General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 7/31/02
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Jason: I picked it up for you when I was in Italy. It reminded me of you.
Skye: Yes. Yes! I will marry you!
Carly: I'm going to tell Sonny that he's the father of your baby.
Zander: I must have just picked it up on accident.
Elizabeth: Zander, what did you do?
Jason: I was set up.
Sonny: When's the last time you wore that jacket?
Roy: He's got a score to settle with Sonny over something way more valuable than a pier.
Alan: I caught you, didn't I?
Monica: Oh, my God! Caught me doing what?
Alan: Sneaking in the house in the middle of the night, after tripping the light fantastic with Rick.
Monica: Excuse me. I've just come from the hospital where I've been in O.R., doing a triple bypass. And if you don't believe me, call them.
Alan: Why are you going in through the terrace door, and not the front door?
Monica: Because, my friend, the gardner has fertilized the lawn, including the walk, and I don't particularly like wandering around in manure.
Monica: You can go check on that, too, you know. As a matter of fact, why don't you just grab your jammies and go sleep in it?
Alan: Great -- I get to sleep on the sidewalk, you get to sleep with Rick.
Monica: Oh, my God -- oh, look, look. Look, Edward’s up to something.
Edward: Good, you're still awake.
Skye: Edward -- what, have you started stalking me? Jax and I are trying to celebrate our engagement.
Jax: Here, let me speak to him. Edward, listen, you can't be harassing my fiancée like this.
Edward: This latest development doesn't change a thing. I still intend to take you to the poor house.
Alan: What was that about?
Monica: It's going to be about Jax bankrupting this family if we don't stop tiptoeing around and get Edward under control.
Jax: Since when have you and Edward become phone pals?
Skye: About the time you started caring about me. Edward knows that I am his direct link to you, and, well, my grandfather doesn't miss a beat.
Jax: Yeah, well, you don't have to worry about Edward anymore. He doesn't have the power to hurt you.
[Answering machine beeps]
Alexis' voice: Sonny, it's Alexis. We have some outstanding business to discuss. Please contact me at your earliest convenience.
[Knock on door]
Alexis: Hi, come in.
Kristina: I'm so -- I'm so sorry it's so late, I know, but it took me this long to argue myself into coming over here.
Alexis: No. It's okay.
Kristina: I have decided that you and I should talk about how to deal with this situation -- you being pregnant with Ned’s baby. Ned -- the man who, believe it or not, I still love.
Alexis: I am praying that you would reach that conclusion.
Sonny: I've considered you a friend. You've asked for help, I've given it to you freely. You needed protection, I provided it.
Elizabeth: I know.
Sonny: Jason's been not only a friend, but he saved your life, he's comforted you in grief, he's been there when nobody else was.
Elizabeth: I'm not denying that.
Sonny: Okay. You breaking into his home, trying to set him up -- it's hard for me to believe.
Elizabeth: I didn't. I would never do that to you.
Jason: So why were you hiding in the closet, listening to our conversation, holding my jacket?
Sonny: Elizabeth, this has Zander written all over it. He put you up to this, didn't he?
Sonny: Someone went to a lot of trouble to try to make me question Jason's loyalty. They used Jason's jacket to try to make somebody think that he was making a cash drop. They also made phone calls pretending to be him. They even deposited cash into his accounts. So either you're covering for Zander or you're working with him -- to screw Jason and me. Is that what you're trying to do? Screw Jason and me?
Elizabeth: No. No, I -- I came to return your jacket. I knocked at the door, you weren't here. I was going to wait, but then these keys fell out of the pocket, and -- well, obviously, they fit, so I decided that I was just going to run in really quick, put the jacket in the closet, and leave.
Jason: Let me see the keys.
Elizabeth: I was at the closet door when I heard you come in. I know I should have told you I was here, and why, but I panicked, so I hid. I didn't mean to eavesdrop. I didn't come here to do that. I would never spy on you.
Jason: These aren't my keys.
Sonny: Well, Zander could have had them made when he stayed with Alexis.
Elizabeth: When they fell out of your jacket, I just assumed they were yours. I just wanted to put your jacket back.
Sonny: Did Zander ask you to come here? To return the jacket?
Elizabeth: No. He doesn't even know I'm here.
Sonny: But he knew about the jacket, right? Did he tell you it was -- that he used the jacket to frame Jason?
[Knock on door]
Carly: Jason? Jason, it's -- it's Carly. I'm looking for Sonny.
Sonny: Yeah, I'm here.
Sonny: Everything go good at the police station?
Carly: Yeah. What's Elizabeth doing here?
Jason: Sonny, I'm going to take Elizabeth home. I'll call you in the morning.
Sonny: All right. Come on, let's go.
Carly: Oh, what did she do now?
Jason: Carly, this doesn't concern you.
Carly: Are you okay?
Jason: Good night.
Sonny: Come on.
Jason: We should -- we should go.
Elizabeth: Jason, look. I don't -- I don't know anything about the money or what Zander's been doing lately, but I do know that at heart, he's a good person. Okay, it's like there's a good Zander and the one who's trying to wreck his life on purpose, like that's all he knows how to do.
Jason: Are you ready?
Elizabeth: Jason, I'm scared you're going to hurt him. I'm scared Sonny's going to order you to.
Jason: I'll have to get you home, make sure you're safe.
Carly: Well, let me see, how should I answer that? Am I glad that we're back together? Yes. Am I glad that you ignored what I wanted, like always, and just went ahead and did what worked for you? No.
Sonny: Sit down here for a second.
Sonny: What if I told you that I did it because I knew it's what you wanted in your heart?
Carly: Does that go both ways? Should I do what I think you want in your heart?
Sonny: You know what? Maybe you should tell me first, let me have a vote.
Carly: Well, I didn't get a vote.
Sonny: Yeah, because you would have voted no, we wouldn't be like we are right now. You know what I mean? Because sometimes your stubbornness and hot head, you know, override your real goals.
Carly: I just wanted us to be happy.
Sonny: I'm happy right here. We're -- it's great. I mean, you know, I got you, I got Michael. Another child would be great, a miracle, and the doctor said that we could have that. But you know what? If it doesn't happen, for whatever reason, it dot happen, okay? We're great right now. Especially since I'm not climbing up the walls of a jail cell. All right, can we, like, go upstairs and take care of business?
Carly: Oh -- um -- yeah.
Sonny: What do you think?
Carly: Um -- Alexis called. She left a message for you, about some unfinished business, on the machine.
Sonny: Well, whatever Alexis says can wait, okay? I'll meet you upstairs.
Kristina: Thank you. So before Ned left to go visit Brooke Lynn, he cornered me at Kelly’s, and he asked me if I would reconcile with you. He said that my sister needed me.
Alexis: I do.
Kristina: And so I went to the park today, and I just sat there watching kids playing, watching moms and dads, and trying to imagine what it would feel like when I see Ned hold his new baby for the first time, when I watch Ned watch his baby take its first step -- you know, all these huge, monumental moments. I want to be a good aunt. I just can't -- I can't imagine looking at this baby and not being reminded how all this came to be.
Alexis: Listen to me. I screwed up, and you ended up getting hit with all the arrows. It's my fault, and I'm so sorry. I hate the position that I have put you in. But if you could just find it in your heart to just get past this, the fact still remains that I need you in my life, and my baby needs you.
Kristina: I'm going to try. That is just the best that I can offer you right now.
Alexis: That's great. That's perfect. That's perfect.
Kristina: So, have you made any plans yet? I mean, have you -- have you, you know, like, realizing that a prenatal yoga class might -- might be really good for the birthing process or have you bought any maternity clothes or --
Alexis: I was waiting for you to nudge me.
Kristina: Well, maybe, you know, if you have some time tomorrow, we could -- we could do a little bit of shopping.
Alexis: I'll make time. I'll make time.
Kristina: I'm going to go to bed. You should go to bed. I'm going to call you tomorrow, but, you know, the baby -- the baby needs a lot of sleep, Alexis.
Alexis: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. These are yours. Take them, take them, take them -- this is your home, too. You come and you go any -- any time you want. You do whatever you want in here. You make the furniture -- you fix it up so that it's fung shwa.
Kristina: Feng shui.
Alexis: Feng shui.
Kristina: Yeah. Okay, good, because I think this place needs a little bit of work.
Alan: I'll take that.
Edward: What? What?
Monica: From now on, Cook will be making special meals for you. Come sit down.
Edward: I am not going to eat special meals. I'm in perfect physical condition.
Reginald: Here you go. We have --
Reginald: Scrambled egg whites, whole wheat with reduced-cholesterol, reduce-sodium, reduced-fat margarine. We have banana for potassium, and of course, a little prune juice for -- you know.
Alan: You're a walking time bomb.
Monica: You've got to lower your cholesterol.
Edward: I am not eating this.
Jax: You know what else is low in cholesterol? Moose.
Skye: Did Grandfather tell you all the good news?
Edward: No, I thought you would prefer to tell us all yourself.
Alan: Oh, God, Jax has bankrupted us.
Jax: Oh, no, that's still in the works. We're here for more congenial news.
Skye: Jax has asked me to marry him, and I said yes.
Edward: Well, this has all just worked out beautifully. Congratulations.
[Knock on door]
Carly: Good morning. You were out all night. What, Elizabeth keeping you busy?
Jason: I went for a ride. What do you need?
Carly: I'm sorry. That was a cheap shot. But look, I could tell Elizabeth was up to her old tricks last night. Jason, you deserve so much better than her, you know?
Jason: Carly, we're not getting into this right now.
Carly: You know, Jason, people make the mistake of assuming that you don't feel. And I can tell that you're hurting and I just want to help.
Jason: You can help by getting off the subject. So what do you need?
Carly: I need for you to remind me that when you love someone, you can't be selfish, that you need to do what's best for them even if it scares you, even if it risks breaking your heart.
Jason: I never said that.
Carly: Yeah, but you do it all the time. I've watched you over and over. Like when you let Robin go to France that first time so she'd be safe. You let her go even though you -- you could lose her. And I need to do that for Sonny.
Jason: Do what?
Carly: Be unselfish. Deserve his trust and do what he would want.
Roy: Well, I figured I'd hear from you this morning. Didn't think it'd be quite so early.
Sonny: I want to get this out of the way.
Roy: Yeah, I understand you suffered a business setback -- kind of like I did when my property was burned, which, you know, I figure, puts us even.
Sonny: Not a chance, DiLucca.
[Knock on door]
Zander: Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to startle you. May I come in?
Zander: Um -- look, I was a jerk last night. I overreacted and I made assumptions that -- that were wrong. It was all stuff that just screwed me up in the past, and I shouldn't have done that.
Elizabeth: Well, I'm not going to say it's okay, because it's not. Whenever you're mad at the world, you don't have permission to take it out on me.
Zander: I'm sorry.
Elizabeth: Okay. Apology accepted.
Zander: Thank you. I came here first and foremost to apologize, but I -- I -- what I'm about to ask, I don't want you to think that it takes away from the apology at all. So please, just keep that in mind, okay?
Elizabeth: Okay --
Zander: You were right about taking Jason's jacket. I mean, it was just -- it was stupid, and I'm going to take it back before he misses it.
Elizabeth: I don't have it. I already took it back to Jason's.
Alexis: Carly, I was very clear about what I said before. I don't want to talk about it anymore.
Carly: Well, you should know me by now. I don't take no for an answer.
Alexis: Well, you're going to have to.
Carly: Alexis, why don't you just tell Sonny he's the father of your baby? You have absolutely nothing to lose, and your child has everything to gain.
Carly: Your child deserves to know that his or her father is the most amazing man. That's why you fell for Sonny, because he's not like other men. He's deeper, and he has more soul, and he cares in such a special way. He knows --
Alexis: I'm not you, Carly. When I say I don't want something, I mean it. I will never use a restraining order as a come-hither device.
Carly: Well, that wasn't my intention, but things do change. You know, everything changed while we were away. You know, you didn't even ask us where we went.
Alexis: I don't care.
Carly: We went to Sonny's island. And while we were away, he told me that if he were the father of your child, he would only want joint custody. It's no shotgun wedding, no grab for full custody. He only wants an opportunity to participate in his child's life, and that's what I want to give him.
Alexis: The fact that you and Sonny have a momentary ceasefire is no reason for me to jeopardize the physical well-being of my child or my child's emotional well-being.
Carly: He's not A.J. He's not going to screw up or hurt this child.
Alexis: What about the people trying to kill Sonny?
Carly: Sonny would move heaven and earth to protect this child.
Alexis: I know that, but best efforts on Sonny's part are not always good enough.
Carly: I think it has nothing to do with the child's safety and well-being. I think it has to do with the fact that Sonny broke your heart. Are you walking away because you can't take the truth? Okay. Well, you fell very deeply for Sonny, and he chose me.
Alexis: You have to go.
Carly: Fine. Well, don't worry that I'm going to tell Sonny, because I won't. I meant what I said. I'm not going to do to anyone what Robin did to me. You're the one who gets to decide if you're going to tell Sonny or not.
Zander: What did you tell Jason?
Elizabeth: I didn't have to tell him anything. He and Sonny already knew.
Zander: Great, Sonny knows, too.
Elizabeth: Oh, come on. You're the only one who would try to make it look like Jason's stealing from Sonny, or who actually would think that Sonny would believe it.
Zander: Why? Because going against Sonny would be stupid? Because Jason would never do something like that? Because Jason's so perfectly honest and perfectly loyal?
Elizabeth: No, Zander, because Jason doesn't care about money at all. It's numbers on paper to him. He probably has millions in the bank, and he rides a motorcycle and wears jeans. I'm sure he'd be much happier living at Jake’s than in that penthouse. He has no reason to steal from Sonny.
Zander: What, and I do? Look, I already told you, I don't care about money, okay? Why are you thinking that? Because I'm a thief or because I'm crazy?
Elizabeth: Why can't you just be the guy I got to know in the crypt? He's in there somewhere, I know it. He's who I slept with. He's who I hope to see when there's a knock at my door.
Zander: Maybe I'm not capable of being that guy on the outside. But it can't be a good sign that every time I knock, you look up, hoping to see somebody else.
Elizabeth: No, don't -- don't twist what I said.
Zander: I'm not. And I'm not wrong about the guy that you're hoping to see.
Roy: Yeah, you can fight this and make a lot of trouble for yourself, or you can think like a businessman, take the stalemate for what it is and move on. Or you can expect me to back down. But it won't happen.
Sonny: That's unfortunate, because you're in way over your head right now, and you deserve to drown. But, you know, you're going to be taking down people with you like Felicia and Zander. You had that kid contaminate my warehouse, steal my money, and then frame Jason for the theft. You think I was stupid enough to go against my right-hand man?
Roy: I don't know anything about any stolen money. Neither does Zander. You need to look inside your own organization.
Sonny: You're giving advice now, Roy? Maybe I should reciprocate. Sell me the pier and walk away. Take the 2 million and Felicia and have a great time, because if you push me on this, you're going to have to deal with the consequences.
Alan: Well, congratulations. I hope you're happy. I mean it.
Skye: Oh, thank you.
Monica: Jax, may I have a word with you on the terrace?
Skye: Oh, subtle as always, Monica. No, I will go. I can use the fresh air, anyway. I'll be right back, okay?
Alan: I hope you truly love my daughter.
Jax: I do.
Alan: And you don't break her heart the way you did with Chloe.
Monica: But more importantly, Jax, I hope this puts an end to your planned takeover of E.L.Q.
Jax: No, I still fully intend to take Edward down.
Skye: Aren't you supposed to be going somewhere with Grandmother?
Edward: I told her that I would meet up with her. So, did you bring me the oil map?
Skye: Sorry, I was too busy getting engaged to break into my fiancé’s safe.
Edward: Don't tell me you cooled on this, Skye. Now, we have a deal, an ironclad contract where you agreed to work against and ultimately destroy Jax for me. Ooh, and how thoughtful of you to insist that we put it in writing. Ooh, what would happen if Jax got to see it, I wonder?
Skye: Look, I have every intention of fulfilling my end of the contract, all right? I just -- I just need a little more time.
Edward: It depends on what you mean by "little," because I have zero patience. Now, we bring him down, or I bring you down.
[Knock on door]
Jason: No, it's Jason.
Elizabeth: Hi. Come in.
Elizabeth: Zander was just here. He left upset and tends to come back once he's cooled off. That's why I said --
Jason: I'll make it fast. I don't want to be in your way.
Elizabeth: No, no, that's not what I meant.
Jason: Doesn't matter. I -- um -- you know, I thought about everything you said last night and how far you went to try and protect Zander. And he matters to you. And hopefully, he makes you happy. I don't want to ruin that. I don't want you to look at me like I'm some kind of animal because I have to retaliate against Zander, so I'm not going to for you. I'm going to leave him alone. I'll leave him alone.
Elizabeth: Wait, Jason.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Roy: Your instructions were clear -- contaminate the warehouse, call the health department. You weren't told to steal any money. You failed to tell me you did it anyway. Then you turned around and tried to frame Jason?
Zander: You wanted payback against Sonny. This was a way to get it.
Roy: This is a way for you to get over on Jason. This is about Elizabeth Webber. You got girlfriend problems, you have my sympathy, Zander, but you don't bring that kind of thing to work, and you damned sure don't drop it in the middle of any standoff I'm trying to maintain with Sonny. You can't tell the difference between what is personal and what is business? You are absolutely no use to me.
Zander: Are you firing me?
Roy: I'm telling you you got a lot to learn, and you need to decide whether you want to learn it. This mess with Sonny is going to get worse before it gets better. I need to know who I can count on.
[Key turns in lock]
Sonny: Where'd you go?
Sonny: What's so funny?
Carly: Well, I had this lie already for you about me buying furniture for Jason if you asked, but then I thought maybe that wouldn't be the best choice.
Sonny: Yeah. Where were you?
Carly: I went to see Alexis.
Sonny: Ah --
Carly: No, it's not what you think. I had to make my peace.
Sonny: You? An overture of peace?
Carly: Okay, don't say it like it's completely unthinkable, all right? And don't think that I'm ever going to really like Alexis, because I'm not. But I realized there's really no reason in me hating her, either. She's not a threat to me anymore, because for the first time, I think that I just know that you love me in a way that I want to be loved, and nothing's going to take that away.
Sonny: You're getting good at this honesty thing. See how it works when there are no secrets?
Alexis' voice: "Dear Sonny, as you know, I'm pregnant. You asked me if the child was yours, and I lied. I said it was Ned’s. It's not. The child is ours, Sonny, yours and mine."
Alexis: A good lawyer could get him custody on that letter alone. This one.
Alexis' voice: "Michael Corinthos Jr. Pursuant to our recent sexual contact, this letter will serve as notice that you are a biological participant in my child. You may be allowed limited contact with said child pursuant to the following conditions and restraints. First -- that any and all contact be under my direct supervision. Second -- that any and all contact be restricted to yourself alone. Third -- that said child will never be in contact with any of the following -- your wife, Carly, your business partner Jason Morgan, your endless entourage of bodyguards, your loathsome criminal associates --"
Skye: Grandmother offered to throw us an engagement party in the rose garden under the stars.
Jax: Well, that's the least you deserve.
Skye: I might not be as wonderful and deserving as you think.
Jax: I don't "think." I know in my heart. That's why I love you.
Felicia: So "let's just shake hands and walk away"? Do you really expect Sonny to do that?
Roy: Well, maybe I don't expect him to verbally do it, but, you know, it is Sonny's move, and I'm -- I'm betting he's smart enough not to make one.
Alcazar: It's time for you to make your next move against Corinthos. I want you to blow up the Corinthos-Morgan coffee warehouse.
Roy: Well, that's out of the question.
Alcazar: There is no question. We had an agreement.
Roy: You know, you seem to be under the impression I work for you. I don’t. I never agreed to take orders from you, and I'm not going to start now. In fact, as far as I'm concerned, this concludes our business together.
Alcazar: Roy DiLucca needs to be taught a lesson. If he won't retaliate against Corinthos, I'll do it for him.
Felicia: Oh, great. Now we're getting orders from international arms dealers. What does he want you to do?
Roy: He wants me to blow up the Corinthos-Morgan warehouse.
Felicia: Hmm. Well, that's not an option. And I don't think saying no to Alcazar is going to go over any better than telling Sonny that you're just going to call it even.
Roy: Oh, you know, maybe he'll figure I'm more trouble than I'm worth -- cut his losses and move on.
Felicia: I wish it were that easy.
[Knock on door]
Elizabeth: Who is it?
Zander: For you.
Elizabeth: I don't want your presents.
Zander: Just open it, please.
Zander: Seashells like that are everywhere on the beaches in Florida, and you seemed to like it when I talked about the beaches.
Elizabeth: I don't want seashells, Zander. I want you safe. I want you to stop doing crazy, destructive things, and I want to stop feeling like it's my fault somehow -- like I'm pushing you into it by caring about Jason. You're who I'm with. You kept me sane in that crypt. You came to me when I was trapped. Why can't you just trust that -- that I like and need and care about you for who you are?
Zander: That's why I came back. I don't want to lose you. So I'm forgetting about the payback with Jason. I'm letting it go. So just please tell me I'm not too late.
Elizabeth: You're not too late.
Sonny: Zander acted on his own. Roy had nothing to do with the stolen money, much less the attempt to plant it in your account. It was obvious when I talked to him.
Jason: So it's over. We got the money back. I've changed my locks. Benny's going to put my money into an all-new accounts. So, unless you decide to retaliate against Roy for contaminating the warehouse, we're at a standoff.
Sonny: Well, you know what? We're at a standoff with Roy, but Zander is a different story. He was warned not to sell me out, not to use anything he learned while he was working with me. He didn't listen. He's a liability. I'm giving you the order. Get rid of Zander.
Alexis: Is Sonny here?
Carly: No, he's across the hall.
Alexis: All right. I called with some flimsy legal excuse to get over here. It won't be necessary now. I want Sonny to go on believing that Ned is the father of the baby.
Carly: Why? Because --
Alexis: I have given your argument due consideration, and in the end, I have to consider the best interest of the baby, which means that this baby cannot know that Sonny Corinthos is its father.
Kristina: Alexis? It's just me. I came to take you up on your feng shui offer. It was going to bug me for the rest of the day.
Kristina: "I lied. I said it was Ned’s, and it's not. This child is ours, Sonny."
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Scott: The skull can be identified as Theresa Carter.
Bobbie: I think I know what happened to Theresa Carter.
Kristina: I need you to be absolutely truthful with me.
Jason: Either disappear by midnight --
Zander: Or what? I'm dead?
Carly: Something's going on. Can you tell me, please?
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