General Hospital Update Friday 4/22/05
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THE PLAYGROUND: Reese tries to trick Durant into admitting that he tried to kill her with the car bomb, while Ric listens through a recording device. Reese is also trying to get John to admit that he is willing to falsify evidence against Sonny.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Alan locks Monica in the freezer in order to keep her from stopping AJ from leaving the country with Michael. Emily comes down to the basement just in time to see Alan locking Monica in -- Alan sees her and asks what she's doing down here?
GREYSTONE: Sonny, Carly and Jason discuss Skye's plan to trap AJ. Sonny notes that they will go to the airport to wait for AJ to arrive.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: AJ tells Michael that soon they will be leaving the country with new identities and a lot of money to help them out.
JAX AND COURTNEY'S HOTEL ROOM: Jax informs Courtney that they can get a divorce right away here in the Dominican Republic. Courtney is thrilled. Jax wants to seduce Court so they can break their "no sex until the wedding" rule, but Courtney resists. Just then there's a knock on the door -- it's a beautiful woman named Jacina, who is very happy to see Jax -- so happy that she kisses him. Courtney is not impressed.
THE PLAYGROUND: After a few more minutes of talking to Reese about how he is willing to go outside of legal channels to get evidence that will put Sonny away, John realizes that Reese is actually wearing a wire to record their conversation. Reese smiles and says that yes, they now have evidence to get John's badge taken away from him.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Emily pretends not to have seen Alan lock Monica in the freezer -- she walks with him back upstairs as Alan makes up an excuse for why he was down there in the first place. Emily is hesitant to leave the basement, but goes along with him anyway.
GREYSTONE: Sonny doesn't want Carly to come with him to the airport, because it will be too dangerous. But Carly insists on going with him so that she can help protect Michael.
JASON'S PENTHOUSE: Jason loads a gun in preparation to go to the airport to get Michael back. Sam comes downstairs and talks Jason into letting her go with him.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Emily sneaks back down into the basement and unlocks Monica from the freezer. Monica tells Em that Alan is indeed hiding AJ and Michael in the mansion. Emily and Monica can't believe this is happening...they decide they want to stop AJ. Monica wants to intervene to keep Jason from killing AJ out-right. Monica leaves and Emily is alone in the basement. Just then, Emily is stopped by AJ, who tells her hi and wants to know why she's not surprised to see him alive.
JAX AND COURTNEY'S HOTEL ROOM: Apparently Jacina is the lawyer who is going to be helping them with the divorce proceedings -- and she and Jax have a history. Courtney is visibly jealous, warning Jacina that she and Jax are going to get married soon themselves and Jacina is only supposed to be helping them with the divorce. Jacina tells them that, unfortunately, a problem has come up.
THE PLAYGROUND: John is furious with Reese and says that she won't be able to convict him on the wire recordings she's just taken. Ric comes up behind them and informs John that they do have enough to stop his plan.
GREYSTONE: Carly is refusing to let Sonny leave without her. Sonny promises her that he will make sure that AJ loses everything.
JASON'S PENTHOUSE: There's a knock at the door -- it's Monica. She has come to see Jason about AJ. Jason tells Monica that AJ is not getting away this time.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Emily and AJ argue in the basement -- AJ points out that he's always been the scorned son in the Quartermaine family and Emily basically talks about what a horrible person and father she thinks AJ is. When she turns to leave, AJ grabs her arm and tries to stop her, prompting Emily to scream and hit him. AJ calls her a bitch and raises his hand to her in anger. While he doesn't actually hit her, Alan has walked in at that very moment and appears stunned to see AJ acting in such a manner.
THE PLAYGROUND: John wants to know when Ric became such a wuss that he has stopped wanting to take Sonny and Jason down. Ric warns John not to assume that he will ever stop in his quest to make sure that Sonny and Jason pay for the crimes they have committed. Reese looks a bit worried to hear that.
JASON'S PENTHOUSE: Monica wants Jason to promise not to kill AJ. Jason refuses and says that this all will end tonight. He and Sam leave while Monica looks heartbroken.
GREYSTONE: Carly wants to protect Michael from seeing Sonny and Jason kill AJ. She doesn't want Michael to see something like that. Sonny is worried that AJ might decide that if he can't have Michael, no one can. Jason then calls Sonny's cell to inform him that AJ is still at the Quartermaines. Sonny tells Jason not to let AJ leave.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Alan is furious with AJ for almost hitting Emily. AJ is clearly starting to lose all of his self-control...he is frantic and worried that he won't be able to leave before Jason shows up to kill him. He wants to lock Emily in the freezer to keep her from alerting Jason, but Alan stops him and says that this plan has to end. AJ can't believe that Alan, too, has turned on him. He pulls out a gun, points it at them, and warns that it now looks like he might be the only one leaving the basement.
JAX AND COURTNEY'S HOTEL ROOM: Courtney explains to Jacina that she needs a divorce because AJ is still alive after faking his own death. Jacina starts to flirt with Jax again and Courtney steps in and asks if they could please just continue with the divorce. Jacina wants proof that AJ is alive, but Courtney and Jax don't have that. Jacina notes that she could fudge something, but she wants something in return.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: AJ warns Alan that he will shoot him if Alan leaves. Alan says he knows AJ would never shoot him in the back -- he turns to leave and says over his shoulder that he knows that deep inside AJ is a good and decent person. Now, Alan says, he is going to go upstairs, find Michael and return him to Sonny and Carly. He starts to leave and AJ actually shoots him, hitting him squarely in the back. Emily screams and Alan falls to the floor.
THE QUARTERMAINE BOATHOUSE: Sonny and Carly have found Michael and are chasing him to the boathouse. He locks himself inside and Sonny busts the door down to go after him. Michael is very angry with them -- he says that he knows they don't want him and he wants them to leave him alone. Sonny says that AJ lied to Michael and that they do want him back.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Emily is at Alan's side...Alan is still alive, but looks weak. AJ's momentary concern for Alan is eclipsed by his anger at the things that his family has driven him to over the years. He remembers that he should be escaping with Michael. He takes off, leaving Emily and Alan in the basement.
AJ runs up to the first floor of the mansion, looks around and then starts up the stairwell to find Michael.
Right after AJ runs upstairs, Jason and Sam enter the house. Jason thinks that something has happened -- he can feel it. He gives Sam his gun and sets out to look for AJ and Michael on his own. He starts to go up the stairs.
In the attic, AJ looks for Michael and then leaves. As he exits, some pictures of Michael as a baby can be seen laying on the floor.
Down in the basement, Emily wants to go and get help for Alan, but he begs her not to leave his side.
Back on the stairwell, AJ is starting to go back downstairs when he sees Jason coming up. They glare at one another as AJ points a gun at Jason.
JAX AND COURTNEY'S HOTEL ROOM: Courtney comes back to the hotel room with a drink in hand. She's obviously a bit drunk. Jacina is inside, sitting on the couch with Jax. Courtney is not pleased to see her still there. Jacina says that everything looks settled -- she then leaves. Courtney sits next to Jax on the couch. After talking to him a bit she declares that she wants a list of all of the women that he's ever slept with.
THE PLAYGROUND: Ric tells John that he does plan to take Sonny and Jason down eventually, but he wants the case against them to be solid when he does it. Reese interrupts and requests that they not get side-tracked. They have evidence against John now, and they'll hold it against him as a form of blackmail. John is stuck. He admits to Ric and Reese that he doesn't know who exactly it was that was offering him money to use to take down Sonny -- just that the mystery person wanted to help him do it.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Emily tries to tend to Alan's wound using what training she knows from beind pre-med.
THE QUARTERMAINE BOATHOUSE: Michael accuses Sonny and Carly of loving Morgan more than him. Sonny and Carly try to get through to him, but it takes a long time before Michael calms down. Just when it looks like Michael might finally hug Carly, he runs past them instead...they chase after him as he heads back toward the mansion.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: AJ and Jason are in a showdown on the stairs. AJ is holding Jason at gun-point. He threatens to shoot Jason, who he calls the golden boy.
JAX AND COURTNEY'S HOTEL ROOM: Jax has made a list of the women he's slept with for Court -- two lists, one in alphabetical order and the other in chronological order. Courtney ends up ripping up the lists...she says she is just feeling insecure because they started out as a bet -- she started out as one of Jax's many conquests. Jax points out that they are more than that now...they love each other. Courtney agrees and he leaves to go get packed. She still looks uncertain as she looks at the ripped up lists.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION: Alan starts to have a heart-attack down in the basement...Emily screams for help.
Meanwhile, upstairs, Jason and AJ struggle over the gun as Sam, Monica, Sonny, Carly, Reese and Michael arrive...just in time to see both men fall over the railing and onto the floor below.
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