Endgame- Episode 80
Friday, September 14, 2007
Written by: Jennifer Snyder
Ryan Chandler & Tishy Smith
Jason is furious when he learns of Monica’s affair with Kevin Collins, and lays the blame of Alan’s heart attack at her feet. He could have lost his father tonight because of her, and he didn’t want to hear any more of her excuses. There was no excuse for what she has put him through. This wasn’t the first time Monica strayed from her marriage to his father, but enough was enough. Alan has suffered too much because of her lies and her extra-curricular activities with other men. Jason left the waiting area where the family gathered to cool off. He just needed time to process it all. After his argument with AJ over Monica’s affair, he needed to clear his head. At least he knew he had Emily on his side, she was as fed up as he was.
As he walked the dreary halls of the hospital, he felt the anger build up inside him as his fist slammed against the wall. Elizabeth witnesses this happen and is tempted to go over to talk to Jason, but resists the urge. "He's not my concern."
It's one thing for her to say it, it's another thing for her to believe it. She and Jason have been so close to one another, but it's time she focus on someone other than him or Lucky. Unbeknownst to Liz, Sam opens the door coming from the stairwell and sees how much Jason is hurting as well. Not sure how to feel, she just stands there, watching as his feelings build up and build up.
“What did that wall ever do to you?” Carly said as she came up behind him not knowing why Jason was acting the way he was.
“Not now Carly…” Jason snapped back.
“Okay, I know something's wrong. I know about Alan. Talk to me Jason.”
Jason stopped and turned around to face his best friend. “My father is lying in a hospital bed, suffering from a heart attack, and Monica is to blame!”
“Is he going to be all right?” she asked genuinely concerned for Alan.
“The doctors don’t know …. I could of lost him Carly … “Jason replied and Carly opened her arms up to him.
“Alan’s strong, I’m sure he’ll be all right, Jason.” She trying to reassure him.
“I am just so angry right now with Monica for putting him through all of this. This is all her fault! Her and her bed hopping has put my father through hell and back and does she care? Obviously not because she’s been doing this to him for years!”
“Wait? Monica was having an affair? With who?"
“Apparently it’s been going on for a while now. Her and Kevin Collins, can you believe that? Kevin Collins?!” Jason felt the anger inside him as his fists clenched wanting to let it all out on something or someone.
“Oh my God! What does Monica have to say about all this?”
“Excuse after excuse from her. It’s the same old story every time, and who cares if she hurts Alan or the family! She made it seem like things were getting better between her and my dad. She even came to me and asked if I thought marital counseling could help. But it was a lie! She lied to me and the family!”
“The family knows? How are they taking it?” Carly asked as she saw the scrapes and bruises on his fists.
“Well, let's just say we're not united against what she's done. AJ & Skye want to forgive her for her indiscretions, Tracy's feelings are quite obvious, she got arrested for assaulting Monica. Me? Well I don't have much to say. I don't know how I'm supposed to feel.
“And Emily what does she say about it?” Carly knowing that Emily was the one member of the family who was closest to Jason.
Elizabeth makes busy work for herself so she can overhear their conversation. She can't help but feel irritated that Carly is the one comforting Jason. Little does she know…she actually has something in common with Sam at this time.
Lainey couldn’t believe her ears when Kelly accepted Steven’s dinner invitation for Friday night. Kelly knew she was interested in Steven, how could she step into her territory like that. As Lainey came upon the nurse’s station she saw Stan talking with his mother, Epiphany and an idea came to her. She hurried up to Stan with a question on her mind.
“Hi Epiphany, how are you? May I steal him away for one minute?” she asked seemingly anxious.
“Well … I suppose so.” Epiphany eyed Stan as Lainey lured him away from his mother.
“What’s going on Lainey?” Stan asked as he took his arm back from her hand.
“I need you.” Stan checked her out up and down, and Lainey playfully slapped his chest. “Not like that. I need you to out with me on Friday night.”
“Friday night, huh? Hmmm… let me check my calendar.” Stan stood and thought for a second.
“Sure where are we going?”
“Pick me up around 7?” she asked as he still was wondering where they were going.
“Sure … but….”
“Great!” She gave him a peck on the cheek and before he could say another word, she was gone. He walked back over to the nurse’s station to continue his conversation with his mother.
“What was that all about?” Epiphany asked.
“I don’t really know, but I have a date on Friday night.” Stan replied as a huge grin came upon his mother’s face. “Now don’t go planning our wedding or anything, it’s just a date.” Stan continued.
“I know, it’s nice to see you finally coming to your senses. Lainey’s a nice girl and she’s a doctor.” Epiphany grinned from ear to ear. “I hope the two of you have a nice time.” She added then moved to the other side of the station to continue her work. Stan followed her to continue the conversation they were having before Lainey interrupted.
Over at Titan, Jax is more than surprised to see his former flame, Brenda Barrett standing before him.
"You look shocked Jax. Aren't you glad to see me?"
"Of course! Of course I am." Jax walks over to give Brenda a hug. "You look great my dear."
"Thanks, so do you." Brenda smiles at Jax and tosses her hair back. It's been a few years since they last saw one another, but Jax looks the same as he did years ago, only a lot more handsome. "I am looking forward to working with you."
Jax smiles and says he's looking forward to working with her as well. The two end up conversing for quite a while, trying to overcome the awkwardness of being around each other. "I wish we could talk forever," Jax says picking up his briefcase. "We have a lot of catching up to do, but I'm actually on my way to a meeting. Do you think we could meet up another time, perhaps over dinner?"
"Of course. There's no need to even ask."
Jax puts his hand on Brenda's back and leads her towards the door. "Listen, I don't usually do this for new hires, but I think I can make an exception. Take the next 3 weeks off. You're just now getting back into town, and you need some time to get settled in."
"Thank you Jax," Brenda says smiling. "I think that'll do me some good."
At General Hospital….Jason & Carly continue their conversation.
“Emily is just as upset about this as I am. It’s the rest of the family who have lost their damn minds!”
“Okay, let’s just calm down and take a few breaths. You need to focus all this on Alan and him getting well. Deal with Monica and the family later. Alan is more important, he needs you now, Jason.”
Jason realizing he didn’t call Carly, what was she doing at the hospital? “Why the visit to the hospital? The baby is okay, right?”
“The baby and I are fine. Michael heard of Alan's heart attack on news. I told him I would come down and check on Alan, I figured you would need me.”
“Oh don’t worry about him. He has a board meeting in 20 minutes. He knew he couldn't stop me if he wanted to.” She smiled as the two embraced again.
“Thank you for being here with me, Carly. You always seem to pop up when I need you the most.”
“Well that's because of our connection. I know when you’re hurting, I know when you need me and now I’m here to help you, so let me, please?”
Jason leaned on her. “I just don’t know what to do, I mean it’s probably too late for me and Alan. We’ve traveled a long rough road, he and I.”
“Jase, it’s never too late. You know that I know that more than anyone. Bobbie and I had a long hard road too, and we’ve come to terms with our past, we’ve found forgiveness. You and Alan can too.”
“I don’t know what I would of done if we lost him tonight. There is a lot that still needs to be said, things that I want him to know, that he needs to know.”
“Then tell him, Jason. Tell him now before it really is too late. Believe me, you’ll regret it if you don’t.”
Carly gave him the reassurance that he needed to tell Alan how much he loved him, how much he needs his father in his life. Though still furious at Monica, his father needed him and he had to stay strong for him.
“I’m sure Alan will pull through this, he’s a survivor. You need to go to him and be there for him. The way it sounds, he’s going to need you more than you know.”
Carly hugs Jason before grabbing her coat to leave. She makes sure she takes the time to glare at Elizabeth before getting onto the elevator. Jason gets ready to head back upstairs when he gets a call from Sonny. He's asked to meet Sonny at the warehouse immediately.
Next…on Port Charles
- Jason refuses to put Sonny first
- More of Sam's secret is exposed
- Robin gets a surprise visitor
- Patrick and Blake share a history together