General Hospital Transcript
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oh, santa’s coming for us santa wasn’t the only hit with leo this year. Could he have you liked your gift anymore? Ah, it was nothing. I don’t know. That look of pure glee on leo’s face — that was not “nothing.” Hey, it was a video game about marine biology. Yeah. So how could I resist?
[ Chuckles ] I would thank you, except I think he might be responsible for us never seeing our son again.
[ Both chuckle ] I think, actually, I should thank you. Hmm. It was very considerate of you to let me stay here last night. I appreciate it. Thank you. No one should be alone on christmas. Especially family. There’s more inside. Thank you. Not to sound, um… what’s the opposite of generous? Uh, selfish. I thought we were having an intimate christmas dinner. The staff is off. Did we prep enough food for a guest? Try that sentence again. Did you prep enough food for a guest? Would you relax? Monica is still under the weather. She made it very clear she’s not coming down for dinner. So we split the christmas goose five ways instead of four. There’s always room for one more. Remember that?
[ Doorbell rings ] We’re not actually having goose, right? Cody. Mama Q. What’s wrong? We got a bit of a situation. Thanks for the loot, ladies, but I have to jet. I’m sorry I missed sonny. Yeah, me too. Called away to work on christmas day. How unfortunate. Really? Are you sure that you can’t stay? No time. I’ve got the polar bear plunge, the soup kitchen, and then a date to see brad sing with the pc gay men’s choir. Well, that is quite a christmas. Places to go, people to see. Well, have a wonderful day, everyone. Merry christmas. Merry christmas. You too. Come here. Ooh. Give me a hug. Merry christmas. Merry christmas. Britta, I’ll walk you out. Bye. You don’t have to do this, you know. Do what? Act like this is your last christmas with us. Huntington’s or not, you still have many more years ahead of you. Oh. I should get going, too. The roads are a mess, and I don’t want to miss my flight. Oh, no, um, wait. I wanted to check in with you. How are you doing? You know, christmas is a tough time to go through a breakup. It was a good thing. Austin and i are not meant to be. Right. But it’s still okay to be sad about it. And I am. But it helps spending the morning with james and bailey and this motley crew.
[ Chuckles ] And now I’m going to portland to see georgie. My christmas just keeps getting better. Do you like your present? I love it. But you coming to visit was all the gift I needed.
[ Giggles ] I want to go try on my present.
[ Giggles ]
[ Sighs ] Oh. Thank you so much for bringing georgie. I can’t tell you how much I missed her last year. Well, you helped raise her. Um, you know, you’ll always be her third parent, even if we are
[Inhales deeply] No longer a we. And, hey, thanks for allowing maxie to join us tonight. It will, uh, really mean a lot to georgie. Oh. Just georgie, huh? Sonny: Anybody here?
[ Door opens ]
[ Sighs ] Sasha, what are you doing here? Ow! Alright, you little animals. Here I come. Hey, mom? Hi. Is everything okay? Yeah, I’m great. Alright. It’s just that you’ve been very quiet about everything that’s happened between you and finn. I just want you to know that you can talk to me about anything. I know. I know, thank you. But I’m fine. I promise. Okay. Is josslyn stopping by? Uh, no. Her car is still busted from last night. Oh. That’s too bad. Yeah. It’s probably for the best, though. The shape the roads are in, nobody should be behind the wheel today. Sorry to pull you away from your family. Oh, comes with the territory. But nobody knows that better than you, right? It was so bad out there. I had to walk here. Ugh. Last night’s storm was intense. Snow was completely covering sections of harbor view drive. Add that to the ice damage to all the other roads surrounding the city. Yeah. It’s just a disaster. And on christmas. Yeah. So many people are going to have an unhappy holiday because of this. Wait, maxie. You have one more.
[ Cellphone rings ] Here you go. Okay. No. What is it? I cannot believe this is happening. Maxie, what is happening? My flight was canceled. I’m not going to get to see georgie on christmas.
What’s going on? Um, I don’t know if you heard. But, uh… harborview is totally blocked off because of the storm? Yeah. Uh, no one’s getting out your main gate unless they’re planning on walking. Well, I mean, luckily, everyone here is planning on staying here, at least for the foreseeable future, so. Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. Thank you. Cody. Wh– what are your plans for the day? Well, I was gonna hit up beradino’s for their holiday menu, but [Chuckles] That’s obviously shot. Um, no big deal. You know, I’ll scrounge something out of the fridge. You will do no such thing. I won’t? No. You’re staying right here. We’ll figure out something with the food. Lo– I — I really don’t want to impose. You’re not imposing. It’s no imposition. Right, ned? Back me up, here. The more, the merrier. I know it’s not my last christmas. Good. But how many more will I be able to live life to the fullest? Despite the old adage, it’s unwise to live every day as if it’s your last. Really? Yes, really.
[ Scoffs ] Racing around, desperate to check things off a list.
Nein. Live every day as if it’s your first. So you never lose sight of all the magic and wonder around you. Merry christmas. Frohliche weihnachten,
britta. I’m so sorry you had to come out here on christmas. I thought I disarmed the security system. Apparently not. Sasha, do you come here a lot? No, um… but the garage is being sold soon, and brando’s new year’s resolution for 2022 was to finish his bike by 2023. Time’s almost up. Mm-hmm. I thought that since I used to work at my neighbor’s garage, I could figure it out. But…
[ Chuckles ] Not so much? Not so much. Alright. [ Sighs ] What are you doing? You’re not the only one who can work on engines. No, sonny.
[ Chuckles ] You should be with nina today. Uh, I’m gonna get to that. But I think if we work together, we can — we can do this by dinnertime. Hand me that wrench right there. Right there.
[ Chuckles ] Okay. Austin, brook lynn. This is our newest dinner guest. Please welcome him. Cody will be joining us tonight. Cody, help yourself to a drink. Make yourself comfortable. Liv, I hate to keep harping on this. I know we don’t have enough food. You know what? I’m going to go whip up a lasagna very quickly. It’ll be probably box noodles. But what are you gonna do? Hey, um… I think we’ll survive.
[ Chuckles ] Thank you. Well, leo, for one, will be thrilled to see you, cody. And just like that, I was replaced. Oh, well, horse wrangler trumps doctor. [ Chuckles ] You must be thrilled. I — I know you were never my biggest fan, so I’m guessing you’re over the moon that I messed things up with maxie. You’re trying to beeverything for everyone. Told a white lie or two and things got away from you. It happens to the best of us.
[ Inhales deeply ] Hmm. Why do i get the feeling you’re including yourself in the “us”? Because I am. Yeah, of — of course, I want georgie to spend time with both of her mothers. That is not what I mean, and you know it. An-and I apologize for the whirlwind nature of this visit. I might not even have time to meet that new suitor of yours. Oh, new being the operative word. I mean, we’re hardly official, but you know what’s funny?
[ Tablet rings ] He actually used to live in port charles, whi– hey — hey, georgie, uh, your mom is video calling you. Hey. Merry christmas, mommy. Hey.
[ Giggles ]
Hi, scrumptious. I miss you. I miss you, too. Um, you’re cutting it a little close. I think your flight leaves in a little over an hour. Mom. Please don’t be fashionably late. Georgie, I am so sorry. But my flight got canceled, and I’m not going to be able to make it in until tomorrow. But tomorrow’s not christmas. I know, but I’ll be there before you know it.
[ Sighs ] It’ll be too late. Don’t even bother. Oh, georgie, wait. I’ll talk to her. Please tell her how sorry I am. Oh, she knows. It may not seem that way at the moment, but she knows. Hey. Why the long faces? All the flights from pc international have been grounded. Yeah. I’m not going to
be ableto see georgie for christmas. I needed this. More importantly, she needed this, and I failed her. Ha! Really, aunt liesl? I’m sorry. Did you just scoff at me? And I would do it again. Such a defeatist attitude. That’s not the maxie jones I know. So your flight has been canceled. There are still other options to explore. Mark my words. We are getting you to portland to see your daughter come holle or hochwasser!
[ Chuckles ]
Wow. Uh, those kids, they’re — they’re like, wild animals. Watch it — those animals are my boys. Yeah.
[ Chuckles ] I know, but they — they want me to go sledding with them. Alright, well, why don’t you? Well, because i don’t want to start the new year in traction. Okay. Well, then why don’t I take over? Thank you. Yes. I’ll — I’ll slip you a twenty later. Thank you. Okay. So, uh, which one of those, uh, good-for-nothings are you moping over? I’m sorry? Well, you know, either finn, your father, or perhaps you’re taking a little from column “a,” column “B.” Now, elizabeth, listen. Sit down here. Now, I — I just want you to know that laura and i
[Sighs] We’re both worried about you. I’m fine. I have spent most of my christmases without my parents. Never used to bother me. Now things have changed. So what’s the difference? For the first time, it doesn’t feel like a gap or a pause. This time their absence feels final. Okay, lasagna’s in the oven. I think there should be just enough. Well, let’s hope so, because luigi’s is not open on christmas. Do not even put that out into the universe. This night is going to be nothing like thanksgiving. Okay? You don’t really believe all this universe nonsense, right?
[ Doorbell rings ] God will get you for that. Tj? Molly? Sorry for barging in like this. We were caroling. But harborview is blocked, and there’s no way to drive home. Hmm. Is it okay if we hang here? We’ll totally stay out of your way. Just until the road’s plowed. Inside, now. Thank you so much. Thank you. You’re the best, olivia. Thank you. Hey. Merry christmas. Hi. Merry christmas. Make yourself comfortable in the living room. God’ll get you good. Yes. Okay. That was my business manager. And? And the hangar that we use across the border for crimson, it’s still operational. That’s great. And apparently there are some private jets just hanging out there ready to get used. So… is there any chance you know someone who owns a plane? How is georgie? She’s not happy. Oh, well, that much I gathered.
[ Sighs ] She’s at that tough age where, you know, she’s old enough to know that there are things we can’t control, but still young enough to believe that mommy can move mountains. Well, to be fair, maxie is quite formidable. Certainly is. And speaking of, uh, you did a nice little dodge before, but unfortunately, for you, I know you better than almost anyone. Oh, I consider that fortunate. Not the opposite. You’ve fallen for maxie again, haven’t you? Well, I mean, now is neither the time nor the place. But I — I was hoping that
[Inhales deeply] Us getting together as a family might make things right between us. But, clearly, that’s not in the cards, as it were, so. But it’s not like you to give up so easily. It’s not like I can change the weather in port charles. Maybe not. But christmas is a time for magic and miracles. So what do you say we make some happen for georgie?
[ Cellphone rings ]
[ Indistinct conversations ] Maxie? What’s up? Well, I have a problem, and I’m really hoping you can help me. My flight to portland was canceled. Oh, no. I know how excited you were to see georgie. No, no, no. I can still get there. I — I just need a private plane from the toronto hanger. Please, please, tell me one of those planes has your family’s name on it. Let me see what I can do.
Not much has changed, huh? Still mother to all the misfits. Well, like i said to austin — no one should be alone on christmas. Well, I really appreciate it. Just let me know if i can do anything to help.
[ Doorbell rings ] You know what? You can get the lasagna out of the oven. I’m on it. Okay. What now? Holy mother of god. I’m so sorry to barge in on your holiday. I was just part of a live nativity scene, and my car won’t start. Not that it matters, since all the roads are blocked off anyway. Would it be possible for me to wait here until a rideshare can take me home? Yeah, of cour– of course.
[ Chuckles nervously ] Come in, come in, come in. Uh, th — this must be so stressful for you. You probably have a house full of people waiting for you somewhere.
[ Chuckles ] No one, actually. Um, this is our first. And my husband’s working the plows today, so he’ll be busy until who knows when. So you were planning on spending christmas all alone? Well, technically, I have company. Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You are staying right here. You are eating christmas dinner with us. Are you sure? I would not have it any other way. You — you — you go on into the living room, you — you introduce yourself, and make sure you put your feet up. You’re so kind. Thank you. I didn’t know, uh — do you want it in the kitchen or the living room or… mama q, what’s wrong? We’re gonna need a bigger lasagna. Getting there…
[ Sighs ] This would have taken me days without your help. I don’t know about that.
[ Sighs ] Trust me. Think so?
[ Chuckles ]
[ Knock on door ] Britt: Hello! Are you open? Oh. What are you two doing here? A long story. You? Oh. You know, in typical me fashion, I ignored the warnings about the roads. My car spun out a few blocks away. You alright? Yeah.
[ Chuckles ] Only thing bruised is my ego. Well, the shop is closed. But you’re welcome to call aaa, assuming they can get here. Well, that’s assuming a lot.
[ Sighs ] This is not how I wanted to spend my last christmas in port charles. Last? Are you going somewhere? Hey, you alright? Seem a little tense. Yeah, I am. Maxie needs to get to portland. Right. To be with georgie. Yeah, but all of the commercial flights have been grounded, so I’m trying to hook her up with my family’s private jet that flies out of canada. But apparently, there’s, like, a mile long line at the border. Even if she were to brave the roads, it could be hours before she could take off. Right. I mean, if she bothers to use the roads. Oh, something’s going on up there. What is it? Tell maxie to get to the pier as soon as she can, I’ll take care of the rest. Okay. Hello? Hey, mason. Um, listen, cousin, I’ve done everything you’ve asked me to do. I haven’t asked for anything in return, but now I am. Well, I need you to send a boat to the pier in port charles. I need to get somebody I care about to canada without the hassle of border security. Thank you, the mayor and I really appreciate it. Okay, so those needing medical attention have been airlifted to the hospital, but there’s been no reports of serious injuries or fatalities. It’s a christmas miracle. What did they say about the roads? How quickly can they be cleared? The plows are out, but it’s going to be tough. Tough, but not impossible. Okay, let’s get it done. You got it. Thank you. Okay. What is taking her so long? Patience. That is not my strong suit.
[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, thank god. Brook lynn. Please tell me you have good news for me. The jet is all yours. But… but what? You will be taking a boat to canada. A boat? Why? There’s no time for questions. Okay. Just get your booty to the pier. And give georgie a big squeeze from me when you see her. I will, and thank you so much. I — I owe you. Okay, I guess I’m going to the pier. I’ll escort you. Uh, no — I — the pi– you’re gonna take a boat? What? Uh, I’m gonna come with you. Come on. No, no, no, no, no. You — sonny, is coming over, and you two need to spend christmas together, okay? Alright. Well, merry… alright. Merry christmas. …Christmas. Are you ready? Really? I mean, you’re taking a boat? It’s christmas. It’ll be fine. I don’t know. It’ll be fine. It’ll be fine. Alright, merry christmas. Bye. Have faith. Be careful.
[ Indistinct conversations ] That lasagna was amazing. And who is the incredibly pregnant young lady? Just another guest for dinner. Olivia, this — this is getting ridiculous. Uh, it felt a little on the nose to say there’s no room at the inn. It might not be the incredibly intimate christmas that we planned, but it’s the christmas we got. Capisce? Capisce. Look at this. My arrabbiata sauce was obviously a very big hit. You made the lasagna with your arrabbiata sauce? Yeah. I had some leftover in the icebox. That sauce is incredibly spicy, and that is an incredibly pregnant woman. Oh, come on. Ned, even i am telling you, the whole spicy food thing, that is an old wives’… oh, my god! …Tale.
No, no, no. Not now. Not here. Will you go — go get some pillows, blankets and towels. Go! Alright. Uh, I’m gonna call 911. What? To say what? There’s no way they could get here with all the road closures. This is not happening. It’s just not. Okay, d-d-don’t — don’t worry. I’ve given birth twice.
[ Breathing shakily ] I will talk you through this. Yes, I’ve pretended to give birth. Not helping, brook lynn. Okay. Okay. Okay, we got some blankets, pillows. Okay. Alright. Let’s — let’s get you down on the floor. Down, right here. Here we go. You got this. Here we go. Ned: Oh, boy. Here. Here we go. You’re okay. It’s, uh, okay. Okay. Hey, uh, tj is a doctor. He can help deliver the baby. Really? Um, I-I-I-I’ve never done it before, but I can figure it out. Okay. Okay. Is this what I think it is? Okay, great, another doctor. You and you. Teamwork makes dream work. Come on, get moving. Here you go. Do you — you need another pillow?
[ Overlapping speech ] Aah! Hey, elizabeth. Uh, so, I know you’re a little down, but here’s the good news — there’s good news? Yes. You are the most resilient girl that I’ve ever met. You — you — you take the cards that are dealt you. And you never complain. Well, almost never. And look at the — look — look at the home you’ve made here for the kids. I mean, they feel loved and safe. And for that, I respect you. I salute you as well. Thank you for saying that. Well… listen, jeff, you know, he’s a fool not to see what a great daughter he’s got.
[ Sighs ] Even though franco’s gone… you’re still a baldwin. Never forget that. I won’T. Aah! Hey, you’re doing — you’re doing great. You’re gonna be okay. You can do this. You got this. Do you mind — can you watch her for a second? Yeah, of course.Thank you. You got this, sweetheart. You’re okay. You’ll be okay. You got it. Just keep breathing. Just like we talked about. Yeah. I think I’m gonna go get some ice chips. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Good idea. Aah! What’s going on? This is not gonna be easy. Oh, yeah, that’s pretty obvious. But, I mean, you delivered maxie’s baby, right? You can do this. Uh, maxie’s baby wasn’t breech. What? Isn’t that — isn’t that something that she would have known? Not necessarily. Not if the baby’s flipped recently. Look, if we were in a hospital, all kinds of options available there, including an emergency c-section. But here… what this woman needs is a trained ob. I don’t have immediate plans to leave, but I am interviewing for a job in boston. Please don’t tell anyone, okay? Your secret is safe with me.
[ Cellphone rings ] What do you want? Merry christmas to you, too. Look, I know you don’t want to hear from me, but I’m at the quartermaines’ right now and I’m with austin and tj and — congratulations.
[ Sighs ] Okay. Would you just listen? Okay. Virgin mary is giving birth today. Like, right now. Okay. How much eggnog have you had? N– I’m not drunk. Eh, thank you. Britt, hey, it’s me. There’s a woman here. She’s in labor. The baby’s breech. Not my level of expertise. I need you to talk me through this. This woman needs a hospital and a specialist. Well, I agree. But thanks to the weather, that’s just not an option. It’s not a car or an ambulance that will get through these roads.
[ Motorcycle engine revs ] We did it! Didn’t I tell you?
[ Chuckles ]
[ Screams ] You’re doing great. Okay, just breathe. Here you go. Deep breaths. In through the nose, out through the mouth. And when you exhale, try to focus on relaxing an area of the body, okay? You want me to relax? Yeah. Easier said than done, right? And I thought thanksgiving was dramatic. Mr. Wattle’s got nothing on this situation. Mr. Who?
[ Screams ] Okay. The baby’s breech? Yep. There’s a pretty substantial chance something’s gonna go really, really wrong. So what do you want from us? What can we do? Well, tj can treat the mother post-birth, but what we need to do is get this baby to the hospital on foot. Is that safe? No, but, I mean, I don’t know what else to do without a trained ob on hand.
[ Tires screeching, crashing ]
[ Screams ] What was that? Aah! It’s okay. Sorry about monica’s begonias, but I heard there’s a baby that needs delivering.
[ Groans ]
[ Screams ] Hi! I didn’t think you were going to make it. Oh, my goodness. It was a very eventful day. But I think things are calming down now.
[ Laughs ] Can I get you something? Do you want some tea? You must be freezing.
[ Laughs ] Uh…I’m okay. Tell me, how are you holding up? Oh, you mean since my not-so-happy reunion with my parents? Yeah, since that. I’m okay. Oh. I want to be okay. You will be. And if you need any support at all, you know I’m right here for you, right? Okay, mom, listen, I know this isn’t how you envisioned this to go down, but you seem to be made of tough stuff. And you have three mds here that are gonna coach you through it, okay? Okay. I’m sorry if I’m hurting you. It’s okay, honey, you just — you just squeeze away. I can take it. Your baby is a little upside down at the moment. Is that dangerous? No, it just means you need to push extra hard when I give the word. Are you ready? I’m ready. [ Screams ] Is another contraction starting? Okay. Here we go. Push!
[ Screams ] Push! Hi. Hi. Um, I need to get to portland. Oregon, not maine. Ma’am, this is edmonton, alberta. I know that. But my daughter is in portland, and I promised her we would be together on christmas. I understand your dilemma but — no, see, I don’t think that you do. First, my flight gets canceled. Then I have to take a super shady boat to a super awesome private plane which has to land because of the weather. Now, I just need to know when I’m getting back in the air. There’s really no way of knowing with the storm. Nobody’s taking off tonight. I’m sorry. Merry christmas. Merry christmas.
[ Baby fussing ]
[ Baby crying ] She’s cr ying. That’s a good sign, right? Britt: It’s a great sign. Meet your little girl.
[ Crying continues ] She’s perfect. Hello, baby. Your first day. So m uch wonderfor you to see. Live every day like it’s your first, right? Have you thought of a name yet? Noelle seems appropriate. All things considered. It certainly does. What’s your name? Britt. It’s short for britta. Britta noelle. Has a nice ring to it. Don’t you think? If you don’t mind, of course. I-I don’t mind at all. Look, in all the commotion, I didn’t get a chance to say thank you for what you did for maxie. Of course. I really want her to be happy, even if she’s not happy with me. Look, I’m not saying I was wrong about you, but you may have some redeeming qualities that I might have overlooked.
[ Chuckles ] Okay. Thanks. I’ll take it.
[ Door closes ] Excuse me. Tj! Mom. Hey. What are you doing here? I was dealing with the roads when I got a call about an incident at the quartermaines’. That incident is you, fyi.
[ Chuckles ] I see that. Now, here I was worried about missing christmas with you, but from the looks of it, you kept quite busy. Did he ever! Tj was incredible. Oh. I think we all earned a gold star today. Dr. Westbourne, in particular. Traffic’s moving out there? Slowly, but yeah. Okay, then, uh, we should probably get out of these guys’ hair. You know, after the day we’ve had, I think it’s only fitting that you all stay and we celebrate together. Are you sure? Positive. Thank you. That sounds wonderful. Awesome. Yay! Aw! Merry christmas. Okay. Okay, girls. So, um, what did you — what did you — what did you think about my dance moves? Oh, well, they were… smooth. Very smooth.
[ Laughs ] No, they were not even present. You guys are secretly just laughing at me. No, I’m enjoying you. Okay. You are a terrific grandpa. Well…
[ Laughs ] Well, you’re no slouch in that department either, there, laura. Thanks. All this time, I have been focusing on the parents who weren’t there for me. And now I realize I should have been focusing on the people who were, the people who have always been by my side, the people I have always needed. I think she’s talking about us. I do, too.
[ Laughs ] I love you, sweetheart. I love you. So much. Spinelli, why are you not answering your phone? Call me. Maximista?
[ Laughs ] Mommy! Georgie?! Oh, my god! What are you doing here?! Well, I knew how much you two wanted to see each other. The plan was to fly through canada and then drive down to port charles. Great minds think alike. What?! And you — you are like the best christmas present ever! Thank you. It was nothing. No, it’s — it’s everything. You’ve always been there for me, spinelli, through all of it. I don’t know what I would do without you. Well, guess what? You’ll never have to find out.
[ Both laugh ]
Still, still, still
[ Cellphone rings ]
One can hear the falling snow
for all is hushed hey, you. Merry christmas.
holy star, its vigil keeping
[ Knock on door ]
Still, still, still one can hear the falling snow come here, you.
[ Knocking on door ] For you. Thank you.Oh! Sleep, sleep, sleep ’tis the eve of our savior’s birth the night is peaceful all around you close your eyes, let sleep surround you sleep, sleep, sleep ’tis the eve of our savior’s birth okay, and I got her the prettiest bracelet. She picked it out herself. You did? Yeah. We went to the store, and I got to pick it out. What color was it? It was like a silver color, and it had a heart on it. Aw! And it had an “e” for ellie. Aw, that sounds so sweet. Dream, dream, dream what did you get? Yeah, what did you get? A sweater. Of the joyous day to come what’d you get? Deck the halls with boughs of holly fa la la la la, la la la la ’tis the season to be jolly fa la la la la, la la la la don we now our gay apparel fa la la la la, la la la la troll the ancient yuletide carol fa la la la la, la la la la see the blazing yule before us fa la la la la, la la la la strike the harp and join the chorus fa la la la la, la la la follow me in merry measure fa la la la la, la la la la, while I tell of yuletide treasure fa la la la la, la la la la fa la la la la, la la la la fa la la la la, fa la la la la fa la la la la, la la la la fa la la la la, fa la la la la fa la la la la, la la la la fa la la la la, la la la la
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