GH Transcript Monday 1/13/03


General Hospital Transcript Monday 1/13/03

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Amelia

Dr. Novarro: Kristina is making excellent progress.

Alexis: Oh, good. How's her weight?

Dr. Novarro: Up another three ounces.

Alexis: Oh, great. How about her heartbeat?

Dr. Novarro: Well, all her vital signs are strong and steady. Her color is good and her muscle tone and reflexes are improving rapidly.

Alexis: I am so happy to hear you say that. Thank you.

Dr. Novarro: Enjoy your visit.

Alexis: Thanks. Dr. Novarro? I have another matter that concerns my daughter's well-being.

Dr. Novarro: What's that?

Alexis: I'd like to request that Ned Ashton no longer have access to my child.

Ned: "Dressed to kill" is suddenly taking on a whole new meaning.

Faith: Hmm, you think people will notice me?

Ned: Don't they always?

Faith: Well, I need to be seen in public tonight -- the innocent, young widow out for a stroll.

Ned: Hmm, what distinctly non-innocent activity is this a cover for?

Faith: We're sending our first message to Sonny Corinthos any minute now.

Ned: You don't waste time.

Faith: Well, why wait? Carly's already started work on her new club.

Ned: Yeah, a venture her husband is putting up all the cash for.

Faith: Sonny has made a very poor investment.

Ned: Yeah. The beginning of a terrible streak of bad luck for Mr. Corinthos.

[Phone rings]

Cameron: Yeah? What happened? Yeah, I'll hold.

Cameron: Yeah. What'd you do now? I'll be right there.

Carly: My husband is not out of town.

Scott: Well, he's not here, he's not at the office.

Carly: Well, he must be out at a business meeting then.

Scott: Oh, he's out, all right -- out of Port Charles, could be out of the U.S.A.

Carly: Sonny can't leave the country because if he did, he'd be violating his bail.

Scott: Right. He would never break the law.

Carly: Oh, never.

Scott: Uh-uh. Let's just cut it out here, okay? He's gone and I'm issuing a warrant for his arrest.

Carly: You're going to look like a fool when he comes walking through the doors of the PCPD.

Scott: I've looked like one before. I'll take that chance.

Carly: Well, you know that the whole town knows that you have a vendetta against Sonny. You sure you want to risk losing the little bit of faith they have left in you?

Scott: Yeah.

[Knock on door]

Scott: Uh-oh. Who's that?

Marco: You have a visitor.

Carly: Ah, well, show them in.

Faith: Good evening.

Jason: So you saw Alcazar holding someone prisoner in South America. How can you be sure it was Ric?

Brenda: Because I saw his face. It looked just like Ric.

Jason: And you're just starting suddenly to remember this?

Jax: She knows what she saw.

Jason: What made you remember it was Ric, exactly?

Brenda: I don't know. I'm having memories, just, you know, little flashes of them, ever since I've been off the drugs, and then you came in and I made the connection. You know, maybe it's because the first time I ever saw Ric was with you in court. And I knew that I'd seen him before. See, and we were thinking, right, that this might be someone from Luis' past. So I was trying to remember, did I ever meet any of his business associates? No. But I remember some people coming to the house in South America --

Jason: And Ric was one of these guys?

Brenda: Yeah. They were in the room. They were arguing. I walked over. I heard Luis yelling at him, saying he had stolen from him. I peeked in and I saw Ric's face.

Jason: When was this?

Brenda: Had to be over a year ago.

Jax: Now, what about -- what about the guy you saw in the hallway the night Alcazar was murdered?

Jason: What guy?

Brenda: The guy that I saw right before you grabbed me.

Jax: Yeah, he had a gun. I mean, could that have been Ric?

Sonny: Alcazar had you put in prison in South America. That's why you planned to kill him, right?

Ric: It's complicated.

Sonny: You wanted revenge. So you got out of prison and you tracked Alcazar to Port Charles.

Ric: Now you're making assumptions.

Sonny: You going to deny it, Ric?

Ric: All right, I admit I followed Alcazar here.

Sonny: Then you went to his room and you shoved him off the balcony.

Ric: No.

Sonny: Then you covered your tracks by positioning yourself to defend Jason when the prime suspect --

Ric: All right, yes --

Sonny: Don't lie to me.

Ric: Yes, I -- I hated Luis Alcazar, all right? I wanted him dead. But somebody got to him before I did. The closest I got to him was in the alleyway outside the Port Charles hotel to look up just in time to see him fall from that balcony onto a parked car. I did not kill him.

Brenda: It could've been Ric.

Jason: No, you said you never saw his face.

Jax: She saw enough.

Brenda: Wait, are you talking about the guy in the hallway?

Jason: Yes, the guy in the hallway.

Brenda: Well, yeah, I didn't see his face, but he had the same hair color, he was the same height. I'm almost positive that it was Ric.

Jason: Almost isn't good enough, Brenda.

Jax: Why are you badgering her?

Jason: Quit leading her to think something, Jax.

Brenda: I'm having a gut feeling about this. I think it was him.

Jason: No, no, Jax just put that idea in your head.

Jax: Why are you resisting this so much?

Jason: Because she needs to be sure about this.

Brenda: But the pieces fit, don't they?

Jax: I think Brenda's right. Ric imprisoned Alcazar, then he came back to town for revenge. He killed Alcazar and now he's framing Brenda.

Brenda: Yes!

Jason: Now, where you going?

Jax: I'm going to find Ric.

Jason: And do what?

Jax: Stop him from getting away with murder.

Jason: Well, you got no proof. All you have is Brenda's word.

Jax: Good enough for me.

Jason: Yeah, I know, of course it is, but she's the prime suspect. It's never going to fly.

Jax: All right, fine, if you've got a better idea, I'm listening.

Jason: Hey, if Ric is the killer, okay, you're going to need proof because if you don't have it, you're just going to give him time to cover his tracks.

Jax: So, in other words, you want to wait. What, for Sonny's input? You know, Sonny keeps stringing Brenda along, telling her that he's going to get her out of this. So what's the plan? I mean, how many more witnesses are you going to threaten? How many people are going to end up at the bottom of the harbor to rig this trial? I'm sorry, but I've moved on to plan B.

Jason: I'm just saying it's not smart 'til you have proof.

Jax: I'm not going to put Brenda's life in the hands of some thug and hope for the best.

Jason: Okay.

Jax: Okay.

[Door slams]

Jason: You need to stop that idiot before he gets you put in prison.

Sonny: Brenda saw a man in the hallway of the hotel the night of the murder. Was that you?

Ric: Yes, it was.

Sonny: You were on your way to Alcazar's room to kill him?

Ric: No, Alcazar was already dead. I saw him fall.

Sonny: Then why didn't you leave? Why did you go into the hotel?

Ric: I thought it was a good idea to maybe go into his hotel room and remove any documents --

Sonny: Well, that's pretty risky there, isn't it, Ric?

Ric: It was a chance I thought I should take.

Sonny: Well -- thin story you got there.

Ric: Come on, Sonny, it's the truth. I went up to the 14th floor and I went to the hotel suite. That's when I saw Brenda running through the corridor, panicking and hysterical. She looked like she didn't know where she was going.

Sonny: So you turned away?

Ric: I didn't want her to see me.

Sonny: You ain't said nothing to the cops.

Ric: Why would I do that? What would that achieve for either of us?

Sonny: You're not looking out for Brenda. You're out to try to save your own skin. You know why? Because you're the killer. You're the one who found Ida hanged in her room. You paid her to lie, say she saw Brenda, and then you killed her off to lock her testimony.

Ric: Okay, so why would I stick around town, huh? Why wouldn't I just cut my losses and just leave? Why would I come to you and try to get a job?

Sonny: Because you wanted to get close enough to Jason to frame him.

Ric: Oh, come on, Sonny.

Sonny: You wanted to work me. It didn't work. Then you try to work my wife! Get her to trust you, impress her with your legal skills. I don't care about that stuff.

Ric: All right, fine, fine, you're so convinced, you turn me in. Do it. But I'll tell you something -- you do that and you're going to be the one who puts the final nail in Brenda's coffin.

Zander: Dad, I don't know what happened.

Cameron: You killed him. You killed your own brother!

Man: Hey, Zander. What's up? Oh, you still pretending you don't know your friends from your dealing days?

Zander: No, I remember. There's just a couple things I wish I could forget.

Man: You need a ticket to oblivion, I'm your man.

Cameron: Could you explain your rationale for shutting off Ned's visitation rights to his child?

Alexis: I thought that I already had. Checking up on me, I see, huh?

Cameron: A colleague told me about it.

Alexis: Cameron, I should never have discussed this with you in the first place. It's between Ned and me.

Cameron: Alexis, there are fathers out there who want nothing to do with their children. If you shut Ned off from his daughter --

Alexis: Ned is not Kristina's father, okay?

Cameron: Alexis, this has nothing to do with biology, and you know it.

Alexis: Why is this so hard for everyone to understand?

Cameron: You're ignoring what's best for her. You're so wrapped up in your own agenda that you've thrown reality out the window.

Alexis: Are you going to talk to me now about reality?

Cameron: Ned is the baby's father. If you come between him and Kristina now, you'll create a rift that will only grow worse with time.

Alexis: Cameron, your feeling that you were a failure with your children is not the issue here. What happened with you and your sons is an entirely different matter.

Cameron: Don't be so sure.

Scott: Well, well, well. What do we have here? A little get-together of the mob wives?

Carly: I barely know this woman.

Scott: What's the occasion? Game of canasta? Bake sale? Turf war?

Carly: Yeah, what is the occasion?

Faith: I just happened to be in the neighborhood, thought I'd drop in for a visit.

Carly: Oh, did you?

Scott: Yeah. Excuse me, Carly. I'm sure you could use all the friends you can get right now, with your husband gone and all your enemies just circling around.

Faith: I'm handling it.

Scott: I'm sure you are.

Faith: Yeah, could you give Carly and I a minute alone? You know, that bake sale's coming up soon.

Scott: Hmm, I would love to taste your cookies. Give me a call when they're baked.

Faith: Hmm. I'll keep that in mind.

Scott: Okay.

Carly: Scott?

Scott: Yeah? Yeah.

Carly: Bye-bye.

Scott: Listen, so long, girls, but if your husband is not back by tomorrow, he's listed as a fugitive.

[Door closes]

Faith: Sonny's out of town?

Carly: What do you want?

Faith: I came about the club. See, I happened to be passing by Kelly's and I thought I heard a sound in the basement.

Carly: Really? What kind of sound?

Faith: I'm not sure. Running water, possibly. But, then, people are always saying they hear all kinds of things coming from there -- you know, restless spirits and so on. Not that I believe that kind of thing.

Carly: You just happened to be passing by my club?

Faith: Oh, well, I feel a connection to the place. I mean, after all, it belonged to my family.

Carly: Right, so the sounds could be the ghosts of your ancestors -- I mean, if you believe in that sort of thing.

Faith: Well, you know, I did read a book about that once. This family was murdered in their home, and then the new people moved in, disturbing the spirits, unleashing a curse. Bad luck befell the new owners and all sorts of terrible things started to happen.

Carly: Well, sounds like the writer of that book had a very vivid imagination.

Faith: Oh, no, people were hurt, some even died.

Carly: Well, how'd they break that curse?

Faith: They didn't. They gave up. They moved out. But, you know, I don't want to scare you. It's just a story.

[Phone rings]

Carly: Excuse me. Hello? Really? Flooding in Kelly's basement? Well, did you check? Yeah, it sounds like a pipe burst. Okay, I'll be there.

Faith: What a shame. I hope the club isn't ruined.

Carly: Listen, I don't believe in ghosts and I don't believe in curses, but I can spot sabotage a mile away.

Faith: Hey, I was just trying to be helpful. You know, I'm sure Sonny has invested quite a bit of money in your new little venture, and it would be tragic if he were to lose it all.

Carly: I don't respond well to threats.

Faith: Just a friendly little warning.

Nikolas: Hey.

Gia: Hey.

Nikolas: Think I could --

Gia: I just need to finish this one last paragraph. Hey, wait, wait, I need those.

Nikolas: Well, know what -- they're right next to the bed.

Gia: No, seriously, I don't want to lose my train of thought. This is really complicated. Nikolas, what's wrong with you?

Nikolas: Forget it. Forget it.

Gia: It's too late now. Spill.

Nikolas: I just -- I just came from the hospital, Gia, okay, and they wouldn't let me in to see my baby cousin.

Gia: Yeah, Alexis is restricting Kristina's visitors.

Nikolas: Oh, so you knew?

Gia: Well, you know, I dropped by some papers for the nurses and they told me. Look, I'm sorry. I should've called you, but I've just been really, really --

Nikolas: Really busy. Yeah, so I've heard. Why don't you tell me, what's going on with Alexis?

Ned: Hey. How's my beautiful little girl? How did her weekly checkup go?

Nurse: Very well, Mr. Ashton.

Ned: Good. Listen, if anyone needs me, I'm going to be with Kristina for the next hour or so, okay?

Nurse: Um, you can't go back there.

Ned: What are you talking about? I thought that she's doing well.

Nurse: She is. Uh, but you're not allowed to visit her.

Ned: What?

Nurse: I'm sorry, the doctor gave specific orders.

Ned: Is Alexis in ICU. Right now?

Nurse: Yeah.

Ned: Okay, good, you tell her that I need to speak to her right now. You tell her that it involves the youngest member of the Corinthos family.

Zander: It's all there?

Man: Good riddance to the new, improved Zander.

Zander: What was so improved about him?

Man: You faked it pretty well for a while there.

Zander: Well, you can't walk away from what you were. It's always there, right behind you, walking in your footsteps.

Ric: Ida was a suicide and I didn't kill Alcazar. There's no forensic evidence linking me to the crime.

Sonny: That's because you know how to cover your tracks.

Ric: No, I told you before, see, I was in the alleyway. I looked up, I saw him fall from the rail.

Sonny: You want evidence? I got witnesses who will testify you and Alcazar were enemies.

Ric: Okay. All right. But even if you can connect me to Alcazar, can you prove that I saw him in Port Charles? Can you prove that I was at the hotel suite? I wasn't. But see now, Brenda, that's a different story. See, Brenda's already admitted that she tried to kill Alcazar with a knife. I mean, her fingerprints are all over the weapon.

Sonny: No, she admitted stabbing him, not killing him.

Ric: No, no, there are two eyewitnesses on record saying that she killed Alcazar.

Sonny: They lied.

Ric: Well, Sonny, you know, it's their word against hers. You know, who do you think the jury's going to believe? Now, I doubt you want to be the one to make her case any worse.

Sonny: Brenda's innocent because I'm looking right at the killer.

Ric: Okay, you know what, let me put it in terms maybe that you'll understand. If you go to the police and you tell them that I was at Alcazar's hotel that night, I'm going to be forced to testify that I saw Brenda running through that corridor all panicky and hysterical and Jason leading her out of the hotel. See, I'm the eyewitness that can prove the D.A.'s theory of a murder conspiracy. My testimony could convict both Jason and Brenda.

Sonny: Okay, let me put this in a way that maybe you can understand. It would be very, very unwise for you to testify against Jason and Brenda.

Ric: I'll be fine as long as you and Brenda reciprocate. Now, look, I haven't gone to the cops yet and I don't plan to. I don't want to cause any trouble.

Sonny: I don't want you to come near me or my family again. As far as Carly, you cut off all ties you have with her. It's done, okay?

Ric: You're making a mistake.

Sonny: No, the mistake is you should've run when you had the chance.

Jason: You got to stop running your mouth to Jax.

Brenda: Oh, okay, I'll just stop talking to Jax.

Jason: No, see, why do you have to have this attitude? Okay, you and I are in this together. Jax may think he's helping us, but he's making the situation worse for both of us.

Brenda: I can't control Jax.

Jason: Going after witnesses? Smart.

Brenda: I'm not his keeper. What do you want me to do? He's not stupid, you know.

Jason: Just stop him from screwing up this case.

Brenda: Listen, he is on our side. What are you so worried about?

Jason: He's about to hand you a murder conviction, Brenda.

Brenda: He wants us both to go free.

Jason: Okay.

Brenda: He does.

Jason: Yeah, sure he does. That's why he went to Baldwin and tried to sell me out.

Brenda: No, you're going to bring up the thing with Alexis.

Jason: No, I'm just telling you --

Brenda: He made a mistake! He freaked out.

Jason: Okay, that's exactly my point. Jax might be smart when it comes to business, but when it comes to you, it's like he's --

Brenda: He's in love, yes, he's in love. I'm sorry. You know, I don't know if you know this or not, but people don't always act rationally when they're in love.

Jason: Yeah, but this is a murder case.

Brenda: Well, I trust him.

Jason: I don't.

Brenda: I don't care if you don't trust him. I'm not going to cut him out of my life because you don't trust him.

Jason: You're going to lose him anyway when he gets us sent to prison.

Brenda: Listen, he loves me, all right? Yeah, he did the stupid thing. It's over. He's not going to do anything else that's going to bug you, all right, I promise. Just let him go and do this. I mean -- you know what? Forget it. You could never understand this because you don't love anybody. I mean, maybe you could try and think back far enough to when you actually loved someone and you would do anything for them, you know, you'd break any rule for them.

Jason: You don't know anything about me, Brenda.

Gia: Any better?

Nikolas: Yeah. Sorry that I jumped on you.

Gia: No, I should've seen that you were upset.

Nikolas: Yeah, well, that doesn't mean that I should take it out on you. Okay?

Gia: My stuff is all over the place.

Nikolas: Yeah, well, I agree, and that can be a little annoying at times.

Gia: Well, I could work at the library from now on.

Nikolas: No. Please, no. I would barely see you, like I do now, okay?

Gia: Well, then we're going to need another maid because obviously Mrs. Lansbury's falling down on the job.

Nikolas: Okay.

Gia: Look, about the hospital -- I don't know what's going on, but I'm sure Alexis didn't mean to keep you away from Kristina.

Nikolas: How would I know that? You know, I mean, I barely recognize Alexis anymore. She's so erratic with her pregnancy, this trial. I mean, I've never seen her like this.

Gia: I think Alexis is overcompensating.

Nikolas: For what?

Gia: Maybe it's because she had a baby with her sister's boyfriend or maybe because she never backed off work when she knew she was putting her baby at risk. Anyone would crack under that kind of pressure.

Nikolas: I know, it's just that she doesn't have to do it alone, okay?

Gia: Well, for whatever reason, Alexis isn't all that receptive to getting help, including mine.

Nikolas: So it's been that bad, really?

Gia: Let's just put it this way -- I could do without the short temper and the demanding voicemail.

Nikolas: All right, so let me ask you something -- why are you sticking around?

Gia: She needs help. I'm available.

Nikolas: No, I think it's more than that. It's because she's my family and you're doing this because of me.

Alexis: I got your message.

Ned: Good. So, you're cutting me off from seeing Kristina because you saw me with another woman?

Alexis: That's hardly the problem.

Ned: Then what's the problem?

Alexis: Ned, you and I need to take a step back from this and assess what's going on here.

Ned: I know what's going on. Kristina is my daughter. I plan to be a part of her life.

Alexis: Ned, she is not your daughter.

Ned: Don't start in on this again, please. I beg you.

Alexis: When you stepped up and told Sonny that you were the father of the baby, I thought that was incredibly noble and incredibly rash, and I told you so at the time.

Ned: Until you realized it was your only chance of keeping the truth from Sonny.

Alexis: I didn't feel like I had any other choice at the time.

Ned: You went right along with it, Alexis, right down to my name on the birth certificate.

Alexis: I wish I had thought about the long-term repercussions.

Ned: Wait a minute. So what are you saying? You now see me as an unfit father?

Alexis: I didn't at the time, but now there are other factors.

Ned: Such as?

Alexis: Such as what appeared to be a legal threat in the form of trying to pay Kristina's medical records. And then, of course, it's your choice in women.

Ned: What do you care what women I see? We're hardly in a relationship.

Alexis: You're dating a mobster's widow.

Ned: Oh, hardly dating.

Alexis: Everything that you and I have done has been to keep Kristina from having any connection to organized crime --

Ned: Give me an ounce of credit here, okay?

Alexis: And you're sleeping with Faith Rosco?

Ned: I know how to separate my personal life from my duties as a father, all right?

Alexis: Another factor -- your motive in all this, your motive in persisting in this, Ned. You're a bachelor. You have places to go, people to see. Doesn't a child complicate your life?

Ned: Kristina is hardly a complication. I love that child and I plan to be a part of her life. And I know you may not believe this, but my feelings for this little girl have nothing to do with you.

Alexis: Ned, I'm the reason that you claimed to be her father in the first place.

Ned: Yes. That's true. You're right. And I did have a fleeting idea that you and I might be able to work things out, but you straightened me out on that a few months ago and I am past that.

Alexis: I'm concerned about your motives.

Ned: No, that child is my daughter and I love her. And if you're saying that I am not the father, then you must be saying that Sonny is. And I may just have to let him know.

Ric: Oh, what the hell --

Ric: Yeah, Elizabeth, do you have the number to the plumber that you use at Kelly's? Okay. Okay, thanks.

Carly: Oh, great, great.

Ric: Yeah, looks like that rusty pipe finally burst.

Carly: No, these pipes have been fine all these years. But it is strange, though, how they burst right after Faith Rosco showed up making thinly veiled threats.

Ric: Oh, you think she had something to do with it?

Carly: Oh, she picked the wrong person to mess with because we are going to take her down so fast, she isn't going to know what happened to her. I want you to get a list of all of her assets --

Ric: Look, I can't help you.

Carly: What? No, Benny knows all the former associates.

Ric: No, Carly, I need to tell you I can't work with you anymore.

Carly: Why not?

Ric: Something happened.

Carly: Something like Sonny? That was him on the phone earlier, wasn't it? It wasn't a paralegal. Sonny's back in town and he wanted to talk to you.

Ric: He thinks that I killed Luis Alcazar.

Carly: Well, did you?

Jason: You know, just because I don't run around like you and Jax, screaming about your great love for everyone to hear, doesn't mean I can't feel, okay? I have people that I care about, and sometimes you might make a wrong decision because you don't want to hurt that person because doing what they need is more important than doing what's right or what's easy.

Brenda: What are you talking about?

Jason: What do you mean?

Brenda: I mean, are you talking about Robin or -- or are you talking about someone else?

Jason: No, I was just making a point.

Brenda: It's fine. Just I've never heard you talk that long before. You're not talking about Robin, are you?

Jason: No, will you just drop it, okay?

Brenda: Well, you know, I am your wife. I mean, I do have the right to know, you know, if there's another woman.

Jason: Well, I don't even know what you're talking about right now.

Brenda: Just give me a clue. Just give me a clue about who you're talking about. Is she blonde? Are you talking about a blonde girl? What, is she brunette? Is she short? Is it Elizabeth?

Jason: Why don't you go find Jax.

Brenda: Do I know her? All right. I have to know her. Everyone knows everyone in this town. She'd have to be passive, domestic, definitely a girly-girl. Well, just tell me! Why do you have to keep it a secret?

Jason: Will you just shut up?

Brenda: What's the big secret? What, is she married?

Sonny: Hey. What's going on?

Brenda: Oh. I'll just ask you.

Gia: Don't mistake me for someone selfless. I get a lot out of working for Alexis.

Nikolas: Mood swings, sudden disappearances?

Gia: And legal training and brownie points from my amazing fiancÚ.

Nikolas: Mm-hmm.

Gia: Who just happens to come from an extremely difficult family.

Nikolas: Gia, come on, my uncle -- he never checks in, my mother's in a hospital 3,000 miles away. What family?

Gia: You're feeling a little disconnected.

Nikolas: Yeah, I am. And you're spending all your time helping Alexis, and that's great.

Gia: Just give her time. Alexis loves you.

Nikolas: I love her back. You see, but the thing is you -- you're my real family. You know, you love me by choice, not by obligation.

Gia: Don't say it like it's such an achievement. You're easy to love -- most of the time.

Nikolas: Yeah, well, then the rest of the time, you love me back. That's what I love. See, you don't give up, and that's why I know that you are going to be an amazing wife, not to mention an incredible attorney, okay?

Gia: I love that you believe in me.

Nikolas: I do. I do. And we will have everything and anything you want, no question. Hey, that's what you want, right?

Gia: I always thought so. Now I'm looking at what's happening with Alexis, and she's so smart and driven, you know. She makes being a superlawyer look easy. And I guess I just figured it would be the same when she became a mom.

Nikolas: Okay, so what -- what are you saying?

Gia: That maybe to do one thing right, you have to give up the other.

Nikolas: No. No, see, not you. You're different. Besides, you are forgetting one really, really important thing.

Gia: What's that?

Nikolas: You'll have me every step of the way by your side, okay?

Alexis: I should've spoken with you before cutting off your visitation.

Ned: You can't keep me from seeing Kristina.

Alexis: Apparently not. Why are you doing this? Why are you trying to force your way into the life of a child that isn't even yours?

Ned: Kristina is mine in every way that matters. I was with you throughout your pregnancy. I was there for the miracle of her birth. I've sat with her every day since. She's named after your sister, a woman I loved and who died because of our secret.

Alexis: Which is why I've tried to protect her all the more.

Ned: And I feel exactly the same way.

Alexis: Then why are you threatening me?

Ned: Because you're threatening me. I only have Kristina's best interests at heart.

Alexis: It seems otherwise.

Ned: Because of faith?

Alexis: Because you're scaring me. I know in my heart, Ned, that you would never intentionally do anything to hurt me or the baby because you and I have a past. Kristina's real father, you know he would stop at nothing to gain sole custody. He would threaten you, bully you, sue you, bribe you. He would even kidnap her. You know that, don't you?

Alexis: Yes.

Ned: Well, all I'm asking for is reasonable visitation. I love this girl. I'll never hurt her or bring violence into her life. So what do you say? Who do you want to be Kristina's father, me or Sonny?

Sonny: You driving Jason crazy? Okay, now, I got information about the murder that can prove your innocence.

Brenda: Really?

Sonny: Ric and Alcazar were business associates in South America. Alcazar put Ric in prison.

Brenda: I just remembered this. Ric and Luis were both at the house. Luis was really mad. He was yelling at him.

Sonny: Okay, when Ric got out of prison, he came to Port Charles to kill Alcazar.

Brenda: See? That is the guy who I saw in the hall.

Sonny: Okay, we need more evidence before --

Jason: Well, it's too late for that because Brenda just told Jax everything and he took off after Ric.

Sonny: Okay.

Brenda: So what? He's just trying to help us.

Sonny: What's he going to do, drag Ric into the PCPD?

Jason: Yeah, who knows what he's going to do.

Brenda: Well, exactly. None of us know what he's going to do, so I'll call him and I'll find out.

Sonny: He's going to ruin everything.

Brenda: He's just trying to do --

Sonny: That stupid boyfriend of yours is going to put you behind bars for the rest of your life, Brenda.

Ric: Yeah, it's true. I did come here planning on killing Alcazar, but I never got the chance.

Carly: You sure had motive.

Ric: Well, I hated him. I spent months in that prison imagining how I could get my revenge on him for putting me in there in the first place. I had the whole plan worked out, every detail in my head.

Carly: Sure is a coincidence that you showed up at the exact moment that someone else was throwing Alcazar off the balcony.

Ric: Yeah, well, maybe, but that's how it happened.

Carly: And then you went upstairs.

Ric: Well, I wasn't going to let Alcazar hurt me after he was dead. So, yeah, I went up to his hotel suite. I wanted to make sure I got everything out of there that could connect me to him. That's why I was in the hallway and that's why I haven't come forward.

Carly: Why didn't you just leave town?

Ric: Maybe I should have.

Carly: You are a smart guy. You cover all your bases. You must have known that it was risky to stay, but you did. Drawing up business plans for Sonny, doing everything you could to get close to his life. Why is Sonny so important to you?

Jax: Good, you made this easy for me.

Carly: Jax, what are you doing here?

Jax: Carly, would you mind stepping aside?

Carly: Excuse me. What? Jax!

Ric: Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Jax: You killed Alcazar, and Brenda remembers everything. She saw you in the hallway that night.

Ric: No, I was there that night, but I did not --

Jax: Shut up. Shut up and get moving.

Carly: Jax, stop it right now.

Ric: Carly, Carly, stay out of this.

Jax: You heard the man. You and I are going to take a little ride. Let's go. Get moving.

Ric: All right, all right.

Jax: Go.

Carly: What are you doing?

Jax: Stay out of this.

Ned: Your Daddy's here. Here I am. I love you. I love you so much. I'm going to watch over you and I'm going to protect you. And I will never, ever, ever let you down.

Faith: Well, if it isn't Ned's little errand boy.

Zander: Not tonight.

Faith: Is there something you want?

Zander: What if I want you?

Jason: Brenda never saw the guy's face.

Sonny: So how can we prove it's Ric?

Jason: We can't. Jax decided it was Ric because Brenda said the guy's coloring was the same.

Sonny: That's not proof.

Brenda: Well, there has to be a way. We know it's him.

Sonny: There's no evidence. Going after Ric is a mistake.

Brenda: All right, well, I don't even know for sure if that's what Jax went to do, so maybe I should call him and check.

Sonny: Brenda, all the evidence is pointing at you.

Brenda: So what? Ric has motive and opportunity, too.

Sonny: He also saw you running from Alcazar's room; Jason taking you away. Ric's testimony puts a lock on the murder conspiracy. If, you know, Jax takes him to see Baldwin, Ric's going to do whatever he can to clear his name, okay, and that means telling what he saw. We have to leave him alone until we have proof he's the killer.

Brenda: Right. All right. Let me go call him.

Carly: Jax just took Ric away at gunpoint.

Scott: What's this all about?

Jax: Done your job for you.

Scott: You escorted Jason's lawyer to the courthouse? Thank you.

Jax: He killed Luis Alcazar. You might want to arrest him.

Scott: I think you're getting a little crazy, Jasper.

Jax: No. Brenda saw him outside Alcazar's hotel suite the night of the murder. He had a gun.

Scott: I hope you got a permit.

Jax: You know what, you might want to take this seriously because this is new evidence and Brenda's a witness.

Scott: No, Brenda's not a witness, she's my number one suspect, so her credibility is at rock bottom -- and so is yours, as a matter of fact.

Jax: You know what, you cannot ignore this, Baldwin.

Scott: Oh, come on, you're desperate now. You'll do anything to get Brenda off. You gave a phony confession. You're trying to set him up. You know, I'm going to ignore -- you know what, good-bye.

Jax: What's this? What have we got here?

Reporter: What's the big break in the Alcazar murder case? Have you come up with new evidence?

Second reporter: Mr. Baldwin, will you be making an arrest?

Third reporter: Are Brenda Barrett-Morgan and Jason Morgan innocent?

Jax: You know, I have uncovered the real murderer and brought him to Scott Baldwin, but the D.A. refuses to investigate because he's not interested in justice. His only goal is to frame Brenda Barrett to get to Sonny Corinthos. Isn't that right, D.A. Baldwin?

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Faith: I have a perfect way for you to take out your frustrations.

Courtney: Are you so mad at Jason and me that you would want him prosecuted for murder?

Jax: All you have to do is go down to the police station and identify Ric.

Brenda: I can't.

Sonny: I got to take care of this myself.

Carly: And what are you going to do?

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