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Monday, November 12, 2001

Police Station:
Helena was carted off the jail while most of her victims were at the station to give their statements. Helena finally gets what's coming to her. Lucky went to her jail cell to talk to her. She thought she might still have power over him when she mentioned 'protect your queen' but her spell over him is gone. He told her so in no uncertain terms, then went to be with the people who really love him. The remaining Cassadines and the Spencers could live in harmony. Gia handcuffed herself to Nikolas and Taggert informed her he couldn't find the key. He was still not so sure about Nikolas but Gia loves Nikolas and Nikolas didn't seem to mind the 'attachment'. Laura asked Scott and Luke to come by the house but Luke declined. Stefan told Nikolas there was someone he wanted him to meet. He, Stefan, had another sister, Kristina.
Later, alone in her jail cell, dressed in the ghastly orange jumpsuit, Helena finally realized she was truly alone and in jail. She kind of slumped down on the cot and, heaven forbid, was that an actual tear in her eye?

Quartermine mansion:
The usual blackmailing and bickering went on. Monica found Skye's purse and cancelled a credit card that was used to finance Janine's stay at the Port Charles Hotel. Skye came looking for her purse, but Monica hid it. She told Edward to keep Skye there while she went to the hotel to deal with Janine. Lila came in and Edward gave her the flowers that Janine had sent him. Skye said not to forget the note, which had Edward a mite nervous. Skye read out the note, putting Edward in a good light with Lila, to his relief. Skye found her purse and realized someone had gone through it. She rushed out and headed for the hotel. She suspected it was Monica and wanted to stop her.

Ned's place:
Alexis and Kristina had a nice reunion. Ned was glad to see Alexis safe and they hugged. They decided to celebrate and Kristina got on the phone and made some calls. She sent Alexis up to have a hot bath, and got her a change of clothes. Alexis told her to burn the ones she was in and Kristina took her at her word. The outfit she lent Alexis wasn't exactly Alexis' usual attire and she was a little uncomfortable wearing it. The music and refreshments arrived and they were all partying when Stefan, Nikolas and Gia arrived. Alexis went over and hugged Stefan and he asked about her outfit. She said Kristina was trying to loosen her up and he was next. "I don't think so," Stefan replied. Kristina and Nikolas were introduced and he called her Aunt Kristina but she objected to the 'aunt' bit. She informed him it was just Kristina. She saw that Nikolas and Gia were handcuffed together and asked if she was the arresting officer or his girlfriend. Taggert came along with the key and finally unlocked the handcuffs. Jax apologized to Stefan for blaming him for everything. Stefan accepted his apology. Gia commented to Nikolas that Kristina doesn't fit the Cassadine profile, she's upbeat and fun.

Laura's house:
Laura came home to an empty house, but not for long. Scott showed up and he said he had a surprise for her. Her mother and Lesley Lu were home. That wasn't all. Gail, Lee, Serena, Bobbie and Lucas were with them. It was nice to see them all. Miss seeing Gail, Lee and Serena. They aren't on often enough. Lucky was there and Nikolas had given him the number where he could reach Liz. He told Laura he was having good memories of feelings for Liz. Later Laura was alone in the attic when Luke showed up.

Port Charles Hotel:
Monica went to see Janine, who was registered under the name 'Julia Roberts'. She told Monica she liked Julia so decided to use her name. Monica was handing a check for one hundred thousand dollars to Janine when Skye burst in.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2001
by QT

Sonny, Carly, Michael, and Leticia all arrived at Carly's house from Martinique. The feeling was warm and calm from everyone. Michael was thrilled to have Sonny back and asked if he would be there in the morning. Sonny told Michael that he could call him in the morning. Michael then went up to bed. Sonny asked Carly to move back to the penthouse with him. Carly was happy, but still insisted that she could not live with Sonny's rules and he was not meeting her request. Sonny told her he was trying and if she gave him a little leeway things could start to get back to normal. Carly disagreed and said that she was sure that she wanted Sonny to adopt Michael, but she did not want to move back into the penthouse to have to live under Sonny's rules and without his forgiveness. Sonny's man came downstairs and informed Sonny that Alexis had been found. Sonny told Carly to let him know if she needed anything. He walked outside with his man who informed him that Alexis was indeed back after being kidnapped. Sonny told him that he was not pleased with the situation which was unfolding. Also, Sonny was not happy with Johnny, but was more concerned about seeing Alexis.

The Cassadine family had their celebration at Ned's gatehouse. In attendance were Nikolas, Gia, Kristina, Ned, Alexis, Jax, and Stefan. All was going well. Stefan asked Jax about the properties that he had purchased while he was aggravating Helena. Jax said that they were his, but was always up for a wager. He asked Stefan if he would play. Jax said that he would return all properties if Stefan chose the highest card and if Jax chose the highest card then he would keep the properties, Spoon Island, and Wyndemere. Stefan said that they would have to ask Nikolas. Nikolas agreed. Ned went to get the cards. Stefan pulled a Jack. Jax pulled a King, but switch it to an eight to keep Alexis and Kristina happy. Alexis then thanks Jax on the sly for tanking the game. Nikolas and Gia had to go because Nikolas wanted to stop by his mom's house. He gave all his hugs good-bye and even to Stefan. They both exchanged a strong hug and loving words. A little bit later, Sonny knocked at the door. Ned asked him to come inside. Sonny was very worried about Alexis. Alexis was surprised and relieved to see him. Jax and Ned both tried to usher him out since he had seen that Alexis was okay. Kristina introduced herself and actually tried to converse with Sonny. He then asked Alexis if she needed a ride home. Jax and Ned both answered no, but Alexis told him yes, she was tired and would like to go home. Jax offered Kristina should go with them and stay with Alexis, but Kristina recognizing the connection between Alexis and Sonny gracefully backed out and said she would call Alexis tomorrow. It was actually quite touching to see Sonny feel this way about Alexis. He actually went to reclaim and bring her home. When they arrived at the penthouse Alexis was wearing Sonny's coat. Sonny then had his man secure the place and check for intruders. Alexis kept telling Sonny that it was not Johnny's fault because he was way out numbered by Helena's goons. Sonny seemed not interested in that and he continued to stand next to Alexis as she rambled on talking about how she was safe now. Sonny refused to leave and told her he was staying with her.

Monica found where Janine was staying and paid her a visit. Monica had just finished writing a check for $100,000 when Skye arrived. Janine was eager to take the money and leave town. Skye jumped in between them and struggled to grab the check. They all pulled and pushed, but Janine ended up with the check. Monica told Janine that she could have the check if she'd leave town and leave Edward alone. Skye asked he not to leave town because she could offer her more. Monica said her peace and then left Janine to make her own decision. Skye went into automatic mode and tried to sweet talk Janine. However Janine went right to the point and asked if her offer was better, better around $250,000 dollars. Skye was shocked at Janine savvy. Skye regrouped and is working on various solutions for this special sticky situation.

Mike and Carly spoke in detail about her visit to Martinique and also Sonny. Mike was amazed that Carly did not jump at the opportunity to move back into the penthouse. Carly told Mike that she was through playing everything Sonny's way. She is married to Sonny not his prisoner. She cannot be constantly on trial in her own house. Mike told her that it is Sonny's way. Whenever he is betrayed he redraws the boundaries of your relationship. Carly told Mike that is okay for him because he is Sonny's father but not for her any longer. I am tired of pretending to be someone else that I am not. I won't do it any more; it's just nuts. Mike understands but knows that this might just be the end of Sonny and Carly's marriage. Carly looks at Mike and gives him a big hug.

Luke slipped in the back way to see Laura in the attic. Luke came to hear Laura say those 3 little words. "You were right." Yes, Laura says them. She admitted that at first she was very scared to handle this Helena/Stavros situation on her own, but Luke was right she was strong enough to do it. The two began to reminisce about their past and laugh about the funny stuff too. Meanwhile at the party Scotty had brought a pony named Duke as well as clowns to get things going for the children. After a while he noticed Laura's absence and asked Lucky who instructed him to the attic. Scott found Luke and Laura talking. Scotty did not interrupt for long he just mentioned that he would be waiting down stairs. Luke then realized it was time for him to go. He did mention to Laura that the divorce was final. He had seen his copy in the mail. They were both sad for the news but as Laura stated they both knew it was on its way. Luke went downstairs to say good-bye to LuLu and Lucky. When Luke came downstairs he saw Lucky and Nikolas hugging each other. He commented about how if they kept that up that they might start something good. Everyone smiled and agreed and Luke left. Laura went over and hugged both her sons and was so very proud. Later after everyone had left Scotty returned. He was fishing with Laura and finally she asked him if everything was okay. Scotty could not hold it in any longer he proposed marriage with a gorgeous ring.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Jax arrives at his home to find Skye waiting for him. He angrily asks her how she got into his home. She again tries to secure his help against Sonny but he will hear none of it. He tells her that he will not help her get Sonny and orders her out. Much to his displeasure, Skye will not leave. As Jax gets ready to throw her out, she blurts out that she needs $250,000 right away. She tells Jax about Monica bribing Janine to leave town and begs him for the money so she can use it as a counter-bribe to make Janine stay. Her plan to get back at Sonny can then continue. Jax refuses. She tells him that if he does not help her that she will tell the town that she walked in on him trying to bed Helena. Jax bursts out laughing but then decides to con Skye into thinking he really did want Helena. He goes on to tell her that he feels something for all women...even her. In fact, he tells her, he feels something for Skye that he never thought he could feel for a woman. She is flattered and asks what that is. When Jax replies, "heartburn, annoyance, rage, disgust," she is deflated, but masks her feelings with anger. Turning to walk out, Skye tells Jax that Sonny has hurt her brother and that someday he will hurt someone close to Jax too. Jax is hit hard by her comments. He gives Skye the money and tells her to leave before he changes his mind. Skye is perplexed by his sudden change in demeanor, but does leave with the money.

At her penthouse, Sonny continues to press Alexis to release the pent-up emotions she had after being kidnapped by Helena and all that occurred in the underground compound. She continues to put up walls and instead projects her feelings. She tells Sonny she is agitated because she hates her penthouse. When she points out a vase she hates, Sonny tells her to smash it. After much prompting, she does and releases peals of laughter. Alexis then proceeds around the room breaking things until she finally breaks down in tears. Sonny takes her in his arms.

At Luke's club, Mike and Janine continue to stare one another down. From their conversation, it is clear the two share a past. Janine makes it clear to Mike that she is not there to see him and that she will be leaving PC as soon as her business is completed. When Mike inquires as to what her business in the town is, Janine remains tightlipped. She goes on the offensive asking Mike if he is at all interested in how her daughter is doing. Mike obviously feels guilty about something concerning his past with Janine and her daughter. He attempts to apologize and says that his gambling got in the way when they were together. Janine doesn't want to hear it.

Meanwhile, still in Luke's, the owner is staring at the picture of Helena hanging over the bar when Felicia sneaks up behind him. Luke is very happy to see her. He apologizes for the things he said to her while he was under the influence of Helena's drug and that he is ready to accept his punishment. Felicia is just happy that he is alive and well she tells him.

Roy and Melissa arrive back at her place. Roy is obviously distracted. He tells Melissa he is conflicted about who he is. He feels it is time that he stopped sitting on the fence and started to fix the problems he is seeing around him. "I want to be one of the good guys again," he tells her. Melissa takes him in her arms and tells him, "You already are."

Laura is taken off guard by Scott's proposal. He presents her with a beautiful ring and tells her he loves her. When she returns his sentiments, Scott is thrilled, but at the same time, he can tell by her demeanor that something is standing in the way of her accepting his proposal... "Is it Luke?" he nervously asks. Laura nods her head and answers affirmatively. Scott is clearly hurt that Laura still has feelings for her ex. He tells her that he cannot continue to have Luke come between them. Putting the ring into her hand, Scott tells Laura to hold onto it and think about his proposal. When she has her answer she should come find him. As he turns to go, he does hint to Laura that he won't wait for her forever.

After the bar closes, Felicia and Luke continue to talk. She asks him what he is going to do with himself now that he doesn't have to chase Helena anymore. Luke says he doesn't know but he shares a lot of ideas with her. This discussion causes both to realize that things between them cannot ever go back to the way they were before. Both are hurt by the realization. They share good-byes and a tearful Felicia exits the bar.

Alexis thanks Sonny for being there for her. When she tells him that he can go and that she will see him in the morning, he makes it clear that he has no intentions of leaving her alone for the night.

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Thursday, November 15, 2001

During a morning run, Ned handed Jax the card that he had palmed to let Stefan win back the Cassadine estates. Ned questioned Jax's generosity and Jax pretended that he had no idea what Ned was talking about. Ned claimed that Jax was being his usually chivalrous self and declared that he needed to turn his rescuing tendencies toward Alexis. Jax stated that Alexis was a grown woman and he refused to get involved with her and her strange obsessions.

Alan pulled Monica aside before breakfast to demand that she end her feud with Skye. Thinking that she had bested Skye, Monica calmly agreed, to Alan's surprise. Skye soon burst Monica's bubble when she revealed that she had doubled Monica's payment in order to get Janine to stay in Port Charles. Edward heard her and nearly had a fit on the spot. He commanded Alan to stop his daughter, but Alan remained firmly on Skye's side. Skye then announced that she would get rid of Janine once Edward handed over all of his ELQ shares.

Ned blasted AJ for helping Skye to ruin their family, but AJ claimed that he was doing everything for Michael. Ned didn't believe a word and warned his cousin not to use his son as a bargaining chip. Alan stunned the family when he announced that he intended to give all of his shares to Skye in order for her to get Sonny out of their company.

Meanwhile, Edward went to the gatehouse to ask for Kristina's help in stopping Skye and getting rid of Janine. Kristina initially suggested that Edward use force to make Janine leave, but he insisted that he didn't want to break the woman's tender heart. Kristina gently suggested that Edward was being swindled and devised a plan to learn if Janine's feelings were real. Edward showed up at Janine's hotel room with roses in hand and declared that her wish had come true.

Alexis counseled herself to stay away from a sleeping Sonny, but she couldn't resist pulling the blankets up over him. Sonny woke up with a fright and grabbed Alexis. When he apologized and tried to get closer to her, Alexis panicked and pulled away. Carly burst into the Penthouse to see the scantily clad duo. Her first reaction was to fantasize about hitting Alexis and telling her to stay away from Sonny. In reality, she kept her temper and apologized for her brash arrival. She told Alexis that she was having her lawyer draw up adoption papers for Michael and she also wanted her to know that she had signed the divorce papers. When Sonny asked what she intended to do next, Carly stated that she was going to find Lucien Cane so that he could help her get Deception back. Alexis carefully told Carly the truth about Lucien and Sonny chastised Carly for putting herself and Michael in danger. Shaken to the core, Carly apologized again and ran out.

Sonny and Alexis marvelled at Carly's newfound restraint and Sonny admitted that he was having second thoughts about divorcing her. Alexis blurted out that she didn't think he should stay with Carly at all.

Distraught, Carly wandered onto the docks and ran into Jax. She brokenly told him how foolish she felt about Sonny and wondered when her life was going to get back on track. Showing a genuine concern, Jax took Carly in his arms and held her as she cried.

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Friday, November 16, 2001

Carly alerted Jax to Alexis and Sonny's growing relationship.

Sonny asked Alexis why he should not give Carly another shot. Alexis avoided expressing her feelings for Sonny and badmouthed Carly instead.

Jax arrived upon the scene, and Alexis felt compelled to explain the situation. Sonny encouraged her to keep quiet and he exchanged barbs with Jax. Sonny exited to his newly remodeled and unfamiliar home and he thought about Carly as he studied his final divorce papers. At the same time, Jax explained his surprise appearance to Alexis by feigning concern over Kristina. However, Alexis saw through the story and called Jax on his true intentions.

AJ successfully riled Carly in public about Sonny's relationship with Alexis and Zander attempted to keep Carly from falling into AJ's trap.

Luke and Laura separately realized that today would have been their twentieth anniversary and they both wrestled with memories of their past together. Roy came upon Luke smashing a radio playing Luke and Laura's song.

Bobbie interrupted Laura destroying bridal pictures. Furthermore, Laura agreed to join Bobbie for Thanksgiving. Later, Laura appeared in Luke's doorway as he remembered kissing her on their wedding day.

Skye alerted Janine to Edward's plot and Janine called Edward on his phony offer. Ned and Kristina responded to Edward's cries for help. Skye feigned surprise and horror when she came upon Janine astride Edward.

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