General Hospital Transcript
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i I hope that you and rory are having fun. You’re for sure having more fun than me. Cam’s working, and I’m gonna try and write a paper at kelly’s, so please call or text me back when you see this. Bye. Make sure your brothers start their homework right after school before doing any art or baking projects. Got it. And have I told you how much I appreciate you offering to stay with them, especially on such short notice? Mom, it’s no problem at all. Oh, and I’m sorry in advance if they give you a hard time. Hard time? What? They think they’re too cool to have their older brother looking after them? Too cool, too old, too responsible — you name it. But I’m gonna feel better knowing you’re with them. Oh, which reminds me, um, kevin and scott are on call in case you need them — finn, too, obviously — and I am sending you the contact info where terry and i will be staying. Okay, got it.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Send.
[ Sighs ] Uh… okay. Mom, you’re going to monterey? Y-you can’t go there. Hey. You excited about the big trip? I am. Tell you what, a spa’s sounding pretty good right now. Not a bad location for a medical conference, right? No. It was really nice of you to bring elizabeth along as your plus one. Yeah, I am looking forward to getting time with her and, of course, learning so much from our colleagues. Hey, terry. You don’t have to pretend with me. I know the real reason why you and elizabeth are going away. Lowell: Thank you, dr. Westbourne. I’ll go retrieve your safe deposit box. Oh, it’s — it’s not mine. It belonged to my late brother. He left it to me. Ah. It’d be under peter august. Or henrik faison. Yeah, h-he was — he was into names. Good to know. I’ll take a look. “He was into names.” I don’t know, it just came out. How are you doing?
[ Sighs ] Oh, you know, I’m, uh — let’s see. I’m filled with dread, anxiety, and, yeah, more dread. Yeah, well, maybe it won’t be so bad. I mean, I didn’t know what to expect about this place, but it seems legit so far. Yeah, well, things were never what they seemed with peter. He was nothing, if not surprising.
[ Door opens ] Hi. Ava: Hey. It’s a little early, don’t you think? And do not say it’s five o’clock somewhere.
[ Chuckles ] I would never say that. It’s true, though. So, I made myself a double, but I am feeling generous. Care to join me? Uh, maybe. All right. What’s the occasion? Are we toasting a celebration or drowning our sorrows? I’ll give you one guess. Keep me apprised of the anna devane situation, all right? I want to be updated on any developments. Meantime, I’ll be focusing my attention on family.
What if, after all this, the — the box actually turns out to be empty? Then it will be an hour of my life I’ll never get back. But then you’d be free. Never have to think about peter again. That’d be nice. But let’s be real. That box probably has jimmy hoffa’s head in it.
[ Chuckles ] Or the location of amelia earhart’s plane. Mm. Or a bar of stolen gold from fort knox. Whatever it is [Sighs] The odds are high or very high that it will complicate my life. Not necessarily for the worse. Isn’t that the definition of a complication? Well [Sighs] I mean, a complication is an obstacle. You don’t strike me as the type of person to run away from a challenge. Not my mo, no. Must be a part of you that thinks that whatever’s in there is worth it, or we wouldn’t be here. I only came because you said it was urgent. I don’t have much time. Well, I cannot imagine what could be more pressing than family. Well, it’s on par. All right, then I’ll get straight to the point. I ran into your wife yesterday. Oh, I’m aware. Yeah, ava came storming to wyndemere demanding to know why you implied that I wanted a divorce. You had no right to go behind my back. I didn’t think I was speaking out of turn. After all, you did assure me your divorce was being handled. If you’re gonna force me to end my marriage to the woman that I love, you can at least let me do it on my timetable. Ah, you seem to be under the misapprehension that you have some semblance of control here. My dear nephew… nothing could be further from the truth. Hmm. Mmm. Oof! Mm-hmm. This is nice. Yeah. Isn’t this nice? It’s pretty nice. Boy, it’s been quite a day, and it’s not even over yet. What happened? What happened? Well, olivia let me have it this morning — again. I know it is painfully clear that she is never going to accept me as her partner. Nina, who cares? You and sonny are going strong. You’re kicking ass at the metro court. Life is good. Yeah. And then sonny and i had to meet martin grey and sasha this morning. And, you know, the courts were about to appoint her a stranger for her guardian. Fortunately, gladys stepped in. Is that — is that fortunate, or…?
[ Chuckles ] Well, it’s the best possible outcome right now. And, yes, gladys is not an easy person. But you know what? She genuinely cares for sasha, and she was brando’s mother. And sasha was very, very happy that it was gladys and not some court-appointed stranger. And that’s all that matters, right? Mm-hmm. Whoa, tiger. Ahh, yeah. How about another one? Although, we’re out of vermou– ah-ah. Ava. Hm? How long is this roommate situation gonna last? Don’t be mad at elizabeth. What? W-why would I be mad? Daddy! Hi, sweetheart. How are you? Ohh. It’s so good to see you. Are you ready to go buy my halloween costume? Welcome to my life for the past hour. Hello, dr. Randolph. Hi, professor chase. Well, are you ready? Well, you know you are — you are really, really early. I tried my best. I was too excited to wait. Okay, uh, I’ll tell you what. I just, um — I — I just need to have — finish a quick conversation with dr. Randolph, and then I’m gonna meet you and grandpa in my office. Is that okay? Can I watch the video of uncle chase singing again? Yeah, on my phone? You got it. Here, let me give that to you.
[ Chuckles ] All right? Knock yourself out, all right? Come on. Thank you. Yeah, no, look, I, uh — I’m not mad, you know? You, uh — you — you realized that elizabeth could use a few days away, and you found a way to make that happen for her. And I’m — I’m grateful. I have a funny feeling if I would have suggested the same thing, it wouldn’t have gone over as well. I-I doubt that. Mm. But yes, hopefully this will be good for elizabeth. Give her a chance to think and, with any luck, get her some of those answers she’s looking for. Cameron: Mom. Monterey is where grandpa jeff and grandma carolyn live. Aren’t you worried about running into them? Uh, the thought did c-cross my mind. Um, but it’s a big place. There’s — there’s no chance. You don’t have to worry about me. Okay, what else? What am I forgetting? Oh, I went grocery shopping yesterday.
[ Sighs ] There’s lots of food in the house. Um, but if you guys want to order pizza, go for it. And I know you’re gonna roll your eyes at me… but while I don’t mind josslyn coming over, I don’t want her spending the night. Oh, that’s definitely not happening anyway. Oh. Are things not going well between the two of you? Hi, joss. Hello. So, this is how it’s gonna be? Do you still work for sonny? I do. Then, yes, this is how it’s gonna be. Okay, look, we have differing opinions on sonny.
[ Chuckles ] The man who had you hung from a meat hook. I haven’t forgotten. Really? So you’re just choosing to ignore it or, worse, make excuses for it. Regardless of what you might think of me, I will always be grateful to you for saving my life. Hmm. You mean the life you don’t give a damn about. That’s not true. Prove it. Quit your job. I can’T. Why? You just — you love the mob so much? No, that’s not it, okay? I — then what is it? It’s complicated, okay? Okay. Then please enlighten me.
Everything’s fine between me and joss. Then what did you mean by — nothing. I — I don’t want to talk about it. Okay. All right, I respect your privacy. But if you want to talk, I’m here. Things have just been difficult since joss and i got…videotaped. We’ve just been struggling to find our footing. Because of esme. God, I hate what that girl did to you. Yeah, at least she’s gone now. She should be in prison.
[ Sighs ] Cameron, I’m really sorry. For what? For not making things easier on you during that time. I was dealing with my own issues and I — mom, don’t, okay? I’m so happy that you’re feeling better now. And I’m so happy you’re doing something for yourself. Thanks. I’m gonna miss you guys. We’ll miss you, too. Maybe when I get back, we can do something fun as a family. I thought aiden and jake were too cool for something like that. Yeah, probably, but I’m still the mom, so… fair enough.
[ Chuckles ] Um, I got to get to work. I love you. I love you, too. I’ll see you soon. Okay. Go ahead. Explain to me what I’m not getting. Dex: After what sonny just did to me, hanging me from a meat hook overnight, deciding he was my judge, jury, and executioner? Yeah. Sonny definitely has this coming. I need this job. Right, because there’s not one other thing you could do for a living besides running errands for a man who almost killed you. What did you expect sonny to do? Not that. He thought I’d stabbed avery’s mom, his lawyer, and killed his cousin. Of course he took action against me. Okay, but you know what he didn’t do? He didn’t put two bullets in my head and bury me in the woods. He didn’t kill me first and ask questions later. Am I happy about what happened? Obviously not. But sonny apologized, and I’m choosing to accept that. Because he is an honorable man. Oh, please. Sonny has never been an honorable man. Just look at what happened with jason. I just hope that whatever we find
[Sighs] Doesn’t change things between us. Why would it? Well [Chuckles] I know how, uh, jumpy you can be about your family, and I just hope that whatever it is, doesn’t mess up the peace that we’ve been able to find over the last couple days. Yeah, well, I can’t make any promises.
[ Chuckles ] What? You can’t even agree that we’ve found some peace. How’s this? Your support has been shockingly helpful throughout this whole thing. Better? I’ll take it. You kicking me out? Of course not. I’m actually surprised at how much I love having you here. You certainly have come a long way. But, ava, you know I loved giving you a place to stay while you recovered. But you’re better now. And even though I have plenty of space, this is feeling less and less like a temporary stay and more and more like a place for you to hide. Why are you avoiding problems with your husband? This outrage over the woman you love is laughable. Do you and ava even bother to keep score anymore? You go back and forth ad nauseam between breaking up and some over-the-top declaration of your devotion to each other. And that’s only in the short time I’ve been here. Why do you care? Because it’s becoming tedious to those around you. Oh, I’m so sorry that my marital woes have been so rough on you. A marriage that will soon be over. You and i had an understanding. Yes, well, things have changed since then. How so? You’ll learn in time. I will not allow you to put the rest of this family at risk over your obsession with ava. I have gone to great lengths to ensure the future of the cassadines. So have I. Face it, uncle victor. You need me. Do I? The cassadine legacy is in my hands.
Jason morgan, sonny’s former enforcer, his right-hand man? And now he’s dead. And that’s what’s gonna happen to you if you stay in this position. From what I understand, jason morgan didn’t die doing anything for sonny. You’re right. Jason died in greece trying to help a friend. But jason worked for sonny from the time he was younger than you. Over the years, jason was shot more times than I could count. He was arrested more times than I could count, sent to prison. He never had anything of his own. Whenever he tried to do something for himself, it failed because his loyalties were always with sonny. Maybe that’s how he wanted it. Of course that’s how he wanted it. Jason never did anything he didn’t want to do. What kills me was that his justification was always how great of a man sonny was. This noble guy who loved his family and who would always take care of my mom. Your mom? She and jason were best friends. Beyond. And sonny knew that. He would literally do anything for her. And guess what? What? It wasn’t even two months that jason had been gone before sonny betrayed my mother, our family, and everything that he was supposed to stand for. Really think about that. Sonny was able to betray a man who devoted his entire life to him, who would have — and did — take a bullet for him. Sonny considered him a brother. How long before sonny betrays you? Terry: There she is. Ready? I think so. I really appreciate you doing this with me. You know I’d do anything for you. I don’t know. Accompanying me to find answers to long-buried secrets? It kind of goes above and beyond. There is one thing… I know. It’s too much of me to ask of you. No, it’s not. But I’d be a bad friend if I didn’t tell you that I think you’re making a mistake. Hey, sorry about that. Hi, sweetheart. Oh, not a problem. No, halloween costume shopping can wait while you save lives. Right. Isn’t that right, violet?
[ Laughs ] Thanks for looking after her this afternoon. Oh, are you kidding? After all the time I’ve missed out on, I value every moment with my granddaughter. Eh, you might change your mind after this afternoon. Nah, a little shopping doesn’t scare me.
[ Laughs ] Everything okay with, uh, dr. Randolph? Yeah, yeah, as a matter of fact, um, she’s taking elizabeth to a medical conference in monterey. Um, it’s a spa, so that should be nice. After everything elizabeth’s been through, she could use a little relaxation. Daddy? Yeah? Who’s this? What the hell are you talking about? I can’t tell you yet.
[ Gasps ] You don’t like being left out of the loop on mysterious plans. Imagine that. You have to earn the necessary trust. Yeah, and why should I fill you in when you haven’t given me a single clue as to what you’ve been up to since you’ve been back? I see. You want a simple exchange. Information for information. Is that too much to ask? As a matter of fact, yes. Ava: You know very well how complicated my relationship with nikolas is. You know, I’m not even sure that I — I want him to be my husband anymore. Then you must be planning his demise.
[ Chuckles ] All options are on the table. You’re ava jerome. There are only two options. You’re either ripping his clothes off or you’re ripping his heart out.
[ Chuckles ] I know. And I can’t decide.
[ Sighs ] I’ve never been in this situation before. What situation? Hey, listen, you’re not gonna get any judgment from me. No, I know. That’s not what I’m worried about. Then what’s the problem? Britt, I should explain something to you. Here you are, dr. Westbourne.
[ Sighs ] Your key, please.
[ Sighs ] You okay? Um, yeah, it’s just… seeing it. Now it’s real. There’s no law that says you have to open it. But I do. I’ll give you some privacy. Well, here goes nothing.
You know, when we first met, I definitely judged the type of person I thought you were. But then… you kept surprising me and doing the right thing when I least expected it. Now I’ve disappointed you. Is that it? I’d be lying if I said no. I’m sorry about that. Me too. Not for me, but for you. You know, my mom and jason are incredible people who gave everything they had to sonny, trusting that he would do right by them. Instead, he screwed them both over. And I don’t want you to be one of those people. What’s, uh — what’s going on here? Cam. Everything all right? Oh, sorry, it’s my fault. I said something about her stepfather that upset her. Won’t happen again. Is that, uh — is that really what happened? Yeah. Yes, and it’s fine. Are you sure? ‘Cause that — that didn’t seem fine. I mean, do you want me to talk to him or — or to sonny? No. No, cam. Uh, the truth is… I know dex a little better than I’ve been letting on. Actually, I rescued him from sonny. Rescued him how? Well, sonny decided to go after whoever killed brando, and he ended up thinking that was dex. Uh, obviously, now we know that that’s not the case. So basically, I — I intervened before anything really bad could happen. Oh, wow. Dex was lucky that you were there. Yeah, for all the good it did. You seem to be more upset about dex than sonny. I mean, what is it about this guy that gets you so worked up? Nina: Of course, ava, you don’t have to tell me anything you don’t want to, but I can see that you’re struggling, and I would love to help you if I can. There’s a significant part of me that would like to just cut nikolas out of my life, you know, be done with it. Then why don’t you? Why haven’t you? Things have happened that… …have made me reconsider. Well, that’s not vague at all.
[ Laughs ] Hm. In his desperation to prove himself, nikolas made a gesture to show me that I could trust him. Well, it must’ve been a pretty grand gesture to have you so conflicted. It was inspired, I’ll give him that. Essentially, nikolas gave me control over his life. Okay, now I’m officially intrigued. He wrote out a confession. A confession? To what, a crime? What did nikolas do? That’s just it. He didn’t do anything. I did. You know, you and my son are very much alike. Yeah, me and valentin. You both profess a desire to be kept in the loop, yet your actions exclude you from that very privilege. You’re both more focused on your own selfish desires than the greater good. And how is controlling my life serving the greater good? Because ava has clouded your judgment. You’ve handed her the means to your own destruction. Because I love her! Damn it! Apparently more than you love your own son! I need to know why I’m having these fragmented memories of reiko.
[ Sighs ] My parents kept records of — of the time that we spent on the mariana islands. There’s got to be photographs, diaries, just something to give me a clue as to what actually happened. And there’s no chance you can just come out and ask them? No. No chance. I need to be in their house alone, searching. You don’t have to do it alone. Finn spent time in the mariana islands with reiko. It could be useful to have him with you. Not until I know what I’m dealing with. It’s your relationship. And I’m here to do whatever you want. But I was just talking to finn, and — does he suspect anything? No, no. It’s just so clear he’s all in with you.
[ Sighs ] And he’s such a good guy. I know. I know. That’s why I can’t tell him. I’m afraid if I say something before I have all the information, it’s just gonna ruin things between us. Or it could bring you closer. I’ve never seen this lady before. Can I see that, sweetheart? Um… this is, uh, reiko. Her name was reiko. And many, many years ago, we were married. Did you get divorced? Not exactly. It’s actually, uh, kind of a sad story why we’re not still together. I want to hear it. Mm. Um… reiko passed away. How? How? Sh– she got very sick. And you couldn’t save her that time? No, I — I tried, but I couldn’t save her. You know, honey, sometimes people get so sick that no matter what the doctors do, they just can’t get well again. I’m sorry, daddy. I’m sorry, too, sweetheart. Oh, it’s heavy. What is it? Holy… I was kidding when I said it might be diamonds and rubies. Maybe you knew peter better than you thought. Have you ever seen anything like this? Oh, my god. Do you think it’s real? I know how to find out. Hand it over.
Do you, uh, have, like, a compact? Why? Do you need to fix your makeup? Ha-ha. Uh, trust me. I know what I’m doing.
[ Sighs ] Thank you. Uh — [ Sighs ]
[ Exhales sharply ] You just ruined my mirror.
[ Laughs ] Diamonds scratch glass. It’s real, and I’m fairly certain you can now afford to buy every mirror on the planet. Where do you think it came from? I don’t know. But it looks like millions of dollars’ worth of jewels. I watch a lot of “antiques roadshow.” Where the hell did peter get a necklace like that? He never said anything about it to you? I would remember. Maybe he told maxie. No way could she keep that to herself. How the hell did peter get his hands on this? Uh, cody, what are you doing? It just feels like the world has been upside down lately. I mean, trina gets arrested, brando gets killed, diane attacked. And what, people like esme and sonny get a free pass? Does not seem fair. I want so badly to believe in justice and doing the right thing. But it’s like the rest of the world isn’t on board. For what it’s worth, I am — on board, I mean. It’s worth a lot. Just so you know, joss, your moral compass is one of the top 10 reasons why I love you. Only 10, huh? Well, I said top 10. Oh. If I listed all the reasons why I love you, I don’t think numbers could go that high. Mm. Speaking of doing the right thing… uh-oh. I, uh — I knew about you rescuing dex. You did? Yeah. How? Michael told me. Oh. And I’m just — I’m — I’m wondering why you didn’T. Well [Scoffs] I mean, I-I — I didn’t want you involved in any of sonny’s shady dealings. I-I get that, but… but? …Sonny aside, I mean, you have to agree. Recently, you and i have not been on the same page. Or maybe I’m totally off-base. No. You’re spot on. Hey, finn, can I talk — hi. Everything okay? I made daddy sad. No, you didn’T. You could never make me sad, just the opposite. Gregory: We’ll meet you at the car. Okay. Let’s go, pumpkin. All right. Get it? Pumpkin? We’re going halloween shopping? Good one, grandpa. Have a good trip. Thanks. What happened? Oh, uh… violet found an old picture of reiko in my phone, and she wanted to know who she was and what happened. And I guess just… trying to explain it to her brought all that back. And it made you sad. It was a sad time in my life. It was, uh… reiko died in a very tragic way. Finn, you did everything you could to save her. And out of that really hard time, you made an amazing discovery that’s helped a lot of people. It’s been a long time. I just, uh — I don’t think I was prepared for having to explain that to violet. Hey, um, I forgot. Y-you said you wanted to tell me something. Uh, yeah, I [Sighs] I just wanted to ask if you could check on the boys for me while I’m gone. Cameron’s in charge, but it would make me feel better knowing that you had eyes on them, as well. Absolutely. Hey, don’t worry about anything except enjoying your trip, okay? I’ll try. Wait, does this have anything to do with when you told me that you and nikolas needed each other? I am dying to know what nikolas confessed to, but I am guessing that we’re all better off if I don’T. That’s a wise choice. But obviously, it’s really serious. If it ever got out, that’d be it for nikolas. Sounds like it’d be it for you, too. Mm-hmm. That’s why he thought that protecting me would be enough to restore my faith in him. Well, he’s just not protecting you. He gave you the means to ruin him. And just like that, without a second thought. But you didn’t take him back. He had sex with esme. Ohh. How does one make up for that? Then why don’t you deploy his confession and make him pay? Because regardless of what he did… …nikolas would clearly lay down his life for me. And, no, I’m — I’m not — I’m not ready to forgive him, but I’m not ready to give up on him yet either.
[ Sighs ]
[ Cellphone rings ] Just — [ Groans ] Uh, hold on. Just hold it.
[ Clattering ] Oh. Oh! Listen, ava, I’m heari ngeverything you’re saying. I just have to take this. When we get back to this conversation, we are gonna figure out this together, okay? I promise. Yeah, nina.
[ Sighs ] Victor: You’ve allowed ava to destroy your relationship with your son. Spencer was angry with me long before ava was in the mix. Yes, of course spencer was hurt. He was angry at you for feigning your own death. But it’s the ava component that’s really alienated him. You’ve essentially orphaned your own son, nikolas. That’s not true. Oh, really? So how did your last visit with him go at pentonville, hm? Oh, that’s right, of course. You’ve never visited him in prison, have you? Not once. ‘Cause you’ve been too busy fawning over ava. How can I respect that? Spencer is your son, a cassadine heir, but you’re consumed with that woman. Oh, don’t get me wrong. Ava is a-a delightful human being. But you seem to be confused about what really matters here — family, the kind you have blood ties with — and what clearly does not. But I can help you. With what? Building bridges with your son. I have influence with spencer. And I can use that to your advantage if you get rid of ava. Or I can use it to push you two apart. Classic. Using my son and my relationship as a bargaining chip. Trust me. It doesn’t end there.
[ Knock on door ] Train’s leaving.
[ Sighs ] You better get going. I’ll miss you. I’m gonna miss you. You have a good time, okay? So, we have been a little out of sync. More than a little, sometimes. Well, cam, it’s no wonder. Ever since the sex tape got posted, we’ve — we’ve hardly had a chance to come up for air. I know. It’s a miracle we’re still together. Anybody else would have cracked, but you’re my best friend. And you are mine, but I miss my girlfriend, joss. She misses you, too. So what are we gonna do about it?
[ Laughs ] We’re gonna plan something, okay? Just you and me as a couple. Sounds good? I’m in.
I can find a few things to blame it on
I looked right through you
and you could only watch me fall cody: I’m sorry about the whole freezing up thing. I’ve just never held anything so expensive before. What’s with the picture?
[ Sighs ] Well, peter probably stole this. It could be evidence of a crime. I mean, that’s a big assumption. Most likely an accurate one. You don’t want to get the necklace appraised? Well, thanks to you, I don’t have to. Mr. Lowell? Besides, it’ll be safer here until I figure out what to do with it.
[ Sighs ] Thank you. Of course. We’re here seven days a week for any future needs. Are you coming? Yeah, I’m just — I — are you sure you don’t want to take it with you? I mean, what if you lose the key or something? I’ll put it somewhere safe. What? My mother taught me.
What is this?
You might say…
it’s my life. And as you can see… it is now in your hands. I’m done with this conversation. I’ll decide when we’re done. What else could you possibly have to say to me? I’ve been keeping this close. I thought it might be useful in case I needed some added incentive for you to do right by your family. You’ll do exactly what I say and divorce ava. Or one way or the other, nikolas, I’ll take you out.
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