General Hospital
September 17, 2008


Scene 1

Robin: You were called to consult on the case, not take it over.
Patrick: Someone's got to make decisions on his treatment.
Robin: I assume the family's been notified?
Patrick: Yeah, they went over his records when he was admitted, and there is no next of kin.
Robin: No family at all?
Patrick: No. It says "mother's deceased," and he didn't list any other family members.
Robin: Hmm. We'll have to wait until he wakes up to get the information.
Patrick: I would rather not. He's in bad shape now. He's only going to get worse.
Robin: I might know someone that could help.
Anna: Hello.
Noah: Hey.
Anna: Wow, how are you? Well, it's good to see you.
Noah: You look beautiful, as usual.
Anna: Thank you. When did you get back?
Noah: About an hour ago.
Anna: All right. Well, doctors without borders is very lucky to have you. So, where were you this time?
Noah: Myanmar. Want to sit down?
Anna: Sure.
Noah: There was a cyclone that flattened everything. It was unbelievable, unbelievable. I was really happy to be there to help, but I'm real glad to be home. Any fireworks while I was gone?
Anna: Oh, where to start? There was a marriage proposal here, a speedy refusal, and then this sort of internet campaign, which ended very abruptly when robin thought that maybe she was going into labor.
Noah: Is the baby all right?
Anna: Yeah, yeah, fine. It was a false alarm. Our granddaughter is going to arrive right on time.
Noah: Wow. I know Patrick sent me an email that it was going to be a little girl, that's just -- it's so great.
Anna: It is.
Noah: I mean, he'll find his own way as a parent, you know?
Anna: Yeah. I mean, they both will. Robin is very excited to be a mom, but let's face it, she doesn't have a clue about what's coming.
Noah: Yeah.
Anna: I mean, you know, it's sort of better that way, because then they don't have any preconceived ideas, right?
Noah: Yeah, I was kind of worried that they'd have a boy and history would repeat itself, you know? Patrick would, you know, damage his son's childhood the way I damaged Patrick's.

Scene 2

Patrick: I made a major miscalculation asking Robin to marry me over the P.A. System. I left myself wide open for her public humiliation.
Noah: Humiliation is good for the soul.
Patrick: I'll be sure to do it more often.
Noah: No, no listen, honestly. Honestly. I mean, you -- you had the courage to put your heart on the line for your woman and for your baby. It was the right thing to do.
Patrick: For a change.
Noah: I've said this many times, but I really mean it, Patrick. I'm very proud of you.
Patrick: Wow. Actually sounds like a real dad talking.
Noah: Yeah, well, I -- I didn't do what I should've when I had the moment, but you're not even a father yet. You're already making better choices than I've made.
Patrick: Dad, you've done some things right along the way.
Noah: I made more mistakes than you.
Patrick: Well, I'm sure I'll find new ones about myself once this baby's born.
Noah: [Chuckles] You're going to be a hell of a dad.
Patrick: Thanks.

Scene 3

Anna: So according to his paperwork, his mother is dead, deceased, and there are no other relatives listed. Um, full name is Dr. Matthew Randall Hunter. Mm-hmm, yeah.
Noah: Did you say Matthew Hunter?
Anna: Oh, hold on, Paul. Uh, yeah, it's this guy in here. He was in a fire, and they can't locate his family, poor guy. So I'm -- I called in a favor to headquarters. What? Yeah, I'm still here. Uh, so well, then just -- you know, call me back and let me know what you find out. Ok, bye.
Anna: You ok?

Noah: Yeah.
Anna: Do you know him?

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