GH Transcript Wednesday 1/15/03

General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 1/15/03

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Amelia

Summer's voice: "Summer, sorry to pull a vanishing act, but you've pulled a few of your own. Something came up that can't wait. I'll call you when I get back. Luke."

Lucky: If they gave college credits for blindsiding somebody, you, my friend, would have a PhD.

TV announcer: No comment on the startling revelation that Ric Lansing, Jason Morgan's attorney, is now a suspect in the case. But according to --

[Elizabeth turns TV off]

Courtney: Oh, hey --

Elizabeth: Do you mind?

Courtney: I want to watch the news.

Elizabeth: Yeah, well, it's distracting for the customers. You know what? Ric isn't going to turn on Jason and Brenda, if that's what you're worried about.

Courtney: Well, how do you know what Ric is going to do?

Elizabeth: I saw him at the police station when I went to offer my help.

Courtney: Okay, wait -- Jason's on trial for murder and you went to help the guy who could be the real killer?

Elizabeth: Come on, Courtney -- the guy lives upstairs. He's nice and we happen to be friends.

Courtney: Wow. Does it make any difference to you --

A.J.: Coffee to go, please. Do I sense hostility? Now, since one of you was dumped by my brother, who's now sleeping with my unfaithful wife, my guess is --

Elizabeth: Okay, A.J., Carly and Bobbie have barred you from the diner. I was about to do you a favor, but I've changed my mind, so could you leave?

A.J.: Watch your back. She lied to me, she can lie to you.

Courtney: Thanks.

Elizabeth: Don't. I only told A.J. to leave because I don't like him enough to tell him I agree with every word he said.

Alexis: If there's going to be a trial, it's not going to start today because I'm petitioning the court for a continuance.

Taggert: Yeah, well, if Scott wasn't the DA, you might have a chance.

Alexis: Well, luckily, Scott doesn't rule the universe.

Taggert: Really? You might try telling him that.

Scott: Now, why is it that Brenda Barrett saw you at the scene of the crime, but yet you failed to notice her?

Ric: Look, I don't know how else to put this to you. We've been going over it for 12 hours here. Like I said, I was taking a shortcut through the alleyway of the Port Charles hotel. Suddenly, I looked up and I saw a man fall out of the sky. When I got closer to see if by some miracle he had survived, I saw that it was Luis Alcazar and that indeed he was dead. At no time did I see Brenda Barrett or Jason Morgan or anyone else for that matter.

Scott: All right, listen, the last part of that is a lie. It's the first part that we got to prove is true -- that you weren't on the 14th floor, but you were in the alley when Alcazar took the dive. Now, you tell me -- you tell me how can we do that?

Ric: I don't know, counselor. That's your job, not mine. All I can do is tell you the truth. On the night in question, I was taking a shortcut through the alleyway of the Port Charles hotel. That's when I looked up and I saw --

Scott: What is she doing here?

Taggert: She's waiting to find out if she gets a continuance on the case.

Scott: Well, she's not. The trial is today. Now I need you to do something for me. You got to get out there. You got to find a witness that saw Lansing in the alley when Alcazar took the dive.

Taggert: Yeah, and where am I supposed to get this witness -- down on the corner of the street holding up a sign saying "Will perjure myself for food. Thank you. God bless you"?

Scott: Well, Taggy, now you're starting to get inventive. You may not be wearing that whistle instead of this badge after all.

Skye: Oh, great. What was so urgent we had to meet right away?

Coleman: I thought you might need some caffeine to fortify you for the trial. Here.

Skye: This is why we met -- so you could give me coffee?

Coleman: Oh, you're in a bad mood, huh?

Skye: You know what? I don't want to be late for the trial.

Coleman: Well, hey --

Skye: Hey -- what -- oh.

Coleman: Give me -- oh, I see. Nice, very nice. What is this, huh? Huh?

Skye: Give me it!

Coleman: You can't go to court tanked. What if they call you to the stand today, huh? What if they call you to the stand? You will blow everything. There you go.

Skye: I can't function like this, okay? Look, I'm -- I'm shaking. I -- I just need something to take the edge off.

Coleman: Okay, why do you think I brought you the coffee? Now you're going to court sober. Put that away. Put it away and drink the coffee. Drink.

[Knock on door]

Jax: Brenda?

Jason: Jax, what are you -- what are you doing?

Jax: Have you seen Brenda?

Jason: Not since she left to try to stop you.

Jax: Damn it.

Jason: What -- what's going -- when was the last time you saw her?

Jax: Last night.

Jason: When last night?

Jax: Sonny, open up! Is your husband home?

Carly: What happened?

Jax: Sonny!

Jason: Is Sonny here?

Carly: No. He left before I woke. What is going on now?

Jax: Brenda's missing. So I guess this is Sonny's way of saving her, huh? By running off with her.

Summer: I have already apologized for making you spend the night in jail because of me. I don't know what else to say.

Lucky: I'm not talking about the night we got busted or the night we spent -- through no fault of yours -- in jail. You signed up for an introduction to acting class. So did I, except only one of us showed up this morning at 8:00 A.M., and I had to pretend to be an elephant for, like, five minutes.

Summer: So I basically get you arrested and you're upset that I skipped an acting class.

Lucky: Yeah, well, a night in a cell is really no big deal. But acting class is its own form of torture. You really got to check this thing out, and if it's just for me and no one else, you got to pretend to be an elephant for at least five minutes.

Summer: I thought acting classes were all about pretending to be other people.

Lucky: Yeah, well, I thought that you were going to be there at 8:00 A.M. this morning.

Summer: Well, can we get our money back?

Lucky: For that answer, you're going to have to buy me a cup of coffee.

Summer: Deal.

Lucky: All right.

Zander: Where the hell have you been?

John: Sorry. I hooked up with this chick last night --

Zander: All right, well, next time, we're not meeting in some place that's Grand Central Station, okay?

John: You know the number?

Zander: Yeah.

Gia: Been there, done that, haven't you? Isn't this where I came in?

Monica: Reginald, have you seen Brenda?

Edward: Oh, hey, get that --

Reginald: No.

Monica: Sorry, Jax. She hasn't been here. Well, is this going to affect the trial? Okay. Well, call us if you hear anything. Thanks. Bye.

Edward: Is there a problem?

Monica: Well, Jax can't find Brenda and he doesn't know if that's going to affect the trial now that Ric Lansing has been arrested. Where is the paper?

Edward: I have no idea.

Alan: I haven't seen it.

Edward: Reginald's probably working a crossword with it.

[Edward coughs]

Edward: My throat is -- get me some orange juice, please.

Alan: Sure. Is it going to be cold again today?

Edward: Oh, I think about the same -- same as it has been.

Monica: Yes, well, it will be definitely a cold day in hell if either of you think about going to that courthouse.

Edward: Well, Monica, I have every right to be there.

Alan: It involves three of my children.

Edward: Oh, thank you.

Monica: All right. Let's just say you are going to go -- not that you are. Where would you sit?

Alan: Behind Skye.

Edward: Behind Brenda.

Skye: Great. Just what I need -- something to give me more jitters.

Coleman: You're sober. That means you can drive without hitting innocent people, and afterwards, you'll remember what happened. So what's the problem with that?

A.J.: Skye, what do you think you're doing, standing around out in public talking to Coleman? Gee, why don't you just announce he's helping us frame Jason and Brenda?

Skye: Don't you think you're overreacting just a little bit?

A.J.: You see this?

Skye: No.

A.J.: Yeah, well, everything we have worked for is now officially blown out of the water.

Coleman: Why don't you just cool your jets here. You are upsetting your sister.

A.J.: Yeah, well --

Coleman: Okay?

A.J.: Jason's attorney is being held for Alcazar's murder. It turns out this Ric Lansing was his enemy. He was in the alley when he saw Alcazar fall, but he's got no one to corroborate his story.

Coleman: Simple glitch. Easily handled, okay?

A.J. And Skye: How?

Coleman: How did you two ever manage before I came along, just out of curiosity?

Carly: Okay, none of Sonny's clothes are missing.

Jax: That doesn't matter because they can buy whatever they need when they get to wherever he's taken her.

Carly: List to me -- Sonny's and my marriage is solid, and he is over Brenda.

Jason: Is Sonny there?

Jax: Well, you know what?

Jason: Okay -- no, he's not answering his cell phone. When was the last time you saw him? If you see him, have him call me right away.

Carly: Been all over him for months.

Jax: What are you talking about? Sonny grabs every opportunity that he can to run into Brenda.

Carly: Okay, you know what? You should've just kept her out of the country because, you know, if you had, we wouldn't be in this mess right now.

Jax: What?

Carly: But, no, Brenda had to come here back to Sonny. She had to find him, right? Isn't that the deal?

Jason: Tell him to call me right away. Carly?

Carly: What?

Jason: Just calm down, okay?

Carly: Did you find him?

Jason: Not yet, but I'm going to find him.

Jax: Sonny doesn't want to be found.

Jason: I promise I will find Sonny.

Sonny: I need to speak to you.

Alexis: I'm not interested.

Sonny: Jason's attorney is in police custody. I need you to take his case.

Alexis: I'm not interested in what you need at this time.

Sonny: Okay, I don't need help and I probably never will, but Brenda does and Jason's her co-defendant. This case is going to start in, what, about an hour? You and I both know Brenda and Jason didn't do it, and you also know that if Jason's convicted, Brenda will be, too, so if you want to win this case, you're going to have to defend Brenda and Jason.

Alexis: For someone who never finished high school, you seem to be something of an expert on judicial process, don't you?

Sonny: Consider your options. You'll do the right thing. You always do. I know you will.

Scott: Sonny just whistled. Is this where you run like a little bunny to him?

Ric: I didn't incriminate Jason or Brenda. I have no intention of doing so.

Sonny: Why?

Ric: You are something else, you know that? What's a guy got to do to get you to trust him?

Sonny: I don't know. But keeping your mouth shut is the first thing you've done right.

Scott: You know, maybe I need to remind you of the people and the events that led up to your sister's death. It was all set in motion when Brenda came back to town with Alcazar.

Alexis: You don't need to remind me how and why my sister died, and as far as how I'm going to proceed in this trial, I have priorities now. I have a family, I have a daughter that I need to protect, and I'm not enthusiastic about taking on another gangster. I'll let you know how I'm going to proceed.

Jax: Could have gone to Sonny's islands.

Jason: Sonny didn't go anywhere with Brenda.

Jax: Sonny's gone, Brenda's gone. The trial's about to start. Put two and two together.

Carly: Where have you been?

Jax: Where's Brenda?

Jason: Brenda took off.

Sonny: What the hell did you do, Jax?

Courtney: Hey, I'm going to take off.

Elizabeth: So you can go to the trial?

Courtney: Well, if it's still going on today, yeah, I want to be there.

Elizabeth: You know, Courtney, if you and Jason are trying to hide the fact that you're sleeping together, you probably shouldn't be showing up at the trial.

Courtney: Okay, Elizabeth, you know what? If the D.A. convicts Jason or Brenda, the next person who's going to be indicted is Sonny, my brother? You know, the one who you said helped you whenever you needed it? Okay, even if I had never met Jason, I would still want to be there for Sonny. Okay, listen, thank you for not mentioning anything about Jason and I to anyone.

Maxie: See that girl over there with Lucky?

Georgie: Yeah.

Maxie: What's the difference between her and me?

Georgie: She's older than you?

Maxie: Right. Which is the exact same difference between you and anyone that Lucas would date.

Summer: What?

Lucky: So, you know, the teacher keeps saying "Lucky, be specific." Specific? I mean, what is specific about an elephant? Really.

Nikolas: Hey. Hi. Sorry to interrupt. Listen, I need to speak to you.

Lucky: Okay.

Nikolas: You got a minute?

Lucky: Yeah, yeah, yeah. My brother, Nikolas. Laura. Laura and I are taking a class together at P.C.U.

Summer: Hi.

Nikolas: Hi.

Summer: Good to meet you.

Nikolas: Great to meet you.

Lucky: Excuse me for a second.

Nikolas: Sorry. Hey, sorry.

Lucky: No, that's no problem. What's going on?

Nikolas: Uh -- your dad's off in London, trying to see Mom again.

Gia: Why would you want to get back into drugs?

Zander: Bored, self-destructive, can't do anything right -- take your pick.

Gia: You've been building something these last couple of months. Headed in the right direction. Did something happen with your job with Ned?

Zander: Did we become friends somewhere and no one told me?

Gia: No. I just hate to see someone ruin his life.

Zander: You're years too late for that. My life was trashed long before I discovered pharmaceuticals.

Gia: Do you really want to go back to kidnapping girls from parking lots?

Zander: Well, none of my other pick-up techniques have worked, so why not? It was fun while it lasted.

Gia: Nikolas still talks to Emily on the phone every few weeks. She still asks about you. She can hear that you're working hard for Ned, getting your life together. Or she can hear you're getting high and wrecking yourself. Or she can hear you didn't learn anything from her broken back. It's your call.

Alan: My daughter gets no support from this family because you're all too busy rallying around Brenda, and she's the one who stole Skye's husband.

Edward: Brenda was an honorary Quartermaine long before Skye inflicted herself on this family.

Alan: Oh, really? Where was I when that happened?

Monica: It doesn't matter, because neither one of you are going to the courthouse.

Edward: Well, if --

Monica: Jason loathes you, Edward, and he's really uncomfortable around you. So the last thing he needs to see in that courtroom is his family.

Alan: What about Skye's needs? She and A.J. are bonding together because nobody in this family will give them the time of day.

Edward: And Jason couldn't care about us one way or the other. He didn't care if we're in the courtroom or not. But Brenda would care, and she needs our support.

Monica: If you set one foot in that courthouse, all of your belongings are going to be moved to the east wing.

Alan: That's your answer for everything, isn't it?

Monica: Oh, Alan. I really don't care how bad Skye has been treated. That's no excuse for her to testify against Brenda. It's even less an excuse for what A.J. is doing to Jason.

Edward: Well, why does it surprise you that A.J. is acting like a treacherous ferret? That's what he's always been.

Reginald: Um -- excuse me -- does anyone know why there's a boat missing from the boathouse?

Edward: Well, maybe because it's been stolen. Why are you bothering us? Can't you see we're having a meeting? All right, listen -- just go make yourself useful and call the police.

Reginald: Hi, yeah, I'd like to report a missing boat.

Taggert: And I'm not finding you a witness that's going to say whatever you --

Scott: Taggert, I got to go to court. Now, you find someone that backs up Lansing's story.

Taggert: If a witness magically appears, I'm going to go to Mac, I'm going to go to the mayor, the president, whoever else I can find --

Scott: Are you questioning my authority? Now, I'm going to break the power that Corinthos has over this town one way or another. You got it?

Taggert: Breaking Sonny is not going to happen by being dirty.

Coleman: D.A. Baldwin? I've got some important information about this Alcazar murder trial.

Sonny: Brenda ran because you wore her down. You kept pushing her to sell Jason out.

Jax: You and Jason pressured her to protect you at all costs.

Sonny: And then you proved you're an idiot by calling a press conference to turn Ric Lansing over to the police with no evidence! Brenda probably realized, "Hey, you know what? Jax is out of control. I better get out of here before he gets me convicted."

Jax: Brenda's in this mess because of you, Sonny. Let's not forget that. And Baldwin wouldn't be pushing so hard if you hadn't ordered Jason to knock off Alcazar that night. And if you would have left her the hell alone, she wouldn't have been arrested in the first place, because Baldwin's not after her, he's after you and Jason.

Jason: This isn't helping, okay? We got to find Brenda before the trial.

Jax: I want you to stay the hell away from her!

Sonny: You can't go anywhere. You got to be at the courthouse, Jason.

Carly: Jason, Sonny is right. You need to get dressed for the trial. Go prove your innocence and forget about Brenda.

Jax: Well, Carly and I finally agree on something. I want you to stay the hell away from her.

Carly: I cannot believe that Brenda ran. I'm sorry, I thought that she had more courage or more loyalty than that.

Sonny: Well -- so did I.

Carly: Well, at least now the trial will be postponed.

Sonny: And when it finally starts, Jason's going to be worse off than ever. I -- you know what? Brenda comes off tough, but inside, she's not. She's fragile, and I should've seen -- I -- I should've seen that she was going to crack. That's all I got --

Carly: Well, then what? Then what would you have done? Were you going to hold her hand 24 hours a day? You think that would've helped?

Sonny: No, it may -- it would've driven her away faster.

Carly: Okay, so any way you look at it, she would've run, and now she's gone ahead and left Jason to pay for all of her mistakes.

Sonny: Jason's not going to pay. We've all paid enough.

Coleman: So I looked over and I saw this guy coming down the alley towards me, but, you know, I was off in a shadow area and I don't think he saw me. And then this body falls out of the sky and crashes on this parked car.

Scott: So you saw Lansing in the alley when Alcazar fell?

Taggert: Oh, come on. How much did you pay this guy?

Coleman: Yeah, Lansing was maybe, I don't know, 15 feet away from where Alcazar fell.

Scott: Taggert, this is what a good citizen looks like.

Taggert: Really? This is a good citizen? Let me tell you a little about this good citizen. He blackmailed Sonny's sister into stripping for him at his bar. Next, he takes a bribe from her husband to stalk her.

Scott: Nobody's perfect.

Taggert: And he ended up getting shot by a gun that Jason Morgan gave her. Oh, yeah, and he also happens to own a bar that Skye Quartermaine drinks at. No, he's got no connection to any of the principles in this case. You know what? There's no reason why I should have a little bit of suspicion that he has a vested interest in who gets set free or convicted. No.

Scott: Taggert, type up his statement and have our good citizen sign it.

Taggert: You know what? Next time you want to play good citizen, you might want to think about stopping by the barber.

Coleman: You got to watch out for those barbers, Tag. But then I guess I don't have to tell you that, do I, buddy? And I'm not playing at anything, okay? I'm helping an innocent man.

Ric: I -- I guess I owe you my thanks.

Coleman: Hey, man, glad to help out.

Ric: Yeah, I just don't know who or what inspired you to come forward since you weren't in the alley that night. No one was. I was alone. So, what are you trying to accomplish?

Coleman: Nothing you got to worry about, Ric. Take care, man.

Georgie: Lucas isn't that much older than me.

Maxie: Yeah, well, it's not just about the age. I mean, Lucas is popular and you're kind of a geek.

Georgie: Thanks for your support.

Maxie: I'm just trying to be honest. I mean, you can chase after you-know-who all you want, but he's never, ever going to look at you as more than a little sister.

Lucas: Who is Georgie chasing? Do you have a crush on someone?

Nikolas: Your dad said he wanted to see Mom before -- before he gave permission to put Mom on drug therapy.

Lucky: And dad knows Mom better than anyone. Maybe he'll see something the doctors didn't.

Nikolas: No, the doctors are afraid that seeing Mom might push her to the point of no return.

Lucky: If she's not already there.

Nikolas: You think one of us should go after him?

Lucky: It's not going to make a bit of difference, Nikolas, if he's determined to see her. Dad loves Mom more than life itself. He has the right to check on her. And if nothing else, you know, maybe her seeing him will spark something inside of her.

Nikolas: Right, right, right, like the last time when she ended up catatonic? Look, listen to me, I'm not -- I'm not blaming your dad for wanting to try, okay? I'm just afraid that he's going to make it worse.

Lucky: Mom would want it.

Nikolas: You think so?

Lucky: We got to remember that. If you ask yourself before she got sick who she trusted and who she'd want if there was any sort of trouble --

Nikolas: She'd say Luke.

Lucky: Exactly.

Nikolas: Okay, all right. Look, I got to get to a meeting. I asked the doctors to call if any change came up, so I'll let you know what happens.

Lucky: Thank you.

Nikolas: Okay. See you.

Summer: I'm not going to ask if everything's all right because it's pretty obvious that it's not. Do you want to talk about it?

Lucky: My Mom's in some serious trouble.

Scott: Trial's on. A Good Samaritan came trotting into the police station to alibi Ric Lansing. So the theory that Ric Lansing killed Alcazar is just a last-ditch attempt on your client's lover -- not to be confused with a husband -- to distract everybody from the truth. Like his confession, it just makes Brenda look all the more guilty.

Alexis: A thousand witnesses vouching for Lansing won't restore his credibility as Jason's attorney, and temporary lack of representation is grounds for continuance if there ever was one.

Scott: Well, not when it's a delay tactic on your part. See, the judge has got a public defender standing by, ready to represent Jason.

Alexis: Without even interviewing him?

Scott: Ah, so what? Even if you gave him months with an attorney, he still wouldn't say anything because he's too stupid to let his lawyer help!

Alexis: Thanks to you, my client is tied to Jason, and if he goes to prison due to inept representation, then my client goes down with him and I won't let that happen. I will not let my client go to prison for one day for a murder that she didn't commit. Now, if you push me, I will be forced to represent Jason, as well.

Scott: So that's why Sonny was talking to you. He wants you to represent Jason, never mind the fact that he helped get your sister killed. What is it? Why won't you ever turn him down? Why?

Carly: Jason? Jason, if you're getting dressed, don't.

Jason: Carly, what -- what happened? Did they get a postponement?

Carly: No, not that I know of.

Jason: Okay, well, then I got to be in the courtroom in half an hour.

Carly: Okay, well, not wearing that.

Jason: What are you talking about? You always told me I got to dress up for these court appearances. You gave me a whole speech.

Carly: Well, you are on trial for murder, okay? Put this on. I bought it for you.

Jason: I have a shirt on.

Carly: Yeah, well, you need to wear this one.

Jason: Carly, look, I don't have time for this right now.

Carly: Jason, it doesn't matter if you are late as long as you walk into that courtroom looking innocent.

Jason: What does that have to do with the shirt that I'm wearing right now?

Carly: Look, this one's better. It matches your eyes. I went through about 50 of them. Will you please -- look -- if you put this on, it'll make you appear more soft, more gentle. More like the person that you are inside, and not like Sonny's hired killer, which is exactly what Scott is going to try and convince everybody that you are.

Jason: Okay, Carly, slow down, okay? I appreciate what you're trying to do. I like the shirt, and I promise that I'll wear it, but not today, okay?

Carly: Jason, this is the beginning of the trial.

Jason: You know what? I don't even know if there is going to be a trial. I don't know where Brenda is.

Carly: She ran away?

Jason: No, no, she didn't run away.

Carly: Well, Jason, don't try and even give her the benefit of the doubt right now. What the --

Jason: Look, Brenda's a pain, okay? She's selfish. She was safely out of the country with Jax and she came all the way back. Now, why would she go through all that trouble just to disappear on the morning of a trial, especially alone?

Carly: Well, maybe she realized that there was nothing for her here. Maybe she realized that she didn't want Jax after all, and since Sonny's not an option, she decided there was no reason for her to be here in Port Charles. You know what? It's not like she gives a damn if you go to prison.

Jason: Actually, she does.

Lucky: My dad's on his way to visit my mom.

Summer: They're separated?

Lucky: No, my mom had a breakdown. She's supposedly at the best kind of hospital for her problem. My dad doesn't know how to help and it's killing him.

Summer: Well, he obviously loves her very much.

Lucky: Yeah. Watching them when I was growing up, they made being in love look like the best thing in the world. I mean, they had their problems, right, but they worked through them. Then my mom lost grip, and my dad risked everything to pull her back.

Summer: Nothing worked?

Lucky: My dad blamed himself, then something inside him snapped. I don't even think my dad's ever going to be the same until my mom's better -- if my mom's better.

Summer: Wow. Sounds so much like this guy I know, only his wife is dead, but he lives his life through his memories of her. It's weird, it's like -- it's almost like everything that he does is like his way of trying to come to grips with the fact that she's never coming back. I mean, in your parents' case, it's different because your mother's still alive, so, you know, there's always hope. Even though he might not be able to get through to her this time, that doesn't mean that it's not going to happen ever.

Lucky: I keep telling myself maybe they're going to come up with a new form of treatment for her or -- I --

Summer: They could. They could. Or your mother could just spontaneously get well. I just watched this movie the other night. I swear, it was based on a true story, and it was about a guy who was in a coma and one day he just came out of it. Nobody knew why, just his brain decided to wake up.

Lucky: Mm-hmm.

Summer: You know, this kind of stuff happens all the time. You can't rule out a miracle.

Lucas: So, are you going to tell me or am I going to have to guess? Do I know him? Come on, Georgie, you know I'm not going to give up.

Maxie: Let's just say that it's --

Georgie: Nikolas Cassadine. Don't laugh.

Lucas: I've got to go with Maxie on this one. Nikolas is too old. I mean -- and plus, he's engaged to a model. I just think you should go for a guy who's your own age. You know, I'm sure there's a guy in your classroom who's --

Georgie: I have to go to the library.

Lucas: Did I say something wrong?

Elizabeth: Oh, great.

Ric: Hey, lady, you got a cup of coffee for an ex-con?

Elizabeth: You've been released.

Ric: Yeah. Cleared of all charges.

Elizabeth: Hey, that's great. Are you still Jason's attorney?

Ric: No, Sonny's not comfortable with me, and Jason never was.

Elizabeth: Oh, well, you know, don't take it personally.

Ric: Yeah.

Elizabeth: So, how was your night in jail?

Ric: Well, there was one bright point -- you showed up.

Jason: Okay.

Carly: You are on your way to court to be tried for first-degree murder. You wouldn't have even been arrested if Brenda hadn't needed to be saved again.

Jason: Yeah.

Carly: Okay, she used you, she deserted you, and now you're defending her?

Jason: I'm saying we shouldn't jump to conclusions so fast.

Carly: The trial is about to begin. She's not here.

Jason: No, she's not home, okay? She could be anywhere. She could be taking a walk. Maybe she's out buying a new pair of shoes. Who knows what Brenda thinks is a good idea on the morning of a trial? Maybe she had a fight with Jax. Or maybe she just needed five minutes to think without people telling her what to do, what to wear, how to look in court, that it's her fault this is happening. But if she does the right thing, she can still get out of this, and one day that's leave the country, the next day that's trust this lawyer, trust that lawyer, cut a deal to testify. You know, maybe she's just tired of everyone telling her that everything's always going to work out.

Carly: Jason --

[Jason sighs]

Carly: Are you afraid?

Jason: What, am I scared to go to jail? I just know that whatever it takes, I won't let myself be locked up. I don't want to do this, Carly. I don't want to sit in that courtroom for days with people staring at me, telling me how either I'm this vicious person or that I'm this brain-damaged idiot who didn't know what I was doing. And I don't want to watch Sonny cut himself open because he thinks he put me in this position. And I don't want you buying me shirts because you think I won't get convicted. I -- I just -- I don't like seeing you scared, or Courtney. Or anyone that I care about.

Carly: Okay, you know what? How about this -- how about I won't tell you what to do until the end of the trial. I won't buy you any more shirts. I'll just be on your side, okay? Whatever it takes, whatever it means, I'm on your side.

Jason: Oh, thanks. All right, let's go.

Carly: Okay. Wait, wait, your jacket. You need a jacket.

Jason: Okay.

Carly: You set?

A.J.: Excuse me. What the --

Coleman: Ric Lansing's been cleared. My conscience got to me and I admitted that I was in the alley when Alcazar's body fell and I saw Lansing there, too, so he couldn't be the killer.

A.J.: Good work, as usual.

Courtney: Now I get it -- you've been helping A.J. frame Jason.

Bailiff: All rise. This court is now in session. People vs. Brenda Barrett Morgan and Jason Morgan, the Honorable Lucius Hudson presiding.

Jax: Alexis, there's a problem.

[Judge pounds gavel]

Alexis: Where the hell are Jason and Brenda?

Judge: All right, let's come to order.

Bailiff: Be seated.

Judge: Ms. Davis, where are the defendants?

Lucky: I'm sorry. I don't need to be bringing you down with my family problems.

Summer: No, no, no, no, no. Hold on, I asked. And besides, you're not bringing me down. It's quite the opposite. I find this to be very inspiring -- listening to how much your father loves your mother. You know, I had forgotten that people can care that much about each other. I don't know, maybe this is a sign since I'm running into this all the time now.

Lucky: Of what?

Summer: Caring. I don't know, maybe I'm entering a new and better phase in my life, populated by new and better people. Trust me, the way my life has gone, this is cause for celebration.

Lucky: Well, then why don't you?

Summer: I don't have anybody to celebrate with. What are you doing the rest of the day?

Ric: You know, I got to say I was surprised when you appeared in the squad room. Haven't had many guardian angels, you know. In spite of my best efforts, I can't seem to find many supporters in this town.

Elizabeth: You have one.

Courtney: You know, when that Ida woman came out of nowhere and claimed that she saw Brenda kill Alcazar, and that Jason paid her to change her story, I knew it was a lie. I mean, I knew that somehow A.J. paid that woman to frame Jason and Brenda. Now I know how he pulled it off -- he hired you to do his dirty work, again.

Coleman: What are you talking about? A.J. didn't hire me to do anything.

Courtney: Oh, God, there is no job too low for you, is there? I mean, blackmail, stalking, and now murder?

Coleman: Look, I have never killed anybody.

Courtney: Oh, so, what, now old ladies don't count?

Coleman: I didn't kill that old lady and I don't know who did.

Courtney: You know what? Just save your explanations for my brother. I'm going to let Sonny deal with this.

Coleman: Wait, look -- wait --

Courtney: No, don't -- don't --

Coleman: Okay, okay.

Courtney: Don't ever touch me again.

Alexis: Your honor, there has been a great deal of confusion today as to whether or not the trial would be starting as originally planned, and I admit, regretfully, that I inadvertently gave Mrs. Barrett Morgan and Mr. Morgan the wrong answer.

Scott: Your honor, she's lying. We've been discussing the start of the trial all day.

Alexis: Mr. Baldwin has not been with me every second of this day, and as is frequently the case, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Scott: It's obvious that the co-defendants have fled the jurisdiction. Ms. Davis is trying to buy them some getaway time.

Jason: Your honor, I apologize for being late.

Judge: Mr. Morgan, where's your wife?

Alexis: Your honor, may I have a moment --

Judge: No! Mr. Morgan, I'll ask you again -- where is your wife?

Nikolas: Hey.

Gia: How'd it go with Lucky?

Nikolas: Well, he -- he thinks Luke's doing the right thing, and I told the doctors to call me if there's been any change with -- in my mother. What is that?

Gia: I think people who pollute the river and throw garbage in it should be forced to drink straight from it.

Nikolas: No, Gia, that's -- that's not garbage. It's a body.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Nikolas: My fiancée just said that she's trying to give CPR. She can't feel a pulse. Can you guys get down here, please?

Lucky: Are you asking me out on a date?

Zander: Emily?

Courtney: Coleman's the one who found that bogus eyewitness.

Taggert: Sorry for the interruption. I've located Ms. Brenda Barrett Morgan.

Alexis: Where is she?

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