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Gia: Helena, what do you want?
Luke: It's only a matter of time until she attacks.
Lucky: Try not to panic.
Elizabeth: Why would I panic?
Lucky: The computers are down.
A.J.: You ready to leave town with me now?
Courtney: I can't stay here after what Sonny's done.
Carly: A.J. can still hurt us. So how do we stop him?
Sonny: Did you say "we"?
Elizabeth: Helena escaped?
Sarah: She was at the hospital. I don't know. She somehow got out.
Elizabeth: Oh, God. Oh, God.
Sarah: Come here. Come here. I'm sorry. I thought you already knew. You okay?
Lucky: Who were you talking to?
Gia: I was on my cell phone discussing some business, if that's okay with you. Why aren't you back at the house?
Lucky: Well, I came down the stables here to make sure that the grounds were secure.
Gia: Well, Helenaís not here.
Lucky: Well, I'd like to double-check just to make sure.
Gia: Lucky, I've been in the stables for a while. Believe me, Helena is not here.
Lucky: Yeah, but you know how Helena works. She's very sneaky. She can be very close.
Gia: We should get back to the house.
Lucky: Just give me a minute, all right?
Gia: Lucky, aren't you the least bit worried about Elizabeth? I mean, leaving her alone when Helenaís out on the loose?
Lucky: You know Elizabethís been through hell and back because of Helena. She believed for a year that I was dead. I would do anything to protect Elizabeth, and if that means killing Helena with my bare hands, so be it. What was that?
Luke: Bubba, look, Helena could be anywhere by now. When are you going to call in the press?
Mac: Why? Why, and alert every wacko on the northeastern seaboard? Hundreds of people will call in false leads. I don't have the staff to support that, Luke.
Luke: Well, find the staff!
Mac: I will handle this case my way. Stay out of it, or you'll be working this case from a jail cell.
Roy: You know, Luke, we've caught Helena before. We'll get her this time, too.
Nikolas: I'm all for that. What have you got?
Luke: You took the words right out of my mouth.
A.J.: We appreciate this, Dad.
Alan: You better save your thanks till you're out of the hospital, safe and sound.
A.J.: Okay. Are you ready for our little adventure?
Courtney: I guess we're in this together, huh?
A.J.: I can't imagine better company.
Man: Nice to see you, Doc.
Alan: Sonny's men are all over the place.
A.J.: Have to find a way to get around them.
Alan: It's not going to be easy.
A.J.: I know what we have to do.
Carly: Oh, I could've told you you'd make a terrible big brother.
Sonny: Is that what you think?
Carly: Well, like, you've already promised yourself that you'll never fail Courtney and that you will protect her and care for her and give her everything good and that you won't let anyone hurt her. You would die before that happened.
Sonny: And this makes me terrible?
Carly: It makes you you. You see, but Courtney -- the problem is she doesn't know who you are inside. All she knows is that you make a lot of money and you give her a lot of orders about how she should be and what she should think. And she knows that you're mad at Mike, and I think that it hurts her, and it makes it a lot easier for her to be mad at you.
Sonny: So I should be nice to Mike and everything will work out?
Carly: It's a place to start.
Sonny: I see what happened. While Mike was buying you coffee, he put you up to this.
Carly: Actually, Mike barely mentioned you, Mr. Center of the universe. He was concerned and worried about Courtney.
Sonny: So am I.
Carly: Okay. So will you just -- just trust me on this one, okay? Courtney -- she wants you to care about her and she wants to know that she matters to you. And, especially, she wants to know that what she thinks and what she feels is important.
Sonny: And you know this how?
Carly: It's what everyone wants, Sonny. Some people, they just don't know how to ask for it.
Carly: You donít. I mean, the more you love someone, the more you push them away. You want to put them in a box with steel walls so they'll be safe. Because you think that the more you control them, they'll be safe and they won't get hurt and neither will you.
Sonny: Maybe -- maybe I'm just trying to save the people I care about from themselves.
Carly: I know, but you canít. You know, all you can do is believe in them.
Sonny: I want to.
Carly: Then you're halfway there.
Sonny: Not with A.J. in the picture.
Carly: Okay, well, you know what? We have -- we have stopped A.J. before and we can do it again.
Sonny: I asked you to stay out of it.
Carly: And you know what? If I was your wife, I probably would. I'd listen to you and I'd probably even go up those stairs over there, and I'd shut the door so you could take care of everything. Now, who said that nothing good comes from divorce? Hmm?
Sonny: I won't let A.J. hurt you.
Carly: Well, you know, I'm going to fight A.J. with or without you, so, basically, what we need to decide is whether we're going to work together or not.
Sarah: Here. Have some water.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Sarah: Hey --
Elizabeth: Oh, shoot. I'm so sorry, Sarah. I'm sorry.
Sarah: No, it's okay. It's okay, it's okay, it's okay. Stop. It's okay.
Elizabeth: What if Helenaís outside? What if she's outside right now? What if she's watching me?
Sarah: Lizzie, the island is well guarded, okay? There is no possible way that she can get here.
Elizabeth: Yeah, you know, that's what people say -- that Helena couldn't do this and she couldn't possibly pull off that, but she always does. Nothing stops her, Sarah.
Sarah: Lizzie, she's ill, okay, and she is all alone.
Elizabeth: Somebody had to help her out of that hospital, right? She knows every inch of this island. She knows every inch of this house. She could be in the walls right now listening to our conversation.
Sarah: They'll find her, okay?
Elizabeth: Oh, God.
Sarah: Lizzie, don't let yourself imagine the worst.
Elizabeth: This is the worst, Sarah. Do you know that she told Nikolas to kill me to test his loyalty? This is like a nightmare that's never-ending. She is the reason why Lucky doesn't love me anymore. Oh, my God. Where is Lucky?
Sarah: I don't know.
Elizabeth: Oh, my God. We have to warn him.
Sarah: But, Lizzie, he already knows.
Elizabeth: That's why he wanted to take me away.
Gia: What was what?
Lucky: That rustle noise. You didn't hear it?
Gia: No. No.
Lucky: Came from over here.
Lucky: What? What? What is it? What?
Gia: It was the hugest rat! Oh, right over there! I saw it! It was so big and it -- I heard this noise and it started running away!
Lucky: A rat? A rat, Gia, is not a big deal!
Gia: Well, I hate rats! They're -- they're filthy, disgusting creatures and they bite and they have these little red, beady eyes and these long, slithering tails. I swear, it was like the biggest rat I've ever seen. You didn't hear that noise? It -- maybe it was a possum. I don't know, they're just gross. Can you take me out of here?
Lucky: All this for a rat?
Gia: Lucky, just -- just take me back to the house, okay?
Lucky: Oh. You probably scared the thing to the next county, including me.
Gia: Lucky, can we just -- just get me out of here?
Lucky: Okay. All right. Come on. You know, my brother must be a saint, you know that?
Nikolas: We need to speak privately.
Roy: I'll be around.
Luke: Okay. When you were alone, what pearls of demented wisdom did Grandma lay on you?
Nikolas: Well, not much. She certainly didn't mention that she was planning to escape -- not that I expected her to.
Luke: What did she say?
Nikolas: Look, I need your help, okay, but not here.
Luke: All right. Let's go. I'll follow you.
Nikolas: All right.
Ned: There's nothing I can do to convince A.J. to back off Courtney.
Kristina: You're not going to at least try, I mean, for Courtneyís sake?
Ned: Why is it even important to you? I mean, you barely even know Courtney.
Kristina: Courtney and I spent some time together when she was living at Alexis', and she is a nice girl and she doesn't deserve to be fed to a shark like A.J.
Ned: Aren't you a big believer in thinking for yourself? I mean, doesn't Courtney deserve to make her own choices here? I mean, if she's stupid enough to fall for a man like Junior, what the hell can I do?
Kristina: Oh, my -- so Courtneyís stupid now? Since when did you become such a self-righteous jerk, Ned?
A.J.: And from there, we leave the country.
Alan: It sounds risky.
A.J.: Yeah, well, it'll be worth it if it gets us away from Sonny.
Alan: Well, I lost one son to Corinthos. I'm not going to lose another.
Alan: Okay, get ready.
A.J.: All right.
Courtney: Whew. I can't believe that we're actually doing this.
A.J.: We are. Where do you want to go first?
Courtney: Anywhere but Port Charles.
A.J.: Oh, please. Think big, okay? We've got the world at our fingertips. London, Paris, Greece, Bora Bora, the Galapagos Islands -- you name it.
Courtney: I just can't believe that this is happening. It's -- it feels like some kind of fantasy or something you see in a movie or read in a book. It just doesn't seem real.
A.J.: It's very real. I want you to be happy.
Courtney: Maybe I shouldn't say this --
A.J.: What? You can tell me anything.
Courtney: I could be wrong.
A.J.: Just say it.
Courtney: I might love you. I'm not sure, but I -- I think I do.
Sonny: Why would I want to work with you?
Carly: Because I'm smart.
Sonny: Uh-huh. Little crazy.
Carly: I'm a great improviser.
Sonny: That's true.
Carly: Yes, and I can work it when I need to.
Sonny: Also true.
Carly: I never give up.
Sonny: No, you donít.
Carly: And I want A.J. stopped as badly as you do.
Sonny: So, if we work together, what would you do?
Carly: I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but are you actually asking my advice?
Sonny: Well, hypothetically speaking.
Carly: Oh, okay, hypothetically.
Carly: Hypothetically speaking.
Carly: Well, I would keep A.J. in the hospital. Expose him to the measles, slap a quarantine on him, anything to cut him off from Courtney.
Sonny: Quartermaines run the hospital.
Carly: Yeah, and Mac runs the police department, except for the cops that you have on the take.
Sonny: Okay. "On the take" -- you've been watching gangster movies again?
Carly: Fine, okay, whatever. Whatever you -- what's the word? What's the word?
Sonny: Word for what?
Carly: Bribing the cops?
Sonny: What makes you think I've bribed anybody in my life?
Carly: Oh, I don't know. Maybe -- let's see -- possibly how evidence disappears from the pcpd whenever you need it to? Or the way Benny says --
[Knock on door]
Carly: That he'll have your people take care of things?
Carly: I think --
Sonny: Excuse me.
Carly: Let me tell you what I think.
Carly: I think you should make a worthwhile investment and you should get some people over at G.H.
Sonny: What did I tell you about eavesdropping? Makes you come up with all sorts of things, you know what I mean? Oh.
Luke: So, what did Helena have to say?
Nikolas: "When is the sun like the dark of the moon and never brought to the light?"
Luke: What, she reeled you in for a riddle?
Luke: That's just great. That's just great. She -- you know what she's doing right now? She's somewhere -- knowing that you and I are talking about this, trying to figure out every syllable. She's laughing at me!
Nikolas: No, actually, I think she's laughing at every single one of us, but the fact remains, Luke, we need to figure out what the hell that means.
Luke: Right. So you're the sun, you think?
Nikolas: I -- it's the only think I can think of. I mean, yeah, I'm thinking that. I'm also assuming that my father is probably -- you know, he's probably the dark of the moon, right?
Luke: Well, yeah, but going into the light doesn't make any sense.
Nikolas: Okay. Well, what if it's -- if it's, I don't know, alignment between the sun and the moon?
Luke: That's not a bad theory. Check the almanac; see when the next eclipse is.
Nikolas: Right. That's a good idea, yeah. Luke, I just --
Nikolas: When you -- when you look at me, do you see Stavros?
Elizabeth: How long were you planning to stay quiet, huh, Lucky?
Elizabeth: Stop lying! I know Helena escaped. What, all of a sudden you were just going to take me away on this relaxing vacation to the Caribbean, just the two of us? I believed you were being sincere. I thought you wanted to give us a chance.
Lucky: I do, Elizabeth. That's why I wanted to get you away.
Elizabeth: You lied! And that's the one thing we agreed we would never did you honestly think that you were just going to take me away, Helena would get caught, and I would never find out?
Lucky: That was the plan, yeah.
Elizabeth: Don't you think I deserved to know?
Lucky: Elizabeth, you have been through so much already.
Elizabeth: That wasn't your decision to make. Lucky, we have been in this together from the beginning. We wouldn't have made it without each other. Don't you get it? We will never work if we're not honest with each other.
Lucky: I don't want to put you through all this again. Helena's out of your life, it's over. Nothing's going to change that, not even her escape.
Elizabeth: And you get to decide this without me?
Lucky: I would do whatever it takes to keep you safe.
Elizabeth: I thought you understood me. I guess you don't know me at all.
Lucky: Elizabeth -- Elizabeth, wait, you shouldn't be alone.
Elizabeth: I'll lock my door.
Lucky: What the hell were you thinking? Ugh!
Courtney: Um -- maybe I shouldn't have said anything.
A.J.: Now you know how I felt when I told you I loved you. Courtney, it's okay. If you're not sure, don't worry about it. I mean, there's no rush.
Courtney: Well, it's not like I expected it to happen.
A.J.: No, I didn't see it coming, either.
Courtney: You know, I came to Port Charles to find my mom. And then when I found out that I had a brother, too, I had this kind of fairy-tale dream that I was going to get to know him and I was going to see how good he was and how alike we were.
A.J.: Yeah. Never turns out the way you expect it, does it?
Courtney: Guess not.
A.J.: You know what? I've been let down by my parents, too. I'm not making any excuses, at all. I'm just saying that I know what it's like to be lied to by your parents. Makes you put up walls to protect yourself, you know. You tell yourself it doesn't hurt, but it does.
Courtney: What about your mother?
A.J.: Hmm, you know, I guess she believes in me in her own way.
Courtney: Mine, too.
A.J.: I just -- I never could seem to measure up to my brother in her eyes.
Courtney: My mom liked to lay a guilt trip on me, saying that she spent her entire life making sacrifices for me, when the truth is she usually had an agenda of her own.
A.J.: She loves you.
Courtney: Yeah. But I can't trust her. Not anymore. She just wants money. You're the only person that I can really trust.
Alan: Are you gentlemen visiting a patient?
Man: We're concerned observers.
Alan: Well, you're cluttering up the hall, so please wait in the lounge. Or I can call security and have you escorted out of the hospital.
Man: Guess we'll be waiting in the lounge.
Courtney: I'll go anywhere with you, I don't care. You believe in me, and I believe in you, and no one is going to take that away from us, ever.
A.J.: And I wish things could be different, you know?
Courtney: Me, too.
Alan: You need to leave right away.
A.J.: All right. You ready?
A.J.: Let's do it.
Sonny: Come in. You get my message?
Alexis: Yeah, I did. Now, why do you want me to subpoena Janineís bank records?
Sonny: I want to know if A.J.'s writing her checks or he's paying her in cash.
Alexis: You think A.J.'s giving Janine money?
Sonny: A.J. Wants access to Courtney. He can't get it through me or Mike, and Janineís willing to sell her own daughter for the right price.
Alexis: Are you sure about this?
Sonny: Janine doesn't do anything for free. She's already taken cell phone calls from A.J., and I know she's had at least one conversation where he told her he's going to marry Courtney.
Carly: Marry her?
Sonny: Yep. Makes sense. Once, you know, she's A.J.'s wife, legally I can't protect her.
Alexis: I'll have what you want done by the close of business day.
Carly: Uh-uh, that's not soon enough. We need to get A.J. away from Courtney now.
Alexis: Oh, that's only going to push Courtney closer to A.J.
Carly: So what's your solution?
Alexis: I don't have one at the moment. I talked to Ned, hoping he would talk some sense into A.J., but he refused.
Sonny: Okay, you know what? The Quartermaines can't do anything here, I got to.
Alexis: That is the worst possible course of action.
Carly: Okay, well, what do you think that Sonny's going to do? Take a baseball bat to A.J.? He just means that we need to keep Sonny and Courtney apart.
Sonny: Right. Right.
Carly: And I still think that a quarantine is the best course of action. I mean, the weasel's already in the hospital, so why don't we just use it to our advantage?
Alexis: By giving him an infectious disease?
Carly: By making him think that he has one or at least making the doctors think that because then they can throw him in one of those restricted rooms where no one can get to him, especially Courtney.
Alexis: You -- you can't seriously be considering this?
Sonny: I'm keeping my options open.
Alexis: You need to look at this from A.J.'s point of view. He has something that you want -- Courtney. And you have something that he wants -- Michael.
Carly: You want me to bargain with my child?
Lucky: How could you do it? How could you tell Elizabeth that Helena escaped?
Sarah: Because I thought she already knew.
Lucky: You just couldn't do it, could you? You couldn't put two and two together -- that obviously she would flip out and maybe -- you know, just maybe you might need to keep your mouth shut?
Sarah: Lucky, Elizabeth wanted the truth from you.
Lucky: I lied. I know it. And I'd do it again if it meant keeping her safe.
Sarah: And maybe we can keep her safe here.
Lucky: Yeah, well, we're going to have to. She's already paid way too high a price. She was willing to die to have a chance to spend the rest of her life with me. She was going to drink that wine, knowing that it could kill her. That's something, Sarah, that I cannot walk away from.
Sarah: And what if you don't spend the rest of your lives together, Lucky?
Lucky: I'm going to stay in this as long as Elizabeth allows me to. Maybe the rest of my life, maybe not. But there's one thing that I know for sure, Sarah, and I am -- I'm so tired of apologizing for this.
Sarah: Then I should be the one to apologize to you, Lucky, and I am very, very sorry.
Kristina: Who do you think you are, saying Courtney is stupid?
Ned: I meant her judgment, okay?
Kristina: Oh, oh, oh, so I suppose that you think that every 20-year-old is stupid if they make bad choices or believe in the wrong guy, right?
Ned: No, no, no --
Kristina: Since when is it stupid to want adventure and romance in your life? To look into a man's eyes and believe him when he says that you're the only woman that ever mattered to him? That you've changed him in ways he never thought possible? You know what, Ned? You don't want to help Courtney, that's fine. You don't want to try and get your cousin to back off, that's fine, too. But don't blame me if Courtney ends up in an Italian jail for 12 days for assault.
Ned: What? I think I missed a page here.
Sonny: No one is bargaining with Michael.
Alexis: That's not my intention.
Carly: Oh, the hell it wasn't. You want me to turn my son over to a drunk? Just sit by and wait for him maybe to brain-damage Michael or even worse?
Alexis: Of course not, Carly. I am offering a case analysis. A.J.'s goal is to recover his child.
Carly: Well, Michael isn't A.J.'s.
Alexis: And to that end, he has acquired something that he thinks Sonny values more.
Sonny: I don't even want Michael any part of this discussion.
Alexis: I am in no way suggesting a trade. I am trying to get you both to take a dispassionate look here. You need to look at what your opponent wants. That way you can find his weakness.
Sonny: A.J. wants Michael. Nothing or no one is worth putting that kid in the hands of the man who killed his brother. Period. I got to go. I got to call Benny. We got to talk business.
Carly: So, what now, Counselor?
Alan: You gentlemen have been here for quite a while.
Man: Free country. I guess we'll wait if we want.
Alan: No, not in this hospital. I'm Dr. Quartermaine, the chief of staff, and if you have a reason for being here, I need to know.
Man: We're minding our own business.
Alan: That's not good enough. Either state your business or I call security.
Man: Let me help you with that.
Alan: You need to stay back, please. This body's contagious. It just came out of quarantine. Go on; please take the body to the morgue. Be careful.
Courtney: Oh, my God.
Luke: Don't go there, Nicky.
Nikolas: Well, Helena won't let it go.
Luke: Of course not, because it's your open wound. She loves to just poke a stick in there.
Nikolas: Well, you know, what if she sees something I don't? You know? I mean, what if I really am that sun in the riddle?
Luke: Nikolas, Nikolas, listen to me. We all make our own choices in life. So far you're not doing so bad.
Nikolas: I don't know about that -- thank you -- but I had this -- I had this dream.
Luke: Whoa! Sorry, I don't do dreams.
Nikolas: I dreamt that I was him.
Luke: That's no dream, that's a nightmare. You know, I dreamed once I was a two-headed centaur.
Nikolas: That's cute. I mean, seriously, okay, Stavros would break any rules, pay any price, you know?
Luke: Well, look, seriously, that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Nikolas: What do you mean by that?
Luke: It depends on why the rules are there and why you want to break them. Look, I -- my whole life is about pushing back barriers, breaking through limits. And when it comes to people you love, there are no rules. And don't ever buy what people say is right and wrong.
Luke: Yeah, no -- no, man, because there are no rules when it comes to your life. You make them. You make them, pal. Come on.
Helena: A rat?
Gia: I'm actually not afraid of them, okay?
Helena: Well. Then I must congratulate you on your brilliant performance. You're as gifted a liar as my darling Nikolas.
Gia: Nikolas was only trying to help me.
Helena: And he succeeded admirably. But how careless of you to run a red light. And how fortunate that my brilliant grandson used every Cassadine trait he possesses to save you. I'm so proud of him. I know you are, too. He's so like his father, despite his protestations.
Gia: Nikolas is not like his father.
Helena: Let's not argue. The point is that you are willing to do anything to help Nikolas now.
Gia: Cut to the chase, Helena.
Helena: I want you to bring me $500,000.
Gia: Well, that's a lot of traveling money. Where you going?
Helena: Oh. Aren't you amusing? And quick-witted, too. I'm beginning to understand why my grandson wants to spend the rest of his life with you. It's really very simple. You bring me the money tonight, and you two can have your happily-ever-after with my blessing.
Ned: Kristina --
Kristina: The guy was a lot older than me, all right, and he was wonderful. He was smart and funny and handsome, and he said everything that I wanted to hear.
Ned: And you were 20?
Kristina: Like Courtney. Look, I know how she's feeling. Is she stupid? Yeah. So was I. And I came from a wonderful family and a loving mother and loyal friends, and I still fell for some jerk. Lord knows the life that Courtney has had and the male role models her mother has brought into their house.
Ned: So you figure that A.J. looks pretty good to her?
Kristina: Like Prince Charming himself.
Ned: What a thought.
Kristina: Ned, look, all I'm asking is for you to help, not because you're the gatekeeper or you're trying to run anybody's life or whatever. I'm just asking you to help because you are a hell of a nice guy.
Kristina: What was that for?
Ned: Because you're a hell of a nice girl.
Carly: Why don't you go file that petition or subpoena or whatever the hell it is?
Alexis: The clerk will call me when it's ready.
Carly: Oh, okay. So what are you going to do now? Just hang around here and wait for Sonny to come downstairs so you can strategize some plan to give my son away?
Alexis: Carly, you should know by now that I would go to great lengths to keep A.J. from taking Michael away from you. I believe that the rights of the child are paramount and I believe that A.J. is an unfit parent.
Carly: Oh, do you believe that or you just hoping that Sonny might overhear you?
Alexis: You need to keep in mind that you started this in the first place by lying about Michaelís paternity.
Carly: And I would do it again.
Alexis: I know. That's what worries me, Carly. You cut A.J. out of Michaelís life, which leaves him no alternative other than to retaliate. Then A.J. gets Courtney involved and now Sonny.
Carly: Well, A.J.'s never going to win against Sonny.
Alexis: Carly, in this instance, there may be no winners at all, and it can't get much worse than that, now, can it?
Sarah: I thought you were leading Elizabeth on, Lucky, but I was way off base and I'm sorry.
Lucky: It's okay.
Sarah: I was wrong about you. And when I said I understood, I -- I didn't, really. Part of me just thought you were being selfish.
Sarah: Only looking out for yourself, what worked best for you, not stopping to consider Elizabethís feelings. I don't know, like it was some kind of power trip or something.
Lucky: No wonder you were ticked off.
Sarah: Lucky, when most guys fall out of love, they just walk away. I think it's great that you havenít.
Lucky: Elizabeth and I have been through it all, the best and the worst. You know, we used to believe that, way down deep, we were meant for each other. That sort of thing just can't disappear. You know, maybe there's -- there's no perfect answers. You know, maybe there's just no right answers. But I do know what I'm doing is right. And no matter what happens with Elizabeth, I'm always going to be in her life. And deep down I hope -- I hope that someday my love will be just as sure and strong and as deep as it always was.
Sarah: I do, too, Lucky. I do, too.
Lucky: Uh -- ahem -- I'm going to go check on Elizabeth, okay?
Sarah: Yeah. Tell her I'll be up in a minute, okay?
Lucky: Sure. Sure. Sarah, don't worry. Somehow or another, this is all going to work out the way it should.
Sarah: Well, if there's anything I can do to help --
Lucky: You are helping.
Sarah: No, I haven't been, but I'll tell Elizabeth that I'm the one that screwed up.
Lucky: No, it was me. Don't worry about that. It was just something Elizabeth and I have to work out.
Sarah: You have a right to be angry with me, too.
Lucky: No, I donít. You were helping your sister. I get that.
Lucky: I'm happy that we're friends.
Gia: This is for Nikolas.
Nikolas: What the hell are you doing?
Roy: You know, for what it's worth, there's still time to back out of this.
Luke: Wow, you're starting to sound like the voice of reason. I'd watch that. Thank you very much for responding to the call for a press conference. We thank you for being here.
Reporter: What is this all about?
Second reporter: Is Helena Cassadine involved?
Third reporter: Has she gone into surgery yet?
Mac: You said you had some news.
Luke: Yeah, yeah. Police Comm. Scorpio will be happy to answer all your questions about the escape of Helena Cassadine. Go ahead, pal. Just because you can't find her doesn't mean somebody canít.
Alexis: Obviously, this isn't going to get us anywhere.
Carly: So why don't you leave?
Alexis: Can we not make this about you and me? Can we just make it about Courtney and A.J.?
[Knock on door]
Alexis: Carly, don't touch it.
Carly: It's A.J.'s handwriting. Sonny?
Sonny: What happened?
Carly: It's from A.J.
A.J.: We made it.
A.J.: Where did we say we were going? Bora Bora?
A.J.: Wherever we want.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Nikolas: What do you want in the safe, Gia?
Gia: A lot of money.
Nikolas: Money for what?
Skye: You signed away control of the company. Why waste your time?
Jax: I still have an interest in you.
Carly: What does it say? Sonny?