GH Transcript Tuesday, September 6, 2022

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mr. Corinthos, sir, this here is a celebration. We don’t want no trouble. Yeah, I don’t want any trouble, either. I’m here to celebrate trina, like everybody else. I just — I just want to have a minute with curtis. Well, now’s not a good time. You heard my son. I think it’s best you leave now, sir. Nothing’s gonna happen. You sure about that? 95% sure. Oh, and you like those odds? Whatever’s gonna happen, sonny and curtis can work it out. I hope you’re right. I just wanted trina to have a lovely party to celebrate and…

[ Sighs ] Looks like she’s got some drama of her own. It has my name on it. Did you find it somewhere? No. Can you just give it back, please? Why should I? It’s mine. No, actually, it’s mine, and I was go– I was going to give it to you. Okay, well, now I have it, so why do you want it back? Michael. Michael.

[ Wiley giggling ] Wiley? Nelle: Say, “bye-bye, grandma. Bye-bye, daddy!”

[ Wiley giggling ] Wiley? Wiley. It’s mommy. Tell me — oh, my god. Michael. Carly. It’s no use, willow. You’re too late. And now please welcome ana montoya. Hello there, fellow students… one prilosec otc in the morning blocks excess acid production for a full 24 hours. Unlike pepcid, which stops working after 9. 24 hour protection. Prilosec otc one pill, 24 hours, zero heartburn. Give me my son. I don’t have your son. Oh, you mean my son. No. You are nothing to wiley. Wrong again. See, now that the obstacles have been removed, my son and i are free to be together. What did you do to michael and carly? Me? I didn’t do anything. You did. No. No. No. No, no, no. I am so glad that karma is finally paying you back for stealing my son from me. Now there’s no more michael, no more carly. Thanks for that, by the way. No. No, no, no! No! And when I disappear with my son, you won’t have anybody anymore. Say, “bye-bye!” Bye-bye, mommy. No!

[ Screams ]

[ Gasps ] No. No. Oh, my god. Michael?! Thank you so much for letting me stop by and help put wiley to bed. I’m gonna miss that little guy when I’m on my trip. Wiley loves spending time with you. And I appreciate the reinforcement because, uh, willow has been going to bed really early lately. Of course. She’s working

and pregnant. I know. I’m starting to realize how big of a deal that is. Yeah.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh. Thank god.

[ Breathing heavily ] Willow, what — what’s wrong? Nelle. It doesn’t matter why i didn’t give it to you. They’re my words, and I no longer wish for you to read them, so give it back. No. No! Please. That letter is my property, trina. Possession is 9/10 of the law, so if you want it back, you’re gonna have to do more than just say please. Follow me. No disrespect, mr. Ashford, but this doesn’t involve you. Well, regardless, sonny, I decide who I have a conversation with in my own club. Hey, uh, excuse me, gentlemen. Hey, sonny, do you mind if I steal you away for a second? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay. Alright. So he’s gone. Now, tell me, what the hell’s going on here? Dad, thanks. I know what you’re doing, okay? Uh, sonny and I, we go back a ways and whatever issues we have, we can resolve them on our own. Okay. But, uh, you know, I have been in the music business a long time, and I’ve seen sonny’s type and how they behave in establishments like yours and once they get their hooks in, there ain’t no getting them out. And you’ve warned me about this before. Trust me, I get it. I’m not meddling, alright? But, you know, you — you do have a real great backup there with police commissioner ashford. All you have to do is call it in. But hey, hey. I’m not meddling. So, I’m working on a case involving one of those genealogy companies, and it reminded me of when stella took her test. I’d almost forgotten that’s how she found her cousin in london. It was. And her life has been a whirlwind adventure ever since. Right? But at the time, we all thought her long-lost relative was here in port charles. And the results indicated a closer match than a cousin. I guess we were wrong. I don’t know. I mean, when — when aunt stella found her cousin, we let it go. But honestly, mom, the whole thing never sat right with me. Why not? We chalked it up to a technical glitch, but it seems highly unlikely that a reputable company would make that kind of mistake. Thomas jr., Get over here and give me a hug.

[ Laughs ] Hey, auntie. Hi, baby. Mm.

[ Laughs ] Hey, you got somewhere else to be? Just got a little surprise planned. Hmm, another secret? Mm. It’s close enough. Well, you’re the one who’s keeping all the secrets. Didn’t know my girlfriend was a pro dumpster diver. Oh [Chuckles] Yeah. Listen, joss, are you still mad at me? For? Not telling you spencer’s plan to save trina. Mnh, no. I mean, of course I wasn’t thrilled, but I-I get it, you know. Spencer put you in an impossible situation. Until I give it to you, that letter is my property, and I’m not giving it to you. This is totally unfair. Do you really want to complain to me about what is or isn’t unfair?! I’ll give you the letter back. Thank you. But first, you have to tell me why you’re being so weird about it! Okay, fine. I’ll just open it myself. Trina, don’t! It’s not for you! It says my name right here! That’s because it’s addressed to trina, my friend, and according to you, we’re not friends anymore.

in the interest of not keeping any secrets… yes? Spencer wrote trina a letter. In it, he explains everything about how he always believed trina and that he was only pretending to back esme. He did? Yeah. Wow. I’m almost proud of him. Do you think that’s what they were talking about? I hope so. I mean, all these secrets, they’ve just not been doing anyone any good. It’s time for everything to just be out in the open. You’re right. I set a boundary. And I’m just trying to respect it. I didn’t mean to hurt you when I said that we can’t be friends anymore. The cassadines have ice in our veins. You can’t hurt me. But thank you. I appreciate that. I know you weren’t trying to hurt me. You have to admit — our relationship got really toxic. Trina, toxic or not, our friendship meant a lot to me, and it always will. It’s meant a lot to me, too. But our friendship wasn’t good for me.

[ Scoffs ] I felt like I kept compromising myself over and over again. I just really hope that you understand. I do. And since we’re sharing, there’s something that I’d like to tell you, too. It’s good to see you, stella. You too, jordan.

[ Laughs ] Now, where’s that nephew of mine? Marshall: I know what you’ve done to this club. Oh. And you’ve built it to a really big success. Right, well, those two look like they can use a minute. Now, tell me what’s going on with you. Starting with how thin you’re getting. What? Is molly feeding you enough? I-I’m sorry. You’re a modern couple and you feed yourselves. Okay, between her schedule and mine, we manage to grab the occasional meal, and I promise I have been taking care of myself. Okay. Okay? What’s going on with you? You’re kind of quiet. Everything alright? Oh! I’m so sorry to interrupt, but I had to come say hello! Portia, hi, darling. Oh! How you doing? It’s good to see you. You too. Wait a minute. What is this? I know you don’t like sonny corinthos, okay? But I got it covered. Look, look. Don’t get it twisted. This isn’t personal. I barely know sonny corinthos. I know his type. The type that can cause a lot of trouble.

[ Sighs ] Now, if sonny is trying to rope you or the savoy into something shady… I know, dad. …We got to deal with that. Okay, I hear you, okay?

[ Sighs ] But sonny and I don’have that kind of relationship. I had wiley by the hand, and I tried to take him from her and then he disappeared. And then I was standing there with you and your mom and… you were both dead. And then I woke up. No wonder why you were so freaked out, but it was just a dream. Yeah, but I had some pretty intense dreams when I was pregnant. I get it. I hope this doesn’t last until I deliver. I’m tired enough as it is. I’m cutting back my hours at G.H. So I can pace myself. That’s smart. And I’m sure G.H. Is understanding. And you have me to take care of you. And your entire family. I appreciate that. And I promise you, we are going to make sure that you have no stress during this pregnancy. Hello, daughter of mine. Oh. I’m sorry I-I didn’t get here earlier. It’s just — it’s been a long, exhausting day. But you’re never — you’re never far from my thoughts. I can’t believe it’s been two years since I lost you. It’s been a very… interesting two years. Come to think of it, I never even got to visit you this day last year. Nelle: No big deal. I’m literally living rent-free in your head. Hi, mom.

Mr. Corinthos.Always a pleasure. I didn’t expect you here tonight, ms. Wu. Curtis is a valued partner of mine. I came to express my congratulations for trina’s good fortune. That’s very generous. Sit with me and have a drink. Unless you’re waiting on ms. Reeves. Oh, no, ms. — Ms., Uh, reeves is, uh, not with me tonight. Then we’re both unescorted. Since curtis is occupied with family matters at the moment, we should have a chat. About what? There’s always business to discuss, hmm? I’m sorry that I made our friendship so confusing. That’s all on me. I should’ve been up-front about esme, and I definitely should’ve told esme about my feelings for you. Maybe if I’d have done that, then it could’ve saved us from this whole path of destruction that we’re on. That would’ve been preferable. And maybe then you and I could, uh… the point is that everyone deserved better and, um, that’s essentially what I wrote there in that letter, so… I just wanted an opportunity to come clean and… tell you that I would’ve done everything differently. I appreciate that. I understand why we can’t be friends anymore. I really do. I-I messed up your life, and I’ll always regret that. Portia, this looks like an engagement ring. Well, curtis proposed. We’re engaged! What?!

[ Laughs ] Wiley is safe and sound, sleeping like the angel he is. Ah, well, doesn’t hurt to make sure, does it? But you, uh — you — you got dressed. Are you — are you going out? Yeah. Yeah, I’m just getting some air. Okay. I’ll go with you.

[ Chuckles ] One of us needs to stay with wiley. Um, mom can do it, or we could — we could take him to the main house? So you want to wake him, so you can babysit me? You know what? I-I actually need to go over a few things with you before I go on my trip, if you don’t mind. I’ll be fine. You better be.

[ Door closes ] Okay. What do you want to talk about? Nothing. I get that your heart’s in the right place, but willow, I think, needs some time alone. I-I don’t want to hover. I-it’s just that willow’s been acting so off lately, and I just — I can’t shake the feeling that… there’s something she’s not telling me. Normally, I’m not a fan of being forgotten. I-I didn’t forget you. Oh, I know. You were doing the lord’s work in nixon falls. Thanks for that, by the way. I mean, I know you didn’t do it for me, but you did do it because of me, so… that’s good enough. I was upset with carly because she hesitated. She let you slip off that cliff, didn’t she? And then even after she knew what she did, she didn’t —

[Voice breaking] She didn’t tell me that you were my daughter. She just… left you out there alone. I didn’t mean, though, for things to go as far as they did. Didn’t you? It doesn’t matter. What’s important is that it paid off beautifully — you broke up sonny and carly and you took sonny for yourself. Well, I’m not gonna apologize for my relationship with sonny, but I-I did hurt a lot of people, including wiley. Eh, wiley’s a baby. No, ne– he’s not gonna remember any of it, anyway. Nelle, nelle, he’s not a baby anymore. He’s old enough to have things affect him. If michael and carly and that baby-stealing, insufferable willow want to tell him things about you or me that might be hurtful, then that’s on them. We’re in the clear. I don’t want anyone to hurt wiley. He’ll get over it. It’s not like anyone’s stealing his kidney for cash. Thanks again, frank benson. You know, my deepest regret is that I couldn’t protect you from growing up with such a horrible, neglectful person. I mean, your mom did put you in a coma. If I would’ve been your mother… …your life would’ve been different, wouldn’t it have? Yeah, it would. You would’ve given me so much love, like everything that I ever wanted or needed. I mean, I could’ve followed in your footsteps. Maybe become the editor-in-chief of crimson magazine. I wish I could’ve given you that life. Yeah, it’s a shame that we didn’t know who we were to each other. I could’ve learned from the best, and together… we really could’ve made michael and carly suffer. I mean, we could’ve made sure carly stayed in the nuthouse for the rest of her life, hid my son away from michael for all of eternity. I mean [Chuckles] Working together, we really could’ve done a lot of damage.

Pregnancy can be a roller coaster, you know? One minute, you’re glowing and happy, and the next minute, you’re just miserable. I know I’m being overprotective, but how random is it that she just dreamed about nelle? Random? Nelle died two years ago today. Oh! I didn’t realize. I try not to think about it, but sometimes it just hits me, you know? Me reaching out, trying to grab nelle and help her and she just falls. God, it was awful! And then I felt relief. “Nelle’s gone. My friends, my family, they’re all safe,” you know? Then I was terrified I was gonna be blamed for nelle’s death. And, of course, I was, once nina found out the truth. You know, I’m — I’m — I’m just gonna call willow and check on her. Hey, michael, it’s been five minutes. Come on.

[ Sighs ] Voicemail. You don’t think that willow would go to nelle’s grave, do you? You know her best. What do you think? I think it’s a possibility and since it’s the anniversary of nelle’s death, I think there’s a chance she could run into nina. Carly: Oh, my god. It’s true. Nina’s willow’s mother. What happens if willow runs into nina? I-I think it’ll be unpleasant, but I don’t think nina would do anything to hurt her. You know what? I’m just — I’m gonna go check on her. Would you mind watching wiley for me? Of course, yes. Thank you. Yeah. Wiley: Daddy! Where are you going? Hey. Buddy, I’m just — I’m just gonna go pick up mom, okay? No! Grandma carly’s gonna watch you. Oh! Hey, what’s wrong, buddy? You love grandma carly. I had a bad dream, and I don’t want you to go. It’s okay. I understand. I’ll go check on willow, alright? You stay here with your son. And don’t worry. I won’t let anything happen to her. Thank you.

[ Door closes ] If your mother hadn’t pawned me off on frank benson, if carly hadn’t let me plummet to my death… …and if we had known who we were to each other, I mean, I could’ve had the most beautiful life. And we could’ve punished them all! No. No, nelle, that’s not at all what I wanted for you. You know, everything that I did, all the mistakes that I made, it’s because I was in pain.

[ Crying ] You’re my baby. I miss you. But I’m gonna have to spend the rest of my life making up for my mistakes. What’s the point in worrying about that? If madeline hadn’t done what she did to you and frank benson hadn’t done what he did to me, I mean, look, it’s the best “get out of jail free” card ever. No, just because we suffered, it doesn’t absolve us. We got hurt, so then we turned around and hurt the world around us! Face it, nina! You and i are exactly the same. You know, we had a connection, but you couldn’t let yourself recognize that I was your flesh and blood. Not while I was working for you. Not while I was standing in front of you. Not while you were testifying against me, trying to take my baby away from me! You had every opportunity to be the mother you always wanted to be and you pushed me away.

[ Sobbing ] I didn’t — I didn’t know! I didn’t know! I don’t know what to say. You don’t have to say anything. I just wanted you to know that I’m sorry. I just wish things were different. Yeah, me too. Spencer.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Uh, sorry to interrupt. You’ve been gone for a while. I just wanted to make sure you’re okay. Yeah. Um, we were just — it’s okay. I’ve kept you from your party long enough. We’re done here, anyway. Aren’t we? Are you okay? Yeah. Um… I don’t know what just happened. Do you want to get out of here? No. This is my party and I want to enjoy it with my date. It’s a little late for business. Friendship, then. Allow me to buy you a drink. I don’t want to intrude any longer. It’s hardly an intrusion. You’re welcome here. Or have you been made to feel otherwise? So, that thing you had to take care of — anything to do with spencer? We just cleared the air. I told him that we couldn’t be friends anymore. Smart decision. I know it wasn’t easy, but that kid, he’s — he’s no good. Stel la, we we’re gonnatell you tonight. This is not how we wanted you to find out. I am so sorry. Hey, aunt stella. Hey. Sorry for what? It seems that you have been keeping some things from me.

[ Laughs ] She — she saw the ring, so… oh, yeah, well, auntie, we were going to tell you together in person tonight. Oh, independent corroboration. Well, we will, uh, give you guys some privacy. Stella, I’m so sorry — no, you don’t owe me an apology. No.

He does. But first, allow me to welcome you to the family. Ohh! Thank you. So, you finally take my suggestion and propose and I’m the last to know. It wasn’t on purpose. Well, have you guys started making plans yet? Auntie.

[ Laughs ] Slow down just a bit. We just got engaged. Like that’s an excuse. Well — ah, ah, you know what? Actually, there is one thing that we did. Yes, and — definitely agree on. A-and it’s part of the reason why we waited till tonight to tell you. Okay, well, I’m dying to know. Well, we would like to know if you would marry us. Me?! Yeah. I’ve never officiated a wedding before. It’s easy. What? You just go online, fill out some paperwork, and register with the clerk. And you can just drop it in the mail. I need a mailbox. I just gotta make — oh! Are you alright? Portia: So, stella, will you please do us the honor? Because… there’s really no one better to marry us.

Marrying the two of you would be the honor of my life. And I’ll see to the music. Oh. You don’t trust anyone else to handle it, do you? Would you?

[ Laughter ] Marshall, thank you so much. Of course. See? That’s one thing down. Now we just need to pick a date, uh, a venue, guest list, and, um…apply for our marriage license.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, you do. And, for that, you have to… supply proof of your divorces. Yeah. You know, come to think of it, I don’t remember ever getting that. You better look into that. Yeah. Thanks, auntie.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Who were you talking to? Myself. I was — I was talking to myself.

[ Sniffles ] Well, I’m — I’m — I’m sorry for intruding. I know how hard this day must be for you. It is hard. You know, I didn’t know that nelle was my daughter when she was alive, but I carried her. She was my baby. And you’re probably wondering why I’m grieving for her, because she did some pretty horrible things. She was still your child. And a mother’s love is unconditional. Feeling sadness over what could’ve been, that’s just…human. Thank you. I’m guessing you’re here for jonah. Actually, I’m here for nelle. Has curtis given you any trouble? Nah, just a misunderstanding. I, uh — I ran into a singer — harrison chase. You heard of him? The detective on suspension. Yeah. Uh, good singer, good guy. I thought he’d be a good fit for the savoy. I appreciate you thinking of us and making the connection. I’m sure curtis will, too. Hey, jordan. You got a minute? Sure. What’s up? This is gonna sound strange, but, um, did you ever receive any official notification that our divorce was finalized? Now that you mention it, I’m not sure. Yeah. I remember filing our papers, but — maybe it’s because I moved. The notification got lost in the mail. But you sure you got yours? I don’t remember seeing it, but I did get a lot of mail while I was away at the clinic. I can double-check. Maybe I misplaced it. Would you do that? I hate to ask, but, um, you know, I’ll need — I’ll need it to apply for my marriage license. Of course. Because in order to get married again, you need to be divorced. Congratulations! I had every faith you’d be exonerated. Oh, my gosh! I appreciate it. And thank you so much for coming. Absolutely. Absolutely. Aunt stella. Can I steal you away for a minute? Excuse me. Okay. Hey, hey, hey! I am going to bounce, so have fun, stay late with your friends, enjoy being young while you can. I suppose I can do that. As long as you promise to get lattes with me at haven bistro soon. Mm…twist my arm? Aah! Okay.

[ Laughter ] Oh! I have such a good daughter, don’t I?

[ Laughter ] Okay. See ya, ashford. Where’d rory go? Uh, I think he went to go get us drinks. Oh. I was gonna tell him about a break in a case, but I guess shop talk can wait. Oh, no. He would love to hear about that. He loves his work. It’s — it’s pretty interesting. One of those dna genealogy sites gave us some important evidence. Wow! That’s so cool. Yeah. Makes me glad those tests have become so mainstream. Have you ever done one? Nelle was wiley’s birth mother. I…felt I should pay my respects, for his sake. You came here out of respect for nelle. That’s very nice, willow. You must be conflicted, since you’re trying to erase nelle from wiley’s life.

[ Scoffs ] We are not trying to erase nelle. We are protecting wiley. Oh. Even you have admitted that nelle did terrible things. Oh, that’s right, and that’s what we want to do. We want to lie to wiley and tell him that people don’t have flaws. Nelle was way beyond flawed. If she had had her way, michael would never have known that wiley was his son. You would never have known that he was your grandson. Every time — every time I think we’ve made some headway, you prove that there is just no reasoning with you. You only see what you want to. Get off your damn high horse. I am sorry that nelle did these horrible things to you, I am, but it has made you so self-righteous that you can’t acknowledge anyone else’s pain but your own! Carly: Enough! If anyone needs perspective, nina, it’s you. No matter how hard you try to rewrite history or how badly you wish nelle could’ve been redeemed, it doesn’t change the facts, nina! She was a kidnaper and a murderer and the only reason we’re safe is because she’s dead!

I’ll handle my business with curtis. You and I go back a long way. Many years and many favors. Yes, we do. So, if there’s anything I can do to strengthen our ties, don’t hesitate to ask. I’ll keep that offer in mind. So, you and curtis have been doing a lot of business together. How’s that working out? Splendidly. I’ve found curtis to be quite accommodating. I’m — I’m gonna let him, you know, get back to his family and all that. I think you should probably do the same ’cause you know what they say a-about a good man.

[ Whispers ] They have their limits. Thank you for the advice, but I know exactly where curtis and I stand. Well, I took a dna genealogy test for a project in high school. Why you ask? Curtis: Good evening, everyone, and thank you for coming to the savoy to celebrate trina.

[ Cheers and applause ] Ow, ow, ow! You know, when I first met trina, it’s safe to say that she was

profoundly unimpressed.

[ Laughter ] I remember. But I, on the other hand, I immediately noticed what a strong and smart and resilient young lady she is. It’s impossible not to, right? Marshall: That’s right. Portia: Yes. So, in honor of trina and without further ado, please help me welcome tonight’s entertainment — cameron webber.

[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you. Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen of the savory, how are we feeling tonight?

[ Cheers and applause ] Alright, this first song is dedicated to our trina. In fact, these all are dedicated to trina ’cause this is her party.

[ Laughter ] And this song is about a person we both know. You’ll get what it means. Da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da whoo! Da da da da da da da da 1, 2, 3! Ooh, waaaaaaah da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da darling, darling let me help you understand even with your cheating I’d still had the better hand the way you spun your lies it almost got them fooled girl, I’d trade you for the devil if I could somebody helped me before I fell into your snare somebody stop me before I say some things I normally wouldn’t dare won’t let anybody tell me that I can’t we’re on top and now it’s time for us to dance we knew that she was messed up in the head but we don’t give a damn da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da da darling, darling had ’em going for a while to see you running, girl it makes me wanna smile you’re all figured out it’s time for you to ditch got a couple words I’ve been saving for a bitch somebody helped me before I fell into your snare they better stop me before I say some things I normally wouldn’t dare won’t let anybody tell me that I can’t we’re on top and now it’s time for us to dance we knew that she was messed up in the head but we don’t give a damn won’t let anybody tell me that I can’t we’re on top and now it’s time for us to dance we knew that she was messed up in the head but we don’t give a damn ooh ooh ooh

[ Cheers and applause ] Carly: Willow, you need to go home and take care of yourself and the baby. Michael and wiley are waiting for you. You’re right, carly. It was a mistake to come here. Oh, this is precious. I come here to have a private moment with my daughter. You two show up, uninvited, and I’m the villain. My god, you’re just alike! Nothing was ever nelle’s fault, and nothing is ever your fault. I’ve taken responsibility for my mistakes and I’ve paid the consequences. Yeah, but you don’t believe you deserve them. See, you and nelle sing the same tune — that you’re a product of your circumstances and that excuses your actions. You know, you, of all people, should sympathize. With you? No! Not with me, with nelle. Because it was your adopted father who neglected her, who abused her, and sold her for parts! I had compassion for nelle. And, in return, i got months in ferncliff, michael was left to burn in a car, and she switched wiley for willow’s dead baby. Do you get that? Nelle used someone’s dead infant as a prop. How proud you must be. It didn’t have to be this way.

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