General Hospital Transcript Friday 1/9/04
Provided by Amanda
Proofread by Brian
Emily: We have to get you out of here. I can't stand the thought of you being locked up.
Nikolas: Yeah well, I hate it too. But we'll get through this, ok? There's a bail hearing set, Alexis will get me released, and then we can find a way to clear me of this ridiculous murder charge, all right?
Emily: I'm just -- I'm worried, Nikolas. I mean, this case against you has just materialized out of thin air. I mean, the police even say that they have a murder weapon that has your fingerprints all over it? I mean, where did that come from, you know? It just seems like someone is deliberately trying to set you up.
Nikolas: I know. I've been thinking the same thing.
Faith: When I give you a time to be somewhere, that's when I expect you. Being late is unacceptable.
Zander: Oh, I'm sorry. You must be mistaking me for one of your employees.
Faith: What did you say?
Zander: I don't work for you anymore. Consider this my notice. I'm on to bigger, better, more satisfying things.
Carly: Lorenzo, how did you get here? What did you --?
Lorenzo: I escaped. Jason should have killed me the minute he threw me in that panic room, left me on the walls to rot because that's the only way I would have stayed away from you. Unless you tell me that's what you want.
Carly: Leticia, I'm going out. I've got my cell phone on.
Sonny: Whoo! Wind's kicking up. I don't know what the hell we're going to do. What are you doing? Where are you going?
Sam: I'm going to get to the rest of the treasure. We've already wasted enough time and traveling on foot, it should not take us long to get there.
Sonny: Hey, you know what? Wait. First of all, you're getting way ahead of yourself. There are no we. If you go out looking for that treasure, you're on your own.
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Faith: You're not a bag boy at a local supermarket, Zander. You can't just quit. I thought you understood that.
Zander: I do what I want.
Faith: Oh, let's get back to reality. It's not that simple. You have seen and heard too much.
Zander: Oh Faith, your secrets are safe with me.
Faith: With that and a buck I can ride the bus.
Zander: Now, that I would like to see.
Faith: Look, I know that you are restless. You are full of stamina and energy and raw ambition. You want more and you want it now. But you have to be patient. Let time take its course. You will move up through the ranks and if I have taught you anything, it should be that some things are better when taken nice and slow. Stay with me, Zander. I will make it worth your while.
Emily: Ok, I know you're not going to like this but Zander said that he can make the murder charge disappear, that he could have Faith call in one of her favors to taint the evidence, or who knows --
Nikolas: Well, at least Zander’s consistent. He comes to you, offering to fix a murder rap for me?
Emily: Well, I can't imagine him coming directly --
Nikolas: It's Elizabeth and that baby all over again. He wants you to feel indebted to him. That way he can keep insinuating himself into your life. I'm not going to let that happen!
Emily: No, it doesn't matter whether Zander’s staying away from me or not!
Nikolas: It matters to me!
Emily: Please, look if Zander can help you with all this --
Nikolas: No, don't even think about it. I don't need his help, Emily!
Emily: Nikolas, please, don't make this about pride. If someone is trying to set you up for Cody McCall’s murder, so far they're doing a pretty good job, and there may not be anything that Ric Lansing or any other D.A. can do but send you away!
Nikolas: Zander tell you that, too? I'm sorry.
Emily: Maybe he's right, Nikolas. You're my life. I can't imagine it without you.
Emily: And I'll do anything. I'll make a deal with any devil if it means that I can keep you with me.
Nikolas: Emily -- what are you going to do?
Alexis: It's time for your bail hearing.
Skye: You know, I can't help but notice you're not letting me win tonight.
Jax: What do you think I am, a charity organization, huh? I let you win plenty the other night.
Skye: Huh. Plenty is relative.
Jax: Don't look now but here come yours.
Monica: We knew you could be ruthless, Jax, but we thought you had a heart when it comes to Lila.
Ned: Jax, I'm appealing to you as a friend. Don't let her get away with this.
Jax: Do you have any idea what --
Alan: You know, this family is teetering on the brink of ruin. You may not like us, but do you really want to see us out on the street?
Tracy: Oh, I think you ought to stay away from those loaded questions.
Jax: I have no idea what you people are talking about.
Edward: The little vixen that you call your girlfriend is nothing but a common thief.
Tracy: Daddy, Jax has a very hard time believing things like that.
Edward: Well, Sam more than proved the point beyond a shadow of a doubt by stealing our treasure and it's your job, buddy, to get it back.
Jax: It's my job?
Alan: You were the one who brought her around in the first place.
Monica: Yes, waltzed her right into the living room.
Edward: That treasure belonged to our ancestors and Sam has no right to it.
Ned: And besides, we need the money more than she does.
Jax: Well, this is all very fascinating, but this seems to be a matter between you and Sam, who is not -- and I repeat -- not my girlfriend, my partner, or my maid or anything else for that matter. Now, I don't know where Sam is or if she's taken the treasure or what she's stolen lately, but you're interrupting my game. I was on a winning streak.
Tracy: Why don't you make yourself useful for a change, talk some sense into him.
Edward: Ned, this is all your fault.
Edward: Yes, yes. If you'd kept your wits about you, we wouldn't be in this mess.
Skye: Oh, what you just said about Sam? The Quartermaines might believe you, but I'm not buying it for a second.
Carly: Dr. Lewis? Hey. Do you have a minute because I really need to talk?
Cameron: Yeah, I can see that. Having more flashes? Headaches?
Carly: To be honest, right now I would be really happy to have an ordinary headache.
Cameron: Something different?
Carly: Yeah, it's different. It's somewhat the same. You know the flashes that I've been having? They've turned into full-out fantasies. They're sexual fantasies.
Cameron: I'm not surprised. The bullet entered your temporal lobe. That's the seat of sexual function. Maybe your brain's just making a reconnection, so to speak. You know as far as side effects go, you could do a lot worse.
Carly: Yeah, believe me, I'm no prude. I actually -- I enjoyed them at first. I thought they were about getting my love back for Sonny. But the fantasies -- they've gotten more explicit. They're less vague, and I just -- I realize the -- the man in the fantasies is not my husband.
Cameron: Someone you know?
Carly: Oh, yeah. It's my husband's worst enemy. It's Lorenzo Alcazar.
Cameron: You realize that the fantasies could go away as quickly as they started.
Carly: Ok -- I cannot passively just sit and wait for that. Is there something you can give me? Is there some sort of pill that would make it go all away? I just -- because honestly, if you can't help me, I don't know what I'm going to do.
Sonny: Look, my plane is on its way to pick me up. You're welcome to grab a ride.
Sam: No thank you. I'm not going to go anywhere without the treasure.
Sonny: You're really not afraid staying here alone?
Sam: What, you think I can't take care of myself? How do you imagine I survived before I met the manly men of Port Charles?
Sonny: I'm just asking.
Sam: I'll be fine, thank you. I know the shipping lanes. I'll just hook up with a charter or a freighter or something -- whichever's big enough to transport my haul. You might want to reconsider leaving, though.
Sonny: I got business.
Sam: So? You're the boss, aren't you? Why don't you postpone it?
Sam: Well, you could help me out. I'll cut you in.
Sonny: You know, you are spending a hell of a lot of energy running around trying to find buried treasure. It just -- it kind of makes me think that you're trying to get away from something.
Sam: Really? Like what?
Sonny: I don't know. People find all kinds of ways to stay ahead of their demons.
[Sonny turns on radio]
Announcer: We interrupt our regular programming to bring you this weather alert just in. Tropical Storm Jill has just been upgraded to a hurricane and is due to hit land by afternoon. Officials are ordering mandatory evacuations on the outlying islands. Once again, evacuations are mandatory.
Sonny: Well, that changes things.
Sam: For you, maybe. Not me.
Zander: Oh, I am going to miss that.
Faith: Ahem. You don't have to.
Zander: Kissing me, Faith, is not going to change my mind. I'm done.
Faith: Obviously, you're not getting this. Ok see, we're not playing a school-yard game here. You don't get to pick up your toys and go home. So now you have to ask yourself if walking away is really worth what it's going to cost you.
Faith: Oh no, say it isn't so. You are not going to give the poor little rich girl another chance to rip out your heart, are you? Have you forgotten what she did to you? Are you going to go against every natural instinct you have and play by her rules?
Zander: Who says I'm going to play by the rules?
Nikolas: I've told you all of this already.
Alexis: Well, tell me again, because maybe you will come up with something important.
Nikolas: Emily and I found Blackthorn's journal in the grotto, ok? We thought there might be something else there -- more treasure, the missing pages, whatever. We opened the entrance to the tunnel and there he was.
Alexis: Cody McCall.
Nikolas: Yes, Cody McCall. He was hanging from the -- from the rafters. Where's Luke when you need a good pun? God.
Alexis: You think that this is funny? I mean, because it isn’t. You're in a very serious situation, Nikolas. Stefan died and left you with a financial disaster on your hands. The Cassadines were on the verge of total collapse and it was up to you to find a solution. Lo and behold, a treasure is uncovered underneath your freighter. You wanted it. Not only did you want it, you were desperate for it, desperate enough to take extreme measures.
Nikolas: Are you saying you think I'm guilty?
Alexis: I'm trying to illustrate the situation for you and how it will appear to people who don't know you and don't care about you.
Nikolas: I swear on my love for Emily that I did not kill Cody McCall.
Alexis: Nikolas, I know you didn't do it. Don't worry, I'm not going to let you take the fall for this.
Skye: Jax, you can deny your feelings for Sam until the cows come home, ok -- whatever the heck that means -- but that doesn't change the fact that you are so gone for that woman, though Lord only knows why.
Jax: Skye, stop talking -- stop talking and deal the cards, ok? Otherwise, I'm going to take my money somewhere else
Skye: No, why don't you just accept that you are hiding here, ok, and that you really want to go look for her because you're worried sick about her?
Jax: No, I'm not worried sick about her. I don't want to go look for her. I don't care what kind of trouble she's gotten herself into, ok? You know what? Sam is a lot like you. She doesn't know when to stop. I'm sick of both of you.
Emily: Jax, hey, I'm so glad I found you. I need a favor.
Jax: Oh, let me guess. You want me to tell you where Sam has taken the Quartermaine treasure, then you want me to jump on my trusty charger, go find the treasure, and bring them back, right? Your family was just here, all of them, which was very entertaining. I'm going to tell you the same thing that I told them. Sam is your problem, not mine.
Skye: Oh -- don't forget the part where she's not your girlfriend.
Emily: I guess you haven't been watching the news.
Jax: No, I haven't been watching the news. What's on the news?
Emily: It's her father. Cody McCall’s dead.
Jax: How'd that happen?
Emily: He was murdered because of the treasure. I'm afraid Sam may be next.
Cameron: Carly, I know you're frightened but try to understand, you've suffered a serious brain injury. Side effects are inevitable and unpredictable, both in form and duration.
Carly: Great. So in other words, you have no idea how to make the fantasies go away.
Cameron: No, that's not entirely true. I think you could benefit from conventional therapy. Understanding the course your recovery's taking’s the first step toward controlling it.
Carly: All right, no offense Dr. Lewis, but sitting in your office and talking until I'm blue in the face -- I'm sorry, it's just not quite active enough for me.
Cameron: Don't underestimate the power of getting this out in the open. I'm assuming you haven't shared your fantasies about Alcazar with Sonny?
Cameron: You sure you don't want to give therapy a try?
Carly: I -- I guess at this point I'll try anything.
Cameron: Good, come see in the morning. I got an opening at 9:00.
Carly: All right, I'll be there. Thank you Dr. Lewis.
Cameron: In the meantime, be nice to yourself. Go home; spend the evening with your kids. Watch cartoons or whatever kids watch these days.
Carly: Yeah, that's good advice. I'll try and take it.
Max: Mrs. C?
Max: Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you.
Carly: It's ok Max. What's up?
Max: Jason needs me to drive him. Can you wait here until I get someone else on you?
Carly: Oh, I don't need anyone. I'm fine. Don't keep Jason waiting. I'm good.
Sam: I've captained salvage boats most of my adult life. Any bad weather you can imagine I have probably been through. I think I can wait out a hurricane.
Sonny: You -- you know, you're stubborn and I'm just going to try to reason with you this time, ok?
Sam: Oh, ok.
Sonny: All right, let me have that.
Sam: All right.
Sonny: Pretty heavy, huh?
Sam: Yeah, it's heavy.
Sonny: All right, as soon as I take care of my business and the storm blows over, I will fly you out of here so you can search for your treasure till your little heart is content, ok? Because, you know, look, the treasure's been hidden for centuries. A couple more days is not going to matter. You know what's going to matter?
Sonny: You could die trying to do this. Now, nobody else knows where this treasure is, right? Nobody else knows where to find it?
Sam: You make a decent point.
Sonny: So, you'll come?
Sonny: Ooh, could be something. Hello. What's your E.T.A.? Wait, I can't -- no, hold on, I can't hear it. It's breaking up. Yeah, look, you got to get me out of here because I -- I can't -- the storm is coming in -- as soon as you can, ok? I'm stuck in this place.
Justus: I got here as fast as I could. What's this dire emergency that couldn't wait?
Skye: I need your help.
Justus: That much I figured out.
Skye: Well, I'm not asking for a favor here. This is a real job, you know, a reason that will keep you in town, something you can actually talk about?
Justus: That's cryptic.
Skye: Look, I have a lot riding on this casino, ok, and so does Luke. Now, I know that might be hard to believe since he's taken off for places unknown but, you know, Luke’s kind of unreliable like that, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't care.
Justus: Sounds like you need a P.I. and not an attorney.
Skye: No, I don't need to find Luke. What I want is for you to draw up a contract, something legally binding.
Justus: Between you and Luke?
Skye: Luke and I don't need contracts but unfortunately, he has taken on this silent partner who wants to take advantage of his absence and cut him out. Now, I would like to protect Luke’s rights such as they are and this really is the only way that I can think about doing it.
Justus: So who's his silent partner?
Faith: That would be me.
Alexis: Nikolas isn't the killer and you know it.
Ric: Pushed far enough, anybody's capable of murder. I don't think I need to explain that to you, considering your past experience with Luis Alcazar.
Alexis: Is that why you're so set on arguing bail? Some obscure generality to prove?
Ric: Look, it's my job to put away the bad guys, whether they are mobsters or ancient aristocracy. Look, I have a case Alexis and the motive is the oldest one in the book -- money. Nikolas needs it, the treasure provides it, Cody McCall was sniffing around for it. There was ample opportunity and I have Nikolas' fingerprints on the murder weapon that killed Cody McCall.
Alexis: I'm not asking you to dismiss the charges. I'm simply requesting bail. What is your problem with this, anyway? It isn't as if we're dealing with Sonny or Jason.
Ric: Look, I know you think that your nephew deserves special treatment, but I'm just looking at this as any other case file.
Alexis: Somehow I doubt that.
Ric: I have a hearing to prepare for, counselor. I'll see you inside.
Nikolas: How bad is it?
Zander: Well, you must really enjoy volunteering. I see you here a lot.
Maxie: Yeah, well, it's interesting. Not to mention my dad actually approves of it. He was pretty close to shipping me off to boarding school.
Zander: Out of sight, out of mind?
Maxie: I guess.
Zander: That's the way it is with kids. Everybody wants them when they're little. It's only after they grow up and make their parents look bad or disappoint them that nobody wants them around.
Maxie: Is that what happened to you?
Zander: I'm sorry. I just have kids on the brain these days. Do you mind if I ask you a question? Say there’s a father or potential father for a baby. Father number one has done some pretty twisted stuff, but he's managed to cover it up.
Zander: And father number two -- he's never planned on being a father, he's also a screw-up, but he's never managed to do anything. Who do you pick for a dad?
Maxie: Well, I would say that it depends on who loves the baby more. My biological father's a really good person, but kids didn't fit into his life, so he left. Kids didn't really fit into Mac’s life either, but he was the one that stayed and changed his life to fit us. So I guess that I would say that I would choose the father who was willing to change for the baby's sake.
Zander: That's a good way to look at it.
Maxie: Is everything ok?
Zander: Not really, but thanks -- thanks for letting me vent.
Maxie: Sure. Hey look, I hope that whatever's going on, you find a way to work through it.
Zander: So do I. I wouldn't bet on it.
Emily: Look, Cody was working with this guy Ben, a fence or something.
Jax: You know what? I think I was held at gunpoint by him recently.
Emily: Did you see his face?
Emily: Oh, God. You know, I'm convinced that Ben was the one that killed Cody. It definitely wasn't Nikolas.
Jax: It's going to be devastating for Sam. You know, she said she hated her father, but I don't believe it.
Emily: Yeah. Well, I'm not sure Sam even knows about Cody.
Jax: I'm going to have to tell her.
Emily: Please Jax, find Sam before Ben does, for her sake and Nikolas'.
Ben: That's far enough. Nice score. But we both know it's just the tip of the iceberg. The mother lode is somewhere on this island and I'm about to liberate it. Now give me the map.
Sam: I don't know anything about any map.
Ben: If it's on you, it won't take me long to find it.
Faith: I saw you the night the Haunted Star opened. I didn't get the chance to say hello.
Skye: Wait, you two know each other?
Justus: We've met. So you're the partner who isn't silent enough for Skye?
Faith: And you're supposed to be what, her attorney?
Skye: Well, yes, as a matter of fact -- or at least I hope so.
Faith: And what do you need Mr. Ward for?
Skye: Well, in light of Luke’s open-ended absence, I thought it would be a good idea for you and I to specifically outline your role in this casino.
Faith: Well, I don't object to that, but I don't see why I should trust him.
Justus: No reason. My advice for you would be to retain your own counsel, someone who has your best interests.
Faith: Mm-hmm, well, that's usually me and there's no reason this should be any different.
Justus: Then I'll draw something up. I'll be in touch.
Faith: What the hell are you doing?
Nikolas: Oh, you were brilliant.
Alexis: I was desperate.
Nikolas: It worked. You actually got the judge to post bail -- not an easy task with Ric Lansing fighting you with everything he can think of.
Ric: What is he doing anyway? Why is he so adamant about you not getting out on bail?
Nikolas: I don't know.
Ric: I'm just trying to keep suspected murderers off the street. That's what people of this city pay me to do.
Alexis: Hmm. I wonder.
Nikolas: Ok, this is an argument for another day. I really just want to get out of here. Where do we post bail?
Alexis: Follow me.
Zander: You let Nikolas walk on bail. That wasn't part of our deal.
Emily: Sam is headed for this island called Azure Key. It's where this pirate Blackthorn hid all the treasure he looted.
Jax: How do you know all this?
Emily: His journal made it up from the bottom of the harbor. Nikolas and I have been reading it.
Jax: Ok, Azure Key it is. I'll do everything I can to find this Ben character.
Emily: I'd be so grateful.
Emily: Thank you.
Jax: No problem. So, you used to be a lot better at this. How much did you hear?
Tracy: Oh -- what? Oh -- I'm sorry. I was looking for my earring. I didn't even know you were there.
Jax: Tracy, stop wasting my time and tell me what you heard.
Tracy: I heard everything but you know what, I can help -- extra ears, extra eyes.
Jax: And what would you want in return for this valuable assistance?
Tracy: Well, just a share of the treasure that's commensurate with my contribution.
Jax: Well, I guess a little backup couldn't hurt. Perhaps you and I could work out something that would be mutually advantageous.
Tracy: Oh, we always do.
Jax: Yes. That's right. Watch your step.
Tracy: Jax? Jax? Jax, if this is a joke, I'm not laughing! Jax?
[Tracy pounds on door]
Sam: I keep telling you there is no map! Just take the duffle and leave.
Ben: Who would have figured a little beauty like you would have come from that old dog Cody?
Sam: Back off.
Sam: Get off of me! Get off! No!
Ben: Now you've made me mad! That was a bad move.
Sam: Get off of me! Stop it! Stop it!
Lorenzo: Don't go.
Zander: What happened, Ric? You were supposed to be this brilliant blinding light in the legal community and you're definitely motivated. After all, your wife is carrying my child.
Ric: All right Zander --
Zander: I agreed to sign over my rights if you put Nikolas away for a very long time. You already blew that.
Ric: All right, my job is not like yours, Zander. It takes patience and finesse. I know these are two foreign concepts to you, since you never think before you act.
Zander: You trying to insult me Ric?
Ric: I'm trying to make you understand my position. Now, Alexis is already suspect of my enthusiasm in this case and if she can prove that I'm not being objective, I will be pulled off of it and then where are you going to be? Try to look at the big picture for once in your life, all right? Don't blow it all to hell on impulse. You might actually get what you want.
Sonny: Get off her or I'll blow your head off.
Sam: Go ahead, do it, Sonny! Shoot the bastard!
Ben: Your friend's not going to shoot me. He's afraid of putting a bullet in you. I'll kill her just like I killed her father when he double-crossed me.
Sam: You liar!
Ben: Shut up! Now stand up --
Sam: Get off of me!
Ben: Get up! Now, Sam and I -- we're going to walk out of here and you ain't going to do a damn thing about it.
Lorenzo: I was hoping you would come.
Carly: I don't know why I did. Maybe I'm losing my mind, because I certainly can't control it anymore. It just goes where it wants to, to places it shouldn't be and I'm helpless to fight it, and you're always there. First, it was in flashes, and then when you kissed me on the Haunted Star, it -- it was feelings, it was -- those images --
Lorenzo: Can you remember those images?
Carly: They're seared in my brain. They're lips on my neck, a hand on my leg. I thought it was Sonny at first; it should have been. Then they turned into fantasies and they are all, all about you. But I found out there's a reason today. Dr. Lewis told me. He said that the damage in my brain -- it was caused by the bullet -- it controls sexual impulses and that's why this is happening. It's not because I love you. It's not because I want you. It's just because a few wires got crossed in my brain. That's all it is.
Lorenzo: And how much longer are you going to deny what you feel?
Nikolas: Hey, you need to hear this because I'm only going to say it once. I don't want any help from you and neither does Emily.
Zander: He doesn't let you speak for yourself now?
Emily: Nikolas knows how I feel.
Nikolas: You keep her out of this. I'm telling you I don't need Faith Rosco to get me out of a crime that I didn't commit.
Zander: I made you an offer. It's still there --
Nikolas: You got two choices. You stay the hell away from Emily or I'll kill you.
Zander: Come on, do it. I hear it gets easier after the first one. You already killed Cody McCall.
Faith: You lousy, worthless piece --
Justus: Good to see you, too, again, Faith.
[Tracy pounds on door]
Tracy: Help! Can't somebody please let me out? Jax? Is that you? That was not in the slightest amusing! I didn't have cell phone coverage in there. Where are you? Sneak.
Sonny: He's dead.
Sam: Are you sure?
Sonny: Yeah, I'm sure.
Sam: Did you hear him say that he killed my dad? I mean, he was lying.
Sonny: Right. Hey, hey.
Lorenzo: I've never made it a secret, Carly, I love you. You want to talk fantasies? I've had millions of them and in every single one of them you come to me because you love me too.
Lorenzo: These are my fantasies. You can't tell me no. However, when we're talking about real life, yes, I want you. But I'd rather have you walk away than hate me every minute of your life.
Carly: I wouldn’t. That's the problem.
Lorenzo: I don't see that as a problem.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Ric: Going after Zander only makes you look guiltier.
Justus: Is this what it's come to?
Faith: Looks that way.
Sam: I know what you're thinking. Nothing happened between me and Sonny.
Jason: Where's Carly?
Courtney: According to Leticia, she just ran out.
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