General Hospital Transcript
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I asked for it. Ew…? Sorry to just show up like this, but, uh, in all fairness, you never returned my call. Oh, my god!
[ Sighs ] Dad, please. It’s thanksgiving. Yes. The day we remember how the pilgrims took advantage of people they should have respected. I thought you said you weren’t blaming chase. I’m not, but I’m allowed to be disappointed — in him and in you. Maybe this was a bad idea. Ned, brook lynn — where are your m ? Invite the man in. He’s a guest. Hello.What, do we live in a barn? Actually, he’s, um, more than a guest.
[ Door closes ] Oh, excuse me. A friend. He’s more than a friend, too. As a matter of fact, um… he’s family. Curtis, hi, it’s me.
[ Chuckles ] Uh, I know that you’re going through a lot right now, but maybe that’s all the more reason for you to come to my house for thanksgiving. There’s gonna be tons of food, good wine.
[ Chuckles ] At least, I hope it’s good wine — that’s what the guy told me.
[ Chuckles ] But most importantly, being around friends
[Voice breaking] And family. So just think about it, and I hope I see you soon. Okay, so first, you stop by to check on a patient, and now you’re racing home to prepare dinner for all of us. What — are you superwoman? Oh, no, no, no, hardly. Y-you want to know my secret? Please. Hire a good caterer.
[ Laughs ] I’ll file that one away.
[ Both laugh ] Trust me, it’s worth it.
[ Elizabeth laughs ] Well, I can’t wait to celebrate with everyone ^and count our blessings.
[ Elevator bell dings ] Me, too. Sounds like you’ve already spoken with my uncle. Yes, yes, uh… I gather curtis didn’t tell you
[Chuckling] About our “conversation.” Should he have? Oh, I-I don’t know. I thought he might have. Never mind. He certainly made it very clear he wants nothing to do with me. Okay, should I call right now and have him explain what’s going on?
[ Chuckling ] No, no, no, no. Don’t call curtis. Maybe — maybe his not reaching out is a good thing. Maybe he’s still thinking things over and hasn’t completely rejected me yet. Maybe. My uncle is one of the smartest man I know. If he’s rejecting you, he has his reasons. Now, sir, I have — I’ve tried to keep an open mind, but it seems to me that you are running some kind of hustle. And if that’s the case, curtis spotted it a mile off. No, I am not hustling you or — or curtis or anyone. Could’ve fooled me. Showing up here with a fake pain in your side…
[ Scoffs, chuckles ] Yeah. Yeah. I’m sorry. I’m sorry about that. I, uh… god, I truly regret the way I’ve gone about this. I, uh… I regret it all. I really should have done everything differently. Carly: And when you’re done delivering these, come back, ’cause I have more. At 100 degrees for 15 minutes, please. Wow, that smells great.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. That’s really thoughtful of you and olivia to do this. Aww, no one works harder than the G.H. Staff, and if they have to be working on thanksgiving away from their family, they should at least have sweet potato and turkey, right?
[ Laughs ] And metro court turkey. A step up from the cafeteria? Just a little. And how about our kids volunteering to pass out dinners? There may have been some prodding on my part.
[ Laughs ] And I’m pretty sure cameron just wants to be with josslyn, but still, they’re doing it. Exactly. We have a lot to be grateful for. We do. Alright. I’ll let you get back to work. Okay. Thanks again. Yeah.
[ Sighs ]
[ Telephones ringing in distance ] Britt! Britt. Carly, hi. Hi. When’d you get back? Did you find your mom? We did. Oh, well, wow. I mean, it must have been quite an adventure. Can’t wait for jason to tell me all about it.
[ Sighs ]
[ Knocking ] Hey! Long time, no see. Yeah. Yeah, it’s been a while, huh? What brings you by?
Okay. Do you want to run that by us all again? Well, it would seem that valentin is not bailey’s father. Chase is. Correct. But you did not tell him this — you made him sleuth it out for himself. Also correct. Look, I know this comes as a shock to everyone. Monica: No, not to me, it doesn’T. Nothing in this family shocks me anymore, especially not on the last thursday in november. I just want you to know that I’m not going anywhere. I plan on being the best father I can be. Ned: You’d better. And I brought pie. It’s a — it’s a cake and a pie. It’s like a hybrid. Piecaken. Olivia: Well. It’s a start. Maybe, uh, “change” will be the theme this year, and we’ll actually all eat some turkey.
[ Chuckles ] Well, that didn’t take long. Out with the old, in with the new, right? What was your name again? I’m sorry. You can call me… marshall. Okay. For now. Marshall, we seem to be at an impasse. Clearly, you are distressed about something, but you can’t tell me what. I want to. But I am…
[ Chuckles ] I am second-guessing myself in real time. Everything — everything’s coming out wrong. I — I tend to do that. I jump headfirst and then suffer the consequences later. I don’t blame you for being suspicious. Yeah, well, subterfuge is not your game.
[ Chuckles ] You know, it — yeah. It bothered me so much when you took off that I mentioned it to my uncle and also to another doctor here. Really? Let me think here. Dr. Robinson? See, how did you know that? Like I said, tj… god, I wish I had gone about this differently. But what’s done is done, I guess. And I just don’t want you to react like your uncle did. But you are still talking in circles, and I’m — I’m starting to get frustrated. So what do you want? To be part of the ashford family. Okay. I get it. Thanksgiving can be rough — you know, folks rushing around, going to nice, warm gatherings of family and friends, and if you’re feeling a little lonely, the holidays can exacerbate that. Is that what it’s like for you? Tj, the holidays or loneliness has nothing to do with this. I — I’m finally able to reach out to curtis after being unable to do so for a long, long time, maybe — maybe too long, and…I’ve gone about it all wrong. All wrong. And I’m not sure what to do about it. But I-I-it’s — it’s not your problem, and it’s not fair to enlist your help. I — this is something I have to do on my own. What are you talking about? Just — just tell me. Who is curtis to you? He’s my son. Oh, I’m glad I caught you before you left. Can I bring anything for dinner? No. God, no, no. Just your crew. Well, u-unless ms. Violet here is allergic to pumpkin pie? No, but my daddy says I’m allergic to bedtime.
[ Laughter ] Mm-hmm. Finn: Yeah. I’ll see you guys later. Okay. You ready to, um, head out? There’s no rush. There’s no rush? And why’s that? Because this day is already great. We’re together. Yeah. Phyllis: Nina. Hey, phyllis. What are you doing here at the hospital? I volunteered to pitch in here today and just finished. Well, it doesn’t hurt that staying busy keeps your mind off… well, everything. What about you? Do you have thanksgiving plans? Well, I had an offer to join my friend curtis, but I don’t know. I’m having a tough time. Mm-hmm. You and me both. I can’t believe you’re — you’re standing here. Come in. Please. Yeah, it’s, uh — it’s a little surreal for me, too. Are you okay? I’m in one piece, so there’s that. Okay, that’s, um… that’s a plus. Sam. I owe you a huge “thank you.” What for? I heard that you dropped everything. You came looking for me, you and dante. Yeah, but I di– I — I didn’t find you. We couldn’t find you. How did you get back? I had a lot of help. Smells incredible in here.
[ Chuckles ] Uh, you know, you can come here anytime you want — you know that. Thank you, that’s very kind. But I don’t think he came here to score an invitation. No, I didn’T. What’s going on, anna? Well, it’s not like jason to not get in touch after a trip, but I guess it was a whirlwind. How’s liesl? Good. Good. She’s, um — she’s actually here, um, getting her injuries looked at. Oh. What about peter? He’s captured and, uh, taken into custody. Oh, my gosh! Thank god! That guy’s reign of terror is finally over. Boy, that’s long overdue. But it’s finally finished and everyone’s safe, huh? Everyone’s safe, right, britt?
What happening to you moving out last night? Don’t worry about it. Charlotte and i have vacated the premises, I’ve just stopped by to pick up a couple of things the movers overlooked. Valentin, I know this has got to be painful and shocking for you. All other things aside, we know how much you loved bailey. Thank you. I’ll survive. I always do. So, what — no michael? He and willow took wiley to new york city for the holidays. They thought he might get a kick out of the parade. Oh, maybe you’ll be kind enough to fill him in. Fill him in on… this? No. I mean, yeah, I’d be sure to detail the depths to which your daughter has sunk, but this is an elq matter. When I was discharged from the hospital, my first order of business was to file a motion nullifying our agreement. You can’t do that. I can, and I did. You’ve admitted that bailey wasn’t my daughter — that voided our contract. That makes your elq shares once again my elq shares. That gives me an insurmountable majority, and that firmly cements my position as ceo of elq. Happy thanksgiving. You’re really my uncle’s father? And my father’s father? I am. Yeah. And then that makes you… your grandfather. You’re telling the truth? I wouldn’t lie about this. But you supposedly died a long time ago. It’s a long story, tj, and not a pretty one. But I’m not an impostor, and I’m not playing you or — or curtis. I’m your grandfather.
[ Chuckles ] I am your grandfather!
[ Chuckles ] Man. Man, it feels good to say that. And it feels good to see this — this fine young man standing in front of me. So I hope you can accept what I’m telling you. And accept me.
[ Laughs ] Yes. Yes. What in the hell do you think you’re doing? Whoa. Alright. You need to watch your language. You’re here in a chapel. T, I was trying to get here first so I could prepare you. Yeah, it’s all good. Now we can — we can finally put a-a name to the face of that stranger we were worried about. He’s — he — he — he’s family.
[ Sighs ] Tj, I need you to do me a favor. What’s that? Leave. You and jason teaming up to take down peter? Now, that’s something I would have loved to have seen. Does monica know that you’re home yet? Mnh. Not yet, no. I’m — I’m, uh, heading over there in a little bit.
[ Breathes sharply ] This is gonna be, like, the best thanksgiving ever for her. Hey, mommy. Uh, scout would like it if you came and watched the movie… with us. Scout. Oh, my god, look at you. Look at you! You’re all grown up. Well, she’s not all grown up. Close enough. Scout, I am so happy to see… robert and i went to greece. We got information that peter was holed up on cassadine island. Jason’s in — in greece. He and, uh, britt went looking for her mother. I know. Do you want to, um… can we sit down? Britt, hey. What aren’t you telling me?
[ Britt shouts ]
[ Rumbling ] Jason! I just want you to know, carly, that if it wasn’t for jason, my mom and I wouldn’t have made it home alive. That’s great. I’m more concerned about jason. Where is he? Where the hell is jason?
Stly thinkthis will work. I do, actually, because detective harrison chase is a decorated and respected member of the port charles police department, who came forth and… claimed bailey as his own. That was very honorable of you. Word to the wise — honor is in short supply in this house. By the way, olivia, brining the turkey was an inspired choice — very succulent. You tasted it? I did. I mean, I got mine before the dog descended on it.
[ Clattering, dog barking ] -Aah. -See? Rave reviews all around. No! No! My turkey! Somebody muzzle that damn dog! Really?
[ Barking continues ] Ned: Annabelle, get down! Olivia: My turkey! Obviously, I am missing something. Mr. Ashford and i need to talk. Alone. Why am I sensing that is not the best idea? It’s okay. Your uncle’s right. We got some unfinished business. Alright. Thomas junior. Looking at you, seeing who and — and what you’ve become, your father would be proud. Okay, um… it’s just you and me now, son. Stop calling me “son.” Because that is a privilege that is earned, and when you got your chance, you blew it. There’s no going back. I wish I had some magic words to explain why bad thingshappen to good people. They happen to bad people, too. You’re not bad, nina. You’ve had a wound inside you since your baby was taken from you. Maybe even before then. Well, it does not excuse what I did. No, but taking responsibility is the first step toward redemption. Is that a quote? Yes. Who said it? I did.
[ Both laugh ] Alright. I’m putting my foot down. You are not spending thanksgiving alone… oh. …And you’re not spending it at charlie’S.
[ Chuckles ] I’ve had — oh, wait. Wait, wait. Hey, portia. Hi. I’m so glad to see you. Um, do you think that you have room for one more tonight at your place?
[ Chuckling ] Absolutely. Yes, of course. The more, the merrier.
[ Laughter ] See you later. Yay!
[ Both chuckle ] Okay, I just need to change out of these scrubs. But do you look so pretty. Doesn’t she, daddy? Yes, she does. Well, thank you. Mm. I won’t be long.
[ Chuckles ] And then it’s turkey time. Yes. Can I have the wishbone? Yeah, yeah. I’m sure that could be arranged. Do you have a special wish in mind? Yup. And it’s about you and daddy. You, um… you better keep it a secret, sweetheart, or it won’t come true. Baby, don’t worry. There’s nothing to be afraid of. You know who this is, right? It’s your dad. Can you believe it? Yeah, he’s been gone for a while, but he’s back now. Yeah, and that’s — that’s pretty amazing news. I know you’re a little surprised, but guess what — I’m surprised, too. Look, we don’t have to rush anything. We can — we can just kind of take it slow, get to know each other again, okay? And the — the good news — the good news is — is that we’ve got nothing but time. I heard there’s talk that drew survived the plane crash? There was no plane crash. It was staged. Drew was being held prisoner by peter with victor’s assistance. Um [Stammers] I — I have peter in custody now. And victor cut a deal. So drew’s coming home. Two out of three ain’t bad.
[ Chuckles ] While we were there, we learned that… peter had britt and jason… captive. Yeah. You got them out? Actually, they — they got themselves out. You know, they had… jason to help. Sonny. Um. Britt and obrecht are home. Jason — he didn’t make it? Say it.
[ Voice breaking ] Mnh-mnh. I don’t want to say it. Say it!
[ Crying ] Jason’s gone.
You’re enjoying this, aren’t you? Will you call me childish if I say yes? Well, revenge can be very sweet for the moment, but it isn’t going to make bailey yours. Well, I hope you’re happy. This is all that’s left of the 25-pound turkey. Oh, that’s a damn shame. Aw. Well, there’s always next year. You waltz in here, take back elq, you ruin my family’s thanksgiving, and you talk about
my depths? You took my child. She isn’t yours, valentin. Get over it and move on. I thought I respected you. Turns out I just found you moderately attractive. Now I don’t have to stick around and watch you lose your looks. Watch it. I’m just getting started. Without your singing voice, you’re just the runt of the quartermaine litter. You have less class than the family dog. Okay, that is enough! -[ Gasps ] -[ Gasps ] Just the person I wanted to see. Okay, what can I do for you? It’s about a patient. Which one? This guy I treated a few weeks back, the one I told you about who took off. What about him? I just saw him again. And, dr. Robinson, you’ll never believe this. He told you that he was your grandfather. H-h-how did you know that? Curtis…
[ Sighs ] Curtis told me. He was on his way over here to fill you in, but I guess your grandfather beat him to it.
[ Sighs ] And they’re together in the chapel right now. Do you think curtis needs backup? Considering I was ordered out of there, I would say leave them be. Well, how did he seem? Uncle curtis? Yeah. Uh…
[ Sighs ] Not good. I’m — I’m worried about him. So am I. Seems like tj is willing to give me a chance. Why won’t you? See… you — unh-unh, look. You don’t get to make me the bad guy here, not after you went behind my back to introduce yourself to my nephew. I-I thought you had already told him. Now, if I overstepped my bounds, I apologize. Y– you thought I already told him? Told him what? That we have the same dna? Told him that you waited around all of three years before you disappeared and let my family believe that you were dead? I grew up without a father. I grew up with a mother who was chronically ill because, when you left, it devastated her. So now you — you march boldly back in my life without even a semblance of an explanation. Does that about sum it up? You could tell tj the simple truth — I came back here to reconnect with my family. We are not and never will be your family. I don’t expect to be invited to dinner anytime soon, and I know — I know I have a lot of work to do before I can earn your trust. But tj is a grown man. Now, unless you’re claiming you speak for him, too — no, no. Tj is a grown man — he speaks for himself. Okay, good, good. So let’s keep the resentment there — between you and me, where it belongs. You do you, and I’ll do everything in my power to prove myself… or die trying. Happy thanksgiving, curtis. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling grateful. I bet you thought I forgot.
[ Gasps ] A unicorn?
[ Laughs ] I hope you still collect them. She does. Is it okay? Yeah, of course, baby, take it. What do you say? Thank you. You’re welcome. I’m gonna go show the boys. Go ahead.
[ Sighs ] Okay, I know it doesn’t feel like it, but I think that went really well.
[ Breathes sharply ] I’m gonna give you guys some privacy. Uh, would you stay? There’s, um… there’s something that you both need to know. What is it? It’s about jason. Did peter sabotage the tunnel? No, no. He was trying to escape using britt and obrecht as hostages. Until jason caught up to him. Along with drew. They were a formidable team, as I understand it. Formidable. But there was a gunfight, and the tunnels were already unstable… did they dig jason out? We tried. I had a rescue team there within the hour. I promise you, sonny. They did everything they could. They did everything they could. If jason would have survived, they would have saved him. But no body was found? Sometimes, you don’t find a body. 50 tons of earth came down on him, and there was no signs of life detected. No. I’m sorry. Not jason. I mean, the odds of him walking out of there — jason has beaten the odds over and over again, and he will beat the odds this time. I’m gonna go to greece, and I’m gonna find him. Carly! Carly, listen to me. Jason’s gone. And even saying those words,
[Crying] I just want to curl up into a ball. But it’s true. He’s gone, and he’s not coming back. Because of you.
Valentin: [ Groans ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Inhales deeply ] Enjoy what’s left of your dinner. This is why I have luigi’s on speed dial.
[ Door opens, closes ] Uncle curtis, you okay?
[ Wood creaks lightly ] I didn’t want you to find out from him. It doesn’t matter. It does to me. At least we know who he is now and why he’s been asking a lot of questions. God knows I have a ton of my own. Tj, look. I understand why you want to ask questions and find out more. I-I get it. [ Sighs ] I mean, he’s your grandfather. Why wouldn’t you? But you don’t trust him. I don’t trust him, and I don’t think you should. Proceed with caution, alright? I hear you. Now, can we get out of here?
[ Scoffs ] Everybody’ll be going to dr. Robinson’s soon.
[ Scoffs ] Man, I don’t think I’d be good company. Uncle curtis. No, um… send my regards, okay? I’m gonna head back to the club. I got some work I can do. Well, you can send your own regards because I’m coming with you. No, honestly, brother, go hang out with your colleagues and friends. Not without you.
[ Chuckles ] You’re stubborn as a mule. They say it runs in the fam.
[ Laughs ] Wow. That took forever.
[ Chuckles ] It was worth the wait. An upgrade from the scrubs? Although you look pretty amazing in those, too.
[ Laughs ] Shall we? I’m so glad I caught you guys. There has been a change in plans. Hey, is dinner off? Oh, no, no, no. Dinner is on. Same people. Same food. Just a different venue. Mm.
[ Laughter ] So you’re saying there’s no chance?
[ Breathes deeply ] Not even jason could have survived that cave-in, sam. God, this is so unreal. Scout gets her father back and danny loses his? I’m so sorry. If it means anything, if — if it eases the pain even a little bit, I-I owe my life to jason. If he hadn’t have showed up on that island, I-I would be dead or I would still be controlled by peter. He was — he was a hero. Sounds about right. No, it — it, uh — it does. It means a lot. Thank you. I got to get going. I got to make sure monica doesn’t hear this from someone else. Okay? I’ll leave my number. So you just call me — if you need anything at all, I’m a phone call away. Alright? And you don’t have to go searching for me this time. Okay. Wait, drew. I am…really glad that you’re home. Me, too. I am so sorry, sam. Me, too. Anna: It’s so unfair. You know, jason worked so hard to get back to his life, and — and to have it all taken away again… this time for good. Ohh. Carly… well, this would, uh… I-I thought perhaps…
[ Sighs ] …The two of you would be here. I could tell you so that you were together. You know. No, I’m gonna have to tell her. Sure. You tell robin?
[ Voic e breaking ]I’m dreading the conversation.
[ Sighs ] Alright, well, um…
[ Sniffles ] …I appreciate you coming by to tell me. I know it’S… very hard for you, too, right?
[ Stammers ] Look, jason and I, we — we often found ourselves on different sides of the law, but I had such a respect for him as a person and a parent. Feeling’s mutual. Do you suppose that, um… maybe we could just lean on each other about this? Yeah. Okay, you got this. Yeah. Okay.
[ Door closes ] I-I get peter set this whole thing in motion, and he’s gonna pay, but you — look at me — jason had feelings for you! And look what it cost him! I mean, even when you guys ended things, jason had this responsibility or guilt or whatever the hell you want to call it, so much so he went with you to greece to go look for your mom. So when I rewind the tape… I wish jason never had met you.
[ Breathes deeply ] I wish that, too.
Hi. Guess who’s home? Hi. I look forward to hearing all about greece tomorrow. What’s wrong with now? Uh. I’m kind of in the middle of something. You alright? I’d just rather tell you tomorrow. But, um, welcome home, darling. Jason: A hundred million things could happen before you start to show symptoms.
[ Sniffles ] Amazing things. Disappointing things. Mm. But there’s no way to predict because that’s not how life works. The future is an idea. It’s not a guarantee. Are you disappointed that we bailed on thanksgiving? No. No, I can have pizza anytime I want. What about the kids? The kids are fine. They spend plenty of time with the quartermaines as it is. We’re… right where we’re supposed to be.
[ Sniffles ]
[ Voice breaking ] This is insane. I mean, I-I know jason lived a crazy life…
[ Sniffles ] …And I’ve had a feeling that this was gonna happen. I just didn’t think it was gonna happen so soon.
[ Chopping ] God…
[ Sniffles ]
[ Crying ]
[ Breathing deeply ] I know I talk a good game, but I really didn’t want to spend tonight alone. Well, that’s a relief. Why…?
[ Light switch clicks ] All: Surprise!
[ Laughter and applause ] What’s going on?
[ Laughter ] Well, since you weren’t up for joining our celebration, we brought the celebration to you. Wow. Everybody dig in, please. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hang on, hang on. If aunt stella were here, she would say we’re forgetting the most important part. Thank you for the food, and thank you for my family.
[ Laughter ] Amen. Let’s eat. -Amen. -Amen. -Happy thanksgiving. -Alright. Here you go.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Chuckling ] Well, will you look at that? Didn’t even have to order this year. They just delivered the pizza. Hey — I rolled the dice and brought some with me.
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