General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 9/19/06
Proofread by Amelia
Lulu: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Where's my baby? Oh, my God! Oh, my God, where's my baby? My God!
Lulu: Must be somewhere. Where's -- oh, my God, I'm going to find you! I'm going to find -- where's my baby?
Lulu: Oh, my God. Please stop crying. I'm going to find you.
Lulu: Mom? Where's my baby?
Patrick: I did the neurological tests myself. Laura Spencer is completely unresponsive and has been for years. No operation in the world will bring her out of that.
Luke: Is he always so damn sure of himself?
Robin: Hmm. Laura's case is extreme. Surgery at this point may not be an option, but drug therapy is. Dr. Legrasse has had some success in a clinical trial.
Patrick: With patients who have showed a reaction to outside stimuli. Laura hasn't.
Robin: Luke, I told you from the beginning this treatment is a long shot.
Luke: Long shots sometimes pay off big. Now, the bet may be worth it if you can tell me that there's even a possibility that --
Patrick: Dr. Scorpio would be leading you on if she told you that. There is not a chance that this treatment will bring Laura back.
Nikolas: Do you have any idea when Dr. Trent will have Alexis' test results back? Hmm. Well, thank you. I appreciate the call, Elizabeth.
Colleen: Your daddy is really worried about your family, but I think I know how we can help him. We're going to make up a little story to show your daddy that he's not alone, that I understand exactly what he's going through.
Nikolas: So if you need anything, please don't hesitate to let me know, okay? Okay. Bye.
Colleen: How is your brother?
Nikolas: He's not well. He refuses to accept that he needs treatment.
Colleen: I may know a way to help.
Carly: Hey. Thought I'd find you here.
Carly: Any change?
Jax: She's still unconscious. Dr. Trent wants to keep her in the coma until the pneumonia clears up.
Carly: Have you been in to see her?
Jax: Yeah, I've been in there a few times. Ric's in with her now.
Carly: Good, then you can come with me somewhere.
Jax: Uh -- I really think I should stay here.
Carly: You've been here all night. Alexis would understand if you took a break, and this is really important.
Jax: Is this about you?
Carly: It's about us.
Robin: You'll have to excuse Dr. Drake. He's a surgeon, which means that he's incapable of accepting the fact that a patient can actually be healed outside of the OR.
Patrick: Your wife is not one of them.
Robin: You have no way of knowing how this treatment will affect Laura.
Patrick: Neither do you.
Robin: I've seen the research and I've read the case studies. This treatment may not provide a cure for Laura, but I am willing to consider the possibility that it can improve her condition.
Luke: So am I.
Patrick: Then you should also consider that this treatment could do more harm than good. I have been over Laura's case. Her condition was triggered by stress. Laura couldn't handle the memory of killing her father, so she shut down completely. If she is brought out of the catatonic state, she will have to face all those old demons, including the memory that put her there. It could make her worse.
Luke: Okay. But, doctor, these old demons -- can you guarantee me that they aren't still there?
Patrick: No. But this treatment could kill her.
Robin: We don't know enough to say for certain either way.
Luke: Well, I've never been a glass-half-full kind of guy, but let's just say that he's wrong and the treatment works. What is the best-case scenario?
Robin: Dr. Legrasse's treatment could bring Laura out of her catatonic state.
Luke: So you're telling me there's a chance that this drug could bring her back and keep her back, the way she was?
Robin: I can't make any promises that it will bring her back or for how long, only that it could happen.
Luke: Well, before I agree to another round of bead-rattling, I need to meet the medicine man.
Robin: Okay. I have Dr. Legrasse's number in Paris. Here's his card. He's expecting your call.
Luke: Okay. This has to be kept between us. I'll talk to the man, look into his work. But I -- I can't put that woman in there or anyone who loves her through any more hell.
[Knock on door]
Lulu: Who is it?
Dillon: It's Dillon. Can I come in?
Lulu: Hold on.
Dillon: Hi. I'm heading down to campus. Do you want a ride to orientation?
Lulu: I'm not going.
Dillon: You're not going now, or you're not going ever?
Lulu: College is supposed to teach you about the real world, but what's the point of paying money and sitting in a classroom when I've already learned so much the hard way?
Dillon: Okay, fine. Whatever. Your choice.
Lulu: Just like it was my choice to have the abortion. Come on. Why don't you say what you really feel Dillon? Huh? You can't believe that I'd rather stand here all day than go out and live the life I so desperately wanted, do all things I said I couldn't with a baby attached to my hip. Isn't that right?
Dillon: You said it, not me.
Colleen: When I was in college, I had a boyfriend named Karl. He was smart, handsome, came from a good family. Needless to say, it didn't take long for me to fall hopelessly in love. Things were perfect for about a year. That's when Karl began to change.
Nikolas: In what way?
Colleen: Karl started hanging out at this bar near campus. At first, it was just a couple of nights a week with friends, but somehow those two nights turned into five. And before long, Karl was drinking from the time he got up until he passed back out. I knew he had a problem, so one night I went to confront him. I begged him to stop drinking. I even tried to take the bottle away, and he hit me.
Nikolas: What did you do?
Colleen: The only thing I could. I gathered all of his family and friends together and we staged an intervention. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I've been where you are, and you shouldn't give up, even if it seems like your brother has.
Nikolas: Thank you. Yeah, yeah. I mean, Lucky's allowing this addiction to pretty much take over his entire life. You know, it's like he's --
Colleen: Drowning right in front of you.
Nikolas: Yeah, and he's taking his marriage right down with him. I mean, I don't know. Maybe I need to do something as drastic as an intervention.
Colleen: When you love someone, there are times you have to do things that they wouldn't like.
Emily: Hi, I let myself in. I hope you don't mind.
Nikolas: No, no, no, of course not. I'm glad you're here. You're the only one who can help me with Lucky.
Jax: Alexis is one of my closest friends, okay? She's in that room fighting for her life, fighting for her daughters. You know, I might not be doing much by sitting here and drinking coffee, but I really don't know how else to help her.
Carly: I know how you can help her. Hey, you can do something that Alexis would approve of, even if it's with me.
Jax: Oh, damn. Damn it.
Luke: Is Lulu here?
Tracy: Actually, I haven't seen her all morning.
Luke: I'm going to need you to take care of her while I'm gone.
Tracy: You're not leaving again.
Luke: I have to, Tracy.
Tracy: The hell you do. Luke, you just spent months chasing after some fortune-hunting floozy and left me to take care of Lulu.
Luke: You really want to take credit for those results?
Tracy: You may not bail again.
Luke: Careful, Mommy, you're starting to sound like a nag.
Tracy: I have a good idea -- why don't you start sounding like a normal father?
Luke: Define normal and I'll give it a shot.
Tracy: No. You define normal, and do it quickly because that girl needs you.
Dillon: Lulu, you chose to have the abortion because you didn't want to give up your life for the baby. Well, now, guess what -- you don't have to because there is no baby. In fact, there's nothing stopping you from doing anything you want to do in life. You can go to college, you can get a job. You can hop on a plane and fly halfway across the world. I don't care what you do, Lulu, but just, please, pick a dream and go for it. Because if you're going to sit here all day in a bathrobe, staring at the walls, you may as well --
Lulu: Be my mother?
Dillon: Had the baby. Because otherwise, this is all for nothing.
Lulu: Oh, don't pretend like you know how I feel, because you can't. And if I want to sit in here and stare at the walls all day, then that's my choice, and it's not yours.
Dillon: All right. Yeah, you're right. You're right, but it'd be a waste of your life and the baby's.
Lulu: My life isn't your concern anymore. You're not tied to me by some sense of obligation. You don't love me. And hell, if you didn't even talk to me anymore, I'd be just fine.
Dillon: Yeah, me, too.
Carly: Well, you do remember the Silent Lady, don't you?
Jax: The boat that I bought, yes.
Carly: And named for me?
Jax: Yeah, that was wishful thinking.
Carly: The boys are concerned that she's been sitting in the harbor too long and they're afraid she's going to get carbuncles.
Michael: She means barnacles.
Jax: She means barnacles, doesn't she? Yeah, yeah, I suppose I'm supposed to remedy that problem.
Carly: Well, I would do it, but I'm still new to the whole boat thing.
Jax: Well, I don't think the conditions are really right, you know, for sailing today, so --
Carly: Breezy whitecaps? Wind medium out of the south-southeast? Barometer steady?
Jax: Oh, you know more than you let on.
Carly: Yeah, about a lot of things. If we go out now, we'll be back before Alexis' test results come in.
Jax: You want to see a trick?
Jax: Let me see that piece of rope. Put it in this hand, loop around like that, take the long end back through there, around. See? Perfect every time.
Michael: Can I try?
Michael: What's this one called?
Jax: Why don't we call it "the lifesaver"?
Nikolas: So I called Bluffside Recovery this morning to reserve a spot for Lucky.
Emily: So he agreed to go into rehab?
Nikolas: No, not yet.
Emily: Nikolas, you know Lucky needs to be the one to make that decision. If not, he's going to --
Nikolas: Yeah, I know. Colleen, could -- I'm sorry. Could you go grab Spencer an extra blanket? I just felt a draft in here. I just don't want him to get sick, okay?
Nikolas: Thanks. Um -- I can't force Lucky into anything if I can't find him.
Emily: What, no one's heard from him?
Nikolas: After last night, I think it's best that he stays away from Elizabeth right now, especially in her condition.
Emily: What condition?
Nikolas: Well, I mean, she's devastated. She believes that her marriage is over, and she's really worried about raising a child without Lucky in her life.
Emily: Elizabeth had to leave. It's the only way Lucky's ever going to realize that he needs help.
Nikolas: Well, Colleen suggested an intervention. She said it worked for an old boyfriend of hers.
Emily: That doesn't mean that it's going to work for Lucky. See, when my dad was addicted to Hydrocodone, he mistook any offer for help as a sign that we were trying to control him. The harder we pushed, the more he used. He had to bottom out before he could pull himself back up again.
Nikolas: Lucky's already bottomed out. Elizabeth's left. She's gone. She took Cameron with him.
Emily: Okay, well, maybe it's not enough.
Nikolas: "Not enough"?
Emily: Maybe he has to lose his job or get arrested.
Nikolas: No, Emily, I'm not going to let it come to that point, okay, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd stop trying to talk me out of this.
Colleen: Sounds to me like Emily made your daddy mad. That's what she gets for poking her prissy little nose into our conversation.
Colleen: What do we have here, Spencer? Huh. Looks important.
Colleen: Too bad Emily wasn't around to hear it. Now she'll never know.
Nikolas: I'm sorry. It was unfair of me take out my frustration with Lucky on you.
Emily: No, there's no need to apologize. You have every right to feel overwhelmed.
Nikolas: I just wish that were all I was feeling. I'm just so disappointed in Lucky and really appalled by his behavior.
Emily: Well, that's how I feel every time I try to have dinner with the Quartermaines.
[Nikolas and Emily laugh]
Nikolas: You never miss an opportunity to make me feel better, do you?
Emily: Not if I can help it.
Nikolas: Well, that's why you're going to make an excellent doctor. You always know what a person needs.
Emily: Oh, yeah. If that were true, I would've already found a way to help Lucky overcome his addiction.
Nikolas: Well, certainly not for a lack of effort. We've all tried.
Emily: Yeah, what about Luke? I mean, he might be able to help Lucky get through this.
Nikolas: Lucky's still furious with Luke for supporting Lulu's decision to have the abortion, so -- my sister made a difficult choice, and I'm worried about how it'll affect her in the long run.
Emily: Well, I know how it's affecting Dillon. I just think someone has to worry about him, too.
Georgie: Dillon? Are you okay?
Dillon: Yeah, I'm fine. Great. Why wouldn't I be? I mean, I just dodged a bullet that would've knocked most guys down. I mean, I'm one of the lucky ones, right? I don't have to change my life or alter my career for a baby, because there is no baby. I'm sorry.
Georgie: No, no, it's okay.
Dillon: It's not okay. It's not -- you shouldn't have to be listening to this.
Georgie: Dillon, don't hide your feelings because you're afraid of how it will affect me or anybody else. You just lost a baby. It's okay to be angry and upset.
Dillon: Well, she was barely pregnant. It's not like the baby had a face or a name.
Georgie: No. That doesn't make this loss any less real. Dillon, you were making plans for a child that you'll never have the opportunity to meet. It's okay to grieve what might have been. Eventually, it's all going to have to come out. Come here. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay. It's okay.
Tracy: You know Lulu and I have had our ups and downs. But the more time I spent with her, the more I realized how alike we are. We both have fathers we adore. And no matter what we do, good or bad, can't seem to hold Daddy's attention.
Luke: Spare me the psychotherapeutic games, I'm leaving. You'll cope.
Tracy: More windmills to fight?
Luke: No, this is more like a quest for a key to a buried treasure.
Tracy: Oh, Luke, give me a break. You do not need to be so obtuse. I don't care where you're going or what you're chasing, but this time you're leaving Lulu. I thought you came back to help.
Luke: I did. I am. The mission has taken a turn.
Tracy: Oh. "The mission," as you call it, did not change. It didn't end when she had her abortion, it began. And if you leave her now, she will bear the weight of it for the rest of her life!
Lulu: You're leaving?
Michael: Thanks. That was awesome.
Jax: Well, thank you. That was awesome.
Michael: When can we go sailing again?
Jax: I'll make you a deal -- we'll keep practicing out here until you get better, and in a few years, I will let you skipper us down to the Caribbean, and we will trace the routes of real pirates. How about that?
Jax: All right.
Carly: You know what, guys? We got to get out of here. Leticia's waiting for us. Okay?
Jax: Something I said?
Carly: Thanks for taking us out on the boat, okay? I hope you're feeling better.
Luke: So how you feeling today?
Lulu: Empty. Confused. Free, but weighed down at the same time. You know, the usual.
Luke: Yeah, I do know. I am heading out today.
Lulu: Yeah, I figured it was past time.
Luke: I'd tell you all about it if I really knew myself.
Lulu: You don't have to explain. We're past that, aren't we?
Luke: But I know you're disappointed. I don't blame you if you hate me. The truth is I haven't been much of a father. I let your mother talk me into settling down here in this town when I still had places to go and things to do. Well, the ugly truth is I'm a selfish bastard. You deserved a lot more than a couple of ice-fishing trips and some tango lessons.
Lulu: Dad, I don't -- I don't hate you. You know, you might not have been around as much as I would've wanted, but you're here when I needed you, and that's enough.
Luke: No. No, it isn't. Not even close.
Dillon: Don't, um -- don't tell anyone I just did that, okay?
Georgie: You have nothing to be embarrassed about.
Dillon: Well, I did just break down crying on your shoulder. It doesn't exactly scream strong and confident.
Georgie: Dillon --
Dillon: I just -- I don't understand Lulu. I mean, she wanted the abortion. She made that decision to -- to terminate the baby so that she could have her life, and now she's not doing anything. She's sitting up in her room and she's brushing her hair and sitting in a robe like she doesn't care if she ever steps foot outside the house ever again. It's like -- it's like it's all for nothing.
Georgie: Dillon, what did you expect? Did you expect Lulu to wake up this morning, hop out of bed like the last couple of weeks never happened?
Dillon: I just thought she'd be different. That's all.
Georgie: Dillon, I think you need to quit thinking about how Lulu should feel and focus on you.
Dillon: What is that supposed to mean?
Georgie: I think a part of you wanted Lulu to be happy so it was easier for you to be angry with her.
Dillon: Okay. Georgie, you just finished telling me that it's okay for me to have these feelings, and now you're saying that I have to stop now?
Georgie: No. Dillon, you have every right to be angry with Lulu for terminating the pregnancy, but that's not what -- that's not what's bothering you. I think you're upset with her because she made a choice that you couldn't.
Emily: Dillon grew up without ever really knowing his father. He saw Lulu's pregnancy as a chance to make up for that, to be the father he never had.
Nikolas: And Luke was never much of a father to Lulu. See, I think that's why Lucky was resisting the abortion so much, because he thinks that Luke is just looking for the quick fix, like he always does.
Emily: So you're afraid that if Luke tries to intervene with Lucky, Lucky's just going to see it as Luke trying to get back at him?
Nikolas: Well, given Luke's own history with substance abuse, I don't think he's the best person to be giving advice on overcoming an addiction.
Emily: He could be the perfect person. He might be an example of what Lucky might become if he doesn't clean up his life. I mean, of course, we'd all have to tell Luke that he's going to be used as a cautionary tale when we ask him to confront Lucky.
Nikolas: That might work. Let's see.
Nikolas: Tracy? Hello, it's Nikolas Cassadine. Is Luke there? What do you mean, "Not for long"? Oh. Thank you.
Emily: What's wrong?
Nikolas: Luke's leaving town.
Nikolas: Hey, what better time? I mean, his son's wrecking his life and his daughter just had an abortion. What is it going to take for him to finally realize that his children need him in their lives? What's it going to take?
Emily: Laura. Your mother was the only person that ever had any sort of influence over Luke. I mean, I can't imagine him denying her much of anything, no matter what the sacrifice.
Nikolas: I wish that my mother were an option, but she's not.
Emily: Okay. All right. Um -- you know what? Then we'll just -- we'll keep trying. We won't stop until we get Lucky into treatment.
Nikolas: You're amazing. You never give up hope, do you? I'm really glad that you're still in my life.
Emily: Me, too.
Nikolas: Nikolas Cassadine. Yes, Monica, she is here. Hold on. It's your mother. She's at the hospital.
Nikolas: Doesn't sound very happy with you.
Monica: Right now it's Dr. Quartermaine addressing an intern. Why aren't you at the hospital?
Emily: My shift doesn't start for another few hours.
Monica: When your pager goes off, you come to the hospital, regardless of your shift.
Emily: I never got a page.
Monica: Emily, there are rules in this hospital, and one of them is your pager remains on at all times, whether you are with Nikolas or whatever you are doing. You don't just turn it off because you can't be bothered.
Emily: Mom, you don't understand.
Monica: Look, I don't have time right now for excuses. I need you here at the hospital. There's been a bus accident. I need you in E.R. for triage.
Emily: Okay, I'm on my way.
Nikolas: What's wrong?
Emily: There was a bus accident. The hospital says that they paged me to come in, but I never heard my pager. Okay, that's weird.
Emily: My pager's off. I never turn my pager off.
Georgie: Since you heard that Lulu was pregnant, you cast your own dreams aside to figure out how you could make your life work with a baby.
Dillon: Yeah, well, excuse me for not being the type to take the easy way out.
Georgie: Easy? Dillon, that's honestly what you think Lulu did? There's nothing about having an abortion that's easy -- not making the decision and certainly not living with it afterwards. Dillon, Lulu's sitting in her room right now, trying to make her life feel worthy, trying to be able to justify terminating that pregnancy. Nothing about that is easy.
Dillon: I know this. I know that -- I know that none of this is Lulu's fault. I just -- I feel like it got so out of hand that the person I was before just disappeared.
Georgie: You're still the same person, Dillon. That's never going to change.
Dillon: Then why do I feel so different?
Georgie: Because you need time, and so does Lulu. Right now the best thing for you is to focus on something else, like college.
Dillon: Oh, yeah. Okay, what am I going to do? Enroll in a bunch of stupid clubs or obsess over the new field or, like, "Oh, who do I have for English lit? I don't know. Who do you have?" It's not like I haven't done it before. Oh, I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. You haven't, though. Have you -- did you go down to campus? How was your -- how was your first taste of college life?
Dillon: You've been obsessing over starting college ever since I first met you. All you can say is "fine"? Come on.
Georgie: No, it's just like you said. I mean, people, you know, obsessing about the new football field, and even more people signing up for all those geeky clubs. I have no idea who the English Lit professor is, and honestly, Dillon, you don't want to hear about that, so --
Dillon: No, you're wrong. I do. I want to hear all about it.
Luke: I want to tell you something -- I'm very proud of the way you handled yourself through this. It was hard, it was difficult and painful. But you listened to your head and your heart, and you made a decision that you can live with. So I want you to face the future with confidence. I -- I'm not quite through. I also need you to know that I'm not leaving because I don't love you or because I can't face what's coming down the pike. I can. It's just that there is something I have to do. It's important, and it's got a shelf life, so I have to do it now.
Lulu: Okay. I already told you you don't need to explain, so why are you acting like you need my permission?
Luke: What I need is for you to know that I love you and that it was a privilege for me to be here while all this went down.
Lulu: All my life I dreamt about you rescuing me. And guess what, you did. I know that you love me. You proved that the minute that you came back.
Luke: Take care, peanut.
Lulu: Okay. Uh, Dad? Keep in touch.
Luke: Oh, you know, that is really a hard promise for me to make.
Lulu: Just a yes or a no.
Luke: You are such a tyrant! Damn, damn. Now, see, that's it. That's the picture I'm going to carry with me -- my daughter.
Luke: And the answer is yes!
[Knock on door]
Jax: Okay, you were the one that dragged me down to the pier, remember?
Carly: Okay, I just want you to really keep your voice down because I don't want the boys to know you're here, all right?
Jax: Why not? They had a great time today. We all did. Okay, until you -- I don't know what happened. You just --
Carly: I was watching the boys with you, okay? And everyone was having fun and laughing and sailing and tying knot after knot, and then it hit me. I realized I've been completely unfair to them.
Carly: Jax, it's one thing for me to risk my heart with you. But it's another to let them get attached to you when I know this can never last.
Carly: Come on, Jax. You know the boys see you as fun Uncle Jax. You fly them to Disney world, you take them out on your boat. And eventually that's going to change and they're going to start to depend on you.
Jax: What's wrong with that?
Carly: Because I'm not going to let my boys invest in you when there's a good chance that you could disappear. I have to protect all of our hearts. You have to take this back.
Jax: Hey, you know -- you're supposed to give that back to me when you trust me again, okay? I'm not taking it back --
Carly: This is not a game to me! If you decide to pick up and leave again, Michael and Morgan are going to get hurt, and I cannot let that happen.
Jax: Hey, hey, hey. Why can't you believe that we can work? I mean, people do stay together, you know? Look at my parents, they stayed together.
Carly: That's because Jane knew that no matter what, nothing could take John away from her. I can't say that about you, can I?
Emily: My only real responsibility as an intern is to respond to this thing whenever it beeps, but -- yeah. That didn't happen. That's all they're going to understand.
Nikolas: You want me to come to the hospital with you and help explain the situation to your mother?
Emily: If you have an explanation for this, I would love to hear it.
Nikolas: I'm sure there's any number of reasons why it's off. I don't know.
Emily: No. I know for a fact that I didn't turn off this pager. But I have a pretty good idea who did.
Nikolas: I'll walk you to the launch.
Emily: Yeah, all right.
Georgie: So my schedule at PCU rocks. I have class three days a week. It is going to be so much better than high school -- no curfews, no rules. It's going to be like living in the real world. It's -- I -- wow.
Lulu: You don't have a clue what the real world is like. College is just a big playpen filled with easy choices and no lasting consequences. You fail a class, you get to take it over. But you fail a lesson in life and you're done. You're marked forever. You don't get a second chance. So before you get all excited about growing up and going to college, just take a good look at me. I used to be exactly like you, Georgie. Now I'm just the girl who had an abortion.
Luke: I know you're tired of it, Angel, all the doctors and the needles, tests. Oh, I'm tired of it, too, and all I have to do is watch and hope. I'll go see this Parisian potion-pusher. And I promise you, if he turns out to be another one of those self-promoting quacks, he won't touch you. Every bit of logic and reason I have says I shouldn't do this, that you've been through enough. But at the same time, I feel like we're sharing a nightmare. That those demons are in there with you, devouring you, and I -- I don't know. All I know is that it's all fading. It's fading so fast, my memories of you, and I -- I don't want to lose you. At the same time, I can't have you come back just to say goodbye again. I can't -- I can't go through it. I need you to come back and fight to stay, fight to be with me here, not just in my dreams. Otherwise, you have to -- you have to free me. You have to let me go at last.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Lucky: This isn't a good time, I'm leaving for work.
Maxie: Don't worry. I'll have this place straightened up by the time you get home.
Elizabeth: Do you know when Jason's expected back?
Sam: Why do you want to know?
Sonny: Welcome back.
Jason: Alcazar's out for blood.
Sonny: He's nothing. How do I protect Carly?
Jax: We can be happy together.
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