General Hospital Transcript
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Brook Lynn: Good evening, everyone. I know you’re all anxious for the main event to begin, and the concert will start in just a matter of minutes. But first, we will announce the results of our ugly christmas sweater contest. And look who we have here — our first runner-up, detective dante falconeri. Let’s give this guy a big round of applause.
[ Applause ] Okay. When did you enter the contest? I didn’T. I don’t know what she’s talking about. This is my favorite sweater.
[ Chuckles ] I didn’t think you’d come. Neither did I. But dante informed me that the ccrb may be reviewing my case in a few months. Thanks to your letter or whatever else you did. Which was what, exactly?
[ Sighs ] Looks like brook lynn pulled it off. Yeah, just in the saint nick of time.
[ Laughs ] You get it? Yeah. Your holiday humor is on point.
[ Chuckles ] Look who it is. Mrs. Claus. Oh, with my trusted assistant elf. That’s me. Like we practiced. Merry christmas.
[ Gasps ] Thank you. Hey, I just got home, and I’m getting everything ready. “Christina comes home for christmas” will be all set when you get here. So text me when you leave trina’s, okay?
[ Doorbell rings ] Love you. Avery: Merry christmas, mama carly!
[ Laughing ] Oh, my goodness! Spencer. What — merry christmas. You said you were leaving town. Because I was going to. I thought that there was nothing here for me anymore. And I was wrong. But if you want me to go, just say the words and I’ll leave you alone.
Jingle hell, jingle hell, jingle all the way
so much pain nik will feel when daddy comes to slay, hey!
[ Chuckles ] What do you think, ace? A solid plan? I know it’s risky, but… we’ve got to do whatever we can to get out of here. Doesn’t starting the new year off with our real family sound wonderful? And who would that be? A perfect fit. Oh. Buck up, santa. Bad attitudes get bupkis under the tree.
[ Quietly ] And this year, our christmas lists have one thing in common. Justice for our little girl and pain for everyone who dared hurt her. Still no bars. Great.
[ Vehicle approaches ]
Hey, thank you for stopping. Um, actually, I-I figured it out. So I don’t need any help. And I’m sure that you have somewhere that you need to be. So… here’s good. Okay, I get it. This is the definition of “should have called first.” I’m sorry for the intrusion. Shoes off. Are you drunk? You never talk about your family. You never ask. If it’s not about the baby or my supposed “crime spree,” you’re not interested. No adoptive family to pine for. They’re gone. Thanks for the reminder. Yeah. Your biological family, they’re — they’re a mystery. So what’s left? Chosen family? Close friends that are searching for you, who would move heaven and earth to find you? Is that so impossible to believe? In a word, yes. As far as I can tell, the only person who gives a damn about you is…me. How sad is that? The man whose life you dismantled is the closest thing that you have to family. Oh, so you give a damn about me, huh? And how would, um, ava react to you talking like that? Wouldn’t you like to know. Oh, I think I do. You should be with your wife right now, or at least attempting to woo her back. And instead, you’re here half drunk and lording your power over me. Tell me, nikolas. Did ava finally wise up and cut you loose for good? Carly: Oh, I’m so happy to see you! Is santa outside? Why? Because you are the best present he could have ever brought me.
[ Laughs ] Santa’s busy tonight. He sure is. Well, we were just on our way to the gingerbread jam and thought we’d pop by for a visit. Do you have time for some hot cocoa? Do we, mommy? I think we can squeeze it in. Yay! Double yay! Run in the kitchen. It’s all set up.
[ Sighs ] Thank you. Well, I-I was just accommodating avery’s wishes. Take your time. I’ll be in the car. Ava. Why don’t you join us? Or don’T. You know I’m not going to say please. Mac: Hey. Hey. Oh, hey. We missed the judging? Yeah. How is that an ugly sweater? Uh, thank you, felicia. That’s what I was saying. Apparently, you were robbed. I put a lot of time and effort into this sweater. Too much time and effort, one might say.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Well, I think you look great. This is where you say “thank you.” Sorry. Duty calls. Oh. Now, that truly is one of the ugliest sweaters I’ve ever seen. Oh, yeah. Isn’t it? I didn’t know the review board was revisiting your case. Considering revisiting. Chase, this is amazing. It could be. But I have a hunch your letter alone wasn’t enough to seal the deal. I didn’t even know they read the letter. W-what’s with the third degree? Isn’t this what you wanted? Of course it’s what I wanted. I’m just trying to figure — chase and blaze were supposed to be onstage 10 minutes ago. Is this happening or not? Because if it isn’t, you can kiss our partnership and all your precious songs goodbye.
Donna, this is absolutely beautiful. Did you do this yourself? Daddy helped. Oh, daddy helped. Oh, let me guess what part you did. The glitter. How do you know? Because you still are wearing some of it. Ah. And you, young lady, how about you do me a favor and help me find the perfect spot for this, okay, on my tree later on? I want it front and center.
[ Laughs ] Hey, why don’t you put this on the tree, too? Or I can eat it. Oh. Or that. But you’d better ask your dad first. Yeah, yeah. It’s christmas eve. You can have a candy cane. Uh, you know what? She wanted to, uh, go see the reindeer, so… I would be delighted. All right.
[ Chuckles ] Here, this way.
[ Sighs ] Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Please help me welcome to the stage two of music’s fastest rising stars, chase and blaze!
[ Cheers and applause ] Hello, port charles! Thanks for coming out. We’re excited to be here. That’s right. We’ve got a lot of holiday tunes coming your way. But before that — our new song drops tonight. But guess who gets to hear it first?
[ Cheers and applause ]
That’s right. That’s right. Are you guys ready? Let’s do this. Yes. Keep me close when you go far away keep this light to see you through together: Close your eyes to find a better way buried deep to something true and I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you and all the stars are shining in your eyes could we find a place beyond the lies? I’ll be here when you return ’cause I’ll find a way I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you I’ll find a way I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you find a way to you I’ll find a way I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you find a way to you I’ll find a way I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you and hope won’t change what won’t return but I’ll take a chance so please don’t turn away I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you I’ll find a way you okay? Yeah, I’m fine. What are you doing here? Tailing you. Wow. You’re not even going to try to come up with another excuse? Why bother? Hey, does — does this hurt? Um… a little. You sure you’re okay? Yes, I’m fine. Something you’re not going to be when sonny finds out about this. I’ll handle it. And if there’s a meat hook involved? Better me on a hook than a hook in you. Spencer: Where is everybody? Trina: Watching a movie. Wow. You guys really went all-out with the christmas decorations. Um, my mom, marshall, and curtis went all out. This isn’t the norm for a robinson christmas, believe me. Makes sense, though, right? First christmas in a new house. Got to go big. They’re trying to make things better for me. After, uh, rory, you mean. I appreciate the effort, but — it didn’t work?
[ Sighs ] Don’t say anything, okay? I’m not gonna. I played along and pretended to be in the spirit. But, honestly, my only wish for this christmas is to wake up and have these last few days just be a bad dream. Past few years for me. I would change everything. Everything? Except coming back to port charles. Because then I wouldn’t have met you. I’ll find a way I’ll find a way I’ll find a way to you
[ Cheers and applause ] Uh, I know it’s christmas eve. Oh, but something’s come up? I got to cut out early. Oh — dante: Hey, what’s going on? You get a break on cabrera? Dante, enjoy the night off. What is it? Is it the earring? See you later. Hopefully under the mistletoe. Actually, you’re coming with me. I am? But if this is police business — partly. It’s also personal. We do have a lead on rory’s murder. It goes back to you. And ryan chamberlain.
Pulled dna offthe earring found on rory. Dante: So you got a hit? A woman named gloria wilson. What? That’s — that’s someone you — you know? Uh, it’s ryan’s ex-wife. Okay, so what — what are we saying, that she’s working with esme now? Is she a suspect? She can’t be. Why not? She’s dead. I witnessed her murder. She died. Ryan killed her 30 years ago. How does an earring from one victim of a serial killer end up connected to another victim of a serial killer three decades later? That’s a good question. Well, there’s only one way to get answers. Actually, I think I may have changed my mind. Ah, too late. Like you said, this is personal. You guys were incredible. Could you feel the energy out here? Uh, you were a little pitchy. Thanks. And we need to talk wardrobe. I said santa’s mistress, not santa’s mother-in-law. Come on.
[ Speaking indistinctly ] I can’t wait for that sleaze to be canceled. Yeah, I hear that. So, does this mean what I think it means? You willing to give us another shot? Um… got a lead on the hook. What are you still doing here? Go.
[ Grunts ] Josslyn: Hey. You get service? Um, a few bars show up like 50 yards down. Um, the tow’s on its way. Listen, you don’t have to wait here with me. Tow truck’s going to get here. It’s freezing. What are you doing? You said you were cold. Well, yeah, but, I-I mean, I-I meant I didn’t want you to be cold. Here. You know, if I want you to take your clothes off, you’ll know. Yeah? How so? I’m very direct that way. I like that about you. You say what’s on your mind, what you’re feeling. Except for when you’re not sure. Excuse me. I am fully in touch with all of my feelings. If you say so. I do say so. Care to test that? Walkie talkies?
[ Laughs ] Yeah. ‘Cause you’re too young for a phone. Yeah, much too young. And anyway, these are more fun because only people who know your secret frequency can talk to you. Well, go, give it a try. Oh, wait. Leave one for me!
[ Laughs ]
[ Sighs ] Supposed to snow tonight. Uh-huh. Does sonny have avery tomorrow? He does. Hm. Well, that’s all I got.
[ Scoffs ] I told you I’d wait in the car. Yeah, so you could call nina and you guys could talk about me. No. Oh, no. We avoid the subject of you like the plague.
[ Scoffs ] Nikolas, then. Oh. Is there trouble in paradise? Wow. And after you reveled in my divorce. Yeah, I know. Karma is indeed a bitch. I didn’t think I’d live to see the day. Drop it. Oh, has it hit the society pages yet? Ryan: Time’s running out. You need to recommit yourself to the task. Destroying ava and nikolas.
[ Quietly ] Daddy will be so pleased. Nikolas: What did you say? I asked who gets the house. What part of “drop it” is confusing to you? Oh. Don’t worry, ace. Your father’s not mad at you. He’s mad at himself. He has a bad habit of miscalculating. Like when he locked your mother up in here as if she was the boogeyman. You know, I’m not. You’ll figure that out when someone else dies, and you’ll have only yourself to blame. Spencer: I’m so sorry about rory. Yeah. Me, too. I’ve heard from pretty much everyone what a good guy he was. And he obviously meant a lot to you.
[ Sighs ] It’s still so weird to hear people talk about him in the past tense. Sorry. Don’t be. You’re right. He was here, and now he’s gone. Because of me. Trina, no. If he had never met me, he’d still be alive. I’m to blame. It’s my fault. I brought esme to port charles. I-I-I put you in her path. You’re trying to help, and I’m grateful. But esme being caught is the only thing that will make this right. Not better — but right. I agree, esme deserves to be brought to justice. And if the police won’t do it, then I will. Merry christmas. It’s the least I could do after you took such good care of our daughter. Don’t worry that you didn’t get me anything. Those bedroom eyes are gift enough. Besides, didn’t spend a dime on it. Well? Aren’t you going to open it?
[ Laughs ] Just kidding. You are going to jump for joy when you see what is inside this. Oh, but, oops. You can’t, can you?
[ Chuckles ] Besides, we don’t want all the loons around here getting jealous. Mac: Pcpd. Yeah, we’re here to see one of your guests. Felicia: Talk about a generous description. Heather, step away from ryan. Yeah. Maybe you can tell us what you were doing with him.
Okay, I’m ready to give this another try, because no matter what happened, linc needs to be stopped. Yes. Chase, you have no idea how happy this makes me — hey, hang on, ’cause I-I want to be really, really clear. When I say give this another try, I mean our business partnership. Nothing more. So, my goal… mm-hmm. …Is not to be a downer tonight. That’s impossible. With what happened to rory, it just makes me think about J. Makes sense. And it’s not lost that it must be really difficult for you to think about your son putting his life on the line every day. Maybe I deserve it, considering what I put people through over the years. Mnh-mnh. Tell you what. Why don’t we go, you know, to all saints on the way home and light a candle for your brother? Yeah. And for dante. Done. And is that mac scorpio under all that scruff? Meow. He’s taken. Oh, the aztec princess herself. It is such an honor to be in the presence of royalty. Do you know who that is? Well, of course. Ryan chamberlain’s practically the mayor in these parts. I’m just a volunteer fill-in while his orderly’s off the clock. That’s great. Then you can translate, yeah? Lose something? The whole reason that esme came after you is because she knows that hurting you means hurting me. And now she’s coming after the people who are closest to you. The people who stood in your corner and who defended you, all due credit to ava and diane. But you were my biggest defender. And esme hates me for it. I’m her biggest target. Well, if esme wants me, she can have me.
[ Vehicle approaching ] Oh. Sorry. Um, don’t be. No, I-I mean it. I shouldn’t have complicated things.
[ Sighs ] Would you stop? I don’t need you making excuses for my choices. No, that’s not what I meant. I’m — thank you so much for coming. So, what did you ask santa for? Will he still bring it if I tell? I think you’re thinking of birthday wishes. Those are supposed to be kept secret. Christmas is different. But you do not have to tell me if you don’t want to. I asked santa to bring you a happy new year. Your christmas wish was for me?
[ Sighs ] Donna, that is the kindest, most generous thing. Thank you, sweetie. I really hope santa comes through. So do I. Hey, you want to get some cocoa? With extra marshmallows. Yes.
[ Laughs ] I’m a little confused right now. I thought — we had an agreement. I promised to help you get your songs back from linc, and I’m keeping that promise. But that’s it. That’s as far as this goes. But the letter, your second chance with the ccrb, doesn’t that give us a second chance, too? I appreciate what you did for me. And, yeah, that is why I’m here tonight. But that doesn’t change the fact that you played god with my future. That’s a little bit of an overstatement. I disagree. You took away my agency, brook lynn. You made choices without consulting me about my own life. I’m so sorry. I know you are. Then can’t we get past this? Go back to the way things were? No. We can’T. Don’t hold back celebrating on my account. I just can’t believe nikolas cheated on you. Multiple times, with multiple women, as a matter of fact. Wow. I thought nikolas was smarter than that. I’m really sorry. So am I. Avery:
[ Through walkie talkie ] Mommy? You just have to push that button — I know how it works.
[ Walkie talkie beeps ] Hi, sweetheart.
Does it work?
[ Walkie talkie beeps ] Yeah — yes, yes, it’s working. Now, why don’t you come back in here? It’s time for us to go to the gingerbread jam. Oh, and — and what do you say to carly?
Thank you, mama carly! You’re welcome, sweetheart. Well, that’S… a very thoughtful gift. Thank you. And merry christmas, carly. Merry christmas, ava. And, uh, have a happy new year, if I don’t see you. God knows I can’t wait for this one to be over. Here’s hoping for a fresh start for all of us. “Didn’t jordan tell you? No ava, no info.” W-what does that mean? Dante: Oh, man. A cop is dead, you son of a bitch. Talk — now. You need to take a break. Aw, come on. He’s messing with us. Can’t you see that? That’s an order, detective. You know damn well this was your ex-wife’S. It was found on the person of rory cabrera. One of port charles’ finest. Right after he succumbed to wounds inflicted by a serial killer who we believe to be esme prince. You remember esme, right? One of your former confidants in here? Your room is being tossed as we speak. Uh, you can just waltz in and do that? Inmates’ rights are limited at best, but I’m sure you know that already. If there’s evidence connecting you to esme and the murders, they’ll find it. Mac: And even if there isn’t, I’m putting all this before a judge. You’re up to your ears in this case, buddy. When mac is through with you, you are going to d’archam for the rest of your sorry life. I’ll create a situation so tempting that esme won’t be able to resist. She’ll come for me, but I’ll be ready. Are you insane? You’re not baiting that maniac. Trina, it’s not your call. No, it’s jordan’S. You’d rat me out? Beats burying you, don’t you think? Trina, this will work. All I have to do is lure esme out of hiding, and it’ll work because I’ll be prepared this time. No, you’re not putting a bullseye on yourself! She is not going to have the element of surprise anymore. Lure esme out how? I don’t know. I haven’t gotten that far yet. But I will, and it will be inspired. Tell me that you think that this is a good idea. It has potential. Thank you. But it’s missing one key factor. What? Me. How nice that you find such pleasure in my misfortune. No one is keeping you here… unlike me. If you don’t like my attitude, leave. Well, excuse me for checking in. You have demetrius for that. Well, you’re not carrying demetrius’ child. I needed to see for myself that you’re all right. Do I look all right, nikolas? It’s freezing in here. I sleep in moth-eaten linens. I have no one to talk to except for the baby. About what? I’m sorry? What do you talk to the baby about? Since when do you care? You’re bored. You want real conversation. I-I’m here. You’re only here because you have nowhere else to go and certainly no one else to talk to.
[ Chuckles ] And you call me sad.
[ Door opens ] Esme: No, really think about it. The closest thing you have to companionship is your prisoner.
[ Laughing ]
Oh, I was getting so worried about you. Hi, dex. Um, dex — dex took over for steve. And I was having car trouble, so he gave me a ride home. Thank you for that. No problem. You didn’t start the movie, right? I would never start the movie without you. I’m gonna go get the popcorn, okay? Okay. Merry christmas. Back at you. Thanks again. Any time. Hopefully sooner rather than later. You alone aren’t enough bait. But you and me together? Pretending to turn to each other after rory’s death? Esme won’t be able to help herself. Absolutely not. Why? Because it’s dangerous. Oh, okay. So you can take risks, but not me. Mm-hmm. Come on. You have to admit it’s a good idea. It has potential. But I still don’t like it. So what’s the alternative, spencer? Do nothing and let someone else suffer as a result? Come on. You know we’re stronger together. This is so not what I had in mind when I came over here. I thought you came here to be my friend, to try to make me feel better. Of course I did. Then… mission accomplished. So are you in, or what? Your window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Give up esme before we nail her and she gives you up. Don’t be fooled. Ryan is dangerous, even shut in here. Tread carefully. Oh, well, thank you. And feliz navidad, your highness. Is it your majesty? No — your highness. Uh, what are you — I also turned up the heat, so don’t say that I’ve never done anything for you.
[ Mutters indistinctly ] As for lonely, you don’t know the meaning of the word yet. But you will discover it on cassadine island. Merry christmas.
[ Door opens ]
[ Door closes ] That earring was on the chain you pilfered from me years ago. Hey. Just for that, I’m not giving you your present. You still have that chain, don’t you? Silent night holy night all is calm all is bright round yon virgin mother and child together: Holy infant so tender and mild sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace silent night, holy night all is calm, all is bright round yon virgin mother and child holy infant so tender and mild sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace sleep in heavenly peace
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