General Hospital Update Tuesday 7/5/05
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Jesse asks for Maxies car keys. She pulls them from her pocket but tells him hell have to take them from her. He doesnt, which proves to her that hes innocent. After all, she tells him, a guilty person would have overtaken her to get the keys.
Dylan and Georgie are taken down to the police station for aiding a fugitive (Jesse). They point out to Durant that arresting them may not be a good idea: Georgies dad is the police commissioner and Dylan comes from one of the most prominent families in Port Charles. Durant, however, is not intimidated; he reminds them that social influence doesnt change the law. The two then change their story. They tell Durant that Maxie, not the two of them, met Jesse when she was in the hospital having heart surgery. They claim to be setting up this meeting between Jesse and Durant just in case Jesse contacts Maxie again. Durant asks them to sign a statement and reminds them that perjury is a federal offense. Instead of signing, the two ask to make a phone call. Georgie tells Maxie (while Durant is listening) that Durant is interested in meeting Jesse if Jesse happens to call. Maxie relays the information to Jesse, who in turn calls Durant at the police station. He tells Durant to meet him in the elevator on the second floor of General Hospital alone. When Durant accuses him of using Dylan and Georgie to do his dirty work, he says he doesnt know them. Georgie and Dylan are released.
Maxie gives Jesse her keys so that he can drive to the hospital. She encourages him to actually go to the meeting instead of running (his idea) so that he can clear his name. He tells her that no matter how things turn out, hes glad they met. In the General Hospital elevator, Jesse explains to Durant that a corrupt cop on the Port Charles police force framed him. He goes on to claim that the cop already stole drugs and is possibly selling them. Durant asks for a name or some kind of evidence, but Jesse doesnt have any. Jesse reminds Durant that if he actually wanted to kill him, hed do it right there. He also points out that if he had shot Durant, he wouldnt be trying to meet with him; hed be on the run. Durant has cops waiting outside of the elevator to arrest Jesse, but Jesse escapes through the elevator hatch. He takes Maxies car and is startled to realize that shes hiding in the backset.
Carly pretends to have opened Reeses lockbox, but Reese soon realizes that shes bluffing. Carly says that she wont stop trying to uncover Reeses secret, so Reese hands the box back to her, along with the key, and encourages her to open it. Carly cant because the lock is jammed, so Reese goes on to tell her that the box contains photos and letters from her past, mostly related to her deceased son, Jamie. Carly asks why she keeps those things locked. Reese says that she wasnt able to protect her son when he was alive, and although it sounds silly, locking up his remaining things a lock of his hair, some colorings, and his favorite toy - is her way of protecting whats left of him. Carly obviously feels badly, but she refuses to apologize.
Luke tries to walk out of the board meeting, but Tracy asks him to stay for support, explaining, Your niece took over my chair in the clubhouse. Luke predicts that Carly will fold quickly due to lack of interest in the position, but Lorenzo maintains that she is committed to her new post. The Quartermaines are waiting for Carly to show up to accept her new job as Director of the Charity Endowment, but before she arrives, Lorenzo has one last request: in exchange for the $20 million, he also wants a seat on the General Hospital board. The Quartermaines tell him that he cant buy himself social stature. Luke, keeping in mind that the hospital really needs Lorenzos money, says that Lorenzo can, in fact, buy himself a respectable place in society. Carly walks in and tells everyone that they either give Lorenzo a seat on the board or the Alcazars will take their money elsewhere. The Quartermaines are sluggish, but eventually Lorenzo acquires the necessary votes much to Tracys dismay. After the board meeting, Skye is still moping around. Luke asks about her sour mood, and she tells him that Carly doesnt have to jump through hoops or work to keep Lorenzo interested; he loves her just the way she is. Skye wants to experience love like that, and Luke reminds her that shes the reason why HE cant experience love like that.
Ric, Sonny and Jason argue about which woman is to be trusted, Carly or Reese. Ric thinks Carly should be punished for breaking into Reeses home, but Jason thinks Reese is hiding something worth uncovering. He also reminds Sonny that she has lied to him. Sonny warns Jason to back off Reese. He tells Jason that so far, Reese has been very good to him and especially to Michael. He decides to tell Reese that Carly was her burglar. He tells Jason that he doesnt want Reese to press charges, but if she does, he wont blame her. When Sonny arrives at the penthouse, Reese says theres something important she wants to tell him before he says anything to her. She admits that she wasnt honest earlier; she woke up momentarily while the burglar was still in her home and saw that it was Carly. Sonny is upset that Reese lied again, but she says she did it to protect Michael. She maintains that she and Carly will never be friends, but they have one priority in common: Michael. She vows to be honest from now on.
Dr. Thomas tells Sam that its time for Michaels parents to get involved with his therapy. Sam thinks its a bad idea; after all, if Sonny gets angry, hell take Michael away and never allow him to go back. Dr. Thomas says that Sonnys feelings about therapy rub off on Michael; if Michael sees his dad embracing therapy, then he might be more forthcoming. Sam doesnt think Sonny will agree to go, but she promises to do her best to convince him. Sam tells Jason what Dr. Thomas said, and he agrees that Sonny probably wont be a willing participant. He tells Sam that Carly broke into Reeses penthouse, but Sam isnt surprised. Sam continues to think that Reese is an upfront citizen and that Carly is being paranoid, but Jason reminds her that Reese has managed to immerse herself in every aspect of Carlys life, including her mothers current law suit and Michaels troubles. Jason says that Sonny isnt listening to reason, which is always a bad sign. Sam says that if Sonnys right and Jason cant get be objective, its because Jason is thinking of Michael and viewing this situation with his heart. After all, their relationship started when they were trying to give Michael a family. Sam says thats why she doesnt think Jason is being fair to Reese. Jason goes back to Sonnys, and Sonny tells him to leave Reese alone.
Carly tells Lorenzo how proud she is to be his wife. He asks her if shes happy, and she says, Im married to the most generous, kind, handsome man in Port Charles. Of course Im happy. Carly asks Lorenzo if hes happy, and he says that he is and that she has changed his life. The two kiss, and Carly tells him that the one thing that would make their life together more perfect is if Michael would accept his new stepfather. Lorenzo promises that he eventually will, and Carly tells him she has a plan to make that happen.
Carly shows up at Jasons, but Sam tells her that hes at Sonnys house defending her. Sam tells Carly that she needs to stop obsessing over the affairs of her ex-husband and concentrate on being Mrs. Alcazar. Carly leaves in a huff, and when Sam opens her door to get a package, she sees Ric slipping into Reeses penthouse.
Reese finally pries open the lockbox and shows Ric its true contents: pictures of her and Carly/Caroline as teens. The two discuss how different Reese looks now. Ric tells her that as long as she keeps the pictures, Sonny could find out the truth. Then Ric asks her if she wants to stay connected to the past or move on. She answers by tossing the photos into the fireplace. Reese cries and tells Ric how hard it is to let her past go. As hes holding her, he notices a single photo accidentally left out of the fire.
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