General Hospital Transcript Friday 1/23/04
Provided by Suzanne
Proofread by Brian
Sam: You don't want to kill me.
Helena: You left me no choice. See, death is what happens to overly confident little girls who intrude where they don't belong.
Sam: Well, get prepared because I am not going to go down without taking pieces of you with me.
Zander: Well, well, well. If it isn't Frances Walsh, criminal psychopath and involuntary resident of Ferncliff.
Faith: Well, well, if it isn't my number one guard. You know, it took you long enough.
Zander: It's a nice polish, it suits you.
Faith: Thank you. I like it.
Zander: I thought you'd be a little more upset than this.
Faith: Well, I've had time to acclimate.
Zander: Well, wait no more. I'll make sure you get out of here.
Faith: Oh, no. Actually, my release can wait. The number one thing on your to-do list tonight is eliminating Jason.
Courtney: I wish that there was some way I could help.
Jason: The best thing to do in this situation is to stay clear of it. Whether Sonny and Carly come home together or separately, all hell is about to break loose.
Carly: Sonny -- Sonny, this is not how it looks. I -- I only came here to say goodbye to Lorenzo for good.
Sonny: Now you don't have to. You stay with him for the rest of your life if that's what you want. I can't -- can't do this. You're not coming back to me. I'm -- Iím through with you.
Carly: Listen, Sonny -- Sonny --
Nikolas: Whoa, whoa, hey, hey!
Nikolas: Someone's in a hurry.
Emily: Are you all right?
Georgie: Which way did he go?
Georgie: Do not tell me you just missed the most incredibly gorgeous guy in town!
Sage: I was so tired I couldn't even make it up to my bedroom. So I lit the fireplace and fell right asleep. So nice and toasty.
Dillon: Uh -- cool. Ow!
Sage: I'm over here!
Dillon: I'm sorry, ok? It's just, you know, Georgie, like, stormed outside like something was wrong. I don't know.
Sage: Yeah, well, I agree something is wrong. Georgie's completely nuts. Why is that news?
Maxie: You know what, Sage? I'm really sick of you dissing my little sister and for your information, she saw someone.
Maxie: Her boyfriend Tom.
Georgie: Six feet, brown hair, brown eyes -- have you seen him?
Emily: I guess I was distracted by my own gorgeous guy.
Nikolas: Good luck. I hope you find him.
Dillon: Sorry, sorry. I -- hey.
Dillon: You know, this whole boyfriend thing -- why do I get the feeling it's just not right?
Nikolas: You think maybe the worst is behind us?
Emily: Well, you're not facing a murder charge anymore. My answer is an unequivocal yes.
Nikolas: Yep. We've officially been tested.
Emily: And sailed through with flying colors.
Nikolas: Yeah. Almost complication-free.
Nikolas: Well, there's this little matter of disposable cash. We don't have any which means we still need to find that treasure.
Helena: What is this, a tiny ninja? How charmingly bizarre.
Sam: You will swear Iím a giant once I get with you. Put down the knife now.
Helena: Huh. Very well. Then we'll have a mutually beneficial chat instead?
Sam: First, admit you have the treasure.
Helena: I have the treasure.
Sam: Is it somewhere in the house?
Helena: Oh, I'm not going to tell you that. Where would be the fun?
Sam: Listen, lady, this is not a game to me. I have risked and lost a lot for that treasure.
Helena: And your tribulations don't concern me. Without my cooperation, you will never lay eyes on that treasure again. Now, I believe that we have reached an impasse. Would you be interested in a way around it?
Sam: Yeah, I'm listening.
Helena: You impress me. You're bold and fearless and, more importantly, you have something I can use.
Sam: Like what?
Helena: Specialized skills. Oh, you're an excellent diver and you are a cunning little thief who breaks and enters at will and I find myself in need of a new assistant. The last one -- lost his edge.
Sam: Yeah, right. Well, it must be hard to muster up enthusiasm when you're being stabbed to death.
Helena: Oh, you witnessed that event? Good. Watching the cost of cheating me with your own eyes will keep you from being tempted to make the same mistake.
Sam: You still haven't told me what's in it for me.
Helena: A portion of the treasure, of course.
Sam: Define "portion."
Helena: Assuming that you are suitably discreet about our arrangement, you stand to walk away with a significant share. Consider this a retainer.
Helen: Oh, it's authentic, I assure you.
Sam: Yeah, I can see that, thank you.
Helena: So, we have an understanding?
Sam: Yeah. Ok.
Jax: Well, I see you two have met.
Brian: So this is where Sonny and Jason will receive the next shipment.
Andy: Well, you really are naive if you think those two are going to show up to unload boxes. That's what soldiers are for.
Brian: I trust my source. There's been some trouble with Sonny's man down in Puerto Rico, which means this delivery has to be handled diplomatically, with respect. Jason will definitely be here and there's a strong possibility Sonny will be with him.
Andy: Right. What's your plan?
Brian: Once the delivery lands, Corinthosí faction starts to unload, Faith Roscoís going to be in place for an ambush. Once both sides are engaged, that's where we step in, give them a little surprise. Sonny and Jason go down, Faith Rosco comes along for the ride.
Andy: That's a real nice plan, if everything happens the way you anticipate. But believe me, they rarely do.
Brian: This bust is going to happen, but success means no one ends up dead. I don't want you getting trigger-happy like you were outside Sonny's apartment. This one gets done strictly by the book. You understand me?
Andy: Yeah, yeah, I understand, but Morganís not going to go down quietly and you're just kidding yourself if you think he will. He's going to come out shooting, so you better be prepared to kill him.
Jason: We're all set. I'll be handling the shipment.
Man: There's one more thing, Mr. Morgan.
Jason: All right, let's hear it.
Man: Due to the delicate nature of this transaction, Morales has requested that Mr. Corinthos receive the shipment personally.
Jason: May not be possible.
Man: This request was presented in the strongest possible --
Jason: Did Morales make a threat?
Man: Not exactly, but he did voice his grave concern that Mr. Corinthos' personal issues have taken his focus off the business.
Sonny: Oh, hey, you talking about Morales? I don't take orders from him. I run my operation as I see fit. That's the way it's always been. Nothing has happened to change that.
Man: Of course, Mr. Corinthos.
Jason: All right, thank you Meyer, ok? I'll give you a call when we reach the warehouse. Carly's not with you?
Sonny: Run down -- run down the arrangements.
Jason: You know, I -- Sonny, I can -- Iíll handle it.
Sonny: No, we're going to handle it together. For once in his life, Morales is right. I've been distracted for months. I've put way too much in your hands --
Sonny: But that's going to end. I got a business to run. That's my priority. I can't let my allies or my enemies see me handing over my obligations to you while Iím wasting -- can you shut the baby up!
Lorenzo: You might find this hard to believe, but I am sorry Sonny walked in when he did. The last thing I want is for you to feel any more pain. On the other hand, maybe it's what had to happen to force your decision.
Lorenzo: Yeah, you could've run after him, but you didnít. Why? Unless it's not as easy for you to walk away from me as you thought it would be.
Carly: I came here to say goodbye and I stayed to give Sonny some time to cool down. I have every intention of going to my husband.
Lorenzo: Carly, don't you understand? Your marriage ended tonight.
Helena: Well, I didn't think it was possible, but your taste in women is actually getting worse.
Sam: Listen, you don't want to pick a fight with me, ok, because you're not going to like it when I actually fight back.
Helena: A word of advice, my beauty -- if you like her in one piece, keep your little hellion out of my way.
Jax: Did Helena help you pick out a coffin?
Jax: For your father's funeral. You know, you're supposed to be planning it.
Sam: Right. I was on my way to the funeral home and then I just -- I got this overwhelming urge to see Nikolas and Emily.
Jax: Right, of course, because they're such good friends of yours.
Sam: No Jax, because they were the last ones to see my father alive and I realized that I had questions. Like, did he mention me at all? What were his last words?
Jax: Come on, your father was focused on the treasure just like you are and now, apparently, Helena too.
Sam: How do you even know that woman?
Jax: Don't Sam, ok? I've been on this roller coaster enough times to recognize when it starts up again. Now, that was a nice little act, but you and Helena are not at odds. You have a common goal and you struck some kind of deal here tonight. Isn't that right?
Faith: I wasn't too thrilled about it at first -- could you please -- but there are definite advantages to being locked up in a hospital for the criminally insane. Thank you.
Zander: Yeah. Well, some would say that's where you belong, but what am I missing?
Faith: Well, you couldn't ask for a better alibi. While you're out liberating Sonny's shipments, I will be under constant surveillance by the most trustworthy witnesses this city has to offer. It's really quite brilliant. I hope you are just as prepared.
Faith: Well, good. Good opportunities like this don't come along every day. Sonny is in a tailspin over his wife. He may or may not be in town, but his mind is definitely not on business, so Jason is trying to pick up the slack. But he is overwhelmed, he's unfocused, and he definitely won't see us coming. Now, just to be perfectly clear, I will not be happy with injuries no matter how severe. I want Morgan dead. Do you have a problem with that?
Zander: I'll take care of it.
Faith: You're being awfully agreeable. I was expecting token resistance at the very least.
Zander: I don't give a damn anymore, so why not? It's the ultimate rush.
Faith: Now, don't you go getting so carried away that you get yourself killed. See, that's not what I want. What I do want is to wake up tomorrow morning with Jason Morgan dead and the great Sonny Corinthos completely vulnerable.
Carly: Sonny and I have fought our way back from the edge more times than I care to count and we always end up back together and stronger than ever.
Lorenzo: Has he ever seen you kiss another man?
Carly: No, but he has seen a lot of things that --
Lorenzo: I understand Sonny better than you think. We're not that unalike. We're powerful, passionate, proud. We even love the same woman with equal intensity and I can only imagine if the positions were reversed and I was your husband and I walked in on you in another man's arms -- I would have no choice but to close my heart to you forever, and there would be no coming back.
Carly: Yeah well, you're not Sonny and you don't know what it's like to have a child or spend your life with someone.
Lorenzo: Well, for your sake, I hope Iím wrong. But if Iím not and Sonny closes the door on you, you need to always remember that tonight, tomorrow, six months from now, two years or five, you can always walk through my doors if you'd never left.
Courtney: I was really hoping that I wouldn't find you here with him.
Jason: Morgan's asleep. You know, Michael used to get fussy the same way. You know, it's just a phase.
Sonny: You know, that's what babies do. They cry, they scream, but fathers aren't supposed to scream back.
Jason: He's all right.
Sonny: I can't go tonight. I know the shipment's important, but I -- I can't -- I can't even deal with my own baby right now, you know? You're going to have to handle things.
Jason: You know that's not a problem.
Sonny: I -- I found Carly with Alcazar.
Sonny: And nothing.
Jason: What'd she say?
Sonny: Doesn't matter. I don't care what Carly says anymore. I don't want to hear excuses or justifications. As far as I'm concerned, she -- she made her choice and she can stay with him. I just don't want Carly living here anymore. You'll feel so confident underneath it all.
Dillon: I don't know. One minute you're trying to tell me something, you can't quite find the words to say it, and the next you're speeding out into the cold without your scarf chasing after -- after, what, a boyfriend who isn't there?
Maxie: Whoa, ok. I guess I missed the part where this became any of your business, Dillon. You really need to get a life.
Sage: He has a life. Dillon just happens to have a perverse fascination for the terminally weird.
Maxie: Well, then I guess that explains why he's hanging out with you, huh?
Georgie: Ok, ok, enough. Look, this is -- since this is all about my personal life, I think I should have a say in it. Not that it is any of your business, but Tom is in a tournament in -- in Halifax, Nova Scotia and he got snowed in. We didn't know how long it was going to be, it could've been weeks. We might've had to have bailed, but since he just walked by, it looks like he's back and we're going to be there in time.
Sage: Oh wonderful. Dillon and I can't wait to meet him.
Maxie: Ok, please tell me you are not thinking --
Georgie: You saw him. The face we created is real. How hard can it be to find him?
Jax: I don't need a blueprint to know what went on here. Helena dangled the treasure in front of you, you took the bait, and she turned it to her advantage.
Sam: I have no idea what you're talking about, Jax. I just met this Helena person. I was in her company for all of five minutes.
Jax: That's the scary part, Sam. You're so desperate for this treasure you've aligned yourself with a psychopath you know nothing about. Well, I know Helena and you may lie and cheat with the best of them --
Sam: Thank you, I appreciate that.
Jax: But Helena -- Helena is the real thing. She actually enjoys killing people. It makes her feel younger.
Sam: Which has absolutely nothing to do with me.
Jax: Right, right. Of course, because you didn't strike a deal with her.
Sam: That's right, I didn't.
Jax: Oh? Then how did you -- happen to get this? Did Helena give you this because she likes you?
Sam: No. I found it, ok? It was in the house and that means a part or all of the treasure has to be here somewhere.
Jax: You're lying again.
Sam: Why shouldn't I get a part of the treasure? What makes you the arbiter of right versus wrong? It drives me crazy when you get all self-righteous. And who the hell are you to judge me?
Jax: No one at all, Sam; not in your life. And you're no one in mine.
Courtney: I -- I knew that you were coming here, but I had hoped that you left with Sonny.
Carly: Yeah, well, he didn't give me the chance.
Lorenzo: I'll give the two of you some privacy.
Courtney: Why are you doing this?
Carly: I haven't done anything.
Courtney: You are destroying your family, Carly.
Carly: I have not slept with Lorenzo!
Courtney: Yeah, maybe not, but you've given him your heart. It doesn't get more intimate than that. I don't get it! How -- how can you throw away everything that matters to you for some man who fell in love with you when he was holding you hostage?
Carly: Ok, I would love to be able to explain this to you, but you would not understand because you have never had your brain pierced by a bullet! You have never spent weeks of your life living in a coma, dreaming about a man who is not your husband! And you have also never been possessed by this desire -- an inappropriate, physical desire -- for someone you wanted to hate.
Courtney: I am not judging you ok, but -- ok, what happens next? Do you even know?
Carly: I am going to go home to my husband. We'll talk about this and eventually he will listen and we're going to get past it.
Courtney: And what if Sonny can't?
Jason: Sonny, Carlyís kids are upstairs. She's -- she's got to come back. Unless you want to kick out your whole family?
Sonny: I don't know what I'm going to do, Jason. I don't know, ok, but I got to get out of here. This place is choking me. Do me a favor -- just make sure the kids are fine, will you?
Jason: Carly checked herself into Shadybrook. That's how hard she's trying to fight this.
Sonny: Ok, you know what? She has no feelings for anybody in the whole world -- not me, not her kids, only Alcazar. But you can't tell me she's not smart enough to know right from wrong. I walked in on them. There they were. That image -- I can't -- I can't just wipe away that image. I don't care how many kids we have, I don't care how long we've been together. I can't live with Carly anymore. She's done. We're done. It's done. Done.
Jax: You know, sometimes my own arrogance astounds me.
[Jax sighs] I should've known better than to think I could change you into someone that you can't possibly be.
Sam: Why does it sound like I should be insulted or something?
Jax: Well, maybe you should be. I mean, you have the right to be exactly who you are. All right, the last thing you need is some guy running after you trying to save you from all the things that you thrive on.
Sam: This is sounding more and more like the old heave-ho, Jax. Is that what you're trying to do here?
Jax: I don't expect you to recognize it, but I'm trying to be honest. I'm sorry, that was unnecessary. Just -- you're an amazing woman, Sam. You're full of life, you're beautiful, you're intelligent. I just don't think I could love you the way you are.
Sam: I see.
Jax: You know, maybe you need to do us both a favor. Next time I, you know, try to save you from something like a bar fight or -- or the astronaut or from yourself, you give me a swift kick towards the door and remind me of this night.
Sam: Sure. No problem. I'm sorry I -- I couldn't live up to your lofty standards and maybe there is some woman out there who can; maybe not because I -- I highly doubt it, but who knows? You know, what the hell do I know?
Dillon: I'm telling you, Iíve never seen Tom's face in public ever.
Sage: Georgie's way too lame to pull off an outrageous stunt like inventing a boyfriend.
Dillon: No, you see, that's the thing. You're underestimating her. You do that all the time. She's the smartest girl that Iíve ever met.
Sage: If Georgie really did set up a Tom scam, she'd be panicked right now thinking she's about to get blown out of the water, but look. She looks calm. It's like she seems happy.
Maxie: What if this Tom guy has a wife and three kids?
Georgie: And what are the chances of that?
Maxie: What are the chances of finding him at all?
Georgie: Look, the Tom that we created just walked by the window. It's a sign, Max, I'm actually going to pull this thing off -- but not sitting here with you. So -- bye. Lucky, you're another sign!
Lucky: I am?
Lucky: Good or bad?
Georgie: The best -- at least you could be if you just say yes to a really huge favor.
Courtney: You seriously think makeup is going to help?
Carly: Yeah. Well, it can't hurt. Sonny and I are about to have a knockdown-dragout, so I need every weapon at my disposal. What, you think I'm in denial, don't you?
Courtney: Truthfully? Yeah.
Carly: Sonny has made his share of mistakes. Can you say "Brenda"? Sonny's one true love who came back from the dead to wreak havoc on my life? I saw him kissing her and he said it was a goodbye and it took some time, but eventually I believed him and I forgave him. It is exactly the same thing. You cannot say it's not the same thing.
Courtney: Carly, you are a lot better at forgiveness than Sonny is.
Carly: But Sonny loves me and he loves our family and we'll get past this. We have to.
Nikolas: The good part about being broke and jobless is we have plenty of time for a honeymoon. What are you doing here?
Jax: I have some bad news, thought I'd deliver it in person.
Emily: Sounds ominous.
Jax: It is.
Nikolas: Well, what is it?
Jax: You were right about Sam. She hasn't given up pursuing the treasure. In fact, she's actively pursuing it with her new partner, Helena. That's right, Nikolas. Granny's back with a vengeance.
Maxie: I cannot believe that you tried to pull the cops in on this. Did you have temporary amnesia and forget that our father already refused to help us?
Georgie: Look, I didn't ask Mac. I asked Lucky.
Maxie: Who told you to get lost, right?
Georgie: Actually, he was a littler nicer than that. Basically, he told me that giving me access to D.M.V. records to track down a boy would break too many laws.
Georgie: So Iím back where I started -- with a lot less time.
Brian: A.D.A. Lansing? I'm on my way right now. Can you hold on a second? Have a good one.
Courtney: Yeah, you, too.
Brian: All right, Sonny's shipment's en route, Capelli's in position. Oh, we'll bust Jason for sure and with any luck, we'll get Corinthos too.
Carly: Is Sonny here?
Jason: He came and went.
Carly: Did he say where he was going?
Carly: Did he tell you what happened?
Jason: Yeah, he did, Carly.
Carly: I need you to help me. I need you to stand up for me. I need you to explain to Sonny that I have been fighting --
Jason: How can I explain to Sonny what I don't even get myself? What the hell were you thinking going back to Alcazar when you knew Sonny was on his way home? You know what, Carly? I don't have time for this right now.
Carly: Ok, my life is in pieces and you don't have time?
Jason: I'll fix what you broke tomorrow! Just stay here, ok? Don't go looking for Sonny. Don't make things worse. You know what? I said this speech a hundred times. Just stay here!
Sam: Must be fate.
Sonny: Why is that?
Sam: I was -- I was going to call you and ask you to go out for drinks and then I remembered that you are a happily married man.
Sonny: Not anymore.
Sam: What happened?
Sonny: Uh -- I made the mistake of listening to you that night I stole your car. I had a feeling that my marriage was over, but I guess I let you give me hope, you know.
Sam: I know, I had a lot of nerve handing out advice.
Sonny: No, no, no, it's not your fault.
Sam: Clearly, I know nothing about --
Sonny: No, no, I -- I -- I wanted to believe.
Sam: I know the feeling.
Sonny: My wife is with him right now -- the guy I told you about, you know, that I tried to shoot that night.
Sam: Yeah, I'm sorry. Got into a fight with him?
Sonny: I guess there's nothing to fight for anymore.
Sam: Let me see?
Sonny: No, no. About that drink?
Sam: You need first aid or something --
Sonny: No, it's --
Sonny: You know what? That's not -- that's not what I need. Look -- um -- I don't want anything romantic. This
Sam: I know. I know, I got it.
Nikolas: My uncle was a musical comedy compared to my grandmother.
Emily: No kidding.
Nikolas: She's evil incarnate, never tells the truth, ruthless, manipulative, insidious. She's also charming and clever. Don't be taken in by her.
Emily: No, there's no chance of that.
Nikolas: I wouldn't be so sure. She will try to come between us, erode our trust in each other.
Emily: No, that is impossible.
Emily: Cross my heart.
Helena: Hello, my darling.
Helena: Oh, I see Jax has spoiled my surprise. Emily, you're looking well.
Emily: Hello, Mrs. Cassadine.
Nikolas: No, no, please. Please call her Helena. You're about to become family. Emily and I are getting married.
Helena: Oh, darling, not this again? Although, I must admit that your taste in fiancťes is improving. Oh, this one has a modicum of breeding, although not nearly enough.
Nikolas: Thank you for coming. It's time for you to leave.
Helena: What, no servants to ring for? How dreary. But I have wonderful news.
Nikolas: I know -- you stole Blackthorn's treasure. I know.
Helena: For you, my sweet Nikolas. I stole it all for you.
Lorenzo: Look at this. Jason's sense of humor is more developed than one would think -- you caught in a trap you set for Carly. I think he deserves extra points for irony. What do you think?
Faith: Oh, I think that being here right now suits my purposes just fine. Did you come to say "thank you"? You do know that it was me that sold Carly on your virtues?
Lorenzo: You want me to thank you for drugging Carly? For torturing her? I'll reciprocate, but it won't be with gratitude, Faith.
Lorenzo: And just so you know, Sonny and I won't be killing each other for you. So your sadistic little plan failed pretty much all the way around.
Faith: Hmm. You know, I really am quite fond of you, Lorenzo. I have no desire to see you dead. Sonny, on the other hand, is running out of time. In a matter of minutes, seconds, maybe even as we speak, Jason Morgan might be being eliminated and Sonny will be easy pickings without his right hand. So, the distraught, newly widowed Lady Corinthos will need a big, strong man just like you to help her pick up the pieces. Want to thank me now?
Carly: You know you are mommy and daddy's little miracle. Yes. You're living and breathing proof of our love for each other. Now, your daddy is a little -- a little upset right now, but he's going to get over it and when he does, we're going to be that happy family that I always dreamed of. It's going to be mommy and daddy and Michael and Morgan.
Hush, little baby, don't say a word mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird and if that mockingbird don't sing, mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring and if that diamond ring turns brass, mama's gonna buy you a looking glass, and if that looking glass gets broke, mama's gonna buy you a billy goat and if that billy goat don't pull papa's gonna buy you a cart and bull, and if that cart and bull turn over papa's gonna buy you a dog named rover, and if that dog named rover won't bark, papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart, and if that horse and cart fall down, you'll be the sweetest little one in town, and if that cart and bull turn over, papa's gonna buy you a dog named rover, and if that dog named rover won't bark, papa's gonna buy you a horse and cart and if that horse and cart fall down, you'll be the sweetest little one in town
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Helena: Let me give you a choice -- treasure or Emily.
Faith: They're going to kill me if you put me out there.
Ric: Who shot Detective Beck?
Lucky: We don't know.
Courtney: I shot Brian in the back.
Carly: You saved your husband's life tonight.
Sam: How did one woman ever manage to hold on to you?
Sonny: She didn't.
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