General Hospital Transcript
Gladys: Oh, my God. Is she dead?
Sasha: She’s alive.
Gladys: [ Sighs ]
Sasha: Call an ambulance right now. She just came out of nowhere!
[ Car door closes ]
Felty: Oh, man. Look what you did.
Nikolas: Ava, where are you? I thought you’d be home by now. Give me a ring when you get this. Love you.
Spencer: I get it. Your girlfriend is not happy with you right now. But if I can ride out Joss and Trina hating me, then you can, too. Please, I need you to do me this one favor.
Esme: What favor is that?
[ Door opens ]
Trina: Oh. It’s you.
Rory: Uh, Miss Robinson. You can put that down now.
Trina: I can. I’m just not sure if I should.
Portia: I was worried about you. I-I couldn’t reach you all day.
Curtis: Oh, baby, I’m sorry I went radio silent.
Portia: Trina told me that Marshall left town and you might have gone after him. So what happened? Did you find him?
Curtis: I found him. And then I lost him again.
Michael: Hey! You made it.
Dante: I did. How’s it going?
Michael: How you doing?
Dante: Good to see you.
Willow: Good to see you.
Dante: Hey, you, too.
Willow: Where’s Sam?
Dante: Uh, what? I’m not enough for you guys?
Willow: Oh, well, normally, yes. But isn’t this supposed to be a double date?
Dante: It is. Uh, something came up. She sends her regrets.
Michael: Everything okay?
Dante: Yeah, I think so. Uh, we didn’t really have time to get into it, but she encouraged me to come, so, uh, I’m sure it’s nothing too serious.
[ Monitor beeping ]
Same: Mom. What the hell happened?
Alexis: [ Sighs ] Carly and I barely escaped with our lives. Girls’ night out.
Sam: What is she talking about? Is she okay?
TJ: Yeah, she’s not exaggerating. Alexis and Carly Corinthos were attacked.
Sam: By who?
Alexis: Someone I thought was my friend.
Amy: Your vitals are all in the normal range, but the attending wants to monitor you.
Amy: Lie back and try to rest, Mrs. Corinthos.
Carly: Okay. I know you have questions for me, but you guys have got to find Harmony. She’s gonna try and go after Willow and Wiley.
Jordan: Why do you think Harmony could be a danger to her own daughter and grandson?
Carly: Harmony has had some kind of psychotic break. She is desperate to keep the secret that Willow is not her daughter.
Felty: How’s this for a headline? “Supermodel speedster slays.”
Sasha: Where’s your decency?! This woman is barely breathing! She needs an ambulance right now!
Gladys: I told you, I don’t know the exact location!
Sasha: Okay. I can’t focus. Just go help Gladys get an ambulance.
Felty: Give me the phone.
Felty: Give me the phone. I’ll fix it, whatever. Yeah, we’re on route 32, near Rana Point…
Gladys: How is she?
Sasha: Help me turn her.
Gladys: Well, maybe we shouldn’t move her.
Sasha: This lady is not breathing, okay? She needs CPR right now.
Sasha: Okay, on three, you’re gonna — you’re gonna turn her over towards me. I’m gonna hold her head, okay?
Gladys: Okay, okay.
Sasha: One, two, three. Oh.
Glady: Oh, oh. [ Sighs ] I saw — I saw a shadow, and I thought it was a deer, but it was a person.
Sasha: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god!
Gladys: It’s Willow’s mom.
Sasha: [ Breathing heavily ]
Alexis: I don’t know. She took off on foot. She could be anywhere.
Carly: I found a piece of paper in a file, and they were notes from a therapy session, and they mentioned Harmony by name. Something about Harmony feeling guilty about taking a child that wasn’t her own.
Jordan: These were Neil Byrne’s notes?
Carly: Well, yeah, I mean, when I went to the fireplace, because Harmony was burning papers, the heading on the paper said “Dr. Neil Byrne, psychiatrist.” And that’s when Harmony came at me with a needle.
Jordan: This could explain why Brendon Byrne was found dead in the water by the pier.
Carly: Look, all I know is when I woke up in the back of my SUV, I could hear Harmony and Alexis arguing. And Harmony was threatening Alexis. She went after her, I tackled her to the ground, we fought, but the second Harmony heard Alexis get through to 911, she took off.
Jordan: And this was all because of Neil Byrne’s file? What was so compelling that Harmony would commit multiple homicides to keep it quiet?
Willow: Well, I’m sorry Sam’s missing out, but I won’t complain, having two handsome dinner companions.
Dante: Are you sure? I kind of — maybe I’ll be, you know, like the third wheel here.
Dante: Don’t you guys want to have a rare night out alone?
Willow: Oh, no. We manage to get out when we can. [ Chuckles ] What have you been up to?
Dante: Just working. I was just at Volonino’s, actually. Sonny was there.
Dante: Yeah. I heard you two had a dust up.
Willow: Excuse me. I’m going to call the nanny and check in on Wiley.
Dante: Oh, that was very tactfully done.
Michael: [ Chuckles ]
Dante: [ Clears throat ]
Michael: So, uh, what did our father have to say?
Dante: Well, I heard his side of the story. I was hoping to hear your side.
Michael: Oh. Look, man, this is, uh [Sighs] This is between dad and me. I think it’s — it’s probably best you stay out of it.
Curtis: I am really sorry about today. I was in a negative headspace. Had a confrontation with Marshall, and of course, it didn’t go very well.
Portia: And how is this confrontation any different from the other ones that you’ve had with him?
Curtis: Well, this time I had knowledge. I discovered some secrets that he’s been keeping from me.
Portia: And how did you come across this knowledge?
Curtis: I did some digging.
Portia: [ Scoffs ] And Marshall was upset by the invasion of his privacy.
Curtis: So much so that he, uh, packed his bags and left town.
Portia: Oh, I see. So what exactly do you think upset Marshall more, the fact that you unearthed his secret, or that you used Drew to help you do it?
Rory: I didn’t mean to scare you. I noticed you hadn’t locked the door.
Trina: Yeah, I-I meant to. I just — I just got caught up with work.
Rory: Well, you should be more careful. Um, commissioner Ashford sent me, told me to keep watch. She said there’s been some trouble with the press. Although I don’t recommend you pepper-spraying a reporter. Can you put that away now?
Trina: Right, yes. I’m sorry.
[ Both Chuckle ]
Rory: Close call. Look like you have good aim.
Trina: I do. Uh, my dad is an ex-cop.
Rory: Then I’m sure he taught you the importance of handling a weapon safely.
Trina: Oh, trust me. I know.
Rory: [ Chuckles ] Good. I’d hate to have to take you in.
Trina: Like you did with Cam and Spencer? Overreact much?
Rory: You’re still mad that I detained your friends?
Trina: Friend. Cam is my friend.
Rory: And Cassadine isn’t?
Spencer: I’m glad we understand one another.
Esme: Who was that?
Esme: Cam’s doing you a favor?
Spencer: If he knows what’s good for him. I told him that he needs to watch what he says about you in the future, or things might get physical again.
Esme: Again? You and Cam got into a fight?
Spencer: And dragged down to the PCPD, but now he knows that I’m not going to tolerate anyone badmouthing you.
Esme: You did that for me? I-I mean, Spence, you have to be careful. You cannot get arrested again.
Spencer: There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do for you. I’d better get going.
Spencer: To the gallery so I can get started on the many menial tasks that Ava’s assigned me. But if I go after hours, I can avoid Ava and Trina.
Esme: I appreciate that.
Spencer: It always has been us against the world.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Cellphone clatters ]
Something on your mind?
Nikolas: This was a waste. All that effort, Ava’s not even taking my calls.
[ Table crashes ]
Nikolas: [ Sighs ]
Esme: It was a beautiful table. I — I’m sorry Ava didn’t get a chance to see it, and for my part in ruining your plans.
Nikolas: This isn’t your fault, okay? [ Sighs ]
Esme: Ava isn’t here because she resents the fact that I am.
Nikolas: No, hey, just leave that. I-I-I’ll have somebody clean it.
Esme: [ Sighs ] Ava’s even placed her vow renewal on hold.
Nikolas: No one’s forcing her to make those choices.
Esme: It’s so obvious how you worship your wife. I-I can’t understand how Ava doesn’t appreciate that. I see what kind of partner you are, and…I want that kind of passion and loyalty in my life. You and I, we…
[ Door opens ]
Esme: …Don’t deserve to be stuck in a house without the kind of love we so desperately need.
Laura: Then I come bearing glad tidings. Nobody’s stuck, Esme. You don’t have to hide out at Spoon Island anymore.
Trina: I asked you not to arrest Cam, if you recall. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have work to do. I’ll lock up when you go.
Rory: I wasn’t trying to be a jerk. Commissioner Ashford is really pushing for everything to be by the book.
Trina: Nothing wrong with being disciplined. I can relate.
Rory: And so you know, both guys got off with a warning.
Trina: I suppose you’re just doing your job. Possibly taking it a little too seriously.
Rory: [ Chuckles ] Well, uh, since you are cutting me some slack, I wouldn’t turn down something to drink while I keep watch from my patrol car.
Trina: Officer invisible did give me a soda once. I guess I can return the favor.
Rory: [ Chuckles ] It’s actually Cabrera, but you can call me Rory if you ever need to call me.
Curtis: Drew told you about our plan?
Portia: He told me the basics. That Drew set up an interview so that Marshall would agree to a background check.
Curtis: Yeah, Marshall was pissed by all the subterfuge. He was even more upset that I defied his wishes to continue searching.
Portia: Then why did you do it?
Curtis: I did it for you and Trina and Aunt Stella and TJ, and for everyone that I love. We had to find out what Marshall was hiding. And I don’t regret that I kept at it, because what I found out was eye-popping. The man was never in a witness protection program. There was no link to no organized crime. In fact, his arrest was because of a — a protest rally decades ago.
Portia: I don’t understand why he would hide that.
Curtis: I’m guessing pride, that, you know — embarrassed that he never did jail time, you know. Instead, he was sent to a mental institution. Baby, I was gonna tell you. I just wanted to confront the man first.
Portia: And, um, well, you don’t owe me — owe me that information. But I am wondering why you didn’t share with me how you acquired it. Subterfuge, digging — my perspective could have helped you with this.
Portia: And I thought — I thought that we were in this together. But you didn’t trust me? You didn’t trust me with any of it?
Michael: I just — I don’t recognize our father anymore. I mean, do you?
Dante: Yeah. Yeah, of course I do. I just — you know, he’s going through some changes.
Michael: Yeah, changes that directly affect my mother and my son. I mean, my mom can take care of herself, but Wiley can’t. So it means I have to put my relationship with Sonny behind me.
Dante: For how long?
Willow: Wiley’s just fine.
Dante: Oh, good.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Dante: That’s me. And now it’s my turn to be excused. I got a work call. Excuse me.
Willow: Everything okay?
Michael: Well, Dante didn’t try and talk me out of my position, so there’s that.
Willow: [ Sighs ] Relationships with parents are tricky. I still need to check in with my mom about her drinking last night. That is not like her.
Dante: Uh, hey, you two. I just got called to the scene of an accident. I got to jet.
Willow: Eventful night.
Dante: Yeah, it appears so. Hey, I just want to say, whatever happens with you and Sonny, we’re brothers always, okay?
Michael: Yeah, always.
Dante: Rain check on the dinner?
Michael: Sounds good, man. Next time bring Sam, okay?
Dante: Of course. No more third wheel for you guys.
[ All Laugh ]
Sam: You couldn’t have known how deep Harmony’s lies went, or what she was actually capable of.
Alexis: I didn’t. Not even close.
[ Monitor beeping ]
Alexis: [ Sighs ] She killed Neil, and then she became my friend and — and tried to kill me!
Carly: Harmony stole a baby. I mean, that is pretty shocking. But is it sufficient motive to kill you, Alexis, Neil Byrne, and his brother? Was it all to avoid going back to prison, or is there more to the story?
Harmony: Nina and I are connected through Wiley.
Carly: I know, but I have a feeling there’s something more to it. When you came to ask for a job at the metro court, you said you owed Nina.
Harmony: I misspoke.
Carly: Not sure.
Jordan: Try me.
Carly: I’m — [ Scoffs ] Well, I mean, I think Brendon knew that Harmony killed his brother.
Jordan: Then why not come to the police, especially when he had the damning evidence in her file?
Carly: Uh, you know, apparently — um, a-apparently, he was trying to shake her down.
Jordan: Okay. Then why would Harmony go to such extreme lengths? And what was in that file? Carly?
Jordan: What else do you know?
Sasha: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22…
Gladys: If she dies, are we gonna get in trouble?
Sasha: …25, 26, 27, 28, 29…
Gladys: Willow could sue —
Sasha: Gladys, this isn’t helping! 29, 30 —
Harmony: [ Gasps ]
Sasha: Oh, Harmony. She’s back, she’s back.
Sasha: Okay, Harmony, hold on. Help is coming.
Sasha: Help is coming.
Gladys: You did it. You brought her back.
[ Harmony breathing wheezily ]
[ Camera shutter clicking ]
Felty: Oh, that’s so good, Sasha. Look at me, look at me, look at me. Mm-hmm.
Jordan: Did Harmony tell you anything? Any indication of why she would murder two people and try to kill two more?
Carly: I don’t know what you want me to say, Jordan. What I do know is that Willow is going to be devastated, and I am worried about her safety. Michael and Wiley, too, which is why I have got to let them know what’s going on.
Jordan: It’s being handled. Everyone has to remain calm, including you. So sit tight. Got it?
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Jordan: Commissioner Ashford.
Carly: Yeah, I bet I sit tight.
Sam: Mom, are you sure you don’t need any more medical attention?
Alexis: You heard TJ. No concussion. I’m fine, at least physically.
Sam: I’m so sorry she did this to you. You let that woman into your home.
Alexis: I’m realizing Harmony was the cause of not only one bad night, but many.
[ Sirens wailing, horn honking ]
Paramedic: Dude, seriously, what are you doing?
Felty: Sorry. Okay. There’s two ways this thing plays out. I sell these pictures with the story that The Face of Deception is the heroine who saved the day, or you stand in my way and the story is you caused this tragedy.
[ Police radio beeps ]
Gladys: Sell the heroic pictures.
Sasha: No, Gladys!
Gladys: He’s gonna sell something. And the bad press will make Deception’s stock go down. Is that what you want?
Felty: Listen to the lady. It benefits us both. And if we’re gonna do that, I need something of mine returned. I think we both know what that is.
Paramedic: Nice job keeping her alive.
Felty: Yeah. Isn’t she great?
[ Siren wailing ]
Felty: My memory card?
Sasha: I don’t think so.
Felty: Okay, then, “The Face of Collision” it is.
Sasha: Why don’t you just leave me alone?!
Felty: And the whole world will see that you’re flaming out after you lost your kid. Smile for the camera.
Sasha: You bastard! No!
Gladys: Sasha, no.
Dante: Hey, hey, stop! Stop, stop! That’s enough, that’s enough.
Portia: I know you. I know you wouldn’t have got Drew involved unless you had serious concerns. But I wish you would have trusted me to understand that.
Curtis: Honey, I do trust you, okay? But ever since, you know… we moved in together, I’ve been concerned about Marshall’s past showing up on our doorstep. And leaving Trina at the house with him the night Aunt Stella had a panic attack, that didn’t help matters.
Portia: Trina seemed perfectly safe with Marshall, though.
Curtis: I’m not saying Marshall’s the danger, but I’m worried about his past. I just — I had to get answers.
Portia: So how’d you go about it? Didn’t Marshall’s background check come back clean?
Curtis: Yeah, Marshall had a sealed arrest record. He told me that himself.
Portia: And I know he didn’t tell you the contents of that record. So how’d you go about finding out?
Laura: What happened here?
Nikolas: It’s a momentary lapse. What’s this news of yours?
Laura: I had a conversation with Sonny. He assured me that Esme has nothing to fear from him. He gave me his word, and his word is his bond. So we can all resume our normal lives. Perhaps you can move out now, Esme.
Nikolas: Well, let’s not be too hasty.
Trina: Sorry. This is all we have. Do you like that piece?
Rory: Uh, I’m not sure. I don’t know anything about art. I’ve walked past the chuck museum a thousand times and never stepped foot inside.
Trina: Sad. You’re definitely missing out.
Rory: I really like the front steps. It’s a great place to eat my lunch.
Trina: Trust me, what’s inside is a million times better.
Rory: Even if I have no idea what I’m looking at?
Trina: [ Chuckles ] See, the thing about art is that it’s subjective. How does this painting make you feel?
Trina: Why hopeful?
Rory: [ Chuckles ] Well, you’re putting me on the spot here. Um, something about that mixture of dark and light.
Trina: Yeah. I can see that.
Spencer: That’s called contrast. [ Clears throat ] But you should ask Trina to educate you about Chiaroscuro, the treatment of light and shade.
Trina: You’re the expert on all things shady. Why are you here?
Portia: I know a former investigator has all kinds of sources, and I’m not asking you to reveal them, but to get access to a sealed police record…
Curtis: I was right. You don’t approve.
Portia: You’re not understanding me. I’m not judging you, I’m concerned.
Curtis: For Marshall or my relationship with him?
Portia: Of course I hope that Marshall is okay. And I am sensitive to his desire to want to keep his mental-health issues private. And as far as your father-and-son relationship, I am with you. I support whatever you want.
Curtis: Then why are you upset?
Portia: I’m upset because I don’t want to lose you, Curtis.
Rory: Well, if it isn’t the mayor’s grandson. What brings you here?
Spencer: Work. I’m here to start my restitution. And I figured that since Trina is no longer supervising me, I could make my own hours.
Rory: I bet. You seem to like making your own rules.
Spencer: If now’s a bad time, I can leave.
Trina: No, I’ll go. I just need to finish up.
Rory: Well, while the two of you decide, I’ll be in the car. Thanks again for the water.
Spencer: Why’re you hanging out with him?
Trina: Not that it’s any of your business, but Commissioner Ashford assigned him to me as my protection.
Spencer: Like a bodyguard? That guy?
Trina: Why did Rory make that comment about you being the mayor’s grandson?
Spencer: “Rory”? You’re on a first-name basis now?
Trina: You used your grandmother’s position to avoid charges, didn’t you?
Spencer: I may have asked him if he knew who I was. But he would have found out anyway.
Trina: You don’t think twice, do you? You just throw money or influence or even both and expect things to go your way. I thought you would grow out of that. But I was wrong all along. You are still the same entitled brat that I had the bad luck of meeting months ago.
Nikolas: Spencer and Esme can’t support themselves.
Esme: I still don’t have access to my trust fund, and Spence isn’t making any money at the gallery.
Laura: But I’m sure he could go back to work at Kelly’s.
Esme: Spence and Cam had a, um, disagreement.
Laura: I am aware of that. I was Spencer’s first call from jail.
Esme: I should probably go talk to Spence. We wouldn’t want to trespass on anyone’s kindness for too long. I’ll go tell him the good news.
Esme: Thank you, Laura.
Laura: Oh, you’re so welcome.
Nikolas: I appreciate you coming here to deliver the news personally.
Laura: And not a minute too soon, it seems.
Dante: Okay, what the hell happened here? W-what’s going on?
Felty: I’m bleeding. She’s insane.
Sasha: I’m insane?! You bloodsucker!
Gladys: Shh! Okay, okay, not another word without an attorney present. I’m gonna call Brando. She’s not saying another word, so save your breath.
[ Police radio chatter ]
Felty: Uh, I need medical attention.
Dante: Then drive yourself to G.H. And get medical attention. And don’t leave there till I take your statement.
Felty: Oh, you’re gonna get my statement all right.
Dante: Good. Get out of here.
Sasha: [ Breathing heavily ]
Dante: Are you okay?
Sasha: No. How’s Harmony?
Dante: It’s too soon to tell. What happened here?
[ Vehicle door opens, closes ]
Sasha: That horrible man was chasing us.
[ Engine starts ]
Dante: Okay, what was — was he trying to get photos?
[ Vehicle departs ]
Sasha: I was trying to get away. I was driving and —
Dante: Okay, stop. Sasha, you should know you do have a right to counsel, okay? But I need to know what happened tonight with Harmony miller. How did she get hurt?
Sasha: She just ran out into the road right in front of my car. I-I couldn’t swerve. Oh, my god, Dante, what if she doesn’t make it? [ Sniffles ]
Gladys: That’s enough for now. Can’t you see she’s upset?
Dante: Okay. Okay. You can go, but you got to get her to G.H. Have her checked out, she could be in shock. In the morning, I’m gonna need you both to come to the station and make a statement, okay?
Gladys: Well, let’s — let’s go, sweetheart.
Michael: Some date night, huh?
Willow: Started off weird. Sam couldn’t make it, and Dante got called away. It’s not your fault.
Michael: Well, thanks. I’m sorry, kind of just been in a funk since Dante brought up my dad.
Willow: Cutting a parent out of your life is not easy.
Michael: [ Sighs ]
Willow: But it doesn’t have to be forever. Look at me and my mom.
Michael: You know what? Enough gloomy talk. Like Dante said, this is a rare night out, so let’s make the best of it.
Willow: Do you have anything in particular in mind?
Michael: I got a few things in mind.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
Michael: Oh. [ Sighs ] Of course.
Willow: [ Chuckles ]
[ Ringing continues ]
Michael: Hold that thought. It’s my mom. Hey.
Carly: Michael, is Willow with you?
Michael: Uh, yeah. We just sat down to dinner. Everything okay?
Carly: Oh. No, no, it’s not okay. And this isn’t about Wiley, but I need you and Willow to come to the emergency room at G.H. Right now. And I will tell you everything when you get here.
Michael: Okay. Yeah, we’re on our way.
Willow: What is it?
Carly: Alexis! Hey, are you okay?
Alexis: I’m fine, thanks to you.
Alexis: You saved my life. What about you?
Carly: I’m okay, a-and thank you. I mean, if you didn’t show up when you did…
Sam: Hey, so Spinelli’s trying to get a location on Harmony’s phone.
Alexis: Well, she sure as hell won’t be calling me. My reporter with the contact at PCPD says there isn’t any info yet, but hopefully they’ll find Harmony and this will all be over soon.
Amy: Ms. Davis, your release papers are done. Ms. Corinthos, we’re working on yours.
[ Door opens, gurney rattles ]
Paramedic: We have a female involved in MVA. She was in full arrest on scene. A bystander performed CPR and patient achieved ROSC. Patient has multiple injuries and probable head trauma.
Amy: Oh, my god. That’s Willow’s mother.
TJ: Get her to cubicle 1. We need radiology down here, stat, a DIC panel, CBC, CMP, blood gases, and two units of O neg.
Sasha: [ Crying, breathing heavily ]
Gladys: Dante told me to have you checked out at G.H., And I agree. Brando’s very worried about you, honey.
Sasha: [ Sniffles ] Just say it, Gladys!
Gladys: Hey, Harmony came out of nowhere. There’s no way you could have avoided her. But the fact is, you were speeding. What is on that memory card that’s got you so upset?
Paparazzo Felty: Is that on the menu?
Sasha: [ Gasps ]
[ Camera shutter clicks ]
Sasha: Ugh! I’m just so sick of being treated like some animal in an exhibit! Ever since I lost Liam, my grief has been judged and analyzed and exploited! And I-I just can’t take it anymore! [ Sobs ]
Gladys: I get it, I get it. I get it, but you don’t have to worry. The memory card is safe in my purse. [ Mouths ] It’s okay.
Sasha: What? Thank you, Gladys. Can I have it?
Gladys: Of course, of course. B-but let’s get you to the hospital first. Okay?
Gladys: All right.
Sasha: I hope Willow is there. I owe her an explanation.
Alexis: Jordan, what did you find out? Do you know what happened to Harmony Miller?
Jordan: Apparently, she was struck in a single vehicle collision.
Sam: Wait, Harmony was able to commandeer a getaway car and crashed?
Jordan: Not exactly.
Willow: Wait. What? This is about my mom? W-where is she? What happened?
Jordan: Willow, let’s have a seat.
Willow: N-no, tell me what’s going on. Is my mother okay?
Jordan: Your mother was struck by a car earlier tonight.
Willow: I want to see her.
Jordan: They’re trying to stabilize her right now.
Willow: Oh, my God.
Michael: Come on.
Carly: Willow… Willow, they’re doing everything they can for your mom.
Willow: Uh, I-I-I don’t understand. Did my mom drive off the road? W-what?
Michael: Mom, is this why you wanted us here? H-how did you find out about this, and what — what happened to your face?
Carly: We’ll talk about it later.
Willow: Wait a minute, Carly. Do you know what’s happening here?
Curtis: I’m not going nowhere.
Portia: But you can’t promise me that. Not if you’re using questionable methods. You’re keeping me at bay. Honey, I lived through this. I lived through this whole thing with Taggert. I’m not doing it again.
Curtis: I did what I did to protect what we have.
Portia: Did what exactly? There’s no way you got that sealed record from a legitimate source, I know it.
Curtis: I do not want to jeopardize what we’re building.
Portia: Well, I’m glad to hear it. And I know that your past is important to you, but I need you to promise me that from this point forward, you’re gonna put our future first.
Laura: Seems like I walked in on sort of, um… a close moment between you and Esme.
Nikolas: I was upset because Ava wasn’t available for a surprise dinner that I arranged. I didn’t realize that she had other plans. Esme was blaming herself, and I was consoling her.
Laura: Seems to me you should be consoling your wife.
Nikolas: [ Sighs ] Well, now that Esme won’t be around all the time, hopefully things will improve. [ Sighs ]
Laura: I’m a little worried about Spencer. He’s been fighting with his friends. He’s becoming increasingly more isolated. I mean, soon it’ll just be Esme and Victor.
Nikolas: And me. We’re still growing closer.
Laura: Get Esme out of the house.
Nikolas: [ Sighs ]
Laura: She is the common denominator in all of these strained relationships.
Nikolas: Esme’s not perfect. But you’re giving her too much power.
Laura: She is manipulative. Can you see that? She sows chaos.
Nikolas: Bottom line, Esme wants to be loved and needed. Once she and Spencer patch things up, things will get back on track. Spencer will rebuild his life. Ava and I will rebuild ours. And once that finally happens, we’ll come together as a family. [ Sighs ]
Laura: When did you become the optimist?
Nikolas: Am I wrong to hope for a positive outcome?
Laura: No, not wrong to — not necessarily. I think you’re being a little naive. There is a scorpion under your roof. Get rid of her before she poisons all of you.
Spencer: You cannot blame me for using my connections. Another arrest on my record could send me back to prison. Aren’t you doing all that you can to keep from being incarcerated?
Trina: I’m innocent. Not that you believe me.
Spencer: Do you really regret meeting me?
Trina: How self-absorbed can you get? I am facing trial and a Title IX investigation that can give me kicked out of school. Out of all the things I stand to lose, you’re the least important.
Spencer: I know that I hurt you, Trina, but don’t try to hurt me, no matter how much I deserve it. It’s just not your style.
Trina: Maybe then you don’t know me after all. I was certainly wrong thinking I knew you.
Spencer: You do know me. And you believed in me, at least you did.
Trina: [ Scoffs ] Oh, please [Scoffs] You’re the only person that would try to make me feel guilty for — for your sick, wack friendship.
Spencer: That’s not what this is.
Trina: Yes, it is. You’re playing all the hits, and I’m not listening. You abandoned me when I needed you the most. If you want to work nights, I’ll work days.
Spencer: No, don’t — don’t interrupt your schedule. I just needed to get away from the house tonight.
Trina: Issues with you dad?
Spencer: Actually, he and I are on better terms than we’ve been in a long time.
Trina: Then what are you running from? Your beloved Esme?
Curtis: There’s nothing more important than our future together.
Portia: And what about Marshall? Will you look for him?
Curtis: I mean, he disappeared successfully for decades. I’m beginning to think he doesn’t want to be found.
Portia: Well, nobody knew to look for him then, but now they do. I get the feeling that family means everything to Marshall.
Curtis: Well, then, he and I have that in common. Because you and Trina, you’re family, too. I know she’s not my daughter, but I care about her. I hope you will trust that I will always do what’s best for both of you.
Portia: I do.
Curtis: Because ethics and integrity, I know, mean a lot to both of us. So going forward… …you’re never gonna have to worry about that.
Nikolas: Nothing is more important to me than Ava and Spencer, and I believe that my family will be intact once all the dust settles.
Laura: Okay. I admire your confidence and your resolve. I just hope you know what you’re doing.
Spencer: Believe it or not, I miss going to Kelly’s. I used to feel useful there. I mean, I hated that job at first, but I started to appreciate how feeling productive improved my state of mind.
Trina: Then go back. Especially if you’re taking nights here.
Spencer: You and Joss don’t want Cam to rehire me.
Trina: Joss, maybe. She’s just protecting me. I don’t mind. I get how that can be important to you.
Spencer: You always do.
Trina: But not how Esme gets you, right? I’ll leave your to-do list so that you can run home to your phony, twisted witch you consider the love of your life.
Spencer: Esme is anything but that.
Dante: All righty. Thank you for your statement.
Felty: Whoa, is that it? What about my memory card? First, the mother-in-law stole it from me, and then Sasha Gilmore attacked me when I asked for it back.
Dante: Yeah, she attacked you. That looks real life-threatening, huh?
Dante: Do you want to press charges, Mr. Felty?
Felty: Yeah. Yeah, that’ll show her.
Dante: That’s cool. That’s your right.
Dante: It’s also Ms. Gilmore’s right to counter charge for assault and harassment. Want to do that?
Felty: Forget it.
Dante: That’s what I thought. Oh, and since we’re probably also looking at an investigation into illegal vehicular pursuit, do me a favor and don’t go anywhere.
Felty: [ Scoffs ] Thanks. For nothing. [ Sighs ] Hey, Smoltzy. You’re gonna want to hit an ATM ’cause what I got, you’re gonna want. [ Laughs ]
Willow: Were you two with my mom?
Carly: Not at the time of the accident.
Alexis: Before. At rana point. Yeah.
Willow: But why?
[ Hospital bed rolling ]
Willow: Oh, my god, mom. Dr. Ashford, can I talk to her?
TJ: No time. Your mom’s injuries are critical. I will bring you news as soon as I have some. We need to get her to the O.R. Now.
Willow: Who could have done this to my mom?
On the next “General Hospital” —
Brando (to Sasha): What reason did the photographer have for chasing you?
Willow (to Michael): I will never forgive myself for pushing her away.
Spencer: You’re the one I have my eyes on.
Trina: You made the choice. Deal with it.
Josslyn (to Carly): What were you doing in the ER?
Esme: Will finally see though your good girl act.
Ava (to Nikolas): Tell me you’re not letting her stay.