General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 11/28/07
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Nurse: 10th-floor nurses' station. I'll let her know. The scans are ready for the patient in 1020. Do you want me to send an orderly down?
Regina: Oh, Dr. Drake asked me personally to check up on him. I'll be back in a few minutes.
Scott: Nice getup. Now, why is a heart patient dressed up like a doctor? Are you planning to sneak out of here, Spencer?
Luke: Don't try to stop me.
Scott: Stop you? Hell, I'll hold the door. And when you drop dead out on the curb, I will throw one hell of a party.
Carly: How is it?
Michael: Okay, I guess.
Carly: It's not the same, is it? You know, I know you guys miss Emily. It's okay to be sad. And you know, it's okay to cry.
Michael: Mom, I'm not a baby.
Carly: You know what? You guys are always going to be my babies. Even when you're grown up and you have kids of your own, you're still going to be my precious little babies.
Michael: Please stop.
Carly: With those beautiful brown eyes and those chubby, chubby, chubby cheeks --
Carly: Can't help it.
Michael: There's people.
Carly: You know, you guys were so adorable -- I don't care if there's people looking. You guys were so adorable. You know how much I miss your -- your tiny little fingers and your itty-bitty toes?
Michael: If you want another baby, just have one.
Monica: I know that funerals are supposed to be a comfort for the living -- but I already hate this.
Nikolas: So do I.
Elizabeth: Nikolas is like a bomb set to go off any minute.
Lucky: I'm worried about him. He's been erratic, to say the least. And now, to be so grief-stricken --
Lucky: You know what? We'll stay close. Between the two of us, we can help Nikolas get through this.
Edward: Are you looking for someone?
Edward: You can't fool me, Monica. Despite what you said to Jason, you're hoping that he'll show up here, because in your heart, you know this is where he belongs today.
Monica: Emily is dead because of Jason and the life he has chosen. I meant what I said, Edward. If he shows up here, I am not responsible.
Father Coates: I stand before you with a heavy heart, to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of a remarkable young woman. Emily Quartermaine filled many roles in her too-short life -- beloved granddaughter, treasured daughter, cherished sister, and friend to so many. She was poised on the brink of a new journey with the man she loved. Emily's loss would have been devastating under any circumstances, but her life was brought to a brutal, sudden end. Emily won't live to a ripe old age, or long enough to have children of her own, and we, the people who loved her, didn't have the luxury of preparation. Emily is at peace now. And those she left behind must start the work of remembering, letting go, and moving on.
Father Coates: Emily's death makes us question why do such terrible things happen to such good people. What are we supposed to learn, if anything, from such senseless loss how do we keep anger and confusion from casting a shadow over the rest of our lives? All I can say is the answer doesn't lie in how Emily died, it lies in how she lived. How she touched everyone here with her loving kindness, her generosity of spirit. The answer lies in the hearts of those who knew and loved Emily best. Her dearest friend is going to help us find those answers by remembering and honoring Emily's life. Elizabeth?
Luke: Save the lecture, Doctor. I've heard it enough from my wife.
Leo: Actually, I was going to admire your renegade spirit. It speaks to the rock and roller in me.
Luke: Do you play an instrument?
Leo: Yeah, guitar.
Luke: So what are you doing here?
Regina: No talent -- as opposed to his amazing talent as a cardiologist.
Leo: Thank you. Look, this is the cardiologist speaking, all right? You go back to your party-all-night lifestyle, all right, you might as well do us all a little favor and put a gun to your head.
Luke: What are you telling me? That I'm supposed to live like some broken-down geriatric?
Leo: Yeah, pretty much, I am.
Luke: I'll take the gun.
Michael: Hey, Mom, can we make a collage out of Emily's pictures?
Carly: I think that would be a great idea. Would you wait for Morgan? What are you doing here?
Johnny: I need to talk to you.
Carly: You know what? We've had a really hard day.
Johnny: I wouldn't have come if it wasn't important.
Carly: Fine. Come on. Stay here. Wait a sec. Come inside. I want you inside.
Michael: Who are you?
Johnny: My name's John Zacchara. What's yours?
Michael: Stay away from my mom.
Carly: Michael --
Michael: Mom, the Zaccharas are Dad's enemies. You can't trust him.
Carly: That's enough, okay?
Michael: Didn't you hear me? He's the enemy!
Carly: Michael, that is enough. I want you to take your brother and go upstairs while I talk to Johnny, and if I catch you listening, you're in big trouble.
Michael: Come on.
Carly: Sorry about that.
Johnny: He reminds me a lot of myself at that age. You know, not quite clear on all the details, but you know that, because of what your dad does, it makes you different, that normal rules don't apply.
Carly: Michael's lost two people who are very important to him. That's why he's acting out.
Johnny: My mother tried to protect me, too. In the end, you can’t.
Elizabeth: I'm sorry, I'm -- I'm probably the worst public speaker, ever, in the best of circumstances. The thought makes me sick to my stomach on a day like this. But Emily deserves the best I have to give, and I need to speak about her, so that is what I'm going to do. Grace. Dignity. Generosity. Kindness. Unconditional love. We all know Emily personified those qualities, but there was something else, something that wasn't as apparent, and that's what I would like to address first.
Elizabeth: People who didn't know Emily tended to mistake her softness for weakness. But she was the epitome of the iron fist in the velvet glove. Ask anyone who ever snapped her last nerve. I can't speak for any of you, but I know I never wanted to be on the receiving end of Emily's righteous indignation. But that wasn't her usual way. If she wanted you to do the right thing, which was always so clear to her, she would win you over with calm and reason. And before you knew it, you were doing exactly what she suggested. And if you chose to do the very thing she urged you not to, her love never wavered, because she was loyal to the people she loved, no matter what. Especially her notoriously nutty family. Never has a child been so unlike the family who adopted her. At least on the surface. But as it turned out, she was a perfect fit. Edward, I cannot count the number of times I have heard you say that Emily was the center, the heart of your family. And to a certain extent, that was true. But to Emily, the heart of the family was always you. And, Monica, I know you can barely think right now. But when you can, I hope you'll take comfort in knowing that you, more than anyone, changed the course of Emily's life. You came along when she needed you the most. You took her into your heart, into your home. You and Alan became her inspiration. You gave her focus and ambition, and I know she never stopped being grateful for that. More than anything, or anyone, the Quartermaines were responsible for shaping the incredible woman Emily turned out to be. You should all be very proud.
Carly: For the record, it's not a good idea for you to show up at the house where Sonny's kids live.
Johnny: I'm here to see you.
Carly: Okay. What do you want?
Johnny: We've had time to get some distance from the ball. Anything come back that might help you point to the identity of the man who tried to strangle you?
Carly: No. He came up from behind me. I didn't see anything. You're the one who saw him running away. You still sure it's not your father?
Carly: Really? Are you sure you're not trying to protect him out of loyalty?
Johnny: My father murdered my mother in front of my face. The last thing I would do is lie to protect him.
Carly: Okay. Keep talking.
Johnny: My father didn't strangle you, and I'm starting to doubt that he killed Emily, which means the person who did is still out there. I need to stop him before he gets to somebody else.
Carly: Like Lulu?
Elizabeth: Emily had a wonderful way of making families beyond her own. One consisted of the people she worked with. Epiphany, Emily was especially fond of you. She saw your heart, and she knew it was as big as the universe. I don't know if she ever got a chance to tell you, but she was always so appreciative of your sage advice -- and your belief in her future as a doctor. Patrick, Bobbie, Dr. Ford, Emily learned so much from all of you -- about the power of medical teamwork. She also had her family of girlfriends. Robin, Kelly, Lainey. We'll always have Jake’s. Emily's friendship was a gift. I know.
Elizabeth: I was fortunate enough to call her my best friend since we were teenagers. She was my rock, my support system, and I will carry her in my heart for as long as I live.
Elizabeth: There is someone else I would like to mention. Jason. He owned a unique place in Emily's heart, a place reserved only for him. He wasn't just her brother. He was her hero. Jason couldn't be here today, but I couldn't talk about Emily and not say his name.
Elizabeth: Sometimes, the bonds you make in high school follow you through your life. As most of you know, Emily, Lucky, Nikolas, and I became friends back then. The friendship stuck, and so did the nickname. Much to Nikolas' embarrassment, we were collectively known -- at least to ourselves -- as the four musketeers. We were an unlikely combination. Four very different people from very different backgrounds who came to rely on each other in profound ways. Each of us was changed by the others, and we found the meaning of true friendship. Just as Emily in her quiet and understated way became the touchstone for the Quartermaines, she did the same for the musketeers. Lucky, how do I thank you for bringing my best friend into my life? It's a debt I will never be able to repay. And, Nikolas, I hope you know Emily loved you more than anyone.
Leo: Why the big rush to die? Nothing to live for?
Luke: I have plenty to live for, doctor, if I live my life my way. If you expect me to sit in some rocking chair with a blanket around me waiting for my heart to stop, forget it.
Leo: No, no one's asking you to. Okay? Just take a break from all the gonzo stuff long enough for us to repair the damage. Once that's done, do what you want. Okay? I mean, with a few restrictions, of course.
Luke: "Restrictions" -- that word is not in my vocabulary.
Leo: Yeah, I'm getting that.
Regina: Bypass is a common procedure. Letterman got one, so did Regis, and they were both back on air in a matter of weeks.
Luke: Pet interviews and stupid celebrity tricks. Save the pep talk.
Leo: Let me spell it out for you. Have the surgery and live, don't die. That simple.
Luke: Doctor, we all get our tickets punched eventually, and right now, I'm feeling really good.
Leo: Really? That's why your heart rate practically leapt off the chart just from getting out of bed?
Luke: Well, come on. Put a beautiful young nurse around me, what do you expect?
Scott: Hey, you know what? You're wasting your time. If he wants to kill himself, I say stand clear.
Carly: I know you went to Wyndemere to protect Lulu. What I'm curious about is why you would risk so much for a girl you barely knew. Unless you had a thing for her.
Johnny: I dragged Lulu into this mess when I picked her up hitchhiking that first night. I owe it to her to try to finish what I started.
Carly: So now you feel like you have a permanent obligation to Lulu?
Johnny: I don't like that somebody's hiding behind my father's insanity to strangle women. I don't like thinking that he could do it again, and no, I don't want Lulu to be next.
Carly: Then maybe you should tell her.
Elizabeth: For Emily, it was love at first sight. But when she fell for Nikolas, she was just a gawky kid, and he was your typical clueless male object of affection.
Elizabeth: Nikolas had no idea what they would come to mean to each other. But Emily always knew. It started out as a crush on a fairy-tale prince. And she ended up with a partner. A soul mate. The love of her life.
Singer: May your soul be blessed may your body rest on the mount where you were born may your spirit soar where there's joy evermore may you find your way in peace
Singers: And there's no more harm in your savior's arms see you fly away in the sky did you hear the call of angels one and all? May you find your way in peace
Singer: May you know you're loved may you shine above over the mount where you were born may your spirit soar there's no pain anymore may you find your way in peace
Singers: And there's no more harm in your savior's arms
Elizabeth: Nikolas, Emily told me so many times she was the luckiest woman in the world to have your love. But really, we're the lucky ones -- every single person sitting here today -- to have had Emily grace our lives at all.
Singers: One and all may you find your way in peace may you find you way in peace
Father Coates: In God's presence is the fullness of joy, and at his right hand, love eternal. Amen.
Leo: I don't particularly care if you like my patient or not. I'm not going to let you sit here and upset him.
Luke: Doctor, the day I can't handle this clown is the day you can start shoveling the dirt over my face.
Scott: You know, it doesn't make any difference. You might as well be dead when you're on one of your little skin diving trips down there in Florida, Spencer. Life goes on, your kids make decisions. I'm sure Tracy’s probably got a younger gigolo waiting in the wings.
Leo: All right, come on. Let's go, let's go.
Luke: Yeah, and take your dime-store psychology with you, too.
Scott: You think I'm trying to trick you into getting some kind of heart surgery, Spencer? I can't wait for you to kick the bucket.
Luke: I don't think so. If I drop dead, you lose your only excuse.
Scott: What's that supposed to mean?
Luke: That means that for the last 30 years, every screw-up of your life you've blamed on me. Who are you going to point to when I'm gone?
Scott: Well, that's a good question, Spencer. I don't know the answer. Can't wait to find out, though.
Luke: Try it yourself!
Leo: All right, say goodbye, Mr. Baldwin. Let's go.
Ned: Holding up okay, Mother?
Tracy: Not really. Hope I die before I have to see another family member put into the ground.
Dillon: I'm so sorry.
Tracy: Sweetheart, it's enough that you're here. Let's not spout greeting-card sentiment.
Dillon: Okay, how about I tell you I love you and call it a day?
Tracy: That's a really good idea.
Tracy: My other boy.
Nikolas: Excuse me, I -- I need to see Father Coates.
Lucky: You know, what you said about Emily today was wonderful.
Elizabeth: I was just trying to get through it.
Lucky: You did Emily proud.
Elizabeth: I don't -- I don't know if this is the right time. Maybe it's the best time of all. I -- I'm just going to say it. Lucky, I don't want to fight with you anymore. Do you think we can use this day as a new start and at least try and get along?
Lucky: I hate fighting, too.
Lucky: I wanted -- I wanted so much more for us. I just don't know if I'll ever be able to -- forgive what you did. I'm just not big enough.
Johnny: I ain't going to lie -- I like Lulu. I'd like her a lot more if she stayed alive, and she improves her chances at doing so if she stays away from me.
Carly: That's a good answer, because with your father out of the picture, your life's going to be even more dangerous and I don't want my cousin anywhere near that.
Johnny: Then we're on the same page.
Carly: Listen to me, okay? I've had more experience in this area than I've ever cared to, so I know what I'm talking about. You're the son of a major crime boss. That means you inherit everything that comes along with it whether you want to or not.
Carly: Any contact with Lulu puts her life in danger, so I hope for Lulu's sake you're not sitting here lying to me.
[Car door closes]
Carly: Lulu's here. She's here -- go! Get out of here.
[Knock on door]
Lulu: Is Jax home?
Carly: No. No, he's still at the funeral.
Lulu: Uh -- no, it's over. He's probably at the reception. I should be there, too. I just wanted to talk to you about something.
Epiphany: Something on your mind, Dr. Ford?
Russell: Yes. I want to commend you on your mentorship of Emily and to let you know that your influence on behalf of the staff doesn't go unnoticed.
Epiphany: Well, that girl would've made one hell of a doctor.
Russell: Which makes her loss all the more tragic. I mean, when you think of the lives she could've saved.
Epiphany: Well, we don't have time for "what ifs" when there's work to be done.
Patrick: You know, we're around death every day. We learn to take it in stride, but this -- this is just -- she was just here, bright, vibrant, part of the team, and now she's just gone. It slaps you in the face how quickly it can all be over.
Robin: And what a waste it is to miss any chance of happiness that we get.
Monica: Uh, we have to get to this reception.
Ned: Monica, if you want to beg off, we'll cover for you.
Monica: Oh, no, no. There are people that loved Emily. They want to express their condolences, share their memories.
Nikolas: I want to thank all of you for Emily. She was a miracle.
Skye: We should be thanking you.
Dillon: She's right. I mean, you literally made Emily's dreams come true.
Nikolas: Thank you.
Edward: So, what do we do now? Just go home and -- and start over without her?
Ned: She'd want us to take care of each other, which is not something that this family is particularly good at. But maybe for Emily's sake we can just try to stop bickering for a while and try to see the good in each other, the way Emily always saw the good in us.
Dillon: That was good, Ned.
Skye: Yeah. It's something Emily would say.
Edward: Well, she was certainly an inspiration to us.
Monica: Okay. Then let's go home and be gracious for Emily.
Edward: Mm-hmm. Let's go.
Lucky: Nikolas! You going back to Wyndemere?
Nikolas: Yeah, I can't think of anywhere else.
Lucky: I'll go back with you.
Nikolas: No, I need to be alone.
Patrick: We had something extraordinary. How often can we realistically expect a love like that to come along?
Robin: I honestly never thought it would.
Patrick: Exactly. It probably won't ever happen again.
Patrick: So that begs the question -- huh -- did we give up on this too easily?
Robin: I want you to know something. I was never happier than when I was with you.
Patrick: Why do you sound so resigned? I mean, I just heard you say that the biggest tragedy would be losing a chance at happiness.
Robin: Today is an emotional day. I mean, we just watched Nikolas bury the love of his life.
Patrick: Yeah, and we're right here.
Robin: I suppose we could do this. We could run with the emotion, we could go ahead and risk our hearts again. But, really, what are the chances of you waking up tomorrow morning and realizing that you want to be a father?
Patrick: Wish I could say the chances were good, Robin.
Robin: Well, I would rather have you break my heart with the truth than a lie.
Sam: Hey. Are you okay?
Lucky: Yeah, I was just remembering how it used to be. You know, we had some good times. Hmm -- four musketeers. Just hard to believe it's over.
Sam: Maybe I should just leave you with your memories, then.
Lucky: Hmm. You know, I thought that's what I wanted. But I don’t. I want to be with you.
Carly: How was the funeral?
Lulu: Huh. Well --
Lulu: I was sitting there trying to absorb the loss and, um, all I kept thinking about was that it could've been you. You came so close -- huh -- and I know that I can be a pain and I know that I give you attitude and that I tell you to stay out of my life when you say things that I don't want to hear, but I'm not at oblivious. You have been so good to me. And I really appreciate that you care and I love you and I just -- I want you to know that. Huh.
Carly: You are a pain. I love you, too, sweetie. I love you so much. And you know what? I am -- I'm your biggest fan.
Lulu: Huh. Well, you're the only one who really gets me --
Lulu: Like my mom did.
Tracy: Oh. Why don't you give it up? I just buried my niece -- I don't want to bury you, too.
Luke: How many times do I have to tell you -- I'm not dying.
Tracy: Has it occurred to you that even if you make it out of this room, you wouldn't make it to the corner bar? Why don't you listen to the doctors?
Luke: The doctors aren't God. If you don't believe me, look at your own family.
Tracy: I don't think today was the best day to take shots at my family.
Luke: Oh. I'm sorry. How was the funeral?
Tracy: It was hideous. My father and Monica sat there like cardboard cutouts. Elizabeth droned on and on about Emily's virtues and you could tell all she wanted to do was find the nearest bathroom and heave, and Nikolas wandered around like a zombie. Don't you dare be the reason I have to endure another day like today. Don't -- you – dare.
Lulu: I hope I didn't freak you out by saying that you're like my mom.
Carly: No, are you kidding? I take that as the highest praise. Plus, I've always wanted a daughter.
Lulu: Why don't you try? I mean, Jax seems like he loves being a stepdad and he's really good with the boys.
Carly: He's great. He's --
Lulu: Well, I mean, does he want to have kids?
Carly: Are you kidding? Oh, gosh, he would love to have kids.
Lulu: So, what's the holdup?
Carly: I've had problems before, you know? There's a possibility I can't get pregnant.
Lulu: Is there a possibility that you can?
Carly: Yes, there's a possibility I can.
Lulu: So what if there complications? I've never known you to be afraid of anything.
Carly: Wow -- are you trying to start a fight with me? Because now you're calling me a coward and I think those are fighting words.
Lulu: If there's anything I've learned from Emily's death, it's to not put off anything that would bring you joy.
Carly: You're right. If Jax and I want a baby, there's no reason why we shouldn't at least have fun trying.
Lulu and Carly: Hi.
Lucky: You know, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be very good company after everything that's happened.
Sam: Well, I say it's okay.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Carly: Take me to bed.
Jason: I had to see you. Do you want me to leave?
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