Diane Gives Spinelli a Pep Talk.

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Spinelli decides to go for it with Maxie, Jason and Claudia are trapped, Nik finally makes the right decision.

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Patrick gives Robin the 3rd degree about the visit with Elizabeth that he just walked in on. As she starts to explain her phone rings. She's surprised to hear her mother's voice, but they have a bad connection so she hangs up. She was able to make out a few words however, "I'm coming to Port Charles." Patrick doesn't understand why Robin isn't more excited. She explains, "How do you tell Wonder woman that she's going to be Grandma?"

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Over at Crimson's headquarters, Kate is impressed when Maxie recognizes one of the new gowns as one from Nina Laurente's collection. Lulu, on the other hand, is grumbling about the tasks in front of her. After Kate leaves them to their tasks, Spinelli walks in and both girls are thrilled to see him. They argue over whom he came to see and it turns out that Kate has hired him to find a blogger for her to create some internet buzz.

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"I'm done doing business with you," Nik tells Dr. Devlin out at the Spoon Island stables. Dr. Devlin reminds him that he will no longer see his beloved Emily without his drugs and then cuts his price in half. Nik tells him that he needs to accept his decision or else he'll turn him into the medical board. After Devlin leaves, Emily is very proud of Nik for making the right decision. He's not so sure that he hasn't made a mistake but she reminds him that he lost her in November the rest has been his imagination. He cries as he recalls the first time he met her and how much they've grown since then. He mentions her cancer and their divorce and laments that when they finally get back on track, it's over. She tells him that as long as he's alive, they are not over!

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From a hole in the ground with bullets flying past their heads, Jason asks Claudia who might be trying to kill her. "My father," is her reply. Jason yells at her for calling him out to be shot at! Claudia tells him that it was a coincidence, that's all. They bicker with each other over how to get out of there and Jason finally tells her to make a run for it. She's not going anywhere, instead she nervously talks Jason's ear off as he returns fire.

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Alexis pays Sonny a visit and is shocked not to see any guards on his door. After it's clear he doesn't want to discuss it, they talk about Michael for a little while. Then she gets to the point of her visit. She wants Sonny to talk Ric out of working with Anthony Zacchara because legally he might end up a free man. Sonny tells her to go to Ric, but Alexis says that Sonny has more bargaining power. She says that Ric would listen to him because he has always wanted his big brother's attention.

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Diane walks in and assumes that Alexis is talking to Sonny about letting Max see her. Sonny is offended that all she can think about is sex with his bodyguard when so much is going on in his life. She reminds him that Max is no longer his bodyguard and assures them that she can do her job without acting like a love-struck school girl. Alexis whispers to Diane that she's making a big mistake and Diane finally figures out that she is jealous. "A little," Alexis admits as Sonny looks on with disgust.

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Ric is at Shady Brook with Anthony preparing him for next week's hearing. He tells him to appear as much of a victim as the people he hurt. As they talk, Johnny walks in and demands to know where Claudia is. Anthony takes the opportunity to grill his son over whether or not Ric came to him on his own or was sent by him and his sister? Johnny takes the credit for providing Ric's services and Logan speaks up and says that Johnny is lying. Johnny leaves, for now, and Anthony reminds Ric that he used to rip people's tongues out for lying to him.

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Later, Spinelli bursts into Sonny's office looking for Stone Cold, but he only finds Diane. She offers her services and he sheepishly asks if he can ask her about women? Diane is only too happy to oblige. In their unique round-about language, she encourages him to seize the day and go for the target of his affections. Fully puffed up with testosterone, Spinelli explodes out the door.

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Devlin returns to GH and asks Nadine if Nik called for him. She tells him no and she's glad. He asks if she has a problem with him and she lists many, especially the way he's taking advantage of Nik's love for Emily by selling drugs. He grabs her arm and threatens her to keep quiet. Not long after, Nik shows up at the nurses' desk. Nadine is putting together a bag of puppets to entertain her patients and he tells her that he's done with Devlin. She looks enormously relieved as he tells her that he is going to schedule his surgery because he's ready to move on with his life.

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Jason and Claudia are running out of options as the shooter clearly isn't giving up. Finally Jason convinces her to run and draw fire so that he can see where the shooter is. They manage to make it to an abandoned cabin, but with no phone and limited bullets, Claudia is freaking out. He tells her to look around and see what she can find, but she'd rather complain about the situation they're in. She asks why he even risked his life to save hers anyway?

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Lulu has left work early so she can meet up with Johnny on the waterfront. She thinks he's ready to have fun together, but it turns out that he just wanted to warn her about Anthony's soon-to-acquire freedom. He tells her that unless they are over, his dad will use her to control him.

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Over at Robin's place, she hears someone come in her front door and yells, "You don't have to check on me every five minutes, I'm pregnant, I'm not helpless." When she (and her belly!) make it out to her family room, it’s not Patrick who has come, it's a stunned Anna.

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Spinelli pounces into Crimson's foyer and finds Maxie drying on a red designer gown. She asks if he'll help her put it back before she ruins it, but he's a stammering idiot at the moment. She thinks he's having a stroke, so she helps him to sit down. Spinelli reaches for her shoulder but somehow his hand lands smack on her right breast.

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Sonny walks into Anthony's room looking for his "brother". Ric, surprised to hear Sonny use the word, gives him a minute. In front of Anthony, Sonny says that they wasted a lot of years hating each other and now is their chance to actually be brothers. Ric, tired of him playing the brother card only when it's convenient asks Sonny what's in it for him. Sonny's answer is one syllable. "Me."

Next on General Hospital:

Ric turns Sonny down cold.

Lulu wants Johnny to choose her.

Jason asks Claudia what she was going to tell him about Michael's shooting.

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