GH Transcript Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Anna: What? I don’t know, lucy. Just make it work, can’t you? Uh, victor is going to be at that picnic, and so are you. That’s it. You are the ceo of deception. Just live up to the name. What? Ugh. Bye. Hey! Well, don’t tell me the hardest working woman in international law enforcement is taking the day off.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. What can I say? Every now and again, I indulge in a little r&R. Oh, I was so happy to hear about trina. They dropped the charges, yeah? They sure did. Oh, good. She must be so relieved. You too, obviously. That — well, yeah, that’s an understatement. Um, my whole family, we have many reasons to be celebrating. Did something else good happen? Well, just as of a little over an hour ago… portia and I are engaged. I’ve already been waiting for an appointment for genetic counseling. Yes. Yes. Put me on the schedule as soon as you possibly can. No, it’s not concerning me. It’s concerning my daughter. Actually my medical history, I-it’s not relevant in the screening. It’s in reference to my daughter’s paternal line. Something on your mind? You… and the things you said that day we were almost killed. Did you ever tell trina whatever you thought she should know about taggert? I could get used to this. Could you? Or is it gonna be boring now that seeing each other isn’t forbidden anymore? Sweetie, you didn’t do anything wrong. Do I wish that you talked to me before you mixed up a batch of nonna’s love potion for dante and sam? But wanna hear the good news? There is nothing in any of those ingredients that can do anyone any harm, okay? What if the wrong people drink it and what if the wrong people fall in love with each other? The thing about the play you’re doing, “a midsummer night’s dream,” titania, the fairy queen, thinks she’s nuts about your character, bottom, but they’re wrong for each other. You can be my sous chef. That’s not why I’m here. Olivia: Like it says in the play, the course of true love never did run smooth. But just like in the play, the universe always rights itself in the end. I bet you like it smoking hot, right? Me, I’M… I’m a more of a low-and-slow guy. Drew cain. Are you flirting with me?

Are you sure everything’s gonna be okay? What happened now? The sicilian thunderbolt. The stuff made from flowers that you tried to give me when I had the shingles? It serves many purposes.

[ Chuckles ] And it also makes you fall in love, just like the potion in “a midsummer night’s dream.” People swear by it. Now, leo mixed up a batch, and now it’s out there at the picnic somewhere. But what if all the couples get mixed up? Leo. Leo, that is highly unlikely. Although depending on the couples, that could be an improvement. Okay. Just in case… just in case… pinch of salt. Nonna, if you’re listening, hear our plea and set things right.

[ Chuckles ] You having a good time? Oh, yeah, I’m — I’m having a great time. But I don’t know when the last time was I had this good a time, actually. Same, yeah. It’s terrible. It’s abysmal. Right? It’s horrible. I guess, uh — I guess we know each other too well, huh? Well, we oughta. We go way back. Mm-hmm. We do. So why are you hiding out here with all the food and drinks and lawn games? Everything but the girl. I thought you and sam were solid. We were. Uh…we may have hit a roadblock. A big one. For months, I’ve been getting signals from you, and I told myself, “no way. We’re just friends.” And we are. And lately it’s felt different, and I’m not the only one who’s noticed. Oh, okay. I’ll bite. Who noticed? Olivia and brook lynn. They think there’s something going on between us. Well, those two have never met a pot they didn’t want to stir. True. Olivia wants everyone to fall in love, and brook lynn is a troublemaker with good intentions. But I don’t care about them. I’m asking you. From where you’re standing… what the hell’s going on between us? Oh, congratulations. That’s just — oh! Portia! Your fiancé just told me the good news. Fiancé? That’s got a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? It does. Speaking of rings…

[ Squeals ]

[ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh. Look at that. Can you believe that he found it at the bottom of the pool? What? Is that how you proposed to her? I mean, hiding a ring in a dessert, a cocktail — we’ve seen that before. But now in the pool? Wow. I didn’t figure she would see that coming. Well, you figured right, baby. Aww. That’s — that’s a beautiful ring. Nice. Nothing but the best for my baby, including champagne and strawberries waiting for us back at home. And… oh. …A few other surprises I know you’ll, uh… oh, la, la, la. Just wondering whether I need to hear this.

[ Laughs ] Just saying. I mean… right? We’re all friends. Ah, well…

[ Cellphone ringing ] Excuse me. I have to take this. Oh, no, no. Go, go, go. Now we can talk about you.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you so much for everything. I mean, you’re being so gracious, and I appreciate it. Why wouldn’t I be? Well, I know you and jordan… you’re friends. Commissioner ashford. Is everything okay? No, spencer, everything’s not okay.

Sounds like you took that shakespeare play a little too much to heart, leo. That’s where love happens. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I have seen that play many times before, and it teaches a very valuable lesson. You know what happens when you try and manipulate people’s feelings? It can cause trouble? Exactly. It’s a very good thing to remember. Okay, I’ll remember it. Good. Now, what I want you to do… let me help you off there. I want you to go out to that picnic and enjoy yourself. And most importantly, do not worry about this so-called potion. Okay. But I’ll just make sure while I’m at it. What does he mean “make sure”? I have no idea, but really, olivia… sicilian thunderbolt? There is plenty of magic to be found in this world, ned. You just need to know how to recognize it. Hey. Hey. Where you going? Um, I was headed to the stable. I think I left my phone there. Hmm. Think cody knows we’re, uh, on his turf?

[ Chuckles ] I don’t — I don’t know. I haven’t — I haven’t seen him. But I do understand why… he loves it here. It’s got all the creature comforts. Hm. Too bad I didn’t invite you to live in the stables. Maybe you would have moved in with me then. Oh. Ouch. Are you really worried? Because I don’t buy a soda for every beautiful woman that graces the interrogation room. Okay. This relationship is lopsided. You know my likes. You know my hobbies. You’ve met my family. You’ve been to my job. You’ve been to my job, too.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Anyway, you know what I mean. I want to know you better. What kind of music are you into? When you’re eating on the steps at the chuck, what’s for lunch? There’s a reason you don’t know a lot about me. And it’s because… you might not like what you hear. Hey. Oh. Hey! You just missed dante. Oh, I’m not here to see dante. I’m here to see you. Oh. Now, I’m gonna say this fast because we always get interrupted. Brook lynn quartermaine, you are pigheaded, brash, and impossible to understand from one moment to the next. Well, in that case, mr. Harrison chase, you’re a pollyanna choirboy with a questionable sense of fashion. Oh. Um, you’re also caring… passionate… and incredibly sexy… and I’ve been falling for you for a long time now. And even if you don’t feel the same way about me, I-I still had to tell you, because we miss 100% of the shots that we don’t take. I couldn’t agree more. Thanks, spencer. Of course. Do you need me to call someone? Oh…I’m fine. Just… had a bit too much sun. Anna: It was just a surprise. Yeah, I-I had no idea. Really? It’s so beautiful. I know. It was. Hey, uh, excuse me, babe, I’m sorry, but I think we’re gonna have to put the champagne on ice a little bit longer. I have some business that can’t wait. Well, is everything okay at the savoy? Nothing I can’t fix. Okay. Okay. Well, that’s fine. We’ll just have to pick up our celebration a little bit later. Plan on that. Okay. Hey. Bye.

[ Chuckles ] You know, listen, jordan is my friend. Yes, that is true. But I feel like everyone’s moved on. And so I am very sincere in my congratulations. Thank you. I really, really appreciate that. I just want the best for the two of you. So do I. Curtis deserves nothing less. I can’t tell you what’s going on between us because, honestly, I’m not sure that I know myself. Do you? You know what? Forget I asked.

[ Chuckling ] I mean, I’m a grown woman, and I’m telling you that my friends think you’re crushing on me. So I’m officially embarrassed. So can we please just, uh, pretend like this conversation never happened? I mean, we could… …but I don’t think we should. Why not? Because the reason people are getting ideas about us… …is i am flirting with you.

[ Leo chuckles ] Brook lynn. Do you hear something? I-I thought I heard a mosquito buzzing around. Yeah. Yeah, I think there’s a big fella. I heard him, too. He was, uh — had to be three inches long. Right. Hey! Mosquitoes never grow larger than half an inch. Aha! I fell for your trap, didn’t I? You did. You know you shouldn’t be eavesdropping, leo. How can I eavesdrop when you weren’t talking?

[ Chuckles ] He’s got you there. You weren’t talking because you were kissing. And it’s all because of me. Sorry. That was a — that was a bad joke. Yeah, except… you weren’T… you weren’t joking. I hurt you… when I didn’t agree right away. I don’t know I would go that far. Yeah, I know you wouldn’t, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t true. And for that, I am… really so, so sorry. Why are you apologizing? You don’t have anything to apologize for. I’m the one who’s sorry, okay? I wanted too much too soon and I pushed you away. Hey. Well… …here I am.

[ Chuckles ] So now what? I don’t know. Maybe we — we can pick up where we left off and we hold off on the move-in talk until you’re… until you’re ready to talk about it?

[ Sighs ] See… that’s the thing, dante. I don’t know if I’m ever gonna be ready. You can’t really be surprised. No, I mean, I know what I felt, but I didn’T… think you would confirm it. So you’ve really been… flirting with you? Yeah. Just like you’ve been flirting with me. Okay, wait. That is not true. You are not gonna hang this all on me. No, no, no, wait. I told you that in this friendship that I would always be honest with you. You can’t do that for me? I’ve been flirting with you. And I look forward to seeing you in or out of the pool. Though in the pool is pretty damn spectacular. You see that right there? That? That’s flirting. Well, why hide it now? Unless… wow. Unless I’ve been reading this all wrong, and there’s really nothing underneath. Are you just kidding around? I’m not. No. Are you? No. What’s not to like about you, rory? I’m worried you will think I am boring.

[ Chuckles ] Let me guess. You have a stamp collection?

[ Laughter ] No, but have I told you that I’m working on a graphic novel? You’re an artist? Uh, check, please! Why would you think that i wouldn’t find that, like… I’m not an artist. Um, not really. I just doodle. Well, you got to start somewhere. Okay. What — what else are you good at? Cooking. Which, actually… I would like to cook you dinner at my place sometime. Hm. So, you’re telling me that you’re a physically active man who has artistic ambitions… and cooks? And you were worried that I was gonna find that boring?

[ Chuckles ] Well, when you put it like that… so, it’s my choice what we get to do today? Anything you want. Well, rest assured, I intend on spending the rest of my life trying to make curtis happy. One thing to bear in mind. Curtis values transparency more than anything. Meaning what, exactly? Meaning…I wasn’t able to give him that. I kept too many things from him, important things, and it ended our marriage. I just hope that you… don’t make the same mistakes that I did. Well, jordan, thank you for that. But curtis and I, we try not to keep any secrets from each other. Commissioner. Oh, thank you, spencer. That’s very kind of you. Feel better. Wait just a second, spencer. I’d like to have a word. Okay, selina. You called. I came. What might you want? Good afternoon to you as well, curtis, and felicitations. How’d you hear about it? How could I not? Every news report covered the dramatic final day of trina robinson’s trial. Yeah, right, well, we’re all relieved. No disrespect intended, but you could have just sent me a message. I am sending a message, curtis. I needed to express in person how pleased I am that my tip on where to find oz haggerty paid off. It did. I’m grateful. How grateful?

despite the flirting, I haven’t let myself consider you anything other than a friend. Why not? You’re sam’s ex and jason’s brother. Is that really what’s been holding you back? What’s been holding you back? Well, you’ve kind of been going through a lot these last several months. That’s an understatement. So, all things considered, what was i supposed to do? Put the moves on you while you were in the middle of a divorce? You considered putting the moves on me? Carly. Every man alive has considered putting the moves on you. I knew I pushed too fast. Hey. It wasn’t about the timing. I just got stuck in my own head. About lulu? Yeah. I just — I keep thinking that… …I could never measure up

[Voice breaking] To your memories of her. What are you talking about? We hadn’t been in that house together in years. No, I know, but I was already stuck in my own head and I just had this thought that I was… not who you want. What are you talking about? You’re the only person I want, sam. And I was gonna say the same thing about you. That’s good. But then all of a sudden you took the idea of living together off the table and I just thought the window had closed. No. I didn’t take it off the table, and that window… is always open for you, sam. Always. So you don’t really believe this potion business, do you? Queen titania wasn’t the only woman enamored with an ass. You do believe it. Okay, listen, ned. Nonna was madly in love with carlo, the village butcher, and he had eyes for her, too. Unfortunately, he was already promised to valeria, the milkman’s daughter. So nonna slips carlo a little sicilian thunderbolt. Bam! All of a sudden, goodbye village valeria. Hello, new life in palermo with nonna. Now, did the thunderbolt give him the courage to make a new life with nonna, or did he just think it did? Who knows? What difference does it make? So did, uh… did you slip me the thunderbolt when we first met? As if we needed it. You two drank… a love potion! We did? Mm-hmm. Wait, not the sicilian thunderbolt. The sicilian what now? It shows people who do they belong with. But it can also create confusion. Well, uh, certainly worked here. But in the future, buddy, maybe lay off the magic. You’re stressing yourself out. So it caused trouble with me, too? Exactly.

[ Mouths ] Thank you. Now buzz off, petito mosquito. Hey. I’m not a mosquito. Now…where were we? Brook lynn? Nonna tuccia’s recipes were very well-known in the old neighborhood. She had a gift. Oh, come on. You can’t think we kissed because of leo’s siena lightning. Sicilian thunderbolt. And don’t knock it. I have seen things. Okay, brook lynn… I have had feelings for you for a long time. Whatever’s in that lemonade, it has nothing to do with it. I believe you… but that doesn’t mean what we’re feeling right now is real. I am really sorry that I haven’t been in touch. I’m sure we’ve both been swamped. Yeah, we are overdue for that drink. Actually, are you allowed to have a drink? Every now and then, so… okay. …Yes. I had no idea that you would be here today, dr. Robinson. The very last thing I want to do is cause you yet more stress. So if my being here is going to be a problem for you… hey. What’s going on? What do you mean? Well, why did spencer tell you to feel better? Oh, it’s nothing. I just got a little dehydrated, that’s all. Hence the water. And then…warning portia about transparency?

[ Exhales sharply ] If you thought you knew something that could deeply impact your ex’s relationship, would you say something? I’m not saying that I’ve completely changed my mind about you, but I can certainly appreciate your sacrifice. Thank you, dr. Robinson. That means a lot. But I need you to understand something. Trina’s moved on from the trial, from whatesme tried to do to her… and from you. She’s so happy now, you know, finally. And because of what you did, because of what you attempted to do, I-I-I wish the same for you. Thank you for your congratulations. Now what do you really want from me? The savoy will soon be in receipt of an import. My people will take possession when the shipment arrives from the dock. What’s the product? I could tell you, but that would require deepening our arrangement, and I don’t think you’re willing to do that. Or are you? You were right the first time. That’s what I thought. In the meantime, I trust your staff will be discreet and not obstruct the transport of this delivery into and out of the savoy? My staff will not be involved, nor will I.

Poker games, that’s one thing, but I will not let you use me or the savoy to traffic illegal goods. I’m informing you as a courtesy because I appreciate our friendship. So that’s what this is? A friendship? You strong-arming me? Can we agree that without my assistance trina robinson might not be walking around free right now? We may have different definitions of friendship, curtis, but I think we can both agree that you’d rather have me as an ally than your adversary. If what I suspect is true, it would be life-changing information. And not for the good, I presume. It could cause serious problems. You are an investigator. If you have a hunch, you’re probably right. That’s what I’m afraid of. Though I do think the most important thing is not whether this information is true. What matters are your reasons for revealing it. Trina. Officer. Thank you for what you said, dr. Robinson. I hope you all have a lovely afternoon. Trina! Rory! [ Giggles ] What was that about? I’ll tell you later. I’m just happy that you’re here. Both of you. And you know, rory, you’re welcome to hang out with us anytime. Okay, mom, you’re being a little extra, um, and I can’t tell if it’s a good thing or a bad thing, so… um… well, actually, um… there is something that I-I-I do need to speak with you about. Something very important. You said that we would know when the time was right. Don’t you agree? I think that we need to… control our own fate and decide for ourselves. Okay. Let’s do it. Okay. Well, are you sure? About moving in? Yeah. Yes! Yeah? Absolutely. Yes. Whoa! Wait, wait. There’s one thing I need to say just to clear the air. Yeah. I respect the memories that you and rocco have made in that house, and I just want you to know that you don’t have to change a thing when the kids and i move in. You know what? I-I… I don’t think I actually want you and the kids to move in with me and rocco. Chase: I’m not following. When was the last time we were just chase and brook lynn? Are we chase and brook lynn right now? No, we’re client and manager. And before that, we were coconspirators shielding a baby from her homicidal father. Well, of course, we were gonna get closer when we were co-parenting bailey. I mean, that was bound to happen. Yeah, we were on an adventure. It wasn’t real life. I mean, what if we’re mistaking other feelings for something more? What other feelings? My guilt and your gratitude. Chase, I got you suspended twice. And — and you’re grateful because I’m helping you embark on a new career.

[ Scoffs ] I can’t believe you’re saying this right now. You don’t think I understand my own feelings? I would love it if these feelings were real. But how can we be sure? Okay. Don’t keep me in suspense. What’s the earth-shattering news? Oh, my god. Does this mean…? Curtis proposed. Aah!

[ Laughs ] When? About an hour ago. Where? In the pool.

In the pool?

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Okay. Okay. I guess, yeah, that could be romantic. It was. It really, really was. Oh, my god! You’re engaged! I’m engaged!

[ Both laugh ] Honey, I’m so glad you came here. I wanted to tell you in person so bad! Well, I am thrilled for you and curtis. Congratulations, dr. Robinson. Thank you, rory.

[ Laughs ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, shoot. Oh, I have to take this. Um, but you know what? I’ll talk — catch up with you guys later. Have so much fun. Okay?

[ Giggles ] See ya. Seems like there’s a lot of good news today. Not for everybody. Any word from the da’s office? Just what I told you before. I report to pentonville in three days. That is so unfair that they’re giving you a three-month sentence. That is so unfair that they’re giving you a three-month sentence. You only left spring ridge for a couple of hours and you volunteered to go back. And the only reason why they know about it is because you tried to help me. I’m only sorry that I didn’t defend you sooner. You know, a buddy of mine is a co at pentonville. He says the cushiest work assignment is the library. If you want, I could check to see if he has any pull over assignments. Yeah, that’s — that is so sweet of you. I think what’s holding me back is knowing how complicated this might get. Agreed. So… whatever this is, we just, um… leave it alone? Maybe. You know, I learned to barbecue on an open grill, and — and with charcoal, you got to make sure that it’s really out when — when you’re done grilling. You got to close the lid, you got to close the vents, because the slightest stirring of air just… …causes that charcoal to reignite. Why do I get the feeling this is more than just a grilling tutorial? What I’m getting at is, um… we could try to ignore this and we could try to move on, but… something tells me that it’s gonna take a lot more than walking away to make this fire go out. You know what? Ing me. I only wanted to convey my sincere investment in our partnership.

[ Scoffs ] I’m gonna go. Something more pressing than our business? Ms. Wu, you summoned me while I was in the midst of a celebration. This was not a scheduled meeting. Are more congratulations in order? You know, trina’s exoneration. That’s all. An outcome that is celebrated by all, particularly by those of us who had a hand in it. I won’t delay your festivities any longer. My people will reach out about the shipment. I never agreed. And, curtis, I’m happy that your family is no longer in jeopardy. May your good fortune continue. Dr. Samuels? Hi, I-I’m dr. Portia robinson. I spoke with your office. Yes. Genetic counseling for your daughter, right? Yes, yes, yes, yes. I’ve — I scheduled a consultation and I can provide you with all of the family medical history. But, um, my daughter

[Chuckles] She’s just been so busy with work and school. And, um, as a physician, I was wondering if it would be okay for me to provide you with her dna sample for analysis? I’m afraid not. I can’t discuss results with anyone other than the patient seeking counseling, and I certainly can’t accept a sample without verifying consent. No. Yes, of course. Yeah. As soon as your daughter has time to commit to counseling, have her come see me. I’ll get her all the answers she needs. Okay. Thank you. If I s aid anything to curtis,it would be to protect him. Would that be the only reason? I mean, if — if I were going to do something or nothing at all, I would really want to understand my own reasons. I would, too. Right? Thanks, anna. Oh, please. Are you available for that drink like right now? Uh, yes, please. Let’s go. Lead the way. I need to head out. Enjoy the pool. You’re leaving already? You haven’t even gone in. Things to take care of before I report to pentonville. Thank you for the advice, officer cabrera. Call me rory. It’s good to see you happy, trina. Is this spot good? Yeah. It’s great. Sam: Wait. I don’t understand. You asked me to move in, and then now you’re — you’re changing your mind. I don’t want… you and the kids to move in with me and rocco. I want us to move in with you. Oh. Oh. “Oh” is how we got in this whole mess. Does that mean, “oh, that’s what you want?” No, no, no. It means, “oh, oh, I don’t want rocco to lose any of his memories with lulu.” He’s not gonna lose — he’s not gonna lose anything. Anything he wants to remind him about his mother he could bring with him. But really, all he needs is us… and a playstation and a fridge full food. Is that a yes?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. It’s a yes. Yeah? Yeah. Okay. Um, well, I don’t know. What do you want to do? What — how should we tell them? I don’t know! I don’t know. Um, tell olivia. Olivia. Let’s put it in skywriting. Okay, that’s kind of like doing the same thing. But why don’t we start with telling the kids? Guys! Guess what! What? I saw chase and brook lynn kissing! Oh! ‘Bout time! Honestly, I thought it would never happen. Yeah. I wonder what it was that finally gave them that little push they needed. I know what it was. They drank the sicilian thunderbolt. Mystery solved! Come here, you.

[ Laughs ] Thank you, nonna. Come here. Group hug. Group hug. I love you. For god’s sake, say something. Brook lynn quartermaine, you are one of the bravest people I’ve ever met. I am? To a point. Oh. Thanks? You are absolutely fearless until it comes to risking your own heart. That whole soliloquy you delivered would give shakespeare a run for his money. But it won’t work. What won’t? This whole pushing me away thing that you’re doing. It’s an exercise in futility, because our feelings that we have for each other… they’re real. Feelings are one thing. But acting on them? That’s when you can get really hurt. Okay, I admit it. I’m scared. Well, then you’re in luck… ’cause I’m absolutely terrified. So much for being brave, huh? If you weren’t scared, you wouldn’t need to be brave. Well, I’m not gonna be scared all by myself. Are you in? Yeah, I’m all in. Great. Then we’ll be scared together. I think leo’s love potion worked. Maybe. Or maybe we made all this magic on our own. I think there’s a lyric in there. Carly: What has gotten into us? I’m betting it’s the apron that did it. It is rather fetching. Yeah. Or… we chalk this up to what it is. An attraction that we no longer ignore.

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