Port Charles Transcript Thursday 2/27/03

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Rafe: So, caleb's alive again. Man, I thought we really had him this time. Hey, he got a silver bullet right through the chest, thanks to lucy. I went through the whole final ritual, and it wasn't enough. I did everything I know how to do, and he's still back. So what's going on? I mean, if you got some big master plan going on up there, big guy, now would be a good time to tell me. Hello? Boss, please. Dad. Look, here's the thing -- I know you're up there and you're looking down and you can see everything going on. So I just want to know, what is happening down here?

Casey: Hey. 3E5E98E3.JPG

Rafe: Casey.

Casey: Dude, I got to tell you, no joke intended, but your attitude really bites.

Jack: Finished. We're all gone, tess. Except it's over for good this time. You hear me? Oh, that's a cute one.

[Knock on door]

Alison: Jack?

Hey. Hi. What's going on?

Jack: Oh, just come on in, alison. Help yourself.

Alison: You didn't answer, so I just thought maybe --

jack: Yep, nothing like a warm welcome, huh?

Alison: Yeah. I was actually a little worried about you.

Jack: Worried about me? Don't be worried about me. I'm having a great time. Hey, come on, sit down. Join the bonfire. 3E5E9927.JPG

Alison: I can see that you're having one hell of a rager. Are you ok?

Jack: Ok? Alison, I passed "ok" six beers ago. I'm having the --

Alison: Hey --

Jack: Time of my life.

Alison: Easy, ok? Easy on this.

Jack: Alison, you see these eyes? Bloodshot, but they're open, and they're going to stay open. Caleb can have Tess, and he can have Livvie, too, because you know what? I'm done. Completely done. I'm done, I'm done, and I'm done.

Caleb: I don't want Olivia. I want you.

Caleb: Hey, it's ok. I wanted her for so long. I was wrong. 3E5E9973.JPG

Tess: How do you know that?

Caleb: You saved me, Tess. You brought me back. You listened to your heart against all odds. And when you poured your love into me, it -- it changed me. It changed everything. Do you know what that means?

Tess: No.

Caleb: It means it was meant to be. It means we were meant to be together.

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Rafe: So, you're back, huh?

Casey: You knew it was me right away.

Rafe: Well, you might look exactly like Marissa, but you got a whole different aura. And there's -- there's something else that's different about you.

Casey: About me? Guess who's a guardian angel. 3E5E99D4.JPG

Rafe: Did -- you made it?

Casey: Aha!

Rafe: That's great, great! Congratulations. That's amazing.

Casey: Yeah, yeah. You know, just hold the applause because we ain't got time, all right? Long story short, I got shipped down to help Ricky and my sister, so step one -- got rid of Marissa out of danger, took her place.

Rafe: Does Ricky know?

Casey: Clueless. And gorgeous as ever, and I am having a really hard time keeping my itchy little fingers off that pretty little --

Rafe: Ok, Casey, Casey, whoa, whoa --

Casey: Yeah, I know, I know. I know the stupid rules, the stupid angel rules. You don't got to tell me. 3E5E99F2.JPG

Rafe: I was never that good at following them myself, so -- tell me, how's everything up there? How's Ed?

Casey: Same old slave driver-with-a-harp self. But he misses you.

Rafe: I miss you, too, Dad.

Casey: You know, tight as his schedule is, though, he -- he took time off, called us all in to watch your wedding. And trust me, we cried like babies when you and blondie called it off. Oh.

Rafe: Yeah, well, we're back on track now.

Casey: Yeah, you and her, maybe, but I heard the big bat is back again.

Rafe: Yeah, and so are you.

Casey: Yeah, keeping both eyes on Ricky -- pretty cool gig, huh? 3E5E9A1F.JPG

Rafe: There's got to be some other reason why you're back here.

Casey: Yeah? What makes you think that --

Rafe: Wait, you know how.

Casey: "Know how"?

Rafe: That's why you're back. You know how to get rid of Caleb for good.

Alison: So you're really finished with Tess? Just like that, huh?

Jack: Yep. Just like that.

Alison: I don't think so.

Jack: I do think so, Alison. After what she did, not just to me.

Alison: You mean about bringing Caleb back?

Jack: Yeah, about bringing Caleb back. She brought that bastard back, and now we have to deal with the misery that comes with it. 3E5E9A42.JPG

Alison: I don't think that's how she sees it.

Jack: I don't care how she sees it. She did what she did, and now we have to pay for it.

Alison: Jack, I think that maybe you should just --

Jack: You're right, you're right. You -- hey, you were right all along, Alison. You said not to use tess as bait. Pat yourself on the back.

Alison: That's not fair. I never wanted to be right about this.

Jack: Oh, well, that's noble. Very noble.

Alison: Look, I never imagined that she would use her powers to bring him back.

Jack: Sweet, innocent Tess, full of love and compassion till she turned her back on us. 3E5E9A66.JPG

Alison: I don't think that she did it to hurt us.

Jack: Well, I think she did, Alison. It was right in front of my face. I just didn't see it. She was never mine, and she never was.

Alison: Ok --

Jack: No, Alison, save it. If she loved me, she wouldn't have betrayed me.

Alison: I think she feels like you betrayed her.

Jack: For her sake.

Alison: So she made a mistake. Everybody makes mistakes. She's your wife. You love her, or else you wouldn't be feeling so upset and acting this way, throwing bottles and everything else.

Jack: So? 3E5E9A8A.JPG

Alison: So, you'll probably always love her.

Jack: So?

Alison: So, are you really ready to just leave her behind? Are you ready to just wash your hands of everything? Of her?

Tess: How could you ever believe that we belong together when we both know that you love Livvie and I love Jack?

Caleb: He tricked you into doing something you never would've done on your own. I -- I don't think that's how love is supposed to work. You taught me that love isn't filled with betrayal. Real love is unconditional, and I -- I can see that every time I look in your eyes.

Tess: No, I helped you, that's all. But I don't love you that way. 3E5E9AC6.JPG

Caleb: There's more to what you feel for me than just trying to help me. You brought me back even though you don't know if Jack will forgive you or not.

Tess: If he loves me, he will.

Caleb: If he loves you. You're not sure, are you?

Tess: I mean, I know that I love him.

Caleb: To love and not know if you're loved back.

Caleb: You wanted me to be honest, Tess. All I'm asking is for you to do the same.

Tess: Be honest?

Caleb: And if you are, you'll realize what you've already proved to all of them -- that by bringing me back, you love me --

Tess: No.

Caleb: And that Jack means nothing to you. 3E5E9AFD.JPG

Tess: No, stop it! Just stop it.

Rafe: Casey, come on, answer me.

Casey: No, no, no, come on. Chill, dude, ok? You know I can't tell you how to defang the undead.

Rafe: The rules.

Casey: Look, even if I knew a way how to stop Caleb -- and I'm not saying that I do, but even if I did --

Rafe: Because I'm not an angel anymore --

Casey: You got it. No inside info. Got to find out on your own.

Rafe: Well, I've been trying to do that! It's not working. Caleb -- he just gets closer and closer to everything he wants, and I'm not getting anywhere!

Casey: You got to have -- 3E5E9B9C.JPG

Rafe: Don't say it. Faith, hope -- that's what I've been telling Ian and Alison the whole time. But you know, what they're having faith in is me, and I'm all out of moves.

Casey: Well, hey, just do what I do.

Rafe: What's that?

Casey: Fake it.

Rafe: You ever hear of a village called Turmistan?

Casey: No.

Rafe: It's where the last battle of the great war between the slayers and the vampires was fought.

Casey: What, to a draw?

Rafe: They won. Almost all the slayers were killed, and most of the villagers, too. When I was still in training, I was obsessed with this battle. I just didn't understand how all the bad guys could win. It just didn't seem possible. 3E5E9BC3.JPG

Casey: And it still doesn't.

Rafe: You know -- you know what's really scary? I'm starting to see how it is possible.

Alison: Well?

Jack: Am I ready to let go of Tess? I don't know. But I have to.

Alison: Over one mistake?

Jack: It's not about one mistake, Alison. Love is blind, and I'm in blinding love with the same person for the past three years. I just always find my way back to her, over and over and over and over and over again.

Alison: Ok, stop, just for a minute, please.

Jack: How many times do I have to realize that Caleb is the one Livvie and Tess want?

Alison: She's Tess now, and she loves you. She wants you. 3E5E9BF8.JPG

Jack: Yeeh, maybe if her life was her own. But it's not. She's drawn to Caleb. She can't help it. He controls her.

Alison: Jack --

Jack: No, it's bigger than I am. It's like it has this dark magic in it.

Alison: Just listen to me for one second, ok?

Jack: No, Alison, I'm done.

Alison: Jack --

Jack: I can't keep trying to break through this brick wall. It hurts too much inside.

Tess: I'm sorry, but you had no right to say that.

Caleb: Even if what I'm saying is true?

Tess: But it's not true. I'm married to Jack, and I do know what's in my heart. 3E5E9C22.JPG

Caleb: You're right, Tess. I shouldn't have said what I said. It's clear that you feel something for Jack.

Tess: I feel --

Caleb: What? What do you think you feel?

Tess: Love.

Caleb: Maybe. And gratitude. After all, Jack found you. He taught you his view of the world, taught you how to act, taught you how to speak.

Tess: And how to love.

Caleb: You knew how to love. From the moment I pulled you from Livvie, I felt that love even then.

Tess: But when I look at Jack --

Caleb: You feel gratitude. He helped you. So do I.

Tess: He was so kind, and he took care of me. 3E5E9C53.JPG

Caleb: But you're not that same little girl he found in the woods, Tess. You're a woman now. You have a mind of your own. And with that, you fought for the man you love. You wouldn't let me die. You couldn't. What does that tell you? That you're grateful?

Tess: No. No, I didn't feel grateful. I felt --

Caleb: Love. We're meant to be, Tess. If you search your heart, you'll know what I'm saying is true.

Tess: Oh, stop it, please. Don't say any more. You're just confusing me.

Caleb: That's the last thing I want to do.

Tess: All your words -- they keep swirling around in my head -- in my head and in my heart. 3E5E9D34.JPG

Caleb: Then I won't say another word.

Caleb: What do you see, Tess?

Tess: That you believe what you're saying. You don't want to hurt me.

Caleb: I'm sorry. It's hard to be so close to you and not touch you.

Tess: Because I don't belong to you. Not in the way you want. I'm married.

Caleb: Jack married you to keep you from me. But it didn't work. You chose me the minute that you put your hand to my heart, and you saved me. You chose me, Tess.

Tess: No. No.

Caleb: Tess --

Tess: Caleb, no, please.

Rafe: It's a question of balance, Casey. The bad guys got to win sometimes. That's just the way it is. 3E5E9D99.JPG

Casey: You're right.

Rafe: What?

Casey: I mean, I'm not going to snow you with all this B.S. About how you can't give up. I mean, sure you can. I mean, I don't know if the bad guys will come out on top in the end. There's only one thing I do know for sure.

Rafe: Yeah?

Casey: Angels and slayers exist because you know who up there thinks people down here are worth saving, worth fighting for. Man, worth even dying for.

Rafe: Is that what you think?

Casey: I think I'm glad that I got a place in the fight, a job to do.

Rafe: Listen, I know you can't really tell me much, but you mind if I take you being down here as kind of a good sign? 3E5E9DC3.JPG

Casey: Look, I got to make sure Ricky's not playing out in traffic.

Rafe: Sure.

Casey: I'll see you.

Rafe: Yeah. Hey, Casey.

Casey: Yeah?

Rafe: Tell me something. How do you like being part of that band?

Casey: It's no surprises, man. It's just like they advertise -- wild 101. Round-the-clock sex, drugs, rock 'n' --


Casey: What? What did I say? Jeez.

Rafe: Sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, huh?

Jack: Ok, that's it. Last pictures, last memories -- it's all gone.

Alison: Ok, you know what? How about this. Why don't we sit down, all right? You've burned all of your pictures of Tess, you've drank enough beer for a football team, and you've lectured me a lot, for what reason I have no idea. But I want you to listen to me for a little bit, ok? 3E5E9DF9.JPG

Jack: Ok. Fair enough.

Alison: Loving Tess is taking care of yourself. And her, and Livvie, too -- the Livvie that you used love, the old Livvie, because that's what Tess really is. Jack, you gave her a place in this world. You gave her a home. You brought her out of a dark cave, literally, and showed her the light. You protected her, you nurtured her. Because of you, she grew just that much stronger and more independent. But she's still really vulnerable. If you turn your back on her now, I'm not so sure that she'll be able to survive without you. 3E5E9E29.JPG

Jack: Alison, I don't care. I can't care anymore. Listen, you're my best friend. I know you care about me. But I have to do what I have to do.

Alison: Ok, I understand that. But do me a favor, please, and just take some time before you do what you have to do, ok? Do you understand what I'm saying?

Jack: Ok, yes, I do understand.

Alison: Ok.

Jack: But I can't save her. I'm just trying to save myself.

Alison: If you need anything, come and talk to me, ok? Anything.

Jack: All right.

Alison: Ok? Come here.

Jack: Thanks.

Alison: Ok? Ok? 3E5E9E72.JPG

Jack: Seemed so simple at first. We loved each other. At least I thought we did. Good-bye, Tess.

Tess: Jack?

 Stay tuned for scenes from the next "Port Charles: Surrender." .

 On the next "Port Charles" --

Jack: Tell me what happened tonight between you and Caleb.

Tess: He kissed me.

Caleb: Your mom keeps trying to get me to leave town, but I like it here. I want to stay. So what do you suppose we -- we could do about that, Serena?  

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