General Hospital Transcript Monday 10/7/02
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Proofread by Audrie
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Courtney: I think that someone might be stalking me.
Jason: I'll be right there.
Alexis: I want this election to be focused on the issues.
Ned: You're deluding yourself.
Jason: Two men have been shot. They're both hit. It looks pretty bad.
Monica: There was a witness, a woman.
Skye: What woman?
Courtney: Who's there? Who is it? I know you're listening, so hear this -- you are a gutless loser. Any jerk can pick up a phone and breathe, sneak around, hide out. What are you scared of? You pig.
Alexis: What's up, Scott?
Scott: Well, I think the voters should get to know us, you know, just head-on. Don't you think?
Alexis: What's really going on? You're up in the polls, your campaign's going like gangbusters. There's no reason to have a debate. Unless, of course, you have something on me. What is it, Scott, that you are dying to let out in the public?
Scott: What are you worried about?
Alexis: You set me up at Kelly's. Why would I want to debate you? I don't.
Scott: See what I mean? You think everybody's against you.
Alexis: Not everyone. Just you.
Scott: What are you hiding? What are you afraid of?
Alexis: I'm not afraid of anything, Scott. I'm just clear-headed and cautious, and I'm certainly not going to put myself up for public humiliation.
Scott: So much for letting the voters know where we stand.
Alexis: The voters would have to be in an irreversible coma to not know where we stand. It's been all over the news. You are interested in mudslinging and manipulating the press, and I am interested in making Port Charles a better place to live.
Scott: Paranoid and arrogant -- that's just what we want in a public offi-- what are you doing, Lucky?
Lucky: What, you don't like press?
Scott: You're not the press.
Lucky: Anybody can freelance.
Scott: I'm not doing anything wrong.
Lucky: You will sooner or later.
Scott: Alexis? Call flashbulb off here, will you?
Nikolas: Oh, Scott, is this your plan for a debate? Whoever yells the loudest wins?
Ned: The man can't help himself. He's desperate.
Scott: Why is Alexis Davis running away from a public debate?
Edward: Well, I've had all the showboating I can stand for one night.
Alan: The more Scott yells, the more people are going to vote for Alexis.
Edward: What do you know about politics, Alan? I'm leaving.
Scott: Alexis, what little secrets are you trying to hide?
Reporter: Great question. Ms. Davis?
Alexis: Once again, Mr. Baldwin is trying to turn this campaign into being about our private lives, while I'm trying to stick to the issues at hand.
Scott: If Ms. Davis doesn't want to have a debate, I respect her decision. I ask myself, as you might, what's she trying to hide?
Gia: Absolutely nothing. In fact, you're the one that should be afraid. After you debate Alexis, your campaign will be over.
Reporter: Then the debate's on?
Gia: Yes. Alexis Davis will debate -- no, excuse me -- demolish Scott Baldwin in a very public forum. After the future district attorney is finished with you, you can kiss your election good-bye.
[Heart monitor beeps]
Skye: It's Skye. Jax, your wife. I'm here now, ok? And you are going to be just fine. There's no need to grieve for the past anymore, all right? I'm here with you and I am going to stay by your side. I love you. I love you more than anything. I'm going to be with you and you're going to be with me just like we promised, ok? We're meant to be together -- we are -- now and for the rest of our lives. Ok?
Dr. Caldwell: OR. Three.
Skye: Is my husband going to be all right?
Dr. Caldwell: We'll have a better idea of what's going on after the surgery.
Skye: Will you be able to get the bullet out?
Dr. Caldwell: If we don't stop the internal bleeding, he'll die.
Monica: He's a fighter, Skye. He always has been. He's got more reason to be now, ok?
Brenda: I'm in a hurry. Your husband's in there.
Carly: No way.
Jason: This is not good.
Mac: Take a seat, Sonny. Or would you rather be cuffed to one?
Sonny: Excuse me.
Carly: You're Alcazar's girlfriend, aren't you? The woman on the yacht, on the phone? You were at the safe house, weren't you?
Carly: I just have one question for you. Who's the next victim?
Carly: Well, how can my husband and I ever thank you enough for bringing Alcazar into our lives? Brenda Barrett -- or is it Brenda Alcazar?
Brenda: Listen, you need to let go of my arm. I'm going to the hospital to see Jax. Idiot.
Carly: Yeah, well, you better hurry because Jax is married, too.
Carly: Where is my husband?
Mac: Interrogation room one.
Sonny: At least Carly didn't lose it.
Sonny: You know she's going to go postal. And then what do we do with her?
Jason: We'll see.
Carly: I'll have you out of here in no time.
Taggert: So the devil wouldn't have you, huh?
Edward: Any word on Jax? How's the surgery going? I -- I heard it on the news.
Skye: Edward the vulture, drawn by the smell of blood. What, you couldn't stay away, could you?
Edward: No, the family is --
Skye: Family? Jax is my family now. I was just sitting there counting the weeks, the days, the minutes that I squandered with Jax because of you. The time that I spent scheming instead of lying, and for what? For money? For power? For revenge? My God. I can't even remember why they were so important. I've lost so much time with him, time that I will never get back.
Edward: Now, don't think about that now.
Skye: Don't you dare pretend to care about my husband. And don't you dare think that the woman I used to be has completely disappeared, either. With Jax, I am the woman that I want to continue being, solid, and valuable. But if Jax dies, oh, the old Skye will be back to take care of business. She will be back to do what she's got to do and she will go after you with a vengeance.
Edward: Now, you are just overwrought --
Skye: All that misery that we caused each other -- oh, that'll be nothing. That'll be a Sunday picnic compared to what I will put you through if Jax dies, so go. Just get out! Just go! Go home, go to a church, and pray if you think God will hear you.
Edward: I am already.
Courtney: What, are you trying to feel important, skulking around in the dark what's the problem, you don't have any more strippers to order around? You can't be the big boss anymore?
Coleman: I'm sorry I scared you. I just wanted to say --
Courtney: Oh, no, scaring me was the whole point and we both know it. Why else would you be lurking around in a parking lot?
Coleman: I saw you in the club, Courtney.
Courtney: No, you mean you followed me to the club.
Coleman: I followed you out here, yeah, to see how you were doing. Then I had second thoughts because I didn't want to make you uncomfortable, so I --
Courtney: Oh, uncomfortable?
Coleman: I decided to back off.
Courtney: Since when do you care if I am comfortable? God, you blackmailed me into being a stripper at your club. I want to forget that the Oasis ever happened, but every time I turn around, there you are.
Coleman: Honey, it isn't like that.
Courtney: No, no. First, at Kelly's, you show up all the time --
Coleman: I like the food.
Courtney: And then in my house --
Coleman: Because your brother died.
Courtney: And now here. I can prove everything. I have witnesses --
Courtney: And as for the other --
Coleman: What? What are you accusing me of?
Courtney: Oh, come on! Like you don't know.
Coleman: Oh -- I like you. Ok? I like you. That's all this is. I just thought I would say hello.
Courtney: Just leave me alone, ok, starting now.
Gia: I'm the press liaison for Ms. Davis. My job is to fine-tune the details for the Baldwin/Davis debate. Any questions?
Reporter: Yes. When is the debate?
Scott: And why did she change her mind about the debate?
Gia: Well, that's an excellent question, Mr. Baldwin. In fact, Ms. Davis prides herself on openness and flexibility, and willingness to change.
Scott: So in other words, she's wishy-washy.
Reporter: Yeah, but when's the debate?
Alexis: Who wants to muzzle Gia? Volunteers? Anyone?
Lucky: You know, it's too bad she doesn't come with a remote.
Alan: The reporters are hanging on every word.
Ned: Any idea what she's up to?
Nikolas: No, the only thing I can say is she is extremely resourceful. That's all.
Alexis: Has she ever had an impulse that was right? I didn't think so.
Gia: The debate will take place in one week at 3:00 P.M., And you'll know the location when we do. Anything else?
Reporter: Yeah. What's the debate about?
Gia: Ms. Davis is going to stick to the issues -- quality of life, street crime, and justice for all.
Scott: You know, I love that you have a press liaison.
Alexis: Isn't she splendid?
Scott: Yes, yes, and you have such control of your support group. That's terrific.
Ned: Shouldn't you be home studying for the debate?
Scott: Oh, that's not necessary. Excuse me.
Lucky: Yo, yo, Baldwin, give one for the press, huh?
Scott: Hey, Lucky, focus and get the good side.
Lucky: Then you're going to have to turn around, Baldwin.
Alexis: He's up to something.
Ned: Then why are you trying to provoke him?
Lucky: Why not? He's always trying to provoke Alexis.
Nikolas: We don't need to escalate, all right?
Alan: Well, with Baldwin, you have no choice.
Gia: Wasn't I brilliant?
Alexis: If you were really my press liaison, I would have fired you on the spot. Did you not see what happened at Kelly's?
Gia: When you looked like a raving maniac on the news? Yeah, I recall that.
Alexis: Don't you realize he was trying to set me up?
Ned: You made her look completely disorganized. Is that what you wanted?
Alexis: Whose side are you on anyway?
Gia: The side you're fighting against -- yours.
Alexis: Gia, do I look like someone who would believe in pop psychology?
Gia: Fear of success is real.
Alexis: I don't have fear of success. I have fear of mud being slung in my face on live television again.
Gia: And if you refuse the debate, he won't?
Lucky: She's got a point.
Gia: Look, if you bail now, Scott Baldwin will call a press conference first thing in the morning and tell the world everything he has on you. Now that a debate is set --
Nikolas: He'll have to stall.
Gia: Or go into the debate with no ammunition.
Lucky: Yeah, that's pretty slick.
Gia: Look, all I did is buy us some time so now we can find out what Scott has on you and take it from there.
Nikolas: Ok, my question is, don't you think that's a little risky?
Lucky: So is doing nothing.
Gia: Thank you.
Alexis: I'm sure you've made some sense in there somewhere.
Gia: Well, I'm glad someone finally noticed.
Alexis: Please don't pull a stunt like that again.
Alan: You have nothing to worry about, Alexis. You're smarter than Baldwin, you're more articulate, and you're certainly prettier. What could go wrong?
Alexis: I choose never to pose that question.
Alan: You'll do fine.
Lucky: Hey, you want me to find out what Baldwin's got against --
Alexis: No, no, don't do anything. Don't help me. I'll do it myself. Thank you. Sorry I jumped down your throat.
Gia: That's ok. You're the candidate. You're allowed to overreact.
Nikolas: Ok, we'll be in touch.
Alexis: Thanks, guys.
Lucky: Ok. See you.
Ned: Thanks a lot.
Alexis: Yeah, thanks a lot. I'm going back to plan a.
Ned: What, you won't debate Scott?
Alexis: Forget the debate. I'm dropping out of the race.
Taggert: Ahem. So, who did they bury in your place, huh? Some poor fool your people took -- you know, I don't know why I bother because you don't give a damn about who you hurt. You never have. You were in on this, weren't you? You had to know.
Mac: They aren't going to tell us anything.
Taggert: You know, I -- that was one fine performance you turned in there, Mrs. C. Yes, sirree, I will give you that. A lot of great performances, and I want a list.
Sonny: How about them giants, Jason? Doing real well.
Taggert: Get him out of here!
Mac: Go on, Capelli, get him out.
Taggert: Handcuff him to a chair.
Sonny: Now, what are you going to charge him with exactly?
Taggert: Impersonating a statue. Getting on my nerves!
Carly: Boy, you seem a little tense there, Taggert. Does the police department offer an anger management course? Because you might want to sign up. You can learn to control your rage and then let it out at the perfect time.
Taggert: Maybe I'll look into that when you and Sonny are in prison.
Carly: For what?
Taggert: Perpetrating a fraud.
Sonny: Well, I never claimed to be dead. Nobody filed for insurance. I don't know what you're talking about.
Taggert: You knew about it, didn't you?
Carly: Oh, I obviously don't know anything that's really going on in my husband's life.
Sonny: It was just -- you know, it was like---- it's just all a misunderstanding, is basically what it was.
Carly: Yeah, is there a law against that?
Courtney: Excuse me. I'd like to report a --
Courtney: Jason, what are you doing here? What happened?
Jason: I need to tell you something.
Courtney: What, have you been under arrest?
Jason: I need you to -- I need you to listen.
Courtney: Maybe I can help --
Jason: Courtney, listen.
Edward: You know that Jax has -- has never fallen victim to one of my schemes.
Skye: Oh, Edward, I really don't have time for this.
Edward: And he certainly won't be struck down by some -- some hoodlum's bullet.
Skye: Just tell me what you want.
Edward: I want you to be a good Quartermaine and I want you to find strength beyond reason and have faith. Just believe that -- that your husband will pull through, that's all.
Skye: If I didn't know better, I'd think you actually meant that.
Edward: Hmm. Jax is very ruthless. And he is a brutal negotiator, just this side of -- of being a thief. But he's never been a quitter, and he certainly doesn't plan on being one now.
Skye: How did it go? Did you get the bullet?
Dr. Caldwell: Wait out here.
Skye: No, I am not --
Monica: Skye --
Skye: I am not leaving my husband!
Monica: Skye, we need -- we need to get him hooked up and then we can assess him, ok?
Skye: But what does that mean? Was there a problem with the surgery?
Monica: Let's just get him settled. You can look through the window.
Skye: Is he in pain?
Monica: No, not at all. Not at all. Edward? Edward, could you take care of her, please?
Edward: Sure, certainly.
Monica: Thank you.
Edward: Let's go.
Skye: I begged him. I begged him to stay with me. He swore he'd be back. We're supposed to be on our honeymoon right now.
Edward: And you will be. Jax loves you. Even I can't change that.
Monica: Well, Jax is stable.
Skye: That means he's going to be fine, right?
Edward: Didn't I tell you?
Monica: Well, so far, so good.
Edward: What kind of an answer is that?
Monica: With an injury like this, it's unpredictable, Edward.
Skye: Well, what does that mean?
Monica: It means we'll know more when he wakes up.
Edward: Would you give this girl a straight answer, please?
Skye: Monica, are you giving me good news or bad news?
Monica: Good news. He survived the surgery and he's stable, ok?
Skye: What about the bad news?
Monica: Well, let's just focus on the good right now, ok? And you might say a little prayer. That always helps.
Skye: Can I see him now?
Monica: I'm sure he's wondering where you are.
Edward: What do you think?
Skye: Hi. Wow. You made it through that surgery like a trouper. And for that, I am going to give you the honeymoon of a lifetime, huh?
[heart monitor beeps]
Skye: Imagine us in the south of France -- oh -- in a room filled with flowers and the light streaming in. And we will just stay in bed for days, maybe go out for a walk on the beach. Oh, and the food -- oh, the food -- well, we'll have croissants with butter and chocolate and -- and you.
Brenda: Excuse me. Can you tell me how Jasper Jacks is doing?
Nurse: Are you a family member?
Nurse: Then you can speak to his wife.
Brenda: Oh, I don't -- I don't want to disturb her. I -- I'm the ex.
Nurse: Mr. Jacks is seriously injured but stable.
Brenda: But he's going to be ok, right?
Nurse: With this kind of injury, we can't be sure.
Skye: You're the prince in those fairy tales that I never believed. So strong and brave. You'd hack through all the thorns to get to the sleeping princess, to rescue me. My heart was covered with thorns -- fear, bitterness, and envy. You saved me, and now my heart belongs to you. Open your eyes, Jax. Open your beautiful eyes. You woke up my heart to be with you. Now you need to wake up to be with me.
Alexis: If I quit the race, I can do all those things that I said I was going to do at Kelly's but never did because I decided for 10 seconds to run for district attorney.
Ned: Sounds good.
Alexis: Whatever possessed me to do something that stupid?
Ned: Something about Scott Baldwin running unopposed.
Alexis: Not my problem.
Ned: And didn't you mention the good old boys turning the justice system over to an amoral jerk?
Alexis: Hey, it happens.
Ned: And then there's Luke Spencer. Isn't it a crime to press charges against a person you know is innocent?
Alexis: Technically, yes.
Ned: And can you imagine life in Port Charles with a man like Scott Baldwin in charge of law and order?
Alexis: No, no, no, I can't. It would be horrible, it would be horrific, it would be unbearable. I can't just stand by and let him run this town.
Ned: I didn't think so.
Alexis: You know, I'm really tired. I think I want to go home.
Ned: It seems like a shame to waste a song like this.
Alexis: You want to dance now? I know what you're doing. You know what? We're not going to be able to get this close this time because this is the song that you bribed the band to play at the nurses' ball.
Ned: That was a good night, wasn't it?
Ned: Wait. Wait, wait. Was that the baby that just kicked?
Alexis: She's a feisty kicker.
Ned: Hey, maybe you have a dancer on your hands.
Alexis: Mm-hmm, or the president of the United States. That office could use a little yin in their yang.
Ned: Well, she certainly feels right at home with politics.
Alexis: Apparently, she's a night owl just like Mom.
Ned: Your baby is going to be spectacular.
Reporter: Sonny Corinthos is alive. How do you feel about that?
Sonny: Hey, Mac, I have not broken any laws. Neither has my wife.
Taggert: You shot Luis Alcazar.
Sonny: It was self-defense. He shot Jax. He was coming after me.
Taggert: You expect me to believe that?
Sonny: Haven't you seen the report? I have a witness.
Mac: You're going to love this.
Taggert: Who was it, Jason Morgan? Oh, let me guess -- Mrs. C? Maybe it was one of your bodyguards, huh? Brenda Barrett? Yeah, right. Who else saw this? Elvis?
Courtney: You knew the whole time. God, at the funeral, at my house when my father came over drunk and you made him gamble and feel like a failure as a father and you knew that Sonny was alive! At the funeral, you comforted me and you knew that Sonny wasn't dead! God, I thought that you were my friend! I counted on you! How could you just stand there and watch us go through that? Don't you care about anybody at all?
Jason: I'm sorry. I did what I had to do.
Courtney: Had to? Why?
Jason: To keep your brother alive.
Courtney: I could just strangle you.
Jason: You wanted another chance with your brother. Now you have it.
Courtney: Did Jason tell you that Mike is drinking and gambling because he thinks that you are dead? Do you even care?
Sonny: Of course I care. You know in your heart how I feel.
Scott: Look who's back from the dead.
Scott: To think that your brother would put you through this.
Courtney: What the hell do you know about me and my brother, or anything else for that matter? Shouldn't you be out prosecuting criminals or something?
Carly: Ok. You know what, my family is emotionally exhausted. Are you finished yet?
Taggert: You are going to charge him with attempted murder, right?
Sonny: Ok, it was self-defense there, Taggert.
Taggert: Yeah, well, we'll let the judge sort that out, all right? Capelli, book him.
Scott: No, let him go.
Scott: Evidence shows that Corinthos was acting in self-defense, we've got nothing on Morgan, and the missus is clean.
Taggert: No, no. Mac -- Mac, these guys could disappear overnight, all right? We've been trying to get them for years. Now you're going to let the D.A. just let them walk? I mean, come on, Mac, do something about this!
Mac: If the D.A. says there's not enough evidence to prosecute, there's nothing more I can do, Taggert.
Taggert: I don't believe this! Mac!
Jason: That was too easy.
Sonny: You know what? It's a setup. We'll need to be careful.
Sonny: Hey. Um, thanks for what you said. I know this is, you know, whacked out, ok? But can -- can we start over?
Courtney: I don't know if I can, but I'll try.
Sonny: So will I.
Jason: Would you like me to walk you home?
Courtney: That'll be fine. Thanks.
Sonny: Home sounds good, huh?
Alexis: Are you sure that sonny Corinthos is alive?
Reporter: Has he contacted you?
Alexis: Obviously not.
Reporter: Were you at all part of this scam?
Alexis: Obviously not.
Reporter: How do you intend to lead the charge against organized crime if you don't know the facts? What about your dedication to the rule of law? Isn't that what you just promised at your fundraiser? Is that a problem?
Ned: We are understandably shocked at the turn of events. I can only guess that Sonny Corinthos had support at some level at the police department.
Alexis: If Sonny Corinthos did stage his own death, it only goes to show how out of control organized crime really is in this city, and we should be asking ourselves how the acting district attorney allowed something like this to happen.
Ned: Can you go with that for now?
Alexis: I'll give you a full statement tomorrow, I promise.
Ned: We'll talk first thing in the morning.
Alexis: How could this happen?
Ned: Are you all right?
Alexis: No. Carly had to have known about this. She knew about this even when she threw me out of the funeral, that vindictive shrew!
Ned: Maybe we can use this against Scott Baldwin.
Alexis: Forget the election.
Ned: What are you going to do?
Alexis: He deceived me again. He deceived me again, that lying, two-bit mobster. You know, he just can't help himself. He can't. You know, it's pathological. It's in his blood. I mourned the bastard and he's not even dead!
Ned: Are you angry because Sonny fooled you or because you're still in love with him?
Dr. Caldwell: Mrs. Jacks? Excuse me, Mrs. Jacks?
Skye: Oh -- yes.
Dr. Caldwell: I need you a moment.
Skye: Is something wrong?
Dr. Caldwell: We need to discuss treatment options. The information is in my office.
Skye: Well, ok. You can't bring it here?
Dr. Caldwell: No.
Skye: Ok. All right. Jax, look, I have to go, but while I'm gone I will call your parents and I'll tell them that you're going to get through this, ok, and I'll send them your love, all right? Be right back.
Brenda: Hey. It's me.
Brenda: Hey. You're going to be ok, did you know that? I'm here. I'm not going anywhere. Jax, I want you to know that you sending me to -- to New Orleans, that was fine. That was a fine idea. I'm fine. I'm going to be ok. You know, we had New Orleans once. That's more than most people ever have, right? Dancing in the rain. Hey, you remember when I was a star on Broadway? You bought me that theater for the night. You were my audience. That's the only way I'm ever going to be a star. "To be or not to be horizontal --" that's your part.
Brenda: Remember the raft? You got it for me on valentine's day. It came exploding out of that box.
Brenda: You got me so many things. Nobody can ever take that away from us. "Bright as the sun, the palest moon vanishes quickly but it's never gone." Bet you didn't think I remembered that one, huh? I will always remember us, no matter how sick I get. You will always be in my heart. Your smile. Will you open your eyes for me? Smile right now for me?
Courtney: Thanks for seeing me home.
Jason: Why were you at the police station?
Courtney: I called A.J. He's going to handle it.
Jason: From Washington, D.C.?
Courtney: He's going to come home early, or try.
Jason: Are you still getting those weird calls? Is that why you were there?
Courtney: Look, A.J. Will handle it, ok?
Jason: Ok. You want me to check out your place before you go in?
Courtney: No, that's ok.
Jason: All right, well, just -- just call me if you need anything.
Courtney: Jason? Thank you for keeping my brother alive.
Jason: It's no problem.
Courtney: Rosie? Oh. Oh, it's all right. I'm so sorry. I didn't mean to lock you in. You're such a good girl. I didn't mean to shut you in the bedroom. I'm sorry. How are you supposed to be a good watchdog if you're all locked up, huh?
Alexis: I am not in love with Sonny, and don't you ever, ever say that to me again. Whatever I felt for him ceased to be the minute my sister walked into that warehouse. He is not the poor, misunderstood paragon of virtue and loyalty that I insisted that he was. He's a -- he's a thug in a good suit. He's a professional criminal that would be in prison if it weren't for me. I mean, my God, he's the father of my baby and I don't even think he's human, and I am not letting him near her. I am --
Ned: Now breathe.
Marco: Welcome home, Mr. Corinthos.
Sonny: Oh, it's good to be home. It's good to be home.
Sonny: There's a lot that needs to be explained, you know, but it just -- the worst is over.
Carly: Yeah, it's over, all right.
Sonny: Like I told you it would be.
Carly: Pack your bags and get out.
[Heart monitor beeps]
Brenda: Here, here. I got it. Welcome back.
Jax: Are you ok?
Brenda: Yeah, I'm ok. I'm great now that you've opened your eyes.
Jax: That's good. That's good.
Brenda: You look tired. Maybe you should try to go back to sleep.
Jax: Nobody leaves?
Brenda: No. Nobody leaves.
Skye: Who are you? What are you doing with my husband?
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Elizabeth: What's going on? Have you remembered things?
Jason: If you get out of here alive, you won't stay that way for long.
Sonny: You're the one that I love.
Carly: Then why didn't you tell me the moment you knew that Brenda was alive?
Skye: I think I do know you. My God, you're Brenda Barrett.
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