GH Transcript Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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Ava: I’m so glad we’re doing this. It’s been ages since we’ve met for lunch somewhere other than the Metro Court.

Nina: Yeah, it’s really nice to be away from the office.

Ava: And it’s, um, much less likely that you… thank you.

Waiter: There you are.

Ava: …Run into Carly here.

Nina: Thank you.

Ava: Oh, uh, hey, by the way, I — I heard from Nikolas that you haven’t followed up with Martin Grey about filing for visitation.

Nina: Yeah, because I’m hopeful that I won’t need Martin to make sure that I have a place in my grandson’s life. I’d like to hold scorched-earth tactics in reserve.

Ava: Oh, Nina, you’re not… you’re not naive enough to believe that the Corinthos family might do the right thing?

Nina: Ava, I assure you that I am not naive. I just… I have someone else advocating for me now.

Willow: [ Clears throat ] Is that what I think it is? One shiny, new passport in all its glory? I’m so glad I paid extra to have it expedited. And now that my big exam’s over and I have a break…

Michael: Alright, well, I will make some calls, and then, Paris, here we come.

Sonny: Oh, sorry to interrupt. The housekeeper let me in.

Michael: Well, you almost never drop by. What’s going on?

Sonny: We need to get on the same page about Nina.

[Voice over] The role of Dr. Monica Quartermaine is temporarily being played by Holly Kaplan.

Monica: Dr. Finn.

Finn: Yes?

Monica: I’m so glad I ran into you.

Finn: Always a pleasure, Dr. Quartermaine.

Monica: It’s been so long since I’ve had the department heads at my house for dinner, so I’m going to set something up this week, and you’ll all get an e-mail about it.

Finn: Okay.

Monica: We can all let off some steam and then get to know each other better outside of the hospital. And, of course, significant others are welcome, so you can invite Elizabeth.

Finn: Oh, well, thank you for the invitation, Dr. Quartermaine, but I would be attending solo. Elizabeth and I have decided to hit pause on our relationship.

Elizabeth: [ Groans ] Stupid machine.

Drew: Easy, there.

Elizabeth: Oh, hi. [ Chuckles nervously ] I’m so frustrated. This — I put my money in, and it’s just stuck.

Drew: Ahh.

[ Elizabeth sighs ]

[ Bag falls ]

Elizabeth: Oh. Thank you. [ Chuckles ] Wish I could learn that trick.

Drew: Navy seal training.

Elizabeth: Oh.

[ Both chuckle ]

Drew: Hey, you want to talk about it?

Elizabeth: [ Groans ] All the pain and suffering we’ve been going through because of Peter? Yeah, well, it finally caught up to my family.

Victor: Johann, good news. Seems that Drew Cain may actually be able to give us access to what we’ve been searching for after all.

Johann: How’s that possible?

Victor: This was amongst the items found on Peter’s dead body. In life, he managed to prevent me from gaining access to Drew’s memories, but in death, he has so graciously given me a way to get everything I so badly need.

Eileen: Laura?

Laura: Eileen, hi.

Eileen: It’s funny running into you here. Your official calendar said you had a meeting with the state’s chamber of commerce.

Laura: Oh, yeah, right. That got rescheduled. I’m just grabbing a quick lunch. See you back at City Hall.

Eileen: Mm-hmm.

Victor: Well?

Eileen: You’ve got a problem.

Victor: Tell me something I don’t know. What is it this time?

Eileen: Sam McCall, Robert Scorpio, and Laura Collins are getting too close.

Laura: Just ran into my Deputy Mayor out there. Hope I didn’t keep anybody waiting.

Dante: Oh, no, Sam and I just got here.

Robert: Well, at last we are all assembled — the group that are going to take out Victor Cassadine.

Felicia: Is all this subterfuge really necessary?

Anna: Uh, yes. I mean, we have to be careful that none of Victor’s associates are hanging around, keeping watch on this place. Thankfully, when I spoke with Frisco, he didn’t ask too many questions.

Felicia: He never did.

Anna: On the books, it just says that we’re spending the next few hours being debriefed by the Bureau about all the circumstances surrounding Peter’s death.

Felicia: Transportation bureau’s office looks like it’s going to be closing for the night soon.

Anna: Oh, yeah, you’re right. Can’t waste a moment. We really need to find proof that Luke didn’t die in a random accident — he was murdered.

[ Door opens ]

[ Conversing in German ]

Clerk One: There you are. It’s not like you to be late.

Clerk Two: Ja, ja.

Clerk One: My shift’s over.

Clerk Two: Gut.

Clerk One: I’ll see you in the morning.

Clerk Two: Bis morgen.

Clerk One: Good night.

Clerk Two: Tschuss

[ Door opens ]

[ Felicia crying ]

Anna: Guten abend.

Clerk Two: (Speaking German) We will be closing soon.

Anna: Okay. Um, I’m — I’m so sorry that this is last minute, but, uh, I’m wondering if you could help us with, um, a really important matter.

[ Crying continues ]

Johann: That card is going to allow you to access Drew Cain’s old memories?

Victor: Huh. There’s only one way to find out. I’ll have to lure Drew to some secluded location and then activate the conditioning.

Johann: You tried that before, and it didn’t work out.

Victor: That’s because I was misled by Peter with the wrong tarot card.

Johann: Drew figured out what you were doing. You denied it once. You try that again, there’ll be no denying it.

Victor: You make an excellent point. Oh, it’d be a terrible waste, but if the conditioning of Drew doesn’t work this time, he’ll just have to be eliminated.

Drew: I’m so sorry to hear that your family is suffering, Elizabeth. Do you want to talk about it?

Elizabeth: [ Chuckles ] You don’t need me to unload all my baggage. I’m sure you’ve got enough going on in your life. I mean, Peter took two years from you that you can’t get back.

Drew: Hey, I am always here for you and for your family. I hope you know that.

Elizabeth: Alright. Some really strange things have been happening recently. And they all relate to Franco. At first, I thought it was his mom, but it turns out she was hospitalized at the time, and now, as much as I don’t want to admit it, all signs are starting to point to Jake.

Monica: I am very sorry to hear about you and Elizabeth. I always liked you two as a couple.

Finn: So did I. Maybe someday, but Elizabeth decided now wasn’t the right time to pursue something.

Monica: Well, it’s none of my business, but please know that I always rooted for both of you. I’m very fond of you, and I always had a soft spot for Elizabeth in my heart. I’ve known her since she was a teenager, and she was my daughter Emily’s best friend. And she’s the mother of my grandson, Jake. And my connection to her family goes back even further, because way back in the day, I was married to her father.

Finn: You were married to Jeff Webber?

Monica: Oh, yes. Even though it seems like a lifetime ago.

Finn: Huh.

Monica: But it certainly didn’t end well. Neither of us were faithful. But I know Jeff’s lived a life of service as a doctor to the underserved all around the world. But still, it just breaks my heart that he doesn’t have a relationship with Elizabeth or his grandsons. I always wondered what happened there, but then, I guess you never know what really goes on in families, do you?

Finn: Judging by my own difficult family history, no. No, you don’t.

[ Elevator bell dings ]

Michael: Look, Willow and I are already on the same page regarding Nina.

Willow: I assume this is about Wiley.

Sonny: Yeah, I know you and Nina got into it the other day.

Willow: Is that how Nina described it? Nina thought I didn’t know what happened between the two of you. She tried to exploit my ignorance to get a visit with Wiley, and I made it clear that wasn’t going to happen.

Sonny: Okay, see, that’s the thing. You gotta keep my private life out of this.

Michael: Dad, come on, this isn’t about you. This is about Nina. She lied to us over and over again. We don’t trust her.

Sonny: Do I have to remind you that grandparents have rights in the state of New York and Wiley and Nina are blood family, Michael?

Michael: Yeah, look, Nina has a right to go before a judge and petition for the right to see Wiley, and there’s no guarantee that that petition will work, especially since Willow and I have a right to argue against visitation. Then it’s up to a judge to decide.

Sonny: Okay, what if I can get Nina to back off and not file that motion in court to begin with?

Michael: W-w-why — why would she do that?

Sonny: Because I believe I can convince Nina to not do that, and then we all get what we want.

Ava: Did you fire Martin and hire a different lawyer?

Nina: No, my current plan is to try to avoid going to court.

Ava: How?

Nina: Well… Sonny offered to talk to Michael and Willow, to try to get them to see the wisdom in lowering the temperature on all of this — you know, get them to see that they’re better off not having a court ruling on this matter.

Ava: I see.

Nina: Hey, what — what does that mean?

Ava: Nothing. I… I just don’t want you to have false hope.

Nina: Sonny seems convinced it’s going to work.

Ava: Mmm. Sonny thought a lot of his recent plans were gonna work, though, right?

Nina: Well, it’s not his fault that Carly was combative and unreasonable.

Ava: Carly is always combative and unreasonable. It’s a little late for Sonny to complain about that now. But — but that doesn’t even matter, does it? Because they’re divorced and… Sonny is going to bat for you.

Nina: He is just trying to find an equitable solution.

Ava: Hmm. He’s trying to impress you. I’ve known Sonny for a long time, and the man cannot be without a woman. He’s one of those. And now that Carly is out of the way, y-you have your opening to get in there and get what you want. Right? I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but you do want Sonny. Don’t you?

Felicia: [ Sobbing ]

Anna: There we go. Okay. Yes, you just sit there. Uh, I’m so sorry. Do you, by any chance, speak English? Because my German is a bit rubbish.

Clerk Two: Uh, I’ll do my best.

Anna: Oh, perfect. Thank you. I’m an attorney, and I’m representing the Randolph Forsythe estate.

[ Felicia sobbing loudly ]

Anna: And, um, this is his widow. And Felicia has been led to believe that her late husband was a passenger onboard that cable car that had that tragic accident back in December. Uh, yes. Unfortunately, the investigators were unable to find any evidence to prove that Randolph was indeed onboard. And, you know, as you can imagine, that’s left the estate in flux and…

Felicia: [ Sobbing continues ]

Anna: So, uh, what I was hoping was that maybe we could have a look at the evidence, just to see if we can find some actual proof that he was indeed a passenger.

Clerk Two: Oh, I’m not authorized to let anyone see the records, outside of government officials.

Felicia: I told you that this would be a waste of time! This issue will never end!   [ Loudly sobbing ]

Anna: Herr Forsythe… [ Speaking German ] Mr. Forsythe told my client that he was in Austria, but I have reason to believe he’s alive and ran off with his mistress instead. If my client see proof her husband wasn’t on board, she can move on with her life.

Felicia: [ Sobbing ]

Anna: [ Speaking German ] Please help me give her some closure.

Clerk: But I can’t allow you access to the computers.

Anna: [ Sighs ]

Clerk Two: But… I’ll let you see the hard copies.

Felicia: [ Gasps ] Yes! That will work! Oh, yes! Thank you, kind sir. A thousand thank yous. Yes!

Laura: So Victor took the bait? He thinks he has the tarot card that’s going to activate Drew’s conditioning?

Sam: Yeah. He thinks that Peter had it on him when he died.

Dante: He thinks he’s got the key. He’s going to reach out to Drew.

Robert: Um, bit unorthodox, don’t you think?

Dante: Yeah, I thought so at first, too, but I think it’s going to work.

Laura: Is anyone concerned that he might actually be able to activate Drew?

Dante: Not with that card, but we’re going to be monitoring the situation in real time. And Drew’s aware, he’s in the loop. He knows what’s going on. Hopefully, we get something incriminating out of Victor.

Robert: Children, this is insanely convoluted. You realize that? I mean, it’s clever, but, wsht!

Laura: Well, hopefully, it leads us somewhere, because I still can’t fully understand how these things are connected. If Luke was killed for the Ice Princess diamond, what does that have to do with Drew’s past?

Nina: It’s not as simple as wanting Sonny or not.

Ava: Well, I hope you’re not worried about the fallout from Sonny’s family, ’cause that ship has certainly sailed.

Nina: Yeah, I know that, trust me. No, it’s not about that.

Ava: Then what are you waiting for?

Nina: The Mike that I fell in love with in Nixon Falls is very much who Sonny is now, but recently, I’ve been confronted with a side of Sonny that I… I-I don’t really know.

Ava: What? What? How so?

Nina: Well, I went to his penthouse the other night, and I… Ava, sometimes I just don’t recognize him, and it makes me wonder if I’m just repeating my self-destructive patterns

Sonny: I don’t think that Nina will file a legal motion if you allow her to see Wiley from time to time.

Michael: We don’t want that.

Sonny: [ Sighs ] Didn’t I say, Michael, that Nina and Wiley are blood related? Right? If — if… you get the courts involved, they could rule against you, and then the courts are going to dictate Nina’s visitation time. All you got to do is let her see Wiley from time to time, and you’re going to be dictating the terms.

Michael: Willow and I, we don’t think it’s healthy for Nina to be in Wiley’s life. So what — what do we gain by, uh, playing along?

Willow: I know you have feelings for Nina, but to be perfectly honest, I don’t trust her. Even if Michael and I agree to a compromise, there’s a strong chance Nina will still file a legal claim.

Sonny: You don’t trust her? I trust her.

Michael: See, that — that right there is a problem, because you shouldn’t trust Nina.

Drew: Do you really think Jake is behind the incidents?

Elizabeth: Well, I don’t want to. But you were there when he first came home, after he’d been kidnapped by Helena. There was a darkness about him. And do you remember what happened in my old home, when Sam was trapped in the basement?

Drew: Now, that was an accident, and we proved it. And Jake was able to recover from what happened on Cassadine Island because he had you to help him. He had a family that he could count on. Right? So if Jake is struggling, I know — I know — that you have the strength to help him through that again.

Monica: Jake, what’s going on?

Finn: Do you have an appointment? Does your mom know where you are?

Monica: Jake, talk to me. You know you can tell me anything.

Finn: Monica, do you mind if, um, Jake and I have a moment alone?

Monica: He’s, my grandson.

Finn: No, I realize that, yeah, but, um… there might be some things that, uh, you don’t want to, you know, disclose to your grandmother, you know?

Monica: Okay, Jake, let’s swap spots.

Finn: Where’s your mom? I mean, does she know where you are?

Jake: No. You can’t make me go back there.

Finn: Jake…

[ Door closes ]

Finn: Obviously, something’s bothering you. What’s going on? You don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine. I can…page your mom. She can come down and sort all this out.

Jake: Alright, fine. I’ll talk to you.

Finn: Okay.

Jake: I had an appointment with Dr. Massey. I told her I had to use the bathroom, and then I made a run for it.

Finn: You made a run for it? Okay. So why’d you take off? What was that all about?

Jake: It’s — whatever. Just forget it.

Finn: No, I can’t forget about it. You know, I mean, we’ve got rules here. If you don’t go back to Dr. Massey’s office soon, then she’s gonna call hospital security. I mean, there’s a whole procedure for when a child goes missing.

Jake: I’m not a child.

Finn: I-I realize that. I meant when a minor goes missing. As a matter of fact, I could get fired if I don’t call this in, so unless you can give me a good reason why I don’t take you back…

Jake: I’m not going back there. I’m tired of being accused of setting Franco’s studio on fire.

Elizabeth: Thank you for your support. I needed to hear that.

Drew: Ah.

Elizabeth: Here.

Monica: Elizabeth. Sorry to interrupt you, but I just saw Jake down on the first floor. It seems like he skipped out on his doctor’s appointment.

Elizabeth: What? Oh, I need to go find him.

Monica: No, he’s okay. He’s with Finn. And they wanted, you know, to have their privacy. But, you know, maybe Jake will open up to Finn. But can I ask you something? What is going on with my grandson?

Elizabeth: I made him an appointment with Dr. Massey. He’s going through something.

Monica: Of course, that’s understandable. He’s lost his — his stepfather and his dad all in the same year. That’d be hard for anyone.

Elizabeth: Yeah, um… I think we might also be dealing with some behavioral issues.

Monica: I’m sorry to hear that. Losing Franco and then Jason, it’s just too much.

Michael: You can’t let go of your feelings for Nina. That’s why you trust her. N-not because she’s trustworthy. I mean, come on, she lied to your wife and your kids for almost a year about you being alive. Now, that should be a major red flag, but I don’t understand why it’s not.

Sonny: What you don’t understand is I already confronted that issue, Michael. I’m just trying to take down the temperature here. That’s all.

Willow: I appreciate your intentions. But we are past the point where turning down the temperature will do any good.

Sonny: Alright. Well, you know what? It was a mistake to even come here.

Michael: You’re right, it is, because, once again, you’re choosing Nina’s interests over your family.

Ava: I thought we’d already addressed this. Or are you slipping back into “poor me” territory?

Nina: No.

Ava: You wanted Sonny. You took him. What, you’re gonna have a crisis of conscience about it now?

Nina: It’s not about that, Ava. [ Sighs ] Sonny, he’s just dealing with some issues right now, and I-I think it’s wise for me to just stay away from him until it’s settled.

Ava: Okay. But it’s okay that he goes to bat for you, though? Alright, what — what are these… issues that you’re talking about?

[ Door closes ]

Victor: My dear Ava. Ah! Looking as a ravishing, as always.

Ava: Ah, Uncle Victor, you’re too kind. D-do you know my friend, Nina reeves?

Victor: My wayward son’s ex-wife. Oh, it’s such a shame you and Valentin couldn’t make things work.

Nina: Well, sadly, I couldn’t trust him. I see now where he has inherited that trait.

[ Conversing in German ]

Clerk One: Did you see my phone in the office?

Clerk Two: Ah, ah. Bitte. There are two women inside. An American, and a Brit. I know they’re not authorized, but one of them had family in December’s accident.

Clerk One: Describe them; what do they look like?

Felicia: Okay, so the recordkeeper is still gone. What exactly are we looking for?

Anna: Gosh, I-I-i don’t know, really. Just some kind of inconsistency that can lead us somewhere.

Felicia: Mm.

Anna: You were really hamming it up with the whole grieving widow thing back there.

Felicia: Oh, I’m sorry. I was so nervous. I’m so out of practice with the whole undercover stuff. Was it too much?

Anna: Well, I’m just grateful that you were playing an American, ’cause god knows what you would do with an accent.

Felicia: Oh, stop. You know, since the Floating Rib is gone, maybe I could get back into the PI game. What do you think? That enthusiastic, huh?

Ann: No, I might have found something that can prove that the cable car crash was no accident.

Elizabeth: It’s no wonder he wasn’t ready for me to start dating again.

Monica: I suspect the circumstances surrounding Jason’s death haven’t helped.

Drew: Which means we’re all kind of in a state of flux.

Monica: Elizabeth, do you need me to stick around?

Elizabeth: Oh, no, thank you, but I’m okay. I’m going to be okay.

Drew: I’ll see you at home, okay?

Monica: Take care, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth: Okay. And you don’t need to stick around, either.

Drew: Come on. It’s what family’s for.

Finn: Why do you think Dr. Massey believes you burned down Franco’s art studio?

Jake: You believe it, too. So does my mom. That’s why I had to go see Dr. Massey. I already know the drill. I’ve been in and out of therapy since I was 8 years old. Ever since what happened to me, I… no wonder people think I’m crazy.

Finn: Jake, no one believes that.

Jake: Well, clearly, my mom and Dr. Massey are still thinking I’m disturbed like I was when I was a kid. That’s why she’s asking me all these leading questions, like was I really at a friend’s house the night the studio burned? Or why was I at the library when a picture of my mom showed up at the house?

Finn: Okay, well, maybe there’s another way to look at this. I mean… people are acknowledging that you’ve been through a lot this past year. You were close with Franco. And not only did you lose him, but you lost your dad as well.

Jake: My mom lost Franco, too. So why would I want to torture her like that? I want her to be happy.

Finn: Even if it means she’s maybe moving on from Franco?

Dante: Could we, you know, maybe be complicating this in a certain way? I mean, look, the Ice Princess is worth the GDP of a small country. Maybe Victor’s literally just after the money.

Sam: I mean, it certainly motivates a lot of people, but…

Robert: Laura and I dealt with Victor back in the day. [ Scoffs ] The guy’s a playboy.

Laura: [ Chuckles ] Uh, yeah. He was that. He liked the finer things in life. I would say that he was mostly motivated by lust and greed. Although, you know, lately, I have noticed that he seems to like to play God. The Ice Princess diamond, Luke’s death, and… something that Drew’s supposed to remember. They add up to something.

Eileen: Mayor Collins? Is there something going on that I should know about?

Ava: Nina, you’re talking to a member of my family.

Victor: Oh, that’s all right. There’s really no escaping my less-than-reputable past, which is why I intend to make amends in the future by giving back to the world.

Nina: Through what, charity?

Victor: Something like that.

Nina: For Valentin’s sake, I hope that’s the truth.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Victor: Oh, excuse me. I’m afraid I have to take this. Uh… [ Ringing continues ] I’ll see you soon, my dear Ava.

Ava: Yes, indeed. I so look forward to it.

Nina: What the hell was all that about?

Felicia: You have my full attention. What did you find?

Anna: Okay, so this is the schedule of the day of the accident. Okay, and now, the cable car in question was supposed to leave the dock, right here, at 9:15 A.M., But it didn’t actually leave until 9:27 A.M.

Felicia: Well, that’s not unusual, right? I mean, delays happen all the time with public transportation. Subways usually have a schedule, but everyone knows they bear little resemblance to reality.

Anna: Right, but this is Austria, okay, and that’s a 12-minute delay, and it should be noted in the records, but it isn’t. There’s nothing here. There’s no engine trouble. There’s no weather issues, no staffing issues.

Felicia: Maybe the car was deliberately held back until Luke arrived to ensure he was on it.

Anna: That’s what I’m thinking. And as we both know, Luke spencer was never punctual a day in his life, so it’s as good a theory as any.

Victor: [ Speaking to Clerk One ] Yes, Kurt. What do you want?

Kurt: We have a situation. There are two women in the records room looking for information about the crash.

Victor: Two women, you say? By any chance, is one of them an American blonde, and the other a British brunette?

Kurt: That’s exactly how my colleague described them. Do you know who they are?

Victor: Yeah, I’m afraid I do. The Brit is a senior WSB agent. I knew she was in the area. I just wasn’t aware she was there to investigate the crash.

Kurt: She’s in the records room right now. I was working inspection the day of the crash. She could uncover the truth.

Victor: Yeah, well, she won’t, will she? Because you’re going to handle it. How? By any means necessary.

Anna: Okay, I’m going to review the rest of these records, starting with trying to find who was inspecting the cable cars that morning. And then I’m gonna photograph the pertinent ones so that I can have a look at them when we’re back home.

Felicia: Mm. Sounds like it’s going to take some time. We’re going to need to make sure that nice man doesn’t come back here anytime soon. Maybe I can charm him into going on a coffee run to buy some time.

Anna: Okay, thank you.

Felicia: Mm-hmm.

Anna: Um, you know what? Just take it easy with the whole handkerchief thing.

Laura: Eileen. I’m just, uh, catching up with my friends, that’s all.

Eileen: A senior detective on the PCPD and the district attorney?

Dante: Whoa, whoa. Laura was my mother-in-law, and I still consider her like family.

Robert: Laura and I, we go back decades.

[ Ashby chuckles ]

Eileen: You all can say whatever you want, but the mayor’s official duties and calendar is a matter of public record. [ Sighs ] Frankly, this isn’t the first time I’ve caught you in a white lie like this.

Laura: Eileen! I-I think there’s been a misunderstanding. I mean, surely I’m entitled to a social life, right? To spend time with my friends?

Eileen: I still have some more questions.

Laura: Do I have to remind you that you work for me and not the other way around?

Eileen: I know that you are my boss, but the Government Oversight Committee has been breathing down this office’s neck ever since former Mayor Lomax resigned in disgrace. If there is any discrepancy on your public schedule, you need to correct it. Let your constituents know you’re meeting with other public officials, personal matter or not.

Laura: I can’t do that.

Eileen: Why not?

Sonny: That’s not what’s happening here, Michael. I’ve never chosen Nina over my family.

Michael: So then why didn’t you just tell us the truth about what happened in Nixon Falls? Or why — why — why didn’t you warn me that you weren’t going to testify against Nina, that you wanted to protect her from the consequences of what she did?

Sonny: Okay, I’m gonna give it to you straight, because you like to hear one side.

Michael: Okay.

Sonny: When I came home from Nixon Falls… I found my wife had married my best friend. I had to wrap my head around that. And then my best friend, Jason, dies, and just like you thought that you had lost me, I was trying to keep my family together and not make a-a bad situation worse. Yes, it didn’t work out the way I hoped. I wanted to tell you and the whole family the truth on my terms. Didn’t happen. You got to remember something. I’m your father. I’m always going to do what’s best for you, and that’s what I’m trying to do right now. Don’t you ever forget that.

Elizabeth: I really do appreciate you looking out for me and my family, but I can handle whatever’s going on with Jake.

Drew: I have no doubt about that. I’m just saying that, maybe while you’re taking care of the boys, I can look out for you.

Elizabeth: I just wish I had caught on to Jake’s behavior sooner. You know, I was so focused on figuring out if I was ready to date. I don’t — I don’t think I paid enough attention to my boys’ feelings.

Drew: No, Elizabeth, I know you. I know that you always put your boys first. I’m sure that you came to a decision that was very well-informed that the boys were ready.

Elizabeth: Mm, you might be giving me too much credit. Not possible. I’m as susceptible to tunnel vision as anyone else. I only see what I want. You’re a perfect example.

Drew: Me?

Elizabeth: I believed you were Jason, and I didn’t tell anyone.

Drew: That was ancient history, Elizabeth. You were in a bad emotional place at the time, a-and you came out the other side, which is why I know for sure that you’ve got the strength to help Jake through whatever’s going on with him. If that’s even what’s really happening.

Jake: You actually think I did all those things just because I didn’t like you dating my mom? I already told you I was okay with that. As long as you’re good to my mom, we have no problems.

Finn: I believe you, Jake. I really do. But, you know, the — the police, they, uh, told your mom that whoever put the painting in the living room, they didn’t break in, you know? They had access to the brownstone. And it’s not like anyone actually saw you in the library that morning. Unless there’s some other reason you don’t want to tell anyone what you were really doing that day.

Ava: I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about.

Nina: Are you kidding me? That charm offense that you were giving Valentin’s father? Ew! I mean, what was going on there? And do not tell me nothing, ’cause, clearly, you have something up your sleeve.

Ava: Mm. It’s just that the Cassadines are a complicated bunch, and it’s best for everybody if we all get along.

Nina: Is that your polite way of saying that I should just butt out?

Ava: Emphasis on polite. Just like I will butt out of your relationship with Sonny. But not before telling you that I know that Sonny is advocating for you with Willow and Michael because he’s in love with you.

Nina: Well, I’m not sure I want that on my conscience.

Michael: You want to do what’s best for me? Then respect the decision that Willow and I have made for our son.

Sonny: Why would you want to use your son to punish Nina?

Willow: This is not about punishing Nina. This is about what’s appropriate for Wiley. You’re an adult, Sonny. If Nina lies to you or twists the facts, you can handle it — or not. But Wiley is a child, and Nina’s already confused him enough.

Monica: Sonny. This is certainly a surprise.

Sonny: Hi, Monica. I was just — I was just leaving.

Monica: Well, since you’re here, uh, there’s something you should know. All three of you. I was doing some serious thinking on my way home about the ambiguity surrounding Jason’s death. This is not good, for his children to be living inside this limbo. I’m going to petition the court to have Jason legally declared dead.

Jake: I better get back to Dr. Massey. I don’t want to get you in trouble.

Finn: No, don’t worry about me. This is about you. Can someone actually corroborate what you were doing that morning?

Jake: Forget it.

Finn: No, I’m not going to forget it. Come on, Jake. Tell me the truth.

Jake: I can’t tell you!

Finn: Why? Why can’t you tell me the truth?

Jake: If my mom finds out what I did, she’ll never forgive me.

Elizabeth: Thanks for the pep talk.

Drew: My shoulder is at your service whenever you need it.

Elizabeth: Mm.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Drew: Showtime.

Eileen: I’m liable for having seen you. I can’t pretend that I didn’t.

Laura: I’m sorry, Eileen. I didn’t realize that I might be putting you in a difficult position. I can’t tell you everything, but, uh, you are my deputy, so I — I guess you do deserve to know something about what’s going on with me.

Robert: Uh, Luara? You sure?

Laura: It’s going to be all right. I have reason to believe that my ex-husband Luke spencer may have been murdered.

Eileen: What?!

Laura: I am working on this in my own time. This is my lunch hour. Now, I have just taken a big step in trusting you. I’m asking you to do the same for me. Can you give me the space I need to work on this situation? Because it needs to be kept separate from our office. Can you do that?

Eileen: Yes. Understood. We can touch base later.

Laura: Thank you, Eileen. Now, where were we?

Drew: What do you want, Victor?

Victor: Mr. Cain. I’m sorry, we seem to have got off on the wrong foot.

Drew: Yeah, two years in a cell, that’s a pretty bad start.

Victor: Yeah, well, Peter was responsible. Peter’s dead. But I’m calling you on a different matter entirely. But it’s important we meet in person.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Elizabeth (to Jake): The only way to fix that is by telling me the truth.

Portia (to Trina): I have some exiting news.

Victor (on phone): That would be a very foolish mistake.

Cameron (to Josslynn): Maybe we shouldn’t hang out in public together.

Esme (to Spencer): Who else could have possibly done this?

Carly (to Drew): There’s no proof, but there will be.

[ Gunshot ]

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