General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 1/29/03
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Cameron: I need to be sure that you're not going to hurt yourself again.
Zander: Why? Because it makes you look bad?
Sonny: I'm going to get you and Jason out of here.
Courtney: I pulled that gun on A.J. because I couldn't imagine spending my life without you.
Taggert: You prosecuted the wrong people. Your case is falling apart.
Skye: Who do you think Scotty Baldwin's going to go after next?
Ric: I didn't kill Alcazar. Tonight I met the woman who did.
Jax: Are you all right?
Brenda: Hi! Hi! Hi!
Brenda: It's really you, right?
Jax: Yeah, it's really me.
Brenda: I just had this nightmare that you got hurt.
Jax: It's okay. It's okay.
Jax: I'm here. I'm going to get you out of here.
Luke: That's pretty much a waste of makeup. You're beautiful.
Summer: Hey! What are you doing? Where have you been?
Luke: Well, out of town.
Elizabeth: Would you like fries or a ribbon with those?
Lucky: Oh, do you have ribbon?
Elizabeth: Sorry, fresh out. Would I be correct in assuming those are for your friend from acting class?
Lucky: She's been kind of through a rough time lately. I'm just trying to cheer her up.
Elizabeth: Oh, with a stolen bouquet? That's very thoughtful.
Lucky: Does it bother you that I bring her here?
Elizabeth: No. No, Lucky. If you found someone you like, then I am happy for you.
Elizabeth: Excuse me. Kelly's.
Bobbie: Dr. Lewis? Zander Smith didn't show up for his appointment with Dr. Gail Baldwin, and I'm supposed to be tracking him down in between doing about eight other things. Do you have any suggestions?
Cameron: Give me a list of the places you've tried.
Bobbie: Okay. She's rescheduled him, but she said that if he doesn't show up this time, it's going to become a police matter.
Cameron: Tell her he'll be there.
Sonny: Has your mystery lady called yet to offer any more proof she's the real killer?
Ric: No, I haven't heard from her. I'm sure she thinks we have enough to exonerate Brenda and Jason.
Carly: The case took a 180 last night.
Courtney: Did they get A.J. to admit that he paid off the eyewitness yet?
Sonny: Not that we know yet, but -- well, how would you -- why would you know that? Did you have any contact with A.J.?
Courtney: I -- I did something yesterday after court that you're probably not going to like.
Ric: Does this have to do with you meeting with Scott Baldwin?
Carly: Jason? Jason, there's new evidence that says that you and Brenda are innocent --
Officer: Step back from the prisoner, ma'am, please.
Carly: I'm just talking to him. Is that a problem? When is that against the law?
Jason: Carly just said something about new evidence. What's going on?
Dara: Your attorney will fill you in. It's not me anymore.
Scott: Welcome back. How's your daughter?
Alexis: Making excellent progress, thank you.
Scott: Good. Good to hear it. Now, are you back because you're going to handle Jason and Brenda's appeal? Because -- a little piece of advice from me to you -- waste of time.
Alexis: There isn't going to be an appeal.
Scott: Oh. Sonny's not going to give up his girlfriend or that goof Jason without a fight.
Alexis: There isn't going to be an appeal because this farce ends today, and I came back to make sure that happens.
Courtney: I got A.J. on tape admitting that he and Skye bribed Ida Warren to lie and say that she saw Brenda kill Alcazar.
Carly: Oh, I knew A.J. was behind this.
Sonny: What did you have to do to get A.J. to admit the truth?
Summer: So how are you?
Luke: Back. Okay. I'd like to talk to you. I have something that I think I should tell you. So, when you have some time, maybe we can talk.
Summer: Yeah, absolutely. I have a date right now, so --
Summer: A real date, not like the old kind.
Summer: Yeah. It's great. It's this guy that I met at school. He's in my class -- acting. His name is --
Luke: That's okay. I don't really need all those details.
Summer: Oh. Of course.
Luke: But, anyway, I'm back and you know where I am, so if you get a chance and -- and you want to talk, stop by.
Summer: I will.
Luke: You look happy. That's really good.
Lucky: Oh --
Lucky: Hi. I was beginning to think that you changed your mind.
Jax: You have to promise me that you will not go along with whatever crazy thing Sonny has planned.
Brenda: Well, Sonny may not have to do anything. Did you hear about Ric already? Okay, some woman called Ric and wanted to meet with him. And he didn't get to see her face, but she confessed. I mean, she said it. She pushed Luis off the balcony. She gave him a piece of her coat with Luis' blood on it.
Jax: Yeah, but, I mean, one unsubstantiated piece of evidence isn't enough to set aside a murder conviction.
Brenda: Yeah, I know, but she also called Scott later on that night and gave him some piece of information that I guess only the killer could know. I don't know. Someone wants to clear me and Jason.
Jax: Without implicating herself. I mean, obviously she's only willing to go so far to exonerate you.
Brenda: Yeah, well, of course she didn't want to pay for her crime. I mean, she basically just got away with murder. But for some reason, she also doesn't want me or Jason to pay for it.
Jax: Right. Look, I'll see you in court, okay?
Brenda: Okay. You're going? Wait -- where are you going?
Jax: Everything's going to be okay.
Brenda: What are you going to do?
Alexis: You're suppressing exculpatory evidence -- a bloodstained fabric, a new confession.
Scott: Oh, come on. A piece of fabric with some red substance on it -- red dye number 21.
Alexis: A new confession.
Scott: A confession? A whispering shadow out there? For crying out loud, we don't know whether it even exists.
Taggert: Really, it's a funny thing about that shadow. You know, the mystery woman knows more about the victim's stab wound than the D.A.
Alexis: Did you put that in your case file?
Taggert: Well, we did now. You see, the mystery woman -- she called the D.A.'s office last night. She told us that she stabbed Alcazar in the stomach before pushing him over the railing. Well, the information about that third stab wound we had sealed to help identify the killer. And, oh, yeah, that -- that little "patch," as you call it? The forensics report came back, and guess what -- the blood matches Alcazar's DNA.
Scott: Nothing that's going to tie that fabric to the murder, and this so-called evidence is too little too late. And if you don't believe me, meet me in court. You'll hear it from the horse's mouth.
Sonny: You pulled a gun on A.J. to get a taped confession that's no good to anybody? You had to know it wouldn't be admissible in court.
Courtney: I thought at least it would make the police open the investigation, okay --
Sonny: You could've gotten -- you could've gotten yourself killed or arrested. It would be you on that stand right now.
Courtney: Yeah, but Jason and Brenda were just convicted for a crime they didn't commit. I had to do something.
Sonny: You shouldn't be involved in this in the first place.
Courtney: A.J. framed Jason because of me, Sonny. He hates that I left him, okay, and he wants to blame anyone besides himself. And since Jason helped me through that whole stalker thing, he -- he blames Jason for everything.
Sonny: A.J. hates Jason, always has. This has nothing to do with you.
Courtney: I am the one who married A.J., Sonny. Whatever damage he does is my responsibility.
Sonny: A.J.'s a pig! He's done nothing but trash your life ever since he saw you, so what are you talking about?
Courtney: I had to do something. I don't want Jason and Brenda going to prison.
Carly: All right. We're not going to solve this here.
Courtney: I did what I had to, okay? I'm not sorry for that.
Jax: So was it you? Did you kill Alcazar?
Zander: Look, man, I'm telling you nothing's going on here, there's not a problem. You need to just back off, relax, and realize that nothing is going down, okay? That's what I'm trying to tell you.
John: He was just paying me back the 20 he owed me.
Bartender: Look, I know a drug deal when it's happening in front of me. We don't do that kind of business here. I want you both out, now.
John: You need your eyes checked.
Zander: As far as I can see, you're not a cop or a narc or much of anything, as far as I can tell, so why don't you shut up, back off, and go get me another drink.
Bartender: Let's go.
Zander: Hey -- get off of me. I'll leave when I'm good and ready.
Bartender: You're leaving with your friend.
Luke: Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Chill. Go back to work; I'll take care of this. What the hell is up here? What are you trying to prove? And who are you trying to prove it to?
Zander: Is this the part where I'm supposed to share?
Cameron: He's trying to prove he doesn't give a damn. He's trying to prove it to his father. That would be me.
Summer: I can't remember the last time somebody gave me flowers.
Lucky: Too sappy?
Summer: No, not at all. Although, I will admit it does remind me a little bit of being picked up for a prom.
Lucky: Did you go to your prom?
Lucky: Neither did I.
Summer: But if I had, I imagine it would probably feel a lot like I feel today, which is kind of like a nervous teenager -- and I can't believe I just admitted that.
Lucky: Are you hungry?
Lucky: Good. Let's get out of here.
Jax: Skye, it is just like you to lash out in anger and then regret it later. Like the night that you blacked out and you thought you unplugged your grandfather's respirator. You were terrified that you killed Edward. Now, I know that you were drinking before you went to Alcazar's suite. So what happened? Was it self-defense? Or did you see an opportunity to set up Brenda, and now you feel guilty?
Skye: Guilt? Oh, please. Over Brenda? I hope she gets a life sentence. And, look, I didn't kill Alcazar, okay, and if I had, I'd be thrilled to make her pay for it. Why do you think I'm here? Petition her on her behalf for the jury? No. I am here to savor the moment that home-wrecking tramp is dragged out of here in handcuffs. Oh, wonderful -- my family, right here on cue, ready to listen and weep at the sentencing of Jason, their favorite child, and the daughter and granddaughter they wish they had.
Edward: You picked a fine time to desert Brenda.
Alan: Skye --
Edward: Where the hell have you been?
Alan: What are you hoping to accomplish by hurting everybody? You certainly don't seem happier.
Skye: I'm going to go grab a really good seat.
Alan: I'll be inside.
Edward: All right.
Jax: In the last 24 hours, new evidence has come to light. The real --
Edward: Oh, here. My dear, we're here to protect you. We're going to find some way to end this travesty.
Brenda: Just give me one second, please? If you went to go find Skye, I don't think she's the one who did it.
Jax: I know, I know, I know. But we'll find whoever it was.
Scott: Make a wall. Well, I'm glad you took my advice and went to my barber. This is a sentencing, not a cocktail party, so let's go. Taggert.
Jax: I'll see you.
Jason: What -- why are you showing up now?
Alexis: Kristina's making an excellent recovery, and it's possible that I can secure your release.
Jason: Well, Dara wrote up the motion, she can handle it.
Dara: Alexis did do all the prep work for this trial. I appreciate your loyalty, but she's better equipped to argue this motion.
Jason: Well, you know what? Then she can work for Brenda, because I can't really trust her right now, and I don't feel comfortable with you representing me.
Brenda: Can you give us a minute? Just a second?
Alexis: By all means.
Brenda: Come here.
Jason: She bailed on us in the middle --
Brenda: Yeah, I know -- she had to go take care of her baby. She's back, she likes to win.
Jason: Well, then she can represent you.
Brenda: Can you do me a favor just this one time?
Jason: Once? "One time"?
Brenda: Can you just do this the way I want to do it? Okay -- no, maybe not this one time, but, please, just say yes, just say okay. This is the right thing to do.
Jason: It's fine. That's it.
Jason: Yeah. That's enough.
Bailiff: All rise. This court is now in session, the Honorable Judge Hudson presiding.
Judge: You may be seated. Is it your desire to have Alexis Davis reinstated as your legal counsel?
Brenda: Yes, Your Honor.
Judge: Will the defense table please stand. Mr. Jason Morgan and Mrs. Brenda Morgan, you've been found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of Luis Alcazar. Does either of the defendants have anything to say before I make the sentence?
Judge: Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, you've been found guilty by a jury of your peers for murder in the first degree. It is the order of this court that you spend a minimum of 22 years in prison --
Judge: To a life term in prison.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Judge: I want order in this courtroom. I will have order in this courtroom. If not, I'll clear the courtroom out. Does the defense have a motion?
Alexis: Yes, Your Honor, a 440 motion.
Judge: Mr. Baldwin, you'll have your chance. Sit down.
Alexis: Your Honor, I move that the court vacate the judgment in this case on the basis of new evidence. This is a deposition by Richard Lansing, who is an officer of the court, to whom a verbal confession was made last night. A confession of guilt incorporating the details of this crime previously sealed to all but the police.
Scott: Your Honor, I've seen this so-called evidence. It's circumstantial at best. It's a desperate attempt by someone to derail the judgment of this court!
Judge: I assure you, Mr. Baldwin, this court is not so easily derailed. I will read the report to determine the merit. At this point, I'll call a recess that'll allow me time to peruse this report.
[Judge pounds gavel]
Bailiff: All rise.
Summer: So did you grow up in Port Charles your whole life?
Lucky: No, I was born in Texas. Kind of lived everywhere, really -- Thailand, England, and turkey. Even spent some time in Canada, eh? But my family -- my parents are from here, so after Canada we came back.
Summer: Was your dad military?
Summer: Then why'd you move around so much?
Lucky: Well, that's kind of a third- or fourth-date story, don't you think? You're cold, aren't you?
Summer: Well, you know, I wasn't when we were walking, but --
Lucky: You better now?
Summer: Must've been exciting living in all those exotic places.
Lucky: Like Canada?
Summer: Oh, shush. You know what I mean. You got to travel. You probably got pictures of yourself with your family from all over the world. It's probably how you became a photographer.
Lucky: I mostly just take pictures of overdressed models and --
Summer: Yeah, but, still, you know, must be nice. You introduce yourself to somebody -- "Hi, I'm a photographer."
Lucky: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Summer: You know, I can't really remember wanting to be much of anything. Well, maybe an auto mechanic. My dad got me interested in cars when I was real young. What?
Lucky: I just -- I can't see you as a mechanic.
Summer: Oh, excuse me, sexist attitude.
Lucky: No, no, no, no. I mean because you always look so good. I mean, these clothes, beautiful hair, wonderful makeup. You said it -- I'm a photographer, I'm supposed to notice these sort of things.
Summer: Yeah, well, it used to be my job to look good -- a walking, breathing fantasy. Don't get me wrong, I -- I liked the finer things, I -- I do. That's how I got into the life to begin with, you know? High-end call girls make a lot of money for relatively little effort.
Lucky: Unless you get in with a client like Sen. Jordan.
Summer: He was nice to me at first. He said I was too good for what I was doing and that it didn't matter to him and that he wanted me to get out of the life and that he wanted to take care of me. Which all equated to basically he wanted me to be his mistress. It was comfortable. In a weird way, it was comfortable, but I felt dead inside.
Lucky: Then you were right to walk away. Now you can be anything you want to be. Even a mechanic.
Summer: I can't do this.
Lucky: Wait --
Summer: I'm sorry. I can't --
Lucky: Wait -- wait, Laura. Hey –
Zander: So, what, is this your job now -- trailing me, explaining my life to everyone?
Cameron: Actually, I wasn't really looking for you, Alexander, but since you're here wreaking havoc, as usual, I felt obligated to offer an excuse and an apology.
Zander: You have no right to apologize for me. You know nothing about my life.
Cameron: I know that you missed your counseling appointment, and I know that the next step for you is a lockup facility if you don't get your act together.
Zander: Yep. Yep, and I missed my vitamin this morning, too. And a flu shot when I was in the hospital with a bullet wound and an eye appointment when I was in jail. I missed a lot of things. So did you. So don't show up now and try and start acting like you're a father. You were never really good at it when you had a son. You haven't had a son since Pete died.
Luke: Well --
Luke: This day just got a hell of a lot more interesting. Your piercing insights into the human condition don't seem to apply to your own son, huh?
Alexis: Thanks. I didn't get to peek at this. This works great. These precedents are great, thank you.
Gia: Is there anything else you need me to do?
Alexis: Yeah. Will you do me a favor? Run these down to Kristina's doctor. He's expecting them.
Gia: No problem.
Carly: Nice timing. The case takes a turn for the better -- no thanks to you -- and all of a sudden you're back on the job. What did you do, hear we weren't going to lose, after all?
Alexis: My daughter's surgery went very well, thanks for asking.
Carly: Elective surgery, Alexis. You didn't fool anyone. But I'm real glad now that everyone knows you're a hypocrite.
Ric: Well, the sentencing may have been a formality. I mean, in order for the judge to consider the 440 motion, he has to enter a sentence into record.
Courtney: So -- but if he decides that the evidence is valid, I mean, the judge will declare a mistrial.
Ric: Yeah. That's one option, yeah.
Sonny: Okay, you know what? I need a moment with Ric.
Sonny: I'm still trying to wrap my head around why the real killer would choose you to set the record straight. I mean, you've done nothing but jump through hoops of fire to make yourself useful to me. And now, all of a sudden, the evidence to free my best friend and his wife just kind of like jumps right on your lap. This couldn't have been a better time for you, even if you planned it yourself.
Ric: Yeah, you know what? I respect that you've achieved a certain status because you keep your trust very close to you. But maybe, just maybe, the killer used me as the go-between because I don't have an agenda or any ax to grind. I don't know how to make it any clearer -- I did not go looking for this, it came to me. As usual, that doesn't matter. Personally, I don't give a damn anymore.
Jax: Sonny, if the judge doesn't rule in Brenda's favor, I'm going to take over from there. You do whatever you want with Jason, but I'm going to work through the legal system to get Brenda released.
Sonny: Okay. You know what? Do what -- whatever you have to do, go ahead and do it. I don't -- it doesn't make a difference to me.
Bailiff: All rise. The Honorable Judge Hudson presiding.
Judge: You may be seated. Let the record show that this court is now back in session. Ms. Davis, I have read your report, I'm ready to rule.
Zander: Can you page Dr. Baldwin? I need to reschedule an appointment.
Bobbie: I can't page Dr. Baldwin for that, but I'd be very happy to leave a message in her box.
Zander: Look, this is important.
Bobbie: Look, right now Gail is with another patient, and I'm not going to interrupt her session. But if you want to take a seat, I'm sure you can catch her between appointments. Be my guest.
Zander: Sure, I'll do that. Thanks for all your help.
Gia: Alexis Davis asked me to drop this off for Dr. Navarro. He's expecting it.
Bobbie: I'll put it in his box.
Gia: Thank you.
Zander: That's a step down, isn't it? Crusading almost-lawyer to errand girl?
Gia: Okay, it's obvious that you're mad at the world and you're not going to quit until the world gets mad back, so why don't you just --
Zander: You know how sick I am of psychological insights?
Gia: Well, then stop walking around like you're in desperate need of them. Why don't you deal with what's happening to you instead of taking it out on innocent people.
Cameron: Alexander was smart as a whip, but he refused to apply himself, and we couldn't motivate him. He seemed to think that he could do whatever he wanted and nothing bad would ever touch him. And if there ever were negative consequences, he'd figure out a way to duck them. As an extreme example, he shot his own brother out of recklessness, but, of course, it was his brother's fault for being in the wrong place. I was a somewhat unforgiving father, so Alexander disappeared just after the funeral. I didn't see him again until I walked into our interrogation room at the police station.
Luke: The first three are on me. Well, here's to paternal imperfection. To fathers who make unforgivable mistakes and the sons who have to live with them.
Luke: You better drink up. You'll get a lot more comfort out of that than following Zander around.
Cameron: I wasn't really looking for comfort.
Luke: He'll come back -- come back to you when he's ready. Or he'll shut you out of his life forever. The choice is his. I speak from cruel experience, Doctor. This may shake you up a little, but I never won any fatherhood awards.
Cameron: How's Laura?
Luke: Which one?
Cameron: Whichever one you want to talk about.
Luke: The doctors in London say that her condition is permanent.
Luke: She's gone so far inside herself that she can't seem to come out. They'd like to help her, but she doesn't seem to want to be helped. She's not there in any way that I can touch or reach. Hi.
Summer: Hi. You said stop by. If this is a bad time, though, I can --
Cameron: No, no, no, no. I -- I was just leaving.
Luke: Well, sit. Sit.
Luke: What are you running from? The date go that badly?
Summer: No, it was fine. Just, you know, you said you had something to tell me, so --
Luke: Great. I do have something to tell you, something I think I should tell you. Um -- you know, when I first mentioned my wife, I told you that she was gone, that I'd lost her. And you assumed that I meant she was dead. I never corrected you because it suited me. It was just easier. I just got back from London. I visited her.
Judge: After review of the newly discovered evidence, particularly the phone call made to the district attorney last night, I agree that this new evidence be considered exculpatory. And had it been introduced and available at the trial, it would change the outcome. If there are no substantive objections from the district attorney --
Scott: No, Your Honor.
Judge: Mr. Jason Morgan and Brenda Barrett Morgan, in the mater of the first-degree murder charge against Luis Alcazar, the court vacates its decision against you. You are released and all charges are dropped. You are free to go. This court is adjourned.
Bailiff: All rise.
Luke: I had hoped to get through to her, you know, to hold her hand, look into her eyes. Have some kind of contact with her. But the doctors were afraid that I would cause a setback, like I did the last time, so, I visited my wife by watching her through a -- a one-way glass. It was sort of like watching the sun go down into a hole and knowing that it'll never come out again.
Summer: I have some sense of what that feels like.
Luke: My wife may never leave the darkness. And there is no way for me to help her. She may never come home to me again.
Elizabeth: Where's your date?
Lucky: Something came up.
Elizabeth: Is everything okay?
Lucky: I hope so. She's a nice person. She's been through a lot, though.
Elizabeth: Well, it's a good thing she met you. You're a generous person, Lucky. You're caring and supportive.
Lucky: Not to mention charming and a gentleman.
Elizabeth: Hey, hey, hey, don't knock good manners. They can be very appealing. Of course, they can also cover up the fact that the guy's an ax murderer, but, hey, we all take our chances.
Lucky: Or not. Sometimes it's easier to run than risk getting hurt.
Elizabeth: Just make sure she's really running, Lucky. She could be hoping you care enough to come after her.
Zander: He couldn't stand to look at me.
Gia: Your father?
Zander: Yeah. He wanted me gone. So I cooperated for once. I left the town, I left the state, I moved a thousand miles away. He could've gone anywhere in the world and he showed up here so that I wouldn't forget. So I would -- when I saw him, I would always be reminded of what I did to Pete, what I did to him. I killed my family's best and brightest. Future savior of the world -- that's what the town always used to say about him. He was the star of everything. My dad used to say that Pete got all the brains and personality and I got all the trouble. He used to always come up to me after that and say, "Don't listen to Dad when he says those things. Ignore him."
Gia: Sounds like he loved you.
Zander: Yeah, he did. And I loved him back, and I killed him. Why can't my dad see that I lost Pete, too? Why is his loss the only one that matters? And my dad -- yeah, he lost his best son. I lost my big brother. My best friend in the world's the only person that ever gave a damn about me.
Carly: Thank you. Jason is my best friend. I know that he's been pretty awful to you, but I love him, and I just wanted to say thank you. I'm really glad with what happened, and I know Sonny is, too, even though he won't admit it.
Ric: Well, you know what? Sonny's thanks isn't necessary. Yours is more than enough.
Sonny: What are you doing out here?
Carly: I was just -- I was thanking Ric.
Sonny: Oh. For being in the right place at the right time?
Carly: Yes. Listen, maybe he is too good to be true. But he helped Jason this time and I'm so thankful. And I am so glad that all of this is over. Oh.
Jason: Are you okay?
Courtney: You're asking me?
Scott: Taggert? Months of investigation -- up in smoke. Corinthos' number one hit man back out on the street.
Taggert: Morgan wasn't guilty, neither was his wife. Not this time, anyway.
Scott: Some mystery woman told you so?
Taggert: The confession was real. Forensic backs it up. The real killer's still out there.
Scott: We need to get out there and find her because setting aside this conviction makes everybody look bad, including you. Yeah. So the only way to salvage this is to get out there and find the real killer.
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Mac: The egg is on your face, not mine.
Ned: Do it my way or find another partner.
Sonny: I just want to speak with Ric alone for a second.
Jason: I am done hiding.
Brenda: What is it?
Jax: Will you marry me?
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