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Monday, November 5, 2001

Carly and Sonny discussed their marriage. Carly told Sonny she could promise not to fly off the handle, but she knew it wouldn't be true. She would do something to turn him against her again because she lost his trust. She was ready to sign the divorce papers and she did. Now that it came time to end it Sonny was reluctant. He was ready to sign but changed his mind.

Alexis and Stefan were still held captive, but not tied up anymore. They were ready to escape but Helena and one of the guards showed up with another prisoner, Bobbie. She went on at Stefan about what he does, and did, to people; Alexis tried to defend him but Bobbie wasn't listening. Eventually Stefan and Bobbie came to an understanding. She believed he was sincere when he apologized for what he did to her. She told him she believed he really loved Alexis. He said she was his sister and he loved her. Bobbie said she knew where he was coming from, there. They agreed they all had to band together against Helena.
Elsewhere, Stavros and Nikolas had met face to face for the first time since Nikolas was a little boy. Stavros said how much he wanted them to be a family; Laura, Nikolas and him. Nikolas and Stavros hugged but then later Nikolas turned around and was ready to kill Stavros but couldn't go through with it. Stavros commented that it was a coward that killed an unarmed man. Laura defended Nikolas, saying that he was no coward, he was the bravest man she knew. He told the guard to take Nikolas and Gia to the conference room. He took Laura to another room which turned out to be decorated the same as the bridal bower on their wedding night. Stavros told Laura that he loves her more than he ever did.

Luke's hospital room:
Luke was antsy to go and help Bobbie but Roy and Melissa told him to stay put. Roy started to leave and Melissa went into Luke's room to find him gone.

Jax's hotel room:
Jax called Helena and told her he was ready to make a deal. She came and he offered her champagne. When she finally went over to get the glass he put his hand around her throat. Skye came in just then and thanks to her interference, Helena got away. Jax as good as told her to get lost; that thanks to her a very dangerous woman just got away.

Tuesday, November 6, 2001
by QT

Alexis is taken to this conference room first. As she sits and waits, she has a vision of Sonny Corinthos coming to help her. Then she awakens to find Stefan and Bobbie being brought to the conference room too. The three of them decided to work together to bring Helena down and escape their imprisonment.

Stavros has turned over a new leaf, or at least he was making his best attempt. Stavros went after Laura with a fury and passion like never before. He spoke of how the last time it was a hollow victory to have Laura against her will. This time, he said, it has to come from you Laura. This time it will be different, Stavros promised. Laura was not convinced but was overwhelmed by Stavros' words and told him that this was not what she expected. Stavros reassured Laura that he would never harm their son Nikolas. Stavros just reiterated that he does not know his son and would like to know what he is like from Laura. Stavros admitted to being in Port Charles for a while. He told Laura that he has watched her and Nikolas at the Nurses ball and during this time something unexpected happened to him. He continued, the longer I watched I began to see you with new eyes and feelings. I felt there was a reason for this 2nd chance that I have been given at life. Also in this time of befriending Gia, has made me come to understand love and loving someone. Laura I love you, Stavros said. I will move heaven and earth to make you want me like I want you. Stavros moved closer and tried to kiss Laura, she pulled back and he grabbed her risk and brought her to her knees. Stavros was losing all his new found composure and had become angry. Stavros mentioned that he must see Luke because the last time that Laura was cooperative, she believed that Luke was dead, maybe he should be dead again. Laura jumped from the ground and asked Stavros not to go. As Stavros was walking to the door, Luke arrived at the maze.

Carly returned from the beach to see Sonny concentrating over the divorce papers. Sonny told Carly he did not want to sign them. He was not ready to let go of their marriage. What has changed Carly inquired? Sonny continued to explain that she had changed and that he still loved her. Carly asked him what is the difference now, had he really been able to forgive her? Carly said that she was in a positive place and it felt good to stop banging her head against the wall trying to force Sonny to come back to her. The only thing she has left is her self-respect and she was trying to salvage that. Carly also gave the okay for Sonny to adopted Michael and make him his legal father. Carly admitted to being wrong about her decision and stated that no matter what happened between the two of them Sonny was welcomed to adopt Michael if he still wanted. So now it is just you and me Sonny we can keep Michael out of the way because I don't want this to be about Michael. If you want to be with me, Carly stated, you have to love me with trust and forgiveness, openness and honesty. Sonny it is either all or nothing. You can't just love me when I am good and not making mistakes. I can tell you now that I will make mistakes in the future and have plans that go bad, but I need to have your support through those times and know that you love me no matter what. Sonny I think that we have lost all the trust in our relationship. I don't trust you and you don't trust me. Sonny asked why in the world did she not trust him? Carly said it was something from her mother when she came over one afternoon. "I was upset about Alexis or Angel and was frustrated and my mom said that if I trusted you and our love, I would not be worried about any other woman. My mom was right," Carly said. "Sonny you make all the rules and you just want me to abide by them, but I won't anymore. You need to love me all the time - not just when things are good. Can you do that for me Sonny?" Sonny responded and said he still loves Carly even though he tried his hardest to put her behind him, he just could not. He said that he thought of Carly all the time and every time anything reminded him of her. He would be at home and miss her and all her junk in the house. In the bedroom he would miss her body besides him and it was driving him crazy he never could stop missing and loving her. Sonny promised to love her and support her in good and bad times, and he would try to trust her but it would take time. He said he would not make a promise that he could not keep, so he would not promise that if she lied to his face or deceived him that he would not retreat back because this is the way that he protects himself.

Wednesday, November 7, 2001

Jax continues his search for Alexis. He is at Alexis' penthouse searching for clues when Kristina walks in. Looking at Jax, she quickly surmises that something has happened to her sister and demands to know what it is. Jax tells her that Helena probably took Alexis. Kristina is upset by the news and becomes even more so when Jax tells her that Stefan still cannot be located either. Jax promises her that he will find Alexis and rescue her. Until then, however, he is going to have Kristina taken to a safe place out of the country. Kristina refuses to go and demands that Jax tell her all he knows about Alexis and Stefan's disappearances. Jax won't tell her everything that's going on, but does relent and allow her to stay in Port long as she is watched at all times. He places a call to Ned.

Meanwhile, in their underground cell, Stefan has no luck prying the vent cover off so he, Bobbie, and Alexis can crawl to safety. Guards enter and tell Bobbie that Helena wants to see her. Stefan tries to fight them off, but he is no match for them. They throw him against the wall and forcibly remove Bobbie. Stefan is beside himself over the whole situation. Alexis tries to calm him.

In the maze, Nikolas instructs Gia on how to get out of the underground compound. She is afraid to leave him, but does so in an attempt to find help for everyone. As she wanders the maze trying to find the exit, Nikolas locates Alexis and Stefan's cell. He approaches the guard outside and says that Stavros demands that his brother and sister be brought to him. Nikolas is there to carry out his father's wishes. When the guard balks at letting the prisoners out, Nikolas asks him if he would like to face the wrath of his father. Stefan and Alexis hear what is going on outside the door and decide to play along. They are heard screaming from behind the door that they will never go with Nikolas. After much pressure is applied by Nikolas, the guard finally relents and opens the door. He is promptly kicked in the face by Stefan and locked in the cell. Nikolas tells the two that Stavros has Laura. The three agree that Stefan and Alexis will find Helena's lab and destroy it while Nikolas continues to search for his mother.

Lucky sees a vision of Liz. "I came to help you," she says. Lucky tells her all the reasons why she can't. Liz tells him that she is in his heart and she knows he has the strength to fight Helena. She then gives Lucky a stack of photos to look through. As he does, he realizes that they are of the two of them in the past. When he asks Liz who took the pictures she replies that he did. He found something significant about each moment and his mind took a picture of it. These pictures make up your life, they are the truth she says. Lucky asks Liz why she is showing him these pictures. She tells him that these pictures are of things that Helena said she removed from his mind. "She lied because you can see all of these things right now...You can beat her," she tells Lucky. The two share a kiss. When Lucky opens his eyes, Liz is gone.

Luke walks in on Stavros and Laura. He tells Stavros that he can't have Laura. Stavros replies that Luke can take Laura anytime he wants. Luke begins to taunt Stavros and a fight breaks out. While the two are trading blows, Luke yells for Laura to escape. Instead, she grabs a vase and tries to hit Stavros with it. Unfortunately, Stavros is able to knock Luke down and stop Laura. When Stavros goes after Luke again she begs him to stop. "I'll do whatever you want...don't hurt him," she cries. Incensed by Laura's remarks, Stavros rages against her and her love for Luke. "You have no idea what you have just done," he seethes as he exits, leaving her alone in the room with Luke.

Scott follows Roy onto the GH roof. He tries to convince Roy that his ideas of prying open the elevator doors and rappelling down the shaft are bad ones. While doing this, Scott also takes some pot shots at Luke. An angry Roy demands that Scott stop disparaging his friend. As they argue about Luke, Roy realizes that if they trace his steps, they may find another way into the lab. Roy places a call to Jax and tells him they may have found a way into the compound, but he needs Jax's Though Ned has not yet arrived, Kristina is able to convince him to meet with Roy by promising to open the door only to Ned. Jax heads out to meet with Roy.

Bobbie is brought to Helena. She asks Bobbie to tell her where Luke is. When Bobbie refuses, Helena calls to the guards to have Bobbie removed back to her cell. Bobbie grabs Helena and demands to know why she is causing so much pain to so many people. "Revenge," Helena calmly replies. Bobbie tells Helena that she will never have it. She will never be able to beat the Spencers, she tells Helena as she heads towards the door of the lab. Before she can open it, Stavros barges in and tells his mother it is time to "finish this."

Laura is able to revive Luke. Luke professes his love for his ex-wife. She tells him she loves him too. Nikolas enters. Luke tells Nikolas to get Laura out of the compound. Just then, the door opens and the trio is facing down a pair of guards.

Helena and Stavros wait in the lab while all the prisoners are brought to them (Luke, Laura, Nikolas, Stefan, Alexis, Bobbie, and Gia, who was captured before she was able to escape the maze). Stavros tells his mother that she is not to hurt his son or she will be sorry. Helena replies that she would not hurt Nikolas, but she does threaten Gia's life. When Alexis demands to know what is going on, Helena ecstatically replies, "What I've been waiting for...welcome to Endgame." All look puzzled. Helena continues and tells the group she has brought a special guest for the's Lucky. "Lucky will fulfill his destiny," she tells the group. She holds up the Ice Princess and asks Lucky, "Do we understand each other?" Lucky replies, "Sure we do...I understand that this is a rock and you are pathetic." Helena is too stunned to speak.

Thursday, November 8, 2001

Helena continued to hold her captives while Jax, Roy and Scotty searched for them. They found the cave and began their quest. All the while, Helena tried to use the Ice Princess to gain control over Lucky. He fought her as hard as he could and then it looked like she had him. All of the sudden, Lucky calls out "Now" and he and Nikolas jump the guards and knock them out. The good guys now have control and Helena doesn't like it. She teases them by saying that there are many more guards out there, more than they can fight. Nikolas decides that they should take their chances and run while they can. Just then Jax, Roy and Scotty burst through the door and surprise everyone. Stavros seems amused as the "white knights" take control of the situation and try to get everyone out. Stavros puts a right hook to Nikolas' jaw and runs out with Luke hot on his trail. Laura refuses to leave without Luke so she takes off after him. Nikolas decides to go for the police and Gia tells him that she's going too. Nikolas grabs her hand and off they go. Alexis unties Stefan and he sits down to the computer to try to break the code to shut off the security system. Helena goads him by telling him he's too dumb to figure it out. Stefan tells her that she doesn't know him and has never tried to and that will prove her undoing. Jax drags her out with everyone else, leaving Stefan and Lucky to try to break the code. They all try to get through the maze (without Helena's help of course) and keep running into dead ends. Meanwhile, Luke realizes that this maze is from his dream just as he runs into Stavros. The two swap words and Stavros pulls a lever on the wall and Luke drops through it. Not before grabbing a hold of the edge and hangs on for dear life. Stavros throws a pebble in the hole to show Luke that it has no bottom and therefore he's doomed before he leaves. Laura stumbles upon Luke in the trap door and tries to help him but he won't let her.

Ned arrives home to find Kristina upset. He asks her what's wrong and she tells him about Jax being knocked unconscious by Helena's men and Alexis being taken hostage. Ned reassures her that Alexis is a strong woman and that Jax will save her. He tells her of the time when Alexis and Jax were stranded in the desert and Kristina seems really surprised. She didn't figure Alexis for a outdoorsy girl. Ned laughs and says that a picnic is too much nature for her.

Carly boards the plane with Michael and Leticia bound for home. The pilot comes in and says that they have been delayed because a commercial airliner has been granted clearance before them. Just as Carly starts to put up a fuss, Sonny comes in. Carly wasn't expecting him since she left him a note in their room. Sonny sends Michael and Leticia off in search of ice cream so he and Carly can talk. He tells her he didn't like waking up and finding a note and his family gone. Carly tells him that she thought it would be easier for him to make a decision without her hanging around. She tells him that she loves him like crazy but isn't willing to settle. Sonny says that he wants her and Michael to move back into the Penthouse. Carly is skeptical and asks where he will be sleeping -- The couch, the guest room? Sonny tells her that he will be in his bed. Carly then thinks she gets it and thinks she'll be the one in the guest room. Sonny reassures her that they will be together but when Carly goes toward him to kiss him he pulls back. Carly is hurt and says that it's not going to work. She wants him to want her heart and soul not just in bed. Sonny promises to work on trusting her again but it will take time. Michael and Leticia come back with ice cream cones and they all take their seats. Sonny grins as he stares back at Carly and eats his cone.

The Quartermaine clan is eating lunch in the living room. They are all doing their usual bickering when Jeanine waltz' into the room. Skye and Edward are shocked and Jeanine seems happy with herself for causing such a commotion. Monica wants to know who she is and Skye introduces her as a "college friend." Lila insists that she stay for lunch while Skye is trying to get her to leave. Jeanine sits down between Monica and Edward. She asks Edward "can I have a little bit of your roast beef, sweet cheeks?" Edward starts choking. Jeanine apologizes and Skye says that she calls everyone "sweet cheeks." Skye finally gets Jeanine out on the patio and berrates her for dropping by unannounced. Jeanine is angry with Skye for trying to run things. Skye figures out that Jeanine is running a scam and gradually gets out of her that she didn't really sleep with Edward. He just thinks they did. Just as Skye asks her what is stopping her from telling Edward that it's all a set up, he walks in and asks what is a set up?.

Melissa runs into Tony and he wants to know where Luke is since his bed is empty. Melissa realizes that he doesn't know what's going on and tells him that Helena has put her plan into motion and kidnapped Bobbie and the others and Luke went to find them. Tony tells her that he thought it was a good thing that he hadn't heard from Helena in a few weeks but had no idea what was happening. Melissa tells him that Jax, Roy and Scotty are searching for them.

Friday, November 9, 2001

Felicia barged into Mac's office and told him that several of their friends were missing and she suspected Helena of capturing them in the lab. She told Mac that she knew how to get there, but he initially refused to let her go because of the great danger. Felicia reminded him that she would simply follow behind and he relented.

Kristina opened Alexis' box of mementos and showed him the souvenirs from her childhood that Alexis had saved. Ned was stunned that Alexis had never shown him any of the things, but Kristina declared that the memories were probably too painful to share. Kristina cried as she wondered whether she would have a chance to make new memories with her sister. Ned held her and assured her that she would have that chance.

Skye covered for Janine when Edward almost caught on to their scam. She assured her grandfather that Janine simply didn't want him to know how much he had hurt her. Skye motioned behind his back for Janine to fake a crying fit which she did. A remorseful Edward asked Skye to take care of Janine's broken heart. Meanwhile, Monica berated Alan for sticking up for Skye when it was clear that she had joined Janine in a con. Alan advised her to back off his daughter, but later warned Skye that toying with Edward could be very dangerous. AJ stood up for Skye and told his father that she was simply trying to help him. AJ and Skye bonded as they realized that they truly trusted and supported each other. Skye received a shock from Janine when the woman revealed that she was running the con in order to care for her daughter.

Roy and Jax couldn't make their way out of the maze and they grew increasingly frustrated by Helena's taunts. Two guards found them and while Jax and Roy were fighting, Helena slipped away. Alexis and Bobbie stopped her before she could escape and they all managed to find their way out of the maze.

Laura valiantly tried to pull Luke out of the hole and just as her strength was waning, Scott came along and pulled Luke to safety. Rather than follow Laura and Scott out of the maze, Luke decided to go after Stavros.

Stefan diligently worked to crack the code of the maze and Lucky watched his back while he worked. As they waited to see if Stefan's password would work, Lucky and Stefan apologized to each other for past grievances. The computer alerted them that "failsafe" was going to be instituted in fifteen minutes. Guessing that meant that the maze was going to shut down, they hurried away.

Gia and Nikolas were trapped in the bower by one of the henchmen, but Stavros arrived and called him off. Nikolas asked what his father planned to do with them and Stavros told them both to leave and reach safety. At the door, Nikolas turned and asked Stavros to come with them. Though visibly moved, Stavros insisted that his place was there. He told Nikolas what a good man he was and bade him to have a good life.

Outside of the maze, everyone embraced and rejoiced that they were all safe. The crowning moment came when Mac and Taggert placed Helena under arrest. The only worry left was Luke who had yet to emerge from the maze.

Stavros and Luke met again when Luke found him lamenting his losses in the bower. Stavros attempted to stab him, but Luke tore off a metal post from the bed and went after his enemy. They ended up back over the bottomless pit and Luke pushed Stavros in. Stavros managed to grab hold of the ledge and Luke loomed over him. He gloated that his face was once again the last vision Stavros had before death. Laughing maniacally, Stavros let go and fell backwards into the hole.

Luke got out of the maze just as the last door closed and he ran straight into Laura's waiting arms. He held her and told her that all the monsters were gone and the game was finally over.

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