>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Jax: Closing down Carly's club would be a mistake.
Skye: I truly believe Carly would thank you.
Sonny: You coming to the funeral?
Alexis: I don't think so.
Bobbie: I need you, Luke.
Luke: I'm here. I'm holding on to you, and I will not let you go.
Sonny: You said you wanted Michael safe from A.J., and he will be. I love you.
Gia: If Mom sent you here to take me to Carly's funeral --
Taggert: She didn't.
Gia: Then you can forget it. Are you going?
Taggert: No. And neither are you.
Gia: Excuse me?
Taggert: You have someplace else to be, Gia.
Gia: If not for Carly, I wouldn't be the face of deception. She believed in me when no one else would --
Taggert: Pack your things.
Gia: I am going to the funeral. Whatever you want, it can wait.
Taggert: I am taking you to Brooklyn, Gia.
Taggert: You're going to pick up the life you threw away. Now let's go. Pack your things.
Gia: You're not taking me anywhere.
Taggert: Now, Gia.
Gia: No possible way!
Lucky: How's Bobbie doing?
Laura: I don't think it's sunk in yet. And I'm a little worried about when it actually does. Hi.
Lucky: What are you doing here?
Laura: Lucky --
Lucky: This isn't any of your business. This has to do with family. It doesn't concern him.
Laura: Lucky, stop it. Of course it concerns him. I can't deal with a fight today.
Nikolas: If it upsets you, I'll just -- I'll leave, okay?
Laura: No, no. Of course not.
Roy: Excuse me. We're trying to figure something out in here. You want to join us for a second?
Nikolas: How you doing?
Lucky: Why don't you leave?
Nikolas: After you.
Bobbie: All of this, it's -- it's wrong.
Felicia: Well, that's what the funeral is for -- to help us begin to let go.
Bobbie: "Let go"? Let go of what? Carly? Look, I know that all of you think I'm crazy. But I know that my daughter isn't dead. And I don't know who that woman is in that casket at the Queen of Angels, but I know that that is not my daughter!
Luke: Barbara Jean, the D.N.A. matched.
Bobbie: I don't care. You can show me a million D.N.A. results. You can drag as many bodies as you want out of that lake. My daughter is not dead. I am not going to sit through a ceremony that says she is.
Felicia: You're not going to the funeral?
Bobbie: Why would I want to? Why would I want to sit through a service that tells me Carly's dead when I know she's out there? I know she's alive somewhere. That makes this funeral a fraud.
A.J.: I don't mean to interrupt. I know that you need some time alone with Carly. I just wanted to pay my respects before the others get here. That's all.
Sonny: You have one minute.
A.J.: Thank you.
A.J.: Carly, I want to apologize for everything. The world is different. Life here will never be the same now that you're gone, now that you can't be here to be such a -- wonderful mother to my son.
A.J.: Michael's life has changed now that you're gone. It'll be tough on him, no question. He's lost a lot. But I promise I won't let our little boy down. I'll be there for him when he needs me, and he will. Don't worry. Our son will be just fine.
Sonny: You finished? Stay away from Michael.
A.J.: Yeah, I will. I have no choice -- there's a restraining order.
Sonny: Your minute's up.
A.J.: You may have a court order, a brilliant attorney, goons, adoption papers. But things change.
Sonny: Do you understand gratitude?
A.J.: You expect me to be grateful to you?
Sonny: It works like this -- you wake up in the morning, you're glad to be alive. You go to sleep at night, grateful for the day, nothing bad happened. No slips off the pier, your car is running just fine.
A.J.: You threatening me?
Jax: Think it might be time for you to leave, A.J.
Felicia: Who's going to go up there?
Roy: Why? Does Bobbie really have to go to the funeral?
Felicia: Well, she needs some closure, a way of letting go. Oh, maybe I'll go knock on her door.
Luke: Uh, looks like the only thing we can do for Barbara is just give her room. I mean, we sure can't tell her how to feel and when to feel it, so if she wants to go to the funeral, she'll go. If she doesn't, she won’t. It's not our call. It's hers.
Laura: Luke's right. It should be Bobbie’s decision.
Felicia: She had every right to hold on to hope before, but I think will all the proof, I think she's in denial and it's unhealthy.
Luke: Felicia, Barbara Jean can be in denial as long as she wants to. This is her grief, not ours.
Roy: So we can just go to the funeral without her.
Luke: Well, I'm thinking maybe I won't go, either.
Lucky: Well, why do we have to make decisions right now? Can we all just take five minutes, maybe have a cookie or something?
Luke: I'll have a cookie.
Roy: Yeah, me, too.
Nikolas: You know, I feel uncomfortable being here. I don't even know what to say to any of these people.
Laura: Oh. Well, I'm glad to see you just the same.
Nikolas: Thank you. If there's anything I can do, you know, for Bobbie, please let me know, okay?
Laura: Are you going to the service?
Nikolas: You think that's a good idea?
Laura: Well, I think it would probably mean a lot to Bobbie -- I mean, I guess if she decides to go herself.
Nikolas: Then Gia and I will definitely be there.
Laura: Thank you.
Nikolas: I -- I got to go. Love you.
Laura: I love you, too, honey. Nikolas, try to have some patience with your brother.
Nikolas: I am, believe me. I'll see you.
Gia: You don't control my life, Marcus.
Taggert: I'm still your big brother.
Gia: So, what, you think that entitles you to just drag me out of here by my braids? Why don't you just throw me over your shoulder?
Taggert: You know what? That's not a bad idea, Gia.
Gia: What is this about?
Taggert: Just pack your things.
Gia: Hey, this is your sister here, okay? I'm not some criminal you can just push around. What is going on?
Taggert: I have proof that you helped Helena Cassadine escape, okay?
Gia: Haven't we done all this?
Taggert: Yeah, and you lied about it all this time, Gia.
Gia: Helena is in jail. The Cassadines are not the bad guys anymore, especially now that Nikolas is in charge.
Taggert: I wouldn't be so sure about that.
Gia: Look, you hate Nikolas, all right? I get that. You're upset about the way I'm living my life -- I get that, too, but isn't this a little much?
Taggert: I have proof, Gia, evidence that would convict you in any court in America.
Gia: Whatever evidence you think you have, the case is closed.
Taggert: Okay, Gia. Here's my choices -- I can either honor my commitment as a policeman and turn you in or I can honor my family and do everything I can to keep you out of prison.
Gia: Well, I'd say door number two.
Taggert: You put me in this position and now you're going to joke about it?
Gia: God, I didn't do anything wrong! Why do you have to take everything so seriously?
Taggert: Gia, Gia, Gia, I love you, okay? I care what happens to you.
Gia: Well, that doesn't mean you get to just drag me away from my life.
Taggert: Listen, I tried to get you away from these people for months. I tried to keep you away from the Cassadines and now I got this evidence, Gia.
Gia: And that's how desperate you are? You've dreamed up some evidence as an excuse to get me to leave Nikolas. You really hate him that much?
Taggert: You are still bright. You had a scholarship to Columbia, pre-law. Do you know how proud I was of you?
Gia: Did Mom put you up to this?
Taggert: This has nothing to do with Mom, Gia! This has got to do with you getting mixed up with the Cassadines.
Gia: Well, according to you and Mom, I was throwing my life away and wasting my God-given potential way before I laid eyes on Nikolas.
Taggert: Stop it, Gia! All right? Just stop deflecting and listen to what I'm saying! Listen to me! I am scared for you. Do you get that? I mean, how many times do you think you can keep breaking the law, keep twisting the evidence? Don't you understand? When it's all said and done, Nikolas is just going to leave you hanging.
Gia: Nikolas loves me. He would do anything for me.
Taggert: Oh, Gia. I can prove otherwise. You still have a chance, baby. You can walk away from this. You can have a real life.
Gia: It's never going to happen.
Taggert: Go back to New York. Go back to Columbia. Forget about Port Charles. Don't look back, okay?
Gia: Why would I do any of that?
Taggert: Because if you do that, Gia, the evidence I have against you will disappear just like that. It's up to you.
Elizabeth: So, are we leaving Bobbie here?
Laura: I think that's up to Bobbie.
Felicia: Well, we can't abandon her.
Roy: Yeah, but what are the options? I mean, even if we could, I don't think we should try to talk her into going.
Laura: You're right. But someone from the family has to be at the funeral, so I guess that'll be me.
Lucky: Well, I'll go with you.
Laura: Thanks, honey.
Luke: I'll stay here and find out what Bobbie wants to do and then I'll meet you.
Laura: Okay. All right.
Luke: Bye, sweetie.
Luke: See you there.
Lucky: All right.
Bobbie: They all left?
Luke: Every last one of them.
Luke: Whoever's in that coffin is going to get a great sendoff today.
Bobbie: So what do you think I should do? You think I should go to the service or do you think I should stay here?
Luke: It's really not up to me. I don't -- I don't really care. But whatever you decide to do, I'm with you.
Bobbie: Thank you.
Luke: I love you.
Bobbie: I love you, too. Well, then -- let's go.
Luke: After you, little sister.
A.J.: Nice to see you, Skye.
Jax: Look, I'm sure you understand, A.J., but this really isn't the place for you.
A.J.: Jax, you heard Sonny threaten me. Maybe you heard, too.
Skye: I'm not sure what I heard.
Jax: I heard you say good-bye to Sonny.
A.J.: No, you didn't.
Jax: And apologizing for showing up at a place where you don't belong.
Skye: A.J., you should go.
A.J.: Why? Why did I expect any different from you? You've let everyone else in the family down. Why not me? You of all people -- you know what it's like to grow up away from your real father, what it costs. Yet you can't be bothered to try and save my son. I will get my son back. Pleasure to see you.
Skye: I'm very sorry for your loss. Look, A.J. was out of line. I mean, God knows what he'll pull to get Michael back. But he is my brother and I don't want to see him getting hurt.
Sonny: Anything else?
Skye: If A.J. is a problem, will you at least call me? Maybe give me a chance at least to try and work it out?
Sonny: Do you have anything to say to Carly?
Skye: I'll go make sure A.J.'s gone.
Jax: She was an amazing woman.
Sonny: Looks like the candy boy liked you a little bit, huh? Everybody did, Carly. You'll be surprised who shows up today.
Alexis: Are you all right?
Sonny: I thought you weren't coming.
Alexis: I thought better of it.
Sonny: I know it's not easy.
Alexis: I would do anything to bring her back.
Sonny: So would I.
Priest: The people are starting to arrive, Mr. Corinthos. We're going to have to start the service in a few minutes.
Sonny: All right.
Edward: Keep us away from those thugs.
Monica: Stop it.
Alan: Just sit down and be quiet.
Edward: I just --
Alan: Be quiet.
A.J.: Hey. Sweetie, what's up?
A.J.: How are you?
Courtney: Are you all right?
A.J.: Absolutely. Listen, how about Paris for breakfast in the morning?
A.J.: Yeah, yeah. You know, we could take the company jet -- better yet, the Concorde. We'll watch the sunrise over the Eiffel Tower. You will look beautiful in that light. Come on, let's go!
Courtney: Hey. Do you really believe that you can fool me that easy?
A.J.: I can try.
Courtney: Paris is the last place that you want to be right now.
A.J.: You're right. You're always right. Courtney, I made a mistake, a big mistake. I admit it. I just -- I wanted to say goodbye.
Courtney: Don't tell me you went to the church.
A.J.: I had to.
Courtney: Oh, God. But you -- you didn't even like Carly.
A.J.: Carly is the mother of my son. There will always be a bond.
Courtney: You went to that church to upset my brother.
A.J.: I really wish you didn't see it that way. Courtney, Carly and I -- we shared a life once. I just -- I needed a couple of minutes alone.
Courtney: A.J., you have to back off.
A.J.: Well, I wish I could, but backing off is not an option, not at this point.
Courtney: But you said that you would.
A.J.: Yeah, well, things are different. Okay? I've made a decision and it affects you. And I really hope you support me on it.
Courtney: A decision about what?
Priest: We are gathered here today to celebrate the life of Caroline Corinthos. She was taken from us suddenly and with no warning. Carly was a dedicated mother, a devoted daughter, a successful businesswoman, and a loyal friend. Carly's life may seem tragic, but her life -- that's why we're all here. The family has requested at this time to take a moment to share some remembrances of Carly -- if anyone would like to come forward.
Jax: I didn't care much for Carly at first. She -- she could be ruthless, even cruel at times, but she always had her reasons. Now, those reasons might not have made sense to us at the time, but they sustained Carly. They gave her courage to keep trying. And I think Club 101 is an example of that. It speaks for itself. It was Carly's declaration of independence. It was a dream of hers that she made come true on her own. That's how I want to remember Carly Corinthos -- ambitious, driven, a woman who loved fiercely, a woman not to be taken lightly. Now, she wasn't perfect, but she made a life for herself out of almost nothing. I'm glad that she was a part of mine.
Gia: Look, I know you love me and I know that you don't like how my life is going. But how could you possibly have evidence of something that I didn't even do?
Taggert: Do you understand what I'm offering to do for you here, Gia?
Gia: You're just trying to scare me.
Taggert: Look me in the eyes. You tell me I'm wrong.
Gia: You'd do anything to get me away from the Cassadines, won't you?
Taggert: You can't do it, can you?
Gia: God, you're acting like Nikolas is Rasputin or something with mysterious power over me.
Taggert: No, he's just some spoiled little rich boy who doesn't have your best interests at heart.
Gia: If you really knew Nikolas, you would never say that.
Taggert: What do you think Nikolas is going to do when he finds out I got evidence you helped Helena?
Gia: Well, he wouldn't turn me in, that's for sure, because he knows I didn't do anything wrong!
Taggert: No. He's going to tell you not to say anything, to keep quiet, to stonewall. He's going to tell you, "Your brother will never send you to prison."
Gia: This whole thing is ridiculous, Marcus.
Taggert: Okay, here's the deal -- you got 48 hours to make the right decision.
Gia: Meaning leave Nikolas.
Taggert: Yeah. Go back to college; get started on your life, all right? If you make that decision, all the evidence I have against you will disappear. If you decide to stay, I'll have no choice.
Nikolas: Choice about what?
Taggert: Life is about choices, even for the Cassadines. You make a good one --
Nikolas: What are you doing here, Taggert?
Taggert: Good things follow. You make a bad one, you pay the price. Or maybe that's just a little too simple for a prince. But it works for me.
Nikolas: I -- ahem. I called to see if you were on your way. Mrs. Lansbury said your brother was here. What'd he want?
Gia: I'm so scared.
Nikolas: What happened, Gia? Hmm?
Gia: I think Helena sent a tape to my brother.
Nikolas: No. No. She wouldn't do that.
Gia: Marcus swears he can prove that I helped Helena escape.
A.J.: I've made a lot of mistakes -- with Michael, Carly, my family.
Courtney: I know.
A.J.: You love me anyway.
A.J.: You have no idea what that means to me. Before I met you, I was trying. I was, but you make me better. And for the first time, I can actually see a future for myself, for us.
Courtney: What is this about, A.J.?
A.J.: When I saw the casket, it hit me, you know? Carly -- she lived every day like it was her last. I mean, we had our share of problems, but I got to give her that. She wanted what she wanted and she wasn't afraid to go after it. And all of a sudden, it's over -- in an instant.
Courtney: That's terrible.
A.J.: Yes, but she lived her life -- albeit a mess, unpredictable, hurt a lot of people. But she got what she wanted. So why shouldn't I?
Courtney: What do you want, A.J.?
A.J.: To raise my son. That's all I've ever wanted -- to raise my son. I wanted that when I was drinking, when my life was a mess, and I want that now. My son deserves a better life than Sonny can give him. He also deserves to grow up knowing his real father.
Courtney: Sonny Michael’s father legally.
A.J.: On paper. He's got my blood running through his veins. He's a Quartermaine and he belongs in this house with me, with us. And now that his mother is gone, he's going to need me even more.
Courtney: Michael doesn't know you,
A.J.: Don't you want to change that? Courtney, you were abandoned. Okay? You know how much that hurts, how much it costs. So why am I such a bad guy because I want to save my son from that pain?
Courtney: It isn't quite the same.
A.J.: Why? Why? All I want to do is give my son what I never had -- that's all. Will you help me? Will you help me raise my son if I'm even lucky enough to get him here?
Zander: Carly was a true friend if she liked you. She wasn't afraid to tell you what she needed. She loved her family. She loved her little boy. Carly wasn't afraid to say what was on her mind. She made some mistakes, but she kept on trying. Most of all, Carly was brave. She never backed away from anything.
Priest: Anyone else?
Luke: Carly was my niece, but we didn't like each other much. That's probably because we were a lot alike. Carly did some real damage with malice aforethought. She ripped more than one life apart because she fought to win and she fought hard. But she also loved. She loved the people in her life that she felt were important to her. And she was loved in return, especially by her mother, who today faces the heartbreak of letting her go and living on with just her memory.
Nikolas: Listen, I know exactly what we have to do.
Gia: Don't you get this? If I don't pack my bags and move back to Brooklyn in 48 hours, Marcus is going to turn me in.
Nikolas: That's a big step, Gia -- sending your own sister to jail?
Gia: You don't know my brother.
Nikolas: Do not let him intimidate you, all right? All we have to do is wait. Don't say anything to anyone; don't do anything that makes you look guilty.
Gia: He means it, Nikolas.
Nikolas: He's not going to send you to jail. You are family. Trust me -- it's not going to happen.
Gia: I'm not so sure about that.
Nikolas: There is no problem here. Like I said, do nothing, be quiet. All right? Now, look, we're late for the funeral. I will meet you down at the car.
Taggert's voice: Nikolas will tell you to say nothing, keep quiet, stonewall. He's going to tell you there's no way your brother will send you to prison. Here's the deal, Gia -- you have 48 hours to make the right decision. The evidence I have against you will disappear. If you decide to stay, I will have no choice.
A.J.: I know that wasn't part of the plan. You didn't sign on to raise a child.
Courtney: I knew you had a son.
A.J.: I promise, you'll have all the help you need -- servants, staff, hopefully Leticia. Courtney, I was brought up by servants and boarding schools and I want better than that for my son. I want to spend time with him. I want to be a real part of his life. But if -- if that means losing you, then no.
Courtney: I would never stand in between you and your son.
A.J.: Thank you.
Bobbie: I want to thank all of you for being here today. I missed Carly's childhood. The day she was born, I gave her up. And I never expected to see her again. And then all of a sudden, years later, one day there she was. That was Carly. You know, when -- when Carly makes up her mind to do something --
Bobbie: Oh --
Sonny: Come on, it's all right. It's all right.
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Courtney: I've been thinking about our conversation -- when you said that you wanted me to be a mother to Michael. I'm not sure that I can do that.
Carly: What is everybody --
Sonny: Wait, wait. Whoa, Carly, wait--