GH Transcript Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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[ Breathing heavily ] Hey, it’s good to see you. I heard things got pretty rough in greenland. Rough? Well, that is one way to put my uncle trying to kill billions of people, yes. Thank god you were able to stop it. You know, joss was really worried about you. I should assume so. We’ve been friends our whole lives. I’m glad you made it back in one piece. Y-you can stop sucking up now because there’s no one around to hear it. Can you just cut the attitude for like five seconds? I bet that you’d like that, wouldn’t you? But, no, not when I know that every single word that comes out of your mouth is a lie. My uncle sonny, he might trust you, but I don’t trust you as far as I can throw you, dex. To me, you’re always going to be a backstabbing traitor. You look like you got the weight of the world on your shoulders. I don’t think your friend tracy likes me very much. Hm. Well, you know, tracy’s not real good at pulling her punches. She’s also very protective of her family. And if you got a problem with one of them, you… probably got a problem with her. Oh, I got that. Loud and clear. She called me judgmental and said I act like brook lynn isn’t good enough for me. Well, that’s a little harsh. Yeah, I thought so, too. But do you think that’s how brook lynn feels? “I’m drowning… in my tears…” “…trying to face…” “…all my fears.” Kill me now. Ned: Yes, george, I am aware that tips to the sec are anonymous. But come on, someone must know who told them about drew and carly’s alleged insider trading. Okay, thanks. I appreciate you looking into it. Let me know if you find out anything. Thanks. What was that about? Trying to prove my innocence. So far, you’re the only one who, uh, knows that I am not responsible for turning in drew and carly. Everything okay? Yeah. I’m just working on my new song. Oh, let me take a look. Wow. This looks, uh… dark. I’m guessing things aren’t any better with chase. Things aren’t anything with chase. He broke up with me, and now that he’s back at the pcpd, there’s no reason for us to ever see each other again. Hi. Yes, I’m calling to check on a patient. Willow corinthos. Oh, I-I’m her mother-in-law, carly spencer. Oh, that’s great. Alright. Thank you. Yes. It’s so good to hear. Okay, bye. You’re never gonna be out in the cold because you’re always gonna be a part of my life. I love you, and I know that you mean it, but we both know that this is gonna be a fraught subject for — for us. I mean, think of the strain on our relationship when I told you that I wanted to stay away from your business. It’s the same thing. I’m not gonna let it happen. That’s — I’m just not gonna let it — it’s out of your control. There’s nothing you can do about it because family comes first. Just… I’m just gonna have to learn to live with being on the outside. You’re not gonna be on the outside. I’m gonna spend the rest of my life proving that to you. That’s easy to say now. Now and forever. Forever. Forever… …if you… if you marry me. Did you just… say what I think you said? I just asked you if… you can make me the happiest man on earth… and marry me. What do you say?

Dex, hi. Hey, trina. It’s really good to see you. I was just telling spencer how worried joss was. She barely slept while you two were missing. And I was just telling dex how he doesn’t need to tell us how joss feels about anything. Well, if it had been joss on that boat, I would have been scared out of my mind. So I am glad that you were there for her. Wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. I’m gonna go hit the shower. I’m, uh, glad you’re both home safe. Thank you. That’s nice to hear, isn’t it, spencer? Please.

[ Sighs ] You do know you were being a jerk to dex. I don’t like the guy. Why should I pretend that I do? Fine. You don’t like him, but he is dating joss, and she is crazy about him. It’d be better for everyone if you two could just get along. He slid in on joss while she was still dating cam? Absolutely not. Besides, it doesn’t matter. They’re never gonna last. And what makes you say that? Because josslyn has decided that she hates my uncle sonny and everything that he stands for. So dating his employee? That’s a nonstarter, trina. It was nice of dad to defend me to tracy, but… thing is… she might be right. I’ve treated brook lynn unfairly. You had a valid reason to be angry with brook lynn. I mean, she could have ruined your reinstatement to the pcpd. What she did was wrong, but the only reason it happened is because she wanted to keep working with me. And she seems genuinely sorry for doing it. Well, remorse is a step in the right direction. She showed up to my hearing to speak on my behalf. I mean, that took a lot of guts. And seeing her there kind of reminded me how much I miss her.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. Am I just being stubborn and punishing us both by not forgiving her? You’re the only one that can answer that, bro. Wait, really? You’re picking now to stop being my know-it-all big brother who just loves to tell me what to do?

[ Chuckles ] I think the question is… can you really forgive brook lynn? And by that, I mean, can you really forgive her and put all of this behind you for good? I think so. Okay, well, then I think you owe it to both of you to find out for sure. Think about it. What if you get back together and she does the same thing again? You got to be really honest with yourself. Can you accept brook lynn exactly as she is? I wasn’t expecting to see you here. Because of nina and the whole co-owner thing? No. I decided a long time ago not to live my life based on what that woman does. Besides, I’m on my way out. God, carly, you must hate me. Hate you? No. Your husband? He’s a different story. Never see chase again? Don’t you think you’re being a bit dramatic? I’m just stating the facts. I haven’t seen chase since michael and willow’s wedding. And there we only said 10 words to each other, and even those were awkward. Do you think that might have something to do with the fact that you’ve been hiding from him? I wasn’t hiding. Just had to get chase away from granny before sh– before what? With granny, who knows? Oh, mother isn’t exactly a model of tact. Tracy: Nonsense. I am an absolute delight wherever I am. Good evening, mother. Wow. Aren’t the two of you the faces of gloom? What’s wrong now? I still haven’t found out who reported drew and carly to the sec. Oh, that’s right. ‘Cause it wasn’t you. It wasn’T. I’m not lying! Uh-huh. And you are known for your honesty and transparency. Well, dad, one way to prove it wasn’t you would be to find the person who would want to hurt carly and drew. Besides me. Actually, who would want to hurt carly or drew? You’re repeating yourself. No. What I mean is, here we are assuming that it’s someone who wants to hurt the both of them. I mean, what if it’s someone who only wants to hurt one of them? What do you mean? Look. Check it out. These are carly’s enemies, and these are drew’s enemies. If you’re drawing to scale, carly’s circle needs to be a lot bigger. And these are the few people who knew about carly purchasing aurora stock. I mean, it could be somebody who’s only after carly or someone who’s only after drew or someone who’s after both of them. A venn diagram of revenge. How fun!

[ Cellphone rings ] I need to take this. Excuse me.

[ Sighs ] I’m very glad you’re helping your father. It’s a much better use of your time than mooning after harrison chase, that ingrate. How can chase be ungrateful when he doesn’t even know what I did for him? We had a deal. You said that you would stay away from chase if I went back to work at deception, which I have done. Oops. W-what does that mean, grandmother? What have you done? Sonny… I’m sorry. I can’t marry you. You’re saying no? I have to. No. This whole thing is all wrong. Okay, I-I admit this isn’t exactly the way I planned to ask you to marry me. Uh. See? You didn’t plan on proposing to me. You’re just trying to make me feel better. You don’t think it would make us both feel better if you said yes? Sonny, I love you for doing this, but… I don’t want a pity proposal. Pity? I-I feel a lot about you, but pity is not one. Oh. Okay, then. What do you call this? Love. It’s timing. I just got done telling you that I’m afraid that your family is gonna come between us, and you immediately ask me to marry you?

[ Sighs ] It is very kind of you. No, this is not about kindness. Kindness is me making your favorite pasta dish for dinner. I’m asking you to marry me. Yeah, I didn’t pick the right setting and I should have, you know, had a big speech and… but I didn’t think, you know, you would need a candlelit dinner and champagne to agree to marry me. No, I don’t need that. I don’t need that. I-I just need to know that you really want me to be your wife. Okay. Be honest with me. Have you ever thought of proposing to me before tonight? As a matter of fact… yes. Now do you believe me?

You have a ring? Yeah. Been carrying it around for days. But I just didn’t know what the right time was because of willow and you were worried, I was worried, so I never felt like it was the right time. And I guess it’s not the right time now, so… I mean, it’s really… f-for me? Yeah. I had it made especially for you. But if you don’t want it… no, it’s — it’s — who wouldn’t want it? It’S…beautiful. So are you. You really want to marry me? Absolutely. You want to rethink your answer?

[ Chuckles ] Fancy seeing you here. Hate to disappoint you, but joss really cares about dex. I don’t think he’s going anywhere. I just don’t understand what joss sees in him. Because they’re complete opposites. That relationship is going nowhere. Well, sometimes complete opposites make the best couple, spencer. You can’t put logic around love. The heart wants what it wants. Yes, it does. Spencer! Hi! Hey. Oh, my god. You’re back! I’m so happy to see you. I was so worried about you. So I heard. So, should I say I’m sorry about your uncle? Sorry for what? That he turned out to be a psychopath? No. I’m just embarrassed that I trusted him for as long as I did. Hey, it’s not your fault. You wanted to believe the best about him. When you came in here, you were upset. Is — is everything all right with willow? Um, yeah. Yeah, she’s fine. She’s doing the best she can. She’s going through chemo and prep for the bone marrow transplant tomorrow. Michael and i got in a fight. You and michael? About what? Nothing. I shouldn’t have said anything. Um, may be too soon for me to get back into the gym… right now.

[ Chuckles ] I should probably give it some time and not overdo it while I’m still recovering from my acts of heroism. So I’ll see you later? Definitely. Okay. Spill. What could possibly make you mad enough to argue with michael while willow’s fighting for her life? I made sure that detective chase knows he is not good enough for you. I made it perfectly clear I did not like him looking down his nose at my granddaughter. Oh, my gosh. What did he say? Not a lot, actually. His father, however, jeremy — gregory. Whatever, felt the need to insert himself into our conversation and defend chase. Right. As if things weren’t mortifying enough. I did get my point across, however. Grandmother, why? I did just as you asked. You had no right to go talk to chase. Oh, relax. He’s a big boy. He can handle it. Well, that’s not the point. He shouldn’t have to. I’m the one who messed up. I’m the one who was slow to send my letter to the ccrb. You more than made up for it by having me grease the wheels and a few palms to get him reinstated. Why couldn’t you just stay out of it like you promised? What’s done is done. And why do you want to be with someone who is always judging you? You are better off without him, as far as I’m concerned.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] I guess that’s the big question. Am I willing to accept brook lynn for who she is? Or do I want her to be someone she isn’t? I’ve learn the hard way. Sometimes two people can want to be together and they try their best, but… they’re just too different to make it work. I mean, this whole conversation could be pointless. Who knows if brook lynn would take me back, considering how I’ve treated her? Well, you know, tracy’s my friend, but she’s not always the most reliable narrator. You know what I mean? What’s your gut telling you? That I need to fix this. Okay, then. Good luck with all that. And you’re gonna help me? What? I’m sorry, carly. You have to believe me, I had no idea ned was even thinking about going to the sec. I believe you. I know you would have told me had you known. I would never let you get blindsided like that. Especially at michael and willow’s wedding.

[ Scoffs ] I can’t believe that ned would stoop so low. I’M…listen. I-I know it doesn’t help, but I am absolutely furious with him. We have done nothing but fight ever since I found out. I’m sure. Is he staying here? Because I don’t want to run into him. Why would he be staying here? Where else would he go if you kicked him out? You did kick him out, didn’t you?

On edge, but it’s not like you and michael to fight, especially during what you’re all going through. I know. Okay? The timing wasn’t great, but I can’t help it. He’s being unfair. About what? He’s just a condescending ass who thinks he knows everything. Okay. You’re really mad. What did he do? He just refuses to accept the fact that what me and dex have is real. He tells me, “oh, oh, you’re in college. Dex is just a phase. There’s plenty of other guys.” He acts like I’ll just forget about dex the second he leaves town. Leaves town? Is dex going somewhere? Just who I wanted to see.

[ Door opens ] I was very clear with ned that I thought tipping off the sec was unconscionable. But you didn’t throw him out? No, I didn’T. I could go to prison… because of your husband. Okay. Carly, you — you did buy the aurora stock because you had privileged information about a possible merger with elq. You’re not entirely innocent in all this. I was helping my son, olivia. I get it, and I know that we would both do anything to help our children. And I told ned that I thought his behavior was disgusting. But?

[ Exhales sharply ] But I have worked too hard on my marriage to throw it away just because ned told the truth. Something happen while I was gone? Why do you ask? Mother, what did you do? Why does everyone in the house think the worst of me? Well, fool us once. If you must know, I helped your daughter get a little self-esteem — something you should have done a long time ago. Brook lynn’s self-esteem is fine.

[ Music playing in distance ] So I ask you again. What did you do to her? What did I do for her? She is lucky to have someone on her side. Do you guys hear that? Barely. That’s my song. Finn, what are you doing? Tried to go it alone but my soul gets weary with miles to go before I sleep we are strong, you and me just like a train got to make a fire to get the steam

[ Chuckles softly ] I know we’re gonna make it we were born to be together I’m sorry, sonny. I can’t marry you. I don’T… I don’t want to risk causing you any more trouble in your life. I’ve already cost you so much. Not as much as you’ve given me. I love you, nina, and I love everything about you. I love the passion that you have for your life. I love that you… you let me be just who I am. Yeah, y-you don’t try to change me. Yeah, because you’re perfect. Yeah, because… you’ve helped me get there. From the second I met you… I didn’t know who I was. It didn’t matter… …because I know what I felt. And I still do. You see things in me that other people don’t see. You know, I can be sonny. I don’t have to be the boss or the person who has to have his guards up. And when I was at the worst of my times… you were there. You stood up for me. No matter how much I pushed you away. So when you start talking about your family and they were slipping away, I didn’t feel pity. I felt recognition… ’cause I feel the same way. Sonny. We are similar. We are s– we make mistakes… but we ask for forgiveness. And I know how hard that was for you, but I know why you did it. Because you were brave… and you’re a fighter. And I want you to allow me to fight alongside with you. Will you be my partner for life? ‘Cause I can’t imagine… …my life without you.

[ Exhales deeply ] Nina reeves… …will you marry me?

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[ Scoffs ] You know, cameron seems like a good guy… he is. …But joss makes her own choices about who she’s with. Yes, you’re right. All I’m saying is that the three of us have a history with one another. And you’ve been here for…three months? A year, actually. My point is that I know josslyn better than you ever will. Is that so? Yeah. Yeah, it is. What’s josslyn’s favorite movie of all time? It’s “children of the corn.” What snack did she used to sneak into the kitchen late at night to grab? Chocolate chips dipped in peanut butter. And then when she was 10 years old, she sprained her wrist because she fell off of whiskey. Whiskey? One of the cassadine horses. We have those. Yeah, she hurt herself really bad while we were taking a ride on spoon island. Well, clearly she made a full recovery. My point is, I know these things because josslyn and i go way back. Yeah, so you’ve said. But all your examples prove is that you knew her as a kid. You don’t seem to have a clue who josslyn is now. Dex isn’t going anywhere. Then who cares what michael thinks? You and dex know how you feel about each other. So there’s nothing michael can do to break you two up, right? Okay, look, I get it. I get it. I know how hard it is when people close to you act like you’re too young to know what you want. No one approved of spencer and me in the beginning. Some people still don’T. But what matters is that we know we’re supposed to be together. When has ned ever told the truth? I just… I just mean drew gave you privileged information, and you acted on it. I lost money, olivia. And — and the sec would have never looked at us if ned wouldn’t have pointed them to us. And this was after he sided with valentin and killed the merger! Those are all business decisions. That has nothing to do with me. Oh, I get it. So if it doesn’t personally affect you, you’re just gonna turn a blind eye to whatever ned does? It is not my job to police ned’s business tactics, and I’m not gonna ruin my marriage over it. Got it. Got it. Carly? No. No, I… we shouldn’t talk about this. I got to get back to work. I know we’re gonna make it we were born to be together isn’t really complicated all I want is forever all I want is forever all I want is forever I think you guys can take it from here. I can’t believe you got roped into that ridiculous display. It’s so very embarrassing. But what — what can I say? He’s — he’s family.

[ Chuckles ] Amen. What are you doing here? Trying to get back the best thing that ever happened to me. How did I get so lucky? Sonny corinthos, you are the best man that I have ever known. You’re kind. You’re brave. You’re strong. And no matter what the obstacle is in front of you, you never give up on getting what you want. No, I don’T. And you want me? Now you’re getting it. I want to believe you, sonny. I just can’t stop thinking that… one day you’re gonna realize that I’m more trouble than I’m worth. Listen to me. That’s not gonna happen. You know why? I know exactly who you are. And my eyes are wide open. I’m not going anywhere. Are you sure? Yeah. I-I’ve never been more sure in my life. And you know what? A lot of people have decided that I’m not worth it. Well, they’re wrong because you’re worth everything. You are my rock.

[ Chuckles ] If it hadn’t been for you these past few months, sonny, finding out that willow’s my daughter, seeing her get so sick, I would have fallen apart if you weren’t there for me. And I love you so, so much for that. More than I can say. Can you say is that A…? Yes! Yes! Yes, I’ll marry you! I’ll marry you. I can’t wait to marry you.

You don’t know what the hellyou’re talking about. You act like I don’t want joss to hang out with you guys anymore, like I’m trying to steal her away from you. As if you could. She may be sleeping with you right now, but she will get tired of this little walk on the wild side. Watch yourself. Admit it, dex. You have no future with this girl. Joss is smart and motivated, and she’s going places. She wants to be a doctor. You, on the other hand, are muscle for hire that works for her ex-stepfather, who she hates, by the way. There’s no way that you’ll be happy together. Here’s what I know about joss. She makes up her own mind, and she deserves a lot better than an entitled punk like you. Close your eyes. Okay. Open them. Looking good! Oh, my god, it’s amazing! It is nice, isn’t it? It’s absolutely beautiful. The ring of my dreams given to me by the man of my dreams. Alright. Sonny, oh, my god. We’re getting married. We’re getting married! We’re getting married. Oh, get used to it ’cause I’m gonna say it like a million times. I’m — I’m never gonna get tired of you saying it. So what do we do now? Well, I’m thinking there’s a candlelit dinner and a champagne with our names on it. Champagne. Yeah. You sure? Well, uh, since you agreed to marry me, I think, uh… that qualifies as a special occasion. Let’s go! Yeah! Okay, hear me out. I know that I have a lot to make up for, but — shh. It looks like, uh, your little plan failed. Did it, though? Okay. Uh, hang on. There’s something I want to tell you. Can’t we just talk later? No, ’cause you need to hear this now. I miss you, brook lynn. I miss talking to you. I miss hearing you laugh and you teasing me and bossing me around and choosing my wardrobe.

[ Laughs ] I’m serious! My life is so much duller without you in it. I’m back on the force, and I should be thrilled. But after every shift, if it goes well, i want to talk to you. And if it doesn’t go well, I want to talk to you even more. I’ve been so unfair to you. No. I’m the one who needs to apologize. I know how much being a detective means to you, and I still held off on writing that letter. I selfishly wanted to keep you singing so that we could spend more time together. I knew it was wrong and I did it anyway and I am so, so sorry. I’m sorry, too. I’m really trying to be a better person. I want to be better for you. Well, I think that’s perfect… because I think we’re pretty great together. So what do you say? Can you forgive me? Hey, trish. I’ll be working at the front desk if you need me. Okay. Sure. Thanks.

[ Giggles ]

[ Clears throat ] Oh, uh, don’t mind us. We’re — we’re just having fun here.

[ Laughs ] Are you getting out any time soon? Oh, yeah. Sorry about that. Okay. Sorry, olivia.

[ Laughs ] Have a nice night. What’s wrong with her? I don’t know, and I don’t care. I don’t want to think about anyone else right now. Tonight, you and me are the only two people in the entire world.

[ Indistinct conversation ] Well, this is a surprise. Josslyn: Oh, hi. A nice one, I hope. Always. Are you ready to go to dinner? Yeah, I’d love to. Okay. Uh, dex, did you happen to see spencer in there? Uh, yeah, I think he’s still in the locker room. Okay. Did he, um — did he say anything to you? Nothing important. You ready to go? Yeah, absolutely. See ya later. Good to see you. You guys have fun.

[ Sighs ] Are you saying you wanted this to happen? Obviously. But your brother needed a little incentive, so my talk was designed to provoke him into doing something exactly like that. Hmm, I’m not sure if you’re telling the truth or… you’re just trying to save face. Look, I-I’ve been married a few times. More than a few. Mm-hmm. Thank you. And if there’s one thing I learned… never underestimate the power of reverse psychology on a man.

[ Laughs ] Word of advice, finn, never second-guess my mother. Chase, there’s nothing to forgive. Yes, there is. I was being stubborn, standing on some stupid principle, even though it was making us both miserable. Well, I’m not holding a grudge. Good. Because the last thing I want is for you to feel bad about yourself. Chase. Yeah? Shut up and kiss me. What happened to you? Don’t worry about it. I’m fine. Did dex hit you? He acted like everything was fine when he came out. We just got into it a little. Oh, my gosh. I can’t believe he did that. I’m texting joss. No, don’T. I-I threw the first punch. But dex didn’t look hurt. Yeah, he — he blocked it, and then he got in a lucky hit, and then he just walked away. So you’re saying you started the fight, he defended himself, and then stopped it from going any further? I guess. Oh, come on, spencer! Joss is my best friend, and — and dex means a lot to her. Why can’t you two just get along? It’s not my fault. Oh, so it’s all on dex? Yes! I have tried to be nice to the guy, but it’s just impossible.

[ Cork pops, nina and sonny laugh ] Thank you, trish. Every celebration needs a little champagne. Well, what are we celebrating? We’re engaged.

[ Gasps ]

[ Laughs ]

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