General Hospital Transcript
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Mom. Hey. Hey. Hey. Oh, my god. I’m so glad to see you. Thank you so much for calling me. Uh, is willow okay? My god. I don’t know. We just got here. There’s someone who might know. Tj, is willow okay? Think you missed a spot. Mom, what are you doing here? Wondering why I had to track you down at work to find out what’s going on with you. And don’t say, “nothing.” I’m your mom. I know when something’s bothering you. Gregory? Alexis. I wasn’t expecting to see you here. You weren’t expecting to see me in my own office? No, I-I spoke to your assistant. She said that you had some family matter come up, so I didn’t think you’d be back here tonight. I didn’t think you would’ve made yourself at home in my office. Why don’t you tell me what’s going on? See, I told you it was a great idea to raid the kitchen. The quartermaines literally have everything, and I got to give this biscotti another try once I soak it in some wine. I wonder where chase and brook lynn went. Michael said that they had to rush willow to the hospital, that he was forced to leave wiley with nina. Wiley is clinging to nina’s side. Michael would not like that. What should we do? The most important thing is to keep wiley happy. You don’t have to kick nina out. Just thank her for watching wiley, but you can take over. I’m just hoping nina plays along. Nina: [ Sighs ] Wiley: What’s wrong with my mommy? Oh, sweetheart, your… your mommy’s gonna be okay. Your daddy’s gonna make sure that she’s being taken care of, okay? That’s why those men took her to the hospital. The doctors — the doctors there are gonna make her all better. And my baby sister, too? And your baby sister, too. Boy, nina is really taking advantage of this crisis to get closer to wiley. This is the last thing willow would want. We have to put a stop to this. You’re right. We just have to hope that if we’re calm and upbeat, nina will play along, too. Right. Calm and upbeat. I can do that. I think. Don’t leave me, willow.
[ Sighs ] Come on. Fight for us. Fight for our family.
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[ Sighs ] They have to be fine. Willow and the baby have to be fine. Okay. Hey, hey. Look, we’re all playing catch-up with willow’s illness, alright? Willow is going to be fine. And the baby, too.
[ Sniffles ] What can I say? You set a very high standard. And I always want to impress you. So I was here double-checking. Diligence and proper documentation are a way to my heart. I would imagine that’s especially true on a big-news day like today — the return of esme prince, the tragic demise of dr. Westbourne. I figured it was all hands on deck. Which is why I needed your help. Because I knew that after I got that call. Well , lucky for me, I was therewhen you got the call. One of those “right place, right time” kind of things. Not that I don’t enjoy your company or your instinct, but you have gone above and beyond. The way I see it, I owe you one, and I always repay my debts. How do you owe me? The night you talked my son off the proverbial ledge. You got through to finn when I couldn’T. So if I pitch in, give you a helping hand, it’s the least I can do. Plus the added benefit of spending more time with you. Hm. Consider us even. You know, you don’t have to stick around if you don’t want to. Here’s your hat. What’s your hurry? No, because if you’re gonna stick around, you’re gonna tell me why you want to stick around. So sit down and spill, professor. Okay. [ Sighs ] After all these years of teaching journalism in colleges, I find that the actual work is invigorating. Being here when a big story breaks, telling the truth in a strong narrative, separating fact from speculation. I’m really enjoying being in the thick of things. That’s because this is your first time. Tell me about it again a month from now. Are you telling me you’re not feeling any of the adrenaline rush that I am? Yes, I am. Okay, look, nothing is up with me, mom. I just wanted to take a couple extra shifts at kelly’s so I can pay for a new guitar amp. Cameron, I know when something’s wrong. Is it because esme’s back in town? I’m sure it was a shock to find out that she had been found. I know i was shocked. You know what? I don’t care if esme is pregnant or has memory loss. I hope she goes away for a long time after what she did to me and joss. You certainly have every right to be angry. She did unspeakable things to you and your friends. And to you. Esme attacked you. Eh, I wouldn’t really call it an attack. She went for my phone, and I fell down. It was more like an accident. Nothing esme has ever done has been an accident. Everything she has done has been deliberate. From the revenge porn to framing trina, setting ava’s car on fire. I hope that she gets what she deserves, and I hope they take that baby far away from her. Cameron, this does not sound like you. Please tell me what’s going on. Carly: Hi. How’s willow? And how’s the baby? Willow is stable, and the baby seems fine. Dr. Navarro is doing an ultrasound…
[ Exhales deeply ] …As a precaution right now. How did you even know we were here? Nina called me. Right. Right. Yeah. She said that she would call you and watch wiley until someone from the main house had come home. Sorry. I’ve just been so, you know, focused on willow that everything else is a blur to me right now. The only thing nina said was that willow collapsed. So what happened? It’s okay, michael. It’s not a secret anymore. I told carly about the leukemia. And sonny told me. Wait, sonny? H-how’d he know? I don’t know. I asked. He didn’t say. Okay, doesn’t matter because we all know, and we’re here. So what can we do for you? What do you need? You know, I promise you, I’ll explain everything. I just — right now, I just got to take care of something. Wiley, look who’s here! Grandpa! I told you I’d be here in no time. Get over here. Grandpa’s here. Everything’s gonna be okay.
Sonny, what are you doing here? Well, I called sonny to tell him what was going on, and I thought wiley would love to see his grandpa. I rushed over here. W-what are you doing here? Well, michael texted. He wanted me to check up on wiley. I’m okay.
[ Chuckles ] Do either of you know what’s going on with willow? Wiley, sweetie, why don’t you go brush your teeth and get ready for bed? I already did. Uh, do it again, and I’ll give you five bucks. Deal!
[ Chuckles ] What do you think? Should we tell them? Yes, you should tell us. Willow’s baby is my family. Is there a problem with the baby? I mean, it’s too early for her to go into labor, right? I haven’t heard anything since they were at the hospital, but there’s a lot more going on than just willow being pregnant. Um… she has leukemia. What? I had no idea. Oh, my god. Poor willow. Poor michael. He must be going crazy. I don’t think anyone else in the family knows about this. Yeah, we just found out. Leukemia? But, I mean, she’s gonna be treated, right? She’s gonna be okay. Well, we don’t know the details, but from what we can tell… …willow’s leukemia is in stage iv. I’m fine, mom. Really. Well, my mother’s instincts are telling me differently. Okay, maybe I’m not fine, but there’s nothing that you can do about it. There’s nothing that anyone can do. Well, then, just talk to me. Whatever it is, we can figure it out. Josslyn broke up with me.
[ Sighs ] I am so sorry. And it is all esme’s fault. Her plan to send trina to jail failed, but she certainly succeeded at ruining my life. We never got back to where we were before that video was posted. Everywhere we went, it was like people were just staring at us, talking behind our backs, laughing at us. I mean, eventually, it all died down, but that — the feeling between us, it stayed between me and joss. Is that what she said? Still no word from chase? No, nothing since he texted that they were at the gatehouse and michel and willow went to the hospital.
[ Sighs ] I hope that willow and the baby are gonna be okay. I’m sure everything will work out. Um, where do you think ned would keep the good wine? Supposedly, biscotti’s better if you dip it in there. Is this even the type of room where you’d keep wine? W-w-what kind of a room do they call this? I believe michael told me they call it the solarium.
[ Chuckles ] Rich people and their fancy names. Well, in that case, sasha,
[Posh accent] Would you care to join me for some biscotti in the solarium? First of all, you are very good at distracting people from their worries. Secondly, I would love some biscotti. Thank you. Hey. Willow and nina deserve to know the truth, carly. If willow has taken a turn — okay, okay, please keep your voice down. I’m not gonna go in there and tell her right now. Willow’s unconscious. Besides, you said they found a match for a bone — you still have to tell her! I know that, okay? I know that. I’m just not gonna do it right now. It’s not the right time. There’s never gonna be a right time, carly. And let me be really clear about this.
I am not gonna sit on this secret forever. I don’t expect you to. Right now, can we just pray for willow and the baby? Because willow making it through is all that matters. I brushed my teeth again. Now, where’s my five bucks? Oh, a promise is a promise, my friend. Thanks, brook lynn.
[ Chuckles ] Alright, hey, listen, I got to go to general hospital because I got to see michael, even though he doesn’t want to see me. But he’s my son. I want to be there for him. Of course. I-I’ll go with you. Thank you. Hey, buddy, come over here, and give me a big, big hug. Yes. Bye, grandpa. Bye, buddy. You want to say bye? Bye, grandma nina. Bye, sweetheart. Listen, I want you to remember this. Even if you don’t see me for a while, I’m always with you, okay? I love you so much. Give me a hug. Bye-bye, wiley.
[ Sighs ]
You’re a naturalat this — this type of work. I hope so. I taught it long enough. Nice to know I can actually put some of the skills I teach into practice. Why have you always taught journalism and not gone out into the field? I mean, your wife was a journalist.
[ Sighs ] It’s just the path I took. I felt the adrenaline rush a couple times helping jackie with her stories, but we were raising chase, and one of us had to have a more grounded job. Right, but that was the past. You’re certainly not raising chase now. Have you thought about giving up the lecture hall and then becoming a reporter? Does it sound exciting? Of course. But I think boots-to-the-ground reporting is more a young person’s job. These days, I’m better suited to watching from the sidelines. I think that’s bull. I do. I-I think you’re being self-deprecating, and I’m not sure you really believe that. And you’re talking to someone who found a second act. I mean, didn’t have any choice. I blew up my first act, and that’s a whole other story.
[ Chuckling ] Point taken. I mean, if you want to teach, teach, but if you want a change, go for it. Go for the second act, third act. You can go for as many acts as you want. I’m just trying to say that I-I think you’re really good at this, and I would hate to see you write off possibilities for your future without ever having gone there. You’ve definitely given me something to think about. Good. If you’re gonna stay here, you’re gonna work. So can you come over here and take a look at these layouts and tell me what you think? Yeah. Wiley, you’ve been through a lot tonight, haven’t you, buddy? Talk to me. Why did mommy say grandma nina was bad? Your mommy actually said that? I love grandma nina. Is she bad? Your grandma nina, well, she’s made some mistakes. But that doesn’t mean that she’s bad. She and mommy just want what’s best for you. Even though she might mess up sometimes. I miss mommy. She misses you, too. And she’s doing everything she can to get back to you right now. I have an idea. Why don’t you make a get-well card for mommy? Yay! Yay. You still haven’t told me why you were at the quartermaines’. Well, I was worried about wiley when we heard about willow’s diagnosis, and, unfortunately, I had words with michael. I know, I know. Sonny, I know. I should’ve stayed away. Hey. Alright, we just wanted to give you an update. Dr. Navarro: The baby is fine. Oh, thank god. And we’re gonna keep monitoring her, along with working with dr. Randolph on willow’s treatment. Josslyn: And willow? Willow is critical but in stable condition. I’m going to look into some clinical trials for her, but we’re running out of options. I wish I had better news.
[ Cellphone beeping ] Excuse me. I know that you’re only focused on willow right now, but I’m — I’m here if you need anything or if she needs anything, okay? Willow and the baby are gonna be alright. We have to believe that. Why is terry looking into clinical trials? I thought willow already had a match for a bone-marrow donor. She, uh… she did. We found out at her last appointment that the donor is not healthy enough to go through with the transplant.
So, you lost your baby, you were entered into a guardianship, and then you lost your husband. Man, I thought
i had some problems. Sorry. That — that — was that insensitive? Pretty much. But also weirdly refreshing. I’ve gotten so used to people treating me with kid gloves. It’s kind of nice to know that I won’t fall apart if someone says something off. I don’t know. You look pretty tough to me. I’m guessing you don’t watch the home & heart shopping network. I have never heard of it. I went on it to plug products for deception, but they spontaneously tried to add me to the next segment about a papoose-style baby carrier, and I wound up having a nervous breakdown on live television. I’m guessing that’s where the guardianship came in. Yeah. Originally, it was brando. But when he died, his mother, gladys, took over. Wait, your — your mother-in-law’s name is gladys? Why? Well, it’s just, I-I know a woman named gladys, but she’s — she’s probably not your mother-in-law, though. You would know if you met her. She’s pretty memorable. Your mommy’s gonna love this picture. It’s just what she needs to brighten up her hospital room and be reminded of how much you love her. Wiley: All done. Uncle chase, will you read me a story? Well, sure thing. Go pick one out. Oh. [ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ] What? You’re really good with him. So are you. The kid loves you. I mean, we shouldn’t be surprised, really. This feel familiar to you? Wasn’t all that long ago that we were living together, taking care of bailey. We make a good team. Chase, you don’t have to stay.
[ Jar slams ] It doesn’t matter what joss said, alright? That sex tape is when all our problems started. Okay, can we stop calling it that? It makes it sound like you guys willingly made one. Yeah, you’re right. We didn’T. It’s revenge porn, which is a crime, and esme should rot in jail for it. Everything was perfect before that. Okay, you’re right in that I can’t fix this for you, but you know that I’ve had my fair share of experience with heartbreak, right? And I’m not gonna pretend to know how things were with you and joss. Maybe everything was perfect before that video came out. But, in my experience, rarely is it just one thing that breaks up a couple. Josslyn: I don’t understand. Why would someone put themselves on a bone-marrow transplant list if you can’t go through with it? They must’ve had a condition they weren’t aware of when they signed up. What does this mean for willow and the baby? Willow needs a bone-marrow transplant, period. All the doctors can do right now is just buy her enough time until — until we can find another match. I got to take a walk. I think I’m gonna go to the chapel, say a prayer for willow. Let’s go. I’ll go with you. We need to put an end to this madness now. I know what I have to do.
[ Sighs ] How you doing? Yeah. It must be pretty devastating for you to know what michael’s going through. It’s never easy watching your kids suffer. And now that, you know, michael and I are estranged, it’s like, I want to give him a hug. He d– he don’t want — he don’t want it. Well — but you know what? Listen. [ Sighs ] We got to just concentrate on — on willow. We care about her so much, right? And they’re good together. I ju– I’m just feeling like I d– I don’t know what to do. Well, you’re — you’re gonna be there for them, and that’s enough. That’s a lot. I just feel like I-I just can’t abandon my son. I need to let him know that. Well, I will be here for you. And as much as they don’t want it… for michael and willow, too. You’re the one who called me over here with last-minute changes to a song that I’m supposed to sing tomorrow, and you’re kicking me out? That makes perfect sense. Oh, come on, chase. I wasn’t born yesterday. I know the only reason why you came over here was because you were worried about willow and wanted more information. And now that we know she has leukemia, I know you want to go to G.H. And see her.
[ Sighs ] Look, when nina and sonny told us the news, yes, my initial reaction was to rush over to the hospital. But is that what’s best for michael and willow? No. It’s already got to be really awkward over there because of the way michael feels about sonny. Not to mention how carly and joss feel about sonny and nina. Do they really want willow’s ex-husband in the mix? I don’t think so. Chase, it’s me you’re talking to, okay? I know how much you care about willow, and you, michael, and — and willow, you’re friends-ish again, right? Yeah, something like that. So your mind just must be going crazy with worry. Go be with them. Both of them. Really. I can take care of wiley by myself, and I can cancel tomorrow’s performance. Won’t linc throw a fit? Let me handle linc, okay? You need to do what you need to do. If I go to G.H., I’m only gonna be in the way. If the best way for me to help michael and willow is to help you keep wiley happy, then that’s what I’m gonna do. Maybe it’s just easier to blame the breakup all on esme. I mean, god knows she played a big role, so it must feel like she is responsible for everything. And it’s — it’s easy to look at one catastrophic event and be like, “yeah, that was it.” Trust me, I’ve been there. But you will only drive yourself crazy if you keep asking yourself, “what if this had never happened?” If esme didn’t make the revenge porn, if trina never went to trial, if none of those things ever happened, I am certain that josslyn and I would still be together.
[ Sighs ] But, cameron, if you — you really think about it, there were other issues, too. Like, didn’t you keep spencer’s secret that he was only pretending to believe esme, and you didn’t tell josslyn? Regardless of the reasoning, that hurt the communication between the two of you. Maybe. Still doesn’t make it hurt any less. I know. I know, I know. She was your first girlfriend. She was your first love. It’s gonna hurt. But I also know that, one day, you’ll be able to look back at the time you had with her and instead of feeling all this pain, you’ll feel grateful for what you did have. Michael. Thanks for being here. Where else would I be?
[ Sighs ] Why didn’t you tell us? Well, first of all, because willow didn’t tell me. Oh, michael. Chemo is dangerous for a baby in the first trimester, so she decided to wait.
[ Sighs ] And she didn’t want me to worry, so she didn’t tell me. And by the time she told me, she was safe to start chemo, but the leukemia had already advanced. I’m so sorry. I just… it’s willow’s fight. It’s her fight, so she can do this the way that she — she has to, but…
[ Sighs ] I mean, even after she told me, she — she didn’t want anyone else to know. Why? She thought it was the best way to protect wiley. She didn’t want him to be afraid. And, uh, he’s reaching that age now where he’s more perceptive, so she thought that if you or mom or anyone would’ve looked at her with worry that, you know… that wiley would’ve picked up on it and realized that something was wrong. I guess that makes sense. I mean, he’s a smart little boy.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sighs ] Cameron? No. Uh, no, it’s someone else. Listen, is there anything I can do? I know that that feels like an empty gesture, but, really, I would do anything. Just, uh… just be here with me. It’s done.
[ Monitor beeping ] Hey. How is she? Her vitals are stable, but we’re not sure when she’s going to wake up. She’d appreciate you being here either way.
[ Beeping continues ] Willow. I need you to wake up. Oh, god. I’m so sorry. If I had known… I-I never intended anything like this to happen. You have to know that I love you like you’re my own daughter. Please wake up so I can tell you what I need to say. It may save your life. Willow?
Willow. If you can hear the sound of my voice, it’s carly.
[ Monitor beeping ] Please, please wake up.
[ Sighing ] Willow’s still sleeping. You know, I tried to wake her up, but… well, you can tell her later. We’re way past that. Will you stay with michael? Yeah, of course. Thank you. Will you tell him? Will you tell him I’m so sorry? Please. Wait, where are you going? To do what I have to do. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” Good night, wiley. Good night, brook lynn. Don’t worry. I’ll stand watch. Thanks for the talk, mom. Even if you didn’t like what I had to say? You were just telling me the truth. If I continue to blame esme for josslyn breaking up with me, it’s just gonna fuel my anger. But now that I’m realizing that josslyn and i both played parts in us ending… it just makes me sad. I’m so sorry. Alright, mom, I got to finish up here. Okay. Wait, wait. Before you go, I wanted to remind you that I love you and I’m always here for you. Hey, mom. I love you, too. I read in the invader that britt died because she stepped in to rescue someone from the hook. She actually saved a life, and not just by being a doctor but being a kick-ass hero.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. And that was — that was just a week after she delivered a miracle baby on christmas right here in the quartermaine house. Brando died protecting someone, too. He was following josslyn jacks to make sure she was safe. Well, it sounds like he was a hero, also. I’m grateful that britt was in my life, even if it was for such a short time. Brando and I survived a whole lot of problems, but I still loved my life with him. Even knowing how it ended, I would do it again in a heartbeat. You know what? To britt and brando. To britt and brando. There. Finished. I’ll get out of your hair. Listen, thank you for your help. I couldn’t have done it without you.
[ Chuckles ] Now who’s being falsely modest? Okay, I could have done it without you. And I’m glad I didn’t have to.
[ Sighs ] It was a pleasure. I like spending time with you. This was fun. Have a good night. You, too.
[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, I just got back into the office. Can this wait? Well, now you’ve got my attention. I’m so sorry that this is happening to you, willow. You and michael.
[ Sighs ] You guys are so good together. And wiley is such a happy little boy. And this baby could not be born into a better family. And she will be born. And she will be healthy. And you will be there with her. You got to believe that, willow. All of this, the — the doctors, the medicine, it’s all important, of course, but… so is believing. You’re gonna make it, and we’re all gonna be here for you.
[ Cellphone rings ]
[ Sighs ] Hello? Right now? Okay. Okay. I’ll be there. Hey, tj, um… look, I just — I want to say thank you. I know you’ve done a lot to support willow. That’s what friends do. And if you need anything at all, michael, please, don’t hesitate to ask. Yeah, thank you. I appreciate that. Yeah.
[ Sighs ] Hey, drew, do — do you know where my mom went? I do. Um… she went to see nina. Nina? [ Scoffs ] This night’s bad enough already. Why would she want to talk to nina of all people? Michael, there’s something that you need to know.
[ Sighs ] Can I talk to nina? Alone. [
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