General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 9/4/02
Provided by Amanda
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Jax: You pulled your own plug so Skye would be charged for attempted murder.
Alan: You what?
Edward: I wanted revenge.
Zander: Why are you helping us?
Jason: You probably know too much. And that puts both of you in danger, and we're running out of time.
Alcazar: Now you want to go ashore. There's nothing to go back to except people who would hurt you again.
Sonny: His name is Alcazar. I'm going to shut him down.
Alexis: I need copies of the forensics and the evidence reports on the Scorpio attic. Well, the case file is correct. I am no longer Luke Spencer's attorney of record. I'm -- I'm representing Lucky Spencer. I know that. But he's an ongoing suspect, according to the D.A., so -- look, I'm his lawyer, and I'm entitled to copies of the -- fine. You know what? I will just speak to Scott Baldwin directly.
Ned: Tangled up in red tape?
Alexis: Scott Baldwin is doing everything to deny Luke Spencer's due process.
Ned: Well, I realize this might be hard for you to admit, but Luke Spencer fired you. So his due process is really none of your concern.
Alexis: I know, but I'm not going to let an innocent man go to prison for something that he didn't do. I can't do that.
Ned: How much work are you planning to do on this case?
Alexis: If this is a preamble to another lecture about my stress level, I appreciate that, but it is my baby, my body --
Ned: Actually, I am not here to monitor your pregnancy. I am here hoping that you'd be able to take on another client -- me.
Edward: Well, it's about time. I thought you'd forgotten me.
Alan: If only I could.
Edward: I assume those are my discharge papers, hmm?
Alan: You're recovering from a stroke.
Edward: I know. One side doesn't work very well, but a couple more days in that torture chamber that you call therapy and I'll be as good as new.
Alan: When did you get a medical degree?
Edward: Well, I'm smart enough to know when I'm well enough to leave the hospital, damn it.
Alan: I'd like to keep you here indefinitely for what you've done to this family, especially Skye.
Edward: Oh, please. Spare me the sermons about poor pitiful Skye. She's a calculating little shrew.
Alan: You framed your own granddaughter for attempted murder by pulling your own respirator plug.
Edward: Mm-hmm. I think I should receive some points for creativity, hmm?
Alan: What would have happened if nobody got here in time?
Edward: I'd have died with a smile.
Alan: You're a vindictive old fool.
Edward: No, I just did what I set out to do, and that was to protect and preserve this family because no one else was up to it. Jax would have sucked us dry if it weren't for me, and Skye deserves exactly what she got.
Alan: If you're not careful, you're going to get what you deserve.
Elizabeth: What's out there?
Jason: Alcazar's yacht. Come here. You can barely see it from here. Just -- okay. See out there? Okay, you see the E.L.Q. crane?
Elizabeth: Uh-huh. Yeah.
Jason: Okay. Now look past it toward the open water.
Elizabeth: That big white ship?
Jason: That's it.
Elizabeth: Oh. Wow. Wonder what it must be like to own a yacht like that, to be able to go wherever you want, whenever you want.
Jason: What, you want a ship like that?
Elizabeth: Well, there's no chance of that ever happening. But if it did, I know exactly where I'd go. I'd go to the Mediterranean -- Greece, Italy, all those tiny little islands. The art, the architecture -- it's just -- it's breathtaking. So beautiful.
Zander: I remembered something.
Alcazar: Corinthos has Smith under guard at his penthouse? Corinthos already knows more than he should. If he learns any more from Smith, things could go dangerously wrong.
Man: We've been over the layout of the Corinthos building. There's no way to get Smith out.
Alcazar: Corinthos is the real problem. I need to move up the timetable and end this.
Carly: Hi. I think I found the perfect fabric for the upstairs couch -- someone going somewhere?
Sonny: Yeah. You and Michael are going to go to the island until this thing with Alcazar is done.
Carly: Okay, I got four words for you, Sonny -- no way in hell.
Sonny: We're not fighting about this.
Carly: Great. Then you can take my luggage back upstairs and we'll call it a temporary lapse of sanity.
Sonny: This is happening whether you want it or not.
Carly: I'm sorry. Are you confusing me with my suitcases? Because you can take them wherever you want to because they're possessions. They don't have feelings. They don't have opinions of their own. But I do. Sonny, you are my husband. I love you and I am not --
Sonny: Okay, if you love me, prove it to me and do what I need.
Carly: Oh, by -- by hiding on some island --
Sonny: Alcazar is coming after me. Somebody already died. I don't want you to be next.
Carly: Okay, Sonny, there are other ways --
Sonny: The only thing I know about Alcazar besides being dangerous and powerful is he thinks he has something or someone I want.
Sonny: I don't know. But you know what? Everybody I love is already in my life. What if Alcazar wants to take one of them? I'm not going to let that happen. I'm not going to risk losing you or Michael. Please, do what I want and go.
[Knock on door]
Jason: Sorry. Zander's remembered something. You need to hear it.
Sonny: Leticia's upstairs with Michael packing. Can you help make sure everything's fine?
Carly: Right. Yeah, I'll just go ahead and run along upstairs. Oh, I was just curious, though, about something. How many other people are going to be joining me on the island? Is your father coming? Courtney? I was just curious if you were going to swoop up everyone you've ever cared about and make sure you can ship them off so they can be safe. Just curious.
Alexis: I kept it short, but it covers everything that you mentioned. Bottom line, Edward relinquishes any and all right to E.L.Q., except he gets to keep his right to voting shares.
Ned: And this will definitely be legally binding?
Alexis: As long as it's voluntarily executed, which I have no idea how you're going to accomplish that. What, are you going to take a gun to his head? I mean, why would Edward give up his prize company?
Ned: I'm not a novice when it comes to my grandfather, and I truly believe I have the necessary leverage.
Alexis: Okay. Well, then, the next question would be why.
Ned: Well, actually, a month ago I would have never considered it because, with Kristina around, I really believed that I could have risen above the family insanity. But now, well, there's really no reason not to get involved.
Alexis: How about quality of life? How about peace of mind? How about hope for a rational existence?
Ned: This is my family, for better or worse. And I also happen to be pretty good at managing them. And if not me, who else?
Alexis: I'm just worried that you're a little out of practice.
Ned: There's also another reason. E.L.Q. will give me the necessary resources to break Sonny.
Alexis: So is this about protecting the baby or is this about revenge for Kristina?
Ned: Can it be about both? This child of yours needs to be safe. And for once, Sonny needs to pay.
Edward: You should be on your knees giving thanks. With me in charge of E.L.Q., the family fortune is secure.
Alan: What family? You've driven away my children. A.J. loathes us. Jason would rather walk through fire than be with us. Skye's on the run. And what about your dear, little favorite, Emily? Why do you think she's not back here? She's made terrific progress. She could be back here in Port Charles doing her physical therapy, but I won't let her come back because of the way that you are.
Edward: Well, look at you, sloughing off your own responsibilities, blaming me for your failures. As a parent, Alan, you --
Monica: Oh, stuff it, Edward. Look, we may not win any parenting awards, but we have never resorted to blackmail or obstruction of justice.
Edward: Of course not, because neither of you has the fortitude to do whatever is good for this family.
Monica: The only good you care about is yourself.
Edward: Oh --
Alan: You're not as invulnerable as you think.
Alan: Believe me, that stroke that you just had was as serious as a heart attack. You're not immortal, Father. And if you're not careful, you're going to be looking up from your deathbed at this family that you have schemed to preserve and realize that you have destroyed us with your own hands.
Edward: Oh, ugh. That is maudlin drivel. If there's a threat to the Quartermaines, it certainly doesn't come from me.
Sonny: A ship, a yacht. Did they have you locked up, or were you free to move around?
Zander: Well, I'm assuming if they tried to kill me, I'm guessing that they had me locked --
Sonny: Okay, you know what? I don't want guesses. I want facts. What specifically do you remember?
Zander: I remember there was the main guy.
Zander: Then there was another guy and the one that followed me and Elizabeth, and he's the one that I shot.
Sonny: You remember anyone else?
Zander: A friend.
Elizabeth: A friend?
Zander: She was a woman. I don't know. She said she was a friend.
Jason: Whose friend?
Zander: I don't know. All I remember is the sound of her voice.
Sonny: Okay, did she tell you her name?
Zander: I -- if she did, I don't know.
Sonny: Well, did she tell you why she was there? Was she working for Alcazar? Against him? What?
Zander: I don't know.
Sonny: Well, you better work on finding it out. Otherwise Alcazar's going to kill you just to shut your mouth.
Elizabeth: Wait, Sonny, I thought we were safe here.
Sonny: You're going to be safe when Alcazar's gone. And for that to happen, I need to know why he showed up in the first place.
Jason: Zander's told us all he can. As much as I'd like to, we can't force him to remember.
Sonny: We'll go with what we got.
Zander: Did I do something to you?
Sonny: Why do you ask?
Zander: I don't know. It just seems like you don't like me. I was wondering why.
Sonny: You made mistakes in the past. Fortunately for you, you got, you know, friends who are influential and persuasive. But to answer your question, yeah, you have done something to me. But now that you're giving me everything you know about Alcazar, you're also doing something for me. So if this thing goes in my favor, we're even. All debts canceled. In the meantime, you just do what you're told and start remembering everything you can. Okay?
Zander: Is it just me, or is this guy king of the world? Or is he the most phenomenal jerk you've ever met? Even when he's asking a favor, he sounds like he's barking an order.
Elizabeth: I know, but that's just how Sonny is. What matters right now is he can protect us.
Zander: I don't know. You, maybe, but me? I -- either one of those guys would sell me out in a heartbeat. You know what? I'm not going to let them. I'd rather run. You want to go with me?
Jason: Sonny, I don't know how much more Zander's going to be able to tell us.
Sonny: We can't wait. I mean, Alcazar has got to know we got Zander. He's going to assume that Zander's told us something important. So Alcazar's going to make his move to protect himself. We got to move first.
Jason: So let me go. Let me go out to his yacht.
Sonny: Okay, tonight. You go get what he's got, what he's planning to use against me. And whatever it is --
Sonny: If you can, you take it.
Jason: You know Alcazar will retaliate.
Sonny: That's why I'm getting my family out of here.
Edward: Well, look who's here. It's the proud parents-to-be. Come to check on the health of the baby's trust fund, I assume. I'm sorry you made the trip in vain because I'm about to be released -- as soon as these two get on the ball.
Ned: Thanks for keeping him here.
Edward: What do you mean, keeping -- hey, wait. Hey. This is a setup. I might have known it. There's no way in the world that Alan and Monica would be hovering solicitously over me unless there was something in it for them. Well, come. What? What? Speak up. What is it?
Ned: I had Alexis draft a contract for you to sign, Grandfather. It's -- well, it's very simple, very straightforward.
Edward: What? It's very clear and concise. You've done some very thorough work, Ned. A little misguided, though, if you think I have any intention of signing this -- this work of fiction.
Ned: Oh, you'll sign it.
Edward: You must be dreaming. I've worked far too long and too hard to regain control of E.L.Q. I even went so far as to play possum and ally myself with Skye. There is no way in the world that I will sign over this company that I built with my own blood and sweat and even tears.
Ned: Such a shame. He's deteriorating right in front of our eyes.
Edward: I've never felt better in my life, except for this damned arm.
Ned: It's not your arm I'm worried about.
Edward: What the hell are you talking about?
Ned: Your sanity.
Ned: The fact that you tried to recently commit suicide by pulling your own ventilator plug is proof that you're not exactly in your right mind. Temporary or permanent -- who's to say?
Edward: I'm to say, and I say I'm fine.
Ned: In fact, we are all very, very concerned about you, and Grandmother has actually even signed a commitment paper for you.
Edward: What --
Ned: So either you resign permanently from E.L.Q. or we'll be shipping you off to a psychiatric facility for a very long rest.
Edward: What –
Sonny: Is Michael and Leticia ready?
Carly: Yeah. Michael's just deciding which toys to take.
Sonny: What about you? You got everything you need?
Carly: Yeah. As a matter of fact, I do. It's all right here. That's why I'm staying.
Sonny: Carly, we've been through this.
Carly: Yeah, listen. I will send Michael away because I will not have my child -- our child -- in physical danger. Okay, but I'm not leaving you.
Sonny: This is not up for debate.
Carly: Oh, is that another order? Hmm? I'm an adult, Sonny, and I'm all grown up. You see? Sonny, I make my own decisions. I have looked at the risks, and I have decided to stay.
Sonny: Carly, will you listen to me? This isn't about, you know, whether I'm treating you equal or not.
Carly: You know what? You could have come to me. You could have come to me, Sonny, and we could have discussed this together. But instead you are making decisions that affect my life without even bothering to tell me.
Sonny: Okay, so you're insulted. It's not safe here!
Carly: You know what? It is not safe for you, either. You're staying, Sonny, so I'm staying with you. You don't get to make decisions about whether I can risk my life or not. You do not get to order me not to take that chance.
Sonny: Okay, I'm not -- I'm not ordering you right now. I'm going to ask you. Please, you need to do what I want and go.
Alcazar: Forget Jacks for the time being. He's not the immediate threat. Concentrate on Corinthos. Good. Keep me advised.
[Knock on door]
Alcazar: Come in.
Woman: I'm sorry to interrupt, Mr. Alcazar, but she's not in her room. I've looked all over. I'm afraid she's left the ship.
Jason: I'll be back in a little while.
Elizabeth: You're going out to that yacht, aren't you?
Jason: You just need to stay here. Keep Zander calm. See if he can remember anything else.
Elizabeth: I can't, okay? I can't keep Zander calm. Not the way I feel. Jason, these people are killers. I mean, first Kristina, now that guy in the hospital. I don't want it to happen --
Jason: Elizabeth, this is my job, and I'm good at it. I will be back. You just have to trust me.
Elizabeth: I do. But you'd better be right.
Zander: You didn't tell me you were in love with him.
Edward: This is so typical -- an ill-conceived plan with no thought given to reality or the consequences. Lila would never have me committed.
Ned: Would you like to see her signature?
Edward: Sure. Forged, no doubt.
Alan: She's trying to protect you, Father, though you hardly deserve it. It's a generous response to a man who framed his granddaughter for murder.
Edward: Oh, God, when did Skye become such an almighty saint?
Alan: We're talking about you.
Monica: Which is a waste of time. I mean, if Lila has already signed the commitment papers, then we just ship you off. And who knows? Maybe with Edward gone, this family can get to like each other.
Alan: Don't get carried away.
Edward: This is all very interesting, but I can tell a bluff when I see one. No judge on earth would have me committed. I am more competent than the lot of you. What we do have here, folks, is blackmail, and I demand to be released immediately.
Alexis: I'm not so sure a judge is going to see it that way, Edward. I mean, given your cardiac history, your recent stroke, your erratic behavior.
Edward: "Erratic"? I am nothing but consistent.
Alexis: That's a good point. I should claim criminal fraud and intentional, premeditated obstruction of justice.
Edward: Oh, I see. You've made up your minds to accuse me of something. You just haven't decided what yet.
Alexis: Well, we'll let a judge decide. You're either a danger to yourself, having sunk so deep into a depression that you pull your own ventilator plug, or you're suffering from advanced psychosis, compelling you to frame your own granddaughter for murder.
Edward: You can't prove a thing.
Alexis: I have two highly skilled, highly respected professionals standing right here -- happen to be family, no less -- who would be happy to testify against you.
Edward: Medical professionals are a dime a dozen, and family means nothing to these two people.
Alexis: All right, suit yourself. Admit to a felony.
Edward: I admit to nothing except your ham-fisted attempt to railroad me.
Ned: Grandfather, your options are really quite clear -- prison, a psychiatric ward, or signing this document and starting your long-overdue retirement. Here's a pen.
Edward: Well -- get this -- take that -- pitting Lila against me -- that's heavy-handed, Ned, even for you.
Alan: Nice strategy. I feel sorry for anyone who goes up against you.
Sonny: You're going to have a great time. You, your mama, Leticia on the island. Johnny's going, too. He's going to drive that boat for you anytime you want to go out on the ocean. I want you to be careful, okay? And you take good care of your mama? Because you two are the most important things in the world to me.
Michael: Why can't you come, Daddy?
Sonny: Well, because I got business to take care of. And as soon as I'm done, I'll come get you guys, okay?
Michael: I wish you didn't have to work so much.
Sonny: Well, you know what? I wish I didn't have to work, either. But, you know, there are two very important reasons why I got to work as much as I do. One is you and your mama -- because I want to make sure you have everything you need and most of what you want. You understand that, don't you?
Michael: What's the other reason?
Sonny: Okay, I'll tell you right now. The other reason is because when you get older and you grow up, I don't want you ever to work like I do.
Michael: But why?
Carly: Hey. You know what, sweetheart? Sometimes we just have to do things that we don't understand or we don't like, okay? And we have to trust that if something's important to Daddy, he knows what's best for us, okay? Can you do that? Okay.
Sonny: I love you very much, okay? And this is just going to be for a little while, and then I'm --
Sonny: We'll be all together, okay?
Johnny: We're ready, Sonny.
Sonny: All right. You go with Johnny. I got to talk to your mother for a second. Okay?
Johnny: Come on, Michael.
Carly: You promise me you'll be careful?
Sonny: I want to end this, and I want to bring you guys home.
Alexis: Okay, to Edward Laurence Ashton, new C.E.O. of E.L.Q. -- very clever maneuvering. Congratulations.
Ned: And to my attorney, my fellow gatekeeper and co-parent -- I couldn't have done it without you.
Alexis: Hey, you know what? All I did was draw up the contracts. You're the one that had Edward committed.
Ned: Yeah, but you put it over the top. I mean, threatening Edward with prosecution for framing Skye -- now, that was absolutely brilliant.
Alexis: That was absolutely legitimate. There's a good case against Edward. It could have put him away for 10 years.
Ned: Well, let's hope Skye doesn't figure that out.
Alexis: What if she did?
Ned: Well, then I guess I'll just have to dig up some dirt so I can blackmail her with it. That'll keep her from pressing charges.
Alexis: Ah, the inner workings of the Quartermaine mind. It's an enduring mystery best appreciated from a distance.
Ned: What you need is an effective strategy. A knife-proof back and a Teflon heart is also helpful.
[Knock on door]
Ned: I'll get it.
Ned: Grandfather. Now, shouldn't you be home in bed or huddling with your attorney somewhere in an office?
Edward: Nonsense. I'm in the mood to celebrate my total victory. Or haven't you realized that you played right into my hands, hmm?
Zander: How long are you going to stand there?
Elizabeth: Until Jason comes back. I'm sorry if that's a problem for you.
Zander: No, my problem is that I can't remember anything and I thought I could trust you.
Elizabeth: Zander, you can.
Zander: I asked you straight out if Jason was your boyfriend, and you told me no. Now, I don't care if you're dating him. I just need to know why you would lie to me.
Elizabeth: Okay, listen. I wasn't lying. And I'm not dating Jason. I don't -- I don't know what we are to each other.
Zander: Okay, you're worried about him.
Zander: You want to help him. So I have to wonder -- did you bring me here to keep me safe, or was it so Jason could interrogate me?
Elizabeth: I wanted to help both of you. I don't feel like I should have to apologize for that.
Zander: Okay, look. Nobody's looking for apologies, okay? I just need to understand -- why are you afraid to talk about Jason?
Elizabeth: Zander -- my relationship with Jason was a huge problem for you before, okay? You hated it.
Zander: Okay, so you've got me accepting help from a guy that I used to hate?
Elizabeth: I tried to get us to the safest place I knew.
Zander: Oh. I -- I think I should be on my own here.
Elizabeth: It's your choice. But keep in mind, you've made some bad decisions, like Sonny said. You have no memory. People are out to kill you. Your judgment is a little suspect right now, okay? That's why I refused to go with you -- because you'd be putting your life on the line. And there's just way too much of that going on at the moment.
Alcazar: I was right. She has identification but no money. No, I'm sure she hasn't contacted anyone. I had the ship-to-shore phones disconnected. There's only two places she can go. I want people in position to intercept her. I don't know how she got off the ship. I'm not convinced she has. I'm running another search just to make sure she's not hiding aboard. You put everyone -- and I mean everyone -- on this. I have to find her.
Sonny: Who's there?
Zander: So I've decided against going out and getting shot. You're also making me nervous staring out the window, so why don't we play a game of pool. You break. Come on. What, are you scared I'm going to beat you?
Elizabeth: You see, this is what drives me crazy about you.
Zander: What, I'm a better pool player than you are?
Elizabeth: Just when you're being a total jerk and I'm ready to write you off, you go and do something sweet and funny and all of a sudden you're not such a jerk anymore.
Zander: Okay, so, I mean, obviously, I don't have that much experience at this sort of thing, so you're trying to tell me you like me?
Elizabeth: Yes, Zander, I like you. But not the same way I feel about Jason.
Zander: Well, that's fine. So, are you in love with him?
Elizabeth: If I am, I can't bring myself to admit it. I care about Jason. I want to be with him when I'm not. I am so worried about him right now, I can't even think straight. But his life is complicated. It's dangerous. He doesn't think I fit in. Sometimes I think he's right. And how do you love someone when they keep pushing you away? When you can only see them at night for a motorcycle ride or when you're hiding out in their penthouse trying to keep from getting killed? That's not real life. That's a roller coaster. It's -- it's scary and it's exhilarating, but it can't last forever. The problem is I think I want it to.
Edward: You were the point of it all, Ned. I trust you realize that.
Ned: Lucky me.
Edward: Who else? Skye is absolutely treacherous, and A.J.'s a waste. He has been for some time. And Jason, sadly, is lost to us. So, who's left? Just you. Of course, you left E.L.Q. for a time and wasted your life promoting what passes these days as music. But, you know, I never gave up hope.
Alexis: I don't know that I would put "Edward" and "hope" in the same sentence.
Edward: I just waited and bided my time. I was convinced that you would think the better of it. Now, I must admit for a time I was afraid you'd lost your edge. But I'm happy to say that I was wrong because you can be as ruthless and manipulative as the best of them. You are a Quartermaine through and through. Oh, and now I'm so happy to know that E.L.Q. and the family are both in very good hands.
Ned: You see, I can't tell whether this is a bluff or the truth. But, you see, it doesn't really matter because whether you wanted me back at E.L.Q. or not, I'm there, Grandfather.
Ned: And I'm going to run this company as I see fit. And in case you didn't read the fine print on that document that you signed, you don't get a vote.
Edward: Well, Ned, I -- I have a world of experience, and you might just need my input, you know, my counsel. I don't want you to overextend yourself because you have a child on the way -- a true Quartermaine heir. And I believe that I've made myself very, very clear with my intentions. The Quartermaine baby is our hope for the future.
Alexis: I just wanted to let you know that the -- the baby's last name will be Davis.
Edward: My dear, it's not the name that's important. It's the upbringing. Little Brooke Lynn is a prime example, hmm? She's a lovely little girl, but she's a Cerullo through and through. And poor little Michael -- well, he's -- he's a Corinthos now. But your baby -- your baby will be born and raised a Quartermaine, untainted by the likes of Sonny Corinthos.
Sonny: How come you're not on the plane?
Carly: I said I was staying.
Sonny: I drove you to the airport. I kissed you good-bye.
Carly: I never said I was leaving. You chose to believe it, and I chose to stop arguing.
Sonny: No, no, no. You intentionally deceived me. You got on the damn plane, Carly --
Carly: Yes, I got on the plane to tell Michael why I couldn't go with him.
Sonny: You should be with him.
Carly: No. I'm exactly where I belong.
Sonny: Not now. I don't --
Carly: Yes. You know what? Yes, now. Yes, now. You know what? I am with you and we are in this together. That means forever. Okay, we will go to the island and we will pick Michael up and we will bring him back home when all of this is over. But I'm not letting you face this alone. I'm not leaving you to do that. You know what? I'm not leaving you period.
[Knock on door]
Man: We found her.
Man: Hiding below deck, wearing a life jacket. We think she was planning to swim ashore. We put her back in your cabin and locked her in.
Alcazar: Did you get her passport? I need to put these in the safe.
Jason: Shh. Hey -- hey, hey. Just let go of the doorknob and step back. I'm a friend. I'll help you get out of here.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Bobbie: Have you signed a confession?
Luke: Not yet.
Bobbie: Then don't.
Laura: Please get me out.
Alexis: Have you heard anything more about the mysterious enemy?
Jax: His name is Alcazar.
Sonny: Jason's taking care of something for me, and he hasn't checked in.
Jason: Hello? You don't need to hide. I can help you.
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