General Hospital Transcript
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alright, guys. Wow. Man, you looking good. The tailor did you justice. Well, you know, guys, nobody’s gonna be looking at me. All eyes will be focused on my lovely bride. Well, if anybody asks, these officially are not cuban. Okay? How you feeling? Any jitters? Not one. Really? What’s your secret? No secret, pop. Today I get to marry the woman I love, and I’ve never been more sure of anything in my life. Tj! Hey, mom. Hmm. I’m here for a follow-up with my nephrologist. Okay. But what are you doing here? Shouldn’t you be with curtis getting ready for the big day? Yeah, I’m just wrapping up. Still the resident, so… gotta put in the hours. But I’m about to grab something for aunt stella and try to convince her to attend the wedding. She keeps insisting she’s not feeling well, she doesn’t want anyone to catch whatever — I don’t know — bug she has. Right. But we both know there’s more going on here, don’t we? Whatever decisions I make with my life are my business. I have made that perfectly clear to you, jordan. I know that.
[ Chuckles ] But I have to say, you seem very stressed out by these decisions. Might do you some good to unburden yourself.
[ Knock on door ] Come in! Hey! Hey, joss!
[ Chuckles ] Did trina tell you where she ran off to? Oh. Yeah. She’s just out in the hall. She’s making a phone call. Oh. Call me crazy, but, um, I half expected you to crash my mom’s rehearsal dinner last night. Yeah, I almost did. What stopped you? I realized that the rehearsal dinner was not about me, and I didn’t want to pull focus away from the bride and groom. Wow! Look at that emotional growth.
[ Laughs ] You might be halfway decent at this fatherhood thing after all.
[ Laughs ] Hi! Good. Come on in. I’m so glad. You made great time. Well, you told me to hurry. What’s going on? What’s so urgent? We have to move my ex-husband. Nik is just…gone? According to ava. Because of what he did to esme? After our argument, he must have figured out that I was having an attack of conscience, and he took off before I could confess to the police. Well, that changes everything. Curtis’ wedding starts in a few hours. I told him that we would attend, but that’s when we thought that we were gonna get some good news about willow. I’m sure curtis is gonna understand. On the other hand, it’s gonna give us a couple hours to get out of the hospital. I don’t think willow’s condition is gonna change tonight, right? But, sonny, how can I leave my daughter’s side… even if she doesn’t want me near her?
[ Monitor beeping ] Willow: Michael. It’s time we have “the talk.” No, no, no. No, I’m not ready. I’m not — I’m not giving up. I don’t want to give up, either. But we need to start thinking about your life without me. I need you to face the truth. I’m going to die.
Marcus. Madam mayor! Oh. Just laura today.
[ Chuckles ] Wow. It has been way too long since we’ve seen each other in person. Yeah. I know. Well, I-I just — I just thought I’d come in here early, double-check security. I wouldn’t think the hook would attack such a large venue, but still… yeah. Better safe than sorry. Can’t get the cop out of you, can you?
[ Laughs ] When it comes to my daughter and her mom. What about you? Why are you here earlier than anybody else? I’m officiating this wedding. Yeah? I know. Apparently, stella wasn’t well enough to come. All I meant was aunt stella might be feeling guilty. I mean, she meddled with curtis and portia when they were first getting back together. Oh, come on. Stella gave all of curtis’ girlfriends a hard time, including me. She eventually comes around. Okay, sure, but we both know that aunt stella is the best when it comes to punishing herself. I mean, she’s probably overblowing an upset stomach. Or maybe she’s just sensitive about her own recent health scare. Stella just wants curtis to be happy. We all do. And you? How are you handling today? I know it — I mean, it must bring up a lot of emotions. Curtis and I weren’t meant to be. There were too many secrets between us. Do you think you’d still be together if things had been different? Things couldn’t have been different. The secrets I was keeping were baked into our relationship because of my job. The only thing I could have changed was… letting the truth come from me instead of someone else. Mom. What is it? You should go. Please with curtis well for me? I really appreciate you showing up, man, for your best-man duties. I know you got a lot on your plate with willow. What? I am right where I need to be. Not like there was a lot to do. You’re not nervous. I didn’t have to talk you down off a ledge. You didn’t even let me throw you a bachelor party. Uh, well, we might be a little too old for that. Huh.
[ Chuckles ] You always think you’re old until you get older.
[ Laughs ] Then — then you realize how young you really were. Well, at least we’re gonna have a toast. I’m gonna get the drinks. It’s just me and you, pop. Ooh. Man. Hey, dad, is everything okay? Yeah, yeah, I’m fine. Just, uh… just a wee bit overwhelmed, that’s all. All those years of not being there for you, I never thought we’d have this relationship. But I-I realize we got miles to go, but, uh… the fact that I’m here… standing by your side.
[ Chuckles ] About to watch you get married, son. You know… it means everything to me. It means everything to me, too, pop. Okay. Sorry about that. I’m all yours. Okay, mom…
[ Squeals ] …Are you ready to put on your dress? Oh, sweetheart, there’s plenty of time for that. Come on. I still haven’t even seen it on you. Honey, you’re my maid of honor. You will get first dibs.
[ Laughter ] Alright, I’m gonna go check in with olivia and make sure that the metro court ballroom is all set up for the reception. I’m also gonna talk to laura. Are you sure you don’t want to talk to laura? No. You’re gonna have to face cam’s grandmother at some point.
[ Sighs ] Okay. That was really nice of laura to step up and officiate. Yeah. Yeah. She’s a good friend. And, you know, with stella under the weather, there is gonna be an extra seat at the main table. There’ll be some room if you wanted to invite… a friend. I hope your shoes are good in the snow. We have to move nikolas to the pine barrens right away. W-w-w-why? Nikolas’ body is safely tucked away in a tack-room closet, right? And we talked about this. Didn’t we agree that we weren’t gonna do anything until the — the curiosity about his disappearance died down? That was before I spoke with elizabeth baldwin. And just as I feared, she is feeling guilty about what she and nikolas did to esme. Now, if elizabeth turns herself in, how long before the cops show up here and search for evidence on the island and discover my late husband’s body?! Have you reconsidered turning yourself in? We’ve already had this conversation. I thought I made my position clear. Yes. No. I mean, you said you were gonna sleep on it. And I did. And I woke up convinced more than ever of what’s right. I even had scott come over this morning. I didn’t get into particulars, but I — no, no. T-that’s good. It’s good. Um, it’s good to get some legal advice, right? I sort of talked to a lawyer myself. I didn’t use any names and I spoke in hypotheticals. And this — this lawyer said that your best bet was probably testifying against nik. That way, the prosecution would focus all their energies on the main culprit. But nik took off. And with all that cassadine money, he’s probably long out of the reach of the law. Doesn’t that at least change the calculus? Not for me. Yes, this is a setback. Okay? A-a big one. But you can’t be certain that you’re gonna die. Michael, just to be clear… I don’t want to die. But I am running out of time to make sure that everything is in place. What do you mean, in place? What I want for wiley and for amelia and for you. So that I can know that when I’m gone… arrangements will be made so I know that you’re all okay. Okay, willow, willow, just please — please stop. Michael, please. If we don’t do this now, everything I’ve done will have been for nothing.
Was thinking about what you said. That willow’s not sick because of my “bad karma,” that she is sick because, you know, bad things happen in the world and there’s no rhyme or reason. They just happen. But why would god or the universe give willow this beautiful little baby and give her leukemia at the same time? Just seems really unfair. It’s nobody’s fault. Sometimes you’re just a bystander in someone else’s story, helpless to change anything, no matter how much you feel like you’re in the middle of it. Right? Sometimes… it was never about you. Michael. I risked my health and safety to make sure that amelia would have a fighting chance at life. I knew the risk of delaying treatment. And I can live with those consequences. But if you don’t sit down and talk with me about arrangements we need to make for amelia and wiley, about what life I want them to have, about who will help you take care of them, what you will tell them about me when I’m gone, I will not be at peace. I’m so scared, michael. About what’s going to happen to you. It would be so easy for you to bury yourself in work. I don’t want our children raised by nannies. I need to know that you’re going to keep putting one foot in front of the other and that one day the three of you will be happy again. Please. I need to know that my family will be okay… and will someday move on. No, I don’t —
[ Sniffles ] I don’t want to move on. I don’t want to give up. I need that hope. I know. [ Sobs ] I know. And I love you so much for that. But right now I don’t need hope. I need peace of mind. And you’re the only person who can give that to me.
[ Knock on door ] Sorry to interrupt, but I need to check your vitals, willow. Yeah. Of course.
[ Door closes ] Who’s ready for a toast? Scotch? I didn’t know you were getting scotch. This is a special occasion. I got the good stuff down in the basement. I’ll be right back, gentlemen. Oh, I see how it is. Huh? Okay. Look, um… now that we’re alone, I — I really do want to apologize again for all the background-check stuff that went down. No, no, no. That’s — that’s all in the past. There is something you can do for me. Anything. Drew, my — my greatest fear… is that I have some kind of episode today. And, true, I haven’t had one in years, but being around this family a-and on this big occasion, I-I’m just afraid I might give in to the pressure. You never know. Hmm. So… so, drew, if you get any sense that I’m about to cause a scene, you got to promise me you’re gonna get me out of there without any disruption. Yeah, I can do that. Absolutely. Thank you. Okay. Thank you. I j– I just don’t want to ruin curtis and portia’s big day. And extra seat at the main table? I mean, joss is gonna be there, so I’ll have a friend with me. You’re actually gonna make me say it? Say what? If you want to invite spencer, I would be okay with that. Mom! I’m not saying that he is my favorite person. I will never say that. But… I have noticed things and I’ve noticed that you’ve been getting closer to him. And I want my special day to be just as special for you. Thanks, mom. I’ll think about it.
[ Both laugh ] I’m really confused. This morning, last night, you were all out of sorts. Now you’re all business. I loved nikolas. I did. And, sure, it was a dark and twisted kind of love, but it — it was love. It absolutely was. I believe that it was. Look, I don’t know what your story is or why you decided to help me, but we are bound together now… and we got to get goin’. Spencer: Ava!
[ Door rattling ] Sorry. I…
[ Keys jingling ] I still have a key. I let myself in. What can I do for you, spencer? I want to know what went down between you and my father last night.
Excuse me. Could ava and i have a few moments alone? Oh, yeah, yeah. Absolutely. Excuse me. Thank you. What’s dr. Gatlin-holt doing here? Well, he and i became friendly after he treated me for my — my hook wound. I played the blackmail video that you gave me against my father. He refused to sign over the rights to the baby. Oh? I got the definite impression that he was going to come over here to confront you. Since then, he hasn’t answered any of my calls, returned any of my texts. I just want to know if he’s gonna fight me for custody or not. I don’t believe nikolas will be a problem for you anymore. I can’t live with this hanging over me for the rest of my life, always wondering what will happen if nikolas or ava change their mind and decide to throw me under the bus. They can’t throw you under the bus without throwing themselves, too. And, by the way, his answer was to skip town. I went along with his plan because I thought I was protecting my son and this entire city from esme. But once we found out she wasn’t the hook killer, nikolas and i said nothing. We withheld the truth. And the hook killed again — my colleague britt. She’s dead because of us. She’s dead because of me. There’s my nephew. Alright. I was beginning to think you were gonna stand me up. Never. No. I just, uh — I wanted to see if I could rally aunt stella into coming. Oof. And? No luck. Yeah. Would be kind of nice to have my whole family there. I mean, how sick can she be? Ah, she’s probably just nervous about her recent health scare. Yeah, yeah. That’s what my mom said. When’d you see jordan? I ran into her at the hospital. Yeah. You know, I — I hope she knows that despite everything that went down, that I’d still love to see her there tonight. She knows that. And I think, understandably, she is a little in her head today, but she told me to tell you that she sends her best and that she is happy for you. I mean, just like all of us are. For you and portia. Thanks, pal. Terry: Sorry I’m late, portia. I got held up at the hospital. Portia: Oh, please. Family full of doctors. If anyone understands, it’s me. Mom! Don’t keep us in suspense! We want to see the dress!
[ All gasp ] Trina: Oh, my god!
[ Gasps ] Ohh! Oh, my god. Mom! Ohh! You are the most beautiful bride ever.
[ Laughter ] The dress is beyond gorgeous, but I think we’re forgetting something. What? What? What’s that? Some things old, new, borrowed, blue. Well, the dress is new. Yes. Yes. Yes, it is. Yeah. And, oh, my brother zeke gave me this brooch at the rehearsal dinner last night. It belongs to my mom. Oh. So…we got new and borrowed. So I’ll handle… old and blue. What’s this? Remember that suffrage project I worked on in high school? Of course I do. Well, I read about a doctor named priscilla johnson, and she had a charm like this one. And I found this a while back. And I wanted you to have it. Why? She was ahead of her time, and it inspired me. The way you inspire me every single day. I absolutely love it. Just like I love you. It’s usually the best man’s job to give a toast at the wedding, but, drew, I hope you’ll indulge me now. Have at it. To my uncle, the man who spends so much of his time looking out for everyone else. It means so much today that we get to stand up for you on the happiest day of your life. Couldn’t have said it better myself. Cheers. Cheers. Hear, hear. Ahh. Ho, ho, ho! Nice. Whoo! Mm-hmm. Now we got to get the groom to the church. It is time for you to get married, my friend. Let’s go. Let’s do this. Let’s go. I’ll be back to check on you in an hour.
[ Monitor beeping ] W-what do you want? I, um… I understand that the stem-cell transplant isn’t happening. I just wanted to say that I’m really sorry and I’m sorry that I wasn’t a bone-marrow match to try to help save your life. Not everything is about you, nina. You’re right, willow. Not everything is about me. That’s actually why I came by. You know, I found this — I found this necklace with my mother — madeline’s belongings, uh… does this — this story have a point? Yeah, yeah, it does. It’S… for years, I tried to convince myself this was madeline’s way of linking me to my daughter. That’s how self-absorbed I can be sometimes. I thought this necklace had something to do with me. It has nothing to do with me. This necklace was linking the sisters together… …my twin daughters that she separated from each other. I know, willow, that you don’t want to have anything to do with me or your sister. But this necklace is… it’s rightfully yours.
[ Door closes ] Britt was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but she’s dead because of the choices I made as to even the scales for cameron, josslyn, and trina. Hey, you know, you’ve been beating yourself up for a while now, and… forgive me, but I can’t help but feeling that in some– someway you’re transferring that residual guilt you feel about reiko onto britt. Please — do not do this because you think you need to pay some kind of penance or you think I’m holding a grudge against you. Because I’m not. I — I care about you too much, and you don’t need to be absolved by me or anyone else. Maybe I need to absolve myself. Hey, even if the police knew esme wasn’t the hook doesn’t mean it would’ve prevented anyone else from getting hurt. You know the prosecution — they’re gonna be out for blood on this. And with nik gone, you’re the one that’s gonna be left to pay the price. Is that fair? Is that justice? The guy that’s responsible for all this, he’s out walking free? While you risk being taken away from your boys? I wouldn’t be someone they could be proud of if I didn’t do this. Nikolas did indeed come here last night. He was livid that I gave you material to use against him in your custody battle. And he said that he couldn’t trust that I wouldn’t turn him in after you got custody. What are you saying? I’m so sorry, spencer. Your father left town. Probably the country. He ran? I’m afraid so. I don’t think he’s coming back to port charles. Not after all the bridges he’s burned. I mean, the only two people he has in his corner are his mother and his uncle victor. He left without saying goodbye? Oh, spencer, I’m so sorry.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sniffles, clears throat ] Uh, I have to go. All I can say is… good riddance. You’re really good. No time for compliments. We have a body to move. Uh, no, that’s just not gonna happen.
If I walk away from what I did to esme, how am I any better than my parents? How can I expect my boys to be better when I’m setting a bad example? How can I ever find peace? Finn… I will always care about you, and violet will always be my niece. But if I’m being completely honest, I think a lot of our underlying issues were exacerbated… by your need to…
[ Sighs ] …Be my hero, to protect me I-instead of trusting me to handle things. And I know it — it comes from a good place. I really do. But I needed to handle my trauma my own way. And I did just that. And now I want you to trust me to handle this the way I see fit. So, for the sake of our family, which we will always share… …I’m asking you not to fight me. Please. I’m not saying I’m not gonna help you move the body. I’m saying I’m not gonna help you move the body right now. Did you not hear me before? I think I did. Elizabeth is having a crisis of conscience. Yeah. And if she goes to the cops, the first thing they’re gonna do is come here and search the property where esme was being held captive! O-okay, but, you know, people get caught when they’re being impulsive, so we should be smarter than that. We should be methodical. Alright? It’s the middle of the day, right? And your super-handsome stepson, he just waltzed right in here. W-what would have happened if he had seen us putting his tarp-wrapped papa into a rowboat to get him off the island? That would have been really uncomfortable. We would’ve been screwed. Yeah. That’s a fair point. Do you have a plan of any kind? Well, I mean, no, but I —
[ Sighs ] I know enough to not do it in broad daylight, right? We should wait for the cover of darkness. Wait. A-aren’t you supposed to be at a wedding right now, ava, right? We don’t — we don’t want people asking why you were a no-show or, even worse than that, stopping by here to make sure you’re okay. Alright. Fine! Fine. So, after the wedding, we’ll meet back here and then we’ll take care of the body. You know, I know why I have experience in these extreme situations. Remind me to ask you why it all comes so naturally to you. The guests should be arriving soon. We should go out and mingle. Yeah. Okay. Good luck. I love this charm. And not because it’s old or because it’s blue. Because it reminds me of the amazing young woman that you are. And I’m gonna carry this with me always. I just want you to know how grateful I am for you every single day. You make me so proud to be your daughter. Honey, I’m the one that’s supposed to be proud of you, and you make me proud every single day. Come on. I know I didn’t always make it easy for you. You’re practically an angel.
[ Both laugh ] And one of these days, you’re gonna realize that, you know, stress is — it’s part of the job of being a parent. I just mean… I know I didn’t make it easy for you and curtis at first. Honey, that time has long, long passed. But I want you to know that every choice that I’ve made in my life it’s been with you in mind. And just because I walk down the aisle, it doesn’t mean that that’s gonna change. You, baby, you. You’re the love of my life.
[ Sniffles, chuckles ] You look fantastic! Thank you. I’m really just trying to keep up with my beautiful bride. I know she’s gonna look amazing. Yes, she will. Now, listen. People are starting to show up, and I need to prep, so… hey, uh, curtis. Hold up. Hey. Um, I was thinking it’s time we had a talk.
[ Door closes ]
[ Monitor beeping ] What’s this? Oh. Nothing that matters. Look, um, I’m sorry… if I made you feel unheard. You don’t need to apologize. I — we are in this situation because of decisions that I made without giving you a say. I don’t get to dictate how you deal with this. Look. Uh… I will never give up hope on you. I won’T. But if it gives you peace of mind to make preparations for a future that you might not be a part of… then I can, um — I can do that. Whatever you need. Thank you. So where do we — where do we start? Finally. An easy question.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, really? You can start by marrying me… michael corinthos. Sonny: How’d it go with willow? Uh, well, I didn’t expect it to be easy. It wasn’t easy. But I thought that if she knew that there was another person… …her mom, rooting for her, it’d give her the strength that she needs. And I don’t know if it was good thing to do or not. It’s just — can we — can we get out of here, please? Home or to the wedding? No, we don’t — we don’t have time to get ready for the wedding. Well, I-I-I did have frank bring your dress just in case, so it’s — it’s ready if — if you are. I mean, that’s — I’m gonna follow your lead, you know?
[ Laughs ] Thank you.
[ Laughs ] I don’t like it and I disagree with it… …but it’s not my decision to make and I respect your choice. And if you like, I’ll be there with you every step of the way. Thank you. You know, for the record, I was never trying to be a hero. I was just trying to do right by you. That being said, would you do — do me one small favor? Don’t go to the station tonight. Call scott in the morning and have him coordinate everything with the police. Do it the right way. Okay. It’s a good idea. So now it’s just — it’s a waiting game. I’ll try not to let my family know that anything is wrong. Yeah, well, you know, you don’t have to wait alone. If I remember correctly, there’s a little shindig tonight we’re both supposed to be at. I’m sure portia would appreciate you being there. And, you know, if you need anything, there’s — there’s a guy across the aisle that really cares about you.
[ Knock on door ] The church is starting to fill up.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh! And look at that. Elizabeth’s on her way. Oh. Good. Okay. I’ll see you out there. Okay. Trina! Yeah? I love you. I know. I love you, too. Okay. See you in a bit.
[ Door closes ] Hey. That was fast. You look really nice. Oh. Thanks. You’re welcome. Let’s go. Hm! Yeah, I-I thought I would just kind of hang out here until you got back. I said this binds us together, doc. I didn’t say I trust you. Come on. Well, if I had to come to a wedding without a date, I’m glad it’s with you. Oh. Um… well, I hate to break it to you, but, um, I have a date. What? Who?!
[ Door opens ]
[ Chuckles ] I was thinking how things started with you and portia back then. We never really talked about that.
[ Sighs ] This is not the time, marcus. No, no. I mean, just — just hear me out. Whatever happened back then doesn’t matter. Today is about the future, and… I see how great you are for portia. I see the sacrifices you made for trina. I can see they’re gonna have a bright future. I certainly didn’t, uh — I didn’t expect that. Thank you. Yeah, I — I know all this doesn’t make us family, but it does make me feel good about you being part of my daughter’S. You’re a good man, curtis. You’re a good man, too.
[ Sighs ] Okay.
[ Knock on door ] Hm! Jordan. What are you doing here? Stopping you from making the biggest mistake in your life.
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