General Hospital Transcript Friday 11/7/08
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Written by Robert Guza, Jr., Garin Wolf, Elizabeth Korte, Michael Conforti, and David Goldschmid
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Sonny: All right, all right. I'm good.
Sonny: That's good.
Carly: It's bad.
Sonny: I've had worse.
Carly: I'm talking about the situation, Sonny.
Sonny: Feel free to stop anytime.
Carly: I'm not letting myself get pulled back in this time, again.
Jax: I know you're probably swamped, but I need this finalized as soon as possible. Okay, okay, fine. I'll be around the hotel. Thank you.
Jason: You got a minute?
Jax: No, I don't have a minute for you.
Jason: It's about your brother. I need some information.
Jax: I don't care what you need. You or Sonny.
Jason: Okay, what about Sam?
Jerry: Hmm. What do you think, huh? I was going to go for Lincoln or Rasputin maybe. It's more in character. I might as well of gagged you for all your chatter.
Sam: You're sick.
Jerry: Ah, there she is. That's my sweet Sam.
Sam: What are you doing?
Jerry: I'm preparing a more intimate affair -- you, me, and a few pounds of plastique. It's amazing how innocuous plastique is until you add a very potent electrical charge to it. Come on, put on your party face because we are going to have a blast.
Laura: Don't look so surprised, Luke. When you're married to one woman and you're chasing down another, you know, tough questions are bound to follow.
Luke: Hey, look, I was chasing Baldwin because he was driving like a manic and he had you captive in the car.
Laura: You're stalling. It's amazing how your mind works, you know. One half of it stalls while the other half can burn rubber and come up with a good answer. I'm sorry. I guess it's really not fair of me to put you on the spot.
Luke: No, it's life that isn't fair, darling. Life. You were the love of my life. My angel. I've never tried to replace you because I couldn’t. You know that.
Laura: I believed that you loved me when you married me, but the first time -- I was just a little girl then, and I'm not anymore. And you don't seem like a guy who needs an angel.
Luke: Where are you taking this?
Laura: I don't know. I'm trying to answer the question I asked you, you know, me or Tracy. Oh, look, if you feel that too much time has passed, and it really has changed things for us then I can accept that.
Luke: Do you mean that?
Carly: You need to let go of my arm.
Sonny: What are you talking about? I'm not backsliding into anything. You love Jax. Great. I love Kate. So what are you talking about?
Carly: Come on, Sonny. When things get out of whack, we collide, and you know it.
Sonny: Because we react without thinking. That's what happened in the limo, and that's not going to happen again.
Carly: Yeah, you're damn right it's not going to happen again. Because I love Jax. You think you love Kate.
Sonny: What kind of stupid crack is that? You know your love for Jax is real. And my love for Kate is some fantasy?
Carly: You can't get out of yourself enough to even see the difference, can you?
Sonny: You don't know anything about Kate.
Carly: Oh, no?
Carly: I know she's a girl from the old neighborhood.
Carly: Connie Falconeri.
Carly: Who changed her name and left you in the dust. She dumped you, didn't she? That's why you've been fixated on her all of these years. And you know what? It makes no sense to me because you guys couldn't be more different. She is a snobby, pretentious bitch.
Sonny: You know what, I'm not -- gee -- I'm not having this argument.
Carly: Oh, where are you going now?
Sonny: You could leave or see me naked. It's up to you.
Kate: I cannot believe you brought saltwater taffy.
Olivia: Well, I'm sure you're not supposed to be having it, but --
Kate: Yeah, well, I survived a bullet. I'm no sure what kind of harm sticky sugar can do me.
Olivia: Well, actually, it's two bullets at this point, but who's counting?
Kate: Mmm. Let me taste. Mmm! It's good.
Kate: You know, it's almost as good as that stand --
Olivia: The candy stand down by the surf.
Olivia: Yeah, they ripped that place down about eight years ago to make room for some social improvement project or something. Yeah, that's always how I knew that you'd been in my room. There was always little wax paper wrappers dropped all over where you had snooping around.
Kate: Yeah, really?
Kate: Well, I guess I can tell you now. I was sneaking peeks at your diary.
Olivia: I guess I can tell you now that I only wrote stuff in my diary that I knew would tick you off.
Olivia: That's a pretty good arm for someone in the hospital.
Kate: Well, you know, they might actually send me home as early as tomorrow. And then who knows what comes next?
Claudia: I think it's time for the bride-to-be to have a little talk with the bride that wasn’t.
Olivia: Nobody is interested in what you got to say.
Kate: Oh, actually, I am.
Claudia: Well, obviously you're smarted than your cousin. [Claudia chuckles] So I've been thinking about it a lot, and I don't expect Sonny to be faithful to me after we're married, but I won't tolerate him sleeping with you.
Olivia: Get out.
Kate: No, it's okay, Olivia. So, let me get this straight. You actually think that Sonny will marry you?
Claudia: Sonny needs the power that my family has to offer. So, yeah, I do.
Olivia: Isn't your father recovering from a stroke?
Claudia: An aneurysm, actually. But who's counting? Besides, marrying Sonny as a condition of terms was my father's idea. I think it makes a great get well gift, don't you?
Jason: Okay, Sam thinks that Jerry's involved in a drug ring, so she's trying to get evidence to prove to Alexis that Jerry is still bad news.
Jax: Why should Alexis be different than any other woman in town, huh?
Jason: Okay, Jax --
Jax: I mean, death and danger sell, right?
Jason: Jerry asked Sam to meet him in an alley. When she got there, it exploded. I found the detonator. It was the same kind that your brother used here. Now, Sam has disappeared, and one of her neighbors said she saw Sam leaving with Jerry.
Jax: Well, it seems like you got your work cut out for you. Just do me a favor and leave me out of it, okay?
Jerry: You know, I think I'm making too many of these. I mean, one in the engine room, one in the forward hull, one in the aft. It's quite sufficient to sink us really. But I've always had a weakness for extravagant gestures.
Sam: What are you really doing? I mean, I don't -- why would you blow up a ship you could use to get away?
Jerry: Who said I was getting away?
Laura: You don't get to answer a question with a question.
Luke: Guess I'm still stalling.
Luke: You know, the old brain cells don't burn rubber like they used to. Every time I came to visit you at Shadybrook and saw that you were still unable to do anything, but just sit and stare, I was overcome with grief every time. 'Cause all I could think of was all the wasted time, the wasted life, the lost joy, your infectious laugh, your beautiful sparkling eyes. Laura, nothing could ever make me stop loving you.
Laura: I know. But loving someone and building a life with them are really two different things. We were pretty remarkable though, weren't we?
Luke: We had to keep on our toes.
Laura: And I've been off of mine for a while now. You've experienced years without me and without even having any hope of speaking to me.
Luke: But you've always been with me. Always.
Laura: Mm-hmm. Like a faded photograph in your wallet. Look, I'm sure that at some point you, you know, I just didn't factor in anymore. Oh, I hate what we've been robbed of. I hate that we didn't get to grow older and closer together, instead of further apart.
Luke: You mean, like we didn't get to sit on the front porch in matching rocking chairs.
Laura: My God, I would have had to nail you down to it. Oh, Luke, I never believed that that was something you actually wanted. Okay, so what's gone is gone, and we can't get it back, and it's nobody's fault, and it just is.
Luke: Are you sure about that?
Tracy: This heap reminds me of your father. A scrap pile, but there is always somebody foolish enough to get it running again, never thinking that it could drive off and leave you in the dust.
Lulu: I don't want to see you get hurt.
Tracy: Thank you,
Lulu: but don't worry about me. I had no illusions being married to your dad.
Lulu: You and my dad are a weirdly well-matched couple, but now that my mom's awake, it's like a triangle and somebody always gets left out.
Tracy: Why do you assume it's going to be me?
Lulu: Why do you assume it isn't?
Nikolas: All right, so we searched the area to the south. There is no sign of either one of them.
Lucky: And there's a streambed that we're going to take to the north while there is still light.
Tracy: Yeah, just enough light to get me back up to the top. You should come with me.
Lucky: That is a good idea.
Nikolas: We will call you if we anything.
Lulu: No, I'm coming with you guys. I want to see Mom and Dad, too.
Tracy: Well, I want to see the bottom of a martini glass and save one for your father. Um, excuse me, could you help me to the top, please?
Nikolas: What -- I'm sorry. Did I miss something here?
Lulu: Tracy thinks that our dad is going to come back to her.
Lucky: It's just pure denial.
Lulu: Is it? Dad's always been very loyal to Tracy.
Nikolas: Yeah, in his own peculiar way, I guess.
Lulu: What if he does choose Tracy?
Laura: Thank you.
Luke: We were starting down a really perfect road when we got remarried. But I messed up. I should have insisted that we elope. You wanted your family around. You wanted Rick to walk you down the aisle.
Laura: Luke, please, we don't have to revisit this.
Luke: No, we do. We do because that's where all this started, with Rick’s death. I tried to protect you, Laura. I jumped in with both feet, and I just -- I made everything worse.
Laura: It's not your fault.
Luke: If not mine, than whose fault was it?
Sonny: Did you enjoy that?
Carly: It's smaller than I remember. That scar on your left side. Or maybe it's just that you have so many more now to compare it to. As for the rest of you, you know, it's nothing I haven't seen before.
Sonny: So why are you still standing there?
Carly: So I can carry your butt back to bed when you fall over. It costs a lot of money to get blood stains out of a carpet.
Sonny: I know a guy. He'll do a good job.
Carly: I'm sure you do. Blood, bullet holes. You can fix everything your job touches, can't you? Except a kid in a coma.
Sonny: Do you still visit Michael?
Carly: At least once a week. Physical therapy is really good for him. He looks just like a little boy, sleeping, you know. He's getting bigger. He's growing up in a bed.
Sonny: It must be, uh -- must be hard to see him.
Carly: Yeah, it is. I think it would be harder to stay away. I don't believe that his life is over. I just refuse to believe that.
Sonny: I hope you're right, but you know what? Michael wouldn't want us to fight, so thank you for what you did. Go back to Jax. I'm going to get rid of Karpov.
Carly: You said that you don't think Karpov shot Kate.
Sonny: It doesn't matter. After what he did to me, I'm going to get him, because if don't, he's going to come back. I got it. No, I got it. I got it, I got it. I'll be fine.
Jax: I imagine it took a lot for you to actually ask for help, but there's nothing I can do.
Jason: No, I don't think you're hearing me. Your brother is running drugs and may have kidnapped Sam, Jax.
Jax: I don't think you're hearing me. I don't know anything about it. I don't want to know anything about it. But if you want to track down my brother, be my guest. You want to search his room, I'll leave a key at the front desk for you. My dislike for you aside, I don't doubt your ability.
Jason: Just call your brother.
Jax: And tell him what? Jason Morgan suspects you of nefarious deeds and has finally gotten around to killing you? If Jerry weren't smuggling drugs, it would be something else. It's how he lives. It's how you and Sonny and Carly live, from one disaster to another. It's your choice, your mess. You can clean it up yourself.
Sam: You don't have to blow yourself up.
Jerry: No. I mean, you talk about me getting away -- where? I've been to the continents. I've been to the seven seas. I've had different names and different faces, with all varying degrees of success, and they've all led me here, to the proverbial dead end.
Sam: A man like you doesn't give up.
Jerry: Is it different for you? A life of larceny. A life where love is always out of reach, not that we really need that, you and I.
Sam: But I do.
Jerry: Aw. Oh, you don't have to be scared. It's terrible to be scared. It leaves you soul ragged. You'll wander, apparently through eternity.
Sam: You don't have to do this. I know places that are safe and really beautiful.
Jerry: Ah, I know you do.
Sam: Nobody will find us.
Jerry: I'm sure. I'm sure, darling. You know, the problem with safe and beautiful places is they become boring, and you'd escape at the first opportunity. No, no, no. I am going to take you to a place where you will never be tempted to leave. A place where, if we're lucky, we'll be mourned, rather than hunted.
Sam: Please, don’t.
Jerry: Now in five --
Sam: Don't! Stop!
Jerry: Four --
Sam: You're crazy. Stop it.
Jerry: Guilty -- three --
Sam: No, don't! No, please!
Jerry: Let's go out with a smile, shall we?
Jerry: Two --
Carly: If it took you this long to get down the stairs, how the hell are you going to kill Karpov? Let alone get away with it?
Sonny: We're done talking about this. You're out of it.
Carly: Not yet.
Carly: I thought I'd save you a trip.
Olivia: Consider this room off limits.
Claudia: You know, marriage to me can give Sonny everything he wants across the board.
Kate: And what do you get out of it?
Claudia: Great sex. You know, and power. Or at least a venue to wield my own power in.
Olivia: If I see your face in this room again, I will wield my fist through your teeth. You forget about them, honey, okay? They deserve each other. All right, I'm going to give this coat back to that miserable bitch before she can use it as an excuse to come back in here.
Kate: I love Sonny.
Olivia: Yeah. We always love what's bad for us, don't we?
Jerry: Do you really think I have such a dim view of the world so as to blow myself up? No, there are still jewels to fondle, women to steal or vice versa. You see the detonator was not activated. Timing is crucial. I will not blow up the boat until I get possession of the shipment and the payment is received to my account.
Sam: And what are going to do? Cut Karpov out of the deal and make off with the drugs and the cash?
Jerry: Well, truth be told, I was skimming, you know, from the top, so now I can just cash in and run.
Sam: Oh, okay. So you will make sure that the police or Jason or Karpov -- they won't come after you because they are all going to think you are dead.
Jerry: Well, I feel a little bad, you know, tarnishing the memories that your mother and Jax have of me, but I think it's better off if they think I'm dead.
Sam: And what am I? Your insurance?
Jerry: Oh, no, no, no, no, my dear. See, you -- you are the glue that holds my scheme together.
[Jerry whistles lively tune]
Laura: I don't blame you for anything that's happened, especially not the part after I got sick.
Luke: Well, if I had known that this moment was going to happen in our lives, everything would have been different.
Laura: Look, I'm not looking for an apology, Luke. I just want to know where we are now, because I can't make any realistic plans about my own future until you've been honest with me.
Luke: Okay. What do you want to know?
Laura: Do you love Tracy Quartermaine?
Carly: I went to your place, and I got it out of your desk.
Sonny: You said you'd never have a gun in this house again.
Carly: It's not going to be here long, is it?
Sonny: Listen, you understand why I have to do this, right?
Carly: I understand. You're going to do it no matter what I say. And that's why we're not together, and that's why I have custody of the kids.
Sonny: Okay, Karpov is a threat. He has to be dealt with.
Carly: You're not even sure if he shot Kate, Sonny. Come on.
Sonny: Okay, listen, you may be right on that. I asked Karpov a question. There was a look in his face. And I thought the son of a bitch didn't do it. But he shoved me in the water.
Carly: So now you're going to kill him?
Sonny: Like he meant to kill me. Once somebody knifes you and leaves you to drown, the peace is no option.
Carly: All right.
Sonny: I got to go.
Carly: No, look -- no, Sonny, if Karpov didn't shoot Kate, that means somebody out there did.
Sonny: I'm going to deal with that eventually, but tonight I'm going to deal with Karpov first. He knifed me, left me to die -- tonight I take back what was taken from me.
Carly: A lot was taken from you this year. The only thing worse than sitting through your murder trial will be visiting your grave.
Sonny: Hey, listen to me. You're acting like you're never going to see me again.
Nikolas: I got this map from one of the rescue workers. Here is where we just searched. There's a rescue team here, and I believe another one here. This is that creek bed. It runs north and then goes east. You -- I think you, Lucky, should search along the trail here, and then she and I will search along the creek bed.
Lucky: I think we should stick together. If one of us gets lost --
Nikolas: If we split up we can cover more ground.
Lulu: For all we know, Mom and Dad are so busy working out their issues, they aren't even thinking about getting found.
Lucky: Maybe that's a good thing.
Lulu: Or it's a bad thing.
Nikolas: Is it even a possibility?
Lulu: Do you really think it's a good idea having Mom and Dad get back together?
Lucky: Love does make mistakes.
Lulu:: Like me and Johnny?
Lucky: You said it. I mean, look at me and Elizabeth. I mean, we tried again and it was a disaster.
Lulu: It doesn't have to be. Nikolas, would you give Emily a second chance if she --
Nikolas: Yes, I would. But we're dealing with two very unique people here.
Lulu: Three. Whether you like it or not, Tracy is not going anywhere.
Scott: Well, well, well, Tracy, did the drunken freeloading fox get away?
Tracy: I hate L.A.
Scott: Well, who doesn't, unless you're young and in love. You look like you could use a drink in a glass with a diving board.
Tracy: You short-sighted boob. You could not have set up a more perfect scenario for Luke and Laura to get back together again.
Scott: You would have handled it differently?
Tracy: Of course. You could have stayed put when you saw me and Luke standing there. We could have had a nice, old-fashioned brawl. Luke would have been exposed as a bigamist. And you and your precious Laura could have ridden off into the sunset like fools in love, and I could have gone back to the mansion with my husband.
Scott: Nah, you know what? I've had a little more experience with Spencer and Laura than you.
Tracy: You mean failure.
Scott: Well, you know what, Tracy? Sometimes you just got to sit back and let destiny take its course.
Luke: I'll be honest with you.
Laura: Oh, where have I heard that before?
Luke: I do have strong feelings for Tracy.
Laura: Did they start before or after you got her drunk and tricked her into marrying you?
Luke: After. Long after. It was sort of something that crept up on me. And then when I faced my mortality, it sealed the deal. See, one of the events that you missed was -- I had a massive coronary last year just before Christmas.
Laura: Oh --
Luke: And, you know, I'm not one who scares easily, but I don't mind telling you it changed everything. I had one botched bypass, and then one that didn't work. And then a successful operation, but it really took the wind out of my sails.
Laura: I'm shocked. No, not that you got sick, but that you went ahead and had the procedure with your suspicion of authority and all.
Luke: Yeah, well I didn't want to, and I almost didn't, frankly. It was Tracy who convinced me to have the operation. She refused to give up on me, and she just wouldn't allow me to give up on myself.
Laura: So, you must have gotten pretty close then, huh?
Luke: It went from con to con to connection. And my feelings for her shocked me almost as much as I'm shocked standing here looking at you now.
Laura: Well, if it makes you feel any better, I think the doctors are pretty shocked to see me up and around, too.
Luke: Good old lS-49.
Laura: Yeah, I guess it works differently on different people.
Laura: So, yeah, I guess it could be temporary. But you know what? I'm going to think about it as being permanent, because I want to live.
Luke: Good. Good and now you got your life back. What do you want out of it?
Laura: What do you expect me to say? That I want you back?
Spinelli: The Jackal, P.I., was very impressed with Stone Cold's physiological sweep of the demented one's room.
Jason: Too bad there wasn't much to find.
Spinelli: All right, so in order to calculate our next move, we must review the case so far, mainly a room with all of Jerry's personal stuff and clothes neatly left behind, which would indicate to me either a sudden departure or a planned return.
Jason: Or he did a sweep of his own on the room because he left nothing for us to trace.
Spinelli: So -- what do we do? We go back further?
Jason: Yeah, good, good idea. All right. Let's start with the explosion. Let's assume that Jerry's the one who set it. He needed materials.
Spinelli: Of a specific variety. Jackal, P.I., will see if any purveyors of such goods made any recent sales.
[Karpov speaking Russian]
Karpov: I have a shipment due tonight -- tonight, and no one seems to know what's happening with it?
[Karpov speaking Russian]
Karpov: Find Jerry Jacks and see what he knows about it.
[Karpov speaking Russian]
Olivia: It's just me. I didn't think you'd show.
Karpov: It was most surprising to receive a call from someone claiming to be Kate Howard’s cousin.
Olivia: Why did you shoot her?
[Karpov speaking Russian]
Karpov: I'll tell you what I've told Sonny, what I've told others. I did not shoot the woman.
Olivia: Well, you're doing a pretty rotten job selling that story, because Sonny wants you dead.
Karpov: Sonny is no worry for me.
Olivia: Sonny is getting ready to work a deal with the Zaccharas to come after your sorry ass.
Olivia: Now, I don't want to see anyone get killed. So why don't you be really smart, take a hint, and get out of town?
Karpov: You obviously haven't heard. I believe Mr. Corinthos has met with an accident.
Sonny: Dead wrong.
Luke: Nothing stays the same, does it? Things change. People change. You have. I have. But there's one thing that will never change. That's the place that you hold in my heart. No one could ever touch that. Never. Well, I can only imagine the lies and exaggerations that Baldwin has told you.
Laura: He didn't lie to me. Maybe he did exaggerate a little bit, but he didn't lie to me.
Luke: So what, every fourth or fifth word was the truth?
Laura: No. Truth -- he told me that you were married to Tracy Quartermaine. Truth -- he reminded me of a time that I loved him. Truth -- he wasn't always the villain. We really made him into that. Really, you did. Truth.
Carly: I already tried Jason's cell and the office. He's either not there, or he's not answering. And this is really important. I know I always say that, but I mean it this time. Forget it. I'll find him myself. Oh, Jax. Jax, I know -- I know we have to talk, but right now, I can't do it.
Jax: No, this won't take long. These are our divorce papers. All you have to do is sign them, and we can be done with this farce.
Sonny: You need to leave.
Olivia: I'm not sure that's a good idea.
Karpov: Neither am I.
Sonny: Do it. Walk. Don't stop walking until you get to Kate’s house.
Karpov: You're a hard man to kill.
Sonny: You won't be.
Karpov: Shooting me will only bring payback from my organization -- payback like you've never seen.
Sonny: You tried to kill me once already. I'm not going to let you live to try again.
Karpov: You want payback for your bride. Well, I'm not the one who shot her.
Sonny: Maybe that's true. But it's too late to matter.
Jason: Something's not adding up. Jerry calls Sam to an alley, sets off an explosion using all the same materials he used in the hostage crisis, and then he grabs Sam from an apartment within sight of her neighbor.
Spinelli: Yeah, it's as if he's trying to tell us something and that somehow fair Samantha is entwined.
Jason: Okay, but why does Jerry need Sam? Why is she so important to him?
Spinelli: Obviously for a plan of large proportions.
Jason: What is it -- who is that? Who is Jay?
Spinelli: It's one of the demented one's many aliases. Look at the amount of pounds of plastic explosive he purchased and had delivered earlier today.
Jason: It's enough to blow something sky high.
Sam: What? So this is just a game now? I've got to guess my usefulness?
Jerry: Oh, God, and here I was getting dreadfully bored at assembling these explosives.
Sam: I'm just wondering if you're going to blow up the ship, how are you going to save the drugs?
Jerry: You have so many questions.
Sam: Can you please answer me?
Jerry: No, explanations are tedious. Why don't we liven it up a bit? Huh? Do you remember that game we played at the Metro Court?
Sam: I remember a lot of sadistic games you used to play.
Jerry: So do I, quite frankly. I was referring to the game of catch. Very good, sweet Sam. As long as you play the game, I can give you answers.
Sam: What if I stop playing?
Jerry: Well, I can think of another game with higher stakes. Now it's your turn, Sam.
Sam: Why do you want to blow up the ship?
Jerry: Ah. Well, that one deserves an answer, I think. You see, Karpov is part of an extremely violent syndicate that I wouldn't even want pursuing me. Consequently, the ship will blow up with enough product inside it so that people think that the shipment is completely lost, as well as my blood and DNA. So it will convince them that I'm lost with it. Wonderful, isn't it?
Sam: Yeah, and what about me?
Jerry: Different question.
Sam: Answer me, please.
Jerry: Well, I can bet that whatever's left of your beautiful, sexy dead body will convince them that we both went down with the ship.
Luke: Laura, no matter what happens, I need you to know that you're the one angel that I have actually known in my life.
Laura: I'm not an angel. You know, that's your idea. It's your fantasy of what the perfect woman would be.
Luke: Oh, no. No, no. I've never needed perfect. You gave me something more important than perfect. You actually made me believe in something I never expected to believe in. Love.
Laura: We were pretty amazing, weren't we?
Luke: We were amazing.
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