General Hospital Transcript Monday 2/9/98
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(Carly shocks Bobbie with the news that she’s Bobbie’s daughter; Felicia decides who the real Mac is with a kiss; Robin urges Jason to tell AJ the truth about Michael.)
Felicia: If this man that I agree to marry is not Mac, then it's got to be James, the corpse that we identified in that morgue upstate.
V: Ok, exactly how much time did you spend with this corpse?
Felicia: About a minute.
V: Well, a person can fake being dead for at least a minute. I think that that woman Tess and James, they've been in cahoots this whole time.
Felicia: He was right about her.
V: But you were right about Mac not acting like himself. I mean, it's because he wasn't himself.
Felicia: Yeah, but what about the real Mac? This strange behavior has been going on for weeks. What if something horrible has happened to him? I might have heard from him by now. Oh, my God. Maybe I did.
V: Did hear from him?
Felicia: He called the outback one day. The connection was so bad the only thing he could get out before the line went dead was that he was sorry that he hasn't been around, and he knows that I must be really worried about him. I thought that was strange because I had just finished putting up decorations for the new year's eve party with him. Why didn't I put that together?
V: Well, we usually don't jump to conclusions that our friends have been replaced every time they start acting a little strange.
Felicia: But there's a Mac double out there, and I'm a detective and I should have figured it out sooner.
V: Yeah, but the double is a corpse. I mean, that would have thrown off even Sherlock Holmes. Hey, at least you're onto the scam now.
Felicia: But what if it's too late? This call came in weeks ago. Anything could have happened to him since then.
V: No. They didn't even ask for any ransom. I mean, we don't even know what these people want yet.
Felicia: But I'm going to. I'm gonna find out if it's the last thing I do. I'm going to string this imposter along until I find out about Mac. And when I do, I'm going to put James' miserable carcass out to feed for the wolves.
V: It means that you're going to have to play the blushing fiancée.
Felicia: Hi. I'm so glad you're here.
Robin: Oh, me, too. It took me two hours to get from chestnut to fourth. Hi, V.
Robin: So, I'm glad I made it for the surprise announcement. Congratulations. I'm gonna tell uncle Mac as soon as I see him.
Felicia: Oh, he went out to get some champagne to toast us in front of everybody.
Robin: What made you change your mind? I mean, we had talked before and we were both kind of confused about the way he's been acting. You must have worked things out.
Felicia: Well, we did, actually. I talked to him a little bit about my problems with his behavior. And I think that he really listened and understood.
Robin: Did he explain any of it?
Felicia: Mm-hmm. Most if it.
V: Um, Felicia was actually just telling me that Mac wanted to renew their romance and marry her, and he said that it made him feel really...
V: Yeah, nervous.
Felicia: 'Cause, you know, he's never been married before.
Robin: I know.
Felicia: Well, anyway, it sort of put him in a tizzy about the whole thing and then he got over it. And well, anyway, Mac isn't exactly the same guy that we know and love, but he will be soon enough.
Robin: Then are you sure marrying him now is what you really want?
Felicia: Well, when the dust settles, I think Mac and I are going to be very happy.
Robin: Great. I'll go see if he's in the grove.
Robin: Bye, V.
V: See ya.
V: I know. Hoodwinking someone you love is tough.
Felicia: Especially robin. But she can't know about her uncle Mac until we know the truth.
V: Right. Listen, I don't know if you heard about my days of waitpersoning at the outback, but if you did, you'd probably know that I'm not too good at handling breakables, so I'm just gonna go stash this glass bowl of imposter's fingerprints up in Jax's suite for safe keeping.
Felicia: Ok. I'm gonna go to the grill.
V: Ok, gotcha.
Man: Excuse me. Are you Mr. Jacks' assistant?
Man: Listen, I left my gloves in his suite and I really don't want to climb all those stairs to get them. So may I give you my card and will you send them to my office?
Man: Thank you. Thank you very much.
V: Hey. Robin is looking for you.
Mac: For what?
V: To congratulate you. On your engagement.
Mac: My engagement. Of course. Thanks.
V: Did you find the champagne?
Mac: No. Is Felicia here?
V: She's in the grill.
Jax: V, did you find a room for yourself?
V: Yeah, I got the last single.
Jax: So you won't be needing to use the penthouse anymore?
V: Actually, I was just on my way up there.
Tony: Feel free to leave.
Woman: If you think being a snake to me is a way of getting back at Carly Roberts, then you are even more pathetic than I thought.
Tony: No, don't be so modest. You are perfectly despicable all on your own.
Woman: Go to hell.
Tony: Been there. Not going back. So get out and give it up because you're not getting the job, you're not gonna get a roll in the hay, you're not even gonna get a handshake.
Woman: Carly Roberts must have been totally desperate to get involved with you. Not only one of the walking wounded, but old enough to be her father, and married. God, why would she even bother to steal you away from anybody?
Tony: That's a good question. Why me, Carly?
Carly: It's--it's true, Bobbie. I'm your daughter, I'm Caroline.
Bobbie: Jason, will you take the baby out of the room, please? You're diabolical.
Bobbie: Was that trek through the storm just another one of your sick manipulations? Suddenly, when it's next to impossible, you just have to see your son. And you're standing here holding your child in your arms for the very first time and all you can think about is getting at me?
Carly: No. God. It...it's not what this is about.
Bobbie: You know, sometimes I think you can't sink any lower, but you always do. Dragging up one of the most painful events of my life again, throwing it in my face again.
Carly: Look, I...I can see that maybe you hate the idea of having me for a daughter, but it's true.
Bobbie: [Laughs] The truth. Ha! From a pathological liar.
Carly: Bobbie, I was not gonna tell you this, but I have seen how much you love Michael. And the way that you helped me get here tonight, it just suddenly didn't seem right not to tell you that he's your grandson. Why would I lie?
Bobbie: Because of the pleasure you get from hurting and humiliating me. I don't know. But you're always after something. You're relentless, like a plague, taking our lives and destroying them.
Man: Hey, Mac. Way to go.
Woman: Congratulations, Mac.
Mac: Felicia. Felicia. Thank God you're all right. Oh, I've been jumping out of my skin wondering what's been happening to you.
Felicia: It hasn't been that long.
Mac: Of course. Of course. You think I'm him. Felicia, I switched clothes. I switched clothes so I could get the lay of the land so I could fit in. You're not gonna believe the time warp I've been living in. I have been tied up in a cabin in the woods. And by guess who? Sweet Tess. Tess. She wields a mean syringe, Felicia. She's kept me constantly drugged and out of touch with the rest of the world. Except one time. One time I saw a photograph in a newspaper of Dara and me. Except it wasn't me, because I was handcuffed to a bed in that God-forsaken cabin. Felicia, that's when I realized Jimmy is not dead. The corpse, he is alive and well and living in Port Charles. I mean, there very well can't be three of us.
Felicia: So what are you gonna do now?
Mac: Aren't you surprised?
Felicia: Oh, I'm amazed. And surprised. Why did they do it? What do they want?
Mac: I don't know. I don't know. I just...I was just terrified that if they went after me, they would--they would go after you.
Felicia: Oh, well, yeah, I'm perfectly fine, as you can see. [Laughs] So now, how did you get all the way here if you were held out in the woods?
Mac: Felicia, I escaped. I escaped, ok. And I would still be digging through 10-foot drifts if a tow truck hadn't come and picked me up.
Felicia: That was lucky.
Mac: You don't believe me, do you?
Felicia: Well, of course, I do. That would explain a lot of the inconsistencies these past few weeks. But...
Felicia: As long as we're putting everything out on the table, how do I know you're not James?
Jax: One second. I assume whatever you have to do up there won't take long, so I'll wait.
V: Ok, look, I know it's none of my business and I don't mean to bring up ancient history, but as I recall, we almost had a, for lack of a better word, a ... thing last summer.
Jax: I recall it that way, too. I also remember you declined quite nicely, though.
V: Let's just say that the reason that it didn't happen was because of Brenda. Now, I think that that reason is still a valid one.
Jax: Is this a throwback to the V that I first met, the one that had the answers to everything?
V: They say a leopard never changes her spots.
Jax: Oh, then for the leopard's information, my relationship with Brenda has evolved into a warm friendship.
V: Sometimes a friend is just, you know, waiting, they're biding time. They were in love with you and they're waiting for you to come back to them.
Jax: And sometimes things are what they seem.
V: Well, I don't understand. If you're just marking time with Ashley to take the pressure off Brenda for now--
Jax: You know, men are always being accused of not wanting to explore their feelings. I'm gonna take advantage of that rep and bag off this conversation.
Brenda, hi. You ok? You look awfully tired. Well, it's a good thing you don't have a booking tomorrow, that way you can sleep in.
Brenda: Right. Well, I guess that makeup will just have to cover it, because as luck would have it, I do have a booking tomorrow, with a new client.
Really? Well, are you sure that you're ready?
Johnny: A visitor, Jason.
Robin: Hi. Can I come in?
Jason: Yeah, sure, come in. Johnny, close that door.
Robin: Ooh. Well, you have heat, light, and formula.
Jason: And privacy.
Robin: It got pretty intense in there after you left with Michael. I don't think Carly's bombshell's turning out the way she hoped. Bobbie's really upset and angry. You didn't seem surprised. Were you?
Jason: Carly already told me.
Robin: You don't think she made it up?
Jason: She didn't.
Robin: Why did she wait all this time?
Jason: I don't know. I guess she didn't want Bobbie to know until she was ready to tell her.
Robin: And if she was never ready to tell Bobbie, then you would have kept that secret, right?
Jason: Why would I tell somebody else's secret?
Robin: Because it's bigger than that, Jason. What's going on in there right now between Bobbie and Carly is like a preview of what could happen if AJ finds out that he's Michael's father 20 years from now.
Jason: Robin, it is not up to me to tell AJ anymore than it was up to me to tell Bobbie.
Robin: Ok. But you could at least urge Carly to tell AJ about his son. I mean, you always said that you were just sticking up for her while she was gone. She's back now.
Carly: Look, I don't blame you for not believing me. Why would you after all the times I've lied? But I swear I am telling you the truth.
Bobbie: Do you even know what that is anymore?
Carly: I'm not crazy, Bobbie. I just...never knew how to get what I wanted without fighting dirty. I came to port Charles to find you. I don't even know what I was looking for. I just knew that I had to see you, see who you were for myself.
Bobbie: Let me tell you another version of that story. You came here, you stumbled into my path, liked what you saw of my life, and decided you wanted it. Learning about the daughter I gave up was a bonanza for you, a weapon you could use against me, and you did every chance you got. Only this time you've really outdone yourself.
Carly: No, part of that is true. And I'm sorry. I am so sorry that I hurt you. I don't know why. Why didn't I just tell you who I was from the beginning? Maybe you would have been happy to see me and everything would have worked out. I don't know. But instead I made sure that wasn't even a possibility. I was angry at you for abandoning me, ok? For loving your little boy and the girl that you lost more than the little baby that you gave away. I was stupid and I did everything wrong, and I'm sorry. And I know it's probably too late to make it up, but I want to try, Bobbie. I'm so grateful to you. I mean, not just for getting me here tonight, for telling me some things that I really needed to hear about how you really loved that little girl that you had to give away. It made it ok for me to love my own baby.
Bobbie: You stop it, ok. Just stop it! 'Cause that baby that I gave birth to is dead. She's dead, ok? You got that? And there's no getting around that sad truth, no matter how many fantasies you spin.
Carly: I'm not the only one that lied to you.
Bobbie: Meaning what?
Carly: Look, I didn't--I didn't come here and plan to drop this whole thing on you, all right? I was just holding my child for the first time ever, and I saw you watching us. And I don't know, suddenly I wanted you to be as happy as I was. And I figured, hey, what could be better than finding out... that your daughter's not dead and the little boy that you're so fond of is really your grandson?
Bobbie: You know, I really--I can't listen to this anymore.
AJ: Really, trust your own instincts, Bobbie. She's lying, I'm sure.
Carly: Stay out of this!
Bobbie: AJ's right. You'll suck me into your craziness, and then I'll be lost again. Nah. Take care of yourself so you can be a mother to your son, but for God sake, Carly, leave me out of it.
Carly: I can prove it.
Bobbie: No. You know, I don't want to hear it.
Carly: Bobbie, please.
Bobbie: Tony. Come here, Tony. Wait till you hear this. You won't believe it. Go ahead, Carly. Tell him.
V: Hey. What happened to you?
James: Some guy jumped me, tied me up. Get me loose, will you? What's wrong?
V: Well, I just saw you looking for Felicia and you were wearing different clothes.
James: [Sighs] You're not gonna believe this, but there's two of us.
V: Oh, I believe it. Felicia and I just figured it out. The problem is, which one are you?
James: I swear, I'm the real Mac. These are the clothes I was wearing when I was kidnapped. The guy you just saw was James meadows, my look alike. He's the one that's been playing me for weeks. He's the one that jumped me and tied me up.
V: Ok, if you're Mac, where have you been all this time?
James: He kidnapped me and held me hostage outside of town. I escaped tonight.
V: Who kidnapped you and why?
James: The woman named Tess is involved. And James meadows. I...they didn't let me in on the master plan. Whatever it is, it must be big. Look, I've got to get out of here and get to Felicia. Now that he knows I'm free, he might try to kidnap her. Please help me.
V: Ok, I will. Ok. Oh, boy, is Felicia gonna be glad to hear you're all right. She thought someone harmed you. Ok, what did they use to tie your hands?
James: My socks.
V: Oh, by the way, the fake Mac proposed to her tonight and she accepted. He made this big announcement.
James: But she knew it really wasn't me.
V: Well, I mean, she thought it wasn't, but, you know, she agreed to the engagement just to throw him off. Ok, I almost got it. It's coming. It's coming.
Mac: Felicia, why would I spill all this to you if I was faking? Why would I blow my cover?
Felicia: I don't know what to believe.
Mac: [Sighs] Ok, ok. Something small that only you would remember. One year ago, valentine's day. I got you the red underwear with the hearts on it. Do you remember?
Felicia: Maybe they forced that out of the real Mac.
Mac: Felicia. I wish I had my own fingerprints right now so I could match them with the ones in my file.
Felicia: Well, why don't you? In fact, why didn't you call the police?
Mac: Because Tess and whoever she's working with has an agenda and James meadows doesn't know what it is yet. Look, I want to find out what it is before I bust them. This could still be dangerous.
Felicia: Hmm. Very clever. So you're not the one who proposed to me tonight?
Mac: No, I'm not.
Felicia: Well, you're dressed in the same clothes, all the way down to the shoes.
Mac: Felicia, I surprised James in the stairwell. I tied him up and switched clothes.
Felicia: Why'd you do that?
Mac: Because I don't want to be recaptured and dragged back to the cabin.
Felicia: So you're hiding in plain sight, disguised as yourself?
Mac: That's exactly what I'm doing.
Mac: Come on. Come on. I'll show you. Let's go. Come on.
Jason: Carly had a breakdown, breakthrough, whatever you want to call it, but she was afraid to even touch Michael until tonight. Now you're saying Bobbie's tearing into her. Robin, I'm not gonna make it worse by leaning on her about AJ right now.
Robin: So then if Bobbie and Carly stay estranged for life, then Carly never has to let AJ know that he has a son?
Jason: I know what Carly would be up against if the Quartermaines knew. No way will I tell her that it's wrong to protect herself and a kid from them. I think the roads are clear now. Can I give you a ride home?
Robin: Yeah. Thanks.
Jason: Johnny, we're gonna drop Ms. Scorpio off before we hit the penthouse. Thank you.
Edward: You know, this is impossible. If this fairytale is true, that means that my great grandson is part Spencer.
Monica: Well, he could do a lot worse than Bobbie for a grandmother.
Edward: Uh-huh. With Luke for a great uncle? Bad enough that my grandson's a partner in his club, now we're going to be expecting uncle Luke to stop by for holiday meals.
Alan: Nobody in their right mind would come to our house for a holiday meal.
Monica: Look, Bobbie is my dear friend and she has access to the baby. It can only be good for us.
Edward: Good or bad, it doesn't look like she's after the job.
Bobbie: Go ahead, Carly. Tell Tony what you just told me.
Tony: Now what is it?
Carly: Please don't do this. I didn't tell you to hurt anybody.
Bobbie: I didn't think it was possible, but she's topped herself. Carly claims she's my daughter. Incredible, huh? But it won't wash. You can't manipulate us, not anymore. Right, Tony? She's up to her old tricks. She's trying to play us up against each other. She's lying.
Tony: What makes you think she's lying?
Robin: This isn't just for Carly anymore, is it?
Jason: [Sighs] What isn't?
Robin: Caring for Michael.
Jason: I'm doing what I promised-- keeping him safe while he's with me.
Robin: I know. You even called a truce with somebody who tried to kill you.
Jason: Yep. And I'm gonna make that truce with marina work.
Robin: So the baby won't have to leave? Do you want to keep him, Jason?
Jason: Robin, you can't keep a person. I love Michael. And I want him to stay with me. As long as he does, I will protect him.
Robin: Can you try just a little to protect yourself?
[Car door closes]
Alan: [Sighs] Well, I'm gonna go out and see if the roads are clear yet.
Edward: No, don't. Don't hurry. I want to see how this plays out.
Jax: I hope you're not planning on spending the night down here.
Brenda: Oh, there's no rooms left.
Jax: Would you like me to try?
Brenda: No. Thanks. I really want to get home once the roads clear up.
Brenda: Is something funny?
Jax: No, it's just--it's just... it's nice to hear you speak of home.
Bobbie: You believe her? Why?
Tony: Because there's so much that didn't hang together. Her moods, her behaviors, the stories. My God, all the stories, they never stopped coming.
Bobbie: Oh, I hate to be the one to tell you, but you just heard another one.
Carly: No, it's not. But you know, you can forget I ever said it.
Tony: No, this answers a lot of questions. Why she came to Port Charles, to GH. Why she got herself into the nursing program when she obviously didn't have any affinity for the work. And how she wormed herself into our lives, first with Lucas, becoming his buddy, then offering to baby-sit for him, taking him skating, taking me skating to give me physical therapy. I mean, she was always around. Always wanting to help. Like arrange a romantic lunch between the two of us because I didn't have time to do it. Or helping you and the nurse's ball when you got hurt. Right down to wearing your dress. Then there was that time when you discovered her in our bedroom trying on your jewelry. It's no wonder she always pumped me about your past, always wanted to know everything about your long lost daughter. Of course, because it was never about me. It was always about stealing her mother's husband. She wanted what you had. She wanted to be you. And the first step, get back at mom by taking step dad to bed. And now I know what I saw in you. I saw her.
James: I'm heading straight for the grill. I hope Felicia's still there. Oh! Ahh.
V: How'd you know she was in the grill, James? I got to get this glass ashtray...
Mac: This is right where I left him. How did you get yourself untied, James?
James: Don't trust that guy, Felicia. He's James meadows. He's working with Tess.
Mac: I'm Mac. He's a cab driver they hired because of his resemblance to me.
James: That's right, James. You were driving a cab when you were discovered. Tell her how you and Tess couldn't be quiet in the cabin.
Mac: Felicia, they laced my food with drugs so I would stay groggy. She pumped me for information to feed him. Think back, he must have made a lot of mistakes.
James: And he'd know what they are since they were his. Look, I fed Tess the wrong stuff to sabotage him.
Mac: I didn't even know that he was still alive until I saw a photograph of him with Dara in a newspaper that Tess left.
Felicia: Stop it now. Both of you stop it.
Mac: I'm sorry. So sorry. This must be bringing back horrible nightmares of Ryan and Kevin. Look, trust me, this guy is no Ryan. He's not a killer, he's a loser.
James: Don't listen to him, Felicia. Don't listen to him. So he researched our lives. That's all it is, research.
Felicia: I know how to settle this. Kiss me.
James: With pleasure.
Felicia: Now you.
Mac: Aren't you gonna ask me to pucker up, lover boy?
Felicia: Ahh. There were other people in that room. Somebody might have told you I said that. Welcome back, Mac. Don't let him get away.
James: Wait a minute. Hey, I'm not going anywhere. What about us?
Felicia: What about us?
James: Felicia, I am crazy about you. You are the most amazing, fantastic, most beautiful woman I've ever known. I would do anything for you.
Felicia: Then why did you take my friend and keep him a prisoner?
James: For money. Look, I'm sorry, but I would never do anything to hurt you. Felicia, I know how to treat you with the way you deserve, not the way he does. Maybe you've been friends with him for a long time, but he doesn't know how to make you happy. I do.
Mac: This is unbelievable. You're a criminal. You're going to prison.
James: Not necessarily. Look, maybe I can turn state's evidence, get probation. I've never been in trouble with the law before. Ok, sure, I was drifting, you know, but getting to know you has made me want to settle down and change my life. I meant something to you. That's why you agreed to marry me.
Mac: She was suspicious of you, moron. Speaking of which, "A," why would you--why would you do something like that when you knew something was off with him? And "b," why would you agree to marry me when you knew it wasn't me?
Jax: Well, if you're gonna be ok, I think I'm gonna head up to the penthouse pretty soon.
Brenda: Oh, yeah. Well, you shouldn't keep anyone waiting on my account.
Jax: Well, I don't want to keep my associates waiting tomorrow morning. I assume things will be back to normal by then. I have work to catch up on.
Brenda: Right. Well, you should go catch up on your work, then.
Jax: I'll call you tomorrow.
Jax: Good night.
Johnny: The roads are clear. Mr. Morgan took the baby home. He sent me back to pick you up.
Edward: Oh, what about the rest of us? Or did Mr. Morgan arrange to have only the route to his house cleared, huh?
Johnny: As far as I know, most of the main roads have been cleared.
Mike: What do you say, fellow god parent, you want a ride home?
Emily: No, I'm going to stay at my grandmother's suite tonight.
Mike: Ok. Good night, honey.
Emily: Good night.
Emily: I'm going to stay with grandmother tonight.
Monica: Oh, good idea.
Emily: Ok, see you.
Monica: [Sighs] Now, where did Alan go?
Alan: I was just hoping the pharmacy was open so I could get some aspirin. I've got the most splitting headache.
Carly: For the record, I have no intention of forcing myself or my son on you. But if you ever want a daughter, admittedly a rotten one... you know where to find me.
Felicia: Before you jump to conclusions, why don't you ask me what my ulterior motive was for accepting the proposal.
Mac: Ok, what was your ulterior motive?
Felicia: I was stringing him along to try to get information about you. You have no idea how scary and how strange these past few weeks have been. Having you there but not really there. You were different in so many little, small ways. I couldn't understand why I missed you so much because you were with me all the time. I hadn't realized how your stubborn, frustrating ways meant to me until they weren't there anymore.
James: What was I supposed to do, be rotten to you?
Felicia: Mac has never been rotten to me. Mac is just...Mac.
James: Felicia, I'm offering you Mac plus. And the plus part is that I will treat you like a queen because that's exactly what you are to me.
Felicia: I'm sorry, I never meant to hurt you. What am I apologizing to you for? So what do we do now?
Mac: Where's Tess?
James: Haven't got a clue.
Mac: Does she know about the engagement?
James: Of course not. It wasn't part of the plan. I was breaking ranks.
Mac: Or following orders.
Felicia: How do we know which?
Mac: We don't. So we're just gonna have to keep the status quo until we find out.
Felicia: The status quo meaning what?
Mac: Felicia, everyone in towns thinks that we're engaged. It's not gonna kill us to be engaged for a little while, is it?
Felicia: I don't think anybody's ever died from it. I don't think.
Mac: No, you don't. Where do you think you're going? You're not going anywhere.
Felicia: What are we gonna do with him, Mac?
Alan: Mr. Harvey.
Mr. Harvey: Dr. Quartermaine. I just heard the roads are clear.
Alan: Oh, good, good. Listen, I have a patient in the grill that needs medication immediately. I know you have a key to the pharmacy. Could I have it, please?
Virginia: Oh, I am so glad to see you. That nice man at the reception desk told me you were right here in the hotel. Oh, I wanted to surprise you. But well, to be honest, I was afraid that if you knew, you'd tell me not to come. But I--well, I certainly picked some night, huh, to leave sunny Florida. Gosh, I hope I haven't come at a bad time. Caroline. Oh, oh, my goodness. Oh, Caroline. Oh! [Sobbing]
Carly: Um, Johnny, listen. Will you just tell Jason I'll call him when I need a ride?
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