GH Transcript Monday 2/18/02


General Hospital Transcript Monday 2/18/02

By Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Jennifer: You're what I want. Everything else I already have.

Luke: Get a dog.

Kristina: I want to get you away from Sonny.

Alexis: Oh.

Carly: A really great guy kissed me. I kissed him back.

Sonny: Oh.

A.J.: Sonny won't be able to lift a finger to stop me.

Carly: You mind if I come in?

Luke: What the hell are you doing here?

Laura: You sent for me, remember? "Left-handed boy sails into the sunset, sits atop the sixes." Here.

Luke: I didn't mean for you to come.

Laura: Well, then why did you e-mail me every 10 minutes?

Luke: I wanted you to send help.

Laura: Oh, really? What did you expect me to do, sit home and knit?

Luke: Oh, for God sake. Well, at least tell me Royís out there whacking these idiots over the head.

Laura: Well, I couldn't get in touch with Roy.

Luke: You're saying you are the entire rescue party?

Laura: Do you want my help or not?

Luke: Oh, God, Laura. You shouldn't be here. This is dangerous.

Laura: Exactly. Which is why I couldn't leave you at the mercy of those guys, whoever they are. You know what? They look strangely familiar to me.

Luke: Yeah. That would be because they chased us halfway around the globe for over 10 years.

Laura: Those are Frank Smith's guys?

Luke: The same -- minus some hair and plus about a hundred pounds of potbelly, but they are the same.

Laura: But he's been dead for years.

Luke: Yes, but his baby daughter isn't. She's taken over the business.

Laura: Jennifer? What could she possibly want from you now?

Luke: She's got this fantasy that I'm going to make good on a certain promise that I ran out on a lifetime ago.

Laura: You mean that --

Luke: She wants me to marry her.

[Laura laughs]

Laura: Oh, oh, that's great.

[Laura laughs]

[Door opens]

A.J.: Hey. Listen -- sorry I was gone so long.

Courtney: That's okay.

A.J.: Well, you know, I wouldn't want you to wilt away from boredom.

Courtney: Well, the peace and quiet has been a relief -- you know, no family members tearing into each other, insisting I live with this one or that one. Thank you again for letting me camp out here.

A.J.: Pleasure's mine.

Courtney: What's that?

A.J.: Boredom buster.

Courtney: For me?

A.J.: Open it.

Courtney: Movies.

A.J.: If you don't like them, you know, I can always go back and pick out some others.

Courtney: I have been dying to see this one. That's --

A.J.: Good.

Courtney: Oh, and you know what? No. The trailer was way better than the movie on this one.

A.J.: I'll take that back and --

Courtney: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. "Pretty Woman"? I have seen this, like, 57 times. This is my absolute favorite. How did you know?

A.J.: Just a feeling.

Alexis: You think that I should get away from Sonny?

Kristina: Correct.

Alexis: You think that I should just pack my bags and leave the best apartment that I've ever had, walk away from my principal client and friend, because you have got a problem with him?

Kristina: Okay, well, I wouldn't put it exactly that way, but, yes.

Alexis: Oh, I would. I think you've got a problem with it.

Kristina: Sonny has become more than just a friend to you.

Alexis: Kristina --

Kristina: Be honest.

Alexis: I love you, but you're exhausting me.

Kristina: Because denial takes a lot of energy.

Alexis: You're obsessed.

Kristina: Oh, please.

Alexis: You are a broken record. You are stuck. You keep going on and on, and eventually I'm going to have to scream --

Kristina: You're overreacting.

Alexis: You don't want to hear me scream, do you? Kristina, you are an intelligent, inventive woman with just a little too much time on your hands. Why don't you get a job? You can revive your singing career. You can become an interior decorator, open up a feng shui shop.

Kristina: We're veering away from the subject at hand, which is you getting away from Sonny.

Alexis: What is feng shui anyway? I mean, does it really matter if your bed faces the door? Or will you lose your assets in the toilet if you keep the seat up? I like my apartment.

Kristina: You like it too much. You like Sonny too much. Sonny is still in love with his ex-wife.

Alexis: Thank you, Dr. Phil.

Kristina: You are going to face a lot of trouble if I don't save you, and I'm going to save you whether you like it or not.

Carly: Are you going to bed?

Zander: No.

Carly: Good. I'm celebrating. Want to join me?

Zander: Celebrating what?

Carly: My graduation into freedom. I got my diploma in the form of a divorce decree a few months ago, but, you know, I forgot to throw myself a party.

Zander: Probably weren't in the mood.

Carly: Hmm. I am now. It's never too late, right? So, you, Zander Smith, get to be my one and only guest. What do you think?

Zander: What kind of party?

Carly: Well, one where you just let loose and throw caution to the wind. I don't know. Like one of those fraternity parties where you just go crazy and wild.

Zander: Never went to college.

Carly: Oh. Neither did I. So, we'll just have to make it up as we go along. Think we can come up with something good?

Jax: You call that a plan?

Skye: I need to get Sonny before he gets me.

Jax: I made an offer to Zander Smith -- money for information.

Skye: Oh, please. Zander Smith is Sonny's lackey.

Jax: I agree. Yes, it is entirely possible that Zander will go straight to Sonny with my offer, which is fine. You see, Sonny already knows that I'm out to bring him down, but Zanderís a kid. Not only will he tell Sonny about my offer, but he'll probably also mention it to some of Sonny's other associates -- businessmen who care more about money than loyalty. It shouldn't be too long there before one of these thugs steps up to collect.

Skye: But Sonny's after me now. Look, my plan is quicker. All I have to do is get in Sonny's face --

Jax: No, no, that's out of the question.

Skye: And threaten him.

Jax: It's out of the question, Skye!

Skye: Okay. Well, then, I'll just -- I'll let Sonny follow me to some desolate spot.

Jax: Okay. You know what? Why don't you just throw yourself in front of a speeding train?

Skye: Oh, come on, Jax. You want to get Sonny just as much as I do.

Jax: Yes, but not at the expense of your safety.

Skye: Come on. Nothing is going to happen to me because you are going to be there with a video cam.

Jax: Tell me you're joking.

Skye: Okay. All right. Forget the camera. Look, but nothing is going to happen because you will have the eyewitness account of Sonny trying an attempted assault --

Jax: Okay -- Skye, Skye, listen to me. This is your assignment -- stay away from Sonny Corinthos.

Skye: No, I am not going to let myself be intimidated by Sonny.

Jax: This is not a game, Skye!

Skye: I am not going to hide out from him.

Jax: Stay away from Sonny. Anything you do would only antagonize him further and put you in greater danger.

Skye: Jax, the plan is foolproof. Come on.

[Knock on door]

Jax: Is there something I can do for you?

Sonny: Yeah. I have a private matter to discuss. Now, I can say it out here, unless you don't care if somebody hears your personal business. Up to you, Jax. You tell me what you want.

Jax: Make it quick.

Sonny: Okay.

Skye: Why bother knocking? Vermin like you usually just crawl under the door.

Sonny: I gave you a warning, Jax. Apparently you forgot --

Skye: Oh, save it, Sonny.

Jax: Skye --

Skye: Your warning days are over --

Jax: Skye --

Skye: No, when I'm finished with you, you're going to be a smudge on the pavement. And I will finish with you, make no mistake about it. Hey, you look at me --

Jax: Skye --

Skye: When I'm talking to you.

Jax: Skye, Skye, you remember our assignment, what we discussed?

Skye: I didn't agree on any assignment.

Jax: Then would you excuse us? Mr. Corinthos and I have something to discuss.

Sonny: Oh, man. Wow.

Jax: What makes you think you can threaten me?

Sonny: You mess with my family one more time and I'm going to have to mess with yours.

Jax: What are you talking about?

Zander: What are you doing?

Carly: Extending an invitation. You tempted?

Zander: You know I am. I have been for months -- before you even noticed.

Carly: Yeah, well, I'm noticing now.

Zander: I can't do this, Carly.

Carly: Why not?

Zander: Because when somebody's loyal to me, I'm loyal back.

Carly: You mean Sonny.

Zander: No, I mean you, too. I mean, look at you. This is nothing more than you attempting to blow your whole life apart, and I'm not going to let you use me to do it.

Carly: Okay, look, I know exactly what I am doing, and Sonny -- he doesn't care. He made it crystal clear tonight that I am free to see whoever I want.

Zander: Right.

Carly: You don't believe me? Go ahead, ask him.

Zander: Look, what Sonny says and what Sonny thinks are two totally different things, but I know how he feels about you.

Carly: He thinks he owns me.

Zander: Carly, he would not be paying me to protect you if he did not care about you.

Carly: He will always feel like I'm an obligation to him!

Zander: Okay, I see the way that he looks at you when you walk into a room. I hear the tone in his voice when he speaks about you. No matter what Sonny says or what Sonny does, he's still very much in love with you.

Carly: Okay, so, tell me, Zander, what am I supposed to do? Am I supposed to live like a nun for the rest of my life? I am a single woman, and I want to feel like one. I am ready to go out and have a good time.

Zander: He's not moving on.

Carly: He sent Alexis flowers for Valentineís Day. They are seeing each other. Life has not stopped for him. And I'm not going to wait around for something that ended a long time ago. Okay, I am ready to move on with my life, feel like a woman. It has been long enough, and I am way past ready to feel like a woman --

Zander: Come on, Carly, get real, get real! Okay? You are lying to me and you're lying to yourself!

Luke: I'm glad you consider this so amusing.

[Laura laughs]

Luke: You don't understand. Jennifer, under these circumstances, could be as dangerous as Frank. Now, please, take that fork and do something with it to get me out of here!

Laura: All right. So all these years she's just been pining away for you, huh?

Luke: You know, I'm glad that you're enjoying this so much. If I'd have known this would give you this much pleasure, I'd have skipped the magical memory tour in Beecher's Corners and the cruise and the ring, and I certainly would have held off on those heartfelt, undying pledges of love.

Laura: Look --

Luke: You know --

Laura: All I meant was that she --

Luke: No, no, no --

Laura: If she's been --

Luke: You know, what I'm trying to say to you is that I could have just gone right to the abduction. You know, Jennifer would have obliged. Never mind that she's got a personality disorder that would make Hannibal Lecter cringe or that she's got a whole pack of pistol-packing spuds who love her and hate my guts. You know, some women just get it. They just know a good catch when they see it. Some women appreciate an untraditional, non-boring kind of guy, a guy who jumps into adventure without a safety net, a wry raconteur with an unconventional wit. Some women would appreciate a man who is nontraditional -- you know, a guy who marches to his own drummer but always maintains his dignity. Or usually maintains his dignity.

Laura: Luke --

Luke: Some women would find a proposal from a man like that great. They would think he was a fantastic suitor. They -- they would say yes to his proposal and not just slough him off and just --

Laura: Okay, okay! Why don't you just marry her?

Luke: Brilliant. Why didn't I think of that?

Laura: You know something? You're right. You're right. It is brilliant. You should marry her. You should. The sooner, the better!

A.J.: Oh.

Skye: I need your help.

A.J.: You have great timing. I need your help, too.

Skye: A.J., this is an emergency. Everything that we've worked for hinges on this.

A.J.: Mine is very important. Okay, now, I need to know, what's the deal -- the movie "Pretty Woman"? Talk to me.

Skye: What? That is not an emergency.

A.J.: It is, trust me! Now, come on, give it to me. I need to know.

Skye: Oh. Oh. Handsome, rich guy meets beautiful but deprived girl, literally picks her up off the street, showers her with gorgeous clothes and various luxury perks, sweeps her off her feet in a matter of days, finds her deep inner qualities, falls madly, passionately in love with her, rescues her from a life of poverty, lets her rescue him from isolation and loneliness. Against all odds, they get married.

A.J.: That's good. That is good.

Skye: Yeah. I give it a B-plus. Now, will you help me?

A.J.: First we have to run an errand.

Skye: What -- A.J., I don't have time!

A.J.: I am very disappointed to hear that, almost as disappointed as Jax will be when he finds out that you're scamming him about these so-called threats from Sonny.

Skye: Oh. Well, at least Jax isn't going to break my legs -- which is what Sonny is going to do when he finds that you're harboring his little sister who's supposed to be out of town.

A.J.: I'll help you if you help me.

Skye: Okay. But mine first.

A.J.: No, mine first.

Skye: Hey, I asked first.

A.J.: Mine will help us both, okay?

Skye: So will mine.

A.J.: Look, can we just deal with this as adults?

Skye: I --

A.J.: Spread out!

Skye: Well, I guess that leaves out eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

Sonny: Stop using Carly.

Jax: I'm not.

Sonny: This is the last time I tell you politely.

Jax: My world doesn't revolve around you, Sonny, and neither does Carly's anymore.

Sonny: Stay away from her, Jax.

Jax: You know, breaking away from you was the best move she ever made.

Sonny: Right.

Jax: And I'm glad that I was able to help. And just for the record, I don't plan on stopping anytime soon.

Sonny: You know what? You come after me personally with everything you've got. Shut down my warehouses. I'll reopen them. Take over my companies. I'll get them back. It doesn't matter to me.

Jax: Is that what this is about? You threatening Skye -- is that your way of re-establishing control of E.L.Q.?

Sonny: Why would I bother to threaten Skye? She's nothing to me.

Jax: Let me make myself clear now. The next threat you make against Skye will be your last.

Sonny: You're still not getting it. You want me, come and get me. But you don't hurt me by using Carly. Now, I'm not going to give you another warning. You slip up again, and I will burn you. You understand?

Jax: You're so out of line, Sonny.

Sonny: Yeah? A long time ago, I -- I did you a favor by getting your brother Jerry out of the country. Now, you keep this strictly business -- you keep this strictly business and Jerry stays happy. You cross me again, he will be up to his neck in trouble. And I'm not just talking about, you know, the government and the people he launders money for. You get what I'm saying? So it's kind of like this way -- you want to keep Jerry healthy, you keep your hands off my wife.

Carly: If you're not interested, just go ahead and say so.

Zander: Come on, Carly. You know damn well I am. I've been attracted to you for months.

Carly: Okay, so, here's your chance.

Zander: Carly, I'm not going to act on it, which is exactly why you're here.

Carly: What is that supposed to mean, huh?

Zander: You got mad at Sonny, so you decided to prove a point that you're nowhere ready to make.

Carly: Okay, and that point would be what?

Zander: That you're ready to break loose and set free and have fun. So you came to me because you knew I'd turn you down and you wouldn't have to follow through.

Carly: Okay, you know what? I'll tell you what. Try me and we'll see how --

Zander: Carly -- you are no more over Sonny than Sonny's over you. And if you think that you came here ready to experiment, then you are not kidding anyone but yourself.

Carly: Oh, you know, thanks for the character analysis. Not really what I came here for.

Zander: But you know what? And another thing --

Carly: Oh, go ahead. Don't let me stop you.

Zander: You came here because you needed to hear what Sonny wouldn't let himself say.

Carly: What, "Carly, get the hell out of my face"?

Zander: No, that it drives him crazy to see you with other men.

Carly: Hmm. You could be wrong.

Zander: I'm not. I'm not. I listen to Sonny and I listen to you, and it does not take a genius to see that you are still very much married to him.

Carly: You want to bet?

Zander: Where are you going?

Carly: You know what, Zander? You may not be interested in me, and that's fine, but maybe somebody

Zander: Wait a second, Carly.

Carly: Zander, you are off duty!

Luke: Well, thank you very much, but I think I'll skip the wedding with the certifiable sociopath.

Laura: No, no, no, just think it out for a minute.

Luke: Laura, I get the message, okay? If I live to be 100, I'll never propose to you again.

Laura: No, no, no, this is not about us.

Luke: I was a little thick at first --

Laura: It's not about --

Luke: But now it's very clear -- no proposal, no pressure, no nothing. You don't have to pass me off to the likes of Jennifer Smith.

Laura: Will you just listen to me for a minute?

Luke: Of course.

Laura: Thank you. If you marry Jennifer Smith, she's going to have to bring you before -- I don't know -- justice of the peace or something, right?

Luke: I guess.

Laura: Okay. So, to do that, she's going to have to unchain you, right? At that point, you make your great escape.

Luke: Sweetheart, this is not Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. This is Baby Jane with a grudge. She's probably got a justice of the peace on payroll or -- you know, her bridal chamber is probably some fortress that's armed to the --

Laura: Uh-huh. This from the great adventurer who leaps without a net. Come on, you're going to be across the Texas border before you ever set foot in a bridal suite.

Luke: Is that before or after the nuptial "I do's"?

Laura: You have a natural gift for disappearing. Look at the vanishing act you just pulled on me in Beecher's Corners.

Luke: I did not vanish. I gave up in exhaustion.

Laura: Oh, come on!

Luke: No, please. All I wanted to do was skip chapters eight, nine, and 10 of your "Why I won't marry you" thesis.

Laura: That's not what I said when you left the room!

Luke: Well, what did you say?

Luke: Well, what did I miss, an eloquent rejection? A touching "Dear John"?

Laura: Neither.

Luke: Well, what? Why don't you give me one good reason why I should have stayed?

Laura: I can give you several.

Luke: Several? Well, good. This ought to be good.

Laura: Okay, okay. For one thing, you know, you should not have left without saying good-bye. I mean, that was pretty rude, don't you think?

Luke: Well, that's me, darling. I'm rude. I'm boorish. I'm uncouth. I'm a diamond in the rough. Anything else? Because my enthusiasm for your side of the story is really waning.

Laura: Okay, fine. We don't have time to get into it now anyway. Let me take a look at this.

Luke: What are you doing with that?

Laura: Oh. You know what? It seems like somebody tried to force the lock.

Luke: That would be me.

Laura: Well, I hope you didn't jam it.

Luke: I hope we're both breathing at the end of this day.

Laura: I'm sure Jenniferís not going to want to do anything to her little groom-to-be.

Luke: Did I mention that if I don't marry her, I'm dead? She's got Frank's gorilla team all primed to kill me if I turn her down. One wants to shoot me. One wants to hang me.

Laura: No, that's not going to happen. I won't let it.

Luke: Well, you're not getting within a hundred yards of Jennifer Smith.

Laura: Come on, Luke. Obviously, you can't do it by yourself.

Luke: I have contingency plans, and none of them involve you at risk.

Laura: I know what I'm doing, all right? I came prepared.

Luke: Yeah?

Laura: Yeah.

Luke: How? Where'd you get that?

Laura: From your desk at your office.

[Luke laughs]

Laura: What's so funny?

Luke: Well --

Laura: What?

Luke: Shoot it.

Laura: I can't shoot it. They're going to hear. They'll come running in.

Luke: They won't hear anything, honey. Shoot it.

Laura: No bullets?

Luke: Just -- just pull the trigger. Go ahead.

[Luke laughs]

Kristina: Alexis, your entire life revolves around Sonny.

Alexis: Please --

Kristina: You've become emotionally dependent on him.

Alexis: I'm begging you.

Kristina: Okay. What if Sonny suddenly disappeared? Poof! He was just gone, abracadabra. You would feel lost. I know it.

Alexis: That's a moot point because --

Kristina: Why?

Alexis: He hasn't disappeared. He's here, and I'm happy about that. He's my client and my friend.

Kristina: Oh, my God, it's worse than I thought.

Alexis: You can't stop discussing this at all, can you? You know what I think?

Kristina: Hmm?

Alexis: I think you're the one who's fascinated with him.

Kristina: Excuse me?

Alexis: Mm-hmm. That's right. That's why you keep harping on me and Sonny because you have repressed feelings for him. And you know what I say?

Kristina: Right. Right.

Alexis: I say I think you should go for it. I mean, you should make a play for him because you know what? He could use a little passion in his life. But let me just warn you about a couple things beforehand. I think he's still in love with Carly and his first wife was killed from a car bomb. And he has a Madonna-whore complex.

Kristina: Okay, slow down.

Alexis: Did I mention that he used to run a strip club?

Kristina: I know why you're attacking me right now.

Alexis: I'm not attacking you.

Kristina: Because you're in love with Sonny.

Alexis: Will you stop it? You are driving me insane.

Kristina: I'm not the only one to think so, Alexis.

Alexis: Oh. Who? Who else? Ned and Carly? Because they both have issues and they're not very objective.

Kristina: They're not the only ones.

Alexis: Name me one person, one person in this town besides Courtney, who you have already misinformed about the nature of my relationship -- and then there's Mike, who is legendary for his inability to read his own son.

Kristina: Okay. Remember when Sonny came in here and reamed you out for telling Courtney some personal information about his past?

Alexis: I'm not excusing all of his behavior.

Kristina: Right, and I went over to Sonny's place and I gave him a little piece of my mind.

Alexis: Uh-huh. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Mm-hmm. And?

Kristina: God, you're going to hate me, but the only thing I can really say in my defense --

Alexis: Will you just get to the point?

Kristina: Is that I love you and -- fine. Okay. So, I was giving it to Sonny. I was telling him off, and I was on a roll, and, I mean, you know when we get worked up, you know, things just come out. It's genetic. Anyhow, it just slipped out. And I'm sorry. It was an accident. Really, it was not on purpose, but it slipped out that you were --

[Knock on door]

Jax: Hey. I need to speak with you right away.

Alexis: Thank God.

Kristina: Hi, Jax. You know what? Alexis and I are right in the middle of a discussion. Do you think you can give us a minute?

Jax: Actually, no, this is kind of urgent.

Alexis: Yeah, you heard him. It's kind of urgent.

Kristina: Fine. I am going to check the listings at the realtor's office right now.

Alexis: Out, out, out.

Kristina: Fine. Bye.

Jax: Well, I hope that means you're moving. Because you need to distance yourself from Sonny as soon as possible.

Alexis: What is with everyone today?

Zander: Hey, Sonny.

Sonny: I hired you to look after my wife. Given what I just found out, I'm not sure about trusting you to do the job.

Carly: Ow -- ow!

Man: Are you okay?

Carly: Yeah, I'm fine. I --

Man: You fell pretty hard on that ankle.

Carly: It's not a problem.

Carly: Oh -- ah --

[Carly grunts]

Carly: Oh --

Kristina: Need a spot?

Carly: Yes! Please.

Kristina: You know, these might be a pound or two on the heavy side.

Carly: I -- yeah, I got that. Thanks.

Kristina: So, now that I've saved you from death by weights, I got a favor to ask.

Carly: A favor? From me?

Kristina: Do you want to get back together with Sonny?

Sonny: You want to tell me what's going on with my wife?

Zander: Nothing, I swear.

Sonny: Why didn't you stop it?

Zander: Look, Sonny, it just -- it just sort of happened.

Sonny: When were you planning to tell me, or were you just going to maybe wait and hope that I don't find out?

Zander: Look, Sonny, you have -- you have every right to be angry, okay? I just -- I slipped, but it's under control, okay? It's not going to happen again.

Sonny: Why should I believe that?

Zander: Because I don't lie to my friends.

Sonny: Okay, you are my friend, but Jasper Jacks isn't. What can you do about him?

Zander: This is about Jax? That's who you're angry at?

Sonny: What else should I be angry about?

Jax: You need to sever all ties with Sonny now.

Alexis: You know, that's been your position since I agreed to take Sonny on as a client in the first place. What makes you think I'm suddenly going to change my mind and agree with you?

Jax: Alexis, I'm telling you this as a friend, okay? You need to protect yourself.

Alexis: Could you be more specific?

Jax: Okay. If you don't distance yourself, your reputation will be tarnished at best. At worst, your standing with the bar will be endangered and you'll expose yourself to federal charges.

Alexis: Really? Well, to my knowledge, Sonny isn't facing federal charges. And if that situation were to arise, I would never be implicated because I have never played a role in any criminal activity whatsoever, and I thought you already knew that about me.

Jax: Alexis, I'm going to bring Sonny down and soon.

Alexis: Why?

Jax: Because he's mentally unbalanced. Okay, he -- he inflicts serious damage based on nothing more than random dislikes and personal vendettas. And he gets away with it because he has power. But he's using that power in more destructive ways every day.

Alexis: And what makes you think so?

Jax: He's making paranoid accusations against various enemies.

Alexis: Such as?

Jax: I'm not at liberty to give you details, but one of his targets is an associate of mine.

Alexis: And which associate is this?

Jax: Skye Quartermaine. He's been threatening her for weeks.

Alexis: Skye Quartermaine? If anyone is threatening her, I can assure you it isn't Sonny.

Skye: Ooh. This is where Sonny held you? This place is disgusting.

A.J.: Yeah, well, it gets worse around midnight when the rats start scurrying through the walls on their scratchy little claws.

Skye: Do you have to be so graphic?

A.J.: I'm trying to scare you into not doing this.

Skye: You wonít.

A.J.: This is a really bad idea.

Skye: Yeah, well, Sonny has to pay for tormenting you and for keeping little Michael away from his father.

A.J.: You know what? I really appreciate the sentiment. I do. But there's got to be a better way.

Skye: Not if I want to keep Jax on my side.

A.J.: Skye, just -- just bat those baby browns.

Skye: He's getting suspicious, and a sexy dress just isn't going to cut it, all right? I've got to find a drastic way to keep Jax's anger at Sonny alive. Now, if we play this right, then all we have to do is just, well, sit back and watch while Jax single-handedly destroys Sonny.

A.J.: Spoken like a true Quartermaine.

Skye: Hmm. Now, you go back to Courtney and you bat your own baby browns.

A.J.: I appreciate your help, by the way.

Skye: My pleasure. And don't forget to lock me in when you go.

A.J.: You're really not going to like this, Skye.

Skye: Uh. If I see a rat, I'll scream, all right? I'll paralyze it with the -- the volume of my screams.

A.J.: Look, I'll tell you what. Let's just take one more day. We'll come up with a new plan, okay?

Skye: A.J., come on. I'll tell you what. If you're worried, if you don't -- if I don't come home by morning, then you can come back and make sure I'm all right, okay?

A.J.: I can't talk you out of this, can I?

Skye: Not a chance.

A.J.: Well, then, I guess I only have one thing to say, and that is good luck. Hey, you sure about this?

Skye: Oh -- go home.

A.J.: All right.

Skye: This will be worth it.

Laura: What time do they usually bring your dinner?

Luke: About now.

Laura: Oh, that's what I was afraid of.

Luke: Baby, if Jennifer finds you here --

Laura: She won't, she won't.

Luke: She's got heavy artillery, and you're not exactly her favorite person.

Laura: Here. I bet you this will work. Why didn't I think of this before?

Luke: Oh, honey, this is taking too long. I -- I think you should go.

Laura: No. Not until I get these unlocked.

Luke: Look, I'm not just flapping my jaws for exercise. I want you to go and be safe. Get out of here.

Laura: Luke, I didn't come all this way just to leave you --

Luke: And I'm not going to let you get killed! Get out of here now!

Laura: No.

A.J.: Okay.

Courtney: Where did you go?

A.J.: Oh. Hey. Whoops. Just getting -- just getting you some more boredom busters.

Courtney: I haven't even finished watching that first movie.

A.J.: Oh, come on. How much fun can it be sitting around watching TV, ordering room service, staring at the walls?

Courtney: Yeah, it's been tough. You know, this morning I had a really hard time picking a speed for the shower massage.

A.J.: You know what? I -- I really wish that I could take you out, show you a good time, you know? Little dinner at a bistro I know. But this will have to suffice.

Courtney: A.J., you -- you've done more than enough.

A.J.: You know what? I was just out shopping. Actually, I was passing a shop and I got inspired, and I -- I just hope that it's -- whoops. Here, let's get this -- would you pull that for me? I hope it's not too much.

Courtney: For me? This is for me? What -- oh, my God. Oh, my God! Are you serious?

A.J.: Yes, it's all for you.

Courtney: This -- this is way too much, A.J.

A.J.: Well, as far as I'm concerned, it's just the beginning. How do I look? Is it my color?

Courtney: It's the wrong way, but --

A.J.: Oh -- yes. Okay, there you go.

Carly: Okay, let me guess. You're doing reconnaissance for your stuck-up man-chasing sister?

Kristina: Oh, your one-track mind would naturally go there, wouldn't it?

Carly: What, you deny it?

Kristina: Just answer the question.

Carly: Okay, it's not like I really owe you an explanation, but what the hell? Alexis can chase after Sonny all she wants because I'm through with him.

Kristina: Since when?

Carly: Well, since I realized how much I have to look forward to. I am free and I am ready to fly. This gal is ready for a new adventure and, God, it feels good to be on my own. You ever notice how many fine-looking men there are out there just waiting to meet somebody new? My eyes have been closed for years, but now they're open and, boy, I'm ready to have some fun. Does that answer your question, sweetie?

Sonny: You work for me, and you don't know that I'm angry at Jax?

Zander: Of -- of course I do.

Sonny: So, what do you mean, you have it under control?

Zander: Jax -- Jax asked me to spy on you. He offered me $5 million for information leading to your arrest, and I agreed.

Sonny: Right.

Zander: I -- I thought it would stall him, keep him from asking other people questions. That way he thinks he's gaining on you but really all he's buying is smoke.

Sonny: Well, good job. That's not what I pay you for.

Zander: Well, I know, but --

Sonny: You know, I appreciate your loyalty -- not that Jax would have come through with the $5 million because, you know, you know him -- but you could have gone for it and you didn't. For that I thank you. But you got to concentrate on the real job.

Zander: I don't know what you mean.

Sonny: How did -- how did -- how did Jax get a chance to kiss my wife?

Zander: Jax didn't kiss Carly.

Sonny: Who did?

Alexis: Why would Sonny threaten Skye?

Jax: You were there that night at no name when all this started.

Alexis: Yes, I was there, and I told you then that you walked in on the tail end of a conversation where Sonny was telling Skye how insignificant she was to him and that if she didn't stop cheating people and pretending to be the injured party that someone else would swat her down.

Jax: That's what you heard?

Alexis: That's what he said. And the someone else would be Edward or Ned or the legions of other human beings that have been bilked and/or lied to by Skye Quartermaine. You walked in the end of a conversation and you leapt to the wrong conclusion, which I've noticed that Skye has done nothing to talk you out of.

Jax: Look, I've seen the way Sonny treats her.

Alexis: So have I. It's appalling. He is mean and he is vicious to people that he holds in contempt. But that doesn't mean that he would threaten her physically.

Jax: Alexis, Sonny's in the business of hurting people.

Alexis: Grant it, he's not a choir boy, but he would never raise his hand to hurt a woman.

Jax: Well, he's already threatened Skye.

Alexis: When?

Jax: Well, first, one of his thugs was watching her from outside her hotel room. He almost broke in. Then later on, she received a burnt queen of hearts card as a warning.

Alexis: Did you actually see Sonny?

Jax: No, but who else would pull a stunt like that?

Alexis: Skye would! Jax, it's a setup! She's manipulating you.

[Phone rings]

Jax: Excuse me. Hello.

Skye: Jax, I'm trapped. I need your help.

Luke: I want you to get out of here.

Laura: Hold still!

Luke: You're so stubborn. Why are you being so stubborn?

Laura: Quiet.

Luke: If you weren't so stubborn, we'd -- this is --

Laura: I think I've got it. I've got it. It's coming.

Luke: No, you'll never get it.

Laura: I've got it.

Luke: Whoa!

Laura: You are free.

Luke: You did it! You did it! Come here, you.

Laura: Whoo!

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Jennifer: Well, here's a pretty picture.

Skye: I need you to get me out of here.

Jax: Dial 911.

Courtney: Sonny was right about you. I'm out of here.

Zander: If you want the truth, I'll give you the truth.

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