GH Transcript Monday, March 21, 2022

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Carly: Hello. Willow? Hello? Willow, are you there?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Carly: Hey, Diane, what’s up?

Diane: I’m at the PCPD. Michael’s been arrested.

Carly: What?

Diane: He punched a reporter in front of commissioner Ashford.

Carly: Oh, why?

Diane: Well, apparently, said reporter was asking some not-so-polite questions about Josslyn’s leaked video.

Carly: [ Sighs ] I’m on my way.

Sonny: Hey, Shawn.

Shawn: Hey, Sonny. How you doing, man?

Sonny: What’s going on?

Shawn: [ Chuckles ] Hey.

Sonny: I was, uh — I wa– Olivia sent me some dinner, and I was just going to, you know, thank her.

Shawn: Well, I’m just meeting, uh, TJ, Molly, and Jordan. Have a seat.

Sonny: Okay.

Shawn: Of course, they’re off saving the world, and I’m the first one here, so…

Sonny: Don’t sell yourself short. You turned The Invader from a scandal rag to a legitimate publication.

Shawn: [ Chuckles ]

Sonny: So, Kristina says that you hired Alexis?

Shawn: That I did.

Sonny: Make a good team?

Shawn: Yes, I thought so.

Alexis: [ Sighs ]

[ Monitor beeps ]

[ Knock on door ]

Smoltz: Good. You’re still here.

Alexis: You know, it’s customary to ask, “Is this a good time?” And, by the way, the answer would be no, Smoltz. So why don’t you come back tomorrow morning? Better yet, e-mail me.

Smoltz: Sorry, this is too good. I’ve got a story that is perfect for The Invader, trust me. You’re not going to want to miss out.

Diane: I spoke to Carly. She should be here soon.

Michael: She should be focused on Joss, not me.

Diane: I am doing everything I can to get justice for your sister. Just so you know, this doesn’t help.

Michael: I know.

Diane: Unfortunately, because of the time, you’re probably going to be arraigned tomorrow. So unless this Smoltz decides to drop the charges, you are in here for the night.

Michael: Well, wouldn’t be the first time.

Diane: You sound exactly like Jason.

Michael: How many times you been through this drill with him?

Diane: [ Chuckles ] Well, I’d have to check my records, but we were in the triple digits.

Michael: Well, you know what? You always found a way to make him walk in the end, though.

Diane: Yes, but to the best of my recollection, Jason never punched a reporter in front of the police commissioner.

Jordan: Mr. Corinthos, you’ll be transferred to holding soon.

Michael: Can I ask you a question?

Jordan: Sure.

Michael: What are you doing to catch the bastard who ruined my sister’s life?

Harmony: Phyllis, it’s good to see you again. I had no idea you were in Port Charles.

Phyllis: It’s a relatively new development.

Nina: I forgot that you used to go by the name Lorraine.

Harmony: Another lifetime.

Nina: So, um, get a chair. Join us? How do you guys know each other?

Phyllis: We worked together in New York City. Well, technically not with each other. She cared for another patient in the same building where I cared for you.

Harmony: Nina was your patient? You were such a stickler for privacy, I never knew.

Phyllis: So how do you know Nina?

Nina: Well, Harmony is Willow’s mother. You know, Willow, right?

Phyllis: Of course, she adopted Wiley. What a small world.

TJ: Hey! Willow. Willow. Can you hear me?

TJ: You’re still with us. Come on. Come on, wake up. Willow. Willow. Hey. Hey, can you talk to me? It’s Dr. Ashford.

Willow: TJ?

TJ: Do you remember anything? Here.

Willow: Uh, no. No, it’s all fuzzy.

TJ: Okay, can you follow the light? Good. You look alright, but I’m still admitting you.

Willow: No.

TJ: Yes. Can I call someone for you?

Willow: My mom. You can call my mom.

TJ: Okay.

Nina: So how was your visit with Lenny’s friend?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Phyllis: It was nice. Always good to hear old stories.

[ Both chuckle ]

Nina: Yeah, it is. I bet.

Harmony: Excuse me. Hi, honey.

TJ: This is Dr. Ashford at general hospital. Your daughter fainted on site. I’ll be admitting her.

Harmony: Oh, my god. Okay, okay, thank you. I’ll be right there. Uh, I’m so sorry, but I have to go.

Nina: Um, Harmony, is everything okay?

Harmony: I’ll think about what you proposed and let you know.

Phyllis: Uh…

[ Door closes ]

Diane: Will you let me handle this, please? Well?

Jordan: You know how this works, Diane. I can’t disclose details of an ongoing investigation.

Diane: Ah, so there is an investigation.

Michael: She’s my sister, Commissioner.

Jordan: I only recently learned about this. Soon as we get something more concrete, I’ll let Josslyn know.

Carly: Hey. Hi. Are you okay?

Michael: Yeah, yeah, I’m fine. How’s Josslyn?

Carly: She’s hanging in there. Look, I got a weird phone call from Willow. Does she know you’re here?

Michael: Yeah, she was there when the whole thing happened.

Carly: I guess I’ll just text her.

Michael: Why didn’t you tell me about Joss?

Carly: I was going to. I didn’t have a chance.

Michael: I’m afraid that reporter’s going to make things worse for her.

Carly: Well, who the hell is this guy?

Jordan: Freelance. He’s written several articles for The Invader.

Carly: Pre- or post-Shawn?

Jordan: Pre.

Carly: Well, that’s good. Maybe Alexis will be able to shut it down. Diane, can you please take care of him?

Diane: Of course.

Carly: Thank you. I love you.

Michael: Love you.

Carly: Alright. Excuse me.

[ Door opens, closes ]

TJ: Willow passed out.

Willow: I’m — I’m fine.

Epiphany: We will let a doctor be a judge of that.

TJ: I texted Dr. Nelson that I was bringing her down to admit her.

Epiphany: Okay, well, I will put her in an exam room and check her vitals while we wait.

Willow: [ Sighs ] I need to know how Michael is doing. Wait, do you have my phone?

TJ: Yeah.

Willow: Thank you. He’s being held at the PCPD overnight? Oh, my God.

Epiphany: There is nothing that you can do for Michael if you’re not well.

Willow: But this is serious.

Epiphany: So is this. Now, what would you tell one of your patients, hmm?

Willow: I would advocate for them to take care of themselves first.

Epiphany: Good answer. Now, let’s go do just that.

Willow: [ Sighs ] Thank you for everything, really.

TJ: Of course. Keep me updated? Thanks.

Alexis: Well, like I’ve said, The Invader is not a tabloid, so if this is another one of your gossipy pitches, you can save us both the trouble.

Smoltz: I took your notes from our last meeting. This story checks all the boxes for the paper’s new mission. I even got this for my troubles. Yeah, that’s how much I believe in it.

Alexis: Okay, go ahead. Let’s hear it.

Smoltz: First off, it’s got a hot-button social-justice angle — nonconsensual pornography, aka revenge porn. A video was sent out to the entire student body at PCU, even played on a projector in a classroom.

Alexis: Hopefully, by accident.

Smoltz: So, from there, we’ve also got cyber bullying and technology run amok. Then there’s the whole criminal aspect.

Alexis: Yeah, I know, Smoltz, yeah. Revenge porn has been illegal in New York state since 2019.

Smoltz: Correctamundo. And the cherry on top? It involves a very influential mob family.

Alexis: Ah, there it is. Drifting to the salacious territory. So do you have any facts to back up your claims this time?

Smoltz: Yeah. Michael Corinthos clocked me in the face when I tried to interview him.

Alexis: Oh, that influential mob family. Yeah. And one of the victims in this story is his sister, Josslyn Jacks.

Sonny: Is there a problem with Alexis?

Shawn: No. The Invader’s a huge success because of her. I just meant she really doesn’t need me to run it anymore. I acquired the West Coast newspapers to expand The Invader’s reach, and I leave tomorrow for San Francisco to get everything started.

Sonny: Look at you. Bona fide media mogul.

Shawn: Ah, I’m just a man who wanted a fresh start.

Sonny: Well, you got it. And you know what? Doesn’t happen for everyone.

Shawn: I heard about the divorce. I’m sorry.

Sonny: Yeah, so am I.

Shawn: How’s the rest of the family doing?

Sonny: Oh, look who it is, the power couple.

Molly: Hi, Uncle Sonny.

Sonny: [ Chuckles ]

Molly: Hi.

TJ: It’s good to see you.

Sonny:  Yeah, you, too.

TJ: Did my dad tell you about his expanding media empire?

Sonny: Yeah, at length, actually.

[ Laughter ]

Shawn: Okay, okay, hold on. I’m supposed to be bragging about you, out there saving lives. Look at you.

Molly: Oh, well, just another day, right, babe?

TJ: Bragging rights go both ways.

Molly: Hey, can you join us for dinner?

Sonny: No, no. I was just, uh — just going to pick up — whatever. It doesn’t matter. Listen, have a — have a great time in San Francisco.

Shawn: Right.

Sonny: Enjoy your family.

Shawn: Thank you, my friend.

[ Cellphone rings ]

Sonny: Officer Bentley, what can I do for you? Whoa, whoa, wait. What about Michael?

Alexis: Are you sure it’s Joss in the video?

Smoltz: With her boyfriend, Cameron Webber.

Alexis: They must be horrified.

Smoltz: So what do you say?

Alexis: I admit it’s better than the other stories that you’ve pitched me. But if you’re really in line with the new direction that The Invader is taking, why did Michael clock you?

Smoltz: I may have raised the possibility that his sister and her boyfriend put up the video themselves.

Alexis: You provoked the victim’s family by sensationalizing the story? Do you see, Smoltz? Do you see why I would doubt your ability to report with accuracy?

Smoltz: [ Sighs ] Cards on the table?

Alexis: Please. I want the distinction of an Invader byline. It’s held in high regard now. In return, you get a piece on a hot-button issue featuring a hot-button family. You know as well as I do the Corinthos name sells. So do we have a deal?

Carly: I’d think twice about that.

Epiphany: [ Sighs ] Your B.P. Is low, and your respirations are shallow and rapid.

Willow: Well, I’m — I’m stressed about Michael and Josslyn. That’s — that’s understandable, isn’t it?

Epiphany: Have you eaten today? Mm-hmm. You don’t have to be a nurse to know that stress and lack of nutrition is a bad combination. You need to take better care of yourself. Our patients do not need our nurses collapsing on them.

Willow: I know, I know. [ Sighs ] I am so embarrassed.

Epiphany: We’ve all been there. [ Chuckles ] [ Sighs ] I remember when I was a student nurse.    [ Chuckles] I once drank so much coffee, trying to stay awake during clinicals that I spent half my shift doubled over in pain in the break room. Worst stomach ache of my life. [ Laughs ]

Willow: I can’t even imagine that. You’re such an amazing nurse.

Epiphany: Sucking up to me is not going to get a doctor in here any faster.

[ Both chuckle ]

Epiphany: I’m good at my job. I love what I do.

Willow: I really love it, too. Which surprised me. When I was teaching, I never thought I’d do anything else. Did you always want to be a nurse?

Epiphany: Hm. No, actually. But, uh, nursing’s been good to me. I love caring for patients. It brings me joy.

Michael: [ Sighs ] What are you doing here?

Sonny: I heard you were arrested. You alright?

Michael: I’m fine.

Sonny: Diane, can you get him out of here?

Diane: Well, that’s the plan, but he’ll be spending the night here unless I can work some magic with the D.A. So wish me luck.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Sonny: What happened?

Michael: Doesn’t concern you.

Sonny: I know you’re upset, but I can help you.

Michael: I don’t want your help. I don’t need anything from you. Is that — is that clear enough?

Sonny: Alright, listen to me. I know we’ve had our differences lately.

Michael: Differences? Is that what you call it?

Sonny: But you’re my son. I love you. Jordan giving you a hard time? Just tell me if she is.

Michael: She’s just doing her job. Look, I punched a reporter in the face right in front of her. She had no choice but to bring me in.

Sonny: Was it self-defense?

Michael: He was getting in my face about Josslyn, so I just —

Sonny: What’s going on with Josslyn?

Michael: I told you, it doesn’t concern you.

Sonny: No, if it concerns Josslyn, it concerns me.

Michael: Really? See, I didn’t think you cared about anything these days except for Nina.

Sonny: Okay, leave my personal life out of it. My family comes first. You know that.

Michael: No, no, dad, Nina comes first for you. And just for the record, Josslyn isn’t your family anymore.

Nina: When Willow made it perfectly clear that she and Michael would not allow me to see Wiley, I figured it was time for me to get proactive. Thank you. So I threatened to sue for visitation rights.

Phyllis: I don’t blame you, but I wish a court battle could be avoided.

Nina: Thank you. Yeah, you and me both. I don’t want to put Wiley through that. Besides, Michael has proven that he is not above dirty tricks. I mean, who’s to say he’s not going to pull something again and get that judge to rule against me?

Phyllis: So what’s next?

Nina: Yeah, well, I thought I was going to talk to Harmony, which I did, and convince her to at least talk to Willow. And then maybe Willow could talk to Michael and convince him to let me be part of Wiley’s life.

Phyllis: Without getting the courts involved. Do you think she would do that?

Nina: I don’t know. You know, originally I thought, “yeah, she’s on board,” but you just saw right now she seemed pretty noncommittal, didn’t she?

Phyllis: I’m sure she just needs some time to think. When she does, she’ll realize that Wiley needs all of his grandmothers in his life.

Nina: Yeah. If only Michael and Willow would realize that, too.

Harmony: Thank you. What happened?

Willow: Uh, Michael was arrested.

Harmony: What? Why?

Willow: I’ll explain later. And I was too busy to eat today, so between that and the stress, I guess I passed out.

Harmony: I was so worried, terrified I’d lose you after we worked so hard to find our way back.

Willow: Mom, you’re — you’re — you’re not going to lose me.

Harmony: Good. Because I love you, and I’m so grateful that you’re in my life.

Willow: I love you too, mom.

Harmony: What did the doctor say?

Willow: I haven’t, um, seen one yet.

Harmony: Then I’m going to track one down.

Willow: Mom.

Harmony: Excuse me. Why hasn’t my daughter been seen?

Epiphany: And your daughter is…?

Harmony: Willow Tait. This is unacceptable.

Epiphany: We have a lot of patients tonight, and the doctors need to prioritize who they believe needs urgent care first.

Harmony: Willow fainted. How is that not urgent? Is there someone who can move her up on the list?

Epiphany: Not above me. I’m the head nurse.

Harmony: That’s perfect. You must have some decision- making power around here.

Epiphany: [ Sighs ] You’re a mother worried about her child. And for that reason and that reason only, I’m willing to make allowances, but you’re about to reach your limit.

Harmony: Please. My daughter has run herself ragged for your nursing program. There must be something you can do.

Shawn: So what are we thinking?

Molly: I can’t decide between the tagliatelle and the sea bass.

TJ: Okay, uh, you get one, I’ll get the other, and we share.

Molly: Have I told you lately that you are brilliant?

Shawn: [ Chuckles ]

TJ: Uh, not today.

Molly: Oh, well, you’re brilliant.

[ Laughs ]

TJ: Thank you, baby.

Jordan: Hello.

Molly: Hi.

TJ: Hey.

Shawn: Aw, it is so good to have you home.

Jordan: Aw, good to see you, too.

Shawn: How you feel?

Jordan: Never better.

Shawn: Mm, mm. Well, you have been missed.

Jordan: Really? ‘Cause I’m trying not to take it personally that you’re leaving for San Francisco right when I get back.

TJ: Yeah, Dad, what’s up with that?

Shawn: Just a business trip.

Jordan: Mm-hmm.

Shawn: Mm-hmm.

TJ: A long business trip.

Shawn: Come on, now, you can’t rush this type of thing. I have to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Jordan: Okay, where’s my hug?

TJ: Yep.

[ Jordan and Molly chuckle ]

Molly: Okay, okay, my turn. Do you think you can stand one more?

Jordan: Always.

Molly: [ Giggles ]

Jordan: I hear you’re doing great things at the D.A.’S office.

Molly: Yeah.

Jordan: I’m excited we get to work together.

Molly: I know. Me, too. I mean, don’t get me wrong, Mac is great, but everyone is so excited that you’re back.

Jordan: Mm, it’s almost like I never left.

Molly: Yeah.

Jordan: Except for this one skipping town on me.

[ Chuckles ]

Jordan: Hurry home, will you?

Shawn: I’ll do my best.

Carly: Let me guess. This is the so-called journalist trying to profit off of my daughter’s pain.

Smoltz: Mrs. Corinthos. I had the pleasure of meeting your son earlier. Or more specifically, his fist. How’s he doing in lockup?

Carly: He’s doing great, thanks. Which is more than you’re going to be able to say after my attorney files suit and sues you for every dime you’ve ever made.

Alexis: Alright, that’s enough of an introduction for now. Get out, Smoltz. Now.

Smoltz: Have a good evening, ladies.

Alexis: Out, out. I’m sorry for what Joss is going through.

Carly: If you mean that, you will not publish this story.

Alexis: I think that would be a mistake.

Carly: Are you kidding me? You’re such a hypocrite. I mean, the great defender of all wronged people everywhere. Yet when my daughter is violated, you just want to exploit it. Come on, Alexis, what if it was one of your girls?

Alexis: I’d be livid. But it’s because of my daughters that I think The Invader should run the story.

Carly: What?

Alexis: What Joss and Cameron, what they’re going through is terrible, but let’s be real. In situations like this, it’s usually the woman that bears the brunt.

Carly: Josslyn’s life is falling apart.

Alexis: It’s a big story, Carly, and it’s just a matter of time before someone else picks it up. But if The Invader runs it first, we can frame the narrative. I can make sure that it’s handled respectfully, I can be sensitive to what the kids are going through, focus on the fact that this is misogyny in the modern world and delve into the issues of consent and privacy in the digital age.

Carly: So if you run the article, then you get to shape the perspective moving forward.

Alexis: Let me put it this way. If someone else runs the article, it will be trashy in comparison. Now, I don’t have to mention Joss’ or Cameron’s name if they don’t want me to, but I could also provide them with the opportunity to speak about their experience, both shared and personal. It would be entirely up to them.

Carly: [ Sighs ]

Shawn: [ Chuckles ]

TJ: Why do women always go to the bathroom together?

Shawn: One of the world’s greatest mysteries.

TJ: Right.

[ Both chuckle ]

Shawn: Hey, you and Molly still on board to keep an eye on Alexis while I’m gone?

TJ: Yeah, of course. Have there been any developments with Harmony?

Shawn: Nothing more since we last spoke about it.

TJ: Which means you’re still worried. Have you considered talking to Alexis?

Shawn:  I did. Let’s just say she doesn’t share my concerns. I know Alexis is a strong woman and more than capable of making her own choices, but I also know how big that heart of hers is. I hate to see someone use it against her. I’m not a fan of someone taking advantage of my friends.

TJ: Just… just friends?

Shawn: Yeah.

TJ: How do you feel about that?

Shawn: You can’t keep living in past. You know, time to move on.

Nina: When I found out that Nelle was my daughter, after she already passed, I was devastated.

Phyllis: I remember.

Nina: The only thing that hurt more was waking up from my coma to… to learn that my baby was gone.

Phyllis: I can’t begin to express my regret for the part I played in separating you and your little girl.

Nina: No, it’s not your fault. It was all my mother’s fault. Besides, if it wasn’t for you, I never would have known about the half-heart necklace.

Phyllis: I wonder if that would’ve been best.

Nina: I’m glad I have closure. Even though it hurts.

Phyllis: Well, I’ll never get over the guilt.

Nina: You were honest with me. Unlike Carly. No, it doesn’t — it doesn’t excuse all the mistakes that I have made, believe me, and I’ve made plenty of them, like when I told Wiley that Willow was not his real mom. I shouldn’t have done that, but I was just desperately trying to have some kind of connection with Nelle. I was panicked, thinking that she was going to be erased.

Phyllis: Wiley was your only tie to your daughter.

Nina: And then when Michael was trying to sever that tie, well, we all know how that turned out.

Phyllis: Mm. Not well.

Nina: And because of that, I may have lost my grandson forever.

Harmony: Are you still feeling lightheaded? Any dizziness?

Willow: Truthfully, I’m — I’m starving. Do you think you could grab me a sandwich from the cafeteria?

Harmony: Of course. Do you care what kind?

Willow: Turkey, if they have it.

Harmony: Yeah. Be right back.

[ Door closes ]

Epiphany: Thank you.

Willow: [ Sighs ] She means well.

Epiphany: I’m sure she does.

Dr. Nelson: Nurse Johnson… …what exactly is going on here?

Sonny: Josslyn will always be my daughter. I don’t care if I’m with Carly or not.

Michael: Right. And you want Josslyn to rely on you, right?

Sonny: Of course I do. Why wouldn’t I, Michael?

Michael: Well, um, why the hell would she when you prioritized Nina?

Sonny: Oh, that’s not what happened. How many times do I got to —

Michael: That’s exactly what happened. Look, dad, you claim to be a family man, right? But a family man wouldn’t sabotage his wife and kids to protect the woman who blew their lives apart.

Sonny: You done?! What do you want from me?!

Carly: I hate that Josslyn even has to weigh this decision.

Alexis: So do I.

Carly: It’s beyond humiliating. She’s being harassed online.

Alexis: I’m truly sorry, Carly.

Carly: Well, the effects of this are devastating, and I keep telling Josslyn that it’s going to pass. And it will. I know that. But —

Alexis: But it will be some time.

Carly: [ Sighs ] I don’t want things to get worse for her. Do you understand that?

Alexis: I’m on Joss’ side — and yours. If you don’t want me to do the story, then I won’t. But somebody will. And wouldn’t it be better if Joss had some say over how that was done?

Carly: She and Cam are just starting out their lives as adults. I mean, to be dealt this hand…

Alexis: You never know. Joss might find talking about this experience to be empowering.

Carly: If she doesn’t want it published?

Alexis: Then I won’t.

Carly: It’s her call. I’m going to talk to Josslyn, and I will let you know.

Alexis: Just be warned, there’s not a lot of time.

Carly: [ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

TJ: Should we do this?

Molly: Definitely.

Jordan: Okay.

Shawn: Okay, what do you think that’s about?

Jordan: Maybe they’re just so hopelessly in love, they couldn’t wait another minute to be alone together.

Shawn: Well, knowing those two, I wouldn’t rule it out.

Jordan:  It’s amazing, isn’t it? Still crazy in love after almost 10 years together.

Shawn: Yeah. They’re a perfect fit.

Jordan: Maybe not getting married is the answer. Next time, I’ll try a domestic partnership, see if that works out any better.

Shawn: Well, with all the mistakes we both made, with all the regrets we’ll always have, there’s one brilliant consolation. We have a son, and he is thriving.

Jordan: Thriving’s not even an adequate word, is it?

Shawn: [ Chuckles ] Right. Uh, okay, what is this?

Jordan: What is this?

TJ: Tonight is a celebration of family. My mom is back and healthier than ever.

Shawn: Yeah, she is.

TJ: And, dad — thank you — I will miss you while you’re gone, but I am so proud of all the good you’re doing. To my parents.

Shawn: To family.

Jordan: To family.

TJ: To family.

Molly: To family. Aww.

Dr. Nelson: Can we speak privately?

Epiphany: Of course. Dr nelson, Dr. Ashford and I have been in touch with you about this patient, who just happens to be one of our nursing students.

Dr. Nelson: So she gets special treatment. Is that it?

Epiphany: She’s been waiting for quite a while.

Dr. Nelson: Because you’re busy, nurse Johnson. Patients are seen based on the severity of their condition.

Epiphany: I’m aware.

Dr. Nelson: Then you’re also aware that Ms. Tait was stable, putting her further down the list.

Epiphany: She only needed an I.V. of saline and electrolytes. You would have written it up, you would have signed off, I would have set it up. So I skipped a step. It’s not like I haven’t done this before.

Epiphany: That’s not the point. You stepped outside the chain of command, and you took it upon yourself to treat a patient. These protocols are in place for a reason.

Epiphany: I understand.

Dr. Nelson: We’ll finish this discussion later. How are you feeling, Ms. Tait?

Willow: Much better, thank you.

Epiphany: Dr. Ashford examined her upstairs. He’s filled me in. It’s all in her chart.

Dr. Nelson: Well, since you’ve already began treatment, I’ll let you finish it.

Willow: I am so sorry. I did not mean to get you in trouble.

Epiphany: No, it’s okay. [ Sighs ] Honestly, you would think that after 20 years, he would have a little more trust in my judgment. I have been working as a nurse for 20 years. Longer than some of these — no, most of these doctors, and I still have to defer to their judgment.

Willow: That must be so frustrating.

Epiphany: I just wish that I had a more active role in patient-care decisions.

Willow: So why don’t you get a job where you will?

Epiphany: [ Chuckles ] I’ve been a nurse for so long, I honestly don’t think I could do anything else.

Willow: I felt the same way about teaching, remember? But then I realized I was ready for a change. Maybe you are, too.

Phyllis: I know it feels bleak.

Nina: It’s the bleakest.

Phyllis: But people are capable of forgiveness.

Nina: Yeah, and Willow, she’s very forgiving. When we first met, we had our issues, but we got past them, and we’ve had some really touching moments with each other since then. I just don’t understand why Willow can’t see that Wiley is my only link to my daughter.

Phyllis: It’s a difficult situation. Maybe Harmony is the answer…

Nina: Well —

Phyllis…the bridge between all of you.

Nina: I don’t know. My gut is saying that she’s going to choose to stay in her daughter’s good graces over helping me.

Phyllis: Well, you never know. [ Sighs ] If Harmony loves Wiley… …maybe she’ll see the wisdom in having you be a part of his life.

Nina: Yeah. From your lips to… …Harmony’s ears.

Phyllis: What’s this now?

Nina: Well, you knew her back in the old New York days. You know, you could talk to her, convince her to put in a good word for me?

Phyllis: We were acquaintances over 20 years ago. I don’t hold any sway with that woman.

Nina: But you have more sway than I do. Come on, Phyllis. Everyone listens to you. Everybody. You know that’s true. Please.

Phyllis: This is a family-custody matter. I don’t feel comfortable taking sides. However, I’ll be willing to talk to Harmony and tell her about the Nina I know and love. She can then come to an informed decision on her own.

Nina: Yes! Thank you.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ]

Sonny: [ Sighs ] You know what? I’m not going to have Nina used against me anymore. You understand?

Michael: No, I’ll never understand.

Sonny: Well, how many times we going to do this? I was trying to keep the peace. What’d you want me to do, attack Nina? You think that would have helped?

Michael: [ Chuckles ]

Sonny:  No, I’m ask–

Michael: Right, right, right. This coming from you, the gold standard in payback. Now you want bygones to be bygones. Do you understand why I don’t want Nina in Wiley’s life? It’s because she’s unbalanced. She does horrible, hateful things and then claims she doesn’t mean them. Who does that sound like to you? Right. Nelle.

Sonny: Oh, so Nina is now poisoning people? Is that — is that — is that what’s happening?

Michael: Maybe. We don’t know.

Sonny: Really? Really, Michael? Is that what she’s doing?

Michael:  Close enough. So, no, I don’t — I don’t need your help, alright? And neither does Josslyn.

Sonny: Okay, I’m going to find out what happened to Josslyn. So why don’t you just tell me?

Michael: Because she wouldn’t want me to, Dad. And, honestly, I’d venture to say she’d rather have the whole situation on a billboard in Times Square than to accept anything from you. You made your choice, and your family wasn’t it.

Sonny: I’m sorry that I caused you any pain, and maybe one day you will understand.

Nina: Thank you.

Phyllis: [ Chuckles ] Talk to you soon.

Nina: Okay.

[ Song begins ]

🎵🎶 Before the darkness / Before the rain / Before the heartache / Before the pain / Pain / Remember the kindness / Remember the light / The joy of a sunbeam / The joy of a smile / Smile / And I will try / To keep my spirits high / And let’s keep hope alive here. Oh. / Alive / Alive 🎵🎶

[ Keyboard clacking ]

🎵🎶 Together we will rise / Rise / We’ll rise / In times of trouble / When all seemed lost / In times of weakness / We all forgot / Guess we forgot / There’s strength in numbers / That builds strength in me / And that strength is contagious / If we just could see / See no, see 🎵🎶

Molly: No, see, it really is progress, right? Because my latest opening argument only took 30 drafts and 9 times starting over from scratch. And I mean that’s down from 50. It’s slow, but it’s a work in progress. You know what I mean?

Jordan: Yeah.

Molly: Hi

[ Song continues ]

🎵🎶 And let’s keep hope alive / Alive / Alive / Together we will rise / We’ll rise / We’ll rise / Let’s keep hope alive / Ooh / Let’s keep hope alive 🎵🎶

On the next “General Hospital” —

Maxie (to Brook Lynn): What was so important that you just had to rush right over?

Curtis (to Portia): I have some big plans of my own.

Marshall (to Epiphany): You know we could have a lot of fun.

Britt: That’s a low blow.

Finn: Not giving up without a fight.

Elizabeth: There has been a development on my end.

Chase: It’s time I get back to living my own life.

Sonny (to Selina): Cut to the chase. What do you want?

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