General Hospital Transcript Thursday 4/17/08
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Tracy: Who are we watching, the -- the nursie with the accent or the moll with the bad attitude?
Luke: I'm trying to keep one eye on each. It's giving me a headache.
Claudia: You better find him and shut him up before he gets us both killed.
Jerry: Well, you brought Dr. Jekyll here, I didnít.
Claudia: I never imagined him taking a shot with a child in the line of fire.
Jerry: And he won't hesitate to turn us in if he's caught.
Claudia: What's he even doing here?
Jerry: Living dangerously, as we all are.
Sam: So is Carly sitting with Michael?
Alexis: I'm assuming Sonny's with her. I got to tell you, my heart goes out to both of them.
Luke: Welcome back to the Haunted Star, pal. Anything you need, it's yours.
Sonny: I'm just here to play.
Jax: Carly, you need to explain to Morgan what's going on.
Carly: Morgan would never want me to leave his brother alone.
Jax: Nurses will be here. I can stay here if you like.
Carly: What if he wakes up while I'm gone?
Logan: Well, I guess we all had the same idea, a little evening of gambling at the Haunted Star, huh?
Johnny: I don't know. Talk to Lulu.
Lulu: I'm not going anywhere with you.
Spinelli: Numbers, a caduceus, you know, the snakes intertwined with the wings at the top, a slightly ambiguous symbol for American medicine.
Jason: Just finish the trace on the plates.
Spinelli: Okay, right.
Jason: I need to know which doctor was driving past the warehouse the night Michael was shot.
Luke: What? You're welcome here any time.
Sonny: Thank you, Luke.
Luke: John Zacchara will be here later.
Luke: And you know the Star is neutral territory.
Sonny: I'm just here to gamble.
Luke: Okay. Jennifer. For old time's sake.
Sonny: No, thank you. I'm going to be spending my own money tonight.
Luke: Oh, man, that's music to my ears. Enjoy.
Tracy: Why didn't you frisk him?
Luke: Why didn't you?
Tracy: Those two goons need frisking.
Luke: Go on, Popsicle, have some fun. Enjoy your little self.
Ric: How's Michael?
Sonny: [Mumbles unintelligibly]
Ric: What are you doing?
Sonny: Uh, I'm -- I'm gambling.
Ric: You're gambling? I see.
Ric: Whatever you're trying to prove, Sonny, it's not going to help your son.
Carly: If Michael wakes up and I'm gone, he'll be scared, and I can't take that risk.
Jax: I may not understand what this is like for you, but I know what it's like to be a little brother left alone. I'm not saying that, you know, Michael's like Jerry. He's not. But my parents spent a lot of time getting Jerry out of trouble when I was growing up. Sometimes I felt alone and scared, even though I knew my parents loved me.
Carly: You think that's how Morgan feels?
Jax: Just go home for a while, give him a hug, tuck him into bed, let him know that you're okay.
Carly: I -- I wanted to go home after Michael woke up, and then I could tell him the good news.
Jax: Hey, it'll be good news just seeing you. Morgan needs to know about his brother, and he needs to know about you. Okay? You can't -- you can't make him wait any longer, Carly.
Carly: Hey, Michael, I'm going to go for just a little while. But if you wake up, don't be scared, because I'll be right back, and the nurses will call me, okay?
Carly: I love you, baby.
Robin: I am so sorry. I closed my eyes for two minutes.
Patrick: No, it's okay. You were dead asleep, though. You just want to stay home and get some takeout? We don't have to go.
Robin: No, no, because once this baby is born, I'm going to have to stay home every single night for years.
Patrick: Every single night for years?
Robin: Yeah, I mean, besides parent-teacher conferences and dance recitals, this might be my last hurrah at the Haunted Star. Ow.
Patrick: Robin, you sure those shoes are okay?
Robin: Yeah, my feet are a little swollen, but it's fine.
Patrick: I'm sure you have bigger shoes. Let's just get some.
Robin: I like these shoes. They go with my outfit. Let's go. Come on.
Lulu: So, did you have to sneak out of the house to escape Claudia?
Johnny: I told her I have other plans.
Lulu: What did you think I was going to do? Did you think I was going to just wait here for you and be really grateful that you followed me all the way over here?
Johnny: Maybe I'll see you inside.
Logan: That looked like fun.
Lulu: It's getting late. I should probably go.
Logan: Why don't you let me walk you over? Not a date, just a walk. Safety precaution.
Lulu: Logan, it's --
Logan: I know. You don't have to say it again, okay? We're over. I understand, I'm cool with it.
Logan: All right.
Jason: No? Why is this trace taking so long?
Spinelli: State computers are lethargic and of a bygone era, but the archaic software is reliable in the sense of the turtle finishing the race.
Jason: Can you just please focus?
Jason: Please, focus, please.
Spinelli: Sorry, sorry. Does Mr. Corinthos, Sir, have any enemies that by chance might be doctors? I mean, perhaps you could compose a list that I could cross-reference.
Jason: I mean, Sonny has a lot of enemies, you know? I mean, a lot of people don't like him. The Quartermaines -- but they would never -- they would never do anything like this. You know A.J.? It's Michael's biological father, and I honestly believed that A.J. did not have the right to raise his own kid. I mean, Sonny, Carly, and I kept Michael away from a family that loved him. Look where he ended up.
Sonny: Double up.
Ric: Have you talked to your therapist? What about your medication?
Sonny: I'm not having a breakdown.
Ric: Then what are you doing here, Sonny?
Sonny: I'm winning. Look. Look!
Ric: Hey, hey. Why are you putting yourself through this?
Sonny: Hit me.
Luke: Good evening, partner.
Johnny: Looks like a pretty good crowd, huh?
Luke: Not bad at all. Remember all the money you put in the joint, and also remember shootouts are not good for business.
Johnny: Now's the time.
Claudia: No, this is -- no. Listen to me. It's way too weird, Sonny just showing up like this out of the blue. Something's up.
Carly: This is the last place I saw Michael.
Carly: He was playing a video game and I yelled at him for it, and then I went to work. I didn't even kiss him goodbye.
Carly: Hey, baby.
Carly: I love you so much.
Spinelli: The program's working. It -- it will provide accurate information, eventually. Oh, while we wait, might I inquire as to how it fell upon you to name Michael after Mr. Corinthos, Sir?
Jason: It doesn't matter.
Spinelli: Well, we can wait in silence if you prefer.
Jason: After --
Jason: After Carly had Michael, she suffered from postpartum depression, and she couldn't take care of him, so she left him with me, and I -- I didn't know how to take care of a baby.
Spinelli: Well, you must have learned with alacrity.
Jason: I gradually realized that Michael needed more than food and a safe place to be. You know, he needed love. He needed a home, parents. He needed a name. He didn't -- he didn't have a name, so I -- I tried to call Carly. I couldn't reach her, so I made a decision. I named him after a man I respected the most, a man who was like a father to me. What's the point of taking care of a baby, giving him a name, and surrounding him with love if you can't even keep him safe?
Luke: Have fun.
Lulu: Oh, have a nice night. Where were you? You were supposed to be my date.
Nikolas: Where were you? I waited for a half an hour. I called you.
Lulu: I told you -- I told you that I might be late.
Nikolas: When's the last time you turned your cell phone on?
Lulu: Let's go check out the bar.
Nikolas: I'm right in the middle of a game.
Nadine: It's okay, you should go.
Robin: Maybe there's a table somewhere. Oh, yeah, can we just sit down for a second? Ow. Oh, so much better.
Patrick: You can barely walk.
Robin: Well, it's just little tight, but that's normal. It's -- it's fine.
Robin: Wow. Look at Kate Howard. She's so gorgeous.
Patrick: It's her job to look gorgeous.
Maxie: What are you going to do?
Kate: We are going to talk up the magazine. We're going to tell everyone we're back on track. We're going to downplay Michael's accident without appearing cruel, but the point is to generate interest and goodwill.
Nikolas: You all right?
Lulu: Yeah, I'm fine, I guess.
Patrick: A white mother Russian -- just milk, a little bit of honey, and ice.
Robin: That sounds really great. Thank you so much.
Patrick: You know, you are the most beautiful woman in this room.
Robin: You know I love it when you lie to me.
Robin: Ugh -- the ice, it's just floating in the milk.
Patrick: Robin, you going to be sick?
Robin: Not if I get something fizzy, quick.
Johnny: Mr. Corinthos.
Johnny: I want you to know how sorry I was to hear about what happened to your son. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family. I want to assure you that my sister and I had nothing to do with it, and the truce is still intact as far as we're concerned.
Sonny: Okay, so then I won't rush to judgment. But I will find out who shot Michael, and whoever did it will pay. Can you put 10,000 on black? Thank you.
Luke: Let me have that cup there. Thank you.
Luke: Get rid of that for me.
Claudia: Well, we liven up the place; you got to give us that.
Luke: Yeah. All right, let's get something clear. I'm here to make money tonight. This is my opening. A shootout would really cut into my profits.
Claudia: We have a truce, remember? But if you could, put in a good word with Sonny, huh?
Luke: And why would you want me to do that? Don't you think he believed you?
Claudia: Look, we would never shoot anybody's kid.
Luke: I hope not. I really hope not.
Johnny: You made it.
Johnny: Where's Logan?
Lulu: I'm here with Nikolas. I told you that.
Maxie: I heard you were one of the owners. It's an amazing opening. Nice work.
Johnny: Thank you.
Lulu: You, too.
Maxie: I'm just doing my job. What's your excuse?
Lulu: For not sucking up? Integrity, maybe.
Kate: That's quite a performance.
Sonny: It's over.
Kate: Is there no possibility that you would leave here with me right now? I could collapse or twist an ankle if you need an excuse, if saving face was an issue.
Sonny: Yeah, but you got work to do, right?
Kate: And you have the perfect opportunity to show everyone here that you're not alone in this.
Sonny: Let's go, Milo.
Carly: I'm so sorry that I have been gone so long. I know it's been tough, and you have been such a good boy for Jax, Mercedes, and Grandma Bobbie.
Morgan: Where's Michael?
Carly: Michael is in the hospital. Yeah, see, there was an accident, and he was hurt, so he has to stay in the hospital so his body can rest and heal. And it is. Your brother is getting stronger every day, and that's why I need to be at the hospital, because I really want to be there when he wakes up. And when he wakes up, he's going to come home, and he's going to be so happy to see you, and we are going to be together. We're going to be together.
Spinelli: Okay, the plate belongs to a rental agency which also leases cars.
Jason: Find out who the doctor is.
Spinelli: Why would the doctor be involved in such a heinous act?
Jason: I have no idea. Maybe it's a cover-up, but it's a place to start.
Spinelli: Even if my highly evolved skills do reveal the evildoer, it won't change what happened to Michael.
Kate: You know, I know why I'm here. To promote "Crimson" and put on a good face, no matter how I feel. Now why don't you tell me why you're here, unless it was to meet up with the Zaccharas.
Sonny: Well, that was their call, not mine.
Kate: Sonny, why are you doing this?
Sonny: Doing what?
Kate: You want everyone to think that you don't care.
Sonny: I'm just -- I'm not -- I'm having a good time. I mean, you know, Lukeís an old friend. Every time I go to the hospital, Carly, you know, gets upset. She thinks that I don't deserve to be a father, so there's nothing I can do for Michael tonight, right?
Kate: I know, I know, Sonny. It must be hell.
Sonny: Yeah, it's hell, but it's my hell. It's not your hell, right?
Kate: Don't do this. Don't shut me out.
Luke: So far, so good, wife.
Tracy: You think Kate and Sonny are going to be back?
Luke: Who knows?
Diane: Good evening, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer. Oh, I can't believe how late I am. I got caught in a conference call. So, have I missed anything?
Luke and Tracy: Nah.
Diane: Oh, can you tell me where Kate Howard is? I want to see who she's wearing.
Tracy: She left with Sonny Corinthos.
Diane: Oh. Oh. Well, what a shame. Excuse me.
Alexis: Okay, okay, okay. Just -- just -- just think for just once. There's so many nice men here who aren't trigger-happy mob guards. What about any of them?
Diane: Okay, here are your choices as I see them. You can get out of my way, or I will grab you by your hairpiece --
Diane: Thank you -- and throw you off the boat.
Max: Good evening, Ms. Miller.
Diane: Mr. Giambetti.
Max: You -- you want to play?
Diane: Well, I just might, actually, yes. I hear Mr. Corinthos is no longer on the premises.
Alexis: Oh, for Peteís sake, I can't watch.
Jerry: Well, then allow me to accompany you on a moonlight stroll around the deck. We can discuss the complexities of my latest currency transfer, and that way my time's billable and we can pretend we're not flirting. Come on.
Diane: Thank you.
Max: You're welcome.
Maxie: Must be nice owning a place like this.
Johnny: I'm liking it so far.
Maxie: I'd like to own my own business someday, maybe a fashion house or a magazine.
Johnny: If you've got a dream, go for it.
Maxie: Yeah, but dreams take money.
Johnny: Go out there and make some. To get you started --
Johnny: Why don't I stake you for the night?
Maxie: You would do that for me? Why?
Johnny: Pretty woman at the tables is never bad for business.
Sonny: I'm not shutting you out. I just want to gamble a little bit, you know, drink, get my mind off what I did to Michael.
Kate: It's just like the night you picked up Claudia.
Sonny: Oh, come on.
Kate: Sonny, you're making a very dark, self-destructive choice.
Sonny: It doesn't matter what choice I make, Kate, because it's not going to bring my son back. I could sit by his side 24/7 for the rest of my life, I could gamble everything I own, and he's still going to be laying there with a bullet hole in his head.
Kate: So you're going to punish yourself.
Sonny: I don't have a choice. I got to live my life, right?
Kate: Fine, are you going to let me help you?
Sonny: You want to help, you can help.
Kate: Okay. What can I do?
Sonny: Okay, you're going to go back in there, right? You're going to launch your magazine, you're going to work the room, and, uh, please don't ask me to explain what I'm doing because I don't really understand, myself. Can we just go back into the Haunted Star, please?
Lulu: Talk to me.
Elizabeth: About what?
Lulu: Anything to get my mind off the skank that is throwing herself at Johnny.
Maxie: Come on, number seven!
Maxie: Whoo! All right!
Maxie: Oh, I'm just getting started.
Lucky: So, did you make any money?
Sam: No, I probably should've just stayed home.
Lucky: Well, I'm glad you didnít.
Sam: Did it even occur to you to at least warn me that you were bringing her here and at least tell me why?
Robin: Okay, I can't lose, so pick a number -- first thing that comes to mind.
Patrick: Okay, uh, when's the baby due?
Robin: October 21.
Patrick: 21. Let's go.
Robin: 21 it is.
Patrick: Put it down.
Robin: Okay. Excuse me.
Patrick: Put them both.
Robin: All of it? Okay.
Robin: Yes! Yes! I think that is a cue that the baby is ready to call it a night.
Patrick: Okay, grab your chips. Let's go.
Carly: I read Morgan a story, I tucked him in, so I'm just going to go back to the hospital.
Jax: Uh, I was just making some dinner. I thought maybe we could eat something together.
Carly: I've been gone too long.
Jax: Carly, you really could use some rest.
Carly: I really wish you were on my side with this.
Jax: I am. I am on your side. It's just at some point you're going to have to face what the doctors are saying.
Carly: Don't tell me that my little boy is not going to wake up. Don't even.
Jax: Look, Elizabeth was in the O.R., okay? She said that --
Carly: Since when is Elizabeth a medical expert? She's a nurse. She does what the doctors tell her to do. So why would you go to her about Michael's condition?
Jax: I know that she's a nurse, okay, but Patrick and Robin weren't available to talk to. And I wanted to talk to somebody that was actually in the O.R. She watched Patrick remove the bullet from Michael's brain, okay? He's terribly injured.
Carly: I don't care what Elizabeth said. She's wrong.
Spinelli: The trace on the leased auto should reveal all we need. You know, this might be a good opportunity for you to eat something, maybe take a nap.
Spinelli: At the risk of overstepping, you are not responsible for what happened to Michael, regardless of what Mr. Corinthos, Sir, might have said in that moment of anger and pain.
Jason: I put Michael in that life and I helped him stay there.
Spinelli: You were working with the best possible information available at the time. Mr. Sir and the Valkyrie -- Sonny and Carly are loving parents. This terrible curse doesn't change --
Jason: Sonny and Carly are in so much pain, they can't even function as parents. They're ripping each other apart. I don't even know how to stop them.
Spinelli: Why must you be the peacekeeper?
Jason: I just am, Spinelli.
Spinelli: When do you get the opportunity to be angry?
Jason: I wasn't at the warehouse. Okay? I don't want to believe that Sonny saw the rifle and he protected Kate instead of Michael.
Robin: Next time I promise I'll wear my moccasins. And my pajamas. I will have my own little bottle of fizzy water and sit right by the ladies' room the whole night.
Patrick: Oh, come on, that was a good time.
Robin: Yes, it was. I don't know, I mean, it was kind of awful, though.
Patrick: It was not awful. Look at how much money we won. This is enough to start a college fund. Can't believe I just said that.
Robin: Admit it; I completely ruined your night.
Patrick: You did not. Listen to me. I had a great time.
Robin: Name one thing you like about me being pregnant. And these do not count.
Patrick: Oh, damn. Um, okay. I love making fun of you from behind.
Patrick: It's hilarious. And I love seeing you eat like there's no tomorrow.
Robin: You know what, speaking of, I am so hungry. You want something?
Patrick: Come here. I love seeing you this happy. You've wanted this baby more than anything, and I'm so glad that your dream is coming true.
Spinelli: Do you blame Mr. Corinthos, Sir, for his unfortunate choice?
Jason: Sonny made a terrible mistake.
Spinelli: Is that what you believe?
Spinelli: How's the Valkyrie doing?
Jason: She keeps telling herself that Michael is going to wake up. You know, that hope is keeping her alive.
Spinelli: Do you believe her?
Jason: I mean, the doctors were wrong about me. Maybe they're going to be wrong about Michael, I don't know. I don't want to believe that he's going to be in that bed forever, you know?
Spinelli: Oh. At last, the necessary data has surfaced.
Jason: Is the car leased to a doctor?
Spinelli: Indeed. Dr. Ian Devlin.
Claudia: Why don't you pack up your chips and go home.
Ian: Why would I do that? I'm winning.
Sonny: Okay. 10 on 12.
Croupier: 10,000 on 12.
Ian: High stakes indeed.
Sonny: 30. On 12. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Ian: Wasn't Michael 12?
Sonny: You know what, let's just double it. There we go. All right.
Diane: Come here. Sonny can't see us over here.
Lulu: Kate's looking for you. Maxie's working tonight, doing P.R. for the magazine.
Johnny: You're on the clock?
Lulu: Yeah, she's the next fashionista of Port Charles. Didn't she tell you? She's supposed to be chatting up all the rich guys in the room. I guess that would include you.
Maxie: Yes, I'm working. There's nothing wrong with that. Johnny's working, too. It's part of having a career. You wouldn't know anything about that.
Lulu: I need some air.
Lulu: If you want to come with me, it's your choice.
Maxie: I really hope you're not going to fall for that.
Johnny: Lulu and I have a couple of issues to resolve.
Jax: It isn't fair to lie to Morgan or to yourself.
Carly: But it's fair to use Morgan to bring me home so you can ambush me?
Jax: I'm just saying at some point we have to make some choices.
Carly: On your timetable, or your terms. How do you give up on Michael so easily? How do you do that?
Jax: Carly, he's totally unresponsive. And he's going to stay that way.
Carly: Would you be saying this if he were your child? Or is it easy to say because he's your stepson?
Jax: That's not fair. That's not fair. You can't keep lashing out at people because they're trying to tell you the truth.
Carly: You want the truth? You left me for no good reason when I practically begged you to stay. The truth is I had to deal with the surgery, Kate, Sonny, my son in a hospital bed, by myself. Then you go behind my back to Elizabeth, of all people. Then you pull me away from Michael under false pretenses. So don't stand here and talk to me about truth, pain, or being a father.
Robin: All that education -- Yale -- all that research -- Paris -- and look at us now. Burgers, beer, and a baby on the way.
Patrick: Don't apologize for being pregnant. This is perfect.
Robin: But it's weird, right? I mean, I'm morphing into this completely different person.
Patrick: Two, actually. Robin, you're acting like nothing has changed, though. We're still working the same hours; you're staying out late, wearing the same clothes, the same shoes. How are your feet?
Robin: Ooh, they hurt. The shoes definitely won tonight, and I think my gambling days are over. And the mood swings will probably get worse.
Robin: You sure you're okay with that?
Patrick: I'll find a way. Come here.
Spinelli: According to the hospital records, Dr. Devlin was on call the night Michael was shot. But his car wasn't reported stolen, so maybe someone borrowed it?
Jason: Or Devlin could be the shooter.
Spinelli: With a falsified timesheet for an alibi.
Jason: Find out everything you can on this guy. What he did before Port Charles, where he practiced. You hack into his bank accounts. I need to find out who Ian Devlin is doing business with.
Nadine: I like this one. You get to use your intuition.
Nikolas: Gamblers call that trusting your luck, a fatal error in life. And you?
Nadine: You don't think you're being just a little bit overdramatic?
Nikolas: No, I'm just saying luck is no substitution for skill or the basic understanding of the law of averages, that's all.
Nadine: That may be true, but I am still going to bet 13.
Nikolas: 13's come up twice since we started playing.
Nadine: And I won, and so now I'm going to win that.
Nikolas: The odds of a number repeating itself are -- actually, really, really good.
Leyla: Oh, my God, you won again! That's amazing!
Nadine: Oh, my God.
Nikolas: How do you do it?
Nadine: My horse is 10 years old and he has three socks. How could I lose?
Jerry: It's been a fairly good night. Let's split it, shall we say, half and half?
Alexis: That's kind of generous of you.
Jerry: Oh, excuse me.
Alexis: You're going to go under the table, the dirty floor, to get a $5 chip?
Jerry: It's 5,000, darling.
Diane: Are you sure this is okay?
Max: Yeah, the boss is gone. We can stay here as long as we like, or we could go back to my place.
Max: Oh. Oh, I'm sorry, let me get that.
Diane: It's all right.
Luke: Bring it on.
Kate: Well, congratulations on a very successful opening.
Luke: Thank you. If you're looking for Corinthos, he left about 15 minutes ago.
Kate: Yes, and it looks like Claudia has gone as well.
Luke: Did she? Good night.
Kate: Good night.
Johnny: Lulu, you've asked me to step up, I stepped up.
Lulu: Yeah? When was that?
Johnny: Okay, if I had technically asked you to go to the opening with me instead of just offering you a lift, would you have gone?
Lulu: You didn't technically ask me.
Johnny: Come on. I had to deal with Sonny. You were in there. You saw it.
Lulu: Do you think that he believed you?
Johnny: No. He's grieving so hard right now, I don't think he knows what he's doing.
Lulu: You didn't have to flirt with Maxie all night.
Johnny: At least she's a girl who knows how to go after what she wants.
Lulu: She's a skank.
Johnny: I think she's nice.
Lulu: I'll show you nice.
Jax: I'm sorry. I'm going about this all the wrong way. I really am trying to help.
Carly: By giving up on Michael.
Jax: I really wish you wouldn't go.
Carly: I really wish that you would come. Why can't you hope that my son pulls through this? Why can't you believe that he is tough and he's strong and he's resilient like me? And why do you want me to accept the worst possible outcome when it hasn't even been a week, Jax?
Jax: I know if you could bring Michael back through sheer force of will and love, you would. But that's not how it works. Okay? I just -- I can't hurt you by supporting your denial.
Carly: I'm going to the hospital.
Sonny: I made a big entrance at the Haunted Star tonight. I made sure everybody noticed me gambling and drinking a little bit. Everybody thinks that I'm punishing myself. They're worried, but that's okay because that's -- that's the whole point. I put you here. And, as your father, it's my job to make it right. So I'm going to be going out a lot all over town. No guards. And it may take a while, but people are going to notice. And whoever shot at me and shot you instead is going to try again. And when they do, for you, I'm going to kill them.
>> On the next "General Hospital" --
Sonny: I'm looking for whoever tried to kill me.
Kate: Why are you doing this, Sonny?
Spinelli: I jackaled the most astonishing information from Dr. Devlin's financial records.
Ian: Hello, Claudia.
Carly: Michael? Michael?
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