Endgame- Episode 11
April 1, 2007
- At the PCPD, Mac continues to struggle with not being the man in charge. It’s not that he is ashamed to be working with the men that he used to lead, but it feels like such a slap in the face to be replaced by someone who hasn’t lived in Port Charles for over 10 years. It’s insulting.
Mac’s thoughts are interrupted when Anna arrives with the Mayor and DA Davis. Mac is prepared for a fight, but instead is asked to take on the hit and run accident that led to the death of Brandon Wexler. Anna tells Mac that this will be a big chance for him to regain the confidence of the Mayor and set an example for the other detectives in the department. Alexis offers Mac the full resources of her office and will assist with anything he needs. The mayor just scowls and walks out with Alexis. Before Anna leaves, Mac coldly tells Anna not to call in any favors for him anymore. He tells her that he’s perfectly able of winning back the support of the mayor.
- When Michael comes down the stairs, he was very glad that Carly was not there. This has not been a very good week for him. Courtney died the other day, his uncle Lucas hasn’t been seen since Brandon died and on top of that….he still couldn't believe that his mother not only grounded him, but that his own father agreed with her. Sitting on the couch, he opted to turn on the television; he had nothing else really to do. He did not feel like playing with Morgan, nor did he feel like playing any of the video games he had. So, what other options did he have?
Anger set in as he replayed the scene from earlier in the week. The minute he saw the car pull up to the school, and Sonny step out, he knew something was up.
Michael: Dad, what are you doing here?
Sonny: Oh, I thought I would change my routine today; decided to come and pick up my son.
Michael: (eyebrows scrunching a little) Really? The only times you pick me up have been something important needs to be discussed. What's going on dad?
Sonny: Michael, come on bud, just get in the car, so I can drive you home. I'll tell you when we get there.
Moments later, the three of them were sitting on the couch. Carly started off the conversation with an envelope in her hand. Michael immediately winced when he heard her tone. She definitely was ready to lay the law.
Carly: Michael, I got this letter in the mail a day ago. Do you want to know what it is?
Michael: How in the hell should I know? You got the letter, not me.
Sonny: Don't talk to your mother that way, Mike. She asked you a question. Do you have any idea what the letter could be about?
Michael: No. I do not know what the letter is about.
Carly: Okay, then I’ll tell you. It's about your lack of concentration in your studies. It's about your eruptive behavior while in class; basically Michael, this letter, right here tells me that you need some guidance and rules to get you back on track.
Michael: Oh come on mom, everybody goofs off in school. Plus, the grades aren't that bad. I just had some tough assignments. I don't see why they wasted their time mailing out some stupid letter and killing some trees to do it.
Sonny: It doesn't matter whether it was a waste in them sending a letter; that isn't the point. The point here is this; you are being disruptive in class, causing fights, and slacking off in your studies. Your mother and I won't allow that.
Carly: Starting tonight, you are grounded. You will go to school, go to soccer practice, come home and study. When I see some improvement in your attitude, then your father and I will determine if the grounding should be lifted.
Michael: WHAT! You can't be serious. You're grounding me? For what? A few lousy grades. Mom, get real.
Carly: Don't you raise your voice to me, Michael. You have been pushing my buttons for weeks now, and I'm going to put an end to it. As I said, you are grounded until we decide you have improved your attitude and your schoolwork. Case closed.
Michael: It doesn't matter what I say does it? Just as long as the two of you come out right in the long run. Just because you two have screwed up your lives, don't take it out on me. You two wrote the book on disorderly conduct.
Sonny: That is enough! I will not sit here and allow you to disrespect me or your mother.
Michael: You could always go home…..then allow me to disrespect my mother. (Waving his hands in the air) Are we done? Good, I'm going to my room. I just want to thank you both for messing up my life. Great job you guys. Really. Bravo.
Michael still couldn't believe that his parents teamed up and grounded him. Getting up from the couch, he prepared to go back upstairs, when he heard a knock on the door. Opening it, he was face-to-face with the last person he wanted to see.
On the next Port Charles: Endgame
-A.J. finds his opportunity to get closer to Michael