General Hospital Update Wednesday 6/29/05
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Emily and Nicholas go to their new home and are reminded of when Wyndemere was their safe haven and a place where they could reconnect. They hope it will have the same effect on them now. Nicholas tells her, I would tear this mausoleum down brick by brick and rebuild it if you didnt like it just to hear you laugh again and mean it. Emily tells him that she only needs him to be happy, but Nicholas knows something still isnt right.
Emily goes to General Hospital to see Elizabeth, who is excited about her and Nicholas moving back into Wyndemere. Emily admits that theyre definitely a couple again, but everything is not completely back to normal.
Meanwhile, Lucky helps Nicholas uncover the furniture at Wyndemere. Hes also excited about the two reuniting, but Nicholas responds by asking him if he ever feels inadequate with Elizabeth. He admits that the surrogacy makes him feel totally useless and inadequate. He recounts seeing Elizabeth and Jax at dinner and says he wanted to punch Jax, even though he knows hes a decent guy. Nevertheless, Lucky is just going along with it, and Nicholas says thats what hes doing with Emily. He keeps getting the feeling that shes going through the motions and pretending to be happier than she really is.
Emily arrives back at Wyndemere, where Nicholas has champagne waiting on ice. They make a toast to their new home. He tells her what he remembers best about living there making love to her on the sofa and she asks him to refresh her memory. The two make love, but as they lay together after, its clear that their minds are worlds apart.
Sonny goes to Lorenzos to talk to Carly about Michael. They take turns insulting each others mate, blaming all of Michaels problems on Lorenzo and Reese. Lorenzo walks in and tells Sonny not to insult him in his own home. Carly and Sonny continue arguing, and Carly applauds Lorenzo for giving Michael the time he needs to adjust to him. She goes on to say how lucky she is to have Lorenzo. Sonny says he cant talk to her when shes like this and tells her to call him when she wants to actually discuss Michael. Carly apologizes to Lorenzo, but he tells her thats not necessary; he only wants to know why shes so angry. Is it because Sonny insulted their marriage or is it because shes jealous of Sonny and Reese? Carly says Sonny has never appreciated her for who she is (unlike Lorenzo). Lorenzo keeps pressing for an answer and Carly finally tells him, Im not jealous of Reese, but I reserve the right to hate her guts because shes hiding something. She goes on to say that if Sonny buys her act, then he deserves everything he gets; she only wants to protect her children. Lorenzo still thinks this is more about her being a jealous ex-wife instead of a good mother, but Carly starts flirting with him and he lets it go for now.
Jason interrogates Michael about his session with Dr. Thomas. Michael reluctantly admits that they discussed A.J. and tells Jason how much he hates his biological father. Jason really wants to know if Michael admitted to killing A.J., and when he says that he didnt, Jason is relieved. Michaels considering telling all to his therapist and asks a lot of questions about what might happen to him if he did. Jason says that although he and Sonny know that Michael killed A.J. accidentally, others may not understand. Sonny comes home and talks to Michael about breaking the frame. The two have a nice father-son chat. Sonny reassures Michael that hes not mad; after all, Michaels witnessed him get angry and break things before. Sonny tells him that no matter how angry or sad Michael feels, he will always love him. Michael is afraid hell never make the bad feelings go away, but Sonny tells him that the bad feelings never win.
Meanwhile, Sam is upset that Dr. Thomas taped his session with Michael, but Dr. Thomas assures her that he only uses the tapes for diagnostic purposes. He hands them all over to Sam anyway but tells her he would never go against doctor-patient confidentiality. Dr. Thomas has basically figured out that Michael killed A.J., but Sam wont confirm it. She even suggests that Michael take a break from therapy, but Dr. Thomas insists that if he stops going, he could have an emotional breakdown. Sam says shell think about it and let him know. Dr. Thomas tells her shes Michaels best advocate. He points out that after treating Jason, he can see why Jason wouldnt be therapys biggest champion. Sam agrees to talk to Jason on Michael (and Dr. Thomas) behalf.
Jodie stops by for a few minutes, and Michael tells her that his dad really understands him. She tells him that shes also acted out violently against her parents. Meanwhile, Sonny is upset that Michael is turning his anger inward, just like he does. Jason tells Sonny not to read too much into it Michaels had a terrible year but Sonny still feels like a horrible role model. Sonny suggests that Michael go back to his therapist, but Jasons afraid hell tell Dr. Thomas everything. When Sonny realizes that Michael trusts his doctor, he decides that Michael could benefit by telling someone other than his parents about what he did to A.J. Jason wants to know what happens if Dr. Thomas breaks Michaels confidentiality, and Sonny says if that happens, then Dr. Thomas will have to be handled. Meanwhile, Sonny has Dr. Winters to check on Dr. Thomas. She says that Dr. Thomas would keep his patients confidence, even if he had to go to jail. She does reveal that Dr. Thomas has a bit of a God complex.
Sam comes back from Dr. Thomas and convinces Sonny and Jason to let Michael continue therapy. Sonny asks Michael if he misses his mom; he says he does but he doesnt want to see Lorenzo. He then asks if he would rather talk to Dr. Thomas. Michael admits that therapy is helping and asks Sonny if therapy has ever helped him. Sonny says it hasnt, but if he knew it would, then he would go in a heartbeat.
Alan shows up at Dr. Thomas office and wants to know if hes going to get custody of Michael. Dr. Thomas maintains that Michaels situation is more complicated than he originally thought; the last thing Michael needs is to be snatched from his family. Alan reminds Dr. Thomas of the deal they struck to put Michael with the Quartermaines, but Dr. Thomas reminds him that his son is the reason Michaels having so many problems. Alan vows that if Dr. Thomas double-crosses him, hell tell Jason theyve been working together. Dr. Thomas doesnt flinch; after all, if Alan did that, Michaels therapy would end and Alan would lose him for good. Dr. Thomas makes it clear that he wont be blackmailed; his main concern is Michaels emotional well being.
Michael goes back to Dr. Thomas and tells him why he hated A.J. he kidnapped his siblings just to get to him. Jason is nervous, but Sam doesnt think Dr. Thomas will break Michaels confidence.
Alexis and Ric argue in the hallway at General Hospital about her decision to represent Durant. Ric accuses her of being on the side of the devil and assisting in bringing down General Hospital. Alexis reminds him that Durant is paralyzed, so they have a good case, but Ric thinks Durant is faking. Their argument is interrupted when they hear Bobby and Durant yelling inside of his hospital room. Bobby leaves, and when Alexis and Durant are alone, she cautions him to avoid scenes like that. She pinches him to see if he is faking his paralysis. The trick seems to have worked hes aware that she pinched him but he says he saw her do it.
Alexis tells Durant he has motive and outright asks him if hes faking his paralyses. He, of course, denies it and reminds her that they both have motives he for faking and she for taking his case. Durant goes on to insult her skills, and she offers to walk. He doesnt want that; he just wants her to fight her best against Bobby and General Hospital. Alexis points out that the paralyses might not be irreversible. Theres also a chance it could snow in hell, Durant tells her, but Im not buying any ski resorts there. She asks what he wants out of this, and he says money. He asks Alexis once again if she can handle this case, and she says she can.
Ric tells Bobby she has to stay clear of Durant; its weakening their position. Reese shows up and calms all of Bobbys reservations about her behavior the night of Durants surgery. Carly runs into Reese and Bobby chatting about their case and accuses Reese again of trying to infiltrate her life. Bobby tells Carly that her issues not Carlys are the priority now, and Reese is only helping her. Carly tells Reese this is a minor victory; she wont win the war. Reese tells Carly shes not out to get her. Furthermore, she doesnt have to ruin Carlys life; Carlys doing a fine job of that on her own.
Ric and Alexis discuss their cases. She tells him that if Bobby approaches Durant again, shell have to notify the judge. Ric asks Alexis if she would be as motivated to take this case if Ric withdrew and let Reese take over. She maintains her professionalism and tells him this is not about him. Right then the baby kicks. Ric gets to feel the movement for a few moments, and then Alexis walks away.
Durant summons Elizabeth to his hospital room to tell her shell be subpoenaed in his trial. She maintains that she has no information to give, but he asks her to refresh her memory or Lucky could lose his badge. Elizabeth threatens to report him to the PCPD internal affairs. Durant grabs Elizabeth and tells her that would be a big mistake, just as Lucky walks in and demands that Durant leave her alone.
Ric tells Alan that Durant has a good case General Hospital was over-crowded and understaffed the night that Durant was admitted, and Bobby performed a procedure that was technically a residents job. General Hospital could be liable for a fortune.
Reese goes to Sonnys with hopes of using the rain check on their dinner date. He tells her its a bad night because of Michaels meltdown. He explains to her that Michael broke the frame when he saw the two of them together. He tells her from now on, they cant be together at his house. Reese is sure she can get Michael to accept her again he liked her once before but Sonny doesnt want to push him after all hes gone through in the past year. Reese gets mad and tells him Carly was right he just wants a backdoor mistress in his penthouse on 24-hour call. He insists shes wrong, but she tells him she wont be coming back to his house, and if he wants to see her, hell have to take her out on a date. And if he does, he should call first because she might not be available.
Carly goes home and tells Lorenzo about her fight with Reese. She tells him that Reese actually did her a favor by telling her that shes her own worst enemy. After all, she has a wonderful marriage and isnt going to waste her time worrying about Reese anymore. Lorenzo says thats all well and good, but shell need a new project to distract her. She tells him she already has one and starts to kiss him.
Dr. Thomas asks to speak to Sam, leaving Jason and Michael alone together. Jason tries to get details about what they discussed, but Michael wont volunteer much. Dr. Thomas tells Sam that Michael is making a lot of progress. Michael tells Jason that Dr. Thomas is a cool guy and hes really to tell him the truth about the night A.J. died, but Jason makes him promise not to at least for awhile.
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