General Hospital Transcript Thursday 9/28/06
Proofread By Brian
Carly: Oh, my God. Sonny, what are you doing here?
Sonny: Well, last time I checked, this was a public establishment. I'm meeting my accountant.
Jax: There's a sign in the lobby.
Sonny: Yeah? What'd it say?
Jax: It says "The restaurant is closed for a private party."
Sonny: Hmm. I didn't notice.
Jax: Well, perhaps your accountant is waiting in the bar downstairs.
Sonny: All right. You -- you kids have fun, now.
Carly: We will.
Sonny: Looks like your private party just got crashed.
Robin: You definitely have a fever. We need to do a blood panel.
Patrick: You really think that's necessary?
Robin: Yes, I think so.
Patrick: Well, I think you're overreacting. Look, I got a flu bug or something. I'll take a couple of acetaminophen, and I'll be fine in the morning.
Robin: Is there a particular reason you don't want your blood work done?
Patrick: I don't want to find out I'm HIV positive.
Alexis: Don't look so grim, it could be worse. As soon as I figure out how, I'll let you know.
Ric: I was actually enjoying the silent moment, you know?
Ric: They're so rare with you.
Alexis: You take potshots when I'm down -- nice. Go get Sam and Nikolas. You should probably bring them in here now.
Ric: You ready for that?
Alexis: It's not going away.
Nikolas: What did the oncologist say?
Sam: Yeah, are you strong enough to start treatment?
Alexis: Dr. Trent thinks that I should begin the chemo within the week.
Sam: Well, that's -- that's great. I mean, it's really great. That means you're beating the pneumonia, yeah?
Ric: Yeah, well, Alexis is still very weak and there are risks.
Alexis: I think the real issue is whether I'm going to agree to the chemo at all.
Lucky: I'll have to stay at the facility for 30 days, but I'll be allowed select visitors. I hope you'll be one of them.
Elizabeth: I'm relieved to hear you're getting help. And I pray that your recovery sticks. But I'm not going to come visit you, and I'm not going to be waiting for you when you get out.
Lucky: You know what? It's too soon to make that kind of decision.
Elizabeth: Too soon?
Lucky: I know that I hurt you. You can't give up on me now. Not now when we have a baby on the way.
Sonny: Ah. That's -- that's good. Good stuff.
Jax: Oh, glad you like it.
Sonny: Yeah, I'm sure that this is the last thing you were expecting, right?
Jax: You could say that.
Sonny: I'm sorry for cramping your style.
Carly: No, you're not. You're no more sorry than you are surprised that we're here.
Sonny: Oh. Well, you know everything, as usual.
Carly: No, I know you, ok, and you followed me here. You probably bribed someone on the hotel staff to cut the power.
Sonny: I had no idea that Jax was planning a dinner here. I mean, why would I? You -- you own the place. If I thought that Jax would take you anywhere, I'd think maybe he'd take you someplace, you know, different, you know --
Carly: I like it here, ok? I happen to like it here.
Sonny: Oh, apparently you like it here.
Carly: What are you doing? Will you just call the person you bribed to cut the power and tell them to turn it back on, please?
Sonny: The only thing I'm guilty of is -- is meeting here with Bernie. I didn't touch the power; I didn't pay anybody to touch the power. You know what? It could be a faulty wire; you might want to have that checked. You remember what happened at the Port Charles Hotel.
Carly: Everything with the Metro Court is strictly up to code.
Sonny: Good. Then you can look somewhere else for your suspect -- like, right beside you.
Carly: What is that supposed to mean?
Sonny: Well, the only person here who -- you know, who wants to get near you in the dark would be Jax.
Jax: You know, Carly and I were heating up things quite nicely on our own -- before you showed up. But that's what you're afraid of, right?
Robin: Look, I understand what you're saying. You'd rather live with the uncertainty than face the fact of possibly contracting HIV. "What you don't know won't hurt you," but that's not true. When you are dealing with HIV, knowledge is power.
Patrick: Look, I know you're right, but it doesn't make --
Robin: Just -- just stop for a second, ok, and look at me. Chances are you're fine. This is just some flu bug or something. But in the event that you were to test positive, you need to know right away so you can get on the protocol immediately. That is the only thing that's going to help you manage the virus.
Patrick: When you're right.
Patrick: I hate it when you're right. But you know what I hate more? Coming face to face with my own cowardice.
Robin: A coward would've ran out of that operating room the second he was exposed to HIV, if he had stuck around to perform the operation at all. You have to stop being so hard on yourself. You are struggling to wrap your mind around a major illness -- anyone would. I mean, look at what Alexis is going through.
Alan: Hi. You paged?
Patrick: On my behalf. I've been running a low-grade fever all day. I want you to take another blood test, check for HIV.
Nikolas: This shouldn't even be up for debate. You have to have chemo.
Alexis: I don't have to do anything except pay taxes and die.
Nikolas: Oh, don't -- don't be --
Sam: Hey, hey, no. The point is not to die and chemo's going to help you stay alive.
Alexis: Unless it kills me before the cancer does.
Ric: Look, Dr. Trent made it very clear -- chemo would improve your chances of beating the cancer.
Alexis: It's going to poison everything in my system, including all the healthy cells that I have left. I'm going to be puking over the side of a bucket and my bald head is going to be hanging over the side of a bed because I'll be too weak to get out.
Nikolas: No -- no one's saying that it's going to be pleasant. But right now, chemo is the only option we've got. And at the end of the day, whatever treatment keeps you alive is the one you need to take.
Alexis: Well, that's easy to say when you're strong and healthy and have a big, nice head of hair.
Sam: Hey. Come on, hair grows back, and sometimes better -- so I've heard. And we can do really cool things with wigs and hats, and I think Molly and Kristina will be able to grow from this experience.
Alexis: Gee, that sounds like a lot of fun.
Ric: I don't understand. Why would you willingly refuse a regimen of treatment that could ultimately save your life?
Alexis: Because I'm tired of this. Because I'm tired of feeling like this. I'm tired of missing what's left of my life, being so weak that I'm not able to participate in it. I just lost a week of it d to this medically induced coma. There are other ways to fight cancer. There's plenty of people that have cancer and get over it without chemo. There are alternatives, and I just want to figure out which one is right for me.
Elizabeth: Our marriage is over. This baby doesn't change anything.
Lucky: It changes everything --
Lucky: At least for me.
Elizabeth: No, Lucky, it doesn’t. And I hope you get well, I really do, but I cannot be a part of your recovery.
Lucky: You are all of it, you and that baby. That little person inside of you that we made together will always be a part of both of us. There's no turning away from that, Elizabeth. There's no pretending that that doesn't connect us together for the rest of our lives.
Elizabeth: You are not hearing me. I can't be with you.
Lucky: Because I was unfaithful? I -- if I could take that back, then I would.
Elizabeth: I don't want any more apologies about that, ok?
Lucky: Is it because you don't love me? You can't say that, can you? You can't look me in the eyes and tell me that you don't love me.
Alan: The results of your throat culture will be back within an hour, but the results of the HIV test won't be back until tomorrow, so you may have a long night. Just remember that you started the PEP protocol as soon as you were exposed, so the chances of you remaining HIV negative are excellent.
Patrick: Thank you.
Alan: You're doing great. You keep your chin up.
Robin: He is doing great.
Robin: It's easy for Alan to say -- all he has to do is treat people with HIV and AIDS. He never actually has to deal with it himself.
Patrick: How'd you know that's exactly what I was thinking?
Robin: Because I remember how I felt when Alan first told me.
Patrick: He treated Stone, too, didn't he?
Robin: Yes, yes, he did, and he was terrific. Alan is a wonderful doctor --
Robin: Calm, sympathetic. But sometimes a level tone and a compassionate touch can make you want to scream. Because no matter how well-intentioned, no one knows what you're going through.
Patrick: Except for you. Come here.
Jax: The power will be back on momentarily.
Carly: Oh, great. You know, you can wait by the elevator so you can leave faster.
Sonny: Uh -- thank you. But you know what? I'd like to just -- since we have a few minutes, I want to just say something.
Carly: I'm not interested.
Sonny: It's not about you. Jax, can I just talk to you for a second?
Jax: What do you want?
Sonny: Whatever you got going on with Carly, it's a bad idea.
Jax: Really? Well, that's according to you. Because, you know, for me, being with Carly, building a relationship is the best idea I've -- I've ever had.
Sonny: That just trips off the old tongue, doesn't it? Saying the right things to turn a woman's head -- you know, beautiful sentiments beautifully delivered. You are good --
Jax: Thank you.
Sonny: I will give you that. And you may mean some of what you say -- like, you know, tonight, in the moment -- but it won't last. You know what you remind me of? You're like a moth. You catch a moth in your hand, right, and you squeeze it and it disintegrates -- that's you.
Jax: Well, you're a bit of a poet yourself.
Sonny: No, no, I'm not the poet -- that's you. See, I tell the truth, whether it hurts or not. I don't trip it up with a bunch of romantic clichés. You know what? Let's just --
Sonny: Let's just get to the point.
Jax: That'd be good.
Sonny: You are easily distracted, you have a short attention span, and you would think somebody as street smart as Carly would've figured that out last time you left her. But she'll figure it out next time you leave her, because that's exactly what you're going to do; because that's what you do. You will leave without blinking an eye, without even caring about the damage you leave behind, and then I will have to deal with the damage. You know why? Because you decided to play with the mother of my sons. Now, even if I didn't have children with Carly, she matters to me. I don't like it when she gets hurt.
Jax: Wow. That's kind of ironic, isn't it, considering the hell you've put her through?
Sonny: Whatever you say, Jax.
Sonny: Be careful.
Carly: I'm sorry.
Jax: Are you?
Elizabeth: I'm going to get the papers.
Jason: I know this is hard on you. You know, a lot of damage got done here, and some of it might be permanent. And I'm sure you don't even want my advice, but if you could just respect Elizabeth’s decision, and give her the time and distance she needs.
Lucky: I was wrong in so many ways. And one of them was trying to frame you for drug possession charges. The only excuse I can offer is my desperation.
Jason: It's ok.
Elizabeth: I'm ready.
Lucky: Elizabeth? Elizabeth? I love you.
Elizabeth: I love you, too. I really hope you beat this.
Lucky: I will. I can do anything, anything for you and our baby.
Carly: Wow, this is awesome. We should put in on the menu, huh?
Jax: I had the chef prepare it special.
Carly: Then we should share the wealth.
Jax: You're avoiding the question. It was a question, by the way, it wasn't an accusation. You know Sonny and I couldn't be more different, but you see something worthy in both of us. Now, I'm assuming what he says or what he thinks has resonance with you, whether you're happy about that or not.
Carly: You deserve an honest answer. On the surface, Sonny is arrogant and self-indulgent. It's always about his ego. It's about beating you, staking his claim on me. But on a deeper level, Sonny's concern for me is real. We have a history together, Jax.
Carly: We're similar -- you know, the things that scare us, the things that make us weak? How we get hurt so badly that we'll destroy every single thing that we've worked so hard to build. So when Sonny comes at me from a place of protection, there's something usually real behind it. And Sonny knows how disappointed I will be if this turns out to be nothing but a game to you.
Jax: I thought we already got past all that. I have no ulterior motives here, you know that. I am crazy about you, and that's why I want you back in my life.
Carl I want that, too.
Carly: I want that enough to act out of character and decide to take things slow tonight. So there are no misunderstandings or regrets. So I'm not reading something between us that doesn't really exist. Thank you for an enlightening evening.
Alexis: I don't want to talk about the cancer and I don't want to talk about the chemotherapy, I'd like to talk about my daughters. How are they? Do they ask about me?
Sam: Well --
Alexis: What's wrong? What happened?
Sam: Nothing. I mean, every-- everything is good now.
Alexis: What went wrong?
Sam: Kristina -- she sort of -- ok, she had a full-fledged tantrum about not seeing you, and Viola didn't know what to do. She was pretty inconsolable, so she brought her here -- to see you.
Alexis: Here? While I was unconscious?
Sam: I know, I know. She was upset, to say the least -- the machines, not being able to get a response from you.
Alexis: And where were you? You promised me that you would take care of the girls. Why weren't you here?
Lucky: I'm sorry to bother you, especially if you're with Alexis.
Nikolas: It's fine. What do you need?
Lucky: A ride.
Nikolas: Where are you going?
Lucky: I'm checking into rehab tonight.
Elizabeth: I'm not sure I would've gotten through my encounter with Lucky if you hadn't been there with me. So, thanks.
Jason: Anytime. It's just good that Lucky's getting into rehab.
Elizabeth: Yeah. And I know it sounded a little harsh when I told him I wouldn't come visit him, but I just -- I really think he needs to do this himself, for himself, or it's never going to work.
Jason: No, I get it. Putting yourself in the middle of Lucky's recovery right now probably isn't a winning proposition.
Elizabeth: Exactly. Well, thanks again. It means a lot to me that -- that you really understand.
Audrey: I thought I heard voices -- oh, Jason. I didn’t realize we were having company.
Elizabeth: He was just making sure I was getting home safely.
Audrey: Oh, good.
Elizabeth: Hey! Hi, baby! Oh, I missed you! I have a friend I want to introduce you to. Cameron, this is Jason.
Jason: Hey, Cameron.
Elizabeth: Can you say hi?
Jason: I haven't seen you since you were a little baby. You're such a big kid now.
Elizabeth: I know. And I'm sorry I was so late today, but I had a doctor's appointment. Did you remember I told you before that something very exciting is happening? You are going to have a little brother or sister.
Patrick: This thing just keeps eating at you. Right when you think you have a handle on the possibility of living with HIV, something happens to make you realize you haven't come to terms with it at all. And I know the chances of me contracting HIV are slim. But knowing something intellectually and feeling it in your heart are two different things. Somewhere inside, I am terrified of being the exception to the rule, and I guess that's why I overreacted to the illness, why I don't want to take a blood test. No matter what the odds are, I -- I don't want to have HIV. I'm not up to the challenge.
Robin: Well, it's not like HIV is a marathon. It's not something you go into training for, psyche yourself up, and then go do the race. It's more like surviving a horrible disaster. It hits you like a tornado, tears away all your frames of reference, and then all of a sudden you have to deal with your life. The difficult part is giving HIV the attention it demands, and then figuring out a way to put that into your life.
Patrick: See, but that's exactly what I'm talking about. I don't think I'm strong enough to deal with all that.
Robin: Well, maybe sometimes you won't be. I mean, look at me -- I was hiding for the longest time, until you came along and pulled me kicking and screaming back to life. Listen to me.
Robin: I want you to know that if it becomes necessary, I am ready and willing to do the exact same thing for you.
Sam: I left Kristina with Viola, like any other day. If I had any idea that she would bring her here to see you --
Alexis: Did you have an appointment?
Sam: No, I -- I needed some fresh air, so I took a walk. If it had occurred to me that -- that Viola was going to bring Kristina to the hospital, trust me, I -- I would not have let her. And to my defense -- not that I'm sure that I need one -- but as soon as it occurred to me and I found out, I came directly here to reassure her.
Alexis: I realize that taking care of your two sisters -- you're essentially their surrogate mother -- it's certainly not a burden that you signed up for. So if it's too much for you, just say so. Anyone would understand that. I, of all people, would understand that. But it's not ok for you to say that you're going to help me take care of them and to let me put my trust in you and you disappear. So you have to be there or don't be there, but you got to stick to the commitment that you make.
Sam: I am sorry.
Ric: Ok -- wait a minute, Alexis. Take a step back. Really, it's not Sam’s fault.
Alexis: Don't defend her. And where were you? I count on you and Sam. The children are counting on you. So if -- if neglect and apathy is your way of -- of helping me deal with this crap, do me a favor and don't help me, all right? Just let me die.
Elizabeth: I apologize again for Lucky. Framing you for drug possession was just about unforgivable.
Jason: Yeah, you know something I'm learning? I always thought there were things that were unforgivable. I'm just not sure anymore. I guess it's on us to decide if it is or isn't.
Elizabeth: That's very wise.
Jason: I don't know about that.
Elizabeth: Oh, come on, you always do that. You never give yourself enough credit. And you know what? Not only are you wise, sometimes I think you're downright profound.
Jason: Ok, it's time for you to get some sleep. You've lost your mind. Good night.
Elizabeth: Well, thanks again.
Jason: And don't hesitate to call if you need anything.
Elizabeth: I won’t.
Audrey: So, Lucky is really going into rehab?
Elizabeth: Yeah, he's checking in tonight.
Audrey: Oh, my goodness, that's wonderful news. You finally convinced him.
Elizabeth: Funny thing is that I didn't have anything to do with it.
Audrey: Well, what made him decide, then?
Elizabeth: I think he just bottomed out.
Audrey: Ah. Well, of course, I'm sorry for the pain he must've been in. But if it got him to admit that he needed help --
Elizabeth: Well, I hope it works, and I hope he puts his life back together.
Audrey: Lucky's life is with you and Cameron and the new baby.
Robin: I got your test results -- strep throat. Alan put you on a course of antibiotics, and I took the liberty of picking up the prescription for you.
Patrick: Strep throat?
Patrick: Thank you.
Robin: You're welcome. I'm not done doing nice things for you. I'm going to take you home with me for a little TLC.
Patrick: Uh -- thank you, but I'm just -- I'm going to go home --
Robin: No --
Patrick: Crash, take my meds.
Robin: Nope, you are not going to go home and crash. You're going to stay up half the night trying to convince yourself that you don't have HIV, rereading the statistics, searching the internet. And then once you've convinced yourself that you're ok, it's going to start all over again.
Patrick: You know, it's very difficult to be the strong, silent type when you know exactly what I'm thinking.
Robin: Hmm. Take it from me -- the best you can hope for is distraction. So what do you say? Go back to my house, pick up some chicken soup on the way, and then maybe try and figure out a way to distract each other.
Patrick: I don't know what I did to deserve you, but I'm glad I did it. You're pretty fantastic.
Robin: Hmm. Flattery will open doors for you, you never imagined.
Carly: Are the boys asleep?
Sonny: Yeah, I just checked on them.
Sonny: So that was -- that was a fast dinner.
Carly: Don't be so proud of yourself. You didn't undermine my faith in Jax.
Sonny: Then why are you here instead of there?
Carly: Because you did put a damper on the evening.
Sonny: I'm glad to hear it.
Carly: You're unbelievable. Unbelievable.
Sonny: What are you talking about?
Carly: You know what? I'm not going to do this. I'm not going to get into some big fight with you, or go off telling you that you have no right butting into my life.
Sonny: Well, you better stop yourself because you're getting dangerously close.
Carly: Can you stop --
Sonny: All right.
Carly: And listen to me, please?
Sonny: All right. Ahem.
Carly: I know that you are concerned for me --
Carly: And I do appreciate that. And I get that Jax is not a sure thing. But you know what? No one is. We're human, Sonny, and we make mistakes, and if that's what Jax turns out to be, it's going to be a big bummer. And I'm going to be hurt and I'm going to be sad, but I'm going to get over it, and I'm not going to trash my life and make some stupid mistake. If anything, hopefully I will learn from it and I'll move on.
Sonny: Why don't you save yourself a lot of pain and suffering and just quit while you're ahead?
Carly: Because Jax makes me happy, and I see no reason to walk away from that.
Sam: Hey. I wasn't sure you got my message.
Jason: You waited. What -- what happened?
Sam: They brought Alexis out of her coma.
Jason: How's she doing?
Sam: Weak. I mean, lucid, but strong enough to be really, really angry with me.
Sam: Why? She asked about Kristina and Molly, and I had to tell her about what Viola did -- that she took her to the hospital while she was unconscious -- and let me tell you, that did not go over well. She basically blamed me and Ric for not being present enough, and she said some really hurtful things, and I wound up leaving because I didn't want her to see me upset. I mean, Alexis is on edge -- rightfully so. She's dying -- she's dying of cancer.
Carly: I tried to explain to Jax, you know, how we are. How we both know the worst of each other, we've been damaged the same. We have this instinct to jump in and protect each other. When we see disaster looming, we jump in and we try and fix it but, you know, sometimes we're wrong, Sonny.
Sonny: You're going to admit you're wrong?
Carly: You know what? Yeah, I am. About Emily, I was wrong. I couldn't stand you being with her. I hated it. But Emily turned out to be the best possible thing for you. She helped you get diagnosed as bipolar, and now you're getting treated for it. Emily changed your life for the better and I am grateful for that.
Sonny: You think Jax has changed your life for the better?
Carly: I know he has. I want you to be happy for me, but if you can't, then -- then maybe you just need to get out of the way.
Sonny: All right, you know what? You've been honest with me, and I owe you that. I really, really want you to be happy. But when I know I'm right, I won't back down for anyone. Good night.
Alexis: I didn't mean to say any of those things. Why didn't you stop me?
Ric: Surely you jest.
Ric: Look, I don't think anybody blames you under the circumstances. I know Sam doesn’t.
Alexis: It's just the thought of my little girl walking in this room and seeing me unconscious with a tube down my throat -- she must've been terrified.
Ric: Don't worry about it. She -- she was frightened, but Sam and Viola and I, we all reassured her. Look, the best reassurance is going to be when she sees her mommy again.
Alexis: I can't risk Kristina and Molly having any more trauma, and I can't risk another bout with pneumonia.
Ric: Having chemo does not mean you're going to get pneumonia again.
Alexis: I've made up my mind. No chemo.
Lucky: Elizabeth said that she won't be waiting when I get out of rehab.
Nikolas: Just give her some time. She's been through a lot. But it won't be easy for her to believe in you again.
Lucky: Well, I have a lot to make up for and I'm willing to do whatever it takes. I won't make the same mistake my father did. I will not drift away from my family and I will no let my child grow up without a father. I've been to hell. For my baby's sake, I'm going to find my way back.
Elizabeth: I love Lucky. I always will. But my son's life s been turned upside down because of his drug addiction, and I will not put Cameron through that chaos anymore -- nor this new baby.
Audrey: Oh, I know you want what's best for your children, darling. But -- uh -- I wonder if you could try to keep your mind open to the possibility that Lucky could come back the man you've been in love with all these years and he could stay that way. And he could be a good husband to you again and a loving father to your two children. Surely you love him enough to give him another chance?
Elizabeth: I just don't know if it's possible.
Audrey: Well -- uh -- one step at a time. Lucky is in rehab and, after all, that's a start. And I'm afraid that's it for me. I'm ready to go to bed. You rest well, darling. I'll see you in the morning.
Elizabeth: Good night, Gram.
Audrey: Good night, dear.
Elizabeth: You must be a pretty powerful kid. You're not even in this world yet, and already things are in motion because of you. You are the reason that Lucky is getting his life back together. What's it going to do to him if it turns out that your father is really Jason?
Jason: What's the longitude and latitude of Hawaii?
Jason: When you're in a storm at sea, what do you do?
Sam: You head into the wind.
Jason: What if the engine goes out?
Sam: You check your fuel pump first. Why, Jason? What is -- is this some really weird way to make me feel better?
Jason: Uh -- it's not working, is it?
Sam: I don't know. I think it might work if we were actually headed to Hawaii in a storm and I was stuck on a boat with you, but no, I'm -- I'm here in Port Charles and my mother, she has cancer, and I am failing miserably at being a really good daughter or a really great older sister.
Jason: I don't think you're failing. I just think you're finding your way.
Sam: It helps seeing you, Jason. But I don't know. Maybe I -- maybe I shouldn't since Alexis -- she's so fragile, it's –
Jason: Uh -- we can meet here. Anytime. No one has to know.
Sam: Really? I mean, that would -- that would be ok with you?
Jason: Yes, it would.
Singer: Do I need to be invisible to just survive?
Sam: Alexis being sick -- you know, it's put everything on hold. We have -- I feel like we have so much to work out.
Jason: It's -- it's ok. There's no hurry. I'm not -- I'm not going anywhere.
Singer: Expensive dreams before they take me out
Sam: Um -- 157 degrees west --
Singer: And leave me wondering
Sam: 21 north.
Singer: Baby it's just you and me
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Sam: Are you ok?
Alexis: There's something we need to talk about.
Sonny: You don't have time for breakfast?
Carly: I know what you're up to and it's not going to work.
Elizabeth: I'm going to keep this pregnancy quiet.
Patrick: What if I'm HIV positive?
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