General Hospital Update Monday 11/16/98 by Suzanne Lanoue
Robin greets Jason and Carly. She tries to make small talk with Carly and be pleasant.
Carly thanks Robin for helping to take care of Michael. Carly and Jason put Michael to
bed. Robin tells Carly that Bobbie was there and had to leave for work, but she left her a
present. Carly takes it and thanks her. Things are very tense. Carly thinks that the
nearby fairy tales are Michael's, but Robin says that's a book that Jason gave her. Jason
tries to help by talking more about Michael and encouraging Carly. Carly feels bad about
how much time she's missed with Michael and says it will be a while before she is such a
big part of Michael's life like Jason is. She asks him to help her catch up. Robin looks
sympathetic. She and Jason take Carly through the photo album they made for her so she can
catch up. Carly thanks them both profusely but continues to flirt with Jason. Robin can't
understand how Carly can insult Jason's photography, but she keeps her tongue. Then Carly
insults the pumpkin costume Robin made, but apologizes when she realizes she insulted
Robin. Robin is tired so she and Jason go to bed. Carly thanks Robin again for making the
album and says she'll try not to drive her crazy. Later, both Carly and Jason get up when
Michael wakes up. They sit with him, Carly in her robe and Jason with his shirt off. They
read to Michael like a cozy little family. Robin naturally walks down the stairs and
watches them with a worried look on her face.
Nikolas and Katherine end up on the bed. She stops things before they get out of hand. He
keeps kissing her, trying to persuade her. They go back to kissing but she breaks away
again. He tells her how jealous he felt when she was with Stefan and thinks that she must
have felt the same way when he was with Sarah. She denies it but he points out that she
would always walk in on them at inopportune moments and that Sarah could tell how she
looked at him. Again Katherine won't admit it; he tries to get her to change her mind. He
wonders what she's really afraid of and asks if she's still "in love with"
Stefan. She claims she's not but he points out she was expecting Stefan to be there. She
tells him he's not a substitute for Stefan. He agrees to leave, but first he says he
understands her and she knows deep down that it's "right" for them to be
together. He leaves to take a cold shower...
Stefan tells Helena that it's "foolish" to conspire against him with Katherine
because it was only Kath's bad luck that she was in the way when Luke and Alexis tried to
kill Helena. Helena says that she knew all this already. Stefan asks her to leave
Katherine and Alexis alone, but she can have Luke to destroy. Helena makes wise cracks.
Stefan tells her that Luke is in a shack in the woods near town. She doesn't want to do
Stefan's dirty work for him. She knows that he can't hurt Luke himself because of Laura.
She says if she had wanted Luke dead, he would be. She wouldn't want Stefan and Laura
together. He orders her again to stay away from Katherine. She taunts him about how he
ruined things with Katherine. He tells her that Katherine was there today to get back with
him, but she claims not to believe him. He tells her that Katherine is better off having
no ties to their family. He tries to usher Helena out but not before Laura walks in.
Helena teases that Stefan is grouchier in the wintertime. Laura asks him why Helena was
there, so Stefan explains (leaving out the parts about Luke, of course). Laura asks him if
he knows where Luke is, so he lies that he doesn't. She thinks he's not being honest
because he said before that he always kept tabs on Luke. The subject of Luke's taking
Lucky away comes up; he calls it an "abduction" but she denies that vehemently.
She explains that Luke is just trying to fix his relationship with Lucky and he wouldn't
hurt him. He asks why she's anxious to find them if she's not worried. She doesn't answer
but he promises to help look for Luke and let her know what he hears. As she's leaving, he
wishes her a "happy anniversary". So she comes back in and chews him out for
being mean. They talk about her marriage, disagreeing as usual. She asks him to be
sympathetic to Luke's plight with Lucky, but he
can't really do that. He questions her about things like whether Lucky has a passport with
him. He tells her that Nikolas asked him to help but he refused. Now he's helping her and
she seems to resent it. She says that's not what she resents. He says he won't lie about
being disgusted by Luke's kidnapping of his son. Laura says she would have taken Nikolas
from the island if she could have, but he doesn't buy the comparison. Nikolas returns and
both of them sense that something is up. He sidesteps their questions and they tell him
that Stefan is helping Laura to find Luke now. During their conversation, they talk about
Luke struggles to get out of the painful wolf trap and yells Lucky's name as his son
speeds away. But then Lucky comes back for some reason and finds Luke on the floor in the
trap. He tries to get it off while Luke writhes in pain. Lucky doesn't really know what to
do so Luke tells him between painful cries. Once Lucky gets it off, Luke laughs in relief.
Lucky tries to call for help but Luke has thrown the phone out. He tells Lucky to make a
tourniquet to stop the bleeding. Lucky helps him up and Luke leans on him so they can go
out to the car. They go to a ranger's station where Luke lies down and Lucky takes care of
him. Luke tells Lucky he should leave since he's okay now, but Lucky won't leave. Not much
is said except Lucky tells Luke that his plan to keep him there is a pretty lame plan.
Luke implies that Lucky was an accident.
Jax introduces V. as Isabella Castillo to Julia. Julia hauls off and punches Jax. She
yells at Jax for dating Isabella when Brenda just died. He claims he just took his
"old friend" up on her invitation, but Julia keeps harrassing him for not
mourning her sister enough. Thaao tries to get Julia to calm down. Julia accuses Jax of
being a paid lover for Isabella. V. tells Julia that she knows how devoted Jax was to
Brenda and she tried to convince him not to come there, but she realized he needed a
distraction from his grief. She insinuates that Julia is lashing out because of her own
feelings of guilt. Thaao and Jax stop them from arguing any more. Jax says they all miss
her but he thinks Brenda would want him to be there. Julia laughs in derision but Thaao
takes her away. Next we see V. and Jax going back to the room. They are depressed because
they figure they'll have to leave now due to Julia being there. V. is annoyed at Julia's
remarks but Jax knows that's exactly the impression they were trying to give. V. defends
their plan. Jax gives V. some background about Julia's feelings. Then they realize that
the only reason they were leaving was because each thought the other one wanted to. Jax
doesn't want V. insulted but she doesn't care, being a tough ex-cop. She wants to tell
Julia the truth, but he thinks it's a bad idea because then Julia will react the wrong
way. They recall the few times V. has met Julia and figure she doesn't remember her. So
Jax decides that Julia's atittude is good for their act. They decide to stay. They talk
about sleeping arrangements...he's taking the couch. He looks at the bracelet again.
Later, Helena sneaks into Katherine's room while she's sleeping. Katherine awakens and
asks her why she's there. Helena says she was worried and asks her if it's true that she
tried to reconcile with Stefan. Katherine lets Helena think that the answer is no and
tells her that Stefan is "going to be sorry he ever met" her.