GH Transcript Tuesday, August 16, 2022

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jordan! Jordan. What happened? Is oz willing to talk? He said he was willing to testify he sold the phone to esme. Oh! Provided we give him a deal. And you offered him a good one.

[ Voice breaking ] Right? Mr. Foreman, in the matter of the state of new york V. Trina robinson, has the jury reached a verdict? We have, your honor.

[ Dramatic music plays ] You won’t find esme. You’ll never find her. Oh? Why is that? Because she’s dead. She’s dead. Esme’s dead? How do you know this? It’s better not to get into details — I won’t ask you again, nikolas. I know that esme’s dead… …because I killed her. Mr. Foreman, please hand the verdict to the bailiff.

[ Door opens ] Your honor… these proceedings have got to stop immediately.

[ Dramatic music plays ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Laughing ] Hey. I think — I think waiting is overrated, don’t you? Do you think willow’s gonna like her surprise party? Oh, she’s gonna love it. And it was so sweet of you to plan all this for her. She deserves to be celebrated. I mean, the nursing program is no cakewalk, but when you’re raising a kid on top of it… and growing one.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. I’m just really proud of her. Yeah, I’m proud of her, too.

[ Footsteps approach ] Look, grandma, I’m helping! “Helping”? Is that what we’re calling it?

[ Laughs ] Look at you. How did you do this? Hey, guys. Hey. Don’t just stand there. You have to help. Oh. Think fast. Oh! I don’t know… I think wiley’s got the right idea. Carly: Yeah? You look good. I don’t know, I don’t think you can pull this look off. Oh. Is that a challenge?

[ Somber music plays ]

[ Sighs ] Thank you for getting here so quickly. Come in. Have a seat. We have a lot to discuss.

Da scorpio agreed to the protections oz asked for. Oh, thank god. He’s being prepped for transport to the courthouse right now. We have to hurry. They’re about to read the verdict.

[ Breathes sharply ] Let’s just hope it’s in time. It has to be. Da scorpio, what is the meaning of this? Your honor, uh, pressing evidence has come up which should be presented to court. Such as? A new witness has come forward. Is this witness present? No, but they’re on their way. With all due respect, the jury has already returned a verdict. I’d say the time for new evidence has passed. Your honor, the foreman has not yet handed the verdict to the bailiff. Therefore, officially speaking, the verdict has not been entered and new evidence may be presented. Judge young: Counselors, approach the bench. Think this will work?

[ Exhales sharply ] It better. This seems like good news. I think this case is about to take a major turn. Tell me exactly what happened. I appreciate your concern, but I am handling it.

[ Scoffing ] Oh, yes. I’ve seen how well you clean up your messes, nikolas. How many times have you come to me for help? Not this time. You know there is nothing I wouldn’t do for this family. Including allowing my son to be shipped off to pentonville. Spencer put his family first, which is what I’m trying to do. Now, tell me exactly what happened to esme so I can ensure that all of us come out of this unscathed. The staff called me. They could hear ava and esme fighting. Had esme told ava about your transgression? No. Esme was trying to leave town. Ava wasn’t having it. She wanted esme to confess to framing trina. Things got…heated. Fortunately, I arrived before esme told her that we slept together. Oh, yes, that — that is fortunate, isn’t it? I sent ava off, and I tried to talk some sense into esme. Mm, I can only imagine how that went. She was enraged, completely out of control. We struggled, and I pushed her off the parapet. So , what did you dowith the body? I haven’t found it. Then how do you know she’s dead? Oz hag gerty has been namedin testimony, and his name has been mentioned in information relating to this case. Yes, ms. Miller informed us of this witness. She also said she didn’t know what his testimony would be or if he’d even be able to testify. If the witness were present, I’d allow it. Mr. Haggerty has just come out of a coma. He has agreed to testify for the defense and is being brought here as we speak. My office strongly agrees that we need to hear this information. It could… it could change the course of the entire case. Your honor, an innocent young woman’s future is at stake. Will this court really jeopardize that over a technicality? I-I thought you had plans tonight. I had to change things around. For me? Well, I figured since we’re — you know, we’re doing this, then, like, uh, why wait? Well, good, because I know what I wrote you in that text, but, um… I’m not the patient type.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, me neither. You want to have dinner? Y-yeah, I want to have dinner. What, tonight? Right now. Right now? Well — well, I know someone pretty high up in this place. I’m sure I can get us a table. Oh, hell no.

[ Sighs ] Drew: Yes! Okay, wiley. Hit me with a streamer. What color? Ah — pfft! You choose. I trust your judgment. Oh, there it is. That’s the one. I like that.

[ Carly laughs ] Nice choice. Nice choice. I don’t know, I’m kind of digging this guy right here. Yeah, you wear it well. Aha-ha! Thank you very much. Thanks to this guy. Oh! Nice tie. Alright. Yeah, thank you. Wiley’s helping me spruce up my wardrobe a little bit. You needed that. That’s right. You know, it’s crepe paper chic. It’s the new rage these days. Yeah. Exactly. Drew, thank you for offering to pitch in, by the way. Willow’s still at the hospital, so we have some time. Well, tell — just tell me, what can I do? How about centerpieces? My specialty. Oh, I can show you where they are. Okay. So…

[ Exhales deeply ] You want to practice what to do when your mommy gets here? Yeah. Yeah? Okay. Now, pretend that I’m mommy, right, walking into the party. Mommy doesn’t walk like that.

[ Laughs ] You got to cut me a little bit of slack here. Alright. I’ll try it again. I’m mommy, walking into my party. And what do you yell? Surprise! There it is. You are a natural, buddy. Will anyone else be joining us? Just me. Well, we want to start by congratulating you on your graduation. You’ve worked incredibly hard, and it’s obvious you’re going to be an excellent nurse. We’re really happy to have you at G.H. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] But I know you didn’t ask me here just to congratulate me. No, we didn’T.

Terry: The biopsy confirmed our initial suspicions. Willow, you have leukemia. Judge young: Watch it, ms. Miller. I will decide how to uphold the integrity of this court, not you. Apologies, your honor. You may return to your seats. Because da scorpio vouched for the witness’s imminent arrival and because the jury has not officially handed in the verdict, I will allow the testimony. My decision is conditional on the witness’s timely arrival. Any delays, and I will instruct the jury to hand in the verdict. Understood, your honor. We’re positive he’s on his way? If the da says he’s on his way, he’s on his way. But wouldn’t my mom or curtis try to reach out to you? What if something happened? Olivia, you can’t refuse me service here anymore. I am your partner, remember? If only I could forget. Can we just act like adults here? Just because you’re the new co-owner doesn’t mean you can just waltz in here and demand a table whenever the mood strikes. We are…fully booked. Hey, let’s go somewhere — we’ll just go somewhere else — no, no, we’re not gonna go anywhere else! No, no, ye– I’m sure we can work something out. Yeah, of course. We could — we could just cancel a reservation of a paying customer — at the last minute, mind you — so you can do your big flex. That’d be a great business decision. Just listen. Hey. We’ll just eat at the bar. Is the bar fully booked, too? We don’t take reservations at the bar. Which any decent co-owner would know.

[ Sighs ] That was fun. We’re gonna have to get used to it. You know that, right? Yeah, I guess so. It s care you off?[ Exhales sharply ] Not even a little bit. Michael really is going all out to make this day special for willow. Yeah. It’s just so sweet that he loves her so much. He does. And I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to see him happy and settled and confident. Mm. I mean, michael finally has the family he deserves. There must have been a day when you thought maybe that might not happen.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, yeah. I mean, when nelle was around. Yeah.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Thank god that’s behind us, right? Yeah. Carly. Hey. Hey. Hey. Can I talk to you for a second? Sure. I will get to work. Okay. What’s going on? There is A… situation in the restaurant. And you’re not gonna like it. Terry: Low levels of blasts were revealed…

[Echoing] Indicating you have early stage leukemia. We’ll need to schedule additional tests.

[ Echoing ] Leukemia…

[ In distance ] From there we can decide on the best course of treatment, which can include chemotherapy… britt: Willow. I know this is a lot to take in. Do you have any questions? If esme was alive, she would have turned up by now. I’ve been searching. I’m still searching. All I’ve found is a shoe. So I decided it best to let everyone believe that she took off as she intended. And hopefully her body is lost to the water, and no one will ever know the truth. Well, in the first place, that is an awfully big hope. One that’ll pay off. And second, do you really take me for such a fool? I don’t know what you mean. This whole cockamamie story of yours, nikolas — it doesn’t add up. So, come on. Out with it. Who are you trying to protect? Your honor, the defense calls oz haggerty to the stand. We’ve studied leukemia in my classes. I’ve worked with cancer patients. I obviously… know what it is and how it’s treated, but… hearing the actual words… it’s like a foreign language. You’ll have a whole team of doctors, including britt and myself. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

[ Sighs ] It’s a difficult illness to treat. You’re right. But we caught this at a very early stage. Will it affect…

[ Inhales shakily ] What does this mean for my baby?

N in place. But, yes, your case is complicated by the pregnancy. For some types of cancer, treatment is delayed until the second trimester when the fetus is completely formed. But in general, chemotherapy drugs are detrimental to the development of the fetus. Drew: Hey! I met with valentin. Oh. How’d it go? Well — [ Sighs ] I may have a way to get him to give up control of elq. That’s huge. It’s — it’s definitely the long game, but anything is worth trying if it means us getting our family business back.

[ Sighs ] Have I told you how happy I am that you’re back home? Not lately, and it was actually beginning to hurt my feelings a little bit.

[ Chuckles ] No, I just — I feel like — I finally feel like I have a real partner at aurora. Good. ‘Cause you do. Nina and sonny are inside… on a date. Yeah, you’re probably gonna see more of that now that she owns half the hotel.

Your half of the hotel! A-and now she’s — she’s parading your ex-husband through there, trying to — to flaunt whatever the hell it is she’s got going on. Okay. Liv, it’s okay. It doesn’t bother me. How is that even possible? Okay, do I hate that nina owns my half of the hotel? Yes. And will I ever be thrilled seeing sonny and nina together? Probably not. But not because I still have feelings for him.

[ Chuckling ] I mean, sonny can do whatever he wants. I have everything that I need right here. You know, you really do. Your son and your grandson and… a very handsome, very good new friend. Mr. Haggerty, thank you for making it here today. Have you ever met the defendant, trina robinson? Yes, she came by the highsider with the girl from the video. -Josslyn jacks. -If that’s her name, yeah. That’s her right there in back. And when was this? A couple of months ago. Let’s see if we can narrow it down a little bit, shall we? Was it june 15th? Sounds about right. Mm-hmm. So, well after the video of josslyn jacks and cameron webber was recorded. Yes. Mr. Haggerty… previous testimony has indicated that it was actually a woman named esme prince who recorded that video. Do you know esme prince? Yes. I confronted her about this trial, and i think she slipped something into my drink. Slipped something into your drink? Not exactly the hallmark of an innocent woman, is it? Objection, your honor. Withdrawn. Mr. Haggerty, forensic evidence has shown us that… that revenge-porn video was recorded on a black-market phone that was activated on january 28th. Did you sell that phone to ms. Prince? I did.

[ Gasps ] Is that the woman? I’m gonna need an actual verbal confirmation from you. Yeah. That’s her. And when was this? Sometime in january. I don’t have the exact date. One last question for you, mr. Haggerty. Have you ever at any time sold any phone, black-market or otherwise, to the defendant, trina robinson? No, ma’am. Thank you. No further questions. Portia: Yes!

[ Applause ]

[ Gavel bangs ] Judge young: Order! Order! Ada arden, your witness. Who am I protecting? I’m protecting myself. I didn’t mean to kill esme. And if that’s true — it is!

If that’s true, then you have nothing to hide. Neither spencer nor ava would ever find out that you slept with esme, so as far as the whole world is concerned, you had no motive. You just go to the police and tell them it was a terrible accident. No. Then tell me what really happened, or I’ll go to the police!

[ Sighs ] Most of what I told you was true, except… ava does know about me and esme. And that’s the real reason ava isn’t living here. Yes. And esme? She and ava fought. Just like I said. I came home. I heard them on the parapet. All I saw was esme go over the ledge. Ahh. So…ava killed esme. Well, uh, ava swore she didn’t push esme, and I — and I believe her. But I knew how it would look. No one would buy that it was an accident. It was a physical fight?

[ Sighs ] Ava’s dna could be on esme. So now do you understand why it’s best if everyone believes that esme just skipped town? And you covered for ava? Of course I did. Yet she still left you? Ava’s rightfully upset. But she sees the wisdom in us staying married. If it gets out that you slept with esme, right there, that’s — that’s your motive. Exactly. So how are you gonna carry on this charade with ava not living here? She just needs to cool down. Once she does, I’ll prove to her that we belong together. She’ll come back. Well, I admit it. I — I like ava. She fits right into this family. That said… she’s now a threat. And all threats have to be eliminated. What about my own prognosis? Look. While there are no guarantees, your prognosis is hopeful. As I said, we caught this at a very early stage. But we need more information as soon as possible. I’d like to make an appointment for further testing so we can finalize your treatment plan by the end of this week. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I can’t do that.

Terry: I understand you must be reeling right now, but dr. Westbourne and i are here to answer any questions you may have. And feel free to get a second opinion. I do want to stress that time is of the essence. Early treatment is favorable. I know. I know. I just — I —

[ Breathes deeply ] I need a minute to think. There’s just a lot of… factors to weigh. It’s so much. I’ll clear my day tomorrow morning, and you and I can talk as long as you want. Take the night to discuss things with your family, okay? Thank you. Both of you. I have plans with michael tonight, but I will think about everything you said and I’ll follow up. Soon? I promise.

[ Sighs ] Willow. I don’t like the idea of you being alone right now. Is there anyone we can call for you? Right here? Oh, that’s perfect. Drop it right there. Boom! Nicely done. Come on! Let’s go back. Let’s get to work. Drew is a good friend, and looks have nothing to do with it. You know, I don’t think that I realized what good friends you guys had become until you put up your half of the hotel to help him out. What are you talking about? I invested in a company, which happens to be michael’s company. Remember michael? My son? Right, right. Yeah. But it also had something to do with drew. Okay, I’m gonna stop you right there. What? Where am I going? You’re insinuating there’s something going on between me and drew, which, I mean, I-I can’t fathom how complicated that would be. So you have thought of it! Oh! Keep your voice down. What? I’m just sayin’. I’m sorry I couldn’t get us a table. I’m not. ‘Cause you know what? I got the best seat in the house. Even though we’re a little… what? Mm. Exposed. W-we’re gonna be exposed no matter what. Well, at least it’s better than a verbal lashing from your ex-wife’s best friend. Yeah, that’s true. Hell of a first date, ain’t it?

[ Chuckles ] It’s funny to hear you say “first date.” Well, I mean it is for us. I mean, what’s so funny about it?

[ Laughs ] It’s just — I’m just wondering if there’s any other couple out there who’s had two different versions of their relationship like we have. I mean, first it was nina and mike… right. …And now it’s nina and sonny. Can’t say we don’t make it interesting. No, you can’t say we don’T.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ] I gotta — I gotta get this. Oh! Yeah.

[ Cellphone rings ] Okay.

[ Cellphone beeps ] Brick? What’d you find out? Anything? Okay. Listen. Can I get — can I get back to you? Yeah. Thank you. Have to go? Yeah. I-I had him follow up on something, and I got to deal with it, and I’m — and I’m sorry. No. Don’t be. It’s okay. It’s fine. So we’re — we’re doing this, right? You and me? That’s the plan. Okay. So then t-there are some things that y-you need to know… about my business. I will kill you before you lay a hand on ava! Calm down. Doesn’t have to be that drastic. But you have put yourself at great risk for this woman. And what if esme shows up alive? What then, huh? I’ll cross that bridge when I get there. There won’t be time to cross any bridges if she goes straight to the authorities! You’re worrying about something that hasn’t happened yet and most likely won’t! Esme hasn’t turned up to the hospital. She has no resources, zero friends. And, besides, it is not her style to go to the cops. She would rather hold this over our heads. Alright. Say esme is dead. God willing. Then the harbor won’t keep its secrets forever. Sooner or later, esme’s body is gonna wash up, and when it does, all the evidence is gonna point towards ava. Don’t you see? The deeper you get into this covering up, the harder it’s gonna be for you to avoid charges as an accomplice! You have to turn ava in. Or I will. Your honor, in light of this new evidence, the prosecution will be dropping all charges against… oh, my god!

[ Cheering ]

[ Gavel bangs ] Judge young: Order! Order!

[ Gavel bangs ] Order! Order! Oh, my god!

[ Gavel bangs ] Order! Order!

[ Gavel bangs ] On behalf of the state of new york, I thank the jury for its service. Ms. Robinson, the state of new york has dropped all charges against you. You are free to go. Court is dismissed.

[ Gavel bangs ]

[ Breathes sharply ] Whoo! It’s over! Oh, my god! You did it! Oh, my god. We did it. Is this really happening? Is this really happening? Yes! You are free, baby girl! You are free! Oh, my god!

[ Laughs ] Oh, I love you. I love you so much.

[ Crying ]

There is no need to call anyone. I’m fine. You don’t even have to tell them about the diagnosis. It would be extra support. That’s all. You just got dealt some really big and difficult news, willow. Yes, it is big and difficult. And honestly, I can’t really… wrap my head around it right now. I just need some time. Is that okay? -Of course. -We completely understand. Thank you. I’ll be in touch tomorrow.

[ Door closes ]

[ Sighs ] Trina was exonerated! Oh, thank god! Really? That’s incredible. Oh, god. I would love to think that this nightmare was over, but it won’t be until they nail esme for what she did. Ah, there is not a big enough book in this world for them to throw at that girl. Right. Now, are you done deflecting? Your theory that I have feelings for drew is — is spot on? It’s so ridiculous, it doesn’t even deserve a response. Okay! Okay. I will — I will back off. Yeah. But just so you know, I think it goes both ways. You do? He was really worried about you when he found out you lost your half of the hotel. I-I really felt like there were — there were feelings there. Friendly feelings. Friendly feelings. That’s all. Okay? Alright. Drew: [ Sighs ] So what’s next? Uh — uh, well… uh, I have to go check on the cake, which is inside in the restaurant, so…

[ Cellphone chimes ] Ah. Leo. What’s wrong? What is it? N-nothing. Nothing. It’s all okay. I just — I should probably call him. Well, go. Go call him. Ohh. Are you sure? Yeah, I can get the cake. I know where it is. Go call your son. Okay. Thank you. Thanks. Yeah. Of course. Uh, I can, uh… come help if you want. I got it. Thanks. Robert scorpio. You did a good thing today. It was a great thing, actually. I’m just fulfilling the needs of the job. Mm. Really? Hmm. Little more than that, I think. Trina robinson is a remarkable young woman. Mm-hmm. So you are a credit to your community, to your office. Uh… are you okay? What’s — oh, what’s happening? Oh, that’s two compliments in one day.

[ Laughing ] Don’t get used to it. Yeah. I’ll think about it.

[ Chuckling ] Ohh! Oh, I am so proud of you! Ohh! Thanks, dad. How do you feel? Relieved. Exhausted. Thrilled. Mm-hmm. For so long, this has been just hanging over me, like I’ve just been waiting for d-day. Oh. Decision day. Yeah. I-I wasn’t able to think about anything else. But now my life is mine again.

[ Chuckles ] Your future is wide open. And I, for one, I can’t wait to see what you’re gonna do with it. Yes. Hear, hear! Hmm! I’m sorry your plan didn’t work the way you hoped.

[ Scoffs ] All that matters is that trina’s free. I don’t care how we got here. So what are you gonna tell her? What do you mean? Spencer. [ Scoffs ] Trina still has no idea why you switched back to her side. After everything she’s been through, don’t you think she deserves some answers? I messed up hugely when I cheated on ava, and at the very least, I owe it to her to protect her, and I will. And if you care about this family, as you claim to, you will say nothing. What, and watch you go down in flames with ava? No, not a chance. Okay. What about spencer? What about him? Well, if you throw ava under the bus, it’ll come out that esme and I slept together. Spencer will never forgive me. Is that what you want?

[ Sighs heavily ] This is me putting my family first. And ava is my family. So are you with me or against me? Alright. I’ll — I’ll do whatever you need. Thank you. But your story has to be airtight. Right. We — we have to destroy all the evidence that leads towards you or ava. And I’m assuming you’ve taken care of that. What about that — that shoe you mentioned? It’s hidden, along with the suitcase. Wait a minute. Hidden?! That’s not enough! Everything has to be destroyed, and now. Hey. I, uh — I know you’re probably all hugged out… I think I can do one more.

[ Breathes sharply ] -Congratulations. -Thank you. And thank you for keeping an eye out for the bartender. If it hadn’t been for that, I… yes. Thank you, curtis. Thank you for everything. I would do anything for you two. If that’s not obvious by now. It is. I, uh, appreciate you talking to robert and getting him to play ball with oz and letting him testify.

[ Indistinct conversations ] It was a team effort. It was a game-changer. That’s why my daughter’s free. Now that we have oz’s testimony on record… come out, come out, esme, wherever you are. She’s going down. I am so happy for you. I just knew it would all work out. You mean you hoped. There’s no way we could have known. None of us did. Don’t be so sure. I happen to be very resourceful. You don’t have to explain. No, I do. And I’ll tell you why. ‘Cause this isn’t gonna be like being with mike in nixon falls. There’s gonna be dates that I cut short, dates that I cancel, and there’s gonna be places that I go — who knows where — and you’re gonna — you’re gonna ask me a lot of questions, and I’m — I’m not gonna be able to give the answer. I get it. I’ve already accepted all of that. In fact, I don’t want to know the answers to those questions. I wouldn’t touch those answers with a ten-foot pole. Smart woman. But, you know, sonny, it goes both ways. Don’t you dare ask me who’s on september’s cover of crimson.

[ Chuckling ]

[ Both laugh ] I would not dream of it. Alright? Alright. I will call you later. You better. Alright.

[ Sighs ] Brick. What’d you find out about dex?

michael? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no! I thought we were meeting at the restaurant! What? This was supposed to be a surprise. I was gonna bring you out here, this whole thing. But — but what is all this? It’s your — it’s your graduation party. Oh, wow. I… I… what’s wrong? Oh! Damn it. Can I help you? I have some news. I got some news, too. About you. Oh? It’s not good. I’ve been waiting forever to say this! Study abroad, here we come! Okay. Hold on. I still need to be reinstated at pcu. You will. I’m so happy for you![ Laughs ] Um, I’m gonna call cam and tell him the good news. Okay. Go call cam. Free woman. That’s me. Looks good on you. Thank you. Where’d jordan go? Taggert said that she left on a mission, and I’m guessing it ends up at wyndemere. Jordan is hell-bent on finding esme prince. Uh, I’m gonna go home and change. Uh, can I see you later? Yeah. Text me. But if you’re too tired, I totally get it. Text me. I will. Okay. Whew. Big day. One of the biggest. I’m so relieved that you’re exonerated. See, if you were to tell me that a couple of days ago, I wouldn’t believe you. Are you finally gonna tell me what changed? Everything.

[ Doorbell rings ]

[ Ominous music plays ] Good evening. Commissioner. I’m following up on our discussion about esme. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid now is not a good time. Yeah, I’ll contact you to set up a meeting. That wasn’t a request.

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