Johnny Drives to Shady Brook.

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Lulu puts up a good fight but finally gives in, Nik and Claudia rush to Shady Brook and Sam takes a bullet!

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Kate is knocking on Jax's door insisting that he help her with an urgent situation at Crimson. Carly scowls and Jax lets her in. Kate apologizes to Carly and then explains a situation that only Jax can handle. Jax agrees to make a phone call and the women look on as he schmoozes his way through the problem. Kate thanks them both again, and then leaves. Jax waits for Carly to yell at him but she says that he'll run for the door if she does, so she will bite her tongue. Jax urges her to be honest, and she says that he walked right into Kate's trap to one-up her. They argue some more until Carly asks if he needs her to give unconditional acceptance of his relationship with Kate for their marriage to work. Jax softens and says that he is just as responsible for where they are. He wants to take things slow and get it right so they don't have to end. Then he kisses her on the forehead and leaves.

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Down on the docks, Elizabeth tells Jason that she can feel how isolated he feels. She finally convinces him to open up to her. "I never thought Sonny would turn against me," he says. They sit together and Jason explains how it happened that he took over the business in exchange for the protection of Carly's boys. After hearing the whole story, Liz says that he and Carly made the right decision. He says that deep down, Sonny wants revenge on him. Liz says that Sonny is grieving and he just needs Jason to make things right between them.

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Sonny is over at the Zacchara house threatening Anthony's life if he doesn’t lay off of his daughter. Anthony tells him that he's out of the business and Claudia tells them both to zip their pants up, metaphorically speaking of course.

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Lucky has escorted Sam down to Karpov's dock so that she can bring in his next shipment. He wants to hang around in the background to make sure she's safe but she urges him to trust her. He makes her promise that she'll call if things start to go wrong.

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Lulu is finally able to convince Johnny she'll jump out of the car if he tries to get her to Shady Brook. He pulls over and she insists that she won't be the reason he goes to prison. She begs him to take her to Vancouver and he reminds her that Luke was helpless with Laura after a certain point because he didn't act soon enough. She offers to let him drop her off but he says she'll just confess to get him in the clear. She says that she'll go on one condition. She says that she won't be able to concentrate on getting better unless she knows he's safe so she asks him to go on to Toronto after he makes sure that she is checked into Shady Brook. He agrees. When they get to Shady Brook a Dr. Foster is waiting for them.

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Lucky is at the nurses' desk at GH talking to Epiphany when Detective Harper comes in and warns them that the ER will be really busy tonight. He explains that the Drug Enforcement Agency got a tip about a drug shipment coming in tonight and they're going to intercept it.

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Sonny has invited Mike over because he needs a sounding board. Mike is happily shocked to hear that finally Sonny is ready to trust him. Sonny tells him about the Zacchara threat against Kristina and how Jason is only interested in keeping the peace. Mike, in the name of total honesty, tells Sonny that sounds like a rationalization for getting his power back. He tells Sonny that leaving the business was the best decision he could've made and this is just a transition period. He asks Sonny if he truly believes that Jason would do nothing if Anthony Zacchara moved against him or his loved ones.

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Back at the Zacchara house, Anthony tells Claudia that things would be better for them if Sonny took his business back because he's more volatile than Jason and makes mistakes. Just then Nikolas is announced and when he enters the room, Claudia greets him with, "Hi Batman." Nikolas immediately tells Anthony that he needs to let him get Johnny and Lulu out of the country. Anthony throws some choice words about Lulu around and says that his son stays with him. He tells Nik that he'll slit his throat and Claudia tells them to calm down. Nik takes a cell call and leaves right away.

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As he starts to drive away, Claudia hops in his car. She says that if he's going to get Johnny and Lulu there's no way he's leaving without her. Nik says that they need to get to Shady Brook before the police do.

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Jason shows up at Sonny's for a talk. He starts by saying that he doesn't want any more misunderstandings and that things might get bad if they don't start giving each other the benefit of the doubt. He clarifies that the last thing he wants to do is punish Sonny for what happened to Michael. They finally talk about their motives of late and even better, they finally hear what the other is saying. That's when Kate comes into the room and tells Sonny if he's taking over again she needs to be told.

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Carly is alone on the couch with only her memories to keep her company. After looking at her wedding album, she pulls herself together and heads out the door.

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As she walks through the waterfront with a picnic basket, Karpov stops her and starts to flirt. She informs him that she's meeting her husband for a moonlight sail.

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Nearby bullets start flying as Sam lands the shipment. Lucky yells out as Sam takes a shot to the abdomen.

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Back at Shady Brook, Lulu panics and tells the doctor that she feels better now and they can leave. Johnny pulls her into a private room to talk. Lulu is afraid that she'll be staring at the wall within a week and he won't even be able to hear her screams. He promises to go hide in Toronto and they'll get Spinelli to help them communicate. Ultimately he gets through to her and she agrees. They give each other a long kiss and walk into the hallway together. That's when Scott Baldwin and the cops nab Johnny and pull him out of Lulu's arms.

Next on General Hospital:

With Nik by her side, Lulu is sedated at Shady Brook.

Scott gloats about Johnny's incarceration.

Jason and Sonny's conversation isn't productive because of Kate's interference.

Jason makes plans to take Karpov out.

Lucky whisks Sam back home so her cover isn't blown.

Liz is called to take care of Sam.

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