GH Transcript Thursday 9/4/03


General Hospital Transcript Thursday 9/4/03

Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Kathy

Zander: Well, how do you like your honeymoon so far? Is it everything you imagined?

Emily: It's better because you're here with me.

Zander: I knew you'd make it, Em. I did. I just knew it.

Emily: Yeah, you got me through it. You never stopped believing.

Zander: We can survive anything now. Starting right this second, you're going to get better every day, by the hour, by the day.

Emily: I'm working on it.

Zander: And this time next year, we'll go to the grill for this, for our year anniversary. We'll go there every year after that, year after year, till we're old and gray. We'll always have Venice.

[Emily and Zander laugh]

Zander: And each other, forever.

Lucky: What is wrong with you?

Nikolas: Tell me, were you part of the plan to kill Emily?

Lucky: Nikolas, relax. That is insane.

Nikolas: Oh, is it? She was about to lose her fortune. Come on.

Lydia: I wouldn't kill to keep it.

Lucky: Stefan got to you, didn't he?

Nikolas: It's her word against his.

Lydia: He admitted it on tape.

Nikolas: Yeah, a tape that you made, Lydia. The entire conversation was a setup.

Lucky: It doesn't change what Stefan said. You heard it yourself, Nikolas. Stefan was just looking for an excuse to kill Emily.

Nikolas: Lydia had a strong motive to kill Emily, too. Framing my uncle's just the next logical step.

Lucky: Is this about believing Stefan? Or you just trying to find a way to turn against Lydia? You married a woman you don't love and you gave up the one you do, and now you are just looking for somebody to blame. That was your own heart you broke. Why blame Lydia?

Stefan: Lydia had a lot to gain by killing Emily.

Alexis: So did you.

Stefan: Yeah, she went to a lot of trouble to frame me. She saw Emily was a problem, and she used Darius, my employee, to eliminate her.

Alexis: Speculation -- we can't use it in court.

Stefan: Well, then, find another way to implicate Lydia.

Alexis: Why not just focus on getting you acquitted?

Stefan: But the most efficient way is to give the police another suspect.

Alexis: You can't cast doubt on Lydia. You will just make yourself look guiltier.

Stefan: You need to find a way to work with me.

Ric: Excuse me, Scott. Why the hell do you keep calling me down here?

Scott: Oh, you know what? I think I'm going to reinstate the kidnapping charges. I mean, all the sick stuff you did to Carly, you'll probably never get out of prison. Is that better? Is that more convenient for you, there, Ric?

Ric: I see. I see you're just upset that Sonny hasn't tried to murder me yet, right? I can't help you with that.

Scott: I told you I don't want Corinthos! I want Alcazar.

Lorenzo: Hey, keep up the pressure and stay in contact.

[Knock on door]

Lorenzo: Yes.

Man: I tracked her down like you said. She's in the park.

Carly: Hmm. Look. This gets better and better every year.

Michael: Can I ride the tilt-a-whirl?

Carly: In a little bit.

Sonny: The tilt-a-whirl?

[Michael groans]

Carly: Hee-hee-hee, yuck.

Sonny: What do you -- I can't kiss your mother? I'm in love with her.

Michael: Only one million times a day!

Sonny: No, how about two million? No, four million if that's what it takes.

Carly: Ooh, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Michael: Hey, tattoos -- look! Can I please go get one? I really want one, a dragon.

Sonny: Go, go.

Michael: Thank you.

[Carly laughs]

Sonny: My goodness.

Carly: Oh. This is nice, huh?

Sonny: Yeah, it's nice.

Carly: God, I dreamed about this the whole time that I was away -- you with your arms around me, our family together, just living life and loving each other.

Sonny: Glad you're home.

Carly: Yeah. We finally put everything behind us.

Courtney: I want you to leave. You're not welcome in our home.

Elizabeth: I just came by to tell you that Emily woke up.

Courtney: Okay, he knows. You can go now.

Jason: Yeah, I saw her this morning. Thanks.

Elizabeth: Okay, good. Well, she's getting better. That's all I wanted to say.

Jason: Okay. What's going on with you?

Courtney: I saw you with her at the hospital, Jason. You guys had your arms around each other.

Jason: In the chapel. Why didn't you -- why didn't you say something? Why didn't you say --

Courtney: God, Elizabeth is after you, Jason. Can't you see that? She always has been!

Jason: Courtney -- Courtney, Emily was dying. She's my sister. That's Elizabeth's best friend.

Courtney: And I'm not part of your little group, right?

Jason: What -- what group?

Courtney: You know what? Just go. If you want Elizabeth, go. Go get her, please.

Jason: What are you talking about?

Courtney: You fought everybody for me, Jason. I mean, Sonny, A.J., even your perfect little china doll Elizabeth. But the joke's on you, right? Right? I mean, all that fighting was for nothing, all that trouble, and you're going to go back to Elizabeth anyway!

Jason: Where is this coming from?

Courtney: You want a child, Jason! I can't give it to you, but Elizabeth -- she can give it to you.

Jason: Courtney, I thought my little sister was dying. It was a bad night. Elizabeth and I helped each other, but it has nothing to do with having children.

Courtney: So, what, it doesn't matter to you that she can have your baby and I can't?

Jason: What? No, it doesn't matter. What -- why are you being like this?

Courtney: I'm trying to figure out what you want, Jason. And I have to figure it out on my own because you refuse to tell me. I mean, you never really wanted to be a father at all, did you? I mean -- I should've listened. You kept telling me that you don't want to be a father.

Jason: That's not fair. I didn't know that you were pregnant.

Courtney: So would you have pretended if you did know and been secretly relieved that the two of us can't have a child? I mean, you -- you could still keep working, keep risking your life and not be a father.

Jason: You're not making any sense. First you say I want to be with Elizabeth to have children, then you're saying I don't want to have a baby at all. Which one is it?

Courtney: Because you don't, Jason! God, you don't -- you don't even care about me losing our baby. You don't miss her at all! You don't dream about her!

Jason: I've been trying to help you, Courtney.

Courtney: You're making everything worse, okay?

Jason: Just -- you got to tell me what --

Courtney: No, just keep -- go away, please.

[Jason sighs]

Lucky: Didn't I tell you it was going to be like this? You can't go against Stefan, and you never could.

Nikolas: Lucky, I just turned him in to the police. All right, I have to make sure that he's guilty. I'm not just playing into her hands.

Lucky: Stefan will say anything, do anything to save his own hide. If it makes you miserable, it's never Stefanís fault because he was only trying to protect you.

Nikolas: Your father's the same way.

Lucky: Yeah, sometimes he is. But at least he has enough courage to say it to my face. Besides, he didn't kill Summer, and you know it. Stefan did. Summer is dead because of a Cassadine, and I cannot change that. But I will not -- not let you sacrifice Lydia, too.

Nikolas: You're right. Lydia, you took a -- a huge risk on my behalf. And I was wrong to suggest that -- that you would ever harm Emily. I apologize.

Lydia: I'm not sure who is worse, you or Stefan.

Man: Cotton candy! Get your cotton candy right here!

Carly: Ooh, I want some. And you can't stop me.

[Carly laughs]

Sonny: That stuff is straight sugar.

Carly: Yeah, that's exactly why I want it.

Sonny: No, no, no. You don't want to feed the baby sugar.

Carly: Yeah, I do. It's a biological imperative.

Sonny: A what?

Carly: Well, if you crave something, it means that the baby really, really needs it. Right, baby?

Sonny: Yeah, well, you want fruit and cheese, don't you, kid?

Carly: Ow! Oh, he just kicked me.

Sonny: Yeah?

Carly: Uh-huh.

Sonny: He knows I'm right.

Carly: Uh-uh. You don't believe me?

Sonny: No. If the baby kicks, that means he wants healthy food.

Man: Cotton candy! Get your cotton candy right here!

Carly: That's what he wants.

[Phone rings]

Carly: Hmm.

Sonny: Hello?

Jason: I need to see you. It's important.

Sonny: I'll be right there. It's Jason. He -- he doesn't sound good.

Carly: Did something happen with Courtney?

Sonny: He didn't say. I'm sorry, but --

Carly: Got to go?

Sonny: I got to go, yeah.

Carly: All right.

Sonny: Have fun, okay?

Carly: All right. Oh, I will.

Michael: Mommy, look.

Carly: Hey -- let's see, let's see. Oh, that's so cool.

Michael: Where's Daddy?

Carly: He had to go take care of some business.

Michael: Hey, you think he'll like it?

Carly: Yeah, I think he's going to be extremely impressed. Look at that. Wow.

Michael: Aunt Courtney.

Courtney: I'm so glad I found you. Hey, sweetie. Oh, oh, that's so cool.

Michael: Are you crying?

Courtney: No, no, honey, I'm all right.

Carly: Hey, you, why don't you go ride that tilt-a-whirl, huh?

Michael: Want to come? It might make you feel better, and then it might make you throw up.

Courtney: Oh, no, honey, I think I'll stay here, but thanks.

Michael: Okay.

Courtney: Go ahead. Hey. I'm sorry to ruin your time with Michael.

Carly: No, no, no. What happened?

Courtney: God, Carly, I was horrible to Jason again. I yelled at him. I pushed him away. I -- I don't even blame him for walking out. But now Elizabeth is just waiting there to take him back.

Sonny: What happened?

Jason: I don't know -- I don't know what the deal is with Courtney, Sonny --

Sonny: You had another fight?

Jason: I don't know how to help her. I almost lost it.

Sonny: Well, I'm guessing you walked out.

Jason: I walked out because she says I don't understand. You know what? She's right. None of this makes any sense to me. Courtney's mad at me because we lost a baby I didn't even know about, a baby I couldn't even try to save.

Sonny: Did you say that to Courtney?

Jason: No!

Sonny: Did you say anything at all to her?

Jason: Emily almost died last night. And I went to the hospital to say goodbye. And I went to chapel to pray, and Elizabeth came in. She was crying.

Sonny: Right.

Jason: You know, I put my arm around Elizabeth, Courtney saw us, and then this morning Elizabeth comes to the apartment to tell me Emily's okay.

Sonny: Courtney went postal; she screamed at Elizabeth and accused you of wanting her.

Jason: How'd you know?

Sonny: I've been with a little more women than you have.

Jason: Okay, you know, I kept trying to explain to her, but it was like she couldn't hear me.

Sonny: Right.

Jason: She said I wanted to be with Elizabeth because Elizabeth could give me a child, and then on the other hand she said I didn't want a baby at all.

[Jason sighs]

Jason: I know that she -- I know that she's scared. I know that she's terrified underneath the anger, Sonny, but I don't know why.

Sonny: Maybe she's afraid of losing you. Maybe she's so scared that she's panicked.

Jason: How do I help her?

Sonny: Well, you know what? You don't -- don't punch a wall. Don't yell at her. Hold her if she wants to be held. Talk to her if she wants to talk to you, you know? But you got to remember, she's grieving. It's like being in a pitch-black room -- you know, you're going to stumble, you're going to fall, but you're going to figure a way to get out.

Jason: Okay.

Sonny: Last thing you want to do is shut down on Courtney.

Jason: Yeah.

Sonny: If you start feeling that way again, do what you did today. Walk out, call me. The least I can do is put you to work --

Jason: Yeah, work --

Sonny: Give you some kind of distraction.

Jason: Work would be good --

Sonny: All right.

Jason: Right now. Anything that stops from making this worse.

Lydia: Isn't it bad enough that Nikolas is married to me and in love with somebody else?

Lucky: You know what? You knew that when you married him.

Lydia: So you tell him to dump me?

Lucky: He was accusing you of murder.

Lydia: Oh, please. Nikolas felt guilty because he turned that tape in to the police. Then Stefan manipulated him. He did realize that on his own. He didn't need you condescending to him.

Lucky: So you're mad at me for defending you?

Lydia: Nikolas and I could've figured it out on our own.

Lucky: Yeah, if I hadn't barged in, right?

Lydia: What are you doing here, anyway?

Lucky: I just wanted to make sure you weren't leaving town.

Lydia: Oh, I'm staying. Haven't I told you enough how great my life is here? I love living in a mausoleum alone while my husband pines away at Emily's bedside.

Lucky: You're spoiled, you know that? And way too rich.

Lydia: And I have every intention of staying that way. So does Nikolas.

Lucky: You know what? Don't be so sure.

Lydia: Emily is married now -- one more reason for Nikolas to stay with me.

Lucky: And be miserable?

Lydia: If you'd leave us alone for five seconds --

[Footsteps]

Lucky: Shouldn't you be consulting your brother/client?

Alexis: Lydia, I need to ask you a few additional questions.

Lydia: Don't you mean a few more accusations?

Lucky: What's the deal, Alexis? Why are you defending Stefan when you know he's guilty?

Elizabeth: Hey, Zander. How's Emily?

Zander: She's -- she's asleep, and her fever's coming down.

Elizabeth: Oh.

Zander: She's going to be all right.

Elizabeth: That is so amazing.

Zander: I knew she could do it.

Elizabeth: You know, at first I thought you would ruin her life. It never occurred to me that you'd be the one to save it.

Zander: Emily believed in me when it didn't make any sense, and that's what I did for her, that's all.

Elizabeth: I'm really happy for the both of you.

Zander: Thank you. Thanks for being at the wedding. Appreciate that.

Elizabeth: Oh, I was thrilled to be a part of it. I've been so wrapped up in my own life lately.

Zander: Ric?

Elizabeth: Yeah, my soon-to-be-ex-husband. Gram told me this old saying -- "You marry in haste, repent in leisure"? Well, it turns out to be true.

Zander: Hmm.

Elizabeth: Well, for -- for me and Ric, not -- not you and Emily. You guys are a completely different story.

Zander: Right. I -- I hope so.

Elizabeth: Well, you already have proof. Thanks to you, the power of love brought Emily back.

Emily: Nikolas.

Nikolas: Hi. I'm sorry. I didn't mean to wake you.

Emily: I'm so glad you're here.

Nikolas: Is your fever still down?

Emily: So far, so good.

Nikolas: Must have been some party in here, huh?

Emily: Yeah. It's supposed to be Venice.

Nikolas: Oh, yes, of course. Where else would it be?

Emily: We were all kind of giddy after I woke up, so --

Nikolas: I can imagine. I didn't know you liked Venice.

Emily: Actually, I'm supposed to be here on my honeymoon.

Nikolas: Congratulations.

Emily: Thank you.

Nikolas: Brought you a wedding present.

Emily: Oh. There you go with the perfect manners again. Nobody else has even mentioned a wedding gift, and you already have one already. Thank you.

Nikolas: You're welcome. You going to open it?

Emily: No, I should probably wait for Zander.

Nikolas: I didn't give it to Zander.

Emily: Oh -- oh, my God.

Nikolas: That's -- that's been in my family since the time of Napoleon.

Emily: It's beautiful.

Nikolas: One of my great aunts smuggled it out of St. Petersburg. She -- she hid it in the lining of her bodice right here, next to her heart. I mean, that's what the story says, anyway. I don't know if it's really true or not.

Emily: Oh, no, it's true. I can feel it.

Nikolas: Helena never wore it.

Emily: Why not?

Nikolas: Because my grandfather never gave it to her. It's -- technically, it's -- it's part of the estate. It belongs to the -- to the Cassadine prince, and he can give it to whoever he wants. I always meant to give it to you.

Courtney: Elizabeth showed up at our house. Do you believe it? She was looking for Jason.

Carly: Why?

Courtney: He's probably with her right now.

Carly: Well, what did she want? Don't say Jason.

Courtney: She wanted him to know that Emily woke up, but that's just an excuse, okay? I mean, she had to know that his family would call as soon as they found out.

Carly: You -- you didn't say that --

Courtney: No -- I don't know. I don't -- I don't know what I said. I was furious, and so was he. And then he said that he never even wanted the baby.

Carly: No, he didnít.

Courtney: No, that's what he meant.

Carly: No. Jason Morgan would never say that he doesn't want a child.

Courtney: I could see it in his eyes, Carly.

Carly: No, you didn't, Courtney.

Courtney: Carly, he won't -- he won't even talk to me. Okay, he blames me, but he won't even say it. I mean, he just stands there and -- and -- I don't know -- just until he gets so upset, he just walks out.

Carly: So don't let him leave. Courtney, losing a baby is -- is terrible. I know this. I know exactly how it feels. But you cannot push Jason away. You need him right now.

Courtney: I don't know what's wrong with me. I am out of control right now.

Carly: You'll work through it.

Courtney: Jason doesn't need me.

Carly: No, Jason loves you, and you need to learn to trust that.

Courtney: Maybe -- maybe if we could have another child, maybe I wouldn't feel so empty inside.

Carly: Are you sure that you can't?

Courtney: Yeah.

Carly: I mean, what did Dr. Meadows say? Did she say those words exactly? Did she say that you can't have any more children?

Courtney: Well -- I was so upset, I don't -- I'm -- I'm not really sure.

Carly: Come on, you know that they told me that I couldn't have any more children, so I took treatment. I -- I took medicine. Maybe -- maybe you could do the same thing.

Courtney: You really think it's possible?

Carly: Well, I think you need to go back to the doctor. I mean, you need to find out what the facts are. You need to find out exactly what you're dealing with.

Courtney: Okay.

Carly: I'll go with you.

Courtney: No. No, Carly, this is something that I have to do myself.

[Courtney sighs]

Courtney: Thank you, thank you.

Carly: You're welcome. Call me, all right?

Courtney: Okay.

Lorenzo: Care to indulge in a guilty pleasure?

[Knock on door]

Sonny: Whatever you want, I'm not interested.

Ric: Scott Baldwin is trying to use me to help put together a case against you.

Sonny: Really? What about?

Ric: He wants information about Alcazar.

Sonny: I don't give a damn what Baldwin wants.

Ric: Well, maybe you should, Sonny. It could work to your advantage.

Sonny: I'm busy.

Ric: Look, what if I'm able to help get rid of Alcazar permanently? Would that be enough for you to strike a truce with me?

Alexis: I need a few more details.

Lucky: You need a new client.

Alexis: I have a right to defend my brother.

Lucky: You heard the tape.

Alexis: A jury won't.

Lucky: You know Stefanís guilty. How can you live with that?

Alexis: Did you hear him threaten Emily?

Lucky: Yes, I did!

Alexis: Are you sure?

Lucky: You want details? You go ask Emily.

Alexis: Is she well enough for that?

Lydia: She's going to live.

Lucky: Alexis, Emily trusts you. She admires you. You saved Zander's life.

Alexis: That doesn't have anything to do with this.

Lucky: You go visit Emily, and you look into her eyes. You ask yourself how you can defend Stefan knowing he wanted her dead.

Alexis: It is a point of law that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Your father has benefited from that presumption. So have you. Why shouldn't Stefan?

Lydia: What if she gets Stefan acquitted? I am a dead woman.

Lucky: Stefan's going to jail. And Nikolas is going to divorce you, and that money you sold yourself to get is going to charity. It's probably the best thing that ever happened to you.

Nikolas: There you go.

Emily: A smuggled bracelet. I -- I feel like I should sneak out of somewhere, like Istanbul or St. Petersburg or Port Charles.

Nikolas: That -- that bracelet has survived a lot, you know, and so have you.

Emily: Yeah, and I thought I'd -- that I'd wake up in heaven surrounded by love and finally knowing what my life meant and why everything happened. That's what Jason said heaven might be like.

Nikolas: Maybe he's right.

Emily: But I woke up here.

Nikolas: I heard -- I heard you tell Zander --

Emily: You heard -- heard me tell him what?

Nikolas: You know, about the -- the light was -- was getting smaller and -- and more faint. You were a bride, and you -- you were leaving with the light, and then a kiss brought you back.

Emily: You heard everything?

Nikolas: Zander's -- Zander's kiss. Yeah.

Emily: That's what I told him.

Nikolas: I understand, Emily.

Emily: You know, I -- I can't -- can't believe you were here all night.

Nikolas: I couldn't leave. I just couldn't leave.

Emily: Where were you?

Nikolas: On the other side of the wall. I -- I could feel you. You're going to be fine, Emily. You -- you're going to be fine.

Emily: Nikolas -- I could feel you, too.

Nikolas: God, I love you.

Courtney: Oh, hey. Hi.

Dr. Meadows: Did you need to see me?

Courtney: Yeah, look, it's about the miscarriage.

Dr. Meadows: Well, I have a few minutes, but if you need an appointment, you're going to have to --

Courtney: No, I just -- I just need to know if -- is there any chance at all that I can have a baby? Because I -- I was so upset, I just -- I didn't really understand or I didn't hear what you said.

Dr. Meadows: Well, there was some damage after the miscarriage.

Courtney: How much?

Dr. Meadows: Well, it's possible that surgery will help, but there's no guarantee.

Courtney: Okay, all right. I want to schedule surgery right away.

Dr. Meadows: Courtney, you're just getting over the miscarriage. Give yourself some time.

Courtney: How much time? Doctor, I want to have a child as soon as possible.

Dr. Meadows: The success rate is not good. It can be a terrible disappointment.

Courtney: Okay, look, Jason and I -- we want a family, and we will do whatever it takes.

Dr. Meadows: Then I'd advise you to start with counseling. It'll give you time to prepare you and your partner for the process. Understand that it can cause a strain on any relationship, no matter how secure. Just take some time.

Jason: Alcazar probably has the place swept regularly. Get this one right -- there. All right, make it hard for him to find -- find your equipment.

Stan: State of the art, but I'm not a magician.

Jason: What's wrong with you?

Stan: What? Oh, I'm sorry. Just I quit smoking.

Stan: Damn.

Jason: What?

Stan: Cigarettes.

Jason: It's good that you stopped smoking. It could kill you.

Stan: Yeah, so could working for you and Sonny.

Jason: Yeah. This explains a lot.

[Camera beeps]

Ric: What if I work with Scott, I get Alcazar sent to prison? Solves a lot of problems for you, doesn't it?

Sonny: Are you thinking about the future, Ric? The wire around your throat? How long it's going to take? One year? Three years? Or maybe I'll change my mind and I'd just make it happen next week.

Ric: I'm trying to make this thing right.

Sonny: Do you having trouble sleeping, Ric? You trying to avoid going out at night alone?

Ric: Yeah.

Sonny: Smart move, taking precautions -- trying to broker a truce, trying to feed me Alcazar. Ain't going to work. I made you a promise, little brother. I'm going to keep it.

Carly: I have nothing to say to you.

Lorenzo: I'm talking about the guilty pleasure of cotton candy.

Carly: I don't care what you're talking about.

Lorenzo: Would you like some?

Carly: Go away.

Lorenzo: I'm simply trying to have a conversation with a friend.

Carly: I am not your friend.

Lorenzo: Even after what we shared?

Carly: You saved my baby's life. It's probably, what, the one good thing you've done in your life, and now you are using it against my husband.

Lorenzo: I don't understand.

Carly: Oh, the hell you donít. You are exploiting my gratitude.

Lorenzo: I would never do that.

Carly: No, you're playing games, Lorenzo. I love my husband. You are his enemy. Therefore, you are my enemy, too.

Lorenzo: Sorry to hear that.

Carly: Stay the hell away from me and my family, or you're going to end up dead. I'm through warning you.

Alexis: Emily.

Emily: Hi.

Alexis: Hi. Room -- it's kind of neat-looking. How are you feeling, honey?

Emily: Much better. Yeah, mostly thanks to Zander. If you hadn't saved his life a long time ago, I don't even think I would be here right now.

Alexis: I'm really glad I was able to help, and I'm so glad that you're feeling better.

Emily: Thank you.

Alexis: Do you mind? This'll just take a second. I just have a few questions about when you were engaged to Nikolas.

Emily: Okay.

Alexis: Was Stefan opposed to the marriage?

Emily: Yes, completely.

Alexis: Where did you get that?

Emily: Nikolas gave it to me.

Alexis: When you were engaged?

Emily: No, a few minutes ago.

Alexis: You know that's a Cassadine heirloom, don't you?

Emily: Yeah, from -- from the time of Napoleon, right?

Alexis: I remember it when I was a little girl. It was in a glass case in Mikkos' study.

Emily: Nikolas said it was smuggled out of St. Petersburg.

Alexis: Did he tell you the legend?

Emily: No.

Alexis: When a man gives that to a woman, it means that she has his heart forever.

Lydia: How's Emily? I know that's where you were.

Nikolas: Much better.

Lydia: I'm glad. I really am.

Nikolas: I believe you. I gave her a wedding present. But -- but now we have to -- what would my uncle say? -- Re-prioritize.

Lydia: What would you say?

Nikolas: Well, you -- you stayed in this marriage when you could have left. You were treated badly by both my uncle and myself.

Lydia: You were honest with me from the start.

Nikolas: True. But you didn't agree to death threats or murder accusations.

Lydia: Everybody knows the Cassadines are insane. It turns out you're no exception.

Nikolas: Yeah. So, what do you want to do next, you know, as -- as far as the marriage is concerned?

Lydia: All of the sudden, I have a vote?

Nikolas: We can break up or we can stay married. Now, if we stay married, I can promise you that it'll be better than before. But you have good reasons to go. And if -- if you do, I'll help you any way I can, but it's up to you.

Lydia: My motives for marrying you were far from pure. But I did honestly think that we were better off together, and I still do. As far as I'm concerned, you're my husband.

Stefan: Ah, Lucky Spencer, police officer in training. Your father will be so proud.

Lucky: Did you really think I'd let you frame him?

Stefan: All because of an overpriced whore.

Lucky: What was that?

Stefan: Summer used you the way Lydia's using you now.

Lucky: God, you're so predictable.

Stefan: You can't even see it. And when Lydia's finished, she'll be gone. You'll have nothing. You'll be alone. Running away from your own life. Luke Spencerís son. The torch has been passed.

Elizabeth: Hey, Carly, what's up? I got your message.

Carly: Hey, thanks for coming. I'll keep it brief. Stay away from Jason.

Elizabeth: You called me to the park for this?

Carly: He loves Courtney, and they are going to be married.

Elizabeth: Oh, I see. Courtney must have run straight to you.

Carly: Courtney is my best friend and my sister-in-law. And, more important, she is the only woman who ever made Jason happy.

Elizabeth: Hmm. Well, he didn't seem all that happy earlier today.

Carly: Yeah, and that's exactly why I called you. See, because I know that you think you see an opening, a way to move on in and get Jason back, but you don't and you canít.

Elizabeth: You know what? Jason isn't married, and if I feel like spending time with him, I will.

Carly: Hmm. Watch it.

Ric: What was Carly talking about? What's going on with you and Jason?

Elizabeth: It's really none of your business.

Sonny: So these are the -- these are Alcazar's files?

Jason: Yeah. Look at this one.

Sonny: Promissory note. That's -- it's worth a lot of money.

Jason: Yeah, I know, but look at the -- look at the signature.

Sonny: Stefan Cassadine.

Jason: The Cassadines are into Alcazar for millions of dollars.

Sonny: Well, this could be useful to us.

Jason: You know what? I'm not even sure that the Cassadines know they're in debt to Alcazar. Look at the note. It's some holding company. You know what? Emily said that there have been some threats against Nikolas by his creditor, but she -- she never mentioned Alcazar.

Sonny: So if the Cassadines default, that means Alcazar will lose millions. That could be his weak spot.

Jason: I promised Emily that I would protect Nikolas.

Sonny: We can keep Nikolas Cassadine alive, use him against Alcazar at the same time.

[Elevator door opens]

Courtney: Look, my neck and my shoulders are hurting really bad.

Doctor: I just gave you a prescription.

Courtney: Yeah, I know, and I accidentally threw them away. I know it's ridiculous, but I need another one.

Doctor: Hydrocodone is a controlled substance. I can't give you any more this soon.

Courtney: Okay, but it was an accident.

Doctor: Try something over the counter.

Lorenzo: Yeah. I need you to get me some hydrocodone as soon as possible.

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Sonny: I just think you're punishing yourself. I know how it feels to hate the whole world.

Jason: I just want to say thanks for sitting with me in the chapel.

Elizabeth: Sure.

Lorenzo: You chose to risk your child's life. You brought this pain on yourself.

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