General Hospital Update Monday 8/22/05
Written By Jennifer
Pictures by Juanita
Sonny tells Emily that hes sorry that Nikolas cheated, but that problem is in his hands now. Emily politely tells Sonny that this is her marriage, and pressure wont fix it. Sonny asks Emily if she even wants to. Emily says that she used to be Nikolas soul mate, but now that role belongs to Courtney.
Sonny tells Emily that hes never been fan of the Cassadines, but Emily does seem happier when shes with Nikolas. Sonny knows theyve both been through a lot lately and encourages Emily to consider that when deciding whether or not to forgive. Emily notes the irony in Sonny teaching her about forgiveness. Sonny jokes that she should do as he says and not as he does. He warns her that being like him is no picnic. He truly believes in forgiveness, but he acknowledges that sometimes your heart wont let you go there.
Emily asks Sonny to tell her how he healed from being betrayed. Sonny tells her that if she can get past the anger and disappointment, that would be the greatest gift she could ever give herself. Emily says she wishes it didnt hurt so much.
Emily goes to General Hospital to give the desk her new contact information Sonnys house and to request three days off from work. She runs into Monica and Alan, who assume shes coming back home to live with them.
FACING THE MUSIC
Nikolas and Courtney head home on a jet. He tells Courtney that when they land, theyll just tell their spouses the truth they never had sex and their marriages will survive. He thinks both Jax and Emily have had time to think and will realize the truth. Courtney thinks that all these strange coincidental meetings will appear to Jax and Emily as lies.
Nikolas imagines that Emily forgives him and believes him when he tells her that he never slept with Courtney. Courtney has a similar daydream about Jax. In the dream, Jax tells Courtney that he believes her story. He tells her that he trusts her and offers her his forgiveness.
NIKOLAS VS. SONNY, ROUND 1
Nikolas goes to Greystone to find Emily, but Sonny tells him that shes out. Nikolas explains that Emily left him a note, so she obviously wanted him to know where she was. Sonny says shell be back soon to finish moving her stuff. Nikolas is confused until Sonny explains that Emily is living in his guesthouse. That way, Sonny explains, she wont have to deal with a two-timing bastard who slept with his sister. Nikolas tells Sonny that what he doesnt know about this situation could fill a book. Sonny acknowledges that Courtney is naïve and insecure. Hes actually pleased that shes no longer with Jax, but sleeping with Nikolas isnt exactly a step up.
Nikolas tells Sonny that he never slept with Courtney. Sonny tells Nikolas that Emily is a decent girl who was raped, and an honorable man would move mountains to protect her. Nikolas finds Sonnys advice hypocritical and scoffs at his criminal ethics. Sonny goes on and on about Courtneys bad taste in men and accuses Nikolas of appealing to her sympathies. He flat out asks Nikolas how he got into Courtneys pants. Nikolas says that he has the discipline to keep his fly zipped. Unlike Sonny, Nikolas doesnt treat women like they are disposable. Just as Emily walks into the foyer, Nikolas tells Sonny that he loves his wife. Shes not replaceable, and he wont give up on their marriage.
Sonny tells Emily that she doesnt have to talk to Nikolas if she doesnt want to, but she says its okay. Nikolas asks Emily why Sonny is protecting her from him, but Emily says hes just acting on instinct. Emily asks him why hes here. Nikolas begs her to go home with him so they can talk things out. He tells her that he didnt sleep with Courtney. Emily says its too late, but Nikolas wont let her bail on him.
Nikolas promises not to make excuses but wants Emily to understand him. He tells her she was dealing with something so powerful that he felt he had no room to tell her how he felt about it. Emily asks if she did that to him. He says no, and she accuses him of cheating with Courtney to cheer himself up. Nikolas insists that he never slept with Courtney, but Emily thinks thats because she showed up. Nikolas tells her shes the love of his life. He wouldnt be working so hard to get her back if hed slept with Courtney. He swears on his life that sex never happened, but Emily doesnt believe him. She recalls how he lied about being on the roof with Courtney and then lied about going to the Bahamas. Nikolas insists that he never planned to meet Courtney in the Bahamas; she was supposed to be vacationing with Jax. He admits that he made mistakes, but he was desperate to make a connection with somebody because Emily wouldnt. Emily says his problem is solved he has Courtney now. Nikolas tells her that he loves her and he wont be going back to Windemere without her.
Jax tells Liz and Lucky that he plans to raise his baby solo. Liz asks about Courtneys role, but Jax quickly informs her that Courtney is no longer involved in the surrogacy arrangement. Liz is adamant that her baby has a mother, but Jax says thats not her call; she has to honor the contract she signed. Liz says she signed the contract on the condition that a traditional family raise the baby. If Courtneys no longer involved, then their agreement is void. Jax tells Liz that shell have to go through his lawyers. Lucky interjects and warns Jax to stop putting stress on Liz.
Jax says that he can be a good single parent, just like Liz is to Cameron. Lucky says that Camerons father died, but Liz still has options with the baby shes carrying now. Jax threatens legal action before leaving in a huff.
Courtney goes to Liz and Luckys apartment in search of Jax. Lucky tells her what happened, and Courtney denies having sex with Nikolas. Liz tells her to tell Jax not them hes the one who thinks she forfeited her maternal rights. Courtney gets angry with Liz for blabbing to everyone about the affair and for making it look like she and Nikolas jump into bed together all the time. Lucky jumps to Lizs defense. Liz tells Courtney she doesnt want this baby to be raised by a divorced, single father. Courtney says thats how this mess started in the beginning; Liz and Jax make decisions without including her. Courtney assures Liz that she and Jax together will raise this baby. Liz says shes not so sure anymore.
Liz realizes that if she signed the agreement, then Jax can legally raise the baby solo. Lucky says he has no problem being Camerons dad and would be happy to help Liz raise this baby. Liz tells him the baby belongs to Jax, but Lucky reminds her that if they get married now, he will be the childs legal father.
Jax finds Alexis at General Hospital and asks her to help with his divorce. He calls his marriage a serious miscalculation, and he wants the divorce as quickly as possible so the surrogacy agreement will stay airtight. Alexis says shell help by not facilitating a divorce. She thinks hell regret it. Jax threatens to find another lawyer. Alexis tells him that no other lawyer loves him as much as she does. She tells him to come back in 6 months, and if he still wants a divorce, shell draw up the papers.
Jax goes home and finds Courtney waiting. He tells her that he wants a quick, clean divorce, and he wants to raise the baby solo. Courtney refuses to divorce him and tells him that she never slept with Nikolas. Jax says thats just a technicality; circumstances probably prevented that from happening. Courtney says no, she made a conscious choice and chose Jax. Jax reminds her that she was still intimate with Nikolas they still shared thoughts and secrets. Maybe you didnt spread your legs, but you still cheated, Jax tells her. Courtney begs Jax to listen to reason. Jax asks her if she was really alienated by the attention he was giving to Liz or if she just never loved him.
Courtney tells Jax that she loved him then and she loves him now. She thought she could handle the surrogacy, but she ended up feeling irrelevant and insignificant. Nikolas was also messed up at the time, and they helped each other. Jax accuses Courtney of being selfish everything is always about her. When she decided to cheat with Nikolas, he was the one who became irrelevant. Jax tells Courtney that he always thought he was her rebound after Jason. Courtney says thats not true; she admits to being selfish, but she still doesnt think she technically cheated. Jax says it doesnt matter, theyre finished.
Alicia helps Jason escape while her mother remains tied up. Allegra tells Ali to get the key so they can go find Sam and Andrew before Jason does. Ali tells Allegra to give her one good reason why she should set her mother free.
Andrews so fidgety with anticipation that he accidentally elbows Sam in the eye. He starts kissing her, but she pulls away. Andrew asks if he really disgusts her that much, but Sam lies and blames those reflexes on her sore eye. Finally, she cant take the lies anymore. Sam breaks down and tells Andrew the truth about her identity.
Meanwhile, Allegra asks Ali what she wants. Ali challenges her mother to end this plan. Allegra blames the whole mess on Ali, but Ali says thats not true. If Jason and Sam are freed, then they can be together, Ali can be with her true love Vittorio, and Allegra will be left penniless and alone. Allegra calls Ali a spoiled brat. Ali tells her mother to just admit defeat. Allegra tells Ali that she concocted this plan to give her a better life, but Ali wants to pursue that life on her own terms. Allegra asks Ali again to fetch the key so they can get something to eat. Ali pretends to obey but stops just short of unlocking Allegras chains. Just then Dante shows up with a gun.
Jason searches for Sam. He finds the priest who married her and Andrew and asks where she is. The priest refuses to reveal the location of Andrew and Alicias honeymoon until Jason tells him that a womans life is on the line.
Sam reveals the entire truth about her and Jasons identity and Allegras plan, but Andrew doesnt appear to buy it. Sam points out that her story is too bizarre to be a lie. Andrew demands to know the real reason why Ali didnt want to marry him. Sam continues trying to convince Andrew of the truth by pointing out her dancing inadequacies. She tells Andrew that Jason is nothing like him hes not romantic and he doesnt write poetry but he makes her feel loved every single day. She tells Andrew that she married him to save Jasons life, and that is why she cant sleep with him. Andrew finally believes Sam and agrees to help her reunite with Jason. Jason arrives just as they leave. Alone, he experiences another headache and falls to the floor.
Allegra is angry with the priest for revealing Sams whereabouts to Jason. She calls her goons and tells them to track down Jason. Just then, Andrew and Sam show up, and Andrew tells Allegra that he knows the whole truth. Back at the honeymoon suite, the goons find an unconscious Jason and plan to drag him to the boat.
Andrew asks Allegra why she tricked him? He would have been happy to give Ali a little push if she needed it. Allegra is surprised that Andrew would still consider marrying Ali. Sam asks him why he would pay millions in alimony to a woman who doesnt even want him, but Andrew says there wont be any alimony; his marriage to Ali will last. Allegra turns and asks Andrew what they should do with Sam. Andrew asks about Jason, and Allegra tells him that Jason was held in the wine cellar. Sam goes to leave, the Allegras goons grab her. She realizes that Andrew tricked her and has been working with Allegra all along.
Jason wakes up, knocks the goons out and manages to escape. Meanwhile, Sam is locked up down in the wine cellar. She finds drops of Jasons blood and wonders where he is. Just then she hears someone at the door and grabs a wine bottle for protection. Somebody slips a key under the door. Sam uses it to unlock herself and spring free.
Sam goes back into Allegras house and finds it destroyed. Jason and Andrew are passed out on the floor. Jason wakes up and is confused. He cant recall what just happened. Sam and Jason realize that Andrew is dead just as Allegra comes in. She tells them to leave. She will call the police and tell them that an intruder killed Andrew. Now that Ali is a widow (and Allegra thinks she will get Andrews money), she tells Jason and Sam how to escape. Jason grabs one of the goons guns on his way out as assurance that Allegra wont follow them.
After they leave, Allegra calls the police and reports a jewelry thief. While shes on the phone, her goons come in and report that Ali is gone.
Once Jason and Sam are back on their boat, Sam asks Jason what is wrong. She knows he is not okay. She wonders aloud if hell tell her about the problem or if shell have to figure it out on her own.
MEETING OF THE MOBSTERS
Lorenzo makes arrangements for a shipment on Sonnys dock. He tells his partner that hes taking things slowly until he sees where his interests lie, but hes definitely back in business. Sonny shows up and asks why Lorenzo is dealing on his dock. Lorenzo says he can do business wherever and challenges Sonny to set up an appointment. Sonny says that wont happen in his lifetime. Lorenzo asks if Sonny has an issue with his business methods. Sonny has issues with that, among other things. Lorenzo thinks this is about Carly and asks Sonny if hes the only person allowed to mistreat her. Sonny reminds Lorenzo that he pursued Carly for years about dumped her in just two months. Lorenzo tells Sonny that she loves him, and he should embrace that. Sonny tells Lorenzo that if karma is real, it will bite him soon, and Sonny will be applauding when that happens.
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