GH Transcript Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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scout… say hi to daddy. Ohh, I just — I hate waiting. Well, um, look at the bright side. Anna’s agreed to share information with us. And I appreciate that. So maybe we get this case file from the wsb. It gives us a place to start out. It’s been almost three years. You can’t imagine how many questions I have that I haven’t been able to get the answers to. You, uh, seem more convinced than ever that that person on the phone really was drew. Scout’s father is alive. I don’t know how to explain it. I just — I just know. Sonny: Can I help you? You alright? Looks like you saw a ghost. Hey. Hey. So, uh, the five families, they seem convinced for now. Okay. But that could change. And the novaks asking for a wedding invite was definitely a veiled threat. Not necessarily a bad idea. I say we invite all the families. That way, we can be sure they don’t try anything. Okay. Okay, but this means it can’t be some kind of courthouse wedding. Okay, so the wedding needs to be real and as public as it gets.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Ah, dr. Gatlin-holt — god, that name is a mouthful. Austin’s fine. Uh, austin, I need to speak with you — yeah. Whatever it is, I really can’t talk. Maybe we can do this later, okay? Thanks. Could we get a minute alone with chase? Of course. Think about what I said. Please.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] What’s going on? There’s something we’ve been keeping from you. I’m listening.

Peter: Well, this is most unfortunate. That’s one way of looking at it. A stranger lurking outside the bar is usually a red flag. Strange — strange. Y-you — you don’t know who I am. Should I? Maxie, hi. Brook lynn, hey.

Are you on speakerphone? I’m in my car. I wanted to give you a heads-up I’m coming home tonight. Uh — oh. Okay, don’t sound too excited. No. No, no, no. Of course, I’m — I’m really happy to see you. I just, um — are you sure you’re ready for this? It’s gonna be hard seeing lou–

[ Sighs ] Bailey. But nina made me realize I can’t stay away from my daughter forever. She did? Yeah. What if peter finds out? I have to protect my baby. Well, we have yuri. Brook lynn, peter killed the real nurse chloe and replaced her with an impostor. You really think yuri’s a match for him? You think you are? I have a better shot

than anyone else. Look, I’m going into deception right now. I will talk to you later.

[ Sighs ] Great. Scout? Don’t die on me, okay? What? Who are you? I’m a nurse. My name is chloe. You can say it, you know. Say what? You don’t believe that drew’s alive. You know what I do believe? What? That you have a right to those answers you were talking about. And I’ll go with you wherever, and I’ll do whatever it takes for you to get them. Thank you. You’re welcome.

[ Cellphone rings ] Ah, that’s rocco. Hey, buddy. What’s going on? Aw, they lost. Are you kidding me? Oh, in the — that sucks. Well, we’ll get ’em next time, I guess, huh? Yeah. Yeah, I’m coming home tonight. No, you can’t wait up. It’ll be too late. Well, I’m just, uh — I’m just helping a friend with something. Okay. I love you, too, pal. Good night. You okay? Yeah. It’s just, what you have with rocco… …scout doesn’t have that with drew. I’d ask if I should be sitting down, but… I’ve already got that covered, so… um… the first thing I want to say — and this is not an excuse. It’s just the truth. I never, ever wanted to hurt you. And it — it breaks my heart knowing how badly I’m about to break yours. Chase, I need to ask you for an annulment. And I know this must seem like it’s coming out of left field. Not really. No. I know you and michael are in love with each other.

I got to tell you, I wouldprefer wedding planning over this dinner I have planned with jax and josslyn. We’re supposed to be celebrating josslyn and cameron’s freshman year in college. Don’t get me wrong, I’m super excited. I would love to celebrate them. But after the stunt jax pulled — jax thinks that our marriage is gonna put josslyn at risk. When the exact opposite is the truth. Well, I get where he’s coming from. And I don’t want josslyn to be put in an awkward position. Jax is the one putting us in an awkward position. Josslyn is happy about you and me. It’s jax’s choices that’s making life harder on everybody. We’ve all made choices. And now we just — now we got to live with them. Dr. Westbourne, I just wanted to confirm I’m all set. I put in for a few vacation days starting tomorrow. Yeah, I saw that this morning. Kind of last-minute, don’t you think? I don’t think we can swing it. Um, but they’re my days to take. With reasonable notice, sure. Oh, come on. I’m sure you can find someone to cover. Normally, yes. But you were scheduled for a double. It’s a heavy lift. Petty until the end. I heard that! And it’s not petty. It’s —

[ Sighs ] Forget it. Chase: You can admit it, you know. You love michael. How did you — I-I didn’t think you knew. Which part? What? That you only married me because you thought I was gonna die, or that you and michael had sex on wiley’s birthday, or that you were lying to my face the entire time? Which part did you think I didn’t know, willow?! I am so sorry. Oh, god, don’t be sorry. No, no, just — just tell me. Why? After everything that we’ve been through… …why couldn’t you just be honest with me? Hi, nina, it’s brook lynn. Hey, brook lynn. How are you?

Uh, I’d be better if you hadn’t told maxie to come back to port charles. Every second that she’s here, she risks exposing our entire plan. I thought you understood that. I did — I do. I [Sighs] Listen. This is what you signed up for. Can you handle it?

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Sighs ] Oh, I’m on it. I’m just pretty well-known in my… field, that’s all. And what field is that? I’m an author. Sinclair, peter sinclair. Hi, I’m mike. Good to know you… mike. So, the place is closed, huh? Yeah, the owner passed few days ago. I’m sorry to hear that. I’d heard some good things about it, was hoping to pop inside. Oh. What’s a hot-shot writer like you doing in nixon falls? Chloe: Man. They really did a number on you.

[ Grunts ] So you’re a nurse? That’s what they tell me. And you couldn’t find a better gig than this? Maybe a hospital or a clinic or something? I’m not here by choice. You didn’t think you were the only hostage, did you? Well, now I don’t feel special anymore. There. It’s not stitches, but it’ll do. Thank you. Look. Not that I don’t appreciate the company, but I haven’t seen a single person other than russel and the guards in over a year — keep your voice down. If they hear us talking like this, they’ll — they’ll what?

[ Woman screams ] They’ll do to us what they’re doing to our fellow prisoner.

S, I’m still at the hospital.Why does that surprise you? Work-life balance? No offense, but that seems a little hypocritical coming from the woman who worked 18-hour days for my whole childhood.

[ Sighs ] And I appreciate that. I promise I will take some time off soon. Good night, mother.

[ Sighs ] Good news! I spoke with terry, and she cleared me to take my vacation days. I don’t understand why I’m so jumpy. What, about the wedding? Yeah. I mean, there’s no reason for me to be nervous about marrying you, so why am I? Uh, well, because marriage is a big deal. And it’s okay to be nervous. Really? Are you nervous? No. You sure about that?

[ Sighs ] Even though it means what you had with britt is over? I mean, I hate that I hurt her. But we need to do this. It’s the situation that we’re in. And no, I’m not nervous about marrying you. And I understand that you are, but guess what? There’s good news, because I’ve seen you nervous about a lot of things in life. And you always find your way through. And you will again. We’re gonna be okay. Why are you here? I don’t think that’s any of your business. My family, my house, my business. Alright. I’m here because I need to see chase. Oh, I’m sure you do. He told me a little bit about your subterfuge, how you’re using him to weasel your way into the quartermaine pie. What the hell is wrong with you? Michael and I realized months ago we want a life together. I-I knew you deserved to hear the truth from me. I-I was there to tell you the night you first collapsed. And then you were so sick, and we all got so scared. And then you got better, thank god, but then you — you couldn’t walk. It was like every time we got over one hurdle another one appeared. You were going through so much. You can see that, right, chase? I mean, there was never a good time.

[ Chuckles ] You know, it almost makes me laugh how grateful I was to you for taking me in. “Oh, what a stand-up guy, that michael.” But you didn’t take me in because of close proximity to my wife. You wanted me healed up and out the door as fast as possible. Chase — yeah, you’re right. You’re right. I wanted you healed. I wanted you better, because I wanted this situation to stop, this lie to stop. There didn’t have to be a lie in the first place! Look, chase, I get it. I understand you’re furious. You have every right to be. Ohh. Thank you for giving me permission. But you know what? I find it ironic that you — that you’re — you’re wondering why willow couldn’t be honest with you when you couldn’t be honest with her! Look, sometimes, with the best intentions, you tell a lie. Because you truly think that it is the right thing to do. And I-I’d think you know that more than anyone. Was any of it real? I tried, chase. I really did. When the truth came out about you and sasha, I tried to get back what we had. To forget what I felt for michael. I just… I couldn’T. So you married me for all these reasons, but you couldn’t tell me. I get it. I hate it, but I get it. But then why would you turn around and sleep with michael?

[ Scoffs ] Or was it because you were sleeping with him all along? I had no idea there was anyone else here. She was just moved here the other day. Do you know from where? Wherever she was causing trouble, I guess. All they told me was that her accommodations were downgraded. And what did you do to end up in a place like this? I saw a job posting to be the private nurse of some pregnant woman. I was interviewed by the baby’s father, or a guy who said he was the father. And next thing you know, I was jumped. Worst interview ever. Pretty much. So you don’t know if he’s the same guy that’s holding us here. I haven’t seen him since I’ve been here, but I suppose that doesn’t mean anything. Alright, so whoever he is, I mean, using an unborn baby as bait? Sounds like a real prize, doesn’t he? You got kids? No. You? Yeah, little girl. And I’m damn well going home to her. I should get out of here.

[ Sighs ] Wait, wait, wait. You don’t have cuffs. Would be hard to do my job if I had them. That means that you can help us get out of here. You know, I’ve — I’ve tried to show scout pictures and tell her stories about drew before he — disappeared. Uh, disappeared. And she enjoys the stories. She really does. It’s just that she doesn’t know that he’s a real person, her father. You know what? The more I think about it, I hope that peter is found alive. Why? And please don’t say what I think you’re gonna say. Because after everything that he has done to drew, jason, and scout, I would like to kill him with my bare hands. Yeah. That’s it. That’s — that’s what I thought you were gonna say. Well, I came down with a bit of the wanderlust, so I… got rid of everything. Sold my apartment, my country home. Well, I hope you kept your car.

[ Chuckles ] Yes, the car, I kept it. I’ve been driving it up and down the countryside, searching for my new place in the world, a place away from it all, a new life. Sounds like you’re — you’re running from something. More like looking

for something. But in doing so, who knows? I might unexpectedly stumble upon something of much more value. I understand about wanting to find a new life. Do you? Yeah. Uh, it’s — it’s a long story. Uh, the bar’s closed. But you know what? Um, I can give you some water for the road. If it wouldn’t be of too much trouble. Oh, no, it’s not too much trouble. My, uh, girl– my friend is in there. I’ll — don’t worry about it. Nina? Hey. Well, you’re back soon. Did you even see phyllis? How’s she doing? Uh, yeah, I did. She — she’s, uh — she’s doing a lot better. Nina reeves. What a small world.

It’s not like I have free rein around here. I’m kept on a very short leash. They don’t trust me. Well, then we got to find a way to help them trust you. What’s that? This is russel’s pen. I was gonna use it to open the cuffs, attack the guards, but I doubt I would have got very far. Call them. The guards? Yeah, tell them you found this on me, that I was trying to escape. But they’ll beat you up again. Yeah, probably. But they’re not gonna kill me. How do you know? Because they would have done it two years ago if that was the plan. Look, I-I can take another beating, okay? Am I looking forward to it? No, but you should have seen what I went through when I was in training. Training? I’m a navy seal. Oh, my god. Don’t they use waterboarding and stuff like that? Yeah, and stuff like that. Look. Chloe? I can handle the pain. If you gain their trust, it’ll all be worth it. Hey, hey, I got it. Don’t worry about it. It’s been a long time, nina. You guys obviously know each other, right? It’s me, nina, peter sinclair. We ran in the same publishing circles? Of course. My apologies. It’s just, seeing you here is… very out of context. I know the feeling. And yet it seems you found yourself here and apparently found each other. Thank you. Thank you for saying that. I really needed to hear it. And you’re right. Everything’s okay. I’m gonna be okay. Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckling ] We’re gonna be okay. Alright. I guess I need to get started planning a wedding. Maxie? Hey. What are you doing here? I thought you were in texas. I was, but I wanted to come back to port charles, be with my friends, have my life back, also be nearby in case there was any news of louise. Well, welcome home. Thank you. I have to make a call. So, um, I’ll be right back. Hey. When, uh — when’d you get in? Uh, literally like right now.

[ Chuckles ] My parents are driving up with james and georgie. Family road trip, complete with stops at various county fairs. Mm. They’re loving it. I know myself, I’d be tearing my hair out, which is why I’m here. I wanted to check in with deception and see if I could get back to work. Y-you think you’re ready for that? Oh, no. Mnh-mnh. Well, listen, there’s no shame in — in taking some more time. This isn’t about shame. Okay, so it’s a little bit about shame. I’m horrified at how far I let things get with peter. I’m also embarrassed and disappointed. But most of all, I’m furious. He took so much from me, jason. And I can’t keep putting my life on hold just because he’s out there somewhere. Okay. We’re all set. I just got off the phone with the event planner at all saints chapel, and we are booked with the minister and the venue for september 17th. Wow. This engagement has really progressed since I left town. The wedding is happening? Yeah, it is. Excellent! When do I get started? Uh, what the hell is that? And good evening to you, too. You gave elizabeth the weekend off? Is that a bad thing? Uh, considering I told her no, yeah.

[ Sighs ] I was just trying to help out a friend. Sure. Completely undermining me in the process. I get that I’m reviled by the entire staff, but I’m trying to change that. Playing bad cop to your good cop makes it that much harder. Point taken. We are sharing a job, terry. Partners. At least that’s how you pitched it. And if we let people pit us against each other, this will never work. How dare you use what chase is going through for your own selfish reasons. I’m only trying to get what’s rightfully mine. No. If that was the case, you wouldn’t have involved chase. Look, I’m sorry that your dad had a crappy relationship with edward, that my great-grandfather cut him out. That’s exactly the point. Yeah. Yeah, I know. You think that edward was gonna change his will. And — and whether he was or he wasn’t, that’s your problem. To think that you would take this extremely painful situation and twist it so that it serves you so that y-you get what you want from it. If there was any question that you’re a quartermaine, there’s not now. And I don’t mean that as a compliment. No, I don’t suppose that you do. What a lousy way to be, austin. And what an even lousier way to introduce yourself to a family. Okay. Next time, I’ll bring a fruit basket. You know, there was a sliver of me that felt bad for you? And I was moved by your devotion to your dad. But now I clearly see this is all about the money. And I will be damned if I let you get a dime. It was just the one time after we were married. My intention was to honor our vows, chase. To be with you until you got better. But on wiley’s birthday, you just — you couldn’t help yourself? You had to sleep with him? Come on, chase, that’s not fair. You know what that day means to willow. I slept with michael because I love him. And in that moment, I needed him. You said you wanted honesty. Yeah, I do. So here it goes. I love you, chase. I always will. And it’s because of that love that I could not bring myself to hurt you. And that lack of strength and courage, that is 100% on me. I am in love with michael. And I’m in love with her, too. We want a life together. So, that first lie I told you, that broke us up and changed things between us… …turned out to be forever. Yes. Well, it doesn’t feel good to hear you say that, but at least you’re being honest. Now it’s my turn.

Chase, you’re walking? That’s so wonderful. Yeah, I thought so, too. Until I walked to the gatehouse the night that you and michael were there. Wait, hold on. You were at the gatehouse the night of wiley’s party? Yeah, I didn’t know what to do. And then austin had a suggestion. Austin? Yeah, I’m not really steady on my feet yet, so austin helped me walk to the gatehouse. He was there when I realized that my marriage to willow wasn’t really a marriage at all. When we got back, we saw you guys celebrating wiley like nothing had happened. W-why not confront us? Not at the party, obviously, but after? Austin gave me an idea that I should keep playing the role of a dutiful husband while I searched for this. What is that? Apparently, edward quartermaine wanted jimmy lee in his will after all. Austin: Your position is noted. I’d really like to speak to him myself. No. He’s busy at the moment. Okay. I’ll wait. I already know what he’s gonna say. Chase is a good guy. He’s got an even better heart. No matter how angry he is at michael and willow, he will not betray my family. Maybe. Maybe not. But the decision is up to chase himself. Terry: Biz, can i talk to you for a sec? Sure. What’s up? Dr. Westbourne told me she denied your vacation request. Okay. Why didn’t you make that clear when we spoke? I didn’t think it was a big deal. She was just being difficult, as usual. However you feel about her, she still has a job to do. Are you scolding me right now?

[ Sighs ] I’m saying you can’t come running to me whenever you don’t like the answer dr. Westbourne gives you. If she didn’t think she could get your shift covered, it was probably for a good reason.

[ Clears throat ] Actually, dr. Randolph, I just remembered nurse driscoll was looking to pick up some more work. She could probably fill in if I reached out to her. If that’s okay with you, of course. Sounds like a plan. Nixon falls is the best place to get away from it all. And what exactly is it you’re trying to get away from, mike? Oh, that’s a long story. Few months ago, I woke up… with no memory at all of who I was. Wow. That’s intense. And very complicated. Alright, I got to go, uh, to phyllis. I got to give her something. Phyllis? Yeah, she’s the owner of the tan-O. I told you her husband died a few days ago. My condolences. Mike, what does phyllis want? Just a photo album that I — oh, here it is. Um… so, I’m gonna go ahead and give this to, uh, phyllis. You gonna be alright with this guy? You have the venue, which is great. So now we need to talk flowers, deejay, dress, caterer. Oh, maxie, uh, you have so much going on right now, really. Which is exactly why I need the distraction. My life has completely imploded, you guys. Planning your wedding would be like a vacation, to be honest. And I never really acknowledged or apologized for the fact that peter took five years of your life, jason. Okay, look, whatever peter did to jason, he did far worse to you. Yeah, none of that is your fault. Okay, maybe not, but I still feel — I guess the word is “culpable,” for deluding myself about peter and ignoring everything he had already taken from you. So giving you carly’s dream wedding would be like my way of making amends. Please? Come on! I’m good at this! You know I am. And it’d be like you’re doing me a favor. Well, I mean, when you put it that way, how can we say no? Yes. This is your daily — hell, make it hourly — reminder that you have one month left of your parole. And murder, you know, it’s — it’s a crime in all 50 states, every single one. Oh, come on, relax. I’m not actually gonna murder him. I know. I might maim him. Eh… chop off a toe or two. I’m okay with that. You can do that. I’m kidding. I’m just venting to you. That’s good. That’s good. ‘Cause I’m a cop. I guess it is my job to track that bastard down and put him away all nice and legal-like. The sad thing is even if you do bring peter to justice, it won’t balance the scales. What exactly do you want me to do? It’s very simple. Just tell them that you found this on me when you were treating my wounds. It’ll make them trust you. But why do you trust me? Because you’re the first kind face I’ve seen in two years, and let’s be real, I really don’t have any other choice. You can do this. Guards?

[ Door opens ] What happened? I found this on him. I think he was trying to escape. Thanks for the intel. Take the nurse and go outside. That was a very stupid move.

I am so excited! Okay, just remember — classy, elegant, and understated. Please. Understated is my middle name. But understated can surprisingly be expensive. Budget? Whatever. Oh, my god. Are you sure? Yeah, I’m sure.

[ Gasps ] Buckle up, port charles. This is gonna be the wedding of the century.

[ Chuckles ] Everything’s fine. You sure? Yeah, I’ll see you when you get back, okay? I’m sure. You just tell phyllis that…I love her. Yeah, yeah, I will. Alright. If I don’t see you again, it’s good to meet you. Great to meet you, too, mike.

[ Door closes ] Nina, nina, nina. Of all the gin joints in all the world. What have you gotten yourself into now? I think the prisoner got the message. Good work.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Panting ] Don’t worry, scout. Daddy’s coming home to you. Peter cost drew and our daughter three years. That’s time we’re never gonna get back. Well, at least drew has the luxury of knowing that that was peter’s fault. That’s a luxury? Yeah. That time was taken away from drew and scout. The time I lost with rocco was a result of my actions. No, stop. You’re being way too hard on yourself. No, no, no, I’m not. That — that that guilt choked me, as you know, for a long time. But little by little, I realized that that — that time is gone. I can’t get that back. I can’t get that back for me or for rocco. So my only shot at redemption is to do whatever I can do now and moving forward so I can be present for rocco. I’m gonna love him, I’m gonna guide him, and I’m gonna be an example for him.

[ Chuckles ] Sorry. I just — I wish drew could do the same thing for scout. I, um, appreciate you making it work. It’ll mean a lot to violet and my boys. Get some rest. We’re going camping. It’s literally the opposite of restful. Ugh. Well, have fun, then? Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Thank you for what you said to elizabeth. Well, hey, when you’re right, you’re right. We have to stick up for each other professionally. Oh, and personally? Oh, personally — I can’t stand you.

[ Both laugh ] But who knows? Maybe that’ll change. Stranger things have happened. Partners? Partners.

[ Laughs ] This is a letter from edward’s lawyer reviewing the changes he requested in the will. One of those changes was that jimmy lee holt be included. His intentions are clear. You’re not [Clears throat] Seriously considering giving that to austin, are you? Chase, please. Don’t do this. What chase does or doesn’t do is up to chase. It’s his decision to make. I think you’re gonna be disappointed, but you’re right. It’s up to him. So let’s find out. Chase, you have a visitor. Hi. Please forgive me. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I’m just here to pick up the proof that edward quartermaine wanted my father in his will.

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