GH Transcript Monday, January 31, 2022

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[ Laughs ] Thank you. What a lovely surprise. Ah. Well, there’s more. Yeah, I, uh — I know how busy you’re gonna be over the next few months, wrapping up nursing school. Here’s hoping I pass. I have no doubt. So I, uh — I planned a little trip for us over the long holiday weekend. Great. Where to? Paris? Yeah. Is that something you want to do? Of — of course! It’s — oh, my — oh my god! I-I’ve never been to paris! Well, I-I’ve never been anywhere, but I’ve especially never been to paris! Well, alright. Start pricing berets.

[ Laughs ] Oh, my god.

[ Pills rattle ]

[ Telephone rings in distance ]

[ Pills rattling ] Leo: Are you sure you want to do that? Wha– am I sure I want to take my medication? Are you sure you want to drink from a public water fountain? Why not? Leo! You can’t walk ahead of me like that. Hey, sonny. Ned. No, leo was just explaining to me that — that it’s dangerous to drink out of a water fountain. I need to know this. Why is it — why can’t you drink out of them? Water fountains are — are sanitized less often than toilets.

[ Laughs ] Okay. Hey. Oh, I am starving. Just gonna whip up something in the kitchen. Do you think trina’s hungry? I’m not sure. She won’t answer. Should you just go in and check on her, if she’s — she’s okay? No. I mean, I can hear her moving in the room. She probably just needs space. Alright. Look. Don’t worry about trina or what she said. I’m not sure I can. I mean, what if we’ve been ignoring her feelings this whole time? Joss, the only thing stronger than trina is your friendship with her. It’s unbreakable. Should we stop for coffee when we hit town? It’s been a long day. I’m tired. Spence, it’s still too early to go to your grandmother’s house. You’d rather wake kevin and my grandmother up in the middle of the night? I’d rather not answer any questions about why we came back from our weekend getaway the same day we left. Yeah, I’m sure. What’s that supposed to mean? It means that I have a question, esme. What the hell were you up to back there? Epiphany said you were here. I’m not intruding, am I? No. No, of course not. Come in. Whoa. Franco may have had a complicated history, but he sure had a lot of talent. He sure did. That’s why I need to make sure the art he has left is protected. Protected? Someone torched franco’s art studio. Someone is determined to destroy his legacy. Clearly, you have a choice to make. Do you want answers that might tell you things you don’t want to know… or do you want your father back in your life?

[ Door opens ] Small world. Do you, uh — do you mind if I join you? Uh, yeah. Y-you know what? You two — you two seem like you’re into something. I’ll, uh — I’ll just go tend to my business. Uh, what business is that? Oh, um, the manager, she called me. Phyllis.

[ Chuckling ] It turns out I — I left my credit card here. I’ll — I’ll just go get it, and I’ll — I’ll be off. Curtis: Uh, not so fast.

ren’t interrupting. We were just talking about you. That so? [ Chuckles ] Hope you found at least a few good things to say. You have a moment? Um… sure.

[ Sighs ] I’ll go get the card from the bar. And you guys want anything while I’m at it? No, thanks, auntie. I’m good. You know what, stella? I, uh — I’ve developed quite a — quite a weakness for the wings here. I wouldn’t mind one or two. I think they only come by the dozen, but if they’re all that, I’ll have some, too. Tell phyllis it’s on me. -Ah. -Have a seat. So… uh… what’s on your mind, son? A lot. But we can start with why you walked out of the savoy when I told you that I was considering asking sonny corinthos for help.

[ Sighs ] Leo’s been playing a video game where he builds cities, so he’s gotten very interested in public works. Public works? Yes, he’s even advising olivia on infrastructure improvements at the metro court. I’m sure she appreciates that.

[ Chuckles ] She says she’ll put it in the budget. Hey, uncle sonny, could I come over to your house soon to play with avery? Uh, leo, you know what? Avery’s more than welcome to come over our house, too. You know what, buddy? Come over anytime you want. Carly and I would love to have you over. -Carly, hi. Come on in. -Thank you. Well, you guys look happy. Well, your son is the most romantic, thoughtful man alive. Wow. That must have been some box of chocolates.

[ Laughs ]

[ Laughs ] He is whisking me away to paris! Paris? Michael, that is some kind of getaway. Oh! I can’t wait. Oh. Oh, my god. What is it? The trip is only a few weeks away, and I don’t have a passport. Oh, that’s fine. We can get it expedited. We just, uh, need your birth certificate, driver’s license, and a passport photo. Ohh. You thought of everything. Carly, nice to see you. If you’ll excuse me, I have a birth certificate to find.

[ Chuckles ] Ohh. That’s really great, michael. I’m glad you guys are getting away. You deserve it. Yeah. Yeah. I agree.

[ Sighs lightly ] You okay? I ran into nina. How’d that go? I hate her. I hate her… and the part that kills me is that your father refuses to acknowledge the amount of pain that she has caused. I mean, how can sonny say that he loves me when he still has room in his heart for someone who hurt us like that? -What am I up to? Wow! -It’s a fair question. It’s not enough that you accused me of orchestrating this weekend to blow up your friendships — which you denied. Do you believe me? I want to. Oh, my god. Which is why I’m asking, what the hell did you hope to achieve with the questions you were asking during the drinking game?

[ Laughs ] A fun night! How was I supposed to know what would hit a nerve? I’m not the one who moved in on my best friend’s crush. No, but you are the one who threw that in joss’ face, even though that’s not what happened. Wasn’t it? Trina seemed to think so before she threw her little tantrum. Trina did not throw a tantrum. What would you call it when someone storms off like that? Trina was not herself, esme. And trina. Thanks, esme. Appreciate it. So it’s my fault she’s a lightweight.

[ Scoffs ] Anything else you and your friends want to blame me for? Rising sea levels? World hunger? Hangnail? Trina! Oh, my gosh. Are you okay? -Yeah. -Oh, we were so worried. I was out like a light. And even now, I feel super groggy. Been there. Alcohol has a way of sneaking up on you. Do people usually black out after only one drink? Maybe. I mean, if the drink is strong? It didn’t have that effect on anyone else. Maybe you guys are just more experienced drinkers than I am. We’re not that experienced. Yeah, and we didn’t go to a boarding school in a country where you pour chardonnay on your breakfast cereal.

[ Laughter ] How — can I get you coffee or water to help with the hangover? No. I’ll just take the water. Thanks. Okay. Well, I’m sorry I worried you and for whatever happened. You don’t remember? Not much. Here. Thanks. Um, I’m gonna take a shower.

[ Chuckles ] So… what did I miss?

Good evening. What can I get you? Um, that’s marshall ashford over there. He left his credit card. He sure did. I’m sorry. Do we know each other?

[ Both laugh ] You look familiar.

[ Laughs ] Um… I have one of those faces. I’m stella henry. Phyllis caulfield. Pleasure to meet you. Likewise. Mm-hmm. So you know curtis? He happens to be my nephew. Hmm! Then you must always have a vip seat at the hottest nightclub in town. You got that right, honey.

[ Laughs ] How do you know him? Curtis and I have a great mutual friend in common, and every now and then, I like to catch who’s playing the savoy. Your nephew certainly has great taste in music. Yeah. It’s in his blood. Don’t tell me you reached out to sonny corinthos, especially not on my behalf. Uh, you know, um, what you saw the other night, that wasn’t typical sonny. I don’t have a problem with sonny in particular, but that lifestyle in general, unh-unh. Curtis, as you know, I have experience getting mixed up with unsavory characters. I don’t want that for you, son. Okay. I get it. I understand, even if I don’t know all the details. I guess we’ll get to those later. Great. I appreciate that. So f or now, let’s just putour past in the rearview. But let’s get one thing straight. If you want any kind of relationship with me… …never threaten to disappear again. Franco’s art studio burned. Do you know what happened? Just that it was arson. They’ll keep investigating. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, and barely any other property was damaged. How about you? You look exhausted.

[ Chuckles ] What every woman longs to hear. Thank you. You’re beautiful when you’re tired. That better? You’re right. I haven’t been sleeping. Something else on your mind? You can talk to me. No, finn, I can’T. If I do, it’ll just ruin everything. We’re exhausted. Let’s just, uh, discuss this tomorrow. And go to bed angry? No way. Besides, if anyone should be angry, it’s me with you. What did I do? Uh, how about the fact that you didn’t defend me, not once, not even when josslyn called me a manipulative little bitch to my face. After you drove her best friend out of the room in tears, esme. Joss has a temper. I’d say that you got off easy. So I’m a manipulative bitch. That’s what you’re saying. No, no. I’m not saying that. Oh, but you sure seem to be thinking it. You know what? You’re right, spence. I don’t want to sleep on this. In fact, I don’t want to go home with you at all. Let’s just say it was a, uh, eventful night. Right, and I slept right through it!

[ Chuckles ] Where’s spencer and esme? They left. Why? I called esme a manipulative little bitch. To her face? Which one? Damn, joss! Well played. Honestly, it felt like too little, too late. So, what’s the last thing you remember? Uh, we were playing never have I ever, drinking hot toddies. Esme asked you about when you and cam were thinking about dating. And what did I say? You said that you missed the way things were before cam and i got together and that you felt like you had to pretend to be happy for us. It wasn’t anyt hing specificthat nina said that bothered me. You know, it was the way she said it — like she and sonny have this intimacy between them. I know, but, look. Last time dad and I spoke, he — he swore that he and nina are — are done, completely. Yeah. I know. He’d said the same thing to me many times. But emotionally, what they have between them, it’s still alive and well, michael. As angry as I am at dad for his part in this, I just — I just want my parents to be happy.

[ Sighs ] Me too. But after everything that’s happened…

[ Exhales sharply ] …Happiness just seems further and further away. Here you go. It’s the least I can do. Oh. Thank you.

[ Telephones ring in distance ] Hey, leo, why don’t you have a seat and look at your book while I talk with your uncle sonny? Leo’s a smart kid. Yeah, now that olivia and i have learned to tap into what interests leo, he’s, uh — he’s really blossomed. In fact, we’re here for an assistive technology program that G.H. Offers to kids with asd, autism spectrum disorder. He loves it. And I’m learning a hell of a lot, too. That’s become our, uh, special father-son time. Seems like you and olivia are… finally getting it right. Well, it’s a work in progress. Like marriage. What does that mean? Well, I hope I’m not overstepping here, but our wives are so close that olivia filled me in on your troubles. And based on what you said to leo earlier, are you and carly back on track? Yeah, yeah, we’re good. Yeah. Especially after what I’ve got planned.

I made my position clear — nina should have paid for what she did and dad shouldn’t have gotten in the way of that. And he told you that he just wanted to put the past behind us. Or he just wanted to keep the peace. Just more vague excuses that translate to letting nina off the hook. Pretty much. Yeah. And that’s why I can’t live with him right now. Well, look.

[ Sighs ] Dante and I did convince him that he needs to give you what you — what you need — right? — Time and space. Really? Yeah, we did. Well, what did he say? He said he’s — he’s willing to wait for you to, you know, work through this. Good. Well, we’ll see. I mean, patience isn’t a strong suit of sonny’S. Yeah. Well, look. What, uh — you know, what — what can I do? Nothing. I shouldn’t even be here dumping all this on you. Of course you should. No, I shouldn’T. You’re my son. You’re our son. Yeah, which is why I should be one of the people that you’re confiding in. I’m glad you are. I mean, I was talking to drew, and — and he told me that all I can really do is just be here for my — my parents, right? And that’s — that’s what I’m doing. I’m glad I have that opportunity. Drew’s a good listener. I just wish sonny could listen to me these days. Sonny: I’m planning on doing something so romantic, it’s gonna knock carly’s socks off. I mean, she knows I love her, but she needs to see it on a grand scale. Are you sure that’s the right move? Well, you should understand. You — you did the same thing with olivia, right? Yeah, yeah. I-I messed things up pretty bad, and I, uh, lost my wife’s trust, and I had to scramble to win her back. What’d you do? Well, my first instinct was also to, you know, give her this grand gesture. See? I’m on the right track. But my daughter and your son… right. …Convinced me that that was not the right move. Like you, I was convinced that a big, you know, gesture of my love would win olivia back, but it would have been a — a disaster. So take it from me — whatever you’re planning, reconsider. Phyllis: Your order’s in. Oh. Thank you for accommodating a special request. Ah. No trouble doing a half order. So, mr. Ashford is curtis’…? Father. Mm. My late sister’s husband. It’s so nice to get family together. Yeah. Sometimes family isn’t always easy. I’m sorry. Son, I never should have put conditions on my presence. I hope you know I want nothing more than to build our relationship between us and our family and… yeah, but you can’t do that if you leave again. I promise you, man. I’m not going anywhere.

[ Sighs ] So how’s that new medication working? Oh, uh… so far, so good. I lucked out, having three medical professionals around when I had my — my little episode. I’m sorry if I scared everyone. And are you still looking to buy a house here? Hoping to put down roots, that is, if you don’t object. That’s totally up to you. You know, the way I hear it… seems you’ve already made friends. Like epiphany johnson.

[ Both chuckle ] Oh, well… all I can say is… the longer I stay, the more reasons I have to stick around.

[ Both laugh ] Are you breaking up with me? I don’t know, spence. Should I?

[ Voice breaking ] Your friends have had it in for me since the day that I showed up, but I put up with it for your sake. But you have not stood up to them for me even once. That’s not true. I’ve made it clear how much you mean to me, and I’ve asked them — no, I demanded — that they give you a chance. Then they’re disrespecting you, too. But I’m the root of all evil. Do you know how much that hurts? I’m sorry. For what?For not being the boyfriend that you need. As scared as you are about going to spring ridge… I’m even more afraid. I-I mean, when you go away, I’ll have nobody. I’ll be all alone in the world. I don’t remember any of that, at all. But it makes sense. What does? I had this feeling in the pit of my stomach like I’ve done something terribly wrong. No, you did not do anything wrong. If you hadn’t been drinking, you wouldn’t have said it. But can you forget it? I’m sorry. I have to ask you this. Did the alcohol help you admit to something that you’ve been feeling? I don’t — I don’t remember. Do you think that I moved in on cam when you still had feelings for him?

-Oh, I’m sorry to interrupt. -You’re not interrupting. -What’s up? -It’s the weirdest thing. I’ve looked everywhere, and I can’t find my birth certificate. I-I remember I used it when we got married. That was a while ago. Things have probably been just moved around. In fact, there’s a box of documents in the attic. I can go check for you. Thank you. Yeah. So, paris?

[ Sighs ] I’m happy for you guys. You deserve some fun. That’s kind of you to say so, considering. Well, I’m saying itbecause it’s true. I just — I want to apologize again for not telling you what I knew about sonny and nina. You can stop, willow. It wasn’t your place to tell me. That’s all on sonny. How can you assume t-that what I’m doing is not working if you don’t know the plan? Our wives are both intelligent and strong-willed… yeah. …And they are allergic to B.S. Okay. See, I learned that olivia just needed to be heard. Okay? So I just had to listen and, most importantly, be patient. Well, you know what? I’m glad it worked out for you and olivia, but I think your circumstances are completely different than mine. Yeah. I lost nine months out of my life. Right. No, I-I understand that. And you want carly back immediately. Can you blame me? Of course not. But what does carly want? She just — she wants time and space. Sonny… why aren’t you giving her that? I don’t understand. What are you afraid of ruining? It’s just so awkward. You know, here we are trying to start out as a couple, and every time we take a tiny step forward, there’s another reminder of franco. First, my wedding ring ends up in my locker, and now franco’s artwork is being destroyed. Not to mention peter’s trial is right around the corner. I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t want to be saddled with the ghost of my husband. I don’t mind. Whatever you need, I’m here for you. Really? Only for as long as it takes. Well, in that case, I guess I can’t let my past stop me from having a future. What are you saying? No pausing. Full steam ahead. Full steam ahead. Mm. What exactly does that entail? Maybe another date, and this time we can be alone. Alone. I like it. Um, any reason why? So there’s no chance of someone collapsing in the middle of our dinner.

[ Laughs ] You have me convinced. It’s a deal. Need any help here? No. Thank you. I got it. I know you do. But if you need me, I’m just a phone call away. Finn. Huh? Thank you. For not giving up on me. Not a chance. I knew cam had feelings for you, but he didn’t say anything because you were grieving oscar. And then cam and I got thrown together and kidnapped together and we thought maybe we might have feelings for each other, but it didn’t take long to realize that we really weren’t right for each other. I see cam more like a brother. But do you resent me for getting involved with cameron? Of course not. You two are into each other. And I would never stand in the way of that. I’m happy for you guys. I guess I just have to get used to being the odd man out. Well, whatever I can do, I will. Me too. We love you, trina. And I love you guys. Wow. This is all so embarrassing. I really don’t even know how it got dredged up. Oh, I do. Esme. Hey. You’re not alone. You have me. Do I, spence? Because it sure doesn’t feel like it. Hey. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’ve been so freaked out about going to prison that I neglected to consider how it must be impacting you. I know it’s not what you signed up for. Hey. I signed up for you. To be with you and… whatever comes with that. And you’ve proven that, time and time again. You tried to help me get my dad back and… you stood by me when I relinquished my inheritance. And in return, I’ve been…

[ Chuckles ] I’ve been weak sauce.

[ Both chuckle ] Spence, I hope you realize that there are plenty of guys who would be happy to have someone as loyal as I am in their corner. They should be so lucky. Please, esme. Can you forgive me? Curtis, phyllis was just asking me about what acts were coming up at the club. Can you go catch her up? Oh. Absolutely. Yeah, I was gonna get another drink anyway. Can I get you anything? -No, I’m good. Thank you. -Dad? Dad? No. So, marshall… thank you. What is all this about you telling my nephew you were in witness protection?

[ Doorbell rings ] Oh! There’s my little nephew. He looks more like dad every time I see him. -Dad is old. -Right. So, your message said you wanted to talk about insurance? I said, “I want you to talk about insurance.” Well, most people know that bundling home and auto -saves you money. -Keep saying your words. But did you know that new customers who bundle and save with progressive can save an average of $800? Shh. Sleeping baby. I love you, too. Pepto bismol coats and soothes your stomach for fast relief and get the same fast relief in a delightful chew with pepto bismo l chews. Sonny seemed pretty adamant that he was going to tell you when the time was right. Yeah, I think that was a lie that sonny was telling himself. You don’t think he would have told you? I think sonny didn’t want to put himself in the position to have to choose.

[ Footsteps ] -Any luck? -No. Sorry. No sign of it. No, it’s fine. I can order a replacement online off the statewide portal. I’m gonna go and let you guys get to your evening. I will be back later this week to visit wiley, okay? -He’ll be waiting. -I’ll, uh, I’ll walk you out. Okay. Bye, willow. Bye!

[ Door opens ] Okay, well, I don’t want you walking me to the car because it’s cold out here and you don’t have a coat on. I just — I just want to tell you, like, if the metro court, you know, feels a little too impersonal, you can always stay with us. I appreciate that. I really do. But I did give myself one of the nicest suites we have. And, besides, willow and wiley are your priorities now. Well, you’re a priority, too, mom. I love you. I want you to know that whateverhappens with me and your dad, we both are so proud of the man you’ve become. Appreciate what you’re trying to do. But, you know, what works for you and olivia may not necessarily work for me and carly. Fair enough. Every marriage is different.Yeah. I just know that in trying to give someone what we think they want… it’s easy to miss what they actually need. Yeah, I hear you, but carly, she — she loves decisive actions, bold moves. It’s what works for us.

[ Chuckles ] I hope you’re right. Okay, leo. It’s time for class. Ready? Hey, sonny, thanks again for being so cool with leo earlier. You kidding me? I survived pathogens. That’s a — that’s a scary thing. Yeah. Leo might have saved my life. Let’s go. I don’t think I came right out and said “witness protection.” No? What exactly did you tell curtis? That I was in hiding. It’s the truth. It’s just not entirely accurate.

[ Scoffs ] That’s a distinction without a difference, and you know it. You were vague on purpose so that curtis could draw his own conclusions. It’s the truth I had to leave to protect my boys. But you left out some pertinent details, don’t you think? What difference does it make, stella — what I said, when I did, what I didn’t do? I’m here now. Not knowing the whole truth doesn’t hurt anyone. I’m not sure that’s the case. You know the truth. Tell me what part of my story does curtis need to know in order to embrace being my son? You know I never would have left my boys if I had a choice. I need curtis to understand that. Stella, please. Please, just don’t take this away from me. I’ve been so busy, I haven’t checked in with nina as much as I’d like to. How’s she doing? Well, now that her legal difficulties have been settled, I’d say she’s better. But still finding her footing. Well, I’m glad she has you. Yeah, well… I just hope I’m enough. Can I forgive you, spence? I’ll have to think about it. Is there anything I can do to convince you? Hm! I’m not above begging. Getting on your knees might be just the trick. Ohh!

[ Seat belt clicks ]

[ Sighs ] You know what your friends don’t understand about you and I? Hm? It’s that we get each other. You don’t have to hide from me, and I don’t have to pretend with you. Josslyn: Esme knew exactly what she was doing when she handed us those drinks and started asking those questions. It’s almost like she planned the whole thing. Oh, please. Okay. She definitely planned the whole thing. Yeah. I-I just wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. For spencer’s sake. Well, I don’t know why esme setting ava’s car on fire wasn’t the deal-breaker, but I’m glad you’ve come to your senses. You know, it’s too bad during the game nobody asked, “never have I ever played innocent when I’m clearly a psycho.” Mm. Esme would have to drink her body weight in bourbon.

[ Laughter ] Um, I’m gonna head to the kitchen. Do you guys need anything? -No, I’m good. -No. I’ll be right back. Hey, I know you might never forget what I said, but do you think you can at least forgive me? Only if you can forgive me for not being considerate of your feelings. Then we’re good. Always. You know, I’ve got to wonder — do you think esme’s just a mean girl or is there something more? Oh. It’s definitely more.

I guess that’s that.

[ Door slams shut ]

[ Doorknob rattling ] Hello?! Must have been a draft. I shouldn’t have to explain this to you, marshall, but apparently I do. Keeping the whole truth from curtis is like playing with fire. And I will not allow my nephew to be burned. Do you really think I’d do anything to hurt my boy? Not on purpose. Then let me have this chance. You know, uh, those wings sounded so good, I asked phyllis to bring us a dozen. Ah. If that works for you, auntie. Whatever makes you happy, baby. -Here you go, joss. -Thank you, babe. Trina. For you. Oh, no, thanks. I’ve had more than enough to drink tonight. Just cider. No alcohol. Plenty of sugar. That I can do. Um, I’d like to propose a toast. Well, that depends. Are we drinking to never having to do anything esme tells us again? Hear, hear. Um, I was aiming for something more positive. To best friends. -Best friends. -Best friends. Bye. Drive safe. Yeah. Stay warm. Will do. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ] Everything okay? I-I was just trying to order a copy of my birth certificate off the state’s online portal. No luck? Don’t worry. There’s still time to get an expedited passport. No. You don’t — you don’t understand. It’s not the website that’s the issue. It’s my birth certificate. There’s no record that it exists. I know you asked for space, and I respect that. And yet you call. Yeah, I’ll give — um… I’ll give you all the space you need if you — if you just give me one hour on friday. Why? What’s happening on friday? One hour, carly. It — it’s important to me. I can give you an hour. Okay. Great. Listen. Um, I’ll send a text and give you all the information. Uh. You see what I’m talking about? I’m giving you space. Good night, sonny. It’s a start.

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