want you to come down to the station. We'll get to the bottom of this kidnapping, all right?
Sonny: Well, you know what? This is harassment. You're violating my rights --
Taggert: You haven't seen harassment!
Sonny: Yeah --
Taggert: When I violate you, you'll know it!
Sonny: You have no cause, no charge. You have a vendetta against me that you've had your whole life.
Taggert: Wrong! This time, brother, I got
Mike: You accused Angel of conspiring with her father to kidnap you?
Carly: She is his daughter. She was keeping him up at her house the whole time, hiding him from me. How do we know, Mike? How do we know that she wasn't working with her father the whole time? Come on, it was pretty convenient -- have the daughter of Sonny's worst enemy just happen to stumble upon him at the cemetery after he was stabbed in the back. Angel had to have known.
Mike: Do you have any proof?
Carly: The police can find it. It's their job. I love Sonny, Mike, and there is no way in hell I'm going to this woman take him away from me.
Mike: I agree, Carly. I agree that you belong together. But unless you have the facts behind you, this whole thing is going to backfire. You know how Sonny feels about the police. He doesn't want you anywhere near them for any reason. Carly, please, stop this now while you still have a chance.
Elizabeth: So, you said, like, he was acting reckless. Did he say why? I mean, was he making sense or what?
Gia: Well, when I found him, he was pretty out of it. He was, like, agitated, like there was something buzzing in his head and he couldn't turn it off. And it was like he needed some big rush to kind of chase it away, you know -- like driving fast or having crazy sex. Not that it's any of your business, but, no, we didn't, but not because Lucky wasn't interested.
Elizabeth: All right. All right, all right, all right. I don't need to hear any more of this, okay? Let's -- let's just concentrate on doing something for Lucky while we still know where he is.
Gia: Speaking of which, I better make sure he stays put.
Gia: Hey, it's me. I'm sorry. I got a little hung up.
Lucky: I was wondering if you'd changed your mind.
Gia: Never. I can't wait to get back and pick up where we left off. I keep thinking about the way it felt when you were kissing me.
Lucky: Hmm. Yeah, me, too. Hurry.
Gia: I'll hurry, I promise.
Elizabeth: You enjoyed that, didn't you?
Gia: I had to make it convincing, didn't I?
Elizabeth: Well, not that convincing.
Gia: Oh, whatever. Don't worry. Lucky is not going anywhere. So, what's the plan?
Elizabeth: All right. I need to get into Helena's room. There's something there I need.
Gia: Psycho Granny's room? Are you nuts?
Elizabeth: Yes, but I can't explain it right now, okay? If she shows up here, keep her from going upstairs, all right?
Gia: Well, how am I supposed to do that?
Elizabeth: Well, I'm sure you'll think of something.
Stefan: Don't leave, Chloe. Not now.
Jax: You're fond of giving orders, aren't you?
Stefan: This is not your concern.
Chloe: I can handle this. Come with me.
Jax: Well, I don't know about you guys, but I could certainly use some fresh air.
Ned: An evening stroll. Why not?
Alexis: Ah -- you know what? She can handle this. She's perfectly capable of handling this. Stefan does love her. What? He does.
Chloe: I wouldn't have left without telling you.
Stefan: But why are you leaving?
Chloe: To make a new start.
Stefan: You're running from me, aren't you?
Howard: May I help you?
Helena: Oh, I just left my wrap over here. Thank you.
Howard: Ah, certainly.
Ned: I think Chloe's too soft-hearted for her own good.
Alexis: Chloe has to do this herself.
Jax: Well, she knows the man is a liar, so I doubt she will let him manipulate her again. But you know what? She should only have to put up with him for so long.
Alexis: There are times to help and then there are times not to help even though your intentions are good.
Jax: If you will excuse me, I really do have to make a phone call.
Ned: Which is more awkward -- you and me or Jax and Chloe?
Alexis: Is that a trick question?
Ned: It's odd, isn't it, watching the two of them try to be friends after they were once so close.
Alexis: If you're asking me if I can explain any of this, I can't.
Ned: I just want an explanation on why you've been so upset lately.
Alexis: I wish I could give you one.
Ned: Oh, there's the bell. I guess our time's up.
Alexis: I'll see you later.
Jax: Look, I know this is frustrating. If I could speed things up, I would.
Woman: Well, I've trusted you this far. You'll let me know when the time is right.
Chloe: I came to Port Charles with romantic notions of bonding with the Quartermaines. It didn't work out quite like I expected. And now Jax is back and this is not a good place for me. Milan will be a good place for me. It's a positive step.
Stefan: Well, then, I'm happy for you. I'd like to go with you, but if that's not possible, I'll help you in anyway I can.
Chloe: Look, Stefan, I don't mean to be rude and I certainly don't want to fight with you, but I really have no interest in ever hearing from you again.
Stefan: Chloe, don't let them do this to us.
Chloe: What us? A liar and his dupe? Not anymore.
Stefan: Don't let Jax and the rest of them drive you away.
Chloe: They're not driving me away. I want to do this.
Stefan: I can't let you go. I love you, Chloe. I am good for you.
Chloe: Good for me?
Chloe: Like you were good for that girl that you let die in a boating accident?
Stefan: Where did you hear that?
Chloe: Is that true?
Gia: Hold it right there.
Helena: What do you think you’re doing?
Gia: What am I doing? I'll tell you what I'm doing.
Gia: I'm suing Nikolas.
Helena: Are you?
Gia: Actually, I'm suing the Cassadine family for all the horrible things you've done to me. You think that you can just walk all over people, use them, and then mess with their lives, and then just walk away? Well, guess again.
Helena: My attorneys will have such a frivolous suit thrown out before my morning coffee is served. And as for the threat, it's tacky and unoriginal, like you.
Gia: I'm not done.
Carly: Maybe you're right. I already signed a statement, though.
Mike: All right, who has it? Taggert? A.D.A. Jensen? Who?
Carly: Yeah, her -- her, I think. I think. I was upset. All I could think about was getting Angel away from Sonny, protecting him. You're right, though. Maybe that's why I called you -- so you could stop me. The last thing I want to do is to make Sonny mad at me by going to the police. In the meantime, it'd make Angel the tramp look like some sort of martyr.
Mike: All right, but you said that you signed a sworn statement.
Carly: Yeah, but I think there's still time. Mac said that I could reconsider. I'm going to do that.
Mike: Good. Good. You're doing exactly the right thing, Carly. The sooner you --
Alexis: Okay, here I am again.
Carly: Oh, Alexis. Isn't this cozy?
Alexis: Just so you know, questioning my client again constitutes further harassment.
Carly: Sonny isn't the one you're supposed to bail out. She is.
Sonny: Carly, can you keep quiet?
Carly: Didn't Sonny fill you in on the phone? You're being overpaid to defend a kidnapper. Mine, in fact.
Angel: You're wrong.
Carly: Oh, no, you're the one who's wrong about a lot of things. Ms. Sorel is under arrest, isn't she?
Mac: I'm afraid it's not that simple.
Helena: You tacky, uncivilized, little guttersnipe.
Gia: You had it coming, Granny.
Helena: Are you insane or are you just stupid?
Gia: You know, you better stop calling me names unless you want to sample the chocolate éclair face first.
Howard: It's you, the pushy one. Mrs. Cassadine, I'm terribly sorry. I'll have your suit dry-cleaned immediately.
Helena: Oh, forget the dry cleaners. I'll send it to the poor. I'm far more concerned about this dreadful creature. Have her removed from the premises immediately.
Howard: Certainly, Madam.
Gia: Where are you going?
Helena: To change, of course.
Gia: I'm not finished.
Helena: Oh, but you are.
Gia: I -- I have a news flash about Lucky. Do you want to hear it or not?
Helena: What news?
[Key turns in lock]
Stefan: Chloe, who told you about the boating accident? It had to have been Helena. She's the only who knew about it besides my brother, and he's dead.
Chloe: No, it doesn't matter who told me about it because the point is you lied -- again. I don't even think you can help yourself, Stefan.
Stefan: It was a lifetime ago. I was young. My family covered it up. It was about protecting the family name, our social standing. And, yes, I let them cover it up, but I'm not proud of it and it's in the past.
Chloe: God --
Stefan: Chloe, listen. Something -- something happened between us -- something unexpected, something good.
Chloe: This is --
Stefan: Now, I wouldn't be standing here fighting for you if I didn't believe that.
Chloe: And it is so sad to me. I think you've been lying so long that you're starting to believe yourself. There has never been anything between us.
Stefan: I'll prove to you that you're wrong. If you give me time away from here, I can prove that you're wrong. Let me help you.
Chloe: No, I don't -- I don't need your help.
Stefan: Can I help you with your company?
Chloe: No. You know what? I actually have someone who wants to invest in my company.
Stefan: Who? It doesn't matter. I'll double the offer.
Chloe: This is not about the money.
Stefan: Well, what do you want? I'll give you anything. What do you want?
Chloe: You know what I want? I want to walk away, and I want you to leave me alone.
Stefan: You don't mean that. Chloe, please, just --
Chloe: Stefan, let go of me.
Stefan: Please, just --
Chloe: Let go of me. Would you just leave me --
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Gia: I know what you did, and I think it's a big improvement.
Stavros: What are you doing in Helena Cassadine's room?
Carly: Will you stop protecting her?
Sonny: Will you keep quiet?
Jax: Get away from her!
Ned: Is she all right?