Hannah took Taggert to task about confronting Sonny in ICU and also for thinking she still had feelings for Sonny. She said he could have compromised any further cases against Sonny. They argued about Sonny more on and off through the day.
Mac tossed Taggert his coat saying Felicia had gone after the crooked cop and they had to find her first. Sorel's men did find Felicia first and took her to Sorel. They asked what he wanted to do with her and Sorel said it depended on who knew where she was. Felicia said that Mac knew where she was. Sorel doubted that the Commissioner would send his civilian wife after a crooked cop and he thought Felicia just had delusions of being a Charlie's Angel. This was not going to turn out well for her. Mac and Taggert arrived with backup and arrested Sorel and company. He read Felicia the riot act for putting herself in danger. Before he went to question Sorel he made an offer to all the cops in the squad room that there would be a promotion for anyone who could get a court order for an ankle bracelet for his soon to be ex-wife.
Chloe was dreaming as Stefan and Helena were talking. Stefan was telling Helena that he enjoyed being "dead"-he was free of her. Helena scornfully asked if his tastes never changed. He said that Chloe's dreams were a useful talent. He only regretted that he hadn't had time to frame Helena for the kidnapping. Helena complimented Stefan on the way he had framed Luke for his murder. Chloe woke up then and went and met Alexis at Kelly's. She told her that what she had said about Stefan being capable of kidnapping her was true. She then went and confronted Stefan. She made up a story and then kissed him. She said how easy it was to lie and did he think that she was completely cured of her dreams? She knows it was him who kidnapped her and he was just like his mother.
Laura went to pick up an order at Kelly's. She exchanged Happy New Years with Bobbie and asked about Sonny. Bobbie said he had been upgraded to stable. "What about Carly?" Laura asked. Bobbie said Carly was camped out at the hospital and acting like a wife. Laura asked how Roy and Bobbie were and Bobbie asked if she had time to talk as she wanted to ask her something. She wanted to know if Roy had ever talked about his past to Laura while he lived at her house; especially about a woman named Melissa. Laura said he hadn't and wanted to know what was going on. Bobbie told her some weird things had been going on, she thought she was losing her mind. Roy thought that Larkin was behind it as Roy had been responsible for him being kicked out of the FBI. Carly came in then and Bobbie hugged her and said it was nice to see her out and about. Carly asked Laura if she had signed Liz Webber as the face of Deception and Laura told her she would wait till Carly came back as promised. Carly told Bobbie that Sonny still didn't trust her. He had overheard her talking to Benny and called them both in. He told Benny that he didn't take orders from Carly. Carly was not involved in his business at all. She decided to leave for awhile and get some fresh air.
Emily told Juan that it was over between them, it was time to let go. She said she had feelings for Zander. Zander came out of Kelly's just in time to overhear that part and Emily was embarrassed. He asked her if she meant what she said and she said yes.
Monica, Alan and Edward confronted Emily and ordered her to stay away from Zander for her own safety. She said she would not turn her back on a friend, especially one who had risked his life to save hers. Monica said she would have to rethink that; if she didn't stop seeing Zander they would have to take action they really didn't want to take. Emily refused to stop seeing Zander and left, saying she was going to see him. Monica said okay to Edward; make arrangements for Emily to go to California. Edward was on the phone making arrangements when Lila came in and told him to hang up. He told Lila that Emily had left them no other choice. Lila told him he wouldn't be happy with the consequences if he sent Emily away.
Zander went to see Sonny and said he was healing and was Sonny healing also. Sonny said apparently and they were both lucky that Sorel's goons were so terrible at their jobs. Zander asked if Sorel had tried to kill him before and Sonny said he was usually just a nuisance. Zander said that the bullets Sonny got should have been his as he suspected they were really after him that night. Sonny disagreed, he figured they were after both of them and because of the failure, he would be even more desperate. He said that Zander was safe at Alexis' place, but only really safe after Sorel was behind bars or removed.
After Zander left, Carly came back to see Sonny. She asked if he really had told Alexis to tell her, Carly, that he loved her. He said yes, he did. She said she loved him too.
Gia was reaching on a shelf for a book but couldn't quite make it. Nikolas came up behind her and startled her so she fell right into his arms. After a minute or two she told him he could let her go. He did and told her there was a ladder in the kitchen. She wanted to identify a bird she had seen by looking in the book. She went to get back on the stool but Nikolas got up and retrieved the book for her. Later, she was posing in front of a mirror and Nikolas once again came up behind her causing her to hit the glass in his hand and spilling the contents over him. She started to wipe it off and they just looked at each other. Electricity just bounced between the two of them.
Edward, Monica and Alan explained to Lila that sending Emily to boarding school was the best thing for her safety. Alan said they would take her when she got home. They were still waiting for Emily and he said he would go after her if she wasn't home soon. Monica asked if he would just pick her up; throw her in the trunk; and drive off to the airport. Edward told Monica they had to present a united front. Lila told Monica it wasn't too late to change her mind. Emily came in and asked what was going on, then she spotted her suitcases. She wanted to know why her suitcases were down there and they informed her she was being flown to St. Catherine's in California that night. She told them she wouldn't go and they asked if she would stop seeing Zander and she said no. They had no other choice to keep her safe, they told her. She threw her real mother at them, saying she would never send her away. They came to an impasse and they finally left for the airport. Lila told Edward that she may never forgive him for this.
Earlier, Emily and Zander had kissed and she had promised to be there for him the next day when he went in front of the Grand Jury. He warned her he could still go to jail for kidnapping and drugs but she told him to just get through the next day.
AJ asked Hannah what happened between her and Taggert. He said forget it, she didn't have to tell him. Hannah told him she didn't know Taggert as well as she thought; she didn't realize he could be so vindictive. He acts like the shooting was all Sonny's fault but this time Sonny was the victim. She told AJ that it was him that told her that Taggert wasn't for her so he could say I told you so. He said it was up to her who she wanted to go out with. She said that Taggert was really there for her after she broke up with Sonny, but she didn't realize he could be like this. AJ took Hannah's hand in his and advised her to back off and think things over. Taggert walked in with a bouquet of flowers, and, misjudging the situation, threw the flowers on the floor and left saying he thought he was going to apologize but decided not to. AJ told Hannah if she followed Taggert he would probably forgive her. She didn't and they sat and ate chili and talked some more. He told her he would say this once, only once, that if she didn't want to leave Taggert, don't let him go.
Stefan tried to tell Chloe she was just confused and upset; that she just had a dream. "My dreams don't matter anymore?" she asked. "Is it because I dreamt of you and know what kind of person you are?" she continued. She went on angrily, "you held me captive, kept me away from my life and from treatment that would save my sight." Stefan defended himself, saying he brought her home. Would he have done that if he had kidnapped her. She told him he had used her to get his mother. He admitted using her dreams to catch his mother but he didn't count on caring for her, Chloe. He aborted his plan and brought her home before she went blind. She told him anything he said was a lie. He told her she didn't realize how dangerous his mother could be and she said she did, since his mother ran her down with her car. She wanted to know why he kept up with the facade after they came back to town. Was it so she wouldn't figure out what was going on. She asked if he cared about anything at all. He tried to say something in reply but Chloe brushed him off and told him they were finished.
Carly told Sonny that she never thought he would say he loved her, didn't think he wanted to love her. Sonny admitted they had a rocky start. Carly told him he was her whole life. She said she wouldn't let him die. His heart had stopped and they wanted to pronounce him dead but she made them try again and it started. She kept praying and she was prepared to shock him herself if she could do it. Carly told him she loved him, always will. She asked when he knew he loved her. No matter how much she asked, he wouldn't commit himself to an answer. He said it just mattered that he loved her now. Carly was kissing him when Amy rushed in to see what was wrong, that the beep had gone off at the desk. She looked at the printout of his heartbeat and asked what they were doing. She said Sonny needed his rest. Carly told Sonny it was bedtime and he asked for her to stay. She told him she wasn't going anywhere. Carly went and asked Amy if they could have at least one or two hours private time and Amy finally agreed.
Alexis and Zander came to see Sonny and Alexis asked the guard why the door was closed. He said he had just come on duty, he didn't know. She asked Amy and she said Sonny was unavailable. "Lawyers are unavailable, information is unavailable, patients in ICU are not unavailable," Alexis replied. She went to the door of his room and was going to open it when Amy told her she wouldn't. Alexis knocked on the door and Carly said to go away. Zander and the guard had clued in and were smiling. Alexis punched Zander in his bad arm for laughing, saying it was very inappropriate.
Laura and Bobbie are getting along beautifully these days. They were at Kelly's and sharing good conversation. Laura confessed to Bobbie that she did remember Roy talking to her about a particular case, from his past, involving a woman. Roy specifically mentioned that he wished he could make it up to her and how much this bothered him. Bobbie was grateful for this information and wished that she could help Roy. She admitted to being a little jealous. Bobbie told Laura that Melissa was a problem that she can't solve right now. Bobbie lightened things up a bit by telling Laura she was waiting on her invitation to the new Deception offices. Laura told her to drop by anytime. She proclaimed that she loved working on her own. It was challenging, exhausting, and exciting too. You never know what will happen from day to day. Bobbie then asked if Laura was over Luke. Laura said that if being separate and moving on is being over then yes she was. Bobbie replied that she was happy for Laura.
Felicia arrived at Kelly's and she and Laura passed. Felicia spoke first and said hi. Laura then gave a brief hello and left. Felicia looked at Bobbie and said she still is holding a grudge. Bobbie told her that she did not think so because Laura said she was moving on with her life. Bobbie mentioned the words hard to let go and Felicia froze. Bobbie asked if something was troubling her. Felicia confessed that she was finding it hard to let go of Mac. They still have closeness and always will but it is not like a wife. Felicia wondered what is the next step for them. Bobbie asked her if she had talked to Mac about her feelings. Felicia said no. Then Mac walked into Kelly's and Bobbie told Felicia that this was her chance. Felicia immediately went over to his table and asked to sit down. Mac invited her to join him. Felicia started talking about how nice it was to work with him on a case and be close, but close as in friends. Mac agreed and told Felicia that he was having a difficult time at first accepting their friendship, but now he was used to it and it was okay. He definitely understood that they were just friends. Felicia was okay with his response although they both had a very weird express on their faces.
Alexis returned a call to Pete, the prosecutor, about Zander's testimony before his court appearance. Everything was all set. She called Zander to go. He came down stairs looking very good and especially in his blue suit. Alexis helped him put on his tie since he was unfamiliar with the Windsor Knot. The two were off to the courthouse. Zander expected to see Emily, but she was not there. Alexis reassured him that Emily was running late and would be there when he finished.
Zander did extremely well in his testimony. He remained calm and was sincere. He even was relieved when he was vocalizing the truth in front of the law. Zander burst out of the courtroom looking for Emily, but only Ned and Alexis were there. Alexis started to tell him, but Ned interjected. He told Zander that Alan and Monica had taken Emily away to California. Zander was in disbelief and furious. He could not contain himself so he bolted out of the courthouse headed directly for the Quartemaine's. Zander found Lila and asked if Emily was home. Lila invited him inside and he introduced himself as Zander Smith. She confirmed that Emily was indeed in California. Zander said that this was not possible, but Lila told him that it was so and that he was to blame. Zander proclaimed his deep feelings for Emily. He even stated that he would die before he would let anything happen to Emily. Lila was surprised by Zander. Edward came in the room and was shocked. He immediately picked up the first thing he could find the poker from the fireplace and aimed it at Zander. Zander told him he knew who he was from Emily's description and told him to put the poker down or else he would take it away from him. Edward threatened Zander. Zander told him his threats were useless because they could not separate him and Emily because their feeling for each other went too deep. Lila kept trying to calm Edward, but he was just becoming more ridiculous. Zander decided to leave but told them that they he and Emily will be together.
Alan, Monica, and Emily finally reached St. Catherine's Boarding School in California. Emily was less than happy and she was doing her best to stay clam and try to reason with her parents. She kept pleading with them to take her back to Port Charles. However, all her parents could say is that this was for the best. They were trying to keep her safe and this was the only way they knew how to do this. By this point Emily had had enough and started to lash out at her parents. She told them that she had done everything that they had asked. She studied and was keeping all A's in her classes, she always kept her curfew, and was up front about her visits to Zander yet now she was being punished for keeping her word and for supporting her friend. Alan was strong faced and said that this did not matter now because they had made a decision. Alan excused himself. Emily then begged her mom to take her home, she reminded her of the prom and her birthday. Monica told her that they would visit often and the next time they would bring Lucky and Liz. Emily sobbed inconsolably as Monica left.
Emily noticed the uniform hanging on the door of her new room. She began to put it on, but all she could think about was Zander. Later she just lay on her purse on the bed. She thought, her cell phone, but it had been disconnected. She began to cry more. A little while later the school's representative came to welcome Emily and go over a few items with her. Emily was polite, but cold. The lady informed Emily that she had to go to every class and join them for all meals. She also mentioned that the computer in the room had access to the Internet so that she could do journalism research. This peaked Emily's interest. After the lady left, Emily started to search for her credit card. She found it and began to log onto the Internet. She said, Zander don't worry I am coming back
Chloe went to the hospital for the final procedure that would cure her. Tony came to get her commenting about bringing a portable office. She told him if she had to stay overnight she might as well keep busy. Stefan came to wish her good luck and she told him not to bother, she didn't want anything from him. Later, she was in her hospital room when Tony came in with the good news that the procedure went well and barring any complications her treatment was over. She thanked him and said she felt great-well enough to go home if he would let her. He said he wanted to keep her overnight and if no complications arose, he would do a follow-up C-Scan in the morning. He told her she did well and she said she couldn't have done it without him. Tony left her smiling and sketching, but her smile disappeared when Stefan came in. He wanted to talk to her and she gave him a minute. He apologized, saying he had been trying to protect Nikolas but he was wrong to have involved her. He did care about her, why else would he have brought her back as soon as he realized her condition was worsening. She didn't care, she just wanted him to leave her alone or she would call the nurse.
Ned went to see AJ and AJ was surprised into commenting that hell must have frozen over. Ned asked if he could co-operate for a change. He told him that Alan and Monica had shipped Emily off to boarding school. "They couldn't keep Zander in prison so they send Emily off to the Quartermaine equivalent," quipped AJ Ned asked AJ to talk to his parents if he could get out of his drunken stupor long enough, and talk them into bringing Emily home. AJ told Ned he was diplomatic as usual. Ned left in disgust, telling AJ he should have known better than to ask him. AJ made a phone call after Ned left. He was leaving a message for his dad, "what are they doing, sending my sister off to boarding school in California?" signed your boarding school graduate son. Gia showed up then and asked if Emily would be spending the rest of the school year at the school. He told her not if he could help it. He was surprised she didn't know about it since she hung out with Emily's friends. She said they didn't know because they would have mentioned it if they had known. He asked if she had brought the internet promos he asked for and she gave them to him. He was impressed with her work and said he would miss her when she goes after that music career. She told him she might be making a detour as a modeling opportunity has come up. He didn't realize she was interested in that and she said she didn't either but she was going to go for it. He asked when she started and she told him it wasn't definite as Liz Webber was being considered also. He wished her good luck.
Lucky had his arms around Liz when Nikolas and Gia came into Kelly's. Gia commented on their cuddling again. Nikolas asked if she was hungry and Gia said loudly, "if we can get some service." Lucky said that service was slow today. Gia said you would never catch her kissing a guy in the middle of Kelly's and Nikolas asked what about when she kissed him. She told him that was to avoid her brother. He told her he was just kidding. Lucky told Nikolas to go easy on Gia as she was probably nervous about the photo shoot seeing how gorgeous Liz was. Gia remarked that it took more than a button nose and a peaches and cream complexion to be a model.
At Deception, Elton was on the phone when Carly walked in. He put the person on hold and greeted her, asking about her husband. She said he was fine and asked if he was filling in. He told her he worked at Deception now. Laura stepped out of her office and saw Carly. Carly asked if she had made any other business decisions without her besides Elton. Laura assured Carly he was only on a trial basis until she came back. Carly said she didn't want to fight as soon as she got back. Elton handed Carly some information he had researched on the internet about post-surgery care. She thanked him and asked to see Laura in Laura's office. They went in and Laura told her again that Elton was only on a trial basis until Carly approved also. She didn't want to bother her at the time since she was by Sonny's bedside and the phones had been ringing off the hook. Elton showed up just at the right time. Carly agreed that Elton was okay but what about the face of Deception, had she finalized that. She wanted to be there for the test shots and Laura assured her she would be; she had pushed them back till Carly was ready.
Alexis went to see Sonny, who was out of ICU. He was on the phone with Benny but hung up when Alexis came in. She asked if he should be using the cell phone with all the heart monitors around. He said he had already had all the lectures from the nurses but business was business. Alexis told him Zander's testimony at the Grand Jury hearing had gone admirably. They had to talk about the charges against Sorel but also about coffee contracts. She paused, uncomfortable, and Sonny asked what was wrong. She said she didn't know how to do this; she was having an unusually hard time expressing herself. She wanted to thank him for saving her life. "So you thanked me," he said. "I didn't do that much," he continued. She said that he took the time to push her away, took the bullets himself. He told her he didn't remember much about it; just Emily and Zander fooling around in the snow, then lying on the ground. He tried to ask Alexis to tell Carly he loved her. Alexis told him he shouldn't have to wait till he was at death's door to tell his wife he loved her. Not that she was a relationship expert; it took almost getting shot for Ned to forgive her; she guessed she had Sonny to thank for that too. She said he's the last person she ever expected to care about, but she did, very much. "Right back at you," he replied. Carly came in and asked if they could cut the therapy session short as Sonny just got shot a few days ago and didn't need to listen to Alexis' problems with Ned. Alexis asked Carly what was that in ICU a couple of days ago, touch therapy? Alexis left and Sonny and Carly were getting all cozy when Mike showed up. He was going to leave but Carly told him to stay. He said he was glad Sonny was better. He didn't stay long and then Carly and Sonny got cozy again, Carly telling about her fantasy of their life. She was just afraid, because as soon as things started going well, something bad always happened.
Juan went to Kelly's and asked Liz if she had heard from Emily. She hadn't heard from her, she figured she was busy. Juan said it was probably taking time to get settled in California. "Excuse me, what did you just say?" Liz asked. Juan said that Emily's family shipped her off to boarding school. Liz was astonished that they would ship her off without letting her say goodbye. Juan agreed that it was a terrible way to handle it. Liz told him it was terrible, period. Juan asked if she had any other ideas on how to protect her from Zander. She didn't believe he could be serious. They disagreed about the best thing for Emily. Liz didn't think sending her off to boarding school was the answer but Juan thought whatever kept her safe. Later Lucky showed up at her request and they were both mad on Emily's behalf. Gia came in with her usual attitude and didn't understand what the problem was. She would have three meals a day, luxurious surroundings, limitless funds. They all agreed that Zander wasn't good for her. She didn't endear herself as usual to Emily's friends. She left and watched them from outside.
Taggert apologized to Hannah about overreacting to seeing her with AJ Things were just too intense at the police station. Hannah said it had all escalated so quickly. He suggested a mutual decision to slow things down, he cared about her. She told him she cared too, but maybe caring about each other just wasn't enough anymore.
Stefan asked Alexis for her help to get through to Chloe but Alexis told him what he had done was unforgiveable and she's not surprised that Chloe wouldn't give him the time of day. She said if he had any decency at all he would leave Chloe alone. He knew that using Chloe to get to Helena seemed necessary at the time and he hadn't planned on coming to care about her. Alexis asked if he would have let Chloe go blind if she hadn't been necessary, think about that.
Edward, Lila and Reginald came to the hospital to see Chloe and AJ caught up with them. He said he heard they shipped Emily off to boarding school. Edward groaned, "not another nay-sayer." AJ just wanted to know if Emily was alright. Edward say of course she was, now that she was no longer a target in Port Charles. Lila told AJ not to pay attention to Edward, she didn't. Edward protested that Lila was ignoring him, pretending he didn't exist. "Exactly," Lila agreed. She informed him that he no longer had a wife until Emily was back home with her family. AJ and Lila went off together and Edward told Reginald he was turning Lila against him. Reginald told him he was doing that all by himself.
Mac took a bottle of champagne to Laura and congratulated her on being in business. He handed her the business license and she told him she didn't think it was the Police Commissioner's job to deliver business licenses personally. He said it wasn't but he made an exception in her case. She asked if he wanted a tour of the offices and he said he would, but Scott burst in and told Mac to quit harrassing Laura about Sonny. Laura told Scott that Mac had just brought by the business license. Scott apologized and Mac told Laura he would come for a tour later and left. Scott said he was an idiot, etc. and asked her for lunch. She said she would, encouraging him to call himself names for jumping to conclusions about Mac.
Friday, January 12, 2001
Reginald steps up the pressure on his irate employers as he campaigns hard for Emily's immediate return. Meanwhile, in California, Emily hunts for a way out of the exile her family has imposed upon her. Bobbie asks Felicia to quietly begin investigating Melissa Bedford. Though Monica threatens to fire him and the rest of the staff, Reginald stubbornly refuses to end the strike until Emily is allowed to come home. Bobbie gives a grateful Hannah some advice about her floundering romance with Marcus. Roy tells Agent Ford he's dead certain that Larkin planted the letter in his apartment. Using a borrowed cell phone, Emily finally manages to contact Liz and asks her friend to get a message to Zander ASAP. Ned and AJ find themselves on the same side for once as they both entreat Alan and Monica to recognize the terrible mistake they've made regarding their daughter. Bobbie lies to Roy to cover up the real reason she's going to Chicago.