GH Transcript Wednesday 3/26/03

General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 3/26/03

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>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Alan: This plan's too dangerous.

Edward: Hey -- too late to back out now.

Alice: Kristina!

Reginald: Where's Ned?

Scott: Shame on you, Ned. What kind of a father are you? Where is that baby girl right now?

Ned: Kristina!

Edward: Here's for your re-election campaign.

Sonny: My enemies don't care that I fired him. They'll kill him to cripple me. That is the world I live in.

Carly: Sonny?

Sonny: Be careful.

[Carly screams]

Sonny: No!

Sonny: Carly -- wake up. No!

Carly: Sonny, are you okay?

Sonny: Don't move.

Carly: Okay. Sonny, what's wrong?

Sonny: Stay there.

Carly: Okay.

Sonny: Come here. Take it easy. Okay?

Carly: Were you sleeping? Were you dreaming? What's going on?

Sonny: Listen to me -- promise me you're going to be careful.

Carly: I will be.

Sonny: It's going to happen. I know it's going to happen.

Carly: Oh, sweetheart.

Edward: I can't tell you how pleased I am that we are both in agreement on this matter, Judge Farmer. Hmm? And this solid judgment that you've shown clearly proves that you've earned a place for yourself on a federal bench. Yeah. We'll discuss that when this whole matter's finished. That's right. All right, goodbye.

Skye: Naughty, naughty. You treacherous old man. I seem to have caught you in yet another diabolical plot.

Ned: I left Kristina with the nanny.

Alexis: Where did you find this nanny, Ned? What kind of nanny leaves a baby alone in a house?

Ned: I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.

Alexis: Of course you don't know. You weren't there. She could have died. She could have burned to death, Ned.

Ned: Would you turn that thing off!

Cameron: Alexis, calm down.

Alexis: No matter how you look at this -- I'm sorry, Ned -- but you are responsible. This was your fault.

Cameron: Alexis --

Alexis: And I am not comfortable --

Cameron: It's over. The baby is fine.

Alexis: You taking care of her. You have proven to be unfit. And I'm sorry. I don't know how to stop it, other than I want him arrested for criminal negligence and endangering the welfare of a child.

Gia: What are you looking for?

Zander: I don't know yet. It all happened so fast. Ned was trapped. It was -- could barely breathe with all the smoke. I was just trying to get him out before all the flames went crazy. But something's not quite right.

Gia: Like what?

Zander: I don't know. I don't know. Maybe it was something that happened before we went in. Edward was frantic. He was calling to the firemen to get Ned out. But he wasn't surprised at the fire itself.

Gia: All he could care about was Nedís safety.

Zander: Or he wasn't telling everything he knew.

Gia: Oh, that's a stretch.

Zander: Edward framed me for assault once to keep me away from Emily. You would not believe how that family manipulates.

Gia: What are you thinking?

Zander: If the Quartermaine want something, they find a way to get it, even if it means setting the fire themselves.

Faith: Your girlfriend is in the crosshairs of a sniper's rifle.


[Light bulb breaks]

Jason: You're done, Faith.

Faith: It was a warning shot to get your attention. I could have killed Courtney, but I didn't. I don't want you as an enemy, Jason. I want us to work together. You've been standing in Sonny's shadow too long. I am offering to help you get what you deserve. All you have to do is cooperate. I'll be in touch.

Ric: You know, I hope you didn't just cut both of our throats. A wedge was already driven between Sonny and Jason, you know? This could push them right back together.

Faith: Or remind them why they're fighting.

Ric: They didn't need to be reminded, Faith. All you had to do was sit around and wait and let them unravel on their own.

Faith: What is it with you men? You want to wait, take it slow? First, Ned, now my new partner.

Ric: No, silent partner. You remember that. We can never be seen together, especially now that you pulled this brilliant stunt.

Faith: Look, Jason got the message.

Ric: Yes, and how he reacts is going to be totally a different matter.

Faith: He will see the wisdom of turning on Sonny --

Ric: Mm-hmm.

Faith: Or Sonny will turn on him for putting Courtney in danger. Either way, we win.

Courtney: Would you please tell me what is going on?

Carly: You were dreaming, weren't you?

Sonny: Doesn't matter, doesn't matter.

Carly: Was it about the stairs?

Sonny: I had a nightmare. Someone pushed you down the stairs --

Carly: I'm okay, Sonny. I'm all right. Like you said, it was a nightmare. That's all it is.

Sonny: Yeah, but --

Carly: Doesn't mean it's coming true. It's okay.

Sonny: Okay, but what if -- what if it's some kind of warning?

Carly: About what?

Sonny: They -- we're not supposed to have our child.

Carly: Sonny, I fell down the stairs and lost our first baby. You have that image in your head. That's all it is.

Sonny: I can't shake the feeling, Carly, that something bad is going to happen. Do you understand how that is?

Carly: You know why? You want to know why? It's because you want this baby so much. You're already invested in it. That's all it is. So all these possibilities are going through your head -- all the bad things. It's normal. I have the same fears. But what I try and do is I try and focus on our hopes, you know, the -- all these wonderful times we're going to have with our baby. He or she is going to be just fine. He's going to be safe. I promise you, okay? You have nothing to worry about.

Man: Clear out of here.

Zander: Who are you?

Man: The fire inspector. This property's closed until our investigation's complete.

Zander: All right, well, listen. I was here when the fire was going on. I'm thinking that there might be some arson. I think you should look at it. Something -- I mean, like, how in the world did this house go up so fast?

Man: Wooden structures tend to do that.

Zander: What? Yeah, but maybe there was some sort of accelerant, like gasoline, or maybe the house was set in a couple different places.

Man: Look, son, I know my business. If this turns into a criminal matter, a report will be filed. D.A. Baldwin is anxious for some answers. But right now, I need to do my job, and you're in my way.

Zander: Okay, look, man, Iím just trying to --

Gia: Look, we're sorry, okay? We didn't know we weren't allowed on this property. Come on, Zander.

Zander: Why in the world did you stop that? You could totally tell the guy was lying. He's not even looking at arson.

Gia: Exactly. How about the way he mentioned Scott?

Zander: "Baldwin's anxious for answers"?

Gia: Yeah, as long as they fit his agenda.

Zander: This is looking more and more like a setup.

Alexis: Did you hear what I said, Scott? I want him charged with reckless endangerment.

Scott: No proof.

Cameron: Okay, out. Let the doctors do their work. You've got your story.

Monica: Ned, how are you feeling?

Ned: It's Alexis I'm worried about. She's completely out of control.

Alexis: What more proof do you need? He was having sex on the dock while the baby almost burned to death in the house. You were there, weren't you?

Scott: Yes, but nothing suggests that Ned deliberately put the child in danger.

Alexis: So you're just going to drop it?

Scott: Well, there's a few things we need to check out. There's some loose ends -- the missing nanny --

Alexis: Okay, well, then -- then maybe you should do that.

Scott: Okay, but right now I'm not filing any charges.

Alexis: So it's okay for you to manufacture trumped-up charges in a murder case, but when something actually happens, you're not going to deal with it?

Cameron: I think the D.A.ís made his position clear. Let's go, Alexis.

Skye: You set Ned up to be busted. You pay the nanny to leave, and you brought the baby back here, safe and sound, while you torch the gatehouse. And then the piece de resistance -- you stage the dramatic rescue of what -- a doll, I suppose? And now poor Ned looks like the deadbeat dad, and Alexis -- well, Alexis fresh from the lunatic asylum -- she's proven to the world that she's crazy. But enter you, the caring and distraught patriarch, so eager to take the newborn under your wing. The new heir -- since you screwed up so royally with the rest of us.

Edward: No.

Skye: Have I left anything out, Grandfather?

Edward: You're just too shortsighted to see that this is all for the good of the family.

Skye: Oh, always so benevolent, always so concerned about the welfare of the Quartermaine.

Edward: Your brother A.J. will benefit greatly from this, you know.

Skye: What does that mean?

Edward: I'm going to reward him with a position of power at E.L.Q., and you know that that has been his lifelong dream.

Edward: Well, bully for A.J. What's in it for me?

Edward: Any Quartermaine who participated in this and contributed to it will benefit.

Skye: I think you're going to have to be a little more specific.

Edward: You'll get what you deserve.

Alexis: You just let Scott off the hook.

Cameron: Alexis, will you stop and think? What do you hope to accomplish by haranguing Scott?

Alexis: How about a little justice? Ned is unfit to have custody.

Cameron: And your way of making that point is to berate him in front of television cameras?

Alexis: I think it was obvious that I was upset, and I think it's even more obvious as to why I was upset.

Cameron: Alexis, you were just acquitted of murder. Everybody thinks that you're suffering from D.I.D.

Alexis: Any parent would understand why I was upset in there.

Cameron: Yeah, or interpret it as unbalanced behavior.

Alexis: I'm a mother who loves her daughter and is trying to protect her.

Cameron: And Ned loves his daughter, too. You know that. He may be guilty of an indiscretion, but he wouldn't do anything to hurt Kristina.

Alexis: He was negligent.

Cameron: You've got to give him the benefit of the doubt. He ran into a burning building to rescue Kristina. Alexis, you've got to get a grip, or they're going to take that baby away from both of you.

Jason: Just take everything you need. We're not coming back until this is over.

Courtney: Okay, okay, well, where are you taking me?

Jason: I need to take you out of state, maybe even out of the country.

Courtney: No, no, no, Jason, I can deal with this, okay?

Jason: No.

Courtney: I don't want to be without you.

Jason: Okay, like I said, I shouldnít, but I'm going to compromise. We're going to go to my penthouse. There's guards. There's bulletproof windows --

Courtney: Okay, but we're going to be right across the hall from Sonny. He'll hate that.

Jason: Let's go.

Skye: Hoping your heroics make the 11:00 news?

A.J.: Ah, you know, I just wanted to check out the scores, that's all.

Skye: Oh, don't be so modest, A.J. You played your part perfectly. The whole world actually believes that you braved that fire to save little Kristina. And now Grandfather's giving you a huge chunk in E.L.Q., not to mention his seal of approval. And all it took was a little arson.

A.J.: Hmm. How much have you had to drink, Skye?

Skye: Oh, I overheard Grandfather on the phone laying out all the details. Hmm. You should have seen his face when he realized that I was actually in the room the whole time, quiet as a mouse.

A.J.: Grandfather's a schemer, you know. Doesn't always translate into reality.

Skye: Oh, this one translated perfectly, especially for you. I mean, if Ned had been killed in that fire, you'd be looking at a murder charge.

A.J.: What's your point, Skye?

Skye: My point is that we are partnered in crime. Our time has finally come to cash in.

A.J.: "Our"?

Skye: Well, you're getting a huge stake in E.L.Q. Naturally, I want my share from Granddaddy dearest also. And you're going to help me.

Edward: Oh, Ned. Thank God you weren't seriously hurt. You scared me out of my wits when you ran into that fire like that.

Ned: Grandfather, you've never been out of your wits, but I appreciate the sentiment.

Edward: Come on, Ned, you're family. You know there's nothing I value more.

Ned: I'd like to stick around for a chorus of "kumbaya," but I need to go see my daughter.

Monica: Well, we'll get you out of here as soon as we can.

Ned: How about right now? You've checked out my head. Other than a bad headache, I'm feeling fine.

Monica: Well, actually, I don't see why not.

Scott: Well, I have a couple of questions.

Ned: Forget it. I'm not answering one question from you.

Zander: I need to talk to you.

Cameron: Can it wait?

Zander: No, it can't. Trust me, you want to hear this.

Cameron: You'll be all right?

Alexis: Yeah.

Cameron: Be right back.

Alexis: Ned, I apologize for the way that I acted.

Ned: Nothing is more important to me than Kristinaís well-being and safety. I was just as upset as you were.

Alexis: You called the judge?

Scott: I didn't call the judge.

Ned: Judge Farmer. What brings you down here?

Judge Farmer: It's about your daughter.

Carly: Do you think you made enough?

Sonny: Well, you're eating for two.

Carly: Yeah, well, this is enough for 20, so sit on down and help me out.

Sonny: I'm not hungry, actually, but --

Carly: Well, I'm sorry. You made a promise to me.

Sonny: Well --

Carly: Remember? You're going to match me bite for bite?

Sonny: I will eat later.

Carly: Oh, you are such a cheater, Sonny. Such a cheater. You order me around, and I do everything you tell me to -- all right, some things that you tell me to -- and you don't do a word I say.

Sonny: I'm thinking of the baby.

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: Eat your vegetables.

Carly: Okay. I will. But only because I love you and because I think it's so wonderful how you take care of me.

Sonny: That's just the beginning, actually. I'm -- I got other ideas, too.

Carly: Oh, really?

Sonny: Yeah.

Carly: Such as?

Sonny: I'm going to buy you brand-new shoes, all flats.

Carly: Oh, no, thank you. I like my heels just fine.

Sonny: I don't want you to trip.

Carly: Oh, so, what, it's going to be all flats? How about some support hose? Frumpy dresses and baggy sweaters for warmth? Oh, it's going to be so great. Sonny Corinthos and his fat, frumpy wife.

Sonny: What are you talking about?

Carly: Oh, what am I talking about?

Sonny: You -- you are -- you're sexy when you're pregnant.

Carly: Right.

Sonny: You got that little belly, and then, you know, I get to feel the baby moving inside, so --

Carly: But, you know, with us as parents, this baby's going to be a kicker.

Sonny: Stop procrastinating on the vegetables. I'm going to feed both of you.

Carly: No. Okay, well, yes, on the carrots and no on that spinach.

Sonny: Spinach has a lot of vitamins.

Carly: Yeah, but it's -- ugh.

Sonny: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Come on.

Jason: All right. The place isn't great, but it is protected.

Courtney: It's better than being sent out of the country.

Jason: You're safe. I'm just going to check things out real quick.

Courtney: I know.

Jason: Look, I'm sorry -- I'm sorry this happened. Sonny was right. I should have known that someone would go after you to get to me.

Courtney: Jason, really, I'm fine. I mean, I wouldn't mind knowing what this is all about, but I won't push.

Jason: I can tell you they didn't want to hurt you.

Courtney: Could have fooled me.

Jason: They were sending me a message. The bullet in your wall was their way of negotiating.

Courtney: Okay.

Jason: And I want to promise you that it will never happen again, but as long as you're with me, there's always that chance. And no matter how careful I am, the next time could -- could be worse. Next time you could be hit.

Courtney: You know what? Jason, I went into this with my eyes open. I want to be with you, and nothing in the world is going to scare me away.

[Door opens]

Sonny: Marco told me you were over here. I didn't believe it. This is how you disrespect me, by bringing my sister to bed her across the hall? Is that what you're trying to do?

Jason: No --

Courtney: It isn't like that.

Sonny: How much -- how much more are you going to push me? Jason, honestly, how much more are you --

Courtney: Sonny, this has nothing --

Jason: Okay. Courtney, I -- I need to speak to Sonny alone. Why don't you just go check on Carly?

Courtney: Fine.

Sonny: What has happened to you?

Jason: I didn't bring her out of disrespect. Sonny, I brought her here to keep her safe.

Sonny: Why?

Jason: Because a sniper took a shot at us tonight.

Sonny: How much proof, Jason, do you need to give her up?

Courtney: My brother is an arbitrary, controlling egomaniac. He just barged into Jasonís apartment and started yelling at us, Carly. I mean, no "Hello, Jason." No "What are you doing here?" He just --

Carly: What were you doing there, Courtney?

Courtney: Okay. I'm moving in for a while, but I have a good reason. I do. I swear. But does Sonny care? No, no, of course not. He just wants to rant and rave.

Carly: Have something to eat, okay?

Courtney: I'm -- I'm not hungry.

Carly: Yeah, well, neither am I. Eat.

Courtney: Well, you're faking it pretty well.

Carly: Well, Sonny wants me to eat. I want to make him happy.

Courtney: Why did he make so much?

Carly: Because it's who Sonny is, all right? He does too much. He -- he pushes too hard. He -- he goes a little overboard. He wants to make sure that the baby and I are eating enough. He wants to make sure we get enough protein and vitamins and minerals. It's to show that he cares, and I get that. So what do I do? I make an effort. I go along with it. And I think you should do the same, Courtney.

Courtney: How can you say that?

Carly: Because he cares about you.

Courtney: Okay, Carly, we are not talking about a plate of food here. We're talking about my life. He -- Sonny wants me to give up the man that Iím in love with.

Carly: Courtney, I have supported you and Jason every step of the way, and I believe you deserve to love each other. And Sonny has handled it badly. But it's only because he is concerned about you.

Courtney: But that still does not give him the right to run my life, Carly.

Carly: He is not the ogre that you make him out to be. This is costing him, too, Courtney.

Courtney: I'm sorry, but Sonny can change his mind anytime he feels like it.

Carly: And I hope he does. But in the meantime, he thinks this is the best thing to do to protect you. You know what? You could be discreet, even if you don't agree with him.

Courtney: No, I'm sorry, but it's just -- it's not that --

Carly: You want to love Jason, Courtney? Fine. Good for you. But if you care at all about Sonny, you don't need to rub his face in it. Just pack up your bags and move back to the loft.

Skye: Treated like poor relations, never invited to the big table, always searching for crumbs -- well, now our time has come.

A.J.: Not our time. Mine.

Skye: Wait. You want to clarify that for me, little brother?

A.J.: It's my deal. I'm not cutting you in.

Skye: Well, then I might need to tell certain people what I overheard. I think they'd be quite fascinated, don't you?

A.J.: You're an out-of-control drunk, Skye. I can't count on you, and you can't count on yourself.

Skye: Oh, please. I have Grandfather exactly where I want him.

A.J.: Not even close. The old man always covers his back with payoffs, favors to influential people, secret deals on the phone, which is what you probably overheard. Don't underestimate the old man.

Skye: I can handle Grandfather, okay? I've done my share of double-dealing.

A.J.: You know what? A year ago, yeah, you could pull off anything. But today -- sweetie, you can't stay sober enough to pull off the simplest scheme.

Skye: Well, thank you very much, but I'm sober enough to know an opportunity when I see one. I want in.

A.J.: You take on Grandfather right now, he will roll right over you -- cut you a big fat check and tell you to get the hell out of town.

Skye: Well, we'll see about that.

A.J.: Skye, get out of town. Get sober. Start a new life. This family is destroying you, and there's nothing I can do to help you.

Skye: Well, thanks for the brotherly concern, but I'm staying.

A.J.: Then you're on your own. I'm not cutting you in on my deal with Grandfather.

Skye: Really? Well, it looks like I'm going to have to take care of myself, now, aren't I?

Alexis: Kristina is all right, thank God.

Ned: The fire, Your Honor, was a terrible, terrible accident, but it's over and our daughter is safe.

Monica: Yes, the paramedics examined her, and she really is fine.

Judge Farmer: And I want to ensure she stays that way. The court has to consider the child's continuing well-being.

Alexis: What do you mean?

Judge Farmer: You're undergoing treatment for severe mental illness, Ms. Davis. I issued a court order for you to stay away from your child, which you ignored.

Alexis: Your Honor, my daughter was caught in a burning building. I wanted to see if she was all right, and then I just wanted to hold her and comfort her just for a minute, which is all that I did. Any mother would feel the same way.

Judge Farmer: Ms. Davis, an attorney with your record and expertise knows very well that there is no excuse for defying a court order.

Ned: Your Honor, Alexis was only following a natural, maternal impulse.

Judge Farmer: And I have been informed that you were having sex in a public place while you left your child unattended.

Ned: I was not having sex. Look, I hired a nanny.

Judge Farmer: This is the second time you have hired incompetent help. Your lapses in judgment are so egregious as for me to question the fitness of you as guardian to this child.

Ned: I love this girl. I would never do anything to endanger her --

Judge Farmer: My decision has already been made. In the best interest of the child, I am awarding custody of Kristina Ashton Davis to her great-grandfather, Edward Quartermaine.

Edward: I'm sorry it's come to this.

Alexis: Are you, Edward? Isn't this what you were hoping for?

Edward: Our family will just rise to the occasion, and we'll make sure that your little girl is safe and happy.

Ned: Judge Farmer, this decision of yours -- it really seems hasty.

Judge Farmer: The facts are clear -- Ms. Davis is a threat to her daughter, and, you, Mr. Ashton, are neglecting Kristina to the point of endangerment.

Ned: The investigation into this fire hasn't even been completed.

Judge Farmer: Kristina was your responsibility, and you left her unattended. The court cannot leave an infant in these untenable circumstances. Kristina will reside with Mr. Quartermaine. Now, Mr. Ashton, you will have visitation, but Ms. Davis will continue to be barred from seeing that child.

Alexis: Your Honor, please. That is not in my daughter's best interest.

Judge Farmer: The alternative is foster care.

Edward: Oh, well, that's impossible. And I am sure that Ned would feel most comfortable knowing that his baby is safe with the Quartermaines.

Ned: Of course. My family will take excellent care of her.

Judge Farmer: The decision will be effective immediately. The court will review the situation in six months.

Scott: Fair enough. Your Honor, may I walk you to your car?

Judge Farmer: Yes, please.

Alan: Well, I must admit -- I am stunned.

Monica: So am I. What judge in their right mind would award custody to you?

Edward: Well, you know, isn't it amazing the way our lives can just turn upside-down in the blink of an eye?

Ned: Isn't it?

Edward: Ned, I know this is tough for you, but -- but we'll make sure that your little girl is safe and happy.

Alan: We better get home and start taking care of her.

Edward: I know that this is difficult for the two of you, but -- but we really love Kristina very much and the best place for her is with us, hmm? Let's go.

Alexis: Do you realize what you've done? If your family gets custody of my daughter, I'll never get her back.

Gia: We think the gatehouse fire was caused by arson.

Zander: This whole thing has played too perfectly into the Quartermaines' hands.

Cameron: Do you have any evidence?

Zander: Well, we started looking, but the fire inspector threw us off the property -- after he mentioned Scott Baldwin has taken a personal interest in the case.

Cameron: So you think Baldwinís involved.

Gia: Hmm. What a surprise.

Zander: Edward probably made it worth his while.

Cameron: We need some proof. We have to have a way of keeping track of what Scottís doing.

Zander: Well, he's got a big mouth and he loves publicity. Sooner or later, he's going to make a mistake.

Cameron: We need somebody with access to Scott, somebody on the inside who feels passionately about stopping him from abusing his power.

Courtney: Jason pulled me to the floor, and the bullet went over my head.

Carly: Thank God you're okay.

Courtney: Jason doesn't think that they were seriously aiming to hit me. He thinks they were sending him a warning. All the same, he thought I should be in a safe place, and the choices were out of town or in Jasonís apartment, and I didn't want to leave him, so here I am.

Carly: Yeah, I guess it makes sense. But it's going to be very hard on Sonny.

Courtney: Sonny's just going to have to deal with it, Carly.

Carly: Courtney, it's really not that simple.

[Door opens]

Ric: Courtney. Haven't seen you here for a while.

Courtney: Yeah, well, I'm here now. Someone took a shot at me and Jason, so I'm moving in with him across the hall.

Ric: Well, I'm glad to see you're not hurt. Is Jason all right?

Courtney: He's fine.

Ric: Good. Is Sonny in?

Carly: No. And I don't know when he's coming back. He's across the hall with Jason.

Jason: Faith called and warned me the shot was coming -- a warning shot to get my attention. Sonny, Faith -- Faith wants me to help her take you out.

Sonny: Well, Faith needs to be eliminated.

Jason: We have to find out who she's working with first.

Sonny: Well, she might be acting on her own.

Jason: Look, I know that she's getting money from Ned, but she's definitely working with someone else. We need to find out who. If we take her out first --

Sonny: We lose the connection and the silent partner's still out there.

Jason: What do you think? She wants me to work with her.

Sonny: Well, she -- she thinks you're ready to turn against me. Maybe we can use that to our advantage. Faith doesn't understand loyalty. She's making the assumption that you're ready to negotiate, right? You need to -- you need to follow her, find out who she meets. She's reckless. She doesn't have patience. She'll lead us right to the silent partner.

Jason: What do you want me to do Ė

Alexis: Why did you back down so quickly? You didn't even say a word in your own defense.

Ned: You heard the judge. She already made her decision.

Alexis: Then why didn't you fight for her? You never fight for anything!

Ned: Right now is not the time to go after my family head-on.

Alexis: My daughter is in the care of a nest of vipers that you call a family. You swore to me -- you swore to me that you would take care of her, and you didn't. You neglected her. Now look what's happened.

Ned: Alexis, I promise you, I am going to get -- I am going to get her back, I promise you.

Alexis: And then what? Then are you going to keep her away from me, Ned?

Ned: I want nothing more than to have your daughter back with you again. You need to get well. You need to go to therapy. And in six months, your daughter will be back in your arms again. In the meantime, attacking me in public will only push us further away from Kristina. So just stop!

Alan: Mission accomplished.

Edward: The judge awarded full custody of Kristina to me.

A.J.: Congratulations, Grandfather.

Edward: No, no, no. It was a group effort. And, you know, the key element was provided by Alexis herself. That poor woman just ranted and raved, and she proved her insanity, and Ned had no defense at all.

Alan: And, you, A.J. -- you are a public hero.

Edward: And Kristina is a public Quartermaine.

A.J.: He's right. Are we good or what?

Alan: Gentlemen, we're at the top of our game.

Edward: Slam-dunk from start to finish.

Alan: If we do say so ourselves.

A.J.: And we do.

Monica: Well --

Edward: Monica.

Monica: Nice to see you're all in such good moods.

A.J.: Yeah, well, you know, the Sabres won another game and Ė

Edward: So, how's -- how's the baby doing, huh?

Monica: Well, she's doing fine. I think she's just a little sleepy. Would you like to kiss her good night?

Edward: Of course I would.

Monica: Good. Heads up.

Edward: Oh, God Ė

Monica: My, A.J., how heroic of you to have saved it from the building you burned down. Gotcha.

Scott: Inspector Borden, how you doing? Good to see you. So, what do we got?

Inspector Borden: The results of the preliminary investigation. By the way, that kid Zander Smith has been snooping around. Says it's arson.

Scott: Ah, he's just trying to stir up a little trouble.

Inspector Borden: The fire pattern was irregular.

Scott: I hear you're up for this big promotion. You've had your eye on this job for some time, haven't you? Now, let me ask you something. Would it help if I put in a personal recommendation for you?

Inspector Borden: I'd appreciate that, Mr. Baldwin. You'll have the report on your desk tomorrow.

Scott: Good. Here you go.

Gia: It's going to take a lot of work. I mean, right now, Scott doesn't trust me as far as he can throw me.

Zander: So, change his mind.

Gia: Any ideas where to start? I mean, Scottís going to wonder why the heck I even want a job with him.

Cameron: Law students like internships. Tell him you want the experience.

Gia: You think that'll work?

Zander: Gia, you can do this, okay? You're smart. You're beautiful. You're charming. Just work him, play his ego. At least you'll have access to his office.

Cameron: If you want to help Alexis, this is the best way of doing it.

Sonny: You know what I need you to do. Tell Courtney it's over.

Jason: I'll -- I'll just let you know when she contacts me.

Sonny: No, I don't want to hear from you. You're not involved in my business anymore. You know what? I can't stop both of you from being together, doing whatever you got to do, but you know what? Nothing has changed.

Ric: So Sonny and Jason have finally settled their differences?

Carly: You'd have to ask Sonny that.

Sonny: What?

Ric: Courtney told me about the shooting.

Carly: Ric wants to know how things are with you and Jason.

Sonny: Is that right?

Carly: Hmm.

Ric: Yeah, I'm just glad that Courtney and Jason are all right. Listen, if there's anything that I can do to help, Sonny --

Sonny: Well, I pay you to be my lawyer, and if I need you, I'll call.

Ric: Absolutely. I understand. I just brought by the revisions of the contracts for the coffee shipment.

Sonny: Yeah, just go ahead and put those on the table. Thank you very much.

Sonny: What's going on?

Ric: It's good that Jasonís back. Things should get back to normal now, huh?

Marco: It's worse than ever.

Ric: Really? What do you mean?

Marco: Sonny's mad as hell at Jason.

Ric: Not what I expected to hear.

Carly: Hey. Come sit down and eat with me. I barely made a dent in this feast you've made me.

Sonny: Somebody shot at Courtney tonight. How long before they kill someone that I love?

Courtney: I'm not even going to ask you what you and Sonny talked about.

Jason: I'm just going to take your bag upstairs.

Courtney: Jason, your place is so empty. You know, I could get a few things to warm it up, like a rug or some pillows, maybe some chairs. A coffee table or something.

Jason: You know, everything's going to be all right.

Courtney: Yeah, I know. I know. You told me the guy firing that gun, that he wasn't -- he wasn't trying to shoot me and that I was never in any real danger. Neither one of us got hurt, right?

Jason: That doesn't make it any easier to get shot at.

Courtney: I can handle it, Jason, really. I'm not one of those people who just crumbles at every little thing.

Jason: This -- this wasn't little.

Courtney: It's just I don't want you to worry about me, okay?

Jason: Courtney, it's okay to be scared. I was scared for you.

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Jax: Ned and Alexis are my friends. There's no way Iím going to let you get away with stealing their baby girl.

Ric: We'll have it all and then some, hmm?

Carly: He needs you.

Jason: I want to help, but he's not going to let me help.

Courtney: If you don't leave, I'm going to call the police now.

Sonny: What?

Courtney: You heard me.

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