GH Transcript Thursday, December 23, 2021

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you’re always in my heart huh? Ah. Oh. Oh, lord, have mercy.

[ “Twelve days of christmas” plays ] Mmm. You ready for another round?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Hey, I bought you a cup of corinthos coffee. Oh, boy. Thanks. What do you have there? Uh, course catalog for pcu. What? You’re going back to college? Yeah. Can I see that? Is it a ridiculous idea? Okay, so, uh what time did your mom take your brothers ice skating?

[ Chuckles ] They left, like, 20 minutes ago. They’re gonna be gone a couple of hours. Don’t worry. Oh, okay. Unless you want to join them at the rink? Mm, let me think.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, right.

[ Doorbell rings ] I have no clue who that could be. Mm. Oh, cam, thank god I found you. The absolute worst thing has happened. Really? Do tell. Before you get a big head, I’m not here to see you. I just need two coffees — one for me and one for ava. Sure. There he is! There’s my nephew. So, how does it feel, now your legal woes are a thing of the past? In a word… terrifying. Mm.

[ Laughs ] What an amazing anniversary we had. You know something? I would take extended trips more often if I knew I had that kind of a homecoming waiting for me. Well, I’m just trying to do my part to make sure we’re never separated that long again. Not if I have anything to say about it.

[ Clears throat ] Hey, uh, clearly, you lovebirds need some more time. Can we reschedule? No, no, no, no. Kevin and I have all the time in the world, but actually, what I have to say to you can’t wait.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ] Hey, good morning, liesl. Obrecht: Have you come up with a strategy to get willow on the stand? I’m certain she knows about nina and sonny falling in love in nixon falls. I’m working on it. Work harder. So, how are you feeling? I know you didn’t agree with my decision to have charges brought against nina. I just want what’s best for everybody.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I mean, what’s best is for nina to pay for keeping my father hidden from his family for months. I mean, I can’t think of anything worse. Hey, richard. Good to see you again. You, uh, remember ms. Tait. Ms. Tait, nice to see you. D.A. Sheridan. Michael’s confident the D.A. Is gonna cement his case against nina today. Well, that’s up to the judge, ’cause if baldwin loses today, I’m sure nina is gonna cop some kind of plea bargain. I hope so, for our family’s sake. I just want this whole nixon falls saga to be over with, and I want nina out of our lives.

Excuse me. I really appreciate you agreeing not to say anything about mike and me. I’m not doing it for you. I’m doing it for michael and wiley. Well, for what it’s worth, willow, I’m really sorry for everything. You alright? What was that about? Nina: If you share what you overheard in nixon falls, that sonny and i fell in love with each other, it would make my bad situation even worse. Carly — she already despises me, but sonny loves carly, and carly loves sonny. Willow, do you want to really drive a wedge between that? One that doesn’t need to be there? Family. Uh, nina may be biologically related to wiley, but… her actions have made it clear. She’s not part of our family. I’m confident you’ll find a way to protect my niece. Sheridan: The hearing today is basically a formality. It’s not a trial. Technically, ms. Reeves’ attorney can cross-examine any witness I call. Well, I think I just got a flash of inspiration. Look, it’s only natural to feel adrift after you get out of prison. I struggled myself. Yeah, but now, you found your direction. I mean, using your nonprofit to take over the invader is — it’s a perfect path to your future.

[ Knock on door ] Alright. Alexis, hey. Oh, hey. Uh, sorry for the impromptu visit. Is shawn here? This is his last known address. It’s official police business. So, kevin filled me in on everything about spencer, and, you know, I’m upset. Actually, I’m concerned. You know, I — I was encouraged to see that the two of you were able to coexist at christmas time, but I would hardly call that warm and fuzzy. I mean, I know it’s a step in the right direction, but… okay, spencer and I have had our fair share of setbacks. We both feel betrayed by the other. I was heartbroken when i found out that it was spencer who was the one who was stalking ava. Now, it doesn’t excuse your behavior at the party that night, but… your instincts about your son were correct. Is that why you asked me here? To apologize? I am sorry. You were right about your son. But now I want you to do right by him. Victor: I’m sorry. I don’t understand. What — what do you have to be afraid of? Uh, spencer, when my coffee’s ready, I’ll be up at the counter hang on, trina. Uncle victor, this is my very good friend, trina robinson. Oh, well, it’s nice to officially meet you, trina. Has spencer told you his plea deal was finalized this morning? No, we didn’t get a chance to talk about it. Yeah, I signed all the paperwork this morning, so it’s official. I changed my plea to guilty. I’ll do 500 hours of community service, make restitution to ava, and serve 30 days in spring ridge. So, no trial. Well, exactly. So what about this plea deal troubles you? Spring ridge is minimum security, but it is still prison. When you said that you would take care of my situation, I thought that meant that I would go free. What you got was a slap on the wrist. No one could have got you a better deal. I’m truly grateful for everything that you did. Forget that I said anything.

[ Sighs ] Well, I suppose, even though it’s a long time ago, I do remember being 18 years old, and — and I suppose a month-long confinement would have seemed like a death sentence to me. But you’re a cassadine. You’ll keep a stiff upper lip, and when you get out, you’ll have your whole family waiting for you. Hmm, not my father. Well, perhaps not your father, but you’ll have me. Now, why don’t you go make me a cup of tea to go, hmm? And make it a heady brew. No one likes a weak leaf. So, trina. I’m so glad to see my nephew chooses his companions so well. I wasn’t expecting to see you, joss. Hmm, you’re surprised I’m at my boyfriend’s house? What are you even doing here? It’s nothing nefarious, I promise you. Spence took the plea deal. He signed the paperwork this morning. Yes, the sentence was lighter than it could have been, but, I mean, spencer wasn’t expecting to go to prison at all. He’s totally freaking out. I can understand that. I mean, he has to spend a month in prison, and on top of that, he’s gonna have a criminal record for the rest of his life. And worst of all, esme, despite the fact that you are every bit as responsible for stalking ava, spencer has to take this whole punishment alone. Sheridan: In this instance, there’s incontrovertible proof that ms. Reeves lied… this is exactly what we need. I gotta go, my dove. Good luck, liebling. Ah, I remember when you used to call me that. Are you still considering a run for pennsylvania attorney general? Sheridan: After visiting your gorgeous home in october, I was concerned about low recognition outside llantano county. However, recently, my numbers seem to be going up. Nina: Hey.

[ Groans ] Hey. Huh? Why do you look so happy? Oh, well, your aunt has that effect on me.

Well. Oh. Well. Well, that was unexpected. Unexpected? I’d call it a christmas miracle. I hope you mean that in a good way. I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

[ Cellphone chirps ] How about some breakfast? Really? Mm. I don’t know about you, but I managed to work up a very healthy appetite. You’re serious? You want to take me down to the metro court, have breakfast? I’ll be dressed in the holiday outfit I wore for christmas that everybody saw me in. So you do know folks will talk. God, I hope so. Then again, I was raised in the south. Where I grew up, gossip is sacred. Mm-hmm. Right between friday night football and sunday morning service. Okay, I think you are forgetting you’re an upstanding lawyer, not to mention the fact that you are the brother of my ex-husband’s wife, the mayor of port charles. Huh. Well, you… are a very accomplished woman. Thank you, kind sir. I truly do aim to please. Your aim could put me in a hospital. That’s not what I was talking about. Hey, don’t get me wrong, you make one olympian santa’s helper, but I was referring to your role as the co-owner of deception, not to mention everything you’ve accomplished with the nurses’ ball. You looked me up on the internet? Let’s just say I’ve noticed you. Well, then let’s just say that I’ve noticed you, too.

[ Laughs ] Okay, I will let you buy me breakfast because I have not done that walk of shame in such a long time. Oh, miss lucy, I guarantee it would be my pleasure to take that walk with you.

[ Laughter ] So much of the stalking was so clearly your idea, not spencer’s, and any court could see that. So I just don’t really understand why spencer is protecting you. I love spence. And as much as he might get on your nerves, I think you do, too. I mean, cameron, you were the one who got him the job at kelly’s when he needed it most. You’re right. We care about spencer. So how can we help? I plan to do whatever I can to keep spence’s spirits up while he’s in spring ridge, but if we could create some happy memories before he goes, I know that would really give him some peace of mind. You already agreed to a weekend getaway. Can you ask your stepfather if we could use his cabin as soon as possible, before spence reports to spring ridge to serve his sentence? He really needs this. I’ll be there for my son, but only when he fully owns up to what he’s done. And I agree with you completely. He needs to take responsibility for his actions. But it sounds to me that he’s really trying to do that. Oh, not only is he working at kelly’s, he’s actually started helping around the house. Y-yeah, I know. Granted, he was mystified at how to use a dishwasher, but once I showed him how, he started pitching in without too much complaint. Okay, it sounds like there’s progress, but it still sounds like he resents me and will refuse to accept my help. Nikolas, what your son needs now more than ever is a loving father who can help him to make up with ava, to set him on the right course. I mean, if not you, then god only knows what influence will step in to fill that void. The only name I can remember calling you is schwein, which is just what you were.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, there’s that fiery minx I fell in love with. You know, I am so gratified the information I provided to the wsb led to your rescue. You’re taking credit for my safe return? You’re the one who had me kidnapped in the first place, then you tossed my beloved scott out of a plane. Well, perhaps we could discuss that over dinner. He is, after all, my attorney. I’d rather eat glass. Scott, can you please be honest with me? What are my chances of avoiding a trial? Better than you think. What? Look at me. What are you up to? Bailiff: All rise. This court is now in session, the honorable judge milford presiding. I hereby call this preliminary hearing to order. Please be seated.

there’s beena lot going on, and I haven’t asked sonny about the cabin yet. But you will, right? Yes. Yes, I will, but only if you stop bringing up how many bedrooms there are and who’s sleeping where. I only wanted people to be comfortable. But what is really important now is that spence has a great time, and I’m sure his uncle sonny will be happy to support him. Why don’t you, uh, call sonny now? You know, joss and I, we will talk it over and get back to you. Thank you, cam.

[ Sighs ] It’ll mean the world to spence, and to me. And who knows? Maybe we’ll have a great time. I can’T. I can’T.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. You know, whatever we think about esme, she’s not wrong here. I mean, spencer, he’s gonna need all the support he can get before the reality of the month at spring ridge hits him. Ugh, fine. I’ll ask about the cabin, but I’m not changing my opinion about her. Totally okay. You know, I’d never want to change a single thing about you, especially not your mind. Oh, so now you’re trying to butter me up. Is it working? Maybe. Here you go, trina. Sorry about the wait. I know you put on a brave face for your uncle, but there’s no shame in being nervous about going to spring ridge. No, my uncle’s right. I need to man up. I took the action, and I need to face the consequences. And I know that I got a lighter sentence because of my privilege. You’ve made it more than clear that you think that I’m a spoiled, entitled baby. True. But I also think you’re human, and it’s nice to see. In the new year, spencer goes to spring ridge. Prison is ripe with opportunities to make bad choices, align with the wrong people. He needs a strong foundation now. I agree, and it’s bad enough that spencer feels indebted to his uncle victor for, uh, getting that plea barg for him. Uncle victor’s presence in port charles concerns me too. Then why did you help him in the first place, nikolas? We got an anonymous tip a while back about a body. We followed up on it, and we found human remains in the pine barrens. The john doe was identified using dental records. He was a known felon — a gun for hire. A hit man? Who was it? His last name was giles, but he went by other aliases as well. We conducted ballistics on the weapon that was found buried with giles, and they were conclusive. It was the same gun that was used to shoot hayden barnes.


I’ve got business to attend to. Nikolas, I’m sorry if I came on too strong. And I know that you and spencer want to have a relationship with each other. I’ll think about it. You know, your relationship with ava is so solid you can afford to take some time to spend with spencer. Try to restore the bond that you have with him. Please don’t do anything to undermine that. Shawn… I’m here to formally notify you that we found the person responsible for the crime that you were wrongfully convicted of. The truth is out, finally. Yes, in the eyes of pcpd, you’re in the clear, man. Congratulations. I know how important this is to you. Yeah. All the best to you. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. “Anonymous tip” my posterior. Nobody can ever accuse nikolas of being sloppy.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Speak of the devil. And I mean that literally. Excuse me. Hi, guys! Once I tell you my news, you’re gonna love me even mor than you already do. What’s going on? What’s up? Um, I was just chilling with our friends, joss and cam. Since you have to report to spring ridge soon, discussed moving the timeframe up for our couples’ weekend. Oh, nice, but it’s not just for couples, right? We want trina to feel included? Oh, my gosh. I am so sorry. I misspoke. Of course we want you, trina.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hi, joss. We were just talking about you guys and our weekend getaway. Yeah, cam and i totally agree. We should have our weekend getaway before spencer goes away. Great. [ Laughs ] You guys won’t be sorry. So tell me, mr. Claus, are you regretting this now? Regret? What, spending time with a beautiful, sophisticated woman? Not for one second. Uh-oh. Oh, boy. Incoming. Hello, again.

[ Laughs ] Oh. Lucy, would you mind if I had a word alone with my brother? Oh, gosh, absolutely not. Please. Mr. Claus is all yours. Thanks. Laura, are you okay? Is everything alright with my nephew? Oh, well, I certainly hope so. Um, listen, there’s something that I didn’t tell you about my meeting with cyrus. Something else? You mean, apart from the bit where he finds religion? Yeah. [ Laughs ] He was adamant that he did not put out a hit on us. He said that somebody else arranged for that killer to go to the safe house. So, doc, tell me, what is it? Did your wife sic you on me because she hates the idea of her brother being seen in public with the likes of me? Don’t be silly. They’re talking about something entirely different. But, um… you and martin… uh-huh. Spit it out. How did that happen? He asked me what I wanted for christmas. Are you sa ying youactually believe cyrus? Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but I thought I should tell you about it. It’s better to be safe than sorry, right? Message received and noted. I’ll be extra careful. Is there something else? You know, kevin’s got a great dry cleaner who’s a whiz with these santa suits. Your presence can only mean sturm und drang. Let’s not forget that I was the one who saved your life when peter wanted you dead, even after you held a knife to my throat. Are you waiting for a show of gratitude? Perhaps you should consider whether threatening me makes it more or less likely that I’d intervene on your behalf a next time. There won’t be a next time.

[ Chuckles ] With you, my dear liesl, there’s always a next time. I adore you. Just don’t get in my way. Objection, your honor. Why mr. Corinthos chose not to press charges against nina reeves has no bearing on the validity of the charges. Judge milford: This isn’t a trial. Proceed, mr. Baldwin. Why didn’t you file charges against nina reeves? It’s a simple question here, sonny. Sonny: Why don’t you let me answer it? Because I lost too much time already, and I — I wanted to spend time with my wife and my family. Yeah, but your son, michael, doesn’t share your same viewpoint. In fact, him and his ex-wife, willow tait, gave a sizable donation to the D.A.’S campaign just days before my client was arrested. So maybe those two should be on trial for bribery.

Nikolas. Check the balance in the nonprofit’s account. The remainder of the funds have been transferred. Yeah, I’ll do that. But you might want to know I just received a visit from the pcpd. Oh? Why is that? Seems as if they found hayden’s shooter. Or his dead body, anyway. The crime has been removed from my record. My name has been restored. So I take it our business is concluded. You fulfilled your part of our agreement, so yes. Great. Have a good day. Is the money all there? And then some.

[ Exhales sharply ] Your nephew thinks this is all over. Isn’t it? Not by a long shot. I’m with spence now at kelly’S. He’ll be so happy when I tell him the news. Well, that’s why cam and i said yes — for spencer. Okay, um, I’ll ask sonny about the cabin today. Great. We’ll work out the details later. So, what’s your good news? Joss and cam just committed. Once your uncle sonny signs off on the cabin, we’re go for our getaway. What?! Oh, my god, that’s amazing news. That’s incredible. I actually have something to look forward to now. You’re gonna come, right, trina? Oh, I am sure trina is much too busy with her job and college. I’m always busy, but I’ll make time for a friend. Count me in. Why would I pass up the chance to give spencer the send off he deserves? This is going to be monumental. Thanks, babe. It’ll be a send off for the ages. Ho, ho, hello. Yeah. Well, let me guess. Your sister warned you away from me.

[ Laughs ] Nothing of the sort. Oh, it’s worse. She’s biting her tongue. The silent treatment. Okay. We had so much fun together. That’s enough. Hey. It was fun. It’s more fun than I’ve had in a long, long time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the fun to end just yet. So, your brother and lucy. Yeah, I’m just as surprised as you are. Between martin forging thiswhatever it is with lucy and spencer having to make restitution to ava and nikolas getting tangled up with victor, it’s gonna be one hell of a new year. I am not afraid of you, nor am I impressed. You didn’t compare to faison in the past, and you don’t compare to scott today.

[ Scoffs ] Do you really think scott baldwin is that powerful? Stay away from me or you’ll find out. You have no idea what scott is capable of. Opposing counsel’s accusation is outrageous.

[ Gavel bangs ] Judge milford: Mr. Baldwin, do you have evidence of a quid pro quo? Campaign contributions are public record. We know that michael and willow gave a huge chunk of money to the D.A. For his, uh, campaign. The timing seems a little fishy. Mr. Corinthos doesn’t have to answer, as he’s not one of the parties named. Fine. No further questions. Because mr. Baldwin tried to impugn my character, I ask permission to call an additional witness. Mr. Baldwin, mr. Sheridan, approach. Sheridan: Your honor, the defense counsel is making unfounded allegations against me, and I would like to answer them. The sooner we clear this up, the sooner we can focus on the charges against ms. Reeves. What? Judge milford: Mr. Corinthos, you may step down. The prosecution calls willow tait to the stand.

Deck the halls with boughs of holly fa la la la la la la la ’tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la! Don we now our gay apparel, fa la la la la la la la troll the ancient yuletide carol fa la la la la la la la sing we joyous all together, fa la la la la la la la heedless of the wind and weather fa la la la la la la la fa la la la la la la la [Scatting]

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