>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Sonny: Whoever's coming is not going to get to you if I can help it.
Felicia: Helena got to him, didn't she? That's why he treated me like that.
Stavros: You will watch as my son takes his place at my side.
Helena: Your life is about to change forever.
Lucky: I'm not going to give in to Helena. She's not going to win.
Sonny: I want to adopt Michael.
Carly: You say it like Michael counts and I don't.
Sonny: She all right?
Max: Yeah, it's been quiet so far.
Alexis: Who is it?
Sonny: You know it's me.
Alexis: Are you alone?
Sonny: Except for Max.
Alexis: What happened?
Sonny: I'm just checking up on you.
Alexis: I'm fine. Busy. I'm swamped, as a matter of fact.
Sonny: Have you heard from Stefan?
Sonny: Well, I'm glad to see you're working.
Alexis: Well, hiding out is unbillable, for the most part.
Sonny: Is there something else you haven't told me?
Alexis: You seem a little tense. What has Carly done to you this time?
Carly: Hey. Oh, Mike, pick up. It's me. Mike --
Carly: It's about Sonny. Yeah, big surprise.
Carly: Listen, just call me, okay? Call me.
Gia: Hey. I need your help.
Carly: So try Queen Laura Spencer. Leave me out of it.
Gia: Carly, this is important.
Carly: Look, Gia, I helped you before. I made you the face of Deception, and you didn't show me any loyalty or gratitude.
Gia: Okay, fine. I apologize. I will send flowers as soon as I get the chance. But right now, I need some information.
Carly: Yeah, and why should I give you the time of day?
Gia: Because I am trying to save people I care about.
Lucky: Melissa? Hey. Is there any word on my dad?
Melissa: I'm so glad to see you. Let's go over here where we can talk.
Lucky: It's bad, isn't it?
Melissa: Lucky, he's -- he's, you know, drifting back and forth in time, and physically, I'm afraid that he's -- he's a little weaker.
Lucky: Isn't there anything you can do to help him?
Melissa: We are doing everything we can.
Luke: Get out of here.
Roy: No trouble here, pal.
Luke: Hey, you're no doctor. Who the hell are you?
Roy: Luke? Luke --
Roy: I'm Roy. I'm your pal Roy, your partner. We go way back.
Luke: I never saw you before in my life.
Roy: Yeah, yeah, you have. The campus disco, man. Frank Smith. Come on, come on. Roy.
Roy: Took you long enough.
Luke: Well. Hey, DiLucca, how the hell you been?
Roy: Same old, same old, brother.
Luke: Well, it's good to see you.
Roy: Yeah, you, too, Luke.
Stavros: Nikolas will be here soon, and you will have the honor of seeing me reunite with my son.
Stefan: You know, deep down inside, Nikolas is nothing like you or Helena. There's too much good in him. And eventually that will come out.
Helena: Nikolas, you want my secrets, my treasure.
Nikolas: They are what I deserve, yeah.
Helena: Behind that door is the greatest treasure of all, the prize that I cherish above all others, the achievement to which I have devoted my life.
Nikolas: Well, then why are we standing out here?
Helena: I want you to be patient. I'll be back soon. I just have to make sure that everything is ready.
Helena: Your son is here. Are you ready to meet him?
Felicia: Hello, Mac.
Mac: Hi. What are you doing here?
Felicia: I'm here to visit a friend. What about you?
Mac: I'm working on the Sorel investigation.
Felicia: Oh, I imagine there's a pretty long list of suspects.
Mac: You know what? Felicia, I wouldn't mind your take on it.
Felicia: Really? Okay. How about after I visit my friend?
Felicia: All right. I'll be back.
Lucky: You're so easy to talk to.
Melissa: Comes with the territory.
Lucky: You know, you really helped me out a lot in the cave when we found that weird drawing. My dad's so messed up.
Melissa: Lucky, are you sure you don't want to go see him?
Lucky: What if I hurt him again?
Melissa: Yeah, well, we're not going to let that happen.
Lucky: You know, when I was -- when I was a kid, I used to think my dad was the coolest guy in the world. He taught me how to play poker. I mean, he taught me how to cheat at poker and get away with it. He also taught me how to barter in Marrakesh. I used to sleep in this back booth in this Irish tavern. I still dream about that music sometimes.
Melissa: That sounds nice.
Lucky: It was. Until I realized that my dad was just a human. Just a human who made mistakes, you know?
Melissa: Parents are just people, Lucky.
Lucky: I guess Helena just built on to all that anger that I had left over.
Melissa: Well, you know something? You can't let Helena stop you from seeing your dad, Lucky. You need to see him as soon as possible.
Lucky: Why? What's really going on with him?
Luke: You were bleeding all over the sidewalk, man. You sure you're okay now?
Roy: Yeah. Yeah, man, I am. It took a while, but I am. I'm fine.
Luke: You know, brother, I hated leaving you there.
Roy: Yeah, I know. I got over it.
Luke: I'd do it again, though, if I had to. See, I was afraid if I didn't get Barbara out of there, maybe Frank would take her and --
Roy: No, that's okay.
Luke: Hold her as leverage.
Roy: I know, I know, Luke. I chose to take that hit.
Luke: Oh. I got a bad hit of something. I can't get my head together.
Roy: That's why it's a good thing you're spending a little time in the hospital.
Luke: Hey, let me ask you something.
Luke: Partner to partner now.
Luke: I don't think they're telling me the truth. I mean, why do I feel like I'm not going to make it?
Carly: Oh, now you're saving people. How would that work? Emergency makeovers for the deprived? Oh -- perfume for the fragrance deprived.
Gia: All I need is an address of Lucien Cain.
Carly: What difference is it going to make?
Gia: Does he have an office?
Carly: Are you working with him?
Gia: No, but his cell phone is shut off and --
Carly: You know, it looks really pathetic to chase after a man.
Gia: Lucien may be after me.
Carly: If he was, honey, you'd know it.
Gia: Look, Carly, all I need is an address. That's it. Your best guess, anything.
Carly: Look, I don't know where he lives, but with his help, I'll be taking over Deception.
Gia: No, you stay away from him.
Carly: Oh, you know what's first on my list? Find a new face.
Gia: Don't you get that Lucien Cain is dangerous?
Helena: Your son is standing just beyond that door.
Stavros: Don't you think I know that? I have dreamt of this moment.
Helena: Well, then what's wrong?
Stavros: Stefan thinks I'm being overconfident. He seems to believe that Nikolas is still the boy he raised.
Helena: Why on earth would you start believing your brother in this moment?
Stavros: Bring Nikolas to me, but give me a moment to prepare his final test.
Nikolas: I want you to give my grandmother a message. Tell her I'm leaving if I have to wait out here any longer.
Nikolas: Grandmother, I hate waiting.
Helena: Oh, forgive me for the delay. Come.
Nikolas: Why would you waste all this fortune and build a laboratory 30 floors below the hospital? I mean, Greece could have been much more cost effective, and you would have --
Helena: Nikolas -- Nikolas, look.
Helena: Nikolas, meet your father.
Alexis: I repeat, what has Carly done this time?
Sonny: Carly has nothing to do with this.
Alexis: I take it she hasn't changed her mind about the divorce.
Sonny: Would you like something to eat?
Alexis: Fine, change the subject.
Sonny: No, no. I have fresh mozzarella, you know, tomatoes, olive oil, and basil, you want --
Alexis: Is mozzarella going to make me feel better about the family bogeyman?
Sonny: It was just a suggestion.
Alexis: What if Kristina has come all this way to find me and then something happens to her?
Sonny: I've got you both under guard 24/7.
Alexis: My family doesn't understand 24/7. They only understand centuries and decades.
Sonny: What else aren't you telling me, Alexis?
Alexis: I have work to do.
Sonny: Let me find Stefan.
Alexis: It's not that simple.
Sonny: Hey, you know what? Stefan's tough. He's got to be. He's your brother.
Alexis: You're going to pick now to be charming?
Sonny: He will -- he will call you when it's time.
Alexis: You know, I wish you were on that island. You would have shown up straight from Brooklyn, all tough and cool.
Sonny: Yeah, so do I.
Alexis: Nobody would have messed with me then.
Sonny: Damn straight. All right, let me see this.
Alexis: What are you doing?
Sonny: Well, you can't work in this mess.
Alexis: Yes, I can. I -- no, you can't touch my things because if you move them, I won't know where they are. I know exactly where they are right now.
Sonny: Let me see this.
Alexis: No, you stop that.
Sonny: You can't think like this.
Alexis: I get it. You're upset, so you've come over here to try to run my life.
Sonny: Am I a selfish jerk?
Carly: Can you believe Sonny did this?
Mike: What? He cut A.J. out of Michael's life for good?
Carly: A.J. signed away all his rights.
Mike: That -- that is a pretty big step.
Carly: Yeah, and now Sonny -- he wants to adopt Michael.
Mike: Good. The divorce is off.
Carly: No, Sonny is thinking father and son. I'm not in the equation.
Mike: Yeah, but still, for Sonny to even consider an adoption is a major step.
Carly: Yeah, I don't know what to do.
Mike: Have you taken the time to look at the big picture?
Carly: The big picture of what?
Alexis: All right, let me get this straight. You think you're a selfish jerk because you want to adopt Michael.
Sonny: You tell me.
Alexis: You want to take care of him for the rest of your life. You want to protect him; you want to provide for him.
Sonny: Well, I would do that anyway because I promised Jason I would. I -- I want to make it official.
Alexis: As a not so objective observer, I think the world could use more selfish jerks like you.
Sonny: Michael isn't mine. You know what I mean?
Alexis: And when has that ever stopped you? You take what you want, Sonny. You always have. But have you ever asked yourself why?
Sonny: Michael's afraid I'll leave him.
Alexis: I appreciate that. But from a legal standpoint, you realize that if you adopt Michael, you will be tied to Carly for the rest of your life? Is that what you want?
Luke: Most of the time, I don't know if I'm awake or asleep.
Roy: Well, it happens to the best of us, brother.
Luke: Yeah. I don't know what day it is. What year is this?
Roy: It's 2001.
Luke: You're kidding.
Roy: No. I've been paying close attention. It's 2001.
Luke: Man, I can't put my head around that. Feels like my brains are like a plate of greasy onion rings.
Roy: Well, your brains have always felt a little weird, right?
Luke: Yeah. But not like this. It's like somebody shut down the software. What's software?
Roy: Luke, you're very clear about what happened 20 years ago. That's good.
Luke: What about 20 minutes ago?
Roy: Short term was never your best event.
Luke: No, 20 seconds -- software. Where's Laura?
Roy: Laura's -- she's around. She's actually out working, trying to help you.
Luke: She's always trying to help. She's -- she's the best.
Roy: No question. So is your son.
Roy: Lucky, that's right.
Luke: Where is he?
Roy: Well, he's trying to help you, too.
Luke: Well, I want to see him.
Roy: Well, he'll be here.
Luke: No, he's got to come now.
Roy: Well, I --
Luke: Roy, you got to go get him.
Roy: I will --
Luke: Roy, they're after him. They're going --
Roy: No, he's --
Luke: Roy, you've got to get him -- Lucky!
Roy: Hey, hey, hey. He's okay.
Luke: Lucky! Lucky!
Roy: He's okay, Luke.
Luke: Lucky! Get him! Get him now!
Roy: I'll get him, I'll get him.
Luke: They're after him, Roy.
Roy: Okay, I'll go get him.
Luke: Get Lucky for me!
Nikolas: You froze my father?
Helena: Yes. Isn't he wonderful? He's so handsome, so imposing. Stavros was the light of my life. I couldn't let that light go out.
Nikolas: So you built this lab?
Helena: My darling, nothing is impossible for the Cassadines. I have created my own personal miracle for you. Oh, Nikolas-- Nikolas, this is your real father. Stefan was just a poor substitute.
Nikolas: Grandmother, you cannot do this. No, you --
Helena: Well, soon Stavros will awaken, and he will embrace you, his beloved son. You're overwhelmed, and I don't blame you. I'll leave you alone with your father.
Mike: Why would Sonny all of a sudden decide to adopt Michael? Huh?
Carly: Because it would give me a place in his life.
Mike: Not that Sonny will ever admit to that.
Carly: Yeah, but we would see each other all the time.
Mike: That's inevitable.
Carly: Yes, he could not avoid me.
Mike: Maybe he doesn't want to.
Carly: We're going to be a family again.
Mike: I didn't say that.
Carly: No, no, no, but I did. And I am so incredibly right.
Sonny: Michael needs to know I'll never leave him.
Alexis: Even if Carly comes with the deal?
Sonny: We'll work something out.
Alexis: Look, I'm not the most maternal person in the world, clearly. What are you doing? Drop it, drop it, drop it. Drop the papers.
Sonny: What? I'm just going to --
Alexis: There's going to be years worth of you having to take Michael to school, pick him up, drop him off, soccer games, pizza nights --
Sonny: I can deal with that.
Alexis: And Carly is going to devote her life to trying to cross paths with you.
Sonny: But that doesn't mean it's going to happen.
Alexis: What about the Quartermaines?
Sonny: A.J. signed away all the rights.
Alexis: And Edward and the rest of them are going to be --
Sonny: It's going to be a fight, Alexis, no question.
Alexis: By adopting Michael, you realize you will probably be complicating your legal proceedings?
Sonny: Why do you think I have such a great lawyer?
Alexis: Forget the legalities. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life tied to Carly?
Sonny: It will be no problem.
Alexis: In your head, maybe, but what about your heart? You need to think this through.
Sonny: I will. I have.
Alexis: I'm hungry.
Sonny: You want me to make something to eat?
Alexis: No, it's my house. I can make something to eat. In the meantime, you just consider the ramifications of your binding legal ties to Carly. Where is the kitchen?
Sonny: That way.
Felicia: I saw Lucky at the nurses' station.
Roy: All right. I'll go check on him. Do you think you could stay here for a little while?
Felicia: Should I go in there?
Roy: Yeah, I think maybe you should. He's real confused, though, about where he is in time.
Felicia: I heard. Bobbie told me. It's been that way a while, hasn't it?
Roy: Well, we don't know for sure when Helena got to him, but, yeah, he's -- he's been that way a while. So I'm going to go -- go find Lucky.
Felicia: Do you remember me?
Luke: Hum a few bars, and I'll fake it.
Felicia: We're friends. We went to Mexico together. We waded across the Rio Grande. We even got thrown in jail together.
Luke: Oh. What for?
Felicia: I whacked a federale over the head with a chair.
Luke: Good for you.
Felicia: Actually, I whacked a federale more than once. We escaped with a fortune in diamonds.
Luke: Seems like I should remember this.
Felicia: You were mean to me the last time you saw me.
Luke: I was?
Felicia: It's okay. I forgive you. I didn't know you were sick. I spent an awful lot of time being angry with you, and I'm sorry. You needed a friend, and I wasn't there for you.
Luke: Oh, I doubt that.
Felicia: Well, I'm here now. You seem to be getting better.
Luke: You think so, Orphey?
Felicia: I missed you.
Lucky: So, what are the chances my father is going to get better? I mean --
Melissa: Dr. Jones is working on a cure.
Lucky: It's my fault he's sick.
Melissa: No, don't -- why would you say that? You don't know that.
Lucky: I -- but I know it. Somehow, I know.
Roy: Hey. Your father needs to see you, man.
Lucky: I'm sorry, I can't do that.
Roy: He's upset. He's afraid something has happened to you, and he just needs to know you're all right.
Lucky: Can you do something? Can you give him a sedative?
Roy: Give me a minute here. Lucky, he knows who you are right now. That might not be the case for too much longer.
Lucky: But it's my fault he's here right now, Roy.
Roy: That's besides the point. He's your father. He's in trouble. He's calling for you.
Stefan: Oh, God help you, Nikolas.
Helena: Oh, I never doubted for one moment. Nikolas is truly his father's son.
Nikolas: You evil bastard. I hate you for torturing my mother, and I swear by everything I have, I will never let you come back to life.
Helena: Nikolas, how are you feeling?
Nikolas: I am in awe, Grandmother. You've made my dreams come true.
Helena: Well, you deserve nothing less.
Nikolas: Wake him up.
Helena: Soon, my darling. Soon.
Nikolas: So how does Lucky fit in to all of this?
Helena: Lucky will take care of anyone who tries to stop us.
Nikolas: Are you sure that a Spencer can manage all of that? I mean --
Helena: Well, why do you think I had him programmed so carefully?
Nikolas: You're astonishing.
Helena: And you need some rest. To prepare you for the wonders yet to come.
Nikolas: I want to be here when he wakes up.
Helena: Oh, you will be, my darling. You will be. Come.
Nikolas: Thank you, Grandmother.
Helena: I'll have the guards show you out.
Helena: Oh, Nikolas is ours. Let the celebration begin.
Stavros: You misjudged him.
Helena: That's impossible.
Stavros: My son hates me. I heard him. He said so.
Helena's voice: You will hurt your father.
Helena's voice: You should hate him.
Lucky: I will never -- I will never hate my father.
Luke: Oh, I've missed you, Orphey.
Felicia: I've missed you, too, Hiram.
Felicia: Hiram. Orphey.
Luke: That's my name, of course.
Felicia: We were a great pair.
Luke: How the hell are you?
Felicia: I'm better than the last time you saw me. How are you?
Luke: Well, I got into some bad stuff somewhere, but I'm coming around.
Felicia: You'll be fine.
Luke: You think so? So, how's Bubba?
Felicia: My family's fine.
Luke: I'm glad to hear that. Give him my best, will you?
Luke: Come here. Hey. Come here. Oh, God. Oh, it's good to see you. Oh.
Lucky: I'm sorry, Dad.
Luke: What for?
Lucky: I hurt you. I don't know what I did exactly, I just -- I know that --
Luke: Hey, hey, hey. Forget it. I've done some damage myself.
Lucky: Yeah. But nothing like this.
Luke: Well, we're Spencers. We're going to get through it.
Lucky: Is there anything I can do to help you?
Luke: Yes. You want to help? Survive. I want you to be alive and well. We got to fight this, Lucky. We got to fight.
Mac: Your friend's not doing too well?
Felicia: I'm afraid not.
Mac: So, how bad is Luke?
Felicia: You knew all along.
Mac: It's the oldest trick in the book. Pretend to know more than you do.
Felicia: And then you get the confirmation.
Mac: You have any idea what's wrong with him?
Felicia: No. They're blaming the Cassadines.
Mac: Oh, well, there's a surprise. Tell me what you need.
Felicia: Mac, I don't need anything. This isn't your problem. I'm fine.
Mac: Good. Because I could use some help with the Sorel investigation.
Mac: Yeah, I had something to tell you, but it can wait. The investigation is more important. I need a fresh pair of eyes to look at the suspect list, and I need it right now, Felicia.
Felicia: Ooh, you're demanding.
Mac: Yeah, come on. We've got work to do.
Felicia: I guess we do.
Melissa: Hi. I am so glad you convinced Lucky to see his dad.
Roy: Yeah, but it's way too little too late, you know.
Melissa: You don't know that.
Roy: I never felt more helpless in my life. I don't know what I can do to fix this. I don't know what I can do to help him.
Melissa: I have an idea. Why don't you come home with me, hmm?
Alexis: The popcorn I stand behind. The coffee, you're on your own. Is there a problem?
Sonny: I sent Max home.
Alexis: That's a very bad idea.
Sonny: Johnny's on his way here.
Alexis: Well, when is he going to get here?
Sonny: Soon. But it doesn't matter because I'm staying.
Alexis: You mean, until Johnny gets here.
Sonny: No, no, until morning.
Alexis: In my apartment and all night?
Sonny: Yeah. Is that a problem? I mean, you're scared of something. You don't want to tell me, so it's the least I can do.
Alexis: Is it too strong? Thank you.
Sonny: You're welcome. And this is not dinner.
Alexis: Well, for me. I didn't know you were going to stay. I would have ordered out.
Sonny: I'll have the No-Name send something over.
Alexis: Two bodyguards and the best takeout food in town. I must really rate.
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, you do.
[Knock on door]
Alexis: Don't answer that.
Sonny: Take it easy. It's all right.
Sonny: What are you doing here?
Carly: You're asking me?
Alexis: Could you please just come in and close the door?
Sonny: Is Michael all right?
Carly: He's fine. I came to see Alexis.
Alexis: I'm -- I'm sorry. I'm a bit swamped.
Carly: Okay, I need to see you, too, so if you guys were about to call it a night --
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, I am.
Carly: Can we go to the penthouse? I need to tell you something.
Sonny: Not now.
Carly: It'll just take a minute.
Sonny: I'm staying with Alexis tonight.
Gia: Please don't yell at me for being here. I just -- I was so worried, and I had to come and make sure you were okay, and since -- since you are -- I mean, obviously, you are not. What happened? Come here. Come here.
Stavros: My son despises me. He made us believe he was a Cassadine, and he was lying.
Helena: After all I did to bring you back to him.
Stavros: How can he hate me when I love him so much?
Helena: Laura did this. Laura and Stefan and Luke and Lucky, too. They have spent years conspiring against us. They have taught Nikolas to hate the one person who truly loves him.
Stavros: I will prove them wrong.
Lucky: Yeah, I'll fight if you'll fight.
Luke: You’re always working the angles, ain't you?
Lucky: Yes, I am. Just like you taught me, Dad. So listen up -- don't give in. Don't let go. No matter how crazy this makes you. I can't lose you, Dad. I won't lose you. You understand that? Can you?
Luke: I think so.
Lucky: That's just not good enough.
Luke: You're pushy, aren't you? You must get that from your mother.
Lucky: Promise me.
Luke: I promise.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Monica: Thank God you're all right.
Alan: A.J., where have you been?
Quinn: The police brought me in for questioning tonight.
Mac: You're too worried about Luke to think straight.
Skye: We could pool our resources and see what we could accomplish.
Carly: Forget about adopting Michael.
Melissa: Don't you know how much I love you?