General Hospital Transcript Thursday 5/14/09
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Lucky: Hey, thanks for being understandable and flexible with the boys' schedule.
Elizabeth: Oh, sure. No problem. When you called, it sounded like something heavy was going down.
Lucky: Yeah, it was a drug bust. All hands on deck kind of thing. No notice.
Elizabeth: Comes with the job.
Lucky: Yeah, thanks for being understanding.
Elizabeth: Well, I used to be married to a cop.
Elizabeth: Oh, you should know that tomorrow is grandparents' day at Cameron's school, so he might be wondering where Luke is.
Lucky: Well, he might as well learn now, never make the mistake of depending on grandpa.
Elizabeth: Ah, this is about Luke. Did he take off again?
Lucky: That's the least of it.
Luke: There's lights behind the door. See if there's any electricity. All right. Excellent.
Ethan: You have got to be kidding me.
Luke: No. No, I ain't kidding you. She's a little worse for wear, but, man, this place could be sparkled right up.
Ethan: Well, even if it did sparkle, it doesn't seem like it would really be Holly's style, right? It would only place herself in the center of the action.
Luke: Well, that's what this was. Once, a long time ago. The center of my world.
Ethan: So you know it, then?
Luke: Oh, yeah. I know it well.
Sonny: Hey. [Groans] What have you got?
Claudia: Espresso. And a little something to eat.
Sonny: Oh, that's very thoughtful of you. Thank you.
Claudia: Yeah. How are you holding up?
Sonny: Well, as to be expected. You know, tired and just apprehensive.
Claudia: Did you get any sleep?
Claudia: I hated leaving you here.
Sonny: Well, you know, there's no point in both of us being zombies. But I do appreciate that you stayed this long.
Claudia: Where else would I be? You're my husband, Sonny. This is where I belong. Right by your side. Through thick and thin, right? Right?
Claudia: I never realized. Look how perfectly our hands fit together.
Sonny: Listen to me. There's something I need to tell you.
Claudia: You want a divorce?
Sonny: Why would you have to go there?
Claudia: I don't know, just conditioning. You know, whenever things are going good, I just -- waiting for the other shoe to drop.
Sonny: No. All the threats I made to you and everything, just throw that out the window.
Sonny: You're pregnant, right?
Sonny: You're going to have my child, and no matter what I feel, whatever, no matter -- I could never harm you. So just -- I just want you to be honest with me.
Sonny: Did you have anything to do with Michael's shooting?
Monica: Any change?
Jason: It's even harder to see him like this since the operation. I mean, for a minute, there was hope. What do you think?
Monica: I'm sorry, Jason, I don't think he's going to wake up.
Carly: What the hell are you doing?
Elizabeth: So, Luke is gone again, but that's not what's bothering you?
Lucky: There's a bigger picture. Luke, he took off to Singapore. With a running buddy this time.
Elizabeth: He's cheating on Tracy?
Lucky: Oh, that's funny. No, he cheated on my mother.
Elizabeth: Okay, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Lucky: He thinks that Ethan Lovett is his son with Holly Sutton.
Elizabeth: Who is Ethan Lovett?
Lucky: Luke's new running buddy. The now so-called bartender at the haunted star. He just happened to show up one day, out of the blue, his hand in the till, if you can imagine that. I mean, what better way to get my father's attention?
Elizabeth: Okay, let me see if I've got this straight. Some grifter named Ethan has showed up into town, claiming to be your father's son? And now -- what, they're on vacation together?
Lucky: Hell if I know, because I don't give a damn.
Luke: The 80's was a very dangerous decade for me. I was not exactly what you would call a popular man. I bounced around a lot, because everybody who didn't want to drive a stake through my heart wanted to put me in a cage. I was always one step ahead of disaster, trying to make a dishonest living.
Ethan: That sounds colorful.
Luke: Yeah, colorful, I'd say. So, anyway, I'm in South America, see, in Argentina. Buenos Aires. Land of the tango.
Luke: And I fall into this sweet scam, art scam, involving this masterpiece by a Dutch painter named Vermeer. You know that guy?
Ethan: Oh, yeah.
Luke: Good, you're educated. It was priceless, and it had disappeared during World War II. Now, art lovers are just like well-dressed gamblers. Remember that, dodge, because it's the same game. So I got this nice little bidding war going between this international clique of very shady high rollers.
Luke: It was excellent. I stood to make a fortune. Until one of the participants decided to eliminate the competition. I was ordered to make the hit. If I didn't ice one of the bidders to scare the others off, they were going to do something terrible to my family.
Ethan: You brought your family with you?
Luke: Well, in those days, yeah. Wherever I went, Laura and Lucky were right there with me. Anyway, it was disastrous. I couldn't get them out of Argentina. I didn't know what to do, so I took a big risk. I decided to bolt and hope that the hired guns would follow me. And it worked. So I detoured them here, to Singapore.
Ethan: Where Holly Sutton was spending some time.
Luke: Yeah, she was. And both of us wandered in here one night, both trying to escape our private hells. Both thinking we were going to die. Some would call it luck. I call it destiny.
Ethan: Some would call you a player.
Luke: No, I'm just a guy. I'm just another poor sot on this miserable speck of dust. Anyway, three weeks later, I was able to get my family out of Argentina, settle them in morocco. And Laura was very generous. She was amazing. She didn't hold it against me.
Ethan: Well, yeah. She probably didn't know you were dogging around.
Luke: Oh, she knew. Women always know. Women have infallible radar when it comes to other women.
Ethan: So, here you and Holly were, huddled together, thinking you're going to die.
Luke: Yes, until fate stepped in, played D.J., and cranked up the soft jazz.
Woman: Hi. How's it going?
Dr. Brown: Good morning, ladies. Does anyone have something specific they'd like to address today? Robin: Um, okay, I guess I'll go. Um, I've been calling home every day, and I'll ask my husband or my nanny to put the phone to my daughter's ear so I can tell her that I love her. I don't think she understands me. I mean, not just because she's a little baby, but because I haven't shown her that I love her. I don't know. How do I make up for that?
Woman: You have this little bundle that you love and you adore and everything is supposed to be magical. Like you said, you look at the magazines and everyone is so joyful. Second woman: I was raised to believe that mothering is a natural instinct. And when I didn't feel the way I thought I should, I panicked.
Woman: They're breast feeding. Which I think was the beginning of my downfall. Breast feeding did not go well. It was a horrible experience. There was no bonding at all. Every time I tried to put him on me, he was crying, I was crying, everybody's screaming.
Second woman: I would look at pictures of moms and their babies in these parenting magazines, and it just looked so natural. And I felt so awkward holding her, and I thought that if I could just have a little bit of what they had, I would be okay.
Dr. Brown: You know what's insidious about this disease is that the symptoms, while they are often common or overlapping, everything is so different for everyone. You know, there is no two experiences that are exactly alike.
Woman: That's why I didn't recognize it. I'd only heard the horror stories. Robin: Definitely hard to talk about, too.
Woman: I didn't kill my child. But that's one part of the spectrum.
Second woman: And if you admit it, people think, "oh, my gosh, you're one of those mothers."
Second woman: And so you don't even want to talk about it.
Third woman: If you're going through a break-up and you admit it, then they might take your daughter away from you. Or your son.
Second woman: I sometimes felt they should. That I knew anybody out there could do it better than I could.
Fourth woman: And then when she starts crying, I just want to hurt her.
Woman: I just couldn't seem to get this together. I mean, I had a career. I was a successful person. I can micromanage with the best of them. But I couldn't seem to make four hours work.
Monica: Carly, I am so sorry. I apologize. The last thing in the world I want to do is upset you. And believe me, I am hoping and praying that Michael wakes up. Nothing would make me happier. I'm sorry.
Carly: If you're going to defend her, don't. Don't.
Jason: Could you just stop? Stop, okay? This is how you act when you're tired and you're scared. Will you please try to calm down?
Carly: I am tired and scared.
Jason: Carly --
Carly: And I don't know how I'm supposed --
Jax: What's going on?
Jax: What did you say to her?
Carly: He didn't say anything, okay? He's just trying to calm me down because -- never mind, okay? The only thing that matters is Michael and focusing all of our positive energy to Michael so he will come back to us.
Claudia: I get why you have to ask me that, because I grew up in a violent world, in a violent life. And if you crossed somebody in my family, then you were disposed of. I mean, that's what we grew up with at the breakfast table, like Michael. Um, I would have wanted to have been Michael's friend. I would have wanted to have given him some guidance and shown him some compassion. What I would not have done is put him in a coma.
Sonny: Of course not. Not intentionally. I mean, the one thing we know about that night is the bullet that hit Michael was meant for me. The way I see it, there are four people who had reason to want me dead. Jerry, because he wanted to run drugs through Port Charles. I wouldn't allow it, so his money maker was screwed. Ric, because from one second to the next, he doesn't know if he loves me or hates me. Your father, because he's my biggest rival. And you, because I threw your brother into a padded cell, beat him senseless, kidnapped him, so it's justifiable.
Claudia: Look, if I had done that, it would have been justified, and I wouldn't be afraid to admit it.
Sonny: Oh, yeah, anybody would understand that.
Claudia: Look, when you grow up in my family, you can't be afraid of death. If you're going to walk that very dark line of being willing to take somebody's life, then you have to be willing to lose your own.
Claudia: So I'm going to tell you this. I did not do this.
Carly: Okay, look, this is officially a no-negativity zone. Patrick performed a brilliant surgery. Michael needs positive energy. If anyone comes in here saying he's not going to make it or he's not going to wake up, tell them to get the hell up and not to come back.
Jax: I understand what you're saying about positive reinforcement. It's a powerful tool, and we should use it.
Carly: Thank you.
Jax: But don't forget, you still have a son at home and a baby on the way. You can't focus all of your energy on Michael. You need a little left for them.
Jason: I'm going to try to catch up with Monica.
Monica: Thank you.
Jason: I'm sorry.
Jason: About Carly snapping at you.
Monica: Hey, there's no need to apologize. I know exactly what she's going through. I did the same thing when you had your accident. I was desperate for a miracle. I had a white-knuckle grip on hope. I prayed to God, I prayed to any entity that I thought was going to listen to me. And you did come back. You weren't the same, but you came back. I'm just -- I just don't think it's going to happen with Michael. But that's my professional opinion. I could definitely be wrong. I mean, patients -- they beat the odds every day. It's just, if I am right, Jason, Carly is going to need you. And you're going to need her.
Claudia: If I were responsible for what happened to Michael, I would have had an abortion, no matter what you wanted. I wouldn't have been able to live with myself carrying your child, knowing what I had done.
Sonny: I'm struggling with this, you know? But, because of -- for the sake of the baby, I choose to believe what you're telling me is the truth.
Claudia: Thanks. I'm going to go.
Sonny: Where you going?
Claudia: I'm going to go home for just, you know, a bit.
Sonny: Well, you don't have to leave.
Claudia: I have some things that I need to take care of and errands, and this way, you can just focus all of your attention and your energy on Michael, okay? I'll be back.
Sonny: All right.
Sonny: All right. All right. All right, all right. Okay, she's gone. Why were you working so hard to get rid of Claudia?
Lucky: The one thing that kills me is Luke wants this loser to be his son. He insisted on a DNA test. Ethan wanted no part of it. I mean, can you imagine that Luke actually wanted to be somebody's father?
Elizabeth: Wow. This is a lot to process for me. I can only imagine what it must be like for you.
Lucky: I'm not jealous, if that's what you mean.
Elizabeth: No, more like disillusioned. What were the DNA results?
Lucky: He didn't bother to tell me.
Elizabeth: Lucky, I'm so sorry.
Lucky: I don't know why I should expect anything from him, because I don't. I mean, I really don't. I mean, not for myself. But I honestly believed that he gave my mother the best he had to offer. Yeah, I guess not.
Luke: So, I staggered in here because I'd been shot and I was trapped. I thought my ticket had been punched.
Luke: And then, all of the sudden, shimmering like a mirage in the oasis, there she was, standing right there in that doorway. My English rose. I thought I was hallucinating.
Ethan: Timing is a beautiful thing.
Luke: Mm-hmm. Holly's always had impeccable timing. So, she took me in, she patched me up, she hid me out. Took a stroll down memory lane, had a few laughs. And, uh -- well, you get the idea.
Ethan: Wait a minute. This is it. You think this is where I was conceived?
Tracy: All right, where is she, you son of a bitch?
Elizabeth: It is so unfair that all those years, you and your mom were on the run with your dad, you guys lived in his world, and you played by his rules. And as long as that was the status quo, everything was good with Luke. But then you grew up, and you became your own man. You took the reins of your own life, as it should be. He just can't handle it.
Lucky: Mr. Live and let live. He never really forgave me, I guess. For becoming a cop. Now he finally found a way to punish me for it.
Tracy: There is only one reason you would travel halfway around the world to a Chinese restaurant, and that's Holly Sutton. Where is she?
Luke: Not here.
Tracy: Ha. Show your face, you home-wrecker. Oh, relax. They're with me. It certainly took you long enough to get here. What do you think -- whoa!
Luke: Hey! Easy on the wife.
Tracy: You're not supposed to get me, you idiots. The English slut is the one you want.
Jax: You know that I love Michael as if he were my own son.
Carly: I do.
Jax: I like to think that I'm being helpful.
Carly: You are. You're being helpful. I'm just starting to feel like now you want me to give up, and I can't do that. I can't do that.
Carly: Hi. What's going on?
Patrick: I was hoping we wouldn't have to have this conversation, but at this point, Carly, it would be unethical not to.
Carly: No. Michael needs more time.
Patrick: The anesthesia wore off hours ago. At this point, there should have been some sign that the connections in Michael's brain were repaired.
Carly: Okay, you said that the surgery went exactly as planned and that you accomplished everything that you wanted to accomplish. Are you now saying you changed your mind?
Patrick: No. The electrodes were precisely placed. They were firing at the proper times, proper rates, and there was no damage to the surrounding area.
Carly: Great. I don't want to hear any more. I'm done. Michael will wake up when he's ready. Excuse me.
Jason: I'm all about Carly right now, making sure she doesn't get upset. And I know Claudia upsets her.
Sonny: Absolutely. I understand all that. But the reason I want Claudia here is the same reason I'm so receptive to her. Like I said before, I'm setting her up.
Claudia: Do you have a death wish or something?
Ric: Well, actually, I have a lot to live for now, thanks to you.
Claudia: Ric, come on. Give it up, please? This is Sonny's baby. It's not yours.
Ric: Ah, you hope so. Since you can turn that child that you have inside of you, substitute it for the one that you turned into a piece of furniture, right? You look tired, Claudia. It must be exhausting mustering up all that phony sympathy for Michael.
Claudia: It's not phony.
Ric: Oh, come on, Claudia, this is me you're talking to. The only person you feel sorry for is you.
Claudia: Well, it doesn't really matter what you think, does it?
Ric: You know, I'm getting concerned about you. Every time I see you, you're a little bit more delusional.
Claudia: What do you think, Ric, that I don't talk to my husband? We had a very serious conversation wherein he asked me point blank if I had anything to do with Michael's shooting, and I told him I didn't. And you know what? He believes me.
Ric: Oh, no. See, correction, he wants to believe you.
Claudia: It doesn't matter. Same difference, okay? You know what, even if down deep somewhere, on some primal level, Sonny knows what I did, he'll let it go. Because he'll understand that that's what he deserves for the life he chose. We're bonded, Ric, by darkness, forever. There's nothing you can do about it.
Ric: Well, that's beautiful, and remains to be seen. But while you're working on your award-winning performance, I've got a court order for a paternity test.
Claudia: Let me see that.
Ric: No, I'll hang on to it.
Claudia: Why are you doing this?
Ric: Why do you think? Look, my brother may be stupid enough to trust you, though I highly doubt it, but I am not. And I've had personal experience where DNA tests are concerned, and how they can be doctored when left in the hands of a mother. I'm not having my child stolen. Alexis tried that trick with Sonny, and you're not going to do it to me.
Claudia: So what does this paternity test mean? You're forcing me to have an amnio?
Ric: No. But the minute that child pops out, he or she is going to be tested. And if you decide to have an amnio during the pregnancy, I need to be informed of the result.
Claudia: What do you think is going to happen, Ric? I mean, what if you're right? What if it is your baby and Sonny finds out about that? You think he's just going to shift over into the uncle role? I think it gives him the excuse he's looking for to kill you.
Ric: Well, I guess I'm just going to have to take that chance, huh? But, you know, before I died, I might be compelled to tell my brother all the little things about his wife that he doesn't know. For instance, you tried to kill me under his own roof after a little romp in the hay to keep me quiet about what you did to Michael, right?
Claudia: Cards on the table, Ric.
Ric: That wasn't nice.
Claudia: What do you want?
Jason: So you set Claudia up, making her think that you want her here for what?
Sonny: Come over here. There's one inescapable fact here. Claudia is pregnant with my baby, okay. I'm not going to run away from that. I'm not going to put all the responsibility on her. It's my sacred duty as a father to bring this kid into the best possible life that he can have, right? It's best that I don't hate the mother. The kid's going to have enough problems as it is.
Jason: Okay, do you want the truth, or do you need physical evidence?
Sonny: I've got to have proof. That's why I brought Claudia along and kept her here during Michael's surgery. I know that Carly doesn't want her here at all. But she actually did better than I expected. You and Jax, I know want to throw her out of the building, okay? Claudia is a good liar, but if you can see through her, okay, she can't hide what she wants. She's needy, and that need just comes right out of her, okay? What she wants is to be my partner, my wife, and that's her Achilles heel. That is her weakness, and I played right into it. You're going to love this one. I looked at her and I said, "Hey, there's not going to be any retaliation, just tell me point blank -- did you have anything to do with Michael's shooting?" And I looked at her in her eyes, and she was, like -- you know, didn't make a move or gestures.
Jason: She denied it.
Sonny: Of course she denied it. And now she thinks that I believe her. So her guards are down, right? And I get closer to finding out the proof.
Robin: I ended up taking off to Rochester and making up an entirely new identity.
Woman: I had an affair. I know that postpartum depression is supposed to take away your interest in sex, but I just felt so trapped and inadequate. I just wanted to be with someone who didn't know me at all.
Second woman: I didn't want to be touched, and I was always so unhappy. And I think it manifested itself in complaining. And my husband at one point said, "You need to just get over it."
Third woman: I did not understand that there was a problem. I thought everything that I was feeling was real.
Woman: I wanted to get my daughter to start bonding with me again. I would take a picture from those silly parenting magazines that I hated, I'd tear it out and I'd set it in front of me, and I'd hold my daughter, just trying to mimic the pose. I don't know any silly nursery rhymes, so I'd just start kind of making up a story or a song, and just kind of sing to her.
Second woman: I love my husband. He is a great guy. And I thought, oh, my God, if the one person who I love more than anybody and who loves me doesn't understand, then I am alone. And I felt -- I just felt nobody felt like I did, and especially my husband.
Robin: I'm lucky that I love my husband, that I'm still very much in love with him.
Patrick: Listen, I'm sorry that I wasn't able to help your grandson.
Monica: You're just figuring out that you're not God? Actually, I was a lot older than you when it occurred to me that no matter how smart I thought I was, or how good a surgeon I thought I was, I was going to come up short.
Patrick: Usually, I have handle on these kinds of things. It's just this case for some reason, it just hit me hard.
Monica: Well, you know why? You're a father now. You've got to get used to that. Because every kid you see on an operating table or even in a hospital bed is just going to have the face of your daughter. So you've got to be realistic about that, and know that you're not going to be able to save everybody. You're just going to do the best you can. See you.
Lucky: My mother -- she gave up everything she knew to stand by my dad and keep our family together, while he's off having an affair with Holly Sutton.
Elizabeth: Now, you don't really know that. I mean, what if the DNA results were negative, and this thing with Holly was just a one-night mistake? We've all been there, right?
Lucky: I am tired of giving my father the benefit of the doubt. So if he thinks that he can run off with his newfound favorite son, he's got another thing coming. I'm a cop. I'm trying to do the right thing, and I'm upholding this law. So if those two break it, they're going down just like anybody else.
Luke: Give the nice man your jewelry, honey.
Luke: Are you crazy, walking through town looking like a diamond mine?
Tracy: Oh, my God! These bazookas work for you? You bought them right out from underneath me.
Luke: What? That makes no sense. Give them your rocks before somebody gets hurt.
Ethan: Listen to the man, Tracy.
Tracy: You shut up! Do you think that I'm going to give you my jewelry so you can re-gift it to Holly Sutton? You guys are really starting to annoy me. Let go!
Tracy: Now that that's settled, where the hell is she?
Woman: A couple of months later, I started taking antidepressants, and I was so skeptical. It's the best thing I've ever done for myself.
Robin: And that's what was the hardest thing for me, because now that I'm taking them, I know intellectually that they're working, but I'm just sort of disappointed in myself that I had to do that in order to function.
Woman: Are you ever tempted to stop taking them again?
Robin: No, I know now that I've learned from my mistakes. Thank goodness.
Dr. Brown: Good.
Robin: I'm not supposed to stop taking them without Dr. Brown's supervision.
Dr. Brown: That's right.
Woman: Yeah, very important.
Second woman: I was in such a dark place. I felt like I had such a lead blanket on me. It was so heavy and so scary that I didn't ever want to go back there.
Robin: I don't know why. I don't know if it's a breakthrough or what's going on, but I feel like Emma’s okay. She's with her father, she's loved, and soon I get to go home, and I get to hold her, and I can't wait.
Patrick: How was your day? Better than daddy's, I hope. Better than Michael's. I'm going to let you in on a little secret, okay? See, daddy's not the hot-shot neurosurgeon you thought he was. It turns out there's miracles I can't make happen. You know if mommy was here, what she would say? She would tell me to get over myself, that I performed a nearly impossible surgery, and the odds were against me in the first place. Because she believes in me, and I miss that. I miss her. Do you miss her, too? You know when she holds the phone up to your ear and she tells you that she loves you? She means it with all her heart. Mommy's getting better, and she's going to come home to us very, very soon. We're going to get our family back, Emma. That's right. Me, you, and mommy.
Claudia: Who else knows about this court order besides us, Sonny's attorney, your attorney, Alexis Davis, Diane Miller? Because if Sonny already knows about this –
Ric: You know what? You are the only one in this room who gives a damn whether Sonny knows about this or not.
Claudia: That's what this is about, right, Ric? You want to use a little baby so you can finally feel like a man?
Claudia: Then what do you want?
Ric: My kid.
Luke: Spanky, there's no use hanging around here. Holly's nowhere to be seen.
Tracy: Then she's on her way. I'll wait.
Ethan: Well, what are we going to do about them? They'll be waking up soon.
Luke: Let's see if we can find a train track to drape them over.
Tracy: Holly Sutton, wherever you are, I will never let you hurt or take advantage of my husband in any way.
Olivia: Hey, what's going on?
Jax: You can cancel the work you ordered on Michael's room.
Jax: Because Patrick Drake, Michael's doctor, he seems to think that the surgery was not a success. And, of course, Carly won't hear it.
Carly: I don't care what anybody says. I'm never giving up on you.
Sonny: Hey, any change?
Carly: No. You just missed Patrick. He said he doesn't think Michael's going to wake up.
Carly: Yep, that's what he said.
Sonny: I'm sorry.
Carly: Don't be, because he's wrong.
Ric: You know, what you see as a bargaining chip is a miracle to me. I'm not going to let you rob me of it.
Claudia: Nobody is trying to rob you of anything. Ric, this is not your baby. Come on, for God's sakes.
Ric: Okay, well, at least we're going to know for sure, right, Claudia? Make no mistake. I will execute that order for a paternity test. Neither you nor Sonny are going to deny me my rights as the father of this child.
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