General Hospital Transcript Monday 9/8/03

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Proofread by Doris

Ned: What --

Cynthia: Ok, don't be mad at me.

Ned: What the hell are you doing in my bed? And what the hell are you doing in this house?

Cynthia: After I saw you today on the street, I knew it was fate. I just had to figure out how to make it happen, so here I am.

Ned: No, no, stop, stop, stop right there. Alice!

Cynthia: Don't back away from me. Give me a chance to make you happy. I know I can.

Ned: Alice!

Cynthia: Who's Alice? That woman you were with on the street?

Ned: Look, stay -- stay right there. Stay.

Alice: For God's sakes, where's the fire?

Cynthia: Why are you being so mean?

Ned: Alice, this girl has snuck into the house. She climbed into my bed. I want you to get her dressed and get her out of the house!

[Knock on door]

Nikolas: Hi.

Emily: Hi.

Nikolas: It's good to hear from you. How you feeling?

Emily: Much better.

Nikolas: Good. Well, where's -- where's Zander?

Emily: I -- I sent him home and made him promise to sleep through the night and not show his face around here until tomorrow.

Nikolas: I'm sure he can use the rest. He's barely left your side.

Emily: Yeah, I know. He's basically sleepwalking at this point, but I used that as an excuse to get some time alone with you.

Nikolas: Am I supposed to be insulted by that? Because I'm really not.

Emily: You know, I was amazed by how easy it is to tell someone who loves you one thing so you can do something else. What does it matter if it's dishonest? What Zander doesn't know won't hurt him. Right? Except it does. It hurts us all.

Nikolas: What's wrong?

Emily: This has to end, Nikolas. Starting with -- with -- starting with the bracelet. I -- I can't keep it.

Nikolas: Why not?

Emily: It means too much, Nikolas. Alexis was here and she saw it and she told me the legend -- when a man gives this bracelet to a woman, it means he pledges his heart to her forever. Is that what you meant to do when you gave it to me?

Courtney: I'm sorry, baby. God, I'm so sorry.

Jason: Where is this coming from? Your baby's fine. You and Carly just saw the ultrasound.

Sonny: That's exactly what I'm talking about. Up until now, you know, the baby's been a hope, a promise for the future. I touch Carly's stomach, it's fantastic, you know. But after seeing the ultrasound, this baby's real, curled up inside of Carly, waiting to be born. What if it doesn't happen?

Ric: Ok. Ok. All right. Ok, what do we do?

Ric: Yes, this is Ric Lansing. I'd like to make reservations for a flight from Port Charles to Manhattan, please. No, J.F.K., La Guardia -- it doesn't matter to me. However I need to get there. Nope. I won't be coming back.

Faith: Oh, my goodness. You're a regular Calamity Jane, aren't you? Wow. Well, I'll give you this -- you are a resilient little thing. But there's no way you're going to bounce back from this one. Ric is finally free. Well, you rest in peace, little one. I hope you're busing tables in hell.

Cynthia: Stop it! Leave me alone! Who is this person?

Ned: Meet Alice, our housekeeper and my witness in case I need one.

Cynthia: I can't believe how fast you changed. You weren't this way a few minutes ago, all cold and remote.

Ned: I don't know you, and I don't want to.

Cynthia: Did I do something wrong? Just tell me and I'll do it better.

Ned: Listen to me, listen to me. I'm only going to say this once. You stay away from me and stay away from this house. Otherwise, I will call the police. Thank you, Alice. For obvious reasons, I'm leaving now.

Alice: Understood.

Cynthia: Eddie didn't mean that.

Alice: Yeah, yeah. Put these on.

Cynthia: He's just saying those things because you're here. When we're alone, it's a completely different story. He treats me like a woman.

[Knock on door]

Cynthia: See? I knew he'd reconsider. Who are you?

A.J.: You just took the words right out of my mouth. I wondered why Ned was screaming for you. What's -- what's going on?

Alice: Well, you know, I can't really tell you. I don't know.

Cynthia: My name is Cindy.

A.J.: A.J., The cousin. I see that you and Ned are -- are pretty close.

Nikolas: 200 years ago, another Nikolas Cassadine had that bracelet made for his wife. He gave it to her when he went off to war as a symbol of his love and the heart that he -- that he pledged to her forever. They never saw each other again.

Emily: He died?

Nikolas: He was killed in battle. But she never remarried. That bracelet stayed on her wrist for 60 years. The only time she ever took it off was on her deathbed, and that was to pass it -- pass it on and the legend on to future generations.

Emily: Only you would have a story like that.

Nikolas: I know it sounds corny and a little silly, but --

Emily: No, it's beautiful.

Nikolas: Either way, I -- I can't go against it. I could never give that bracelet to anyone but you.

Emily: I want to keep it, Nikolas, more than anything. To know that despite your marriage to Lydia, I have your heart, which I can wear on my arm like our own special secret. But that's completely selfish, and it's -- it's so unfair to you.

Sonny: There are real dangers, present ones -- the work we do, Alcazar, the fact that my brother's insane and he can go off at any time. Or, you know, Michael came close to dying, and my baby could be facing the same complications. But that's not what stopped me cold this afternoon. I lost my first child to a car bomb and, you know, my second A.J. pushed Carly down the stairs, right? I never got to hold them. I never got to -- I never got to see their faces. I saw my son's face today.

Jason: I -- I know. That's good.

Sonny: I know it is, but maybe it's more than I should be getting right now.

Jason: But you're not thinking this way because it makes sense, Sonny. Just like you said, you lost two children.

Sonny: Right.

Jason: Right? You know what that pain feels like. You're bracing yourself against it. That's instinct for survival. But that's not what's going to happen.

Sonny: I've never gotten this far with a child of mine. Ok. Is there any worse hell than getting all the way here and losing another child? But that's the price I got to pay for how I live, you know, for everything that I've taken.

Jason: Right, the same with me. I can't tell you that you're wrong. But you've got to live through to the other side. I mean, you got to hold your baby. You're going to name that boy, you're going to introduce him to Michael. Come on, you're going to bring him home, you're going to watch him grow up strong like Carly, brave like you. You know what? That's what you got to remember because this is Carly's baby, too. So even if you think you don't deserve a child, you know, maybe God thinks Carly does.

Sonny: All right, listen, Carly's probably done with the doctor. Can you take her home?

Jason: Yeah. Yeah.

Sonny: All right, there's something I just got to -- just got to do something.

Jason: All right.

Andy: Hey, how's her condition?

Paramedic: She has a closed head injury, but her vitals are stable. We're taking her to general hospital.

Scott: Wait a second. Hold on a second. What happened to Elizabeth?

Andy: I don't know. She seems to be a victim of a hit-and-run.

Scott: Who called it in?

Andy: It was anonymous, and at this point, we got no witnesses.

Scott: Well, go on, get her out of here. And you know what? This is a residential area here. These people were home. Get some uniforms around, go door to door, see if you can I.D. the car, the driver. I need a corroborating witness.

Andy: Whoa, what do you mean, corroborating? You know who hit Elizabeth Lansing?

Scott: Yeah, I got a pretty good idea.

A.J.: I'll make sure Cindy gets home safely.

Alice: Mr. Ashton wanted me to see the girl out.

A.J.: Alice, I'll handle Ned.

Alice: Ok.

A.J.: Thank you.

Cindy: Thank you for being so nice to me.

A.J.: Oh, that's how I am -- all-around nice guy. So, how long have you and Ned been seeing each other?

Cindy: That's between me and Eddie.

A.J.: "Eddie"?

Cindy: Yeah. I know you call him Ned, but to me, he's still Eddie. And the rest, with all due respect, is none of your business.

A.J.: You're either incredibly naive or very good at this. I'm not sure which.

Cindy: I don't know what you mean.

A.J.: It doesn't matter. You know why? Because I'm going to give you something that will give you a lot more satisfaction than a round of mattress tag with Ned.

Cindy: What's that?

A.J.: Oh, just a little compensation for the time we're about to spend. Come on. I'll give you a ride home. I want you to tell me all there is to know about Cindy. Ok? What's your last name, again?

Emily: I married Zander, Nikolas. Maybe not for the right reasons. I thought I was dying, and I wanted to give him what he wanted most. But a funny thing happened on the way to the other side -- I lived.

Nikolas: And thank God for that.

Emily: And now --

Emily: I've promised that life to Zander. And it -- it doesn't matter what -- it doesn't matter what I feel for you. It's irrelevant because I won't -- I won't back out of the vows I took. I won't be unfaithful to my husband, and that means I can't wear -- I can't wear a bracelet you gave me and secretly -- secretly treasure the promise it symbolizes. It's too unfair to Zander, a man who has given me his soul. I'm asking you as a friend, please take -- take the bracelet.

Nikolas: I'm sorry.

Emily: No. You don't have to apologize.

Nikolas: Yes, I do. You don't make promises you don't keep, and I shouldn't do that, either.

Emily: No, you're wrong, Nikolas.

Nikolas: All things considered, it's completely inappropriate for me to give you this.

Emily: It was the most -- the most meaningful gift anyone has ever given me. And if things had worked out another way, I would have been honored to wear it for the next 60 years.

Jason: Courtney?

Courtney: You came back.

Jason: Where else would I go?

Courtney: Anywhere. As far away from me as possible.

Jason: I'm not leaving. No matter what. I just hate feeling like I can't help you when you need me.

Sonny: I just -- you know, I just want to do everything possible to ensure the safety of my wife and child.

Dr. Meadows: Well, it appears you are looking for guarantees, and there are none, even in the best of circumstances. I mean, it's possible that anything unexpected could go wrong. But I'm telling you the odds are in your favor. Accept it.

Scott: Oh. Must be my lucky day because I was just going to look for you. Excuse me, Doc, I need a minute with Mr. Corinthos.

Dr. Meadows: Certainly. Enjoy this time. It doesn't come around very often.

Scott: What time would that be?

Sonny: Ok, you know what? I'm -- I'm not in the mood for any games you want to play. If you got some fake charges on me, call my attorney, will you?

Scott: Yeah, yeah, I know, I know. I know how busy you are --

Sonny: A little, yeah.

Scott: So I'll cut right to the chase.

Sonny: Ok, cut to it.

Scott: There was another attempt made on Elizabeth Webber's life tonight. I'm beginning to think there's a little voodoo doll around town here someplace.

Sonny: What happened to her?

Scott: Hit-and-run. You know, I was looking at Elizabeth. She's a very tiny little girl. You ever notice that? She looked like a broken doll on that gurney. And then I got to thinking, boy, oh, boy, that's some revenge on Ric for what he did to Carly.

Faith: Going somewhere? Great, we could use some fun.

Ric: "We"?

Faith: Yeah, I'm going with you.

Scott: Ric told me that you pushed Elizabeth down the stairs last spring. I tend to believe him because I think that you're a lowlife, Corinthos. I think you're capable of anything to make Ric suffer.

Sonny: Are you spouting another bogus theory just to hear yourself talk? Or do you actually have proof that I was anywhere near where you say this was?

Scott: This has got your stench all over it.

Sonny: You're just trying to -- you're trying to provoke me, aren't you? It's not going to work, Baldwin.

Scott: Ok, ok. Just to --

Sonny: What?

Scott: Let's not argue here, all right? Let's -- if you didn't do it --

Sonny: Right.

Scott: Any idea who might have?

Ric: Faith. We've been down a long and twisted road together.

Faith: Yeah, and I have loved every minute. Ok, almost every minute. Ok, fabulous, but don't -- don't fight it. Let's go to New York. Let's have a great time.

Ric: I'm not coming back.

Faith: Excuse me?

Ric: Yeah, I'm not coming back. I'm leaving this town and everything and everybody in it, ok? What do I have left for myself here, faith? You know, my brother wants to kill me. The D.A. seems to want to help him do that. The one woman that I loved is no longer my option.

Faith: Is this a delayed reaction to Elizabeth serving you with divorce papers?

Ric: No, no, faith, it goes far deeper than that. Something happened tonight that ended any chance of a reconciliation with Elizabeth, so I'd rather not be in this town and continually stumble over the life that I thought that I could have had.

Faith: Ok, ok, wait a minute, ok? Remember me? I am the one who wanted to leave town as soon as Scott agreed not to press kidnapping charges about Carly. Ok, I am all for cutting your losses and starting over. But not without me. I mean, if you leave Port Charles, there's nothing left for me here, either.

Ric: Ok. You want -- you want to go to New York with me, I can't stop you.

Faith: You won't be sorry.

Ric: If we don't make the plane, I will be sorry. How long is it going to take for you to get ready?

Faith: Five minutes -- my toothbrush.

Ric: I'll make a reservation.

Faith: This is going to be great.

Ric: Yeah, this is Mr. Lansing. I made a reservation on flight 52 to J.F.K., and I need to book another seat.

[Knock on door]

Ric: Damn it. Yeah, I'm going to have to call you back. Thank you. Coming. Yes?

Andy: I'm going to need you to come with me.

Ric: Look, I've given you jokers all the information I'm possibly can give you at this point.

Andy: Easy. Listen, your wife is in the hospital and it's serious.

Audrey: Ooh, Nikolas, thank goodness. I was afraid you were going to be that awful man.

Nikolas: Who?

Audrey: Ric Lansing. Oh, I know technically he's still Elizabeth's husband and her next of kin and the police will have to inform him that she's been hurt. But I can't help it, I don't want him anywhere near my granddaughter.

Nikolas: I heard it was a hit-and-run?

Audrey: Well, I -- I suppose it could have been a random driver or maybe even a drunk, but given the unspeakable element that Ric has brought into Elizabeth's life, I think it's more likely someone tried to kill her. Darling? Hey, Elizabeth? Can you hear me? Hmm?

Elizabeth: Gram?

Audrey: Yes, it's me. Hey, hey, hey, wait a minute.

Elizabeth: Gram --

Audrey: You're in the hospital.

Elizabeth: What happened? Where's Ric?

Jason: I've never seen that. Did you buy it when you found out?

Courtney: No, it's -- it's the welcome-home gift Carly gave us when we got back from South America. I waited till I was alone to open it, and then I just put it away because I didn't think I was going to tell you about the miscarriage. Maybe I shouldn't have.

Jason: Why do you say that?

Courtney: Maybe -- I don't know, maybe it would be easier for you not to know.

Jason: No. Yeah, I could see something tearing you up inside when the secret was already between us. If you had kept it, we would have grown further apart, not closer. No matter how bad, it's always better to know.

Courtney: I'm so sorry, Jason. Oh, God, I want to handle this better. I do. I want to be able to take it in stride and bounce back and move on, but I can't. And it just -- it makes me angry, you know? I mean, first at myself and then at you, like somehow it's your fault even though I know it isn't. It's like I'm trapped in this vicious cycle of anger and grief. Maybe we should give it away. You know, send it to some homeless shelter for a kid who really needs it.

Jason: Maybe you need to keep it.

Courtney: Why?

Jason: I don't know. You kept it. You must have a reason.

Courtney: I guess -- I guess it's the only proof that I have that our baby was ever there.

[Knock on door]

A.J.: Is it safe?

Ned: What do you want, junior?

A.J.: I just want to make sure that you weren't entertaining any underage guests.

Ned: If you're referring to that teenager who snuck into my room and climbed into my bed, I instructed Alice to show her the door.

A.J.: Hey, it's a good thing for you I took a personal interest.

Ned: I'm almost afraid to ask. What did you do?

A.J.: Gave Cindy a ride home and a sympathetic ear. Oh, you should have heard her going on and on about glorious Eddie. Apparently, you are the best thing since sliced pizza. Who knew? But luckily for you, I had enough cash on me to make a small investment in protecting your reputation, not to mention the family name.

Ned: All right, you know what? I don't know what this Cindy told you, but you could have saved the cash. I didn't touch her.

A.J.: Maybe. Maybe not. It's a "he said, she said" situation, right? Why risk it, Ned? Oh -- and hey, listen, don't bother racking your brain for a way to thank me. I'll figure it out. When you least expect it, there I'll be.

Courtney: I know I've been unfair and insecure lately. I'll --

Jason: That may be --

Courtney: I'll try to get a grip, I promise.

Jason: Maybe something I did or -- I don't know -- didn't do or said made you doubt me. But whatever happened, I just -- I want you to know that there's no question in me about you. I love you, and I'm not going anywhere.

Courtney: None of this is about you, Jason. It's -- it's about me being crazy inside.

Jason: You remember when we were trapped in the snow? And we said that we were going to go away together? We were going to pick a beach, watch the sun set. But we never got the chance because things kept coming up that always seemed more important. But right now, nothing is more important than us. So will you go away with me?

Courtney: When?

Jason: Tonight.

Courtney: Just like that?

Jason: Just like that, yeah. Just let me try to help you, ok?

Emily: I thought you left.

Nikolas: Um -- yeah, I was on my way out, and -- Emily, I'm sorry, I have some bad news. Elizabeth -- she's been in an accident.

Emily: What? Ok, how bad was she hurt?

Nikolas: Well, she suffered some pretty severe head injuries. They're afraid that her eyes may have been affected --

Emily: Get me a wheelchair, Nikolas, I want to see Elizabeth.

Nikolas: Emily, Emily, you're barely out of I.C.U. You're too weak to go traipsing around the hospital.

Emily: A wheelchair, Nikolas, or I will walk every single hall of this hospital until I find her.

Nikolas: I don't think Elizabeth wants to be the reason that you get sick again.

Emily: I won't, but I'm going to find my friend and I'm going to let her know that she is loved and supported, and so are you. Ok, look, I can either get out of this bed, fall flat on my face, flop around on the floor like a beached whale or you can take me to Elizabeth because that is where I'm going if I have to crawl.

Nikolas: I know that look, and there's no reasoning with you, is there? All right, put your arm around my neck. Ready? Come on.

Audrey: Would you like a little drink of water?

Elizabeth: Ok.

Audrey: Ok, good. Here we go. Here, lift your head. Oh, got it?

Elizabeth: Mm-hmm.

Audrey: Good girl.

Elizabeth: Thank you.

Audrey: Now, is there anything more you'd like?

Elizabeth: My eyes hurt.

Audrey: Oh, I'm sure they do.

Elizabeth: They hurt.

Audrey: You have abrasions on your corneas. But don't you worry about it, a doctor's going to be here very soon. Now you just rest. Hmm?

Elizabeth: Ok. I love you, Gram.

Audrey: Ah. And I love you, too, very much.

Ric: Audrey, is she all right?

Audrey: I want you out of here.

Ric: I understand how you feel and I don't want to be rude, but Elizabeth still is my wife and I do have a right to see her.

Elizabeth: Gram -- Gram, it's ok. I need to speak to Ric.

Audrey: You sure?

Elizabeth: Yeah, I'm positive.

Ric: They told me you were in an accident, that you were -- you were hit by a car. Do you know how?

Scott: That's the $64,000 question.

Andy: Mrs. Lansing, do you remember the incident?

Scott: And who was driving the car?

Ric: Why don't you two back off, all right? My wife has just been through a horrible accident. She doesn't need the two of you badgering her. As a matter of fact, why don't you just get the hell out of here, all right, Scott?

Elizabeth: No, no, no, please, just stay. I don't want to be alone with this man.

Ric: Elizabeth, you don't mean that.

Elizabeth: Don't you know I'm afraid of you, Ric? It's really amazing. I mean, I've been a fool for so long, just wanting you to love me.

Ric: I do love you.

Elizabeth: But that's not how it sounded on the pier when you were yelling at me, accusing me of going to Jason, when you were threatening me.

Ric: Wait a minute, Elizabeth, I was -- I was angry, all right? I -- I didn't mean it. I'm sorry.

Elizabeth: Did you mean it when you got in your car and followed me? When you waited for me to step off the curb and walk across the street and you ran me down? Did you mean it when you tried to kill me, Ric?

[Knock on door]

Faith: Oh, don't even bother coming in. Look, you're too late. Ric isn't here.

Sonny: I'm not interested in Ric. I'm here to follow up on a conversation we had months ago.

Faith: Oh, really? Well, shocking as this may seem, I don't remember your every word.

Sonny: Oh, you're going to remember this. Last time Elizabeth was in the hospital, I walked in, you were standing over her with a pillow in your hand?

Faith: Yeah, I told you, she looked uncomfortable.

Sonny: No, you wanted to smother her. And then I told you that she was under my protection and her sudden death or unexplained accident would be an unfortunate occurrence for you. You didn't listen. You ignored my warning. And you went out tonight and you ran Elizabeth down. You're going to have to pay.

Courtney: Maybe by the time we get back, I'll give it away.

Jason: There's no deadline.

Courtney: Yeah, I know. But I want to find a way to let go of the pain. I want to stop holding on to the sadness and the loss, start realizing what I have -- starting with you.

Elizabeth: I told you to stay away.

Emily: Sorry, the cavalry's here whether you want us or not.

Elizabeth: Oh, my God, Em. What are you doing here? You shouldn't be out of bed so soon.

Nikolas: Save your breath. I've already tried the reasonable, logical approach, and hurricane Emily here is having none of it.

Emily: Tell us how we can help, Elizabeth. Should we talk about what happened or have a pointless argument about something that doesn't matter? We'll do whatever you want.

Elizabeth: Ok. Just don't let Ric convince me that what happened didn't. It was him.

Emily: Ric?

Elizabeth: Yes.

Nikolas: You're saying Ric ran you down?

Emily: Are you sure?

Elizabeth: I can't swear to seeing him behind the wheel of the car, but I know it was him, you guys. We had just gotten in an argument. He was mad, he wanted revenge, and that's all Ric Lansing is about.

Ric: Look, Elizabeth is clearly confused. She's suffering from a head injury. She doesn't know what she's saying.

Scott: Oh, come on, come on. You're a lawyer. Deny, deny, deny.

Ric: Look, Scott, she's my wife. Why would I want to kill her? I love her.

Scott: Well, you can think about that in your jail cell. Arrest him -- suspicion of attempted murder.

Ric: What? What are you --

Andy: Richard Lansing, you're under arrest. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present. If you can't afford one, the court will appoint you one.

Faith: Who died and made you private detective? Anyway, why does it matter so much who hit the calamity waitress? Are we nursing a little crush here, Sonny?

Sonny: You know what? I'll be glad to get rid of you, not to hear that smart mouth. I should have eliminated you a long time ago, but you know what? Sometimes I'm too nice. You know what I mean? So, I told you to do something, you didn't do it, right?

Faith: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: So now you're going to have to pay for the consequences.

Faith: Really?

Sonny: Yeah.

Faith: Well, a clue -- I don't work for you, I'm not your wife, and I've never obeyed anyone in my life.

Sonny: That's because you never learned respect, and it's too bad now you're going to learn it when it's too late.

Faith: Look, Sonny, I have so much more respect for you than you realize. You make it so I don't have a choice. But I am not as stupid as you think I am, ok? I value my life, especially lately when it's looking up. So why would I sabotage it right now by trying to kill someone who is irrelevant?

Sonny: Shut up. Look, can you explain the damage to your car there?

Faith: Well, you don't understand. That's not my car. It's Ric's.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Courtney: I have to stop hiding things from you.

Ric: Why aren't you out there finding the person who really did this?

Scott: I'm not on trial here, you are.

Maxie: You saw who ran down Elizabeth?

Faith: I did not run Elizabeth down.

Sonny: Maybe I believe you, maybe I don't.

Elizabeth: Who's there?

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