General Hospital Transcript Thursday 4/18/02
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Gia: Lucky was outside with Sarah. They were kissing.
Skye: Did you really do that? You offered Courtney for Michael?
Jax: You're despicable.
Courtney: This is what I want. I love A.J.
Ned: I still believe in you, but I won't make that mistake again.
Sonny: To A.J. and Courtney, till death do they part.
Gia: Are we home yet?
Nikolas: Well, the boat ride was a sign, don't you think?
Gia: Do you love me?
Nikolas: I do.
Gia: Then will you please unfasten my shoes and burn them? Not only are the straps unbelievably complicated, but the heels -- great instruments of torture.
Nikolas: Is that right?
Nikolas: Okay. There's one. And two.
Gia: Oh, you are an angel sent from heaven.
Nikolas: No, I am just an admirer. You were wonderful tonight, you know that? Smiling and mingling with the guests at Audrey's party. I would have never guessed you were in excruciating pain.
Gia: Well, I've got nothing on you. Elizabeth and Lucky were horrible to you tonight.
Nikolas: You see, I have a secret for dealing with disappointment. All I have to do is remind myself that Sparky -- that's you -- is on my side, that you love me, believe in me, and that we can get through anything. Right?
Lucky: It's okay to lean on someone. You're not alone, okay? I'm here.
Sarah: We can't keep doing this, Lucky. It's not fair to Elizabeth.
Man: Mr. Quartermaine?
Man: The wedding cake, courtesy of Mr. Corinthos.
Man: Oh, no, Mr. Corinthos took care of everything.
A.J.: Here you go.
Man: Congratulations, Mr. Quartermaine.
A.J.: Thank you.
A.J.: Excuse me. May I cut in?
Courtney: Wait. First, there's something that I'd like to say to everyone. I realize that my brother is right about a lot of things.
Courtney: You were right when you said that we're family, we need to trust each other, to give each other the benefit of the doubt. I know how difficult that was for me, so I can only imagine how hard this must be for you right now, being here, celebrating my wedding to a man you have problems with. Look, I know tonight we got off to a terrible start, but whatever you and A.J. discussed out here, you have done a complete turnaround, and I appreciate that. And I want to do the same for you. I forgive you, anything you did or said in anger. I only hope that you can forgive me, too.
Sonny: You're already forgiven.
Courtney: I'm glad you're here. That way, when I look back on this day, I'll not only remember that it was the day I was married but the day that I started to build a relationship with my big brother. I want to know you, and I want to learn to love you, and I hope that you can learn to love me, too.
Sonny: I think I've already learned to love you, and all that I care about is that you're happy.
Courtney: I am happy.
Sonny: All right.
Courtney: Thank you.
A.J.: Hey, you know what? I'd be really happy if I can finally get that dance.
Courtney: First, there's one more wedding present that I'd like to ask from my brother. It would mean a lot to me if you would shake hands with A.J.
A.J.: What do you say? Let's resolve our differences once and for all.
Sonny: I couldn't agree with you more. I mean, this thing between us -- this is the only way this could have ended. Well -- it's over between us, brother-in-law.
Nikolas: Oh! I think I hurt my wrist.
Gia: Oh, Niki, you want an ice pack?
Nikolas: I want you to kiss it and make it better.
Gia: I knew you weren't hurt.
Nikolas: I am hurt.
Gia: Oh, forget it. Go back to exercising.
Nikolas: Okay, that's it. You forced me into this. Now I have to tickle you into submission.
Gia: No. Stop it! Nikolas, stop!
Nikolas: Say it, say it.
Gia: Say what?
Nikolas: That -- yeah, you were supposed to kiss my wrist and make it feel better. Right?
Gia: Oh, my God.
Nikolas: Oh, be gentle. Come on. Thank you.
Gia: Will we always be like this? In love and happy together? 20 years from now, 40 years from now, I'll come out of the shower, and you'll be doing tai chi?
Nikolas: 40 years doing tai chi?
Gia: Yeah. And you'll still be tickling me to get your way.
Nikolas: Well, I will always love you, and that's for sure. And I could always tickle you. I always want to be with you the way we are now, you know? When we're together, it's about -- it's about us, not about where we live, not about our job, what's going on in the rest of the world.
Gia: Yeah, easy for you to say, prince Cassadine.
Nikolas: Hey, I have regular guy accomplishments, you know that?
Nikolas: I do.
Gia: Name three.
Nikolas: Saxophone. I can play the saxophone. I can change a tire. And I can cook.
Gia: Oh, really? Since when?
Nikolas: Yes, I can. I was trained at a culinary school by a master chef. I just kept it a secret because I didn't want you to -- I wanted you to love me for me, not for my cooking skills. Be right back.
Gia: What, you're going to cook now?
Nikolas: I am going to demonstrate a skill that will thrill you the rest of our lives together. You are going to love it.
Sarah: I won't do this to my sister. Whatever this thing is between you and me, we know it would be wrong to hurt Elizabeth.
Lucky: I agree. I agree. It's not Elizabeth’s fault that I don't feel the way that I used to.
Sarah: It would break her heart if she knew about this. She can't find out any of it, from that very first night in the stables until now. We can't keep doing this, Lucky. It has to be as if none of this ever happened.
Lucky: You would do anything to protect your little sister, wouldn't you?
Sarah: So it's settled, then. You and I are only friends, and Elizabeth will never know any different.
Lucky: I agree. Elizabeth will never know about this.
Elizabeth: Come off. I hate this jacket. I hate it. I hate you.
Zander: Is there a reason you're tearing off your clothes and throwing them in the lake?
Elizabeth: Lucky gave them to me. You know, there's a story behind each and every one. No, it's just the same old story over and over again. He loves me. He believes in me. We have faith in each other. We're going to live our dreams. It's a permanent lock. Do you know what that means, Zander? Nothing. It's just some stupid, sappy fairy tale you tell yourself when you're a kid in a church stuck in a snowstorm and you honestly believe you're the only two people in the world who have ever been in love.
Zander: What happened?
Elizabeth: He was kissing my sister. Gia told me. How perfect is that? And of course, I defend Lucky because I know he could never ever do something like that to me. I mean, not with my sister, knowing how I feel about Sarah and how long I waited for him to look past her just so he could see me. Of course, I go to Jake’s to prove Gia wrong, and guess what. There's wonderful Lucky, loving, loyal, faithful Lucky, standing outside with his arms wrapped around my sister. And she's all snuggled up to him like he's the only warm thing in the world, and they're going on and on about how much they mean to each other and how much they want to be together, but they can't give into it because, well, poor, pathetic, little Llizzie.
Zander: I'm sorry.
Elizabeth: No, don’t. Please, don't say that. Do you know how sick I am of pity, of being everyone's poster child for tragedy? You know, I was raped once, but I lived through it. I loved a boy who died, and I lived through that. I am strong enough to get through anything. My only real mistake was thinking that I needed Lucky to make me whole. He's just some boy who loved me, and, yeah, I loved him, too, but love ends. And our love has been over a long, long time. This -- this is like the big finish, and no matter how much it hurts, it feels so good, too. It feels like freedom because I know he can never ever come back to me and now I know I'm not the one who gave up. I didn't stop believing. Lucky and I are finally done.
Sarah: Grams, I am so sorry I missed your message. I really would have been there for the celebration. 10,000 days.
Sarah: Did Elizabeth make it?
Audrey: No, no. She and Lucky were probably off somewhere, but that is just fine. Of course, I'd loved to have my granddaughters there, but this was really about my time at General Hospital and the family I've made with the people who work here. Of course, it would have been an excellent opportunity for a young resident to socialize. There are any number of handsome and eligible young men on staff.
Sarah: Thanks, Gram, but being a resident is a 24-hour job.
Audrey: Well, you know, that's just my point. If you're going to find somebody, it will probably be here at General Hospital. It took me quite some time to see the catch your grandfather was, and if we hadn't been working together, I would have missed out on the best thing that ever happened to me.
Sarah: Well, you and Gramps were very lucky.
Audrey: Yes, we were. But, darling, you'll be lucky, too. One day, you will find a love who will make you just as happy as your grandfather made me. I promise.
Nikolas: All right. Three ingredients, and the result is the sweet stuff dreams are made of.
Gia: S'mores? Your culinary masterpiece is s'mores?
Nikolas: Come on, Lesley Lu taught me how to make them. She happens to think they're the best thing in the world, and I agree. Of course, you are a city girl, so maybe you don't really know the delights of s'mores-making.
Gia: Uh-huh. Well I can toast marshmallows with the best of them. You just sit back, watch, and be dazzled.
Nikolas: You need to rotate it and hold it just outside the fire.
Gia: Okay, you know what? I will fix mine my way, and you fix yours your way.
Nikolas: Okay. Happens to be on fire. Yeah. You see, marshmallow roasting requires an expert touch. Watch and learn.
Gia: You know what? I like them burned.
Nikolas: You do?
Gia: Yeah, because you can pull them apart and lick the sugar off your fingers.
Nikolas: Mmm. Well, I will show you how I like marshmallows best.
Alexis: Would you like to tell me what's really going on?
Sonny: A.J. and Courtney made their choice. So have I.
Alexis: You're prepared to live with that?
Sonny: I'm prepared to live with however this turns out.
A.J.: Listen, I just wanted to say I really appreciate your heroic efforts to be with us on this special occasion, and as much as I have enjoyed your company, I hope I'm not being rude by announcing that it's time for us to cut the cake, make our final toasts, and say goodbye.
A.J.: My new bride and I would really like to be alone.
Courtney: Sonny, it's beautiful. How did you do this?
Sonny: What matters is you like it.
Courtney: Thank you.
A.J.: Okay, hey, let's cut the cake.
Courtney: Oh, wait, we should get some pictures of the reception. Hold on.
Sonny: All right.
Courtney: Would you?
Ned: Yeah, sure. Okay, ready, Junior?
A.J.: Mm-hmm. Okay. All right, here. How about something like this? All right.
Skye: How wonderfully cliché. How sickening.
Jax: Don't worry, the worst is almost over.
Skye: Oh, I have a feeling the worst is just about to begin. This is a recipe for disaster. I can tell by the tightness in my throat.
Jax: Well, let me get you a drink. You can wash that cake down with it.
A.J.: This is good. All right, how many do we have?
Courtney: One, two, three, four, seven -- one more.
A.J.: All right, I'm going to take this over to Skye. I'll be right back. This ought to take the sour look off your face.
Skye: Excuse me, what is that that I smell on your breath?
A.J.: What? Skye, I just got married. Okay, now, I admit I didn't get my son back, but, hey, I got a beautiful bride who adores me, so all is not a loss, you know?
Skye: No, I have been a drunk for far too long not to tell that that is booze on your breath. What are you doing?
A.J.: I am celebrating.
Skye: No, you're acting like a drunk. What, Sonny didn't destroy you, now you want to finish the job yourself? Is that it?
A.J.: You know, I'm really sorry that you're not on my side anymore.
Skye: Hey, I am on your side at this moment more than anybody else ever will be.
Jax: May I have your attention, please? While I am, in fact, not related to either the bride or the groom, I would like to take this opportunity to wish them both well. So if we could all raise our glasses. Speaking from experience, I can say that you can find love in the most unlikely places. Sometimes what starts out as a game or as fun can blossom into something so much more. I certainly hope it will be that way for A.J. and Courtney. I also hope that A.J. will make sure that all of Courtney’s wishes come true. To A.J. and Courtney.
Jax: Now, like all good guests, we should know when to leave.
Alexis: Are you sure you're all right with this?
Jax: Well, congratulations. You're a beautiful looking bride.
Courtney: Thank you. I'm glad that you guys could be here. I mean that. And if I didn't appreciate it before, I do now.
Skye: Hey, I love you. And I hope that you and A.J. will be very happy.
Jax: Well, let's go.
Ned: A.J. --
Ned: I have no idea what you plan to do next, but you have a beautiful bride over there who's obviously in love with you, and I'm thinking this is your chance to do something right. So don't blow it. Welcome to the family.
Courtney: Thank you.
A.J.: Well, thank you for -- ahem -- joining us in this celebration.
Alexis: I wish you all the happiness, Courtney.
Sonny: You know what? This really is the best outcome for all of us. Come on.
Courtney: Well, we did it. We're married.
A.J.: Yeah. Congratulations, Mrs. Quartermaine.
Courtney: Why don't I go get out of this dress, and we can get back to our honeymoon.
A.J.: Well, to a great plan that almost succeeded.
Audrey: Sarah, I want you to know how much I appreciate all the efforts you have made towards your little sister. I know she can be a prickly pear, and her jealousy of you doesn't help.
Sarah: I've never understood the jealousy. And the irony is I've always admired Elizabeth. She trusts herself. She's not afraid of what other people think of her.
Audrey: But you weren't just other people, darling. You were her big sister.
Sarah: I just want Elizabeth to be happy, and I wish I could help her. The only thing I'm doing sometimes is complicating my sister's life.
Audrey: Oh, that's not true. If you need proof, I'll show you right here. I just got some photos back from the developer. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, look and see how thrilled Elizabeth is to have you here.
Elizabeth: Lucky and I used to meet here all the time. I'd come down on my break from Kelly’s, and he'd just be here waiting, smiling, or he'd run in from somewhere with a plan of what we should do or where we should go. I think I kept loving Lucky because I didn't know what else to do. It's like I forgot I count for something on my own.
Zander: Why wouldn't you want love to last? Why wouldn't anyone? It doesn't mean you're pathetic. It means you're brave enough to believe. And now you're brave enough to know the truth and know it's over.
Elizabeth: I'm glad I ran into you. Anyone else would be telling me that Lucky made a mistake and I should forgive him because what we have is too precious to lose. Let me tell you, there is nothing precious about guilt, lies, and good intentions, and that's all Lucky and I have anymore. We're not even real to each other. We just keep repeating the same things over and over again, all the same things that we've said, trying to be 16 so we can keep the promises we made when we didn't know any better.
Zander: Well, look -- look at the bright side. At least you didn't get married.
Elizabeth: Yeah. Oh, I tried to end it then when I realized that Lucky didn't love me, but he insisted that we could get it back. He said I owed it to the both of us to start over. Oh, God, I wish I had said no. I wish I had just spared us months of trying too hard and pretending to have fun and all the stupid, pointless things we used to do together. You know, I hate -- I absolutely hate Lucky for kissing my sister, but at least it's real. It's about him and Sarah and whatever they want. It's not about what everybody else thinks they should be doing. I don't understand why it's so impossible for people to be honest. I mean, why can't you just say what you want and go for it? You know what Lucky and I promised each other once? No secrets and no lies. No matter how much it hurt, we would tell each other the truth. Something else we couldn't make last.
Zander: Let me walk you home.
Elizabeth: No, no. No, I'm back at my room at Kelly’s -- which happens to be full of things Lucky has given me, from pictures to ticket stubs to, oh, this hideous moose scarf he brought me back from Canada. I think if I were to go back right now, I'd start a bonfire and burn everything.
Zander: And you don't want to do that?
Elizabeth: Actually, I do, very much so, but I think it would be wise if I just stay the night in my studio.
Zander: Well, let me walk you there.
Elizabeth: Why are you doing this? I haven't exactly been a friend to you.
Zander: When Emily broke up with me, when she somebody else, I was wrecked. I trashed my room, and I did something phenomenally stupid and, basically, handled it in the worst way possible. I mean, I didn't rob a bank or anything, but you get the idea. There was somebody that tried to help, and it wasn't what I needed. All I really wanted was somebody to listen and agree with me, somebody to tell me that what I felt was real, that it changed me, made me better. I mean, even though losing it burned like fire, it was worth it because when I had it, love was everything.
Elizabeth: Yeah. Exactly.
Zander: Someday, I'm going to be able to think about Emily and not hurt at all. I'll just be glad for what she gave me.
Elizabeth: You honestly believe that?
Zander: I try to.
Elizabeth: Then I will, too. Maybe not today or tomorrow. Someday I'll believe I loved Lucky for a reason and that our love wasn't wasted, it just ended.
Courtney: You're drinking?
A.J.: Yeah, well, you know, it is our wedding night. It's -- it's tradition to have a little champagne.
Courtney: But you're an alcoholic.
A.J.: Vodka is my undoing. Champagne -- I'm cool.
Courtney: I thought all alcohol was the same to alcoholics.
A.J.: Well, you know, no, it's kind of like a drug, you know? I mean, it affects different people in different ways. Champagne I can handle. Vodka -- you see me go for vodka, take cover.
Courtney: Great. Well, then you've had your champagne. Now come to bed.
A.J.: I thought you were going to get changed. Why don't you go do that? I'll light some candles. I'll be in in a minute.
Courtney: You're happy about this, right? Us being married?
A.J.: I couldn't be happier.
Jax: There you are. It's a nice night for a swim.
Skye: Oh, go ahead. I think I'm going to stay away from night swimming for a while, though. Nearly drowning does make a lasting impression.
Jax: Well, you realize the water is a lot warmer here. Plus, you'll be swimming with me, so --
Skye: See this?
Skye: It's dry.
Skye: I like dry. But you go ahead.
Jax: You know, the question is, will you be here when I get back?
Skye: Gee, I don't know. There aren't any commercial flights until the morning and, well, I highly doubt that Ned or Sonny will give me a ride home on their plane. Either of them would probably kick me out halfway without a parachute. I really couldn't say that I would blame them.
Jax: Look, what your brother did tonight -- you're not responsible for that.
Skye: I should have done something weeks ago.
Jax: Well, you heard Courtney tonight. You laid it out for her, and she didn't want to believe you. She wants to believe A.J., and that's her right. At least if she gets her heart broken, she'll know that it was her own mistake.
Skye: Oh, this is all so very screwed up and sad. And only going to get sadder.
Jax: We'll always face tough times. It's the joyous moments that we have to take wherever we can find them.
Skye: Mr. Jacks, are you offering me a joyous experience?
Jax: Well, you know, I'll give it my best shot if you'll trust me for just the next 24 hours.
Skye: 24 hours is a long time for me to trust anyone, but I think in your case, I'll make an exception.
Sonny: They're changing a minor part on the plane. It's going to take about an hour.
Alexis: Of course it is. This trip has been a disaster from start to finish.
Sonny: Yeah, well, you know, the worst has happened. Once you know it, you just got to deal with it. It's like -- it's almost like a relief. Do you want to play cards?
Alexis: A little violence, a little dancing, a little cards.
Sonny: You know, the last time we went to the Caribbean, I promised that we would play five-card stud, and we never got a chance to play. You want to play now?
Alexis: I don't want to play cards. I want to know what's going on with you.
Sonny: I told you, the worst is over. There's no point in dwelling on it. I'd rather beat you at cards.
Alexis: So you're okay?
Sonny: Yeah, I'm all right. You know, I know exactly what I've got to do. Okay, let's see what we got here. You ready?
Alexis: You cheat.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Skye: They're beautiful.
Jax: They represent new beginnings.
Courtney: Sonny's really been trying. I mean, you saw --
A.J.: Courtney, stop it!
Alexis: You know that A.J. doesn’t love Courtney. Are you going to do anything about this?
Mike: What's going to happen to Courtney?