General Hospital Update Thursday 4/22/99 by Suzanne Lanoue
Alexis jumps up into Ned's arms, says "you're late!" and screams for joy. Jerry
hugs Jax, V. trailing. They joke around and drink water. Jerry and Jax are back on track
as brothers and friends because of the ordeal. On the plane home, Ned yells at the Jacks
brothers for joking around after Alexis almost died. Alexis tells Ned it wasn't so bad,
but she's "seriously considering" walking away from her hunt for the truth. Jax
and Jerry intend to keep at it.
Carly lies to cover her snooping, tells AJ she wants to find the custody order. Jason
hears and comes in, playing along, pretending to be annoyed. He tells Carly to "calm
down". AJ shows Jason the order that says if they can prove Jason's
"dangerous", he'll lose custody. Jason starts to head out to see Michael at the
duck pond, but Monica, who heard them arguing, comes in and yells at them for being so
selfish when Lucky just died. Monica tells Carly that Bobbie's "very upset--in case
you're interested". Edward and Alan come in, wonder about Emily. Jason says he told
her about Lucky. AJ tells them all that it's Jason's fault Lucky's dead. They all argue,
as usual. Edward goes to tell Lila about it. AJ calls his lawyer and then tells Edward
that if arson is proven, they can get custody from Jason. Edward reminisces about Lucky
and how much he liked him, but blames Luke and Laura for him not being at home. AJ oddly
says, "That fire should never have happened; I doubt that anyone meant for Lucky to
get hurt", then he leaves. Later, Carly sits with Jason and Michael and praises
Jason's patience. She talks to Michael about the future.
Luke asks Sonny who might have set the fire besides Moreno. Sonny says it might have been
AJ, who burned down their warehouse. So then Luke agrees it probably was him. Then Luke
turns around and blames Sonny for not telling him that, too, so he could protect Lucky
adequately. "You let my kid sleep in a building that Jason owns!" he rails.
Sonny apologizes, tears in his eyes. Luke keeps blasting him. Luke plans to shoot both
Moreno and AJ now, so Sonny suggests he think of Lulu. Luke looks confused. Sonny keeps
talking to him about why he shouldn't go shoot them. "Revenge won't bring Lucky
back", he says. Luke tells him he doesn't want his help and walks out.
Luke smokes and stares at the ashes of the building. Mike comes up and talks to him,
trying to be consoling. Luke says he knows this is "pay back". When Mike says it
could have been an accident, Luke asks him how he would feel if this happened to Sonny and
someone had kept the information from him. Mike has to agree he'd hate the guy, too.
Sonny makes an announcement at the club about Lucky; he says the club will be closed for
now. Their wages will be doubled while they're not working. Sonny sits with a bottle in
the darkened club. Hannah comes in and asks what's going on, so he tells her. She
questions him a little about Lucky and so he answers her tersely. He tells her to go home.
She offers her help and then leaves.
Nikolas closes the windows so Liz wakes up suddenly, calling Lucky's name. Emily comes in
just then and both she and Nikolas sit on Liz's bed. Liz thinks Lucky was at the window.
Liz and Emily talk about how they feel. Emily offers to go get food and asks Liz if she
wants to be part of the memorial service for Lucky. Liz says she needs to go see Laura, so
they all leave.
Lesley returns and walks in to Laura's house. They huge and Laura cries in her arms.
Later, Laura hugs Nikolas and greets the girls. Her face is red from crying. Laura tells
Liz how much Lucky loved her and tells Emily what a great friend she was. Laura tells them
Lesley is there but went to the store. They offer to help out. Laura wants to have the
service at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church but Emily objects because that's where Liz and Lucky
went for Valentine's Day. Laura hugs Liz and says they can have it somewhere else, but Liz
talks about what Lucky told her and how they felt there, and says that would be a great
place to have it. They talk about what music to play and who will speak. Liz wants to
speak but Nikolas says he can't, out of respect for Luke. They admire him. They go back to
Liz's. Emily gives Liz milk and cookies while they sit on her bed. Emily talks about her
mother's death and how she felt afterwards. She assures Liz that the pain will one day be
less and she'll still feel Lucky with her.
Lesley talks to Laura about the service. Laura tells her about how it was a shame Lucky
and Nikolas were just starting to be brothers. Lesley tells her to sleep, but Laura
remembers she was Lucky's age when she fell for Luke, and she gets very angry. She gets
very upset about how he might have suffered and says he "should have been home".
Lesley comforts her but tells her that Lulu needs her now. Laura keeps saying, "I
can't do it".