General Hospital Transcript
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[ Shower running ]
[ Water turns off ]
[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Wanted to let you sleep in. Why would I want to sleep in when I could spend my morning with you? Sure, if the inmate needs treatment, send her our way. Just make sure there’s a guard and an orderly with her at all times. Okay. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne. What can I do for you? It’s kind of private. Follow me. What’s on your mind? I haven’t heard from willow in several days, and I’m really starting to get concerned. My one and only cup of coffee for the day. I love how, um, conscientious you’re being with this pregnancy. I can’t believe it’s already time for your second trimester checkup. I know. I almost [Sighs] Felt like we wouldn’t get here. Well, here’s hoping we get some wonderful news today. There’s a lot I hope to share with you today. Ned: Michael. Ah, you saved me a phone call. About? Valentin has been missing in action for several days. So elq is still without its ceo. Was this something you orchestrated? Or is this on drew?
[ Exhales deeply ] We’re back. We are. It’s been a crazy few weeks. Thank you for helping me with everything. Thank you for letting me help. I’m sorry. I just got to kiss you again.
[ Giggles ] So, now that we’re back in port charles, are you ready to hear some “I told you so’s,” from our friends? Oh, from all the people who said they saw sparks between us? Yeah. No, I want to hold off on telling anyone. Oh. I kinda like having you all to myself. Are you sure that jake and aiden don’t know I spent the night? Well, they were asleep when you got here. Mm-hmm. And they left very early for some pre-school activities. So I think we’re good. Okay. And you are perfect. Look, joss, I know this last year was really rough for us, but I’m really glad that we’re finding our footing again. Unless it was too fast? No. No, not at all. I’m sorry. Um…I just remember that it’s oscar’s birthday, and my mind slipped. I understand. Hi.
[ Exhales deeply ]
[ Gulls squawking ] Elizabeth: You hate me?
Well, you should.
Because I hate you.
And I hate my sister.
And I hate my parents.
I hate everybody, okay? Well, your mom and dad were shocked to hear from me and even more shocked to learn I was in town. Will they meet with you? Yes, at a coffee shop.
[ Sighs ] Elizabeth, is everything okay? Not really. We’re at my parents’ house. I haven’t been anywhere near them in decades. It’s alright if you want to turn around and go back. No. No. I need to find out the truth about what happened once and for all.
[ Sighs ] Why can’t it be the weekend? I wish we could just stay in bed together for the entire day and never leave this room. Well, that would be absolutely fine with me. But you’re the one that said we had to prep to meet with linc’s big female pop star.
[ Scoffs ] Although I’d be happy to push that. Yeah. Not on your life. However, there’s no reason we can’t prep for the meeting here. Where are you going? To get us some coffee and pastries so we don’t have to leave. Oh, um, don’t bother getting dressed.
[ Door closes ]
[ Sighs ] Look, valentin is a cassadine, and they tend to go missing under murky circumstances. So what exactly do you think that I did to him? Called immigration. Had him stopped at customs, just like your dad did to jax. I-I am nothing like my father. You and sonny are exactly alike. Both of you, that is enough. Olivia, where are you going? Get reinforcements. Come on, you two. It’s a big day for me and the baby. Can we focus on that? Look, if I don’t leave now, then, um, you and I…
[ Chuckles ] Hmm, okay, you should go.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Bye. Bye. Oh, you’re back. Hey! Who was at the door? Uh, drew. Oh. I didn’t realize the two of you were flying back this morning. Yeah, I mean, now that everything’s resolved with virginia, I can focus on my family here. You know, honey, I think it’s really beautiful what you did for virginia — scattering her ashes by the ocean. It felt right, you know? Hey, you coming all the way to jacksonville — it meant a lot. I know it couldn’t have been easy with that local station dredging up your past with aunt ruby. I know who I am. And I own my past, even the unsavory parts. I-I was actually more concerned about it being weaponized against you. But when I got to jacksonville, I realized that you already had all the support you needed with drew. I apologize for stopping by unannounced. I was just on my way to the hospital and thought I’d check in. Um, how’s aiden? How’s jake? They, uh — they already left. Ah. Had some stuff to do before school, so got out early. Yeah. My mom asked you to check on us, didn’t she? Maybe. You got any proof? Um, I — I’m gonna go. Um, I’ll see you on campus. Good to see you. I’ll see you, joss. See you. Uh, come in. Okay, thanks.
[ Sighs ] So joss, she just came by to drop off some books that I needed before class. Yeah, that’s your story and you’re sticking to it? Yep.
[ Chuckles ] Hey, cam, look, you’re, um — you’re a sophomore in college. I-I get the plot. Joss stayed the night here, didn’t she? Maybe. Got any proof?
[ Chuckles ] I think jeff and carolyn are gonna have as many questions for me as I do for them. But the coffee shop we agreed to is just around the corner, so we can’t count on traffic delay. I’ll stall as long as possible. Do you, for sure, know your parents’ alarm code?
[ Chuckles ] We’ll see, but they never changed it when I was growing up.
[ Sighs ] So if this works and you get the time you need, what are you looking for? I’m not sure. I think it’s one of those “I’ll know it when I see it” kind of things? Both of my parents kept meticulous diaries of their many years abroad. You know, the story of the doctor and the psychiatrist who saved the world. I’m just hoping that there’s something in there that will help me connect the dots. Like, how we all knew reiko — who turned out to be finn’s first wife — and how i could have forgotten. Let’s see — you’ve been raising three boys mostly by yourself, along with a full-time career as a nurse. It makes sense to me why you forgot the connection. All I know is I’m really close to getting an answer. I mean, we’re literally sitting in front of my parents’ house. There’s no way I can turn back now.
[ Sighs ] Olivia: I need some backup. Things downstairs are starting to get… hot.
The merger was nothing more thanan excuse to marginalize me. We offered you the job of coo. That is hardly marginal. You know what? Hey, brook lynn. Yeah? Can you — can you weigh in here? Because me and your dad just keep going in circles. Just pretend I’m not here. I’m just grabbing a little breakfast to go. Why are you holding two mugs of coffee? Olivia: No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no, it’s my bad. It’s my bad. It’s my bad. Oh, I’m sorry. P-please forget that I saw anything. N-n-not that I saw anything. I’m — I’m — I’m so sorry. I thought that you were… …brook lynn. What’s going on with you two? I didn’t — I-I was — I was looking for brook lynn, and I forgot to knock, and I walked in on chase. In a guest room? Really? Okay. Yes. Chase and i spent the night… together. Now that we have our coffee, back to drew. Oh, well, I didn’t ask drew to come to florida. He showed up on his own. And? And as it turns out, he was exactly the friend that I needed. So that’s what you’re saying? He’s just a friend. Okay, what’s going on with your wrist here? Oh [Sighs] It’s nothing serious. I was on my laptop on the whole plane ride home, and, well, you know how those tray tables can be so awkward. Yeah. So my carpal tunnel, it’s acting up. Oh, here, let me see it. Come here. Let me massage it for you. Oh. Ready? Ahh! [ Sighs ] How’s that feel? Oh, yeah, good. Thanks. Thank you. I still remember some of my physical therapy training. You know, now that I’m starting over, I could renew my pt license or finish my nursing degree. Oh, well, that is a very different path from running
[Laughing] A luxury hotel. Okay, well, maybe not nursing school [Laughs] But, you know, physical therapy could be fun, at least until I figure out my next passion project. Honey, I know you. And I’m sure it won’t be long before you find your next inspiration. Drew: Hey. Hey, buddy.
[ Inhales sharply ] I, uh, got back in town just in time for your birthday. I, uh — I didn’t want you to think that I had forgotten. I gotta tell you something. You still inspire me. When things were, um… bleak and — and — and so hopeless, I would — I would just think… that oscar never gave up. Never. And neither should I. And on those bad days, I, uh… …I would just close my eyes and I would visualize your face… …yours and scout’S. And that’s the only way that I survive. I somehow managed to see the light again, even if it shines more dimly in a world without you in it.
[ Footsteps approach ]
[ Exhales deeply ] Willow is your friend, not your patient. Yes, but I’d been staying in regular touch with her about her condition. Unofficially, of course. I know willow is in her second trimester, but from what I understand, that’s what she was waiting for to start her leukemia treatment. What is it that you’re looking for from me? I noticed she has an appointment this morning. I was hoping I could sit in on a consult. Willow does have an appointment with me about her pregnancy. If she would like you to be there to offer moral support, that is her choice. But let me be very clear — you would be there as her friend only. Yes, but I’ve been — no. There are no “yes, buts,” dr. Ashford.
[ Sighs ] I know this is a very difficult situation. On our best days as doctors, we provide a binary option of right and wrong. But on other days, the patient is left with an option of doing the least harm. And what we might think is the most palatable outcome, it won’t be the same for every patient. It might not even be the same course we would choose for ourselves or what we’d advise for our loved ones. It’s what is right for that patient. And as doctors, we might not always agree, but we must respect their choices. It’s been so long, I can’t even remember the last time I saw my parents in person. How long’s it been again? Over 20 years. Oh, my god, elizabeth. Why didn’t you ever tell me you were hurting? How do you explain that your parents put “the greater good” over their own children? You don’t owe anyone an explanation. To the world, you’re right. But I owe one to myself. There were way more secrets being kept from me than I realized.
[ Exhales deeply ] Thank you for being here with me and coming all this way and for giving me the space to just process it all. Sometimes all a person needs is a little space and grace. I’ve got you.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, that’s jeff and carolyn. They’re at the coffee shop.
[ Sighs ]
Were back in town. Oh, your mom and I just landed a couple hours ago. I just dropped her off at the house. I know she’d love to see you. Yeah. I hope I didn’t interrupt your visit. No, no, no. Um… oscar and I just had a nice little chat, and, uh, I’m on my way out, so I’ll — I’ll give you some privacy. Okay? Hey, joss? My son’s life was way too short. But it was — it was rich and it was full of meaning because you were in it. Thank you for that. I have always admired your resilience, your fierce spirit, and especially your tenacity. Even on days when you wanted to kill me?
[ Laughs ] Yeah, well, you know, it’s not always easy being your mother. That’s something virginia benson and I both understood. Still, I’m sure it won’t be long before you discover your next chapter. And I, for one, can’t wait to read it. Well, this is beyond embarrassing. [ Chuckles ] Now we can say every woman in this house has seen my boyfriend naked. I don’t think monica has.
[ Laughs ] And it’s her house. Alan gave it to her. Hmm? Uh, sounds like you’re gonna fit in just fine here. Let’s, um — let’s go outside.
[ Clears throat ] Welcome to your latest super-awkward quartermaine family moment. I’m sure you remember those from when you were pretending to be bailey’s father.
[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, one second. That is aurora. I gotta take this. I’ll be back. Look, I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to make things weird. Oh, no, no. Don’t worry about it. I’m really happy for you. Really? Yes. For you and brook lynn both.
[ Chuckles ] Come here. I-I hope you know how happy I am for you and michael, too. Well, that really felt like a father-daughter moment. What happened to michael? Oh, my god, dad, don’t get all patriarchal on me. Okay? If you have issues with this going on while we’re under the same roof, there’s nothing keeping you from moving out. All I was going to say is I’m sorry if I made you feel like you and chase needed to sneak around. Now, did you feel that way because of my reaction to you and valentin? Sure had an about-face on him, didn’t ya?
[ Scoffs ] Michael had to take a work call. Oh, well, that could take forever. Don’t you have a doctor’s appointment? Yes, but — oh, honey, honey, let me drive you. Michael can meet you there. Go ahead. Text him our plan. Let’s do it.
[ Door opens ] Uh, willow, before you go, maybe, uh — maybe I can be uncle chase when I get to meet your new little one. Just do me a favor. Put in a good word. I’ll stall them as long as I can. Thank you so much. Are you sure you know how to pick your front door lock? It’s been a while, but I used to be really good at it. And if I remember correctly, I taught you that skill in high school. Don’t remind me. You were such a bad influence on me back then.
[ Laughs ] But you haven’t been that girl in a very long time. You think she’s still in you? The stork brought me, remember? She better be. You know, you were right before. This is actually really none of your business. Hey, cam, relax. Alright? I’m — I’m not here to give you “the talk.” Clearly, you know the drill. It’s not my place to tell your mom, either, although you might want to come clean with her at some point. I hear you. I hear you. You — you’re probably right. I just — I can’t imagine she’ll be in the best headspace when she comes back from her trip. Why’s that? I think she’s gonna come back even more relaxed. I think she’s really gonna enjoy the spa at the hotel. Yeah, maybe. But, I mean, it might not be very easy for her to be spending time in the city where grandpa jeff and grandma carolyn live. What was that? You didn’t know, did you?
Good morning, willow. Dr. Westbourne. Dr. Ashford asked to observe our checkup, if you’re comfortable with that. Of — of course. Yeah. Tj is my friend, and I know he’s still deciding on which specialty to focus on, so sure. Let’s go to the exam room. Uh, you want me to stick around, keep you company till michael gets here? Oh, that’s — that’s very sweet of you to offer. Um, but no, no, no, you don’t have to stick around. I can see you’re still upset about my decision to side with valentin over michael and drew. Well, there are just times where it feels like it was all for nothing. I know. I know. And I don’t want you to ever feel that way. But I also learned that there is a different side to valentin. You know, when we were raising bailey together. It really proved the point to me that none of us, not me, not you, not him are all good or all bad. I appreciate you saying that. Morning.
[ Clears throat ] I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt. Oh, no, you didn’T. My dad and I, we were just having a moment of understanding. But I gotta go grab chase and get to work. Staff expected you back a few hours ago. It’s, um… oscar’s birthday today. So I-I stopped by his marker in the meadow. Of course. I’m sorry. I didn’t remember the date. Ned, I haven’t forgotten how incredible you and olivia were to oscar in his final days. And I mean, it’s — for oscar’s sake, can we just find a way to put aside our differences and just fix whatever is broken in this family? I can’t believe that my mom didn’t tell you that she was gonna be staying in the same town as her parents. Did I just cause trouble for you guys? No, cam, not at all. There’s no need to make a big deal out of this. Okay? Um, finn, it’s — it’s probably nothing. Okay? I mean, what are the odds that she’s seeking out her parents after all these years? I don’t know, cam. I wish I did. You know, I’ve been trying to help out where I can. But I also don’t want your mom to end up resenting me. To be honest, sometimes I know what I’m doing and other times… I just don’t get it. I do. I-I think my mom and I, we struggle with a lot of the same baggage. The people we care about tend to underestimate my family and what we’re capable of handling. Josslyn: I know it’s been a while since I last visited you here. But I want you to know that I carry you in my heart every day. If you have, you know, been checking in on me, then you know me and cam are together now. Although with all of the recent drama we’ve been a part of, it’s kind of thrown us off. Things have not been the same ever since our first time went viral on the internet. And ever since then, I feel like I’m in this current, you know. Not a riptide, nothing scary. I can just feel myself drifting further and further away from cam. And I know that I should tell him that. And I know that we should try and talk through it. But if I do, I’m just so scared that cam’s not gonna be able to handle it. People tend to confuse our manners with being weak, fragile, even. My mom is not weak. When you try to fix her problems or make decisions for her because you think she’s the victim, it takes her back to a time in her life when she did feel powerless. And trust me, she does not want to go back there again, even if that means shutting things and people out. Gotcha. I-I know your heart is in the right place. She doesn’t need you to be her hero because she’s already her own hero. Thanks, cam. Good talk.
[ Door opens ]
[ Lock rattling ]
[ Alarm beeping ]
[ Keypad beeping ]
[ Keypad chirps, beeping stops ]
[ Sighs ] I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately. You and I, we’ve — we’ve come a long way. Yeah. And you had every reason to hate me. Forever. And you still found a way to forgive me. And you made a place in your life for me. I’ve always heard the stories about your upbringing. But going back to jacksonville and hearing again about “ruby anderson and the house of ill repute”…
[ Chuckles ] …I was reminded that you started off with even less than I did. And you made a name for yourself. And I admire you so much. Well, first of all, you need to visit jacksonville more often.
[ Both laugh ] And secondly, right back at ya, baby girl. I told drew that, um… I felt like I was in an identity crisis. You know, literally. I’m no longer sonny’s wife. I’m no longer the co-owner of the metro court. Who am I anymore? But sitting here with my mom… …I’m more sure of who I am than ever.
Just say the word, ned, and we can schedule a no-confidence vote on valentin’s leadership. All we need is your vote to switch and then valentin’s out. And what about the role of ceo? Oh, geez, forget it, drew. Ned’s too far gone to think about the family over himself. Oh, that’s very rich, michael. Biologically, you are A.J.’S son. But whose last name do you use? That’s right — corinthos. You’re only a quartermaine when it’s convenient. Alright, alright, come on, guys. There’s no reason for things to get escalated here. And you, drew, your insistence on being the nice guy is really starting to wear thin. Oh. Oh, I’m sorry. You’re tired of me being the nice guy? Wow! Okay, fine, ned. The gloves are off, and you are not gonna like the moves that I make to get you and valentin out. Really? And how do you plan on doing that when you’re facing an insider-trading charge? So, part of the reason I felt so lost is because my name didn’t provide any answers for me. I-I can’t be carly corinthos anymore because… I don’t want people thinking my goal is to get back together with sonny ’cause it’s not. And I can’t be carly benson anymore or carly roberts because…
[ Sighs ] …I just can’T. So what’s left? Well… sitting here with you, looking into your eyes, I know what the right answer is. I’m a spencer. I think it’s time I took your name. If that’s okay with you. Oh, honey, it’s more than okay. It’s —
[ Sighs ] It’s as it should be.
[ Both laugh ] Everything looks good with the baby. Developmentally, we’re right on track, which is what we want to see. That’s good news, right? Dr. Westbourne, what is it? I’m feeling your lymph nodes. Why? Oncology is not my specialty, but I noticed during the screening that certain areas of the surrounding tissue appear inflamed. That’s not good. Well, just to be clear, this has nothing to do with the baby. But I want to be extra cautious given your other health concerns. Dr. Randolph is away for a few days, but I’m gonna give her a call. I’ll be right back, okay? Just hang tight.
[ Door opens, closes ] Tj. What is it? What is dr. Westbourne concerned about? Hi, britt. I’m sort of in the middle of something with some family friends. What’s up? I don’t want to keep you. I just did an ultrasound on willow tait. The baby is fine, but I noticed inflamed tissue nearby and swelling in the lymph nodes. You’re worried about enlargement of her liver, aren’t you? Yes, but you are the expert. Have dr. Carmichael run her blood work and schedule an ultrasound on her liver. I should be back by the time the results are in. Okay, will do. Thanks, terry. Jeff? Carolyn? Elizabeth: So why don’t you just
go call bosnia
and tell my parents
how impossible I am?
They just want me to be like
and not give anybody
Their work, their patients,
I just wish we all made
an effort to stay in touch.
My dad is almost perfect.
He and my mom have spent
most of their lives
helping other people.
My father and I aren’t close.
Your grandpa jeff is a doctor,
just like your daddy.
And he travels all over
the world helping people.
I guess those people need him
more than we do.
I’ve tried to come to terms
with my parents’ choices.
they’ve sacrificed a lot in pursuit of a higher calling.
about the world,
just not about their daughter. Me and sarah, 25 years ago. Oh, good morning, olivia. Finn. If you talk to tracy, you tell her I’m waiting, alright? I mean, she hasn’t made a move in our virtual backgammon game in — in weeks. I’m not surprised. Yeah, you’d never know she was retired. She just, uh, keeps getting into all kinds of trouble.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Groans ] Are you — a-are you okay? I — it’s so weird. Do you ever get the feeling that someone just walked over your grave? Hello, olivia.
[ Gasps, screams ]
R trading. Whatthe hell are you talking about? Ned: It’s right there in the name — insider trading. I-I think coffee is a lost cause. Well, I have something that can perk you up.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sighs ] Go ahead.
[ Sighs ] It’s linc. He wants us to meet with his pop star today. Today? That’s — that’s so soon. Yeah, well, you’re gonna have to get to know her if you’re gonna do a duet. Okay. Well, I’ve — I’ve never met a pop star. So do you have any advice? Yes. Don’t mess this up for us.
[ Laughs ] Carly spencer. Oh. That has a very nice ring to it. It does. It really does.
[ Laughs ] Mom! Hi! Hey. Oh. I heard you were home. Yes. Yes. Oh, I’m home.
[ Laughs ] Michael’s mother knew about the potential merger, which is why she bought the stock. That’s called insider trading. And it’s illegal. Martha stewart went to prison for much less. Luckily for both of you, nobody has really looked into it. But I think it’s something that you both need to consider and never forget. Look, ned’s bluffing. He wouldn’t go there. I gotta — I gotta go meet willow. But I can see that you’re worried. Don’t be. Okay? Since she noticed nearby inflamed tissue, dr. Westbourne might be concerned that your liver has enlarged as well. And that means? Well, if your liver and your lymph nodes have swollen and your blood cell count has dropped even further… …it may mean that you’ve advanced to stage iii, which may limit your treatment options.
[ Knock on door ] Willow, I’d like you to come with me upstairs. We need to run some more tests. Finn: What is all this? Are you okay? Now, there’s the scream I love so much. And here I thought you’d gotten too classy to let your emotions out…after you let my son rot in prison and traded up to marry a quartermaine. Guard: Sorry, ma’am. D’archam patient. Don’t pay her any attention. Lsd-ing you. Oops. I meant I’ll be seeing you.
[ Laughs maniacally ] W-w-w-wait. W-w-what’s going on? W-who is that woman? Don’t you know? Unh-unh. It’s heather webber.
[ Sighs ]
[ Doorknob rattling ] Elizabeth?
[ Sighs ] Dad.
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