>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Skye: Thanks to your indiscretion, I'm your new best friend.
Gia: You're welcome.
Taggert: Hey, hey, hey! What's going on here?
Sonny: Maybe I should go back to her.
Alexis: You want to halt the divorce?
Sonny: Hey, Michael. Who's your new friend?
Luke: The secret is in the past. The past is the future.
Janine: Nice hotel. Not that we don't have nice ones in Atlantic City, but -- okay. What's going on?
Skye: Let's get the business terms out of the way. Look, I booked you a room in the city's best hotel, and I will cover expenses -- reasonable expenses -- as long as you keep up your part of the deal to my satisfaction.
Janine: Oh -- I'm not here for some kind of deal. Eddie invited me, so I --
Skye: Oh, right. Yes, Edward Quartermaine extended an open invitation to a grifter that he met in Atlantic City to just drop by anytime.
Janine: I --
Skye: No, no, no. Don't get me wrong. I am delighted that you showed up, but save the con job for my grandfather.
Janine: I don't like what you're implying here.
Skye: Look, honey, there's only one person in charge here, and it isn't you. Now, follow my orders or you're going to leave Port Charles with nothing but bad memories. Trust me, the Quartermaines will see to that.
Ned: Look, you finally have a platinum-selling CD as a punk band. Now is not the time to switch musical styles. He's also sold over 20 million units over a span of 20 years. When you do that, I'll be more than happy to endorse "Access Denied -- The Acoustic Sessions." Look, look, look -- I got to go. Look, I got to go. What the hell --
Kristina: Hello. Perfect timing. You want to give me a hand with this? It's a lot heavier than it actually looks.
Ned: Wait -- you did this?
Kristina: Oh, don't worry, you can thank me about it later when the chi's been turned around. No wonder your creativity has been blocked. Have you ever heard of feng shui?
Ned: Mm-hmm. I ordered it last night at the sushi bar.
Kristina: It's the Chinese art of arrangement --
Ned: I know. Rearranging my home is bad enough. You are not going to rearrange my office.
Kristina: Oh, come on, Ned, just give it a chance.
Ned: No, no, no, no, no. Absolutely not.
Gia: Marcus, if you will stop being --
Taggert: No, no --
Gia: So quick to judge and just listen --
Taggert: Hey, this is not the time to explain, all right? This is a time for an abject apology.
Jax: Has anyone located Alexis Davis?
Taggert: I will get to you in a second.
Gia: Look, this is important.
Taggert: Gia, Gia, Gia, Gia -- what did you think? Just because you are my sister you're going to get away with a slap on the wrist?
Gia: No, look, Jax and I are not the bad guys here. You should be looking for Lucien Cain.
Taggert: Really? Can you prove that he was an accessory in the Joseph Sorel case?
Taggert: No. Do you have any evidence that he helped Angel Ellis avoid prosecution?
Jax: I hate to interrupt this family discussion, but what exactly needs to happen for me to get out of here?
Taggert: What needs to happen is you need to shut up, all right? A suspect fled this jurisdiction in your plane. Now, you are looking at two to three years minimum on good behavior.
Jax: If I knew that Angel Ellis was in trouble and I decided to help her, I would've come up with a better plan than to put her on my own jet. Now, what needs to happen here, Lieutenant, is that you need to locate Alexis Davis immediately and have her brought here.
Taggert: Yeah, well, you should've thought about that before you started breaking the law.
Gia: Marcus, he's telling --
Taggert: Don't "Marcus" me.
Gia: Marcus, eventually you will hear the truth and you will understand.
Jax: Do you want my word that I won't leave town? I won't leave town.
Taggert: Do I look like an idiot?
Gia: Marcus, please. Look, I am being serious, okay? I am being straight up. Look, it will take way too long to explain everything, but if once the whole truth comes out and you still think that we need to be arrested, then recharge us. But please.
Mac: Nobody's going anywhere.
Alexis: I hate to contradict you in front of your entire staff, Commissioner, but Mr. Jacks and Ms. Gia will be walking out of here in about two minutes.
Nikolas: You think Lucky will be all right?
Laura: Once we stop Helena, I think he will be.
Nikolas: How are you doing?
Laura: Compared to Luke, I'm great.
Nikolas: So has there been any change?
Laura: No, he still keeps going in and out of delusions. Nikolas, I've got to figure out what he meant when he said that the key to your grandmother's lab was in my past. I mean, that could mean a million different things. But whatever happened to him must've happened there, and the cure is probably there, too.
Nikolas: My father would know where the other entrance is.
Laura: You're right. Maybe I should be looking for Stavros.
Sonny: How you doing, Michael? Did you win anything?
Michael: Yeah. You want to play?
Sonny: Not today. I'm going to take you and your mama home.
Michael: To live with you?
Sonny: We'll see. Come on, buddy.
Carly: Hey, hey, hey -- hang on there, Michael.
Stavros: If this is what you want, don't worry about me. But if it's not --
Carly: You know, I don't think that Michael and I are ready to go home.
Alexis: What exactly are the charges against Mr. Jacks?
Mac: Oh, aiding and abetting, obstruction of justice, and, as of the last half hour, escape, possible breach of custody. And there's still unlawful flight.
Jax: Look, I need to get out of here now. I need to get to someone who could be in danger, so whatever it takes. And I appreciate it if you would take care of Gia.
Gia: Marcus, you have to help us get out. I have to get to Nikolas.
Taggert: Don't tell me you're back with him?
Alexis: You know what? I'd love to have a conversation with my client in private, if you could arrange that. It would be best if you didn't say anything else to anyone, including your brother.
Taggert: Hey, you know -- hey, you do not tell me when I can or cannot speak to my sister. Gia. I -- I thought you came to your senses about this pain-in-the-butt rich kid.
Gia: I have. I love him.
Taggert: Are you crazy?
Gia: Okay, you know what? Just hold that thought. Do you want to know what is going on here?
Taggert: Yeah. And it better have something to do with mind control or I'm going to have to arrest you, Gia.
Gia: Marcus, do you know that it is possible for a person to come back from the dead?
Mac: Uh -- is she trying for the insanity plea?
Taggert: I'm beginning to think so.
Jax: Look, I understand what you meant that night at Wyndemere -- the dangerous relative you mentioned? It's your half brother Stavros, isn't it?
Alexis: What happened?
Jax: Am I right? Are you afraid of Stavros? Do you think he's in town?
Jax: Have you heard of Lucien Cain? Because apparently that's the name he's using to get around town.
Alexis: We need to keep Kristina safe.
Jax: But we also need to keep you safe, and I'd be a lot more help if I'm out of here.
Alexis: I will get the charges dropped. You just -- just look out for my sister. Now, I already know this, but just for the record, who are you helping to escape?
Jax: Angel Ellis.
Alexis: And what are the charges against Gia?
Jax: Helping me escape.
Alexis: Got it. Insufficient evidence? You don't have any evidence, Mac.
Mac: We have a witness that saw Jax put a woman fitting Angel Ellis' description on his private jet.
Alexis: And I can produce a roomful of witnesses that heard you tell Ms. Ellis she was free to go. You haven't charged her with a crime, which makes it a legal impossibility to charge my client with aiding and abetting. I'm surprised I even have to tell you that, Mac.
Mac: Jax knew she did it. That makes him an accessory after the fact.
Taggert: Commissioner? If you have my word that my sister will be on her best behavior, could I have permission to release her now?
Mac: Yeah, for the moment.
Gia: Thank you, Marcus. You're the best.
Taggert: Don't thank me, okay? And don't argue. Ofc. Lopez here is going to escort you back to your hotel, where you are going to stay away from Nikolas and his bizarro family and any kind of trouble. Is that clear?
Gia: But --
Taggert: No, no, no, no. No. That is the wrong answer. Let's try that again. Are we clear?
Gia: Back to my room and stay there. Got it.
Taggert: Ofc. Lopez?
Gia: I love you, Marcus.
Taggert: Yeah, yeah.
Alexis: My client cannot be held responsible for your department's failure to produce a proper warrant.
Jax: Look, can we do the legal stuff on another day? I really need to be somewhere.
Mac: Well, that's too damn bad.
Nikolas: Well, I could ask Helena to tell my father I want to meet with him.
Laura: We don't know what your father's agenda is. I think we should get more information before we try to confront him.
Nikolas: All right. Now, you're positive that Luke said the key to finding Helena's lab was in your past? Those were his exact words?
Nikolas: If -- if Luke was thinking about the time you were with him, don't you think he would've referred to it as "our past"?
Laura: Unless he meant the time that I was held captive on the island.
Nikolas: Okay, so what about -- what about before you knew Luke?
Laura: Before I knew Luke, I -- I was just a teenager. I don't see how anything from that part of my life could help to defeat the Cassadines now. No, no, it's got to be something that -- that we all have in common -- Luke and Stavros and me -- but I can't imagine what that would be.
Laura: Hello, sweetie!
Nikolas: Oh, my. Look at you.
Laura: Oh, my gosh, look at that beautiful little mermaid.
Lesley Lu: Mama!
Laura: Oh. Is it the zipper? Is it stuck again?
Laura: I'm sorry about that. Here, let me fix that for you. Okay, there you go. You can do the bow yourself.
Lesley Lu: You told me you'd put in a new zipper.
Laura: I did. You're right. I'm sorry. I will as soon as I have time, I promise.
Nikolas: Hey -- what is it?
Laura: I know what it takes to go up against Stavros and Helena, and I don't see how I can do that when I -- I should be home protecting my daughter.
Nikolas: I know that. That's why I have to be the one to see him.
Stavros: I think you heard the woman's answer.
Sonny: Yeah, the woman's my wife.
Carly: When it's convenient. Why are you playing the jealous husband routine? I didn't do anything wrong.
Sonny: I didn't say you did. I'm not here because I'm angry. I'm here because I want to see you and Michael. Can we do that? Can we save the rest of the discussion for later?
Stavros: I should go. Thank you very much for helping me so much with my son.
Carly: I meant everything that I said. Never give up on someone you love, no matter how rough and uneven the road gets.
Stavros: I'll take that to heart. Hopefully I'll be able to change his mind about me. Michael, I had a lot of fun today. Thank you for allowing me to come along.
Stavros: Thank you, again.
Carly: Thanks. Bye.
Sonny: Okay. Hey. Come here, buddy. Guess what. Want some ice cream?
Sonny: Yeah. All right. Leticia -- she should -- hey, hey.
Leticia: Hi. Hey, Michael.
Sonny: He wants -- he's in the mood for ice cream. Can you tell Max to drive the two of you to Dawson's, okay? Get him a double scoop or a milkshake, whatever he decides. You and Max get whatever you want. Get me a soda. What would you like?
Sonny: Okay. Can you get Carly a chocolate sundae? All right? Because if not, she'll go ahead and steal bites from ours. What do you think about that, huh, Michael?
Sonny: Okay, you're going to pay, right? Because you're a big boy. Here you go. You just make sure Leticia, you know, helps you out with the change, okay?
Sonny: And then when you get back with your ice cream, your mommy and me will be ready to go. Okay?
Leticia: All right. Let's go find out what kind of ice cream Max wants. Bye.
Carly: Okay, what was that? Are you trying to stake your claim or something? Lucien Cain -- he happens to be a business associate who is going through a rough time with his family, and you dismiss him like he's nothing.
Alexis: As I said, I can produce multiple witnesses who heard you tell Ms. Ellis that she was free to go. So as it stands, my client has done nothing to merit being questioned by the police, let alone being held in police custody. So it's your discretion. You're welcome to bring us back at a later date when you have actual charges. Until then, I don't think he's leaving town. You leaving town?
Jax: Alexis is right. I won't be leaving Port Charles, but I do need to get out of this police station. So if you're satisfied that I am not a threat to the public --
Mac: You're free to go, Jax.
Jax: Well, thank you.
Mac: For the moment. You wouldn't want to tell me where your client is so anxious to get to, would you? No, I didn't think so.
Taggert: I hope you know what you're doing, Ms. Davis, because I got a bad feeling about this.
Kristina: I am amazed that you have any energy left at the end of the day the way this place is laid out. I mean, all of the energy comes sweeping in through the front door and then it just kind of stagnates in a little pile over there. It never reaches your office. It never reaches your recording studio.
Ned: I like the way I had it. And you have a very nasty habit of moving lamps and other things that aren't nailed down.
Man: Kyle and Spike are right behind me, man, and you got to open your mind or you're going to lose us. The guys are ready to leave the label if you don't let us try something different. We refuse to stagnate.
Ned: Look, I am doing this for your own good, okay? I've had practice with this and I've seen this done by countless other bands. You do not follow up your debut C.D. by switching musical styles. That's it.
Kristina: I think that it takes a lot of courage to -- to find a new path and go your own way. You know what I mean? I really respect your commitment to your art and to your music.
Man: Yeah, we're all about integrity.
Kristina: Yeah, right on. You know, I mean, most musicians are so in love with the limos and the new clothes and the new digs and the chicks and the magazine covers that no way would they ever give that stuff up, you know? But you guys are saying, "Screw that. Screw the fame. Screw the fortune." You would much rather have the respect of a few real music listeners that are still out there, you know?
Man: You saying we'll fail?
Kristina: No. No, it's not you guys. It's us. It's your fans. We're not musical geniuses like you guys. You know, we like the big venues and the lights and the fire. Geniuses, musical geniuses, play smaller venues. You know, well, okay, so the big numbers aren't necessarily there. But the respect -- it is. I really think that it takes a lot of courage, Ned, for them to follow what they want.
Ned: Okay. You could slip one acoustic song on the next C.D. That way we slowly start to educate your fans. But if you're serious about going all acoustic, well, then, I'm afraid I'm going to have to call legal and just call the whole deal off because that's something I'm just not interested in.
Man: Let us give it some thought.
Ned: You do that. Take as much time as you want. And you just call me when you've decided.
Kristina: By the way, I'm Kristina. Ned didn't introduce us, but I love your music. Rock on.
Ned: "Rock on"? Who the hell are you? Really?
Skye: You haven't even met Ned Ashton yet. He's the family watchdog. He protects them all against anyone trying to take advantage.
Janine: Listen, I'm here because Edward Quartermaine invited me. We really hit it off in Atlantic City, and he insisted that I come and see him as soon as I could.
Skye: Oh, you poor, little amateur. I need to give you a lesson in Quartermainia.
Janine: In what?
Skye: If you think that you can land on Edward's doorstep and make a few veiled threats about ratting him out to his wife and walk away with a cash prize, you are sadly mistaken. The Quartermaines eat petty grifters like you for breakfast. See, I'm the one who can protect you from making the number one fatal mistake -- underestimating Edward Quartermaine.
Janine: All right. What's in it for you?
Skye: You still don't get it, do you? Your plans have changed. You now work for me. You do what I say or you walk away empty-handed.
Skye: Wise choice.
Skye: After you. Oh, this is going to be good.
Sonny: This is a perfect place for you because everything here is a game.
Carly: Well, I like games. Anything wrong with that?
Sonny: No, I know, I know. I've seen you play pool. You should be better than you are. I mean, you got a sledgehammer for a break and you got good table sense, but you don't follow through. Same problem you have with roulette. You get so caught up in the excitement, in actually thinking that you might get what you want, that you lose concentration. And then you start being crazy and you lose everything. But, see, that's why arcade games are good because all they cost is quarters. There's, you know, scores, points, whistles, bells, but no one really loses anything. Nobody -- nobody gets hurt.
Carly: Yeah? Better than the games you play. "Come here, Carly. Go away, Carly. I love you, Carly. Let's get a divorce."
Sonny: Okay, you know what? No more games, then. All right? I'm -- I don't want to play any more games. I want the divorce. You've been stalling. I want to settle it, right here, right now.
Gia: Nikolas, I'm back. I know you said not to leave, but I had to tell some-- someone --
Gia: Nikolas, it's -- it's me. Look, I'm on the yacht. Call me. I have something important to tell you. It's about your father.
Stavros: Hello, Gia.
Gia: Lucien. What brings you here?
Stavros: My son -- Nikolas.
Stavros: I remember the day this picture was taken. It was three months ago for me. For my son, it was a lifetime.
Gia: So, did the lies you've been telling me have a purpose or were they just to amuse you?
Stavros: I wanted to know about my son, and you had a lot to say about Nikolas.
Gia: And trying to seduce me -- that was, what, to keep me talking?
Stavros: You are a very beautiful woman, Gia.
Gia: And you are a very sick man.
Stavros: I've been called worse. May I finish now? All I care about is Nikolas.
Laura: Nikolas, we don't know what your father's goals are.
Nikolas: We know two things -- that he is out there and he is coming after you. All right? He may have the medicine that Luke needs. Now, if anyone can influence him, it should be me. This is my father.
Laura: I know that you want to believe that -- that you can make him understand and that he loves you, but I just don't have the same faith in that.
Nikolas: Look, no matter what we decide, I think it's best if we get Lulu and Lucas out of Port Charles.
Laura: You're right. You know something -- Scotty had Lee and Gail Baldwin take his little girl away somewhere. Maybe I can get my mother to go to the same spot with Lulu and Lucas. Let me go talk to her.
Nikolas: I'm going to call Bobbie, make travel arrangements, okay?
Laura: I love you.
Nikolas: I love you, too.
Carly: Okay. Let me get this straight. You come crashing into my son's play time, and you say you want to take me and Michael home, but first my business associate -- he has to leave. And now you're telling me that I am messing up the divorce plans. You know, Sonny, you haven't been in this much of a hurry since you got me pregnant and you wanted to make an honest woman out of me. You haven't gotten anyone pregnant, have you?
Sonny: See, that's what I meant about sticking to arcade games. We play any other way, we hurt each other.
Carly: Well, I never mean to.
Sonny: Well, I don't, either, but then we keep that's why we need the divorce.
Carly: That's why you think you need it.
Sonny: I don't like things hanging over my head, Carly.
Carly: Neither do I.
Sonny: Okay -- all right. So we don't leave here until we got this settled 100%. Agreed?
Skye: Stay in this room, okay? You watch movies, you raid the mini bar, you do whatever you want to do -- I don't care. You just do not let anyone through this door. Do you hear me? And whatever you do, you have to have absolutely no contact with any Quartermaine, especially Edward. Every move you make from here on in is crucial. Understood?
Janine: If I ever get the feeling that you're messing with me, you'd better watch your back. Understood?
Skye: And keep the door bolted.
Jax: Hold the elevator, please! Thank you.
Skye: Ooh. Oh, my God, you are so the person I wanted to see. I have found a perfect way to snatch away Edward's shares of E.L.Q.
Jax: You know, really, right now I don't care, okay?
Skye: Well, you're about to care.
Skye: Would more E.L.Q. stock be an added incentive to work with me against Sonny? Because I found a perfect way to get Edward to do whatever I want him to do. Now, about your half of the deal --
Jax: Skye, I really don't have time for your one-woman revenge show at the moment, okay?
Skye: I -- is it so wrong for me to want a little boy to get to know his father?
Jax: Whatever you want to discuss will have to wait. Excuse me.
Skye: I have been doing cartwheels and back flips to get leverage against my grandfather.
Jax: Would you stop pushing that button?
Kristina: You know who I am. I'm Alexis' long-lost baby sister. What else is there to know?
Ned: Well, I know that I've been trying to convince these guys for weeks and you were able to straighten them out in a matter of minutes. You knew exactly what to say to Grandfather to make him an ally instead of an enemy. You saw right through Skye. So, how did you learn to fit in like this?
Kristina: I don't know. I mean, it's not about fitting in, you know. It's about looking and listening. I watch people. I listen to them -- to what they're saying and to what they're not saying. It's no big deal. Anyone can do it, I guess.
Ned: Not anyone. Well, look; I got to return some phone calls.
Kristina: Ahem. Okay.
Stavros: I have done a lot of things since I got here to Port Charles, and, as you said, I've made some mistakes. But the one place that I have not erred is the love I feel for my son.
Gia: Well, I happen to think you screwed up big time.
Stavros: You have to understand, I was brought up as the heir, all right? Not a great place to learn humility. I was given everything that I ever wanted until I became an adult. It would be perfect if we could do things that we'd never practiced before perfectly, like patience.
Gia: Is there a point to all this?
Stavros: I watched a child play today, and I realized that I had lost something that no amount of money could give back. I've lost the chance to be a part of my son's childhood. Please help me be a part of his future. Look, no matter what you've heard about me, you cannot deny that there is a bond between a father and a son that Nikolas has the right to be a part of. If you really, really care about Nikolas, you'll help me.
Gia: Do what?
Stavros: Help me meet my son.
Sonny: No more mixed messages. Let's do it today, get it over with.
Carly: You're not taking medicine, Sonny, and you're not talking about pulling your teeth here. You're talking about ending our marriage.
Sonny: It's the only way to stop this -- fighting and then being sorry and then wanting each other. Almost touching each other and then pulling back. Never knowing from one second to the next what -- whether we're good for each other or wreck each other. Can't -- we just got to end it.
Carly: Okay, fine.
Carly: Yeah. If you want to end our marriage, fine, let's do it how we began. Okay, let's not plan or pack anything or make any phone calls. Let's get on a plane, we'll go to Martinique, and we'll end it, the whole damn thing.
Skye: Look, would you just listen? We both want Sonny to pay for what he did, and you want more E.L.Q. stock --
Jax: This is great. This is just great! Now we're stuck between floors.
Ned: I would change my world just for you go anywhere be anything you want me to
Ned: When I look at you I can't believe my eyes a living, breathing angel
Kristina and Ned: Just standing at my side too good to be true baby, that's what you are you let me whisper to you what I'm feeling in my heart I would change my world just for you
Kristina and Ned: Go anywhere be anything you want me to I'll bring you stardust from the moon ask the roses for perfume make the snow fall down in June that's the least that I can do just for you
Nikolas: Well, Lucas, help me get these out to the car, huh?
Nikolas: All right.
Lucas: What's it like where we're going? And how long do we get to stay out of school?
Nikolas: Well, we'll see.
Bobbie: I know it's the right thing to send the children away where they'll be safe, but part of me does not want to let Lucas out of my sight.
Laura: I know, but we've got to get the kids out of Helena's reach. It's the only way we'll be able to focus on the fight, if we don't have to worry about the kids.
Lesley: Okay. Finally, believe it or not, we are actually ready for our big adventure.
Laura: Oh, good. All right, sweetheart. You be good for Grandma.
Lesley Lu: I want you to come.
Laura: I know, honey, but I have to stay here and help Daddy get well. And you'll have lots of fun with Serena and Lucas, okay? I'll call you every night, I promise.
Nikolas: How many suitcases can two people pack?
Lesley: That's the last of them.
Nikolas: Well, we ready? Let's do it.
Laura: Mom, thank you.
Lesley: You be safe.
Lesley: You be safe.
Laura: I will. I promise.
Laura: I love you.
Lesley Lu: I love you, too, Mommy. And tell Daddy I love him, too.
Laura: I will. Thank you. All right, now, let's go. Have everything you need? Oh, we don't want to forget baby. You run to Grandma.
Laura: Here we go.
Stavros: You know I'm right. Nikolas will want to meet me.
Gia: I don't even know where Nikolas is.
Stavros: I have ways of finding him.
Gia: Why should I trust you?
Stavros: Because if I endanger you in any way, I will destroy any hope that I have of having a relationship with my son.
Gia: My brother's right. I am crazy. All right. Let's go.
Leticia: We are going to have so much fun when we get to Martinique. We're going to go to the beach and collect shells.
Michael: Are you going to stay with me?
Sonny: Your mom and I ain't going to leave you alone, buddy.
Leticia: Come on, sweetheart. Let's go wash all that chocolate off your face.
Sonny: Go ahead.
Carly: Go ahead.
Sonny: No, go ahead.
Sonny: Last chance.
Carly: I said I didn't want any.
Sonny: All right. I'll go ahead and send it up to the pilots and they can split it. But I'm warning you, don't ask for a bite of mine, okay?
Carly: I won't. Mm-hmm.
Sonny: At all.
Carly: Okay. Just give it to me.
Sonny: You can go ahead and thank me any time you want.
Carly: Oh, yeah?
Carly: Maybe I'll show you how grateful I am.
Sonny: So how long do you think this business in Martinique's going to take?
Carly: Hmm. Guess it's just going to take as long as it's going to take.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Ned: Do you do requests?
Skye: Come on, Jax. Grandpa's been a bad boy.
Stavros: Could all of this make a woman love me?
Laura: How long have you been awake?
Luke: I think I'm dreaming.