General Hospital Transcript Friday 1/4/02
Proofread by Karina
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Luke: Let's go tonight.
Elizabeth: Marriage is impossible without love. The wedding is off.
Alexis: Sonny does not have an ulterior motive. He just wants to get to know you, Courtney.
Sonny: Smartest thing I ever did was hire you.
Alexis: Happy New Year.
Skye: Janine was scamming grandfather from the get-go.
Edward: You monster!
Edward: Oh, I'm delighted you were able to stop by. But if you aren't careful, you're going to spoil me.
Melissa: Edward, I'm glad you're feeling better, but we need to talk.
Edward: Of course -- over tea. I'll tell Reginald.
Melissa: No, thank you.
Edward: Cook has made macaroons.
Melissa: No, thank you. Please.
Edward: You know, there is a -- there is a stunning Matisse that is in the upstairs hall. You really must see it because it's going to be yours.
Melissa: Edward, I don't want a Matisse and I don't want any macaroons. I want you, please, to take me out of this will and put your family back in.
Edward: But, dear, you -- you've been so generous with me. Are you not going to let me repay? No. Now, listen, it's settled. You're going to stay, and that's all there is to it. Besides, you're just in time.
A.J.: In time for what?
Edward: Just in time to see justice done. People have been getting away with murder for far too long around here.
Janine: I haven't heard from Courtney all morning. How is she?
Sonny: Courtney's fine. I checked in with Alexis earlier, and she was asleep.
Janine: Probably still mad at me about this whole Quartermaine mess.
Sonny: Well, she should be.
Janine: Look, I cut a few corners, ok? Who hasn't? I was raising her on my own. We were -- I didn't have any help. I did what I had to do to make a life for her.
Sonny: You know what? I've heard all this before. It's getting old.
Janine: Glad you listened. Courtney's my daughter, and all I want to do is take her home.
Sonny: I'd like you to stick around for a little while.
Janine: You'd like?
Janine: Do I have a say in the matter?
Sonny: You can say whatever you want -- after you've heard my offer.
Kristina: Who are you? Why did you do to that?
Courtney: I was just looking at it.
Kristina: Oh. This was a gift from my brother.
Courtney: I didn't break it on purpose. Look, I'll pay for it and I'll just get out of here, ok?
Kristina: Wait a second. I know you. You -- you were at the grill the other night. You were the one that sent the Quartermaines into a frenzy. What's your name?
Alexis: Courtney Matthews. She's Sonny's sister, and she's going to be staying with us for a while.
Courtney: I don't think that's such a good idea anymore.
Gia: Lucky? Are you in there? It's Gia.
Gia: Can I come in? Ahem. Do you -- do you hate me? I mean, should I just leave? Will you say something? Where is everybody?
Lucky: Lulu's with my grandmother. My parents are gone. But if you mean Elizabeth --
Gia: Where is she?
Lucky: Elizabeth's gone, Gia.
Luke: Ok, now.
Luke: Keep those eyes closed.
Laura: Eyes shut.
Luke: Just a couple of more steps --
Luke: And open your eyes.
Ta-da! You know where you are?
Laura: Yes, I do!
Laura: It's the Beecher's Corners bBjou. Oh! Oh, it's just exactly the way I remember it!
Luke: It's exactly the same.
Laura: Oh. I wonder if they still run old movies here.
Luke: Well, if the marquee out front is any indication, business hasn't changed at all. And,
frankly, I'm surprised. Elvis told me he didn't do movies anymore.
Laura: Oh, how many times did we sneak in here?
Luke: Every time Lloyd and Lucy Johnson needed to watch somebody else take the chances for a while, and we'd go in the back row here and just snuggle.
Luke: Are you glad you came?
Laura: Oh, you bet. You bet -- even on a Harley.
Laura: Oh. It's a little strange, isn't it? Wide open, not a soul in here? It's odd.
Laura: Oh, it's not to you? Ok. What are you up to?
Luke: I'm just taking my honey to the movies.
Laura: You planned something, didn't you?
Luke: Uh --
Laura: Of course you did. I mean, why else would you bring me in through the side door and make me keep my eyes closed?
Luke: If you weren't peeking, how did you know that was the side door?
Laura: I smelled the pizza.
[Luke and Laura laugh]
Laura: Don't you remember? We used to run out of here afterwards and go to Penny's Pizza Parade?
Luke: Oh, you got a damn good memory.
Laura: No, I've got a damn good nose.
[Luke and Laura laugh]
Luke: Well -- great. Why don't you try and find us a seat, and I'll scare up some stale buttered popcorn.
Laura: And then what?
Luke: Well -- and then we're going to --
Laura: Oh, wait a minute now. Just promise me that there's not any disguises involved here, ok? There's nothing hidden under the seats. There are no Lloyd and Lucy getups, no cruise-wear.
Luke: No cruise-wear, I promise. No disguises. We're moving into the future, remember? And if we hit a couple of, well, nice spots along the way from the past, that wouldn't be too bad, would it?
Alexis: Courtney, don't worry about it. I didn't like it anyway.
Courtney: She said it was a gift from your brother.
Alexis: Yes, it was a gift from my brother. It was a very generous gift. It was just -- it was ugly, all right? He's a wonderful guy, I love him dearly, but his taste is strange. You should see the way he decorated his place. This is my sister, the one that I told you about.
Kristina: Hi. Nice to meet you --
Courtney: You, too.
Kristina: It's hard, I know. Everything that you thought you knew suddenly doesn't seem to apply anymore. I get it.
Courtney: Two weeks ago, I was at my mom's apartment. The whole place could fit in this living room. I could go back to that, no problem. It was easy, comfortable.
Alexis: And this is different.
Courtney: That's an understatement. For one thing, I just found out that my father is alive. And, on top of that, I'm suddenly somebody's sister.
Alexis: Maybe that's not such a bad thing. Courtney, maybe you should ask yourself, when life offers you something more, maybe you should take it.
Sonny: You came here for money. That's still an option.
Janine: Oh, an offer like that usually has strings attached.
Sonny: I want to get to know my sister. And I'd rather do that without separating her from her mother. So if you stay a few more weeks, I'll make it worth any inconvenience.
Janine: How worth it?
Sonny: If you stay longer, I'll help you find a job.
Janine: What if I decided that I want to go back to Atlantic City?
Sonny: When I decide it's time for you to leave, then you'll have a better job.
Janine: Oh, I see -- when you decide.
Sonny: You can leave now if you want, Janine. It's --
Janine: You know that I do not want to leave without Courtney. I don't have a lot of friends in this town. Edward knows the truth. He's rich. He's powerful. He knows a lot of people.
Sonny: So do I.
Janine: Yeah, but what if he decides --
Sonny: I agreed to look after you and your daughter while you were here. That means taking on any problems you may have as well. Are you satisfied?
Melissa: Maybe we could talk in the living room.
Skye: Hoping after a little more quality time you will be able to persuade grandfather to disinherit grandmother, too?
Melissa: I didn't ask him to disinherit anyone.
Edward: Absolutely not. It was my idea. And by the way, the free ride has officially ended. I am through being Mr. Nice guy.
Skye: When did you start being Mr. Nice guy?
Edward: No, no, I am finished with all of that disrespect and the snide remarks and the constant mutiny.
A.J.: By the way, Melissa, what are you doing here? Checking out the silverware?
Alan: I'd be interested in the answer to that.
Melissa: Dr. Quartermaine. Hi. I just stopped by to see how your father was doing and also to ask him to please tear up this ridiculous will.
Alan: I can't argue with your intentions, Melissa, but may I remind you that the hospital has a strict policy that staff may not visit patients in their home, nor may they accept gifts, financial or otherwise.
A.J.: If I were you, Melissa, I'd head for the hills and just keep on going.
Monica: Edward, the police are here.
A.J.: What have you done now, grandfather?
Mac: He hasn't done anything that I know of. Edward called us here.
Edward: I certainly did. I want to report a crime.
Gia: "Don't try to find me. I'll be back once I've had time to think?Ē
Lucky: Yeah. I went upstairs to see Elizabeth, and I found that note.
Gia: Ok, so the good news is Elizabeth is coming back, right? I mean, that's what it says.
Lucky: "Coming back," Gia? Coming back to what?
Gia: You know, Nikolas is angry enough at me right now. I don't need you dumping on me, too.
Lucky: You told Elizabeth that I didn't love her! Not only did you break her heart, you blew my plan to fix it! Who the hell do you think you are?
Nikolas: Hey, Lucky -- don't talk to Gia that way. All right, you want to blame somebody? Like I told you on the porch, you blame the person responsible -- me.
Laura: Oh, I'm -- I'm sorry. I was thinking about Lucky. Today would've been the first day of his honeymoon.
Luke: Well, he'll be all right. The last people he wants holding his hand right now are his parents.
Laura: I just wish there was something we could do.
Luke: There is -- we can have faith. We raised a smart kid. He thinks in a crisis, he lands on his feet. Just because he hit a bump in the road doesn't mean he's going to crash and burn. I mean, look how we're turning out.
Laura: My, my, aren't we confident?
Luke: That's one of my finest qualities.
Laura: Concession stand's gotten a little fancier since the last time we were here.
Luke: Mm-hmm. Wait till you see the prize at the bottom of the bowl.
Luke: Now, the cigar band ring is yours to keep no matter what, but I never gave you an engagement ring. That one jumped out the window singing your name.
Laura: Oh. That is so beautiful.
Luke: Bup, bup, bup, bup, bup. It's not yours yet. It's still mine till you say yes. You have the power to make us "us" again. Use it wisely. There's no rush. You don't have to make your decision right away because it's showtime!
Laura: Ahem -- and which Elvis movie will we be seeing?
Luke: Oh, I thought maybe we'd watch somebody even luckier than Elvis. Wait till you see this leading lady.
Hmm. Gert, roll 'em!
Courtney: I'm not sure what to do. This is all happening so fast.
Kristina: Well, in my experience, decisions that could possibly affect the rest of your life should be made over something hot, like coffee.
Alexis: That's a good idea. We were all up late last night, so good idea.
Kristina: I'll explain the whole New Year's thing to you, I promise, right after coffee. Which I should make now, Alexis. because we want Courtney to stay here. We don't want her running out of the building screaming.
Alexis: That's a good point. Thanks.
Courtney: Weren't you two separated for a long time?
Kristina: Most of our lives.
Courtney: But you guys -- you get along so well. Did that happen, like, right away?
Alexis: Courtney, your situation is different. Sonny is -- he's cautious. So are you, and it's understandable because this is a shock to both of you. But he's a good man, and I would imagine he'd be a very good brother if you'd just give him the chance. And I happen to know that this means a lot to him.
Courtney: What's it mean to you?
Alexis: What do you mean, what does it mean?
Courtney: I was just wondering -- what do you get out of it if I stay? Is Sonny your boyfriend or something?
Sonny: I'll accommodate you for Courtney's sake -- within reason -- but you got nothing I need, so don't push it.
Janine: Sonny, if Courtney and I stay here, Mike is going to find a way to weasel his way back into her life. And I'm not going to have that.
Sonny: Courtney knows her father's alive. You do not get to decide whether she sees him.
Janine: No, this is not a negotiable point, Sonny.
Sonny: Then leave! Courtney will stay here. She'll see Mike whenever she wants. And you're right -- every chance he gets, he'll try to work her by apologizing, saying he's sorry, how much he's changed. Now, now that you know all that, do we have a deal or not?
Minister: Lucas Lorenzo Spencer, will you take Laura Webber Baldwin to be your lawful wedded wife? Will you love her and comfort her, honor and keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others cleave only unto her, so long as you both shall live?
Luke: I will.
Minister: Laura Webber Baldwin, will you take Lucas Lorenzo Spencer to be your lawful wedded husband? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others cleave only unto him, so long as you both shall live?
Laura: I will.
Minister: The rings, please. Take Laura's hand. Repeat after me. I, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer --
Luke: I, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer --
Minister: Take thee, Laura Webber Baldwin --
Luke: Take thee, Laura Webber Baldwin, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish till death do us part.
Minister: Laura, please repeat after me. I, Laura Webber Baldwin --
Laura: I, Laura Webber Baldwin --
Minister: Take thee, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer --
Laura: Take thee, Lucas Lorenzo Spencer --
Minister: To be my lawful wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, until death do us part. And thereto, I pledge thee my troth.
Minister: For as much as Luke and Laura have consented together in holy wedlock and have witnessed the same before god and this company, and thereto have given and pledged their troth each to the other and have declared the same by giving and receiving a ring and by joining hands, by the power vested in me by the authority of the state of New York, I pronounce that they are husband and wife.
minister: You may kiss the bride.
["wedding march" plays]
Luke: So, what about the rest of our lives?
Skye: Whatever games you're up to, Grandfather, I really don't have the time. I have an agenda to prepare and notes to review. It is my first meeting as C.E.O. Of E.L.Q.
A.J.: Where she's agreed to make me corporate officer -- again.
Edward: Oh, we'll see about that.
Mac: Look, I'll deal with this. You get back to work.
Edward: No. You won't. No, no, no. You stay here. He may need -- he may need backup.
Taggert: You know, this doesn't appear to be a high-risk situation. I have actual cases that are waiting.
Edward: I have been set up and threatened and robbed of my life's work.
Taggert: You'll need to be more specific.
Edward: Specific? You want specifics? Try fraud and blackmail and conspiracy. I want these two arrested.
Mac: Not without sufficient evidence.
Edward: I have enough evidence to put them behind bars for a very long time.
Skye: There have been no crimes committed here. This is business.
Alan: Father, you are taking this much too far.
Melissa: I think this would be a good time for me to leave.
Edward: You'll do no such thing. Commissioner, enough stalling. I demand that you arrest these two criminals right now.
Alexis: Sonny is not my boyfriend. I have no idea why you would think that.
Courtney: I was just asking. How come you sound so defensive?
Kristina: Oh, I wouldn't go there if I were you.
Courtney: What'd I say?
Kristina: Well, you know how when you like a guy but you don't want anyone knowing that you like that guy? You don't even want the guy knowing you like that guy?
Courtney: Uh, yeah.
[Knock on door]
[Kristina and Courtney giggle]
Kristina: Hey, Sonny. Come on in. We were just talking about you.
Luke: Do you want to talk, or shall I just leave you alone?
Laura: No, no, no. Don't leave me alone. It just brought back so many memories, that's all. I actually got butterflies in my stomach watching the tape again.
Luke: God, we were so happy.
Laura: We were. How could we ever forget that?
Nikolas: And, you know, if I hadn't told Gia what you told me in confidence, Lucky, none of this would've happened.
Lucky: Yeah. You got that right, brother.
Gia: I'm sorry. This is partly my fault. But if you took a step back for a second, you'd realize that when two people are in love for real, they should be able to tell each other everything. Especially if one of them is going to get hurt. Especially if both of them are --
Lucky: I thought I was through with people telling me how to live and how to feel. It's definitely cost me enough already. But apparently I haven't been worked over quite enough yet, have I? So thank you again, Nikolas.
Gia: Look, I forced him to tell me.
Gia: I did. Look, I wouldn't leave him alone until he told me the truth. Which he did because he loves me. Ok, I thought Elizabeth had a right to know how you really felt. And I still do.
Lucky: And what about my right, Gia, the right to do something about it myself?
Gia: But you didn't. You were still going through with the wedding.
Lucky: And that's my decision! Not yours, not his!
Gia: How can you stand there and accuse him of trying to hurt you when he is the one who stood by you, when he almost lost everything?
Lucky: Nikolas is the one who wiped out my love for Elizabeth in the first place.
Laura: It was strange, watching that tape. We were just a couple of kids. We're completely different people now.
Luke: Not completely. I mean, we're older and wiser. Well, I'm older. You're wiser.
Luke: But inside we're the same. Actually, we're even better because we've got a whole life to build on. 20 years. You know, now we know what works for us and what doesn't work for us. See, I don't think we'll make those mistakes because we've already ironed out all the kinks.
Laura: Have we?
Luke: Sure, we have. We have. I don't want perfect, Laura. I don't believe in it. I don't think it's possible. But I believe in us. I do. And I believe that if we do this again, we won't make the same mistakes, that we'll -- we'll be better because we're -- we are better. Don't make me go in there and run "Viva Las Vegas" until you giggle your panties off.
Luke: That's better. That's much better. Seems to me like you got a lot to think about, so -- come on. I'll take you home.
Viva las vegas [donít know how this fits]
Luke: What's wrong?
Laura: What's the matter?
Luke: I'm not sure. Hang on.
Luke: What is wrong?
Oh. Whoops. This is wrong.
Nikolas: I was trying to prove myself to Helena. All right? Asking her to wipe out your love for Elizabeth seemed a lot less risky than the alternatives. It wasn't. And I'm sorry. Like I told you earlier, if I had it all to do over again, Lucky --
Lucky: What is that, Nikolas? Is that your weak attempt at an apology? Or is that just an excuse?
Gia: Elizabeth is coming back, Lucky.
Lucky: And then what? How am I supposed to get back what you two took away?
Gia: Thank you for defending me. You know, I don't care what he says. It is not your fault. He wasn't being honest with Elizabeth.
Nikolas: Yeah, well, you know, Lucky doesn't see it that way, Gia.
Gia: He was ready to lie to the woman he was marrying. I mean, he's got no right to criticize anyone.
Nikolas: After what Lucky lost, he has any right to feel the way he wants to, all right?
Gia: Ok. I'm sorry. Look, I know you're upset with me.
Nikolas: You're sorry?
Gia: You know, this probably isn't the right time to ask you, but will you promise me something? If you ever really fall out of love with me, no matter what the reason, will you tell me? Please?
Sonny: How's Courtney doing?
Alexis: Well, she was a little uncomfortable at first, but my sister's put her at ease -- in her own unique way.
Kristina: Coffee's ready. I didn't mean to interrupt anything.
Janine: Mr. Corinthos has made us a very generous offer.
Sonny: Yeah. I thought, you know, we could spend some time together.
Janine: So I've decided I'm going to stay for a while as Sonny's guest. Now, you can either stay here with Ms. Davis and her sister or you can come to the house and stay with me.
Alan: Having your grandchildren arrested isn't going to solve anything.
Edward: Oh, is that guilt I hear, Alan, after you served your shares over to Skye on a silver platter, making all of this possible?
Monica: Don't blame Alan. Skye is the one that sold you down the river.
Edward: Oh, Skye will be punished, all right, and so will A.J.. Justice will be done, I assure you.
Melissa: This isn't going to accomplish anything. After you've had some time to think --
Edward: "Think"? I've done nothing but think about the criminals in my family.
A.J.: There are no criminals here, Grandfather. Just because you didn't get what you wanted --
Mac: That's enough, everyone. Edward, what about proof?
Edward: Proof? I have plenty of proof. This all started with a -- with a woman named Janine Matthews.
Taggert: Who is she?
Edward: Well, she is -- she is a croupier that I -- that I met at a casino in Atlantic City. And a few weeks ago she came to me and she claimed that I had compromised myself with her -- which is a lie. And Skye knew it, and I think A.J. suspected it. At any rate, my loving grandchildren here joined forces with this woman, and the three of them conspired to blackmail me.
Taggert: Did any actual money exchange hands?
Monica: Well, yes. I went to the hotel where Skye had Janine stashed, and gave her a check for $100,000 to get out of town.
Skye: Well, no one forced you. It was your idea.
Monica: Have you forgotten the check you gave her to stay in town?
Mac: Look, if Janine tried to set Edward up and took money in furtherance of the lie, that constitutes fraud --
Mac: If it can be proved.
Edward: Of course it can be proved. I have a witness.
Edward: Oh, a little girl last night in the grill. She admitted it to everybody.
Mac: What about a description, Edward?
Edward: Well, she's young, in her 20ís. Pretty girl. Long, blond hair.
Mac: What about Janine? Any idea where she is now?
Edward: She's under the protection of -- of Sonny Corinthos.
Mac: And what were they blackmailing you for?
Edward: For control of E.L.Q. Skye here was using Janine to extort shares of stock from me by threatening to tell Lila that I had been unfaithful to her -- which I've told you is a lie. Anyway, they stole my company by stacking all the votes and stealing it right out from under me.
Melissa: You poor man.
A.J.: Oh, take it easy. It's obvious, all right? Just relax. You're still in the will.
Edward: See what I'm up against?
Melissa: I do. And you know something? The more I see, the less I want to be involved. Would you please take me out of this will?
Alan: Hey, Mac, this has gone far enough. My father is just using you to get at Skye and A.J. He hasn't got a leg to stand on.
Mac: From what I've heard, Edward could mount a case for fraud, conspiracy, and blackmail, which could mean prison time -- assuming he decides to press charges. It's up to you, Edward. What will it be?
Laura: You planned this.
Luke: No way.
Laura: Why do you even bother to deny it?
Luke: Honey, why would I do that? Ruin a perfectly good bike just to get you out here and be alone with you? I could've done that in Port Charles.
Laura: Really? This from a man who planned the secret mission cruise?
Luke: I loved that cruise.
Luke: Hello. Two rooms, please.
Woman: Oh -- I've only got one.
Woman: Well, what with the hoedown yesterday and people in town for the holidays --
Laura: We'll take it.
Luke: We will take it.
Woman: Ok. It's number seven. Last room on the left.
Woman: Enjoy your stay.
Laura: Only one left. Isn't that amazing?
Luke: It's -- a total coincidence.
Laura: I guess so. Why -- you know, you can deny this until you're blue in the face, all right? I know a setup when I see one.
Luke: Blue is my best color. Blue is my best color.
Luke: It's not a setup.
Laura: It is, too!
Luke: If I'd have set us up, I would've gotten us here for the hoedown.
Alan: Father, you have made your point. Now, stop this before it gets out of hand.
Edward: I want them arrested.
Mac: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Alan: Father, why are you doing this?
Skye: This is outrageous. You don't even have any evidence. You just can't take his word --
A.J.: It's a joke, right?
Skye: Can't you do something?
Alan: Father, I'm warning you. You stop this right now!
Courtney: What about my father? Does he fit into this?
Janine: If you want to see Mike, I won't stand in your way.
Courtney: I don't know what I want.
Sonny: Take all the time you need.
Courtney: All right. I'll stay for now -- here, if Alexis is cool with that.
Alexis: I'm fine with that.
Kristina: Well, now that it looks like we've got that settled, I think I'm going to go get something to eat. Sonny, you going to stay?
Sonny: Nice work.
Alexis: I was trying to do you a favor. But if you insist, I'll be happy to bill you for it.
[Knock on door]
Alexis: Oh. Lieutenant.
Taggert: Ms. Davis.
Alexis: What is it that my client hasn't done this time?
Taggert: Well, actually, I'm not here for Mr. Corinthos this time. I'm here for a Janine Matthews.
Janine: What do you want?
Taggert: Ms. Matthews, I'm afraid you're under arrest. I believe I'm also looking for that young woman right there, too. So if the two of you just come along with me --
Gia: We should go.
Nikolas: Not until I make Lucky understand.
Gia: Look, he won't listen. He is way too angry. Let's just wait until Elizabeth gets back, and we'll talk to her.
Nikolas: Gia, I want to fix this.
Gia: It's not up to you to fix it. It's between Lucky and Elizabeth and time. You know, all we can do is help them when they need us.
Nikolas: Fine. Let's go.
Laura: You planned the whole thing, top to bottom. I don't know why you even bother to deny it. Right down to the walls of Jericho.
Luke: Busted. I even managed to get the wall to match those beautiful eyes of yours. Now, this wall must come down --
Luke: And only you have the power to bring it down. You know what I mean?
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Luke: Close your eyes and listen to your heart.
Edward: I am willing to drop all charges if Melissa lets me adopt her.
Taggert: You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Lucky: I lost Elizabeth.
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