General Hospital Transcript
[ Water running ]
[ Cellphone ringing in distance ]
[ Sighs lightly ]
[ Metal squeaks ]
[ Sighing lightly ]
[ Ringing continues ]
Chase: [ Breathing heavily ] I know. I know. I’m — I’m on my way. Hey, I’m the one doing you a favor, okay? Relax. I’ve got this covered.
[ Footsteps approaching ]
Laura: Aiden. Hey. What you looking at?
Elizabeth: Hi. What are you doing here?
Finn: I was just, uh… [ Sighs ] Nowhere near your neighborhood, and I thought I’d stop by and say hi.
Elizabeth: -Get in here. [ Chuckles ]
Finn: -Okay. You know, uh, to be honest with you, it didn’t sit right with me that you talked to me into letting you stay here alone last night.
Elizabeth: Aww, that’s sweet you’re worried.
Finn: I’m not sweet, but I am worried about you.
Elizabeth: Okay. Well, I appreciate that you’re concerned, but jake and Aiden are safe at Laura’s and nothing happened last night. [ Sighs ]
Finn: You can’t possibly think that the threat is over.
Elizabeth: No. Somebody is going through an awful lot of trouble to get my attention, and it’s working. How can I ever feel at peace until we find out who’s behind this?
Sonny: Once people learn that I don’t — I’m not the owner, then, uh, Charlie’s is now going to be targeted. You know what I’m saying? But it’s better to be safe than sorry. The most important thing is that Phyllis wasn’t here when it happened. Everything’s gonna be okay. Right?
Carly: Well, seems we agree on that. When was the last time that happened?
Alexis: Ah, Nina, thank you for coming.
Nina: Of course. It’s not every day that the editor-in-chief of the town’s hottest newspaper wants to speak with you in private. Alexis. This is all off the record, I’m assuming?
Alexis: Yes, as long as it extends in both directions. Please, come in. I mean, Crimson has done a number of journalistic pieces over the years.
Nina: Now I’m definitely intrigued. What’s all this about?
Willow: Nina completely omitted that she’d been with Sonny.
Smoltz: Been with him sexually?
Willow: Yes. And the next time Nina approached me, I confronted her. She insisted she hadn’t done anything wrong, and she was upset when I told her she couldn’t see Wiley.
Michael: And a few days later, she filed the petition for visitation.
Smoltz: Okay. Thanks.
[ Beeps ]
Smoltz: That’s all I need for now. Uh, I’ll contact you if I have any follow-up questions.
Michael: Look, it’s, uh… [Sighs] It’s important that the first segment of this feature is published before the visitation hearing.
Willow: We understand that judges are supposed to be impartial.
Michael: Still, if a story’s blowing up on people’s social media, it could get traction in the court of public opinion.
Smoltz: I’m on it. But just to be up front, I have to reach out to Ms. Reeves for her side of the story. So if there’s anything you haven’t told me yet, now would be the time. If there’s dirty laundry, I will find it.
Harmony: Yes, I’m still planning on meeting you at rana point, 8:00 P.M.
Brendan: Change in plans. I’m leaving Port Charles earlier than anticipated. We need to meet now.
Harmony: [ Sighs ] Fine.
Brendan: That was easier than I thought.
Harmony: What can I say? You have the upper hand. We both know that.
Good. Give me the money, and you’ll never hear from me again.
Harmony: Yes. That’s what I’m hoping for.
Finn: I really should have stayed here with you.
Elizabeth: You have to prioritize taking care of Violet, and we’ve already just discussed that she shouldn’t be here. And besides, if this person is motivated to do these things because they think I’m [Sighs] Forgetting about Franco, then having you here, it could make things worse.
Finn: You can’t keep going like this. When was the last time you had a full night’s sleep? You were probably looking over your shoulder the whole night.
Elizabeth: [ Chuckles ] I wasn’t alone. Cameron was with me.
Finn: Yeah, but Cam’s in college, and he’s got a girlfriend. He may not be here every night. So if you’re not gonna leave and you won’t let me stay here with you, I was going to suggest a — a possible solution to keep you safe. I was thinking —
[ Doorbell rings ]
Finn: That might be the, uh, possible solution right now.
Finn: [ Sighs ]
Chase: Hi, Elizabeth. I am so sorry I’m late.
Aiden: This? It’s just something stupid my friend sent me.
Laura: Can I see?
[ Bell ringing in distance ]
Laura: The Ouija board. [ Laughing ]
Aiden: Grandma, you know what those are?
Laura: Oh, sure. Yeah. When I was your age, we used to have slumber parties, and then we’d hold a séance and use the Ouija board to contact the dead.
Aiden: Wait. You talked to dead people?
Laura: No, no, not at all. I-it’s — it’s pretend. It’s completely pretend. I-I-it’s actually — you know what it is? It’s a little game that people play. Um, clearly, one of my friends was pushing the pointer around the board to trick us all into believing that it was real. But it’s not. Not at all. Why are you so interested in the Ouija board?
Aiden: Someone broke in again? What if it’s Franco?
Aiden: Just something I saw on TV.
Willow: Our dirty laundry has already been made public.
Michael: We have nothing to hide. But Nina does.
Smoltz: Good. And just to reiterate, you both signed over the exclusive rights to your story to me. You’re not allowed to discuss this with any other outlet — meaning print, radio, TV, online — they’re all off the table. Unless, of course, you want to hire another team of attorneys.
Michael: We understand the terms.
Willow: [ Sighs ]
Smoltz: Great. Then I’ll be in touch. Well, we officially pulled the trigger. [ Sighs ] How are you feeling about all this?
Willow: I don’t love it, but I feel like I’m doing what needs to be done.
Michael: And I feel the same.
Willow: What’s my mom doing here? Mom?
Harmony: Oh, hi, Willow.
Willow: What brings you to the Metro Court? And where are you off to in such a hurry?
Alexis: Can I ask you about your… well, about the nature of your relationship with Harmony?
Nina: Oh, we don’t really have a relationship, Alexis. I mean, I did recently talk to her about speaking up for me with Willow, because I was trying to avoid a court proceeding to get visitation rights with Wiley. But that’s it. You and Harmony — you’re friends, right?
Alexis: Uh, we forged a friendship in — in Spring Ridge. Harmony confided in me that you used her to get Michael and Willow to back down.
Nina: Uh. Alexis, I did not use her. I mean, I had a conversation with her, grandmother to grandmother.
Alexis: I-I don’t want to get bogged down in the weeds about that. When Harmony went to clear the air with Carly, she said that she went to bat for you, that she owes you something. Uh, do you have — do you know why she feels that she owes you something?
Nina: I have no idea what she is talking about. I mean, I’m not holding anything over her head, if that’s what you’re implying. I mean, I would think that she would have some sympathy for my situation because she’s also Wiley’s grandmother.
Alexis: True. I don’t know. Maybe there’s something more to it than that.
Sonny: Can you wait outside? Check on everything from there?
Frank: Yes, sir, Mr. Corinthos.
Frank: Mrs. Corinthos.
Carly: Well, I heard about the robbery attempt last night.
[ Door opens, closes ]
Carly: I just wanted to… come by and make sure everyone’s okay.
Sonny: Yeah. Good thing Phyllis wasn’t here w-when it happened.
Carly: What about Nina? I don’t want to be caught off guard, so, um, is this something I need to worry about?
Sonny: What do you mean?
Carly: Is this a sign that your enemies are smelling blood in the water?
Elizabeth: Uh, Chase. What’s all this?
Chase: You didn’t tell her about this?
Finn: Your timing stinks. I was just about to when the doorbell rang.
Chace: Nope, I’m out. Ambushing Elizabeth with this is a horrible idea.
Elizabeth: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. What is a horrible idea?
Finn: I knew if I asked, you’d just refuse.
Elizabeth: Oh, well, that is an awful communication strategy.
Chase: My brother’s people skills leave a lot to be desired.
Finn: As a reminder, I saved your life. You think that’d buy me at least a year’s worth of slack.
Chase: I agreed to six months, so your coupon has expired.
Elizabeth: Will someone just tell me what’s going on?
Finn: Okay, look, as you know, Chase is a — is — is a cop, alright? But he’s been suspended, so he needs to keep busy. And you could use some security, so I thought maybe he could stay here a few days just to keep an eye on things.
Elizabeth: Dante and Jordan are sending patrol cars to check on the house. And no offense, but I don’t need a babysitter.
Chase: And that’s not why I’d be here. I can help you find out who’s been trying to scare your family for months… and put a stop to it.
Laura: Look, I know this is a change in your routine, but I promise you, we’re going to have fun. You know what? I’m gonna give you run of the kitchen. You can make Grandpa Kevin any dessert you want, ’cause you know he’s got a sweet tooth. [ Laughs ]
Lucy: [ Laughs ] Oh, that doc. You know, some things never change.
Laura: Lucy, hey. Hi. Congratulations on deception’s IPO.
Laura: It’s amazing.
Lucy: T-thank you. T-thank you. Thank you. Uh. Hello there. [ Laughs ] Listen, uh, it’s just… it’s just so crazy. I-I can’t get over it. I mean, I-I knew the company was good. I had high hopes, but I just never thought the universe was going to grant me all of this.
Laura: I know.
Lucy: [ Chuckles ]
Laura: I bet you’re glad now that our plans to use the Deception brand to launch a day spa didn’t work out all those years ago.
[ Both laugh ]
Lucy: Well, I appreciate your goodwill, but remember, I did offer to set some stock aside for you, because, you know, you were a former partner in the early 2000s.
Laura: [ Sighs ] I appreciate your offer. I really do. But as the mayor, I think it’s best that I don’t have a vested interest in any of the local businesses, even one as successful as yours.
Lucy: It is. It is. I know.
Laura: [ Laughs ]
Lucy: This is just crazy. I-it’s — it’s so good. I — I’m getting all these congratulatory bouquets from all the men in my life — mac and scotty and Martin — n-n-not that Martin. You know, I don’t even talk to Martin. I mean, I talk too much, but I don’t talk to him right now —
Laura: Lucy. I know you’re still dating my brother.
Carly: What Nina did to you is common knowledge. You didn’t retaliate, and you didn’t punish her. Just the opposite — you protected her, and now you’re sleeping with her. So maybe it sent a message to the other families that you’re weak.
Sonny: Y-you’re overthinking it, is what you’re doing.
Carly: What are you talking about? Everyone knows that you own Charlie’s, Sonny. Who the hell would risk robbing the place? Was it one of the other families?
Carly: I mean, was it Selina Wu?
Sonny: It’s not — it’s not the Wus. Selina and I have an understanding. As far as the robbery, the five families are now two, so there’s going to be a lot of wannabes who are gonna try to make a name for themselves.
Carly: Doesn’t help that Jason’s gone and he’s about to be declared legally dead.
Sonny: Well, let me make you feel a little better about that. Brick is gonna be taking over for Jason.
Carly: I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know. Because I’m no longer your wife, and I don’t want that responsibility.