General Hospital Transcript
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if I could go back to the night that I found out that nina was your birth mother… if I knew then what I know now… alright, so it’s willow’s fault for keeping her condition a secret? No, michael, no. I’m not second guessing or blaming. I’m not at all. If I were in your shoes, I would have done the same thing. I would have done whatever it took to save my baby. It was the hardest decision I have ever had to make. And I’m in awe of your courage. But still, if I would have known what you were facing, you have to believe I would have never kept you from knowing who your birth mother was. Even if it was nina? The woman who took everything from you? Uh, can I — can I ask you a question? Um, why do you have to do another test? Didn’t that sample that you took from my cheek swab — didn’t that indicate that I was a match? Well, the cheek swab was only an indicator that you might be a match. But once we have a blood sample from you, we can compare it with willow’s, and that will definitively tell us if you’re a match. And then willow will get a bone marrow transplant and she’ll start to heal and she’ll be able to have the baby. Okay, nina, nina.
[ Laughs ] Nina. Look, come here. I know you’re — you’re excited, but we have to let tj and the nurse do their job first. Okay. [ Laughs ] Give us a sec. Of course. Yeah. Um…
[ Door closes ] Donna, she always gets a lollipop before she gets a shot. Is there anything I can do for you to take care of you? U-uh, sonny, I —
[ Sighs ] Well, I don’t need a lollipop, but I do need you to do something. Name it. Be happy for me. There was a time that I believed in your father — that I believed in us as a couple. Well, look where that faith has gotten you. He cheated on you with my ex-girlfriend. I’m not saying that I believe in our marriage now.
[ Sighs ] Yeah, right. There was a time I did, and if that makes me a fool for love, then so be it. At least I was happy for a time. Some people never even get that. When I came back to town, I thought that you were the root of all evil. I know. You were quite vocal on the subject. Well, I now know that — that that was wrong. I thought that if I could only break up you and my father’s marriage, then everything between he and i would fall into place. And now I realize that the problem was never you. It was my father. There’s no question that nikolas wronged us. He wronged us both. But he didn’t do all that damage on his own. He had a little help from esme. This is what we call occupational therapy. We make friendship bracelets. [ Laughs ] Here, try it. According to the cops and the staff at general hospital, I don’t have any friends. That’s okay. That’s okay. You can have the one that I’m making when I’m done with it. A gift from one new friend to another. Ever since I woke up in that hospital bed, I have been tread like a criminal or like this baby inside of me is some ticking time bomb. Well, not anymore. I’m not gonna let that happen. I don’t understand. We just met. Why do you care what happens to me? A cataphile. Tha-that’s impressive. Did you go to school for that? Like, uh, you know, the history and layout of parisian catacombs? But, of course. I went to the school of hard knocks. [ Laughs ] We learned together, didn’t we? Roaming the catacombs at night. Popping up to get our pick of the finest jewelry shops in paris. [ Laughs ] Sounds exciting. And what did you do during the day? Oh, my dear anna, what do the parisians do better than anyone?
[ Laughs ]
[ Chuckles ]
U again, a woman’s life is at stake and every second counts. Yes.
Bon. So be it. We’ll keep it all business. So we need access to the compound. We need to gain entry so that we can get in and extract our prisoner, and then we need to get out and make a getaway. What do you think? Can it be done? Sadly, no. Except by the greatest cataphile of them all — moi.
[ Laughs ] Alright, does that mean you’re willing to help us? Yes? For valentin, uh, I’d do anything. I know exactly which branch of the mines will afford us access to the compound. So, you said mines?
Oui. It’s a common mistake to call them catacomb. The truth is, it’s a network of 15th century subterranean mines connected by large galleries. Still, for your purposes, all that matters is that I get you to where you want to go without detection. Yeah. Thank you. That’s good. Here. To make arrangements.
[ Speaks in french ]
[ Door closes ] S-shall I just clean you off a little bit? Just, uh, here and here. You are rightnot to trust just anyone. Shows you got good breeding. You must come from good people. If you say so. But then again, why should I trust you?
[ Laughs ] That’s my girl. Your girl? What does that mean? No, I-I just meant that if you and I stick together, we can help each other. I mean, most ridgees are harmless enough in here, but every place has its share of riff-raff. Like who? Like… ryan chamberlain. Avoid him at all costs. But dr. Collins said that he had a twin brother named ryan and that he couldn’t hurt a fly. Yeah, well, ryan appears to be suffering from a physical condition that’s left him a bit declawed, but you trust me — stay away from him. He’s as sick as they come. And what about you? You never told me what you did to end up in here. I loved too much. At first, I-it was about my sons. Now one of those is in the slammer and the other’s six feet under. I’m sorry to hear that. Is there anyone else? Yes. A daughter. My one and only. Esme is anything but an innocent victim. And even if it is proven that she is not the hook killer, she is still no more fit to raise a child than my father is. And that is why I am hoping to hire diane miller to sue for custody. Y-you want custody even though the child isn’t yours? Yeah, it may not be my child, but it would be my half sibling, my flesh and blood. And that baby will be the only innocent person in this entire family. And if there is any hope of salvaging something good out of all of the pain and all of the lies that my father has inflicted on us, it lies with that baby. What was diane’s reaction? She said that it’s a long shot, but that she would consider going to war for me. Diane’s no fool. No. If she thinks there’s a chance, then… well, I’m pretty certain that you haven’t told your father about your intentions. He will know when the time is right. And what about trina? What does she think of your plan? Ah, I see. You haven’t told trina eithe have you? Nina didn’t take anything from me and sonny made his choices and the metro court is just real estate. I have my family, and you and your baby are a part of that family, and I would never knowingly put you at risk. But you did by keeping the truth from her. I was just trying to protect willow! I was so worried about the harm that nina would cause. And I knew that if she wormed her way into your life, she wouldn’t stop there. Just call it what it is. It was revenge. It was not! Michael, I need to talk to carly, alone. I-I don’t think that’s a — please. Do this for me. Yeah. I’d do anything for you.
[ Door closes ] Okay, um… it’s just you and me. You say whatever you need to say, and don’t hold back. Don’t worry. I won’T. Nina, I am happy for you. I just — I’ve been — you know, I just — I start thinking about carly and how she kept that secret from you and willow, and it could have been life and death. Well, let me make this perfectly clear. I have no intentions of forgiving and forgetting what carly did to me, okay? But right now, this is about saving my daughter. My whole life, I’ve wanted a child. I thought I had a chance with sasha, but that was just — that was a cruel lie. And then finding out that nelle was my daughter only after she was dead. This — this is this incredible gift that was given to me. I get to be a mother. And no matter how willow feels about me, no matter what our history is, she needs me. And I tell you, willow is lucky to have you. And I’m lucky to have her even more, because I need her just as much.
[ Door opens ] Are we good to go? Yeah. Yeah, we’re good. Alright.
[ Laughs ] Alright.
[ Laughs ] Okay, let’s do this.
I know you’ve always had my back, carly. Not for one minute do I believe that you would deliberately hurt me, any more than you would hurt michael or wiley. Thank you for understanding. I’m not finished.
[ Monitors beeping ] I get why you think you were protecting me from nina, but that wasn’t your choice to make. Once you found out who my mother was, you owed it to me to tell me, to trust me to be able to handle it. I’m not made of glass, carly. I lost a child, and thought I’d die with him, but it didn’T. I found the strength to go on. And if it’s not too late… I pray I have the strength to live for michael and wiley and our baby. You’re right. I did the very thing that I’d hate if it were done to me. I didn’t trust you to stand up for yourself. Do you think you could find it in your heart to forgive me? I already have. Thank you. And I’m so sorry, and I’m so grateful for you. And I love you as if you were my own daughter. I’ll let you get some rest. And if there’s anything, anything you need… can you stop by the house and give wiley a hug? I can do that. I truly pray that nina comes through for you and your baby. So do I, carly. So do I. Before you say anything, there’s nothing going on between renee and me. I know. Not now, yes, but in the past. Do you remember I told you about those smash and grab robberies that I engineered in prague, berlin, milan, paris, of course. Of course. Uh, well, renee was a key part of the operation because of her understanding of the catacombs. I think for her, it was the thrill. She enjoyed being a rule breaker. And for you? It’s an opportunity to make a large sum of money by separating some very rich people from their baubles, and I’ve never claimed to be a choirboy. However, I’ve made some very generous donations to charity, and the high-end jewelry stores were heavily insured. So it’s a victimless crime? No, no, I-I wouldn’t say that. But, anna, there are far uglier ways to make money. Hmm. And renee… well, like I said, she was in it for the thrill. But there was never a real connection. Not like I have with you. I just wonder if we can trust her. And this is not jealousy — far from it. But you’ve climbed out of the catacombs into the light, and I just wonder if she’s in it for an easy score or to break some more rules, you know? Lucy’s life is at stake. There’s no time to find anyone else, certainly not with renee’s skills. So how do you want to play this? Took your sweet time. It’s freezing out here. Will this keep you warm? There is more where this came from. You still work for victor cassadine? Who? Ask monsieur cassadine what it is worth to him to have his son and anna devane served up
en brochette? My little girl was taken away from me when she was just a baby. I wish someone would take mine. Don’t say that. Don’t ever say that. Getting my little girl back, keeping her safe and happy is all I live for. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do. No, not anything. Oh, uh — um — you’re hurting me. I’m sorry, esme. I-I didn’t — uh, guard? Is my room ready yet? No, honey, don’t — don’t leave yet. Don’t leave yet. We’ve — we’ve just begun to get acquainted.
[ Knock on door ]
[ Door opens ] Hey, I got your message. You wanted to see me? Can’t believe I’m saying this, but… how’s nina? I’m not asking for me. I’m asking for…
[Inhales deeply] Wiley… for my baby… …and willow. Look, I know there’s going to be a lot of — there’s going to be a lot of — a lot of baggage dealing with nina as…
[Sighs] Willow’s mother in the future, but that…. that’s next week’s problem. For today, just please, please, please let them be a match. Just… [ Sniffles ] Just give willow a chance. That’s all I’m asking.
[ Door opens ]
I knew I could count on you. What’d I tell you? She’s one of a kind. Oh, she’s everything you said she’d be, only more so. Just like old times, huh?
N’est-ce pas, mon amour? So, anna dear, are we in this together? Looping in trina on my plans would only complicate her life, which is something that I have done plenty of already. You can’t have it both ways, spencer. You can’t try to renew your friendship with trina and then keep her in the dark about such a big move. Or haven’t you learned anything from the last time, when you came back to town with esme? You really think that I should tell her? Yes, I do. Tell her and let her make the choice whether she wants to be involved in your plans. I know. Okay. I know. You’re right. But I didn’t ask you here to get advice. Then what? Because I know that diane is expensive, but you certainly don’t need my money or my approval. That’s true. But if I’m going to go up against my father, I cannot do it alone. Look, um, I’m sorry if I — if I came on too strong. It’s just seeing you in the family way like that just pushed my buttons. So do you know yet whether it’s a boy or a girl? And if so, you pick– you picked any names? Look, um, I just met you, and, um, what I decide to do with this baby is strictly my business. Understand? Yes. I understand completely.
[ Laughs ] That baby is not just an inconvenience to you, no matter how much you try to pretend. You care about that child almost as much as I care about mine. I’ll keep my distance. No, um… willow needs all of our prayers. You know, um… you keep saying what willow needs. What about you? Is there room in your heart for me?
Remember, anna, we have to move quickly before victor learns about our plan and moves lucy to another location. It’s now or never. Then it’s now. Look, I know what you want to hear, but I can’t deal with you right now. All that matters is willow, and I need to be with her. I don’t know if there is a happy ending for me. Don’t say that. You’re going to have a beautiful baby, and you’re gonna get much better. Trust me. Even you can’t guarantee that. So if it turns out that I’M… not here for my family, I need you and michael to stop being enemies. Become father and son again. I’m not saying it will be easy. You’re going to have to earn it. But please, sonny… do whatever you can to win his forgiveness. Because I know he needs you. And you need him. I’m gonna do what I can. You take care of my grandchild, you understand me? Diane already warned you that you’re in for a fight. And I know nikolas, and he will not hesitate to play dirty when it comes to the custody of his child. I’m ready. After all, he taught me all of his same dirty tricks. Well, spencer, I admire your initiative, but you’re right — you are going to need all the help you can get. You’re going to need to count on somebody who’s willing to get down and dirty, too. Do you have anyone in mind? Guard: Your room is ready. Let’s go. I can’t do this.
[ Stammers ] I know it’s just your hormones talking. Don’t worry, I understand what you’re going through. I’ll be here when you need me.
[ Sighs ] Well. Oh, wait! You forgot your bracelet. Nina. I thought you’d be long gone by now. I personally made sure that the lab has your blood work, so there is nothing more you can do until we have the results. Yeah, I know. I just wanted to know what was gonna happen next, ’cause I am gonna be a match. Do you know how soon that willow can get her, you know, bone marrow transplant? So, nothing can happen until willow gives birth. After that, she’ll go through another round of chemotherapy to kill the diseased cells. After that, they take stem cells from you and inject them into willow’s bloodstream. Oh. Okay. And then? Well, if all goes well, willow will produce healthy new blood cells. It has to. All has to go well. Hey. Is there any news? Nina a match? I haven’t heard anything yet. I… I said a prayer for you and the baby. I need all the prayers I can get. Yeah, that’s what I told my mom. Now, you might, uh, be able to forgive her, but… I’m not sure I can.
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