GH Transcript Thursday 7/22/99

 

General Hospital Transcript Thursday 7/22/99

Provided by Laura

EDWARD: WELL, IT SEEMS
AS IF WE HAVE WALKED
IN ON A VERITABLE BEEHIVE
OF ACTIVITY, GERTRUDE.
SAY, IS THIS THE --
IS THIS THE CHAMPAGNE YOU WERE
LOOKING FOR, HUH?
JAX: YES, ACTUALLY, IT IS
THE CHAMPAGNE THAT WE WERE
LOOKING FOR.
THANK YOU.
CHLOE, WHAT DOES SHE DO?
DOES SHE SOAK THE STAIN OR RUB
THE CHAMPAGNE INTO THE STAIN
WITH A CLOTH?
CHLOE: SOAK FIRST, THEN RUB.
JAX: OK.
ALEXIS: SOAK AND RUB.
GOT IT.
MM-HMM.
GERTRUDE: WHAT STAIN?
OR DARE I ASK?
JAX: OH, YOU CAN'T THINK THAT
I'LL LET MY WIFE RUN AROUND
DRESSED LIKE THIS.
EDWARD: YOU'RE USING
$80-A-BOTTLE CHAMPAGNE AS SPOT
REMOVER?
CHLOE: ONE OF HAUTE COUTURE'S
BEST-KEPT SECRETS -- EXPENSIVE
CHAMPAGNE TO REMOVE A STUBBORN
BERRY STAIN.
ALEXIS: I LIVE FOR
BLACKBERRIES IN THE SUMMER,
AND MY DARLING HUSBAND WAS SWEET
ENOUGH TO BUY ME A PINT OF THEM.
AND I HAD A LITTLE BOWL
ON MY LAP, AND ONE GOT CRUSHED
INTO MY DRESS.
SO YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT THAT
DOES.
SO I REALLY NEED TO GET ON UP
THERE AND GET THAT STAIN OUT.
EDWARD: WELL, FAR BE IT
FROM GERTRUDE AND ME
TO INTERRUPT A STAIN-FIGHTING
EMERGENCY.
ALEXIS: IT'S LAID OUT
ON THE BED UPSTAIRS.
EDWARD: I DON'T DOUBT IT,
MY DEAR.
NOW, ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT
THE DRESS OR MY GRANDSON
NED, HMM?

KATHERINE: YOU TOLD ME LAST
NIGHT IN THIS VERY OFFICE THAT
YOU WANTED TO HAVE LUNCH
WITH ELIZABETH.
DON'T YOU REMEMBER THAT?
NIKOLAS: IT NEVER HAPPENED.
KATHERINE: WELL,
MAYBE I MISHEARD YOU, OR MAYBE
IT WASN'T LAST NIGHT.
BUT WHEN I TOLD YOUR SECRETARY
TO CALL HER, I HONESTLY BELIEVED
THAT --
NIKOLAS: STOP LYING,
KATHERINE.
YOU WANTED HER TO WALK IN ON US
MAKING LOVE.
KATHERINE: ARE YOU LISTENING
TO YOURSELF?
HOW COULD I POSSIBLY ARRANGE
FOR THAT TO HAPPEN --
FOR YOU TO WANT ME AT THE EXACT
MOMENT I WANTED YOU?
NIKOLAS: I SEE.
ELIZABETH HAS KNOWN ALL ALONG
YOU AND I WERE SLEEPING
TOGETHER.
BUT THAT WASN'T ENOUGH.
MAKING HER WATCH WAS YOUR SICK
WAY OF STAKING YOUR CLAIM.
YOU WANTED TO SHOW HER THE POWER
THAT YOU HELD OVER ME,
AND YOU WANTED TO SHOW ME, TOO.
WELL, UNDERSTAND THIS --
THAT POWER IS GONE.
I WILL NEVER TOUCH YOU AGAIN,
AND I WISH I NEVER HAD TO SEE
YOU AGAIN.
KATHERINE: YOU KNOW,
IT'S EASY IN A MOMENT OF ANGER
TO FORGET THE GOOD THINGS --
WHAT WE'VE BEEN TO EACH OTHER,
WHAT OUR FEELINGS ARE FOR EACH
OTHER.
I'VE MADE MISTAKES, YES.
BUT SO HAVE YOU.
WHO ELSE HAS LOVED YOU THE WAY
I HAVE?
I'VE BEEN YOUR CONFIDANTE,
YOUR CHEERLEADER, YOUR FRIEND.
I'VE ENCOURAGED YOUR
INDEPENDENCE.
I'VE HELPED YOU TO GET
ON YOUR OWN AND BE SEPARATE
FROM WHAT STEFAN WANTS.
NIKOLAS: A LIFE OF MY OWN.
IS THIS WHAT YOU CALL THIS CAGE
THAT YOU KEEP ME IN TO MAKE SURE
THAT I DON'T WANDER TOO FAR?
AT LEAST WHAT MY FATHER WANTS
FOR ME REALLY IS FOR ME
AND NOT FOR HIS OWN STIMULATION.
KATHERINE: BE CAREFUL
IF YOU WALK OUT THAT DOOR,
NIKOLAS.
BECAUSE WHEN YOU CHANGE
YOUR MIND, AS WE BOTH KNOW THAT
YOU WILL, YOU MIGHT FIND THAT IT
DOESN'T SWING SO EASILY
THE OTHER WAY.
HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE LIED
IN BED AT NIGHT AND YOU'VE
WHISPERED TO ME THAT I WAS
THE BEST THING THAT EVER
HAPPENED TO YOU?
NIKOLAS: I'M A CASSADINE.
WE'RE NOTHING IF NOT GOOD LIARS.

A.J.: YOU KNEW THAT I NEEDED
TO REVIEW THOSE REPORTS TONIGHT.
I ASKED YOU TO LEAVE THEM
ON MY DESK THIS MORNING WHEN
I LEFT.
WHAT?
A REMINDER?
DID NED SEND YOU REMINDERS?
NO, DIANE.
YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO HELP ME KEEP
MY SCHEDULE, NOT THE OTHER WAY
AROUND.
CARLY: SOUNDS LIKE YOU NEED
A NEW SECRETARY, HONEY.
A.J.: I'M BEING SET UP
TO FAIL, AND IT'S GRANDFATHER'S
FAULT.

CARLY: SO YOU THINK THAT
YOUR GRANDFATHER IS PURPOSELY
TRYING TO SABOTAGE YOU?
A.J.: DIGGING MY GRAVE,
BUT LETTING SOMEONE ELSE WIELD
THE SHOVEL.
HE TAKES CONSPICUOUSLY THIS
"HEY, LET'S SEE IF A.J. SINKS
OR SWIMS" ATTITUDE, WHICH THEN
GIVES EVERYONE ELSE THE GREEN
LIGHT TO TRY AND SINK ME --
UPPER MANAGEMENT, MY EXECUTIVE
ASSISTANT, ALL HANDPICKED
BY NED.
THEY BLAME ME BECAUSE HE'S GONE.
THEY THINK MY ONLY
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS JOB IS
THE FACT THAT I SPAWNED A MALE
HEIR.
CARLY: WHAT IF YOU TOOK
THE WORST OFFENDER AND YOU FIRED
HIM OR HER?
WOULDN'T THAT SHAKE
THE OTHERS UP?
A.J.: YOU KNOW WHAT?
CARLY, THESE PEOPLE ARE
THE HEADS OF OUR DIVISIONS.
THEY -- THEY SUPERVISE SPECIAL
REPORTS, AND THE FACT IS I'M NOT
UP TO SPEED YET.
I NEED THEM, AND THEY KNOW IT.
THEY ALSO KNOW THAT I WILL
REPLACE THEM AS SOON AS I'M ABLE
TO, UNLESS, OF COURSE, THEY GET
RID OF ME FIRST.
SO BASICALLY IT'S A HORSE RACE.
THIS MORNING I DECIDED TO BLOW
OFF A MEETING -- RETURN SOME
CALLS, GET CAUGHT UP ON SOME
REPORTS.
BUT OF COURSE NO ONE MENTIONED
TO TELL ME THAT OUR MOST
IMPORTANT SHIPPING PARTNER WAS
ATTENDING.
GRANDFATHER -- HE WILL GO
THROUGH THE ROOF, I'M
TELLING YOU.
CARLY: WELL, IT'S NOT REALLY
YOUR FAULT.
A.J.: DOESN'T MATTER.
THE BUCK STOPS WITH ME.
BUT OF COURSE, IN REALITY,
GRANDFATHER'S STILL IN COMMAND.
HE LIKES TO PRETEND THAT HE'S
JUST SEMIRETIRED.
HE MAY MEAN WELL WHEN HE WISHES
ME ALL THE BEST, BUT WHEN
HE HIRES A NEW C.E.O.,
HE BECOMES CAPTAIN AHAB
AND THE NEW GUY IN CHARGE IS
MOBY DICK.
CARLY: OH, BOY.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST TELL EDWARD
THAT YOU WERE DOING SOMETHING
THAT WAS MORE IMPORTANT?
A.J.: YOU KNOW WHAT HE'D SAY?
[IMITATES EDWARD]
"THERE'S NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT.
HMM."
CARLY: WELL, THAT'S NOT
REALLY HIS JUDGMENT TO MAKE.
YOU JUST TELL HIM THAT YOU WERE
PRIORITIZING THE WAY THAT
YOU SAW FIT -- BOLD-FACED LIE
OR NOT.
I KNOW THAT'S WHAT NED WOULD DO.
THE THING THAT YOU CAN'T SAY,
A.J., IS THAT YOU'RE BEING KEPT
IN THE DARK BECAUSE THAT MAKES
IT SOUND LIKE YOU'RE
AT THE COMPANY'S MERCY AND NOT
IN CHARGE OF IT.
A.J.: [NORMAL VOICE]
THAT'S TRUE.
CARLY: OK.
A.J.: MM-HMM.
AND VERY PERCEPTIVE, BY THE WAY.
CARLY: WELL, THANK YOU.
I'VE BEEN AROUND LONG ENOUGH
TO SEE HOW YOU PEOPLE ARGUE
HERE.
IT'S -- YOU COULD BE ARGNG
ABOUT WHETHER THE EARTH WAS
ROUND OR FLAT, AND IT WOULDN'T
MATTER WHO WAS RIGHT.
IT'S THE ONE WHO INSISTS,
THE ONE WHO IS MOST SURE
OF HIMSELF.
THAT'S WHO WINS.

FELICIA: NO. NO.
I'M NOT -- I'M NOT GOING TO GO
IN THERE.
LUKE: OK.
NO, COME ON.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO.
YOU CAN STAY OUT HERE.
JUST MAKE SURE NOBODY COMES
ALONG AND SEALS ME UP
HERMETICALLY INSIDE, OK?
FELICIA: NO, WAIT.
WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE TO GO
IN THERE AT ALL?
MRS. WALSH MADE IT ALL VERY
CLEAR.
THE NIGHT BEFORE ELLIOTT
THOMPSON WAS SUPPOSED TO GO
INTO THE ARMY, HE SHOWED UP HERE
IN OYSTER BAY.
HE TALKED TO EDWARD, AND THAT'S
OBVIOUSLY THE NIGHT THAT IT
HAPPENED.
LUKE: "IT"?
FELICIA: IT.
YOU KNOW -- THE ACCIDENT.
LUKE: FELICIA, PEOPLE DON'T
ACCIDENTALLY GET STUFFED
IN THE WRONG DRAWER IN A CRYPT.
ELLIOTT THOMPSON WAS MURDERED.
WE'RE GOING TO PROVE IT TONIGHT.
FELICIA: WHY ARE
YOU SO DETERMINED TO PROVE THAT
EDWARD QUARTERMAINE IS GUILTY
OF MURDER?
LUKE: BECAUSE THE EVIDENCE
SHOWS IT, AND BECAUSE WHEN I WAS
LOCKED UP IN HERE AND LEFT
FOR DEAD, I LOST MY GOODWILL.
FELICIA: WELL, ME, TOO.
BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT
EDWARD IS GUILTY.
I AM PERFECTLY WILLING
TO CONCEDE THAT MAYBE ELLIOTT
DIDN'T DIE OF NATURAL CAUSES,
BUT DON'T YOU THINK IT'S JUST
AS POSSIBLE THAT EDWARD
AND ELLIOTT GOT INTO A FIGHT
OVER LILA, AND ELLIOTT MAYBE
FELL AND HURT HIS HEAD
ON HIS OWN?
LUKE: WELL, IT'S EVEN MORE
POSSIBLE THAT HE WAS BEANED
WITH A FIREPLACE POKER.
COME ON, NOW.
YOU'VE THOUGHT OF IT, TOO.
I KNOW YOU HAVE.
THAT FIREPLACE SET
AT JENNINGS SR.'S -- THE KING
OF DENMARK'S COTTAGE.
YOU NOTICED THOSE.
WE TALKED ABOUT IT.
FELICIA: POKER DIDN'T MATCH
THE SET.
LUKE: THAT'S RIGHT.
THE SHOVEL AND THE TONGS WERE
HEAVY, EXPENSIVE BRASS LIKE
THE QUARTERMAINES WOULD OWN.
AND MRS. WALSH SAID THAT EDWARD
GOT RID OF MOST OF THE
FURNISHINGS IN THE HOUSE AFTER
HIS FATHER DIED.
SO IT'S QUITE POSSIBLE THAT
JENNINGS SR. COULD HAVE ENDED UP
WITH THE FIREPLACE SET.
BUT THE FIREPLACE POKER --
I'LL COVER ALL BET-- IS
IN THERE STUFFED BEHINDOF ELLIOTT
THOMPSON'S BONE STRUCTURE.
SO, KEEP AN EYE OUT, HUH?

JAX: WHAT GIVES YOU THE RIGHT
TO BARGE IN HERE AND ACCUSE
MY WIFE OF INFIDELITY?
EDWARD: OH, SPARE ME ALL THIS
SHAM INDIGNATION.
NOW, THIS CHARADE HAS GONE
ON LONG ENOUGH.
THE ONLY REASON THAT YOU ARE
CALLING THIS WOMAN YOUR WIFE IS
BECAUSE GERTRUDE CAUGHT CHLOE
RUNNING AWAY TO LAS VEGAS
WITH NED.
GERTRUDE: YOU MAY THINK
YOU CAN FOOL ONE OF US, BUT BOTH
OF US?
NOT LIKELY.
EDWARD: YOU SEE -- YOU SEE,
CHLOE THOUGHT THAT A QUICKIE
WEDDING TO A MAN WHO HAS HAD
QUITE A PRACTICE OF SAYING
"I DO" WOULD SUFFICE.
BUT UNRTUNATELY FOR HER,
THE BRITISH COURTS THOUGHT
OTHERWISE.
JAX: I SEE HIS LIPS MOVING,
BUT DO YOU UNDERSTAND A WORD
HE'S SAYING?
CHLOE: I'M AFRAID THIS ALL
HAS TO DO WITH GERTRUDE'S GREED.
GERTRUDE
CHLOE: UNCLE HERBERT LEFT
HER WELL PROVIDED FOR.
BUT OBVIOUSLY SHE SQUANDERED
THE MONEY AND IN LIEU OF ANOTHER
RICH HUSBAND HAS SET HER SIGHTS
ON WHAT I EARNED WITH
MY INHERITANCE -- MY DESIGNS,
MY COMPANY, MY LABELS,
MY CLIENTS.
GERTRUDE: OH, BE QUIET.
DO YOU SEE WHAT I HAVE
TO TOLERATE?
MY DEAR, IF YOU WEREN'T SO BUSY
GOING TO PARTIES AND HOBNOBBING
WITH THE RICH AND FAMOUS,
YOU MIGHT HAVE FOUND A NICE BOY
AND SETTLED DOWN AS
UNCLE HERBERT WANTED.
BUT AS IT IS NOW, YOU ONLY HAVE
TWO WEEKS LEFT TO BE MARRIED,
AND I DON'T SEE A WEDDING
IN YOUR FUTURE -- NOT
WITH YOUR FIANCE UPSTAIRS
WAITING TO MAKE LOVE TO ANOTHER
WOMAN.
ALEXIS: THERE IS NOTHING
UPSTAIRS IN THAT BEDROOM BESIDE
A DRESS WITH A BERRY STAIN
ON IT.
EDWARD: WELL, I HAVE THE SPOT
REMOVER.
LET'S HAVE AT IT.
HERE I COME, SPOT.
YOU'RE ABOUT TO GET CAUGHT
WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN.
NED: WHAT ARE YOU BELLOWING
ABOUT?
AND DON'T I LIVE HERE ALONE?
I DID WHEN I LEFT THIS MORNING.

JAX: WELL, IT'S ABOUT TIME
YOU GOT HERE.
NED: I'M A LITTLE LATE
FOR LUNCH, SO YOU DECIDE
TO THROW AN ORGY?
JAX: A LITTLE LATE
FOR LUNCH?
NED: I TOLD YOU MY L&B
MEETING MIGHT RUN OVER.
AND WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?
AND ISN'T THAT MY SHIRT?
ALEXIS: YES.
I SPILLED SOMETHING, AND I WAS
HOPING TO REMOVE IT.
NED: OH.
LOOKS REMOVED TO ME.
SWEETHEART.
HONEY.
WHEN I --
WHEN I GAVE YOU THE KEY
TO THE GATEHOUSE, DID I FORGET
TO MENTION NOT TO OPEN THE DOOR
TO STRANGERS?
CHLOE: UH --
NED: FOR INSTANCE, JAX IS
STRANGE.
BUT THESE TWO ARE STRANGER.
OR DID YOU INVITE THEM
TO LUNCH, TOO?
CHLOE: NO.
GERTRUDE AND EDWARD HAD A BOUT
WITH PARANOIA AND DECIDED
TO COME BY AND SHARE IT WITH US.
NED: GOOD.
THEN I CAN KICK THEM OUT.
CHLOE: YES.
YOU ARE THE MAN OF THE HOUSE.
EDWARD: WELL, FIRST I'D LIKE
TO SEE THAT BERRY-STAINED DRESS
THAT WE'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT.
GERTRUDE: YES.
IF CHAMPAGNE GETS THE STAIN OUT,
WE COULD MAKE A FORTUNE BOTTLING
THE STUFF.
CHLOE: IT COMES BOTTLED,
GERTRUDE.
JAX: I'M SORRY.
I HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE AT THIS
ENTIRELY INAPPROPRIATE INTEREST
IN MY WIFE'S CLOTHING.
NOT TO MENTION HER LEGS.
AND DON'T TELL ME YOU HAVEN'T
BEEN LOOKING.
EDWARD: NO, I DIDN'T --
NED: LET'S CONTINUE THIS
CONVERSATION AT A LATER DATE.
NOT THAT I HAVE MUCH CHOICE.
EDWARD: NOW, LOOK,
NED, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING,
AND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET AWAY
WITH IT.
NED: ALLOW ME.
EDWARD: WELL, YOU THINK
YOU --
NED: GERTRUDE?
JAX: "BERRY STAINS"?
CHLOE: WHAT WAS YOUR
CHAMPAGNE SPOT REMOVER SUPPOSED
TO REMOVE?
ALEXIS: I THINK IT WAS
A PERFECTLY REASONABLE SOLUTION.
I MEAN, I'M ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE
WHOSE CLOTHES ARE LIKE A MAD
SCIENTIST'S LABORATORY.
I'M ALWAYS SPILLING THINGS
ON MYSELF AND TRYING TO GET THEM
OUT WITH SOMETHING FIZZY.
NED: DOES CHAMPAGNE WORK?
ALEXIS: ABSOLUTELY NOT.
IT SETS THE STAIN AND PRETTY
MUCH GUARANTEES THAT IT WILL
NEVER COME OUT.
NED: YOU BETTER KEEP
THE SHIRT, THEN, BECAUSE
YOUR DRESS IS RUINED.
JAX: SNAP OUT OF IT, NED.
THE BERRIES WERE FICTIONAL.
NED: YES, BUT NOT
THE FOUNTAIN PEN THAT I OPENED
UPSTAIRS ONTO IT.
YOU SEE, I SPILLED INK ALL OVER
YOUR DRESS, AND THEN I HOPPED
OUT THE WINDOW AND SLID DOWN
THE ROOF.
ALEXIS: SUCH DERRING-DO.
MY HERO.
CHLOE: YOU COULD HAVE BROKEN
SOMETHING, NED.
NED: ACTUALLY, I MAY HAVE.
HOW BAD IS IT?
CHLOE: OH --
JAX: OOH.
CHLOE: I WILL REPLACE
YOUR SUIT, AND I WILL REPLACE
YOUR DRESS.
NED: NO, YOU WON'T.
AND YOU WON'T START APOLOGIZING,
EITHER, BECAUSE I CAN'T TELL
YOU HOW MUCH I ENJOY PUTTING ONE
OVER ON EDWARD
BUT THAT WAS A CLOSE CALL.
I SUGGEST THE NEXT TIME ALEXIS
AND I WANT TO BE ALONE, WE HAVE
TO BE A LITTLE MORE CAREFUL.
JAX: WHO SAYS THERE'S GOING
TO BE A NEXT TIME?

ELIZABETH: YOU'RE BACK.
NIKOLAS: I'M BACK.
ELIZABETH: CAN I GET
YOU SOMETHING?
NIKOLAS: A FRIEND WOULD --
A FRIEND WOULD BE NICE.
I --
I ENDED THINGS WITH KATHERINE.
I GUESS THAT CAN'T SURPRISE
YOU VERY MUCH.
I CONFRONTED HER.
SHE LIED.
I THOUGHT SHE WOULD.
SUDDENLY, TODAY, EVERY LIE THAT
SHE EVER TOLD ME ROSE UP ALL
AT ONCE,
AND I COULD SEE IN STARK,
UNFLATTERING DETAIL JUST WHAT
WE HAD TOGETHER.
IT WAS LIKE -- IT WAS LIKE
THE SPELL WAS BROKEN.
I THOUGHT SHE WAS PERFECTION,
AN IDEAL OF SOMETHING.
WELL, NOW I -- NOW I SEE THAT'S
BECAUSE I ONLY WANTED
HER SO MUCH.
NOW I DON'T.
IT DISGUSTS ME TO THINK THAT
I EVER DID.
I MEAN, I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAS
SO GULLIBLE.
ELIZABETH: NIKOLAS, DON'T.
IF THERE'S ONE THING I KNOW,
IT'S HOW WRONG IT IS TO BLAME
YOURSELF FOR WHAT SOMEONE ELSE
DID TO YOU.

CARLY: OK.
YOU NEED TO HIRE YOUR DIVISION
HEAD AN ASSISTANT.
THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL HIM.
WHAT HE REALLY WILL BE DOING IS
LEARNING THE JOB OF THE DIVISION
HEAD AND REPORTING BACK
TO YOU ABOUT WHO INSIDE THAT
DIVISION CAN BE TRUSTED.
A.J.: WHERE DID YOU LEARN
SO MUCH ABOUT CORPORATE
MANAGEMENT?
CARLY: I'VE BEEN FIRED A LOT.
I DON'T KNOW.
I GUESS I JUST -- I JUST KNOW
HOW PEOPLE OPERATE.
SO, BUT WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO
AS SOON AS YOU CAN IS SEND THAT
DIVISION HEAD TO SIBERIA
AND THEN HIRE ANOTHER ASSISTANT
FOR ANOTHER DIVISION HEAD,
AND SO ON AND SO ON AND SO FORTH
UNTIL, YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE
PEOPLE ARE SHAKING IN
THEIR BOOTS AND THEY WON'T DARE
MESS WITH YOU.
WHAT?
A.J.: NOTHING.
OH, I'M SOLD.
I'LLO IT.
BUT I THINK I JUST FIGURED OUT
WHERE YOUR GRASP FOR MANAGEMENT
STRATEGY COMES FROM.
CARLY: WHERE?
A.J.: WATCHING JASON WHEN
HE TOOK OVER FOR SONNY.
CARLY: UM, YEAH.
I GUESS MAYBE THAT'S --
A.J.: CARLY, IT'S ALL RIGHT.
ALL THAT MATTERS TO ME IS THAT
YOU CARE ABOUT ME -- MY WORK,
MY POSITION -- ENOUGH TO WANT
TO HELP.
CARLY: I DO.
OF COURSE I DO.
AND I --
OH, I HATE THE WAY THAT NED
AND GRANDFATHER TREAT YOU.
ALL OF THEM SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW.
I MEAN, AREN'T WE SUPPOSED TO BE
A TEAM?

EDWARD: OH, THERE YOU ARE.
LET'S SEE, YOU'VE HAD CONTROL
OF E.L.Q. FOR, WHAT, LESS THAN
THREE WEEKS, AND YOU'RE ALREADY
RUNNING IT INTO THE GROUND.

EDWARD: I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW
THAT YOU MISSED A VERY IMPORTANT
MEETING THIS MORNING THAT COULD
HAVE BEEN CRITICAL TO OUR FUTURE
AS THE LEADERS OF THE --
A.J.: THAT'S AN
OVERSTATEMENT.
I REALLY THINK THAT IS.
NOW, I GRANT YOU THERE WERE SOME
PRETTY BIG HITTERS IN
ATTENDANCE.
EDWARD: YOU KNEW ABOUT IT
AND YOU'RE NOT EVEN GOING
TO PLEAD THAT IT SLIPPED
YOUR MIND?
COME ON.
A.J.: WELL, I'D HAVE BEEN
THERE IF I HN'T HAD BETTER
THINGS TO DO.
EDWARD: OH, REALLY?
LIKE WHAT?
A.J.: LIKE GETTING VIRATEX
APPROVED.
EDWARD: OH, THAT'S
RIDICULOUS.
THE F.D.A. HASN'T EVEN AGREED
TO LOOK AT OUR STUDY DATA YET.
A.J.: UNTIL NOW.
I WAS ON A CONFERENCE CALL
WITH -- WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT?
YOU'RE SO OUT OF THE LOOP,
NAMES REALLY DON'T MATTER.
BUT, GRANDFATHER, PRIORITIES
HAVE TO BE SET.
DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE.
AND YOU TRUST ME TO MAKE THEM.
THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE GIVEN ME
THE JOB.
EDWARD: AND I'M GOING TO BE
TAKING A MUCH CLOSER LOOK
AT YOUR PRIORITIES FROM NOW ON,
YOUNG MAN.
A.J.: YOU DO THAT.
EDWARD: YEAH, I WILL.
A.J.: HUH?
CARLY: OH, THAT WAS GREAT!

ELIZABETH: KATHERINE'S A LOT
OLDER THAN YOU ARE.
SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING
THE ENTIRE TIME.
SHE KNEW YOUR FAMILY, KNEW HOW
YOU WERE RAISED, KNEW THAT
FRIENDS WERE SOMETHING YOU HAD
IN SHORT SUPPLY.
NIKOLAS: UNTIL YOU AND LUCKY
AND EMILY, YEAH.
ELIZABETH: SHE TOOK ALL
THE HARD THINGS YOU WENT THROUGH
THAT YOU COULDN'T OR DIDN'T KNOW
HOW TO EXPRESS WITH ANYONE
AND MADE IT SEEM LIKE SHE WAS
THE ONLY ONE THAT UNDERSTOOD.
SHE WANTED TO BE THE ONLY PERSON
YOU RELIED ON, THE ONLY PERSON
YOU TRUSTED.
AND WHY WOULDN'T YOU TRUST HER?
NIKOLAS: YOU ALL WARNED ME.
ELIZABETH: SHE KNEW
YOU BEFORE WE DID.
I'M SURE SHE WARNED
YOU ABOUT US.
NIKOLAS: WHAT WOULD LUCKY SAY
IF HE WERE HERE?
HE WOULD REALLY RUB MY FACE
IN IT.
ELIZABETH: WE DISCUSSED IT
ONCE.
I WAS DISAPPROVING.
HE WAS NOT SO.
BUT I'M PRETTY SURE HE'D SAY,
"WELL, I'LL BET IT WAS GOOD
WHILE IT LASTED."
NIKOLAS: YOU KNOW,
YOU'RE RIGHT.
I MEAN, LET'S FACE IT, HE COULD
BE REALLY JUDGMENTAL.
BUT JUST WHEN HE HAD YOU DEAD
TO RIGHTS AND YOU'D THINK HE'D
LET YOU HAVE IT, HE NEVER DID.
ELIZABETH: HE LOVED YOU.
HE WANTED YOU TO HAVE A BETTER
LIFE.
AND I'M SURE YOU'LL ENJOY
YOUR LIFE A WHOLE LOT BETTER NOW
THAT KATHERINE'S NOT IN IT.
NIKOLAS: I ALREADY DO.
I MAY BE EMBARRASSED.
I MAY FEEL LIKE A COMPLETE
IDIOT.
BUT WHAT I MOSTLY FEEL IS --
IS FREE.

CHLOE: YOU'RE CHANGING
THE RULES, AND I WON'T HAVE IT.
JAX: WHAT RULES?
WE'RE FLYING BY THE SEAT
OF OUR PANTS HERE.
ALEXIS: THAT'S HOW HE IS
AS A PILOT, TOO.
JAX: HEY --
CHLOE: NED AND I AGREED
TO MARRY FOR APPEARANCES' SAKE
ONLY.
NOT SEEING THE WOMAN HE LOVES
WAS NOT A PART OF THE DEAL.
JAX: WELL, A LOT HAS CHANGED
SINCE THEN.
NOW THE WOMAN HE LOVES IS
MARRIED TO ME, AND I'M NOT ABOUT
TO SPEND THE NEXT YEAR MAKING
LIKE AN UNDERCOVER AGENT EVERY
TIME THESE TWO WANT TO PLAY
FOOTSIES.
ALEXIS: DOES THAT MEAN WE'RE
GOING TO STAY MARRIED
FOR A WHOLE YEAR, TOO?
JAX: NO, OF COURSE NOT.
SORRY, SOMETIMES I GET CONFUSED
WHO'S MARRIED TO WHOM OR WHY
OR HOW TO GET OUT OF IT.
BUT ONE THING'S FOR SURE --
NO MATTER HOW CAREFULLY
WE ARRANGE THESE LITTLE
VISITATIONS OF YOURS,
EVENTUALLY YOU'RE GOING TO GET
CAUGHT AND THIS WHOLE MADNESS
WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR NOTHING.
NOW, WOULDN'T IT BE EASIER
IF THE TWO OF YOU JUST ABSTAINED
FROM SEEING EACH OTHER
FOR A WHILE?
ALEXIS: EASIER FOR WHOM?
CHLOE: I DON'T SUBSCRIBE
TO THAT DEFEATIST ATTITUDE.
WE'RE ALL REASONABLY CLEVER
PEOPLE, AND ALL GERTRUDE IS IS
CUNNING.
IN A BATTLE OF WITS AGAINST
THE FOUR OF US, SHE DOESN'T
STAND A CHANCE.
HOWEVER, IF WE HAVE REACHED
THE POINT IN THIS SITUATION
WHERE ABSURDITY OUTWEIGHS
THE ADVANTAGES, THEN I AM
PERSONALLY PREPARED TO DROP
THE WHOLE THING AND TAKE
THE CONSEQUENCES.
JAX: I DIDN'T MEAN THAT.
ALEXIS: THAT'S NOT WHAT
WE WANT, CHLOE.
CHLOE: AT THIS POINT, I WOULD
RATHER LOSE MY BUSINESS THAN
THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE PEOPLE
IN THIS ROOM, AND THAT IS
THE TRUTH.
NED: IT HASN'T COME TO THAT,
AND IT WON'T.
ALEXIS: THAT'S RIGHT.
NED: BECAUSE I HAVE
A SOLUTION.
AND IT'S VERY SIMPLE.
THE FOUR OF US WILL MOVE
IN TOGETHER.

LUKE: YOU.
I THOUGHT YOU'D SHIPPED OUT
TO DO YOUR PATRIOTIC DUTY.
MAN: AND WHAT IF I DON'T?
WHAT IF I CHANGED MY MIND?
LUKE: THAT'S BETWEEN
YOU AND THE ARMY, ELLIOTT.
PERHAPS THEY'LL DECLINE
YOU ON MEDICAL REASONS
IF YOU MENTION YOU HAVE
NO SPINE.
ELLIOTT: IT'S WHAT YOU'VE
BEEN LIVING FOR, ISN'T IT,
QUARTERMAINE?
FOR ME TO BE SENT OVERSEAS
SO YOU CAN STEAL MY FIANCEE.
OR TRY TO.
LUKE: LILA'S MADE HER CHOICE.
ASK HER.
OR PERHAPS YOU ALREADY HAVE.
ELLIOTT: YOU POISONED
HER MIND AGAINST ME.
LUKE: DON'T BE A FOOL,
ELLIOTT.
I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT LILA
LOVES ME.
SHE LOVES ME, ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTT: DAMN YOU!
[CRASH]
>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYBODY.
THE KENNEDY FAMILY AND BESSETTE
FAMILY HAVE RETURNED TO SHORE.
THERE WITH THE WHITE HAIR,
SENATOR KENNEDY, WHO BURIED HIS
BROTHERS, OF COURSE, AND TODAY
HAS BURIED HIS BROTHER'S SON.
THE KENNEDYS HAVE BEEN AT SEA
FOR MORE THAN SIX HOURS TODAY AS

[end of pre-emption]
WE CAN LIVE WITH ANYTHING
FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS, RIGHT?
BESIDES, IT'LL BE A WONDERFUL
STORY WE CAN TELL OUR --
SOMEBODY'S GRANDCHILDREN.
NED: THE EXPURGATED VERSION.
ALEXIS: RIGHT.
NED: UNTIL THEY'RE OLD
ENOUGH.
ALEXIS: RIGHT.
NED: AT WHICH TIME WE'LL BE
OCTOGENARIANS.
ALEXIS: CAN WE STOP TALKING
ABOUT THESE CHILDREN THAT BELONG
TO SOMEBODY THAT WE DON'T EVEN
KNOW?
AND COULD YOU KISS ME?
MORE, PLEASE.
JAX: "A HONEYMOON OF NOT LESS
THAN TWO WEEKS' DURATION,
SAVE SHOULD THE COUPLE'S
PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
PERMIT NO MORE THAN EIGHT DAYS
AT ONE TIME, THE REMAINING SIX
SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL --"
I WOULD LOVE TO MEET THE MORON
WHO ACTUALLY WROTE THIS
NONSENSE.
AND HOW DID GERTRUDE EVER FIND
ANYONE WHO SAID, "SURE,
I'LL HAVE THE COURT DEFINE
'HAPPILY MARRIED' FOR YOU --
FOR A FEE."
CHLOE: UNCLE HERBERT MUST BE
ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE.
OR HE'S ROLLING WITH LAUGHTER.
JAX: WELL, I'M SURE HE WAS
A VERY NICE MAN.
STILL, I'D BE TEMPTED TO POP HIM
ONE IN THE HEAD.
CHLOE: NO, YOU WOULDN'T.
HE'S A DEAR, AND HE ADORED ME.
HE JUST WORRIED ABOUT ME.
HE WORRIED THAT I'D FORGET
TO EAT BREAKFAST OR TO GET
MARRIED OR TO BE HAPPY.
JAX: WELL, DOTING THOUGH
HE MAY HAVE BEEN, HE WAS A VERY
FOOLISH MAN TO THINK HE COULD
WRITE HAPPINESS INTO A WILL.
HAPPINESS ISN'T SOMETHING
YOU PLAN ON.
IT JUST COMES ALONG -- USUALLY
WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.

A.J.: CARLY?
CARLY: I'M OUT HERE.
A.J.: HELLO.
CARLY: I DIDN'T EXPECT
YOU HOME FROM THE OFFICE
SO SOON.
A.J.: DID I TELL YOU I WAS
GOING TO THE OFFICE?
CARLY: I DON'T KNOW.
DIDN'T YOU?
A.J.: AND WHAT'S UP?
DON'T I GET A HOMECOMING HUG
FROM MY WIFE?
CARLY: OH, WELL, COME HERE.
A.J.: ALL RIGHT.
CARLY: WHAT'S THAT
IN YOUR POCKET?
A.J.: I THINK MAYBE --
AHEM -- YOU SHOULD INVESTIGATE.
CARLY: MMM.
A.J.: INVESTIGATE FURTHER,
PLEASE.
CARLY: OH, MY GOD.
WOW.
THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL.
I'VE NEVER OWNED A STRAND
OF PEARLS IN MY LIFE.
A.J.: WELL --
AND I HAVE NEVER BEEN PART
OF A TEAM BEFORE.
AND HAVING YOU AT MY SIDE
AND ON MY SIDE --
YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT MEANS
TO ME.
THANK YOU.
NOW --
HAIR, PLEASE.
CARLY: OK.
A.J.: THANK YOU.
VOILA.
CARLY: HOW DOES IT LOOK?
A.J.: BEAUTIFUL.
CARLY: OH. THANK YOU.
A.J.: COME ON.

EDWARD: CAN YOU EVER
FORGIVE ME?
LILA: EDWARD.
EDWARD: BUT WHEN HAVE
YOU NOT?
I CANNOT BELIEVE WHY YOU EVEN
TOLERATE ME.
LILA: BECAUSE I LOVE
YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
NEVER FORGET THAT.
EDWARD: NO.
NOT FOR ONE MINUTE OF ONE HOUR
OF ONE DAY.
IT SUSTAINS ME.
OH, LILA, I HAVE REGRETS.
I HAVE LOTS OF THEM.
BUT BEING LOVED BY YOU
IS THE SAVING GRACE OF MY LIFE.

LUKE: IT WAS SHOVED
IN THE BACK OF THE VAULT BEHIND
ELLIOTT'S BONES.
SO IT'S PRETTY CLEAR WHAT
HAPPENED NOW.
EDWARD WHACKED HIM WITH THIS,
AND THEN HE PUT THE BODY
AND THE MURDER WEAPON IN THERE.
I'M SORRY, CINDERELLA.
I KNOW YOU DIDN'T WANT IT
TO TURN OUT LIKE THIS.
FELICIA: I WANTED THE TRUTH,
AND NOW I HAVE IT.
LUKE: WELL, I'LL GO SEAL
THE BOYS BACK UP AND THEN COVER
MY TRACKS.
FELICIA: POOR LILA.
LUKE: LILA HAS MADE
HER CHOICE, ELLIOTT.
SHE'S CHOSEN ME.
ELLIOTT: I DON'T BELIEVE YOU.
LUKE: THE ENGAGEMENT IS OFF.
I'M SORRY.
ELLIOTT: WHERE IS SHE?
IS SHE HERE?
LET ME SPEAK WITH HER.
LUKE: IT'S NO USE.
ELLIOTT: I'M NOT GIVING
HER UP.
LILA?
LUKE: SHE'S IN LOVE WITH ME,
YOU FOOL.
ARE YOU DEAF?
ELLIOTT: LILA, ALL I ASK IS
A CHANCE TO FIGHT FOR YOU,
FOR THE FUTURE WE PLANNED.
LUKE: THAT'S ENOUGH!
ELLIOTT: LILA!
LUKE: THAT'S ENOUGH, ELLIOTT.
ELLIOTT: LILA?
TALK TO ME!
COME DOWN AND TALK TO ME.
LUKE: ELLIOTT!
LUKE: ELLIOTT?
LUKE: OH, MY GOD.
ELLIOTT.
OH, GOD.
FELICIA: EDWARD?
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?
LUKE: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT,
DARLING.
I SWEAR.
LUKE: OK, WE'RE ALL SET.
UNLESS YOU -- YOU WANT TO DO
THAT LITTLE PRAYER THING?
FELICIA: I CAN DO EVEN BETTER
THAN THAT FOR ELLIOTT NOW.
LUKE: OK.
WHERE TO?
FELICIA: EDWARD.
HE'S GOTTEN AWAY WITH MURDER
LONG ENOUGH.

>> STAY TUNED FOR SCENES FROM
THE NEXT "GENERAL HOSPITAL."

LAURA: I COULDN'T CONTAIN
MYSELF ANYMORE.
I HAD IT OUT WITH KATHERINE.

JAX: WE BOTH KNOW THAT YOU'RE
GOING TO NEW YORK.
CARE TO RIDE SHOTGUN
IN THE COCKPIT WITH ME?

EDWARD: TELL ME WHAT THIS IS
ALL ABOUT.
FELICIA: THE MAN THAT
YOU MURDERED.

SONNY: I WISH I COULD HAVE
TOLD YOU -- YEAH, I'M
YOUR FATHER.

Back to The TV MegaSite's GH Site

Try today's short recap or detailed update!