General Hospital Update Tuesday 10/27/98
AJ tells the family what Carly's hospital is like while Reginald passes out the mail.
Reggie is amazed by how much junk mail Katherine gets. Ned, as usual, doesn't agree with
AJ and Edward that going after Michael is a good idea. Katherine just thinks Ned is
"threatened" by his baby cousin. Ned calls her and AJ "Mr. and Mrs.
Suckup". Monica runs in and yells at Katherine, calling her "a squatter"
and "a thief". Monica accuses Katherine of stealing a "diamond
bracelet". Katherine says she was in Monica's room, exchanging some flowers from her
room with some from Monica's that she didn't want. Monica is outraged by that, too.
Katherine suggests maybe Reginald's been stealing things so Lila tells her to apologize.
They all bicker. Emily slips out, ignored as usual.
Alan buys some more drugs and tells his drug dealer that he won't be coming around any
more. The dealer snears at Alan for not having any money. He suggests that Alan pawn more
of his stuff. Alan tells him that the pawn brokers only pay him a tenth of what he pawns
so he doesn't have anything left. The drug dealer leaves, uncaring. Monica goes to make a
phone call, but then mumbles to himself that he'll be home "next month". He has
pawned Monica's diamond bracelet. Later, Katherine and Monica bicker about the bracelet,
and Katherine being there, some more. Katherine suggests they be "friends" but
she's not very sincere and Monica rejects her. Still later, Monica and AJ discuss the
bracelet and how they miss Alan. AJ admits that it's "kind of nice" having
someone else "be the black sheep of the family". He's basking in Edward's
attention, too, even though he's suspicious of Edward's motives. Monica remarks that it's
hard to tell what AJ's thinking sometimes. Carly's doctor phones AJ to tell him he can
come visit her. Edward praises AJ for getting access to Carly.
Bobbie phones Liz to remind her to do something since school is out. Liz tells Lucky she
has to go to the doctor. He is curious but she doesn't want to tell him about it. They hug
tightly and she leaves. Liz goes to GH to meet Bobbie. Bobbie is surprised that Lucky
isn't with her so Liz says that she didn't tell Lucky about it. Liz says that Lucky
worries too much about stuff so she didn't want to tell him that she was having a
"follow-up HIV test". Bobbie draws Liz's blood for the test. Bobbie tries to
calm her fears. Liz says that when she was younger she never thought much about the
future, but now she does, so she values it more.
Lucky is using his laptop to search for stuff when Nikolas arrives. Nikolas tells him that
they have to settle something about Laura. Lucky brings up Laura coming down the stairs
the other day. Nikolas tells Lucky that the dress Laura was wearing was hers "from a
long time ago". He tells Lucky that he doesn't really know what's happening between
Laura and Stefan, but he reminds Lucky that they agreed long ago not to let their
families' problems affect their relationship. Lucky seems agreeable. They both look at a
webpage on his computer.
Felicia meets Mac at Kelly's. She talks about her writing. Mac is stressed out because
he's worried about Robin with Jason. Felicia reminds him that he has socked people on
occasion when provoked (like Ryan and Kevin). They bicker about that until Mac realizes
that Felicia has changed the subject on him. Felicia calls him "paranoid" and
says that he tries to fix things all the time, but that sometimes things are out of his
control. He thanks her for trying to help him forget his troubles.
Emily is accosted when she goes looking for Alan. Alan comes along and beats away two guys
who were bothering her. Alan yells at her for being there. She accuses him of taking
Monica's bracelet but offers to take it back so no one will know. He admits he sold it.
Tears fill her eyes at his disgusting condition. Emily tells him how much she misses him.
"You have to help yourself" she pleads. She hopes that something drastic would
happen, like when Matt died and how that helped her. He assures her that "this is as
low as I can get".
He also says that he's "detoxing" by using a smaller amount of pills every day
and that his main problem is that he has no more money. He even asks Emily for money
"for food". She looks very sad, knowing he's lying. He plays on her sympathy by
talking about a nearby homeless guy with a gangrenous leg. She cries at how pathetic he's
become, but she takes her allowance out of her purse and gives it to him. She rushes off,
even though he asks her to stay. Alan of course goes right to the drug dealer and buys
some more pills. The drug dealer even gives Alan a can of tuna, but Alan is ungrateful. He
downs the pills.
When Jax takes V. to lunch at the Port Charles Grill, he corrects her behavior in
preparation for their Monte Carlo adventure. He teaches her how to ignore prices and
servants. They discuss starvation in the world. V. gets a phone call on her L&B cell
phone. She argues with someone about a booking for Ned. Brenda's name comes up in her
conversation, causing Jax to have some more flashbacks. They greet Ned and Alexis, joking
some as if they were in Monte Carlo so V. can get more practice.
Ned and Alexis sit for lunch. Alexis thinks Jax "worries too much" about V.,
she's confident V. will do fine. Ned says that Alexis should be the lady that goes to
Monte Carlo with Jax, but he'd kill him if Jax touched her. They flirt. Katherine comes by
and they exchange snide comments.
Katherine greets Jax and V. as well. She wants to make sure Jax didn't think she
"profited" from his misfortune, getting the ELQ stock. He tells her he doesn't
think that so she walks away, satisfied. He tells V., "She's just keeping that stock
warm for me".
Lucky tells Nikolas, Emily, and Liz that he and Liz got the internship at the modeling
agency so they stop tomorrow. He notices that Liz and Emily seem "quiet". Emily
tells them she brought what the blackmailer sent her. Nikolas and Lucky tell her that her
face and a message are on the website. "Want to see more? Check back next week and
all will be revealed" is what the message says.