General Hospital Transcript
[ Police radio chatter ]
Chase: [ Sighs ]
Dante: Oh! There he is. Hey. Good to have you back.
Chase: It’s good to be back in the squad room. I missed this place.
Dante: Did you? You’re not gonna cry, are you?
Chase: No, come on.
Dante: Ha. Do you want me to give you a minute with the desk? Get reacquainted? What’s going on? The suspension’s over? I-I-I’m not in the loop.
Chase: No, I’ve still got 54 days, 11 hours, and…33 minutes. But who’s counting? I’m only here because I volunteered to organize this year’s community softball league. I should be fully reinstated in time to play.
Dante: Oh, that’s nice of you. I mean, uh, we’ll be looking forward to having you back on the team and the force. And if it was up to me, you would have been reinstated just for what you did for helping out Maxie’s baby.
Chase: Oh, I just helped out a little bit at the end. Brook Lynn’s the real hero.
Lawyer: Everything is in order. All that’s left to do is take this to the stock exchange. I’ll be in touch.
Lucy: Okay. Thank you so much for your time. We appreciate it. And of course, we will be waiting. Okay, take care, see you soon, bye. Thank you. [ Inhales deeply ] [ Screams ] Oh, my goodness! It’s happening. We did it. I am so proud of all of us. All our hard work we did together. You guys, we are such a team, and I just cannot wait to celebrate all our accomplishments at the IPO launch party. Yes.
Maxie: That’s coming up April 5th.
Brook Lynn: Oh, right.
Lucy: Right. Okay. Okay. [ Exhales deeply ] Focus. When we hear from the lawyer, while we wait, let’s just finalize everything. Okay. Wait. Guest list, refreshments, the food and drink, and the entertainment, and then let the fun begin.
Brando: [ Chuckles ] You mean that PB&J sandwich with stale bread didn’t do it for you?
Sasha: [ Laughs ]
Brando: Hmm. I guess that is the downside of having an extended honeymoon. No groceries.
Sasha: I can live with that.
Brando: Yeah, me too. You know, I-I really loved our time away, but it is nice to be back as husband and wife.
Sasha: I’m not ready to give up our honeymoon vibe yet. I love it when it’s just you and me.
Portia: He’s late.
Curtis: By one minute.
Portia: Hmm. Yeah. I just don’t know about this. What if he’s not the right fit for Trina? We have no idea.
Curtis: Baby, we’ll never know unless we talk to him. Now, Laura hooked us up, and she said he would know what to do, and I trust her. So let’s just give it a chance. And I know everything will work out. And I’m sure Trina’s in good hands.
[ Knock on door ]
Scott: Oh, hi. Sorry I’m late. The elevator was chock full of people. Hi, Curtis. Scott Baldwin at your service.
Trina: Did you just ask me why I did it? You know I didn’t!
Spencer: I was ready to believe that it was Esme.
Trina: You knew that I’m not capable of doing something like this.
Spencer: I thought so. But there is evidence. And it points to you.
Victor: Ah, Nikolas, glad I found you. We need to talk about Spencer.
Nikolas: Later. Did you see Esme outside?
Victor: Uh, as a matter of fact, I did. As I was pulling in, another car was pulling out. I saw Esme in the back seat.
Nikolas: Who was driving? Which way did they go?
Victor: Well, I-I couldn’t tell. I didn’t think it was unusual. Although, I must say, it did seem like an expensive ride-share for someone with such limited means. What — why are you worried?
Nikolas: I was asking Esme about the video and Spencer. She got really upset. She was keeping something from me. And then she told me that she needed air, but that she would be right back.
Victor: Well, perhaps she felt better and left.
Nikolas: But why? Why would she just take off without a word? I mean, she was obviously holding something back.
Victor: Well, that she most certainly is. Esme could be carrying the next Cassadine heir.
Sonny: Thank you for coming.
Esme: I didn’t have much of a choice.
Sonny: I’m — you know, I’m sorry about my — my associate. He’s — he’s kind of rough around the edges. He doesn’t come from the school of social graces. He’s kind of the — a man of action. I hope he didn’t frighten you.
Esme: Actually, he did.
Sonny: Well, that wasn’t my intention. I just wanted you to come here so we could chat.
Esme: I don’t know why you’d want to chat with me.
Sonny: Oh, I think you do.
Sonny: This is about what you did to my stepdaughter Josslyn.
Maxie: Okay, we really need to finalize music selections and book the artists.
Lucy: Yep, and I happen to have some inspired live performance ideas.
Maxie: Where are we gonna get talent on such short notice?
Lucy: Uh, hello? Lucy Coe, mistress of ceremonies of The Nurses’ Ball.
Brook Lynn: Yeah, but this is the Deception IPO.
Lucy: Yeah, and I happen to be senior equity partner of Deception, and I am just going to ask all the people that I asked to sing for The Nurses’ Ball to sing for our company. Okay? Starting with Amy and Chase.
Brook Lynn: Yeah, about that —
Lucy: Listen, Amy will love it. You know, she is a sucker for the spotlight. So, did you get a chance to ask Chase to sing?
Brook Lynn: So the thing is that I —
Lucy: No, you’re not hearing me. We need him to sing. So why didn’t you nail him down when he happened to be by here the other day?
Brook Lynn: So…
[ Knock on door ]
Gladys: Am I interrupting anything? Are you guys still talking about the IPO?
Lucy: Uh. Yes on both questions.
Brook Lynn: Gladys, what do you want?
Gladys: Stock options. Especially now that Sasha is my daughter-in-law, I’d like to revisit having a personal stake in the company.
Lucy: Ha! Really? So, see, around here, we don’t hand out shares based on nepotism. Oh, you know what, though? If you want to prove your worth to our company, you know what you could do? You could go get us all lunch. And I would love a Caesar salad with lots and lots of little croutons. Brook Lynn needs me here.
Brook Lynn: Actually, I don’t. I’ll take a chicken pasta salad.
Maxie: Make that two.
Lucy: Okay. Two chicken pasta salads and that Caesar. Lots of little tiny croutons. Thank you. See you soon. Bye-bye. Ta.
[ Door closes ]
Lucy: Oh, good grief. Okay, enough of the distractions. We really, really have a million things to do, right? We — we got to get on this, and the first thing is, you have got to get Chase to sing. Go talk to him.
Brook Lynn: I’m sorry, guys, but the answer is no.
Dante: You know, I-I gotta hand it to Brook Lynn. I mean, I knew she could scheme with the best of them, but this is next-level-type stuff. She didn’t even get anything out of this.
Chase: Well, that’s what I mean. Brook Lynn went into it for the wrong reasons but wound up doing everything right.
Dante: Yeah. Who would have thought that faking a pregnancy would turn out to be a noble gesture?
Chase: She thought she was looking out for her family.
Dante: Yeah, I know, but t-that’s Brook Lynn for you right there. She’s a walking contradiction. I mean, I told you, we grew up together. As kids, she — she even then had this heart underneath all the selfish pranks she used to pull.
Chase: People grow up.
Dante: Well, hopefully she did. I mean, hopefully that’s — that’s what this is and not just a one-off. And then the real Brook Lynn, the old-school selfish Brook Lynn just comes back out again.
Chase: Well, you know what? Brook Lynn today is kind and caring, and I don’t like you talking about her like this.
Dante: Whoa. Whoa, where’s this coming from? You’re the one who told me you couldn’t trust her.
Brando: We are getting our food to go.
Sasha: Thanks, husband.
Brando: Ooh. I love it when you call me that.
Sasha: I love it when you call me you wife. So, we’re doing this?
Brando: Yes, definitely. And since no one knows we’re in town yet, we can just try and ease our way back into reality. Um, but there are a few things that we do need to talk about immediately now that we’re married.
Scott: So, let me say this. I-I’m sorry that this happened to Trina. I’ve reviewed the case, and, yeah, I-it’s a doozy.
Portia: My daughter didn’t do the things that she was charged with, Mr. Baldwin. And I know that people probably say that to you all the time, but she didn’t. She — she just could never. It’s not her.
Scott: Okay, so if you want me to say that I believe her, I do. I really do. So I got a guy in the DA’s office, so I know what the evidence is, and the burden of proof is on the prosecution. And this case is loaded with opportunities to cast reasonable doubt.
Spencer: The whole time you were trying to convince me that the sex tape was Esme’s fault, you had that phone with that video.
Trina: I’ve never seen that phone before. Someone set me up.
Spencer: You mean Esme?
Trina: That’s the only thing that makes sense.
Spencer: How did she do it?
Trina: I don’t know. How does she do half the stuff she’s done? She’s figured it out somehow.
Spencer: We weren’t at the cabin when that video was taken, but I was there long enough to know that you were really drunk and mad about Joss and Esme.
Trina: I don’t remember being mad at Joss.
Spencer: That’s exactly right. You don’t remember what you did or didn’t do. But Esme was next to me pretty much all the time. So when would she have had the time to frame you?
Trina: Are you really trying to accuse me of this?
Spencer: Look, I’m not judging you. I’ve done enough that I’m in no position to do that. I’m just trying to understand.
Trina: Understand this. I didn’t do it.
Spencer: I want to believe you.
Trina: Then why can’t you?!
Nikolas: Esme might be pregnant?
Victor: Yeah, Spencer said they don’t know for certain yet.
Nikolas: That would explain why she’s been so emotional. She’s dealing with a lot right now.
Victor: Yeah, I heard about the breakup.
Nikolas: Obviously, Spencer knows. How is he dealing with all of this?
Victor: Well, he’s pretty shaken up, as you can imagine. That’s why I came to find you. If Esme is indeed pregnant, then that baby will be a Cassadine. They’re both going to need our support.
Nikolas: Maybe we should talk about this some place more private. I’m just gonna call Esme and make sure she got back to Kelly’s all right.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Victor: What do you got there?
Nikolas: This is Esme’s phone.
Esme: I haven’t done anything to Joss.
Sonny: You know what you did, and you’re gonna make it right.
Esme: W-wait, is this about that unfortunate video of Joss and cam?
Sonny: [ Snaps fingers ] Got it.
Esme: The PCPD arrested someone for that. It — it wasn’t me.
Sonny: You know, I have very good instincts, and they’re telling me that Trina Robinson wouldn’t do that.
Esme: You’ve never been wrong?
Sonny: Never. And your name is being tossed around a lot.
Esme: It’s no secret that Joss and I don’t get along, but I would never do that to her. Please. You have to believe me!
Sonny: Don’t do that. There’s no need for that. I called you here ’cause I want to know the truth.
Esme: I am telling the truth. What have I done to you that would make you think the worst of me?
Sonny: You don’t remember the hospital? When you lied to me?
Esme: If you mean the time I mistakenly told you that Nikolas and Ava were taking Avery out of the country —
Sonny: Yeah, that’s it.
Esme: That was a misunderstanding. One I regretted.
Sonny: Why? Because it led to the truth about what you did to Ava a-and Nikolas?
Esme: Because I didn’t mean for anything bad to happen to your daughter.
Sonny: Now you’re lying to my face. You and Spencer meant every horrible thing that was done to Ava. And then to reach your goals, you involved my daughter twice. Once with the — with the teddy bear. And the other time when — when you lied that Nikolas and Ava left with — with my daughter.
Esme: I mean, I regret the things that Spence and I did, but I-I apologized to you. Didn’t you forgive me?
Sonny: Yeah, I did.
Esme: But you didn’t forget.
Sonny: I have a long memory, especially when somebody hurts my family. And now you’ve hurt Josslyn. [ Whispering ] Let’s save everybody a lot of time. And just admit you were behind the sex tape.
Spencer: I believed you when it was your word against Esme’s. What you say means a lot to me. But now there is evidence.
Trina: Which was planted, because, like I keep telling you, Esme set me up.
Spencer: Esme and I have been through a lot.
Trina: Then you should know what she’s capable of.
Spencer: Yes, and I’ve seen the worst in her. But I was the instigator when she did those… things. She thought that she was helping me because she loved me.
Trina: See, the difference between me and Esme is that I would never… I could never intentionally hurt a person.
Spencer: You’ve done things for me you wouldn’t normally do. Like lie. If I stoked those impulses in Esme, maybe I did the same to you.
Chase: Okay, yeah, Brook Lynn has done some shady things, but people do change, and it’s hard when everyone keeps dredging up who they used to be. But I was there during some of the toughest times. She was taking heat from all sides, and I saw how it affected her. And she kept on protecting Bailey.
Dante: Aha. See, I was right. You — you do have feelings for her.
Chase: We went through something significant together. And I know that Brook Lynn is more than what you’re saying.
Dante: Hey, look, man, I didn’t mean anything by it. But that’s the beauty of a real friend, they see you for who you are, and they like you anyway.
Chase: Just give Brook Lynn a little more credit. That’s all I’m saying.
Brook Lynn: I can’t ask Chase to do the duet. I feel like I’d be taking advantage of our friendship.
Lucy: What? Wait a minute! This is the same guy who pretended to be a father who wasn’t a father all to help you protect Maxie’s baby. This — this is just a teeny, tiny little favor in comparison.
Maxie: Okay, wait, lucy. I see Brook Lynn’s point. We owe Chase for everything he’s done already. So let’s explore other options.
Lucy: What?! What good are friends if you can’t guilt them into singing for your company? Come on. I have guilted tons of people over my li– never mind. Never you mind. I give up for a moment. Maxie, I need you to talk some sense into yourself, then talk sense into this one. I need gummies! And I’m gonna go get them.
[ Door opens, closes ]
Brook Lynn: Thank you.
Maxie: Not a problem. Now that it’s just the two of us, what’s your deal? Do you not want Chase around?
Brook Lynn: That’s not it. It’s the exact opposite.
Sasha: What needs our attention? Should I be worried?
Brando: Well, I hope not. I just wanted to point out that we’re married and we don’t live together.
Sasha: Yeah, well, we should figure that out. But let’s just enjoy being married for now.
Brando: Okay. It’s not like we do things in the right order.
Sasha: Look, I-I know that our relationship has been a little unorthodox, but I’m happy where we are now.
Brando: Me too.
Sasha: So let’s just enjoy this feeling a little longer.
Gladys: Brando, you’re back! I missed you so much.
Glady: [ Sighs ] Hello, Sasha. You’re looking well. If I’d known you were coming back, I would have asked for the day off from work.
Sasha: It’s probably best you didn’t. I’m sure deception is busy with the IPO.
Gladys: Oh, yes. Oh, oh. It’s all anyone is talking about. And since what’s Sasha’s is yours now, you’ll be living on easy street. You can retire early.
Brando: Ma, come on. I’m keeping the garage.
Gladys: Have it your way. But you’ll need somewhere to work on all the cars you’ll be collecting. But look, I got to put in this lunch order. Do not go anywhere. I want to hear all about the honeymoon.
Brando: Too late to make a run for it.
Sasha: So much for easing back into reality.
Victor: Are you sure that’s Esme’s phone?
Nikolas: I saw it earlier.
Victor: Well, perhaps she dropped it.
Nikolas: No, Esme would need her phone for the updates with the ride-share. She’d notice if she didn’t have it, and she would have come back for it by now.
Victor: Well, maybe she caught a ride with a friend.
Nikolas: No, Esme told me she doesn’t have any friends. She said everyone blames her for the sex tape.
Victor: Oh, yeah, I read about that. Carly Corinthos’ daughter, right?
Nikolas: Sonny? What about him?
Esme: He’s had it in for me ever since I stretched the truth about you and Ava leaving town with Avery.
Nikolas: We have to go.
Victor: Go where?
Nikolas: Sonny Corinthos has her.
Maxie: Explain, please. You want Chase around, but you don’t want him to sing at the IPO launch party because of Amy?
Brook Lynn: Because of me and my feelings.
Maxie: Oh, now we’re getting somewhere.
Brook Lynn: [ Sighs ]
Maxie: See, I knew something was going on because you were acting really weird around him the other day. This is why you hustled him out of here and didn’t want to talk to him about singing the duet.
Brook Lynn: Look, Chase has made it clear that he just wants to be friends, so I have to keep my distance until, you know, I can get a handle on my feelings, get back to the friend zone. So I really don’t want to be asking Chase for any favors right now. I don’t even want to see him at the launch party, to be honest.
Lucy: Chase! Just the man I wanted to see. Isn’t that funny how the cosmos works? You put the energy out there, and then there you are.
Gradys: Well, at least you had a nice honeymoon, considering you got married out of the blue. Um, and the rings aren’t bad, though I might have gone for something a little flashier.
Brando: I picked them out, and I was lucky to find a jewelry store nearby.
Gladys: Yeah. Yeah. Like buying that garage you got married in.
Gladys: Listen, I gave you my blessing, and I meant it. Believe me, I only want what’s best for you both.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Brando: Oh. I need to take this. I’ll be right back.
Gladys: Now that it’s just us girls, let me tell you how I really feel about this elopement.
Scott: I will have witnesses testifying to Trina’s stellar character and lack of motive. Cameron and Josslyn, I’ll get them. They should have significant sway.
Curtis: Okay. But first, I think we have to get through the arraignment. What’s that look like?
Scott: Well, it could go two ways. The best is that they waive bail because there’s no priors. The worst is they take it up a notch, you know, to a high profile because of Josslyn’s stepfather. But it still comes down to Trina’s character, which is really great. I mean, she at PCU, 4.0. She’s got a job. Teachers love her. You know, a lot of friends. And your reputation as Chief of Internal Medicine.
Portia: I see you’ve definitely done your homework, Mr. Baldwin.
Scott: I see Cameron as my grandson, so I would never represent anybody that would do this to him.
Curtis: Uh, well, we should get to the arraignment. Can’t be late.
Scott: Yeah, you’re right. Judges do not like it when you’re late. So I’ll see you there.
Curtis: Well, feel better about him?
Portia: We, uh… we better get going.
Curtis: Whoa, whoa. Hold up. Are you okay?
Portia: [ Voice breaking ] I will be. I will be after all of this is over. But it’s just — I just need to stay strong for Trina right now. [ Sighs ]
Curtis: Okay. Look, look, look. I know everything’s gonna be okay, all right? But I need you to know that whatever happens, I’ve got you.
Trina: I knew you were self-centered, but this — this is next level. I may have gone against my instincts and my principles by covering for you, but that does not compare to making a sex tape of Joss and Cameron, my best friends, and posting it. I would never do that to anyone for any reason.
Spencer: But you were drunk, Trina, and you admitted to a lot of buried feelings about Joss and Cam being together.
Trina: How can you even consider that I did this? I had faith in you when everyone told me that you didn’t deserve it. All I had was a gut feeling that you were a good guy deep down. Where’s that good guy now? Was I wrong all along?
Spencer: It’s not that simple for me.
Trina: You know the truth in your heart. But you just don’t want to see it. You’re still blind to Esme — after everything she’s done.
Spencer: Everything she’s done has been for me and my family.
Maxie: Chase, it is so good to see you. What brings you by?
Chase: I’m following up with H.R. About the softball league to get the charity donation set up.
Maxie: Oh, man. They’re out today. Recruitment event.
Lucy: Yeah, but boy, oh, boy, are we glad you showed up.
Maxie: You know, Chase, on your way in, did you happen to see Gladys Corbin?
Chase: Uh, no.
Maxie: Typical Gladys. Lucy, why don’t we go to the restaurant and look for her? And if she’s not there, we can have a working lunch.
Lucy: Well, no, but I-I would really like to a–
Maxie: It’ll be great, and after, I’ll get you some gummies.
[ Door closes ]
Chase: What was that all about?
Brook Lynn: Oh. You know Lucy. She probably just wants to change the color of the softball jerseys or something.
Chase: Are you gonna play?
Brook Lynn: I haven’t really thought about it.
Chase: You should. Be fun seeing you around the diamond.
Brook Lynn: Yeah?
Brook Lynn: [ Sighs ] Actually, um… Lucy wants to get some singers to perform at the launch party. You remember that duet I wrote? I’d really love for you to sing it…with Amy. Plus, it’d be really fun to see you there. So what do you say?
Trina: What do you mean, your family? Your father? Because Esme sure hasn’t done a thing for Nikolas and Ava.
Spencer: I mean the Cassadines. My family. Esme is included in that.
Trina: How? By pushing her way into it?
Spencer: No, she’s a part of it now because she — because she might be carrying my child.
Trina: Esme might be pregnant with your baby? Hmm. That explains why you have to see the best in her. And the worst in me.
Spencer: Trina, you have to understand.
Trina: Here’s what I understand. From the moment I met you, my life has gotten worse. So many times, I looked the other direction when I shouldn’t have to protect you. And now I’m arrested because of your girlfriend’s lies! And you want me to understand? I understand that you should know me better than that. So if you can’t look me in my eyes and tell me you know I had nothing to do with this, then I’m done. I’m through! We have nothing left to say to each other.
Spencer: I, uh…
Trina: You should go check on Esme. You two deserve each other.
Officer: Time to go. Come with me.
Sonny: Neither of us are going anywhere until you tell me the truth.
Esme: I have told you. I didn’t do it.
Sonny: Okay. You hungry? You want something to eat?
Esme: You can’t keep me here forever.
Sonny: You know, I’ve had my share of regrets. Um…choices I can’t take back. But it doesn’t define you. You can step up right now, take responsibility for your actions, make amends to the people who you have hurt, and just move forward.
Esme: Some things you can’t make up for.
Sonny: True. The people you’ve hurt are not obligated to, uh, forgive you. And sometimes you can’t make it right by them. But you know what? You keep working on that. You know why? To better yourself for you and the people that are going to come into your life. You’ve played games with Avery, Ava, and Nikolas. And now… you’ve hurt Josslyn and Cam. There’s a young woman sitting behind bars right now. You can make it right. All you gotta do… is confess.
Sonny’s Associate: Where do you think you’re going?
Nikolas: I need see to Sonny.
Sonny’s Associate: He’s busy.
Nikolas: Yeah, I’ll bet.
Victor: Hey, take your hands off my nephew.
Nikolas: Where is she?
Esme: Help me!
Sasha: I don’t expect you to understand why we eloped, but that is what felt right in the moment.
Gladys: That is my concern right there — “in the moment.” Marriage is a big step. You two went on that trip to deal with some pretty weighty issues in your relationship, and you came back married. Just doesn’t seem like you thought it through.
Dante: Trina’s in the interrogation room.
Portia: Oh, you really have some nerve showing up here after what that vile girlfriend of yours did to my daughter.
Chase: So, that’s why lucy was fawning over me. The last time that happened, I was in the men’s locker room just out of the shower.
Brook Lynn: What?
Chase: The first time that she recruited me for The Nurses’ Ball. She basically ambushed me. I had to say yes. It was the only way I could get dressed.
Brook Lynn: Right. Well, um, we all know what a great singer you are because of how great of a success you’ve been at the nurses’ ball.
Chase: Look, I’m — I’m flattered, but I’m not a performer. The only reason I sing at The Nurses’ Ball is ’cause it’s for charity.
Brook Lynn: Making people feel beautiful may not fit into the definition of charity, but it’s still worthwhile. Remember you even said that what we do here at Deception is interesting.
Chase: Look, my suspension is up in a few months. I kind of have to keep up appearances. Singing for — for charity, it’s — it’s one thing, but I don’t know how it would look to sing for a cosmetics company.
Brook Lynn: It’s fine. I get it. You have an image to maintain. You don’t fit into my world.
Sasha: Our decision to get married was spur of the moment. But Brando and I talked it through, and we know that it’s the right decision. I love Brando so much more than I thought was possible. You raised a good son, Gladys, and I promise you I am gonna make him happy. I can already see being married to you makes Brando happy. I just don’t want him getting hurt. And I can’t deny we’ve had issues. But he means everything to me.
Brando: Look who I found.
Lucy: There she is — a married lady. Congratulations.
Sasha: Thank you.
Lucy: Oh, I’m so happy.
Maxie: Yeah, I should be mad at you for not letting me plan your wedding, but I’m just to happy for you.
Sasha: Oh, thank you. We’re pretty happy ourselves.
Lucy: Mm, I bet. Hey, listen, the launch party is on track. But after we celebrate the IPO and Deception’s fabulous future, we are gonna throw another fabulous, big, huge party for both of you.
Maxie: Yes! A “happy marriage” party. We’ll go all out. Everyone will be there.
Gladys: Now we’re talking.
Brando: Thank you guys so much. That’s very generous.
Sasha: Totally not necessary.
Maxi: Nonsense. Getting married is a big deal. It deserves to be celebrated properly.
Sasha: But we are already married.
Lucy: So who cares? It’ll be great.
Brando: Yeah. I’ll take any excuse to celebrate my beautiful new wife.
Sasha: Well, when you put it like that, how can I say no?
Dante: Are we gonna have a problem here, Spencer?
Spencer: No, sir.
Dante: Good. Do you want to go see Trina now?
Portia: Yeah, I’m fine. I don’t have time to deal with you today ’cause my daughter needs me.
Curtis: Let’s go. I’ll, uh… I’ll give you a minute.
Dante: Uh, you know what, Spencer? On second thought, there’s nothing really for you to do here. In fact, I think you’d be making things worse. So why don’t you help out Trina and her mom and get out of here?
Portia: Oh, baby, I’m sorry you’re going through this.
[ Door closes ]
Portia: But I want you to remember that you’re gonna be home in just a little while. And Scott Baldwin is your lawyer. He believes in you. He believes in your case. And when you walk into that courtroom, I want you to walk up there with your chin up. You hear me? And your head held high.
Trina: [ Voice breaking ] I didn’t do it, mom.
Portia: Oh, baby, I know you didn’t. The truth is gonna come out.
Nikolas: Esme! Sonny, you let her go!
Esme: [ Sobbing ]
Nikolas: Are you okay? Esme, are you okay? Sonny, what the hell?
Sonny: We were just talking. Esme, if you want to say anything, you know where to find me.
Nikolas: That’s enough, Sonny.
Sonny: [ Chuckles ] Okay. We’re done.
Victor: Oh, I don’t think so. You and I are just getting started.
Lucy: Once deception is officially public, we are gonna focus all our time and attention on a great, big, wonderful wedding party. Oh, wow, I just realized folks are gonna flip out when they find out the face of deception is married.
Maxie: Are you okay?
Sasha: [ Sighs ] Just a long day of traveling.
Maxie: Are you sure? I’m fine, yeah. I — I’m fantastic. I have the perfect husband, super thoughtful friends. Why don’t you guys catch me up on the IPO? I missed so much. Okay. Have a seat.
Lucy: Yeah, yeah. Thanks. Here you go.
Maxie: Thank you.
Brando: You’re welcome.
Sasha: Excuse me a moment.
Gladys: She sure bolted out of here.
Brando: Yeah, I-I think you guys just surprised us. She’s probably a little overwhelmed with everything. But, uh, don’t worry. You know, Sasha can take care of herself.
Sasha: Siena, hi. It’s Sasha. Yeah. Yeah. I need something to get me through. How soon can you meet?
Chase: I-I really didn’t mean to imply anything negative about you or your job.
Brook Lynn: No, it’s fine. I understand where you’re coming from. You’re — you’re a cop, not a singer. You want to focus on getting off suspension and getting back out on the job. I get it.
Chase: So we’re good?
Brook Lynn: Yeah, of course. Look, I better get back to work. I promised Maxie that I’d run some of these numbers. Just shut the door on your way out, okay?
Chase: Okay. See ya.
Scott: We all set?
Dante: It’s time to go.
Curtis: How you holding up?
Trina: I’m okay. Thanks.
Curtis: You’re better than okay. You’re a champ. Now, come on, let’s go.
Nikolas: [ Sighs ] Are you sure you’re okay? Only because of you. I mean, you saved me. I can’t thank you enough.
Victor: I’m putting you on notice, Mr. Corinthos. Stay away from my family.
Sonny: Spencer is my family, too. And, uh, what happens to him or if anybody influences him in any way, it concerns me, especially if they’re coming after my family.
Victor: You’ve been warned.
Victor: The Cassadines always come out on top one way or another. Keep harassing my family, and you’ll learn that the hard way.
Sonny: I have faced down men a lot more intimidating than you, and I’m still standing. So if you want to take the first shot, believe me, I will finish the fight.
On the next “General Hospital” —
Spencer (to Esme): Why haven’t you taken that home pregnancy test yet?
Ava (to Joss and Cam): I know it’s difficult for you to trust me, but this time you’re gonna have to.
Scott: I’m gonna have to hear you say it.
Alexis: Oh, I never forget a face.
Nina (to Harmony): Michael and Willow want a fight, they’ll get a fight.
Brick (to Sonny): My brother, that’s not for you.
Trina: I plead…