GH Transcript Wednesday 2/27/02


General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 2/27/02

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Jax: If you want me, why didn't you just ask?

Skye: What would you say?

Nikolas: What are you trying to prove?

Sarah: I'm trying to find out what really happened to my sister.

A.J.: I want to marry your daughter, okay? I want to give her a good life, and that goes for you, too.

Janine: In exchange for what? I found Courtney.

Gia: Hello.

Nikolas: Hey.

Gia: Is your meeting over?

Nikolas: You know, I got to tell you something. This must be love. First, you insist on dropping me off. Now you're here in time to give me a ride home. Or it could be about the new car I bought you.

Gia: Don't joke about that. Of course it's the new car.

Nikolas: Sarah.

Sarah: Oh, hi.

Nikolas: Hey, hey. Stop worrying.

Gia: Sarah could still tell someone that I had more than just one sip of champagne that night.

Nikolas: She won't say anything, all right? Look, why don't you go see how Elizabeth is doing? I'll be right there. Wait a second. Isn't that for me?

Gia: No.

Nikolas: I bought you the car!

Gia: Go on!

Nikolas: Hey. You got a minute?

Sarah: I'm actually late for a lecture.

Nikolas: Good, this won't take long. Look, Sarah, I know you're upset about Elizabeth, but for the sake of her recovery and us being her friends, I'd like to think this is behind us. Is it?

Elizabeth: What are you doing here? It's late.

Gia: I came to check on my friend. My mom said you're probably getting sprung tomorrow.

Elizabeth: I'm hoping.

Gia: Is everything okay?

Elizabeth: They have promised me a full recovery.

Gia: This has been a rough few months for you, huh?

Elizabeth: In more ways than one.

Lucky: Hey.

Gia: Hey.

Elizabeth: Hey.

Lucky: How you doing?

Gia: So, have you heard Elizabeth is being released?

Lucky: Yes. I put money on a loft today. You're coming home with me.

Elizabeth: No, I'm not.

Skye: What if I did ask? How would you've responded if I said I wanted you?

Jax: You know, that's not a simple question. I've learned a lot about you over the last few months, and, believe me, it colors everything I look back on.

Skye: You're copping out.

Jax: So are you.

Skye: Oh. How much more direct do you want me to be? Shall I confess that all my actions have been based on this unquenchable desire for you? That I'm falling head over heels in love with you?

Jax: Are you?

Sonny: Did Courtney call you?

Janine: On second thought, I really think this was a mistake.

Sonny: Is she still in Port Charles or did she go back to Atlantic City?

Janine: Can we just forget this?

Sonny: No, I'm not going to forget this.

Janine: Sonny, Courtney's my daughter.

Sonny: Right.

Janine: And, at the moment, I would really prefer she be far away from you.

Alexis: All right, can we just stay on track here for -- is Courtney safe at the moment?

Sonny: Or is she in trouble?

A.J.: I realize I should've waited for a better time to tell you, but it's out. I'm falling in love with you.

Courtney: You barely know me.

A.J.: Tell that to my heart. Please, do anything to make these feelings stop.

Courtney: This is the sort of thing that happens in movies. I --

A.J.: Obviously not. Because the feelings I have for you, Courtney, are real.

Courtney: I'm not sure what to say.

A.J.: Please just tell me that I haven't wrecked our friendship -- by being honest. All right, have I? I mean, have I ruined something for us before it even started?

Sarah: I would like nothing more than to make believe that you, Elizabeth, Lucky, and I are the same as we were in high school, that --

Nikolas: That's not what I'm asking you to do.

Sarah: We both know that your fianc'e was drinking before the accident that caused my sister to go into surgery.

Nikolas: Sarah, there is a difference between a sip and a drink.

Sarah: Well, then if Gia had nothing to hide, why didn't she take a blood alcohol test?

Nikolas: Gia can't be blamed for the hospital's mistake, Sarah. And it isn't her fault that you were away for years from your friends and your sister with barely an e‑mail or a phone call to say hello. Because that's what this is really about, isn't it? Elizabeth has been through hell over the past few years, and you were nowhere to be found. You were off at medical school in Prague chasing your own dreams and that's fine. We respect that. But it's a little late to charge in here and defend Elizabeth now, especially when she doesn't need it. So what you need to do is back off, give them what they need, and leave it alone.

Sarah: Is that an order, your highness? You know, I always knew you were a prince, Nikolas. You just never used to act like one.

Nikolas: And you used to never take out your own mistakes on other people.

[Pager beeps]

Sarah: I have to go.

Dr. Caldwell: I could've sworn all the interns are supposed to be at a microdisectomy lecture.

Sarah: And I'm on my way.

Dr. Caldwell: It's too late. Besides, you're obviously already an expert on the procedure or else you would've been there. I'll schedule you to observe Dr. Jennings tomorrow morning at 7:00.

Sarah: But I'm off tomorrow.

Dr. Caldwell: Not now.

Nikolas: Dr. Caldwell. Can I have a word with you?

Dr. Caldwell: Mr. Cassadine, may I help you?

Nikolas: Yeah. It's about Dr. Webber.

Elizabeth: I never said I'd live with you.

Lucky: That's because I never asked you. And to be perfectly clear, I'm not asking you now. But there is this cool loft down by the marina. I happened to be walking by, and the landlord put a sign and it said "loft for rent." I look around, there's all kinds of people running for the place already, so I ran in first. You're going to love this place. I tell you, you could see the harbor on both sides. The light that comes through, it's great for painting. You can be recuperating. And the best part is, Deception is just down the street. I'll be two minutes away if you need me.

Elizabeth: Lucky, thank you. But I can't.

Lucky: You need to be recuperating in someplace. I mean, why not in a loft with a cool view? It's a lot better than her place at Kelly's, isn't it?

Gia: Yeah, but that's up to Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: Lucky, we're nowhere close to being ready to live together.

Lucky: Separate beds. I would say separate rooms, but it's a loft. The point is you need somebody to take care of you. And that person's me.

Sarah: Wrong. Actually, Liz has already agreed to come home to Gram's with me.

Courtney: I don't know what to say.

A.J.: That makes two of us. All right, this is as out of the blue for me as it is for you.

Courtney: When did this happen?

A.J.: I'm not sure. I just wanted to give you a place to clear your head and get away from Sonny. I know sometimes it -- it feels like he can control the world. I just -- I wanted to help you realize he can't control you. I saw the pain in your eyes. I recognize it because I look in the mirror every day and I see it. And it felt really good to help you outwit Sonny. Just like it felt really good watching your face light up the day I brought those clothes home. I found myself doing things just to see you smile. I guess somehow along the way, I realized how wonderful it is to give for a change. Believe me, that's not something I'm used to doing. I've fallen in love with you. That's never happened to me before, so I didn't recognize the symptoms. And now that I have, I want to see where it goes. Will you give me the chance?

Janine: Courtney's not in danger. In fact, she's in very, very safe hands.

Sonny: Where?

Janine: With a friend who has her best interests at heart and who can protect her.

Sonny: Give me a name.

Janine: Sonny, she's -- she's not ready to talk to you.

Sonny: If you know who she's with, you know how to contact her.

Janine: She's not ready to deal with you yet. She needs time, and I'm going to help her get that time. I am her mother and I know what's best for her.

Sonny: Like telling her her father's dead and leaving her alone for weeks while you came here and blackmailed Edward Quartermaine?

Janine: You want to compare sins with me?

Sonny: I'm not interested in your sins! Or anything else about you! I just want to know where my sister is!

Alexis: Hold on. I have a box of some things that she left here. Why don't you send it to her? And why don't you slip in a note about how you feel?

Skye: I see what's going on here.

Jax: Well, then please enlighten me.

Skye: You're looking for an ego boost. You want me to say that you were the brass ring that I was trying to grab while I put myself on the merry-go-round from hell with my grandfather and Sonny.

Jax: Right. And?

Skye: Maybe I had other reasons. Maybe I just wanted your power to make me E.E.O. of E.L.Q.

Jax: Oh.

Skye: Or maybe I just hated Sonny's guts, and you were the best and fastest way to bring him down.

Jax: Right.

Skye: Or how about this? Maybe I was bored. Maybe I wanted to play the frightened female just to get a kick out of watching you charge in with your banners flying to save me from that nasty, mean mobster.

Jax: Several times.

Skye: As I recall, you washed your hands of me several times. And yet, you keep coming back for more. What's that all about? A rescue complex? Are you the one with feelings for me?

Lucky: Elizabeth doesn't need to be at her grandma's house.

Sarah: Don't fight me on this, okay, Lucky?

Lucky: You're trying to come in between Elizabeth and me. I've been making progress.

Sarah: You are telling her lies.

Lucky: No, you don't know what's in my heart. I care about Elizabeth. And you know what? You know what I know? I know that I'm going to love her again.

Sarah: When, Lucky? What, are you waiting for some magical neon sign to light up and tell you you love my sister?

Lucky: You know, maybe you don't understand fully because you don't get what happened to me.

Sarah: It doesn't matter anymore, Lucky. What's important is to be honest about your feelings now. God, you are pretending to love my sister out of some sense of obligation. And she's playing along because she doesn't want to shut you down.

Lucky: I need to be with Elizabeth. I need to be the one who takes care of her.

Sarah: If she knew the truth, Lucky, she'd be breaking up with you. Come on, she already tried and you just wouldn't let her. What is wrong with you? Do you think that my sister is so pathetic that no one else will ever make her happy? Or is it that you are just so arrogant that you think after you, no one else will ever love her?

Lucky: You think I'm arrogant? What about you? Coming into town, thinking that she knows everything. Thinking for other people on their behalf. You know what, Sarah? If you come between Elizabeth and me, you're going to have a fight on your hands. I promise you.

Sarah: I will not stand around and watch my sister be hurt by dishonesty, not by you or anyone else.

Nikolas: Your name has been brought to my attention.

Dr. Caldwell: It has?

Nikolas: In a good way. You know, Doctor, it's a tough break you weren't named chief resident, but in a place as large as General Hospital, there are other opportunities just as rewarding.

Dr. Caldwell: That's very kind. I consider it a privilege to be at G.H.

Nikolas: Just as I would consider it a privilege if you would spend some extra time with the younger staff. Be a mentor, you know, create as smooth a path as possible for the new interns who show great promise, like Dr. Webber. Now, she's not only a personal friend, but she is a standout student with limitless potential. Has that been your experience, as well?

Dr. Caldwell: Dr. Webber's one of the brightest interns we have.

Nikolas: Great. I'm glad you see it my way. I'll keep an eye on you. Good things planned for you, Doctor.

Dr. Caldwell: I appreciate that.

Nikolas: You bet.

Helena: Well, bravo.

[Helena applauds]

Helena: Well done. Oh, an act of ultimate power applied with the softest of kid gloves. Your father would be very proud of you.

Skye: Well?

Jax: You know, you're a real piece of work.

Skye: Is that your answer?

Jax: It's an observation. You're a liar, Skye, and a schemer.

Skye: I didn't make all of it up, you know. Sonny is at war with my brother.

Jax: Yes, all the more reason not to throw accelerants into the fire.

Skye: I thought ridding the world of Sonny Corinthos was something that you and I had in common.

Jax: Well, your approach leaves a lot to be desired. You get in the way.

Skye: Well, I don't have the luxury of having all the time in the world. My brother has his own methods and it's going to put him at the bottom of the river.

Jax: Why? What's A.J. doing?

Skye: You know, the way he gets in Sonny's face.

Jax: That's not a method.

Skye: Well, it is in A.J.'s mind.

Jax: You know, what was I thinking? I should've realized I can't get a straight answer out of you about anything, so I should -- you know what? I'll just stop asking.

Courtney: I need a little time to catch up here. I think that you are a lot of fun. And you're generous and intelligent and you do something that most guys don't do, which is listen. I --

A.J.: Look, hey, you don't feel the same way I do. That's okay. I just hope I haven't --

Courtney: No, no, that doesn't mean that I won't, ever. I just haven't known you long enough to even start thinking about this.

Courtney: Is that what this is about? Did you give me all this to try to get me to fall in love with you?

A.J.: Courtney, if there's one thing I've learned, it's that love has to be earned. At least, the kind that's worthwhile.

Courtney: Yeah, well, you know what I've learned? Guys pretty much only want one thing, no matter what they say or how they decorate it. So just be straight with me. What is this about? What do you really want with me?

Janine: So which side of the turnip truck do you think I fell off, hmm? If I put this in the mail, I'll be reading the next morning that the post office burned down. And you'll be standing at her doorstep trying to drag her back.

Alexis: And that would turn Courtney against Sonny, and Sonny doesn't want that.

Janine: Fine. Then he'll just put some men on her so he can watch every move she makes.

Sonny: It's public knowledge Courtney's my sister. So if you care about her so much, let me protect her.

Janine: She trusted me --

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Janine: With her whereabouts. And I am not about to break that trust for anybody. Now, you know that she's all right. So you just relax, okay? I'm out of here.

Sonny: No, you're not.

Janine: Okay. What are you going to do now, huh? You're going to force me? That would make a great impression for Courtney.

Sonny: Get this to Courtney. I don't care how.

Janine: No. No. No, you don't own me, and you don't own Courtney, and I'm through taking money from you. And as a matter of fact, I don't want to live in that house you've been keeping me in anymore. Thank you very much, but I'm going to find my own accommodations in town.

Alexis: So Courtney is coming back?

Janine: You know, I'm guessing that she will when she's ready. Now, as I said before, I'm out of here.

Janine: There's news on Courtney. They can fill you in.

Mike: Is Courtney all right? Where is she?

Janine: If I didn't tell Mr. Sonny Corinthos, why in the hell would I tell you?

Mike: I'm her father, Janine.

Janine: Courtney's going to be somebody despite you, despite all of us. Courtney was right to run, maybe even from me. I'm willing to do anything I can to make it up to her and to see that she has the life she deserves.

Jax: Is Courtney all right?

Sonny: She doesn't concern you, Jax.

Mike: Look, I want to know where my daughter is.

Janine: You're not going to hear it from me.

Alexis: Mike, please leave it alone.

Mike: What did Janine tell you?

Sonny: The same thing she told you.

Mike: Damn it, Sonny, don't walk away.

Alexis: Mike, if I were you, I wouldn't push it right now.

Mike: Look, I'm his father. You're his lawyer. Stay out of it.

Jax: Ooh. So, Courtney ran away, huh?

Alexis: I hate to overstate the obvious, but this really is a bad time.

Jax: Well, I'm sorry to hear that because it's about to get worse.

A.J.: Well, Courtney, I gave you those things because I wanted to make you happy, because I like you.

Courtney: Guys just don't do this sort of thing without expecting something in return.

A.J.: I got what I wanted. I love seeing you smile. I love watching your face light up when a normal day becomes Christmas morning. I want to be the one who takes care of you.

Courtney: I can take care of myself.

A.J.: I know. That's part of what attracted me to you. Look, independence can be a struggle, and I don't want you to struggle for anything. You want me to be straight? You want to know what I want most? I want you to have everything you need, and I mean that. Look, this wasn't a cash-and-carry thing. I don't expect anything.

Courtney: I'm sorry I got so defensive.

A.J.: No, no, no, no, don't you apologize, okay? You should hold out for the best, which isn't me, all right? I'm older. I have been around and I have a lousy track record, and you know what? If it'll make you feel more comfortable to never see me again, I would completely understand. In fact, I'll tell you what. I offered you money to do anything, and since checks are only good during banking hours, I thought it'd be practical. Here. Here's 10 grand in cash. All right? I have a meeting. If you decide to leave, you now have the money to do it. But if you want to stay, please, feel free to use the key to lock your door. And keep that poker handy until I have earned all of your trust, okay? And you know what? None of this was a pitch to get you into bed. I will respect whatever decision you make. And I'm very sorry for the confusion because, to tell you the truth, I'm really confused myself right now. But I kind of like it. And did I mention this may have all happened because you have the greatest smelling hair ever?

Courtney: No, I think you left that out.

A.J.: Okay. I'll see you. Bye.

[Courtney sighs]

Nikolas: Why are you out of jail?

Helena: Well, the months of incarceration have taken their toll. They may have to do surgery.

Nikolas: Well, don't wait around for me to be concerned.

Helena: Now, what is this I hear about Gia and a car accident?

Nikolas: Gia's fine, Grandmother, and I intend to keep her that way.

Helena: Well, I have no doubt.

Nikolas: Play your mind games on your fellow prisoners, Grandmother.

Helena: Nikolas? Nikolas, you have the means to care for Gia or for this Sarah and anything else you want to do. How well you carry the power. As weightless as shadows, as easily and naturally as your father.

Nikolas: I am not my father.

Helena: Oh, but Stavros is there. Oh, I see him, especially when you are refusing to admit how similar you are.

Nikolas: I want my grandmother taken to another hospital right now.

Helena: Oh, yes, my prince. Yes!

Nikolas: Knock it off.

Taggert: Nikolas, until the trial's over and she's out of this jurisdiction, this is the hospital that the state has a contract with, all right?

Nikolas: Taggert, I will pay money to get her out of here and somewhere else, okay?

Taggert: Throwing money around doesn't always solve everything, all right? Sometimes it actually covers up the real problem. Now, I'm trying real hard to believe you're different than the rest of your family. I do not want my sister mixed up in the Cassadine way of things.

Nikolas: I love Gia. You know that.

Taggert: From what I understand, your father loved your mother, too, didn't he? That make her happy? Keep her safe? Chloe Morgan, Katherine Bell. One lie after another. The women do not do well in your family. Now, for my sister's sake, I hope you're more like your mother than your father.

Elizabeth: Oh, my gosh, Gia, I love this. Thank you.

Gia: Sure. I thought it'd be nice for when you go home or wherever you end up.

Elizabeth: I'm going to my grandmother's. I don't want to jinx things with Lucky.

[Music plays]

Elizabeth: Hey, so what is this I hear about a new car?

Gia: Oh, yeah. Nikolas surprised me with it. It's a B.M.W. convertible. It's red. It has the softest glove leather seats, and, oh, God, wait until you hear the sound system.

[Music stops]

Gia: I'm sorry. I mean, listen to me. How insensitive can I be? I'm going on and on about my new car and --

Elizabeth: No, no, Gia, it's not that. It's -- it was the song.

Lucky: What about it?

Elizabeth: It was the one that was on the radio the night of the accident.

Gia: It may be the same artist but not the same song.

Elizabeth: No, no, I remember.

Singer: Every single

Elizabeth: Yeah, it was that song. Remember? You kept trying to change the station, and I told you not to. It's weird, but hearing this song is pulling me back to the night of the accident.

Nikolas: What are you, a masochist? The last thing you need is to be reminded of the accident, okay?

Lucky: Nikolas is right. You shouldn't think about it.

Elizabeth: No, you guys, if there is something there '

[Music plays]

Elizabeth: It's gone.

Nikolas: Okay.

Elizabeth: I guess I've remembered all I'm going to.

[Nikolas turns music off]

Nikolas: And you know what? Let's focus on the good news. I hear they're cutting you loose tomorrow.

Elizabeth: Did you convince him?

Sarah: We agreed that it's your call.

Lucky: Yeah, what she said. Be willing to take you anywhere you'd like to go, Elizabeth.

Gia: Lucky's put a down payment on a loft, but Sarah wants Elizabeth to stay with her at her grandmother's.

Nikolas: Hmm. So why don't you move into Wyndemere until you get back to normal? You can all stay, even Audrey, if she wants to. You guys, I'm serious. Okay, look, Kristina, Alexis are thinking about moving in. You know, there's plenty of room. Plenty of room, not to mention servants.

Sarah: Do you really want us at Wyndemere?

Nikolas: Why not? You know, it's too big for Gia and me. Not to mention the servants don't really have anything to do, so they constantly hover. We have to take a launch any time we want to see someone. It might be fun having you guys all around. You know, lighten the place up a bit.

Elizabeth: It might be easier to paint the walls white and to take the drapes down.

Lucky: Why settle for redecorating when we can really tick my dad off?

Nikolas: In some weird sort of way, he's got an excellent point. Come on. Come on, it could be a party. It'd be a lot of fun. Okay?

[Music plays]

Sarah: All right, all right.

Nikolas: See, we'll play some basketball. You know, we'll have a good time.

Gia: I'm not cooking for everybody, okay?

Nikolas: We have servants to cook. You don't have to cook.

Elizabeth: Come here. And we'll be together, huh?

Sarah: Yeah.

Nikolas: We'll have a good time.

Dr. Caldwell: Dr. Webber?

[Music stops]

Dr. Caldwell: Can I see you in the hall, please?

Mike: Courtney is your sister. She could be in trouble.

Sonny: You want to find Courtney? Talk to Janine.

Mike: I'd try if I thought it would do any good.

Sonny: You chose to sleep with the woman, Mike. You chose to have a kid with her, so she's your problem. All I care about is finding Courtney. Now, Janine's staying in town, so either Courtney never left or she's coming back.

Mike: All I want is to look in Courtney's eyes and see for myself that she's okay. And I keep imagining that she's in some kind of trouble. Michael, I've lost so many years with her. I can't stand the idea of her being alone or afraid or, God forbid, in the hands of some lowlife.

Sonny: I offered Janine money, and she turned it down.

Mike: I'm sorry, but what does that have to do with anything?

Sonny: If Courtney is in trouble or Janine really doesn't know where she is, then, you know, either she'd have taken the money to give to Courtney or to try to find her. Janine is telling the truth for once. She knows where Courtney is. She knows she's safe. Janine's idea of safe, anyway. All we can do now is sit tight, watch Janine. Courtney will contact her, and then you guys can have your -- your reunion.

Mike: I hope to God you're right.

Sonny: Go home and get some rest, Mike.

Mike: Yeah.

[Sonny sighs]

Mike: Look, if you find out more, please let me know.

Sonny: I'll get word to you, Mike.

Mike: Sonny, I don't want it to be too late for me and Courtney. I want this chance. I want it to be different this time.

Jax: Look, you know I don't want to see you hurt, but the longer you stay around Corinthos, the better your chances.

Alexis: The two of you have hated each other for I don't know how long, and I'm not sure why this ever started and I just don't care, but at the moment, it's really a bad time. This thing's going to get out of control.

Jax: So Courtney is already running from Sonny?

Alexis: And that would be none of your concern.

Jax: It was the unluckiest day of her life when that girl showed up here.

Alexis: How's Skye?

Jax: Hey, I got no problem admitting that you were right about Skye. Why can't you see that I'm right about Sonny?

Alexis: So she admitted to fabricating that threat? Good. I have no idea how you do these things, but as long as you're on a roll, could you get A.J. to back off of Courtney?

Jax: What's A.J.'s interest in Courtney?

Alexis: Just a way for him to get to Sonny. He's her new best friend now, and he's hired an investigator to find her. There's a part of me that wishes she'd stay hidden. The further away she is from A.J., the better.

Jax: Huh. Whose is this stuff?

Alexis: That's just stuff that Courtney left when she stayed here. Why?

Jax: Oh, nothing. Just -- but you're certain that she's okay?

Alexis: According to Janine, she's with a friend.

[Music plays]

Courtney: They really let you buy this from a jewelry store?

A.J.: I'm a very good customer.

Courtney: If you were going to buy this, how much would it cost?

A.J.: A quarter of a million.

Courtney: A quarter of a million dollars?

[Music plays]

Courtney: So where are we going?

A.J.: It's a surprise.

Courtney: If I forget to tell you later, I had a really good time tonight.

A.J.: Thank you.

[Music plays]

Sarah: I'll turn that off.

Dr. Caldwell: Yeah -- no, it's okay.

Sarah: It is?

Dr. Caldwell: Yeah, I just wanted to tell you that I know you're off duty and you want to get back to your sister and friends, but I just need to clarify about you missing that lecture.

Sarah: I know and it won't happen again.

Dr. Caldwell: I'm sure it won't. And you don't have to come in on your day off tomorrow. I was tired and I took it out on you. I apologize. You show excellent promise, Dr. Webber. Your own style.

Sarah: Thank you.

Dr. Caldwell: I'm sure you'll find a way to get the information you missed. You have a good night.

Sarah: Thanks.

Dr. Caldwell: And don't miss any more lectures.

Sarah: I won't.

Gia: You like your robe?

Elizabeth: Love my robe. Thank you.

Gia: You're welcome.

Nikolas: I thought it was for me.

Gia: No.

Lucky: It's very nice.

Gia: It was her present.

Lucky: It would look good on Nikolas, though.

Nikolas: Thank you.

Gia: Yeah, it would.

Alexis: Hi.

Sonny: Hi.

Alexis: Just came to see if you were all right.

Sonny: Well, I've been better. Even if Courtney's safe, I don't know where she is, what she's doing.

Alexis: Well, I'm sure that she'll let you know when she feels like letting you know. You really can't obsess about this. And, you know, I was watching Janine, and as flawed as she is -- and she is flawed -- I truly believe that she loves her daughter, and if she says that Courtney's safe, you need to trust that.

Sonny: Are you billing me for this advice?

Alexis: Being your friend falls outside of the boundaries of my job description. I just wanted to know if you're okay.

Sonny: I still don't want you to move out. But, you know, I'm not going to argue with you -- if you think that's what you need to do and all that.

[Sonny sighs]

Alexis: I'm not going anywhere.

A.J.: Janine, please, come in, and thank you for coming. I don't want to upset Courtney, but I need to know what you did when you left my apartment?

Janine: I went to see Sonny.

A.J.: And?

Janine: And I lied to him about having heard from Courtney, like you wanted me to.

Skye: Do you think he bought it?

Janine: Yes, I think he bought it. I'm her mother. Look, I had hoped you'd understood that I didn't do this for free.

A.J.: Consider it the first installment, with more to come as we proceed. You made the right choice. I meant it when I told you I love your daughter. I would never hurt her. I just want to be the man of her dreams.

Janine: Well, you see that you are. Or I swear I'll be your worst nightmare.

Skye: A.J., there's still time to get out of this.

A.J.: You kidding me? This is going way too well. It's only a matter of time before Courtney is eating out of the palm of my hand.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Skye: Maybe I do have some minor feelings for Jax.

A.J.: Don't tell him how you feel because that'll just give him the license to break your heart.

Courtney: Put your hands in the air or I'll hit you again. You.

Laura: Luke. Luke.

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