General Hospital Transcript
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[ Pop music plays ] Enough. He’s perfect the way he is.
[ Drum roll ] Curtis: Ladies and gentlemen, sisters and brothers, hold your hats or hold a hand, because coming to the savoy stage with a brand-new jam is a hot new star who’s on the rise. So kick back and enjoy what you see with your eyes or what you hear from his captivating production. And without further ado or any more introduction… put your hands together and let the music do the talking!
[ Cheers and applause ] They’re ready for you. Brook lynn… they can wait. Problem is, I can’t wait another minute to be with you. Lucy: Earth to brook lynn.
[ Slams fist on table ] Brook lynn? Yes. I’m — I’m so sorry.
[ Clears throat ] Can you please repeat that? Okay, where were you just now? Right, because you certainly weren’t here.
[ Chuckles lightly ] What are you doing? W-what’s wrong with you? You tell me. What happened to brando? Hey, uh, any word on brando’s cause of death? No, nothing yet.
[ Sighs ] Sorry, work. Uh, I assume, uh, you were up all night. Hard to stop the press when you have late-breaking news.
[ Papers rustle ] Anna: Yeah. Thanks for the use of your contacts. I have feelers out. I know. Let’s just say that I knew this wasn’t going to be easy. Yeah. I — it’s — it — it appears to be more dangerous than I anticipated. Yes, of course I’m being careful.
Stop worrying, robert, please. Why don’t you take that energy and focus it on finding the person that attacked ava and killed brando? Yeah, I’ll be in touch. Thank you. Bye. Oh, sorry for startling you. I don’t want to interrupt your phone call. Uh, you know, maybe in order to avoid any future misunderstandings, you might want to leave the sharp objects at home. I just picked this up from the marina shop. It’s the same brand and type missing from the quartermaine property. Mm-hmm. Like the weapon used on ava and brando? That’s the theory. I’m on my way to G.H. To speak with the medical examiner. Oh, okay. Well, if you need any assistance, you know how to reach me. Thanks.
[ Sighs ] But the matter I need off my plate is one I need to handle myself. As soon as I get this mess sorted out with jordan and my divorce papers… we will get married. Is there anything that I can do to help? Well, no. I spoke with jordan last night. And how did that go? Well, uh, let’s just say the divorce papers won’t be an issue.
You didn’t really answer my question. [ Chuckles ] Does jordan feel as you do? I don’t mean to be intrusive —
no, no, you’re not. My relationship with jordan isn’t only ours — you’re a part of that, too. I’ll tell you all about it
[Sighs] When I see you. Just be careful out there. Always. Selina: Mr. Ashford… it seems things are getting dangerous in port charles. Michael called me last night and said brando was attacked, but that he was gonna be fine. By the time I got through to sasha, brando was dead and she was in pieces. I know. I understand. Everyone here is in shock, as well. One — you know, one minute, brando was conscious and in good spirits, and the next thing you know, he was coding. How does something like that happen? I don’t know. Trying to find out. Dr. Robinson sent out his bloodwork. We’ll — we’ll try to find the cause. And until you do, if you do, brando’s family is suffering, and that mystery is only gonna add to their grief. The invader quoted an anonymous general hospital source, which means somebody here knows enough to talk to the press about the fact that ava and brando were attacked with a hook, and I want to find that person and talk to them myself. To what end? So I can find out who killed sasha’s husband. That’s kind of the job for the cops, and… you’re no longer a cop. Phew. I got the last sparkling water. You’ll have to tell the runner to get another case. I’m sorry. Ugh. Why can’t the fridge in the break room adequately chill a-a simple sparkling water? I mean, how are we supposed to be our best or most creative when we’re not even sufficiently hydrated? Speaking of our best… lucy and I were just discussing, uh, brando.
[ Sighs ] Poor sasha. Poor gladys. Yeah, it’s horrible — and poor social media response for deception — or lack thereof. Right. Well, I-I did — I did draw something up this morning, and I can send it right over, you know, before I publish it. No, no, no. You — you don’t have to send it to lucy or me. Just send it out now. Yeah. Don’t you want to weigh in on something this sensitive regarding a partner? No, uh — that’s the point. Something this sensitive, timeliness is crucial. Well, I just found out about brando this morning. And why is that? Because we called you last night. We texted you, we e-mailed you, and then we called you again. Well, I-I turn my phone off at 9:00 — you know, work-life balance, right?
[ Laughs nervously ] Okay, that’s — that’s true, but isn’t it kind of possible that maybe you’re focusing more on your life and not work? Yeah, like, maybe 101% for life and -1% for work. Okay, we feel like maybe your heart isn’t totally with deception. Like, maybe it’s totally with… chase. I’m sorry about brando. Yep, me too. How’s sasha? Is this on the record? Well, no — no, I’m sorry. I just don’t want to be blindsided. I meant to give you a heads up, and time got away from me. So what can I do to make amends? Sasha — she’s having a hard time. So if you just — you know what I’m saying? Keep that in mind. I will do my best. I mean, we’re always gonna, you know, agree on what’s best for our daughter. Absolutely. Speaking of which… let’s go. Oh. Victor: Well, you know, in england, if you mispronounce that word, you’re sent to the tower of london and your head’s cut off.
[ Kristina laughs ] Well, it’s true.
[ Chuckles ]
I think we should agree on a plan of action first.
[ Laughs ] No, no. You and i are going to stay out of this. What are you doing?! That’s my daughter. And victor is your uncle. That makes him kristina’s great-uncle. I’ve spent more time than I want to as my father’s lieutenant. It’s better to stay on his good side. Trust me — let sonny take care of the bad. You are so totally wrong.
[ Chuckles ] What’s victor wrong about? Hi, dad, hi, baby. I was just teaching great-uncle victor the correct pronunciation of the word “scoune.”
[ Sighs ] And I was telling kristina that in europe, we call it “sconn.”
[Scone] But in america, my daughter is correct. Back to work for me, uncle vic. Glad you enjoyed your scone.
[ Chuckles ] Well, always a pleasure, but I must be off. Victor, victor, victor. How many times do I gotta tell you?
[Whispering] Stay away from my family. Oh, well, I’m afraid, like it or not, kristina is my family, as well. Natasha. Ready?
[ Dramatic music plays ] Way to kick a guy when he’s down, bro.
[ Sighs ] Yeah, I’m sorry, bro. I don’t like saying it any more than you like hearing it, but the reality is, you’re not — you’re not part of this investigation. Sasha and I bonded when were trying to help michael and willow, and now she is going through hell, and — and there’s gotta be some way I can help her. Yeah, I-in a way the police can’T. I mean, do you got a lead? I mean, is there somewhere you can go that they can’t? Come on, bro, you know the drill. Alright, say you do some digging around and you find something. Without a badge, without a warrant, without jurisdiction — that piece of evidence gets invalidated, they could throw the whole case out, alright? And then you can really kiss your law enforcement career goodbye. If you are implying that I am trying to solve this, to make myself look good to the higher-ups, you could not be more wrong. I’m not angling to use brando’s death to get my badge back. I know that. Look, all I’m trying to say is the pcpd, they need a good cop like you back on the force, not out in the cold for good. And who knows when or if I will get reinstated? I mean, what am I supposed to do in the meantime? Be there for sasha. She’s got plenty of people there to comfort her. All I have is time and frustration. If I were you, I would spend time with someone I care about, and I would channel that energy into a cause that makes a difference. I know you have both. You’ re accusing me of shirkingmy work duties for a guy? Let’s see. Yesterday, all morning, you spent looking at chase wallpaper to select it for your computer screen. Oh, and somehow, our call waiting music — oh, it’s now chase’s demo. Yeah, and everyone who’s had to wait on hold has thanked me for it. You know, since when is it a crime to enjoy a relationship? Okay. Lucy and I, we are happy for you and chase. So, so, so happy, and it’s okay to focus on your boyfriend sometimes. But really, you are spending our work time promoting chase’s career and his music, okay? So if you don’t start promoting and taking care of deception and stop mooning over chase and doing everything about his work and his career, then we’re gonna just part ways — fire you. You want to fire me? No! No! We are not going to fire you. Okay, but you better
[Tapping on table] Get your head back in the game now.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Duly noted. I do have to run. What? No! Where are you going? Uh, to get my head back in the game. I’ll see you guys. Wait, wait, wait, wait. But — alright, so I’m guessing that the matter on your plate is the life-changing information you gathered on curtis that’s likely causing a lot of problems. My own problems continue to multiply, despite having kept the information to myself.
[ Sighs ] So when you took a long, hard look at why you wanted to disclose said matter, you didn’t like what you saw in yourself. My self-examination got derailed by a tough question from curtis. He asked if I’m trying to hold on to our marriage. What gave him the idea that you might be? A volunteer postal worker. And that’s all I’ll say about that. Okay. What did you tell him? Did you lie? I told the truth.
[ Sighs ] It just wasn’t the answer to the question he asked. Ms. Wu, is there a poker game going on in the back that I’m not aware of? It’s a bit early in the day for a high-stakes poker game. Then I can’t imagine a good reason why you would be in my nightclub. I do have a reason, just not a good one. Hope you know what you’re doing. Well, apart from a lesson in pronunciation, I was just offering kristina my professional assistance in the wake of her close brush with a murderer. It would be a mistake to provoke sonny corinthos.
[ Chuckling ] I can’t believe you’re intimidated by a local mob kingpin. Sonny pursues his own ends quietly, but he is dangerous when he’s provoked. Which is why I’m keeping you around. Amongst other reasons. Ah, nice seeing you. Let’s, uh, reconnect soon. No, no, no. You were gonna give me a date when I could visit charlotte. I will. But right now, I have a more pressing issue to attend to.
So what do you want from me now? 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. An apology.
[ Scoffs ] I’ve seen you twice since your engagement to dr. Robinson and you never said a word. I had to hear about it from my nephew. Apparently, that’s all anyone is talking about. Oh, you exaggerate, selina. Dr. Robinson is a very lucky woman. But I wish you had shared your intentions with me. Why? I could have connected you to a fine jeweler that I know. And, um, how much would that favor have cost me? No favor. A courtesy from one partner to another. You see, partners are equal, but clearly, we are anything but that. I’m open to expanding your role in my organization. No thanks, selina. I prefer my independence. If life has taught me anything, it’s that independence is an illusion. If you won’t take my gift, then accept another, to honor your engagement.
[ Sighs ] You’ve done enough. You don’t even know what it is.
[ Footsteps approaching ] Hi. I hope we’re not late. Jordan: Of course I still love curtis. It wasn’t my choice to end the marriage, but… he couldn’t forgive me for keeping too many things from him.
[ Buoy bell ringing, waves crashing ] Why are you still keeping secrets from him? If I told curtis what I know, it could destroy his relationship with portia. And where does that get me? Gratitude? A second chance with him?
[ Scoffs ] Unlikely to get either. What about your own self-respect, jordan? I wouldn’t feel proud of myself for hurting two people that are in love. So [Sighs] I’ve decided that curtis and portia’s relationship is no longer my business. Perhaps not. But is curtis’s happiness your business? Perhaps? I mean, you — you had a great marriage when you were together, didn’t you? You still love and respect him. You just said that. But by withholding this information from him, you’re basically deciding what he can and cannot handle, what he should and shouldn’t know. I mean, is that fair?
[ Sighs ] Thanks for listening. I’ll always listen. Uh, forgive me for intruding. Commissioner, is there something you want to tell us? Actually, I do. Be careful. We know the how of ava jerome and brando corbin’s attack, but we don’t know the why, which makes it harder to predict who might be the next target. Hi. Hey. Wait. Aren’t you off today? Oh, I-I don’t really know. Is it today or yesterday? Tomorrow? I-I have no idea. You never left the hospital?
[ Sighs ] Britt and, um, terry had their hands full with the police, and I volunteered to take over. I wish you would have told me. So you could stick around and relieve me? No, I-I know that you had a prior commitment with your daughter. It’s true. And besides, trina’s back in the dorm, curtis is working late, and with everything that’s going on around here… yeah, you prefer the hustle and bustle of the hospital. Focusing on work helps keep my mind off of things, like what really happened with brando. I went over everything, finn. I w– I went over all of his vitals, the post-op reports. He should have made a full recovery. I’m hoping the tests the lab ran last night is gonna provide some answers. And if not, maybe we can get some answers from the invader. I read the article linking the attacks and disclosing that a hook was used in both. I also happened to notice that they cited an anonymous G.H. Source. I wonder who spoke up. What went on with you and victor? Hold on. Hey, kristina. You okay? Yeah, I’m good, dad. Save your concern for sasha and gladys. Our concern is for you right now. You witnessed that attack. Honey, we have every right to be concerned.
[ Sighs ] Great-uncle victor thought so, too. And he had some pretty good advice. Victor was checking up on you? He offered to hire someone to protect me from whoever went after brando. I mean, great guy, but overreact much? In this situation, your uncle victor has the situation sized up correctly. Maxie: Okay, don’t choke on your gummies. Look, take nice, even breaths… right. …And breathe away your frustration over brook lynn. Mmm. Mm-hmm. Mmm. Blq might just be bfe. Bye forever. Brook lynn is in love, lucy, and that is not worth firing her over. Look, we’ve spoken to her. Let’s give her a chance to do better. Mmm! Mmm! Okay. Okay. But, mmm, maybe — maybe we should just check with the headhunters just to see if there’s some other social media talent out there, maybe? Can we put a pin in that and just give brook lynn one more chance? Think of all the mistakes we’ve made for love. And I’d hazard a guess you’re long overdue another chance.
Did I get the time wrong for chase’s audition? Because it seems like we’re interrupting. Apparently, there’s been a mix-up. I didn’t realize that there was an audition on the books today. I knew I should have come in person to confirm and not gone through our assistants. Uh, it looks like curtis is really busy, so we should come back another time. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Let’s go. I’m sure that a successful entrepreneur such as yourself can eke out 2 minutes to, you know, hear chase cut loose.
[ Sighs ] Well, I do know from the nurses’ ball that kid’s got a set of pipes on him. I could do with a refresher, but I always got time for a star on the rise. I even saw an item on the news this morning, which means that the national outfits are sniffing around, and that’s all thanks to the invader story. Well, whoever did decide to speak to alexis’s reporter may have been responsible for bringing additional attention to the case, which is such a good thing. Yeah, i really, really doubt the party in question was looking for any kind of attention. Well, otherwise they would have gone on record. Hmm. But I’m sure this civic-minded individual’s only goal was to alert the public to a killer in their midst. The best of intentions…
[Sighs] …If only they didn’t threaten to disrupt an investigation that’s barely started. If either of you has an idea as to the identity of this civic-minded individual… please let me know. Your mother and I are going to keep you safe, not victor. I’m grateful for the concern, but, I mean, focus on molly. She had a thing with brando. She must be feeling awful. Honey, molly didn’t witness the attack.
[ Sighs ] I can hardly be called a witness. It was dark and raining, and I’m not even sure if the attacker was male or female. Brando’s killer doesn’t know that, kristina. If I had gotten a good look, jordan would have made me sit down with a sketch artist and post the likeness on social media and on the news outlets and every lamppost and telephone pole in port charles. But there’s no posted likeness, so the attacker knows that I’m not a threat. You can’t read the lunatic’s mind. Neither can your father and I, which is why we talked about it. We agree. We think it would be best if you would just come stay with one of us just for a little bit.
[ Scoffs, laughs ] Hard pass. Yeah. It won’t matter if you take a little break here. Not quitting my job, folks. No one said anything about quitting. Pcu is back in session, and phyllis is slammed with students at night. I’m not going to leave her hanging. Phyllis will understand. O-of course she will. Just tell her you’re scared. She will understand. But I’m not scared. I have so much respect for your courage. I think it’s so admirable, honey, I really do — t-this has nothing to do about courage. This is an objective evaluation of the situation. For god’s sake, do you really want to risk your life for minimum wage slinging beer in a dead-end job?! Victor, you are such a flirt.
[ Chuckles ] Guilty as charged. But I was merely referring to your wayward companion — marvin, isn’t it? Martin.Martin. Any word on a return date? Ah. No, no, not quite yet. Oh, criminal to allow such a very beautiful woman to go unchaperoned.
[ Laughs, pretends to cough ] I’m sorry. Are you feeling alright? Sorry. Sorry. I’m just trying to wrap my head around the idea of lucy and a chaperone. Hey, wait a minute. No, don’t engage. Don’t engage. It’s not worth it.
[ Sighs ] Yeah — is there someone we can talk more privately? Oh, I would absolutely love that, but [Stammers] We’re in a-a huge, very important business meeting. We are? Yes, we are. Remember? We’re discussing the marketing of the cunning concealer. Oh, we had that meeting yesterday. Oh, yes, you’re right. But then we’re talking about the testing of the bluffing blush. Right. They, uh, passed with flying colors. Oh.
[ Chuckles lightly ] Lunch? Hmm. On me.
[ Laughs ] Enjoy. Should be fun.
[ Sighs ] I thought she’d never leave.
[ Sighs ] Now, at last, I have you all to myself. I’ve kept you waiting. I’m sorry. That’s okay. I figured you were with your father. Anything relevant to charlotte? No. He keeps putting me off. He’s more concerned with kristina right now. She witnessed brando corbin’s attack.
[ Sighs ] I know. Horrible. I heard. So victor’s playing family man? Oh, he’s — he’s very devoted to family, as the cassadines define the term. We eat our young. Not you.
[ Buoy bell ringing, waves crashing ] We’re going to bring charlotte home. Thank you. When you say it, I almost want to believe it’s true. The moment I decided to have a child… from the moment she was born, she was in danger.
[ Sighs ] Just because she was my daughter… …there were forces, people, enemies who would be tempted to use her as leverage against me. I had to be careful. I just wasn’t careful enough. My own father, victor cassadine — turns out he was more lethal than anyone.
[ Sighs ] She doesn’t even know to be scared of him. I’m so frightened. Good. Good? Yeah. To be brave, sometimes we need to be frightened. And right now, we need to be brave. Why? Anna, what’s happened?
So, I engaged one of robert’s contacts to surveil the so-called school where victor is — is — is holding charlotte. Okay. Less than 24 hours after taking the assignment, the operative wanted out. Apparently, victor’s name, it — it produces a kind of chilling effect. So if robert’s people are gonna back out, then you and i may be on our own. We have lucy. Don’t you think that now’s the time for us to maybe reconsider her involvement? Why? Well, it was one thing when I thought maybe she could get us in the door, but if robert’s people are not going to take the job because they’re afraid of victor, I can’t in good conscience put a civilian’s life at risk. Then we may have to cut her loose. Before she gets in deeper. Yeah. You know, I have worn myself out trying to reach you over the last two days. Oh, is — is that so? Yes, I’ve left you messages. I’ve sent telegrams — both the written and the singing variety.
[ Laughs ]
[ Chuckles ] Oh, well, dear me, you know, I-I didn’t get any of that. I am simply gonna have to just fire my assistant. Oh, please. Let’s do that together. It’ll be a bonding experience. Oh, no. You know, I have a feeling that might be a bit of a violation of hr rules. Oh, well, then we’ll just have to rewrite the rules over our long-awaited lunch. You know, about that… uh-oh, I’m sensing bad news. Well, it’s just that sasha gilmore, um, her husband died. He was murdered.
[ Sighs ] So, you know, I-I think I would just feel very uncomfortable about having lunch with you. I mean, it would be very, very tempting, but under the circumstances, it’s not a great idea. I hope you understand. I understand nothing of the sort. That escalated quickly. Well, technically, moving a conversation from a threat to your life to your career would qualify as a de-escalation. We are not here to discuss kristina’s career. We’re here to discuss her safety — you know that, right? A subject that happens to provide mom with a segue into my life choices. Well, maybe if you had made different choices and taken a different life path, we wouldn’t be — okay, a-a path more reputable? One that’s less “dead-end-y”?
[ Sighs ]
[Stammering] I-I — limited. I meant limited.
[ Sighs ] This is a great job in the short term. Yeah, but it’s not law school. No one said anything about law school, kristina. Oh, well, here’s her chance. Go ahead, mom. Do I embarrass you? What? Well — no! Of — of course not. You just think that I should quit my job here and do something, you know, uh, more productive. Go ahead, mom. Say it. You’ll feel better. Kristina, that’s enough.
[ Stammers ] Here’s what I meant. I just — I just want you to live to your full potential. And working here at charlie’s, I’m doing anything but. If you want to know who the anonymous source is, why don’t you give alexis davis a call? So I can get a “freedom of the press” and “we protect our sources” speech from alexis? Why waste my time? And you think one of the doctors here leaked the story? Prior to that article, it wasn’t public knowledge that both brando and ava had been stabbed with a hook. I’m here to lay down the law with your co-chiefs of staff about disclosing important details. Huh. But, really, you must have bigger priorities than tracking down the source in some leak to a newspaper. Believe it or not, dr. Finn, I can juggle several priorities at once. I see. So h-h-how much damage could acknowledging that port charles might have a serial killer actually do to the investigation? We won’t know until the damage is done. Remember when the invader leaked franco’s brain tumor and alexis tried to kill him, but almost killed dante instead? I wanted to keep the perp guessing. Now this person has an edge — an edge they can exploit. Dr. Robinson, this is for you. Oh. Hey. Is it — is that — it’s the test results we ordered last night. This is brando’s cause of death. I hope you don’t mind if I stay. I’m considering renting the club for a private party. I’d love to get a sense of the acoustics and how the music plays. Yeah. That’s up to chase. Uh…
[ Stammers ] Whatever. I gotta get used to an audience at some point. Thanks. Excuse me. You hate me. What? Where’d you get that? It’s just, you’re distracted thinking about sasha, and here I am, dragging you to an audition you don’t even want. Look. Is now the perfect time to sing? No. But do I hate you? Absolutely not. Are you sure? I know there’s something that you wish you could do for sasha right now. Well, I can’t deny that. Okay. So then — then — then let’s go. We’ll forget the audition. W-we’ll go see sasha, and we’ll both feel so much better. Hey, hey. Look. Sasha’s got brando’s mom and nina hovering over her. Me foisting myself on her right now — that might be more for me trying to feel useful than of being of real use to her. Well, won’t know until you try. Later. Right now, I want to do something useful for you. For us.
Now is absolutely the right time for our lunch. Oh, well, you know, I — I don’t know if I’d be very good company. I’m so distracted, worrying about sasha. Well, fortunately, I am the master of distraction.
[ Chuckles ] I will keep your mind off these gruesome events and focused on our shared interests.
[ Chuckles ] Uh, business, yours and mine, and, uh, ways of increasing your profit potential. Well, I’m always looking for a good corporate partner.
[ Breathes deeply ] Well, I think I can do a little better than that. You give me your undivided attention, and I may surprise you with a more than satisfactory cassadine infusion… of capital, of course.
Feels like the sky is falling
shattered like a vase
I’m starting to think I’m falling into place
feels like the sky is crashing
crashing over me
I’m starting to think I’m falling into place
I’m falling into place
[ Applause ] So what do you think?
[ Sighs ] I think… there’s a savoy debut in chase’s future.
[ Laughs ] Really? Of course there is. You’ve got the voice and so much more. Kid’s got talent. And you have taste. And this private party you were talking about — place is yours for 50… thousand. Do you accept checks? Sorry. Cash is king. Anna: Hey, maxie. Hi. Hi. Uh, we’re looking for lucy. She’s not in her office.
[ Laughs ] You just missed her. Do you know where she went? Nope. They didn’t say. They? Oh, lucy and victor. They left together. Your mom and I only want what’s good for you. Does what’s good for me include my happiness? Of course it does. Does that go for you, too? What kind of thing is that to say? Okay, then the subject is closed. I don’t intend on working at charlie’s until I die, but working here right now makes me happy. And I don’t intend on dying anytime soon, by crook or by hook. She’s all you. Jordan: What do the test results say? Can we make a call on brando’s cause of death? The stab wound didn’t kill brando. The weapon was laced with a toxin — a poison.
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