General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 1/2/02
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Karina
Sonny: You slept with Edward Quartermaine for financial gain.
Gia: Lucky does not love you anymore.
Nikolas: She would want you to be honest before this wedding.
Lucky: Till death do us part.
Alan: He's going to get bored with this whole Melissa thing.
Zander: To new beginnings.
Jax: Thank you.
Courtney: Please. This will only take a couple minutes.
Maitre d': I am sorry, miss.
Jax: What seems to be the problem?
Courtney: I need to see Edward Quartermaine.
Maitre d': This evening is by invitation only.
Courtney: All I want to do is give him a message.
Maitre d': As I explained, formal wear is required.
Courtney: I'll only be a minute! It's not like I'm going to stay for dinner.
Jax: Actually, this young lady is my guest.
Maitre d': Oh. Yes. Of course, Mr. Jax.
Jax: Shall we go see Edward Quartermaine?
Alan: Father, you look better.
Edward: No thanks to my ungrateful family.
A.J.: Here we go.
Melissa: Edward, please try to --
Edward: No, no, no, no. Shh, shh, shh.
Alan: Father, it's New Year's Eve. Please, let's all be together. Sit at the family table.
Edward: No, thank you, Alan. I will be -- I will be ringing in the New Year with my new family -- the one who really cares about me.
A.J.: Because you're paying them to. Otherwise, you'd be alone like you deserve.
Alan: Can we try and keep the peace?
A.J.: What peace? Yanking our chains is grandfather's favorite pastime. Look at him. He's loving every minute of this.
Edward: Bitterness just doesn't become you, A.J.
Kristina: Is this a Quartermaine New Year's tradition?
Ned: Actually, this is only the pre-game warm-up. By the time we ring in 2002, you'll get a chance to experience my family in all their dysfunctional glory.
Zander: Hey, Sonny. Alexis.
Sonny: Toasting the New Year?
Carly: And Zander's new social life.
Alexis: Oh. Were you going to mention that to me?
Zander: It's no big deal.
Carly: I tried to fix Zander up. I fixed him up with a date tonight, yet he's having second thoughts.
Zander: I just met her.
Carly: Hey, Mandy liked you. She is gorgeous, she is smart. What do you have to lose?
Sonny: You know what -- if the lady's offering to help, it wouldn't be polite to turn her down.
Zander: All right, all right. I'll -- I'll give Mandy a call.
Carly: Good. Well, Iíve got a lot of work to do on my club.
Sonny: What, you can't take the night off?
Carly: No, not if I want it to open on time.
Zander: Well, I'm -- I'm going to head out, too.
Sonny: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on.
Laura: All right. Just a few more minutes.
Audrey: Oh, Lucky.
Laura: I love you.
Lucky: Love you, too.
Audrey: Oh, I know you're going to take wonderful care of Elizabeth. I mean, you are a perfect couple.
Lucky: Well, thank you.
Audrey: Oh, all my love.
Amy: This is so romantic!
Lesley: Mommy says I can throw flower petals!
Elton: You know, this truly is a magical night.
Lucky: Thank you.
Laura: You know, Elton, my home has never looked more beautiful.
Elton: Ah, well, only the best for you and your loved ones, Mrs. Spencer.
Laura: Oh, thank you.
Audrey: It's gorgeous.
Bobbie: Married life isn't always easy, Lucky, but I know you and Elizabeth will always be honest with each other. That's the key.
Elizabeth: What did you say?
Gia: Lucky doesn't love you anymore.
Elizabeth: Wow. This has got to be the worst practical joke any Maid- of -Honor has ever pulled on a bride.
Gia: Elizabeth, it is no joke. Look, Lucky is only marrying you because he wants to do the right thing.
Elizabeth: That's ridiculous.
Gia: I would rather swallow hot coals than to tell you this, but it's true.
Elizabeth: Gia, Lucky and I are in love.
Gia: You were. Look, Lucky's love never came back after what Helena did to him. Look, I swear to god, Elizabeth, I am telling you the truth. You can't go through with this wedding.
Elizabeth: You really have a problem, don't you?
Elizabeth: I can't believe you're still holding a grudge.
Gia: Elizabeth, this has nothing to do with grudges.
Elizabeth: You know, when you and I first met, we didn't get off on the right foot, to put it mildly. But I thought we had gotten past all that.
Gia: We have. And I'm good friends with Lucky --
Elizabeth: And I just apologized for thinking you were shallow. And I said I believed you when you said you loved Nikolas for himself. And now you have to walk all over me and Lucky?
Gia: I'm trying to make you see the truth.
Elizabeth: And what is it? Oh. Oh, it can't be because you're -- are you bent out of shape because Laura chose me as the face of deception?
Gia: Oh, come on, you know that's ancient history.
Elizabeth: Then what is it, Gia? Is it that Nikolas and I are friends, that he had a thing for me once? I mean, are you just storing all these things, then pulling them out at the worst time possible? Because congratulations, I can't think of a better way to hurt me than to ruin my wedding.
Gia: Ok, you're in major denial here.
Elizabeth: Lucky tells me he still loves me.
Gia: Elizabeth, words are not everything.
Elizabeth: It's the truth, Gia.
Gia: I am trying to help you. You know, if I were in your shoes, I would want a good friend to tell me --
Elizabeth: Well, thank you, but I don't need a supposed good friend to scare me half to death
right before I marry the man I love.
Elton: Oh, that's wonderful!
Amy: That is the most romantic --
Elizabeth's voice: She told you to forget the day we fell in love and any memories of your feelings for me. It can't be gone. You just have to reach down and find it. It can't be gone, our happiness when we were together, being in each other's arms, the warmth and tenderness you had for me. I won't give up on you, Lucky.
Elizabeth: I know in your heart you love me, too.
Sonny: One second?
Sonny: Come here.
Zander: What's up? What's up?
Sonny: You need anything?
Zander: No, no. I'm cool, I'm fine.
Sonny: Show your date a good time.
Zander: No, Sonny, that's all right, I got it covered.
Sonny: No, no, no, no. You've earned it. You're keeping an eye on Carly, doing a good job.
Zander: Well, it's not like, you know, it's been heavy labor.
Sonny: The point is, I can count on you.
Zander: Well, you've done a lot for me, Sonny. I owe you. You know, the least I can do is a favor in return.
Sonny: Oh, you don't want this to be about money?
Zander: Exactly. You know, because it's not. It's not.
Sonny: Ok. Well, I tell you what -- consider this a New Year's bonus.
Zander: No, Sonny --
Sonny: Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Enjoy yourself.
Sonny: You ready to have a -- a great New Year's?
Alexis: I can't wait.
Jax: Listen, I don't know who you are or why you want to see Edward Quartermaine, but you have to promise me something -- that you won't stab him with his own steak knife.
Courtney: Why would I do that?
Jax: Years of observation.
Courtney: Just point him out to me.
Jax: You're not going to cause a scene, are you?
Courtney: I have to tell him something, that's all.
Jax: Ok. He's the distinguished gentleman right there.
Courtney: That old guy?
Jax: Well, looks can be deceiving.
Courtney: Mr. Quartermaine, I need to speak to you about Janine Matthews.
Edward: Now, look, young lady, I don't know who you are, but the well has run dry. You don't get another penny!
Courtney: Janine Matthews got you in trouble for a night you supposedly spent with her.
Edward: Shh, shh, don't --
Courtney: It never happened!
Courtney: The whole thing was a setup. You didn't touch her. And I can promise you that she will never bother you again.
Edward: I told them that. I told them and they wouldn't believe me, but I told them that!
Alan: What in God's name is going on?
Edward: Now, listen here, all of you people, you owe me an apology, damn it!
Gia: Elizabeth, I truly want you to be happy.
Elizabeth: I don't want to hear it, ok? Because I am going to pretend that your attempt to ruin my wedding never happened.
Gia: I was not trying to upset you.
Elizabeth: Yes, you were.
Gia: Well, trust me, you're going to be a lot more upset if you go through --
Elizabeth: Gia, we are marrying brothers. We are going to be seeing each other and doing things with each other for the rest of our lives. I think it's best if we never mention this again.
Gia: I'm sorry, but --
Elizabeth: I accept your apology.
[Knock on door]
Elizabeth: Come in.
Laura: Oh, Elizabeth, you look absolutely gorgeous.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Audrey: Oh, darling, you're glowing!
Elizabeth: Hi, gram.
Audrey: Hi, darling.
Bobbie: Elizabeth, you do look beautiful.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Audrey: Well, I -- I guess you don't need any advice from me.
Elizabeth: Well, if anyone can tell me the secrets to a wonderful marriage, it's you, Gram.
Audrey: Well, the only thing I know is keep romance alive. Cherish it every morning when you wake up and be grateful for it every night when you go to bed. Hmm?
Elizabeth: I will.
Lucky: Did you mean it?
Luke: Oh. The stuff about the socks and the toilet seat -- yes, I did. And don't worry, I've now passed on every bit of marital advice I can remember.
Lucky: No, that's not what I'm talking about. What you said to mom. Are you shining her on?
Luke: Shining her on about what?
Lucky: About marrying her.
Luke: No. That would be suicide. Nobody shines your mother on about anything and lives.
Lucky: Well, I guess I just assumed that you were bored since the whole Cassadine thing's all wrapped up. I figured maybe mom was your next conquest.
Luke: I thought you got over being angry at me. What's this about?
Lucky: Guess I've got marriage on my mind.
Luke: Well, you should have. You're about to tie the knot in about 15 minutes.
Lucky: So what is it? Are you really going to marry her?
Luke: Yes, if she'll have me. I want to marry her so much, I'm willing to go for a second time into the scariest idea womankind ever dreamed up.
Lucky: Well, that's some encouragement, dad. Thanks.
Luke: Hey, listen, if you've got any doubts, don't do this. With your mother and me, if Iím not with her, my life doesn't work. It's like I'm in a void with no air. I hate it. She's an addiction with me. I have to have her. Now, if a man doesn't feel that way about his wife, you'll never get through the rough times. I guess what I'm saying is that I love her. I love her like crazy.
Lucky: Well, I guess that's just about the best reason there is then, isn't it?
Luke: Yes, it is. And if you can't honestly say you're ready to give your heart and your soul to Elizabeth, then you got to rethink this. And you better rethink fast.
[Chamber music plays]
Bobbie: Reverend, thank you for coming on such short notice.
Minister: My pleasure.
Bobbie: If you'll stand right over here. We're ready to start.
Amy: Ooh, it's cold out there.
Lucky: It's freezing out there.
Amy: Ooh! Well, I'm going to take you over and stand you where you're supposed to be.
Lucky: Thank you so much.
Laura: I love you.
Lucky: I love you.
Laura: I love you, too.
Nikolas: I love you.
Amy: You go right over there.
Lesley: Oh, is that the cutest thing.
Laura: Good job.
["wedding march" plays]
Minister: Be seated.
Minister: Dearly beloved, we are gathered together in the presence of God to witness and to bless the joining together of this man and woman in holy matrimony.
Minister: Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the institution for which it was intended. Now, before we get to the declaration of consent and the "I doís," would you like to add any words of your own?
Elizabeth: I think we would.
Lucky: Why don't you start?
Elizabeth: Ok. Well, I'd first like to thank everybody for celebrating with us tonight. There have been so many times when I thought this moment would never happen, but here we are, about to say our vows. And it seems so, so perfect. It feels so right. Lucky, our love has stood the test of time. We have helped and supported each other through the most incredible adversities and come out of it even stronger because of it. You're my life. And you touched the deepest part of me with your warmth and your goodness and your generosity. A few years ago in a small chapel, we pledged our love forever. A permanent lock is what we called it. And tonight we are going to prove just how true those words really are. Our future is shining in front of us, and I can't wait to start it.
Lucky: A permanent lock. That's what it is. Then. Now. Forever. You never gave up on us. You stood by me through the toughest times, risking everything because you believed in us. And the fact that we're standing here right now, that's proof. It's proof that we're meant to be together. And my love for you was stronger than anything I've ever felt in my life. It still is stronger. And nobody's going to ever be able to change that.
Elizabeth: But they did.
Elizabeth: Somebody did change it, didn't they?
Elizabeth: I don't see it in your eyes.
Lucky: Elizabeth, please.
Elizabeth: Tell me you love me.
Lucky: I do love you. Elizabeth -- nobody move. This wedding is going to happen.
Edward: I told you so. I told you so. I told you so.
Courtney: You -- you aren't guilty of anything. That's all I came to say.
Jax: So much for not making a scene.
Edward: You see? I have been vindicated. So why were you all so quick to judge me?
Monica: Who was that girl?
Alan: And what's her connection to Janine Matthews?
Edward: I don't know and I don't care. All I care about is that my good name has been dragged through the mud and finally it's been cleared.
Alan: We need proof. Shall we go?
Kristina: Do I really want to see this?
Ned: We don't want to miss the grand finale. Let's go.
Kristina: Oh, lord.
Roy: I thought they'd never leave.
Jax: Excuse me, did you see where that young woman went?
Sonny: What the hell did you do to that girl?
Sonny: Then why'd she leave?
Jax: What's the matter, Corinthos? You see a young woman you want to exploit?
Sonny: Answer me!
Jax: Stay out of this. It's none of your business.
Alexis: So was that girl --
Sonny: That's my sister. I'm going after her. You coming with me?
Alexis: I guess so. Otherwise, Iíll be standing here by myself.
Sonny: Al right, come on, let's go.
Skye: Who in the hell was that girl?
Jax: Yeah, and what's her connection to Corinthos?
Skye: I'd like to wring her scrawny little neck.
Jax: She was telling the truth, wasn't she?
Skye: I don't know how she knows about Janine. I mean, either she was listening in or paying somebody off, but I don't know.
Jax: It's a simple question, Skye. That story you told about Edward sleeping with that woman is a lie, isn't it?
Skye: Yes. Janine was scamming grandfather from the get-go.
Edward: You monster!
Edward: You were in on it all along. You knew that that woman was extorting money from me under false pretenses.
Skye: Oh, please, grandfather, you're not entirely innocent. You and Janine obviously got very cozy in Atlantic City.
Edward: Flirting is not a crime. Now, Janine set me up, but you saw your opportunity and you jumped right in and you are a party to fraud.
Monica: Gee, why doesn't that surprise me?
Edward: You maneuvered this entire scam so that you could get control of E.L.Q.
Skye: And it worked.
Edward: Not for long, lady. I want my company back.
Skye: Oh, forget it.
Alan: What upsets me most is the way you used my mother.
Skye: I never intended to hurt Lila.
Alan: Those were your exact words when you assured me that you wouldn't tell my mother that my father was cheating. But there wasn't anything to tell, was there? I gave you my E.L.Q. Shares and you betrayed me.
Skye: I did what I had to do.
Alan: For what gain?
Skye: For E.L.Q., Of course.
Alan: And that was worth destroying my trust?
Skye: That wasn't my intention.
Monica: But it seems to be a reoccurring theme with you.
Alan: And I suppose you knew all along what your sister was doing?
A.J.: No. I guess she didn't trust me enough.
Edward: I'll make you wish you had never conspired with that floozy Janine if it takes me till my last dying breath.
A.J.: Wow. That was nice work.
Skye: You think the storm will ever die down?
A.J.: Oh, don't worry about them. I'll work on them as soon as I get home, ok? Hang in there. Good work.
Kristina: That was totally whacked.
Ned: So what else is new?
Kristina: How can you be so relaxed about it?
Ned: Fireworks go off in the Quartermaine household at least once a day. Granted, this one was bigger and more colorful than usual, but I can't take it too seriously.
Kristina: So you're not going to go run after them and put a tourniquet around the wounds?
Ned: Didn't you tell me that it's time for me to take care of myself for a change? Well, I think that's excellent advice. So come on. I feel like dancing.
[Knock on door]
Carly: Where's Mandy?
Zander: Well, it turns out she has a low tolerance for ex-cons.
Carly: You made small talk about your rap sheet?
Zander: Well, I told her that I had to check with my parole officer before midnight and she suddenly remembered that she had another date.
Carly: Oh, you -- you are so bad.
Zander: Well, I -- I wasn't in the mood.
Carly: Zander, you're not going to get over Emily this way.
Zander: Well -- I don't know, I mean, she was beautiful, but I guess I'm allergic to women whose names are the titles of Barry Manilow songs. It's kind of a hypoglycemic thing.
Carly: Wait. This has nothing to do with Mandy, does it?
Zander: Well, it seemed like the wrong night to be with a stranger.
Carly: So you remembered the deal that we made to look out for each other?
Zander: I saw your face when Sonny walked in with --
Carly: His date.
Zander: His attorney and friend.
Carly: Thanks, you know. But I am ok.
Zander: Alright. Well, it is crazy to be working tonight.
Carly: It keeps my mind off of other things.
Zander: Right, right. Except you've been staring blankly at business stuff while your mind spins on and on about Sonny and Alexis.
Carly: No. Hardly. Ok. Just part of the time.
Zander: I've been there, remember?
Carly: I guess I -- I could use some company.
Zander: So, we celebrate New Year's with some brews, some dogs. What could be better?
Carly: Not much.
Luke: Well, look on the bright side.
Laura: What bright side?
Luke: Well, I know it's a disaster now, but maybe it's for the best.
Laura: How can you say that? Did you see their faces?
Luke: I know. She's been incredible for him, and if we were doing an arranged marriage, she would be my first choice.
Laura: I know. Her love has meant everything to him.
Luke: It did.
Laura: What do you mean?
Luke: Laura, something's been off about this from the beginning. It's like he's had forced enthusiasm. It's almost like he's trying to talk himself into it. I don't think his heart is with her anymore.
Laura: Do you think it's because of Helena? I thought that he was over all that.
Luke: So did I.
Nikolas: Look. You know, Lucky, he did tell me that the wedding would go on as planned, so --
Audrey: Maybe I should go up there.
Nikolas: No, actually, I think it's best that we just give them their privacy and let them be alone. I think it's best.
Bobbie: Well, you know, there's supposed to be some fireworks at midnight. We could go out and watch.
Nikolas: Yeah. There you go.
Lesley: That's a very good idea.
Bobbie: Let's do that.
Elton: It's perfect weather for fireworks -- cold and clear. Wouldn't you like join us, Reverend?
Minister: Lead the way.
Lesley: You just go with the Reverend and I'll be right behind you. Amy?
Lesley: We need to get coats.
Nikolas: Gia, I need to see you on the porch right now.
Gia: But you can see the fireworks better --
Nikolas: Now. Gia. Now.
Nikolas: You told Elizabeth, didn't you? Didn't you?
Lucky: Hey. What happened? Everybody's downstairs waiting.
Elizabeth: They're all so happy for us.
Lucky: Yeah. So come on. We've already said the vows. All we got is the "I doís" and the best part of our life begins. It's what we've always wanted. Isn't it?
Lucky: Your vows were so poetic and beautiful. I can't believe you made that stuff up off the top of your head. I felt like such an idiot babbling, trying to figure out just the right words you deserve to hear.
Elizabeth: You're so incredibly wonderful.
Lucky: So come downstairs with me.
Elizabeth: I can't let you do this.
Lucky: Do what, Elizabeth?
Elizabeth: Tell me the truth, Lucky -- is it the same? Did your love for me honestly come back?
Janine: So, what, you just marched into that restaurant and told the Quartermaines the truth?
Courtney: I had to, mom.
Janine: No, you didn't.
Courtney: You scammed an innocent person. It wasn't right!
Janine: Look, you do not understand.
Courtney: Ok, explain it.
Janine: No, you know what? Just go pack your bag. We got to get out of here tonight.
Courtney: What's the rush?
Janine: I could go to jail for this, Courtney.
Courtney: So you were just planning to skip town with the money and not say a word to clear Edward Quartermaine's name?
Janine: Edward Quartermaine is a wily old goat with a ton of money and this would have been a drop in the bucket for him.
Courtney: What is it with you, mom? You lie to me for years, tell me my own father is dead, and now this! How could you do it?
Janine: Baby, when you have a daughter of your own, you're going to understand.
Courtney: Try me now.
Janine: Look, I always wanted you to have a chance, a decent life, a decent house, nice clothes, a college education, options. Baby, we live from week to week. I work -- I work two jobs and I barely make enough to pay the rent and put food on the table. I saw an opportunity here to just give us a little cushion. Now, that money means nothing to the Quartermaines, but it could mean everything to us. So I went for it. And I'm not sorry. Now, you got to go pack your bags because we are getting out of here tonight.
Courtney: I'm not going.
Janine: Yeah, you are. You're going with me.
Sonny: No, she's not. You can stay with me.
Carly: No, I am not going to have that kind of music. No, I want the mood to be romantic.
Zander: So you want chick music.
Carly: Chick music?
Zander: Yeah, the sappy love songs they play on soft rock stations. The equivalent of chick flicks. Look, I'm saying if you want cool guys coming in your club, you don't want to play that.
Carly: Ah, yes, and you are the expert.
Zander: You need variety -- a little soul, a little R&B. I mean, a couple love songs would be ok.
Carly: Oh, you know, I was planning on having variety, but thanks for being so generous.
Zander: Some of them are ok.
Carly: Yes, like this one. Hey? This one's good. You can dance to it. Come on. Let's have a try.
Zander: I'm not -- I'm not the greatest dancer.
Carly: It's New Year's eve. Will you just loosen up?
Singer: Another night
Carly: Come on.
Singer: Oh, Misery I sure could use some company
Carly: So, is that so painful?
Zander: The song's ok.
Singer: I ain't been the same
Radio Announcer: The countdown is about to start.
Singer: Like an old ball and chain
Melissa: I've never lost so much money so fast.
Roy: Yeah, I had big plans for that inheritance.
Melissa: Such as?
Roy: Well, I was thinking of a chain of restaurants -- Roy's Ribs. And, of course, you would need a baseball team. And I've always wanted to have a castle in Scotland as a summer place. A Ferrari, a red Ferrari. I need one of those.
Melissa: I think you loved me for my money.
Roy: I love you rich, poor, anywhere in between, kid. I love you.
Melissa: Well, that's good. Because you're stuck with me.
Ned: To 2002.
Kristina: Any resolutions?
Ned: Keep my suits in the closet, try any extreme sport you suggest.
Kristina: Oh, Lord.
Ned: Start spending more time looking forward rather than back. How's that for starters?
Kristina: I think this is going to be a very good year.
All: 10, nine, eight, seven, six --
Skye: I've been hit with enough slings and arrows for one night, so if you're here for target practice --
Jax: No, it's customary to wish each other a happy New Year's.
All: Happy New Year!
["Auld Lang Syne" plays]
Laura: Should we do something?
Luke: I don't think there's anything we can do. Let's just stay out of it. They'll work it out.
Laura: You're right.
Gia: Happy New Year.
Nikolas: You told Elizabeth what you knew about Lucky, didn't you?
Gia: Sort of.
Nikolas: What do you mean, "sort of"? Either you did or you didn't, Gia.
Gia: No woman should marry a man who doesn't love her.
Nikolas: I told you not to say anything. I trusted you with that.
Gia: I couldn't let Elizabeth go through with it without knowing how Lucky really felt.
Nikolas: It was not your business.
Gia: No, it was Elizabeth's. She deserves to know the truth and I am glad that I told her.
Elizabeth: Are the feelings back? Is it the same?
Lucky: No, they're not. No, it isn't.
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