General Hospital Transcript
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Nina: Britt. Look at you, so beautiful. Turbulent. Doctor of the year. Everything you did to help people… everything you still could have done and… it’s not fair.
[ Sighs ]
[ Horse whinnies softly ] I want to stay with thor. Uh, we’ll go back. We just, uh, need to take a minute. ‘Cause mommy’s tired? No, it’s just — it’s — it’s cold outside. We just need to warm up.
[ Horse whinnies ]
[ Shivering ] I’m not cold. What? You’re freezing. Your nose is about to fall off. It is not! Oh, yeah? Okay. Then, uh, what do you call, uh — what do you call this? That’s your thumb. Are you sure? You better check. When my little sister comes, I’m gonna guard her nose, and she’s gonna guard mine. Oh, is that right? I can’t wait for her to be here.
[ Chuckles ] Neither can we.
[ Horse whinnies ] I understand that clairborne county, colorado, is a very rural area, but I do not understand how, in this digital age, there could be still three josiahs out there that you can’t find addresses for. That is a great idea. Please keep on it, and remember that a woman’s life could depend on this. Josslyn: Mom? In the kitchen. I barely slept.
[ Breathes sharply ] Wow. You look like how I feel. Yeah, I worked late last night. Wasn’t supposed to come in this morning, but someone called in sick, so here I am. I’m on my break, though, so, coffee? Espresso — double.
[ Chuckles ] Just kidding. Yeah, coffee’s fine. Thank you. Coming right up. Some night, huh?
[ Sighs ] The good news is esme’s in custody. The bad news is… she’s pregnant. I’m sorry. I’m gonna need you to say that again one more time, so I heard you correctly. They found esme? Yeah. And she’s pregnant? Yes. Which brings me to my question, um — do you have any tips for how to be a good big brother?
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Monitor beeping ] I can’t sleep. Can you give me something stronger?
[ Beeping continues ] Yes, I can arrange that. You’re sure the baby’s okay? I already told you, the baby’s heart pattern looks good. There are no signs of distress. I still can’t believe esme jumped. I mean, it’s a miracle. Right? That she and the baby are okay? Yeah, she’s one lucky girl. I’m glad martin agreed to take her case. I just — I wish I could get in there and talk to esme. Nikolas. What? I’m just saying. That’s not gonna happen. Esme: Who are you?
[ Monitor beeping ] I’m glad you asked, esme. I am a mother whose daughter has been taken from her. And what do you want? My pound of flesh.
Nikolas, listen to me — you need to stay as far away from esme as possible. Listen, if esme is faking her amnesia, I’m gonna know. Why would she? She has all the leverage if she remembers, and seeing you could bring back those memories. Do you — do you want to risk that? Of course not, but if I — then stay out of her room. Hey, you went in there, and she didn’t “remember you.” Well, I’m not the father of her baby, and my face isn’t the last one she saw before she chucked herself off the parapet. I want to see esme myself. Too bad. The longer it takes to remember, the better for us. It buys us time. For what, I have no idea. But I don’t want to think about that right now. Hey. It’s gonna be okay, elizabeth. No, listen to me. As we speak, demetrius is cleaning every trace of evidence that esme was in the north tower, and once he’s done, it is gonna be esme’s word against ours. Great. Until then, stay away from her. Drew: Hey, guys. I just came by to see if I could take comet out for a little ride.
[ Breathes sharply ] Uncle drew, did you meet thor? I did not. In the paddock. Did he bring his hammer? Actually, uh — uh, thor is what wiley named the new foal. Oh, right. Of course. I mean, I saw him out there — I just didn’t know he had a new name. Can I take uncle drew out to meet thor? Please? Wiley’s so excited about the new horse, we can’t keep up with him.
[ Chuckles ] Mommy and daddy are too cold.
[ Laughs ] Well, I would love it if you took me out to introduce me to the one and only thor. Yay!
[ Mouths words ]
[ Horse whinnies ] Come on.
[ Chuckles ] Show me the way. Is he strong? I just need a minute.
[ Door closes ] You got it. Dex. What are you doing here? I-I needed to talk to you. Did you hear about dr. Westbourne? No. What about her? There was another hook attack last night. Oh, god. That’s awful. Why would the hook attack britt? Well, the way I understand it, the hook was after someone else, britt intervened, and the intended victim got away. Well, that’s good. I mean, no one got hurt, right? Britt’s okay, isn’t she?
[ Whispers ] Uh, come here. Come here. No, she’s not. Britt died. But she — britt was fine. She’s fine. Well, according to the invader, britt suffered a scratch. The hook had poison on it, and britt collapsed about an hour later. Was she alone? No, she was with her mom. Oh, my god.
[ Breathes deeply ] I know it’s terrible. It’s awful. It’s — this happened because of me. So, did you know? Esme and your father… I found out right before I went to pentonville. That is rough. I knew that my father had slept with esme, but I did not know that esme was pregnant until last night. A-and your father, how long has he known? No idea. But I definitely got the impression that he knew before last night. Mm, and did esme admit to attacking people with the hook? No. Of course not. Can you imagine esme admitting to anything, ever?
[ Sighs ] She said she can’t remember a thing. Nina. Hi. Hey, thank you for meeting me here. You know, there are reporters all around the metro court hoping to get a quote about britt. I — you know, I had the security try to — what? They’re vultures, okay? Yeah, I hope that they don’t get ahold of aunt liesl ’cause that will not be pretty. Is this all you got here, one box? Yeah. Just one box. That’s all she had. Alright. Frank, can you take this to nina’s car? Yes, sir. Hey. Hey. Yeah? How are you doing otherwise? Well, I’m not great. I’m really worried about aunt liesl. You know, I talked to scott this morning, and she is broken. She’s grieving. She lost a child. There’s no greater pain.
[ Whispers ] Yeah, I know. You know, she doesn’t handle grief well. I mean, who does? But she was supposed to be here. She packed that box. Where do you think she is? Did — did liesl know that esme prince is in this hospital? I d– sonny. No. “A pound of flesh”? Shakespeare, right?
[ Monitor beeping ] Perhaps you’ll recognize another quote from his scottish tragedy in which a certain lady says, “look like th’innocent flower, but be the serpent under’T.” Look, I-I-I-I — I-I don’t know what happened to your daughter, but whatever did, I-I-I-I don’t remember. Is that supposed to invoke my mercy? No, look — that the taking of my daughter’s life was forgettable? Look, I’m sorry. Whatever happened to your daughter, I didn’t do it! How do you know if you don’t remember? You do not deserve the peace I’m about to bestow upon you, but the world does. Now, you owe my daughter an explanation. And you’d better think of one fast because you’re about to see her.
[ Muffled shouting ]
Schweigen! Another peep, and I will make this exquisitely painful. You scratched her with that infernal hook. She died in my arms. Now it’s your turn.
[ Muffled ] Don’t! Please! My baby! You need to accept that nothing you say right now matters. The only thing that matters is dr. Britta westbourne. My daughter — murdered, poisoned, taken by you.
Was ist das? You’re pregnant? Cameron: Do you think that esme might be faking her amnesia to avoid being charged as the hook? She is capable of anything.
[ Sighs ] On the other hand, she’s got a baby bump out to here, so… for her to be running around stabbing people, it seems unlikely. But if esme isn’t the hook, that means that somebody else is out there targeting trina and the rest of us. But who else besides esme would be targeting trina? I don’t know. But I do think that you and me and trina and josslyn, we should all get together and figure out what’s next. Yeah, you know what? You guys might have to meet without me. Just let me know what you decide. Why are you acting so weird? Is — is this about our parents or…? W– what? I do– I don’t know what you mean. No, um, what is it? What’s going on? Joss and I broke up. Josslyn, this is not your fault. There is only one person who is responsible for this, and it sure as hell isn’t you. Yeah. But if we had stayed… stayed where? What are you talking about? I was the intended victim.
[ Breathes sharply ] Britt interfered with me. I got away. What? Josslyn, oh, my god. Are you okay? Yeah, I’m fine. Thanks to britt and dex. Was it esme? I don’t know. I — [ Sobs ] The attacker was wearing a mask. I-I couldn’t see their face. All I saw was this hook swinging around. Why didn’t you wait for the police? I-I was — I was so freaked out. I just — I wanted to get out of there, and I didn’t have anything helpful to tell them. So you left britt alone? Well, she said it was okay.
[ Breathes sharply ] She — she said she was fine. She told us to go. She had it handled. You spoke to britt? Yes. She wasn’t wounded. Nothing was wrong. I didn’t know she was injured. That — that — that’s not what I mean. I don’t think she knew. Josslyn, that’s not what I’m asking. Why did britt tell the police that she didn’t know the identity of the person being attacked? Because of me. Everything seems fine. Yeah, I’m gonna go try to find aunt liesl, okay?
[ Indistinct conversations ] Elizabeth. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to interrupt. Have — have you — have you seen liesl obrecht? No, not since last night.
[ Cellphone beeps ] Sorry… no, that’s okay. Sonny. What do you want? Have you spoken to spencer? Not today. Why? Well, as you recall, he and britt were pretty close. I’m concerned about how he’s taking the news of her death. Why don’t you try talking to him? Because he’s not taking any of my phone calls or texts. What did you do now? Oh, you’re gonna find out soon enough. As you heard, uh, esme is in the hospital. Yeah, she’s right in that room. That’s right. Yeah. Right. Turns out she’s pregnant. Are you telling me that spencer’s gonna be a father? It’s not spencer’s baby. It’s mine.
[ Suspenseful music plays ] You sick —
[ Grunts ]
[ Punch lands ] Out, out, brief candle!
[ Sobbing ] Your end will be far more merciful than the one you gave my daughter.
[ Door opens ] Oh, my god! Aunt liesl, stop!
[ Monitor beeping ] What have you done?
You and joss broke up? Oh, you think you can’t believe it? But when I got out of pentonville, I asked you, and you said that you guys were good. I thought we were. I guess I was wrong. So the breakup wasn’t mutual, then? Joss said that we have grown apart. Is this because of that jerk, dex? You made my daughter leave the scene of a crime. I want to know why. Dex didn’t make me do anything. It was a mutual decision. And britt agreed. She said she could handle it. And what if the attacker had followed you? Where did you go? The reason we didn’t stick around for the police is because I was carrying. It’s a gun sonny gave me for work. It’s not registered to me. I don’t know where it came from or what would come back if the police ran a trace on it. Well, at least I know why you felt safe going wherever.
[ Sighs ] Alright, you should probably go. It’s okay. Your mom has questions, I’m happy to explain. Thank you, but I can fill her in. I’m gonna walk you out.
[ Door opens ] Look, joss. I… listen, it’s just better if my mom hears everything from me. Everything? Oh, god, no. No, I just want to make sure she understands that you didn’t talk me into anything. And that the decisions I made were mine. Any regrets? Other than leaving britt alone… not one. I feel like I should stay.
[ Breathes deeply ] This is between me and my mom. I won’t push anymore. You know how to reach me. Yeah, I do. Bye. [ Sniffles ]
[ Horse whinnies in distance ] Okay. Let’s go visit thor. No. Are you sure you’re not — not doing too much? Please, I’m barely doing anything. And I just don’t want you to push yourself too hard. Now that the first round of chemo is out of the way, I’m getting my strength back. This morning, I was actually hungry. Uh, yeah, I noticed, you, uh, you ate a whole piece of toast. And I picked it up all by myself. Mm.
[ Laughs ] I am going to get through this. I’m counting on it.
[ Breathes sharply ] Don’t panic. Melanie lured wiley back into the house with some [Chuckling] Hot chocolate. What about us? We like hot chocolate. Aw. You guys seem like you’re doing better. We’re hanging in there. Yeah. Hey, have you, um — have you heard anything at all from the donor registry? Uh, no match yet, but, you know, hope springs eternal. How is the search going for my birth family?
[ Sighs ] Well, I’m sorry, I don’t have any — any new news, but my reporters, they’re still working on it. Well, hopefully they find a lead soon because obviously a relative is the best bet for a bone marrow donor. Yeah, well, believe me, they know the urgency here. And I’m glad I ran into you guys, because I do have a question. Fire away. Yeah, um… willow, did — did harmony or doug stay in touch with the leader of the commune in colorado? Specifically, did they ever mention a guy by the name of josiah? Yes. Didn’t I tell you? Harmony took me to visit josiah after we left. Aunt liesl.
[ Monitor beeping ]
[ Breathes sharply ] Oh, my god. Did you kill her?! Not yet. That was just a sedative to keep her quiet. Okay, okay. So esme’s fine, baby is fine. There’s no lasting injury. Not yet. No! Not ever. Okay, I-I’ve got to get you out of here. You go. I’ll be just a moment. No! No! Stop it! Give — stop it! Aunt liesl! Listen to me! This is not what britt would have wanted. My britta cannot want anything anymore. She’s dead because of her! Oh. Okay, so you would kill a mother and her baby?
Nein. I would not. Not the baby.
What do you remember about your visit to josiah?
[ Sighs ] Sorry. I don’t remember much of anything. I only know I visited because it was my first time on an airplane. I remember looking out the window at the clouds and harmony giving me a piece of gum so my ears would pop, but…that’s about it. And that’s the only time that you went to visit him? As far as I can recall. Shiloh made harmony cut ties with josiah when we joined dawn of day. Yeah, of course he did. He had to cut off your escape route. Why? Do you think josiah knew who my birth father was? Well… look, my reporters are still searching for other members of the commune, but we do think that, you know, josiah probably would be our best bet. Well… here’s hoping you find him. And soon. In the meantime, it’s so important just to stay positive. Okay? I know. And…I am. Yeah, you are. Good. And if I can ask… if you’ve got time and you have the energy, just to give carly a call, okay? She’s just concerned that with the stress of the pregnancy, any more bad news about the search for your biological family could just be a little overwhelming for you. Well, mom doesn’t know that — that willow’s sick. No. No, willow asked me not to say anything, and — and I haven’T. She’s just — she’s worried. And to be honest, I’m worried, too, just that maybe you’re losing hope. Believe me, I am holding onto hope with both hands. I am determined to be here to see my daughter and wiley grow up.
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