GH Transcript Wednesday 2/26/03


General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 2/26/03

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Today was the "Fan February" episode--total fantasy!

Sonny: How'd it go?

Jason: No problems. You shouldn't be standing out here in the open.

Sonny: I got all the money, all the power, and I'm the prisoner.

Jason: Sonny, we got to get going.

Sonny: No -- I got everything I ever wanted, Jason. I'm in a cage.

Jason: Let's go.

Sonny: I got --

[music plays]

Jason: All right, Sonny, hold on. Yeah, Elm Street pier. A man's been shot -- multiple chest wounds. Hurry! It's ok, Sonny, the ambulance is coming. Just hang on, ok? Just don't give up. Don't die.

Sonny: It's too late.

Jason: No, Sonny, stay -- don't, Sonny. Sonny, don't give up on me!

[Music changes]

Sonny: Hello? Anybody in there?

Luke: Whoa, brother. You're beyond time now. No need to rush. Welcome to eternity. Pull up a barstool.

Sonny: Luke?

Luke: You look surprised to see me here. Believe me, not as surprised as I am to be here.

Sonny: What happened?

Luke: Baldwin.

[Music stops]

Luke: They wanted him to win for a change, so he got overamped of his big shot at having some glory. Threw a lucky punch, I went through a plate-glass window, and the next thing I know, I'm standing here at the pearly gates. Well, you know, they're not actual pearl, but it's a damn good imitation.

Sonny: It's nice to see you made it to heaven, but --

Luke: Yeah, you would think that, wouldn't you, because you were always the religious one. You know, I never believed in any of this mumbo jumbo. It's an atheist's hell to find out there's a heaven and you're in it.

Sonny: Well, at least you get to spend, you know, eternity with the people you love.

Luke: Well, there's a whole lot of people in here I wouldn't spend the time of day with. Unfortunately, I said that. You know, I'm still shooting off my mouth -- so that's why I got gate duty.

Sonny: Isn't that supposed to be St. Peter?

Luke: Yeah, but he's on vacation. So what I do is I greet you, I bring you through the gate, and I answer any questions you have. Let's have a look at your file. Michael Corinthos, Jr.

Sonny: You know what? You can save yourself a lot of trouble. We both know where I belong.

Luke: Hmm, not necessarily.

Sonny: I've done a lot of terrible things, Luke.

Luke: Yeah, well, so did I. All sinners are not necessarily damned. There is such a thing as repentance.

Sonny: Well, I've never repented because, you know, I knew what my life was -- it was wrong. And I just wanted power, and I hurt a lot of people.

Luke: Yeah. There's no argument there.

Sonny: I'm not fighting this. I just thought that maybe I could just go in there for one last time, see my family, you know, before I --

Luke: Just -- hold -- put the brakes on here, pal. We're not through with your paperwork. Deadly sins, deadly sins. Deadly sins, my god. You really did let pride and wrath rule your life.

Sonny: No question about it.

Luke: You did a fair amount of lusting, too.

Sonny: And I knew that it was wrong.

Luke: But you got mitigating circumstances. Let's check those out. Yeah.

[Music starts]

Luke: Yeah. You attended mass regularly.

Sonny: Yeah.

Luke: Yeah. And you've got a whole lot of people praying for you on both sides of the gate. Wow. Do you have any idea how many people love you? We're looking at a 224-c intercession here.

Sonny: What is that?

Luke: That means you get to go back and do it again. If you do it right, you're in.

Sonny: What's the catch?

Luke: Yeah, you knew there'd be a catch, didn't you? Well, it's a doozy -- you have to do what they want.

Sonny: What are we doing here?

Luke: You need to see Alexis.

Sonny: Why? She hates me.

Luke: There's something they want her to tell you.

Sonny: Who are "they," Luke?

Luke: Don't sweat that. Most of them only want good things for you.

Sonny: From Alexis?

Luke: Come on. Knock. They won't wait forever.

Sonny: Oh --

Alexis: You're here.

Sonny: Yeah. I guess you wanted to see me. Can I come in?

Alexis: Ok.

Alexis: I can do this. I can do this. I'm going to be ok.

Sonny: Um --

Alexis: Sit down. Make yourself comfortable.

Sonny: Ok. Uh --

Alexis: Oh, here.

Sonny: All right.

Alexis: I have scotch. I have vodka. I have bourbon. I -- I don't have rum. I apologize. I know how much you like rum. I like rum. I just don't drink it anymore -- for obvious reasons. Uh -- wine. I have -- oh, my gosh, I've got so much wine. I've got red wine. I've got white wine. I've got Italian wine. I've got Californian. I don't have beer, though, because I always forget to buy it when I go to the store.

Sonny: Right.

Alexis: Which is probably no surprise to you because I -- I don't go to the store very often. I'm not very domestic. How about sparkling water?

Sonny: Sit down.

Alexis: All right. You know, Port Charles tap is -- is surprisingly good, I'm told, because of the aquifers in upstate New York. I've read about it. It's interesting, actually.

Sonny: Will you breathe? Just --

Alexis: It's been a long time since you told me to breathe.

Sonny: Yeah, it's been a long time since I heard you rant.

Alexis: The last time was at my sister's funeral.

Sonny: Well, that was different. You know, you were grieving.

Alexis: But I still meant every word of it.

Sonny: Well, yeah. Most of it was true.

Alexis: What I regret, most of all, is that you trusted me with your feelings, and I used them against you.

Sonny: It's over. It's all over.

Alexis: Not quite. I was devastated by Kristina's death for obvious reasons, but partly because I felt responsible. Not that you weren't. I mean, you were culpable. But there were extenuating circumstances.

Sonny: What are you trying to say?

Alexis: I'm -- I'm -- I'm trying to --

Sonny: Just say it. Just say it. Just say it.

Alexis: Say I was afraid that you would hurt my daughter.

Sonny: How would I hurt your daughter?

Alexis: Because of who you are and what you do.

Sonny: Well, you took care of that -- you cut me out of your life.

Alexis: I'm trying to explain. It's just hard.

Sonny: It's your call. It's your daughter, right? I mean --

Alexis: I want so much to be able to tell you the truth.

Sonny: The truth?

Alexis: You're Kristina's father.

Sonny: What?

Alexis: You're the father of my child.

[Luke blows whistle]

Luke: Corinthos, off the field!

Sonny: What happened?

Luke: I stopped time -- one of the perks of gate duty.

Sonny: You were listening in?

Luke: I have to listen -- I have to audit.

Sonny: Luke, you're my friend, but you know what? I don't appreciate people listening in to my private conversations.

Luke: Sonny, try to grasp this -- I'm in heaven, you're still trying to get in, I got gate duty. That means you do what I say. Now, let's go.

Luke: You slept with Alexis?

Sonny: Once.

Luke: Man, I never would've guessed that. Hmm. Actually, I sort of felt maybe Alexis and I might -- well, you know -- but I was married, and she's a Cassadine. We never got the timing right.

Sonny: Yeah, neither did we. It was one night, and things got confusing.

Luke: There's nothing here about adultery.

Sonny: Well, Carly and I were in the process of getting a divorce.

Luke: Oh. Well, that's a sweet technicality.

Sonny: Carly got into a car accident that night, and, you know, I just -- I've never been with Alexis again. It was just one -- once.

Luke: But there is a child.

Sonny: No. No, no. They did a D.N.A. test. The baby's Ned's.

Luke: Are you sure?

Sonny: I'm positive.

Luke: Ok, then go back. Finish this off. Good luck, brother.

Sonny: Alexis?

Alexis: Kristina was conceived the night that we slept together.

Sonny: The D.N.A. test shows otherwise.

Alexis: Ned set it up. Edward was about to find out the truth, and -- and Ned rigged the D.N.A.

Sonny: Why would Ned claim someone else's child?

Alexis: To help me. To keep Kristina away from you, because we knew it wasn't safe. Ned and I haven't been -- slept together in -- in a long time. She's yours. Kristina is your daughter.

Sonny: My daughter?

Alexis: There's no question about it.

Sonny: That's why you didn't want anything to do with me?

Alexis: That's why.

Sonny: That's why you came at me at the hospital. You wanted to protect your child.

Alexis: I did.

Sonny: Well, that's -- that's amazing, isn't it?

Alexis: I -- I want you to understand.

Sonny: I do, completely.

Alexis: Then you'll understand why it's in Kristina's best interest that you continue to keep your distance, because it isn't safe. And if you want to see her from time to time, I will go out of my way to make that happen. And when she's -- she's old enough to look out for herself, you can tell her or not. It'll be up to you.

Sonny: It took a while, but you've been completely honest with me.

Alexis: Yes.

Sonny: So I'm going to -- I'm going to be completely honest with you.

Alexis: Ok.

Sonny: I will not be separated from my child. If you agree today, right now, we can share custody.

Alexis: Your life is too dangerous.

Sonny: I will always keep my daughter safe!

Alexis: You can't guarantee that!

Sonny: There are no guarantees in life, but I tell you what -- I will make you a reasonable offer.

Alexis: There's nothing reasonable that you can offer me!

Sonny: You fight me on this, you keep me separated from my daughter, I'll get sole custody!

Alexis: The courts will never grant you sole custody.   I will never grant you custody of my daughter!

Sonny: Our daughter! You fight me, you'll lose.

Alexis: I want you to leave.

[Luke blows whistle]

Luke: You're out! That's the game. Let's go, let's go. Let's go, pal. Let's go. There we go, there we go.

[Music plays]

Luke: Guess you were wrong about the D.N.A.

Sonny: She lied to me!

Luke: Corinthos, check the files. You've told some whoppers yourself, including a full year of swearing to Brenda that you're not in the business.

Sonny: What does that have to do with Alexis trying to keep my baby from me?

Luke: You hear yourself? They wanted you to find a way to work it out with Alexis.

Sonny: Even if she thinks I'm tainted?

Luke: So you're tainted! They love you anyway!

Sonny: Alexis doesn't. She'll turn my own child against me, and that's not good for Kristina. I'm not going to let it happen.

Luke: Corinthos, the only way into heaven is to do what they want.

Sonny: I will burn in hell before I give up my child.

Sonny: What's with the clothes, Luke?

Luke: You're getting another chance.

Sonny: I want my suit back.

Luke: Gratitude, man -- never been one of your strengths.

Sonny: Yeah, well --

Luke: Well, at least you ought to be comfortable here.

Sonny: Well, I should be, it's my home.

Luke: Now, they want you to do what you're told.

Sonny: Ok -- what is that supposed to mean?

Max: Sonny, he's been expecting you.

Sonny: Ok, that's "Mr. Corinthos."

[Max chuckles]

Max: Yeah, sure, Mr. Corinthos.

Jason: How'd it go?

Sonny: Uh, no problems.

Jason: I told you Sonny could handle it. All right, look, Benny, listen to me. We need to discuss this situation with Morales.

Benny: Mm-hmm. Yeah.

Jason: What?

Benny: Well, do we need to discuss this with Sonny here? I mean -- no offense, you're an enforcer, you're the best in the business -- but does he really need to hear this --

Jason: Sonny is my best friend, ok? I trust him more than anyone. Anything you have to say, he can hear. All right?

Benny: Um, Morales has been skimming from the casinos, he's been robbing us blind, and I think it's time we eliminated him.

Sonny: Wait a minute.

Jason: I agree. We're going to use Morales as an example. We're going to send a message that it's fatal --

Sonny: Jason -- Jason, I want to speak to you alone.

Jason: All right, Benny, can you -- can you excuse us? It seems that Sonny is a little impatient about something.

Benny: Well, of course, sir. I'll make the arrangements to --

Sonny: No, you're not doing anything, Benny!

Benny: I don't take orders from you.

Jason: I'll get back to you right away.

Benny: I'll be standing by.

Jason: You -- you want to tell me what that was all about?

Sonny: Yeah. You kill Morales, you're going to start a war --

Jason: So I allow Morales to steal from me, to disrespect me?

Sonny: No, you back him down, that's all. You take the money from the casino like you were going to do, you go to his home, you make him think you're going to kill him, you don't.   That's what you're going to do.

[Luke blows whistle]

Luke: Let's go.

Sonny: What -- what did I do wrong this time?

Luke: This is not what they had in mind, obviously.

Sonny: Well, what do you want me to do, Luke?

Luke: I want you to do what they want you to do.

Sonny: "They." "They." "They." So that's it. I blew it, test over.

Luke: No, that is not it. They like you, they want this to work. Why won't you cooperate? All you had to do was switch places with Jason.

Sonny: They want Jason to start a war, get us all killed.

Luke: Do you respect Jason?

Sonny: Absolutely.

Luke: Do you trust his judgment?

Sonny: I taught him everything he knows.

Luke: Are you loyal to Jason?

Sonny: He's like a brother to me. I'd die for him.

Luke: But you won't take an order from him.

Sonny: I paid my dues, Luke. I have the power. I'm not going to give that up to Jason or anybody else.

Luke: You realize this is pride?

Sonny: Yeah.

Luke: You know pride is a deadly sin.

Sonny: I told you I was damned.

Luke: Not yet, but you're coming close.

Sonny: What do "they" want now?

Luke: Ah, the fix is in, my friend. This is going to be an easy test.

Sonny: Ok, so if I get it right, I get into heaven?

Luke: You're halfway there, given your propensity for lust.

Sonny: Ok, just to be clear --

[knock on door]

Sonny: I'm a married man.

Luke: You've been given a special dispensation for the purposes of this test. Enjoy yourself, brother.

Skye: Sonny. Lovely to see you. Mind if I come in?

Sonny: Come in.

Skye: I have a proposition -- oops -- I mean, proposal for you.

Sonny: I imagine you do, Skye.

Skye: I promise you it'll be good for both of us.

Sonny: What do you need?

Skye: I think you know. Would you pour me a vodka straight up?

Sonny: Don't ask me for another one.

Skye: Could you really turn me down? Hmm?

Sonny: If you're going to pass out, do it in the street.

Skye: Ooh, tough love. I like that.

Sonny: I don't like drunks, especially women drunks.

Skye: Hey -- so old school.

Sonny: And you're a spoiled, overprivileged lush.

Skye: And you're a thug in a designer suit.

Sonny: What can you do for me?

Skye: You hate Jax, so do I.

Sonny: Yeah, well, he did you wrong.

Skye: Thank you, Sonny. Not many people see it like that. You know, the Quartermaines don't show me any respect, either. You hate them, too.

Sonny: I hated the Quartermaines long before you showed up.

Skye: Ooh, but just think -- if we work together, think of the damage, huh, not to mention the fun.

Sonny: Well, you were badly hurt, you got every right for revenge.

Skye: So do you.

Sonny: Playing with fire here. Ahem.

Skye: Ooh -- my favorite game.

Sonny: Get out of here.

Skye: Ooh. Love that.

Sonny: You think I'm kidding?

Skye: What? You were just teasing. I want you, you want me, we got all the time in the world.

Sonny: No, I don't trust you.

Skye: So?

Sonny: You think I'm going to take you to bed and wake up with a knife in my back?

Skye: Oh. No knives. I promise.

Sonny: Put your clothes on and get out.

[Luke blows whistle]

Luke: What is the matter with you?

Sonny: I don't -- I can never love a woman like that, Luke.

Luke: Who said anything about love? All they're asking for is one -- are you out of your mind?

Sonny: She's unstable.

Luke: Well -- what, and you aren't?

Sonny: She's treacherous.

Luke: All they want is one night.

Sonny: She'll -- you know, she'll sabotage me and herself. She can't help it.

Luke: That's not your problem.

Sonny: She's a train wreck!

Luke: Do you hear that?

Sonny: No.

Luke: That's angels weeping because you're such an idiot. It says in your file you've given your whole life over to giving into temptation. This one time when you're supposed to let your lust go, let the beast out, and you freeze up. You turn all virtuous.

Sonny: Not "virtuous," "smart." Skye is trouble I don't need.

Luke: When are you going to get this, pal? The only trouble here is you.

Luke: So far you've failed miserably, but for some reason, they still want to give you another chance.

Sonny: I appreciate that.

Luke: You've ignored their requests.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Luke: You've ruined their plans.

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Luke: This is going to be a killer.

Carly: It has to happen tonight, Benny. I will not have my family threatened again. You kill him, and you make sure there are no witnesses, because I --

Sonny: Benny -- Benny, you do nothing until you hear from me. Since when do you order hits?

Carly: Taggert showed up at Michael's school again. You need to stop him.

Sonny: I will take care of it.

Carly: Well, you better promise me that you do.

Sonny: I give you my word. I won't let Taggert or anybody hurt my family!

Luke: Shh, shh.

Carly: Are you all right? What happened?

Jason: It's Taggert.

Carly: Well, what did he do now?

Jason: We missed something before. I'm sorry, it's important.

Sonny: Ok, go check on Michael.

Carly: No, I'm not going anywhere.

Sonny: This is business.

Carly: I am not going anywhere.

Sonny: This is business!

Carly: He came after my son!

Sonny: Go check on Michael!

Carly: No!

Sonny: All right, you can stay.

Carly: What were you just looking at, Sonny?

Sonny: What'd you get? What'd you find out?

Jason: Ok. Mike remarried after he left your mother.

Sonny: What does Mike have to do with this?

Jason: Listen -- his second wife is Florence Campbell.

Carly: What? Taggert's mother?

Jason: Gia is Mike's daughter. Taggert is your stepbrother.

Sonny: Whoa, you sure about that?

Jason: It's right here, Sonny. It's proof.

Carly: Ok, you know what? I don't care who he is, ok? Taggert still wants to destroy you. You need to stop him now more than ever, Sonny.

Sonny: I will handle Taggert personally! That's it, right? I'm going to hell. How else could I be related to Taggert?

Luke: I pulled you in for a conference. This is your chance to prove you can roll with the punches.

Sonny: Did you ever wake up and find out your stepbrother is a bad cop?

Luke: Worse -- I found out my wife spawned a Cassadine! I learned to deal with it! You can, too.

Sonny: Bang-bang, you're dead.

Taggert: You threatening me?

Sonny: Aren't you wondering why I didn't just shoot you?

Taggert: Let me guess -- you don't have a gun. No, that would never happen, would it?

Sonny: Gia is our half sister.

Taggert: You finally figured it out, huh?

Sonny: Oh, you know?

Taggert: Since Brooklyn.

Sonny: So you came after me just the same?

Taggert: You're a professional criminal, I'm a cop.

Sonny: I'll make you wish you were dead. I'll destroy you, I'll take away everything you love. I'll make you look like a dirty cop, have you taken off the force. You'll have no career, no money. The only thing you'll have is your life, which you owe me.

[Luke blows whistle]

Luke: Oh, buddy, didn't you used to be smarter than this?

[Splash]

Sonny: I could've killed him. I didn't. What do they want?

Luke: This was your chance to show forgiveness.

Sonny: Why should I forgive Taggert?

Luke: You forgive Taggert, you forgive yourself. And if you forgive yourself, you come into heaven. Now, what is so hard about this?

Sonny: I'm not going to forgive Taggert or anybody else who's hurt me.

Luke: Pride again. This is going to be a deal breaker, my friend. Do you even want to get into heaven?

Sonny: Why want what I can't have?

Luke: Well, you're not in hell yet, Corinthos. There's got to be an angle here, if we can find a way to work it. How do you feel about making a sacrifice?

Sonny: What am I doing here?

Luke: They want you to do something for junior Quartermaine.

Sonny: Well, now they're asking a lot, Luke.

Luke: Well, I know you're going to feel that way, but you do this and you're in, no questions asked.

Edward: If you paid more attention to the bottom line --

Alan: Excuse me, I am too busy trying to save lives! Get that [horn] thing out of my face!

Edward: Ignore the cameramen! How many times do I have to tell you?

Alan: How am I going to ignore them? They're everywhere!

Edward: Well, stop your complaining! Don't you realize that "Live With the Quartermaines" is the number one reality show on cable?

Alan: And you're proud of that?

Edward: You bet I am. We're going to share in the profits, and they're even talking syndication.

Alan: You're losing it, you old fool.

Reginald: Yeah, I would -- I would tend to agree.

Edward: Who asked you?

Reginald: Well, look, the Quartermaines got a lot of skeletons in the closet.

Edward: That's a lie. I'd have dumped that guy years ago if it hadn't been for Lila.

Reginald: All I'm saying is, why give your good stuff away to cable? You know, why not wait for the network? Maybe -- maybe the movie rights?

Ned: He's got a point.

Edward: Oh, this from the entertainment mogul. Yay!

Monica: You want to capitalize on the time that Alan tried to kill me?

Reginald: Well, what about your affair with Ned?

Skye: Monica? You slept with Ned?

Monica: It was a long time ago.

Skye: Oh! People say I'm a slut.

Ned: Alan, your drug addiction might play well.

Alan: Why does it have to be about my drug addiction? Why can't it be about her chronic infidelity?

Monica: Like you've never had an affair.

Skye: Oh, Daddy, she does have a point. Hey, did you know the old geezer sold me, huh?

Edward: Yes, and I wish you had stayed sold!

Alan: Why don't you shut up.

Skye: Oh, hey, you know, A.J., you can step in here any time and defend me, you know.

A.J.: Yeah, yeah. Right. Whatever.

Edward: Ned? Hey. Why aren't you at work?

Ned: Because you called us all here for a celebration.

Edward: Oh, sure. You have an excuse for everything, don't you?

Reginald: Who wants champagne?

Skye: Oh, I do! I do.

Alan: Skye, please!

Monica: Listen, Skye, I warned you about this.

Alan: Oh, Monica, put a sock in it.

Monica: Oh, this is great. First he's defending her, then he throws her out of the house.

Ned: I think I'll take one, too.

Edward: Oh, god, why can't you people be happy just for one tiny moment?

Alan: I am happy.

Edward: You're happy?

Skye: Oh, one more champagne. Thank you.

[Doorbell rings]

Skye: Come on!

Edward: Hey, I've been waiting for this moment for years. Reginald, get the door.

Reginald: I think he's got it.

Edward: Oh.

A.J.: I got it. I got it. I got it. I got it.

Carly: Oh, great. I should've known you'd all be here.

A.J.: Lose the security detail.

Carly: We're doing this my way, A.J.

A.J.: Hey, I won in court, you lost, so that means I get --

Carly: They are staying.

Michael: Mommy, why are we here?

A.J.: You haven't told him?

Carly: No, and I never will.

Edward: She can be very tough -- I want you to get that on tape.

A.J.: Hi, Michael.

Sonny: Get away -- get away from my son.

Edward: Hey, hey, hey!

Michael: Daddy!

Edward: How the hell did you get in here?

Alan: Hey, you're trespassing!

Monica: And we have it on tape.

Sonny: I'm taking my son.

A.J.: You mean, my son. Michael's not going anywhere.

Carly: They won -- A.J.'s got full custody.

Michael: Can we go now?

Carly: Michael, you need to listen to A.J. now.

A.J.: Tell him the truth, Sonny -- that you're not his father, I am. You stole him from me, kept him away from me for many years. And tell him that I've loved him all along. Quit stalling. Say it. Admit you stole my son.

Sonny: I never stole you from anybody.

[Luke blows whistle]

Sonny: I promised to be your father, and that promise is forever. I will never abandon you. You don't have to go back to A.J. And you don't have to stay in this house.

Luke: Michael can't hear you.

Sonny: I'm telling him the truth, Luke.

Luke: We have to go --

Sonny: He's my son!

Luke: Now, Corinthos. Get up!

Sonny: That wasn't a test, that was a setup. Why would anyone think that I would turn Michael over to that pig?

Luke: Wrath again.

Sonny: No, you haven't even started to see wrath. Michael is a child. He needs me. Why would you -- or "they" -- think that I would break my promise to him for any reason, Luke?

Luke: You're a hypocrite, Sonny. You want to raise Kristina, but you don't want A.J. to raise Michael.

Sonny: A.J. does not love Michael. He wants to use him to impress the old man.

Luke: Michael's a Quartermaine. What right do you have to take him away from his family?

Sonny: He doesn't deserve him! Doesn't deserve him, Luke!

Luke: But you do? That's hypocrisy, pride, vanity, wrath --

Sonny: Keep your moral qualifications! I don't want to hear any of them! It's my child, I won't give him back!

Luke: Even if it lands you in hell?

Sonny: If that's what it costs, yeah.

Luke: Love counts for a lot in this place. It's a stretch, but maybe they'll be satisfied.

Luke: Now, try to remember nobody's out to get you.

Sonny: All right.

Luke: They think you're great -- mostly.

Sonny: Why are they trying to change me, Luke? I mean, you know, what do they want now?

Luke: Well, I wish I had that answer for you. All I can tell you is follow your heart.

Carly: Who do we hear at the door?  Ah, it's Daddy. I told you Daddy was coming home. Daddy always comes home to his family. Hey. Our little guy had a really good nap, and now I think he wants to be with his daddy. Don't you? Don't you?

Sonny: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah, yeah. You sure he's all right?

Carly: Oh, he's perfect.

Sonny: Yeah?

Carly: Our boy is perfect. What are you asking? Such a daddy's boy, too, with those eyes and that smile.

Sonny: You're going to be a big boy when you get older, huh?

Carly: Yeah. Do you know how much Daddy and Mommy and Michael wanted you? You're going to be taken care of and loved.

[Baby coos]

Carly: Yeah. And nothing bad's ever going to happen. Right, Daddy?

Sonny: You're going to be safe, right?

Carly: Right.

Sonny: You're going to be safe.

Carly: That's right.

[Baby fusses]

Carly: What? What? He's ok. What's wrong? What's the matter?

Sonny: I got to go.

Carly: What -- hey, hey --

Sonny: I'm not supposed to even be here.

Carly: Hey, what do you mean, you're not supposed to -- what are you talking -- Sonny, where are you going?

Sonny: Blow the whistle.

Carly: Sonny, I can help you. What's the matter?

Sonny: Blow the whistle!

Carly: Sonny? Sonny, where are you --

Luke: Hey. Where are you going? You made it. You're in heaven with your wife and child.

Sonny: Does that mean they're dead?

Luke: No, no, it doesn't mean that at all. Heaven is a state of mind beyond time, space, life, death.

Sonny: I don't belong in heaven.

Luke: They want you in heaven, you're in heaven. You can't just walk out.

Sonny: I'm not allowed to be happy.

Luke: Why not?

Sonny: I can't have what I want the most -- that's the deal. That's why my two sons died before they were born. I wasn't allowed to have them. I'm supposed to lose everybody I love over and over again until I die and go to hell.

Luke: Who did you make this deal with? Not with the devil, because I checked. And not with God. Although, I got to tell you, Carly has made some very interesting proposals.

Sonny: Why did my two sons die?

Luke: Because it wasn't their time to be on earth.

Sonny: Why does everybody who loves me die?

Luke: Well, that question is beyond me. But you love these people deeply and they know it, and that love counts a lot here. All right. You can make your own choice. Hell is not an option. You can go back to earth, or you can come on back in here. Totally up to you, man. What'll it be? Stay or go?

Luke: Why do you like this place so much?

Sonny: I like the view.

Luke: Water, a few lights, sea crane. That god-awful mausoleum out on spoon island.

Sonny: You know, I started out with a strip club, and now I own most of the waterfront.

Luke: And you choose that little empire over heaven?

Sonny: I'm not ready to go.

Luke: Sonny, you understand they're offering no guarantees? You could still end up in Hell -- where you belong.

Sonny: I understand.

Luke: Do yourself a favor -- try and pull back on the wrath and the pride as soon as possible.

Sonny: I'm not making any promises.

Luke: I won't show up with a whistle again.

Sonny: Good.

Luke: I can't bail you out, you know.

Sonny: I'm not going to ask you to.

Luke: For what it's worth, next time I hope you dance right through those pearly gates.

Sonny: Any good blues in there?

Luke: Man, that's why they call it paradise.

Sonny: How'd it go?

Jason: There's no problem. You shouldn't be standing out here in the open.

Sonny: You know something? You're right. I'm freezing. Let's go.

Sonny: You did good work.

Jason: Thanks.

Sonny: See you in the morning.

Jason: All right.

Sonny: Whew.

Carly: Ok. And what covers almost the entire planet Earth?

Michael: Ocean.

Carly: And how long has it been there?

Michael: Millions of years.

Carly: That's right.

Sonny: Are you studying?

[Carly giggles]

Michael: Yeah.

Sonny: Yeah?

Carly: Yeah.

Sonny: Aren't you supposed to be in bed? You got that exam tomorrow?

Michael: Mom was helping me study.

Carly: Yeah, you're going to do great.

Sonny: Ok, you get up there into bed. We'll tuck you in later, ok? Hey -- wait, wait, wait! Come here. Give me a kiss. All right. Go. Don't forget to brush your teeth.

Michael: Ok.

[Carly chuckles]

Sonny: How many cookies did he have?

Carly: Oh, not that many. Don't worry, he had plenty of milk. You ok? Did something happen?

Sonny: No, not at all.

Carly: Are you sure?

Sonny: I was just -- I was just thinking about how much I love you and Michael and how great it feels to be alive.

Carly: Sweetie.

[Music plays]

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>> on the next "General Hospital" --

Summer: I'm not the bad guy here.

Lucky: No. You're just a hooker.

Ned: I want to take Kristina home today.

Alexis: No. No.

Courtney: I am so sick of pretending that we don't mean anything to each other.

[Door opens]

Ric: Morning. Oh -- I can see Carly hasn't told you.

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