General Hospital Transcript
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[ Chuckles ] Hi, wiley! Hi, sweetheart. Look at you. Happy birthday.
“Hi, grandma nina.”
Say, “hi, grandma nina.”
Hi, grandma nina.
Hi! Hey, did you get that forklift that I bought you?
Wiley hasn’t opened
any of his gifts yet. That your grandson? He’s got a ton, though. I’m sure he’s up for the job, especially now that he knows there’s a toy forklift in one of the pretty packages.
[ Chuckles ]
Who are you on the phone with,
wiley? Can I say hi? There’s no such thing as half divorced, dr. Robinson. Meaning? Meaning don’t jump in headfirst. Portia, you don’t want to be the other woman in curtis’s marriage the way you made him the other man in yours. Curtis had nothing to do with my marriage ending.
[ Scoffs ] Oh, no? You don’t think taking up with my nephew while your husband was off undercover played a part?
[ Chuckles ] Somehow I doubt taggert would agree with you. You make it sound like you only signed those papers because you thought it’s what I wanted. Isn’t it? I thought we had an agreement. I thought we had a — a mutual understanding. So, you’re saying you didn’t want our marriage to end? Curtis, that’s exactly what I’m saying. I think finalizing our divorce would be the biggest mistake of our lives. Hey. Hi. Well, you’re here early. Am I? Yeah, my break doesn’t start for another 20 minutes. Oh, okay. Well, I guess I was just very excited to see you. I can leave if you prefer. Nonsense. Sit down. What can I get for you? Okay, I will have — spencer: A blt and an iced cortado would be great. Willow? That’s weird. She said she was coming here. Yeah, maybe she’s upstairs. I’m happy to go take a look. That’s okay. I’ll go by myself. Maybe you didn’t hear the “stairs” part of upstairs, but wouldn’t it be better to just ask her to come down? The whole point was to show her that I am doing better and getting stronger. Defeats the purpose if I have her come to me. Chase. What? This is not your shirt. No, it’s michael’S.
Oh, what happened? Was that nina? Yeah, but she, uh, just got cut off. Bummer, right, wiley? I’m surprised nina couldn’t make it to the party. A friend of hers in nixon falls is ill. She went back to take care of him and his wife. Oh. Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Yeah, me too. I hope everything turns out okay. What happened? The call dropped? Yeah, you know, sometimes I just don’t get service here. Well, y-you can use mine. No, that’s okay. That’s okay. You sure? Yeah. With all the, you know, birthday festivities, I just don’t want to get in the way. Yeah, but I don’t — I-I mean… what? You were — you were just telling me how you were upset, right, ’cause you didn’t get to go to your grandson’s celebration. Now you get a chance to talk to him on the phone. Yeah. Come on, call him back. You know you want to. I thought you had a party to go to. Or were you lying when you said we couldn’t hang out? I wasn’t lying. It’s my nephew wiley’s third birthday, so we’re gonna go head over to the party as soon as cam’s break starts. Which is…? Soon. Come sit with me until he’s done. Hey, we’re gonna go sit outside, okay? And tell the chef I like my bacon extra crispy. Oh, god. You are so high-maintenance. It’s called standards, joss, but clearly you don’t know anything about those. Mm. Hilarious. Don’t spit in his food, all right? I make no promises. Cam… fine, but only for you. See? I knew you cared. Can you just go? Your aunt meddles, and it — it drives me crazy. Hmm. Join the club. But this time, she pointed out something that I was too consumed by my own guilt to see for myself. I’m giving up too easily. Oh, jordan, I wouldn’t — no, curtis, I-I felt terrible about the secrets that I kept from you. So when you told me we were done, I didn’t even feel like I could push against it. But I don’t want us to be over. I think that what we have is worth fighting for. I want to try again. You’re a distraction, dr. Robinson, keeping curtis from what he should really be doing, which is getting back with his wife. His ex-wife. Oh, not yet. And, yes, I know it’s complicated, given the fact that you two had an affair way back when, but now it’s not your marriage you’re messing with. It’s his. And I won’t stand for it. I don’t care if you stand for it or not. This is none of your business. Thank you for finding me. I had no idea how much I needed to see you until you walked through the door.
[ Sniffles ] Well, I needed to see you… and make sure you’re okay. I wasn’T.
[ Sighs ] But I’m better now. I missed you. I know. You know that I missed you? Oh, no, I know as in, I can relate. Oh, okay.
[ Sighs ] You know what I haven’t missed? What’s that? Your lame jokes. Oh, yes, you have.
[ Laughs ] Okay, yes, you’re right. I have. I’ve missed all of it. I’ve especially missed telling you that I love you. I love you, too, willow. What’s michael’s shirt doing down here? Chase, I’m sorry. Where are you going? Where do you think?
Again, happy birthday, little guy. And just remember, I love you so much, and, um, I’ll see you really soon, okay? Okay. Bye-bye.
[ Cellphone thumps lightly ] Better? Yeah. I really would have liked to talk to the little guy, but I guess, you know, you’ll introduce me to your grandson eventually.
[ Door opens ]
[ Sighing ] Yes.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Sniffles ] Uh… phyllis. You’re not supposed to be here this soon. What happened with the biopsy? Yeah. Where’s lenny? He’s not coming home. What is it that you want to hear me say? That I was married, went to a bar, and picked up your nephew? That’s true. That it became real and serious? That’s also true. That I stepped out on my husband? Yeah. But none of it — and I repeat, none of it — has anything to do with you. This is my life, my mistakes. And to hell with everybody else? Did I say that? You don’t have to. Who do you think you are? I mean, honestly, who do you think you are? You are speaking to me as if I am a teenager who is late for her curfew. I am a grown woman.
[ Scoffs ] So feel free to judge me, like you’ve been doing. I can’t stop you there. But, please, just go somewhere else and do that. Dr. Robinson. Trina? I’m certainly not happy our marriage failed. But I saw no way for me to move forward, especially after I learned how much that you’d been holding back from me. But what if I’m willing to put in the work to make things different? Different how? We’re nothing without trust, and we don’t have that. That’s not true. I trust you. I want to spend my life, my whole life, with you. Just tell me that there’s enough time to make things right. You better clean up before the party. You want to make a good impression, don’t you? Yeah, no, actually, I’ve been kind of freaking out about that, you know, whether people who have known me my entire life will like me or not.
[ Laughs ] I’m just saying, things are different now. You’re not cam, joss’s childhood friend. You’re cameron, her new boyfriend. Mm. Oh, no, cam. They’re gonna start calling you by your full name. What a nightmare. Make light all you want. You’ll see. Hey, can we go? I would love nothing more. Just, uh, let me, uh — clean up? Put down my apron. What did I do now? Monica’s keeping wiley busy. He’s helping her “set the table.” Oh, you’re so good with him, brook lynn. You really are. Thanks. I like kids. She’s wonderful with bailey. When is bailey gonna be up? I miss holding babies that age. I feel like I blinked, and donna became a teenager.
[ Laughing ] Not quite. Well, feels like it.
[ Laughs ] What do they say? The days are long and the years fly by? Oh, that’s so true. Are you and jason gonna have kids or what? Oh, my god! Congratulations. I’m so happy for you guys. Oh, thank you. Oh, my gosh. I know you guys have been friends for a really long time. It’s nice to see you finally fell in love.
[ Sighs ] Hey, what’s wrong? I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. It’s like I’ve — I’ve dug this huge hole, and I keep searching for the way out, but I can’t find it. We’ve dug a huge hole. We’re in this together, remember? I should have told him. From the second I knew I wanted to be with you, I should have told chase the truth. You — you — you tried. When — when he collapsed and we thought he was dead, when we found out he couldn’t walk anymore. I mean, when was the right time to tell him that? You know, “chase, hey, I’m sorry. I don’t — I don’t love you anymore.” Okay, yes, but there’s never a right time. Yes, but those were really bad times. And, look, willow, just because you want to spare chase, that does not make you evil, it makes you human. So don’t — don’t beat yourself up, and don’t make the mistake of thinking that this is permanent, okay? ‘Cause w-we’re here now, today, but we won’t be in this place forever. Promise? I actually do, yeah. Part of me just wants to go to the house right now and just, you know, get it all out there, tell chase that I — that I’m here for him, that I always will be, but that we should not have gotten married, that my life is with you now.
[ Sighs ] But every time I try to wrap my head around doing that, I can’T. Then you can’T. And that’s okay. I mean, there’s no playbook on how to — how to handle this, and we’re doing the best that we can. Look, chase will get better, and when he does, you will tell them the truth. Until then, yeah, things are gonna be very uncomfortable. But, hey, we can get through this. We’ve gotten this far.
[ Breathes sharply ] We should go back.
[ Sighs ] Okay. Hey, have you seen my shirt? Come on, buddy. You don’t want to go up there. You don’t want to, trust me. I need to know. No, there’s a difference between knowing and seeing. Well, I-if michael and will– get out of my way. Chase, you physically can’t get up those stairs. Watch me. All right, fine. Maybe you can. Maybe out of the sheer force of your own will, you manage to get to the top of the stairs. But at what cost? Wreck your body, you’ll damage your muscles, you’ll set yourself back weeks, if not months. You worked really hard to get here, man. Look at you literally standing on your own two feet. Don’t let them take that away from you, too.
I’m sorry. I should have said lenny isn’t coming home tonight. Well, that would have made a big difference, phyllis. Yeah, a big difference. Okay, s-so what happened? He had a reaction to the anesthesia. Nothing dangerous. All right. But they wanted him to stay overnight for observation. I just came to grab some clothes and a toothbrush. Wanted to give an update before I head back. You shouldn’t be alone. I’m gonna — I’m gonna drive you. That’s not necessary. No, we’re both gonna go, because we want to. Fine. But only ’cause it’ll make you feel better. Thank you. I’m gonna call eddie, and I’m gonna see if he can cover for the bar. Why don’t you sit down, okay? Come on. Ugh. Feels like… lenny’s illness is already spiraling out of control. Yeah. Yeah, it does. And you’re spiraling with it, right? It’s got me really second guessing some of my life decisions. Trina, honey. Baby! Dr. Robinson, I’m so sorry, but mr. Lu in 1043 — he’s been asking for you. I’ll go after her, try to stop her. Don’t you dare! Don’t you go one step near my daughter.
[ Sighs lightly ] Is trina going to the party, too? Why? Just curious. No, she’s not, and, no, I don’t know what she’s doing later. Maybe we should all go out sometime. Like, on a double date? That is a horrible idea. Ready to go? Mm. Yes. Very ready. -Bye, spence. -Rude! The papers are signed, but they’re not filed yet. We can call our lawyers, put the divorce on hold. We can go back to counseling. We can do whatever it takes. Jordan — curtis, we have come too far. We’ve gone through too much to just give up now. I think that we’re worth it. Don’t you? You don’T.
[ Footsteps approaching ] So, are you gonna be okay? I have to be. There is a newly minted three-year-old anxiously awaiting his birthday party. Well, let’s go. Okay. I said crispy bacon. Is it really that difficult, webber?
[ Sighs ]
[ Sobbing ] Trina! What’s wrong? Where are the birthday boy’s parents? I think it’s high time for presents, am I right? Well, maybe they’re still dealing with harmony. Yeah, I doubt it. I didn’t get the impression that was gonna be a long visit. And what about austin? What about him? Well, is the guy still lurking around? I don’t know, brook lynn. You want me to go count to china settings? I don’t want you anywhere near my family’s china.
[ Chuckles ] Well, maybe austin couldn’t handle the drama and he took off. Ha! Guy calls himself a real quartermaine. He’s gonna need thicker skin if he’s gonna roll with this crew. Okay, buddy, here’s the plan. We’re gonna wait here for a few minutes until michael and willow get to the big house, and then we’ll go. Look, I’m not going anywhere until you help me up those stairs. Why? Because I have to see with my own eyes. I gotta know.
Phyllis, you always seem so steady. You’re everybody’s rock. You have such a solid, beautiful life here with lenny. Well, you can be steady and have regrets at the same time. I miss my family. Your family? Yeah. You know, you never talk about your family. I just assumed that you weren’t close. We used to be. Not anymore. What happened? You know, life.
[ Chuckles ] One of those old conflicts so layered over with time and silence that I can hardly remember how it started anymore. I just accepted that this was the way things are. But now… faced with the horrible possibility of losing lenny… …those bad feelings and resentments just seem pointless. Yeah. So why don’t you say that? You go to them, and you say exactly that. You try to make things right…
[ Chuckles ] …Before it’s too late. Mm. Oh, yeah? So, are you ready to take your own advice? I don’t know if I can do this. Hey. Yes, you can. Together, remember? Together.
[ Sighs ] Okay. Okay. Brook lynn: Oh, there they are. Are you okay? I mean, seeing your mom — I know that was pretty tough.
[ Door closes ] Yeah, not the best surprise, I’ll give you that. Did harmony leave? Yeah, yeah, she’s long gone. I just needed a minute, so I went down to the gatehouse. Michael was nice enough to come check on me. -Uh, how’s wiley? -Perfect. He’s, uh, helping monica set the table. Okay, I’m gonna go check on them. Okay. Where’s chase? I don’t know. Haven’t seen him in a while. Valentin, have you? I haven’t seen him. He got into it with my mother. Yikes. Maybe after all the excitement, he needed to rest. Well, at least they were safe. There’s no right thing to say to a man who’s discovering that his wife has cheated on him. Willow doesn’t cheat. The evidence would say otherwise. No, I mean, she doesn’t fall in bed with people lightly. That’s not who she is. If willow is sleeping with michael… …it means she’s in love with him. I can’t even believe you. Trina didn’t know? That her mother cheated on her father? Of course she didn’t know that. Trina. Hi, honey. It’s — it’s your mom. Um, call me back when you get a chance, okay? Just give me a call. Or maybe you’re referring to the fact that the man I’m currently seeing is the same man that I had an affair with back then, ’cause she didn’t know that, either. But she definitely knows it now. You don’t know that. I don’t know that? Really? Well, m-maybe she didn’t hear everything. She heard something. Did you see the way that she looked at me? I’m so sorry. It was never my intention to involve her. I don’t give a damn about your intentions! My daughter is in pain, and I can’t go after her because I have to deal with my patients right now. What c– what can I do? I think you’ve done enough, don’t you? What’s going on?
[ Cellphone ringing ]
[ Ringing stops ] You want to talk about it? It’s just stuff with my mom. Come on. You can tell me. I just found something out, something bad. About your mother? She’s been lying to me, or not really lying, I guess, but keeping things from me, things I should have known. I’ve certainly been there. Did she explain why she didn’t tell you? She probably would have, but I was so pissed, I just ran off. I can’t deal with her right now. As long as you deal with her at some point. It doesn’t have to be today, but you need to give your mom the chance to explain. I was so mad at my father for so long. We didn’t speak for a whole year, and things… they got kind of out of control. So take it for me, okay? It’s best to get everything out in the open, for all of you. I will always love you. There’s no doubt about that. But the life we had, even though I may miss it… it’s no longer the life I want anymore. ‘Cause of portia? Because of me.
Well, I’m reconnecting with my grandson. I’m trying to get along with
[Breathes sharply] His family. I am in no way perfect at all, but I think I’m trying to take my own advice.
[ Chuckles ] I’m not talking about your grandson. Oh. I ran into valentin cassadine at the hospital in new york city. Wait, what? You ran into valentin at the hosp– is he all right? He’s fine. He wasn’t there as a patient. Oh, good.
[ Chuckles lightly ] But that reaction makes me think the two of you have unfinished business. I told valentin to respect your privacy. Thank you. And I’m sure he will, even though he doesn’t want to. What do you mean? Well, it was clear as day that that ex-husband of yours still cares for you. All right, we’re all set. Um… eddie’s gonna cover. Great. Oh, good.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, you know what? There’s something I should tell him about the new taps. All right. I’ll be right back. Okay. Is it just me, or were you a little… thrown off when phyllis mentioned your ex? No! No. It’s just because I was surprised that she ran into him in a hospital in new york, of all places. Is that it, or are you, uh… you still a little connected with your ex, valentin? You know what, chase? Why don’t we just take a moment? And maybe we should just chat about this for a second. Have a seat. I don’t know willow. I don’t know michael. I-I don’t know you. But I know people. And people cheat. Sometimes it’s the people that you didn’t think ever would cheat. But it almost never has anything to do with love. Nah. That may be most people, but not willow. And as furious as I am, I… I can’t see michael doing it, either. Well, apparently he did it. No, I mean, if he — if he didn’t feel something for her, something real… he wouldn’T. He wouldn’t trash our friendship over a fling. Chase… I think it’s time for you to investigate the possibility that you don’t know your best friend or your wife as well as you think you do. So great-grandma let you open a present early, huh? Oh, I think more than one present. [ Laughs ] You are the luckiest birthday boy ever. Oh, he sure is. It has wheels. Whoa! [ Laughs ] Did you find that a little strange before with nina? Strange how? Like, how I had to convince her to turn her camera on to talk to wiley. I mean, I just figured she would jump at the chance to facetime with him. Yeah, she did seem a little distracted. I hope things are okay with her friend. I’m a little worried about her. Worried enough to go to bedford lake? Nixon falls. Whatever. Worried enough to go and see if she’s okay? Hey, do you think spencer was even more annoying today, or was that just me? It was not just you. God, and he brought up trina. I mean, out of all the guys she could date… do you really think that she’s into spencer? I mean, that’s what I’m seeing. And I guess it makes sense. I mean, she doesn’t know spencer like we do. To her, he’s probably some cool, cultured, new guy.
[ Scoffs ] But spencer’s been spoiled all his life. And, yeah, on some level, I understand. His dad probably wanted to make up for the fact that his mom passed away. But that was the justification for him to get away with everything? Yeah, spencer’s definitely lived in a no-limits zone. And he still does. And then we have trina, who’s, like, the most awesome person to walk the earth.
[ Clears throat ] Aside from you, of course. Of course. I just see a whole lot of potential for her to get hurt. Well, then, you should tell her that, that spencer’s not all he seems on the surface. No way. It’s none of my business who trina dates. I mean, unless he was abusive or a drug addict or something. But trina’s gotta figure this out for herself. And, hey, you know, you’re her friend, as well. I mean, if you disagree, you know, you could always say something to her, spread the knowledge. Yeah, that’s more of a girl thing. I think it’s more of a “no” thing. I just wish trina knew what she was getting herself into. It had always been just the two of us. You and your dad? And to discover that he treated me like everybody else, not thinking of the pain he was putting me through… I’m sure he thought about it. I guess. Maybe it just didn’t matter enough. Anyway, that made me furious. I get it. I mean, I was furious, too. Well, with my dad. We went through something similar… mm-hmm. …Kind of. But you’re on good terms now? It took a while, but, yeah, we’re solid. See, what I didn’t realize is that the more I gave in to my anger, the more time it cost me with my father. And now there is a rift between us that I’m not sure we’re ever gonna overcome. I love my mom, and I can’t imagine my life without her. But it’s just — I thought we were honest with each other, you know? Like we understood each other. And now… it’s all broken. And it feels awful. Okay, look… the fact that your mom disappointed you like this — it’s bad. I’m not gonna pretend that it’s not. But it doesn’t negate the kind of person that she’s always been to you. You just have to adjust your perspective a little. Start seeing her not only as a parent, but as a flawed human being like everybody else.
[ Voice breaking ] But I don’t want to see her like that. I know. I felt the same way about my father.
[ Breathes deeply ] He went from being my idol to being this person who was just capable of making huge mistakes.
[ Chuckles ] But he’s still my dad. And your mom’s still your mom. And she deserves for you to hear her out. Curtis: This isn’t about portia. This is about me and where I am in my life. You’re moving on. Do I regret everything we gave up? Of course I do. But… I just — I-I-I can’T. I can’t anymore. I can’T. I respect that. I had a feeling that it was too little too late. I just, um… I was determined to be honest with you.
[ Sighs ] I always admired your courage. Just not my timing. Not so much. I have to go. Bye, curtis. Goodbye.
[ Door closes ]
So, you think I should go back and face my mom? Doesn’t have to be today, but, yeah, I think you’ll feel better if you do. Really? Because the thought of it just makes me feel sick. Well, I didn’t say it was gonna be easy. I-I wasn’t strong enough to do it when my dad apologized to me.
[ Breathes deeply ] But, uh, you’re smarter than I am.
[ Chuckles ] You’ll be able to salvage your relationship with your mom. I’ll think about it. Good.
[ Clears throat ]
[ Sighs ] And for what it’s worth, you seem pretty smart to me. Thanks, spencer. Any time. Um, I’ll never, uh, never be indifferent to valentin, mike. It’s — it’s just you, of all people, should know how I have moved on. Yeah, I got that impression. Yeah, good. So you better just trust your instincts. Okay. Okay. Valentin and I are done. What? What? What? You want to ask me something.
[ Laughs ] No, it’s just that, you know, I’m happy that — that you’ve moved on, but I was just wondering, does valentin know that? Or is he gonna show up here like your other ex, jax, and I’m gonna have to take him down?
[ Laughter ] Get that. I hadn’t even considered visiting nina in nixon falls. Okay, maybe I’d considered it, but her friend phyllis made it very clear I would not be welcome there. When has that ever stopped you? Oh, curtis. Oh, thank god you’re still here. Yeah, I got your message. I w– I waited for you. What’s going on?
[ Voice breaking ] I made a huge mistake. Trina, honey, it’s your mom. Um, give me a call or shoot me a text. I-I need to know that you’re okay and that you’re safe. I’m safe. But I am not okay. -Hello. -Hello. -Hey. -Oh, you made it! -Of course. -Oh. Please tell me we didn’t miss out on the cupcakes. -Nope, you’re right on time. -Great. Hi, cameron. Hello, mrs. Corinthos. For wiley. Oh, that kid is gonna be one spoiled little boy today. Um, as he should be. Let’s go say hi to the birthday boy. Sounds good. Hi, wiley. -Hi! -Happy birthday, kiddo. Oh, my gosh. I need to get a picture. Do you want one of all four of you? Please. In a minute, though. Let me take a photo of wiley and his parents, because they are gonna want to remember this day. Picture time! All right. Say “cheese”! -Cheese. -Cheese! Wiley, look this way.
[ Laughter ] I mean, the most beautiful family.
[ Both chuckle ] I understand why you would want to try and stay all zen about this. Oh, I am so far from zen right now. All right. Let’s figure this out. Willow’s betrayed you. Michael’s betrayed you. Your whole world’s been dumped upside down. You’re in a tough spot, chase. I guess the only question is, what are you gonna do about it?
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