General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 3/12/03
Proofread by Kathy
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Carly: Cut to the chase, Ric. What do you want this time?
Ric: I only want what I'm due.
Ned: You're going to need more than scissors when Sonny comes to call.
Jason: I'm not going to stand back and watch you die.
Sonny: I had a reason to get you out of my life. Are you still with Courtney?
Sonny: Get out!
Jason: Sonny fired me when I told him I was going back to you.
Courtney: I never meant to put you in this position.
Jason: You know, Sonny can order me to do almost anything, but he can't order me not to be with you. I'll always watch his back. I'll never turn on him. I'll never refuse to work with him. But he doesn't want me around if I'm going to be with you.
Courtney: When is it enough for him? I mean, why should you have to choose who matters more?
Jason: Sonny's going to have to figure this out for himself. I mean, all we've done is -- is love each other. That's not wrong.
Courtney: So, what are you going to do? Is it safe to leave the business?
Jason: That's never going to happen.
Carly: You didn't get shot saving Sonny's life. You got into the way of a bullet. There's a difference between being heroic and an accidental shield, and Sonny knows the difference. What's so funny? He's not going to trust you any more today than he did yesterday.
Ric: Why are you being so negative, hmm? Oh, are you still hoping that I'm just going to give up and go away? See, if I leave, then the knowledge of our night together leaves with me. There won't be any doubt in your mind as to whose child you're carrying.
Carly: There is no doubt, Ric. Sonny is the father of this baby.
Ric: How far are you willing to go to make sure of that?
[Knock on door]
Edward: I trust I'm not intruding.
Alexis: I'm not in the mood for visitors, Edward.
Edward: I'm not here as a visitor. I'm here as a very concerned great-grandparent. I understand you were taken to visit little Kristina today.
Alexis: The visit was supervised by a licensed therapist.
Edward: Mm-hmm. I see. One who did not tell us that you were coming and who did not check with us for permission to even see the child. You have to know that my family is very concerned. And clearly, in your present state, you are a danger to Kristina.
Alexis: Get out, Edward. Get out! You're a mean old man. Get out!
Cameron: Edward, leave.
Edward: Very well, very well. I've seen enough to know that this poor woman's once brilliant mind is now completely shattered. Oh, she is behaving like a real Cassadine now, ranting and raving and hurling death threats. You know, I really think it would be better if Kristina never saw her mother again.
Alexis: You stay away from my daughter, Edward. You stay away from my daughter!
Cameron: Calm down.
Alexis: The only danger to my daughter is that controlling old vulture and his dysfunctional family --
Cameron: If you're doing your Kristina act, don't bother.
Alexis: I'm not doing anything, Cameron. I don't want him anywhere near my daughter.
Cameron: Then you need to find a way to keep it under control because the trial's approaching. And if you don't get it together, you're going to find yourself convicted of murder. Then you'll be the one taken away from your child.
Scott: Thanks for coming by.
Zander: The cops you sent over didn't give me much choice.
Scott: See, Dr. Lewis is your father, Alexis Davis' shrink. I wonder who they're going to get to testify in her behalf. I'm sure they've got something -- you know, scheme cooked up, and I bet you know what it is.
Zander: Alexis has helped me when I needed it more than once. There's no way I'm going to help you railroad her.
Scott: Think again. You were arrested for public disturbance, and then you were admitted to General Hospital on a drug overdose. If I put my mind to it, I'm sure I could concoct some kind of a charge and send you to jail.
Zander: In other words, you're threatening to blackmail me?
Scott: I'm trying to make you a deal, dummy.
Zander: You must be pretty desperate to try and force me to turn against Alexis. If you can't win this case, then I suggest you back off.
Scott: Alexis Davis is on her way to prison, and so will you be. Drop that attitude.
Zander: I don't know anything, and I'm not going to be spying for you. I'd rather go to jail again than testify against Alexis.
Sonny: Drink it.
Faith: Sherry was my grandmother's drink, not mine.
Sonny: I don't care. You can go easy or you can go hard, Faith. Drink it.
Sonny: Now, you remember -- I gave you a choice.
Faith: I had nothing to do with the shooting in The Cellar. I am small time, Sonny. You said it yourself. You are the great Sonny Corinthos. You have enemies lined up around the block. Anybody could have put out this hit. Somebody else. It wasn't me. God, are you really willing to murder a woman and then find out later that it was a mistake?
Sonny: You counted on that, didn't you? You thought I wouldn't bring myself to hit a woman. You were wrong. You arranged to get somebody to fire a gun at my wife. You made a big mistake, Faith. And you know what?
Do you know what? It's going to cost you your life.
Sonny: You should've paid attention when I warned you to back off, but instead you kept pushing and pushing. My wife could've been killed. Think I would allow that, huh? You fired a shot at my wife and my family? Huh? Huh? Okay. You fired one shot. You fired one shot! You missed! I won't.
Benny: Sir, I've got to talk to you.
Sonny: Leave, Benny.
Benny: Yeah, but, Sir, it's --
Benny: It's important, Sir.
Sonny: You can say anything you want to say. You can say it in front of her. She's going to die, anyway.
Benny: Listen to me. I found out that there's confirmation --
Sonny: Oh, yeah, what? Oh, let me guess. Let me guess, Benny. Ah, the hit's out of Miami --
Benny: That's right --
Sonny: Or Chicago --
Sonny: It has nothing to do with Faith.
Benny: It's out of --
Sonny: Go to hell! Get out of here now!
Benny: Sir, I can't.
Sonny: Get! Go!
Faith: You heard him. You are about to kill the wrong person.
Sonny: You think I'd do that in your hotel room with surveillance cameras all over the place? Huh? Huh? I don't get my hands dirty like you. But I can tell you one thing -- I'm going to be standing long after I've had you removed.
Carly: Careful, Ric. Your mask is slipping, and you're beginning to sound like exactly what you are, which is a low-life blackmailer who is desperate to get access to my husband. You should be asking yourself how far I'm willing to go to protect my husband from you.
Ric: You know, Carly, whether you choose to believe this or not, I am your friend, all right? I want what's best for you. I want what's best for your family --
Carly: Okay, cut the crap, Ric. What do you want from Sonny?
Ric: I want to be put on retainer as his attorney. I want access to his money and to his power so that I can utilize my expertise and make us all a hell of a lot richer. I want Sonny to realize that I could be a valuable asset.
Carly: No. Sonny doesn't trust you, Ric.
Ric: That is until today, right? I took a bullet for Sonny. I've proven my loyalty. And when he does start trusting me, it won't be any time at all before we can build a mutually beneficial relationship. Now, isn't that what everybody wants, including you?
Maxie: No, you cannot borrow my new shirt. Look, and if you're going to the dance on Saturday, please don't hang around me.
Georgie: Do you really think that shirt will make Kyle notice you? He doesn't date girls that won't sleep with him.
Maxie: Do you ever listen to what you're saying? Sex is a natural part of a relationship. It's not this huge deal that you make it out to be.
Georgie: Says the virgin who has no idea what she's talking about.
Maxie: Yeah, well, you don't know everything about me, thank God.
Lucas' voice: This is Lucas. Say something cool at the beep.
Georgie: It's Maxie. I need to see you. If you get this in the next half-hour, meet me at Kelly's.
Jason: I tried to quit once before. It was when -- when Sonny went out of the country. I started a motorcycle shop. I think I already told you this, but -- you know, I had Michael. And it was great being his father, watching him grow up. It was cool. But the rest of it, I just -- I started to hate. Everything was flat, too even, nothing new. Nothing mattered.
Courtney: So you need it, don't you? I mean, the danger?
Jason: I'm just -- I'm just no good without it. It's more than just being loyal to Sonny. It's the only life that I know. It's where I fit. And now I'm supposed to start over. I'm not sure how to do that.
Courtney: So we'll figure it out together.
Benny: I'm at Kelly's. I got to see you now. Sonny's out of control.
[Knock on door]
Zander: You up for visitors?
Alexis: As long as it's not Scott Baldwin and Edward Quartermaine.
Zander: I would've come sooner, but I didn't know if you wanted to see people.
Alexis: It's a little awkward when you've been committed as a mental patient and been charged with murder. I mean, people aren't quite sure what to bring or what to say.
Zander: How you doing?
Alexis: I've been better.
Zander: Is there anything I can bring you?
Alexis: A compassionate jury.
Zander: Alexis, you helped me when everyone else in the world was willing to let me rot in prison. Now I want to return the favor by helping you.
Alexis: Thank you, Zander.
Zander: Scott Baldwin dragged me into his office to work me for information on your defense.
Alexis: I'm sorry. He's just fighting dirty. I'm sorry.
Zander: No, I wouldn't have told him anything even if I knew it, which I don't. But I heard enough to realize how much you're counting on my father and his testimony.
Alexis: I know that you and your father --
Zander: Alexis, if it gets bad, he'll bail. My father can't handle failure -- not in himself and not in anyone else. It's why my brother Pete drove himself so hard. It's why I took off. You can't put your life in my father's hands. You do have a backup plan, right? Find another shrink to prove you're innocent.
Cameron: What are you doing here?
Zander: I'm telling Alexis not to trust you.
Scott: If you don't start knocking, I will fire you.
Faith: Now can I come in?
Scott: Well -- I haven't seen you since the shootout. Did you come in to confess?
Faith: I am innocent.
Scott: Somehow I doubt that.
Faith: I had nothing to do with the shooting, but Sonny is using it as an excuse to come after me. My life is in danger. Sonny is going to kill me.
Scott: Well, now, that's the best news I've had all day. I hope he succeeds.
Benny: He went after Faith Rosco in her hotel. He went through the lobby. He went up in the elevator. There's surveillance cameras all over the place. Who knows who could have seen him?
Jason: Just -- what happened?
Benny: I told him that the hit was bankrolled out of Miami. I got confirmation on that, right. He doesn't believe it. He knows it's Faith. He's got this thing going on -- the same thing as before. He's absolutely right about everything. He won't listen to anybody. His judgment is very bad. It's just like it was -- somebody's got to put a stop to it. You're the only person who can do it.
Jason: No, I can't.
Bobbie: Hey. Glad to see that you're okay.
Sonny: Yeah. You know where I can find Ric Lansing?
Bobbie: I.C.U. One. Carly promised to stop by today so that I could see for myself she's all right.
Sonny: Yeah, she is.
Bobbie: Be careful with her, Sonny.
Elizabeth: Cookies. Who are they for? Ric?
Courtney: They're a thank-you gift for saving Sonny's life. What, you don't approve?
Elizabeth: You're going to be Ric's friend now? Are you going to be even more grateful to him than you were to Jason?
Courtney: You really -- you need to seek therapy for your paranoia.
Elizabeth: Someone from the Corinthos family is telling me to seek mental help. Now, that's good. Look, Courtney --
Courtney: What the hell is your problem? I am not interested in Ric, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: And I am not up for an encore performance of your "I'm so grateful, I'll take him to bed" act.
Courtney: Oh --
Bobbie: You girls need to settle this, but not here. Come on. Let's take a walk.
Edward: May I help you with those, young lady?
Sonny: You look stronger.
Ric: Yeah. Doctor said they'll be releasing me soon.
Sonny: Well, you're lucky. I mean, some gunshot wounds take a lot longer to heal.
Ric: Well, the surgeons said if I'm going to take a bullet for somebody, this is the best place you can get it. I'm just glad that you and Carly are okay. Although I wouldn't recommend it as a method, I hope you realize that this proves my loyalty.
Sonny: I came here to compensate you for your trouble. You want a check or cash?
Cameron: Now is not the time to inflict our family's dysfunction on Alexis.
Zander: Our family dysfunction is about to hit her in the face. Alexis is on trial for murder. She's betting her life on your testimony. Dr. Cameron Lewis, who talks a great game but walks away when the pressure's on.
Alexis: Zander, I appreciate your concern. I truly do. But I believe that your father is an excellent psychiatrist, and he understands my particular disorder, and I'm hoping that he will make a jury understand that, as well.
Zander: Baldwin's going to play dirty. He's out for blood.
Alexis: Thank you for the warning.
Zander: You need anything, call me.
Alexis: I will.
Zander: How's it going?
Gia: Research for Alexis' case. How's she doing?
Zander: She's in deep trouble.
Cameron: Sorry about that.
Alexis: Zander sometimes acts without thinking, but he is genuinely concerned. I am, too. My life's in your hands. I didn't trust the wrong person, did I?
Jason: Sonny won't see me, so all I can do is watch his back from a distance. We're just going to have to figure out some kind of way to pick up the slack.
Benny: I'm an accountant. There's a limit to how much I can cover for him.
Jason: Benny, I know. Just -- just keep running the business as usual. Don't bring anything to Sonny unless it's absolutely necessary, okay? And if he gets worse, if he takes another risk like he did tonight --
Benny: Yeah --
Jason: You can call me immediately.
Benny: I will, thanks.
Jason: Okay. Look, and I need to know if he goes after Faith again personally, because that cannot happen.
Benny: You know, I'm going to try to follow up on the Miami connection.
Jason: No, no. Miami lead is false. Sonny's right. Faith Rosco arranged the hit.
Benny: You sure of that?
Jason: Faith killed the shooter the same way that she killed her own grandmother. Now, she's sick, she's sloppy, and she's desperate. But I don't want to take her out without Sonny's orders.
Benny: If she takes another try --
Jason: Then I'm not going to have -- I'm not going to have a choice.
Scott: You have any proof that Sonny threatened you?
Faith: I was alone when I went up to my room. He was already inside.
Scott: Did you have a tape recorder running by any chance?
Faith: Why would I do that?
Scott: Because you're a mob widow. You know how things work. Of course, you may be trying to set up Sonny -- not that I got a problem with that. But, without proof, I can't arrest him.
Faith: My life is in danger. The least you can do is offer me protection.
Scott: You've got goons.
Faith: Well, they're not good enough. I need police protection.
Scott: Well, that's not going to happen without proof. But look at the bright side -- if you wind up dead, Sonny will be my number one suspect.
Courtney: I have nothing to say to you.
Edward: Well, then you can just listen. I want to apologize. I have treated you dreadfully, young lady. I have -- I've insulted you, and I dismissed you, and I was completely wrong. My only excuse is --
Courtney: That you don't have any use for strippers and I'm a disgrace to your family?
Edward: No, no, no, dear. A.J. is the disgrace. No, I think I must have been just punishing you for having the bad sense to stay married to A.J. But happily that's all over now and you're with Jason.
Courtney: Look, if you're trying to be all sweet and charming as an excuse to use me to get to Jason, forget it.
Edward: Oh, no. I have no illusions at all that you could help bring Jason back to the family. But, you know, you could help build a bridge. Oh, my, it would be a wonderful gift for Lila and for Jason, too, hmm?
Carly: I'm here.
Carly: Hey. If you want to check my hip, it's the only injury that I got.
Bobbie: Wait a minute.
Carly: A little bruise --
Bobbie: If this is about what I said to Sonny, I am not going to apologize for being concerned about your welfare.
Carly: When did you see Sonny?
Bobbie: Oh, he came in a little while ago to see Ric Lansing.
Carly: Oh. Okay. See you later.
Sonny: You were shot in my wife's place of business while working for her, so of course I'm going to compensate you. I've already made arrangements to have your medical bills paid and any additional expenses. Now, I got a $50,000 check, unless you want cash. I mean, I --
Ric: So, how did you come up with that number?
Sonny: You didn't die. Now, if you think you deserve more --
Ric: I didn't -- I didn't do it for money.
Sonny: Standing in the wrong place at the wrong time?
Ric: No, taking a bullet for you.
Sonny: Oh, you threw yourself in front of me? Because I must've missed that. I thought you just got in the way.
Ric: Oh, okay. I get it now. Whatever test of loyalty you have, I still haven't passed it?
Sonny: Well, I know who to trust and who not to. This is just, you know, a gift. If it offends you, then I'll just --
Ric: No, I prefer to earn my money.
Sonny: Well, I don't have a job for you --
Ric: Well, I understand that, but, you know, why throw it away? You can just put me on a retainer, see how you can benefit from having me as your attorney.
Sonny: I'll think about it. In the meantime, you need your rest, work on making a full recovery.
Ric: I'll do that.
Carly: What happened? What are you doing?
Ric: I just got it for the first time. There's nothing I can do -- nothing I can do to earn Sonny's trust.
Ric: Nothing I can do at all. No blood I can shed, no risk that I can take. Nothing I can do that's going to prove me worthy of your husband's friendship, you know? It's Sonny's to give. It's Sonny's to take away. Nothing I do -- nothing I do or don't do is going to affect what he decides because it's all up to Sonny. Nothing I can do is going to matter, no matter how many times I get thrown into a wall. No matter how many times I get dragged down to police stations and interrogated all night and get him and his goons out of jail and get a murder conviction reversed, it doesn't matter. None of it matters. I'm just not what matters where Sonny is concerned, and I never will be. So why don't you tell me, Carly, huh, since you have such a window into the man -- how much is enough? How much does it take to earn the respect of the great Sonny Corinthos?
Courtney: Hey. You're back already. So whatever the call was about, is it okay?
Jason: I can't really talk about that.
Courtney: Okay. I'll stop asking. I went to go give Ric his present, but I never made it. Elizabeth stopped me before I even made it to his room, and then Edward swooped in.
Jason: What'd he want?
Courtney: To talk about you.
Jason: Oh, yeah. I know the rest. He was nicer to you than he's ever been. He told you how much the Quartermaine miss me and he would give you whatever you want if you got me to start visiting them again, right?
Courtney: So I guess he does this a lot?
Jason: Yeah. How'd you handle him?
Courtney: I told him to forget it.
Jason: Good for you.
Courtney: It's just sad that you won't go anywhere near the family that wants you and the family you love just shut you out. So I'll be your family.
Gia: I can't believe Scott threatened to have you arrested.
Zander: He was bluffing. He knew five minutes into our conversation that I didn't know anything about Alexis' defense.
Gia: Scott already has a strong case. He's obviously pulling out all the stops to make sure he gets a guilty verdict.
Zander: You know, until Baldwin questioned me, I didn't realize how important my father was to Alexis' case.
Gia: Zander, do you not trust your father because he treated you badly or do you truly believe that he'll tank Alexis' defense?
Zander: The father I knew wanted to look good at all costs. And when that didn't happen, he cut his losses. That's what happened with me. I made him look like a bad parent, so he shut me down. Maybe he's changed. You know, for Alexis' sake, I hope so.
Lucas: Hey, Georgie.
Lucas: I got a message from Maxie.
Georgie: Yeah, she left, but she told me that she'll be back if you want to stick around.
Lucas: Georgie, I played the message back a couple of times, and I could tell it was you.
Georgie: Well, you know, she used my phone, and people are always getting us confused. They say that we really sound alike.
Lucas: You think Maxie will back your story?
Georgie: Okay. Okay, it was lame.
Lucas: Listen, you're my friend, and I hope you always will be, but that's it. I mean, I'm sure there's a guy out there who's perfect for you, but it's not me. I'm interested in another girl.
Georgie: Okay. Okay, I got it. Message received.
Lucas: No, no, Georgie, wait. I want you to --
Georgie: Look, it was a joke, okay? Can you just be the wonderful, amazing person you are and just forget this ever happened?
Sonny: You all right?
Carly: Yeah, I just got back from seeing Dr. Meadows. She's already sick of seeing me.
Sonny: Have you eaten?
Carly: The pizza's going to be here any minute.
Carly: Pizza, joke. You with me here?
Carly: I wanted to eat with you.
Carly: I stopped by the hospital. I saw my mom, and I wanted to let her fuss over me and make sure she felt okay, knew that I was fine after the shooting. And she said she saw you at the hospital and you went to see Ric. Do you still think that he's working some kind of agenda with you?
Sonny: Ric definitely has an agenda. Is it any of my interest? I don't know yet. Why do you ask?
Carly: Well, I was at the hospital. I went to see Ric, too, and he has some idea in his head that he saved both of our lives by diving in front of that bullet on purpose.
Sonny: He is spinning this, you know, to his advantage. I mean, that's what lawyers do. No matter what Ric is, you know, he's a smart lawyer. I may use that.
Carly: But I thought you didn't want Ric working for you, Sonny.
Sonny: Ric gets results. I mean, he's done everything you and I have asked him to do. I mean, he's pushy, right? So am I. So is anyone who's out to get what they want.
Man: Good evening. I'm Mr. Henry.
Second man: George.
Mr. Henry: I need to speak to Mrs. Rosco.
[Knock on door]
George: Someone from the hotel would like to speak with you.
Mr. Henry: Mrs. Rosco, we're starting to receive complaints from other guests regarding your employee's presence here in the corridor. In order for George to remain here, we need to get fingerprints and weapon registration on file.
Faith: Okay. Go ahead.
Faith: What do you want?
Ric: Concerns Sonny Corinthos.
Ric: You may want to have this conversation, all right? Your life depends on it.
Faith: What does he want?
Ric: Sonny actually didn't send me. I came on my own incentive.
Faith: Really? I'm listening. Fire away.
Ric: Interesting choice of words.
Cameron: I'll willingly concede that my failings as a parent are legion, but I wouldn't be the first person with a flawed personal life and a brilliant professional one.
Alexis: I know someone like that, too.
Cameron: Then you know I won't fail you. Modesty aside, I'm good at what I do. If anybody can convince a jury you're innocent, it's me.
Scott: Sorry to interrupt your therapy session. Or are you two working on your Tweety bird act?
Cameron: Baldwin, if you have something to say, say it and leave.
Scott: You're faking. I'm going to prove it to the judge tomorrow.
Alexis: My lawyer petitioned for a postponement.
Scott: Denied. I just got confirmation. So tomorrow, the judge. See you two in court.
Jason: Just be careful. Edward will keep after you.
Courtney: I'm not afraid of Edward. And selfishly, I'm kind of glad that you don't want to have anything to do with your family. I can't stand any of them -- except for Lila.
Jason: Yeah. I love Lila. You never met Emily, right? You'd like her. Yeah, the rest of them -- it's just I remind them of someone they used to love, and I don't try to hurt them, so the best thing I can do is just keep my distance. It's different with Sonny, Carly, and Michael. He's angry right now. That doesn't mean I'm going to turn my back on him.
Courtney: Well, it's hard when the person you love is shutting you out. That's when you just have to hold on and not let go.
Sonny: I'm never going to trust Ric. I'm just thinking maybe it's time to give him a chance to prove himself.
Carly: Forget Ric. He's a lawyer, and in the end he's never going to be able to give you the protection you really need. You need to get Jason back.
Sonny: Don't start that.
Carly: You need him. We both do.
Sonny: Don't start that.
Carly: I am pregnant, Sonny.
Sonny: I know you are.
Carly: And somebody is trying to kill you.
Sonny: That's why I wanted to send you to the islands. Can you just admit that I was right and go?
Carly: No. Sonny, sending me to the island is not the answer. I've said that before.
Carly: We need each other. We need to help each other. Hey --
Carly: You need Jason back. He's the only person that you can really trust. Will you please just put aside your pride for once, honey? Admit --
Sonny: You are afraid.
Carly: You did the wrong --
Sonny: You are -- you are afraid for our baby.
Carly: Yes, I am.
Sonny: Yes. And so am I. I will not -- I swear to you -- I will not let anything happen to our child. I know who my enemies are, and I will eliminate them.
Ric: I don't enjoy being shot.
Faith: I had nothing --
Ric: Shut up. Shut up. Save it. Now, I got one of two choices here -- a, I kill you, or, two, I use this situation to my advantage. Now, you made a critical mistake. You put a hit out on Sonny, and you missed. So the way I see it, you need a partner.
Faith: A partner?
Ric: That's right. Seeing as how we have similar goals here, I think we could be of use to one another.
Faith: So you want Sonny dead, too?
Ric: Killing Sonny would be too easy. I want him destroyed.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Cameron: I don't understand the question.
Scott: Could she be faking? Yes? No?
Dara: Your Honor --
Benny: The five families called a meeting.
Benny: This morning. Sounds like trouble.
Ric: Jason is out. There was never a better time to make our move. I need for you to get me closer to Sonny.
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