General Hospital Transcript
Ned: Oh, good. You’re back.
Drew: Hey. I was just out for a run. What’s up?
Ned: Well, I just wanted to follow up with you about the plan to merge ELQ and Aurora.
Drew: Okay. How can I help?
Ned: Call it off.
Esme: It means so much to me that you wouldn’t turn your back on me. Thank you for being so kind. I’m just glad you’re your own man.
Josslyn: No, he’s my man. And you have about five seconds to get your tentacles off of him.
Esme: My tentacles? Wow, Joss. At least my claws would have been sharp, but tentacles?
Josslyn: They’re slimy.
Trina: And they suck.
Esme: I know you guys don’t believe this, but I do have feelings.
Trina: Oh, we know.
Josslyn: Jealousy, possessiveness. Now get lost. And next time you think about talking to my boyfriend, don’t. Because you have one of your own.
Esme: Cam, do you want me to go? See? Cam can make his own decisions. So you’re just gonna have to get over the fact that Cam and Spence are on my side.
Spencer: This season, last season. This season… three seasons ago? Very unlike you, Esme. What do we have here?
Michael: What are you thinking?
Willow: That my mother is dead. But she wasn’t my mother… …and I have no idea who is.
Nina: I didn’t want this fight, Ava, but now that I’m in it, I’m gonna come out guns blazing and Carly’s gonna hope to God that she’s not in the line of fire.
Carly: How is it that you manage to see yourself as the victim in situations that you’ve caused?
Nina: You, Michael, and Willow backed me into a corner about Wiley. I had no choice but to fight.
Carly: You always have choices, and you always make the wrong ones.
Nina: I did everything I could to avoid a court battle. Carly, Michael and Willow forced my hand. And what is this smear campaign that you’re doing about me in the press?
Carly: Oh, what about the feature isn’t true? I mean, if anything is even a little inaccurate, I’ll ask them to retract it myself. And you? She forced you into labor and then she stole your baby. How is it you’re friends now?
Ava: People change.
Nina: All I asked, ever, was a little time with my grandson. Not even a lot. And if you just took five seconds to stop and think about it, Carly, you’d see that we want the same thing.
Carly: Yeah? What’s that?
Willow: How messed up is it that I’m so sad about Harmony? I don’t even know how I wound up with her, if I was stolen, if…my birth parents gave me away. All I know is that Harmony carted me around all over the country from commune to ashram to cult. [ Scoffs ] And now I’m sad that she’s gone?
Michael: I mean, hey, she’s the only mother you ever knew. Of course you’re gonna be sad.
Willow: [ Sighs ] And now I have to go to the PCPD and provide a DNA sample so they can verify Harmony’s motive for killing Neil Byrne and his brother. It is… [ Exhales sharply ] It’s too much.
Michael: Okay, just don’t — don’t worry about the DNA test, okay? I-I can run interference.
Willow: You sure?
Michael: Yeah. I mean, if the — the brother-to-brother appeal with Dante doesn’t work, then there’s always Diane.
[ Knock on door ]
Michael: Hey, Alexis. What brings you by?
Alexis: Hey, I can certainly understand why this might not be a good time, but I was hoping to speak to Willow… about Harmony.
Cameron: I-I’m not choosing sides here, but if I did, I’d have to side with Joss and Trina.
Trina: Not choosing a side is the same as backing the bad guy.
Esme: I am sick and tired of having the same fight with you.
Josslyn: Then come clean. Confess. Say it was some practical joke that got out of hand and you didn’t know how to handle it.
Esme: Why would I confess to something that I didn’t do?
Josslyn: See? You haven’t changed. As for feelings, the only ones you have are for yourself.
Esme: Whatever, Joss. Your issues with me say way more about you than they ever will about me.
Trina: 50% deflection, 50% deception, and 100% shady.
Esme: You two enjoy feeling superior. Thanks for comforting me, Cam. It’s nice to know someone around here still has a heart.
Josslyn: What the hell was that?
Cameron: It’s not what it looks like.
Josslyn: Oh, and — and now you’re texting someone.
Cameron: Look, just give me a second and I’ll explain.
Josslyn: Cameron! Who at this moment could you possibly be texting that is more important than me and Trina?
Spencer: No label. No way to trace it. Unless… [ Inhales sharply ] Alright, Esme. What else are you hiding?
Nina: I heard about Harmony. There’s already been so much devastation.
Carly: You say that like you didn’t cause any of it?
Nina: Yeah, I made my share of mistakes. Mistakes.
Carly: Boy, that’s your favorite word.
Nina: And I’ve hurt a lot of people because, Carly, I was hurting.
Carly: And let me guess — this is where you blame me again?
Nina: No. I understand that… Willow and Michael, they make their own decisions, but they really respect your opinion.
Ava: You know, it’s, uh — it’s getting late, so I’m gonna run. Uh, unless…you ladies need a referee?
Nina: No, we’ll be fine.
Carly: Goodbye, Ava.
Nina: Carly. Sit with me. Please.
Carly: I only have a minute. I’m here to check on Phyllis. I want to see how she’s doing since the robbery.
Nina: I assume you heard that from Sonny.
Carly: No. I have my own sources. But if you’re wondering if I talk to Sonny, the answer’s yes.
Michael: Um, you know, there’s some things I got to take care of at the house, so I’ll leave you to it.
[ Door opens ]
[ Door closes ]
Alexis: I am just now realizing I only planned what I was going to say through the introduction. So now we’re past that.
Willow: Okay, then. I’ll start.
Alexis: Oh, please.
Willow: Turns out Harmony was… capable of terrible things. But that’s not all she was. And for the time you had a friendship, I choose to believe that it was real. And I’m… glad she had you.
Alexis: I was grateful to have her as a friend, too. She came along when I really needed one. The tragedy is that she knew how to fake being a good person so well.
Willow: Well, I can’t believe it was all fake.
Alexis: I guess we’ll never know. Seems neither of us really knew her, did we?
[ Cellphone chimes ]
Spencer: Esme is on her way back. Esme or not, I can’t give up now.
Josslyn: What is going on with you lately?
Cameron: What do you mean?
Trina: You’ve been acting weird.
Josslyn: What Trina said.
Trina: Like super in denial weird. And by weird, I mean, like…
Josslyn: Esme made a sex tape of us and shared it with the world.
Trina: And I may be going to prison for it.
Josslyn: And you’re over here, like la, la, la, giving Spencer his job back?
Cameron: That was a business decision.
Josslyn: Hugging Esme? Was that a business decision?
Cameron: I didn’t hug her. She hugged me.
Josslyn: Cam, that is the second time I have seen her with her arms wrapped around you. Learn how to dodge.
Cameron: What do you want me to do? Do you want me to leap out of the way or slide across the counter?
Josslyn: Why are you making excuses to comfort her?
Trina: Okay, guys, we need to chill out.
Cameron: Thank you!
Trina: Because! Arguing like this, this is what Esme wants.
Josslyn: She probably saw us heading over here and then ran like crazy to beat us just so we could walk in on her hugging Cam.
Trina: Okay, Cam, please help us understand. [ Sighs ] I get why you gave Spencer back his job, but…
Josslyn: I don’t.
Trina: …But why are you supporting someone who ruined all of our lives, yours included?
Cameron: I’m just… I’m trying to do the right thing.
Josslyn: No. The right thing would be to stay as far away from Esme and Spencer as possible.
Trina: I gotta go.
Josslyn: You do?
Trina: Yeah. Homework.
Josslyn: Okay. Before you go…
Trina: Thanks. Remember — play nice. Listen to each other. Don’t let Esme win.
Cameron: I won’t.
Josslyn: Did you see that? Why would you hurt Trina that way?
Trina: Hi. I need your help. It’s important.
Drew: Sorry to keep you waiting. Not a problem. I’m on my way to meet Sam. We’re gonna discuss Scout’s summer schedule.
Ned: Oh, so you have to rush out? I do, but I’m hoping to put your mind at ease first.
Ned: Well, I think you know what my concerns are.
Drew: I believe I do, Ned, and like I said, my ELQ shares are gonna revert back to me very soon. Valentin will no longer have majority, but he’s still gonna own a lot of shares, so our position is in order to protect us from future takeovers, the best possible situation is for Aurora and ELQ to merge. That way Valentin’s remaining shares will be even more diluted.
Ned: And what will the leadership structure be in this new company?
Drew: Yeah. I really think that we should wait for Michael to talk about this.
Michael: Here I am. Talk about what? You two think merging ELQ and Aurora is the best strategy to keep ELQ in the family. Now, correct me if I’m wrong, if that merger goes through… I’m out in the cold.
Nina: Carly, I know that you and Sonny will always be in each other’s lives, but Sonny is not who we need to talk about right now.
Carly: You got that right.
Nina: How’s Willow?
Carly: She’s grieving… and heartbroken.
Nina: Yeah. Please send her my condolences.
Carly: No. Don’t do that. Don’t pretend to be concerned about Willow when you were just ranting about how she’s the one who forced you to fight with my family.
Nina: I’m concerned about Wiley, and Willow is Wiley’s mother. So in turn, I’m concerned about Willow.
Carly: Yeah, well, fortunately, Wiley’s too young to understand what’s going on.
Nina: Yeah. But did they tell him that his grandmother died? That grandma Harmony is gone?
Carly: When and if they tell him, that will be up to Willow and Michael.
Nina: No, I understand it’s up to Willow and Michael, Carly, but you don’t want that little boy to feel like he was abandoned by his grandmother. I don’t think it’s fair to keep this from him.
Carly: Are you kidding me? Wiley is too young to process that kind of information. Kind of like when you told him that Willow wasn’t his real mommy. How you hand someone that kind of information can do more harm than good.
Nina: Well, lies can do harm, too.
Carly: Boy, yours sure did, huh?
Nina: Alright, Carly [Clears throat] Whether Wiley knows about his grandmother dying or not, you know, he lost her. She is no longer in his life. Is it really fair for this little boy to lose another grandmother, too?
Carly: You’re not doing this for Wiley. You’re doing this for yourself because you can’t see past your own selfishness to do what’s best for him.
Josslyn: Trina is about to be tried for a felony, one that Esme set her up for, blowing up all of our lives in the process. It is us versus her.
Cameron: Look, Joss, the last thing that I want to do is hurt either you or Trina.
Josslyn: Then what are you doing comforting the enemy?
Cameron: Look, I told you. It’s not like that.
Josslyn: I don’t care who hugged who… but, Cam, you cannot give Esme a literal shoulder to cry on knowing who she is and what she’s done.
Cameron: Okay, look. She came in here looking for Spencer. When I told her that he wasn’t here, she got all upset. What was I supposed to do?
Josslyn: Walk away. Let her wallow in the misery that she’s created.
Cameron: Look, I know what Esme has done, alright? But I’m sorry, Joss. I-I can’t be that heartless. I’m not wired like that.
Josslyn: Unlike me?
Ava: So, come on. Tell me what’s going on. You said it’s important.
Trina: Well… I just saw Esme at Kelly’s… …crying crocodile tears on Cameron’s shoulder, and he was actually comforting her.
Ava: After everything that little demon has done to you? How dare he?
Trina: Well, he did say she just threw herself in his arms and he just froze.
Ava: Uh-huh. Still, though, it’s a major violation of your friendship. I hope you let him have it.
Trina: But that’s what Esme would want, right? To — to drive a wedge between the three of us?
Ava: Yeah. You’re smart. That’s a good point.
Trina: I mean, it just hurt me so much to see Cam and Esme like that. I could never tell him not to be nice to someone.
Ava: Why not? This is Esme we’re talking about. Why should anybody be nice to her?
Trina: It’s just that every time I see her, it’s like she’s just rubbing it in my face that she’s ruining my life and getting away with it.
Ava: What do you mean every time? H-how often do you see her?
Trina: I mean, she just came here the other night to see Spencer.
Ava: [ Scoffs ] So, Spencer is having little rendezvous with his girlfriend in my gallery when he’s supposed to be making restitution?
Trina: Oh, no. He was definitely surprised to see her. But don’t worry. I kicked her out.
Ava: [ Laughs ] Yeah, you did! Good for you. And as for Cameron, you have every right to feel betrayed.
Trina: Thanks, Ava. You’ve had my back through all of this, and I really appreciate it.
Ava: Of course!
Trina: That’s why I needed to meet. I need your help.
Michael: We’re keeping all of our options open in regards to leadership. Everything — everything’s in the early stages still.
Ned: Realistically, how much would this merger actually dilute Valentin’s shares? Aurora and ELQ are hardly on the same scale.
Drew: Okay, well, we’re in the process of bulking up Aurora so that it will be as much of a merger of equals as possible, Ned.
Ned: Oh. It seems as though the two of you have given this a lot of thought for something that’s still in the early stages.
Drew: I mean, since we both run Aurora, we’ve had the opportunity to discuss this a little bit more, that’s all.
Ned: So I shouldn’t read anything into the fact that I wasn’t a part of any of these discussions?
Willow: Michael started to suspect something was up when there was no record of my birth certificate. When Harmony miraculously obtained a copy… I didn’t ask questions.
Alexis: When you lost your copy, Harmony came to me for help.
Willow: Wait. Does this mean… you’ve known she wasn’t my mother?
Alexis: I have.
Willow: For how long?
Willow: No, no. You know what? It — it’s okay. It didn’t matter.
Alexis: E-except it does. You must be so angry. I-I should have said something.
Willow: Well, no, of — of course I’m — I’m angry, but as for you telling me, it wasn’t your place. That was Harmony’s responsibility.
Alexis: I tried to get her to, but she was afraid to lose you. She told me a woman on the commune in Colorado named Joan gave birth to you and then disappeared. And the leader gave you to Harmony for her and your father to raise. They were so worried that Joan would come back for you, they left the commune.
Willow: And do you think any of that story is true?
Nina: I love Wiley, and I deserve to be in his life.
Carly: Loving someone doesn’t entitle you to anything.
Nina: Well, he’s my family. And despite your best effort to discredit me, the judge is gonna see the truth.
Phyllis: Carly. Nina. What a lovely surprise to see you both… together.
Carly: Nina and I are done. I actually I came here to see you.
Phyllis: Then why don’t you join me at the bar while I tend to some business? Nina, will you be sticking around?
Nina: Um…I just — I just need a minute. Excuse me.
Carly: I honestly didn’t come here to get into it with Nina. Okay?
Phyllis: Oh, I believe it. Then what does bring you by?
Carly: You know, it’s been a few weeks since the attempted robbery. I just wanted to check on you, see how you were doing.
Phyllis: Oh, I’m doing well. It’s kind of you to take an interest. Just so you know, you’re always welcome here.
Carly: Thank you. And I don’t…expect you to choose between me and Nina. I mean, I know you’re always gonna protect her.
Phyllis: Well, that’s an instinct that never goes away. Nina was pregnant, in a coma. When someone is as helpless as she was… it’s hard not to care.
Carly: And you got roped into Madeline’s lies… lies that set Nina on a path to destruction.
Trina: Proving my innocence in court isn’t gonna cut it anymore. I need to prove that Esme did this… and make her pay for it.
Ava: I’m in. What can I do?
Trina: Well, Esme is obviously a master schemer. I mean, she blows up your car and now she’s living with you.
Ava: Mm. Don’t remind me.
Trina: When it comes to scheming, I’m clearly out of my depth. But you, on the other hand, are not. In fact, you’re the only person I know that can out-scheme Esme. No offense.
Ava: Eh. None taken. In fact, I’m flattered by your faith in me.
Trina: So tell me — what should I do?
Esme: What the hell are you doing?!
Spencer: Esme? What’s up?
Esme: What are you doing, going through my personal things?
Spencer: I was looking for my sunglasses.
Esme: In a shoe box?!
Spencer: While I was searching, I saw that box, and I thought that it was strange that you had kept shoes that were so out of season.
Esme: You think you know me so well.
Spencer: Don’t I?!
Esme: So, what were you doing? H-h-hoping to borrow dated heels?!
Spencer: I saw the letters… from your nanny Maggie. You told me that you lost contact with her. So why is there an entire box full of her letters?
Cameron: Joss, you’re not heartless. You have one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. It’s just that you can really hold a grudge.
Josslyn: Only when people deserve it. Like Esme.
Cameron: I’m angry at Esme, too.
Josslyn: Really? Because you seem to be in a very forgiving place with her.
Cameron: Look. I haven’t forgiven Esme for anything. It’s just that… your anger is very fierce, but it’s also proactive. You can’t look at Esme without wanting to start a fight.
Josslyn: My friends and my family are the most important things in the world to me. So when someone hurts them, I can’t just forgive them. Is that so wrong?
Cameron: No. I-I-I think it’s great.
Josslyn: You do?
Cameron: Your ride-or-die loyalty is one of the things I love most about you. And I-I like to think that I’m just that loyal. I just don’t express it in the same way.
Drew: I give you my word, Ned. Michael and my proximity at Aurora is the only reason we’ve had these discussions at all.
Michael: Yeah. Look, when — when it comes time to discuss leadership, you will be informed.
Ned: Informed? Look, Michael, up until a few days ago, I was under the assumption that when we got ELQ back from Valentin that I would be the CEO.
Michael: Yes. Yes, I know.
Ned: So if I’m to have a commensurate position in this new company, I feel like I should be a part of all the discussions.
Michael: I agree, and — and we’ll make sure that you are. It’s just… it’s not that simple.
Alexis: As time went on, Harmony’s story didn’t hold up. Then Brendon showed up in town… and you know the rest.
Willow: There’s still so much we’re not sure about.
Alexis: When Harmony first confided in me, I encouraged her to tell you the truth several times.
Willow: Why didn’t she?
Alexis: S-she was worried you would never forgive her. And if she was willing to kill to keep it a secret, well, suffice it to say, your relationship meant a lot to her.
Willow: I’ve been… leaving room in my mind for the possibility that… none of this is true, that… Harmony had some kind of [Inhales sharply] Break with reality, but… now hearing you talk about how much trouble she went through to hide the truth, it’s — it’s really sinking in. Harmony was lying to me my whole life. I feel like I’ve lost my mother twice. Not to mention my father. Oh, my god. My father. I wonder if he knew what Harmony did.
Phyllis: Madeline kept a lot of secrets. I wish I’d been more discerning.
Carly: Well, I’m sure it brought Nina some comfort knowing that you were there when her baby was welcomed into the world.
Phyllis: Actually, I wasn’t at the birth.
Carly: Oh. I thought you were —
Phyllis: By the time I got to work, the baby had already been born. That’s when Madeline gave the baby to me… to send me to deliver her to her adoptive parents.
Carly: Oh. So you weren’t there when Nelle was born. Do you know who was?
Phyllis: No, I don’t. Why do you ask?
Carly: Nina is petitioning to visit Wiley, so, you know, uh, Nelle’s been on my mind lately.
Phyllis: I didn’t realize it at the time, but there was a huge inheritance at stake. That’s why Madeline gave Nina’s baby away and tried to make sure she couldn’t be traced.
Carly: Well, seems like you’re the only person who knew what was going on because Madeline roped you into it.
Phyllis: The one silver lining is that Nina did eventually find out the truth, even if it was too late.
Carly: Yeah. She blames me for that every chance she gets.
Phyllis: I know better than to try and sway you, but just so you know, I’m rooting for Nina to be able to know her grandson.
Carly: I figured.
Phyllis: Excuse me. Are you alright?
Nina: Yeah, I’m fine. It’s just — I think I’m gonna [Sniffles] I’m gonna go home. It’s gonna be a rough few days, and I… I need to get my head on straight.
Drew: I’m not sure that we can offer you a position commensurate to CEO.
Ned: I see.
Michael: Look, when this merger happens —
Drew: if it even happens.
Michael: Yes. Close to 50% of the company’s assets will be media-based, and that’s not something ELQ has ever had much of a stake in.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
Drew: Look, Ned, we’ve got plenty of time to work this out. All the details, okay? I’m so sorry. I really do have to get going.
Ned: Of course. Yeah. We’ll talk later.
Drew: Hey, trust me. You’re gonna be happy.
Michael: I can tell you’re, uh… pretty uneasy about all this.
Ned: What was your first clue? Michael… can I be honest with you?
Michael: Yeah, of course.
Ned: I have sacrificed a lot for this company. You and I have worked very hard together to regain control of ELQ from Valentin. And now we’re about to get ELQ back, and I feel like I’m being put out to pasture. So just tell me the truth. Am I?
Josslyn: I love everything about you, Cam, and I am so lucky to have you as a boyfriend, and I’m so lucky that you’re such a nice person. But Esme uses nice people, like with that hug.
Cameron: I-I just don’t think that she ran all the way here just so you could catch her.
Josslyn: Okay, maybe not. But the way that she touched your shoulder before leaving, that’s her way of telling me, “Joss, your boyfriend doesn’t mind when I touch him, and there’s nothing that you can do about it.”
Cameron: That’s just not how I see it.
Josslyn: Okay, well, how about Trina’s face before she left? Is being nice to Esme worth that?
Cameron: I just think given some time, Trina will understand where I’m coming from.
Ava: Now, you know your mother would have my head if she knew I was advising you like this.
Trina: If it was about anyone else, maybe. But since it’s Esme, I’m sure she’ll look the other way.
Ava: Mm. I hope so. You know, I do have one idea, but I don’t think you’re gonna like it.
Trina: Try me.
Ava: Well, Esme is a jealous, possessive psychopath. And Spencer — I mean, the one good thing about Spencer is that he knows what a wonderful person you are. I mean, he basically threw her over.
Trina: Except he didn’t. Not really.
Ava: Eh, except he did. That’s why Esme went after you. So take advantage of that jealousy. Goad her into making a mistake and trap her.
Trina: So you’re saying I should make a play for Spencer?
Ava: I mean, nothing overt. Just when you know that Esme is there and she can see a little sigh here and a little tear there, and a “oh, no, nothing’s wrong.” Before you know it, Spencer’s arms will be around you and — and hers will be around his throat.
Trina: [ Sighs ] No. Spencer is back with Esme. He’s not gonna respond to me flirting with him.
Ava: Spencer loves your attention! He will fall for it. And it’ll push Esme just far enough over the edge that she’ll lash out and incriminate herself.
Trina: It’s tempting.
Trina: [ Chuckles ] I don’t think I can take it that far.
Ava: Hey, Trina, not to put too fine a point on it, but you’re in serious trouble here. I mean, don’t you want to do whatever you can to avoid a trial?
Trina: There is something that could help. Something… that I’ve been keeping to myself. But before I tell you what it is, this is a last resort.
Ava: Understood. What is it?
Esme: I kept all of Maggie’s old letters. Congratulations, Spence. You’ve uncovered my deep, dark secret. I’m sentimental. But please don’t tell anybody! I beg of you!
Spencer: Who would believe me?
Esme: Okay, your turn. Why are you in my room violating my privacy when you’re supposed to be on a grocery run for Kelly’s?
Spencer: I blow off work all the time. You, on the other hand, told me that you lost touch with Maggie long before you met me. But that letter directly indicates otherwise.
Esme: Oh, my god. So I reached out to Maggie a couple of times over the years. Why am I the one being interrogated when you’re the one who’s going through my stuff? I thought we were rebuilding our relationship.
Spencer: Esme, we are.
Esme: Really? Because it feels like you still don’t trust me.
Spencer: I feel like it’s the other way around.
Esme: Wait, what?
Spencer: Well, it’s just that lately I’ve been feeling like you don’t trust me.
Esme: Of course I trust you! Though you’re giving me plenty of reasons not to.
Spencer: Such as?
Esme: Going through my things. When you found that box, exactly what did you think you’d find inside?
Spencer: Esme, honestly, I don’t know what I was looking for. I just feel that I don’t know you as well as I thought. And I wanted to find out what I didn’t know.
Esme: Why not just ask me? I mean, we used to talk about everything. If we’re gonna get bach to what we had, then we need to be honest about everything. Completely transparent.
Spencer: I agree. Why don’t we start with this? [ Clears throat ] Why did Maggie write, “No good from you having contact with your father?”
Trina: If I use what I know, there’ll be collateral damage. I don’t want anyone getting hurt except Esme.
Ava: So this secret weapon…it could set you free?
Trina: It’s not a slam dunk, but it might be my best shot. And I’ll use it if I have to. I’d just rather not.
Ava: So you don’t want to flirt with Spencer, and you don’t want to use this ace in the hole because somebody else might get hurt.
Trina: [ Sighs ] I may be an even worse schemer than I thought.
Ava: Hmm. You’re pretty terrible at it. But you know what? I’m proud of you for that.
Trina: Why? It’s embarrassing.
Ava: ‘Cause, you’re a good person. You don’t go to Esme’s level, or mine.
Ava: Hey, don’t–I’m not ashamed of my level. Hardly. And I’m proud to be your go-to schemer. And listen to me. If you ever find yourself trapped into doing something that you don’t want to do, come to me and we will figure out another way to get Esme.
Trina: Thanks, Ava. I’m so glad to have you in my corner.
Cameron: We’re just…very different people.
Josslyn: Well, I think that our differences have always made us stronger as friends and as a couple.
Cameron: Right. And just so you know, I love everything that makes you you.
Josslyn: I feel the same way about you. I mean, obviously, I don’t love how nice you can be to Esme. She doesn’t deserve it.
Cameron: I-It’s less about being nice and more…me not wanting to escalate things.
Josslyn: Okay. So… we’ll just agree to disagree.
Cameron: Not the first time, and definitely won’t be the last.
Josslyn: It’s just… this is about our different approaches to conflict, right?
Cameron: What else would it be? I have to get back to work, but… we’re cool, right?
Josslyn: Yeah, we’re fine.
Michael: Look, I understand your concern, but nobody’s trying to drive you out.
Ned: I sense a “but.”
Michael: Look, objectively, this merger is the best option to ensure that our family maintains control of ELQ again.
Ned: Mm. Objectively.
Michael: Nothing has been decided. Okay, we’re still leaving the door open to all possibilities, and you’ll have an active part in the discussions of how to move forward. Okay? So, hey, try not to worry too much.
Ned: Sure. Anything for the family.
Alexis: I’m so sorry, but Harmony never mentioned your father. I guess we’ll never know. It’s late. I should go.
Willow: Well, um, thank you for – for coming by and trying to… make things better.
Alexis: For whatever good it did. Any idea what’s next for you?
Willow: I need answers. I need to know where I came from and who my biological parents are. The first step is… getting that DNA test at the PCPD. Because bringing the truth to light… it’s the only way to heal.
Nina: Thank you, Phyllis. As always.
Phyllis: Of course. You know I always have your back.
Michael: Willow’s been through the wringer. Can the DNA test wait?
Phyllis: Call me tomorrow.
On the next “General Hospital” —
Laura (to Nikolas): I’d say that you were defending her.
Spencer (to Esme): I have something very special in store for you.
Martin: Elizabeth believes she’s being haunted.
Elizabeth: What if it’s not him?
Willow: I need to go somewhere.
Nina: And I’m prepared to go all the way.
Drew (to Carly): I can’t be that guy for you.
Michael (to Sonny): Here’s your chance to say that Nina was wrong.