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Luke: Laura and I are going to do something extraordinarily normal. We're going to get married again.
Carly: You have no idea how glad I am that you came.
Skye: Jax, no more game-playing. I'm about to tell the plain and simple truth.
Ned: Kristina told me the whole story.
Sonny: None of my people laid a hand on A.J. Neither have I.
Luke: This can't really be that much of a surprise to you guys.
Luke: Scott? Scott's not an issue.
Bobbie: Scott is my date for the opening of Carly's club tonight and he's standing right behind you. Hey, Scott.
Laura: Scotty. Hi.
Lesley Lu: My mommy isn't going to marry you, Scott. She's going to marry Daddy again.
Lucky: All right!
Nikolas: Goal! Oh, he stopped it right there!
Lucky: That was a foul!
Nikolas: What do you mean it was a foul?
Gia: When you told me you got rid of the basketball net, you kind of left out the part about turning the room into a roller hockey rink thing.
Lucky: Nice try.
Nikolas: No, for real, Elizabeth, I really wish you could be there, though, you know, tonight.
Elizabeth: Oh, well, you know, I'm not exactly Carly Corinthos' favorite person.
Lucky: Well, that's all right. We'll watch it on TV. They said there was going to be live coverage. You know, pretend like we're hobnobbing with all the guests, all the beautiful people.
Nikolas: Okay, we're out of here. Let's go. Here, hockey stick. Enjoy. See you, guys.
Lucky: See you.
Nikolas: We're going to go hob-nob.
Elizabeth: Lucky, I don't want you to miss the opening, so I think that we should --
Lucky: No, no, no, you're staying put, doctor's orders.
Elizabeth: I know, I know. I think you should take Sarah.
Taggert: Mrs. Corinthos.
Carly: Welcome to Club 101.
Taggert: Thank you. I'd like you to meet M'neka Garland.
N'neka: Nice to meet you.
Taggert: I was surprised to get an invitation.
Carly: Well, I wanted you here, Lieutenant. I wanted you to see firsthand that my club is legitimate and it's going to be an asset to the community.
Taggert: Does that mean you left your ex-husband off the guest list?
Carly: My club only caters to all the best people, and Sonny's included. Enjoy yourselves.
Taggert: Thank you.
N'neka: Are we here so you can work or so we can dance?
Taggert: Dancing sounds good.
Jax: Huh? We tried that before, Skye.
Skye: Jax, I'm being honest this time.
Jax: You know, you might want to try your brother. He might be a more receptive audience.
Skye: Well, that might be a little difficult considering I locked A.J. in a closet.
Jax: I'm not in the mood for this, Skye, especially tonight, okay?
Skye: Jax --
Jax: Just --
Skye: I get it, okay? Look, I know it's wrong for A.J. to be manipulating that girl and I've told him to stop, but he won't. So now I have to do whatever I can to keep him away from her and, in the process, keep Sonny from doing any damage.
Jax: Well, for your sake, I hope it works.
Skye: I meant what I said. No more game-playing. I've been playing both sides against the middle for too long, but I'm finished.
Jax: Okay, so you've decided to convert to telling the truth now?
Skye: Something like that.
Jax: When did this happen?
Skye: When I realized that this is the last chance I've got not to lose.
Jax: Lose what?
A.J.: Courtney, Sonny kept me from getting to the boathouse.
Courtney: My brother's a pretty convenient excuse, isn't he?
A.J.: You think I blew you off?
Courtney: Just don't worry about it.
A.J.: No, that's not what happened.
Courtney: Look, I'm getting ready for a party, so if you wouldn't mind --
A.J.: You look beautiful. You wearing one of the dresses I gave you?
Courtney: I'll give the clothes back to you after tonight.
A.J.: No, no, no, it's okay.
Courtney: No, I shouldn't have taken them from you.
A.J.: Courtney, those clothes were a gift, no strings attached. You know that.
Courtney: I think that Sonny really cares about me, and he's been right about a lot of things. Maybe one of those things is you.
Alexis: Kristina told Sonny that I'm in love with him?
Kristina: Hello, Ned. When did you get here?
[Knock on door]
Ned: Hello. Ahem.
Sonny: You ready? Car's waiting.
Ned: Alexis, would you rather all of us go together?
Kristina: Oh, no, wouldn't it be more fun just to go on our own?
Ned: Well, yeah, but, well, she and I were in a discussion. That way we could finish it.
Sonny: Actually, Alexis and I, we need to stop for my sister on the way, and I don't want to hold you and Kristina up, so -- you ready?
Alexis: I -- I -- yeah.
Sonny: What is -- are you -- what's wrong?
Kristina: Did something just happen?
Alexis: No. Everything's fine.
Ned: Oh, what's the point in keeping it a secret? I think you should tell them why you're so upset.
Alexis: Ned, don't.
Ned: They're going to find out sooner or later.
Alexis: I vote for later.
Ned: Look, I'm sure they'll understand. Alexis has this compulsion -- I guess you could call it that -- where she has to check all the windows and the locks three times. So she locks and unlocks everything at least three times. It's like a little ritual of hers and it's just something that comes and goes.
Alexis: It does, you know, it just comes and goes.
Ned: And tonight she had a particularly bad episode.
Alexis: Well, you know, it's better now.
Ned: I'm sorry. I hope you didn't mind that I shared this with everybody.
Alexis: No, it -- it's a little embarrassing, but --
Ned: Well, of course it is. You know what -- would you mind getting the elevator? I just need a moment alone with Alexis.
Kristina: Yeah, no problem.
Ned: Thank you. I thought you knew.
Alexis: How could I know? Why would she do that? Why would those words even come out of her mouth?
Ned: Well, you know your sister -- she says what's on her mind.
Alexis: It's not even true!
Ned: Maybe she was defending you.
Alexis: By humiliating me?
Ned: Look, she thought that Sonny didn't appreciate you, so she was all wound up and she just blurted it out.
Alexis: Oh, God, she's got to stop doing that! That's a very bad habit!
Ned: Look, she feels terrible about this thing, so if you want to wring her neck, please don't.
Alexis: I don't have time to wring her neck. You know why? Because I am going to Carly's opening with Carly's ex-husband, who's just been told by my sister that I love him, which I don't. That same sister is going to the same club with my ex-fiancé. Now, aren't we all going to have a lot of fun?
Ned: We can do it.
Alexis: I would rather go snowshoeing in Alaska. I would rather ride a blind burro down the Grand Canyon. I would rather stick a hot --
Kristina: Elevator's ready. You ready?
Alexis: Am I ever.
Sonny: I'm really glad you convinced me to invite Courtney.
Alexis: Me, too.
Courtney: Why are you smiling?
A.J.: I'm glad you doubt me. It shows that you're not naive. You figure things out on your own. You don't let people lead you on. It's great to have a mind of your own. I would never, ever crush that.
Courtney: You always say things like this, and I just keep wondering if -- if you're for real or if this is just some kind of smooth act.
A.J.: I deserve that. My reputation is questionable. I've done a lot of damage. But with you, it's different. I don't know, I -- I feel like we could really have something, you know? How can you tell when a drunk's lying? When his lips are moving. You're right to doubt me. I've told so many lies, I can't even keep them straight. That's why it's so hard when you tell someone that you care about the truth and they don't believe you.
Reporter: Carly, Carly, can we get an interview?
Carly: Oh, yeah. Let me just get my partner, Jasper Jacks, okay?
Skye: This isn't easy. I'm a highly accomplished liar.
Jax: Yeah, well, that much I'm aware of.
Skye: I let A.J. get way too far before I took a stand. I'm not proud of that.
Jax: But you did it anyway.
Nikolas: Hi, Carly.
Carly: Gia, welcome to Club 101.
Nikolas: Thank you.
Carly: Or should I call you your highness?
Gia: Why not?
Nikolas: No, actually, the only people who call me your highness are the people back in Greece. Tonight I am just a normal paying customer.
Carly: Oh, no, no, no, you're wrong. You're a very high-profile and very rich customer, so enjoy yourselves -- and please make sure to spend lots and lots of money, okay?
Nikolas: All right, we'll do our best. Thank you. All right.
Skye: There are all sorts of things I wanted in my life, things that I've managed to screw up because of my behavior. But I'm done, Jax. I want to change. I'm headed in a new direction. I really mean it.
Jax: You know, you certainly sound sincere.
Skye: I am.
Jax: So what are you so afraid to lose?
Carly: Hey, partner. Time for a photo op.
Jax: I have to do this.
Skye: Yeah, I understand.
Jax: I'll catch up with you later.
Reporter: Mr. Cassadine, how does Club 101 stack up to the nightclubs in New York and Paris?
Nikolas: Well, it's definitely in their league.
Reporter: Well, I'm sure your date agrees, don't you? Wait, didn't you used to be somebody?
Sarah: Lizzie, I wouldn't have any fun knowing you were sitting here all by yourself.
Elizabeth: Well, Mrs. Lansbury will be here. Besides, you guys, I'm tired. I'm going to go to sleep early.
Lucky: Well, you know, there's no point in going without you. No offense. Sorry.
Sarah: No, I agree. No offense to you, either.
Elizabeth: You guys, this is silly. I won't even be awake.
Sarah: Yes, you will because as your medical advisor, I prescribe chips, pretzels, and lots of loud music. So stay right here and I'll be right back.
Lucky: That sounds like a good idea.
Elizabeth: Lucky, you don't have anything to prove to me. A night at the club would be fun.
Lucky: Not interested.
Elizabeth: I mean it. You don't have to stay here to convince me we have a chance again. I believe you.
Lesley: So, um -- who wants ice cream?
Lesley Lu: Can we eat it in our sleeping bags?
Lesley: No, no, ice cream stays in the kitchen.
Scott: Getting married again, huh?
Luke: Scott, some things are meant to be.
Bobbie: We should go because I don't want to be late for Carly, okay?
Scott: Laura, can I -- can I talk to you for a minute, alone?
Laura: Yeah, sure. Okay.
Luke: Don't let him work you. Come on, Barbara, I'll walk you out.
Luke: Oh, poor old Baldwin. Lost twice in a row.
Bobbie: Thank you. Hey, Scott is not a loser. He and Laura had a relationship, a lot of shared memories, and it matters to them. It always has, a lot. Now, you may not like it, but that's how it is.
Scott: Laura, I handled your divorce. I saw what he put you through firsthand.
Laura: Yeah, we went through some really rocky times.
Scott: Look, you two are addicted to each other -- I've accepted that -- but look at the facts. You love your house. He loves nightclubs. You love kids and homework. I mean, he loves drinking and gambling, not to mention the fact that he's got a bit of a roving eye. Listen, Laura, he hurt you. I was there to pick up the pieces. Do you want to do that again?
Laura: Scotty, I think I know who this man is. I don't have any illusions, you know? I have stayed awake at nights and thought about all the ups and all the downs.
Laura: And I think that love is a gamble and nobody has a crystal ball. And I think you just kind of have to follow your heart. And this is what I want.
Scott: Well, for your sake, I hope I'm wrong.
Bobbie: You can't keep dragging Laura off on adventures.
Luke: Why not?
Bobbie: And you can't lock her up until your wedding. Sooner or later, you've got to face reality.
Scott: Bobbie, let's go.
Bobbie: Okay. Good night.
Luke: Have a nice evening.
Nikolas: That reporter didn't mean it the way it sounded.
Gia: Nikolas, it's no big deal.
Nikolas: Well, it is if it bothered you.
Gia: I'm fine. It's like some bad cliché. I mean, look, is she somebody? No, she's nobody.
Nikolas: Do you want your job back? Do you?
Gia: I made my choice.
Nikolas: Actually, Uncle made it.
Gia: I didn't do it for Stefan, I did it for you, for us. Look, I knew how much stuff you were going to be taking on and I didn't want you facing it alone. Nikolas, we are in this together, and that means more to me than being on the cover of some magazine or being recognized by some cheesy reporter at a party.
Nikolas: I want you to pursue your dreams, Gia, okay? I was proud of you before, I'm proud of you now. I want you to do whatever it is that makes you happy. I just want you to be happy, that's all.
Gia: Well, I don't want to be shallow. Elizabeth already thinks I am.
Nikolas: No, I happen to think you're amazing. Come here.
Carly: Oh, and I'd like to introduce you to Jasper Jacks, my financial backer.
Reporter: Well, congratulations, Mr. Jacks.
Jax: Well, thank you very much. You know, I'm pleased to say that my investment in Carly's paying off.
Taggert: Quite the guest list Ms. Corinthos put together -- or did her partner invite you?
Skye: Actually, I'm a guest of Jax's.
Taggert: What about your brother? Is he on the list?
Skye: Gee, I don't know. Why don't you give him a call yourself and ask him?
Taggert: And why don't you call A.J., tell him Sonny's coming tonight and we don't want any trouble.
Skye: Why don't you issue that same warning to Sonny?
Taggert: I don't have any use for Mr. Corinthos, but I can respect the man's instinct to protect his sister. So do us all a favor -- tell A.J. to back off of Courtney Matthews.
Skye: I'm trying, okay?
Taggert: Well, try harder. Sonny likes to play hardball. If A.J. keeps messing with his sister, I don't want to be the one picking up the pieces.
Courtney: I know what it feels like to have no one believe you. It's the worst.
A.J.: You don't deserve mistrust. I do.
Courtney: So what about now? You said that Sonny kept you from meeting me. He said that he didn't lay a hand on you.
A.J.: Technically, he didn't. Do me a favor -- would you call your phone, please? Humor me.
Courtney: Well, it's ringing, but --
A.J.: Exactly. That's what I've been trying to tell you. Sonny did something to the phone. He's got guys watching you. He's trying to make sure I can't come anywhere near you.
Courtney: There's no one outside, A.J. I've been in and out of here all day.
A.J.: That's because you're not supposed to know about it.
Courtney: But Sonny said that he didn't --
A.J.: Well, that's because he didn't. Okay, his employees, goons -- whatever you want to call them -- they're the ones who fixed it so I couldn't meet you at the boathouse, I couldn't call you, I can't get anywhere near you.
[Knock on door]
Sonny: Hey, Courtney, you there?
Sonny: Hi. Alexis is -- she's waiting in the car. You ready to go?
Elizabeth: I know you're going to hate missing this opening.
Lucky: Half of the fun of going to these openings is having you with me. Everything that I want is right here with me. And you, my lovely, are it.
Elizabeth: Okay, you've convinced me.
Sarah: Snack central.
Lucky: Oh, good. Listen, thank you. Put it down right there. You know, we should actually check and see if this coverage is on.
Elizabeth: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah.
Reporter: We're here live at the opening of Club 101, which appears to have instantly become the hottest new club in Port Charles. So come on down, but not tonight. This is a private party. I'm here with the potential front-runner for the new face of Deception, a name I have a feeling you're going to become very familiar with -- Viveca Jule. Viveca, word has it you're going to be the new face of Deception. Is the rumor true?
Viveca: Well, let's just say I'm really, really excited at the opportunity and --
Gia: No, I'm really ally sorry, but the job's already taken. Hi, I'm Gia Campbell, and I'm pleased to announce here at the opening of Carly's new fabulous club that I will be continuing on as the face of deception.
Reporter: I thought you had resigned to focus on your upcoming wedding to Prince Nikolas Cassadine.
Gia: Nikolas and I agree that my career is part of our life together. He has been completely supportive of my decision to return to modeling. I look forward to working with the creative team at Deception, and I would especially like to thank Laura Spencer and Elton Herbert for their faith in me as the signature representative for Deception Cosmetics.
Reporter: Well, congratulations, Gia, and welcome back from retirement.
Gia: Thank you. It's great to be here.
Reporter: Well, you heard it here first -- Gia Campbell as the face of Deception.
Lucky: Did I just hear that right?
Elizabeth: She did it. I can't believe Gia did it. Someone else in the limelight was too much for her to take.
Lucky: Jealousy rears its beautiful head.
Elizabeth: But, you know, you deserve some credit for the way you kept riding her about taking Stefan's advice.
Lucky: I deserve credit? Gia would do anything to irritate you.
Elizabeth: So I guess we both kind of did it.
Lucky: Yeah, well, congratulations to both of us then, right?
Elizabeth: Hey, congratulations.
Gia: Hi, I'm Gia.
N'neka: N'neka Garland. Marcus told me all about you, and, of course, I've seen your press package.
Gia: Really? How did you meet my brother?
N'neka: Someone stole my car.
Taggert: I got assigned to take the statement.
N'neka: Congratulations on taking your job back.
Gia: Thank you.
Taggert: That goes for me, too. You're good at what you do, Gia. Don't let anyone take it away from you.
Nikolas: And I couldn't agree more.
Gia: Would you excuse us? Are you sure you're okay with this?
Nikolas: I am very okay.
Kristina: This place is great.
Ned: I can't believe Carly actually pulled it off.
Kristina: You know, I'm not Carly's biggest fan, but I must say that this place really works.
Ned: Good feng shui, huh?
Kristina: So tell me, what was that weirdness about over at Alexis' place earlier tonight? I've never seen her lock anything in threes. I mean, what was she talking about? Alexis didn't seem to know, either. What was that for?
Ned: Are you having a good time?
Kristina: Yeah, I am having a good time.
Ned: Good. Until Alexis shows up.
Kristina: What does that mean?
Ned: Alexis now knows what you said to Sonny.
Ned: It sort of came out.
Kristina: Wait, what came out?
Ned: What you told Sonny. That Alexis is in love with him.
Sonny: You said you could be ready in an hour.
Courtney: I --
Sonny: But you know what -- take your time because they're not going to give my table away.
Courtney: You know, I changed my mind. I don't think I'm going to go.
Sonny: Why not?
Courtney: I'm not feeling all that great.
Sonny: Well, you -- you were feeling fine before. You said you wanted to go.
Courtney: You know, I'm not really in the mood to party. I'm really sorry if I wrecked your plans.
Sonny: Well, I mean, you know, I thought you'd have a good time at the club. But you know what -- the idea was for us to spend time together. I'll have my driver take Alexis to the club. We could stay here and I'll cook you dinner, rent a movie -- whatever you want.
Courtney: Actually, I'm pretty tired.
Bobbie: Oh, Scott! It is wonderful.
Scott: It's kind of loud in here. You know, I can't really hear myself think.
Bobbie: Oh, so don't think. Just have a good time.
Scott: Look at these people, man. They're bumper cars careening out of control. Look at this guy.
Bobbie: Hey, hey, hey, you know what -- I came here to enjoy myself and this is Carly's big night. She's got all of her hopes and dreams in this place and it represents a whole new chapter in her life, so stop complaining.
Scott: Guess I'm just not very good company.
Bobbie: Luke and Laura have their lives and you have yours. Don't live in the past. Time moves forward whether we want it to or not, so just deal with it the best you can and move on.
Scott: Well, I'll try and deal with it, but you're going to have to give me a little time, you know, like a day, a week, a month.
Bobbie: How about one hour?
Scott: You're good for me, aren't you?
Bobbie: Kind of like cold water in your face.
Scott: Something like that.
Bobbie: Hey, hey, hey, dance with me.
Scott: Oh --
Bobbie: Come on, come on, five minutes.
Carly: So are we having fun yet?
Kate: Zander and I have barely stopped dancing. The music is great.
Carly: Oh, well, thanks, then you should thank your date because he picked out most of it.
Zander: No, the first thing you should know about Carly is how much she exaggerates. This club is all hers.
Carly: Oh, okay, except for that hideous wallpaper that you talked me out of and the 500 times you drove me back and forth to pick up samples and the late nights and --
Kate: Wait -- I thought all you did was drive Carly sometimes.
Zander: That is all I do. Like I told you, the rest is pure exaggeration. You like -- like this song?
Kate: Love it.
Zander: Let's hit it. You probably have some business to deal with?
Kristina: I can't believe you told Alexis.
Ned: She sounded like she already knew.
Kristina: What, did it just come out? How does something like that just come out?
Ned: You're mad at me for blurting what you blurted to the person you were blurting about?
Kristina: Yes! I am very proud that I understood that. Excuse me.
Courtney: You know, the club opening sounds like a good time. You and Alexis should go.
Sonny: You'd have a good time.
Courtney: Yeah, you know, I think I'd feel like a third wheel.
Sonny: No, you wouldn't be. You don't look sick. You got a cold, headache?
Courtney: A headache.
Sonny: Because if something has happened to change your mind, you'd tell me, right?
Courtney: Nothing in particular. It's just, you know, a lot has happened in the last few days and I think I need some time to sit with it.
Sonny: Well, I know you're upset about A.J. You know, you thought he was somebody you can trust, and now you know that he was -- he was using you.
Courtney: Yeah, maybe I did have some wrong ideas about him.
Sonny: If you want to stay, then, you know, I understand.
Sonny: You got my cell number. You'll call me if you change your mind?
Courtney: Yeah, sure.
Sonny: All right. Good night.
A.J.: Thanks for covering.
Courtney: You got to tell me everything that Sonny did to you.
Elizabeth: Lucky's been so wonderful tonight.
Sarah: Aw, don't get all sappy on me now, Lizzie.
Elizabeth: I can't help it. I just feel like everything's going to work out.
Lucky: How about a quick sugar buzz, because I just got some chocolate bars.
Elizabeth: Oh, no, thank you. You guys, I'm going to go to bed.
Lucky: There you are.
Lucky: Thank you, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: For what?
Lucky: For a great opening night. I had a better time with you here than I would've ever had at the nightclub.
Elizabeth: Me, too. Good night.
Sarah: You know, Lucky, you can't see what you're doing to my sister, but I can.
Lucky: What, Sarah? We had a great night tonight. We really did.
Sarah: God, you know exactly what I'm talking about, and it has to stop.
Luke: I just want to hold you and never let you go.
Laura: Hmm. Can I tell you something?
Laura: After tonight, being on the run doesn't sound so bad to me after all.
Luke: Oh! I like that.
Laura: Oh, good.
Lesley Lu: Mommy, Juliette just threw up all over your new rug.
Scott: Listen, I'm going to go get us a couple of zombies. I'll be right back.
Bobbie: All right. Carly. Oh, this place is so fantastic. You must be so proud.
Carly: Oh, thanks. I'm still a little shell-shocked.
Bobbie: Well, you've got plenty of time for it to sink in because I'm predicting years of success.
Carly: Let's hope. Thank you.
Bobbie: Enjoy your evening.
Carly: Thanks. Have fun.
Bobbie: Okay. Excuse me.
Carly: Hey, has Mr. Corinthos arrived yet?
Man: No, not yet.
Carly: Well, he's not waiting outside, is he? I told you I wanted him to be let in right away.
Man: He will be.
Ned: Nice party.
Skye: I'm not in the mood for your gloating tonight, Ned.
Ned: Was I gloating?
Skye: Sorry, I'm not going to do that anymore. I'm working on a new attitude.
Ned: Well, you'd better get busy because Grandfather's way ahead of you in the sucking-up department.
Skye: Jax has already named me E.E.O.
Ned: Oh, I guess you haven't heard the news. Jax gave his proxy to Grandmother. He sold you out.
Jax: Why aren't you out there savoring your triumph?
Carly: Oh, you know, I came in here just to make a few notes because, you know, the sound speak-- the system -- the sound system, it's not working. It's not really working, and the bar -- the layout's not quite right, so I'm just making notes.
Jax: It works perfectly.
Carly: No, no, no, the flow's not right. It's -- it needs to be more spread out.
Jax: Carly, Carly, the club is perfect, okay? This is everything you've worked for. You've shown them all.
Carly: Look, you know -- Jax, when you gave me the money to back this club, part of the idea was to help me get over Sonny.
Jax: Well, you've succeeded. You've managed to do this on your own. You don't need Sonny anymore.
Carly: No, but you see, he is still connected to my heart. So you tell me, how do I stop caring?
Reporter: Mr. Corinthos, Mr. Corinthos, care to comment on the opening of your ex-wife's club?
Sonny: It's an important night for Carly. She's worked very hard at, you know, making her dream a reality and I'm just -- you know, I'm just very happy for her.
Reporter: I see you're here with Jasper Jacks' ex-wife. Now, he is your ex-wife's financial backer. Any comment on that?
Reporter: Mr. Corinthos, one more thing -- Mr. Corinthos, please, one -- Mr. Corinthos?
Alexis: That was really rude.
Sonny: Reporters usually are.
Alexis: Well, as your attorney, I'm going to advise you to keep a low profile.
Sonny: I don't talk to reporters.
Alexis: You just did.
Sonny: Well, for Carly, you know? I mean, Jax already bought her a damn club. The least I can do is make her look good in the press.
Alexis: There's some interesting symmetry going on here.
Sonny: Yeah? Carly and Jax, you and me? You make it sound like it's an accident.
Alexis: Wasn't it?
Sonny: Carly wants to prove that she can build something without me. Jax gave her the money to make me mad and to get back at me for hiring you. They're trying to prove a point. If we can have a business relationship, so can they. Now, I think we should go inside before that reporter over there thinks that I'm not going in because there's something wrong with the club.
Alexis: I have to talk to you.
Sonny: What is it you need to tell me?
Alexis: It's about you. And me.
A.J.: Sonny's men flattened my tires. That's why I couldn't get to the boathouse. And when your phone didn't work, I tried to drive over, and that's when a cab came out of nowhere and hit my car.
Courtney: Sonny looked me right in the eye and said he didn't lay a hand on you.
A.J.: Courtney, your brother happens to be in a business of making things happen the way he wants them to, and, the best part, he doesn't have to get personally involved.
Courtney: How could he do that to you and then turn around and invite me to the party? Doesn't he have a conscience?
A.J.: Wrong guy to ask.
Courtney: Well, how did you manage to get here?
A.J.: Sonny's men were watching me. So I had to hide out in a laundry cart to get past them. And believe me, it wasn't a lot of fun for me. I was once drugged and dumped in one of those things.
Courtney: By Sonny? No, I don't even want to know.
A.J.: Look, you wanted the truth. You don't like me, you don't think I'm good for you, I'll walk out right now, end of story, okay? But I happen to like you. And I wasn't going to let this end just because Sonny's in the way.
Courtney: No one is going to tell me what to do, okay? This is my life, not Sonny's or anyone else's. He can't get away with this. I have to make that loud and clear to him.
A.J.: I know one way you can do that.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
A.J.: The opportunity to stand up for yourself doesn't come around very often.
Sonny: There's not a single thing you cannot tell me, so whatever it is, just say it.
Skye: You lying jerk!