General Hospital Transcript
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I did something and… you’re not gonna like it. That’s my favorite opener to any conversation. I wish I had a different one. Okay. Lay it on me. I had an idea… mm-hmm. …To mitigate the financial hit that you took on the aurora stock, a way to generate enough capital for you to hold on to your half of the hotel. Okay, that doesn’t sound too bad. What part am i not gonna like? The whole plan is contingent on nina. Sonny: What’s going on with carly? I’m sorry. I didn’t mean — I-I just assumed that you already knew. Knew what? Well, apparently, carly invested heavily in aurora and when the merger didn’t happen with elq, she — she lost quite a bit of money. What’s quite a bit? Sonny, she lost her half of the metro court. I love horses. Yeah? When I was a little girl, I had one. Well, technically, he wasn’t
[Chuckles] Mine, but… I loved him like he was. Willow tait, you have been holding out on me. I didn’t know that. I mean, just say the word and I can get you a horse of your own. Oh, well, thank you, but we should probably wait a little bit. I’m pretty sure horseback riding isn’t a recommended prenatal activity. Right. You are pregnant. I’m pregnant. With our baby. That’s correct. A tiny human made up of half you and half me.
[ Sighs ] A little brother or sister for wiley. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so grateful in my life. Me neither.
[ Clears throat ] Apologize. Uh, never been known for my timing. I’m, uh, the new stable hand — cody bell. I appreciate your help with this. It’s the least I can do after your clutch play at the all-star game. It was pretty clutch, wasn’t it? Yeah, it was. It was fun. Probably because we were there for a good cause, no cynical ulterior motive driving it. As opposed to…? That nightmare “charity mixer” society setups put on. Oh, I hadn’t heard about that. You might literally be the only person. What did I miss? Oh, you know, just the lowest moment of my life, that now resides on the internet for all of eternity. It keeps the baby secure, promotes mother/child bonding, and it is so easy to use! Which, many of you moms know, isn’t always the case. [ Laughs ] Sasha, would you help me demonstrate? I need to stop this. I — wait, wait, wait. You can’T. You can’T. This is live tv. You will only humiliate sasha. Flora, why don’t you just demonstrate it yourself? Well, now, don’t be intimidated. Truly, it just goes on in three easy steps. Well, that does sound amazing. Mm-hmm. Doesn’t it, sasha? It sure does. Please, show me how it’s done. Okay.
There you go. How easy was that, huh? Very. Mm-hmm. I just cannot say enough about the benefits of carrying your child close to your body. It actually soothes them, mimicking their time in the womb. No, no, brando is right. This is more than sasha can or should handle. I know. I agree, but what are we supposed to do? It makes them feel safe, warm, secure… maxie! …Everything they felt when they were in utero. Flora, now tell us what inspired you to create this baby carrier? Well, I just couldn’t, in good conscience, abide some of the contraptions I saw well-meaning parents totin’ their babies around in. I knew I could come up with something better. And you did.
[ Laughs ] Oh, sasha, is this your first time wearing a baby carrier? Well, you put it on like an old pro. Uh, I might’ve practiced with another product at one point. But this one was much simpler. And now, we’re gonna show everyone how securely it holds the baby. Oh, he’s adorable. Isn’t he?
[ Chuckles ] You ready for your little bundle of joy? Ready for the baby, sasha? I might’ve had a few too many cocktails. They were free! Understood. So, there I was, holding court about the “romance industrial complex,” when a skydiver came out of nowhere and knocked me into the pool! What? I could’ve drowned under that stupid parachute. Well, you seem no worse for wear. Maybe. But then it was ugly. And it’s a gif, a never-ending reminder. Hardly ideal, huh? No, it’s not. Well, I take it you’ve cut all ties with that particular dating service? You would think, wouldn’t you? But no. I have decided to give society setups another try. I mean, it’s not their fault they hired a shoddy skydiver with lousy aim. Actually, that’s exactly what it is. Orderly: Chief westbourne? Yes? Uh, a patient left this behind when he came in for an exam and you were listed as a contact on his paperwork. You’ve got to be kidding me. I’m michael corinthos, and this here is — it’s willow. Impressive. Well, yeah, olivia told me you two were gonna show me around. I think the term she used was “get you settled,” make you feel at home. Always a mother hen.
[ Chuckles ] This is a nice setup. Yeah, your, uh — your room and bathroom are upstairs. There’s a boathouse and a pool on the premises, so you can use either to your leisure. Appreciate the hospitality.
[ Chuckles ] So, olivia said you and dante went to summer camp together? Yeah. Glory days, as I like to call them. I think I’m actually the first person to get dante up on a horse. And the last?
[ Laughs ] Probably. Yeah, honestly, I can’t even picture it. You and dante close? Uh, y-yeah. He’s just — we’re — we’re half brothers through adoption. It’s complicated. Okay. But, uh, knowing that you and dante are old friends, it’s no surprise that olivia trusted you with the family horses. I guess drew is feeling a little guilty because carly lost all that money investing in the, you know, success of aurora, so he’s feeling like he needs to raise some capital, so he even asked me if I wanted to buy crimson outright. And? And… …I turned him down. I just don’t feel like it’s ethical to take advantage of drew’s, you know, sudden reversal of fortune. I know what you’re gonna say. Doubtful. And I didn’t say no because the — the outcome would’ve benefited carly. That’s right. T-that’s not what I was gonna say. I said no — one reason is because if I truly paid what crimson is worth, I would’ve overinvested in myself. What does that mean? Sonny, you know how much I love my magazine, but investing in print media right now, it’s really risky, and there’s no guaranteed long-term return. Plus, on top of that, I don’t want to be editor-in-chief and owner. I want crimson to be taken seriously, not viewed as some vanity project for a real estate heiress with nothing better to do.
Those are my reasons for saying no. Very astute.
[ Chuckles ] Thank you. You clearly have a — a head for business. Carly used to, as well. Looks like something has clouded her judgment. You’re right. If nina’s involved, I don’t like it. Well, don’t worry because it didn’t happen. Nina wasn’t interested. In what, exactly? I offered to sell her crimson. Why? So that I could use the proceeds to reimburse you for your losses! Isn’t crimson the most profitable title in aurora’s print division? Yeah. And aurora’s stocks have flatlined, drew. I am aware. You’re gonna need every asset you have to stay in business, so why on earth would you try and sell your best one? Because I got you into this and it’s on me to get you out.
Cody, this is comet. Comet, huh? Yes. Hey, comet. Good to meet you. He belongs to leo quartermaine. Yeah, olivia told me her son’s on the spectrum. Can’t imagine anything better than working with horses to help out a kid. Help anyone out, for that matter. You know, horses are a lot like people. They each have their own individual personalities. When you gain their trust, it’s a bond like no other. Sorry, I get a little sentimental when I talk about these guys. I-I don’t blame you. Your understanding of horses will be great for leo. We’re glad to have you. Yes. Not half as glad as I am to be here. Right, bud? I’m sorry. Did I ask you to come to my rescue? Wait. Is that what you heard? Um, yeah! The — the failed merger is on me, carly.
[ Scoffs ] Look! When the executive consultant suggested it, I jumped on the idea. I pitched it to michael. We developed a strategy around it. And you were betrayed by ned. But I should’ve seen that coming! Because infighting, it’s what the quartermaines do best! I should’ve at least factored in the possibility that ned could’ve turned because, if I had, I got to be honest, michael and I probably wouldn’t have mentioned a merger to ned in the first place. No, I don’t believe that because that would make you like ned, who’s exactly like edward. And we already had this discussion. You’re lila. You’re lila’s side of the family. Well, then, maybe I need to lean in more to edward’s example because look where my high ideals have gotten me. No! Don’t do that! Don’t take responsibility for my choices. I was surprised, too, that carly would risk her stake in the hotel. I mean, and you know, as well as I do, she and olivia made the metro court a five-star destination. It’s a huge success. Definitely a bad business move, which makes me think that carly’s investment is not just about business. Michael’s lashing out at me. She wants to back him, give him a win, so she overinvested. How do you feel about that? That carly’s drawn into michael’s vendetta? Not good.
[ Chuckling ] Just trying to live my life. But I’m not gonna let her twist. Oh, of course not. She’s the mother of my children. No, honestly. No, I — listen, I get it. Knowing you, I’d expect nothing less. Listen to me. Uh… thank you for understanding and, uh… I’ll catch up with you later. Sounds great. Oh!
[ Laughs ] Flora: Just to give everybody an idea, this doll weighs 15 pounds, but the carrier can hold as low as 8, all the way up to 33. Ideally, that covers infancy up to age 3. Sasha, why don’t you move around a little bit? Oh, you know, it does look exceedingly secure.
Oh, it is.
Snug as a bug,
as I say.
Oh, I love it.
Oh, and, uh, how wonderful
that sasha maintains
her freedom of movement.
the real beauty.
so you could go
about your day while always keeping your child close.
[ Chuckle ] How does it feel, sasha?
[ Gasping ] Oh, I knew it couldn’t be true. It just couldn’T. Oh, sweetheart, you’re alive.
[ Gasps ]
and condescending. But I do? It’s not your fault that I bought all that aurora stock. In fact, you went out of your way to tell me not to, to discourage me, but I didn’t listen. In true carly fashion, I went all-in. But this place. I know. It is heartbreaking at the thought of losing it, but it is my loss and it is my fault, certainly not yours. Hey, drew. You got a second? Well, I-I’m kind of in the middle of something. Carly, it’s okay. We’ll talk later. Okay. Carly: What is it? I heard you could lose your half of the metro court. Who told you? Olivia? Nina? Whatever. It doesn’t matter. Public’s gonna know soon enough. They don’t have to. That’s why I’m here. Let me help you. What did you think about cody? I think he’s charming. And he knows it. Yeah, but he’s not more charming than me, though, right? Never. Thank you.
[ Chuckles ] I like him. I like him. Me, too. I don’t think you can fake how you feel about horses. It’s clear to me that his care and concern are real. And what he was saying about them learning to trust you, I remember how special that felt, that bond that I shared with hector. Um, b-back up. Hector?
[ Chuckles ] He was an old cow pony and he had been through, I mean, god knows how many riders, but I was 12 and I fell in love with him. Gave him so much attention, it was ridiculous. And he came to the fence whenever I whistled for him. Other people would try, but he would only amble over for me. Whatever happened to hector? I don’t know. When my mom became disenchanted with that community, we moved on. I got to say goodbye to him and give him one last apple, but that was it. I never saw him again. How many times did you move around when you were just a little kid? Too many to count.
[ Scoffs ] I’m sorry. It’s okay. No, willow, it’s not — it’s not gonna be that way with our kids. Not with wiley and not with our new baby. Tell you a secret, if you promise just to keep it between the two of us. Yeah? Yeah. I’m a hustler. I know. I’m in it for the money. And what I really want? Place of my own. Where no one can steal what I love. Assuming I ever let myself love anything again.
[ Footsteps approaching ] Lose something? I tell you what, just — just call me when it’s done, alright? Alright. Thanks. Bye. Oh, wait. Sasha! I got to turn this on. Sasha:
Oh, my baby boy. I’ve missed you so much.
[ Gasps ] Sasha’s in trouble. Sasha? A-are you okay? Oh, I’m perfect. Oh, my sweet liam. I almost forgot how beautiful you are.
[ Sniffles ]
[ Chuckles ] Okay, that’s it. That’s it. Stop the show. Hey, hey, sasha.
Look, liam. It’s okay. I — our son is here with me. I see. I see.
[ Camera shutter clicking ] No! No! You — don’T. Get out.
Look at me. Get out right now. Get out of here!
Look at me.
Do you know where you’re at?
No, no, no.
[ Gasps ] Where is he?!
Hey. Where is he?!
Look at me. Look at me.
It’s okay. No! No! Brando!
He was right here! You have to believe me! I-I do. I do. Our son, he was right here! Look at me. It’s okay. It’s okay.
[ Sobbing ] It’s okay. Everything’s alright.
[ Gasping ]
Carly: I’m not interested in your help. Not a time to be proud, carly. Use your head. What should my head be telling me? You waived your claim to all community property and you walked away with the house, which, you know, you had every right to, those are your assets. So I’m gonna have my accountant valuate them, right? And you should be getting what you should’ve gotten from the beginning — 50%. No. No what? No. We are divorced, sonny. Yeah, I know that. I got exactly what I wanted, okay? I agreed to the settlement. I wanted the house and nothing more. You mean nothing more from me? You’re gonna be that stubborn and let your anger keep you from what you’re owed, what you needed? This is the metro court. This is your baby. I will be fine. How? I don’t know. I’ll figure something out, okay? I don’t want to talk about this anymore. Okay, if that’s how you want it. Yeah, it is. Just want — just want to say one thing. Just want you to know that there’s gonna come a time, and — and it will, when you have to, uh, come here and pay to sit at the pool… …that you used to own. I offered. You turned me down. I am so, so terribly sorry. I-I had no idea that sasha had lost a child, and so recently. Oh, please, don’t apologize. Any responsible representative could and should have been able to improvise when you dropped in. You assured us that sasha was camera-ready, that those problems with emotional instability and drugs were all behind her.
[ Scoffs ] Excuse me? It was never, ever stated anywhere that sasha would be required to promote a baby carrier! We would’ve never agreed to it, never in a million years! Of co– of course not. I-I-I-I-I can’t even imagine how much pain she was in. Oh, you don’t have to imagine it. She just showed our entire viewership. You really have no heart. Our fans tune in to enjoy themselves, to be cheered up.
[ Scoffs ] To escape from the hum and drum of the mundane and maybe, possibly, hopefully, acquire some beautiful and useful things. And right now, we are showing reruns! This is a nightmare! People have been calling in for items that were sold out months ago. This is a disaster, and it’s all your fault! So, buckle up, sweetheart. Because home & heart is gonna sue. I’d strongly advise against that. For all of our flaws — and, well, there are many — the quartermaines are, you know, a settled family. What do you mean? Well, I mean, ever since alan bought this property and he — and he built this house and he gave it to monica — he did? I’m kidding.
[ Both laugh ] Well, just that, you know, port charles has — has been the quartermaines’ home and it’s gonna be — it’s gonna be our children’s home. I mean, if you — if you want it to be. It’s not like we’re, you know — we’re not mandated to live here or anything. I know. I know.
[ Sighs ] It just… their hearts aren’t gonna break, like yours did. They’re not gonna have to leave what they love behind. I never dreamed in a million years that I would get to live somewhere so beautiful. The lake, the homes, the gardens — it’s all — it’s all breathtaking. But buildings and property mean nothing without the people in them. My home is with you and wiley and his little brother or sister.
[ Chuckles ] We could live in a bunker for all I care. Right. Well, I mean, this is — this is better. This is much better.
[ Chuckles ] Thank you for bringing this back. It is one of my prized possessions. I got it at a rodeo down in cheyenne. Yes, I can see how much it means to you, seeing as how you left it behind in an exam room. So sorry for being a tad distracted. You know, not knowing where you’re gonna live or where you’re getting your next meal can do that to a guy. Mm. Well, you seem to have solved that problem. Sure did. Room and board included. And I get to work with horses. It’s a win-win. Right, bud? Right, bud? Is it just me, or do horses seem fonder of you than humans do? Only certain humans. Like whoever left you beat up in that alley?
That was all a misunderstanding. A misunderstanding that cracked your ribs? And look at me now — gainfully employed, doing what I love. You know there’s a pool here and a boathouse? And, apparently, I’m allowed to use both of them. Ooh, living the good life. I’ll say. Okay, I’m out. Uh, that belt was my last goodwill gesture. And, for future reference, I am not your emergency contact. Who else was I supposed to put down? Okay, here’s the thing.I barely know you, okay? And, honestly, I wish i didn’t know you at all. No won der you need to relyon a matchmaking service. What was that? Your interpersonal skills? They could use a little work. Do not put my name on your paperwork again. Alright, I’m sorry. For which part, huh? All of it, okay? I — I owe you big-time for helping me out in that alley and now you return my belt. I just — actually think I have the perfect way to repay you. It is amazing how different it feels this time. Being pregnant? The love is just as strong, but… when I realized that shiloh had gotten me pregnant, I was so scared and so desperate to save my baby. Every single decision was about making sure shiloh didn’t find him. So you gave him up. It was the bravest thing you could’ve done. And the hardest. Until I had to say goodbye to him. But now I get to experience all the good parts — the excitement and, you know, the dreams for his or her future because… this time I get to be a part of that future. Oh, heck yeah, you do. Our baby. Conceived in love.
[ Sighs ] You know, losing jonah is a heaviness we’ll always carry. But it’s also a reminder of how blessed we are. With wiley and now this little one on the way, I mean, how lucky are we, michael? The luckiest. I swear to you [Gasps] Brando. He was right there. Liam was in my arms. I know. I know. I know. T-thank you for meeting us, dr. Collins. Of course. Of course. Sasha. Sasha, how are you doing? She — she was asked to demonstrate a baby carrier on live tv. And it was just too much for her, you know, after losing our son. Were there any indications before the broadcast that she was struggling? You mean like today? Or the days and weeks leading up to it. Uh…nothing that really stands out to me, but, I mean, my mom has been concerned that she could be using again. I don’t know if this is protocol, but here’s her purse. I’d need the spouse’s permission to open it. No, don’t, please. Just give that to me. Please! Sasha, sasha, hey. Sasha, please. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. Dr. Collins, it’s okay.
[ Purse unzips ]
[ Sobbing ]
[ Nina sobbing ] Hey. W-what happened? Sasha, she was doing a live appearance on television and she had a [Sniffles] Complete meltdown. It — it — it was awful. That’s alright. Come on. Okay. Okay. Alright.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sobbing ]
Do you like to ride? No. You want to think about that for a minute, or…? Sure. Yeah, no. Have you ever tried? When I was a kid. Wound up on my butt and promptly realized it was one of those things that looks better in the movies than it does in real life. I can’t even begin to tell you how wrong you are about that. And yet, you just did. I can teach you to ride so you’ll love it. I’m all set, thanks. It’ll change your world. Did you not hear me when I said I didn’t want to? No, uh, what I heard was you’re afraid to. Two very different things. You know the expression “get back on the horse”? Everyone knows that expression. Well, it’s true. The only way to conquer your fears is to try again and, lucky for you, I’m an experienced teacher. You’ve had this job all of 10 minutes and you’re already offering lessons on a property and a horse you don’t own. Excuses, excuses. If you’re ever willing to push past your cowardice and rise to the challenge, you know where to find me. I’ll do that. She likes me. I can tell. Ms. Gardens, I admire your commitment to simplicity and sustainability, and I apologize for this unfortunate accident. Oh, no, I’m the one that should be apologizing. Had — had I known that that poor woman had lost a child, I — but you didn’T. Through no fault of your own.
[ Sighs ] I think I might take a break from home & heart altogether. Uh, excuse me.
[ Sighs ] Who are you, and what are you doing here? I’m a shareholder in deception. How did you even get access to this studio? I was watching the broadcast and saw how you mangled the situation. Oh, please! I did everything possible to stave off this disaster — one that deception created. Flora is our biggest seller. Her appearances are always best-sellers, and I’m sure you realize that that is a little more revenue your company has just cost us. It’s nothing compared to the negative publicity you’ll receive when deception calls you out for your callous treatment of a grieving mother. The way I see it, you have two options. One — deception can thank you for your support and laud home & heart for its kindness. Or they can file a claim for damages because you didn’t do your homework and subjected sasha to emotional duress. Now, which works better for you? Please give sasha my best wishes for a very swift recovery. Oh, don’t you worry. I sure will. Wow. I-I-I actually am speechless. I don’t know what to say.
You just saved our bacon. I was dismayed when I tuned in and saw sasha’s meltdown. I paid good money for my deception stock. I expect an equally good return. Keep better control of your talent , ms. Coe. Or there will be consequences.
[ Sighs ] How long have you been taking those pills? Just — it was just to help me through it. Just a few. Brando, I’m sorry. Don’t be sorry. I shouldn’t have lied to you. I… I’m just so tired. Can we please go home?
[ Sniffles ] Dr. Collins, what do you think? I’d recommend keeping sasha for observation. How long? We can start with a 72-hour hold. You hear that? Dr. Collins thinks that you should stay in the hospital for now. Oh, no, no. I — I don’t want to stay here. I want to go home with you. Yeah, I want that, too. I will be better at home, I promise. As her husband, you can authorize the hold. You really think she needs it? I do. It’s the best first step for her to start to heal. You can trust kevin. He’s the best there is.
[ Sniffles ] Do you really think it’s safe for sasha to go home? Okay. Alright. I’ll, uh — I’ll take her to a room and an administrator will walk you through the paperwork. No, no. Please, don’t — don’t leave me here. I want to go home with you. I know. Brando, I want to go home with you! I don’t want to be here! Brando, please! Please! Sasha, s-she was demonstrating a baby carrier and they — they had a doll in it and she looked down at this doll and she — she started talking to liam. She insisted that her — her little boy had come back to her. Heartbreak is not strong enough of a word. Okay. I’m gonna call brando. I’m sure he — no, brando was there. He came from behind the camera to help her. And I talked to maxie, and sasha’s at G.H. Right now. Well, that’s good. They’ll know what to do for her, right? Yeah. I’m just grateful that brando is there to support her. I know what that grief is like. Waking up, finding out that your baby is gone. And I felt that feeling again when I found out that nelle was my daughter and it was —
[ Crying ] I was just too late to help her. You didn’t have anybody to help you grieve, right? Come here. It’s okay. It’s okay. Look, you don’t have to be alone anymore. I’m gonna be there for you. You understand me? I’m gonna be there for you every step of the way. Come on. You weren’t supposed to see that. Nothing wrong with a good cry.
[ Scoffs ] Yeah? I would even venture to say it helps. You cry a lot? Phew! Yeah. All the time.
[ Laughs ] Every chance I get. I just put so much of myself into the metro court. It’s just hard to say goodbye, you know? Mm. But you didn’t have to. I-I forgot my phone earlier and when I came back for it… you heard me talking to sonny. Why’d you turn him down? Oh, come on. Do you really have to ask that?
[ Sighs ] No, I guess I don’T. It’s my problem. It’s my responsibility, and I’m certainly not gonna let sonny bail me out. But it wouldn’t be a bailout. You’re — you’re entitled to those assets. I don’t want them, not after what sonny did at the hearing. He comforted nina after her attorney attacked his own son. That’s not a man I know and certainly not a man I want to be indebted to. I’ll figure something out. You think I’m an idiot, don’t you? That is literally the last thing I think. Carly corinthos may be down, but she is never out. Some people would say the same thing about you.
[ Chuckles ] To you. To us… rising again. Hear, hear.
[ Bottles clink ]
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