General Hospital Transcript
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You said you had an ideaabout how to book me a gig? Okay. I’m listening. There’s no time to explain. You just have to trust me. You do trust me, don’t you? You know, when you and ava were talking in — at the hospital and I walked in, ava clearly seemed like there was some kind of trouble going on. No. No, no, no. It’s — it’s nothing important. It didn’t feel that way to me. Sonny. I — come on. You made it perfectly clear there are things that happen in your life that we can’t talk about. And it needs to go both ways. Okay? Ava and I, we’re friends, and there are some things that need to stay between us that you can’t be a part of. Okay, I know she’s your friend, but she’s also avery’s mother. So I-if… if she’s in trouble and you’re not telling me something, I want to know, just like if you were in trouble.
[ Squeals and laughs ] Curtis: And please remember the majority of people attending tonight just finished their freshman year of college, so they’re under 21. No alcoholic beverages for anyone wearing an orange wristband. Thank you.
[ Chuckling ] Wow! It looks amazing! Trina is gonna feel so special! Honey! [ Chuckles ] Oh, my gosh! This is incredible.
[ Portia laughs ] Thank you so much for shutting down the club tonight for us. Well, it’s the least I could do. And we all deserve to celebrate and a little happiness for a change. Well, thank you anyway. I love it!
[ Chuckles ] Honey, this is above and beyond. My pleasure. Now, listen. I have some things I got to arrange. But you two enjoy the party. Yes!
[ Chuckles ] Hey, you know, uh, congratulations on your engagement. I’m really happy for you. Jordan: Likewise. Oh! Jordan. I-I — tj told me I was invited. But given how trina’s trouble started, is me being here gonna be a problem? Hey, trina! Oh, my gosh. Congrats on this very, very special night. You must be so relieved that this whole thing is now finally over. Yes. Well, thank you. Where’s joss? I figured you two would be coming together. You know, she said she had to stop by G.H. First, but I-I swear she should’ve beaten me here. I wonder what’s keeping her. Wait a second. You’re not actually gonna crawl into that? We’re just talking about a bracelet. Why don’t you just buy your sister a new one? No! My sister is going through enough right now, okay? Look, if there’s a chance the bracelet’s in here, I’m gonna look for it. Are you gonna help me or not? Sure. Why not? Hold this. Still no text from joss, but I-I’m sure she’ll be here soon. Okay. No rush. Okay. It’s early, and I plan on living it up. Me too.
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[ Telephone rings ] Tj: Brando. Hey. Tj. Feel free to tell me this is none of my business, but I saw you sitting here while I was still on duty. That was over an hour ago. I’m headed off to a party in a few minutes, but I have some time to talk if you want. Um… sasha’s in trouble, man. And I don’t know how to help her or even if I can. Lucy. Hi! Ah, it has been way too long since we got together. Yeah. Hi, there, you. Why here and not the metro court? Oh! Um, you know what? I just thought… let’s get a change of scenery going on, you know? And maybe it’s good sometimes to get out of the building where our offices are, right? I couldn’t agree more. Alright. So let’s be honest. You guys have been radio silent with me for a week or so. I’m glad you decided to bring me back in. I’m ready. What’s on the agenda for today’s meeting? That would be you… and, um, your future with deception.
Course ava’s worried.I mean, she was attacked. She didn’t see who attacked her. And there’s no suspects. So the person who did this is still on the loose. And, for me, I-I’m not in trouble. It’s just I have a lot on my mind, given the date today. How do you mean? Brook lynn: Uncle sonny! Hey! Brook lynn. Nina: Hi. Brook lynn!Brook lynn: Hey, nina. Hey. -How are ya? -I’m doing great, actually. That’s why you got that big smile on your face. What’s the reason? Well, I don’t know if you’ve heard, but, um, chase and I are now officially a thing. Ah — a thing, as in we’re a couple. Yeah. -Hey! -Congratulations. Welcome to the family. Uh, so to speak. So, we should do dinner one night, you know, like a double date. D-do you really think that michael would be okay with that? Look, I love my cousin, but we don’t see eye to eye on everything. Besides, we’re adults. I really think we should do it. It’ll be a blast! Brook lynn, how long have I known you? A long time, right? Brook lynn: Yeah. I know when you’re buttering me up. So…what favor do you need? I didn’t realize that my future with deception had to be addressed. I am an equity partner after all. Yes. Exactly. Um, and, well, your behavior as of late has made the company vulnerable. And, um, I don’t know if you noticed — I hope you at least noticed — but business has taken a very big hit. So perhaps you could just take a step back from deception just — just for a while until you’re well.
[ Stammers ] Okay. I am well, and I don’t like this one bit. But you know what? I, um — I understand where you’re coming from. I will take a step back from the fall campaign. The winter one, too, if need be. All this drama should be forgotten by then. What? We’re gonna need more than that. I heard about sa sha’s incidentwith smoltz at the metro court. Sent you a couple of texts just checking in, but when I didn’t hear back, I-I figured you had a lot on your plate. Sasha’s attorney came up with a strategy for her to avoid prison. Wait. It’s that serious? It could be if we don’t find a way to address it. We had an appointment this morning with dr. Rubin, and the idea was for her to pitch a potential solution to sasha. But the session didn’t go as planned. How so?
[ Sighs ] Look, brando, I’m not just your friend. I’m also a doctor, so any medical information you share with me, I will consider that privileged. I have felt so helpless, tj. I couldn’t save my son. I couldn’t stop sasha from spiraling. And now I am worried that I might have crossed a line with her. I hold no ill will about your role in trina’s investigation. I’m sorry. I thought I made that clear before. Jordan, you were just doing your job. And I know that.
[ Chuckles ] And when push came to shove, you helped lead the charge against esme. Yes, yes. And all of that is behind us now, anyway.
[ Chuckles ] If you’ll excuse me, I need to go check on something. Okay? I hope I’d be able to extend the same grace to portia if the roles were reversed. You know, I’m just glad the two of you were able to mend fences. Maybe it’s time for all of us to leave the past in the past. 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. And the screening, it’s in reference to my daughter’s paternal line. I wonder if that’s ever truly possible. Trina. I was just with spencer. He didn’t mention anything about your party. I-I had no idea he was planning to come. Yeah. Neither did I. Honey. Do you need anything from me? I’m fine, mom. In fact, I think I’d like a couple of minutes alone with spencer. Well, we’re right here for you if you ever decide you need backup. For a second, I thought that you were going to have me escorted out. Everyone just wants the mood for tonight to remain fun. Mm-hmm. For me and my friends. Which is why I wanted to congratulate you before I get shipped off to pentonville tomorrow. Because we are friends. No, spencer. We’re not. Is this your first dumpster dive? Or are you one of those progressive college students who’s into, like, repurposing old food? Gross. No. This is my first time going through trash, public or private. You must really love your little sister. Of course I do. What are you, an only child? No. I-I’ve got siblings. But we don’t get along very well. Or at all, actually. I’m sorry to hear that. I’m super close with all of my siblings. Well, it is what it is. I’m better off without them. What makes you say that? Well, uh… if I never moved on, then I would have never come to port charles and… I would have never crossed paths with the people I met here. We should keep searching. My foot’s stuck. Hey — oh —
Can’t a girl just wantto spend some quality time with her favorite nonbiological uncle and his second life’S… partner? I’ve been called worse. You’re playing with fire now, brook lynn. Okay. You called me out. Mm-hmm. And you’re right. I do need a favor. Actually,
we need a favor. Because I have decided to follow in my mom’s footsteps and become a behind-the-scenes force in the music industry. Believe it or not, it’s been two years to the day since I lost my voice, thanks to nelle attacking me and depriving me of the gift of singing. Look, I may have been down, but I am not out, okay? I have a ton of experience in the music biz. I-I can still write songs, and I can take everything I’ve learned and help new talent, you know, manage them, which is what I’m doing with chase. So, uncle sonny, I know you have a ton of connections. I was hoping maybe you could flex a little bit of that muscle and help me get him some gigs. What do you say? I know that I’ve said some stupid and, uh, regrettable things to you, but, um, this all started because we were friends last year. Okay. Look, spencer. I can’t deny the past. Yes, we were friends. Unfortunately, things have changed since then. The most important thing that I need to do is heal. And, honestly, I just — I can’t do that if you’re still part of my life. But what you said on the witness stand when you tried to give me an alibi… I won’t forget that, either. You sacrificed your own freedom to try to give me mine. That’s a big deal. But we both need to move on. Take care of yourself in pentonville. I really want the best for you. Truly. I do. Okay. Um… 500 showers aren’t gonna fix this. We were just lying in trash. Well, you were falling, and I tried to help you, but you’re really strong. Yeah. Alright. Well, the important thing is we just keep looking for the bracelet, alright? Ohh! Ta-da! I found it. Look. Avery’s bracelet. You’re sure that’s it? I’m positive. Impressive. Yeah. Well… I had help. Well, what did you do that you think crossed a line?
[ Sighs ] I was so desperate, tj. Sasha’s been making all kinds of rash decisions lately about her health, about her finances, even this legal situation. She’s — she has an issue with drugs, but she’s resisted treatment for months. That’s what led to all of this. And I’m not judging her. I mean, I’m — I’m speaking as a former addict myself. But sasha had a psychiatric break, man. And it didn’t happen privately. It happened during her appearance on the “home & heart” show. Yeah, yeah, I didn’t get to see it live, but I caught a clip of it on social media. Yeah. That was — it was rough. Yeah. And then there was that incident with that reporter smoltz where she lost it and attacked his car. And that’s — that’s when… her attorney, martin grey, came up with the idea that the court might be more lenient on sasha if she agreed to a guardianship. Now, I would be her conservator. I’d be in charge of all of her treatments. And, um, I would have power of attorney for her. I could — I could see how an attorney would be in favor, and I guess it could work… as long as sasha agreed. That’s where I screwed up. I didn’t include sasha in the conversations. When dr. Rubin pitched it to her, she snapped. What are you looking for, lucy? A public apology? You want me to do another interview and open up a vein and beg for forgiveness?! And for what?! Grieving the loss of my son? For relapsing? Oh. Okay. Wait, wait. It’s a lot more complicated than that, and you know it. You have been struggling for quite some time now, and you’ve also made some very rash decisions that have affected your well-being. Well, guess what. It’s also affecting the well-being of our company. And I hate saying this, you know? It’s — it’s horrible to have to say, and I hate that you have to listen, but you are. You’re right. You’re an equity partner in deception, which means you have the power to make decisions over all of deception, even if you’re not in the right headspace for that kind of responsibility! Okay, okay, okay. Enough with the slow wind-up. What’s the bottom line, lucy? You want to push me out of my company?
[ Sighs ]
A second? Just hang on. We haven’t even heard uncle sonny’s reaction. So? What do you say? Well, I know a few people who would book chase as a favor to me. Oh, my god! You’re amazing! Well, nah, nah, nah. Listen. Last time you came to me for a favor, it was about teaching linc a lesson. It had nothing to do with chase’s career. I’m sorry. You did what? Whoa. Linc is a dirt ball. Okay? And, chase, you have real talent. Booking you at some real venues both promotes you and gets me a little payback on linc. Seems like a win-win to me. Look, we are just trying to set up our next chapter while making sure linc gets the punishment he deserves. That’s good enough for me. Consider it done. Okay. Hang on a second. I’ve got something to say. Here. Take my hand. No, no, no. I’m good. I can do this myself. Thank you. Look. I give you credit for finding the bracelet. But it’s gonna smell so bad, you’re probably gonna have to buy your little sister a new one anyway. Yes, well, I’ll be going home and cleaning it because obviously I have to change all my clothes before trina’s party. See, that’s why, no matter the weather, it’s always a good idea to wear layers. Do you plan your day looking for chances to take your shirt off? Haven’t had any complaints so far. But, you know, I could have kept my shirt clean and just let you look for your sister’s bracelet alone. You’re right. Thank you. Any time. Have fun at your party. Thanks. Couldn’t hear what you and trina were saying, but I read your facial expressions. You okay? Not really, but I was just about to leave anyway. What’s that? Um — [ Chuckles ] I had this crazy idea that I would confess everything in a letter to trina, that I would give it to her in person and she would read it and she would forgive me and everything would be better again. Typical me, right? Always trying to solve things by taking the easy way out. I guess it was a really stupid idea. Spencer… that is your first non-stupid idea you’ve had all year. Man. Curtis. Hey, dad. Congratulations on your engagement to portia. Lord knows I’m glad I’m here to see it. Well, you know, we decided to fight for our relationship, the same way you encouraged trina to fight her court case. Come on, now. She did the same for me. Because of trina, I’m able to have a shot at doing something with my family. And you. I can’t say I’m all that surprised. I mean, who would love the idea of signing over their free will to someone else, even if it’s their spouse? So you think I overstepped. I’m not a psychiatrist, so it’s not my place to say medically. And I’m not inside of your marriage. I was gonna bring up the idea of the conservatorship to sasha last week, but, like, I just — I couldn’t muster up the courage. And then I tried to convince myself that dr. Rubin would be able to explain it better. You know, it’d be in a safe, controlled environment. But… that wasn’t the truth, man. Then what was the truth? This is really hard to admit… but I was ashamed of what I was asking sasha to do. I demand an answer, lucy! Are you kicking me out of deception? No. No. We are not voting you out. Then what are you asking for?! What we’re asking is just you simply voluntarily put your fiduciary responsibilities and your financial stake in deception into a trust. That’s all. And then we can monitor it until it’s deemed you’re better. Better? [ Scoffs ] And who gets to decide when I am better, huh? Some doctor? Or you?! Are you gonna take a vote?! No. Listen to me. If you don’t help us out here, work with us, cooperate, then, yes, we would be forced to vote you out. But we don’t want to do that. We want what’s best for you. So come on. Just — just think about it, okay? Please. Just — what do you say? Take a step back from deception, just for now. Hell no!
I never give sasha the chance to ask for help. I-I always overstep before she’s ready, and then she pushes me away. I don’t give her a chance to come to me. There may be some truth to that, but isn’t the better question… why are you telling all this to me and not to your wife?
[ Chuckles ] Good point. Look, sonny, I mean no disrespect, but I see brook lynn’s attempt at making me a pop star is more of a — a sabbatical. My first love is being a police officer, and I am still holding out hope that I can be one one day, if the civilian review board allows it. Our lines of work don’t exactly overlap very well. Yeah, I-I understand, and I respect your honesty. But you’re lucky because my business contacts at the music venues, you know, it has to do with… I distribute coffee to them. Yeah, but your name alone comes with many connections, and I’m on such thin ice at the pcpd that I just can’t risk it. Well, I might have a potential solution, okay? I am really good friends with curtis ashford, and we both could put in a good word about you performing at the savoy. Uh… I mean, I guess if the ask came from you, I could live with that. Thank you, nina. Yeah, that — that would be really great. And, of course, thank you, uncle dimples, for always making time to listen to me. I’m actually going to go see curtis because I want to congratulate him on his engagement! Will you come with me? Yeah. Okay. See ya. See you both. Bye. Thanks, guys. Well, that worked out for the best, didn’t it? You’ll have a gig in no time. Brook lynn, you went way too far tonight! Look, we — we all want trina to have a fantastic night. Yeah. God knows she deserves it. Spencer, she also deserves to know the truth. Okay? That way, she can make an accurate assessment of what kind of role she wants you to have in her life. And I’m not saying this because I think you guys have a chance together.
[ Chuckles ] It’s slim, alright? I-I’m saying this because I learned the hard way, through my mom, that suppressing your feelings, it — it only leads to trouble. And I think the fact that you came here uninvited to deliver that letter in person, instead of just dropping it off at a mailbox, says that you think that, too. What’s that? Oh, it’s my calendar. Sasha has a deception meeting at the pc grill tonight. I’m supposed to meet her there afterwards. That was…until everything blew up. I’m headed to the savoy. If you want, I can drop you off at the grill first. Thanks. Yeah. Yeah. I-it’d be good for sasha and me to talk about things when tensions aren’t so high. Let’s go. I am not gonna step back and be some phony figurehead! Please. Please, please. Keep your voice down. The last thing deception needs is another public spectacle.
[ Scoffs ] Is that why you chose the grill? You thought I wouldn’t cause a scene in such an upscale place?! Well, think again, lucy! You betrayed me! This is a company that I put my blood, sweat, and tears into!
[ Patrons murmuring ] Okay, that’s enough. Stop right now! You listen to me. I love you. I — I love you like a daughter. And you know that! You know that! But I will be damned. I am not gonna let you jeopardize everything I’ve worked my entire life to build! No way! Yeah. Like a daughter, huh? Yet at the first sign of trouble, you decide to shove me off the lifeboat! First sign of trouble?! Come on, sasha! This has been building for well over a year! This is not the first sign! So you just abandon me now, huh? Just like everyone else?! Go to hell, lucy!
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. She is. I’m just lucky I survived to watch her grow up… you know, sometimes into a person I don’t even recognize, you know? Trina’s definitely her own person.
[ Chuckles ] I’m a — I’m a strategist. I game everything. Portia, she’s a healer, more holistic, but… trina? She leads with her heart. She’s a rescuer by nature. Wants to save the world. Sometimes I just wonder where she gets it from.
And I mean it for real
my heart is beating for you excuse me. Oh. Okay.
[ Chuckles ] I am so sorry epiphany couldn’t make it tonight. Ohh. I remember cramming for the mcats, and I — whew. I don’t envy her at all.
[ Chuckles ] How are things going between the two of you? Very well. We look good. Yeah. You know, portia, I told epiphany about my diagnosis, and that woman couldn’t have been more supportive. Oh, I’m happy to hear that. Yeah. Me too. I often wonder what it could have been, had I been honest about my original diagnosis back in the day, but… I don’t know. I — I got blindsided. Maybe if I had had symptoms when I was younger, maybe I could have — coulda, woulda, woulda, coulda — been better prepared to handle it. Nina! Hey. Glad you could make it. Sonny. Well, thank you for the invitation. And, look, I know this is a party to celebrate trina, but congratulations on your engagement! Thank you. You know what? I’m gonna go congratulate portia, okay? See you later. Yeah. I got to go check on something. Curtis. What’s going on? I mean, can we just clear the air here? ‘Cause why do I get the sense that you think that I’m crashing the party? Because you are. No. Hold on. I mean, nina was invited, and I thought you and I were friends. Look, we did favors for each other, or so I thought. Right. As it turns out, it was only one-sided. Are you still mad because I didn’t dig into your father’s arrest record? Oh, my gosh! Why didn’t you tell me you could dance?! I don’t know. It doesn’t really come up in casual conversation. And we’ve never gone out dancing before. Usually I try to bust a move at weddings or parties with work people. You know, there’s this cop banquet thing next month. People are supposed to bring their significant others, if, uh, you’re ready for that. You know what this whole trial situation has taught me? That I shouldn’t waste time being so cautious. So I’m ready to take the leap if you are.
This is how I really feel and I mean it for real -hey. -Hey. You finally made it. Yeah. Good to see you. I was wondering what was keeping you. Did you go all the way home to change? I can’t believe we’re catching another meltdown from the basket case of deception. -No. No, no, no. Sasha! -Watch it! Leeches! All of you are leeches! You’re just trying to get a piece of me when I’m trying to get my life back on track?! This is a public place. If you don’t want attention, act normal. Act normal, huh?! Like you were by filming me! -Ohh! -What the hell?! How’s this, huh?! Is this crazy enough for the basket case of deception?! -Ma’am. -Is this what you wanted? Ma’am. We’re gonna have to ask you to leave. Get your hands off me! I said get off me! Stop it! Stop! Get off me! Hey! Sasha.
Okay. It’s fine, really. It’s — it’s okay now. Okay. I’m so sorry. What am I doing? What’s going on? Are you okay? No. No. I’m — I’m not okay, brando. I need help.
[ Crying ] I need help. -Hey. -Tj. You’re so late. Was there an emergency at the hospital? No, no. Excuse me. Um, just had to give a friend a ride. But aunt stella texted me. She is on her way from the airport, and she really wants trina to know how happy she is for her. Well, maybe this will encourage stella to stop traveling the world and stay put in port charles. Yeah, I’d like that, too. But I’m happy that my auntie has had the opportunity to see the world. And to think that almost got taken away from her from a technical glitch. What are you talking about? You forgot? The ancestry website, it initially matched her with the wrong person before her cousin in london. They said she had a close relation here in port charles. I went too far? What are you talking about?! I was even kind of polite and everything. That favor you asked sonny? You never even asked me about it. The last thing I need is to be associated with the mob. My reputation needs to be on the up-and-up. Okay. Okay. Okay. You’re right. I’m sorry. Well, all’s well that ends well, right? Because it turns out we owe nina for this favor, not sonny. I-I just want to be clear. It is important to me that you don’t put me in another compromising position again. Unless… message received. Okay? I will not compromise your integrity while we figure out a way to take down linc. Thank you. I don’t know what you expect me to say. I asked you for a favor. You turned me down. And at that moment, I learned that I can’t depend on you. It’s that simple. You have no idea what I’ve done to protect your family. Okay, well, here’s your chance. You know what? Forget about it. Okay. You know… I like you, curtis, but can — why don’t we just work this out? Sonny, you made your rules abundantly clear. I just don’t like ’em. We got a problem here? I did change. Yeah. I’m surprised you even noticed. Well, I’m a little bit stupid, but you changed outfits completely. Yeah, I mean, it’s — it’s no big deal. You know, like I told you earlier, avery lost her charm bracelet, and it was from ava, so I had to go look for it, and she said that she wore it to G.H., And my search led me into a trash bin. So I wound up doing a little bit of dumpster diving, which was pretty disgusting, but I ended up finding the bracelet. My girlfriend is a certified badass. I’m just sad that you didn’t call me, though. I-I wouldn’t want you to do that alone. I’m gonna get a water. Do you want one? Sure. Spencer, wait! I’m gonna take your advice to heart. I-I’m really sorry. I’ll see you when I see you. Have fun tonight. Um… spencer. What is this?
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