GH Transcript Friday, April 21, 2023

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Dante, wait. Um, I’m heading over to charlie’S. Do you need me to swing by the dry cleaner’s and pick your suit up for the wedding?

Well, I would if I had remembered to drop it off, but I didn’T. Darn suit.

Well, lucky for you, you have a girlfriend who was thoughtful enough, and I did it for you already.

You did?

I did.

Oh. Well, how am I going to ever repay you for doing that?

Um, I can think of a few things.

I can, too. Hopefully we’re thinking the same thing. And you can consider this a down payment.



Okay, well, you got to get in there and have that conversation with your dad.

Yeah, I know. Any pointers?

Good luck.


I’ll see you.

Coast is clear, cody.

I guess I’m not as slick as I thought. Um, I’m out of cereal. And mama q said that I could just come here-


yeah, don’t bother. I know why you’re really here.

You do?

Yeah. You want to know if you’re going to get fired.


Don’t waste a single second feeling sorry for a lying grifter like cody bell.

It’s just that cody has always been very nice to me. I’m having trouble seeing him the way you do.

Oh, my god, okay, that’s because you’re a sweet summer child. I’ve seen his type before. When I used to go to atlantic city, sharpies like cody were a dime a dozen. They flex their muscles, flash their pearly whites, and then saunter away before you even realize their grubby mitts had made off with your wallet!

You paint quite a vivid picture, gladys. Can’t wait for your memoir.

Okay, my point is, you can’t trust somebody like cody. So, if he comes around spouting nonsense-


what kind of nonsense?

Who knows? He would say anything to stay in your good graces… and close to your money.

You sure you don’t need me to stay? I can get dr. Michaels to cover for me.

No, hey, I’m–I’m positive. It’s just a routine follow-up. I’m sure dr. Navarro will tell us that we have the green light to keep trying.

Well, you know what I say-

always listen to your doctor’s advice, always.

You do say that a lot.


Can you believe it? This time next year, we may have a baby lansing-ashford.

Or is it a baby ashford-lansing?

Hmm. Okay, well, negotiations set to resume later tonight, counselor.


So this is kim nero’s stuff, huh?

Yeah, when she moved to manhattan, kim kept some of my stuff in case I, uh-

I made it home. This… this is oscar’s browns hat. Man, the only thing that he loved more than his music was his favorite football team. Wore this all the time.

[Exhales deeply] Kim said this was going to be hard, but touching my boy’s things, seeing them, you know… losing a child is hard enough, but losing one right after you find out that you’re a father is-


it’s absolutely my worst nightmare.

Alexis? Hi.


I hope I didn’t startle you.

No, no. Sorry, I’m–I’m in a bit of a fog today.

Oh, yeah. Well, the last few days have been pretty surreal. I just came from visiting with anna. She’s recuperating very nicely.

Good. That’s great news. Any word about spencer and ace?

We have some good leads. We just need a little bit more information in order to get their exact location.

Laura, I’m sorry, really. I only wish I knew what victor had planned.

Maybe you know more than you realize.

Trina, are you okay? What–what are you doing here?

[Door closes] What are you wearing?

Stuff from lost and found. One of the guards took me and let me take my pick. But it’s not my personal style of choice.


It’s definitely a lot warmer than my ball gown.

I can’t believe that they left you in here with me. I thought that uncle victor wanted to keep us separated.

Yeah, maybe that was his original plan. But with all this commotion on deck-

I even overheard one of the guards saying they need all hands.

They’re consolidating areas to guard? They might be bringing dr. Obrecht in here next.

Spencer… I’m scared.

Does the pikeman shipment conflict with your son’s wedding?

I am not going to let anything interfere with michael and willow’s big day.

[Knock at door] Yeah?

[Door opens]

Hey. Um, am I interrupting?

No, we were just finishing up some business. Deliver this. Take the rest of the day off.

You got it.


[Dramatic music]

I did not expect you to come by. What’s up?

Uh, I just wanted to know if you wanted to get lunch with me later on today.

Why today?

It’s as good a day as any other, right? Why, you got plans or something?

Yeah, I’m going to your brother’s wedding.

Ah… no, no, you’re not.


Listen to me–whatever my uncle victor has planned next, you know that i would never let him hurt you. You know that, right?

I know, I know. I know you would do everything you can to stop him. You proved that on deck. But what if there’s a reason you can’t help me? What if he hurts both of us?

Uncle victor is out of his mind right now. He’s drunk on power. It’s emboldened by his own inflated savior complex. But I do believe that there is still a shred of humanity that’s left inside of him.

I know you don’t want to hear this right now…

[Dramatic music] But we can’t count on that.

I know. Right now the only thing that we can rely on is each other. But I swear to you, as long as we are together, there is nothing that we can’t face.


We are going to find trina.

I want to believe you, man. I want to believe you, but the longer it’s taking-

I just found out that trina might be my daughter. I can’t lose her now.

You’re not going to lose her. You two are going to have lots more time together.

[Sighs] Drew, my bad-

bringing up my stuff in the middle of oscar’s things. I know it can’t be easy for you to be here.

What are you talking about? This is worth it, okay? The key to finding trina might be in one of these boxes. Now, look, kim gave oscar some of my things in hopes it would help tell him my story. And I realize it’s a long shot, but maybe we come across something from my days as a seal-

something, anything that tells us about project demeter. Okay, this–this is all… I gave oscar all these things. I got a harmonica in here. I got-

what do you got?

Military stuff.

Well, keep looking through that.

Look, I got bedtime stories. I got music theories… greek mythology.

Oscar kept that old thing? Oh, my god, I-

I used to tell him how much I loved these stories, and he wanted to learn all about ’em.

Yeah, well, it looks like it’s been pretty well thumbed through.

Yeah, if only teenage boys were as immortal as the gods in here, huh?

Yeah. Ooh, wait, what’s that?


That’s a map.

Victor has not included me or my daughters in any of his plans. Never really been privy to the inner workings of the cassadines. I’m kind of cassadine adjacent.

Well, that’s probably why you’re sane.

[Chuckles sarcastically]

Yeah. But think–do you have any childhood memories of victor?

There was always tension between my father and victor. My father was a monster. He was into power and greed, and victor-


[Chuckles] He had-

well, he fancied himself having loftier goals.

I wonder what those goals were.

Molly, good to see you.

Yeah, you, too. I’m a little confused, though. I-I thought I was just getting the results of my ultrasound.

After reviewing your ultrasound, I’d like to get some more thorough testing done.

Why? What did you see?

Nothing to be overly concerned with at this stage. But you’ve been experiencing pain and irregularity with your monthly cycle for a while now. I’d like to get to the bottom of what’s causing it.

Okay, and you want to do more testing today?

Yes. And this time, I’d like to do a biopsy.

Fired? Why would I be fi-

yeah, okay, I have been a little worried about what y’all are thinking ever since the incident.

Oh, you mean the incident where you were arrested, charged, and arraigned?

That’s the one.

Oh, yeah. Well, then you should be thanking me.

For the cereal?

No, for pleading your case. My dad wanted to fire you. Wasn’t so easy changing his mind. He’s been in a bad mood with all this elq stuff.

What does mama q think?

I don’t know. You’d have to ask her. But if you want to know my opinion, I think gladys corbin is a walking disaster. You know, she’s a mess. She’s always misplacing important things. I wouldn’t be surprised if-

if she left that bracelet lying around backstage at the nurses’ ball.

[Sighs] I’m glad that someone’s on my side.

Not quite. How did that bracelet end up in your coat pocket, cody?



Gladys set you up?



God, she is a piece of work.

So you believe me?

I mean, I just-

I-I wouldn’t put it past her. But why?

I told gladys that I was going to tell sasha that she–gladys-

was not to be trusted.

Sam? If looks could kill-


believe me when I tell you some people just can’t be trusted. He is one of those types. He’s taking advantage of your good nature.

Do you ever wish you could know someone’s secrets with one single glance?

It’s probably better for everyone in this town that we can’T.

That’s true.

Ooh, is that my dress for the wedding?

No, no, no, this is your dress for the day.

Oh, come on, when have I ever kept anything of yours?

When? Kristina, let me think-

um, my brown leather jacket, those really cool biker boots that have the zipper on the side, and, um-

and my leather pants.

I appreciate you looking out for me, but cody has had a really rough go in life, especially lately.

And so have you, which… is why I’ve been thinking. I think we could both use a vacation.

Whoa. That’s an abrupt change of topics.


What prompted that?

I just think we could both use a little getaway.

Or is there some other reason you want to leave town?

No one was more shocked than me when that bracelet showed up in my tux jacket pocket, which I wasn’t even wearing at the time. I was onstage, taking my clothes off for a worthy cause.

Cody, have you been stealing from my family?

What? N-no.

I had to ask. Sorry, you’ve just been given free rein around this house. Should I be checking my jewelry case?

[Laughs] Brook lynn, uh, no offense, but, uh, your stuff isn’t exactly my style. No, I’m not a thief. I was framed, okay? I left the tux jacket back in the dressing room. That had to be when someone planted it in there.

Okay, let’s say I believe you. Where is your proof?

With things the way they are with you and michael, you showing up crashing the wedding, that’s just going to fan the flames–don’t do that.

That’s not what I’m doing.


Uh, michael’s invited me.

He did? I-I didn’t know that.

Okay, there’s no need to take me on a pity lunch.


I’m going to be celebrating with the family tonight.

That’s great.


That’s great. I mean, I know how much the thought of you not being there was probably eating you up. That’s good. You and nina are making some progress.

Nina’s not invited.

I am so happy that michael and willow decided to move the wedding up.

Oh, I know. With everything they’re going through, they deserve one perfect day.

So is it giving you any ideas? Are you and dante next?

[Laughs] No, no, no, dante and I are–are good just the way things are right now. But let’s talk about your life for a change.

[Door closes]

Oh, no, no, no-

oh, hey, dex. Perfect timing-

I need backup here.

Uh, I’m actually here for sonny.

Oh, okay. Well, I guess that’s my cue.


Hi, dex.

Sam. He wanted me to give you this.

[Indie rock music playing]


I can’t believe my dad did this.

Why would I need to get out of town?


Next month is the two-year anniversary of when you got shot.

After… brando refused cyrus renault’s order to shoot me. If I hadn’t gotten mixed up with those shady people, my son would never have been in that position. I will always regret that.

But look at how far you’ve come, gladys. You should be really proud of yourself. Some memories are hard to face. I know that better than anyone. Look, I can’t get away right now, but you should book a trip for yourself. Use my credit card.

You’re very generous. But you gave me a salary, remember?

[Chuckles] I can pay.

Then how about you let me cover any upgrades?

Well, um, the resort I was looking at does have an incredible spa package.

[Chuckles] Then consider yourself all pampered. I’ve got to run.


[Sighs contentedly]

[Dramatic music]

[Door closes]

I got to tell you, this is the first time that I wished I were in the inner circle of the cassadines. Maybe I could help.

No, it’s okay. I know you’re doing as much as you can.

What about nikolas? Have you heard from him?

You know…

[Sighs] The international news picked up this story. So, even if nikolas left the country, he would still be aware of what’s happening here.

And still he hasn’t been in touch?

No, nobody’s heard a word from him. I mean, I-it’s fine for him to walk away from me-

fair, I suppose, maybe from his work. But from his two sons?


No, right? For him to be missing in action, knowing how much danger spencer and ace are in-


what if he doesn’t have a choice?

Is this oscar’s handwriting?

No, that’s–that’s mine.

Okay, good. Now, is this a travel map or something more?

I don’t remember this map at all. I have no idea why it was hidden in this book. So, if I had to guess, I would guess something more.

Drew, look at that. There’s a mark in the corner.

Wait, that’s the-

that’s the sign for virgo.

I’ve seen this before. Hang on. First, the canteen and then the map. I never realized you were so into astrology.

I am not. I-I mean, I was-

I was born in september.

Canteen makes sense-

marking it as yours. But why the hell is there a virgo sign embossed on a world map?

I don’t know-

maybe there’s something in here that can help explain it. This is the pa-

this is where it was.

Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait. Here you go. “Versions of mythology differ, “but the most popular cites that virgo has ties “to demeter… the goddess of fertility and agriculture.”

Demeter… as in project demeter.

Yeah, the assignment that victor was so keen on knowing everything about. This is the link.

I bet you wish you never followed me on this doomed ghost ship, huh?



I’m afraid for our lives. And I’m-

and I wish your baby brother wasn’t at risk. But I’m glad I’m with you. Any doubts about being with you are gone.

That’s a big mistake, miss robinson. The man that you’re crushing on is a known reprobate.

Oh, is that so?

Yeah, he’s a convicted felon.

Oh, no!

He’s a spendthrift, an entitled bourgeois, hot-tempered good-for-nothing.

Hmm, yeah, that-

that sounds about right.


Except one detail.


You’re not the man that I’m crushing on, spencer. You’re so much more than that.

Marked with the symbol for virgo, but this cannot be a coincidence. I mean, virgo, project demeter, and the map. Hey, maybe we should take this to the wsb.

No, I know what to do.

Could nikolas be one of victor’s captives?

I don’t think so. Trina didn’t mention seeing him on the “haunted star.” And if I’m being honest, I-

I hate to admit this, but I think my son fled town to avoid his legal problems.

You know how much I love my nephew. I also know he’s made a lot of mistakes. But there is still time for him to do the right thing.

I hope you’re right. But even so, I am determined to find my grandsons and bring them home.


Alexis, mayor collins.


My mom is completely focused on finding the “haunted star.”

Yes, I know. Uh, you don’t have to convince me about how hard your mother works. The city of port charles is very lucky to have her.

Victor is not going to get away with this.

No, he is not. So, uh, I have some calls that I need to make. Let me know if you hear anything, all right? Nice to see you again.

Good to see you.

[Sighs] She’s justifiably worried.

Why do I get the feeling mayor collins isn’t the only one?

All of the symptoms you’re having, combined with what I saw in your ultrasound, could indicate endometriosis.

I’ve heard of that, but what exactly is it?

It’s a condition in which the endometrial tissue grows outside of the uterus, often leading to cramping, heavy menstrual flow, and pain during intercourse.

Is it rare?

Actually, it affects roughly 10% of all women.

And a biopsy would confirm if I have it?

It’s more definitive than imaging. I’ll scrape off a few cells and send them to the lab, where a pathologist will examine them under a microscope. Don’t worry-

it’s–it’s a quick procedure with relatively little discomfort. But we don’t have to do it today, if you need a little time to think about it.

[Dramatic music]

No, honestly, uh, let’s just get it over with. I have to know what’s happening in my body… and not just for my sake.

Well, how’s nina taking that?

Well, she wants me to go to the wedding, even though she’s not invited.

Well, that’s gracious of her.

Ah, nina is gracious, but I know it hurts her that she can’t be at her daughter’s wedding. And I also believe that michael isn’t the one who wants me there. It’s willow’s idea.

What am I looking at?

My dad knows that I’ve been wanting something more out of my life, and he just found a way to give it to me.

You’re right… unlimited drinks by the beach is important. Um, what’s the difference in price? Um, you know what? Doesn’t matter. You sold me. And I will call you back.

Taking a trip?

Sure am.

It sounds pretty high end.

Well, we all spend on what matters to us. Apparently what matters to you is cody bell.

[Chuckles] Did I hear right that you bailed him out?

If I had any actual proof that I was innocent, I could get the charges dropped. All I have is my word, which, yes, I know, doesn’t go very far in this town.

I know what it’s like not to be trusted, to have everyone assume you have some ulterior motive. But for what it’s worth…

[Sighs] I don’t think you’re the stealing type.

Sasha think so?

I don’t know. Gladys corbin is her mother-in-law, and they are really close. I’m sure she’s upset.

I hate this. She’s the last person in the world I want to hurt.

Let’s say you’re right and that you were framed. You have any idea who would set you up?

[Dramatic music]

Yeah, I posted cody’s bail.

Why? He was caught dead to rights. They found the missing bracelet in his pocket.

So I heard.

Then why bail him out?

Because I’m not sure he did it.

Sasha, hi. Did you bring me all the deception goodies?


Okay, great. I am just going to… put these in here and get out of here.


[Sighs] I really hope you don’t think I did this.

Honestly, I don’t know what to believe.

I didn’t steal anything, much less some bracelet that gladys was wearing. I wouldn’t do that to you. You’re my friend.

Am I? Or were you just using me.

Using you for what?

You tell me.

[Scoffs] Okay, look, I’m not going to deny that I made some mistakes. I mean, how I treated britt, for one, which you know because I trusted you enough to tell you. But you saw how much I regret what happened with her. I’ve grown a lot this year.

I thought you did.

You don’t now?

I’m not sure. Gladys made some good points.

Don’t listen to anything that woman says!

Why shouldn’t I?

Because she’s the one who set me up.

These are listings of properties that can be used as transitional housing for homeless youth.

Uh, I-I don’t understand.

That other day when I came to see my dad, I was telling him I was thinking about opening up a restaurant. And he pointed out that something that time-consuming would interfere with my job here and my volunteer work at the youth center. And he’s right, but he also understood that I’ve been searching for a greater sense of purpose and responsibility.

[Indie rock music playing]

Corinthos-davis house. Your dad’s opening a charity in your name?

I mean, he even highlighted the ones that have industrial kitchens. He found a way to combine all my interests in one place.

That’s a really thoughtful gift.

Yeah, it is.

But it doesn’t surprise me. I mean, my dad just gets me. He sees what’s in my heart, and he protects his own. I just wish everyone could see the sonny corinthos that I do.

Does it really matter who invited you, whether it was willow or michael?

Well, a little bit, but, you know, it’s a good first step. But I know it matters to nina.

Yeah, I mean, this could be one of the last times she gets to celebrate anything with her daughter.

Grandchildren are going to be at the wedding. And, you know, she misses seeing wiley and amelia.

That’s tough. It’s going to get tougher the sicker willow gets, too.

It’s really hard for nina to see her suffer.

[Sighs] Well… we are all praying for willow’s recovery. And whether it’s michael and willow raising their kids together or-

and god forbid, michael doing it on his own, that doesn’t mean that nina is going to be accepted.

[Dramatic music] What is that going to do to your and nina’s relationship, if you’re back in and she’s left out?

Well, it seems like we’re all on edge.

“Understanding als”? Is there–is there something you want to talk about?

It’s not for me, tj. It’s–it’s for a friend.


I’m sorry about your friend.


From what I understand already and what I read in that pamphlet, the progression is brutal.

Well, no two patients are the same. But, yes, is a rare and devastating neurological disease with no cure.

What I would like to know is… is there any hope?

Laura, there you are. Your office said we’d find you here.

Is there news about victor?

We may have found something to lead us to the “haunted star.”

What is it?

We think it has to do with drew’s past and victor’s future.

You mean a lot to me… more than you’ll ever know. I just wish that we were having this conversation literally anywhere else.



dating you is an adventure, spencer.

[Both chuckle] You challenge me. And with you…

I want to experience everything I never have.



I’d like to start new experiences now.

[Soft music]

This is not how I pictured our first time.

Oh, you pictured it, huh?

Well, I just don’t want you to regret…

losing my virginity?

It is a big… deal for you. And it should be special.


Where I do it or when isn’t what makes it special, spencer. What makes it special… is that it’s you and me.

This could be our only chance to feel this close again. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.


We were looking through some of my old things, and we found this book of mythology, saying that virgo has ties to demeter, as in operation demeter.

Which is what?

Which is a black op that I was involved in when I was a seal. And I don’t remember anything about it at all. But in the book of mythology, there was a map hidden there. And you can see right-

right here, there’s a symbol. And the map is embossed. You see right here? It’s embossed with the symbol virgo.

And there’s obviously something of value to be discovered at one of those circled locations.

Or at each of them. Huh. What kind of mysterious treasure could this be?

And why will victor stop at nothing to find it?

And where is he headed to first?

Well, it depends how you define hope. I’m sure the neurologist I’m shadowing would be happy to answer questions for you and your friend. Now, dr. Bronson won’t know the specifics about your friend’s case, but he’s incredibly knowledgeable, and he’s on the forefront of research for diseases like als.

Good, thank you.

Excuse me, dr. Ashford. Dr. Navarro is finishing up with miss lansing-davis.

Great, thank you.

Molly’s seeing dr. Navarro? Isn’t she an ob?

I sent your cells to the lab. We should have the results in a few days.

Sounds like you think that’s just a formality, though?

I’d like to hold off on giving you an official diagnosis until I see all your results.

But unofficially?

With your symptoms and based on my physical exams and the imaging we’ve done, it’s highly likely that you do have endometriosis. In less severe cases, it can be treated with hormone therapy and pain management.

And in the more severe cases?

Commonly a laparoscopy or a laparotomy.


Don’t worry about that right now, okay? We’ll cross that bridge if we come to it. Let’s just take this one step at a time.

I have one more question. Um… how will this diagnosis affect my plans to have a baby with tj?

It’s, uh, great that your father’s doing this for you… and the kids that you’re going to help.

Yeah, I’m–I’m really lucky. My mom and my sisters are amazing. And they–they love and accept me completely. But no one gets me like my dad. He’s always been my biggest champion. I don’t know what I’d do without him.

What more proof do you need? Cody was caught red-handed. He’s a low-class crook spinning lies and tall tales and using the fact that she sees the good in everyone to cozy up to my vulnerable daughter-in-law just when she lost her husband.

Well, it is in the hands of the authorities now. But the bracelet wasn’t even sasha’S. So the real victim here is the jeweler.

A crime is a crime.

Yes, it is. But tell me something, gladys. Why are you taking it so personally?

I was dancing onstage with magic milo. My–my tux jacket was in the dressing room. That’s when gladys planted the bracelet on me. And then she led the search backstage.

She would never do such a thing.

She would… and she did. Sasha, look, I’m–I’m sorry. I-I really didn’t want to tell you this way, but gladys framed me.

Why on earth would she do that?

Nina and I are going to be fine. I don’t think either of us expected to reconcile with our kids overnight. But I’ve–I’ve–I’ve been seeing a real growth in nina and willow’s relationship.

Well, that’s great.

[Dramatic music] I’m hoping the same thing for you and michael.

Yeah, it’s all going to work out, you know? I mean, I-

call me an optimist.

I don’t–I don’t think I’d ever call you an optimist.

Okay, call me a realist.

[Both laugh] But you know what? Someday when this is all over, we’re all-

and that includes nina-

going to be a family again.


The, uh, pikeman shipment arrives tonight. I’ll let you know what I come up with.

Give me one good reason why gladys would frame you for stealing that bracelet.

[Chuckles] I could give you several thousand.

I’m sorry?

[Sighs] No, no, I’m sorry, because I… I can’t tell you.

I told gladys that I was

going to tell sasha that she, gladys, was not to be trusted.

What did gladys do that you need to warn sasha?

I can’t tell you that.

Why not?

Because I like my kneecaps exactly where they are. But I’m telling you the truth. I-

please believe me.

I’m supposed to believe you over my mother-in-law, the woman who held me when I was sobbing over the loss of my child, who stepped up to be my guardian when my husband died? Gladys has been there for me during the worst times in my life, and you expect me to take your side over hers?

This is all my fault. I-

I should have told you my suspicions weeks ago, but I didn’t want to hurt your feelings.

What suspicions?

Well, you remember how I said, with gladys, you need to trust but verify? I’m sorry, sasha. I was wrong. You can’t even trust her.

No, cody. The person I can no longer trust is you.


Everything okay in here?

[Chuckles] Just great.


I was the one wearing the bracelet. It would have been my responsibility to replace it. And as a cop’s girlfriend, you should be more discerning. Supporting cody is a mistake.

[Scoffs] Would that be a mistake for me or for you?


Hi, mom. Hey, I-I didn’t expect to see you here.

Hi, sweetie.



How’d it go?

Honey, what’s wrong?

So, if we go by what trina told us when she was able to call us on the satellite phone that night-


the “haunted star’s” heading?

Yes, it–it would be moving in this direction, right? Just to this one circled location on that very likely course.

Then we may know where the ship is headed.

And we could stop victor.

And get our loved ones back home.

[Exhales deeply]

[Ship groans]

You okay?

What the heck was that?

You hear that?

I don’t hear anything.

Exactly, because the ship stopped.

It’s docked.


We’ve reached land.

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