General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 8/16/06
Provided By Boo
Proofread by Amelia
Max: There's no problem. Leave it alone.
Milo: You have to cover better than this.
Max: Cover what? I'm fine.
Milo: You're totally depressed, and we both know why.
Max: How many times do I have to tell you --
Sonny: Hey, Max? Max? It's about time we had that talk.
Robin: Well, thank you for a wonderful evening.
Patrick: Well, I should be thanking you. It started off rough, but --
Robin: But sometimes happiness has a way of sneaking up on you.
Patrick: If you take time to notice.
Robin: I think you should come in.
Dillon: Somebody got in here.
Georgie: Which is really weird because I know I locked the door.
Dillon: And they ate our unwedding cake.
Georgie: Bright side -- they left plenty for us. Yay.
Dillon: Who do you think it was, actually?
Georgie: Probably Mike.
Dillon: Or a stranger passing through.
Georgie: Ooh -- who really appreciates chocolate and champagne.
Dillon: And love that lasts forever.
Dillon: Aw. Right?
Dillon: Am I right?
Dillon: Give me this.
Georgie: Hey, Lulu. Hi.
Lulu: Hi. Looks like you guys are celebrating.
Georgie: We are! We got a divorce!
Nikolas: Like some wine?
Emily: No, thanks. The stairs to the launch are pitch-black. If I'm even slightly tipsy going down, I could break my neck.
Nikolas: You're probably right. It's late and still too dangerous out with the lights out. So why don't you spend the night?
Sonny: We've needed to clear things up for a long time.
Max: Oh, yeah, sure. Anything you want, boss. But first I need to check on the Maserati.
Sonny: What's wrong with the Maserati, Max?
Max: You know that car. It's touchy, high-maintenance, always needs attention.
Sonny: Yeah, sounds like my ex-wife.
Max: Oh. That's a funny one, boss.
Sonny: Milo? Wait. What's going on with Max?
Milo: I don't know what you mean, boss.
Sonny: Well, you know, it's been tough for Max around here for -- for a while, right? And we both know why. The roller-coaster mood swings, the unpredictability, and the tough demands. You know I hate that I did that to him, right?
Sonny: You know, there's been a lot of strain on Max during my episode. I'm just thinking, maybe I should send him on vacation to the beach. He can lay out in the sun with his beautiful body --
Milo: It's not you.
Sonny: It's not me? Then who? Hey, hey, hey. I appreciate that you're trying to cover for your brother, but this is my home, you're on my time, and you're loyal to me. If there's something that is affecting how your brother does his job or, you know, someone's distracting him, stop -- okay, don't shake your head again. You tell me what is going on with your brother.
Sonny: Excuse me?
Milo: Max misses Carly.
Lulu: Chocolate cake and champagne. Most people wouldn't be this thrilled to get a divorce.
Dillon: Yeah, well, you know, we're putting our marriage and our mistakes behind us, so --
Lulu: Yeah, Dillon told me that you guys are getting back together, and I think that's great.
Georgie: Yeah, I'm really excited. It's just -- the divorce papers came in the mail today, so --
Lulu: So, yeah. We're all getting on with our lives, aren't we?
Lulu: Anyway, I'm glad that you guys are back together.
Georgie: Are you okay?
Lulu: Yeah, I'm -- no, I'm fine. Um -- it's actually amazing that we're speaking to each other, isn't it? I mean, I know that we can't be friends.
Dillon: You know -- we're in the middle of something right now.
Lulu: I just want to say that -- I know that you guys can't trust me, but I'm not going to do anything to ever break you guys up again.
Georgie: Lulu -- she seemed really, really upset about something.
Dillon: She's going to try to go after her father again.
Georgie: Oh, that's so sad.
Dillon: Yeah. I feel really bad for her, but --
Dillon: Just to let you know, you can count on me. I'm not going anywhere. I'm staying right here.
Georgie: I know. I know. I just can't help it. I feel really bad for her, too.
Dillon: All the more reason to love you.
Lulu's voice: If I tell you what's happening, you cannot tell anyone.
Sonny: I won't say anything. I mean --
Lulu: You have to swear.
Sonny: I swear.
Lulu: I'm pregnant.
Patrick: I don't think we should do this.
Robin: There's no rush. If you need to wait, then we will. But I'm not afraid and you shouldn't be, either. Look, you're not going to hurt me. I promise.
Patrick: Damn it. It's the hospital.
Patrick: Epiphany. For how long? All right. I'm on my way.
Robin: Is it April?
Robin: Is she worse? Was the dinner too much for her?
Patrick: No. Ms. Sneed pulled rank on Epiphany and got into April's room.
Robin: She's trying to get her transferred to County again, isn't she?
Patrick: It's not going to happen.
Robin: Well, I'm coming with you.
Patrick: No. Hey, just stay here. Get some rest. Don't give her the satisfaction of getting us both out of bed.
Robin: Well, should I call Alan or something?
Patrick: No. I can take care of this. Thank you.
Emily: It would be so easy to stay here. And I've always loved Wyndemere, especially in the summer.
Nikolas: Then stay.
Emily: I'm a long way from being over Sonny.
Nikolas: You're no fun.
Emily: You know, some people think that I rebounded from you to Sonny, and I'm not sure that that's true. But I'm positive that I don't want to bound from Sonny back to you.
Nikolas: Good, I'm glad to hear that. Those rebound relationships, they -- they always end before they begin, right?
Emily: I better go.
Nikolas: Anyway, thanks for the almost dinner that we had.
Colleen: I'm sorry. I didn't realize you were still here.
Emily: No, I was just leaving.
Nikolas: I'll walk you to the launch.
Emily: No, no, no. Thanks, I'll be fine. Give Spencer a kiss for me.
Nikolas: I will.
Colleen: I don't mean to intrude, but I just checked on Spencer. He's sleeping so peacefully, he looks like an angel. Would you like to look in on him?
Nikolas: Yes, yes. That's exactly what I need. Thank you.
Colleen: Oh, my goodness. What happened?
Emily: Slipped on the stairs.
Nikolas: Are you okay? You hurt or anything?
Emily: Yeah. No, I think it's just my ankle.
Nikolas: I'm sorry. I'll speak to the gardener first thing in the morning, okay?
Emily: No, no, no. Nikolas, it was an accident. Please don't blame the gardener.
Colleen: Can I get you a brandy?
Nikolas: No, she's fine. Thank you. I'll take care of Emily.
Emily: Here. Oh. I'm okay, really.
Nikolas: You could've broken your neck.
Emily: I didn't. I barely cried out when you were right there beside me, taking me in your arms. Kind of like old times.
Iris: You have no insurance, no means of support.
April: I have a name. It's April Gilbert.
Iris: General Hospital has already gone above and beyond by providing you with emergency surgery. Your emergency is over. You're being transferred to County.
Patrick: It's not going to happen.
Iris: The paperwork has already been processed.
Patrick: Do I need to file another complaint?
Iris: I have the full support of the board. General Hospital is not a charitable institution. This patient is terminal. Continuing to provide treatment, not to mention some of the most expensive drugs on the market, is simply not cost-effective.
Patrick: Who authorized this transfer?
Iris: The hospital can't afford it. The on-call resident.
Patrick: Well, I'm the attending.
Iris: Well, you weren't here.
Patrick: I am now, and April's not going anywhere. I'll write up the resident for going behind my back, and you'll have another meeting with the medical practice board.
Iris: I am upholding hospital policy.
Patrick: Start with the paperwork again and don't come back to me until you get it right. Call Dr. Quartermaine and tell him immediately what you've just done.
Iris: It's the middle of the night.
Patrick: I don't think he'll mind. And on your way out, stop by the floor nurse. You're going to have to get some blood taken to make sure you haven't exposed April to any diseases besides bureaucratic stupidity.
Iris: Your patient has end-stage AIDS.
Patrick: Get out now.
Iris: She isn't going to recover!
April: Nice work.
Patrick: Thank you.
April: But there's this problem -- she's right.
Robin: All right, there's no way to pretty this up or make it gentle, so I'm just going to say it, okay? I tested positive for H.I.V. Look, I don't have AIDS. I'm asymptomatic and I'm disgustingly healthy, which means that I have time. I've been thinking about it a lot lately, and I may have more years than my mom had in her whole life.
Stone: I did this. I did this to you.
Max: Sorry to interrupt, but Milo needs to check on the Masarati right now. He's good with cars.
Milo: I am?
Sonny: Yeah, go ahead. Max, you stay.
Max: Oh, you know what? On second thought, the car can wait. Let's just hang out, stick around --
Sonny: No, no, no, no. This is between me and your brother. You go, you go. Max, have a seat. You know, there were times during the breakdown that there was moments of clarity where I could see things for exactly what they are. I don't know, maybe it was the disorder or heightened reality. That's what our shrink would call it, right?
Max: Ahem -- I wouldn't know.
Sonny: You wouldn't know? I mean, that's what you and Lainey talk about, right? The mother of my children? I got it right, didn't I?
Max: Ha. No, I --
Sonny: You want Carly.
Sonny: How long have you been sleeping with her?
Max: Never, I swear.
Sonny: But you have feelings for her.
Sonny: You like her.
Max: No, no --
Sonny: Hey, hey, it's okay.
Max: No, it's not like that.
Sonny: No, no, no, no. You sit down, you sit down. I'm happy for -- look, you're a great guy. You're honorable, you're dependable, and there's nobody else in the whole world that I would rather see with my ex-wife than you. But there are a few things -- if you're going to get involved with her -- that you need to know.
Dillon: So, you all set for P.C.U.?
Georgie: Yeah. I can't believe I start next month.
Dillon: Okay, can I ask you a question? Whatever happened to Princeton?
Georgie: I'm on a full scholarship to both. So --
Dillon: Yeah, but P.C.U. is no ivy league school. I mean, Princeton's just -- it's a better college.
Georgie: You gave up U.S.C., didn't you?
Dillon: Yes, but there was extenuating circumstances. That was different. I mean, Princeton's only a few hours away and we could still see each other.
Georgie: I know. Maybe I'll transfer there in a couple of years, but right now Princeton just -- just doesn't have what it takes.
Dillon: Which is what, exactly?
Patrick: Rule number one -- never agree with Ms. Sneed. She's a simpleminded control freak who doesn't know the difference between counting beans and practicing medicine.
April: Yeah, but I don't --
Patrick: Rule number two -- don't make it easy for her to kick you out.
April: I don't have medical insurance. I can't pay the bill. I mean, the County is for people like me.
Patrick: Are you listening to me? You're the patient. I'm the surgeon who backed down Ms. Sneed for the opportunity to operate on you, to save your life.
April: And you got yourself exposed to a virus that could kill you.
Patrick: Right. So if I let Ms. Sneed ship you to County, this is all for nothing.
April: You might not be able to stop her.
Patrick: H.I.V. is cramping my style. But if I ever get to the point that I can't handle a simpleminded bureaucrat on a power trip --
April: You'll look bad? Is that what this is really about? You and your ego?
Patrick: Well, what did you think it was about, you?
April: When you put it like that --
Patrick: And here's the plan. I need you to buy me some time while I go to the board and light a fire on Alan Quartermaine. When Ms. Sneed comes back -- and she will -- you cry patient abuse, threaten to call the ACLU, the press, all the AIDS advocacy groups. Keep it up until she runs for the hills.
April: No wonder Dr. Scorpio's in love with you.
Sonny: I don't have to tell you Carly can be difficult, Max.
Max: That's no problem, boss.
Sonny: Yeah. Well, you can handle her, right? You can. But Jason can't, I can't, but you can?
Max: No. No, not at all.
Sonny: Then what are you saying, Max?
Max: I look out for Carly as part of my job. Outside of that, I don't get too close.
Sonny: You find her repulsive?
Max: No, I didn't mean that.
Sonny: Oh, I get it. You -- you think she's hot, you don't want to get too close because you don't want to get burned.
Max: Something like that, yeah.
Sonny: Yeah, okay. So you've been thinking about her a lot, you've been thinking about, like, how she is in bed, when she's naked and the whole thing.
Sonny: Do you miss her?
Sonny: A little bit?
Max: No, sir.
Sonny: You don't? How do you think Carly's going to feel that you don't miss her a little bit? It's going to break her heart that you don't want her, you don't like her.
Max: I didn't say that.
Sonny: So you want her?
Max: No, I didn't say that, either. Look, Carly's great, fantastic, unbelievable.
Sonny: What are you going to do about it, Max?
Max: Check on the Maserati.
Robin: What was that about?
Sonny: I was just having a little fun.
Robin: Oh. Well, it's good to see you smiling.
Sonny: What are you doing here?
Robin: I can't sleep.
Sonny: Yeah, I miss him, too. I had a feeling you'd come by.
Robin: So you do remember?
Sonny: It's pretty hard to forget. His birthday's in a couple of days.
Max: You idiot. How could you tell the boss I miss Carly?
Milo: Don't you?
Max: Yeah, but you don't have to run your mouth about it. If the boss ever finds out what's going on in my head, the kind of fantasies I've been having--
Milo: You have fantasies about Carly?
Max: Shut up.
Milo: The boss likes you. Maybe he's okay with you and Carly.
Max: There is no me and Carly.
Milo: Why not? She's always really friendly, isn't she?
Max: Yeah, but she's not going to date some --
Milo: Carly likes you. Didn't she dance with you? Maybe she liked it.
Max: Look, she did that to make Jax jealous. She just bought a ticket and flew to Africa to find him or something.
Milo: So what? Carly still likes you. Maybe you have a chance with her. If you don't try, you'll never know.
Robin: Thank you.
Sonny: So, what have you heard about what's been going on with me?
Robin: Um -- a few things.
Sonny: From who?
Robin: From Emily, mostly. She's been really worried about you.
Sonny: So, you know we split up?
Robin: Yeah. I'm so sorry. I know that she made you really happy.
Sonny: Lainey says that I have bipolar disorder.
Robin: Okay. Does that mean that you're on medication?
Sonny: I don't want to take the medication. But for my kids, I'll do what I got to do. I don't want to be trashing everything, crazy, you know.
Robin: Stone would be very proud of you. I just can't stop dreaming about him.
Sonny: Because of his birthday?
Robin: Do you know Patrick Drake?
Sonny: Yeah. He saved Jason's life, Sam's life.
Robin: Yes. Operating against a court order, that's very Patrick. Anyway, he is this hopeless womanizer, a brilliant surgeon, of course, but very full of himself. Kind of charming, you know. We -- we were on and off again for months and --
Robin: Anyway, he did this amazing thing.
Robin: There was this patient that came into E.R. She had end-stage AIDS, no medical insurance --
Robin: And this awful, number-crunching hospital administrator wanted to ship her straight to County. Patrick was not having any of that. So he did the surgery, saved her life. And even though he did everything right, he ended up sticking his finger with a needle during surgery. And now I just cannot stop thinking about everything that Stone went through before he died.
Patrick: I've already been here long enough, so you should get some sleep.
April: You can change the subject all you want, but Dr. Scorpio's in love with you. And from what I can see, it goes both ways.
Patrick: My personal life is none of your business, April.
April: Chill out. Why can't you just be in love and be glad for what you've got?
Patrick: I'm not in love with Robin.
April: Oh, sure.
Patrick: Okay, if I was in love with Robin, which I'm not, I don't do long-term relationships.
April: Well, if I infected you with H.I.V., long term won't be a problem. Know what I'm saying?
Patrick: Okay. H.I.V. definitely complicates things. I used to ride Robin all the time that she's hiding behind it, and now I know what she's up against.
April: Are you afraid you'll catch it from her?
Patrick: No, the opposite. I could still test positive. The H.I.V. strand that I have could be a different strain and it could seriously compromise Robin's immune system.
April: Then she could end up like me.
Nikolas: You do realize you have to spend the night now, right?
Emily: I wanted to all along.
Nikolas: Even if you didn't -- there you go -- I couldn't let you walk around with a sprained ankle in the dark with all the lights off.
Emily: That's very solicitous of you.
Nikolas: I'll go get you an ice pack. You okay?
Nikolas: An ice pack and some towels. Will you be needing anything else?
Emily: I've been rescued by a prince on a dark and scary night. What more could a girl want?
Nikolas: I'll be right back. There you go.
Colleen: I was checking on Spencer and I heard your voices. I didn't want you to wake him.
Nikolas: Oh, okay. We'll be sure and keep our voices down.
Emily: The lights.
Nikolas: Yeah. I'm going to go check on Spencer real quick. Will you grab Emily an ice pack and some fresh towels, please?
Nikolas: Thank you. And I will get you some pajamas. How's that?
Emily: I don't need to be waited on, you know.
Nikolas: I know. It's been a long time since you've allowed me to do anything for you. So just let me do this, okay?
April: I'm the definition of what not to do if you think you have AIDS. I didn't get tested. I did everything to avoid it. And when I found out I was sick, it was too late to even use the drugs, even if I could afford them. Now I'm end-stage and I probably won't make it to Christmas.
Patrick: You might. Some of your numbers have improved.
April: I'm toast, Doc, let's face it. Unlike Robin, who has done everything right -- great medical care, all that good, clean living. But there are no guarantees. She could end up right where I'm at. And where are you going to be? You could be by her side or somewhere way on down the road. AIDS -- it's a scary business. No one can blame you if you can't deal.
Patrick: I'm a doctor. I can deal.
April: It's different when you're in love with someone.
Patrick: I didn't say anything about love, you did. I, obviously, would never let Robin get to where you are. I wouldn't desert her.
April: Because of obligation? Pity?
Patrick: Because she's Robin, and I care about her.
April: Does she know that?
Robin: My fear for Patrick is mostly irrational. He's on a drug protocol now that didn't even exist when Stone got sick. He's tested negative for H.I.V. once, and, of course, he has to be tested again in another six months, but his prognosis is excellent. But all that aside, the look in his eyes, the fear -- it's just like Stone.
Sonny: Have you told Patrick that?
Robin: Well, he knows that my first love died of AIDS, and it's kind of insensitive of me to keep bringing it up.
Robin: But I have to say, I really admire the way he's dealing with the situation. No complaining, no feeling sorry for himself. He's grateful for the meds. He deals with the side effects. I mean, he's basically the same brilliant surgeon he's always been, just slightly less obnoxious.
Sonny: As long as he's not obnoxious to you, I'm all right.
Robin: Well, that's been the biggest revelation of all. When the going got tough, Patrick turned out to be noble and principled. He's actually over at the hospital right now because Ms. Sneed decided once again that April must be transferred to County.
Robin: I guess she figured that because of the blackout, nobody would notice, but Patrick's going to try and outmaneuver her. It's just the odds are against him. April Gilbert doesn't have insurance and Ms. Sneed is relentless.
Sonny: I hope Patrick tests negative again, but if he doesn't, at least he has you as an example of how to live with H.I.V. You got a great life. Stone never had that, and he wouldn't want you to waste it. Maybe Stone is with us after all.
April: Try moving me. I will call the press. I will call every AIDS group in the phone book, have them picketing outside this hospital. And I will be filing charges for patient harassment and abuse.
Iris: I'm simply doing my job.
April: So it's your job to throw sick people in the street?
Iris: County Hospital is hardly the street.
April: We'll see how that plays on the news, especially when I sue you.
Iris: You can't pay your hospital bill. You certainly can't pay a lawyer. We have already gone far beyond what is required for emergency care, and it is standard procedure that we transfer patients to County --
Sonny: Is there a problem -- Ms. Sneed?
Sonny: Is there a problem with the treatment that you're giving my friend April? How you doing?
April: I'm fine, thanks.
Sonny: You doing fine?
April: I'm hanging in.
Sonny: You know, I let this thing go a while back with Sam McCall, where you cut off the hospital blood supply to her. I mean, she survived, but I see things, and it concerns me. Are you familiar with the term "connected," Ms. Sneed? I asked you a question. I don't know if you heard --
Iris: Yeah. Yes.
Sonny: Yes? Then you understand that my friend April is connected, and that anybody who upsets her or causes her any distress in turn is causing themselves distress. Now, I'm not threatening you because I don't threaten women. I'm just letting you know what's going on and that accidents happen, tragic accidents, and a hospital is a tough place to work when all the doctors hate you. Isn't that right, April?
April: Yeah, absolutely right.
Sonny: Now, I donated money to the Stone Cates AIDS Wing, and I expect all the AIDS patients to be treated with kindness, dignity, and respect.
Iris: Well, the AIDS wing provides outpatient services.
Sonny: Yeah, yeah, well, I know that. But see, unfortunately, she's been in a bad accident -- do you understand what I'm saying? -- and, you know, she deserves the same respect.
Iris: Well, Ms. Gilbert has no health insurance.
Sonny: Well, if you had been doing your job, Ms. Sneed, you would know that the bill should've been coming to me. And that doesn't make me feel very good that this -- you know, this hospital is going to hear from me. Do you understand what I'm saying? It's very troubling.
Iris: I'll make a notation in Ms. Gilbert's file.
Sonny: Hey, apologize first.
Iris: I apologize.
Sonny: Not to me.
Iris: I apologize if I upset you or distressed you or showed you any lack of consideration or any lack of respect.
Sonny: Okay, Ms. Sneed, all my friends have names.
Iris: April, I'm sorry.
April: I don't know why you're doing this, but thank you.
Sonny: You just consider this a gift from a friend you never met.
April: Who's that?
Sonny: Stone Cates.
Robin: Hey. I didn't expect to see you again tonight, but come in. How's April?
Patrick: She's the reason I'm here.
Robin: Oh, god. Is she dead?
Patrick: She's fine.
Patrick: She told me to tell you --
Robin: Tell me what?
Patrick: She told me to tell you that you matter, and you have from the start. What I feel for you I've never felt for another woman in my entire life, and it -- and I think maybe, in time, there's a chance that I might love you.
Patrick: I got to go.
Emily: Stop. It's the latest fashion for damsels in distress.
Nikolas: I think you look beautiful.
Emily: You don't have to say that.
Nikolas: Come here. Let me help you.
Colleen: Here you are. I just want to remind you to please keep your voices down for the baby.
Emily: Is Spencer a light sleeper?
Nikolas: He was fast asleep when I went and checked on him.
Emily: Huh. I don't see why Colleen's so worried. I mean, these walls are thick enough for a fortress.
Nikolas: Yeah, she does go a little overboard sometimes. Trying to make a good impression, I guess.
Dillon: Oh, wow.
Dillon: At least the traffic lights will be working.
Georgie: Oh, yeah, I should -- I should probably go. Mac's going to be calling any minute wondering where I am.
Dillon: Yeah, I got to -- I got to get some of this stuff back to Cook or she'll start taking hostages. Do you need a -- do you need a ride?
Georgie: The lights are back on. I think I'm going to walk.
Dillon: Yeah? You sure?
Georgie: Yeah, yeah. It's not that far, and I have a lot to think about.
Dillon: Okay. Well, thank you. Good night, and thanks for the divorce.
Singer: 'Cause the rest is yet to come
Lulu: Hi. You guys are anonymous, right? You don't need my name? Um -- I took a pregnancy test, but I think it's defective. It said that I'm pregnant, but it could be wrong, right? It has to be wrong because I can't be pregnant.
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