General Hospital Update Friday 11/20/98 by Suzanne Lanoue
Just when Jax is in a tense moment during the gambling, Julia wants to interrupt him. V.
insists they speak first and leads her outside. She tells Julia who she really is. Simon
thinks it's interesting and wants to watch the two women fight but Jax tells him to deal.
Julia says she remembered her already. V. tells her that Jax doesn't love her and they're
not sleeping together, and fills her in on why they're there. Julia believes her and asks
her to tell Jax to come to her if he needs help (even though they both know he won't). V.
returns to the table. Simon suggests they now start "playing with some real
money" and lays a big wad of cash on the table. Jax takes the gamble. But he loses
his money to Simon. Jax wants to keep playing. He suggests they each draw one card and the
highest one wins. Simon suggests double or nothing and that Jax wager "Isabella"
since he doesn't have enough money to cover the bet. Isabella says it's fine with her but
Jax objects. They determine that the wager will just be a "nightcap" in his
room. Jax objects again but V. agrees, so they each draw a card. Jax draws a King, but
Simon draws an ace.
The waiter refers to Katherine and Nikolas "you young lovers". Katherine talks
about the Quartermaines and how weird they can be. She asks him what's going on with Emily
and him--she suggests Emily has a crush on him. He says they're "just friends".
Nikolas wants to talk about their relationship, so they do. She brings up what she thinks
are the obstacles but he shoots them down. He asks her what's really stopping her from
getting together with him. She makes an excuse and leaves. In her room, Katherine has a
flashback to her and Nikolas the night she expected Stefan, when they kissed passionately
and almost had sex. Nikolas phones her and says he'll come by with something she left at
the restaurant. She opens the door and he's standing there. He gives her what she
forgot--a big kiss from him. She keeps saying that people will talk, but he kisses her
Lucky phones Liz and gets Audrey; she tells him Liz is at the library to research a mural
for school. Just then, Laura knocks on his door so he hangs up and lets her in. Lucky
gives her more details about why he and Luke were up in the cabin. When she questions him
more, Lucky thinks she is wondering whether he said anything about her and Stefan. She
says Luke doesn't need to worry about anything more, and he agrees. He tells her that he
realizes that she and Luke have their "thing" and he has his, and he can't stay
mad at them any more. She tells him she loves him and leaves to give him more room. Before
she does, he tells her that Luke will figure something is different between her and
Stefan. She assures him that Luke is the only one she loves. Later, he is just about to
leave when Liz arrives. They hug and she asks him what happened. He says he'll fill her in
later and explains about what happened with the answering machine. He gives her the
bracelet he found the night Luke abducted him. Later, she informs him that the police
aren't prosecuting Tom for raping her. Lucky is outraged.
Jerry gives Stefan the information he wanted. The man with the mask was there in the room
during the ball. Stefan wants to know the name but Jerry says it doesn't matter and that
it wouldn't hold up in court because there's no proof that Luke loosened the railing.
Stefan demands to know anyway. Jerry is not happy about it and swears Stefan to secrecy.
Stefan knows he means from Bobbie so he promises not to reveal Jerry as his source. Jerry
tells him it was Alan. Stefan takes out a briefcase full of money and gives it to Jerry.
Jerry tells Stefan that he "can be a good friend or a bad enemy", takes the
briefcase, and leaves. Stefan looks at the papers Jerry gave him and puts them in Luke's
death mask. Laura arrives for a visit. She thanks him for telling her where Luke and Lucky
were and he asks about Lucky's health. She tells him that they got close again. Stefan is
not pleased. She tells him she can't keep visiting him and Nikolas there any more because
she has a chance to get her family together again. Nikolas and she will get together
elsewhere, she says. Stefan smiles his shark smile and tries to be gracious. Then he makes
more insinuatingly nasty comments about Luke, once again saying that Luke will probably
spill the news about Nikolas' true parentage. She tells him again how much she loves Luke.
He goes to get something for her. While he's gone, she looks at the mask and picks up the
papers. She reads the papers and looks shocked. Then she looks at the photo of Luke in the
mask. Stefan watches her and then makes noise when he comes in so she can put the stuff
down swiftly. He gives her something from the island and she leaves.
Bobbie chats with Lucas about Jerry and their impending trip. Luke limps in to visit. She
is surprised at his condition. He asks what she knows, and she doesn't know much. He fills
her in on what happened at the cabin. He asks her to look at his leg and she does. She
reluctantly tells him about her trip with Jerry. He wonders if she should do it and asks
who's paying for it. She admits he is and he wonders where the money's coming from.
Julia phones Jerry to tell him what Jax is up to. Jerry tells her that Jax is not very
receptive to him right now. She says she'll wire him money to give to Jax. he decides to
give Jax his own money. He quickly hangs up on her and looks at the airplane tickets in
his hand, considering something.
Bobbie hears a phone message from Jerry saying that he has to cancel their trip to the
carribean and he'll explain later, he's off to Monte Carlo. Lucas is very disappointed and
Bobbie looks perturbed.