The Answer to My Prayers.

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Claire passes on Jason's offer, Jax visits Michael, Maxie helps Lucky and Nikolas tries to set Helena straight.

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Dante comes in the interrogation room and learns from Claire that Jason wants to take Sonny's place in jail for Claudia's death. He says, "That's never going to happen." Claire tells him it's not his decision and tells Jason and Diane she will talk to her superiors. Dante waits with Jason for Claire to return and they argue about how Sonny's kids, Dante's siblings, will be affected. Dante says if Sonny goes to jail, the kids will have a life and he can help them adjust, but Jason warns Dante if Sonny goes to prison, the kids will hate him.


Sonny comes to see Carly and Spinelli at the restaurant and assures them he didn't agree to let Jason go to prison in his place. Spinelli tells Mr. Sir he has to stop Jason from going to prison and take the deal himself. Sonny tells Spinelli to leave. Spinelli does so and Sonny makes it clear to Carly he tried to say no to Jason on this issue. Carly thinks maybe Sonny should take the deal and they argue about Jason constantly cleaning up Sonny's messes. Claire walks in wondering if Sonny is such a devoted father, why won't he take the deal? She will give him one last shot to save his kids from testifying because her bosses won't take Jason in place of him. Sonny doesn't need the deal and will go through with the trial. She tells him whatever happens with his kids is on him.

Claire returns to the police station to tell Jason and Dante the deal is a no go so Jason is free to go. Ronnie walks in and Claire instructs him to pick up Morgan and bring him to court. Jason can't believe the law that is supposed to protect the weak and innocent, isn't protecting Morgan and leaves. Dante agrees with Jason and follows. Ronnie and Mac talk about putting Morgan on the stand and where Michael might be. Mac thinks Jax knows because he just landed on Sonny's private island and he wouldn’t do that if Michael weren't there.


Dante sees Sonny at the court house and chastises him for not taking the deal in order to spare Morgan from testifying. Sonny declares he's doing what it takes to survive and to protect his family. He won't go to prison for something he didn't do just because it makes him happy. Dante says if he didn't know any better, he'd think he didn't kill Claudia. Diane walks up, as does Morgan and Claire. Dante walks over to his brother and tells him he doesn’t have to worry about protecting him in court and if he doesn't want to answer any questions he doesn't have to.


At Wyndemere, Nikolas says he knows Helena is there to make sure he doesn’t marry Elizabeth. He assures her Elizabeth wants no part of him and tells Alexis while Helena is there, he can keep his eye on her. He warns Helena to back off Alexis or else he'll ask her to leave. Once Alexis is gone, Helena states part of her job there is to raise a new generation of Cassadines and she hopes she's not too late with Spencer. Nikolas assures his grandmother he will be a hands on father with both his kids and will afford them all the rights and privileges that come with being a Cassadine. Helena says that would be the answer to her prayers.


Elizabeth comes to Lucky's place so he can sign a permission slip for the kids' field trip. Elizabeth wonders if Lucky asked for Maxie's help decorating and Maxie wonders why that's her business. They bicker and Elizabeth storms out. Maxie tells Lucky Elizabeth isn't giving up on him and will use the boys and whatever else she can think of as an excuse to talk to him. Lucky tells her not to worry because he knows what Elizabeth is doing and why. Maxie tells Lucky to call if he needs any advice on decorating or on Elizabeth and Lucky says Liz is just looking for redemption. He's let go though and isn't interested in punishing her and their only connection is through the kids. Maxie doesn’t think she will just go away quietly.


Elizabeth goes back to work and talks with Shirley about her messy situation. Shirley is sympathetic and tells her things could be worse – she could be dying. Shirley urges her to feel what she feels, but she needs to own it and not give up the fight.


Kristina talks to Michael on the phone about everything that's going on. Michael wants to come home to help her get through this, but she orders him not to. Jax walks in after Kristina hangs up on Michael and they debate the issue of Michael staying on the island. Michael doesn't want his father to go to jail for what he did, but Jax insists Sonny's actions contributed to what happened and Michael deserves to have a life. Jax is fighting for his family, even if it means he loses them in the process. Michael thinks Jax just wants him to say it's okay to put Sonny in jail.


Steve and Patrick have a beer at Jake's, but note it's not the same without Lisa. Olivia walks in challenging the boys to darts while she waits for Johnny to get there. Robin shows up while they play, as does Johnny. Olivia sits at a table with her man and Robin says she didn't know Patrick was so chummy with Olivia. Patrick lists all the things they have in common and then Steve offers to get them shots, but Robin passes. Robin mentions she's probably going home and Steve goes to the bar to get himself a shot. Patrick assumes Robin is just worried about Sonny.

Next on General Hospital:

Morgan takes the stand again.

Ronnie makes his way to the island.

Warren wants justice.

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