GH Transcript Tuesday 1/8/02

 

 

General Hospital Transcript Thursday 1/8/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Karina

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Carly: Did Sonny make you cancel your date so I wouldn't spend New Year's alone?

Zander: No, I came on my own. And I like you, Carly.

Carly: Well, I like you, too.

Edward: Why don't you just tell them the truth, dear?

Sonny: Leave my sister out of this. She doesn't know anything about anybody.

Luke: Just tell me what you want me to do, and I'll do it.

Alan: Look, whatever you and I are going through personally, we have to present a united front.

Monica: Meaning I am to do whatever you decide.

Alan: We cannot side with father in this. We have to stand by our children.

Monica: Well, you have me there. I can only claim A.J.

Alan: Father had Skye and A.J. arrested, and you want to trade insults?

Monica: Look, I'm not going to let my feelings about Skye or her mother -- your ex-lover -- affect my behavior inside that police station.

Alan: Oh, I am so tired of this -- this constant battle. Can we at least call a truce until we get through this?

Monica: Skye blackmailed Edward. We watched her do it. So if by "truce" you mean I'm to lie for her, the answer is no.

Skye: Guard?

Guard?

Hello?

Helena: Surely you must realize that you are being completely ignored.

Skye: Isn't it just my luck to be stuck at the seventh circle of hell with a psychopath?

Helena: The seventh circle was reserved for screaming harpies, if memory serves. You should be right at home here.

Skye: Tell me something -- does that pass for wit around here? I'm sure you're just the life of the party in Cellblock B, and that orange so brings out your color.

Helena: Well, thank you. I should wear it more often. I assure you that my accommodations here are temporary, while your problems appear to be more permanent. I must say, you do give new meaning to the term "self-absorbed." And, consequently, I know more about you than anyone should. You know the definition for "insanity" -- doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome? That should apply to one of us, don't you think?

Helena: Well. I knew you wouldn't forget me.

Jax: You know, I have seen some incredible things in my lifetime, but the sight of you two is absolutely priceless.

Mac: Why would you approach a man you never met and tell him he's innocent unless you had knowledge that your mother was blackmailing him?

Scott: Whenever there's trouble, you're right in the middle of it. Another young girl you're corrupting like you did my daughter?

Sonny: You can move on now.

Scott: Your day will come. It'll come.

A.J.: Well, well. It's nice of my attorney to finally show up.

Scott: A.J., I've known you since you were in short pants, but don't push me. I'm in a bad mood. What have you done?

Mac: Look, you seem like a decent kid. I don't think you appreciate the trouble you'll be looking at if you withhold evidence or give a false statement.

Alexis: Careful, commissioner. You're tap-dancing on the fifth and 14th amendment.

Mac: If you're trying to protect your mother, we can work something out.

[Door opens]

Sonny: I'd like to hear this, if you don't mind.

Courtney: No. I'd like that.

Mike: Where's my daughter? Where's the safe house Sonny has her staying in?

Zander: If Sonny wants you to know, he'll tell you.

Mike: I don't even know where he is. He's not in the penthouse. Neither is Alexis. And I don't even know if Courtney's still in town. But you know, pal.

Zander: Can't help you. Don't do this.

Mike: Where is she, Zander?

Zander: Do us both a favor, Mike -- back off.

Carly: Zander, Mike -- stop it, both of you.

Mike: You have no right to keep me away from Courtney.

Carly: Ok, Mike, this isn't helping anyone.

Mike: I need to find my daughter.

Carly: Ok, but yelling at Zander is not the way.

Mike: Then where in the hell else do I go? I need to talk to Courtney. I'm her father. I need to straighten some things out, and I don't even know if she's still in town. I'm not going to be frozen out of her life anymore.

Carly: Ok, well, then, you need to go and talk to Sonny.

Mike: Come on, Carly. You know better than that. Sonny's already shut me out of his life completely.

Carly: Ok, well, be smart about it, all right? Zander's not going to tell you a thing if you attack him. Look, I will talk to him, ok? Maybe I can find something out.

Zander: If you're going to ask me to help him, don't.

Carly: Cut him some slack, will you? You know exactly what Mike is feeling because you went through the same thing but with the Quartermaines with them keeping Emily away from you.

Zander: Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. No. This has nothing to do with what me and Emily went through. I can't help Mike. You know that. He knows that. I work for Sonny.

Carly: Oh, will you forget about Sonny for a minute?

Zander: That's easier said than done, don't you think?

Mac: Please remind your client what the penalty is for interfering with a police investigation.

Sonny: You don't have to be here.

Mac: She's a material witness to extortion and fraud.

Alexis: Are you seriously going to force her to testify against her own mother?

Mac: There's no such thing as parent/child privilege, counselor.

Alexis: It has been recognized by judicial decision a hundred times in this state. And while you're catching up on your legal research, ask Dara Jensen because she would never compel a child to testify against her mother because she knows that juries frown upon it, what with most of them being parents.

Mac: I'm not after Ms. Matthews. And, as I was saying, we'll try and make a deal on her mother.

Sonny: Forget it, Mac --

Mac: Get out of here, Corinthos!

Courtney: Enough!

Mac: So help me, I'll charge you!

Alexis: Guys --

Courtney: Enough! You want to know what happened? The truth? Fine. I'll tell you.

Sonny: He's setting you up. Don't fall for it, Courtney.

Courtney: I've got nothing to hide. My mom told me that she was going out of town for a couple of days. And when she didn't come back when she was supposed to, I started getting worried. I called around work, her friends, but I couldn't find her. Finally she called and said that she was here in Port Charles and that something great had happened, something that would change my whole life.

Mac: She didn't mention what that was?

Courtney: She wouldn't. Not on the phone. So I drove up here and found out I had a brother that I never knew about.

Mac: And she didn't mention anything about Edward Quartermaine?

Courtney: No. I never even heard the name until I got here.

Mac: So despite what you said to the Quartermaines last night --

Alexis: Which is hearsay at best.

Mac: You're telling me now that you don't know anything about your mother and Edward Quartermaine?

Courtney: I just told you everything I know.

Sonny: Ok. You got your statement. Let's go.

Mac: Well, looks like finding your brother has changed your life. Let's just hope it's a change you can live with.

Kristina: Excuse me, Lieutenant.

Taggert: Wait a second. What?

Kristina: Have you seen my sister, Alexis Davis? She left a message saying that she would be at the police station. What's going on?

Taggert: Your sister is over there in the interrogation room with the commissioner. If you want to wait, take a seat.

Janine: She was there. She was there with Edward Quartermaine when he tried to trap me.

Alexis: That's ridiculous. You're mistaken. She's mistaken, right?

Alan: You can't just let Skye go to prison.

Monica: You are asking me to lie for her.

Alan: I'm asking you not to punish her because of the way you feel about me.

Monica: Oh, Alan, there are plenty of reasons to punish Skye, regardless of what you've done.

Alan: You're only going to make things worse.

Monica: No. You make things worse by trying to cover up yet another mess that Skye has made. I'm not going to help you. I'm not going to perjure myself for anyone, least of all Skye.

Alan: You did it for me once.

Monica: Because you're my husband and I love you. And I hate to see what's happening to you. You have become devoted to Skye or this fantasy of who you think that she is to where you're just blind to everything else.

Alan: I'm not blind to anything.

Monica: Every time you reach out to Skye, she pays you back with more lies and worse betrayal. And if you were honest with yourself, you'd admit that.

Alan: Skye needs to feel accepted. She needs to know that she's loved. Where else is it going to come from except me?

Monica: You're not loving Skye when you let her use you. You got to stop making excuses for her -- or at least stop until she realizes that her actions have consequences.

Helena: Well, you certainly do know how to make an entrance.

Jax: Well, like most everything, Helena, it's all about the timing.

Helena: Oh, and your timing is perfect as always, Jax. And my confinement was becoming dreadfully, dreadfully tedious, especially with the arrival of my newest best friend.

Jax: Well, it shouldn't be a problem for too much longer.

Helena: Well, thanks to you. And in that spirit, I suggest that you and I negotiate a truce, perhaps over a certain rare bottle of chateau Lafitte Rothschild that I have been saving for just such an occasion? One good turn deserves another.

Jax: You're jumping to conclusions, Mrs. Cassadine. I'm here to help Skye.

Guard: The judge wants to see you.

Helena: Now?

Guard: Your attorney's waiting.

Helena: Oh.

Jax: Our association is finished, Mrs. Cassadine. And to tell you the truth, I never really cared that much for you, given what you've done to the people I consider friends.

Helena: You'll miss me before you know it, Jax. Especially if this is the best life has to offer you. Oh, you really are delicious.

Skye: Are you really here to bail me out?

Jax: No. I'm just here to make sure that Edward doesn't press charges against you.

Skye: Well, I appreciate the thought, but you have a better chance of getting Helena Cassadine out of prison. Edward's never going to give up now.

Jax: Never say never.

Laura: I'm sorry I picked a fight. I know I did it deliberately just -- just because I wanted to push you away a little because I was scared, you know, of what was going on, what was happening between us and what I was feeling and -- to be honest, I'm still scared. I feel like I don't want to get lost in you. I feel like I'm going to lose some part of myself somehow. So I guess I pushed you away when what I really wanted was to go into your arms and to hold you.

Laura: I feel like I've been playing this game of emotional chicken. You know? I've let myself get close to you, and then I pull away and -- but do you know something? You've done a fair amount of manipulation yourself -- that whole cruise thing and now here we are in Beecher's Corners. All the trouble you went to make me remember what we mean to each other. How could I not be affected by that?

Laura: I think that you were right when you said that we were in a failed divorce. I think we gave it a good shot. I tried. I really tried. But I think the simple fact is I really love you and I don't want to spend the rest of my life without you. So my answer is yes. I accept that beautiful ring that you offered me, and I do want to get married again. I do, I do, I do.

Laura: Luke? Luke, did -- did you -- did you hear me?

Luke: Hi.

Luke: Thanks. Well, you look like a man of the world. What do you know about women? [??????]

Kristina: I was only trying to help.

Alexis: Why would you have anything to do with this in the first place?

Kristina: Because Edward asked me to. Look, he said that Janine was taking advantage of him, and I couldn't refuse to help him.

Alexis: Was that what you meant when you said you were trying to save him?

Kristina: I convinced Edward to carry a hidden tape recorder to see if he could get a confession from Janine. And all she ended up telling him was that she missed him.

Mac: Edward was still convinced he slept with you. Why?

Janine: Honestly, I think it's because he really wanted to believe he had.

Mac: But you did get him a room and you did stay?

Janine: Well, of course. I had to make sure he was ok. And when he woke up, he -- he asked me how he was -- if you know what I mean -- and I -- I didn't want to hurt his feelings. I kind of felt sorry for him, so I -- I told him that he was the best.

Edward: She's doing it again. That's not what happened.

Janine: No, I -- and when I got here -- because he invited me, of course -- they just attacked me. It was like some kind of ambush. And the only thing I'd done was show concern for Eddie. I -- you people, you -- you know, you need some serious counseling.

Edward: She is -- is stretching the truth. Now, Janine wanted my money right from the start, and she lied to get it. Skye knew about it and A.J. knew about it, and they used it against me.

Taggert: Edward, did this lady actually ask you for any money?

Edward: Uh -- you mean directly?

Taggert: Edward, yes or no?

Edward: Well, no, Janine never asked me directly for anything, but we knew what she wanted right from the start. I suppose since you don't have a case against her, you might just as well let her and -- and her daughter go.

Mac: All right. You're free to go.

Janine: Thank you.

Mac: Uncuff her.

Sonny: Edward, Courtney's involvement ends here. So does her mother's. Keep her away from your family problems. You can go ahead and play games with Jax and E.G., but stay away from what's mine. Do you understand what I'm saying?

Jax: Sounds like you've got a problem.

Sonny: Not anymore. Excuse me.

A.J.: All right, Scott. Now what?

Scott: Well, Edward's still got a case against you if any other family members testify.

Edward: I'm testifying. That's more than enough. A.J., you're going to prison, son, and so is

Skye. Give me that statement. I'm ready to sign it.

Jax: Edward, you and I need to have a word in private.

Edward: Now, look, if you want to feel sorry for that redheaded barracuda, you can feel sorry for her in prison. You're not going to say one thing that would change --

Jax: Listen to me, ok? You're a man who looks after his own interest, right?

Edward: Right, mm-hmm.

Jax: That's why you're going to want to hear this. Come on.

Edward: Nothing you can say will change the way I'm thinking.

Jax: We'll see.

A.J.: Skye never told me that Janine was lying. I really thought that grandfather had been unfaithful.

Scott: What did you do with the information? Did you use it to acquire stock from Edward?

A.J.: Not in so many words.

Scott: A.J., I'm your lawyer, not your AA sponsor.

A.J.: I didn't do anything to the old man that he hasn't done to me.

Scott: Well, I wouldn't mention that. It sounds like motive. Now, I got to know -- did you accept financial gifts from Edward when Janine came to town?

A.J.: Grandfather had signed over some E.G. shares, yes. And then I, in turn, signed them over to Skye.

Scott: Ah. Well, then, he's got you. You know, he can claim that you blackmailed him to get the stocks.

Monica: Tell the court it was Skye.

A.J.: No. I won't turn on Skye.

Monica: Come on, A.J. Skye set you up. She lied to you about how much Janine really had on Edward, and then she used you to blackmail him for the stock.

Scott: Your mother's got a point.

A.J.: No, we're a team. End of discussion.

Scott: Well, half of your team is over there working Alan.

Skye: I don't think Jax is going to have much luck with grandfather

Alan: Neither do I

Skye: How mad at me are you?

Alan: You used me. You manipulated me. You told me you didn't want to hurt grandmother's feelings, and you conveniently left out the fact that my father's infidelity never happened. I even went to Monica to try to convince her to side with you.

Skye: I'm sure she was completely receptive.

Alan: Don't you be sarcastic with me. She said something to me that makes a lot of sense. You better realize that all of your actions have consequences. I don't care what happened to you as a child, how much pain you suffered. It doesn't give you a blank check for revenge. You need to start seriously considering what you're doing to people who care about you, who fought for you, and who are trying to love you.

Skye: Are you saying that you'd testify against me? Would you?

Edward: I've decided to drop all charges against A.J. and Skye both.

Jax: Well, that's settled.

Zander: No, you cannot compare this with what happened with me and Emily. Carly, no matter how it ended, we fought for each other till the bitter end. Mike not only bailed on Courtney, but he bailed on Sonny, too. It is way too late for him to start acting like a concerned father.

Carly: It is not an act. Mike truly cares.

Zander: So what? So what? Maybe there really is a point of no return. Maybe after you dump two kids you don't get a second chance, no matter how sorry you are.

Carly: Well, you got a second chance.

Zander: You're right. You're right -- from Sonny. And if Sonny doesn't want Mike to see Courtney, then I'm not telling him anything.

Carly: Listen, I know how Sonny feels, and I am not saying he's wrong, but don't you think that Courtney should have the right to make up her own mind?

Zander: Yeah, sure, and I'm sure she will. Courtney's not a kid, in case nobody's noticed. She's 20 years old. She's been through a lot. She's tough, she's smart, and if she wants to find a way to make it happen with her father, then she's going to find a way to do it -- without me going behind Sonny's back.

Carly: Mike was upset. I was just trying to help.

Zander: Ok. Then let Sonny handle this. Ok, look, we made a deal, right? Right?

Carly: Yes.

Zander: To look out for each other. So that's what I'm doing. Just leave this alone. Let it go, just like I'm going to. Ok?

Carly: Ok. Hey.

Mike: He wouldn't tell you, either, would he?

Carly: Look, maybe Zander's right. Maybe you should just let things just be for right now.

Mike: I have a chance to build a relationship with a daughter that I barely know, to correct a terrible mistake, and you're telling me to just let it be?

Carly: You know what, Mike? It's not just about you and Courtney. Sonny is part of the equation here. I will talk to him, ok, the next time he comes over to visit Michael, and I'll see if I can get through to him.

Mike: Carly, I don't think you want to be in the middle of this.

Carly: You know what? Sonny is mad at me half the time anyway. What's he going to do, divorce me?

Mike: If this doesn't work, somehow I'll find my daughter.

Carly: I am sorry, ok? The last thing I wanted to do is to make things worse.

Zander: Well you didn't.

Carly: Yeah, I did. But let me make it up to you, ok?

Zander: How?

Alexis: Edward Quartermaine is the last person you want to get mixed up with, ok?

Kristina: Ok, ok. This is me backing off, all right?

Sonny: Alexis -- I want to know everything about what the cops think they might have on Courtney.

Alexis: You know, it's probably --

Sonny: Statements, investigation reports, whatever will give them implication --

Alexis: Ok, it's probably all over with, but we just don't want to take any chances right now with Taggert or the PCPD.

Sonny: All right. You ok?

Courtney: No.

Sonny: Don't worry about it. I said I'd take care of it.

Courtney: You can't. God -- don't you get it?

Oh. Forget the police and the fact that I was just almost arrested and forced to testify against my own mother. I just found out that my whole life is a lie. My father, who I have loved and missed since I was 8, wasn't really dead. He just didn't care about me enough to come and find me! He was too busy with you. Too busy spending time with you, my instant, overnight brother, who orders everyone around and -- God, he just expects everyone to do what he tells them! Well, I can't. I can't not worry and I can't not feel, and I am sick of you expecting me to trust you when I don't even know you!

Sonny: Ok. You're related to three people in this world. Two have lied to you. I haven't.

Courtney: How do I know? If I can't even believe my mother, how will I know whether to believe you?

Sonny: Ok, you know what? Don't believe me until you're ready. You can go ahead and stay here with Alexis and Kristina. You'll cool down. Then we'll see where we stand.

Courtney: God, won't you just stop trying to run my life. I will decide what I do next. Got it?

Alan: What does Jax have on you?

Edward: Nothing.

Alan: Father --

Edward: Don't "father" me. You have been hounding me relentlessly to drop these charges in terms of peace and family harmony. And now that I've done it, the least you could do is just thank me.

Mac: That's enough. Everybody, just go home.

A.J.: Looks like Iím off the hook.

Scott: Well, you're lucky, A.J., that Jax had some juice with Edward. Otherwise, you'd be guest of honor up at Sing Sing.

A.J.: That's why Iím getting out of here before he changes his mind. Besides, I've got an outstanding debt to repay. You know how Sonny hates to be kept waiting.

Scott: Hey, hey, A.J., don't be an idiot. I'll send you my bill.

Skye: What do you have on grandfather? I mean, it must be something huge to make him reconsider sending me to jail.

Jax: It's between Edward and me. I gave him my word.

Skye: All right. Then answer me this -- why would you use what you had to help me?

Jax: I made a small fortune on the E.G. deal. And Edward, instead of accepting the loss as part of the cost of doing business, was taking it out on you. I mean, I couldn't very well stand by and let the old goat get away with it, could I?

Skye: You really are some kind of white knight, aren't you?

Jax: White knights are akin to saints, and you should realize I'm neither.

Skye: I tend to disagree. My own grandfather has me thrown in jail, and you come along and get me out? And you stand up to Sonny for me, who gets away with practically everything.

Jax: Do you want to thank me, Skye? Forget about Sonny and how you're going to pay him back. Just forget Sonny completely.

Courtney: Why is it everyone thinks they know what's best for me? You, Janine, even Mike.

Sonny: You don't have to see Mike if you don't want to.

Courtney: Oh, you mean I get to choose? Or are you going to start telling me what you think is best? I am not a helpless little kid. I have real feelings and real thoughts just like everybody else, and they are mine, not yours. I don't need protecting and I don't need you telling me what to do.

Sonny: Well, that's not what I'm trying to do.

Courtney: No? Then what?

Alexis: He is trying to help. He does feel responsible for you. Yes, he wants you to be safe. But that doesn't mean that he's trying to run your life.

Courtney: I am here because he wants me here, my mom stayed in town because he told her to, and you are trying to help me because you're his attorney. It's like all of a sudden I'm your property or something.

Sonny: I'm sorry you feel that way. That's not --

Courtney: Then just let me go, all right? I need to get out of here for just a couple of hours.

Sonny: Ok, can you at least tell me where you're going?

Courtney: What if I don't want to tell you?

Kristina: Hey, Courtney, why don't we go out? Just me and you. No relatives.

Courtney: Sounds good.

Kristina: Ok.

Courtney: Do you know anyplace cool?

Kristina: Um -- yeah. Yeah. Get my stuff. We will be fine, you guys. Don't worry. We won't be home too late.

Alexis: Don't you dare.

Laura: Thank you. Oh, there it is, right there. Sorry about that. So, did Luke happen to say where he was going, whether or not he might return?

Woman: No, I'm sorry. He paid the bill and I turned away to get his receipt, and when I turned back he was just gone.

Laura: Unbelievable. He planned this whole thing, you know -- pretty elaborate -- to convince me that we belong together, and it works, you know? He gets me right to the edge. And I guess because I didn't just fall immediately into his arms, he ran away without a backward glance. You know, I'm just glad I found out before I made the second greatest mistake of my life.

Luke: I fooled myself into thinking I could get her back. She's too smart to go back down that line. Too smart, too gutsy. How could I look into her eyes, eyes that I know so well, and not realize that it was a mistake? I'll tell you why. Because I was so busy badgering her and tricking her -- I made a terrible mistake. You know, it's like running after a moving train pulling too fast out of the yard. You run, you jump, you think you've got it, but it's gone, and you're left facedown in the gravel.

Man: I ain't no expert, but you don't seem real sure if you want to walk away or not.

[Train whistle blows]

Man: Well, it's do or die time, huh?

[Train whistle blows]

Luke: Yeah, that's what I should do. I should go. There's really no other choice, see?

Man: So go.

Luke: You're absolutely right. That's very good advice. I should put some distance between us, you know? Give her time.

Man: Always a good idea, giving a woman time.

Luke: Yeah, well, that's what I'll do. She wants time. She wants space. She's going to get it.

[Train whistle blows]

Kate: So, are you going to be all right?

Laura: Oh, yeah, sure. No problem.

Kate: I'm -- I'm sorry things didn't work out.

Laura: Yeah. Some things aren't meant to.

Kate: Oh, you don't really believe that? I mean, not after everything I've heard about the famous Luke and Laura.

Laura: Well, I wouldn't exactly say "famous."

Kate: Oh, no. My aunt and uncle have been telling me stories about you for years.

Laura: Your aunt and uncle? Are you a Whitaker?

Kate: Oh, yeah, yeah. I'm Kate. I'm their niece.

Laura: Really? Oh, my gosh. Your aunt and uncle are just such wonderful people. They have been so good to Luke and me over the years.

Kate: Yeah, well, they have some pretty amazing stories about the two of you.

Laura: Well --

Kate: Well, especially the first time that you were ever here. How much in love the two of you were. So when your husband called -- I mean, when Luke called to book a room, I was happy to help.

Laura: Thanks.

Kate: I just -- I never pictured you two apart in my mind at all. It sounded so wonderful -- what you had, so, well, once in a lifetime. Well, good night. Good luck.

Laura: Yeah, good night. Good luck to you, too. Once in a lifetime. Hmm. Doesn't sound crazy. Ok. Oh, there it is.

[Engine starts]

Laura: Ok, Luke Spencer. I'm not giving up that easy.

Carly: Ok, let's -- let's go out someplace tonight.

Zander: You and me?

Carly: Yeah, of course you and me. Hey, we will -- we'll take a break, we'll forget about anything bad for a couple of hours -- what do you say?

Zander: As long as you don't set me up with one of your old deception employees.

Carly: I won't. I cross my heart.

Zander: All right, but the second this starts to look like a blind date, I'm out of there.

Carly: Ok, will you relax? This is exactly why you need to go out. You need to change that attitude.

Zander: All right, fine. Let's go. I'm relaxed.

Carly: Ok.

Zander: Let's do it.

Carly: You know what? There is a problem, though. Hanging out with me -- I'm kind of a liability. You see, because the women at the bar, they're going to think that you're taken.

Zander: Well, I am. Tonight, anyway. I'll deal with it.

Carly: All right.

Zander: Let's go.

Jax: You got what you wanted. Sonny lost his influence at E.G. It's time to move on.

Skye: It's not that simple.

Jax: Sure it is. Any more time spent on Corinthos is wasted, ok? You leave him alone, he's likely to do the same to you.

Skye: Sonny doesn't even care that he lost.

Jax: You know, Skye, if he has to care, then you've made this personal, and this was supposed to be business. Don't go snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Skye: Maybe you're right.

Jax: Glad you noticed.

Skye: Thank you for what you did for me in there. I owe you.

Jax: No. You're welcome, but you don't owe me, ok? But, you know, if you insist on paying me back, I'm sure we can think of something. Where you off to?

Skye: I haven't decided.

Alexis: Do not pick up that phone and do not call Johnny and have him follow Courtney.

Sonny: In a town where people know she's my sister, I don't want her to get hassled, you know what I mean?

Alexis: I know what you mean. You wanted to know about 20-year-old girls. Here's lesson number one -- they do not want to be protected, all right? She's in perfectly good hands with Kristina. They have a lot in common. Kristina will help her. She'll listen to her. They can talk about her feelings. It'll be fine, ok?

Sonny: Ok. Let's go out.

Alexis: No.

Sonny: Why not?

Alexis: Because I am not going to be used as part of your private reconnaissance mission.

Sonny: This has nothing to do with tailing Courtney. This has to do with I asked you out on new year's eve. I dragged you out of that restaurant before the appetizers came. I want to make it up to you.

Alexis: I'm busy. I'm busy. I have a lot of work to do.

Sonny: Do it tomorrow, bill me the overtime. Unless, of course, you know, I could always tail Kristina and Courtney --

Alexis: I'll go.

Sonny: Why, thank you, because if I stay here, I'm going to sit around driving myself crazy on that.

Alexis: We wouldn't want that, would we?

Sonny: And you're probably right. Courtney's in good hands with Kristina.

Kristina: Hey. This is awesome. Guaranteed we're going to meet some cool people tonight.

Hey, don't worry. We're going to have fun. Come on.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Ned: Wait a minute. You look great.

A.J.: I know you don't want me sitting here, so just let me say what I came to say and I'll leave you alone.

Skye: Surprise. I'm not behind bars after all. And what I choose to do first is this.

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