General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 8/16/05
Jax: You sure you're ok?
Courtney: You can stop apologizing, Jax. You know, we both said some things that we didn't mean.
Jax: Well, you're my wife and I love you. The most important thing is seeing you smile.
Nikolas: I think about you every second of every day.
Allie: You have no idea what she's like, Jason. My own mother locked me in a cellar without even a hairbrush or a change of clothes. There are disgusting things that crawl around down here.
Jason: There are crazier people than your mother.
Allie: But not more desperate. My mother wants Andrewís money so badly; she will do anything to get it. She's an amazing liar. Ok, that's right -- Sam is the smartest woman in the world and you know everything.
Jason: I'm not going to stand here and argue with you.
Allie: Do you listen to anyone? My mother has a gift for spotting weakness. She will find Samís, zero in on it, take what she wants, and use it against her.
Allegra: Go ahead. Stick the blade through my heart. Or slit my throat, whichever seems least distasteful. Before you do, will you promise me one thing? Promise me you'll protect my darling Alicia? That is your plan, isn't it? To kill me and escape with the man you love?
Sam: If you do what we tell you, there will not be a problem.
Carly: Congratulations, Charlotte, you got what you came for -- my life.
Reese: Not even close, Caroline. Sonny broke up with me, so now you can celebrate, all right? You finally got what you wanted.
Carly: No, not this.
Reese: You want me? Come and get me.
Carly: I guess you know when you're outmatched.
Reese: Oh, you want an even playing field? Let's do it. Get off me
Mike: Hey, hey, wait, wait!
Mike: Let them work this out.
Ric: Reese came to town to solve the kidnapping. You didn't need to know the ins and outs of her personal life, and when the two of you finally became romantically involved, it was too late for her to tell you.
Sonny: Why are you fighting so hard?
Ric: Because, because, Sonny, I do have empathy, all right? Did you forget that I didn't tell you that I was your brother when I first came to town, for obvious reasons, because I thought it was the right decision at the time based on what I know about you? But then the situation changed. All right, look, I realize it's not a perfect parallel, but I'm just saying there were enough similarities for me to understand why Reese made the decisions that she did. And, yes, I'm sorry, but when -- when she asked me to keep quiet, I agreed. I got a lot of faults, Sonny, but I'd like to think that I'm not a hypocrite.
Sonny: Well, what do you call it when you swear your brother can trust you and then lie to his face about the woman he's sleeping with? It was just a lie. Not really a lie because it's, what, a secret? Ok, it's all about words with lawyers, so I'm going to ask you straight up. What other secrets are you and Reese keeping from me?
Ric: Reese told you everything there is to know. I got nothing to add.
Sonny: I see it in your face, Ric. You're hiding something.
Jax: You almost jumped out of your skin.
Courtney: Well, you know, we don't live alone anymore, Jax. The couch is no longer fair game. Or the kitchen or any other room without a lock on the door.
Jax: You know, some people find being discovered provocative.
Courtney: Yeah, how about embarrassing?
Jax: Well, the other option is we could find out when Elizabeth is coming home, set a timer, and then proceed to make love in every room in the house.
Courtney: You know, I have a better idea. Why don't you and I get out of here?
Jax: Sure. Want to make a dinner reservation? We could go downstairs.
Courtney: No, no, I mean really out of here. Just you and I, you know, away from Port Charles.
Emily: Nikolas, I thought I'd be off early.
Nikolas: You don't have to make excuses. I'm not here to pressure you. I have a board meeting.
Emily: Oh, good, because I don't want you to think that I signed up for this shift to avoid you.
Nikolas: I don't want you to think that I'm breathing down your neck. What we need right now is space, because having to explain our every move to each other only creates stress for the both of us.
Emily: Yeah, like there isn't enough to go around, huh?
Nikolas: Yeah. I'm going to get to my meeting.
Nikolas: Ok. Monica.
Monica: You ok?
Emily: Yeah. Just guess I never thought it could happen. You know, Nikolas and I have become one of those couples who avoid each other while we pretend everything is fine.
Jason: How do we get to the harbor?
Allie: How am I supposed to know where my mother hid your boat?
Jason: You know where she hid the boat. Just tell me.
Allie: You are nuts if you think Sam is going to pull one over on my mother.
Jason: Ok, ok, I get it. Just quit whining.
Allie: How is Samís relationship with her mother?
Jason: Sam's mother's dead.
Allie: That's my mother specialty. She knows how to play-act at motherhood a whole better than the real thing.
Jason: How far will your mother go to get her way?
Allie: You want to know if she'll kill Sam? When someone ticks my mother off, she doesn't just stop asking them to dinner. They pretty much disappear.
Allegra: I'm so ashamed it's come to this. I was raised with nothing but the best in life. I was so fortunate when others had so little. But there was one thing my mother always drummed into my head -- protect the family, protect our name at all costs. I doubt she ever imagined I'd be kidnapping innocent lovers and threatening them. But, Sam, what else could I do?
Sam: My father always figured the next grift would be the one to save him. You want it so bad; it twists you all up inside.
Allegra: My poor Alicia. You know, all she ever wanted was a sweet man to love her. Because God knows she never got any love from me. My obsession with money stole that happiness from her.
Sam: You know, it's not too late.
Allegra: If I could just find some way out of all this mess. But I'm already so deeply in it. The wedding preparations are made. No, there's only one way out for me that I can see. You go ahead. Do what you came here to do. Take away my pain and leave here with Jason. Get out while you can.
Sonny: A lot's changed between us the last few months.
Ric: Yeah, I noticed.
Sonny: Even with all that, don't think I've forgotten how you blew into town with all your lies and betrayal.
Ric: So you think I betrayed you again, huh?
Sonny: I don't know. Did you?
Ric: Sonny, Reese and I are friends. We are business partners, ok, that's all.
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, yeah. But, you know, she's a beautiful woman, you know, and you spend a lot of time together.
Sonny: Who would blame you?
Ric: Well, but that would be insane now, wouldn't it, because I am a married man. I love my wife, as pointless as that may seem, and I'm not going to damage the somewhat shaky bridge that we've managed to build. And if those weren't reasons enough, Reese doesn't want to be with anybody else, Sonny. She cares about you. She loves you.
Sonny: That's meaningless.
Ric: Well, not to Reese. You know full well that she would be here if you hadn't thrown her out for telling the truth.
Sonny: Two minutes of the truth does not make up for months of lies!
Ric: Then how is it that I'm able to waltz in here and you not blow my head off?
Sonny: Because you're not out to destroy me anymore, Ric.
Sonny: You've proven that.
Ric: Good. Then why don't you give Reese the same chance? Let her prove to you that she's worth it. You know you care about her.
Sonny: Can't trust her.
Ric: Doesn't anybody get a chance to make a mistake with you?
Sonny: Excuse me. Yeah?
Mike: Hey, it's me.
Mike: Can you hear me?
Sonny: What's going on?
Mike: It's world war III down here, and it's getting ugly! You got to get down here.
Justus: Is he coming?
Mike: Yeah, I think I just threw gas on the fire. Dare we?
Justus: We'd better.
Mike: All right. Hey, no!
Carly: Let go of me, Mike!
Mike: What the hell is this about?
Mike: You're not a couple of kids, you know.
Carly: That's about when it started, didn't it, Charlotte?
Reese: It started when you slept with my father, you tramp!
Mike: All right, ok, ok, ok.
Reese: You destroyed my family and you stole my life!
Carly: I took your name! Big deal! You've done nothing but live a lie since then!
Reese: God, you still make me sick!
Carly: Ok, so why don't you come and get me? It'll just prove that I'm right, that you came here to take Sonny and my kids and my life!
Reese: Oh, yeah, payback's a bitch, isn't it? Let me go, Justus!
Justus: Take it easy, Reese!
Reese: She deserves everything she gets.
Mike: All right, all right, can it, both of you! Stop it! Now, neither one of you is going to win here. You've already lost the men you love.
Reese: Oh, not men. One man, the same man. Isn't that right, Caroline? This is all about Sonny. Just admit it. Lorenzo Alcazar is nothing to you, just another weapon!
Jax: Ok, pick a country, any country.
Courtney: What? Showoff.
Jax: Come on.
Courtney: I was talking about a few days' getaway, not some global trek.
Jax: Oh. What'd you have in mind?
Courtney: I don't know. I mean, I always loved the Bahamas. A.J. kind of ruined it for me, but what do you say you take me back there and make me fall in love with it all over again?
Jax: I like the sound of that.
Courtney: Well, ok. I've only got one more meeting, then the rest of my schedule's clear. We can leave tonight.
Jax: Oh, no, the jet's being serviced.
Courtney: Oh, my gosh. Come on, who said anything about needing a jet? We'll fly like real people, Jax -- commercial airlines.
Jax: Yeah, yeah, we can fly first-class.
Courtney: I said real people.
Jax: Hey, it's first-class or not at all, ok? Come on.
Courtney: Ok, fine. You twisted my arm.
Jax: Ok. Well, I'm closing a deal, but I can put it off for a few days.
Courtney: Hmm. I only have one thing to say to the man that would drop everything just to make me happy. Will you marry me?
Jax: I'm sorry, I canít. I'm already married. Happily married.
Emily: I had a talk with Elizabeth and I realize that I'm not ready to give up on me and Nikolas.
Monica: Well, that's great. So, what's wrong?
Emily: I can't say the same for him, mom. I mean, I'm not very good company.
Monica: Oh, Em, come on, you're getting over the biggest trauma of your life. Give yourself a break, ok?
Emily: Yeah, but I couldn't blame him if he started to look around.
Monica: What, at other women? Oh, come on, that's not going to happen.
Emily: I'm not that easy to live with lately.
Monica: Well, I know men who cheat. Well, I married one, so -- so maybe I'm not the best judge of character, but believe me I know, Nikolas is not a philanderer.
Emily: You never know, mom.
Monica: Oh, come on. I'm sure he is guilty of a lot of things, but infidelity isn't one of them.
Emily: I hope you're right. Hey, Elizabeth.
Monica: Oh, hello.
Emily: I don't know what I'd do without the two of you. See ya.
Monica: See ya. The Windsor chart. Thank you. Is there something wrong? Did she take a turn? What?
Elizabeth: What you said about Nikolas? You're wrong.
Justus: Violence won't solve anything, ladies.
Reese: Maybe not, but it sure makes me feel better.
Mike: All right, what about the fact that your old best friend is still alive, Carly? Doesn't that mean something to you?
Carly: Yeah. Yeah, for a second, when it hit me, I was actually happy.
Reese: Oh, you are such a liar!
Carly: And then I remembered how you tried to steal my son's affections, and finally how you slept with my husband --
Reese: Ex-husband, Carly!
Carly: All so you could make sure that I wasn't happy!
Reese: Don't you blame me for your screwed up marriage, Carly. When it comes to men, you're a wrecking ball. And you were a wrecking ball that night with my father, and that's what you'll always be.
Sonny: Hey! No, you donít.
Elizabeth: I saw Nikolas and Courtney kissing on the pier.
Elizabeth: I know, I know. There has been so much tension between Jax and Courtney over the surrogacy; I think that Courtney and Nikolas turned to each other for comfort. And I don't know whether I should say something to Emily or whether we have the right to interfere. It is just such a mess right now.
Monica: Yes. Um -- thank you. Thank you for telling me and thank you for -- for your discretion. Oh, boy. I think at the moment -- at the moment, we'll just keep this between ourselves, ok?
Elizabeth: Ok. I should get back to work. Ok.
Courtney: Hey. Just the person I was looking for.
Jason: You have a cell phone?
Allie: My mother took it. All the estate phones are hidden. There is one in the banister in the parlor.
Allie: Could be Sam.
Jason: No, no, no, or your mom. Hide.
Allegra: How are you, Jason?
Jason: Where's Sam?
Allegra: You'll see her soon. We had a lovely talk. She's such a sweet girl, so sensitive.
Jason: If she's hurt in any way --
Allegra: Now, why would I do that? Actually, Samís opened my eyes. She made me see what a mess I've made of things. But I promised her, and I promise you now, you will not come to harm.
Jason: No, I want proof that Samís alive.
Allegra: I could never kill Sam -- nor she me, as it turns out. We understand each other from the heart. But you're afraid for Sam, and I can understand that. Ever since her mother died, she's been yearning for a woman that she could feel a close connection to. And I feel as if I've found the daughter I was always meant to have.
Jason: Sam could spot your con a mile away.
Allegra: What con?
Jason: The maternal angle. It's your specialty. Your own daughter filled me in. You know, the one you locked in the cellar? I want to see Sam right now.
Sonny: Enough, Reese! Come on.
Sonny: Carly, come on! Get up, get up!
Mike: All right, that's enough!
Sonny: You stand right here.
Carly: Sonny, you don't know what she's done.
Sonny: I said enough, Carly! Mike, I'm sorry. I'm going to pay for the damages.
Mike: Hey, don't worry. We'll work it out. Justus, come on, let's go.
Reese: Justus, I'm sorry.
Carly: Sonny, Reese is crazy.
Reese: Yeah, she should be committed.
Carly: Thank God you showed up.
Sonny: Are you hurt?
Carly: Ex-- excuse me?
Reese: Is it bad?
Sonny: No. Well, it's not great.
Carly: What --
Sonny: Mike? Got any ice?
Mike: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I got some right here. Here it is.
Reese: Thanks, Mike.
Mike: Justus -- Justus is fine. You want me to call an ambulance for Reese?
Carly: Yeah, here, over here. The mother of your grandchildren's doing fine, too, if you care.
Sonny: Just put that on right here, ok, put some pressure on it, it'll stop the bleeding.
Carly: To hell with all of you! Oh, thank God. Lorenzo.
Courtney: Yeah, I didn't know whether the board meeting was in the pediatric wing or in the big boardroom.
Monica: Board meeting?
Courtney: Yeah, to set up the program for the children that slip through the health care system? I mean, you were there when we agreed we needed to address it. I told you I wanted to represent my foundation.
Monica: Yes, yes, well, I -- I forgot it was tonight. And, yes, I believe it is in pediatrics.
Courtney: So you're not going to go?
Monica: Well, I'll see if I have time to stop by, yeah. Actually, Courtney, I'm kind of surprised you'd have time for all of this with pending motherhood and all.
Courtney: Yeah, well, I'm not necessarily needed right now.
Monica: How are things going for you?
Courtney: They're -- they're wonderful. Jax can't wait. But please try and stop by if you can.
Allegra: Sam is unhurt.
Jason: Prove it.
Allegra: Well, I'd love to, but if you kill me, I can't quite do that, can I?
Dante: Let her go.
Jason: Just drop the gun.
Allegra: Dante will shoot you if you kill me. He'll have no reason not to. The only chance you have of seeing Sam again is to let me go now. Jason is a reasonable man. He just lost his way momentarily out of love for Sam. I'd say his rougher edges are more suited to my own ungrateful daughter, but then that's another story.
Jason: Just let me see Sam.
Allegra: Dante, take Mr. Morgan to see Sam. Give them a moment or two to rekindle, and then bring him back down here. Sam has chosen to cooperate. I believe you will, too.
Carly: I didn't realize Mike had called you.
Lorenzo: He didnít.
Carly: Well, it doesn't matter. You're here now. I needed you. Oh, God, thank God, Lorenzo.
Lorenzo: I'm not here to rescue you, Carly.
Carly: No, but did you see what -- look what Reese did to me.
Lorenzo: I just came here to try to eat something.
Carly: I get that you're mad at me, but don't you care that she attacked me?
Lorenzo: You're not hearing me, Carly. I don't care who attacked who. None of that matters to me. She's all yours, Corinthos. She's done nothing but lie to me.
Carly: Ok. Are you going to let him talk to me like that? Sonny?
Sonny: Come on, I'll take you home.
Jason: Did they hurt you?
Sam: You? What are you looking for?
Jason: Allie didn't lie. Listen for Dante.
Woman: Good evening. May I help you?
Jason: Yes, yes, I need to dial a number in New York.
Woman: Of course, sir. Your access word?
Jason: Access word? Money.
Woman: I'll need the correct access word to make your call, sir.
Jason: Allegra's got this place locked down. What happened? What happened to the plan?
Sam: I think it's going to be a whole lot easier just to do what she wants.
Reese: Oh. Thank you.
Sonny: So, how did is fight start?
Reese: The same it ended, with a cheap shot. Carly and I both show up at Kellyís and I make the mistake of telling her the truth, that you and I are done. And she blindsided me, true to form, just like -- just like she did all those years ago.
Sonny: You two have a lot of unfinished business. It's amazing you're still alive, you know, because Carly is a street fighter.
Reese: Yeah, well, so am I when I want to be. I'm not so sure how much of that fight was about my rage against Carly and how much was just about the fact that I completely ran my own life into the ground.
Sonny: Well, it's a little too late for regrets.
Reese: Well, I can't help it. I finally met a man who had a lot of faith in me and trust, and I blew it.
Sonny: It happens.
Reese: What I really regret, Sonny, is hurting you. I love you too much to have let that happen.
Sonny: You figured Carly could deliver your punishment. You were angry that you lied, and it was a lot easier than beating yourself up.
Reese: I was angry that I blew our relationship before it even got a chance to get started. I mean, there's so much about you that I didn't have a chance to know yet. Yes, Carly is responsible for tearing my family apart all those years ago. But what happened between you and me, well, that's all on my head, Sonny. Anyway, thanks for the drink and the compress. And I guess I'll see you around.
Sonny: Yep. Whoa, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Lucky: Hey. I thought you were at a meeting.
Nikolas: I did. I walked out. Courtney was there. I wasn't even in there 15 minutes, Lucky, and I realized I couldn't concentrate.
Lucky: Well, so much for good intentions.
Nikolas: Look, neither of us want to give into this. It's just, you know, she was there, I was there. So I made up some lame excuse and took off.
Lucky: Yeah, well, whatever it takes. You know what, you've just got to stay away from Courtney.
Nikolas: I'm trying. I'm trying.
Lucky: Elizabeth and I, we're on your side, and we know you have what it takes to make it.
Nikolas: Yeah, what Emily needs right now is space and what I need is to clear my head, all right? I got to figure out some way to focus all my energy on my marriage.
Lucky: Ok, so what's your plan?
Nikolas: I don't know, I think I'm going to -- I think I'm going to get out of town for a couple of days.
Lucky: What's Emily think about that?
Nikolas: The less I bother her with details, the more she can deal with whatever it is she needs to deal with. So I'm going to go to the airport and get on a plane and I'm going to fly to the Bahamas and I'm going to stare out at the ocean until the answer comes to me.
Monica: Hi, sweetheart.
Emily: What's wrong? Mom, did something happen?
Monica: No. Well, yes. Oh, boy. Uh -- you know what we talked about earlier, about infidelity? Well, I guess I'm really not as intuitive as I thought I was. The fact is, Em, you know, anybody -- anybody is capable of it, including Nikolas.
Emily: Mom, why would you even say that?
Monica: Oh, Em, I'm so sorry. It's -- uh -- well, I think that it is possible that your husband and Courtney -- oh, I really hate this, Em. I'm so sorry.
Emily: Courtney? I --
Monica: Elizabeth saw them on the docks kissing.
Emily: Mom, Courtneyís in love with Jax, mom. They have a baby coming, and Nikolas knows it.
Monica: And I really don't want to make any trouble, Em. But you -- you kind of sensed it yourself earlier when we were talking. You said that you were worried that -- well, that Nikolas might get tired of waiting for you, that he might just start looking elsewhere.
Emily: But that's a far cry from what you're telling me.
Monica: Well, I saw them, too.
Emily: You what?
Monica: Here at the hospital. I mean, I didn't see anything really, except they were talking, it was very serious, and -- and he touched her and -- and the minute he saw me, he got out of this hospital as fast as he could.
Emily: Ok. Mom, listen, I know that you're trying to help me somehow, but I'm going to find Nikolas and I'm going to straighten this all out.
Monica: Ok, ok.
Monica: Darling, I know this is such a lot to absorb, believe me. If you need me, you know where I am, ok?
Emily: Ok. Thanks.
Monica: Be strong, ok?
Emily: Where are you?
Nikolas: I'm in seat 4-A.
Emily: You're on an airplane?
Nikolas: Yeah. I have some business to do in New York.
Emily: When are you going to be back?
Nikolas: A few days.
Emily: Um -- listen, Nikolas -- will you call me from there?
Nikolas: You really want me to?
Emily: If you can. Yeah, sure. Ok, have a safe trip.
Pilot: Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We'll be taking off for the Bahamas in just a few moments. If you'd like to follow our takeoff and landing, you can listen in on Channel 3 on your headsets.
Courtney: How did you know --
Nikolas: I didn't, I didnít. It was just a spur-of-the-moment trip.
Courtney: Well, so, what, what is this, like, kismet? What?
Nikolas: Is that seat for Jax?
Courtney: Yeah. Yeah, he likes the window seat.
Nikolas: Yeah, yeah, me too.
Jax: Honey, don't be upset.
Courtney: Oh no, what happened?
Jax: It's just a small glitch. The deal I was planning to delay? Well, it's going to go to hell if I don't stay here for just tonight.
Courtney: Just tonight?
Jax: Yeah, I can salvage it if I put off the trip until tomorrow.
Courtney: Well, you know, I can just get off the plane and we can --
Jax: No, no, that's fine. No, you go ahead. You go ahead and go down there as planned and, you know, check out the hotel, check out all the good spots on the beach, and I'll come down first thing in the morning.
Courtney: Ok. All right, if you want me to.
Jax: I want you to. I love you.
Courtney: You, too. Well, I guess it's just going to be the two of us.
Jason: What do you mean, "Do what she wants"?
Sam: She was in tears, ok? She totally gets how nuts this plan of hers is. She's looking for a way out. I do not think that our lives are in danger here, and if she wasn't in such a panic, she would've freed us on the spot. We just need a little bit more time right now.
Jason: Do you believe her?
Jason: Do you trust her?
Sam: No. No, Jason, but she is in a lot of pain, ok, and she realizes what she's done to her daughter and -- I mean, she kind of reminds me of my own mother, but Allegra is a lot of things and she's got a lot of problems, but a killer is not one of them. She is not a killer.
Allegra: All you had to do was wait quietly in your little room. But you chose to make trouble, as usual.
Allie: Well, you know how easily bored I am, mother.
Allegra: Yes, when you're not wasting money or sleeping around.
Allie: I learned from the best.
Allegra: Whatever little scheme you and Jason cooked up, it's beside the point now.
Allie: Did you do something to him?
Allegra: Don't be ridiculous. Jason is far too valuable to get rid of now. It's no wonder Sam loves him.
Allie: Have you twisted her arm yet?
Allegra: Sam is a dear, sweet girl -- a charming surprise, actually. No, it would seem that there's only one person on this island who no longer serves a purpose, and that's you.
[Knock on door]
Carly: Oh, Lorenzo. Hi.
Leticia: Hi. Carly, what happened to your face? Are you ok?
Carly: Oh, oh, God, yeah, I -- I must look like a monster. Why don't you -- why don't you take him to Sonny's for the night?
Leticia: Ok. Ok. Take care of yourself, ok?
Sonny: You don't have to leave. I mean, you're hurt. There's a -- you can stay in one of the spare rooms upstairs if you want.
Reese: Well, that's very kind of you, Sonny. But if I ever stay in this house again, it's going to be because I belong here, not as a guest.
Singer: And I still believe in what we had more than just a dream you know, the moon is shining perfectly but my heart is crumbling can I hold on tight to the memory of you and I? Can I hold onto you tonight and say goodbye?
Singer: Staring out my window following a ghost like the times I've turned around and you're gone and I still believe in what we once had much more than you think even though the stars are all lit up tonight but my heart is crumbling can I hold on tight
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Reese: I want out of our partnership. Ric thinks that I should stay. What do you think I should do?
Lorenzo: What are you doing back here?
Carly: It's going to be like that now.
Nikolas: I didn't have any idea that you were in the room across from me.
Courtney: This is so weird. It's way too much of a coincidence.
Jax: What brings you here?
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