GH Transcript Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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 stop? We have one chance at escape, and you want to pull over? Because why? You’re jonesing for a slurpee? Ha! Hardly. Oh, I get it. This is about your precious little ava, isn’t it? A heart wants what it wants. Yeah, I doubt it’s your heart calling the shots, lover boy. Come on, ryan! Gets your head back into the game. The more you dillydally, the closer detective falconeri and his girl come to blowing us up. That barmaid, I think she knows more about maggie fitzgerald than she’s letting on. You know, we could be a lot closer to finding esme’s parents than we thought. Well, I hear you, and I agree, but maybe we shouldn’t get ahead of ourselves, right? We have a hunch right now. We don’t have any proof. Then we find some. Any suggestions? I think that you should go to that pub and push that barmaid for some more answers. Well, yeah, I could do that. Or — or — you know, hear me out. But are you — are you still… what? …Feeling jet-lagged?

[ Door opens ] My usual lager, love. Sorry, cyril, we’re closed. Dear. Oh, dear. I suppose I’ll see you tomorrow, then. Cyril, wait. Yeah? What time’s the next train to london? Ah, the express departs at the quarter-hour. Going on holiday? Something like that. To the best of the best! Congratulations! Guests: The best of the best! Mm. Drew, thank you so much. I love you guys. Thank you. That was beautiful! You’re amazing. Well, well… my man. That was perfect. I love you, bro. I meant every single word. Okay. Ah, it is the maid of honor’s turn next. Whoo!That’s right.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Trina robinson, show yourself.

[ Singsong voice ] Where is trina?

[ Laughs ] I know she was so excited to give her toast. Well… where could she be? She, uh, probably didn’t know that we would be making toasts so soon. I suppose she could give hers later. Well, I-I guess that every wedding has their hiccups, right? I guess this is ours. You mean, uh, our hiccup wasn’t aunt stella taking a sick day?

[ Laughs ] No, that was a hitch. Right. Okay. So I guess we just go with the flow. It is our day, after all. Yeah.

[ Clinking ] Kiss! Kiss! Man #1: Yeah! Man #2: Yeah, here we go!

[ Laughter ] Already? Kiss her! Kiss her!Yeah! Yeah! All: [ Chanting ] Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! Man: There you go. Whoo! Come on, now. Remember — go with the flow.

[ Laughs ]

[ Guests cheering ] Oh, that’s juicy!

[ Cheering continues ] We’re all watching! Trina. I-is everything alright? Your mother… yeah, she’s fine. Uh, a-and curtis is too. The wedding is beautiful, and everyone’s at the reception. Then why… I was worried about you. I thought, um… well, I just thought you must be really sick to miss my mom and curtis’s wedding. Can we come in? Yeah. Are you feeling better, miss henry? No chicken soup from room service? No boxes of tissues? No cough drops? I might have exaggerated the state of my health somewhat. I-I just needed a quiet evening. A quiet evening? Instead of A… major family celebration. I’m sorry. I — I don’t understand. What would keep you from my mom and curtis’s wedding?

Okay, attention, everyone. There’s been a slight change in plans. We will pick up the speeches later. So in the meantime, I encourage you to — well, we encourage you to eat, drink, and be merry. Actually, I would love to give a toast. Is now a good time? I cede to the lovely lady. Are you trying to distract me? Mnh. Mnh-mnh, mnh-mnh. No, no, no. No. I’m just — I’m just, you know, trying to collect my thoughts. But it’s weird, you know, like, none of them — none of them are telling me to go back to that pub and hold the barmaid’s feet to the fire. Oh, no, no, no, I didn’t mean for you to go and interrogate her, but it’s pretty obvious that that barmaid knows a lot more about esme’s nanny than she’s letting on. Right, you know, that’s, uh… you know, something we could do in the morning. And give her time to warn the nanny? Are you kidding me? By that time, maggie fitzgerald could be off in the wind. Bye. Get home safe. Good night. Half an hour before the train. Archie. Sorry to call so late, but, uh [Clears throat] I am, uh, coming down with something terrible.

[ Clears throat ] I feel it in the back of my throat. So can you open up for me tomorrow morning? Well, you’ll just have to reschedule ’cause I’m not gonna be here!

[ Exhaling sharply ] Here I am, trying to save our little family from ruin, and you’re plotting a rendezvous with that harlot? You know what? I’m taking this back. You know, your jealousy of ava is getting really old. Ha! You ever thought of deep breathing? Oh, I see. So you want me to meditate while those two nosybodies are on the hunt for esme’s long-lost nanny? Well, maybe they wouldn’t be on the hunt if you weren’t so willing to talk to detective falconeri. Detective falconeri gave me no choice. I was protecting esme! While you sit there lounging in that chair all day long, I’m the one doing all the work.

[ Sighs ] Mm. No, no, don’t see it. Oh, sorry. I was just looking for my violin. Well, who broke out of prison? Who’s the one seeking retribution for everyone that wronged esme? Who broke back into prison? You never once thanked me for all my hard work. I even let that perky wannabe princess felicia cozy up to me. You what?! So let’s all raise a glass to the happy couple. To portia and curtis. Guests: To portia and curtis!

[ Cheering ] Yeah! Hey. What a wonderful speech that was, wasn’t it? It’s a gift. All these people expressing their love, their admiration for you both. It’s amazing. We are blessed. Yeah. Ava, I’m recording wedding messages for portia and curtis. Is there anything you want to add? Get everything in writing.

[ Exhales sharply ] What was that? Mm, may the road rise up to meet you. Oh. How poetic.

[ Mid-tempo jazz music playing ] Hey. Oh! At risk of complimenting my own hotel, doesn’t the ballroom look spectacular? Yes! Beautiful! To you. Oh! And your most classy venue. Well, thank you. Well, I own half of the hotel. You know what? Are you still hungry? ‘Cause I can try to go find a server, get you a little bit more food. Okay, I’ll be right back. Hmm! She’s overcompensating. She’s — she’s just worried, you know? For willow, she doesn’t want to spoil the wedding. Yeah. Must be tough putting on a brave face under the circumstances. I’m proud of her. Me too. Anything I can do? Yeah. Just keep her distracted. Will do. Hey, I appreciate you’re such a good friend to nina. Okay. Little bit more food. Alright. Um, didn’t you think that elizabeth’s toast was sweet? Yeah, sweet. A little saccharine, but — but nice. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Hey, you know what? Um, I’m gonna go see laura. Is that okay? Oh. Yeah. So… hmm? Mm. What did you think of drew’s speech? Mind if I, uh, sit down? Oh, of course. Come. So… I-it was a nice ceremony, right? The officiant was — was top-rate.

[ Laughs ] Not too last-minute? I don’t think anybody would even know that he didn’t have time to prepare. Oh, great. Thank you. I feel sorry for stella, though — to come down ill in the 11th hour. You know, I was looking forward to seeing her, and I don’t know what happened to her. Y-you think she’s all right? Hope so. Would you just look at that beautiful wedding cake just waiting to be eaten? Oh, I know. Molly has been eyeing that cake ever since we got here. She’s not the only one. Well, I guess that’s our cue. Yes! Let’s do it. Cake time. There’s a reason I wasn’t at the wedding. Good reason. A reason your mother would understand. But you didn’t tell her the real reason. You said you were sick. It’s true I lied. A-and I hated doing it. But I didn’t want to make portia’s day about me. I don’t get it. My mom was worried about you. Why would she understand your absence? She found it.

Did you and my mom talk about something when you went to pick up your dresses? Otherwise, I-I really — I really don’t understand. It’s not for you to understand, trina.

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry. That — that didn’t come out right. I… I just didn’t want to complicate things. I know how difficult it is planning a wedding, and that’s why I asked laura to take my place. One less thing for curtis and portia to worry about. But that still doesn’t explain why you wouldn’t perform the ceremony. Aunt stella, what are you not telling me?

[ Sighs ] In my experience, the longer that secrets are kept, the more damage they do. Well, with all due respect to your experience, young man, this is a family matter. And last time I checked, you’re not family. You’re right. I apologize. But I’m family now. Right? Yes, baby, you are. And so I’ll say this — I wanted to be there, but I simply couldn’T. Not in good conscience.

[ Squeals softly ] Okay. Yes. Yay.

[ Guests cheering ] You smear cake in my face, you will live to regret it.

[ Laughter ] Wouldn’t dream of it. Man: Don’t do it.

[ Laughs ] Daddy’s watching.

[ Laughter ] How’s that? It’s perfect. Woman: Oh, cute.

[ Laughs ] It’s delicious!

[ Laughs ] You still want to be my wife? That’s all I want. Yes! It’s so good. Oh, man. Boy, some kind of wedding, isn’t it? Sure is. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Everything okay with you? It’s nothing. I just — I just wish I could do more, give something to curtis, show him how much I love him. Granddad. Hey. Uncle curtis, he knows. And you being here, I mean, that’s the best gift you could possibly give him. Tj. Hey, could I borrow you for a minute? Yes, one sec. One sec. Okay. One sec. Try not to worry so much. Okay? Promise. Hell to the no. Good.

[ Laughs ] I love you. I love you more.

[ Sighs ]

There’s something ’bout the way you move me, baby… okay, go. Welcome to the family, portia. Don’t forget about trina. Just kidding. Trina… you have always felt like family, and now it’s just official. But stepcousin doesn’t quite do it justice. I see you as a sister. Okay. Whew! Hey, no tears, babe. This is a happy occasion. I am happy! Ahh. I thought your speech was very nice. Oh, well, you don’t want to hear what I think of drew cain. Now I do. Well, he and carly are involved, and they’re trying to hide it for some reason. And since carly doesn’t do anything without an agenda, I’m sure the reasons are less than legitimate. You see that smile on spencer’s face when he saw trina? Like the weight of the world was off his shoulders. She brings out the best in him. He needs that now more than ever. Little chance he’s gonna get that from nikolas. Who knows why drew and carly are keeping things quiet. Their reasons might not make sense to anybody but the two of them. But, I mean, I have nothing to say on the matter. I mean, look at me. I’m a mess. I’m clearly no expert in relationships. You idiot! You know better than to play games with felicia scorpio. Did you just call me an idiot. Well, if the shoe fits. Ryan, you were with me when felicia came here. With her hubby. You know, threatening to send us both back to d’archam. Remember? It’s not like we were having tea and crumpets. And you haven’t seen her since? No! The brothers scorpio ganged up on me when I was having my physical at G.H. Two broken records, again threatening to send me back to d’archam. But since I’d of course prefer to have spring ridge as my base of operations, I told them that I would cozy up to you and glean some useful tidbits about your relationship with esme, which would prove that, of course, she was the one who killed their boy in blue, officer cabrera. Right. And just what did you tell them? Nothing useful. I was just stringing them along. And protecting you in the meantime. You’re welcome. I don’t need protection. You know what I’m capable of. Maybe back in the day, lover boy. But, I mean, come on. Look at you. I mean, you’re not exactly, uh, in practice.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, not much more, really, than a piece of furniture.

[ Laughs ] Yeah.

[ Gasping ] Think again. And he’s back! Ladies and gentlemen, the ryan chamberlain we all know and love. The ryan chamberlain we need.

[ Laughs ] So come on, ryan. Just get ready. Get yourself ready to act. ‘Cause I-I feel it in my bones. The hour is nigh.

[ Exhales sharply ] You know, and just in case you feel like exercising your legs tonight… feel free.

in life same story every night. Time in the rocking chair.” Don’t sweat it, sweetheart. Baby books are for suckers. “You know more than you think you do.” Dr. Spock. He was the foremost pediatrician of the 20th century and a very wise man. Look, that may be true, but I am in prison. There aren’t exactly any rocking chairs in here. I don’t know what’s gonna happen to us. Oh, my sweet girl. You don’t have to worry about a thing. Everything’s gonna be taken care of. Taken care of? What does that mean? I guess you might have a point. I mean, who is that barmaid anyway, right? Exactly. I mean, we just happened upon the pub. We thought she was someone local. But what if she knows more about maggie fitzgerald than she’s letting on? You’re not gonna let this go, are you?

[ Laughs ] No. Not a chance. Come on, come on.

[ Sighs ] Sorry, archie. Your toast was beautiful. Oh, thank you. I meant every word. I know you did. You know, when I was speaking, it suddenly hit me — what if this is my last chance to tell everybody how I feel? Hi, mr. Ashford. I was wondering if you wanted to say anything for portia and curtis’s wedding video. Oh, no. No, I-I… are you sure? Alright. Okay. Alright, I’ll try. Okay. Hello, curtis. Hi, portia. Uh, it’s been my, uh — my pleasure. It’s been… no, no. Well, it’s been my honor to… I-I’m sorry, dearie. I mean, miss dearie. I’m not good at speechifying. It’s okay, it’s okay. Don’t worry. Please. Marshall’s gonna lay it out a little bit later with the band backing him up. Okay. Alright? Yeah, yeah. Right, drew. Right. You know, it means the world to me that spencer still has you in his life. Well, listen, let me put it this way — spencer is all I have left of my sister. I love that kid. I know you do. I just wish he could have that kind of closeness with his father. Ava, I am so sorry. Here we are at a wedding, and you and nikolas just finalized your divorce. Nikolas… should never have come back to port charles. We’d all be better off. No sign of trina? She’s not responding to my calls or texts. Now I-I’m officially getting worried. I mean, where is she? I’ll go look for her. No, no, no, no, no. I appreciate it, but I’m probably just overreacting. Besides, you’re the man of the hour. You can’t disappear too. Josslyn, josslyn. Have you seen trina anywhere? Oh, you know, she texted me earlier that her and spencer needed some air. Um, I’m sorry. I should have told you that before. Well… see? She’s fine. Good conscience? What does my mom marrying curtis have to do with your conscience?

[ Sighs ] You — you may be too young to understand this, but as you get older. There are things you just don’t say. You equivocate because you want everybody to get along. Most importantly, you don’t want to hurt anyone. And all that stuff you didn’t say, it catches up with you. What haven’t you said? Aunt stella, are you — are you upset that my mom had an affair with curtis? I mean, that was 20 years ago. Or do you think, because she cheated on my dad, she’ll cheat on curtis?

My gosh, how you move me like air, you’re all I breathe you ready? Look, look, I’m gonna tell everyone I’m a little rusty, and they shouldn’t expect anything. No, no, no, no. This is what’s gonna happen. Okay, I’m gonna go out there and I am gonna introduce you. Alright. And then you are gonna walk out on stage and you are gonna play because you are a pro. Okay. You got this. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Yeah, right. Alright! Right. Alright, everybody! Doesn’t the band sound fantastic? Whoo! Give them some love up here! Whoo, whoo! Woman: Yes! Well, it’s about to get even better. Let me tell you that. Have you ever wondered where curtis gets his impeccable style, rhythm, and charm? Yeah, you. We’re talking about you. You’ve wondered. Well, guess what.

[ Laughter ] It is my great pleasure to introduce to you the father of the groom. Put your hands together, please. Marshall ashford’s coming out! Woman: Marshall!

[ Guests cheering ] You know about this? I’m just as surprised as you are. Oh, thank you. Thank — thank everyone. Um, I, uh… I want to dedicate this song to my son and — and his lovely wife.

[ Mid-tempo jazz music plays ] You sure you don’t wanna come back to this pub with me? Well, I mean, I would — I would like to go back, but I think it’s a really good idea if you go, because I think that that barmaid would be more willing to talk to you without me there. Mm. I get it. So you get to stay here and get all naked and cozy in this bed and sleep off your jet lag?

[ Laughs ] Yeah, no, I wish. I am going to be busy cybersleuthing the local school areas. I don’t know, maybe maggie was a third-grade teacher or something. I don’t know. I’ll figure something out. I respect you and your diligence. Thank you. Good luck. Cheerio. Ha! Cheerio, m’lady. What do you mean, it will all be taken care of? Just that you need to relax. These baby hormones are driving you a little crazy, aren’t they? All I meant was it’ll all work out. And how do you know that? Well, your baby daddy’s very rich. He’s not gonna let you languish in here, or his baby. Five minutes till lights out. Time to head back to your cellblocks. So, uh…come on. W-why don’t I take you back to your room? I’ll even show you a shortcut.

[ Guests cheering ] Wow. No, it’s not about your mother’s affair with curtis. Not exactly. But it’s part of it.

[ Sighs ] I’m sure that you know I kept a secret from curtis, and it almost ruined our relationship. Curtis spent 40 years without a father, and my silence was part of the reason. That experience changed me, and I will not keep a secret like that ever again. Maybe I should leave you two alone. No. Please stay. Okay, um… aunt stella, I’m kind of freaking out. Is there something my mom doesn’t know about curtis?

Thank you so much for coming, guys. Hey, thank your groom. Yeah, like I told you, curtis made all the arrangements. Well, you still had to show up. We wouldn’t have missed it for the world. And it’s wonderful to see you so happy, sweetheart. Yeah. It feels pretty wonderful too. I’m just upset that I didn’t get to see more of my niece. I mean, it’s so weird. She’S…off with a friend. Let’s just…yeah. Instead of being with her mom on her wedding day? Hey, go easy on my granddaughter, zeke. Yeah. You’re only young once. Yeah, I know. Alright, we’re out. Bring it in. Ohh!

[ Laughs ] Congrats. Congrats. Thank you. Sweetheart. Mm! Take care. Thanks again. Okay. You’re welcome. Thank you. Stella: There’s something portia needs to tell curtis, and she needs to tell you too. You deserve the truth. Why can’t you tell me? Even though I’m family now, it’s not my place. Now, the truth is gonna be hard for you to hear, but I believe you’re gonna be better off for it. And I trust that you will look after your friend. Yes, ma’am. You mind if I hug you? You’re a smart, strong young woman, and I believe that you’re gonna make it through. Let’s go. What was that about? I have no idea. But I’m gonna find out. Okay, miss malone, miss green… ugh! Come on, maggie fitzgerald. What happened? Did you marry? You just change your name? What am I looking…

[ Knock on door ] Oh.

[ Clears throat ] Hey, miss bletchly. I’m sorry to trouble you, ms. Mccall. May I come in? Yes. Yes, of course. I forgot to ask at check-in if you preferred coffee or tea in the morning. Oh, you know, coffee. Coffee would be great. Okay. Uh, is there — is there something else? Well, I noticed mr. Falconeri went out again. It — it is none of my business, but the village closes early. He’ll be quite disappointed if he went out sightseeing. Oh, uh, you know what? Dante, um, he likes to take long walks at night. I-it helps him sleep. Well, that’s quite alright, then. Yeah. Um… have you been in this village long?

[ Chuckles ] My entire life, dear. So I’m sure you practically know everyone. Indeed I do. And you don’t miss much? Well, I suppose I’m more observant than most. Would you mind if I asked you a few questions? W-where are you taking me? Oh, this — this way’s faster, sweetheart. You’ll — you’ll see.

[ Keys jingling ] What are you doing here? Oh, what have you gotten me into?

Oh, lord, did I do the right thing? Please tell me I didn’t destroy my family. I’ll help if I can. Okay. Good. Thank you. My partner and I, we were looking for a woman. Her name’s maggie fitzgerald. Does that name mean anything to you? I’m sorry, I — I am observant, just not terribly good with names. Okay. Um… well, do you know of a woman in the village who may have worked as a nanny or possibly a schoolteacher? Hmm, a nanny? Oh! I believe the barmaid at the pub once worked with children. Wait, the — the barmaid. Mm-hmm. Wait, are you talking about the woman who’s — who’s tall with the curly red hair? Yes, that’s her. Oh, she worked as a nanny in america. Her name’s margaret. Is that the woman you’re looking for? Hey, I’m sure trina will be back any second. If you want, I’ll go look for her. No, no, no. That’s okay. Let’s — let’s throw the bouquet. Are you sure? I didn’t want trina to catch it anyway.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Everybody, the bride is ready to throw her bouquet. Everybody get on the floor and take your chances. Come on. Look out! There will be blood.

[ Laughter ] Okay! You’re not going for the bouquet?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, sonny. I’d rather crawl over broken glass. You’re not the only one leaving early. Nikolas isn’t taking her calls, and she’s worried. And the way I feel, I wouldn’t care for one second if I ever saw him again. I’m so — I’m so sorry, officer. We just got turned around. She said this was a shortcut to my cell. I’m escorting you back. You don’t need to be rough. Huh. Where did you get these? Oh, you know, I found those in the dayroom. Are — are they important? Yeah, hold — don’t move. Aah! Hey, esme. Road trip? Toss the bouquet already. We’re not getting any younger. Okay! Okay, okay.

[ Drumroll plays ] Whoo! Aah!

[ Cymbals clash ]

[ Laughs ] Trina, we have been trying to find you. And I’ve been trying to find answers.

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