General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 3/19/03
Proofread by Alicia
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>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Nikolas: Make Luke fall in love with you -- what I hired you for.
Ric: I have to go make myself indispensable. See, it's all part of the plan.
Carly: I slept with Ric.
Faith: I think Sonny's going to get this message loud and clear.
Ric: I'm very sorry about Benny. I know you two were close.
Jason: Your act isn't any more convincing than it was when you first hit town.
[Knock on door]
Carly: Hey, Greg, come on in. Sonny will be down in a minute.
Greg: Thank you. So, how is Mr. Corinthos feeling today?
Carly: He's fine. He's a little distracted because of Benny's death, but --
Greg: Well, that's understandable. Unfortunately, the business world has little respect for grief.
Carly: Is something going on with the business?
Greg: Well, there are some things that Mr. Corinthos has let go unattended. There are certain people who are starting to question whether or not he can retain control with both Benny and --
Sonny: What people, Greg? If there are any doubts about my ability to run my business, you say them to my face.
Ric: Stay as far away from me as possible, all right? This is a good idea, Faith, meeting out in public like this.
Faith: It's not going to matter after today, ok? Sonny's people are on the brink of open revolt. The five families are having another sit-down in the exact same spot where poor Benny keeled over. Sentimental bunch, aren't they?
Ric: Yeah. What's on the table?
Faith: Sonny. They're going to force him to give up part of his territory.
Ric: Well, he doesn't have any other representatives to send. He's going to have to send me.
Faith: I'll look forward to seeing you in action.
Ric: Yeah, well, this has got to go off without a hitch, all right? I'm going to fight you all the way.
Faith: Yeah, yeah, I know the drill -- win the boss' trust, tear him down from the inside.
Ric: Yeah, that's right, Faith. The closer I get, the better it is for everybody. So I need you to cooperate, take the fall, and make me look good.
Faith: Huh. Or what?
Ric: Sonny's not the kind of man you want to back into a corner, Faith, all right? His empire might be crumbling, but he's not going to go down without a fight. Just play this my way and you'll get what you want. You might even live to enjoy it.
Faith: Well, you know what? I don't like to make promises I'm not sure I can keep. See you at the meeting.
Courtney: What's wrong?
Mike: I -- I need to see Jason right away.
Courtney: Well, he -- he just went for a drive. I'm not sure when he'll be back.
Mike: All right. Then I'll try to talk some sense into you. If you don't end things with Jason right now, you're going to get your brother killed.
Lucky: Look, if this is about my dad --
Nikolas: It's about our mother's health.
Lucky: You know what? I'm not defending what my dad did, but you know how much he loves her. It's a natural impulse for him to want to help.
Nikolas: Yeah, and he's partly to blame for her catatonic state.
Lucky: It's killing him inside. That's why he's pushing so hard to help her now.
Nikolas: Is making your dad feel better about the damage he's caused more important to you than the chance of our mother getting well? Is it?
Lucky: Just back off, ok?
Nikolas: Listen to me, I'm --
Lucky: You know what? I'm going to give you one more chance. Just --
Elizabeth: Hey -- what's up with him?
Nikolas: He needs your help, Elizabeth.
Luke: Oh, Summer. You're a welcome sight, as always, darling, but I'm kind of busy right now.
Summer: Looks like somebody's packing to leave. Mind if I tag along? Listen, I had a great time zydeco dancing. Love that Creole music. Imagine how good it would be with a change of scenery.
Luke: Yeah, that would be sweet, darling, but I'm afraid you can't make this trip with me. I'm going to London to see my wife.
Summer: So has there been some change in Laura's condition?
Luke: Not that I know of.
Summer: Because you told me that her condition might be permanent.
Luke: Well, that may be, but it doesn't change my love for her or the obligations I have to her.
Summer: I won't press, Luke. But if you decide that you need a change from all of this, you know where to find me.
Luke: Thank you, darling. I will call you. I just don't know how soon.
Elizabeth: Here you go.
Nikolas: Lucky's -- he's in what you call free-fall, Elizabeth. And if something doesn't change, he's going to be the one torching cop shops next.
Elizabeth: Well, he's been edgy lately, but that's far from a self-destructive spiral.
Nikolas: Lucky's girlfriend's a hooker. She's obviously working him. I've tried to warn him, but, of course, he won't hear it from me.
Elizabeth: Oh. I don't know what you think I can do about it.
Nikolas: It's just all his problems started when he lost you. You are his anchor, Elizabeth, ok? I mean, you're the only woman he's ever trusted.
Elizabeth: Ok, Nikolas, Nikolas, I will always care about Lucky and I will do anything I can to help him, but only as a friend. I've moved on. You know what? I've -- I've found somebody that I care about a lot, and I am not about to give him up to try and rekindle some make-believe romance.
Georgie: Look, give it up, Maxie. You're not going to get yourself invited to Kyle's party.
Maxie: No, I know people that are invited, and those people will get me in.
Georgie: Why is this so important to you? They're just a bunch of seniors. They don't even like you.
Maxie: They will. I'll be right in the middle of it once Kyle and I hook up.
Georgie: Are you saying that you'd be willing to sleep with him?
Maxie: In a heartbeat.
Georgie: Not that he'd ever ask you to, but --
Lucas: Hey, you guys.
Lucas: What are you doing on Saturday night, Maxie?
Maxie: Lucas, the thing is --
Lucas: I just got invited to Kyle's party. Do you want to go with me?
Mike: All right. All right. I'll admit that I was surprised. I never expected Jason to choose to stay with you over his work with Sonny.
Courtney: So then why can't you just be happy for me?
Mike: Because your brother is in serious danger.
Courtney: Sonny is always in danger, Dad. He likes it.
Mike: Honey, without Jason to protect them, Sonny and his family are vulnerable. And if anything happens to any of them, it will destroy Jason and you'll lose him, anyway.
Courtney: Sonny is the one who insisted on firing Jason.
Mike: Because your being with Jason puts your life at risk. You are a way for Jason's enemies to get to him, and Sonny knows that. He's trying to protect you, Courtney --
Courtney: That is Sonny's choice, not mine. And if I needed it, Jason can protect me.
Mike: Sweetheart, don't you read the papers? People are out to kill your brother. He is the one who needs Jason, and he has never needed him more. Just tell Jason it's over. Let him go back to work where he belongs --
Courtney: No. No! Jason and I love each other, Dad, and that is not wrong, no matter what you say. I don't want Sonny to get hurt, ok, and I hope that none of this ends in violence. But if it does, Sonny brought it on himself.
Sonny: That is a no-no.
Greg: I meant no --
Sonny: Shut up. Sweetheart?
Sonny: Why don't you go ahead and take that walk. Marco will go with you. Fresh air will do you real good.
Carly: You know, if something's going on and I can do --
Sonny: No, no, no. I know, I know. But you know what? You take that walk. You just take a deep breath, think positive thoughts, don't overtire yourself, ok? All right?
Carly: All right, all right.
Sonny: All right.
Carly: And I'll be back soon.
Sonny: All right.
Sonny: Greg -- if there's ever a problem, you bring it to me, no one else. Do you understand what I'm saying?
Greg: I understand completely, and I meant no disrespect.
Sonny: Great. That's great because that's not going to happen again. Who's questioning my authority?
Greg: It's not like that. Really, these men, they're not -- they're not traitors. They're just nervous, and they -- they want a little reassurance, that's all.
Sonny: They want it? Ok. So, I want their names on a list -- you understand what I'm saying?
Sonny: In my hand. I want each of them to be reassured personally.
[Knock on door]
Sonny: Hold on. I want that list, Greg, by this evening. By this evening. You don't have to give me that look. Greg is going to handle this. We got more important things to discuss. I called another meeting of the five families.
Ric: I'll help you any way I can.
Lucky: No, I'm not hungry right now, but thanks for the offer.
Summer: Well, it's the least I can do considering the way you defended me -- which, by the way, is very much appreciated.
Lucky: There you go confusing me again. You know, I've lost track of whether I think you're a nice person, a sweet girl, or someone with a deep, dark, ulterior motive.
Summer: I swear it's nothing more sinister than a snack. But if this is a bad idea, then forget about it.
Lucky: No, that's the problem. I just can't stop thinking about you. I tried writing you off, but something about you sticks with me.
Summer: I guess that's fair because something about you gets to me.
Nikolas: I thought the one thing you and I managed to agree on, Lucky, was that this girl is bad news for you.
Scott: You'll be thanking me, Spencer. I just saved you the expense of a ticket to London which you won't be using. Here you go.
Luke: What is this?
Scott: Read it.
Luke: A restraining order, keeping me from Laura.
Scott: Protecting Laura from your visits. According to the doctors, you just push her further into madness.
Luke: You know where you can stick this, pal.
Scott: If you so much as go near her -- pick up the phone, send her a post card -- you're going to jail for a long, long time.
Georgie: Wait -- I didn't even know you knew Kyle.
Lucas: Yeah, I know him through some of the guys on the soccer team.
Maxie: So do you want to pick me up, or should we just meet there?
Lucas: I don't know. We'll figure out the details tomorrow at school.
Lucas: This'll be cool, Maxie. See you, Georgie.
Georgie: Lucas thinks he's going on a date with you, but you're only using him to get to Kyle.
Maxie: Lucas and I both know that we're friends and cousins, ok? Everything else is just your demented imagination.
Georgie: Prove it. Tell Lucas that you're only going to Kyle's party hoping to hook up with Kyle.
Maxie: I'm not going to tell Lucas anything but thank-you. Because when I'm Kyle's girlfriend, I'll owe it all to him.
Georgie: Kyle doesn't have girlfriends. He has girls that he has sex with.
Maxie: No problem there. I can't wait.
Carly: Hey. Can I -- can I talk to you for a minute? And I need you to listen and not judge because I need to get something out.
Courtney: Yeah. Ok. Whatever you need.
Carly: Sonny has a lot of problems going on from all sides right now, and he's starting to trust Ric. And he has no idea what he's capable of, and I have to figure out some kind of way to get Ric away from Sonny.
Courtney: Have you considered telling Sonny the truth?
Carly: Yeah, I've considered it, but what -- I don't think it's going to --
Courtney: Listen, listen. Whatever happened between you and Ric, Sonny is at least partially responsible, Carly. I mean, he provoked you by kissing Brenda.
Carly: Sonny's not going to see it that way.
Courtney: Well, as long as you keep the secret, you give Ric the power.
Carly: I know. God, I know, ok? I know. But I slept with Ric once, one time. And I must've slept with Sonny -- we must've made love a dozen times during the time I conceived, so it's got to be Sonny's. The baby has to be Sonny's, and --
Carly: So if I tell Ric -- hmm. If I tell Sonny about Ric, it's going to -- it's going to kill Sonny. He's going to feel hurt. He's going to feel betrayed. He's going to be furious. But -- but he's not going to divorce me because we're going to stay together for the sake of the baby. We'll be fine, and we'll rebuild from there, and -- Sonny hated me the first time I got pregnant, but somehow we ended up living together, and it can happen again. It can -- it'll be fine.
Courtney: And if the baby is Ric's?
Carly: Sonny will divorce me. It'll be ok, though, because there won't be any secrets and Sonny will be safe from Ric.
Courtney: You have to believe that Sonny loves you enough to understand.
Carly: You don't know Sonny like I do. I love him with all of my heart, but I have no illusions about him. This is going to be it. This is -- this will be the end of Sonny and me. It will be. But he'll be alive. You're right. I have to tell Sonny the truth.
Ric: Well, I know that they control the territories adjoining yours. I assume that you have reciprocal business agreements with all of them.
Sonny: Anything else?
Ric: Well, I'm going to need to know the nature of those agreements if I'm
going to negotiate on your behalf.
Sonny: Where'd you get that idea?
Ric: Uh -- well, I have had experience in similar situations. I'd be more than happy to represent you.
Sonny: No, I don't need a representative. I will be attending the meeting personally. I don't anticipate any trouble at this point, although there have been, you know, problems in the past with the police. Not all the heads of the five families are as concerned about rats, informants as I am. But if there is, you know, complications with law enforcement, I want you to represent me. I need you here, and be prepared to call your friend, the judge, and get me released just in case I'm arrested.
Sonny: How you doing?
Carly: Hey. Good. I'm -- I'm glad that both of you are here because there's something I need to get out into the open.
Sonny: I wish I could stay. I just got -- I got a meeting to go to.
Carly: Oh --
Sonny: If this is about the club, you two --
Carly: No. Where are you going?
Sonny: You know that's none of your business. All right.
Ric: You want to know where he's going? To a meeting with the five families, a job that he should've entrusted to me.
Carly: No, you should be glad that he didn't because if Sonny were still here, you would be a dead man.
Nikolas: Now, wait a second, Lucky. You're the one that told me she was a hooker with an agenda.
Lucky: Yeah, but I was also the one who told you to back out of this. Now, I'm telling you again. Now, back off!
Nikolas: No problem. Hope he's getting his money's worth, lady.
Lucky: I'm sorry.
Summer: You know, you better cut this out because I'm going to get used to you sticking up for me.
Lucky: Oh, we wouldn't want that.
Lucky: My brother's not usually a total jerk.
Summer: Just sometimes?
Lucky: Yeah. Kind of like me. I'm sorry if I haven't been very fair to you.
Summer: Lucky, you've always been very fair to me, even when you didn't have to be, and that counts for a lot.
Lucky: So you've been shopping.
Summer: Got to dress the part for work.
Lucky: Is that what you want?
Summer: Yeah, I guess. I mean, it's working for me.
Lucky: You know I'm not in any position to be handing out advice, so I'm not going to fight you on it. You know what? Maybe I'll see you around.
Summer: Sounds good.
Sonny: I'm glad you're all here. We have important matters to discuss. But first we're going to figure out what we're going to do with Faith. I'm surprised you guys let Faith attend the last meeting.
Faith: Well, you wouldn't have felt blindsided if you'd bothered to attend the meeting yourself or at least sent your enforcer, Morgan. Instead, you sent a weak, old man. Oh, that's right -- Jason Morgan doesn't work for Sonny anymore, does he? No. No, Morgan walked out with all the knowledge he has of all of your businesses, and Sonny didn't lift a finger. What more proof do you all need? This is a man whose power has completely eroded.
Sonny: She speaks like she's -- get up. Get up! She speaks like she has authority and power, as if she's a man of respect, instead of the cheap -- whore that she is. She is the slut widow of a low-level hit man. She has no place at this table. She has no power to conduct business. She feeds on scraps. Now, you know, the -- because I'm a generous man and sentimental, I allowed her to remain -- shut up! -- In my territory, but it's over now. Unless, of course, one of you gentlemen want to pay for her services.
Faith: Oh, you are so finished --
Faith: You bastard. I have every right to be here as much as you do. I do business in this territory!
Sonny: Yeah? So do a lot of other streetwalkers. That doesn't give them a place at the table, except maybe for entertainment. All right, now, listen to me! Listen! This tramp disrespected my friend and associate, Benny Abrams. She misrepresented herself to the five families, causing discord and wasting our time. Get this bitch out of here.
Faith: Get these goons off of me!
Max: Bad idea.
Faith: Let go of me! Don't let them do this! He's weak! He's weak! He's
finished! He's so finished! He's weak! Don't let him --
Sonny: Shut up!
[Door slams shut]
Sonny: Now we can conduct business. I'm sure that none of you believe that slut's lies. Ok. As you can see -- whew -- I'm in full control of my territory. And it would be a big mistake for anybody to think that they can undermine my position.
Sammy: No question about it, Mr. Corinthos.
Sonny: I never doubted it.
Ric: Well, Sonny asked me to stick around. Besides that, death threats tend to get my attention.
Carly: That was not a threat, Ric. It's a promise. I'm not doing this anymore. You're a liar. You are a threat to my husband.
Ric: Look, all I have done is try to prove myself to Sonny.
Carly: Really? By following his wife to a bar, waiting until she got drunk enough to know any better, and then dragging her to bed?
Ric: That doesn't even remotely resemble that night. Our night has nothing to do with my intentions towards Sonny.
Carly: You know, I am so sick of that line of bull. And I am so sure that this child that I am carrying is Sonny's that I am willing to stake my marriage on it. And I am going to tell Sonny as soon as he gets home. He's going to know the truth.
Ric: Really? Come on, Carly, you're not that stupid.
Carly: No, I'm not so stupid -- well, he's not going to throw me out, Ric, unless he knows 100% that this baby is not his. So we'll have to wait for an amnio, which is going to take weeks. And by then, you will be dead.
Ric: You're bluffing.
Carly: Try me, Ric. I'm not going to let you take advantage of Sonny the way you took advantage of me. I love him way too much to let that happen.
Ric: Even if it means you lose him in the process?
Carly: Yeah, that's right.
Ric: Even if that means you know that Sonny will kill me?
Carly: I would kill you myself if I didn't think Sonny would do it cleaner.
Ric: Ok. Look, I'm --
Ric: I'm sorry.
Ric: I'm sorry. Look, you're -- you're a very passionate woman, and I -- I never meant to hurt you in any way.
Ric: It's --
Ric: It just got out of hand --
Carly: You shouldn't have been, Ric. You shouldn't have hurt me. You shouldn't have blackmailed me. You shouldn't have done a whole lot of other things!
Ric: All right, all right. There's -- there's another way to handle this, ok?
Carly: No, mine works just fine, thank you. And as soon as you're dead, I can forget that you existed.
Ric: No, I'll resign. Carly, I'll resign. I'll move back to Manhattan. You know, that way I'll be out of yours and Sonny's lives for good, ok? You don't have to tell Sonny anything. How does that work? Is that ok?
Carly: That doesn't work because I don't trust you.
Ric: Well, trust this -- I don't want to die. Just give me another chance, ok? Please?
Carly: I'm going to work right now, Ric. And if when I get home from work Sonny tells me that you've resigned as his attorney and you are moving out of town, fine. If you are still here, I'm telling Sonny the truth. It's your call.
Luke: Nikolas, assisted by Baldwin. This was a restraining order keeping me from your mother. If I so much as even call the clinic in London, I'm arrested for endangering her health, harassment, anything else they can tack on.
Lucky: You know what? Nikolas warned me about you, but he didn't mention this.
Luke: Yeah, of course he didn't. He's working you.
Lucky: I know Nikolas. He just really believes he's doing a good thing, being a good son. He's acting in our best interest for our mother.
Luke: He's not acting in her best interest. He's trying to keep me away from her because he hates me.
Lucky: I'm not going into this whole Cassadine vs. Spencer again, Dad. You know what? The whole thing is just sick. Who did the most damage? Who is justified? Who wasn't? You know what? I'm done with it. You know what? I'm tired of treating my brother like he's an enemy again.
Luke: He is the enemy. He's trying to keep me from Laura. Now, are you going to fight beside me or not?
Nikolas: Let her go. Thank you. Hello, Summer.
Summer: This was never a part of our deal. I agreed to date Luke and distract him from Laura, but never did I agree that you could have me manhandled anytime you felt like a private interview.
Nikolas: If you don't want to visit Windermere again, you'd best pay attention. Now, I've told you once before, Summer, Lucky is off-limits. From now on, you focus solely on Luke, or the other part of our deal goes away for good.
Nikolas: I found your brother, Summer. And I will tell you where he is as long as you keep your end of the bargain -- which shouldn't be too hard for you, considering you told me you like Luke.
Summer: Nikolas, I'm not the problem. Luke is. He's desperately in love with his wife. I mean, I thought we were making headway, ok? We went dancing. I went by his club to follow up -- everything. He's not interested. He is only determined to go visit Laura.
Nikolas: It will not happen, Summer. Luke has been served with a restraining order. He is allowed nowhere near Laura.
Summer: Why are you so determined to keep a man who loves your mother away from her?
Nikolas: Because he hurts her. He always hurts her. He warped her mind. She's now catatonic. That's why. Look, Summer, I don't want to punish Luke, ok? I want him to have a happy and a good life -- all that -- as long as he leaves my mother alone. And that is where you come in. You have distracted him once. Now, do it again.
Summer: I tried.
Nikolas: I don't care. Try harder. This time you'll leave Lucky out of it. If he comes near you, you cut him off. You make it harsh enough to guarantee that he won't come back. Agreed? You have a lot at stake here, Summer.
Summer: Fine. I cut Lucky off. I concentrate on Luke.
Nikolas: Ok. Only Luke. That's the deal. You want to find your brother? Luke gets your undivided attention.
[Knock on door]
Luke: Ah, come in.
Luke: This is what Baldwin dropped off -- or what's left of it.
Dara: Well, after you called, I went to the court, and that restraining order is legal. And since you're divorced from Laura now, there's absolutely nothing you can do to fight it.
Luke: Well, what about Lucky? Nikolas got guardianship over Laura because he's her son. Doesn't he have that right?
Lucky: Wait, wait. You want me to challenge Nikolas?
Luke: Yes, I do. Are you in or not?
Carly: Um -- I may have gotten a reprieve. I saw Ric, and I warned him that I was going to tell Sonny everything, and he backed down. He said he's going to leave town.
Courtney: And you believed him? I don't know, Carly. I -- I think that you should stick to your original plan. Just tell the truth and get it over with.
Carly: The worst part isn't knowing that Sonny's going to find out about me and Ric. It's knowing how much I'm going to be hurting him. It's going to rob him of any joy and hope that he has about this baby, and I don't want to do that to Sonny. I'm just hoping that Ric's going to back down, he's going to leave town, and Sonny's never going to have to know.
Faith: Well, when I arranged this meeting, it was supposed to have been after Sonny was taken down. So we were going to discuss what parts of his territory I was getting.
Sammy: That's not going to happen.
Faith: Yeah, I know it's not going to happen, Sammy. And you know why it's not
going to happen? Because you and your buddies fell for that pathetic bluff
Sonny pulled. God, he walks in here, and he cocks his head and gives you a
little steel-eyed gaze, and you all go running for the door like a bunch of
Sammy: If I remember correctly, you were the one who went out the door.
Faith: Listen, Sonny had to pull that bluff. You know why? Because he is scared. He's weak, and he knows that I know it. Now, we can still take him down. We can still take apart his organization.
Sammy: Damn, you're good, Faith. Crazy, but good.
Faith: You know what? Listen to me. He just lost two of his key people. Nothing is the same!
Sammy: Sonny Corinthos is the same as he's always been -- smart and deadly.
Faith: You know what? He is finished. I came this close to killing him myself.
Sammy: But you couldn't pull it off. You're nothing, Faith. But you are a nice-looking nothing. Money gets tight, you come by. You keep me company some night. I like a little fruitcake every once in a while.
Faith: Go to hell.
Sammy: Try a little respect, girl. You'll live longer.
Faith: I will teach you about respect. I will teach all of you.
Sonny: Comfortable, Ric? Well, the way you're sitting with the glass in your hand and everything.
Ric: Oh -- no. I was -- I decided not to.
Sonny: Good, good, because I want you sober. Is Carly around?
Ric: She went to -- she went to the club already. Everything go off with the meeting fine? No complications?
Sonny: Yeah, it did.
Ric: Well, good, because I -- I wanted to talk to you about my -- my future employment. Look, Sonny, I want you to know that I have the utmost respect for you, for your organization.
Ric: I wouldn't want you to think that everything that you've done for me I don't appreciate --
Sonny: We got more important things to discuss right now, Ric, than your legal services. Ah. It's about time you -- you got what's coming to you.
Ric: Look, Sonny, I don't know what -- I don't know what you've heard --
Sonny: Well, I tell you, I only heard what you told me. You've been jonesing at a chance to prove yourself. Here it is. I'm tired of Faith. Tired of Faith. You're going to kill her for me.
On the next "General Hospital" --
Lucky: I signed everything over to Nikolas.
Luke: You sold your mother out to a Cassadine.
Courtney: You'll have to tell Sonny.
Carly: He needs the truth.
Faith: Sonny Corinthos has humiliated me for the last time.
Sonny: Faith Rosco needs to be removed.
Ric: My weapons are my words and numbers --
Sonny: You saying no to me?
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