General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 11/24/04
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Nikolas: Why are you here? I didn't ask for an attorney.
Emily: I did, Nikolas, and Justus has graciously agreed to represent you.
Justus: Emily told me that you've already confessed, but I believe that there were enough procedural violations to get the confession thrown out.
Nikolas: I don't want it thrown out. I killed my grandmother. I should pay for it.
Elizabeth: You must be glad to be going home.
Sam: I'm not glad about much of anything these days.
Elizabeth: I'm really sorry. I didn't mean that. The whole foot-in-mouth thing I do a lot.
Sam: No, it's ok. Listen, I --
Elizabeth: Sam, I don't know if this going to help, but a while ago I suffered a miscarriage. The pain is unspeakable, but it does lessen over time. And believe it or not, one day you'll just wake up and notice the sun is still shining.
Jason: You're ready to go?
Elizabeth: She was just released.
Jason: Why didn't you call me?
Sam: Because you're not responsible for me anymore, Jason.
Jason: Sam, I never was, but I still want to be the one to take you home.
John: Carly, we've got to get our stories straight. We have to make sure there is no way that Ric can accuse you of lying. That is going to be his first step in proving that you started the fire.
Carly: I did start the fire. That is called arson. And my intention was to burn a file that would incriminate my husband. That is obstruction of justice. You're a federal prosecutor. Why are you helping me avoid prosecution?
John: Well, because you're my daughter, Carly, and I love you.
Sonny: How are you feeling?
Steven: They say I'll recover.
Sonny: Maybe I can give you something to look forward to when you get out of here.
Steven: Oh, yeah? How's that?
Sonny: In your bedroom closet -- ahem -- you'll find a briefcase with $500,000 cash. Treat yourself to a nice vacation if you want to; give it to your best charity, whatever you want. It's just a token of my appreciation for what you've done in, you know, the last couple of days.
Steven: Sorry, Mr. Corinthos, I'm not interested. I don't need your money. I don't need your gratitude. Actually, everything I did was for Carly’s sake and not yours.
Sonny: Really? Suit yourself.
Alexis: Why were you trying to bribe Dr. Webber?
Skye: Please explain to me again what part of your plan requires me to be out on the coldest day of the year, freezing my buns off?
Luke: It's simple. As soon as Heather thinks she's got a clear shot at it, she's going to try to kill Edward. Being anonymous gardening staff, we get to hide in plain sight and keep an eye on her.
Edward: I didn't know you were in here.
Heather: Please don't go. I would love to spend some time alone with you.
Tracy: Ooh, I bet you would.
Heather: If you don't mind, I'm trying to have a private conversation with my husband.
Tracy: Not for long. I am so pleased to announce that my father's attorneys have filed all the necessary paperwork, and as of midnight this farce of a marriage will be over!
Heather: Is this true?
Edward: Every blessed word.
Heather: Hello, Luke. It's Heather. Where are you?
Luke: Nowhere, really, in particular. I'm just doing errands.
Heather: Well, I need you here at the Quartermaines'. Time is running out. We've got to take care of Edward once and for all.
Justus: I can argue that the confession was obtained under duress and without the benefit of counsel, which is a direct violation of your civil rights.
Nikolas: Justus, I killed Helena. I'm ready to accept the consequences. Thank you for coming, but I won't be needing your services.
Justus: I think you're making a very big mistake.
Nikolas: Maybe I am.
Emily: Thanks, anyway.
Justus: I'm available if you change your mind. I'd seriously consider doing that if I were you.
Emily: Why are you doing this to yourself? Why are you doing it to me?
[Door opens and closes]
Sam: Where are my baby's things?
Jason: In the nursery. I didn't know what to do with them. You know, at first, I thought I would just throw everything away or give everything away and then paint the room so there would be no sign of her when you came home. But then I realized that, you know, maybe you needed to see the things again and then decide for yourself.
Sam: Ok. That's good because I want to see them.
Jason: Sam, wait.
Carly: I don't know how to respond.
John: Well, in a perfect world, I suppose, to hear you say the words right back at me, but I know that I haven't completely earned your trust. Trust is something that's earned. So when it's there, when the time is right, nothing will make me happier in this world than to hear you say those words -- not a moment sooner. Are we clear? Now, of course, I reserve the right to say them to you anytime I want to.
Carly: You're an amazing man. You know that? Thank you. Thank you for giving me room, thank you for understanding how confusing all of this is for me, and --
Carly: For protecting me from the fallout of my more questionable impulses.
John: Hey, hey, hey, look. You're just trying to protect your family. You're looking out for the best interests of your children. That's all I'm trying to do here. All right?
Alexis: Are you going to tell me that I'm a neurotic and that was just my fevered imagination and deny what I just heard?
Sonny: Why would I bother? You're going to think the worst, like you always do, anyway.
Alexis: So then you admit that you were bribing Dr. Webber?
Sonny: I admit nothing.
Alexis: Of course not. You never do. I'm in possession of a file that documents your illegal activities. I need you do what's best for Kristina, and then you're a free man. You can go back to your criminal life that you've chosen, back to your sons. If you refuse, I'm going to hand Ric the files.
Sonny: I'll do what you want.
Alexis: Good choice.
Ric: Excuse me. You want to stop harassing my wife?
Heather: I'm glad you're here. Luke, we can't put this off any longer. You have to kill Edward tonight, before midnight.
Edward: Hey, gardener? What are you doing to keep my wife's roses from freezing this winter?
Skye: Shh! Not so loud!
Edward: Skye, what are you doing lurking in the terrace?
Skye: I'm waiting for Luke. He's inside, working Heather.
Edward: There's nothing to worry about. The marriage will be annulled by midnight tonight.
Skye: Edward, you are underestimating Heather, and that is a really big mistake. Heather means to kill you.
Luke: Of course I've already agreed that Edward has to die, but I can't do it. Heather, I can't get close enough to him.
Heather: You're not backing out on me, are you?
Luke: Of course not. My contribution to Edward’s untimely demise will be a nasty, lethal dose of lydochloradine.
Heather: That sounds helpful. But the drug must be restricted. How are you going to get it?
Luke: You forget my sister is head surgical nurse at G.H. I'll just swing by the hospital, pick up a lethal dose, you drop it in his evening cocktail, and we're that much closer to heaven.
Heather: I like it. I like you. You got style, Mr. Spencer.
Emily: You're not just throwing away your own future. You're throwing away mine as well, and for what, Nikolas? Helena?
Nikolas: I'm doing this for us, Emily.
Emily: For --
Nikolas: Yeah. Well, listen to me. What kind of marriage could we have, knowing that we covered up a murder? Knowing that any second, I could be blackmailed, not just by Connor, but by anyone who wanted to investigate Helena’s death? That's the kind of secret that destroys a relationship, and I won't let that happen to us.
Emily: That is the most incredibly selfish thing that I have ever heard. Can't you see that you're betraying everything that we have together?
Ric: There's no need to try to intimidate Alexis. It's not going to work, anyway.
Sonny: You know, I'm going to get custody of Kristina, and you probably love the fact that I'm going after my daughter because if I wasn't, then Alexis wouldn't need you, and this twisted arrangement you guys call a marriage would be over, and then how would you come after me, little brother? I don't know if you know this or not, but -- I live inside your husband's head. So that's another thing you're just going to have to get used to.
Ric: You ok?
Alexis: I appreciate your effort to defend me, but I really need to handle this by myself.
Ric: Yeah, well, you shouldn't have to. But my brother did bring up an interesting point. If -- excuse me -- when you get full custody of Kristina, what's going to happen between us?
Alexis: Somewhere along the way I have learned to trust you and count on you, and I've learned that you care about me. And more importantly, you care about my daughter. I think there's a good possibility that I might even like being married to you.
Sam: Jason, you really don't have to fuss over me, please.
Jason: I'm not, I'm not. In fact, I got to go out. There's a lot going on with Sonny and the business.
Sam: Are you ok?
Jason: Yeah, so far. Sonny is in some serious trouble, and I got to do what I can to help him.
Sam: Ok, good. Go. I mean --
Jason: Are you sure?
Sam: I understand, yeah.
Jason: Are you sure? Because I can have Emily come over and --
Sam: No, Jason, no. Please, I really -- I need to be alone right now.
Jason: Look, I'm not -- I'm not telling you what to do, but, you know, for what it's worth, I went into her room, and it's hard. You know, I don't usually care about things, clothes. But walking into that nursery and seeing, you know, the toys you picked out -- it was --
Jason: Just don't rush, ok? Don't push yourself before you're ready.
[Knock on door]
Man: Ms. McCall? Ms. Quartermaine's here to see you.
Sam: Send her in.
Emily: Thank you.
Sam: Ahem. That was fast, even for Jason. I told him I did not need a chaperone.
Emily: What? I'm sorry?
Sam: Didn't he call you?
Emily: No, no. I'm here about -- are you all right?
Sam: It depends on your definition. But you look upset, and unfortunately Jason isn't here. I'm really sorry. He's working. I have no idea when he's going to be home.
Emily: You know what, Sam? I'm sorry. I shouldn't have come back here so soon --
Sam: Emily, I doubt there's much that I can do, but if you want to get something out, I'm a really good listener.
Emily: You know, Sam, I don't want to dump my problems on you. You've been through enough.
Sam: You would be making me feel useful.
Emily: Nikolas confessed to Helena’s murder.
Elizabeth: I came as soon as I got your message. What's going on?
Nikolas: I need your help. Don't worry, I'm not going to ask you hide a dead body or cover up a murder or anything.
Elizabeth: Oh, thank God. That's a relief.
Nikolas: It's obvious that Emily and I won't be getting married next Wednesday, and it just occurred to me that we need someone to cancel things -- the florist, the caterer, tell the guests. And it's probably too late to send Emily’s dress back, so maybe you can hold on to it. I just don't want it, you know, sitting in her closet as a reminder of what didn't happen.
Elizabeth: With all due respect, Nikolas, that's Emily’s decision. You really shouldn't make it for her.
Nikolas: Elizabeth, I don't want Emily to put her life on hold while I spend God knows how much time in prison.
Elizabeth: So you're, what, going to break up with her?
Nikolas: At least break the engagement, yeah.
Elizabeth: You know what, Nikolas? You're being a macho, pigheaded jerk right now. Of course Emily is going to wait for you. She loves you more than anything. But she is allowed just five minutes to adjust to the choices you've made since it affects everything she was expecting from the future. Do you know where she is right now?
Nikolas: She got mad and stormed out of here.
Elizabeth: Yeah, well, I bet she's off trying to find a way to hold on to what the two of you have together. Maybe you should try doing the same.
Ric: So, Alexis tells me that you had a little visit from Sonny.
Steven: Yeah, that's right.
Ric: So, how long have you been working for him?
Steven: Come again?
Ric: Nah, come on, let's not try to play it off here. You know that you torched my apartment on Sonny's orders.
Steven: Ric, the only work I've done for Sonny is as physician to his children.
Ric: Well, you're not treating any of them from a hospital bed.
Steven: Ok, you know what? Not that it's any of your business, but if you must know, Sonny came to see about Kristina, when she might be released from the hospital.
Ric: Oh, ok.
Steven: Oh, and you still don't believe me.
Ric: Well, frankly, no.
Steven: The jacket that I was wearing at the fire is in that closet. Why don't you go look in the pocket, Ric?
Ric: The tox screen from the Weston case.
Steven: Yeah. I was dropping it off on the way home. That's why I was at your apartment. I smelled the smoke, then I saw the flames, so I kicked in the door.
Steven: Thought you might've been inside. I was actually -- I was basically trying to save your life. So a little gratitude might be in order.
Ric: Well, you are a compelling liar, and you come complete with props. Anyone would be impressed, but you know what? I'm not buying it. We both know that you are no innocent in this. And if you didn't torch my apartment, then you're covering for the real arsonist, and that would be Carly Corinthos.
Carly: Hello, Alexis.
Carly: How's Kristina doing?
Alexis: She's doing much better, thank you.
Carly: Good. That's good to hear.
Alexis: I'm very grateful.
Carly: Alexis, are you grateful enough to reconsider the custody ultimatum and try and find a compromise with Sonny?
Alexis: Carly, I need to continue to protect my daughter and consider her best interests -- which is retaining sole custody.
Carly: Listen, I understood your initial rationale. Kristina was safer if no one knew Sonny was her father -- then she wasn't perceived as a target. The game's over, Alexis. The truth is out, so why not let Sonny be a parent? He's a good father, and Kristina would benefit from having him in her life. And that's one of the reasons I am testifying on his behalf, even though we are not together.
Alexis: You're testifying to get back at me, Carly, because you blame me for destroying your marriage.
Sonny: Alexis has a copy of the file. She threatened to give it to Ric if I don't go through with the custody hearing.
Jason: Sonny, I don't understand. If the hearing doesn't mean anything, why go through the motions?
Sonny: Well --
Jason: Why put everybody --
Sonny: Because she thinks that I'm going to have some hallelujah moment on the stand, where I realize that I'm a danger to my own daughter and Kristina’s better off with her mother.
Jason: I don't -- I mean, I hate to say it, but it doesn't sound like you have much of a choice, because if Alexis gives that file to Ric it's over. We're done.
Emily: I can't believe that after everything we've been through, that I'm going to lose him because he tried to protect me from his witch of a grandmother.
Sam: Emily, a person really isn't lost until they're dead.
Emily: Sam, I'm so sorry. That must've sounded incredibly insensitive. This is exactly why I shouldn't be here.
Sam: No. No, no, no, no. Look, I am not trying to make you feel bad. I'm just -- I'm just trying to make you see that there's still hope. You and Nikolas love each other and, ok, he is making a difficult choice right now, one that you feel is absolutely stupid and wrong, but it's a brave choice. And one day he's going to be out, and you're going to be waiting for him, and the two of you are going to be able to pick up where you left off. To me, that's worth holding on to.
Nurse: You didn't touch your food.
Steven: See, it's not food. It's a cardboard-like substance, and it is determined to hinder my otherwise speedy recovery.
Nurse: Well, maybe you lack incentive. What if I offered to spoon-feed you your next meal?
Steven: I think I would definitely regain my appetite.
Nurse: Well, I'll see what I can work out. Hi.
Elizabeth: Hi. Well, well, well. Someone's feeling better.
Steven: For a guy who nearly burned to death?
Elizabeth: Is there a reason for this amazing resilience?
Elizabeth: A woman perhaps?
Steven: Well, maybe. Yeah. I mean, there's someone, and I thought that things weren't going to be able to work out, but circumstances have changed and, well, it looks like -- looks like something might work out.
Carly: Do I think you're a selfish bitch who will do anything to get what she wants? Yeah. Do I regret not telling Sonny the truth about Kristina? You bet. But I do not blame you for the end of my marriage. Sonny and I split for personal reasons, and I will not give you that much power or that much credit. But luckily Sonny and I have salvaged some things, and we care about each other enough to help one another. And that is why I'm testifying on his behalf.
Alexis: Do you even hear your hypocrisy? Sonny is trying to take Kristina the same way he tried to take away your sons, and you fought like hell. You would do anything. You even blackmailed me into defending you. And you stand there and you condemn me for doing the same thing?
Carly: It's not the same thing. You convinced yourself that Sonny will put Kristina’s life at risk.
Alexis: He does. Good fathers aren't career criminals. Good fathers don't pose clear, present, and ongoing danger to their children. I will do whatever I can to protect my daughter. You take the stand if you choose to. Take it at your own risk, because Ric will tear you to shreds.
Carly: Go ahead and sling all the mud that you want. I can take it. And we will see who looks worse when I testify that I wanted to tell Sonny the truth about Kristina’s paternity as soon as she was diagnosed and you wanted to wait until the last possible moment. Then we will see who looks like an unfit mother.
Sonny: Ok, according to Justus, if we can prove that Ric obtained that file illegally, like if he broke in --
Jason: Right, right, right. Then it's inadmissible. That's the way we have to go.
Sonny: I want you to question everybody who had access to that file, find out who could have stolen it, turned it over to Ric, because by the time I take the stand at that custody hearing, I want to be able to prove that Ric obtained that file illegally. That way I have the leverage over Alexis.
Jason: So you're going to wait till the hearing and then surprise Alexis?
Sonny: I'm going to do what I got to do. I just lost my daughter. I'm not going to lose another child of mine.
Skye: Why do you have to be so literal? I mean, do you have to steal the actual drug that Heather's going to actually use to try and poison Edward? Why can't you just let her give him the placebo?
Luke: Darling, we're trying to catch Heather in the act of actually killing him with real poison.
Skye: Which leaves Edward defenseless, left to Heather's nonexistent mercy.
Luke: She's not going to do anything without me. She needs me as an active participant. That gives her cover and also something to hold over me later.
Skye: Why do you let her slobber all over you like that?
Luke: It's all for the cause. It's just business.
Skye: Do you actually enjoy kissing her?
Luke: I hate it. Really. The only lips I'm into right now are yours.
Skye: Oh. Ok, so, say this plan works, that we catch Heather in the act of trying to kill Edward. What next? Do we call the police? Do we have her thrown into the facility for the criminally insane? What?
Luke: I'm going to try to strike a deal with her -- her freedom for my wife.
Skye: Absolutely not.
Heather: Oh! Help me, please! Someone, help!
Edward: What's going on?
Heather: You came.
Edward: You called for my help. What do you mean, I --
Heather: I wanted to see if you cared, and you still do. I can see it.
Edward: I'm tired of your games.
Heather: I'm not playing games. I'm fighting for my life -- ours together. The annulment -- it's just -- it's all wrong. Don't you see that? Tracy's manipulating you.
Edward: You're unbelievable, you know that? You're the manipulator. All you wanted was my money. You used my pain over the loss of my wife against me.
Heather: That's not true.
Edward: It's over, Heather. Give it up.
Heather: I can see that you mean that. Ok, Edward. I care for you too much not to give you what you want. I'll agree to the annulment.
Edward: Wise decision.
Heather: Wait, I just want you to know one thing. Despite how this is ending, the time I spent with you was the happiest time of my whole life.
Heather: So I was wondering if you'd be willing to join me in a drink, a toast to what might've been.
Edward: Why not?
Heather: So long, Edward. It's been real.
Edward: Well, there's nothing wrong with being a little civil, now, is there? You did something -- something's wrong. What -- what did you do, Heather? What did you do?
Heather: Don't worry, Edward. It's nothing. It's not poison. It's just something to help you sleep.
Heather: Here you go. I need you to be very still.
Tracy: Daddy? Daddy? Whew. I love you, you know, even though you're a stubborn old fool. Ooh.
Jason: Meyer swears that he dropped the file off at the penthouse Friday the 12th. Do you remember that?
Carly: Yeah, he came by, he left the file on the desk, and he said it was urgent; it needed Sonny's attention, but honestly I didn't pay that much attention to it, Jason. I was busy with other stuff, and then Michael -- he ran downstairs and he thought Sonny was at the door, and I explained to him then that we had to move to the new house.
Jason: Was that the day you moved?
Carly: Yeah, we started packing right away.
Jason: Did anyone go near Sonny's desk?
Carly: Michael was sorting through comics there.
Jason: And then what?
Carly: He dumped them in a box.
Jason: Could it be possible that the file got mixed in with Michael’s comics?
Carly: I suppose, Jason, but what does it matter? The file was destroyed, right?
Jason: Carly, it matters. What happened next?
Carly: We packed and we moved right away.
Jason: Yeah, but Max told me that Durant came by that day.
Carly: Yeah, he helped us move.
Jason: Was he ever alone with those boxes?
Carly: He was sorting through them at the house, and, yeah, Michael and I -- we left the room together.
Jason: All right, thanks.
Carly: Jason? You obviously think that my father stole that file. You have to be mistaken, ok? He did everything he could to stop Ric from using that file against Sonny.
Jason: Or he wanted you to think he did to cover up what really happened. Carly, I'm sorry. I just think Durant took advantage of you to steal the file in the first place.
Carly: Jason, I want you to find out the truth, and if it turns out that you have proof that my father stole that file, I want you to promise me I will be the first to know.
Sonny: Carly agreed to testify on my behalf, which, you know, is great.
Jordan: Well, I'd like to review the testimony beforehand.
Sonny: Yeah, that's no problem.
Jordan: And I'd like to reopen the possibility of calling Samantha McCall.
Sonny: No --
Jordan: It'll help our case if we can get her to testify about how Alexis verbally abused her in the hospital chapel.
Sonny: No, I don't want Sam involved. She's grieving for our daughter. Whatever Alexis did to her in the chapel -- however we can use it -- it's not worth it to me to ask Sam to relive the most painful moments of her life.
Nikolas: Listen --
Nikolas and Emily: I'm sorry.
Nikolas: I shouldn't --
Emily: I --
Nikolas: Go ahead.
Emily: I shouldn't have stormed out the way I did, and I shouldn't have called you selfish. I was angry and afraid, and I know that you're doing what you believe is right.
Nikolas: Emily, I'm sorry that I took so much away from us.
Emily: Well, we'll deal with it. This is what it means to be a couple. For better or worse, you go through life together.
Nikolas: Yeah. Yeah, I agree. I want to marry you right --
Emily: Will you go through the --
Emily: What? I love you, Nikolas.
Nikolas: I love you.
Emily: And I want to be your wife, no matter what.
Nikolas: Come here.
Carly: You're looking good. Are you feeling better?
Steven: Ok, better than you, apparently. Are you ok?
Carly: You ever had one of those "What goes around comes around" moments? Yeah, well, I'm having one of those right now. It seems that I have lied to so many people who have loved and trusted me that it's my turn to be on the receiving end again.
Steven: Is this about Sonny?
Carly: Yeah, in a way. Not that he's lied to me recently or anything, but I think my newfound father has. You know, Ric never said where that file originally came from, but I think it came from John. Now, I know the two of you are very close, so I'm going to ask you, did John tell you that he stole that file?
[Key turns in lock]
[Knock on door]
Ric: Listen, if you were the source of that file that incriminates Sonny, I'm sure you kept a copy for your own insurance. I want it now. Otherwise, he's not only going to walk, I'm going to lose custody of my stepdaughter.
Alexis: Isn't this great? This is your first trip out of the room. Hey, Ryan, look at us. Oh, we're going to whirl around the hospital for a while, huh, let you get out a little bit. You know what? I know this has been really hard for you, but you're going to be able to go home soon, very soon, ok? And no one will interfere.
Sonny: Hey. Hey. It's ok. I'm right here.
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Lucky: The judge considers you a flight risk. He won't release you for any reason.
Nikolas: What? Then I'll just have to find a way to escape.
Sonny: Hey --
John: Sorry to disappoint you, but I can't help you.
Ric: Find a copy of that file or I'm going to charge your daughter with arson.
Carly: I'd appreciate an answer.
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