General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 4/8/08
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Claudia: You need to dial it down, Johnny. Getting upset like this where people can hear us --
Johnny: I trusted you.
Claudia: Is not okay.
Johnny: I backed off killing Sonny when I had the chance because you said you had a better way.
Claudia: It was better. The gun wasn't in your hands, was it?
Johnny: Sonny's kid may die and we're both responsible for it. If Sonny remembers what he told you --
Claudia: Hey, you know what? No matter what happens here, John, I am not going to let this touch you. I promise.
Jerry: I should shoot you and dump your body on Sonny's doorstep for this.
Ian: You don't want to really ruin this nice new car smell with a dead body no, do you?
Jerry: You were supposed to shoot Sonny, not his offspring. And now he's going to hang bodies like so many pelts for this. But I could deliver you to him and be a hero. You see, dead men don't point fingers.
Ian: This one would. You drop me on Sonny's doorstep, and he's going to know that you were involved in the shooting and so will your brother.
Carly's voice: Hi, it's Carly. Leave me a message.
Jax: Hey, it's me. They won't clear the jet for take off, so, uh -- but I'll find a way home. I'll find a way to come home to you and the boys, both the boys. Michael will be fine, Carly, okay? I love you.
Patrick: All right, everyone, listen up. We've got a 12-year-old boy with a bullet in his brain. Our job is to get him back to his parents in better condition than when he came in. You got that? Robin, there is no way I'm letting you be part of this procedure.
Robin: Well, then we're going to have a problem because I'm not leaving.
Carly: Hey, baby, I know you can hear me, and I'm going to be right here when you come out.
Sonny: We all are, buddy, okay? You stay strong.
Carly: That's right. You stay strong and you use my strength. You use as much strength as you need. And you come back to me, Michael. You come back to me. I love you so much.
Sonny: We all love you. You're going to be okay, buddy, okay?
Nikolas: Emily? Emily?
[Knock on door]
Nikolas: Come in.
Leyla: You wanted to see me, Mr. Cassadine?
Nikolas: No, the person I would like to see is Dr. Devlin.
Leyla: Unfortunately, he hasn't responded to my page.
Nikolas: I asked you to page him over an hour ago. What's taking you so long to find him?
Leyla: I paged him when you wanted me to. It's just that once the customary response time elapsed, I handed it over to the hospital --
Nikolas: The reason that I'm spending so much time and money on this patient care program in Emilyís name is just that -- to see the patients get care. Now, the success of that depends on caring, responsible nurses. I'm -- I'm not sure you fit into that category. Do you want your job here, Ms. Mir?
Leyla: With all due respect, if you call Human Resources, I'm sure you'll find that a doctor ignoring his page is not grounds for my dismissal. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to see to my patients.
Ian: If you're going to shoot, shoot. Otherwise, the people at G.H. are going to be suspicious. I either have to be dead or on duty.
Jerry: I can't afford to be involved in this.
Ian: Then I guess you can't afford to pull that trigger either, can you?
Jerry: You're right.
Ian: [Groans] What the hell?
Jerry: Now, when you return to G.H., I suggest that you submit your resignation and move on. If Sonny Corinthos or Jason Morgan even have the slightest hint that you shot Michael, you'll be dead anyway.
Ian: No one is going to suspect me. I'm just a humble healer at the local hospital.
Jerry: As well as a drug smuggler, among other things.
Ian: Oh, let's not start calling names, shall we, Mr. Craig, Mr. Moreau, Mr. Jacks, whatever the hell --
Jerry: Spare me the litany of sins! I know what I've done. I'm just a little surprised that you're not a little more remorseful about shooting a young boy.
Ian: Michael's a child that still can be saved. The best thing for us to do is just to calm down and let this all blow over.
Jerry: Oh, please. Claudia Zacchara knows that you shot Michael. If Sonny and Jason try to accuse that precious little brother, you will be the first one that she throws under the bus to save him. Oh, and you might want to have someone take a look at that cheek. You're going to have a nasty bruise tomorrow, okay? Get out. Out!
Claudia: Why do you think I did this the way I did? To keep you in the clear no matter what went down.
Johnny: A child got shot.
Claudia: John --
Johnny: And here you are standing in front of me going on about blame, trying to save me.
Claudia: I can't save Michael. I can help you.
Johnny: I don't want you help.
Claudia: You're reckless and hotheaded --
Johnny: I was fine without you for all these years, which is a lot better than Michael Corinthos is doing. The kid's got a bullet in his brain. Does that mean anything to you but collateral damage?
Claudia: You know what? We can't discuss this here.
Johnny: You're right. I'm done discussing this with you, period. This has gone too far. The kid should not have to pay for his father's mistakes and his crimes. I helped put Michael Corinthos in that hospital bed, so I'm going to deal with the fallout.
Claudia: What does that mean?
Johnny: I'm going to go to Sonny and take responsibility for this.
Claudia: No, John, you cannot do that. That is suicide. You let me handle this.
Johnny: I want Sonny blaming me, not you.
Trevor: Ooh, Johnny boy, you got big problems now, don't you? Sonny's going to paint a target right between your eyes. And your only hope for survival is to somehow pin the shooting of the boy on her.
Epiphany: This kind of violence cost me my son.
Elizabeth: Stan wasn't a child. You couldn't make his decisions for him.
Epiphany: Then aren't you lucky there's still time to make choices for yours?
Patrick: Robin, I don't have time to argue -- Michael doesn't have to time to argue. How long, everybody?
Epiphany: We're ready, Doctor.
Robin: I became a doctor to save lives. Michael's life is too important for me to just stand by and cheer you on from the sidelines.
Patrick: I need you to be sure.
Robin: Now who's wasting time?
Patrick: Robin, you promise me that if this gets too much, you'll leave.
Robin: I can take care of myself. I don't want you thinking of anyone but Michael.
Elizabeth: His vitals are steady, Doctor.
Patrick: Okay, that means Michaelís doing his part. We're going to need it. Epiphany, I'm ready for my lamp.
Patrick: Thank you.
Carly: I wonder how long it's going to take.
Jason: There's no way to know. We just got to get through this.
Carly: You don't have to worry about me. I'm not going to fall apart. Michael and I made a deal.
Kate: I just want to do something.
Sonny: It's enough that you're here.
Carly: Did it cross your mind to ask my permission, to warn me where you'd be taking Michael without guards, to let me weigh in on such a dangerous decision?
Sonny: I thought that it would be okay.
Nadine: Oh, Mr. Harris in 1026 is still complaining of cramps.
Leyla: It must be the candy his daughter keeps sneaking in for him.
Nadine: So that was chocolate on his breath when I took his temp.
Leyla: Has Dr. Devlin answered his page yet?
Nadine: Not that I know of.
Leyla: Well, I hope Human Resources is ready for the royal tantrum.
Nadine: Did something happen with Nikolas?
Leyla: Yeah, he almost fired me because Dr. Devlin's not answering his page fast enough.
Nadine: That's ridiculous.
Leyla: I guess it comes with the territory. I can't be too hard on Nikolas. I mean, he is sick and he's trying to get --
Nadine: Abusing his authority and being a bully. And I'm going to tell him so.
Leyla: Well, you can't do that, not on my account. I can't really get fired. Plus, you can't go around telling off G.H. board members.
Nadine: Watch me.
Maxie: Hey, I heard about Michael. It's all over the news.
Spinelli: Yeah, little dude is in surgery.
Maxie: So why call me?
Spinelli: Because as the fashionista's assistant, you can help me retrace her steps so I can jackal surveillance cameras along the buildings --
Maxie: Spinelli, I know what it's like to keep yourself busy so you can try and pretend something terrible didn't just happen, but that doesn't work.
Patrick: The bullet is deep. If we rush, we'll compromise brain tissue.
Robin: The dura matter is discolored.
Patrick: A dusky blue, to be precise.
Robin: Which means that there's a clot underneath.
Patrick: It's going to have to be removed.
Robin: Be careful. The clot is acting as a dam.
Patrick: Okay, everybody, be ready to act fast.
Elizabeth: Yes, Doctor.
Carly: Did you think the danger was going to go away just because you wanted it to? Michael's in that operating room, Sonny, because you put him in the line of fire.
Kate: Carly, just stop. Could you be any more unfair? Look, I was there and I saw Sonny's face when he was holding his bleeding son in his arms -
Carly: Yeah, that's right. You were there, Kate. You took my son there.
Kate: Okay, look, I know that you are terrified right now, but that doesn't give you the right to rub this in Sonny's face. You are not the only one who loves Michael.
Jason: Hey, Carly's Michaelís mother. She gets to deal with this however she wants.
Kate: And exactly how does attacking Sonny help Michael or anybody else?
Jason: You know what? If you can't respect Carly, maybe you should leave.
Sonny: No, she's not going to leave, because I got to do what I got to do to get through this. And if that means Kate stays here, that's what she's going to do.
Nadine: Okay, I don't know how you treat your people at Wyndemere, but on behalf of the G.H. nursing staff, I'd like to enlighten you to the basic code of conduct that we have here that doesn't make allowances for treating people like a -- a jackass.
Nikolas: So where've you been? I've been paging you. This is not a conversation for a hallway.
Nikolas: So, now that we're behind closed doors, what happened to your cheek?
Ian: I ran into a door. So what's so damn important?
Nikolas: Well, the pills you've been giving me -- they stopped working. I can't see Emily anymore.
Robin: More suction.
Epiphany: His pressure's still dropping.
Patrick: I'm close to the bullet.
Elizabeth: Doctor, he's still hemorrhaging.
Patrick: Can you get that bleeder?
Robin: I'm on it.
Patrick: I still can't get at it.
Sonny: Why you acting like this is Kateís fault? She's here for me. I mean, if you can't handle that -- what do want me to say?
Jason: What the hell's wrong with you? This is Michaelís mother. You should be supporting her any way you can.
Sonny: You don't think I'm doing that? Is this -- is this guilt talking for not taking out the Zaccharas when I told you to?
Carly: Stop attacking Jason!
Jason: Stop! Just stop. All that matters is Michael. Everybody here needs to focus on him.
Johnny: So you just assume I'm responsible for Michaelís shooting.
Trevor: Well, Sonny's not going to bother to find out who really did this. He's going to go after you because he wants to. My advice -- get to him first. Tell him you had nothing to do with this and it was all Claudia.
Johnny: So you just want me to feed my sister to Sonny.
Trevor: Yeah, she's the logical choice. She's Anthony Zacchara's nut job of a daughter. She's got murder and mayhem running in the family veins.
Johnny: That's not going to happen, pal.
Trevor: Then you are a fool and a walking dead man, because you got nobody else to point the finger at.
Johnny: How about we feed Sonny the person who's really responsible for this? The coward who's been trying to cover his butt this whole time? You.
Johnny: For months you've been trying to push me to start a war with Sonny. Take out Jason Morgan and now that you own the Alcazar property --
Claudia: You're so worried that Sonny's going to waste you that you try to take him out first?
Johnny: But it went wrong. A little boy accidentally got shot and you're trying to pin it on Claudia.
Claudia: Like the slimy coward that you are.
Trevor: That's not what happened. It wasn't me.
Claudia: Oh, really?
Johnny: You had means, motive, opportunity. The idea of dancing on Sonny's grave just gets you off. I can't count the amount of times I heard you say you want Sonny dead.
Alexis: Would you like to swear to that in a court of law, Mr. Zacchara?
Ian: I told you that the drug was highly experimental. That means no guarantee.
Nikolas: I'm paying you $10 million. I expect results.
Ian: The drug is supposed to control the tumor and -- and control these wild episodes of mindless rage and blackouts you seem to be having. From what I've observed, it's working.
Nikolas: No, it's not. I can't see Emily.
Ian: I told you right up front that I had no idea what the side effects would be. The meds might have reduced the hallucinations along with everything else.
Nikolas: But that's not what I want.
Ian: I can't help that. No matter how much money you throw at me -- the pills are supposed to slow the tumor down, but not stop it. Translation -- you're still going to have to have the tumor removed or you're still going to die.
Nikolas: You're spying on me?
Maxie: It seems wrong that someone so little would have to suffer like this, but he could still die, you know.
Spinelli: Don't -- don't stray down that particular path of negativity, please.
Maxie: I'm just saying it happens. And you're so close to all these people. You should be prepared for what could come next.
Sonny: Michael's going to be okay.
Carly: You keep saying that like it's some kind of an excuse.
Sonny: I remember when you were shot. I believed in you. You survived. Michael's going to survive because we're all believing that he is. We gotta throw everything out the window -- including blame. And I can't have you shine a light on my guilt, because I know exactly where that is. It's in my throat, a lump so big that no scream loud enough can make it budge. So all I can do right now is push it down because I know that it's the best thing to do for my son -- our son.
Carly: Michael's going to be okay, then I'm going to make sure this never happens again.
Patrick: Got to get this slug out. Suction on the left.
Robin: Got it.
Elizabeth: B.P. is rising.
Patrick: Okay, I see the bullet.
Robin: We're almost there, Michael.
Patrick: That's it -- right where I hoped it wouldn't be.
Nadine: I wasn't spying on you.
Nikolas: Oh, no, you weren't? You were just sitting on the floor underneath my desk, listening to a private conversation and holding a photograph of my dead fiancťe, no less, but you weren't spying on me. I can report you.
Nadine: Well, according to what I heard -- I can report you, too. For taking some illegal experimental drug to keep having hallucinations of your dead fiancťe. Or I could report Dr. Devlin for giving it to you -- I'm sorry, selling it to you for $10 million?
Nikolas: It's my business.
Nadine: Are you in the business of lying? Because that's what you're doing. You're not here to set up a program to help people. You're doing high end drug deals.
Nikolas: I -- I thought you of all people would understand what it means to me to keep Emily around.
Nadine: No, not at the expense of your life. Do you really think that Emily would want that for you? God, how do you look your little boy in the eye knowing what you're doing to him --
Nikolas: All right, I want you to leave now.
Nadine: Oh, you hold him, pretend to love him --
Nikolas: I love my son.
Nadine: Yeah, just not enough to watch him grow up. You think what you are doing is so romantic, but it's not. It's selfish. And when all this is over, the only thing that is going to be left is your orphaned son.
Maxie: I was too young and too sick to remember what happened when B.J. died and I got her heart, but I do remember what happened after. Bobbie and Tony were like a second family to me, but it all went to hell when their daughter died. It's like when B.J. left, she took something priceless from them that they couldn't get back. So they stopped trying. Then they got a divorce and everything changed.
Spinelli: Little dude is not going to die.
Maxie: Come to think of it, Mac and my mom fell apart after that, too. I guess losing a child, or anyone for that matter, really changes you. I mean, look at Georgie.
Spinelli: The Jackal has indeed changed since wise Georgieís passing, but you and me, we've managed to help each other.
Maxie: Well, we tried to find Georgieís killer. We wanted revenge and justice, but it didn't bring Georgie back. It didn't bring Coop back. It didn't take the sadness away. After my sister died, I was filled with hate and anger, nothing else really existed. Until I heard about Michael, I hadn't realized how wrong I had been. No matter what was going on between my mother and me, she had lost a child and it must have been killing her.
Spinelli: Young Michael Corinthos is in -- he's in the best possible hands. I should really report to Stone Cold.
Maxie: I think that maybe you should just stay out of everyone's way. I know you want to help, but you canít. Sometimes you just have to face the fact that there's nothing that you can do. Do you want me to take you back to Jason's house?
Spinelli: No, I -- I think there's still some place we can go that could do some good.
Carly: It's taking so long, Jason.
Jason: It only feels that way.
Carly: As soon as Michael wakes up, I have to apologize to him. I yelled at him for playing video games and -- I was angry. And, you know, you can't leave someone when you're angry.
Jason: No one's leaving.
Carly: I know. He's gonna be fine. He's gonna wake up and he's gonna be fine.
Patrick: We can close up. Good job, everybody. We did all we could. We did the best we could. I don't want you thinking otherwise. When we go out there, we go out there as doctors facing the parents of a patient.
Robin: As opposed to what?
Patrick: Parents facing parents.
Johnny: If you want to arrest Trevor for the shooting tonight, I'd be happy to testify.
Trevor: Ms. Davis, John doesn't have any facts to back that up. So please reconsider, son. A mistake like that can come to snowball back on you.
Johnny: Trevor hates Sonny. Over and over again, day and night, I can't tell you how many times I've heard him say he wants Sonny dead.
Alexis: So why do you think he would choose tonight to act on that?
Johnny: Because Trevor just became proud owner of the Alcazar waterfront properties. He figured Sonny would come after him, so Trevor took a preemptive strike.
Trevor: You know what, Ms. Davis? I have a solid alibi. I was having drinks with the mayor at "Club 10." Check it out.
Alexis: I will. And what about you? Would you like to add anything?
Claudia: My brother is absolutely right. Trevor has been gunning to kill Sonny for months.
Trevor: Ms. Davis, arrest me or I'm going to leave the hospital.
Alexis: Just don't leave Port Charles.
Alexis: If this is your way of trying to resolve a personal vendetta with Trevor, find another resolution. You don't compromise my investigation, is that clear? Whoever did this to Michael will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law, personally and passionately, by me. I say that as the D.A. and as a mother.
Claudia: Thank you, John --
Johnny: Donít. If Trevor says he has an alibi, he'll have one. All I did was buy us time. In the meantime, you fix this. You've got one chance, or I go to Sonny myself and tell him that I'm responsible for this.
Kate: I'm sure Jax must be out of his mind with worry. I bet it would help Carly if he were here.
Sonny: Jax is an outsider.
Kate: Like me.
Sonny: Hey, Kate, I didn't mean it like that. You know the last thing Michael said to me was? That he loved me.
Kate: That's gonna be the first thing you say to him when he wakes up.
Carly: Michael, baby, Mommy's right here.
Sonny: How did it go?
Patrick: We were able to extract the bullet, and Michaelís vitals are starting to stabilize.
Carly: Yes! You are so strong. I am so proud of you.
Sonny: He's gonna live, right?
Patrick: Yes, he's gonna live.
Carly: That's right, you're going to be fine just like I said you were gonna be fine.
Patrick: Okay, we really need to get him to his room.
Nikolas: Can I have a word with you, please?
Nadine: I'm going on my break.
Nikolas: Only a minute.
Nadine: Uh, fine.
Nikolas: About what happened in my office, I'm counting on your discretion.
Nadine: Wow, here I thought you might apologize.
Nicholas: What Dr. Devlin and I are doing is highly confidential.
Nadine: I'm sorry, but a rich, spoiled, selfish prince, who is taking his beautiful son for granted and buying some illegal mystery drug just to prolong his own death, is none of my business.
Maxie: Well, this is the last place I would expect you to come.
Maxie: I don't know. You're just a man of science and numbers.
Spinelli: Don't you imagine a place where wise Georgie and Cooper look down on us?
Maxie: Well, I want to believe, but I'm not sure if I do.
Spinelli: Is there not power in our hearts and minds? Faith in ourselves, faith in others? Faith that we can focus our energies, even create energy and send it forth to change things for the good?
Spinelli: We come in the name of young Michael Corinthos, for his continued welfare and the welfare of innocents everywhere.
Ian: So, your highness, how many times else am I going to be summoned in here tonight?
Claudia: Just once. Shut the door.
Ian: Are you crazy, meeting me in here like this?
Claudia: Are you stupid? You fired into a warehouse with a little boy inside?
Ian: I had the perfect set-up and I wasn't going to get it again.
Claudia: You shot a little boy in the head!
Ian: I had Sonny in my sights. It must have been some kind of a reflection off one of the lights. Sonny got spooked and he pushed Kate Howard out of the way and the bullet ricocheted.
Claudia: Into a little boy's head.
Ian: At least he's still alive.
Claudia: No thanks to you.
Ian: The good news is that no one could possibly suspect that I was the shooter -- I'm the admirable Dr. Devlin. Nobody knows that I smuggle drugs and I use Zacchara resources to do it. You don't tell on me, I won't tell on you.
Claudia: That's it, hmm? That's your level of remorse, Doctor?
Ian: I've done my fair share of crying for people I cared about. I'm all cried out. Tears don't solve anything, only clear heads. Now, we can both walk away from this tragic mistake. Nobody else is the wiser and nobody else gets hurt, right?
Carly: I just want to sit with him.
Jason: You will.
Carly: I have to be there when he wakes up.
[Cell phone rings]
Carly: Oh, God. Jax?
Jax: What's happening?
Carly: Michael's out of surgery. He's in his room -- we're outside the room right now. He's alive. And you know what? He's going to be perfect. Where are you?
Jax: They closed the airport, so I'm stuck here.
Carly: It's okay. Jason's here with me, and you do what you have to do. I don't want you taking any chances coming home to me.
Jax: I really wish I could be there with you.
Carly: I know. You come home when it's safe, okay? You come home to me and the boys.
Jax: I love you.
Carly: Patrick's coming out. He's going to talk to us. I have to call you back.
Sonny: He's going to be okay, right?
Patrick: Like I said, the bullet is out and he's stabilizing. It's too soon to tell how severe the damage is.
Carly: There's not going to be any damage. He's -- he's fine. He made it through the surgery. When can we see him?
Patrick: Now. Two at a time.
Carly: Come on.
Carly: Hey, baby. Mommy's here. I'm going to be right here when you wake up, okay?
Claudia: He's older than you were.
Claudia: Michael. He's older than you were when Daddy tried to kill you and shot your mom instead. I remember being at the top of the stairs and looking down and seeing him see you. I remember watching our father pick up a gun and point it at you. And your mom seeing him. And you couldn't move. I started screaming.
Johnny: It's done --
Claudia: No, no, it's not done, John. It's not done. That kind of thing stays with you. It comes back. You know what I thought and remember thinking? He's evil. It's evil and terrible and unredeemable to shoot a child.
Claudia: And now I have become my father.
Johnny: No, you havenít.
Claudia: Yes, I have. I did that. I put that little boy in the hospital, John.
Johnny: You didn't pull the trigger.
Claudia: Don't say that I didn't mean for it to happen. I did it. I did it. I did that.
Carly: Do you know how great you did? You made it through just like I knew you would. That was our deal, right? We don't quit. Not you, not me. Jason and I are going to be here with you every single second.
Patrick: You okay?
Robin: You were your usual brilliant self in there tonight. I was so afraid Michael was going to die, but --
Robin: Thank you.
Patrick: Robin, why are you thanking me?
Robin: Michael is alive because of you.
Patrick: You're talking like someone who was close to Michael or an expectant mother. Be a doctor.
Robin: It's too soon to be fatalistic.
Patrick: Robin, you saw the damage. You saw where the bullet landed. It would have been kinder to Michael and his family to just let him die.
Robin: Don't say that.
Patrick: Those people waiting outside his room, waiting for him to wake up and open his eyes and smile. You know just as well as I do Michael is never going to wake up again.
Sonny: I want to pray.
Kate: Then you should, Sonny. Give thanks that Michael made it through the operation okay.
Sonny: [Sighs] I've just got so much in my head right now. All the choices that I've made, slipping into the darkness and picking up a gun. I made conscious decisions to lie, steal, and take people's lives. To do anything I damn well please because -- as long as I got what I wanted. And I knew that, you know, eventually I would have to pay a price, and I thought I already did -- when my first wife and my unborn baby died, when my marriage to Carly ended, after my breakdown, you got shot. That was it. I paid the price.
Sonny: But I never thought that, you know, my -- my son. I never thought that my son would have to bleed for me.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Kate: I love your brother, but I do not want to die for him.
Luke: Ugly business, shooting a 12-year-old.
Jason: I want you to wake up.
Patrick: Someone has to tell Michaelís family.
Carly: Did you guys get the test results back?
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