General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 7/16/03
Proofread by Alicia
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Dillon: Go back to that lunatic asylum you call home, because I am just fine right here!
Emily: Nikolas --
Courtney: Michael trusts you. I trust you, too.
Lorenzo: Keep Elizabeth happy, because if she finds anything about what we're doing, I'll have to make sure she keeps quiet.
Carly: She saw me, Ric! You have to let me go now!
Zander: So you ready for your support group?
Emily: Oh, I'm looking forward to it. You know, chemo gets a little bit tougher each time, but the women in that room, they've been through it themselves. They know what it feels like.
Zander: So you can talk about your chemo?
Emily: I don't know. The first meeting, I mostly sat in the sidelines, and I know Iím going to get more out of it if I actually tell them what Iím going through, but I don't know if Iím ready.
Zander: Well, do not pressure yourself, ok? If it feels right, then do it. If not, just --
Emily: Wait until next time.
Zander: Whatever happens, I will be right here waiting for you when you get done.
Emily: How'd you get to be so wonderful?
Zander: I had an amazing inspiration.
Emily: I mean it, Zander. You have been so understanding through all of this, even when you found out that Iíd been hiding the truth from you for weeks.
Zander: No, none of that stuff matters. Stop beating yourself up about it. All that matters now is our future.
Emily: Yeah. And I want it to be a very long and very happy one.
Emily: I'll see you later.
Gia: Do you have a minute? This is important.
Georgie: Mr. Quartermaine --
Edward: How did you get in here?
Georgie: Um --
Georgie: Wait, wait, wait. You can't leave Dillon in jail. He does not deserve to be there.
Edward: I gave that boy every chance to apologize, and he threw it back in my face.
Georgie: Dillon was scared.
Edward: Then he'll have to learn his lesson, won't he?
Georgie: Haven't you ever done something crazy for a girl and then regretted it later?
Edward: Dillon has no regrets.
Georgie: Mr. Quartermaine, he's sorry. I know he is. And if you could just make one little phone call, he would be free.
Edward: No, no, no. You see, my grandson insisted on staying in jail. Fine. Well, let him stay in jail. A couple of days in a cell with a riffraff named Bubba will maybe improve his manners.
Ned: You left Dillon in jail? What in God's name is wrong with you?
Scott: A Quartermaine in the cage -- just the way I like it. You think you can do whatever you want because the family will bail you out. I mean, why not goof off? You got access to the get-out-of-jail card, huh?
Dillon: Well, you just got me all figured out, don't you?
Scott: I do. But let me give you a little glimpse of what's down the highway here for you. You keep screwing around and then the blue blood family, they go, "ooh, a lot of trouble, embarrassment." And then they just cut you off. And the next time you get in trouble, you go to prison. You know what they do to punks like you in prison?? Huh?
Dillon: Really, what do you care?
Scott: I don't care. But I care about the paperwork, because it occupies my men's time here when they should be out looking for real criminals like your good-for-nothing worthless cousin Jason. Do you want to end up like him?
Dillon: Oh, I'm sorry. Is that a bad thing? I -- I wouldn't know.
Jason: Just have everything ready. I'm going to be leaving in a couple hours. Thanks.
Courtney: Is there any way you could put off leaving a little longer? I mean, you haven't even seen Michael awake yet, and I think it would be good for him to spend some time with you.
Jason: Well, I'll stay as long as I can.
Courtney: Well, it's probably selfish of me to ask you to fly down.
Jason: No, no, don't be sorry, because I'm not. I needed to see you.
Jason: Hey. Whoa!
Michael: Why did it take you so long?
Jason: I'm sorry. I just --
Michael: I told aunt Courtney I needed to see you so you could tell daddy.
Jason: Tell him what?
Michael: I remembered more things about Ric taking mommy.
Ric: Our life was going to be so perfect, Elizabeth. We were about to get everything that we ever wanted. A happy marriage, a child on the way. We were so close.
Ric: Why did you have to open that door? Why couldn't you have just walked away? Now you know what I've done. You've seen Carly. What am I supposed to do now, Elizabeth? How do I make it stop?
Gia: I came by to offer Emily my support.
Zander: Oh, she just went into her support group.
Gia: Oh, well, maybe I can catch her when she gets out.
Zander: Yeah, she'd appreciate that.
Gia: Oh, you know, it's the least I can do. Zander, I still feel sort of weird about this whole thing.
Gia: Because you and Emily were in love, and there I was stuck in the middle, knowing that she was sick weeks before you did, and I even kept that secret when I saw it was tearing you apart.
Zander: Gia, you didn't do anything wrong.
Gia: That's debatable. All I know is I wouldn't want you to do something like that to me.
Zander: Well, I'm just -- I'm just glad I know the truth, you know?
Gia: She needed you. I told her. I guess it just took her a while to realize it. Anyhow, I'm just really glad she's determined to get well, so -- I'll go.
Zander: Gia, how are you doing?
Gia: Good. Relieved that this whole thing's out in the open, you know? It really took a toll on Emily to hide her feelings.
Zander: Yeah, well, it couldn't have been too easy on you, either.
Gia: Yeah. Well, it's hard to be with someone and pretend that everything's the way you want it to be when you know it's not.
Woman: Everyone in this room has had to struggle with breast cancer. This is a safe place for us to express our feelings about our treatment, our hair loss, pain, relationships with the men in our lives, anything and everything you want to discuss. There's a healing power in expressing those thoughts. So let's get started. Who would like to speak first today? Emily?
Emily: I'd like to tell my story.
Ned: Dillon's a teenager. Why would you leave him in jail overnight?
Edward: The delinquent went on a crime spree, Ned. He stole a motorcycle and he ran off with an underage girl and he had the gall not to show one ounce of remorse when he was caught.
Ned: And of course, your version of the events isn't the least bit biased, is it?
Edward: Go on down to the PCPD. See for yourself. The boy is out of control.
Ned: And do you blame him? My mother dropped him off on our doorstep, like so much excess luggage.
Edward: That makes him Tracyís problem, not mine. Do you know that he was rude and insolent, not just to me, but to Mac and to Scott Baldwin. He needs to learn that his actions have consequences.
Ned: Has it occurred to you that maybe, just maybe Dillonís behavior has something to do with the way he's treated around here?
Edward: Why are you defending him so?
Ned: He's my brother!
Edward: Whom you hardly know.
Ned: My point exactly. His only parent has been my mother. Need I say more?
Edward: Oh, come on. He's lived a life of luxury, Ned.
Ned: Without a proper parent. And now he's living with us, and you have virtually ignored him. Face it, you treat him like he's like a household plant, walking by like you don't even pay attention to him.
Edward: Oh, come on, he is a felon in training. Jason was at the police station today, and you should have seen the look of admiration on Dillonís face. Hmm.
Ned: If Jason stood up to you, you old blowhard, no wonder Dillon cheered! I would have cheered, too!
Edward: Go ahead! Encourage that little criminal in training all you want, for all the good it'll do you, but he is walking down the wrong road. And sooner or later, he is going to turn his back on this family and he's going to walk away and break our hearts just like Jason did.
Georgie: Thanks for defending Dillon.
Ned: I did the best I could. Thank you for being a good friend to him.
Georgie: Yeah, but I wish Mr. Quartermaine weren't so hard on him.
Ned: You know, it's a waste of breath to try to change his mind about anything, especially his family.
Georgie: I know, but Dillonís in jail, and I had to do something.
Ned: Of course you did. From now on, you leave grandfather to me.
Jason: Look, I know your dad told you to work on remembering, right?
Michael: I did work on it. I think of it every day.
Jason: Ok, it's ok, and you've been a great help. I just don't want you to worry too much.
Michael: But I thought of something else, something that Ric said when he took mommy.
Michael: "I'm taking you home."
Jason: That's exactly what he said?
Jason: Did he say whose home?
Michael: "I'm taking you home." Like that.
Jason: You did good. It's a good job. You're a great help. This could help us a lot.
Michael: Are you and daddy going to find mommy?
Jason: We're going to try, buddy.
Michael: Can I come home and help you?
Jason: Do you want to go home?
Michael: Yeah. I miss daddy.
Courtney: Sweetie, your daddy and Jason are going to be busy all the time.
Michael: But I did what daddy said. I'm doing my job. I remembered. Why can't I go home?
Jason: You can. You can go home with me today. You want to?
Jason: Ok. Go tell Leticia to pack up. We'll take off as soon as you're ready to leave.
Courtney: Jason, I didn't tell you because I think he's making it up. He wants to go home, so he's pretending to remember.
Jason: I don't think so.
Ric: Elizabeth, why'd you have to find out?
Lorenzo: Did you honestly believe she wouldn't?
Ric: I was trying to protect her.
Lorenzo: From what? Finding out what kind of man she's married to?
Ric: That would have worked if she'd decided --
Lorenzo: It would have never worked.
Ric: I had every detail planned. The one thing that I didn't have worked out is the fact that you were going to blackmail me.
Lorenzo: Even if I wasn't involved, did you honestly think you could keep this from Elizabeth while Carly had her child, that you could take the baby, kill Carly, and dispose of the body, and Elizabeth would never suspect a thing?
Ric: I love Elizabeth. I was going to give her this child.
Lorenzo: This is about taking Sonny's child. Your love for Elizabeth was secondary.
Ric: No, that's not true.
Lorenzo: You're driven by revenge. Everything you're about is about destroying your brother, Sonny. This is the one chance you had to posses what he loves the most -- Carly and that baby. So you took Carly. To hell with the consequences, right? She can't hear us. And even if she could, it doesn't matter now.
Ric: I never meant to hurt her.
Lorenzo: Too late.
Ric: She's going to recover. She has to.
Lorenzo: And then what? You're going to make her love you again? If she wakes up, she'll hate you, Ric. And she will go on hating you forever.
Emily: After my mother died of breast cancer, I started doing monthly self-examinations. When I discovered the lump, I remember feeling a sense of inevitability, almost like I knew it was going to happen. The fear didn't come until later. I was convinced that I was going to go through everything my mother did no matter what treatment I chose. I should have gone to an oncologist right away and studied all of my options, but instead I decided to try an experimental therapy that had absolutely no track record. I was thinking that it doesn't really matter. I'm going to die anyway. At least this way I won't lose my hair. Finally, my -- my adoptive mother convinced me to -- to go to an oncologist and follow the protocol. But even then, I didn't -- I didn't think I was going to survive. I shut out my friends, most of my family, and even the man I love because -- because I didn't want to burden them. I was -- I was so sure that the cancer would keep spreading, that the doctors would keep cutting out parts of my body, that Iíd get sicker and sicker until I looked 90 years old and finally I died. But -- someone -- someone got through to me. He wouldn't let me give up. He is the one who forced me to come to this group and literally saved my life.
Georgie: Hey. Are you ok?
Dillon: Oh, yeah, I'm good. Real good. So, you here to give me part two of grandfather's lecture?
Ned: He didn't do a good enough job by himself?
Georgie: Dillon, Nedís here to help.
Scott: And you need all the help you can get because the Quartermaine juice only goes so far. Next time you get in trouble, you're going to sit for a while.
Ned: Why don't you lighten up here?
Scott: Because he thinks that the rules don't apply to him.
Ned: He's young. He made a mistake. You remember what it was like to be young. It wasn't that long ago. You don't have to treat him like a hardened criminal.
Scott: He's got a bad attitude.
Ned: Well, considering you're corrupt and incompetent, you really don't have a lot of room to criticize, do you?
Scott: Take him and get out of here.
Dillon: You know, I stole the bike, ok? I'll do my time. I don't care.
Ned: Look, I bailed you out. It's time to go.
Dillon: I really don't want to owe anybody, Ned. Not even you, ok?
Georgie: Wait a minute. Ned's trying to help. I mean, he yelled at your grandfather for leaving you here.
Dillon: I know, I -- I just really don't need your help, ok?
Ned: Well, you got it anyway.
Georgie: Dillon, what is wrong with you?
Dillon: Nothing. Nothing is wrong with me. Can we just -- can we go, please?
Courtney: Michael is so homesick. I mean, he seemed desperate to find something -- anything to bring Carly back.
Jason: I understand why -- why you might not believe him, but I do, and I think Sonny will, too.
Courtney: Ok, well, if it was a real memory, then why didn't Michael think of it before now?
Jason: Michael was traumatized. The doctor said he closed off his mind, so now it makes sense that if he starts remembering things he's going to do it in bits and pieces.
Courtney: Maybe --
Jason: Ric has Carly. "Home" can mean his home or someplace he was taking Carly that's going to be her new home.
Courtney: Yeah, but it's not much to go on.
Jason: I know, but we still need to take Michael back. I mean, it's hard enough for him to be without Carly. He needs to be with Sonny.
Ric: It's all falling apart.
Lorenzo: If you play it right, you can still get what you really want -- revenge against your brother.
Lorenzo: Well, Sonny had no intention of opening up his docks to me. There was never any possibility of partnership. He simply put that out there as bait to get information on Carly.
Lorenzo: So to hell with him. Why do I need Sonny as a partner? I have the means to take over his entire territory.
Ric: Where do I fit in?
Lorenzo: You are going to be holding the keys to the kingdom -- Sonny's baby.
Ric: But what if -- what if they find Carly?
Lorenzo: Well, you make sure they don't. And then once she's had the baby, you'll remove her from the equation. And with Carly gone, Sonny will do whatever he has to do to get his baby back. And that's when you'll lure him in -- lure him into a fatal trap, Ric, and you will get everything you ever really wanted.
Woman: Thanks for telling your story, Emily.
Emily: Oh. Thank you.
Woman: Yeah, that guy that helped you out sounds wonderful. You're lucky to have someone like him in your life.
Emily: Oh, thank you.
Woman: Yeah, bye.
Emily: How long have you been standing here?
Nikolas: Just a few minutes. How did the meeting go?
Emily: Oh, it was good. I got up and told my story. It was a little scary at first, but -- oh -- it felt so good to get it all out.
Nikolas: I guess so. You did great.
Emily: Thanks. I told them all about the guy who dragged me kicking and screaming to the support group, how pushy he was.
Nikolas: Well, I'll take that as a compliment.
Emily: And how much I owe him.
Nikolas: You don't owe me anything. You're the one that found the courage to fight, Emily.
Emily: Uh-uh. I'd given up, Nikolas, until you made me remember all the reasons I had to keep going. We'd have conversations that would last forever, huh?
Emily: One minute Iíd be crying with you, and the next minute you'd be making me laugh. I asked you to be my best friend through all of this, and, you -- you went so far beyond that.
Nikolas: Loved every minute of it.
Emily: I guess what Iím trying to say is that "thank you" doesn't even begin to cover it.
Nikolas: No, it doesn't.
Gia: Hey, there you are. How you feeling?
Emily: Oh, good, good. Thanks.
Gia: Well, it looks like you have a little support team here, so --
Nikolas: Actually, I'm here for a board meeting and I'm running late, so --
Gia: Well, I'll walk with you. Do you need a ride home or anything?
Zander: No, I got it covered.
Nikolas: All right. Bye.
Zander: How was the meeting?
Emily: Hey. I did it. And I got up and I told my story, everything that I've been through, all the people that have helped me. You told me to get up and speak, right, if it felt right, and it did.
Zander: Good. Good, baby.
Zander: Good for you.
Dillon: Here it comes.
Edward: Welcome home, Dillon.
Edward: You know, Ned, I was thinking about that conversation that you and I had, and you were right. I wasn't sensitive enough to Dillonís unique situation in this household, so I took the liberty of calling Tracy.
Dillon: What? What did she say?
Edward: I don't know. I didn't get through to her.
Dillon: Well, did you leave a message?
Edward: Sure, an urgent one, but she hasn't gotten back to me yet.
Dillon: She's probably busy on some business deal or something like that.
Edward: No, no. The maid said she was right there in the hotel suite.
Dillon: Well, she obviously doesn't want to talk to you, then.
Edward: I told her it was a matter concerning you, Dillon.
Dillon: You know, my mother doesn't trust you as far as she can throw you, ok? She knows you hate her.
Edward: Hmm. Such a defense toward a woman who can't be bothered to discuss her son's future, who would rather spend time getting ready for a party than stay for five minutes and talk about the fact that her son has been arrested.
Ned: Grandfather, drop it.
Edward: Tracy taught you nothing. How could she? She lies every time she opens her mouth. She blackmails and she cheats. She has the heart of a viper and the morals of a rattlesnake.
Dillon: You know what? You shut up!
Ned: Hey, Dillon --
Dillon: Ok, you shut up! Don't you dare ever talk about my mother like that again! Do you hear me?
Ric: I can't take Sonny's baby now. What if -- what if Elizabeth wakes up and remembers seeing Carly?
Lorenzo: Maybe she will and maybe she wonít. That's up to you.
Ric: What are you saying?
Lorenzo: It's the only way out. Look at her. So close to death already.
Ric: I can't take this anymore. I can't believe this is happening.
Audrey: Oh. Ric, Iím so sorry. I know how much you love Elizabeth.
Ric: This is all my fault.
Audrey: Oh, don't you say that! Elizabeth has been so happy being with you. No, don't be silly. This embolism -- it just happened out of the blue. There was nothing any of us could have done to prevent it. Now, you must not blame yourself, hmm?
Ric: Yeah, yeah, ok. Maybe you're right.
Audrey: I just wish I could be bringing you better news.
Ric: What do you mean?
Audrey: Well, I just talked to Dr. Tony Jones, and he said that -- well, of course, we won't know until she fully recovers consciousness, but there could be some residual damage.
Ric: What kind of damage?
Audrey: Well, she could have motor, sensory, or memory loss.
Ric: Memory loss?
Audrey: Yes. I mean, it's a possibility, but he did warn that it could be much more extensive.
Audrey: Oh, dear. I'm going to have to take that. I'm sorry. I'll stop in later, all right?
Ric: Thanks for letting me know the prognosis.
Audrey: Mm-hmm. Well, I guess we'll just have to wait and hope for the best, mm-hmm.
Ric: Well, a little memory loss could solve everything.
Emily: Oh. The first time I went to that support group, Zander, I decided in my head that I was going to survive, but there was -- there was something about getting up and telling all of those women --
Zander: Made you believe it.
Emily: Exactly. It was like for the first time, my future seemed real, you know? It was like I could just reach out and touch it. I know it's going to happen, Zander. We're going to have a life together. We're going to get married and have children and travel to all those places we want.
Zander: Well, it doesn't have to be exactly in that order, but yes.
Emily: Travel first, kids later?
Zander: Book it. Go put on a dress.
Zander: I'm going to go get changed.
Zander: And I'm going to take you out and we're going to celebrate, if you feel well enough.
Emily: Yeah. I think I can manage.
Zander: All right. I'll be back.
Zander: See you.
Ned: Don't! Hey, hey, hey!
Dillon: You wrote my mother off years ago because you are a bitter, selfish old man, all right?
Edward: Now, that's enough.
Dillon: No, no, anybody in this house who tries to think for themselves, tries to use their own brain, forget it! They're dropped, kicked out the front door, aren't they? Aren't they?
Ned: Dillon, he's not listening! He's not listening.
Dillon: Oh, so what? So what, so he gets just to just insult anybody he wants? Well, not me!
Edward: I'm your grandfather --
Edward: And I will not stand here while you insult me!
Dillon: Oh, come on! Save it for somebody who cares. The only people who stick around do it for the money. If it weren't for your big fat bank account, you would be all by yourself, and you know it!
Edward: Now, that's enough!
Dillon: Jason did it. Jason is just fine living his own life. Same with my mother. She is a successful business woman, making deals all over the world. She doesn't need you, and you can't handle it, can you?
Edward: There. You see what you're dealing with?
Ned: That went well. Maybe we should have a conversation about our mother.
Dillon: He doesn't care, you know? I mean, he doesn't give her any credit. It's like her accomplishments don't even count.
Ned: She's not a businesswoman.
Dillon: Entrepreneur, whatever.
Ned: I'm not sure she's been entirely honest with you, Dillon.
Dillon: Look, she did the best she could, Ned, ok? I mean, I know her work calls for a lot of attention. I get that. She can't be around every waking minute to take care of me. I understand, ok? I --
Ned: No, there's no work. There's no work. Ok, she might have had a position here, a job there, but nothing that would constitute an honest living.
Dillon: Don't push me, Ned. I lived with her. I know what she does.
Ned: Dillon, I'm telling you the truth.
Dillon: No, you're not! You're not telling me the truth, ok? You're lying to me just like grandfather is!
Ned: When our mother ran off, she wasn't making deals! She's not making deals now. She just told you that.
Dillon: Why is it that everybody in this house has to dis my mom?
Ned: You need to know who you can trust, Dillon!
Dillon: I do know who I can trust, ok? And it's not grandfather and it's not you and it's not anybody living in this looney bin you call home, ok?
Courtney: Did Marco say why Sonny's in the hospital?
Jason: No. He just said he came about an hour ago.
Maxie: Hey, Courtney.
Maxie: Hey. Are you guys here to see Elizabeth?
Jason: What happened to Elizabeth?
Maxie: She just got an emergency surgery for a pulmonary embolism, and she's still unconscious.
Jason: How'd she get a pulmonary embolism?
Maxie: The doctors don't know.
Jason: Ok, would you just mind keeping an eye on Michael while Courtney and I go see her?
Jason: Ok. Hey, buddy, Courtney and I are going to go visit a sick friend. You think you can stay with Maxie until your dad shows up?
Jason: We'll be right back, ok?
Courtney: Hey, what's the matter with Elizabeth?
Jason: I don't know. That's what I got to find out.
Michael: Do you work at the hospital?
Maxie: Actually, I'm a volunteer.
Maxie: Which means I work for free. I pretty much just get people their magazines or books or get them a glass of water if they need it or keep them company --
Maxie: It's just something that keeps me busy.
Gia: Nikolas, how was your board meeting?
Nikolas: Oh, it got canceled.
Gia: Why don't you just admit you came here to see Emily?
Nikolas: What? I knew she had her support group today, and I was the one who encouraged her to go, so, yes, I wanted to see how she was doing.
Gia: Because you care about her.
Nikolas: She's one of my closest friends.
Gia: The last time we talked, it was obvious that your feelings go a lot deeper than that.
Nikolas: She's in love with Zander, Gia.
Gia: Yeah, and vice versa. So leave it alone, because if you don't, it's completely unfair to Zander.
Zander: Hi. Wow.
Emily: I look ok?
Zander: You look -- oh, wow.
Emily: Oh, Zander.
Zander: You look amazing.
Emily: Well, wait until Iím done with the chemo and I've got my energy back. Then we can go out and really celebrate.
Zander: It is marked on my calendar.
Zander: My gosh.
Monica: Hi, Zander.
Emily: Are you all right?
Monica: Well, I just got the latest results from your blood work.
Emily: Is something wrong?
Monica: Well, they're going to take you off chemo.
Emily: Ok. That's good, right?
Zander: She getting better?
Monica: Not exactly. It's having a bad effect on you, Emily. It's actually breaking down your immune system. But if you do go off chemo, then --
Emily: The cancer could spread.
Dillon: Mom? Hey. Hey. It's me. Yeah, I don't mean to bother you or anything. I just want to say hi. Oh, no, I'm good. No -- no, I'm not so good. Things have been kind of hard for me lately. I wish you were here. Ok. Oh, yeah, you need to -- no, go to your thing. Go to your thing. I'll -- I'll talk to you later. Ok. Bye.
Jason: This doesn't feel right. You know, Elizabethís always been healthy. But she marries Ric, and a few weeks later, she's in a coma?
Courtney: Maxie said they don't know what caused it.
Jason: Well, the embolism didn't come out of nowhere. Ric must have done something to her.
Courtney: I'm going to go find a doctor and see if I can get more information on her condition.
Faith: My, my, look who we have here. I thought you and Elizabeth were mortal enemies. Battle of the homecoming queens and all that.
Courtney: Ok, you are only staying at my brother's house so the feds will continue searching for Carly.
Faith: And your point would be?
Courtney: My point is Michael is home and you are not his mother or his friend, so you will be moving out immediately.
Maxie: Ok, I'll be right back, ok, Michael?
Maxie: Hey, Iím babysitting.
Ric: Hey, Michael -- whoa! Whoa! Whoa! What's the matter? Whoa! Take it easy!
Michael: You took mommy!
Ric: Take it ea--
Michael: I saw you!
Jason: Elizabeth, you got to stay away from Ric. He's been lying to you all along. And if you stay with him, he's going to kill you.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Emily: I need to breathe while I still can.
Zander: How am I going to get her through this?
Georgie: It still hurts to find out you're not a priority with your own mother.
Jason: Your wife's heart stopped.
Carly: Something's wrong.
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