General Hospital Transcript Friday 3/27/09
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Nikolas: An area of concern? Can you be more specific? An ultrasound as a precautionary measure or is there something more serious here?
Rebecca: Do I have cancer?
Doctor: Let's just do the ultrasound, and then we'll see where we are, okay?
Carly: I hope I'm not barging in on a major pow-wow, except if it were, I'd already be here. What's Jerry doing on your computer screen?
Claudia: Yes, hi, thank you for taking my call. I was in such a hurry to leave the pharmacy that I didn't really pay attention to the instructions. What is the proper dosage again? Only two at a time and never with alcohol. Right, great. Okay, thank you so much.
Ric: So I'll keep my ear to the ground and see if I can scope out any more dissidents, but I'm thinking that once the men hear that you were one step ahead of medina and that he's no longer around, I hope they'll fall in line.
Sonny: You did good, Ric, giving me that heads up.
Ric: You still seem a little surprised. Is that because I knew about the ambush or I told you about it?
Sonny: Maybe both. I mean, it doesn't really matter because you proved yourself to me, and I accept you into the business. So that's good for a days work. Isn't it?
Jason: I need to talk to Sonny alone.
Sonny: Well, you can speak freely in front of Ric.
Jason: Since when?
Sonny: Since my brother saved my life.
Robin: I can't believe this. I don't know what is more outrageous. You blabbing to Carly about my personal life or her sending her nanny over here to teach me how to care of my kid.
Patrick: Robin, that is not at all what happened.
Robin: Do you think you could have asked me how I felt about Carly knowing that I'm fighting postpartum depression?
Patrick: You could have checked in with me before you took off to Rochester and left me wondering what the hell just happened.
Robin: So what is this then? This is payback? You wanted to spill your guts to Carly to get back at me? Do you even get what a violation of privacy this is, what a betrayal of trust?
Patrick: Robin, do you really want to talk about betrayal and trust right now?
Robin: What's that supposed to mean?
Patrick: I am not going to enable your condition or be in denial about it any longer.
Robin: I cannot believe you went to Carly.
Patrick: Robin, it was a continuation of a conversation we had a while ago.
Robin: Excuse me?
Patrick: And Carly was concerned about you.
Robin: You've been whining to Carly about me this whole time? That's great. I'm sure she's been loving that. Finally, indisputable truth of my incompetence provided by my husband.
Patrick: Are you kidding me? It's not always about you.
Robin: If you wanted to punish me, you could have come up with a more clever way.
Patrick: With all things considered, Robin, it's pretty damn tame compared to the punishment you've me through.
Rebecca: I'm sorry. I probably cut off the circulation in your hand.
Nikolas: No, no, it's fine. Do you mind if I ask you something that I'll admit is probably none of my business?
Rebecca: You've earned the right.
Nikolas: What prompted you to have the mammogram in the first place? I mean, you're kind of young for that.
Rebecca: I had a routine physical and they found a lump.
Nikolas: Well, maybe it's just a cyst or something like that.
Rebecca: Yeah, I hope so.
Nikolas: Well, it's a good thing you're getting the ultrasound done right away. There's nothing worse than waiting.
Rebecca: Unless you're waiting alone. Could you -- would you mind waiting with me?
Nikolas: Yeah, sure, as long as it takes.
Jason: Tell me you still know Ric can't be trusted.
Sonny: You know what? It's a new day.
Jason: It's the same crap, Sonny. Something happens, Ric shows up, sucks up to you, plays the half-brother card, something happens again, and he moves on.
Ric: Don't try to explain, Sonny. Jason has a limited capacity to grasp the complexities of human dynamics. It's not his fault. He has no context. Look, Jason, let me put it this way. People can change based on situational -- I'm sorry. Am I losing you here? Let me put it another way for you, okay? Conditions change, right? Anthony Zacchara is no longer part of the equation, and since nature abhors a vacuum, that space has got to get filled. A new order develops where one-time enemies can become allies.
Sonny: Let me fill you in. I had a meeting with one of, you know, Anthonyís old lieutenants, okay? It was a trap. They were going to waste me to make a run for their own territory. If it hadn't been for Ric, you'd be planning my funeral right now.
Jason: He could have set the whole thing up.
Sonny: No, I checked it out. By the way, Bruno Medina disappeared.
Jason: All right, I'll follow up.
Ric: No, no, it's okay. It's already been taken care of. I'm sure Sonny could find something else for you to do. I'll be in touch.
Jason: Tell me you're not serious.
Sonny: You're right.
Carly: Okay, maybe you better tell me what's going on, and how is Jerry involved?
Jax: It's complicated, like anything having to do with my brother. He lives literally to wreak havoc.
Carly: Literally? Okay, now you're scaring me.
Olivia: Okay, I'm going to make myself scarce. I'm going to make sure that bid gets on your desk, and I got a meeting with the heads of maintenance, okay?
Jax: Thank you.
Jax: I received an email from Jerry with an attachment.
Carly: How is that possible?
Jax: He's alive and apparently well. As I suspected all along, he faked his own death that night on the ship and for some reason he had to leave Port Charles. Of course, he didn't think about what faking his death would do to my mother. I opened my computer up, checked my email, and there's one from Jerry, like it was nothing, like he'd gone out for milk.
Carly: Okay, I'm going to need some guidance on this. Am I supposed to be happy about this or sorry?
Jax: That's the sad part. I don't even know.
Carly: All right, am I missing something obvious? Why is Jerry picking now to let you know he's alive?
Jax: Does it matter?
Carly: Yeah, it matters. Jerry doesn't do anything without a good reason. I want to hear that myself.
Jax: No, Carly. I don't want you involved in anything to do with my brother. There's no need, okay.
Carly: What did he say? Did he at least say he was sorry?
Jax: Yes, of course he said he was sorry. Sorry is Jerry's best event when it comes to me. Of course, it's always after the fact. After he's caused as much damage as possible, or he needs me to bail him out. I've had it up to here with him.
Carly: I can see that.
Jax: You were right about my brother all along. He's a sociopath.
Carly: He's your brother.
Jax: Biological mistake. Maybe he was adopted. That would make sense.
Carly: Okay, I can't believe I'm saying this, but I believe that underneath all that self-absorption, Jerry really does love you.
Jax: Yes, but it never makes up for the pain he causes, does it?
Carly: Okay, all right, let's look at the big picture here.
Carly: Jerry's alive. Think about what that's going to do to Jane. She is going to be so happy. She has been grieving for him every single day. She hasn't stopped. And you know what? Another thing, when there's life, there's hope, and I don't want to see this --
Jax: Listen to us. No, no, no -- stop, stop, we're talking about Jerry. I don't want to talk about Jerry, okay? We just renewed our wedding vows. By some miracle, we found our way back to each other and that's all that matters, okay? That is all that matters.
Sonny: I'm glad to know you got my back.
Jason: You don't make it easy, you know, with Ric hanging around here all the time.
Sonny: I know who and what I'm dealing with.
Jason: Okay. Then why is he still around?
Sonny: You ever hear the expression, "keep your friends close and your enemies even closer"? Ric hates me. You know that. For his lousy childhood, always has. That's a given. But there's something else going on. He had a good thing going when he worked for Anthony. Money, power, position. I come in the picture, he's got nothing. He's going to blame me like he always does. He's going to try to take me down, but at least this way I see him coming. I'm not going to give him anything that can come back and bite us. You know I wouldn't do that.
Jason: It doesn't feel right. You know, Ric could have set up the ambush to make himself look good. We can't prove that he didn't. With all due respect, do you think your head's in the right place?
Sonny: My head's in the right place. I'm not spiraling out of control.
Jason: Okay, I just think that you might have more invested in Michaelís possible recovery than you anticipated. That can be distracting. It can be disappointing. If Ric's around here, he's going to take advantage of that, not to mention Claudia here. Who knows what's up?
Sonny: Seriously, I'm okay.
Jason: I'd like to keep it that way.
Sonny: Ric stays for now.
Jason: Your call. Just keep him away from me.
Claudia: Hi, Jason. How are you doing? It's good to talk to you, too. You really should teach him some manners.
Sonny: Jason hates Ric, but at least it's consistent, not like somebody else that I know. I'm not going to name any names or anything.
Claudia: Okay, you know what? Let me just be clear. I did not suggest that you bring Ric back into the organization because I think he's a great guy suddenly. I just think that we can utilize him until he becomes a problem.
Sonny: Then what?
Claudia: Then we get rid of him. Or we sit back and wait and watch while someone else does it. Give it a week or two. There will be plenty of volunteers.
Sonny: All right, I'm going to be gone the rest of the afternoon. Do me a favor; don't underestimate Ric, because he's like a cockroach. You can't get rid of him.
Nikolas: Excuse me, nurse.
Rebecca: Excuse me.
Robin: I don't know what you want from me.
Patrick: Truth would be a great place to start.
Robin: I gave you the truth. I told you what happened in Rochester. I came home. I admitted I had a problem to you. I admitted it to myself. I thought that would make a difference.
Patrick: It would make a difference if followed through with it, Robin.
Robin: Maybe I would if you would stop judging me for 10 seconds or being so passive-aggressive by saying, "oh, I support you," and then running off and telling the entire world what a crappy mother I am.
Patrick: I have never, ever said that to anyone. I asked Carly for input.
Robin: Carly, Carly, Carly, the woman who hates my guts.
Patrick: Carly had postpartum depression, okay? I was thinking maybe she could give us some insight to try and keep our family together.
Robin: Right, insight. I don't want any insight or advice from Carly, thank you very much. This is my problem. I will solve it.
Patrick: Great, plan on starting any time soon?
Robin: You're doing it again. You know what?
Patrick: Say hi to your friends in Rochester.
Monica: Hi, I hope nothing's wrong with Spencer.
Nikolas: No, no, no, no, he's just fine. I'm here with Rebecca.
Monica: Is she sick?
Nikolas: I really don't know. I mean, a routine physical led to a mammogram, which led to an ultrasound where there was an area of concern. I don't know.
Monica: I just got chills.
Nikolas: I know what you mean.
Monica: I mean, the coincidence.
Nikolas: If that's what it is.
Monica: What do you mean?
Nikolas: Well, what are the chances? Both Emily and her mother had breast cancer, and now here's Rebecca, who's basically Emilyís twin, is --
Monica: No, don't go there.
Nikolas: But what if we're missing something here? You've spent a lot of time with Emilyís mother. Did she say anything that would hint at Emily having a sister?
Rebecca: I'm in radiology, too.
Rebecca: I was hired at General Hospital right before the fire. That's why I know that an ultra-stenographer usually performs ultrasounds, not a radiologist. So why are you?
Radiologist: Well, I'm pretty backed up here with the overflow from General. The tech wasn't available. I am.
Rebecca: Do you think something's wrong?
Radiologist: I couldn't say.
Rebecca: That dark spot -- what is it?
Radiologist: Oh, please, Ms. Shaw, I need you to stay still. Thank you. We'll know where we stand soon enough.
Sonny: Your office said you were here.
Patrick: Yeah, come on in.
Sonny: Is it a bad time?
Patrick: It's not a great time. What can I do for you?
Sonny: I just wanted to talk to you about Michael, but if you've got a lot going on, I get it.
Patrick: I was actually going to try and go to the Aftercare facility later on tonight for a follow-up, but I got to be honest, Sonny. I don't expect any change.
Sonny: Yeah, well, I mean, I just was thinking -- I don't know what I was thinking.
Patrick: Yeah, I understand.
Sonny: Looks like you can use a little of that, too, huh?
Patrick: Yeah, that'd be nice.
Sonny: What's wrong? Can I help you with anything?
Patrick: I'm not supposed to discuss that with you because that would be passive-aggressive and a betrayal of trust.
Sonny: The other person being Robin?
Patrick: Looks like Robin, sounds like Robin, but you know, honestly, I don't recognize her.
Sonny: You lost me.
Patrick: Robin has postpartum depression, and it's destroying our family.
Jason: You okay? Hey.
Robin: This is where I'm supposed to say yes, right? That I'm in denial, or I'm trying to act strong. Well, you know what? I am sick of being in denial, and I don't really feel that strong right now, so I'll just admit it. I am a failure as a wife, as a mother. I don't understand why this is happening. I wanted to have a baby. I wanted to get married, so why has everything gone so wrong?
Claudia: Sonny's not here. I'm not expecting him back any time soon, so you're going to have to come lick his boots some other time.
Ric: Oh, now, is that any way to greet me? Especially after that nice, accommodating message that you left on my voicemail. What's that you said? Oh, that's right. I win, and I can have anything I want, huh?
Ric: What do you got for me?
Claudia: Nothing, nothing, I have nothing for you, Ric.
Ric: Well, your message seemed to intimate that you had incriminating evidence against Sonny.
Claudia: I thought I did, but I don't. Maybe tomorrow.
Ric: Oh, Claudia, are you just trying to jerk me around and make me unhappy? Because I may have to teach you a lesson.
Claudia: You know what? Don't do anything stupid. Ric, do you really think that he's going to just leave incriminating evidence for anyone to find, especially me?
Ric: Not if you keep looking, you know. You got to think positively here and proactively here, Claudia. Lure him into compromising conversations, you know. Pillow-talk him out of some of the information. I don't care. Whatever it takes to make me happy.
Claudia: I'd rather eat dirt.
Ric: You know what? Why don't you take it easy, stop playing hard to get? Come on, Claudia, we both know you've been got. The only way out of this is for Sonny to find out your involvement in Michaelís shooting. Is that what you want?
Claudia: No, obviously not.
Ric: Good, then why don't you take me to bed?
Claudia: Fine, let's go, get it over with.
Nikolas: I know that your time at the La Mesa wellness center was a very traumatic time for you, and I hate asking you about it. But maybe it will help.
Monica: Oh, I don't mind. I don't mind if it will help. It's just hard to explain the bonds that form when you are looking at death. All those carefully constructed barriers -- they just become irrelevant, and you get real. You get real -- fast. Paige and I, we became such good friends so quickly. It was like we had known each other all of our lives. We talked about everything. There wasn't any topic that was too insignificant or too great.
Nikolas: Including Emily?
Monica: Especially Emily. When Paige found out she was terminal, she realized she was going to be leaving her daughter when a young woman really needed a mother the most. And she gave her to Alan and me because there wasn't anybody else -- nobody. If Emily had had family, then Paige would have sent her there. And I would've known about it.
Nikolas: I guess that's it then. All this -- Rebecca's phenomenal resemblance to Emily, the fact that she chose a medical career, the potential risk of breast cancer -- it's all a crazy coincidence then, I guess.
Monica: I guess. I mean, you know, her appearance has unnerved everybody, Nikolas.
Nikolas: Well, Rebecca's not Emily. We know that. She's just a woman facing a potential scary diagnosis all on her own.
Monica: My heart goes out to her because that exam room is really the loneliest place in the world.
Radiologist: Here you go.
Rebecca: I don't suppose you could give me an E.T.A. on the ultrasound results?
Radiologist: You're in the business, right? You know the answer.
Robin: I do get that I'm responsible for turning our lives upside down. But I also get that I have a disorder that compels me. So what came first, the chicken or the egg? I don't know.
Jason: What do you mean?
Robin: Meaning that I may have postpartum depression, but those symptoms have been a part of my nature all along. I've always set high expectations for myself. I've always been an over-achiever. I don't know. Maybe it's just an excuse for the truth, which is a lot simpler, which is -- what kind of monster looks at her little girl and doesn't want to kiss her and hold her and love her?
Jason: Hold on, Robin. You are not a monster.
Robin: That's up for debate. On the other hand, Patrick is the most sensitive man I've ever met, in a very logical and sort of detached way. I know that sounds like a contradiction, but it's true. He saw it from the beginning. He tried to get me to open up, and I just felt judged. But that's in the past, right? I mean, now I've finally admitted that I have a problem. And I thought that we could work on this problem together, but instead he's just -- I don't know. He's all about being vindicated or something. And I just end up feeling judged all over again.
Jason: I think that -- I mean, this has got to be hard on Patrick. It is absolute hell to see someone that you love sick, and you can't do anything about it.
Robin: Right, but would you go and make the problem worse? Because that's exactly what Patrick did when he went blabbing his mouth all over town about it.
Patrick: So there we were. Robin in denial. Me tripping over myself to join her. Neither one of us doing anything constructive to try and help the problem.
Sonny: Maybe Robin was just waiting for the right time.
Patrick: Or the right stranger.
Sonny: What do you mean? I don't understand.
Patrick: A couple of nights ago, Sonny, we had plans to go out for dinner to our favorite restaurant. She'd been wanting to go for weeks. I was held up a little bit at work, so I tried to get a hold of her to tell her. She wasn't answering her phone. She wasn't at the restaurant. It's not like Robin to go take off without her husband and baby, right?
Patrick: Well, that's exactly what she did. She ended up at some hotel in Rochester -- took on a whole new persona, named herself Nancy. No husband, no children, no problems.
Sonny: Sorry, doesn't sound like Robin one bit.
Patrick: Yeah, she claims she hit rock bottom which is still yet to be seen. She did come home and admit that she needs help.
Sonny: Well, that's a good thing. I mean, I know a thing or two about denying a chemical imbalance. It took me a long time to face the fact that I was bipolar. But I tell you what, if you ask for help, that's a big step in the right direction.
Patrick: Yeah, except I'm afraid it's all lip service because Robin's idea of treatment was inviting Lainey over for lunch.
Sonny: Lainey is a good psychiatrist. She treated me.
Patrick: She's a great doctor, but she's also one of Robin's best friends. Which is fine if she actually uses Lainey's services. Ten minutes into the conversation, Robin got up and took off, which led to my unforgivable transgression by going to someone who has been through postpartum to try to talk to her about it and try to find some insight.
Sonny: Are we talking about Carly?
Patrick: Yes, Carly.
Sonny: You know that's not Robin's favorite person.
Patrick: Absolutely, but it's the only woman I know that can maybe give me some help here.
Sonny: Robin went off?
Patrick: And so did I. And once again, I'm the bad guy.
Claudia: Are you sure you want to do this?
Ric: Why wouldn't I?
Claudia: Because I think that you should just quit while you're ahead. Settle for what you've got. Quit trying to chase the elusive, Ric. It's not going to make your brother be any other kind of brother. He's not going to be the one you want him to be.
Ric: Believe me; I gave up that fantasy a long time ago.
Claudia: You finally have the access that you want. Enjoy it. Let that be enough. Come on, Ric. Using me to bring down your brother is never going to make him love you.
Ric: You're not listening. Okay, that's not what I'm after here.
Claudia: Then what is the point?
Ric: Claudia, you're smarter than this. I would've thought you figured it out by now. I want everything. I want everything that Sonny has. I want his money. I want his power. I want his wife. And you know what? I want you to make me a drink. Make sure it's the good stuff.
Claudia: Why don't you make it yourself?
Ric: Why don't you pour it for me? I'd like it better.
Ric: Something about this seems very right. You jumping through hoops is going to make me happy.
Claudia: Here you go. I hope you choke on it.
Ric: Oh, you're so sexy -- very, very sexy when you're pissed. You know that?
Ric: Why don't you go over there and take your clothes off. And do it real slow, like you like me.
Jason: I can see that this has been hell for you, and it's got to be the same for Patrick. Because I remember when Carly had postpartum, and I'll never forget the look on her face when she realized that she could not even touch her own baby. I would have done anything for her. But there was nothing I could do.
Robin: I know this must be really hard on Patrick. But telling Carly? Come on. I know she's your best friend, but you know our history.
Jason: What does it matter? Carly suffered from the same disorder as you. If she can give Patrick some advice that could help you both, why not take it?
Robin: I don't know. I just wish Patrick was more like you -- less morally superior and more supportive.
Jason: Well, I don't know Patrick well, but I do know that he's a good doctor, and he's a good guy. And right now he may not be doing or saying everything right, but I'm sure all he wants is for you to get better.
Sonny: As you know, I've known Robin a long time. I know how she copes. I know the tools she uses. She's had to go through a lot in her life. The person she loved dying of AIDS, getting diagnosed herself, living with HIV -- through that she's had an incredible support system. But she has this stubborn, intense independent streak. She wants to do everything herself. She wants her own resources, and she has many.
Patrick: You definitely know my wife.
Sonny: Yeah, she's strong. She's reliable, responsible, but she's never let herself down until now. And here's what I'm thinking, Patrick. I'm thinking that maybe her system has failed her. Whatever she used in the past to get over a crisis is not working anymore. And the chemical imbalance makes her emotionally unstable. And I can tell you right now, I can understand what it's like to want to get away and be someone else for a minute.
Patrick: Yeah, I mean, that all sounds reasonable. So what do I do?
Sonny: First and foremost, you got to take care of Emma. Whatever you and Robin are going through is going to make you guys stronger. Emma doesn't really know what's going on. Maybe she just feels that her mother is not 100% emotionally available. But you have to make up for that.
Sonny: Second of all, I think -- I know it's not easy. You got to make it okay-- you got to make it okay for Robin, you know. Give her the time and space she needs to deal with whatever she needs to deal with. Don't second-guess her. Don't doubt her. Have some faith. Personally, I think you're going to get through it.
Ric: For somebody who hates me, you sure were enthusiastic.
Ric: Feeling manipulated, aren't you?
Claudia: Oh, I wonder why.
Ric: That's the only way I can get you to see reason, Claudia. You're so infatuated with being Sonny's wife. You'll be disillusioned soon enough. Then you'll come crawling back to me willingly.
Claudia: Don't count on it.
Ric: Well, at least you can't kill me.
Ric: I know how you think. A problem comes up for you, you kill it. But you can't do that to me.
Claudia: I wouldn't be so sure.
Ric: I'm very sure. You ever heard the expression, "in the event of my death."
Nikolas: What happened?
Rebecca: Something's wrong. I have to be biopsied.
Patrick: I thought you might be here.
Robin: I'm really sorry I blew up like that.
Patrick: Me, too. Robin, we need to be able to talk, you know?
Robin: I can't -- not right now. I'm all talked out. I'm not trying to be mean or evasive. That's the truth. That's what you want, right?
Patrick: You're talked out.
Robin: I'm sorry. Jason was here. He's a good listener. I was able to get some things off my chest, and -- I am sorry. I'm just done. I need to sit with what I'm feeling.
Patrick: Robin, I'm your husband. The talking should be between us.
Robin: I know, and I am honest to God doing the best I can right now.
Patrick: Okay. Well, when you do get there, I hope you can open up with me like you do with Jason, because I know there's more going on than what you've told me.
Jax: Jerry should have gone to prison after he held half the town hostage. But he convinced me that he wanted to change his life, and I believed him. I covered for him, Michael. And that gave Jerry time to form alliances with people like Claudia Zacchara and Ian Devlin. My brother didn't pull the trigger, but he was part of the operation. It doesn't matter that nobody knew that you were going to be there or that your father was the intended target. The unthinkable happened. And I have to own my share of the responsibility. I had a chance to come clean with your mother, but I didn't. I didn't say anything. I don't think I'm going to. See, we're back together. It's been a long time coming. She's really happy right now. I don't want to sacrifice that. Because if Carly ever knew what I allowed Jerry to do, I'm afraid that I'd lose her forever.
Claudia: What's this nonsense about your death?
Ric: There's a copy. I made a copy.
Claudia: Of what?
Claudia: Of what?
Ric: [Slurred speech] The DVD. Jerry's DVD. In the event of my death, it'll be sent to Sonny. He'll know what you did to Michael.
Claudia: Who did you give it to?
Ric: As if I'm going to tell you?
Claudia: You don't dare go to sleep on me. Hey, Ric. Ric, where is that DVD?
[Knock at door]
Sonny: Claudia? Can I come in?
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