GH Transcript Tuesday 8/9/05

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 8/9/05


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Ric: All he did was show up your incompetence.

John: He shot a man through the heart at point-blank range.

Ric: Yes, and it was self-defense, John.

John: Yes, according to his mommy and daddy --

Ric: Durant --

John: Who aren't the most unbiased witnesses, right?

Ric: Durant, I need to go out there and give the press my statement. Shall I tell them that you are once again serving your own ego and using taxpayers' dollars?

John: The taxpayers want law and order.

Ric: Then you need to tell them that two unsolved murders can be attributed to the late Dr. Asher Thomas.

John: Release him.

Elizabeth: This is too perfect. I wonder when Cameron’s going to wake up.

[Elizabeth gasps]

Elizabeth: Cameron!

Lucky: Hey, what's wrong?

Elizabeth: I left Cameron with Courtney and Jax all night and I didn't even call. Oh, God, what kind of mother am I?

Courtney: Elizabeth Webber?

Nurse: We haven't seen her, and her shift was supposed to start 10 minutes ago.

[Phone rings]

Nurse: I'm sorry.

Courtney: It's -- Nikolas. Hey, have you seen Elizabeth?

Nikolas: No, I thought she was staying with you and Jax.

Courtney: Yeah, well, she went out, she left Cameron asleep, and she left her cell phone on the bedside table. She didn't come home. I don't know where she is.

Nikolas: I haven't seen her since -- well, here, last night.

Courtney: What about Emily?

Nikolas: She stayed here at the hospital last night. I don't know where she is.

Courtney: Did you guys have a fight?

Nikolas: Well, you know, the usual. She avoids me and I -- I try and make the best of it.

Courtney: Sorry.

Nikolas: So am I.

Reese: Hey. Who lit your shoes on fire?

Ric: Ah, I just spent half my night -- wasted half my night while John Durant was throwing empty threats at Jason Morgan.

Reese: Yeah, I can't believe that you agreed to represent Jason. Is this a favor for Sonny, or are you just overcompensating for the fact that you slept with your brother's girlfriend?

Ric: That's --

Emily: Hi.

Nikolas: Hi.

Emily: What a nice surprise.

Nikolas: Hi.

Courtney: Emily, have you seen Elizabeth?

Emily: No. Is something wrong?

Nikolas: She went out last night and didn't come home.

Emily: Has anyone tried Lucky?

Courtney: Well, after the way they left things, I can't imagine -- hey, you know what? It's worth a try, though. Thanks, guys.

Nikolas: Yeah. Well, I heard you were quite the hero last night. You saved Sam McCall?

Emily: Nikolas, I'm sorry I didn't call you, but I thought I'd be home by now, and then the Chief Resident ordered me to observe this morning's cath protocols, so --

Nikolas: It's ok. It's ok. Why don't you come home and take a nap with me?

Emily: I'd love to but, you know, naps are for real doctors. The rest of us just have to get by on caffeine and adrenaline. You know, it's a med student's best friend.

Nikolas: Yeah.

[Pager beeps]

Emily: Oh -- would you let me get this -- oh, you know, I should've gotten these scans to the lab about 10 minutes ago. I'll call you later?

Nikolas: Ok.

Emily: Ok.

Nikolas: Monica?

Monica: Oh, hi.

Nikolas: Hi. Excuse me a second. All right, look, I know that hospital schedules are rigid, but can't you give these students a break from this ridiculous schedule? I mean --

Monica: Well, that's how we weed out the weak from the strong.

Nikolas: The weak from -- well, Emily’s not weak. I mean, this place has her here 24/7. I think she's entitled to some sleep.

Monica: Yeah, this time, Nikolas, you cannot blame the hospital. Emily has volunteered for all these hours.

Jax: Courtney's at G.H. Try the other hospitals and the PCPD. She's carrying my child. I want her found.

[Knock on door]

Jax: Hold on. It's ok, she's here. Nice to see you're still alive.

Elizabeth: Jax, I am really, really sorry. I know I should've called. I just -- I fell asleep and the next thing I knew it was morning.

Jax: Well, this is great.

Lucky: Listen, it's my fault. We got to talking and it got late.

Jax: It's pretty irresponsible.

Lucky: You're not her father. She's not some kid who has a curfew.

Jax: No, she's a mother, with a toddler in the back room and a baby on the way. My baby.

Elizabeth: Jax, you know this is not like me. I'm really sorry.

Jax: I know this is not like you. That's why we were so worried about you. We thought you were lying in a ditch or mugged in an alley somewhere. If you hadn't walked in when you did, my men would've turned this town upside down.

Elizabeth: Your men?

Jax: My security team. I had them out looking for you.

Lucky: You know what? We may not be living together right now, but my fiancée’s safety is still my concern.

Jax: You mean like the fire? That was a good job.

Elizabeth: Jax, that was my fault.

Lucky: You know what? We're not going to go sneaking around your back because you disapprove. In fact, you know what? Whatever happens in Elizabeth’s life, you know, it's not you and I that call the shots. She can make her own decisions. And if being with me is one of them, then it's none of your business.

Ric: Hi.

Alexis: Hey.

Ric: You didn't tell me you'd be down here.

Alexis: I didn’t. Are you free for breakfast?

Reese: Um -- I -- I usually just have coffee, but --

Alexis: You're going to want more than coffee when you have the banana pancakes at the Metro Court.

Reese: Sure. I'm in.

Ric: Yeah, I -- hey, I love banana pancakes.

Alexis: You, my friend, are on your own because this is between us women, right?

Ric: Ok. Enjoy. See you later.

Reese: Is there a reason you didn't include your husband?

Alexis: Actually, there's a matter I wanted to discuss with you and I couldn't bring myself to talk about it in front of him.

Reese: Ok.

Jason: Hey.

Michael: Hey!

Jason: Hey.

Michael: You're ok!

Jason: Yeah, I'm ok, I'm great. You did good.

Mike: Yeah, he said -- said he really had to see you.

Michael: I heard you were in a motorcycle crash.

Jason: Yeah, but they took good care of me. Do you -- do you know what happened last night at the hospital?

Michael: Well, dad told me that Dr. Thomas killed A.J.

Jason: Yeah, and I'm so sorry that it took me so long to figure everything out for you, buddy.

Michael: I'm the one who got it all mixed up. I couldn't remember seeing it.

Jason: Well, that's why I think you made up Jodie, to help you remember what really happened.

Michael: But I don't remember it yet. I -- I know that you and dad told me, and I believe you --

Jason: Ok, ok.

Michael: But I don't remember seeing it.

Jason: It's ok. You're just going to remember, you know, when you're ready. What matters is you finally know the truth -- A.J.'s death wasn't your fault. It had nothing to do with you.

Michael: Dad told me that Dr. Thomas is dead, too.

Jason: Yeah. Dr. Thomas was a bad man who did a lot of bad things.

Sam: He sure did, and I'm really sorry, Michael. Dr. Thomas fooled all of us.

Michael: Well, I know everyone was trying to help me, including you.

Sam: That is right.

Jason: Well, we had a rough couple of days, so I'm going to take Sam home and we're going --

Mike: Yeah, all right, just -- just not so fast, ok? Sonny's got a surprise for you.

Sam: He does?

Mike: Yeah, yeah. Well, you see, he's in a meeting that he really didn't want to discuss with me, so he's left all this in my capable hands, so please --

Michael: Our capable hands.

Mike: All right, all right. Follow me, ok? Giddyup.

Michael: Ooh -- see you guys in a sec.

Mike: All right.

Jodie: Hi, Michael.

Sam: A -- hat.

Mike: A hat.

Sam: Ok.

Mike: Yeah.

Sam: Huh! And a moving fish. What, is somebody sleeping with the fishes, Mike? What is this about?

Mike: It's a clue, ok?

Jason: This doesn't sound like Sonny, Mike.

Mike: All right, all right, the clues -- the clues were my idea, ok, but it's still going to lead you to the gift.

Michael: Does this mean I'm still crazy now?

Jodie: You know I'm not real. I'm just a part of you, right?

Michael: They said you came out to help me remember.

Jodie: See? I told you you didn't kill A.J.

Michael: You were a good friend.

Jodie: So were you.

Jason: Hey. You ok?

Michael: Yeah, I'm great.

Jax: Look, I don't want to fight with you, Lucky, but try to see this from my perspective. The reason Courtney and I chose Elizabeth to be our surrogate was because of the devotion she showed to a child she already had. Now, when she didn't call to check on Cameron, we were genuinely worried about her.

Lucky: Ok, she regrets it. We had some things we had to work out.

Jax: You might not want to face this, but your relationship isn't just about the two of you anymore.

Lucky: Oh, no kidding.

Jax: You moved out, Lucky. You said that being around Elizabeth during the pregnancy was too stressful for her.

Courtney: Hey. I got your message. Thank God. We were worried.

Jax: Elizabeth is downstairs with Cameron. She's waiting for the sitter.

Courtney: Yeah, I know. I just ran into her. She feels really awful. Well, everything's ok here, right?

Lucky: Yeah, as soon as Jax realizes that Elizabeth and I will be together -- even if we're not living together -- because I make Elizabeth happy. And when Elizabeth is good, the baby is good. And where we sleep is none of your business, so stop being such a control freak.

Jax: If it concerns my baby, it is my business, Lucky.

Elizabeth: Cameron is at the park, and then he's off to daycare. Again, you guys, I'm -- I'm really sorry, and thank you for taking such good care of him.

Lucky: No, you don't need to apologize anymore. Let's go. I'll take you to work.

Elizabeth: I'll see you later.

Courtney: Bye.

[Door closes]

Jax: He calls me a control freak.

Courtney: Well, you are, Jax.

Jax: What?

Courtney: Well, the surrogacy does not give you the right to police Lucky and Elizabeth’s lives.

Alexis: I'll have a tall stack of banana pancakes, extra syrup, extra butter, and some skim milk. I like the irony.

Reese: Just coffee for me, please. Ok, and a blueberry muffin. Thank you.

Alexis: I figure I can indulge for the next few months, and then I'll count carbs.

Reese: You look great, Alexis.

Alexis: I feel like a blowfish.

Reese: Come on. What's up?

Alexis: This is not easy for me.

Reese: Well, if I had a clue as to why you asked me here, I'd help you.

Alexis: It's about you and Ric.

Reese: What about me and Ric?

Alexis: I'm not going to lie to you. This is very uncomfortable.

Reese: Well, you're not alone.

Alexis: Not that long ago, I was about to get divorced. I was pregnant, vulnerable, and I was very surprised that he chose you. There's probably only one person more surprised than me, and that was Sonny.

Reese: Sonny?

Alexis: I would've liked to have been a fly on the wall when he found out that you were working with his brother.

Reese: Oh, Alexis, I don't understand what this is --

Alexis: Let me just say this. I think I am partially responsible for what's happened between the two of you. I practically pushed you there, so I guess I have only myself to blame.

Reese: Thank you.

Alexis: See, that's the look. That's -- that's the look. That's the same look you gave me when I asked you to sleep with my husband.

Reese: Well, Alexis, not many women tell their husbands who they should sleep with.

Alexis: I'm an anomaly. I also wanted a divorce.

Reese: And now you don't, right?

Alexis: Well, that's what I wanted to talk to you about.

Reese: Alexis --

Alexis: I love my husband. I also think that he's an exceptional attorney and I think that he's brilliant and charismatic in the courtroom. I'm sure that you've noticed that, too.

Reese: Really, he's not my cup of tea.

Alexis: Ridiculous. You two are very compatible together.

Reese: Alexis, I -- I don't understand what this is --

Alexis: Let me just get this out. Let me just get this out. Normally, I think three is a crowd. But for something this important, I'm willing to experiment a little. I like you, Reese. I like you a lot.

Reese: Ok.

Alexis: I -- I think that you have a lot to offer. And since my husband and I are getting back together, it just makes sense that we could all --

Reese: Ok, you know, Alexis, I'm flattered, I think. I -- but I really think that we have to get the truth on the table here, full disclosure, because that is the only way we --

Ric: Hey. Well, fancy this, huh?

Alexis: Couldn't keep away, could you?

Ric: Well, you mentioned banana pancakes. You know how susceptible I am, huh? How's it going?

Alexis: Actually, I was in the process of talking to Reese about our divorce.

Ric: There is no divorce.

Alexis: Well, that's what I was telling her.

Ric: Yeah, we've never been more rock solid.

Alexis: Actually, Reese was just about to have a full disclosure about something. I'm curious about what that was.

Reese: Well, I -- I was just about to confess that -- you know, Alexis, I really don't like the way Ric decorated the front office, and I just wanted to ask you --

Ric: Huh.

Reese: How I should go about telling him so that I don't hurt his feelings. I'm sorry, Ric.

Ric: Well, no, it's --

Alexis: Yeah, well, he's got a thick skin.

Ric: Yeah -- hey, like -- like an alligator. You go ahead and redo all you want.

Reese: Great, great. Well, that's a relief.

Alexis: All right, so now that we're all doing full disclosure, I might as well tell you what I wanted to talk to you about.

Reese: Alexis, you don't have to --

Alexis: I want to join your law firm.

Reese: You do?

Ric: What?

Alexis: What else would it be?

Jax: Why are you slamming me? You think what Elizabeth did was ok?

Courtney: No, Jax, it was stupid and childish, but she is fine, ok? I mean, that doesn't give you permission to take over Lucky and Elizabeth’s lives.

Jax: You were just as worried as I was a few hours ago.

Courtney: Of course I was. But I get it, ok? I actually respect that working out the relationship with the man she loves is more important to Elizabeth than pleasing the two of us.

Jax: Lucky is the one causing the stress, ok, and it's taking its toll on Elizabeth. As long as she's pregnant with our child, I'm going to worry about her.

Courtney: Oh, great. Ok, there it is again, Jax.

Jax: What?

Courtney: Our child. Do you realize that it is only our child when you want to spread around the blame to everybody else for your bad behavior? Do you even understand how manipulative that is when you know how badly I want it to be true?

Jax: Wow, that is a low blow, Courtney. I would never do that.

Courtney: No -- ok, maybe it wasn't intentional, but it is still cruel and thoughtless.

Jax: What has gotten into you?

Courtney: Maybe we should just move Lucky in here, too, huh? That way you can -- you can monitor his every move, too. All right? And then if we don't act according to your rules, well, then we can be appropriately chastised. How about that?

Jax: Ok, ok, you know what? Ok, you know what? We discussed -- we talked about letting Elizabeth stay here. If you've changed your mind, tell me, don't attack me. And I don't appreciate being called manipulative.

Courtney: You know, you are causing way more stress around here than Lucky ever could.

Jax: Well, you can handle it, Courtney, because you're not the one that's pregnant.

Emily: Nikolas. Hi.

Nikolas: Hi.

Emily: I almost called you to see if you wanted to get some lunch.

Nikolas: Why didn't you?

Emily: My lab partner took my notes by accident, so I have to get them back and then work out next week's schedule.

Nikolas: So how many shifts do you plan on asking for?

Emily: Nikolas, it's part of trying to become a doctor. You know that. My father's Chief of Staff. If I ask for any special favors --

Nikolas: No, that's not what I'm suggesting, Emily. It's --

Emily: Ok. Then, what?

Nikolas: You know what? Nothing. You know. You do what you have to. I'm not going to butt in.

Monica: Nikolas?

Nikolas: What?

Monica: Don't walk away. Not now. If you do, you'll be doing exactly what Emily’s doing.

Sam: Mike, I -- I just have to tell you, you have to admit that the whole fish thing was kind of cheesy, you know?

Mike: Cheesy? All right, listen, I'm a simple man. It was my job to get you on the boat, and here you are.

Jason: Yeah, so what's -- what's the deal?

Mike: Well, the deal is Sonny thinks you both need a little downtime. So the vessel is stocked and ready to go.

Jason: Ok. I guess we don't have plans this afternoon, do we?

Mike: "This afternoon"? "This afternoon"? Well, what about the next two weeks?

Sam: Two weeks? Wow. He said that?

Mike: Well, no, no. What he said was, "Why don't you guys take a long cruise, and don't come back until you're rested. Don't phone, don't write. Don't do anything but hold on to each other," and fill in the rest.

Michael: What Grandpa Mike means is this is a love boat.

Sam: Hey.

Jason: What's with the goofy hat?

Michael: I don't know.

Mike: The goofy hat? Well, that's -- that's the clue to Michael’s gift.

Michael: I get a gift, too?

Mike: Yeah, you get a gift.

Michael: Yes!

Mike: Yeah, yeah, this --

Michael: Please tell me.

Mike: All right, this -- it's an Uncle Sam hat --

Michael: I -- I know.

Mike: And that means we're going to New York to see the Yankees play!

Michael: You got to be kidding me!

Mike: No, I'm not kidding you!

Michael: I've been waiting to see them all year!

Mike: All right!

Michael: I can --

Mike: All right. Ok.

Michael: Why'd you do that?

Mike: Come on, we're going to get going.

Michael: Ok.

Mike: See you, guys.

Michael: See you.

Sam: See you later.

Mike: Relax, enjoy, ok?

Jason: Whew.

Sam: Whew. Well.

Jason: Hmm.

Sam: Are you sure you're up for this?

Jason: As long as you are.

Sam: Any idea where we're going to go?

Jason: No. But you know what? We're not going to come back until we found the perfect place for a wedding.

Ric: So I have a question. Why didn't you come to me with this? Why the end run?

Alexis: Because I wanted to see if it was ok with your partner.

Ric: You're such a liar. You were worried that I'd think it was a bad idea.

Alexis: Well?

Ric: It's a bad idea, Alexis. Look, you are a spectacular attorney. You can have your pick of law firms.

Alexis: But I don't want them. I want you, us, and her.

Ric: We're married, ok?

Alexis: I know. That's what makes it catchy.

Ric: No, Alexis, look, we just got back together. You know that this strain on our relationship -- law partners, business partners, trying to keep a home and family life -- we'll kill each other.

Alexis: You love me.

Ric: Yes, of course.

Alexis: You respect me.

Ric: Absolutely.

Alexis: You're a little afraid of me, but that's not such a bad thing.

Ric: Let's not get crazy.

Alexis: Unless, of course, it's Reese.

Ric: What do you mean?

Alexis: Well, maybe she doesn't think I'm a very good litigator.

Ric: She thinks you're a force of nature, just like everybody else. Ok, it's me.

Alexis: Really?

Ric: Yes. You know, couples that become enmeshed this way -- they lose their -- their individuality. You know, they can't separate between their personal life and their business life and they get burnt out.

Alexis: Really?

Ric: Yeah. I want to be able to come home and talk to you about something.

Alexis: What is it that you're not saying that you want to say but you won't?

Ric: All right. There is something. You're pregnant.

Jax: Elizabeth?

Elizabeth: Jax. I can't apologize enough. It was a real stupid thing for me to do.

Jax: No, no, it's really -- I'm the one that should be apologizing. You and Lucky have the right to live your life without any interference from me.

Elizabeth: Thank you.

Jax: I just -- you know, I've handled a lot of things badly.

Elizabeth: This is new territory for all of us.

Jax: Well, I haven't made it easy, I know that. But at least Courtney’s brave enough to tell me the truth even when it hurts. I don't know what I'd do without her.

Monica: This is not the time to run away, not if you want a fighting chance.

Emily: Mom, I really don't see how --

Monica: Think that this is any of my business? Just because you're of legal age, I should just stop caring, Em? Well, sorry, it doesn't work that way. Don't do anything stupid.

Emily: Hey. That was weird.

Nikolas: She and I had a conversation earlier about how you've been piling on work as a way to avoid things -- me mostly. She said that you feel safer here in this big, cold hospital than you do with me.

Emily: "Safe" is the wrong word, ok? It's more like "competent," "effective."

Nikolas: Which is obviously not how you feel as my wife. Do you -- do you think that we can repair this marriage, Em, because it's out in the open now that -- that you can't stand to be near me. Or -- or should I just make it easier on the both of us and stay away completely?

Emily: Ok, I -- I keep going over different scenarios for us -- you know, live together, don't live together, act like nothing's changed, you know, talk about it endlessly. Nikolas, all I do is go in circles.

Nikolas: Let's move out of Wyndermere, then, huh?

Emily: I've thought about that. I -- I could go back to my parents' home. You know, maybe -- maybe add more therapy sessions. It helped before.

Nikolas: If you -- if you move without me, as far as I'm concerned, that is a separation. Is that what you want?

Emily: Nikolas, I love you.

Nikolas: That used to make everything ok. Now it's -- now it's just another indication of how far apart we really are.

Jason: Hey. You got this thing on autopilot?

Sam: Yeah, close enough.

Jason: Yeah?

Sam: Yep. I was thinking, you know, that -- that thing you said about the wedding -- there are all kinds of really, really beautiful places out there.

Jason: Mm-hmm.

Sam: I mean, of course, depending on what kind of a wedding someone would be looking for and who was getting married.

Jason: Well, "who"? I pictured you and me.

Sam: Really? Are you asking me to marry you again?

Jason: You know, we can get married right this minute. You're the captain, you got all the power.

Sam: I am the captain --

Jason: Yes.

Sam: And I do have the power.


Sam: Hold that thought.

Sam: Hey. Hey, hey, hey, no checking in, Sonny's orders. You are not very good at relaxation. Put it away.

Jason: Yeah, no -- I know. You're right. I'm sorry. But I do actually have orders from Sonny.

[Sam sighs]

Sam: What?

Jason: Text message.

Sam: "Don't write. Don't call. This one's for you." Well, I say we make the most of it.  Sonny didn't miss a thing.

Jason: Yeah.

[Acoustic guitar music plays]

Sam: Wow.

Jason: What happened?

Sam: My necklace fell. That's weird.

Jason: Did it break?

Sam: No. The clasp on here is really tricky. I hope it doesn't break, I love this.

Jason: I'm glad you like that.

Sam: You know why I love it, Jason? It reminds me -- there we go. It reminds me of Italy. And you never asked me what I wished that night.

Jason: Well, why don't you tell me?

Sam: Well, I wished that Michael would come home safely --

Jason: Mm-hmm.

Sam: And that came true. And I also wished that maybe someday you'd want to marry me.

Jason: Well, I guess that wish came true.

Ric: You are in your third trimester.

Alexis: And that's when a pregnant woman's head explodes? What are you talking about?

Ric: I'm talking about your health, you know, the baby's health, and the traction that it takes to get a new law firm going. The logic in you joining the firm, and then two weeks later, you take maternity leave? Shall I go on?

Alexis: I don't know. Is there room for another foot?

Ric: Alexis, you've blindsided me on this. What do you expect?

Alexis: I can't believe what I'm hearing.

Ric: Why? Why? Listen, a child in utero -- or otherwise -- having to sit around and listen to three lawyers comparing torts? The child's definitely going to need some therapy.

Alexis: That's funny.

Ric: No, it's not funny, Alexis, I'm serious. I think it's -- I think it's wise. It's in your best interest, my best interest, and the interest of the child that we're about to bring into this world if you do not join this law firm.

Reese: The Maxwell deposition is tomorrow morning at 10:00.

Ric: Great, I'll be there.

Reese: Ok, you guys, maybe this isn't the best place to discuss expanding our business, huh?

Alexis: Don't be silly. It couldn't be better.

Ric: I know you are understandably upset, ok, considering --

Alexis: My hormones?

Ric: Yeah.

Alexis: But if it weren't for my hormones, I'd be a pretty decent attorney, right?

Ric: You are an excellent attorney.

Reese: The best, Alexis.

Alexis: And it's just a shame about my hormones, because I want to be able to help you with my skills and experience in your law firm, but that's ok. I mean, it's not going to be working for you, that's clearly the case -- unlike the case in Goodman V. Sacramento and Carpenter V. Todd & Associates.

Reese: All right, I recognize those cases, Alexis. What are you doing?

Alexis: That's fortuitous because those will be my precedents.

Ric: Alexis --

Alexis: You have denied me employment because of the sole crime of being pregnant --

Ric: You're overreacting again.

Alexis: And that is a clear-cut case of sexual discrimination.

Ric: You don't -- don't -- ok.

Alexis: You have perpetrated an injustice, you have broken a law, and now you have compelled me to speak up for myself and all pregnant working women in America. Not only that, you've made me mad, and that's going to cost you.

John: How you doing, Spencer?

Lucky: I'm fine.

John: You know, we're all like family around here, right? There really are no secrets -- like I know that your fiancée is carrying another man's child for money. That's just --

Lucky: Yeah, and I heard you faked paralysis and no one cared. Are we done?

John: No, actually, no, we're not. I just wanted you to know that I've been watching you and noticing what a good job you've been doing, so I've put you up for a promotion and a raise.

Lucky: I'm not up for review until the end of the year.

John: Hmm -- hey, why wait? This thing gets approved, double your salary. That's got to be good for the home front, right?

Lucky: My home front is none of your business, and my badge still isn't for sale, Durant.

John: Hey, whoa, whoa, whoa. Am I even -- do you think I'm even suggesting that?

Lucky: Not yet.

John: All I'm trying to do is reward a good cop for a job well done, a family man. There's no strings, no strings attached. I think this is something you should be interested in.

Elizabeth: Hey. Are you ok?

Emily: Elizabeth, half the town has been looking for you.

Elizabeth: Yeah. I know. I really messed up. But you look like you've been hit by a truck.

Emily: Yeah, I'm just tired.

Elizabeth: Oh. Ok. Well, honey, is there something I can do for you?

Emily: How'd you know when it was over between you and Jason?

Elizabeth: Oh, no.

Emily: Oh.

Elizabeth: Oh, Em -- well, I guess when I stopped seeing a future with him. We had problems we couldn't seem to fix.

Emily: Well, when'd you know it was beyond repair?

Elizabeth: When he met someone else that could make him smile, when all I did was make him apologize.

Emily: What do you mean?

Elizabeth: The problems Jason and I had made it impossible to imagine a future and a home, and eventually we both just wanted it to be over. Holding on to that pain made it so much worse.

Emily: And do you ever wonder if you gave up too soon?

Elizabeth: I was really sad, I was horribly disappointed, but I knew it was the right thing, and with that came a certain kind of relief.

Emily: Yeah. You know, Nikolas and I both feel so hopeless, you know, but I'm not ready to let my marriage go. Elizabeth, when I think about it being over, it feels so wrong.

Elizabeth: Oh, well, that's good, Em. That means that there's still something left to fight for.

Nikolas: Hi.  Well, I talked to Emily like I said. It's over. We're done.

Courtney: Come on, Nikolas, I don't believe you.

Nikolas: Amazing, huh? Ran out of ways to salvage what we had. So the only thing left to do is split apart.

Courtney: Nikolas, I'm sorry.

Nikolas: Yeah. I don't know, I -- I should've been able to make this right.

Courtney: Yeah. I know the feeling. Well, what did Emily say? I mean, what -- I mean, you don't have to tell me if you don't want to.

Nikolas: No, no, it's -- it's ok. She doesn't want to be with me. She'd rather spend all her time at the hospital.

Courtney: You care so much, Nikolas. You have been patient and gentle. You're so sympathetic to your wife and what she's been through. I mean, do you even know how rare that is?

Nikolas: Well, apparently, it's not enough.

Courtney: Hey. Hey, it's -- look, it's not your fault that you look like the man who raped her. If she can't get past that --

Nikolas: She just -- she keeps pulling further and further away from me, Courtney, and I don't know how to bring her back.

Courtney: It sounds like you've already given up.

Nikolas: What else am I supposed to do?

Lucky: I'm not interested in your brand of law enforcement, Durant.

John: Do not get snotty with me, kid. I heard your father would do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

Lucky: Yeah, well, I'm not my father.

John: I'll say. I understand he knows an opportunity when it falls in his lap.

Lucky: You know, not everyone is as ambitious as you are, Durant. Me, I just -- I'm about to start a family, and I want my stepson to know that I made it through honesty and hard work. I'll take my promotion when I've earned it.

John: Ok. That's your decision. I just hope it isn't your funeral.

Courtney: Hey, it's not easy. I know. I mean, when you love someone so deeply --

Nikolas: Yeah.

Courtney: It's just --

Nikolas: You know, it's just since this -- this rape has happened, and what it's done to Emily, it's just -- it's made everything so -- so cold, you know? I mean, we used to laugh and laugh, you know, and all that joy that she used to have is replaced by fear. And, Courtney, I grew up in a house that was nothing but cold, and I -- I can't live that way anymore.

Courtney: I mean, you're a passionate man, Nikolas. I mean, you are. It's in your eyes and it's in your heart. You can't deny that part of yourself.

Nikolas: How did you manage to come into my life just when I needed you the most?

Courtney: I was wondering the same thing about you.

Nikolas: So tell me something. What's waiting for us beyond our own disappointment? Come on. Tell me you don't want this, too. Tell me you don't need it as much as I do.

Courtney: But you -- you still love Emily, Nikolas, I love Jax. As much as I --

Nikolas: I know. You're right. We should walk away.

 [Music plays]

Sam: You know, this just may be the most perfect day of my life. I think the universe is paying me back for a lifetime of bad breaks.

Jason: I can't believe Sonny did this all himself.

[Wind blows]

Jason: What, did it seem like the wind shifted?

Sam: Yeah. You know, some people say that's a bad omen.

Jason: Nah.

Sam: No.

Jason: We don't need to worry about that. To our perfect day.

Sam: And many, many more.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Elizabeth: What are you still doing here?

Nikolas: We can't turn back from this. You know that.

Courtney: I'm not turning back.

Lorenzo: I'm not ready to give up. What about you?

Sam: My diamond necklace -- it's gone.

Reese: A mysterious question, huh? What could it be?

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