General Hospital Transcript Monday 12/5/05
Proofread by Brian
Tracy: My, my, my. Sorry. There will be no joyriding in borrowed Bentleys tonight, babe. Hand them over.
Lulu: I don't need keys anyway. I can hot-wire.
Tracy: Oh, I'm sure you have a lot of marketable skills and you can make that list for me later. Right now, I want to know the information you said you had for me that I paid dearly for. Right now, the return on my investment has been zilch, so either you give me back the money or you tell me what your father is planning.
Luke: You are not going to pull a switch on me because we made a deal.
Carly: Oh, I missed the blood oath in the treehouse ceremony.
Luke: Blood oath is right. You would double-cross your own family?
Carly: Oh, please!
Luke: This is very unwise, Caroline. I don't forget things like this. It was me who talked your soon-to-be ex-husband into giving you the E.L.Q. stock in the divorce settlement.
Carly: Oh, that's right. You did that because you were so concerned about my welfare.
Luke: That and because I need the stock myself as leverage with Tracy.
Carly: It's my divorce!
Luke: It was my idea.
Carly: Well, now it's my stock to do with it as I please. I need a new start and I need something to build on, so I guess you're out of luck.
Luke: You are nuts if you think that I'm done with this, Caroline.
Carly: Well, bring it on, Uncle Luke.
Noah: Oh, jeez! What the hell's your problem?
Robin: You're Noah Drake, the neurosurgeon, right?
Noah: Oh. What? That guy's dead. He checked out a long time ago. Why don't you let him rest in peace?
Robin: I'm sorry, but I need you to hear me out.
Jason: I am not going to end up a vegetable, ok? I'm not going to live my life like that.
Sonny: I won't let you. I give you my word. I will not let that happen.
Sam: So, what? You'll kill him?
Sonny: If that's what he wants.
Jason: You mean that?
Sonny: I understand. I wouldn't be -- wouldn't want to be trapped inside my own body.
Jason: You know, making the offer is one thing. But could you really do it? I don't think so.
Tracy: Ok, you've got a choice. Either you tell me what your father is plotting or I make sure the next car you borrow has faulty brakes.
Lulu: Ok. Ok, relax. My dad is making a grab at some E.L.Q. stock.
Tracy: What? That's it? Ugh. He's more delusional than I thought. There is no way anybody on the E.L.Q. board is going to let him near their stock.
Lulu: Don't be so sure. My dad can be very convincing. Ask Mr. Alcazar.
Tracy: What does he have to do with it?
Lulu: Dad convinced him to give Carly his E.L.Q. stock in the divorce settlement.
Luke: Ah. Just who I need to see.
Skye: What do you want, Luke?
Luke: Brr. That was chilly.
Skye: What do you want?
Luke: My plan to get Tracy to sit up and beg has just rolled over and played dead.
Skye: Ugh. I'm already sorry I asked.
Luke: I talked Alcazar into putting his 30% of E.L.Q. stock into any divorce deal with Carly, and then I talked Carly into turning the stock over to me. Well, once a deal was set, Carly pulled a Spencer and now she says she's going to keep the stock, so I need Alcazar to pull the stock off the table.
Skye: What does any of that have to do with me?
Luke: You're in a unique and excellent position to convince Alcazar that Carly needs a diamond mine or a better mental health program, anything but that stock.
Skye: Ok, say I do it. What happens next?
Luke: Then you and I get the stock for ourselves.
Luke: Are you deliberately being thick? You know that the only thing that ties me to Tracy is that 15 million bucks she owes me -- that and the principle of the thing. So if I get 30% of E.L.Q. stock, well, then, that's my freedom, because in exchange for that stock, she's going to give me the money and the freedom, and then you and I can make mad, passionate monkey love until the cows fly home.
Luke: That's my Blaze.
Skye: I mean, what sexually functioning woman wouldn't turn down a chance to dangle herself in front of a rich, magnetic, handsome, soon-to-be-divorced hunk like Lorenzo Alcazar?
Luke: Don't run out of adjectives.
Skye: To describe Lorenzo? Oh, I don't think so.
Carly: What are you doing here?
Justus: I just stopped by to see how you were doing. But you seem skeptical.
Carly: Yes, I am.
Justus: Well, how long have you known me? Would I just pop in randomly like this while --
Lainey: What are you doing here?
Justus: Oh --
Carly: That seems to be the burning question.
Justus: I -- I actually just stopped by to see how Carlyís doing, but now that she's doing so well, I'm glad to see it, can I -- can I have a moment alone with you, please?
Lainey: Oh, I'm sorry. I'm busy right now.
Emily: Justus, hi.
Emily: Yeah. What's going on?
Justus: What are you doing here? Where -- where are the boys?
Emily: At Sonnyís.
Justus: Oh, that's funny. I thought you would've brought them here to see Carly.
Emily: No, she called and asked me to come alone.
Noah: Go away.
Robin: Not until I say my piece. I'm Robin Scorpio. You may have known my parents, Robert and Anna.
Noah: Yeah, I knew Robert.
Robin: I'm a doctor. I've been living in Paris for the past few years conducting research on brain trauma and memory loss. I was called in on a case in Port Charles to try this experimental treatment, but I've hit a wall. I've read your papers on brain trauma and I know that you could help my patient.
Noah: Just in case you can't put it all together here, I don't practice medicine anymore. This is my new specialty.
Robin: I think you worked with my patient's parents, Alan and Monica Quartermaine? Their son Jason was in a car accident 10 years ago. He suffered frontal lobe damage.
Noah: Memory loss. No emotional context.
Robin: Exactly. Now, he's suffering from transient cerebral ectopy.
Noah: From a hypo-perfused frontal cortex.
Robin: Without surgery, Jasonís prognosis is terminal. You are his last chance.
Noah: I don't save lives anymore.
Robin: And I don't give up. These are Jasonís latest test results. At least look at them.
Jason: The fact that you would offer to go that far -- I can't tell you what it means.
Sonny: You're like a brother to me.
Jason: Same here. That's why I'd never put you in that position. You carry around enough guilt. You're not going to have my death on your conscience.
Sonny: I'm going to carry it on my conscience no matter what happens.
Sam: Well, we all will, Jason, so why don't you just at least, please, I am begging you, consider this surgery? We will research the odds. We will go through the complications, we'll --
Jason: We already know the complications! I'm sorry. I -- I didn't mean to snap. I just don't want to be a burden.
Sam: You could never be a burden to me!
Jason: Why are you making me decide this again?
Sam: Why don't you want to take the chance to live?
Sonny: Hey. You might want to cut him some slack, ok, because he looks tired. I don't know.
Sam: He looks tired? Yeah, of course he looks tired. He is dying. And he has accepted it!
Jason: I do -- I do understand that this is hard for you, Sam, but you --
Sam: No, I'm not really sure that you do! I am supposed to sit back, no tears, and watch you give up on the one thing that is more precious to me than any other -- your life. When I wanted to die, you didn't let me give up on mine. You gave me a reason to live.
Jason: It's not the same.
Sam: I have never -- I have never seen you give up on anyone or anything. You risked everything to come back to Port Charles and save Sonny. You went back into that tunnel to make sure Carly got out. And when everyone else had given up, you had refused. Jason, you refused to believe that Michael was dead, and now you're going to sit back and accept your death because you don't like the odds? You beat the odds every day, Jason. What are the odds you're still alive considering the kind of work you do?
Jason: It's not the same! Everything I survived is because I was in control. I was able to do it my way. I don't know, maybe --
Sam: Maybe what? What?
Jason: Maybe this is what's supposed to happen.
Sam: You know what? Hey, I don't believe that. And I never will.
Jason: Sam -- come on, come on. Sam!
Sonny: Now what?
Jason: We say goodbye.
Noah: Come on in.
Robin: Oh. Um --
Noah: Yeah, be it ever so humble.
Noah: You're kidding, right? These are the x-rays of a dead man.
Robin: It's amazing that Jason has survived this long. Maybe he's been waiting for a miracle.
Noah: Me? You better hope that's not true.
Robin: So what do you think?
Noah: Well, I mean, you could enter here between the lesions.
Noah: The catch is you're going very close to this area of temporal nerves. I mean, it's tricky but doable.
Robin: So you'll do it? You will perform the operation?
Noah: No, I didn't say that.
Robin: Look, I realize it's been a long time since you operated.
Noah: It's more than that. I can't go back to Port Charles.
Jason: Maybe this is a bad idea. There's no reason to make a big deal of this.
Sonny: Deals don't come any bigger than this. I should be able to do this in my sleep, I've said goodbye to you so many times. When you left Port Charles to go out and see the world, when you looked me in the eye and you told me you didn't know me, when you and Sam started a life. And then there was the time in the cave that I don't even -- you don't know, but I said goodbye to you. That was rough. Never thought I'd see you again, but I did it. I walked away. This to me seems different, like I need to -- to stay here and fight to keep you here like Sam.
Jason: And I'm asking you not -- not to do that.
Sonny: To make it easier to accept the unacceptable? What about us, the people who need you, the people who care about you? Am I being selfish? Probably, but the hell with it. I don't want you gone.
Jason: You of all people should understand why I can't risk that surgery. Come on, would you want to live like that? In the dark, totally helpless? Depending on other people to go to the bathroom? Come on. I do want you to make this easier for me.
Jason: I got to help Sam come to terms with the way things are. And I don't have the strength to keep fighting and convincing everyone that I'm making the -- the only choice possible for me.
Sonny: Mm-hmm. I'm not saying goodbye. I mean, whatever happens after, a part of me will go with you.
Skye: Well, I hope that coffee's ok. I was thinking about some champagne for you but, ooh, it's a little chilly, you know?
Lorenzo: Well, I was hoping you wouldn't notice. You might button your coat, and I'm enjoying the view. What's this all about? Are we celebrating something?
Skye: Definitely -- your divorce. Have you signed the papers yet?
Lorenzo: Um -- half. Carly's next.
Skye: Oh. Well, Carly must be demanding no less than the world as a settlement.
Lorenzo: No, just my E.L.Q. stock.
Skye: Well, you're not thinking about giving them to her, are you?
Lorenzo: What's this about, Skye? What are you after?
Skye: Well, isn't that obvious?
Lorenzo: What's obvious is that you're acting like a fool.
Noah: Yeah, I used to be a big deal in Port Charles -- bright future, successful career. "Top of the cream of the crop" is what Dr. Hardy used to call me. He was right.
Robin: He said, modestly.
Noah: Neurosurgeons can't be modest. If you don't know that already, you will. Modest people don't open up somebody's skull positive they can fix the brain inside. You know what? You might be on to something. Maybe I got a little cocky. Maybe I wanted too much. I'm sorry you wasted a trip. I can't help you.
Robin: You can't or you won't?
Emily: You're apologizing?
Carly: Mm-hmm. They're words -- I know. And they don't really count for much, but I'm kind of limited here.
Emily: What exactly are you apologizing for?
Carly: Making assumptions about you and Sonny, going on the attack, accusing you of trying to take my place when that's ridiculous, because I don't have a place in Sonny's life. I get that now. Sonny's done with me and it's time for me to be done with him. And I feel better now than I have in a long time, so I am sorry, and whatever Sonny wants to do with you is none of my business.
Emily: No one's doing anything, Carly.
Carly: Yeah, if you say so. Emily, don't make the same mistake I did. Donít. I am locked in a mental facility because I became so obsessed, I lost myself in him. And now I have to start from point zero like any other addict, so a part of my recovery is that I need to --
Emily: Look, just stop, ok? I don't believe a word of this.
Jason: I need you to take care of Sam -- you know, not just emotionally. Manny's out there.
Sonny: Then I'll protect her like she's family.
Jason: Thank you.
Sonny: Ok, I'll go ahead and let you guys --
Jason: Wait, just -- thank you for everything -- friendship, the respect, the family.
Sonny: It was my honor. There's no goodbyes.
Jason: No goodbyes.
Sonny: Ok? I don't know. I just feel like I should stay here till --
Sam: You know, that's not what Jason wants. I don't even think he wants me here watching and waiting and counting down the minutes. I mean, I have never been so terrified in my entire life.
Skye: I don't know why you're being so disagreeable. I only asked you here because I thought we could talk --
Lorenzo: Because Luke put you up to it. Here's my best guess -- Carly wouldn't sign over my E.L.Q. stock to Luke, so now he's having second thoughts about wanting her to have it. How did I do?
Skye: Right the first time.
Lorenzo: Skye, you deserve so much better than running around town buying props, helping Luke carry out one of his schemes. Am I missing something? What's in this for you?
Skye: Oh, please. Do not act smug around me, ok? I'm not the only one carrying a torch around here.
Lorenzo: You can't compare our situations anymore. You're still caught up in Lukeís web, while I've moved on. I'm not going to win by default because I sat on the sidelines longer than anyone else. And for the record, you shouldn't, either.
Carly: I can understand why you have a problem believing that I'm being straight with you. I mean, there's a lot of stuff between us and it's not all about Sonny. I went after you with a sickle, and I'm really, really sorry.
Emily: You know, Carly, it goes back a lot further than that. You have been in my face for years, causing trouble for my family, sticking yourself in the middle of any and every interaction that anybody ever had with Jason. You are rude, you're pushy, you're self-absorbed, and you never do anything without an ulterior motive. So there's no way that I'm going to swallow some overnight, half-baked apology from you.
Carly: Wow, listen to the mouse roar. You're going to stand there in your infinite wisdom and tell me that people can't change? That circumstances -- self-inflicted or otherwise -- can't force them to?
Emily: That's not what I said.
Carly: We all get a jumping-off point of starting over, so this is mine. Believe me or not, Emily, I don't care. There's no hidden agenda here. The only thing I want from you is to cross your name off this list of people that I have to apologize to so I can get out of here with some kind of confidence that I'm not going to come back. So, once more, I'm sorry. I am sorry for anything that I have done wrong to you, real or imagined. There it is.
Emily: Duly noted.
Carly: You still living with Sonny?
Emily: In the guesthouse, yes. Why?
Carly: Can you -- can you tell my boys hello?
Sonny: I want you to know something. If you weren't here, I'd never leave Jason no matter what he said.
Sam: I know.
Sonny: But, you know, you're the one he needs, and you're going to be able to do this.
Sam: I'm -- I'm trying. I'm trying really, really hard. You know, I'm trying not to go into early mourning, and I'm trying not to feel bad for myself.
Sonny: You need to let yourself think about it, right, embrace it. You and Jason have managed to grab that one thing that we all are reaching for. Celebrate it, mourn it, and then don't put restrictions on how much you allow yourself to feel because, you know, he'll be able to see that.
Sam: I know. You are right about that; Jason does see right through me.
Sonny: All right, well, I'm going to -- I'm going to go ahead and go, ok?
Sam: I -- um -- I'll call you when --
Sam: Hey yourself.
Jason: Sonny gone?
Sam: Yeah. Yeah, he's gone. You know, it's a really warm and beautiful night outside. We could maybe go sit on the porch and --
Jason: You don't have to take that.
Robin: You're a doctor. You took a sacred oath to help people.
Noah: And do no harm -- don't forget that one.
Robin: Oh, is that why you moved here into this hovel and trashed your career -- to drink yourself to death because you lost a patient?
Noah: Yeah, something like that.
Robin: We all lose patients, Noah. That is the heartbreak of our job. We can't let that stop us cold.
Noah: Oh, spare me the arrogance of youth, will you? Always spouting advice on subjects you know nothing about. Have you ever lost a patient you're in love with?
Robin: No, but I'm about to unless you help me!
Noah: I told you I can't do that.
Robin: Well, I don't accept your answer. Don't you understand that I can't? God. I am in no position to call you selfish, because my motives for being here are just that. Don't you get it? Jason's life means everything to me. I tried to help him, I tried so hard, and I failed him again! Please, please don't be the reason that I have to fail him a third and final time. Please.
Noah: I don't want them to see me like this.
Noah: Alan, Monica, Bobbie. Can you understand that?
Robin: Yes. Are you agreeing to do the surgery?
Noah: I don't want them to see me like this.
Robin: They wonít. I promise.
Tracy: My darling. You look handsome, but a little tired. Take a load off.
Luke: This has a peculiar sort of deja vu-all-over-again feeling about it.
Tracy: Brandy? Foot massage?
Luke: Stop, you're creeping me out.
Tracy: Can't I be nice to my beloved husband?
Tracy: Oh, I don't know, for old times' sake and loving memory of the man you used to be when your powers of persuasion and charm still worked. Your plan to control me with E.L.Q. stock -- it's not going to happen.
Luke: You think not?
Tracy: I know not. Now, I cannot stop Lorenzo from giving his lunatic soon-to-be-ex-wife his stock. However, I can prevent her from using it, and I can prevent her from giving it to you. See, she's mentally incompetent, not capable of making decisions -- aside from the fact that she would never give that kind of power to anybody, family members included.
Luke: Well, it doesn't matter. I've come up with something better. Something that's going to work a lot smoother, and I'm keeping a lid on it now that I know what a bloodhound you are. How did you find out about my deal with Carly anyway?
Lulu: From me.
Carly: You have the paperwork?
Lorenzo: It's right here. Divorce granted, E.L.Q. stock yours.
Carly: Great. Thanks.
Lorenzo: Not so fast.
Carly: Lorenzo --
Lorenzo: Dr. Winters tells me you're making remarkable progress.
Carly: Yeah. So, what, do you find that hard to believe? Oh, let me guess -- you're attached to the needy, pathetic Carly. Well, those days are gone, Lorenzo, because I don't need Sonny, I don't need you. All I want is out of this marriage, out of this place, and you agreed to give me a divorce.
Lorenzo: Well, I'm having second thoughts.
Justus: I'm sorry to interrupt, but I've just taken on a case that needs Dr. Winters' immediate input.
Dr. Kim: Well, we have a meeting scheduled.
Justus: My entire defense hinges on Dr. Winters' psychological evaluation, and there's no time to spare.
Dr. Kim: Well, if it's that urgent --
Justus: Trust me, it is.
Dr. Kim: We can pick up tomorrow.
Lainey: Ok. What are you up to?
Jason: If there's one thing you don't have to worry about, it's me ending this any sooner than necessary.
Sam: It broke.
Jason: We'll fix it.
Sam: What if we can't?
Jason: It's just a necklace. Don't worry about it, it's just a thing.
Sam: I remember the night that you gave it to me and the promises that we made.
Jason: And we kept every one. And I should've made you leave with Sonny.
Sam: Why would you even say that?
Jason: Because making you go through this, it's unfair, selfish, but I can't lose even one second of the time -- ahem -- I have left with you. Yours is the last face I want to see.
Skye: You got a problem.
Luke: Just the one? I'm a lucky man.
Skye: Carly gets to keep the E.L.Q. stock -- along with a sizable portion of Lorenzoís heart and soul.
Luke: Well, that must've been hard for you to hear.
Skye: Not as hard as it was for you to pimp me out to Lorenzo in the first place.
Luke: Oh, come on, Blaze. This would've been fun -- if you didn't have such a thing for that man.
Skye: Yeah, well, there's a lot of that going on in my life these days.
Luke: Just a minute. You know, everybody's turned in. They're all asleep. It's just you and me. You want to hang out a while?
[Opera music plays]
Lainey: You weren't lying when you said this was a formal occasion.
Justus: I'm trying to get you to take me more seriously.
Justus: I'm sorry. I want us to spend real time with each other. I'm talking dinners, Sunday afternoon drives, Knick games --
Lainey: Oh! You have Knicks tickets?
Lainey: I'm sorry.
Justus: I didn't know you liked basketball.
Lainey: I didn't know you liked opera.
Justus: I donít. I thought you did.
Lainey: No! I hate it!
Man and woman: Shh!
Carly: I don't want to be married to you.
Lorenzo: That's fine. I'll give you everything we talked about -- the divorce, the stock. All I ask in return is that you give us another chance, a chance to start over. No baggage, no strings, no expectations. Just a little chance.
Carly: That easy?
Lorenzo: Yeah. That easy.
Carly: Deal. You got your work cut out for you. I didn't feel a thing.
Noah: Wow. This place has changed almost as much as I have.
Robin: Oh -- incoming.
Noah: Oh, that didn't take long.
Alan: Oh, my God, are my eyes playing tricks on me? Noah Drake.
Noah: Alan, Monica.
Monica: Noah. I didn't think we'd ever see you again.
Alan: What are you doing here at General Hospital?
Bobbie: Oh, my goodness. Noah? Is this for real?
Noah: Come here and find out. Oh. Now it's starting to feel like home.
Bobbie: What are you doing here?
Monica: Oh, we just asked him the same question.
Robin: Dr. Drake has agreed to perform Jasonís surgery.
Singer: Do I need to be invisible to just survive? Or am I foolishly wasting my time? Try so hard to quiet my life with expensive dreams before they take me up and leave me wandering baby, it's just you and me
Sam: I know.
Singer: We got a thing they can't shake
Sam: I'm sorry.
Singer: Maybe it's a little hard
Sam: I can't help it.
Jason: We're going to get it fixed.
Jason: Because I'm having the surgery --
Singer: I wouldn't give it up, no
Jason: For you.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Jax: Courtney and I will be together by the time the baby's born.
Carly: I'm sorry, we're going to have to cancel that session.
Ned: Any idea what Carly has in mind?
Carly: Let's get down to business.
Emily: Robin found you a great surgeon. You're going to be fine.
Robin: Is this how you prepare for surgery?
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