General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 3/12/02
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Alexis: Kristina told Sonny that I’m in love with him?
Sonny: You told the truth about the accident.
Jax: You've managed to do this on your own. You don't need Sonny anymore.
Ned: Jax gave his proxy to grandmother. He sold you out.
A.J.: I have been trying to get to you for two days. He won't let me.
Lucky: Why can’t you just drop this, Sarah?
Sarah: Why can't you? How is it fair to Elizabeth to pretend to have feelings for her that you don't?
Lucky: No, I was completely honest with Elizabeth. Yes, I was. And you know what? She believes that we have a chance, and so do I, as opposed to you, standing guard over her 24/7 like you're some sort of self-appointed love police. You used to have joy. You used to have compassion, Sarah. What happened to you?
Nikolas: So. Excuse me. A toast to Gia Campbell, the once and future face of Deception. You're not rethinking, are you?
Gia: I think I'd rather toast with sparkling water. I just haven't had alcohol since that night, and -- well, if someone sees me drinking, I'm finished. You know, Sarah will blow the whistle, Sonny will be all over me, and my brother will lock me up forever.
Nikolas: You can drink champagne, Gia, just like you can live the rest of your life. You know, the accident is over, okay? Besides, you know, the more you think about it, the more likely you're going to say something that you shouldn't, so -- I don't know. What can I do to keep your mind off it? Perhaps we could make love for the next few weeks? I don't know.
Gia: I could handle that.
Nikolas: Yeah? Okay, let's start with a dance. Then we'll go from there.
Skye: Stop being insufferable, Ned, and just say whatever it is you want to say.
Ned: I told you -- Jax gave control of his E.L.Q. shares to Grandmother.
Skye: You're lying.
Ned: You think I would be this ecstatic if it weren't true? Now, I don't know what you did to Jax, but Grandmother now has controlling interest of E.L.Q. so I think your days as C.E.O. are limited. Don't worry. I think Grandfather will probably find you something different. Hey, Junior was vice president in charge of paper clips. I'm sure you're more than capable of filling his shoes.
Jax: There is only one way I know of how to stop caring about somebody, and that is to make yourself move on.
Carly: I moved out, got my own place. I built a new business. I did everything I could to tell myself that I was defining myself on my own, as my own person, and -- you know what? I still want Sonny here tonight.
Jax: I know. I understand. But you have to tell yourself that it doesn't matter.
Jax: You have to tell yourself that it doesn't matter, and you have to repeat that over and over again until you believe it. There's no magic pill. There's no shortcut. But one day -- one day you will wake up and you will realize that you haven't thought about that other person for hours, even days.
Carly: I think some people are a little more forgettable than others.
Jax: I'm not saying it'll be easy. Love never is -- especially misdirected love. You know, sometimes I think the worse somebody is for you, the harder they are to get out of your system.
Carly: Sonny had his faults, and so did I. But there was something, something that worked between us, and I can't stop missing that.
Jax: Carly, you have to be ruthless about shutting that part of your life off.
Carly: Well, okay, but what if -- what if that person can't go away? What if that person won't let you forget them?
Skye: You lying jerk!
A.J.: Now, if you're serious about making your own choices and you want Sonny and everyone else to respect your choices, this is the way to do it.
Courtney: The riskiest way possible?
A.J.: You'll be fine.
Courtney: I'm worried about you.
A.J.: I'll take my chances.
A.J.: Can't stop myself. I want to help. No, actually, you know what? It gives me a chance to be near you, which is all I want. You know how I feel. And I realize what I just said put a lot of pressure on you, so forget I just said it, all right?
Courtney: Why? I liked most of it.
A.J.: You mean a lot to me. I don't know why, Courtney. It just -- just happened. You value honesty, and I'm just telling you what I feel. I really wish I was better at this. I won't push, but the opportunity to stand up for yourself doesn't come around very often. Now, if you -- if you want me with you, I'm there.
Sonny: What about you and me? I thought we were okay.
Alexis: Well, we are okay. It goes beyond okay. It's -- it's -- I just want to talk to you about how you've been acting toward me lately.
Sonny: What do you -- you know I'm grateful. I mean, if I live to be 100, I can't repay you for your help with Courtney and all that.
Alexis: It's not -- no, no, it's not about repayment. It's about you understanding something.
Sonny: Understand what?
Alexis: Well, me.
Sonny: What -- is there something wrong with you?
Alexis: No, no -- not really.
Sonny: Then what? You know what? There's not a single thing you cannot tell me. So whatever it is, just say it.
Sarah: I'm sorry. I have no right to criticize anybody -- least of all two people that I care so much about.
Lucky: I didn't mean it the way that it sounded. I just -- I know something's going on with you, Sarah.
Sarah: Forget it. Okay? I just -- I shouldn't have stepped in where I don't belong. I just don't want to see my sister hurt.
Lucky: Hey, neither do I. But what I feel is sincere. I mean, every time I see her, it hits me how beautiful she is, how funny, how strong, how caring, how talented -- all these wonderful things.
Sarah: Yes, Lizzie is all of those things. But when love is real, you don't have to talk about it or catalogue it. It's just there -- the thing that makes your heart speed up every time you look at each other, that thing you have no control over. And I see it in Elizabeth's eyes for you, but I don't see it in yours for her. And I know that once that's gone --
Lucky: Wait a minute. We're not talking about Elizabeth and me any more, are we? Something happened to you when you were in Europe. What is it?
Sarah: It's not your problem. And if you and Lizzie have a chance for something real, take it. Even if you get hurt, at least you know you tried.
Lucky: Sarah? Where are you going?
Sarah: I need to get some air. The walls feel like they're closing in.
Lucky: Well, there's a storm coming. Why don't you just wait around a while? Sarah, hang on.
Carly: You know, this is a private conversation in my office in my club, so you can leave.
Skye: Oh, believe me, there's nothing I'd like more. This third-rate, pretentious decor is giving me a headache. But there's some business that I need to discuss.
Carly: Okay, you know what? You can take you and your business and get out because I worked too hard for this night to let you spoil it for me.
Jax: Carly -- Carly, I think that Skye’s angry with me, so -- I know you have better things to do, so why don't you go and make this night everything you want it to be?
Skye: Well, how gracious, considering what a backstabbing double-crosser you turned out to be.
Carly: You know what, Jax? You have a lot more important things to take care of, too. Just do me a favor, okay, and let her out the back when you're done. That's where we keep the rest of the trash.
Jax: I think I know what this is about.
Skye: I'm sure you do. After I make one of the hardest decisions of my life -- I side against my own brother, who has been the only person to consistently support me in my entire life -- you sabotage my position at E.L.Q. You just rip it right out from under me. You know, Ned just couldn't stop smiling about it when he was telling me. Answer one question for me, Jax. Are you done punishing me yet, or is this just the beginning of a slash-and-burn campaign to teach me yet another lesson?
Jax: If I wanted to punish you, Skye, I would've handed control of the stock to Edward. But I didn't, did I? I gave it to Lila because, as far as I'm concerned, she's the only understanding compassionate of your whole, entire, dysfunctional family!
Skye: Why even make the gesture? Why give up something that you've wanted for so long? What do you get out of it?
Jax: I get away from you.
Bobbie: You do have to agree my daughter has done herself proud.
Scott: The place is okay. The clientele is all right.
Bobbie: "All right"? What is that supposed to mean?
Scott: Well, I'm sure your ex-son-in-law will be showing up.
Bobbie: I'm sure Sonny's on the guest list.
Scott: That's when the place will go right downhill.
Bobbie: Oh, stop. Why do I do this with you? You don't like my brother, you don't like Sonny, and, come to think of it, you're not too crazy about Carly, either.
Scott: Can you blame me?
Bobbie: Lighten up. Nobody's perfect.
Scott: But you're here with me anyway.
Bobbie: Yeah. So smile. Pretend you're having a good time.
Ned: Would you like to dance, or are we still fighting?
Kristina: Look, I'm in no position to be mad at anybody. I made this mess, and, ever since, I've been wanting Alexis to find out. I mean, maybe it's a good thing, Ned. Maybe Alexis will finally admit to how she feels and deal with it.
Ned: Alexis is comfortable with denial. She spends a lot of her time there. And in this case, it's the safest place for her to be.
Alexis: You know how you say something that you shouldn't say or something that you have no right to say -- more importantly, something that just simply isn't true at all. And in this case, it's a matter of all three.
Sonny: You know, usually when you do this, I can follow you. Right now you're not making any sense.
Alexis: I realize that.
Sonny: Then what is it? Is it something that you -- you want from me? What?
Alexis: I need to go find Kristina.
Carly: Hey, are they taking good care of you two?
Zander: Yes, we're fine. We're fine. Now, why don't you try and relax and enjoy yourself a little? You deserve it.
Kate: Zander's right. You can mark this night down to a major success.
Carly: Yeah, well, not till all the guests arrive.
Kristina: I am not second-guessing anyone's feelings ever again -- not Sonny's, not Alexis', and not yours.
Ned: Well, you won't have to guess about Alexis' much longer.
Alexis: There is such a thing as overstepping the bounds of a relationship.
Kristina: Okay, look, I know Ned told you what I said to Sonny.
Ned: Now, I was under the impression that it was out in the open.
Alexis: Ned, this is between Kristina and me.
Ned: Before I go, just know that Kristina’s heart was in the right place.
Kristina: He's right, you know, about my heart --
Alexis: I'm not interested in your heart, Kristina. I would like to know, where the hell was your head? Now, when did you tell Sonny about your little fantasy, and, more importantly, how could you?
Skye: Am I really so terrible that you want to avoid running a major corporation just so you can get away from me?
Jax: Look, I'm done with E.L.Q., okay? Let's just leave it at that.
Skye: I suppose you're done with me, too.
Jax: Just let it go, okay, Skye?
Skye: I see. Guess you've never made a mistake, huh? Never chosen the wrong side, never wound up hurting someone while you were trying to protect someone else you care about. Or maybe it's just helpless, young girls that you go out on a limb for -- wide-eyed ingénues that might fawn over you --
Jax: Okay, you know what? That's enough, okay?
Skye: No, you made a fool out of me tonight, intentionally!
Jax: How is that -- how is that possible?
Skye: When I think about what I did to A.J. earlier tonight and how I let you get to me, how I went against every self-protective instinct that I have just to wrangle my way past Carly the evil nightclub queen just for the sole purpose of telling you --
Jax: Telling me what?
Carly: Welcome to Club 101.
Sonny: Thanks for the invitation.
Carly: I was beginning to think that you might not show.
Sonny: I owe you this. I mean, you know, you -- you did it, Carly. You -- you made your dream come true. And I wish I would've been there to help you out, but I understand you needed to do it alone, and congratulations.
Carly: Thanks. So, what do you think of the place?
Sonny: Didn't I just say --
Carly: No, not really. Tell me -- tell me more.
Sonny: Well, I like the place. It's got style, attitude. It's not quite as in-your-face as I thought.
Carly: Oh, well, you know, not everybody appreciates that.
Sonny: Yeah. Well, sometimes you -- you get used to it, you know? You start to like it.
Carly: Unless it drives you crazy.
Sonny: Yes. Well, crazy can be good, you know? Look what people thought of you when you thought up this place. Now look at it and --
Sonny: Look at you.
Carly: I'm pretty proud of myself.
Sonny: I'm proud of you, too. You did a good job, Caroline.
Carly: Well, thank you, Mr. Corinthos. Oh.
Man: Whoa. Sorry.
Carly: It's all right.
Sonny: All right?
Sonny: I got you.
Carly: Well, thanks.
Sonny: All right.
Carly: You know, a crowded dance floor is a pretty good sign, isn't it?
Carly: So did you come alone? I thought I saw Alexis here.
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, I came with Alexis. She's -- I don't know. I guess she's with Kristina somewhere, I guess.
Carly: Okay, cool. You know what? I got you a table --
Carly: Table for two in the corner, and everything's on the house.
Sonny: You didn't have to do that.
Carly: Oh, yes, I did.
Sonny: Come on.
Carly: Yes, I did. It's my club, my rules, and I want you to have a good time, all right? But you're going to have to excuse me because I have to work the room.
Sonny: It's a hell of a room. You did a hell of a job. Have fun.
Carly: You, too.
Zander: This is our dance, isn't it?
Carly: I think it is, and I happen to be free.
Kristina: Look, Sonny made me so mad, I wasn't thinking clearly.
Alexis: You weren't thinking --
Kristina: Just the second it came out of my mouth --
Alexis: Just give me the details --
Kristina: I knew I said --
Alexis: Just tell me what you said to him, and hurry up before he walks over here --
Kristina: It'll be fine.
Alexis: I am so embarrassed. How am I going to look at him again? How am I ever going to represent him? Do you have any idea what you've done to my credibility?
Sonny: Hello. Hello. Looks like you might need this.
Alexis: Oh. I'm fine.
Kristina: Yeah, it's --
Sonny: Can we -- I'm just going to take her just to talk to her for a second.
Kristina: Alexis -- Alexis will be fine.
Alexis: The ladies' room.
Kristina: All right.
Alexis: Now. Excuse us.
Courtney: You have no idea how much it means to me that you'd do this.
A.J.: Well, you know what? You -- you bring things out in me no one has ever. I'm better when I'm with you.
Courtney: So what happens when Sonny tries to get back at you for this?
A.J.: It's all right. Let him. I'm not afraid.
Courtney: Well, you should be.
A.J.: I know he's dangerous, Courtney. But he uses intimidation to keep people in line, to get what he wants from them. I'm not going to live like that. I refuse. As soon as I do, he wins. You're my inspiration. I mean, you're not running from Sonny. How can I ask you to respect me if I do?
Courtney: A.J., you don't have to prove anything to me.
A.J.: I have some things to prove to myself.
Courtney: Sonny is going to go ballistic.
A.J.: Yeah. He will, so what? You said you want to live your own life, right? Well, so do I. Maybe this is a huge step in that direction. Maybe a step that neither one of us could've made alone. But we're not alone. We're in this together.
Courtney: Okay. I'll do it. We'll do it together.
Jax: What is it that you want to tell me?
Skye: Doesn't matter.
Jax: Yes, it does matter, Skye. It matters very much.
Skye: I locked my brother in a closet, for God's sake -- my own brother -- just to keep him from getting to Courtney.
Skye: Because of you. Because of how you made me feel.
Jax: Could you be a little more specific?
Skye: I didn't like what A.J. was doing to Courtney. I also didn't try to stop him, but I realized how wrong it was when you showed me. I don't want Courtney to get her heart broken. My God, life will take care of that soon enough.
Jax: How -- how do I know that this isn't just another one of your games?
Skye: Fine. Jax, if you don't want to believe me, that's fine.
Jax: I don't know what you look like when you're telling the truth, Skye. Are you telling the truth now, or is it just -- is this your best imitation?
Skye: My God, I go against every instinct that I have and I still lose. I mean, I alienate my brother, the one person in this world who's never judged me for being me, and for what?
Jax: You tell me.
Skye: For you. Because of how I feel about you.
Kristina: Well, at least you're breathing now.
Alexis: Which makes it possible for me to start yelling at you.
Kristina: Alexis, just find your center, keep --
Alexis: Kristina, that's enough. What did Sonny say when you dropped your bizarre, not to mention inappropriate, intrusive fantasy in his lap?
Kristina: He said nothing. Well, no, actually, he was strangely quiet.
Alexis: Kristina --
Kristina: I swear it just slipped out of my mouth.
Alexis: A pen slips out of your pocket. A glass slips out of your hand. "By the way, Alexis loves you" doesn't just slip.
Kristina: Well, he --
Alexis: It gets pushed.
Kristina: He barged into your apartment. He reamed you out for trying to help him. He was cold and condescending. You know, you deserve better than that. Which -- which is not to say that Sonny isn't thoughtful and charming, and it is perfectly natural that you would have feelings for him, but --
Alexis: How is this any of your business?
Kristina: It's not. I stepped out of line. I realize that. Look, I went back to Sonny's apartment and I tried telling him that I was wrong, that your feelings for him were completely concocted in my head and he should just forget it.
Alexis: And did he believe that?
Kristina: What I said or what I denied?
Alexis: What you denied.
Kristina: I don't know. He just -- he just gave me one of his Sonny looks.
Alexis: Oh, God. What if he believes this?
Kristina: But isn't it the truth?
Alexis: It is not the truth, Kristina. The words "I love Sonny" have never crossed my lips.
Kristina: Has it crossed your mind?
Alexis: That is the beauty of having a mind, Kristina. It's mine. It's private. It's secret. I can have whole conversations in my own mind and nobody has to know about it. Oh, God. Oh, man, this is so much worse than I thought.
Carly: Thank you for the dance.
Carly: So what happened to your date?
Zander: She got a page from her lab partner.
Carly: Oh, medical student. That's very impressive.
Zander: Yep. Yeah, the girl must like it a lot. She can't seem to stop talking about it.
Carly: Yeah. Is that why you kept her on the dance floor all night, huh?
Zander: When we're dancing, at least she's not talking about cadaver school class.
Carly: Oh, shut up. You're kidding.
Zander: I swear. I asked her what her favorite class was, and that's what she told me. I mean, what do I say to that?
Carly: Oh, you're in trouble. She likes them cold and dead. You may be a little too hot-blooded for her.
Nikolas: Hey, Sonny.
Sonny: Hey. Ms. Campbell, I got -- I just got to say you look absolutely beautiful.
Gia: Thank you.
Sonny: I guess you're getting past the accident?
Gia: Nikolas thought it would be good for me to get out.
Sonny: Well, he's right. I invited my sister to come. Unfortunately, she couldn't make it. But I talked to her. You know, it's important for people to take responsibility for their actions.
Gia: Well, I hope you weren't too hard on Courtney.
Sonny: Well, the whole idea was to make her feel better. I think I did that when I told her I believe she didn't run that red light.
Jax: Stop dodging and tell me what you're feeling. Look, we're on the brink of something here, Skye. We can either make this real or we can thank each other for playing and walk away. It's your choice.
Skye: There's no point in trying to change things now.
Jax: There could be if we get everything out in the open. I'm asking you to take a risk.
Skye: Taking a risk in business is one thing, Jax. Risking your heart is another.
Jax: I'm willing if you are.
Skye: Very magnanimous, Mr. Jacks. But I don't want or need anything from you. Thanks. Why don't we just leave it at that?
Kristina: What are you thinking?
Alexis: I'm second-guessing all the things that Sonny has done since you mistakenly informed him that I love him. He sent me gardenias -- twice. He talked about going back to Puerto Rico. He has thanked me countless times for everything from my advice to my friendship, and now I know why. He feels sorry for me. "Poor little Alexis is in love with me. I better toss her a few crumbs."
Kristina: Why do you always do that? The glass is not half empty.
Alexis: If I were you, I wouldn't give me a lecture on positive thinking. I'm a realist. This is the most humiliated I've ever been.
Kristina: No, no, no. See, that -- that is what hurts me more than anything. You shouldn't be embarrassed, Alexis. Sonny should be embarrassed. You're not getting the kind of love that you deserve. And what's worse is that you don't think that you have a right to it.
Kristina: Okay. What if what I said to Sonny made him realize how he really felt about you? What if everything he did wasn't out of pity? It was because --
Alexis: I cannot believe the nerve you have to keep talking. Sonny is first and foremost my client. He also happens to be hung up on his ex-wife. There are myriad of reasons why what you just said cannot be. It is impossible -- nod if you understand what that word means. Then do not bring up this subject again ever.
Kristina: I'm sorry. It's just because I love you. What can I do to help?
Alexis: Don't help. This is my life. I will handle it.
Kristina: What are you going to do?
Alexis: I don't know.
Sonny: I know how it goes -- you get shaken up in an accident, you don't exactly remember what happened, so you say things that aren't true at the time. But then, you know, with some distance, you start remembering how things really were. It happens all the time.
Gia: Are you asking me to admit to a crime?
Sonny: My sister was blamed for something she didn't do. I would like to get her name cleared. Whoever made that possible would have my respect and my help, and this whole thing would be over forever.
Nikolas: It is over, Sonny. You know, Gia and I put it behind us. I really think that you and Courtney should do the same.
Sonny: Some things you can let go. Some things you can’t. You remember that, okay?
Nikolas: You all right?
Gia: Have you ever noticed how his smile doesn't reach his eyes? It's just -- it's just hard and -- and flat like mirrors.
Nikolas: It's all going to be fine. Everything's going to be fine.
Gia: Nikolas --
Nikolas: I promise you, Gia.
Gia: He knows I ran the red light, okay? He's going to prove it to clear his sister's name. I'm tired of this. You know, maybe we should just tell the truth.
Nikolas: No. It is too late, okay, for both you and me. All right?
Taggert: I saw you talking to Sonny. Everything all right?
Nikolas: Everything's fine, yeah.
Carly: Hey. You guys enjoying yourselves?
Bobbie: Well, I am, and I think you have done an absolutely fabulous job.
Carly: Oh -- wait. Why aren't you dancing?
Bobbie: Actually, I was waiting to be asked.
Zander: In that case, would you like to dance?
Bobbie: Well, thank you very much, Zander. I would love to.
Zander: Here, hold that.
Scott: Why don't you teach her the spiffy?
Lucky: Uh -- I'm sorry. I -- I got worried that you were out in the storm here. I --
Sarah: No --
Lucky: I saw that the --
Sarah: Lucky --
Lucky: The light was on --
Sarah: Lucky, it's okay. It's no big deal.
Lucky: You should get back up in the house, then.
Sarah: You're as wet as I am.
Lucky: Yeah, you know, I'll be up there in a second. Just let me pick this stuff up, okay?
Sarah: All right, thanks.
Sarah: I'll see you up there.
Lucky: All right.
Gia: Everything is fine, Marcus.
Nikolas: Sonny was just talking about Elizabeth, that's all.
Taggert: You sure he didn't do anything?
Gia: Sonny comes off as Elizabeth's big protector. He's asked me to call him if she needed anything.
Taggert: Do her a favor -- don’t.
Gia: Yeah, I figured that one out for myself. So now that you've done your official big brotherly duties, why don't you take the rest of the night off and take your date on the dance floor?
Taggert: Excellent suggestion.
Gia: I hate lying to him.
Nikolas: Okay, listen, listen, this is not about just you anymore. If you tell anyone what happened and this comes out, it will come out that I tampered with a witness. We'll both go to jail. Okay? Now, listen, Sonny can't prove anything. It's going to be fine.
Gia: That is not how Sonny works, and you know it. He thinks I hurt his sister. You can't hurt somebody Sonny cares about and get away with it.
Carly: It was really nice of you to dance with my mom.
Zander: Well, your mom's great. She's really proud of you.
Carly: Well, yeah, you know, I'm starting to think this place is actually going to work out. Everyone really seems to be having a good time, don't they?
Zander: Yeah. You know, I think -- I think you can relax now. This place, you -- first-class. Congratulations.
Carly: Yeah, well, let's just hope it stays that way.
Jax: How's it going?
Carly: Well, it depends. How's your psychotic friend Skye? Is she planning to burn down the place yet?
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Jax: So much for locking A.J. in the closet.
Kristina: This is bad, Ned. This is very, very bad.
Gia: First Sonny and now his sister. Could this night actually get any worse?
A.J.: How's it going, Sonny?