General Hospital Transcript Thursday 5/31/07
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Lulu: I've lived my whole life without anybody telling me what you did to Mom. I know that you don't want to tell me now, and I honestly don't think that I want to hear it.
Luke: I understand. But you need to hear it. Because it happened and it can't be undone. You need to hear the truth from me, or your mother. Otherwise, you'll always be vulnerable to the lies and distortions of people like Baldwin who want to hurt you. I was wrong not to tell you a long time ago, so, please, let me tell you now.
Carly: You're standing here using perfectly good air because you sold out a woman who believed you loved her? Wow, Jerry, I wouldn't have expected anything more.
Jerry: Oh, I think I did love Irina in my own way, more than I've loved any woman. But, of course, true to your nature, you missed the point.
Carly: Then clear it up for me.
Jerry: Love is disposable, survival isn’t.
Carly: That's poetic. Now, that is poetic, and if that's [missing] used on Irina, maybe she got what she deserved -- if your story's even true.
Jerry: Oh, it's true. You might even call it the defining moment in my life. You see, when I betrayed Irina and watched her die, something inside me snapped and I realized that there was nothing I wouldn't do to stay alive. Huh. And now I see that after what happened, I can savor the moment and you have no idea how liberating it is not to give a holy damn about anything. Hmm.
[Knock on door]
Sonny: Come in.
Spinelli: Milo said you wanted to see me?
Sonny: Spinelli. Come on in. Have a seat. There you go. Relax, relax, take a load off.
Spinelli: Uh --
Sonny: I bet you're wondering what this is about.
Spinelli: Um -- very much so, but no pressure. I mean, I -- I can wait -- well, long as you need me.
Sonny: You're terrified of me, aren't you?
Spinelli: Isn't everybody?
Sonny: Good point.
Sonny: See, things got off on the wrong foot and I just wanted to straighten things out. Are you hungry?
Spinelli: I'm -- I'm sorry?
Sonny: Are you hungry? See, I thought we could send Milo to get us some doughnuts -- to a doughnut shop that doesn't exist.
Spinelli: That's -- that's an awesome idea, Mr. Corinthos, Sir, but, uh, I -- look, may I request a rain check? See, I -- I just had lunch, so --
Sonny: You're not turning me down, are you?
Spinelli: Uh --
Sonny: I'm just trying to be a good host.
Spinelli: You are.
Sonny: How about something to drink?
Spinelli: Uh -- yeah, I'd -- I'd love an orange soda with a sprig of mint if you got that stashed away.
Sonny: Actually, I have some scotch here -- it's probably the best stuff you'll ever drink.
Spinelli: Um -- I'm not much of an alcohol drinker, Sir.
Sonny: Well, everybody's got to start somewhere. Right?
Sonny: Yeah. Here you go. Take that. I'll take this.
Sonny: All right.
Spinelli: All right, here we go.
Sonny: All right, now that we're all comfortable, you can tell me about Jason's secret pain.
Sam: Jason, it's just that with our background, adoption would be too difficult. And I don't think it would be fair to put either one of us through that kind of scrutiny.
Jason: So where -- where are you going with this?
Sam: I'm out of the baby-making process, but you're not. And I was just hoping that maybe we could use a surrogate.
Jason: Whew. I can’t.
Sam: Oh –
Carly: You know, it suddenly makes sense -- how twisted you really are, the way you take pleasure in other people's pain. You really must be empty inside.
Jerry: You really don't know me as well as you think you do. I don't enjoy watching people suffer by my own hand -- even when they do what I say. Violence is a tool, no more. And, of course, sometimes I push the envelope to see how much havoc I can get away with.
Carly: Right. That's why you're taking the insane risk of settling down here in Port Charles, trying to prove you're not who you really are, which is jams Craig.
Jerry: That's right.
Carly: Right, just trying to see what you can get away with.
Jerry: Fascinating -- your analyzing. Please, please, go on.
Carly: Like your situation with Irina. How easy was it for you to betray her, watch her die, and walk away without a shred of regret, hmm? Stripped away all your self illusion, exposed you for the man you are -- a coward.
Jerry: I'm not a coward, I'm a realist. We're alike, in a way. I mean, you hate me with a fiery passion, but if you try to get rid of me, you stand to lose everything.
Luke: God, it was so long ago. Your mother was younger than you are now. She was still in school, dating Baldwin, planning to marry him. They were a real all-American poster couple, those two -- the beautiful blond with eyes you could drown in, and the squeaky-clean kid from a good family with plenty of money for law school and bright prospects. And then there was me. I loved your mother from the first moment I saw her. I couldn't get her out of my mind, out of my heart. So, when she came to me and asked for a job at this club I was managing, I jumped at the chance to hire her. She didn't realize how deep my feelings were for her. She didn't consider me anything but a friend. And then one night -- one night after closing, she came back to the club to pick something up, and I was there alone, drinking -- considering suicide, actually. The reasons are not important. Your mother saw the state I was in and she wanted to help. I asked her to go, told her I wasn't fit for human company. I begged her to go, but she refused. I thought if I could just hold her, the world might make sense again. So I asked her to dance. She must have sensed something break in me -- my sanity, I guess, because she suddenly got frightened and wanted to go. But it was too late. She was saying no, but I couldn’t hear her. There's no nice way to put it. I raped her.
Sam: What if I tell you that despite my new career, I will not be at peace unless we have your child to raise together, even if it's not mine biologically? What if I tell you that we're not going to make it unless we are parents together?
Jason: I don't think it's fair to a child to make it responsible for our happiness. I mean, to say having a baby is going to save us or -- or not having one is going to tear us apart -- I --
Sam: Really, Jason? So you won't even consider a surrogate? You are not being fair.
Luke: Do you want me to go on?
Lulu: We're in it. Might as well go all the way -- so to speak.
Luke: Laura ran away. They found her in the park. It was obvious that she had been raped. She made up a story about some anonymous attacker.
Lulu: She didn't name you?
Luke: To this day, I don't know why.
Lulu: So Mom still cared about you, even after what you did?
Luke: A few days later, she came back to work. She wanted to go on like nothing had ever happened, so that's what we did. She made it possible for us to make a life together. What Baldwin can't accept -- that your mother and I got beyond the nightmare and were happy.
Lulu: And you told Lucky?
Luke: No, Lucky found out the same way you did -- from someone who wanted to hurt him. Lulu, there are no circumstances that could explain or excuse what happened that night. The truth is I committed an act of violence against an innocent person, a person that I loved more than anyone. I'll spend the rest of my life trying to make up for that. Lesley Lu? There's something else that you need to hear. Your mother -- and I don't know how she did it at her tender age -- refused to be victimized by what happened. She refused to live her life as an abused woman. She forgave me. It was the strength of that forgiveness that gave us the life that we shared. That forgiveness gave us you and your brother. She did that. As horrifying as that night was, that was the least of our life together. Baldwin wants to make it the most.
Lulu: I'm glad that Mom was able to forgive you.
Sonny: Jason's not only my business partner, but he is my best friend. I want to help, and you're standing in the way of that, Spinelli -- that's not smart.
Spinelli: Uh --
Sonny: That's not smart at all.
Spinelli: But there's nothing you can do.
Sonny: About what?
Spinelli: Uh -- it's a most, um, complicated situation we have. Um -- in fact, one might say it's reminiscent of a Greek tragedy. In fact, it's almost identical to the myth of the sun god Apollo. Um- see, Apollo was -- yes, Apollo was conceived, um, when his daddy, Zeus, had a lustful encounter with this really tasty chick named Leto. And, um, she was on -- she had this kid on the isle of Delos, which was being tossed hither -- hither and yon -- huh -- by winds and waves. Um, and -- but, see, the thing was when she decided to call Delos her home, all of a sudden it morphed into this beautiful land of -- of bounty, which is kind of -- which is -- which is kind of foreshadowing because -- because, see, some online hackers think that Apollo was -- was the god of civilization. And I think it was, um -- yeah, yeah, I think it was the -- the scholar Skulldeath -- the hacker Skulldeath that said actually -- ow! Oh!
Sonny: I don't know if you're doing this to deflect me or you just can't help being a freak, but whatever you're saying doesn't tell me what's wrong with Jason. You got 60 seconds --
Sonny: To learn English and spill your guts, otherwise I will spill them for you.
Sam: Our relationship took root around my pregnancy. When I was terrified at the fact of a helpless baby being dependant on me, you convinced me that I cod do it, that we could do it together. We were going to be a family, and now you're just simply refusing to give me that.
Jason: I -- I can't give you that. In fact, I'm the one who took that away from you --
Sam: Jason, I don't blame you for that! How many times do I have to tell you that? It is the rest that I can't accept -- all those months that went by and we could've gotten pregnant and we didn't, and the fact that now you won't even consider sharing your child with me! Oh -- I can't believe it's taken me this long to see how selfish -- how selfish you really are.
Luke: Where's Lucky?
Elizabeth: He's looking for Lulu.
Luke: Oh, that's good. If anybody can help her, I imagine he can.
Elizabeth: You told her? How'd she take it?
Luke: Well, I couldn't tell. You know, Lucky's hurt turned angry and confrontational, unforgiving. Well, I don't have to tell you -- you were there. You know better than anyone. Lulu's always been more like me -- you know, with an explosive temper and all that -- but she just sat there. I mean, I could tell she was hurt. I couldn't really read her. I don't know what she's going through. But the truth is she's a grownup and I can't control how she reacts to harsh truth. So I guess she'll just have to come to a resolution on her own, and I'll accept whatever that resolution is.
Carly: Hey. What's going on?
Lulu: Nothing I can't handle.
Carly: Okay, but you can talk to me.
Lulu: Not this time.
Carly: What's going on with you, Lulu?
Lulu: It is what it is. It's just more proof that love is an open invitation for somebody to hurt you.
Carly: Okay, come on. I want you to sit down with me and I want you to tell me what's going on. Oh, today was the hearing, wasn't it?
Lulu: Huh. Huh. So you knew that my dad raped my mom? Was I the only one that didn't know that?
Carly: There was no reason to tell you.
Lulu: Really? How about it affects my life?
Carly: It doesn't affect your life. Lulu, that was an awful thing that happened between your parents a very long time ago before you were born, and Laura forgave Luke.
Lulu: But, see, that's -- that's what I don't understand, is how somebody can forgive someone when they violate you like that. I think that my mom didn't want to admit that she was wrong about my dad, and she didn't -- she had to pretend that rape wasn't so bad to justify her love.
Carly: Okay, no one -- with the possible exception of Luke -- can know Laura's thought process. And it's not on anyone, including you, to judge her choice to love and forgive. I mean, the only thing you can do right now is decide how you want to handle this, Lulu.
Lulu: Hmm. How would you feel if you found out something like this about your mother and your father?
Carly: You want to know what I think? I think love is a tricky business. And sometimes it can be so intense that you lose yourself and make you do things that you don't even see coming. But I also think what goes down between a man and a woman -- even if it's a walk through hell -- is for them to decide what's forgivable and what's not. No one has a right to say, Lulu, not even the children.
Amelia: Oh, hey, I'm glad you came in. I've got a new angle for a follow-up on fire safety. There's a woman in Pittsburgh who survived a house fire. She was able to save her toddler, but she lost her 3-month-old. She's willing to talk about what she did right versus what she did wrong.
Sam: I can't really think about any of this right now.
Amelia: What happened?
Sam: You know, coming here was probably a really bad idea. I just --
Sam: I had a terrible fight with Jason.
Amelia: You confronted him about Elizabeth’s baby?
Sam: Well, sort of. I mean, I didn't come right out and say it, but he knew exactly what I was talking about. He knew that I wanted him to share his life with me, his child with me, and, of course, he refused.
Spinelli: Look, it would be my preference to help you understand Stone Cold's secret pain, but -- um -- look, you're -- since you're Stone Cold's friend, and I probably hold that same title, you and I are de facto friends, and friends don't fit other friends for cement keyboards, do they?
Sonny: Prove yourself, prove our friendship.
Sonny: Tell me the truth -- what's wrong with Jason?
Spinelli: Well, see, Zeus -- Zeus couldn't tell his wife, Hera, about Apollo because they had so many problems, and, see -- and Hera was the -- was the queen of the gods -- although, I always thought that was wrong. I thought that Leto's sister-in-law should be queen of the gods --
Sonny: Forget the queen, forget Greeks, forget all that stuff that you say! What is wrong with Jason?
Jason: Why are you questioning Spinelli?
Elizabeth: Can I get you something? You must be drained.
Luke: Uh -- no, thank you. Elizabeth, do you think I was wrong not to tell Lulu about the rape earlier?
Elizabeth: Not at all. Part of being a parent means you have to make choices for your children based on what they can and cannot handle, what's important and what's best kept hidden. There's no doubt in my mind that Lulu would've been better off had she never found out what happened all those years ago, and I think you did her a favor by keeping it from her for as long as you did.
Luke: Huh. Thank you. I think I needed that.
Carly: Where are you going, Lulu?
Lulu: I need to make three phone calls -- to Spinelli, Milo, and Dillon, and tell them to forget about me because I am not going to fall in love.
Carly: Okay, I know how you're feeling because I've been there, okay? I have, and you're right -- love makes you vulnerable, it does. But you know what? It makes you better and it makes you more than who you are, and that's what Laura's love did for Luke, and that's what Jax's love has done for me.
Lulu: It's such a crapshoot. You can fall in love with a wonderful man, but because he is drunk, or because he's frustrated or angry, he can turn into somebody that you don't know, someone who can hurt you a lot.
Carly: I'm not going to stand here and make excuses for what your father did. Rape is awful and it's unacceptable. But, Lulu, Laura's life isn't yours, and it's not fair for you to stand here and arm yourself because you're afraid the same thing's going to happen to you. You need to sit, and you need to think and let all this sink in, okay? And then when you're ready and you want to take the chance and u want to fall in love, you will. You know why? Because whether you like it or not, you're a Spencer, and Spencers never give up.
Amelia: Oh, Sam, please don't expect me to talk you into staying in your relationship. I have made no secret about the fact that I think Jason is an obstacle to your career. He was also the catalyst for events that left you barren, after which he promptly went and with someone else. I mean, those are black marks against any man. But to top it off, Jason lives a life dictated by violence, which often, often finds its way to you.
Sam: I know, but I love him. What about that?
Amelia: Are you sure? I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I know that I'm not saying what you want to hear. I'm just trying to give you an objective opinion. And considering everything you shared with me about your past, I have to ask -- could you possibly be confusing love for codependence?
Sam: No. No, absolutely not. What I have with Jason is real. It's -- it's the most real thing I've ever felt. What I can't get past is the fact that he had a baby with another woman. I mean, if -- if not for that, I honestly believe that we would be happy the way we are.
Spinelli: No, Mr. Corinthos, Sir wasn't -- um -- wasn't g me. He was just opening mail -- violently -- and he offered me a drink to "cement" our bond.
Jason: Since when do you and Sonny have a bond?
Spinelli: Oh, since always. He's -- um, it's because of you, Stone Cold. I mean, he's -- he's your friend, as am I, and so we are friends by extension. Which is an honor, really -- bigger than an Altarian sandworm. But pretty exhausting, so I think I might go take a nap, if that's okay with you guys?
Jason: Yeah, why don't you go take a nap?
Spinelli: Oh --
Jason: Let's go. What did I walk in on?
Sonny: Well, you're -- you know, it seems like you're suffering or something's going on with you. I asked Spinelli what's going on, because you don't trust me enough anymore to tell me.
Jason: It's just -- uh -- it's really nothing that you can -- you know, you can fix.
Sonny: Well, maybe I can't fix it, but at least I can listen.
Jason: Uh, Sam and I, we're just, you know, having -- having some problems. She wants to have a baby and she can't because of me and --
Jason: It's just that this whole thing's a -- a mess. I'm going to -- I'll come back, okay? I'll check back with you.
Sonny: Come in. I think that's the first time I've ever heard you knock. Is this the new-and-improved Carly, or do you just think I'm special?
Carly: I just wanted to come discuss the boys' schedule, that's all.
Sonny: That may be part of it but not all of it.
Carly: That's annoying -- you know, the way you see through me -- not to mention rude.
Sonny: What's going on?
Carly: Nothing. I just have a lot to process right now.
Sonny: Well, I can imagine, since the man who put a gun to our heads and held us hostage turns out to be your brother-in-law.
Carly: Know how badly you want Jerry dead. And I know "live and let live" isn't in you.
Sonny: Well, you know what? This is a special case, and you know how much I hate Mr. Craig. But killing him would ultimately hurt you, so I not going to do that. Not yet, anyway.
Spinelli: Stone Cold.
Spinelli: Stone Cold, um -- uh, the Jackal requests a chance to explain, okay? Um -- no mater what it might've looked like, I did not reveal to Mr. Corinthos, Sir the source of your secret pain, okay?
Jason: I know that.
Spinelli: Look, I -- I resisted his truth serum, I -- I warded off the fine tip of his blade, but, you know, while the Jackal would rather die than betray you, I'm not sure the -- the constitution is as strong as the spirit. See, Mr. Corinthos has ways of making people talk, and I think they all hurt.
Jason: Okay, Spinelli, it's okay. I just told him that I was having problems with Sam and that should hold him off for a while.
Spinelli: May I, um -- ahem -- respectfully submit that maybe you should -- I don't know -- reconsider your position and enlighten the Pacino-esque one about the true source of your emotional plight?
Jason: I don't want Sonny to know that Jake is my son. I already know what he's going to tell me to do; he's going to tell me to fight. All right, forget about me. Lulu needs you, Spinelli.
Spinelli: Wait, wait, is something wrong with the Blond One?
Jason: Something, uh, really bad went down, and she –
Elizabeth: Lucky is looking for you. And you just missed your dad.
Lulu: Oh, good. I've had enough of him for one day. I'm -- I'm actually glad that, um, you're alone. It gives me a chance to give you a long-overdue apology.
Elizabeth: For what?
Lulu: For a couple things. Um, one is -- is for being too stubborn -- or headstrong or whatever -- to not listen to you when you tried to keep me away from the courthouse. But mostly for how unfair I've been -- to judge you, to dare think that you were shortchanging Lucky.
Elizabeth: Well, apology accepted but unnecessary.
Lulu: No, no, I -- it dawned on me when I was on my way home. You know, when -- when Lucky found out that -- what my dad did to my mom, you know, you must've been the one to help him, and, you know, if it wasn't for you, he might've gone off the deep end. So --
Elizabeth: Actually, I was the one who couldn't survive without Lucky. Okay, timing is either perfect or terribly wrong, but do you think you could handle one more ugly truth?
Lulu: Hmm. Well, might as well get them all out of the way now.
Elizabeth: I was raped when I was 15.
Lulu: Oh, my God. Oh, my God, what happened?
Elizabeth: A man that I didn't know grabbed me off a park bench. But my point for telling you this is that because of what happened to me, Lucky was put on the path to finding out what happened between your parents, so you could imagine how he felt. It took a lot of time, but eventually things started to make sense and healing began -- for me, for Lucky, for Lucky and your dad. I know it's really hard because you want the people you love to be perfect, but it doesn't always work that way, and that's where forgiveness comes in. And that's what makes it possible for love to endure -- your mother knew that. That's why she was able to forgive Luke. And I know when you're ready, you'll be able to do the same.
Scott: Oh -- Spencer. Is this where you just snap, pull a gun and shoot me well, be my guest, because there's a lot of witnesses around -- send you to Sing Sing for the rest of your stinking life.
Luke: You'd like that, wouldn't you?
Scott: I would like that very much.
Luke: Yeah -- for me to finally snap and do what I've been threatening to do for 20 years? I mean, you don't want me to actually kill you, but you wouldn't mind spending a few months in a hospital if it meant me being locked away. I'm tempted to make all your dreams come true, but that wouldn't be very smart. Instead, I'm going to thank you. By spewing out all that old garbage in court, you actually freed me. You hoped you would hurt me and my kids, but instead, we can never be ambushed by that information again. So, good job, Scotty. Good job.
Lucky: You're home. I was worried.
Lulu: I'm -- I'm okay.
Lucky: You saw Dad?
Lulu: I know everything.
Lulu: And what? Dad's not a hero -- big surprise.
Lucky: Hey, when you're ready, we can talk about it.
Lulu: What would help is if you guys don't pressure me to talk.
Elizabeth: It's amazing how one night decades ago still has the power to hurt. You know your family's going to go through a struggle, but I've seen how it works. You're going to get back up, dust yourselves off, and keep going. It's going to happen this time, too.
Spinelli: Blond One. Um -- Stone Cold said you were in distress, so --
Lulu: Yeah, you could say that, but I'm sorry, I'm not ready to talk about it. Not now -- maybe not ever.
Spinelli: Well, then don’t. Just know that I'm here. Your friend for life, ready and willing to help in any way you need.
Lulu: You know what? That already helps.
Sam: I would've brought flowers or candy or something, but I -- I know you don't like flowers or candy.
Jason: You have every right to be angry with me.
Sam: I am angry, Jason, but not at you. I am at life and fate, and most of all, my own bad choices. And I'm furious -- I mean, furious and devastated that I will never be the mother of your child. But I won't let -- I won't let anger ruin what we have. You are still the most important thing that's ever happened to me. I want you to know that I will never give up on us.
Jason: Neither will I.
Sam: Oh --
Carly: Of all the things I imagine thanking you for, sparing the life of James Craig wasn't one of them. I hate defending Jerry. He's my husband's brother. I don't feel like I have a choice. Something would break inside of Jax if someone he loved let Jerry die, and I -- this is no concern of yours.
Sonny: Well, I mean, not Jax, but -- look, I meant what I said to you, okay, at the wedding. I -- I wish you all the happiness. And, you know, you can come to me for whatever. You know, if you need to talk, you need to do anything, you can always come to me.
Carly: You didn't hear me. No, you don't want to hear me, and I don't really blame you. I wished you happiness, too. And that -- that came from my heart.
Sonny: I know.
>> On the next "General Hospital" –
Kate: Stop playing games and admit what you've done!
Carly: Once they match your brother's D.N.A. to Mr. Craig's, it's over.
Jax: I want you to leave town.
Sam: I want to be a mom.
Kelly: You could consider a surrogate mother.
Ric: You're going to arrest Jason.
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