General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 8/27/03
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Bri
Zander: Hey. Oh. It's all right, it's all right. I'm here. It was just a dream. It's ok, it's ok. Are you ok, you ok? You ok?
Zander: Good. What were you dreaming about?
Emily: It was nothing important.
Zander: Em, it must have been a nightmare. You woke up terrified.
Emily: It was something about going through the chemo, I think. It's already -- it's already fading from my mind.
Emily: I need to get up.
Zander: Hey, whoa, whoa. Ok, ok. Just -- you just stay put, ok? You -- you're still trying to fight back from the meningitis. Just -- just stay here.
Emily: All right. I'll stay in bed. But then you have to follow my orders, too.
Zander: Your orders?
Emily: Mm-hmm. I want you to go to the cafeteria and get yourself some breakfast. Ok? You look exhausted, like you haven't slept or eaten.
Zander: How's that for irony? You look better than I do -- healthy, cheeks are flushed. All right, I'll go.
Zander: You're burning up with fever.
Lydia: How about some French toast? The cook told me it's your favorite.
Nikolas: Thank you.
Lydia: Oh, amazing what a difference a day can make, huh?
Lydia: You and I are finally acting like a real married couple, and -- which means Stefan will stop bothering us and pressuring us. Emily's condition is improving, thank god. Things are really looking up, wouldn't you say?
Nikolas: I appreciate the breakfast, Lydia, but there's something I have to do first, ok?
Faith: Oh. Look who we have here.
Elizabeth: I take it Ric is home.
Faith: Of course. But I think he might still be sleeping. See, we had a really late night.
Elizabeth: You don't have to work so hard, Faith -- he's all yours. I couldn't care less who he's sleeping with.
Faith: Really? Then what are you doing here?
Elizabeth: It's none of your business.
Faith: Oh. Well, gee, you wouldn't be having second thoughts, would you? Come by to tell Ric you're going to give him a second chance? Because that is too little, too late. See, he's moved on. He's seen that he doesn't need a whining, pathetic, self-righteous little twit who can't see --
Ric: Leave her alone.
Courtney: Hey. You're up early.
Jason: Yeah. I just -- I woke up a while ago and you looked so peaceful, we were out so late. I just decided to let you sleep in.
Courtney: Well, I'm -- I'm up now. You want some breakfast?
Jason: I already -- I already had some.
Courtney: You know, I was -- I was thinking that maybe we could, you know, use a day to unwind together or maybe you could take the day off. We could just relax and maybe go for a ride on your bike --
Jason: I can't. I have work.
Courtney: Well, I'm sure Sonny would understand.
Jason: There's just, you know, things that I have to -- I have to take care of.
Jason: I'll see you later.
Carly: Oh, kiddo, I wish you could see this. Your daddy got you the most beautiful bassinet. I think he's getting a little excited. Don't you?
[Knock on door]
Courtney: Do you have a minute?
Carly: Yeah. Come on in.
Courtney: Ok. Wow. This is going to look beautiful in the baby's room.
Carly: Yeah, it just came. You know what? I'm going to get it on out of here --
Courtney: No, hey, Carly, cCrly, no. I'm -- fine, honest. Don't -- don't worry about me.
Carly: No, you're not fine, Courtney. You just lost your baby and I've been through it. I know exactly how you're feeling.
Courtney: Not really. Listen, I told Jason everything about the pregnancy, having the miscarriage -- all of it -- and, Carly, he was really wonderful.
Carly: See? I told you he'd understand.
Courtney: Yeah. Yeah, I kept waiting for him to flip out or get angry or close down.
Carly: Yeah, and he didn't?
Carly: That's good!
Courtney: No, I know, I know. Yeah, I mean, he -- he said that the miscarriage was an accident and that it was just as much his fault as it was mine. He was just so calm and supportive, it was --
Carly: Because he loves you, Courtney.
Courtney: Yeah. And I -- I was just so worried that he wasn't going to forgive me for keeping it a secret, you know? But he did -- completely. You know, now I know that Jason and I, we can -- we can make it through anything.
Carly: Yeah. So then why do you look so sad and scared?
Faith: So you're defending the little wifey who blew you off?
Ric: I think Elizabeth wanted to see me, Faith, ok? I'd like to have this conversation in private if you don't mind.
Faith: It's your call. I see Ric has a soft spot for weak and wounded creatures. I think it's more humane to give them a quick and painless end.
Ric: I didn't expect to see you.
Elizabeth: Hmm, well, I have something I'm sure you did expect.
Ric: Elizabeth, please. Don't rush into this.
Elizabeth: Oh, I'm not. Faith is right -- we need to end this marriage as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Ric: Really? Is it painless for you, because it sure isn't for me.
Elizabeth: Our marriage ended the night you kidnapped carly.
Ric: I have done everything that I can to make amends. Elizabeth, please, if you just give me a chance, I swear to you I will find a way to restore your faith in me.
Elizabeth: I was committed to you, Ric. I defended you to everyone, said you were a good person, and I believed it. But you lied. You swore I meant everything to you, but your revenge against sonny obviously meant more. It's too late to make amends -- the damage is done. And I honestly feel nothing for you.
Ric: Then why are you here?
Courtney: I mean, do you think Jason meant it? I mean, has he honestly forgiven me?
Carly: Jason doesn't lie.
Courtney: Yeah, but what if it just hasn't hit him yet? I mean, what if he's slept on it and now he's just -- he's realizing that it bothers him and --
carly: Ok, come on. Did something happen?
Courtney: Yeah, something happened. I woke up this morning and jason, he's already dressed and leaving the apartment. If I hadn't walked down the stairs, I mean, he would've gone without even seeing me.
Carly: Well, maybe he wanted to let you sleep.
Courtney: Yeah, well, that's what he said, but, Carly, thenIi asked him if he wanted to do something, just the two of us together, and he said he was busy.
Carly: He probably is.
Courtney: Oh, it's just -- I don't know. He seemed so distracted, you know, like he just wanted to be by himself.
Carly: Courtney, please don't read too much into it.
Courtney: Carly, it's hard not to. You know, I mean, I know Jason must be sad about the baby.
Carly: Well, sometimes Jason just needs some time to process and think about things on his own.
Courtney: Yeah, I guess I have had more time to deal with the loss than he has.
Carly: Both of you are going to heal. It just -- it doesn't happen overnight.
Courtney: You know, I used to think about the baby. I used to -- I used to talk to the baby, and I could just picture her -- I mean, this little girl with Jason's smile. And I would tell her all the things that we were going to do together -- you know, like taking strolls in the park or napping in the afternoon, the two of us just curled up together. God, Carly, I mean, I can almost feel her in my arms. And I really loved her so much. Now, I mean, it -- all that's just gone. You know, all the hopes and the dreams that I had for that little life that Jason and I created just disappeared. And now, there's just this, like, black emptiness in my life, you know? I mean, this void that wasn't there before and it's just there and I don't know how to get over it. And he, even if Jason --
Courtney: Even if he does blame me, he's not going to tell me. He's just going to pull away further and further and --
Carly: No, no. Jason loves you more than he has ever loved anyone in his entire life.
Courtney: But what if this comes between us, Carly? What if we can't get back what we had?
Carly: Jason isn't going to let that happen, Courtney, and neither are you.
Courtney: Thanks. I just -- I love Jason so much. I just can't bear the thought of losing him.
Carly: Hmm. Come here.
Nikolas: Jason. I'm sorry. You got a minute? I have a -- a business complication and I was hoping that you might be able to --
Jason: Why aren't you with Emily?
Nikolas: Because she doesn't want me with her.
Jason: Yes, she does.
Nikolas: Look, Emily's decided that Zander's the one that makes her happy, all right? I have to respect that.
Jason: No, no, no. Emily wanted to see you. She told me to get you for her.
Nikolas: I -- I know. You know, I was with Emily when she woke up, and I told her that I needed her and that I loved her and that I didn't want to waste any more time and -- I was ready to throw away my marriage to Lydia and the inheritance, the family, all of it because all that mattered to me was her. And I asked her to marry me and she -- she said no.
Jason: Well, ask her again.
Nikolas: I don't think you're hearing me, jason.
Jason: No, no, I'm hearing you, because if you're not with her now, you may never have that chance.
Ric: If you really wanted to end this, you would have had your divorce papers delivered through your attorney. You wouldn't have come in person.
Elizabeth: I wanted to look into your eyes one last time when I told you it was over.
Ric: You did that last night.
Elizabeth: I know, and the day before and the day before that, but you keep insisting that it -- it's not true. Well, now maybe you'll actually believe it.
Ric: Elizabeth, we meant everything to each other. You can't just erase that.
Elizabeth: What we had is gone as if it never existed.
Faith: Sweet little Elizabeth still has her hooks in you.
Ric: It's not like that.
Faith: Oh, please. Don't even try to shine me on. You wanted her to see us together. You were hoping she would say, "how did I ever let that guy go" and beg you to come back. Well, surprise, surprise -- she's moved on, and you have papers to sign.
Ric: I knew it was over last night.
Faith: You're usually a much better liar. I'm disappointed.
Ric: No, I meant what I said. I should've seen what was right in front of me all along.
Faith: Hmm. Really? Well -- ahem -- actions speak louder than words and I'm not talking about sex. So you need to prove yourself to me, Ric, or I will turn on you. And you know me. You don't want that.
Lucky: Hey, you said you needed to see me right away?
Lydia: If you want to get Stefan on tape, you're going to have to do it yourself.
Lucky: Wait -- wait a minute. Did he threaten you?
Lydia: Stefan's not a factor anymore. Nikolas really wants to try and make our marriage work. He's finally letting go of Emily.
Lucky: You know what? Don't bet on it.
Lydia: Emily chose Zander, and Nikolas is turning to me now. Lucky, I can't jeopardize my chance at happiness by laying a trap for Stefan.
Lucky: Your chance at happiness? I thought this was about money.
Lydia: It was, but who knows, maybe that could change.
Lucky: Nikolas loves Emily, ok? You know what? I don't know what he wants to do with you.
Lydia: And you think that Nikolas is just working some agenda? There's no chance that maybe he's possibly started having feelings for his wife?
Lucky: No, I didn't say that.
Lydia: You implied it.
Lucky: No, Lydia, this is important. Stefan committed murder, all right? We need proof.
Lydia: I'm through risking my life playing amateur detective.
Lucky: What about my father's life? Stefan had summer murdered, ok?
Lydia: I really wanted to help you. I'm sorry it didn't work out.
Lucky: And that's it? You're sorry?
Lydia: Like I said, if you want to get it on tape, you're going to have to do it yourself or come up with another plan.
Lucky: Oh, I will. I'm going to take Stefan down. Let me tell you something, Lydia. You better hope Stefan doesn't take you down, as well.
Monica: Draw a C.B.C. I want to know her white blood cell count.
Emily: I was feeling better, and then I --
Zander: It's ok.
Emily: I don't know what happened.
Zander: Monica's here. She'll take care of it.
Monica: Zander, could we have a moment, please?
Zander: Yeah, sure. All right. See you.
Monica: Betty, I want 500 milligrams of acetaminophen.
Nikolas: Emily doesn't know how much time she has left, but one thing seems to be clear is that she's chosen Zander.
Jason: No, Emily wouldn't send you away. There's got to be something else.
Nikolas: I know, but I need to take Emily at her word.
Jason: Nikolas, when I was alone with her in I.C.U., I told her that she had to say what needed to be said to people she cared about and you're the one person that she wanted to talk to.
Nikolas: Because she trusts me, but that doesn't mean that she wants to be with me.
Jason: Come on, Nikolas, come on. We both know Emily. She's generous, and with everything she's going through right now, she's doing what she thinks she should do instead of what she wants to do. Just don't give up on her.
Nikolas: I won't. I've never given up on her.
Jason: Then go. Just sit with her and listen. There's something she needs to tell you.
Nikolas: What do you mean?
Jason: I can't -- I can't say. She's going to have to tell you.
Carly: Jason, hey, I'm glad I found you.
Nikolas: Thank you.
Carly: Was that about Emily?
Jason: She's awake, but she's pretty sick still.
Carly: I'm sorry.
Jason: What are you doing out here alone? Where's Max?
Carly: He's lurking. He's up over there where I asked him to wait. I needed to talk to you alone.
Jason: Well, it's going to have to wait because I'm on my way to the warehouse.
Carly: I talked to Courtney. She said she told you about the pregnancy and the miscarriage. She's worried about how you're taking it, Jason. So am I.
Jason: I'm all right.
Carly: No, you're not.
Jason: Carly, please.
Carly: Jason, this is big, ok? I'm not going to let you shut down and bury this. You need to talk to someone. I'm here. Talk to me. I'll show you sorry!
Carly: Courtney said you were wonderful when she told you the truth that -- you made her feel like you understood.
Jason: Yeah, I do.
Carly: So it doesn't bother you that you didn't know about the baby until after she lost it?
Jason: It wasn't all Courtney's fault, it was mine, too.
Carly: I heard. She said you felt bad about telling her it was the wrong time for the two of you to have a child.
Jason: Yeah, I told her that I had no right to be a father and I guess that -- that made it hard for her to tell me.
Carly: Yeah, I'm sure it did, but it's not that simple, Jason, you know that.
Jason: Courtney made her decision. She did what she thought was right.
Carly: Courtney knows there are things going on inside of you that you won't tell her. And I told her that you love her more than anything and you will get through this. But she went ahead and she made a decision without including you. She took any choice you may have had in the matter away. It's happened to you before, and it's happened again. And I know, Jason -- I know you. It's got to be eating you up inside.
Jason: I just can't believe she didn't tell me.
Stefan: How many times do you need to be told to stay away from your brother's wife?
Lucky: Yeah, I think I've got the message now.
Stefan: Good. Then leave.
Lucky: That's a good idea.
Stefan: Let me guess. Lucky is searching for more information about Summer's death.
Lydia: I told him that there was nothing I could help him with.
Stefan: Did you? He's had quite a hold on you in the past.
Lydia: I used to be intrigued by Lucky, but that's over now. So is Nikolas' obsession with Emily, by the way.
Stefan: Don't be so sure.
Lydia: The better I get to know my husband, the more I realize how compatible we are. I'm sure we'll have no problem producing an heir within the next five years, which means the inheritance is secure.
Stefan: I don't have five years. Nikolas' life is in danger now.
Lydia: What are you talking about?
Stefan: I borrowed against the inheritance. The creditor will kill Nikolas if I don't repay him.
Lydia: How much do you owe?
Stefan: Millions. The interest is compounding.
Lydia: You're telling me you used Nikolas' life as collateral?
Stefan: Of course not. These people are ruthless. They want their money and they're willing to kill to get it.
[Lydia starts recording]
Lydia: Is that why you tried to kill Emily?
Emily: Nikolas, you shouldn't have come. I told you last night that you --
Nikolas: I know what you told me. But it doesn't make sense.
Emily: Look, I -- I love Zander. I always have. You know that. He's the reason I came to you for help in the first place.
Nikolas: The reason you came to me is because you trust me more than anyone else in your life.
Emily: Zander's the one I want to be with. You need to accept that.
Nikolas: Emily, you're trying way too hard to push me away. There's -- there's more. There's something you're not telling me.
Nikolas: Then why can't you look at me? Are you afraid I'll see the truth?
Emily: Nikolas, please --
Nikolas: You love me. You love me. And there's -- there's a reason why you don't want to be with me, and I want to know what it is.
Emily: Nikolas, please, I'm telling you I need you to go.
Nikolas: Why -- why are you doing this? Is your family pressuring you? Are you trying to protect me? Did you hear something that -- I was in this room with my uncle when he told me that my life would be in danger if I left Lydia for you. You -- you heard that, didn't you?
Emily: What happened? Who's threatening you?
Nikolas: My -- my uncle said he borrowed some money from some -- some creditors who threatened to kill me if I don't pay it back immediately.
Emily: Oh, my God, what are you and stefan --
Nikolas: But you heard that. I know you heard that.
Emily: No, I didn't.
Nikolas: He said I needed to stay married, that we needed the inheritance to pay back the debt, but it's not your problem. I'll find another way to get out of it.
Emily: Nikolas, please, I need you to go.
Nikolas: No. No, you need me here with you. Now's not the time to make sacrifices. You have to think about yourself. You have to do what's in your heart. We can be together, and I want that more than anything else in this world, and I think you do, too.
Emily: I've chosen Zander.
Nikolas: You don't love him the way you love me. But you're willing to be with him to save me, which is exactly why I got into my marriage with Lydia. Emily, we have -- we can't pretend anymore. We have to start living honestly. We can't --
Emily: I want you to go, nNkolas.
Nikolas: Please don't do this.
Emily: Go, please.
Zander: She asked you to leave.
Zander: What the hell is the matter with you? What's it going to take for you to get the picture? She doesn't want you around.
Nikolas: All I want is for Emily to be happy.
Monica: Well, I just got Emily's test results back.
Monica: And the antibiotics aren't doing what they should be doing. And she doesn't have any defenses left, so if we don't get this turned around soon, she could go into septic shock.
Zander: What does that mean?
Monica: Well, it means that her organs shut down, one by one. How am I going to tell -- I can't handle it.
Zander: Let me go talk to her.
Monica: No. I -- I don't want to burden you with it.
Zander: Monica, she needs to know. Let me do this, ok?
Stefan: I love Nikolas. I would never intentionally jeopardize his life.
Lydia: Then how did it happen?
Stefan: This creditor realized that Nikolas is my Achilles' heel. He's the one person I would do anything to protect. That's why I was so desperate for Nikolas to marry you. I needed the money to save his life. I still do.
Lydia: So then when Nikolas got engaged to Emily, you had to make sure he broke it off.
Stefan: Nikolas' life is more important than Emily's. I thought the only solution was for her to die, so I decided to arrange it.
Lydia: But Summer died instead.
Stefan: Darius pushed the wrong woman.
Lydia: Why didn't you tell me before that Nikolas was in this danger?
Stefan: I thought you would be too frightened to go through with the arrangement. But now I see you are genuinely fond of Nikolas, and I'm asking for your help in protecting him till I can find a way to handle this situation.
Lydia: I would do anything to help nikolas.
Stefan: Thank you. As long as the two of you stay married and produce an heir, there may be a chance we can salvage things.
[Lydia stops tape player]
Carly: Courtney didn't keep the baby a secret to hurt you, Jason. It was just the opposite. She was trying to protect you.
Jason: Yeah, yeah, I know. It seems fair, doesn't it? I do it to her all the time. I keep secrets for her protection, but that's work. This was a baby. I didn't even know. You know, when I was holding Courtney, she had our child inside of her and she didn't even tell me. I asked her to stay safe, and she promised me she would. Then she gets on that flight to Columbia and goes down there --
Carly: Yeah, she was trying to help rescue me.
Jason: She made a mistake, ok? It's not going to do anybody any good for me to get angry. I don't want Courtney to hurt. She's hurting enough. I love her. I want our life together, whatever that turns out to be, Carly.
Carly: All right, then talk to her.
Jason: I can't.
Carly: No, you mean you won't.
Jason: No, I don't want to be angry with Courtney.
Carly: Ok, then be angry at me, all right? You've had enough practice at that.
Jason: You're not the one who was pregnant and didn't tell me. She didn't think I could handle this.
Carly: No, she didn't. And so she made a choice. And it was the wrong one, and you are so afraid that if you look closely at this, you're going to lose it.
Jason: I don't need protecting. I don't need anyone deciding what I can or can't know.
Carly: That is not what she was trying to do, Jason. Courtney adores you. God, she thinks you walk on water.
Jason: Then why would she decide for me? Why?
Carly: She's not Robin, Jason. She didn't decide this to try and run your life. She messed up.
Jason: You just want me to marry her.
Carly: You're damned right I do. Because you finally found a woman who is worthy of your love, and I don't want you screwing that up.
Jason: I won't.
Carly: Then talk to her. Tell her everything you just told me. She deserves to know, you know? And you need to be honest with her.
Jason: Yeah, I know.
Carly: Come here. I'm sorry.
Carly: I'll talk to you later.
Emily: I saw you talking -- I saw you talking to my mom. She looked upset.
Zander: She just wishes there was some medicine that would make you well.
Emily: What did the tests show, Zander? Why do I feel so lousy?
Zander: Well, your white blood cell count is still low, and we need to get your fever down. That's -- that's the first priority.
Emily: There's more. What is it?
Zander: Why don't we get married right now.
Stefan's voice: I thought the only solution was for her to die, so I decided to arrange it.
[Lydia stops tape player]
Lydia: Are you all right?
Nikolas: I just came from the hospital.
Lydia: How is Emily?
Nikolas: Still in I.C.U.
Lydia: Is Zander with her?
Nikolas: No. I needed to see Emily alone so I could ask her why -- why she lied about her feelings.
Lydia: What are you talking about?
Nikolas: My uncle and I were in Emily's room when he said that my life would be in danger because of some loan he took out. I don't know, I think Emily heard us.
Lydia: So --
Nikolas: So that's -- that's why Emily said she wants to be with Zander, because she's trying to protect me.
Lydia: And you're still in love with her. Is that it?
Nikolas: If I have a chance to be with Emily, Lydia, I will fight for her, yes.
Lydia: What in the hell is wrong with you? I am your wife, and you're going to stand there and tell me that you're going to go fight for the love of another woman?
Nikolas: I've always been honest about my feelings for Emily.
Lydia: I have feelings, too, and I started to care about you. And you just treat our marriage like it's nothing. Do you know what that feels like? Do you? Like that.
Nikolas: I'm sorry if I hurt you.
Lydia: Don't you dare walk away from me. You married me. Emily chose Zander.
Nikolas: Things change.
Lydia: Oh, for God's sake, Nikolas, just give it up!
Nikolas: Lydia -- oh, damn it.
Carly: "For practice. I look forward to our next game. Lorenzo."
Courtney: What happened to work?
Jason: I never -- I never made it to the warehouse, which is good, because it -- it gave me some time to think.
Courtney: About what?
Jason: About getting married. The night we came home, you said you want to reschedule right away. I do, too. We're going to have everything just like you planned. We're going to invite our friends. We're going to invite our family. We're just going to do it, ok?
Courtney: Oh, Jason. No, I can't.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Emily: Marry you --
Zander: Why not now?
Nikolas: Why are you taping me?
Lydia: It's Stefan.
Stefan: What's going on?
Dillon: About that job you offered me --
Carly: Courtney had a miscarriage.
Courtney: I don't think it's the right time for us to get married.
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