General Hospital Transcript Thursday 8/29/02
Provided by Amanda
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Alcazar: Bringing you here was a mistake.
Ned: Why don't we just let this guy take Sonny out?
Jax: Because he's coming after me, too.
Luke: Rick is dead. He died in the attic.
Laura: No, he didn't. No, he didn't! He didn't die!
A.J.: Keep your hands off me, Jason.
Sonny: She's taking off her clothes to save you because you can't save yourself. She's on that stage because of you.
Carly: Hey, you hoping Courtney's going to call?
Sonny: She won't.
Carly: You could call her.
Sonny: My sister needs time. At least she won't be stripping. The Oasis burned down last night.
Sonny: Ask Courtney's husband.
A.J.: Oh. Oh. What the hell you doing here?
Jason: You almost burned yourself up last night torching the Oasis.
A.J.: I survived.
Jason: I dragged you out.
A.J.: Right. The caring brother.
Jason: Do you have any idea how deep a hole you've dug for yourself this time, A.J.?
Alcazar: I know you're restless, but it's nearly over. Soon as I'm finished, we'll leave here and you can pick the destination. We will go wherever your heart desires.
Man: We got guests. That helicopter's landing on our yacht pad.
Alcazar: Get below and stay there. Send a nurse to sit with her and block off that helicopter pad when our guest leaves. I don't want any more uninvited visitors. I'm taking enough of a chance keeping her here with me as it is. I won't risk having someone walk in on her.
Man: I'll speak to the nurse.
Jax: I seem to be at a disadvantage. Jasper Jacks. You are?
Alcazar: Luis Alcazar.
Jax: I've been asking myself why a complete stranger would set out to ruin me, but now that we're face to face, there's something familiar about you.
Nikolas: Seen this?
Lucky: Have I seen it? The whole city's seen it. Scott's just waiting for somebody to turn him in so he can railroad my father for a crime that he didn't commit.
Nikolas: Lucky, Lucky, Scott has evidence, okay? A tape of me on the phone with Mom and her screaming that Luke is holding her hostage.
Lucky: Look, my dad didn't kill Rick, and he's not hurting Mom.
Nikolas: Okay, what if we're wrong, huh?
Lucky: I'm not.
Nikolas: You're not? So you're putting mom's safety on the line for the loyalty of your father?
Lucky: No, I'm trying to protect Mom! And so is my dad.
Nikolas: Maybe this is her.
Scott: Hey, Lucky. You see the paper this morning?
Lucky: Don't you mean the job you tried to pull on my dad?
Scott: Oh, come on, I was just laying out the facts.
Lucky: There's no facts. You don't have a shred of evidence to prove that my father committed murder.
Scott: You know, this loyalty you have for your father -- it's impressive, I'll give you that.
Lucky: Well, somebody's got to be on the side of truth, and that sure as hell isn't you, Scott.
Scott: All right, listen, do me a favor -- put your more responsible brother on the phone.
Lucky: Why you want to speak to Nikolas?
Scott: That's my business.
Lucky: How did you even know he was here?
Nikolas: Give me the phone. Give me the phone. Give -- yeah, Scott.
Scott: Listen, Nikolas, I'm sorry about your mother. I'm sure you're just as worried as I am.
Nikolas: And your point is?
Scott: My point is if you want to help her, meet me on the docks -- and be alone.
Luke: Morning, hon.
Luke: You seemed to sleep okay. How you feeling?
Laura: I'm okay. What day is it?
Laura: Oh, my gosh. Oh, wow. We have so much to do before the wedding.
Laura: Did my dad call yet?
Luke: No. Rick's not going to call.
Laura: Oh, yes, he is. He's going to give me away at the wedding.
Luke: No, Laura, he can't. He's gone.
Laura: No. Uh-uh. He wouldn't go anywhere without telling me first. I'll call him. Where's the phone?
Luke: Laura, you can't call him.
Laura: Don't tell me what I can do.
Luke: You have to face the truth, sweetheart. Rick's dead.
Luke: He's dead, Laura.
Laura: No, he's not.
Laura: My father isn't dead.
Luke: It was a terrible accident.
Laura: No. Stop this.
Luke: No --
Laura: You stop this.
Luke: Laura, you need to face the truth.
Laura: Where is my father? I want to talk to him.
Luke: If you face the truth, we can start to handle it. You can make it better and have peace with it. I'm with you. Everything's going to be okay, but you have to face it.
Laura: No, I don't -- I don't remember.
Luke: You were in the attic, you and Rick. You were upset. I burst through the door. You had a candlestick in your hands. You swung it at him. You hit him in the head. He went down, and you screamed.
Laura: That wasn't Rick.
Luke: It was.
Laura: No, it was a woman. I -- I hit a woman.
Luke: Theresa Carter?
Laura: Yes, she was -- she was trying to hurt Rick. She had her -- she had her hands around his throat, and I had to do something to help him. Then she turned and she looked at me. And she was coming towards me, and I didn't know what to do. I was scared, so I -- I grabbed something -- anything -- and it was a camera, and I hit her, and she fell.
Luke: That was a long time ago.
Laura: Yes, but -- but he was all right. He was fine. I saved him.
Luke: Sweetheart, that was a long time ago. You blocked it all out until a couple of days ago. You were in the attic trying to figure all this out, and Rick came there. It was just the two of you in the attic, you and Rick. Now think. Try to remember. He came towards you with a needle, a syringe. You thought he was going to hurt you.
Laura: He wouldn't do that to me.
Luke: No, but, you see, if he had told you the truth, none of this would have happened. You didn't realize that he was trying to protect you.
Laura: Oh, God, no. No. Oh, God, no. No, no, no, no! How could I -- no!
Jax: Have we met before?
Alcazar: Not that I'm aware of.
Jax: Well, your name doesn't sound familiar.
Alcazar: I'm an international businessman, not dissimilar from yourself, Mr. Jacks, but this is the first time we've crossed paths.
Jax: Oh, you've crossed my path, Mr. Alcazar.
Alcazar: Have I?
Jax: Yes, you had Roy DiLucca steal something from my safe -- an oil lease map.
Alcazar: Why would I do that?
Jax: I don't know. That's what I'm here to find out. I mean, you hired DiLucca as a front man to go up against Sonny, but then, for some reason, you turned him against me. You had Roy steal that map, and then, for some strange reason, you sent half of it back to me. Why would you do that? You obviously have the other half, so name your price.
Alcazar: I don't want your money, Mr. Jacks, but we may be able to accommodate each other. Excuse me.
Man: She's not in her room.
Alcazar: Well, find her before she ruins everything.
A.J.: I didn't ask you to rescue me, Jason.
Jason: Courtney did. She figured you'd be out drinking. She asked me to stop you if you did anything crazy. I guess she knows you pretty well.
A.J.: Yeah, well, that place needed to be leveled, anyway.
Jason: That's your solution for everything? Something's in your way, destroy it?
A.J.: Funny, I thought that was Sonny's motto.
Jason: Yeah, well, you know what? You have a wife, A.J., who actually loves you. Why don't you honor that instead of drinking all --
A.J.: You know, Courtney's love is one of those great mysteries in life, Jase. Just like you think that Sonny's God rather than the power-tripping bastard he really is. But, hey, I got mine in the end, right? Courtney was my one-in-a-million chance. It's over.
Jason: Does Courtney get a vote or --
A.J.: She's gone. Not that I blame her. Look, if you'll excuse me, I have to get myself cleaned up so I can go downtown. I'm sure that's why you're still here -- to make sure I get my butt hauled in, right, so you can scurry back to your boss and give him the good news. What?
Jason: You're not going to jail, A.J. I'm going to make this go away. I don't want to, but I am because that's what Courtney asked me to do.
Courtney: I thought I'd be back before you were awake. We were out of coffee.
Jason: I got to go.
Courtney: Thanks again for last night. About A.J., I mean.
Jason: Don't worry, the cops won't show up to question him.
A.J.: Meaning what, Jason?
Jason: I'll cover for him.
A.J.: Oh, forget it. Just leave us alone, man.
Courtney: A.J. --
A.J.: You know, you don't know when to stop. I don't want your help. I didn't ask for you help. Now, just go. Get the hell out.
Courtney: A.J., don't. Jason promised me.
A.J.: Promised you what?
Courtney: He's taking care of everything. He got Coleman to stop the blackmail. I don't have to strip anymore.
A.J.: You never had to.
Courtney: Look, A.J., I feel terrible about the way that this all happened.
A.J.: Do you?
Courtney: I understand why you're upset and why you did what you did, but it's over. We can just put it behind us.
A.J.: Can we? Yeah, sure we can. Everything -- everything except you trusted every one but me, your husband. Going to jail is the best thing for Courtney.
Carly: So you did the right thing.
Sonny: I hurt my sister. My sister's in pain. Right now she believes that her life is ruined.
Carly: Okay, A.J. is the one who ruined it. He screwed up for the billionth time. He came after our child. What choice did you have but to retaliate?
Sonny: A.J. had to pay.
Carly: And you know what? Even if he hadn't come after Michael, eventually Courtney would have seen through him. You just sped up the process a little bit.
Sonny: Courtney doesn't see it that way.
Carly: Sonny, you did what you thought was best, okay? And sometimes when you try and protect people, you hurt them, but you know what? People put up walls, but you just give it time, and things will be okay.
Sonny: Excuse me.
Sonny: Hello? Okay. Tell me when his helicopter leaves Alcazar's yacht.
Alcazar: Find her and lock her in her room. I don't want her getting out again while Jax is here.
Jax: Is there a problem?
Alcazar: Not for you to concern yourself with. You've taken the trouble to fly out here, which saves me the trouble of contacting you to open negotiations. As I mentioned before, I'm not interested in money. I have other sources of income. But I realize the map is vital to your interests, so I'm willing to negotiate for it. And once we reach an agreement, you can buy the leases, quadruple your fortune, and return to your family with your lovely fiancée.
Jax: And what's the price tag on this idyllic picture you're painting?
Alcazar: You never return to Port Charles.
Jax: Oh. It's all in the details, as they say.
Alcazar: Do you accept the deal?
Jax: You seem to be in quite a hurry to get rid of me, Mr. Alcazar. Why is that?
Laura: I don't understand. It just doesn't make any sense.
Luke: Sit down, darling. I know. I couldn't figure it out, either. Then I found the camera.
Laura: The camera?
Luke: The camera that killed Theresa Carter. There was still film in it. So Lucky developed it, and most of it didn't turn out, but there was one picture of Scott with blood on his shirt. And then there was another photo that came out, and Lucky didn't see that. He enlarged it, but I took it before he saw it and --
Laura: What is it?
Luke: Well, I don't think it's necessary that --
Laura: I want to see it.
Laura: It's me.
Luke: You walked in on Rick and Theresa struggling.
Laura: Yes. She had her hands around Rick's throat. She was trying to kill him.
Luke: And then she came towards you. And you -- you had every reason to believe that she was going to try to hurt you. You were frantic. You reached out, and you grabbed something, anything.
Laura: The camera -- I --
Luke: And you swung it.
Laura: I killed her.
Luke: But it was -- it was self-defense. You thought it was self-defense. But the problem is that you were already on probation because of the David Hamilton thing, and so Rick was afraid you'd be arrested, so he and Scott covered it all up.
Luke: They took the body. They buried Theresa Carter.
Laura: To protect me?
Luke: Yes. And then, see, this summer, when you went back to the attic, some of the memories started to resurface. And when Rick came to town, you started to remember even more.
Laura: I remember. Rick was coming at me with a syringe.
Luke: Right. He gave you something to calm you down, maybe even make you forget, and then he and Scott buried the body.
Laura: They -- they were the ones that I saw through the window that night.
Luke: See, Scott realized that you were starting to remember, and he wanted to stop that, so he set the fire and everything, but it didn't work.
Laura: Oh, God. The night before our wedding, Lulu spilled some punch on her dress, and it made me remember that I had blood on my dress, and that's why I went to the attic.
Luke: Right. They should have told you. They should have made you understand.
Laura: And then Rick came in, and I told him that I knew that he had killed Theresa. And he said no, that he hadn't. And then he pulled out the syringe, and he was coming at me with it, and I told him to stop. I told him to leave me alone. No! Stop! No! He didn't kill Theresa. Oh, my God. He was telling the truth. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
Luke: He should have made you understand. They should have told you. You thought it was self-defense.
Laura: Oh, God, he was telling the truth. Oh, God! He was telling the truth, and I didn't believe him.
Luke: They should have told you.
Laura: Oh, Luke, how could I do it?
Luke: You thought it was self-defense.
Laura: Oh, God, I killed my own father! Oh, God! How could I do that?
Jax: Do you consider me a threat?
Alcazar: A rival, perhaps.
Jax: Well, then you should know when I'm ordered to do something, I tend to do precisely the opposite.
Alcazar: You're turning your back on a fortune.
Jax: You should never have sent that back to me.
Alcazar: You know what you're doing?
Jax: Something very important must be at stake for you to turn away a fortune so willingly, Mr. Alcazar, and I intend to find out what it is. I'm sure we'll meet again real soon.
Jax: Well, well. What do we have here?
Jason: Tough break.
Coleman: This was arson. I'm going to the cops. You know what an investigation's going to uncover?
Jason: What's that?
Coleman: Proof that either you or Quartermaine lit the match, and somebody is going to do jail this time.
Jason: Well, that could be a problem because neither of us did it. You did.
Coleman: Excuse me?
Jason: I can supply at least 10 eyewitnesses who saw you torch this place.
Coleman: Yeah, and why would anybody believe that I'd set fire to my own business, huh?
Jason: I did some checking, and the Oasis here was in the red for a while and the fire insurance would help you break even.
Coleman: Oh. You're serious, aren't you?
Jason: Here's the deal -- either you get arrested for fraud and arson or you can put this behind you. Take the money. Start a new club. Forget this ever happened.
Coleman: Why are you protecting Courtney's husband?
Jason: It's a simple decision -- take the money or do time for arson. Either way, A.J. Quartermaine is not going to get arrested for this.
A.J.: Do you have any idea what it means, asking me to accept help from my brother?
Courtney: I know that there is a lot of stuff between you and your brother --
A.J.: And you don't care?
Courtney: I wanted Coleman's hold on us to just be over.
A.J.: Why didn't you come to me?
Courtney: I couldn't.
A.J.: You lied to me. Every time I came close~ to finding the truth, you covered, you made excuses.
Courtney: I didn't want Coleman to send you to jail, A.J., and he would have in a heartbeat.
A.J.: It was my problem.
Courtney: It is ours. You are my husband.
A.J.: Why didn't you trust me?
Courtney: I do trust you. I just don't always trust the decisions that you make.
A.J.: You always find a nice way to say everything, don't you?
Courtney: You're turning this against me because I tried to save you.
A.J.: You took your clothes off for a bunch of drunken losers! I guess -- I guess that came easier for you than to come to me and be honest with your husband.
Courtney: None of this was easy, okay? Not the dancing and not the lying and not having to face you right this second.
A.J.: Oh, forget it. You know what? Just forget it, Courtney. This isn't about you dancing. It's about you. It's about you. I thought you were different. You're not. You're not. You're like the rest of my family and Jason and Sonny and Carly -- all of them who think I'm a loser.
Courtney: Why are you doing this? God, you told me that I was the best thing that ever happened to you. Well, then just show me. Be different this time. Just put this behind us.
A.J.: If I can manage to be a better person?
Courtney: You're twisting my words.
A.J.: No, what's this all about? What? Me being worthy of you, my wife, who lied to me over and over again?
Courtney: A.J., don't.
A.J.: What do you expect? What, do you expect me to have some great revelation, Courtney, huh? Some soul-searching moment? And then all of a sudden, what, our lives would be great and we can live happily ever after?
Courtney: That is not what I meant.
A.J.: You know something? You took away something from me, you know? I think going to prison for a few years might be the one thing that would turn my life around, but you took that away. You did. You cleaned up my messes. You made my decisions. You did it all. Well, I got a news flash for you -- that life is over for me. You got that?
Courtney: No, please don't go.
A.J.: What? What's the matter? You afraid I'm going to go get drunk and make another mess, is that it?
Luke: I brought you here so that we -- we'd have a chance to be alone together and no one would find us, so you could remember and start to deal with this.
Laura: I did a terrible thing.
Luke: But you -- you didn't mean to.
Laura: My father is dead because of me.
Luke it's going to be okay. No, I'm going to make it okay.
Laura: It will never be okay.
Luke: Sweetheart, what happened wasn't your fault. It was an accident. You didn't mean to. You're a good person, aura. You would never hurt anyone on purpose. Now, you listen to me. This is what we're going to do. We're not going to go back until you're absolutely ready.
Luke: Okay. We have to make sure that you're strong enough to handle this, and that's when we'll go back, okay?
Laura: I can do it.
Luke: I know you can, but remember, all hell is going to break lose when we hit Port Charles, sweetheart. You know, reporters and lawyers and cops, and they'll be -- they'll be throwing questions at you and hurling accusations.
Laura: The children. ~ What about my children? They need me.
Luke: I know, and I'm going to take you to them just as soon as I possibly can, okay? Yeah.
Luke: All right, now, first, this is what we're going to do. We're going to deal with this and make sure that you're strong, okay? But I think that maybe we've been here a little bit too long, and I think we should move.
Laura: All right.
Laura: Yeah. But we can still get married again, right?
Luke: Oh, of course, of course. Of course we're going to get married.
Laura: Oh, good. You know what? I -- I don't want to have a big church wedding. I want to get married just at the house, just with our family and friends. Wouldn't that be nice?
Luke: Oh, that would be so wonderful.
Laura: Can we go now?
Luke: Just -- just really soon. I just have to make a few arrangements, okay?
Luke: All right, everything's going to be good now.
Luke: It'll be okay, Laura.
Luke: Nikolas, I don't have much time, so listen up. I would have called Lucky, but I'm afraid his phones are tapped. Is he there with you?
Nikolas: No, he's not, Luke. What's going on? Where is my mother?
Luke: I can't get into that right now.
Nikolas: No, yes, yes, you can, Luke. You got to tell me what's going on. Who killed Rick?
Luke: I'll tell you later.
Nikolas: Listen to me, Lucky is convinced that our mother flipped out, but if you were the one who killed him, I've got to know.
Luke: You and your brother are safer the less you know. Do you understand that? Okay, now, listen; I just want you to get a message to Lucky. Tell him Abbotsville. I need a car, cash, and some fake IDs at the abandoned barn at the end of Rock Creek Road.
Nikolas: Fine. I'll be there in an hour.
Luke: No, not you, Lucky.
Nikolas: Listen, I want to see my mother. I want to know if she is all right.
Luke: Nikolas, you don't know how to do this and Lucky does. I don't want you coming here. You'll be tailed.
Nikolas: Put her on the phone right now, please? Put her on the phone.
Luke: I do not have time for this, Nikolas.
Nikolas: I will see that you get what you need. Okay. Bye-bye.
Scott: Who you talking to? Anybody I know?
Nikolas: Family business call, Scott.
Scott: Right. Family. I'm sorry about your recent tragedy. I would hate to see anything happen to your mother.
Nikolas: Get to the point.
Scott: Here's the point --
Laura's voice: Luke's got me. He won't let me go.
[Knock on door]
Luke's voice: Hang up the phone, Laura.
Laura's voice: No, go away! Please, come and get me. Hurry. Please.
Luke's voice: Give me the --
Nikolas: Stop the tape, please. I don't want to hear it again. Thank you.
Scott: Your mother's in trouble. You want to help her, don't you?
Nikolas: Yeah, I do.
Scott: Okay, well, think about it. You haven't talked to her. You don't know what's going on. She could be desperate. She could be terrified. She could be fighting for her life right now. I know you want to help her. I want to help her, and I can do it. Just tell me something, all right? I can save her. Trust me.
Nikolas: It -- it was Luke. He wanted a car and money, okay?
Scott: All right. Where is he?
Laura: Are we leaving?
Luke: Yes, darling.
Laura: Can't we go home now?
Luke: Soon we can, but we just need a little more time. And we can't stay here because the police are after us. I'm afraid it won't be safe here much longer. We have to go away.
Laura: How long?
Luke: Not long. Not long, I swear. We got to get back to Port Charles and get married really soon. Really soon. It's just that we need a little more time to deal with the emotions and the raw feelings about everything that's happened.
Laura: It doesn't matter. It's -- I can go back now or later. It's the same.
Luke: But you trust me, don't you?
Luke: Then you have to believe me when I tell you we're doing the right thing.
Luke: Okay. Now I need you to do something for me.
Luke: Are you listening?
Luke: Okay. I'm going to go and find the quickest route out of here and then make it look like we went the other way.
Luke: Okay? And you wait right here for Lucky because he's going to be here soon.
Laura: Oh. He's going to look so handsome in his tux, and Lulu -- she has such a beautiful dress.
Luke: The whole day is going to be gorgeous.
Luke: Okay, I'm going to go do this, and you wait right here.
[Laura hums "Bridal March"]
Jax: Is this -- is this yours?
Alcazar: Since it appears you have no interest in accepting my deal, our business is concluded.
Jax: You're hiding something, Mr. Alcazar. And I can assure you, if it affects me, we'll meet again.
Alcazar: Don't come back uninvited. I won't be as cordial next time.
Jax: Sounds like a challenge.
Alcazar: It's not.
Jax: Well, for the record, there's a lot that you don't know about me, and what you don't know can hurt you. You have a nice day.
Carly: You know, once A.J. is in jail, Courtney's not going to see his spin on everything. She's going to find out the truth.
Sonny: A.J. is Courtney's husband. She hates me for what I've done.
Carly: She's going to get lonely, Sonny. She's going to need someone to turn to.
Sonny: Well, she's not going to turn to me. From where Courtney sits, all I've done is hurt her, control her, damage her husband, ruin his life.
Carly: Yeah, because you know what a piece of slime A.J. is.
Sonny: Well, maybe one day she'll know, too, or maybe she won't. But at this point, what am I supposed to do?
Carly: You know, Courtney is still family.
Sonny: That doesn't mean there's going to be a reunion anytime soon, Carly, especially with what's going on right now, you know? I mean --
Sonny: Hello. When? All right. Have a car waiting. I got to go.
Carly: Sonny, I know something's wrong.
Sonny: No, no, no, it's fine.
Carly: So if there's anything I can do --
Sonny: Nothing, nothing, nothing. I don't know when I'm going to be back. All right?
Carly: Okay. Hey, Sonny, Sonny --
Carly: Look, don't worry about Courtney; everything's going to be fine. Things are going to work out.
Sonny: Right, right, right.
Carly: Although, sometimes they need a little push.
Luke: Laura? Honey? Laura!
A.J.: Good job, right? A little vodka and a match and this place went up like a Christmas tree.
Coleman: I'll bet it did.
A.J.: Well, you got me, buddy. Huh? You've got A.J. Quartermaine dead to rights. First I drive into your place drunk as a skunk. Now I torch it. How about I throw in a nice assault charge for making my wife strip, as well? There you go. It's good stuff. Take me in. I'm all yours.
Coleman: I've never seen you before in my life, man.
A.J.: Wait a minute. Damn you! I told you I don't want your help.
Jason: Your wife disagrees.
A.J.: You know what? You and my wife can go both go to hell, Jason.
Carly: Hey, Courtney.
Courtney: This is not what I need right now.
Carly: Okay, you know what? You just want to give me a minute, please?
Courtney: Look, Carly, whatever it is, I don't want to hear it, okay?
Carly: A.J. walked out on you, didn't he? He blames you for trying to save him, right?
Courtney: If you are here to run him down for the thousandth time --
Carly: You know what? I am here because I am your brother's wife.
Courtney: And he has a message for me? Well, thanks, I'll pass.
Carly: Sonny doesn't know that I'm here, okay?
Courtney: What is this about?
Carly: Look, we are family, like it or not, and I thought that right now, you could use a friend.
Courtney: I don't know what to do.
Carly: About A.J.?
Courtney: I just -- I don't know if I'm sad or if I'm furious. Why can't he see how much I love him? But it's over. He's gone.
Scott: Spencer! Your ride is here. Squad car for you.
Andy: No sign of them.
Scott: Damn it.
Andy: So maybe this was the wrong place.
Scott: Maybe he was tipped off.
Andy: All right, so what now?
Scott: We're going to find them, whatever it takes.
Sonny: Did you enjoy your visit with Alcazar?
Jax: You're having him watched.
Sonny: I just want to know if Alcazar has a new partner.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Jason: Turn yourself in for torching the Oasis and let Courtney go.
Carly: Being tied to A.J. -- is it really what you want for the rest of your life?
Sonny: Alcazar thinks he has something I want. Do you have any idea what that is?
Rick's voice: You are even lovelier than the first time.
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