General Hospital Transcript Thursday 8/24/06
Proofread by Amelia
Nikolas: You've been awake for a long time. Want your gray one or your brown one, huh? Hmm?
Emily: Hey, morning.
Nikolas: Oh, thank you for coming. Uh -- Lulu will be by here any minute. I was hoping that you -- you would stay and talk to her.
Emily: Sure, I'd -- I'd be glad to, but I think we should think about what we're going to say first.
Nikolas: And I was hoping that you could keep an eye on Spencer. Alexis called and -- I don't know, she said she needed to see me.
Emily: About what?
Nikolas: I don't know. But she said it was an emergency.
Alexis: Why don't you just leave it on my desk. I'm going to be there within the hour.
Ric: Where are you going?
Alexis: I'm going to the office. I have a busy day ahead of me.
Ric: Alexis, why don't you let your A.D.A.'s handle it?
Alexis: Because I have a lot of things to take care of before --
Ric: You've been hiding in your work for weeks. I think it's about time that you start focusing on your health.
Sam: Hey, Alexis is the one with cancer. Maybe we should let her decide how to deal with it.
Robert: Ahem. Well. This must be your first robbery. Let me give you a tip -- in the future, come at your mark from behind. That way, you're less likely to be identified.
Lorenzo: There was a robbery, all right. But you're not the victim, are you?
Robert: So -- uh -- you got a cash flow problem and your solution is to, what, mug a few people?
Lorenzo: I had a valuable shipment hijacked last night. But do not think for a minute that will stop me from searching for Skye and my child.
Robert: I didn't steal anything. What this means is that you've obviously got enemies -- apart from me.
Jason: Sonny. Alcazar tried to land a weapons shipment last night and we intercepted it.
Sonny: Why provoke Alcazar?
Jason: Well, because if we work this right, we can be rid of him for good.
Jason: Alcazar's shipment is stored in warehouse 21, okay? Now, we can sell it to Mexico, Canada, make a huge profit, but that's not the plan.
Sonny: You're betting that the people that Alcazar's moving the shipment for will think he double-crossed them and take him out?
Jason: Right. Alcazar is fronting for some serious people. If he screws up, he's eliminated.
Sonny: He's going to be desperate to find his shipment. That's a fight we don't need right now.
Alexis: Like I said, I have a lot of things I have to take care of.
Ric: But we can't help?
Alexis: Well, I got to take care of some of these things myself -- like my job, for one.
Ric: Alexis, your A.D.A.'s are a competent group.
Alexis: Well, I want them to be kept abreast of what's happening, and I want to make sure that they can handle things during and after the surgery.
Ric: Right, and you should be resting because you need to be as strong as possible for your surgery.
Alexis: I have no intention of overexerting myself. And Sam will be at the office to help me.
Sam: Yeah, I want to help any way I can.
Alexis: Happy now?
Ric: Okay, fine. Just don't push yourself.
Alexis: I'm about to enter into a hospital where the doctors are going to start running my life. Please let me retain whatever control that I can while I still have it.
Ric: Okay, okay, just --
Alexis: Thanks for worrying.
Alexis: I need to make a quick stop at the hospital.
Sam: I can drive.
Alexis: No, I'd rather do it alone.
Sam: Are you sure?
Alexis: I'll be quick. I'll see you at the office.
Alexis: Sam? Thanks for agreeing to stay.
Emily: It's just you and me, little guy. Oh, are you hungry? Yeah, you're hungry. Okay, I'm going to get your bottle before we go and play, all right? Hey, Lulu, you just missed Nikolas.
Lulu: Where'd he go?
Emily: He went to see Alexis, but he's going to be back soon.
Lulu: Okay. Well, I guess -- uh -- that's good. I get a break before the big lecture. I can be sure he has a whole speech planned about how I need to be responsible and think about all my options and --
Emily: Hey, Lulu? Your brother's not going to judge you. He's just concerned. And in the meantime, it's Colleen's day off -- thank God -- and I get to watch Spencer for a while. Would you mind holding him while I go and get a bottle?
Lulu: Okay, sure.
Emily: Here you go.
Lulu: Hi. Hi.
Emily: All right, thanks. I'll be right back.
Lulu: Okay. Hi, Spencer. I haven't seen you in two days and you already look bigger. Your daddy tells me that you're getting your first tooth. Ooh. I hope your gums aren't too sore.
Alexis: Thank you for seeing me on such short notice. This won't take long.
Lainey: Oh, take your time. I just had a cancellation. And if your office needs any more criminal profiling or anything --
Alexis: It's -- it's personal.
Alexis: I know that you're seeing Sonny, so if it's a conflict of interest --
Lainey: I'll let you know. What's up?
Alexis: I need your assurance that this is protected by patient/doctor privilege and that it won't be repeated if I don't come back again.
Lainey: Absolutely. Anything you tell me is strictly confidential.
Alexis: I'll just get right to the point. I've been diagnosed with stage-two lung cancer.
Lainey: Oh, Alexis, I'm so sorry.
Alexis: Wait, there's -- there's more.
Alexis: I walked in on my husband and my daughter having sex.
Alexis: I mean, really, what are the odds? Go figure. I don't suppose you often hear this, that I have lung cancer and my husband and my daughter are having sex. I mean -- well, yeah, I mean, she's not his real daughter. She's my real daughter and he's my real husband, so it's legal. It's just really twisted.
Lainey: Alexis, are you okay?
Alexis: Would you be?
Lainey: Do they know that you know -- no?
Lainey: So you're just keeping this all inside, just all to yourself?
Alexis: I can't tell them. Because if I tell them, it'll blow my whole family apart. And if I die, I want my family to stay together, so I can't tell them. I'm just worried about what kind of family I'm leaving for my two daughters.
Lulu: I can't imagine having a baby. This little person totally dependent on me, calling me "Mom"? I mean, how am I supposed to shape his or her life when I can't even shape my own?
Emily: I know it's got to be overwhelming.
Lulu: And then there's -- there's your family. The minute that they find out, they start trying to take over and issuing orders and telling me what to do and making pronouncements about the Quartermaine heir, as if this baby belonged to them. I'm sorry. I -- I know that you love your family -- or I know that you love your grandfather. Sometimes I think Dillon is the only person who can love Tracy.
Emily: Look, the Quartermaines can be pretty domineering. But all of them -- even Tracy -- mean well.
Lulu: I just -- I felt so smothered, and all I want to do is run away.
Emily: Well, maybe Nikolas can help you come up with a better solution.
Lulu: So Nikolas will run my life instead of the Quartermaines?
Emily: Nikolas loves you, and he's going to be way more considerate than Tracy or Grandfather. But he also knows that your life is going to change dramatically in -- in ways that you can't even imagine, Lulu. You're going to need support, you're going to need guidance.
Lulu: Oh, what kind of guidance?
Emily: Nikolas thought that you might want to live here at Wyndemere.
Lulu: You're kidding.
Emily: He wants to be the one to help you. You should think about it, Lulu. He can provide for you. He can provide for your baby.
Lulu: What if that's not what I want?
Sonny: Alcazar probably figured we jumped his shipment.
Jason: Alcazar can't hurt us.
Sonny: Probably not, but you know what? He knows I'm recovering from a breakdown, he knows you're having a bit of problems with the operation. All I'm saying is he -- you know, he may think that we're weak and vulnerable. He way want to take everything back by force.
Jason: Let him try.
Sonny: Hold on. Yeah? Let him in. Speak of the devil.
Lorenzo: Forgive me, I lost track of the hierarchy. Which one of you is in charge? You, or are you still crazy?
Sonny: Well, I'm sane enough to know that you got a little bit of sweat coming down your forehead. What do you want?
Lorenzo: You took something that belongs to me and I want it back.
Sonny: Well, Port Charles is my territory. If you want to move anything, you're going to have to go through another port.
Lorenzo: You stole my shipment as a warning?
Sonny: Any cargo you try to bring in will be confiscated or destroyed.
Lorenzo: Oh. I understand. I need this shipment back now.
Sonny: All right, you know what? Your cargo's in warehouse 21. My guards are -- they won't give you any trouble.
Lorenzo: Glad we could reach an understanding.
Jason: He already thinks we're weak, Sonny. That's not -- that's not going to help us.
Sonny: Forget him. We got more important things to deal with right now than a fight with -- with Alcazar.
Sam: Hey, how'd it go at the hospital?
Sam: Can I do anything for you?
Alexis: Yeah, if you could just finish filing while I make some phone calls, I'd appreciate that.
Sam: Hey -- hey, just sit down. What can I do? What do you need?
Alexis: My inhaler's in my --
Sam: I know, I know, hold on. Here, I opened it. Easy.
Alexis: Ahem. I'm all right, thank you.
Sam: You're welcome.
Alexis: Thank you. I appreciate that. You were very efficient. Stayed very calm. I don't know that I would've been able to do that if the positions were reversed.
Sam: Actually, the positions were reversed and you were great. You stayed at my bedside the whole entire time at the hospital. You told me over and over again that everything's going to be okay, and I will never forget that.
[Knock on door]
Nikolas: Sorry. Um -- what is it you wanted to speak to me about?
Sam: I'm going to give you two some time alone.
Alexis: You want to sit down?
Alexis: There really isn't any easy way to do this. I have cancer.
Lulu: It's weird enough being pregnant. But what's really freaky is seeing the people that I trust act the same way as those that I don't. My brothers and Tracy and Edward and Dillon are all trying to run my life.
Emily: No, they're trying to help, Lulu. They know you're facing some difficult choices.
Lulu: And I'm the one who has to make those choices. I mean, they -- they act like I can't think for myself. But I'm 18, I drive a car, I'm about to go to P.C.U. I just -- I thought Nikolas would understand.
Emily: Nikolas is trying to protect you, Lulu. He wants what's best for you. You keep that in mind when you talk to him, okay?
Lulu: Well, I'm glad I talked to you first. You were the only voice of reason at the Quartermaines'. What do you think I should do?
Emily: I think you should see a counselor. Because whatever decision you make, it helps to discuss it with somebody who doesn't have an agenda, who doesn't have a bias.
Lulu: I don't know.
Emily: Lulu, you need a sounding board, someone who can listen to you objectively and help you come to a decision that is best for you.
Lulu: I'll think about it.
Emily: Okay. You let me know if I can help you, all right?
Lulu: Yeah, you already have.
Lulu: Um -- tell Nikolas that I love him and I appreciate what he's trying to do, but I can't have another voice going through my head right now.
Jason: Sonny, if we would've just held on to Alcazar's shipment, the people he's fronting for would've taken him out.
Sonny: You think I don't know that, Jason? But right now is not a good time to be shooting guns. Alexis is fighting cancer. This is the kind of stuff that she hates, and I don't want to make things worse for her.
Jason: So what do you want to do about Alcazar?
Sonny: Just leave him alone.
Jason: "Just leave him alone"? You know he's going to take advantage of this. You know that.
Sonny: We're talking about life and death right now. What if -- what if Kristina loses her mother? How would that make you feel?
Jason: Fine, I'll -- I'll tell our people to stay away from Alcazar -- for now.
Sonny: We're just trying to get just a little bit of -- of peace. Alexis is fighting this thing and, you know, she's -- she's facing a lot of tough odds.
Alexis: It's called adenocarcinoma and it's the most common form of lung cancer in women.
Nikolas: I just -- I don't understand. I mean, you're not even a smoker. You never have been. It doesn't make any sense.
Alexis: You don't have to be, and they don't know why.
Nikolas: Okay. Okay, so you have to have surgery next week, right?
Alexis: Yeah, and -- and then they're going to follow that up with chemotherapy.
Nikolas: Who's the doctor?
Alexis: Phillip Trent.
Nikolas: Okay, Phillip Trent. Well, I want to get -- I want to get a second opinion before the surgery.
Alexis: Nikolas, I've had second, I've had third opinions, and everybody comes up with the same prognosis.
Nikolas: You -- you can beat this, you know. You can beat this.
Alexis: I hope. I'm going to do everything I can. But this really isn't in my control, and you know how much I hate that.
Nikolas: Yes, I do.
Alexis: And I'm going to give it my best shot, I promise.
Alexis: And I'm going to let people help me.
Nikolas: Good. Because I'm -- I'm here, every step of the way, okay? I'll be right there.
Alexis: You've always been there for me, and I'm really grateful for that. I want you to promise me something.
Nikolas: Okay. Anything.
Alexis: I want you to promise me that if something happens to me, that you'll look after the children.
Nikolas: Oh, stop. Please. Please, don't say that. You're -- you are going to get to do that all by yourself for many, many years to come.
Alexis: But if I -- Nikolas, if I can't, you need to promise me that whatever arrangements I make with Sonny and Ric, that you will be the one to keep an eye on them and do the right thing. You promise me that, Nikolas, because that's really going to make me feel better.
Nikolas: Okay, okay, I promise. I will take care of Kristina and Molly. I promise.
Alexis: I've always been able to count on you. Now get out of here.
Nikolas: Shut up.
Alexis: Go on, we have a busy schedule.
Nikolas: I love you.
Alexis: I love you.
Nikolas: Be ok.
Lulu: Hey. I'd love to chat, but it's lunch hour, so I better get your order while I can. B.L.T., as usual?
Robert: Uh -- yeah. Look, look, this'll just take a moment, but I'm trying to find out a few things at the moment.
Lulu: Well --
Robert: Um -- I overheard an argument between Tracy and Edward. Nothing unusual about that, but your name seemed to figure fairly prominently in this, and -- well, I was wondering if there's some kind of a problem that perhaps I can help you with.
Lulu: Thanks, but there isn't, and I don't need a surrogate dad. I already have enough people trying to run my life.
Robert: Ooh. Sounds serious.
Lulu: Yeah, you could say that.
Robert: Well, I know what that ocean of insanity is like over there. If you ever want any help, the offer's out.
Lulu: You're bound to find out eventually. Um -- remember when you said that sleeping with Dillon was a bad idea?
Robert: Oh, yeah. Yeah, it seems I do remember that. Kind of a guy thing, though, right?
Lulu: Yeah. Well, you were right, and Dillon broke up with me.
Robert: Oh. Well --
Lulu: And I'm pregnant.
Robert: Yeah -- you're what?
Robert: Oh, man, I could kill him.
Lulu: Oh, no, this isn't Dillon's fault.
Robert: No, it has nothing to do with Dillon. I'm talking about that "Here today, gone later today" father of yours. Now, this is all his fault.
Nikolas: How is he?
Nikolas: Oh, gosh, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. I'm really bad at that. I'm sorry.
Emily: No, you're fine.
Nikolas: Uh -- did Lulu come by?
Emily: Oh, yeah, but she's not ready to talk yet.
Nikolas: How is she?
Emily: Overwhelmed. But she knows that you love her, and she's going to be in touch soon. What about Alexis? What was the emergency?
Nikolas: She has lung cancer.
Emily: Oh, my God. I'm so sorry.
Nikolas: I just -- I can't believe it. She's -- she's always been such a rock in my life. The -- the family member, the one sane family member -- I just -- I always assumed that she would be around. I guess -- I guess no one's invulnerable, huh?
Emily: Do the doctors know what caused it?
Nikolas: No, which doesn't make any sense, either. She -- she was never even a smoker.
Emily: Well, I learned in one of my classes that 20% of all females who get lung cancer don't even smoke.
Nikolas: I know, and I had no idea.
Emily: What stage is it?
Nikolas: The second. They have to remove a portion of her lung. She told me about it -- sit down.
Nikolas: In her office. She was trying to be so strong, but underneath, I could tell how terrified she was. And to be quite honest with you, so am I.
Emily: Nikolas, you of all people should know that cancer is not a death sentence.
Jason: How you doing?
Elizabeth: I'm good. Well, I'm -- I'm not good, but, you know, things will get better.
Jason: Are you okay? You look a little tired.
Elizabeth: Oh. Yeah, I am. I didn't really sleep last night. Lucky's going through detox. I had to sit up with him for most of the night, and he finally dozed off a couple hours ago, so I thought I'd come out here and grab a breath of fresh air, a little caffeine. What about you?
Jason: What about me?
Elizabeth: You look a little tired.
Jason: Oh, I was just, you know, some business situation came up late last night.
Elizabeth: And it didn't go well?
Jason: No, actually, it went perfect, but the timing was off.
Elizabeth: Isn't it weird how it all comes down to timing? Your life, your future, who you are, who you love -- it's all based on when something happened. Like that night that Manny grabbed me and Lucky hurt his back and -- and you rescued me. That night -- that night changed everything, and not just for Lucky, but for you and me. And even Sam.
Alexis: The bulk of my pending cases are divided among the A.D.A.'s. All I have left, then, is to do the trial on Tuesday, and then I need to find a sub for the --
Alexis: Howard --
Alexis: One second.
Sam: Do you need anything else?
Alexis: No, I'm good, I'm good.
Alexis: Where were we?
Mayor Floyd: Let's forget about the Howard case.
Alexis: I -- I have everything already laid out.
Mayor Floyd: Look, Ms. Davis, you and I have had our disagreements in the past, but I just want you to know I have nothing but respect for the way that you've conducted yourself under the most trying of circumstances.
Alexis: I have an obligation to my job.
Mayor Floyd: I appreciate that, but the truth is you're too sick to be working.
Alexis: No, I -- I'm not. I can take care of everything in the next couple of days. That's all I need. It's just --
Mayor Floyd: It's not necessary. Alexis, the A.D.A.'s can handle it. Look, I want you to go home. I want you to rest, get ready for your operation next week. Look, the city wants you to get well, okay, so we can welcome you back in a couple of months.
Alexis: Well, I'm not going to go anywhere. I'm telling you --
Mayor Floyd: Go home, Alexis. Go home. We'll talk soon, all right?
Sam: You know what? Who -- who cares what the mayor says? I think you should stay as long as you want.
Alexis: Well, I knew that day was coming. This is the beginning of my life with cancer. The problem is I just wasn't ready for it.
Nikolas: Okay, tell me again what went through your head when you found out you had breast cancer.
Emily: I thought that I was going to die like my mother had. I nearly made it a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Nikolas: But -- but you beat it.
Emily: Yeah. Thanks in no small part to someone who wouldn't let me give up, someone who believed in me when I didn't believe in myself. You turned my life around, Nikolas. You were my secret weapon.
Emily: And you're going to be that for Alexis, too. She has so much to live for. She has Molly and Kristina. She's not going to want to leave them motherless.
Nikolas: She -- she's already considering that a possibility --
Nikolas: You know, worrying about what will happen to the girls if she's gone.
Emily: Okay. All you can do is -- is just be supportive and show them how much you care.
Nikolas: It's just, at least with you, I could -- I could fight against your family, you know? What can I do for Alexis -- or my brother and sister, for that matter? What can I do?
Emily: You can love them.
Lulu: How is my dad to blame for Dillon getting me pregnant?
Robert: Look, from what I understand, from day one, you've been pretty much ignored in your life. I mean, you've been parked in more houses than a cab. No one's ever sat down and made you their priority.
Lulu: My dad loves me.
Robert: Yeah, well, I guess in his own limited way, he does.
Lulu: Okay, that's kind of harsh.
Robert: Yeah -- look, it all comes down to the fact you want your father's attention, you never get it, so in -- in an act of desperation, you turn around and finish up with your stepbrother.
Lulu: No, it was not like that. I've been attracted to Dillon for a long time now.
Robert: And, of course, he returns this attraction. Ah, no, no, no, no. It's all part of the same gig. You're looking for your father's approval, you don't get it, and now your life is in some degree of chaos.
Robert: I mean, look, if he'd just sit still for five minutes, I don't think any of this would've ever happened.
Lulu: I appreciate what you're trying to do, but you are wrong. My dad has made a lot of mistakes in his life, but this isn't one of them. I got pregnant on my own.
Elizabeth: If Lucky hadn't hurt his back, he wouldn't be a drug addict. And if Manny hadn't escaped, then he wouldn't have shot Sam, and if Sam hadn't gotten shot, then you wouldn't have pushed her away. Do you see how it all works? It's just timing.
Jason: Uh -- I mean, only if you think you're powerless.
Elizabeth: What do you mean?
Jason: Well, obviously, things happen when they happen, but you still get to choose. I mean, Lucky chose to keep taking the pills. I chose to keep pushing Sam away, she chose to do what -- what she did. And that night you came to see me, we chose to be together. You know, I could -- I could say that it was bad timing, it was because I was hurt because of what Sam did, it was because I was drunk, but it wasn't. I chose to be with you. I knew exactly what I was doing.
Elizabeth: So did I. But I can't tell Lucky, because he's not doing well and he needs me, and I -- I need to protect him. But I don't need to be protected from what we had. I don't feel guilty, or like it was even wrong. And I certainly don't regret anything that happened.
Jason: Neither do I.
Elizabeth: Oh, and just in case I forgot to tell you, that breakfast you made me was really good.
Jason: Okay, could you please do me a favor and not keep telling people I cook? Please?
Elizabeth: Okay. Your secret is safe with me.
Jason: Thank you. Can you do me another favor?
Elizabeth: What's that?
Jason: Just remember that I'm your friend, and if you ever need me, I want to help.
Elizabeth: Okay. I should probably go.
Elizabeth: I'm not sure what's more important -- the timing or the choice. But I do know that I'm really glad for one night our lives were in sync.
Jason: Me, too.
Kristina: Mommy, you came home early!
Alexis: Hi, you. Oh -- do you remember when I told you that Mommy has to have an operation? Well, before I go into the hospital, I want to spend all of my time with my girls. What do you think of that?
Alexis: Okay. Here's what I want to do. I want to play Go Fish, I want to dress up the princesses, and I want to read stories.
Kristina: Which one first?
Alexis: First, I want a really big hug. Oh. That's it.
Sonny: I have a decision to make and I need your help. But I -- I want to be clear on this doctor/patient thing. So unless I tell you that I want to kill somebody, everything stays in this room, right?
Lainey: Everything you tell me is confidential.
Sonny: Okay. Um -- Alexis Davis has lung cancer. She has a 50% chance of surviving.
Lainey: I'm sorry to hear that.
Sonny: She's going to have major surgery and she -- she wants me to promise her that if she dies, I will let my brother, Ric, raise Kristina.
Lainey: How do you feel about that?
Sonny: Well, you know, I'm not perfect, but my brother -- he lies, he manipulates, and he's got no sense of honor, and I can't see, you know, my daughter being raised by a man like that.
Lainey: I think Alexis is aware of her husband's character.
Sonny: Well, she's not aware that Ric slept with her daughter Sam. So what am I supposed to do? Do I -- do I tell her that she can't trust her husband and why, or is that going to cause her more pain than she can handle, or I just grant her wish, and if she dies, I -- I'll just be okay with Ric raising my daughter?
Lainey: I think that if you believe that keeping the secret will hurt you or your daughter, then you need to tell Alexis.
Ric: You came home.
Alexis: Yes, I decided that I didn't want to spend my last few days before the surgery at the office.
Ric: Yeah, I know. I stopped by your office to see you and I ran into Mayor Floyd.
Alexis: So he told you he gave me the boot?
Ric: I think he just wanted to make sure that you got some rest, which, you know, does seem reasonable.
Alexis: It's hard to accept that the D.A.'s office can run so smoothly without me.
Ric: Floyd offered me the job as interim D.A.
Alexis: I assume you took it?
Ric: No, not yet. I wanted to talk to you first. Look, you're fighting for your survival. I want to do whatever I can do to help you through it. So if you want me to decline the job, if you think for any reason that it would -- would hurt us as a family, then I will -- I will give it up without any kind of resentment.
Alexis: No. No, I think you -- you should take it. I think you're a perfect choice.
Ric: It's only going to be for a little while. I mean, it's temporary, until you -- you get back on your feet.
Alexis: And I intend to do just that. And when I do, I'm going to get my life in order and I'm going to live it better than I have already.
Ric: All right, then you do it; you beat the cancer. You make the decision that you're going to win.
Sam: I am so sorry. I didn't know anyone was here.
Jason: It's okay. Are you all right? Are you okay?
Sam: Alexis is too sick to work, so they made her take a leave of absence today, and, you know, who knows if -- no. Wait. Kristina has absolutely no idea what's going on. She's just really excited that her mom is finally home and she gets to do really cool stuff with her and she gets to play dress up and play with her dolls and -- you know, all the stuff that she doesn't normally get to do with Alexis. She has absolutely no idea that she could lose her mother forever. I'm sorry.
>> On the next "General Hospital" <<
Lucky: The good news is the worst part is over.
Nikolas: Sounds like a textbook addict to me.
Elizabeth: I want to help Lucky, but not at the expense of my little boy.
Sonny: No way am I going to let Ric raise Kristina. I'm going to have to tell Alexis something.
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