General Hospital Transcript Thursday 7/24/03
Proofread by Alicia
>> Previously on "General Hospital" --
Stefan: Are you asking for my help?
Zander: You're incredible.
Lydia: All that pent-up anger -- it'd be a shame to waste it.
Elizabeth: Rot in here for all I care.
Ric: Elizabeth, please!
Sonny: Arrange for me to be in the same room with my wife, or I will order you killed!
Alcazar: I'm going to give you what you want -- a reunion with your husband.
Zander: Hey. How long have you been up?
Emily: Just a little while.
Zander: Did you sleep well?
Emily: The best I have since the last time you spent the night. I'm so glad you stayed.
Zander: I don't know why I wouldn't. I'm glad you told me that we can make love.
Emily: Oh, Zander, I was being selfish. I wanted to feel alive, the way only you make me. But now I'm thinking that maybe just spending the night in your arms and waking up beside you is the best medicine of all.
Zander: That's good because I was about to ask how would you feel --
Zander: About making this asleep/awake thing a little more permanent?
Lydia: You, my personal prince, are an amazing lover.
Nikolas: Good morning, Lydia.
Lydia: And it is, too. Oh, look. I was wondering where this got to. I'm surprised it didn't end up on the ceiling or dangling from a lampshade. I hope you realize now what you've been denying us all this time.
Lydia: You're not listening.
Nikolas: It's just I'm right in the middle of something right now.
Stefan: Oh, I'm sorry. I need the Singapore numbers, Nikolas. I tried to get them last night, but someone had bolted the door.
Nikolas: I did. I was in a private meeting and didn't want to be disturbed.
Lydia: Very private.
Ric: Why did you come back?
Jason: Max, just keep looking, ok? Everything you find out, whether you think it's important or not, just call me. All right. Thanks.
Courtney: Still no word from Sonny?
Jason: No. How's Michael?
Courtney: He's worried. It scares him that his daddy took off in the middle of the night and didn't say goodbye.
Jason: Damn it, I don't understand why Sonny hasn't called yet.
Courtney: Maybe Alcazar took him straight to Carly.
Jason: Or maybe this whole thing was a trap.
Carly: I'm sure that you know that Alcazar is setting up a meeting between me and my husband. He's probably on his way right now, so I need you to get some things for me.
Man: Are you up to something?
Carly: Are you slow? I just told you that my husband is coming. I haven't seen him in weeks, so I intend to look good for the first time we see each other. I need a few things. So please, I mean, Iím sure Alcazar made some provisions. A decent dress, some makeup, some perfume.
Man: You know, this is a boat. It's not a shopping mall.
Carly: Oh. Oh, oh, ok, so just -- I just want to make sure I understand this. Are you refusing to do this for me?
Man: You know, I didn't say that. But I was wondering, if I get you what you want, what's in it for me?
Carly: Well, I guess we won't know unless you come through. But I will tell you this -- it's a very, very important day for me, and if you do this for me, I will be indebted to you.
Carly: Don't forget the perfume.
Sonny: We've been flying half the night, first in one direction and then the other. We could be 500 miles from Port Charles, 5,000 miles. Can we just stop this now? When do I get to see my wife?
Alcazar: There's something I need from you first.
Sonny: Ok, that was not the deal. You run your first shipment through my docks after I see Carly, not before.
Alcazar: This isn't about drugs.
Sonny: Oh, ok. What's it about?
Alcazar: I want you to kill Ric Lansing.
Emily: I'm not sure what you mean. Permanent how?
Zander: Permanent like moving in together.
Emily: You and me?
Zander: No, the couple that lives across the street. Yes, of course you and me.
Emily: Ok, well, where would we live?
Zander: Well, I -- Iíve given this a little bit of thought, and -- who am I kidding? I've been thinking about this night and day. Look, ok, ok, Jakeís doesn't work because it's too small and it's too noisy. And although your family, I'm sure, would love to see me every morning at breakfast time, you know, I think we need to get something all new, just for us.
Emily: Oh, you're serious.
Zander: Yeah. What do you think?
Emily: Uh --
[knock on door]
Zander: Tell them to go away.
Emily: Who is it?
Ned: It's Ned. I just wanted to remind you that Brooke Lynnís coming today and there's a family dinner tonight.
Emily: Brooke Lynn is Nedís daughter.
Zander: Yeah, I know.
Emily: I heard you. I'll be right there.
Ned: No need. I just wanted to make sure you knew. Oh, and, Zander, you might want to show up at the office sometime today. We don't want work to pile up. Bye, kids.
Zander: See what Iím talking about? It's impossible.
Emily: Oh, ok. Privacy is at a definite premium around here.
Zander: Come on, Em, it'd be great. We'd be the last faces we see before we fall asleep together every night, the first faces we wake up to. I don't know about you, but that would be just about the most amazing way for me to start my day.
Emily: Oh, that sounds wonderful, Zander, but --
Zander: Ok, ok, just hear me out.
Zander: I know your family will probably flip out in the next week, but after so much time, you know, I think Iíve figured out how to handle them. We don't have to move far, you know. Move someplace right by the hospital and -- and -- Em, I swear to you, I'll take the best care of you.
Emily: Oh, Zander, I know. You already do.
Zander: Ok. Let me do it all the time. Let me be that dose of medicine that makes you feel so alive.
Emily: I'd love to live with you. Oh.
Zander: You won't be sorry.
Emily: Not a chance.
Nikolas: This is the first half of the Singapore report. The rest is in the library. I'll go get it.
Stefan: Oh, no rush.
Nikolas: That's not how it sounded when you came in.
Stefan: Well, I'm accustomed to going anywhere I please in this house. Now, with the addition of your lovely presence, I suppose I'll have to check that instinct. Forgive me if I've interrupted.
Nikolas: You didn't. I'll go get it.
Lydia: Who'd have thought it? He's shy.
Stefan: "Discreet" would be more accurate.
Lydia: Well, aren't you going to congratulate me?
Stefan: I think I'll hold off until you've actually accomplished something other than a night Nikolas looks back on with regret.
Lydia: Relax. Men don't just settle for one night with me. Nikolas is hooked.
Stefan: You're quite sure of yourself, aren't you?
Lydia: It's not arrogance if it's justified.
Stefan: Alexis. I'm ready to move on that matter we discussed concerning Nikolas.
Elizabeth: You know, the police are still looking for you.
Ric: Well, I imagine if you'd told them where I was, they'd have come right after you. Thank you.
Elizabeth: Nothing I'm doing is about you anymore. It's about me and trying to understand why I keep making such horrible mistakes. You know, I couldn't sleep last night. I tossed and turned while I relived every lying moment that I ever spent with you.
Ric: Elizabeth, the way I felt about you --
Elizabeth: Just shut up and listen! So I decided to come back to the source to take another good, long look at you. I want to search your eyes and see if I can find the Elizabeth who fell in love with you. Because I -- I want to remember how she felt. I want to grab that feeling and hold onto it for the rest of my life, that Iíll be able to recognize it, see it coming, guard against it, and make sure that I never let anything like you happen to me again.
Sonny: I thought you and Ric were tight.
Alcazar: We got along.
Sonny: Why have him killed?
Alcazar: Ric knows too much -- about me, about the way I conduct my business, about my brother. And he's not exactly trustworthy.
Sonny: Neither am I. You've given up an awful lot telling me that.
Alcazar: I'm just tying up loose ends. And no offense, but I don't need to worry about you anymore now that Iím in possession of your wife. I want to conduct my business worry-free. That means Ric has to die. Any information he has goes with him.
Sonny: Nice and neat.
Alcazar: That's the point, isn't it?
Sonny: Why me?
Alcazar: Well, see, now that's the part I enjoy most -- the irony. You killed my brother.
Sonny: That wasn't me.
Alcazar: Well, not exactly, but let's not get into semantics. You're the reason he's dead. Luis would have never come to Port Charles if he hadn't been obsessed with Brenda and getting rid of everybody she ever loved. So it's only fitting that your brother should die, too, by your hand, on your order. See? Irony. Make the call.
Sonny: Tell me why you're leaving something out. If you took Carly from Ric, why isn't he dead already?
Alcazar: Well, things didn't go the way Iíd hoped. In their haste to get Carly out of Ric's house, my men mistakenly left Ric for dead. I sent them to General Hospital to finish the job. By then, he was gone. Since the police are still looking for him, my guess is Jason must have grabbed him first.
Alcazar: Well, then this conversation could be mute. Jason's been wanting Ric dead for a long time. I'm sure he took the first opportunity that presented itself.
Alcazar: Let's make sure. It's your choice, Corinthos. I've no problem turning this plane around, but I was under the impression you wanted to see your wife. Call Jason. Find out if Ric is dead. If he says no, make him that way. Now.
Courtney: You don't think Alcazar would kill Sonny, do you?
Jason: Killing Sonny wouldn't serve Alcazar's purposes right now.
Courtney: Unless Sonny refuses to follow orders.
Sonny: It's me.
Jason: Sonny, where are you?
Sonny: I need you to carry out an order.
Sonny: If you haven't already, get rid of Ric.
Jason: Sonny, wait a minute. What's happening? Is this Alcazar talking or you?
Sonny: Just do it.
Courtney: What's happening?
Jason: Sonny gave me an order.
Courtney: Wait, Jason, what are you going to do?
Jason: Give him what he wants.
Lydia: Here's a hint. It rhymes with Lydia.
Nikolas: Are you following me?
Lydia: Looking for you. There's a difference. I didn't realize you were leaving the island today.
Nikolas: Yeah, I do that sometimes.
Lydia: I wish you'd said something. I had a whole day planned.
Nikolas: Some of us actually work, Lydia, or try to.
Lydia: Well, you have a wedding coming up that will bring you so much money, you'll never have to work again.
Nikolas: That may be your idea of a good time, but it's not mine.
Lydia: Oh, stop being so grumpy and come with me today. We can meet with the wedding coordinator, visit some churches, have a late lunch. Ok. Better yet, we'll skip lunch altogether, and we can go back to Wyndemere and pick up where we left up. I happen to remember the exact place.
Nikolas: That's not a good idea.
Lydia: You're right. Secret passageways, well-meaning uncles, nosy servants. Plan B -- we'll take a long drive in the country, and we'll find a cozy, private spot all to ourselves.
Nikolas: No, no, Lydia. How many different ways do I have to say it? I don't want to.
Lydia: What on earth is wrong with you? Last night, you were so hot for me, we didn't even make it out of the study. And you want me now.
Nikolas: You know what the problem is, Lydia? You. You're not Emily. I had sex with you because I couldn't make love to her. Is that clear enough for you?
Lydia: Why are you being so cruel?
Nikolas: I'm just being honest. Ok, I'm sorry if it hurts your feelings, but you need to know where I stand with this. I may be marrying you, but Emily has my heart. Always will.
Lydia: And enter Ophelia.
Alexis: I'm not proud of that.
Stefan: Well, take comfort in the fact that it was necessary. You've given me everything I need to ensure that Nikolas won't ruin this family with an impetuous heart.
Alexis: God forbid. I hate doing this behind his back.
Stefan: Your objection is duly noted.
Alexis: Have you noticed that the blood in your veins has turned to ice?
Stefan: Somebody around here has to be ruled by pragmatism.
Alexis: It's absolutely seamless. Unbelievable. You can now manipulate Nikolas without any effort showing at all.
Stefan: I'm making a choice that he would eventually make for himself. There's no time to allow him to process his way to the same conclusion.
Alexis: What if you're wrong? What if, left to his own devices, Nikolas would choose happiness over his almighty family?
Stefan: Well, we'll never know, will we?
Alexis: I know you love him, so why are you forcing him to break his own heart?
Stefan: Of all people, I shouldn't have to remind you that when it comes to family, desperate times call for desperate measures. Isn't that why you've been impersonating a butler, why you asked for my help in regaining custody of your daughter?
Alexis: That doesn't mean that I approve of any of this. And by the way, I do not want a repeat of what happened to Summer done in the name of my daughter.
Stefan: If you don't have the stomach for the way I get results, don't come to me for help. Now, I promise you will have Kristina, but I need the freedom to act. I don't want any breast-beating or 11th hour regrets from you. If you can't promise me that you're committed 100%, I need to know now.
Man: Now, the boss has other stuff, but this seemed like what you said you wanted.
Carly: Wow. Well, if you ever want off this tub, you could have a career as a personal shopper at Wyndham's. What about the perfume? Did you bring it?
Carly: It's perfect. Thank you.
Alcazar: Carly must be an extraordinary woman.
Alcazar: Well, I'm surprised a man in your position would allow himself such an obvious Achilles heel.
Sonny: I didn't get a choice.
Alcazar: Carly was irresistible. You know who you remind me of? My brother. A woman can bring down a strong man faster than anything. We're ready to land. A chopper will pick us up, take us to see Carly. If all goes well and your man Jason knows how to follow orders, you may actually get to see your wife soon.
Ric: I hate that I've done this to you.
Elizabeth: Oh, no, no. No, you see, Iíve done this to myself. I am 0-3 now, and I'm trying to figure out exactly what is wrong with me and why do I feel the need to fix damaged men. Why would I ever want to? It just doesn't make sense to me.
Ric: Why are you beating yourself up about this? You did nothing wrong. That was me. All you did was love me.
Elizabeth: Like the fool I am.
Ric: No. You are open and you are kind and you are trusting, and I took unforgivable advantage of that. Elizabeth, the person that you believed that I could become was a beautiful gift, and I threw it away. I trashed it like it was nothing, like it was something that came along every day instead of something that should have been cherished with all of my heart. I should have protected our love with everything that I have got. And the fact that I didn't makes me the bad person, not you. Elizabeth, please, you did not fail. Not once. It was your love and your faith that mattered to me in the end. It's the reason that I let Carly go even though I knew what the consequences would be.
Elizabeth: Gosh, you -- you are so convincing. I mean, even after everything I know to be true, I could almost believe you.
Ric: Why don't you just go?
Elizabeth: I --
Ric: Just go.
Elizabeth: I really am sick, huh? Hmm.
Ric: Please just go. I don't know what -- I don't know what's going to happen, but I can guarantee it's not going to be pretty, and I don't want you to be here for that.
Elizabeth: Well, you don't have to be here, either.
Ric: What do you mean?
Elizabeth: Do you have someplace you can go?
Ric: You're letting -- you're going to help me get away?
Elizabeth: What kind of person would I be if I just left you here for Sonny to torture and eventually kill? Now, do you have someplace you can go? Oh, God, it's Jason.
Ric: Thanks, anyway. No, no, Elizabeth, you need to get out of here. Please, just go. You need to hide. Don't let Jason see you here.
Elizabeth: Jason, don't!
Elizabeth: Oh, God --
Jason: Elizabeth, what the hell are you doing here?
Elizabeth: Ric --
Jason: You can't be here.
Elizabeth: You bastard. You bastard!
Jason: Elizabeth, I got to get you out -- whoa, Elizabeth --
Elizabeth: No, Ric, Ric. No, wait --
Jason: I got to get you out of here.
Elizabeth: Ric! Ric!
Lydia: Let her go, Nikolas.
Nikolas: You stay out of this.
Lydia: Will you just think it through? You catch up with Emily, and then what? You bend to one knee and ask her to marry you? Are you prepared to pay the consequences? I mean that literally, Nikolas. Billions of dollars gone. I'm broke, your family's ruined. But, hey, by all means, if it makes you feel better, go bare your soul. But be prepared to have your heart stomped.
Gia: Emily, what's wrong?
Emily: I -- I just -- I can't believe it.
Gia: What happened?
Emily: I just -- I just heard Nikolas tell his fiancťe that he has feelings for me.
Gia: Nikolas has always loved you.
Emily: Yeah, as a friend or as a little sister, but this was different, Gia.
Gia: Well, what about you? Do you have feelings for Nikolas?
Emily: I love Zander.
Gia: That's not what I asked. What do you feel for Nikolas?
Emily: Too much.
Skye: Well, you've had quite a day -- signing papers that award you full custody of one daughter, and now you're getting a visit from the other one.
Ned: Mm-hmm. Long overdue. Brooke hasn't even seen her little sister yet.
Skye: Oh, don't worry. Brooke Lynn will adore Kristina. Who doesn't?
Ned: Well, that's true.
Skye: Ok, so I have a picnic planned for the four of us down by the lake, and then I thought that Iíll take Brooke Lynn on a shopping spree. You know, there's this great new store that just opened up, and I really want --
Ned: Skye, Skye, check yourself.
Skye: Check what?
Ned: I really need to spend some alone time with Brooke. It's been almost six weeks since Iíve seen her.
Ned: Excuse me. Hello? Hi. I was just talking about you. Oh. Why not? Oh, no, no. I understand. Well, some other time. Yeah. Of course. Have fun. I love you, too.
Skye: She's not coming?
Ned: She's doing Puerto Vallarta with Lois. Something about a singer's video, wrap party on a yacht.
Skye: What a brat, choosing a Mexican cruise and a rock star over a sailboat ride with daddy.
Ned: It's just that my daughter is growing up behind my back, and I -- you know, I just don't like that. And I'm not going to let that happen again.
Alexis: I want to know what you're planning to do to Ned and Skye.
Stefan: Well, Skye is immaterial. She has no claim on the child whatsoever. As long as you remain above reproach, she won't be a factor in a court of law. I'll focus my energies on Ned.
Alexis: I want to know what you're going to do.
Stefan: I'll break him, discredit him.
Alexis: The Quartermaines have already tried that.
Stefan: Well, I'm not bound by blood to go easy on Ned. I'll make their tactics look like schoolyard pranks.
Alexis: I hate this. But he's being stubborn and he's being unreasonable and he's trying to steal my daughter, and I want my daughter back.
Stefan: I agree. His behavior is completely unacceptable. Alexis, I will make sure you have sole custody of Kristina and that nothing that I do will ever be traced back to either one of us. All you have to do is give me the go-ahead. Do I have it?
Carly: Excuse me. Um, I was right. I do need your help. Do you mind?
Man: Not at all.
Carly: Can I ask you just something? I realize I might be stuck on this boat for a while, and I thought it would be nice, you know, if I got scared if I had someone that I could turn to? Don't -- please don't tell Alcazar, but I really hate boats. They have this tendency to sink, you know.
Man: Nothing's going to happen.
Carly: You don't know that. That's why they're called accidents.
Man: Even if something did go wrong, you wouldn't drown. There's a lifeboat and motor each side, mid deck.
Carly: Oh. Ok, well, I feel a little bit better now. I guess -- can you get the rest of that?
Carly: Ok. So, how do I look?
Man: You look amazing.
Carly: Thanks. You should probably go now, though. Oh, one more thing real quick. I wanted to know --
Man: Ah --
Zander: What do you know about Bayberry Street?
Gia: It's on the west side. Why?
Zander: Well, there's an apartment in here that looks pretty good. The rent's even doable.
Gia: You're moving? I thought you liked it at Jakeís.
Zander: Yeah, but it's not really Emilyís style.
Zander: The crazy girl agreed to move in with me.
Gia: She did?
Zander: This morning. We're meeting here, and we're going to take a look at some places today.
Gia: Emily's gone.
Zander: What do you mean, she's gone? She was here?
Gia: I shouldn't have said anything. Surprise. I've got a big mouth.
Zander: Gia, something obviously happened. Tell me what.
Gia: Look, ask Emily, ok?
Zander: No, Gia, Iím asking you.
Gia: Zander, look, this should be between you and your girlfriend. I really don't want to be in the middle, ok?
Zander: Gia, please, please, as a friend, ok? Tell me what you know.
[knock on door]
Emily: Who is it?
Nikolas: It's me.
Nikolas: You heard what I said to Lydia.
Emily: I have your heart? Is it true?
Elizabeth: All right, just get your hands off of me.
Jason: Just calm down.
Elizabeth: No, I will not calm down, and Iím not staying here. I'm calling the police. Ok, Jason --
Jason: You're not going anywhere.
Elizabeth: Get your hands off.
Jason: Elizabeth, what's wrong with you, showing up to Ric after everything he's done to you?
Courtney: What's going on?
Elizabeth: Your boyfriend here -- he just emptied his gun into my husband.
Alcazar: You're fired. Leave the boat immediately and don't come back or you're dead. Look at you, all dressed up. And where were you going?
Carly: Away from here. I'm sorry. I'm not a very good captive.
Alcazar: I don't understand how you could be leaving after all I've done to arrange this meeting with your husband. Not to mention what he had to sacrifice to be here.
Carly: Oh, sacrifice? That's code for what, hmm?
Alcazar: Yes. You're positive? Good. Keep an eye out. For future reference, just in case you were to manage to get to the lifeboat, the yacht would have overtaken you before you got too far, and I also have people on the shore.
Carly: What exactly is it that you made Sonny sacrifice to save me?
Alcazar: Nothing too valuable. Only his brother.
Lydia: I was wrong. This isn't going to work after all.
Stefan: Of course it will.
Lydia: I have been humiliated enough, thank you. I have no desire to be left standing at the altar like some bad clichť.
Stefan: That won't happen.
Lydia: You can't predict what Nikolas will do. I don't even think he can. Nikolas is head over heels for that tiresome, boring girl. His feelings run so deep, he slept with me just to vent them.
Stefan: Don't worry. Nikolas has a tender streak. He gets it from his mother. Fortunately, Laura didn't raise him. You see, Nikolas has been steeped in Cassadine tradition. He understands family and honor. And once you're married, that foundation will overrule any crush he has on Emily.
Lydia: You'd better be right. I'm betting my whole life on this.
Stefan: Well, the only thing that's changed is the timeline. We can't wait until November. You and Nikolas must be married as soon as possible. Here's how.
Nikolas: I'm really -- I'm really sorry, Em. I didn't think there was any way you'd overhear what I said to Lydia.
Emily: Why'd you say it?
Nikolas: Because -- because she was getting on my nerves, you know, and I just -- I wanted my space. I wanted her away from me. It could've been anyone's name, you know? Just fill in the blank. It just -- it happened to be yours.
Emily: Yeah. I don't believe you.
Nikolas: Emily, you love Zander. You're finally back together. You need to protect that.
Emily: No, Nikolas, that's why we're in this situation -- because I was trying to protect Zander. Now I just want the truth.
Nikolas: Ok. I think you already know.
Gia: I never should have promised Emily Iíd stay beside you when she was off doing her far-far-better thing with Nikolas. What did it get me, anyway?
Zander: Gia, I realize that, ok? But please tell me what happened.
Gia: Ok. You're not going to like it.
Zander: Yeah, I get that.
Gia: Emily heard Nikolas tell that Lydia person that he has feelings for her.
Zander: What was her reaction?
Gia: From what I could tell, she was surprised.
Zander: Well, did you talk to her?
Gia: A little.
Zander: What's your read? What did she say? Did she say anything?
Gia: I think Emily might have feelings for Nikolas, too.
Skye: Ned, the important thing is that you let Brooke Lynn know that you are there for her and that you love her. Now, we both know how valuable that is since we both never had it.
Ned: Thanks. Sounds like pretty good advice.
Skye: Really? Do I get a prize?
Ned: I'll give you a prize.
Skye: What'd you have in mind?
Ned: How about the world's cutest baby?
Skye: Oh. Oh.
Ned: Coming right at you.
Skye: There she is. Hi, precious. Hi. Hi, sweetness.
Skye: Oh, what's the matter, huh? Honey?
Ned: There you go.
Alexis: Stefan, it's me. Do whatever you have to do.
Jason: I found Elizabeth at Ricís.
Elizabeth: He killed Ric, Courtney. He killed him, and I saw it. He shot him, and then he dragged me into the back seat of a car. He locked me in while he and Max -- he wrapped -- they wrapped Ric up in this plastic, and they threw him in the trunk, and -- God, Jason, I know he's done terrible things, but he did not deserve this! Ok, he didn't deserve this.
Jason: Elizabeth saw what she had to. You know that.
Elizabeth: Wait a minute. You knew? You -- both of you are sick. You're sick, you know that? You're sick. I've got to get out of here.
Ric: Elizabeth, wait.
Alcazar: You know what this means. You should commend Jason on his efficiency.
Sonny: Would you leave us alone?
Alcazar: Enjoy yourself.
Sonny: It's ok.
Sonny: Hey. How are you and the baby? Huh?
Carly: We're fine. We're fine. How are you?
Sonny: I'm good, I'm good.
Carly: Oh, Sonny, Iíve been dreaming of this.
Sonny: Yeah, me, too.
Carly: Just hold me. Hold me so tight.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Nikolas: What I said to Lydia is true. I fell in love with you.
Stefan: Your marriage must take place immediately.
Ric: Please don't give up on me.
Elizabeth: I will never come back to you.
Sonny: You got to trust me that Iím going to bring you home.
Sonny: I'm taking you out.
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