GH Transcript Tuesday 7/25/06

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 7/25/06

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Elizabeth: Jason, it's Elizabeth. Call me as soon as you get this. I have something I need to discuss with you.

Alexis: Elizabeth?

Elizabeth: Hi.

Alexis: I'm sorry.

Elizabeth: That's okay --

Alexis: I didn't mean to startle you.

Elizabeth: No, I'm -- distracted.

Alexis: Oh. I know what that's like. I don't suppose that you talked to Lucky yet? I am anxious to ask him about those files that disappeared from the PCPD?

Sam: Okay, you know, we -- we can't just stand here all night.

Ric: Yeah. I'm not ready to go home yet, though.

Sam: No kidding. Neither am I.

Ric: Well, so what do we do about it?

Jason: Look, if you want to have an affair with Patrick, that's your business.

Carly: I'd rather have one with you.

Jason: Car-- Carly, it's not going to happen.

Carly: Wow. So much for helping your best friend. I need a distraction from Sonny. You can help.

Jason: Fine. Then be with Patrick, okay? Just be careful because I'm not sure I can clean up that mess. Ahem.

Carly: Because you'll be helping Sonny.

Jason: Yeah, if I can.

Carly: He's going to therapy. You know, maybe it'll work.

Jason: Well, then it would've worked years ago -- if I pushed him to get treatment.

Emily: I was frightened when you tore the dress off my body. I -- I didn't think that you'd hurt me. I was afraid for you.

Sonny: Yeah, but you saw me fly into rages, you saw me break things and, you know, talking to you like you were my dead wife, Lily. And, you know, I -- you were there when I knocked you down --

Emily: Ah.

Sonny: By the car, right?

Emily: It was heartbreaking to watch you suffer, Sonny, but I'm glad that I was with you. And -- and it all turned out for the best because now you're getting treatment.

Sonny: Lainey diagnosed me today. She says I have Bipolar Disorder.

Emily: Oh, Sonny -- listen -- oh. You know, being diagnosed is a first step toward getting better. You know that, right?

Sonny: Well, yeah, well, she says I got to take medications to stop my mood swings.

Emily: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: They don't know the exact -- actually, the pills are right here.

Emily: Yeah?

Sonny: They don't know the exact dosage, but they're going to try to monitor it very closely, and she says I'm going to have to take medication for the rest of my life.

Emily: Isn't it worth it to avoid another breakdown?

Sonny: I don't know how it's going to affect me or how I'm going to feel. I don't want to go through another breakdown. But I don't want to stop being myself, either. I may need to take this the rest of my life. It doesn't mean I have to start tonight.

Emily: Sonny, you can't keep playing Russian Roulette with your sanity.

Emily: Bipolar Disorder is a chemical imbalance. You can't just stop it by deciding that you want to. You've tried that time and time again and it didn't work.

Sonny: I'm -- I'm in therapy. What else --

Emily: And Dr. Winters prescribed the medication. You need it to stop your mood swings and to keep yourself from breaking down again.

Sonny: The whole point of taking lithium is to control my emotions. I don't want my -- my feelings dictated by drugs.

Emily: I'm not going to let you rationalize your way out of this, Sonny. Dr. Winters wanted you to take this medication now, right?

Sonny: Right, but you need to listen to what --

Emily: Well, then you need to take it.

Sonny: I don't know what -- what lithium is going to do to me. I don't know how it's going to affect me, and I'm -- I'm not ready to find out.

Alexis: So how's Lucky feeling about his new promotion?

Elizabeth: He's thrilled. He's wanted to be a detective for so long, and now he's finally made it.

Alexis: So I take it everything is good with the two of you.

Elizabeth: Yeah, the higher salary definitely helps, but I wouldn't mind if he were home a little more.

Alexis: Oh, that would be nice.

Elizabeth: Yeah

[Elizabeth laughs]

Mac: Hi, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: Hi.

Mac: Excuse us. You wanted to see me?

Alexis: Excuse me. Yes. The Morgan/Escobar files disappeared from the PCPD.

Mac: They were stolen?

Alexis: I assume so. Do you know any cops that you suspect of being on Jason's payroll?

Mac: I know both Sonny and Jason have connections there, but I haven't been able to uncover the link.

Alexis: Which would explain why it's always so difficult to build a case against them.

Mac: Look, if it had enough evidence to file charges, we should be able to reassemble it.

Alexis: We can. We can secure an indictment but not a conviction. And besides, the information in that file was about money laundering, so no doubt Jason's already covered his tracks by now.

Mac: All right, I'll -- I'll look into the theft.

Alexis: While you're at it, will you see if there's a Jason/Sonny connection somewhere in the PCPD?

Georgie: Hey.

Elizabeth: Hey. Georgie, wasn't Maxie scheduled to work tonight?

Georgie: Yeah. Yeah, she was. She was running behind, so the volunteer coordinator called me to cover. She's here now, but she's just on a different floor. Could you please not tell my dad about this? He's only going to come down on Maxie and it's only going to make things worse.

Elizabeth: Well, is she okay?

Georgie: Yeah, yeah, she's fine. She's just, you know, been partying too hard lately.

Sam: I should be thrilled to have a mother waiting at home for me. But sometimes Alexis could just -- you know, gets on my last nerve.

Ric: Yeah, so I've noticed.

Sam: What, you've never felt like that?

Ric: Okay, yeah, Alexis can be very single-minded and controlling, and even though her intentions are good, she is sometimes hard to live with.

Sam: Oh. Listen to you -- how diplomatic.

Ric: Okay, yes, she does get on my nerves from time to time, but I get on hers, too.

Sam: Good. So it all evens out. Not bad.

Ric: She's just been so wrapped up with work lately. You know, the mayor's on her 24/7 -- "You got to make arrests" -- and -- you know what, I feel like going to Jake's. You want to join me?

Sam: Oh, I don't know.

Ric: Come on. I'm -- I'm asking you for a drink here. We live in the same house, we might as well start to get along.

Sam: Okay. Yeah.

Carly: You cannot buy into Ric's mind games. He just likes to twist the truth so he looks better in Sonny's eyes. It's garbage.

Jason: Carly, I know that, but I could've done something more to help Sonny.

Carly: You have made incredible sacrifices for Sonny. He's probably alive right now to go to therapy because of you, Jason.

Jason: But I knew something was wrong. I wish I would've known about a treatment or even looked into it. I could've pushed him to go sooner.

Carly: You could not have pushed him to go to treatment. You couldn't have.

Jason: I -- I didn't even try anything.

Carly: It wouldn't  have mattered. Look, Jason, the last time he had a breakdown, I told him that I thought he may have a medical condition and that he should see a doctor. He refused, okay? He wouldn't hear anything about it. Sonny's only at the point right now to get help because he put himself there. He wants to be there!

Jason: Sonny didn't need to go through that hell and neither did you.

Carly: You need to stop, okay? You have been loyal, trustworthy, and honest. You never lied to Sonny or tricked him or gone behind his back. You are more of a brother to him than Ric will ever be.

[Phone rings]

Jason: Yeah?

Elizabeth: Jason, it's Elizabeth. I guess you didn't get my first message?

Jason: No. I'm sorry, I've been busy.

Elizabeth: Okay, well, something important happened. I need you to meet me on the Elm Street Pier now.

Sonny: People said I was sick for wanting be with you. What if they were right?

Emily: The main reason that Jason didn't want us together is because he was afraid that you were going to hurt me. But you didn't, Sonny -- Jason admitted that himself. And now you're getting help, and you're going to be better.

Sonny: But Jason wasn't the only one. Everybody was against us being together. I didn't listen. I -- I knew that I could wreck you, and you know what? I stayed with you. That's being selfish.

Emily: Sonny, that's not true. We're together because you care.

Sonny: It's not just this Bipolar thing. It's the fact that how I -- the life that I lead. You know, people I love -- they get killed. They die. You know that.

Emily: We've already been through this.

Sonny: Yeah, but there are no easy answers. Emily, what if I continue this therapy, and I realize that it's not fair to you and I have to give you up?

Emily: You're looking for ways to back out of therapy, and that's only natural, okay? But I'm not going to enable you.

Sonny: So how would you feel if -- if this pulls us apart?

Emily: If you complete this recovery, and you decide that you don't want to be with me, then I will walk away.

Sonny: Just like that? No regrets?

Jason: Hey.

Elizabeth: Hey.

Jason: What happened? Are you okay?

Elizabeth: Yeah, yeah, I -- I'm fine. Look, I was at the PCPD earlier today looking for Lucky, and there was a file on one of the desks with some pages in it -- about you.

Jason: Did you see what was on the papers?

Elizabeth: Kind of looked like bank records.

Jason: Account numbers? Dollar amounts?

Elizabeth: I don't really know. But it doesn't matter because the file has been destroyed.

Jason: How do you know that?

Elizabeth: Well -- um -- I took the file from the PCPD and I ran it through the shredder at the hospital.

Jason: Elizabeth, if you had been caught stealing, you could be facing criminal charges. You know that?

Elizabeth: Yeah, but I wasn't caught.

Jason: Are -- are you sure nobody saw you?

Elizabeth: I'm positive.

Jason: Because they're going to be investigating the theft. I mean, why -- why would you even take that chance?

Elizabeth: Because. Because I saw the file and -- and all I could think about was everything you've done for -- for me and Lucky, especially letting him take the credit for Manny's death. I just -- I just wanted to pay you back.

Jason: I don't even know what to say. I'm grateful for what you did, but it was my business to handle, not yours.

Elizabeth: I only wanted to help you.

Jason: Okay, just -- just swear to me that you'll never do anything like that again.

Elizabeth: Yeah, okay. I swear.

Jason: Okay.

Sam: Okay, so why'd you choose to come here? It seems kind of low-rent for a buttoned-down Harvard graduate --

Ric: Oh, really? I didn't -- I didn't realize that you thought of me as such a stuffy and boring guy.

Sam: I didn't say that. Anyone who can jump in the lake with a 5-year-old stepdaughter is definitely not stuffy or boring.

Ric: Okay. Thank you very much. Good save. You were pretty good with Kristina yourself.

Sam: She's great. I like her. She's great. She's adventurous and smart, which might not be a good thing, since she likes to swim and she can't.

Ric: Yeah, well, you know what? She's just trying to be like her big sister.

Sam: I hope not. I hope not. It was a fun afternoon, though.

Ric: Yeah, it was. You know why? I think because you decided not to be defensive and just enjoy the moment. So what do you think, Sam? Can you do that tonight?

Carly: Hey, Lainey.

Lainey: Oh, Carly, I'm glad you could make it.

Carly: I assume this is about Sonny's treatment.

Lainey: Yes. Um -- he agreed to let me disclose any information that might affect his children.

Carly: What's going on?

Lainey: Come on, let's go sit over here.

Carly: Okay.

Lainey: Okay. So I diagnosed Sonny with Bipolar Disorder. It's a chemical imbalance that produces mood swings.

Carly: It is hereditary?

Lainey: It tends to run in families, but not every child of a Bipolar parent inherits the condition. But it does increase their chance.

Carly: So Morgan could turn out to be like Sonny?

Lainey: There's no way to know.

Carly: Is there a blood test or something that you can give him?

Lainey: No, there's no blood test for Bipolar Disorder, but I and Sonny wanted you to be informed so that you could be alert to the possibility.

Carly: Sonny's been through hell, you know, and -- I mean, to think that Morgan would go through any of it is just awful.

Lainey: We're not going to let that happen. Now, if Morgan starts manifesting symptoms, he can get diagnosis and treatment early and avoid the destructive cycle that Sonny's lived through for years.

Sonny: Yeah, can you -- can you just come over? I just need to talk to you about something.

Emily: Are you hoping Jason's going to agree that you don't have to take the medication?

Sonny: He'll just say the choice is mine.

Emily: And that's all you need to hear to avoid going on lithium.

Sonny: You know what, Emily? You're jumping to conclusions. I just -- sometimes I need to think out loud, and Jason's somebody that, you know, I can -- it helps me to talk to him.

Emily: It's called enabling, Sonny, and Jason's been doing it for years. It allows you to avoid facing your illness instead of getting the treatment that you need.

Sonny: Why do you -- why do you keep blaming Jason?

[Emily sighs]

Sonny: He's not responsible for any of this.

Emily: My brother saw you through at least four previous breakdowns and he never got you professional help. I'm sorry, but I have a hard time accepting that.

Sonny: He doesn't believe in telling people how to live their lives.

Emily: He didn't have any problem telling us that we should give each other up.

Sonny: Have you ever stopped to think how much that cost him?

Emily: Not as much as it cost you.

Sonny: I'm going to be all right. I'm going to be fine. I'm going to get through this. And, you know, Jason's been through a lot. Look what it's done to the both of you.

Emily: Sonny, I love Jason. I just don't want him giving you an excuse to back out of treatment.

Sonny: The decision isn't Jason's. It's not yours. This is my life. And I have to decide how to live it.

[Music plays]

Sam: Two more shots -- one, two --

Ric: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

Sam: I've won this game.

Ric: Okay. That's pretty overconfident for somebody who's barely in the lead.

Sam: Oh, "barely"?

Ric: Mm-hmm.

Sam: Uh-huh. I can taste victory already.

Ric: Yeah, well, I don't go down without a fight.

[Music stops]

Sam: Really?

Ric: Yeah.

Sam: I'll take that on as a challenge.

Ric: Whoa, whoa.

Sam: I'm going to bank it.

Ric: Big words, big words.

[Music plays]

Ric: Oh. That's easy. All right, here we go. One more shot. Yes! Oh, what is that about the sound of imminent victory?

Ric: So?

Sam: Congratulations.

Ric: Well, thank you. Where'd you go?

Sam: This song was playing in Hawaii when Jason and I were there. We were sitting on the terrace --

Ric: Hmm.

Sam: And we were just watching the waves.

Ric: Hmm, I see. I'm sorry, I didn't realize.

Sam: No, please. How could you?

Ric: I -- I just like the song.

Sam: Yeah, I do, too -- that's the whole point.

Ric: You know what? Want to dance?

Sam: Dance?

Ric: Yeah, yeah, dance. Come on.

Sam: Oh. No, I really don't know --

Ric: Come on, I won't step on your toes or anything. Come on, Sam, come on.

Sam: Oh, okay.

Ric: Come on.

Sam: Whoa!

Ric: Easy, easy -- all right, okay, okay. Real easy.

Sam: Okay.

Ric: Nice and easy, like that. Uh-huh. There you go.

Sam: Okay.

Ric: All right? And --

Sam: Uh-oh.

Ric: Whoa, big move, big move. That's the money move, that's right.

Carly: You're here to see Dr. Winters, right?

Alexis: No. Should I be?

Carly: You better sit down.

Alexis: All right. What's going on?

Carly: Sonny was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.

Alexis: Oh. I know a little bit about that from a client that I had. That can be treated with medication.

Carly: Yeah. It also can be hereditary. Which means it could be passed down to Morgan.

Alexis: Or Kristina.

[Sonny sighs]

Sonny: After -- after every breakdown, there's -- there's a long period where I'm leveled out, and it takes -- you know, it lasts for a couple years.

Emily: You're starting in again. You're trying to justify not doing this.

Sonny: All I'm saying is if I'm not going to lose it anytime soon, so what's the point in taking the medication right now? We don't have to.

Emily: Lainey diagnosed Sonny as Bipolar and prescribed medication which Sonny doesn't want to take.

Sonny: You don't have to talk about me like I'm not in the room.

Emily: You're going to try to persuade Jason that you don't need the medication, and that's not okay.

Sonny: Look, Emily, I -- you're worried, and I'm --

Emily: No, no, it's not --

Sonny: No --

Emily: Just me. Dr. Winters told you to start this medication now, not a month or a year from now.

Sonny: I love you that you're so worried about me, and trust me, I don't want to have another breakdown. But I got to make the best decision I can make.

Emily: All right, ah. I'm sorry for -- for jumping all over you the minute you walked in the door.

Jason: It's okay. I know you're trying to help Sonny.

Emily: I know you are, too. I have to go to work. Oh. You know -- I know that you think I'm being a nag. But I'm fighting for your life, Sonny. You need the medication. Please take it.

Sonny: So what would you do if you were in my position? Would you take something that numbed you out like a zombie if it meant you were "cured"?

Elizabeth: Hey.

Emily: Hey.

Elizabeth: What are you doing back here?

Emily: Subbing for Carol in E.R. tonight. What about you? Did -- did you find Lucky?

Elizabeth: Nope. I haven't heard from him all day.

Emily: Okay, that's ridiculous. Maybe -- maybe if I call.

Elizabeth: No, no, no, no, no. He'll -- first of all, he'll know I put you up to it, and second of all, I don't want you running interference. Lucky would only resent it.

Emily: Is there anything I can do to help?

Elizabeth: No, I just -- this whole thing has me feeling so helpless.

Emily: If Lucky's having problems at work, it's not like you can ask him to quit. And if he's so determined to be jealous of Patrick, how are you supposed to avoid him? You work in the same hospital.

Elizabeth: Maybe it's not all his fault. You know, I get so caught up in the routine of things -- like taking Cameron to daycare and taking care of the house and just doing my job. I thought that I was giving Lucky enough attention, but maybe I'm not. Maybe he feels like I'm too busy, that he's not a priority. We've been fighting so much lately.

Emily: Don't you dare blame yourself. Elizabeth, Lucky loves you, and I'm sure by now he's regretting everything that he did and all of the times when he didn't take your call today. He's probably just trying to come up with a way to apologize.

Elizabeth: We just need to remind ourselves of what we do have. I mean, for so long we were dying to have an apartment of our own, and now we have one. And, oh, well, I'm not an artist and he's not a musician. We have each other, we have Cameron, we have a really great life. Lucky and I just need to reconnect.

Sonny: Emily's right. I'm doing everything I can not to take these pills.

Jason: Did Lainey say how the pills will affect you?

Sonny: There's no way of knowing. She says, you know, doctors rarely get it right the first time, and if you give too much, patients get numb. If you don't give enough, then it doesn't do any good, so, basically, they'll have another breakdown.

Jason: So she's going to have to watch you very closely?

Sonny: Whew. Yeah, but do I want to take that risk? I mean, I don't want to have another breakdown -- it scared the hell out of me. I don't want to go through that again -- you know, acting out, the damage I did to everyone, including myself.

Jason: Well, Sonny, then maybe the biggest risk would be to do nothing at this point.

Sonny: But what's -- what's the tradeoff? What if I take that medication and it turns me into a robot, and I got no feelings, and I'm just going through the motions? What kind of life am I going to have?

Jason: Do you trust Lainey? I mean, do you trust her? If she sees she's giving you too much of the medication, do you think she's going to cut you back?

Sonny: She's a good doctor. But maybe the truth is I don't want to be cured because I don't want to come out of this a completely different person.

Jason: I think you are who you are, you know?

Sonny: Who knows? I mean, there are -- there are no black-or-white answers here, only gray. What is that expression -- "The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know"? I've -- I've made decisions in my life based on who I am, how I see things. I've made a life for myself, for better or for worse. What if I take that medication and I figure out that everything that gave me joy -- the business, respect, power, and most important, the people in my life -- I figure out that maybe they're not good for me and I have to give them up?

Alexis: If Bipolar Disorder is hereditary, then my entire family is at risk, because it's not just Kristina -- it's Ric, it's Molly.

Carly: There's no blood test to tell who has it and who doesn't, either.

Alexis: All right, so I will go on the Internet and I'll do some research. I'll speak to Dr. Winters and I'll bring Kristina in for an evaluation, if necessary.

Carly: Oh, I'm sure she's fine.

Alexis: I'm sure she is, too. I just -- you know, I want to cover all the bases. It's not a tragedy; it's a manageable condition.

Carly: Yeah. You just don't want to think about your kid being ill.

Alexis: No, you don't. But admittedly, as you say that, I have been trying to rethink every tantrum that Kristina has ever thrown and every time she cried without reason.

Carly: But we can't do that, because kids have tantrums when they're young. I mean, Michael would get so wild, I'd set him on a soft carpet and I'd let him pound it out.

Alexis: It's okay. It really is okay, Carly. I'm just not going to overreact.

Carly: Yeah. And Dr. Winters will tell us what to look for.

Alexis: I'm sure she will. You know, quite frankly, I'm not surprised. You think about all of Sonny's rages and when he would throw the furniture and he would -- he would drink to put himself to sleep, his depression. He didn't like being alone.

Carly: I always thought that was from his childhood -- his abusive stepfather, him not being able to protect his mother.

Alexis: I'm sure that's relevant, but he also has a chemical imbalance. He must've been in a lot of pain, and I wouldn't want that for him, anyone else -- especially not Kristina -- and not Morgan.

Carly: No. And they're secure and they're happy and they're already off to a better start, so --

Alexis: And if either of them show any symptoms --

Carly: We'll get them treatment, and they'll live a normal life.

Alexis: Right -- as long as their father shows a good example.

Elizabeth: Welcome home.

Lucky: What's all this?

Elizabeth: Cameron's asleep. I thought maybe we could have a glass of wine and relax, reconnect.

Lucky: You know what? It's been a long day. I don't feel like talking about our problems right now.

Elizabeth: Okay, well, we'll skip the talk. We'll turn on the music and we'll just take it from there.

Lucky: I'm really tired. Can we just do this another day?

Elizabeth: Hey, I -- I know we've had our misunderstandings, but that's all they are. Lucky, I love you. There is no one else for me, least of all Patrick Drake.

Lucky: Yeah. You know what? I really don't want to get into this.

Elizabeth: Okay, I've been looking all over town for you, trying to tell you that I didn't accept those flowers that Patrick gave me.

Lucky: And would you have accepted them if I hadn't caught you?

Elizabeth: The flowers were inappropriate. I would've refused them regardless. Patrick is just -- he's kind of a friend and -- and a coworker.

Lucky: That's why every time I come by the hospital, you're always hanging around with him?

Elizabeth: Oh, God, why do I have to keep defending myself? Nothing has ever happened and nothing ever will.

Lucky: Then why doesn't he quit? A guy doesn't keep flirting unless he's getting some encouragement.

Elizabeth: He flirts with me to get under Robin's skin.

Lucky: Right.

Elizabeth: Yes, "right." And everyone at the entire hospital knows that. But for some reason, you can't believe it. It's almost like you want me to be cheating with Patrick. Why is that?

Elizabeth: Patrick is one of the many doctors I work with. You are my heart and soul. Why can't you believe that?

Lucky: I can't help it. You're beautiful, kind. You're smart. I guess a part of me thinks you're better off with Patrick.

Elizabeth: Oh, please.

Lucky: He's a top neurosurgeon who makes a lot of money, and women like that in a guy.

Elizabeth: Well, not me.

Lucky: I'm a cop, Elizabeth. When I had my back surgery, I put us in debt.

Elizabeth: Well, now we're out of it. Hey, you've gotten a raise and a promotion. I'm so super-proud of you, and I don't want to be with anyone else. I just want to be with you. I want to be faithful to you like you're faithful to me.

Lucky: We've just had so many problems these past few months.

Elizabeth: And now it's all behind us. There's only good times ahead. We just need -- we just need to be together. We need to be close. We need to be very, very close.

Elizabeth: What is the matter?

Lucky: Nothing, nothing.

Elizabeth: Well, then why are you being like this?

Lucky: It's just been a long day and I'm sorry.

Elizabeth: Are you sure you're okay?

Lucky: I'm fine. Fine. I just want to take a shower.

Georgie: So you owe me big time for covering you at the hospital. I'm thinking one month's use of your white skirt and all your tank tops.

Maxie: You got it. Thanks again.

Georgie: You're in a good mood.

Maxie: Is that a problem?

Georgie: It could be. Is there a specific reason, like -- oh, a new guy?

Maxie: Don't get all suspicious. He's wonderful, and he makes me feel safe and important, and I think we share a bond.

Georgie: Wow. You sound really crazy about this guy.

Maxie: Yeah, I guess I am.

Georgie: So you're going to keep seeing him?

Maxie: Definitely.

Georgie: "Definitely"? Okay, then what's his name? Where did you meet him? How long have you known him?

Maxie: I've known him a while.

Georgie: Maxie, come on! Listen, you're still a little messed up over Jesse. This guy could really be taking advantage of you --

Maxie: He's not.

Georgie: And you know this because?

Maxie: Because he's not that kind of person. And he's honest with me and he's kind and -- and respectful and thoughtful and --

Georgie: That's great, Maxie. Then why haven't I met him? No, better question -- why hasn't Mac met him?

Maxie: No, Georgie, Mac can't know I'm seeing him. Um -- no one can know.

Georgie: Oh, boy, Maxie. What's going on?

Maxie: He's married.

[Music plays]

Ric: Yeah! There you go! Good, good save.

Sam: Wow! You're a great dancer.

Ric: Oh, thank you very much. I didn't even step on your toes, did I?

Sam: No. You didn't kick me in the shins. You didn't do any of that.

[Music stops]

Ric: Boy, I love to dance. Alexis does, too. The only proem is she has to be pretty drunk before we get her out on the dance floor, but then she's fantastic.

Sam: Drunk? Alexis needs a few drinks to release her inhibitions? Surprise.

Ric: Yes, more than a few. But, you know, she just hates the thought of getting out there and looking foolish.

Sam: Really? She has such high standards for herself and everyone else.

Ric: Yeah. Huh. No, I just -- I just had a bizarre thought.

Sam: What's that?

Ric: Well, you know -- you know Jason and Alexis despise each other, but you find out --

Sam: Yeah. Yeah.

Ric: How much alike they really are.

Sam: Oh. Ouch. No, no, don't ever let Jason hear that.

Ric: No, really, think about it. I mean, you and Jason, everything's got to be his way, Alexis is the same. I don't know, it must've been -- it must've been pretty lonely for you when you were with him, I mean, not knowing exactly where you fit in.

Sam: You know what, I got to -- I got to get home. I have to work tomorrow.

Alexis: Sonny believes that he is all-powerful. He believes that he can handle everything; he doesn't need anybody else.

Carly: Okay, what's your point?

Alexis: My point is I'm concerned that he can't control this. And he sees lack of control as a sign of weakness, that he'd rather die than show any weakness. My concern is that he won't go to therapy and he won't face his issues. It just doesn't fit with his personality.

Carly: But he's already committed.

Alexis: You think he's going to continue to take his medication for the rest of his life? Because I already think that he's tried to rationalize this away, saying that he doesn't need it because he's managed to live his life, so far, up till now without it.

Carly: And Jason and I have been covering for him for years.

Alexis: Forgive me, Carly, but you've been enabling him. What if he abandons treatment? Are you going to continue to do that?

Carly: It's Sonny's life. If he were alone and he wanted to keep going on with this vicious cycle of breaking down and then recovering, that would be his right. But he's not alone. He has kids, and Jason and I aren't going to let them go through that hell, and neither would Sonny.

Alexis: I am just not sure, Carly, that -- that Sonny's going to react as clearly as you hope.

Carly: Alexis, when Sonny found out that he might be Bipolar, his first concern was for Kristina and Morgan.

Alexis: I'm sure that it was. I don't doubt that at all, but I'm talking --

Carly: He's a really good father. He's a good father. And now that he's been diagnosed, he's going to do whatever it takes to stay healthy. No one cares more about their kids than Sonny.

Jason: I respect what you're doing because I don't -- I don't know if I could do it. You know, take pills that change the way I feel, listen to doctors tell me how to manage my life. I --

Sonny: Well, your parents sent you to a psychiatrist to turn you into someone else. It's no wonder you have no use for shrinks.

Jason: I just -- I just hated hearing the doctors say they were going to fix what was wrong with me. You know, it made me feel like I was a freak. Then I told you about my frustration, you know, fits of rage, and you said, "Well, maybe it wasn't the brain damage. Maybe you just had a bad temper," or I didn't really know how to deal with my new emotions. For some reason -- I don't know why -- you saw it from a different perspective, and that really -- that really changed everything for me.

Sonny: Your situation's a little different.

Jason: Yeah, I know. I'm just saying I get what you're facing at this point, and I don't -- I don't know if I could do it.

Sonny: Well, it's hard when you lose control and you fall into a pit of darkness and you're a danger to everyone you love. Unfortunately, I have an illness. And -- uh -- Dr. Winters wants me to deal with it with these pills.

Jason: The medicine will help you get well. And your kids, they -- they really need that.

Sonny: You know, Michael and Morgan, they -- they saw me during my last breakdown.

Sonny: They were scared, and I don't ever want them to see me like that again. You know what I mean?

Jason: Yeah, you -- but you're getting help now.

Sonny: Did I tell you -- I don't know if I told you this -- this is inherited. Kristina or Morgan could have it someday.

Jason: Would you want them to suffer or would you want them to get help?

Sonny: Of course I'd want them to get help. I -- I guess I got -- I got to set an example for my children.

Sonny: I just don't know, you know, if this is going to make me seem different. You promise me you'll tell me if I'm acting --

Jason: I promise.

Sonny: All right. Here -- here goes nothing.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Sam: You always know exactly what to say.

Robin: I do not hide behind HIV.

Patrick: What would you do, Robin, if you didn't have HIV?

Robin: You've been in a car accident.

Woman: I have AIDS.

Robin: You won't admit this woman because she has AIDS?

Patrick: She is not dying. I won't allow it.

Alan:  You have her blood all over your hands.  You need to be tested for HIV immediately.

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