General Hospital Transcript Friday 8/26/05
Proofread by Brian
Lucky: I don't want Elizabeth upset again.
Jax: Neither do I.
Lucky: The baby's okay, so why don't you just leave it at that?
Elizabeth: Lucky, it's okay. Let him just say what he has to say and then we can all get some sleep.
Jax: Listen, I, um, I realized tonight that you've been right all along--that the baby will need two parents.
Elizabeth: Have you discussed this with Courtney?
Jax: No, I haven't, but I'm going to and I hope that she will agree because by the time this baby is born, I want our marriage to be rock-solid.
Nikolas: We love each other. No matter what happens in-between. I'll be waiting for you when you're ready to come back to this marriage.
Emily: I don't know what to say.
Nikolas: You said that you believe that I didn't sleep with Courtney, right? Well, that means that you're starting to trust me, even if it's just a little bit. We can build on that.
Emily: I hope so.
Nikolas: So I'll help you, okay? If you need my help, I'll be there. If you need me to stay away, I can do that, too. Either way, there's no pressure. I love you. I'll wait for you.
Emily: I love you, too, Nikolas, and I always will. I have to go.
Nikolas: Okay. You know where to find me. Oh, God. Did you hear all that?
Courtney: I couldn't be happier for you.
Jason: Where's Sam McCall?
Man: Gone. Now it's your turn.
Doctor: Did I hear gunshots?
Jason: The woman who brought me in here, Sam McCall -- where is she?
Reese: So now I know why you came. What's going to happen now?
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Sonny: Sometimes the answers I need just show up.
Reese: Like you showed up here?
Sonny: That's one way to look at it. There's a few people in my life who are having a hard time right now. They come to me for help, to fix it. And I've given them, you know, the same advice, so if I don't take that advice, then I'm a fool.
Reese: What's the advice?
Sonny: Find a way to forgive. That's what I told them all. So I would feel like a hypocrite if I tell them to do something that I can't do myself.
Reese: Well, you have good reasons not to.
Sonny: I have -- I've been betrayed in my life by people that are close to me, you know? And a few of them, I've let them back in, and everything in my head kept saying to me "don't do it." And then I'd be hurt again.
Reese: So that was just the end of it?
Sonny: I shut down.
Reese: I understand that.
Sonny: Because by, you know, not forgiving people makes me stronger, makes me a force to be reckoned with. But it also costs with people that I love because, you know, when I shut down, I back myself into a corner and then I'm alone.
Reese: But you're safe.
Sonny: Maybe. But you know what? I'm starting to realize that if I stay this way, if I don't change, then I won't be able to trust anybody, I won't be able to love anybody.
Reese: You have your reasons.
Sonny: We all have our reasons, but I just -- I want to take that risk.
Reese: You took a risk with me and I let you down.
Sonny: Yeah, you lied.
Sonny: But, you know, you had every opportunity to try to take Carly down, and you didn't do it.
Reese: Well, I'm not sure Carly would agree with that.
Sonny: You rescued Michael; you left your career in the F.B.I. to protect me, and you not once asked for anything back. I'm feeling pretty empty in my life right now. And I didn't realize that until I turned you away.
Reese: You have a lot of people in your life, Sonny.
Sonny: Yeah, but I want you. So, are you going to move in with me?
Jason: Tell me where Sam McCall is.
Doctor: I have no idea. I left her with you.
Jason: She wanted to transfer me to a hospital in New York. She left to make the arrangements and she never came back.
Doctor: You should be lying down.
Jason: I have to --
Jason: Tell me where Sam is.
Man: On the island. The mansion. What's wrong with you? You've been there for days.
Jason: You're going to take me back.
Sam: Let go of me!
Allegra: Thank you, Dante.
Sam: I cannot be here. Jason needs me.
Allegra: This won't take long, I promise.
Sam: I impersonated your daughter and married Andrew. What else do you want from me?
Allegra: All I need is my daughter's signature so that I can transfer Andrew’s money into the family account. Now, you know all this. You figured it all out yourself. The attorney will be here any minute. Oh, Sam, you're much too pretty to glare. Now just try to regain your composure.
Sam: And why would I do that?
Allegra: Because the sooner you slip into Alicia’s little black dress, the sooner this whole escapade will be over.
Sam: Really? And what are you going to wear to this, huh? Something with Andrew’s blood on it?
Allegra: What an unkind thing to say.
Sam: And where is your daughter? Did you kill her, too?
Jax: I realize that I've been focusing on the wrong things. I was ignoring my own wife. I've been a real pain.
Lucky: No argument here.
Jax: Tonight I realized that I helped send you to the hospital. I endangered the very life I set out to create.
Elizabeth: The baby is going to be fine.
Jax: Yeah, well, no thanks to me. You know, took a lot of courage to throw us all in the room together and, you know, try to make us all work it out, but I didn't think it would work, but I've changed my mind.
Elizabeth: You're going back with Courtney?
Jax: If she'll have me. I've been very insensitive to Courtney and I realize that. I've made her feel inadequate and unloved.
Elizabeth: No, Jax, she knows you love her.
Jax: Yeah, well, I'm not so sure.
Elizabeth: Well, it's a really tough situation for all of us.
Jax: You know, I admire your commitment to Lucky. It's obvious the two of you love each other. And I wish I could do what you've done -- you never gave up on Elizabeth.
Lucky: It isn't that complicated. Elizabeth loves me and I love her.
Jax: And I love my wife. And I will do anything to prove that to her.
Elizabeth: Well, if you really mean what you're saying --
Jax: Every word.
Elizabeth: Then everything that happened tonight was worth it.
Courtney: Anyone would know where your heart lies if they heard what you just told Emily. Whatever spark we had, it was just that, Nikolas. It could never compare to the torch you carry for Emily.
Nikolas: That sounds good, but do you really believe it?
Courtney: Look, you only noticed me because you hit a rough spot in your marriage, and that's ok. It is, it's ok. I mean, we just kept getting thrown together, and it was crazy and fun, but it doesn't mean anything. You know, it -- we just said that it was fate because that's what we wanted to hear.
Nikolas: Maybe you're right.
Courtney: Look, our little encounter helped you see what you and Emily were about to throw away, and that's good. It is, it is. I mean, it means that maybe we weren't so wrong. Emily loves you. She does. I mean, you're finally getting through to her. It's what you've both been praying for.
Nikolas: And what about you?
Courtney: Look, whatever we had -- or almost had -- it doesn't compare to what you and Emily have. She's your wife, ok, and I'm ok with that. I -- I just need --
Nikolas: Then why are you so upset, then?
Courtney: Because -- because if you and Emily still have a chance, it just -- it means that maybe Jax and I do, too. Look, I'm -- everything's going to turn out ok. I'm happy for you.
Nikolas: Wait, wait. Come here. I can't let you leave like that.
Lucky: I have to wonder -- are you saying all this because you want the baby?
Jax: Of course I want my child.
Lucky: But Elizabeth won't give you the baby if you aren't married to Courtney.
Jax: Look, I just want to go back to the original plan. You carry a child for two loving parents who provide a stable home.
Elizabeth: Sounds good to me.
Jax: And in return, I pay the fee that we agreed on. No more expensive toys or apartment renovations or anything like that.
Elizabeth: We really appreciate what you've done for us, but I think we all agree that enough's enough.
Lucky: Yeah, and if you didn't need Courtney to get the baby back, would you want her?
Jax: With all due respect, Lucky, I -- I don't think I have to convince you how much I love my wife. I think I have to convince Courtney.
Nikolas: You're not being honest with me.
Courtney: What do you want me to say, Nikolas? What, that I'm upset you and Emily are finding your way back? I mean, yeah, under different circumstances, if we had met as strangers, if no one got hurt, then maybe I could -- no, I'd never say anything like that. I just --
Nikolas: That doesn't mean you don't feel it.
Courtney: Look, you're all about Emily, you always have been. You were frustrated when she kept you at arm's length. You got lonely when she couldn't return the love that you gave her. You needed a friend, and so did I. But now you're ready to find your way back. You still have a chance with the love of your life.
Nikolas: What about us?
Courtney: There is no "us," ok? We're just a mistake that never even really happened.
Nikolas: See, I don't think we were a mistake.
Courtney: Oh God, no, jeez -- just be happy, ok, that we put the brakes on when we did. Just be thrilled that Emily wants you back. Just try and focus on her and on your future.
Reese: This is where we crashed and burned last time.
Sonny: Are you thinking, "Why do it again?"
Reese: It's a fair question. Moving in is -- it's a pretty major move.
Sonny: Doesn't mean you can't do it.
Reese: I'm -- I'm not so sure.
Sonny: Why are you hesitating? I mean, you've already told me about your past.
Reese: Yeah, but --
Sonny: Unless you -- you didn't leave anything out, right?
Sonny: Well, then, I mean, we should just get on with it, right? And no more secrets between us. You're afraid that I'm going to hurt you.
Reese: What if I hurt you?
Sonny: Well, I -- that's -- I'm willing to take that risk. I want you in my life. If you believe that, then everything else will take care of itself. I mean, we're past the pain now. I'm -- I'm so ready for the good stuff. So I want you in my home with me. All you got to do is say yes.
Allegra: I would never harm Alicia.
Sam: You locked her in a wine cellar!
Allegra: I was desperate. She was throwing her life away on a worthless drifter. He would've cast her aside with nothing. And Andrew truly cared for Alicia. And his money would give her the future that I can’t.
Sam: Ok, so you're telling me you have no idea where she is?
Allegra: No, not a clue. And I apologize again for dragging you into this.
Sam: Oh, come on. Would you save it? I have to find Jason. Do you understand that? He needs me right now.
Allegra: Jason is being taken care of.
Sam: What does that mean? What have you done to him?
Allegra: No, you and Jason will be together soon. The police bought our story that an intruder killed poor Andrew.
[Knock on door]
Allegra: All right, that'll be the attorney. Now, just concentrate on forging my daughter's signature. You'll be brilliant, I'm sure. What?
Officer: If you'll excuse me, madam --
Allegra: Wait, what are you doing here?
Officer: You're under arrest for the murder of your husband, Andrew Dumante.
Allegra: You made it. Thank God. Sam needs you.
Jason: Where is she?
Allegra: She's under arrest, I'm afraid.
Allegra: The police believe she's my daughter and that she killed poor Andrew.
Jason: Why'd they take her?
Allegra: Look, at the risk of sounding blunt, there's no way that you can rescue Sam on your own. We're going to have to work together. My daughter is missing. She may even be dead, which is why I need Sam more than ever.
Ali: No, you don't, mother.
Allegra: Alicia -- thank heaven -- where have you been? I've been worried sick.
Ali: Oh, about me? That's a change.
Allegra: Andrew is dead.
Ali: Of course he is, mother. I killed him.
Nikolas: We can't do this.
Courtney: How can we do this at all?
Nikolas: I don't know what's happening between us right now, but something tells me it's not going to go away.
Sonny: You going someplace?
Reese: I just want to look nice. Is that ok?
Sonny: You always look nice.
Reese: Thank you.
Sonny: Want to go out?
Sonny: Why not?
Reese: Where would we go? I mean, I'm dressed and everything --
Sonny: I'm asking you on a date.
Reese: Oh, yeah, a date.
Reese: Sorry, yep. Yeah. Oh, you know what? You have to call first.
Sonny: Can you pretend I called first, please?
Reese: Several days in advance.
Sonny: Can you pretend that I called several days in advance? Just -- it's like we're starting out or something, you know?
Reese: Our first date?
Sonny: Let's just pretend like we don't really know each other.
Reese: It's a little late for that, isn't it?
Sonny: You're saying no to me?
Reese: I'm just trying to figure out your intentions.
Sonny: Oh, yeah, my intentions, right, right.
Reese: You know, I used to be with the F.B.I., so --
Sonny: Ooh, the F.B.I. --
Reese: And I still have the gun to prove it. Do you want to see it?
Sonny: Oh, no, no, no. Actually, you don't need a gun.
Sonny: It's starting to clear up.
Reese: Is that a good sign, you know?
Sonny: Well, it's not --
Sonny: Rain's not good on the first night, you know, on the first date and the whole thing, so --
Reese: That's true.
Sonny: That's if you still want to go out with me.
Reese: Oh, I'd love to go out with you.
Sonny: Yeah? All right.
Reese: Let's go.
Carly: Hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm.
Allegra: Why would you kill Andrew? He was your one chance at a respectable life.
Ali: Oh, come on. Think, mother. I think you can figure this one out.
Allegra: After I worked so hard to bring the two of you together --
Ali: Mother? We can have it all. I'll pin the murder on Sam and cold, blue-eyed over there.
Allegra: No, that was never my intention.
Ali: I will sign the papers. We will have all of Andrew’s money. We'll split it up appropriately, and you can go your way, I will go mine. What do you say?
Allegra: I'm afraid I have a better plan.
Elizabeth: So Jax said that he's going to do everything he can to patch things up with Courtney, and I'm sure they're going to work things out, and then I can happily hand over this baby just as we planned.
Emily: That's wonderful.
Elizabeth: Yeah. So I guess getting everybody together tonight wasn't such a mistake after all.
Emily: Maybe not.
Elizabeth: Maybe not what?
Emily: Just maybe not.
Elizabeth: Oh, no, there's something more.
Emily: How can you tell?
Elizabeth: Oh, because I've known you forever. Tell me.
Emily: I don't want to jinx it, Elizabeth.
Elizabeth: Emily, I'm your best friend. You're going to jinx it if you don't tell me.
Emily: Nikolas and I may have a chance, too.
Elizabeth: Well, what happened? I mean, what changed?
Emily: I don't know, Elizabeth. Maybe it was getting together in your apartment or finally believing that he and Courtney never slept together. I don't know, Elizabeth, but tonight somehow I looked into his eyes and I really saw him, the man I've loved since I was a teenager. He's been there all along, and he loves me. I can feel it now. And we have a long way to go, at least I do, but something's changed in my heart.
Elizabeth: That's the best news I've heard in a really long time.
Emily: I want my marriage back.
Elizabeth: Well, what are you doing here? Why aren't you with Nikolas?
Reese: So what kind of gelato is this again?
Sonny: Hazel nut.
Reese: So good.
Sonny: So much better in Bensonhurst.
Reese: Well, either way, my tastes have come a long way since Belgian waffles on a pier in Florida. But then again, I'm not that person anymore, in a lot of ways, thanks to you.
Sonny: Well, we both have made many changes, you know.
Reese: And I still have a lot of regrets and I'm having a really hard time handling them.
Sonny: Hey, you know what? Be like Jason.
Reese: My biggest fan.
Sonny: See, he deals with, you know, what's happening right now in the moment. He doesn't care about what happened in the past or the future. It's all about right now.
Reese: Can you live like that?
Sonny: Not a chance, but you know what? I'm willing to try and I want to be happy. You can't change what happened before, but you can deal with what's happening right now.
Reese: Now is good. I like now.
Sonny: I do, too. So --
Reese: So can we cut this date short?
Sonny: No, no, no, no, no, no.
Reese: What do you mean, no?
Sonny: No, because we haven't made love yet, so --
Reese: I don't make love on the first date.
Sonny: That's because you haven't been out with me.
Reese: But, I mean, can we, you know, finish the date back at your place -- home?
Sonny: You're moving in with me?
Sonny: That's good.
Reese: So I'm just going to run back to the penthouse and grab a few things, ok?
Sonny: You want me to help you?
Reese: No. It'll be much faster if I do it by myself.
Sonny: I'll see you, then, at home, right?
Reese: Ok. Hey, if Michael’s still awake, can you tell him that I'm moving in so he's not surprised when he wakes up tomorrow?
Reese: Great. Ok. How do I thank you for all this, Sonny?
Sonny: You know how?
Reese: Yeah, how?
Sonny: You just live a good life with me.
Reese: I'd like to see somebody try and stop me. I'll hurry up.
Sonny: All right.
Reese: You want this?
Sonny: No, no, no.
Elizabeth: Now I can relax, focus on the baby, not worry about what kind of home it's going to.
Lucky: Hmm, that's good.
Elizabeth: My only concern is that I was actually craving vanilla ice cream. Do you think this baby's going to be boring?
Lucky: Only if it takes after its father.
Elizabeth: Hey, no Jax bashing, remember?
Lucky: Oh, sorry, sorry.
Elizabeth: Huh. We should be celebrating. I can't believe our crazy idea actually worked.
Lucky: Hey, well, you coming to the hospital wasn't part of the plan.
Elizabeth: Oh, well, Emily wants to get back together with Nikolas, which is all he's ever wanted. Jax wants to work things out with Courtney.
Lucky: What if Courtney doesn't want to work things out with Jax?
Courtney's voice: Sorry I missed you. Please leave a message and I'll get back to you. Thanks.
[Answering machine beeps]
Nikolas: Courtney, it's me. If you're there, pick up. You there? I need to see you. Look, you were upset on the pier, and you wanted to say something else. And what you -- what you heard between me and Emily, I could tell that it hurt you, and that's the last thing that I want, ok? I know that I should go back to Emily and put you out of my mind. I mean, that would be, you know, the right thing, the honorable thing to do. It's just that all I can see are those tears in your eyes, and -- I don't care how late it is, ok? I can't do this on the phone. I really need to see you. God.
[Knock on door]
Jax: Hey. I really need to see you.
Sam: My mother owns this police department, you know. She's probably talking to your boss right now. You're going to lose your job and your pension. Why don't you just let me call my lawyer, ok? I have a lot of money. I will pay you off. You can spend the rest of your life on the beach. I'll make -- Jason, thank God. How did you find me? Are you ok? You don't look ok. Oh.
Allegra: Jason's creating a diversion for the other guard. Excuse us, Sam.
Ali: It won't work, mother.
Allegra: I'm sorry it's come to this.
Ali: If you think I'm staying in this cell to cover for this piece of trash --
Sam: Excuse me?
Ali: Go ahead, lock me up. I'll scream my head off and I'll swear that you killed Andrew.
Sam: You know what? You talk too much. So what's the plan?
Allegra: Exchange clothes with my daughter, quickly. Hurry.
Reese: Sonny, I've got a problem.
Sonny: Where are you?
Reese: I'm at the penthouse. Somebody trashed it. They could still be upstairs.
Sonny: Ok, wait downstairs in the lobby. I'll be right there.
Carly: You can't leave now.
Sam: You kill people.
Reese: Sonny, are you ok?
Carly: It's Reese on the phone, isn't it? It's always Reese.
Sonny: Carly, what are you doing?
Sonny: Ok. You need to calm down. You need to take it easy.
Carly: I redecorated her place. I made a few changes.
Carly: I did this place, too, didn't I?
Sonny: You did a nice job.
Carly: You didn't like the way I did the penthouse, though. Is that why you gave it to her?
Reese: Sonny, are you there?
Carly: Put the phone down.
Reese: Sonny, is everything ok? Is somebody with you?
Sonny: The phone's down, Carly.
Carly: Step away from it.
Sonny: Ok. I've put the phone down. You put the gun down.
Sonny: You're upset, Carly. We're going to talk about --
Carly: No, we won’t. I didn't come here to talk, ok? It doesn't do any good. And why -- why did you leave me?
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Emily: I want to be with you, so here I am.
Jax: I know that you would never have an affair with anyone. I love you.
Jason: How do I justify killing people, and why would you even want to be with me?
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