GH Transcript Thursday, February 16, 2023

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I’m sorry. We’re closed. I’m just on my way home. So if you’ll excuse me. Actually, if — if you got a few minutes, it’s important that I speak to you. We’ve talked already. I don’t see what more you could possibly need from me. I’m looking to get some answers about esme prince.

[ Screaming ]

[ Muffled screaming ]

[ Shushing ] Esme, shh.

[ Crying ] Sweetheart, shh, quiet. Everything’s going to be all right. Trust me, esme. Shh, darling, shh.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Panting ]

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry, nikolas. I did love you. Well, the reception was nice. It just seemed a little tense at the end. I don’t know, but it seemed to me like portia was nervous about trina. Well, any complications that they have in their mother-daughter relationship can’t hold a candle to mine and willow’S. You wanna go to G.H.? No, there’s no point, sonny. Willow doesn’t want me there.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Let me see… business? Portia’s dress was so beautiful, and that cake was delicious. I heartily second the cake. Oh, and what about elizabeth’s speech? I was so impressed that she stood up and filled in for trina. Bet her daughter hated missing her mother’s toast. Well, she made it back in time for the bouquet, so it all worked out. Is everything okay with trina?

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ] I’m sure she’s just tired from a very long day. Thank you guys so much for coming a-and for your beautiful speech.

[ Laughs ] You deserve every happiness. Thank you for stopping in. Congratulations, you guys. Thank you. Congratulations. Thank you. You look beautiful.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, curtis, I am going to go check on trina. Excuse me. Yeah, babe. Whatever you need. You may have the bouquet, but don’t get any ideas. Trina? Honey, are you okay? I told you before, I don’t know any esme prince. She needs your help. She’s in prison and — and she’s pregnant. Sounds like your friend’s in a bad way, but I can’t help you. Please leave. Look, I-I’m sorry. I-I traveled a long way for this. I can’t leave until I get some answers. Have a seat, then. I’ll just grab a pint. Want one? Uh, yeah, sure. That’d be incredible. Stout or ale? Uh, you can make mine a stout. Thanks. Brilliant.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Easy, easy, easy. Maggie fitzgerald. Hey, we need to talk. I’m sorry, nina, I gotta take this.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Yeah, fine. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Drew: Joss. Hey. You looking for someone? Um, I was looking for trina and spencer, but I don’t see them. Ah. I’m here by myself. Well, there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m flying solo, too. Oh. We both know you shouldn’t be. Hm. Sorry, but I’m going to have to call our valentine’s date night short. Things are busy at work. Oh, don’t apologize. I don’t need grand romantic gestures. Although this chocolate cheesecake is sublime. If I haven’t told you tonight, I love you very much. I love you, too. You’ve been pretty busy yourself these days. Have I? Oh, I’m not too preoccupied to notice you slipping out for hours at a time at night on secret missions. Something to do with anna? If my missions were so secret, then you know that I cannot give you the details. Understood. Just be careful. Always. Okay. What about the hook investigation? Is there any evidence of ryan’s possible involvement? So far, only dead ends. I mean, we hoped heather webber would make good on her promise to get ryan chamberlain to open up. It was a long shot. Robert and I thought it was worth a try. No information, huh? No. Heather was stalling. Her time’s up. She’s going back to d’archam. We need to move. First, we have to dispose of this body, so I’ll need another hand, so to speak.

[ Muffled shouting] Kinda busy at the moment. But we’re gonna need your clothes. What? We haven’t got all day, ryan. Just — just go ahead. Strip. But — shh, shh, esme. Hi. Oh. Good, you changed. Mm. Chic to shady in no time flat. Shall we? Nope. Not yet. Well, you were the one who insisted that we move nikolas at night. Well, it’s night. It’s dark, and I’m ready. No more putting this off. It is time that I rid myself of my husband for good and bury the past. Is everything okay? We’re fine.

[ Chuckles ] Trina, your mom was very concerned when you missed the toast. Where’d you go? Were you with her? Spencer and I were together, but this has nothing to do with him. It has everything to do with you. What are you talking about? You really want to do this here, mom? I don’t exactly know what’s happening here, but you missed everything. You’ve been hiding something from me, something important.


I’m detective dante falconeri with the port charles police department in new york. Please forgive me. No one’s asked about esme since I came here. And then you show up with a cockamamie story about her being pregnant and in prison. Well, it’s actually not a story. She is pregnant and she’s in prison. That’s awful. What happened? Did the father lead her into trouble? W-well, that’s complicated, but she’s been accused of some pretty serious crimes that she didn’t commit, and then, unfortunately, some that — that she did. I mean, uh, she had a horrible accident, and — and she lost her memory. You and esme have a close relationship, right? We did. Well, you might be the only person with information that could exonerate her. Will you help us? Absolutely not. I’m not subjecting you to ryan chamberlain. I’m volunteering. Besides, you asked ava. Ava’s different. Why? Because she’s not your wife? Maybe. Look, felicia, when kevin and I approached ava, we wanted information on esme. We didn’t suspect chamberlain’s involvement. Now you do. Exactly. This is too dangerous. Look, chamberlain may not be physically attacking his victims, but signs point to him pulling the strings. I don’t want you in his crosshairs. I couldn’t live with myself if anything happened to you. We’ll get chamberlain another way. I understand, mac. And I know there — there are other ways to nail ryan. I hope you won’t be too long at spring ridge. I might still be up when you get home. It’s still valentine’s day, after all. That’s a good reason to get a move on. Just be careful out there. Back atcha. Anna, I’m going to be a little late getting to the house. There’s a stop I need to make. Whatever is going on, trina and portia, they’ll sort it out. I wish I knew what was going on, pop. Trina would never leave her mother’s wedding. When she got back, something was definitely off. I mean, I know my daughter. I’m going to go get some answers. Come in. Something I can do for you, gentlemen? Where were you with trina? And what the hell did that have to do with why she’s mad at her mom? Alright. So what’s this about? I went to see stella. I was worried she missed the wedding, and I went to check on her. I was going to convince her to come, if she felt up to it. But it turns out stella wasn’t sick. She just didn’t want to be there. And judging by the look on your face, you knew that already. I suspected. I didn’t understand. Stella was so excited. She flew back from england early. And then all of a sudden, she’s ghosting the wedding. When I asked her, she said she couldn’t come in good conscience, that there’s something you’re keeping from me and curtis. Stella said the secrecy and lies need to come to an end, but when I pushed her, she said I needed to ask you. So I’m asking, mom. I’m asking the mother that I’ve looked up to my entire life. What are you keeping from me?

I’m a survivor, austin. I’ve been tested more times than I care to count. The one thing that frightens me, the one thing that scares me to my core is the thought of losing my child. I cannot live through that again. I don’t know how I made it through the first time. So, when nikolas threatened to take avery… …I panicked. I couldn’t let him leave. I just wanted to stop him. I wanted to talk to him. I didn’t want to kill him. But I have a job to do, and I have to do it before elizabeth goes to the cops, because I will not be separated from my child. Fair enough. Let’s go do what we got to do.

[ Doorbell, knock on door ] Are you expecting someone? I’ll get rid of whoever that is, and I’ll meet you at the stables. Alright. What the… well, hi, felicia. Oh, I’m really sorry for just showing up like this, but I really need to talk to you. May I come in? Y-you know what? It’s — it’s actually not a very good time. It’s about ryan chamberlain. Hello? Do you ladies need help? Are you okay? So, what did brick want? Uh… okay. Don’t tell me. You guys went to discuss last night’s basketball scores? Do you really want to know? My love, I saw your face when brick called. Yeah. And that was enough to make me concerned. I can handle myself. I know you can handle yourself, but will you just humor me? Promise me that you’ll be extra careful. I promise. Finn has always been there for me. I’m grateful that hasn’t changed. I think a part of me will always love him. You went through so much together. It would test anyone. But the fact that you can still remain friends… maybe you’ll find your way back to each other. I don’t think that’s in the cards. I do wish things could be different. Terry tells me you and elizabeth are no longer. Why is this? Things just got complicated. Life is complicated. Love is not… with the right person. If only that were true. You’re going to have to talk to trina. Trina’s not here. You are. It’s really none of my business. Young man, there’s a time and a place for chivalry.

[ Scoffs ] But this ain’t it. Start talking, spencer. Trina and i went to go see stella. That’s where you went? Mm-hmm. Why? Mom, after I found out about your affair, we promised we’d be open with each other. I thought this was a turning point for us. It was. No, no, no. A-and I felt awful that you thought that you couldn’t trust me, a-and I was glad that we made it through that. So then why won’t you tell me what stella’s talking about? Please. Is it really bad? Um… you know how I told you that your dad’s work, it put a strain on our marriage, and how lonely and depressed I was, always feeling like I came in second to his job. And that’s when curtis came into my life. And you an affair. But stella implied that your relationship with curtis has something to do with whatever you’re keeping from me. Is she telling the truth? Did something else happen? Curtis found out that I was married, and he ended things. And I was heartbroken, but I went back to your father, and I was — I was determined to make things work, no matter what. Did you… did you stop loving dad? I-I, um… I just wanted to be a priority to him. I just wanted him to care about me. And I think — I think he sensed that I was struggling because he really started to put more of an effort into our marriage and he really started to — to love on me. And I thought, “this is amazing. Everything is going to be okay and everything is going to work out.” So what happened? Weeks later… I found out that I was pregnant.

[ Scoffs ] Oh, my god. No, no, honey, you don’t understand — no! I understand that you had an affair and you got pregnant! Are you saying… curtis is my father?

Of course I’ll help esme. I stopped being her nanny, but I never stopped caring about her. Wait, why did — why would you think that dante and i were setting a trap for you? I haven’t heard from esme in some time, and then you turned up asking questions. I’m afraid I assumed the worst. Which is what? I was afraid esme’s father had taken her and then sent you to make sure I never utter a word about him. Ever since esme tracked him down, I’ve been living in fear that he’ll come after me. You know who esme’s father is? We would like to talk to him. I mean, he could be the key to proving that esme didn’t commit these crimes, right? What exactly is esme accused of? There’s a serial killer who’s been terrorizing port charles. It isn’t esme. It can’t be. Uh, that’s what we believe also. And we’re trying to prove that. So if you could just tell us esme’s father’s name. Oh. Hello, chief. Thank god we ran into you. On the ground. Hands in the air. Oh, please, please, please, please. Oh, please help me. Please help me. Please, please, please, please. Put your hands in the air where I can see them. No, but you don’t understand. He made us do this. No! Now, that felt good! Hello, mac! What a delight to find you here.

[ Crying ] Okay, felicia, you definitely have my attention. You were working with the pcpd to get information out of ryan about esme. Are you interested in doing that again? Oh, no. No, no, I’m not. The pcpd has reason to believe that ryan is involved with the hook murders. Did you know that? Are you sure? An earring from one of ryan’s victims was found on rory cabrera’s person like a calling card. That would mean that ryan attacked me. How is that even possible? He’s a vegetable. Chances are ryan is masterminding everything, and he’s using someone else to do the footwork. We know where all of his weak spots are, ava. We can get him to give up something that will point to his accomplice. I think if we work together, we can get to him. What do you say? Where are you taking me? Just get in, sweetheart. Please let me go. It’s gonna be okay. Please let me go. Sweetheart. Please just put on your seatbelt. No, I don’t wanna do this. Everything’s gonna be alright. What is happening?! Alright, esme.

[ Car horn honks ] Come on! What?! I have to make sure he can’t follow us. We’re stealing his car. I think we’re okay. But it’s like kismet, him coming along. Oh, come on!

[ Alarm blaring in distance ] Look! That’s spring ridge now realizing we’re not in our rooms. They’re — any minute, they’re going to find the guard, and then they’re going to find us. Move it! Oh, alright. It’s no fun if you can’t see the light leave their eyes anyway. Get in, and let’s get this road trip started! After one more stop, of course.

[ Alarm continues blaring ] Trina felt that stella should be at the wedding. But my aunt stella’s sick. Y– um, trina felt that she could convince her, if she felt up to it, but… but — but what?

[ Laughs nervously ] Guys. We found out that stella was never sick. She just said that to get out of coming to the wedding. Why would she do that? I don’t know. Spencer, this hesitation is starting to work my nerves, man. You’re gonna have to talk to trina. Look, gentlemen, this concerns very, very personal family information to which I’m not privy, so if you’ll excuse me. Come on, aunt stella, pick up. She’s avoiding your calls? None of this makes any sense. Why would stella lie and stay away from your wedding? You think trina and portia have been gone long enough?

[Voice breaking] Mom, please, be honest with me. Answer me. Is curtis my father? I don’t know. What do you mean, you don’t know? I’m sorry, sweetheart. I don’T. So he could be? He might be? Yes. Your dad had come home from work, and I had just finished a pregnancy test. And he was so happy and excited. And I was thrilled. Instantly, honey, you were our whole world. And it was like a new beginning for us. We were a new family, and that’s all I ever really wanted. And curtis was — he was out of my life by his choice. And I was back with my husband, and things were just so much better. In our hearts, sweetheart, you are our child. And at the time, I-I didn’t see the point in finding out if he was your biological father. You’re a doctor! You didn’t see the point?! You let me live my whole life as a lie! No, no, no, no. Marcus is your father. He’s your father in every way. Dna, it doesn’t change that, trina. Does dad know? I never told him or curtis. You kept this to yourself? This huge secret affects all of our lives. This is my identity! You do not have the right to keep it from me. I didn’t want to upset you, trina. I didn’t want to upset your life. Yes, maybe I was fooling myself into thinking that this day would never come, but there’s still every chance that marcus is your father. I-I truly — I wanted to spare you from the pain of thinking that he might not be. No, no, no! Trina! You wanted to spare yourself! I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I kept this from you. I’m sorry about it all. Believe me, I know this is turning your life upside down. But, honey, I need you to know that your father and I, we love you. We love you so much. And every choice I’ve made from the second I found out I was pregnant with you has been about you. It’s been about doing what’s best for you. No, don’t! Don’t! Just don’T. How can I believe anything that you say? How can you stand there and say you love me when you kept this from me my entire life?

Ready to go? You change your mind about going to G.H.? Uh, I don’t think my heart can take it. Can we just go home? Yeah, you know I’d do anything for you. Yeah, I know that. That’s what gets me through all of this. Let’s go. Okay. You guys get home safely. Same. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Yours too. Bye, guys. Bye. [ Squeals ]

[ Chuckles ] Well, I guess — I guess it’s time to call it a night. Mm-hmm. I mean, you probably want to get home to the boys. Actually, all that’s waiting for me is an empty house. Jake and aiden are with friends, and cameron’s at his dorm. Oh, well, if you’re not quite ready to leave, I could go for a cup of coffee. Sounds really nice. Josslyn: Spencer. Hey, could you excuse me? Yeah. I’m gonna get going, too. If you see my mom, tell her I say hi. I will. Okay. Hey. Um, what happened with you and trina? I saw you guys head out, and when she came back inside, she looked upset. Did you do something? This time, joss, I can guarantee that I had nothing to do with it. Well, do you know if she’s okay? I have absolutely no idea. I know that you can’t comprehend this right now, but at the time, I thought I was doing the best thing for all of us, trina, I really did. No, you were doing — you were doing what was best for you, not for me or dad or even curtis. I thought it was bad enough that you cheated on dad — the man who will always be my dad, but may not be my father. It just — god, it just kills me that… you hurt him again. Oh, trina! I can’t — I can’t do this. I gotta get out of here. No, no, don’T. No! Don’t leave! No, you can’t — no! I can’t even look at you right now! We can work this out, trina! I can’t even look at you right now! I don’t know who I am anymore. But I sure as hell don’t know who you are.

[ Crying ] Portia: No! Her father is the devil incarnate. I tried to warn esme. I told her she’d be far better off without him, but… she was always desperate to know her parents. Well, who is he? We need a name. Yeah, please, maggie. We might be able to save her. His name is chamberlain. Ryan chamberlain. Oh, boy. Oh, okay. Okay. Alright, I’m — I’m in. I’ll… thank you, ava. You won’t regret it. Well, if ryan is behind my attack, it’d be my pleasure to help take him down. But I can’t do anything about tonight, though, because I — I have other priorities. Yeah, well, so do I, actually. I need to be on my way. Okay. So we’ll talk about the details tomorrow? You bet. Have a good evening.

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