GH Transcript Thursday 6/20/02

 


General Hospital Transcript Thursday 6/20/02

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Luke: So much for silly old curses.

Elizabeth: How much do you have left?

Zander: Don't worry about money.

Elizabeth: Just trying to be nice.

Edward: He zeros in on a vulnerable female. Then he dismantles the company.

Skye: That's a disgusting lie.

Carly: You know how Sonny and I wanted to have a family? It turns out I can't conceive, so I guess the joke's on me now.

Luke: Honey, I can't find my keys. Have you seen them? I thought they were in the car, but they're not.

Laura: They're right there on the table.

Luke: Thank you. I'll see you tonight.

Laura: No, no, no. Please, don't go. I really need your input.

Luke: About what?

Laura: The wedding.

Luke: I thought you had all those plans made.

Laura: No, I donít.

Skye: Mere Industries?

Jax: Yeah, this is a company that should never have gone public. They're weak and their stock is overvalued. It's ready to take a tumble.

Skye: Well, you're looking distinctly predatory.

Jax: That's right. Mere Industries will soon be mine.

Skye: The thrill of the conquest.

Jax: Yeah, that's right.

Skye: Just don't ever expect to conquer me.

Jax: Oh, I wouldn't dream of it.

Skye: Wouldn't you?

Jax: No, I like strength in a woman. However, in a company, I look for vulnerable spots. I work out a takeover strategy and then strike when they least expect it. All the steps come together in a perfectly orchestrated seduction.

Skye: You make it sound like a love affair.

Jax: When I buy this company in six months, you and I are going to celebrate.

Skye: Will we?

Jax: Yeah. I'll take you anywhere in the world you want to go.

Skye: What makes you so sure I'm going to be around in six months?

Alexis: Thanks.

Kristina: What an awful time for your car to break down.

Alexis: Yeah, well, that's an understatement. It was a downpour. I was completely soaked.

Kristina: Well, it's lucky that Nikolas' cottage was so close by. So, what'd you guys do? Watch TV? Listen to the radio?

Alexis: There was no electricity.

Kristina: So you just sat around and talked the whole time?

Alexis: And waited in utter frustration. I missed a meeting that I had scheduled. And, of course, I couldn't call and say that I wouldn't be there because I left my cell phone at home, so I apologized profusely. The whole thing was very inconvenient.

Kristina: Yeah, well, I'll bet.

Alexis: Not to mention that the opposing counsel naturally found my story less than credible.

Kristina: Well, it is a tad contrived, Alexis.

Alexis: You don't believe me?

Kristina: I -- I do to an extent.

Alexis: I wouldn't invent this. Ask Ned. He was just as stranded as I was.

Kristina: I know that you didn't invent it. I'm just not sure that you're telling me everything that went on between you and Ned at the cottage.

Zander: So, where is the party scene these days?

Man: Abandoned movie theater out on Ridgeback Road.

Zander: Mm-hmm.

Man: It'll be a zoo. Whatever kick you're looking for, you'll be able to score it.

Zander: All right, man. Thanks.

Man: Don't forget your cash.

Zander: All right, brother. See you later.

Elizabeth: Zander. I know exactly what you're doing.

Zander: What?

Elizabeth: Empty your pockets and give me your money.

Benny: Okay, here it is. It's just the way you wanted. All right?

Jason: Yeah, thanks.

Benny: Now, will you tell me something? Why do you and Mr. Corinthos want $100,000 in a cashier's check instead of bills?

Jason: It's to pay off an old debt.

Carly: Good morning.

Sonny: How long have you been awake?

Carly: I don't know. Maybe 20 minutes.

Sonny: Why didn't you wake me up?

Carly: Because I wanted to watch you. You know, you look like an angel when you're sleeping.

Sonny: Well, I've never heard that before.

Carly: Do you know that this is the first time you've spent the night here in this house?

Sonny: Yeah, I guess it is.

Carly: It means so much to me, Sonny, being in your arms and falling asleep with you, seeing your face first thing in the morning. It feels right. It feels like it should always be like this.

Sonny: Damn right.

[Door opens and closes]

Michael: Mommy, can I have some pancakes? Uncle Sonny!

Sonny: Hey, buddy, buddy, buddy. What's up? What's up?

Michael: Did you spend the night?

Sonny: Yeah, yeah. I just -- I wanted to see you and your mommy when I woke up.

Michael: That means we're a real family again, right?

Sonny: Well, we've always been a real family again.

Michael: But even more now.

Sonny: Yeah, even more now. Right, right.

Michael: So can I have one, Mommy, like you said?

Carly: What -- what did I say?

Michael: You said you'd give me a baby brother or sister, Mommy.

Carly: I -- I didn't make any promises.

Michael: You said for sure, Mommy.

Sonny: Michael, babies take time.

Michael: How much time?

Sonny: Well, sometimes even a year.

Michael: A year?

Sonny: Yeah, a year in your mommy's stomach. You were.

Michael: I can't wait that long.

Sonny: I know having a baby brother or baby sister seems like it's so far off, but can I tell you something? I promise you it's going to happen. So can you be a little patient with your mommy?

Michael: I guess.

Sonny: Because no matter how bad you want this baby, it's going to take time, okay?

Michael: Can we get one by Christmas? Please?

Sonny: Yeah, we'll try, buddy.

Michael: Okay. I'll be patient.

Sonny: All right. Can you do me a favor when you -- can you close that door, please?

Michael: Sure.

Sonny: Thank you. Okay.

Carly: Look, I am so sorry. I am so sorry. It just -- it came out --

Sonny: Carly, Carly, Carly --

Carly: Because I was so excited, and then Michael -- he came home and he told me about his friend Joey at school who had a brand-new baby sister. And -- you know what? You can yell at me because I'm just so stupid. Because now he's going to be hounding me and you and he's going tell Bobbie next time --

Sonny: Carly, Carly --

Carly: He sees her and then --

Sonny: I'm not mad.

Carly: You aren't?

Sonny: I just -- I just have one question.

Carly: What?

Sonny: Can we maybe get started on this baby, you know, as soon as possible?

Carly: You know I love you.

Sonny: Yeah.

Alexis: You're right.

Kristina: I am?

Alexis: I haven't told you everything that went on between Ned and me.

Kristina: What did go on?

Alexis: I want to preface this by telling you that Ned and I are friends. We're close friends.

Kristina: Well, I know you have been a part of each other's lives for a very long time.

Alexis: And he can confide in me about almost anything.

Kristina: What did he say?

Alexis: He told me how much he cares about you, on and on, as only Ned can.

Kristina: About me?

Alexis: Mm-hmm, and I listened quite patiently, I might add, because his monologue was interminable about how much fun you are, about how his life is more exciting now that he's with you and how your eyes crinkle up when you smile -- yes, indeed, he actually said that. How adventurous you are.

Kristina: Wow. He really did go on.

Alexis: And that you love sports and he loves the sound of your voice. And he actually finds your knowledge about feng shui fascinating.

Kristina: Okay, wait a second. Wait a second. Stop right there.

Alexis: I wanted to. I couldn't. I mean --

Kristina: Alexis, there are a few things about me that irritate the heck out of Ned, and feng shui happens to top the list. What happened at the cottage?

Zander: Hand over the money?

Elizabeth: Well, you're just going to lose it all anyway.

Zander: Where do you get that?

Elizabeth: Come on, Zander. I saw you with that stoned-out loser.

Zander: What I do is none of your business.

Elizabeth: Oh. Well, certainly is when you're spending money on me. "Thanks for the use of your studio. Z." I can't accept this, Zander.

Zander: You know, why don't you just get off my case?

Laura: I'm just feeling sort of blocked about the wedding.

Luke: You're not having second thoughts?

Laura: No. No, no, not at all. Nothing like that. It's just that I just can't come up with a way to plan it. I know that's silly, I know it doesn't make any sense, but -- I don't know. We've been married before. I don't know. It should be easier. I should just be making decisions right and left, and I canít.

Luke: Well, a wedding can be complicated.

Laura: Help me out here. I'd like to know what your image is of our perfect wedding.

Luke: Okay, well -- let's see if can conjure that up. Well, let's start this way. What do you want it not to be?

Laura: Well, I think that's the problem. You see, I loved our first wedding so much. It was fabulous. It was incredible. And I just feel like, no matter what I plan, it's going to pale by comparison.

Luke: So you don't want to do the first one again?

Laura: No, we can't.

Luke: We can't imitate ourselves.

Laura: Exactly.

Luke: Yeah, right. So, what part of the first one do you want to keep?

Laura: Us.

Luke: That's a good start.

Jax: You're not going anywhere, are you?

Skye: Well, I'm not planning on it. At least not today.

Jax: Because I thought you'd want to be around when I move in on E.L.Q. You know, thrill of the chase and all that.

Skye: Well, does sound appealing.

Jax: But?

Skye: But I'm not really one to make long-term plans. You know, things have a way of changing so unexpectedly, so I think it's best not to really make plans at all.

Jax: Yeah, I know what you mean. I mean, corporate takeovers are pretty much the only part of my life that resemble any structure.

Skye: Hmm.

Jax: Everything else I just take day to day.

Skye: That's probably why we get along so well.

Jax: Right. No strings.

Skye: Both know nothing's permanent.

[Phone rings]

Jax: This is Jasper Jacks.

Woman: Mr. Jacks? It's Celine at La Lune Bijouterie.

Jax: Yes.

Celine: You described to me in detail the necklace you're looking to buy for your lady friend.

Jax: Did you find it?

Celine: I've located exactly what you want.

Jax: Perfect. Don't take your eyes off it. I will fly in and pick it up myself. What would I do without you, Celine? Thanks.

Jax: Yeah, yeah, I'll schedule my flight as soon as possible.

Celine: I'll be waiting.

Jax: Great. I'll see you soon.

Skye: Flying somewhere?

Jax: Yeah. I have to fly to -- to Sydney, Australia.

Skye: Sydney? Oh, must be an emergency.

Jax: Yeah, it is. One of my -- one of my factories caught on fire, and I got to go and see what's up, so --

Skye: Oh, my. I guess you have some damage control to do.

Jax: Yeah, right.

Skye: Well -- it looks like today's your lucky day.

Jax: How's that?

Skye: Well, as it turns out, I don't have anything scheduled for the next few days, and all you have to look forward to for the next few days are some very boring business meetings. So how about I come along and keep you from getting too bored, hmm?

Jax: Well, I appreciate the offer --

Skye: Oh, come on. We can go to the Sydney Opera House and sail in the harbor, go watch some kangaroos jump around or whatever it is you Aussies do for fun.

Jax: Yeah.

Skye: Throw in some four-star meals for me and I will be more than happy.

Jax: Skye, I would love to, but I canít. Basically, I'm meeting the board of directors at the site and it's going to be business all day.

Skye: Oh. Oh, yeah, I see.

Jax: Yeah.

Skye: Well, you know, it's actually a huge relief.

Jax: It is?

Skye: Yeah. I -- I really do detest long flights, and, come on, the Australian cuisine isn't exactly world-famous. You know what I'm saying?

Jax: No. Well, you know, nothing beats those hush puppies that we had in Louisiana.

Skye: Oh. There you go.

Jax: All right. Well, I'd better go pack.

Luke: Well, maybe the truth is you don't want to keep any part of the first wedding.

Laura: I don't know about that. I mean, when I think about it, all I can think of is us walking down the aisle with Rick and looking out at all of our friends. You know, you were there. Robert was there. The mayor was there. It was incredible --

Luke: Yeah?

Laura: You know, and our whole lives were in front of us, and we just thought like nothing bad could ever happen to us.

Luke: Yes, we did.

Lesley: Morning, guys.

Luke: Hey.

Laura: Hi.

Lesley: Hey, baby, is something bothering you?

Laura: Oh, no.

Luke: She was recalling her walk down the aisle with Rick.

Lesley: Oh, yeah. That's one of my favorite memories. Mother moment. So, have you decided what you want to do this time?

Laura: Oh, well, I don't know, really. I guess I'll be walking down the aisle by myself this time.

Lesley: Uh -- guys, I have an idea. Um -- would you like Rick to give you away again?

Laura: Oh, Mom. Mom. Thank you.

Elizabeth: I'm not getting on your case. But you should be saving your money, not spending it on gifts.

Zander: Why can't you just say thank you?

Elizabeth: Zander, you're not hearing me. You need to keep your money, at least until you find a job or you figure out what you want to do --

Zander: What are you, my guidance counselor? Is that what it is?

Elizabeth: I'm trying to help.

Zander: Well, forget it, all right? It's my money, okay? Maybe I want to use it for rent. Maybe I want to use it to buy a car. Maybe I blow it all in one night.

Elizabeth: Oh, that'd be real smart.

Zander: Elizabeth, look, I appreciate the use of your place. Now, stay out of my business.

Kristina: It's obvious that you're hiding something from me.

Alexis: You have this unshakable notion that Ned is still emotionally involved with me. Listen closely -- he is not. In fact, he specifically said that his feelings for me are in the past. He is completely, unequivocally over me. He cares about you. He was a perfect gentleman the whole time we were stranded. That is the truth. I will be happy to take a polygraph.

Ned: Good morning.

Alexis: Just give her some time.

Ned: Excuse me?

Alexis: You haven't dealt with my sister yet.

Ned: So, what's Alexis so upset about?

Kristina: I'm still trying to figure it out.

Ned: Give me a hint.

Kristina: What happened between you and Alexis at the cottage, Ned?

Ned: Hmm. Well, let's see. Our car broke down, and we found this romantic cottage. We built a fire, and then we made love until we were both cross-eyed.

[Phone rings]

Carly: Thank you. Hello. Yeah, he's here. Hold on. It's Benny.

Sonny: Hey, Benny. Did you get the check to Jason? Yeah, good. All right, thanks.

Carly: What check?

Sonny: Uh -- just, you know, a donation to General Hospital for the day of compassion.

Carly: Hmm. Yeah, that fundraiser they're doing instead of the Nurses' Ball.

Sonny: I made a promise to Stone. I'm not breaking it.

Carly: You still miss him.

Sonny: You know, he would always say to me, "You got to be happy," you know. I wish he could've met you to see how much you fill up my life. He'd have said, "You finally got it right."

Carly: Yeah, well, we both did.

Sonny: Speaking of promises --

Carly: Yeah?

Sonny: Will you marry me?

Carly: We are married. You -- you stopped the divorce proceedings. You --

Sonny: That's just paperwork. I'm talking about, you know, in a church, with a priest. I want to renew our vows and say them before God that we'll always be together.

Carly: That sounds wonderful.

Sonny: We can go to Martinique and go back to that chapel we got married in, you know. It's a way of saying we're family.

Carly: Okay. When do you want to go?

Sonny: Well, as soon as possible.

Carly: Tonight?

Sonny: Well, yeah, but I just got to -- I got some business I got to do, and then we'll go, okay? All right.

Carly: Sonny?

Sonny: Yeah?

Carly: This is for real, isn't it?

Sonny: It's forever. Okay.

[Phone rings]

Carly: Yeah, hello.

Woman: Carly, it's Dr. Bonds. We got the results back from your test. There appears to be a blockage in both your tubes.

Carly: And -- okay, is that why I can't conceive?

Dr. Bonds: Well, we'd have to do further testing to be sure. You'd need to be admitted into the hospital.

Carly: Okay. Fine. Let's do it.

Dr. Bonds: There's an opening in three weeks.

Carly: Is there nothing sooner?

Dr. Bonds: I'm sorry, but we're completely booked. Oh -- there's a cancellation. We could fit you in this evening.

Carly: How about in the next week coming?

Dr. Bonds: I'm sorry. It's either tonight or you'll have to wait.

Carly: Okay, fine. I'll take it.

Sonny: Who's there?

Dr. Bonds: You'll need to be at the hospital at 6:00 for prepping.

Carly: Okay. Yeah, I'll -- I'll be there.

Sonny: Be where?

Carly: It's the club. I can't -- I can't believe. This is going to mess up all of our plans tonight. I --

Sonny: What happened?

Carly: There was some electrical work, and -- and it wasn't up to code. But the inspector -- he let us open the club anyway, and then it was supposed to be done by today and it wasn't. And so now I just called my manager, he said that these guys shut down the club for a couple weeks. We're going to end up having to pay this big fine and -- Sonny, I can't -- I can't go to Martinique with you tonight.

Sonny: Well, I'll make some calls. We'll make the problem go away.

Carly: Sonny, I so appreciate that, but I -- I have to do this on my own. I opened this club on my own, and any problem that comes up, it's mine to solve. And, look, I know you're going to think that I'm making it so much harder on myself --

Sonny: You want to be independent. Huh?

Carly: You understand?

Sonny: We'll go to Martinique next week.

Carly: You know, it may even be better. We can buy a dress and arrange for flowers and -- I don't know -- maybe a wedding gift or two?

Sonny: I'll see what I can do. You go ahead and take care of your business. I'll see you tonight.

Carly: Not tonight. I think that I'm going to be at the club pretty late.

Sonny: Okay. Tomorrow, then.

Carly: Tomorrow. Thank you so much for understanding.

Kristina: So you didn't really cheat on me with my sister?

Ned: No. Of course not. How many times do I have to tell you? Alexis is a closed book.

Kristina: Old loves don't go away, Ned.

Ned: Oh, yes, they do.

Kristina: No, no, not the ones who you wanted to marry.

Ned: Look, one of the reasons why I asked Alexis to help me with this contract arbitration was so that we could take a long drive because I wanted to test your theory about whether I, you know, held a secret torch for her.

Kristina: And how did the experiment go?

Ned: Well, I'm happy to say that my instincts were right.

Kristina: Meaning?

Ned: Meaning neither my mind nor my body surprised me with any residual feelings for your sister. The only woman who makes my heart beat faster is the one I'm staring at right now.

Elizabeth: Let me guess. You hit the Lotto.

Jason: It's for the aids charities at the hospital. Today is the Day of Compassion.

Elizabeth: Oh, that's right, it is.

Jason: Yeah. The money comes from Sonny and me. He remembers Stone. I do it for Robin.

Elizabeth: How is she?

Jason: I guess if anything was wrong, Mac would say something. Robin and I don't know each other anymore. But I want her to have a good life with everything she wants, and the money is the only way I have left to give. Anyhow, I'm on my way to drop it off right now.

Elizabeth: I owe you an apology.

Jason: No. No, you donít.

Elizabeth: I blew you off the other night, and I shouldn't have.

Jason: It's okay.

Elizabeth: It always is with you.

Lesley: I don't know if Laura told you, but I had a really big conversation with Rick on the phone about, like, a couple months ago. You told him, right?

Laura: I did, yeah.

Lesley: Okay. So, you know, it went okay. He's okay, I'm okay. But I think he would really feel a whole lot better if he could see everybody again.

Laura: Don't you think that's going to be uncomfortable for you to have Rick at my wedding?

Lesley: Honestly, I'm sure it will be, but --

[Laura laughs]

Lesley: But I think it is really important for me to see him again. And so it would be a good thing for me. And I think that he would be so flattered and so thrilled if you asked him.

Laura: Are you sure, Mom?

Lesley: Yeah. Yeah, I'm -- yeah, sort of. Yeah.

Laura: What do you think?

Luke: I think -- I think it's totally up to you.

Laura: Okay, then I will.

Lesley: All right, I got his number, but then I always did.

Laura: Well, this will be interesting, won't it?

Lesley: Uh-huh.

Laura: Okay.

Lesley: Okay.

Laura: This seems kind of sudden.

Luke: No time like the present, babe.

Laura: Really?

Lesley: Mm-hmm. Go for it. I'll be over here whimpering.

Laura: Hello? Rick? Hi. Yeah, yeah, it's Laura. Yes, I know. I know. It's been such a long time, hasn't it? Yeah -- oh, I'm fine, just fine. How are you? Good. He's fine, too. Actually, that's why we're calling. Luke and I decided to get remarried. Yes, I know, it's a little funny, but, you know, I was sort of wondering if you would be willing to come back to Port Charles and give me away again. I mean, that is, if you're not too busy. Thank you. Aw. Thank you. That's so sweet of you. Okay, well, I don't have my plans yet, but when I do I'll call you and I'll let you know. Thank you, Dad. Yeah. You, too. Bye-bye. That was really nice. He was actually really thrilled to be asked.

Lesley: Yeah, I thought he would be.

Laura: Oh, Mom, thank you so much. You're such a good woman. I feel better already. You know, I feel like I just needed to get started.

Luke: Great. Okay. So, what's next?

Laura: Oh, about 1,001 details, but don't worry. I won't bother you with that. We can have Elton handle it all.

Luke: I like the sound of that. But I'm going to make a contribution. I'm thinking, if you agree, that I -- I'll go try to track down that old antique jalopy we used.

Lesley: Oh, that car was a work of art.

Luke: Wasn't it?

Lesley: Yes.

Laura: That would be so cool.

Luke: Okay. All right, all right. We're on our way to the last best wedding of our lives.

Laura: Yes, yes, yes! Thank you!

Alexis: Thank you for seeing me so late.

Dr. Bonds: I want to see you again in two weeks.

Alexis: Is everything okay?

Dr. Bonds: Oh, you're in excellent health. It's routine.

Alexis: Good. Thanks.

Dr. Bonds: As we discussed, we'd also like to schedule either an amniocentesis or C.V.S., Chorionic villi sampling.

Alexis: Right.

Dr. Bonds: The decision of which to choose is up to you.

Alexis: Okay, good. I'll consider the options.

Dr. Bonds: Here are your medical history forms, if you'll take a minute to fill them out.

Alexis: Sure. I'll do that right now.

Carly: Hi. I'm here to be admitted.

Jason: How long have you been waiting?

Elizabeth: Long enough to hear you ride up. You know, the whole time you were gone, whenever I'd hear a motorcycle, there was this split second where I'd think it was you. So I guess the real answer is I've been waiting since you left. And then you come back and I cut you off.

Jason: No -- all I care about is that you understand I wasn't trying to tell you what to do and I never will.

Elizabeth: I know. I know. And you were right when you said letting Zander stay with me was mostly about proving a point to Lucky and Sarah. I mean, not that I don't feel bad for Zander. I understand why he comes off like such a jerk. Sometimes I do, too.

Jason: Hey, everyone gets mad. And sometimes it's better to do something than just hold it in.

Elizabeth: Is that why you ride?

Jason: Yeah, one of the reasons. You can come with me anytime you want.

Elizabeth: Even after the way I treated you?

Jason: What way?

Elizabeth: Oh, okay. So we're going to pretend like this whole fight never happened?

Jason: I never pretend. I canít. Look, we don't need to waste any more time on this.

Elizabeth: Well, some people can't let things go that easily. Jason, I'm worried about Zander. He's behaving like an accident waiting to happen.

[Music plays]

Zander: Hey, what's up?

Man: Hey, you made it.

Zander: How you doing?

Man: Good.

Zander: So, you said to show up if I wanted something.

Man: Well, you're at the right place, Z.

Zander: All right.

Skye: Oh, hold on. Now, you call me as soon as you get there, all right?

Jax: Okay. As soon as I get a chance.

Skye: Oh, no rush. I just -- I do worry about you traveling halfway around the world in that -- that tiny, little jet, that's all.

Jax: Don't worry. I've done it plenty of times.

Skye: Still, be careful.

Jax: I'll be thinking of you.

Jax: I'll see you soon.

Skye: Okay. Bye.

Dr. Bonds: The procedure will take about an hour.

Carly: Okay, and when it's over, will you know if I'll be able to get pregnant or not?

Dr. Bonds: I hope so, but I can't make any guarantees. There are many possible causes of infertility. Yours appears to be the result of your previous miscarriage, and hopefully the procedure will help us make a definitive diagnosis.

Carly: Dr. Bonds, this really need to work because I need to give my husband his own child.

Alexis: I'm assuming this is important.

Sonny: Yeah.

Alexis: Actually, I'm surprised that you didn't cancel this.

Sonny: Why would I do that?

Alexis: I thought you would want to be with Carly at the hospital.

Sonny: What are you talking about?

Alexis: I just saw her checking into Mercy Hospital.

Lesley: And Rick and Amy.

Laura: Yeah. And me and Luke.

Lesley: Oh, that is some outfit you have on there.

Laura: Yeah. Yeah, that's actually coming back in style again.

Lesley: Mm-hmm. They always do. That's what my mother told me.

Laura: Wait a minute. I don't remember that one. That's Amy, right?

Lesley: Mm-hmm.

Laura: When was that taken? Where are those stairs?

Lesley: Those -- that's the old house. Those are the stairs to the attic.

Laura: No, it's not. I was just in the old house just a couple of months ago. The stairs are nothing like that.

Lesley: No, no, no. Not the stairs in the house. That -- they're the stairs to the attic in the garage.

Laura: Really?

Lesley: Mm-hmm.

Laura: That's weird. I don't remember that at all.

Lesley: Well, you certainly should. You spent enough time over there. Sweetie, I have got to go to the market. Do you need anything?

Laura: No. No, no, no, I'm fine.

Lesley: Okay. I'll see you in a bit.

Laura: Okay.

[Phone rings]

Skye: Hello? Oh, no. I'm sorry, Mr. Jacks isn't here. He just left. May I take a message? Oh, you're calling to confirm his hotel booking in Sydney? Paris? Oh, yes, I -- I'll certainly let him know.

Elizabeth: Zander feels like this past year has been a total waste of time. He cared about people who didn't care back. He had expectations that blew up in his face. He has not a clue as to where his life is going, and it makes him feel reckless, ready to push the limit.

Jason: Elizabeth, why is Zander your problem?

Elizabeth: Well, why is Carly yours? She's ruined your life more than once and you still help her.

Jason: Yeah, you know what? I can't explain Carly and me. She just needs me. And the times I needed her, really needed her, she came through. And I wouldn't count on Zander for anything like that.

Elizabeth: No, I know, I know. I wonít. I don't even know the guy that well. I just feel like if I can help him, then I'll be helping myself, too. If I can pull him back from the edge, then maybe in some weird way I'll find the answer to getting my own life back on track. It sounds crazy, doesn't it?

Jason: If it makes sense to you, that's all that counts.

Elizabeth: Thank you for believing that.

Jason: Well, I'm going to go for a ride. You want to come?

Elizabeth: I think I'm going to stay here for a while.

Jason: Okay.

Elizabeth: Jason, wait.

[Music plays]

Zander: So, can you hook me up?

Man: No. But that guy can.

Zander: All right, man, thanks.

Zander: So John said you -- you might know something about -- Frank?

Frank: Zander.

Zander: Dude.

Frank: Long time no see.

Zander: What are you doing here, man? Last I heard, you were getting married to Lisa and you were going to get a house and a job, the whole normal life, the whole package. You dealing again?

Frank: Lisa and I split up.

Zander: I'm sorry to hear about that.

Frank: It's ancient history, huh?

Zander: I always thought you were so lucky to be with her, you know?

Frank: Well, think again. Lisa's got aids.

Carly: Um -- are you going to assist with the procedure?

Nurse: No. But I'm familiar with it if you have any questions.

Carly: Is the recovery long?

Nurse: Not at all. You may have some cramping for a day or so, but --

[Door opens]

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Skye: Jax happens to be out of the country.

Edward: Womanizing abroad, huh?

Laura: I don't remember that staircase at all. Is that kind of weird?

Jason: Have you changed your mind about the ride?

Sonny: Tell me what's wrong. How serious is it?

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