General Hospital Transcript Friday 8/29/03
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Jason: If you've hurt Courtney again --
Lorenzo: I just saved her life.
Sonny: Then bring her back.
Lorenzo: I took her to the hospital.
Doctor: Are you in pain?
Courtney: Nothing I can't handle.
Doctor: I need you to be honest so I can take care of you.
Courtney: My neck hurts and my shoulders.
Doctor: Take it easy for the next day or two. You have any double vision or the pain doesn't go away --
Courtney: Yeah, I'll let you know.
Doctor: This is a prescription for hydrocodone.
Doctor: I'm very concerned about you, Ms. Matthews. Is there something that you're not telling me? Any medical issues I should be aware of?
Courtney: Not long ago, I -- I had a miscarriage.
Alexis: I got the legal documents you want. I was officially reinstated by the state bar. I'm a licensed attorney again, so the documents are legal.
Stefan: I expected nothing less.
Alexis: I did what you wanted me to do. I miss my daughter so much. I want to know when I'm going to get her back.
Stefan: The groundwork is in place. The scandal should break very soon.
Alexis: Ned is going to recover from this, right?
Stefan: If he ever gets out of prison. You know, I would appreciate some gratitude, alexis. I've gone to a great deal of trouble on your behalf at a time when I'm facing serious difficulties of my own.
Lucky: Now you'll have to trust me to handle this.
Nikolas: I need to hear the tape, Lucky.
Lucky: Can you just take my word for this?
Nikolas: What do you think I'm going to do? Destroy it?
Lucky: That's probably what I'd do if I was in your situation. Stefan has been like a father to you. Why wouldn't you protect him?
Nikolas: I love my uncle. And in most situations, I'd cover for him, but not if he tried to kill Emily.
Zander: You don't want to marry me?
Emily: You asked me on impulse. Zander, it's how you live. I love that so much about you.
Zander: Well, then say yes.
Emily: But my life is almost over.
Zander: No, Em. Emily, you don't know that for sure. You're going to bounce back.
Emily: That's denial, Zander.
Zander: No, it's not, Em. It's hope, it's love, it's determination, and you gave me those things. You got to hold on to that. Emily, you gave me my life. Please, share it with me.
Emily: You kept the ring.
Zander: Didn't you know I would? Marry me.
Zander: I want you to be my wife. And I don't care if it's for five days or for 50 years.
Emily: We were going to wait till we -- till I got past the cancer, Zander.
Zander: No, the cancer has nothing to do with it, Emily. I want to pledge my love to you in front of everybody, make a real commitment. I've wanted to do it since the day after the prom. You remember that?
Zander: Even since you came back, even before the cancer.
Emily: Yeah, but everything's different now.
Zander: No, not the way I love you. I'd be dead or in prison without you, Emily. I'd have no future at all.
Emily: But how -- I don't have a future.
Zander: We made it this far, Em. Even when we thought we were finished, we weren't. That's all I'm asking you to do -- is try one more time. Marry me.
Emily: I'll marry you. Any time you want.
Zander: So then we're going to stick with the plan and get married today.
Nikolas: Emily almost died because my uncle devoted his life to protecting me. I need to end this, not you.
Lucky: So I give you this tape and then what?
Nikolas: I'll take care of it.
Lucky: Nikolas, this confession will exonerate my father and probably send Stefan to jail. This is the best evidence we got, so why should I give it to you?
Nikolas: Because I need it, and I'm your brother. Now you either trust me, or you don't.
Dillon: My mail cart at E.L.Q.'S better.
Georgie: Well, that's because you're a corporate raider, and I'm a lowly volunteer. How was the first day?
Dillon: Um, boring.
Georgie: But you're going to keep working there, right?
Dillon: What, as opposed to working for Alcazar?
Sonny: Excuse me. We're here to see Courtney Matthews.
Doctor: Are you her family?
Doctor: May I ask how you're related?
Carly: Sister, best friend, fiancÚ. What's the problem?
Doctor: Courtney is being a little vague about how she was injured.
Jason: Well, where is she?
Doctor: Well, we haven't ruled out domestic violence.
Jason: You think I hit her?
Carly: That would never happen.
Doctor: I have reservations about sending her home.
Carly: Listen, you can talk to Bobbie Spencer, Alan or Monica Quartermaine. Jason did not hit Courtney.
Sonny: Hey, doctor, we need to see Courtney now.
Georgie: So, you saw what happened to Courtney?
Dillon: Well, kind of. No, just, like the end of it. I mean, she was unconscious on the floor, and there were two guys standing on top of her and they had guns.
Georgie: Oh, my God.
Dillon: And then -- well, no -- they said that they had to wait to call their boss before they could do anything, so --
Georgie: Well, what did you do?
Dillon: What do you mean, what did I do? I wanted to help her. I wanted to --
Georgie: But, Dillon, they had guns!
Dillon: I know that. I know that they had guns and -- but I had to do something, so I figured Courtney had a few minutes and so I went and I got Jason.
Georgie: Instead of going to the police?
Dillon: Jason and Courtney are engaged, ok? It didn't look like a mugging to me.
Georgie: Whoa, Dillon, this whole mob stuff is starting to seem like second nature to you.
Doctor: She's right in there.
Carly: Jase, Jase, Jase, Jase -- can I go in first?
Carly: Because I have an idea of what she's going through and how she might be feeling. I just think sometimes it's easier to talk to a woman.
Jason: Ok, yeah.
Jason: I should have gone after Courtney --
Sonny: Don't blame yourself.
Jason: When she went out. Come on, Sonny, she was upset. I know that.
Sonny: Courtney's scared. I mean, you know, Carly knows how to do this. Courtney -- you know, maybe Courtney just needs to deal with the pain -- alone.
Carly: Jason's out there.
Courtney: I wish Alcazar hadn't told him. I was about to say, "then Jason wouldn't have to know." Why is my first instinct to keep a secret from the man I'm about to marry?
Carly: Because you love him, and you're afraid to lose him, and so you want to protect him so he doesn't have to worry about you.
Courtney: Yeah, well, there isn't anything to worry about anymore. The damage is already done. You know, I just told a complete stranger that I had a miscarriage and that I can't have children. Oh, God, am I ever going to get used to saying those words?
Carly: Oh, honey. I know it's hard right now, but you never know. Things can definitely change.
Courtney: Not this.
Carly: Let Jason help you.
Courtney: I just -- I just keep thinking that I'm going to wake up and this nightmare's just going to be over. And I'll stop feeling so empty inside.
Stefan: Yes, I am pleased with the young woman's performance so far, Mr. Coleman. No, no. Well, the next step will be considerably more demanding.
Nikolas: Something's wrong. We need to discuss it right now.
Stefan: I -- I'm sorry. I'll get back to you. What is it, Nikolas? Did someone approach you?
Nikolas: I'm not the one who's in danger. You are.
Stefan: If someone's threatening me, I'll handle it. I don't want you to get involved.
Nikolas: Lucky says that he can prove you were behind Summer's murder.
Stefan: You don't believe him.
Nikolas: Says he has proof.
Stefan: What kind of proof?
Nikolas: Apparently, Darius is still alive and willing to talk.
Stefan: Well, that's highly unlikely.
Nikolas: If -- if you did it -- if -- I'm the only one who can help. But I need the truth. Did you try and kill Emily?
[Knock on door]
Elizabeth: Surprise. You didn't think you were going to say your vows without me, did you?
Emily: Oh, Zander told you?
Elizabeth: He's been shouting it from the rooftops. Plus, I've been going around town like a madwoman trying to get everything.
Emily: What's everything?
Elizabeth: Hello? Calling the bride-to-be? Ta-da. I know it's a nightgown, but --
Emily: Oh, it's beautiful, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: And it's something new. Also, I went to your house and I found your add-a-pearl necklace.
Emily: Oh, I forgot I had that.
Elizabeth: That's because it's something old. And also, I'm going to let you borrow my blue bracelet.
Emily: Something borrowed, something blue.
Elizabeth: Exactly. And I got all the stuff for your hair and makeup in here.
Emily: Oh. You know, I always imagined my wedding would be like this. You'd make me look beautiful and get me through all the corny traditions.
Emily: And I'd walk down the aisle and say my vows to the man I love.
Elizabeth: Are you sure you want to do this?
Emily: Zander does. It's the last gift I can give him.
Gia: Hey, Zander.
Zander: Hey. What's going on?
Gia: Is Emily up for any visitors?
Zander: No. Actually, she's -- she's saving her energy. We're getting married.
Gia: Excuse me?
Zander: Today. Now.
Gia: In the hospital?
Zander: I'm -- I'm proving to Emily that we have a future together.
Gia: That's incredibly romantic.
Zander: Well, we both need a little hope, a connection, no matter how much time she has left.
Gia: What are you planning to wear? You are going to change, right?
Zander: Well, I mean, what's wrong with these clothes? You know, button them up and tuck them in, but I mean --
Gia: Zander, when was the last time you looked in a mirror? Actually, don't tell me. I don't want to know. Your bride cannot see you this way. Come on -- nope, go back to your room. A shower, shave, put on your best suit.
Zander: But I --
Gia: Try to do something with your hair. And since I'm such a nice person and fashion maven, I will buy you the perfect tie at Wyndham's, ok?
Zander: Well, Gia -- Gia, you're a terrific friend.
Gia: Well, you'll never know what you missed out on.
Jason: You all right?
Courtney: Just a little banged up, that's all.
Jason: What happened?
Courtney: I never should have been on the docks alone.
Jason: Did you see who did it?
Courtney: Two guys. I fought back and I woke up here.
Jason: You're pretty bruised up, aren't you?
Courtney: It's -- it's nothing.
Jason: Well --
Jason: You in a lot of pain?
Courtney: You know, you get banged up all the time, you act like nothing happened, so, that's what I'm going to do.
Jason: Can I get you anything?
Courtney: I'm fine.
Dillon: So I went and told Jason what happened. He told me to get out of there, and I did, and then that's when Alcazar showed up.
Georgie: At Jason's house?
Dillon: Actually, I'm starting to think that he had something to do with what happened to Courtney, like it was like some sort of warning or something, you know what I mean?
Georgie: Ok, do not look.
Dillon: What? Where?
Georgie: It's him! Hmm.
Lorenzo: Thank you.
Carly: What are you doing here?
Lorenzo: I saved Courtney's life. I thought I'd finish the job.
Lorenzo: Meaning I'm paying her hospital bill.
Carly: No, you're trying to infuriate my husband.
Lorenzo: I'm supporting the truce, that's all.
Carly: Oh, really? By sending me a backgammon game?
Lorenzo: Yeah, Jason didn't seem too happy about that, either.
Carly: Here -- here's the deal -- if you don't back off, you are going to disappear.
Lorenzo: Assuming your husband could have me killed -- which is assuming a great deal -- would you be sorry?
Carly: Well, it would be a waste. But then again, you've already gone ahead and wasted your life. Look, you could be a history professor at some prestigious university. You could be changing the world for better.
Lorenzo: I'm sorry to disappoint you, but I have my moments. I did save Courtney, after all.
Carly: Yeah, and I appreciate it.
Lorenzo: I did it for you.
Carly: You want to help me? Go away.
Lorenzo: It's not going to happen.
Carly: There's nothing for you here.
Lorenzo: You're looking beautiful, by the way.
Carly: Don't do this.
Lorenzo: Baby's doing fine?
Carly: Yeah. The baby's fine.
Carly: And you saved my child's life, and I will owe you for that forever, but do us all a favor -- don't you pay that bill.
Stefan: You have no idea how far a parent will go to protect a child. That's what you've always been to me.
Nikolas: You borrowed the money for me?
Stefan: It was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made. But all I could think about was keeping your legacy intact. I took the risk because I knew I could persuade you to marry Lydia. We'd obtain the funds and repay the loan.
Nikolas: But Emily got in the way, didn't she?
Stefan: My mistake was waiting for you to realize that Emily was wrong for you. Now, I should have come to you with the facts from the beginning. But you love her, and she makes you happy. I gave into my greatest weakness -- the need to indulge you.
Nikolas: So you didn't tell me the truth?
Stefan: That was a mistake. But I'm telling you the truth now. I would never raise a hand against Emily, much less try to have her killed.
Nikolas: But Lucky says he can prove otherwise. What do you say to that?
Stefan: Lucky will say anything to protect his father, as we both well know. Now, I can fend off the Spencers if I have you at my side.
Nikolas: You've devoted your entire life to protecting me. I've always appreciated that. But I'm finally starting to realize what it cost.
Stefan: I would do it again gladly. In my heart, you're my son.
Nikolas: And I love you as a father. Always will.
Stefan: Was there something else?
Nikolas: No. No, nothing at all. You've made everything very clear.
Jason: You want to rest?
Jason: Can I get you something to eat?
Courtney: There's only one thing that I want from you, Jason -- the truth. What would you have said to me today in the hospital if you could be honest with me?
Jason: I never lied to you.
Courtney: Silence is a lie, Jason. I know better than anybody. I kept silent about the pregnancy. I kept silent about losing our child.
Jason: The miscarriage was an accident, Courtney.
Courtney: Yeah, caused by me. God, Jason, would you just look at what I've done? I mean, I flew to South America when you told me to be safe. I fought anybody that got in my way. I jumped into freezing water when that guy, he told me that it was suicide. Just like today. I fought those guys when I should have run away.
Jason: This isn't your fault. Let's just move on.
Courtney: Why won't you just admit you're mad at me because of today, aren't you? You're mad at me because I lost our child, and you're mad because I can't have children ever.
Courtney: We had everything, Jason, and look what I did. Look what I cost us. Why can't you just admit that you hate it?
Jason: Because I love you.
Courtney: Well, then just tell me the truth!
Sonny: I want full surveillance on Alcazar. I want to know what he's doing before he does it.
Stan: You know he's gotten around this type of thing before, right?
Sonny: You know what? Just get creative. I don't care what you got to do. You just do it, because I'm going to take alcazar down.
Stan: I'm on it.
Sonny: Stay in touch.
Sonny: How much did you hear?
Carly: Enough to know you're making a big mistake.
Sonny: It's a business problem.
Carly: It's not that simple.
Sonny: Alcazar is not your concern.
Carly: I owe Lorenzo Alcazar, and so do you. He saved our baby's life.
Sonny: Ok, let me get this straight -- Alcazar held you hostage. He kidnapped my sister, left her to drown. He's part of the reason she lost a baby, and you're defending this man?
Carly: I am not saying he's a good man. Ok, I'm just saying he did a good thing. I faked labor pains with Alcazar before, and then when the labor was real, he believed me.
Carly: He took me at my word. There were no signs, Sonny. My water hadn't broken. There was no blood. But he believed me, and he ordered an emergency landing.
Sonny: You should have never even been on the plane.
Carly: He got me to a doctor.
Carly: And then --
Carly: When the doctor didn't want to wait for the medicine to work and he kept on insisting that I have a c-section, I thought Alcazar was going to kill him.
Sonny: Hmm. And you're saying I owe this man?
Carly: No, I am saying that the smart business decision would have been for him to let the doctor take our baby. Look, the only reason that this baby is alive and safe inside of me is because of Lorenzo Alcazar. Do you understand now?
Sonny: Yeah, I understand everything.
Gia: You must admit, I know what I'm doing. It's a brilliant tie. It completely makes the suit.
Zander: You saved me again, Gia. Thanks.
Gia: I'm really happy for you, Zander. I really am.
Zander: Thank you.
Elizabeth: Hey, you guys. Look at the bouquet. Isn't it pretty?
Zander: Hey. Wow.
Elizabeth: Is Emily still sleeping?
Zander: Yeah, she needs her rest.
Lucky: Hey, I got your message.
Elizabeth: Hey, I'm glad you could be here.
Lucky: Are you kidding? How could I miss Emily's wedding?
Zander: Ok, look, the doctors seem to believe that Emily's dying, and I choose to believe that she's not, and I would like for all of you to try and believe it, too. Believe that -- that we got years and years ahead of us. Believe that this wedding is the beginning and not the end.
Emily: I wished for you and here you are.
Jason: Why are you all dressed up?
Emily: I'm getting married.
Emily: Yeah, to Zander.
Jason: Well, you told me that you love Nikolas.
Emily: But Zander -- Zander loves me. He wants me to do this.
Jason: What do you want?
Emily: Getting -- getting married will help Zander after I'm gone. And I love him -- just not the way I love Nikolas.
Jason: Emily, you need to do what you think is right.
Emily: In other words, I'm making a terrible mistake?
Jason: I didn't say that.
Emily: But you won't try to talk me out of it because it's my choice, right?
Jason: No comment.
Emily: And if I were going to live, it would be wrong to marry Zander, to pledge my life to one man when I'm in love with another. Wouldn't it be something, Jase, if my soul could visit Nikolas and -- and tell him how I feel, how much I would have loved to spend my life with him?
Jason: Can't you tell him now?
Emily: It's too late.
Emily: And I won't be -- I won't be sorry for what I can't have. You taught me that.
Jason: I'll always be sorry that you can't be here.
Emily: Jase, if you and Courtney -- if you and Courtney have a daughter, will you name her after me? Hey, Jase. Come on. It doesn't have to be a first name.
Jason: It's not that. We aren't -- we aren't having any children. Courtney had a miscarriage. You know, there were problems, and she can't -- she can't have children.
Emily: God, Jase, I'm so sorry.
Jason: Yeah, she's just -- she's going through a lot, and I've tried to help. I just -- I just don't know what to do.
Emily: Would you like some advice?
Emily: Don't let Courtney push you away, no matter what she does, Jase. Don't let her believe she's not good enough. Don't let her pull away to prove how much she loves you, ok? I wasted so much time. So love her, Jase. Love her. Keep her close. No matter what.
Stefan: Lucky Spencer is escalating his campaign against me. He's determined to see me charged with Summer's murder.
Alexis: Are you asking me to defend you?
Stefan: Nikolas was just here to warn me. He says Lucky has some kind of proof.
Andy: Detective Capelli, P.C.P.D.
Alexis: What are you doing here?
Andy: I have a warrant for the arrest of Stefan Cassadine for the murder of Summer Halloway.
Alexis: On what grounds?
Andy: We have Mr. Cassadine on tape admitting responsibility for the murder.
Stefan: Well, that tape is obviously a forgery concocted by Lucky Spencer to exonerate his father.
Andy: Well, Lucky Spencer didn't give us the tape. Nikolas Cassadine did.
Dillon: I'm never going to get over how cool Alcazar was today. You know what I mean? I mean, like, he just stared right through Sonny, and Sonny stared right back at him, and it was, like -- it was, like, so cinematic. You know what I mean? You almost didn't even need the sound. The picture was enough. It was, like, the perfect showdown. It was awesome.
Georgie: Yeah, but -- why? I mean, if Alcazar knows Sonny will kill him --
Dillon: Because it's a strategy, you know? It's actually pretty smart if you think about it.
Lorenzo: Well, I'm glad you approve.
Georgie: Um, we were just on our way out, because my dad, the Police Commissioner, is expecting us, and he hates crime.
[Dillon mouths words]
Lorenzo: I'll keep that in mind. May I? Before I leave, would you elaborate on my strategy?
Dillon: I was just talking.
Georgie: We didn't know you were listening.
Lorenzo: No, why was I at the hospital? Just out of curiosity.
Dillon: Well, you know, to throw down with Sonny in public. That way, if he threatens you, it's, like -- it's, like, you have a million witnesses.
Lorenzo: Actually, I was there to visit a sick friend. Sonny just happened to be there.
Dillon: Yeah, ok. Yeah, sure, that makes sense.
Lorenzo: So how's the new job working out?
Georgie: Dillon loves it. He's working for his brother and keeping it all in the family.
Lorenzo: Good. Well, you're young, you need to explore your options, find out what you really want to do.
Dillon: Is that what you did?
Lorenzo: In a sense. You kind of remind me of myself.
Lorenzo: I went to work for my brother, too. It took me a long time to figure out what I truly want.
Carly: So you think I got attached to Alcazar, don't you?
Sonny: No, not at all.
Carly: Listen to me. If that c-section had been performed, I would have lost the baby. Ok, the clinic was not set up for a preemie. Our son would have died.
Sonny: What about you? Were you close to dying?
Carly: If labor hadn't stopped, yeah, I could have hemorrhaged like I did with Michael. Sweetie, that is not the point.
Sonny: What is the point?
Carly: The point is that Alcazar could have sacrificed the baby, and he wouldn't.
Sonny: Why don't you say what you really mean?
Carly: That -- that is what I mean. What are you talking about?
Sonny: No, listen, I'll tell you right now what's going on here. Alcazar risked your life to save the baby, but when I was given the same choice, I would have sacrificed the baby's life to save you.
Carly: Yeah, well, that was a completely different situation.
Sonny: Well, that's why you're defending him. Because Alcazar, you know, was willing to do something that I never could.
Courtney: I -- I took a bath with those eucalyptus salts that Carly gave me. It really helped.
Jason: Good. I'm glad that you're feeling better.
Courtney: I'm sorry that I yelled at you.
Jason: I'm sorry that I -- I walked out.
Courtney: Look, I don't even know why I said those things.
Jason: Because you've been hurt badly and partly because of me.
Courtney: No, that's not true.
Jason: I'm as much to blame for all this as you are.
Courtney: No, you aren't.
Jason: But I'm selfish because I still want you in my life, even if it's dangerous for you.
Courtney: That's what I want, too.
Jason: Because I love you so much.
Courtney: I love you, too. And I need you. God, Jason, you're everything to me.
[Music plays throughout]
Justice: Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the sight of God and in the presence of these witnesses to join Emily Quartermaine and Zander Smith in holy matrimony.
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