General Hospital Updates
Update written by Shane
In Carly’s hotel in Jacksonville, Peyton tells Carly that the parkway won’t be re-routed, and that Carly has failed. Carly tries to leave, but Peyton grabs her by the arm and tells her that they are not done, not by a long shot. Carly assumes she wants to remind her that she’s a loser and trash. Carly tells Peyton that she used to admire her, she used to want to be liked by her and to fit into her narrow little world but that Peyton no longer determined Carly’s worth. Peyton agrees and explains that she came to apologize to her. Peyton says she was moved by Carly’s speech at the guild meeting, and the genuine love that she obviously felt for Virginia. She has to wonder if Reece were still alive would her daughter feel that way about her? Peyton swears that she never knew Virginia was buried in that cemetery until Carly arrived. Peyton admits Carly was only a child back then, and she should have been protected her from Robert and not punished her for his actions. Peyton hopes Carly might forgive her one day.
Peyton regrets not doing better by both Reece and Carly. Carly agrees that Peyton should have defended both Carly and Reece because they were children. She also notes that they can’t change the past, but they can learn from it and move forward. Peyton admits she changed her vote and tried to make Carly’s case to the other members, but the cost of stopping the project was just too high. Peyton says she wishes nothing but good things for her. Peyton goes to leave, but Carly stops her. She says her husband did her wrong and she deserved better, just like Reece did. Peyton takes Carly’s hands, nods, and walks out leaving Carly shocked.
Up in Carly’s room, Drew is surprised when Bobbie appears. Bobbie explains she had to come and support Carly after that awful news article, and she’s worried Carly is just putting up a brave front for her sake. Bobbie asks why Drew dropped everything to rush down to Jacksonville to help Carly, and if it was out of guilt over the failed Aurora merger and the huge toll it exacted on Carly’s finances. He insists he came because Carly means a lot to him. Bobbie says she is glad he is in Carly’s life. Later after Bobbie goes to her room, Drew gets a call that the beautification guild has voted to allow the parkway to go forward, which will force the relocation of all the remaining graves in the cemetery.
Drew heads down to find Carly in the restaurant, and he already knows how the vote went. He comforts Carly. Carly informs him that she learned about it from Peyton and that she apologized. Carly cries that Virginia was so good to her and she didn’t appreciate her, and once again she’s failed her. Drew suggests they grab some beers and head to the beach to figure out what’s next. But, Drew’s idea gives Carly an idea. She tells Drew that maybe they haven’t lost yet.
Mac and Felicia meet with Scott at the Metro Court to talk about Dominique and Cody. Mac tells Scott there is a possibility that Cody might be his son. Felicia explains they think Dominique gave birth to Cody while at Shady Brook, and the staff may have kept her drugged, so she never knew about the baby. They ask Scott if he recalls if Dominique said anything about her time at Shady Brook.
Scott reveals Dominique never said anything to him about knowing she had a son. He says that he had never heard of Cody Bell before Cody showed up in Port Charles. Scott also knows that Dominique would never have given up on a child of hers. However, he calls Cody bad news and warns Mac to have nothing to do with him. Scott says the guy’s got issues. Felicia understands why because his life has been upended. Mac refuses to rush to judgment because they don’t know Cody, and he deserves a chance.
At Kelly’s, Britt tells Cody that she’s come to give him one last chance to explain why he’s ghosted her. He apologizes for being checked out and explains he’s had stuff come up, which after saying it out loud he admits sounds pretty lame. Cody tells Britt that he has learned some potentially huge news, but she doesn’t like talking about fathers, so he didn’t tell her about it. She asks if he is really comparing Mac to Faison. He wonders who told her about Mac. She admits it was Maxie, and she understands why he ghosted her as this is the second time he found out he isn’t who he thought he was. He admits talking about his feelings doesn’t come easy to him, especially with someone as intimidating as her.
She inquires why he hasn’t gotten the DNA test. Cody notes everyone expects him to be excited about this, and that Mac is a great guy and far better than Leopold. However not everyone is as good as Mac, and Cody says he is not like Mac in that regarded, he has a past. Britt reminds him that she has one too. Britt suspects he is afraid Mac won’t accept him. Cody admits he doesn’t want to set himself up for rejection. Cody asks Britt if there was something that could blow her life up, wouldn’t she feel it was better not to know?
Britt knows how he feels and has lived in Faison’s shadow and with his terrible legacy, and he left her something that has the power to disrupt her life. She doesn’t go into details but says she had to either live in the dark or face her fears and deal with them. She feels that not knowing is worse, so she understands his fears. However, what he chooses to do with the DNA results is up to him, and she doesn’t think he can live with the not knowing.
Cody calls Mac and tells him he agrees to the DNA test. Mac tells him that he’ll set it up. After the call, Britt is surprised he took her advice because people usually don’t. She realizes she should take her own advice and finally deal with the box of effects that Peter left her. Cody says that since Britt helped him with his problem that it seems only fitting that he should help with hers. He offers to help her deal with the box that Peter left her and Britt accepts.
Back at the Metro Court, Mac reveals to Felicia and Scott that the DNA test is on.
At Anna’s, Lucy tells Anna the only way she will be able to bring down Victor, is with her help. Lucy gloats she’s so close to getting the goods on Victor’s. Anna reminds her that she only brought her in to help Valentin, and she should have ended it then and there. Lucy asks Anna to just trust her. Anna states this has gone too far, and that it is Anna’s responsibility to keep every civilian asset in her operation safe. Lucy points out that if she starts ghosting Victor then he’ll begin asking questions. Anna tells Lucy to let her deal with that and tells Lucy she’s out. Lucy informs Anna that she doesn’t control her and walks out. Anna screams at Lucy and says that they will see about that.
In his suite at the Metro Court, Victor hears Lucy’s maniacal tirade over the listening device implanted in the necklace, implicating not only Anna in her schemes but Robert as well. Victor then ponders how best to retaliate. He also wonders who other than Lucy and Robert is working with Anna. Just then, Valentin appears at the door.
Valentin assails his father for keeping him away from Charlotte even though he has done everything he’s asked, He’s lied to those he cares about the most about Charlotte for months, and the lie is getting harder to keep up. Valentin suggests his father rethink his plans because he is about at the end of his rope.
Victor admits Valentin is right and that he should be rewarded for his good work. Victor says he will arrange for him to visit Charlotte. However, there is one condition, he must leave immediately, on Victor’s plane, and he must go alone. Victor will not allow Valentin to fly coach or give him time to organize a rescue mission. Victor tells Valentin that this is the only way he will be allowed to see Charlotte. After Valentin departs, Victor makes a call and says it’s time for a repeat performance of the cable car tragedy. There is a knock at the door, and it’s Lucy. Victor says, “Well, well, if it isn’t the star of the show.”