General Hospital Transcript
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Portia: I can’t reach my daughter, Curtis.
Curtis: [Sighs] Well, she, um, might just have her phone off.
Portia: That would explain the voice mail, but the texts? The texts still should be going through. And they’re not.
Curtis: Maybe she’s out of range.
Portia: [Sighs] No. No, no, not Trina.
Jordan: I’m sorry to bother you at work, but we have some questions about an ongoing investigation.
Portia: What kind of questions?
Curtis: Has something happened to Trina?
Spencer: This can’t be the end of us. We’re just getting started.
Trina: I’m glad we’re on the same page.
Spencer: Promise me you’ll be careful.
Trina: I promise. We got this, Spencer. But first, we got to get me out of this room.
Spencer: Yeah, without my escort discovering you.
Trina: Any ideas?
[Distant telephone ringing]
Laura: Are you here to check on Anna?
Sonny: How’s she doing?
Laura: She made it out of surgery. They just moved her to ICU.
Sonny: I-I’ll take any–- any good news where I can get it.
Laura: So I take it that means that you don’t have any leads on Spencer?
Sonny: Or Victor. But don’t worry about it, because when I find him, he’s going to pay more than he’s ever paid before.
Michael: Why do I feel like I’m about to get ganged up on?
Brook Lynn: Ganged up on is a little extreme.
Sasha: Willow has something she needs to tell you. That’s all.
Willow: I know this is weird.
Michael: A little bit.
Willow: I just need you to really listen, all right?
Michael: Okay. I always listen to you. What’s going on?
Willow: I want to get married, Michael.
Michael: Okay, good. So do I.
Valentin: Well, hello.
Valentin: If it isn’t the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Welcome back.
Michael: You–you want to get married today?
Willow: Tomorrow at the latest.
Brook Lynn: Makes sense, now that the transplant has been postponed.
Sasha: And who knows for how long, since Liesl is still missing?
Willow: I don’t want to wait. [Chuckles] I can’t wait. Time is running out, Michael. I want to marry you as soon as possible so we can have as long as possible together as husband and wife.
Michael: Oh, Willow–
Willow: Just, please consider it. [Chuckles]
Michael: There’s nothing to consider. Willow, I would marry you whenever… wherever you want.
Liesl: Let me go.
Victor: Ah, Liesl. There you are. And may I say you look divine?
Liesl: No, you may not.
Victor: Hmm. I do appreciate you joining me on such short notice. Uh, breakfast?
Liesl: Looks more like a funeral. All we need now is a body.
Valentin: How is she?
Doctor: [Sighs] Still at risk for post-op complications like infection, but you’re lucky. You’re on track to make a full recovery.
Anna: Thank you. Thank you so– hey, look, you know, um, I’m– I’m really grateful. Thank you.
Doctor: You’re so welcome.
Anna: Thank you. [Sniffles]
Doctor: I’ll be back to check on you, okay?
Valentin: I don’t think luck had anything to do with it. I think god is an Anna Devane fan.
Valentin: I thought I’d lost you.
Anna: I think you saved my life, didn’t you?
Valentin: I’m the reason you got shot in the first place.
Anna: Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t do that.
Valentin: Victor wanted to hurt me. He was willing to take you away from all of us to do it.
Anna: Well, he didn’t.
Valentin: Oh, thank god he didn’t.
Anna: Right before I blacked out, I saw something.
Anna: [Sniffles, cries] I saw all the faces of all the people I love. [Sniffles] I saw Robin and Emma and Noah and you. I-I think it’s what helped me fight, because… [Whimpering] I’m not ready to leave any of you just yet. [Breathes shakily, exhales deeply] I think you’re stuck with me.
[Both crying and chuckling]
Valentin: I’ll hold you to that.
Anna: Yeah, you should.
Portia: You need to tell me what’s going on right now.
Jordan: Can we go to your office?
Curtis: You know, if this is about Trina, I need to come, too.
Portia: [Sighs] Curtis should be there, too.
Dante: Hey. Uh, any word on Anna?
Laura: She’s out of surgery. She made it.
Dante: Well, that’s a relief. Unfortunately, it sounds like Victor’s list of victims is growing.
Trina: There’s no reason for the guard to latch the door when you’re not here, right? It’ll work.
Spencer: Yeah, it better.
Trina: We can do this. You know how I know?
Trina: Because we make a good team. I will be the definition of stealth, while– while you create the perfect diversion.
Spencer: Okay, listen to me. My uncle cannot catch you.
Trina: He won’t.
Spencer: Someone’s coming.
Trina: No turning back now.
Portia: You wanted privacy, so here we are. Now, please tell me what’s going on before I completely lose my mind.
Curtis: Jordan, what happened to Trina?
Jordan: We don’t know for sure. But we have reason to believe she’s with Spencer Cassadine… and his great-uncle Victor.
Spencer: Oh, it’s about time. I am starving. Hey, are we going or what?
Anna: What’s happening?
Valentin: I don’t think we should talk about that.
Anna: I want to talk about him.
Valentin: You should be resting.
Anna: I’m–- I’m resting. I’m in a bed. Tell me.
Valentin: Okay. What’s the last thing you remember?
Anna: I don’t know. [Inhales deeply] It’s a bit of a blur. I know you gave necklace– a necklace to Victor, didn’t you?
Valentin: He was going to hurt you. I was out of options.
Anna: It’s okay. I– shh. I would have done the same thing. Did Lucy get out okay? Is she–-
Valentin: In fact, I think she made a… a grand entrance at the Nurses’ Ball.
Anna: [Laughs] Of course she did. Your father… where is he? Do we know?
Valentin: Yeah. And, no. He escaped on the “Haunted Star.” So far, the location of the boat is a mystery.
Anna: How is that possible?
Valentin: I don’t know. But it is. And you should know that the necklace is not the only thing he escaped with.
Victor: I had hoped we could play nice, but here you are, greeting me with threats. And if you are thinking about causing any trouble, you should know I have guards all over this ship ready to descend at a moment’s notice. Welcome, my boy.
Liesl: And then there were three.
Spencer: What is this?
Valentin: No, you mean who is this. I think you’ve already met Dr. Liesl Obrecht.
Spencer: Where’s my brother? You said he’d be here.
Liesl: Make that four.
Victor: You have my word. You’ll see him after breakfast. Now, please, both of you, come, sit. [Sighs contentedly] There, isn’t this nice? Well, before we begin, let’s raise a glass to new beginnings.
Spencer: Exactly how long do you think that you can string us along for?
Victor: I beg your pardon?
Spencer: You promised me answers, Uncle Victor, and I intend to collect.
Sonny: So Trina is also one of Victor’s hostages?
Dante: It’s looking like that, yeah.
Laura: How much damage can one man do in one night?
Dante: Look, I-I know you guys are probably just as tired of hearing it as I am of saying it, but we are doing everything we can to find them.
Laura: And I know that. [Sighs] And I appreciate it. I really do. It’s just that this is exactly what I was afraid of when Victor came back to Port Charles. You know? I mean… I tried to warn Spencer more than once. I tried to protect him.
Sonny: You still protect him. We’re going to find him and bring him home.
Dante: That is the plan.
[Cell phone ringing]
Laura: Oh, dear. I-I have to take this. Excuse me. Mayor Collins?
Sonny: How’s Michael and Willow?
Dante: I don’t know. I haven’t talked to him. I haven’t sat down since this whole thing started.
Sonny: I bet.
Dante: Have you talked to them?
Dante: Willow really needs that, uh, bone marrow transplant.
Sonny: There’s got to be a way we find Victor and bring Liesl home.
Dante: Well, we still have the guy who tried to kill Lucy in custody, but he’s not talking to anyone.
Sonny: Not to the cops. But maybe he’ll talk to me.
Brook Lynn: We can totally do today, but if you guys are willing to wait until tomorrow, things might be a little less frantic.
Willow: We’re good with tomorrow.
Brook Lynn: Okay. Awesome. Everything is going to come together–I just know it.
Sasha: It’ll be the best wedding this town has ever seen.
Brook Lynn: Uh, duh. We’re the Quartermaines.
[Laughter, baby fussing]
Michael: Do you, uh– do you think you can put Amelia down for a nap, please?
Brook Lynn: Yes. Of course.
Michael: Thank you.
Brook Lynn: Come here, Miss Amelia. It is snooze time. Oh, come here, sweetheart.
Willow: Okay. Be honest.
Michael: I am, always.
Willow: Is this really what you want?
Michael: [Chuckles] Willow, I– I want to be your husband. Of course this is what I want. What, did you think I was going to fight you on this?
Willow: I don’t know. I guess… I was just afraid you’d think I was giving up.
Michael: Are you?
Michael: With Liesl MIA right now, I know- I know things are scary. So… I wouldn’t blame you if you felt, you know… frustrated or–or–or hopeless.
Willow: Frustrated, yes, and angry and… afraid. But I have not given up hope. I am praying with every fiber of my being that Liesl is found, and soon.
Michael: Yeah. And there’s every reason to believe that she will be, right? I mean, she hasn’t even missing for a full day.
Willow: Just feels like the days count more than they used to.
Michael: Yeah. Yeah, they do.
Willow: And so… we need to be realistic. Dr. Randolph told us I don’t have much time left. And I don’t want to gamble with what could be my final days. I know. I hate the words as much as you do. But ignoring them doesn’t do us any good. If this is the end, I want it to be filled with as much joy and love as possible. [Chuckles] And so… just like I insisted on pushing back the wedding until after the transplant, now I want to get married right away. [Sighs] Am I driving you crazy?
Michael: The good kind of crazy. Let’s do it.
Michael: But we, um… we don’t know what the future holds. And our time together may… be limited. But… our wedding… is an act of faith… that we are going to have many, many, many more years together with a family that our love created, okay?
Willow: I like the sound of that.
Michael: Yeah, so do I.
Dante: What do you mean what? I can’t let you talk to the perp. Besides, you already took a crack at him.
Sonny: I don’t know what you’re implying.
Dante: You don’t think that I know that you’re the reason that he’s got Diane as his attorney? I mean, it’s the only person he’s spoken to. I mean, the–the only lead we have is because of you.
Sonny: The “Haunted Star” is untraceable. We got to find a different angle.
Dante: I know, and we will. I got people working on it. You got feelers out there, too. We will find them.
Sonny: What if it’s not in time?
Dante: She’s not going to quit. I don’t think you should either.
Sonny: I don’t want to be in this position again.
Dante: And what position is that?
Sonny: Where someone that I love… is dying and I can’t do a damn thing about it.
Portia: No. No, no, no. This… [Grunts awkwardly] This can’t be happening. No, no, no, this can’t be happening.
Jordan: When was the last time you saw or spoke to Trina?
Portia: It–it was at the Nurses’ Ball. And I went to her dorm afterwards… but she never showed up.
Jordan: What about you?
Curtis: Same. Jordan, will you tell us what’s going on?
Jordan: We have evidence that Victor Cassadine abducted Liesl Obrecht along with Esme Prince’s baby.
Portia:Oh, my god.
Jordan: We also believe Spencer Cassadine is with them as well. Now, given Trina was last seen with Spencer, who we believe was taken by his great-uncle–
Curtis: Your theory is that somehow Trina got caught up in it.
Curtis: Okay, so what’s your department doing about it?
Jordan: Well, we have a lead, but, unfortunately, following it won’t be easy.
Anna: Your father has hostages? Who?
Valentin: Nothing is certain, but the police suspect he has Spencer and baby Ace.
Anna: Oh, god, no.
Valentin: As well as Liesl Obrecht.
Anna: Liesl? What does he want with them?
Valentin: I don’t know. Maybe they have value as hostages. Maybe it’s part of his master plan. Or maybe it’s both.
Spencer: You keep talking about new beginnings, but you still haven’t told us where we’re going or why. And from the way that she’s glaring at you, I’m betting that Dr. Obrecht isn’t exactly here because she wants to be.
Victor: I know, this whole situation must seem very disconcerting to both of you. But, Spencer, you’ve always shown willingness to protect our family at any cost. I’m counting on you and your brother to ensure the future prosperity of the Cassadines.
Liesl: As disturbing as that explanation was, I suppose I can understand you kidnapping your own kin. But what is my purpose? I certainly do not care about the Cassadine legacy.
Victor: Oh-ho-ho. Oh, this goes much further than a family legacy. When my plan comes to fruition, we’ll be ushering in a new era for humanity.
Sonny: When my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there was not a damn thing I could do about it, no lead I could take. This awful… [Sighs] disease was just happening to us.
Dante: Yeah, same thing with Stone.
Sonny: All I could do is just stand by there and just… watch him slip away. And no matter how–how ugly it is with me and Michael, I don’t wish that on anyone.
Dante: You’re wrong. The way I heard it, you didn’t just stand there and do nothing. You cared for Mike. You loved him. You made sure his last months, weeks, and days on this earth were good ones.
Dante: You did the same thing with Stone. Could you save them? No. No one could. But you did them both a… a world of good.
Sonny: Thanks for saying that.
Dante: It’s just the truth. You could do the same thing for Michael and Willow.
Sonny: I would love to, but Michael won’t let me.
Dante: I wouldn’t be so sure about that.
Michael: Is everything good with Amelia?
Sasha: She went down without so much as a whimper.
Brook Lynn: Clearly, we have the magic touch. So what do we have to do to get this wedding off the ground?
Sasha: Put us to work.
Willow: Most everything is planned already, but we do need to contact the vendors and tell them we’re moving up the date.
Sasha: On it. Send me the list.
Willow: Okay, I will. [Chuckles] Love you.
Sasha: And I’ll talk to you soon, okay?
Brook Lynn: Bye, Sasha.
Michael: I’ll, uh–I’ll walk you out. [Sighs] Here…
Brook Lynn: Okay. So notifying the vendors, done. What else?
Willow: Would you mind?
Brook Lynn: Checking on Michael?
Willow: I know this is hard on him. Help him if you can.
Brook Lynn: Yeah.
Jordan: We believe Victor left Port Charles on the “Haunted Star.”
Curtis: Doesn’t that ship have a GPS tracker?
Jordan: It did, but we found it tied to a buoy in the harbor.
Portia: [Sighs] So they could be anywhere.
Jordan: The coast guard is working to locate them via satellite, but so far, no luck.
Portia: This is a living nightmare.
Jordan: We are utilizing all resources, Portia. I promise. The goal is to bring Trina, Spencer, and whomever else is on that boat home safely.
Curtis: Jordan, thank you.
Jordan: I’ll obviously be in touch.
[Door opens, closes]
Portia: My baby girl. She must be so scared right now. [Cries]
Curtis: It’s okay. Okay? I got you. It’ll be okay.
Curtis: It will be okay.
Anna: Oh. [Winces] Ow. Okay, look… I don’t think your father is motivated by money, right? So it’s not a ransom. No?
Valentin: No. He could be using Liesl, Spencer, and the baby as human shields.
Anna: Um, yeah, I mean… I imagine that he sees Spencer as practically the only family he has left. But Liesl, I… does he need something from her? Because, remember, we don’t know what the– what the code on the Ice Princess necklace means. We don’t know if it leads somewhere.
Valentin: Well, regardless, Victor has everything he needs to put his plan in motion, and he can strike at any minute.
Anna: Oh, god. How do we or–or anybody– how do we stop him?
Liesl: Once again, you fall prey to your bloated sense of self-importance.
Victor: I’m merely stating a fact. Someone has to do what needs to be done.
Liesl: And that is?
Spencer: Yeah, when you say “new era,” what does that mean?
Victor: When I was younger, I was horrified by the damage we were doing to our planet.
Spencer: Oh, we?
Victor: Yes, we, us, people, humanity, our greed and short-sightedness, carelessly consuming the very resources we needed to survive. I mean, left unchecked, there will be nothing left for future generations. Now, once upon a time, my brother, Mikkos, shared these views. So, together, we developed a technology to reverse mankind’s mistakes.
Liesl: The device you use to control the climate. Do remind us how that turned out.
Victor: Yes, all right, I admit, uh… allying with Mikkos was a mistake. He soon showed himself to be a mere opportunist using our innovation for extortion. His greed was not only disgusting. It was our undoing.
Liesl: His greed, along with Luke and Laura.
Victor: Yes, well, I won’t make the same mistake twice. There are other ways of accomplishing what I set out to do all those years ago.
Victor: Mikkos and I developed another set of tools to save the world, tools that we could fall back on if our first plan was a failure.
Liesl: Now, there’s an understatement.
Victor: For security reasons, we placed these tools in bunkers, the locations of which only Mikkos knew. He engraved a code on the Ice Princess, which, when deciphered, would give the coordinates of those locations.
Spencer: The Ice Princess, as in the diamond?
Victor: That’s correct.
Spencer: And I assume that we’re headed to one of those bunkers.
Liesl: Is that why you killed Luke Spencer? So you could get your hands on that diamond?
Victor: Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. And there’s plenty of people out there who agree with me. While I was working on my plan, I gathered a great number of– of true believers, willing to give their life for the cause.
Liesl: Before this is over, how many unwilling people are going to perish?
Victor: Humanity has all but ensured its own annihilation. The only way to reverse the damage is to take extreme measures and take them now.
Spencer: Define “extreme.”
Victor: 40 years after Mikkos’ folly, do you realize the population of the planet has almost doubled? Eight billion people. Think of the strain on our resources and space. There’s no way it can be sustained. But it can be fixed.
Liesl: “Fixed”? How?
Victor: A pathogen stored in one of my brother’s bunkers. Once released, it will reduce the population to manageable levels.
Liesl: Your plan is to release an unknown pathogen into the world?
Victor: “Unknown”? No, no, Mikkos and I cultivated it to very specific specifications.
Liesl: Four decades ago. Who knows how that pathogen has morphed in that time?
Victor: The survivors will usher in a new age of man.
Spencer: So to hell with all the innocent people who will die, so long as your family remains intact. Who appointed you judge, jury, and executioner?
Victor: I know, I know. It seems heartless. But to bring about true change involves sacrifice.
Spencer: Sacrifice from everybody else!
Victor: Someone has to have the courage to make the hard choices!
Spencer: There’s no way. I’m not going to let you get away with this.
Victor: Oh, I’ve been working towards this all my life. No one is going to stop me now. Not even you.
[Device beeps, whirs]
[Indistinct chatter over radio]
Portia: Victor has Trina on some ship for god knows what reason, and we have no idea where they are. What if Trina is hurt, or she–
Curtis: We will find her.
Portia: Yeah, but how? My daughter needs protecting, and I’m not there to protect her. What am I supposed to do?
Curtis: I have seen how Trina handles herself in threatening situations, okay? She’s tough. She’s levelheaded. If she’s with Victor and Spencer, she’s finding a way out of it.
Portia: [Shudders] You really think so?
Curtis: I know so.
Laura: Jordan, Dante just told me that Trina may also be one of Victor’s hostages?
Jordan: It’s a theory for now, but it’s looking more and more likely. I just broke the news to Portia and Curtis.
Laura: She must be going out of her mind.
Jordan: Yeah, not the most fun conversation I’ve ever had.
Laura: We have got to find those kids and bring them back home. My office is at your disposal. Don’t hesitate to ask for anything.
Jordan: Thank you. You know, actually, there is something you can do.
Sonny: Last time I checked, Michael didn’t, you know, want anything to do with me, unless you– you know something different.
Dante: I think in hard times, people’s perspectives change, and you reevaluate what’s important in your life. And I just think Michael’s feelings will change as this situation evolves.
Sonny: You know, when–when Willow got leukemia, there was a moment that Michael and I– I thought we were going to fix things. But last time I talked to him, it got heated. And he just doesn’t want to see me at all.
Dante: Yeah, but–-
Sonny: I know that.
Dante: Okay, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but maybe next week, or who knows, right? If one day he wakes up and finds himself needing his father, it’s not like you’re going to turn away, right?
Sonny: No matter how angry I am with Michael, if he reached out, I’d be there.
Dante: Right. So do that. You’re looking for something to do anyway. Do that.
Dante: Anyway, some of us got to work. I got to go.
Sonny: [Grunts] Thanks for the talk.
Brook Lynn: Hi.
Michael: Hey. Guess you caught me having a moment.
Brook Lynn: Remember what I said about those? You’re allowed to have as many as you need.
Michael: Yeah, well, good, because they seem to be happening a lot more lately.
Brook Lynn: Just not in front of Willow.
Michael: No, no, not in front of Willow. She has enough on her plate. I don’t need to add to it.
Brook Lynn: Can I say something? If you think I’m overstepping–
Michael: Yeah, I’ll tell you. Go ahead.
Brook Lynn: Maybe it’s time that you and Willow shared a plate… you know? [Sighs] Shared your feelings about what’s really going on, because the truth is, Michael, this is happening to both of you. Just know that I love you, okay? I’m here for whatever you need.
Michael: Yeah, thanks. I love you, too.
Brook Lynn: Even though I annoy the heck out of you sometimes?
[Cell phone ringing]
Michael: I’m being summoned.
Brook Lynn: Let me go.
Michael: You sure?
Brook Lynn: Yeah. I miss the days of rocking Bailey back to sleep.
Michael: Okay. Thank you.
Michael: [Sighs] Look, now’s not a good time.
Sonny: It’ll be quick. You–you don’t even have to respond. Just let me say my piece.
Sonny: I just need a minute, Michael.
Michael: [Sighs] Okay. Go ahead.
Sonny: I just want you to know that I’ve been thinking a lot about you and Willow, and I know this must be tearing you up inside. And, I know how– you know, how that feels. Having to be strong for everyone, and deep down inside, all you want to do is curl up in a ball. I know you don’t want to take me up on this, but I just want you to know that if you ever need me, in any way, I’m here for you. All you gotta do is say the word. Michael, you still there?
Michael: Yeah, I’m here.
Sonny: You wanna talk?
Michael: Uh, no, I gotta — I gotta go.
Michael: But, uh… I hear you.
Valentin: I know one thing’s certain, that we won’t be doing anything. We will stay in bed, and we will recover.
Anna: Okay. I– I mean, just because I’m in this bed, it doesn’t render me useless, you know.
Valentin: Of course you’re not useless. I need you. If I’m going to bring Victor down, then I need your health, desperately. But I’m not going to jeopardize your health to do it. Not much scares me, you know. But when I watched you… and then I held you in my arms, and I watched you fade away… That terrified me. I don’t watch to be without you.
Anna: You won’t be.
Valentin: So you promise me you won’t do anything to put yourself at risk?
Anna: Okay. I promise.
Jordan: I know you’ve been working to take down Victor ever since he returned to Port Charles. You made allusions in the past, and Robert and Felicia confirmed it yesterday.
Laura: I have a long history with the Cassadines. They have terrorized me and my family countless times, countless ways. No more.
Jordan: I’m not blaming you. But, you’ve kept me out of the loop for way too long. I want in. Our best chance at nailing Victor is by working together, all of us.
Portia: My mind keeps going to all the scariest places.
Curtis: Honey, you have to try not let it.
Portia: Curtis, we both know the Cassadines — how vindictive and evil and lethal they are.
Curtis: Jordan has the entire PCPD on their tail.
Portia: [ Sighs ] What if they’re not in time?
Curtis: Trina is coming home, Portia. Even if I have to bring her home myself.
[ Device beeps, whirs ]
Trina: Come on, Spencer. Where is the diversion?
Victor: Come on, Spencer. Think about it. This is the only way you and your brother will have a world to grow up in.
Spencer: Assuming we don’t fall victim to the pathogen’s effects.
Victor: Well, that is where the lovely Dr. Obrecht comes in. You see, her expertise will ensure that my heirs are properly inoculated.
Liesl: Thus ensuring your precious legacy. If you think I’m going to help you, Victor, you’ve truly lost your [ speaks German ].
Victor: [ Chuckles] Oh, I do love it when you talk German. But, uh, if you don’t comply with my wishes… I promise you, the consequences will be dire.
Liesl: [ Screams ]
Spencer: You can say that again.
Liesl: [ Gasping for breath ]
On the next “General Hospital” —
Brook Lynn (on phone): I have a critical mission for you, and you have to accept it.
Gregory (to Chase): Well, that’s good news, right?
Sam (to Alexis): Why can’t you just let this go?
Curtis (to Jordan): Believe me, he will not see me coming.
Victor: The consequences will be dire.
Trina: Now what?
Portia (on phone): He-help is on the way.
Spencer: No Obrecht, no plan.
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