Johnny: What the hell are you doing here? I told you to stay at Kelly’s.
Lulu: Obviously, you got my message.
Johnny: I thought it was from Sonny trying to set me up again.
Lulu: Well, you don’t have to worry about Sonny anymore, because I talked to Carly and she’s going to straighten everything out.
Johnny: I told you to stay out of this. Now Sonny knows you were there when he put the hit out on me.
Johnny: So guys in Sonny’s business can’t afford to have witnesses around.
Lulu: Oh, my — how many times do we have to go over this? Sonny is not going to hurt me.
Johnny: If you keep getting in his way, he might.
Lulu: Well, excuse me for trying to keep you alive.
Johnny: Don’t you get it? Helping me is going to get you killed. I don’t want to lose you.
Carly: Jason never betrayed you, Sonny.
Sonny: He never did? Jason came into my house, stole all my money, cleaned out my accounts. He even took over my territory in Port Charles.
Carly: He said he would give it all back if you just gave up Emily!
Sonny: Oh, yeah, he’s going to give it all back to me if I just give up — what am I, a 5-year-old child? Like I said, in this business, when you steal from someone, you’re going to get killed. It’s the only way you’re going to get it back. Jason’s still alive. I let him live. And that makes me weak. But I don’t care about that. Because I’ll do it for you, my sons, Emily, myself — even Jason, because we used to be brothers. That’s why I left him alive. Now he’s arrested for murder. And the time that he’s locked up, I’ll be able to take back what he stole from me. He’ll get out. He won’t have his job or my friendship. But he will have his life.
Carly: So you’re being generous.
Carly: Wow. You must be Sonny Corinthos. We meet at last.
Carly: Don’t what? Don’t what, Carly, don’t jump? What, you think that I’m going to kill myself? Over you? You pompous ass.
Carly: Dying happens to be the last thing on my mind right now. And I know that may come as a surprise to you, considering a few weeks ago I was a puddle on the floor. And that was probably the lowest point in my life, but that’s over now. Now I want to live. And I want to live for me, not for you.
Sonny: I’d like to believe that, but every time I do —
Carly: There’s no “but” Sonny, ok? There’s no buts, there’s no tricks, there’s no games here. Today’s your lucky day. I’m not your guilty obligation anymore. I’m not that pathetic thing that you need to carry around for your kids. And how about this — you don’t have to feel sorry for me because I’m not as desperate as you seem to think I am.
Sonny: You heard me with Jason?
Carly: Yeah, I heard enough. I heard more than enough, and it was like a knife through my heart. But then the funny thing is I realized that those hurtful words were the kick in the butt that I needed. So actually I need to thank you. Thanks for holding up a mirror to me. Because everything you said was the God’s honest truth.
Carly: Look at me. I’m pathetic. Sneaking out of a mental hospital to prove to you that I’m worth loving, clinging, crying, begging you to give me another chance, humiliating myself in front of my children. I agree with you. I don’t recognize the woman I’ve become. And I would toss her off the roof of this building and go on about my business if I could, but we’re a little tangled up at the moment. But that’s just a temporary condition. I’m going to separate myself from the needy, pathetic Carly, but I need to separate myself from you.
Sonny: Carly, listen —
Carly: Sonny, you’ve said your piece. I want to say mine. You are poison to me. And I understand that in a way that I never understood that before. So you don’t have to let me down. I’m going to walk away, and I’m going to walk away on my own.
Sonny: Wait —
Elizabeth: Lucky did not take those pills, and I did not take them for him.
Matt: Your faith in him is really something to behold.
Elizabeth: Oh. You think I’m being naive.
Matt: No, I think you’re being loyal to a fault, which is an amazing quality in a person. It’s a shame you guys couldn’t make it. Though I am willing to bet that somehow you are still holding out hope.
Elizabeth: Come on, he just lost his wife.
Matt: His child, and his father, and he’s gonna try to hold tight anyone who’s close to him.