General Hospital Transcript
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Ava: Paul, I appreciate the protection. You know I do. But could you please maybe be just a little less obtrusive, like maybe 10 feet back, perhaps?
Paul: Sure, Mrs. Cassadine.
Ava: Jerome, okay? Ms. Jerome.
Trina: Hey. How are you doing? [ Chuckles ] Thanks for meeting me.
Ava: Oh, no, it’s my absolute pleasure. Tell me, what’s going on in your life? How’s the new guy? Any developments?
Spencer: Looking for a chair? I saved one for you.
Britt: That line doesn’t work when I can sit anywhere.
Spencer: Come on. You know you want to sit next to me.
Britt: Spencer? [ Gasps ] Oh!
Shawn: First dinner as a free man. My compliments to the chef and the lady who made it happen.
Jordan: Oh, the chef and I thank you. Watching you eat that meal was truly a sight to behold.
Shawn: Why? Because I barely stopped to breathe?
[ Both laugh ]
Shawn: I’m glad you convinced TJ and molly to continue their romantic evening instead of hanging out with us.
Jordan: It took some doing, but did you see the smile on TJ’s face when he saw you walk in here?
Shawn: Well, he’ll get sick of me soon enough, since I’ll be staying with them at Alexis’ house.
Jordan: I don’t know, they both keep pretty busy schedules. I doubt you’ll see them much.
Shawn: Still, I want to get up from out of there, find my own place, get a job, and get on with what I need to do.
Jordan: That being…?
Shawn: Jordan, you know what I’m talking about. I intend to find out who really shot Hayden.
Portia: I’m so sorry. It’s just all this paperwork.
Terry: It never ends, does it?
Portia: [ Sighs ]
Terry: I just have to change, but I’m so excited that you’re coming out for a drink tonight.
Portia: Me too. You know, I’m actually looking forward to a relaxing, uncomplicated evening. So, where do you want to go? Do you want to go to the Port Charles Grill or Metro Court?
Terry: Oh, no. The only place to be is opening night at The Savoy.
Curtis: Wow. How we doing?
N’neka: The Savoy signature cocktail is a definite hit.
Curtis: Well, hiring a mixologist was one of my smarter moves.
Brando: Curtis Ashford.
Curtis: Uh, Brando.
Brando: Yeah. Nice to meet you. I’ve heard nothing but good things about you.
Curtis: Well, thank you. And enjoy your time at The Savoy.
Brando: I will, man. And congratulations. This place is great.
Curtis: Thank you. I now leave you in the capable hands of my bartender, N’neka.
N’neka: Hey. Try our signature Savoy?
Brando: Actually, house craft beer will be fine. And start a tab. This could be a long night.
Spinelli: Oh, I second that. Um, another vodka orange soda, barkeep. [ Clears throat ] Mr. Corbin. Have you too come to drown your sorrows?
Brando: Something like that.
Spinelli: Ah. Allow me to speculate. An affair of the heart.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
Michael: Oh, oh, hey! Sorry! Sasha, I’m so sorry. One second. Uh…
Sasha: Thank you.
Michael: Oh, hey. “Infant nutrition,” “what to eat while you’re breastfeeding”? I’m sensing a doctor’s appointment.
Sasha: Close — nutrition class. Got to start this little person off right. What about you? Board meeting?
Michael: Close — visiting my grandmother. Well, you know, you got things figured out since our last conversation.
Sasha: I’m trying. I intend to give my baby everything he or she needs.
Michael: You know, you don’t have to do it all on your own. I’m sure Brando would want to be there.
Sasha: I’m sure he would. I’m just not so sure I want him to be.
Chase: Are you finished with class?
Willow: Yes. How about you? You almost ready to go?
Chase: Almost there.
physical therapist: You put in some good work today. Soon you’ll be over there walking.
Chase: Well, why wait? Let’s do this.
Jordan: I know how important clearing your name is to you. I’m just concerned about how you intend to do it.
Shawn: Carefully. Look, Jordan, I pled guilty even though I knew I was innocent because I knew I had things to atone for. But attempting to kill Hayden Barnes was not one of them. And taking responsibility for something I did not do, I inadvertently covered up a would-be murderer, someone who really wanted Hayden dead — and damn near succeeded. That person should be brought to justice.
Jordan: I know. But because you confessed and pled guilty, the D.A. suspended the investigation into Hayden’s shooting. Five years is long enough for a case to go cold. I mean, there is still a chance that the perp that made the attempt could be found.
Nikolas: I apologize for interrupting, but I need to know, has the PCPD made any progress per the search for Ava’s stalker?
Portia: You know, I’ve been looking forward to the Metro Court zucchini sticks all day.
Terry: I love them, too. Let’s go there for dinner after. The Savoy is drinks only.
Portia: We can get dinner and drinks there. You know, one-stop shopping.
Terry: It’s The Savoy’s opening night. I want to be where the action is.
Portia: Yeah, but that’s just it. It’s gonna be all crowded and noisy.
Terry: Who doesn’t love crowded and noisy?
Portia: Let’s just go another night. After all the hype and everything has gone down.
Terry: Okay, spill.
Terry: What’s the real reason you don’t want to go?
Britt: When did you get back? Wait, is this why you ghosted me months ago? You were planning a surprise?
Spencer: I didn’t ghost you. I was busy with graduation. And then I took some time afterwards touring Europe.
Britt: Britt: Wow. Listen to you sounding all continental.
Britt: Let’s sit. I want to hear all about the crazy things you did to celebrate graduation.
Ava: Oh, no, don’t tell me that — what’s his name again?
Ava: Victor. Please don’t tell me this Victor turned out to be some kind of creep.
Ava: What did he do?
Trina: He’s charming and fun, but he’s also totally unreliable. Plus, there’s some weirdness between him and his family, and I’m not sure what to do about it.
Chase: [ Grunts ]
Willow: There you go.
physical therapist: Now, I’m gonna let go of you. Let’s see if you can stand on your own.
Britt: Does Nikolas realize you’re home? Or does he think you’re still wandering around Europe?
Spencer: Father knows. I surprised him at Wyndemere.
Britt: So, things are better between you?
Spencer: Eh, define “better.”
Britt: Look, you had every right to be angry with him.
Spencer: But I should be over it by now?
Britt: He let you believe he was dead for three years. You thought you were an orphan. Those aren’t things anyone just gets over. And if you said you did, I’d be worried about you.
Spencer: Then you don’t have to worry.
Britt: But getting through anger is a process, Spencer. It is possible to come out the other side if you keep moving forward.
Spencer: Do you speak from experience?
Britt: Yeah. I mean, I’m not always successful at letting go of my anger, but I understand it’s necessary and it’s a goal I’m working toward.
Spencer: And you think that I should do the same?
Britt: I think…if you don’t rebuild the relationship with your father, it will hurt him, no question. But it will also hurt you.
Spencer: I’m here, aren’t I? Supporting Father in his time of need.
Britt: Are you referring to the divorce from Ava? Because Nikolas has definitely been on edge, making wild accusations. Did he tell you about the stalker?
Nikolas: This has been going on for a month now. The threats are escalating. Ava’s gallery was trashed. The stalker was able to leave a toy in Avery’s room. It is unacceptable that there’s been —
Stella: Shawn Butler?
Jordan: Stella, whatever you have to say, just —
Shawn: I’m okay, Jordan. Yes, ma’am, I’m Shawn Butler. And you’re Ms. Henry, Thomas’ aunt. I can’t tell you how sorry —
Stella: I’m not interested in your contrition. But I do have a few things to say to the man who killed my nephew.
Brando: Put it on my tab. It’s the least I can do after you helped rescue my mom and me from Renault.
Spinelli: Well, it was a — thanks — it was my honor. [ Exhales sharply ] Gratified that someone appreciated my efforts.
Brando: You were taken hostage. I mean, Renault was gonna trade you for my mother. I’m thankful that we got out okay.
Spinelli: Sorry. Physical safety is cause for relief. But, unfortunately, my — my heart became collateral damage. See, my partner, Ellie, became increasingly alarmed by my association with the Corinthos organization and the ensuing threat of — of danger and violence. And she wanted me to get out. And when I balked, she walked.
Brando: She left you?
Spinelli: Ellie realized that if she wanted to make a change, to build a new life, maybe have a future with someone else, that she had to start now. So she did. [ Chuckles ] She’s gone.
Brando: Sorry. That’s rough. Were you together long?
Spinelli: Nine years. We were — we were — we were raising my daughter together, mostly in Oregon. We were a happy family unit. But when we relocated to Queens Point, I became more involved with my friends and their business. And, at one point, Ellie said, “can you be a friend and not participate in the ancillary activities?” But it’s just not possible. With my area of expertise, my area of expertise is so invaluable to my friends, but not only that, I… I savor the challenge. I like doing what I do and knowing that I’m good at it. Alas, it has cost me a relationship that I greatly treasured.
Michael: Did something happen between you and Brando?
Sasha: Brando is a great guy. I like him on almost every level.
Sasha: I think we want different things for our lives.
Michael: Okay. I’m not sure I follow exactly, but sometimes guys take a beat to process and fully embrace what parenthood might mean for their lives, so that might be it.
Sasha: That is not it. Brando definitely wants to be involved. I’m the one who’s not sure how that’s gonna look.
Michael: Noted. Alright. I’m gonna take my two cents and just be on my way, then.
Sasha: No, you don’t have to leave. All I’m saying is that I am ready to do it alone if I have to. Be a single mom.
Michael: At the — at the risk of wading back into deep water — here, have a seat. Look, being a parent isn’t always a picnic, let alone being a single parent. And I have all the confidence that you’ll manage. But I just — I want you to go into it with your eyes wide open. Okay? Also, I’m available for any, you know, new-parent freakouts you may have. I’m pretty sure I invented some of them, so I’m at your service.
Sasha: [ Laughs ]
Michael: Also, just so you know, I — I still consider you a good friend.
Sasha: Thanks, Michael. Same goes for me. I am just as invested in your happiness as you are in mine. That includes talking about someone you can’t talk to anyone else about. Willow. If you ever need a sympathetic shoulder with no judgment, I’m here for you.
Chase: I want something more effective than hydration and stretches.
Willow: Hey, the fact that you’re here and working toward recovery at all, it’s a blessing, right? It’s just going to take some time.
Chase: This isn’t what you signed up for.
Willow: I seem to remember a clause about sickness and in health.
Chase: Well, I don’t think that vow can apply when I can’t be your husband. Not really.
Willow: That is not true.
Chase: Willow, you know what I mean. We can’t even share the same bed. I don’t want to wake you up when my legs are cramping. I know you need your rest because you’ve got school and you’ve got Wiley.
Willow: And I’ve got you. Listen to me. I don’t care about sleeping in separate beds.
Chase: But I do. This — this is not who I am. Okay? I am sick of our relationship revolving around my health. I just — I want to be your husband, not your patient. God, I want your love, not your pity.
Willow: I do love you, Chase.
Chase: Then let me do what I have to do.
Willow: Chase, I understand your frustration.
Chase: How can you? All I want is to live a normal life with the person that I love, and that seems impossible right now. [ Scoffs ] I’m — I’m sorry, Willow. I shouldn’t be railing at you. This is exactly what I didn’t want to happen. I don’t want to take my frustrations out on my wife.
physical therapist: Ready for some stretching?
Chase: Yeah. Hey, I’ll call you when I’m done, okay?
Portia: So they decided to get a divorce, and I don’t even know if it’s gone through or anything, I have no idea, but it’s just too soon to be getting involved with anyone.
Terry: Says who?
Portia: Everyone. Conventional wisdom, common sense.
Terry: Oh, and you want to live your life by conventional rules?
Portia: Terry, nobody wants to be on the other end of a rebound relationship.
Terry: Right. Better to nip it in the bud, especially when there’s chemistry.
Portia: I mean, when things were good between us, they were really good. And, yes, that old chemistry is still there.
Terry: Sounds dreadful.
[ Both chuckle ]
Portia: Okay, okay, fine. Yes, yes. I’m still attracted to the man, yes. If anything, even more so. I mean, Curtis back in the day, I mean, it was clear that he was just piecing his life back together. But Curtis now, I mean, he’s grounded and stable.
Terry: And still sexy.
Portia: I certainly think so.
Portia: And he’s definitely interested.
Portia: And he told me where I could find him tonight.
Terry: So, what happens if you don’t go?
Portia: I don’t know. My fear is that I will lose him in my life as a friend.
Terry: You make it sound like you’re gonna lose him no matter what. Stop me if I’m being intrusive, but I think you want a chance with the man, so what’s holding you back?
Shawn: Would you like to talk privately, Ms. Henry?
Stella: I suppose that would be best.
Shawn: I’ll be back.
Nikolas: That is tense.
Jordan: And none of your business.
Nikolas: The investigation into my stalker is definitely my business. Did the bootprint that your team found at the scene lead to anything?
Jordan: Yes, we’re making progress.
Nikolas: Can you be more specific? I need details.
Jordan: Why? So you can set another trap? Take matters into your own hands? I’m afraid not. That’s all you’re getting.
Nikolas: But I have a right to know.
Jordan: You do not have a right to interfere with an ongoing police investigation. Stay out of it, Nikolas. Leave it to the police. End of discussion.
Spencer: I’ve heard all about Ava’s trials and tribulations. I just wish I could have been there to see her face when she saw that roach.
Britt: You should have seen my face when Nikolas accused me of being the stalker.
Spencer: You have to admit, though, some of the stunts are clever enough to be yours.
Britt: They’re not stunts, Spencer. They’re malicious acts designed to cause fear. And they worked. Ava is terrified.
Spencer: Well, it’s over. Now that Father and Ava are divorcing, the gifts have stopped, right?
Britt: Again, not really gifts.
Spencer: You know what I mean.
Britt: [ Laughs ]
Spencer: You’ve always understood me.
Britt: Likewise. Oh! It’s so good to see you. Can you hang for a bit?
Spencer: Yeah, for a bit. I’ve been here practically all day.
Britt: Okay. Well, I’m gonna get a drink. Do you want one?
Spencer: Gin and tonic.
Britt: Ha! One iced tea, coming up.
Spencer: In Europe, the drinking age is 18.
Britt: This ain’t Europe.
[ Cellphone rings ]
Nikolas: I’m heading home. I’ll give you a ride if you want. Still at the pool?
Spencer: Yes. I just need to change. Why don’t you come have a drink at the pool while you wait for me?
Sasha: Chase, I heard you were here. How’s it going?
Chase: It’s going.
Sasha: You know, physical therapy takes time.
Chase: That’s what they tell me.
Sasha: I would say my experience is with a different type of rehab, but if you ever want to talk…
Chase: Thanks, but I’m all talked out. If anything, I wish Willow would talk more.
Sasha: About what?
Chase: What’s going on with her. I wish she would say more than the obligatory “keep it up” and “don’t lose hope.”
Sasha: I’m sure she means every word.
Chase: Yeah, but I feel like there’s something that she’s not telling me. Has Willow said anything to you?
Michael: Willow. Hey. What’s wrong?
Willow: [ Sighs ] It’s nothing.
Michael: It’s definitely not nothing.
Willow: [ Sighs ] Chase is in physical therapy. He’s working hard, but he’s frustrated with his progress and… he’s lashing out.
Michael: At you?
Stella: Thomas was my nephew. I lived with my sister the whole time he and Curtis were growing up. I helped raise him. We were very close.
Shawn: He always spoke very highly of you.
Stella: I don’t need you to tell me about Thomas. I knew him down to the soles of his feet.
Shawn: With all due respect, ma’am, what do you need from me? You want to unload on me? Fine. I’ll stand right here and take your verbal lashing. I owe you that at least. I know what I took from you.
Stella: [ Scoffs ] Please. You can’t possibly understand what you took from me. What my family lost. Thomas was a good man and a good father. He should have lived to see his son grow up and become a doctor. What? You gonna tell me you’re TJ’s father now? Because a father is more than DNA.
Shawn: Look, you’ll get no argument from me. TJ accepts that, and so do I. Thomas was TJ’s father, but so am I.
Britt: So, besides the legal drinking age… [ Laughs ] Did you miss France? Did you leave someone special behind?
Spencer: France will always be there. What about you? Have you found someone who even slightly deserves you?
Britt: [ Chuckles ] You know, not many people would consider me a catch.
Spencer: Au contraire. If you haven’t found someone worthy of you, then you’re not looking in the right places. Father! Hey. Look who’s here.
Nikolas: Hello, Britt.
Portia: I was married when I first met Curtis, and I didn’t tell him. Marcus and I were on the outs, and I had no business starting anything with anyone. [ Sighs ] And when I finally did tell Curtis, he just walked away. I’m sure he was just hurt and felt betrayed.
Terry: So what are you saying? You really think Curtis is out for revenge?
Portia: No. God, no, of course not. No, I’m just, um… I don’t know. I guess I’m just a little scared. You know, what if I open myself up to him and then he has a change of heart and he walks away again, you know? [ Clears throat ] I haven’t really let myself be vulnerable since.
Terry: Since Curtis.
Portia: I mean, I’ve dated and stuff, but… you know. [ Stammers ] I just had other priorities, you know? I got to make sure that Trina’s okay and my career. Right?
Terry: Fair enough. Fair enough. That was then and this is now. Trina’s on her way to college, and your career is well-established. Sounds like it’s been a long time since you’ve let yourself be happy with a man. And things with Curtis sound promising. But what do I know? I’m just an oncologist, not a psychologist.
[ Both chuckle ]
Terry: Tell you what. I’m going. I’ll meet you at The Savoy in a few or at the Metro Court for dinner later. Your choice.
Curtis: Alright, you having a good evening? My bartender, N’neka, taking care of you?
Brando: Yes, she is. Everything’s great. House beer — first rate.
Curtis: Glad to hear it.
Brando: Can I ask you something?
Curtis: Uh, yeah, sure.
Brando: Have you ever had a woman give you an ultimatum? Said, “do this or you can’t be in my life”?
Curtis: Okay, it sounds like your lady, and she must have a good reason.
Brando: Eh… Sasha thinks that… she doesn’t like certain aspects of my life. She thinks they’re dangerous.
Curtis: Sasha. Oh, okay. Well, it sounds like she’s concerned that something might happen to you. Does she do this all the time? You know, ultimatums, giving orders?
Brando: No, no, no. She’s great. I mean, we respect each other.
Curtis: So are you sure it was an ultimatum or was she just being honest with you about what she can and cannot live with?
Brando: Yeah. Yeah, okay. I hadn’t thought of it that way.
Curtis: And to answer your first question, I don’t recall a woman ever doing that to me, but I’m sure I’ve done it. Sometimes you’ve got to say what you want, even if it means you might lose what you have.
Sasha: Willow is a pretty honest person. What do you think she’s holding back?
Chase: When Willow and I got married, we thought I only had a few hours to live. And now she’s stuck with an invalid husband.
Sasha: You’re recovering, Chase. And I say this with love, but you are an idiot if you think that Willow is anything but profoundly grateful that you survived.
Chase: Yes, Willow is grateful and so am I. I know I’m lucky to be alive, but… I know Willow. And there’s something behind her eyes, something she’s holding back.
Michael: Chase is going through hell right now, but that does not give him the right to take his pain out on you.
Willow: No, Chase is mostly taking his anger and frustration out on himself. I just feel so inadequate. All I can seem to offer are platitudes. “Be patient. You’ll get there.”
Michael: Willow, Chase is strong. He will come back from this. And you’re gonna be a big reason why he will.
Willow: I pray you’re right. I’m being selfish. Chase is the one struggling to get his life back, and I’m sitting here feeling sorry for myself.
Michael: Hey. You have to stop beating yourself up. You are doing an incredible job supporting Chase.
Willow: No chance you’re biased? No, not at all. And I’m the one who truly knows what this is costing you.
Stella: You compare yourself to the man who was there for TJ until he died?
Shawn: No, you are. I know Thomas loved TJ, but I love him, too. I couldn’t be his father because up until recently, I didn’t know I was his father.
Stella: And until recently, you were behind bars. Where you should have been a lot sooner for killing my nephew.
Shawn: Thomas was my best friend.
Stella: [ Scoffs ]
Shawn: But he snapped. He threatened to kill me. I shot on self-defense. I’ll carry the pain and weight of that for the rest of my life.
Stella: Oh, sure, sure. He was your best friend. But that didn’t stop you from sleeping with his wife. He snapped because of your betrayal.
Jordan: It wasn’t all on Shawn, Stella. We both know that.
Stella: [ Sighs ] Jordan, you and I have made our peace, but don’t expect me to offer it to the man who ended my nephew’s life. He’s lucky to be out of prison. If it were up to me, he’d rot there.
Jordan: You’re not being fair, Stella.
Shawn: Just…let Ms. Henry say her piece.
Stella: I have nothing more to say to you. Just please stay out of my way.
Shawn: I’ll do my best, ma’am. Jordan, thanks for dinner. Good night.
Jordan: Are you all right?
Stella: [ Exhales deeply ]
Jordan: You look shaky.
Stella: It’s been a long time coming. But I confronted him. I did it. And I stand by everything I said.
Jordan: Did it make you feel any better?
Ava: So, what did Victor do that has you on the fence?
Trina: Basically, he lied to me.
Ava: I don’t like the sound of that.
Trina: Well, it was more of a lie of omission, which is still technically a lie, but it didn’t directly affect me. So I guess I shouldn’t care. It’s still bothersome. I don’t know. Maybe I’m overthinking it.
Ava: And maybe you’re making excuses for him, giving him a little wiggle room. Sounds to me like you like this guy.
Trina: Yeah. He’s interesting. Not like a lot of the guys around here.
Ava: Oh. So are you gonna go out with him?
Trina: Oh, we’re not dating. We’re just hanging out as friends.
Ava: Oh. Oh. Friends.
Nikolas: I thought you were gonna change.
Spencer: I was, and then Britt and I got to talking. I’ll go right now. I, um… my clothes should be back from housekeeping. Please, Father, help yourself to my iced tea.
Britt: Uh, Spencer. [ Sighs ]
Nikolas: I’m sorry, Britt, for accusing you of being the stalker. I was at the end of my rope.
Britt: I was sorry to hear that you and Ava are getting a divorce.
Nikolas: It’s not over yet. I’m surprised that Spencer is trying to matchmake. He and I have been cool toward each other since he’s been home.
Britt: But he is home in your hour of need. That’s something.
Nikolas: It is. I’m so glad to have him back. I mean, at least one thing is going right in my life.
Brando: Thank you for your advice.
Curtis: Look, man, you know what, sometimes I just like to hear myself talk.
Brando: Yeah, well, you said exactly what I needed to hear. Did I tell you I’m gonna be a father?
Curtis: Ohh. [ Laughs ] Well, now I understand the ultimatum, huh?
Brando: Yeah, yeah. I’ve been an idiot. I mean, there’s no choice to be made. How can I walk away from someone as wonderful as Sasha?
Curtis: Well, congratulations. I’m really happy for you.
Brando: Thank you.
Curtis: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. Keep that away, all right? This one’s on me. Consider it an early baby shower present. And good luck to you, brother.
Brando: Thank you.
Sasha: I think that you are holding Willow to a higher standard than your own.
Sasha: Do you share all your doubts and moments of weakness with Willow? You might think that Willow is perfect, but she’s not. She’s human, Chase, and she’s scared and worried and just trying to figure things out as she goes.
Chase: I get it. I do. But she doesn’t have to hold it all in.
Sasha: Like you do? Loving someone doesn’t mean that you have to share every single thought with the other person, especially when you’re trying to protect the other person. And you’re both doing that.
Chase: And I’m not protecting her by snapping at her, which is exactly what I did today.
Sasha: I think that Willow understands how frustrating this is for you, and I know that she’s committed to helping you through your recovery. You don’t need to doubt her.
Michael: You’ve put your entire life on hold to literally help Chase get back on his feet. And I see you burning the candle at both ends while still managing to keep a smile on your face. I just — [ Sighs ] I don’t know, I wish there was something that I could do to help.
Willow: Michael, I know I’m — I’m putting more than my life on hold. I’m putting us on hold. Our family, our future. And that’s not fair, either. How long can I ask you to keep waiting for me?
Ava: It sounds to me like you’re willing to overlook Victor’s lie of omission.
Trina: I want to.
Ava: Well… then do it. Take a chance.
Trina: You still believe that? Even after the way things ended with you and Nikolas?
Ava: Yes. I believe in living life, you know? Not just watching from the sidelines. Get out there and enjoy yourself.
Trina: Yes, ma’am.
Ava: And be careful. And if this Victor crosses the line, he’s gonna have to answer to me.
Trina: Get in line behind my dad.
Ava: [ Laughs ] Yeah, right. And your mom. You have quite a lineup of protectors. Really, overall, Trina, trust your instincts. This Victor, he sounds — sounds like he might be a bad boy. They are exciting. But they can be trouble, too.
Spencer: Where’s Father?
Britt: He had to make a call. Not cool, Spencer.
Britt: “Huh?” Nikolas and I are over. He loves Ava. And I don’t have time for distractions.
Spencer: Things change. It’s only a matter of time before Father puts Ava and his farce of a marriage behind him.
Shawn: I heard you were still in the game. How about we work together?
Stella: I admit, lashing out to that man didn’t — didn’t ease the pain of losing Thomas, but I needed to do it. [ Scoffs ] You know I speak my mind.
Jordan: All too well.
Stella: Go on. Say it.
Jordan: Stella, what were you thinking? Telling Portia to back off Curtis?
Stella: I was thinking you and Curtis need more time to work out your differences and remember how much you love each other. Jordan, I gave you the opportunity to fight for your man. Why didn’t you take it?
Michael: Hey, you never have to ask. I’ll wait forever if I have to. But you’re my future, Willow. So take that worry off your plate, okay? I’m not going anywhere. As much as I want to hold you and make love to you, I’ll go on being your friend and co-parent as long as it takes.
Willow: Michael, I love you. So much my heart hurts. I want you, too. And I’m so sorry. I wish things were different.
Michael: I understand your commitment to staying with Chase. So we wait. As long as Chase needs you.
Chase: [ Grunting ] Come on. You can do this. Do it for Willow. There we go. All right.
On the next “General Hospital” —
Brando (to Sasha): Sometimes you have to make choices. I’ve made mine.
Finn (to Elizabeth): Monsters never really die. They haunt you forever.
Brook Lynn (to Valentin): And you’re sure that’s all you are? A team?
Sam (to Olivia): Dante told you about that?
Anna (to Dante): We need to keep that information confidential.
Stella (to Jordan): Do you want this marriage to be over?
Curtis (to Portia): Your timing couldn’t have been any better.