GH Transcript Friday 11/16/01


General Hospital Transcript Friday 11/16/01

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Kristina: I might have a way to put an end to her blackmailing you.

Edward: Hello, Sugar Dove.

Laura: I do still have feelings for him. I owe it to you to be completely honest.

Felicia: You and I aren't going back to the way we were, though, are we?

Carly: I was such a fool. You know, when am I going to learn?

Jax: It's okay. Come here.

Ned: Alan is turning over his E.L.Q. Shares to you?

Skye: You heard him.

Ned: All of them? His slice of the family business. Shares he has held his entire life.

Skye: You seem to have a little difficulty absorbing this, Ned.

Ned: And you can do whatever you want with them?

Skye: Dad trusts my judgment.

Ned: Uh-huh.  That is the most astonishing part.

A.J.: He's upset, Ned, that Sonny took Michael. Maybe he's being supportive.

Ned: Let me get this straight. You've convinced Alan that you're going to use this stock to somehow get back at Sonny, all for the altruistic purpose of helping out your newfound baby brother?

A.J.: She's on my side, Ned.

Ned: Junior, wake up and smell the coffee. She is using you, okay? She is just trying to gain more power in the company and in this family.

A.J.: She's getting back at Sonny.

Skye: Yeah.

A.J.: She's been doing it all along, okay?

Skye: And I would think that you would love the sound of that, given your history with the man.

Ned: You two are working together for one purpose and one purpose only, and that is to stick it to Grandfather! And don't try to play the Sonny angle because I don't buy it. I'm onto both of you.

A.J.: Butt out.

Ned: Not a chance. I'm going to end this once and for all. I'm going to Grandfather.

A.J.: Ooh.

Skye: Oh, no.

Janine: Eddie. You shouldn't be here.

Edward: Oh, no, I couldn't stay away.

Janine: What if someone saw you?

Edward: Oh, no, I was very discreet. No one could possibly have seen me.

Janine: Uh -- actually, this isn't a very good time. I -- I still haven't done my hair yet.

Edward: I'll wait.

Janine: Room service is bringing my breakfast any second now.

Edward: What you don't know is that the Port Charles Hotel delivers enough muffins for two.

Janine: Uh, look, Eddie --

Edward: No, no, no, no, no, come on. Call me Sweet Cheeks, huh?

[Phone rings]

Janine: Excuse me. Hello?

Skye: I think Ned Ashton is on his way over, and he's loaded for bear.

Janine: I'm sorry, I can't discuss this. Someone is here with me.

Skye: Who?

Janine: Eddie, don't sneak up on me like that.

Skye: Eddie? Oh, Janine -- look, it's a setup. Don't blow this. I will be right over.

Janine: Okey-doke. Thanks. Bye. Eddie --

Edward: Hmm?

Janine: I'm so glad you came. Let's make this a day to remember.

Edward: Oh.

[Janine laughs]

Edward: Oh.

Laura: Memo, November 16, 2001. Muting the colors in the perfume ad was a definite improvement. Ad is an interesting blend of mystery and romance. Check media buys. Want this one going wide in March. Let's see -- June ad is absolutely beautiful. Perfect. Can't really improve on that. Truly captures the joy and anticipation of a bride on her wedding day. It is the essence of what it feels like.

Laura: Of what I felt like.

Luke: Too much junk. Bogs a man down. Quicksand. Sucks you under. Learn to travel light. Find a new beginning somewhere, something I can leave in, get rid of all this excess baggage. I got to find something new, something I can live with, something -- freedom. Unfettered, unaltered freedom. That's what I need. Just got to be free.

["Fascination" plays]

Carly: What -- what are you doing?

Jax: I'm sorry. I was just trying to help.

Carly: Well, I don't need your help.

Jax: Are you intentionally annoying or is it -- is it an uncontrollable thing?

Carly: We are not exactly best buddies, Jax.

Jax: Hey, you were in trouble, okay? I just wanted to make sure that you were okay, that Sonny hadn't hurt you somehow.

Carly: Yeah, well, why would you think that?

Jax: It's a natural assumption.

Carly: Yeah, to you because you can't stand him after what happened with Brenda.

Jax: Okay, that is a separate issue.

Carly: No, you despise me, too, Jax, so the only reason you would be nice to me is to annoy Sonny.

Jax: Are you insane?

Carly: Yes, the all-purpose excuse -- blame Carly by calling her crazy. I'm crazy!

Jax: Forget it. I don't even know why I bother.

Carly: You know, Sonny is not the problem. Alexis is.

Jax: What about Alexis?

Sonny: So you don't think I should go back to Carly?

Alexis: No, I --

Sonny: Oh.

Alexis: I don't know why I said that. I -- it's not my place to say anything about it. I think that you should do whatever you think you should do.

Sonny: But that's not what I asked. I asked what you think.

Alexis: I think that I'm your attorney, and it's my job to give you legal advice, to use my legal expertise.

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: And I'm also your friend who has opinions about things that I blurt out unasked for, of which I'm not an expert.

Sonny: Okay, we're off the clock. I'm not paying you.

Alexis: Well, you need to start paying me now because I have some other papers that we need to go over.

Sonny: Okay, wait, wait, whoa, whoa -- I'm -- I'm asking you because you are my friend and I trust that you will tell me the truth.

Alexis: Are you sure you want to hear it?

Sonny: Yes, I am.

Jax: What was that crack about Alexis?

Carly: She's after Sonny.

Jax: Don't be ridiculous. She works for him.

Carly: Oh, please, it is so obvious.

Jax: Really?

Carly: She is always hovering around him, and whenever Sonny needs someone to confide in, she is right there.

Jax: She does live across the hall.

Carly: Why is that, Jax? She's got money. She can live anywhere she wants. No, why is it that penthouse?

Jax: Why? I don't know. Because it's convenient.

Carly: Yeah, and I see it doesn't bother you at all.

Jax: Yeah, of course it bothers me. It bothers me that Alexis is friends with Sonny, that she even knows Sonny, okay? But that doesn't make me believe that she's attracted to him.

Carly: Would you think about it, Jax? Just -- really, the minute that Sonny and I started having problems -- bam, she was right there.

Jax: She is his attorney, okay? Sonny happens to require one on a daily basis, so, yes, they do spend a lot of time together.

Carly: You sound so calm about this.

Jax: Because you're making up this entire scenario in your head, okay? It doesn't exist.

Carly: Oh, what, did you think because Alexis wears a suit she doesn't fantasize about men?

Jax: I didn't say that.

Carly: She would love nothing better than to get Sonny into bed with her. Look, she's always finding an excuse to be with him, and then when she is with him, she gets all flustered. Have you not noticed that? How -- how her cheeks, they get a little pink and she starts stammering and she's all out of breath?

Jax: Believe me, Alexis has no plans to be with Sonny, okay?

Carly: You sound very certain.

Jax: She's not like you.

Carly: No, she wishes she was like me. She wishes she had the guts to go after what she wants. And now she finally has seen an opening, and she's going to grab it with Sonny.

Alexis: Let me just start by saying that I am not very objective about this.

Sonny: I know Carly isn't your favorite person.

Alexis: Well -- we're different.

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: We have a different code of ethics. While I have compassion for her, I have witnessed her behavior, ranging from ill-advised to reprehensible.

Sonny: Well, you say things about me -- that I'm amoral, unethical, whatever other words you can find. I should keep a list, improve my vocabulary.

Alexis: That's true, but it's different because you are just reprehensible for a living.

Sonny: Oh, right.

Alexis: Yeah, but in your personal life, you're very loyal. You're trustworthy. You trust your friends, your friends trust you. "Trust" being the operative word.

Sonny: So you're saying I can't trust Carly?

Alexis: Can you?

Sonny: Well, it's not black and white.

Alexis: You're being very patient and very reasonable.

Sonny: Yeah, but you know what? I haven't been so patient.

Alexis: And I know that you do that. I do that -- what you're doing. You blame yourself. You're wondering, probably, if this isn't all your fault.

Sonny: I'm just saying it's a two-way street. It's not easy to live with myself.

Alexis: Well, I'm sure it isnít.

Sonny: You know, I like things my way. Sometimes I close off. I don't say thing and I -- you know, I -- I run the penthouse my way, my rules.

Alexis: On second thought, maybe the two of you are the only two that can live with each other.

Sonny: But Carly can live with that. She may yell, scream, complain, but in the end, she's okay with that.

Alexis: But is she okay with the dangers that are involved in your life? Can she handle that?

Sonny: She did it for my protection.

Alexis: Sonny, I'm your attorney. As your attorney, there have been any number of times where naming names would have saved a great deal of legal wear and tear. It was never an option for me to ask you to turn state's evidence. Now, Carly is your wife. She loves you. How could she not know that?

A.J.: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down, slow down. Where you going? What are you doing?

Skye: Oh. This whole Janine situation is about to spin out of control.

A.J.: Let it.

Skye: A.J., I'm trying to help you.

A.J.: Yeah, I know. Thank you. But you know what? This whole -- I don't know, this whole scheme of blackmailing Grandfather -- it's just not working.

Skye: Come on, we're halfway there. All -- all this needs is a little damage control, that's all.

A.J.: I know, but, you know, I've been thinking. Sonny is determined to keep Michael. He's not going to just let Michael go, even if we strip him of every dime he's got.

Skye: Oh, come on, we have got to see this through. Now, I know this isn't the perfect solution, but Grandfather is just as bad as Sonny. And if we can nail them at the same time, then all the better.

A.J.: Yeah, well, I know if anyone can do it, it's you.

Skye: Thanks.

A.J.: Yeah, well, you know. But there's got to be a more direct way.

Skye: I think you've already tried that. Let's see -- the meat locker, signing away the rights to your son. Stop me if any of this sounds familiar.

A.J.: Don't remind me, okay?

Skye: All right, then. So we stick to plan A.

A.J.: You do what you have to do, and I'll do what I have to.

Skye: Meaning what?

Janine: Oh! Oh, now, you don't move.

Edward: Oh, no.

Janine: And I'm going to be right back with a big surprise.

Edward: Oh. Wait, wait, wait. What -- what sort of surprise, huh?

Janine: Oh, I'll give you a hint -- you're going to like it a lot!

Edward: Oh, God. Oh. Kristina, come here! How do you work this damn tape recorder?

Kristina: Shh. Stay calm, stay calm, stay calm.

Edward: This woman is an octopus!

Kristina: Okay, well, you're in control. You got it all together.

Edward: No, hurry because she's going to be back in a minute. What do I do?

Kristina: Okay, you -- this is for record, and that is for stop.

Edward: All right.

Kristina: Okay? And, remember, you have to make sure that she tells you how she got the money. Make sure she admits she's a blackmailer, all right?

Edward: Okay, I've got it.

Kristina: All right. Go, go, go! Bye!

Janine: Sweet Cheeks --

Edward: Oh.

Janine: Oh, sweet Cheeks, I missed you so much.

Edward: Well -- the -- the feeling was really mutual.

Janine: I tried to stay away. I fought my desire for you as long -- as I could. But I just kept dreaming about your big, strong arms around me, holding me and whispering my name.

Edward: Ooh. Oh.

Janine: Oh!

Edward: My -- my dear, you're really -- you're a charming young woman, but, you know, I'm confused about what happened yesterday. Could you please make me understand? Huh?

Janine: Understand what?

Edward: Well, let me tell you. My daughter-in-law, Monica, gave you a large sum of money, and -- and you said that you would leave town. Now, isn't that blackmail?

Janine: Why would I do that?

Edward: And then Skye gave you some money, an even larger amount --

Janine: Yeah, she said that was a gift from you.

Edward: No, Skye said that that was for you to remain in town, huh?

Janine: Well -- I could never do --

Edward: So, you know what? I am so confused. Why don't we just go over the conversation? You can say what you said and what she said, and, you know?

Janine: Hey, that's so boring. Why don't we just enjoy each other the way we did that wonderful, wonderful night in Atlantic City?

Edward: Oh, God. Oh, me.

Ned: What are you doing here?

Kristina: What are you doing here? Oh, wait! You can't go in there. You're going to ruin the plan.

Ned: What plan?

Edward: Help!

[Knock on door]

Laura: This is going to be the same picture.

Bobbie: Hi.

Laura: Hi.

Bobbie: What's up?

Laura: I'm frustrated. Take a look at this. Now, don't you think that that's just a little bit too intimate? It looks too much like a couple really getting married, not enough like an ad. Right? I don't know. Maybe a single. Maybe a single would help.

Bobbie: She is beautiful.

Laura: Yeah, she is.

Bobbie: I like this couple shot. I mean, I really think it makes it feel like a real wedding. Isn't that what you want?

Laura: I don't know what I want. I think I don't want to be thinking about a June wedding in November.

Bobbie: It's your anniversary, you and Luke. At least it would have been.

Laura: Yeah. 20 years.

["Fascination" plays]

[Luke yells]

[Music stops]

Kristina: Would you get off of him?

Janine: This is my room. You're invading my privacy!

Kristina: And you're invading his.

Ned: Get up, Grandfather.

Janine: Can you see we're busy here?

Kristina: No, not anymore.

Ned: What in God's name is going on here?

Edward: Well, Ned, this woman -- ooh, this woman was attacking me.

Ned: Yeah. And what possessed you to come to her room?

Janine: He can do whatever he wants. We are two consenting adults. You tell him, Eddie.

Edward: No, no, no, no, Ned, I didn't consent to anything.

Ned: Then what were you up to?

Edward: Ned, it's -- it's not what it looks like.

Ned: Grandfather, you've played right into her hands.

Kristina: Well, he didn't mean to.

Ned: And how did you get involved?

Skye: Grandfather. What are you doing?

Edward: Well, I -- I was --

Skye: Oh, yeah, sure. I guess this makes him the innocent and I'm the villain, Ned? Doesn't this prove otherwise?

Kristina: Oh, stuff it, Skye.

Carly: Look, you want to help? Keep Alexis away from Sonny.

Jax: I think you might have it backwards.

Carly: Oh, how's that?

Jax: Well, if anyone's doing the chasing, it would be Sonny chasing Alexis.

Carly: Please.

Jax: He's already compromised her reputation by drawing her into his business dealings. Now, if what you say is true -- which I doubt -- then Sonny would be chasing Alexis.

Carly: Okay. Listen to me here, Jax. Alexis is going after Sonny in the best way that she knows how.

Jax: Your husband is a user. He draws women in and then he throws them away. Now that it's happened to you, you're looking for excuses.

Carly: You are in denial.

Jax: No, this is ridiculous. You know, this could go on forever, this conversation. But Alexis is no threat to you. So do me a favor and leave her alone.

Carly: Well, maybe you don't know your good buddy Alexis as well as you thought.

Jax: Yeah.

Sonny: Carly does things without thinking. It doesn't mean her intentions are bad.

Alexis: Sonny, a lot of people get scared and it isn't justification for them to do whatever they want.

Sonny: Carly did this because she thought it was right for our family.

Alexis: Okay.

Sonny: All right.

Alexis: You asked, I answered.

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: I think maybe you just needed me to play devil's advocate. I'm glad I could help. You decide. And I think that you've already decided. You defended her well. I'm not surprised. She's very lucky to have you.

Roy: You know, I don't think the warranty's going to cover that.

Luke: It's a piece of junk. It only plays one song over and over. One tired old tune. What the hell you doing here anyway?

Roy: I'm part owner, remember?

Luke: Well, yeah, but this is a nightclub and it's morning, remember?

Roy: And I told you I'd come in and catch up on those bills you don't want to deal with. But I'll be happy to find a pool table somewhere if you'd rather I leave.

Luke: Hey, calm down. Fine, get comfortable.

Roy: What the hell is eating you anyway?

Luke: Ah, it's just a weird day.

Roy: It's a little late for spring cleaning, isn't it?

Luke: Oh, I've kept too much stuff, man. It's all bogging me down. I got to -- I got to trim it up and be free from all of this.

Roy: Well, I'll take this piece of junk if you don't want it.

Luke: Oh, man, you don't want that. Like I said, it just plays one tune over and over and over.

Roy: Well, I might have wanted it -- well, you know, that is annoying, I give you that. I heard this horrible love song yesterday from this pathetic boy band and I couldn't get the damn thing out of my mind all day.

["Fascination" plays]

Laura: It isn't an anniversary if you're not really married.

Bobbie: Well, the date's still the date. Doesn't vanish from the calendar.

Laura: Yeah, I know. I'm trying not to think about it too much.

Bobbie: 20 years is a long time to spend with someone. And I happen to think my brother's a pretty memorable guy.

Laura: He looked pretty cute at that wedding, too, didn't he?

Bobbie: And you were beautiful. And the two of you, you looked very happy.

Laura: Until Luke jumped off the balcony and started fighting with Scotty.

Bobbie: Mm-hmm. And until Luke finally coldcocked him.

Laura: Scotty couldn't accept the fact that we were over.

Bobbie: Laura, Scott still loves you.

Laura: Yeah, I know. I -- you know, I didn't even offer you any coffee or tea. Can I get you something?

Bobbie: No, thank you, I'm fine. Actually, I'm here with an invitation.

Laura: Oh.

Bobbie: Thanksgiving dinner at my house.

Laura: Oh.

Bobbie: I really want it to be special this year, and I just think it's a good time for us all to get together and mend some fences.

Laura: Will Luke be there?

Bobbie: Yeah. And I hope you'll come, too.

Carly: Oh, go crawl back under your rock, A.J.

A.J.: Oh, come on. Carly, let's not do this, okay?

Carly: Okay, let's not.

A.J.: Wait. Look -- we've been at each other's throats about Michael. It's not you. No, it's Sonny. He's the one that's determined to keep me away from Michael. And from what I just heard, Carly, he's turned on you, too. Looks like we're in the same boat.

Carly: You cannot be serious.

A.J.: You know that I signed away my rights to Michael under duress. You, on the other hand, can undo that. What do you say?

Carly: I say you should stop slinking around listening to my private conversations, or I'm going to tell Sonny that you're stalking me.

A.J.: I'm giving you a chance --

Carly: You know what you can do with your chance.

A.J.: I'm just going to have to plan my next move.

Carly: Oh, what move? Huh? What are you planning?

Alexis: Don't ask me questions about your relationship anymore.

Sonny: I asked.

Alexis: And I'm telling you to quit asking me.

Sonny: I am weighing the options.

Alexis: And I will support you no matter what you decide to do.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Alexis: You just need to let me know. You want the divorce, you don't want the divorce. You just need to tell me.

Sonny: You don't have to do this.

Alexis: Do what?

Sonny: Back off like you said something wrong. Look, you're my friend, right? We -- can -- can you just take -- I trust you, okay? We can disagree or agree. It's okay.

Alexis: That's true. You disagree with me frequently, and I never listen to you, ever.

Sonny: I heard what you said, and I'm going to -- you know, I'm going to do my best.

Alexis: You countered everything I said --

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: With a defense of Carly.

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: And I wouldn't be a good friend at all --

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Alexis: If I didn't ultimately tell you to just listen to your heart.

Sonny: I'm trying to do that.

Alexis: And what does it say?

Sonny: What does it say? It says that maybe I should try to get Carly back or spend the rest of my life alone.

[Knock on door]

Alexis: I'm expecting an overnight delivery.

Jax: Alexis. Do you have a minute?

Kristina: Why am I not surprised to see you here?

Skye: You're sticking your nose where it doesn't belong.

Kristina: Edward needed my help.

Edward: I certainly did.

Skye: This is a family matter.

Kristina: You know, I've seen your kind before. I am not about to just sit back and do nothing while you put the screws to your very own grandfather.

Janine: I'm calling the cops on you two.

Edward: No police. No, no, no. I can -- I can take care of this.

Janine: Then I'll leave it in your capable hands.

Ned: Grandfather, Kristina, out in the hallway. I want an explanation.

Skye: Huh. I'd like to hear some myself.

Ned: No. No, no. You will stay put. And, you, you take the money and get the hell out of Port Charles, or, believe me, you'll wish you never stepped foot in this town.

[Door closes]

Janine: Oh. Oh, that was close. It was way too close. Oh. I never even slept with the old coot in Atlantic City, but I got to tell you, for one minute there, I thought I was going to have to today.

Skye: Don't worry. It's over.

Janine: Are you kidding? It's just starting. Sweet Cheeks was trying to get me to admit to blackmail. That's just the first step in putting me in jail, and those two are obviously in cahoots with him.

Edward: You see, Ned, it was a way of exposing Janine for the charlatan that she is.

Ned: Hmm. By romancing her?

Edward: No, no, Ned. By getting her to confess on tape!

Ned: Brilliant. Get the scheme down on tape so the whole world can know about it. The press will have a field day. Oh, and maybe Grandmother will be able to hear every sordid detail of your indiscretion. That's a great idea.

Kristina: Actually -- um -- it was my idea.

Ned: You put Grandfather in this compromising position?

Kristina: He was already in a compromising position. I was just helping him get out of it.

Edward: Don't you blame Kristina.

Ned: Your partner in crime?

Edward: She is a good, smart girl, Ned, and I don't know what I would have done without her.

Ned: Exactly my point.

Edward: Yes, you see --

Ned: Grandfather, you know what? Just go.

Edward: But, Ned, I --

Ned: Get out of that ridiculous outfit before anyone sees you.

Edward: Well --

Ned: Just go.

Edward: You know what this is? This is elder abuse, young man.

Ned: What the hell is so funny?

Kristina: Edward yelling for help. Oh, come on, it's funny. It's funny!

Ned: You -- you are going to be trouble.

Janine: They're trying to trap me, slim. I can't go to jail. I've got a kid.

Skye: Hey. You stick to the plan or that $250,000 check isn't going to clear.

Janine: Hey --

Skye: This will not happen again, all right? I will take care of everything.

Carly: A.J., what nasty, little scheme are you cooking up now?

A.J.: No scheme. The truth -- that you're an unstable, irresponsible lunatic.

Carly: Oh, how original. You've used that threat, what, 10,000 times?

A.J.: Well, now that you're handing our son over to a gangster --

Carly: Look, I am letting Sonny adopt Michael. I am only putting in writing what you and I both know to be true -- that Sonny is Michaelís father in every way that matters.

A.J.: I love Michael.

Carly: But not until he could score you points with your grandfather. Oh, then all of a sudden, fatherhood looked really good.

A.J.: You know, I know this may be very difficult for your egotistic mind to grasp. All I want is a relationship with Michael, Carly. See, I believe that he deserves to know his real father.

Carly: I'm sorry, I am doing what's best for Michael, and I am making Sonny his legal father.

A.J.: The second Sonny adopts Michael, you're out. He's going to divorce you, and, I have to admit, he's playing this brilliantly.

Carly: You know what? Sonny is being honest with me.

A.J.: Sonny? Honest? Sorry, but those two words don't belong in the same sentence.

Carly: He's doing what's best for Michael.

A.J.: What about what's best for you? He's stringing you along, Carly. He's making you feel that there's -- that there's hope for your marriage, right?

Carly: You don't know what you're talking about.

A.J.: Well, he certainly got you to agree to the adoption. I'm telling you, as soon as the ink is dry, you're out. He's going to grab Michael and dump you.

Carly: Oh, yeah, and you know this because, what, you're Sonny's confidant?

A.J.: You said it yourself. He's got another woman in the wings, Carly. And Michael makes three. That sounds like one big, happy family to me. What about you?

Carly: Shut up, A.J.

A.J.: He's stepping out of the gutter, going after a woman with class, a woman he can be proud of, a woman who will make a wonderful mother to Michael.

Carly: I said shut up!

A.J.: What's the matter? Come on.

Alexis: It's not what you think.

Sonny: You don't have to explain anything to Jax.

Jax: What, she's not allowed to finish her sentences now?

Alexis: We're in the middle of doing something here.

Jax: Really?

Sonny: Yeah, you heard her. We're in the middle of doing something here.

Jax: I'm here about Kristina.

Alexis: What about her? Is she all right?

Jax: Yeah, she's fine. I need to discuss it privately.

Sonny: Well, that's all right. Anybody who's important to Alexis is important to me.

Jax: You know, Kristina doesn't need your kind of help, so just do me a favor and stay out of her life, okay?

Sonny: Do you speak for everyone in this town or just the women?

Jax: Well, the women, mostly, because they're the ones that need protection from you the most.

Alexis: Okay. Why don't I deal with him first and then I'll deal with you.

Sonny: Okay. I appreciate everything you did. I'll see you.

Luke: Why are you looking at me like that?

Roy: Like what?

Luke: Look, the song was getting on my nerves, okay? I'm a little edgy, I admit it.

Roy: Don't you think your reaction might be a little extreme -- not that it's any of my business.

Luke: No, it isn't. Now, don't go digging around in a grave that was cold. 20 years ago, I got married.

Roy: Not 20 years ago today?

Luke: Yeah, today.

Roy: Oh. Unbelievable, man, how time flies.

Luke: Yeah, time flies when you're having fun, which I haven't had any of for a long time, but maybe soon, you know? Things are signed, sealed, and delivered -- all the papers -- and they're in Scott Baldwinís clammy, little palms. I mean, it ain't like Laura and I didn't know this was coming. It ain't like we didn't drag it out. It ain't like we didn't wait till the last dog was dead.

Roy: So why are you so upset?

Luke: I'm not upset, okay? I'm completely relaxed.

Roy: You're wearing a groove in the floor, you're throwing your favorite things in a box. What is that? What is that? You trying to pretend that you're not thinking about her?

Luke: I can't go back, Roy. You can never go back. You should know that, you tried.

Roy: Yeah, well, at least I tried.

Luke: What, are you saying you're not sorry?

Roy: I'm not sorry at all. Your sister's an amazing woman. We had a lot of great times trying. We took really good care of each other for a while there, man. We -- we learned a hell of a lot. Even when things were getting bad, we were learning a hell of a lot. I don't regret a minute of it. But the point is if there's even the slightest chance that you and Laura still have something, you got to look at that. She is the love of your life. I mean, if you walk away from that when there's even the slightest chance that you could still have it, you're going to spend the rest of your life wondering if you made a terrible mistake.

Laura: I guess we could all sit around the same table together. Is he bringing a date?

Bobbie: No. He's coming alone.

Laura: Oh. Okay, then. Well, then -- then I'll just bring the kids. I think that would be better. Children have always been a bond between us and --

Bobbie: That's true.

Laura: Yeah. I think we're past all that bickering and fighting.

Bobbie: Any chance the spark is still there?

Laura: I don't know. We all move on, don't we? I think in our case, getting divorced was probably the right thing to do. But I don't know. Today I'm just sort of flooded with memories.

Bobbie: Well, anniversaries will do that.

Laura: It's probably more than that. With everything that's going on in the world right now, life just seems so fragile and -- and precious.

Bobbie: I know what you mean.

Laura: But, anyway, to answer your question, I think, you know, we'll probably always care about each other, but it probably ends there.

Bobbie: So you'll come for Thanksgiving?

Laura: Sure. I'd love to.

Bobbie: That's good. That's great. All right, I'm going to leave you to your work. For the record, I like the couple shot.

Laura: Okay.

[Bobbie laughs]

Laura: Oh.

Jax: You know, I've been thinking about you and Kristina, and I think the two of you deserve some time alone together.

Alexis: I think you're right. Now that this mess is over, we can get to know each other.

Jax: So how about you take her on a vacation?

Alexis: No, I -- my schedule is really --

Jax: No, no, no. I'll tell you what. I'll tell you what. You can take my yacht anywhere you want to go. You can go to the Caribbean --

Alexis: I'll tell you what.

Jax: You can go through the Panama Canal, to Hawaii.

Alexis: You didn't come over here to talk to me about Kristina. You came here to talk to me about Sonny.

Carly: Sonny is not a thief like you are. He would never try and steal my child.

A.J.: Oh, you're not that naive, are you? He and Alexis have probably been working on this for months, maybe longer. Haven't you thought about how convenient it is that they live right across the hall from one another? Plenty of opportunities for the late-night meetings, accidental run-ins, occasional quickie.

Carly: You jerk!

Zander: Carly, don't do  okay? That's what he wants.

Luke's voice: I, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer, take thee, Laura Webber Baldwin, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.

Luke: Hi.

Laura: Hi. May I?

Luke: Please.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

A.J.: How long have you two been sleeping together?

Carly: Oh, you nasty, lying snake!

Bobbie: You obviously still care about Carly. Why are you divorcing her?

Jax: Are you in love with him?

Luke: Happy anniversary, Laura.

Laura: Happy anniversary.

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