General Hospital Transcript
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Very cool. You got to rel well, your humor and ydid it. You got me back to my room, safe and sound. Look, I don’t care if I am being — overbearing? Protective. I lost you once, I don’t want to go through that again. And I’m very grateful. But aren’t mac and felicia waiting for you? I mean, I thought the plan was to brainstorm ways to get anna out of this. Look, y-you were always really good in a crisis. You could be of enormous help to us. Come with me. I’d love to — you know that — but I’m completely done in, so… good luck and, uh, good night? Yeah. Good night.
[ Key card scanner beeps ]
[ Light switch clicks, door closes ] I loved that song you sang at the savoy. Oh, thanks. It was really all brook lynn’s songwriting. Then you did an amazing job.
[ Chuckling ] Thanks. Here.Thank you for the picture! Any time.
[ Squeals ] Nice meeting you. You really don’t have to do that, you know? Do what? Thank you. Thanks. Toss credit my way. You know, all the views that you’re getting with your performance online, a-all these real, in-the-flesh people who want to take your photograph…
[ Chuckles ] One. One in-the-flesh person. Oh, come on. You know that there’s more. Look, it’s just gonna up our leverage with linc. He’s gonna beg to sign you. And then when linc forks over the money for my contract, I will announce my retirement from music. Sure. Or not. Or not? What if you didn’t retire after all of this? Portia: [ Giggling ] Babe, I am officially stuffed. And I am officially grateful. Wow. Grateful? Oh, for that, uh, tasting menu at the port charles grill? Well, that, and… that you were not needed tonight at the savoy. Oh! Yeah. I’m grateful for that, too. I like having my man all to myself. Oh, guess what. What? Your man likes the same thing, too. Mm. Wait, so someone’s out there attacking people because of me? That I’m to blame for ava and diane almost dying? No. For brando and that bartender being killed? Trina spoke to oz haggerty one time when we both went to the highsider to find out who gave esme that phone. Yes, but he was the one who ultimately cleared trina. It’s because of his testimony the charges against her were dropped. So what does this mean? The hook’s attacking anybody involved in trina’s trial? Unfortunately, it’s looking that way.
[ Suspenseful music plays ] I am sorry this is so last minute, but I don’t think I can make dinner tonight. Uh, okay. W-what’s going on? Well, deception is in free fall. The investors are freaking out because lucy is… missing. Valentin is mia, and sasha has a legal guardian now. It’s just one thing after another. No worries. I — mac and felicia have the kids, right? Yes. And sasha’s on her way into the office. I just don’t know how long I can keep the investors from revolting. I have every faith in you, maxie. I’m sure you’ll figure it all out. Here’s hoping you’re right. The kids are asleep. Though, I don’t know how in james’ case. His head was off the bed, practically on the floor.
[ Chuckles ] Did you leave him that way? No. No. Of course not. But I did snap a quick picture before putting him into place. Of course you did. Do all boys sleep like that? Uh, well, I remember when I was a kid, I used to wake up with my head at the opposite end of the bed, completely turned around.
[ Chuckles ] You know, I wonder if cody was a restless sleeper. I’m sorry that you missed out on the chance to tuck in your son.
[ Sighs ]
If he’s my son. I mean, we only took the dna test yesterday. What results are you hoping for?
[ Cellphone chimes ] Robert’s on his way. Just him? Well, apparently, holly’s exhausted — is gonna turn in early. Oh.
[ Suspenseful music plays ]
Diane, it is so good to see you up and about. Yeah, oh, okay… easy. Easy. Oh. Sorry.
[ Chuckles ] Thank you, honey. It’s good to be up and about. So, what kind of legal input do you require? Um, before we get to that… I-if you need me to take the reins, that is totally understandable. If you need more time, just — no, no. It’s time to get back to work. Of course I miss brando every day. Every minute, really, but I am in therapy, I’m on medication… I’m doing better. And I’m here, okay? I’m here to help and to be a partner again. I appreciate your faith in me, that you think I’m good at this singing thing. You are good at it. But this was always a means to an end, remember? I mean, clearly, I’m not as passionate about this music thing as you are. Yeah, I’m grateful that it’s keeping me afloat financially, but… well, it’s also our means to get back at linc and establish me as a manager. Absolutely. But let’s be real.
[ Door opens ] I wouldn’t be doing this if I got my badge back.
[ Door closes, footsteps approach ] Blaze: Harrison chase? That’s me. Oh, hi. If you’d like a, uh, photo with my client, we just have to make it quick. We have an important meeting. I can use your pho– oh, please don’T. I’m not a fan. At least not yet. I’m blaze. From what I hear, we’re supposed to make beautiful music together.
[ Exhales sharply ]
[ Chuckles ] Gladys? Hi. Oh, hey, doc. Everything all right?
[ Sniffles lightly ] Uh, nothing’s been right lately. [ Chuckles ] But I’m — I’m — I’m not sick or anything
[Sniffles] If that’s what you’re wondering. I, um, sometimes volunteer at the maternity ward. Brought me some peace after liam passed. And then brando. But don’t go telling anybody.
[ Chuckles ] I got a reputation to uphold. You got it. No problem. Your secret’s safe with me. Okay. I didn’t do brando right in so many ways.
[ Breathes deeply ] Ah, between this and sasha’s guardianship, I don’t know. It’s a chance to balance the scales, maybe?
[ Chuckles ] Yeah, maybe. I know maxie’s truly grateful for all of your support. I just got off the phone with her. She’s at the office. She’s working. She’s with sasha. Oi! Uh, no.
[ Stammers ] It’s okay. I just, um — I just remembered I’m supposed to call maxie’s parents, check on the kids.
[ Chuckles ] What? What? You and i both came to town with huge chips on our shoulders. I — [ Clears throat ] Looking out for number one. Now we’re looking out for everyone else. Who says you can’t run from your past, huh? Hey, austin.
[ Suspenseful music plays ] All of the victims helped prove trina was innocent.
[ Scoffs ] Ava — one of your m ostvocal defenders. Diane — your lawyer. Haggerty — whose testimony was responsible for your exoneration. And josslyn — your best friend. Okay, why do you think they want to hurt josslyn and not brando? Josslyn was in the alley behind charlie’s just before brando was attacked. Okay. Dex left his sunglasses. And I went in the alley to give them back, but he was gone. Okay, so you think they were targeting josslyn and brando just got in the way? That’s the working theory, yes. So josslyn’s in danger? I’m here out of an abundance of caution. But if we’re right, the perpetrator may be fixated on trina and those close to her. You said there was new evidence.
[ Breathes sharply ] What is it? A letter from the killer. Any idea when my genetic testing results will be in? Um… maybe the lab’s backed up. Probably — maybe — maybe a week. A week? Yeah.
[ Breathes deeply ] Are you anxious about it? I feel better that it’s done now. You know, it was the “do I or don’t I” that was causing me the most stress. Oh, yeah. Yeah, I get that. I mean, you know, but I finally — I don’t know what took me so long, but I finally realized just how important it was for me to find out if I’m predisposed to schizophrenia. Especially since it could affect our kids. Kids? Kidssss. You keep saying that
[Chuckles] Plural. Yes, ma’am. All right, how many kids are you, um, considering? I think six will be fine. Six?! Stop!
[ Laughs ] I mean, we — baby, we got the room for it. You are out of your ever-loving mind is what you are. No! Nooo! Okay. Okay. Okay.
[ Chuckles ] Maybe I was a bit overzealous.
[ Breathes deeply ] I think three. Three should be nice.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Exhales sharply ] Oh. Oh, wait a second. I got an email from olivia. “Metro court ballroom available.” We might be able to get married there, after all! I thought you said the metro court was booked through 2024. Okay. Yeah, but I guess there was a cancellation, and she thought of us.
[ Breathes sharply ] Okay. But, um… oh, no, wait. Never mind. Never mind. It’s on valentine’s day. So forget it.
[ Chuckles ] Valentine’s day, 2023? Yes. That is way too soon. Babe. I say let’s do it. Well, I got good news and bad news. Uh, let’s start with the good. No new evidence against anna has turned up. What about the bad? Ada arden thinks she has enough to convince a jury to convict. I’m trying to find a judge who’ll be somewhat lenient in granting anna bail. Any chance of keeping anna where she is to await trial? If she goes to pentonville…
[Chuckles] We can’t protect her.
[ Suspenseful music plays ] Victor: Beautiful night, isn’t it, holly? Now, do you have some news for me?
Ooh, that’s nice! Please sit. Thank you. Is beer okay? Yeah. Blaze, I am so sorry that we didn’t recognize you without all the makeup and wardrobe. The glam squad and entourage are for show. And 100% property of linc brown management. Got it. And hopefully not for long. I’ve listened to your music. It’s fantastic. Yeah. Thank you. No linc yet, I see. I assume you’ve met. Oh, we go way back. And how long have you two been in bed together? Mm. Uh, so to speak?
[ Clears throat ] Uh, I just recently started managing chase. Actually, I see huge potential. And I see huge potential in a collaboration between the two of you. On that, we agree. When I am right, I am right. Is this a match made in heaven, or what? You do realize that february 14th
[Chuckles lightly] Is less than six months away.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah, babe. I’m well aware of how time works. And you really think we can pull together an entire wedding in that time? Why not? Oh! Oh, I can think of a million reasons why not. Um, invitations, cake, catering, music, my dress. Okay, honey. Ah! We’ll just hire a wedding planner. Babe, they’re booked out
years in advance. No. [ Scoffs ] W-we’ll do it ourselves. Portia, we can make this happen. Unless you think it’s too soon. That’s exactly what I think. The goal is to keep our investors at bay without breaching ethics. Right, well, then, in my opinion, your best course of action would be to pay an additional dividend to said investors. Hey, I am game. And I think serena would agree on lucy’s behalf. Is that something that you’re open to?Yes. Whatever it takes to keep the company afloat. Unfortunately, it’s not up to you. I’m so sorry. I don’t want to interrupt. I just need a word with my cousin. I didn’t know you had family in town. I’m gladys corbin. Hi, I’m –you know, why don’t we talk in my office? Please excuse us. Pleasure to meet you, ms. Corbin. Jordan: Alexis’ article in the invader appears to have elicited a response from the hook. That letter was published weeks ago, and I’m sure tons of crazy people responded. What makes you think the actual killer is reaching out now? Because the letter was originally sent to the wrong address, delaying delivery. And there are details that indicate the letter is genuine. Are our names on it?No. But it was made very clear that the attacks weren’t random. The killer has a score to settle. With trina? This makes no sense.
[ Scoffs softly ] Oh, my god. Is esme back in port charles attacking people with a hook? Robert: I ran into sonny at rice plaza. He, uh, offered to help anna. Help how? Well, I, uh [Chuckles] — I didn’t ask for details. I just said, “no, she doesn’t need your assistance.” Are you sure that was a good idea? Felicia. I’m just saying — isn’t anna’s safety the most important? We have less than 24 hours until she’s transferred to pentonville. Robert, everything okay? I’m just debating whether I should call in and see holly. There was something…
off about her when I said good night. So, what’s robert’s latest plan for anna? Where’s your pet? Oh, don’t worry. Johann’s not far. I know better than to be alone with the holly sutton. You know, you were disappointingly vague on the phone earlier. Does robert have a plan to keep anna out of pentonville or not? He’s trying to get a new judge assigned on anna’s case, one who would be open to granting bail. Oh, well, that’s easily taken care of. Anything else? You are keeping up your end of the bargain, aren’t you? Your — your friends don’t suspect that you’re lying to them with every breath? As if you’ve given me any choice! Oh, come on. Admit it. You are having just the teensiest bit of fun. Betraying my friends isn’t fun, it’S…torture. Not as bad as being back in that cell, is it? Didn’t think so. Two years as your prisoner was more than enough. Then be a good girl and do what you’re told. And what will you do if I don’t? The same thing I did to lucy coe.
chase brings an innocence to the music while, at the same time, having no lack of sex appeal. Sexy innocence, huh? And here I thought the boy band craze was dead.
[ Laughs ] Linc: It’ll bring a good counterbalance. Blaze’s vibe is more, um, “been there, done that.” I guess what I meant to say is chase isn’t naive. Okay? He’s a rock star. He’s a performer and an artist just like you. And a person who can occasionally speak for himself.
[ Laughs ] Believe it or not. All right, you know what? We should give these two some time to get to know each other. We have some details to discuss. Linc: Happy bonding.
[ Clears throat ] Who else could it be? It’s esme! Diane told you she was attacked by a woman! Just slow down. We have reason to believe esme was in the south of france at the time of ava’s attack. Have either of you seen or heard anything that would lead you to believe esme’s back?
[ Scoffs ] No. Look, esme is capable of violence. She torched ava’s car, and she tried to kill haggerty with a drug overdose. Which absolutely puts her on our radar as someone we’re trying to bring in. But it’s too soon to focus on one suspect, since we don’t know anything for sure. You should be on your guard, just in case. And I really don’t think you should go back to pcu. I cannot wait to be your wife. But it’s just not a lot of time to plan a wedding.
[ Chuckles ] Right. I’d marry you tomorrow. Honey, I love you.
[ Breathes deeply ] I love you too, baby. Okay. Since we’re both ready to get married right away… mm-hmm. …Why not valentine’s day? I can’t th ink of a better wayto celebrate our love. Can you? I’m worried about holly. I mean, the fact that she’s been through two years of her life and can’t account for it… what? Is somebody making her forget? Maybe she’s blocking something out that she can’t stand to remember. I tried to get her to open up. It was obvious she didn’t want to talk about it. Maybe she’s afraid of what will happen if those memories come back. Whatever she’s been through, I’ll — I’m gonna be there for her. We all will. Robert isn’t easily deterred. Well, of course he isn’T. That’s exactly why you’re here — to distract him. Otherwise, I’d have to take him out permanently. I’ll take care of robert. And damn you for making me do this. You know, I thought you’d be more grateful. I bought your freedom from winston rudge, after all. You know, if I hadn’t done that, you really would have died in that explosion. I will never thank you for letting my loved ones think I was dead all this time. Oh, come on. Be reasonable. I couldn’t have you running around, spoiling all my plans. Besides, I thought you might come in handy. And [Scoffs] Well, look — here we are. Once anna is in prison, then you let me go. That’s the arrangement. Once anna is convicted of lucy’s murder, you’ll be free. But remember who you left behind. If you hurt him, I will kill you myself.
There’s no way. Want us to stop going to classes? No, no, no. You can still attend classes. But it would be safer for you to live at home for the time being. She’s right. You’re way too accessible in the dorms. But when you’re on campus, no walking around alone. I want eyes on you 24/7. And I know your mother feels the same way about you. I guess that makes sense. I agree. I’ll take you to get your things and then drop you at your mom’S. What about you? I-I have stuff to spend the night. I’ll get the rest of my stuff tomorrow. Can you believe this? And just when life was starting to get back to normal. Listen, we’re gonna deal with it like we’ve dealt with everything else, okay? Okay. Okay. All right. Thank you. Jordan, trina, I’ll be in touch.
[ Door closes ]
[ Exhales deeply ] Come on, babe, and take this leap with me.
[ Chuckles ] A valentine’s day wedding is such a ridiculous idea. I think it’s fantastic. But everybody’s gonna have plans.
[ Stammers ] You know? Ain’t nobody gonna miss it. It’s gonna be the party of the year. But what ab–
[ Stammering ] I haven’t even started shopping for a dress yet. What — what about that? I mean, what if I end up walking down the aisle in something that you’ve seen me wear a thousand different times before? Well, then I already know you’ll look beautiful because I’ve never seen you look otherwise. Okay. Yes. [ Laughs ] Yes? Yeah. Yeah? Yeah! Valentine’s day wedding…
[ Laughing ] …Here we come! Come here, beautiful.
[ Laughs ]
[ Breathes sharply ] You need to watch it, mason. What? I’m not allowed to introduce myself to your friend?Stop. Would you just stop? Stop harassing me. This is where I work. I’m just here to inform you there’s a patient coming in from up north. Would you believe it? Poor guy had an accident playing with his kid’s bb gun.
[ Scoffs ] You don’t say. You know, those things are dangerous as all get-out. Yeah, I’ve heard. Well, luckily, the family was able to stop the bleeding, but he’s going to need medical care. Right, and no doctor would think that the injury came from an actual bullet, right? Ah, gee, cuz. I didn’t think about that. But if that were the case, then I guess the hospital will have to inform the authorities. Guess that’s why the boss wants it handled discreetly. And she knows that she can count on you. What if I say “no”? What happens then? I got here as soon as I could. What’s the emergency?
[ Exhales sharply ] Well — hello.
[ Clears throat ] In order to keep deception investors from bailing, the partners are willing to take temporary salary cuts and forgo bonuses in order to pay additional dividends. Sasha: Which I am all for. But, right now, my financial decisions are up to you, since you’re my guardian. Okay. Well, I’m gonna let you all sort it out.
[ Whispers ] Excuse me. It’s just a formality. A few signatures in front of a — oh, there’s no way I’m signing off on this. Thank you. Thanks. Are you going to tell him? Tell me what?
[ Sighs ]
[ Chuckles ] You’ve got enough on your mind. Well, this will be one more thing. So spill. It turns out I might have a son. Come again? Dominique’s son showed up in town, and the timing fits. When? When we might have…?
[ Stammers ] Not — when did the kid show up in town? A few months ago. And you’re telling me this now? I didn’t know, at first. And then cody didn’t want to have anything to do with me.
[ Stammers ] Cody. Bell? That dude you pointed to at the metro court? Correct. He finally agreed to a dna test. Oh. What do you think about this? About possibly having a son who’s a complete stranger? He won’t be a stranger for long if he turns out to be part of our family.
[ Groans softly ] Who was that for? That’s for not telling me. You know I hate secrets. My guest is no worse for wear. He’d better stay that way. You complete your assignment, and I’ll happily bid the pair of you adieu. You bastard. You watch your tone. Remember, I have his life in my hands.
Room for one more?
[ Chuckles ] Well, robert scorpio, how good to see you! Back at you. Good to see you up and about. Yeah. Listen, I’ve been wanting to thank you for all the support you gave me in the hospital, so let me buy you a drink. Well, I’ll have to take a bit of a raincheck on it now. I’m off to, um, pick up holly. Yeah. Oh, yeah. Well, I — I heard about her, uh, reappearance. It’s so fascinating. You and I spent one whole afternoon talking about our past glories, and voil — one of yours returns to the fold. It’s almost as if you willed it into existence. I am very grateful.
[ Elevator doors open ] Yeah. I, um… I hope it’s everything that you want. What do you mean you won’t sign off? I mean exactly that — the answer’s “no.” Okay, um, austin’s not picking up, so I’m gonna go check on him and leave you two to figure this out. My money — my choice, gladys. I agree. But it’s my job, legally, to make sure it’s a good choice. If deception stock tanks, there won’t be a company. Please, gladys. Understand that what maxie and i are doing is for the best. Hold up! Hold up. You got discovered because some cosmetic tycoon heard you singing in the shower? Uh, yeah, I guess so.
[ Laughs ] B-but she is — she was a good person. And that’s kind of like how marilyn monroe was discovered in a munitions factory. So? So… it all sounds so… fake. Made up. Like a stage name?
[ Laughs ] Or are you gonna tell me that blaze is on your birth certificate? Fine. I’m ally. Or more formally, alison. Alison. Oh, alison. You’re giving me beef for my sweet and innocent vibe?
[ Laughs ] Oh, well, what can I say? In this era where labels are meaningless and streams are king, everyone needs a shtick. And I’m guessing your ex-boy-in-blue thing is gonna take you pretty damn far.
[ Door opens ] Well, look at this. Our talent is hitting it off.
[ Breathes sharply ] Uh… was it my imagination, or didn’t we already say good night? You look freezing. Where have you been? Well, I — I put my head on my pillow and then found myself wide awake, of course. So I went for a walk. I thought the fresh air might help, but… no gloves. You always forgot your gloves. Oh, so, I’m the problem, am I? Well… it’s port charles. Um…
[ Laughing ] It’s too cold. You never complained before. You — oh, wait a minute. Yeah, you did.
[ Chuckles ] A lot. But at least you were always there to keep me warm. They were the days.
See you soon. Can’t wait. She seems nice. I’m not sure she feels the same way about her manager. Well, does anyone feel that way about linc? I’m just saying, the way things went down between you and that guy — look, we don’t know that anything is wrong, okay? We might just be projecting based on my experience with him. Just stop being a cop for one night, okay? Copy that. The best way to neutralize linc is to make sure that you’re the next big thing. So that’s exactly what we’re gonna do. I can’t stop thinking about brando. I mean, if the killer was there to attack me and not him… brando’s not dead because of you. I know. But it’s so strange. I’m so sorry you’re going through this. I’m so sorry this is happening to you right now. I just wanted this to be a somewhat normal year, you know? That me and trina could go be regular college students and hang out with our friends on campus. And now someone’s targeting us? I will never let anyone hurt you. Portia: Hey. Jordan. What’s up? Mm. What’s going on? Um…I need to stay here for a while. Y-yeah, okay. Why? Why? What happened? I think, for the time being, it would be safer for trina to stay here than at the dorms. Safer? There was a letter. Esme prince might be trying to kill me. Wait, wait, wait. What letter? You know the letter alexis davis printed in the invader? Baiting the killer. Well, she heard back, but we’re not at all certain that esme’s the one attacking people. She’s just one possibility. Who else hates me enough to hurt the people associated with me? Look, I’ve noticed the connections to trina. But what about brando? That just doesn’t fit. We now think the killer was after josslyn in the alley behind charlie’s, and brando just got in the way. Oh, my god. So, whoever the attacker is, they’re punishing those they feel wronged them. And they feel their cause is just. She is gutting people with a hook! She’s insane! And now you’re telling me that she tho– she’s focused on trina? That’s one theory my department’s pursuing. But we don’t have enough evidence to merit police protection. So I would feel better if trina and josslyn were extra cautious. Just until this killer is caught. Portia: [ Exhales sharply ] Gladys: Okay .[ Sighs ] You win. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] I know you’re just looking out for my best interests. I take my role as guardian very seriously. And I may have failedmy brando in life, but I will do right by his family in death. It’s what he would have wanted. For you to be healthy and happy and secure. I paid my debt. You know that’s not possible. No. You need to hear me. Mason, I’m done. I’m done. I’m done with you. I’m done with your boss. I’m a different person. Mm. Sure you are. But tell me, cuz, why is that?
[ Door opens ] I loved raising robin, maxie, and georgie. Those girls were so lucky.
[ Chuckles softly ] No luckier than me. I will admit, though, that there were times, especially in those high-school years, when I thought raising a boy might be easier.
[ Breathes deeply ] I don’t know. Maybe then I wouldn’t — wouldn’t be so out of my depth. And now I’m faced with the possibility of actually having a son.
[ Breathes sharply ] I have no idea how to reach out to him. You’ll find a way. Always do. So many people told me that biology doesn’t matter. That not being related to the girls doesn’t make them any less mine. Those people would be correct. And now I’m on the other side of that. Just because cody and i share the same dna doesn’t mean that bond will magically appear. Doesn’t mean it won’t, either. If he is my son, we’ll have plenty of time to make up for. Do you want the chance to be cody’s father? Yeah. I do.
[ Chuckles ] Well, that was, uh… unexpected. Some things just never change. You all right? There’s something I haven’t told you.
[ Cellphone rings ] Did you convince the bank manager to release the information? This might finally be it. You know you can tell me anything. I may not remember much about the last two years, but this I am certain of… …it was you. The thought of you, seeing you again one day that kept me going.
[ Breathes sharply ]
[ Yawns softly ] Well, definitely not the best result I’ve ever had, but… mm.
[ Laughs ]
[ Laughing ] I promise you, there was nothing about that kiss that was boring. Mm-hmm. But that walk is catching up with me now, and I’m exhausted. Well, maybe you should go to bed. Talk with you tomorrow? Of course. Come on.
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