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Monday, September 2, 2002

Attic:
Mac and Scott found Luke and Laura in the attic. Luke was arrested for the murder of Rick Webber. Laura was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

Sonny's penthouse:
Sonny was asking Jason why he went against his order to get rid of AJ by having him arrested for arson. Jason argued that he wanted him to take care of Courtney and that's what Jason did. AJ is what Courtney wants. They went round and round with Sonny questioning Jason's loyalty. Jason couldn't believe Sonny would question his loyalty. Carly came home and she stopped their arguing. She said AJ wasn't worth it. After Jason left, Carly and Sonny talked and he told her that Alcazar was after him but he didn't know why. He said Jax was also targeted but he didn't know whether to believe that.

Hospital:
Alexis was there to see Dr. Meadows but before she could see her she got a call from Luke. Ned was with her and kept warning her to slow down. He said he would get the test results and bring them to her.
Elsewhere, in the psych ward, Scott went to see Laura and ask her some questions about what happened in the attic. He was taping their conversation and she admitted to killing Rick.

Police Station:
Luke was brought in and he demanded to see his wife. He was not guilty and he demanded to be released. Alexis came and he wasn't up front with her. He said he wasn't guilty. Later Scott went to see Luke and played the tape for him. He said he had a suspicion that it was Laura. Ned came to the station to tell Alexis that if she wanted to deliver a healthy, full-term baby she had to cut down to 3 normal days a week. Alexis said no problem; this case against Luke would be over quickly. Later Luke confessed to killing Rick Webber.

Motel room:
Liz and Zander were hiding out in this room and Liz told Zander that Jason would be able to help them. She left to find Jason and the goon of Alcazar's came to the door, pretending to be Jason. Zander let him in and he asked Zander what he knew. Zander said he didn't remember anything except being on a yacht. He asked him more questions and Zander picked up a cup of coffee. The guy told him to put the coffee down. He had a gun pointed at Zander and Zander threw the coffee in his face. Later Liz and Jason came to find the thug unconscious. Jason tried talking to him but no answer.

Alcazar's yacht:
Alcazar was asking the mystery woman if she was alright. She shook her head. He knew she wanted to go ashore but there was nothing there except people who would hurt her again. She had to trust him, think about their future. She finally spoke, saying, "there is no future."

AJ and Courtney's apartment:
They had started to kiss and AJ pulled away. Courtney thought it was because of her stripping, he can't look at her anymore. He said it wasn't her, it was him. He was the reason she did it in the first place. They talked and finally made up.

Tuesday, September 3, 2002

The Hospital

Edward still refuses to wake up, although his vitals are fine per Alan. Lila visits with Edward and holds his hand. Liz and Jason still can't locate Zander. Taggert confronts Jason about a patient in 512 (Alcazar's hitman) who claims his gun went off accidentally when he was cleaning it. Taggert says that Jason dumped the man at the Emergency Room. Taggert asks Liz what it's going to take for her to distance herself from Jason - she's already been shot and kidnapped. Lila thinks Edward squeezed her hand, but she isn't sure. Ned starts a fight with Jax in Edward's hospital room because Jax obtained ELQ behind Ned's back while Ned was asleep at the CEO wheel. The family blames Ned for the hostile takeover, and they continue to argue over comatose Edward in his hospital room. Ned confesses to neglecting his family responsibilities to ELQ. Jax reiterates that he "is ELQ" and immediately Edward comes out of his fake coma. Ned and Jax's trick worked - Edward was faking. Edward claims it was a miracle. Ned and Jax accuse Edward of pulling his own plug to set-up Skye for an attempted murder rap, and he admits it. Alcazar stops by GH to visit the patient in room 512. Edward plays on Jax's emotions by reminding him that, guilty of murder or not, Skye betrayed Jax and he's going to have to live with that. Not surprisingly, a code blue is called for room 512. Jason is there and overhears the code blue.

Kelly's Restaurant

Alcazar is discussing business outside with Roy when Felicia, Maxie and Georgie appear. Inside Kelly's, Nik and Lucky argue about who killed Rick Webber. Nik relays that he has a lot of pull at the hospital and that he can arrange for them to see Laura. Outside, Georgie and Maxie talk to Alcazar as if he's a normal person, not knowing he's a criminal. Felicia warns Alcazar to stay away from her girls. Roy recommends that Felicia and the girls go to Texas to be safe, but she argues that Alcazar is an international figure and can track her down anywhere. Felicia wants to help Roy take Alcazar down.

PCPD Headquarters

Luke tells Scott about the memories that have been haunting Laura. Scott asks Luke who Laura thinks killed Theresa Carter, and Luke lies and says it was Rick Webber. Scott wants a confession from Luke. Luke says the night that Rick was killed, he heard Laura tell Rick Webber that she knew Rick killed Theresa, and Rick was approaching Laura with a syringe. Luke accuses Rick of being a smarmy, self-centered liar. Luke then claims he picked up a candlestick and hit Rick in the head, killing Rick. Alexis reads Luke's confession and questions its validity to Luke. Alexis tells Luke she thinks Laura killed Rick Webber in self-defense then snapped, and that Luke is protecting her. Alexis tells Luke she's seen Laura and that Laura was incoherent. Luke explodes and Alexis apologizes for not clearing the visit with Luke first. Alexis asks what really happened to Rick Webber, and Luke picks up the confession. Luke says Laura is not strong enough to undergo a trial and he doesn't want her locked up for life in a rubber room. Luke fires Alexis as his attorney when she tells him she can't allow Luke to confess to a murder he didn't commit. Luke invokes the attorney-client privilege and warns Alexis he better not find out she's told anyone he's innocent of murder. Alexis states she can develop a great defense case for Laura, but Luke is unconvinced. Lucky stops by to see Luke. Luke wants Lucky to do nothing and support Luke's story, but Lucky balks. Alexis asks Scott if he is aware it is illegal to prosecute an innocent man, and he asks her if she should be working so hard while she's pregnant. Luke tries to convince Lucky that Laura is too frail to withstand a trial, and he needs Lucky's help. Luke reassures Lucky that he can get through this to take care of Laura and Lulu.

The Psychiatric Ward

Alexis visits Laura. Alexis tells Laura that Nik and Lucky are fine and promised to check on Lulu. Alexis tells Laura that Luke is in jail and being charged with Rick Webber's murder. Alexis asks what happened in the attic the night Rick died, but imaginary teenaged Laura appears and tells Laura "Don't tell, don't trust her." Alexis questions who Laura is looking at. Alexis offers to tell Laura what happened, and Laura can correct her. Imaginary teenaged Laura keeps telling Laura that all Alexis wants to do is lock her up forever. Laura flips out, and Alexis is told to leave by hospital personnel. Nik and Lucky arrive to visit Laura. Laura is thrilled to see them. Laura blames her problems on being over-tired. They ask Laura how they can help, and she says all she needs is a little rest. Lucky wants to get some things settled, and he tells her Luke is in jail. The imaginary teenaged Laura appears behind the boys, and tells Laura "Don't trust them." When Lucky tells Laura that Luke is in big trouble, she says "So, what else is new?" Laura talks to imaginary teenaged Laura, and the boys question who she is talking to. Nik offers to call Laura's doctor, and Laura accuses Nik of wanting to keep her drugged, a Cassadine tradition.

Liz's Studio Apartment

Liz and Jason arrive at the apartment, and Zander follows them in pointing a gun at Jason. Zander wants to know who Jason is. Zander then says the guy who came after him is Jason. Jason tells Zander that someone is trying to kill him.

Jason's Penthouse

Jason allows Liz and Zander to hide out at his place. All Zander remembers is that the hitman was on Alcazar's boat. Jason leaves and tells Zander and Liz to stay put. Liz continues to query Zander about his memories of the boat. Zander remembers a woman with porcelain, soft skin, dark hair, understanding eyes and the scent of jasmine.



Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Sonny orders Jason to investigate Alcazar's yacht. While on the yacht, Jason learns Alcazar is holding a woman who is very important to his ultimate goal. Brenda is revealed to be the mystery woman on the yacht. Sonny is furious when Carly reneges on their deal to hide out on the island for her own safety. Zander is hurt by Liz and Jason's closeness. Liz opens up to Zander about her feelings for Jason. Ned outsmarts Edward to seize control of ELQ. Edward is pleased at the thought of Alexis' baby becoming the next Quartermaine heir.

Thursday, September 5, 2002

Scott pays Laura a visit at GH. She doesn't seem to know who he is at first. She tells him that she doesn't know why she is locked up and thinks her parents did it because she was breaking curfew and not keeping her grades up. Scott realizes that Laura has regressed to being a young girl and not a grown woman. He tells her that he will try to get her out of there but can't right now and that he and some others tried to protect her years ago and kept things from her for that reason but that unfortunately things got out of control and that is why she is here. Scott mentions the attic and Laura clams up and refuses to talk about it since it is too scary. Scott tells her they never have to talk about what happened in the attic ever again. Laura pleads with him to let her out and get her parents to come. Scott looks at her helplessly. Meanwhile, Bobbie comes to see Luke at PCPD. She just got back from vacation in Yellowstone Park and learned what happened. She tries to persuade Luke not to confess to killing Rick Webber and get Laura to testify about what happened at his trial instead. Luke refuses to change his mind and tells Bobbie that he doesn't want Laura to testify for him at any trial and that she would be better off forgetting about what happened and getting better. Bobbie tries to persuade him to reconsider his actions and help himself so he can help Laura. Luke gets Bobbie to agree to look after Lulu. Scott runs into Bobbie after she visits Luke. She asks him why he is trying to railroad Luke into confessing. Scott tells her that he tried to talk to Luke and get him to help him but Luke insisted on confessing. Bobbie believes that lie. Scott come in to see Luke. Luke acts like he is still planning to confess to murder. He accuses Scott of causing Laura's problems to begin with by covering up what happened at the attic all those years ago. Scott tells him he was only trying to protect Laura. Roy stops by to see Luke after postponing his dinner date with Felicia who tells him what is going on with Luke. Luke sets up a plan to help Laura and himself with Roy's help. Roy agrees to help Luke with his secret plan. Scott waits until Roy leaves PCPD and drops a written confession in front of Luke to sign. Luke informs him there has been a change of plans and that he won't agree to sign anything until Scott agrees to let him see Laura for the last time. Scott refuses. Luke informs him that he shouldn't care if he sees Laura since he will be going to prison and won't be seeing Laura again and accuses Scott of still being in love with Laura. Scott agrees to let Luke see Laura. Luke shows up and Laura doesn't seem too happy to see him. He tries to convince her not to take her pills and that he plans to get her out of GH tonight. Luke doesn't know that Scott can see and hear them in a one way mirror next door. Laura doesn't seem to trust Luke and accuses him of being a bad man who hurt her once. Luke tries to get her to listen to him but she freaks out and insists on seeing her mother at once.

Jason picks the lock in one of the rooms in Alcazar's boat. Brenda is on the other side of the door. Jason tells her that she is safe with him and that he is a friend and works for Sonny Corinthos and he is there to help her. Brenda recognizes Jason's voice but is afraid to tell him who she is. Jason gets into the room with no sign of Brenda. He sees another door and goes toward it. When he opens it, Brenda's nurse is on the other side and not Brenda. She refuses to help Jason and Alcazar and his men come in and catch Jason. Alcazar orders him men to kill Jason and make no mistakes this time. They drag a fighting Jason out on deck and try to kill him. Jason fights back and knocks both men down and dives overboard after both men try to shoot at him in the water. Brenda tries to sneak out of the room but Alcazar catches her and stops her from going to help Jason. She hears the gunshots and gets worried. Alcazar tries to reassure her that everything will be alright. He puts her on a guilt trip by mentioning that everything he has done so far has been for her. He tells her he is doing everything in his power to stop Jax and Sonny from learning about her. She tells him that she doesn't want both men hurt or killed and Alcazar promises not to hurt them that way. Brenda leaves the room but stays close by. Roy shows up to meet with Alcazar. Brenda overhears Alcazar order Roy to kill Sonny for him. Roy refuses to kill anyone for Alcazar, even Sonny. Brenda is disturbed by Alcazar's deception. Meanwhile, Sonny tries to convince Carly to leave Port Charles and go to the island to stay safe. Carly convinces him instead to let her be near him and help him instead. Sonny agrees. He decides to take her out in public since it isn't going to be what Alcazar expects from him and also to get a message across to Alcazar that he won't be intimidated. They show up at Carly's former club and are dismayed to find Jax having dinner with Alexis at one table and Courtney and AJ at another table. Sonny explains to Carly that Jax just wanted any excuse to get her out of the club to get back at him despite the bad embezzlement plan she tried to get away with. Sonny tells her that he saw Jax get off of Alcazar's boat and that Jax offered a deal to Sonny to work together to bring down Alcazar. Sonny tells her he didn't buy it and doesn't trust Jax enough to go for it. Sonny is also concerned when he doesn't hear from Jason right away. Carly goes over to Jax's table to give him hell. Sonny lets her go off and Jax just listens politely and then warns Carly to get far away from Sonny if she wants to live a long life. Jax had already told Alexis who the mysterious enemy was that had apparently blown up Sonny's warehouse and killed Kristina. Alexis tells Jax that she realizes that she had blinders on for quite awhile regarding Sonny's business and that she wanted to make excuses for him. She agrees with Jax that he was right about Sonny being a career criminal. At the other table, Courtney gets the idea that AJ is somehow guarded with her out in a public place after he fixes her shall over her revealing dress. Things get worse when a customer approaches the table and asks Courtney if he can hire her as a stripper for his friend's bachelor party after he recognizes her. AJ asks the man to leave them alone and that Courtney is no longer in that business. The man tries to convince Courtney not to take offense and consider the job. Sonny overhears the altercation and steps in. A.J resents his interference but Sonny steps in and gets the man to leave them alone. Courtney tells Sonny to stay out of it and let them handle things. A.J doesn't like it that Courtney allowed the man to talk to her like that and not say anything. Courtney doesn't want trouble and wants to finish their dinner. AJ refuses their meals and ushers her out. Sonny tries to explain that he was only trying to help but it falls on deaf ears.

Zander questions Liz about her relationship with Jason. Liz tries to be honest with him. Zander asks her if they were ever more than friends. Liz explains to him that they were more than friends once but that it really was a mistake for them both. She also tells him about how he was in love with her friend Emily at one time but that it didn't work out and how Emily is now out of town and in rehab for a broken back and doing fine. Jason shows up with a cut on his temple. Liz goes to him and takes care of his cut. Jason asks Zander to try to remember more about what happened on the boat and tells him what he saw on there.

Friday, September 6, 2002

Carly and Sonny go to see how Jason is and realizing that she might cause problems for Zander, Carly volunteers to leave, but Sonny tells her to stay. They learn about what happen on Alcazar's yacht and how Jason was shot at. Jason tells them that he found the woman that Alcazar was holding (in truth, he found Diana, Brenda's nurse) and that he had no idea who she was.

Later, Carly and Sonny talk about how much they love each other and Carly promises that she's trustworthy now and will always stand by him.

Felicia, Maxie, Georgie, Lucas (first appearance of new actor), and Bobbie spend some time together at Kelly's and talk about Bobbie and Lucas' trip and how a bear chased them. Later, Bobbie's pager goes off and she has to leave, so Lucas stays with the girls. When Roy shows up, Felicia sends Maxie, Georgie, and Lucas outside to eat dessert while her and Roy talk and kiss. While they are sitting outside, some of Alcazar's men show up around the corner.

Brenda is worried about how Alcazar wants Roy to kill Sonny and Diana recommends that she convince him that Sonny and Jax no longer mean anything to her so that he might consider leaving them alone. Alcazar comes in and talks with Brenda and then they make love. Later, when Alcazar is asleep, Brenda sneaks out of bed and leaves the room, taking his cell phone. She calls Sonny and when he answers and before she has a chance to say anything, Alcazar comes in and hangs up the phone.

Jason and Liz begin to get close again and Liz seems to be working at breaking Jason's soft shell so that he will allow them to form a more personal relationship. Liz tries to convince him that she's not going to one-day change her mind about him because of what he does for a living.

Luke tries to break through to Laura and help her remember her life with him, Lucky, Nikolas, and LuLu. Unfortunately, Laura thinks that she's still a teenager and doesn't remember her husband and children. She also thinks that Luke wants to hurt her. The orderlies come into the room, forcing Luke to leave and they then put Laura in a straight jacket and giver her some medicine to calm her down. Later, Nikolas and Lucky come to see their mom after spending time with LuLu and learn that Laura doesn't know whom they are. The doctors decide to send Laura to a special clinic in London where she can get better treatment and hopefully one day recover. Nikolas and Lucky see their mother and are forced to say an emotional goodbye. The doctor doesn't want Laura to ever see Luke again, but Luke desperately wants to say goodbye to her. Later, when an orderly comes to move Laura, Luke gets his final chance to see her and is only able to say, "Goodbye, my angel. Goodbye."

When Lucky and Nikolas go to see LuLu again, they try to explain that her mom can't see her right now and is going away to London for a while. In a heartbreaking scene, LuLu tells the boys how much she wants her mom.

Scott returns to the hospital to make Luke sign his confession and all of a sudden, Luke pulls a gun on Scott and the two guards.


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