General Hospital Transcript
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[ Sighs ] Voicemail? Again, chase? Why aren’t you calling me back? Oh, I really hope you’re not having second thoughts, because tonight is important. I fully expect to see you at the haunted star in a half hour. Be there.
[ Exhales sharply ] Michael, willow, hey! Last time we checked. Oh, with a sense of humor like that, no wonder you’re a dad.
[ Chuckles ] You guys still coming? To open mic night at the haunted star? That’s tonight? Oh. Yes. We are so sorry. We just — forgot? H-how could you forget? This is chase’s big debut.
[ Punching bag thudding ]
[ Chase grunting ] Okay. Alright, time! Time, time. You, uh — you done yet? No, not yet. Oh, yeah? ‘Cause, you know, we’ve been here a few hours. And, uh, unless you got a personal vendetta against this bag, I’m guessing there’s something you really don’t want to do. And by that reaction, that something has to do with brook lynn. I told her I’d sing at the haunted star open mic night. Hey, great. What time? Don’t you have an evening with elizabeth? No. But she’s back. Exactly. She needs to spend some time with her boys. Is that her way of trying to keep you at arm’s length? No, no. I think this time, things are good. Nice diversion, by the way. We were talking about you. Back at you. Yeah. So, when is this open mic thing? It doesn’t matter. I can’t go. Spinelli: [ Through cellphone ]
Greetings and salutations. Cody: Spinelli!
[ Clears throat ] To whom am I speaking? It’s your buddy, cody bell. No, I have no desired acquaintance who bears that moniker. Adieu.
Whoa, whoa, wait,
hold on, hold on. Tonight’s my date with britt westbourne, so I need the 411 — likes, dislikes, what’s she looking for in a man. Oh, so you can deceive her? So I can get another date. I cannot — no, nay, nay, i will not abet your deceptions. Lose this number!
[ Sighs ] Fine. Guess I’ll just have to wing it.
[ Horse neighs ][ Knock on door ] Britt: Mr. Bell. Dr. Westbourne. You’re early. All the sooner to get this over with. Who are you talking to, and what do you have to “wing”?
[ Indistinct conversations ] Mac! Hi! Mac: Hi. Are you excited about emceeing tonight? Uh, yes. You know, I mean, I know your mom really wanted to be here tonight, but since she’s feeling under the weather, I’m happy to dust off my old skills and pitch in. Well, break a leg.
[ Chuckles ] Thanks. I think.
[ Laughs ] Hey. Hey, austin. How you doing? Yeah, I’m great. Good. Nice to see you. Hi. Hi. Do you want to — did you — let’s grab this table. Okay. Thank you for rolling with the change of plans. I know this wasn’t exactly the romantic date we talked about. Please, this is going to be super fun. And I love how supportive your family is. That’s great, and I know you mean it, but you and i will be going on a date, just the two of us, very soon. Deal. Gracious greetings! Spinelli! Did not know you were going to be here tonight. Well, couldn’t pass up a chance to mingle. Please join us. Oh. Austin, would you, uh, grab us a couple drinks? Uh, yeah, sure. What do you want? I literally have given it no thought, so surprise me. I’ll have a beer. Yeah. Of course you will. Well, uh, I’m sure today’s going to be a smash — spinelli. Why are you stalking me? Uh, I appreciate you bringing me out, marshall, but the mcats are really soon, and I need to study. Okay. Alright. Look. I know you agree. Music is good for the soul, right? So I’m just guessing, here, future dr. Johnson. If music is good for the soul, it’s got to be good for the brain, too, as well.
[ Laughs ] Come on. Fine. One drink. Cool. One drink. And a song. Brando, can you check on my discharge papers again? They’re taking forever.
[ Chuckles ] I don’t think that they’ll appreciate me checking every five minutes.
[ Sighs ]
[ Door opens ] Hi, sasha. Brando. Hey, nina. I brought you some clothes and toiletries just in case you need it. Thank you. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this. I will, uh, go check on those discharge papers. Thanks.
[ Door closes ]
[ Elevator bell dings ] Oh, brando, I was hoping I’d run into you. Sonny. Dex. I know sasha’s 72-hour hold is over. How is she doing? Uh, dr. Sheffer recommends that we transfer sasha to shadybrook for rehab. What does she think of that? I mean, she insists all she needs is rest, you know, which she can get at home. What do you think? I wish I just understood how my wife got to this point in the first place. Oh, my god. You thought of everything. I’m gonna go get changed. Uh, sasha, I think maybe that can wait. I’d love to talk to you first. Nina, I love you, and I appreciate everything you’re doing for me. But I am going home tonight. So do not try to stop me.
Look, I know I’m not a detective anymore. At the moment. But it doesn’t take sherlock holmes to see that you are still worried about elizabeth. Look, a bag. Why don’t I go punch it? Finn. Hmm? Alright. I-I admit I was a little thrown when elizabeth checked herself out of shadybrook. But, you know, she came back, and we talked, and, you know, she says she really wants to be with me. Well, that’s great. What’s wrong? Nothing’s wrong. It just seems… fast, that’s all. For you to get back together? For elizabeth to be back to normal. Seems almost too good to be true. You up for a night out? Why? Willow, you not feeling well? No, no, I’m — I’m fine. In fact, um — do you want to tell her? Okay. I’d be honored. Well, willow and i are having a baby. Oh, my god! Congratulations! No wonder your jokes are getting worse.
[ Laughs ] Did I just hug you too hard? I’m so sorry. The only pregnancy I ever had was a complete fraud, and I only pretended to read the books. I’m fine. I feel great. Okay. Okay, great. Then you guys should go out and celebrate. Like tonight. It’s never too early to expose your kid to some culture. Yeah, I’m not sure amateurs covering top-40 pop songs is considered culture. Babies love music in utero. Exactly. Thank you. Okay. Alright, uh… we will be there. Great! Now I just hope that chase doesn’t get cold feet. Oh. You don’t have to get back to sasha? Uh, nina’s with her. The drugs are out of her system. Mm-hmm.Th to her heart this time. That’s good, right? Thank god. Yeah. The drugs, those were just a symptom. Mm-hmm. They — they might have been a factor in sasha’s breakdown, but they weren’t the cause. You been able to talk to, uh, sasha about liam? I try. She just shuts down. I want to tell her that everything’s going to be okay, but it feels like a lie whenever I do. I’m trying to be supportive and honest at the same time, but…it’s impossible. What am I supposed to do? Sasha, I fully support and understand your desire to want to go home.
[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Uh, I thought you were going to try to force me into going to rehab. No, no, I’m not. But… it’s worth a conversation, don’t you think?
[ Scoffs ] I am not addicted. Those pills, they were just supposed to take the edge off. It was obviously a mistake to take them. I just didn’t want to — you didn’t want to feel. That’s it, isn’t it? You didn’t want to feel. You know that I understand the pain you go through when you lose a child. I lost my daughter twice. It can really mess you up. If you feel like you need a little break from the stress and pressure of the world — and there’s a lot out there, isn’t there? — Then a place like shadybrook, it might help you. It helped me more than I can tell you. I appreciate your understanding, nina, but I don’t need a break. You sure about that? I can’t think of anything worse than sitting around obsessing about my problems. That’s why dr. Sheffer has scheduled outpatient therapy sessions for me. Oh. Okay. Well, that’s wonderful. Mm-hmm. I know I need help, and I’m getting it. The worst really is over. Maybe you can help me out. How do you think that name is pronounced? Oh, that’s “muh-zush-kuh.” Muh– zush-kuh. Right there, see? All I see are consonants.
[ Giggles ] What — muh-zush-kuh.Muh-zush-kuh, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. How’d you know? A ukrainian arachnologist came to pautuck once to study a local spider. Mina muzyczka. Spelled it theam.Always a good strategy. Stalking?! I’m — I’m aghast. The — the very idea is anathema. Okay. When you start using words I do not understand, that only means one thing — you’re hiding something. Very well. If I may be perfectly honest…
[ Scoffs ] …I-I just — I-I don’t think austin is your perfect match. Not important. I was just on the phone. Welcome back to my not-so-humble abode.
[ Horse neighs ] It looks great. ‘Cause it is great. I just can’t imagine living with horses. Well, I do have a little apartment upstairs, you know. They don’t make me sleep in the hay. So, uh, where are we going for dinner? I thought that we could eat here outside, underneath the stars. You know, I ordered from metro court. You ordered for me? Well, yeah, I know how hard doctors work, and tonight, I just want you to relax. I’ll take care of everything.
If I were a phone, where would I be? There you are. Oh. And there you are. Wow. That is a lot of missed calls. And voicemails. And texts. I’ve been dodging brook lynn. Oh, look, lucky number 11. Uh, “don’t make me hunt u down. B at the haunted star or else.” Well, normally, I would recommend witness protection, but with brook lynn, she’d probably still find you. If I get up there tonight, I have to prove to everyone that I’m worth listening to. What if the audience doesn’t agree? Well, then all your dreams will vanish, and you’ll just have to go back to being a singing waiter. I’d rather be a singing waiter. Yeah, I think you’d be terrific. Look, so — so what’s the big problem? Chase: Linc owns your songs. I punched him in the face. He’s not gonna want anything to do with us. And now you want him to manage me? I mean, what’s that about? Linc is dirty, and once he buys out your contract, you’ll be in the perfect position to get the goods on him. Well, brook lynn has a plan. When doesn’t she? To get back at her former music producer that I punched. How can I help? You can give me a doctor’s note to get out of it. Done. But if you really don’t want to sing for brook lynn tonight, why don’t you just tell her? I do not need a matchmaker, spinelli.
I decide whether or not austin and I are perfect match, not you. Now, be nice. Ah. Dr. Gatlin-holt. Here you go. Thank you. Uh, thank you for the ale. Well — much appreciated. Cheers.
[ Indistinct conversations ] Mm! Hi. I’m looking for chase. Okay. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome!
[ Applause ] Settle in with your favorite beverage and get ready to be impressed. Open mic night is a night that could change someone’s life. So, uh, you ready for that riding lesson? I didn’t think you were serious about that.
[ Chuckles ] Come on. It’ll be fun. Look, you don’t — obviously, don’t have to ride, but just come meet comet. Uh, I can see comet just fine from here. You don’t have to be nervous. The qs bought this horse for a child to ride. You’re perfectly safe, I promise. I told you, I don’t like horses. Alright, so you just made up your mind, and that’s it? I know what I like and what I don’t like. Why won’t you let this go? I just want you to try and pet the — and I said no. Okay. Alright. We’re on our first date, right? So we’re supposed to be on our best behavior, getting to know each other, at least trying to. And by choosing to not listen to me when I tell you I don’t like horses, you’re refusing to get to know me. If you’re so opposed to new experiences, you might as well be dead. Alright, fine. I’m sorry, what? Maybe you are… not wrong. Maybe I have been a little stubborn. So, you’re saying… let’s meet this comet. Mm-hmm. I know I thanked you before, nina, but that was not enough. You really picked the perfect outfit.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Cellphone ringing ] For you? I can leave if you want to talk to willow. I’m not ready. Did something happen between you two? No, it’s, uh, nothing like that. Um… I found out willow’s pregnant. That must have been hard to hear. I hate that you’re going through this tough time. Eh, sasha’s in so much pain. Whatever I’m going through or need to feel, that can — it can wait. Well, but don’t forget to take care of yourself, ’cause whatever pain that you don’t think you need to go through right now, it — it doesn’t just go away. I hear you. I do. Alright. I hope you do, because at least I feel like I’m giving you something that’s helpful.
[ Both chuckle ] Whatever you say, it’s always helpful. Really. Talking like this, it’s —
[ Clicks tongue ] If you need anything, I’m here. I promise. I’m sure everyone will recognize our first performer from her show-stopping performances at the nurses’ ball. Ladies and gentlemen, epiphany johnson! -Yeah! -Whoo! Marshall: Yeah!
No, he doesn’T.
[ Sighs ] Look, okay? You wanted me to try. I tried. Experiment over. I-I think I should go. You can’t leave. I can’t? No, yocan’t leave yet ’cause we haven’t had dinner. Okay.
[ Sighs ] This is obviously not working. I mean, according to you, I am bad-tempered, judgmental, and devoutly allergic to fun. Why do you want me to stay? Well, because underneath all of that attitude, every once in a while, I see a glimpse of a woman who is whip-smart, wickedly funny, and passionate about life. Look, britt, I just want to get to know you a little bit better. Will you let me? So, uh, the nanny is reading “my truck is stuck!” To wiley, and he seems very quiet and happy. So I say we make a run for it.
[ Chuckles ] I’m ready. Oh, uh, before I forget, what is your next obgyn appointment? ‘Cause I want to block out the time in my calendar. You know, you don’t have to come to every single appointment. I want to be involved. Just — jonah and wiley’s births were very traumatic. And this time everything’s going to be different. No cult leaders or sociopaths? No, just you and me, and wiley. And the 300 other members of your two families. Right, exactly. You know, it’s — it’s crazy, isn’t it, that there is no craziness, no threat lurking out there threatening to ruin everything? So far, so good, huh?
[ Cheers and applause ] That was wonderful. How do you feel? You were right. Music is good for the soul. I must say, not only do you feel better, but you lifted up every person in this room with that song.
[ Laughs ] And you are a smooth talker. Nuh-unh-unh, no, no, no. I only speak the truth. Mm. What happened? Man, she threw down. We missed it? Yes, you did. Would it kill you to return a phone call? And what are you wearing? You can’t go on stage like that. Look, about that, I don’t — linc: Brook lynn.
[ Sighs ] Detective. Is it still detective? Get lost, linc. Hey, I just came over ’cause I’m concerned about you, baby. Will watching other people perform remind you of the talent that you lost forever? I mean, you sure had a set of pipes on you. It’s — it’s a tragedy you can’t sing any longer. Well, thank you for the phony concern, but I’m better than ever. Is that right? It is, because I’ve found something that I want more than fame. Really? Would that be you?
[ Sighs ] You saw my meltdown on “home & heart,” didn’t you? I did. It’s funny, I — I barely remember it. But I do remember seeing liam. I mean thinking that I saw liam. I-I know that he wasn’t there. But in the moment, I was so happy. And I know that that wasn’t the pills. You know, they were responsible for the hallucination. But the feeling — no, I know. I know. I know. I know the feeling, that you would do anything just to stop the pain. I know. Can I tell you something? Yeah. Anything. Part of me wishes… that I could just live in that mirage. I mean, feeling him in my arms, nina. He had weight and warmth and breath. And he has such a beautiful smile. Yeah. Yeah.
[ Crying ] Thanks. For everything. As usual. Anytime. And, uh, you know, whenever you need me… yeah, I may need you for something. Name it. I want you to give me the name of the paparazzi scum who gave drugs to sasha. It’s felty. I’m gonna have a little talk with felty. Make sure he never gives drugs to sasha or anybody again. I want in on that talk.
You gonna take a turn on the stage? That’s why I’m here. Brave man. Crowds like this can — can be brutal. Break a leg. You’re really doing it? I mean, that was the plan, right? I got the impression that you only showed up to turn me down. Your former manager is probably the most disgusting person I’ve ever met. I want to give you the satisfaction of nailing him. Thank you. Now come with me. Spinelli: Alright, so get this, okay? His brain was stolen. And of course they’re going to get it back. But in order to keep…
[Speaking indistinctly] Well, I had no doubt that chase would come through for brook lynn. But why is this performance so important to her? I don’t know. But with brook lynn, it’s best not to ask too many questions.
[ Chuckles ] I mean, it’s too visionary, I mean, just — just too cutting-edge for 1960s broadcast television.
[ Grunts ] Ow.
[ Clears throat ] Austin: You all right? Uh, yes, I indeed am — I am well. Um… austin, were you ever a trekkie? I didn’t watch a lot of tv. Pity. But I did see one of the movies, I think, the one about the whales? An excellent film, hm? Well, this is better, right? Certainly smells better.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. I guess riding isn’t for everyone. Sorry about that. I shouldn’t have pushed you. So why don’t we just stay here and talk? That’s why we’re here, right? Get to know each other better? Okay. I’ll go first.
[ Clears throat ] So, cody, you’ve… lived in a lot of places. I have. Where? Any place with mountains or prairies. How about you? I have seen a lot of the world. Yeah. Sounds like you’ve had, uh, some adventures. I’ve traveled for leisure, for education, once as an international fugitive, so yeah. Wow. That’s, um — that’s — it’s a lot.
[ Clears throat ] Yeah, I could see where that could wear down on you. Yeah, it can. Uh, I’m not like you, enamored by the nomadic lifestyle. Well, you know, I used to love the life of a nomad, but I’ve done my wandering. You know, I just want to put down roots, maybe get a little house of my own. White picket fence, suv, a wife to bring you your slippers? No, my mom would tan my hide if I ever expected a woman to wait on me. Smart lady. No, I just want an equal partner, you know? Someone to grow old with, maybe raise a couple kids. You want kids? Yes…? Wait, where are you going? Home. This is a complete waste of time. What the hell was zelda thinking saying we’re a match? I want you to know that I realize having liam with me here was a fantasy. A beautiful fantasy. I understand, of course, why you would yearn for that. So you don’t think I’m crazy? Well, if you were to ask around, the majority opinion would be I’m not the perfect judge to define crazy or sanity, but no, sasha. You’re not crazy for wanting your baby back. As long as I know that it can never happen. This might be something that you talk to dr. Sheffer about. Good idea. Yeah. I will do that. Let me know when you locate him. On it. And if you need me to do anything… don’t get carried away. But this is the time to impress me with how well you follow orders. Got it. Are — are you going after felty now? You’re sending that bastard? You can go. You said you wanted to go. You have every right. Yeah, I would — I want to. But I can’T. I mean, I — sasha needs me more than I need revenge. Besides, I — I trust you to take care of it. Oh, I will. I promise.
Hey. Hey. Hey. You were gone for a while. Was there a problem? Uh, no. I just ran into sonny, and we got to talking. Is sonny still here? No, sorry. Um, he had to take care of something. Well, as luck would have it, I have to get going, too. Here you go. Thank you. Yeah. For everything, for the clothes, for — for everything. Yeah. I love you, and I’m just a phone call away, okay? I know. I’ll see you. Thanks. So you really were just talking to sonny? They haven’t hit a snag with the discharge papers? Deanna said the paperwork is on its way up from admin. Really? Good. That’s good. Uh, why would you think that there was a problem? Well, I know that you think it’s too soon for me to come home. Yes. I mean, I-I am concerned that we’re jumping the gun, but… it’s, um… it’s your call. And I would never go behind your back like that. I know. I’m sorry. We’re a team, right? 100%. What did I miss? You’re not at all the man I thought you were. Okay, I know I didn’t make a great first impression — you’re so boring! Sorry, what? I-I thought at least you’d have some good stories, traveling around like you have. I have great stories. And it seems like they’re all in the past, because right now, all you want to do is sit on your porch and rock yourself to sleep. I never said any of that! And yet you make it perfectly clear. So… once and for all, cody, goodbye. I-I hope you find a nice, boring wife to give you lots and lots of kids, at least a dozen. I don’t even want any kids! What game are you playing?
[ Applause ] I hope that’s not the hospital. I’ll be back. Let’s hear it for kathy muzyczka! Man: Whoosh!
[ Applause ] Okay, and now another one of the nurses’ ball favorites, harrison chase. Woman: Whoo!
[ Applause ] -Go, chase! -Alright, man.
[ Coughs ]
Do you remember
how we used to be
when things were better?
Can’t help but think that we
could get back to where we first started
go back and I’ll take you there
there’s still time for us to make it right
if you come with me
come with me
do you remember
times that we would spend all night together
we can’t let this be the end
so let’s get back to where we first started
go back and I’ll take you there
there’s still time for us to make it right
if you come with me
if you come with me
[ Vocalizing ]
If you come with me
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
if you come with me
oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh-oh-oh
[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you. Man: Alright.
I want to do is fallface-down into our bed with you and stay there forever. Or until I get hungry. Then I want pizza. Oh. Are you saying you missed me? Do you have to ask? It has been a long, long, long 72 hours. Mm. I thought, I don’t know, maybe you were mad at me for sticking you in here. Brando, you did exactly what I needed you to do. I just didn’t know it. So we’re good? Always. Good. ‘Cause I really missed you, too. And I promise, sasha, no matter what, I will always be there for you. You better. Well, this has been fun, but I really need to get back to studying. I hope you learned the most important lesson tonight.
[ Chuckles ] What’s that? Never listen to a jazz man.
[ Laughs ] We’re a bad influence. But jazz men are known to have a good time. That’s right. So I figured it was worth the risk.
[ Both laugh ] Come on. Was that — was I — amazing. It was not terrible at all. Well, it started off a little shaky, but whatever. I had fun.Trust me. Performing is all about a strong finish. You wow the audience by the end, no one cares what you did by the top. I’ll remember that.
[ Whistles ] Listen, I’m — seriously, bro, I’m so proud of you. Oh, my god! You were fantastic. Hey. Thank you. You owned that stage. I mean, best part is, I was right. I love being right.
[ Laughter ] Michael: We — we have to take off, but that was a hell of a performance. Congratulations, man. I appreciate it, michael. Means a lot. Alright. Yeah, bro, I-I got to get going, too. But, um, next time, I’m bringing dad. Well, if there is a next time. Oh, there will be a next time. Well, then bring everybody.
[ Laughs ] Proud of you, alright? I’ll see you. Bye. So? Did the fish take the bait? Here’s to hoping. I’m gonna make myself scarce, and we’ll see what happens. Where did, uh, dr. Gatlin-holt disappear to? Uh, he had to take a call. Why do you ask? Itching for more trekkie talk?
[ Sighs ] Austin is a — he’s a — he’s a good listener. Perhaps I’ve been a tad overprotective. Yes. Yes, you have, spinelli. Okay? Austin is a good man, and you need to start being nicer to him. Now. I cannot be seen here with you. Careful. You’re gonna hurt my feelings. I was really clear about that when you came to visit me at the campsite. What the hell are you doing here? I’m not playing a game. Okay, then. You don’t want kids? Why did you say you did? Because…while having kids may not be a high priority, you know, I’d be open to it if my wife wanted them. That’s — that’s all I meant. Aw. Do you have a bridge you’d like to sell me while you’re at it? All you’ve been doing is telling me what you think I want to hear. So why? What do you want from me?
[ Cellphone rings ] Talk to me. I found felty. Good. You know what to do. I’ll be there. You got it. Congratulations, detective. It was a great performance. What do you want? I want to know… have you considered a career in music? What? Yeah.
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