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Carly: Jason, what the hell's going on here?
Jason: Can I get you something, Mrs. C.?
Carly: An explanation would be nice.
Max: Uh, you know, don't go off on Jason. He's late getting out of here to pick you up because I had him go home and change. As you know, no bodyguard of mine drives a lady around wearing a T-shirt and jeans.
Diane: Mr. G., Carly has never met your father. And as Max's, Mr. Giambetti's attorney, it is my job to stay on top of these things.
Max: Oh, right, um -- Carly, this is Maximus Giambetti, originally of Paramus, New Jersey, more recently of Palermo -- Dad, this is, uh -- this is --
Maximus: Spit it out.
Max: My girlfriend, Carly.
Carly: Your girlfriend?
Max: Oh, I'm sorry. Carly likes to be known as my little lady.
Maximus: And a beautiful lady she is. Max, I am impressed. You got one hot tamale right here.
[Knock on door]
Robin: You're awake.
Kate: Yeah, I am. Please, sit down.
Robin: Thank you.
Kate: So I understand I have you to thank.
Robin: Oh, no. No, no, no. All I did was analyze your test results. Patrick Drake is the guy who you want to thank.
Kate: Okay. Well, I'll thank him, too, but, meanwhile, I'm going to be grateful to you.
Robin: Well, that's good. Maybe I can take advantage then.
Kate: Okay. How?
Robin: I know that you and I don't know each other that well, but I wanted to talk to you about something. It's about Sonny.
Olivia: You would think with all the people my cousin's got working for her, she could pay one person to maintain her car properly.
Sonny: Well, it's nice of you to take the time to do this. I mean, you know, you could always fix an engine better than most men I know.
Olivia: I know this is difficult for you, Sonny, but do you think you could at least make an attempt to stifle your rampant sexism?
Sonny: Me? What did I do?
Olivia: "Better than most men?"
Olivia: Why does it got to be a competition? I learned my skills, and I applied them. Gender's got nothing to do with it.
Sonny: I didn't mean to push your button.
Olivia: Yeah, you never mean to do anything, do you?
Sonny: Well, why do you have to be so hostile? Is something bothering you?
Olivia: You don't like my attitude, you keep walking.
Sonny: No, it's just that going back to the old neighborhood triggered memories. That's all. Look, every time you would get worried, your head would be under a hood, or you would be obnoxious, kind of like you are now, so it looks like I'm two for two, right? So why don't you just go ahead and tell me what's on your mind?
Olivia: I've got no problem with that. You better be damn sure you want to hear what I got to say.
Carly: It is so nice to finally meet you. Max talks about you all the time.
Maximus and Milo: He does?
Max: I do?
Carly: Max, you know you do. Excuse me. Max is a very dangerous and powerful man, but he doesn't like to show his sensitive side. The part that loves his little lady or his father or his brother. I tell him it only makes him more attractive, not to show that to anyone else but me. Don't I, Maxie-Max?
Max: Oh --
Carly: Wow. The resemblance is really amazing.
Max: Nah, I don't think so really.
Carly: What do you think, Diane? Don't you think that dual power emanating from father and son is just, I don't know, breathtaking?
Milo: I don't emanate?
Max: Would you shut up?
Maximus: Hey, you don't talk to your brother like that, capisce? Mario -- he's got his mother's mug, but her heart. She serves free granola at rallies for sixties leftovers. A bunch of peace freaks.
Milo: It's Milo.
Carly: This suit looks so good on you. I picked it out for him.
Maximus: That's what I like, a woman who knows her job. I like it.
Carly: Yeah, just call me the little lady. What can I make you for dinner tonight, Max, huh?
Max: Oh, I can't make it. I've got to work, you know. And, uh, hey -- call the pier and make sure they're set to receive tonight's shipment, okay?
Milo: Yes, Sir.
Maximus: So how long have you two been together?
Diane: Well, I wouldn't call them lovebirds, not by any stretch of the imagination because, you know, Carly is just recently divorced -- again. And up until very recently, Max was deeply involved with one of my closest associates.
Maximus: Oh? Slipping it to the lady lawyers, too, huh? That's my boy. So it doesn't seem like you two are that serious. Why don't you and I find out what we have in common and just take it from there?
[Man speaks Russian]
Maxie: I think that they're gone.
Spinelli: Wait, wait, wait. The Jackal will make sure the proverbial coast is clear.
Maxie: Oh, that's so sweet, Spinelli. Okay, protect me.
Spinelli: The destructive ones have departed.
Maxie: Oh, my -- look at this mess. Three guesses who's going to have to clean this up. Oh, maybe they're still in the hotel. I should call security.
Spinelli: Wait, wait, wait. It appears the vandals have left a missive.
Maxie: What does it say?
Spinelli: See for yourself.
Maxie: "Next time, Kate Howard dies."
Robin: I don't know how much Sonny's told you about our relationship, but we share an important history.
Kate: Well, I know that Sonny thinks the world of you, Robin. And I know there have been times that you're the only person who can get through to him.
Robin: Hmm. Well, my first love -- Stone, he was like a little brother to Sonny. He was a street kid. He was a runaway and Sonny took him in, treated him like family. And then when Stone was dying of aids, Sonny was there the entire time. He was right by his side, making sure that Stone had everything he wanted. Everything he needed. And when Stone died, it was as difficult for Sonny as it was for me. Anyway, Sonny's like family to me.
Kate: I can see why.
Robin: The whole time I've known Sonny, he's been in the mob. It wasn't just what he did. It was who he was. Until this summer. And I know that a big part of the decision to leave the mob was because of Michaelís shooting, but I also know that it was because of you. But now, you know, you've been hurt and probably by some rival or enemies of Sonny's, and we all know Sonny's first instinct is to want to get revenge, but that would mean getting back into the mob. And then this whole cycle starts all over again. Until or something or somebody stops him, and I think that somebody can be you.
Kate: Robin, I understand Sonny's reasons for getting out of the mob, but that choice did not stop me from catching a bullet.
Robin: So what are you saying? Are you saying that you think Sonny should go back to the mob?
Kate: No, Robin, that's what Sonny thinks he should do. The truth is, maybe I was wrong to hope that change could work. Robin, can I ask you something? Knowing everything that you know about Sonny, the pros and the cons -- if that baby you were carrying were his, would you take that secret to the grave?
Olivia: But you're as mobbed up as ever. You've been lying to Connie for months.
Sonny: I was --
Sonny: I was selectively honest with Kate about my involvement in the organization. I did mess up the Karpov connection. I let Kate think it was more innocent than it really was, but today I was honest with her. I'm going back. And whoever shot her is going to pay.
Olivia: The beat goes on.
Sonny: Yeah, the beat goes on. Well --
Olivia: You know what, Sonny? I'm not even judging you, okay?
Olivia: 'Cause I know this is who you are. It's who you've always been. I always knew something different was driving you, even when you were a kid. Other kids, they go out of their way to avoid a knock-down drag-out. You go looking for it. You always had to be the one to inspire fear and command respect, all right? And that is fine, okay? Whatever floats your boat. You can have your little world where you reign supreme, okay? Or you can have my cousin. What you cannot have is both.
Maximus: So what time are we going to dinner tonight?
Carly: Uh --
Max: Come on, Dad, give my lady a little bit of room. You're making her nervous.
Maximus: Am I making you nervous?
Carly: No. Not at all.
Diane: See, I think it's a fine idea for Carly to spend some alone time with Maximus. Give you and I a chance to go over some pressing legal matters.
Carly: I -- I canít. I'm so sorry I can't go to dinner with you. I'm all ready spoken for.
Maximus: Oh, you're turning me down?
Carly: I don't want to. I don't, but, you know, I have a little boy, and I promised I'd spend the evening with him.
Maximus: That's beautiful.
Carly: Perhaps another time.
Diane: And I will walk you out, Carly.
Maximus: So what are you guys waiting for?
Max: [Stammers] I'm sorry?
Maximus: They're women. They need protection. Let's go.
Max: Hey, what you doing? Would you guard them please?
Milo: Yes, Sir.
Maximus: I -- I like that Carly. Beauty. Brains. Charm. You did good, son.
Max: Thanks, Dad.
Maximus: So why don't you dump Carly so she'll go out with me?
Sam: Can I just say that this has been the best couple of weeks? I want to thank you so much for taking me to the Poconos with the kids. And, finally, finally, opening up that part of your life to me.
Lucky: Well, I loved being in the cabin with you, just watching you with Cameron and Jake. You know, us all sitting together for dinner. I hope we can do it again soon.
Sam: Well, look, this is all just really new to me, you know? What we've built together. I just, you know, I never really felt like --
Sam: I don't know. I just -- I guess I never really felt like I was enough, you know, faults and all. Just the way I am.
Lucky: I know exactly what you mean. With you, I just feel like I can be myself.
Sam: Really? Because I feel the same way.
Coleman: Oh, look out, it's wild thing. How you doing?
Claudia: Okay. I hear you rent rooms here.
Coleman: Yeah. Upstairs. They're not exactly the kind of accommodations you're used to though.
Claudia: Well, that's goes without saying. But are they clean? Private? Is that too much to hope for?
Coleman: No. I think we can do a little business. In fact, I've got something available right now. Comes with its own shower. No peep holes.
Coleman: Yeah. Fifty bucks a night.
Claudia: I'll take it.
Coleman: Man, that was easy.
Claudia: Do you want to squabble over the price? Because, frankly, fifty bucks a night for this dump is, you know, it shouldn't be legal.
Coleman: Wasn't complaining.
Claudia: I didn't think so. Can I get a vodka rocks? Please?
Coleman: Yeah. So what do you plan on doing with that room?
Claudia: How about we upgrade to the "no questions" suite?
Coleman: I got it.
Claudia: Keep it.
Ric: Hey. Here I am, as requested.
Ric: It's not the location that I expected.
Claudia: Jake's is the perfect place to put you to the test.
Sonny: Kate's been shot twice already. I would do anything to keep her safe, but I can't guarantee that she's not going to get shot again, Olivia.
Olivia: This is real simple, Sonny. You want to keep Kate safe? You get out of the mob, okay? No more half-ass measures. No more deals on the side. You just get out. O-U-T.
Sonny: Been there. I've done it. Doesn't work. Renders me powerless until the next person comes along and shoots someone that I love. Without an organization, I can't properly retaliate. And that is open season for you, me, everybody. I tried to get out of the business. It's not an option. It turns out it never was.
Alexis: I'm sorry to interrupt. Hi, I'm Alexis Davis.
Olivia: Olivia Falconeri. Nice to meet you.
Sonny: What do you need?
Alexis: I'm told that you refused to give a statement about Kate's shooting beyond saying that you had nothing to do with it.
Sonny: Yeah. I don't know. I don't know anything.
Olivia: I know. I know who did it. Some Russian guide named Karpov.
Maximus: What the hell's the problem? According to your lady lawyer, you and Carly haven't been together that long.
Max: Well, that doesn't mean you should be seeing her.
Maximus: Hey, bodyguard. Hey! What business of yours is so important you can't wait for your break?
Maximus: Well, don't let it happen again.
Max: Dad, about Carly, she's more fragile than she looks. Carly's not entirely over the breakup of her marriage, so that's why I've been taking things slow. And out of consideration for her feelings --
Maximus: Recently divorced women don't want to be babied. They want a man to take charge. They want someone to grab them by the hand, tell them what's what, huh? So do me a favor, son. Fix me up.
Maxie: Russian creeps just trashed the "Crimson" offices. Spinelli and I could have been killed if they found us, which they didn't obviously. And now, the December issue is in danger of making press.
Spinelli: Okay, the Jackal respectfully interrupts as Maximista's thoughts are colliding. And she's not making herself clear. Stone Cold, comrade Karpov dispatched sinister servants to unleash mayhem on the glacier one's seat of power. They left a threatening missive in their destructive wake.
Maximus: What the hell is this? "Sesame Street?"
Claudia: I never got the chance to tell you the other night what a great time I had.
Ric: Oh, yeah. What was your favorite part? The wine with lunch? The afternoon delight? Or maybe it was when your brother tried to beat the hell out of me.
Claudia: Oh, come on now. Why would I enjoy your pain, especially at this point in our relationship?
Ric: Oh, I get the feeling you're the kind of girl who likes conflict. Maybe you like to be at the center of a fight. Who knows? Maybe you just timed everything to where your brother would walk in, right at the precise moment? Oopsie.
Claudia: You did that on purpose to get me off my game.
Ric: I swear. Well, whatever works, you know. That would be a scratch. Thank you.
Claudia: Do you actually think that I set you up?
Ric: I wouldn't put it past you.
Claudia: I'm going to try really hard not be offended.
Ric: Yeah. I'm sure you'll manage, huh?
Claudia: The thing is -- my brother's a perfect storm, under the perfect circumstances. He's nursing a broken heart. And he's very protective of his big sister.
Ric: Yeah. Especially when it comes to borderline psychotics who might mean her harm.
Ric: That's not nice. You did that just to screw me up, didn't you?
Claudia: Whatever works.
Ric: Oh, that's --
Claudia: Look, all I'm saying is, I didn't have to set you up. Johnny would have freaked out on you anyway.
Ric: So you think your brother's got something to worry about with me, huh?
Claudia: His instincts are usually right on. You could be trouble. The problem is -- I like trouble.
Patrick: Hey, um --
Patrick: I got a confession to make.
Robin: You were listening to my conversation with Kate?
Patrick: Yeah. Are you mad?
Robin: No, I don't mind as long as you don't make a habit out of it. Besides, I didn't say anything to Kate that I wouldn't have said in front of you.
Patrick: Okay, good. Because Kate's question to you about Sonny being the father of your baby, I kind of want to talk about that for a second.
Robin: Okay. Why would you want to do that?
Patrick: Well, it's interesting. Okay, you and Kate obviously know that Sonny is a good, loving man.
Patrick: But the truth is when you are in Sonny's world, there is a risk of danger there. And you're a woman, about to be a mother. So what do you do? Sonny has a lot of positive qualities, you know. From my account, he seems like a great father. So does that outweigh the risk of being in Sonny's world?
Robin: Are you trying to say that you don't me to be friends with Sonny anymore?
Patrick: No, I'm not saying that.
Robin: Are you afraid that this is actually Sonny's child?
Patrick: No, no.
Robin: Well, then why are you suddenly so interested in his kids?
Olivia: So from what I understand, this Russian gangster -- Karpov I was talking about. He came to town, and he made a deal with Sonny. He wanted to get in good with all the local gangsters that were overrunning the city. Enter Sonny. The facilitator. So this deal goes bad. Sonny blows him off for something. The Karpov guy is mad. Threats get thrown in both directions. Eventually Karpov makes good on one of his threats. And my cousin gets shot.
Alexis: What did Karpov say?
Olivia: He said he was sorry about what happened to Kate. He had nothing to do with it. Yada, yada, yada. He was trying to catch his breath because Sonny was in the business of trying to beat the crap out of him.
Sonny: Olivia, why don't you tell her what I was wearing that night? I'm sure she'd love to hear that.
Olivia: Well, if I could remember I would.
Alexis: Would you be able to identify Karpov if you saw him?
Alexis: Thank you. You've been very helpful. I'm not used to that. I may need to call you in to have this put on record, if that's all right with you?
Olivia: Whatever you need.
Alexis: Thank you again.
Sonny: What the hell do you think you were doing?
Olivia: I'm cooperating with the authorities, helping them try to find who is responsible for my cousin getting shot. Of course, I should probably get Alexis back here and just point her straight at you.
Patrick: You know what? Forget I said anything. I -- I don't know why I'm even talking about Sonny. Maybe it's because this whole -- the way he's going through with Kate and everything, so --
Patrick: Plus, we have more important things to think about. I finally got the woman I love to say "yes" to me.
Robin: I know. My Uncle Mac threw us out of the interrogation room so fast, we didn't have time to make any wedding plans.
Patrick: That's true. So I'm off tomorrow if you want to just elope.
Robin: We could.
Robin: There's just a little problem. My impending due date.
Patrick: Right. No flying. And crossing state lines really doesn't have the same flair, does it?
Robin: No. And you know, if we are going to get married, there are some people that I would like to be there.
Robin: My mom.
Robin: My Uncle Mac, my dad, if he feels up to it, your dad, if you feel up to it. And then there's, you know, all my friends. Lainey, Kelly, and Elizabeth. Epiphany. Please, if anyone deserves to share in the happy moment, it would be her. Look at what we've put her through.
Patrick: Yeah, you're right. So, what you're saying is that we're going to have a ginormous wedding?
Robin: It might be. Is that okay?
Patrick: Yeah. Yeah, I think it is. I mean, you know, I am the guy that proposed to you in front of the entire staff, so --
Robin: Okay, here's one question, though. Do you think we should get married before or after the baby comes?
Patrick: Hmm. What do you think?
Robin: I asked you first.
Patrick: Oh, well, there's an adult response.
Robin: Okay, well, we'll just say it. On the count of three, we'll just both, at the same time, blurt out our honest answers.
Patrick: Okay, but you'd better do it.
Robin: I'll do it.
Robin: You ready?
Robin: One, two, three.
Patrick and Robin: Before.
Max: Uh, Dad, this is Spinelli. Another trusted employee. Spinelli runs my computer network, and this is his girlfriend Maxie.
Spinelli: Um, Maximista is indeed of the female persuasion, and she is my most cherished and loyal friend, but I think the boy toy of the brusque lady of justice is being overly-generous in his relationship classification.
Maximus: What'd he say?
Spinelli: And though the Jackal holds the loyal and faithful one in the highest of esteem, his loyalties lie firmly with Stone Cold --
Maxie: We're really sorry, Mr. Giambetti. We should not have barged in like that.
Spinelli: Why are you prostrating yourself before Mr. Sir's protector? And why is Stone Cold dressed so formally, albeit stylish? I --
Maximus: Does this kid always talk like a cartoon character?
Jason: I'm showing respect to Mr. Giambetti and his father. And you two need to do the exact same thing.
Maxie: Spinelli and I, we were just really nervous because your son talks about you all the time. I'm Maxie.
Maxie: What a coincidence. Maximus, Max, Maxie. We could start, like, our own law firm or something.
Maximus: Ha ha ha, she's cute.
Maxie: Anyway, my friend meant no disrespect. And he talks like that because he's a cyber-genius. They're really weird.
Maximus: Oh, a tech kid, I get it. You know, years ago, Tony and the boys, we picked up a geek like that. He talked funny. Cracked us up all the time. Boy, it was a sad day when we had to whack him.
Ric: Oh, that means --
Claudia: You beat me.
Claudia: Fair and square. That means you win a prize.
Ric: Really? What would that be? Is that the key to your heart?
Claudia: It's the key to my something. I rented a room upstairs.
Ric: Because you like slumming?
Claudia: Don't knock it till you've tried it. I just want to keep you alive a little bit longer.
Ric: Oh, I'm flattered.
Claudia: Look, I mean, you have every right to say that this is all way more than you signed up for and walk away. No questions asked, no hard feelings.
Ric: Okay, well, let me think about that.
Ric: Hey, listen. I'm not afraid of your brother, and I'm definitely not afraid of you.
Claudia: Awesome. Race you.
Sonny: Blabbing Karpov's name to law enforcement accomplishes nothing. Now, Alexis is going to come up with some pointless investigation to interfere with what I'm trying to do.
Olivia: Hey --
Sonny: Which is get back into position to protect Kate and my family.
Olivia: That is fine, Sonny.
Olivia: You do what you need to do. My only concern is that my cousin not continue to be target practice for a bunch of bloodthirsty thugs, all right? That means when an officer of the court comes to me and asks me, "Do you know anything about Kate Howardís shooting?" I'm going to tell her what I know.
Sonny: Oh, when did you become some paragon of honesty? You've always been quite the liar. And you haven't changed much. What you're trying to do right now is tie my hands with Karpov.
Olivia: Get over yourself, Sonny. Do you think I give a damn what you do on your stupid little killing field? I want my cousin to be able to go back to the life that she worked very hard to create for herself without looking over her shoulder every five seconds to see if there's a bullet flying at her head. Okay? So, when the D.A. or the cops or anyone else asks me a question, I'm going to tell them what I know. And if you don't like it, that's just too damn bad.
Robin: I can't believe we actually agree on something.
Patrick: Yeah, shouldn't we start overthinking this and accuse each other of deliberate manipulation?
Robin: Probably not. We should just run with this before we mess it up. Okay, so we agree that we would like to get married before my due date.
Robin: Which does not give us much time.
Patrick: Okay, well how much is there to really plan?
Robin: Lots. I'm Catholic, so there will have to be at least two counseling sessions.
Patrick: Robin, did you -- counseling?
Patrick: What do you mean, like religious therapy?
Robin: I hope you don't mind. You see, my grandmother, Filomena -- she was Catholic, and she really wanted me to get married in a church. I'd like to do that for her.
Patrick: Okay. Counseling it is, assuming we pass.
Robin: Well, it's not a test. It's just, you know -- do you want to do this? Are you absolutely sure you want to do this? I mean, it's not as if we haven't thought this whole getting married thing to death.
Patrick: Yeah. Okay, so, well, let's pick a date.
Robin: Okay. How about October 29?
Patrick: October 29. Any day that you let me be your husband is fine by me.
Sam: You know, every time we're together, I feel like it gets harder and harder for us to be apart. I think I always find myself dreading the thought of one of us having to go home.
Lucky: Am I hearing things? Is that actually Sam McCall hinting at the future?
Sam: I don't know. I mean, what would you say if I would say yes? I mean, would that scare you away?
Lucky: I don't think I'll be going away anytime soon. I think it's time you understand something.
Lucky: I happen to be in love with you.
Sam: Are you serious?
Lucky: Did that scare you?
Sam: No. It doesnít. I just -- I find myself -- like, I'm really, really, really happy. And I, um -- I love you, too.
Alexis: Thank you for coming, Mr. Karpov.
Karpov: Give me one good reason why I shouldn't have my lawyer file charges against your office and the police department.
Alexis: Please, come in.
Karpov: Thank you.
Alexis: And as far as you filing charges, feel free to do that. And you may win, in fact, because I understand you're a very powerful man.
Alexis: So much so that when your visa was revoked, you were able to get another one right away.
Karpov: Is that what this is about? My immigration status?
Alexis: You had an innocent woman shot on her wedding day, Mr. Karpov, which is precisely why I'm not challenging your visa.
Karpov: Your reasoning escapes me.
Alexis: All right, let me explain this to you then. I may not be able to prove that you shot Kate Howard, but I can prove that you're a drug smuggler. That is, in fact, what you do, and you're doing it right here in my town, and I don't like it. So, after I bring charges against you, I don't want to have to go to all the trouble of having to extradite you.
Karpov: I have no idea what you're talking about.
Alexis: Yes, you do. By all means, try and run. It'll just strengthen my case.
Spinelli: Might the Jackal inquire into the circumstances that prompted the aforementioned whacking of your former cyber associate?
Maxie: It's not polite to question businessmen like Maximus about their former dealings.
Maximus: You're a smart cookie.
Maxie: Thank you, sir.
Maximus: Do you work for my son, too?
Maxie: Actually, I'm in fashion publishing. But I firmly believe in learning from people who are successful in life. Which is why I'm honored to be able to spend so much time around your son. Mr. Giambetti is the don of Port Charles. Everyone is in awe of his power and ruthlessness.
Maximus: I taught you well. Would you like a drink? Hey, muscles. Can you get the cutie here a drink?
Maxie: Yes, muscles. I would like a latte. And some orange soda for my friend Spinelli, here. How about those almond cookies that are dipped in chocolate? If they're out here, they have some at the bakery down the street. And could you pick up a copy of "Prima Bella" and "Couture" from the newsstands? Is that too much for you to remember?
Ric: How much for the room?
Coleman: The lady already covered it, Richard.
Ric: For the month?
Coleman: Five hundred.
Ric: Bill me. Make sure you include a key with the paperwork.
Patrick: Coleman, congratulations are in order. I'm getting married.
Coleman: Good! Congratulations, man. Good to know seeing these testimonials did the trick, brother.
Patrick: Uh-huh. Come on.
Coleman: Easy now, easy.
Patrick: One more.
Coleman: Dude, for a guy who just got what he said he wanted, you don't look all that happy.
Patrick: Okay, hypothetical question here. If you found out a dangerous guy has a child that he doesn't know about, and someone very, very close to you is friends with the dangerous guy, and they want you to tell the truth, and realistically, you want to tell the truth. But like I said, the guy is dangerous. Do you say something, or do you just keep deceiving instead of putting the kid at risk?
Coleman: Okay, run that by me again. One more time.
Olivia: I'll have a beer.
Claudia: Another shot for me. Thanks. So, what brings you to Jakeís?
Olivia: Just driving by. I thought I'd check it out. I saw you at my cousin's wedding.
Claudia: Yeah, I would've introduced myself, but -- Claudia Zacchara.
Olivia: Olivia Falconeri.
Claudia: Shame, what happened to Kate. I guess it's just, you know, part of the deal. Goes with the territory, you marry a boss anymore, huh? How's Sonny doing?
Spinelli: No. It is against natural law --
Jason: Shut up and take it.
Maxie: Ooh, the Italian issue of "Prima Bella." Good job, Jason, this is really hard to find.
Jason: All right, I aim to please you, Maxie.
Maxie: Okay. Well, do we all have what we need now? Because we really need to discuss this Karpov situation.
Maximus: Andrei Karpov? Big Russian? Smokin' hot lady lawyer?
Max: Uh, yeah, that's them. He's been trying to establish a presence here.
Maximus: Well, what're you doing about it?
Max: Um, well, we brokered a truce.
Maxie: Please. That truce is old news. Not only did Karpov have my boss, Kate Howard, shot at her wedding to Sonny Corinthos, but two Russian-sputtering thugs just trashed her office.
Spinelli: Maximista leaves out a crucial point, though. The note -- the chilling note was left in English. Oh.
[Max clears throat]
Max: Thank you.
Maximus: You let your bodyguard question your business?
Max: Oh, Jason's just naturally curious.
Maximus: Let me see that. "Next time, Kate Howard dies." This is bull.
Maximus: I know Karpov by reputation. He's too smart to be that obvious. It wasn't Karpov's men.
Jerry: Two things, Karpov. I'm not your minion, and I don't like to be summoned.
Karpov: Shut up! Your girlfriend, the D.A., just threatened to bring me up on smuggling charges.
Jerry: Well, I will handle Alexis.
Karpov: Handle her for good, hmm? Kill her.
Alexis: I want 24-hour surveillance on Karpov. I've already spoken to Commissioner Scorpio about setting up a task force. I want you to get this guy and bring him down.
[Knock on door]
Alexis: Did you change your mind about giving a statement?
Sonny: I hope you didn't pay any attention to Olivia, because she doesn't really know what she's talking about. She's from Bensonhurst, for God's sake.
Alexis: Hmm, yeah. Well, I thought she was a reliable witness.
Sonny: You can't start an investigation on Karpov.
Alexis: Too late.
Sonny: Shut it down. I don't want him followed.
Alexis: And you know what? I know why. Because police presence would hamper your revenge mission. So, guess what? You need to shut it down.
Sonny: If I decide to go after Karpov, do you really think you can stop me?