General Hospital Transcript
Transcript proofread and provided by Suzanne
Dante: [ Sarcastically ] Oh, that was fun.
Sam: Would you stop? It wasn’t that bad.
Dante: No, it wasn’t bad until you almost swerved off the road into the hedges.
Sam: Oh, I’m sorry. Was I supposed to expect a cow to be in the middle of the road?
Dante: Yeah. In the English countryside, I guess so.
Sam: Mm. Well… welcome to Devon.
Dante: Well, thank you. You know, I got to say, I think this room is my favorite part so far.
Hmm. The room… or the bed?
Dante: The room and the bed.
Sam: And the bed.
Sam: Well, what about… the gorgeous woman sitting on top of the bed?
Dante: Mm-hmm. You took the words right out of my mouth.
Sam: Oh, did I?
Dante: You did.
Willow: I want to say those vows, Michael. I want to be your wife for as long as I can.
Michael: I want that, too, more than anything. We could, uh, we could do it today right here in the hospital.
Willow: Absolutely not.
[ Elevator whirring ]
[ Whirring stops ]
Liesl: Alone at last.
Josslyn: I didn’t take you for a wedding crasher.
Josslyn: Unless you’re on the guest list?
Dex: Sonny wanted me here for security.
Josslyn: And you’re dressed to blend in.
Dex: How’d I do?
Josslyn: You look very handsome.
Dex: Good enough to be seen with you? If we could be seen together?
Josslyn: Have I told you that I hate that you work for Sonny?
Dex: Once or twice.
Josslyn: I hate it a little less today.
Nina: [ Gasps ] Thank you.
Sonny: What did I do?
Nina: Well, you gave me the kick in the pants that I needed. It’s really great to be here, celebrating Curtis.
Sonny: I’m proud of you. And I know you’re nervous because of Willow.
Nina: I am, but I can’t tell you how much it means to me having you by my side.
Spencer: You look beautiful.
Trina: Oh, well, I feel beautiful. Is that weird to say?
Spencer: No. You’re just telling the truth. I have to admit, I was a bit surprised when you texted me. Did your mom really invite me?
Trina: Yeah. She really did.
Spencer: It’s very generous, especially considering her opinion of my family. I can’t even say that she’s wrong.
Trina: Did something happen?
Spencer: Nothing new. My father just continues to live down to my expectations.
Zeke: If it isn’t my gorgeous, brilliant niece. Who’s your friend?
Ava: [ Gasps ] Oh!
Laura: I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to startle you.
Ava: No, no, that’s — that’s fine. My mind is elsewhere, that’s all.
Laura: Thinking of Nikolas?
Drew: Okay. It’s not an act. You’re actually not nervous.
Curtis: Ha ha! There’s nothing to be nervous about. We have history. We’re definitely in love. Portia and I are a sure thing.
Portia: There’s no mistake. Curtis and I are getting married, and it’s what we both want.
Jordan: How can you say that when Curtis doesn’t have all the information? Portia, it is very likely that Trina is his daughter.
Portia: No, no, no, no, no. I’m not doing this again. Not today.
Jordan: I’m just trying to —
Portia: Stay out of my business, Jordan! I want you to leave, and I want you to leave now.
Jordan: It’s not me you have to worry about.
Portia: What does that even mean?
Jordan: Stella knows your secret, too.
Liesl: I’ve been awaiting my chance to eviscerate you for your monstrous cruelty to Nina. And you call yourself a mother? No one worthy of that title could ever deprive a woman of her own child. I can forgive you Nelle. The girl was deeply troubled, and you didn’t know she was Nina’s until after she had perished. But Willow? Month after month keeping that secret. And now…[ Scoffs ] that may turn out to be the only time she and Nina ever get to have as mother and daughter. You robbed them of that. And as much as I hate you for it, I still pray you never experience that kind of pain.
Willow: I don’t want to marry you in this room or the hospital chapel. These lights and smells and sounds. Our love is so much more beautiful than that.
Michael: Okay. We’ll… we’ll do it somewhere else where we want. We’ll make it happen.
Michael: No, no. No. Don’t say it.
Willow: I have to. There’s a huge chance that…I’m going to die way sooner than either of us were prepared for. And I can’t even begin to describe how much I hate that, but that is our reality. And I refuse to spend whatever time I have left in this bed. I want to be with our children. I want to go to sleep with you lying next to me without a machine beeping away the seconds like a ticking time bomb. I want to go home.
Sam: No, no, no. Wait, wait, wait. Whoa.
Sam: Wait, wait, wait, wait. Stop, stop, stop.
Dante: Come back. Where are you going?
Sam: No, because if I get back in the bed, we’re gonna end up, you know, making love.
Sam: Yeah. Which means we’re probably gonna fall asleep because we’re jet-lagged, and we need to be out there looking for Esme’s nanny.
Dante: [ Exhales sharply ] Right. In the hopes we get pointed in the direction of our killer.
Sam: Yes! There is my detective boyfriend.
Dante: Alright. Just so we’re on the record here. I’d rather be doing that.
Sam: Yeah. Me too. But later.
Dante: Later? Alright, when later?
Sam: When we find Maggie Fitzgerald.
Dante: Hmm. What happens if we strike out?
Sam: Hmm. I guess then you strike out, too.
[ Both laughing ]
Dante: We better get to work, then.
Trina: Spencer Cassadine, this is my grandfather, Dr. Sterling Robinson.
Spencer: It’s good to meet you.
Trina: And this — this is my uncle Zeke, the coolest uncle ever. Don’t be intimidated.
Zeke: Well, maybe be a little intimidated.
Sterling: So, how’s your mother feeling? Is she a little nervous?
Trina: She’s just excited. She can’t wait to marry Curtis.
Portia: Stella knows what exactly?
Jordan: That she and Trina both had a close match on the same ancestry website, and it was someone in Port Charles. Then Stella’s match disappears at the same exact time Trina took herself off the website.
Portia: That doesn’t prove anything.
Jordan: Maybe not, but it was enough to convince Stella.
Portia: Stella’s not sick. She didn’t officiate the wedding because she knows that I could be lying to Curtis.
Jordan: I assume that’s what’s going on, yes.
Portia: And this is all your fault.
Jordan: Excuse me?
Portia: You wanted this to happen. You kept pushing and pushing and prying. Why, Jordan? Why can’t you just leave me alone?
Jordan: I’m a cop. Something didn’t add up, so I investigated.
Portia: For the millionth time, stay out of my business, Jordan. I’m warning you.
Jordan: Why do you think I didn’t say anything? I know it’s not my secret to tell, but Stella…
Portia: No, no, no. Stella’s not gonna say anything. Stella’s not gonna say anything either. No, I know she won’t.
Ava: It’s true. I-I can’t help but think of Nikolas with regret. I really wanted our marriage to work.
Laura: Of course you did. I did, too.
Ava: Took you a while to come around, though, right? [ Laughs ] I’m not gonna dwell on that. Not today. Today is about Curtis and Portia, and I, for one, am so happy for them.
Laura: I am, too.
Nina: Well, here’s the man of the hour.
Curtis: Nina. Alright. Hey, Sonny. Glad you could make it.
Sonny: How you doing?
Nina: So how do you feel?
Curtis: Well, my great day just got even better now that you’re here, and it means a lot that you’re here. I know you got a lot going on.
Nina: I’m really glad that I’m here.
Terry: Have you heard from Elizabeth? She texted she was on her way, but that was a while ago. And now I’m kind of worried.
Finn: Hey. [ Whispers ] Don’t worry.
Josslyn: On the one hand, I was hoping that Sonny and Nina would be no-shows so that I didn’t have to deal with them today.
Dex: On the other hand?
Josslyn: You’re here.
Dex: How’ve you been?
Josslyn: Oh, well, that’s another mixed blessing. My baby niece officially has a name.
Dex: Which is?
Josslyn: Yeah. The bad news is the doctors wanted to use the stem cells from the cord blood, but… it didn’t work out. They couldn’t harvest enough.
Dex: I’m sorry.
Josslyn: So am I.
Dex: What’s the next step?
Josslyn: Well… [Sighs] There’s still a chance for the bone marrow registry, but, I mean, chances are slim and, uh, Willow’s getting weaker every day.
Spencer: What are you doing here?
Trina: We came out here to walk, so let’s walk.
Spencer: You didn’t answer my question. What are you doing here?
Josslyn: Hey, why do you care?
Spencer: Is he with you?
Josslyn: He’s working. Sonny posted him here as security.
Spencer: Seems like a good excuse to hang around Joss.
Spencer: Not that you care, now that you’re a free woman.
Trina: Why are you doing this?
Josslyn: Because he wants a fight. Normally, I’d be happy to give him one, but we’re at your mother’s wedding.
Trina: Which I need to get back to. Come with me.
Spencer: I’ll be there in a moment.
Trina: Spencer —
Spencer: It’s fine. No one wants you here, dude.
Dex: “Dude”… Like Ms. Jacks said, I’m working.
Laura: I’m so happy to see you.
Elizabeth: Not happier than I am to see you. I don’t know what it is, but when I’m with you, you just make me feel like everything is gonna be okay.
Laura: Is something wrong?
Elizabeth: Nothing that can’t wait until tomorrow. Today is about love, and I intend to enjoy every minute of it.
Sonny: Big of you to show.
Taggert: Selfish reasons. The Hook’s still out there, and I want to make sure my daughter’s okay.
Sonny: I got my people looking out for things.
Taggert: Well, I guess, for once, I’m grateful.
Molly: Hi. I’m so sorry I’m late.
T.J.: No worries. We still got plenty of time.
Molly: Good. [ Sighs ] It looks so beautiful in here.
T.J.: It’s a little different from our domestic-partnership ceremony.
Molly: Just a little bit.
T.J.: Any regrets?
Molly: No. Of course not. What we have is all I could ever want.
Portia: If anyone can keep a secret, it’s Aunt Stella. I mean, look how many years she hid the fact that Marshall was still alive, and she did it for the family. And she’ll do the same this time.
Jordan: Even if she does stay silent, can you really walk down that aisle with this hanging over you? How long until you break, Portia?
Portia: I’ve carried it this far, haven’t I?
Jordan: And maybe you will indefinitely, but life happens. What if Trina needs her complete family medical history at some point? Or what if she decides to look into this whole DNA match herself?
Portia: Or what if none of that ever happens, Jordan? But, see, that would be your worst nightmare, wouldn’t it? Hmm? Because the man you still love would be getting married and living his happily ever after with someone else?
Jordan: Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. I do still love Curtis. I want him to be happy, and he’s happy with you. Don’t you get it? I want this marriage to work, which is why I am begging you to tell him the truth. Tell Curtis that Trina might be his daughter. If you do it now before the wedding, it gives you a fighting chance. But if Curtis finds out later on his own… …you’ll lose him, Portia… just like I did.
[ Door closes ]
Carly: This must be especially triggering for you, given you just lost your daughter.
Liesl: People keep reminding me that she died a hero.
Carly: Thank god you’re alive. Thank god you’re alive.
Josslyn: Britt saved my life… and it cost her her own.
Liesl: And, yes, of course, it’s a small consolation knowing Britta gave her life courageously, but I’d rather have my daughter here.
Carly: Of course you would. I’m so, so sorry, Liesl.
Liesl: If you mean that… then help my niece.
Michael: We have to talk to Dr. Randolph about getting you released, but she’s at a wedding right now.
Willow: That’s fine. I can wait a few hours, even until tomorrow, if necessary. But…that’s it. I want out of here. To go home. To be with our son and daughter and to plan our wedding.
Michael: That sounds good to me.
Michael: Yeah. So, uh… well, what does it look like?
Willow: Well… When we were first married, it was in your family’s living room. Maybe we could do it there again. You think they’d let us?
Michael: Let us?
Willow: Dumb question.
Michael: Yeah, well, my family would be thrilled. They love you, Willow. Uh, they’ll want to celebrate with us.
Willow: So we’re agreed. You’ll take me home?
Drew: You ready to get the show on the road?
Curtis: Almost. There’s something I need to do first. Excuse me.
Terry: Hey. Where were you? Is everything okay?
Elizabeth: Currently, it’s great.
Terry: You’ve been worrying me for a bit, you know. But now you seem steadier, calmer.
Finn: Elizabeth, what are you gonna do?
Elizabeth: Turn myself in.
Elizabeth: I’ve been struggling with, uh, a decision. But now that I’ve made it, I’m feeling… not really better, but resolved.
Drew: You look very nice.
Nina: As do you.
Drew: Did you, um, get in an Amelia sighting?
Nina: Yeah, I actually did. I came straight here from the hospital.
Drew: As cute as ever, I’m assuming.
Nina: Yeah, even more so.
Drew: She’s such a blessing right now.
Nina: Yeah. This wedding is a blessing. To have something to celebrate, it’s a gift.
Drew: It is.
Nina: So, Drew, are you flying solo or will Carly be joining you?
Spencer: I will inform my Uncle Sonny that you were being intrusive, and…I sent you away.
Josslyn: Dexter’s doing nothing wrong. Spencer, this is an actual question. What’s the problem?
Spencer: My problem? Uh, I don’t like him.
Josslyn: Are you 5?
Spencer: I also don’t like the way that you defend him.
Josslyn: I’d defend anyone this way. You can’t just roll up and start yelling at Sonny’s employee.
Spencer: That’s interesting. Are you telling me that you would be this defensive, this upset over just another one of Sonny’s goons?
Trina: Spencer, enough. I invited you here as my guest. And now you’re going out of your way to pick a fight.
Sonny: What’s going on?
Michael: I’ll take you home.
Willow: Thank you.
Michael: And we will get married at the Quartermaines’. But, Willow, I need you to do something for me in return.
Willow: What is it?
Michael: I need you to believe in the possibility of a miracle. I’m — I’m not telling you to count on it or arrange your days around it, but just… to acknowledge that miracles do happen. We’re still waiting for a donor. I need you to promise me that if we find one… …you’ll agree to the transplant?
Liesl: Help Nina reconcile with Willow.
Carly: I can’t do that.
Liesl: You did all you could to create distance between them. Help bring them together for whatever time Willow has left. The only time Nina will ever get with her daughter.
Carly: Okay, you act like Willow’s dislike for Nina is my doing.
Liesl: Isn’t it?
Carly: No. No. Nina caused that all on her own. And because of that, I’m not gonna pressure Willow to accept Nina if she doesn’t want to.
Liesl: They say I lack compassion.
Carly: [ Sighs ]
[ Whirring resumes ]
Carly: I can’t build a bridge between Nina and Willow. But maybe I can try to build one… …between Willow and you.
Sam: We caught a break tracking down the last family Maggie worked for in London.
Dante: You mean you caught a break. That was all you and your P.I. skills.
Sam: Well, you know, I don’t want to brag.
Dante: Well, you should brag. You got some very rich, very private people to open up and give us information about Maggie. Not that it’s a lot to go on. I mean, she doesn’t have a phone number, she doesn’t have an address, no e-mail address, just a P.O. Box.
Sam: Hey. That’s a very defeatist attitude.
Dante: I’m sorry. I don’t mean to be. I’m just saying we got our work cut out for us.
Sam: Yes, we do, but it’s okay. I mean, we don’t have modern technology to fall back on, so… [Sighs] We’re gonna have to do this the old-fashioned way.
Dante: Which way is that?
Sam: You’ll see.
Portia: I had only been focused on Trina and loading myself up with work. Forgot to even think about what I wanted out of life. And then you came back into it. And all these possibilities are available to me now, you know? Love and happiness and security. And you’ve given me all of these things. And that’s what I want for us. I want that forever.
Curtis: So is that a yes?
Portia: Yeah. Curtis, I’m gonna marry you.
Portia: Clearly you’ve done the math. And while Trina is the correct age to be your daughter… She’s not. Marcus was her father.
[ Knock on door ]
Curtis: Babe, can we talk?
Sonny: What’s going on? Clearly something’s going on.
Josslyn: What’s going on is that your nephew is an entitled, inconsiderate ass.
Trina: Look, I really appreciate you adding your own security, but it’s really not necessary. My father has it covered.
Sonny: What was that about?
Dex: Your nephew wanted me to leave. I wasn’t gonna do it until I checked with you.
Sonny: But that’s not what it looked like. It looked like, uh Spencer was provoking you, and you didn’t take the bait. Alright, just — you go ahead and go. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Something — I got word from Pikeman. They gave me a date for the shipment. It’s gonna be two weeks from tonight. I want you to go with me to make sure that the merchandise is transferred without incident.
Sonny: Wait. This is important.
Dex: I appreciate you giving me a chance to prove myself.
Ava: What’s wrong?
Ava: Trina, please tell me. You know me well enough to know that I will not accept that as an answer.
Trina: I just saw Spencer blow up on one of Sonny’s people, and it’s a side of him I really don’t like.
Drew: As far as I know, Carly is staying close to Willow and Michael for the time being. I also don’t think she was invited.
Nina: She wasn’t invited. I just thought maybe she would be your plus one.
Drew: No. No date for me. Excuse me.
T.J.: It’s almost time.
Molly: So exciting.
Marshall: Yeah, but where did that son of mine disappear to?
Curtis: It’s the final countdown.
Portia: We still have, um, a little bit of time.
Curtis: Yeah. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Don’t open the door. I don’t want to see you in your dress before it’s time.
Portia: It’s not like you to be superstitious like that.
Curtis: Well… today is not the day to tempt fate. Uh…honey… I love you, and I just — I felt the need to tell you that one more time before we take our vows. I’m so happy life brought us back together. That I’m able to rediscover you. So we can love openly and honestly with no secrets. We get to do it right this time, and I cannot wait.
Portia: [ Sniffles ] I love you, too.
Curtis: Okay, babe.
Portia: And the…
Curtis: I’ll see you out there. Okay? I’ll be the one at the altar wearing his heart on his sleeve.
Portia: Curtis. [ Cries ] Oh, Curtis.
Michael: Just please tell me, if you have the chance, that you will fight to stay with me and the children.
Willow: Michael, don’t misunderstand. I don’t want to leave you or our children. There’s nothing I want less. So, of course. If I get the chance, I will fight with everything that I have.
Michael: Okay. And I will go on praying for a miracle.
Willow: So will I.
[ Knock on door ]
Carly: Hey. Is everything okay?
Willow: It’s better than okay. Michael and I are getting married.
Sam: Well, we can’t exactly hide the fact that we’re Americans.
Dante: What — what are you — what are you saying? You don’t think I can do a good British accent?
Sam: Well, I think you can do a good Brooklyn accent. But British, I’m not so sure. Maybe we say that we’re here on a referral from a friend.
Dante: A referral from Maggie.
Sam: From the rich couple that we met in London. Or maybe the last family that Maggie worked for.
Dante: Can we say we’re here to try to persuade her to get her to work for us?
Sam: [ Laughs ] Yeah. To look after our perfectly quiet, behaved children?
Dante: I don’t know… which part of that story is a bigger stretch.
Sam: [ Sighs ] I don’t know. I think we go with plan “B.”
Sam: Yeah. Tell Maggie that we’re here on Esme’s behalf, that we’re looking for the nanny who raised her because Esme is in trouble and desperately needs her help.
Carly: I don’t blame you for wanting to get home.
Willow: Hopefully today.
Michael: Tomorrow at the latest.
Carly: And then we’re gonna have a wedding?
Michael: Yeah, at the Quartermaines’. We want to re-create the first one.
Carly: That sounds beautiful and fitting. Okay. When?
Michael: We haven’t picked the date just yet.
Willow: But obviously, sooner than later. In two weeks?
Michael: Is that doable?
Carly: Uh, are you kidding? With Olivia and me at the helm, anything is doable. We are gonna make sure that you have the most perfect wedding.
Willow: Thank you, Carly.
Carly: Okay, well, um, we need to get planning, so why don’t you take a walk so we can discuss details?
Michael: What, you don’t want my opinion on floral arrangements?
Michael: Alright then. Do you need anything while I’m out there?
Willow: I’d love a seltzer or anything with bubbles actually.
Carly: Uh, no, I’m good. Thanks. So, um, I really do want to talk to you about the wedding, but mainly I wanted Michael to leave the room. He wouldn’t like this. I need to ask you a favor.
Drew: Everything okay?
Curtis: Oh, man. All good. Alright.
Laura: Okay. Looks like we’re ready to start.
Spencer: [ Sighs ] I’m sorry.
Josslyn: You’re always sorry… till next time.
Sterling: There she is. My beautiful daughter.
Trina: Mom… you look incredible.
Sterling: A vision.
Portia: Thank you both.
Trina: I am so excited for you and Curtis. I’m so excited for all of us. Oh.
Portia: Careful with the dress. Always remember how much I love you, no matter what.
Portia: Just promise me.
Trina: I promise. But you’re getting married. You’re not being deployed overseas. We’re not saying goodbye.
[ Soft music playing ]
Terry: That’s our cue.
Trina: Ready, mom?
Sterling: Now it’s our turn. I am so proud of you, Portia. Proud of the way you’ve raised your daughter, the way you conduct your life. Your mother and I feel blessed that you have found someone to love you as much as you deserve to be loved.
Portia: I love you so much, Daddy.
Sterling: I love you, sweetheart. I think we’re ready.
[ “Bridal march” playing ]
Dante: Wow. Hearing Esme described as a woman in trouble who needs help — I’m not quite used to that, but I guess it’s true.
Sam: Yeah, and however awful Esme was — and believe me, I think everyone can agree that she was awful — I’m convinced that she doesn’t remember.
Dante: But Maggie helped raise Esme, so odds are she’s gonna want to help her. Right?
Sam: Yeah. I mean, you would think. And let’s not forget that Maggie is probably really worried that Esme has gone off the grid.
Dante: Right. So which way you leaning?
Sam: I’m thinking the simplest way is the best way.
Dante: Agreed. Okay. Let’s go find Maggie and, uh, tell her about Esme and see what happens.
Sam: Okay. I think it sounds like a plan.
Dante: Dante: Do you?
Dante: Well, listen, I was thinking, since the post office is closed and not open till morning, why don’t we stop at that pub that we passed by on the way in?
Sam: Are you inviting me for a pint?
Dante: Is that a yes?
Sam: Yes. Of course it’s a yes.
Dante: Let’s go.
Liesl: Thank you for agreeing to see me.
Willow: [ Chuckles nervously ] It’s still sinking in that, um, you’re my great aunt, that I have a great aunt at all.
Liesl: An adjustment for all of us, but life is full of surprises, isn’t it? And unexpected chances. I don’t intend to waste this one. You come from a family of strong women. Not without flaws, of course. We certainly made regrettable mistakes. And we come through for each other. And we’ll come through for you, Willow. Like it or not… [Chuckles] …You’re one of us now.
Michael: Now is not a good time.
Dex: I’ll keep it brief. Sonny just gave me some important information. They’ve set a date for the Pikeman shipment. Sonny will be there personally to supervise, and he wants me with him. This will give you the evidence you need to take him down.
Michael: When, uh, when’s the shipment?
Dex: Two weeks.
Laura: Welcome, everyone. I am so happy to be officiating this wedding today, to have the honor to marry Portia and Curtis, two people who clearly love each other. Curtis and I have been friends for a while now, and I happened to be with him on a night when he learned that Portia was in danger, and to say that he jumped into action would be an understatement. Without hesitation, without fear, he was ready to risk absolutely everything to keep Portia and her daughter safe. It’s moments like that that are so telling that make it clear what’s really important. And what was clear to me that night was that there was already a very strong bond between these two people, a bond which has only deepened since then, because here they are ready to join their lives. And with Trina, become a family. So before we get the ball rolling here, I do have to ask the question that we all know the answer to, but I have to ask it anyway. Can anyone here show just cause why these two should not be joined in holy matrimony? If so, speak now or forever hold your peace.
On the next “General Hospital” —
Laura: Do either of you know of any reason why you should not be joined in holy matrimony?
Stella: That blessing comes with a price.
Heather: Your Valentine’s present.
Sam (with Dante): This is important that we find her.
Ryan: Everyone needs a backup plan, right?