General Hospital Transcript
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well, you have great timing, michael. I just finished reading wiley his bedtime story. He is loving his sleepover at the main house. Yeah, his, uh — his nanny’s about to tuck him into bed now. Well, uh, you and willow enjoy kicking back, and we’re all good on our end. You know, this may not be my house, but I know for a fact that you’re not welcome here. Look, josslyn, I’m not here for a social visit. I am only here — and this is uncomfortable for me — but I have a carload of desserts for olivia that mistakenly was delivered to the metro court. I am just trying to correct a mistake. That’s all. Whatever. You know, I was just on the phone with michael, and I could’ve told him that you were here trespassing, but he and willow rarely get a night to themselves, and I am more than capable of throwing you out myself. You will not go anywhere near wiley. Like I said, I just brought desserts for olivia. I wasn’t planning on seeing my grandson. Let’s make sure. Get out. Sonny: What’s the problem here? The problem? Well, yeah. I’m looking at it. Well, o-olivia knows nina’s here and why. Okay, well, how long does it take to drop off dessert? Because I highly doubt that olivia invited her to stay. You know what, josslyn? You don’t have to like it, but I think your mom taught you how to be civil towards people. Oh, my mom also taught me how to deal with a backstabbing bitch. Now, sonny, you tried to help trina, and that’s the only reason why I’m not slapping your girlfriend into next week. Well, that was fun. I think I’ll go. Hell, no. I’m not gonna tell you what to do. It’s your call whether or not you want to tell cody that you were once romantically involved with his mother. But you and dominique as a couple? I mean, that was pretty common knowledge back in the day. Somebody is bound to point that out to cody eventually. One thing at a time, okay?
[ Horse whinnies in distance ] I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that dominique had a son that she gave up. I mean, that’s not at all like the woman we both knew.
[ Grunts ] What the hell is wrong with you? That was a damn good kiss. Oh. Hey, did, uh — did elizabeth come through here? Have you seen her? I’ve not, but I’m looking for anna. Have you seen her?
[ Spencer groaning ] Spencer? Oh, whoa, whoa. Take it easy. Leave me the hell alone. You don’t look so good, kid. Could probably use a glass of water and a comfortable chair. Why don’t we get you inside, maybe someone will go find your dad? Forget it. I never want to see my father again. Elizabeth? Hey, elizabeth.
[ Gasps ] Nikolas.
[ Sighs ] What happened?
[ Ava groaning ]
[ Grunting ]
[ Breathing shakily ] H-he– h– help… he– help me. -Hi, dr. Rick. It’s julie. -[ Gasps ] That’s me.Just leaving you a voicemail. My number is 618-437-7425. Okay. Can anyone tell me what julie did wrong there? You got to repeat the number. I mean, no one’s ever gonna get it the first time. -Nope. -Didn’t leave her last name. No, the — the phone tells you who called. She didn’t mention a good time to call her back. How am I supposed to know when to call her back? No. She just shouldn’t have left a voicemail. 9 out of 10 times, a text will do.
Dominique was a bright light. I mean, she was a loving, generous person who would’ve cherished having a son. If we go with the obvious, that she gave him away to protect him from taub, once leopold died, why not reclaim cody and raise him herself? Well… what if dominique didn’t realize she had a son? I didn’t slap you based on the quality of the kiss. I slapped you because of why you kissed me. Okay, so you’re saying it was a good kiss, though? I’m saying you only kissed me to distract me. Distract you? From — from what? Your — your interrogation on peter and faison. I mean, come on! Just be honest, cody! God! Why are you so fascinated by my father and brother? Besides you,
nobody wants me here. Nobody. So, what, we can’t make mistakes now and — and move on with our lives? ‘Cause let me t– let me tell you something. No, I’m serious about this. The way that — that josslyn and michael treat you, it’s unfair, it’s rude, and… it’s actually sad. And I’m gonna — I’m gonna — look, there’s a lot of people that are gonna be, you know, happy to see you, you know, and I’m right on top of that list. I know. I know you will always be on my side and you’re gonna face down all the haters, but I really don’t want yet another confrontation. That’s not what I want. I’d rather go home. Can you just stay just a little while? No. Why? Well, be– no. I’m gonna tell you why. Because I got dex. He’s — he’s bringing me some paperwork. Once I sign it off, we can go to my place and, you know, have a nightcap.
[ Gasps ]
[ Laughs ] Okay, well, now that’s an offer I can’t refuse.
[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh, sorry. Oh, no. I didn’t mean to interrupt. I just was getting… actually, i am interrupting. So why am I…? I-I wanted to talk to you if you — and since we’re here at the same time, do you have a moment I could speak? Okay, spencer, here’s some water. You’re clearly dehydrated. I do not need a damn thing from you. All the trouble between me and my father started when you came sniffing for an inheritance that never belonged to you. And, hey, that’s when my father, he made the horrible decision to play dead so that he could get his revenge. Now, that’s something that he’s gonna have to live with, but all the drama… started with you. Anything I’ve done to hurt you, I want you to know I’m sorry. God, I hate that guy. Not a big fan myself. I wish I could blame valentin for everything. But he didn’t force my father to lie or to play dead or marry ava or… or what? Did something happen? Did your dad do something to upset you?
[ Chuckles ] It really doesn’t matter. Yeah, why’s that? Because the man that I grew up with, the father that I hero-worshipped… either he changed or he was never real in the first place. There, that’s better. Whoa. Looks like you hit your head. How did that happen? I don’t know. Well, what’s the last thing that you remember? I was at the stables with finn, and we had an — an argument, and now I’m here. You know, we’re not — we’re not that close to the stables. You — you really don’t remember walking here or how you got that scrape on your forehead? No. No, I-I-I do remember being really angry and feeling betrayed.
[ Sighs ] Ah. Why? W-what were you guys arguing about? It’S… finn went behind my back again. He called sarah. Sarah, your sister? I mean, who hasn’t been here in town for, what, 10 years? Why — why would finn call her?
[ Sighs ] Because [Scoffs] He thinks I’m losing my mind. He-help me! Help! Oh, my god. Oh, my god, ava.
[ Groans ] Ava. Okay, I-I’m gonna get you some help, alright? Alright? My phone… ava, listen to me. Did you have your phone on you? Were you carrying it? Did you drop it? Alright, I’m gonna get you some help. The picnic is for G.H. There’s nurses and there’s doctors there, alright? I’m gonna get you — I’m gonna get someone.
[ Groans ] Don’t — don’t leave me.
So, you want to talk to me? As in wsb business? Yeah. ‘Cause if, you know — if that’s the case, then I have to get diane to — no, no, you don’t need diane. This is — this is more, like, official-adjacent in a way. Okay.Well, this sounds important. I will get some fresh air. It’s such a lovely night. Thank you, nina. Alright, so you got my attention. What’s up? I’m aware that, in addition to your business enterprises, that you do keep a close watch on all the illegal activities here in port charles. I can neither confirm or deny that statement. Alright, let me just cut to the chase. Do you have any information about what victor cassadine is doing here? Valentin: “She walks in beauty like the night. Of cloudless climes and starry skies and all that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes.” “Thus mellowed to that tender light.” Most people think it’s shakespeare, but it’s really — lord byron. Mad, bad, and dangerous to know. How could dominique give birth to a son and not be aware of it? Think back. Dominique stayed at shadybrook for a time, remember? Leopold had her committed. He wanted control of dominique and her fortune. That’s what everyone assumed, but what if there were other reasons? What if dominique was pregnant and leopold took the baby? I asked you about your family. So what? That’s what you do when you’re trying to get to know new people in your life. I keep telling you, I don’t want to talk about peter or my father. Why can’t you just accept it and move on? Well, I think the better question is, why are you being so defensive? It’s not like I asked if you had a criminal past, too. Why is it easier for you to accuse me of being manipulative than to just admit that you are attracted to me? Why is that so hard to say? What is so god awful about us being into each other? Oh, excuse me? Who says I’m into you? What, to be bitterly disappointed in your father’s life choices? Mm-hmm. Welcome to the club. And, look, I realize you’re not in a good place to get any sort of advice, but I’m gonna throw it out there anyway because maybe somewhere down the line, it’ll mean something to you. Yeah, I bet. It couldn’t be worse than the garbage my father’s been spewing at me. Yeah, that’s just the thing, kid. You know, if we’re lucky, we grow up thinking that our parents are superhuman, right? They have all the right answers, and they can fix all the problems. Mm-hmm. Except in my case, my father is the problem. Right. And then, at some point, we realize they’re not superhuman, right? They’re just people trying to do the best they can, which means they occasionally screw up. Human beings, they — they come with flaws, even parents, but that doesn’t mean they love us any less. Well, if that’s how things shook out for you and your dad, good for you, but [Clears throat] It doesn’t seem like, uh, that’s how things are working out for me and my father. Spencer. Uh, dr. Finn. Oh, dear. It seems my great nephew is a little worse for wear.
[ Chuckles ] Don’t worry. I’ll take care of him. Oh, no, we’re just making a little headway on our — our talk here. No, that’s fine. Please, I-I won’t hear of it. You — you go ahead. Let family deal with family, huh? It’s your call. I’ll be fine with my great uncle victor. Fair enough. Feel better.
[ Sighs ] Do not ask me to tell you why I’m upset. Don’t worry, spencer. You don’t have to tell me. I already know. Finn thinks you’re losing your mind? Trust me, I wouldn’t have checked myself out of shadybrook if I didn’t feel ready to face the world. Finn doesn’t agree? He keeps going back and forth. He’s trying to be supportive, but… I know he’s watching me. I know he’s doubting me. And, yes, I-I know that makes me sound paranoid. No, no, it doesn’t — it doesn’t make you sound paranoid. Now, if — if finn is reaching out to sarah, why would he — why would he do that if he wasn’t checking in on you? Yeah, e-exactly. He’s fixated on this nonexistent relationship I have with my parents. He keeps fishing around like I’m hiding some dire secret. About who? Someone in your family? Woman: Elizabeth, what are you doing? Elizabeth: Stay away from my father!
[ Sighs ] Nikolas? What are we…? No. Oh, god. It happened again. I’m losing time. We just need to stop the bleeding, alright? So I need a towel or something. There. There. Please — please don’t leave me. Ava, I’m not leaving you, but we have to stop the bleeding, okay? Okay, okay. Ava. Ava, wake up. Wake up. I need you to hold this for me while I go get help. Ava? Ava, wake up! If you don’t, you’re gonna die! Help! Somebody! Oh, god, ava. I can’t leave you. You’re gonna bleed out. But I need to go get help. Ava. Okay. Ava. Ava. Joss? Is that you? Hey, hey, give me your phone. Call 911 right now. Right now. She’s bleeding a lot. You call. I’ll hold the towel.
and no one was allowed to visit her. She finally signed herself out after taub was killed. Do you remember what kind of mood she was in when she got out? She was eager to get on with her life. That was a long time ago, but I remember she was happy and upbeat. There wasn’t a hint of sadness. There’s no way anyone could have suspected that she was hiding her child. What if there were no hints because she didn’t know she had a baby? Leopold taub was a total bastard. I mean, he’d have no problem taking dominique’s child away from her, except… except what? Why would leopold taub want to hide his own child? You expect me to believe that you didn’t like that kiss? That you don’t find me attractive? Is that your story? All the verbal sparring that we do, the moments that we connect? Did I just, what, misinterpret all the signs or — or…what? Okay. You know what? I’m — I’m sorry. My bad. I won’t bother you anymore. You know the way back to the main house.
[ Groans ] Okay, fine. You didn’t make it up. What’s that? Sorry, what? You were right. Okay? I am attracted to you, and — and sometimes I even actually like you. So then what’s the problem? Nothing is more terrifying than liking someone. You lost your train of thought. It happens to everyone. I mean, especially when you’re stressed out. No, no, you don’t understand. It’s more than that. I keep having a memory that doesn’t make sense to me, and I had a-a vertigo attack in the stairwell at the hospital. And I — have you seen a neurologist?
[ Sighs ] Finn suggested the same thing, and he wants me to see a psychiatrist. They don’t sound like bad ideas. I just think if he were to stop pressuring me, all of this would go away. But instead he keeps going behind my back, first with terry and now with my sister. How am I supposed to react to that? How am I supposed to have a meaningful relationship with someone I can’t trust? You can’T. Mm. Mm-mm. Now, that is more like it. I’m gonna need something a little bit stronger than water. Spencer, it’s more than obvious that you’ve had more than you need already. You know, getting sloppy drunk isn’t just undignified. It can lead to errors in judgment, which can prove costly. If you want to lecture on “errors in judgment,” I’m afraid that you are talking to the wrong cassadine. Oh, dear, I thought so. You thought what? Ah. Well, just a friendly reminder, the festivities are taking place out on the grounds. Oh, I’m so sorry. M-my nephew and i just needed a short break from all the merrymaking. I-I hope you don’t mind.Yes. Well, I will take care of a couple of things. Turns out hosting this party is a much bigger ordeal than I could’ve imagined. Well, mrs. Quartermaine seemed out of sorts. Wonder why. Well, hello, old friend. Hello to you.
[ Chuckles ] Can I just say that this is about the last place I’d ever expect to find you? Well, I could say the same thing about you. Last I heard, you were the quartermaines’ public enemy number one. Well, not all of them. Ned is an ally, and michael’s an enemy. Drew — well, that’s yet to be determined. So I suppose that’s a long-winded way of saying I’m tolerated. Lucky you. A few minutes ago, josslyn tried to throw me out. Oh, no. I’m so sorry to hear that. It’s no fun being the target of the ire of a youth, especially when they feel they’re on the side of righteousness. Ah, that’s right. As I recall, you were in a similar situation with spencer. He thought that you stole his home and inheritance. And josslyn thinks that I stole carly’s husband and half her hotel. Well, I assume you have no regrets about sonny. How do you feel about obtaining half the metro court? So, victor has intimated on more than one occasion that he has a larger agenda. So if he is, for example, transporting something illegal, he would have to use the waterfront, in which case you would most likely hear about it, right? Anna, if I had any information on victor cassadine, I’d give it to you. As far as I know, uh, his recent crimes basically have been to bust spencer out of spring ridge so he could visit his mother’s grave. Did spencer tell you that victor got him out of prison? We are not at the main house at the quartermaines’. We’re at the boathouse by the lake. Yes, it’s a woman. She’s been stabbed in the abdomen very badly. Tell them her pulse is weak and her breathing is shallow. We have to move her — now. Now? Are you kidding me? We’ll kill her. If we don’t get her to a hospital in the next 20 minutes, she’ll already be dead.
I need you to keep pressure on the wound. Okay. What are you getting? We need to create a-a pressure bandage. I’m gonna use pieces of this. Okay. How do you know all this stuff? Did you go to medical school or something? No. I was a soldier. I did a tour in afghanistan, and that’s how I know we don’t have time to wait for an ambulance. If ava loses too much blood, it’s like an engine running without oil. Her body will start to shut down. Okay. Alright? Here. I’m gonna lift ava up. You tie this around her, okay? Make it tight. Okay. Okay. Just hold her for me. If it gets past a certain point, her organs will be damaged. They’ll never recover, okay? Might take a couple days, but she’ll die. That’s what will happen. Okay. Okay. Okay, I got it. Good job. Good job. It’s around. Okay. Now what? You keep pressure on the wound. Okay. My suv is nearby. I parked it in the back. We’re gonna carry ava to my car. You’re gonna ride in the back and keep pressure on the wound. I’ll drive. Okay, but won’t all this movement hurt her more? We do this or she dies. Okay, let’s go. Are we talking about you and ava now? Yeah. The whole time I was with her, I just… kept trying to overcome our trust issues and get to a place where we could believe in each other. That process… just proved impossible, you know, and I — and I had my part in it, and I take full responsibility for my failures.
[ Sighs ] But in the end… …the most hurtful betrayal, no, that was all ava. What did she do? Particulars don’t matter. No, she just — she lashed out. She didn’t care what she destroyed in the process. She was vindictive…
[ Sighs ] …To the very end. Wait, a-are you — are you saying you guys are over?
[ Sighs ] We’re definitely over. Finn: Hi. Oh. Been looking for you. What happened here? What happened to your head? It’s not a big deal. It’s just a scrape. Elizabeth’s fine. Can I… can I speak to you alone for a moment? Now’s not a really good time for that. Sorry, again, you thought what? Well, spencer, it’s pretty obvious from all the hints you’ve been dropping that you already know your father had sex with esme.
[ Laughing ] I cannot — I cannot believe that he told you that. Well, nikolas and i may have our differences, but, first and foremost, we’re both cassadines. We — we stick together. Well, count me out. I want nothing to do with my father. When I heard ava say that he slept with esme — wait. Wait a minute. Ava told you? Well, that is indiscreet of her. So how do you feel about owning a hotel? I mean, that particular hotel? You’re not having buyer’s remorse? Eh, well, a little bit. Sonny warned me that there would be pushback, and there is, that people just assume that I bought her half of the hotel out of spite. And sonny? Does sonny assume that? Please tell me that you have proof. I tried my best to get spencer to give up victor… mm-hmm. …But he refused. And I had mixed feelings about that because, on the one hand, I want to break victor’s hold on spencer. Yeah. Uh, and if he gets arrested, then that’s just a bonus. On the other hand, I-I admire spencer that he didn’t take the easy way out. I’ve always emphasized to this boy that loyalty is so important and always, you know, taking responsibility for his actions. And I got to tell you, it’s nice to see that he’s finally doing that. Loyalty, huh? That’s cool. You know, in this instance, given the family that he comes from, when it comes to loyalty, I’d say that spence is pretty lucky to have you as a role model. Taub was obsessed with money and power. He wanted dominique so he could control the stanton fortune. But if dominique got pregnant with his child, he would have an even stronger hold on that fortune. So why keep the kid a secret? Mac, I just got a call from the pcpd. Someone’s been attacked on the property. Oh.
Olivia, take a deep breath. Someone was attacked at the main house? Okay, no, no, no. Somewhere on the property. It was a stabbing, and whoever found them decided to take the victim right to G.H., Okay? T-the police are on their way here right now. Did the cops tell you the victim’s name? No, only that it took place on the property, but, mac, this property is enormous, and god knows how many people were here for this party. Oh, god. Yeah, this is mac scorpio. I’m at the quartermaine estate. I need information about the attack that was just reported. I don’t understand what’s so scary about liking someone.
[ Sighs ] Last year, I finally met someone that I could be completely honest with, who I could share my deepest, darkest secrets, and he didn’t judge me. Sounds like a cool dude. Where is he? Yeah, that’s the thing, cody. The universe finally gave me someone I felt safe to be honest with, and then the universe decided to kill him. Britt, I’m so sorry. Yeah, me, too.
[ Sighs ] And when you kissed me,
that’s why I slapped you. Isn’t because the kiss was bad or inappropriate. It made me feel something. And if I’ve learned anything about this life, it’s when I feel something good, it only leads to pain, and that’s terrifying. Well, you know, maybe it was just a one-time thing, you know, like, heat of the moment. Maybe if we kissed again, nothing would happen, you wouldn’t feel anything, and then you’d have nothing to be afraid of. Okay, there’s zero logic in that statement. Yeah, I mean, it’s still just a theory, but… there’s only one way to test it out. Well, I’m taking off. I’ll see you later, uncle victor. If you think you’re going off in search of another beer keg or a bar setup, you are sadly mistaken. You do not have to worry about me getting so drunk that I tell someone that you’re the one who arranged for my little day pass from spring ridge. No, actually, that’s not my concern. I’m worried you might tell someone about your father’s affair with esme. Unless you already have. If I told anyone that my father slept with my girlfriend, that’s a really bad look for me. I’m not that drunk. Can you be sure about that? How much can you remember of the last few hours? Mm… next to nothing. And, honestly, that’s how I like it. You know, sonny just gave me his honest opinion. He warned me about the optics of, you know, buying carly’s half of the hotel. And, yes, initially, I thought he was taking carly’s side. And he wasn’t? No, he was — he was just being a realist. He knew that olivia was gonna stay loyal to carly and the hotel staff was going to stay loyal to her. At least for right now. I’m working on them. And he wanted me to see what I was going to be up against. But he also said that we would do it together, that he would be by my side. I really appreciate you saying that I’m a good role model ’cause there’s a — there’s a few people in my family who don’t agree with that. Right. Yeah. I guess things have been quite difficult for you since you got back. Yeah. Sorry to hear about your divorce. I know from my own life that, um… sometimes people truly have irreconcilable differences, even if, at one point, they were very much in love. I mean, look at me and robert. You and robert are best friends now.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. But the thing is, I don’t think carly and I could do that because she’s got so much resentment towards nina. You’re not willing to give her up, right? You think I’m wrong? I think you’re following your heart. How can that ever being wrong?
[ Cellphone rings ] Sorry. Oh, it’s alright. Oh, I have to take this. Yeah, jordan? Hi. Attacked? But I’m here. I’m — I’m here at the quartermaines’. You want to talk about timing? Just left your kid at the main house. He’s in a bad way. You might want to go check on him. I’m not the right person to help my son. And I don’t feel comfortable leaving elizabeth alone if she doesn’t want to be with you. Elizabeth, I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have gone behind your back. I thought I was helping, but I was so wrong.
[ Sighs ] I just want to talk. Please. Please don’t shut me out. Shouldn’t we be heading up to the house to let everyone know what’s happening? No. The whole estate will have to be searched. Boathouse is the perfect staging area. Mac, what is it? You two… wait here. Dispatch, it’s mac scorpio. I’m at the quartermaine estate. Send the forensics team to the boathouse. We found the attack site.
Dr. Andy: She has agonal breathing and pulse is bradycardic and thready. She needs ventilatory support. Start bagging her. Initiate massive transfusion protocol. I need four units “o” neg packed red blood cells. Let’s get two lines in her. Set me up for a central. Draw a dic panel, cbc, cmp, and blood gases. And tell the O.R. We’re coming up. Here’s your phone. Sorry about the blood. It’ll wash off.
[ Sighs ] You know, if ava lives, it’s because of you. It was both of us. Still scared? Quaking in my boots. Does that mean another date’s out of the question? I’ll risk it. So, jordan is on her way with forensics and any additional units. And, uh, mac already determined that the attacks took place in the boathouse. Do they know the name of the victim yet? No, but I-I figure jordan will know that by the time she gets here. So I’m just going to wait and see if I can be of any assistance. I mean, it makes you wonder, doesn’t it, if this is a criminal matter or intelligence. You’re not thinking victor was involved. Well, you can’t deny the possibility. Well, I guess it depends on who the victim is.
[ Cellphone chimes ] It’s jordan. Yeah, frank, uh, do me a favor. Can you tell dex that I know why he did what he did, and I’ll see him when I get there? Yeah. I know why dex didn’t show up with the paperwork. He found someone stabbed on the property, and he took her to the hospital. Stabbed here? Yeah. That’s awful. Wait. What? It was a woman. You said “her.” It was ava. Oh, my god, sonny. Ava? And she’s in pretty bad sh– no, I need to be there for her. Let’s go, then. Let’s go. Come on. I’ll go with you.
[ Police radio chatter ] Mac, what’s going on? Why are the police here? Ava jerome was attacked tonight. She’s at the hospital. Oh, my god. Finn: How bad is it? She’s in critical condition. Her survival is uncertain. I need to get to my wife. Hang on. Hang on, nikolas. Look, the police — the police are gonna need statements from all of you. We’re still determining the time of the attack. We think it happened within the last two hours. So we’re gonna need to know your whereabouts and who, if anyone, you were in contact with.
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