GH Transcript Wednesday 7/26/06

General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 7/26/06


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Nikolas: That sounds like a good idea.

Emily: Hi. Here I am. Hi. Hi, how can I help?

Sam: Okay, I think I've got everything. Thank you so much for waiting.

Alexis: Before we go, there's something that I want to discuss with you.

Sam: Okay.

Alexis: What do you know about Sonny's Bipolar Disorder, and how long has Ric known about it?

Ric: I need to straighten out any construction permits on Sonny's warehouse, as well as clear up any nuisance violations that Alexis might have thrown at him.

Mac: Are you Sonny's counsel?

Ric: In effect, yes.

Mac: Well, your name isn't on any of the applications. You're not on his list of attorneys.

Ric: Look, Mac, Sonny's family. I'll take care of this from now on.

Jason: Mac, you needed to see me?

Mac: Yeah, who's running Sonny's business affairs these days?

Jason: That would be me.

Patrick: Why are you being so stubborn about this? She's not getting any better.

Robin: Why are you being so impatient? The patient is stable. She's not in pain. Give the medicine time to work.

Patrick: She's going to need surgery sooner or later. Why would we wait?

Robin: Why would we rush? What, you got nothing better to do? Carly hasn't called you?

Patrick: What is that supposed to mean?

Robin: Well, by now, you probably realize that I'm right. As much as Carly wants to ruin my life, she would never sleep with you because you've been with me, and I'm HIV positive.

Patrick: So, what, you want a medal?

Robin: Excuse me?

Patrick: For having HIV. It lets you be proud and brave and right. It gives you the perfect excuse to hide.

Robin: I do not hide behind HIV.

Patrick: What would you do, Robin, if you didn't have HIV? I mean, how would you push me away when things got a little too close? A little too real?

Robin: Oh, wow. I can't believe I'm hearing this from you of all people.

Paramedic: We've got a T.C. Rollover.

Woman: No, wait --

Paramedic: She's --

Robin: You've been in a car accident. You've been admitted to General Hospital.

Woman: No, you don't understand. I need to tell you --

Paramedic: B.P. 110/72 with a heart rate of 124.

Woman: No.

Robin: Everything is going to be all right.

Woman: You need to know, please. I have AIDS.

Nikolas: How did you know -- let me guess.

Emily: Alfred called me --

Nikolas: I --

Emily: And said that you requested my presence if at all possible.

Nikolas: I can't believe he keeps doing this.

Emily: Yeah, I was a little suspicious, but he sounded completely sincere, so --

Nikolas: Sincere? Oh, yeah, he's sincere, all right. So why did I request your presence?

Emily: Because you're bringing young John to the hospital for a checkup, and you were far too nervous to call before you left.

Colleen: Yeah, I was just telling Nikolas that there's nothing to worry about. John will get a clean bill of health.

Emily: Yeah. I'm sure you're right. Have you checked him in yet?

Nikolas: Check -- what do you mean? Check him in? He has to check in?

Emily: Yeah. Even the son of the hospital's most generous benefactor has to check in, Nikolas.

Nikolas: Yeah, well, check in -- right, I knew that. Of course. Will you -- will you check him in?

Colleen: Certainly.

Nikolas: Thanks.

[Emily giggles]

Nikolas: Wow, I didn't know bringing a child to the doctor was such a production.

Emily: Yeah, wait 'til he's a little bit older and he doesn't want to go. That's when the fun really starts. Hmm.

Nikolas: Alfred shouldn't have dragged you into this. I'm sorry.

Emily: No. He's just concerned about you, Nikolas. Please don't be angry.

Nikolas: He can't keep manufacturing reasons for us to be together, though. But on the other hand, since you are here -- do you mind staying for a while?

Maxie: That's it?

Man: For 50 bucks, I'm giving you a deal.

Maxie: It looks like a rip-off to me.

Man: Take it or leave it, babe.

Maxie: Okay. I'll take it.

Man: Hey, hey, hey. Now -- now, I just gave you a bargain on those pills. Let's go make it worth my while.

Maxie: No, I don't think so. Let go! Let go of me!

Man: Get over here!

Maxie: Hey -- help! Help!

Man: Shut up!

Maxie: No! No!

Man: Shut up, you little --

Maxie: Help!

Lucky: Get away from her.

Lucky: Next time I see you --

Maxie: Stop! You're going to kill him!

Lucky: You're a dead man! You okay?

Maxie: Yeah. I just should have known better than to buy drugs from that dealer. He had his hand all over me. I just -- I want to clean myself off.

Lucky: That's okay. You know what? I'll take care of you.

Sam: When I saw Emily a couple of days ago, she mentioned that Sonny was going to therapy and that he might be Bipolar.

Alexis: That was the first you heard of it?

Sam: Yeah.

Alexis: What about Ric?

Sam: What about -- I don't know. I mean, I assumed he knows. He didn't say anything to you?

Alexis: Why didn't you say anything to him?

Sam: Because nothing had been confirmed yet. I mean, not from Emily, anyway. Is Sonny actually Bipolar?

Alexis: Yes, I -- I didn't realize that you and Emily were such good friends.

Sam: Okay, why don't you just say what you really mean? You didn't realize that I was friends with Emily, and you're afraid I'm only friends with her because she's Jason's sister.

Alexis: I'm just concerned about you, Sam, that's all.

Sam: What do you want me to say? I don't know what to say. That I'm still in love with Jason? Yes, I am. And that I can't wait until maybe Sonny wakes up one morning, decides he wants the business back, because maybe Jason will want me back. There, I said it. Now can we just go back to work and skip this whole reminder that you hate the idea of me being in love with Jason?

Alexis: You know how I found out that Sonny was ill? From Carly. I -- I ran into her at the hospital. She thought that I should know because it's hereditary.

Sam: It's hereditary?

Alexis: It can be. So you see, I have two daughters, and a husband, actually, who are at risk of a mental illness. And then another daughter who wants nothing more than to get back with her boyfriend who nearly got her killed. A man who is so dangerous that even he thinks that he shouldn't get back together with you. You're damn right I don't want you with Jason.

Mac: Your name isn't on the warehouse paperwork or anything associated with these permits. Jason's name is on almost every page.

Jason: Hey, can we get these citations taken care of so I --

Ric: Look, I'll take of it, Mac. I've been handling Sonny's business since Jason walked away from his own business.

Mac: Hey, hey, hey! I don't have time for this. You two work it out. Jason, touch base with me before you leave.

Jason: You need to stay out of Sonny's business.

Ric: Since when are you concerned with the coffee warehouse?

Jason: I'm a partner, you're not.

Ric: You have proven that you do not have my brother's best interests at heart.

Jason: You lied to his face. Don't talk about his best interests.

Ric: If Sonny continues to respond to the therapy and the medication, he's going to realize that I'm the one who pushed him into treatment, Jason, and that I am on his side.

Jason: Hey, if he does, that's his decision. But until then, my job is to protect Sonny from you.

Jason: If you present yourself as Sonny's attorney again, I'm going to charge you with fraud and criminal misrepresentation.

Ric: What are you, an attorney now? Why don't you run that one by Sonny?

Jason: He doesn't want to see you, remember?

Ric: You've been waiting for this all along, haven't you?

Jason: No, I -- I'm waiting for the day that you pay for the hell you put Sonny and Carly through.

Ric: Oh, what about you, Jason? How many years did Sonny go along without proper treatment, huh?

Jason: Come on, Ric. Sonny listened to your little excuses. He doesn't buy them any more than I do.

Ric: You convinced him to shut me out all together, didn't you?

Jason: You did that yourself.

Mac: The building permits for the warehouse renovations, all signed and in order. I rescinded most of the fines.

Jason: Mac, Alexis has been hassling us for months. Why are you helping us?

Mac: The D.A.'s office should stay out of the construction business. Look, Alexis has been wasting everyone's time, putting a lot of people out of work, creating a lot of bad feelings.

Jason: But why did you take over the permits? What changed?

Mac: Juan Escobar was a dangerous person in this town.

Jason: What does that have to do with the warehouse renovation, Mac?

Mac: Look, Jason -- Jason, if there has to be a mob in this town, I prefer you run it. You run a quiet organization. The waterfront seems safer, everything seems more stable. You're less volatile than Sonny. More consistent.

Jason: Am I supposed to thank you?

Mac: Don't misunderstand me. We aren't on the same side. You're just the lesser of two evils.

Sam: I am getting over Jason, okay? But it's got to be on my timetable, not yours, and I am really tired of apologizing to everybody for it.

Alexis: You have nothing to gain by holding on to him.

Sam: I know. I know. My brain is telling me that, but my heart is telling me something completely different.

Alexis: I appreciate that.

Sam: No, I don't -- I don't want to fight about this, okay? I know that you have got to be really upset right now. I know it's got to be terrifying to learn what you've learned.

Alexis: I spent half the night on the internet researching Bipolar Disorder.

Sam: You did?

Alexis: And then the other half, I spent trying to rethink every tantrum that Kristina's ever thrown and every time she starts laughing one second and then crying the next second.

Sam: Okay. Well, you know, I think kids laugh and then cry all the time, right?

Alexis: I'm sure you're right. There's a very good chance that she will not be affected by this at all. I just can't help it. I worry because I want to be able to protect her. That's how I feel about all my children.

Sam: I know.

Alexis: I've seen the pain that Sonny goes through, and I don't want that for any of my girls.

Sam: Okay. That doesn't have to happen, because if you see something, then you call the doctor. You take her to the doctors. Can you tell me anything? I mean, any kind of warning signs? I -- I want to help.

Alexis: If you want to help, stay safe. Set a good example for her. Find some independence, Sam.

Sam: Whew. Okay. That's clearly what I'm trying to do.

Alexis: Stay away from the mob. Find a sane and a reasonable life for yourself. You have that luxury. Kristina may not.

Maxie: Nobody saw us, did they?

Lucky: No, that's why we came up the back stairs.

Maxie: Oh.

Lucky: How are you feeling? Better?

Maxie: Yeah, much.

Lucky: Good.

Maxie: Is your back still hurting?

Lucky: It's fine, I just think I pulled something.

Maxie: Well, I got the pills from the dealer before he roughed me up. You should take them.

Lucky: No, I --

Maxie: You didn't ask me to get them, I got them because I wanted to, Lucky.

Lucky: Because you're trying to help me. I get that you're worried about me, but it's my fault you're in this situation. I got to get off the medication.

Maxie: I know. I just got them in case you needed them. It's not like you're addicted. You're taking them for your job because of the pain, not because you want to get high.

Lucky: I know, but still, I just --

Maxie: Lucky, you rescued me, and the only reason I'm safe right now is because you were on that pier and not stuck behind some desk on disability.

Lucky: I know that these pills have helped a lot.

Maxie: I mean, don't worry. You're not going to need them forever, just until your back is healed.

Lucky: I just got to find a safer way to get them, though. I'm not going to let you risk yourself again like that.

Maxie: I'm okay. Because of you.

Lucky: You want some water?

Maxie: Sure.

[Lucky winces]

Georgie: What would you like to order?

Dillon: A conversation with you.

Georgie: It's not on the menu.

Dillon: Georgie, I messed up, and I want to make it up to you, okay?

Georgie: Are you going to order or not?

Dillon: Well, how about if I order something every five minus until you agree to forgive me? No? Okay, well, for starters, I'm going to have one French fry. One. A fry.

Georgie: Lulu! Wait. Great, you're here. This customer needs to be taken care of. And seeing as that's what you do best, can you please assist? He would like one French fry to go.

Emily: I don't have to start work for a while. I'd be glad to wait with you.

Nikolas: Thank you.

Emily: Is John having any problems?

Nikolas: No, no, it's just a routine checkup. I -- I just want to get him on a schedule and make sure his immunizations are up to date.

Emily: He may need a shot or two.

Nikolas: I know. I know. That's what I'm afraid of.

Emily: You don't have to be afraid.

Nikolas: I -- I know.

Emily: He's perfectly healthy.

Nikolas: I know. He just -- he got such a tough start in life. I -- I wanted to be there to help.

Emily: You spent as much time with him as you could.

Nikolas: I missed out on a pretty important connection with him, though.

Emily: And you're making up for it now.

Nikolas: Well, I'm trying. I just -- I don't want John to grow up the way I did. When I got a checkup, it was a major event. All the doctors came over to the house. And my uncle had to have a -- you know, a consultation with them. He kept an eye on -- on everything during the entire examination. I -- I swore, he took notes.

Emily: Yeah. That must have been so embarrassing.

Nikolas: Yeah. I -- I got world-class medical care, but I felt more like one of the prize horses being examined by the vet, and I don't want John to feel that way, ever.

Emily: He won't, Nikolas, not with you around.

Nikolas: I want him -- I want him to be a part of the real world, know that he has a real home and a real father. Not just an estate full of staff.

Emily: John knows that you love him. That's what matters. And you're going to be a wonderful father. You already are.

Colleen: Dr. O'Donnell will see us now.

Nikolas: Oh, okay.

Patrick: The patient has an acute head injury. I want to operate as soon as possible to relieve pressure. I'd like you to consult.

Robin: Absolutely. Let's see what we're dealing with.

Iris: Doctors -- a moment, please?

Robin: Ms. Sneed, not now.

Iris: This patient has no medical insurance. I'm arranging for a transfer to county.

Patrick: She's too unstable. I won't allow it.

Iris: Those are the rules.

Patrick: And we are the doctors.

Robin: Epiphany, could you please page the anesthesiologist on call?

Epiphany: I just did. He's on his way.

Iris: Perhaps I haven't made myself clear. This patient will not be admitted because she has no insurance and a pre-existing medical condition which limits her life expectancy.

Robin: Are you saying you won't admit this woman to General Hospital because she has AIDS?

Iris: General Hospital, as you know, is a private institution. We are not obligated to accept uninsured patients who have not demonstrated an ability to pay.

Patrick: Remind Ms. Sneed of the protocol.

Robin: Yeah, the protocol is to provide emergency care to trauma patients and work out the payment later.

Iris: But in this situation, we have liability issues to consider, as well as the possibility of exposing the hospital staff to a potentially fatal disease.

Robin: Right. That's why we take precautions.

Iris: She also presents a substantial risk to the other patients.

Patrick: April's not going to be mixing any bodily fluids with anyone anytime soon.

Iris: Nurse Johnson, please arrange for a transfer to county.

Robin: Ms. Sneed, have you happened to notice that very large building on the other side of the quad? The Stone Cates Memorial AIDS wing?

Iris: That facility provides outpatient services, not critical care. This April Gilbert has end-stage AIDS  which has gone untreated for some time, probably due to lifestyle choices.

Robin: Or due to the fact that she can't afford to go to the doctor.

Patrick: And about the lifestyle choices -- if you're implying that she deserves what she got, I guarantee you --

Iris: We all make choices, Dr. Drake.

Patrick: Listen, prep O.R. Two.

Iris: If you do that, I'll have both your jobs.

Patrick: Get her out of here, now.

Iris: You and that nurse have already commandeered a patient for surgery against a court order.

Patrick: That's what we call saving lives here at the hospital.

Iris: Yeah, well, you know what? There is no life to save. She's terminal. And if you operate on her, you are exposing the hospital staff to an infectious disease and risking a lawsuit that could shut down this hospital.

Patrick: Okay, what's it going to be?

Iris: I cannot allow you to do that.

Patrick: I'm going to either do it here or in the O.R. or on the sidewalk. It's your call. But she is not dying.

Lulu: All right, I -- I lied about you and Diego, okay? I -- I messed up and I'm really sorry, so hate me if you want. Just don't hold it against Dillon.

Georgie: I'm not holding anything against anyone. I just want to get through my shift. You're late, again.

Lulu: Well, good thing there are no customers.

Georgie: Except Dillon.

Lulu: He is here to see you, not me.

Georgie: Listen, I hate what you did, but I understand why you did it. You were so desperate to have Dillon, you felt you had to lie to get him. You've wanted a boyfriend since Elvis, right? I shouldn't have been surprised. But if anything, I should be thanking you. You being desperate to want to believe Lulu just proves we're better off apart, Dillon.

Dillon: Georgie, do you love me?

Georgie: I am way too young to know what love really is. And so are you.

Dillon: Huh. I love her, though. You know why? Because even after everything you did, she was nice to you.

Lulu: Hmm. What was I thinking? Lying, covering, tying myself in knots. Doing all that just to get you.

Lucky: You sure you're okay?

Maxie: Yeah. I was pretty shaken up, but you made me feel safe. You've been wonderful.

Lucky: Well, I mean, it was my fault that you're here, and I --

Maxie: Lucky, you saved me. That's all that matters.

Ric: Hey. Are the girls all right?

Alexis: Yes.

Ric: What's the big emergency? What are you doing home?

Alexis: Were you ever planning on telling me that your brother is Bipolar, and that two of my daughters, not to mention my husband, might be affected by this?

Ric: Who told you?

Alexis: Carly. I happened to run into her at the hospital. She was concerned about Morgan and thought that perhaps I might be concerned about my own family.

Ric: Okay. Look, I -- I was planning on telling you. It's just -- he was just recently diagnosed, that's all. I was just -- I was going to tell you. I was going to.

Alexis: But you didn't. I don't supposed you noticed that I was at the office until 2:00 in the morning researching on the Internet.

Ric: Uh-huh, uh-huh. This is why I didn't tell you, Alexis. I knew you'd overreact.

Alexis: How you interpret my concern is irrelevant. You should have told me, Ric.

Ric: Oh, you know what? Instead of attacking me, why don't you go off on the person who has kept Sonny sick for so many years? The same person who is trying to keep him from getting treatment now.

Jason: Are you okay?

Sam: Oh -- yeah. I just -- I heard that Sonny got an official diagnosis. He's Bipolar, and it can be hereditary.

Jason: How -- how did you -- how did you find out?

Sam: Alexis. Carly told her. She's -- she's terrified that one of her little girls could wind up getting the illness, as well. And, you know, I really started to think about it, and I -- I realized that my little girl could have had it, too. And that's when it became really real to me, Jason. What she's going through -- it's -- it's just -- you know, it's terrible.

Jason: The good thing is, Bipolar Disorder isn't -- it's not fatal. So if the kids have it, they can -- they can get treatment.

Sam: How has that worked for Sonny?

Jason: Uh -- it's -- you know, he wants to set a good example for his kids.

Sam: Good. So he's going to go to treatment and take his medication?

Jason: Yeah.

Sam: Good. I mean, it'll be good for Kristina if she has it.

Jason: Yeah I mean, you -- you would help her, anyway. You're her -- you know, you're her sister. You've been through so much, and you're still -- you're still standing. You can teach her to do the same.

Sam: Wow. You always know exactly what to say. Jason, you got to stop this, okay? You got to stop, because it would be so much easier if you were a jerk all the time and you just didn't care about me.

Jason: I'm always going to care about you, Sam.

Sam: Why don't you just tell me to leave town and never come back? Just walk the other direction when you see me, okay?

Jason: I'll -- I'll try to stay away from you from now on.

[Jason sighs] 

Ric: When Jason stole Sonny's business, he knew that Sonny would probably break down. That's why I had to stay so close to him, Alexis. Sonny needed me. The more time I spent with him, I realized that these breakdowns had been a pattern for years. I was the one who suspected Bipolar Disorder even before Sonny considered it.

Alexis: Well, why didn't you mention it?

Ric: Because he was never going to hear me! Jason's been reinforcing that behavior for years!

Alexis: To me. To me. Why didn't you mention it to me, Ric?

Ric: Because I knew you'd be upset, and I -- I wasn't sure --

Alexis: And rightfully so. It affects my family.

Ric: Okay, look, but Sonny was the one who was having the breakdown. I needed to focus on him. And it's been a little difficult since Jason's been enabling him for so many years, and he's still trying to enable him. He doesn't want him to take any medication or get any kind of therapy whatsoever. Alexis, don't you understand? If I can help my brother -- if -- if I can help him put the past behind him and get on and have a good life, then I can -- I can be free to do --

Alexis: What about our life? Could you just stop obsessing about your brother for one second and maybe think about your own two children?

Nikolas: I'm so proud of you, John. You were very brave with the doctor.

Colleen: You were brave, too. Especially with the shots.

Nikolas: Well, I'm just glad it's over.

Colleen: Are you expecting to meet someone?

Nikolas: Uh -- I thought Emily would still be here. I guess not.

Colleen: I can't help noticing how well you and your ex-wife get along. It's wonderful and so rare.

Nikolas: Yeah. Emily and I have been friends since we were teenagers.

Colleen: Really?

Nikolas: Yeah. We spent a lot of time with, you know, Lucky and Elizabeth. We were the -- the four musketeers. That's what we called ourselves. It was years ago, but we still have that connection.

Colleen: Well, old friends can be very special.

Nikolas: Well, we were more than friends, Emily and I. She was the love of my life.

Colleen: What could have possibly ended a love like that?

Nikolas: I made mistakes. Our friendship managed to survive somehow. Emily's one of my closest friends and will always be a constant in my life.

Epiphany: B.T. 1.21, hemoglobin 7.3 --

Alan: What seems to be the problem?

Iris: I can't authorize the treatment of a patient with end-stage AIDS and no insurance.

Patrick: Major head trauma with critical fracturing of the basilar skull and diffuse Cerebral Edema. Ms. Sneed, that means her brain will explode if we don't operate.

Alan: Okay, Patrick, that's enough.

Iris: Look, I'm not comfortable asking any personnel to participate because they will risk exposure and the hospital would be liable.

Robin: Since when do you assign personnel?

Alan: You're not responsible for administering patient care.

Iris: I'm responsible for paying for it. And the hospital policy is to transfer uninsured patients to county.

Patrick: You know what? It doesn't matter. She's going to be dead by the time we figure this out.

Robin: And then you can explain it all to the medical review board.

Iris: I'd be happy to.

Alan: Your job is to deal with the numbers, not dictate hospital policy or make medical decisions.

Iris: All medical decisions are about numbers, Dr. Quartermaine. This woman is an end-stage AIDS patient. Even if Dr. Drake's operation is a success --

Patrick: There is no "if."

Iris: Her life expectancy is limited. Look, if she had insurance, it would make financial sense to provide treatment, but since she doesn't, it is fiscally irresponsible to risk a lawsuit and jeopardize the lives of any personnel involved in the surgery -- should anyone choose to participate.

Robin: If you are going to go and try and scare anyone into not giving care to this woman --

Iris: All staff --

Robin: You are viol--

Iris: Will be informed that she has end-stage AIDS and that they are putting themselves at substantial risk by participating --

Robin: I wouldn't say it's substantial. I would say it's minimal.

Alan: Robin, Robin, I will take it from here. This is a hospital. Our job is to save lives, including this woman. Your job is to find out how to pay for it without hassling my doctors. You've got the O.R., Patrick. You pick a team. If you need someone to assist you, I'll do it.

Lulu: Why is it that Georgie can lie to you over and over and you forgive her, and I lie to you once, and I'm dirt? Even when I try to make things right, I'm dirt.

Dillon: Why? Why? Because I love Georgie, that's why, Lulu.

Lulu: Oh, oh, right, right. Noble Dillon Quartermaine, victim of love. Lied to, misunderstood, and never, ever wrong. Never mind that you took my word over your wife's, and you decided to have sex with me less than an hour later. If you could do that, maybe you don't really love Georgie. Did you ever think of that? No, I think you should --

Dillon: Wow.

Lulu: Consider the actions that you took and the decisions that you made --

Dillon: Fine!

Lulu: Through all of this.

Dillon: Fine, Lulu. You're right. I threw away the best thing I ever had because of the lies, because I had faith in the wrong people. I'm not doing that again.

Nikolas: Hi.

Emily: Hey.

Nikolas: Well, why'd you leave the hospital?

Emily: Oh, I decided to enjoy this beautiful day before I have to go back to work. How's John?

Nikolas: Perfect. You were right. All that worrying was for nothing.

Colleen: Excuse me, but there's the launch.

Nikolas: Yeah -- will you take John back and then send the launch back for me?

Colleen: Should I take John through the meadow alone?

Nikolas: Yes. Yes, that's fine. I'll be along later, okay? Bye.

Emily: You want a sip?

Nikolas: Yeah.

Emily: It's iced caramel mocha, your favorite.

Nikolas: Mmm.

[Emily chuckles]

Nikolas: Well, whatever happened to the -- what was it? -- Half-caff skim cappuccino, no sugar?

Emily: Shut up. Yeah, you converted me, so now it's my secret, sweet, guilty pleasure.

[Emily giggles]

Nikolas: Listen, I'll -- I'll speak to Alfred and, you know, tell him to stop forcing you into my life.

Maxie: It's like right now in this room, all the bad stuff's gone away. And all we have is happiness, you know?

Lucky: This room, and everything that's happened --

Maxie: Lucky, please don't regret it. We needed each other. What's wrong with that?

Lucky: I know I can trust you, Maxie.

Maxie: You can -- with anything.

Patrick: I'm surprised Alan backed Ms. Sneed down.

Robin: Why? He is chief of staff.

Patrick: Still a risk calling him in.

Robin: Not really. He was Stone's doctor, and he was the first one that diagnosed me. I knew he'd back us up.

Patrick: Think he's going to fire her?

Robin: She's just doing her job, you know.

Patrick: By interfering with emergency care? I mean, if somebody was watching over that woman, there'd be a lawsuit. What was up with the wisecrack about her personal life choices? Like it's the 1980s.

Robin: Unfortunately, a lot of people still feel that way.

Patrick: Yeah, but still -- it's like she was acting like it was 25 years ago and nobody knew anything about the disease.

Robin: Right, a lot has changed. But if the patient has AIDS, there is still a concern. The risk of exposure is minimal in a controlled environment, but it still exists.

Patrick: How can you defend that woman? That patient deserves the best medical care that we can give her.

Robin: I agree. But for all we know, Ms. Sneed could be out there scaring everyone out of signing up for the surgery. It is very possible that no one will operate on someone with AIDS.

Patrick: You really think we'll have trouble finding a surgical team because she has AIDS?

Robin: People surprise you. The ones that you think will be okay, aren't. The ones that you think would run stand up and deliver.

Patrick: Okay. Well, if we have to do it, we'll do it alone.

Robin: That's arrogant, even for you.

Epiphany: They're prepping the O.R., but we have a staff problem.

Patrick: Guess you were right. Fine. Well, then if nobody's going to help us, then we'll do it by ourselves.

Epiphany: I'm not finished.

Patrick: Well, what is there to finish? I mean, I knew we'd run into problems in this backwater town.

Epiphany: Will you ask Dr. Drake to review this list, please?

Robin: My god.

Epiphany: You have three people for every position, so make up your minds.

Patrick: You're on the top of the list.

Epiphany: I'm doing my job. We all are. So don't go around thinking that you're anything special.

Robin: Hmm.

Patrick: You ready?

Robin: She's wrong.

Patrick: About what?

Robin: Hmm, you may be a little special -- on a good day.

Emily: Don't be too hard on Alfred. It's kind of charming.

Nikolas: Well, he needs to stop playing matchmaker. I mean, you have a life of your own. He has no right dragging you into mine.

Emily: I love John, and I'm glad to see him and help out in any way I can.

Nikolas: Emily, if you don't let me say something to Alfred, he'll be dragging you out to Wyndemere for candlelight dinners in no time, I promise you that.

Emily: Yeah. Well, I'm kind of surprised that he hasn't given up on me as a lost cause, but does he try to match you up with anyone else, like Robin?

Nikolas: No. No. No, he knows better than that.

Emily: What do you mean?

Nikolas: Alfred has figured out that I was the happiest I've ever been when I was married to you.

Maxie: You're feeling guilty.

Lucky: I'm sorry, but this can never happen again.

Maxie: But if we need each other --

Lucky: Yeah, Elizabeth is my wife. I know we've been having our problems, but that's just the way marriage is. And it doesn't mean I don't love her.

Maxie: I know.

Lucky: Maxie, I never wanted to hurt you.

Maxie: Hey, you know, it's -- it's not like we expected this to happen. If you need anything --

Lucky: Yeah. You're amazing. I mean, I wouldn't have been able to do this without you. But it wouldn't be right if we kept it going.

Maxie: Whatever you want.

Lucky: Promise me one thing. That you'll keep this between us and no one will ever know.

Maxie: I promise.

Lucky: Thank you for everything.

Jason: If you called about the building permits, don't bother.

Alexis: That's not why I asked to see you. I heard about Sonny. I heard about his Bipolar condition. And Ric mentioned to me that you didn't want him to go to therapy.

Jason: I don't care what Ric told you, okay? I'm fine with the treatment. I want him to get help.

Alexis: Good, good. I'm glad to hear that. Now, do you think that he will continue his therapy and take the medication?

Jason: Well, Sonny knows that Morgan and Kristina could be at risk, and he wants to do whatever it takes to set a good example for his kids.

Alexis: I'm really glad to hear that.

Jason: Yeah, he wants the best for them.

Alexis: I hope you believe that, Jason.

Jason: I do, yeah.

Alexis: Because I want you to understand why it was so important to me to have Sam stay away from you.

Ric: Hey.

Sam: Hey. You going for a swim?

Ric: Yeah, I got to do something to cool off.

Sam: Why? Why, what happened?

[Ric sighs]

Ric: I don't know -- it -- do you know it's my fault that Sonny's Bipolar? And that I'm a terrible husband and father because I didn't let Alexis in on the whole thing from the very beginning? And I'm also a very bad person because I'm trying to help my only brother.

Sam: You want to hear my big crime against Alexis?

Ric: It'd improve my day. Go ahead.

Sam: I didn't tell her that Sonny was Bipolar, either.

Ric: Really? You're not normally this upset unless it has something to do with Jason.

Sam: Please leave Jason out of it.

Ric: I'm sorry. I just --

Sam: No, seriously. I am not defending him for once, okay? I'm just -- I'm tired of following him around. I'm tired of waiting for something that is never going to happen.

Ric: Well, do you really mean that?

Sam: Yes, I mean it. I finally realized that Jason and I will never be back together. I just want it to be over now. This pain has got to stop.

Ric: Well, that's not going to be easy, Sam.

Sam: I know. I know, Ric.

Ric: Well, I don't think -- I -- I don't think you do. You're going to have to do something that will change everything between you and Jason irrevocably, forever.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Carly: I love that little boy.

Nikolas: That's why I've decided that you should be able to see him.

Patrick: The patient is suffering end-stage AIDS which means once I cut into Ms. Gilbert, I cannot afford any panic or second thought.

Robin: You cut yourself. You have to stop.

Elizabeth: B.P.'s dropped to 82/46.

Robin: Patrick, please.

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