GH Transcript Monday 7/8/02


General Hospital Transcript Monday 7/8/02

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Proofread by Kathy

>> Previously on "General Hospital" --

Carly: I took the money for fertility treatments because I may not be able to have a baby.

Elizabeth: Oh --

Zander: Oh, my God. We've broke open a gas pipe.

Benny: The Quinns. They were a mob family here in the 1950s, but they're dead and buried.

A.J.: Would you stop nagging me?

[Truck horn honks]

Courtney: A.J.!

[Tires screech]

 [Gas hisses]

Man: Hold it right there.

Felicia: I know that it's a baby armadillo, Georgie, but they still bite. You have to be really careful with those things. Okay, I know. I know you want to get going, but I just wanted to call and tell you that I miss you and that I love you, and I want you to tell Maxie that I miss her and love her, too. Okay? All right. Well, I'll call you in the morning. Okay. Bye. Roy.

Roy: Felicia.

Felicia: We're going to be rich.

Roy: Technically speaking, we already are.

Felicia: No, no, no. I mean even richer because the money that we found is just a drop in the bucket because I have figured out a way to invest it.

Roy: So did I. You got to listen to this.

Felicia: No, no, you have to listen to this. There's this clothing designer for children's clothes that I think is just terrific, and her company just happens to be owned by none other than E.L.Q. But she doesn't like the way they have developed the company, so I thought I would give Edward a talk and find out if I could buy the company, and he said yes. He said yes! He trusts me. He said I could do it. I think it's going to be great. It'll be a gold mine, Roy.

Roy: Well, that's great, but it's a little too late because I already spent the money. We are now the proud owners of the Pier 52.

Felicia: Pier 52?

Roy: Yeah.

Felicia: Tell me you mean the restaurant Pier 52.

Roy: No.

Felicia: Or the fisherman's bait and tackle shop Pier 52 or -- or a yogurt stand or a --

Roy: No, I mean Pier 52 on the harbor -- you know, the one that's between 51 and 53.

Felicia: I know! That's Sonny Corinthos' territory!

Sonny: Why would you need fertility treatments? You've been pregnant twice. You lost our baby because you fell down the stairs, so --

Carly: Uh-uh, my doctor says that's when it happened probably. She said there's something there that wasn't before and she's going to try and do everything she can to fix it, but there's no guarantee.

Sonny: How long have you known?

Carly: A while.

Sonny: Mercy Hospital, the headaches that I never heard about. When I wanted to wait for you for the M.R.I., there wasn't any headaches, right?

Carly: No.

Sonny: The doctor was a baby doctor, right?

Carly: An ob-gyn, yeah.

Sonny: Oh, man.

Carly: Dr. Bonds ran tests and they showed that I'm -- I'm infertile.

Sonny: Why didn't you tell me?

Carly: Sonny, you have already lost two babies before they were ever born, and I didn't want you to think it was another punishment from God. I know how much you want a child. And I know how hard it is for you to admit that, even to me. So I took the money from the club. I borrowed it for fertility treatments and I wanted to fix this before you ever found out because I didn't want to break your heart. But I have, haven't I?

Alexis: Come on. Come on, come on. Oh, hi.

Ned: Hi.

Alexis: I'm just on way out. Kristina's not here, but come on in. You can wait. I don't know where she is.

Ned: Hold on. I'll leave a note and I'll ride down with you.

Alexis: All right. I'm just going across the hall.

Ned: To Sonny's?

Alexis: Don't you look at me like that or use that tone. This is proof that Carly just embezzled $100,000 from Jax in order to bribe my old law firm in Manhattan into hiring me back. So this is my final service to my former client to let him have a good, cold, hard look at just who or what he just remarried.

[Horn blares]

A.J.: Courtney? Courtney!

[Horn blares]

A.J.: Courtney?

[Horn shuts off]

A.J.: Courtney?

Man: Easy, man. She's right here. Is that your name, kid? Courtney?

Courtney: Yeah.

A.J.: Are you all right? Are you hurt?

Man: Look, you want me to call an ambulance?

A.J.: How many fingers am I holding up?

Courtney: Three. What did you do?

A.J.: Uh -- is anything broken? I mean, are you hurt? Is anything hurting here?

Courtney: I'm all right, just --

A.J.: Let me help -

Courtney: No! I'm okay, I'm okay.

Man: Look, what happened, man? Did your brakes go out?

A.J.: I don't know, man. I don't know. I mean -- I don't know. I guess the last thing I remember, I was --

Man: You're drunk.

A.J.: No.

Man: The hell you're not!

A.J.: No, I'm not drunk.

Man:  Geez. Look at all this damage, man! This is my business!

A.J.: Sorry. You sure you're -- let me get you home, okay?

Courtney: We can't just leave.

A.J.: I'll give him one of my business cards and we'll deal with him later.

Courtney: A.J., you can't just leave the scene of an accident.

A.J.: Here. Here, man. I've got to get my wife home.

Man: What's this? Oh, you're leaving?

A.J.: I'll be back.

Man: Man, you're not going anywhere. You're A.J. Quartermaine?

A.J.: There's a lot to deal with. Baby, please, just -- can we deal with this later? Can we deal with this at home, please? Please?

Alexis: That lying, deceitful, manipulative little --

Ned: Now, would that be Sonny or Carly?

Alexis: This has nothing to do with Sonny.

Ned: It's all about Sonny.

Alexis: That woman embezzled money from my friend!

Ned: And tomorrow she'll do something even worse because that's who Carly is. She's a troublemaker, okay? She's a life wrecker. They say if you want to know someone's real principles, look at who they're hanging out with. So what does that say about Sonny, who keeps gravitating towards her, huh?

Alexis: Well, as his attorney, it's my responsibility --

Ned: Attorney? Wait a minute -- hold on, hold on. I thought you resigned as his attorney. Right? Look, Sonny's going to find out about this. He always does. So why does it have to be from you? What do you get out of busting Carly?

Alexis: The satisfaction of knowing that I can.

Ned: Oh, I see. A little payback.

Alexis: Count all the things that she's done to me and all the times that I've stayed quiet.

Ned: You don't have any desire to stick it to Sonny just a little for choosing Carly over you?

Alexis: The only person that I want to stick it to is Carly. She's a lowlife, she's a poor excuse for a human being. She tried to embezzle money from my friend in order to undermine me and --

Ned: She tried to buy you a job in New York, a job that would've taken you miles away from Sonny, which is what you claim to want. Aren't you trying to prove that you are the worthier woman, that Carly is a foolish choice and that you're the one who deserves Sonny's affection? Now, if Sonny's the one you want, Alexis, just forget about the money trail. Just tell him. Tell him you're carrying his child.

Sonny: When I found you at Mercy, I told you that I would stand by you through anything. I was even going to wait, you know, to hear the so-called M.R.I. results. But none of it was the truth.

Carly: I'm so, so sorry.

Sonny: You should've told -- you should've told me.

Carly: I know.

Sonny: I don't want -- I don't want you to be afraid of me. But I guess I can -- I can and understand why you did it. You're right. Deep down inside, I'm afraid to have kids. I'm afraid to love that much and risk losing like we lost our little boy. I mean, there's -- you know, sometimes -- I got to be honest with you. I think that, you know, it's safer for me to think that kids aren't possible for me, like I'm cursed somehow. But I'm not because I am blessed because I have a family -- you and Michael. We're like -- you know, and if we can't have another child, then, you know, that's fine, too. But if you want fertility treatments, I'll get you treatments. We'll go -- we'll get the best. We'll go to L.A., New York, Paris, rabbit farms, I don't -- and if you -- you know what, if you don't want treatments, I'm okay with that, okay? We'll just -- we'll just raise Michael and we'll wait for grandchildren.

Carly: You are the most incredible man I've ever met. God, I love you so much.

Sonny: I love you, too.

[Phone rings]

Sonny: Oh, I'm sorry.


Sonny: Yeah? Oh, okay. Uh -- all right, Benny. I'll be right there.

Guard: All right, drop the pick. Put your hands up.

Jason: Hey, look, I'm not here to rob a grave. Somebody's in trouble.

Guard: I don't hear anyone in trouble.

Jason: I think a girl is trapped in the crypt. Just open it up. If she's not there, you can call the police. Ask for Lt. Taggert.

Guard: How about I call the police right now.

Jason: Just listen to me. If she's inside, she's been there for days, okay? Just check the crypt!

Guard: Move!

Jason: Elizabeth! Come on. Elizabeth! Oh, God! Come on! Elizabeth! Elizabeth!

A.J.: I thought you might want some tea.

A.J.: Everyone warned you. You wouldn't listen. You said they were wrong. Now you're wondering why. "Why didn't I pay attention? Why did I marry him so fast? Why didn't I -- why didn't I get to know him better before I got myself into this?" Hell of a life you signed up for, isn't it? Everything I gave you, I lost.

Courtney: I never cared about those things. That's not the problem.

A.J.: I crashed and burned trying to find a job while you sweat for tips working double shifts. And then when I lie about having a job, I throw the blame back at you when you catch me. I steal an heirloom. You ask me to return it to my family. I have a meltdown and smash it into bits and pieces. But the worst part is that I broke my promise to you. I swore that I wouldn't drink, but I am. Not only am I drinking, I'm drinking and driving. You could have ended up in a morgue tonight, thanks to your loving husband. Believe it or not, Courtney, I love you. More than anything, more than -- more than I knew I could love anything or anyone. But you know, you -- you and your outlook on life -- it's too special to wreck or even risk. I want you to be happy. But I want you to be safe, and that's why, in the morning, I want you to pack your bags and I want you to walk out that door and don't look back.

Ned: You care about Sonny, and now you're carrying his child. If you can't let go, if your heart keeps wanting what your head keeps swearing off, well, then maybe you just need to go with your heart. I mean, if you need to have Sonny in your life, then make him a part of your life.

Alexis: I don't want Sonny --

Ned: Forget about Carly. Stake your claim.

Alexis: In my life in any capacity whatsoever, certainly not as the father of my child.

Ned: Then what are you doing? Do you know?

Alexis: I do now. Thank you. You would've made a hell of a lawyer.

Ned: Well, coming from you, I consider that high praise.

Alexis: How did I get myself into this?

Ned: I'm going to let you figure that out all for yourself. Well, since your sister doesn't seem to be showing up, I'm going to come back later. Are you going to be okay?

Alexis: Mm-hmm. Thank you.

Ned: Now, I'm going to be able to trust you're not going to sneak out after I leave, are you, and --

Alexis: Uh-uh.

Ned: All right.

Alexis: No, I'm good.

Alexis: Hey! Ned? Hey, Ned? Ned! Oh, shoot.

Carly: You need something?

Alexis: My mistake.

Carly: You keep making them, but far be it from me to complain.

Alexis: What now, Carly?

Carly: Oh, your little newsflash to Sonny about how I borrowed money from my own club?

Alexis: What you call borrowing, the law calls embezzling.

Carly: Oh. Well, Sonny was very understanding about it, and now we're closer than ever, so thank you.

Alexis: Goody for you, Carly. I wonder if Sonny will be as understanding when he finds out that you bribed my old law firm in an effort to try to get me to move back to Manhattan. Maybe I should mention that to him next time I see him and then we'll find out for certain.

Carly: Be my guest, Alexis. Go ahead, bring it up. And you know what, while you are it, why don't you fill in every blank for him. Why don't you tell Sonny everything that he would want to know.

Sonny: Jason.

Sonny: What are you waiting for?

Jason: I think there's a gas leak. I can't fire. One spark and this thing will explode. Come on. Come on, come on, come on. Come on. Come on.

Courtney: God. You started drinking on the honeymoon. I asked you if you were happy about marrying me and you said yes. That was the first lie, wasn't it? God, the lying, the stealing, the drinking -- are you that unhappy?

A.J.: No.

Courtney: Instead of just telling me the truth -- I mean, it's like you're trying to scare me away. Maybe not consciously, but --

A.J.: The only thing I was unhappy about is that I can't provide for you.

Courtney: Well, it worked. You really scared me tonight. God, I wish you could've just told me that you were sorry about marrying me. Coming from your family, I mean, where would you have learned to do the honest and sane thing?

A.J.: Sorry I married you? You're the best chance at happiness and real love I've ever had. Ever. I've blown it. I've blown it, Courtney. I scared you. I've blown your trust. I almost killed you tonight. My impulse is to tell you that nothing like this will ever happen again, to plead for you not to go away. This may be my best moment as a husband -- telling you to leave.

Courtney: God. If you love me and I am the best thing that ever happened to you, then -- then why are you drinking again?

A.J.: I drink when I'm under pressure. That's no excuse. There's always pressure in life. The truth is I drink because I want to, Courtney.

Courtney: What about A.A.?

A.J.: No. My father -- he tried those meetings and it just doesn't work for me, okay? The best chance I have at staying sober is to stay away from my family. And being a bright guy, what do I do? As soon as we get back from our honeymoon, I move us right straight into the asylum. You warned me. I wouldn't listen. You deserve a medal for putting up with me as long as you have.

Courtney: You scared me tonight, more than I have ever been scared in my life. But I still love you. I married you for better or worse, remember? We were supposed to see each other through the hard times and not just bolt like my mother did to my father. Maybe my father could've pulled himself together if he had had my mom's support. I mean, maybe I would've grown up in a real family and not just alone with my mom who worked every night. Yeah, okay, I panicked when I saw you get drunk and drive tonight. And to be perfectly honest, there is a little voice in my head that keeps trying to tell me that this marriage was a huge mistake. But then you do something like this. You talk to me like you are now, and it just reminds me who you really are deep down inside. You are a wonderful, sensitive, loving man.

A.J.: No one in my entire life has ever seen me that way.

Courtney: Well, they weren't looking close enough. You're like Rocky, you know? All the odds are against you and all the money is on your family trying to destroy you, but you keep getting up and you keep fighting.

A.J.: Rocky lost in the end.

Courtney: Yeah, but he won the girl.

A.J.: He loses her in the sequel.

Courtney: She comes back.

A.J.: She always has a sadness in her eyes, Courtney. I want you to be happy.

Courtney: Then stop pushing me away. I am not ready to give up yet. I love you way too much.

A.J.: I don't deserve you. I don't deserve you. Oh, but I am so grateful you're my wife. I've taken my last drink. Don't believe me. You'll see. You will see. I'm going to give you everything you deserve. Everything.

Sonny: We need an ambulance now. There's a gas line running under St. Anne's cemetery. We need it cut off. There's also a gas leak in one of the crypts, and somebody's trapped inside. I -- I said somebody's trapped inside! This thing is going to blow! Can you send somebody over? Well, I don't hear any sirens! We just -- we need an emergency -- I tell you what, why don't you just tell them there's a crime in progress involving Sonny Corinthos. They'll be here in three seconds, I guarantee you that. No, forget it.

Jason: All right --

Sonny: Benny? Benny. Listen, I need the gas line running under St. Anne's cemetery shut off right --

Jason: Got it. I got it.

Sonny: Okay, yeah.

Carly: You know what? Why don't we call Sonny right now and you can tell him everything? Because you're right. I wasn't completely honest with him, and I know that from your mile-high pedestal how unconscionable that must be -- how you would never withhold anything from Sonny. God. Finally it is clear to me I should follow your example.

Alexis: Why are you pushing this?

Carly: Well, I know how tortured you must be about keeping Sonny in the dark. I am trying to help you unburden your conscience. There's no answer, so we'll try again later. A bastion of truth like you -- God, this sort of thing must be eating away at you.

Alexis: You don't want Sonny to know what you did. In fact, you should be begging me not to tell him, so what are you doing, Carly? Why are you bluffing?

Carly: Oh, you think I'm bluffing? Try me. You push me too far, Alexis, and I will pry into your life and find out what secrets you have. Be sure you want to go there.

Alexis: What are you up to? What do you know? You know.

Alexis: You know, don't you?

Carly: No, and I have no idea what you are babbling about.

Alexis: Don't you dare walk away from me. You started this. You're not bailing out now.

Carly: You know what, Alexis? I am not in the mood for one of your paranoid rants, so why don't you skip the little heart-to-heart --

Alexis: Because I'm pregnant and you know that it's Sonny's baby. Get in my apartment. Get in there, Carly! How did you find out? I asked you a question, Carly. How did you find out?

Carly: What the hell difference does it make? You were ready to leave Port Charles, so why did you end up staying and what the hell is it going to take to get rid of you? You threw yourself at my husband. And you knew he loved me, you knew he always would, and then you crawled into my bed for a one-night stand and you ended up pregnant with a child that should've been mine! You know what? I can't stand the sight of you. I don't want you in my husband's life, so pack up your things and disappear.

Alexis: You fool. It would serve you right if I went to Sonny and I told him everything. You think you're unhappy now? How would you like to see my face every day? How would you like to see me and the baby at all of your Thanksgivings or opening presents under your Christmas tree with a priest at the baby's baptism or sitting together watching a sportings event? You know how traditional he is. How long do you think it'll be before he divorces you and asks me to marry him?

Carly: Oh, that'll never happen.

Alexis: Then why don't we tell him and see.

Jason: Sonny, she's alive! She's still breathing. Elizabeth?


Jason: Elizabeth?

Sonny: It's about time.

Jason: Elizabeth. Come on.

Sonny: It's a miracle she's alive with all that gas.

Jason: In another minute, she wouldn't have been. Elizabeth.

Roy: See, Sonny never owned Pier 52 outright. He's been leasing it from a holding company and it finally came up for sale. I know he's probably planning to buy it, but --

Felicia: But instead we snatched it up from under him. Why does that sound like a good idea to you?

Roy: Because we can use the pier, Felicia, to accommodate legitimate shipping and make a boatload of money -- many, many boatloads of money.

Felicia: Or he'll think you're antagonizing him and he'll get rid of you.

Roy: No, no. I'm not that easy to get rid of. If Sonny wants to get up in my business, he's welcome to try.

Felicia: But he holds a grudge against you from setting him up with the feds. Why do you want to do this? Why do you want to add fuel to the fire? It sounds to me like you just want to stick it to him.

Roy: Well, maybe that's part of it. I do know I am tired of keeping out of his way. But mainly I'm sick of being poor. There's a fortune waiting to be made. You want to come along for the ride, or do I have to buy you out?

Courtney: A.J.?

Felicia: Two questions. First, are the profits from this little operation legal?

Roy: That's the goal.

Felicia: Is that a yes?

Roy: Yes.

Felicia: Second question -- this offer to buy me out -- do you already have a half a million dollars?

Roy: No.

Felicia: I would be very upset if my business partner ended up missing the same day they poured a new interstate ramp, Roy.

Roy: No, that's not going to happen. You got to trust me.

Felicia: It takes a while for trust. I mean, you just gave away my half of the million dollars without asking me.

Roy: I don't suppose "sorry" begins to cover it.

Felicia: Uh-uh. Do you really know what you're doing?

Roy: I do.

Felicia: Okay, I'm in.

Roy: Great. That's great. To a long and successful relationship.

Felicia: Um -- no. No champagne for me tonight. I have an early morning.

Roy: Okay. Okay, that's -- that's cool.

Felicia: Okay. Good night.

Man: I had a feeling you'd be back. Actually, I thought it would be him.

Courtney: I was wondering if you had called the police.

Man: Not yet, but you know, I took a lot of pictures, signed up a list of witnesses.

Courtney: Well, don't worry. We will pay for all the damages.

Man: Well, the damages, the loss of business, I mean, the emotional stress this is -- well, it's going to take a lot of zeroes.

Courtney: My husband and I don't have any money, but I have a job and I could pay you back a little every week. And when he gets a job, we'll pay you back in full.

Man: Honey, your husband has a job. He's a Quartermaine.

Courtney: His family cut him off.

Man: Yeah. I could tell by the car he was driving.

Courtney: It was borrowed. And knowing his family, we're probably going to have to pay for that, too.

Man: Well, you know what? If I can't get a payoff from your husband, I'll do my civic duty and take him off the road by putting him in jail.

Courtney: Look, I'm telling you the truth. We don't have the money.

Man: Go see Mommy and Daddy Quartermaine. Huh?

Courtney: That's not an option.

Man: Too bad.

Courtney: Please. If you put A.J. in jail, you are definitely not getting your money.

Man: Rich families always bail their black sheep out eventually. The bad publicity isn't, you know, good for the company stock.

Courtney: Okay, how about -- how about we pay you weekly installments and then a balloon payment in -- I don't know -- two months?

Man: Your husband will be in the drunk tank in two months. Oh, wait, wait. There -- there may be another way.

Carly: If you really wanted Sonny, you would've told him about the baby already. You would be playing this pregnancy to the hilt.

Alexis: I'm not you.

Carly: Yeah, you are right about that. I love Sonny, you see, and I want him. But you are afraid of him, aren't you? And you're even more afraid of a child of yours growing up around him because you know that Sonny is a family man at heart. So as soon as he finds out, he's going to want to get involved. And you know how controlling he is, too. That's going to mean shared custody at least and, oh, God forbid something happens to you -- that's full custody. And then Sonny and I -- we would adopt your child and we would raise it as our own. Why not? I mean, Sonny's got a traditional home, a wife, a loving child.

Alexis: Shut up, Carly! You listen to me. Sonny cannot know.

Carly: Well, he's not going to hear about it from me.


Jason: Come on, Elizabeth. Come on, just breathe. Just breathe for me. Hold on. It's okay.

Elizabeth: Jason?

Jason: It's okay, you're safe.

Elizabeth: Where's Zander?

Jason: Wait, Zander was in there with you?

Elizabeth: Where is he?

Sonny: I'll go.

Elizabeth: Where is he, Jason? Where is he?

Jason: No, it's okay.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Luke: I told Laura about the fire.

Monica: Excuse me. Is there a problem?

Rick: No, no, none at all.

Alan: Oh, there's a problem, all right.

Man: You work off your husband's damages, and I don't press charges.

Courtney: You want me to strip?

Jason: Sonny.

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