General Hospital Transcript
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dante! Anna called, and she said you were both back in town, but you were a patient here at the hospital? No. No, I’m not. I’m fine. I just had to do a follow-up for the hit to the head I took.
[ Sighs deeply ] You look beautiful. Thank you. I tried to call you on the way back, but wsb was debriefing me pretty much the entire flight. Well, you’re healthy. Yeah. And that’s the most important thing. Now, will you just shut up and give me a kiss? Yes, ma’am.
Well, I know how disappointed you must be to have to postpone your trip to paris. Yeah, well, uh, yeah, willow doesn’t have a passport. She’s having a little difficulty tracking down her birth certificate. According to the state department, they have no record of me. It’s almost like… I never existed. Hey, harmony, it’s alexis. I’m just checking in on you. Oh, is that what you’re calling it now? Or are you giving me a gentle nudge in the right direction?
[ Sighs ] No, I’m calling to give you moral support.
I know this
is a big day for you.
Harmony, you there? Yeah. Yes. Yeah, and — and you’re right, um… it’s one of the most important days of my life. It’s the day that I tell willow that she’s not my biological daughter. Harmony, uh, I got to go. My boss is here, so, um, I’ll check in with you later. Good luck.
[ Phone beeps ] Oh, harmony, huh? Yeah. Do you have a problem with that?
[ Door closes ] Hello?! Hi. Hi. You okay? Yeah. Uh. Sorry, I just zoned out for a minute.
[ Chuckles ] Mm. I think I need some caffeine.
[ Scoffs ] With all the double shifts you’re pulling, I’m not sure caffeine is gonna do the trick. Maybe not. Is that the card that, uh, franco’s mom sent you? Yeah, yeah, I left it in my locker last night. I was just gonna throw it out to put all the bad, you know, and sad anniversaries behind me. But unfortunately, I don’t think that’ll put an end to things. What does that mean? Something big is going on.
[ Knock on door ] Ms. Corinthos? Carly: Yes. There’s someone here to see you. Okay, send them in.
[ Papers rustling lightly ] Hey. What happened? You wouldn’t have called me if you hadn’t been drinking. I’d have called you sober. Really? Yeah. That would have been a first. Look, you’re looking down the barrel of a divorce because you played fast and free with your meds. You don’t know that, nina, and I don’t know that. All I know right now, I’m going through a divorce. And you’re here, right? I just — I think that you’re avoiding the subject — no, no, I’m not, I don’t know what the subject — I forgot already. What’s the subject? Well, the subject… I…[Sighs] I — I can’t remember the subject right now.
[ Breathes sharply ] Your birth certificate is just egregious.Unorthodox childhood, but the fact that the government cannot produce your birth certificate is just egregious. I know, I know, it’s very frustrating. This is just ridiculous. And if there’s anything I can do to help, please let me know. Thank you, monica. I —
[ Doorbell rings ] Hopefully, my mother can give me all the information I need. You know what? I wouldn’t want someone to judge me based on the worst chapter of my life. I made a fresh start, and harmony is owed one, too.
[ Door closes ] So if you say she’s changed… then you’ll believe that she has? I’ll believe that you believe her. I’m gonna take that as a win. Alright, boss. Why are you here? I’m sure you don’t want to talk about my personal life on company time. You’re right. I actually have some news of my own — news that’s gonna change the future of this company. Wow. Mm. [ Chuckles ] Man, a guy could get used to that welcome home. So it’s all over? It’s over. Peter’s dead.
[ Sighs ] The paperwork has been filed. Speaking of which, there’s probably some people I got to go tell. Ooh, can I be your backup? I would love for you to be my backup. But I should probably do this on my own. Can I meet you at your place after? Oh, yeah. I’m gonna hold you to that. Okay. Wait, s-stop. What’s wrong? No. W-w– what we’re doing… it’s a huge mistake. I’m sorry, I’m sorry.
[ Door closes ] That wasn’t a great “welcome home.” I mean, I just, uh… I’m glad you’re back and I’m glad you’re safe, . …And you have a really somber look on your face. No, it’s — so please don’t tell me that, um… it’s all good news. It’s all good news. Maxie is home, and she’s safe, and she is reuniting with her daughter as we speak. Oh, god, that’s such wonderful news. When I heard what maxie and brook lynn did to protect maxie’s baby from peter, it broke my heart. I know, I know, I know. But the good news is they never have to look over their shoulder again because peter is dead. The nightmare that he brought over all of us, that is over now. Now that it’s safe, maxie and her family, they can — they can be together again. I don’t want to cross that line with you. You don’t want to cross the li– the line’s already been crossed. Look, sonny, please don’t try to joke this way. I’m not. I just… I realize that I have made a lot of mistakes, okay? I’m not saying that I have, but a kiss between us should mean a lot more than a distraction technique from the real issue of you and your meds. It was not a technique, nina. No, the point is you went out on yet another bender last night, right? Right. Well, I’m not claiming to be some kind of expert here, but I do know this — aside from the physical health concerns, alcohol can dull the effects of the medication. Even though you’re back on your meds, you could still be emotionally vulnerable until it fully kicks in. So what — what we were about to do would be wrong, just like it was wrong the other day. Okay. What happened… between us… I wasn’t drinking. No, but you were drinking heavily days before and your — your — you know, your body is readjusting to all the meds. That would explain what happened between us at the haunted star… when carly walked in on us. What if I don’t want — what if I don’t want to e-explain it away? What if my drinking had nothing to do… …with what happened between us? Something big is happening? Like — like what?
[ Footsteps approaching ] Elizabeth. Finn, I am, uh — I’m so sorry to interrupt, but have either of you spoke to anna this morning? N-no. You? No. I haven’t spoken to her in a few days. Why? What’s going on? She was in europe, looking for peter, and he’s gone. Gone? Y-y– like, you mean got away again? Uh, no, no, no. I mean, the other kind of gone. He’s dead. Look, I know I’ve had a lot more time to process this, so I will say what you’re probably thinking. Peter has always managed to come back when we thought he was gone, but not this time. He is finally dead, and he will never be able to hurt us or our families or anyone else ever again. I know that it is a lot to process with peter’s death, but I knew that you’d be happy about that, about maxie. Yes, I am happy. I am so happy that peter is dead. I just… wish jason was here to see it. Jason, my brother and your… how would you describe jason? He was my person. He loved me unconditionally, despite my many faults, and I loved him. I still love him. He died saving the lives of people that he cared about. He…set a course in motion that led to peter’s downfall. My brother died a hero because that — that’s who he was. Well, he was certainly my hero, always there when I needed him. I still need him. You know, the medication and the alcohol… it doesn’t explain the connection between us. You’re drawn to me. I’m drawn to you. Like a moth to a flame. And the night at the haunted star was… a mistake for many reasons. The timing, hurting carly. And when we talked that night… …at the chapel… …I fell in love with you in nixon falls. I didn’t know who I was. And — and those — those feelings, they just don’T… disappear. Maybe the silver lining is, um, we now finally get to unpack what we mean to each other… without all the baggage and deception. I understand what you’re saying. You know, we had all that baggage because I’m the one who created that. I described our love in nixon falls as pure, and it was. But that was only part of the story. The whole time I was drowning in guilt, sonny. It was wrong of me to fall in love with you… yeah. …When you didn’t have your memory. Just like it would be wrong if we explored anything between us when you’re so vulnerable. I should really get to work. Alright. Gonna go. Go ahead. Just gonna freshen up. Okay.
[ Knock on door ] Mr. Corinthos, there’s someone on the list here to see you. Okay. Bad time? You don’t sound very positive about that news. Should I be worried? Should I be updating my résumé? Sorry. You know how I keep my cards close to my chest. It’s actually good news. The circulation of the invader has increased. Yes! Lord enterprises is downsizing their printed division. Now they’re gonna hold on to the banner in llanview for legacy reasons, but they’re divesting from their west coast newspapers. So how is this affecting you? I’m thinking of using the cash flow from my nonprofit to buy them up, you know, to expand
the invader’s reach. That’s a huge deal. Congratulations.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah, there’s just one not-so-little catch. Uh, the main offices of that branch is located in san francisco, and I’d have to move there to make this work. Michael.
[ Clears throat ] Dr. Quartermaine, good to see you. Harmony. Hopefully you’re going to be able to help willow out with this birth-certificate issue. Monica, can we use the living room? Oh, of course, go right ahead. Thank you. Thanks. Do you think harmony is going to really be able to solve the mystery of the birth certificate? I don’t — I don’t know. And she’s been pretty evasive so far. You mentio ned on thetificate? I do. Yeah. Mom? Is… is everything okay? Willow, honey… there’s something I need to tell you. The only way to make this work is if I move the nonprofit base of operations to san francisco. Well, at least for a while. You know, and maybe someday I can split my time from there and port charles. It sounds like a wonderful opportunity, really. San francisco is a beautiful city. I’m so happy for you. Hm. And yet, you don’t sound like you are.
[ Chuckles ] Selfishly, I liked having you around again. Hey, I liked when we were all living together. It was nice. It was domestic. It was happy. It was like our happy little playing house. Like what it could’ve been all those years ago if I hadn’t royally screwed things up when we were a couple? I didn’t say that. But you were thinking it. We were good together… when we were good together. Yeah. I’d say we still are. Okay.
[ Chuckles ] You know, I know there are a million reasons why I should move to the west coast. I’m just wondering if there was one better reason for me to stay. Hey, whatever it is, you can — you can tell me. Uh, and I know we’ve had our ups and downs, but… I’m your daughter. I’m here for you. I managed to — to find your birth certificate. What? Really? How? Um, uh… it — it turns out that I-I still have some connections in clairborne county. And their record-keeping system is badly outdated, but I, um, I called in a few favors, and they’re gonna send me a new copy of your birth certificate. That’s such great news. Yeah. Mom, uh… thank you. Thank you.
[ Both chuckle ] Peter’s dead? Are you absolutely sure? Um, according to dante, yes. Anna saw peter take his last breath, and the wsb has possession of his body. They performed an autopsy, and they are filing all of the paperwork. The reign of terror that peter had is finally over. Finn: Elizabeth, are you okay? I don’t know how to answer that. I mean, peter was responsible for so much loss — franco’s death and jason’s death, all those months maxie was kept away from her baby. It just feels like there should be something more. Agreed. There was certainly something appealing about the thought of peter rotting in prison for the rest of his life, alone, knowing the world had completely forgotten about him. At least there’s no possibility of escape this time. I just thought knowing the threat was over, I’d feel some sort of closure. I mean, I’m relieved, but it doesn’t lessen everything we lost. I know — I know how you feel. Thank you for telling us. You don’t have to stick around. Hey, the way I see it, you and i have had our lives significantly turned upside down in the past year and a half. But jake and danny are jason’s sons. So in a way, we’re always gonna be connected. And you sought me out when you found out that jason was marrying carly because you know how I felt. I guess what I’m trying to say is… I’m always gonna have your back. Thanks. And I will continue to have yours.
[ Exhales sharply ] I’m gonna give you some private time. I take it that things haven’t gotten any better between you and sonny. Well, you can’t get much worse than walking in on sonny in bed with nina. You know, that was definitely a low point. Oof. And when I saw sonny in bed with nina, all I wanted to do was run to jason.
[ Chuckles ] He had this way of making me feel like the world wasn’t gonna end, even though the sky was falling. You know what I mean? I do. Yeah, I know. But I’m glad I ran into you. You have the same touch. I was really worried that maybe I just kind of made everything worse… considering… we almost… almost. Sonny: Come in. Uh… I don’t know if anyone had, uh, reached out to you and let you know that, uh, peter august is dead. Really? Yeah. Wow. He won’t be hurting anyone ever again. Good. I wanted to make sure you heard it before the news broke. I’m gonna go to the quartermaines’ and let michael and monica know, but unless you wanted to let michael know yourself? No, no, it’s better that it’s coming from you. So you’re telling me that anna took peter out? Yeah, it was a team effort. I’m gonna check in on anna… -okay. Alright. -…See what’s going on. You know, I, uh, I don’t have to go anywhere. I’m not in any rush. And I know peter’s the reason that jason is dead. So if you wanted to talk about that at all… no, I appreciate the offer. I’m doing — I’m doing — uh, I’m doing fine. You’re not doing fine. Yeah, I am. No, you’re not. What do you mean? Come on. Everything that’s going on with carly… like your best friend that you would normally confide in this stuff with, he’s not here anymore. And I’m not — I’m not saying that I’m jason, but I am here for you. I got nothing to talk about. Let’s just… dad, come on. It’s your son dante, okay? If something’s eating at you, why don’t you tell me? I got nothing to talk about! I — I’m fine! Just… want to be left alone, that’s all. Is this a business problem, or is there another reason you, uh, are trying to get rid of me?
You made the right call… stepping back that night. Whatever pull was drawing us together, I really — I don’t — I don’t want that to jeopardize our friendship. Yeah. I, uh… we were both having a really bad night. I mean, I thought I was gonna spend the rest of my life with sonny. I’m sure you thought the same thing about sam. And like [Snaps fingers] That, everything changed. Well, we’re not exactly in the same boat. You and sonny are married. Married. Getting a divorce. Oh. I’m sorry. Yeah. Me too. I feel like I didn’t really have a choice, you know? I kept asking sonny over and over again to tell me what happened in nixon falls, and he just wouldn’T. He wanted to focus on the present, and I get that — I really do.
[ Chuckles ] But when the truth came out — because it always does — couldn’t believe how many secrets sonny was keeping from me. Then when I walked in on him in bed with nina, are you kidding me? I had to choose myself. And how can I be a good role model for josslyn and avery and donna if I stayed in a marriage that I wasn’t respected, you know? Look, I cannot argue with any of that. I can’T. S-so that’s it? It’s — it’s over? Yeah, it’s over. I mean, we — we met with the lawyers, and we kept it as civilized as we could, and we agreed that for donna and avery’s sake, we want to make this seamless as possible. But can we really do that? I mean [Laughs] Life is complicated. Hey. What? What is it? I just realized — does sonny know that peter’s dead? Does he have any idea that the man who killed jason is gone? Dante: You should know by now you can’t just push me away that easy. I’ve seen this before. I know what it is, and I know walking away would be a bad idea. You’re right. You’re right. I-I-I shouldn’t have snapped at you like that. It’s just I had a bad day yesterday. I met up with carly and the attorneys. We had to hammer out the divorce. Didn’t go very well. So, uh, I’m embarrassed to say that I went out, had A… lot of drinks. And, uh [Sighs] I feel like hell today. I’m hungover. No big mystery. That’s all. But we could, uh — we could go — we — we could have — some other time, we’ll have some coffee, we’ll talk. Alright. I didn’t know you and carly were doing divorce proceedings. Sorry about that. Alright. I love you. I love you, too, man. I’ll check in on you later. Please call me if you need anything, alright? Thanks for checking in on me.
[ Door closes ] Hey. Thank you for not telling dante I was here. I didn’t feel like answering a bunch of questions. You don’t owe anybody any explanations. I’m just curious. Why didn’t you tell him I was here? Right. That’s just proof that, um… our kiss was a mistake. I’m glad the answer turned out to be so simple. I-I thought I was going crazy, like I didn’t exist. It’s just because of the way I raised you. It’s all my fault. You’re… you’re a seeker, mom. You ask the big questions, and you sincerely want to find a better way to live, a better way to be in the world. And that underlying impulse is a good one, even if some of the outcomes have been… horrible? Difficult. I’m sorry if — if this process dredged up some of our memories from the past. Well, that’s all it is now — in the past. And I’m so glad we get to move on from it. Together. I’ll give you two reasons — tj and molly. Tj is a full-grown man, and my son is not what I was talking about, and you know that. When we reconnected last year, it was — it felt like fate. It did?
[ Sighs ] It was like we were given a chance for a do-over in our relationship. You know? We’re not repeating the same mistakes. You know, you helped me get out of jail, and now I’m helping you, you know, get some purpose back in life. Mm-hmm. We’re helping each other get back on track. Yes. We care about each other. Yes. So am I right? Wasn’t there something bubbling up to the surface between us in the last few months? I-I hadn’t really thought about it.
[ Scoffs ] Liar. Do I want you in my life? Oh, I do. Absolutely, 100%. But when neil died, a part of me shut down. And — and I’m not sure how to turn it back on again. But you’d like to.
[ Door opens, knock on door ] Mom? Oh. -Hey. -Hi. Hi, honey. Yeah, I’ll — I’ll get you some updates on those reports. Right? Um, sam, good to see you. -Good to see you, shawn. -Yeah. I hope I wasn’t interrupting anything. You know, I don’t talk about it much, but, um… I know maybe better than anyone that you don’t just get over losing your spouse. My wife… it took me a long, long time… …to make peace with reiko’s death. But, you know, there may be a — a path forward for you, you know, where you can hang onto all your good franco memories and keep them with you. At the same time… …keep the trauma of his death in the past. If only it were that simple. I haven’t told you everything about what’s going on with me… and franco.
So what’s the good word? My mom was able to track down my birth certificate. It should be arriving soon. I should get going. -Okay. -Okay. Hey. Hey. Hey, dante. What are you doing here? Uh, I just wanted to talk to you. Uh, you don’t need me here for this.
[ Chuckles ] Um , I imagine you’re hereto talk to michael about sonny and carly. I can give you some privacy. No, no, actually, willow, you should stay. And, monica, you as well. This involves all of you. I wanted to be
the onepersonally to tell you guys that, uh, peter august is dead. He’s never gonna hurt anyone ever again. Look, I-I’ve got no idea if sonny knows about peter. I’ve been kind of busy getting debriefed by the bureau.
[ Sighs ] I can’t even stand the thought of looking at sonny right now, but…jason’s family. I should be the one to tell him that jason’s death was avenged. If you want some backup, I’m happy to go with you.
[ Sighs ] Or I could just break it to sonny myself. I could just take it right off your plate. Nina: Peter’s dead? I can’t — I can’t believe it. He — he made so many people miserable. He’s dead. Well, what happens now that the horrible nightmare is over and ended? What usually follows an ending is a new beginning. I should go. Wait, wait, wait. You don’t — you don’t have to go right now, do you? Oh, yeah.
[ Chuckling ] Yeah, I do. Listen… whatever happens next, sonny, I hope you consider cutting down on your drinking or not drinking at all. You deserve to have a clear mind when you figure out what you want to do next. I’ll think about it ’cause I… I believe I owe you that much. Oh, no, sonny. You don’t owe me anything. You owe it to yourself. So there’s been more incidents besides the ring and the card? Why — why didn’t you say anything? Because I felt like I was imagining things. But if it’s real… tell me about them. It was valentine’s day. I had decided to donate the dress I wore when I married franco. I wasn’t gonna wear it again, and it’d just been hanging in my closet in a garment bag. When the bag was opened, my dress was torn to shreds. I know all of this seems so random on a case-by-case basis, but when you combine the ring, the dress, this card… it forms a pattern, and we — we shouldn’t dismiss that. Right. I just feel like someone is doing these things deliberately. You’re sure the boys aren’t upset about you and me? They’re not acting out?
[ Scoffs lightly ] Cameron is so happy with josslyn and pcu, his heart is not in a destructive place. Right. And jake and aiden? I asked them. I asked both of them, and they both insist they had nothing to do with the ring. Okay, maybe… trust me, I know when my boys are lying, and I don’t think they are. I mean, I-I guess I can ask them again.
[ Cellphone beeps ] Listen. I, um… I have one patient I need to check, um, before I head out. I’ll, um… see you back at the house? Sure. It’s gonna be okay. So, peter’s death — did that give you any closure? Closure and relief. Not only for myself, but the entire city, including you. Mm-hmm. Remember, peter was the one who gaslit you into thinking that franco was a threat to me. Mm. Yeah, I appreciate the sentiment, but I was drunk when I assaulted dante, so I really can’t blame peter for that. And besides, you know, prison, unfortunately, was a wake-up call that I needed to be sober. Right. And then you reunited with shawn. How are things going between the two of you? We are just good friends. He’s also my boss, so anything beyond that would be inappropriate anyway. Okay. I can accept that. Even though you are the happiest that I’ve seen you since neil died. Hm! And the way he died, it was so sudden and unexpected. And you just — you’ve pulled yourself together, and you keep moving forward. Neil would want you happy. As a matter of fact, I think that shawn was probably the most stable relationship you’ve been a part of since I’ve known you. That’s a pretty low bar I’ve set.
[ Chuckles ] True. But come on, mom, can’t shawn be your confidant, and not harmony with all of her baggage? I mean, I know you said that you were giving her her second chance. But has she really changed? I’m sorry. Seat’s taken. Yeah. By me. Look, I’ve seen you handle some shady business in here and in the alley. Word on the street is you’re pretty good at forging documents? Maybe. What’s it to you? How good are you at forging a birth certificate?
Betsy. Hi. It’s elizabeth. Um, I know it’s been a while. Listen. I got your card. Um, I have some news I think you’ll want to hear. Is there any way you can come to town so we could talk in person? Okay. I freely admit that harmony has gone above and beyond to redeem herself. I mean, she did help us… track down drew. But, mom, there is so much history between her and our family. I know. I know. We’ve been through this. I appreciate it. I understand. But I’m gonna stop you right here. Honey, shawn is my friend. Harmony has been my friend. And I care about both of them. Which is why I’m so grateful that you and the girls, including shawn, are accepting the possibility that she may have changed. Pleasure doing business with you. I’ll be in touch when I have something.
[ Sighs ] This is a long time coming. To jason. And to all the people who weren’t here to see the justice that they deserved. To jason. -To jason. -To jason.
[ Sighs ] And now we have to focus on putting all the people whose lives were torn apart by peter back together again. I’m gonna think about cutting back for my own well-being, and I just want to let you know that it means a lot that you care. Well, I should know better, but… I can’t seem to help myself. Is sonny inside?
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