General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 8/19/03
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Bri
Lydia: If you're here to put pressure on that poor, dying girl --
Lucky: She's not dying. She's not poor. So you can save your sympathy act for somebody who doesn't know you like I do.
Lydia: If you find me so despicable, so completely unattractive, why do you keep following me?
Lucky: You know what? Don't flatter yourself. I came here to visit my friend.
Lydia: And put pressure on her again about Summer.
Lucky: I came to encourage Emily to fight for her life. If I can't convince her, I sure bet your husband will.
Zander: So, the Prince can get plastered but not the peasants? Is that it?
Nikolas: Get me another one. I just want to make sure we're on an equal footing here, Zander.
Zander: I'll show you equal footing.
Nikolas: Oh --
Zander: And that is all I have to say about you and Emily.
Nikolas: Oh, yeah. Oh, you've -- you've made your position perfectly clear to me. But I do feel that there's a need at this time to just to add a little -- hurts, doesn't it?
Zander: You sure you want to do this?
Nikolas: What is it you say in this country -- "bring it on"?
Elizabeth: I just wanted to come by and say hi. I'm not going to stay long, but I wanted to see if there's anything you need.
Emily: Yeah, absolutely. I need to -- I need to think about someone besides myself. And you're the perfect candidate. Has anything new happened with Ric?
Elizabeth: Oh, you know, not really, other than the fact that Ric's still a liar and I'm still an idiot.
Elizabeth: And if Mac Scorpio has his way, then my divorce will go through right about the time Ric goes to prison for the rest of his life.
Emily: Are you ok with that?
Elizabeth: No, but I'll learn to be. I have to keep telling myself, "the Ric I married was just a figment of my imagination."
Emily: Hmm. He was a lie Ric told you. There's a difference.
Elizabeth: Yeah, but a lie I wanted to believe.
Emily: Hey -- stop beating up on my best friend. You didn't do anything I haven't done.
Elizabeth: What, marry a psychopath?
Emily: Don't delude yourself. Who was I kidding, thinking I could fake a romance with Nikolas? I'm gone for him, Elizabeth. I have been since I was 13. And even though I -- I love Zander with all of my heart, I can't get Nikolas out of my head.
Elizabeth: Well, because he's honorable and loyal, all-around wonderful, and obviously very in love with you.
Emily: Hmm. I keep wondering how much of it is about the cancer, you know? Is this just a sympathy attraction for Nikolas?
Elizabeth: Uh-uh. Not even close. Do you remember how you used to make me listen to you rhapsodize about Nikolas and you'd go on and on about wanting him to look at you like you were special, like you were the only girl that mattered? Well, that's how he looks at you now.
[Knock on door]
Dara: Hi, Emily. I'm sorry to interrupt, but I need a moment with Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: I'll come back tomorrow.
Dara: Your husband has asked me to be his defense counsel.
Elizabeth: Oh. Well, he's going to need a good lawyer. He's hurt a lot of people.
Dara: Well, technically, he hasn't been charged yet, but when he is, you may be the only person that can save Ric's life.
Ric: When my wife found out what I had done, I realized that I needed psychiatric help, that my choices, however horrific they were, were the result of emotional damage.
Cameron: So you're claiming you were nuts when you kidnapped Carly Corinthos. And given her husband's reputation, I might be inclined to agree.
Ric: Look, I've hated my brother for most of my adult life. He was presented to me as the cause of my father's unhappiness, the reason that I grew up with a stepmother who couldn't stand me. Everything that I learned about him didn't change my impression. Ok, when I first met him, he was a -- he was a thug. He was an arrogant, driven, selfish man. I felt that I needed to punish him --
Cameron: You mean, compete with him, don't you? Try to prove you were the better man?
Ric: Maybe, but the point is that the hate bordered obsession, and when my wife fell down the Rice Plaza stairs after her argument with Sonny and miscarried our child, the obsession took over. I wasn't thinking rationally.
Cameron: Well, you seem to be on the mend.
Ric: Well, I'm trying to get rid of this emotional baggage, Doctor, so that I can get on with my life and make it better.
Cameron: And along the way, construct a defense that'll keep you out of prison for kidnapping, conspiracy, and god knows what else.
Ric: I am pleading temporary insanity because it's the truth.
Carly: Ric said he was going to keep me until I gave birth to my baby, and then he was going to take it away.
Mac: Did he say why?
Carly: He blamed sonny for Elizabeth losing their child. Sonny had nothing to do with it, but it didn't matter to Ric.
Mac: Did Ric mention his plan for you after you gave birth?
Carly: I told him that I would not let him take my child, that he would have to kill me first. And he just looked at me. It was obvious that's what his plan was.
Mac: Did Ric ever state an intention to kill you?
Carly: Did he say the words? No. You know what, Mac? I'm really -- I'm tired right now, and I just -- I think I'd rather finish in the morning because I'm sure that I'll just remember everything better then.
Mac: Carly, you remember every detail. You have to live with these memories. We can't take them away. All we can do is make sure Ric pays.
Carly: Not tonight.
Sonny: Carly? Mac needs to hear what that bastard did to you. So do I.
Courtney: No, you're wrong. You're wrong. My baby's fine.
Doctor: I am sorry.
Courtney: No, you're lying.
Doctor: You were hypothermic.
Courtney: No, my baby is fine!
Doctor: You barely survived yourself. We had to do the D&C to save your own life.
Courtney: You're working for Alcazar, I know it. I know you just want me to think that my baby's dead.
Doctor: No. Un miligramo de lorazepam. Listen, I don't know anyone named Alcazar. I don't even know your name.
Courtney: No, you're lying. I don't believe you.
Doctor: The crew of a fishing boat found you in the ocean. They brought you here.
Courtney: No! Get your hands off me!
Doctor: It's only a sedative, you need it.
Courtney: No, I can't have that!
Doctor: Yes --
Courtney: I -- it'll hurt my baby. No way I can lose my baby. My baby's still inside me! No.
Lorenzo: Are you telling me you let the girl drown? How far was the shoreline? A mile at night in freezing water? All right. Keep up the search along the shoreline. Check every clinic, every hospital, anywhere Courtney would have gone or been taken to if she'd been rescued. I have another call. Yes. Are you sure it's Courtney? What kind of shape is she in? Give me the name of the clinic. San Paulo? Be right there. Sweep the plane. Corinthos may have planted another tracking device.
Lucky: How are you feeling?
Emily: Not too bad. Although, I'd rather be out on a lake in a speedboat with you going way too fast.
Lucky: Well, as soon as you get out of here, it's a date.
Lydia: Hello, Emily.
Lucky: Emily can only have one visitor at a time. Besides, we're in the middle of a private conversation here.
Lydia: That could affect my life directly. As long as Lucky is giving you his true-love-must-win-out speech, I at least deserve a chance to present my side.
Lucky: Excuse me, there's a door right behind you. Why don't you use it before you make a bigger fool of yourself.
Lydia: I am genuinely sorry that you have cancer and that things are not going well. But I am begging you, please, give my marriage a chance.
Lucky: Why should Emily abandon Nikolas? How is it fair to condemn him to a life sentence with you?
Lydia: Nikolas chose to be with me. Our marriage would be working if you weren't barging in every five minutes.
Emily: Ok, here's the plan. Why don't both of you admit this has nothing to do with Nikolas or me, it's about the two of you.
Zander: Oh. Ow. That black eye is for every page in the longest book in the world that you had to read Emily. It's to the noble, self-sacrificing you.
Nikolas: That bloody nose is for every time Emily had to explain to me that she loved you too much to make you go through cancer with her.
Zander: Oh, yeah? That gash on your face, your pretty-boy little face --
Zander: Is for keeping up the lie.
Nikolas: If the situation were reversed, Zander, you'd have done the same damn thing.
Zander: Yeah, you're probably right. Right down to falling in love with her, which is exactly what you did, you Son of a B.
Nikolas: Hey, Coleman? Give us another round, please?
Coleman: Yeah, right. Trying to decide whether to call the cops or sue both you cats.
Zander: Well, he's rich, I'd sue him. That's just my advice, not that you asked.
Nikolas: Run a tab.
Nikolas: We aren't not finished yet.
Elizabeth: I agree that Ric needs psychiatric help, but that doesn't excuse what he did, all the damage he's caused. If you put me in front of a jury, I will have to tell the truth, and you really don't want me to relive my marriage on a witness stand.
Dara: Ric believes somewhere deep down, you still love him.
Elizabeth: Oh. Really? Oh, well -- I don't know. I -- I don't know. Maybe I do, but -- but I don't love him enough to lie for him. Ok, Ric knew what he was doing was wrong no matter the reason or justification. He knew what he was doing was against the law. I would make a really bad witness for you.
Dara: Well, it's likely you'll be subpoenaed by the prosecution. Now, you can refuse to testify -- a wife cannot be compelled to testify against her husband -- but Scott Baldwin will use your refusal against Ric. It will make him look worse.
Elizabeth: I don't see how I can defend him.
Dara: What's at issue here is Ric's state of mind. Like it or not, you're his wife. You were living with him when he was holding Carly. You are the expert. Now, you could either save Ric or you can help put him away.
Ric: When Elizabeth agreed to marry me, it was the first time in my life that I ever felt real happiness. We said our vows and we were looking forward to our child being born. And I really believed that I had let go of my hatred for my brother. I mean, I saw how irrational it was. But then history just seemed to repeat itself. I remember being in this hospital and getting the news about the miscarriage, looking over and seeing sonny and Carly, and I -- I just snapped. It seemed beyond unfair. It seemed like an abomination, that the man who took -- who was responsible for taking my child was going to be expecting one of his own.
Carly: Ric thought out everything carefully. He was completely convinced that he had a right to our child. His plan was to hold me hostage and force me to give birth in that cell, then he was going to take my child from my arms and give it to his wife. Well, the only way he would have succeeded was to kill me.
Ric: Of course not. I wasn't going to kill Carly. The thought never crossed my mind.
Cameron: How did you think you would get away with stealing her baby?
Ric: I was going to manipulate her into silence.
Carly: Ric had it all worked out down to the smallest detail -- maternity clothes in bigger and bigger sizes, prenatal vitamins. I knew that if I didn't escape, I was never going to leave that room alive. And so I fought him. I bit him, I kicked him, I screamed. But I was worried for my baby, and Ric knew it and he used it against me. I realized right away that when Ric opened the door, if I was ready, that I could get out and I did. But he caught me. And from then on, he chained me to the wall.
Ric: I treated Carly well. I kept her well nourished, I even provided medical care.
Carly: I tried to resist Ric with a hunger strike, and he threatened to strap me down and force-feed me. And then one night, I saw Jason searching for me on the monitor, and in a desperate attempt, I picked up a tray and I swung it into the monitor, hoping to blow a circuit. I knocked myself unconscious and I woke up in a clinic somewhere.
Ric: I was going to let Carly go. It was the only way that I knew that I could save my relationship with Elizabeth. By then, I could see that.
Carly: Ric swore that if I let the doctor take care of me that he would leave town, he would disappear, and he would never bother me and Sonny again. And then the doctor sedated me. And when I woke up, I was back in the panic room. I was chained to the wall, and everything was exactly the same, except now this time the man standing over me was Lorenzo Alcazar.
Courtney: Is the baby's really gone?
Doctor: There's no question. We had to perform a D&C.
Courtney: Wasn't there anything that you could do?
Doctor: No. I'm sorry.
Courtney: I have to -- I have to get to a phone. I have to call my family.
Doctor: Well, your fiance called and said he's on his way.
Courtney: Jason called? How -- how did he know I was here?
Doctor: All I know is a man called, said he was your fiance, and to tell you he's on his way.
Courtney: He didn't even know I was pregnant. How am I going to tell him that I lost our child?
Zander: Whoa -- there we go.
Nikolas: She walks in beauty, like a night of cloudless climes and starry skies.
Nikolas: And all -- that is -- all the best in dark and bright is in her aspect and in her eyes.
Zander: Do you want another fat lip?
Zander: Let it go.
Nikolas: What? I mean, I can't imagine Emily wanting to be with a man who's not imaginative enough to drink to her eyes, her amazing eyes.
Zander: Why didn't you just say her eyes, Emily's eyes?
Zander: When -- did -- Emily's eyes. Give me another drink.
Nikolas: Oh, ok, ok.
Zander: Jeez. Whoa -- so soft and beautiful brown eyes.
Nikolas: With a rich, warm glow.
Nikolas: Deep burnished amber.
Zander: Yep. To -- to Emily's glow.
Nikolas: To Emily's glow.
Nikolas: Oh --
Nikolas: Emily's smile.
Zander: Smile. Smile.
Zander: Cheers. But I --
Lydia: What? No toast to your wife?
Nikolas: To Lydia.
Zander: To Lydia.
Sonny: Probably exhausted after all that. You should probably get to sleep.
Carly: I am not going to bed until you do.
Sonny: Yeah, but I'm not pregnant.
Carly: No. Can I -- can I borrow this -- this right here?
Sonny: Yeah. For as long as you need.
Carly: You know what?
Carly: Mac was wrong about what he said. I don't have to live with the memory of what Ric did to me. I'm home now. I'm with you. Our baby's healthy. There's no room in my head or my heart for Ric, and as soon as Jason and Courtney come back, the whole thing just needs to fade away.
Sonny: Not for me.
Carly: It can.
Carly: Yes, if you let it. You need to think about our baby. You need to think about bringing him home, his first Christmas with us -- you, me, and Michael. Nothing can touch that. Nothing can spoil it. Ric tried to take it all away. He couldn't. He tried and he failed.
Carly: I love you.
Ric: Carly would have been home weeks ago if Alcazar hadn't taken her.
Cameron: I see your point.
Ric: He took advantage of my terrible mental distress, and I was desperate and I wasn't thinking clearly.
Cameron: Completely understandable.
Ric: So would you be willing to be called as an expert witness?
Cameron: I have no problem telling the world that you're sick, Ric, as sick as sick can be. But temporarily insane? No. Hating your brother doesn't make you non compos mentis. It simply makes you a dangerous man. No, correction -- a dangerous criminal, from whom an innocent world needs protection. But feel free to subpoena me.
Elizabeth: Oh, excuse me.
Cameron: I realize that I'm not your doctor, Elizabeth, but be careful.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Ric: It's good to see you.
Elizabeth: Dara's just informed me that I'm your only hope of being acquitted. Is that true?
Ric: Yeah. My future's in your hands.
Courtney: Please, God, bless our child. Let her feel how much we wanted her.
Doctor: Your fiance's here to take you home.
Lorenzo: Hello, Sweetheart.
Nikolas: What brings you to Jake's this evening?
Zander: Yes, hello, Lydia. We are bonding.
Nikolas: Yes, and drinking. Would you care to join us?
Lucky: You know what, Nikolas? I don't think I've ever seen you so drunk.
Zander: You know, this boy can put away some alcohol. He drinks vodka like there's no tomorrow.
Nikolas: Barkeep? Barkeep!
Zander: Aha! Yell like that again and I will -- I'll hit you the second I find the energy.
Nikolas: Two more glasses.
Lucky: No, thank you.
Nikolas: Wait a minute.
Nikolas: How did they know we were here?
Coleman: I called them. You can probably afford the little tab you're running up, but there's no way in hell you boys can drive home.
Nikolas: Why, thank you, Coleman. Please add a nice gratuity to the tab for yourself. Why are we here?
Zander: Fighting --
Zander: About Emily.
Nikolas: Oh, yes, we were fighting about Emily.
Zander: I got to get out of here.
Zander: I have someplace I got to be.
Nikolas: Wait a minute. If you're going to go see Emily, then I'm going to go with you.
Lydia: No, I don't think either one of you should go see Emily tonight.
Lucky: Yeah, Lydia's right. And you'll never hear me say that again.
Zander: But --
Sonny: I swear to you my brother's never going to hurt you again.
Ric: Well, you were right. I needed professional help. Elizabeth, I'm not asking you to lie to the jury. All I'm asking is for you to say everything that you said to me in the safe house -- how happy we were when we got married, how excited we were about the birth of our child. I mean, all that's true. Everything was just fine until you fell down the stairs and you lost -- lost the baby. I mean, I even started to let go of my hatred for Sonny. You know I had. I'm just -- I'm -- please, I need -- Elizabeth, I'm asking you to just tell the jury how much I was looking forward to the birth of that child and when I found out that you miscarried that I could not let go of the grief, that it triggered an irrational drive for revenge. I mean, can you -- will you tell them that for me, please?
Elizabeth: I can tell the court that I was happy and that I loved my husband very much. And that I believed everything you told me, most of which was a lie.
Ric: No, I loved you. That was not a lie.
Ric: No, I was looking forward to the birth of this child. That -- that was not a lie. My heart broke into a million pieces when I found out that you miscarried. That is not a lie. My agony was as real as yours.
Elizabeth: Was it?
Ric: You know it was.
Elizabeth: I couldn't place my hand on a bible and swear to a single true thing about you, except for maybe your height and your weight and the color of your eyes.
Ric: You know me better than anybody ever has.
Elizabeth: No, I don't think anyone knows you, Ric. You made sure of that. And right now I wouldn't swear that you're an attorney, that you went to Harvard, that your father has a house on Martha's Vineyard. The only thing I am so sure of is that you're a great liar. You can convince almost anyone of anything. But not me. Not anymore.
Courtney: No, you can't leave me alone with this man.
Lorenzo: Courtney, it's all right, you're safe.
Courtney: No, he's not my fiancÚ. This is Lorenzo Alcazar. He kidnapped me. He kidnapped me. He's -- he is why I jumped in the water. I had to jump --
Lorenzo: She's bi-polar.
Courtney: No, he's lying.
Lorenzo: It's all right when she's on her medication, but she stopped taking it, obviously.
Courtney: Oh, he's lying. He was holding me hostage.
Lorenzo: It's true she jumped off the yacht, but thinking she's a hostage is part of her delusions. Courtney, you haven't been taking your medication, have you?
Courtney: No, he's lying. He was holding me hostage.
Lorenzo: Why did you stop taking it?
Doctor: I know why you went off the medication.
Doctor: Your fiancee was pregnant. She lost the baby.
Lorenzo: I had no idea. Will she be all right?
Courtney: He's not my baby's father. You need to get him away from me. Get him away from me! Everything he says is a lie!
Lorenzo: Doctor, please --
Courtney: Get away from me! Don't touch me!
Lorenzo: Please help.
Courtney: No! Get away from me!
Lorenzo: Can you give her something to calm her down?
Doctor: Hold her down.
Courtney: Get away from me!
Lorenzo: I got her, I got her.
Courtney: No! No!
Doctor: Just a second.
Doctor: She'll be asleep in a moment.
Lorenzo: Gracias. You were foolish to believe you could make that swim and not endanger your child. How could you know? Courtney, all you had to do was stay put and let me trade you for Carly and that child would still be alive. This miscarriage was a senseless tragedy of your own making, not mine.
Nurse: Esta prohibido entrar aqui.
Lorenzo: Put the gun down.
Jason: All I want is Courtney.
Lorenzo: Put the gun down!
Jason: Back away!
Lorenzo: Sal de aqui!
Doctor: Oiga, quien es usted.
Jason: What'd you give her?
Jason: Can she be moved?
Doctor: Yes. You're her fiance?
Jason: That's right.
Doctor: She lost it.
Jason: She what?
Doctor: She's lucky to be alive.
Carly: Hey. You need to settle down. Sonny, your little one's practicing karate.
Sonny: Hey, hey, hey.
Ric: What's going on?
Sonny: I got another man in the stairwell waiting to take you out of the hospital and make you disappear.
Ric: What, now?
Ric: I'm surprised that you would give a damn, but since Alcazar could walk in at any minute, I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. Why don't you just give me a minute, I'll get some clothes on.
Sonny: No, I don't see the point.
Ric: Well, I -- I can't walk out of here in a hospital gown.
Sonny: Well, you're not going to walk out of here. You're going out in a body bag.
Lucky: Guys, really, I don't think this is a very good idea.
Zander: Oh, hey, it'll be fine, we'll cover. She'll never know what happened.
Lydia: Nikolas --
Zander: Hey, Em, how you --
Emily: What happened?
Zander: Well, nothing. Nikolas tripped.
Nikolas: No, I didn't. You punched me in the --
Nikolas: Oh. Sorry. Um -- I fell -- I fell into a door. Yeah. Can you -- can you believe that? Just -- boom.
[Nikolas and Zander laugh]
Emily: Oh, my God. You're -- you're drunk! Nikolas, you're -- you're never drunk.
Nikolas: No, no, Em, it's bad manners to be in-- in--
Nikolas: "Inebriated," thank you.
Zander: Yes, he -- boom.
Nikolas: It's bad manners to be inebriated in public.
Emily: Ok, you guys got drunk and you had a fight.
Zander: No. We -- we tripped and fell, and -- um -- he fell into a door and I fell into -- into a pool cue.
Emily: Ok, Nikolas hit you with a pool cue?
Nikolas: No -- no, never.
Zander: Has anyone ever told you you suck at cover stories? I told you you shouldn't have come.
Nikolas: I -- you're the one talking about doors and pool cues.
Zander: You're going to upset Emily!
Lucky: No, she will be if you don't give her some rest.
Lydia: Which means you two need to go home.
Zander: I just want to tell you I'd do anything for you, anything at all.
Emily: I know, I know --
Zander: Em, I promise.
Emily: That makes me very lucky.
Lucky: Out, guys.
Lucky: Come on.
Nikolas: We're going to go.
Lucky: Visiting hours are over.
Emily: Good night, Nikolas. Good night, Zander. Thank you for the visit.
Lucky: Good night, guys.
Emily: Oh, my God. You should have taken a video. Look, I know it's not funny, but were they cute, or what?
Lucky: It's typical Nikolas -- he just seems to get more polite even when he's drunk.
Emily: What about Zander -- walking into a pool cue? Where did you find them?
Emily: Wait -- Zander and Nikolas went drinking at jake's?
Lucky: Em, they were fighting over you. I think it's about time you tell them both the truth.
Emily: What do you mean?
Lucky: You could see it in your eyes, Em, when they were both in the room. You're in love with Nikolas. You care about Zander, but it's Nikolas who you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Ric: No, Sonny, no, wait -- wait, wait, wait! I saved your life in Colombia! You can't do this.
Sonny: Yeah? You think I owe you? Huh? Actually, I do. I heard the statement Carly gave to Mac Scorpio. The ugly details of how you tortured her.
Ric: Sonny, I didn't torture her.
Ric: You can't -- ow! Sonny, no -- ow!
Sonny: This has gone on way too long. You're going to pay for what you did to Carly.
Ric: No --
Carly: Sonny, no! Sonny, let him go. Let him go!
Carly: Sonny --
sonny: You need to leave!
Carly: I will not let you kill Ric! Not because I want him to live but because I want you to live, Sonny! I want you to be happy. I want you to be a father to our children and I don't want the police hunting you down and hounding you.
Sonny: Don't you want him dead? Don't you want him dead?
Sonny: Do you want him dead?
Carly: I want him -- then do it! Do it! Do it right now! Do it! Do it!
Sonny: Hey, I will.
Carly: Do it in front of me. You can't, can you? You can't because you can't have me be a witness. You need to protect me, sonny. I need to protect you, too. I am begging you, let this piece of filth go! It's not because I wouldn't want to watch you end his miserable life, Sonny. I love you too much to lose you!
Sonny: Don't look at me!
Carly: Come on. Come on, sonny. Sonny, let him go. I need you to be a father to our children. I need you to be my husband. I am begging you, just let it go for now.
Sonny: Let's go, Max. It's all right.
Courtney: Are you ever going to stop holding her?
Jason: She's gone. You killed our baby. It's ok, it's all right. It's ok, just take it easy.
Jason: You're safe. It's all right. I found you -- I found you in the clinic. We're on Sonny's plane right now. We're going back to port charles.
Courtney: Oh, how did -- how did you find me?
Jason: It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. You're safe. And we're on our way home. That's all I care about.
Courtney: I should have waited. I shouldn't have ever taken that chance.
Jason: Come on. It's ok. It's all right. Everything's going to be fine. We're together. Nothing's going to keep us apart.
>> On the Next "General Hospital" --
Dillon: I have a fine idea.
Georgie: What kind of idea?
Faith: What's going on?
Mac: You tell me. Where is Ric Lansing?
Ric: Please, Elizabeth, I need you.
Sonny: Can you forget what Ric did to you?
Man: Why go back to Port Charles at all?
Lorenzo: There's something else there that I want.
Courtney: I have waited so long so I could tell you.
Jason: Tell me what?
Back to The TV MegaSite's GH Site