GH Transcript Monday, January 9, 2023

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Nina: [ Sniffles ]

[ Keys jingle, door opens ]

Nina: Hey.

Ava: Hey. What do you have there?

Nina: [ Sighs ]

Willow: I used to feel such dread when I came here for chemo. Today I have a bone marrow donor. I can actually believe this nightmare is finally coming to an end.

Michael: You are a fighter, willow. And I am — I am so amazed by you.

Willow: I couldn’t have done any of this without you by my side. I’m so excited for what the future holds for our family.

Martin: Excuse me! Commissioner Ashford, Detective, I’m afraid I can’t let you go in there.

[ Scoffs ]

Elizabeth: Terry. Hey, how you doing?

Terry: I’ m ready to throw my phone in a medical waste bin.

Elizabeth: Sorry. I can’t imagine how chaotic it’s been.

Martin: Dr. Terry Randolph! As Chief of Staff of this facility, I must insist that you intercede before the commissioner here, Detective Falconeri, can do unnecessary and intentional harm to one of your patients.

Alexis: I know. I won’t be able to, uh, make it back to the office this afternoon. Something came up… …with my family.

Nikolas: I’ll be quick. I just need a few minutes to grab my things. The less time I spend here, the better.

Victor: Spencer, where are you off to?

Sonny: Spencer’s coming home with me.

Victor: [ Scoffs ] Like hell he is.

Sonny: He can make his own decision whether he wants to stay in this pit.

Victor: I’ll be damned if I allow you to put my great-nephew’s future in jeopardy.

Nikolas: I appreciate you looking out for me, Uncle Victor, but the condition of my release was that I was to remain in your care until the date that my original sentence ended. And it’s past that date. So I’m free to do whatever I want.

Victor: Very well, of course you are. But you’ve just lost your friend Dr. Westbourne. I-isn’t this a time to be with family?

Nikolas: I will be with family.

Victor: [ Sighs ] I know you’ve suffered a dreadful loss. I-I’m truly, deeply sorry. So please stay here. Let me help you through this —

Nikolas: If it was just you, Uncle Victor, I would consider it. But the sooner that I get away from my father, the better.

Victor: Yeah, I heard Esme turned up last night. It was all over the news. I know you and Nikolas were always at odds over that troubled woman.

Nikolas: It’s more than that. Esme is pregnant with my father’s baby. So do you really think that he’s the best person to console me in my time of need?

Jordan: There’s no need for theatrics, Mr. Grey. I already spoke to Miss Prince’s neurologist, and he said she was capable of answering questions.

Terry: If her doctor signed off on it, I see no reason to stop the commissioner and Detective Falconeri from questioning Miss Prince.

Martin: No reason? My client is pregnant, fragile, can’t remember a single, solitary thing about her life. What could the police possibly hope to achieve by harassing her?

Terry: Dr. Finn. Can you please double check that Esme Prince is strong enough at the present moment to talk to the police and monitor her while they ask their questions?

Finn: Of course.

Terry: Thank you. If you see any reason for concern, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Finn: Will do. Please follow me.

Elizabeth: Want to talk about it?

Terry: It’s just been one thing after another, and I’m having to catch up on everything that Britt was taking care of. We were at her party last night, you know? She was dancing and singing. How is she just gone?

Nikolas: Thanks for meeting me on such short notice.

Alexis: It was no small feat given today’s news cycle. They found Esme — pregnant, no memory. Britt’s — Britt’s death. How is Spencer handling it?

Nikolas: Uh, Spencer isn’t exactly talking to me these days.

Alexis: He came over at Christmas. He told me about some of your issues.

Nikolas: Not surprised. Actually, I didn’t ask to meet to discuss Spencer. I’m in trouble. I need legal advice.

Alexis: Nikolas, how many times do I have tell you… I just… …I’m not an attorney?

Nikolas: …Need advice, Aunt Alexis, even if in an unofficial capacity.

Alexis: Don’t you have an uncle who’s a lawyer?

Nikolas: Yeah. He’s busy defending Esme on criminal prosecution.

Alexis: Good luck with that. That’s gonna be almost an impossible defense to mount.

Nikolas: All the more reason that she needs a good lawyer.

Alexis: I don’t care about Esme’s legal trouble. What I care about is why you care about it.

Nikolas: I’m the father of her baby. I need your help protecting my unborn child.

Willow: I know Terry will get to us as soon as she can, but it’s hard to wait.

Michael: Well, you know what? At least we’re waiting for good news.

Willow: Exactly. And I will only admit this to you. But… I’m impatient.

Michael: No. You? No, never.

[ Both chuckle ]

Willow: I want to have this transplant as soon as possible. I want to be able to tell your family that I have leukemia. But I have a donor, and my prognosis is good.

Michael: Is that why you haven’t told them to this point?

Willow: Partly. Of course, the main reason is Wiley. I know he’d pick up on everyone’s concern, and I don’t want him to be frightened. But some of it is self-protection… not wanting to see the fear in their eyes not wanting them to have to strain to be normal around me.

Michael: You don’t want to tell them about the problem until the problem’s solved.

Willow: Gee, who does that sound like?

Michael: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. No, I — I-I do that, too. Look, I-if… if keeping your diagnosis a secret from my family helped you, then I’d be all for it. I just don’t want you to think that you have to protect them. My mom, my sisters, the Quartermaines — they all love you. They’re your family, too.

Willow: Even your father?

Nina: Uh, this is just, uh, a — a blank laboratory report. You know, when Aunt Liesl cleaned out Britt’s office she just took a lot of these, um — these sensitive documents, you know? What I’m gonna do is I’m just gonna sort through all this and I’m gonna separate Britt’s personal documents and then return the documents that belong to G.H., but, um…

Ava: Nina, surely you don’t have to do that now.

Nina: Aunt Liesl — she’s a wreck. She won’t eat. She’s — she’s napping in my room. I just want to do whatever I can do, you know, to try to ease her grief.

Ava: Well, I think it’s admirable that you want to help. But losing Britt, it’s –it’s hard on you, too, right? Don’t you want to take at least a minute?

Nina: Yeah. You know, it was really nice reconnecting with Britt when she came back to Port Charles this time. I can’t believe that she’s gone.

Willow: Look, Sonny can be your family if you want. What do you want?

Michael: [ Chuckles ] What I want is for people that I love to stop pressuring me to reconcile with him.

Willow: Ouch.

Michael: No, it’s not just you. It’s — it’s — it’s Dante. It’s Kristina. It’s Olivia. It’s Brook Lynn. And I hate disappointing them. Most importantly, I hate disappointing you, but I’m — like, I’m not — I am not in a position to reconcile with — with Sonny right now.

Willow: Why not?

Michael: Because I would be lying… …faking respect for a man that I don’t have. The man that I grew up with, the man I grew up loving — he never came back from Nixon Falls. This man is a hypocrite. And he can’t stand being around my mom because when she looks at him, she sees him for what he’s not. And so do I.

Willow: That must be really painful for your dad… …to feel he’s not the man he once was, to know that you and your mom, the people he respects the most, don’t respect him. I’m sure that’s why he’s so infatuated with Nina, because she reflects back to him what he wants to see and tells him what he wants to hear.

Michael: Yeah, well, I hope they’re really happy together, then.

Willow: [ Inhales deeply ] Your father won’t be. He needs you, Michael. Sonny needs you to believe that he can be who he was again.

Michael: Sonny is convinced he’s — he’s perfect just the way that he is.

Willow: But you know better. And maybe for the sake of the father you loved, you can have some compassion for the man he’s turned out to be.

Alexis: You slept with Esme? Not only is she crazy, she’s your son’s girlfriend. What the hell’s wrong with you?! Oh, my god, Nikolas.

Nikolas: I know. It was wrong. It was stupid. It was selfish.

Alexis: You think?

Nikolas: Please, just spare me the lecture. I’ve already heard it all from my mother.

Alexis: Does Ava know?

Nikolas: And Sonny.

Alexis: Well, I don’t know what you think I’m gonna add to this.[ Sighs ] Let’s just move on. Why don’t you tell me why you want me to protect your baby?

Nikolas: Martin is making sure that Esme is safe from jail and the police during the last few weeks of pregnancy. I’m concerned about after. I want full custody of my child.

[ Monitor beeping ]

Finn: You can question her.

Jordan: Miss Prince, you are a person of interest in some ongoing cases.

Esme: I know — murders and porn.

Jordan: I understand you can’t remember anything, but Detective Falconeri and i were hoping we may be able to jog your memory.

Martin:  However, you do not have to answer their questions.

Esme: It’s okay. I want to.

Elizabeth: I’m really sorry about Britt.

Terry: We made a really good team. The hospital won’t be the same without her.

Elizabeth: God knows, I had my issues with her, but she really stepped up and became a good co-chief of staff.

Terry: Yeah.  Professional respect turned to friendship. I’m really gonna miss Britt, you know?

Elizabeth: I know.

[ Cellphone beeps ]

Elizabeth: I’m here if you need anything.

Terry: Yeah. Gotta go. My next appointment is here.

Elizabeth: Okay.

Terry: Thank you for being a good friend.

Spencer: I already told you that things between me and my father were damaged beyond repair. And Esme being pregnant with his kid makes that even worse. I’m not gonna be in the same house as him. Please, Uncle Victor, I need you to understand.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Get your things.

Spencer: Thank you.

Victor: [ Sighs ] Sonny, take a seat.

Sonny: No, that’s fine. Thank you, though.

Victor: We both care about Spencer’s future. I think we can help each other.

Sonny: Not even when hell freezes over.

Victor: This is as difficult for me as it is for you. But I’m prepared to put my pride aside for Spencer’s sake. Now, the big question is — are you?

Nina: Well, Britt, you know, she had the kind of light inside of her that you always expect would keep burning. You should have seen her at her party that she threw for her birthday on New Year’s Eve. You never would have guessed that…

Ava: What? Guessed what?

Nina: Well, I guess there’s no harm in telling you now. Britt had Huntington’s Disease.

Ava: That’s a neurological disorder, isn’t it?

Nina: Yeah, it’s a really serious one. It’s genetic. Eventually, it would have killed her.

Ava: I’m so sorry. So that’s — that’s why she had her big party, huh?

Nina: Yeah. It was a goodbye of sorts, wasn’t it?  I just wish I knew so I could have told her how much I loved her. But at least she got the big birthday party that she always wanted, right?

Ava: Yeah.

Nina: And it’s a small consolation that Esme is in police custody.

Ava: Oh, Esme. She’s full of surprises. Turns out that she’s pregnant… with Nikolas’ baby.

Nina: What?

Ava: Mm-hmm.

Nina: Oh… what?! I have no idea how you must be feeling.

Ava: But we’re not — we’re not talking about me. We’re talking about you right now.

Nina: Hey, hey, hey. We’re both going through something right now. This is what we can do for each other. We can support each other.

Ava: The truth is, I am so mad. I am so angry with Nikolas. I don’t even think there’s a word to describe how mad I am.

Nina: Well, what are you gonna do?

Ava: I’m gonna take your advice. I’m gonna get this divorce over with as quickly as possible.

Nina: Yeah. Good. Good for you.

Ava: [ Chuckles ]

Nina: So you’ve given up this idea of revenge?

Ava: No. No. [ Laughs ] No, not exactly. No. And if I pull off this coup as expected, there’s gonna be a little reward in it for you, too.

Willow: I’m so sorry about Dr. Westbourne. She was an excellent doctor — caring, compassionate.

Michael: Yeah, so it must be especially hard on you.

Terry: Britt was always focused on her patients. So I know that if she were still here, she’d tell me to get down to business. Let’s start with your recent bloodwork. [ Exhales sharply ] Alright. Unfortunately… your numbers aren’t where we want them. Your blast percentage has increased and your red blood cell count is actually a bit lower than before you began chemo.

Michael: What’s — w-w-what does that mean?

Terry: The chemo has not had the effect we hoped.

Willow: What about the baby?

Terry: I transferred your case to Dr. Navarro. According to your latest labs and ultrasound, your baby’s healthy. Your daughter is strong. But she’ll have to be for what’s next. You all will. Are you ready?

Nina: How does your revenge on Nikolas reward me?

Ava: I’m moving out.

Nina: Why?

Ava: I had a very productive meeting with Victor last night.

Nina: Productive for Victor, I’m sure.

Ava: And it turns out, he can give me exactly what I want.

Nina: Which is what?

Ava: Wyndemere. Spoon Island. The whole enchilada.

Nina: Good for you. You’re gonna take Nikolas’ home?

Ava: Well, it’s my home, too. And after all that loverboy has done, I’m gonna get my pound of flesh, every single acre of it.

Nina: So what makes you think that Victor or Nikolas will agree to that?

Ava: Well, I don’t know what recourse they have, considering my leverage — infidelities and — and children out of wedlock, and…

Nikolas: I, Nikolas Cassadine, of sound mind and body do hereby acknowledge and confess that I, and I alone, am responsible for the disappearance of Esme Prince. I know this because I killed her.

Ava: I am gonna get Wyndemere.

Nina: So you’re leaving?

Ava: Yeah. I thought you’d be happy to get rid of me.

Nina: Yeah.  [ Chuckles ] I’ve sort of gotten used to having you around.

Ava: Nina Reeves. Are you gonna miss me?

Nina: God help me.

Ava: [ Chuckles ]

Nina: I think I am.

Ava: [ Laughs ] Oh, you know something? If someone had told me sometime ago that I would hear you say those words, I would never have believed it. And if they told me that I would feel exactly the same way, I would have slapped them silly. But here we are.

Sonny: This has nothing to do with pride. Only reason I’m here is because of Spencer. So go ahead. You — you need to say something? Say it.

Victor: I came back to Port Charles with one goal — to reunite my family. As a family man yourself, you must understand how important it was for me to strengthen my family against all threats. Now, I’ve done everything I can to bridge this chasm between Nikolas and Spencer, to try to show them how important it is for them to have a good father-son relationship. But…I’m just hoping that where I failed you — you might succeed. Spencer looks up to you. He listens to you. Use your influence with him to convince him that it’s in his best interest to r-repair his relationship with his father.

Sonny: You’re asking me for a favor after what you’ve done, Victor?

Victor: Oh, no, no. I’m not asking you to do me a favor, Sonny. This is for Spencer.

Sonny: Do you think it’s in Spencer’s best interest to be around his father? I don’t know if you know this, but there was a time where I was disappointed in Spencer. He was stalking Ava. But you know what? He was a kid. He was angry. He was hurt. He lashed out. Nikolas does not have an excuse. He has had every opportunity to be a — a father to his son. And he hasn’t done it, Victor!

Victor: I don’t disagree with you. Nikolas seems incapable of — of repairing the trust of his son. But I do know Nikolas loves Spencer. Now, sh– does he deserve to be cut out of his life? Can you honestly endorse that, given the state of affairs between you and your own son?

Sonny: Okay, this is where you — you gotta — you gotta watch yourself, okay? You keep my family out of your mouth. Or that will be the last time you ever say anything.

Alexis: I’m not gonna be a part of taking away a child from its mother. It’s wrong.

Nikolas: You would leave my child at the tender mercies of Esme Prince because of your principles?

Alexis: Okay, I’m gonna tell you the truth. Sam was taken away from me by my father, and I am not about to help another Cassadine take away a child from its mother, no matter who she is.

Nikolas: But Esme isn’t —

Alexis: I know she’s awful. I don’t care. She’s still the mother.

Nikolas: The baby is mine, too. She can’t have any part in raising it.

Alexis: You know, Nikolas, it’s not like you have a record of being a sterling parent.

Nikolas: I know I’m far from perfect. Okay? I failed Spencer on every level, but I know what my mistakes are, and I won’t make them again as long as I don’t have to deal with Esme’s poisonous influence. She can’t have any part in raising our child.

Alexis: This isn’t about protecting an unborn child. This is about you wanting to atone for your mistakes.

Dante: That’s Cameron Webber. That’s Josslyn Jacks. They were the victims of the revenge porn. That’s Trina Robinson. She was framed for the revenge porn. That guy there, that’s Oz Haggerty. He accused you of drugging him. He’s also one of the victims in The Hook attacks.

Esme: I-I don’t recognize any of these people, and I don’t know why I would have done such horrible things. I-I’m not a murderer, at least I don’t think I am. Just — I can’t look at any more photos. Take that away.

Martin:  That’s alright. Just remember, she is a young, pregnant woman with traumatic memory loss. Unless you’re gonna charge her with any of these heinous crimes, I’m afraid I’m gonna have to pull the plug on this interrogation. Right now.

[ Monitor beeping ]

Jordan: Miss Prince, Mr. Grey, we’ll be in touch.

[ Door closes ]

Martin:  Hey. Not to worry. I know how to set you free.

Dante: If she’s faking it, she’s putting on a hell of a performance.

Jordan: And if she’s not?

Dante: It doesn’t really change anything. We still have evidence and witness testimony tying her to the revenge porn and the drugging and attempted murder of Oz Haggerty. Right, just ’cause she doesn’t remember doing it doesn’t mean she’s innocent.

Jordan: And The Hook attacks?

Dante: I don’t think it’s her.

Finn: I was just, uh, picking up a chart.

Elizabeth: I could tell Terry really appreciated you stepping in to help with the Esme situation.

Finn: How are you doing? I can imagine how difficult this is seeing Esme again.

Elizabeth: It was certainly a shock.

Finn: Yeah, especially, since she’s pregnant with, uh, Nik’s baby after you recently miscarried.

Elizabeth: You don’t have to do this.

Finn: Do what?

Elizabeth: Pretend like you care.

Finn: I’m not pretending. I-I would never do that with you. You’ll always be Violet’s aunt, and I’ll always care about you. Just ’cause we didn’t work out, that doesn’t change how I feel.

Elizabeth: Finn, wait. There’s something I have to tell you… about Esme.

Jordan: It’s too soon to drop Esme as a suspect in the hook attacks.

Dante: I-I know, I know, I understand. But — but let’s — you know, it’s getting less and less likely, right? So you have the victims — Ava, Diane, Oz Haggerty — all ties to Trina, right? The two outliers being Brando Corbin and the exotic animal dealer. And Brando was only killed ’cause he followed Josslyn out into the alleyway and he was attacked.

Jordan: Yeah. Well, wrong place, wrong time.

Dante: Right. And then you got the exotic animal dealer probably hooking the killer up with — with the venom.

Jordan: So he was killed to shut him up.

Dante: Right. And Esme in her condition… I mean, do you really think she could have killed that guy and jumped out the window when she heard me coming in the room? I just don’t see it.

Jordan: Well, who else would be targeting the people around Trina Robinson?

Dante: Well, why don’t we look at it a different way? Maybe we can eliminate Esme as a suspect by figuring out where she’s been hiding out the last few months.

Michael: We always knew that the bone marrow transplant was Willow’s best chance, so, um, we’re ready to do whatever it takes to help her beat this.

Terry: The match comes at a good time. Given Willow’s labs, I want to schedule this transplant as soon as possible.

Willow: Isn’t it possible the procedure could harm the baby?

Terry: Complications can arise with bone marrow transplant. Given that you’re eight months pregnant and how healthy the baby is, my preference would be for you to deliver before the procedure.

Willow: But couldn’t a premature birth harm the baby?

Terry: Dr. Navarro will add her opinion, but plenty of babies are born prematurely safely and without complications. I think you have every reason to expect a positive outcome. As soon as you’re ready after delivering… we’ll do the transplant. I’ll give you some time to discuss.

Michael: Okay, alright. So — so the chemo results weren’t exactly what we were hoping for, but we’re blessed to have found a donor.

Willow: I’m not so sure I can go through with it.

Nina: Uh, I don’t have much family, and it seems to be getting smaller every day. Britt and Nelle and J and then… not being able to see Wiley. Didn’t we start to team up when I was on the brink of losing the family that I found with Valentin and Charlotte? We have been through a lot, haven’t we? I’ve really come to depend on you.

Ava: I’ve lost my fair share of family, too, haven’t I? And Nikolas was my family. Oh, that’s why it hurt so much when our marriage fell apart. But you were there for me. Gave me a place to stay… [ Chuckles ] …So I wouldn’t be alone, a place where I had a friend I could confide in. [ Voice breaking ] It means so much to me.

Nina: I hope you get everything you want. You go get ’em. And just so you know… your room’s not going anywhere.

Nikolas: Spencer’s the one that gave up on me. I don’t blame him. I mean, I made mistake after mistake. I-I betrayed him in all of the worst ways.

Alexis: I’ll say. You slept with his girlfriend. [ Sighs ] But you are still his father.

Nikolas: Doesn’t matter. No. Spencer looks at me, he sees a cautionary tale. I’m not the kind of man that he wants to be. In his eyes, the only way to prevent that is to sever all ties. I don’t even think he’s wrong. But I have a responsibility to my unborn child to rectify the mistakes of my past, to give my baby, the unborn baby, the life that I could never give Spencer.

Alexis: What about your responsibility to Spencer? You keep talking and focusing on this unborn baby. Have you just given up your relationship with Spencer, the son you already have?

Finn: Elizabeth, what about Esme?

Elizabeth: [ Sighs ]

Jordan: Nurse Baldwin? A few minutes?

Elizabeth: Uh, can you give me a second?

Jordan: This won’t take long.

Elizabeth: Yes. What do you need?

Jordan: A statement… about you and Esme Prince.

Victor: I, uh, remember the news surrounding a — a rather contentious visitation battle between your son and your… well, Nina Reeves. I also know that you and your father overcame your own differences towards the end of his life, and I’m asking you to use that experience to help give Spencer the same chance with his father as you had with yours.

Sonny: In a relationship… both people have to want it and be willing to work at it. Nikolas doesn’t want to work at it, and I don’t even think Spencer wants it anyway. So if he changes his mind, it’s not gonna be because of me.

Victor: Well, we never have as much time as we want.

Sonny: What does that mean?

Spencer: I’m ready.

Sonny: That’s all you got?

Spencer: Uh, yeah. I bumped into Demetrius on his way up to the north tower. He said he’d be happy to send the rest of my things.

Victor: Well, the north tower’s closed.

Spencer: I guess not anymore. He went right up the stairs after I finished talking to him.

Victor: Ah, well, I’ll make sure the rest of your things are sent out to you.

Spencer: Thank you for understanding, Uncle Victor. I’ll still see you around, I hope.

Victor: [ Chuckles ] Just try to get rid of me.

Spencer: I don’t care what everyone says about you. I’m glad that you’re here.

Victor: So am I.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

Elizabeth: I don’t understand. I already gave you my statement after Esme attacked me on the pier.

Dante: Right. Uh, do you remember — do you remember if she was pregnant at all?

Elizabeth: I was actually just about to tell Finn that I was surprised when I found out she was pregnant, so, no, I didn’t notice that night. Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

Dante: No, no, I mean — I mean, all the surviving victims, not one of them have mentioned that their attacker was pregnant, and she would have been showing at the time.

Elizabeth: Yeah, well, it was dark and she was wearing all black. It happened really fast. And I hit my head, things just went…fuzzy. Is she still a prime suspect in the attacks?

Jordan: She’s still a person of interest, but we have reason to think she may not be the killer.  I reviewed the statement Britt Westbourne gave to Detective Bennet. Dr. Westbourne fought with the hook for several minutes, but she was also an OB. It seems likely that she would have noticed if she was pregnant, but she made no mention of it. Still, we can’t rule Esme out as a suspect.

Dante: The real question is, where has Esme been hiding and why?

Finn: I don’t know the why, but I got an idea about the where. You might want to start with Wyndemere.

Nikolas: Spencer’s a grown man. He’s made his decision. Of course, I’m gonna be here for him if he changes his mind and he wants a relationship with me.

Alexis: And meanwhile, you get a do-over with this unborn baby? No, that’s not how it works. And what are you gonna do when the baby grows up and wants to know where his brother is? You’re gonna say, “I gave up on him”? You don’t get to do that. A parent takes care of all of their children. That’s your job. It might be impossible sometimes, but that’s your job, Nikolas.

Nikolas: I hear you. [ Sighs ] But right now, I can’t do anything for Spencer, so I’m gonna do everything I can for my unborn baby. And that includes protecting it from Esme. She’s dangerous. Can you — can you honestly say that it’s in that child’s best interest to have Esme Prince in its life? I love this baby, and I want to do right by it.

Alexis: I will find you another attorney that can handle difficult custody cases.

Nikolas: Thank you.

Alexis: Thank me by taking my advice. Do not give up on Spencer.

Michael: Well, hey, hey, isn’t this good news? I mean, the baby is gonna be here sooner than we expected. You’re gonna get a bone marrow transplant and… [ Exhales sharply ] …You’ll recover from leukemia.

Willow: I’m afraid of giving birth early. What if something goes wrong?

Michael: You heard Terry. She wouldn’t have recommended early labor if — if she thought it would harm the baby.

[ Door opens ]

Terry: Unfortunately, I have some bad news.

Ava: Well , you’re not gonna be completely alone after I leave. You’ll still have Sonny.

Nina: True. So what are you gonna do on that big pile of rocks all by yourself?

Ava: Well, I have Avery. And I’m assuming that you’re gonna pop in from time to time.

Nina: Yeah, I’ll tag along when Sonny comes to pick up and drop off Avery.  [ Laughs ] What?

Ava: I, uh… I just… [ Chuckles ] I just never imagined that you would end up dating the father of my daughter. It’s just weird.

Nina: It is weird. Life is funny, isn’t it?

[ Both laugh ]

[ Door opens ]

Nina: Hey!

Sonny: [ Chuckles ] Hey.

Ava: Hey. Hi. You have a key, huh?

Sonny: Yeah, I guess I’m special.

Nina: Yeah. You’re very, very special. Where — where’s Spencer?

Ava: Spencer?

Sonny: He’s going to be living with me for a little while. I just dropped him off at the penthouse.

Nina: How’s he doing?

Sonny: Well, between, you know, losing Britt and cutting ties with his father, he’s not having the greatest day.

Ava: Well, I’m glad he has you.

Sonny: Yeah, well, I-I never thought I’d see the day that you would, you know, feel bad for Spencer.

Ava: You know, he apologized to me. He did. A real sincere apology.

Sonny: Well, good for him. Yeah.

Ava: Yeah. And that’s one less person that I have to evict from Wyndemere. I’m taking it from Nikolas in the divorce.

Sonny: [ Laughs ] Congratulations.

Ava: Mm-hmm. Oh, that reminds me.

Sonny: What?

Ava: I have to call my lawyer. So… excuse me.

Sonny: Alright. So, uh… …how you holding up?

Nina: Not great. Not great. Spencer’s not the only one having a rough time of it.

Sonny: Yeah?

Nina: Yeah.

Sonny: Would you like me to take care you?

Nina: I do want you to take care of me.

Sonny: Okay.

Nina: Hold me. Take care of me. But before we do all that, how about… two hot ciders? I’ve got those cinnamon sticks.

Sonny: Mm. Okay.

Nina: Okay. I’ll be right back.

Sonny: Alright. [ Sighs ]

Willow: Whatever the news, tells us. We can handle it.

Terry: All bone marrow donors have to undergo a physical exam before donating. Your donor’s doctor didn’t clear her for the procedure.

Nina: As promised, two hot ciders with cinnamon sticks. Hey. Is everything okay? Sonny?

Sonny: No.

Willow: But how can that be?

Terry: Sometimes potential donors have medical conditions that make them unable to donate that they weren’t aware they had before they entered the registry. That’s why we do the physicals.

Michael: Where do we go from here?

Terry:We keep looking for a match.

Michael: I know — I know you’re doing everything you can.

Willow: And I wasn’t sure I wanted to go through early labor.

Terry:Given your lab numbers, I’d like us to prioritize this.

Michael: What — what about, um — what about other treatments?

Terry:We have to consider them, of course. Anything to give us time to find a new donor.

Michael: Okay? Uh, just — just let me know how I can help. Any resources you need, don’t hesitate to ask.  We will do everything in our power to give Willow… the time that she needs. We’re still in this fight.


Esme: How can you set me free? The cops seem so sure that I’ve done all of these terrible things.

Martin: Hey. Now, the only evidence that ties you to that revenge porn or drugging the bartender is testimony of a dead man. As for the murders, the police got a theory that links you from a motivational standpoint, but some of the victims don’t fit the pattern. And not to be too indelicate about it, but you are very pregnant and that casts serious doubt on whether or not you would even be capable of attacking somebody like that with a hook.

Esme: Do you know how condescending you sound?

Martin: Yeah. But don’t take it out on me. I’m a feminist. I’m just telling you what I know.

Esme: [ Exhales sharply ] So… what does all of this mean?

Martin: One thing is for sure. If you had an alibi, I might be able to… persuade the PCPD not to charge you. So, it’s vital we figure out before they do where you’ve been hiding all this time.

Esme: Then I would have an alibi?

Martin: Key to your freedom.

Jordan: We searched Wyndemere for Esme once before, after Oz Haggerty’s testimony at Trina’s trial.

inn: Yeah, you know, I just think she’s been hiding out on the island. Maybe not the house, but, you know, every time she’s been seen, it’s been near the pier where the launch departs from, you know, and of all the places in Port Charles where Esme spent time, she spent most of it on Spoon Island. Seems like that’d be the best place to make it difficult for her to be detected, alright? Especially if everybody was focused on Wyndemere.

Dante: They did find her on The Haunted Star soaking wet. Maybe she was going to or from Wyndemere and… fell in the water?

Jordan: It’s certainly worth searching Wyndemere again for evidence of her presence on the island.

Victor: Ah, just the person I wanted to see.

Nikolas: I know we have a lot to discuss —

Victor: Oh, indeed we do. Starting with what’s been going on in the north tower.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Laura (to Elizabeth): Why would that be a good thing?

Spencer: She needs to be held accountable.

Esme: You really think I did all those crazy things?

Victor (to Nikolas): The Cassadines would be better off if they cut their losses.

Dex (to Josslyn): If you’re not careful, it can really mess you up.

Willow (to Michael): Why don’t you hate me for this?

Sonny: This in-fighting has to stop.

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