General Hospital Transcript
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hold on. I don’t — I don’t want to do this yet. Okay. You know, chase, sometimes it’s easier to talk to a complete stranger than someone that you know really well. You mean about how I just found out that my entire marriage was a lie? Yes. Since you and I have already started talking about that, why are we even bothering to go back in there? Why don’t we just get out of here, go get a beer? My wife is sleeping with a guy that used to be my best friend. I need to face them. It’s time to end this. You look flushed. What’s going on? Curtis, do you hear what I’m saying? I did something terrible, and I’m not sure how to fix it, or even if it can be fixed. Okay, well, whatever it is, it can’t be that bad. It’s not worth you getting all worked up like this. You say that now, but I blew up a secret that’s gonna hurt you, and, I’m sorry to say, a lot more people. Thank goodness you’re here. I was so worried about you. I was calling everyone. Great. Now they’ll be asking what’s wrong. Honey, I’m sorry that you overheard my conversation with stella. That makes two of us. You cheated on dad! And that’s why our family broke up. Oh, I’m so glad that you could meet me. Yeah, me too. I can’t get used to the fact that you’re home. Are you settling in? More or less. Good. Yeah. Is it nice to be back at wyndemere? It’s satisfying to know that the house is back in the hands of the rightful owners… mm. …Instead of that interloper valentin.
[ Laughs ] Yes, I know. You’ve made your feelings about him very, very clear, but that’s beside the point. You were so adamant about having this gap year and traveling the world. What changed your mind? Why did you come home now? How you doing, ryan? I thought you might be interested to know that nikolas doesn’t think you’re the one stalking ava. And I led him to believe that I don’t either, but, you see, I’m not entirely convinced. So let me see if I can make this clear. If I sense even a scintilla of danger still living inside you, I will figure out some way to get your ass thrown out of this club med and locked up in a hole where worthless human beings go to die. Okay? Do we understand each other? Harmony: He said yes. Brook lynn: Okay, guys. Smile! Look over here. Look, look, look. Ah! Okay, alright, I think we got enough. Josslyn got a bunch of photos, too, so… oh, we can always use some extras. After all, this is a momentous occasion. Wiley’s turning 3! Right, sweetie? Yeah, she’s right. Your birthday is a special day. Yes. Yes. You get to celebrate being 3, and we get to celebrate you. Aww. An ideal family photo. There you are. I’ve been asking about you. You’re just in time to open presents. Where have you been? That’s funny. I was gonna ask you the same thing.
Were you looking for me? Because I was looking for you.
Can you honestly say that cheating on dad didn’t lead to your breakup? I can say that it was a difficult situation. Your father and i had a troubled marriage. Yes. And what I’m asking is if your affair is what caused your divorce. I understand that you’re upset. And the reason why I didn’t want you to learn any of this is because I didn’t want it to affect you, to affect how you saw me or your father. Well, you should have told me, instead of keeping it from me, hoping that I wouldn’t find out. Honey, this is the 18-year-old trina I’m talking to right now. You were just a little girl. You were a child when your father and I divorced. It wouldn’t have been appropriate. So it was more appropriate to leave it like a ticking bomb to blow up in my face? As you know, from your father’s decision to fake his own death, sometimes parents keep secrets to protect their children. So I guess the conversation between you and portia didn’t go the way you wanted. Are you finally done meddling? Yes, but I’m afraid the damage is done. I confronted portia on the affair that she had with you years ago, and unfortunately someone else overheard. Who? Trina. Okay, if the birthday boy would make his way into the living room, we’re gonna open some birthday presents. Oh, did you hear that, wiley? It’s time to open presents. Okay, so is there anything I can do? Yeah, you can come with me to have a little chat. Oh, thank you.
[ Chuckles ] You’re being awfully kind tonight. Should I be worried about some sinister ulterior motive? More like a gesture of sympathy, since you’re about to lose your spot as ceo. Oh, I see. Well, I’m not worried. Because of your new interloping buddy? Think you have austin in your hip pocket? Where is that guy, anyway? Casing lila’s silver? He does seem to have a bit of a chip on his shoulder where the quartermaines are concerned… which I will exploit without mercy when he proves his claim to elq voting shares. But that’s weeks, maybe even months away. Yeah, no, austin is here now, and he intends to cash in. And you intend to be his co-conspirator. Okay, look at it this way. If he proves his claim, once he’s legitimized, once his shares are in play, your family are gonna clamor over themselves to gain access to him. That’s fine. There’s no shame in that. I’m gonna do it first. Do you ever not calculate 10 steps ahead? I was pretty spontaneous that night at the metro court. And now we have bailey. So I would say you were there for the single greatest impulse I’ve ever acted on. Did you get that extra present wrapped? All set. Not that wiley will even notice. He has so many. But after my mom’s surprise visit, I needed a minute. Oh, that makes sense. Did michael find you? Yeah, he calmed me down. What about you? Brook lynn said you were tired earlier. Did you get some rest? More like a much-needed chance to clear my head. Really? Is something wrong? No, I’m glad you asked. There’s something I want to say to you… and michael. Can’t the prodigal son return? I came back to make peace with my father. And nothing would please me more. But, spencer, you thought your father was dead for three years, and when he came back, you were deeply hurt and angry. So where did all that resentment go? A lot’s happened, grandmother. Life’s too short for grudges and regrets. Huh. I like the sound of that. So, how are things going between you and your dad? I think we’re making headway. It certainly helps that there are no distractions. Meaning what? Let’s grab a table inside.
[ Clears throat ] Will your husband be joining us? My husband? You mean kevin, the man who lived with us and who went to visit you numerous times in france? Kevin is busy tonight, and I also wanted to have the opportunity to spend some time alone with you. Oh, good. So there’s no trouble in paradise? No, we’re perfectly happy. But I don’t understand this impersonal euphemism. Do you have a problem with my husband all of a sudden? No, I don’t — I don’t have a problem with the illustrious dr. Kevin collins, brother of ryan chamberlain. Harmony? What the hell are you doing here? I work here. As a health aide. Hey, you ready for a nutrition break? Okay, I will order up a tasty bag of protein for you. What is this all about? So are you conversing with him because it’s for mental stimulation and that’s what people do with comatose patients? Or does he actually comprehend what you’re saying? Well, ryan suffers from locked-in syndrome. He can’t move or speak, but he’s completely alert. His mind functions fine. I mean, he can even communicate. Go ahead. Ask him anything.
U kept quiet aboutyou and curtis to protect me, but it seems like you did it to protect yourself.
[ Sighs ] Maybe on some level that’s true, but you’ll discover once you become more of an adult that life is complicated. Adults always use that as an excuse. But life’s been complicated for me for a while now. I’ve had to navigate a lot, including thinking my dad was dead and being a hostage. So, please, don’t even. You are absolutely right. You have been through a lot. There’s no question. And you have the right to your feelings. But I am still your mother and not your best friend. And though I-I love the closeness that we have, I’m not obligated to tell you everything about my life, past or present, especially things that I’m having a hard time reconciling myself. Are you ashamed about what happened? That’s a difficult question. Um… the deception was the hardest part. But you made it seem like it was dad’s fault for the divorce. Honey, I never said that. Not in so many words, but that’s what I believed. I’d hear you guys fighting sometimes, and you’d complain about how lonely you felt, how distant he was because of his job and all the time he spent undercover. But now I have to wonder if you’re at fault, too. Did dad know about your affair? I can take your anger. It’s well deserved. I can’t take the silence. What are you thinking? I’m thinking about portia and trina and how they’re doing. Especially trina. What did she say? She ran off. When I left the hospital, portia was still trying to reach her. I offered to help, but she — she refused. Okay. Understandably. You know what? I’m gonna go to the hospital, see if I can track trina down. I’ll go with you. No, aunt stella. Please. You just stay here. Finish your soup, okay? Come on, now. The best way that you can help is just by staying out of it. And, plus, your doctor warned against you letting your pressure spike. I’d never hurt trina… or portia deliberately. I just didn’t want what happened with me and marcus to happen to you and jordan. Losing out on a true love has lifelong ramifications. I wanted you to realize that before it was too late. Why would you even utter their names in the same breath? Kevin and ryan are twins, yes, but they couldn’t be more different. Ryan is a sociopath who fooled everyone, by the way, kevin included. He held him hostage. He could have killed him. You could have been killed yourself. Ryan stabbed aunt lulu, nearly killing her. And none of that would have happened if kevin would have turned ryan over to the authorities as soon as he knew he was alive, instead of stashing him in ferncliff to try to treat him on his own. My, my. The list of people you resent is growing, isn’t it? Your dad, ava. Now kevin. Am I on that list, too? No, grandmother. You’re the one person who’s never failed me. Who else would drop their life and rush to france for months to nurse me back to health? And who else would break both legs on a ski trip? It’s true. Foolish pride is my weakness. I don’t know why you put up with me, but I’m very glad that you do. I love you, grandmother. I love you, too, spencer. So I would appreciate a little bit of honesty. Tell me, how are things really going between you and your dad? Better. I have high hopes for us now that his hopeless marriage is truly over. A system of communication was devised so ryan could communicate with his healthcare providers and S.Legal advocate and go ahead. Yes-or-no questions are best. Are you a twin? One blink for “yes.” Not dry eyes? Try another one. Do you have two kidneys? That’s two blinks for “no.” Fascinating. Isn’t it, though? I mean, nonverbal communication opens up worlds for patients with loss of motor function. I mean, can you imagine not being able to convey your thoughts or feelings to care providers or loved ones? He doesn’t have any loved ones. I think it’s time we head outside. Hold on. One more question. Are you still obsessed with ava? He’s probably tired. Going too long without rest puts tension on the optic nerve. Some time in the garden is just what he needs. I thought it was really sweet how you were willing to give me my shares to gain access to bailey. At that point, they were my shares. But [Scoffs] Now I see. You always planned on outmaneuvering me and my family. As long as we’re squabbling amongst ourselves, we can’t put together a majority to run you off. Well, I’ll give you this. You had me worried I’d miscalculated. I was afraid that maybe you’d be all rallying behind your father. Enter austin.
[ Door opens ] Good lord. Speak of the devil. Ah. Right on cue. What’s up? You just perusing the grounds? I wanted to see the rose garden. Any reason in particular? Yes. Um… actually, yeah. So, my father used to tell this story about his mom. Beatrice leseur. Yes. Right. She wanted to have a private word with edward. Blackmailing him, more like it. Well, I can neither confirm nor deny, but she and edward were having this conversation, and he saw lila coming down the garden path… yeah, and then edward shoved beatrice into the rose bushes. Yeah, it’s a family story. We all know it. But, look, edward might have been a dog, but he loved lila. And he never wanted her to know about his indiscretions, which is why — I’m sorry to tell you this, austin. That’s the reason he explicitly left your father out of the will. Still want to be a part of this family? Absolutely. It’s gonna take more than that to make me bail. This l ittle guy’s getting antsyfrom all the excitement. I think we should open up gifts soon. Everything okay? Yeah, yeah. I was just gonna ask what happened with harmony before I arrived. Oh, I opened the door, and there she was, hoping to celebrate wiley’s birthday. Man, people show up at the most inopportune times, don’t they? She said she wants to reconnect, but I still need to be careful with her. Are you saying you don’t believe in redemption?
[ Laughs ] Hey, come on. You know willow better than that. No, she’s just being protective of our son. I like to think I know willow better than anyone, but I agree. I think it’s good to show caution when it comes to wiley. Oh, and by the way, I wanted to — I wanted to thank you for going to willow and consoling her. It’s nice to have a true buddy that will step in when I can’T. I haven’t had a chance to congratulate you on your engagement. Thank you. Don’t be apprehensive. I know there’s a lot of water that’s gone under the bridge with us, but I’ve always — I’ve always respected the bond you have with jason. And if it’s gotten to be more than just friendship, then who am i to stand in the way? Thank you, monica. And I figure if I can get along with tracy, I can get along with anybody.
[ Laughs ] I’m gonna go rally the troops.
[ Sighs ] Excuse me. Mrs. Corinthos? Yeah. Do you have a minute to spare? I’d like to discuss my intentions for your daughter.
one of my best friends, no matter what our status is? Yes, and as josslyn’s mother, I just want josslyn to feel valued, respected, and happy. Me too. I don’t ever want to make her unhappy… again. Because I know that’s what I did when I accused jason of killing franco. You were manipulated by peter august and cyrus renault. I mean, even your mother made the mistake at first. But what concerns me the most is how you picked up a gun on impulse. That was a huge mistake. And I realize how lucky I am that things didn’t end up worse for me. And I am extremely grateful to commissioner ashford for how she handled the situation. Yeah, so am I. And I’ve been trying to make up for everything. And I just hope that my mistakes will not stand between me and joss being together. Well, I appreciate and respect your speaking up. I think you and josslyn will be very good together. But, cam, making a misstep like that when you’re not dating my daughter is one thing. It’s quite another when you are. Understood? Now go have a cupcake. There’s tons to celebrate. I never told your father about my indiscretion. I was too torn up about it. Disappointed in myself. And I wanted to just put the whole thing behind me. But recently your dad told me that he had known about it for years and he understood. Listen. It hurts that your father and I weren’t able to keep our home together for you, but we made a vow together that we would make sure that you always felt like the most important person in the entire world. I really hope that you recognize that. Why didn’t you tell me all this when we were talking about dating curtis? Was it because you knew I wouldn’t approve? I mean, curtis got you to betray your husband. No, no, no, sweetheart. Curtis didn’t know that I was married when our relationship began. And when I told him the truth, he ended things. Curtis is blameless in this. And now you want to be with him again. Have you been waiting for him all this time? Have you been in love with curtis all these years? I’m sorry you never got your happily-ever-after. I am. But that does not mean you get to decide what mine looks like. Whatever decisions jordan and I make, they don’t concern you.
[ Sighs ] Auntie, promise me you’re gonna take it easy, okay? I got to go, okay? I got damage control to do. Please, please apologize to portia for me. Please. I’ll do that. It’s true your father and ava have filed for divorce, but between us, I hope that it won’t last. It will if ava knows what’s good for her. What does that mean? Ava admitted that she’s been sending father mixed signals. That’s why he’s been fighting the divorce. But it also might telegraph to the stalker that the breakup was only for show and keep putting their loved ones at… at risk. And you know all of this how? Ava and I spoke and cleared the air. See, I’m capable of finding common ground with anyone, even someone as common as ava. And you expect me to believe that you have formed an alliance with your sworn enemy? Do you know who you’re attending? Ryan chamberlain makes satan look nice. I know my patient’s history, as well as their diagnosis. I know who he is and what he’s done. Then why are you helping him? Because it’s my job. So your interest is strictly professional? Excuse me? I’ve been watching how you minister to him. It’s almost as if you’re enthralled with yet another charismatic puppet master. Or maybe you’re just trying to resurrect dod with a new figurehead. Right. I wondered how long it would take to address this. Do the people who work here know who you are and what you’ve done? That you were second-in-command to shiloh? That you drugged and almost tattooed my daughter? That you sex trafficked other girls, including your own daughter, all for a deranged cult leader? Willow, I don’t even know… I just promised my grandmother that we’ll be right there, and she’s holding wiley as collateral. So you guys coming? In a minute. Okay. It’s been a day, huh? You know, you probably haven’t had time to process everything. Sometimes when there’s a shock like your mom showing up, it can affect you in unexpected ways. So if you want to talk, I’m right here. Right now, I just want to sing to my son and watch him tear into his presents. You ready? Look, I know it’s early, but I think I’m gonna turn in. I’m kind of wiped. But give wiley my present after the rocket that you and michael got him. Mine’s the accessories and the batteries. You think of everything. Not always. I miss things. Well, I’ll — I’ll look in on you before I go to the gatehouse tonight, okay? You don’t want to keep wiley waiting on my account.
well, okay, people, let’s do this.
[ Carly laughs ] Is everything okay? Josslyn: God, that looks good. I hope so. Something felt off with chase. Okay, wiley. Come on. Blow out your candles! Here you go.
[ Blows ] -Whoo! Yay! -Yay! Together:
Happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday, dear wiley
happy birthday to you
[ Laughing ] Yeah! -Yay! -Yay! Together: Are you 1? Are you 2? Are you 3? Yeah. -Yay! -Yay!
[ Indistinct conversations ] Carly: Alright. So you want the biggest piece, right? How’s it going?
[ Sighs ] Okay. I can tell it’s not going well. They lied to my face. They had sex, and now they’re celebrating their kid’s birthday. Look, I need to get out of this house. Will you help me pack my things and get me the hell out of here? Well, we could do that, or we could take a breath and game this out. I deeply regretmy complicity in dawn of day, but shiloh had a very powerful hold over me during that time. I’m sincerely sorry about what happened to kristina. How is she? None of your business. If it weren’t for jason morgan, both of my daughters would have been assaulted by that monster. Your daughters were more fortunate than mine. I handed willow over to shiloh. We may never get past it. Well, I mean, I don’t think many people could blame willow for not wanting to have anything to do with you. Mm. I paid for my crimes in more ways than one. I testified against shiloh. I did my time. And, yes, the administration here at spring ridge knows about my past and my subsequent early parole, but I’m — I’m just doing my best to turn my life around. Okay, so how does falling in with cyrus renault fit in with that? Renault was threatening my daughter. Anything I did for him, I did to protect willow. Really? Hmm. I don’T… I’m seeing a familiar pattern here, where you fall under the spell of powerful men with bad intentions. You know? Like ryan chamberlain. When did you and ava have this meeting of the minds? Earlier today. We crossed paths at the metro court. And it was really more of détente. I promised to look out for my father, and she agreed to limit their contact. Well, I, for one, will feel a lot better when they find this stalker. I mean, it’s bad enough that he’s directing his anger at ava and nikolas, but it’s quite another thing to involve a young child. And then that incident at the gallery with the fake blood, that just shows how sinister he is. Hm. It is my goal to help avoid escalation of these pranks. Pranks? Isn’t that a little bit of an understatement? Maybe now that you and ava are on the same page, you’ll be able to see how much she really does care about your father. You’re on ava’s side now? I never would have predicted it, but the thing is, I could see how happy they were together, and that made me happy for them. Hm. But ava is the real target here, so it does all come down to her. She convinced your father to give her a divorce. And you believe she’ll hold up her end? Yes, she’s committed to it. Look, this is a horrible situation. It’s breaking both of their hearts. What about you? Does knowing about ava’s sacrifice change your antipathy for her just a little bit? Trina, honey, I haven’t been waiting for anyone. I’ve been busy raising you. And managing a career that I love. And that’s a very full life. But, I mean, when you care about someone, you know, sometimes the feelings don’t just go away. When you told me you wanted to see where things would lead with curtis, you didn’t tell me a thing about your past relationship. And when I talked to curtis, he never mentioned it either. It just makes me wonder if there’s still more you guys aren’t telling me.
[ Elevator bell dings ]
Hey, grandma. Cam. Joss. Your mom told me that you two are now an item, and all I have to say about that is, what took you so long?
[ Chuckles ] Maybe joss was waiting for cam’s voice to drop an octave. And isn’t it amazing that spencer finally grew and now he has enough body to hold that massive ego of his? -Okay, that’s it. -Mm. That’s enough. Both of you. So where have you two been? Wiley’s birthday party. Oh, that sounds fun. It was a ton of fun. And despite your attempts to psych me out, I am standing right here in one piece… which reminds me — I should probably get back to work. Gotta slay those kitchen dragons. Hey, while you’re at it, how about topping off grandmother’s iced tea? -Really? -I don’t mind. Truly. Anything that my grandma wants, I will gladly give her. Oh. Yes. Thank you, cam. Listen, I’m very proud of you and how hard you’re working. Thank you. I’ll be right back. Saint cameron. Cameron lost his stepfather not too long ago, and he has a single mom with two younger brothers, and money is tight. He is working his way through college, paying for his own books and the like. He could have gone to school in california. Did you know that? And he decided to stay local to help with expenses. So I don’t want to hear any more petty comments coming out of your mouth. Do you understand me? I would like to see you work as hard on a worthwhile goal. Look, I can’t say if ryan chamberlain’s a changed man. I mean, my judgment has improved a lot, but it’s not foolproof. Bottom line is, I need this job. You know, I didn’t have a lot of options when I was released from pentonville, and I was lucky to find work at turning woods and now this facility. You’re working two jobs? Yeah, part time. I’m just grateful to be employed. And since I’m far from perfect, you know, I can’t expect my patients to be. You sure this isn’t dod speaking? No, I’m done with that. I swear. I’m just grateful to be released from pentonville and hopefully have another opportunity with my daughter and my grandson. That’s all I care about. I get that part. I should get my patient back inside. Um… you know that thing you said about me falling under the spell of bad men? Just…I hope that the work I’m doing on myself will prevent me from making that same mistake. Well, then we agree on something. One day at a time. I just heard about what happened. My aunt is very sorry that things unfolded the way they did. This must have been upsetting for you, trina. It was. But I’m glad you’re here. Seems like I’m always apologizing to you. You have nothing to apologize to me for. Remember when I asked if you and jordan were getting divorced because you were already involved with my mom? Yeah, I remember. Well, that was wrong, so I apologize for thinking you were the cheater when it wasn’t you at all.
But please, please, don’t stop oh, can I get my check now, please? Oh, no problem. On it. Hey. So, I’m gonna head out because you’re working now, but I just wanted to say I am very impressed with how you spoke with my mom earlier. Were you? And I know that she is, too. See you ’round.
It was you instead of me everyone in your life is lying to you. I’m not gonna do the same thing. I’m gonna be straight with you. I’m gonna tell you the truth. I think leaving tonight would be a mistake. Why? Because of willow. This wouldn’t hurt, chase, except that that woman is your whole world. You literally got up out of the wheelchair and walked for her. You’re gonna throw all that away because of one day? Don’t throw a marriage away until you know that there’s nothing left worth salvaging.
[ Sighs ] You’re a fighter, right? Stay and fight. Michael: Be right back, wiley, okay? Oh, my gosh. The icing on his face.
You know, I love both of my grandsons equally, and I’m confident that you will forge your own path. There’s no worries on that front, grandmother. I definitely have big plans of my own. Ms. Davis, your aa meeting is starting soon. Oh, thank you very much. “I’d like to request improved communications technology, which, in keeping with humane treatment standards”… so let’s continue. Okay. D? What is harmony doing with chamberlain? She takes letters for him. I need to go. You know, trina, if there’s anything you want to ask or anything you want to say, I’m here for you. Thanks, but I just… I need some time alone. Well…
[ Sighs ] My auntie is so sorry. She feels awful, and rightfully so, I might say. You were right. I should have just told her the truth from the very beginning. I’ve never even seen her look at me like that before. It’ll be okay. I don’t know, you know? It’s like my past mistake is hurting the one that I love the very most.
[ Sniffles ] Chase, I-I thought you were going to rest. Do you need some help? No, no, I got to talking with austin, and I’m glad I did, because here you are. And, wel l, I-I realized thatno matter how early it is, I — I can’t call it a night until I kiss my beautiful wife and wish her sweet dreams. Sweet…dreams to you. Good night, my love. Mr. Ashford already took care of the bill for you. He did? Just like him. Uh, young man…
[ Sighs ] I know your name, but I just can’t think of it right now. A mailbox. I need a mailbox. There’s one close by, right? Yes, on the corner to the right. And it’s cameron.
[ Laughs ] That’s right. I know your mom. Here. Here’s $5 to add to your tip. Thank you, ms. Henry. I-I-I… I just gotta… I just gotta make it… are you all right? Somebody get some help!
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