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Port Charles Transcript
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Karen: I'm just finishing up, so if you're ready, if you want, I could drop by the Recovery Room.
Frank: Perfect. I'll be off in five minutes.
Karen: Ok. I'll see you soon.
Deneice: Well, someone's got a hot date.
Karen: As a matter of fact, he is pretty hot.
Deneice: Have fun.
Karen: Oh, I intend to.
Scott: Hey, Karen.
Scott: I've been looking for you. Look who's back in town.
Rhonda: Hi, sweetie.
Karen: Hi -- Mom.
Alison: Whoa. Look at you.
Jamal: Oh, you know, first day on the job and everything.
Alison: So you're really going to take it?
Frank: Take what?
Alison: Um, Jamal -- he got a job on the movie that they're filming in Port Charles.
Alison: He's a -- uh, well --
Jamal: I'm a gofer.
Jamal: Yeah. But, hey, you know, it's cool. It's -- it's money, right, you know?
Alison: Jamal, you really -- you don't have to take this. All right? I can cover bills until you find something else, really.
Jamal: Look, I have found something, ok? Everything's cool.
Jamal: All right. I'll call you later.
Alison: All right. Bye.
Alison: Good luck. This so bites! This job is so beneath him.
Frank: Hey, you have to start somewhere.
Alison: No, there's got to be something else out there that Jamal could really be into, you know? If I could just help him figure out what that is.
[Train bell sounds]
Lucy: Oh -- oh, my God! Oh, my God.
Kevin: "Oh, my God" is right!
Lucy: Look -- look, whatever happened, I mean, all that happened last night -- I just want you to know, don't get any ideas because nothing has changed. I am still absolutely furious with you!
Kevin: Good. I feel the same way about you!
Lucy: Well, good!
Kevin: Oh, how did this happen?
Lucy: I don't know. But it doesn't matter because it will never, ever happen again.
Kevin: You're right, not in a million years!
Lucy: Not in a zillion, trillion years.
Frank: You still here?
Alison: Yeah, I'm just drowning my sorrows.
Frank: In diet cola?
Alison: It's just really bumming me out seeing Jamal work such a totally lame job.
Frank: I know, but --
Alison: I mean, he's better than that. Don't you think?
Frank: Sure. I think that --
Alison: I mean, come on. He's responsible, he's quick on his feet, he's smart. He should be able to utilize one of those qualities, right?
Frank: Well, sometimes --
Alison: It's not like he doesn't have a lot to offer. He really does, you know?
Frank: Look, I know how you value my input, but I'm headed to the auction.
Alison: Auction? Wait, what auction?
Frank: Oh, it's -- it's no big deal, just a charity thing P.C. High is putting on in their cafeteria.
Alison: Oh, cool! I love going through people's stuff. I'll go with you.
Frank: But, I --
Alison: Oh, this is perfect! Frank, now I don't have to sit around here and feel sorry for myself and get depressed all day long. You've totally saved me. Thank you.
Frank: No problem.
Alison: Ok. So I'll just go get my coat. Ok, ok.
Frank: Great. Now how am I going to explain this to Karen? Hi.
Frank: Hey, Karen --
Karen: Frank --
Frank: There's something I have to tell you.
Karen: I have to tell you something.
Fran All right. Go first.
Karen: Well --
Rhonda: Hey! Frank Scanlon -- how the heck are you?
Frank: Hey! I didn't know you were back in town.
Rhonda: Give me a hug -- yep.
Scott: Yeah, she's moving back.
Karen: And guess what else. My mom and Scott will be joining us for the auction.
Scott: Is that ok with you, Frankie?
Frank: Hey, that's fantastic. The more, the merrier.
Rhonda: Hey, do we have time for a soda before we leave? I'm a little parched from the airplane.
Scott: Yeah. We'll get a couple of lemonades.
Rhonda: Good. Great.
Frank: You guys, find a table. Hey, could you get these guys something to drink? Thanks.
Karen: Frank, I am so sorry. She just came in and invited --
Frank: No, no, no, it's ok. I actually got myself in the same situation.
Karen: What do you mean?
Frank: Well, Alison's coming.
Karen: Well, this is turning out to be quite a date.
Frank: Hey, we'll make the best of it.
Karen: Yeah, absolutely.
Frank: Right, yeah. So, you ok with Rhonda moving back?
Karen: Yeah. It just took me by surprise. That's for sure.
Rhonda: I don't think it was a good idea me surprising Karen like this.
Scott: Why do you say that?
Rhonda: I don't know. Maybe I should just go handle the project in our overseas office.
Scott: No. What are you talking about?
Rhonda: Well, I mean, you have to admit, she didn't exactly seem happy to have me back in town.
Scott: Rhonda, she was just surprised to see you. That's all.
Rhonda: Hmm, no, I don't think so. I think she resents me for not being here when she was going through her rehab, you know?
Scott: Well, if that's the case, then you need to stick around and spend some time with her.
Rhonda: Well, ok. I hope you're right about that.
Scott: I'm always right, Rhonda. You know that.
Alison: Ok, so I am ready to go nab some bargains.
Rhonda: Yeah, well, so are we.
Frank: Alison, this is Rhonda, Karen's mother.
Frank: She and Scott and Karen are all coming with us.
Alison: Oh, cool! It's nice to meet you.
Alison: So you're Karen's mom and, Scott, you're Karen's dad, which means you two are --
Scott: Yeah, that's right. We're her parents.
Scott: She's also my overseas secretary.
Frank: Yeah, maybe we should get out of here before everything is picked over.
Rhonda: Hey, do not worry about that. If there's anything decent to be found at a rummage sale, I'm going to uncover it.
Karen: Mom, this is more of a charity auction. There's no rummaging.
Rhonda: Oh. Well, whatever, you know? There's always these great treasures to be found. Let's go.
Alison: Ok. Oh, I wonder what hidden treasures we will uncover today.
[Knock on door]
Conductor: Ms. Coe, I found another compartment. You and Dr. Collins won't have to share anymore. Ms. Coe -- pardon me. I -- I can see you won't be needing that other room after all.
Kevin: No, wait! Wait, wait!
Lucy: No, wait! Wait! Oh! Mr. Conductor Man, come back! Oh! Oh!
Lucy: Look what you've done!
Kevin: What I did?
Lucy: Yes. I told you a trillion, million, gazillion times this can't happen anymore. It's over between us and that I think you're nothing but a big, big fat jerk!
Lucy: You heard me several times. Hmm.
Kevin: I don't believe this. I don't believe you. Lucy, you spent the whole night and half the morning making the most incredible love to me. And now -- oh, forget it! You -- you -- I've had it, Lucy. You drive me absolutely crazy.
Lucy: Did you -- did you really think it was that incredible?
Kevin: Oh, as if you couldn't tell.
Lucy: Ok, I could tell. Oh. Doc, what are we doing? We can't -- we really cannot, cannot do this again.
Kevin: I know. Oh, God, how I know.
Man: Put it down, put it down.
Second Man: hey, later. Hey, yo, J. What's up? Come on, long time, man. Give it up.
Jamal: Yeah, and I'd like to keep it that way, man.
Man: Hey, whoa, whoa. What's your hurry, man?
Jamal: Look, man, I got to be somewhere, bro, so whatever you want, I ain't got time for it.
Man: Oh, well, I think you better make some time, brother.
Jamal: Look, man, whatever you got to say, Travis, make it fast, bro. I got a job to get to.
Travis: A job?
Travis: Oh, is that why you're all pressed out like that?
Man: Come on, man. Who you trying to kid, huh?
Jamal: Look, I already told you, man. I'm out of the numbers running.
Travis: Oh, what -- don't tell me that pretty girlfriend of yours made you go soft. Or you know what? Maybe Cedric was right about you because, no, he always said that you were a chump.
Jamal: Get out of my way, man.
Travis: Sure you want to walk away from two Gs for 10 minutes' work?
Alison: And he's so great, you know. He's such a babe.
Alison: And the best thing about him is, you know, he's so smart, you know?
Rhonda: Is he?
Alison: Right, Scott? Scott knows.
Scott: Oh, yeah, yeah. He's a smart guy.
Frank: Alison, why don't we table the Jamal discussion for now so we can all kind of look around.
Alison: I know. I guess I kind of have been going off. Sorry.
Karen: Hey, this is a great old clock. Look at this.
Alison: Oh, my God. That's so great. Jamal would totally love that for our apartment. I mean, how much -- how much is that?
Karen: Well, that's not how it works. You see, you have to write down your bid and then you put it in the box, and then at the end of the night, the person with the highest bid gets it.
Rhonda: So what are you going to bid on it, huh? How much?
Alison: Oh, yeah. I don't know, um, actually, but I saw a friend when I was coming in from school, so I think that I'm going to go say hi. Ok? Be right back.
Scott: Brother! Come on. Does she ever shut up?
Karen and Frank: No.
Rhonda: Come on, she's just bubbly and energetic, not like you when you were a teenager.
Scott: Hey, Karen, look. Caputo's barber chair. I might bid on it.
Karen: Yeah. Excuse me.
Rhonda: So --
Frank: So, Rhonda, you got your eye on anything?
Rhonda: I don't know. I really like these porcelain dolls here.
Frank: Oh, yeah.
Rhonda: Oh, my gosh. Look at this. Ah!
Frank: Oh, what, this old computer?
Rhonda: Yeah. My dad used to work on one of these when I was a little girl. I haven't seen one of these in ages.
Frank: Wow. It's got to be -- what, 25, 30 years old? You forget they actually made computers back then.
Rhonda: Oh. This wasn't exactly the Stone Age.
Frank: No. That -- that's true.
Rhonda: So is Karen happy?
Frank: Yeah. Yeah, she's the best I've seen her in a long time.
Karen: Well, since you asked, I am feeling better than I have been in a very long time.
Karen: I guess I just wasn't ready for my mom to move back.
Scott: Well, I guess it brings up a lot of bad memories from your younger days.
Karen: Yeah, and I thought I had gotten past that, but going through rehab this last time, it just all came back again.
Scott: You know, I could send her down to my office in the Bahamas down there and she could work there.
Karen: No, no. I don't want to run her out of town. I -- I just need time to get used to the idea. That's all.
Frank: Hey, I don't mean to interrupt, but there's a guy selling hot caramel corn over there. What do you say?
Karen: Um, I'm game, definitely. It's my favorite.
Scott: Oh, not me. I'm going to go find Rhonda.
Frank: Yeah, well, I think she's over by the Elvis stuff.
Scott: You know, she used to cut Elvis' hair.
Frank: Ah. So, how you doing?
Karen: I'm really glad that you're here.
Frank: Me, too.
Lucy: Ahem. Listen, I -- I'll go ahead and tell the porter, you know, that I'll take that other compartment.
Kevin: You don't have to.
Kevin: I'm getting off at the next stop. I'm going back.
Lucy: What about your ski trip?
Kevin: Suddenly, I'm not in the mood.
Lucy: Yeah. Well, I know what you mean. I am so mixed up, I can't even see straight at this point.
Kevin: Well, you were right about one thing.
Lucy: What's that?
Kevin: We can't do this anymore, Lucy. It'll drive us both insane.
Lucy: I know. Oh, Doc, I know. I know, you're right, but how do we stop? The universe keeps throwing us together like this and tempting us like this.
Kevin: Well, I think the universe is pretty twisted. I mean, this is like asking an addict to stay away from a drug.
Lucy: That bad, huh?
Kevin: Oh, worse. It's like I'm trapped on one of those spinning carnival rides that just goes around and around and up and down until all I can think about is how to make it stop. It's just --
Kevin: I never want to.
Lucy: I guess we've got ourselves quite a dilemma here, huh?
Lucy: This whole thing sort of reminds me of something a very wise old man once said.
Kevin: What wise old man?
Lucy: Uncle Bub on "My Three Sons."
Kevin: And what was uncle Bub's proverb?
Lucy: He said, "Love -- it's the only kind of fire you can't buy insurance for."
Kevin: Uncle Bub knew his stuff.
Alison: I know. I've been so out of touch lately. It's just because my life -- it's just been so full, you know?
Woman: Yeah. You almost seem like you're happy.
Alison: I am! I am so very happy!
Woman: Even though you're totally disinherited?
Alison: Marissa, it's not about the money. I'm happy because I'm in love.
Marissa: Oh! Is that the guy that I saw you with in the Recovery Room?
Alison: Yes, yes, yes, yes!
Marissa: Oh! He is so hot! If I were you, I wouldn't let him out of my sight.
Alison: No, no. I don't have to worry about that, thank God.
Marissa: You never know.
Alison: No. Me and Jamal are like this. He would never do anything behind my back.
Travis: It's simple, bro, ok? All you got to do is drive the car.
Jamal: I make two grand?
Travis: Hey, sweet, huh?
Jamal: Yeah. Yeah, I'll pass.
Travis: What, so you'd rather take some punk job pushing boxes around for $6 an hour?
Jamal: Look, man, I spent too much time on lockup, bro. I can't risk going back.
Travis: There's no risks here, man. Come on. Hey, Jamal, nothing's going to go wrong.
Jamal: Yeah, yeah -- famous last words. Look, man, I'll see you.
Travis: What about your girlfriend?
Jamal: What about her?
Travis: Got Valentine's Day coming up. You might want some extra money to buy her some bling bling, you know, show her what a player you are.
Jamal: Man, she don't care about diamonds and bracelets and stuff like that.
Travis: What, are you stupid? Come on, man. That's all chicks care about. Look, Jamal, this is easy bank. And the best part -- nobody has to know. Or you can just keep living off that sweet girlfriend of yours. I mean, hell, that's a good racket, too.
Man: Oh, I hear that, man.
Travis: Or, you know, if you've made up your mind, you've made up your mind, so, hey. Don't sweat it, man. Peace. Later.
Jamal: Yo, wait. I'll think about it.
Rhonda: So did you talk to Karen? Is she upset that I'm in town?
Scott: Well, you know, she's a little wary, but she loves you, Rhonda. She wants to work things out.
Scott: Yeah. I mean, you got to understand something -- she's got her guard up, you know? She just came out of rehab and all of that business.
Rhonda: Well, if there's anyone who can understand that, it's me, of course.
Scott: Of course? I know. I'm proud of you. You've been in dry-dock for sometime now.
Rhonda: Yeah, well, that wasn't easy, but I don't want to feel like I'm pushing something on her, you know, she's not ready to handle.
Scott: Well, you know what? You just got to take it, you know? Just take it easy. Just take it as it comes along, all right? Not too much.
Rhonda: Ok. I'm just trying to make up for all those years, you know, I messed up.
Scott: I know.
Frank: Hey, I think I'll bid on these. What do you think?
Frank: Ok, what's wrong?
Karen: Nothing. Why?
Frank: Oh, you seem a little distracted.
Karen: I'm sorry.
Frank: No, don't be sorry. Just tell me what's on your mind.
Karen: It's just -- I was looking forward to this day being about us. I mean, I even had it all worked out in my head how it would go.
Frank: Yeah? Tell me about it.
Karen: Oh, it's silly.
Frank: No! No, come on! I want to know.
Karen: Well, all right. Um -- first, I saw us walking together, just the two of us.
Karen: Walking and talking and laughing and pointing at all these weird things. And maybe we'd find something that we both had when we were kids like Atari or something.
Karen: And then you'd surprise me and buy it for me. What I didn't see was my mom coming into town out of nowhere and it just kind of threw me for a loop.
Frank: Yeah. Well, you know what threw me? You spending my money in your fantasy. Now I've got to live up to that.
Karen: No, you don't.
Frank: No, no. You pick out whatever you want in here and I'll put the highest bid on it.
Karen: Thanks, but I can't let you do that.
Frank: I'm sorry. This is non-negotiable.
Karen: Fine. Let's see. Hmm.
Karen: Oh, I'm stuck.
Frank: Oh. Here, let me -- let me. You know, I think this old relic wants you to take it home.
Karen: This thing?
Frank: Yeah. It's -- oh, it's cool. I was checking it out earlier. There.
Karen: Oh. Thanks.
Karen: So you -- you really think I should get this thing?
Frank: Why not? It could be fun.
Karen: It probably doesn't even work.
Frank: Yeah, you know, I'll bet we could get it running and who knows what kind of fun stuff we could find on it like government secrets or somebody's old novel.
Karen: Well, I guess it is the next best thing to Atari. Actually, it's nothing like Atari.
Karen: But you know what? It's kitsch and it's funky and I love it.
Frank: We aim to please, ma'am.
Karen: Well, you please very much.
Alison: Oh, my God. I know how I can help Jamal.
Kevin: Well, this is it, next stop coming up.
Lucy: So, what, you're just going to get off and take the next train back to Port Charles?
Kevin: Yep. What about you?
Lucy: Oh, I'm going to go on. You know, I'm going to go to the spa. I -- I really do need to get away.
Kevin: Get away or run away?
Lucy: Well, this running away business never seems to work for either one of us, you know? We just seem to run right back to each other. Um, listen, I think you need to get home. I think it's good. You need to talk to Eve because despite what's happened, she is still your wife.
Kevin: And you and I need to put some distance between us while I can sort this out.
Lucy: Right. And then, you know, we'll see.
Kevin: Lucy --
Lucy: Doc, I know. I know. You don't need to say it. I know there are lots and lots of obstacles.
Kevin: Seems like there have always been obstacles.
Lucy: You're right. It seems like we've just never quite been able to work it out. Maybe we never will.
Kevin: It's starting to look that way.
Lucy: Well, one thing we can do, though, Doc, is stop hurting each other. I mean, what -- what happened between us last night --
Kevin: I know, I know. It can never happen again.
Lucy: No, it can never happen again and it won't happen. I -- I mean it this time.
Kevin: I think we both really mean it this time.
>> On the next "Port Charles" --
Karen: I guess anything that rocks the boat scares me.
Frank: Does that include me?
Ian: We got married.
Kevin: When you were gone, I was lost. I managed to find my way back -- to Lucy.
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