General Hospital Transcript
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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!
And then we can put my cousin jared right there. Oh! We have officially finished the seating chart for our wedding!
[ Sighs ] Wow.
[ Sighs ] And it only took… 3 hours, 12 minutes, and 14, 15 — 16 seconds.
[ Laughs ] But who’s counting? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tease all you want to, but checking things off of our to-do list [Sighs] Just makes me feel like our wedding is coming up faster than I thought. And our honeymoon. Oh, yes. Florence. Verona. I can’t wait to walk those ancient streets hand-in-hand with my husband. And I can’t wait to celebrate beautiful you as my wife all day.
[ Smooches ] And all night? And all night.
[ Chuckles ] I didn’t know anybody was in here. No, stay. Stay. Um… we’re both here for the same thing. Praying that willow’s gonna be okay. Yeah, she will be…
[ Sighs ] …As long as nina’s a match… which we would have known a long time ago if you didn’t let your hatred for nina blind you.
[ Tense music plays ] Nina: You suspected that I was willow’s mother when harmony died last year? And if I would have known that willow was sick, I would have said something a long time ago.
[ Door opens ] I’m so sorry. I-I was told this room was empty.
[ Chuckles lightly ] You okay? Are you waiting for someone? I’m — I’m just waiting for my blood test results. Okay. I’m — I’m surprised you haven’t heard already. I’m a — a potential bone-marrow match for willow tait. Oh, well, that’s a — it’s a very generous gesture for somebody who, until recently, I-I think you were fighting in court, right? I don’t have a choice. Willow’s my daughter.
[ Breathes deeply ] Whoa! Late night? Yeah. I, um, I forgot that I picked up this extra shift, and I just left class, so… you’ve been doing that a lot lately, picking up extra shifts. Your psych professor would say that you have an avoidant attachment disorder. Oh, yeah? And what would my psych professor say I’m avoiding? I don’t know. Bad breakup.
[ Scoffs ] I am so mad at joss for ending things with me. But I miss her so much. I just wishI could just go one day without thinking about her.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Telephone rings in distance ] Excuse me. Um. Can I help you? Um… can you, uh, give, uh, willow tait another blanket and some — some more water? It’s cold in her room. Of course. I’ll be right back. Thank you. What are you doing here?
Oh! [ Chuckles ] So, how many more items do we have to check off this list? Just a few. Right. Mm. Maybe we can do it later. Mm! Mm-hmm!
[ Chuckles ]
[ Clears throat ] Don’t mind me. I’m just going up to my room, trying to stay out of the almost-newlyweds’ hair. Um, dad, actually, uh, do you have a minute?
[ Exhales sharply ] We would like your help at the ceremony. What are you doing at G.H.? Looking for sonny. He texted me that something was going on with his family and to meet him at G.H. What did he want? I don’t know. I couldn’t find him downstairs, so I figured I would check the third floor. I heard about willow’s diagnosis. What — my father told you? Um, no, no. I overheard him tell josslyn. Is willow okay? No, not really. I’m sorry. Thanks. Is there anything I can do to help? Just stay on top of the plan to bring my father down. On it. Oh, uh, dex, as long as you’re here, uh, you called me the other night, said there was a problem? What is it? Dex: Where are you going? Well, I’m gonna go to his office and I’m gonna tell him that I can see whoever I want to see, and it’s none of his damn business. Nothing to worry about. You sure it’s not something I need to know? I’m so sorry about britt. Thanks. It’s nice to see you. Is it, joss? Is it really nice to see me? Of course. What are you doing here? I came to get willow her favorite slice of pie. I didn’t know that cam would be working today. He’s always working. All right. That’s not true. I have a life. If this is awkward for you, I’ll just go somewhere else. It’s whatever, all right? I just need to clock in. What’s your problem?
[ Scoffs ]
My problem? The guy’s heartbroken. Don’t you think it might be a good idea to steer clear of this place and cameron for a little while? Willow is your daughter? That’s — I — okay, I mean, when did you find that out? Yesterday. Right. Well… what are you doing here? Why are you — why are you hiding out in here? Shouldn’t you be with her? Well, I wish I could be with her. I would think you two would have a lot to talk about. Willow and I already said everything that we need to say to each other. The only thing I can do now is try and save her life. You sure about that? She won’t accept anything else from me. I’m s– I’m really, really sorry… no. …But it’s been a very long couple of days. Yeah. I — is there something I can do to help? I — okay. Nina, listen, please feel free to give a shout if you ever need anything, okay?
[ Door closes ] Hey, it’s me. Nina needs you. You think I kept the truth from willow because I hated nina more than I loved willow? Didn’t you? I’m not even gonna dignify that with an answer. You’ve been aching to get revenge on nina ever since that you found out that she knew I was in nixon falls. Not to mention everything else. Nina deserves to pay for everything she’s done. But I have washed my hands of that. This wasn’t about revenge. Okay. So why didn’t you tell her that — that willow’s her daughter? I don’t owe you an explanation. You owe nina. The hell I do! Nina’s own choices have led directly to this. The only ones I owe anything to are michael and willow. What about the baby? And wiley? You don’t think you owe them an explanation if their mother dies because of the secret that you kept?
Where is she? She’s right in there. Thank you for calling me. Yeah, no problem. I-it was part of my hippocratic oath. I mean, if I didn’t know how to help a patient, I swore that I would just call you. You’ve helped, dr. Gatlin-holt, more than you know. First, my britta — now nina. You doing okay? One day at a time. Isn’t that what you americans say? If you’ll excuse me.
[ Door opens ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Voice breaking ] Aunt liesl. How are you doing, liebchen? What are you doing here? Doctor gatlin-holt called, said you needed me. Are — are you sick? Hurt? No, physically, I’m fine. Then why are you here? Aunt liesl…
[ Breathes deeply ] …There was a miracle. I-I found out I had another daughter.
[ Breathing quickly ]
[ Gasps softly ] But h-how is this possible? I am so sorry. This is probably the last thing that you want to talk about after britt. Oh, no! I would never begrudge you the joy of discovering you have a child. But why are you upset? This is — this is good news, ja? It is. But there’s complications. Like what? Carly. That was a low blow, sonny. Did I say anything untrue? I didn’t know willow had leukemia. But if you had not withheld the information, she wouldn’t be up there right now fighting for her life. You can’t possibly think that I would have kept this secret if I knew willow was sick. Michael and willow didn’t tell anyone. I could only make a decision on the information that I had. That’s not your decision to make — on willow’s behalf, on nina’s behalf. She deserved to know she had a daughter. It meant so much to her. Can you imagine thinking that your daughter was stolen? That you — you can never raise her? That does a lot of damage. But you still decided to punish her.
[ Breathes sharply ] This was never about nina.
[ Sighs ] I did this for willow because I knew the pain it would cause if she knew the truth. Nina had pushed willow so far that willow didn’t even want to find her biological family. I did this for willow. A lot of good that did. You know what? You got a lot of nerve throwing around all this concern for willow now, because you sure as hell didn’t have any when nina was harassing her and torturing her in court. Don’t worry about the call. You’ve got enough going on. Besides, it’s been handled. Well, fill me in anyway. I haven’t heard anything more about the pikeman deal. Sonny took me to the meeting, so I assumed I would have access. But if he’s still negotiating or if they’ve set a date for the first shipment, I don’t know about it. And unless sonny tells me himself, I’ve got no way to find out. I’m never in the room when he and brick have a call. But pikeman is not gonna pull out of the deal. And sonny has already taken their cash, so he can’t, either. When the shipments start, he’ll need me. That’s when I’ll know. I just got a little jumpy. The sooner this is over, the better for me. Yeah, me too. Sorry about the false alarm. I won’t keep you from willow. Just give me a minute before you come out? Will do. Oh, and, dex, um… I just want to say thanks. With everything going on with my family, it’s — it’s nice to know that I can trust you. Don’t you think it’s a good ideato mind your own business? Do you really want to run into cameron just to get coffee and pie? Hmm? Spencer, my grandma owns kelly’s, all right? I’m not gonna avoid the place just to avoid cam. And by the way, I did not know that he was working here today, all right? We don’t talk much since we broke up. And why did you break up? Because I got his explanation, but I never got yours. I don’t have the bandwidth to deal with you today, spencer. Oh. My life is crazy enough. And like I said, it’s none of your business. Okay, but cam is my friend. So it is a little bit my business, josslyn. You’re supposed to be
my friend, too! I’ve known you since we were five years old. I’ve seen you make more mistakes than I can count, spencer. But I’m still here talking to you. And I’m still here talking to you. What’s your point? I’d never make you choose sides, but clearly, you already have. So you’re telling me I’ve completely lost your friendship over this? I never said that, but it doesn’t mean that I get it. Cam is the sweetest kid on the planet. I know! That’s what makes this so hard. I’ve known him my whole life. You think that just because we broke up that I don’t care about his feelings anymore? Really? I’ll go somewhere else. Wait. Joss, wait. Please. What the hell, dude? I thought I told you to stopfighting my battles for me. Portia and I feel very strongly that, um… well, our wedding isn’t just about us — it’s about this whole blended family that we’ve created with our wonderful, wonderful relationship. You, stella, and tj have been so welcoming to me, and I’m proud to call you my in-laws.
[ Chuckling ] Well, I-I like the sound of that, future daughter-in-law.
[ Both chuckle ] And then I got to thinking about, last time I got married, you weren’t a part of my life. I am now. And, uh, I hope you realize how happy I am to be here to witness you and this lovely young lady saying your vows. Well, pop, it would sure mean a lot to me — and portia and I — we — we got to talking, and we would like to have you involved in the ceremony.
[ Chuckling ] Well, son, I’m — I’m a little too old to be a groomsman.
[ Chuckles ] Thank you so much for your help with the music and all the songs and the arrangement that you chose, but.. we’re just wondering if we could take it a step further. Pop, would you p lease play,uh, the clarinet solo at our wedding ceremony? Would you do us that honor?
[ Sighs ] Wow. [ Clears throat ] I’m, uh, I’m honored — I’m honored that you would ask. But I don’t think I can.
[ Scoffs ] What — did you get a better offer somewhere else? I just, um… I wouldn’t know what to play. Curtis and I have a request. A favorite song that we share. The wedding — it’s in a few weeks. I-I don’t have enough time to prepare new music. Well, pop, I hear you in your room playing every night. You’re constantly working on your craft. I hear you riffing and all that, so it’s definitely in your wheelhouse. Son, that’s just me keeping my skills up. Learning new music, that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax entirely. And it doesn’t have to be perfect. [ Chuckles ] You can have the sheet music with you if you like. Why don’t you lay it on me straight, pop? Do you not want to perform at our wedding? I’m sorry, man. I didn’t mean to overstep. I just hate seeing you like this. Like what, spence? All sad! I overheard joss telling you that this is hard on her, too. You really believe that? Why wouldn’t I? Joss was just saying that to save face. Okay, you have known joss as long as I have. Bs isn’t really her style. Maybe not. But something is…off with this breakup. Okay, last time I checked, she broke up with me, not you.
[ Sighs softly ] That excuse that she gave you, that you two grew apart, that’s like breakup excuse 101. What does it even mean? See, it makes as little sense to you as it does to me. I guess so. I know so. Plus, I’ve been through more breakups than you. No, you haven’T. Esme was your first girlfriend. Okay, yes, but I’ve had more relationships fall apart. Like with my father. And with me and esme, we did not grow apart. Yeah, you found out she was, like, the worst human being in existence.Right, like with my father. They did things that made me realize that they weren’t who I thought. So you’re saying that josslyn isn’t who I thought she was? No, I just don’t think that she’s being straight with you.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Telephone rings in distance ] Michael: Joss? Hey! Um… I’m sorry that I didn’t get here sooner. I had an exam this morning, and mom said that willow’s condition is stable. I thought that willow might want some pie if she feels up for eating. But you didn’t respond to my text. Doesn’t matter — I brought two forks and two iced teas just in case. Thank you. Appreciate it. Willow’s asleep right now, but I’m — I’m sure she’ll appreciate this when she wakes up. How is she?
[ Sighs ] She’s weak. She’s gonna be staying here for a while. I-is there any update on a bone-marrow donor? Yeah. She, uh, actually might have found one. What? Michael, that’s great. W-when did we find out? Mom didn’t say anything.
[ Sighs ] Okay. What’s going on? Every time I mention mom, you act weird. Something happening between you two?
[ Voice breaking ] As awful as harmony was, and she was awful, at least she told carly the truth on her death bed. And carly took it on herself to do a dna test without my or willow’s consent. And she found out that willow was my daughter. And she didn’t say anything for months and months. And if willow wasn’t sick, she probably still wouldn’t have. How dare that horrible woman keep you from yet another child? I don’t know. I just keep going through it until I’m dizzy. The cruelty of all of it. And carly had the nerve to say you were in the wrong for keeping sonny from her family. I knew that carly had it in for me, but to do this? To sit back and watch my relationship with willow just fall apart, knowing that willow…
[ Breathes sharply ] …Was my daughter? It’s cruel. And now, when willow needs a mother the most, of course, she doesn’t want anything to do with me. All I can do is just wander around here just helpless, aunt liesl, hoping that my bone marrow will save her life. You are not helpless. You are doing everything possible to help your daughter… and more and more — …like a good mother should. I just — I have to get those results. The more and more I wait for those results, the angrier and angrier I get. Because, aunt liesl, I feel like time — time is slipping by! If I knew that willow my daughter, I wouldn’t have spent all that time arguing with michael and willow for denying access to wiley. Because I thought wiley was my only connection to a family that was stolen from me. That wasn’t the truth. Carly knew better. I could kill her. Are you seriously comparing this to what happened in wiley’s court case? Your feelings for nina may have blinded you, but I saw the pain that nina caused willow then and many times since. Willow looked at me and told me that if her mom was anything like nina, she wouldn’t want to find her. So, no, I wasn’t gonna let nina make willow suffer more. Oh, so you’re doing this in, uh, willow’s best interests? Is what you’re saying? Not just hers, but michael’s, wiley’s, and the new baby. I made the decision I did for the greater good of my family. Don’t you dare tell me you don’t know what that’s like. Okay, you can dress this up however you like.
[ Scoffs ] And this pr job, you’re doing great in your head. “It’s gonna hurt willow. It’s gonna hurt your family. Nina was a horrible person.” You can lie to yourself, but you’re not gonna lie to me. We both know you’re not protecting anyone. Nina suffered, and you like it.
That I don’t wantto play at your wedding, son. Then what is it?
[ Sighs ] Your wedding should be about you and portia. Wouldn’t be right for me to play and steal the attention away from you both. Well, I don’t think that will happen.
[ Sighs ] That sounds like another excuse. Now, you want to tell me the real reason? I love portia. She’s a wonderful partner for you. Look, I get it, dad. You kept yourself away from family for 40 years. And — and it’s probably very scary for you to publicly commit yourself to a whole new family. But you know how important this is to me. I can’t! I’m sorry. I just — I just don’t trust myself. While I certainly understand your desire to murder carly… I don’t think you have it in you.
[ Crying ] Well, maybe not literally, but that doesn’t mean I still can’t make her pay. You know, aunt liesl, she was there right from the beginning. She would just encourage that animosity from michael and willow. And I — I understand that I made my mistakes, and I take full ownership of them. And I am the one that is going to have to make that up to willow. But… …even before I went to nixon falls, even before, you know, I found sonny, she was trying to take wiley away from me. She would undermine me to michael and willow. So even if I made the smallest little mistakes, she would have planted the seeds of doubt. She was always there, trying to, you know, reinforce her angry feelings or horrible feelings against me. Well, I’ll tell you this — I have had enough of it!
[ Crying ] I am gonna make carly suffer for this. I know exactly how you feel. But you cannot strike back against carly. You have no idea what I’m feeling. Oh, I know how you think, carly. I know you better than anyone. You hate nina because she kept me from the family — understandable. So you wanted to hit her where it would hurt her the most, and that’s by taking her child from her. You stole the chance of her ever being a mother, and you knew that was the thing she wanted the most. So, congratulations. Nina’s in pain. Willow doesn’t want to have anything to do with her. She hurt you like you hurt her. Now, can we end this madness? I just want to make sure I get this straight — you are now blaming me for their lack of relationship? Nina has her own damn self to blame for her pain. After everything nina put her through, willow has every right to hate her. And guess what, sonny. The feeling’s mutual because she and willow hated each other long before I found out they were mother and daughter. Stop justifying your lies!
[ Scoffs ] The potential donor for willow is, um, nina. Ohh. Well, I’m glad that we found a donor. But why does it have to be her? Well, because nina is willow’s birth mother. What?
[ Inhales deeply ] Nina gave birth to twins, and, uh, nelle went to the bensons, and willow was given to harmony. I’m sorry. Are you sure? Has anyone run a dna test? There’s no way that willow could possibly be related to nelle or nina. I mean — mom ran a dna test. Mom? Mm-hmm. Harmony told her right before she died. And then mom ran a paternity test on nina and willow. And mom…
[Breathes deeply] She knew for months that nina was willow’s mother. Not that she said anything. Oh, michael. Yeah. Mom claims that she was protecting willow. That she was better off not knowing. I mean, if willow hadn’t been sick, who knows if mom would have said anything?
[ Sighs ] But willow is sick.
[ Sighs ] So… mom told the truth when it counted. Yeah, but it was almost too late. I mean, willow could have died waiting for a bone-marrow donor.
[ Sighs ] Listen. [ Chuckles ] I understand why you’re upset, obviously. But… you and willow — you guys didn’t tell anybody that she was sick. So how was mom supposed to know?
[ Sighs ] Now, look. The point is, mom was making choices for willow that she had no right to make. Choices that jeopardized her life. Look, I-I don’t think I can ever forgive her for that.
Wait a minute. Trust yourself? Pop, what does that even mean? Is this about your schizophrenia, marshall? I can’t play solo. Not since my diagnosis. I’ve seen you perform solo at G.H. Son, it’s one thing to perform for a few patients who’s just looking for someone to brighten up their day. It’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax to play at your big occasion on your wedding.
[ Sighs ] My anxiety, it acts up. But — but this isn’t a bunch of anonymous strangers. This is your family. Family and friends. Doesn’t matter. After my diagnosis, portia, I could — I could feel myself going to this scary place every time I performed solo. I’ve been afraid that this could trigger an episode. That’s why I only perform with a band now, where I can stay in the background and just do my thing from there. But didn’t you tell me that you’ve never had an episode? I’ve been fortunate. Don’t mean it ain’t never gonna happen. No, no. I’m not gonna risk it. Not on your big day. Having me play, that’s only inviting trouble. So, as much as I would like to — son, as much as I want to, I can’T. I need you to understand, son. You’re not gonna forgive mom? Ever?
[ Sighs ] I don’t know. I’m just so angry, I can’t even think straight. Willow is pregnant and has leukemia. Of course you’re overwhelmed.
[ Breathes deeply ] I mean, mom — mom knew that willow was looking for her biological family, and she just went on withholding this information.
[ Sighs ] I am not saying that I think mom made the right decision. Of course I completely understand why you’re upset. All I’m saying is… there’s extenuating circumstances here. Willow’s long-lost mom is a woman she cannot stand. A woman who took you and willow to court. I understand that, but, look, this doesn’t change the fact that this should have been
willow’s decision to make. And mom should have came to — to willow the moment she found out that nina was her mother.
[ Sighs ] Yeah. I hear you. All I’m saying is — is I can see mom’s side of it. There are some things that people are just better off not knowing. Yeah, well, it’s not up to mom to decide what will or won’t hurt willow. I mean, look what happened. She’s hurt anyway. And it could have had deadly results. It still might.
[ Exhales deeply ] I gotta — I gotta get back to willow. And, uh, thank you, uh… michael. Thanks for just letting me vent. Feel whatever you need to feel. Just… maybe don’t talk to mom right now. Maybe just cool off a little first.
[ Scoffs lightly ] Yeah, I’ll try. Look, joss breaking up with me came out of nowhere. So I understand why you think something’s up, but I don’T. Okay. Why not? Well, w-we loved each other. That was real. Exactly. And those feelings don’t just disappear overnight. People who love each other, they don’t just split up for no reason, cameron. Yeah, sometimes people split up for a lot of reasons. I’ve been so hurt and angry that I shut myself off to the possibility that joss might be in pain, too. And seeing her just now, I believe her when she says that this hasn’t been easy for her. Joss has always been honest with me. So, if she says that we grew apart, why would I think that would be a lie? The sonny I used to know… …would have seen that nina has done nothing but torture willow right up until the moment she found out that she was her mother. And he was the one who taught me that sometimes you have to do questionable things to protect the people you care about. And he would understand why I did what I did. But that sonny’s gone. You’re right, carly. I have changed. We all have. You know what that means? That we don’t have to keep doing the same things we always have. Right. Sorry it took me so long to find you. You didn’t answer my text. Yeah, I’ve been busy. What can I do for you? I’ll call you. I-I-I gotta see nina.
[ Voice breaking ] Who are you, and, um, what have you done to my aunt liesl? Normally I would be the first to tell you not to turn the other cheek.
[ Sniffles, sighs ] When someone wrongs you, you must strike back, send a message that there are consequences for hurting you. Every fiber of my being aches to destroy the monster who murdered my britta. But… …britta is not here. Willow is.
[ Breathes deeply ] Not only do you have a new daughter, you will also have a new grandchild. Yeah. That is where your focus should be. But I told you that willow doesn’t want to have anything to do with me. Willow needs you to save her life. And you cannot do that when you are… consumed by revenge on carly. Willow must be your priority now, not carly. You know, I know what you’re saying. But I-I-I — no “buts,” nina! Do not squander your second chance to be a mother. I am grateful every day that I got a second chance with britta.
[ Voice breaking ] Cherish — cherish this gift you’ve been given, liebchen. Please?
[ Indistinct conversations ] Dex: Joss. You’re back. You okay? Not really. How ’bout we get out of here? I guess you have to trust your instincts. My instincts certainly weren’t great when it came to esme.
[ Chuckles ] I mean… maybe I wanted to see that things were okay. And maybe joss just experienced our relationship differently. Maybe. I have no reason not to trust her. She’s been a part of my life for forever, a-and I would hate for that trust to just go away just because we didn’t work out as a couple. And maybe we do find our way back being friends. Joss was honest about her feelings. It’s not like she set out to hurt me. Thank you for talking sense into me. I need to focus on willow. And I will deal with carly later. Mm.
[ Door opens ] Oh, I’m so sorry — sorry to interrupt. I think my work here is done. Hm? Thank you. You’re doing the right thing.
[ Sniffles ] What is, uh, liesl doing here? She was just reminding me that I shouldn’t give up on my daughter. And I won’T. Dr. Gatlin-holt. Yeah? Is esme prince still in the hospital? No, liesl, she was released. When? Why?
[ Scoffs ] Has she recovered from her injuries? I — w-where did she go? From what I heard, they took her away for an arraignment. I can’t tell you whether or not she was remanded to prison or if she’s free on bail. She could be free and roaming the streets after murdering my daughter?
[ Cellphone chimes ] You gonna be okay? I will be… excuse me. …As soon as I track down ms. Prince. It would mean a whole lot if you performed at our wedding, but I understand if you don’t want to. It’s your choice, and I respect that. But I want you to know that… we believe in you, pop. Excuse me. I gotta call the savoy. Mm. Marshall, can’t you see how badly your son wants you to be a part of his wedding? I don’t think I can. And I know you don’t want to hear this, but I still think there’s a possibility that you’ve been misdiagnosed and you don’t even have schizophrenia. I know you feel you’re doing the right thing — there is an easy way for us to find out, and then we can see, and maybe you can show up for curtis after all. Why don’t you want to take the steps to find out for sure? Because it’s too late.
[ Door closes ]
[ Indistinct conversations, telephone rings in distance ]
[ Elevator bell dings ]
[ Elevator doors open ] Hey. How’s willow? Why do you ask? It’s obvious you don’t give a damn about her.
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