Port Charles Transcript Tuesday 5/22/01

By John
Proofread by Beth

Michael: Lots of candles, no waiting.

Eve: Oh, and here I was thinking you lit that one for me.

Michael: And here I was thinking that you might sleep right through the day. Good dreams?

Eve: I don't even remember closing my eyes.

Michael: That exhausted from one walk in the woods?

Eve: Actually, I was. That and --

Michael: And?

Eve: And I'm pregnant.

Ian: What'd I tell you? Look at all the sunshine you're missing. There. Ok.

Arianna: You don't have to carry me around like a baby, Ian.

Ian: Well, I tell you what, once you start feeling better, you can carry me around for a while. How does that sound?

Arianna: Tell you what -- find me a donor, get me well, and your feet will never touch the ground again. So how does that sound?

Ian: It's a deal. Hey, it sounds perfect. Shake on it.

Arianna: Just like an American.

Ian: I'm going to hold you to it.

Arianna: You keep your side of the bargain, and I'll keep mine.

Ian: I'm working on it. Believe me, I'm working on it.

Lucy: Doc?

Kevin: Hey, welcome back.

Lucy: Oh. Wow. Sorry. How long was I out?

Kevin: Not long, just a few hours.

Lucy: How's Frank? Any change?

Kevin: I wish there was. His B.P.'s low, his breathing's more labored.

Chief: Traveling in time is taking a toll on his physical form. Holding the body in two separate places must be a terrible strain.

Lucy: Well, how long can he go on like this, and isn't it bad if he doesn't come out of the coma soon? Doc?

Kevin: If he doesn't come out soon, he's going to die.

Cookie: What are you doing here? If my dad sees you, he'll call the police.

Frank: Look, I'm sorry to bother you, especially during your sis--

Cookie: What do you want?

Frank: Look, something's happening to me, all right? I can't explain. I just -- all I can tell you is I'm -- I'm running out of time, ok? I just got to do what I came here to do. I got to find Karen and bring her back.

Cookie: I'm sorry. I still don't understand.

Frank: Oh. I'm not the person I told you I was.

Cookie: What do you mean, you're not?

Frank: I'm going to tell you the truth, all right? And after you hear it, you're probably going to want to call them to take me away, but every word of it is true. You got to believe me. You've got to trust me, ok?

Michael: May I tempt you off your feet?

Eve: Well, after all the hiking I've been doing lately, it won't take much tempting.

Michael: You have a right to spoil yourself a little.

Eve: Under the circumstances.

Michael: Wonderful circumstances. A baby is one of life's precious blessings.

Eve: Yeah. I'm grateful to have a second chance.

Michael: This isn't your first?

Eve: I lost a son.

Michael: I'm sorry.

Eve: It was a long time ago.

Michael: That explains the look -- sort of trepidation or sadness underneath the joy.

Eve: You see sadness?

Michael: For the child you lost, yes.

Eve: I don't think that's it. I mean, I will always miss my son.

Michael: But there's something else.

Eve: The man that I told you about last night --

Michael: The one that you love?

Eve: He's the father.

Michael: And that makes you unhappy?

Eve: He doesn't know that I'm carrying his child.

Kevin: Ian, we need to talk about Frank.

Ian: Is he worse?

Kevin: Little by little.

Ian: Well, he's not the only one. She's slipping away. What was I thinking, going back in time? All I'm doing is playing with people's lives. Frank's off God knows where, looking for a woman that may or may not exist so he can bring her back here to save Arianna's life.

Kevin: Wait a minute. I thought you were 100% behind all this voodoo. Ian, according to Lucy, you and Eve spent your whole spring break in the 1800s.

Ian: That was different. We didn't go back in time. We went back to past lives, relived them -- past memories.

Kevin: You're just telling us this now, now that there's another human being in that room who's about to lose his life? Ian, we have nothing. We have no idea how this herb works. We have no proof that it'll do what it's supposed to do. We don't have anything!

Ian: I know that.

Kevin: Well, then, won't you tell me something? Since you don't know any more than anyone else here, how could you encourage Frank to do such a thing?

Cookie: Frank, maybe you should lay down.

Frank: No, there's no time. Now, listen, I know you're beating yourself up for not being there when your sister died.

Cookie: I don't want to talk about this.

Frank: No, no, no, listen. I know you're hurting. I know you wish you could go back in time and save Carolyn, right?

Cookie: If I could only fix it.

Frank: Don't -- no. Even if we could change history, the most important thing you would learn is just to let it happen. Now, it'll be painful sometimes, sure, but it will be more wonderful than you ever imagined.

Cookie: Frank, why are you saying all of this?

Frank: Because I know, because I lived it. I'm living it now. It all happens for a reason. Cookie, we can't mess with fate. Just stopping long enough to open the door for someone can make all the difference in the world. It can change everything that happens from that moment on.

Cookie: Just opening a door can't --

Frank: Yeah, just opening a door. You've got to believe me.

Cookie: What's all this about, really? Just say it.

Frank: I have seen the future, Cookie.

Cookie: The future?

Frank: I live in the year 2001.

Kevin: Ian, you let Frank take that herb without knowing any of the risks.

Ian: Frank knew what he was getting into, he knew he was taking a chance, and he knew this was going to be different than it was for Eve and me.

Kevin: So what was that like, Ian?

Ian: It doesn't matter.

Kevin: Yes, it does matter! Anything that could shed some light on what's happening matters. Now, you need to tell me every last detail that you can remember about your experience with Eve and that herb.

Ian: That herb is just a catalyst. It allowed Eve and me --

Kevin: What?

Ian: It allowed Eve and me to go back to a place where our souls, two souls that were meant to be together, had met before. And the love that we felt then was as strong as it is right now, today.

Kevin: All right, fine. So what happened? You went to Frank?

Ian: No. Frank came to me, and he told me of someone that could save Arianna, someone that he loved more than life itself, only she was lost in time, and the only way to bring her here was --

Kevin: Was to go back there and change history somehow so she could exist in our time. Yeah, I know.

Ian: Yes. But he felt responsible for her not being here now. He was desperate to set things right.

Kevin: And you were desperate to save Arianna.

Ian: Yeah.

Kevin: Let's just assume that Frank is in 1973 and everything works out and he's able to change things around so that this Karen woman can exist in our time so she saves Arianna.

Ian: God willing.

Kevin: You and Eve ride off into the sunset together. Is that what you're hoping for?

Ian: Yeah. Is that such a terrible thing to hope for?

Kevin: You tell me. Look, I still happen to care about Eve, and I'm getting a little sick and tired of seeing her get hurt. What if Arianna suffers a setback? What if her body rejects the transplant? Have you thought about that? What do you say to her, Ian? "I'm sorry, I did everything I could, but I'm with Eve now." You and I both know that you wouldn't be able to turn your back on her. You couldn't do it now. You wouldn't be able to do it then.

Ian: What are you saying to me?

Kevin: I'm not saying. I'm asking. Say Arianna's cured, but what if the need is still there? What if she still needs you or the need pops up somewhere down the road? What about Eve then?

Eve: I'm sorry. I didn't mean to blurt out my deepest, darkest secrets without any warning.

Michael: It's the collar. And you're not even close to the record.

Eve: I know, but we still -- we haven't even known each other that long.

Michael: Long enough to have a feeling about trusting each other. I don't think it's doing you or the baby any good to hold these things in. Here's my guarantee -- anything you say won't go anywhere. He won't tell.

Eve: Ok. This man I told you about -- the father --

Michael: Your soul mate.

Eve: He's --

Michael: Married.

Eve: Unavailable. You know, he's got a lot to deal with right now, and he doesn't need to be distracted by any other burden.

Michael: Is that how he sees the good news?

Eve: No, no, no, no. Of course not. It's just that he has really important priorities, you know, things that need to come first. And I understand that. I even agree with him most of the time.

Michael: Oh, I see. So what are you planning to do with this soul mate and father who is otherwise engaged?

Eve: That's what's bothering me. I need to make a decision.

Michael: About?

Eve: My friend has offered to marry me and give the baby a home, two parents.

Michael: That's quite a sacrifice.

Eve: Yeah. He's quite a friend. And he is quite a character. And he's a really, really good doctor. And he knows me better than almost anyone. And he wants a family. He didn't have one growing up. And he can give us everything, everything we need.

Michael: Then what's the problem?

Eve: I'm not sure.

Michael: I think you are. Would you like me to put it into words? I don't want to overstep.

Eve: No, please, go ahead.

Michael: Then, Eve, I can't help but wonder how you or anyone could take the vows, marry someone you like when you've been with somebody you love.

Lucy: What is it? Any change?

Kevin: No. Nothing.

Lucy: Great, so we just wait.

Kevin: And we wait and we wait and Frank just keeps getting weaker.

Chief: Patience, doctor. You always carry tarot cards?

Lucy: Oh. Well, I did -- I mean, I use them for fortunetelling, you know, but not -- not anymore. I guess I just never got a chance to take them out of this purse.

Kevin: Wait a minute. Hey, hey.

Chief: What? What is it?

Kevin: Look at his eyes.

Chief: They're moving.

Kevin: Well, he's in REM sleep. He's dreaming.

Lucy: What does that mean? Does that mean he's coming out of it?

Kevin: I don't know. I don't know enough about how this herb works.

Chief: I've seen this before.

Kevin: And?

Lucy: And, chief, what? Is this good? Is it a good sign?

Chief: Well, feel his energy for yourself, Lucy. Here, give me your hand here. When the eyes begin to move this way, it often means the traveler's experience is growing more intense in his alternate universe.

Lucy: I feel it. It's like he's very, very excited or upset or something.

Kevin: Something what?

Lucy: Oh, Doc, I don't know. It's just emotional. It's very, very emotional.

Cookie: Stop it!

Frank: I know this whole thing sounds crazy. I can barely believe it myself, but it's true.

Cookie: It just doesn't just sound crazy. It is crazy.

Frank: Jim Croce's your favorite singer, along with Simon and Garfunkel, Carole King. You hate math. You love biology. And the name of the boy you have a crush on is Scotty Baldwin.

Cookie: And how do you know that?

Frank: I messed with time. I changed the way things are supposed to be, and I have to put them back.

Cookie: And how do you do that?

Frank: The computer -- the one that your dad put together -- I have to disable it somehow, take it apart.

Cookie: So by breaking my dad's machine you fix time?

Frank: I need your help, Cookie, even if you don't understand. This whole thing has been a leap of faith for me right from the very beginning, and I need you to take that leap, too. It's all in your hands now. I have to get to that computer, and you are the only person who can help me.

Cookie: First, tell me what happens to me in the future.

Frank: I can't, not without taking a chance of screwing things up worse than I already have. But I can tell you this -- you help me get to that computer, and I can promise you, you won't be alone. I give you my word on that. You won't be alone, and you will be loved. Please, help me.

Eve: Thanks for the ride.

Michael: Yeah, any excuse to be back out here again. We could put up a plaque.

Eve: It meant a lot to me, Michael.

Michael: Oh, you enjoyed cruising in the El Camino?

Eve: The sympathetic ear.

Michael: Ah, the sympathetic ear.

Eve: Yes.

Michael: Well, you are welcome to either one anytime. They're equally sympathetic.

Eve: I really appreciate it. I mean, running into you has been an incredible blessing. And as far as coincidences go, I'd say it's definitely a two-thumbs-up.

Michael: Well, if you're ever in the neighborhood again --

Eve: Hey, maybe we'll run into each other again someday.

Michael: Yeah. You take care of yourself.

Eve: Thanks. You, too.

[car door]

[car starts]

Eve: Ian? God, I can't believe --

Chris: Hey. I was wondering when you'd come home.

Eve: Chris.

Frank: It's all true, Cookie, strange as it sounds. It's all true. Believe me, I am begging you.

Cookie: Ok. Here. I don't know if I believe you, but take it.

Frank: Thank you. Thank you.

Cookie: Well, you better hurry. I'm sure my dad's getting drunker by the minute, and if he catches you at the house --

Frank: I'll be careful, and I won't let you down, I promise you.

Cookie: None of this makes any sense.

Frank: You're doing the right thing. That's all that matters. You are saving lives.

Cookie: I'm never going to understand.

Frank: Oh, sure, you will. You already do, as much as anyone can. You know your heart knows. And as crazy as all of this is, you know that everything I've been telling you is true, don't you?

Cookie: I'm never going to see you again, am I? This is goodbye.

Frank: In a way, maybe it is. But you will see me again. And I know none of that makes any sense either, but we will meet again, maybe not soon, but we will.

Cookie: I know. I trust you.

Frank: That's right. You can trust me. Trust me.

Cookie: I do. I don't know why, but I do.

Frank: Remember me, ok?

Cookie: I will.

Cookie: I will.

Lucy: Could you two possibly stop glaring at each other? There's enough negative energy in this room. We just need to think of positive things. Focus on that, right, chief?

Kevin: How's Arianna doing?

Ian: Sleeping. How are things in here?

Kevin: Have a look for yourself.

Ian: Is he getting worse?

Kevin: All his vitals are declining. Listen, folks, I know what's at stake here. I was willing to go along, but we can't keep turning a blind eye forever.

Ian: We gave him till the end of the day to do what he has to do.

Kevin: He may not have until the end of the day. We need to take him out of this coma now before it's too late.

>> On the next "Port Charles" --

Frank: Come on, Nellie. Speak to me.

Kevin: And if we don't do something now, he will die, and I won't let that happen.

Ian: Kevin's right. Let's bring him back.

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