GH Transcript Monday 12/10/01


General Hospital Transcript Monday 12/10/01

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Monica: If Rae is here at Christmas, I won't be.

Helena: Don't you dare ever call yourself a Cassadine.

Taggert: I welcome you to the family.

Nikolas: Thank you, Taggert.

Skye: If you think that Jax is backing you because he thinks you're some hotshot entrepreneur, you think again.

[Music plays]

Bobbie: That's a really good idea.

Gia: Come with me.

Nikolas: No. I want to kiss some more.

Gia: Hey. I would like you to meet my fiancťe.

Woman: Oh, we don't know who he is.

Gia: This is Nikolas Cassadine.

Nikolas: Hi.

Woman: Are you really a prince?

Gia: Well, to me, he is.

Lucky: Oh, Nikolas just says that to meet girls.

Nikolas: You should try that sometime. Have you guys met my brother, Lucky Spencer?

Woman: The photographer?

Lucky: Yes. That would be me.

Nikolas: Yeah, well, he kind of -- you just say that to meet the girls, right?

Gia: This is Ashley, Brittany, and Caitlin.

Lucky: Well, it must be working. It's very nice to meet all of you.

Brittany: You, too.

Lucky: Can you believe Gia actually agreed to marry this guy?

Gia: Hey! Wait a minute!

Brittany: Are you going to live here?

Lucky: It's kind of creepy, isn't it?

Gia: No, not anymore.

Nikolas: Well, I've never seen this room more beautiful.

Lucky: Hey, here you go. Yeah.

Gia: Thank you.

Lucky: To my brother, the prince.

Nikolas: Lighten up with the prince routine.

Lucky: And the woman who swears that she'll put up with him forever.

Nikolas: Thanks, I think.

Gia: To the love of my life.

Brittany: Oh.

Lucky: Oh, that's cute.

Stefan: Everyone, if I could have your attention, please.

Nikolas: Didn't we just do all of this?

Stefan: Just one more toast.

Nikolas: Another toast, Uncle?

Lucky: He's perceptive, isn't he?

Gia: Very.

Lucky: That's why he's a prince.

Stefan: Well, we obviously all have a great deal to celebrate this evening.

Man: Hear, hear!


Stefan: I never imagined that this room could be so full of laughter, so full of love. Speaking of which, I would like to introduce my sister, Kristina Cassadine.

Stefan: Welcome to the family.

Kristina: I have waited my whole life for this. Thank you all so much for making me feel at home. I just wish that my sister could have been here.

Stefan: Well, as you all know, we are also here to celebrate the engagement of Ms. Gia Campbell to my nephew, Prince Nikolas Cassadine.

Lucky: Let's hear it for the prince, huh? Hey!


Stefan: Thank you, Mr. Spencer. Your sentiments are apt.

Lucky: What can I tell you?

Stefan: I have one more announcement. As of this evening, Nikolas will take his rightful place as head of the Cassadines. You are now in charge of the entire Cassadine Empire.


Gia: Where did that come from?

Alan: Well, that's going to be good for the hospital.

Monica: He's way too young to have that responsibility.

Florence: What's this about?

Taggert: I'm not sure, Mom.

Stefan: Nikolas?

Nikolas: Uncle, Iím -- I'm not quite sure what to say.

Gia: Yes, you are.

Nikolas: Thank you. I appreciate the support. I'm honored. And I would like to thank all of you for helping me celebrate the best night of my life. Thank you.


Gia: What's going on here?

Lucky: Does this mean you're going to be a princess?

Gia: Lucky, Iím serious.

Lucky: Maybe you can wear one of those little crowns. What do you say? Congratulations, buddy.

Nikolas: Thank you. Excuse me.

Lucky: Oh, of course.

Nikolas: Uncle?

Stefan: Perhaps I should have forewarned you.

Nikolas: You can't do this.

A.J.: Hey. How was the party?

Skye: Oh, forget the party. Where's Janine?

A.J.: What's wrong?

Skye: Why don't you answer my question?

A.J.: I'll find her.

Skye: Why didn't I listen?

A.J.: Okay, I'll admit it, I'm lost.

Skye: You tried to warn me. So did Edward. You were right.

A.J.: About what?

Skye: Jasper Jacks.

[Pounding on door]

Carly: Jax? I know you're in there.


Carly: Jax!


Carly: Jax!

Jax: Okay! This is not a good time.

Carly: Are you using my club to get back at Sonny?

Jax: We've been through all this. It's late. If you're having second thoughts about the deal, please call me tomorrow morning, okay?

Carly: No, maybe I was naive before.

Jax: Did you hear anything I just said?

Carly: Look, you were using Skye to get to Sonny, so why wouldn't you use me?

Laura: I didn't expect to see you here.

Luke: Me miss a party on Skull Island?

Laura: I know, hard to believe. And you're all dressed up, too.

Luke: Scary, isn't it?

Laura: No, you look great.

Luke: You look fantastic.

Bobbie: Sort of the natural order of things.

Tony: Ah. Excuse me.

Nikolas: Yeah. Why didn't you warn me about this?

Stefan: I thought it would be a nice surprise.

Nikolas: You know that I have reservations about this, Uncle. You know that.

Stefan: Nikolas, the Cassadine estate is your birthright and you are ready to accept it.

Nikolas: But legally, I'm not even supposed to accept it until I'm 25.

Stefan: The board has agreed to make an exception.

Gia: I have to get over there.

Lucky: No, no, no, no, no. I really think that you should let them work it out, okay?

Gia: Well, look at how upset Nikolas is.

Lucky: I understand, but it's our job to keep the party going, right?

Gia: Speak for yourself.

[Lucky laughs]

[Music plays]

Brittany: Finally, some cool music. How about that dance?

Lucky: I'd like that. You know what? I'll check in with you later, Gia, okay?

Stefan: We sign the papers this evening.

Nikolas: Don't be so sure.

Stefan: Nikolas, I apologize for catching you off guard, but I'm certain that once you think it over, you will --

Nikolas: You assume a great deal.

Stefan: Have you seen your mother?

Nikolas: Does she know about this?

Stefan: She soon will.

Elton: Well, quite the prince these days, aren't we?

Nikolas: Yeah, I guess it appears that way, Elton.

Bobbie: Did you have any idea?

Nikolas: Stefan's full of surprises. We all know that, Bobbie.

Florence: Honey?

Gia: Yeah?

Florence: Is Nikolas all right?

Gia: I wish I knew.

Florence: Well, you know, honey, he lied to you once about how rich he is.

Gia: Don't worry, Mom. We'll get it all straightened out, okay?

Florence: Okay.

Alan: Congratulations.

Nikolas: Thank you very much.

Ashley: What's up with Lucky?

Gia: Later, all right? Nikolas?

Luke: Well, if that music wasn't such pounding techno, I'd ask you to dance with me right here in the snow.

Stefan: Oh. I'm sorry. Am I interrupting?

Laura: No, not at all.

Stefan: Luke, welcome.

Luke: You didn't think I'd show, did you?

Stefan: I'm pleased.

Luke: I'm pleased you're pleased.

Stefan: Well, if you'll give us a moment, the bar is just inside.

Luke: Well, that's why I came. That's why I swam the moat, scaled the fence, and slew the dragon lady -- for a beaker of grog.

Stefan: Well, at any rate, Laura and I need to discuss Nikolas.

Luke: Hmm. Okay. If the music ever comes back to earth, save me a dance.

Laura: I will.

Stefan: Well, I take it you missed my announcement.

Laura: Um -- yes, I -- apparently, I did.

Stefan: I've given Nikolas control of the Cassadine estate.

Laura: All of it?

Stefan: He is the true prince.

Laura: That's ridiculous. He's far too young. I mean, for God's sakes, at least wait until he turns 25 or -- why don't you let him decide?

Stefan: The family needs fresh leadership now.

Laura: What about what Nikolas needs now?

Stefan: He's had a few carefree years.

Laura: When?

Stefan: You think I'm wrong?

Laura: Yes, I do. I do. He's in love for the first time. He and his brother are reunited, finally. He's just lost his natural father. Think about it. I think -- I think this boy needs some time.

Stefan: I would never take that away from him.

Laura: But that's exactly what you'll be doing. I mean, you know what kind of work that this will entail. I think he needs a chance to be young and in love with absolutely nothing in his way.

Stefan: I agree. But Nikolas is the future of this family.

Bobbie: Hey.

Luke: Hello.

Bobbie: What are you looking at?

Luke: I'm looking at the most gorgeous woman in the room.

Bobbie: Aw.

Luke: How are the hors d'oeuvres?

Bobbie: Such charm. Now, that's funny because I thought you were looking at Laura.

Luke: She looks nice, too.

Bobbie: Hmm. She does, doesn't she?

Luke: Mm-hmm.

Tony: Hello.

Luke: Hey.

Tony: So are you ever going to come by the hospital and let me check you out?

Luke: Oh, no. I'm fine, Doc ex-bro-in-law.

Tony: Isn't it better to be sure?

Luke: Did I ever thank him for saving my life?

Bobbie: Well, if you can't remember --

Luke: Thank you for saving my life.

Tony: I didn't do it. It's good to see you, though.

Luke: Hey, it's nice to see you, too.

Bobbie: You could just go out there.

Luke: Oh, no. No, no, no -- well, not while she's talking to Count Vlad.

Bobbie: Why? You and Vlad aren't getting along?

Luke: Huh. I love him like the ax loves the turkey.

Bobbie: Well, give her a chance.

Luke: What do you mean?

Bobbie: Luke, I think she just needs a little time.

Luke: For what? She looks kind of different or something tonight, don't you think?

Bobbie: I think you're impossible.

Luke: Oh. You do, huh? I'm glad. Hmm.

Skye: Jax is convinced he is God's gift to women.

A.J.: Had a little spat, did we?

Skye: He's conceited, insincere, and way too rich.

A.J.: He didn't trick you out of his proxy?

Skye: Oh, nobody tricks me.

A.J.: Well, then this must be why you're so bright and cheery.

Skye: Hey, you know, have you done anything to find Janine?

A.J.: Oh, I get it. This is where you lash out at me, right?

Skye: Because why am I the one here going through all this trouble, huh? Why am I taking all the risk?

A.J.: What risk?

Skye: Why should I have to stand around while Jax manipulates any woman within 10 feet of him, huh?

A.J.: Oh. You can't be serious.

Skye: Jax has got women standing in line for him all over the world -- in swamps, in warehouses, in places we've never heard of. And have you ever seen him work a party?

A.J.: Skye, don't tell me that Jasper Jacks got to you.

Skye: As if.

A.J.: I mean, did you really believe that there was something real between the two of you? Oh, no.

[A.J. laughs]

Jax: What did Skye tell you?

Carly: Well, let's just say I know a red flag when I see it.

Jax: Okay, it's been a really long day and I don't really like riddles that much, either.

Carly: Skye says you're using both of us to get back at Sonny, and I want to know if it's true.

Jax: No. Good night.

Carly: So why should I believe you?

Jax: I don't justify my motivations to you or anyone else.

Carly: Then you're using us both.

Jax: I made a deal, okay? Skye wants Sonny off the E.L.Q. board. That could help me, so I made a deal. You want to open a club, I could make some money, so we made a deal. Other than that, there is no connection.

Carly: Okay, so dancing with me and helping me imagine the club -- it was nothing? What was that?

Jax: Carly, the club's your dream, okay? Not mine. If you want to make a go of it, that's fine. If you want to bail out, that's fine, too, but we will not have this discussion again.

Carly: Look, Skye said that if --

Jax: I don't care what Skye says. Do we still have a deal or not?

Skye: Who cares if I saw Jax dancing with Carly?

A.J.: Excuse me? When did that happen?

Skye: Some warehouse somewhere. They were talking about business, whatever.

A.J.: Skye, you have no idea what Jax is in for.

Skye: Really?

A.J.: Oh, yeah, baby. Call it justice.

Skye: I can't believe I fell for it. I mean, beignets for breakfast?

A.J.: Well, I don't know. Think of it this way -- at least you got some good food out of the deal.

Skye: Are you always this cynical?

A.J.: Who, me?

Skye: I mean, don't you have any dreams at all?

A.J.: Sure -- once.

Skye: About Carly?

A.J.: Yeah. We went to Hawaii. We hadn't been married that long. I thought we might have a chance, you know? Carly can be fun when she wants to be. Anyway, we spent every day on the beach. You know, she and Michael would chase each other. I'd bring them snow cones. We were happy -- at least I was.

Skye: Well, hey, you were family.

A.J.: That's what it felt like.

Skye: Then what happened?

A.J.: We came home. You know, there was a time when I thought Michael would grow up in this house. Never happened. Big surprise, huh?

Skye: But you still thought it might?

A.J.: For a while, yeah.

Skye: I was so bad to Jax in Louisiana, even for me. And how does he pay me back? He was kind to me. I didn't know what to do, so I -- I yelled at him some more. And then after that, when he flew to New Orleans for breakfast, he -- he bought me a dress from the French Quarter.

A.J.: Nice work.

Skye: Yeah.

A.J.: The guy's good.

Skye: I really thought on the flight home that things had changed between us, that maybe there was a chance for something --

A.J.: Oh.

Skye: Then I saw Jax with Carly at the party.

A.J.: Whoa. He was completely charming.

Skye: To every woman in sight.

A.J.: And you felt like nothing.

Skye: I let Jax get to me, that's all. My mistake.

A.J.: Skye, what are you going to do about this?

Singers: Oh come and dance with me my baby let's dance till we go crazy the night is young and so are we let's make love and dance the night away

Kristina: What do you think?

Ned: Outstanding.

Elton: Ah. Ha-ha! Brava! Ah!

Ned: You can sing, you can tango. Definitely star material.

Elton: Oh. You know, Ned, I tried selling Alexis on a tango theme for your wedding, but -- oh, I -- I'm so sorry. I didn't --

Ned: Oh, no, no, no, no. It's okay.

Elton: Well --

Ned: I'm over it.

Elton: Well, if one sister flags down a semi, at least there's another one standing in line, eh? Oops, I did it again.

Kristina: Elton's a hoot, right?

Ned: A million laughs.

Kristina: Oh. I'm sorry.

Monica: Okay. We made our appearance. Now can we go?

Alan: What if Skye needs a ride home?

Monica: She'll manage. So are there any more Cassadine you need to say hello to because I've kind of had my fill.

Alan: That's great news about Nikolas, though, isn't it?

Monica: Well, yeah. He -- well, he didn't seem so thrilled, but I guess so, yeah.

Alan: There's another kid that grew up without a father.

Monica: If you're going to try to turn this around to have a conversation about Skye, donít. Don't think about it.

Alan: Monica, can't you ever let this go?

Monica: Well, not really because you invited your ex-lover to have Christmas in my house.

Alan: I just think that Rae and Skye need to be together at Christmastime.

Monica: What, at the expense of our marriage?

Alan: Whoever said that our marriage was on the table?

Monica: Can't you see one little side, for me, just one tiny little side?

Alan: Look, I think I may have a solution.

Monica: What?

Alan: What if I rent a suite for Rae and Skye and I spend Christmas Eve with them and I spend Christmas Day with the rest of the family?

Melissa: I'd almost given up, you know.

Roy: Hmm?

Melissa: On love, anyway.

Roy: It's not like you to give up.

Melissa: After Leo died, I just decided that I was going to get on with my life. I was going to be grateful for my life in Chicago. I mean, I had my job and my family and my friends and -- it turned out to be a very empty feeling. So I gave it one last chance.

Roy: I'm so glad you did.

Melissa: Yeah. I guess that's what we're all doing, right? I mean, Stefanís trying to get over what happened, and Gia and Nikolas fell in love, Lucky found himself again and -- and Luke --

Roy: Is taking the biggest chance of all.

Melissa: Do you think so?

Roy: Yeah, he just won't admit it.

Melissa: I mean, he's been staring at Laura for hours and weeks, months.

Roy: Yeah. I think maybe the guy needs a save.

Melissa: Oh. Is this Roy to the rescue?

Roy: He'd do it for me.

Melissa: Hmm.

Roy: Man, you got here.

Luke: Yeah. Did you doubt it?

Roy: Well, the Caddy started up okay, did it?

Luke: Once I got the rear end in order.

Roy: Excellent. So why are you staring at her?

Luke: I'm not -- I'm not staring. I'm just -- just looking. Hey, call me on my cell phone in 10 minutes.

Roy: Why?

Luke: Just do it.

Luke: Nice night.

Laura: Yes. Very nice.

Luke: Somebody slipped the D.J. 50 bucks to play some real music. So I've come to collect my dance.

Laura: I just can't believe you've stayed this long.

[Music plays]

Luke: I won't leave without my dance.

Jax: It's a simple question, really. Do we have a deal or not?

Carly: You tell me.

Jax: It's nice to see you, Carly. Good luck with your club.

Carly: Okay, okay, okay. We have a deal.

Jax: There is one condition.

Carly: Oh, since when?

Jax: If the club is a success --

Carly: Which it will be.

Jax: Sonny may want to use it as a cover. If I suspect that, I'll shut the place down.

Carly: Sonny wouldn't do that.

Jax: I want it in writing.

Carly: Look, this club is mine. It has nothing to do with Sonny. It never did and it never will.

Jax: Fine. Then don't contact me again until you've revised the budget, okay?

Carly: I'm working on it.

Jax: And do me a favor.

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Jax: Don't show up at will at my door.

Carly: Okay. So why don't you get an office?

Jax: Point taken.

Carly: Good.

Jax: Oh, one more bit of wisdom.

Carly: Oh, I can't wait.

Jax: Don't trust Skye. She has her own agenda. Good night, Carly.

Carly: Good night.

[Music plays]

Roy: Luke is up to something.

Melissa: You think so?

Roy: There is doubt about it. He's --

Roy: You know.

[Song ends]

Laura: Luke?

Luke: Hmm?

Laura: The music stopped.

Luke: Did it?

Laura: Yeah.

Luke: So I guess we stop.

Laura: I guess so.

Luke: All right.

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Bobbie: So --

Tony: Hey.

Bobbie: How was my Thanksgiving dinner?

Tony: I wish you could have been there. I wish you could have seen all of those people at the table.

Bobbie: Yeah, who threw the cranberry sauce all over the walls?

Tony: That's not important. There was a little bit of tension, but I think that we all understood what you were trying to accomplish.

Bobbie: Well, actually, you know, I was just hoping that we could let bygones be bygones.

Tony: You know, I got that. I got that the minute that Roy and Melissa walked in. And I thought you give a new meaning to the word "gracious."

Bobbie: Well, you know what? Sonny and I were discussing the pointlessness of refusing to forgive and it suddenly occurred to me that I should probably practice what I preach.

Tony: If I haven't told you in a long time, I admire you.

Taggert: Lucky. Excuse me. Have you seen Gia?

Lucky: She's with Nikolas.

Taggert: Any idea where?

Lucky: All right. This whole inheritance thing hit my brother pretty hard, and I think he needs about five minutes alone with her. After all, you know, it's not every day you become an official prince. I guess.

Gia: Nikolas?

Nikolas: I'm sorry I disappeared on you.

Gia: What are you doing?

Nikolas: Have you seen these pictures?

Gia: Oh, you were so cute.

Nikolas: My father looks happy, doesn't he?

Gia: How old were you?

Nikolas: 3 months, maybe 4.

Nikolas: What do we got?

Gia: Tell me you didn't actually wear those clothes to school.

Nikolas: I -- I had tutors.

Gia: Oh. So you never went to school?

Nikolas: Uncle Stefan thought it was a bad influence.

Gia: You didn't really have any friends until you moved here, did you?

Nikolas: Not even close. You ever wish you didn't know? About the money, I mean?

Gia: I understand why you lied to me at first.

Nikolas: I just wanted to be like everyone else, Gia. Even for a little while.

Gia: Well, that's impossible.

Nikolas: Yeah, it is now.

Gia: Did you have any idea Stefan was going to spring this on you?

Nikolas: Not at all.

Gia: Well, why are you so upset?

Nikolas: You know what? We should -- we should get back to our engagement party.

Gia: Nikolas, you are nothing like your father.

Nikolas: I buried my father, Gia.

Gia: Well, then let him go.

Nikolas: I have. I have.

Gia: Then what is wrong?

Gia: What is so terrible about being the Cassadine heir?

Nikolas: You're right. I should be grateful.

Gia: You don't really expect me to buy that, do you?

Nikolas: It's just -- Gia, it -- it will mean a lot of work.

Gia: And that's why you disappeared from your own engagement party? Tell me what's going on.

Nikolas: It's hard to explain.

Gia: Well, isn't this your chance to make everything right?

Nikolas: I guess so, yeah.

Gia: The bright, young hope of the Cassadines -- something along those lines?

Nikolas: Yes. Something like that.

Gia: Well, is that the problem? Too many expectations?

Nikolas: Not really, no.

Gia: You know, when I first found out you were rich, I have to admit I was a little annoyed.

Nikolas: Believe me, I remember.

Gia: I thought that you were looking down on everyone and you were trying to be someone that you're not. And now you're -- you're the best man that I know, Nikolas.

Nikolas: Gia, the whole time that we have known each other, I've been running away, hiding from what I was supposed to do. My uncle calls it my inheritance because it -- it makes it sound like the estate belongs to me. You know what the truth is? I will belong to this estate. You know, money changes things, no matter if you want it to or not.

Gia: What kind of money are we dealing with here?

Nikolas: I'll show you.

Roy: Well, look at you.

Melissa: Aren't the tree lights beautiful?

Roy: Yeah. No wonder Luke and Laura spent most of the party out here.

Melissa: I have a feeling they weren't looking at the tree lights.

Roy: I didn't used to get the point, you know?

Melissa: What, of Christmas?

Roy: No, of stringing all those lights.

Melissa: Oh. Do you get it now?

Roy: Oh, yeah. Yeah, it's making the world seem more cheerful, less cold.

Melissa: Yeah, it's like -- it's like saying to the winter, "Here I am. You can't scare me off."

Roy: It's kind of like hope.

Melissa: I love hope.

Roy: Yeah, hope is good.

Melissa: I'm going to go get my coat.

Roy: Want me to bring it to you?

Melissa: No, that's okay. Just keep my place warm.

Roy: Okay.

Stefan: Lieutenant, I realize that my family hasn't made life easy for you in the past.

Taggert: You think?

Stefan: I just want you to know that with Nikolas at the helm, I expect a change for the better.

Taggert: You ever think you're putting a little too much pressure on the kid?

Stefan: He was born to a certain life.

Taggert: Yeah, 300 years ago, maybe, but, I mean, come on.

Stefan: If you're worried about Gia, don't be.

Taggert: Let's just say I'll be keeping an eye on the situation.

Luke: Thank you.

Waiter: You're welcome.

Luke: To dancing in the snow.

Laura: And not feeling cold at all.

[Phone rings]

Luke: I should have turned this damn thing off. Sorry. Spencer.

Roy: You said 10 minutes.

Luke: Who? Really?

Roy: Huh?

Luke: You are? The cruise ship, you say?

Roy: What?

Luke: Well, if -- if I hurry, I could, I suppose.

Roy: You're faking a phone conversation?

Luke: And what's the route?

Roy: That's the best you could come up with?

Luke: Hey, it's dangerous this time of year.

Roy: Ah. Is she buying?

Luke: Sure.

Roy: Okay, well, this is me hanging up.

Luke: Oh, wait. No, I would never leave you stranded.

Roy: Man, I mean -- I doubt she's buying this.

Luke: Well, how long will it take?

Roy: We're talking Laura here. Sheís seen your act.

Luke: Uh-huh. Well, I think I've got that covered. So I'm all right.

Roy: No you're not. You need serious help.

Luke: No. No, I have it covered.

Nikolas: Everything is on-line, of course, but -- that'll give you some idea.

Gia: Your family owns shares in these companies?

Nikolas: My family owns the companies, founded most of them.

Gia: Well, that's some serious money.

Nikolas: These are the North American holdings, which are constantly changing. Central and South America are in these books here and they change about every 24 hours. This is Asia and Russia.

Gia: Your family owns companies in Russia?

Nikolas: They used to own most of Russia.

Gia: Oh.

Nikolas: Before the revolution.

Gia: Of course.

Nikolas: Most of the Cassadines escaped before the real trouble started. We invested in gold and silver and bought some land. Mostly we own the silver market worldwide. We have a fair part of gold, as well. The truth is the real estate holdings probably won't even fit in this room.

Gia: I had no idea.

Nikolas: You know, Gia, I have spent most of my life trying to hide from these numbers, pretending that they weren't a part of me at all when I was trying to pretend that I was someone else. And I've really -- I have hated the damage that this money has done. But I've also appreciated the good, as well.

Gia: And you'll take over all this?

Nikolas: Yeah. I've sat in board meetings since I was 11 years old. I've never had the opportunity to meet the people who will keep me -- or should I say us -- rich before.

Gia: "Rich" isn't quite the word, is it?

Nikolas: Not even close.

Gia: Well, I love you rich or poor or somewhere in between. I don't care about any of that.

Nikolas: You may not now, but -- money will always affect my life, and now yours.

Gia: Are you trying to tell me that you want to give it up?

Skye: Well, maybe Jax did get to me a little, but he'll never know it. I'll act like nothing happened because nothing did.

A.J.: Back to your sweet, sunny self.

Skye: That's right.

A.J.: Next time I see you backsliding, buying into his charm --

Skye: You'll throw something at me?

A.J.: Well, I'll at least remind you of what a pompous jerk he is.

Skye: I'd appreciate that.

A.J.: No problem. It's late. I'm going to turn in.

Skye: Yeah. Good idea.

A.J.: Good night.

Jax: Going somewhere?

Luke: Uh-huh. And what else can I do for you?

Roy: Well, you could let me come back inside.

Luke: I got that covered.

[Roy sighs]

Roy: Yeah.

Luke: As a matter of fact, I -- I owe you one, so I -- I will always keep the line -- open. Okay. Uh -- everything is handled now. Thanks for the call. I'll take care of it. I'll take it from here. Thanks for the warning. Yes, uh-huh. Yep. So sorry.

Laura: Well, may I ask who that was?

Luke: Why certainly. You may ask anything you like.

Laura: Who was it?

Luke: Don't worry about it.

Laura: Why were you talking to someone about a cruise ship?

Luke: A cruise ship?

Laura: Mm-hmm.

Luke: Is that what I said, a cruise ship?

Laura: Yeah, you did. What's going on?

Luke: Uh -- well, actually -- I really hate to steal a dance and run, but I'm going to have to take off.

Laura: Now?

Luke: Well, I wasn't planning to leave, but something very important just came up, and -- well, it was -- it was great to see you.

Laura: You're kidding, right?

Luke: No, no, I'm -- I'm serious. I'm terribly sorry. I hope it's not too rude, but I must go.

Laura: Luke?

Luke: Hmm?

Laura: Bon voyage.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Alexis: I had fun.

Sonny: It doesn't have to end.

Stefan: Are you ready to sign the papers?

Jax: Are you saying that you wanted us to be something special?

Carly: What does this Janine woman have on you?

Zander: There's a problem with Carly and Mike.

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