GH Transcript Thursday 1/17/02


General Hospital Transcript Thursday 1/24/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Nikolas: And what is it you think I need?

Gia: Time alone with me.

Elizabeth: This will never work unless we're honest.

Lucky: I don't feel the way that I remember.

A.J.: I really enjoyed meeting your daughter. I wanted to offer whatever help I can give.

Alexis: Sonny knows that your life was difficult when Mike left, but what you need to understand is that his was a lot worse.

Nikolas: The deed to Wyndemere.

Man: Yes, Sir.

Nikolas: Read it against the deed in my grandmother's files.

Man: Excellent idea, Sir.

Nikolas: Thank you. If there are discrepancies, contact me immediately. Otherwise, I would prefer to be left alone.

Man: Certainly, Sir.

Nikolas: The real estate holdings in the northeastern seaboard -- these need to be updated to include all recent acquisitions.

Man: You're very thorough, Sir.

Nikolas: Thank you. I will need a cost analysis and profit/loss reports on each of the properties by the end of the day.

Man: I'll call in extra staff, Sir.

Nikolas: I will also be expecting a report on how recent raids by Jasper Jacks have affected these holdings.

Man: I'll make that my first priority, Sir.

Nikolas: Preliminary numbers by the end of the day and a full report by tomorrow.

Man: We'd better get busy.

Nikolas: That's it, Gentlemen. Thank you very much. Thanks again.

Man: Yeah.

Second man: Thank you, Sir.

Lucky: Good job, guys. Hey, I was hoping maybe you could help me with something. I'm looking for somebody. His name's Nikolas Cassadine. He's my brother.

[Knock on door]

Elizabeth: You can't be here yet. Oh, shoot! No, no. Oh.


Elizabeth: You're way too early. I'm -- I'm not even ready! Oh.

Gia: Elizabeth? Are you still speaking to me?

[Elizabeth sighs]

Elizabeth: Yes, but not right now.

Gia: Wow, cleaning out your closet. You must feel terrible.

Elizabeth: Actually, I'm getting ready for a date.

Gia: A date? That's wonderful.

Elizabeth: Yeah, and all of a sudden, I hate all of my clothes.

Gia: I'm so happy for you. Who's the guy?

Elizabeth: Lucky.

Gia: Lucky?

Elizabeth: Yeah, you remember -- blond hair, seriously cute, love of my life?

Gia: Well, yeah, but --

Elizabeth: We're taking little baby steps to get back where we were.

Gia: Oh.

Elizabeth: Go ahead and say it, Gia. Just get it over with.

Alexis: I should not be allowed near that coffee maker. I just -- oh. Oh.

Kristina: What a night.

Alexis: Apparently.

Alexis: How's Ned?

Kristina: Oh, sleeping, I hope. Poor guy is totally worn out.

Alexis: Oh. My. I made the coffee. Sorry.

Kristina: Oh, no, no, no, no, no more coffee. Ned and I have been drinking it all night long. No more coffee. But the good news is that Edward's out of surgery.

Alexis: Edward had surgery?

Kristina: Yeah, but he's fine. I think he'll be okay. He had a coronary bypass.

Alexis: Oh. That's wonderful -- I mean, not that he had a coronary bypass. I mean -- I mean, it's wonderful that you spent the night at the hospital with Ned, I mean.

Kristina: Well, where'd you think I was?

Alexis: I don't know. I don't have any opinion on that. That's none of my business.

Kristina: Did you think that I slept with Ned?

Alexis: It crossed my mind, I suppose, but, you know, that's -- I mean, you -- you guys have been seeing each other.

Kristina: Well, for, like, five seconds, maybe.

Alexis: Well, you know, some people's relationships move along faster than others.

Kristina: Alexis, I am not sleeping with Ned.

Alexis: Fine. That's fine. And, I mean, you know, it -- or not fine. I mean, it's not my place to approve or disapprove of that --

Kristina: Don't --

Alexis: Because that's none of my business.

Kristina: Don't tell me that you don't care, and please don't try and play off that you're all cool and collected because you're not very good at it.

Alexis: No, I'm not good at it, actually. I'm not good at pretending I feel a certain way when I don't, and I think it's about time that I stopped it.

Skye: Can you tell me when Edward Quartermaine is expected out of recovery? And his condition is stable? So does that mean that he's out of danger? Oh. Thank you.

A.J.: Ahem.

Skye: Well, they say Edward's prognosis is good, whatever that means.

A.J.: So, how about some breakfast? Hotel serves up some good eggs, fresh rolls.

Skye: Don't you care about Grandfather at all?

A.J.: I knew Grandfather would pull through.

Skye: Yeah, you and nobody else.

A.J.: He's too mean and ornery to die, Skye.

Skye: I mean, aren't you just relieved a little?

A.J.: Why? Do you really think my grandfather would waste a moment caring about you?

Skye: When did I say I cared?

A.J.: How many times did you call the hospital last night, Skye?

Skye: Oh, and you weren't worried about the old coot, huh? You just slept right through the night, did you?

A.J.: How could I, with you banging around all night?

Skye: Yeah, well, I don't want to take the heat for provoking a fatal heart attack, that's all.

A.J.: Then you're not going soft on me?

Skye: Not a chance.

A.J.: Good, because I need you.

Skye: Oh. A.J., please, if this is about Sonny Corinthos, I --

A.J.: No, hey, I finally have a chance to hit this guy where he lives.

Skye: Look, I am on your side, no question, but I am just not up for another battle, not quite yet.

A.J.: Sorry, get ready because you, Skye, are my deputy in charge of military operations.

Skye: Uh -- I've barely had my coffee.

A.J.: Well, drink up, and you know what? Order some steak and eggs. You're going to need your protein because today, we are moving in on Sonny.

Courtney: I went to Aquisto's.

Sonny: Oh. Come on in.

Courtney: That's your favorite bakery, right -- Aquisto's?

Sonny: Yeah. They do nice work.

Courtney: Well, I didn't know what you liked, so I bought one of everything.

Sonny: Thank you.

Courtney: Sure. No problem.

Sonny: After last night, I thought you'd sleep in.

Courtney: Last night was awful. I messed up. I didn't mean to, but --

Sonny: No, hey, you know what? I -- I understand.

Courtney: I said some terrible things. I didn't -- I didn't even realize that -- anyway, I didn't understand your attitude about our dad or anything. But now everything's different. You know how I feel.

Sonny: Why is that?

Courtney: Can we start over, one more time?

Lucky: Wow. Wow, look at you. Got the suit thing happening and the tie and bankers practically kneeling at your feet. No, no, you're not the brother that I used to shoot hoops with.

Nikolas: You mean the brother you knocked to the pavement, held to the ground?

Lucky: I play rough. What can I say?

Nikolas: The brother who wiped out your feelings for Elizabeth?

Lucky: Hey.

Nikolas: The brother you are furious with -- yep. That would be me.

Lucky: All right, Nikolas. I got a little carried away, okay?

[Nikolas sighs]

Nikolas: I'm not saying you were wrong.

Lucky: I was kidding.

Nikolas: No, actually, you weren't, and quite frankly, Lucky, neither am I.

Lucky: Will you lighten up, man? The bankers are long gone.

Nikolas: The fact is I did a rotten thing.

Lucky: No. You tried to save my life. You made a call, you had no other options, and I can deal with that. We're fine, buddy, I promise.

Nikolas: I'm not -- I'm not so sure about that.

Lucky: Okay, I blew up. I blew up, Nikolas! I'm sorry.

Nikolas: Right, so you weren't kidding.

Lucky: I'm my father's son. We explode, and then we're over it.

Nikolas: Oh, yeah, except "over it" may take, oh, I don't know, decades?

Lucky: I moved on.

Nikolas: What do you mean? How could you possibly "move on"?

Lucky: Elizabeth and I are working things out. We're going to be fine.

Gia: Do you honestly think dating Lucky is a good idea?

Elizabeth: Well, obviously. But since you don't, there's the door.

Gia: What did I say?

Elizabeth: It's what you were going to say, what you were thinking. I can read it all over your face.

Gia: You can?

Elizabeth: "Poor Elizabeth, grasping at straws, frantically dressing for a second date with a guy that she's loved for eons, searching his eyes for the tiniest glimmer of that love that fills her entire heart, setting herself up for yet another heartbreak, as if she hasn't had enough."

Gia: And I was about to say all that?

Elizabeth: And what am I supposed to do? Quit? Move on to somebody else the way you did when Nikolas dumped you?

Gia: Oh, come on. That was a completely different --

Elizabeth: How long have you and Nikolas been together? A year? Yeah, well, Lucky and I have been together a lot longer than that, and I am not about to give up. I've held through the toughest times --

Gia: I know. You totally fought for him, but that's not my --

Elizabeth: And Lucky is fighting now, too. He wants us to be together as much as I do. I watched Helena Cassadine tear a hole in his heart. That didn't stop us. Lucky and I are more powerful than anything any Cassadine can ever do.

Gia: I don't doubt that, but --

Elizabeth: What if I lose? At least I know I tried and I didn't give up. Go ahead, call me a fool if you want to, but I am not --

Gia: Elizabeth, you are not a fool. You're brave, and you're absolutely right.

A.J.: All righty, steak and eggs coming up.

Skye: I thought you were kidding.

A.J.: No, you're going to need your protein. All right, dig in while it's hot.

Skye: A.J., You're my brother and my ally.

A.J.: I appreciate that.

Skye: I love you, and I do not love easily.

A.J.: Same here.

Skye: But I do not take orders from anyone, not even you.

A.J.: What about a suggestion?

Skye: Well, a suggestion I will consider, but that does not mean that I will follow through.

A.J.: Understood. May I humbly suggest that it would be in your best interest to help me win Courtney's trust.

Skye: So you can use that poor girl to ruin Sonny?

A.J.: "Poor girl"? You don't even like her.

Skye: Oh, she's a twit, no question, but she's a kid.

A.J.: So much the better.

Skye: I prefer to go after people my own size or, preferably, bigger.

A.J.: Oh, you're not pleading scruples this late in the game.

Skye: Oh, forget scruples. Call it pride.

A.J.: Well, imagine how blown your pride will be if Jax were to find out there was never an intruder the other night.

Skye: You wouldn't?

A.J.: What if he were to find out you made the whole thing up? "Oh, save me, dear knight. I'm a damsel in peril."

Skye: You would tell Jax my secret after I confided in you?

A.J.: I don't know. Don't want to find out. Skye, I really want to take Sonny's sister from him. Will you help me or not?

Skye: Oh. So you want me to help you trash some clueless kid?

A.J.: Stop saying that, okay? I do not want to trash Courtney. I just want to make her fairy tale fantasies come true.

Skye: Oh, you're awfully big on fairy tales these days, aren't you?

A.J.: Am I wrong? Doesn't every young woman dream of the day when their valiant prince saves them from the dragon?

Skye: Some more than others.

A.J.: I am Courtney's valiant prince. And, you, you are my magician. Sonny? He's the dragon.

Skye: You've spent an awful lot of time thinking about this, haven't you?

A.J.: Dragons have been known to devour their valiant princes. But with you working your magic, not possible.

Kristina: So, you're ready to be honest?

Alexis: Yes, I am. This coffee is really dreadful.

Kristina: I mean about me and Ned.

Alexis: Yes, I know what you mean.

Kristina: It gives you the willies, doesn't it?

Alexis: Define "willies."

Kristina: Well, I am your sister. I am hanging out with a man that you almost married. You get to be upset, Alexis.

Alexis: It's a little strange.

Kristina: Strange how?

Alexis: Well, strange like I walked down the stairs on New Year's Eve and I saw him in his tuxedo and I thought for a split second that he was waiting for me.

Kristina: And when he wasn't?

Alexis: I thought maybe I was having a nervous breakdown or early senility had set in.

Kristina: Oh, I -- I just -- if I were you, I think I would be craz--

Alexis: Well, Kristina, you're not me.

Kristina: Look, Ned and I are just starting to see each other. I can put an end --

Alexis: No, don't.

Kristina: To this whole situation.

Alexis: I just need a minute, okay, because this is hard for me.

Kristina: Well, the situation is extreme.

Alexis: It's hard for me to express my feelings about it.

Kristina: Forget Ned. Really. Never mind Ned.

Alexis: All right, look, this is weird, okay? There's just certain things that I -- certain details I don't want to picture.

Kristina: Which is why I can bail out of this situation at anytime.

Alexis: I don't want you to bail out of it. I -- I said it was weird, okay? It's not a tragedy. It's not, like, "Oh, my God, it's -- it's just odd.

Kristina: And I understand that. If you want me --

Alexis: I -- I don't want you to bail out of it, okay? Because if you bail out of it, it will stifle my personal growth.

Kristina: Well, what is -- you lost me.

Alexis: Because this is a highly uncomfortable situation for me and I need to be able [word missing] about it to you, especially because you're my sister, and you need to let me, so stop overreacting every time I say something, okay?

Kristina: Yeah, but --

Alexis: So no more proclamations about Ned.

Kristina: Okay.

Alexis: Okay.

Kristina: Promise.

Alexis: And stop pretending to like my coffee.

Kristina: I am starting to get used to it.

Alexis: Thank you.

Kristina: Well, now that we're being honest with each other --

Alexis: Yes?

Kristina: How do you really feel about Sonny?

Sonny: All right. Salmon omelet with sour cream and chives.

Courtney: You made this?

Sonny: You got to eat the omelet first. Otherwise, it gets cold. You got some sausage, some bacon and waffles with warm maple syrup.

Courtney: How long have you been awake?

Sonny: I didn't know what you liked, so I kind of made a little bit of everything.

Courtney: There's no way you made all of this.

Sonny: You got to eat the omelet before it gets cold.

Courtney: Okay.

Courtney: Mmm.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Courtney: This is fabulous.

Sonny: See?

Courtney: Mmm.

Sonny: You can't live on sweets alone.

Courtney: Hmm.

Sonny: Right.

Courtney: Are you kidding me? I lived on cereal, candy bars, and pizza the whole time my mom was gone.

Sonny: I need to get you to a dentist.

Courtney: I'm fine.

Sonny: And then you should probably get a physical and have a meeting with a nutritionist.

Courtney: You make a great mom. You know that? It -- it's a compliment, okay?

Sonny: Oh.

Courtney: Ahem.

Sonny: Ahem. Okay -- so you okay about last night?

Courtney: Sure.

Sonny: Yeah? Alexis helped?

Courtney: Hmm. Tons.

Sonny: Yeah? What'd she say?

Courtney: Well, she told me about Aquisto'S.

Sonny: Hmm. What else she say?

Courtney: She helped me understand why you're so hard on Mike, and A.J., too. When I found out, you know, what you've had to deal with --

Sonny: What would that be?

Courtney: Your childhood -- you know, how you were abused.

Alexis: How do I feel about Sonny?

Kristina: Yes.

Alexis: Asked and answered.

Kristina: Lawyers always say that.

Alexis: Because we can.

Kristina: Well, we're not in a courtroom right now.

Alexis: Well, I wish we were because in the courtroom, I can make the inquiries. I don't appreciate it when everyone is insisting that I answer the questions because I like to keep my feelings close to the vest. You know, that way, they can't rule me.

Kristina: What would be so wrong with that?

Alexis: Well, that can't happen. In fact, it's best just sometimes not to acknowledge them at all because that's the way that I've been doing it my whole life, and maybe someday I'll change.

Kristina: Why not just let go a little bit?

Alexis: It's easier for some people than it is for others, like downhill skiing is easier for some people than it is for others --

Kristina: Alexis --

Alexis: Or finding the --

Kristina: Alexis!

Alexis: What?

Kristina: Sonny.

Alexis: What about him?

Kristina: Okay. Why don't we play a game of true and false? I will say something, and then you have to answer true --

Alexis: True or false.

Kristina: Exactly. But you got to be honest.

Alexis: I will. I'll try.

Kristina: Okay. Sonny is an attractive man.

Alexis: Is that the first statement?

Kristina: True or false?

Alexis: True.

Kristina: Not just attractive to women universally --

Alexis: True.

Kristina: I haven't finished my sentence yet.

Alexis: Sorry.

Kristina: But to you, specifically.

Alexis: Well, yeah -- yeah! I mean, I'm a woman. I mean, I may be a bookworm and a workaholic, but I have eyes.

Kristina: Just answer, true or false?

Alexis: Just go on.

Kristina: Okay. You look forward to seeing Sonny.

Alexis: Occasionally.

Kristina: True or false? True or false? True or --

Alexis: True!

Kristina: You think about Sonny when he's not here.

Alexis: It depends.

Kristina: True or false?

Alexis: Or.

Kristina: You understand Sonny.

Alexis: True.

Kristina: You feel connected to Sonny --

Alexis: True.

Kristina: Deeply connected to him.

Alexis: Asked and answered.

Kristina: You trust him.

Alexis: True.

Kristina: You're in love with him.

Alexis: Where the hell did that come from?

Kristina: True or false?

A.J.: All right, that's enough. You look beautiful. Now, get out of the limo and quit stalling.

Skye: I can't believe you're making me do this.

A.J.: I can't believe you're not into this. I thought that Corinthos was your sworn enemy for life!

Skye: Everybody needs a little time off.

A.J.: Speak for yourself.

Skye: In the past few months, I have blackmailed Edward, stolen his company, landed in jail, been kicked out of the Quartermaine house, been denounced by my father, and have been accused of causing grandfather a heart attack.

A.J.: No rest for the wicked.

Skye: Oh. Oh, that's very cute.

A.J.: I thought so. And you forgot to mention setting your little love trap for Jax.

Skye: Not that I'd ever mention another word of it to you.

A.J.: Oh, Skye. I'll help you with Jax, you help me with Courtney. Quid pro quo.

Skye: No, you mean if I don't help you with Courtney, then you'll tell Jax everything.

A.J.: That, too.

Skye: Yeah. You know, why do I have to go face the battle lines while you get to sit in the car?

A.J.: Sonny has a soft spot for women.

Skye: Uh-huh. You're afraid of him.

A.J.: Huh. Now, if he opens the door, work your charm.

Skye: Oh, yeah, that's going to work, no doubt, mm-hmm.

A.J.: You underestimate yourself.

Skye: I'm a realist. Sonny hates me.

A.J.: I have complete confidence in your abilities.

Skye: Oh. You have no shame.

A.J.: I know. And neither do you. That's why we work so well together. Now, go work your magic on Courtney. Come on.

Skye: Send a posse if I don't make it back.

[A.J. sighs]

Courtney: I've taken a few psych courses, so I know that it's normal not to be able to trust anyone when you've been beaten as a child. It's sort of makes sense why Mike gets to you even when he's trying really hard to be nice. Mike ditched us both, but I did all right. You got knocked around, though, and that's got to be tough. I -- I couldn't believe your stepfather. What a total creep -- hitting you and your mom all the time and then locking you in the closet while he beat her? I can see why you blame Mike. In a way, he kind of set you up for that -- not that he laid on you, but if you think about it, he might as well have.

Sonny: I need -- I need to see Alexis before she goes to court.

Courtney: Have you finished your breakfast?

Sonny: I'm fine. Go ahead. You go -- you go ahead and finish yours.

Courtney: Okay, sure.

Alexis: You want to know if I'm in love with Sonny?

Kristina: Yes.

[Knock on door]

Alexis: What's wrong?

Sonny: What the hell do you think you're doing?

Sonny: I trusted you.

Alexis: Excuse me?

Sonny: I told you things.

Alexis: That's because we're friends.

Sonny: Yeah, personal things no one's supposed to know.

Alexis: Where -- where are you going with this?

Sonny: I'll tell you where I'm going with it. I'm having breakfast with my sister. I make her an omelet; it's good, she's happy. We're a family.

Alexis: You are a family.

Sonny: And then she hits me with garbage from years ago -- personal things I told you.

Alexis: I'm sorry. I thought that --

Sonny: Every last detail, she tells me. That's what my sister serves me for breakfast -- my guts on a china plate, compliments of my lawyer and my friend who gave my privacy away.

Alexis: You -- you asked me to help you with Courtney, and I thought --

Sonny: You call -- you call this help? Huh? You call this help?

Kristina: How dare you talk to my sister that way!

[Knock on door]

Courtney: Am I supposed to get that?

Johnny: You have a guest -- Skye Quartermaine.

Courtney: No.

Skye: I'm only here to apologize.

Courtney: So?

Skye: Well, I feel terrible about what I did.

Johnny: No visitors.

Courtney: No -- you've got five minutes, and I'm counting. Thank you, Johnny.

Skye: Oh, thank you.

Courtney: Four minutes and 53 seconds.

Skye: Oh -- okay. I -- I apologize for lashing out at you. I mean, it's obviously not your fault that my grandfather had a heart attack, but he's going to be fine, by the way, but I was -- I was wrong and I was mean and my brother is furious with me, my brother A.J.? He helped me see how miserably I behaved, and I just feel awful about it, and so does A.J. How am I doing?

Courtney: Four minutes. A.J. didn't do anything.

Skye: I know. That's what I keep trying to tell him, but he just thinks that he put you in a bad situation by speaking to you in the park and you were nice to him and he thinks that he got you into trouble with your brother and that -- well, that Sonny might take it out on you.

Courtney: Tell A.J. I'm fine.

Skye: That's -- that's nice, but I really don't think he's going to believe it from me.

Courtney: I really am.

Skye: I think A.J. is going to worry until he hears it from you. I know it's an imposition, but -- no, I -- I'm sorry. I shouldn't even ask.

Courtney: Ask what?

Skye: Well, I tried to get A.J. to stay home, but he's down in the parking garage right now, if you can believe that. He was really afraid that he was going to run into Sonny. I know it's asking a lot, but do you think that you could take a few minutes to speak with my brother right now?

Gia: Going for broke. I get that.

Elizabeth: Okay, I need to get ready.

Gia: You know, I thought you were a total wimp.

Elizabeth: Yeah, I wasn't your biggest fan, either.

Gia: You'll risk anything for Lucky. I admire that.

Elizabeth: Thank you.

Gia: I'll back you up, Elizabeth, all the way.

Elizabeth: I appreciate your support, Gia. Now, will you please leave because I really need to get dressed.

Gia: Well, you know, you don't have much to work with here. Ooh, actually, this one is the least insipid.

Nikolas: So you and Elizabeth are working things out?

Lucky: And that surprises you?

Nikolas: So how about a trip to Paris? Maybe Belize?

Lucky: Are you trying to get rid of us?

Nikolas: No, I'm simply trying to help you out, that's all.

Lucky: And this from a prince in his suit?

Nikolas: Oh, I see, and dressing up like a carpenter -- it's romantic, huh? Is that it?

Lucky: It's spontaneous! I don't expect you to get the concept.

Nikolas: Now, wait a second. I can be spontaneous -- that I can do.

Lucky: [As Nikolas' bankers] Oh, yes, Sir. Splendid work, Sir. Anything you need, Sir.

Nikolas: I have a job, all right?

Lucky: [Normal voice] Stefan shoved off the estate to you.

[Nikolas sighs]

Lucky: Why can't you admit it?

Nikolas: Because it's not true.

Lucky: Okay. So, you hang loose, you -- you relax and --

Nikolas: I'm doing it right now, right? I'm loosening my tie --

Lucky: Oh, somebody get the bankers on the phone! Nikolas Cassadine is loosening his tie!

Nikolas: Will you stop it? I'm still the same man I always was, all right?

Lucky: Prove it. You're hanging out with Elizabeth and me for the rest of the afternoon.

Nikolas: Fine. Give me two minutes, figure out some of this stuff called work --

Lucky: How about I give you two seconds?

Nikolas: Yeah --

Lucky: One, two -- put down the letter!

Nikolas: It's a letter from my father. It was written the day I was born.

Gia: Not bad, considering what I had to work with. You know, maybe we can go shopping tomorrow and get you out of these boring clothes.

Elizabeth: You know, this probably never occurred to you, but Lucky didn't fall in love with my clothes. He --

Gia: Well, I hope not.

Elizabeth: What I mean is he actually fell in love with --

Gia: Lucky fell in love with you, I know, and why wouldn't he?

Elizabeth: Okay, I'm not sure whether I should say "thank you" or --

Gia: A little packaging never hurt.

Elizabeth: Who put you in charge of taste?

Gia: It's a gift.

Elizabeth: Oh, right, right. I missed that.

Gia: What can I say? I was born with style like some people were born with perfect pitch. If you apply yourself, you can just hum along.

Elizabeth: Wait. Excuse me? I'm lost.

Gia: You need all the help you can get.

Elizabeth: I have managed just fine so far, thank you.

Gia: Uh-huh, which explains this mess. You know, the saying is "when the going gets tough, the tough go shopping for more interesting clothes." And by the way, the shopping's on me.

Elizabeth: Gia, thank you, but, you know, I really don't need any --

Gia: Well, you're very welcome. Now, can we please do something with that hair?

Skye: I'll give you two some privacy.

A.J.: Are you all right?

Courtney: Yeah.

A.J.: So your -- so your brother didn't light into you for giving me the time of day?

Courtney: Everything's fine.

A.J.: Okay. Because I -- I know how angry Sonny was. And then Skye told me about the big scene at The Grill and --

Courtney: It wasn't a big scene.

A.J.: All right. Well, I just want to let you know that I don't think I could live with myself if I -- if I knew that I had caused any trouble for you and your brother.

Courtney: Sonny has his reasons.

A.J.: Fine. Great.

Courtney: Sonny says you're no good.

A.J.: Then he did yell at you.

Courtney: No, not at all. Why does he hate you?

A.J.: I did something terrible, Courtney.

Courtney: What?

A.J.: Well, Carly and Sonny, they -- oh, I was bad.

Courtney: Why won't you answer my question?

A.J.: Okay, fine. You deserve that much. Carly had just left me. She came back to the house. Sonny -- he was there, too, having a meeting with grandfather or something. Carly was pregnant with Sonny's child. I was drinking a lot, like always, and anyway, Carly and I started arguing. As usual, I don't even remember what it was about. We were on the staircase, the stairs. I didn't get physical. I never touched her. But things did get out of control. I'll never live it down. I shouldn't live it down.

Kristina: If you have a friend in this world, it is Alexis. She has devoted --

Alexis: Kristina --

Kristina: Her career and her life to your well-being.

Alexis: I can handle this.

Kristina: Do you even understand that she hangs around this apartment --

Alexis: Kristina!

Kristina: Waiting for you --

Alexis: Kristina!

Kristina: Just in case you need her?

Alexis: Don't say another word!

Kristina: Your sister is living here and you have the audacity to walk in here --

Alexis: I said that's enough! Kristina, stop it! I know that you're trying to help, but you're not helping, all right? I want to talk to him alone.

Kristina: Are you sure?

Alexis: I'm sure.

Kristina: I will be upstairs if you need me.

Alexis: Maybe not at this particular moment, but I am grateful every day for my sister. I was hoping that you and Courtney would have that, too. I think that's what you want. But she can't get close to you if she doesn't know you, and I wanted her to understand how decent you are and that when you get angry and shut down, it is because --

Sonny: Because I'm damaged?

Alexis: I didn't say that.

Sonny: We're finished here. Ahem.

Alexis: We are?

Sonny: I confided in you. My mistake.

Alexis: You do not get to walk out on me.

Alexis: Hey, you may be finished, but I'm not.

Sonny: Where's Courtney?

Johnny: She stepped out with Skye Quartermaine.

Sonny: You didn't follow her?

Johnny: She'll be back in 10 minutes.

Sonny: Is that what she told you?

Johnny: She isn't leaving the building.

Sonny: All right, get Max, comb the building, start with the parking garage.

Gia: You look fabulous. It's exotic.

Elizabeth: You're not serious.

Gia: Yeah! A new and exciting you. Lucky will flip out.

Elizabeth: He's going to run out of this room screaming.

Gia: Oh, come on. You just have to get used to it.

Elizabeth: No, Gia. I'm not -- no. No.

Gia: But you're cutting edge. Lucky's in to all that.

Elizabeth: I am not going to let him see me like this.

Gia: Oh, will you just give him a chance?

Elizabeth: I look like Heidi.

Gia: Actually, you kind of do.

Elizabeth: Yeah, Heidi goes reggae.

Gia: Well, as long as you don't start yodeling.

Elizabeth: Oh, come on. Take them out. Come on.

Gia: After all that work?

Elizabeth: I am not going to let anybody see me like this, Gia.

Gia: Oh. Well, just because you don't have the cheekbones to pull --

Elizabeth: Take out my braids or I'll rip out yours.

Gia: Ouch! And people say I'm a diva.

Elizabeth: Please? Just help me.

Gia: You know, even fashion icons make mistakes from time to time. Heidi goes reggae?

[Elizabeth and Gia laugh]

Gia: What's that?

Elizabeth: Ow.

Gia: Oh, I'm sorry!

Lucky: Don't go there, Nikolas. Come on. This is unhealthy.

Nikolas: "My son is born, my first son. His name will be Nikolas."

Lucky: Please don't read any more.

Nikolas: "I'm not alone anymore."

Lucky: Why tear yourself up like this?

Nikolas: "I want to be close to my son. I hope he understands --"

Lucky: Stop!

Nikolas: Lucky, what are you doing? I want that letter!

Lucky: What do you think I'm doing? Let it burn!

Nikolas: Let me have the letter!

Lucky: Let it burn!

Nikolas: You have your father, Lucky! Now, why can't you Spencers just let me have a piece of mine!

Alexis: Sonny, just don't --

Sonny: Ahem.

Alexis: Overreact because if you do that, you're just going to shut down again, and I -- I know you don't want that.

Sonny: She'll understand, now that she knows I'm deeply disturbed, thanks to you.

[Alexis sighs]

A.J.: The baby died. It was completely my fault. They were completely devastated.

Courtney: It sounds like an accident to me.

A.J.: I had a choice. I chose to drink, to get angry at Carly. I -- I could have left, I could have stayed upstairs, but I didn't. But I had no business being there, you know?

Courtney: How could you know that Carly would fall?

A.J.: Look, all I'm saying is that I'm not making any excuses for my actions. Now, your brother hates me for good reason. I just don't want you to suffer for my mistakes, that's all. I don't want you caught in the middle of this.

Courtney: Sonny would never let that happen.

A.J.: Oh. I just want you to know that I will do my best to make sure that our paths don't cross. I just wanted you to know that, that's all.

Courtney: What are you doing?

Skye: Hey! Hey! You leave him alone!

Courtney: Johnny, let go of him!

Skye: Will you do something?

Max: Stay out of this.

Skye: I'm -- I'm calling 911.

Max: Ms. Matthews, your brother wants you upstairs.

Courtney: Don't do this!

Skye: I'd like to report an assault in the parking garage of the Harbor View Towers. Yes, please hurry.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Elizabeth: I'm glad things have worked out for you.

Gia: Thanks.

Lucky: Come on, let it burn!

Nikolas: Let go of me right now!

Lucky: Or what?

Zander: I'm not dating Courtney.

Carly: Are you refusing to help Sonny?

Courtney: Take you hands off of him right now! Sonny, tell your men to stop!

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