General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 5/23/00
Provided by Laura
Chloe: Oh, it is so beautiful.
Jax: The water?
Chloe: The moonlight.
Jax: The woman.
Chloe: Oh, god.
Jax: What, you have another headache?
Oh, it's really -- it's really sharp, jax.
Jax: Do you need me to take you to the hospital?
Chloe: Yeah, i think maybe i do.
Jax: Ok, come on, let's go.
Emily: Have you ever seen ned at one of his rehearsals?
Elizabeth: Um, no, i haven't.
Emily: He completely transforms the stage.
You know, i used to think that he was just one of my cousins, you know -- which he is, i mean -- but also maybe a boss person, but -- i don't know -- he's, like, completely eddie maine.
I'm bothering you, aren't i?
I'm really sorry, elizabeth.
I just -- i didn't want to go home and get another lecture from grandfather about the dangers of the music business.
Elizabeth: No, no, i'm really glad you're here.
Emily: Have you talked to lucky?
Elizabeth: You could say that.
We even seemed to connect a little.
And then i kissed him.
Elizabeth: He doesn't want me.
Nikolas: You're alive.
I mean, i -- i knew you were.
It's just seeing you.
You know, finally seeing you.
I tried to give you your space, lucky, but i just couldn't stay away.
You want to hit someone?
Fine, just not the face.
Lucky: I only hit people i don't like.
And that's not you.
It's good to see you, bro.
A.J.: Get out of the car.
Hannah: Or what?
A.J.: Or i'm going to take you with me.
And if you wind up brain damaged, don't you blame me.
Hannah: Take your best shot.
A.J.: Oh, come on.
A.J.: Give me my keys.
Hannah: Not a chance, pal.
A.J.: This is not your problem.
Hannah: A.J., you're out of control.
I am not going to let you kill yourself or anybody else just because you don't give a damn.
So get over it.
Sonny: All right, can you go over this with me, what's happening?
Tony: With the placenta partially detached, it's as if carly has a wound that's constantly hemorrhaging.
And if we don't act now, she's not going to survive.
Sonny: Can't you operate, give her a transfusion?
The baby's 20 weeks old, i know, but there are incubators.
I'll pay for anything.
Tony: It's not that simple.
You can't operate on the placenta.
It's like sewing up a sponge.
And i need you to hear this -- the baby is too young to be born and carly cannot continue this pregnancy.
The longer we wait to remove the fetus -- sonny, she's going to die.
We have to have your permission to operate now.
Soy: I understand.
Tony: I promise you, we have done everything we could.
Sonny: Can i see her?
Can i see her before, you know -- tony: Of course you can.
Lucky: Look, i didn't mean to put you on hold.
I meant to come to see you and lulu.
That's the whole reason why i came back.
Do you know why i went and saw lulu first?
You were worried about her.
You know, i spend -- i spend a lot of time with her.
So does elizabeth.
She's hurt, lucky.
Elizabeth thinks that you don't love her anymore.
Lucky: Elizabeth is expecting things to be the same.
But they've changed.
Nikolas: She loves you, lucky.
I mean she loves you.
You know, do you have someplace to stay?
Because i do have a lot of room.
Lucky: Yeah, i've got someplace.
Nikolas: It's so good to see you.
Lucky: I'll see you soon.
Emily: I don't believe it.
Elizabeth: Yeah, well, i didn't want to believe it, either.
I was so sure that if lucky and i got back to how we felt -- so i kissed him.
And for a moment, he kissed me back.
Then he pushed me away.
Emily: This really doesn't make any sense.
Elizabeth: I know.
And i felt so -- i don't know.
I started talking about the boxcar and his guitar and how things used to be, and he was ok with that.
But the second i brought up what's happening now or the future, this whole wall got built up.
Emily: Elizabeth, you're the most important person in his life.
Elizabeth: Then why won't he tell me what's wrong?
It's like he doesn't trust me anymore.
Emily: He's all screwed up in the head, you know?
Elizabeth: But you said he was ok, just like always.
Emily: There's no way that lucky can be ok.
He was kidnapped and locked in a room for a year.
Of course he can be strong when he needs to, but inside he's screwed up in the head.
[watch alarm beeps] emily: Oh.
Oh, you know what?
I have curfew right now.
If i don't make it, then i can't go to that concert.
Emily: Are you sure?
Elizabeth: Don't be silly, emily.
Get out of here.
Emily: Ok, listen to me -- trust yourself.
Whatever you feel is what lucky feels.
I know it.
Elizabeth: Go on.
Get out of here.
[elizabeth gasps] elizabeth: Uh -- ow.
Alan: We don't know that a.j.
'S been drinking.
Father is so prone to exaggeration.
I mean, a.j.
Has fought with carly many times when he's been sober.
Monica: Thank you.
I feel so reassured.
Alan: Look, i don't like this any more than you do.
Monica: Well -- lila: Fighting won't help.
Alan: Sorry, mother.
Monica: We're just tense, that's all.
Edward: Your mother couldn't even think about going to sleep tonight, she's so worried about carly and her baby.
And where's a.j.
During all this?
He's out careening wildly around the streets of port charles.
Alan: Well, if you can stop him, be my guest.
Edward: You want me to stop him?
This is edward quartermaine.
I'd like to report that my grandson, alan quartermaine jr.
, is driving while intoxicated.
A.J.: Oh, trust me, hannah, i'm in no shape to do anymore damage.
Hannah: You're half right.
You know, how come when, you know, you bust me on my -- me -- it doesn't tick me off?
Hannah: Because i'm not a quartermaine.
A.J.: Oh, true.
You know, my -- my family would be more worried about e. L. Q.
Taking a hit and the nurses gossiping than me wrapped around a tree.
But the thing is, you see -- you see, i'm not going to crash.
No, you see, drunks know how to relax.
They never hurt themselves.
You know, if -- if i'd fallen down those stairs, you know -- what are you doing?
Hannah: I'm going to -- A.J.: No.
Hannah: Call the hospital, check on carly.
You may be worrying for nothing.
She may be fine, a.j.
A.J.: No, listen to me.
I want you to picture this, ok?
Picture -- picture carly on the floor out cold, blood everywhere.
She could die, hannah.
She could lose the baby.
You know what?
This is not what i had planned today.
When i woke up, you know, it was a beautiful day.
I was going to take a nice walk.
I was going to clear my head and think, you know, just be quiet.
And there they were -- the crime boss, his bride-to-be, and my son.
They wouldn't let me get near him.
They wouldn't even let me get near him.
But did i do anything?
No, i didn't.
I took a walk to calm down.
And then i went to see my grandmother.
My grandmother, hannah.
At my house.
And there she was, flashing her ring in my face, telling me how great sonny is and how wonderful her life is and -- and i just -- i grabbed her wrist, and then she pulled away.
She pulled away, ok?
I swear to god, i didn't push her.
I swear i didn't push her.
But it doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter.
Because if i hadn't shown up drunk, this would've never happened.
-- A.J.: Yeah?
Hannah: The only way you can fix this is if you stop drinking.
A.J.: But i don't want to stop drinking!
I like it, ok?
I like the way it makes me feel.
Hannah: Do you like how it's making you feel right now?
A.J.: Don't you understand? I let carly get to me, hannah. Sober, i'd feel that. I'd realize that i've become the sort of person i'd refuse to meet. I used to do that, you know, as c. E. O. -- refuse to meet people. Now i'd walk right -- right by me. I wouldn't take my calls. So, yeah. Trust me -- a little vodka and i can forget how much i hate carly for turning me into someone who's no better than her.
Sonny: Um -- can you give me a minute?
Sonny: We don't have very much time -- doctor's orders -- but there's a -- a few things you need to know.
Nobody told me anything when i was a kid, but, as your father, i would never lie to you.
You changed my life.
You made me a father and you made me stop and think about how i behave towards certain people.
Your mother, for instance.
She, uh -- there's something different about her.
You know, she drives me crazy because she does everything wrong, but then somehow it works for her.
You would've loved her.
I mean, you already ve her.
I know that, but -- you -- sonny: You can hear her heart beat, right?
You could probably hear her yelling because your mother made a lot of noise, you know?
Sonny: But she loves you, and i love you.
And i wish to god that -- all right.
This is just -- let me try this like this.
Ok, um -- it's going to be a long time before i hold you, before you see my face or hear your mother's voice, but don't be scared of that.
I know we had other plans.
But plans are plans.
Um -- i, uh -- i don't want you to be scared.
Because everything's going to be all right, little boy.
We'll still love each other.
And someday, you know -- sonny: Until then, i'll always hold you in my heart.
sonny: All right.
I got to go.
Got to go, got to go.
So, uh, bye.
Tony: Thank you.
Sonny: All right.
Chase is conferring with the anesthesiologist.
If you need to speak to him -- sonny: No, no, i got nothing left to say.
What a surprise.
It's been so long since i've seen you without a scowl on your face.
Nikolas: I've just been with my brother.
Helena: You have no idea how long i've waited to hear those words.
You must be so relieved.
How is lucky?
Nikolas: Heeems fine.
But the adjustment can't be easy.
I'm so glad he has you.
Nikolas: Well, i'm just glad he's alive.
Helena: My darling, i am not the enemy.
No, i am the one who brought lucky home.
Stefan: You and i have a conversation to finish.
Lucky: I don't think so.
Stefan: Lucky, helena isn't here.
You're free to tell the truth.
Lucky: If i'm free, let me go.
Stefan: Not until you admit what she's done to you.
Hannah: A.J., i was at the grill, ok?
I know what happens when you and carly go at it.
She baits you, you bait her right back.
It gets real ugly real fast.
A.J.: Yeah, i know that, i know that.
But i should've -- i should've ignored her, walked away.
Hannah: Ok, fine, you're guilty for not walking away.
But you did not push her down those stairs.
That was an accident.
A.J.: How come i feel so guilty?
Hannah: Because you care about her as a person.
A.J.: Oh -- hannah: Oh, A.J., come on, she's the mother of your child and, once upon a time, you wanted a life with her.
Look, i know you're angry at carly.
You can still feel for somebody.
A.J.: The way you feel for me?
Hannah: I worry about you, yes.
A.J.: Maybe this is all about you, hannah -- all this sympathy.
Maybe what you want is the inside line so you can plan your next move.
Hey, with carly out of the picture, sonny's wide open.
That is what you want, isn't it -- sonny?
Hey, you should be thanking me.
A.J.: Give me.
[knock on car] taggert: Back away from the lady.
You know, this evening just keeps getting better and better.
Jax: Oh, there's tony.
He got our message.
Chloe: Oh, good.
Hey, i'm so glad you're here.
Tony: Oh, good.
What's going on?
Jax: Well, she was feeling fine and then, all of a sudden, she wasn't.
Tony: Another headache?
Chloe: Yeah, it's just it's just different.
It's sharper and it's in a different place.
Tony: Where is it?
Chloe: It got me scared.
Jax: It's right back here, in the back of her head.
Chloe: You don't think it's an aneurysm, do you?
Tony: No, i don't think so, but i'm glad you came in.
They're going to set up a cat scan.
You want to sit down while i get this schedule going?
What's sonny doing here?
Tony: Carly was in an accident.
She had a bad fall.
Chloe: She's pregnant, isn't she?
Tony: There are some complications.
Chloe: Oh, why isn't there ever any good news?
Doctor: With the head trauma, we'll need to keep her hyperoxygenated.
Anesthesiologist: I'll monitor her saturation.
Inventionsmake our lives easier, faster, and more convenient.
Taggert: Get out of the car, sir.
Hannah: Lieutenant, it's ok.
Really, i've got this.
A.J.: I'll make you a deal.
All right, you remove agent scott from my car and i'll go away.
No, wait a minute.
What am i thinking?
This is a celebration.
You see, hannah is going home to sonny.
They're going to live happily ever after.
Hannah: Carly got into an accident this evening but we don't know the prognosis.
Quartermaine doesn't need an excuse to drink, do you, sir?
A.J.: Why, was i supposed to toast a happy woman with a glass of milk, lieutenant?
Come on, don't you think she deserves a real send-off?
I mean, after all, life with sonny -- hey, hey.
Hannah: A.J., you can't hurt me and you can't have the keys, all right?
A.J.: Did you see that, lieutenant, huh?
That's theft, right?
Taggert: This is official police business.
Somebody called in a complaint.
A.J.: I was not disturbing the peace.
Taggert: No, you were driving under the influence, sir.
A.J.: Says who?
Taggert: Your grandfather.
Helena: I used to consider myself unique.
But then you were born and i realized that i was just a grandmother who dotes on her grandson's smiles, whose heart breaks with his.
No, when i saw you grieving for lucky, it tore my heart.
So when i discovered that faison had taken lucky, my course was clear.
I was going to return lucky to you no matter -- no matter the risk, no matter the expense.
You don't believe me, do you?
But that doesn't matter.
It doesn't diminish my joy.
I know what i've done, and your happiness is my reward.
Nikolas: I'm sure you're lying.
But in case i'm wrong, thank you.
Helena: Oh, my darling, you needn't thank me.
But you must protect lucky.
Stefan is very angry with lucky and with me.
Now, i will do my very best to thwart him, but if you ever notice or feel that i'm involving lucky in any way, you stop me.
Lucky must not be drawn into our battles.
Lucky: Helena rescued me and she -- stefan: And held you captive for months.
Lucky: She wasn't sure if faison was dead.
She had to move me around to keep me safe.
Stefan: Now, why would helena exert herself on your behalf?
What did she really want?
Lucky: To set me free.
Lucky: More than you.
You only grabbed me because you wanted to lock me up yourself.
Stefan: I wanted a doctor to examine you before returning you home.
But i never got a chance to take you home, did i, because my mother grabbed you.
I can help you, lucky.
You tell me the truth and i will protect you.
Lucky: Well, the truth is i owe helena my life.
Elizabeth: Excuse me.
I cut myself.
I think i need stitches.
Nurse: You came to the right place.
Jax: You're ok?
Tony: Preliminary examination showed nothing out of the ordinary.
Jax: And what about the pain?
Tony: Was most likely the radiation.
If you recall, i said it'd get worse before it got better.
Chloe: I know, i know.
I just felt so different.
Tony: Well, i'm glad you came in.
I still want you to have a cat scan.
Jax: I'll be here.
Chloe: I'm really glad you're here with me, ok?
Sonny: How is she?
Doctor: She's still unconscious, but her vitals are good and she's breathing on her own.
There were no complications with the procedure.
Benson should make a full recovery.
Sonny: Can i see her?
Doctor says you're going to be ok.
The baby's not a complication.
This baby was our life.
Just ask us, right?
Sonny: Listen to me -- you don't have to worry about him because he's, uh -- he's going to be all right.
He's going someplace now where he's going to be safe and he's going to be happy.
And he, uh -- sonny: He'll -- he'll never be afraid.
He'll never hurt, you know?
So you dream about him.
You have one last dream about our boy.
Stefan: Lurking, mother?
How like you.
Helena: Well, i thought you might want to know that nikolas and lucky have had a marvelous reunion.
Nikolas was so happy, he actually thanked me for bringing lucky home.
Stefan: How very nice for you.
Helena: He's starting to turn, stefan.
His heart is opening to me.
It's only a matter of time before he realizes that you are the enemy.
Stefan: Well, i've just spoken to lucky.
He's told me everything.
Helena: You should play baccarat, stefan.
Yes, you bluff brilliantly.
Not a quiver.
We both know what you've done, and lucky was privy to it all.
Now, why are you so sure he won't tell?
I always underestimate you.
But no more.
Helena: Careful, my son.
[boat departs] helena: You may outsmart yourself yet.
Nurse: Could you wait outside while i check her?
Elizabeth: What happened?
Sonny: We lost the baby.
Elizabeth: Oh, god.
Monica: No, emily, no.
Alan: They were arguing. There was a struggle. A.j. feels terrible about it.
Emily: Well, what about carly and the baby?
Alan: We don't know yet.
Emily: What was he even doing here?
Edward: Because we forgot to lock the doors against him.
But how were we to know that he'd end up bullying a pregnant woman?
Look -- no handcuffs.
Monica: Oh, thank god, a.j.
Emily: Where were you?
Edward: Probably having his rights read to him, if i'm not mistaken.
Thank you, lieutenant.
Edward: And, lieutenant -- A.J.: That's agent scott, grandfather.
She's with the f. B. I.
Edward: Oh, please come in.
And i'd like to know the damages, lieutenant, because i intend to press charges.
Taggert: No damages, no charges, sir.
Edward: Well, i don't understand.
Taggert: Well, agent scott stopped a.j.
From driving, although we do appreciate the heads-up.
I'm sure a.j.
Will think twice about getting behind the wheel next time he's under the influence.
I've learned my lesson, lieutenant -- thanks to you, grandfather, from whom all blessings flow.
Taggert: These belong to the car.
We parked it out front, sir.
Edward: Thank you, lieutenant.
Alan: I appreciate you bringing him home.
Taggert: Not a problem.
taggert: Well, if you will all excuse us --
edward: Fine, i'll see you out here.
Hannah: Take care.
I want to apologize to you for coming back.
Not my choice.
Monica: A.J., i think, under the circumstances, you should go upstairs and sleep it off.
A.J.: Just give me my keys and i'll go back to my hotel.
Edward: No, no, no.
You'll do no such thing.
Didn't you hear the lieutenant?
Alan: That was the hospital.
Carly's out of danger.
The baby didn't survive.
Jax: You feeling better?
Now if i can just go through one night without any nightmares.
Jax: No more nightmares, ok?
I've discovered the perfect antidote -- chocolate, and lots of it.
Tony: Go home, young lady.
Tony: Nothing new to report.
Jax: Told you.
Chloe: You were just as scared as i was.
Jax: Ok, i'm guilty of that.
So is the radiation working?
Can you tell yet or -- tony: Not from what we did tonight, but i would like you to come in tomorrow for a more thorough workup.
Chloe: Of course.
Tony: She'll be all right.
Chloe: And the baby?
Tony: I'll see you tomorrow.
Chloe: Oh, how terrible.
Chloe: There is nothing worse than losing a child.
No one should have to go through that.
[knock on door] lucky: Elizabeth?
Taggert: Want me to take you to the hospital?
I'm sure sonny could use a friend.
Hannah: I'm not sonny's friend, i'm his ex.
And i'd rather stay here with you and look at the moon.
Taggert: Yes, ma'am.
Can't blame me for being surprised.
Hannah: Well, if you want to go ahead and listen to A.J., that's your problem.
Taggert: I'm just following my leads.
Hannah: Hmm, that's funny.
Seems a smart cop would've picked up the clues by now.
Lila: A.J., look at me.
Oh, A.J., i prayed so hard that you'd stop drinking before you did something that you couldn't take back.
It's too late now.
So, A.J., please stop now.
Edward: Oh, lila, let's -- let's go upstairs to bed.
We'll take care of this mess in the morning.
A.J.: I didn't push her.
Emily: And i suppose you think that makes it ok.
Alan: What's it going to take, A.J.?
What's it going to take?
A little baby died tonight!
A.J.: Oh, gee, too bad it wasn't me.
Monica: Don't you dare!
Don't you dare make a joke of this.
No matter what i think of carly, i feel for her tonight.
I know what it is like to lose a child!
Alan: You are better than this, a.j.
For god's sake, let one of us help you.
A.J.: Go to bed.
Please just go to bed.
You heard grandfather.
Sonny: So, you know, they did the best they could.
You know, i mean, she -- because of the fall, they said that if they waited, then carly would die.
Elizabeth: They made you decide?
Sonny: Well, they asked for my permission, but, you know, i didn't -- i didn't really have a choice because, you know, the baby was too young to be born.
So by taking him, it saved carly.
She doesn't even know.
She's -- she's been out since the fall.
But you know what?
Maybe it's better because she gets to spend a little more time with him.
Sonny: Can you hold me for a second?