General Hospital Transcript Friday 8/15/03
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Proofread by Bri
Ned: Thank you.
Alexis: Would it be all right if I sat down and talked to you for a minute?
Ned: Please do. But you should know that I'm expecting Skye any minute.
Alexis: Do you honestly not realize that Skye is using you to get access to Kristina? Well, ask yourself, do you think she would still be hanging around with you if she knew that Sonny was the biological father?
Ned: Speaking of Sonny, I heard he just managed to get his wife back. Kidnapping can't be too good for a pregnant woman or the unborn child that she's carrying. But then again, if Sonny really cared about the welfare of his wife and children, he'd get out of the crime business, wouldn't he? And I don't see him getting out of the business any time soon.
Alexis: If you have a point, why don't you go ahead and make it?
Ned: Do you really think Kristina would be better off in Sonny's custody than in mine? Because at this point, that's the only option you have left.
Alexis: Do you want me to tell Sonny that Kristina is his daughter?
Nikolas: Why would anyone do that to your face?
Stefan: Our creditors know that you and Lydia won't receive the full inheritance until you produce a child.
Nikolas: We're making the interest payments.
Stefan: We're delaying the inevitable, Nikolas. They also know that we need the Karenin fortune to meet our obligations. They're starting to wonder if we'll ever get the money.
Nikolas: I married Lydia. What else do they --
Stefan: Under protest. And you've been quite vocal about your dislike for your new wife and your continued admiration for Emily Quartermaine. Rumor has it the marriage will be over by Christmas.
Lydia: Sorry to interrupt. What happened?
Nikolas: Our creditors are concerned that the marriage will break up and the inheritance will be lost. My uncle's paying for my mistakes.
Zander: You in any pain?
Emily: Uh-uh. Except for being a little tired, I feel fine. You must be tired, too.
Zander: I'm all right. I'm all right.
Emily: You know, it's ok to tell me what you're thinking.
Zander: I don't -- I was just -- I was thinking about the roller coaster ride that we took, you know, and how -- how loud you were screaming. How your hair was whipping around in my face, you know? Reminded me of when we were going 85 on an open, country road with the window down and your hair whipping around in my face. You know -- god --
Emily: You know, I love remembering, too. I loved every moment we had together.
Zander: Emily, you can't talk about this like it's in the past. Ok? You can't give up.
Courtney: Are you the Coast Guard? What country?
Officer: Colombia. Someone spotted the yacht. We thought it was abandoned. Do you know how many people onboard?
Courtney: I -- I don't know.
Officer: You know what happened to the crew or the rest of the passengers?
Courtney: They either abandoned ship or the storm took them.
Officer: I'll radio a helicopter to transport you ashore.
Carly: I -- I can't believe that Alcazar is so fixated on me that he is having me followed.
Sonny: Yeah, it's crazy, isn't it? He must -- I don't know. He must miss you or -- I don't know -- whatever.
Carly: I -- I mean -- yes, I was friendly to him at the start because I wanted -- I thought if he trusted me, then he would turn on Ric and he'd help me out of the panic room.
Sonny: Which is exactly what he did.
Carly: Yeah, but I wanted him to let me go. I didn't want him to take me for himself.
Sonny: Yeah. Can we sit down? I just -- I just want to -- can we just go over this again? I just want to know what happened on the yacht.
Carly: I got the feeling Alcazar liked me.
Carly: Respected me.
Sonny: Right, right.
Carly: That was it, Sonny. I mean, come on, look at me. I'm pregnant with your child. I look like a parade float.
Sonny: Well, I think you're beautiful. Did he ever, you know, try to get physical with you?
Carly: He -- he held my hand during contractions. Sonny, there is no way he could be attracted to me.
Sonny: Attracted -- huh -- attracted to a beautiful woman who's strong, courageous, and sexy as hell? I could see that happening.
Carly: Sonny --
Sonny: It happened to me, didn't it? Huh?
Faith: I told you I need to speak to Sonny. You've got big problems. Welcome back. The money is gone. So is Jason.
Carly: What does that mean, Jason's gone? What happened?
Faith: Alcazar knew it was a setup. He took the money. He didn't give me anything in return. When I went to where Jason was watching, there was blood on the ground and this.
Sonny: It's Jason's.
Carly: Yeah, it was a setup, Faith, because you told Alcazar and then Alcazar ambushed Jason.
Faith: Excuse me. This isn't for wives. This is a meeting here.
Carly: Excuse me. Don't you dare --
Sonny: Ok, Carly -- hey, hey, you know what? Don't talk to her like that. Go back to your place. Wait for me to call.
Faith: Don't say thanks or anything.
Carly: What if she's telling the truth? What if Alcazar --
Sonny: Ok, you need to --
Carly: Does have Jason? There is no reason for him to keep him alive, is there?
Sonny: We just have to figure out what's going on. We're just going to have to figure out what's going on, ok?
Sonny: This could be something. Hello.
Monica: Sonny? This is Monica Quartermaine, and -- I've been trying to get ahold of Jason. I've left messages, but he's -- he's not returning them. So would you please tell him to get to the hospital as soon as he can? Emily is -- well, she's borderline critical and really needs him right now.
Sonny: Oh -- I'm sorry about -- look, Jason's away on business, but I'll get him the message about Emily as soon as I can.
Emily: You know, one of my favorite times was when -- was when you came out to California to rescue me from that boarding school. Remember how we ended up at that bus stop in Arizona?
Zander: 110 degrees when it was still night?
Zander: Bus broke down.
Emily: I remember how clear the sky was, you know, looking at the Milky Way and all the stars.
Zander: I'll always wonder what it would've been like if we'd have just gone to Mexico like we planned.
Emily: Yeah, if we'd gotten that little apartment where I could watch for your fishing boat to come back in every night.
Zander: You know, Emily, when you get out of here, why don't we just go? I mean, just, you know, forget the drive. We'll just hop a flight, go to the Mexican coast.
Zander: And we don't have to go to live there. We'll just go hang out for a month and do nothing.
Emily: Ok. But, you know, you have to do something for me first.
Emily: Go to the bookstore and buy a travel book on Mexico -- you know, maybe one of those coffee table books, the ones with the beautiful photographs -- so we can figure out where we want to go.
Emily: Yeah. What, you got something better to do here?
Zander: Stay here with you.
Emily: Well, I think -- you know, I think we both need something to look forward to, and getting excited about this trip could be -- could be the medicine I need.
Zander: All right. Well, if travel books is what you want, then travel books is what you'll get. I'll be back.
Zander: All right.
Ned: I wish you would stop threatening to tell Sonny the truth about Kristina's paternity.
Alexis: Actually, I thought you were the one that was threatening me. Ned, the bottom line is, is Sonny is Kristina's biological father.
Ned: Yes, he is, and that's why we're in this predicament. We are trying to protect an innocent child because we both know what Sonny would do if he ever found out the truth. He would make your life a living hell, and he would put Kristina's life in danger.
Alexis: Ned, this doesn't even have to be an issue.
Please, I'm pleading with you to stop fighting me at every turn. Help me get my daughter back. You said to me that you didn't want me to be separated from her, so prove it. Petition Judge Farmer to give me my daughter back and give me custody.
Ned: So, how do you see me in Kristina's life long-term?
Alexis: You can see her. You can visit her anytime you want.
Ned: Right. So I get visitation, but I don't get joint custody? That doesn't work for me.
Alexis: You don't want to go to war with me, Ned. I'm a lousy enemy.
Skye: You're in no position to be making threats, Alexis. You lost custody, forbidden to ever have contact with Kristina again. So you really have nothing to discuss with Ned, now, do you?
Alexis: I tried to negotiate a compromise.
Skye: Well, that was certainly dramatic, not to mention futile. Alexis has been reduced to bluffing. Unless you still see Alexis as some kind of threat.
Nikolas: From now on, I'll work on presenting a united front with Lydia, assuming you agree?
Lydia: I'm the one who's been trying to make this marriage work. You're the one who's wanted the world to know how much you hate me.
Nikolas: Well, I apologize. I was mistaken about a lot of things, including the way I encouraged Lucky.
Stefan: Encouraged him how?
Nikolas: Well, I was angry about losing Emily, and I practically pushed Lydia and Lucky together. It wasn't -- it wasn't fair to anyone, but you're going to have to cut lucky off now.
Lydia: Any romance between Lucky and me is mostly in your uncle's head.
Nikolas: Well, I'm not sure Lucky would agree with that. He'll resent being pushed away and blame him like he blames him for everything else, including Summer's death.
Lydia: Are you absolutely sure that Stefan's right and Lucky is out of his mind?
Nikolas: Look, Lydia, I have no illusions about what my uncle here is capable of. But he had nothing to gain from anyone falling off the cliff that night -- Emily or Summer. He knew that as soon as I understood how badly we needed your inheritance that I'd do my duty and marry you.
Stefan: I can see it will be a long time before you thank me for all I've done on your behalf. But for now, I'll have to settle for your cooperation in your marriage to Lydia. If you'll excuse me, I need to clean up.
Lucky: Please tell me everything you just said was a lie.
Emily: Hi, hi.
Monica: Oh, I didn't mean to wake you.
Emily: Oh, no, I wasn't asleep. I was just drifting.
Monica: Oh. Where did Zander go?
Emily: He can't handle this, Mom. It's all he can do to just sit there and force himself to smile. You know, he can't say what he's thinking or admit he's afraid or sad, so I --
Monica: No, maybe you're not giving him enough credit.
Emily: He's practically climbing the walls. I remember with my -- with Paige, that's how it was in the beginning. I would drive her nuts trying to think of things to do, you know, things that she needed, things that would -- would make her forget about being sick.
Monica: So you just sent him away?
Emily: I sent him to the bookstore to buy a travel book so we can plan a trip we're never going to take.
Monica: What? Em, don't. Don't think like that. Come on, your immune system is going to recover and your cancer is going to go into remission, ok?
Emily: Just promise me, Mom, when the -- if the doctors tell you I'm terminal, you'll let me go home. I don't want to die in this place, ok? I want to fall asleep for the last time in my own bed, holding someone's hand.
Monica: Oh --
Nikolas: This is the last time you show up at Wyndemere. I'm going to tell the guards to keep you off the island. So if you get caught and beat up, I'm not going to be able to stop that.
Lydia: What the hell is going on?
Nikolas: Why don't you tell me, Lydia? Did my uncle arrange to kill Emily?
Lydia: I walked in on Stefan berating Darius the same night Summer was killed. Stefan was upset because Darius pushed the wrong woman.
Nikolas: Did you know ahead of time --
Nikolas: What he was planning?
Lydia: No, Nikolas, I had no idea what Stefan was planning until after Summer fell. And I didn't tell you because --
Nikolas: Because, what, you wanted the money, right?
Lydia: Yes. I wanted the money. I also didn't want Stefan to kill me.
Lucky: Which was smart because Stefan would kill anybody who gets in his way -- except you.
Nikolas: Yes. My uncle's out of control and needs to be stopped, preferably locked in jail for the rest of his life. But the only way that's going to happen is if we let him think he's won.
Skye: Ned, I am so sorry about this. If I had known Alexis was going to show up and ambush you like that, I would've suggested that we meet someplace else for a late dinner.
Ned: Actually, it was surprisingly good to see Alexis.
Skye: Oh, what, you enjoy having Alexis hurl threats at you?
Ned: Well, there's a certain satisfaction in realizing when someone's no longer able to hurt you. Through all of our stops and starts and breakups and reconciliations, Alexis has always been able to get to me. Until tonight. Alexis walked away, and I didn't even mind. I was too busy looking at you.
Skye: Careful, Ned. You know we're not supposed to be having a love affair here, just an affair of convenience.
Ned: Right two witty, sophisticated adults.
Skye: Mm-hmm. Both lifetime losers in the Love Olympics.
Ned: Coming together out of our mutual devotion to a child. The physical attraction is merely superfluous.
Skye: Ah. Superfluous but powerful. Hmm?
Sonny: Ok, I just don't want you to push yourself. If you start feeling anything --
Carly: Look, I feel fine right now. And if I don't, I'll sit down and I'll have them page Dr. Meadows, ok?
Sonny: All right --
Carly: Don't worry.
Sonny: Tell Emily -- what are you going to tell her?
Carly: I -- I guess I'll tell her that you're tracking Jason down.
Sonny: He'd want us to take care of his little sister.
Carly: I can't believe she has cancer. I had no idea.
Sonny: Jason found out while you were gone. Do me a favor. You know what you got to do. You got to just tell her Jason's, you know, out of the country and we'll get him the message as soon as we can, ok?
Carly: Ok, I'll do that.
Sonny: All right.
Alexis: Hi, Carly.
Sonny: It's all right.
Alexis: I'm glad to see that you're back safe and sound.
Carly: Thanks. This isn't a good time right now.
Alexis: May I speak to you?
Sonny: Yep. Come on. Just stay safe, ok? Anything, you call me? Anything --
Carly: I will.
Sonny: All right.
Sonny: I'm kind of busy, so what do you need?
Alexis: Could we talk inside?
Sonny: Yeah. Can you make it fast? Because I'm in the middle of something.
Alexis: I'll make it fast.
Sonny: Can you get the -- yeah, thanks.
Alexis: I want to talk to you about Kristina.
Sonny: That has nothing to do with me.
Alexis: Yes, it does.
[Speaking in Spanish]
Officer: Ok. Gracias. Your helicopter will be here in five minutes.
Courtney: Ok. I need to get to a phone --
Man: Que le pasa aqui?
Courtney: Those guys -- they held me against my will.
Officer: Estoy con La Guardacoasta Colombiana. Esta mujer que encontre a bordo sola.
Man: Tuvimos abandonar la nave durante la tormenta.
Courtney: Whatever he's saying, he's lying.
[Speaking in Spanish]
Courtney: No. No, no, wait. You're supposed to help me. No, no, you said you'd help me! I'm an American citizen! You're supposed to help me.
Sonny: Whoa - I want every available man on this. Yes. Bye. You got five minutes to wrap this up because I'm in the middle of something very important.
Alexis: Well, that's -- that's true for me, too, because my daughter's really important --
Sonny: Ok, the answer's no, Alexis.
Alexis: You clearly do not have any idea --
Sonny: You want me to force -- you want me to force Ned to give you back your kid. I can't do that. Ned is Kristina's father. He loves her. He has every right to raise her. As a matter of fact, if the D.N.A. tests had come back different, Kristina would be upstairs right now living with me full-time. Excuse me.
Alexis: Do you think it's right that my baby's been taken away from me?
Sonny: Alexis, that's not my call.
Alexis: Or you've never had to forfeit a child?
Sonny: Oh -- I've never -- as a matter of fact, I lost my first child because of my choices, along with the baby's mother. So I do have an idea of what you're going through, but I still cannot help you.
Alexis: You'd be surprised.
Sonny: You know what? You came here months ago asking me to help you with Kristina. I said no then. Why can't you take no for an answer?
Alexis: Because I'm desperate.
Sonny: Well, des-- desperate. You know what desperate is? Let me tell you something. Carly was held captive by a madman in a locked room. She almost gave birth prematurely in some messed up clinic in South America. But she protected herself and my baby no matter how desperate she got. I can't -- I can't do you any favors. You know what I'm saying?
Alexis: I'll see myself out.
Lucky: At this point, the only proof that we have that Stefan ordered Summer's death is Lydia's word and a forged note that Baldwin claims would be inadmissible at trial.
Nikolas: Until we get something more concrete, we'll have to lull my uncle into a false sense of security, you know, let him think that he's gotten away with it. Otherwise, he'll just take extreme measures to cover his tracks. You -- you're reasonably safe until you produce an heir. But you -- he may try and plan an accident for you.
Lucky: So what about a threat to Emily?
Nikolas: Well, if he's convinced that my interest in Emily has disappeared and that I'm committed to you, then Emily will be safe.
Lydia: If we morph into devoted lovers overnight, Stefan will suspect something.
Nikolas: Which means we have to make a gradual turn. Look, he'll believe it mostly because he wants to. He wants to believe he can do anything, no matter how wrong it is, and I'll forgive him.
Lucky: No matter what he does, Stefan raised you, and you still love him.
Nikolas: The day he decided to kill Emily, he became a stranger to me.
Emily: Mom --
Carly: No, no, it's -- it's Carly.
Emily: Why are you here?
Carly: Your mom called. She thought that you might want a visit from Jason.
Emily: Jason sent you?
Carly: Jason's out of the country right now on business. But as soon as we get word to him, he is going to be on the first plane back here.
Emily: Yeah, I'm glad my mom called. And I want to see Jason, but I haven't asked. It didn't seem fair to single him out when so many other people have been showing up here, you know, wanting to help.
Carly: Well, the good thing about Jason is he never tries to put a positive spin on anything -- which some people think is awful, but I -- I think it's actually comforting.
Emily: Yeah, Jason can just accept when something happens, you know, instead of trying to explain it away, you know?
Emily: You ok?
Emily: Is everything all right with your baby?
Carly: Yeah. No, everything's good. He just kicked me, hard. He does that a lot these days. He's getting so strong and -- do you want to feel it?
Carly: It's pretty cool. Just see what happens. Try it there. Give it a try.
Emily: Oh -- I felt that. Oh, my gosh. This little guy's really going to be a fighter.
Man: No, we're going to wait.
Second man: We're only a mile offshore. We should have the damage repaired when we have the chance.
First man: We'll wait until we hear from Senor Alcazar.
Courtney: I can swim a mile.
Alexis: You know I'm not supposed to be here, don't you? Thank God for Alice, huh? What a fine mess I've gotten us into. The good news is that everybody wants you. The bad news is that nobody wants me to have you. But that can't be, because I'm your mother and it's my job to take care of you, and that's what I'm going to do, no matter what the cost. I don't want to hurt Ned. In fact, I've done everything that I can to avoid doing that. I even went to see your father. That would be your real father. I was hoping that he'd save the day, but he didn't. He couldn't. He doesn't understand what I've done. So, at the moment, all that's left is Uncle Stefan. It's a treacherous option, my love, but it's the only one we have. I love you. And we'll be together, I promise, no matter what.
Emily: It must be an amazing feeling to be carrying another life inside of you.
Emily: To feel this little person moving around.
Carly: And he gets the hiccups all the time. And he's so active, especially at night when I want to go to sleep.
Carly: You know, the whole time that Ric was holding me, there was this little cot that he had. And I would lie down on it, and my little one would kick me, and I was filled with so much love and so much protectiveness.
Emily: You never felt like giving up?
Carly: Oh, yeah. At least twice a day, and especially at the end there. But then this one would kick, and all of a sudden I would just be -- I don't know -- washed with this strength and this -- it's almost like a rage to survive, to get me and my child out of there. And then the same thing happened again when I went into premature labor.
Carly: The doctor came in. He said that they had to take my baby, and I -- I don't know -- it was like this power -- it came over me. And I didn't care what any damn doctor had to say. They were not taking my baby.
Carly: I convinced myself that I was ok, and maybe he heard it or felt it. But I'll tell you, the labor stopped.
Emily: You made your own miracle.
Carly: Well, I don't know about that. The doctors did give me some medication. But I know that maybe -- maybe I just bought some time.
Emily: And maybe that's what I need to do, you know -- hang on long enough for the medicine to help me.
Carly: Hey --
Zander: Hey, Carly.
Zander: I -- I'm just going to wait outside.
Carly: No. You know what? Actually, I need to get on home, so -- listen, as -- as soon as Jason -- we can talk to him, I'll let him know, and he'll come home, ok?
Emily: And thanks so much for coming, Carly, and for letting me feel the baby.
Emily: That was amazing.
Carly: You feel better, ok?
Emily: Ok. Thanks.
Carly: Take care.
Zander: Good seeing you. Surprised to see you smiling this much from a visit from Carly. What'd I miss?
Emily: Yeah, the thing about Carly is that she doesn't give up, you know, even when she should. Even when it makes absolutely no sense for her to go on, she finds a way. And look at what it's gotten her -- a husband she loves, an adorable little boy, and another one on the way. Jeez. Carly has a great life, you know? And I can have one, too, as long as I don't quit.
Zander: Does that mean you want to plan a trip to Mexico?
Emily: Absolutely. And when we're there, I want to go down to the beach one night under the stars and make love with you. Maybe we'll even make a baby.
Man: Come away from the rail. I'm taking you back to your room. Oh --
Courtney: Back off!
Man: Don't jump. It's suicide.
Ned: You know, I may be biased, but I think she looks like an angel.
Skye: Oh. She's no angel. She's a little girl with her own gifts and talents and faults and weaknesses. Hmm? Babies are so easy to love at this age. They just look at you and they smile, you know? So full of trust. But that'll change. She's going to get older, and she's going to get to start to know her own mind, and she will make her own mistakes. And that is when you can do the most damage to her, you know, if you were to turn away from her then.
Ned: There's nothing on earth that would make me turn away from her. How about you?
Skye: Oh. Kristina has got me for life. Which implies that we might be seeing each other for a good long time.
Ned: You see, that's the fringe benefit that sells the whole package.
Alexis: I got your message. Who hit you?
Stefan: There's been a great deal of tension between Nikolas and myself lately. This is my attempted resolution.
Alexis: I do not believe for one minute that Nikolas hit you.
Stefan: Of course not. The bruises are unfortunate, but they'll fade. And they also made Nikolas realize how much is riding on the success of his marriage to Lydia.
Alexis: So this is just some other plot. I see.
Stefan: Well, you should be grateful for my maneuvering. It will facilitate your getting your daughter back. Unless you've changed your mind. Is that why you met Ned Ashton at The Grille this evening?
Alexis: You're spying on me?
Stefan: No, on Ned. It's the next step in dismantling his life so that you can regain full custody of your daughter. It occurred to me that you may be having second thoughts. Did you go to warn Ned this evening?
Alexis: I went to plead with him to give me my daughter back, but he wouldn't do it, so you do it.
Stefan: It's good to see you have your priorities straight. Our European transport division is in negotiations in Antwerp. You don't have to be a licensed attorney to supervise, just a Cassadine.
Alexis: You trying to get rid of me?
Stefan: No. Yes. My next move against Ned will be ugly. It would be best if you're not around to witness it.
Alexis: I'll go anywhere you tell me to go. Just get my daughter back for me.
[Knock on door]
Nikolas: Come in.
Lydia: I was just wondering how far you want to take this charade. Should we set a date for a week from tonight when I should spend the night in here with you? We can flip for who gets the bed and who gets the chaise. Or is that too risky? What if one of the servants tells Stefan and he figures it out?
Nikolas: It's a definite possibility we may actually have to sleep together.
Lydia: As in lie side by side or as in do the deed?
Nikolas: What do you want?
Lydia: I'm not sure anymore. I don't see what's so terrible about wanting my inheritance, but I have no intention of lying on my back thinking of my bank balance while you have sex with me for the sole purpose of placating your homicidal uncle. How did this get to be my life?
Nikolas: I don't know. All I know is that we're in this together, so maybe we should stop fighting it so hard and make the best of it.
Lydia: I'm willing to try if you are. I have a suggestion for how we could start.
Nikolas: I'm listening.
Lydia: You refused to kiss your bride. Try kissing me once as if you could learn to mean it.
Man: If you're planning on swimming to shore, you will never make it. We're more than a mile out, the water is freezing, and there is this southward current. You will drown within 10 minutes.
Courtney: No, you're lying. You're lying because you know you are a dead man if I escape.
Man: I'm telling you the truth, but you're not going to realize it until it's too late. Don't do this. Let Alcazar negotiate a release for you. Let's go.
Sonny: What's wrong.
Stan: I keep losing the signal.
Sonny: Stan, this has to work.
Stan: The tracking device I used is state-of-the-art, but sometimes structural interference can temporarily block the signal.
Sonny: All right.
Stan: Data come --
Stan: See, it's back.
Sonny: Ok? What?
Stan: I think you're right. Alcazar is leading us on a wild-goose chase.
Sonny: How do you know?
Stan: The signal's coming from General Hospital.
Sonny: Carly's at the hospital.
Lorenzo: Please, take mine.
Carly: What are you doing here?
Lorenzo: I missed you.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Zander: Whiskey, straight. Keep pouring. I don't want to feel anything.
Ned: You're going to beat this.
Faith: You don't need Elizabeth. All you need is me.
Sonny: Alcazar could be there. I'm going to the hospital.
Carly: What do you want?
Lorenzo: Would you like to visit Courtney? It could be arranged in her place.
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