Port Charles Transcript Thursday 6/7/01

By John
Proofread by Beth

Ian: Someone let him out? And let him out of where?

Michael: He was in the cellar.

Ian: He was what?

Michael: I know how that must sound. But you must understand, my -- my brother's not well.

Ian: Do you want to elaborate on that? You got two doctors here.

Michael: Caleb's aggressive. He loses control easily. As a result, he's a danger to himself and others. He's violent. I was lucky enough to be able to maneuver him downstairs but somehow he was able to get out.

Eve: I did it, Michael. I opened the cellar.

Michael: You saw Caleb?

Eve: No! I didn't see anything or anyone. I didn't even know anyone was down there.

Michael: This is -- this is not good, not -- not at all.

Eve: Michael?

Michael: Not at all.

Lucy: I still can't get over her little face. She's 2 years old. My baby's 2. She -- she's got beautiful hair, doesn't she? It's gotten so much longer. And look -- every single one of her little teeth are in.

Kevin: She is beautiful.

Lucy: Yeah. Julie's doing it, isn't she? She's keeping her promise. She's taking very good care of her. I can tell. Look at that smile. Christina's very healthy and she's genuinely happy.

Kevin: You know, for years, I've heard parents say that the only thing that mattered to them was knowing that their kids were happy. I guess I never really understood.

Lucy: And now?

Kevin: Looking at you, looking at Christina, makes all the sense in the world. And I know you want to be with her. You've -- you've done everything you can to be with her, and you still would. But somehow knowing that she's healthy and she's happy gives you a sense of peace somehow.

Lucy: I know. It sounds so weird, but it -- it's true. You're absolutely right. It's kind of funny, huh?

Kevin: Not to me, not at all. Now that I have a daughter of my own, it makes perfect sense. I think the worst thing for me was if Livvie was in pain or hurt, and I didn't know about it.

Jamal: All right, look, we're all feeling what we're feeling. Ok? It's not going anywhere.

Livvie: Jack's dead. We buried him, and nobody can know.

Jamal: Yeah, but we got to talk about it, Livvie.

Livvie: No, there's nothing to say.

Jamal: Ok, well, maybe not now, but when there is, we got each other. Ok, remember that. And if there's nothing to say, there's plenty to do, so let's get started.

Alison: Jamal, can we please take just a few minutes?

Jamal: No, Spunky. We don't have them, ok? We got to get to work on nailing Zach for what he did to Jack.

[Knock on door]

Jamal: It's Chris.

Alison: Chris? Jack's brother Chris? What do we tell him?


Alison: What do we do?

Jamal: Nothing, nothing, nothing. We get rid of him, ok? That's it.

Alison: Wait, wait, wait! Your shirt, your shirt, your shirt.

Livvie: Yeah, my shirt.

Alison: Ahem.

Livvie: Ok.

Jamal: Yeah. Yeah, can I help you?

Chris: Hey, how's it going? Look, I really need to come --

Jamal: Hey, you know what? We're closed. Do me a favor -- can you come back tomorrow, ok?

Chris: No, no -- no, actually, it's not ok. I'm not here about a bike. I need to see my brother.

Jamal: Your brother?

Chris: Yeah, my brother -- Jack. Where's Jack?

Chris: You going to stand there or are you going to tell him I'm here?

Jamal: Well, I can't tell him anything. Jack's not around.

Chris: Where is he?

Jamal: He's gone.

Chris: Gone? What do you mean, gone? Where'd he go?

Livvie: What do you care? What do you want him for all of a sudden?

Chris: Nice to see you, too, Livvie.

Livvie: What's this about, Chris?

Chris: I don't need a reason to see my own brother. We're family.

Livvie: Oh, now you're family? Well, where the hell have you been for the past six months, Mr. Family? Where was Jack's family when he first came into town and he had to live in a shack by the river, huh?

Chris: Just slow down.

Livvie: You didn't care about family when you were trying to get me into bed, did you? When you did everything you could to keep us apart, when you wasted the time we could've been spending together.

Chris: Would you take it easy?

Livvie: Oh, take a hike, Chris. Jack's gone, ok? He left and he's not coming back, so you can take your little family routine and shove it because the only real family Jack ever had is standing right here telling you you're too late. You're too damn late.

Alison: Livvie -- Livvie --

[door closes]

Chris: What was that all about?

Alison: About what a creep you are -- that's what it was about.

Chris: Anybody want to tell me what's going on around here?

Jamal: Whoa, whoa. We already told you everything you need to know, ok?

Chris: Whoa.

Jamal: No, don't start with me. We're closed.

Chris: No, no, listen to me. I don't know what's going on, but I'm not leaving until you tell me where I can find my little brother.

Eve: Why didn't you ever tell me about your brother?

Michael: I thought he'd got control of his temper. I --

Ian: What set him off?

Michael: Please. Let me start by saying I -- I love my brother very much and I only want what's best for him. He had come for a visit. Things started off the way they always do -- we were happy to see one another. We were having a good time. And then Caleb -- he just gets angry, and when he does, he explodes. I was praying for him here in the chapel when he came up behind me and he vowed to destroy the monastery. Of course, I couldn't let him do that. So --

Eve: So you locked him up. And I let him out.

Ian: And he made good on his promise.

Eve: Michael, I think maybe your brother needs professional help.

Michael: Oh, Eve, I've -- I've tried many times. It's only made him worse.

Ian: If he can do this to a church, who knows what else he's capable of?

Eve: Ian's right. You know, maybe we should just go ahead and call the police and let them --

Michael: No. No police -- not ever.

[Knock on door]

Alison: Livvie? Livvie, it's me. Let me in, ok?

Livvie: Go away.

Alison: Livvie? Livvie, Jack was my friend, too. And you're the best friend I've got and I just want to help you if I can.

Livvie: Well, you can't. Ok? No one can.

Alison: You won't even let me try?

Livvie: Go away, Alison. No one can help. No one.

Alison: No one, huh?

Livvie: Oh. Oh, Jack. This isn't happening. Oh, God, please. Tell me this isn't happening.

Michael: I'm sorry I overreacted when you mentioned the authorities, but, well, there was a time when they were involved and they treated him terribly.

Ian: He needs some help. You know that.

Michael: I should try again. It's just I -- I worry about how much pain Caleb must be in.

Eve: I am worried about you. He could really hurt you.

Michael: Oh -- he can't hurt me -- well, not physically anyway. Instead, he cuts deeper. He attacks my faith, goes after it, pushes it to the limits every time.

Ian: And he does this --

Michael: He does it because I'm the only one that has any power over him, Ian. You see, I'm the only one that can reach Caleb. And I will, I promise.

Eve: You were very protective of him.

Michael: Oh. Eve, it's more instinctual than anything. I -- you see, Caleb and I, we're not just brothers -- we're twins, which creates a bond that someone who isn't a twin wouldn't understand. I feel -- I feel compelled to help him. He's the reason why I became a priest.

Ian: Why, so you can save him?

Michael: To balance out him being who he is, I -- I felt I had to dedicate myself to doing some good in the world.

Ian: And you think you can control a man like that, by yourself, forever?

Michael: I have for all these years. And something tells me I'll go right on doing it until the day I die.

Chris: I'm already an expert on stonewalling, so --

Chris: We both know there's something you're not telling me, Jamal. And I'm not leaving without an answer.

Jamal: You know what? I cannot give you what I don't have.

Chris: No, I think you can. You see, whatever problems Jack and I have had, we're still brothers. Nothing changes that. I'm not here to give him any trouble. I just want to talk with him -- or give him some help if there's trouble.

Jamal: You know what? You're pulling stuff out of the air now, ok? No one even said anything about trouble.

Chris: So he just woke up, packed up, and left -- no reasons, no forwarding address? Nothing, just like that?

Jamal: Yep. Yep, just like that.

Chris: Mm-hmm. I don't believe you.

Jamal: Well, you know what? That's your business, ok? And as far as that brothers bull, Livvie told you everything you needed to know about that. Ok? Why should we tell you a damn thing?

Chris: Because I can help him if he needs it.

Jamal: Yeah, well, he doesn't. You're too late.

Chris: Too late? What the hell does that mean?

Jamal: Yo, it means what it means! Ok? Jack is gone! But it's like we said. Ok? It's too late for that brotherly love. Ok? You should've thought about that when he was around. But he left. And all you're doing is wasting your time and mine. Get out. Now.

Chris: Ok, Jamal, do you even know where he is?

Kevin: Alison?

Alison: Kevin. The hospital said that you'd be here.

Lucy: Well, well, well, well. If it isn't Ms. Barrington. You know, you and Livvie missed your big Nurses Ball rehearsal, and why are you so dirty?

Alison: Uh, Jamal and I went out for a ride. Look, Kevin, I wouldn't bother you if it weren't important.

Kevin: You're not bothering me. Come on in. Have a seat and tell me what I can do for you.

Alison: It's not me. I'm not the one.

Lucy: What -- what do you mean you're not "the one?"

Alison: I'm not the one who -- look, I know that Jack has never been your favorite person --

Lucy: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Jack, what -- what about Jack? Something happened to Jack, didn't it?

Alison: Yeah. Uh, Jack is -- Jack is gone.

Kevin: He's gone?

Alison: Yeah, and he's not coming back. Livvie's upset. She's really bad.

Kevin: Wait a minute, wait a minute. Back up. You're telling me he just took off without any explanation?

Alison: Yeah. Nobody expected it to happen.

Lucy: That does not make any sense.

Kevin: Well, it makes sense -- oh, it sounds just like him. He drifts from town to town with no concern for anyone.

Alison: Look, none of that matters now, ok? Who cares how he left or why or whether or not he had a reason? Ok? I'm sorry, but Livvie is the only thing that matters right now. Ok, she's locked herself inside of Jack's room and she won't talk to me and Jamal. She needs somebody, Kevin. She needs her father.

Kevin: Uh -- well, I can come as soon as I can. I'm just not sure this is the right time.

Lucy: No. Doc, it's the perfect -- perfect time.

Kevin: Lucy, I'm not sure I should leave you alone right now.

Lucy: You're not going to. I'm not going to be alone because I'm just going to come with you, that's all.

Kevin: Are you sure?

Lucy: Yeah, positive. Doc, I lost my daughter. I don't have her with me now. But you have a daughter, and she's in a lot of pain. You need to go. That's all a parent needs to know.

Livvie: It's so cold in here. You know, I never minded with you close, but -- but, Jack, where's your sweater? The one I always loved you in? The one I always tried to steal? The one that you had to tickle me until I couldn't breathe to find it? God. Where is it? Where did it go? Oh, God. Oh, God, please don't do this. Please don't do this. It's so unfair. And don't you dare tell me that life is unfair because life was wonderful, and I finally had someone to share it with and -- and they took that away. They took that away -- Zach and Sam and his pack of -- oh. Oh, here it is.

Livvie: I want them to feel the way I'm feeling and hurt the way I hurt. Alison and Jamal can plan whatever they want to plan, but I am not waiting.

[Livvie sighs]

Livvie: I am going to destroy them, Jack, the way they destroyed you.

Jamal: Good news. I just got off the phone with a guy that got hurt racing for Zach a couple of races ago, ok? I tracked him down, he's willing to talk, everything. We're meeting tomorrow and we're going to -- what's wrong? What happened? Where's Livvie?

Alison: Probably still in Jack's room. I don't know. She locked the door, Jamal. She wants to be alone.

Jamal: Yeah.

Alison: She -- I can't help her. She won't talk to me. She won't let me in.

Jamal: Oh, come here. It's ok, baby. All right? It's ok. Just let it go. It's ok. I'm here.

Alison: How did this happen, Jamal? I don't understand. Jack can't be dead. We couldn't have buried him.

Livvie: Is this the Artery bar on West Oak Street, the biker bar? Oh, great. Is Zach Vernon there? You know who he is, right? Yes, that's him. Thanks a lot. That's all I -- what? Oh. No, no. Please, don't tell him about me calling him -- an old friend and I just want to walk in out of nowhere and surprise him, ok?

Ian: Ok. That's it, then. We're going to head home -- unless you need our help with something else.

Eve: Right, maybe we can help you find Caleb.

Michael: I'll handle that myself.

Eve: But I really feel weird leaving you here alone to handle all this by yourself.

Michael: I've been doing it for a long time. Besides, you two have a family of your own to worry about now.

Eve: Michael, thank you.

Michael: Oh.

Eve: And promise you'll keep in touch, ok?

Michael: Promise you'll invite me to the christening.

Eve: You got it.

Michael: Travel safe.

Ian: God bless. Come on.

Eve: All right.

Michael: I know you're here. They're gone, so you can come out now, Caleb. That's what this was all about, wasn't it? You want to see my reaction. You wanted to hear what I'd say to them about you. Well, you've heard it, you've seen it. Forgive me.

Michael: I've lied. I've lied for you again, Caleb, when I should've told them what you really are.

>> on the next "Port Charles" --

Eve: And all of a sudden, his brother comes in and just trashes the whole place. That's not just some family disagreement. That's pure evil.

Kevin: You don't have to hide it from us.

Lucy: We know about Jack.

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