General Hospital Transcript Friday 12/21/07
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Carly: Oh, good. Okay, all right.
Jax: What's in the bag?
Tracy: I just talked to your doctor.
Luke: He give you the news?
Tracy: You agreed to surgery?
Felicia: Yes, St. Timothy's Church. We'll be waiting. The car is on the way.
Maxie: I'm going with Coop.
Felicia: Are you sure?
Maxie: Yeah. You'll have Bobbie, you don't need me.
Felicia: Do you need help?
Felicia: It's beautiful.
Maxie: Yeah, well, don't bother searching the recesses of your mind trying to remember where you've seen it before. You haven't -- it was Georgie's.
Robin: I can -- I can put this up later.
Mac: No -- no, it's okay. Hi.
Robin: This is so wrong. Georgie had her whole life ahead of her. How can she be gone?
Mac: Georgie's dead because I failed her.
Carly: Hi. Stop, stop, stop! Nice try. Stop.
Jax: What's the big secret?
Carly: Because I don't want you to see that yet.
Jax: Come on, you've already brought, like, 9,000 ornaments home, okay? It's not like -- because you can't resist buying them. I've seen every ornament that they've ever made.
Carly: It's not an ornament. It's a small element in the big surprise I'm planning for you.
Jax: Hmm -- what if I don't want to wait for the surprise?
Carly: But you have to wait! It's not your choice, it's my surprise! Show some of that restraint you keep bragging about. I'm not kidding. I'm going to be really mad if you ruin this surprise.
Jax: Okay, fine. You know, with this kind of build-up, it must be really worth waiting for.
Carly: It is. It's perfect and it's wonderful.
Luke: You know me -- I'm not exactly your garden-variety family man.
Luke: I mean, "family" is not a dirty word or anything. It's just that -- well, I don't go for that "ties that bind" thing.
Tracy: Where are you going with this?
Luke: My daughter was here, flashing those beautiful eyes of hers, and I saw my whole history. I saw those same eyes looking at me when she was a baby. I saw her brother, her mother -- everyone I ever cared about. I saw you, wife, standing here day after day, willing me to live when I was half gone, ready to cash in. And I thought, "No. I can't do this to these people. This is my family. I ain't going to bail on them."
Tracy: If I ever forget to be grateful to Lulu, please remind me. By the way, you won't regret it, I promise.
Luke: I'll hold you to that.
Dillon: Bad time?
Luke: Oh, young Spielberg.
Tracy: How are you?
Luke: What a pleasure to see you. Sorry about the circumstances.
Dillon: Oh, it's -- it's okay. I'm all -- I'm all right, I think. I mean, I'm -- I seem to be getting to where I'm supposed to be. I don't know how.
Tracy: That's enough.
Dillon: How are you?
Luke: Peachy. Your mother assures me that I'm going to be up and running on all cylinders soon.
Tracy: You are.
Luke: Hey, congratulations, son. Boy, my hat's off to you. You always knew what you wanted and you went right out there and got it.
Tracy: I'm proud of you.
Dillon: Thank you.
Lulu: Oh, wow. At least you're not alone.
Luke: No, cupcake, I am not alone.
Mac: I'm the police commissioner. I should've caught this bastard a long time ago. Instead, he's been free to roam, wreaking havoc. One of my daughters was attacked in my own living room. And now Georgie's dead.
Robin: Okay, you have to listen to me. You didn't let Georgie down once. You were the one constant in her life -- and Maxie's d mine. You were the one who committed to raising us when our parents couldn't or wouldn’t. You were there -- telling us to eat broccoli and do our homework, dealing with our raging female hormones, making us know every single day that we were just as loved as any kid in any normal family. Think of the person Georgie was -- smart, compassionate, loving -- that didn't just happen. She was a reflection of the best of you, Uncle Mac.
Robin: You cannot control what's random. And believe me, you are the best parent any of us could've asked for.
Carly: You know, that should drape a little more.
Jax: Oh, okay. How's that?
Carly: That's -- uh -- perfect. That is perfect.
Jax: Now, all we need is the tree. When's it scheduled for delivery?
Carly: And lights -- we need lights.
Jax: What are you talking about? We have tons of lights.
Carly: We have red lights, and I promised Michael that our tree would be all white, so we need white lights.
Jax: You really think it'll make a difference?
Carly: Are you kidding me? Nothing gets past Michael.
Jax: He's not going to notice if there's different lights --
Carly: He's going to notice! And, you know, after everything that happened, I think we deserve a magical Christmas. Don't you think we all should have a magical Christmas this year, please?
Jax: Okay. When you're right, you're right. I will get lights.
Carly: I have been telling you that for how long now?
Jax: You're going to be so impressed.
Carly: Oh, yeah? Hurry back, because the tree's going to be delivered, you're not going to be here with the lights, and it's going to be a whole mess.
Jax: Tons of lights. Bye-bye.
Mercedes: Hey --
Michael: There he is.
Carly: What's that?
Mercedes: We got the last sprig of mistletoe in Port Charles.
Michael: Very last.
Tracy: You got through to him. Thank you.
Lulu: Huh. No backing out, right?
Luke: Not a chance, sweetheart.
Dillon: I guess we should -- we should go.
Tracy: Would you give my condolences, please, to Mac and Maxie?
Lulu: You're coming with us, right?
Tracy: No, no, I'm going to stay here -- Dr. Julian's coming in.
Lulu: Well, if Dr. Julian shows up, tell him to come back in an hour. There, problem solved.
Tracy: I have no place at that funeral; they wouldn't expect me to be there.
Dillon: I would. I'm not kidding, Mom. You -- you were awful to Georgie. I mean, you -- you didn't get to know her, you just judged her. The least you can do is spend an hour, pay your respect.
Luke: Tracy, I won't let Julian say a word until you get back. Go, give your son what he needs.
Edward: Hello, Felicia. You have really been missed. And I'm just sorry that your homecoming was due to such tragic circumstances.
Felicia: Thank you. I'm sorry about Emily.
Edward: It's another senseless tragedy.
Mac: We're going to find who did this, I promise you that.
Edward: Well, I hope so. But in the meantime, today is about Georgie and what an extraordinary little girl she was.
Alice: You know, what Mr. Q really means is Georgie had no problem giving him an earful whenever he butted his nose too far into her business.
Edward: If you're talking about my resentment of her marriage to Dillon, yes, I resented it because they were both too young.
Mac: I -- I understand -- I chased Dillon off a few times myself.
Edward: Good. We'll -- we'll see you.
Ric: Well, speaks to his character -- I don't know many teenage boys that would hang around if they knew that they were under the police commissioner's radar. I'm really sorry, Mac.
Mac: Thank you.
Mayor Floyd: If there's anything at all that we can do, please don't hesitate.
Mac: Thank you, Mayor. Thank you.
Mayor Floyd: All right.
Skye: I'm so sorry.
Ric: I'm sorry.
Spinelli: I'm devastated over your loss. Georgie was my dearest friend, and I'll miss her every day.
Milo: I'm sorry, Commissioner. You, too, Ms. Jones.
Mike: Mac. Well, there was -- ahem -- quite an outpouring at Kelly’s this morning. People kept coming by and -- and telling stories about Georgie, you know?
Mike: How she -- she went to check on an -- an elderly customer one day because that customer didn't show up for lunch. When business was slow at Kelly’s and -- and the tips were -- were slim, she'd go to all the waitresses and ask them if they needed extra cash.
Mike: And dozens of people told me how she knew all their names. Your daughter touched a lot of lives, just because of who she was, and I wanted you to know.
Felicia: Oh –
[Knock on door]
Maxie: Oh, thank you for picking me up. I don't think I could sit in the car with my mother the whole way there, especially when I have to get up -- I don't think I'm going to be able to do this.
Lainey: Everyone at the hospital is thinking about you.
Epiphany: You've got lots of friends to lean on.
Robin: I know. Thank you.
Patrick: How are you?
Robin: I'm fine.
Patrick: Can you tell me the truth, Robin?
Minister: I need to go over a few details with you before we begin the service.
Robin: Sure. Thanks for being here.
Mac: She should be here by now.
Felicia: She's having a hard time. Not that she opened up to me or anything, but she's really furious.
Mac: I warned you.
Felicia: I know. I guess I just never comprehended the depth of her anger. I probably should've -- I -- I probably "should've" a lot of things. I'm so sorry, Mac.
Mac: Hey, hey -- no, no, no. No, no, okay? Don't beat yourself up. Now is not the time, okay? Georgie wouldn't want that.
Felicia: Okay, okay.
Mac: Hey, where you been? I've been worried about you.
Maxie: We ran into traffic. Thank you for the ride.
Coop: Yeah, I'm glad to help. Let me know if you need anything else, okay? Commissioner.
Mac: Uh -- everyone's here.
Minister: As soon as the family is seated, we'll start.
Mac: Oh, thank you. Well, this is it.
["We wish you a Merry Christmas" plays]
Carly: It's leaning to the right. It is. Mercedes, will you back me up? Isn't it leaning to the right?
Mercedes: Uh -- I think I hear the microwave.
Jax: No, it looks straight to me.
Carly: Yeah, really funny. Come on -- it's all bunched up with the lights at the top, you have to fix that.
Jax: Do you know that your mom never really liked Christmas that much?
Carly: That's because I didn't have a family of my own.
Jax: But now she's a Christmas maniac.
Carly: I want all of us to have a very memorable holiday -- for all of us, okay?
Michael: Yeah, well, all right.
Jax: Okay, go make your mom proud, go fix those lights.
Michael: You mean, I get to climb a ladder?
Jax: Climb a ladder, yes.
Carly: Yes, you get to climb a ladder.
Jax: Don't hang on to the top of the tree so the whole thing --
Carly: And be careful, don't knock it over.
Jax: Falls over and you end up in the fireplace -- the whole thing will burn.
Michael: This think is fake! How's it going to burn?
Carly: Hey --
Jax: No, it'll -- it'll burn.
Michael: It will?
Jax: You got to be careful -- yeah. Okay. There.
Michael: How's that look?
Carly: See? I think it is perfect.
Carly: What do you think, Morgan?
Luke: Natasha. Well, here's a nice surprise.
Alexis: Well, thank you -- a little post-appendectomy checkup. I wanted to find out how you're doing.
Luke: You had an appendectomy on top of everything else? God, you're in worse shape than I am.
Alexis: Good -- I'm so glad I stopped by.
Luke: Me, too -- I haven't felt this healthy in years -- but go ahead. Ask me how I'm feeling.
Alexis: Nah, I'm not going to ask how you're feeling. What are you going to say -- "I'm busy confronting my own mortality"? It kind of sucks when your body turns on you, doesn't it?
Luke: You got that right.
Minister: At this time, Maxie Jones wishes to say a few words about her sister.
Maxie: I look at all your faces, and I see the story of my sister's life. The people, the incidents that shaped Georgie into the incredible person that she was. My sister was relentlessly positive -- annoyingly so at times, or maybe that was just me. I'm the reason the phrase "black sheep" was invented, but we all know that. It's just Georgie and I were so different. It was hard for me to believe that I wasn't adopted. But the truth is we both were -- by an incredible guy who had no idea what he was signing up for. Nothing in Mac's life prepared him for fatherhood, but he hung steady. And I'm speaking for Georgie when I say you made her feel special every day. You were so confident in her, it was impossible for her not to feel confident in herself. You were the greatest gift in Georgie's life. Dillon, I know I was never really nice to you, but I am indebted to you. Because you showed my sister true romantic love, and that is something that we all hope for, but some of us can never find. And Georgie held you in her heart until the day that she died. Bobbie, Georgie loved you. Not just as a surrogate mom, but as a friend and a confidante. You always stepped up when she needed you. Thank you for loving her with such an open heart. Robin -- you were always the sister that I could never get it together enough to be. Georgie knew that she could count on you. You were always there just to talk to her, laugh with her, or just give her really good advice. You graced her life, and I'm grateful she had you. And, Spinelli -- Georgie had a lot of friends, but you were the best. Once she met you, she never felt alone because she knew you were there for her whenever she needed, day or night. And I know I was never really nice to you, either. But I'm really glad that my sister found a friend who understood her. There's one more person that I would like to single out because, above anyone else, she deserves special attention -- our mother.
Maxie: What can I say about our mother? Let me think -- hmm. Well, not much, I guess, since she dumped us on Mac a few years back and never looked back. My mother is a Florence Nightingale -- she ran off to take care of our ailing great-grandmother. There's nothing wrong with that, except it was just an excuse, because the truth is our mom got bored with her family life a long time before she got on that plane to Texas. It probably started those nights she ran off to play mystery-solving adventure girl. We all knew it wouldn't be long before she wanted to take on that role permanently. She just needed to figure out a way to get rid of her inconvenient children.
Mac: Maxie, stop.
Bobbie: Don't do this.
Maxie: To me, getting dumped wasn't the worst part. It was the way she forced my sister to be okay with the abandonment to make herself feel better. Keep believing she was progressive and unconventional, instead of just a selfish bitch who didn't want anything to do with her own children.
Mac: Please, Maxie, that's enough. You're not honoring your sister by humiliating her mother.
Maxie: Being abandoned by her mother was a fact of my sister's life and I think it needs to be addressed. And all of you can tiptoe around my mom and act like it's wonderful that she's here. But where the hell was she when it really mattered? Felicia Jones decided a long time ago she didn't want to be a mom anymore -- and you don't get to sail into my sister's funeral, pretending that you are one. You have no right to be here, so either you leave or I will.
["Jingle bells" plays]
Carly: Hey, hey, you don't need to worry about what's in that bag, come here. You know what? I have a special ornament that only you can put on the tree. You guys made these when you were little -- well, you're still little, aren't you? Michael, come here. I want you to see these.
Carly: Do you remember making these?
Michael: Oh -- these ornaments are so lame.
Carly: They're not lame! This is my favorite one ever -- you made this for me when you were in preschool.
Michael: I can't believe you found this.
Jax: Are you ready to --
Jax: You ready to give me that surprise?
Luke: I'm not used to depending on hospital food and medical personnel. I tell you, I really hate it.
Alexis: I don't imagine they're too fond of you, either.
Luke: No. They're trying to kill me.
Alexis: Do you blame them?
Alexis: Do you kind of feel like you've fallen down the rabbit hole -- into this parallel universe that none of the same rules apply? You're reduced to the level of a 4‑year-old -- you're kind of wheeled around, managed, condescended to.
Luke: You really do understand.
Alexis: Which is why you need to believe me when I say to you that at some point, you're going to have to let go. You're going to have to allow yourself to be vulnerable and to let them help you.
Alexis: Because you'll still be alive, and that's a lot better than the alternative.
Dillon: Felicia -- Felicia, listen -- listen. Wait, stop -- stop, listen -- listen to me. Maxie had no right to say what she did, okay? No -- no right. She was hurt and she was angry, but I'll -- I'll tell you something. I know for a fact -- I know for a fact that Georgie adored you.
Dillon: And she looked up to you, and she didn't -- she didn't doubt for a second that you loved her. Not for a second.
Luke: I hope you didn't just come from talking to my doctor.
Tracy: No, I did not see your doctor, but I swear, Luke Spencer, you better make it through this surgery because I will not make it through another funeral.
Luke: What happened?
Tracy: What happened? Well, Maxie delivered the eulogy from hell. She started out fine. She thanked everybody that had a positive effect on Georgie's life, and then she turned on Felicia. And she ripped her to shreds.
Luke: Felicia was there?
Tracy: She was. After that, I -- I don't know where she is.
Luke: Tracy, what's really bothering you about this?
Tracy: I suppose I can imagine Dillon or Ned doing the same thing to me, and why wouldn't they? I deserve it.
Carly: Come on, come on, come on, it's going to be a male-bonding experience you're going to treasure forever and you'll be eternally grateful to me.
Michael: Okay, no one is this into Christmas. Something is going on.
Jax: Hmm, I think I know what's going on.
Carly: The only thing going on is you guys are going out back to get more holly.
Michael: All right, all right.
Jax: Our marching orders. Let's go. Come on, come on.
Carly: Yeah. Okay.
[Knock on door]
Carly: Oh. Who can it be?
Carly: Are you okay?
Lulu: It was horrible.
Carly: Oh. Funeral. Oh, sorry. They usually are pretty bad.
Lulu: Yeah, well, it wasn't just that. Maxie was making this really nice tribute to Georgie and then, all of a sudden out of nowhere, she started saying these awful things about Felicia -- how she abandoned her and she doesn't have a right to call herself a mother. I don't know, it just made me sick to my stomach, and I barely even know Felicia.
Carly: My guess is Maxie was pretty sick to her stomach, too. And I doubt she found the satisfaction she was looking for.
Carly: I think the best thing she could do for herself is to let go. Just accept the fact that her parents are human, they did the best they could, and move on with their life. I just don't know if Maxie is going to be able to do that.
Felicia: I wouldn't blame Georgie for resenting me for going away. I mean, it is a natural reaction.
Dillon: Look, I'm -- I'm not going to lie and -- and say that she didn't miss you or want you around, because she did. She did. But, Felicia, there was no resentment. I mean, none. It was just the opposite. You're her hero. Do you know -- she and I would get ourselves into the craziest situations, you have no idea, and she would come up with something brilliant and get us out of it, and do you know what she'd say later? "I learned that from my mom." I mean, Georgie didn't judge, she didn't -- she didn't hold on to negativity, and I think she got that from you. I -- I think you're the reason that she was so much happier than most people -- for no other reason than -- than waking up to a perfect day. I mean, what more can you ask from your mother?
Felicia: Thank you.
Mac: Sweetheart, do you want to talk about it?
Maxie: I can't, Dad, not right now.
Leo: We already know time is of the essence here and your latest test results indicate that you're set to go, so I scheduled your surgery for tomorrow.
Tracy: That's Christmas Eve.
Leo: Is that a religious issue?
Tracy: No, it's not a religious issue. I just don't want you and your staff rushing through the procedure so you can get to some party and hit the eggnog.
Leo: Oh, well, no problem. We'll just -- we'll bring the eggnog into the O.R.
Tracy: If that's supposed to be funny, don't quit your day job.
Luke: Wife, wife, you have insulted this man and his entire profession, and you took it rather well.
Tracy: Can't it wait another day?
Luke: No, I don't want to wait another day, I might change my mind. Besides, being under heavy anesthesia during the dreaded Xmas appeals to me.
["The First Noel" plays]
Michael: Ooh. Cold.
Carly: Hey. Wow, you guys did great.
Michael: Is that enough?
Carly: Look at that. That's more than enough. It's perfect. Perfect.
Jax: Yeah. Why don't you guys get something to eat?
Michael: All right.
Jax: Get Mercedes to fix you something, okay?
Michael: All right, come on.
Jax: Come on.
Michael: Hey, Mercedes, can we have hot chocolate?
Jax: Hey. You've been crying, huh? Everything okay?
Carly: It's just that, um, that Christmas surprise -- it's not going to happen.
Jax: Okay. It's okay.
[Knock on door]
Robin: I don't know why I'm here. It's not about getting back together. It's not about having a baby. It's not even about sex. I just feel -- I just feel so bad -- for Felicia, for anyone that had to sit through that horrible attack. Even for Maxie, and I was just thinking -- it would be really nice if you would just hold me.
Felicia: Oh. Oh, I'd like to believe what Dillon said is true, that I made your life better, that I touched you in some positive way. I know, honey, I'm not perfect and I've made a lot of mistakes. But I'd like to think everything balanced out. I'm sorry. I'm sorry I missed so much time.
Singer: Another question hangs in midair
Singer: There's an answer I know it's out there
Singer: Will anyone be aware when confetti falls on my empty chair? Like a one-two punch a surprise attack come at dawn will they miss me when I'm gone?
Singer: Every day the search seems necessary
Singer: The final play a desperate hail Mary
Singer: There's so many things that I may have missed I hope the answer is as simple as this will my friends be brave till someone plays my favorite song?
Mac: I love you, you know? I love you so much. I only want what's best for you.
Singer: Will they miss me when I'm gone?
Georgie: I know. And I love you, too. Thank you for being so understanding.
Singer: Take a minute from their lives, one by one will they miss me when I'm gone?
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Bobbie: They're ready for you now.
Leo: Here we go.
["Carol of the Bells" plays]
Carly: She left you -- on Christmas?
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