General Hospital Transcript Friday 7/16/04
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Alan: Shouldn't we be leaving for the church?
Monica: No, we have time.
Alan: I wish this memorial service was over. It isn't that I don't know what to do. I do. I have to be stoic and polite and pay tribute to a gracious woman by being gracious myself. I always knew she was an extraordinary woman. Kinder, funnier, more beautiful and understanding than anybody else. I never resented anything about her except the fact that she never took sides. How can you never take sides?
Monica: She didn't. She didn't.
Alan: I always secretly hoped that I was her favorite because I was her son. Maybe that counted for a little something extra.
Monica: It counted for a lot. She loved you. I realized that the first time I met her. I remember thinking, "This is my future mother-in-law, and she thinks her son is perfect. Oh, my God, I'm in a lot of trouble." I couldn't have been more wrong.
Alan: She was the anti-troublemaker of all time. The woman had a bottomless capacity for tolerance.
Monica: She needed it.
Tracy: Oh, why am I not surprised to see you hiding out here when you should be taking charge for once in your life?
Alan: I was taking a few minutes to reflect on the loss of our mother.
Tracy: Alan, this is the day of our mother's memorial service, and our father is far too grief stricken to think clearly. So one of us is going to have to step in, or the entire service is going to be overrun with interlopers and hangers-on!
Monica: Lila used to like interlopers and hangers-on. Actually, Lila liked almost everybody better than she liked you.
Tracy: My mother adored me.
Alan: When she wasn't throwing you out of the house.
Monica: Oh, speaking of which -- why am I still letting you stay here?
Tracy: You planning on kicking me out, Monica?
Monica: With pleasure!
Tracy: A half an hour before the memorial service?
Monica: Watch me.
Felicia: Oh, this tie is nice; brings out your eyes. Lila would approve. She had a weakness for handsome men.
Mac: Yeah, she was a flirt. But who could blame her? She was married to the champion philanderer of all time.
Felicia: Yeah, that's true.
Maxie: Hey, I found your earrings.
Felicia: Oh, thank you.
Felicia: Next time you borrow them, would you ask me, please? Ok?
Maxie: Yeah, all right.
Felicia: Georgie, come on, let's go!
Georgie: Ok, I'm coming!
Bobbie: Knock, knock.
Felicia: Oh, hi, come on in.
Mac: Hey. Hi, Bobbie.
Felicia: Hi, Lucas.
Maxie: Hey, guys.
Mac: Hey, Lucas. Bobbie.
Bobbie: Hi, Mac. It's good to see you.
Mac: Good to see you.
Georgie: Ok, ok, ok, ok. I am ready.
Felicia: Ok, let's look at you. Oh, no. You have to take off these. These rings have to go.
Georgie: Ok. Wait a minute. Before I do that -- is my dress too short? Or maybe my high heels are too high? Or maybe my hair isn't flipped out just right?
Felicia: No, no. Now, I know I'm going a little bit overboard; actually, way overboard. But Lila was very, very special to me, and dressing appropriately for her memorial is a way of paying tribute to her.
Carly: Oh, Jason. I'm so sorry. You know I loved her, too.
Jason: Yeah, I know.
Carly: Lila had every reason to hate my guts, and she was always good to me. I swear that whole time I was married to A.J., she was the only friend I had in that house.
Jason: Well, she liked you.
Carly: Yeah, well, the fact that you cared about me meant that I was worthwhile on some level. Michael said that you took him to see the Quartermaines yesterday.
Jason: Yeah, I hope -- I hope you don't mind.
Carly: No, not at all. Listen, Jason, I don't think of them as Michaelís family, but they're yours. And if he could help --
Jason: He did help a lot.
Carly: Then Iím glad you took him. I know you did it for Lila.
Sonny: Hey, Robin.
Robin: Hey, Sonny.
Sonny: It's good to see you.
Robin: I couldn't stay away. Lila was like family to me. I had to come back to honor her.
Robin: I was just in there lighting a candle for Lila; looking at all those gorgeous pictures of her.
Sonny: It's great you came back to pay your respects.
Robin: Brenda wanted to come, too. She had to work.
Sonny: You see Brenda?
Robin: She's my friend. Of course I see her.
Robin: She wanted you to know something.
Robin: That she's happy, and she hopes that you are, too. She truly believes that you and Carly and your children were meant to be.
Sonny: I like to think that's true. You are just grown up, right? It's amazing how fast time goes.
Robin: Yep. I was thinking about that a lot when I decided to come here for the memorial. And I knew that I was going to see you again, and I realized something. I miss you.
Tracy: Don't just stand there! Tell your harpy wife she has no right!
Monica: Oh, I have every right! This is my house!
Alan: I gave it to you.
Tracy: Because you're an idiot! Who builds a family estate, then gives it away lock, stock, and barrel to a social-climbing moneygrubber who's only marrying you so she can carry on an affair with her married lover?
Monica: I can't believe you would bring up Rick Webber!
Tracy: Look at the way it just rolls off your tongue after all these years.
Alan: The man is dead!
Tracy: The man is probably A.J.ís father!
Monica: Ok, forget the reception. Alice!
Tracy: Speaking of the prodigal son -- does the little swindler even know that his grandmother died? You'd think with all the money he stole from us he could afford a nice, big bouquet.
Alice: Do you need something, Dr. Quartermaine?
Monica: Tracy is leaving. Would you pack her -- no, wait a minute. Would you open her bedroom window and throw everything she owns out on the lawn?
Alan: Monica, I think you're going too far.
Monica: She deserves it!
Alan: We're having guests after the memorial. We don't want people tripping over Tracyís underwear.
Alice: Oh, I can pack her up. No problemo.
Tracy: You touch one of my things; I'll have you arrested for theft.
Edward: What the devil is going on here?
Tracy: Your daughter-in-law is threatening to throw me out.
Monica: It is not a threat.
Dillon: What is going on?
Tracy: I'm being attacked!
Alan: You're the attacker. You're an abrasive shrew. You won't give any of us --
Dillon: Hey, hey, hey, could you tone it down a notch, please? She's obviously in a lot of pain.
Alan: So are the rest of us, and all we're trying to do is just grieve for my --
Tracy: We're all grieving, but some of us have the backbone to carry on!
Ned: Mother, why are you picking a fight today of all days?
Tracy: I demand that you side with me! You are my son! I want your loyalty and your support!
Lois: Yeah, well, loyalty and support go hand in hand with respect --
Ned: Lois, Lois --
Tracy: Oh, my --
Lois: And what have you done to ever deserve one iota of respect from Ned?
Tracy: The refugee from the trailer park, who was an embarrassment to my mother!
Brook Lynn: Hey! Listen to me -- you do not talk to my mother that way.
Tracy: And you know what? Nothing hurt my mother more than when she took you away and raised you as a replica of herself.
Ned: Mother, why are you doing this?
Lois: Lila was proud of Brookie. In fact, she loved everybody in this family equally -- although, God knows how she managed to love you.
Justus: An insult thrown; an insult returned. Why don't we all retreat to neutral corners and try to remember what this day is all about!
Tracy: "We"? You're not a Quartermaine.
Edward: Justus is as much my grandson as Dillon is.
Monica: Look, we're wasting time here! Alice, go upstairs and pack Tracyís bags, please.
[All talking at once]
Emily: That will be quite enough! We need to respect each other's grief! That means showing a little extra patience.
Alice: So, does that mean I get to pack her up?
Emily: Grandmother would want her here, so I think she should stay.
Monica: All right. For Lila.
Emily: All right. Now that that's settled, we need to get to the church.
Tracy: I'm sorry.
Alan: Excuse me?
Tracy: I'm sorry I picked a fight with you on the day of our mother's memorial. It's just that all those people keep going on and on about how much they loved her, and they all have some stupid personal memory to share. But she wasn't their mother. She was our mother, yours and mine, and that's gone now. It's all gone -- the wallpaper in my bedroom, the dress she bought me for my first cotillion, the family vacation when you fell in the lake.
Alan: You pushed me.
Tracy: I know. And then she pushed me. And then she dove in after us.
Alan: And then we all walked out of the lake together holding hands.
Tracy: And she ruined her silk dress and her alligator shoes. And she was laughing. And I thought to myself, "We have the best mother in the whole world."
Alan: Yeah, we did.
Tracy: Oh --
Alan: We had the best mother in the world.
Robin: When Uncle Mac called and told me about Lila, I had this picture in my head of her. It was so clear. She was laughing with her just beautiful face, with her bun. She was so beautiful. We were on the train ride to Ned and Lois' wedding, and Stone was there holding my hand.
Sonny: Stone. Wow, that was, you know, a while ago.
Robin: I know. I thought about him a lot on the plane ride here. I mean, not just about how much I loved him, but, you know, what he wanted for me in my life. And for you.
Sonny: He asked me to take care of you, you know. I haven't done a very good job of that.
Robin: I haven't done a good job of letting you. Time passes, though, and I realized that the worst thing in the world is to not say the things that you need to say to the people who matter to you. I just want you to know that I am so sorry for the distance between us, and I love you.
Sonny: I love you, too, sweetheart. And you don't have to apologize for anything. Because as long as you're happy, that's all Lila or Stone or anybody -- you know, me included -- could want for you.
Lucy: Oh, hi!
Maxie: Hey, guys.
Lucy: You're still here.
[All talking at once]
Lucy: Gosh, it's been a long time.
Mac: Lucy, how are you?
Lucy: Oh, I am so good. It's so good to see you.
Lucy: Oh, hi.
Bobbie: Hi. What a nice surprise! It's really nice to see you.
Mac: Uh, come here. Is there a -- is there a reason Lucy is wearing red?
Kevin: Well, I'll let Lucy explain.
Lucy: Oh -- what? What am I going to explain?
Bobbie: Hmm -- well, you are red.
Lucy: It's actually in honor of Mother Quartermaine.
Maxie: Lila liked red?
Lucy: You know, I think she -- well, she liked all colors, so Iím sure she liked red, too. But, boy, she knew how to dress, didn't she? She always had that flair, and she was always beautiful and sparkly and -- that's not really the point, is it, though?
Mac: Is there a point?
Lucy: You remember I was briefly married to Alan, right? I mean, it was a whirlwind courtship, and -- well, actually, we probably shouldn't have gotten married ever at all, but we did because I wanted to. I wanted to be a Quartermaine at that time very desperately, and so I was happy, and so I wanted the best dress ever. I wanted the dress of all dresses, the society to be impressed by my style, and when it came it was -- it was red. But it came that day, and I knew if I didn't put that dress on, then maybe the wedding would have to be postponed.
Kevin: And that would give Alan a chance to come to his senses.
Lucy: That is not funny. That is really unkind. However, it's sort of a teensy-weensy bit true. I wanted that wedding to go on, and so I made that wedding go on. So I put that dress on, and it was red, and everybody made fun of me and I was the laughingstock. And everybody laughed except Mother Quartermaine. And she -- she actually said I looked really lovely, and she was very kind and she said that red was my color, and it complemented me so well. Anyway, that marriage didn't last, did it? And Alan and I didn't part on very friendly terms. But over the years we made up our differences and he became one of my very favorite ex-husbands. And I owe, I think, a lot of that to Mother Quartermaine. She would never admit it, though. You know that.
Felicia: Mm-hmm, it sounds like Lila. Always doing amazing things and making them sound like they happened by accident, right?
Lucy: Yeah, you're right. Do you know she was actually the only person, I think, that was always happy to see me? And she also told me that that red-wedding-dress wedding was her absolute favorite wedding of all time -- except for hers, of course. So that's it. That's why Iím -- I'm wearing red. It is in tribute of Mother Quartermaine. And I don't care if everybody thinks Iím in extremely bad taste, because Mother Quartermaine and I know better.
Alan: Robin, it is so good to see you. Thank you for coming.
Robin: Of course.
Monica: Tracy, you remember Robin, Robert and Anna Scorpioís daughter?
Alan: She flew all the way from Paris to attend mother's funeral.
Robin: Lila was a wonderful woman. I admired her more than I can say.
Tracy: Thank you. Mr. Corinthos.
Sonny: Lila was a great lady in the best sense of the word. I -- it was an honor to know her.
Tracy: What did I tell you? Every mongrel and guttersnipe mother ever took pity on is going to show up here claiming a close, personal relationship.
Alan: And you're going to smile and welcome them just the way our mother would want you to. Now, get in there.
Lois: Robin, do you how good it is to see you?
Robin: I have missed you. It's been way too long.
Lois: Tell me about it. Do you know who this is?
Robin: Oh, Brook Lynn. Oh, my -- my goodness! I'm -- Iím sorry. Hi. I'm Robin Scorpio. I knew you when you were shorter than me.
Brook Lynn: When I was a baby?
Robin: Yeah. I'm sorry. I always hated it when people said that to me.
Lois: Oh, don't kid yourself. She's still my baby, and you always will be.
Brook Lynn: Ma.
Tracy: Amanda, thank you for coming.
Amanda: Oh, it was such a privilege to know your mother.
Ned: I'm glad -- glad you could be here. My grandmother always really liked you.
Alexis: Well, I really liked your grandmother. And I respected and admired her -- her ability to be so generous with people and accept them without judging them.
Lee: Well, there's no question it was a real loss for anyone who ever knew her.
Alan: She treasured your friendship, both of you.
Gail: Well, she gave so much to us through the years and, oh, she always told those marvelous stories, you know, like when you had to move up over Kellyís.
Tracy: Monica threw them out.
Monica: Lila was welcome to stay, but she didn't want to desert Edward whether or not he deserved it.
Gail: Well, she always said that you were totally justified, and she loved having such a strong and intelligent daughter-in-law who stood up for herself. And she was always so grateful to you for letting -- letting them stay with you in your home.
Monica: Well, Alan gave me the house. Lila made it a home.
Sonny: I want you to meet somebody. This is Robin. She knew you when you were little.
Robin: It's nice to meet you.
Michael: Nice to meet you, too.
Robin: I believe I bought your first Halloween costume. You were a pumpkin.
Michael: Oh, man.
Robin: Don't worry, don't worry, you looked cool. And, look, you're practically all grown up.
Sonny: Well, he's getting there.
Robin: I bet your parents are really proud of you. Oh, and, by the way, congratulations. Sonny tells me that you had another little boy.
Carly: Yeah, Morgan.
Robin: You named him after Jason.
Michael: That's right. Jason's our best friend.
Robin: I know that, and Iím very happy for you guys.
Alan: Oh, it's so good to see you!
Lucy: Good to see you.
Tracy: Red. Hmm. How original.
Alan: My mother would've loved it. She so enjoyed you.
Lucy: Well, it truly was a mutual admiration society, and I was so very proud to be Lila Quartermaineís daughter-in-law. Um -- well, I mean, you're the old one. No -- no, I mean, you're the one that was before and then after me, but I got to be it for a little while.
Monica: Yes, well, Lucy and Kevin, thank you both for being here.
Kevin: Well, like everyone else, I sure admired Lila. And I think in a professional capacity, she was probably the only truly sane person, including myself, that Iíve ever met.
Jax: There you are.
Jax: Hey, Iíve missed you. You know, I'm such an idiot for not coming to see you every time Iím in Europe.
Robin: Oh, it's ok. You're busy, Iím busy.
Jax: Yeah, but I shouldn't be too busy for you. Courtney, this is Robin Scorpio.
Jax: Courtney Matthews.
Robin: Nice to meet you.
Courtney: Nice to meet you.
Robin: Brenda has told me a lot about you. You're Sonny's sister, right, and Jasonís wife?
Courtney: Well, actually, we -- we got divorced.
Jax: Yeah, now Courtneyís free to pursue other interests.
Robin: Does "Other interests" mean you?
Jax: Well, Courtneyís not pursuing me. I'm pursuing her.
Robin: Got it.
Elizabeth: So, I didn't realize that you knew Lila.
Ric: No, I never had the opportunity to meet her, but everyone did seem to admire her. Just here out of respect.
Maxie: Your grandmother was a really wonderful person.
Brook Lynn: Yeah. It's kind of weird. I guess you guys know her better than we did, huh?
Dillon: Yeah. I mean, I don't blame Brook Lynnís mom for taking her away, or -- or my mom even. I mean, our family is messed up and they had good reasons, but you guys are really lucky. We missed out on someone special.
Lucky: How you doing?
Emily: Oh, we had a screaming fight at the house. That got everyone's adrenaline pumping.
Justus: Emily got everybody calmed down and out the door, which isn't easy because they're such a hard group to manage.
Emily: "They"? What do you mean, "They"? You were in there yelling, too.
Justus: Don't remind me.
Emily: It's ok. Long, loud, complicated arguments that don't resolve anything are a Quartermaine tradition, and, like it or not, you're one of the family.
Tony: Your mother gave so much of herself to the hospital. She helped so many people.
Mac: Yes, she did, including me. I mean, I would've never made it through some of those endless charity dinners without Lila to talk to.
Bobbie: Our whole family loved her. I wish Luke could be here to tell everybody how much because I don't have the words, but Lila was magnificent.
Monica: Well, I'm sure Lila would say the same thing about Luke. She had a weakness for scoundrels.
Felicia: We'll all miss her.
Tracy: We will, too.
Alan: Thank you so much for bringing her memoirs. It means a lot for us to have a permanent record of her life in her own words.
Felicia: It was an honor to be able to help her tell her story. She was an amazing person and she loved all of you very much.
Robin: You hiding?
Robin: I'm sorry. I -- I thought someone would've told you that I was coming.
Jason: No. I'm -- Iím glad you're here. Grandmother would appreciate it.
Robin: How you doing?
Jason: Fine. You know, doing good. What about you? How's -- how's Paris?
Robin: I love it. It's starting to become my home. I see my mom all the time, and Brenda when she's not traveling on business --
Robin: And she says hello, by the way.
Jason: You know, well, you can tell Brenda I said hi.
Jason: I guess we should -- we should go in.
Robin: This is really hard for you, isn't it?
Jason: Yeah, I got to be here, you know? The Quartermaines need me. Ahem.
Robin: It's good that you know that.
Jason: It's because of you. You know, a lot of the time that I spend with my grandmother was because you asked. And it made her very happy and it made me better, so thank you. I owe you more than I can ever repay.
Minister: We have come together to celebrate the life of a remarkable woman. Lila Morgan Quartermaine was loved by every person in this building. That's not an exaggeration or a pleasantry. It's a simple statement of fact.
Monica: I came into the Quartermaine family many years ago. Quite a formidable group. I had to say at first I didn't love most of them. No, I take that back. I didn't like most of them very much at first. Lila was the exception. She was warm, she was gracious, and most of all, she was welcoming from the moment we met.
Alan: There are so many superlatives to describe my mother -- kind and generous and loving and beautiful. Oh, God, was she beautiful. I never met a person who didn't like her, which I understand. But she liked everybody, which I'll never understand. She laughed. She loved with an open heart, and it was returned in kind by her family and her friends. She was the best.
Tracy: When I was 14 years old, I overheard two friends of my mother trying to figure out how a woman as delightful as Lila Quartermaine could have raised me, a sentiment that Iím sure has been echoed by many people over the years. She always saw the best in me. And when I disappointed her -- which happened frequently -- she would express her displeasure mildly, and then she would tell me she loved me anyway. That love has sustained me my whole life. She embodied the elegance of her generation while at the same time rising above them to pursue her own goals. She had faith in herself. She was a unique individual. She never stopped learning, and I, in turn, will honor her by learning from her.
Ned: My grandmother was the first person -- actually, she was the only person -- to truly understand that I loved to perform. And I think it's because she was also a performer -- very gifted. Because I know there were times when she was too tired or discouraged or just plain fed up to be all that we needed her to be and expected her to be. And that was smiling, serene, wise Lila Quartermaine. She was always there for us, for me. She made things better. She dug deep and found the resources to give us the best of herself. That was her gift, and we are all better for it.
Emily: There is nothing that I can say about my grandmother that someone else hasn't already said better. I missed the part of her life where she walked and danced. I met my grandmother when she was in a wheelchair, but her spirit was free. She encouraged me to try things, to take chances. She warned me that I might get hurt along the way, but she guaranteed that it would be worth the trip. She wanted me to find true love. She -- she said that it had been the sustaining grace of her life. I -- I didn't say goodbye to my grandmother. She was looking out the window of her sitting room, and I waved as I -- as I left the house. And I wish now that I'd gone upstairs and kissed her. I wish that I had told her that I loved her. But I know that she knew. Everyone here wants to pay tribute to Lila, and that's how you do it. You tell someone you love them one extra time. You take the extra 30 seconds to go upstairs and make sure they know. Make sure you tell them how much they mean to you.
Brook Lynn (Singing): I would be true for there are those that trust me and I would be pure for there are those that care and I would be strong for there is much to suffer and I will be brave for there is much to dare I will be friend to all, the foe and friendless I will be giving and I'll forget the gift I will be humble for there I know my weakness I will look up to laugh and love and live
Minister: To join God and all his angels in everlasting life. In the name of the father and the son and the Holy Spirit, amen.
Edward: May I thank you all for coming here today. My wife would be so moved by this outpouring of love. She so loved you all in return. I believe there is a heaven, and I believe she's there now, pleased, maybe a little embarrassed by all the attention. But I know she understands how deeply she touched us all, and how irreplaceable she is in all our lives.
Lila's voice: Shall we get to work, dear?
Singer: May your soul be blessed may your body rest on the mountain where you were born may your spirit soar
Lila: I love you, my son.
Singer: Evermore may you find your way in peace
Edward: Oh, tell me, pretty maiden, are there any more at home like you?
Lila: There are a few, kind sir some flirty girls and very pretty, too
Singers: Did you hear the call of angels one and all?
Lila: Oh, that's a wonderful idea, and I know exactly what song.
Edward: I've grown accustomed to the trace of something in the air accustomed to her face
Singers: May you find your way in peace
Edward: Well, all I can say, Lila, is wherever I do go; you will always be with me.
Singers: May you find your way
Singer: In peace
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Mary: I love you, and I want a chance to win you back.
Lucky: Is there a reason you're hanging out with your kidnapper?
Courtney: You could have everything. You just won't trust it.
Sonny: I want you to tell me how I'm supposed to let my daughter grow up without knowing I'm her father.
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