GH Transcript Monday 12/26/05

General Hospital Transcript Monday 12/26/05

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Nurse: You know Patrick Drake, don't you?

Robin: Unfortunately, I -- never mind, I take that back. He is actually an excellent surgeon.

Nurse: Not to mention hot.

Robin: If you like that type.

Nurse: What's not to like? He's handsome, charming --

Robin: With an ego the size of Wyoming.

Nurse: I like a man who takes charge. He was checking me out earlier, but I'm not sure if he's really interested.

Robin: Well, if he looked at you the way that he looks at himself in the mirror, he's in love.

[Nurse laughs]

Ric: Is he awake?

Guard: Yeah.

Ric: Thank you. Hello, Manny. Remember me?

Manny: You got -- you got shot when I hit Sonny's house, and then you shot me. It seems pointless now.

Ric: Hmm. Well, listen, I don't know if the surgery took away your violent urges or if you're just shining us on, but my wife is defending you, so don't make her or me regret it.

Emily: So, I checked your chart and your vitals are strong and all the tests indicate that your surgery was successful.

Jason: Ok. Why couldn't I go home for Christmas, then?

Emily: The doctors are just being cautious, you know, which is good, because Carly would've demanded that you go over to her house which would've, you know, tired you out.

Jason: Yeah, well, as long as Michael and Morgan had fun, then --

Emily: Yeah, I'm sure they did. Although, I thought it was a little selfish of Carly to whisk them off, you know, to her house without including Sonny, I don't know. He would've been alone on Christmas Eve if I hadn't stopped by.

Michael: Mom, I found your keys.

Carly: Oh. Great. This is going to take me a little while to get organized.  So, are you ready to go to your dad's?

Michael: Yeah. You sure you don't want to come with us?

Carly: Know what, babe? We had a great Christmas Eve and we had a great Christmas Day and now it's time for you to go spend some time with your dad, ok?

Michael: Ok.

Carly: Yeah.

[Knock on door]

Carly: Come in --

Sonny: Merry Christmas.

Michael: Merry Christmas.

Sonny: How was it -- good?

Michael: Yes, it was.

Sonny: All right, good.

Michael: I have a present for you.

Sonny: Yeah?

Michael: Yes.

Sonny: I have a present for you.

Michael: Really?

Sonny: Go.

Michael: I'll go tell Leticia and Morgan that you are here.

Sonny: Nice -- nice place.

Carly: Thanks. I like it. I'm still getting unpacked.

Sonny: Don't bother, because you're not staying.

Alexis: You can't do that.

Ric: What, I can't be concerned for your well-being?

Alexis: No, it's my client; it's my case. You can't interfere.

Ric: I understand that. I just wanted to check him out, make sure he was on the level.

Alexis: There's a whole team of doctors here that believe that he isn't dangerous.

Ric: Alexis, Ruiz killed how many people? Look, I don't know if his surgery took away his aggressive tendencies, but you and I have no idea what's really going on in that head of his.

Alexis: If I'm going to defend him, I'm going to have to be alone in a room with him.

Ric: Ok, ok. Just please be careful, all right?

Alexis: Ok. What is that?

Ric: It's what I think Durant is going to use against your client.

Dillon: Are you ready for a triple feature?

Georgie: Yes, Dillon. I want to see all those movies, too, but do we have to do it all at once?

Dillon: Yes, we do, because I want to wallow in cinematic problems that actually get solved instead of dealing with my nonstop dysfunctional family. Thank you.

Georgie: Has your mom said anything about letting you move back into the dorms?

Dillon: Yeah. She said absolutely not, and if I bring it up again, she's going to dock my tuition. All I really -- all I can do is hope that at the end of this whole thing, I'll have a film career and I'll get a chance to direct. That's -- ok, I know you've heard the artistic destiny speech more than once but can you, like, pretend to be interested, please?

Georgie: I'm sorry, Dillon. I -- I got a letter from Diego and I'm not sure if I should open it or not.

Dillon: Donít.

Jax: If it's possible, you could perhaps incorporate some kind of water element, maybe a water fountain of some kind. Courtney. Hey.

Courtney: Yeah.

Jax: There's someone I'd like you to meet.

Courtney: Um -- yeah. Jax, I'm kind of in a hurry. I have to go.

Jax: Well, this isn't going to take long. Her name's Roberta Cutler. She's a designer from New York. I flew her up to look at the hotel's conference room, and I was wondering if you had time if you wanted to talk to her perhaps, get some ideas for the nursery and your loft?

Courtney: Well, what makes you think that I'm staying in the loft after the baby's born?

Patrick: I'm sorry. I'm new to the hospital. I didn't realize this was the ladies' changing area.

Robin: Well, now you know.

Nurse: Though it's not a hard and fast rule.

Robin: So juvenile.

Patrick: It was an honest mistake. I didn't mean to embarrass you.

Robin: Well, you didnít.

Patrick: Then why are you so flustered?

Robin: Ok, now would be a really good time for you to turn around and leave.

Patrick: Can I make an observation first?

Robin: You're obviously going to anyway.

Patrick: You're an attractive, interesting, intelligent woman, so why is it you don't have a social life?

Robin: Why do you assume I don't?

Patrick: When was the last time you went out to dinner or a movie or an art show with somebody else?

Robin: An art show -- ok. I just got back here from Paris, and I have been --

Patrick: France, I get it. I understand. Am I supposed to believe you were some sort of party animal while you lived in France? When was the last time you were on a date?

Robin: I think that falls in the category of none of your business.

Patrick: I don't get it, Robin. Why do you hide from the world?

Robin: See you around.

Patrick: Robin? Life doesn't end at the doors of the hospital. You know what they say -- this isn't a dress rehearsal.

[Pager beeps]

Robin: Thank you.

Emily: It's not like I spent the night at Sonny's, Jase. I just went over there after the Hospital Christmas Party, you know. I only meant to drop off a gift but, you know, Sonny looked so lonely and, I don't know, my heart went out to him and I could've gone home to the Quartermaines, but I felt that he needed me. Look, Jase, I can feel that you're worried about me, but you don't have to. I'm fine. I just happened to be around when Sonny was going through all of this trouble. He could talk to me; we're friends -- nothing more.

Jason: Well, that's not what you told me before. You know what? I'm not going to tell you how to live your life because you've never told me how to live mine. But I would hate for you and Sonny to start something that could end up hurting both of you.

Carly: What do you mean, I can't stay here? I bought this house with my own money, Sonny.

Sonny: Yeah, but see, the house is situated on a corner. You can't be protected.

Carly: No, no, no, no, no. This is a good neighborhood and there are families on both sides of the house.

Sonny: Carly, I just want you to move out. I'll help you out in any way you need.

Carly: No, you always do this, you know that? You always do this. Whenever I find a house, you tell me it's not safe. No! I found this place on the internet and you know what? I researched the neighborhood, and I did all this while I was stuck in Roselawn, and I'm staying here and you're wasting your breath telling me I'm not.

Sonny: Ok, you're my ex-wife; Michael and Morgan are my sons. There's a lot of people who would love to use you to get to me. I can't let that happen.

Carly: So this is about you? This is about you?

Sonny: Well, when it comes to safety, yeah, it's about me.

Carly: Fine. Then you tell me if there is some kind of specific threat and if there's not, I am more than capable of protecting my boys.

Sonny: Why are you being so stubborn?

Carly: No, no, no, don't tell me I'm being stubborn. This isn't about me being stubborn. This is about you being controlling and holding on.

Sonny: Ok, for one second, can you think about the boys?

Carly: I am thinking about the boys. They love this house.

Sonny: Well, there's a lot of houses they could love around town.

Carly: I picked this one.

Sonny: Well, see, now you're taking a stand to spite me, digging in your heels, because you cannot admit that I'm right.

Carly: No, you are so off base.

Sonny: Ok. When you're defensive like you are right now, it means that I'm right.

Carly: Unbelievable.

Lorenzo: Ah. You have company. Carly, the new house is great. But you need security.

Sonny: Security? Who are you trying to protect her from?

Jax: I didn't realize that you were going to give up your loft.

Courtney: Well, I mean, it can't be a shock to you, Jax, that I might move into Wyndermere with Nikolas.

Jax: No, I just wasn't aware that Nikolas asked you.

Courtney: Well, he hasn't formally asked me.

Jax: Oh.

Courtney: But since we're together now --

Jax: I -- are you planning to get married as soon as our divorce is final? Is that --?

Courtney: Whoa. No. We're not rushing into anything.

Jax: Oh. So you just want to live together first? Ok, so when would this be? I mean, is this before the baby's born or --

Courtney: Jax, I don't know. I don't know, ok? We haven't worked out the details. Everything's happened so quickly. I don't know.

Jax: So you haven't made any definite plans yet?

Courtney: Oh, Jax. Don't do this to yourself.

Dillon: If you read that letter, it's the first step towards getting sucked back in. You start writing him, and then he asks you to visit, and then the next thing you know, you're fighting to get him released.

Georgie: Am I really that predictable?

Dillon: Yeah. You're like -- you know what you are? You're like all great movie lawyers -- you're the champion of the underdog -- except you don't have a law degree and you know he's guilty.

Georgie: I also know he's sorry, Dillon.

Dillon: Ok, well, you know, he did what he did and he's paying for it and it's sad. But you know what? We deal with it, because that's the way it goes.  Hey! Planning on paying for that?

Lulu: Why should I? My dad and my aunt own the place. Hey, Georgie, who do you know in Pentonville?

Georgie: None of your business.

Dillon: Georgie, throw it away, ok?

Lulu: Don't you want to know what it says?

Georgie: Excuse me -- Lulu --

Lulu: Come on. Ok. "Dear Georgie, I know my life is ruined, probably forever, and the --"

Dillon: You know what? Um -- that's enough. Why don't we -- uh -- leave it in the trash, where it belongs?

Alexis: So why did you come up with all that research for me?

Ric: Wait a minute, I think I missed the part where you say "Thank you, Ric."

Alexis: Thank you, Ric.

Ric: Ok.

Alexis: So tell me.

Ric: I just thought you might need it.

Alexis: I didn't think you believed in this case.

Ric: No, I believe in you, Alexis. I believe in your commitment to your clients, and I know you're going to do what you feel is right.

Alexis: I appreciate that.

Ric: I mean, we may argue and everything, you know.

Alexis: Well, bicker, spar --

Ric: Bicker, spar -- all that stuff, but we do respect one another, I think, personally and professionally. We got that going for us.

Alexis: And a lot more than that.

John: Ah, counselor.

Ric: Oh, great.

John: I need to speak to you about your client, Manny Ruiz.

Ric: See you tonight.

Alexis: I thought you were going to let Dara Jensen try this case.

John: Oh, she's been very helpful, but I'm going to be trying Manny myself, and I expect you to let justice be served. We both know how dangerous it would be for Manny Ruiz to get back on the street. He has killed people, he has created destruction and mayhem, and --

Alexis: And suffered from a brain anomaly on his brain. To Manny, it's as if he's looking back at someone else.

John: You can't actually believe that garbage. That's a ploy. That's like saying you're pleading insanity because your client has eaten too much sugar.

Alexis: I'm simply dealing with the facts. I've talked to the experts; I've read the medical research. A malformed artery impaired his ability to reason. Legally he is not culpable for the crimes that he committed.

John: Alexis, sweetheart --

Alexis: Don't call me "sweetheart."

John: This is just you and me here. There's nobody's hand on the bible. Manny Ruiz almost killed you and your child and Ric. You don't want him on the street any more than I do. Why do you think I had the judge assign you to this case in the first place?

Alexis: You want me to throw this case?

Patrick: You're making an excellent recovery.

Jason: Well, when can I go home?

Patrick: Today. As soon as the final test results come back, I'll sign your paperwork.

Sam: Great. Thank you. We can finally go home.

Jason: Sounds good to me.

Patrick: Little distracted in the locker room?

Robin: What?

Patrick: Your buttons.

Robin: They were -- the last thing that your ego needs right now is a compliment, but you did an excellent job on Jasonís surgery. So for that, I thank you.

Sam: Are there any guidelines or anything we should follow or --

Patrick: Just show appropriate caution; take it easy for the first couple of weeks. And by the way, if you're back on the streets again trying to get yourself killed, it might tarnish my reputation.

Jason: I'm not your problem anymore, Dr. Drake.

Patrick: Hey, you're not going to get any lectures from me about your precious gift you've been given -- Dr. Scorpio's area of expertise. After all, she came back from Paris and found me and convinced me to do the surgery. I'm looking forward to see how you express your gratitude. I'll get your paperwork done.

Jason: What was that all about?

Sam: If you're asking for trouble, you're probably going to get it.

Sonny: What are you doing here, Alcazar?

Carly: That's a good question.

Lorenzo: I have something to share with you. Privately.

Carly: I thought I made it clear that I really want to try and live my life on my own.

Lorenzo: Well, your other ex-husband obviously didn't get the message.

Carly: Well, that's because he's here to pick up the boys, and you know what? After that, I'd really like some time by myself in my new house.

Lorenzo: You know, I thought you'd want a copy of our divorce decree for yourself.

Carly: The court sent it to you?

Lorenzo: Evidently, they don't have your new address.

Carly: I'm sorry, but this is private. I need to go over some things with him.

Sonny: Yeah, well, I'm going to leave when my sons come down, so --

Carly: Ok, but you know what? Don't tell them that you don't like the house, because we're not moving.

Sonny: Yeah, yeah, yeah, we'll discuss that later.

Carly: No, you know what? We should discuss this now, since you're both here and you both can listen. From now on, I'm living my life for me.  You both are my ex-husbands, and you both have tried to take care of me in your own way. But you know what? I don't need taking care of anymore. I don't need anyone to rescue me or to arrange for security. I don't need anyone to choose my house or make decisions for me. From now on, Carly Corinthos will be taking care of herself, ok?

Courtney: You're looking for problems in my relationship with Nikolas, but you're setting yourself up for disappointment. All right, Nikolas and I are happy, ok? It's working out. We have every intention of staying together.

Jax: Well, that's what I thought about our marriage.

Courtney: It's a different situation. You can't compare it.

Jax: We made decisions without thinking them through, and look where it got us. Our marriage is over.

Courtney: Jax, come on.

Jax: Look, you rush into things and you make mistakes. It's that simple, and all I'm saying is the same thing could happen with Nikolas.

Courtney: I know what I am doing. I realize that it is hard for you to accept, but you need to try, because this is the way that it is.

Jax: Ok. Ok, you know what? I know -- I know that eventually you'll move in with Nikolas. It's just in my heart I haven't accepted that yet.

Courtney: I appreciate your honesty.

Jax: Will you let your foolish ex buy you and the baby lunch?

Courtney: What do you think? Yeah, baby's hungry.

Jax: Ok. Let's eat.

Lulu: For future reference, I don't like having letters snatched out of my hand while I'm still reading them.

Dillon: Guess what -- wasn't your letter.

Lulu: Oh, no, it was Georgieís, and do you always let Dillon decide what you read?

Dillon: No, I don't do that, and by the way, you have no idea what's going on.

Georgie: Diego was a really good friend of ours, and he did something really awful and trashed his entire life. But Dillonís right, there's nothing we can do for him.

Lulu: I -- I didn't realize --

Dillon: Hey, I know you love throwing attitude, but can you not throw it in my direction? Because I'm not my mom, and I don't need you provoking me 24/7.

Lulu: Ok, I got it. I'm sorry. It's not your fault that the Cook person attacked me when I was trying to get a piece of toast.

Dillon: Ah, yeah, that's a house rule -- don't ever go in the kitchen. Even my mom's afraid of Cook.

Lulu: Well, how are you supposed to get a snack in the house?

Dillon: Alice. Alice is the key to everything.

Lulu: Alice doesn't like me.

Dillon: Yes, but she likes me. And if you make me a little deal and lay off of Georgie, maybe I will teach you the secret to surviving the Quartermaines. Deal?

Lulu: Deal.

Sam: If you want to try to impress Robin with your lame come-ons, that's her problem. But Jason is recovering from brain surgery. Goading Robin in front of him is probably not a smart idea.

Patrick: Well, from what I heard, Robin was the love of his life. I mean, aren't you worried that they're kind of a little --

Sam: No -- not that it's any of your business.

Patrick: Look, I'm just saying, if Jason and Robin have a reunion and you need some consoling, then I'm here for you.

Sam: No, what I need is for Jason to get well, so stop provoking him, ok?

Patrick: Look, I'm just trying to get the little oh-so-serious Dr. Scorpio a little fired up. I think there may be an actual person lurking somewhere underneath all that professional demeanor.

Robin: Patrick is so arrogant. I mean, he honestly thinks that he's doing women a huge favor by flirting with them. I just don't understand how he thinks that that is attractive.

Jason: Is that what's really bothering you?

Robin: He's irritating. I don't know, I guess I kind of like it that he thinks I'm a challenge, but as soon as he finds that I'm H.I.V.-positive, it'll end. Just like that, he'll stop looking at me. It happens every time. Except with you.

Carly: The boys and I had the best time at the new house. Then we cooked make-your-own pizza.

Bobbie: On Christmas Eve?

Carly: Yeah, well, you know, it's our favorite meal. It has protein, carbs, vegetables. Then Michael had to help me clean up the entire mess that Morgan made. And we hung stockings and we sang Christmas carols and we had the best time ever.

Bobbie: It sounds like a wonderful time.

Carly: I feel like everything is so great. I have my life, I have my new house, and I have two wonderful boys.

Bobbie: You deserve them all, honey.

Carly: Yeah.

Bobbie: I'm happy for you.

Carly: Thank you.

Bobbie: And if you want to go see Jason, you better hurry up because the doctor is releasing him today.

Carly: Really?

Bobbie: Yeah.

Carly: I'll see you later!

Bobbie: Go, go, go, go, go!

Carly: Ok, bye!

John: I read the report on your client's brain disorder.

Alexis: Then you're aware that they corrected the A.V. malformation that caused his violent behavior?

John: The doctors believe that's what made him violent.

Alexis: Did you speak to him?

John: Oh, yeah, he's throwing out the mea culpa to anybody who will listen, saying that he's sorry, he didn't mean it. [Spanish accent] Oh, he's a whole-new person now.

Alexis: And what if he really is?

John: [Normal voice] Or what if he's faking the whole damn thing?

Alexis: You know, I -- citing a case from Pine Valley, Pennsylvania. It's a guy named Jonathan Lavery. He went crazy; he kidnapped three people after he killed three others. They removed a brain tumor, and now he appears to be living as a law-abiding citizen.

John: Hmm. Unfortunately, it's not always that simple --

Alexis: And a lot of legal precedents --

john: As you will see. Alexis, I'm not talking to you as a lawyer right now. Would you please open this up and read it? The killer had a similar brain disorder to that of your clientís. The doctors were convinced that it was the cause of his abnormal deviant behavior. So they went in, they took care of the problem, and they released him from the hospital. The next day -- the very next day -- he went out and he killed an entire family -- husband, wife, and three children.

Alexis: It's just proof that every case is different.

John: It's proof that a sociopath like Manny Ruiz does not change, Alexis. If we work together --

Alexis: If I throw the case, if I let your railroad my client -- that's what you're asking me to do.

John: I'm not saying that. I'm not saying that. I'm pretty certain that you carry a little photograph of your two little girls in your wallet. I want you to take it out, Alexis. I want you to look at it and I want you to look at it hard and I want you to understand that if Manny Ruiz gets back on the street, he would cut their hearts out and he would not blink an eye.

Carly: Oh --

Manny: It's you.

[Cheers]

Manny: I'm sorry, Carly. I should've been looking where I was going.

Carly: Yeah, you should.

Officer: Are you -- you ok?

Carly: Just keep him away from me, ok?

Manny: Hmm. Look, let me just talk to her for a minute. Look, I know you must think I'm a monster after what I did to you and your family, the people that you care about.

Carly: You bet I do. I wish you'd fry.

Manny: Carly, I don't blame you. I hope I die. I wish there was some way that I could make it up to you. I'm sorry.

Alexis: He means it.

Sonny: Thanks for coming, Ric.

Ric: It's unexpected.

Sonny: Yeah. How's Alexis coming along with her big crusade? You think she'll be able to get Manny --

Ric: You know I can't discuss the points of the case with you, Sonny. If that's the reason that you called me over here --

Sonny: No, forget the case. I just, you know -- can I get you a drink?

Ric: No, thanks.

Sonny: I need a favor.

Ric: What?

Sonny: You used to be the D.A.; you got connections with the courthouse. You know, with the bailiffs and the rest of the crew there. When the verdict comes in, I just want you -- no matter how it goes, let me be in the room with Manny Ruiz. It's not going to take me that much time.

Ric: Good talking to you, Sonny. Emily, Merry Christmas.

Emily: Ric. So you're going to kill Manny?

Sonny: I'm not going to -- I'm not -- no, I'm not --

Emily: Sonny, I know it seems like the only solution --

Sonny: Listen -- listen. Your brother and I lead a certain kind of life. You knew about it when you were younger and you accepted it.

Emily: Because I love my brother. I -- I care about you both.

Sonny: Manny Ruiz terrorized people we care about, killed countless others. You don't think he deserves to die?

Emily: Whether I think it or not, it's not up to us.

Sam: Well, I think it's going to feel great to be home, won't it? We can finally get a bath and soak in it, even though you're -- don't go there.

Jason: Yeah, what was that --?

Sam: We'll order some food --

Jason: What was that about out there?

Sam: Dr. Drake? Look, I think he's a brilliant doctor and I will always be grateful to him for saving your life, but the guy is a world-class jerk.

Jason: Yeah, well, there's no question about that, you're right.

Sam: That's right. And forget harassing Robin -- I mean, she can obviously handle herself -- but what I didn't understand was that whole crack about you getting killed. Is that some sort of backhanded way of telling you to quit what you do?

Jason: Why does it matter to you?

Sam: I don't know. I don't know. I'm tired. I'm tired, I guess, of just -- I have been afraid for months, for you and for your life, and I just -- I want things to go back to normal. That's it. That's all. I want to stop worrying. You have always been honest to me about what you do and I accept it.

Jason: But?

Sam: But people might expect you to change. I mean, I saw it in Robin's face. I can see what Dr. Drake --

Jason: So I'm supposed to just walk away from my old life now?

Sam: No. You would never do that.

Jason: It's the only life I know. I have obligations I can't walk away from.

Sam: I know. And I don't want you to change, and I would never ask you to.

Dillon: Are you sure you don't want to come? I mean, they're all potential Oscar contenders.

Lulu: Oh -- I -- no. It's just too much sitting around in the dark.

Georgie: 10 minutes ago you had nothing to do.

Lulu: I totally forgot that I'm supposed to meet Elvis, so --

Georgie: "Elvis"?

Lulu: Yeah, he's my boyfriend.

Georgie: Oh -- oh.

Lulu: Ok, so I'll see you guys.

Dillon: Mm-hmm.

Georgie: She has a boyfriend named Elvis.

Dillon: Yeah, I've never seen him and he doesn't call, so I kind of doubt it.

Georgie: She should've come with us.

Dillon: Yeah, I know, but you can't push. She just gets prickly. I'm going to call the first thing.

Georgie: Oh -- I left my cell phone inside. I'll be right back.

Dillon: Yeah.

Carly: You expect me to believe that Manny Ruiz has developed a conscience?

Alexis: Well, you can believe whatever you choose to believe. The fact is he had an anomaly on his brain that triggered aggression.

Carly: You're defending him? Oh, my God, do you know how twisted that is?

Alexis: Medical evidence supports the fact that he was not responsible for his criminal actions. Excuse me.

Carly: He caused a train wreck that nearly killed you, your husband, and your child!

Alexis: I'm aware of that, Carly. As I said, there's a biological cause for his aggression.

Carly: Yeah, it's called genetics. He comes from a very violent, criminal family, ok, and Manny is the biggest whack job of them all. Do you know he killed his father? That is not aggression, that is just pure, raw evil.

Alexis: What I do know is it's not productive to sit and argue about this.

Carly: No, no, it's not. No, it's not at all. But we both know what this is about. This is you trying to get back at Sonny again.

Alexis: That's absurd, Carly.

Carly: Really? Why else would you bother with a piece of scum like Manny?

Alexis: I was appointed by the court. Every person has a right to a defense in this country. That's the way the system works.

Carly: Manny is dangerous. You need to lock him up and throw away the key.

Alexis: There's a lot of people that felt that way about you, Carly, when you lost your sanity and attacked Emily, yet here you stand.

Carly: Uh-huh, wow. Now you're comparing me to a psycho like Manny.

Alexis: I think Manny deserves a second chance just as much as you do.

Robin: How are you feeling?

Manny: Better physically, anyhow. Mentally, I got a ways to go.

Robin: What have you been thinking about?

Manny: The things I did. You know, I can't believe I hurt all those people. It's like I'm trapped in a nightmare.

Robin: Well, you -- you have a chance to make amends.

Manny: I want to but, you know, when people look at me with hate, I don't know what to say. How do I tell them that they don't have to be afraid anymore?

Robin: You just take it one day at a time, one step at a time. And don't try to fix everything at once, ok?

Patrick: Get some rest, Mr. Ruiz. I'll be back to check on you later.

Manny: All right.

Robin: Do you believe him?

Patrick: I don't know. Do you?

Robin: He seems like a changed man to me.

Patrick: Well, it just goes to show sometimes our preconceived ideas of people are wrong. The best thing we can do is give him a second chance.

Robin: Sometimes a second chance isn't possible.

Sam: Nice.

[Knock on door]

Carly: Hey. So you're getting out of here?

Jason: Yeah. As soon as the papers get signed, I'm out.

Carly: Well, that's great. I know how much you hate being here. Well, you must be doing well if they're letting you go home.

Sam: Yeah, he's getting there.

Carly: Don't worry, I'm not going to ask you for any favors, and I don't want to tire you out, but be careful when you go out there. Manny's up and walking around.

Jason: Where'd you see him?

Carly: I ran into him out in the hallway and the police dragged him away. Do you know that Alexis is defending him? Do you know that?

Jason: Yeah, yes.

Carly: This is insane. She could get him acquitted. He could walk out a free man.

Sam: Yeah, and do you know that Manny is faking the whole thing, using her to get away with everything he's done?

Sonny: The justice system makes mistakes all the time. Innocent people get convicted when they didn't do anything, and then you got guilty people who walk away with a slap on the wrist.

Emily: You can't be sure that that's going to happen with Manny.

Sonny: Manny Ruiz has escaped custody twice. He knows how to work the system. Convicted or not, he's going to try to get back on the street. I can't let that happen!

Emily: Sonny, this is a difficult conversation to have with you. I believe that you think that you're protecting your family --

Sonny: Sometimes I got to take matters into my own hands! Because I got to protect the people that I care about -- Carly, my children, you.

Courtney: I'm glad you talked me into going to lunch with you, Jax.

Jax: It wasn't so bad, was it?

Courtney: No, no, especially when you tell me stories about your wilderness adventures.

Jax: Well, it wasn't my fault that I got attacked by crickets when I was camping in Manitoba.

Courtney: Yeah, and tripped over your sleeping bag and fell in the creek? Nice.

Jax: I could've frozen to death.

Courtney: Well, luckily you survived to tell the tale.

Jax: Yes.

[Phone rings]

Courtney: Excuse me. Hello? Oh -- Nikolas, hey. How are you? Did they get the plane fixed? Oh, thank God. Really? Yeah, I love you, too.

Jax: Sounds like Nikolas is on his way back. That's good news.

Courtney: Yeah, it would be if it were true. It seems that when they were fixing the plane, they found evidence of sabotage.

Jax: Really?

Courtney: Yeah, yeah. Someone wanted Nikolas stranded, and they did it somewhere so far remote that he couldn't get a flight back in time for Christmas. Was that "someone" you?

Robin: Thanks.

Waitress: Will anyone be joining you?

Robin: No. Excu--

Patrick: This is silly. Give me one good reason why we shouldn't have dinner together.

Jason: How long does it take to look at test results and sign a few papers? I'm getting --

Sam: It's hospital policy. We can wait a few more minutes. Manny hasn't changed, and I know that in my heart.

Jason: Sam, I'm not going to let Manny hurt you again.

Sam: Manny, I would expect to do anything he could think of to be able to get on the streets and come after us again, but what I can't believe is Alexis. Is her ego really that big that she would ignore every horrible thing that Manny has done just for a win in court? If -- Jason, if that freak walks away from this and is able to commit another heinous crime, Alexis will be the one who --

Alexis: "Alexis" what?

Sam: You will be the one who is accountable.

Bobbie: Blood pressure's 120/80, and vital signs are good.

Manny: You think I could take another walk a little later, maybe go visit the chapel?

Bobbie: You're a religious man?

Manny: I never was before, but I feel like I have a few things to be thankful for these days so, you know, I thought I'd give it a try.

Bobbie: I'll check, see if you're allowed.

Manny: Thank you. You're Carlyís mother, aren't you?

Bobbie: Yeah.

Manny: I saw her today in the hallway.

Bobbie: I don't want to hear you talking about my daughter.

Manny: Carly hates me and she should.

Bobbie: She'll feel just fine once you're locked up -- where you belong.

Michael: I want to show you something.

Emily: Yeah.

Michael: Isn't this cool?

Emily: Oh, that is cool. Looks like you had a great Christmas, huh?

Michael: It was the best. I got every present that I wanted, and being with mom rocked. But it's weird. I missed you.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Courtney: How far are you willing to go to keep Nikolas from me and the baby? What do you have over him?

Patrick: Why are you trying so hard not to like me?

Sam: Manny put us through a nightmare.

Alexis: Jason is as much a killer as my client.

Emily: Your dad invited me to spend the night.

Carly: I want Michael and Morgan to come

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