It is nighttime. Sonny is sitting on a bench on the Docks, waiting for Alexis.
Alexis walks up, dressed in a trench coat, wearing sunglasses and a hat.
Sonny: (stands up, in her way) Excuse me -- miss?
Alexis: (stops, looking around) Meet me at the warehouse.
Sonny: You bear an amazing resemblance to my attor --
Alexis: (whispering) I said meet me at the warehouse, now.
Sonny: Maybe it's the neighbor across the hall.
Alexis: Are you enjoying this?
Sonny: You know what? It's coming to me, even with (points to her face)
those ugly shades on.
Alexis: All right, I need to point something out here. You are on the clock, over
and above retainer.
Sonny: (serious) You have the face of an angel.
Alexis: All right, that's it. Now my rates just went up 5%.
Sonny: (whispers, smiling) Eddie's angel.
Alexis: (points at him, whispering angrily) Are you finished? Because
Taggert and Mac walk up behind Alexis.
Taggert: That's what I like to see -- Mr. Corinthos having a good time. Miss Davis.
Alexis takes off her sunglasses.
Alexis: (gesturing to Sonny) My client has no comment.
Sonny: (standing behind Alexis) That's right. That's what I pay her for.
Mac: In case you haven't received formal notification, Carly's deposition is next
Alexis: And don't expect any surprises.
Mac: Let's hope Carly's having a good day.
Taggert: (clears his throat; to Alexis) Would you tell your client that
we finally got his butt?
Alexis: My client is innocent.
Taggert: Yeah, I almost believe you except for all the times he was guilty and
he got off.
Alexis: Excuse me, but my client has no prior criminal record.
Taggert: Yeah, because he made all those deals with the F.B.I.
Sonny shakes his head.
Mac: Why don't you stop wasting our time, Sonny, and the taxpayers' money and
just cut a deal? (shrugs) Look, I can't speak for the D.A.'S office but seven years sounds reasonable. Maybe five.
Alexis: For the record, the taxpayers aren't my concern. Most of them probably
can't afford me. (Sonny nods) And between us, no deal.
Sonny shakes his head.
Mac: See you in court.
Taggert: (pauses, grinning at Alexis) Nice hat. (leaves)
Alexis: Thank you.
She spins back around to face Sonny, touching her hat as she does.
Sonny: You know what? I got to tell you something. I love to watch you work.
Alexis: (pointing in the direction Mac and Taggert just went) You know,
they have a point.
Sonny: The taxpayer stuff was just -- just wonderful.
Alexis: (serious) Anchoring your defense on Carly is probably a bad idea.
Sonny: Oh, so now what, we got to go to square one? I got to marry Carly to keep
Alexis: There could be another way out.
Alexis: (turns to follow Sonny as he walks past her) We could still send
Carly out of the country.
Sonny: So she can come back and get arrested at the airport? (shakes his head)
We went through this. She's not going to stay gone for good.
Alexis: It's worth another look, considering the new developments.
Alexis: Meaning Jason. Jason takes Carly and Michael to a country with no extradition,
and you're home free. And if Jason's there with Carly, she won't want to go anywhere.
Sonny: Well, that's assuming that Jason and Carly want to go away together.
Alexis: Well, you need to persuade them. You need to make it happen.
Sonny: I'll think about it.
Alexis: This way Carly gets everything that she wants, and Jason will do anything
that you ask --
Sonny: (shrugs) I said I will think about --
Alexis: (cutting him off) Then think fast, Sonny, because unfortunately
it's a very short list. These are your choices -- either Jason takes Carly out of the country or you marry her.