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Monday, October 7, 2002

As Courtney leaves her new job at Club 101, she hears someone in the alley behind the Club. Courtney angrily challenges the lurker in the shadows to show himself. Courtney is disgusted when Coleman strolls out of the shadows.

Inside Club 101, Alexis fences with Scott about the possibility of a debate, hinting that she knows that Scott has some ulterior reason for issuing the challenge. But Scott asks the reporters WHY Alexis would be running away from a debate and suggests that maybe Alexis has something to hide.

Gia steps up and shocks everyone by firmly announcing that Alexis WILL debate Scott -- AND demolish ALL of Scott's hope of being District Attorney into the bargain.

At the Hospital, Skye stays beside Jax and reassures him that they will be headed for their honeymoon soon. And Skye promises Jax that she will call his parents with the news about the shooting. But Skye is surprised when it seems that Jax is saying Brenda's name. Skye is even more surprised later, when even Monica assures her that Jax is a fighter and has a good chance in the Operating Room. And even Edward stops by to assure Skye that Jax has never let anything stand in his way before and is not likely to do so now.

In the interrogation room at the Port Charles Police Department, Sonny and Jason are cautiously optimistic when they see Carly run into Brenda just as Brenda is rushing out of police headquarters to see Jax at the Hospital.

Outside, Carly recognizes Brenda and suddenly realizes that Brenda must have been Alcazar's girlfriend. Carly accuses Brenda of being the cause of all the carnage. But Brenda just pushes past Carly, in a hurry to see Jax.

CARLY: "You had better hurry, because Jax is married too!'

Sonny and Jason worry about Carly going postal, but Carly appears calm enough by the time she enters the interrogation room. When Taggert enters and sees Sonny, Taggert asks: "So, the devil wouldn't have you, huh?'

Back outside Club 101, Coleman pleads innocent to Courtney's charge that Coleman has been stalking her. Coleman claims that he just likes Courtney and that he wanted to say hello, but decided it might make her feel uncomfortable. Courtney refuses to believe that Coleman would care whether or not Courtney was uncomfortable about something and she demands that Coleman leave her alone -- starting at that very minute! Coleman reluctantly assures Courtney that he will stay away if that is what she wants.

Alexis, Ned, Nikolas and Lucky cringe as the reporters crowd around Gia at Club 101. But Gia FIRMLY announces that the debate between Ms. Davis and Mr. Baldwin WILL take place in one week.

As Scott leaves, Lucky snaps a picture of him. Scott tells Lucky to get his good side, and Lucky replies: 'Then, you are going to have to turn around, Baldwin!'

After Scott leaves, Alexis jumps all over Gia for throwing Alexis into the debate pit with Scott. But Gia explains that Scott only proposed a debate because Scott obviously ALREADY has something on Alexis that he PLANS to use in the campaign. IF Alexis refused to debate, Scott would probably have called a press conference and announced whatever dirt Scott has on Alexis.

By agreeing to the debate, Gia explains, they have stalled Scott for a week, which will give Alexis' team time to discover whatever dirt Scott BELIEVES that he has on Alexis. Alexis apologizes to Gia for leaping to conclusions about Gia's competency.

However, later, Alexis confesses to Ned that she plans to drop out of the race.

As Taggert interrogates Sonny at the PCPD, and informs his prisoner that he plans to charge Sonny with fraud, Courtney arrives in the squad room to file a complaint about her stalker. Courtney is numb with disbelief when she sees Sonny, alive and well, and in custody!

Skye is upset when Jax comes out of surgery and all of the doctors seem to be evading her questions about her husband's condition. As Skye sits beside Jax and tells him that he is the prince in her fairy tale who fought through the thorns encircling her heart to teach her how to love, Brenda arrives and watches Skye with Jax through the window.

Back at Club 101, Ned subtly reminds Alexis of the reasons WHY Alexis was running against Scott and Alexis reverses her decision to quit the race. Before they leave Club 101, Ned convinces Alexis to share one more dance with him. As Ned and Alexis dance and talk about the baby, the reporters suddenly rush up to Alexis with cameras grinding, and announce the news that Sonny is alive -- AND they all demand a statement from Alexis!

Back at the PCPD, Taggert is shocked that the witness to Sonny shooting Alcazar was Brenda Barrett. Taggert wonders aloud if Elvis was also a witness.

Outside, in the squad room, Courtney jumps all over Jason because Jason KNEW all along that Sonny was alive and let Courtney and Mike go ahead and break their hearts with grief! When Courtney sees Sonny, she tells Sonny that Mike has returned to drinking and gambling, because Mike believed that Sonny was dead.

While Courtney is at the Police Station, an intruder breaks in to her apartment. Rosie barks, but the intruder makes sure that Rosie is locked in the bedroom. Then the intruder installs a surveillance camera and leaves.

At the PCPD, Scott agrees with Courtney that it was LOW of Sonny to let his family grieve Sonny's staged death. However, Scott orders Taggert to release Sonny, Jason AND Carly. Taggert protests to Mac, but Mac agrees that there is NO evidence to prosecute and releases his prisoners. However, as Jason and Sonny confer, they agree that they suspect that Scott is setting them up for something.

Sonny tries to apologize to Courtney and Courtney assures Sonny that she will try to get over it. Jason offers to walk Courtney home, and she accepts.

At Club 101, the reporters ask Alexis if she was part of Sonny's scam to pretend to be dead. Ned suggests that Ned suspects some kind of police involvement had to have been present in carrying off the scheme.

But Alexis replies to the reporters that -- IF Sonny DID stage his own death -- it just shows how out of control organized crime has become in Port Charles and that the public SHOULD be asking HOW the Acting District Attorney could let something like this happen.

After the reporters leave, Alexis fumes to Ned that that vindictive shrew Carly KNEW Sonny was alive when Carly threw Alexis out of Sonny's funeral. Alexis is livid that Sonny deceived her yet again and tells Ned that Sonny is a lying, two-bit mobster who is a pathological liar.

However, Ned asks if Alexis is angry because Sonny fooled her -- OR because she is still in love with Sonny!

Back at the Hospital, when Dr. Caldwell asks Skye to accompany him to his office to speak with him about treatment options for her husband, Brenda slips in unnoticed to Jax's ICU room.

As Brenda holds Jax's hand and reminds him of some of the times they shared together, Brenda asks Jax to open his eyes and smile for her -- and Jax DOES open his eyes and look up at Brenda!

When Courtney arrives at her apartment, Jason asks if Courtney was at the PCPD because she is STILL getting strange calls, but Courtney assures Jason that she called AJ and AJ is making plans to come home early and handle the problem himself. Courtney turns down Jason's offer to check out her apartment. Before Jason leaves, Courtney thanks Jason for keeping Sonny alive.

When Courtney goes inside her apartment, she apologizes to Rosie for accidentally locking her in the bedroom. Meanwhile, the hidden camera catches all of Courtney's movements.

At Club 101, Alexis tells Ned that she believes Sonny is a thug in a good suit who may not even be human -- and ALL feelings that Alexis MIGHT have had for Sonny died with Alexis' sister, Kristina! As Alexis rages, Ned suddenly grabs her and kisses her.

As Sonny and Carly arrive home at the Penthouse, Carly icily orders Sonny to pack his bags and get out.

As Jax begins to speak to Brenda, and Brenda holds Jax's hand, Skye suddenly returns to Jax's ICU room and asks Brenda: "Who are you? And what are you doing with my husband?'

Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Jason's Penthouse

Zander watches TV and finds out that Sonny and Brenda are really alive and that Jax is in the hospital. Zander has flashbacks to the warehouse explosion mention on the news. He remembers holding the gun to Jason's back and then shooting Liz. Liz comes downstairs and asks if Zander is all right. She asks what's going on and if he's remembered anything. Zander lies and says "no." Zander says he heard A news break on TV about Jax being shot, and Liz asks about Jason. Zander then tells her Sonny is alive, he saw him on the TV. Apparently the whole Sonny death thing was a hoax. Liz doesn't believe that Jason wouldn't have told her what was going on? She is angry that she waited around for Jason when he was gallivanting around with Sonny. Liz finds out that Brenda is still alive. Liz is self-absorbed that she's "suffered' because of Jason's career. She wants Zander to leave the penthouse with her and stay at her studio. Zander declines the offer saying he's going to get his own place and a job. Jax defends Brenda by saying she did everything she could to warn Jax. Jax exonerates Brenda of any liability and reveals, in front of Skye, that he asked Brenda to stay. Skye is not happy, and asks Brenda what her immediate plans are. Skye is not happy that she wasn't told about Brenda. Skye questions what would have happened if Brenda had shown up sooner, would he still have married her? Jason returns to the penthouse and Liz lashes out at him for the Sonny charade. Liz is even more upset that Carly knew what was going on and Liz didn't. Jason tells Liz he tried to warn her, but she didn't want to hear about the pitfalls of a relationship with him, and his not telling her has nothing to do with her. Liz thinks she counts, despite evidence to the contrary.

Alcazar's Hospital Room

Jason tells Alcazar it's too bad he's alive and if he gets out of the hospital, Jason guarantees Alcazar will be dead. The day he leaves the hospital, he should worry. Taggert arrives in the room with his usual attempts at sarcasm. He accuses of them being friends untied in their contempt for the law. Taggert speculates that Alcazar hired Roy as a front man to kill Sonny. He speculates that Alcazar is responsible for the explosion at the warehouse, and Alexis overhears it asking for confirmation if Alcazar is the bastard who killed her sister. Alexis asks Alcazar if he's the coward who murdered Kristina. Monica enters and orders everyone out. Alexis tells Alcazar to look at her face and memorize it, because she's coming after him. Taggert he wants Monica to come down to the station and give a statement about her being kidnapped. Alexis returns to Alcazar's hospital room and puts it all together while Brenda is there -- Brenda is a cause of all the lousy things that have happened. Brenda apologizes and leaves. Alexis approaches Alcazar's bed and tells him "her name was Kristina" -- the woman you killed in Sonny's warehouse -- Alexis' only sister. She tells him Kristina was beautiful, loyal and strong with crystal-clear eyes. Alcazar took that away from Alexis. Alexis calls Alcazar vermin and tells him she won't tax the citizens of PC by dragging him through the system. She goes to his medicine I.V. and toys with Alcazar about turning off his medications to bring on a slow, painful death but Ned interrupts and says he wants to do it. Ned tells Alcazar he loved Kristina too, and he was going to marry her. Ned tells Alcazar that someday, someone's going to make him pay, then Ned leaves the room.

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Alexis asks Jason for confirmation about Kristina's death, and Jason confirms it. Alexis now knows that Roy was the front man for Alcazar, and that Sonny wasn't directly responsible for Kristina's death. Jason tells Alexis that Kristina was just collateral damage to Alcazar.

Sonny's Penthouse

Carly asks Sonny why he hasn't left yet since the great Brenda is back. Carly says she's not begging Sonny to stay with her. Sonny says he's not leaving for Brenda because Carly is the one he loves. Carly claims she was pulled into "the plan" because of Brenda. Carly is angry that Sonny didn't tell her about Brenda being in the safehouse. Sonny says Brenda didn't even know Sonny was alive. Carly questions why Brenda is still hanging around. Sonny says he thought Brenda would go right back to Europe. Carly speculates that Brenda will be hanging around pretending not to be interested in Sonny when she actually is, and that they'll end up together. Sonny says he didn't tell her because she would act like she's acting right now. Carly resents Brenda being treated like a secret treasure. Carly says she doesn't want to be with Sonny anymore. Sonny is upset that Carly is ready to trash his marriage, and Carly counters that he's obsessed with that whiny little viper. Sonny says he loves Carly. Sonny explains he couldn't control the variables (Brenda) and he tried to manage the situation the best he could. He says he hopes Brenda finds happiness, but it isn't going to be with Sonny. Sonny tells Carly they're together, she knows how he feels about her and they've been married 20 times now (facetiously) and he wants to be with her, cross his heart. Carly says she has no reserves left, and if Sonny leaves her for Brenda, she will hate him for the rest of her life. Sonny needs to permanently make up his mind now, not later. Sonny kisses Carly.

Jax's Hospital Room

Skye questions why Brenda is in Jax's room and then remembers who she is. Skye questions how Brenda knows about her. It occurs to Skye that Jax abandoned Skye the day after their wedding to see Brenda. Brenda explains that she didn't know how "bad" Alcazar was, and that Jax helped her. Brenda claims she isn't in PC to complicate anyone's life. Skye says she is going to make sure Jax and her stay happy. Skye blames Brenda as the reason that Jax almost died, and Jax awakes and says Brenda's the reason why he's alive. Jax tells Skye he would have married her if Brenda showed up in the middle of their vows. Brenda, still lurking around, peeks in on Alcazar then enters his room. He awakes and smiles at her telling her he's going to make a full recovery. She asks why he did this, and he says to keep his promise to her. Brenda tells Alcazar she could never care for him after what he's done. Alcazar says he doesn't care if she loves him or not, she's his. Jax reassures Skye she won't lose him either to the bullet wound or Brenda. Brenda returns, again, to Jax's room but runs away when Skye see her. Skye goes after her. Skye apologizes and thanks Brenda for saving Jax's life. Brenda tells Skye she's leaving town again. Skye offers to let Brenda go in and say goodnight to Jax. This can lead to nothing but trouble. Brenda sits down next to Jax with Skye watching through the window looking concerned.

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Sonny was visiting Jax at General Hospital, while Carly eavesdropped outside the door. The topic of their conversation was Brenda. Jax wanted to know if Brenda had married Jason to get away from Jax. Sonny was skeptical. Jax thought Sonny was jealous because Brenda had helped Jax get back on his feet when he was paralyzed after being shot by Alcazar. But However, Jax had promised Brenda that he would see her through her illness, and no one was going to stand in his way. Sonny wondered if that included Skye.

Jax assured Sonny that he loved Skye and that there was enough room in their love to protect Brenda. Sonny wondered why Skye wasn't with her injured husband and surmised that it might be because she realized Jax was still in love with Brenda. Jax accused Sonny of the same thing. Sonny claimed that he loved Carly, and Brenda had nothing to do with it. Carly, still eavesdropping, looked very pleased.

Sonny accused Jax of not being able to protect Brenda from Alcazar. He would have thought that Jax would just walk away. That was what Brenda was trying to do. Jax thought Sonny would like that because then he would have Brenda all to himself. Sonny reminded Jax that Brenda felt responsible for Jax's injuries, and Jax was only making things worse. Jax repeated that Brenda needed him.

Sonny smugly wondered if that was why she'd married Jason. Jax believed that Brenda had married Jason to get away from Jax, not Sonny, and Sonny couldn't stand that. Jax was sure it would kill Sonny to know that Brenda was living across the hall and wondered what Carly would think.

In the hallway at General Hospital, Carly asked Sonny how his visit with Jax had gone. Sonny thought she already knew, since she was eavesdropping. Caught, Carly said she didn't hear the whole conversation.

In the limo on their way home, Carly commented on how much Sonny hated Jax, but Carly felt sorry for him. Sonny didn't know why, since the doctor had said Jax would walk again. A sexy Carly said that unlike them, Jax didn't know how to play dirty to get what he wanted. With rival Brenda on her mind, Carly seduced Sonny.

Carly thought they should drive around the lake more often. Sonny was curious to know what she wanted that time. He teased her that she'd do anything to hold on to to him because she was "crazy, crazy in love with me, admit it." Carly couldn't argue with that; it was true she'd do anything to make his dreams come true. They started to make love again.

On an airplane headed for Port Charles, Skye thought back to the conversation she had with the nurse, who assured her that Brenda wasn't dying. The nurse was unsure if Brenda knew the truth. Skye surmised that either Brenda had been lying or Alcazar had kept Brenda in the dark.

In his room at General Hospital, Jax was practicing walking when Skye entered, excited to see the progress he had made. Jax apologized for being unfair to her. Skye demurred, he wanted to get better and he did. She said that they had their lives back. There was an elephant in the room, specifically Brenda; Skye wanted to know if Brenda had gone back to Europe. Jax informed a shocked Skye that Brenda had married Jason. Skye couldn't believe that Brenda had married Skye's brother.

Jax wanted to know Skye's news and Skye did her best to evade the question. Skye wondered why Jason would marry Brenda. Jax guessed it was because Brenda didn't want Jax around when she got sick, and he didn't think she had much time left. He thought they'd probably go to Europe. Biting her tongue, Skye said at least Brenda was around to help Jax get better. Jax wanted to know where she had been. Skye said she traveled a long way to find out the truth. Without revealing anything else, Skye promised Jax that she'd never leave him again.

At the Quartermaine mansion, Brenda was intent on describing her wedding to Jason in glowing terms, and Lila, Alan, Monica, Edward, and Reginald listened with varying degrees of enthusiasm. According to Brenda, when Jason proposed, she couldn't believe her ears. Edward thought she and Jason had always hated each other. Brenda claimed she had been wrong about him.

Brenda explained that she had been planning to leave Port Charles, and Jason was taking her to the airport. She assumed he was there to protect her from Luiz Alcazar, until he admitted that he was afraid that he'd never see her again. He was "so sweet and shy," she gushed. Edward chimed in, "Sure, as hoodlums go." Brenda tried to convince Lila that she and Jason had always loved each other. He just didn't want to get in the way, so he kept his feelings to himself. Monica thought that sounded like her son.

In Jason and Brenda's limo, in a flashback to an early scene, Brenda proposed the preposterous idea to Jason while they were on the way to the airport, and Jason's response was to ask why "the hell" he would want to marry her. Brenda countered that she didn't have many choices. Jason thought it was clear that her choice was to go to Europe. Brenda was sure that wherever she went, Jax would find her, and she needed Jax to believe that she'd moved on. Jason said he didn't care.

Brenda taunted Jason with another plan. She'd go after Sonny. Jason warned her to leave Sonny and Carly out of it, because Sonny would never leave his family. Brenda wondered how long Jason thought she and Sonny could stay away from each other. Jason accused Brenda of trying to blackmail him by threatening to hurt Sonny. Brenda said she was only trying to give Jason an opportunity to protect Sonny. After all, she said, "That's what you live for."

Jason asked Brenda if she was willing to wreck Sonny and Carly's marriage just so Jax wouldn't come after her. Brenda accused him of being willing to take a bullet for Sonny, but he wasn't willing to marry her. Jason reminded her that his life was too dangerous. Brenda thought that was perfect. She was dying, so if she got caught in a shootout, it wouldn't be a big deal. Besides, he'd be saving a lot of people a lot of pain. Jason wanted to know if Brenda thought she could pull it off. Brenda was sure that she could.

In real time, Jason was doing his best to explain his marriage to Courtney, who was obviously in love with him. "It was a last-minute thing," he admitted. Courtney, implying herself, had thought Jason was interested in someone else. Jason explained that it was Brenda's idea to get married, not his. Courtney wanted to know if they'd been seeing each other. When Jason said they hadn't, she wondered why they married. All Jason could say was, "It's complicated."

Courtney thought that maybe Brenda was secretly in love with him. Jason explained that Brenda needed him. Courtney asked Jason if he was rescuing Brenda like he had rescued her. Jason said it wasn't the same. Courtney commented on Brenda's beauty. Jason thought that most people didn't see Brenda for who she really was. Courtney wanted to know if he loved Brenda.

At the Quartermaine mansion, Brenda continued to praise Jason. "He just says what he means. I like that." Monica couldn't agree more. Alan had no idea that Jason had been in love with her all that time. He hoped that they could be a family again. All Lila wanted to know was if Brenda was happy, and Brenda insisted she was. Monica wanted to know if it had anything to do with her illness. Brenda knew that she didn't have much time, and she was positive that she wanted to spend that time with Jason. She knew that he would do anything to protect her. She realized that she'd been mean to him in the past and she had a fresh chance to make it up to him.

Brenda received the family's good wishes. Even Edward relented. Brenda told Lila that she was honored to be a part of the family, and that part was true. Monica wished that they could have thrown her and Jason a big wedding. Brenda said that she and Jason didn't want to waste any time. The family was surprised that they'd chosen Vegas, but Brenda assured them it was the wedding of her dreams.

The scene flashed back to the wedding. At the tacky Tru Luv wedding chapel in Vegas, Brenda took one look and tried to leave. Jason stopped her and they continued to fight. The officiant told them not to worry, "Second thoughts are not uncommon here at the Tru Luv Wedding Chapel." What they needed was the special wedding package, he said. The officiant's assistant, Bunny, was only too happy to oblige. Horrified, Jason handed the officiant a wad of cash and told him they'd take the whole deal, "just get it over with."

Back in Port Charles, at Kelly's, Courtney couldn't believe that Jason and Brenda had eloped to Vegas. She was sure that it was tacky. Jason told her she had "no idea." She wanted to know if he had pictures. Jason didn't think she'd want to see them. Courtney reminded Jason that he'd never answered her question, "Do you love Brenda"?

In the Quartermaine mansion, Brenda tried to convince the family that her Vegas wedding had been really very elegant, just as she'd always dreamed.

Back at the Tru Love wedding chapel, Brenda and Jason eyed the bright pink wedding cake with disgust as the officiant and Bunny proceeded to bring out the wedding package. Brenda rejected the veil; Jason would never wear a tux. He handed the officiant another wad of cash and told him to get it over with quickly.

In Kelly's, a romantic Courtney asked Jason for details of the wedding.

At the chapel in Vegas, the tacky preparations were proceeding while a miserable Jason and Brenda sat on separate sides of the room.

At the Quartermaine mansion, Brenda claimed that she had never seen Jason so happy. Alan thought the marriage could draw Jason back to them. Brenda wished they could all have been there, but it was very private and sacred.

In the chapel,. Brenda snapped at Jason to "shut up." She wanted to know if they could just say "I do" and leave.

With the Quartermaines, Brenda reminded them that they all knew how Jason was with words, "less is more."

At Kelly's, Courtney asked Jason if he and Brenda had written their own vows.

During the Vegas ceremony, Brenda and Jason instructed the officiant to skip the vows and go straight to "I do."

At Kelly's, Courtney described to Jason how she'd felt when she married AJ, a man she hardly knew. At first she wanted to run, but then she realized how right they would be together.

In Vegas, the officiant reviewed the vows with the prospective bride and groom. Brenda nixed "love and cherish" and "honor and obey"; "for better or worse" was a keeper as was the "rich" in "for richer or poorer." "In sickness and in health" didn't get a response.

As she gave more details of her wedding, Brenda explained to the Quartermaine family that Jason had made her understand the wedding vows.

Back at the chapel, Jason told the officiant to just go to the part where he asked Jason to marry her. The officiant wondered if he wanted to. Jason said they just wanted to get it over with.

In Kelly's, Courtney thought that when they'd said, "I do," it all made sense to Brenda because she realized how "honest and true you are." Brenda knew that he'd always protect her and she'd never have anything to worry about because Jason thought of everything.

In the chapel, the officiant asked Jason for the rings. Jason had forgotten all about them.

As she gushed to the Quartermaines about her marriage, Brenda raved that everything about the wedding was magical.

At the chapel, Brenda and Jason were pronounced man and wife and glared at each other.

Brenda announced to the Quartermaines that suddenly she and Jason were married. Alan wanted to know "then what?'

At Kelly's, Courtney asked Jason, "then what?"

During the final moments in the chapel, the officiant wanted to know if there was any chance Jason would be kissing the bride. He wasn't surprised when Jason answered, "No way."

At Kelly's, Courtney admitted that it was none of her business, but she asked Jason where he and Brenda had spent their wedding night.

Brenda told the Quartermaines that she and Jason were going to go on a honeymoon, but they wanted to head home and tell the family first. Besides, she added that after their wedding night, they really didn't need a honeymoon. It was very sweet and beautiful. They'd had a perfect night.

In a hotel in Vegas, Brenda and Jason entered a huge, gaudy suite. The hotel employee who let them in proudly announced, "Only the best for Sonny Corinthos' right-hand man and his beautiful bride." Brenda and Jason could only stare in horror. After the man left, Jason shoved a jewelry box into Brenda's hands and told her to pick out a ring. Brenda pulled a wedding band on a chain from her sleeve and looked at it longingly.

At Kelly's, Courtney admired Jason's wedding band. Jason told her that Brenda had picked it out. Courtney thought Brenda must have spent a lot of time choosing it, and they were connected forever. Jason told a surprised Courtney that they wouldn't be married very long because Brenda was dying. Courtney finally understood why he had married Brenda. Courtney said Brenda was incredibly lucky to have him even it was only for a little while. It was obvious that Courtney was very much in love with Jason and that he had feelings for her too.

In the wedding suite in Vegas, Brenda quickly picked out a ring. Jason tried it on and said it was too small. It matched hers, so Brenda didn't care. It wasn't like he was going to be wearing it for the rest of his life. Brenda went into the bedroom and quickly turned around and returned. She had no intention of sleeping in a heart-shaped bed. Jason yelled at her to just "shut up" and go to bed. Brenda stormed back into the room and Jason, feeling bad for yelling her followed, but stopped at the door.

When Jason left Kelly's, he took one last look in the window and watched Courtney serving the customers and pouring coffee. He tried to remove his wedding band, but it was too tight and wouldn't come off.

Brenda gushed to the Quartermaines that the wedding night was beautiful. She'd never forget it. Lila thought it sounded wonderful. Monica wanted to know if Jason would be picking her up. Brenda told them she planned to pack up a few things and meet Jason at the penthouse. Edward commented that Brenda had always been full of surprises. Brenda hoped that she had his blessing. Edward said of course she did. Lila knew that Jason would give her the best life he could. Brenda hugged the family and went out to the rose garden, relieved that her ruse was over. Deep in thought, she stroked her wedding band and looked out into the garden.

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Roy proposes marriage to Felicia. Felicia tells him she can't marry him even though she loves him since she can't ask him to give up what defines him as a person to settle down as a suburban husband. Roy tries to talk her into believing he loves her enough to try to be a husband to her and a stepfather to her girls. Felicia tells him to go and work in Miami. Roy meets with Jason at Jake's and accepts Sonny's job offer in Miami. Felicia finds him on the docks later and tells him she loves him and that if he decides to return to her she will be waiting for him. They have a tearful goodbye.

Brenda sits with Jax in his hospital room while Skye meets with Jax's doctors,including Monica about Jax's treatment. They tell her that his surgery was successful but there could be side-effects they are not aware of. Jax asks Brenda to pinch his leg so he can see if he can feel it. Brenda pinches his leg but doesn't tell him and tries to hide her reaction when he doesn't react to her touch on his leg. She changes the subject to distract him about his leg. She runs into Skye later in the waiting area and tells her about what happened with Jax's leg. Skye becomes very concerned that Jax can't feel his leg. She tells Brenda not to worry about Jax and that she will take care of him now. Brenda hangs out in the waiting area and lets out her grief over Jax's condition. Taggert finds her there and starts to question her about her involvement with Alcazar and how much she had a part in what happened to Jax and Sonny. She tells him that she gave her statement to the police and has nothing more to say. Taggert won't leave it alone until Ned interrupts him and threatens to press charges against him for harassment and questioning Brenda without allowing her to call her lawyer. Taggert leaves quietly. Brenda is pleasantly surprised to see Ned and they have a happy reunion. Ned invites Brenda to stay at the Quartermaines' in her old bedroom at Lila's request. Brenda reluctantly agrees after Ned reminds her that she is family to them all.

Sonny meets with the mob families that were trying to take over his territory. He tells them that he is in power still and warns them not to interfere with his business and that he will not be helping them with drug trafficking. Jason finds him there at the no-name club and tells him that Roy turned down his job offer in Miami but that he and Felicia gave them Pier 52 for free to show him good faith. Jason asks Sonny what he wants to do with Brenda now. Sonny instructs him to find a house in Europe somewhere where there is an ocean or beach and that they can get a live-in nurse for her down the road when she no longer can care for herself with her disease. Earlier, Jason confronted Zander about faking his amnesia and Zander admits that he recently got his memory back but doesn't want Liz or anyone to know that now and wants to start over again. Jason agrees to keep his secret but warns Zander not to hurt Liz and to not interfere with Sonny's business again. Zander agrees. Liz comes out of Kelly's and jumps to the conclusion that Jason is harassing Zander again. Jason just shakes his head and leaves. Liz confides in Zander that Jason lies about everything to do with his job and she doesn't know if she can trust him again. Meanwhile, Mike shows up at Sonny's penthouse. Carly tells him Sonny is not home. Mike confronts Carly about pretending to grieve for Sonny knowing all along he was alive. Carly tries to smooth things over with him but Mike remains angry and suggests that she leave Sonny before he destroys her love for him too. Sonny shows up and Carly leaves them alone. Mike tells Sonny off for allowing him to grieve for him as well as Courtney. Sonny apologizes to him for hurting him but Mike tells him that sorry isn't good enough and leaves. Carly comes back and comforts Sonny. Mike goes to Jake's. He gets drunk and Jason tries to get him to go home. Mike tells Jason to leave him alone. Jason gets Courtney to come to the bar and help him get Mike home. Courtney talks to Mike about coming home with her. Mike warns her to stay away from him since he is responsible for how cruel Sonny is to those he loves. Courtney tells him she loves him. Jason gets him to leave the bar with him and Courtney. Courtney had come into Jake's earlier to warn Coleman to stay away from her and to stop stalking her or she would call the police.

Michael comes home with Leticia and surprises both Sonny and Carly with his return. As the threesome reunite, there's a knock on the door. Carly answers the door and Brenda is on the other end of it. Carly doesn't look pleased. Jax tells Alexis that he wants her to keep Brenda away from him if she can since he has Skye in his life now. Skye comes to see him and Jax tells that he would love to take her to Paris for their honeymoon but he can't because he has no feeling in his legs.

Friday, October 11, 2002

In his Hospital room, Jax insists to Skye that he ALREADY knows that he is permanently paralyzed! Skye tries to remain positive, as Jax demands that Skye feel his leg.

Meanwhile, in the District Attorney's office, Scott orders Taggert to have Luis Alcazar arrested on the day of Scott's debate with Alexis. But Taggert reminds Scott that Alcazar has powerful friends and the Port Charles Police Department might NOT be able to arrest him! Scott then informs Taggert that Scott is confident that Alexis will hand the debate to Scott on a silver platter.

At Kelly's, Lucky, Gia, Nikolas, Ned and Alexis discuss the debate and Lucky and Nikolas try to convince Alexis to tell them WHAT Scott might have on her -- so that they can counteract whatever it is.

Meanwhile, Jason and Courtney bring an inebriated Mike back to Courtney's apartment. Mike loudly demands to know where AJ is, and Courtney tells her Dad that AJ is in Washington, D.C. Courtney finally convinces Mike to lie down, and then Courtney thanks Jason for calling her to pick Mike up at Jake's.

When Carly answers the door at the Penthouse, she is disgusted to see Brenda standing there. When Michael asks if Brenda is one of Sonny's friends, Brenda tells him that she is -- then Brenda asks Michael to give her a 'High Five.' Carly is further disgusted when Brenda asks to speak to Sonny alone.

Back at Courtney's Apartment, Courtney confides in Jason that, when she was little, she often had to talk Mike out of the beer joints because Mike would NOT leave with her mother. Courtney tells Jason that, once, Mike went out to get Courtney a candy bar and did NOT make it home again until a month later. As Jason and Courtney talk in the kitchen, Mike comes out of the bedroom and accuses Jason of hitting on his brother's wife while his brother is out of town.

Outside Kelly's, Nikolas and Lucky decide that, since Alexis is NOT telling them what she THINKS Scott has on her, they need to break into Scott's office to find out for themselves.

At the Penthouse, Brenda tells Sonny that she came to let him know that Taggert is trying to twist her statement around and seems to currently believe that Brenda ASKED Alcazar to kill Sonny and Jax. But, as Brenda and Sonny talk, they are interrupted when Jason calls to inform Sonny that Jason found Mike drunk at Jake's and has taken Mike to Courtney's apartment. And Sonny rushes off to take care of Mike. After Sonny leaves, Carly warns Brenda that Carly does NOT plan to stand by and suffer in silence while Brenda throws herself at Carly's husband. And, Carly warns Brenda -- 'Do NOT come in here and High Five my kid again!'

However, Brenda asks WHY Carly is so uptight IF Carly is THAT confident about Sonny's love for Carly.

Back at the Hospital, Jax insists that he speak to his doctor alone, while Skye leaves to talk to Monica. What Monica tells Skye is that Jax's spinal cord was bruised and they COULD be looking at permanent paralysis. Jax hears similar news from HIS physician, but Jax tells his doctor that Jax HAS ruled out permanent paralysis and Jax insists that Jax be allowed to begin physical therapy right away. Jax announces that he plans to WALK out of the hospital within a month!

Back at Courtney's apartment, Mike accuses Jason of having designs on Courtney and warns Jason to stay away from his daughter.

Courtney defends Jason and Mike finally goes back to lie down again.

When Sonny arrives, Sonny jumps all over Jason for dragging Courtney down to a place like Jake's to talk Mike into giving up on his drinking binge for the night. But Jason explains that Mike listens to Courtney, whereas, seeing Sonny would have just made Mike angry. Courtney defends Jason again and angrily reminds Sonny that the REASON why Mike returned to drinking and gambling was BECAUSE Sonny pretended to be dead and let his loved ones break their hearts with grief, while Sonny hid out at a safe distance!

Back at Scott's office, Gia goes into Scott's office, expecting to see Scott, but she finds her brother Marcus there instead, using the law library. While Nikolas and Lucky hover around outside the door, dressed as plumbers, Gia tries to discover WHERE Scott is and WHEN Scott will be returning.

Back at Kelly's, as Ned and Alexis discuss the possibility that Scott MIGHT know that Sonny is the father of Alexis' baby, Scott suddenly arrives. Alexis warns Scot that, if ANYthing personal comes up in the debate, Alexis plans to bring up Theresa Carter and the fact that Scott helped bury Theresa Carter in what is now the Scorpio backyard.

Back at the Hospital, when Skye returns to see Jax, Jax tells Skye that he intends to train past his limits and he is confident he will heal in record time and walk out of the Hospital with Skye -- ready to go on their honeymoon. And Skye assures Jax that she believes he CAN do ANYthing!

As Jax insists that he start therapy that very evening, the doctor points out that pushing too hard too soon can actually make matters WORSE!

Back at Courtney's apartment, Mike hears Sonny's voice and joins the fray, as Mike blasts Sonny for his uncaring attitude toward his loved ones when Sonny faked his own death. Sonny asks to speak to Mike out in the hall, and Sonny blasts Mike for dragging Courtney into Mike's problems. Mike returns and apologizes to Courtney. When Sonny orders Jason to take Mike home, Courtney suggests that she go along to help Jason.

Back at Sonny's Penthouse, Carly gloats to Brenda that Sonny married Carly THREE times -- but left Brenda standing at the altar! Carly tells Brenda that Brenda was NOT strong enough to be Sonny's wife and Carly urges Brenda to go lean on Jax and mess up Jax's life. But Brenda informs Carly that Jax might be paralyzed. Carly is shocked to hear that news about her old business partner.

At the Hospital, Monica urges Skye to go home and get some rest, since Jax just had a heavy sedative and will sleep through the night. Monica reminds Skye that Skye has to prepared for hanging in there for the long haul and can NOT let all of her energies get depleted on the first day!

After Monica and Skye leave, Jax dreams of dancing with Skye in her wedding gown. But Skye suddenly turns into Brenda in his arms. Jax wakes up and asks for Skye -- but she is NOT there!

In Scott's office, Gia tries to convince Marcus to go with her for a cup of coffee at Kelly's. When Taggert balks, Gia tries to coax her brother into endorsing Alexis. But Taggert replies: "I spent my entire career , trying to make Sonny Corinthos pay. I am NOT going to tell people to vote for Alexis Davis!'

Gia finally persuades Marcus to walk her across to Kelly's. As soon as Taggert and Gia leave, Nikolas and Lucky break into Scott's office. But, before they can find anything, Scott returns and catches them red-handed!

SCOTT: 'Well, well, well! Heckel and Jekyll -- HOW are you going to talk your way out of this?'

When Jason, Courtney and Rosie return to Courtney's apartment, Jason asks if Courtney has had more strange calls. Courtney tells Jason that all is currently quiet and that AJ will be calling soon. Jason offers to stay, but Courtney turns him down . However, when Courtney enters her apartment, she sees that she has an email. When Courtney checks it out, Courtney is terrified to see herself, at that very moment, on the screen, sitting at her PC!

Skye returns to the Lake House, looks at some of her wedding gifts and smashes some of them. They she lays down to cry on the couch.

At the same time, Jax tries to get out of bed in his room and falls in a heap on the floor.

At Sonny's Penthouse, Brenda and Carly continue to argue, and Carly points out that Brenda hurts people and that Carly will NOT let Brenda hurt Sonny -- OR Sonny's family! But Brenda reminds Carly that Carly is too selfish to be sincere about putting her 'family' first. Carly then orders Brenda to get out. But, as Brenda goes outside, she walks around in circles and then begins to beat on the wall. Sonny arrives and finds Brenda beating on the wall. As Sonny tries to speak to Brenda, Brenda appears not to hear him.

*{Following the show, there was a Public Service Announcement for the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation. 1-800-225-0292. Or

Recaps for the week of October 14, 2002 (Following Week)
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Nina Reeves, GH
Jake Webber, GH
Ava Jerome, GH
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