GH Transcript Tuesday, April 25, 2023

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[Knock on door]

[Soft dramatic music]


Sorry to keep you waiting.

[Knock on door]

[Door opens]

Come in. Hi.

Hi. I’m sorry to barge in. I know that you’re recovering.

No, it’s good. I-I’m happy for the company.

Um, so I just got this call from valentin. I thought he would be here. And he left me this cryptic message, and I texted him back. I even called him, and it’s radio silence.

Yeah, he doesn’t have a choice.

Sounds like you know where he is.

He’s with laura and curtis and drew. They’ve–they’ve gone to find victor, bring the hostages back.

Sounds risky.

It is. But valentin was determined to go, no matter the risk.

Mommy, what’s that?

This is a very special gift.

But it’s not your birthday.

Even better. It’s a gift that your daddy and I are going to give to each other tonight. But we can’t do that without your help.

What do you need me to do, mommy?

Family is about coming together, celebrating the good times and comforting each other through the bad.

Today is a little bit of both.


But we’re not gonna cry. There’s gonna be no tears. I mean, we heard drew. He’s gonna find liesl. Willow’s gonna have her bone marrow transplant. And before you know it, we’re gonna be celebrating michael and willow’s ten year wedding anniversary.

Hear, hear.

I like the sound of that.


And we’re all gonna be stronger, because this family’s bonds are unbreakable, no matter what life throws at us.

[Door slams]


What was that?

What on earth was monica thinking, planting daffodils all the way up the drive? It looks like the easter bunny threw up out there. Thank god I’m home to put things to rights.

[Sighs] Hello? Isn’t anyone gonna welcome me home?

[Splutters] Welcome home, tracy.

That’s better.

Granny, what a nice surprise.

Oh! And what have I told you about calling me that?

Mother dear, why don’t you give us some notice for once?

Ned, dear, thank you for that heartfelt greeting.

Hello, aunt tracy. Welcome home.

Thank you, michael. That’s much better. Now what is she doing here?

Mmm. Oh. Wow. Not that I’m complaining at all, but what was that for?

How soon can you drop everything and get away with me somewhere?

What do you mean, go away? What are you talking about?

I promise you, all you’re gonna–you need sandals, uh, maybe some sunglasses, bikini, sunblock-

forget the bikini. We’ll–we’ll travel light.

Okay, slow down.

No. I don’t want to. ‘Cause you know what I wanna do? I want us to fly to the islands and soak up the sun. Okay? We’re gonna have a moonlight dinner on the beach and let the world just go right by us. Is that a deal?

I love you so much. But I also know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. So the answer is… no deal.

[Dramatic music]

All I wanna do is spend some time alone with you.


I know we’re both busy. You got “crimson” and the hotel, and I got, you know, a business deal coming in.

[Dramatic music] But I think we–we can carve out a little long weekend and go to the caribbean. I know that-

that willow is a factor. We’ll have our phones. If her condition changes, then, you know, we’ll get on a plane and come back to port charles in a few hours.

Clearly you have thought of everything.


And I love you for that.

And I love you.


So? We both need a change, come on.

Yes, yes.


Oh, exac-

we need this.

Yes. And I’m not arguing with that, but I want you to be honest with me, sonny.


Okay? Are you suggesting this because you were invited to michael and willow’s wedding and I, very specifically, wasn’t?

I was invited here today, tracy. What about you?

I don’t need an invitation. This is my house. All: It’s monica’s house. Alan gave it to her.

Oh, my god, because he was an idiot!

Mother, we are thrilled to have you here. But as usual, you didn’t let us know that you’d be visiting, which makes me wonder, why now? Are you concerned about elq’s latest share price?

Ugh! If I live to be 100, I hope I never hear those three letters ever again. As a matter of fact, there’s a lot of much more important things happening out there in the world. And while you all were spending time entertaining… aj’s worst mistake-

also known as my mother.

Yes, well, my sympathies. As I was saying, while you all were wasting time, I was risking life and limb to rescue luke’s son, ethan.

Oh, robert, you can’t believe what I’ve just been through. It feels so good to be back. Diane, nice to see you again.


Oh. Did I just walk in on some high-stakes legal negotiation?

No, forget about that. I can’t believe I’m looking at you here in the flesh. You know you took quite a risk.

Yes, but it was worth it. There’s nothing that victor can hold over my head anymore. But you already knew that, didn’t you?

[Sighs] Felicia went down to south america, according to mac, on an errand. I never heard any more after that. Now, I’m assuming that the two of you found ethan and set him free.

But it took more than the two of us. We ended up getting some extra help from a most unexpected source.

Tracy, you took on victor cassadine’s goons all by yourself?

It started out as a solo mission, but then I ultimately got a little help.

Okay, hold on. Are you saying you found victor? Where is he? Were you able to stop him?

He, unfortunately, was not at the auction, so, much to my dismay, I did not get to put an end to his miserable life.

Tracy quartermaine’s back in town?

[Chuckles] Well, that explains the creepy feeling I had this morning like there was something crawling over my grave.

Felicia and I were able to locate ethan, but if it weren’t for tracy and her sizable bank account, ethan would still have a bullseye on his back. Fortunately, tracy came through when needed, so there’s no reason to hide anymore. My son is free, and so am I.


[Clears throat] Holly, at some point, I have got to ask you, who is your plastic surgeon? Because I see no traces of burns or even a scar. In fact, you look good as new.

Diane, I realize that I-

I have some explaining to do.

No, no, no. Let’s see if I’ve got it. You fooled victor into thinking that you were toast, literally, in that cabin fire. Of course, this was after I had been duped into thinking that you had drugged robert’s drink so that you could steal the ice princess. In other words, for your brilliant plan to succeed, you needed a witness, otherwise known as a stooge. And I was cast in the role.

Valentin texted me, you know, right before he got on the plane.

I’m sure he was thinking about you. I’ m sure you’re wondering why,at such a fraught moment, he was thinking about me. So I’m gonna just let you see for yourself.

Okay, “must be quick, cousin. I don’t know when or…”

[Sighs] “Or if I’ll be coming back. But as the executor of my will–” oh, I–I didn’t realize that you were the executor of his will.

Mm, keep reading. Um, “I trust that you will make sure “charlotte is taken care of and loved. “And I’m cc’ing martin on this too. Gotta go.”

Thank you for showing me that.

Of course. You and valentin are a real thing. That’s nice.

If I wasn’t stuck in this bed, I’d be with him, you know? I’d have his back. But, uh, I can’T. It just feels awful not being able to do anything.

Well, it’s awful when you feel powerless, you know, when you feel like you’re failing someone when they need you.

[Clears throat]

You’re not failing valentin, though. Oh, I guess that’s not what you mean. If you wanna talk about anything, I’m just sitting here. I’m not going anywhere.

It’s okay. Thank you, though. It’s–it’s not my story to tell.


[Soft dramatic music]

I’m worried about valentin. I am. But the two of us have learned to trust each other. It’s funny, because I used to lump him into being one of the horrible, homicidal cassadines.


It turns out, he’s one of the good ones, and, now I think, because of you.

I don’t know. I think that we’ve changed each other, valentin and I, for the better.

I apologize if you feel used. Th–that wasn’t the intent.

Robert, don’t sugarcoat it. Because you’re right.


We needed an unimpeachable witness, or victor would never have believed that I’d stolen the necklace. All I can say in my defense is that it bought me time to find my son. And it kept the real necklace out of victor’s hands.

Until now. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m thrilled that your son is safe and that that fire was as fake as the necklace you tried to pass off as the real thing. But your brilliant plan didn’t prevent victor from getting his hands on the actual ice princess or keep him from taking all those hostages. Word of advice: Next time–hm. Mm. Trust me a little more and use me a little less. Excuse me.


diane, let me walk you to the car.

Oh, that’s special. No, I can find my car by myself. Thank you.

Is it my imagination, or did she take that rather personally?

I didn’t-

I didn’t plan this getaway because I–I feel guilty. If anything, I wanna say thank you.

Thank you?


For–for what?

For urging me to go to the wedding when you can’T.

Well, don’t give me too much credit.

I know… how important it is for you to have a–a daughter, and–and how much you want to go to the wedding. But instead of being resentful and bitter, you put willow first. You’re only thinking about her.

Willow’s a person. But you don’t get it. You don’t care. The only thing you care about is that she’s yours. No wonder willow doesn’t wanna be with you or around you. And instead of you facing that fact, you wanna blame it all on me.

I own my part. But it’s your fault that I don’t have a chance to earn willow’s forgiveness because we’re running out of time. My daughter’s dying,

and it is your fault, carly. Don’t–don’t make me out as a saint, sonny. Because I’m not. I’m far from it. I am glad that michael put his anger aside, at least for the day, for willow. You know, there’s no promise for tomorrow for any of us. But I truly want this to be the happiest day of my daughter’s life.

It will be.

So the way it works, wiley, is that I give one ring to daddy, and he gives one to me. And it means that we promise to love each other until…

until when, mommy?

[Soft dramatic music]

Until forever.

But like I was saying before, we’re going to need your help. So before uncle drew walks me down the aisle to stand beside your daddy, the flower girls, avery and donna, will go first. And then you will follow them, carrying the rings. Do you think you can do that?

Whatever you need, mom.

Oh, I knew I could count on you.

Do I have to wear a tie?

You get to wear one. And that’s because you’re a big boy now and mommy’s counting on you.

Until forever?

Yes, sweetheart. Until forever.

So, um, tracy, you haven’t told us, about how long might this little visit be lasting?

Don’t let us keep you, mother. We know what kind of whirlwind life you lead. Here today, gone tomorrow.

What have I walked in on?

Um… well, there’s actually gonna be a wedding tonight.

A family wedding? I wasn’t invited? Who’s getting married?

Willow and me.

[Laughs] Because the first one was such a rousing success?

Well, I mean, the first time we got married, we weren’t in love. We were just trying to, uh, protect wiley from–from nelle. So…

well, not my fault that monica left that out of the christmas letter.

Yeah, quite, but the point is, now we are very much so in love-

actually, we just had our second child together-

so it’s time to make things official.

Well, I can’t say that I’m surprised, because serial marriage seems to run in your family. I can’t count the number of times carly said “I do” to sonny and then got divorced because… she didn’T.

Well, michael and willow are getting married for all the right reasons. Can you say that about your, what, six trips down the aisle?


Ooh! That sounds like a fun parlor game. Counting my mother’s former husbands. Well, let’s start with her first husband, my father, lord larry ashton.

Okay, well, then, um, dillon’s father was paul hornsby.

Uh-huh, and you married mitch williams even though you caught him in bed with susan moore, who would later become jason’s biological mother after her affair with uncle alan. That’s three, if anyone’s keeping track.

Enough! All right. I admit that my marital track record is not exactly spotless.

Well, that’s putting it mildly.

Okay, as fun as this has been, I need to go tell the bride-to-be about one more shock.

[Soft dramatic music]

What did carly mean, one more shock?

What else have you been keeping from me?

you, I’m-

I’m really worried about them, especially that little baby. He shouldn’t be there. He should be with his mother, no matter what anyone thinks about her.

Hopefully, spencer has access to him. Turns out, he’s quite devoted to that little boy.

[Cell phone chimes] Ooh, okay. It’s my friend diane. It sounds kind of urgent.

Sure, yeah. Oh, okay. No, no, fine. Thank you for the visit.

Yeah, uh, she’s usually very unflappable, so I can’t imagine what this is about, but duty calls. I’ll let you know if I hear from valentin.

Thank you.

You be well. Yeah.

[Somber music]

A lot’s happened in port charles since you were here last.

So I can see. What exactly did I walk in on?

Well, we were deconstructing a dinner we had last night.

A working dinner?

Mm, something like that.

At the very least, I hope it was… productive.

Well, yes… and no.

Oh. The da and the defense attorney have learned to coexist. How very modern and enlightened of you.

Well, without cooperation, the law is… just words.

I don’t know what that means.

There’s no spirit behind it. There’s no soul. There’S…

no heart.



Oh-ho-ho! Come here! Oh, let me look at you. You’re so handsome.

Somebody’s gonna be the ring bearer tonight.

[Gasps] Is that somebody you?

I told him he was a big boy now, and that comes with responsibilities.

Oh, it doe-

you better go practice!

[Laughs] Slow down.

I’m okay if he runs.


I was so afraid this day would never happen, and now that it’s here, I just-

I’m gonna put all my worries aside. I’m gonna soak up every moment.

I hope tonight is everything you want it to be… even if…

even if what? Carly.

Well, for starters, tracy’s here.

Well? Anybody gonna tell me what I missed?

Okay, um… well, willow is sick.

Oh, michael. All brides get last-minute jitters.

No, willow has… she has stage iv leukemia.


Yeah. She was diagnosed shortly after she found out she was pregnant.

Why didn’t you tell me? And you–we had phone conversations! It didn’t occur to you to mention this?

Mother, don’t blame brook lynn. Michael and willow wanted to keep this news private, first, and then, by the time they were ready to share the news, you were unreachable. Clearly, you were on your way to ethan.

What can I do?

[Soft melancholy music]

I’m sure willow’s wedding’s gonna be nice, especially since the quartermaines are gonna all out ’cause they’re letting me in.

Yeah, the quartermaines have some nerve. They lord that over you. You know, they managed to keep their hands clean this time, but it doesn’t mean that quartermaines don’t play dirty, especially if their precious elq is at stake. You know, drew and car-

don’t stop. What about drew and carly?

[Dramatic music]



Okay, what’s wrong?

What–what do you mean, what’s wrong? I just wanted to see you and catch up.

Oh, okay. I was worried that… you were upset with me because I canceled our last dinner plan.

Must be something about me and dinner plans.

What’s that supposed to mean? What’s wrong with you? Why are you drinking so early?

Okay, if you must know, it’s about robert scorpio.

Oh, the da. You were supposed to have a date with the da.

Dinner, just dinner.

And that’s your story, and you’re sticking with it.

Okay, it was kind of a date, but then he ended up having car trouble, which led to him receiving an extraordinary dry cleaning bill from me.

Sounds like it potentially could’ve been a lot of fun.

[Snorts] Okay, we kissed.


And we might have kissed again today, had we not been interrupted by–wait for it-

his ex-wife, holly sutton.

[Dramatic music]

You may have saved your son, but there’s a lot of good people still in harm’s way out there.

Ah, yes. Felicia told me about anna. How’s she doing?

She’s lucky to be alive, no thanks to victor.

What about laura?

Kind of dropped off the grid, along with curtis and drew. She wants to corner victor and rescue the hostages.

I always knew victor was dangerous, but it seems like he’s spinning out of control.

That’s because he’s getting close to implementing his plan, whatever it is.

I know you wish you could be with laura and the rest.

I feel so bloody useless, chained to this desk. I can’t help anyone.

Maybe you can. Do you know, can anna have visitors?

Sure. Why?

Well, firstly, I need to apologize to her, and… you both need to hear what ethan told me.

[Quiet dramatic music]

Thank you, tracy, but we’re already doing everything that we can.

Problem is, we don’t know if liesl obrecht will be found in time.

What does that frau from hell have to do with this?

She’s a donor match for willow.

They were all set for a bone marrow transplant when obrecht disappeared from the nurses’ ball.

And the police think that victor kidnapped her.

But we know we’re not losing hope, right? Willow and I are getting married tonight, and it’s gonna be everything she wants. Now, if you’ll excuse me…

michael, I meant what I said. I have contacts everywhere. If there is anything you need… you’ll be surprised what I can accomplish when-

when I put my mind to it.

Well, thank you.

[Soft music]

We ll, it’s no secrethow I feel about carly and her holier-than-thou attitude, and drew-

he’s just an enabler. And, you know, I’ve been thinking about what happened the other night a lot, about how carly had to be the one to go to willow and tell her that my aunt liesl was missing.

Yeah, but she told willow because she didn’t want willow to hear from somebody else.

Baby, are you on my side?

Yeah, I’m on your side. Is that the same night that you asked me to do what I could to find liesl, that I let you down?

No, no, you did everything that I asked you to do, and more.

Then you gotta let go of this resentment you feel towards carly and drew, ’cause it doesn’t matter. The only thing that matters is us.

[Moody music]

I know tracy can be a handful…


Okay, more like two hands full, but she loves her family, and after tonight, that makes me her family too.

Helpbut see the good in people, even tracy.

She’s welcome to be there.

All I want is to walk down the aisle on drew’s arm and slip one of-


[Melancholy music]


What is it?

[Doorknob turns]



So, uh… you tell willow the news?

What news?

Drew’s not gonna be able to walk you down the aisle.

Uh, what’s wrong? It’s not like drew to back out at the last minute.

No, no, he has the location on victor cassadine. And we know, wherever victor is, liesl is there too.

Yeah, drew’s gone to find liesl and bring her back.

Somebody needs to tell maxie that drew’s not gonna be at the wedding. You know how sensitive she is about her seating chart. Unless you, tracy, might want to fill the empty seat.

Or maybe mother has other plans.

No, I wouldn’t miss it. My wedding gift is gonna be my contact list of specialists from manhattan to mumbai.

I know you mean well, but if you really wanna help, you’ll make this day all about michael and willow.

[Moody music]

Are you implying that I would try to steal the spotlight?

You? Never.

Grandmother, let me-

let me show you to your guest room, huh?

My guest room? I have my own room.

Uh, actually, that’s drew’s room now.

Why would he take my room?

Because it’s got the best view.

That’s why it’s my room.

Okay, you know, you can share my room, okay? And that would be great because we have a lot to catch up on. Go ahead.

It is so like monica to give my room to yet another of alan’s illegitimate offspring. What is wrong with her? Why doesn’t she just pay them off and show them the door? Why does she ask them to move in?


no, don’T. Do not give me another lecture on “this is monica’s house.”

I’m not trying to lecture you. I’m trying to thank you.

I don’t want drew risking his life for me. No, no, somebody has to stop him.

Hey, no, no, we’re not gonna stop drew. He would be so proud to walk you down the aisle, but he’s doing what he thinks is right, for you and for all of us.

[Soft music]

You are right. Nothing matters more to me than what we have.

All right, don’t tempt me now.

Oh, would I do that?

Probably, but if I don’t go, then I’m not-

yeah, you’re gonna be late. You’re gonna be late for the wedding, and we don’t want that, because who’s gonna be blamed for that? This guy. I know. Let it go.

As long as I don’t have to let you go.

[Soft guitar music]


Holly’s back in town, and more beautiful than ever.

Really? What happened to the…

oh, you mean the third-degree burns? Well, turns out, that was all part of an elaborate scam to fool victor. Yeah, robert and his ex work seamlessly together. They’re quite the pair.

They have not been together for years.

[Scoffs] You could’ve fooled me.

I’m sure that robert was happy to see holly, but it was your dry cleaning bill he was picking up.

Yeah, that’s just guilt. Look, nice try, my friend, but the more I think about it, the more I realize holly came back into town just in the nick of time, just before I risked having a second date.

[Knocking at door]

Yeah. I was just thinking about you. I need you to use your connections to track a plane without anyone knowing. Can you do that?

Before I do that, there’s someone who I think you should talk with.

[Suspenseful music]

It’s good to see you, holly.

That’s incredibly generous, given… what I put you through.

No, it’s okay. I mean, victor put you in a very difficult situation.

Yes, but I could’ve… I could’ve resisted, and instead, I helped him frame you for a murder that never happened. I put on a wig and your overcoat, and I shot lucy with your gun.

Hmm. It’s not your best moment, is it? But at least you used a rubber bullet.


Right. Then you knew she wouldn’t be hurt or die.

Why are you making excuses for me?

Because I’ve been backed into corners before and forced to do things I didn’t wanna do to help someone that I love. I mean, that’s why it’s called a devil’s bargain. You’re gonna suffer either way, right?

Thank you for understanding.

How is ethan?

[Sighs] Alive.

[Both laugh]

In one piece.


And on his way to australia.


When victor faked my death in monte carlo and killed my sister-

my half-sister, paloma-

god knows where he was holding me, and I kept waiting for him to interrogate me, but he never did. He didn’t want me to talk. Victor… just wanted me.

To get close to robert.

Yeah. And then, one day… he had ethan, and I’ve no idea where he was holding ethan. Could’ve been in the cell next to me, or–or in a compound on the other side of the world. But victor made one thing very clear: That my son would only live if I agreed to cooperate.

So you played along until you could figure out your next maneuver, right?

At your expense.

Right. So, yes, it happened to me, so I get to choose who I blame for that, and I don’t blame you. And you really should stop blaming yourself.

[Laughs softly] Again, thank you.

Right, now that we got that out of the way, we can have a strategy session. I was expecting to see valentin here, but–well, since he’s been beside your bed through this whole entire ordeal…

he’s not here.

[Sighs] He’s with laura and curtis and drew. They’ve–they’ve gone to find victor.

[Dramatic music] What?

When ethan was victor’s captive, he persuaded his guards to play with cards with him. Ethan’s very good at cards. He can make any hand come out exactly the way he wants, and he let his marks win just enough that they’d keep playing… and talking, which is how he learned that victor plans to revive a technology that the cassadines developed in the ’80s.

You a quitter?

You know… maybe.

You a quitter? Why would you give up so easily?

There’s nothing to give up! I’m just gonna go back to doing what I do better than anybody else, and that’s besting robert in court, and he can have holly sutton if he wants.

What if he wants you?


You know, life is too short to stand on ceremony. If you feel something, say something.

You okay, hon?

It’s a mixed blessing, having my mother home with us.

[Laughs] Yes. My feelings are also mixed. It’s the blessing part I’m not exactly clear on.


[Soft music]

Gratitude is not your best event, but have at it.

Look, I turned to you when chase was really in trouble, and you came through. I mean, if you hadn’t pulled all the right strings, chase might never have gotten his badge back. I owe you.

You’re right, and don’t you forget it, because I won’T. Bag, please.

[Laughs] Mm. I–no! You’re–you are actually going to be late for this wedding.

All right, listen.

Hold that thought, okay? Till I get back.

I want–I want pictures, lots of them.

And, uh, wedding cake. You know why? ‘Cause it’s good luck.

Well, I don’t need any luck ’cause I have you.

[Tense music]

Martin, it’s nina. W–I just need to know, have you had the conversation with the SEC about carly and drew?

Carly, since drew can’t be here, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have give me away than you.

[Soft music]



Are you sure?

I–I’d be honored. Are you okay with it?

Me? [Laughs] What do you think?

Okay, well, I mean, if I’m gonna play my part, I’d better go get changed.

Hey. Your mother is putting up a brave front, but if something happens and drew doesn’t come back…

hey, come on. Don’t lose hope. Hey, drew will make it back with liesl, okay?

Okay. But it could be doubly heartbreaking for carly if it all goes wrong. She’s so in love with drew.

No, martin, I haven’t changed my mind.

[Dramatic music] Just the opposite. I want you to go all out and expose drew and carly for engaging in insider trading.

Just make sure to keep my name out of it.

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