General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 9/6/05
Proofread by Brian
Jax: Lucky, do me a favor. Stop lying to my wife.
Lucky: It's not a lie. You know what? We both know you're only staying with Courtney until Elizabeth hands over the baby. Elizabeth isn't ready to admit what you're doing, but Courtney will figure it out if she hasn't already.
Sam: Jason's terminal?
Monica: Well, the C.T. scan picked up an anomaly that is causing Jason’s seizures and his memory loss. And if it goes untreated, he could die.
Sam: We can't do this here.
Monica: Yeah. Right.
Sonny: She isn't gone.
Ric: Well, the state patrol said they didn't discover --
Sonny: I don't care what anybody says. She is not gone.
Ric: Which "she" are you talking about, Sonny? Reese or Carly?
Carly: I have to stop you!
Jax: Your brother seduced my wife and took advantage of our personal problems.
Lucky: Hey, if you can't take care of your own wife, don't blame Nikolas.
Jax: I've had enough of your insults and accusations.
Lucky: What accusations? It's fact. You shut Courtney out. You refused to believe that she never slept with Nikolas until Elizabeth told you that she won't let this kid grow up without her mother, then all of a sudden you're back with Courtney? You know what? I believe you're going to dump Courtney as soon as you get custody of this child.
Jax: Oh, you mean my child? That's your problem, isn't it, Lucky? You can't handle the fact that Elizabeth is pregnant with my baby to pay your medical bills. That's why you're trying to ruin my marriage and take away my child, isn't it? Tell me something, Lucky. Will that finally make you feel like a man?
Lucky: You know what? Let me tell you something --
Elizabeth: Lucky, Lucky, stop it. Stop -- you guys -- knock it off, the both of you.
Singers: Can you help me with this love Jones I have for you?
Singers: I'm so attracted to you baby, that I don't know what to do for you.
Singer: I have for you, babe
Singers: I'm so attracted to you, baby, that I don't know what to do
Singer: What is this condition that you put on me? I'm having fantasies of you in an erotic, sensual scene I've tried to restrain this passionate urge but I can use the excuse that a fantasy never hurts yeah, yeah, love Jones
Singers: Can you help me with this love Jones.
Singer: Love Jones ..
Singers: I have for you?
Emily: All right, Jase -- ok, what -- what are you doing out of bed? Are you all right?
Jason: You're my sister, right?
Emily: Emily. I'm the one who showed up at your house and insisted you go to the hospital.
Jason: I remember.
Emily: Ok, you tried to walk away and you wound up passing out instead, so I'd like to avoid reliving that incident, so could you please get back in bed?
Emily: Are you feeling any better?
Jason: Yeah, I guess so.
Emily: Are you having another headache?
Jason: Yeah, it's not that bad.
Emily: Yeah, well, I know the doctors are running all kinds of tests and they'll figure out how to help you, and the sooner the better. I need you.
Emily: I need your take on things, your advice. You're always completely honest with me. You never judge me. You're the rock in my life. It's kind of selfish, but you have to get through this, Jason. I want my brother back.
Jason: I'm a good brother?
Emily: The best.
Jason: Will you be honest with me?
Emily: Of course.
Jason: How sick am I?
Tony: The scan indicates that Jason’s brain's been overcompensating for the damaged area. That's probably causing the seizures.
Sam: How are you going to treat him?
Tony: Our best hope is new medication.
Sam: New medication is what got him into this in the first place.
Tony: No, Jason injected an experimental drug that was still in lab trials.
Monica: So in other words, we have no idea what the long-term effects are.
Tony: Well, it's possible the drug exacerbated an existing condition. In simple terms, he's been overworking certain neural paths.
Sam: Well, do you think this new drug is going to help him?
Tony: It could. But if he builds up resistance or the seizures don't stop, then our only hope is surgery and that is high risk.
Monica: No, uh-uh. He would rather die than run the risk.
Sam: No, Monica, Jason is not going to die. He's not going to have brain surgery. This medication is going to help, and then he will come back to us.
Sonny: We have to find both of them, obviously.
Ric: We're not even sure if Reese and Carly are together.
Sonny: Well, I hope they are because Reese will help her. She's a good person.
Ric: Will Carly help Reese?
Sonny: Carly's a survivor. She'll do whatever it takes to stay alive. I don't think she'd let Reese drown, Ric.
Reese: You don't want to do this.
Carly: I have no choice.
Reese: Come on, Carly. I don't want to hurt you.
Carly: You're not going to hurt me or my kids or destroy my family.
Reese: Ugh! I don't want to destroy anything, Carly.
Carly: You have been after me for months. You and the suits.
Reese: What suits?
Carly: You followed me down here. You tipped off the F.B.I.
Reese: Ok, Carly, I'm not even an F.B.I. agent anymore. I'm trying to help you.
Carly: Eye for an eye, family for a family.
Reese: Come on, I'm the one who helped save Michael.
Carly: Are you kidding me? That was a trick --
Reese: Carly --
Reese: Come on, I would never hurt your family, your kids.
Carly: You already have.
Reese: Come on, your kids, they love you. They're a part of you, you and Sonny together. They love you.
Reese: Oh! Oh --
Elizabeth: You've already gone after Nikolas tonight, and now Lucky?
Jax: I'm just trying to reconcile with my --
Elizabeth: I don't really care what you're trying to do, Jax, ok? I'm sick and tired of your fighting and it has got to stop.
Jax: Well, why is it such a problem for me to reconcile with Courtney?
Lucky: Because you're scamming her.
Elizabeth: Ok, Lucky --
Lucky: And Elizabeth, too.
Elizabeth: Can I just meet you at home, please?
Lucky: Why? He's only going to feed you more lies.
Elizabeth: Honey, just trust me, please?
Lucky: I'll see you at home.
Elizabeth: Thank you.
Elizabeth: I just want to get clear on a couple of things. I want very much for Lucky and Nikolas to be wrong about all this.
Jax: They are.
Elizabeth: Ok, well, I'm choosing to believe that you're sincere about getting back together with your wife and that you want nothing more than to give this child a stable home with two parents.
Jax: That's exactly what I want.
Elizabeth: Good. Good, because I went into this contract in good faith, and I assumed you did the same.
Jax: Yes, I did.
Elizabeth: But if you didn't -- if you didn't, and you're getting back together with Courtney just to get this baby, you are going to have a major fight on your hands.
Jax: Elizabeth, it won't come to that.
Elizabeth: It may. I am trusting that you care for this child, and if you don't, we're going to end up in court, and I hate to tell you this, but the courts favor the mother. You're going to be seen as some rich playboy who treats wives and children as possessions, and there's a very good possibility that I'm going to end up with custody.
Jax: Elizabeth, I assure you it won't come to that, ok? I love Courtney despite her involvement with Nikolas.
Elizabeth: They never slept together.
Jax: Regardless, I just want this child to have a good home with two parents -- me and Courtney.
Ric: All right, so where do you want to start looking?
Sonny: Reese and Carly have to be somewhere. I mean, one reservoir was flooded, not the whole state of Florida. So whatever you think we need to do --
Ric: I'm just glad that that house is gone, though. You know, the one where it all happened. Sonny, if you would had seen Carly all huddled up like a ball on the end of the bed. I mean, she was a teenage girl. How was she supposed to say no, especially to Reese’s father?
Sonny: I'm glad that bastard killed himself. I mean, I assumed that I was the only one who had secrets. You know, Carly’s so tough, and so I never thought about her pain. And I'm not just saying that, you know, because I think we're going to get back together and all that. No. But I can take care of her. I owe her that.
Ric: What about Reese?
Sonny: Reese blamed her for everything, right?
Ric: Well, yeah, it's a little easier to blame your best friend as opposed to your father. And once Reese had the opportunity to destroy Carly, she chose you over revenge.
Sonny: Well, that's one of the reasons why I forgave her.
Ric: No matter how much she may have hated Carly, Sonny, she loves you more.
Sonny: We got to find them. We got to get them.
Ric: Well, the reservoir's still flooded. I don't know what we're going to do.
Sonny: No, no, we'll just -- we'll go to the clinic, right, and then we'll see how the search is going, and then from then on --
Sonny: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Yeah? Ok. No, say that again. Ok. Yeah. A woman who looks like Reese was spotted outside of a shack, ok? We need to get there now.
Carly: You want my family. You snuck into my life and turned them all against me. I won't let you destroy my family. I have to protect them. I have to protect them. I have -- I have to -- I have to protect them.
Lucky: Hey. How'd it go?
Elizabeth: Hey. Jax was polite, as usual.
Lucky: I'm sorry I let him get under my skin.
Elizabeth: Fighting doesn't help anything.
Lucky: Yeah, I agree, but I am right about Jax scamming Courtney.
Elizabeth: Well, if he is, then we'll have a major fight on our hands.
Lucky: What, that's what you told Jax?
Lucky: Ah, I wish I could've seen the look on his face.
Elizabeth: I did. And I think he loves Courtney.
Lucky: Jax is seeing this whole experience as a game. The baby is the prize and he's determined to win. Courtney, marriage -- anything else that gets in his way is expendable.
Elizabeth: Lucky, I desperately need to believe that Jax wants this marriage and that he's going to provide a wonderful home for this child.
Lucky: I hope you're right.
Elizabeth: Love can overcome anything. Let's just pray it will for them.
Jax: I need all the dirt I can find on Courtney. I intend for this divorce to be a slam dunk.
Justus: Then let's go for it. I'll call in another P.I. I know one who specializes in down and dirty. We'll go after Courtney and those boys she helps through that foundation. Hey, I can make those pictures tell any nasty story you want.
Jax: She lives for that foundation. She put her heart and soul into it.
Justus: No boundaries, right? Isn't that what you wanted?
Jax: No one's going to believe that she behaved inappropriately.
Justus: Hey, Diego caused all kinds of problems when he first showed up here. I can find at least one social worker who will testify to that fact. And when we provide the evidence that Courtney seduced Nikolas Cassadine, a married man, she'll have no chance!
Jax: Courtney said that she never slept with Nikolas.
Justus: Then why are you doing this, Jax?
Jax: Oh. Yeah, yeah, you're a good lawyer, Justus. Stop trying to be our marriage counselor, ok?
Justus: You want to believe your wife, don't you? You want to believe that you blew the situation with Cassadine way out of proportion. You still love Courtney, and you want to believe that she loves you, but you just can't trust it, can you?
Courtney: God, I can't believe we're finally together.
Nikolas: Yeah. It was kind of a bad night until you showed up.
Courtney: God, after the millions of times Jax said he couldn't trust me, it turns out he was setting me up. Lying to me and everybody else just so he could get custody of the baby, so that he could win. Oh, God, our marriage is a sham. I've been fighting what's already done.
Nikolas: You all right?
Courtney I don't regret what we've done, if that's what you're asking. I mean, I don't regret a single moment that we've spent together.
Courtney: But I didn't go looking for you. Well, except for tonight. I mean, I didn't -- I didn't seek you out.
Nikolas: I -- I know, I know.
Courtney: I just needed someone to listen to me and you -- you listened to me, you know? You didn't try to change anything or talk me out of my feelings. You just -- you just let me be.
Nikolas: Yeah. Well, that's -- that's debatable. Yeah, I mean, the first -- the first couple of times we met, it was definitely by accident. But after that --
Nikolas: I admit that I -- that I would go down to the docks hoping to see you.
Courtney: Does that mean that you have regrets?
Nikolas: I'm a Cassadine. Regrets are in my D.N.A.
Courtney: Well, would it help if you tell me?
Nikolas: Ok. I regret that I wasn't able to give Emily what she needed. You know, I -- I wanted so bad to be able to bring her -- bring her back into our life, and I just couldn’t.
Courtney: Yeah, but she -- you did try.
Nikolas: Yeah, I did. I did. I don't know, maybe I am just like the rest of my family who destroy everyone that they love. Not set out to hurt Emily. She knows that.
Nikolas: Thank you for reminding me of that. Thank you for helping me see things in a better light.
Courtney: You do that for me, too.
Nikolas: I do? Yeah? See, look -- made me smile again.
Courtney: Hmm. Even after I clobbered you?
Nikolas: Oh, my God. Man, that storm and that night in the stables seems like so long ago, doesn't it?
Courtney: Yeah. It was.
Nikolas: Yeah. So, hey -- are we past the coincidence stage yet, or what?
Courtney: Oh, I think we passed that a while ago.
Nikolas: God, it feels.
Courtney: Look, I don't -- I don't want to hide anything. I'm going to tell Jax what happened.
Emily: Jason has a right to know what's going on. So what are we going to tell him?
Sam: We're going to tell him that the medication will work and he's going to be fine.
Monica: He needs to know all of his options.
Sam: He needs to know that he's going to get through this. I'm going to go check on him.
Emily: So what are his options?
Monica: If the medication doesn't work, then it's brain surgery.
Emily: And we both know that's not an option because he's not going to do it.
Monica: Well, I don't think I would either, Em.
Monica: I mean, he could end up just a lot worse than he is right now. Oh, I haven't -- I haven't allowed myself to think of Jason’s future in so many years. I know that Alan is hoping that -- that he'll wake up after one seizure and he will be Jason Quartermaine all over again, that bright, shining star so gifted and so -- so full of promise.
Emily: We can all be pretty sure that's not going to happen, huh?
Monica: I just want him to live. I rebuilt a relationship with him once. I could do it again, if he would just survive. But he's not going to agree to brain surgery.
Sam: So I'm -- I'm on my way to pick up Chinese. Do you think your stomach remembers? Mu shu pork or shrimp lo mein?
Jason: What's wrong?
Sam: Nothing. I get emotional when I'm relieved. There is a- - a problem, but the doctors are going to start you on medication right away and everything is going to be fine.
Jason: Why are you so scared?
Carly: I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Sonny: What happened?
Carly: It's Reese.
Sonny: Give me the knife. How is she, Ric?
Ric: She's got a pulse.
Carly: I couldn't stop. I'm sorry.
Sonny: Come here, come here. Give me the knife.
Carly: No --
Sonny: Give me the knife.
Carly: I know -- I know I should've, but I --
Sonny: Come on.
Carly: I tried.
Sonny: It's all fine now, right?
Carly: She wants to destroy our family I -- I can't protect you. I just -- the boys.
Sonny: Listen to me, listen to me. There's no need to protect. I am safe.
Carly: Sonny, she's after us.
Sonny: You did real good. You did real good.
Carly: It's my fault. It's all my fault. It's all my fault.
Sonny: No, no.
Emily: Jason's condition could be terminal unless he agrees to treatment, and Tony put him on a new medication, but if it doesn't work, he's going to need surgery.
Elizabeth: Oh, God, Em.
Emily: Yeah, he won't do it, Elizabeth. You know, anybody who knows Jason knows that he would rather die than risk a surgery that's going to put him in a coma.
Elizabeth: Well, the medicine will work.
Emily: No, what if it doesn't? You know, Jason’s been living on borrowed time for years. I mean, this might really be it.
Elizabeth: Ok, what can I do to help you?
Emily: I don't know. You know, when I heard the prognosis and I realized that Jason really could die, all I wanted was, you know, to have someone hold me and -- and let me scream that this isn't fair.
Elizabeth: You need Nikolas.
Nikolas: Maybe you're right. Maybe it's just best to have everything out in the open.
Courtney: Well, we have nothing to hide. I'll just move back into my loft, I'll give Jax the divorce he wants. I don't need his money. I never did.
Nikolas: What about the baby?
Courtney: Oh, gosh. Well, you know there's going to be a custody battle no matter what I do. At least this way Elizabeth will know what's really going on.
Nikolas: She and Lucky are going to need our support.
Courtney: Yeah, I'm not exactly their favorite person.
Nikolas: Hey, once they get to know you, Courtney, they won't feel that way.
Courtney: You know what? We're free now. Nothing else matters. We can see each other whenever we want. You know, no more secrets, no guilt.
Sam: I get to be scared, ok? I mean, if the doctor tells me that there is something wrong with the man I love. The medication is for wha--
Jason: What are the chances it'll work?
Tony: I want you to start the medication right away.
Sam: Ok. Is it going to -- is it going to help him with the seizures?
Tony: That's what we're hoping, but it's a rare condition, so there's no guarantees.
Jason: What if the medication doesn't work?
Tony: Then we look for other options, but let's just deal with this one right now, ok?
Sam: Yeah, ok, that sounds good.
Tony: And I've advised the nurses I'm leaving the medicine with you because we want to limit contact with the staff. I know there's an issue.
Sam: Yeah, thank you.
Tony: Ok, follow the instructions carefully and we'll just hope for the best.
Sam: Ok. Whew.
Jason: Did I do something to that guy?
Sam: What are you talking about?
Jason: Just a feeling.
Sam: Here, just -- just take this, ok?
Jason: I'm not sure I want to remember. Maybe I don't want to be who I was before.
Nikolas: I think I should come with you.
Courtney: No, absolutely not.
Nikolas: What -- I don't want you to have to deal with him alone.
Courtney: Well, this -- this is between me and Jax. It has nothing to do with you.
Nikolas: I -- I wish that were true, Courtney, but --
Courtney: Look, Nikolas, Jax chose to look me in the eye and tell me that he loves me, but he doesn’t. You know, he swore that he wanted me to be the mother of his child when that's really the last thing that he wants.
Nikolas: But you and Jax were fine until I came along.
Courtney: Oh, come on. You know better than that. Jax loves the chase. But when he wins, he needs another chase. I mean, it's anything to keep from getting too close. Look, if it hadn't been the surrogacy arrangement, it would've been something else. You know, he needed another challenge, another chase, so paying Elizabeth to have his child was perfect. You know, he protected himself; he hedged his bets.
Nikolas: Jax won't see it that way, Courtney.
Courtney: Look, I will never be the woman that Jax really wants. That means that he never has to get too close. You know, he's never going to put his heart at risk or show me who he really is inside, and I refuse to live like that.
Nikolas: Ok. It sounds like you really thought this through.
Courtney: Yeah. Well, I've had my share of dark times, too. I'm not even a Cassadine.
Nikolas: But you know Jax will blame us for this.
Courtney: Oh, yeah, I'm sure he will. But, you know, Nikolas, he's -- he's kind of right.
Courtney: My marriage is so over. I just -- I need to see him face to face, just the two of us.
Nikolas: All right. Ok. Well, I'll just -- I'll wait here for you.
Courtney: You don't have to do that.
Nikolas: I know. You telling me not to?
Courtney: No. I guess it would help knowing --
Nikolas: All right, all right, then I'll be right here.
Nikolas: All right.
Emily: It's not just that I need Nikolas to help me with Jason. It's that I'm finally realizing that Nikolas is my family. You know, I -- I married him. I promised to stay with him, for better, for worse. You know, I'm finally starting to understand what that means now. I can't just walk away.
Elizabeth: Well, then you better start walking back.
Emily: I don't know.
Elizabeth: Go, Emily, tell him everything. It's not too late. Jax and Courtney got back together and you guys can, too.
Emily: Ok, you're right. I have to see him tonight.
Sonny: Ok. You saved Carly’s life. Thanks.
Reese: Yeah, well, once we got here, she tried to kill me. I fought her off, but it was close. Sonny, she needs help. She needs to be committed.
Carly: Hey, what is she talking about?
Sonny: It's -- you just need to just rest for a second, ok?
Carly: Don't turn your back on her.
Sonny: I'm not turning my back, I'm right here. You see that?
Reese: One minute we're trying to get out of here, and the next she's got a knife to my back. I tried to talk her down, but then she knocks me unconscious. If you guys hadn't gotten here --
Sonny: Ok, Carly had plenty of chances to kill you, she didn't do it.
Reese: I know you want to believe that --
Sonny: What's there to believe? You're alive.
Reese: She's dangerous.
Carly: What is she saying?
Sonny: Uh -- Carly, seriously, I'm ok.
Carly: Sonny --
Carly: She's trying to kill us.
Carly: That's why she wanted us to come down here. She knew there was going to be a flood.
Reese: Thank God.
Ric: That's the rescue team.
Carly: What are we going to do here?
Sonny: Ok, Carly -- Carly, listen, ok? I am going to take care of it.
Carly: Ok, just don't let them take me to the hospital. Just don't let them --
Sonny: No one's going to take you to the hospital. Are we clear on that?
Ric: Sonny, she needs help.
Sonny: So did you. We didn't lock you up. I can take care of her better than a hospital can.
Ric: Sonny, she needs more help than we can possibly give her.
Sonny: I need both of you to work with me here.
[Pounding on door]
Man: It's the sheriff! Everybody all right in there?
Ric: Hey. I'm glad you got here.
Sheriff: These are the women you were looking for?
Ric: Yeah, we -- we just found them.
Sheriff: Are you ladies all right?
Reese: We're a little shaken.
Sheriff: Did you cut yourself?
Carly: I'm all right.
Ric: Well, thanks for helping us find them.
Sheriff: These women need medical attention.
Ric: Yeah, don't worry about it. We'll -- we'll take care of it. You know, I'm sure you guys have plenty of other people you need to track down.
Sheriff: You'll get her to a hospital?
Ric: Yeah, absolutely. We'll get her the help she needs.
Sheriff: All right, be safe.
Ric and Reese: Thank you.
Sonny: All right, we got to get going. Listen to me, hold on. Ric, can you take her to the car?
Ric: I will.
Sonny: I need to speak with Reese alone.
Carly: No, Sonny. She's trying to destroy us, she's a fed.
Sonny: That's -- I know what I'm doing. I can handle her, believe me. So you just need to go with Ric, ok?
Carly: I hate Ric.
Sonny: You do anything to Carly, you're going to have to deal with me, Ric.
Ric: I understand.
Sonny: Ok. Come on. Come on. What? It's ok, Carly, come on.
Reese: You can't keep putting on these little shows for Carly’s benefit.
Sonny: You're right.
Sonny: Yeah. You could've turned her in just now. You didn't
Reese: I'm not going to dump her into a Florida mental institution. But can you please get her some help when we get back to Port Charles?
Sonny: I'm going to do whatever I can to take care of Carly. And when she's better, we can get on with our lives.
Sam: You have trusted me this far so, please, just trust me now. You are the love of my life. You love me and I love you.
Jason: What if the medication doesn't work? I mean, I -- I don't remember anything.
Sam: Then I'm going to do whatever it takes. I'll start all the way over if I have to. I need you. You are all I have.
Sam: Thank you.
Elizabeth: So underneath all the hurt, Emily finally realized that she really does love Nikolas and that he is who she wants to be with for the rest of her life.
Lucky: Well, let's just hope they find a way back together.
Elizabeth: Oh, they will, and so will Jax and Courtney, because I refuse to believe that this will not work out.
Lucky: Maybe you're right. Maybe love really will find a way.
Elizabeth: Hmm. You don't sound so convinced.
Lucky: I'm trying.
Elizabeth: The nightmare is over -- for all of us.
Emily: Nikolas. I -- I can't believe you're out here. I was just on my way to the launch.
Nikolas: For what? Are you going out to Wyndermere?
Emily: Listen, I just realized tonight. Oh -- listen, something terrible happened with Jason and -- oh, look, I know I'm not making any sense. I -- I realized tonight, Nikolas, that I love you more than I'll ever love anyone. I love you the way Lila loved grandfather. She forgave him for a lot more than you've ever done. She stayed with him through the bad times, like I want to stay with you. Nikolas, it was a mistake to ask for a divorce. We have a real love. We have a connection that can't be broken. I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Please tell me it's not too late.
Courtney: Were you waiting for me?
Jax: I was. I thought we should spend a little time together, get to know each other again.
Courtney: Or not.
Jax: Everything all right?
Courtney: Oh, I'm really good, actually.
Jax: Where have you been?
Courtney: At Wyndermere -- making love to Nikolas.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Monica: You need to be here for observation.
Jason: I don't want to be observed.
Carly: I need to see Sonny!
Ric: Please, Sonny wants you to stay here.
Reese: What Sonny wants may not be the best thing for Carly.
Jax: From waitress to shacking up with a prince -- you did pretty well for yourself.
Emily: Give me another chance?
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