GH Transcript Wednesday 12/26/01

 


General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 12/26/01

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Mac: You still interested in that sideline work?

Roy: What do you mean?

Nikolas: You and Elizabeth are the real thing. Well, it's going to take some time to get back to where you used to be.

Carly: I'll show you my notes if you show me yours.

Jax: I have a meeting to get to. Excuse me.

A.J.: Where's my son tonight?

Carly: Shopping with Sonny. They're father and son.

Janine: He's your half brother.

Lucky: Excuse me, can I get some coffee?

Waitress: Sure.

Lucky: Thank you.

Elizabeth: Did we have the best Christmas or what?

Lucky: No question about it.

Elizabeth: Nikolas.

Lucky: Oh, big brother.

Nikolas: Hey, you're back. Welcome home.

Gia: Is that what you call this place?

Elizabeth: Oh, I am back where I belong. I'm even happy to see you.

Gia: Oh, now I'm scared. I'm glad you're okay.

Elizabeth: Oh, you have no idea.

Nikolas: So you're really -- you're really all right.

Elizabeth: Better than ever.

Lucky: Yeah. Can you believe we got through all this?

Elizabeth: We did and it's over. We can just move on with our lives. Now all we have to look forward to is the future.

Gia: And isn't it bright?

Elizabeth: Lucky told me. Congratulations, both of you.

Gia: Thank you.

Elizabeth: Life doesn't get more perfect than this.

Nikolas: So I take it Christmas went well?

Lucky: It was Christmas?

Elizabeth: Let's just say I didn't get much unpacking done.

Gia: I can imagine.

Elizabeth: Which means I'd better go upstairs or I'm never going to find anything again.

Nikolas: Absolutely. We understand.

Elizabeth: I won't be long.

Lucky: Okay, I'll -- I'll be around here.

Elizabeth: I hope so.

Lucky: Yeah.

Jax: "Thanks for bringing me and Alexis together. Love, Kristina."

Jax: Yeah, is the jet fueled? Great. No, I'll file away a flight plan later.

[Knock on door]

Jax: Right. Uh-huh. Yep. As soon as possible. Yeah, sounds great. Thanks. Morning.

Skye: Merry Christmas, one day late.

Jax: That's very thoughtful.

Skye: Well, maybe you should open it up, see what it is first.

Jax: Right. Ah. Official papers making you C.E.O.

Skye: We took E.L.Q. from my grandfather. Why not celebrate?

Jax: Hmm.

Skye: All you have to do is sign the papers, Mr. Chairman of the Board.

Jax: You do realize once I sign these you'll have absolutely no personal life?

Skye: Who needs one?

Jax: No relationships, no dates.

Skye: Men are nothing but trouble, anyway.

Jax: Well, this all seems to be in order.

Skye: Oh, you think they wouldn't be?

Jax: Not for a moment.

Skye: Thank you.

Jax: You are now officially C.E.O. of E.L.Q. Congratulations and Merry Christmas.

Skye: Well, I couldn't ask for a better gift.

Jax: You did good work on this deal.

Skye: Yeah? So let's call up room service and spend the rest of the day working on strategy.

Jax: I'm afraid that's impossible.

Skye: Is there a problem?

Jax: I thought I made myself clear when I said I wouldn't be hands-on.

Skye: But we'll be working together.

Jax: Look, E.L.Q. isn’t exactly the only company I own. That's why I hired you to run it.

Skye: What about your input?

Jax: We've done all that.

Skye: Well, yeah, it's a good start, but --

Jax: My job's done here. This partnership's over.

Alan: You remember when Jason figured out how to start this locomotive?

Edward: That was a long time ago, Alan.

Alan: A.J. and I didn't have a clue, but Jason got it working. He couldn't have been more than 8 or 9 at the time.

Edward: Back when -- when we were a family then.

Alan: We're still a family.

Edward: So why'd you bother to get this train out?

Alan: It's a tradition.

Edward: Oh? For whom? For Michael? For Emily? What?

Alan: For me, for us.

Edward: Not anymore.

Alan: Want to see if we can get it started?

Edward: Alan, Alan, our children are gone, our company's gone.

Alan: Well, we're in a transition.

Edward: No, that's just a poor excuse.

Alan: Remember what Mother said -- just remind yourself of what really matters.

Edward: Well, what really matters to me, damn it, is my family. Where the hell are they? You got that train out for nothing. Who do you think is going to show up?

A.J.: Not Michael, that's for sure.

Alan: Well, you never know. Carly might bring him over to see Mother.

A.J.: I didn't have the heart to tell you at Christmas, but Carly just signed the papers for Sonny to adopt Michael. My son's gone.

Carly: Oh, no.

Sonny: No.

Carly: Go. Go. Go. Whoa! Oh, got to turn it around. Go, go, go. Okay, go. Go, go, go, Mr. Man. Oh! Isn't he great, Sonny?

Sonny: He's the best.

Carly: He is, big time, keep playing.

Sonny: All right, why not? Let's do it. Yooh! All right!

[Doorbell rings]

Carly: All right, you play, I'll get it. Go! Michael, beat him, beat him!

Sonny: Oh, you won! 100 laps! Michael wins!

Leticia and Michael: Whoo!

Carly: Mike. Hi.

Mike: Hey. Hey, kiddo.

Michael: Hi. You want to play?

Carly: Oh, hey, you know what -- why don't you go on upstairs with Leticia and play that new video game, huh?

Leticia: Yeah, come on, let's go. Looked like fun.

Carly: All right, bye. So, Mike, what's up?

Mike: Sonny, your sister ran off and I need your help to find her.

Roy: Is this a great day or what?

Melissa: Yeah, not bad for the day after Christmas.

Roy: Well, at least we had Christmas Eve together. That was cool.

Melissa: Yeah, that's nice.

Roy: Yeah. You know, I'm sorry, but assignments come up at the last minute. You're working undercover or --

Melissa: No, I get it. Mac makes the schedule. I know. I get it.

Roy: Still, it was a drag. It just went -- oh, you know, I almost forgot. There was this one thing that didn't show up under the tree.

Melissa: Thank you.

Roy: So you going to open it?

Melissa: I'll open it later.

Roy: Why don't you open it now?

Melissa: Did Ernie Banks really sign this?

Roy: The one and only Ernie Banks.

Melissa: Come on.

Roy: It's certified. Mr. Cub, the greatest Chicago Cub of all time, till Sammy showed up, your hero.

Melissa: Well, thank you.

Roy: So Merry Christmas.

Melissa: You know something? Do me a favor, okay? Don't "Merry Christmas" me.

Skye: I can't believe you're walking away from E.L.Q.

Jax: Never intended to stay.

Skye: Just because I found a way for E.L.Q. to go public doesn't mean that I can run the company without assistance.

Jax: Look, Skye, I raid companies, okay? Running them bores me.

Skye: So E.L.Q. was just another raid?

Jax: No, not at all. I've been after that company for years. Now, thanks to you, I own controlling interest.

Skye: Thanks to us.

Jax: But, you know, getting involved in the day-to-day running of the show, that was never part of the arrangement.

Skye: So, where are you off to?

Jax: I don't know. I'll decide when I get to the airport.

Skye: Well, I'm not going to stow away again, if that's what you're afraid of.

Jax: You'll be fine.

Skye: Oh, appreciate the vote of confidence, but I've never run a major corporation by myself before.

Jax: Well, you've just got to surround yourself with the best people.

Skye: Oh, really? Well, any suggestions, off the top of your head?

Jax: Try Ned. He's good in a crunch.

Skye: I need a fresh perspective here. I need someone who understands E.L.Q., Someone who closed the deal in record time.

Jax: And who would that be?

Skye: I want the best, Jax. I want you.

A.J.: The paperwork's signed, the adoption's official. And knowing Sonny and Carly, they'll probably change his name to Michael Corinthos iii.

Edward: Oh, must you make this worse?

A.J.: My son was just adopted by another man. It doesn't get worse than that.

Edward: You have only yourself to thank for that.

Alan: Please don't start.

A.J.: Sonny will not cut me out of Michael’s life.

Edward: No, you did that yourself!

Alan: A.J., you need to give yourself some time.

A.J.: I don't have time. Jason took the first year of my son's life and now Sonny's stealing the rest.

Edward: You signed Michael away!

Alan: Father, please.

Edward: He would be still playing with that train right now if it weren't for you.

A.J.: And you'd still be running E.L.Q. if you weren't such a jerk.

Alan: All right, that's enough.

Edward: You stole my company and you signed my great-grandson away to a common criminal!

A.J.: Not for long.

Edward: Oh, what, you're plotting revenge? For what, your own mistakes?

Alan: Will you stop it, the both of you?

Edward: You've brought nothing but shame and trouble to this family for years! Oh!

Alan: Father?

Edward: No --

A.J.: Oh, please, he's faking it. Can't you tell?

Edward: You destroyed everything that I've tried to build.

A.J.: Oh, oh, let me guess -- this is like a knife through the heart, right?

Edward: Thank God he is not my son!

Alan: Father, let me have a look --

Edward: No, I'm fine! Leave me alone! Get!

A.J.: He wants you to feel sorry for him.

Alan: I wish I could make this right for you, A.J.

A.J.: Shouldn't you go after him? Be the good son, play the game?

Alan: I'll check him out later.

A.J.: So much for Christmas joy and love.

Carly: You told Sonny the truth?

Mike: I tried, but it didn't work out like that.

Sonny: Oh, so you chose to tell Carly everything, and neither one of you told me?

Carly: Okay, you know what; it wasn't my place to say anything. This is between you and your father.

Mike: Carly convinced me to tell you. That's why I showed up at your place.

Carly: Look, Mike was just trying to do the right thing.

Mike: And Janine and Courtney got there first.

Sonny: Oh, it's always somebody else's fault, isn't it?

Mike: Courtney's been gone since you left from the Christmas party.

Carly: Wait a minute -- so did you call the cops?

Mike: I will soon if Sonny won't help.

Carly: Okay, you know, not fair, Mike, and you know it.

Mike: Sonny can find her. The cops probably won’t.

Sonny: Why do you care?

Mike: Look, I'm not asking you to forgive me or fight with me or even listen to me, but I need you.

Sonny: To make everything right, to fix things, to bail you out?

Mike: Courtney needs you, too.

Sonny: Come on, Mike.

Carly: Hey. I'm not saying that I know how you feel, okay, or that Mike's right. And if you're upset with me for not telling you everything, I am truly sorry, but I was just trying to do the right thing.

Sonny: I know.

Carly: Hey, maybe there's a way that we can get through all this.

Mike: Can you just turn your back on your sister like that?

Waitress: Well, you look like you can use some breakfast.

Courtney: Coffee's fine, thanks.

Waitress: Okay.

Gia: So what do you think -- should we get married here in town or in Manhattan or, ooh, Greece, Paris?

Lucky: Elope!

Gia: What kind of ceremony do you want? Do you want a Greek Orthodox or interdenominational or -- oh, what about the reception?

Lucky: Are we having fun yet?

Nikolas: How about you?

Lucky: Oh, I'm great.

Gia: Stefan said that he's bringing in designers from Paris for the dress and they're going to bring their own fitters and everything.

Lucky: Have I mentioned that you guys should elope?

Gia: There is no possible way.

Lucky: Why? Who says princes can't elope?

Gia: Well, nobody, but not with this princess.

Nikolas: See? You see the problem?

Gia: Yeah, you just wait till Elizabeth kicks into wedding gear.

Lucky: Yeah.

Nikolas: Well, you're still planning to marry Elizabeth, right?

Lucky: Definitely.

Gia: And you and Elizabeth deserve a fabulous wedding -- we all do -- but if that waitress doesn't get over here with that coffee --

lucky: She looks a little overwhelmed.

Gia: I'll be right back.

Lucky: Boy, girl's really into this, isn't she?

Nikolas: Yeah, wait till the caffeine kicks in. So --

Lucky: You guys seem pretty happy.

Nikolas: Yeah. So does Elizabeth.

Lucky: I'm fine. Don't worry about it.

Nikolas: Well, I mean, you're back in love with her, aren't you?

Lucky: Elizabeth wants to build on what we had.

Nikolas: So then you're not exactly in love with her like you --

Lucky: No, no, no. Not like before, no.

Nikolas: Look, I'm sorry.

Lucky: Yeah. Well, maybe that love's gone. What am I saying? There's still time. You know, something could change.

Nikolas: You see, that's right. You could still fall in love with her again the way you used to, right? You could still do that.

Lucky: Could happen.

Nikolas: Well, I certainly hope so.

Lucky: Maybe I'll find a way to love Elizabeth even more than ever. Even if I don't, I'm still going to give her the life that she dreamed of.

Waitress: That's 95 cents.

Gia: I think I have a single in here somewhere.

Waitress: Take your time.

Gia: Hey! Wait a second! Hey!

Melissa: You know, you just can't waltz in here, give me the perfect Christmas gift, and think everything's all right.

Roy: Okay, you want to give me a clue here?

Melissa: Why can't you work at Luke’s?

Roy: Who says I don't work at Luke’s?

Melissa: It's a decent living, it's honest, it's safe.

Roy: Yeah, so that -- it's safe. So that's what this is about.

Melissa: I mean, you go out on an assignment, I never know if I'm going to see you again.

Roy: You will.

Melissa: You can't promise me that.

Roy: No, I can’t. But I've still got to go. I'm sorry, but it's the time in my life where I have to stand up and try to make a difference. I realize it's risky, but I'm thankful for the chance.

Melissa: I guess that's why I love you.

Roy: I love you, too, Melissa.

Melissa: Roy.

Roy: What?

Melissa: Mr. Quartermaine? Are you all right?

Edward: No.

Gia: You picked up my 20.

Courtney: No, I didn't.

Gia: You have it in your hand.

Courtney: You mean this?

Gia: You swiped it off the counter.

Courtney: Sorry. Excuse me.

Gia: Not so fast.

Courtney: I just gave you $20.

Gia: That you stole from me.

Courtney: I thought it was mine, all right?

Gia: Oh, come on, you know, my brother is a cop and --

Lucky: No, no, Gia, nobody's calling the cops.

Courtney: Then I'm out of here.

Nikolas: Look, you know what -- look, I'm sure this is just an honest mistake.

Waitress: Is everything all right, over here?

Lucky: Yeah, yeah. It's just a little misunderstanding right now. We got it covered.

Waitress: Okay.

Lucky: Thank you.

Gia: You know, do you even have any idea who I am or who he is?

Courtney: My car broke down. That's where I slept last night. I'm stranded. All I want to do is get my car fixed and go home.

Gia: So where is this car?

Nikolas: How -- how can we help?

Lucky: Yeah, is there anybody that we need to call for you? Your friends? Maybe your parents?

Courtney: My parents? Forget about it.

Mike: Look, I don't blame Sonny for walking out.

Carly: He will be back.

Mike: Look, I made my choices and I can deal with those consequences, but Courtney’s just a kid.

Carly: Okay, Sonny won't let anything happen to his sister, all right?

Sonny: You saw her that night at the penthouse. She's about 20 years old, blonde hair.

Johnny: Yeah, mm-hmm.

Sonny: Zander will know how to find her.

Johnny: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: Tell him to look for her.

Johnny: All right, I will.

Sonny: Okay, thanks.

Sonny: I took care of it.

Mike: Thank you.

Sonny: Okay, you can go now.

Mike: All right, you'll let me know? I appreciate your help.

Carly: Hey, wait. Just wait. Wait a second.

Mike: It's all right.

Carly: No, it isn't, okay? Listen, Sonny, I know what Mike cost you and you pay for it every day.

Mike: You don't have to do this.

Carly: Then why did you come over here?

Mike: Sonny, I don't expect you to forgive me.

Carly: Okay, then what do you want? I mean, is it like always, is Sonny right? He's going to fix everything and you're just going to disappear?

Mike: I just want to make this right.

Carly: Well, so does Sonny.

Sonny: Carly, don't speak for me.

Carly: Listen, you -- you have a son now. Okay? You'll never abandon him.

Sonny: Okay, this has nothing to do with Michael.

Carly: He learns from you, okay? What are you teaching him? That when your father shows up, you just shut down? Because that's what he just saw. I mean, he could have seen worse, but it's what he saw this time.

Mike: Look, I'm sorry that I had to get you involved.

Sonny: You know what, Mike? You should be sorry.

Carly: Okay, you know --

Sonny: Every time you do this.

Carly: Okay, what am I going to tell our son, huh, when he asks why you won't talk to your father? What do I tell him? I'm not asking you to forgive anybody or do anything. I'm not saying Mike is right. I just want to know, what do I tell our son?

Sonny: Mike, meet me at the penthouse.

Mike: Thanks.

Carly: Thank you.

Lucky: Listen; all we're trying to do here is help you.

Courtney: You call this help?

Lucky: I do.

Nikolas: Have you had breakfast?

Courtney: All I want to do is get back to my car.

Gia: And then what? You're obviously broke. I mean, who knows if there's even a car.

Courtney: Look, if you guys want to call the cops, call them. I'm sure they don't have anything better to do.

Gia: Look, all I'm saying is that when I first got to Port Charles, I did a couple of stupid things, too.

Courtney: Now I'm stupid? Are you making fun of me?

Lucky: No.

Courtney: Would you please just --

Nikolas: Wait, wait -- can we help you with your car?

Courtney: Who are you?

Gia: Is it really any of your business?

Courtney: All of this for a lousy 20 bucks?

Lucky: All right, all right. 20 bucks. Is that what you need? How much do you need?

Courtney: Zero. None.

Nikolas: Will you take a loan?

Courtney: For how much?

Nikolas: Well, how much will it take to get your car fixed?

Courtney: All I need is a piece of copper wire.

Gia: Are you sure?

Lucky: Well, a copper wire? Well, that's a couple bucks, right?

Courtney: 2.98.

Nikolas: Here's three.

Courtney: I'll pay you back.

Nikolas: Fine.

Courtney: Do you have an address?

Nikolas: Just leave it here at the counter at Kelly’s and just let them know it's for Nikolas Cassadine.

Courtney: Whatever. Can I go now?

Gia: Are you sure you don't want breakfast or something?

Courtney: All I want is to get out of here.

Gia: Suit yourself.

Courtney: But thanks.

Nikolas: See you later.

Lucky: So, anybody want to tell me what that was about?

Nikolas: Good question.

Edward: Oh -- just leave me alone!

Melissa: Hold on, hold on. Your heart is racing.

Edward: No, we come into this world alone and we go out the same way.

Melissa: Well, not this morning we're not going to, all right, so take a deep breath.

Edward: What's the point? Ow!

Melissa: Are you dizzy, short of breath?

Edward: Oh, with a family like mine, anyone's heart --

Melissa: Mr. Quartermaine --

Roy: I'll call an ambulance?

Edward: No, you won't!

Melissa: Hold on. Where are your pills?

Edward: I don't need any pills. Oh! Just go away and --

Melissa: Where are those pills? Let me help you.

Edward: Leave me alone! No, leave me alone! This is --

Melissa: There you go.

Edward: This is -- it's my heart and -- and these -- these are my pills and -- oh, God!

Melissa: Call the ambulance.

Roy: Yeah.

Melissa: It's going to be all right. You're going to be all right. Take a deep breath.

[Edward groans]

Alan: I can't find father anywhere.

A.J.: He wants you to go looking for him.

Alan: He is genuinely upset about this E.L.Q. business.

A.J.: Look, he's faking this heart thing to keep us in line. He's been doing it for years.

Alan: You're probably right.

A.J.: If you're going to play this tough love thing, you got to stick it out. We both know that.

Alan: Yeah, that makes sense.

A.J.: Thank you.

Alan: But plotting against Sonny Corinthos -- that is a bad idea.

A.J.: Don't worry about it.

Alan: You need to let it go.

A.J.: Pretend Michael never happened, like you did with Skye?

Rae: Alan.

Alan: Hi.

Rae: I am so sorry to interrupt. A.J. We have to talk about our daughter.

Skye: I'm only trying to look after your best interests. I mean, don't you want to make sure that the right team is in place at E.L.Q.?

Jax: That can all be done by phone.

Skye: Yeah, but a few extra days' work at the front might save us a lot of trouble later on.

Jax: Well, you have a point.

Skye: So you'll stay?

Jax: Only for a day or two.

Skye: Great. Okay, let's call room service and get to work.

[Knock on door]

Jax: Excuse me.

Carly: You want your budget, you got your budget. What is she doing here?

Skye: Blame Santa.

Carly: Look, if I'm interrupting anything, then --

Jax: It's nothing that can't wait.

Carly: Should I come back later?

Jax: Skye, I'll be in touch.

Skye: No problem. Have a good meeting.

Carly: We always do.

Jax: Thanks.

Jax: This all looks pretty good.

Carly: Yeah, well, I don't think I left anything out, but just check and make sure.

Jax: Hey, after the way you handled those bureaucrats, I don't have any concerns.

Carly: Why, thank you.

Jax: I think you can launch this club on your own.

Carly: Since when?

Jax: I have a few details to tie up and then I'm leaving town.

Carly: Jax, you cannot walk out on me now.

Jax: Don't you want a silent partner?

Carly: Silent, sure, but preferably on the same continent. I need you here, Jax.

Jax: No, you need my money. Which you have, I might add, with very few strings attached.

Carly: But you are the only person that I listen to.

Jax: I doubt that.

Carly: Oh, no, it's true. God knows why, but it's true. It is.

Jax: Come on, Carly. The club's your dream. It's not mine.

Carly: Look, you want to know what I do with dreams? I destroy them, almost always, and it's not what I plan on doing with this club, but --

Jax: Do you really believe that you cannot launch this club alone?

Carly: Don't tell anyone.

Jax: You know, if you're so unsure of yourself, then, you know, perhaps it's better just to leave it alone, walk away from it, you know.

Carly: Okay, you know, what's it going to take to make you stay in town?

Jax: Ah, there we go. Now you're starting to sound like a businesswoman.

Carly: Oh, come on, be serious. Why are you leaving? Huh?

Jax: It's not really your concern.

Carly: Well, either you're running away from something or you're running to something. So which one is it?

A.J.: Well, Happy Holidays to you, too.

Skye: I hate him.

A.J.: Jax strikes again.

Skye: He's a lying thief.

A.J.: No.

Skye: Why does Jax think that he's the only man in the whole world with blue eyes, huh?

A.J.: Don't you just hate that?

Skye: Actually, they're -- they're not blue. They're aquamarine, like the Caribbean.

A.J.: We could push him in.

Skye: Oh, will you be serious for just one minute.

A.J.: I'm sorry.

Skye: Just because every other woman in town falls over him and his cute little accent --

A.J.: Well, every woman except you.

Skye: Oh, I'm attracted to him, all right?

A.J.: I haven't noticed.

Skye: Oh, how can anybody be so damn charming?

A.J.: He's been doing it for years.

Skye: So what are you saying, that I'm nothing name? Is that what you're saying?

A.J.: Just calm down.

Skye: I mean, why do I light up around him, hmm?

A.J.: You're asking me?

Skye: I know, I know I'm nothing to Jax. I know that and I accept that, but still I light up. It's so embarrassing.

A.J.: Well, acknowledging the illness is half the battle.

Skye: Oh, thank you, Mr. 12-step.

A.J.: Could say I told you so.

Skye: Yeah, well, I wouldn't if I were you.

A.J.: See you.

Sonny: Let me know when you find her.

Johnny: Yes, Sir.

Mike: Thanks, Johnny. Any word on Courtney?

Sonny: My life was all right till you showed up, what, six, seven years ago?

Mike: Something like that.

Sonny: Why did you find me?

Mike: You're my son.

Sonny: Your rich son with enough money to buy your debts, the right connections to keep you from getting your kneecaps broken? You came for the money, Mike. Everything else was a con. How many times have you said you were sorry, you try to explain, you ask for my forgiveness, and I almost bought into it? I tell you what --

Mike: Michael, that's not --

Sonny: Okay, listen to me. How old was she when you found me? 10, 12 years old? Do you even remember, Mike?

Mike: I'm not sure.

Sonny: Did it ever occur to you to tell me? Did it cross your mind?

Mike: Yes.

Sonny: What if she hadn't shown up? How would you have mentioned it? You'd have worked it in the conversation somehow? "Hey, hey, Sonny, I walked out on your sister, too"?

Courtney: Oh, please, start. Please.

[Engine cranks]

[Engine starts]

Courtney: Oh, thank you. Oh, I mean it. Thank you.

Elizabeth: She spent Christmas in her car on the street?

Lucky: That's what she told us.

Elizabeth: You remember when we were on the street?

Lucky: Yeah. How could I forget?

Elizabeth: You used to turn everything into an adventure -- not that I'm looking back.

Lucky: That's okay. That's okay. But we're going to have a lot more adventures.

Elizabeth: Permanent lock.

Lucky: You know, it looks like Nikolas could use some rescuing right now.

Elizabeth: Yeah, I'd say we're in the nick of time.

Gia: Are you serious? I can have a horse-drawn carriage?

Nikolas: Have five of them if you want.

Gia: One for every bridesmaid and one for my mother.

Nikolas: Yeah, absolutely. That's -- yeah.

Gia: What about Stefan?

Nikolas: Well, I'm still trying to picture Stefan on a horse-drawn carriage. I don't think --

Gia: Yeah, I think he's thinking simple and sedate for this wedding, right?

Nikolas: Well, he's not getting married, we are.

Gia: That's true.

Nikolas: See, and if you want me to gallop in on Sheba and sweep you right off your feet, I can do that.

Lucky: Oh, no! No, please tell me Sheba’s not coming to the wedding.

Nikolas: Hey! Why wouldn't she, huh?

Gia: Do you guys think 10 horse-drawn carriages is too much?

Lucky: 10? What for?

Elizabeth: It sounds wonderful.

Gia: Okay, maybe eight or 15.

Elizabeth: I think your wedding sounds perfect, just like ours will be.

Gia: What is so funny? If we're doing ice sculptures, why not have 20?

Lucky: 20? Of what?

Gia: Forest creatures, swans? I don't know.

Nikolas: You.

Gia: Hey! I don't think that's funny.

Elizabeth: Don't worry. I don't think our wedding will be that elaborate.

Lucky: Yeah.

Gia: Well, why not get it right the first time? A big cathedral, a train five blocks long, hundreds of guests from all over the planet.

Elizabeth: Wouldn't eloping be easier?

Gia: That's what lucky keeps saying, but --

Elizabeth: You do?

Nikolas: Well, he's just -- he's trying to be clever. See? Yeah.

Elizabeth: So why not elope?

Lucky: Who, us?

Elizabeth: Well, who else? We're finally back together. We love each other more than ever. I mean, what are we waiting for?

Nikolas: You know, marriage is a big step, really.

Gia: I think it sounds wonderful.

Elizabeth: So do I. And you know what -- the more I think about it, let's do it right away.

Lucky: Yeah? Like when?

Elizabeth: New Year's Eve.

[Siren approaches]

Melissa: All right, you just relax and try to stay calm.

Edward: Don’t. Just go away and -- and let me die.

Melissa: Nobody's dying here.

Edward: I might as well be.

Melissa: Oh, stop it.

Edward: Well, no one cares.

Melissa: I care, and I'm going to have you back to your cranky old self in no time.

Edward: Nobody will even notice.

Roy: Right here! He's over here! Paramedics are on their way.

Melissa: Good.

Edward: Why -- why couldn't I have at least one just like you, huh?

Rae: Well, Skye was striking out at Monica and, like an idiot, I just played along.

Alan: Christmas has been difficult for everyone.

Rae: God, Alan, I'm a therapist. I actually let her get away with it.

Alan: Well, she's got a lot on her mind. I'm sure she didn't intentionally mean to hurt you.

Rae: You know what? You have a blind spot when it comes to Skye. Well, I don't -- not anymore.

Skye: Isn't this cozy?

Alan: Hi, Skye.

Skye: My mother and father, together as it should be. Has anyone told Monica?

Rae: Oh, would you forget Monica? I think it's time that you and I had a serious mother-daughter chat.

Jax: I am leaving town because I want to, because it's fun, because I am good at it.

Carly: Oh, spare me the charm, will you?

Jax: Sorry, was I being charming?

Carly: Stop.

Jax: Sorry. Old habits and all that.

Carly: Did you spend Christmas alone?

Jax: Let's just say I've seen better.

Carly: You are no different than the rest of us, Jax. There's a place inside you that's empty, as well. Except you try and cover it up with champagne, good manners, and lots of money.

Jax: How did we get into this?

Carly: Does flying away -- does it fill up that empty space for you?

Jax: Yeah, sometimes, you know. When I get up high enough over the clouds, everything just seems to clear up, so, yeah, I'm good.

Carly: Yeah, and you feel better when you get to wherever it is you're going?

Jax: You know, if I don't, I just fly someplace else.

Carly: Oh. And you call that a life?

Jax: It's all I got at the moment.

Carly: Look, I'm sorry. I am sorry. I should not have said that, Jax, but come on.

Jax: My plan wasn't to stay in Port Charles for very long, anyway.

Carly: Okay, look, I am selfish. Ask anyone, okay? It may not be good for you, but I really need you here. Okay, and I will swear in a court of law that I never said that.

Jax: You want my help?

Carly: Yes.

Jax: Okay. Then I'll stay.

Carly: Thank you. Just until I open the club.

Jax: Not a moment longer.

Carly: Oh, God, not a second.

Jax: I mean, what have I got to lose, right?

Carly: Right.

[Engine stops]

Courtney: No. Ugh!

[Engine cranks]

Courtney: Start! Will you please start!

A.J.: Problem?

Mike: I made mistakes and other people paid for them.

Sonny: How did it work? What was going on in your mind? Were you looking for another game, the big score, what?

Mike: I don't know what you mean.

Sonny: How could you walk out on two children in the same lifetime?

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Skye: Since you are here and in an advice-giving mood, I really could use some.

Alan: Believe it or not, Rae is on your side.

Sonny: You had another child, you failed her. What more is there to say?

A.J.: You too busy to finish what you started?

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