GH Transcript Tuesday 3/23/04

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 3/23/04

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Proofread by Brian

Jason: You don't want Sam. You're trying to fill the hole in your life.

Sonny: Sam was stabbed in the back. It's not like I'm going to marry her, I'm in love with her. She's a sweet person. I'm taking care of her. Maybe you don't understand, but everything I do is not about Carly.

Man: Sonny's girlfriend got a look at me. When I tried to eliminate her, Jason Morgan showed up.

Lorenzo: Forget about Morgan and the woman. The job is finished. I want you out of town immediately.

Man: A blind man needs assistance. I want an extra 500,000 for mine.

Lorenzo: I don't need your help. Now, our business arrangement is terminated.

Man: Not until I get the money. And while you're putting the payment together, I'll eliminate Morgan and the woman.

Carly: Lorenzo, are you all right?

Lorenzo: I won't be blackmailed. Now disappear.

Man: You're not calling the shots, my friend. We've just had what's called a power shift. Stop me if I'm wrong, but I'm betting that you don't want the lovely Mrs. Corinthos to know that you're behind her husband's car explosion.

Lorenzo: So from blackmail to threats? You're walking a very dangerous line.

Man: I'm risky like that.

Carly: Is something wrong?

Lorenzo: Fine, you'll get your damn money. Just get the hell out of here now. Hello? Hey, you talking to me?

Carly: Yeah, hey. Is everything ok? I thought -- I thought I heard voices. Who were you talking to?

Emily: Zander, Zander, Zander, you cannot make me feel.

Zander: Emily, listen. I love you, and you love me, too. I'll prove it to you. I want you to make love to me right now.

Emily: You don't mean that.

Zander: I've never meant anything more in my whole life.

Emily: Even though you know I love Nikolas?

Zander: You'll get over him.

Emily: No, I won't, Zander! No, I won't!

Zander: You just give it time. Em, look, you know if you don't come with me, Nikolas is not going to live through the night, ok? We just need a chance to get back what we had.

Emily: All right. If the price of saving Nikolas is sleeping with you, let's get it over with.

Zander: You hate the thought of being with me, don't you?

Lorenzo: It's embarrassing to admit, but what you heard was me. I thought I sensed you out on the terrace, so I just started jabbering away like a fool, you know, yakking into thin air.

Carly: Yeah, maybe, maybe not. You know, there could be someone out there. I'm going to go take a check.

Lorenzo: Oh, no --

Carly: Whoa, whoa -- hey, hey, hey. You -- ooh, are you ok?

Lorenzo: No, I'm not all right. I'm blind, remember?

Carly: Ok. It's been a hell of a few days. You got to be exhausted. Come on, let me get you onto the couch. I'll get your drink and we can talk.

Lorenzo: Stop patronizing me.

Carly: That's not what I'm doing, Lorenzo.

Lorenzo: I don't want to talk. It's not going to change anything. And I'm tired of you nesting me from one piece of furniture to another like some wounded bird.

Carly: I'm sorry if I made you feel like that, Lorenzo. I was only trying to help.

Lorenzo: Can you restore my vision? Well, then you can't help. So just go someplace else. Please leave.

Carly: Listen, I understand that you are upset and you have every right to be, but where is all this hostility coming from? You seemed fine just a minute ago.

Lorenzo: Well, that was before I heard the pity in your voice. I don't need you to feel sorry for me.

Carly: Ok, now, this is something else. You tell me, what is going on?

Jason: So you claim to care about Sam.

Sonny: What about it?

Jason: I mean, how fair are you being to her, letting her hanging around, hoping for God knows what when you just want her here because you don't want to be alone?

Sonny: Sam has no illusions about what I feel about her. I've been as honest with her as I can possibly be. And instead of, you know, us discussing my personal life, you should be out there looking for whoever put that bomb in my car and a knife in her back. I want him found. I want to know who hired him. Get to it.

Lucky: Ok, so far, nothing. No tip, no sighting -- nothing. So maybe Zander did skip town after all.

Ric: No, I don't believe it. If Zander was going to cross the border, he would've done it a long time ago. He decided to stay, which means he has a lot to lose. I want every available man put on this search. Do you understand me?

Elizabeth: Ric?

Ric: What?

Elizabeth: Thank God I found you. Zander is alive. He's got Emily at the cottage, and you need to hurry.

Emily: Why do you look so stricken, Zander? You couldn't possibly think that I would be thrilled at the idea of having sex with you. I am in love with another man!

Zander: It's not what I want, Em. Sex? I want to make love like we used to. I want to feel that amazing connection that we've always had. Remember? It was like -- like you couldn't tell where you ended and I began.

Emily: This isn't romantic, Zander. It's a business transaction! Ok? You be proud of yourself -- you just made a whore out of me.

Zander: Don't say that. Please, don't --

Emily: What? What? It's true, huh? You want me, I want Nikolas safe, and I'm willing to do anything to make sure he stays that way. So have me, Zander, knowing that I don't want you and I never will!  Have me, Zander, knowing that I love Nikolas and I will go on loving him no matter what you do to me! You can't erase Nikolas from my heart with your body, Zander! What we have is forever. By all means, have what you want! Well? What are you waiting for?

Zander: I canít. I'm sorry. I can't do this to you. I can't do this to you.

Lorenzo: Did you just ask me, "Whatís going on?" I would think it's obvious.

Carly: Hey, hey, hey -- hey, why are you jumping all over my case? I am not the enemy here.

Lorenzo: I can't see, Carly! No colors, no light, no points of reference, no sense of balance! Just me stumbling from one point to the next, trying to grasp at some sense of hope, which at this point I can't see, either!

Carly: Lorenzo, I'm sorry.

Lorenzo: If you want to help me, just give me some privacy.

Carly: Do you really mean that?

Lorenzo: Yeah, I really mean it.

Carly: Fine. I'm going.

Lorenzo: Carly? Are you still here? Are you still here? Answer me. Answer me, you bastard!

Man: We're here, Mr. Alcazar. It's Ruiz. Mrs. Corinthos asked me to check on you. Is everything ok?

Lorenzo: No. Are we alone?

Ruiz: Why wouldn't we be?

Lorenzo: Look, Carly could be in danger. I want you to follow her and make sure she's safe, and then you report back to me immediately.

Ruiz: Yes, sir.

Max: I just got off the phone with Miami.

Jason: And?

Max: They got nothing matching the description of the bomber. We're running checks in Chicago next.

Jason: Ok, look, I need a lead on this guy fast. We need to take him out or he's going to strike again.

Max: I'm on it.

Courtney: Hey. Do you have a minute? It's about Sonny.

Jason: Sure.

Courtney: Alexis dropped off the final custody agreement and it sort of turned into a hot potato. I mean, she passed it off to Mike, and then he passed it off to me. Tag -- you're it.

Jason: No.

Courtney: Sonny might deal with it better coming from you, Jason.

Jason: I'm not going to help Sonny sign his kids away when I know it's the wrong thing to do.

Courtney: You know what? On second thought, I'll take them over. I just can't guarantee that I'll come back with Sonny's signature.

Jason: What are you thinking?

Zander: All I ever wanted, Emily, was just to love you and have you love me back. Don't -- don't say anything. It's my fault. I -- I ruined everything. I always do.

Emily: Look, it wasn't all you, Zander. I lied, all right, even when we said our vows. I carry my share of the blame.

Zander: When you agreed to marry me, I was the happiest I've ever been. I felt like a winner for the first time in my life and then --

[Emily sighs]

Zander: You turned me away, and I just -- I lost everything.

Emily: Zander, you have to move on.

Zander: I've tried. I've tried in every wrong way possible. I hooked up with Faith -- that was a brilliant move. I was angry and desperate and out of control, and I -- everything I did, I pushed you away further and now here we are. I never deserved you.

Emily: That's not true, Zander. You're a good person, all right? You just proved it. I've always known that about you and you knew it, too, for a while. And that is a place that you've got to get back to; that belief in yourself. You're just going to have to get back there without me this time.

Zander: You know, the only thing that I ever wanted for you, Emily, was a lifetime of perfect moments. Like prom night, when we danced underneath the streetlight, just one better than the next, but I let my anger cost me everything -- my soul, my own father, and you.  I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

Emily: I forgive you.

Zander: Do you mean that? Because that would mean everything to me.

Emily: With all my heart.

Zander: Thank you. I don't even know if this matters anymore, but I know -- I know that you never meant to hurt me. You never would. You're just not made that way. You just fell in love with someone else, and that sucks for me. But it doesn't give me the right to persecute you. Emily, I -- I don't blame you. Not for anything.

Emily: My concern is Nikolas.

Zander: He's fine. For all I know, he's in Greece, made his flight. I didn't do anything to him.

Lucky: Zander Smith, this is Officer Lucky Spencer from the PCPD. I don't want you to try anything stupid. We've got you completely surrounded.

Ric: Make sure your men understand that nobody is to fire under any circumstances unless Emily Quartermaine is safe.

Officer: Swat team's getting into position. A lot of windows in the building. It shouldn't be too difficult to get a shot at him.

Ric: All right.

Elizabeth: Ric --

Ric: Elizabeth, what the hell are you -- I thought I told you to go home. This is not a place for you.

Elizabeth: Emily is my best friend. Don't try to send me away.

Lucky: Zander, we have a SWAT team in position surrounding the entire area. I don't want you to try anything stupid. Make it easy for yourself. I want you to send Emily out first. I want you to follow her very slowly with your hands held high so we can see them at all times.

Lorenzo: Who's there?

Sage: Uncle Lorenzo. I guess won't ask how you're doing -- grumpy, grumpy. But I brought you a present.

Lorenzo: What is it?

Sage it's a mobility cane. I've been doing some research. It folds up into four sections, and there's a red tip on the bottom so people can see you coming. I also signed you up with a therapist so you can learn how to use it.

Lorenzo: That's very thoughtful, Sage. Believe it or not, I really appreciate it.

Sage: Where's Carly.

Lorenzo: Um -- she's at home with her children, I imagine. I'm not going to be anyone's babysitting project.

Sage: You're so subtle. Don't worry, I'm leaving. I just wanted to come by and drop this off. I love you, Uncle Lorenzo.

Lorenzo: I love you, too.

Carly: Hey, I wasn't expecting you.

Jason: I was just seeing if you and the boys were ok.

Carly: We're fine. Come on in.  Michael and Morgan are sleeping, but I was just outside. I was looking at the stars.

Jason: Did you explain to Michael that he can't keep running off?

Carly: Yeah, I did. He understands.

Jason: Are you sure he understands? Because he keeps saying that, but then he keeps running off.

Carly: The custody hearing was really hard on him. It frightened him, Jason. He's a little boy and his family was torn apart. He was just trying to fix things. It's ok. Iíve settled down, and he will, too. But, you know, you could tell Sonny that it would help Michael a lot if he didn't keep bailing on him.

Jason: Come on, Carly, it was one time.

Carly: Oh, yeah? Well, do you know that it won't continue? I mean, you can't get Michaelís hopes up and then just decide to cancel in favor of rolling around in bed with Sam.

Jason: That's not what happened.

Carly: Oh, please don't --

Jason: Sam was hurt, Carly --

Carly: I don't want to hear it. Do not defend her, please. I hate that little tramp, and if you were honest, you would admit that you hate her, too.

Jason: Why are you doing this?

Carly: Because it's hard. Ok, here I am in this -- this great new house and I've got my boys with me, and -- I should happy, right? I'm sorry, I'm not, because I miss the way things used to be. And it's got to be easy for Sonny. He's probably really relieved that the boys and I aren't with him.

Jason: No, I donít think that's true.

Carly: Come on, Jason. Sonny's probably with Sam right this minute.

Sonny: At times like this, the whole world melts away. Nothing else matters but this moment.

Sam: So why can't it always be like this? Happiness, it shouldn't be about grabbing an elusive moment.

Sonny: Ok, don't let that side come.

[Sam giggles]

[Knock on door]

Sonny: I'll be back.

Sam: No.

Courtney: Obviously, I -- I should've called.

Sonny: No, no. Come on in.

Sam: I'm going to go get dressed. Hi, Courtney.

Sonny: If you're here to lecture me about Sam, Jason was already here, so don't even waste your breath.

Courtney: Sonny, these are for you. Alexis dropped them off with Mike. You need to sign them and give them back to Carly. As soon as you do, she has full custody of Michael and Morgan, no taking it back.

Sonny: That's the idea.

Courtney: Sonny, wait. Before you sign those papers, there's something you need to know. Right after you stuck a knife in your own heart and told Carly she could have the children, she told me that she was going to leave Alcazar.

Nikolas: Hey, it's me. Guess who didn't have to fly to Greece after all? Yep, the meeting was canceled. I picked up a message when I was changing planes at J.F.K., but I've been out of touch for a little while because I have been shopping in Manhattan. Anyway -- anyway, I'm back. I have to stop at the country house to speak with the caretaker, but I will be home in your arms in less than an hour. I --

[Voicemail beeps]

Nikolas: Love you.

Radio announcer: The fugitive, but reports confirm he is still inside the house with his ex-wife. Zander Smith, who was reported dead in the wake of the Port Charles Hotel fire --

Nikolas: Damn it!

Radio announcer: And has apparently assumed the identity of a victim --

[Tires screech]

Emily: Hey, let me handle this.

Zander: Emily, you might get hurt.

Emily: Lucky's outside. He won't let anything happen to me. All right. Lucky? It's Emily!

Lucky: Are you all right?

Emily: I'm fine! Look, this doesn't have to be a big production!

Officer: How violent is this guy? Could he be forcing her to say that?

Lucky: Zander would never hurt Emily, and she knows it.

Officer: Ok, what are the chances of talking this guy into giving himself up?

Ric: Zander's not known for his best judgment, plus he's facing four counts of murder.

Officer: So he's going to try to shoot his way out.

Lucky: It's possible.

Emily: I need some more time with Zander! Ok, listen. There's no way out of this. You're going to have to give yourself up.

Zander: No, Em --

Emily: Put the gun down.

Zander: Emily, they will kill me.

Emily: All right, no one is going to shoot at an unarmed man with his hands in the air. Zander, please, all right? We can do this.

Ric: Someone's at the door. Be ready.

Zander: There's a lot of action out there.

Emily: All right. We can face it together.

Zander: No. Em, this -- I'm letting you go.

Carly: Ok, I need to know what I'm dealing with here. How deeply involved is Sonny with Sam?

Jason: You know, I'm not -- I can't speak for Sonny, Carly. You're going to have to ask him yourself.

Carly: So it is more than sex?

Jason: Why -- why do you care? You're with Alcazar. Is that more than sex? Look, I don't like the fact that Samís with Sonny either, but you know what? What do you expect the guy to do? Every time Sonny turns around, you and Alcazar are in his face -- the man who ripped his life apart, and it still isn't enough.

Carly: What is that supposed to mean?

Jason: Alcazar was behind the bombing.

Carly: No, he wasnít, Jason.  He doesn't want Sonny dead.

Jason: Oh, come on, Carly. That's what he's going to tell you.

Carly: Will -- will you please just give me a little bit of credit here? I mean, do you really think that I would stay with a man who has such careless disregard for my children? Oh, and by the way, if you haven't heard, Lorenzo lost his eyesight as a result of the bombing.

Jason: Occupational hazard.

Carly: Oh, God.

Jason: You know what? And since you ask, I don't even know why you stay with him. Nobody does. Do you want to explain it to me once and for all?

Carly: I don't know that I can. But if you are serious about hearing me, I might try.

Jason: I'll listen.

Carly: Lorenzo loves me, Jason, and he's not shy about letting me see it; he never has been. And that openness -- it allows me to see a side of him and get a perspective that most people just donít. Most people think that he's cold and he's calculating, but, I don't know, he's vulnerable with me. And he did everything that he cold to help me get my children back. Everything. He stood by me, he calmed me down. He let me yell at him and scream when -- when it was completely inappropriate. He's been kind and he's been patient with me, and now he is blind because he was supporting me, because he happened to be in court that day. And you and Courtney -- you just want me to completely disregard that and walk away from him. I'm sorry, Jason, but I canít. We're tangled up for some reason, and I'm not going to fight it anymore.

Jason: Well, that sounds great, except you never once said that you love Alcazar. Carly, you can't even say it because you still love Sonny, and trying to convince yourself that Alcazar is the best thing that ever happened to you is not going to change that.

Courtney: Sonny, I'm telling you the truth. Carly left the courtroom that night ready to tell Alcazar it's over.

Sonny: Obviously, she changed her mind.

Courtney: Yeah, only because she found out he was blinded by the explosion.

Sonny: When are you going to get it? Carly is with Alcazar because she wants to be. Even if he didn't get blinded, she'd find another reason to be with him. The man is in her system!

Courtney: Ok, are you forgetting the lengths to which Carly went to to get him out of her system? She committed herself to a mental institution, for God's sake.

Sonny: Is she sick now? Carly chose her path. I choose mine now.

Courtney: All right, ok, what happens if Alcazar's sight comes back and Carly doesn't feel obligated and she leaves him? Are you going to be so far down your path that Carly can't find you?

Sonny: You know what? I'm tired of being under a microscope tonight. Get these papers. I'll sign them, whatever. I want you to bring them to Carly, get her to sign --

Courtney: No, uh-uh, uh-uh.

Sonny: What do you mean, "uh-uh, uh-uh"?

Courtney: No, I'm sick of being your messenger! It is thankless, Sonny. I think you're making a huge mistake, and you know what? If you can do it yourself, go ahead and do it, but I am not going to help.

Sonny: Just --

Courtney: No. You know what, Sonny? You burn enough bridges, and Carly won't ever find her way back.

Zander: Ok, go. Go. You've got to get out of here.

Emily: No. No, Zander. Not without you, ok? We came into this together, and that's the way we're going out.

Zander: Emily --

Emily: Put the gun down, ok? The only thing I want you holding is my hand. All right? I'll be right beside you. That way no one can misinterpret what's going on.

Zander: After everything I've done, I can't believe you'd still want to help me.

Emily: Zander, you're my first love.

Zander: You're my only one and I don't know if I'm ever going to see you again.

Zander: I'm ready.

Emily: Lucky? We're coming out! Zander's unarmed!

Officer: We don't know if that's true.

Emily: Don't let anyone shoot!

Ric: Hold your fire. They're coming out.

Emily: We're walking out together! Ok?

Zander: I guess we've come full circle. After everything we've done, we end up right where we started.

Emily: Zander, we need to leave, or they're going to think something's wrong. Ok.

Ric: That's far enough.

Carly: Hey.

Lorenzo: Hey.

Carly: I was just about to call you. You have a cane.

Lorenzo: May I come in?

Carly: Yeah, of course. Come on. You want me to give you a hand or --

Lorenzo: No, no, no, I got it. I figure if I can make my way up the walk, I can find my way into your living room, right?

Lorenzo: There. See?

Carly: Wow, I'm very impressed. Who got you the cane?

Lorenzo: Oh -- Sage, although I wasn't very gracious at first.

Carly: You, not gracious? Not in a gracious mood? That's surprising.

Lorenzo: Yeah. That's one of the reasons why I'm here. I want to apologize. I was awful to you.

Carly: It's all right.

Lorenzo: No, it isnít. You don't deserve that after all the support you've given me.

Carly: Well, I haven't always been nice to you either.

Lorenzo: Yeah, but I'm supposed to be your strength. I promised you that -- that I'd always be the one for you, right? It never occurred to me that something beyond my control could turn the tables so drastically. I guess I don't do obstacles well.

Carly: Well, you're a proud man, Lorenzo.

Lorenzo: That's true, unfortunately. I'm not very good at asking for help, but I need yours, Carly. I'm asking for it now.

Carly: You have it.

[Door opens]

Sam: Hi.

Jason: Is Sonny here?

Sam: No, he's not, and I have no idea where he went. Did you get a lead on the bomber?

Jason: No.

Sam: Ok, then. Well, I'll -- I'll let him know. You can go. Thank you.

Jason: I'll wait here.

Sam: Yeah, of course you will. Let me guess -- ahem -- the more time you spend here updating Sonny on scary business matters, the less time he gets to spend with me. Jason, you can interfere all you want. I'm here and I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to enjoy my time with Sonny as long as it lasts.

Ric: Lucky, keep an eye on Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: What are you going to do?

Ric: All right, Zander, there's nowhere to run. I want you to step away from Emily.

Emily: I'm ok, Ric, ok? Zander hasn't hurt me in any way. He's ready to give himself up.

Ric: Then he won't have any problem following my instructions. Zander, kneel down and put your hands on top of your head.

Emily: Please, Zander, do what he says. Do what he says.

Zander: I love you, Emily.

Ric: Do it, Zander.

Zander: I love you.

Emily: Zander --

Ric: Take him down!

[Gunshots]

Emily: No! No! No! No.

Sam: I think it's a good idea that you and I are clear on a few things. Since neither of us are going anywhere, we might as well understand each other.

Jason: All right, just say what you need to say.

Sam: I'm not using Sonny. In fact, I've tried to leave several times. I don't want to complicate his life.

Jason: But you're still here.

Sam: Yeah, because Sonny always finds the words to make me stay. He's in this relationship because he wants to be.

Jason: Maybe. For now.

Sam: Look, Jason, I am not stupid, and I'm not naive. I know Sonny's heart is Carlyís for the taking, and to be honest with you, I think she's nuts to let this slip away. But her loss is my gain.

Jason: What do you think's going to happen between you and Sonny?

Sam: I don't know.

Jason: What do you want?

Sam: Well, part of me wants what I'm feeling inside to go away, but there is a bigger part that wants me to hold on for dear life, and that's what I'm going to do. Because I've realized that despite all the wrestling I've done with my heart and my conscience, I can't deny the truth -- I think I'm falling in love with Sonny.

Lorenzo: You're proud of me, I can tell.

Carly: Then you can still see a lot.

Lorenzo: And I'm guessing from the smell and feel of these that this is hyacinth.

Carly: Mm-hmm, and now you're scaring me a little bit.

Lorenzo: I miss seeing your face; the way your hair falls across. Your smile lights up a room. Your lips.

Emily: You stay away from him! All of you! You, too! I don't need your phony sympathy! None of you gave a damn about Zander!

Ric: Emily, you need to step away.

Emily: He wasn't even armed! I told you that, but you wouldn't listen to me! Zander, why did you do this?

Zander: It's the way we met -- cops around, I grabbed you. Maybe it should've ended like this, too.

Emily: No.

Zander: I'm glad it didnít. I never would have known what it was to love. Thank you.

Emily: Oh, you're going to be all right. We're going to get you to -- we're going to get you to the hospital. You --

Zander: For a while, you made my life golden.

Emily: No. No.

Radio announcer: This just in on the Zander Smith hostage situation -- shots have been fired and police have surrounded the area --

[Static]

Nikolas: Damn it, come on!

[Truck horn honks]

[Tires screech]

[Crash]

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Sam: Someday he'll love me back.

Jason: Sonny loves his wife.

Sonny: This won't take long. I know you're busy.

Emily: Zander never had a chance! You wanted him dead, and now he is.

Ric: Zander died because he wanted to.

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