General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 12/6/02
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Summer: Your wife did this?
Luke: I'm paying you not to screw this up. Do I have to find someone else?
Jax: Brenda did not do it!
Skye: I was very clearheaded in that hotel room.
Jax: I'm not going to let this go on a minute longer.
Brenda: Jax, what are you going to do?
Jax: I killed Alcazar.
Sonny: I've got a job for you. If you're successful, we'll talk about your future.
Luke: I'm paying you not to screw this up. Do I have to find someone else?
Summer: What was the line again? "To our night"?
Luke: "To our night" -- and say it like you mean it.
Summer: Ok. It's kind of weird.
Luke: Just say the words. How hard can it be? Say it or go! And leave the two grand I gave you upfront.
Summer: To our night.
Luke: No, no, no, no.
Summer: I'm trying. What -- what is it that I'm doing wrong?
Summer: Ok, look, maybe if you could just tell me specifically what it is you want.
Luke: I want you to be my Laura.
Jason: Are you sure you want to do this?
A.J.: You're late.
Skye: Ugh, traffic was hell.
A.J.: And drunk.
Skye: I -- I just had one, ok, to calm down.
A.J.: You drive drunk to a police station to give a statement about a murder? That seems like a good idea to you?
Skye: I got here, ok? I'm fine.
A.J.: Well, who's going to believe you? You smell like a distillery.
Skye: And you just hate that, don't you?
A.J.: Do you have any mints?
Skye: Fresh out.
A.J.: All right. Drink this.
Skye: I don't drink sludge.
A.J.: Drink it. Now.
Skye: Look, I'm just -- I'm a little nervous, ok?
A.J.: It's ok. I'm going to be with you, all right?
Mac: Thanks for coming in. You ready to make your statement?
Mac: Good. We're right over here.
A.J.: Ok, listen, I'll be in in a minute, ok? I got to make a quick call.
Mac: You're not allowed in the room with us.
A.J.: Did you clear that with the D.A.?
Skye: Yeah, I'll be fine, as long as Scott is there.
Mac: Well, I'm afraid you're stuck with me. Scott specifically requested I interview you alone.
Sonny: I want you to go after the D.A., Scotty Baldwin. Convince him to cooperate.
Ric: I understand.
Sonny: And just so we're clear -- you get caught, you're on your own. Nobody from any level of my organization will help you out. Do we understand each other?
Ric: Absolutely. Thank you, Mr. Corinthos.
Carly: I knew it. You hired him, didn't you? Hmm? Congratulations.
Ric: Thank you.
Carly: So, what are you working on first?
Scott: All right, so you're saying you killed Alcazar?
Scott: And you just came forward now?
Jax: That's right.
Scott: Could it be because Brenda's in just a little bit of trouble?
Jax: Look, I went to Alcazar's hotel room. My intention was not to murder him. But things got out of control.
Scott: Ah, come on. The only killing you've ever done is in the stock market. You're just trying to protect the woman you love.
Jax: That's right, I am. That's why I killed Alcazar.
Scott: Well, I don't accept it.
Taggert: You might want to rethink that, sir.
Scott: Taggert, knock.
Taggert: Forensics found Mr. Jacks' prints all over the railing at the terrace. That puts him at the hotel at the time --
Jax: As I may have mentioned.
Taggert: That's exactly where Mr. Alcazar took that little swan dive.
Luke: This was a dumb idea. Go ahead and get changed. You can go.
Summer: You know, you still have some time left.
Luke: Ah, it's all right. It isn't working.
Summer: You spent the night here once, you and your wife -- a long time ago, right? And you're trying to get it back? So tell me about Laura.
Luke: Oh, that isn't necessary, baby. You can go, keep the money. I don't care.
Summer: When did you meet her?
Luke: She was a kid, just a teenager. I had no business even looking at her.
Summer: But you did.
Luke: I hired her to work for me. I ran a disco.
Summer: So it's been a while, huh?
Luke: She was dealing with a lot more than I realized. I was so blind crazy in love with her, I didn't notice. But we ended up together. I told myself it was fate, that we were inevitable. I believed that for a long time.
Summer: And now you don't?
Luke: I don't believe in anything anymore. She was my anchor and my compass, everything true. Now it's all gone.
Summer: I'm sorry to hear about that, Luke.
Luke: At first, I thought you were a sign that Laura had sent me Laura. One angel sends another. I know better now.
Summer: Me, too.
Luke: You know, they say if you're freezing, you have to keep moving, that if you fall asleep, you won't wake up. That's sort of what I'm doing right now. I'm just trying to keep moving on to whatever's next.
Summer: So what is next?
Scott: So, Taggert places you at the scene of the murder. I'd expect nothing less.
Jax: Because I did it.
Scott: Ok, good. Then tell me how you just happened to kill Alcazar.
Jax: I went to Alcazar's hotel room. The door was ajar. He was out on the terrace. I told him to leave Brenda alone and I threatened to kill him. He said that he would take Brenda back no matter what I did, and in the meantime, he would amuse himself with my wife, who was in the room next door. He said that -- he said that she was a passionate woman, almost as good as Brenda. That's when I lost it. There was a struggle, we fought. I threw him over the railing. I saw Alcazar lying there, he wasn't moving. It's not a surprise -- he fell 14 floors down. Anyway, I -- I assumed he was dead and I left.
Taggert: So you pushed Alcazar from the terrace. Then you left the hotel?
Scott: What about your wife? Didn't you want to go and check on her?
Scott: You weren't concerned at all about her safety?
Jax: It wasn't my finest hour.
Taggert: Did you see Brenda?
Jax: No, I did not.
Taggert: What about Mr. Alcazar? Was he injured when you went at him?
Jax: Yeah, he had a cut on his hand.
Scott: How'd you happen to notice that?
Jax: Because it was bleeding.
Taggert: Well, that is consistent with Ms. Barrett's statement.
Scott: What a surprise.
Taggert: We do have her prints on that knife.
Jax: Look, maybe Brenda went after Alcazar with the knife, maybe she didn't. But she is not strong enough to throw a man off a terrace, ok? And you gentlemen both know that.
Skye: Brenda pushed him deliberately.
Mac: You're sure about that?
Mac: Ok, look, why don't you show me how Brenda pushed Alcazar, as best you can recall.
Mac: You didn't see Brenda push Alcazar that night, did you?
Skye: Not exactly.
Mac: Then how do you know what happened?
Skye: Look, I -- I peeked outside the bedroom door and I saw Brenda lunge after Alcazar with a knife and then they went out on to the terrace.
Mac: You'd been drinking that night, correct?
Skye: I know what I saw.
Mac: Have you been drinking this evening?
Mac: You're an alcoholic -- isn't that correct?
Skye: Depends on who you ask.
Mac: Have you ever blacked out, lost a day or two?
Skye: I didn't black out that night.
Mac: Yeah, but you have before.
Skye: What -- what is it with all this stuff? I came here to tell you about Brenda. Isn't that what you want?
Mac: Have you ever been so drunk that you can't remember what you've done?
Sonny: Never discuss business with my wife.
Ric: I understand.
Michael: Come see my train. Jason fixed the engine part. Who are you?
Carly: Michael, sweetie, this is -- this is Ric.
Sonny: He's doing business with me.
Sonny: Why don't you go upstairs and your mommy and I will be there in a few minutes?
Carly: Yeah. Go brush your teeth, ok?
Carly: All right.
Ric: Boy, I used to love trains when I was growing up.
Carly: Yeah, where was that?
Ric: Oh, all over Europe. My father did a lot of business there. And on that note, I have a job to do so, again, I want to thank you both.
Carly: Yeah, it was nice seeing you again.
Sonny: Call me if you have any information.
Ric: Yes, I will.
Carly: Well, Sonny, you have to admit he's a pretty nice guy.
Sonny: That's what worries me.
Carly: Do I want to know what he's doing?
Sonny: Whatever it is, it won't be traced back to me. Even if he fails, I'm not going to lose because he's expendable.
Jason: Look, I don't want to stop, but --
Courtney: Neither do I, Jason.
Summer: Man, this stuff is great. I was starving.
Luke: Your johns don't usually feed you, do they?
Summer: You know I don't discuss other clients. Aren't you hungry?
Summer: They must turn the thermostat down at night.
Luke: Are you cold?
Summer: Aren't you?
Luke: No. Here. Here, this will keep you warm.
Summer: So you want to tell me about her? The real Laura?
Luke: No, but thanks for asking. You are working hard trying to earn your money, aren't you?
Summer: I'm a professional. What do you expect?
Luke: We spent most of our life together on the road, my wife and I. I always wanted to disappear again, just take Laura and be gone. I live well underground.
Summer: How'd you end up underground the first time?
Luke: Um -- I got crossways with a mob boss.
Summer: What? It just sounds funny, that's all.
Luke: Well, it wasn't funny. He sent a squad of hit men after us. They hunted us for years. We lived everywhere trying to get away from them -- Texas, Ireland, Istanbul.
Summer: Hold on. I'm still trying to picture you in Texas.
Luke: Little lady, me and Texas do not see eye to eye. I did like that ranch we had, though. It was a beautiful spread, right across the Mexican border on the Rio Grande. Laura could've lived there forever if she wanted to.
Summer: You had to go, though, huh?
Luke: Yeah, danger was closing in on us. Maybe that was a mistake. Texas is big enough to get lost in. Maybe I could've given her the life she wanted -- a nice, quiet little house somewhere. I can open a club anywhere. But I ran and she followed. Huh. She always followed, wherever I led, till we rolled back into Port Charles in a big, old pink Cadillac. We called it the dinosaur. Maybe that was the mistake. We shouldn't have stopped in Port Charles. We should've just kept rolling, right into the heart of Dixie or hopped a plane to Marrakech or maybe I could've smuggled us back into Ireland. She loved it there. Lucky was happier in Ireland than I've ever seen him. We lived on the fly, on -- on the road, by the skin of our teeth. Always had a way out, always had an escape route, fake IDs, multiple passports. Laura kept this -- this big, old carpet bag full of everything we'd ever need. She wouldn't be separated from that bag.
Luke: She lived well on the fly, but she didn't like it much. She always wanted a home. She wanted to sleep in the same bed. And we tried it. We did it for a while. God, I hated that house. Have you ever had that dream where you're falling and you know if you hit the ground, you'll either wake up or die? I don't care which. I just want to -- I just want to stop falling. I need to hit the ground.
Courtney: Are you ok?
Jason: Yeah. Are you?
Courtney: Yeah. Yeah, I'm great. I just -- I never thought it could be like this. You know, I really -- I really did just invite you to dinner. I didn't expect --
Jason: That's --
Courtney: We're both married.
Jason: Yeah, technically. Why are you thinking about that now?
Courtney: My God. Hmm.
Courtney: This is A.J.'s bed. I mean, technically, it came with the apartment, but --
Jason: Look, A.J. -- He doesn't live here, and Brenda doesn't live with me and --
Courtney: Does that change things?
Jason: We just need to think about something else.
Courtney: You know what? You're right. To hell with A.J. I'm free and so are you.
Courtney: Oh, my God. What was that?
Ric: Let me ask you a question -- do you keep up with local politics?
Elizabeth: Not really -- not unless you count the whole D.A. mess.
Ric: What, you were involved?
Elizabeth: Kelly's was a war room for Alexis.
Ric: Thanks. I heard she didn't win.
Elizabeth: She stepped down last minute.
Ric: Well, that seems a little suspicious.
Elizabeth: She and Scott Baldwin, they made some sort of deal.
Ric: Politics under the table right here at Kelly's.
Elizabeth: Why are you asking me all of this?
Ric: Well, I'm sorry if I'm putting you on the spot.
Elizabeth: Does this have anything to do with Sonny?
Ric: I'm just trying to get a feel as to how the town works, that's all.
Elizabeth: Scott Baldwin is corrupt. And if you want to know more, you can ask Bobbie.
Bobbie: Hi, Ric.
Ric: Oh --
Bobbie: Hey, Ric.
Ric: Hi. How are you?
Bobbie: How's it going so far?
Ric: Good, good. Very well.
Bobbie: Well, that's good. Your room is warm enough? You got enough hot water?
Ric: Everything is fine. Everything's fine.
Bobbie: That's good.
Ric: Listen, listen, I know you must be busy, but you think there's a chance that I could buy you a cup of coffee?
Scott: Jax, we'll be with you in a minute.
Taggert: Keep an eye on him. We've got Jax's fingerprints on the hand railing, we got his picture on tape, and now we got his confession. I think we're closing in.
Scott: I want Jax released immediately.
Taggert: What are you talking about? We got a confession and evidence to back it up.
Scott: That's beside the point.
Taggert: Since when?
Scott: Since we've got Corinthos and Morgan dead to rights, conspiracy and murder.
Taggert: Look, nobody wants Jason and Sonny off the street more than me, all right? But when it happens, I'm going to do it by the book, no other way.
Scott: Well, that hasn't worked for you so far, now, has it, Taggert?
Taggert: I'm not releasing Jax. You got a problem with that, take it up with the commissioner.
Scott: Fine. Reopen the investigation.
Taggert: We got good evidence. We got a confession. We are way over budget here.
Scott: Look, get your men out there in the field and prove that Jax didn't kill anybody.
Taggert: We will go where the evidence takes us, sir.
Scott: No, you'll go where I want the evidence to go.
Scott: What are you doing standing around? Get him in a cell.
Skye: Hey -- what is going on?
Mac: Wait a minute. Where are you going? What are you doing?
Skye: Hey, get your hands off him, you idiot!
Jax: Skye, he's just doing his job.
Skye: Well, what is that supposed to mean?
Jax: I confessed to killing Alcazar.
Skye: You didn't kill anybody.
Jax: I'm afraid I did.
Skye: You're lying. He -- he's lying, he's lying. Don't you get that? Don't you -- any of you see that? This man isn't a murderer. He couldn't do it. He didn't! I told you, it was Brenda! I -- I said that!
Jax: I killed Alcazar to protect Brenda.
Skye: No, Jax, don't. Don't -- don't do this. Don't -- don't throw your life away for that little tramp. She's not worth it.
A.J: Yeah, ok. That's enough, that's enough. Come on.
Skye: No, Jax, she'll never love you like I do. She won't. She can't, ok? Please, please, don't let him do this. Brenda is the one who killed Alcazar! Isn't that what I told you? I told you that! Jax, please!
Jax: Please --
Skye: Brenda is the one who belongs in prison, not you!
A.J: Let's go, let's go.
Skye: Not you! No!
A.J: Skye, Skye, let's go. We're out of here. Come on, let's go.
Skye: No! God, you're so stupid! Don't you all see what he's doing?
A.J: Let's go.
Skye: You're so dense! My God!
A.J: Come on, come on.
Taggert: So much for your star witness.
Skye: My God. He'd do anything for her, wouldn't he? Spend his life in prison, confess to a crime he didn't even commit?
A.J: Skye, you need to get hold of yourself.
Skye: Hey, look, I'm trying to save my husband here. Why doesn't anybody get that?
A.J: Look, if Baldwin wants Brenda, he will get Brenda. He will destroy her if it gets him Sonny and Jason. You know that. But you pull another stunt like you did in there and Jax really could end up in jail. Come on, I'm going to get you home. Let's go.
Skye: I don't need your help.
A.J: You need a meeting.
Skye: Don't you patronize me.
A.J: Oh, come on, Skye. Of all places to show up drunk --
Skye: Hey. See how sober you stay when your little wife goes to bed with your brother.
Jason: Guess who it was --
Courtney: Rosie. What are you doing?
Jason: She was jumping on the door.
Courtney: Did you escape from Mrs. La Rosa's, huh? What am I going to do with you? Come on, let's go on upstairs.
Jason: Um -- uh, I should go.
Courtney: Oh. Ok. Um -- um, come on, Rosie. Let's go lay down. Come on.
Jason: Dinner was -- was great.
Courtney: Listen, I made some chocolate chip cookies for dessert if you want to take some with you.
Jason: No, that's -- no, that's ok. Thanks.
Jason: Is everything ok?
Courtney: Yeah. You were wonderful.
Jason: So were you.
Courtney: So I guess -- I guess I'll see you, then?
Jason: Yeah, sure.
Courtney: Hey. You know, it's ok if you call me -- I mean, if you want to.
Jason: Yeah, ok.
Bobbie: Thanks, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: You're welcome.
Ric: Thank you.
Bobbie: So, you're liking Port Charles?
Ric: Very much, very much. I've been to a few of the law firms. I keep hearing the name Scott Baldwin.
Ric: Oh, I'm sorry. I don't mean to overstep. Elizabeth mentioned that you know him.
Bobbie: Oh, yes, I know him -- quite well, as a matter of fact.
Ric: Well, can you tell me anything about him?
Bobbie: What exactly do you want to know?
Ric: Look, I'm sorry if this is -- if I'm infringing in any way, really.
Bobbie: Scott Baldwin sent my brother to jail knowing that he was innocent, he threatened to take my daughter's child away from her, all in the name of politics.
Ric: He did all that to win the election?
Bobbie: Scott Baldwin will try to win at any cost. He's a liar, a thief, and probably a crook, and make no mistake about it -- Scott Baldwin will do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
Carly: Well, it's all here, just like Ric told you. Oh, wow -- Harvard law school, business school at Stanford. Man. I've never seen so many A's. Did you see all his references?
Sonny: The guy is clean.
Carly: What, is that a problem?
Sonny: Everybody he's worked for is clean.
Carly: I thought that was the whole idea, Sonny. Then it makes you appear clean.
Sonny: Ric's too perfect. I'm a long way from trusting him.
Carly: You know, what if you never had to think about that? You know, what if -- what if you were clean? What if we both were?
Sonny: We never will be.
Carly: But can you imagine? I mean, what if -- what if you never did anything wrong? What if you never ran numbers when you were a kid or met up with Scull? Can you imagine if I never told a single lie?
Sonny: You already did all that. It's too late.
Carly: So we're tainted.
Sonny: Well, I mean, that's one way to describe it.
Carly: But what if we weren't? I mean, could you imagine us living out in the suburbs? I'd drive Michael back and forth to soccer and you'd have this normal office job.
Sonny: I thought you wanted an estate with servants and horses.
Carly: Yeah -- ok, well, that's -- that's our other house. This house is the house where you and Mike -- you lay on the couch, you watch football --
Sonny: I'm a baseball fan.
Carly: Ok, baseball, and Michael's in the back yard and he's playing with his friends, and I'm in the kitchen and I'm making dinner from scratch.
Sonny: Now you're scaring me with that.
Carly: No, it'd be nice.
Sonny: We'd last about 10 minutes.
Carly: We'd be normal.
Sonny: Why think about things that are never going to happen?
Carly: Like what? Like us? We didn't have a prayer. Look at us now. We made it.
Sonny: That's right.
Carly: We're meant to be, Sonny. All we need to do is hold on.
Luke: You do this often, sack out on a client?
Summer: I fell asleep?
Luke: Is that why the guy has to give you cash upfront -- so you're still conscious enough to count it?
Summer: Oh, God, this is so embarrassing.
Luke: I've known plenty of high-end working girls, my dear, but this is a first.
Summer: What time is it?
Summer: Oh. My, my, my. I drank too much and I passed out on a client. I am so sorry. This was so unprofessional. This will never, ever, ever happen again.
Luke: It's ok. Maybe I'm getting to see the real you. Why do you call yourself Summer, Laura?
Summer: You know, I really wish that I'd never even told you my real name.
Luke: Why not winter? Late fall?
Summer: I have a date.
Luke: Hey, I told you the long, sad story of my life and put you to sleep. Now, why don't you tell me something about you, see if I can get some shuteye?
Summer: Ok. If I hurry, I'll be on time for my next date.
Luke: You need a ride?
Summer: No. I take cabs. Feel better.
Luke: Oh. Hey! Summer, wait!
[Knock on door]
A.J: Is this a bad time?
A.J: It won't take long.
Courtney: Look, you can't just show up here without calling.
A.J: Look, it's about the divorce, ok? Five minutes, that's all I need.
Courtney: Five minutes.
A.J: Courtney, I don't, I don't -- I can't sign these.
Courtney: Why not?
A.J: I'm making good money. You need alimony, ok? I want you to live in a better place than this.
Courtney: I don't want any help from you.
A.J: Is this really what you want? To live in a place like this alone, waiting tables for the rest of your life?
Courtney: God -- you really believe in me, don't you?
A.J: No, no, I just -- I just want to help, that's all.
Courtney: No, I've had about as much of your help as I can stand, A.J. and I don't want to owe you one single thing ever.
A.J: Weren't you supposed to be at a bake sale?
Courtney: What I do isn't any of your business.
A.J: Hmm. Pot pie, garlic bread. Wow -- you really went all out, didn't you?
Courtney: Yeah, I did.
A.J: You've already moved on?
Brenda: You promised you were going to stay away.
Jax: You're getting out.
Brenda: How do you know that?
Jax: They're going to release you any minute.
Brenda: Why would they release me?
Jax: Because I confessed to killing Alcazar.
Brenda: You what?
Man: 20 doesn't work? What'll 50 buy me?
Luke: Hey! What do you want to treat a working girl like that for? 50 bucks, are you kidding? What kind of a cheap whore do you think you're dealing with there?
Man: So you're the pimp, or what?
Luke: Yeah, ok, I'm her pimp.
Man: Then you're under arrest, pal.
Courtney: Your five minutes are up.
A.J: Salad, wine. Jason like it?
Courtney: I want you to leave.
A.J: You couldn't even finish dinner?
Courtney: Get out!
A.J: What, were you taking a little break? Catching your breath? Is that it?
Courtney: No, wait, you can't go in there.
A.J: Why not?
Courtney: Because you don't live here anymore, A.J.
A.J: You're still my wife. And you're already sleeping with my brother?
Jason: Don't you have anything to do at all ever?
Carly: Well, Marco told me you were coming up.
Jason: Well, it's -- it's been a long night.
Carly: Why are you back so soon?
Jason: Good night.
Sonny: Hey. Where you been all night?
Scott: Taggert, listen to this.
Taggert: That's an illegal tap.
Scott: Quiet! He's going to admit that his confession's a fake.
Brenda: You know I'm not going to let you do this, right?
Jax: Come on, Brenda. You suspected me right from the start.
Brenda: No, I didn't. You didn't kill Luis. You couldn't have.
Jax: Why do you think I wanted to leave the country?
Brenda: To help me.
Jax: I helped you by killing Alcazar.
Brenda: Jax --
Jax: I killed him, Brenda. And if I had to, I would do it again.
Scott: Book him.
Taggert: Yes, sir. Mr. Jacks, you're under arrest. Would you please remove your jacket?
Jax: At last.
Brenda: Oh, my God. No, no, no, no, wait a minute. Taggert, come on, you know he's innocent.
Taggert: I'm going to advise you of your rights.
Jax: Stay out of this, Brenda, ok?
Taggert: I'd listen to him, Mrs. Morgan. That's the reason you're being released.
Brenda: Yeah, genius. That's the reason why he's doing this. He's confessing to save me.
Jax: No, I killed Alcazar to save you.
Taggert: You're under arrest, Mr. Jacks, for the murder of Luis Alcazar. You have the right to remain silent. If you give up that right, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Ric: Well, good evening, Mr. Baldwin.
Scott: Who the hell are you?
Ric: I am the answer to all your prayers.
[Music plays on radio]
[Car horn honks]
Skye: Hey! Watch it, you jerk!
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Ric: I have absolutely no allegiance to Mr. Corinthos.
Brenda: Can you come down to the police station?
Sonny: What's going on?
Brenda: It's an emergency.
Carly: Going back to Courtney's?
A.J: How many times have you slept with my brother in my own bed?
Skye: Say something. Oh, God, please don't be dead.