General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 11/17/04
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Jax: I see I'm not the only one here to give an early prayer.
Courtney: Actually, I was saying a prayer for Diego before the memorial starts. I just hope to God he's ok wherever he's decided to run.
Jax: Well, he's a survivor.
Courtney: Well, he's had to be. I tried to show him that I cared, that he could count on me, but he just didn't trust it.
Jax: You did your best.
Courtney: Did I?
Jax: Hey -- unfortunately, the world is full of kids like Diego -- no family, no home. They may hurt so badly that they can't accept guidance or concern, even when you try to give it.
Courtney: And here we are, at a prayer service for a baby who was loved by so many people. You know, I mean, parents, family, friends -- we all wanted to give her everything, and now we'll never get the chance.
Alexis: The doctors say you're going to be all better, and so is angel bear. And you know what? I can see that in your face. Look at you -- your cheeks are pink! They're pink! You have a little smile on your face! And I can feel your heart is beating nice and strong. We're going to be home in no time at all, sweetheart. And you know what? When we go home, it's going to be a little bit different because Ric is going to be there, too. I know you like him. Good girl. Mommy will be right back, ok? I love you.
Alexis: Ok. Are you going to work?
Ric: No, I'm -- I'm going to attend the prayer service for Sonny and Samís baby.
Alexis: I'll come with you.
Sam: Where are my clothes for the service?
Jason: Dr. Meadows just told me that you're not well enough to leave the hospital.
Sam: Are you kidding me, Jason? I'm going to sit in the pew.
Jason: Sam, we can have the service another time. I'll call the church and get it postponed.
Sam: No. Jason, I want to do this. I need to go.
Skye: She's here. Her cab just pulled up.
Skye: You ready?
Luke: Yeah, let's play it for all it's worth.
Skye: Ok. Ahem. Well, Luke, feel free to tell me how clever I am. I just made a deal with the premiere florist in Port Charles.
Luke: Can we not talk about flowers? Can we not talk about stuff that's relevant, like the weather and chitchat? Could we just not talk today, please?
Skye: Oh! You're drunk!
Luke: Not yet, but that is my intention.
Skye: Well, could you self-destruct another time maybe? Maybe someday next week, say?
Luke: Who's talking about self-destruct here? This is a creative endeavor. I am endeavoring to tie one on, and it takes total concentration. So please don't interrupt me and, yes, it has to be today! It has to be this miserable day!
Skye: Luke, what on earth is going on?
Heather: Of course, you don't have a clue, but I know all too well. It's the anniversary of a life-changing moment in Lukeís past.
Jax: So what are you going to do about Diego?
Courtney: There's not much I can do, Jax. I just hope that he realizes he made a mistake and he comes back.
Jax: What if he doesn't?
Courtney: Well, then I'm just going to have to accept that he's gone for good.
Jax: I guess you will.
Courtney: Yeah. Some things just don't turn out the way you want them to.
Jax: Yeah, and sometimes there are unexpected blessings, like the fact that this baby's stem cells may save Kristina.
Mike: Hello, sweetheart.
Jax: I'll leave you two alone.
Mike: Um -- ahem -- have you heard from Sonny?
Courtney: No. But I have -- I talked to Carly last night. The boys are settled in that -- that little cottage on Kendall Avenue, you know, where they lived before.
Mike: You know, Sonny's baby just died, and now his marriage is breaking up.
Courtney: It's a lot to handle.
Mike: Maybe too much. I just hope that Sonny doesn't break under the strain.
Michael: Hi, Dad.
Sonny: Hey. What are you doing here?
Carly: Michael thought you might like some company on the ride over to the memorial. Unless you just want to go alone?
Sonny: Well, I didn't -- I didn't know you guys were going.
Michael: But the baby was my little sister. I just want to say a prayer for her.
Alexis: Can you sit with Kristina for a little bit while I go home and change?
Ric: Alexis, I don't think it's wise for you to go.
Alexis: Sonny and Samís baby may have saved Kristinaís life.
Ric: Granted, but I don't think Sam is going to see it that way. She's already too grief-stricken. And Sonny -- the animosity between you and Sonny right now is palpable. I don't want to do anything to escalate that before the custody hearing.
Alexis: Then why are you going?
Ric: I'm used to the animosity between me and Sonny. Whether he chooses to acknowledge it or not, we are family.
Skye: Leave him alone.
Heather: That's exactly what I'm not going to do. This is a horrible day for Luke to spend alone. And since I'm the only one that seems to care or remember, I'm going to stay here and console him.
Skye: Excuse me. I care.
Luke: Those who care need not apply.
Heather: Hear that?
Skye: Listen, Luke and I have a casino to open, ok, and until our deal is signed on the dotted line. We're going to do it together.
Luke: I don't give a damn about this stupid rust bucket!
Skye: Luke, Luke, look -- look, I'll make some coffee, ok? You'll sober up in no time.
Luke: I don't want to sober up. I told you, I'm trying to tie one on here. It takes concentration. No, no! Save your coffee and your flower arrangements and all your heartfelt sympathy for my funeral.
Skye: Come on. Don't do this to me here. I'm counting on you.
Luke: Don't do that. Why would you want to do that? That's a mistake. If you're looking for some kind of a partner here who's going to hold your hand and be true and responsible until bankruptcy us do part, then you are barking up the wrong barstool. You don't like that; you know where the door is. Go ahead, use it. I said go ahead. Get out.
Skye: Ok. Well, I guess I don't have much choice, do I?
Luke: And the same goes for you.
Heather: I'm not going anywhere. This must be the hardest day of the year for you; the anniversary of your wedding to Laura.
Jason: It's ok.
Sam: Ahem. Do I look ok?
Jason: Yeah, you look great.
Sam: Because this is the only event I will ever go to for my daughter. You know, there will be no birthdays or christenings or graduations. No weddings. Just this event. Today is the day to honor my child.
Jason: You'll honor her every day for the rest of your life, and so will I.
Sam: Thank you. It just -- it helps. It helps to know somebody loved her as much as I did. Thank you.
Jason: Hey --
Sam: Jason, I'm all right.
Jason: No, you're not, Sam.
Sam: I am all right.
Alexis: Hi. How's Kristina?
Ric: Oh, she's good. She's sleeping. The doctor stopped by and said her vital signs are looking really good.
Alexis: Good. She's getting better. I know that she is.
Ric: Yeah. I don't suppose I can talk you out of going to the service?
Alexis: No. No. That little baby touched my life and Kristinaís life in a profound way, and I need to pay my respects and let that baby know that I will always be grateful.
Ric: I know you are, Alexis.
Alexis: I also hope that she can forgive me for the way that I treated her mother.
Ric: Listen, you were worried that your own child would die.
Alexis: I had no right to say the things that I said to Sam.
Ric: Listen to me; you did not cause Samís condition.
Alexis: I know. I just need to believe that God can forgive me.
[Organ plays softly]
Courtney: It was good of you guys to come.
Elizabeth: We wanted to pay our respects.
Steven: Yeah, the death of the baby was tragic.
Courtney: Well, I know that you and the hospital staff did everything you could do to save her.
Elizabeth: What is Mr. Durant doing here?
Steven: He decided that he was going to pay his respects.
Mike: You are not welcome here.
John: I'm here to support my daughter. She needs her family as much as Sonny needs his.
[Organ plays softly]
Courtney: We must be waiting for Sam.
Jax: Well, she was listed in serious condition. She might not be able to make it.
Carly: You let me know if this is too hard for you and you want to leave, all right?
Michael: I want to be here for Dad. I don't think I've ever seen him so sad.
Carly: Sweetie, I don't know that I have, either, but you want to know what else?
Carly: I think -- I think he feels so much better knowing that you're here with him.
Sonny: You all right?
Sam: I needed to come.
Sonny: Everybody's inside.
Sam: I feel almost peaceful. Like she's right here with me in the church.
Father Coates: We are here to remember a special child, who has left this mortal world and gone to live with God.
Heather: Go ahead, Luke, drink up. You've got every right to drown your sorrows.
Luke: I don't need your permission to drink.
Heather: Of course you donít. I just meant that I empathize with your pain, your loss. It was a magical wedding day you had with Laura.
Luke: You weren't there.
Heather: I read about it in the papers. I mean, it was the event of the year. A perfect day, a beautiful ceremony. Laura, she looked like an angel. I couldn't help being a little jealous.
Luke: Why would you be jealous of Laura?
Heather: Oh, what girl doesn't dream of marrying her one true love in an autumn garden?
Luke: Well, dreams turn to nightmares every day, Heather. Every day. Love wasn't enough. Love couldn't keep Laura sane. She lost her mind; she spent the last two years staring at the walls of some institution. And then, suddenly, she was gone. Just disappeared. Abducted by I don't know who.
Heather: Well, I didn't realize she was abducted. I -- I thought she escaped somehow.
Luke: No. She was kidnapped and used. She was used to frame Skye.
Heather: Luke, that seems incredible.
Luke: Well, of course it's incredible. It's also ridiculous. It's ridiculous that a woman who couldn't speak, a woman who -- who showed no signs of knowing who she was or where she was for two years suddenly is following Skye around, is knocking her out, is locking her up at Wyndemere, is stalking her with a knife!
Heather: Well, who knows what really happened. I mean, Skye is not exactly a reliable source.
Luke: Well, one thing is for certain -- Skye didn't take Laura. And I'll find out who did. And they'll pay.
Father Coates: Lord God, ever caring and gentle, we commit to your love this little one, who brought joy to our lives for so short a time, and wrap her in eternal life. We pray for her parents, Michael and Samantha, who are so deeply saddened by the loss of their child. Give them courage and help them in their pain and grief. May they all meet one day in the joy and peace of your kingdom. As sons and daughters of a loving God, we pray, in the confident words of his son, "Our father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." Amen. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever." Amen.
Father Coates: This child was a blessed gift. She brought us joy. And in her memory, we will keep that joy in our hearts forever. Life is precious and fragile, but life does not end on this earth. It continues in heaven for all eternity.
Alexis: No, you were right, I shouldn't have gone in there. All I did was add to their pain.
Ric: I think the best way for us to honor this child is to keep our distance.
Alexis: I hope that someday they know that I was grieving for their daughter and how grateful that I will always be for the generous gift that may have saved her life.
Skye: I'm back. Is it safe?
Luke: Yeah. She's gone. You handled that beautifully, partner. If I do say so myself, I deserve a real drink.
Skye: Do you mind telling me what you've done with Heather?
Luke: Are you asking if I killed her?
Skye: Of course not. Did you?
Luke: No, I canít. She's the only one who knows where Laura is.
Skye: Do you think that she suspects that you're onto her?
Luke: No, I think she ate it up. I even threw in a few details about Lauraís kidnapping. She asked all the right questions; had all the right answers. You know, she's getting kind of cozy with me. She's comfortable; she's letting her guard down. She thinks we're getting close.
Skye: Famous last words.
Luke: No, I think it's going to work. I really do. You know, most women seem to think that the best way to get close to a man is to get him to share his pain so they can bond. God, I hate that expression -- "bond." Anyway, that's what she's doing. And I think a couple more rendezvous, she's going to spill the whole thing, including where she's stashed my wife.
Skye: I know how desperately you want to find Laura.
Luke: Yeah, I do. The problem is what then?
Alexis: The next time I ignore your warning that something isn't a good idea, remind me of today, will you? I should've respected Sonny and Samís grief, and instead I walked in there driven by my own need to feel better.
Ric: I think at this point, it's all a matter of perspective.
Alexis: Stop being so nice to me.
Ric: Look, you said that every life matters and that when one ends, we need to acknowledge that it made a difference. Yeah, you went to that chapel with good intentions. It -- it was just a poor error in judgment, that's all.
Alexis: I just want them to forgive me.
Ric: You need to forgive yourself.
Alexis: I wish that I'd just handled things differently.
Ric: Alexis, you are a mother whose child had one chance at life, ok? You may always wish that you would've handled it differently, but, like everybody on that terrible day, you did what you felt was best. And it just so happens that your best saved Kristinaís life.
Father Coates: Samantha and Michaelís baby touched the lives of everyone here. If for even a moment or two she made us a little kinder, helped us to treasure the gifts around us, or caused us to take one extra minute to love each other, then her life had purpose and meaning.
Luke: You didn't seem to have any trouble pretending I was drunk, did you?
Skye: Well, it wouldn't have been the first time I'd seen you in that condition.
Luke: And hopefully, it won't be the last. But I got to get off this roller coaster ride.
Skye: Luke, you're still grieving. You loved Laura very much.
Luke: Yeah, I'll always love her. But the woman I married is gone. The doctors all say incurable.
Skye: Well, maybe you need more time.
Luke: I've had time. Time's past. Maybe I don't need any more time. Maybe saying I need time is just an excuse, a crutch.
Skye: Well, I don't know about that. That's pretty harsh.
Luke: The truth is that I have to find Laura. But when I do, I have to let her go. I mean, if it's true that she's not going to get her sanity back, I have to make sure she's safe and well taken care of. And then I have to let her go and get on with my life, because leaving this mess unresolved is not fair to you.
Skye: Oh, Luke, I -- I appreciate you saying that, but if you need more time --
Luke: No, no "buts," no "buts." You deserve the best of me. Which ain't saying a hell of a lot.
Skye: Hey. That's good enough for me. And you know what? I am so glad that you're not perfect, because guess what -- I'm not perfect, either.
Luke: I didn't know that.
Skye: Oh, I love it when you lie.
Luke: Do you? You better be careful what you ask for. You know, lying is my strongest, most consistent personality trait.
Skye: No, it's not. You know, you have been nothing but honest with me from the beginning -- and sometimes brutally so -- but I got to say that somewhere along the way, I learned that I could trust you. And believe me, that is not something that I do easily.
Luke: Well --
Skye: I need you, Luke. I do.
Luke: Well, here's news -- I need you, too.
Jax: You know, I really feel for Sam. She looked sad.
Courtney: She's probably still in shock.
Jax: You know, Sam and I have had our differences, but the pregnancy brought out a beautiful, nurturing side to her. I think she would've made a good mother.
Courtney: You know, Father Coates said the baby touched the lives of everyone in that church today, and he was right.
Jax: You know, I just wish that we could -- we could honor her by getting along. Did you see the look between Ric and Sonny at the memorial?
Courtney: Yes. Yeah, if there's a custody battle over Kristina, it's -- it's going to get ugly.
Jax: Unless you and I step in.
Courtney: Well, what could we do?
Jax: Well, Alexis is a good friend of mine, and your Sonny's little sister. I think that you and I are in a perfect position to try to broker a truce.
Michael: There's some cookie dough ice cream in the freezer. I'll go get us three bowls.
Sonny: Wait, wait. Come here, come here. You know what I want you and your mom to do? I want you to pick up Morgan, take him to the park, let him do whatever he wants to do. He wants to crawl in the grass, he wants to get on the swing -- I want you to get on the swing and you go as high as you can.
Michael: I will, Dad. You want to come with us?
Sonny: I'd love to go, but there's something I got to do. But I'll be thinking of you and your brother being happy, being -- just doing, you know, whatever you can to have a good time, ok?
Michael: We will. That all you want?
Sonny: No. All I want is for -- for you and your brother to be the amazing kids that you are. That's the very best tribute you can give to your little sister.
Sam: Is there a prayer we should say?
Jason: I think you should start by just telling her goodbye.
Sam: Can you start?
Jason: Thank you for being with us the past nine months. I know it wasn't long, but it changed my life. I got to watch you grow in your mother; I got to feel you move. You were a miracle. And I want you to know that you'll always be loved.
Jason: It's ok.
Sam: Jason --
Jason: It's ok.
Sam: I canít.
Jason: She -- she knows how much you loved her. Just try to get some sleep. I'll be right outside if you need anything.
Sam: Jason? Thank you
Carly: Yeah, that was nice. You were right, he's hungry. Look at that. You are so hungry. You're going to be big --
Carly: Just like your brother.
John: Hey. Looks like you guys are having some fun, huh?
Michael: We're doing something for my dad, and you're not invited.
Carly: Hey. Sonny wanted me to bring Michael and Morgan to the park as a way of remembering the baby.
John: Carly, you never cease to amaze me.
Sonny: One day I'm going to -- I'm going to give this cross to Kristina as a present from her -- her little sister who saved her life. I bought it for you to wear at your christening. I'd already started imagining, you know, standing next to you, promising God to help you grow, to love you, to care for you. I had so many plans for us, so many dreams, you know, for my little girl. I want to believe -- I want to believe that you went to sleep inside your mother, and when you woke up, you were in a place of beauty and love. And the first thing you saw were the angels smiling down on you. And maybe, just maybe, you know, the people I've loved, the people I've lost were there, waiting for you with open arms. I hope heaven is a beautiful garden, where you can play every day, and every night, you go to sleep with the angels and I -- I pray, I pray that -- that you know how much Daddy loves you.
Alexis: Oh, my big, big girl. You're feeling better, huh, and stronger? You feel better, sweetie?
Alexis: Mama take a look at you? Let me see. Let me see.
Ric: Let mama see.
Alexis: You're smiling!
Ric: There it is.
Alexis: Oh, look at that, huh?
Ric: There it is. Kristina, hey, you know what? I bet you I know what mommy would like. Big hug and a kiss? Think you can give mommy -- oh, one for me, too?
Ric: Thank you. Thank you.
Alexis: Can I have a big hug and a kiss?
Ric: Give mama a big hug and a kiss.
Alexis: Oh, my God, I love this child. Oh, my gosh. I know we don't know if the transplant worked yet, but I know she's getting better. I know she is.
Ric: Yeah, she's been in a lot of people's prayers.
Alexis: And they're all working. Oh, my baby, you're better, huh? You're going to be all well. Love you.
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Alexis: Sonny's going to try to take her from me.
Ric: Well, he may not have a chance.
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