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Laura: Rick, I was sort of wondering if you would be willing to give me away again.
Skye: I'm calling to confirm his hotel booking in Sydney. Paris?
Carly: I'm here to be admitted.
Alexis: I just saw her checking into Mercy Hospital.
Sonny: I've got to go. I'll be back.
Dr. Bonds: The procedure will help us make a definitive diagnosis.
A.J.: I got a job.
Courtney: Oh, I knew it.
Jason: Have you changed your mind about the ride?
Elizabeth: It feels a little weird taking off on a motorcycle. Any other year on this day, I'd be at the Nursesí Ball. So would you.
Jason: Yeah. You know, I never understood the Nursesí Ball. I mean, I know why they did it, to mark the Day of Compassion and raise money for HIV and AIDS -- you know, maybe getting dressed up and the singing acts and all the other acts, that was about focusing on life -- but I could never go and not think about Robin standing on stage, telling them all that she was HIV positive. I don't know. I always felt like, isn't AIDS bad enough? I mean, isn't it real enough? Do you really need to see her cry to make it worth the price of admission? I don't know, I'm just glad I don't have to do that this year. As long as they raise the money.
Elizabeth: Most people aren't like you, Jason. They need to be reminded how bad HIV and AIDS really are. The Day of Compassion, it's for them. So they have to look at it, they have to think about it.
Jason: Yeah. The way you explain it, I think I get it. Thanks.
Elizabeth: Consider it payback. You've done enough for me. Oh, about the ride -- can I get a rain check?
Jason: Yeah, yeah, sure.
Elizabeth: All right.
Zander: Lisa's got AIDS?
Frank: Yeah, full-blown.
Zander: Wow. I mean, how's she doing?
Frank: Actually, you know, I haven't seen her for a while. You know, suddenly everything in our lives, you know, it became that disease, you know? I mean, I couldn't take it.
Zander: Who got Andrew?
Frank: Well, she wanted to hold on to him as long as she could.
Zander: Wow, man. I can't believe any of this, you know? I mean, it's like, I mean, if there was anybody that I believed that would make it, you know, that I'd have bet on, I mean, it was you two.
Frank: It just got too depressing. I want him to remember -- I want him to remember her the way that she was.
Zander: Maybe you're right. You know, I mean, nothing good ever lasts, you know, so, I mean, why watch it waste away, right?
Man: Thank you. Nice top.
Courtney: Thank you. Come again.
A.J.: Did you hear that guy?
Courtney: Yeah, "nice top." It's no big deal, A.J. It's just a passing remark, one that I've learned to ignore, and I wish you could, too.
A.J.: Ignore? Wait a minute, you expect me to ignore that my wife is being hit on by creeps like that all day long?
Courtney: I'm out of here the second that you and I both have enough on our paychecks to give me enough time to find another job -- preferably under a rock or in a cave or selling women's orthopedic shoes.
A.J.: Good. Because I don't want you working here. I don't want you working at all, as a matter of fact. Speaking of which, I have a meeting I forgot about.
A.J.: Yeah, yeah, the new boss wants to get together and strategize.
Courtney: What's his name?
A.J.: Chris Thompson. Yeah. Hey, you know what -- it shouldn't take too long. I'll finish early, I'll come by, and I'll walk you home.
Courtney: I am so proud of you. You should be proud of yourself, too. You know, your grandfather was completely wrong about your survival skills. You're making it okay on your own. Who needs the Quartermaines, right?
Edward: Close all the doors on him. All right, I'll talk to you tomorrow. Well, hello there, dear. What did you do, come back here to throw yourself on the mercy of the family? Has Jax proven himself to be the cad that he really is?
Skye: I'm here to see Grandmother, so this room is taken.
Edward: Oh. Really? I find it rather odd that you would be spending the peak of the evening visiting your grandmother.
Skye: I thought she might need a shoulder to cry on over her disastrous marriage.
Edward: Oh, what, has the Aussie playboy bailed already?
Skye: Jax happens to be out of the country.
Edward: Oh, womanizing abroad, huh?
Skye: He's on a business trip.
Edward: Is that what he told you?
Alexis: Hey. I'm sorry. I know I should've called.
Ned: Oh, that's all right, just drinking.
Alexis: I've been running late since this afternoon, but I can't use my cell phone anymore unless I pull over and I thought if I pulled over, it would just make me later. Hey, Joan, could I just get a glass of water? Thanks. So anyway, about these things.
Ned: Now, look, first, is everything okay?
Alexis: Yeah. Oh, yes, everything's fine, and that's actually why I was late, because I had an appointment tomorrow and I had a conflict, so I asked if I could reschedule and she said that if I could get over there right away, she could take me right then. Thanks.
Ned: So was everything all right at the appointment?
Alexis: Everything's perfect. Which, before I forget, tell me about Kristina since I left Kellyís.
Ned: Oh. Well, she seemed a little suspicious about us, you know, getting stranded at the cottage, so I told her basically that we, you know, made love until we were cross-eyed. And then, of course, I couldn't tell her anything else because, well, I'm a gentleman. Now tell me what you really want to say but you're trying not to.
Alexis: I asked -- I asked Dr. Meadows to refer me to an ob-gyn that was not connected with General Hospital so I wouldn't take the chance of running into someone that could put two and two together.
Alexis: So she sends me over to Mercy and I'm filling out the forms, and who do I hear? Carly.
Ned: Hmm. What was Carly doing there?
Alexis: I heard her tell the nurse that she was being admitted for something, and I don't think she saw me. At least I hope she didn't see me. Then I get a call from Sonny saying it's important that I see him right away, so I go over there, I meet with him, and the first thing out of my mouth is, "Did you know your wife was over at Mercy Hospital being admitted for something?"
Ned: And I take it Carly neglected to inform Sonny?
Alexis: Oh, of course she didn't. What else is new? I want you to answer me three questions.
Alexis: Number one, why did I jump when Sonny said that he needed to talk to me? Why did I even talk to him in the first place? And then when I talked to him, why did I give him information about his wife? And number three, why did I connect myself to Mercy Hospital? It just gives him the opportunity to figure things out, and you know that he figures things out. This has got to stop.
Sonny: Why didn't you tell me?
Carly: Can I have a moment alone with my husband, please?
Nurse: Oh, of course.
Sonny: You registered as Caroline Morgan. You didn't even use your real name because that's how much you didn't want me to know. Does Jason know?
Carly: No, Jason has no idea I am doing this, and I used his name because I didn't want you to know, either. I don't want to hurt you, Sonny. I didn't want you to know there was a problem because you've already been through so much as it is.
Sonny: We've been through it, I mean, you and me together, and we will -- we will go through this together, okay?
Carly: I didn't want you to have to.
Sonny: I can handle anything. Don't you know that yet? Anything except not knowing the truth. So tell me what's wrong. How serious is it?
Sonny: I want to know everything.
Carly: Well, the doctors, they don't know yet.
Sonny: You been having symptoms or something? Come on, Carly, what's -- what's going on?
Carly: I've been having headaches, okay? But they're probably nothing. The doctor thinks they're nothing. She just wanted to run some tests to make sure.
Sonny: Tests like --
Carly: And I didn't want you to worry, you know?
Sonny: Tests like an MRI?
Carly: Yeah, she mentioned one.
Sonny: How long you been having headaches?
Carly: Since the accident. But the doctor thinks it's probably nothing, that it's just stress.
Sonny: All right, if it's just stress, then we'll work it out, and if it's something more, okay, we'll work that out, too. But I'm going to stay right here and I want to speak to the doctor together and I want to be right here when you have the MRI, okay, because I'm not going to leave your side. So we can just get the results and then we can face them together, okay?
Alexis: He's Sonny. He finds out everything. I mean, I'm pregnant with his kid, for God's sake, and I live right across the hall.
Ned: I thought you were going to move.
Alexis: And what happens four or five months from now? You think no one's going to notice a little weight gain? I mean, whose baby am I supposed to say that this is? Do you think anyone's going to believe that I had a one-night stand? Which is essentially what this was. Of course, I know him, though.
Ned: Don't get mad at me for asking this, but if you were to stop being Sonny's attorney, would that be a serious problem? I mean, I don't want to sound naive, but are attorneys allowed to leave Sonny's business?
Alexis: I haven't worked on anything that would incriminate him.
Ned: Well, look, you're not that far along, so you still have time to come up with a plan, come up with some sort of plausible -- what? Are you -- do I need to take you to the hospital?
Alexis: No, no. I just need to breathe.
Ned: Okay, breathe.
Alexis: I am just going to have to breathe deeply for the next nine months. I can do it better at home. Can we do this later?
Ned: Yeah, yeah, yeah, of course, of course. Are you sure you're okay?
Alexis: I'm fine. I'm positive.
Ned: Okay, look, I'm going to take care of this, but wait, I want to walk you out, okay?
Alexis: Okay, I'll meet you in the lobby.
Ned: Okay. Yeah, thanks. Here you go. See you later.
Edward: Oh, my dear, you have fallen for the oldest line in the book. A business trip, indeed. Now, if Jax had asked you to go with him, you'd have gone, of course, but you're here, so I can only assume that he didn't ask you. Say, did you happen to take my suggestion about calling the former wives of the former C.E.O.s of those companies that he raided? If you do, they'll verify that I'm telling the truth. See, Jax has a long history of seducing and abandoning women when he gets what he wants out of business.
Skye: Jax was my ally. I had to chase him to get him to take the deal.
Edward: Oh, in other words, you played right into his hands. Let me ask you this, dear -- has Jax ever said that he loves you? Well, if he does, you'd be a fool to believe it.
Skye: Have any of us ever lived up to your expectations, Grandfather? I'll wait for Grandmother on the terrace.
Edward: Where exactly did you say Jax was off to?
Skye: I didn't.
Edward: Which means you don't know.
Skye: You're the one who's worried about Jax, aren't you, Grandfather? Otherwise, you wouldn't bother playing these little head games. Jax has you scared, doesn't he?
Edward: No, I'm only trying to help you, my dear. I'll go see what's keeping your grandmother. And, Skye, why don't you call those women that I told you about. If I'm lying, you'll know it.
Luke: What's the matter?
Laura: I don't know. Look at this picture. Look. And that's Amy, right?
Laura: And do you know where that was taken? Do you recognize that staircase?
Luke: Yeah. Isn't that the staircase that goes up to the attic over the garage in the old house your mother used to live in?
Laura: You remember that?
Laura: You're kidding me.
Laura: My mother told me that when I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time over there playing, but I can't remember that at all. Is that kind of weird?
Luke: What are you talking about? I mean, how can you not remember the attic above the garage of the house that you haven't lived in since you were 17? I mean, you haven't got any other great gaps in your memory. You still remember the birth of your children.
Luke: Yeah. And you remember that skinny, frizzy-haired, weird guy that you married at the time.
Luke: Yeah. Well, those are the important things. They are. Come here. Next to -- you know, everything else is really superfluous beyond that, so there's nothing to -- I think you can live just fine without remembering the attic above the garage of the house, yada, yada.
Laura: Yeah, yeah, okay. I think I get it.
Luke: I mean, I don't even remember that place that well myself. I remember Lesley kept suitcases or something up there, and I do remember one time when we were at the house that Amy went up to get something and saw some rats and came screaming down the stairs, scaring the bejesus out of everybody. Do you remember that?
Luke: Well, then you're cured. Come here.
A.J.: Whoa, whoa. Add a couple zeroes and we got ourselves a deal.
A.J.: This is over 300 years old, gold-embossed. This is museum material.
Man: Okay, I'll throw in another 300.
A.J.: You --
Man: Hey, if you can find someone who'll pay more for that, sell it to them.
A.J.: All right, whoa, whoa. Fine.
A.J.: Oh, this is just great. All right, so what did Fenneman do, huh? What, he tell you I called to arrange a sale and you told him to rip me off?
Jason: I know him, but I wouldn't do business with that guy.
A.J.: Oh, right, you just happen to be walking by, right? All right, then do me a favor -- in the future, what fence do you and Sonny use? Oh, I forgot. You guys don't do anything illegal, now do you?
A.J.: Since you have ice in your veins, Jase, you probably don't know what it's like to care enough about a woman to try to give her a decent life. Or what it feels like to love someone so much that you'd rather steal than break a promise to her. Or what being out of work feels like. Oh, no. My bad. No, you have a brilliant career. Making the family proud, aren't you? You know what they say -- can't raise a doctor, raise a hit man for the mob.
Carly: Sonny, will you just please go home and make our plans for Martinique and call the priest who married us and see if he can renew our wedding vows.
Sonny: You're scared. Otherwise, you would've told me about the headaches and the tests. I'm not leaving.
Carly: No, you know what -- I didn't tell you because I didn't want to worry you.
Sonny: I'm not worried.
Sonny: Why do you want to get rid of me?
Carly: It's stress, remember? Come on, Sonny --
Doctor: Ms. Morgan?
Doctor: I'm Dr. Katz, the specialist that'll be doing the procedure.
Sonny: Hey, Sonny Corinthos.
Carly: Doctor, will you please, please tell my husband that it would be better, that it would be less stressful if he weren't here?
Dr. Katz: What I'll be doing is a very simple, common procedure --
Carly: You see, it's a simple, simple, common procedure, so please, will you tell him to go home and get some rest and I'm in very good hands here?
Sonny: Okay, you know what -- I want to be with Carly when she hears the results.
Carly: The results are going to show that I'm fine.
Dr. Katz: Your wife is right. This problem is usually stress-related and I'll end up prescribing a nice, long, leisurely vacation. But if the tests do show that something is wrong, there are several surgical alternatives, as well as other therapies with a high success ratio. Could be a long haul, but --
Sonny: Okay, you know what, Doctor, can you just bottom-line this for me? What's the worst that can happen?
Carly: Okay, excuse me, excuse me. This is my appointment and I don't really want to hear the worst-case scenario because nothing is wrong with me. Doctor, will you please just tell my husband that my life is not in danger, that no matter what you find, you -- tell him I'm not going to die.
Dr. Katz: Your wife's regular doctor has examined Carly for things like cancer and ruled that out. Carly's condition is not life-threatening, I can absolutely assure you of that.
Carly: You see? Will you just go home and -- do what we talked about. There's nothing you can do here.
Sonny: Okay. If there's any problem, can you call? I'm going to leave my number at the front desk, if that's all right.
Dr. Katz: I'm limited by patient-doctor confidentiality.
Carly: You know, just stop. Stop pressuring my doctor, okay? Go on home already.
Sonny: All right.
Carly: All right? Come here first --
Carly: Because I love you.
Sonny: All right. See you.
Carly: Thank you.
Dr. Katz: Your husband doesn't know that you could be infertile.
Carly: He has no idea.
Alexis: Dr. Bonds, thank you again for waiting for me.
Dr. Bonds: Oh, just part of the job. Are you still cramping?
Alexis: It's not really a cramp. I'm just getting a twinge or -- I just want to make sure everything's okay.
Dr. Bonds: Okay, come on.
Boy: Who is it?
Zander: Hey, Andrew, it's Zander. I'm a friend of your mom's.
Andrew: Mom, it's someone named Zander.
Zander: Hey, buddy.
Zander: Is your mama here?
Andrew: She's sick.
Zander: Yeah, that's what I heard.
Lisa: Andrew, honey, would you not open the door until I tell you it's okay? Oh, my God. Zander.
Lisa: Come in.
Zander: Yeah, yeah.
Zander: Do I get a hug?
Lisa: Please don't tell me I look good. I know I look like hell.
Zander: No, no, you look fine. Maybe a little tired, but you look great.
Lisa: And you are still a liar and a con man. It's so good to see you.
Skye: Jasper Jacks' room, s'il vous plait. Merci.
Woman: Oui, bonjour? Hello? Hello?
Jax: No one there?
Woman: Wrong number.
Jax: Well, let's see what you brought.
Woman: It took a great deal of work to secure the necklace we discussed. I hope it will meet your expectations. Exquisite, isn't it?
Jax: Yes, this would look very nice on Skye. Would you mind trying it on?
Woman: Not at all.
Skye: Where's Grandmother?
Edward: Oh, it's her annual garden club dinner party. It completely slipped my mind. But this doesn't mean --
Skye: You know, Grandfather, it's really pathetic, your attempt to make me doubt Jax. It really didn't work.
Edward: No, wait, wait, I'm just trying to help you, my dear, and I have this for you. Look. Here's Jax's room number. Number 923 in Paris, hotel --
Skye: I know where Jax is, all right? He tells me everything. He's not using me and he never will. He cares about me in a way that you will never, ever understand.
Edward: Oh, he cares? Of course, he cares greatly, my dear, but only about winning.
Skye: Go to hell.
Courtney: Here you are.
Courtney: Okay, let's get this over with. What, are you here on orders from my brother to check up on me or something?
Jason: I'm not here for Sonny or to bother you or to make your husband mad. I'm here because I like to eat, so maybe another waitress should cover this table.
Courtney: No, I can wait on you. Look, I'm really sorry about yesterday. You know, you went out of your way to help me with that customer and I showed my appreciation by dissing you when A.J. showed up and freaked out. Anyway, the special today -- it's chicken with ricotta and parmesan cheese and served with --
A.J.: Couldn't wait, could you, little brother?
Courtney: A.J., what happened to your meeting with your boss? Was there a meeting?
A.J.: Could we discuss this in private, please?
Courtney: A.J., do you have a job?
A.J.: You must be loving this.
Courtney: Would you forget about fighting with your brother for a second and answer me?
A.J.: Why don't you do it for me, Jason? You two seem to be pretty good friends now.
Jason: Know what, I just -- I eat here. But I've changed my mind. Thank you for telling me the specials.
A.J.: She doesn't want your charity.
Jason: If you don't need it, find someone else who does.
A.J.: Don't take his money.
Courtney: We need it, A.J. There's no job, is there? The dinner, the meeting, getting hired -- that was all a lie?
A.J.: Courtney, it's impossible. Okay, aside from washing dishes or pumping gas, it's impossible to get a job in an afternoon, okay?
Courtney: Then why did you tell me you did?
A.J.: Maybe because I'm desperate to stop you from wearing tops like this and flaunting yourself and giving every guy in this place the impression you're easy.
Zander: Oh, come on, of the three of us, I was never the most wasted.
Lisa: Oh, come on. Korn? Buffalo? Life is Peachy tour?
Zander: All right, well, yeah, except for that time. What?
Lisa: Have you ever been tested?
Zander: Yeah. Yeah, you know, I've been in a couple fights and when I go to the hospital they always do an HIV test. Yeah, I'm negative.
Lisa: Promise me something on my life -- that you'll always know who you're sleeping with and that you'll always use protection.
Zander: Yeah, yeah. Yeah.
Lisa: By the time I took the test, I already had full-blown AIDS. I had to force Frank to get tested. And, of course, it came back negative. But, you know, I bet you he's never taken the second one.
Zander: You mean he could be --
Lisa: Yeah. He's got it. I mean, come on, Zander, you know how it was with us. It would've been a miracle if he didn't have it.
Zander: So you mean if a girl asks him, he's going to say he's negative? So what's going to happen to Andrew?
Lisa: My parents will take him.
Zander: Is there anything I can do?
Lisa: Two things. First, you can come up with a cure, fast. Like tomorrow would be good. And you can keep your promise to me. Especially since it was on my life.
Zander: I will, I will, okay? I said it was a promise. How you paying for things?
Lisa: Why? Do you have money?
Zander: Actually, I do have some.
Lisa: A lot?
Lisa: There is something.
Zander: What? Anything.
Lisa: Andrew has always wanted to go to Disney World. When you hear that I'm gone, I know he's going to be really sad. Would you take him for me? I know it's a lot to ask.
Zander: I've got a better idea, and he'll never forget this -- you take him.
Lisa: If you think I'm going to give this back --
Zander: I donít. I donít.
Lisa: I don't know what to say.
Lisa: Every night, Andrew prays for an angel to come and make his mommy better. Tonight the angel came.
Andrew: Mommy, I'm ready for you to tuck me in.
Lisa: Oh, come here, baby.
Zander: Hey, you know, I'm going to go.
Lisa: Wait a second.
Zander: No, you know what? Why don't you let this be between you and him? Can I write on this?
Zander: Yeah? Give you my address and phone number. Hey, Andrew. You stay the great kid you are, okay?
Zander: You take care of your mommy for me, all right? All right. Here. Now, you let me know if you need anything, okay? I mean that. Anything.
Lisa: We'll send you a post card.
Zander: Okay. Okay.
Zander: All right.
Lisa: Thank you, Zander. Thank you.
Zander: You got it. See you.
Zander: Elizabeth. Hey, it's Zander. This is important. I really need to talk to you. Elizabeth, if you're there, will you pick up?
Jason: Do you want to be alone?
Courtney: Yeah. No. I don't know what I want. I'm not even sure where I should go.
A.J.: "We are double-edged blades. Every time we whet our virtue, the return stroke strops our vice." Henry David Thoreau. A very wise man.
Bartender: A.J., I'd love to sit here and chew on the 19th century with you, but I have other customers. Do you want a martini or not?
A.J.: Of course I want one. But will I order one? You see, that is the dilemma of my life.
Skye: Bartender, when you get a chance.
Dr. Bonds: I'm confident your baby's all right, but its mama should probably lay off the fast-food burritos for the duration of the pregnancy, or at least for the remainder of the first trimester.
Carly: Shh, shh.
Orderly: What's going on?
Dr. Bonds: I'll see you at your next appointment.
Alexis: All right, thank you again. Bye.
Carly: How would you like to make an extra 100 bucks tonight, nothing illegal?
Orderly: Keep talking.
Carly: You know that snooty woman in the suit, the one who just left? Follow her out to the car; tell me what kind of car she gets in. I'll be in my room.
Orderly: 100 bucks cash?
Carly: Yes, 100. Go!
Sonny: Hey. How were the tests?
Sonny: Is everything okay?
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Jason: If you want to talk, I'll listen. People say I'm good at it.
Skye: I saw you stealing from the family.
Ned: Trust me.
Sonny: Let me see.
Carly: Sonny, Sonny, no.