>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Sarah: You don't have anything to say about who Elizabeth is with anymore.
Jason: You know who I am and what I do. If you can't accept that, I understand.
Elizabeth: I want you in my life.
Luke: Where is Helena?
Helena's cousin: I don't know.
Alexis: You know that I'm pregnant.
Kristina: I have called everywhere. I can't find her.
Carly: Jason, this is an amazing change. He wants another child.
Lucky: So you fell on the pier.
Zander: That's right.
Lucky: Do you expect anybody to believe that?
Zander: It's what happened.
Lucky: How come you dragged Elizabeth into this, Zander?
Zander: I didn't.
Lucky: I want you to stay away from her.
Zander: Are you trying to protect Elizabeth now?
Lucky: That's right.
Zander: Maybe you can clear something up for me, then, Lucky. Who wrecked Elizabeth’s life, me or you?
Elizabeth: Is that the best you can do? I can't go see Zander because his paperwork isn't finished yet? You know, my interest in Zander has nothing to do with you and even less to do with Lucky.
Laura: Bobbie? Bobbie, it's Laura. Are you there? Bobbie, please pick up. Okay. I've got a great lead on my engagement ring and I'll call you as soon as I have more details. I've talked to my mom and to Lulu. They both know that I'm leaving town, but they don't have all the details, so if you run into them, please keep that in mind. And tell Elton to try to stay calm, okay? Keep a good thought for me. Love you. Bye.
Luke: See, all I'm asking is to come inside and take a little look around. Didn't you get the memo? The -- the memo? There was a memo sent. I have permission from the high muckamucks. Okay, look, I don't have permission. I don't even know any muckamucks. But, see, I'm a reporter and this is my job. I'm doing a story about old school convents like this. They're very rare. They're almost obsolete. It's going to be a great story. All I need is to take a few photographs of the architecture, maybe get a quote or two. Are you all right? Look like rain? Cross your heart? Oh. Oh, I -- oh, I get it. You've taken a vow of silence. Oh, okay. Oh, everybody here has taken a vow. Just -- oh, just the nuns. Just the nuns have taken the vow of silence. Well -- well, then, it's fine because I won't be able to misquote anybody, will I? Look, all I need to do is take a little look around. Just -- just let me have a little look. What's the problem if nobody's going to speak to me anyway?
Luke: Oh, sister. Sister? Oh, brother.
Luke: Father? Padre? May I speak to you a moment?
Alexis: So you know?
Alexis: How long have you known?
Ned: Not very.
Alexis: How'd you figure it out?
Ned: It was outside Zander's room when your purse spilled.
Alexis: Prenatal vitamins.
Alexis: Yeah. See, I --
Ned: The nurse picked it up, and I slipped them back in your purse.
Alexis: I was afraid you'd see those.
Ned: I can see why.
Alexis: I'm actually kind of relieved now.
Ned: I haven't told anybody, and I won’t.
Alexis: Thank you.
Ned: Sonny's baby, right?
Sonny: Okay, so what about Alexis? Did you check the docks? All right, just find out if she left town. Anything?
Jason: We found her car broken down.
Sonny: Was there a wreck?
Jason: No, no, no. It just overheated. It's out by Brenda’s old cottage on Birchtree Lane. I'll go check it out.
Sonny: No, no, no, I'll go.
Jason: What's up?
Sonny: Alexis and I got close, you know? Maybe too close, but you already knew that.
Sonny: Something's bothering her and she won't let me in close enough to help. I got to go check it out.
Jason: Yeah, yeah, go.
Sonny: I won't be long. Carly's on her way for dinner. Can you stay till she gets back?
Sonny: All right.
Sonny: Whoa. How you doing?
Carly: Hey, hey -- you're not ducking out on me, are you?
Sonny: No, no, I just -- the way you look in that dress, never happen. But I got some business I got to take care of.
Carly: Well, is it going to take you all night?
Sonny: No, no. I'll be back in time for dinner.
Carly: Okay. I'll be waiting.
Sonny: All right. Don't -- don't go anywhere, okay?
Carly: I won’t. No. Don't worry.
Sonny: All right.
Jason: You saw Sonny?
Carly: Yeah. He'll be right back, so you can leave.
Jason: Oh, is that right?
Carly: Yeah. I've got some big plans for tonight.
Luke: I'm a scotch man myself, but booze is hooch.
Priest: I find your attitude refreshing.
Luke: Very nice port. Do you drink this often?
Priest: From time to time.
Luke: Must get pretty quiet around here, what with the nuns taking that vow of silence and all.
Priest: Well, we can't hear the voice of God when we're chattering away.
Luke: Hmm. And you believe that?
Luke: So God says, "Sit down and shut up so you can hear me."
Priest: That isn't quite what I meant.
Luke: But it must be nice, really, when you think about it, with all the women around, that they're not chattering, talking your ear off.
Priest: Nobody except the Mother Superior.
Luke: Huh. She didn't take the vow of silence?
Priest: She's exempt for the moment. We're all praying that will change.
Luke: Well -- here's hoping.
Luke: Now --
Priest: I've never heard of your magazine.
Luke: Well, I'm quite surprised. I suppose you don't get around the net much.
Priest: Oh, the Sisters have a fine basketball team.
Luke: I meant the internet. They play basketball?
Priest: Oh, quite well. An internet magazine?
Luke: Yes, yes. The magazine's called "Cyber Salvation" magazine. I'm surprised if you haven't heard of it. We're very big in the papal circles.
Priest: Which probably explains why I haven't.
Luke: Well, picture this if you will, Father. An ancient order of nuns meets the World Wide Web. What I'd like to do, if you don't mind, is hang out a bit, observe, perhaps take a few photographs. And I think it would be terrific if I could attend one of those basketball games. They must be awfully strange, what with the nuns in gym shorts and the vow of silence and all.
Priest: Oh, no, see, the other teams cheer. Our team concentrates. Our team wins.
Luke: Ah. What kind of gal shows up here?
Priest: Oh, all kinds.
Luke: But, I mean, what kind of person wants to live a life of silence and chastity?
Priest: Well, that's up to God.
Luke: I see. Are they old? Young? Sort of a midlife crisis kind of thing or --
Priest: All ages, but, yes, at times.
Luke: Uh-huh. Well, what do they have in common, all of these nuns?
Luke: Secrets? Ah, the good Sisters have secrets. And occasionally a great hook shot and spectacular dribbling.
Priest: That's right.
Luke: Well, now we're getting somewhere.
Carly: You don't have to stick around.
Jason: Hmm. Sonny told me to stay.
Carly: You think he's worried about me?
Jason: It's nothing new.
Carly: You know what? Sonny and I, we have a real chance this time as long as I don't ruin things. You're supposed to say that I won’t.
Jason: You're going to do whatever you want like always.
Carly: Yeah, but you know what? What I want this time makes sense because I want Sonny so bad that I cannot stand it. You know he's going to ask me to marry him.
Jason: Since when?
Carly: What, you think he won't?
Jason: Why do you think he will?
Carly: Because I can feel it in my bones.
Jason: No, you can’t.
Carly: Okay, then I'll do better. I can feel it right in here. I went to see Dr. Meadows, as you know, and she told me a woman knows when it's right. So you know what, Jason? I went home, I checked my calendar, and tonight is the night because I am ovulating.
Jason: Okay, hold on. That's -- that's a little too much information.
Carly: Well, all right, but it's great.
Alexis: You don't have to get involved in this.
Ned: It's too late for that.
Alexis: It's obviously Sonny's baby. Me of all people.
Ned: We all have our moments.
Alexis: You don't have to be so understanding. What was I thinking? Oh.
Ned: Well, Sonny doesn't usually bring out the best in women.
Alexis: It takes two.
Ned: So what's next?
Alexis: I don't know.
Alexis: Is it still raining?
Ned: I think so. Are you okay?
Alexis: I'm actually getting warm now.
Alexis: Did you hear that?
Ned: No. No, but I'll check.
Ned: I don't see anything.
Alexis: Are you sure?
Ned: No. It's probably just the rain or a branch falling or something.
Alexis: I'm sure you're right.
Ned: Have you told Sonny you're pregnant?
Alexis: No, I haven't, and Sonny is never going to know that this baby is his.
Elizabeth: Why won't you just admit you're checking up on me?
Lucky: No. I still care about you.
Elizabeth: Don't do me any favors, okay?
Lucky: Yeah, I think I probably should just remind you what happened to Zander's last girlfriend.
Elizabeth: Oh, now I'm Zander's girlfriend because I dragged him off the docks when he needed help.
Lucky: It's a bad idea, that's all.
Elizabeth: Wait, wait, I get it -- I don't exist unless I'm somebody else's girlfriend. That's what you really mean to say, isn't it?
Lucky: Whoa! Hey, wait a minute. Where did that come from? All I'm trying to do is help.
Elizabeth: Like we tried to help Emily when she needed us? You know what? She might've never got on that bus with him had we been better friends to her. She was in serious trouble. I knew it, but did I try to stop her? No. That's right, because I was trying to make you love me again.
Lucky: Oh, so you're helping Zander because of Emily.
Elizabeth: What difference does it make?
Lucky: Because I have a feeling this is really about us.
Elizabeth: "Us"? Oh, no, no. You mean you and Sarah.
Zander: Hey, leave her alone.
Lucky: What's the plan? You going to put a gun in her side? You going to steal a car?
Elizabeth: You just don't get this, do you?
Lucky: The guy's bad news.
Elizabeth: And you aren't?
Lucky: Oh, come on, Elizabeth.
Zander: Get out.
Lucky: Don't do this.
Elizabeth: Don't do what? And if you even use the word "reckless," I swear I'll scream.
Lucky: You're upset.
Zander: Hey, I said get out.
Elizabeth: You know what? I can handle this on my own, okay?
Zander: Well, you shouldn't have to.
Sarah: Dr. Jones says you're free to go.
Zander: Oh, it took you long enough.
Lucky: And who's picking up the bill? Sonny?
Elizabeth: What business is that of yours?
Zander: Get out.
Sarah: Lizzie, we're trying to help.
Elizabeth: You know what? If the both of you aren't out of here by the count of three, that's it! I'm screaming.
Sarah: Zander obviously brings out the best in my sister.
Elizabeth: One, two --
Lucky: All right, fine. All right, see you. Whatever.
Zander: And don't come back.
Elizabeth: Wait, why would they come back? It's not like you're going to be here.
Zander: Oh, yeah.
Elizabeth: Wow, that was a mature moment.
Zander: Well, who cares? They left.
Elizabeth: That's right. You're out of here.
Zander: Once I get some real clothes on. Good God. Will you toss me those clothes over there?
Elizabeth: Oh. Yeah, sure. What clothes?
Zander: That's cute.
Elizabeth: Oh, oh, oh. You mean these clothes?
Zander: Yeah. Will you toss those over here, please?
Elizabeth: And why should I?
Zander: All right, then don't.
Elizabeth: Hey, hey, hey. Keep dreaming, pal.
Luke: That must've been some basketball game.
Priest: When Sister Amelia shot from downtown, the crowd went wild.
Luke: Oh, wow. Did she tie the game?
Priest: Hmm. Prayers were answered that day. We went into our third overtime. The whole gym got deathly quiet.
Luke: You must've felt right at home. Who's on this team anyway?
Priest: Well, don't you want to hear how the game turned out?
Luke: Well, I tell you, I bet I know how it turned out. I'll bet that the Sister who had missed all her shots through the whole game suddenly pulled it out in the end.
Priest: Yeah, something like that.
Luke: I -- I had a feeling. Are there any new Sisters lately who've shown up? Maybe some novitiate with a killer instinct on the basketball court?
Priest: Well, I'm afraid I can't reveal that information.
Luke: Not even for the good of the team?
Priest: Yeah, she's shown little interest in basketball.
Luke: Ah, so there is someone.
Luke: Some sweet, young, innocent flower, I take it?
Priest: She's -- she's got a few miles on her, if you ask me.
Luke: You know, that's just how I like my nuns. No disrespect intended.
Priest: I imagine she was quite the looker in her day. She's pretty easy on the eye as we speak.
Luke: Yeah? What's her name?
Priest: Oh, she's still a novitiate.
Luke: I mean her worldly name. Is it Helena? Father? Oh, no. Not yet! Father? Father, is it Helena? Speak to me. Is her name Helena? Oh, God.
Luke: Forgive me, Father, I'm about to sin.
Sonny: Where's Carly?
Sonny: How'd you let that happen?
Jason: Can you microwave shrimp?
Sonny: Yeah. If you want to ruin the texture and the taste, you can.
Jason: Then you shouldn't microwave it four or five times, right?
Sonny: Is that what she's doing?
Jason: She said something about hors d'oeuvres for you.
Sonny: Okay, I got to get in there. This is --
Jason: Wait a minute. Wait. What's -- Alexis okay?
Sonny: Yeah, yeah. She's back with Ned.
Jason: Is that good?
Sonny: I called Kristina and the tow truck.
Jason: Then everything worked out?
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, for once.
Jason: Good. Good luck with dinner.
Sonny: So you're not going to stay and have some shrimp?
Jason: No. No, thanks.
Sonny: All right.
Carly: I heard you come in.
Sonny: How you doing?
Sonny: Didn't I tell you to, like, stay out of the kitchen or not?
Carly: Yeah, these were a lot bigger.
Sonny: Yeah. Benny had them shipped from the Gulf. They were beautiful.
Carly: I figured shrimp. You know, what -- what can go wrong?
Sonny: Right. You know what? I'll take you to dinner.
Sonny: All right?
Carly: Much later.
Ned: You're definitely not telling Sonny?
Alexis: At first I thought it was the right thing to do. I've changed my mind. No, I'm definitely not telling Sonny.
Alexis: They got a big kick out of me in the pharmacy trying to buy the pregnancy kit. I was acting as if I were buying illegal drugs. And, of course, I've been in that pharmacy a thousand times and I never run into anyone I know, and this time I run into Bobbie, then I run into Scott and -- when I got home, I stared at that pregnancy kit for hours, knowing that the result could possibly change my life forever.
Ned: Have you seen a doctor yet?
Alexis: I'm seeing Dr. Meadows. She talked about alternatives.
Alexis: I'm having the baby. I want it.
Ned: So, what about Sonny?
Alexis: I tenaciously held on to a belief that he was a more honorable man than he actually is. He lives a dangerous life and suffers for it and so do the people around him. And then Carly came back and then I saw Zander and then you can say "I told you so" at any time.
Ned: Why would I do that?
Alexis: Because you have every right to. Because you've been right all along. The world that Sonny chooses to live in is a world that I don't want a child of mine anywhere near. He inflicts pain on the people he claims to care about.
Alexis: Sonny's never going to know that this baby is his.
Elizabeth: So, where are you going?
Zander: Well, I'm not leaving town if that's what you're asking.
Elizabeth: Is that what I asked?
Zander: Port Charles Hotel.
Elizabeth: Excuse me?
Zander: I can afford it, all right?
Elizabeth: For how long?
Zander: A couple of nights, then I'll find something else.
Elizabeth: You're going to blow all your money on a hotel?
Zander: Well, it's either that or live at Jake’s.
Elizabeth: Oh. Right. Jason lives at Jake’s.
Zander: I'll find something, all right?
Elizabeth: How much do you have left?
Zander: Elizabeth, my money is none of your business.
Elizabeth: Oh, really? And that's why you were flashing it in my face at Kelly’s?
Zander: Hey, I earned it.
Elizabeth: Right. You can stay at my studio.
Zander: Yeah, right.
Elizabeth: Why not? I don't live there. I only go there to paint. You won't be there very much anyway.
Zander: Elizabeth, I'm not looking for charity, all right?
Elizabeth: Good, because I'm not offering any.
Zander: I told you I'm starting over, all right, from all of them. I'm avoiding Sonny, avoiding the rest of them.
Elizabeth: Well, that extra cash could come in pretty handy.
Zander: Don't worry about money, all right?
Elizabeth: I'm not. Just trying to be nice.
Zander: Well, I don't trust nice. But you know what? If staying with you's going to stick it to Lucky, what the hell?
Elizabeth: Let's go.
Zander: All right.
Mother Superior: Father Bob, is that you? I've been looking everywhere. Father Bob?
Luke: Father Bob was called away, I'm afraid.
Mother Superior: Oh, my goodness. By our Lord in heaven?
Luke: No, by relatives in Scranton.
Mother Superior: I thought he was from Alabama.
Luke: Scranton, Alabama. He asked me to cover for him to honor his appointed rounds.
Mother Superior: Then you'll be doing the homily.
Luke: Is that really necessary?
Mother Superior: Our Sisters live for Father Bob’s homilies.
Luke: I thought they lived for God.
Mother Superior: Are you sure Father Bob sent you?
Luke: He never said anything about a homily.
Mother Superior: He obviously felt he didn't need to, but I strongly suggest that you get your thoughts together. Our Sisters can be a tough crowd.
Mother Superior: That's the call to prayer.
Mother Superior: Keep it short and to the point, but keep in mind that this little sermon is the high point of their lonely day.
Luke: Very good.
Mother Superior: What is your name again?
Luke: Timothy. Father Tim.
Mother Superior: Try not to embarrass yourself.
Luke: Oh, God. What am I going to say? Climb every mountain -- no, can't do that.
Mother Superior: Our beloved Father Bob has been called away to -- where was it?
Mother Superior: Scranton, Alabama, for a family emergency. He has kindly sent Father Tim to share today's homily. Try not to miss Father Bob too much. Father Tim will do the best he can, if you'll make him welcome.
Luke: Greetings. I stand before you today in the name of all that is holy as a wandering shepherd in search of my herd. Are all my sheep gathered here?
Mother Superior: All God's sheep, except for the scullery detail.
Luke: And the scullery sheep would be?
Mother Superior: Three of our novitiates including our dear older convert, and one young woman who was far too friendly with a visitor today.
Luke: So you have chosen to deal with the scullery sheep harshly.
Mother Superior: When necessary, as I do with all the novitiates.
Luke: And you claim to worship a God of love?
Mother Superior: They'll be along soon.
Luke: Well, then we have something to look forward to. Something to look forward to. For our beginners, our novitiates, remind us all of where we began, and, oh, Lord, where we go. We began -- where? In the soup of creation? In the bosom of our Lord? Clutched to the heart of his darling mother? No. As comforting as all those answers may be, no, we did not begin there. We began, all of us, in sin! Sin! And while sin may be the most fun you've ever had, it may be that you think, "Well, you know, sin. What's the big deal? I mean, really, what's the problem?" I mean, who would you rather hang out with? You know? Some high-rolling sinner down at the bar buying the congregation a drink who knows how to have a good time, or Super Ma here who wouldn't know a good time if it bit her in the butt?
Mother Superior: Excuse me.
Luke: I'm sorry. You see, this is sin in action. I have just demonstrated sin in action! Sin comes in thoughts and in -- in words. Words, Sisters. And that's why you girls are really smart to keep your trap shut. Don't give sin a chance. You know, don't let it creep in on little fuzzy, squirrelly cat feet. And I know that you have all chosen to be silent to atone for your sins and the sins of others, and let's hope it works. Because if it doesn't, boy, think of the good times you've missed. Think of all the fun you could've had. Think of the wild nights. Think of the hearts you could've broken. On second thought, don't think. Don't think about that. Don't think about anything. It's better to keep your mind a complete blank. Just don't think because the devil is in your thoughts. The devil is in your deeds. Am I right? Am I right? Whoa, I'm feeling some serious sin here today. I am. I'm feeling it. I'm feeling sin. I'm feeling sin coming my -- my direction. And that's a -- that's a bad thing. So I want you to look me in the eye, every one of you. I want to see your faces. I want to see the sin just pouring out of you. Just give it to me, babies. Just give me your sin. Because if you don't, if you don't, if you don't give me your sin right now, then you will have to answer to the vengeance of God. And we all know that's a price nobody wants --
Mother Superior: Father Tim, I'm afraid --
Luke: Ah, sit down, sinner! Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you. Now, are you a sinner? Did you say your prayers? Did you sing your hymns? Did you? Did you make your bed? Did you hug your sister today? Have you shown love and compassion? Have you fallen? Don't fall. Oh, Lord, don't fall because you know where you land when you fall, right? In Sin City! Sin City! And Sin City can be anywhere. It can be in your heart. It can be in your head. It can be in your thoughts. In Vegas. Did you fall from grace? Are you a good girl gone bad? Did you -- do you play cards? Do you? Do you use your seat belt? Do any of you drive? And you. Have you looked the devil in the eye and found him a lot cuter than you thought he'd be? Have you? Did any of you? Did any of you have thoughts that were untoward, unclean, unwholesome? Un-- un-- un-- understandable? Because if you did, you -- you are sinners and that's just a human thing to be. And in all that is holy, the Father, the Son, the Holy Ghost and over and out. Amen!
Alexis: If you think I'm going to change my mind, I'm not. It won't happen.
Ned: I believe you.
Alexis: Can you imagine how obsessed he would get? I saw what he put Carly through. He tried to control everything -- every bite of food she ate, how many hours she slept. He practically took her out of the Quartermaine house dragging her by her hair.
Ned: Oh, I know.
Alexis: And he forced her to move in. He would probably try to get me to stop working. Now, that would be interesting just to see him try to do that. Do you think he'd ask me to marry him? That would be funny. I'm sorry.
Ned: If you want to raise this child alone, Alexis, Sonny can never know that he's the Father. You and I both know that Sonny simply takes what he wants. And we also know what happens to the women who are intimately involved with him -- disaster. Brenda, Lily, who was pregnant at the time of her death. You were already caught in one shootout.
Alexis: I'm glad you're on my side.
Ned: But bringing up a child without a Father -- you know, it isn't easy on anyone, including the father.
Alexis: You're talking about Brooke Lynn?
Ned: I see her whenever I can, but it's not the same. She's growing up so fast. And I will always wonder if I was right to let Lois take her.
Alexis: You didn't really have much choice.
Ned: Oh, I had a choice. I mean, I could've moved to Brooklyn. I could've insisted that she stay here in Port Charles. I could've dragged that whole family through court for years.
Alexis: It would've just hurt Brooke Lynn.
Ned: But maybe she's hurt anyway.
Ned: No. What -- what if growing up away from me, you know, is -- is worse than growing up as a Quartermaine? And these years I'm missing -- I mean, I'll never get them back. And Brooke Lynn will never know what it's like to live with her father in the house every day, every night. And neither will your child, Alexis. And that's what you're going to take away.
Alexis: I know.
Ned: Is that what you really want?
Carly: I want you so bad.
Sonny: First the flan.
Carly: Oh, forget the flan.
Sonny: What do you mean?
Sonny: I'll be right back.
Carly: Oh! You are so bad.
Sonny: Hold on, baby. Hold on.
Carly: All right.
Carly: Oh, this better be good.
Carly: Dr. Meadows. Dr. Meadows, yeah? What's the problem?
Luke: All right, Helena. Little costume show is over. Hi.
Elizabeth: Well, think of it this way -- at least you're out of the rain.
Zander: And Lucky will be mad as hell.
Elizabeth: Which makes it perfect. So, there's -- there's running water, a hot plate. You can sleep on the couch. And what else? Oh, yeah, you can open the window if the paint fumes get too bad.
Zander: Well, this will be -- this will be great. Thank you so much.
Elizabeth: You're welcome.
Elizabeth: Oh, hey. Maybe you should rest for a little bit.
Zander: No, I'm fine.
[Knock on door]
Zander: You think it's Lucky?
Elizabeth: Yeah. He probably just followed us from the hospital. You ready? Hold it, Lucky, I don't need --
Jason: Can I come in?
Alexis: I've been thinking a lot about my mother. The book said it's normal. I wonder if I was a surprise to her.
Ned: I never thought about that.
Alexis: I wonder if she never told Mikkos, if she'd be alive today.
Ned: You might not ever know that you were a Cassadine.
Alexis: Yeah, that would be such a terrible thing, wouldn't it?
Ned: Maybe not.
Alexis: Sonny will have other children. Carly has her way, the penthouse will be filled with little Corinthoses, and very soon.
Carly: You know what? This is a really bad time right now.
Dr. Meadows: I need to see you tomorrow.
Dr. Meadows: I'd rather not discuss this on the phone.
Carly: Okay, then why did you call me?
Dr. Meadows: You can't get pregnant. Mrs. Corinthos?
Carly: No, that's -- that's impossible.
Dr. Meadows: Come in tomorrow.
Carly: No, there's got to be something that we can do. There -- there has to be a way to --
Dr. Meadows: Mrs. Corinthos? Are you there? Mrs. Corinthos, are you all right?
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Laura: We are looking for Helena. She's obviously one of the three missing nuns. Let's go find her.
Luke: You got it.
Alexis: Which brings me to Kristina. I don't want her to know.
Jason: What's he doing here?
Zander: I'm staying here.
Sonny: Who got you so upset?