General Hospital Transcript Friday 12/10/04
Proofread by Brian
Carly: Ow. Hey. You're an hour late, Sonny.
Carly: What happ -- Michael, what are you wearing?
Michael: A suit like Dadís.
Sonny: I bought him a suit -- he loved it -- and then I bought some toys for the kids. I never knew shopping could be so fun.
Michael: Can we open some of this stuff?
Sonny: Yeah, I'll put this down right here. You can open anything you want, buddy.
Sonny: Let's see, we got -- yee-ha.
Carly: Uh, Sonny --
Sonny: How do you like that? Look at that.
Carly: When you're done over there, can I --
Sonny: Yeah, I'll be right there.
Carly: Talk to you?
Sonny: There you go! Uh, yeah. Yeah.
Carly: Are you showering the kids with gifts because we're separated?
Sonny: Uh, I don't have a reason to be generous to my sons.
Carly: Ok. Just don't overcompensate, ok?
Sonny: Yeah. I mean, you know, Michael and Morgan has -- their lives have been turned upside down. I just thought it'd be nice to shower them with some --
Sonny: Love -- have you changed since I picked up the kids?
Carly: Uh, yeah. Yeah.
Sonny: Yeah, you look nice.
Carly: Ooh --
Michael: I'll get it.
Steven: Hi, Michael.
Michael: What are you doing here?
Steven: Well, I'm here to pick up your mom.
Sam: You want me to stay?
Mike: Kellyís. She's right here.
Mike: How badly was he hurt? Yeah, I'll -- I'll let her know.
Emily: It's Nikolas, isn't it?
Ric: His head! Watch his head! Get him down! Easy, easy!
Alexis: It's all right. Nikolas; it's ok. The paramedics are coming. Just relax, ok?
Nikolas: Emily --
Alexis: Don't talk. Don't talk. Just -- oh, God, Nikolas! Nikolas, stay there! Stay with me! Come on! Nikolas? Nikolas!
Paramedic: Over here.
Alexis: Yeah, come on.
Ric: Come on. Come on.
Paramedic: How long has he been unconscious?
Alexis: About a minute.
Ric: He's stopped breathing.
Sam: I don't want your charity, Jason. I told you that.
Jason: That's not why I want you to stay. I like -- I like having you here. You know, you're easy to be with. You -- you accept me. I even like talking to you, or listening and, you know, things were different. Those reasons could be enough.
Sam: What do you mean, "those reasons"? I thought you said that you wanted me --
Jason: Sam, you just deserve more than I could ever give you.
Sam: Well, shouldn't that be my decision?
Jason: I can never put you first, and you deserve that. It wouldn't be fair to you. You know, I have commitments with my work, with Sonny, Carly, and the boys, and I would just end up hurting you more. More than I already have. So, I guess it's -- you know, it's better for both of us if -- if you -- if you go. I just -- look, I just didn't want you to think that it was anything that you did or said, Sam, because I care about you. And it's not your fault, it's my fault.
Sam: There's probably a time when I would've blown up at you or told you exactly what you could do with your pity, but nothing will ever take away how wonderful you have been to me, all throughout my pregnancy, and especially when we lost the baby. That said, I am not going to pick a fight, and I am just going to say goodbye.
Sonny: Oh, you're having dinner with my wife?
Steven: Dinner, a movie. We hadn't actually decided yet.
Sonny: Oh, so, I see. So that's why you wanted me back at 5:00, so then Iíd be gone by the time your date showed up.
Carly: Ok, it's not a date, not that it's any of your business.
Sonny: Oh, that's true. Carly and I are separated, so I have no say in what she does. But, just for the record -- if you're working on Durantís orders or if you hurt, you know, Carly or my children in any way, I'm going to have to intervene.
Steven: There's no reason to threaten me.
Carly: Ok, hey Sonny, I know you're late, right? So why don't you say goodbye to Michael and Morgan before you leave.
Sonny: Ok. Love you, boys. All right.
Michael: Love you, Dad.
[Sonny knocks package over]
Carly: No, don't worry, leave it.
Sonny: Hey, you know, I think it's best if you don't stay out too late.
Carly: Ok, let's make a little deal here, ok? If you don't police my life, I won't police yours.
Sonny: Have fun tonight.
Carly: So, where are we going?
Ric: Your officer had no right to open fire on Nikolas. The room was full of people. He could've hit any one of us.
Mac: Nikolas broke free from the guards and he bolted for the door. In a situation like that, my officers have every right to use force!
Ric: The patrolman shot him in the back, Mac! It was reckless and irresponsible. Instead of going for his gun, he could've shouted for somebody to stop Nikolas!
Mac: Nikolas wasn't trying to escape, Ric!
Ric: Oh, come on!
Mac: He had just been sentenced to life in prison. I think Nikolas was trying to get himself shot.
Emily: Do you know if Nikolas Cassadine has been brought in?
Nurse: According to the medics, he should be here any minute.
Doctor: Put him in Trauma One. Let's go.
Emily: You're going to get through this, Nikolas. You're going to be fine.
Nurse: I'm sorry, you can't go in.
Emily: I love you, Nikolas. I'm going to be right here! Why did they shoot him?
Alexis: He ran. I don't know why he did it. He must have realized that he wasn't going to make it.
Michael: Where are you taking my mom?
Steven: We haven't discussed that yet. We're going to play it by ear. You know what that means, don't you?
Michael: I'm not stupid. Don't even try and kiss her.
Steven: Michael, I thought that you liked me.
Michael: You're a good doctor. Stay in the hospital.
Steven: Your mother is very lucky because not everyone has a son like you to watch out for her.
Michael: Don't bother being nice. Won't make me like you any more.
Steven: I'm sorry to hear it.
Michael: I know you think Iím just a kid, but I have connections, so be careful.
Carly: Ok, is Michael threatening you?
Steven: No. We were just getting --
Michael: Liar. Yes I am, Mom.
Carly: Really? Ok, then you need to stop it immediately. Do you understand?
Michael: Just looking out for you.
Carly: Ok. Well, I know you love me, and I love you too, very much, but you do not run my life. Do you understand? Ok. Now go upstairs and help Leticia with Morgan, and if you're good and you stop threatening people, you can watch video games for half an hour.
Michael: Love you, Mom.
Carly: I love you.
Michael: Night, Mom.
Carly: Good night. Listen, I understand if you want to call all this off. I mean, it's not like it was a date or anything.
Steven: Carly, there's one thing you got to understand about me. I'm not easily intimidated, even by a father-son tag team.
Sonny: I'm glad you're here. I need to talk to you about the casino.
Jason: You saw the numbers?
Sonny: Yeah. Attendance is high, right?
Sonny: But the profits are down.
Jason: Yeah, well, you know, we don't declare all the profits, so someone's getting their cut before posting returns. So what I'm thinking is the obvious person is the manager. He has all the access. But, you know, Enrique has been with you a long time, so Iím thinking that it's someone lower down.
Sonny: What'd you say?
Jason: You know what, maybe you should just, you know, fly down there and talk to Enrique yourself.
Sonny: I'm sorry, Iím just -- I got a lot of -- my head's all over the place.
Jason: No, I understand. We don't even have to deal with this right now.
Sonny: No, we do have to settle this because I need you -- I want you to go down to the casino, right? Talk to Enrique and his staff. Take Sam. I'm sure she -- you know, she'll feel a lot better.
Jason: Sam left. She moved out.
Alexis: He seemed resigned about going off to prison, and they started to take him away and then he just -- he ran for it and the cop shot him in the back.
Emily: What? No one tried to stop him first?
Alexis: It just happened so fast, Emily.
Elizabeth: I don't understand. Why would Nikolas try to escape?
Alexis: The sentence was unjustified, but I assured him that we had a good chance for an appeal.
Emily: I think I know what happened. Intellectually, Nikolas understood that the decision was unfair and could probably be overturned. But emotionally, being loaded into the van, going to prison for what could be the rest of his life -- it was too much for him. He couldn't take it. He tried to get away.
Ric: How's Nikolas?
Alexis: There's no word. They're still working on him.
Ric: Emily, Iím so sorry. This should never have happened.
Emily: Nikolas was unarmed. There was no reason to shoot him.
Ric: The officer who shot him has already been reprimanded.
Emily: What, so that makes it all better? And meanwhile, Nikolas is in that operating room with a bullet in his back!
Alexis: Em, Em, Ric saved his life. He stopped breathing, and Ric worked on him until the paramedics got here.
Emily: Ric, Iím -- I'm so sorry. I'm --
Ric: It's all right.
Emily: How's my husband?
Doctor: The bullet cut through major arteries and his lungs. He's going to need immediate surgery to repair the damage.
Emily: Are you prepping him for O.R.?
Doctor: No, he's in critical condition. We need to get him stabilized first.
Emily: What if you can't?
Carly: I still don't get why you insisted on coming back here.
Steven: You like it here. You're comfortable here.
Carly: Yeah, but you --
Steven: Excuse me.
Carly: Thank you -- couldn't possibly know that because the only time that we were here together, you were hammered.
Steven: I still knew enough to know that you were having fun.
Carly: Well, I like playing pool, and I especially like winning and you made that so easy for me that night. But honestly, Steven, please don't consider this a date, because if you do, I'm leaving.
Steven: I wouldn't dare.
Coleman: You looking to get killed, Webber?
Steven: Interesting approach. Most servers just tell you the daily specials.
Coleman: Well, Mr. Corinthos doesn't take too kindly to boys taking up with his old lady.
Steven: Well, if you'd like, you can phone Sonny, but do keep in mind that if he doesn't like the news, he might be tempted to shoot the messenger.
Coleman: Oh. Wow. I'll tell you what, I'm all about peaceful co-existence, you know. I mean, what happens at Jakeís stays at Jakeís. Know what I mean, slick?
Steven: Would you like a drink?
Carly: Beer. El Rey Sol.
Steven: Club soda.
Carly: Nicely done.
Steven: Well, trust me; I'm not going to let that guy spoil our da-- I'm not going to let that guy spoil our friendly evening together.
Carly: Oh. Well, glad to hear it.
Steven: Glad enough that we can have a rematch?
Carly: Ooh. Yeah. You're on. Ok, I got it -- the last time we were here together, we played for shots of tequila. So this time -- I don't know, you name the stakes.
Steven: Ok. How about honesty? One of us sinks a ball, and the other person has to answer a question truthfully.
Carly: I'll break.
[Carly sinks a ball]
Carly: So, I get to ask you a question?
Steven: Yeah, you get to ask me anything you like.
Carly: Why'd you ask me out?
Steven: I think you're beautiful, I think you're interesting, and Iíve been very attracted to you since the first moment that we met. And once I heard that you were free from Sonny, I thought that I would ask you out; thought I would take my chance.
Carly: Whoops. Hmm.
Steven: Do you want Sonny back?
Carly: I love Sonny. I probably always will. But our marriage is over and I need to move on.
Sonny: Jason, you know Sam and I -- we've been over for a while, right? And you know Iíve always felt bad about not treating her the way she should've been treated. But if her leaving had anything to do with me, you need to tell me because Iíll --
Jason: I asked her to leave because -- because I care about her. You know what, I don't want her needing me.
Sonny: Is that such a bad thing?
Jason: I don't want her to count on me and then feel betrayed when I disappear to do a job for a couple days, or, you know, Carly calls at 3:00 in the morning with the next disaster and I have to leave to fix it. Sam deserves better than that.
Sonny: You ever thought about maybe you need to make an adjustment?
Jason: I know that my priorities are all screwed up. And I know that if Iím going to be with Sam, I have to put her first. But my life is not set up that way, Sonny, and I can't change. I mean, I tried with Courtney, and look how much I hurt her.
Sonny: And you don't --
Jason: And I'm not going to do that to Sam. I canít.
Sonny: You don't think it hurts Sam to leave?
Jason: Yeah, it hurt.
Sonny: All right.
Jason: She's going to be better off without me.
Elizabeth: Jason, it's Elizabeth. Nikolas was shot trying to escape from the police station. They just brought him in the E.R., and Emilyís here. She needs you.
Jason: Well, is he ok?
Elizabeth: No, Jason, she's terrified. Nikolas is critical. She really needs her family.
Jason: I'll be right there.
Emily: Nikolas. Nikolas, it's me. It's me. I'm here with you, loving you. So keep fighting, ok? Harder than ever.
Doctor: There's damage to major arteries and the pulmonary system. We're going to do everything we can for your nephew, but the family needs to be prepared.
Ric: All right, the doctor's just trying to be realistic. He didn't say that there wasn't any hope.
Alexis: That's right.
Emily: Nikolas, Iíve never seen you fail at anything. Once you make up your mind, you're the most determined person Iíve ever met. You have to decide to get through this. You have to come back to me. You promised that you would be back so we can have a long and happy life together. Nikolas, please. I'm here. Nikolas, stay strong, ok? They're about to take you to surgery.
Nikolas: I have to tell you goodbye.
Carly: Hmm. Ok, so, my turn. You ask me out so you could smooth things over between me and my father?
Steven: No, no. Your husband already asked that one.
Carly: I don't remember hearing an answer.
Steven: Ok. Honestly, my motives are simple. It's to get to know you better.
Steven: So, what's the deal with you and Jason? Ooh, what, are you guys friends or lovers?
Carly: Ex-lovers. Best friends. Jason is my essential person. You know, he's the one that no matter how furious he gets at me he always keeps me from hitting the ground.
Steven: Huh. Well, well, well.
Carly: Hmm, hmm, hmm.
Steven: Well, well, well. So, now that you and Sonny are broken up, could you see yourself and Jason being romantic?
Coleman: I haven't seen you around in a while, but here you are back and dressed to kill. You still drinking whiskey?
Sam: Yes, please, straight up.
Coleman: So you here to celebrate, or you trying to forget tonight?
Carly: You think you're a perceptive guy?
Steven: I have my moments.
Carly: Ok. Look at Sam over there. What is her body language saying?
Steven: She's desperate and she's hurt. She's ready to lash out.
Sam: Again, please. Ahem. So Iím in the mood to gamble. Do you know anywhere I can find some action?
Coleman: If you're looking for action, pussycat, you came to the right place.
Emily: Nikolas, Iím not going to let you say goodbye. You're going to be all right, ok? Listen to me. You're going to live.
Nikolas: I'm sorry.
Emily: No. Nikolas, there's nothing to be sorry about. I understand how hopeless you must have felt, ok? But none of that matters now. You're going to live so that we can be together.
Nikolas: I -- I love you.
Emily: I love you, too.
Doctor: I'm sorry, but you're going to have to leave.
Emily: Please, just give us a little bit more time.
Doctor: This isn't helping your husband. You're interfering with his care.
Sam: 20 bucks -- right here -- says I can beat you at pool again.
Coleman: How about we play for something other than money?
Steven: It's your turn, Carly. Carly?
Steven: Oh, hold on. It's the hospital. I have to get this.
Carly: Oh, oh. Hey, Coleman, here's a little lifesaving advice for you. Stay away from Sam. Otherwise, Jason, he'll get a little upset.
Sam: For your information, Jason and I are nothing to each other except ex-roommates.
Carly: What are you talking about?
Sam: I moved out, Carly, once again, and Jason is all yours, thank you.
Carly: Whoa, whoa, ok. Listen, I really don't care about the details, it's none of my business, but whatever happened between you and Jason, there's no reason to throw yourself at Coleman.
Sam: Are you pretending to be worried about me? That's kind of cute. Ahem.
Carly: I know what it's like to do something you might regret.
Sam: You've been trying to chase me away from Jason from the minute he asked me to move in. You got your wish. I am gone. So is the baby. There's no connection.
Carly: Sam, listen, all I'm saying is that --
Sam: But the good news is -- this is the good news -- I don't have to pretend to get along with you anymore. I can tell you to your face that I think you're a selfish bitch, and I can tell you to leave me the hell alone, and that, my dear, is exactly what Iím doing.
Doctor: Your husband has lost consciousness again.
Emily: Let me sit with him. I can convince him to keep fighting.
Doctor: His vitals are unstable. He's becoming very shocky. If his pressure continues to drop, he'll be beyond our help. I'm sorry.
Emily: Jason, I want to go to the chapel. Will you go with me?
Jason: Yeah, whatever you need.
Ric: I'm sorry, Elizabeth. I know you and Nikolas are close.
Elizabeth: He's going to make it. Nikolas is strong. This isn't his time.
Ric: I just don't know why he didn't get into the van and go to Pentonville. Why did he -- why did he run? Why did that cop shoot him? It all just blew up in our faces.
Sonny: I'm sorry about your nephew.
Alexis: He's in there bleeding to death from one single gunshot wound. That's why I don't want you to get custody of Kristina.
Sonny: You're emotional. You're worried about your nephew right now. Itís not the time to be discussing custody of Kristina, Alexis.
Alexis: One single bullet to someone that I care about. And he's big and strong and healthy. If it were Kristina, she probably wouldn't have even made it to the E.R.
Sonny: I had nothing to do with what happened with Nikolas, so why are you -- why are you blaming me?
Alexis: I'm talking about the guns, I'm talking about your toys, Iím talking about your tools of the trade. You use them. You carry them. You're probably carrying them now. Your wife and your sons have been very lucky. How much longer are you willing to tempt fate?
Sonny: How many times do I got to tell you, Alexis? I do everything I can to keep the people around me safe.
Alexis: And I hear you. I hear that you are very comfortable with that risk. I'm not. I know that you love her. I can see that by the way that you look at her. Do better than that. Love her enough to let her go.
Sonny: I can protect my daughter, I can keep her safe, but one thing I can't and will not do is give her up.
Emily: The night I -- the night I almost died of cancer, I -- I felt myself letting go of this world. And then Nikolas was with me, not physically. He was in the next room, but his spirit found me, and he convinced me to live. Maybe if I sit here long enough and reach out to him, I can give him the strength to survive.
Jason: All we can do is keep praying for him.
Emily: I love you, Nikolas. I'm here with you, in your heart, in your soul, in every breath that you take. But you have to fight to survive.
Nurse: Doctor --
Emily: So that we can be together again, so that we can live the life that we planned together.
Doctor: His blood pressure's coming back up. He's starting to stabilize.
Carly: Hey, Jason. I was -- I was just calling you. Sam's in trouble.
Jason: What do you mean? What happened?
Carly: She's over at Jakeís. She's drinking with Coleman.
Jason: She -- she moved out. You know, she's got her own life. If she wants to be at Jakeís drinking with Coleman, then that's where she wants to be.
Carly: Ok, well, Samís not drinking with Coleman because she thinks he's a great guy. She's drinking with him because her whole life has been turned upside down in the past couple of weeks. She lost her baby and now, apparently, you. She doesn't think anything's worth anything anymore, so she figures why not just sink as low as she can get. Look, I shouldn't care. And the truth is I really don't care about Sam. But I do care about you, and I thought you should know.
Ric: I saw you with Alexis.
Sonny: Yeah. She's upset about Nikolas. She asked me to imagine Kristina being shot instead. I guess she wanted to shake me up a little bit so I would give up Kristina, but that's not going to happen, and you know that's not going to happen, right, Ric? Right, Ric?
Ric: You know what, Sonny? I'm not going to fight with you. I'm way too worn out at the moment.
Sonny: All right.
Ric: But I am curious, though. Other than the obvious reasons, why is it so important that Kristina have you as a father?
Sonny: Well, you know how you feel about our mother giving you up? The anger and resentment? The question you live with -- "Why wasn't I good enough?" Right?
Ric: Hey, don't pretend to know what goes on inside my head.
Sonny: No, I do know --
Ric: No, you donít.
Sonny: Yeah, I do, because I ask the same question. Why Mike left me and my mother. Kristina's never going to ask that question. She's never going to feel that she wasn't important enough for her father to stay around. My daughter will always know how precious she is to me.
Ric: All right, that's true enough. Except for the part where you could possibly get Kristina killed.
Steven: I've got great news.
Alexis: Tell me.
Steven: Kristina's responding better than we expected. She may be able to go home next week.
Alexis: Oh, thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Steven: No thanks are required. I'm just really glad that things are looking up.
Alexis: What would happen if I took her home tonight?
Steven: She'd probably be fine, but you know what? Given everything she's been through, Iíd prefer to be cautious.
Alexis: Right. Right. I obviously wouldn't do anything to put her at risk. Will you excuse me for a second? I've been --
Alexis: I want to go in and tell her.
Steven: See you later.
Alexis: Hi, my angel. Hi. Hi, sweetheart. How you feeling? I love you. I love you so much, I do. I would do anything in the whole world for you. You know that? Mommy has choices to make, and unfortunately, none of them are good choices. I just have to do the best I can for you. I wish I could compromise with Sonny, I really do, but I don't know how to do that and keep you safe. I think I know what I have to do.
Coleman: I win. Time to pay up. You owe me a dance.
Sam: You know, you're lucky you lost.
Coleman: Slow as we can make it. Come on. Come here. How you doing?
Sam: Better all the time.
Ric: Sonny, Alexis is very upset about her nephew. Try to be sensitive --
Sonny: I'm just going to say good night. It's not a big deal. Ok, where is she?
Ric: Maybe they took her to take some more tests.
Sonny: No, no, no, no, something's wrong. Nurse? Hi. Excuse me. Have you seen Kristina?
Nurse: Yeah. Oh. Well, that's strange. Kristina's mother was just here with her.
Steven: This is exactly why I have no social life. I mean, I get called to the hospital right in the middle of our date -- an enjoyable evening together? And I leave you waiting in the lounge, and Iím going to be here for no less than two hours.
Carly: Don't worry about it, Steven. We still had a good time.
Steven: Which, of course, then, means that we can do it again.
Carly: Well, I don't know. Why don't you call me and find out?
Emily: You have so much to live for, Nikolas. There's so much ahead of us -- the life you planned and the children we'll have.
Nurse: He's arresting. He's in V-fib.
Emily: I understand why you ran. Facing a lifetime in prison, you must have felt that -- that our future was gone. It's not going to be that way. The love we share is too strong to be denied, Nikolas, and as long as we're alive, you and I are going to be together. I'll always be with you, and you'll be with me.
Nurse: He's still in V-fib.
Doctor: We're losing him. Give it to me again. Come on.
Nurse: No change.
Doctor: One more time. Come on, man.
Emily: I love you, Nikolas, always.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Sonny: Alexis ran off with my child. I'm going to seal the hospital.
Ric: Sonny, no.
Steven: When do I get to see you again? I'm not letting you go until I have at the very least a date.
Jason: Get your hands off her.
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