GH Transcript Monday 10/14/96

General Hospital Transcript Monday 10/14/96

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(Bobbie finds Carly in bed with Tony, just as Luke discovers that Carly is Bobbie’s missing daughter, Caroline.)

Jax: If you don't want any trouble, I suggest you stay away from me. And don't approach my wife in public, or in private again.

I never do.

Jax: Did you...did you lose something?

Brenda: No. No, I didn't lose anything. I've just...I've just mislaid--mislaid it.

Jax: What?

Brenda: [Sighs] My engagement ring.

Jax: Oh...

Brenda: Your mother's diamond ring. I know I couldn't have lost it. I'm so careful with it. I always check to make sure it's there. I mean, the thing is huge. There's no way I lost it.

Jax: Wait, wait, wait.

Brenda: I know, I know I think where it might be.

Jax: Maybe you didn't lose it. Wait, wait. There's something-- there's something here. Could this be it?

Brenda: Where'd you find that?

Jax: Thought you might appreciate an engagement ring that actually fit. So what do you say, Mrs. Jax? Will you marry me?

Brenda: Always.

Virginia: I always liked this one. Broke my heart to think it was gone.

Luke: Is this the most recent one you found?

Virginia: So far. As I said, she was never one for photographs. And after...I'm surprised she kept these, though if you look, you'll see they're more of her friends than of Caroline. Still I...I think it's a sign. It's a terrible thing to be separated from your child. But I just think that something, something's changed for Caroline. Something wonderful.

Laura: Bobbie?

Bobbie: In here.

Laura: Hi. Wow, looks like a celebration.

Bobbie: Anniversary actually. If Tony makes it home tonight, I want to be prepared.

Laura: Oh, Bobbie.

Bobbie: He didn't come home for BJ's birthday, and then the hospital closed and he disappeared again. Well, never mind. I'm sure you didn't come here for an update on my marriage. What can I do for you?

Laura: Well, actually I came here to tell you that Luke left a message on our machine. He's gone to Florida to see Virginia Benson. There may be a lead on your daughter.

Tony: This is supposed to be us leaving.

Carly: I fully intend to cooperate.

Tony: Yeah? Well, so why are you standing there looking so beautiful?

Carly: Do you know what's silly? I'm afraid as soon as we leave this place, it'll vanish, like, in the fairytale. The princess. She runs away from the castle, and then when she tries to find her way back, the woods close up around her, and she can't find her way back. I don't want to lose my way back to you, Tony.

Tony: You won't.

Carly: Are you sure? 'Cause I mean, you were right. With the hospital closed, our excuse is gone. I'm not--I'm not gonna make demands, you know, and I'm never gonna ask you for more than you can give. I understand. Bobbie and Lucas have to come first always. I just--I want you to know that every minute of every day I am waiting, hoping for the chance to be here with you.

Tony: And so am I.

Bobbie: Luke went to Florida? For me?

Laura: Why are you so surprised? You know he'd do anything for you.

Well, yeah, but he...not after today. He saw me at Windermere.

What were you doing there? What was he doing there?

Well, I don't know about Luke, but I went to make a plea for GH.

You asked Stefan to bail out general hospital?

Well, yeah. Why not? We took very good care of Nikolas when he was in the hospital. It's not as if he doesn't have the money.

Well, of course not, but... what did he say?

He said that Nikolas had already been through enough in port Charles, and they were going back to Greece and their bags were packed and that portrait that Luke told me about wasn't there.

Well then, I guess he plans to go. That's good. That's what I wanted.

That's what Luke wanted.

It's better to lose Nikolas this way. Even if he does hate me, at least I know that he's alive and well and growing up somewhere and...getting married some day. I did what I had to do, and now I have to rebuild my life.

You know the drill. [Beep]

Laura, there's something we need to discuss. It's important. Please meet me at general hospital's second floor nurse's station in an hour. The guards have been instructed to let you in the building.

Why are you leaving her a message?

It was necessary.

What are you doing? And why do I have to sit here and listen to it?

You don't, Nikolas. If this hurts too much, I won't involve you in my plans--

No. I can't handle it. It's not as if you didn't warn me. But I don't do well when I'm blindsided. So if you're about to reveal another secret or tell me another lie, then I'd like to know in advance this time.

Actually, I'm trying to save general hospital. That is what you wanted.

Please, please don't. I know I've been a pain lately, but I hate it when you play games with me.

What do you mean?

What do I mean? What do I mean? Trying to save general hospital? Uncle, you don't try to do anything. You either do it, or you don't. So which is it gonna be?

I don't know yet. If it works to our advantage, your hospital will be saved. If not, I'll think of something else.

I...I don't understand.

Nikolas, there's something I learned from watching your father. He was a very powerful man, but he used that power overtly, even brutally at times. Look at me. Which is something you will be tempted to do when you become the Cassadine, but it's almost always a mistake. Real power doesn't come from dominating others. It comes from being asked to lead.

And this is what's gonna happen in an hour?

Maybe. Probably. And I'd like you to be there, if you're up to it. Your mother will probably attend.

I'll be ok.

Good. Now go change.

Any requests?

A jacket? Something dark and appropriately Cassadine.

All right. I'll see what I can do.

[Doorbell rings]

Chinese?

What?

Well, robin told me about this place down on 4th street. It's take-out only, but guys have been known to kill and die for their potstickers.

I'm not trying to be mean here, but did I invite you?

Well, I thought you should eat. You're looking a little thin.

What's up with that? I'm not looking a little thin.

Did somebody else mention it?

Yeah. Mrs. Cirillo the other day said I look thin, but I'm not thin. I mean, my suits fit fine.

Yeah, they look a little baggy to me, which is a shame considering what you must pay your tailor.

What are you doing?

Dishing up.

Well, you need--you're gonna have to get some dishes, right?

Who eats take-out Chinese off of a plate?

And what are you gonna do with these bottles? You open it with your teeth?

Fine. Fine. Where are the plates?

Left in the refrigerator. Don't--do not use lily's china. Everyday dishes are second shelf. Bottle opener is by the sink in the drawer. Oh...

Don't you think it's time you took that down? Hey, it's Sara. I'm going pro.

[Plates rattling]

Did you hear me?

No.

No you didn't hear, or no to what I asked?

No, I didn't hear because if I had, I'd have to beat you unconscious.

Why? So you can hate yourself even more? You're not a violent guy, sonny, only when you lose control. And then you're sick afterward with yourself. I've seen it.

Are we gonna--are we gonna eat, or are we gonna psychoanalyze, because if that's the plan, you can go.

So you can spend the rest of the evening looking at your dead wife's portrait?

Ok, now, mike, that's it.

All right, punishing yourself using her? Fine, Michael. That's just what she'd want.

I don't want to hear it anymore.

No, no. This has to be said.

Ok.

Whether it's for her sake, or for yours. But lily loved you. She wanted you to be happy. And it doesn't honor her to carry this guilt.

Well, maybe I should do what you did--forget I ever had a wife and child.

No, I never felt that!

Because when you walked out on us, it didn't matter to you! You walked out on us like we were nothing! But I'm just the same as you are, but a little different because see, I never pretend my wife never existed, or our child never existed. So if you don't like it, leave!

No, it's not that I don't... like it. I don't like what you're doing to yourself with it.

Well, the answer's still the same--leave, or stay. It's your choice, ok? But just don't talk of her again.

Certainly. I guess I must have lost the right to comment about that a long time ago.

Great. Let's eat.

[Footsteps]

So, where do you want this ceremony?

What ceremony?

What? You just said that you'd marry me.

We are married.

Yeah, you know, as of god and one very sleepy, confused Anglican minister.

Ha ha ha! Oh, is that why you think it wasn't legal?

Yeah, you think I'd take a chance on something as important as a marriage license? No, I just promised you this big, splashy port Charles wedding. I think it's time I made good.

Mm...honey, you don't have to do that anymore. You know, we were in the middle of a fantasy when you made that promise. We were on a yacht in the middle of the Mediterranean, and I was deliriously happy anyway. But I don't know, at that time I guess I felt like I needed a proper wedding to feel like your wife. And I don't feel like that anymore. We wake up together and go to sleep together and disagree together.

What?

But I don't need a big dress and flowers to feel like your wife. In my heart, I feel like we're married.

Well, I'd still like a ceremony.

Why?

Well, because...'cause I promised you. I want to make all your dreams come true. Plus, I'd like to get married again with our family and our friends there.

Yeah, I guess it could be kind of fun, huh? To get married in front of everyone. I could wear a big-old dress. We could get lots of presents.

[Both laughing] We could have all the fun without all the jitters, 'cause now I'm sure of what I have with you.

So am I. I love you, Brenda. More every day. I promise you I'll never hurt you. You don't have to prove yourself to me, or turn your life inside out to show you're loyal. I won't scream at you. I won't frighten you...or hurt you knowingly in any way. You're safe with me.

You're safe with me, too.

So is that a yes?

Yes! Ha ha!

I see she loved to ride.

Oh, she was horse crazy that one. Yeah, she had every horse story ever written. And a whole shelf of those little, uh, statues, you know? With every different breed, and they all had names. Yeah...naturally she wanted a horse of her own, but there was no way I could afford that. Still I managed to pay for lessons. And riding outfits. She used to show a friend's horse--cinnamon. Yeah, Caroline won a lot of ribbons on cinnamon. She must have kept some of them.

If you run across some more recent photographs, that would help a lot.

Of course. How silly of me. Yeah, what good are a bunch of old ribbons? Oh, let's see now.

Would one of these girls have a photograph of Caroline?

Possibly. Although I haven't seen any of her friends in years. A lot of them didn't even go to high school with her. See, Caroline passed a special exam, and they bussed her to Kennedy.

Hold it.

What?

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Look. This girl here. She's--she's everywhere. Would she have kept in touch with Caroline?

Yeah, I'm sure she would if she could. She and Caroline were inseparable. And all through school together, kindergarten through junior year. One of the reasons that Caroline took the test for Kennedy was that Carly moved, and she wanted to stay in school with her.

Carly?

Carly Roberts. Caroline's best friend.

Mwah! Take 2. We're supposed to be leaving right now. Now stop that.

Ok. I should straighten up in case Bobbie comes up here after school with Lucas.

Ha ha. I can count on one hand how many times she's come up here in all these years. She's not exactly what you call a nature girl, you know? Plus it's a long drive, especially with Lucas after school. The only other person that might show up here would be Frisco, and that would only be if world peace was declared tomorrow, so trust me, we can safely call this place our own.

Do you mean that maybe I could leave something here to prove to myself that it happened?

What do you have in mind?

I don't know. A sweater maybe. It'll be my cabin sweater. I'll wear it every time we come up until you're sick of it. And you won't even be able to picture me in this place without thinking me wearing that beautiful sweater.

I didn't used to be like this.

What?

Selfish. I ask you to love me, and then I force you to hide it.

You aren't forcing me to do anything.

It's the only thing I can think of right now.

It doesn't matter, ok? Nothing matters, except for the way that I feel about you.

Mmm... aah.

Stop it.

Enough. Ok, go get the car. There will be no take 3.

I love it when you order me around. It's so wonderful. I just love that.

[Shivering]

Ready?

Ah. Not a chance. Actually, we're stranded.

General hospital is very important to Tony. And lately he has been spending more time there.

Thanks.

It's almost as if work is some kind of an answer.

Well, maybe that's good if he takes some time off before affiliating with the new hospital, then maybe you'll have a chance to reconnect.

I don't think time is the problem. You know, we spend lots of time together just going through the motions. It's almost like the only life we share together anymore is the time we spend with Lucas. And if Tony knew about my daughter, I think we'd be even worse. What excuse could I possibly have for keeping a secret like this all these years?

Well, I know that Luke felt that way at first--

Oh, please. A mad woman threatened to kill Luke if you ever told him about your child. Now, that's a little more convincing than, "I didn't want you to think badly of me." I've played this scene over so many times in my mind, and no matter how I start, I always come back to Tony telling me I betrayed him. At this point, I'm afraid it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Do you want to call Luke and tell him to stop?

No. I have to find Caroline. You have to see her. What was it like for you the first time you saw Nikolas?

I knew before we ever really spoke to each other, before he walked towards me. I saw him across the nurse's station. This wonderful, young boy...and I knew.

See? And that's what it's gonna be like for me, too. I'm certain of it. And then, you know, after I've had a chance to talk to Caroline, if she does want me to be a part of her life, then I'll tell Tony. I'm just not like you, Laura. I just--I can't stay away from my child even for the man I love.

[Phone rings] I should get that. That could be Tony. Hello?

Hello. Is dr. Jones there, please?

No, he's not. This is Mrs. Jones, though. May I help you?

Oh, yes, Mrs. Jones. We've never met, but I live on the cabin next to yours on the lake, and dr. Jones asked me to keep an eye on the place.

Is something wrong?

Well, I'm not certain. I saw smoke coming out of the chimney today, and I wanted to make sure you knew someone was using your cabin.

Oh, actually my husband probably knows all about it. He rents it out sometimes without telling me. Thank you very much for calling.

Anytime.

Excuse me. I didn't get your name.

Is something wrong?

Actually, just the opposite. I found Tony.

Did you make the call?

Yes, sir.

Thank you.

At last.

Well, I had to dig, but what do you think? Is this suitably grim enough for you?

Like looking in the mirror.

You're not so bad.

Well, after all we've been through in the past few months, I'll take that as a compliment. How does the ankle feel?

I don't--I don't even feel it anymore. Now, those are the first decent scones I've had since we got here.

Thank you.

Mrs. Lansbury. When did you get in?

Just this morning.

Was this, uh, is this a permanent thing?

Well, until your uncle sends me home.

[Chuckles] I'm so glad you're here. I can't tell you how much I missed your cooking.

Thank you. Will you have dinner at home, sir?

No. We have a business meeting. Thank you.

Good night, master Nikolas.

Good night.

She spoils you.

Well, according to grandmother, you always said she just liked me, but thank you for bringing her here.

Well, I have to admit I did miss her cooking, too. We should go. Wouldn't be polite to keep your mother waiting.

Well, the line's busy, so he's probably calling his service for messages.

I didn't know you two had a cabin.

Oh, yeah, yeah. We never use it. I mean, it's really kind of a shame, 'cause it's actually... it's kind of rustic. Cozy.

Sounds like sort of a perfect spot for an anniversary.

Yeah. That's exactly what I was thinking. I mean, Tony really shouldn't be up there alone, and if I did go up and didn't have any interruptions...

I'd be happy to take Lucas for the night.

Thanks, but you know something, he's already at Tommy's.

Well, so what's--what are you waiting for?

Yeah, exactly what I was thinking. You know, I even have an anniversary present for him, but maybe I'll save it. I mean, a real celebration is just being alone together.

Bobbie, enjoy.

Thanks.

Happy anniversary.

Thanks.

You have nails in your purse?

I am innocent. I swear.

What a shame. I was just gonna congratulate you for your thoroughness and your ingenuity, because we don't have just one flat, we have two flat tires. And a phone that doesn't work, which is difficult for up here. It happens sometimes. So I guess I'm gonna have to walk to the neighbor's.

How far is that?

Well, it's a half a mile.

Wait a minute. It's pitch black outside and freezing. Besides, you don't even know that their phones are working.

No, I don't, but it's still not gonna fix the flats, is it?

No, but maybe in the morning the phones will work.

That happens sometimes.

And you could tell Bobbie about the flats, and you'd even have the receipts to prove it.

This is sounding more and more like fate.

So, shouldn't we take advantage of it while we have the chance? Please, Tony?

You said you weren't gonna make demands on me.

I'm sorry. Did I--I didn't-- I wasn't--

No, no, no. I'm kidding. I'm kidding. You wouldn't make a demand if your life depended on it.

I'm sorry. I just--I wanted to stay.

So do I. I mean, after all we do have flat tires, and it's a shame to waste them.

What?

Just glad we didn't put the fire out.

Do you have any idea where this Carly is living now?

Carly died...in a car accident when she was 16. Her father got her this little convertible, and she had two other girls with her with the top down, and a drunk driver just hit them head on. It was only blind luck that Caroline wasn't in that car. She had nightmares for months afterwards. Just--she flat out refused to learn how to drive. I mean, losing her best friend was just--just did something to Caroline. Mr. Roberts sold cinnamon, so she couldn't ride anymore, and it was soon after that that those phone calls started...for all the names that weren't my daughter. Yeah, she...she went from being a straight "a" student, barely getting "B's." You know, Carly was never very good in school. I wonder if that didn't have something to do with it.

Do you have any pictures of Caroline in high school?

Uh, none so far. But there might be something in her yearbook.

So, how's business? E.L.Q. Business.

Um, Ned saved the company, wrecked his marriage while doing it, um, Lois is back in Brooklyn raising their child, but aside from that, everything's just hanky-dory.

And Jax was behind this, right?

Yeah. What do you really know about him?

He's a big tipper.

Oh, that's great, mike. Thanks for being so helpful.

So you want to know more?

I don't like him. He's sloppy. Like every other rich kid, he leaves things behind, but I tell you what, he doesn't realize things are gonna come back to haunt him.

He is successful, and he is well-liked. Most important, he's legitimate.

Haven't you heard? So am I. It's all right. Mac knows something.

Well, even if he does, would he tell you?

He hates Jax more than he does me. Besides, you can't hate me anymore, because robin forbid him, so we just kind of coexist. But he's gonna like me a little more once I...get rid of Jax.

What are you gonna do?

Like I said, I'm gonna take him down. Anybody who gets in my way sooner or later...goes away. And Jax boy ain't no different.

But he's married to Brenda.

So?

Ok, what do you think about this one?

Truthful? I'm not sure I could find you in all that lace, much less marry you.

Ha ha. All right, I guess you're probably right. There's this one, too by an Italian designer. Ooh, how long do you think it would take to have one made?

How long do we have?

I don't know. You tell me.

Ah, no, no. That's bride's choice. Dress, date, guest list. All I ask is that you include my parents and then jerry.

Oh, I finally get to meet your brother.

That is if he gets the invitation. He has a terrible tendency of disappearing.

Why?

He likes dangerous places. And, uh, people. Mac Scorpio was a friend of his.

Ha! Mac dangerous?

Yeah. Bad, old days. Let's just say that they didn't part as friends.

Oh, honey, you're not gonna tell me that I can't invite Mac to the wedding, are you?

It's your day. You invite whoever you like. I assume you want robin as a bridesmaid.

Yeah, she may have to be my maid of honor if I can't get Lois to come back here that soon. Or I could always have Ned be my best person. Like I was at their wedding. [Sigh] That's never gonna happen to us, right?

Never. 'Cause nobody leaves.

Except for me in a few hours. If I thought this promotional tour was a nightmare before this, well, how am I supposed to plan a proper wedding when I'm flying around nationwide?

Hey, who said anything about planning? All you have to do is tell me what you want, and I will organize it.

Oh, you're gonna take care of everything?

If need be.

Ha ha!

Now pick a date.

Ok. Well, the tour ends the 22nd. Oh, you put a red circle around the 22nd.

Yeah, well...I planned something special for your homecoming.

Ok, so anytime after the 22nd we can get married--we can get remarried. What do you think about November 5th?

Sure. Why?

My mom's birthday. I don't even really remember her, but I just thought it would be nice for us to celebrate our love on her birthday.

So do I. You know, you've never really talked about her much. In fact, I don't even know her name.

Veronica. I have some pictures of her. She was beautiful.

Just like her daughter.

No, she was really beautiful. She was much younger than my father, and she was wild. They split up when I was a baby, and she took some of his money and walked out of his life and mine, too. And then she died when I was around 4. I think I have her passport, too. That's what Julia told me. She kept it for me.

And it'd be good to see Julia again.

Yeah. That's if she can make it, you know. She's always so busy all the time.

Ok.

You are my real family. The only one I've ever had.

Lucky me.

Yeah, lucky you.

Dr. Quartermaine.

I'm sorry, I didn't see you. Have you been waiting long?

No, not at all. I don't believe you've met my nephew. Nikolas Cassadine, dr. Alan Quartermaine.

I hope this means you've reconsidered your position. You know, general hospital can be saved with an influx of capital.

More like a transfusion, wouldn't you say?

Well, from what I understand, it's well within your limits.

You're new at this, aren't you? I sympathize. I don't imagine I'd be very good at asking for money either. I'll have an answer for you as soon as our other party arrives. Dark spots on my skin?

Stefan, why did you ask me-- hello, Nikolas.

Hello.

Alan.

Laura.

Why have you asked me here?

Dr. Quartermaine has asked me to make a financial commitment to general hospital.

Mr. Cassadine's in a position to reopen general hospital and keep it solvent until we restructure the budget.

The funds in question are part of Nikolas' inheritance. And while my nephew is charitably disposed or displaced, I cannot in good conscience release Cassadine funds without supervision. In simple terms, if I loan you the money, I will have to see how it's spent and know that someday I'll get it back.

Well, you'll have access to all our financial dealings and certainly a say in the long term operations.

Unfortunately Nikolas and I have planned to return to Greece tomorrow. If I take on this responsibility, we will have to stay here indefinitely.

Both of you?

My nephew stays with me. Since Nikolas and I were leaving at Mrs. Spencer's request, we can only stay at her request. It's your decision.

Are you sure this is Caroline's junior class?

Oh, you won't find her in the class pictures. No, no. I could always rely on Caroline to be out sick on the day that they took those. May I? But there might be something, as I recall, in--oh! There. That's Caroline.

Tony? Hap--

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