GH Transcript Wednesday, September 22, 2021

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great strategy. Well, it’s all right now, ’cause I’m back. You’re back.

[ Chuckles ] I-I-I-i can’t believe it. And I’m sorry to burden you. Don’T. Don’t apologize. You didn’t stay away on purpose. It’s not your fault. I mean, it’s no one’s fault.

[ Laughs ]

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll go see who that is.

[ Door opens ] It’s you. It’s me. This is your face. I’m here. And your hands.

[ Laughs ] I’m here. I just have one question. What the hell are you wearing?

[ Doorbell rings ] I got a few questions for you about the guys who were blown up outside your wedding. Hey. How you doing? Any word from anna or valentin? Have they found peter? Please, tell me this nightmare is over for maxie and her baby’s sake. Your daughter is an angel. She’s out like a light. I know. I was, um — I was listening. You’re really good with her. She’s cute, right? She’s easy.

[ Chuckles ] Not always. How’d you get to be such a baby whisperer? Comes natural. Seems to. Well, thanks again for putting her down. Keep it up, and I might need you to move back into this house.

[ Door opens ] On second thought, that might get a little awkward. Summer went by so fast. It’s hard to believe that the pool is already closed for the season. I know, right? Good thing we know the owner’s daughter. Have it all to ourselves. That is a perk. Mm-hmm. Wasn’t the wedding beautiful? It really was. You know, I’m so happy that my mom found happiness again, and now we get the rest of the night to enjoy and relax, just us. That sounds perfect.

[ Josslyn and trina chuckle ] Um… cameron. What did you do? There might be one small thing I forgot to mention. This place was very important to my brother. I’m trusting you that you’ll take care of it until it sells. I promise I will do that. And, ava, I really appreciate the responsibility. But…? Are you sure this is the right thing? Leaving town, leaving avery? I mean, there has to be another option. I’ve explored all of the other options, and the only thing I can do to make sure that avery’s safe is to go. So, how about you? How are you holding up? It must be tricky with carly getting remarried. Yeah, it’s a little weird. I mean, I love jason, but… were you invited? Yeah, but I decided not to go, partially out of loyalty to sam, but also because… carly moving on makes my dad’s death feel all the more real. I don’t know where to start. Wherever you want. Nine months of not knowing who I was, and if you had asked me, I would have said that I was happy. But something inside of me, I felt… was missing. So I guess I just got used to it. I didn’t — I didn’t even notice it anymore. And now? For the first time in a long time…I feel — I’m not 100% there, but I’m close. But I do know that what I was missing… …was you and the kids. Us. I always had a connection to my grandfather… I always wanted to learn more about him. I discovered some very interesting documents on ancestry. This is the uh registration card for the draft for world war two. And this is his signature which blew me away. Being able to… make my grandfather real… not just a memory… is priceless. His legacy…lives on. What can I du with less asthma? With dupixent I can du more… yardwork… teamwork… long walks…. that’s how you du more, with dupixent, which helps prevent asthma attacks. Dupixent is not for sudden breathing problems. It’s an add-on-treatment for specific types of moderate-to-severe asthma that can improve lung function for better breathing in as little as two weeks. And can reduce, or even eliminate, oral steroids. And here’s something important. Dupixent can cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Get help right away if you have rash, shortness of breath, chest pain, tingling or numbness in your limbs. Tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection, and don’t change or stop your asthma treatments, including steroids, without talking to your doctor. Are you ready to du more with less asthma? Just ask your asthma specialist about d upixent. I brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. Those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks!

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[ Both chuckle dryly ] But he sure loved our daughter. Carly loves her, too. And I know that she will take good care of her, which makes leaving avery slightly less unbearable. Oh, I almost forgot. These were left up front for you. Oh. Thank you. I’ve had my mail forwarded here because I’ve been moving around s-so much… lately. Something wrong? No, I… I just thought maybe scott would be so busy with liesl’s disappearance that he wouldn’t get around to these. These being…? My finalized divorce papers. All I have to do is look them over and sign them, bring them to the courthouse, and my marriage will officially be… over. I’m sorry, okay? I’m sorry. Please tell me that you told spencer not to bring esme. Omg, you didn’t? N-no, but, I mean, I didn’t say anything about esme, so… okay, then maybe he won’t bring her. Are you delusional? In what universe would esme let spencer go anywhere all by himself, let alone to hang out with us? I mean, god, she’s like a human barnacle. Come on, is she really that bad? Yes.Yes. Okay, I’m sorry, alright? I’m sorry. It’s just that last time I spoke with spencer, we had a pretty decent talk the night of his party. I get it. You were trying to be nice. Yeah, and to throw him a bone. You know, it’s a pretty crappy thing when your dad dresses up like a stalker and stabs you. Fake stabs you. Whatever. It is true, spencer has been through a lot. But it’s like, the second you start to feel bad for him, he does something stupid or selfish or entitled, or just plain-out wrong, and then all of that emotion just evaporates. Wow, joss. Tell me how you really feel. I-I didn’t realize you would be here. Yeah, we — we just left my mom’s wedding — guys, stop. This is your house. You don’t need to explain yourselves. Chase just came by to drop off a gift for monica. Yeah, to thank her for her hospitality. That’s nice of you. Yeah, and then, of course, I had to put him to work, have him rock bailey to sleep. I wanted to. I missed her. She missed you. We’l l go down to the gatehouseand give you guys some space. You don’t have to do that. No more eggshells, okay? We’re good. You really mean that? You meant too much to me once. You both did. I haven’t been able to get ahold of valentin or anna, but they did promise that they would let us know if peter was apprehended. Well, that’s probably not good news. I’m sorry, nina. I’m just — I’m actually just glad that you’re still here. What, as opposed to chasing after mike — sonny? I’ve made such a mess, haven’t I? You know, I kept sonny away from his family all this time, and you know carly and michael are not gonna let me see wiley. So where am i supposed to go now? I can’t go to port charles, and I can’t go to nixon falls because of what I did to these people. They were so kind to me, and now they have to pay for my choices. Hi. Nina. I wanted you to know, the tan-o’s gone gone. Jason: Look, dante, there’s something that you need to know. Without diane here? That’s a first. Well, it’s got nothing to do with diane. Okay, so it has nothing to do with the bomb that went off outside the church? No, it’s about something else. Oh. Well, listen, I — here we are again. You know, you’re on this this side, I’m on this side. We’re practically family, but I’m here to investigate a crime, so I’m going to ask you questions, and if diane’s not here to answer them, then I’m not gonna get the answers I’m looking for. Dante, I — so, why don’t we — just — just hear me out, okay? Two people were id’d — the heads of the novak and buscema families. They were dead, found in a car that exploded outside the church where you got married, that they attended. Okay, now, given that they’re both alleged crime family heads, I assume they had a hit out on you and carly and you found out about it first, so you dispatched your own bomb instead. Are you finished? Sure. Because there is something important I need to tell you. I was going after julian on the bridge. The bridge collapsed. I fell into the water, and it was so… so cold. The current was so strong. I had to get to the surface. Thank god you did.

[ Sighs ] So I, uh… woke up in the woods. Oh, you could have froze to death. I was in the snow, and I had a dream about my dad. He came to me. He said… “you’ve got to walk.” He saved my life. I believe that. I believe that. I believe that mike came to you when you needed him the most and he got you up and he got you moving. Remember, I told you about the hiker who found me? He asked me my name. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know where I came from. And I wondered why. Why what? What got me on my feet? What was so important that it was worth living for? And now I know why. You and the kids. This moment. I lived for all of you.

I want the best for both of you. Willow: Thank you, chase. Michael: Yeah, that means a lot. But, uh, I couldn’t help but notice that you used the past tense, that we meant something to you. Just because I’m ready to move on with the rest of my life doesn’t mean we can go back to the way things were. I don’t see how that’s possible. But who knows, you know, maybe in a couple of years, we’ll all be laughing about this. It’s all very “three’s company” when you really think about it. I’m gonna go see if I can find out any more information about peter, okay?

[ Door closes ] I don’t know what to say. Makes two of us. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody. Really? And what do you think sonny’s wife would say about that? I always had this feeling that I wanted to know who I was, and then, you know, time would pass, weeks would pass, and I just got into my new life and I just got distracted, but…

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. It’s okay. It’s okay. We don’t need to talk about that right now. There’s plenty of time to examine that. I just want to focus on you being home. My rings. What? What? My ring. I, um… I… it was torture taking these off, and I just never dreamed I’d be putting them back on, you know? Can I do it? Yeah. Perfect fit. We always were. That’s us, right? Imperfectly perfect. I just can’t believe that this is real. It’s just, I mean… kind of hard to believe you and jason are married.

[ Chuckles ] That’s — you know, we can fix that. So, I got other things that I need to do. Well, I think you need to have a drink. Yeah, and I need to see my kids. Yeah. You coming? Yeah. Oh, yeah. I’ll have diane come here. She can meet us at the pcpd. Great. We can talk for hours about what did or what didn’t happen to novak or buscema, but right now, I just need you to sit down. Why? What’s going on? Your dad’s here. What?

well, it’s getting late. I suppose these’ll have to wait till morning. Mm, the courthouse is still open for another 20 minutes or so. Hardly enough time to review them. What? Just wondering if you’re having second thoughts. About divorcing nikolas?

[ Laughs ] 2nd, 3rd, 27th thoughts about that, but then I come back to the first one. Terror. Terror that my daughter will be hurt if I don’t do exactly what the stalker wants. Is this going to be another lecture on my many faults? I don’t know. Did it land the first time? Trina. I was such an ass, and I am really sorry. I completely took advantage of you, and it was, as josslyn said, a really selfish, entitled, just plain wrong thing to do. It’s fine. Apology accepted. I mean it, trina. I’m not just saying this because I’m scared joss will push me in the pool or something. Mm-hmm. I’m saying it because I think you’re awesome and I feel horrible about what I did to you — lying to you, making you lie for me. It was — plain wrong? Stupid. Selfish. Yeah. Can you forgive me? Maybe, in the next century or so, I might possibly be willing to think about it. So you’re saying there’s a chance?

[ Esme sighs loudly ] The valet took forever to come back with my phone. They must park the cars on neptune. So, what’d I miss? Carly was really cruel to me one day, and that was the day that I decided not to tell her that sonny was alive. And what about all the other days? Yeah, I get it. I actually didn’t know what I was gonna do. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t want to tell him the truth. But then… sonny became mike for me, and he was so happy there. See, being in nixon falls was the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me. I got to spend this precious time with you and lenny. But also, I fell in love with mike. Hey, so, I got to go. Is everything okay? My mom texted. She told me I need to find joss and get to the house right away. What’s going on? She says it’s good news, but it’s still kind of strange. I don’t know. Hey, kiss wiley good night for me? Yeah, of course. Okay. Bye. Alright.

[ Door closes ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Brook lynn: Oh, excuse me. Ugh. I have to take this. It’s that pain in the neck, gladys. Sorry.

[ Fake cheerful ] Gladys, doll, how are you? How are you standing here right now? It’s a long, convoluted story, but can i tell you about it? No, look, look. Wait, wait, wait. I want to hear about it, i do want to hear about it, but I… I just want to tell you something first. I, uh… I recently had a conversation with jason about you and about the role you played in my life and how there were a bunch of things I didn’t get a chance to tell you, and I regretted it, and then, now, it looks like I get the chance to say something to you, and I’m grateful for that. Well… “grateful” seems to be the word of the night. I love you, dad. And I’m glad that you’re my father. Okay? It’s important for me that you know that. Okay. I know we’ve had A… well, it hasn’t been easy, you know? We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, and that’s bound to happen when you got people standing for different things, but always underneath, through it all, it’s been a lot of love and a lot of respect. I want you to know that. I missed you every day, dad. And whatever happens, whatever fight that we get into over your alleged this or that, okay, it doesn’t — I’m gonna remember this moment, and I’m — I’M… not gonna back down from you, and I’m not gonna forget how much I love you and how happy I am that you’re back. Hey. I’m not gonna forget, either. I know this seems… you don’t know what I’ve been through. No, I don’T. And we don’t have to get into that right now, at all. It’s a gift. We have to see this as a gift. You know what that gift is? That I get to stand here, in front of my son… …and tell you what you mean to me. I love you, too, son. I love you.

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[Inhales] Since when do you care if nikolas and I stay married? My family has had issues with both you and my cousin over the years, but I’m not blind, ava. Nikolas crawled himself out of a dark place, and it’s pretty obvious it was because of you. The way I see it, you’ve made each other better. We do. We did — did.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Uh, I’m — I’m sorry, but I have to take off. Is everything okay? Yeah, carly just texted, and she said I needed to get to the house right away. I don’t think anything’s wrong, but it sounds important. Okay. Go, go. Good luck. Thank you. So, today was the big day, right? Your mother married that, um… enforcer guy? His name’s jason, and he’s not an enforcer anymore. No, he’s the big gun now.

[ Chuckles ] See what I did there? Clever. So, how do you feel about getting a new stepfather? Is that, um…awkward? No, it’s actually super great. I don’t know how you do it, josslyn. Which part? All those bodyguards and people staring at you all the time. Must feel like you live in a fishbowl. Sometimes. But the positives far outweigh the negatives. How so? Well, if someone really pisses me off, they’ll just disappear. Disappear? Yeah, you know, I get home, someone asks me, “how are things?” And I say, “well, you know, I kind of had a rough day because of…” fill in the blank. They’ll just vanish. Poof! Hmm. Into thin air.

[ Chuckles ] Come on, joss. No one’s actually vanished because you didn’t like them. Not yet. But there’s a first time for everything.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I have to go. Wait, what? Why? I’m so sorry. Michael’s downstairs to pick me up and take me to our mom’S. It’s kind of urgent. I hope she’s okay. Yeah, me, too. Hey, do you want me to come with you? Um, no. No, stay. I’ll let you know if it’s anything serious. Guys, come on. Can we get this party started now, or what? So, how was the wedding? It was really nice, actually. Yeah, the flowers were gorgeous. Maxie outdid herself. Your recovery is going well, I take it? Yeah, I actually managed to go camping. For someone who was recently in a wheelchair, impressive. That’s — that’s a big deal. Yeah. I’ll be back on the force soon. That’s great, chase. But I need to get something off my chest. Okay. And I feel ashamed about it. About what? Um… how I took advantage of the quartermaines’ hospitality by poking around for that document for austin. I mean, that’s not who I am or who I want to be, and, god, I just feel really lousy about it. Look, it’s safe to say that this was an extreme situation and none of our finest hours. The good news is we got through it, and… we’re all coming out the other side. I’m trying. You’re doing better than that. Look at you. You’re on your feet, about to go back to work. As sorry as I am about the way it ended, I don’t regret loving you, chase. And I’m happy for you as you go on with your life. I’m happy for you, too.

[ Sighs ] Come in, come in. Hey. I picked up josslyn like you asked. Mom, what’s going on?

[ Door closes ] Um… it’s something really good. What? O-okay. But you haven’t told us what it is, so we’re still nervous. Come inside, you’re — you’re gonna get the best surprise. Oh, my god. Dad? Good to see you, son. Oh, my god, dad. It’s not an excuse, because there are none, but when I look at my life, and it’s such a pattern. What is? I am deathly afraid of being abandoned by the people that I love and that love me. But either I turn a blind eye or I go to extremes, and that’s something I need to look at. At least, I’ll try to look at, but… what I can’t make peace with is… how much I took from you and lenny, and I don’t know how to make that right. You can’T.

So, josslyn is certainly… how do I put it? Amazing? Forceful. Always has been and always will be. Joss knew her mind when we were kids, and she knows her mind now. I always figured you guys would get together. Yeah, well, it was just a matter of me playing hard to get. Oh, my gosh, you’re so full of it. He was a goner for joss from the start. Speaking of joss, you think we can drop her name at the restaurant, get something to eat? Well,

i might be able to. You, on the other hand, don’t stand a chance. Please, I can feel my blood sugar plummeting. Well, we can’t have that, can we? Any requests? I like the caprese. Tuna tartare or miso cod. Alrighty, well, I’ll see what I can do. Good. This’ll give us a chance to chat. Even I can see the person you were lying to the most is yourself. Yeah. I latched on to this belief that not telling sonny the truth was in his best interest, because that was the only thing I’d let myself believe, ’cause it had already been so long. I mean, my god, a week would have been too long. But how could I explain two, three, eight months? There’s no explanation for that. So here I am, standing here, knowing what I did was wrong and having no idea how to fix it. What do I do? We can’t undo the mistakes we’ve made in the past, nina. But we can move forward. How do I do that? How do I move forward? By owning up to what you did and facing the consequences. Is this actually happening right now? It is. I know, I can’t believe it, either, but he’s back. He’s back. This is incredible.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get this one. Kristina, hey. Hey. Come on in. Uh, I got a random text from carly? Yeah, yeah. There’s — there’s something you need to see. Yeah, that was cryptic. Dad? Kristina.

[ Voice breaking ] Oh, my god.

[ Crying ] It’s all right. It’s — oh, my god. We thought — hey, hey. Oh, my god. Kristina — I missed you so much! It’s okay. Listen to me. Listen to me.

[ Sobs ] I missed you, too.

[ Sniffles ] It’s okay. It’s okay. You’re gonna be so glad I’m here, okay? Okay? This is just typical. I’m making a total fool out of myself. Oh, no. Carly: Oh, no, you’re not.

[ Laughing ]

[ Crying ] This is amazing. You want to know what amazing is? That I’m here with my whole family. That, to me, means everything. You know that? Right?

Take care of yourself, okay? Only if you do the same. Deal. I swear, you guys should have halos around your head. What do you mean? You guys are just so civil. I mean, had something like this happened to someone on my mom’s side? Oh, forget about it. Prison and/or murder would be the least of it. Is everything okay with work? Oh, yeah. I just let gladys drone on and on and on. She had another brainstorm. Anyways, I checked on bailey, and she is sleeping sound, with yuri keeping watch.

[ Cellphone rings ] He assured me that the house is secure.

[ Sighs ] The pcpd still hasn’t spotted peter. Okay, well, maybe he’s still in pennsylvania. Fingers crossed. Would you be comfortable leaving the house for a few hours? I don’t know. Why? Let me take you out for a beer. Oh. Or whichever libation your heart desires. Okay. That’s an offer I can’t refuse. These’ll keep till morning. I’m just wondering how much you know. About? What josslyn said to spence behind your back. I mean, I’m sure she was just defending you, but she was completely misinterpreting what happened.

[ Chuckles ] She even implied that spence led you on, which is obviously ridiculous. We worked it all out. You did? Yeah, spencer and I talked, and we’re all good. Same thing with joss. Sure, she can be overprotective, but that’s what best friends do. We look out for each other. I can tell. You and joss are a team, just like spence and me.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Excuse me, I need to use the ladies’ room. Okay, I lied because I didn’t want my father to know I was back in port charles. Why not? For three years, he let me believe he was dead. When he resurfaced, I didn’t take it well. And when he married ava, I didn’t take that well, either. I just want you to know… that you’re not alone, and I’m here if you need me. Actually, I was starting to think that… if you go with me, I might actually be able to face my father. Esme: Not so fast. Just where do you think you’re going without me? Trina and ava got close when they worked together. She’s trina’s mentor. And I’m sure you were like a daughter to her after kiki passed away. You mean lauren? I’m sorry? That’s what you called kiki the other day. Oh, right. Her, uh, given name. And the name on her hospital id badge. You know, the one they found near ava’s car after it was burned to a crisp. Hell yes, you and spence are a team. Sorry. Dr. Green wants to see you. Phyllis, I know I-I don’t deserve any of this, but thank you.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Door closes ] No news on peter. You’re very — you’re very sweet. We both know that you left so I could have some time with phyllis. Did it help? I don’t think anything’s gonna help until I confront this disaster, but phyllis has a way of making things clear, and she’s right. I can’t undo the past, jax. I just have to face it and move forward. Okay, sounds like a plan. Hey, uh, you need some help over there? Michael: I got it. It doesn’t look like you do. Here. Hand it over. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. How do you know how to open champagne? Uh, youtube? Uh, I don’t know, mom. I’m gonna get you a bottle of sparkling cider. Okay. I’m gonna head home. Let me walk you out. No, man.

[ Champagne bottle pops ] Stay with your family. You know what? I want — I want to thank you for looking out for my family. I mean, I don’t know how I’m ever gonna repay you. Um, you’ve repaid me a million times. Let’s face it, carly’s the one who held everything together. Oh, I doubt that. I did the best I could, but I could never be you. Welcome home, man.

[ Laughter ] Thank you.

[ Laughing ] Hey!

[ Glasses clinking, champagne pouring ] Kristina: Dad, here’s a glass. Come on. Sonny: Hey.

[ Laughter, glasses clink ] Okay, dad, I have to ask — what is up with that shirt? Oh, yeah, flannel. Really? You don’t like my look? No. No.No. It’s just not you. You guys are a tough crowd.

[ Laughter ]

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