General Hospital Transcript
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Andn’t want m wit your share of profits from the most recent games. Any one of your, uh, guys could have brought this. Why the special delivery? I needed to speak to you. Are you aware that the harbormaster was fired? Yeah. I heard. Vince was my point person when my shipments passed through port charles. You assured me easy passage for my merchandise. Without vince, will that change? Hey, brando. Are you coming or going? Ah, going. I just finished a workout. Is, uh, sonny around? You just missed him. Hm. Alright. Thanks. Yeah. Uh, dante. Uh, do you know sonny’s new guy? Dex? I mean, not really. Haven’t really spoken to him yet. Why? You know, I saw him earlier with sonny. I couldn’t hear everything, but they were talking about michael. It didn’t sound like good news. Well, sonny would never hurt michael, if that’s what you’re worried about. No, I’m not. It’s dex. It’s just… something about him. I’ve seen guys like him before in the service. You know, real eager to please the commander… or a boss. Sometimes taking matters into their own hands. You know, trying to deal with a problem to score points. You think dex might see michael as a problem he wants to solve — to try to impress sonny? I do. Well, things got pretty tense, which is about average for this family. I just… I’m hoping that you can come up with something better. Yeah, we’ll, uh — we’ll talk. Alright, bye. Can I help you? Hope so. What are you doing here? Showing initiative. Uh, hey. Brook lynn. I didn’t get a real chance to say hi at the society setups mixer. Yes, I see lucas, and no, he doesn’t mention your name. Thanks for the update. But, uh, th-that’s actually not why I wanted to check in. Cut to the chase, brad. You’re clearly working up to something. Just say it. Okay, uh… you’re big on social media, correct? I have a presence. So, uh, I was wondering if you happened to see a gif from the other night. Britt slogging her way, drunk and drenched
[Laughing] Out of the pool? Yeah, I saw it. Everyone saw it. Uh, j-just curious, um… what was the giveaway that britt was over-served? You mean wasted? Britt was drinking like a fish at the mixer. You would know — you kept refilling her drinks. I was trying to be a friend. Friends don’t let friends make public rants about how love is futile. If anything, that parachute guy actually saved her some embarrassment from saying something even more embarrassing. Now, the only embarrassment she has to live with is the existence of that gif. Any idea who posted it? I only sent it to one person. Oh, my god. It was you?! How could you do that to your supposed best friend? Suppo– britt is absolutely my best friend! Okay? A-and yes, in retrospect, it was a bad idea to send off that footage to an influencer, but… it was a little gif in a whole world of gifs!
[ Laughs ] Ah, classic. Britt: It’s character assassination. Plus, that video was taken without my knowledge or consent. Yes, I know it was a public place, but still! I want that gif deleted off the face of the earth! It’s a threat to my livelihood. I am chief of staff of general hospital. I can’t have my image smeared this way. Yes. I meant to say co-chief. Do you want to get fired? Since you’re so particular about details, find a legal one that fixes this before we both lose our jobs! Ugh! Gladys: Going somewhere? To the kitchen. To grab a glass of water. Need one? No, I’m good. You want a cookie? They’re delicious. I know. That is why I bought them. They’re for the deception support staff, to thank them for all their hard work. I was bringing them to work tomorrow. Whoops.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, well, I guess I’m support staff, too. Although I’m really suited for more. But you know what? There’s more cookies in the bakery box. Let’s just save them for brando. I’ll go get some more. Oh, I’ll come with you. No! Gladys, you won’T. You’ve got to stop. You’re driving me crazy.
[ Sighs ] Mother. I am sorry I’ve missed you — again. I’m going to keep calling until you talk to me. We both said things we shouldn’t have, and… …well, I don’t want to leave things this way. I’m not playing the autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder card, but… you said it — life is short. So call me. The new harbormaster will not be an issue. And what is the basis for your assurances? The basis is gonna be because I’m gonna handle the situation, you understand? It’s my territory. And have you forgotten who controls what goes on here? Me! I meant no disrespect. I’ve become aware that you have a competitor for your coffee business. Now the unexpected firing of your associate. Since we’ve agreed to keep each other informed of possible challenges to our territories, I think it only prudent to ask. Is someone new making a move? Michael: Did sonny send you? Mr. Corinthos doesn’t know I’m here. And I made sure no one saw me on my way up to the stable. Well, good. Make sure no one sees you on your way out. That was rude. Well, apparently not rude enough for you to get the message. This is private property. You shouldn’t be here. I’m not done. I came here for a reason. Oh, yeah? What reason would that be? Parachute guy’s back. Yes, by all means, gawk. Can’t say I blame you. He looks hot in actual clothes, too. I can’t disagree, and I have very high standards. He’s coming. How’s it going? Amazing. Uh, you guys mind if I join you? I forgot to book a chaise. Yes. I mean, no. I mean, we don’t mind. Please join us. I appreciate it. I’m cody, by the way. Oh, uh, brad. Or bradley. Whatever. Brook lynn quartermaine. You made quite the entrance the other night.
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Oh, I’m sorry. It’s work. I got to go. It was nice to meet you, cody. You too. If you have somewhere to go, you know, you don’t have to stick around for me. Oh, no. No, no, no, no. I-I have nowhere else to be. Just here. And, uh, brook lynn was right, by the way. That parachute landing was a real attention-grabber.
[ Laughs ] Right. Didn’t exactly go as planned. Still, people were buzzing about it. About me or the hot mess that fell in the pool? Uh… britt: I didn’t fall. You slammed into me. We meet again. I agreed to you moving in here, but I did not agree to you acting as my babysitter or warden or whatever you’re doing. W-what am I doing? You’re following me around everywhere. It’s like you’re afraid to let me out of your sight. I’m just concerned about my favorite daughter-in-law. Hmm. That sounds cute and charming, but we both know what’s really going on here, don’t we? Okay. Maybe I’m hovering a little bit too much.
[ Scoffs ] But it’s because I saw that paparazzo trying to tempt you with drugs, and I don’t want you falling back into addiction. I did not take the bait. And I’m glad. But since you won’t tell brando about the pills, I have to stay close so I can recognize the signs if you slip. I won’t slip. Says you. Who are you fooling here? Me or yourself? ‘Cause I’ve done this dance before. They say once an addict, always an addict. You have to stay vigilant. Precisely!
I have to stay vigilant. Me. You can’t do it for me. You can’t protect me from my addiction. Gladys, if you want to know the truth, I can get drugs at any time. In our business, there are people around everywhere, using or selling. You’d be surprised. Well, not if I have anything to say about it. Exactly my point. If I wanted to use, I could. And I don’t care how much you helicopter me or try to run interference. I would find a way, and it wouldn’t be difficult. I went through a rehab program, remember? After my heart attack? From that cocaine laced with dextroamphetamines that cyrus gave me? That was a wake-up call. I know that in order to stay clean, I have to want to stay clean. And I do. But isn’t it good to have backup?
[ Sighs ] Gladys… I appreciate your concern. I really do. I know that it’s coming from a place of love. But you have to believe me. I am completely fine.
[ Knock on door ] Did you order something? Wait. Still getting stuff forwarded from my old apartment. I’ll take these cookies back to the kitchen.
[ Somber music plays ] Sasha, what is it?
[ Sniffles ]
I saw you being led away in handcuffs. Why aren’t you in jail? Because I didn’t do anything wrong? You were arrested.
You were hammered. Maybe that’s why your memory is so spotty. How’s your head feel? Did you get enough water to drink last night before bed? Thank you. Um, you can just bill it to my room. I’ve got — oh, I forgot. I already checked out. Um, do you think the front desk still has my credit card information? Oh, wait. Hey, I got that. Could you just add this to my order and put it on selina wu’s tab? What are you doing? Just being friendly. Thank you. I appreciate it. Talk to you for a minute? Why do you hate me? What?! First you make me an internet laughingstock. Now you’re aiding and abetting the enemy. And since when are you comfortable living large off auntie dearest? Okay, that’s a lot to unpack. But first, I don’t hate you. Britt, I adore you. And I’m sorry. I-I was a little tipsy when I sent off that footage of you climbing out of the pool to a friend. And secondly, cody didn’t mean to knock you into the pool. Cody? It’s cody now? That’s his name, britt. And he approached me. He did? Mm-hmm. I, uh, didn’t see that coming.
[ Scoffs ] Yeah, I wish. But sadly, uh, it’s nothing like that, alright? Brook lynn was with me, and then she took us. And you stayed to buy him lunch and a drink on auntie’s tab. Nothing wrong with showing some hospitality. Especially since, as I mentioned, cody didn’t knock you into the pool on purpose. Right. I was just in his way. You were standing awfully close to the edge when he landed. You mean when he literally dropped out of the sky in an unsafe manner? Unsafe, but spectacular! By the way, congratulations. You memory’s coming back.
[ Sighs ] If only I could forget. Is that supposed to be a joke? What kind of sicko would send those? I bought them while I was still pregnant.
[ Sniffles ] I thought brando would get a kick out of them. But they were back-ordered. I completely forgot about them. I’ll make sure they’re returned.
[ Sniffles ] I knew that they would be too big for a newborn, but…
[ Sniffles ]
[Voice breaking] …I figured that liam would grow into them eventually.
[ Knock on door ] Better not be more deliveries. Brook lynn. Hi. Come in. Gladys! You seem strangely happy to see me. What’s going on? They were for liam. Detective falconeri. And your cousin. It’s a family reunion. Did you invite this guy onto your property, michael? No. I don’t know who he is or why he’s here. Allow me to introduce you, michael. This is dex, sonny’s new hire. Ah, I see. Well, uh, dex, I think you took a wrong turn there. Must have. Have a nice day now. Okay. I’m going. Hold up, dex. You headed back to work? Yeah. Why? I think I’ll follow. Tell sonny about your, uh, bad sense of direction. You okay? Fine. What’d that guy want? Was he here about sonny’s problems with his coffee business? Look, dante, I said I’m fine. You can drop the whole “big brother” act. Just mind your own business. Don’t concern yourself. I’m taking care of the situation. I think I know the source. Which is…?
[ Sighs ]
[ Chuckles ] I’m handling it. I’m sure you are. But if there’s anything I can do… ms. Wu, all due respect, like I said before, it doesn’t concern you. Leave it alone.
And don’t think we’ve skated past what you did to me by recording that humiliating video. Oh, uh, thank you. I’ll have another one. Same tab. And give yourself a nice tip. I’m still furious. I wanted to record what you had to say for posterity. I didn’t believe that excuse the first time, either. You did seem a little persuaded.
[ Scoffs ] It was just an act. For my mother’s sake. If she smells fear, I’m done for. Sounds like she’s just worried about you. Since when are you on my mother’s side? It’s not about sides, britt. It’S…
[ Sighs ] Never mind. What? Look… I get that you’re upset that I sent that video. I-I was trying to be, I don’t know, relevant or — or something. But it was wrong and not okay. And even though I was a little lubricated myself… I should have had my guardrails up, alright? I should have been looking out for you. Just like I’m trying to do right now. But you make it impossible sometimes. What are you talking about? Something’s going on with you, and I’m worried. You’ve been acting weird for a while now, and at first I thought it was about jason. And I’m sure that’s part of it, but there’s something else. We’re besties, right? Talk to me. Tell me what’s going on with you. For real. Sasha forgot she ordered them, and the package was delivered here. Must have been a real shock, appearing out of the blue like that. I’m fine. I don’t see how that can be true. Because it has to be. Really, I’m, uh — I’m okay. What brings you by? Just some deception business. We can talk about it tomorrow. I would love to talk business right now. What’s up? Um, well… lucy heard from the people over at home & heart shopping channel. They want to give deception a one-hour slot. That’s amazing.
[ Laughing ] Yeah. What do we have to do? Well, we don’t have to do anything except get you ready. You know, you’ll — you’ll — you’ll chat up the talk show host, you’ll talk up the products, maybe do a little demonstration. Okay. This is great. This is great. Ha! But we’re gonna have to increase our inventory. I love home & heart. They have a lot of viewers who like to buy. But I’ve seen stuff sell out in 20 minutes and then the host has to vamp for the rest of the hour. Awkward.That won’t happen. Oh, are you saying I have more faith in our products than you do? Oh, no, I have no doubt that our cosmetics will sell, but I will just make sure to remind maxie and lucy to bulk up our inventory before we go on the air. We’ll make sure that we don’t sell out. I’ll be right back. Where are you going? Bathroom, gladys. Please offer brook lynn some lemonade… and some cookies. So, gladys, how’s she really doing? Mind my own business? Michael, we came here because brando had a bad vibe about that dex kid, and it turns out he was right. Okay, he showed up here to either intimidate you or rough you up, and we wanted to make sure you were okay. Look, you don’t need to get involved. Well, it’s too late. I am involved. Okay? Dex is one of sonny’s guys, apparently. And, uh, sonny’s business has had some setbacks recently. Corinthos coffee lost some lucrative contracts, uh, the harbormaster abruptly was fired, and the new guy is, uh, being obstructive. Do you know anything about that? I mean, every business has its ups and downs, right? Right. Even sonny’S. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Listen, man… why can’t you see that you going after sonny just makes everyone’s lives worse? Is it all worth it just to try and humiliate our father? What’s going on? Dante and I found dex at the quartermaine estate with michael. Michael? Is he — michael’s okay. Dante and I got there in time. “In time”? What are you talking about? We were just having a conversation. I wasn’t gonna clip the guy. But even if you two hadn’t rolled up, michael would have been okay…eventually. Listen to me right now. You touch one of my kids… and I will kill you myself!
You’re right. I have beengoing through something. See? That’s what I’m saying. Don’t you think it might feel better talking to someone? L-like me? You’re making it harder on yourself just keeping it all in. I can’t say anything if you don’t start talking. Then talk already. I was about to! Now I need to compose my thoughts again! Oh, I swear, brad, sometimes you just get on my last nerve. Oh, he’s coming. He’s coming over here. What? Who? What? Aren’t you done yelling at this guy? If this is how you talk to your friends, it’s — how I talk to my friends is none of your business and something you will never experience. Now, why don’t you leave before I change my mind and sue you for bodily harm? Your, uh, body does not look like it was harmed to me. Do you ever stop? Unlike you, dr. Westbourne, I prefer to be nice to people. I meet them with a smile instead of a bark. H-how do you know my name?
[ Chuckles ] Oh, it’s all over my feed. Stupid supply chain. Sasha turned pale as a ghost when she saw these. Didn’t feel too good for me, either. I’m so sorry, gladys. You know, I’ll take them with me when I leave. I’ll donate them. Thanks. Yeah. Sooner they’re out of here, the better. Yeah. You know, chase — we, uh… chase and I, we gathered all of bailey’s belongings when she moved home with maxie. You know, all of her clothes and her toys and [Scoffs] The 552 baby accessories that you don’t even know exist until you’re caring for a child. But we still forgot stuff at the quartermaine nursery. You know, some onesies that she outgrew, a stuffed animal. And a few weeks after I moved home, I went into the nursery to get a toy for wiley and… …I just stopped in my tracks. I was taken by such surprise. I just started looking through the drawers and the closet, and that’s when I found the stuffed animal. And I just sat in the rocking chair and just bawled. And that’s with me knowing that bailey is alive and well and with her real mom. You know, I just — I can’t imagine what it’s like for sasha to be reminded of liam. Oh. Maybe I should go check on her. She hasn’t been gone for too long. Well, still, I-I’d — I’d feel better if — if I looked in on her. Gladys, it’s understandable that she’s upset. Is there another reason why you’re so concerned with sasha? She’s my family. That’s — there’s no such thing as being too concerned. Yeah, but you seem overly worried. Is there a reason for that? Look, I don’t want trouble with you, dante, but every single time we talk about this, it’s pretty clear you’re siding with sonny. I’m not siding with anybody, michael. I’m trying to keep the peace. And you keep escalating things. Sonny’s not working against you. You know that, right? C-come on. He sided with nina. H-he testified for her. I mean, now — now, apparently, it’s not her fault that, uh, she didn’t tell him that he had a family waiting for him. And then he tells the judge that nina should be able to see wiley. Now, it’s not a surprise, but it still felt like a pretty big betrayal. Okay, look, I can’t defend sonny doing that. I happen to not agree with what he did at nina’s hearing. Yeah, a-and — and sonny’s testimony was just the start. Then scott baldwin starts questioning me about — about claudia zacchara’s death. Now, according to him, I bludgeoned a helpless woman and nelle was justified in hiding wiley from me. Who cares what scott baldwin says? He’s full of crap! The judge knows that. No. Scott — scott is acting on nina’s orders! And then there was sonny in the courtroom sitting on her side. So don’t talk to me about peace, alright? I don’t want peace. Sonny didn’t just betray me, his family. He betrayed himself, he betrayed his code that he instilled in me my whole life. “Family first,” right? No, he doesn’t care about his family. He proved that. Alright, michael. Maybe you can just tell me how messing up sonny’s business balances the scales. Hey, I’m not doing anything illegal. Well, you got the harbormaster fired, didn’t you? Come on, we all know that guy was in on the take. You can’t tell me, as a law enforcement officer, you’re not happy that that guy’s out of commission. I don’t care! I could care less. I care about you. I want to know what’s going on with you. This isn’t like you. Oh, right, ’cause — right, so now it’s on me to forgive, right? To make — to make allowances, while sonny does what he wants, takes what he wants, and lets everyone else around him pay the price. No, no more. I-I don’t — I… I want wiley to grow up the son of a successful businessman, not the grandson of a mobster. Okay. You want wiley to grow up the son of a successful businessman who’s obsessed with revenge? Does that make you any better than sonny? You want to cut him out of your life? Cut him out of your life! But you’re never gonna be done with him if your entire life revolves around getting revenge. My family — every one of them, and that includes michael — is off limits. Do I make myself understood? Absolutely. Understood, boss. Wait for me while I walk brando out. I’m grateful for what you did. But answer me something. Why did you go after him in the first place? I was at the gym when you and dex were talking, and I… I could hear part of your conversation. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but I couldn’t help it. Go on. It’s just something about his attitude. Just rubbed me the wrong way. It was instinct, you know? Yeah, I do. I appreciate everything you do for my family. Anytime. Now, you go ahead and go, go. Go to that beautiful wife. I think I will.
[ Chuckles ] I’ll see you, sonny. Okay. I gave you a job. What is it? To check and see if any other vendors have canceled your business. So, where did you hear “michael” in that order? Nowhere, sir. But — there’s no “buts”! When I give you an order, you need to obey it. Just do what I want. Nothing less, nothing more. That doesn’t work for me.
just delete it!
[ Laughs ] Why would I do that? Because it’s taken out of context. It doesn’t show you knocking me into the water. You should be thanking me for my skill. If I had plowed into you at full speed — pssh! Who knows? Why are you even standing here? You should be locked up for creating a public nuisance and flying a parachute without a license. I don’t even know if that last one is an offense — ugh! Shut up! That’S…
[ Sighs ] As far as I can tell, you are just a drifter who literally blew into town whom I can’t wait to blow back out. The only reason I haven’t sued you is because I don’t want you hanging around for the court date. Oh, well, you’re welcome to try. I don’t really have anything that’s worth taking, alright? I was paid to parachute into that pool, which I did. I can’t be held responsible because you were standing too close to the edge. Furthermore, I have evidence that you weren’t injured as a result. I know that you walked right out of that pool of your own considerable glory. I swear, if you bring that up again, that phone will end up in the bottom of the pool! Dr. Westbourne. How nice to see you again. Ms. Wu. And you are? I’m just cody bell. I’m blowing through. We have a meeting. I know. That’s why I’m here. Shall we? Mm. Play nice. You can leave now. I will, once I get what I’m owed. I don’t owe you anything. Not everything’s about you. I’m waiting for someone. Wait somewhere else. Is there something I don’t know about? Is that why you’re staying here with sasha and brando? Why? Do you think it’s strange they’d want me here with them? Come on, gladys. Sasha is my friend. She’s also a pivotal part of deception. Look, I want to know so I can help. I’ll be okay, brook lynn.
[ Clears throat ] I just needed to splash some water on my face. The home & heart spot is a huge opportunity for deception. I’m excited for us, but I admit I’m also a little nervous being on camera and having all the focus be on me. That’s why I want to prepare. That’s the best way I know how to conquer my jitters. Totally get it. We will prep you, coach you. We will beat those jitters into submission. Well, let’s get to it, shall we? Okay. We should discuss which products to present and talk about the order to present them in to achieve maximum sales. Okay. I’m gonna take some notes to forward on to lucy. I was thinking that we need to start out with a bang, you know, to get the — the audience’s attention. I was thinking lips. Hey, uh, gladys, you’re not on the clock, so you don’t have to stick around for this. I’m not going anywhere. This is fun. Just pretend I’m not here. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with your work so far. You’ve accomplished every one of the tasks that I’ve given you. Last night at the poker game, judge abbott told me that you were quite charming. I’ll admit, I’m actually enjoying the job so far. You sound surprised. Oh, no, no. Well, I… you know that I had had my heart set on working at G.H. So I was just thrown when you intervened. But I had no idea what the job would entail. I’m aware that you were hesitant to get involved with one of my enterprises. However, I have a talent of matching people with the task they’re best suited for. And so far, you’ve impressed me. That’s, uh — that’s great to hear. Because… I think I’m ready for more. Are you? Yes. I want to make a — a real contribution to the family business. What did you say? With all respect, mr. Corinthos, I don’t think you want a robot. You want someone who can think for himself, who can anticipate problems and deal with them so you don’t have to. You think that’s you? I barely know you. You haven’t earned my trust. Yes, sir. I’m sorry for going to see your son today. I-I know I went too far. It’s just… hell, I… I was trying to impress you. I know I can do more for you, and I wanted to prove it. I didn’t think it through. I blew it. And I-I’m really sorry. I just want a chance, mr. Corinthos. I was trying to show initiative. Dex. Sir. I appreciate your enthusiasm. But you’re not there yet. And the way you’re gonna get there… …is to listen to what I say and obey my orders. Does that mean I didn’t screw it all up? That you’ll give me another chance?
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sighs ] Hm. 10 emails from the board.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, wow. Now 11. You have no experience in my organization, brad. You need to study and learn the business and then complete the necessary training for a higher position. I’m up for the challenge. So you say. But why should i invest in you now? Because we’re family? I’ve been let down by family before. Who? It’s time to go. You can prove your dedication right now. Oh! Now. Oh. Okay, um… terry.
[ Chuckles nervously ] I wouldn’t blame you if you’re avoiding my calls. Um, I’m — I’m probably not gonna come in today, for obvious reasons. If you are fielding calls from the board, I am so sorry. I…
[ Sighs ] I will talk to you later. Careful. Your face will freeze that way. This pool debacle is ruining my life and my reputation. How is anyone gonna take me seriously now? I swear, I should sue. You absolutely should.
[ Sighs ]
[ Pills rattle ] No!
[ Pills clatter ]
[ Knock on door ] It’s dante. You here about michael? I know everything that happened. Yeah, I figured brando would’ve told you. Who is this dex guy? What the hell’s he doing? I had a conversation with dex. I put him on notice. I swatted him. And I can tell you right now, he’s not gonna do anything without checking with me first. He’s gonna follow my orders. Believe me.
[ Sighs ] Alright, thanks, drew. Let’s, uh, circle back when I get to the office. I’m out running a quick errand. Alright, bye. Twice in one day. Is everything okay? Sure thing, boss. Sonny slapped my hand. I promised to be good from now on. Alright, look. You coming to the quartermaine estate was out of line. My family is off limits. I’ve heard that one before. Do I look like I’m joking? No. It’s just ironic… considering you hired me to take down your father.
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