Jake and Chris are in the interns' lounge discussing the review. Jake
is angry at Chris for telling the board that the other interns did
what Cooper told them to. Joe walks in, looking for Karen. He wants to
give her flowers to thank her for all her help. Jake leaves; Chris and
Joe eye each other.
Danielle is starting to care for Serena. She is worried that Serena
misses her father and told Rex so. She also told Rex that she is
getting tired of lying to everyone. Rex holds up a prayer cared and
told Danielle that everything will be over tonight.
Scott and Lucy are in the park trying to come up with a plan to get
the money to the kidnappers during the Nurses' Ball. Lucy told Scott
that she is extremely uncomfortable lying to Kevin. Scott is worried
because the kidnappers said not to tell anyone; he points out that he
doesn't like keeping informatio from his parents, either, but they
have to do what the kidnappers say. Kevin arrives, and hand Scott a
package that had been delivered to Lucy. It was delivered by Quick
Messenger Service--the service that Lucy always uses. The package
contained a picture of Serena, looking happy and healthy. Everything
else was cropped out of the photo.
Meanwhile, Rex shows Danielle the prayer card to take to the pathology
lab. Danielle told Rex she is staying in Port Charles, after all, she
won't be going to New York when she gets her money. Rex cautions her
against getting too involved; he doesn't want Jake to find out what
they're up to.
Back at the hospital, Chris accuses Joe of using Karen's connections
to get Scott to bail him out. Joe denies ever asking Karen to do
anything for him; she helped him out of friendship. Chris sneers that
Karen seems to be willing to do anything for Joe, maybe there's more
there than meets the eye? As the two begin to tussle Alan Q. walks in
Kevin thinks Lucy is working too hard at the nurses ball. She told
him she needs to do something to keep from worrying. She explains her
going to the hospital because it would be bad if the sets clashed with
Alan told Chris and Joe that he is delivering tickets for the Nurses'
Ball. His family has bought all the interns and their dates a ticket
to make up for the terrible way their entry to General Hospital went.
As Jake returns from the shower, Alan is telling Chris and Joe that
the review board was very important and that he was pleased with the
outcome and impressed with the way the interns stuck together. He
then says, "Well, most of them anyway," and looks right at Chris. Alan
welcomes Joe back, obviously pleased that he is able to join the
staff. Alan leaves. As Joe is thanking Jake again for backing him up,
Dr. Burgess is in the pathology lab arguing with the technician. The
results from a blood test she ordered are not available because an
intern refused to bring them to the lab. Dr. Burgess asks the tech
which intern, to which he replies, "Ramsey." The tech leaves to get
Lucy arrives in the pathology lab. She explains her presence to Dr.
Burgess by concocting a story about meeting a friend there. Dr. B
told her only authorized personnel are allowed in the pathology lab.
Lucy tries everything, but Dr. B is adamant--so Lucy leaves with Dr. B
right behind her. Lucy returns to the lab when she is sure Dr. B is
Danielle told Jake she can't be his date at the Nurses' Ball because
she will be working backstage? When did she volunteer? Jake wonders.
Dr. B lights into Chris about not getting the blood to the pathology
lab. Chris says that he is no messenger boy. As Burgess is going off
on Chris about his crappy attitude, Joe arrives with the test results
that she has been waiting for. She leaves and Chris and Joe's mutual
dislike for each other is patently obvious as they bicker a little
more about the review board, Joe's actions, and Karen.
Scotty gets 5 million dollars together in a duffle bag(!) and
complains that he has to wait a week before he can see Serena. Kevin
tries to tell Scott and the detective that he thinks something fishy
is going on.
Lucy is in the pathology lab chatting up the lab tech. He needs to
leave, and he told Lucy that she has to leave, too. She told him she
won't touch anything, but the technician is already nervous from his
encounter with Dr. Burgess so he is firm--Lucy has to go. As she
prepares to go, she sees the prayer card with Serena's name on it. It
is from Our Lady of Lost Souls Roman Catholic church.
Friday, June 20, 1997
by Cindi Anderson
Joe finally finds Karen so he can give her the flowers he's been
carrying around for two days.
Eve and Julie are getting ready for the Nurses' Ball. Julie gets in
the shower and Eve sneaks a peek at Julie's checkbook. As her eyes
widen, Frank comes down the stairs and catches her.
Kevin wonders to Scott why the kidnappers gave Scott an entire week to
drop the ransom. Scott says, "it's time I told you the truth."
Lucy went to the church and talks to the kidnapper in the
confessional. He asks Lucy how are she and Scott going to get him the
ransom money. Not so fast, Lucy says, first she needs to know when
they will get Serena back. The kidnapper told Lucy she will see
Serena that night at the Ball.
Lucy told the kidnapper the plan during the commercial. Before he
told her how she will know how to find Serena, he leaves.
Eve explains to Frank that she is holding Julie's checkbook because
Julie told her to clean up. She then blasts Frank for being there in
the first place and invading their privacy. She compares him to Mr.
Roper. Frank shows his monkey wrench to Eve to legitimize his
presence. He is there to fix something for Julie. Julie comes out of
the bathroom and thanks Frank, but the shower knobs were simply on
backwards, no emergency. Frank says let him know when she is ready to
go to the Ball.
Karen and Joe discuss Scott's performance at the review board meeting.
They both agree that it's weird being doctors now. Karen told Joe
that she could never talk about these new experiences to Jagger
because he just didn't understand. As she is saying this, Gina shows
up and asks Karen why she left Jagger.
Scott's "truth" to Kevin is that he is sorry that he is taking out his
frustration on Kevin, but would Kevin please back off. Kevin told
Scott that as long as Lucy is involved he will be involved. It's
Kevin's job to protect Lucy. Lucy arrives and sends Kevin off to look
for her lucky duck feather for the ball. With Kevin safely out of the
way, Lucy told Scott that she isn't sure if she can go through with
Julie and Eve trade snide comments. Eve is very interested in the fact
that Julie is going to the ball with Frank. Julie explains that it's
not a date, it's two people going to the same place at the same time
in the same car. Not a date at all, just a lift. She went back into
the bathroomFrank comes downstairs again, knocking but not waiting for
a reply. Eve told him he's getting a little better, but next time
wait for an answer. Frank told Eve that she had better watch her step
leave Julie and her things alone.
Gina told Karen that she is worried that Karen and Jagger are
breaking up. Karen told her that she is jumping to conclusion. Gina
admits that she is worried because everyone seems to be deserting her
and she feels that people have lost sight of what the Nurses' Ball if
for, that people have forgotten Stone. Karen tries to reassure Gina
that everything will be fine and she needs to trust her. Karen leaves
to take a shower. Gina sees the flowers from Joe and leaves in a huff.
She doesn't see that Joe is outside the room, having listened to their
Joe thinks about Karen and Jagger not being together.
Scott thinks about Serena and sends Lucy a mental message to be strong
and think of Serena.
As Lucy is getting ready for the Ball, she hears Scott's voice in her
head and says to herself that she is thinking about Serena. She
imagines being the one to save Serena and giving her a big hug.