General Hospital Transcript
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No, it looks like something went wrong.You startled me. Well, you know, I live up in the main house, right? Have you seen michael? He wasn’t at the gatehouse. Is this about dante? I thought he was gonna be all right? It’s not about dante.
[ Sighs ] Carly, you seem upset. What’s going on? It’s about sonny. And by the way, I really want to thank you for your great advice that you gave me earlier. About going to see sonny at the haunted star? Did you go? Yeah, I went. And I found him in bed with another woman. Britt, listen, it’s nina. It’s important. I really need to talk to you. Call me back. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] Sonny. Yeah, dante’s here. I need to see my son.
[ Indistinct conversations ] It makes sense, though, that victor would help peter. He’s done it in the past. Well, but victor also swore that he ended that partnership with peter, but I guess if he sees that there’s something for him to gain, he probably would have fired it back up. But do you think that he would risk his immunity deal with the wsb? Yeah, it’s possible. He alluded to the fact that he had all these plans for peter. That actually tracks with another one of my theories. Keep you posted. Oh. I’m gonna check in with kevin.
[ Sighs ] Ok. So many unanswered questions. Yeah. Like where do we start? Well, how did victor find out that bailey was maxie’s daughter? Austin: Hey. Where are you going? I don’t know. I-I need to do something, though — stretch my legs. I don’t know. If I stop and think about what’s going on, I’m going to lose my mind. Yeah, I’m sure.
[ Sighs ] How’s your mom? She’s — she’s fine. She’s with mac. And… how’s mac? He — he’s going to be ok. They said he’s going to pull through. That’s great. You must be — you must be so relieved. I am. For the first time tonight, I actually have some hope. That’s great. Hang on to that. It’s important. We’re going to find your louise, maxie, I promise. Kevin, there you are.
[ Sighs ] What’s wrong? I was expecting that you’d be in a terrific mood, given mac’s really strong prognosis. Oh, no, the news about mac is great. Then what’s wrong? I’ve been trying to call charlotte since I left her at home alone. She’s not answering. What have you done with charlotte? I knew you’d double-cross me, so I took out a little insurance policy. Dante and laura are busy putting out fires. Valentin’s mia altogether. Which left poor little charlotte all alone tonight. I wonder where she could be. Alright. No more games. I want her back now, unharmed. Well, that depends on you, doesn’t it, victor? See, I do know where charlotte is, but if something were to happen to me, well… my god, I wonder if you’d ever even find her. Hey, bud. Thanks for coming out to cheer me on. Dad, I’m — I’m always here. I’m always here for you, too. Okay. Go, dad.
[ Chuckles ] Thanks. No, everyone’s passing you in the race. Oh. You got it, coach!
I really do appreciateyour positive attitude. I’m trying my best to lean into hope right now. Ok. I mean, if it were easy, everybody’d do it, right? And the world would have zero problems. I know it’s difficult, but in the end, hope is totally worth it. Britt:
[ Sighs ] Maxie. Maxie, there you are. Maxie: What are you guys doing here? I can’t believe about peter. We came as soon as we heard the news. I-I took the liberty of calling them. I thought you might need the extra moral support. I’ll take all the support I can get right now. I promise you this, maxie — peter won’t be free for long. I-I hope you’re right. I hope someone finds peter and gives him the slow, painful death he deserves. And of all of the misery he’s inflicted, the worst may be how his twisted plans left you to worry about your missing daughter all these months. What? Is there some news about louise? Ok, there is a lot that you both don’t know, and I think it’s time I tell you. Victor: Give me that. Now, where is she? You’re so predictable, victor. You know, your family is your weakness. Tell me, or I’ll make you beg to tell me. Well, I will tell you this — port charles is full of so many abandoned warehouse. Now, if charlotte were to be locked away in one of those, it would be a great hiding place, don’t you think? Start a search immediately. Well, even if you were to find the right one, who’s to say the entrance hasn’t been rigged with some kind of security measure? What is it you want? To complete our bargain. So, can I get up now? Charlotte, it’s grandma. Uh, listen, honey, I-I don’t know if you’re doing your homework or you’re video-chatting with your friends, but it’s very important that, when you get this, you call us right back, ok? Thanks, honey. You know, that’s probably exactly what it is. [ Laughs ] It’s probably just fine. I just feel guilty leaving her home alone. Kevin, stop. She’s 13 years old, and we have left her home alone before. Yeah, that’s true. You know how she gets when she’s watching a movie. Esme is meant to be home pretty soon, too. Esme. Esme. Yeah, ok. Let me just see here. Esme, it’s laura. Hey, um, how close are you to my apartment? Oh, ok, that’s great. Listen, do me a favor. When you get home, have charlotte call us right away, please. We’re a little concerned that something may have happened. Carly, let’s go inside. It’s warmer here. Come on. I’m sorry. I-I’m not mad at you, drew. Maybe you should be. I’m — I’m serious. I’m the idiot who encouraged you to go and make things right. I-I want you to know, I — I thought sonny — I thought you guys were on the same page about this. I’m the idiot. I didn’t listen to my instincts. I knew nina was trouble, and I knew sonny was blind to it. I-it just kind of blows my mind how quickly sonny gave up on this big grand gesture to you — blows your mind? I was five minutes late and I walked in on sonny in bed with nina. I’m sorry. God. I knew there was more going on than sonny’s bizarre sympathy for nina. I knew it, but I was just so happy to have him home. I was so, so grateful that he was home. I didn’t listen to my instincts. I mean, I just wanted my family to be together, so I went along to get along, and… oh, my god, for the first time in my life, I got played.
[ Laughing ] And the whole time, the real villain was standing right in front of me. Nina. Or — or sonny? Both. Hey. Hey. What happened with dante? Have you seen him? Um, dante is gonna be fine. But… [ Sighs ] Peter august escaped again. So he got injured trying to stop peter? Dante was trying to be his usual brave self, but before he realized it was a partial inside job, he got knocked over the head pretty hard. Did he get a concussion? The doctors released him so he could search for peter.
[ Scoffs ] So peter got away.
[ Sighs ] At least dante’s ok? Look. -Hey. -Hey. Hey. What the — ah, it’s ok. I’m good. Are you sure? Doctor clear you? Yeah, yeah. Yeah, pretty much. What do you mean, “yeah, yeah?” Well, he said I’d have some headaches and stuff like that, but I’m ok. I’m more interested in finding brook lynn’s baby. I don’t know un– brook lynn’s baby? Peter kidnapped her after he escaped custody. What does he want with brook lynn’s baby? Is this a hostage situation, or he wants to, you know, get some leverage if he gets caught? Dante: Yeah. Peter knows the truth, doesn’t he? Yes, that’s what we think, yes. Well, what truth? Well, some–
[ Sighs ] Somehow, peter found out that the baby that brook lynn’s been caring for is really maxie’s daughter, which means all these secrets that we’ve been keeping have been for nothing.
So do you think that sonny and nina — do you think they were having an affair the entire time that he’s been back? I don’t know. I can’t believe this. I mean, sonny asked me to come to the haunted star tonight because he had this big, amazing, romantic night planned, and when I don’t show up on his timetable, he calls his back up? He calls nina? So, sonny reached out to nina? Or did nina just happen to show up there? I don’t care. It doesn’t matter. I mean, he was in bed with nina when I got there.
[ Stammers ] The whole thing just isn’t making any sense. I — I — maybe sonny just thought that you were giving up on your marriage because you didn’t show up. Well, those are sonny’s ridiculous terms, ok? Because I don’t get past my pain when he wants me to, that gives him the right to jump in bed with the woman who caused all of this?! What the hell does that say about sonny? What does it say about my marriage? I don’t know. I — I honestly — I — I truly don’t know. What does — what does it say?
[ Laughs ] You know, even after sonny defended her and protected me, and I really thought this was a hurdle that we could get over. I knew it would be hard, and I knew it would take a lot of time, but I thought we would get past it. Now my… my marriage is over. Brook lynn never had a daughter? Anna: No. No, and she promised maxie that she would raise louise as her own to keep her safe from peter, a-and it worked. Sonny, I mean, it worked for months. I had no idea. Well, maxie explained that she told you everything months ago, and that you were one of the few people that knew that brook lynn was never pregnant. Yeah, I tri– I tried to convince her to at least tell valentin, let him in on the plan so his heart wasn’t broken, but she thought that the more people who knew, the greater the chance that it would get back to peter, and in the end, I agreed with her. The most important thing was keeping that baby safe. So, nina, you knew this back in nixon falls? I’m gonna tell michael and kristina that you’re ok. Dante: Alright. We’ll see you. Yeah. Yeah, you know what, um… let’s go for a walk. I gotta call my mom. Ok. So, um, any new leads on where peter might be? Possibly. Maybe you can help with that? Yeah. I’ll do anything. Just name it. Have you spoken to valentin recently or heard from him?
[ Sighs ]
[ Tires squealing ] Jeez.
[ Engine revving, horn honking ]
[ Man groans ] Oh, my god!
[Panting] Please call anna… anna devane… no , I haven’t talkedto valentin in, like, days. Why? Do you think there’s a problem? Do — do you think that valentin knows where peter is? No, no. I’m just really concerned that he’s made himself a target.
[ Cellphone ringing ] Excuse me. Ok. I’ll let you take your phone call, but will you keep me updated? Yes, of course. Hello? Is this anna devane? Who is this? I think I found a friend of yours. I was going to call 9-1-1, but he insisted I call you first. You should know, he’s in bad shape. Anna! Valentin! Get him up. Alright, what are your terms? Simple. You do exactly as you originally intended — arrange my transportation out of port charles from a boat on this dock. Once you do that, I’ll send you a pin with charlotte’s location. How can you be sure I won’t betray you? Oh, I have enough dirt on you, old man — anna, valentin, everyone else will know exactly who arranged for my escape. Well, do we have a deal? Britt: Maxie, I can’t believe this. You were actually my plan “a”, britt. And then you wound up on the run with jason, so I asked bobbie to help me give birth in a house in beechers corners. But of course, peter had a plan of his own with fake nurse chloe. It’s really a miracle that I was able to give louise to brook lynn. And in all these months, you didn’t think you could confide in me or britta? I really thought the fewer people that knew, the better. But — I didn’t even tell my parents. Anything to keep my daughter safe. I of all people know that you must do everything in your power to protect your family. Don’t worry about our feelings now. What’s important is that we find louise. I agree. I don’t know how peter found out about louise, but he must have. I mean, otherwise, why would he have taken her? It can’t be a coincidence. Do you think whoever helped him escape told him the truth about louise? Well, you said the only other two people who knew were nina and chase, right? Victor would be just the type of swine to help peter again. But how could he have figured out that bailey was really louise? Oh, god, no. Austin, what is it? Alright, um, there is a possibility that victor does know the truth about louise. And if that’s the case, it’s all my fault.
[ Sighs ] I had a feeling I’d find you here. I won’t intrude, I just — I just wanted to make sure that everything was ok. Well, I can’t really worry about my marriage right now. I’m just glad that dante’s ok and maxie’s daughter comes home safely to her. Yeah. Ok, then I’ll give you some privacy. You know what? You really knew that… bailey was louise, didn’t you? Well, not on day one, but I knew pretty early on, yes. So when you were in nixon falls and peter was blackmailing you… …you were actually playing him. Please don’t tell me to give my marriage another shot. I’m just going to say that… I’m surprised how certain you seem. Every time I close my eyes, I see sonny in bed with nina. That’s pretty much the point of no return for me. Infidelities that they — they can be — they can be worked on, they can be worked through, and sometimes, they can be forgiven. Right.
[ Laughs ] He tried to throw jason in my face. Now, I know — I know that you and jason were married, and I understand the official story was that it was for the business, but that wasn’t the whole story, was it? No. We were in love. And that never would have happened if nina would have done the right thing. I’ve worked so hard on putting my marriage back together, and I feel like I’ve been working by myself. I really do. And, um… maybe walking in and seeing sonny in bed with nina was the smack in the face that I needed… to realize that my marriage died the night that that bridge collapsed. You know, it’s like, um… shattered crystal — you just can’t put the pieces back together. Hmm. It’s the old saying, “you can’t go home again.” And I feel the same way. You, uh — you doing ok? You just got knocked on the head and you’re asking me if I’m doing ok? Look, it seems like whatever you and drew were talking about, that… it took a lot out of you. Anna: Dante! Hi, sam. They found
valentin. They did? Where? Yeah, they’re bringing him in an ambulance. I’m going to see what I can find out. Hey, esme, are you at the apartment? Is charlotte there? Oh, my god. What? Uh, ok, look. Um… go in the house, lock the door, call the police. Stay on the phone with the police until somebody gets there to help you. We’ll get there as soon as we can. Bye. What’s going on? When she got there, there was a pizza delivery guy u-unconscious in the hallway. The door to the apartment is open and charlotte is nowhere to be seen. I’ll agree to your terms. I’m going to need your phone. Now, this isn’t the exact address, but it’s within the vicinity. Once the ship is docked here, I’ll send you the exact location of where charlotte is being held. If she’s harmed in any way, you’re a dead man.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Alright. Let’s go. How could this be your fault? You didn’t know bailey was louise. Alright, so you know that I was having a really hard time with brook lynn, and so was valentin, and it — [ Sighs ] Somehow, valentin’s uncle, victor, got involved. And then victor came to me and he had a sonogram, but the patient information had been torn off. And I told him how he could track down the patient. So it’s possible… that you led peter to my daughter? Y– I — um… I don’t — I don’t — I don’t know what to say. No, I… I wouldn’t say anything. I can’t right now. I wouldn’T.
[ Cellphone ringing ] Hello? Hello, maxie. Missing something?
Hi. Is valentin in there? Yes. Ok. Thank you.
[ Monitor beeping ]
[ Mouthing ]
]Someone should have told me. So meone should havetold me. Has he been drinking? I think your friend might have gone on a bender. He’s lucky someone found him when he passed out. Did you do a blood alcohol test yet? Was just about to. Okay, great. I’m his emergency contact. I’m listed as that. Could you please keep me posted? Yes. Thank you, diana. Valentin, I’m here. I’m here. It’s me. What the hell happened? Bailey… bailey’s in danger.
[ Mutters ] Peter, where is louise? Oh, so we’re calling bailey by her original name now, are we? Well, I’ll have you know that our daughter is safe and sound. She’s with me, and I would never let anything happen to her. But don’t take my word for it. Why don’t you come see for yourself? Where?
Pier 55. Come alone. And, maxie, if I get even a whiff of the police or anyone following you, I will disappear so fast, and you’ll never see louise again.
And before you ask
how I’ll know, you should understand that I have people everywhere, maxie, and I will vanish into thin air if I even sense for a second that you’re going to betray me. Do you understand? Yes, I understand. Good. Leave your phone behind. Drop a pin to this number so I know you did. Pier 55. I just hope… anna’s hunch pays off and valentin has a lead on where to find louise. Me, too.
[ Sighs ] Look, I, uh… I’m sorry I asked you about… your conversation with drew. That’s — that’s, um… that’s between you guys, and you don’t owe me any explanations whatsoever. Hey. I appreciate the space that you’re offering, but it’s not necessary. I know when drew came back, things got a little wonky between the two of us. Well, th-that — whatever. That’s to be expected. He’s scout’s father. I know. And as scout’s father, I am always going to care for him. But when you got injured, I was really worried about you.
[ Chuckles ] And when I found out that you were going to be ok, it just — it hit me. I mean, just like that. What? My future is with you. I love you. Carly: What do you mean? What home can’t you go back to? No, no, no, no, I’m here to listen tonight. Oh, please. Please. Carly. I would give anything not to think about sonny and nina. Ok, um… well, things just kind of came to a head in my personal life tonight, that’s all. And not in a good way? Let’s just say that there’s — there’s a lot of, um… really horrible things about being imprisoned, obviously. I mean, you can’t live the life that you want. The food is horrible. You get beat up all the time, all of that. It’s — it’s — it’s horrendous. But he worst thing by far is the monotony — is — is hour after hour, day after day of nothing. And so, um…whateve r cellthey put me in, I would — I would just scratch scout’s name in the wall. You know, give me something to focus on. Give me a reason to survive. And the thing is, is that, um… it was impossible for me to focus on scout without thinking about her mom. My prior life in port charles. Right. And if I’m being completely honest right now, back when jason first reappeared, like, I knew, in that moment — I knew that sam would go back to him. So when she told me that she broke up with jason, it just — it just kind of messed with my head, that’s all. I bet it did. My memories o-of port charles are what kept me going, and that’s all, but now that I’m back, it’s like, I don’t know what’s real, I don’t know what’s fantasy. Especially considering co-parenting with sam has just felt so right. Um… it took me a minute to realize that sam’s not the same person she was two years ago. You know, she’s stronger. She got over jason. She got over me. And her heart is with somebody else. But that is life, right? And I think we all tell ourselves little lies so that we can live to fight another day. Ghs uddenly becamevery complicated. You know, I never could quite reconcile the nina I knew with the person peter was blackmailing. I accepted that the — the horrible secret you kept from carly was because you were angry. But it never made sense to me why you would let peter blackmail you over that secret. But the reason you did it was because you knew that maxie’s daughter was safe with brook lynn. And you let peter blackmail you so you could send him on a wild goose chase to the caribbean. Right? You could distract him. Why are you making it sound like what I did was noble, sonny? It wasn’T. I should have called the police the second that I saw peter, but I didn’T. My actions were purely out of desperation. I’m not a saint. I never said you were. It’s just not black and white, is it? Nothing is anymore. So, sam made it clear that she’s with dante now? She did, and, um… and she is. I’m sure that didn’t feel very good.
[ Scoffs ] The writing was on the wall, I just chose not to read it. I kept… holding on to something that wasn’t there anymore.
[ Chuckles ] Tell me about it. You keep fighting for something because at one point in your life, it was — it was everything to you, and you don’t think that you can go on without it. Yeah. And you feel like it’s your responsibility to hold it together. We just keep holding on to the past… instead of being in the moment. Doing what we should… instead of what we want.
Maxie. Maxie, can we do anything? I’m ok. I just need a minute. Can we just talk for one second? What is there to talk about? I trusted you! Because you convinced me to trust you! But you couldn’t let go of your petty revenge, and now my daughter is in the hands of her psychopath father! I did not mean for it to go this way.
[ Elevator bell dings ] Where are you going? I’m going to find my daughter.
[ Ship horn honks ] Right on time. I realize that all I’ve ever done is add trouble to your life. And tonight is proof of that. And no matter how angry I have been at carly, I never intended for this to happen, especially when I see how much pain you’re in. You’re not responsible for my actions. Well, I’m responsible for my actions. And I truly hate that I’ve made it even more difficult for you to salvage your marriage. I’m starting to believe it can’t be saved. We can’t do this. We can’t do this. I’m sorry, I — I thought — you thought that I wanted you to kiss me, and I do. But for all the wrong reasons. I’m just so focused on sonny, and I just want to hurt him. Oh. And you want to hurt sam, and you’re focused on sam, right? Yeah, I’m not — I don’t want to hurt sam, but maybe I wanted something to help me forget her. Maybe if — if — uh, you know, you were a stranger.
[ Laughs ] But, um, your friendship means too much to me. And we’re vulnerable right now, and you being jason’s brother just makes it… oh, it would be very messy. Right. Yeah, I mean, we just have a lot going on to get caught up in, uh, this.
[ Monitor beeping ] There was no sign of alcohol in mr. Cassadine’s bloodstream. Oh, just as I thought. Someone tried to make it look as though he were drunk, probably to dismiss anything that he had to say. Yeah. Thank you so much. Hey, valentin, I need you to focus. What’s the last thing you remember? Bailey… bailey is maxie’s daughter. Oh, you’ve figured it out. That’s probably why you disappeared. Ok, I’m going to need your help in finding her. So who told you about this? Or were you with someone when you figured it out? Laura: Have you seen anna devane? Nurse: She’s right in there.
[ Footsteps approaching ] Anna. Yeah? Oh, my god! Oh, no. It’s — he’s going to be alright. He going to be alright. What is it?
[ Sighs ] It’s charlotte. Something’s happened.
You, uh… you love me? Yeah, I know. It was new to me, too, and I found myself talking to nina, and — and I just — I just kind of said it. And then I thought to myself, if I could say it to a mere stranger, then I should — I should probably be able… to feel comfortable enough to say it to you. So I did. I said to you, and I said it. I love you. I did it. I love you.
[ Laughs ] Ahh! Don’t — don’t — please don’t feel like you have to say it back to me just because I said it. No, I don’T. Look. There’s no… there’s no pressure to say anything. I’ve wanted to say this for a while, sam. I love you. You do? Yeah. Well, I’m glad that, uh, you were thinking clearly enough for both of us. I should go. Hmm. Um, thank you. Thank you for talking to me. Anytime. Anytime you ever want to talk or just hang out and think about anything else. I’m going to hold you to that. I have a lot of regrets about what happened tonight — what went down and… what carly saw and… what I said to her. But I realize that carly had a point. About what? What happened between us in nixon falls in the past… it’s not just the past. It’s in the here and now. No matter how much I try to deny it…
[ Sighs ] I gotta — I gotta —
[ Sighs ] I gotta see dante. Yeah. Alright. What’s happened to charlotte? She’s been staying with us, but when esme came home, she found a pizza delivery man unconscious in the hallway, but no charlotte. No! It’s peter, isn’t it?! It has to be! Son of a bitch! Police have been notified. Ok, so what — what is the timeframe? How long has she been missing? Charlotte: Grandma! Oh, my god. Charlotte?! I ordered pizza, but when I opened the door, someone grabbed me! Oh, sweetheart! Charlotte, look who’s here.
[ Shouts ] Are you hurt? I’m fine, come here. Let me look at you. Are you hurt? No, they locked me in a building, and I was trying to get out when someone saved me. Anna: Who? Who, dear? Grandpa victor! I didn’t think going after brook lynn would end up like this. How could you? You didn’t know the truth about bailey. And eventually, maxie will understand. Don’t come to me expecting sympathy. I’m fresh out of it. Now we all must come together to clean up your mess and make sure maxie’s baby is brought home safely. And when this is all over, you will answer to me. Maxie, I’m so glad you came. Louise, honey, it’s ok. If you want to see our daughter, it’s gonna be on my terms now. And what are those? I’m leaving the country with louise, maxie, so I want you to say goodbye to her here and now, knowing you’ll never see her again. Or… …you come with us, and we’ll be a family forever.
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