GH Transcript Tuesday, November 23, 2021

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Which means that we have to go to him. Brando, could you please get a wheelchair? I’m going to see our baby in the nicu. You can’t even sit up right now. I will do whatever it takes to be with my son. If he can’t come to me, then I will go to him. That’s not the problem. Sasha, in your current post-operative condition, you can’t visit the nicu right now. You need time to heal first. No. No, no. My baby needs his mother! Your baby needs his mother to be healthy and whole for what’s to come. Is that sasha’s room? Are she and brando in there? Give them a minute. They’re talking to sasha’s doctor. Sasha, I know it’s hard, but I strongly advise you to use this time to rest, gather your strength so when you’re cleared to visit your son, you’ll be prepared. “Prepared”? P-prepared for what, exactly? Hey. Thank you for calling me. How are sasha and the baby? Well, I asked at the nurses’ station. Sasha’s out of surgery, recovering in the icu. Oh, my god, I don’t understand. Last I heard, everything was fine. How did you hear that sasha and the baby had been rushed into surgery? It says in your chart your doctor wants you to spend one more night here for observation. I’m gonna take care of myself. I’m leaving, effective immediately. That would be an ill-advised decision, but, yes, it’s your choice. First, you’re gonna have to sign a form stating that you are leaving against medical advice. So give me the form. Fine. Wait here. Please don’t take too long. Valentin. Hi. Hi. Listen, why are you in such a hurry to leave? I have to get out of the quartermaine mansion, and I have to find the strength to hug my daughter for the last time. Don’t you think it’s a little sacrilegious to hatch a plot in a chapel? It’s a non-denominational chapel. What does that mean? We needed a place to talk away from valentin. Okay, I’m listening. It’s enough. Enough what? Enough off of your self-assured, nothing-bothers-you attitude. Okay? Do you have any idea what you’ve gotten yourself into by pretending to be bailey’s father? If the truth is found out, then you will have two enemies — valentin and peter. Hi, maxie. Can I call you right back? I’m in the middle of something. No. Peter just called me. He promised he was gonna see me soon. We have peter in custody. Are you sure they have him in custody? He’s in handcuffs, and he’s waiting to be transferred to port charles to stand trial. So you’re saying it’s really over? No, it’s not over yet. Let me know when you’re done examining drew. I need to make sure your stitches didn’t burst when you fell in the tunnel. I’m fine, britta, but you’re going to need to recite the abc’s backwards so I can rule out a concussion. Fine. Z, y, x, w, v — is that enough? For now. And you? Any other injuries you need to tell me about? Just what you saw.

[ Inhales sharply ] Mm. Last time you examined me was when peter wanted to make sure I was in tip-top shape to abduct maxie. Thankfully, that plan never materialized. Yeah. Maxie’s safe. But at what cost to jason? Like pulsing, electric shocks,sharp, stabbing pains, or an intense burning sensation. What is this nightmare? It’s how some people describe… shingles. A painful, blistering rash that could interrupt your life for weeks. Forget social events and weekend getaways. If you’ve had chickenpox, the virus that causes shingles is already inside of you. If you’re 50 years or older ask your doctor or pharmacist about shingles. Are you tired of clean clothes that just don’t smell clean? Downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters keep your laundry smelling fresh way longer than detergent alone. If you want laundry to smell fresh for weeks, make sure you have downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters. Hi. So you’re the scientist here. Does my aveeno daily moisturizer really make my dry skin healthier in one day? It’s true jen. This prebiotic oat formula moisturizes to help prevent dry skin. Impressive. Aveeno healthy. It’s our nature. New daily moisture for face. (Judge) it’s delightful. (Contestant 1) seriously? But it’s a total train-wreck. (Judge) it’s obvious that you’ve put a lot of work into it. (Buzz) she’s probably happy because she found out honey nut cheerios can help lower cholesterol. (Judge) does anyone want to go on a bike ride? You have always loved vicks vapors. And now you’ll really love new vicks’ vapostick. It goes on clear and dries quickly. No mess. Just the soothing vicks’ vapor for the whole family. Introducing new vicks vapostick. Ut liesl and britt?Have you seen them? Yeah, I-I’m here with them now. They’re — they’re fine.

[ Sighs ] Oh, thank god. I knew jason wouldn’t let anything happen to them. Thank you for bringing peter to justice. I owed it to you, maxie, and it’s long overdue. Will you thank jason and britt for me, too? When are you guys coming home? Well, the situation is — is kind of fluid right now. I’ll be able to have a longer conversation with you when I get back. This is all I-I wanted… maxie, was to keep you safe.

[ Sighs ] I don’t understand. Say goodbye to your daughter? Are you sending charlotte to boarding school? No, not charlotte. Wait. What’s going on with bailey? She’s not mine. What makes you say that? Brook lynn lied to me. You must be devastated. Brook lynn used bailey as a bargaining chip to get her elq shares back. Nothing more than an elaborate ruse to get back in her father’s good graces. Brook lynn actually said that? She said a lot of things, but… it was about elq. Plain and simple. Do you have any idea what you’ve signed up for? I wasn’t thinking long term. I was thinking on the fly. I had to. Okay. Well… until we know that peter is not a threat anymore, I mean, you’re gonna have to continue with his lie. You’re gonna have to tell everyone. Are you ready to tell your parents that they’re gonna be grandparents again? You’re gonna have to tell finn. And how about willow? It’s not the first time that you’ve had to tell a lie for the greater good. And the lie worked. It kept nelle from getting custody of wiley. Well, are you ready to tempt fate again?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Oh, it’s maxie. She’s freaking out about something. Look, I would not blame you if you don’t want to take this charade any further. You know what? Maybe we should just go back to valentin, tell the truth, beg him for his help. And then you don’t have to be a part of this charade and get in any deeper. Are you sure it’s about elq? Maybe there’s another reason. Like what? Like maybe you need to give brook lynn the benefit of the doubt, you know? Even — listen, even your biggest detractors have to admit that you are an amazing father to charlotte, and maybe the biological father isn’t a good guy. Could that be the reason that brook lynn lied to you? No. Why not? Because detective harrison chase is the real father. He told me, and brook lynn confirmed it. If there’s a problem with sasha and the baby, brando must be losing his mind. And you’re the only family he has in town, besides gladys, so of course brando reached out to you. Oh. Maxie… what’s the latest? Yeah. Is the baby okay? Which baby? Sasha and brando’s baby. Oh, right. Of course. Um, sorry, I just have a lot going on. Sasha had a baby boy. She needed an emergency c-section. She’s fine, but the baby is in the nicu.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Sorry. That’s all I know. Is it just me or did she seem all over the place? Well, I mean, I’m sure all this reminds her of the trauma that surrounded louise’s birth. You know what it reminds me of? Hmm? What we went through with — with donna. I’ll never forget. But like sasha, I had one advantage that maxie doesn’T. What’s that? A loving, supportive partner right by my side. Mrs. Corbin, you can go in. I know you’re family. Thank you, but I don’t — I don’t want to intrude. The doctor sounds so serious. That’s never good, right? Brando: Elizabeth, did you see our baby? Sasha: Yes. How is he? Well, he is currently intubated on a ventilator to assist with breathing. He also has an umbilical line to administer steroids and antibiotics. Well, what you’re describing, I mean, that’s standard procedure in the nicu, right? I mean, ’cause babies — you know, they’re born with underdeveloped lungs all the time that need help. In this case, it’s not a question of lung capacity. During the placental abruption, your son was deprived of oxygen. And in some babies, this can result in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. What is that? It’s a condition that, depending on the severity, causes disabilities, brain damage, and, in some cases, death. Elizabeth: Those are worst-case scenarios. Yes. We don’t have all the answers yet. Dr. Fleming, the neonatologist, and the wonderful team in the nicu have started a very advanced treatment called hypothermia therapy, which cools the baby down and has been shown to give the brain an opportunity to slow brain-cell damage.

[ Crying ] You guys need to think positively. How can I think anything positive when my baby is hurting and it could be all my fault?

[ Crying continues ]

It’s my fault. I must have missed a sign or ignored a symptom. Sasha, you are not to blame. There is nothing you could have done to prevent what happened. Your placenta separated from your uterus, a completely involuntary medical condition. Yes, but I-I-I felt something, you know, a twinge or something. I definitely knew that I wasn’t comfortable, and I did not reach out to you. Sasha, hey, listen to the doctor. Okay? You could not know this was going to happen. I’m not gonna let you blame yourself. And most discomfort during pregnancy is harmless. Dr. Navarro: Nurse baldwin is correct. It’s possible what you felt earlier had nothing to do with the abruption. We need to focus on next steps — when the hypothermia treatment concludes. How long does that take?

[ Sighs ] It can take up to 72 hours.

[ Crying ] And once it’s done, dr. Fleming will order an eeg to determine brain function. You can visit the nicu now, and if you are stronger in the morning, I will authorize for you to be wheeled downstairs to see your son. I’ve got to go, but I will check in on you later. Thank you, doctor. Sasha…listen to me. I know, as moms, it’s very easy to blame ourselves, but you did everything right. You went to all your doctor’s appointments. You had consistent bloodwork done. You went on bed rest when dr. Navarro told you to. No one has a crystal ball. So all we can do now is wait? Wait…and pray. The excavation team have landed, and they’ve headed to the tunnels. -I want to help. -Me too. No, no, no, no. It is too cramped and dangerous for us to go down there. This is a highly trained team, and they are equipped with the latest technology. The best thing that we can do for jason is just to stay out of their way. Look, there’s gonna be a formal debriefing with the wsb, but before that happens, I need to know what the hell went on down in those tunnels. That hurensohn peter activated drew. While jason and drew were fighting, peter dragged britta and me into those unstable tunnels. And then he got lost in the process. What? Activated? What? You mean conditioning? Faison installed a shortcut. Peter used it. You know what he had you do? No. I got no idea. The first time was in crete, and — and I came to in my cell. I’d been grazed by a bullet, and I was bleeding. Oh, I think maybe you sustained your injury during an assassination attempt. How do you know? I was the target. I got your texts. Please tell me gladys did not — chase. Hi. Um, if you don’t mind, I’d like to speak to brook lynn in private. If this is about bailey, anything that you have to say to me, you can share with chase. He knows everything. Nina: Brook lynn told you that chase was bailey’s biological father? Yes.

[ Sighs ] Valentin… I am so sorry. I know how painful this is. I know you do, because you know what it’s like to love someone like a daughter and then learn you’ve been deceived because I’ve done that to you. And call it karma or poetic justice, but what I inflicted on you has been inflicted on me. And you’ve got every right to gloat. I’m just happy that, you know, donna has…has so much strength and is so healthy. We were so lucky. I really pray the same for brando and sasha that whatever comes their way, they can weather it together as a team. We did it. We did. Look, um, I know this is a weird time, but we didn’t get to finish our conversation earlier about nina. And there’s something I need to say. No one can deliver y

I wasn’t talking about your physical condition, britta. Not knowing if jason is dead or alive must be taking a toll on your emotions. Jason was only here because I asked him for help. If he dies, how do I live with that? The door to sasha’s room was open just enough so I could hear what the doctor told them. I want to be supportive to brando and sasha, but they may think I’m overstepping. I know I tend to do that. Okay. You know what, gladys? You’re — at least you’re here, right, and you’re thinking about them. You don’t need to be so kind given… everything. Hey. Family’s family. You did not fail our son. You took better care of yourself than any mother. You bought books to read to him, played music to your belly. The nursery you created at my space?

[ Laughs ] It’s so warm and cozy. It’s a total child’s wonderland. You were a wonderful mother already before our son was even born. I just feel so helpless. I want to hold our son so badly. I want him to know that his mother is there for him. I want to protect him. I want to — I want to comfort him. That’s my job. That’s our job. Brando, will you — will you do something for me? Anything. Go see our son.

Sasha, I want to see our son, okay? But I don’t want to leave you alone. I could text maxie or lucy and… I will be fine, but our son needs at least one of his parents to be with him right now. Please, brando. The best thing you can do for me right now is to do what I can’T. Go tell our son that I love him. Thank you for forgiving me. Hey, I was so caught up in my stuff, I haven’t seen you since you’ve been back. You okay? Oh, yeah, I’m good. I’m fortunate that my return to port charles wasn’t met with a group of people with pitchforks. I can’t imagine you doing anything to deserve that. Ha! If you ever want to talk about it… thank you. I might take you up on that. But tonight, it’s about sasha. She went into labor. She had a complication. She had to have surgery, and that’s all I know. Oh, my god, and I made this all about me. Go be with sasha. Yeah. I’ll send sasha and the baby good thoughts. Okay. Way to set an example. Taking the high road, you could do the same with brook lynn. At least I hope you’ll try. Was that fast enough for you? Brook lynn: First thing, we have to decide how we break the news to everyone. I should probably act like I’m mad at you for a while. Is that really necessary? If you kept my baby a secret from me in reality, I would be furious. So I still have to be the liar in this scenario? In all fairness, you are the one who faked a pregnancy. Okay, that’s true. Alright. So we will go with valentin’s theory that I always knew you were the father and that I pretended he was the father to get back my elq stock. People will believe that. Yeah, I know. Please know I am incredibly grateful to both of you for doing this. It means everything to me that I at least have some control over my child’s well-being, especially in light of everything going on with sasha. Wait, what happened with sasha? She went into labor, but there were some complications.

[ Sighs ] She was so excited the last time I saw her. Is she okay? She made it through the surgery, but I’m waiting for an update. This keeps everything in perspective. The most important thing is that we keep bailey safe from peter. We can do this. We can… and we will. Brando. I’ve been so worried about you and the baby. How you holding up? Kind of numb, actually. Sonny: Yeah? It’s important to sasha to go see our son. She — he’s downstairs now in the nicu. Then I want to come with you. Um, brando, when was the last time you had something to eat or drink? I don’t know. Then I’ll go to the cafeteria and get you something. Gladys, why don’t you come with me? Because you know all of his favorite things. Well… he needs to keep his strength up. Yeah. I’m sending all my love to your baby. Come on. How you feeling? Talk to me. I’m scared. Yeah? Well, that’s alright. You wouldn’t be a father if you weren’T. You just got to — you just got to get past all that. You got a brand-new son coming into the world. He’s gonna need his father and his love. What if I don’t know what to do? That’s alright. That’s just fear talking to you. Once you see that little boy, it’s gonna take care of everything. Your love. You got it. You got it. Thanks. Yeah. Hey, elizabeth, I’m here about — hi. I’m here about sasha gilmore. You know, I know that she gave birth, she had to have surgery. Are there any updates? You know I can’t provide confidential patient information, but I can tell you she’s recovering in the icu. Icu? It’s that bad? Well, how is sasha? What about the baby? How is the baby? Can sasha have visitors? Only family right now. Please. Elizabeth. Sasha and i were family once. Please. Let me see what I can do.

[ Monitor beeping, ventilator hissing ] Come on, brando. Let’s get you dressed so you can meet your son. How are you feeling? Are you in any pain? Nothing physical, but I suppose that’s because of the painkillers. Yeah. You know, if you ever want to talk, mom to mom, I’m just one call button away. Thank you, elizabeth. You have been so kind to me. Are you up for a visitor? She’s not family, but she really wants to see you and I can look the other way. Epiphany: I’m here to help. Do you have any questions? Brando: Is he in any pain? Not at all. He’s sedated. And that blanket that he’s wrapped in is a cooling blanket. That’s the hypothermia treatment? Exactly right. Will it hurt if I touch him? You won’t hurt him. Go ahead and touch him. Talk to him, let him know you’re here. Remember, if you’ve been talking to sasha’s stomach, your son is already familiar with your voice. Hello, son. I’m your dad. I’m here now.

Did the excavation team find jason? They managed to penetrate the tunnel using radar-based technology to search for heartbeats. What did they find? There was no signal. Nothing. Liesl: Maybe the equipment wasn’t sensitive enough — anna: They confirmed it with both audio and video devices. I’m really sorry. There’s no sign of life in the tunnel where you last saw jason. Now that we’ve all agreed on the best way forward, I’m gonna go see if I can get an update on sasha. Okay. Keep us posted, please. Of course.

[ Sighs deeply ] Well, baby daddy, I think it’s time we tell my family. Have fun with that. Oh, if you think I am telling the quartermaine clan myself, you got another thing coming. I can promise you one thing — this is gonna be one hell of a thanksgiving. Have you heard the news? About peter’s capture? I figured anna would reach out to you first. Actually, peter beat her to it. He used his one phone call on me, promised he’d be seeing me real soon. I hope you know anna will never let that happen. You know, I wish I could wake up from this nightmare unafraid, but peter’s been pretty relentless. I mean, so far, he just keeps escaping justice. Those days are over. Peter’s finally gonna pay the price for his actions. And maybe he’ll divulge some information about the fake nurse chloe and lead us to louise. By the way, whatever I can do to help, I will do because I now know there is no greater pain than having a child ripped away from you. Do you want to go see if sasha is ready for visitors? Oh, wait, why don’t we go sit down for a second? Come on. Come here. Uh…have a seat right over here. Elizabeth said it’s gonna be a little more time. And sasha is gonna get some rest. Okay. Alright. So, carly, why don’t you give gladys some pointers on how to be a grandmother? Now, you see, my — my — my grandson wiley, he adores carly, just like your grandson’s gonna adore you. He’s gonna think that you are irreplaceable. I don’t know if it’s — if it’s just in my head, but I keep hearing babies cry. How will I know his cry? I have a message from your mom. She already loves you more than anything. So do I.

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