General Hospital Transcript
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[ Laughing ] Drew: It’s not a race.
[ Laughs ] Well… well, maybe it is. Oh, that’s ama– let me see what you got.
[ Indistinct conversation ] Oh, I love that. Go take it. Go show — go show your mom. Olivia: Yeah.
[ Laughs ] I’m going to recite all of these poems at my theater group!
[ Laughs ]
[ Laughs ] Okay, well, pace yourself, kiddo. Yeah, yeah. How about maybe one or two a week? How about that? There are 36 weeks in a school year. Let me see how many poems there are.
[ Olivia and ned laugh ] Mommy, come here and play with me!
[ Drew laughs ] Be right there. Oh, it’s a shame that monica is under the weather and can’t be here for this. She would have loved this. Sometimes the greatest gift of all is to be tucked
With some hot tea and some blessed quiet.
[ Laughs ] Don’t forget the christmas cookies. Michael: Hey, can, uh — can daddy play, too? Wiley, what do you say? Santa’s the best!
[ Laughter ]
[ Indistinct chatter ] Maxie? Austin. Hi. Hi. What — what are you doing here?
[ Laughs ] Well, I-I thought we had a plan that you and i would be here together with the kids and enjoy the festivities. Yeah. Uh, I-I didn’t think you’d show. Since you blackmailed georgie’s father. Spencer: Hey, I, uh, I brought presents. Oh, goody. Something extravagant, I hope. Um… although I know molly’s about to say it’s the thought that counts. Because it is. Dante: Hey, let us, uh, take these. Oh, thanks, but I don’t — -yes, you do. -Okay. Sam: The kids are upstairs making videos for their social media. Whatever you do, do not engage. Hey, spencer. Aunt alexis, hey. How’s it going? Thank you so much for having me. Are you kidding me? Oh, my gosh. You’re always welcome here. I’m just surprised your father didn’t monopolize you for the holidays now that you’re out of pentonville. Him, I see every day. All of you, I don’t get to see nearly as much. So I wanted to make up for that this christmas. Aww, famous last words. Oh, my gosh. What’s all this? Portia: [ Chuckles ] We wanted to do something special for you. But if you’re not in the mood, we understand. No. No, it’s — it’s beautiful. Merry christmas, baby.
[ Chuckles ] Did you see the house with all the angels? And the lights and the music all at the same time! Psh!
[ Finn and chase chuckle ] Violet, why don’t you go find us some more appropriate attire to wear for our christmas celebration? On it! Look, I know you guys are hurting, but that little girl is expecting a merry christmas, not a grumpy one. Can’t you both focus on your blessings for one night for her sake? What’s the update? It’s happening? Thank you so much. You have no idea what this means. Yes, I know. I know, you did me a favor, and now I owe you. And you’re definitely going to collect.
“Kristina corinthos-davis. Manager.” I will use this to rule with an iron fist. You like it? It’s not too square? Molls, it is so square, it could not have possibly come from anyone else. Which is why I love it. Oh. [ Chuckles ] Yay, I’m so relieved. These, on the other hand… I like those. Okay. Thank you. Yeah, you know what? Laugh it up. But I got them for everybody. Of course you did. Yeah, you can never have too many socks. That’s what I say. That — that’s — that’s true. And I would know because I am a doctor. See? Ugh, you two are way too… you guys.
[ Chuckles ] Why, thank you.
[ Smooches ] Can I get you guys some more cider? Dante: I can help out. Let’s do it. You okay? Great. Yeah. This is, uh — this is good. This is fun. For a cassadine, you are a terrible liar. I-I have a lot on my mind. Okay, well, I got plenty of time here, so what’s on your mind? This is probably a stupid question, but… am I destined to be just like my father? I’m sorry.
[ Sniffles ] You have nothing to be sorry for. Honey, you’re entitled to feel however you need to feel. No, no, no. There’s no pressure. There’s no pressure here. Thanks. I appreciate that. I-I just don’t want to bring down your holiday. You couldn’t if you tried. Trina, the holidays are about family. The ones we’re born into, the ones we’ve chosen, and the ones that we’re lucky enough to be chosen by. All that matters is us being here for you. And you know what we’re going to do? We’re going to follow your lead. So if you want to do something, I got supplies to decorate ornaments, you know. Our old tradition. Yeah, like we used to do. And we stopped doing it for a couple of years, but I figured this was the perfect time to bring it back. And if you want to be low-key, that’s absolutely fine, too. Just — just do what makes your heart feel good. Okay? Thanks. But christmas is even more important during hard times. And yes [Sniffles] I’m sad… and scared, but being here with all of you, I know I’m lucky, too.
[ Sniffles ] We love you. Can we — can we just talk for a second? Right? I just — I mean, I feel like we should clear the air. No matter what, we should know where we stand going into the holidays, right? And where do you think that is? I don’t know. I don’t know where you’re at. For me, I know I messed up. I-I let my insecurities get the best of me, and I did some shady stuff. And the worst of that was to pressure spinelli. I shouldn’t have done that. I know he’s important to you. I’m sorry. I was trying to hold on to you, but I think I might have driven a wedge between us. The wedge was already there, and I think you know that. I didn’t know we were doing presents tonight. Uh, well, we let the kids open one present each. Oh. I was starting to think that we weren’t going to see you before the show at rice plaza tonight. Well, I have a couple minutes before I have to go. Nothing’s more important than family at christmas, right? What? Yes, family is important. But so are other loved ones. Like… leo: Brook lynn! Yeah? Where’s chase? I want to show him my book. He’s, um, with family at the moment. I’m gonna go read my book. Bye. Uh, is — is — is chase coming to get you here, or are you going to meet up at the show? Chase isn’t coming. Not here. Not rice plaza. Nowhere that I am. Look at us, all together on christmas. There was a time I thought I’d never spend the holidays with my sons, much less my beautiful granddaughter. We’ve come so far. I-I’m sorry. I’m not really in the holiday spirit. Maybe I should just go.
[ Sighs ] Now that you’re not performing tonight, you’re free to spend time with your family. Brook lynn completely screwed me over, okay? Look, I’m so sorry, bro. What brook lynn did was wrong. It was beyond wrong. She cost me my badge when she took it on herself to make decisions about my life. You know, the more I think about it, I’m so happy that I backed out of the gingerbread jam. Brook lynn can deal with the fallout. Oh, I get it. This is about revenge. Guess what, wiley. Me and mommy have something to tell you. Do you want to do the honors? Wiley, we found out that the baby in mommy’s tummy is a girl. You’re going to have a little sister. How does that sound, wiley? I can’t wait!
[ Chuckles ]
[ Chuckles ] I’m really glad you’re here. Me too.
[ Indistinct conversation ] Donna’s with sonny, and avery’s with her mother, and josslyn’s with trina. I would be going crazy if I was sitting in that house by myself. Oh, sure. Not to mention, I get bonus time with wiley. Yeah, and who can resist that? Ah. Do you think willow’s okay? She’s really pale, and she seems to be having a really hard time with this pregnancy. Yeah, unfortunately, I think finding out that her birth mother was dead really added on the stress. But now that we know denise was lying, I am not gonna stop until I find her birth parents. Or at least find out what happened to them. You are a man on a mission, aren’t you? We got to tell her. We got to tell her that there’s still hope that her family’s out there. I think that would be a really big mistake. Why? Hey, thanks for helping me out. Of course.
I just think you should wait until you have all the facts before you hit willow with more bad news. Like the suspicion that harmony stole willow from her birth parents? Yeah. I mean, let willow enjoy christmas before you put all that on her. Will my little sister be here next christmas? Oh, she sure will. Will we open presents together? Well, she’ll have presents, but she’ll — she’ll be too small to open them herself. Then… you and me and mommy will help her open them. Right, mommy? We sure will. I’ll be right back. Hey, let me help you up. There you go. Okay. Hey, I’m so sorry to hear that you and chase split up. Yeah, we were worried that something like this might happen. Worried, but hardly surprised. And chase bailed on the performance tonight? Well, chase was only performing because we were together. Go ahead. Lay it on me. Tell me how I was selfish and stupid and deserved what I got. I’m so sorry, honey. Honey, we know how important chase was to you. And if anyone understands what you’re going through, it’s us. You’re not gonna lecture me? It’s christmas eve. No lecture today. Maybe on new year’S.
[ Chuckles ] No, no, no, no, no. No phones tonight. Mm. You are all mine. Anything important? No, no, no. I was just gonna check in on cody, make sure he wasn’t all alone. Well, you could invite him to the gingerbread jam. Yeah? Mm-hmm. I don’t know if I’ve told you lately how incredible I think you are. Mm, a couple times. Yeah? Yeah. Oh.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. I, uh — I gotta go. What? Is it work? It wasn’t another attack, was it? No, no. No, nothing like that. Don’t worry. I’ll be right back. Okay? Promise. Okay. I shouldn’t have brought it up. It’s christmas. It’s the perfect holiday to maximize family dysfunction.
[ Chuckles ] What’s going on with your dad? I found out some things about him. I’m embarrassed. I’m ashamed. Like, it makes me look bad by association. Does that make sense? Sadly, it does. I want to have a life outside of my family, to stay away from my father and even uncle victor. But I can’t find a permanent way out. So I need you to tell me.
[ Sighs ] How do I escape my own family? You can’T. Hey, why don’t you take a break, dad? Well, uh-uh-uh! In a minute. I just want to make sure everything is perfect for trina. And I’m helping. Doctor’s orders. That’s right. Well, I’m sure trina will appreciate the effort. But what I have to say, you guys, cannot wait. You don’t have to stay. Traffic’s gonna get crazy with the gingerbread jam at rice plaza. Then I’ll take the backroads. Stop putting everybody else first. I’m here as long as you need me.
[ Sighs ] I was supposed to be with rory’s family tonight. I told him I’d go… before… I was on my way to tell rory that I didn’t love him.
[ Voice breaking ] All because I can’t shake my feelings for spencer. And he might have broken up with me. But I’ll never know. Rory is gone, and he’d still be here if he’d never met me.
we’ve all been workingreally hard to help trina, and she is absolutely our number-one priority. But, portia, honey, this is our first christmas as an engaged couple in our home. Mm-hmm. [ Laughs ] Dad… sir, this is our first christmas in over 30 years since you came back into my life. And even with everything that’s going on, I think these things need to be celebrated. Oh, son. Oh, my… baby. Honey! Man. Dad. Oh! You’re too much. Can I open it? Can I open it? Please. Open them. Open. All right.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, my goodness. Let me see. Oh, my gosh. Wow. This is perfect. It’s like self-care in a box, baby. Thank you so much. Oh… aww. …My. Oh, wow. Wow, wow. When… let me — I can’t believe you, son. Oh. These… this… son, this is like a time machine. Aww. Thank you. Thank you, son. Thank you. Baby. In what universe are you even remotely responsible for rory’s death? He was investigating a crime. Investigating
this crime. The killer happened to be there. Exactly. If it wasn’t for me, rory wouldn’t be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
[ Sighs ] Okay. It’s time for some tough love. What happened to rory was a tragedy, and you are entitled to feel however you want about that, but not responsible. The only person responsible for this is the monster who killed rory. You’re right. I know you’re saying it, but I don’t think you mean it. Listen, it’s human nature. When things get really, really bad, we try to make sense of them, and we’re willing to accept answers from anywhere, even if that means believing the worst about ourselves. And you think that’s what I’m doing? It is what you’re doing.
[ Sobs ] And blaming yourself… it’s only gonna hold you back. And rory would not want that for you. Rory would want you to keep moving forward. Come here. Look, I appreciate you owning what you did. That proves to me that you can still be a good man… which is why I was drawn to you in the first place. Well, uh… helping a woman deliver a baby in the woods when she’s being chased by a crazy nurse… make anyone look like a hero. But, see [Sighs] That’s where the root of our problem is. When I met you, I was trying to save my own life, trying to save my daughter’s life, and trying to survive the most traumatic relationship I had ever been in. And there you were, like a guardian angel. We went through something huge together, and we became really important to each other really fast. So fast that I think lines were blurred. Trauma bonding is a real thing. And…
[ Sighs ] You know, fate brought us together, but… but we’re not meant to be. Um… we — we need to tell willow that there’s still a chance that her birth parents are out there. She clearly needs some hope. Well, it’s not particularly hopeful to hear that you’ve been taken from your family. I mean, when you’re pregnant, your hormones just compound everything. And that’s what’s going on with willow. Hey, there’s nothing to worry about. Broo k lynn: I got so caught upin what I wanted, I convinced myself it’s what chase wanted, too. Now chase is gone, and I… I have to live with that. What are you gonna do about the show tonight? You’ll be in breach of contract if you don’t show up with an act. Then I’ll just have to get a different act. Dad, you. You can take chase’s place.
[ Laughs ] Oh. Hey. That’s your color. Really? Okay. I’m gonna take your word for it. Can we do the advent calendar? You bet. Why isn’t there one for the christmas day? One for chr– well, that’s because santa brings you candy for your stocking. Daddy, I know you do that. What? Santa only brings presents. You’re getting way too smart for me. Mwah. Look, I’m not trying to excuse what brook lynn did. You have every right to be angry. Damn right I do. Brook lynn — brook lynn… made a mistake. One that cost you dearly. But just because she didn’t do the right thing doesn’t mean you can’T. What are you talking about? Your badge was taken away. Not your moral compass. There’s still a wrong left for you to make right. Tonight.
[ Knock on door ] I’ll go get that. Dante: Oh, hey. Dante. Yeah. Sorry to interrupt. Merry christmas. But I got some news, and I don’t think it can wait.
Who needs chase when I’ve got eddie maine? Brook lynn. What linc and blaze signed up for and what the rice plaza bookers agreed to was a performance by two up-and-comers. You can’t just change the terms at the last minute. Well, this is an emergency. They won’t see it that way. Now, look, if there’s no way you’re gonna get chase to do this, you need to be honest with the people that you made an agreement with. Tell them I can’t deliver. Unfortunately — dare I say it? Mm, please don’T. You have to face the music. Look, carly, I… I-I still don’t feel good keeping this from her. All we have is a theory, and an extremely disturbing one at that. Okay. Okay. You’re right. I… I think. I’ll take that. You okay? Yeah. Sorry for getting so… oh, well, we are going to spend many more christmases together. You hear me?
[ “God rest ye merry, gentlemen” plays ] I’m gonna take this to my room. You’re doing a good job hiding your pain from violet. Wasn’t so sure if what you told me the other day. Your performance has improved. Thanks? I’m not trying to pry. I know there are elements of your breakup you don’t want to discuss, but… violet loves her aunt elizabeth. I know, I know. And no matter what happens between us, elizabeth will always be a part of violet’s life. I’m proud of you for not leaning into despair when it would be so easy to. Well, you know, I’ve had a lot of practice. You know, I think I finally learned my lesson this time, dad. You know, I’m not cut out for love or relationships. I… as much as I try, some sort of tragedy follows me everywhere. I know you’ve experienced your share of darkness. We’ve had our share of darkness as a family, as well. But it would be a mistake to ignore all the joy we’ve had, too. Is this the part of the conversation where you say, “everything happens for a reason”?
[ Laughs ] I wouldn’t dream of being so cliché. Mm. But the journey you’ve been on has put you on the path that brought violet into your life. Would you change that? Of course not. Not — not for a minute. So maybe don’t throw in the towel yet. Sorry about that. Listen, the ccrb is gonna revisit your reinstatement. They’re gonna take another look at your case at the next meeting in the spring. That’s great! Fantastic. Yeah. It was supposed to be a done deal. Yeah, it was, but I don’t know. Brook lynn managed to get them her letter. I thought it was too late for that. It was. Like I said, I have no idea what happened. Maybe she wore them down.
[ Sighs ] Yeah. Yeah. Brook lynn has that effect on people. Yeah. She does. And thank you for coming here and telling me that. Yeah. Merry christmas, partner.
[ “We wish you a merry christmas” plays ] Hey.
[ Door closes ] What did dante want? To deliver a christmas miracle. You mean a lot to me. You really do. And I do wish that things were different, but they’re just not. So… maybe we should just call it. I am grateful for you. And not just because you brought bailey lou into this world, but…for the time that we spent together, even though it didn’t work out. Me too.
[ “Hark! The herald angels sing” plays ] Merry christmas.
[ Chuckles ] No, no, no, really. Merry christmas, maxie. I hope those kids have a great holiday. Give that little bailey a hug for me? Of course. Thanks for being the best. Call me if you need anything. You know I will.
[ Door closes ] How are you feeling?
[ Sighs ] I’m okay. There’s something I want to do, and I need your help. Didn’t think I was gonna leave you out, did you? Um… I figured. I just thought I was gonna have to wait till morning. Well, that was the plan, but you inspired me.
[ Chuckles ] That’s it. Let’s see. Mm. That was our first christmas together. Oh, dad. Your mama, me, tommy. And that blur, that’s your aunt stella. She set the timer too fast. We thought it was all funny, so… so that’s our favorite. And that little boy right there… that’s you. I can’t tell you how grateful I am, curtis, for this second chance to make up for those… all those holidays I missed spending with you. I don’t understand, because you and sam and kristina and molly, you all have your own lives. You’re not…
[ Sighs ] You don’t get drawn in by our family. You’re not dependent on us. You don’t get sucked into the drama and the scheming and the treachery. We’re still connected to them. I-I fully expected victor to walk through that door and refer to this gathering as it were some, like, “little soiree,” while he’s lecturing us about family. Right. You can’t escape being a cassadine, spencer, but you can survive it. Okay. How? The girls and I, we have our own lives, right? Because I insisted on that. They insisted on that. And that wasn’t easy, but it just looks easy on nights like this. And, yes, victor has a special interest in you, and I am advising you to be very cautious about that. And if you have questions that he can’t answer, you ask me instead. Mm. Because this band of psychopathic murdering megalomaniacs are ours. They’re our family, and they always will be. So basically, I’m doomed, like a brontosaurus in a tar pit then.
[ Sighs ] This place that you live in is always gonna take space up in your head. But the key is to just accept that. And if you do that, it’ll just be easier to forge your own path. Is that how you do it? Is that how you’re able to always rise above the insanity that is our own family? Because that is all I want to do. I remember that genetics don’t dictate your actions. You’re your own person. And you can never not be a cassadine, but you can ground yourself in other things. Such as? Find out what makes you feel alive. You. Spencer. Not spencer cassadine. Does that make sense? I’m not sure. I want it to. Find out what makes you happy, figure out what that is, and then hang on to that, and let that be your guide. And I promise you, this is not gonna last forever. At some point, you will be able to ignore their attempts to pull you in, and you will just follow your own heart.
Harrison chase’s manager, right? I’ve been looking everywhere for you. Where’s my opening act? Um, about that… brook lynn! Hi! Hi. I’m so happy to see you! I came to wish you and chase good luck. No, those don’t go there. Ooh. Where’s chase? Chase isn’t coming. Oh. I’m sorry. Is there something I can do to help? No, there’s not. But thanks. Okay, then I’m gonna go find my kids and my mom. Uh…break a leg. -Thanks. -So where is he? Look, I’m so sorry. I know this is disappointing, but… blaze is gonna have to perform solo. No. “No”? What do you mean, “no”? Chase isn’t coming, so I don’t see another option. Blaze’s manager’s been screaming at me all afternoon. A solo performance is a nonstarter. You need to fix this — now. Molly, this caramel apple pie is to die for. I mean, you legitimately made this yourself? I did. Yes. Thank you. Yeah. Baking has become sort of, like, a meditation for me these days. Mm. Well, I, too, am beginning to realize that there is more to life than work. I have organized a charity clothing drive to benefit struggling lgbtq+ youth. -You organized that? -Yeah. It starts tomorrow. I realized that helping other people gives my life purpose. And I never would have realized how much I needed that if I didn’t have a job that allows me the time to explore it. It seems like you’ve all found the things that make you feel alive. Oh, well, yeah, that’s a lovely way of putting it, spencer. I guess we’re lucky that way. Merry christmas, everybody. I’m afraid that I have to go, though. Oh, spencer. Are you okay? Was it something kristina said?
[ Chuckles ] It was, actually. What all of you said. Thank you, aunt alexis. I just realized that there’s somewhere that I have to be.
[ “What child is this?” Plays ]
[ Sighs ] Thanks. Look at those two. If you didn’t know better, you would think that there’s nothing wrong in the world, that it truly is peace on earth. Yeah, they are beautiful. Yeah. This whole evening. I get to spend christmas with my family. That’s a gift. Merry christmas, dad. Merry christmas, son.
[ Chuckles ] Honey, this is such a lovely idea. You’re so thoughtful. Rory holds a special place in my heart, and it’s important for me to keep his memory alive, even while I move forward. Oh. It just needs one final touch.
[ “O come, all ye faithful” plays ] Oh. Is that… is that from a soda can?
[ Laughs ] I know it’s corny. No. But the day we met, the police had been questioning me for a while, and he brought me a soda. Then when I was exonerated, he brought me another one. And because I’m ridiculous, I saved the tab. You are not ridiculous in any way, shape, or form. You know what that is, sweetheart? That’s perfect. Okay. I need to go. -This is darth vader. -It is? Oh, wow. Already? Yeah. We barely had a chance to talk. I know, but I have to get home. Hey. You have a merry christmas. Bye-bye, grandma. -Bye-bye. -Aww! -Merry christmas. -Yeah! That’s so sweet. -Oh! I love it. I love you. You have a good night, okay? Okay. I’ll walk you out. Yes. Okay. I’ll be back. Here.
[ “Deck the halls” plays ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Suspenseful music plays ]
[ Horn honks ]
[ Vehicle passes ]
[ Tires screeching ] I’ve been dying to do that all night. Keeping my hands off of you has been really difficult. Mm. Before you go…
[ Gasps ] …I got you a present. You got me a present? I did.
Hark! The herald angels sing
[ Gasps ] Oh! I love it. Hopefully it’ll remind you of our time together there. It will, but I could never forget.
…And mercy mild what is the key for? You’ll find out. Merry christmas. Ah!
Joyful all ye nations rise
join the triumph of the skies
with angelic hosts proclaim when will I be able to make hot cocoa by myself? Oh. Far too soon, I’m afraid. All right. Well, here we are. We’ve got our hot cocoa. Here. Is anybody ready for a story? Can grandpa read it? You bet. I would be honored. ‘Twas the night before christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” So that charity work you’re doing… mom, I really don’t want to argue with you on christmas eve. Well, then santa came early for you because I was just gonna say… that I love that you’re doing what makes you happy and that you love. And I’m so proud of you.
[ Singsongy voice ] Welcome back! There’s no place I would rather be.
[ Normal voice ] Mm…
“christ is born in bethlehem”
ah, ah, ah
[ Knock on door ] I’ll get it.
“Glory to the newborn spencer. Merry christmas.
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