General Hospital Transcript
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of those we have loved and lost. Our loved ones may be gone, but they are never far from our hearts. Carly! No! You have to find a way inside! Mike is trapped in there! You have to get him out! We’re doing everything we can! Nina, you heard the fire captain. It’s too dangerous. What, too dangerous to save a life? There’s no way he survived this much time in that fire! He’s gone, nina. We have to accept that. Come on, maxie. Pick up the damn phone. Catering crisis? Jax knows I’m at a wedding. Why is he calling? Father reyes: From the book of genesis…
[ Clears throat ] …”Then the man said, ‘this at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; and she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.’ Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Maxie: Hi, it’s maxie.
Leave me a message.
[ Coughing ] Jax, what are you doing? I am trying to reach maxie. She needs to know that peter set fire here in nixon falls and tried to kill you and phyllis. And — and mostly, she needs to know that peter is alive and on the run. To hell with peter! We have to get sonny out of that building before it’s too late! Son of a bitch.
[ Groans ]
You’ve all come here today to bear witness and bless the joining together of carly and jason in holy matrimony. The scriptures teach us that the bond and covenant of marriage is a gift of god, a holy mystery in which two become one flesh. As carly and jason give themselves to each other today, let their love be an example and an inspiration to us all. Rather than bearing witness to a new love… maxie? You okay? I was just thinking about how happy I am that I didn’t marry peter. That would have been an epic mistake. …The latest chapter in their lives… not like carly and jason, though. This just feels right. No! You heard the fire captain. He knows what he’s talking about. The building is on fire! Any attempt to rescue sonny now is only gonna lead to more loss of life. There’s nothing we can do. No, he’s still alive, and I have to get him out! No! How are you gonna do that?! The front door is blocked. The back hallway’s engulfed with flames! No, listen! He’s in there! We have to find him! We have to find mike! You mean sonny.
[ Grunts ] What does that even matter, jax?! There’s a man trapped in a burning building! We have to help him. Please.
[ Sobbing ]
[ Grunts ] The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by god for their mutual joy, for the help and comfort given one another both in prosperity and adversity. Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by god. Into this holy union, carly and jason now come to be joined. If any of you gathered today can show just cause why they may not lawfully be married, speak now or forever hold your peace. I keep thinking tracy is gonna barge in here and do anything, anything to keep carly from marrying into this family again. Good. Let’s proceed. Now it’s your turn. I charge you both that if either of you know any reason why you may not be united lawfully in marriage, you do confess it now before god and these witnesses.
[ Grunting ]
[ Coughing ]
Carly, will you have jason to be your husband in the covenant of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to him for as long as you both shall live? I will. Jason, will you have carly to be your wife in the covenant of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, and keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live? I will. This reminds me of our wedding. Me, too.
[ Blows nose ] Joss looks so beautiful. Oh, I know it. Will all of you witnessing these promises do everything in your power to uphold these two persons in marriage? All: We will. Let me go. I have to find mike! No. No! There’s no use. I’m not gonna let you throw your life away. Nina. Nina! Listen to jax. I love mike, too, but it’s too late to save him. It can’t be too late. It’s not too late. I want to get you and phyllis over to the clinic. I want you checked out by doctors, okay? I’m not gonna leave mike. He still has a chance.
[ Crying ] Oh, mike. Please, I can’t lose him. It’s not too late. I take you, jason, to have and to hold from this day forward. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish as long as we both shall live.
[ Sighs ] I take you, carly… …to have and to hold from this day forward. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish… for as long as we both shall live. Do you have the rings?
[ Sniffles ] Jason, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, with all that I am and all that I have. Carly, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, with all that I am and all that I have.
[ Radio chatter ] I’m gonna take you and phyllis over to the clinic. Okay? Have you checked out. Take my hand, nina.
[ Radio chatter ] Come on. Come on. Now that carly and jason have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, with the joining of hands, and the giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce them husband and wife.
[ Applause ] Those whom god has joined together, let no one put asunder. All: Amen. You alright? My car’s not too far. I just — I-I — I just need to look one more time.
[ Crying ] It’s all gone. Whoa, whoa, whoa! Phyllis, phyllis. Hey, we need some help here! Oh. Oh, my god. Nina, no!
[ Coughing ] Ahh.
[ Crying ] Now, jason, you may kiss your bride.
[ Applause ] Thank god you made it. You’re gonna be okay. We’re gonna be okay.
joss: Okay, okay. This belongs to you. Oh, thank you. I’m so happy for you. I’m pretty happy myself. Yeah, me too.
[ Mendelssohn’s “wedding march” plays ] Well, that’s our cue. Yeah. Even I have to admit, carly does look lovely. You know, if you’re into that kind of look. They do look happy. Right. Gives you hope for the rest of us. So, what’s, uh — what’s next? Ah, well, we shake a lot of hands and we kiss a lot of cheeks. Well, that’s one option. What are you talking about? Let’s go. What? Come on. Look, jax, he made it! He made it. Jax: Hey, we need some help over here! Paramedic: Please step back so we can work. Listen, he collapsed! I’m gonna ride in the ambulance with him. Okay. Be careful. Okay. Why don’t you let me take you to the clinic? Jax!
[ Coughs ] What? No! I’m not leaving him. He almost died. He risked his life for me, and I’m not gonna let him die. He has too much to live for. You know, when I first heard about carly’s plan to marry jason, I got to say, I thought it was all kinds of wrong. Sonny — he hasn’t been gone even a year. Did you tell carly any of this? Oh, god, no. I mean, I would have if she would have asked, but luckily she didn’t, so I kept my big mouth shut. And I am so happy I did. I mean, did you see her? She was so happy. She was positively glowing. Yes, well, I certainly had my doubts. I mean, why wouldn’t I? Carly almost single-handedly destroyed A.J.’S life. But a lot of time has passed, and jason really seems genuinely happy. Yeah. What, are you saying you approve? I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a sucker for weddings. You feeling a bit melancholy? Ellie and i agreed to part ways, but I-I do miss her. Though I know in my heart it’s for the best. She would not have approved of today’s event. Are you speaking of the ceremony or the guest list? Look, I-I-I understand the necessity to have certain business associates in attendance, but… don’t you think they kind of put a pall on the festivities? Well, considering that carly and jason got married in order to send a message to said guests, it only makes sense that they be here to receive it. You don’t think they detract from the ambiance, though? Oh, please. I think carly and jason could have cared less. I think they were completely oblivious. It’s true. The — the bride and the groom seemed to have eyes for no one but each other. Mm-hmm.
[ Chuckles ] I am so proud of you. What, for handing off the ring? Yes. For not doing that thing where you pretend you can’t find the ring.
[ Sighs ] That is so lame. Okay, when jason’s the groom and my mom’s the bride, are you kidding me? If it’s gonna make you unhappy to talk to jax right now, don’t do it. I-I’m not even thinking about jax, and he’s gonna have to wait. I have a job to do. Hello, diane. Maxie! Maxie, the ceremony was gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done. Oh, no, no, no. Don’t — don’t compliment me just yet. We haven’t even gotten to the reception venue. And on that subject, the deejay has not checked in yet. Could you get on that for me? I’m gonna text you his contact information right now. On it. Bye. [ Chuckles ] If you want to go check on your baby mama before the reception, don’t worry about me. Vincent will make sure I get there safely. Except the novaks do make me worry. It was a lovely ceremony, don’t you think? No doubt about it. They’re legally married now. Which makes them twice as dangerous, in my book. Where are the bride and groom? I thought the receiving line was gonna be here at the church. Mom and jason wouldn’t just take off, would they? Well, they’re clearly not here. So the question is, where’d they go? I can’t believe you came here, no questions asked. What are you talking about? You know I trust you completely. Yeah, it’s the “no questions” part that surprised me. Well, I thought you could use a break from all the pomp and circumstance. And I was very impressed that you made it through the entire ceremony without wanting to bolt. I would never leave you.
You know, there was this moment… …where I looked up and monica was just smiling at me. It was so nice. And my mom had tears in her eyes, and I looked over and josslyn and michael were just grinning from ear to ear. Yeah, I kind of get the whole fuss now. You know, it’s like, it’s not just about you and me, it’s about our friends, our family, just our people, you know? I love the sound of that. Our friends, our family. Our life together. Starting now. Well, don’t let us interrupt. Hey, no fair sneaking up on us. We’re newlyweds, remember? Yeah, we know that. Everyone’s out there waiting for you. That’s why michael and i came to find you. Well, I promised the church secretary that I would clear out of here, so I need to get started. Hmm. Hey, remind me, is it the bride’s job to clean up the dressing room, or does she have people for that? I don’t know if she has people, but she has a maid of honor and a best man, and that sounds like a job for them. Not to mention that the wedding planner is going to have a major breakdown if you deviate from her schedule any longer. Sounds like we’re being kicked out. Yeah, I think so. Okay, all kidding aside, thank you both so much for standing up for us and making this day so special. It was special for us, too. Aww. Love you so much. I’d say welcome to the family, but you’re already a part of it. I’ll take it anyway. I’ll get one, too. Aww.
[ Laughter ] Alright, enough hugs. Get out there. Okay, come on. Okay. Bye. [ Chuckles ] Any guess as to where your daughter and brand-new son-in-law are? No, because my biggest worry was when father reyes asked if anybody was going to object. You really thought someone was gonna do that? You didn’t? Like who? Well, I happen to know that jax is not happy that josslyn’s new stepdad is jason. Hmm, well, glad he realized that the ceremony was not the place to air his objections. Yeah, well, jax isn’t entirely wrong, but, you know, he’s just not taking into account the bond between jason and carly and how much they’re truly committed to one another and to their family, and of course that includes josslyn. Excuse me. Where are the bride and groom? Do you see this schedule on my phone? Every minute of this day is planned. There is no room for jason and carly to go rogue. Uh… oh, here are the newlyweds.
[ Cheers and applause ] And where have you been? We just needed a minute alone. Mm-hmm. Well, you’re here now. Let us congratulate you.
[ Cheers and applause ] I guess we should go join everyone. Gladys, go be with your son. I’ll be along in a moment. You better. What do you think? Should we join everyone? Why not?
Carpe diem. Yes, seize the day. You know, most people forget the rest of that famous quote.
credula postero. Which means? “Don’t put your trust in tomorrow.” Whoa, epiphany. Hmm? That’s one long hug. Are you kidding me? Jason is the groom. This is the one time that he has to let me hug him.
[ Laughter ] Oh. Listen, congratulations, you two. Thank you, monica. Yes, welcome to the family — again. Well, I, for one, am very glad to have another ally. Well, I can’t wait.
[ Chuckles ] It was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you again for inviting me. Of course. And the handsome groom.
[ Whispering indistinctly ] Mrs. Morgan. I’ll see you at the reception.
[ Coughing ] Hey, you need to get yourself checked out by a doctor. No, I’m fine.
[ Coughs ] Alright, if the doctor says you’re fine, I’ll stop bugging you, but you may have an injury you’re unaware of. Well, maybe I’ll go and see the doctor later. Right now, my focus is on mike. He was in that fire a lot longer than I was. Okay, I know who he is.
Sonny. I’m not delusional. I never said you were. You haven’t been thinking clearly for months. Look, I know there’s no love lost between you and carly, and you may not care how she’s affected by this, but sonny is a father, and his kids have been missing him for almost a year. And that includes josslyn. You remember when you and i were dating, how close you got with her? Well, she’s been missing her stepfather f-for months. That must mean something to you. This has to stop. Nina, you understand that this has to stop, right? I am not gonna keep this secret. Keeping sonny from his kids would just be cruel. Oh, good. Doctor, how is he?
[ Sighs ] How is he? He’s conscious, but he’s inhaled a lot of smoke and he’s suffered some burns.
[ Coughs ] Yeah, yeah. But he’s gonna be okay, right? The doctor said it’s a miracle it’s nothing more serious.
[ Chuckles ] Can I see him? He wants to see you. Okay. Jax: Nina. Don’t do it. Let the doctors deal with him.
[ Groans ] You should really lie back, especially after everything you’ve been through. You okay? Oh, yeah, I’m fine, thanks to you and jax. You know, mike, if you didn’t risk your life to save mine, then I don’t know — my name’s not mike. It’s sonny. You’ve always known that. I remember everything, nina. And I mean everything.
Come on, joss. People are waiting. Oh, I know. I was just thinking, you know, most of my friends don’t believe in marriage, and, you know, that makes complete sense. I mean, mom’s been divorced. My dad’s been divorced. Trina’s parents are divorced. Cam’s mom’s divorced. But I don’t know, just seeing mom and jason be so excited to commit to each other, I just… I find it so refreshing and encouraging. Or am I just being hopelessly naive?
[ Chuckles ] I would use a lot of words to describe you, josslyn, but naive is not one of them. Well, you know, the whole notion that everybody just gets one great love in their life — I mean, if that was the case, I-I already had oscar, so does that mean I’m just gonna be alone for the next 60 years? Is that what the universe wants? Josslyn, I can’t imagine any universe would want you to be alone for the rest of your life. Well, what about you and willow? I mean, I know the first time you guys got married, it was to secure custody of wiley, but, I mean, would you guys get married again? But this time because you’re in love? Well, I don’t — look, I don’t wanna get ahead of things, but yeah, it’s definitely a possibility. This is such a happy day. Alright, alright, let’s get out there. We don’t want to miss what happens next. Okay, okay. Vincent, I-I know you said to go ahead without you, but you can ask around, patience isn’t exactly my strong suit. Um, and I-I just don’t want you to miss anything. I’m sorry, gladys, but something’s come up. I have some business to attend to. It can’t wait? I was really looking forward to dancing with you. If I can wrap it up quickly, I’d be happy to dance with you.
[ Sighs ] Mom? Brando. Everything okay? Can you make sure that your mother has a good time at the reception? I have to sort out some business. I’ll join you if I can. I’m gonna hold you to that. Come on. Let’s join everyone. From what I hear, the reception should be a real blowout. Guests are all happy. The bride and groom are smiling. Nice job, wedding planner maxie. You can relax for a little bit now. A wedding planner’s job is not done until the last tuna tartare has been eaten and the final dance is over. But still, I have to wonder why jax was calling me. I mean, he never calls me, and he knows I’m at a wedding. Granted, it’s not a wedding he’s very happy about, but still, it’s carly and jason’s big day.
[ Laughter ] It was one thing to hear the truth about mike — sonny. It was another to see it for myself. That man in there with mike’s face is someone different. Kind and appreciative, but a whole different energy. Yeah, you just met sonny corinthos. And nina knew who he was the entire time? Unfortunately, yes, she did. I can see it in your eyes. They’re different now. It took a near-death experience to remind me who I was before I washed up in nixon falls. Well, the good news is, I don’t have to lie anymore. We can start from scratch. You know, knowing who you were before and knowing the kind of connection that we made together. Do you really believe that? Listen, t-the name “mike” may be false, but the way we feel about each other is real. Why did you do it? Well, if you remember everything — your memories as sonny but also your memories as mike — then you already know the answer. Okay. You have your bubble makers ready? Yes, ma’am. Bubble makers? Locked and loaded! Perfect. Here you go. Thank you. Okay, people. It’s time for bubbles.
[ Laughter ] Hey. You guys better head to the reception, ’cause if not, you’re gonna be drowning in bubbles.
[ Laughs ]
[ Cheering ]
[ Crowd awws ]
[ Car door closes ] Now that we’re alone, not to mention away from gladys, we can speak freely. I know you have questions. This plan — is it cyrus renault’s idea? Renault’s in maximum security, and that’s not changing. Cyrus is right about one thing. The world is about to be a better place without jason and carly in it. Whew. We did it. And despite a church full of quartermaines and corinthos and business associates, lightning didn’t even strike the steeple. Okay, let’s not get overconfident.
[ Laughs ] We still have a whole reception to make it through. I’m not worried. I’m not worried. We deserve our happy ending and we’re gonna get it or die trying.
No. Hello? Yeah, okay. I understand. Yeah, I’ll see you soon. Let me guess. G.H. Needs you? Aw. Save me a piece of cake? Yeah, you got it. You don’t approve of maxie’s date? Dr. Austin gatlin-holt? I barely know the man.
[ Laughs ] I highly doubt that. Okay, I barely know the man personally. I am well-acquainted with his data, history, and online presence. You did a deep dive. For good reason. He’s challenging edward’s will and he wants a piece of elq. Who’s representing him? Scott baldwin, I believe. I wonder why no one reached out to me. I did the probate for edward’s will. I know all of the provisions. What say you and I go and get to know dr. Gatlin-holt a little bit better? Oh, by all means. You know, if you’ll excuse the observation, he does appear to be hovering a little close to maxie. Perhaps you could give her a break. I’m sure she would be most grateful. As would I.
[ Laughs ] You had it? Dr. Austin gatlin-holt, I presume. Hello. Hi. Hi. We haven’t met. I’m diane miller. Oh, pleasure. You’re a quartermaine. They’re just coming out of the woodwork. Come, tell me things about yourself. Alright. Excuse me. Okay. Did you ask diane to do that? Well, I just thought you might want a moment alone to pass along the instructions for the deejay. Oh, right. Did he get back to you? Wasn’t it sweet of vincent to promise to meet me at the reception? That’s not exactly what I heard, but maybe if we’re lucky, novak’s business will keep him busy all night. I hope fatherhood teaches you to be more trusting of people. Not everyone is out for number one. How am I supposed to know your reasons for keeping my true identity a secret? I want you to think back to earlier today, when phyllis and I, we were trapped in that fire. You told me that you love me, and that gave me the strength to fight for my life and survive that fire. Doesn’t — doesn’t that prove to you that what we have is real? I can’t d– I cannot do it. I got to go see my wife and kids. No, listen, listen. If you leave here, I want you to know something. That I honestly — I honestly love you. Don’t say that. So, when we were in the receiving line, mrs. Wu whispered something to you. What did she say? She was, uh, confirming something I already knew. Our little wedding surprise should be happening at any moment. Oh, right. That idiot gladys stole my pocket square. Relax. The device has been planted. Mr. And mrs. Morgan’s love story is about to come to a brief and violent end.
[ Beeping ] Okay, driver, step on it. We can’t wait to go celebrate with our family and friends.
[ Engine starts ]
[ Explosion ]
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