GH Transcript Wednesday 10/15/08

General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 10/15/08

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Claudia: Well, isn't this cozy? And I don't think I've been called a goomada in, like, forever.

Max: Hey, hey, can you show some respect? Do you have any idea who this is?

Claudia: Were you on TV or something?

Maximus: No, but this mug has been in the papers a bunch of times.

Max: This is Maximus Giambetti, my father -- a living legend. Idiot. How many times do I have to tell you not to let people in here?

Maximus: Hey, come on, leave the kid alone. I mean, surely, like, you know, come on.

Milo: Ms. Zacchara, I'm going to have to ask you to go.

Maximus: Whoa. What did you say, Mario? Zacchara? Anthony Zacchara's daughter?

Claudia: Yeah.

Maximus: What are you doing here?

Claudia: The truth, Mr. Giambetti?

Maximus: Yeah.

Claudia: I'm obsessed with your son.

Sonny: You made it clear, I'm no longer a part of the organization, that you won't lift a finger to help protect me or the people that I love.

Jason: I can't let you start a bloodbath.

Sonny: So you think you can tell me what to do, now that you've got some power?

Jason: Do you want to die? You keep pushing, and that's where this is going.

Kate: What are you doing, Olivia? Are you threatening me? Are you saying the only way that I can hold on to Sonny's love is to keep the secret of his son?

Olivia: We both know that father and son are better off if this secret stays hidden.

Carly: Oh, I love a good family secret.

Kate: It's customary to knock.

Carly: Sorry to interrupt the family bonding, but you did ask me to try and reason with Sonny.

Olivia: I bet I know how that went.

Carly: You do if you know Sonny as well as you say you do.

Karpov: You were spying on me.

Sam: No, I was checking things out.

Karpov: Why?

Sam: I am a cautious person. I know the cops are leaning on you, and word on the street is, Sonny Corinthos wants you dead.

Karpov: Nothing has changed.

Sam: Look, this is business. I don't walk into anything blind. That is a good way to wind up dead.

Karpov: So is double-crossing me.

Sam: I -- look, I understand that, and I don't care what you are and why you're here or what you're doing. You pay me green, and that's all that matters. You pay top dollar for me to move your cargo, and -- and that's it. That's the deal. What -- what are you doing?

Karpov: All right, let's --

Sam: What the hell -- come on, please. Will you give that back to me, please?

Karpov: Hey, hey, you're not going to need it now. Now it's time to really prove what you're worth.

[Knock on door]

Alexis: Come in. Lucky.

Lucky: Am I catching you at a bad time?

Alexis: No, I was just going over a case.

Lucky: Well, you wanted to hear if there was any trouble with the Zaccharas, and there were reports of a joy-rider in the harbor.

Alexis: Junior playing chicken with the cargo ships again?

Lucky: Well, I went to investigate, but the speedboat was long gone. I found Claudia Zacchara, but she denies her brother was involved. But I have my doubts.

Alexis: Well, she's probably just doing damage control. I don't know why Johnny is acting out after he was just acquitted, but I don't think it's any coincidence that his self-destructive behavior is on the heels of your sister's breakdown.

Lucky: This isn't new. That's why I never wanted Johnny around Lulu.

Alexis: Well, you know, it isn't easy to tell someone that the person they love isn't good for them.

Lucky: That's why I'm hoping Lulu doesn't love Johnny, that she can get over it.

Alexis: Are you over Sam? Sorry, I -- I guess that was intrusive.

Lucky: Yeah, a little, but you sound worried about Sam.

Alexis: Do you talk to her at all?

Lucky: Since the breakup, no, I'm sorry.

[Alexis sighs]

Olivia: Like you said, Sonny is and has always been a gangster, so I'm guessing that any plea for him to avoid retaliating against whoever shot my cousin -- it probably fell on deaf ears.

Kate: Okay, perhaps this is a conversation that Carly and I should have alone.

Carly: Olivia is family. She should hear this. It's no secret that Sonny's out to avenge whoever did this to you. And your cousin's right. Everything I said to him did not matter.

Kate: Because he's convinced that the only way to protect me is to go after the man who shot me. He is trying to stop the violence.

Carly: With more violence.

Olivia: Stop deluding yourself, Connie. This is -- this is not about protecting you or anybody else. This is like Sonny when he was a kid. He's crazy mad, and he can justify it any way he wants, but this is about revenge. He's going to hit, and he's going to keep hitting until the other guy's got to beg for mercy.

Carly: Sounds like your cousin understands Sonny better than you do.

Sonny: I have no intention of dying. What I want to do is keep Kate and the rest of my family safe.

Jason: But by going after Karpov, you're going to do the exact opposite.

Sonny: I just need your help. That's what I'm asking. I can't sit by and do nothing.

Jason: You don't have the resources to go to war, and even if you did, you're only going to put yourself and everybody you care about in more danger. I'm still not convinced it's Karpov.

Sonny: Oh, I'm clear on that -- very clear.

Jason: Okay, good.

Sonny: You wouldn't be convinced if you saw Karpov pulling the trigger on DVD. You're just willing to just sit around, do nothing. Who knows, Karpov or somebody else might slit the throat of somebody you love.

Jason: I understand -- I understand you don't like how I'm running the business, okay? But every shipment has landed successfully. The foreign partners are happy. They're making money. I have kept the competition in line, and most of all, I have kept the peace, Sonny.

Sonny: You are either lying or delusional.

Claudia: Mr. Giambetti, of course. I'm so sorry, I don't -- I didn't recognize you.

Maximus: That's okay, you were, you know, the skinny, shy girl back then.

Claudia: You used to do business with my father, right?

Maximus: Yeah, you know, your father --

Claudia: Yeah.

Maximus: Wasn't too stable back then, you know. But, you know, now that you've all grown up, I can see that the apple hasn't fallen too far from the tree.

[Claudia laughs]

Claudia: It's crazy, Mr. Giambetti. Max and I are from rival families. I mean, there's a million and one ways that this could go wrong, but I can't help myself. Oh, he takes me places no man ever has before. Sex with him is a life-shattering --

Max: Oh!

Claudia: Experience. It leaves me thirsty, begging, just wanting more.

Max: Uh -- try and control yourself.

Claudia: Ah, come on, big Max -- don't make me beg for it, now.

Diane: Okay, hands off, barracuda.

[Claudia laughs]

[Max clears throat]

Tracy: Success at last.

Monica: Oh, another lead on the wayward husband?

Edward: Hmm, another road to nowhere, huh?

Tracy: No, no, no, this is a solid lead.

Monica: Well, then why are you still here?

Tracy: Well, I'm waiting for confirmation, and when I get it, I am going to Mexico to get Luke. Hello? Could you muster up a little enthusiasm? Perhaps try for some empathy? Lulu is in Shadybrook.

Monica: And you think that Luke can help?

Tracy: She needs her father.

Edward: Hmm, he's the one that drove poor Laura to the loony bin.

Monica: You know, I agree with Edward. I think that Luke can only make things worse, Tracy.

Tracy: For whom? You don't want him in this house again.

Edward: I must say it's rather nice to have this house without that reprobate. A man's brandy and his cigars and his smoking jacket should be his own.

Tracy: Lulu is in Shadybrook, and you're whining about smoking jackets and brandy?

Monica: Come on, Tracy, do you honestly think Luke can help? Here's a man who openly admits he hates being a father. He has never been around any milestone in Lulu's life, and now when she is fragile, she needs somebody with stability and somebody with strength.

Tracy: She needs her father.

Edward: Oh, no, no, no, Tracy, you need your husband. Luke Spencer is the only man who can handle you -- though clearly for very limited doses. So stop being so damn noble.

Tracy: You're right. What was I thinking? And what good would it do if he gets arrested as soon as he comes back to Port Charles?

Edward: Mm-hmm, there is an outstanding warrant for money laundering against him, and if there is any justice in the world, they will slap handcuffs on him before he can light up one of my prize Havanas. What?

Tracy: Start calling in favors, Daddy. Get those charges against Luke dropped. Clear the way for my husband to come home, or things are going to get really messy.

Scott: Where do you get off pulling my surveillance people?

Alexis: Excuse me?

Scott: No, excuse yourself. I have an ongoing investigation going on right now, and in these tough times, it's first come, first served. I'm first.

Alexis: You sound like a three-year-old trying to stake his claim in the sandbox.

Scott: I don't really care how I sound. I'm just telling you right now, consider that your surveillance on that Russian mobster, Karpov, or whatever his name is, has been terminated.

Claudia: Ignore that uptight, old, badly dressed witch.

Diane: Who are you calling badly dressed? And I'm not uptight.

Claudia: You need someone like Max here to rock your world, to take you places you've only ever dreamed of.

Diane: Sex for Mr. Giambetti is going to be nothing but a distant memory if he continues to consort with the likes of you.

Claudia: Oh, but it's so good. Neither one of us can give it up, can we? You really should tell her, big Max.

Max: Um --

Diane: You do realize, of course, that this woman is the daughter of your most dangerous enemy, and she's known for her promiscuity.

Maximus: Best way I know for a girl to get a guy to talk about things he doesn't want to talk about -- unless he's packing, of course.

Max: You think I'm so easily led, I have no self-control?

Diane: I think it is going to be bad for you on every conceivable level if you are with this woman. You're going to wind up hurt in ways you never even dreamed of.

Maximus: I kind of agree with your mouthpiece on this one. Not only does she have a fine ass --

Claudia: Oh!

Maximus: She packs a hell of a wallop.

Claudia: Don't keep me waiting too long, big Max, huh? You know I can't stay away.

Diane: If you have no further need for my services, I shall say good night.

Max: Wait, wait, wait -- no, no, no, I'm not through with you yet.

Kate: Sonny would do anything to protect the people he cares about. You know that. That is exactly why I asked you to try to get through to him.

Carly: If Sonny wants to keep the people he cares about safe, then he shouldn't retaliate, and for once in his life, he needs to let the police handle this.

Olivia: You know the police, Connie, the guys in blue shirts with the badges. They solve the crimes so that people can't go running through the streets, blasting everyone they don't agree with.

Carly: You know what? I know what's driving Sonny, and I really wish I could have gotten through to him, but I couldnít.

Kate: Fine -- then I will. And I don't want either of you here when I talk to him.

Carly: Wow, I guess we're getting the boot. You know what, Olivia? We should go have a cocktail.

Kate: Oh, that's perfect. You'll have so much to talk about -- you have so much in common.

Sonny: You think because nobody's made a move against you yet that you've kept the peace? What's happened is it's made you look weak. Your enemies are lining up.

Jason: Oh, they've been testing me from day one, enemies and friends, and each time a message is sent. Nothing flashy, Sonny, nothing you're going to read about in the news, no big public show of force. I do what needs to be done to keep everybody in line.

Sonny: Who do you think you're talking to? You used to work for me. You've got to put the fear of God in these people. Because that's the only thing they listen to. But right now, you've made it clear -- you don't want to fight for your territory, so the Zaccharas, Karpov, somebody else is going to make a move against you, and they're going to take you down.

Jason: Yeah, let them try.

Sonny: We can do this together. Admit it -- you're out of your league.

Jason: I will fight for my territory. But I cannot start a war because you asked me to.

Sonny: So you're going to throw away everything that I built. You're going to put my men at risk.

Jason: I'm not putting your men at risk. I'm protecting your men. And I will protect them from you if I have to. So why don't you do yourself a favor and give up this idea of revenge?

Sonny: You know, I've got to -- I'm going to do what I've got to do.

Jason: Sonny --

Sonny: No, look, you cut ties with me -- somebody who's been there for you, forever. But you know what? You're on your own. And when everything comes crashing down on you, the only one you have to blame is yourself.

Edward: No, I am not calling in any favors to get that good-for-nothing Luke Spencer exonerated. Listen, at the rate that we Quartermaines create our own disasters, I'm going to need all of my ammunition in my belt.

Tracy: Let me get this straight. You're storing up favors to cover our backs?

Edward: At the end of the day, we're all family.

Tracy: Really? No matter what we do to each other, or how badly we behave?

Edward: Of course.

Tracy: Which is exactly why Lulu needs her father now.

Edward: No, it's not the same.

Tracy: It is exactly the same. And what good can Luke do Lulu if he's arrested as soon as he gets home?

Monica: Tracy, Luke is your husband. I really think it's up to you to get the charges dropped.

Tracy: He married into this family just like you did, you gold-digging social climber.

Monica: I know where your anger is coming from.

Tracy: From my brother's bad taste in women?

[Monica chuckles]

Monica: From your insistence in staying in an unhealthy relationship with Luke. So you need to deal with the consequences, Tracy. Otherwise, we are just enabling you.

Tracy: Only you could come back from rehab with more ways to irritate me.

Monica: Well, the program has worked for me. It's taught me healthy ways to cope with you.

Tracy: If Alan were alive and cheating on you, you would take him back, so don't preach to me about unhealthy relationships. And by the way, Daddy wouldn't be helping me or Luke, you'd be helping Lulu.

Alexis: You do realize that Andrei Karpov is the main suspect on the Kate Howard shooting?

Scott: Well, I'm sorry that someone was shot. However, you're never going to get any evidence on this guy, and with all these shootouts in this town, this Russian mobster will be dead long before you ever get him to court.

Alexis: Hmm, so it's your professional opinion that I should just sit on my hands and let the criminal element police itself according to the natural order. That's great. So the strong survive, and the weak get whacked.

Scott: Well, I would say yes, except for the fact that the gangsters are the only ones that survive in this town.

Alexis: Which brings us to the real reason why you're here, because you want to steal my surveillance guys and put them on Johnny Zacchara so you can catch him doing something, so you can put him under arrest and charge him with something? It's for your vengeance. I'm sorry, I can't support that.

Diane: You know, there is work I could be doing, so unless this sojourn has some sort of specific purpose, then --

Max: I -- I like to walk out here.

Maximus: Well, it's your territory, you do what you want.

Max: It's where I do my best thinking. Haven't I told you that?

Diane: I recall you mentioning something about that, Mr. Giambetti.

Max: Well, I want you with me, Ms. Miller. I mean, since you are my mouthpiece -- in case you think of anything, you know, legal.

Maximus: Well, thinking he does with you, but with Claudia Zacchara, his brain takes a hike.

Diane: A woman like that is poison. Never satisfied, always taking and taking and taking.

Maximus: Just like her mother.

Milo: Pop, you knew Claudia Zacchara's mother?

Maximus: Oh, yeah, Domenica -- what a bitch.

Diane: Oh, big surprise.

Maximus: It was a smart day when crazy Anthony shipped his wife off, just before she stabbed him in the ribs with a knife, you know? And the same thing's going to happen to you if you stay with this Claudia. So take my advice -- find yourself somebody nice, like that Carly girl. You know, somebody who knows her place, and somebody who knows how to cook. Not like one of these take-charge girls who'd grab you by the hair until you beg for mercy, capisce?

Diane: Oh, I just can't wait to hear what you think of your father's advice. Capisce?

Jason: What kind of trouble? Just -- just tell me; were we able to land the shipment?

[Knock on door]

Jason: Okay, just find out who was responsible, please, and get back to me.

Claudia: I love the suit -- love. So when exactly did you decide to trade places with Sonny's bodyguard?

Jason: You know, I'm busy right now, Claudia.

Claudia: You should be nicer to me. I played along with the little charade.

Jason: What did you do?

Claudia: I pretended that Max and I were having a hot, sexy affair, that we were star-crossed lovers from rival families, and we couldn't get enough of each other -- for his dad. You should have seen his dad's face. You should really lighten up. It was just a little fun I was having.

[Jason sighs]

Claudia: I thought it was sweet of you that you would do that for Max. You know, to make him look like a big shot in front of his dad. Kind of amazed, coming from you, with everything you have going on, but --

Jason: Why are you here?

Claudia: You're not big on chit-chat. You just can't have a normal conversation, just a little chit-chat, you know, break the ice?

Jason: Why are you here?

Claudia: I want to stop a war before it starts.

Olivia: You know, I would have taken you for a cocktail girl. A cosmopolitan or a lemon drop or something like that.

Claudia: Ha, I think you have me confused with your cousin.

Olivia: Not much chance of that. You know, for somebody who was getting ready to marry Sonny, she sure doesn't seem to understand him very well. Now you, on the other hand, you seem like you read him like an open book.

Carly: Yeah, I don't have too many illusions about Sonny. You don't seem to, either. You guys were pretty tight back in the day, huh?

Olivia: Well, it was pretty much Connie and Sonny's movie. I was eating popcorn in the balcony.

Carly: Yeah, but you saw him for who he really was -- who he still is. He's still that kid from Bensonhurst. He's angry, he's been hit one too many times, and all he wants to do is hit back. And your cousin, she's turned it into one big fairy tale.

Olivia: Yeah, well, Connie sees Sonny the way he wants to see himself. You know, that's very attractive. Why be with some girl who's going to call you on all your crap and kick your butt, when you can be with someone who's going to give you the benefit of every doubt and make up excuses for you before you even can make them up for yourself? I mean, here's the beauty part for Sonny. Connie will never admit that she's wrong, so if she says that he's good and noble, that is how she will play it, even if it kills her.

Sonny: Hi. The nurse said you wanted to see me?

Kate: Mm-hmm, I -- I want to apologize. I should have known better than to send Carly to talk to you.

Sonny: Hey, you know what? I know how hard it is for you to ask Carly for anything.

Kate: For all the good it did me.

Sonny: I don't want you to worry about anything. I'm handling things. You need to just focus on getting better.

Kate: I am, I'm feeling stronger all the time. Strong enough to think about the future. I've been shot -- twice. And I don't want that to ever happen again. I want the life that we talked about, the promises that we made to each other. So you tell me, what do we have to do to make that work?

Max: Well, Dad, I'm not looking for a wife at the moment, so there's no point speculating what type I'd choose.

Maximus: A man needs somebody to take care of him.

Milo: All due respect, you've been through seven marriages.

Maximus: That's why I know so much about women, Milo.

Milo: Mario!

Diane: Milo-Mario makes a very salient point. Why advocate an institution that has clearly done you no good?

Maximus: It's true that my marriages have never lasted. But each one of them has given me moments of great joy. All of which I wish to my sons. You're young. But, Max, hey, you got a lot of weight on your shoulder. So find somebody to come home to, somebody you can trust and believe in.

Diane: You might want to get to work on that, Mr. Giambetti.

Maximus: A good looking girl but a little mouthy.

Max: She's perfect. Let's go, Dad. Let's get you to the airport.

Maximus: I can get there on my own. And I got to make a stop on the way. Come here.

[Italian music playing]

Maximus: I'm going to miss you guys.

Max: What are you doing? Get off me. Don't hug me.

Claudia: John didn't damage your boat. He didn't keep you from landing your shipment.

Jason: This time.

Claudia: Look, Lulu's crack-up has really hit John hard. He's acting out. It wasn't a show of aggression against you. It was his way of seeing how far he could push the envelope. You know, to see what kind of adrenaline rush he could get out of --

Jason: If your brother makes trouble for me again, for whatever reason, I will retaliate.

Claudia: Hey, I'm just trying to keep the peace here the same way you are. All right? I assume that's why you didn't go after Karpov after Kate was shot.

Jason: Who says Karpov's responsible?

Claudia: Seriously, you too?

Jason: What's that mean?

Claudia: I met with Karpov right after Kate was shot. I told him what had happened. It was the first he heard of it. He wasn't faking. He didn't have anything to do with Kate's shooting.

Jason: Well, if it wasn't Karpov, it could have been anybody. What about the Zaccharas?

Olivia: So tell me a little about you and Sonny.

Carly: Oh, there is no "little" about me and Sonny. It's a complicated history. Four marriages.

Olivia: Yeah, well, don't take this the wrong way, but you kind of seem like the kind of girl that Sonny wants to get in the back of his car but not marry.

[Carly laughs]

Olivia: You know, he always goes for the angels -- the good girls.

Carly: Kate being the latest.

Olivia: Yeah.

Carly: Yeah. Sonny and I were hate at first sight. We had nothing in common except for our mutual best friend, Jason. One bad night, one thing led to another --

Olivia: You fought like hell and wound up banging your brains out.

Carly: Sounds like a voice of experience talking.

Olivia: Well, it wasn't hard to see where that story was going, but back to you and Sonny.

Carly: Sonny and I brought the worst out of each other and the best. And he adopted my oldest son, Michael, and then we had little Morgan.

Olivia: Do you have a picture?

Carly: Yeah.

[Olivia chuckles]

Olivia: Oh, the little baby. I can see a lot of Sonny in that little guy.

Sonny: You shouldn't -- you shouldn't have to live in fear, and there's a simple solution to that. You stay away from the people who are getting shot at, and that includes me.

Kate: But there's a problem with that. I love you.

Sonny: I love you, too. But I -- but that's why I have to be honest with you. I can't make promises about the future. I can't guarantee that you are going to be safe.

Kate: I don't want guarantees. What I want is for you to stay out of organized crime, because if you do that -- if you do that I can ride all of this out with you, whatever comes.

Sonny: I tried. It didn't work.

Kate: It's been three months.

Sonny: Well, three months.

Kate: What? We knew that it would take time, right? We knew it would be difficult to leave the mob. It would take time for your enemies to accept that it wasn't a ploy.

Sonny: You almost died. Did we just forget that?

Kate: Do not use me as an --

Sonny: Well, I'm just saying.

Kate: No. Look at me. Now, right now, I am willing to accept the risks if I know that you're sincere. If I know that you really do love me like you say you do, then don't retaliate. [Sobbing] Please do not sink back into that life, because I will not give up on us. I will not give up on you.

Sonny: I've already made a move, and I'm going to make other moves. That's just the way it has to be. That's it.

Kate: Is that your choice? Is that your choice?

Sonny: It's who I am. That's how I do things. I love you, deeply. But I got to do what I think is right for you -- even if I lose you because of it.

Edward: Of course, I have a soft spot for that sweet, little Lulu. It broke my heart to see her losing her marbles on that witness stand.

Tracy: So clear the way for Luke to come home and help her.

Edward: As Monica so astutely put it -- the reason is that you want to have your husband back home so you can control him.

Monica: Well, that's assuming that Tracy can really track him down this time.

Edward: And you are using sweet, little Lulu to guilt Luke Spencer into abandoning his latest road trip.

Monica: Yes, as long as Lulu's in recovery, Luke will be chained to your side.

Tracy: I make no apologies for wanting to keep my husband close. And by the way, the two of you have no room to criticize. You are both well-versed in the art of lies and manipulation to keep a marriage together.

[Phone rings]

Tracy: This is Tracy. Ha-ha. I'm on my way. All right, so I am going to get my husband Luke now. I want you to get those charges dropped before I get home, or I will tell the members of your club that you have resorted to internet dating.

Edward: Oh, that's an outrageous lie.

Tracy: Really? Let's see, sell high and split? Do you know that I can send your profile page to everybody in your club with the click of a mouse? And I know that they are so going to enjoy that pretty little picture of you in the Speedo.

Edward: All right. All right, I will have the charges dropped so you can get your husband back here, and he can break your heart again just like you deserve.

[Knock on door]

Jerry: Hello.

Alexis: What are you doing back here?

Jerry: I came to get you. Look at you. You're sitting here alone, eating yourself up with work.

Alexis: Welcome to my life.

Jerry: Well, there's nothing to do tonight but let me take you home.

Alexis: No, sorry, I'm busy. I've got to figure out how to proceed with an investigation that may implicate my daughter. So multiple choice, do I recuse myself, or do I protect her?

Jerry: Well, here's an idea. Don't do anything tonight. Why don't you give your thoughts a little rest, give yourself a little distance, and let me take care of you. Okay?

[Italian music plays]

Sonny: Mr. Giambetti.

Maximus: Your guard let me in.

Sonny: Good. What can I do for you?

Maximus: Pour me a drink. We need to talk.

Olivia: How is Sonny with him?

Carly: Oh, he's great. He's patient, and he's caring. I mean, he loves those boys. Well, I was going to say he loves those boys more than his own life, but that's not true. Michael was shot because of the choices Sonny's made -- he's continuing to make. Taking those boys away from him was the hardest thing I ever had to do.

Olivia: Nothing is more important than protecting your kids. But I bet Sonny misses them like crazy.

Carly: He does, yeah. And I wish it didn't have to be this way. I wish that I could tear up that custody agreement and take Sonny over to see Morgan tonight, but I canít. And the incredible irony is that everything Sonny's done -- everything he's built -- was to give his kids a different life, a better life. But his anger and his pride is taking him further and further away from them.

Olivia: It's funny. In Sonny's mind, the perfect woman is like an angel he can put up on a pedestal. You know, like his mother. She was -- she was a lovely woman. She was weak. But when it came down to the actual business of being a father, Sonny chose you -- a strong woman who he knew would protect his son and even keep him away from his father if it came to that. It's like Sonny knew that the greatest gift he could give his child was a mother who would keep him safe no matter what.

Carly: Wow. It's pretty great that you understand that. Sonny doesnít. He's never going to forgive me.

Maximus: Thank you. You seem like an intelligent man, Mr. Corinthos -- too intelligent to make a stupid move like going after a rival without the proper backup to get the job done.

Sonny: Do you know what it feels like to see someone you love get shot right in front of you?

Maximus: A terrible thing -- one so terrible that can make any man forget the basic rules. Don't get emotional over business, and don't mix business with the personal. So I ask you with caution to wait and to watch. And make them come to you.

Sonny: Well, that's nice advice. Why are you offering it?

Maximus: Because I don't want to see my son get his ass shot off working for you. Max must be a very valuable soldier and a friend for you to keep up this charade about him being the boss.

Sonny: When did you figure it out?

Maximus: Five minutes after I walked through the door. Look, my plane leaves soon for Palermo, and if I don't get on it, the Feds are going to have a field day. So I say to you, good luck. But there's one favor I need to ask from you.

Sonny: Name it.

Maximus: Take care of my sons. And don't tell Max that I knew the stint was all made up.

Sonny: Okay, I got it.

Max: I thought Diane might be here.

Jason: Why?

Max: She got irritated with my dad and walked off. Now she's not answering her phone. I was hoping she's here with you in some kind of a meeting, but it turns out she's just mad at me. You know, I can see Dianeís point. I know my dad's ideas about women are old-fashioned. And she did have to stand there and watch Claudia Zacchara stick her tongue down my throat.

Jason: You kissed Claudia Zacchara?

Max: No, no, no, no. Her lips were doing all the work. I was an innocent victim. Diane knows that. But the good news is, my dad's going back to Palermo tonight, so things can finally get back to normal.

Jason: Oh, Max, I am so glad to hear that. I can't even tell you how happy that makes me. Was there something else?

Max: I just wanted to say thanks for playing along. And to let you know that, in the future, if you ever decide that you want to retire or whatever -- due to your current situation -- I'm ready to step up. I think I got a talent for being a real boss.

Lucky: Hey, I got a few questions for you.

Sam: Uh, yeah, you don't have to worry about us being seen. Karpov left with his crew to go handle the shipment that I landed.

Lucky: Were you able to get a look at any of the cargo?

Sam: No, but I did see Karpov give Jerry a pad with names, listing schedules, shipments, information on all the cargo that's in it. And if I just could have gotten my hands on it --

Lucky: All right, you've taken this far enough.

Sam: Excuse me; I have come too close to stop now.

Alexis: I can't tonight.

Jerry: Oh, come on. Let me take care of you.

Alexis: You can't take care of me, because I don't trust you.

Jerry: Well, you can trust me tomorrow.

Alexis: No, tomorrow I have to get a warrant and search my daughter's apartment. Tomorrow, I have to go with the cops and treat my daughter like a criminal. I would love to do anything but think about this tonight.

Jerry: Well, then, don't, darling.

Alexis: I'm going to do it right now. I'm going to call this in before I lose my nerve.

[Phone rings]

Jerry: Hello?

Sam: Hi, I hope I caught you at a good time.

Jerry: Why, yes, it's always a good time for you, darling.

Alexis: This is district attorney Alexis Davis. I need to issue a warrant.

Sam: I was wondering if maybe you would be interested in dinner tomorrow night.

Alexis: The name? Sam McCall.

Jerry: I can't wait.

Sam: That's great. I'll see you then. Okay, I mean, this is it. By tomorrow night, this should all be over.

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