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Edward: Don't underestimate me, especially when it comes to my family.
Roscoe: What is the name of the holding company Sonny uses?
Zander: Z.B.D., Dillinger, and Goreman Holdings.
Roscoe: There's plenty more where that came from.
Alexis: I know he would want you, I know he would love you, and I know that I need to tell him.
Ned: She's hiding something.
Kristina: Who isn't, Ned?
Roscoe: Thanks for the information. You'll be hearing from me again when we need more.
Zander: Well, it'll cost you.
Roscoe: Well, that's understood. You were right to turn your back on Sonny Corinthos. You can do much better.
Zander: Forget the sales pitch. It's wasted on me.
Roscoe: All I'm saying is that things are changing. Sonny's not the only game in town anymore. You make yourself useful to the right people, and it can be very profitable.
Zander: I'm always interested in money.
Roscoe: You always were, Zander. You'll be hearing from me soon.
Janine: Well, I just lost my appetite. What are you doing on that side of the counter?
Courtney: Mother, come on. I've waited tables at places that weren't half as nice as Kellyís.
Janine: You married A.J. Quartermaine so you could take the blue collar off. What are you doing with it back on?
Courtney: It's no big deal.
Janine: Well, I'll tell you what. I can't believe A.J.'s okay with this. I don't know where his pride is.
Courtney: Hey, he didn't want me to go back to work. I insisted.
Janine: Yeah, because you're completely broke. Now why isn't he out getting a job?
Courtney: He is trying, Mom, so would you stop running my husband down? Come on.
Janine: Sweetie, I just want what's best for you. You know that. I want my little girl living the good life.
Courtney: I have a good life.
Janine: You know what I mean.
Courtney: I'm happy, Mom, so just be happy for me, okay?
Janine: A.J. said he'd look out for you.
Courtney: He is. I've never felt so safe and cared for in my whole life. You know, A.J. -- he's totally unselfish. He always thinks about me before himself. You know, he really respects me, Mom.
Janine: Courtney, I know I encouraged you to care for him, all right? But I promise you, I did not know that he was an outcast in his own family.
Courtney: Yeah, well, we're not going back to the Quartermaine house, okay? So it doesn't matter.
Janine: Look, I'll tell you what matters -- that A.J. screws everything up. He is self-destructive. He can't get along with people, honey. He antagonizes everybody that he's -- oh, God, it's just getting worse and worse. All right -- now, I'm sorry. Just listen to me, please, please. Just cut -- cut your losses here, all right? Get away from A.J. before he drags you down with him.
Jax: Who are you trying to impress?
Ned: It's called working out.
Jax: Well, if you're not showing off, you must be upset, which would account for your bad form.
Ned: I don't know which one I'm more frustrated with.
Jax: Well, you know a lot of frustrating people, Ned. You'll have to be a little more specific.
Ned: You know what? It's so stupid I don't want to discuss it.
Jax: Try me.
Ned: Kristina has accused me of obsessing about Alexis while Alexis is clearly hurting because of Sonny. Am I supposed to just ignore what she's going through?
Jax: Well, Kristina clearly thinks so. Maybe she has a point.
Sonny: Is this about you?
Alexis: In a manner of speaking.
Sonny: You're sick? Did you go see the doctor?
Alexis: I've been to the doctor. I'm not sick.
Sonny: Well, I'm glad, because I don't want you to be sick.
Alexis: I need to speak to you. It's important, and it can't wait.
Sonny: Okay. What is it?
Carly: Sonny? Is someone there? Oh, Alexis, I'm sorry. Am I interrupting something?
Alexis: No -- you're not. Actually, this can wait.
Sonny: No, you said it couldn't wait.
Alexis: Oh, I was wrong. You know how I am about contracts and how I like to dot the Iís and cross the Tís, and I forget that boilerplate isn't nearly as compelling to other people.
Sonny: Okay, you know what? How about first thing tomorrow morning?
Alexis: Good. Good idea. Good idea -- if you're free.
Sonny: Yeah, I'll be free.
Alexis: Yeah, okay. Good night. Good night.
Sonny: You know what? I'm hungry.
Carly: Are you?
Sonny: I got some sea bass in the refrigerator unless you want to go to No Name. Whatever you want to do.
Carly: No, whatever you want to do. You choose.
Sonny: Okay, how about if I go take a shower, you get yourself dressed.
Sonny: Is that all right?
Alexis: Alexis Davis.
Carly: Hey, it's your neighbor.
Carly: We have a few loose ends that need to be tied up.
Man: What is this -- a hamburger or a piece of shoe leather?
Courtney: Oh, I'm sorry, Sir. I'll take it back and get you another.
Man: Forget it.
Courtney: Are you sure? Because it'll only take a minute.
Man: I don't want to take the time.
Courtney: Okay, well, how about a free piece of pie for dessert, huh? We've got apple, blueberry, key lime?
Man: Key lime.
Courtney: Okay, great. I'll bring it over when you're done.
Janine: I didn't want you to have to deal with guys like that ever again.
Courtney: No, you didn't want to have to deal with guys like that again.
Janine: Courtney, listen. A.J. -- he's a loser, honey. Please leave him and come with me. I've got a little bit of cash.
Courtney: Whoa, wait, wait, wait. Where did you get cash?
Janine: Well, it's not much. It's left over from my job. So --
Courtney: Oh, I thought you used all that up.
Janine: Okay, all right, it doesn't really matter where I got the money, okay? The point is I've got enough to get us out of town. We can go to New York. We can go back to Atlantic City. If you want, we can go out west and go to San Diego.
Courtney: I'm not going anywhere.
Janine: Well, you're not staying here with A.J. because he is a dead-end one-way street.
Courtney: Hey, Mom, what you don't seem to understand is that I don't care whether my husband is rich or poor.
Courtney: What matters is that we're in love.
Janine: I know you think I'm trite, but you can't live on love.
Courtney: Hey, I can. A.J.'s the only person who has always accepted me for exactly who I am. Mom, he listens to me and trusts me and believes in me, and I feel the same way about him. He's my husband. We made a commitment for life, and I'm not going to just desert him when things get a little rocky.
Janine: A little rocky, huh? A little rocky?
Courtney: A.J. and I are going to be fine, okay? We can get through anything because we love each other, and if you can't deal with that, well, then you should just leave me alone.
Jax: All right.
A.J.: Hey. Jax. I'm looking for Skye. Have you seen her?
Jax: No, what's the problem?
A.J.: Grandfather's putting the screws to me. Froze all my assets and kicked me and my wife out on the street.
Jax: You know, A.J., Skye tried everything to stop you from marrying Courtney. What makes you think she's going to help you now?
A.J.: Well, she thought I was using Courtney. Truth is, I'm committed to my marriage.
Ned: Save it, Junior.
A.J.: Look, she'll understand. We care about each other.
Jax: Yeah, well, you have a warped way of showing it -- lying, manipulating, cheating.
A.J.: You know, you may not like this, Jax, but Skye and I appreciate each other. She's the only Quartermaine that I do consider family. And if she thinks that I'm in real trouble, she'll help me.
Ned: Well, that would be a major undertaking with the quicksand you're in.
A.J.: You don't look too surprised, Ned. I take it you heard about Grandfather's latest blackmail, huh?
Ned: Well, I've heard bits and pieces.
A.J.: And you don't give a damn?
Ned: You pushed the old man too far. I'm not surprised he bit back.
A.J.: He's trying to strong-arm me into using my own wife.
Ned: Oh, so now you're, what, taking a stand for love? If Skye believes that, she's more naive than I thought.
Jax: Well --
A.J.: Maybe you can help.
Jax: I'm not interested.
A.J.: Look, it's just enough money to tide me over until I can straighten out this mess.
Jax: Hold on a second. You were going to go to Skye for money?
A.J.: Yeah, I was thinking about it. But you work out better. Come on, it's a drop in the bucket to you. Jax, I will pay you back every penny with interest.
Jax: You know, there's a possibility that I could accommodate you.
Jax: Provided you do something in return.
A.J.: What do you want, Jax?
Jax: Well, I happen to think that Skye and Courtney are better off without you, so I'll give you a loan if you remove yourself from their lives permanently.
A.J.: You mean, never see my wife or sister again?
Jax: Yeah, that'd be a pretty good definition of "permanent."
A.J.: You're insane. Forget it. No.
Jax: Well, I guess that means we don't have a deal.
A.J.: Hey, Jax, who do you think you are trying to run my life? Courtney is my wife. She loves me. I would devastate her if I walked out on her.
Jax: Ah, come on, A.J., you were planning to do that at some future point anyway, so what difference does it make? That was your plan all along, wasn't it? I mean, if you do it now, it would save Courtney a lot of heartache down the road.
A.J.: Hey, you know what, Jax? I love my wife.
Ned: Since when? We all know it was a scheme to marry Courtney.
A.J.: Yes, it was, yes. It was, Ned. I love Courtney. Along the way, I fell in love. She's amazing. Look, marrying her was -- was an incredible stroke of luck, and there is no way I'm going to blow it.
Jax: Is that why you lied to her over and over again? And is that why you -- you put some other poor girl's body in Carly's coffin to make us believe that Michaelís mother was dead?
Ned: See, Junior, that's where you pushed it one step too far.
Ned: Does Courtney know about the body switch? Or are you still looking for a way to spin it so it's not your fault?
A.J.: I'm not spinning anything.
Jax: Okay, you know what?
A.J.: I had --
Jax: The denial is beside the point here. I'm interested, you know, in Skye, okay? Now, trying to save you has only caused her misery, so here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to make this very simple for you. I will give you a sizable amount of cash if you remove yourself from their lives permanently. You start off someplace else and never contact them again.
Ned: I'd think about it, Junior. It might be the best offer you're going to get.
Man: Thank you.
Courtney: Thank you.
Elizabeth: Hey, you looking for apartments?
Courtney: Yeah. Well, there's not really much out there, but I -- I think all the good deals get jumped on right away.
Elizabeth: Well, you want to go check out a few?
Courtney: That would be great. It's just I --
Elizabeth: Go, go. I'll cover your shift.
Courtney: I feel kind of guilty, you know, it being my first night.
Elizabeth: Please, don't worry about it. I'll see you tomorrow.
Elizabeth: You're welcome.
Elizabeth: Hey, Zander.
Zander: Hey. I just wanted to say I'm sorry about how I got so ticked off earlier.
Elizabeth: Don't -- you already apologized.
Zander: So we're okay?
Elizabeth: Of course.
Zander: Prove it. Let me -- let me take you out to dinner.
Elizabeth: Why me?
Zander: Why not you?
Elizabeth: Because we're not exactly the best of friends?
Zander: Yeah, well -- it seems like all my other people that I've thought of that were real friends -- I was wrong.
Elizabeth: Oh. So I'm sort of the choice by default?
Zander: No. No, no. You've always been honest with me. I mean, even when you thought I was a total waste and a bad influence on Emily, you said exactly what you thought, and to me, that counts for a whole lot.
Elizabeth: I know what you mean.
Zander: So, what do you say we go out and have some fun?
Elizabeth: Well, where were you thinking of going?
Zander: Wherever you want.
Elizabeth: Okay, I guess we could go grab a bite at Jakeís and shoot some pool.
Zander: Well, I was thinking, maybe, something a little more upscale. Maybe dinner at a nice restaurant. We could go out dancing -- a real night out. Go celebrate.
Elizabeth: And what would we be celebrating?
Zander: Putting the past behind us and starting over.
Elizabeth: Zander, did something happen with you at work?
Zander: I'm not working for Sonny anymore, if that's what you're asking.
Elizabeth: You quit?
Zander: Well, let's just say it was -- it was mutual. From now on, nobody's running my life or playing me for a sucker. I'm going to do exactly what I want, whenever I want.
Elizabeth: Sounds good to me.
Zander: So, what do you say?
Elizabeth: Zander, I don't know. I mean, you just lost your job. I don't want you spending your money on me.
Zander: I got it covered.
Elizabeth: Where in the world did you get all that cash?
Zander: What does it matter?
Elizabeth: Well, you had to have done something for it, and I'm wondering what.
Alexis: What loose ends are you referring to, Carly?
Carly: I'm concerned about you, Alexis, but I've got a solution. You need to move into an apartment in another building.
Alexis: Excuse me?
Carly: It's Sonny. You see, you're in love with him, obviously, and you wanted to be in a long-term relationship.
Alexis: You haven't the slightest notion what I want.
Carly: Now you see Sonny and I, we are back together now, and he has absolutely no interest in you anymore.
Alexis: You have --
Carly: You're back to being the buttoned-up lawyer, and it's driving you crazy.
Alexis: You have quite an imagination, Carly.
Carly: I see your expression when we pass you in the lobby or just now when I walked downstairs. I'm a woman, Alexis. Sonny may not be picking up on the signals, but I am getting them loud and clear. It is over, and you're breaking your heart.
Alexis: No, but my blood pressure is rising.
Carly: Oh, okay, so you can't quite admit it. I see. It's your pride, I suppose.
Alexis: No, it's your chronic belief that other women are after your man. I'm sure the idea of competition is some sort of a turn-on to you or maybe you've read too many romance novels. In any case, I'm going to leave that to other people to unravel -- perhaps Bobbie, perhaps Sonny, perhaps a licensed therapist would be a good idea for you. But in any case, I don't have the time or the inclination to deal with you.
Carly: Ooh, a little bit defensive, aren't we?
Alexis: Actually, I'm fed up.
Carly: Oh, okay, Alexis, then why don't we just cut to the chase? You're no threat to me, so I don't know why you would stay around and face the rejection day after day. Just pack your bags and leave.
Alexis: Carly, I appreciate your concern, honestly I do, but why don't you go spin your fantasies someplace else.
Sonny: You still not dressed?
Carly: Well --
Sonny: Come on.
Carly: Just give me a minute. Give me a minute, okay?
Sonny: All right. You got it.
Carly: Yeah, you know what?
Carly: I want a rain check on what we started earlier.
Sonny: All right.
Carly: I'll be back.
[Knock on door]
Sonny: What's up?
Jason: I found Roscoe.
Jason: He's after information and he got someone to talk.
Sonny: You sure?
Jason: He's got the names of three of your holding companies.
Alexis: "First trimester is marked with daily bouts of exhaustion, usually in mid afternoon. This is nothing to be alarmed about. Causes for genuine concern are problems such as bleeding, abdominal pain, and that may signal miscarriage and vomiting." All right, that's more than I need to know, thank you very much. Oh -- oh, jeez, that's certainly more than I need to know. Where is the part about -- oh, oh, yeah, here. Okay, "mood swings. They're perfectly normal and in fact expected. If this is your first pregnancy, you will probably experience overwhelming periods of --" what is -- I lost my place. Oh, "as you wonder whether you can handle the demands of motherhood. You may feel panic at the thought that you will be losing control over your organized, structured life." There. You see? I'm normal. Yeah, right. "When you discuss your feelings with the father-to-be, he may be dealing with the same concerns." Well, obviously, they've never met your father, and they don't know that your father has never met you.
Alexis: Hey, I tried. You heard me. You were there. I tried, and then she showed up, and for the life of me, I will never understand his attraction to that vindictive, tantrum-throwing -- I'm sorry, but she's a harpy.
Alexis: And the truth is, is he is emotionally committed to that harpy, so we are just going to have to wrap our brains around that and just accept it. Okay, we're not going to let our blood pressure rise about this. We're going to take care of ourselves. We're going to stay calm. We're going to stay healthy. And we're going to stay focused. You and me. And I think that you should know right off the bat that your mother is no wimp, and I have no intention of letting that dreadful woman get in the way of what I believe is right. And I think it is right that you know your father, and I think it is right that he know you.
Alexis: He's going to present an outward impression, you know, of being cold and tough and unethical and amoral.
Alexis: But underneath, he is a good and he's a kind man. And he's going to love you and care about you, and he's going to be a positive influence in your life.
Alexis: And I'm going to tell him because it's just far too important not to.
Jason: Roscoe was specific about what he needed, and he had money to spend. He paid Zander $10,000 in cash right there on the spot.
Sonny: For a partial list of my holding companies?
Jason: He was fronting for someone. He just never said who.
Sonny: Which companies did Zander give up?
Jason: Z.B.D., Dillinger, and Goreman Holdings.
Sonny: Damn it!
Jason: Sonny, I'm sorry.
Sonny: No, it's my fault. I should have known better.
Jason: Well, you thought you could trust the guy.
Sonny: He's -- Zander's a loose cannon. He's unreliable. I let him get too close. I trusted him with my family. I had him keep an eye on Carly. He screwed that up, too.
Jason: Sonny, that's the way the kid is. He was always doing stupid things around Emily. She'd make excuses, I'd let it go. He almost ruined her life.
Sonny: Well, that's what I'm saying. I knew that. He acts before he thinks.
Jason: You have a right to expect some loyalty.
Sonny: That's exactly why I wanted him fired. I wanted to get rid of him before he knew too much, before he was in a position to become a problem. Now it's too late.
Jason: What do you want me to do?
Sonny: Nothing. I'll have Max take care of it.
Jason: Whoa, no, no, no, no, I -- I handle this.
Sonny: No, no, no, listen to me. Emily's your sister. She's in love with Zander. She would not want you involved.
Jason: Zander knows too much. He's a threat to you. It's my job to handle it.
Sonny: All right, listen. I don't want Zander ever discussing my business with anybody again.
Zander: Why are you assuming I did something wrong?
Elizabeth: Is that a payoff from Sonny?
Zander: I don't take Sonny's money anymore.
Elizabeth: Zander, if you did something dishonest, I don't want --
Zander: Hey, look, what do you care how I got the money?
Elizabeth: Well, because I don't want you spending illegal money on me.
Zander: I earned it, okay? You know, I was just thinking we'd go out and have dinner, have a nice time, but if you're going to make some huge deal out of it --
Elizabeth: Hey, you know what? You're walking around with what looks like thousands in cash. I ask you how you got it, and you jump down my throat. Zander, I don't -- I don't need this. I have enough trouble in my life as it is, so I will take a pass, thank you. You can find somebody else to spend your funny money on.
Zander: Fine. You know what? Just forget I asked.
Superintendent: This is it.
Courtney: Well, the ad said that there were three rooms -- a bedroom, living room, and kitchen.
Superintendent: That's the kitchen.
Courtney: You're overcharging. This place isn't worth more than 600 a month, max.
Superintendent: 750, take it or leave it. That's it.
Courtney: Is everything in working order -- plumbing, electricity?
Superintendent: Absolutely. Huh.
Courtney: 650. Come on, starting right now.
Superintendent: Okay. Don't expect any improvements -- paint, curtains, whatever. This apartment comes as is.
Courtney: No problem. I have a few ideas of my own.
A.J.: You want to pay me to leave my wife and never see my sister again? Jax, who do you think you are?
Jax: I don't know. You could call me a concerned citizen.
A.J.: You can take your money and concern and stuff them.
Ned: Pride's expensive, Junior.
A.J.: You know what? Go to hell, Ned. I love my wife and my sister.
Jax: Yeah. Yeah, that's why you made an offer to Sonny on your wedding night -- your wife in exchange for your son. Did you forget that?
Ned: Courtney married you because she was in love with you. She was willing to spend the rest of her life with you, and what were you going to do? You were going to turn around and crush her heart.
A.J.: I was a fool. I had no -- I didn't know what I had in Courtney.
Ned: And now you've, what, Junior, experienced a complete change of heart?
A.J.: You want proof? Look what's just happened. Grandfather's plan was for me to make Courtney so miserable that she'd want out of the marriage, go to Sonny for help, and then he would be forced to trade Michael for a divorce.
Jax: I did mention that Edwardís a twisted old bastard, didn't I?
Ned: But very good at getting what he wants.
A.J.: Not this time. I love Courtney way too much to hurt her, even if it means reclaiming my son, okay? That's why I turned down Grandfather's deal, and me and my wife walked out the door, and the next thing I know, he cut off all my money, froze all my assets, every penny.
Ned: Well, I'm awed at your nobility.
Jax: I'm not. See, he's counting on Skye to bail him out. That's not exactly courageous.
A.J.: You are making such a big mistake, Jax.
Jax: Yeah? How's that?
A.J.: You let Grandfather trash me. Skye's next and then you. And I can promise you I won't lift a finger to help.
Ned: You know what? I'd almost feel sorry for him if he wasn't such a weasel.
Jax: I grant you, defying Edward is certainly a new twist.
Ned: That's true, especially since his entire existence revolves around getting Grandfather's approval.
Jax: I guess he thinks that Courtney will be useful down the line. I guess he's got his own plan to get Michael back, and he thinks that that will work.
Ned: God only knows what Junior will do next. But you know what? Right now, I'm more concerned with my crisis.
Jax: Oh, that's right, yeah. So which is it, Kristina or Alexis?
Ned: Kristina. You know, I think you're right. I got to stay out of Alexis' business.
Jax: Yeah. Well, you know, you keep saying that, Ned, but why don't you actually try spending some time with Alexis to see if you're actually over her.
A.J.: Hey, Elizabeth.
A.J.: Is Courtney around?
Elizabeth: No. She just left you a message, though. She wants you to meet her at 1225 Bishop Street, Apartment 1C.
A.J.: Okay, did she say what this is about?
Elizabeth: No, but she was looking through the paper for apartment rentals. Maybe she found something.
A.J.: Thank you.
Ned: Spend time with Alexis to see if I still have feelings for her?
Jax: Yeah, that's right.
Ned: That's a terrible idea.
Jax: No, it's not.
Ned: Yes, it is.
Jax: It's a good idea.
Ned: It's completely pointless, not to mention a complete waste of time.
Jax: All right, all right, Ned, you know what? I'm your friend, okay? And friends are supposed to be honest with each other, so why don't you just, you know, take her out to dinner and see how things go.
Ned: Yeah, friends are also supposed to be loyal, which is a trait you might want to work on.
Jax: What are you talking about?
Ned: Well, as Kristina was working herself into a full-blown rant, she mentioned a remark that you made to her, and I quote -- "Ned sees you as Alexis without the baggage."
Jax: Oops. I did say that, didn't I?
Ned: Yeah. Yeah, you did. It's a good line.
Jax: It is a good line.
Ned: It's a memorable line.
Jax: It's a very memorable line.
Ned: It's now burrowed into her brain, and she's convinced it's true. Thank you very much.
Jax: Well, you know what? For that, I truly apologize.
Ned: Well, that's a start.
Jax: But, yeah, if Kristina remembered it so well, maybe there's a little bit of truth to it.
Ned: You know, why do I even ask your opinion?
Jax: Because I'm your friend, that's why.
Ned: I mean, your recent taste in women is shaky at best.
Jax: Okay, you know what? Lay off Skye.
Ned: All right, fine. I'll lay off her, and because I'm such a loyal friend, I'll keep my mouth shut. But I expect you to do the same about Kristina.
Jax: Okay, fine. I'm going to leave you to it. I got to go. I'll see you.
Alexis: All right, she's ensconced in his apartment, so I'm just going to go over there and I'm going to ask to speak to him in private. She's going to find out about this anyway. You know that, right? So she's going to be furious, but that's his problem, not ours. The truth is, is that it's not going to make any difference in how he feels about you because no one is more important to him than his family. He's a good man. We're going to tell him. Let's go.
Sonny: What about Roscoe?
Jason: He's already taken care of.
Sonny: That was fast.
Jason: Well, he had to be stopped before he passed on that information to whoever he's working for.
Sonny: How bad is it?
Jason: It's bad.
Sonny: Yeah, well --
Jason: Someone with a lot of money and a lot of resources is getting ready to make a move.
Sonny: Okay, you better make sure they don't get access to any more information.
Jason: I'll take care of that.
Sonny: He should have known better. When you work for me, you do not sell out. Even if the job's done, in this business, betrayal's a matter of life and death. Go -- make the problem go away.
Courtney: Hey. Welcome home.
A.J.: This is temporary, okay? In fact, I have a meeting with my attorney to find out what our options are.
Courtney: A.J. --
A.J.: No, no, no, no, Grandfather -- he can't freeze all my assets, okay? There's got to be some sort of loophole.
Courtney: Would you just come in?
A.J.: You know what? I will not let you live in a -- dive.
A.J.: You did all this?
Courtney: Do you like it?
A.J.: How did you know how to do this?
Courtney: Well, my mom used to move us around a lot.
Courtney: You know, motels, one-room studios, trailer parks, so she figured that it was more important to spend her money on, you know, things that showed, like clothes and the car we couldn't afford. Image was everything to my mom. Anyway, I -- I was more of a homebody, so I would find scraps of fabric and put flowers in coffee cans and buy stuff at garage sales just to make our place look like more like a home. What?
A.J.: You're amazing. I am in love with an amazing woman.
Courtney: Are you sure this is okay with you?
A.J.: Are you kidding? If we can't live in a river-view penthouse, this'll be just fine.
Courtney: Hey, we can make it anywhere together, as long you're with me.
Edward: Oh, Jax. Come in.
Jax: Where's Skye's desk?
Edward: Well, it's been removed from my office - permanently.
Jax: Skye know about this?
Edward: No, not yet. And, I must confess, I am -- I am savoring the anticipation. You see, Skye dismissed me as a paper tiger, and I have a real surprise in store for her.
Jax: Well, this is unacceptable.
Edward: Aw. I'm sorry you feel that way.
Jax: Hurting Skye is something I take personally. So if you think you can get away with this treachery, Edward, you've greatly underestimated me.
Ned: Hey, Tony.
Tony: Ned. What can I do for you?
Ned: Well, actually, I was looking for Kristina Cassadine. She's volunteering here.
Tony: Oh. Well, she was here a few minutes ago. I'll see if I can catch her.
Ned: Oh, good. Thanks.
Doctor: Weren't you the man who brought Alexis Davis into the hospital?
Ned: Yes, yes.
Doctor: Then you're aware of her condition.
Ned: Yes, I am.
Alexis: I always knew who he was. I always knew what he was capable of. I just chose to look the other way. Your father is a criminal by choice, by profession. And he isn't going to change. And to tell him about you puts you in danger, and I won't do that. So sorry, little one. But I can't tell him.
Carly: All right, I have decided on No Name because I haven't had their lasagna in forever and I cannot wait another day. Hey, what is it? Hmm? You still upset about Alexis? Because if that's the case, you should just forget it. Obviously, whatever she had to say, it wasn't that important. She just came over so she could hang on you as always, Sonny.
Sonny: Carly, Carly, Carly, it's not --
Carly: What -- is it some business thing? Some -- some business matter that you share with Benny and the guys and not me -- okay. You know what? I've been down that road before and I'm not going to pry, but you know what? I'm just going to say one thing to you. There is really absolutely --
Sonny: You know what? Wait, Carly --
Sonny: Can you leave it alone?
Carly: Come here.
Carly: How about I just hold you?
Jason: Sonny sent me.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Jax: You don't have the authority to take over this company.
Carly: You're that one-night stand that just refuses to go away.
Jason: You sold Sonny out to Roscoe. It can't happen again.
Zander: Come on, man. Big man, what are you going to do, huh? Sonny's enforcer?