GH Transcript Thursday 8/3/06

General Hospital Transcript Thursday 8/3/06

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April: No, I'm not dead yet.

Anna: Mr. Alcazar, hi. Oh, I just got back in town, and here you are. That must be fate.

Lorenzo: You know, I might be flattered if I didn't know exactly what you were up to.

Carly: Hey there, can you have the electrician check the backup generator? Yeah, they're expecting brownouts from the heat wave. Great, thanks.

[Phone rings]

Carly: Hello? He did what? No, no, I'm going to take care of it. Thank you.

Sonny: Max!

Max: Something wrong, Mr. C?

Sonny: It's just time to restock the bar.

Nikolas: As you may know, John was named after Mr. Jack's father. Thank you. And it's a good name. And I'm sure that Jax's father is a worthy man, but it's not part of my son's heritage. Therefore, I've been thinking about changing John's name -- unless you feel it would do more harm than good.

Colleen: The boy is too young to know the difference. And I can certainly understand your desire to pick a name that has more meaning in your family.

Nikolas: Good. I'm glad you approve.

Colleen: You could name your son after the uncle you've mentioned.

Nikolas: Stefan?

Colleen: You said the two of you were estranged when he died, but he did raise you. And when you speak of him, it's clear how much you loved him.

Nikolas: You're right. The name Stefan would have meaning to me. As it would my son. You know us pretty well.

Alfred: If I may, sir. It might be wise to speak about the name change with someone who knew you when your uncle was alive.

Nikolas: Someone like -- oh, Emily, perhaps?

Alfred: Excellent, suggestion, sir. I will call her now.

Colleen: You know, I -- I don't think Alfred has any idea how uncomfortable this must make Emily. You know, if you like --

Nikolas: No, no, no.

Colleen: I'll go and talk --

Nikolas: It's all right. Emily's amused by Alfred's efforts. She finds him charming.

Colleen: I had a sense you felt awkward about it, too.

Nikolas: No. No, not really. The truth is I actually like it when Alfred brings Emily back into my life.

Lorenzo: You should check in with your ex. Robert doesn't need you to distract me anymore. He's already spirited Skye Quartermaine out of town.

Anna: He did what?

Lorenzo: That's very convincing. I can almost believe you're surprised.

Anna: I have absolutely no idea what Robert's been doing. I've been overseas for 10 days. I've been helping to coordinate relief efforts.

Lorenzo: Really?

Anna: Yeah.

Lorenzo: So Robert is working alone?

Anna: He's certainly not working with me. We can barely stand to be in the same room together, let alone team up.

Lorenzo: Well, then would you care to speculate as to why Robert would help Skye disappear?

Anna: He's very skilled at relocation, I'm afraid.

Lorenzo: Well, I've sent my people to track Skye down. Wherever she is, we'll find her.

Anna: I'm sorry. This must be really terrible for you.

Lorenzo: You know, I can't help but wonder if perhaps your ex got this idea from you.

Anna: Huh?

Lorenzo: You disappeared when you found out you were pregnant with Robin.

Anna: Oh. Wow. That was some background check you did. I suppose I could be flattered.

Lorenzo: Ms. Devane, you have come to Port Charles for more than your daughter.

Anna: Okay. So we're back to that again, are we?

Lorenzo: I don't know what you're after, but if you want something from me, you're going to have to convince your ex to tell me where I can find Skye -- and my baby.

Robin: Like I told you before, I am HIV positive. And I'm also very familiar with end-stage AIDS. I know that you fight two battles every day. One with the disease, and one with your fear.

April: Yeah, fear usually wins.

Robin: But you're doing great. You just survived a very difficult surgery. And you're on drugs that could keep you alive for a very long time.

April: Aren't you positive.

Robin: It's the truth. And you're doing really well. You just have to keep fighting.

April: You know, sometimes, I feel like I want to fight. But then there are other times when I just get so tired of being afraid, and I just start thinking, you know? Maybe I should just let go.

Robin: You have options. There are drugs that can control this disease. I mean, just think of all the people who have died of AIDS who would give anything to have the chance that you have right now.

April: You're right. Besides, I wouldn't want Dr. Drake to think that he risked his life for nothing.

Max: I'm sorry, Boss, but I'm not going to restock your bar.

Sonny: Ahem. You know, Max, I don't know if you forgot, but you -- you get paid to do what I want.

Max: Boss, I've been your bodyguard for years.

Sonny: Yes.

Max: I guard you, your house, your kids.

Sonny: Yes, you do.

Max: I do your errands, I've taken bullets for you. And -- and when you trash this place, I clean it up.

Sonny: Right.

Max: But I will not help you trash yourself. I am not going to refill that liquor when I see that it's only making you worse.

[Door closes]

Carly: Ahem. Hey, Max. Can I have a minute alone with Sonny, please?

Max: Yeah, sure.

Sonny: What do you want now, Carly? Uh -- you can answer -- you can answer me anytime you like.

Carly: I'm going to save you from yourself, whether you like it or not.

Alfred: So good to see you, Miss Emily.

Emily: Yes, thank you, Alfred. Alfred seems happy.

Nikolas: Any day that he can lure you here is a good day for him.

Emily: So what did you want to see me about?

Nikolas: Well, I'm thinking about changing John's name. I -- I tried to get used to it, but every time I say it, it just -- it reminds me of the lie that kept him away from me.

Emily: So, you want to pick your own name?

Nikolas: Ahem -- yeah. Does that seem petty at all?

Emily: I think I'd feel the same if I were you.

Nikolas: Oh. I'm happy that you understand.

Emily: So what have you come up with?

Nikolas: Sonny?

Emily: Shut up!

Nikolas: Colleen actually suggested Stefan.

Emily: Yeah, I -- you know, you -- you loved your uncle very much. And he'd be thrilled to know that you named your son after him.

Nikolas: That's -- that's a generous thought, considering he once tried to kill you.

Emily: Well, you loved him very much when you were younger, and, you know, if the name feels right to you, then I think you should --

Nikolas: No, I -- I actually had another name in mind.

Emily: Please don't tell me Darius or Mikkos.

Nikolas: No. No, no, no, no. It's -- it's more dramatic than that. You know, the Cassadines and -- and the Spencers have been at war for -- for decades, right? And Lucky and I used to say that that war ended with us. For various reasons, that hasn't seemed to matter. Maybe this is a way to bridge the gap so my children can -- can live in peace. So, I want to name my son after my brother and sister. Spencer Cassadine. What do you think about that?

Emily: Nikolas, that's beautiful.

Nikolas: Yeah? And Luke will love it, of course.

Emily: Yeah, well, Lucky will, and -- and so will Lulu. And -- I think it's the perfect gesture.

Nikolas: You can help. You be Spencer's godmother.

Robert: You couldn't wait to see me?

Anna: Come on, come on.

Robert: You're thinking, "Is he all right? I can't wait to see him. I want to hold him, I want --"

Anna: Where did you send Skye? Huh? Where?

Robert: Well -- well, how is sunny Mogadishu, or wherever it was they sent you?

Anna: Unlike you, sponging off the Quartermaines, I had bills to pay. I had a job to do, and now I'm back.

Robert: Where the real job is. But of course, it's hit a bit of a bump, and you're a little upset.

Anna: I know you do love your little theories, don't you?

Robert: Oh, come on. It's written all over your face. You've suffered a professional setback.

Anna: I know. I mean, if it really helps to feed your fragile ego to believe the only reason that I'm interested in Mr. Alcazar is because he is my "mission," then who am I to argue?

Robert: Listen, nobody knows better than me your weakness for the slick and cheesy. But even you can't get carried away after, what, three conversations?

Anna: Well, it worked with you. How do you know, anyway? Mr. Alcazar is very handsome. He's charming and rich, and he's not obnoxious, and he's certainly not a serial womanizer, like someone I know.

Robert: You save all that sexy talk for the mark. Now, the sooner you tell me about this guy, the sooner I can help you.

Anna: Maybe I like him. Unfortunately, he's biting off my head right now because you decided to spirit away his pregnant ex. Oh.

Robert: Wait a minute. He -- he thinks you helped me?

Anna: Oh, we are listening, then? Yeah. Of course, I convinced him that that's impossible because we barely speak. But clearly, he's obsessed with tracking her down.

Robert: I guess it won't be quite so easy to implant yourself in the target's life --

Anna: He's not my target, Robert. You're going to take care of this.

Robert: If Alcazar wasn't the assignment --

Anna: Oh, Robert, just please --

Patrick: Sorry for interrupting, but your daughter needs you both.

April: Would you mind telling me how you got HIV?

Robin: Sure. I -- I got it from my first boyfriend. I was diagnosed about two weeks before he died.

April: I'm sorry. Was he an IV drug user?

Robin: No. But he did have unprotected sex with a girl who was.

April: Yeah, just like me with my boyfriend. He was using, said that he quit, but he hadn't. He seemed healthy. I didn't think much more about it. But now, I just wonder, how could I have been so stupid?

Robin: No. Stone -- that was my boyfriend --he lived on the streets for while, and he didn't pay attention to all the campaigns warning about HIV prevention. And then I was inundated with them, and I still got infected. We didn't think that AIDS could happen to people like us. He didn't even know that he had to get more than one test. And by the time he was tested, he already had full-blown AIDS.

April: When did he die?

Robin: Um -- about 10 years ago. But we didn't have the incredible drug therapies that we have now.

April: How long did he have?

Robin: It was about six months from the time he was diagnosed to the time that he died.

April: It must have been devastating. Especially since you had just found out that you had it yourself.

Robin: I was one of the lucky ones. They immediately put me on a drug cocktail as soon as it was available.

April: You made all the right choices. You are like proof that it's possible to live with this disease.

Robin: You can, too.

Sonny: So who called you? Um -- Max or Lainey?

Carly: Lainey.

Sonny: Hmm?

Carly: Yeah, after you canceled your therapy session.

Sonny: You know, you guys should go in business together, because you're doing half her work.

Carly: That's funny. She's concerned about you, and so am I, Sonny.

Sonny: I missed a therapy session. It's not the end of the world.

Carly: So, is it better to sit here in the dark, all day long?

Sonny: I'm on -- I'm on medication. I'm not going to have another breakdown.

Carly: You don't know that, Sonny.

Sonny: What I do know is that Emily is good and gone. So you can go ahead and say "I told you so," if that's what you want to do.

Carly: I am sorry.

Sonny: And you're not surpri -- did Lainey tell you?

Carly: Emily.

Sonny: Emily? Why -- why? Oh, she wants -- she wants you to check up on me, make sure I'm taking my medication, going to therapy.

Carly: She's worried about you, Sonny.

Sonny: Well, you know what? I'm sick and tired of people worrying about me. At least, you know, I don't have to worry about hurting Emily anymore, and -- we're divorced, so you're safe from me. And if I want to be a head case, then I'm going to be a head case. At least I'm not hurting anyone but myself.

Carly: That's the most self-indulgent crap I've ever heard.

Patrick: Robin was in the O.R. with me. She helped me deal with the consequences of being stuck with a contaminated needle.

Anna: Oh, my -- are you all right?

Patrick: My first HIV test came back negative. I'm on preventative drugs just in case. Dr. Quartermaine seems optimistic.

Anna: Okay.

Robert: Why do you think there's something wrong with Robin?

Patrick: She's been so supportive and understanding, but she's not okay. She's covering. I can tell.

Robert: How?

Patrick: She's too level. Almost brittle, like she's holding a lot inside. I mean, we all know Robin's lived with HIV for a lot of years, but I think she's more scared than she let's on -- the fact that her first boyfriend died of AIDS, I'm sure doesn't help. I think it's bringing back a lot of bad memories.

Anna: Well, she's a very strong young woman.

Patrick: Well, that's no doubt. But everybody has a breaking point. I think Robin's getting to hers. Look, I know you guys weren't around when her and Stone went through what they did --

Robert: Oh, look --

Anna: Yeah.

Robert: Thanks for the heads-up. We'll look after Robin.

Patrick: Okay.

Anna: Thank you. Wow. Oh, God -- how can we promise to take care of Robin when we already failed her so pathetically?

Diego: What'd you want to see me about?

Lorenzo: I want you to stay out of trouble. Things are about to get dangerous around here.

Diego: You're finally going to make your move. Can I help?

Lorenzo: You're not going to be involved.

Diego: Okay, look, okay? Just think about it first, okay? If things get dangerous --

Lorenzo: Diego, shh.

Diego: You need someone to watch your back, and --

Lorenzo: I made a deal to move arms in exchange for your freedom. In order for that to happen, cargo has to come through Port Charles. And to facilitate that, I have to shut down the Corinthos organization.

Diego: You going to take them all out?

Lorenzo: Nothing so obvious. I contacted Sonny's South American associate, told him that Sonny was mentally ill, and that the business is falling apart.

Diego: Well, what if this guy doesn't believe you?

Lorenzo: Well, he already demanded a meeting. When he sees that Jason's not competent to run the business, he's going to have to remove both Sonny and Jason.

Diego: So you're going to let these South American guys clear the way for you?

Lorenzo: Well, they're going to fight the war. I'm going to sit back and wait for it to be over.

Diego: And once it is?

Lorenzo: Well, if everything goes as planned, then Sonny will be out. And I will be in.

Carly: Poor, pitiful you. You have no one to get better for? What about your kids? They're the reason you started taking your meds in the first place, Sonny.

Sonny: Well, the medication will control the, you know, Bipolar stuff. And -- but I'm just -- I'm going to be who I am. You know, self-centered, bad-tempered -- whatever else you want --

Carly: Don't forget chauvinistic.

Sonny: Chauvinistic --

Carly: Mm-hmm.

Sonny: Yeah. Well, I'll be that the rest of my life, no matter how much medication I take, so I --

Carly: You don't know that.

Sonny: I'm tired of dragging the -- the past out into the open so Lainey and I can blah-blah-blah-blah about, you know, everything. It doesn't -- it does -- look, somehow I got through life without having to analyze all this stuff, so you know, I've never hurt my children. So don't say that I'm a danger to the kids.

Carly: You are, without meaning to be.

Sonny: Okay, so, what, you're a shrink now?

Carly: You don't think when you're in pain it affects them?

Sonny: I don't take it out on the children.

Carly: Michael and Morgan see you hating yourself. They see us fighting all the time. Kristina knows that Alexis won't let you see her. What do you think they make of that, Sonny? And what about Emily? The kids grew to love her, and now she's not going to come around the house anymore. They see what's going on. You are their father, they learn from you, they learn who to be from you. Michael copies every move you make. You are his role model. You have got to stop burning through relationships. You have to find peace with yourself, because what's hard on you is hard on them.

Sonny: Just out of curiosity -- why do you keep pushing this therapy? Because, I mean, it -- it didn't do much for you.

Emily: It's so nice of you to ask, Nikolas, but wouldn't Alexis be a better choice for a godmother?

Nikolas: I'm -- I'm sorry. I put you in an awkward position.

Emily: No, how so?

Nikolas: Well, I'm sure Sonny's not comfortable with the idea of us being friends since our divorce.

Emily: Sonny's not an issue anymore.

Nikolas: What do you mean?

Emily: Things have changed.

Nikolas: I don't mean to pry, but --

Emily: No, it's all right. Everybody's going to find out soon enough. Um -- Sonny and I broke up.

Nikolas: I'm sorry to hear that.

Emily: Yeah, for all his flaws, he was good to me. He -- he taught me a lot of things, and he helped me out in many ways. And -- you're relieved, aren't you?

Nikolas: I do think that you're better off without him.

Emily: You saw him at his worst, Nikolas, when -- when he lost it on you at the Haunted Star, but he honestly never hurt me.

Nikolas: All the same, you're -- you're safer now, I think. And that's the last time I'm going to say that.

Emily: Okay, thank you.

Nikolas: I promise.

Emily: All right.

Nikolas: But, see, now there's no reason why you can't be Spencer's godmother.

Emily: See, Alexis is your aunt. She's more suitable than your ex-wife, or you could ask Lulu or Elizabeth.

Nikolas: You don't want to do it?

Emily: I just want you to be sure that you want me.

Nikolas: Well, I've -- I've found myself remembering when we were married. And you raised the idea of us -- of us having children. You were so sure that I would be a good father. I knew that you would be a wonderful mother. I just -- I -- I can't think of anyone more suitable than you to help me guide my son through life.

Emily: I'd love to be Spencer's godmother.

Nikolas: You would?

Emily: Of course. I'm moving on with my life, and -- and knowing that your son is going to be a part of it will give me something to look forward to.

Nikolas: Good. Thank you. Now you're on diaper duty --

Emily: Oh, shut up.

Nikolas: So get upstairs. Let's go.

Emily: Stop.

Alfred: I'm delighted to hear that you'll be the godmother, Miss Emily. Would you like a quick refreshment?

Emily: Uh -- maybe next time, Alfred I've -- I've got to run. That's a great name and ever so sweet to pick that out.

Nikolas: Thank you. And thanks for stopping by.

Emily: Yes, my pleasure.

Nikolas: I'll walk you out.

Emily: Okay. Thank you, Alfred.

Anna: Now, why would Robin confide in us over anything? After the way we abandoned her?

Robert: Look, that was then, this is now. Besides, we're still her parents.

Anna: Robert, she contracted HIV and watched her boyfriend die. And neither one of us was there for her. God. We deserted her because we couldn't bear to give up the spy game. And now, of course, it's coming around to bite us.

Robert: You're being too hard on yourself.

Anna: No, I'm not. We had a teenage daughter. How -- how did we justify putting ourselves in that kind of danger?

Robert: Hindsight's always 20/20. But we did what we thought was best then.

Anna: Well, we were wrong.

Robert: Maybe. But she still loves you.

Anna: Oh, she loves both of us. You know, whether she admits it, or not. But she can't possibly feel like she can totally count on us.

Robert: Look, we screwed up our first time around as parents.

Anna: God, yeah.

Robert: But we -- we now have two choices. We can do what my goodbye guy friend Spencer's done and admit defeat and take off, or we can try it again and do a better job. She -- she loves us. She wants us in her life. We've stumbled into a second chance as parents. I suggest we grab it with both hands.

Alan: Robin?

Robin: Yes?

Alan: So, how's April Gilbert?

Robin: B.P. 106/80. Pulse, 88 and regular. Respiration's 16 and afebrile. And her attitude is surprisingly good, considering everything's she been through.

Alan: It's got to be very hard on you.

Robin: I'm handling it.

Alan: Robin -- listen. You're a wonderful doctor. I have seen you grow up. I'm very proud of you. You show extraordinary strength and determination. But that being said, I want you to promise me something.

Robin: Sure.

Alan: This Gilbert case would rattle the nerves of any attending physician, let alone somebody with your background.

Robin: Well, she needs someone with my background.

Alan: I'm worried about your needs. You're already worried about Patrick and his exposure to AIDS. It's an awful lot on your plate. So just promise me that if you become overwhelmed, you'll come and tell me.

Robin: Alan, I'm okay. Honestly, this is my job, and I intend to follow through.

Alan: There is no shame in you wanting to transfer this case to --

Robin: No, that won't be necessary. I want to be the one to care for her, for her and for myself. And I want Patrick to see me do it. I want him to know that living with HIV doesn't make you less than who you were. But in any case, I appreciate your concern and your support.

Alan: I'll always be there for you.

Carly: I worked hard in therapy. I didn't complain or try to weasel out of it, like you're doing.

Sonny: Well, maybe therapy is just -- is just a waste of time where I'm concerned.

Carly: You're in therapy so you can change your behavior, Sonny.

Sonny: Like you did?

Carly: I didn't realize how much I was living my life for you until Lainey helped me see it. She helped me move past my dependency and stand on my own two feet, okay?

Sonny: So what are you trying to do here? I mean, taking care of me, my whole --

Carly: You're finally getting help, and I don't want to see you screw that up.

Sonny: Well, didn't Lainey tell you to stay away from me so that way you wouldn't get dependent on me again?

Carly: Okay, a part of my mental health is being a good mother. And a part of that is looking out for my kids' father.

Sonny: So this is about Michael and Morgan?

Carly: This is not about trying to get close to you. The days of me obsessing over pleasing you, or getting jealous over another woman -- those days seem like a million years ago to me.

Sonny: Oh. Yeah.

Carly: What's that?

Sonny: Well, you're lying to yourself.

Carly: I'm not lying to myself.

Sonny: Well, you always get crazy when I'm with another woman.

Carly: That is just sad.

Sonny: Sad?

Carly: Yes, that you need to believe that. Is that an ego thing? You can't stand the fact that it doesn't bother me if you're with another woman.

Sonny: It's always bothered you, divorced or not divorced.

Carly: I would be ecstatic if you found a woman that was right for you.

Sonny: Yeah?

Carly: Yeah.

Sonny: And who decides who's right for me -- you?

Carly: Lainey. Which is also why you need to go back to therapy.

Sonny: Why are we back to therapy?

Carly: If you find a woman that Lainey says is healthy for you, I will cheer you on.

Sonny: You will, huh?

Carly: Mm-hmm. So, you going to stick with therapy?

Sonny: I'll make you a deal. When I find this woman, whoever she may be, and you get jealous -- which you will -- then you go back to therapy. Deal?

Robin: Hey.

Anna: Oh, hi.

Robin: I'm so glad you're back.

Anna: Yeah, me, too. Mmm.

Robin: So, is something wrong? You sounded on the phone like something was bothering you.

Anna: Yeah, it is. You needed me, and I wasn't even in the country.

Robin: What do you mean?

Anna: I promised myself that I wasn't going to be an absentee mother anymore, at which point I promptly did it again.

Robin: Okay, is there something you're not telling me?

Anna: Hmm. Patrick told your father and me about his accident in surgery. You know, him being exposed to AIDS.

[Robin sighs]

Robin: Where did you see him?

Anna: At the Metro Court. He's concerned that his situation might be difficult for you. Now, I don't want you to get upset with him. He only told us because he cares about you.

Robin: Okay, maybe, but I'm fine. Really, Mom, you don't have to worry about me.

Anna: You can keep me at a distance if you want. Why should you trust me to support you when I've already missed so much of your life already?

Robin: Mom, that wasn't your fault.

Anna: I love you, Robin. I always have, I always will. Will you please let me help you?

Robin: I'm really scared, Mom.

Robert: Patrick --

Patrick: You're the last person I expected to see.

Robert: I wanted to apologize about my attitude earlier. Anna and I really are grateful that you shared your concern about Robin.

Patrick: Well, what are you doing here right now?

Robert: Well, she's approaching Robin. I thought I'd come here.

Patrick: Divide and conquer?

Robert: In my line of work, we call that "split reconnaissance." Anna and I will always resort to a process we understand whenever we're worried about something.

Patrick: Well, thanks for the apology.

Robert: I got a few more facts I need from you.

Patrick: I told you everything.

Robert: No, I think there's something you left out.

Lorenzo: The Corinthos organization is in disarray.

Man: You expect me to take your word for it?

Lorenzo: Well, you'll see for yourself at the meeting. And I'm convinced you'll want to make changes.

Man: You assume we're going to do your dirty work and eliminate Corinthos. But even if we do, why would we give the operation to you?

Sonny: Sorry I'm late.

Lainey: Late? You canceled your appointment.

Sonny: No, actually, I changed my mind. Can we just make this quick and get it over with?

Lainey: I appreciate your enthusiasm.

Sonny: Ladies first.

Lainey: Look, Sonny, for therapy to be effective, you have to want to do the work, and clearly you don't.

Sonny: I'm here, aren't I?

Lainey: I gave away your hour when you canceled the appointment.

Sonny: It doesn't matter to me because I'll just tell this person that --

Lainey: Sonny -- no, you can't do that.

Sonny: Excuse me, sir, I'm sorry, but can I -- you?

Max: Boss?

Sonny: Again? What's this? What's going on here?

Max: That's okay, you go ahead.

Sonny: No, no, hold on, hold on.

Max: No, it's all right. Ahem.

Sonny: You don't have mental problems, Max. You followed me because you're spying on me for Lainey.

Max: No, that's ridiculous.

Sonny: Yes, I know you -- don't -- let me finish. I tell you what to do, you don't watch me, and you sure as hell don't monitor me for my damn shrink.

Lainey: This stops now.

Nikolas: What are you up to, Alfred?

Alfred: I was just plumping the cushion on the couch, sir.

Nikolas: Yeah, right, right.

Alfred: Would you like a refreshment?

Nikolas: No. No, no, thank you, I'll wait for lunch. Could you go find out what we're having, please?

Alfred: Certainly, sir.

Colleen: I was just about to take John -- I mean, Spencer -- down to the water.

Nikolas: Yeah, yeah, that sounds like a -- a good idea. It's been so hot today.

Colleen: And he loves to splash. Is there any chance you'd like to cancel your afternoon business and join us?

Robert: You didn't elaborate on what happened after the accident. Now, did Robin close for you?

Patrick: No, I did.

Robert: But you were hit with an infected needle. Aren't you supposed to wash that immediately --

Patrick: I couldn't leave the table. My patient was bleeding heavily. If I would have left for a moment, she would have died.

Robert: So, you saved your patient's life and jeopardized your own?

Patrick: I'm a doctor. It's my job.

Robert: Yeah. You know, I've been looking for a good reason to like you ever since I came back to town. I felt that you just weren't even halfway good enough for my daughter. But I was wrong. You got the right stuff. I think any family would be happy to have you as part of it.

Robin: I mean, I know that the odds are in Patrick's favor, just like they are for me. I -- I should be able to live a happy, normal life.

Anna: And you are.

Robin: And I know -- I mean, I can rationalize that in my head. But what I feel when I see him going through this, and I see him being so scared and refusing to talk about it, and then I listen to this patient, and she tells me that she didn't want to get tested because she didn't want to know -- I mean, it all just comes back to me, with everything that Stone went through -- the pain and the sadness and just how scared he was.

Anna: But HIV is different now. I mean, the treatments are so much more effective.

Robin: I know, I know. But even after all my research and all of my experience, there are still some times when I wake up in the middle of the night, and I have these flashes of Stone just getting weaker and weaker, and I wonder -- is that going to happen to me someday? And now I worry about Patrick.

Anna: Look -- oy. Even if Patrick tests positive in the next six months, HIV -- living with HIV is vastly different from living with AIDS. Now, you know that better than anyone. And I know it because of you. You're alive, and you will stay that way. And so will Patrick.

Robin: You sound so sure.

Anna: Because I am sure.

Robin: Here I am, a grown woman, hanging on my mother's every word.

Anna: How am I doing?

Robin: You're doing great. You've convinced me.

Anna: Okay.

Robin: So if you say that I'm going to be okay and that he's going to be okay, I believe you.

Anna: That's all I want.

Lainey: This is Mr. Giambetti's appointment. You'll have to leave.

Max: No, no, it's okay. I'll go, I'll go. I'm glad my boss is here.

Sonny: Um --

[Lainey sighs]

Lainey: For your information, I don't use spies. I rely on my patients to tell me what's going on with them.

Sonny: Then what was Max doing here?

Lainey: That's none of your business.

Sonny: Well, I'm just -- I never knew that he had problems.

Lainey: Well, did it ever occur to you that he might have parts of his life that he likes to keep private? Max has issues like anybody else. And he wants to work through them, unlike you -- who just -- you seem to enjoy your dysfunction. I mean, you come in here, you berate a man who's done nothing but try to help you.

Sonny: You're right. I just -- you know, I jumped on Max. I shouldn't have. But he gets it.

Lainey: You're right, he does. He completely understands that the accusations you made were just unfounded.

Sonny: I lost my temper.

Lainey: And you took it out on Max, a man you described as a trusted employee. You treat him with suspicion --

Sonny: Mm-hmm.

Lainey: And a complete lack of respect. Maybe we should take a closer look at that kind of behavior.

Sonny: Here's the deal. I have a little bit of an edge. I -- I get annoyed, I lose my patience -- well, it's pretty much human nature -- and I want things done my way.

Lainey: And your way is to bully people?

Sonny: How do you think I got this far in life? Okay? I'm driven. I got to be. What are you writing?

Lainey: I'm increasing the dosage on your meds befo --

Sonny: Oh, hell no.

Lorenzo: Men in place. If you step in and try to run things yourselves, you will lose a fortune and possibly your lives. But if you remove Corinthos and Morgan -- do business with me -- everybody wins.

Man: Assuming you're right about Corinthos being sick and Morgan being incompetent.

Lorenzo: I think you'll find out for yourself at the meeting.

Carly: Get the hell off of me.

Lorenzo: How much did you hear, Carly?

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Lucky: Hey, Lulu. Why are you so jumpy?

Lorenzo: Are you spying on me, Carly?

Carly: Should I be?

Jason: Are you okay?

Sam: Yeah. You?

Sonny: Why do I have to take a higher dose?

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