GH Transcript Tuesday 8/15/06

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 8/15/06

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Robin: You know, that was very sweet of you to include April in our dinner. I think it really meant a lot to her that we were there.

Patrick: I just came up with the idea. You're the one that cooked -- a great meal, by the way.

Robin: Was lucky.

Patrick: Don't be modest. It doesn't suit you.

Robin: I'm not being modest. Really, that meal could've easily been inedible. And I forgot dessert. You know, I could really go for something chocolaty right now.

Patrick: I could handle that. Metro Court okay?

Robin: Sure. I just want to check April's chart before we go. Think you can handle this for a second?

Patrick: Go.

Patrick: Damn it.

Robin: What happened?

Patrick: I cut my hand.

Robin: Let me see.

Patrick: Don't touch me.

Ric: I thought you weren't coming home tonight.

Alexis: Clearly not.

[Door creaks]

Jason: Did you hear that?

Elizabeth: No, what?

Robin: Can I see it now?

Patrick: The knife's sticking out of the basket.

Robin: Just let me take a look, all right?

Patrick: Well, I've been exposed to AIDS. Your immune system's already compromised. You can't risk getting my blood on you.

Robin: I don't intend to. See? Gloves. Now sit down. Can I see it, please? What, do you want me to call a surgeon? You don't trust me?

Patrick: All right, maybe I'm overreacting. Just my hapless way of trying to protect you.

Robin: Listen, you're on PEP protocol, you've tested negative once for HIV, and I know it'll be another six months until you know for sure. But believe me, I know all there is to know about precautionary measures. I've seen worse scrapes on playgrounds.

Patrick: I still want it bandaged.

Robin: Of course you do. We don't want to mess up your brilliant surgeon hands.

Patrick: I don't recall you registering a complaint before. You know, a few days ago, that would've been my sole concern -- how I was going to perform in the OR. Funny how quickly perspective changes.

Robin: Being exposed to a life-threatening disease has a way of shifting priorities. If it makes you feel any better, you're handling it amazingly well.

Patrick: Just trying to follow your lead.

Dillon: Hey, you.

Georgie: Hi.

Dillon: Didn't your mother tell you that reading in low light will blind you?

Georgie: I am blind. I keep reading this, but the words are just not -- they're not sinking in. But I guess they don't really need to. The title kind of says it all.

Dillon: Why? What do you got?

Georgie: Our divorce papers.

Elizabeth: Are you going to put that away?

Jason: Power outage means increased security risks. I can put it somewhere else if it makes you uncomfortable.

Elizabeth: No, no, no. No, my mommy gene just kicked in for a second. I know the rules, which is why I was surprised. How come you don't have a guard at your door?

Jason: Guards -- you know, just -- having a guard is like going to a meeting in a suit. It's just a way of doing business. Most of the times, I just send the guys home at night. I wouldn't even keep them around if I didn't have to keep up appearances, especially now.

Elizabeth: Now that Sam's gone?

Jason: I mean, who knows if guards really do any good anyway? I keep them around. I tell myself that everybody around me is safe, but you know, I've learned over and over and over, there are no guarantees. That's why you or anyone else around me would never be safe.

Ric: Sorry you had to clean up. I know the place was a mess.

Alexis: Looks like someone left in a hurry.

Ric: Sam and I had an argument.

Alexis: That's funny because when I left, you two were firmly on the same side.

Ric: I know that's the way you read it, Alexis.

Alexis: So what are you saying, that I'm misinterpreting?

Ric: No, I'm just saying, I didn't think that it was right or fair of you to call your daughter "pathetic" or "degraded." It's just not like you to say something like that or anything for that matter that is that deliberately cruel. I don't know why you said it -- must be some other reason, some other reason that you're operating under that you're not willing to share with me. At the same time, it wasn't fair of Sam to make you responsible for everything that's wrong in her life. I tried to defend you to her and --

Alexis: I wish I had heard that.

Ric: Well, you know what? It didn't get me anywhere. The only thing I accomplished was making her as mad at me as she is at you.

Alexis: So is that where you went, to find Sam and patch things up?

Ric: No, I went to Sonny's.

Alexis: You did? Really? Because I saw Sonny tonight, too. He was actually very helpful.

Ric: Why would you need Sonny's help?

 Dillon: Wow. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, but I think I kind of put the divorce out of my mind.

Georgie: Yeah. Justus must've filed them right before he got -- listen, your copy is probably waiting for you at the Quartermaines'.

Dillon: This is it. I mean, you know, like, we sign this and then the marriage is over. Marriage is just over.

Georgie: I haven't been able to. I've tried, I really have. I know that it's the right thing to do. I know that we're too young to be married, but -- it's just sad, Dillon. We fought so hard to be together, and we loved each other so much. And now -- and then we were "until death do us part." And that was the plan. And now here we are, sitting here, looking at divorce papers.

Dillon: Go home, get dressed.

Georgie: What?

Dillon: Go home and get dressed. I want you to go -- no, I want you to go home. I'll explain this later. Go home, find your prettiest, most favorite dress, and meet me back here in a half an hour, okay? Go. Go, go, go.

Elizabeth: I'm not looking for any promises or commitments from you, Jason. I -- I didn't even intend on sleeping with you tonight. It's just I didn't know what to do, then I showed up on your doorstep. You always have this way of just cutting through all the clutter and helping me see things as they are.

Jason: You do the same for me.

Elizabeth: Really?

Jason: Yeah. I mean, with you, I can -- I can just be honest and not have to worry about your agenda. You're pretty straightforward.

Elizabeth: Unlike Carly?

Jason: I know people don't really like or get Carly.

Elizabeth: But she always has your back, unlike me.

Jason: No, that's not true. You have come through for me every single time I've needed you, especially recently. You and Carly are alike that way. The difference is Carly thinks she knows how to run my life better than I do. You know, at this point, maybe she's right. I don't know.

Elizabeth: No, she's not.

Jason: No, what I'm trying to say is I appreciate you in my life. I always have. And it's just, you know, bothered me that I wasn't able to express it because I just didn't know how to then, you know? And especially since the life I chose and the commitments I made were so completely opposite of everything that you wanted and who you are.

Elizabeth: No, you're wrong. You and your life and the way you live it have always been a temptation for me.

Jason's voice: You could be dead just because you ran into my arms. So I can't love you anymore.

Sam's voice: No!

[Brakes screech]

Alexis: I was upset when I left.

Ric: I regret that.

Alexis: I went to the Metro Court and I saw Sonny there with Kristina. He was giving her some ice cream. And instead of the usual smiling through gritted teeth, he surprised me.

Ric: Yeah, he does that sometimes.

Alexis: I told him that I had a horrible night, and he was extremely sympathetic. And then the generator went out and we were stuck together for hours.

Ric: That could've been a disaster.

Alexis: But it wasn't. It was wonderful. He put Kristina to sleep peacefully. He was calming and reassuring and understanding to me. So whatever therapy he is doing is obviously working, which is a huge relief to me, to know that Kristina has a father to take care of her.

Ric: Well, you sound like Kristina's going to need her father. Why?

Alexis: Because the parents that she's living with are having serious problems.

[Dillon whistles]

Georgie: Wow. Wow.

Dillon: You like?

Georgie: Dillon, we're in the middle of a blackout. How did you do this?

Dillon: Yeah, uh -- well, credit where credit's due -- Alice.

Georgie: Ah, Alice.

Dillon: At the risk of great bodily harm, she snuck into Cook's kitchen and stole what was to be tomorrow's dessert.

Georgie: Brave woman, Alice.

Dillon: Yeah, the champagne, however, was the easy part. My family always has a bottle chilling somewhere.

Georgie: Right. So you want to toast our divorce over expensive champagne?

Dillon: Well, Mrs. Grumpy-poo, would you prefer cheap champagne? And anyway, I'm not toasting to divorce, I'm toasting to new beginnings. Let me -- okay, give me a shot at this, all right? I'm going to try to explain it to you. This divorce, this is -- it's a new era in our life, okay? It's a time when we get to erase the past. Erase all the misunderstandings, all the mistreatment of each other and the times that we hurt each other and the times that we should've been more thoughtful. And we get to start over with a clean slate, and we get to do it right this time. That's the thing. I mean, we get to learn about trust and giving each other the benefit of the doubt and forgetting all the suspicion, all of that. This could be the start of something good, kid.

Georgie: Well, when you put it that way, what are we waiting for?

Dillon: Come on, baby.

[Georgie giggles]

Georgie: Ah! Thank you.

Elizabeth: I wasn't always Miss Prim and Proper, you know?

Jason: I didn't always see you that way.

Elizabeth: Well, a lot of people do, including Lucky. But when I came to Port Charles to live with my grandmother, I was a nightmare. I couldn't focus on anything for more than two seconds. And I just wanted attention because I always felt less than my sister, Sarah, so I would do everything opposite of what people would tell me. I'd ditch school, I used to smoke. I was a disaster waiting to happen. Then disaster happened to me. And after I was raped, I just went numb, and Lucky was the only person who could see through that fog. I instantly fell in love with him. And then not too long after that, I thought he was dead. So I got really cautious and my choices became as -- as careful as they used to be reckless. And that's where I was when you came along. And unfortunately, you were just the chance that was just too big for me to take, which is kind of ironic if you think about it now.

Jason: How?

Elizabeth: Well, because, in a lot of ways, you're extremely safe.

Jason: I don't think anyone's ever called me "safe" before.

Elizabeth: I mean emotionally. I've always trusted you. When we were at odds with each other, it was always because of somebody else. And no matter what our disagreement was, I always knew that I could count on you.

Jason: You ever wonder what if -- you know, what it would've been like?

Elizabeth: You mean, if I hadn't run away? Or if I had gone with you when you left Port Charles the first time? We'd actually made it to Italy?

Jason: Yeah.

Elizabeth: Yeah. Yeah, I do. What about you?

Jason: Of course. I tried not to let myself. But I'd go to some church or some museum, and I would see this amazing painting, and I'd think of you.

Elizabeth: Well, they say timing is everything.

Jason: Yeah, and ours really sucks.

Elizabeth: Big time.

Jason: You know what? I can't -- I can't go to Italy, but what if I -- what if I can send you? Yeah.

Elizabeth: What?

Jason: I can send you. You can grab Cameron and you can leave any time you want.

Elizabeth: And make another reckless decision?

Jason: No, I'm not saying that. I'm just saying that if you need to take some time in a different environment to figure out what to do next. Even though I couldn't be there with you, it would mean a lot to me to be able to do something for you.

Alexis: You and I haven't exactly been getting along lately. And judging from your crack about Mayor Floyd, either you believe there's something going on between the two of us or you'd like there to be. That way, you'd have an excuse.

Ric: An excuse to do what?

[Door opens]

Sam: I didn't realize either of you were here.

Alexis: Good, I'm glad you're here.

Sam: Yeah, I just -- I came to get my things. I won't be long.

Alexis: Sam, wait. As long as we're all a little more calm and more rational, we need to address what happened, and more importantly, what we're going to do about it.

Sam: Let's -- let's just not go through this whole charade again, please. Obviously, the whole mother/daughter thing wasn't a good fit for us. You made it quite clear that you don't want me in your life and, quite frankly, I -- I don't need to be there, either.

Alexis: You're my daughter. We are connected to each other forever, and we need to find a way to work through our difficulties.

Sam: I don't need a mother who thinks I am pathetic and degraded.

Alexis: We all say and do things that we may regret and want to take back.

Sam: But you can't. You can't and you shouldn't because it's the way you feel. I'm an embarrassment to you.

Alexis: Sam --

Sam: I can feel your contempt, Alexis. Your constant judgment and disapproval and -- you know what? It hurts my feelings, and then it makes me really angry, and then I start resenting you. And you said that you don't want Kristina and Molly to pick up on all the free-floating animosity, and I don't blame you. I don't want them to be stuck in the middle, either. So I am the one who doesn't belong here. So I am going to remove myself from the situation, and I -- I think that everyone in this room will agree that -- that that's what should happen.

Ric: I -- I think it's -- we may have rushed into the whole instant-family thing. But we're all on edge here, so maybe we should just all take a step back and maybe get some breathing room before, well, something happens that's irrevocable.

Sam: What happened here tonight -- I consider that irrevocable.

Alexis: What happened here tonight was wrong. This family is in trouble, and we need to talk about it.

Elizabeth: Jason, I have a job. I can't just pick up Cameron and take off on some dream vacation.

Jason: You can't keep working under constant pressure until you drop, either. I mean, ever since you had Cameron, you've put your life on hold. I understand that's how it goes, I admire that. But he's old enough to travel, you love -- you love Italy. Why not just take him and go?

Elizabeth: Is this your way of trying to get rid of me?

Jason: No way. Because I would -- I would miss you if you weren't around. But it would make me really happy to know that you're finally doing something for yourself.

[Elizabeth sighs]

Elizabeth: You have -- you have no idea how tempted I am. I mean, to go spend time in places I've only fantasized about, and to show Cameron a different way to live? Jason, that is -- God, that is so -- that's so sweet and generous of you. But I'd only be running away from my problems with Lucky, and I can't do that.

Dillon: Here is to all of our tomorrows.

Dillon: Hmm. So, you ready to cut the cake?

Georgie: Dillon, shouldn't we sign the papers?

Dillon: No, no, no, no, no, no, because, you see, this is a divorce party. Everything is backwards -- cake and champagne first.

Georgie: Oh, okay.

Dillon: Now, do you want to help me out with this or what?

Georgie: Okay, I can help. Break it up.

Dillon: Okay. Ah.

[Georgie giggles]

Dillon: Okay, one more.

Georgie: One?

Dillon: One more.

Georgie: Ah. Very, very poetic --

Dillon: There we go.

Georgie: If I do say so.

Dillon: It kind of was --

Georgie: Devil's food cake with chocolate frosting -- that's the farthest thing from a white wedding cake.

Dillon: Yeah, I was a little bit at the mercy of whatever Cook baked on that one, so I kind of lucked out.

Georgie: Very nice.

Dillon: So -- let me see here.

Georgie: Really? Really?

Dillon: Oh, yeah.

Georgie: No, really?

Dillon: Yeah.

Georgie: Oh --

Dillon: Open.

Georgie: Real--

Dillon: No --

Georgie: Be nice.

Dillon: Open.

Georgie: Okay.

Dillon: Open. Ah --

[Georgie giggles]

Georgie: Well, then I -- uh -- guess we made it to the hard part. So -- um -- who goes first?

Dillon: It's up to you.

Georgie: Alphabetical?

Dillon: Sure. Yeah. Sure.

Georgie: Okay, well, it's -- it's "Jones" before "Quartermaine," so it's me.

[Dillon sighs]

Georgie: You're still wearing your wedding ring?

Dillon: You're not.

Georgie: I threw it in the harbor when I found out about you and Lulu.

Dillon: Well, you know what? I guess we know what we have to do with mine.

Dillon: Come on, come on.

Georgie: What are we doing here?

Dillon: All right, I'm just going to warn you right now -- cornball alert coming up, right ahead.

Georgie: I love it when you're corny.

Dillon: Okay, even though -- listen. Even though our marriage ended as abruptly as it did, it was still the most profound thing that ever happened to me, okay, and -- and the ring that I wear to symbolize our commitment is too precious to me to throw in a drawer for the rest of my life. You threw yours in the harbor, and -- and I think that I want mine to join yours.

[Dillon sighs]

Dillon: My only regret is that -- is that you did it alone, thinking that I didn't love you.

Georgie: No, no, no. That's -- that's a part of the past that we're moving away from, remember? You convinced me. No looking back from this moment on.

Dillon: Okay. In that case, will you de-ring me?

Georgie: With this ring, I thee unwed.

Dillon: Georgie -- I will love you forever! Ha!

Georgie: You've got to be the wackiest, most romantic guy I -- I know, ever.

Dillon: You think so?

Georgie: Yeah.

Dillon: Yeah?

Georgie: Yeah.

Dillon: Really? Well, check this out. Georgie Jones, will you someday, someday remarry me?

Robin: I'm about to be insulted.

Patrick: I didn't say anything.

Robin: Well, you're inspecting my work like I removed a brain tumor. I put antibacterial cream on there, so I can practically guarantee that you're not going to get gangrene. And the cut isn't deep enough to cause nerve damage, so just relax. What?

Patrick: I'm just picturing your face when you were bandaging my finger -- all serious and focused, yet compassionate. Not about the bandage, but in the fundamental shift of my perspective it represents.

Robin: I don't think you've changed that much. I have always thought that you are a man of courage and integrity. You were just able to hide it a little bit better before, but adversity has a way of bringing out one's true nature.

Patrick: I won't tell if you don't.

Robin: Your secret's safe with me.

Patrick: I'm starting to believe that. Now, I think I should find a way to thank you for all the support.

Robin: Yes. Uh -- but it might be a little difficult to do that in the middle of a blackout.

Patrick: Maybe. Maybe not. Want to put your lock-picking skills to work? We can get that dessert you were looking for.

Robin: Hmm.

Elizabeth: The lesson I keep learning over and over again -- and one day it might actually stick -- you can't let fear dictate choice. And that's what I've been guilty of. I've known for months that Lucky had a problem. I -- I knew that it was getting worse, but I was in denial, and I clung to it. I didn't want to admit that -- that he was addicted -- or that he was turning to Maxie. My marriage, it -- it didn't collapse in the past 24 hours. It's been deteriorating over the last few months. I just -- I just didn't want to believe it. And now I don't have a choice. And as much as I would love to run away to Italy, I'm going to do what's right for me and Cameron and even Lucky, and face what's happened.

Jason: Are you going to leave him?

Elizabeth: I don't know.

Jason: Well, if you need anything, you know, from me --

Elizabeth: Yeah, and same with you. What are you going to do next?

Jason: I'm not sure there is a "next" for me.

Sam: Well, you know, we both gave it a try, it didn't work out. It's that simple. Let's just leave it at that.

Alexis: There's a lot of strain on everyone in this family, and it occurs to me that it might need my attention.

Ric: Well, whatever you got to say, Alexis, it sounds important. So why don't you go ahead?

Alexis: The position of D.A. requires an inordinate amount of time, and it appears that I don't have that kind of time anymore. Ahem. In the past few months, I've been called away on business when my family may have needed me, and there are consequences for that. So, that being said, I can no longer do the job the way Mayor Floyd thinks that it ought to be done while giving my family the attention that it so obviously needs. So I'm considering turning in my resignation.

Ric: I'm sorry, that doesn't ring true. You're far too competitive to -- to give up, and you're too proud to let any job get to you.

Alexis: My family is more important to me than my job.

Sam: You know, whether you leave your job or not, it doesn't affect my decision. I'm leaving.

Robin: Shouldn't we feel guilty? I mean, taking advantage and finding someone else's feast?

Patrick: Well, you said you wanted chocolate. Maybe fate or karma or whatever rules the universe is saying thank you for taking such good care of me.

Robin: Hmm. You know, I don't really believe in fate or karma. I don't think that people -- hmm? -- earn or deserve what they get, good or bad.

Patrick: Hmm.

Robin: But I do believe that there is something to learn from every situation. And there are moments of unexpected happiness that make everything else worthwhile.

Patrick: Hmm.

[Music plays]

Robin: Sound like someone has a battery-powered radio.

Patrick: Good taste in music. Dance?

Singer: Passion's what we got inside let's try not to

Robin: Now, this is the definition of "unexpected happiness."

[Patrick laughs]

[Robin giggles]

Patrick: Lovely, aren't I?

Robin: Yes.

Georgie: I -- I don't know what to say, other than, Dillon, we just -- we just got unmarried, divorced, and -- and you're asking me to marry you again?

Dillon: No, not now, not now. In -- in three years, 10 years, 20 years -- when we're ready. When we're ready.

Georgie: I don't want you to take this the wrong way, but I have to say no. Dillon, listen to me. I love you more than anyone, but I want time. I want time. I want time to figure out who I am and what I want, and I want the same for you. And maybe in those -- those three, ten, fifteen years, whatever, you can -- when we're ready, you can ask me again. Please ask me again. But for now, I want to love you without any legal commitment, without our parents freaking out, without us feeling like we made a commitment that we weren't ready to make. I can't promise that I'll marry you again right now. But what I can promise you is that I will love you for the rest of my life.

Dillon: And I you. And as long as we have that, the future takes care of itself, baby girl. Okay?

Jason: My life's fine the way it is. You know, I don't -- I don't like running things, but I don't mind taking care of things 'til Sonny can take over again, and I'll just go back to work for him.

Elizabeth: Well, you have to want more than work.

Jason: Yeah, I got -- you know, I got a family with Sonny, with Carly, with the kids.

Elizabeth: But aside from that, you're alone.

Jason: Maybe alone's better. That way no one gets hurt.

Elizabeth: Except you -- even if you can't admit it.

Jason: I'm going to be okay. But I'm not -- I'm not sure I would've been if you hadn't shown up.

Ric: Did you tell Jason?

Sam: I couldn't. Not tonight, anyway.

Ric: Good. Then don't. Don't tell anybody. Look, Sam, what happened between us has the potential to destroy a lot of lives, or it can simply just go away. Either way, I just think it's a good idea to keep what happened a secret. Sam? Do you agree?

Sam: Fine. Fine, I won't tell Jason -- or anyone else -- that we had sex.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Sonny: It's about time we had that talk.

Lulu: I'm pregnant.

Georgie: Are you okay?

Robin: I think you should come in.

Emily: It would be so easy to stay here.

Nikolas: Then stay.

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