GH Transcript Tuesday 9/5/06

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 9/5/06

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Lulu: You don't think I should have an abortion?

Carly: I'm saying I wouldn't. But I'm not you, Lulu.

Lulu: And that's supposed to, what, make me feel better?

Carly: Wait, this is your decision. It's not mine.

Lulu: I thought you would be the one person who would understand how totally surreal this is. I am in no way ready to be a mom!

Alexis: I know it's not fair to ask you to give up Jason. I need the peace of mind before I go in there. I need to know that my children are protected.

Sam: I can't promise that I'm going to stop loving Jason.

Alexis: I don't expect you to. Just promise me that you'll stay away.

Jason: Elizabeth?

Elizabeth: I am so sorry. I didn't know you'd be here.

Lucky: It used to be I couldn't imagine life without Elizabeth. Things change; people change.

Maxie: You guys have drifted apart.

Lucky: We've been further apart than we ever have. I just -- I couldn't face it.

Maxie: She doesn't understand you, Lucky. She doesn't see the kind of pain that you're in. She's made up in her mind that you're some kind of addict and that's it.

Lucky: You know what? I just hate taking the pills because of the pain that -- that I'm in. But I have a family that I have to support, and the pills, they just -- they help my back so I can get back to work.

Maxie: She should be proud of you and grateful and not running you down all the time.

Lucky: Elizabeth just doesn't understand, you know? It's like I feel I'm the one that has to live with the fact that my partner was shot and killed right in front of me.

Maxie: What happened to Jesse was not your fault.

Lucky: So I should just let it go?

Maxie: No, of course not.

Lucky: Well, so many other people seem to think so.

Maxie: Well, they have said the same thing to me.

Lucky: I can't even talk with Elizabeth about it. I just feel like I owe her an apology.

Maxie: For what? Being a human? Suffering the loss of your partner and a friend?

Lucky: You get it. You made it so easy not to be afraid to be with you. Because I'm not the kind of guy that would cheat on his wife. You know, before you, I've been totally faithful to Elizabeth.

Maxie: Then why did you push me away? Why did you tell me you were going to fight to save your marriage?

Lucky: Because I made a commitment and I wanted to honor it.

Maxie: Well, you tried that, and things have only gotten worse.

Lucky: You know, Elizabeth and I, we've gotten further apart than we've ever been. She's ready to let go.

Maxie: So when are you going to talk to her about this?

Lucky: The time is not right. Lulu's in a really bad place.

Maxie: No, you're right. I understand. You're trying to be a good brother. I'm sorry if it seemed like I was pushing you.

Lucky: Yeah, just as long as you know that I wasn't using you.

Maxie: You need the pills to keep going. Don't worry, I'll get you more. I can't wait until we can start our lives together.

[Phone rings]

Lulu: Hello?

[Static]

Lulu: What? I -- I can't --

Carly: Is that Dillon?

Lulu: No. It's some weird area code that I don't recognize, and the line went out. I don't --

Carly: Hey, listen to me.

[Lulu sighs]

Carly: I want you to calm down for a minute. I know you're scared. I've been there. When I got pregnant, I freaked out because I didn't want to have a baby. I went to an abortion clinic.

Lulu: But you couldn't go through with it.

Carly: No, I couldn't.

Lulu: Because you're like everybody else!

Carly: I am not. You came to me because you knew that I wouldn't judge you or push some agenda on you.

Lulu: You are pushing me to have this baby. Ugh.

Carly: I'm not pushing you to have this baby. I am telling you that's what I chose to do and I didn't let myself get bullied by a bunch of hypocrites, and neither should you. This is about you making your own decision.

Elizabeth: Uh -- I think I left my necklace here the night of the blackout.

Jason: Were you even wearing a necklace?

Elizabeth: I don't remember, but I can't seem to find it anywhere, so I thought it might be here. I should've called.

Jason: No, it's -- it's fine. You can stop by anytime you --

Elizabeth: Bernie let me in.

Jason: Bernie let you in?

Elizabeth: Yeah -- yeah, I thought he was going to call you. He was less than thrilled --

Jason: Elizabeth, it's okay.

Elizabeth: Okay. All right, well, I -- I can't find it, so if you happen to see it, it's -- it's a little gold necklace with aquamarine thingies.

Jason: Okay. Yeah, I'll look for it.

Elizabeth: It's not that big of a deal. If you don't find it, don't worry about it. Again, I'm really sorry.

Jason: There's nothing to be sorry for.

Elizabeth: Okay. All right, thanks. I got to get back to work.

Jason: Okay.

Sam: I'm not even sure if Jason and I have a future together, so you could be worrying about absolutely nothing.

Alexis: Despite his rejection at my interference, you've been fighting for him for -- for months and you've refused to give up, and you know what? I admire your tenacity. I do. I just hate the goal.

Sam: Could you just please try to understand how good Jason was for me, how -- how good he was to me? Just please. I spent pretty much my entire life alone. I mean, I was -- I was a con. I -- I was a con. I did not trust anyone, least of all the men that I was involved with, because I knew that they would just use me and leave me. I didn't like it, but I was prepared and I was always right -- until I met Jason. I was pregnant with somebody else's kid. I was dishonest. I mean, I -- I lied so much. I didn't tell him about my brother, I didn't tell him about an ex-boyfriend that was after me, and Jason didn't even get mad. I mean, I completely took over his life, and he never once complained. He always treated me with respect. He paid attention to me, he was nice to me, and he never -- he never once made me feel like I wasn't good enough.

Alexis: The way that I make you feel?

Sam: I know that you would never have picked me to be your daughter. And okay, I -- I probably wouldn't have picked you to be my mother, but you are the mother I have. And I want you to live. I just -- I just -- I don't know why I would have to give up on the one person that means everything to me.

Alexis: I know how much it means to you. I understand that. I just want your sisters to mean something to you, too.

Sam: My sisters means everything to me, too. I love Molly and Kristina.

Alexis: Then think about what they need. Think about your own life, about growing up without a mother. I'm sorry I let that happen to you.

Sam: No -- hey, hey, it's not your fault, okay?

Alexis: It doesn't matter whose fault it is anymore. Because if they end up growing up without a mother, they're going to look to you. They're going to count on you, Sam, to be there for them, so I need to count on you, too.

[Sam sighs]

Alexis: I need you to teach Kristina how to swim, and Molly, too, because they need to learn how to keep their head above water. You and I never had anyone to teach us how to do that.

Sam: No.

Alexis: I know what I'm asking of you and I know what a huge sacrifice it is for you and I know it's not fair, and I hope you'll forgive me, but I don't know what else to do.

Sam: Okay. Okay, okay, Kristina -- Kristina and Molly will not be alone. I will not -- oh -- I will not go back to Jason, I promise.

Alexis: Thank you.

[Knock on door]

Sonny: Sorry to interrupt.

Alexis: I'm glad you're here. Uh -- Sam and I were just talking about Kristina and Molly and what would happen to them in the event that I died.

Alexis: Sam has agreed to take care of Kristina and Molly. So what that would mean is that the -- the girls would not be uprooted. They'd be able to stay in the -- in the house together, and that Ric and Sam would be the guardians and you could see them, of course, whenever you want.

Sonny: No. I'm not really comfortable with that, Alexis.

Alexis: Well, I'm not really comfortable with any of this. I mean, I -- I don't want to have cancer. I don't want to go out there and have my lung removed. I really, really don't want to think about my children growing up without their mother. But there is a real possibility that I could die in there, and before I do, I want to know that my children are not going to be uprooted from their home and they're not going to be separated, that they could stay together as sisters. And the only way to make that happen is for you to -- to make a reasonable compromise and let -- let the girls stay where they are and let Kristina live where she's living.

Sonny: I'll agree on -- on one condition.

Alexis: You're going to bargain with me now, 10 minutes before I have to go in for major surgery?

Sonny: No, no, I'm going to give you what you want as long as you keep on fighting. Peace of mind is one thing, but giving up is another.

Alexis: I have no intention of giving up.

Sonny: Then you'll -- I'll give you what you want.

Alexis: Thank you.

Sonny: You know what? You're going to have to meet us halfway and you're going to have to get through this.

Sam: Yeah. You listening to that, Mom?

Alexis: Thank you, both of you. I'll see you both when I wake up.

Epiphany: Time to prep you for surgery.

Alexis: Okay.

Epiphany: Okay.

Alexis: If Ric comes by, will you tell him that I'm okay?

Sam: Yeah. Of course.

Lulu: I really hoped that you would tell me that it would be okay to end this pregnancy.

Carly: It is absolutely okay.

Lulu: But you wouldn't do it.

Carly: I'm not you.

Lulu: I am 18. The thought of having someone totally dependent on me makes me want to scream and run for the hills.

Carly: No one's ready to have a baby, Lulu.

Lulu: But some people shouldn't. I mean, look at the news, read the paper. There are mothers out there who abandon their children, who abuse them, who bring them into this world already addicted to crack.

Carly: You are not those women.

Lulu: Carly, I am irresponsible. I am not an adult. I'm not even close to being one. And if I bring this baby into this world, I will mess it up, or I'll just bail on it.

Carly: Sounds like you already know what you want.

Lulu: But what if I regret it? Please, can't you just tell me what I should do?

Carly: I can't do that. I can't. The only thing I can do is share with you my own experiences. And I can tell you no matter how much of a mess my life was, I never regretted having my babies.

Lulu: Well, that's the difference, then. You didn't regret it, and Bobbie didn't regret having you. But my dad regrets having me, and I don't want to make the same mistake.

[Carly sighs]

Lucky: Hey.

Elizabeth: Hey.

Lucky: I'm on my way to an N.A. meeting. I just thought I'd let you know.

Elizabeth: How are you feeling?

Lucky: Not so good. I just keep thinking about how much I hurt you. And Maxie -- she was just vulnerable and I was the one who took advantage of her, all because I couldn't face how I was trashing things with you.

Elizabeth: Well, it's a good thing you're finally getting help.

Lucky: I just didn't want to disappoint you.

[Music plays]

Lucky: I know I did, which made me think, you know, what did I -- why dig my way out of something I already screwed up so badly?

Elizabeth: I guess that's what these N.A. meetings are for.

Lucky: I was wrong. I lied and I accused you of things that I know you didn't do. I still and I always will love you.

Elizabeth: And you know I love you.

Singer: Wake up

Lucky: You know what? The meeting's about to start, so I -- I'll see you later.

Elizabeth: Okay.

Singer: And I still believe in what we had

Jason: Hi.

Elizabeth: Hi.

Jason: Do you know if Sam is in with Alexis?

Elizabeth: Yeah, I think she is.

Singer: Shining perfectly

Jason: I'm just going to wait over here.

Singer: But my heart is crumbling, can I hold on tight to the memory of you and I?

Patrick: Try not to worry, Alexis. It's a relatively simple surgery.

Alexis: "Simple surgery" -- isn't that an oxymoron?

Patrick: That's why I said "relatively." Stop over thinking.

Alexis: It's one of my most impressive attributes.

Patrick: Hmm. Okay, we're ready to put you under now.

Alexis: Uh -- minimize the scar because I'm actually quite vain.

Robin: Huh. Don't worry. Dr. Drake is, as well. He takes great pride in his sutures.

Patrick: I'll try to work my magic on you.

Alexis: I know this is not what the surgeon wants to hear before he digs in, but in -- in case anything goes wrong, will you tell my daughters that I love them?

Patrick: Nothing will go wrong.

Alexis: Just humor me.

Robin: We promise to tell your daughters you love them. But don't worry. We're going to get you through this.

Doctor: Just count back from 100 for me.

Singer: Can I hold on to you tonight

Alexis: 100, 99 --

Singer: And say goodbye?

Dillon: Oh, Lulu, those have caffeine in them. I'm pretty sure that's not good for the baby.

Lulu: Oh, will you stop nagging me about the baby?

Dillon: Oh, I don't know, depends. Will you stop biting my head off for nagging you? I know this is hard for you, okay? It's hard for me, too.

Lulu: You're not the one who's pregnant!

Dillon: Lulu -- Lulu, I understand this is a bigger deal for you than it is for me. I get that. But isn't the whole reason you want an abortion, because you don't want to have a --

Lulu: Oh, my -- okay, look, can we just -- just drop the subject for, like, maybe two hours, please?

Dillon: Yeah, you know what? I wish -- I wish I -- I could just, you know, wash my hands clean and say, "Ah, it's Lulu's decision."

Lulu: Because it is.

Dillon: Okay -- um -- I'm trying to do the right thing here. It doesn't matter that -- that we're not ready to be parents. We are. We are parents. I mean, I take comfort in the fact that I'm not in this alone. I mean, I have you, and you have me, and if you could just trust me a little, we could do this together.

Sonny: You're late. They just took Alexis to surgery.

Ric: How is she?

Sonny: Calm and in control.

Ric: Which means she's terrified.

Sonny: Can you blame her?

Ric: I wanted to be here.

Sonny: Why weren't you, Ric?

[Knock on door]

[Door opens]

Jason: Sonny said you were -- you were here. Do you want -- you want me to wait with you?

Sam: You know, when I was a kid I -- I used to go into card shops all the time at the mall. And I would always see picture frames. I'd actually go and just stare at them and -- those frames, they would always have pictures of families in them, and I would make up stories, you know, like where they lived, what kind of jobs they have. Moms, they -- they always looked happy, like they really loved their kids, and now I'm -- I'm in one of those photos. And I have a mom and sisters that love me. Which is why no matter how much I want you to, no, I -- I can't let you wait with me.

Lulu: We keep coming back to this. You keep pushing this happily-ever-after when you don't believe in it any more than I do. We can't raise a baby. Dillon, you don't love me, you love Georgie.

Dillon: The -- so what? I can love Georgie and be a father. You can -- you can be a mother and still have a life. Families come in all shapes and sizes. We're not the damn Brady Bunch. Do you even want to be? I mean, we define how we want family to be.

Lulu: Oh. Have you cleared that plan with the rest of the Quartermaines?

Dillon: The -- they just want the baby born. Beyond that, they're flexible.

Lulu: Right, "flexible" -- that's definitely the word that comes to mind when I think of your family.

Dillon: Look, I -- I know that they're a pain, okay, but on -- on the upshot, I mean, money's not an issue, they'll support us, they'll pay for anything the child --

[Phone rings]

Dillon: Don't answer that. Lulu, don't answer that.

Lulu: Hello? Hello?

Dillon: Oh.

Lulu: Hello? God, another one of those calls from that weird area code.

Dillon: Lu --

Lulu: This person has been trying to reach me all day.

Dillon: Lulu? I know you don't want to talk about this, but you -- you can't keep running away from it. I mean, this is a huge issue and it's intimidating just to think about, but I really want this baby. And I know we'll make a thousand mistakes along the way, but we're good people, okay, and we'll do the best we can, and that's a -- that's a better head start than most people have. So if you could just trust me --

Lulu: Fine!

Dillon: "Fine" like -- "fine" like you'll -- you'll have the baby? Really?

Lulu: Why not?

Dillon: Oh, God, thank you so much. Thank you. Oh.

Ric: Alexis asked me to go to work. And every time that I called here to check on her, she said that she would prefer if I stayed at the office because she was tired of putting up a brave front, and she knew that if I came here, that she would probably start crying.

Sonny: You couldn't sit in the lounge, let her know you were close?

Ric: You know what? I'm not going to stand here and justify myself to you just because you think I don't care about my wife.

Sonny: I didn't say it, you did.

Ric: Alexis needs me, Sonny, and you know as well as I do that she's just not going to admit that. She's done it her whole life. And when she finally did admit to me and confide in me that she had lung cancer -- two weeks after she was diagnosed -- I thought that maybe she would lean on me. But that didn't happen, just the opposite did. She pulled away further and she expressed that that's the way she wants it.

Sonny: What she thinks is one thing, what she feels is another.

Ric: Yeah, maybe. Now, for me to go against her wishes and show up here anyway would only cause friction. That's the last thing that Alexis needs right now. She's got other people here, Sonny, all right? She's got her daughters, she's got family, she's got Nikolas, she's got Jax. Alexis gets to manage her illness. She gets to decide. I stayed away because that's what she wanted, instead of what I wanted, and that was to be here.

Sonny: Alexis asked me to let you raise Kristina if she dies.

Ric: You know I'll be a good father to her.

Sonny: Prove it. Be a good husband first.

Sam: I just promised Alexis that I wouldn't go back to you. She's been thinking about me, my sisters, and she's been -- worried. I mean, if anything happen-- she just really wants to know that we're all safe.

Jason: I understand why Alexis asked and I understand why you promised.

Sam: I'm sorry.

Jason: It's okay.

Jason: I just want you to know that I was -- I was wrong. I was so worried about putting you in danger that I just took away your right to even choose, and it's not up to me to tell you how you should live your life. I'm sorry. 

Jason: You okay?

Elizabeth: Yeah. No, I don't feel well all of a sudden. I was going to grab a bite to eat on the way back from your place, but I was running late. I'm okay. It's passing.

Jason: Are you sure?

Elizabeth: Yeah.

Jason: You don't look so good. Can I get you --

Elizabeth: No, I'm okay. I'm okay. Jason, about barging into your apartment --

Jason: Okay, don't -- don't apologize, okay?

Elizabeth: But I know it was a violation of your privacy, and most people would be pretty upset.

Jason: There's nothing in there you can't -- you know, it's just a place I sleep.

Elizabeth: Instead of a home. I'm starting to feel that way about my place. We just live there and we deal with Lucky's withdrawal. Maybe Nikolas is right. Maybe I should just force him to go into rehab. What do you think?

Jason: Uh -- you know, I would -- I would do anything to help you, but I can't make decisions for you or for anyone.

Elizabeth: But if you love someone and you see that they're making a mistake --

Jason: I mean, if they don't listen, I tell them I love them and let them make it.

Elizabeth: That's painful.

Jason: Losing someone because you tried to play God is a -- is a lot worse.

Sam: The surgery should be over soon.

Ric: Yeah, I'm sorry I wasn't here to see Alexis before she went in.

Sam: She wanted me to tell you that she was fine and not to worry.

Ric: Huh. Classic Alexis.

Sam: Yeah.

Ric: I'm glad that you were here for her, at least.

Sam: How'd it go?

[Patrick sighs]

Patrick: Exactly as planned; no complications. The oncologist will check the results of the biopsy and let Alexis know her prognosis.

Sam: Okay. Could you tell anything from what you saw? Was it bad or better than expected or --

Patrick: There's really no point in speculating, Sam. We'll just have to wait for the results.

Sam: Okay.

Ric: Thank you, doctor.

Sam: Yeah, thank you.

Alexis: Ric?

Ric: I'm right here. How you feeling?

Alexis: You're here.

Ric: Yeah, I wouldn't be anywhere else. You're going to beat this, Alexis. You're going to be well again.

Sonny: Alexis is in surgery.

Carly: Oh. I know how worried you are about her. First step towards beating cancer.

Sonny: Dr. Drake says she -- he thinks she's going to pull through, and then after that she'll start chemotherapy.

Carly: You let me know if there's anything I can do to help with Kristina, okay?

Sonny: I -- I told Alexis that I'd let Ric raise Kristina if she died.

Carly: You lied.

Sonny: I had to. Alexis needed peace of mind and, you know, I gave it to her. Oh. I keep telling myself that she's going to live, but I -- I saw the -- the medical records. Not good.

Carly: Oh. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I know that Alexis and I have had our differences, but she is the mother of your daughter. I just hope for everyone's sake she pulls through. I really do.

Sonny: Yeah, it's got me thinking a little bit, you know, like if it -- I don't -- if it was you, you know, how tough would it be for me and the kids.

Carly: It'd be a lot quieter.

Sonny: Yeah, too quiet. No, it -- it would be difficult, you know, to raise the kids without you. I just wanted you to know that.

Patrick: I thought I might find you here. The surgery was clean. Why'd you take off so soon?

Robin: It was something Alexis said before she went under, when she asked us to tell her children that she loved them. She has a life-threatening disease, and her children are the first and last thing on her mind.

Patrick: I would imagine that's how parents think.

Robin: Right. A mother's love is limitless and unconditional. When I witness something like that, my biological clock starts ticking very loudly.

Patrick: You have lots of time.

Robin: I have obvious risk factors.

Patrick: Well, yeah, but there's a lot of women with HIV, even AIDS, that choose to become parents.

Robin: I'm just not sure if I'm one of them. But then I think about my relationship with my mother and how messy and complicated and how wonderful it is. The truth is I would love to be a mother.

Patrick: So do it.

Patrick: Now, I'm going to admit that I was wrong -- and this doesn't happen very often -- so listen.

Robin: Okay.

Patrick: I have -- I've called you a coward, and I've said that you hide from your life, and I was wrong. The possibility of me living with HIV, I -- I've seen how you deal with -- with your life, and it's -- how you face everything is amazing.

Robin: Half the time I'm terrified.

Patrick: Well, yeah, but everybody's terrified. Some people just hide it better than others, but --

Robin: You don't give in to fear.

Patrick: Are you kidding? I have been running my entire life --

Robin: Huh.

Patrick: Or at least since my mother's died.

Robin: From what exactly?

Patrick: I have a fear of crashing and burning like my father.

Robin: Hmm.

Patrick: Or caring about someone too much and then I lose them, and then I'm back to where I was when I lost my mother, and I just -- the risk is -- I just can't go there.

Robin: I understand.

Patrick: I'm sure you do, and that's just it. You don't -- you don't hide. You are what doctors are supposed to be.

[Robin laughs]

Robin: Stop.

Patrick: No, I mean it. You face every single challenge. You reached down to me when you knew I was a shallow jerk. Hey -- I think you would be a great mother. But you're right. There are risks. That's true for everyone. Nobody is completely safe. Look at Alexis -- she has cancer, the last thing in the world she would've ever expected. She doesn't even smoke. But that's what life does -- it throws us curveballs. We just got to try and do the best we can.

Robin: You're starting to sound like me a little bit.

Patrick: It's kind of scary, isn't it?

[Robin chuckles]

Patrick: I know you. If you want to be a mother, you will.

Robin: I hope you're right. But I do have to disagree with you about one thing. It turns out you were never a shallow jerk.

Patrick: Really?

Robin: Really. Maybe you were just a little bit.

Alexis: Right before they put me under, I didn't think I was going to wake up. I know everyone thinks that I have everything under control, but I'm really just a big coward.

Ric: Strongest person I know.

Alexis: Tell me what you really think.

Ric: I know I failed you, Alexis. I know I'm not perfect, but I'm here and I'm staying.

Alexis: Okay.

[Music plays]

Ric: And I honestly believe that you are going to make it.

Alexis: I honestly believe that, too.

Singer: Do I need to be invisible to just survive? Or am I foolishly wasting my time? I try so hard to quiet my

[Knock on door]

Singer: Expensive dreams before they take me out and leave me wondering

Sam: Jason, you were right. No one can tell another person how to live or who to love. Everyone should choose for themselves. Is that why you wanted to wait with me?

Singer: Maybe it's a little hard sometimes to take.

>> On the next "General Hospital" --

Doctor: I have the results of your wife's biopsy.

Jason: You promised Alexis you'd stay away from me.

Sam: I'm breaking in. I want us to try it again.

Luke: I hope this is good.

Sonny: Your daughter's pregnant.

Edward: Now all we have to do is formalize the agreement.

Carly: Have you seen Lulu?

Luke: Not yet.

Carly: She needs her father.

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