Sonny & Carly Tape 23

November 24, 2003 - January 28, 2004

8-hour Edit

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November 24, 2003

Carly is on the verge of admitting her feelings to Alcazar when Marcella arrives. Carly turns on Alcazar when she realizes he used Marcella to try and destroy Sonny. Carly returns home to Sonny and vows to make their marriage work.

November 25, 2003

Courtney is disappointed when Michael and Morgan leave the penthouse. Sonny takes Carly, Michael, and Morgan to the island, where he and Carly begin to find their way back to each other. Sonny later finds Carly in tears after she has a dream about Alcazar.

November 26, 2003

Carly confesses her true feelings to Sonny regarding Alcazar. Carly calls Jason and warns him that Sonny is going to go after Alcazar. Carly begs Jason to stop Sonny. [Courtney walks out on Jason when he refuses to stop Sonny from trying to hurt Alcazar.] Sonny fires his gun at Alcazar but then realizes that Carly warned him about what was going to happen as the police arrive. Sonny takes Sam hostage.

November 27, 2003


November 28, 2003


December 1, 2003

Sonny accuses Carly of betraying him. Alcazar admits to Carly that he was the one who called the police. Sonny takes Sam hostage but she convinces him that Carly acted out of love for him. Jason warns Carly that Sonny may never be able to forgive her. Sonny returns as Carly tells Alcazar that she might love him.

December 2, 2003

Sonny apologizes to Carly and blames himself for their troubles. Brian shoots an unarmed Sonny, who tells Carly that he is ready to die. Carly convinces Sonny to turn himself in to the police. [Brian arrests Jason for interfering with their capture of Sonny. Scott becomes furious when Sam refuses to press kidnapping charges against Sonny.]

December 3, 2003

Scott tries to pressure Sonny into making a confession and later orders Ric to do whatever it takes to get Sonny to incriminate himself. [Jax is incredulous that Sam refuses to press kidnapping charges against Sonny.] Carly presses Alcazar not to testify against Sonny. Sonny confesses to Ric that he kidnapped Sam in order to exonerate her. Sonny vows to Carly that he will find a way to make her love him again.

December 4, 2003

Carly informs Jason that she asked Alcazar to help keep Sonny from going to prison for attempted murder. Sonny refuses Alcazar's help and tells Jason to find him an attorney who is ruthless.

December 5, 2003

Scott taunts Sonny with the fact that he will soon be moved into a small jail cell. Carly is determined to find a way to keep Sonny from going to jail. Courtney asks Brian to try and stop Sonny's transfer, explaining Scott wants to torture Sonny and drive him over the edge. [A sadistic Scott becomes at angry with Brian when he suggests postponing having Sonny moved.] Justus, laer arrives at the hospital prepared to take on Sonny's case. Scott is shocked when he finds Sonny's hospital room empty. Sonny is surprised when he wakes up on his jet, where Carly explains she sneaked him out of the hospital with Bobbie's help.

December 8, 2003

Scott informs Justus and Jason that he is going to try Sonny in absentia. Sonny and Carly begin to grow closer while staying at an inn in the French countryside. Sonny wants to make love with Carly, but only if she's ready. [Brian warns Courtney that Scott is going to petition the court to have Michael and Morgan Decemberlared wards of the state.]

December 9, 2003

Carly is pained over the fact that she can't remember her feelings of love for Sonny. Sonny gives Carly a heartfelt Decemberlaration of his love for her. A spying Alcazar sees Sonny and Carly's growing closer and tells Scott that he'll testify against Sonny. [Courtney heads to the island to get Michael and Morgan but is stopped by the social worker and the police. Jason rescues Courtney, Michael, and Morgan and they are later reunited with Sonny and Carly.]

December 10, 2003

Sonny reconsiders going into hiding when he realizes the toll it would take on his family. Sonny returns to Port Charles to stand trial. Carly insists on returning home to stand by Sonny. Jax is furious when Sam defends Sonny on the witness stand.

December 11, 2003

On the witness stand, Alcazar claims he fears Sonny will kill him if Sonny is acquitted. Scott questions Carly, who admits she has feelings for Alcazar. Sonny takes the stand and gives a heartfelt confession of why he went after Alcazar.

December 12, 2003

Alcazar orders Cappelli to kill Sonny if he is acquitted. The jury announces their Decision regarding Sonny's fate. Brian becomes suspicious when he sees Cappelli talking with Alcazar. Carly lashes out at Alcazar, claiming that she is now free of him and collapses during her tirade.

December 15, 2003

An unconscious Carly is taken to the hospital. After regaining consciousness, Carly tells Sonny that she dreamed of him. Michael senses that Carly is her old self again. Carly confirms Michael's claim when she tells Sonny that her love for him has returned.

December 16, 2003

Sonny and Carly are happily in love with each other again. Courtney admits to Carly that she isn't sure she can accept Jason's lifestyle. Sonny warns Jason that he'll lose Courtney in the end if he stays in his present line of work. Faith taunts Alcazar with the fact that Sonny and Carly are back together. Sonny and Carly make love as an angry Alcazar arrives.

December 17, 2003

Carly makes it clear to Alcazar that she loves Sonny and not him. Sonny and Carly are closer than ever. Alcazar sits alone, missing Carly.

December 18, 2003

Jason and Courtney agree to be Morgan's godparents despite their estrangement. A hidden Alcazar watches the christening and is devastated by Carly's happiness with Sonny. [Alcazar reverts back to his ruthless self and vows to control Port Charles. Faith makes plans to steal Sonny's shipment, unaware that the cargo is toys for needy children.]

December 19, 2003

Faith hijacks Sonny's shipment and holds Jason hostage. Faith is shocked when she realizes she stole a truckload of toys. Sonny threatens Faith, who later takes the toys to the party at the church. Carly urges Courtney to try and work things out with Jason.

December 23, 2003

Courtney joins Carly, Sonny, Michael, and Mike for Christmas dinner and is hurt when Jason doesn't want to talk to her on the phone. Alone at Kelly's, Courtney breaks down as she thinks of Jason.

December 26, 2003

With Carly on his arm, Sonny looks forward to making Alcazar jealous at the opening of the Hauted Star. Carly is upset when she sees Courtney at the casino with Brian. Courtney and Brian leave when she sees Jason there. On Alcazar's orders, a masked Capelli and his men storm the Haunted Star and rob the casino and its patrons. Carly slips away unnoticed and a masked man pulls her into a kiss.

December 29, 2003

Scott accuses Sonny of being responsible for the casino robbery. Carly confesses to Sonny that a masked man kissed her on the Deck of the Haunted Star. Sonny suspects that Alcazar was the masked man who kissed Carly. Sonny becomes concerned when Carly begins having headaches. Scott is revealed as Alcazar's partner in crime.

December 30, 2003

Carly experiences another flash of blinding light and pulls Sonny into lovemaking after having several erotic fantasies. Sonny is forced to go to Miami on business.

January 1, 2004


January 2, 2004

Sonny agrees to fly Sam to an airstrip on Azure Key in exchange for a cut of the treasure. Sonny and Sam end up stranded together in a shack on Azure Key. Carly questions Jason about how his feelings changed after his accident but stops herself from telling him that she's been thinking of Alcazar. Carly later encounters Alcazar, who admits he was the man who kissed her on the Haunted Star. Jason watches unseen as Alcazar and Carly are close to sharing a kiss.

January 5, 2004

Jason watches as Alcazar kisses Carly. Carly denies to Alcazar that she loves him and insists she wants to be with Sonny. Jason confronts Carly, who promises to stay away from Alcazar and begs Jason not to tell Sonny about the kiss. Jason later begins to strangle Alcazar. Carly is shaken when she has another sexual fantasy about Alcazar. [Sam is bitten by a scorpion as she prepares to leave Sonny and the shack in Azure Key. In her delirium, Sam mentions a treasure map.]

January 6, 2004

Carly can't stop thinking of Alcazar. Jason locks Alcazar inside the panic room. Sage confronts Carly, accusing her of being responsible for Alcazar's disappearance. Carly asks Jason if he killed Alcazar. Jason becomes angry with Carly and flatly states that Alcazar is out of her life.

January 7, 2004

Carly voices her fears to Courtney that Jason is holding Alcazar hostage and will eventually kill him. Carly continues to be plagued with thoughts of Alcazar. Armed with a gun, Carly arrives at the panic room to see Alcazar. [Sonny tends to a feverish Sam. Sam regains her senses before Sonny has a chance to get a look at the journal pages containing the treasure map. Sam burns the map after memorizing it. A hidden Ben watches Sam and Sonny.] Armed with a gun, Sage confronts Carly, who claims to know nothing of Alcazar's whereabouts.

January 8, 2004

Carly seems poised to shoot Alcazar as she insists she doesn't love him. Jason arrives and takes the gun from Carly. Jason urges Carly to forget about Alcazar and focus on her family. Carly is tortured by romantic thoughts of Alcazar. [Courtney is about to approach Jason when Sage arrives. A hidden Courtney is moved when Jason is kind and gentle with Sage, who is upset that Alcazar is still missing.]

January 9, 2004

Distraught over her continued fantasies of Alcazar, Carly turns to Cameron for help. Carly agrees to start therapy sessions with Cameron. Carly can't fight the urge to see Alcazar and goes to the panic room, where she ends up kissing him. [A dangerous Ben confronts Sam, demanding the treasure map. Jax arrives at the shack to find a barely dressed Sam in Sonny's arms.]

January 12, 2004

In the panic room, Carly and Alcazar kiss passionately, but Alcazar pulls back from making love. Carly is shattered when Alcazar claims he wants her to love him. Jason catches Carly in a lie when she says she didn't go to see Alcazar. Carly hears Jason calling Sonny to tell him something about her. [Sam goes off in pursuit of the treasure despite Jax's protests that it is too dangerous. Sam finds the treasure but accidentally triggers a booby trap, causing a cave-in.]

January 13, 2004

Jason becomes angry with Carly for not being able to stay away from Alcazar. Carly later goes to the panic room and learns that Jason moved Alcazar to a different location. Carly breaks down and asks Jason to help her. [Jax and Sam are trapped in the pirate's lair after another cave-in occurs. Jax starts to dig them out of the rubble but Sam refuses to leave without the treasure.]

January 14, 2004

Carly pleads with Cameron to have her committed to Shadybrook Sanitarium in an effort to get Alcazar out of her thoughts. Faith learns that Carly is at Shadybrook and approaches Carly's doctor, who later prepares to give Carly an injection. Jason is determined to get Carly out of Shadybrook.

January 15, 2004

At Shadybrooke, Faith has Carly drugged by Dr. Grimes. Faith tries to push a delusional Carly towards Alcazar by planting thoughts of him in her head. Jason arrives at Carly's room and realizes something is wrong. Jason insists to Cameron that he is taking Carly home. Carly stabs Jason with a syringe. [Sonny uses dynamite to create an opening and rescue Sam and Jax. Sam is separated from Sonny and Jax due to another cave-in. Sam is knocked unconscious by an unseen assailant as she gathers the treasure. Jax and Sonny dig their way to Sam, but find only the bejeweled pirate sword.]

January 16, 2004

[Sonny believes that Sam voluntarily took off with the treasure, but Jax suspects otherwise. Sonny leaves as Jax searches for Sam. Sonny is surprised when he finds Sam at the shack and realizes that Jax was right.] Cameron tries to calm an hysterical Carly after she stabs Jason with a syringe full of sedatives. Faith tries to take advantage of a drugged Jason but he fights her off and makes his way out of the sanitarium. Faith has Carly drugged again. Faith tries to plant in Carly's mind that the man she loves is Alcazar, not Sonny. Alcazar learns that Carly is at Shadybrook.

January 19, 2004

Faith schemes to have Carly sent to Ferncliff. Alcazar escapes from the safe house and rescues Carly from Faith. Jason and Courtney find a straitjacketed Faith in Carly's bed. Carly leaves Shadybrook with Alcazar.

January 20, 2004

[Sonny grabs Sam and forces her to go back to the shack with him. Jax arrives at the shack after being shot. Sonny removes the bullet and saves Jax's life at Sam's request.] Alcazar takes Carly to his safe house. Alcazar apologizes to Carly when he realizes he is responsible for the pain and confusion she feels. With Justus' help, Jason has Faith committed to Ferncliff. Although Jason doesn't remember telling Courtney that he loves her, he doesn't deny that he has feelings for her.

January 21, 2004

Carly admits to Alcazar that she does have some feelings for him. Alcazar catches Carly when she stumbles as she is about to leave. Jason, with his gun drawn, finds Carly in Alcazar's arms.

January 22, 2004

Jason walks away from Carly when he finds her with Alcazar and plans on telling Sonny what has been going on. Jason tells Courtney that Carly has thrown her life away. Carly returns to Alcazar to say her final goodbye to him. Sonny arrives to see Carly and Alcazar sharing a goodbye kiss.

January 23, 2004

Sonny walks out on Carly when he finds her in Alcazar's arms. Carly tries to convince herself that she and Sonny will be able to work things out. A hurting Sonny and Sam encounter one another and passion ignites. [Brian and Capelli make plans to bust Sonny and Jason with the shipment. Courtney overhears Brian and Capelli discussing arresting Jason and Sonny with the shipment.] Courtney takes drastic action when Jason's life is in danger.

January 26, 2004

Jason takes Courtney to Carly, who tries to calm her in the aftermath of Brian's shooting. Sonny and Sam give in to their passion. Jason doesn't tell Sonny that Courtney shot Brian after he sees Sam in Sonny's bed.

January 27, 2004

A devastated Carly turns to Alcazar after finding Sam and Sonny in bed together. Carly and Alcazar make love.

January 28, 2004

Carly is conflicted when she wakes up in Alcazar's bed. Sonny and Sam agree to continue seeing other for sex at the hotel. Carly and Sonny lash out at each other. Sonny slams the door in Carly's face when she arrives at the penthouse to get Michael and Morgan.

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