GH Transcript Thursday, May 25, 2023

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daddy! Hey, girl. You just wake up? What have you been doing? What do you think?

[ Laughs ] Uh, watching cartoons? Yeah. You like that, huh?

[ Laughs ] Do you wanna have breakfast with me and mommy? Well, that depends on what’s on the menu. You know. Something from a box? Well, why don’t you get dressed, make the bed, and we’ll think of something else. How’s that? Go. Go, go.

[ Laughs ] Oh, you know what? I should have — I should have asked you first if that’s all right. It’s fine. It’s fine. So, I have news. Let me guess — you’re getting married. Oh, you heard? I saw. I was at the metro court last night. I guess congratulations are in order. Ava, oh, my god. I have no choice. I just — I have one option. It’s time for the gloves to come off. What? What the hell does that mean? It means I-I can’t continue to let carly come between me and my family. Right, which is why you stupidly and impulsively sicced the sec on her, which could definitely backfire and tank not only your relationship with sonny but any potential relationship with your daughter. I know, I know, I know. I just — I have to make sure that these charges against carly, they stick and she goes away for a good long time. Hey, molly. It’s me again. Uh, look, I won’t keep blowing up your phone. I just — I can’t remember if I said “I’m sorry” in that last message, but I am. And I love you. Just call me back, okay? Or, even better, come home.

[ Knock on door ] Aunt stella. This is a surprise. And judging by your face, not a welcome one. No, no, just the opposite. You… you’re exactly who I need.

The role of molly lansing-davis is temporarily being played by holiday mia kriegel. Hey, hey. Oh, honey, honey. Molly, what’s wrong? Everything’s falling apart. You know I am always happy to see you. Maybe. But something’s weighing on you. I can tell. What is it? You are giving me way too much credit. No, I’m not. I’m actually not giving you enough credit, jordan. Portia, stop.

[ Sighs ] I’m not the person you think I am. Well. [ Scoffs ] That’s dramatic. I just mean… I don’t deserve all this praise… especially considering what I’ve done. Why? What have you done?

[ Elevator bell dings ] Hi.

Molly, what did the doctors say? Wait. Doctors? What are you talking about? You said that everything was fine. Everything will be fine, right? This is not life-threatening. It’s going to be fine. Molly, what’s wrong? I’ve been diagnosed with endometriosis. So the biopsy confirmed it. How bad is it? It’s not good. I mean, it’s not gonna kill me or anything, but it’s where the tissue from the uterus grows outside the uterus. Yeah, I’ve heard of endometriosis. It’s really painful. Isn’t it? It can be. Comes and goes. Ohh. Molly, I’m so sorry. Yeah, me too. Me three. Well, w-what can we do for you? That’s just it. There’s — there’s nothing to do. The doctors can give you something for the pain, right? Yeah. The pain is manageable. It’s — it’s the rest. Tj and I may never be able to have a baby. Molly and I have — we’ve been trying to get pregnant. Oh, tj, that’s wonderful! But I’m guessing you’re having a hard time. We just learned that… medical challenges means it might not happen for us. So… baby, I’m so sorry. I can see you’re heartbroken. Oh, and I imagine molly is, too. And I didn’t help. I was just thanking jordan for all that she did for trina. But, of course, she is too humble to accept it. Um, I do appreciate you running interference while we were on the island. And while I was safe in port charles, you were the one in harm’s way. Well, I thank you both.

[ Laughs ] It’s, you know, because of your teamwork. That’s why trina’s home. Dr. Robinson, I had a question about the patient in 1004. Oh, of course. Of course. Excuse me. What did I walk in on? What do you mean? You looked like you were about to say something to portia. About our kiss? I considered it. Jordan, promise me you won’t do that. Why? Because you’re still not sure what it meant? Or because you’ve decided it didn’t matter? Hey. Curtis. Hi. Hi, anna. Hi, jordan. I should get going. Whoa. Air’s a bit charged in here. You need me? That’s exactly what I’ve been trying to figure out. I’ve bee n assured by martinthat no one is going to find out that I was behind the anonymous tip. I’M…protected. Well, from the government finding out, maybe, but, I mean, people in port charles, you know, they can put two and two together. No, I get that. I get that. That’s why I need carly gone. Don’t you see? Without carly looming over everything, I have a clear path to be with sonny and to try to forge a relationship with my daughter. Oh, you’re dreaming big. Why not? Why not? Don’t I get to be happy, ava? To be with the man that I love and try to get to know my daughter? Why does carly get the storybook ending while the rest of us are left with nothing? I know nina’s not your first choice.

[ Scoffs ] Good thing it’s not my choice, then. It’s your life, sonny, and you got to live it. Yeah. That’s the plan. Yep. So why’d you come by? Just to fill me in? Well — no, I wanted to tell donna, but I don’t know if you want me to do it by myself or you want to do it together. Well, what’s the rush? I mean, did you and nina set a date? No, nothing like that. It’s just that, uh, avery saw nina’s engagement ring. Oh. Yeah. Well, we all know how much avery likes to spread the good news, right? Yeah, she likes to spread the news. But I’m gonna tell all my kids, obviously. But I would not tell donna without talking to you first. No. I get it. I understand. It’s up to you. I’ll just follow your lead. I think you already folded that one. What? The towel. I’m just really distracted right now. Do you want to tell me why?

you just missed diane.She was here discussing the sec’s case against me. Yeah, I asked josslyn about that. Where’d you see josslyn? Listen. Um… does diane have a-a good defense teed up? Well, unfortunately, the case against me is very strong, so even a lawyer as skilled as diane has an uphill battle ahead. Carly, there’s a chance that the sec was pointed at you to get to me. We’ve both been blindsided. We went from this vague idea of wanting to start a family in — in the future to… realizing we wanted a child now… to finding out we can’T. At least not the old-fashioned way. This is a delicate subject matter, that’s for sure. Even for partners like you and molly who have been together forever. Yeah, I feel like I keep sticking my foot in my mouth. Oh, yeah. So…here’s the thing. Yes, this is happening to both of you, but right now molly can’t see that. This is agony for her, tj. That sensible woman you’re used to, she’s there, still, but, baby, it’s gonna take her a while to find her way. So what can I do? Nothing but pray. Molly: Because of the severity of my condition, the likelihood of conceiving is incredibly low. But not impossible, right? I mean, they never actually say that, but it was strongly implied. I’m so sorry. Sweetie, tell us what we can do. Well, us?

[ Laughs ] Nothing. Right, molls? You’re the one who always has everything figured out. -Not this time. -Well, I’m sure the doctor gave you other options that you and tj can have a family, right? Alexis: Honey. Honey. Like adoption, ivf, surrogacy… honey. …Is another — you — not a good time to discuss this. It’s molly we’re talking about. Please. She identifies a problem, and then, boom, she comes in with a solution. Kristina, w-would you just stop?! Wha– wait, wait, wait. Molly, I — molly. Co–

[ Scoffs ] What’d I say? You want to talk about it? I don’t want to keep you from whatever you came here to do. Well, sure. That’s okay. I’ve already finished with my phlebotomy, and… I have a little time before I have my next debrief with the wsb. How are you feeling, by the way? You were still recuperating in the hospital when you charged off to greenland. I feel like a million bucks. But you don’t look so good after that — whatever that thing was with curtis.

[ Groans ] You know, I’ve — I’ve really tried to move on, to get over curtis and put the whole marriage in the rearview. How’s that working for you? Well, I guess what they say is accurate — “objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.” Why is everybody talking in riddles today? What do you mean? Well, I was talking to jordan, and she alluded to having done something wrong, and I asked her what it was, and she didn’t want to say. Yeah, well, you know how by-the-book jordan is — or at least tries to be. You know, she bent a lot of professional rules to help trina. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Maybe. You gonna leave me hanging, too? No. I, uh… I want to talk about you and me.

go. I’ll go.

[ Door opens and closes ] Go ahead. What? Come on. Tell me what I did wrong, since you’ve become so skilled at it. Krissy. I’m sorry. You were really excited about your project, and I — completely rained on my parade?

[ Clears throat ] Yes. You did make

some decent points. I know, but still it was the wrong time and the wrong place, and I think I actually learned something from mom — that sometimes encouragement is better than a fix. Which is exactly the mistake I just made with molly.

[ Groans ] She meant well. Her execution left a little to be desired. That’s all. I know. Krissy isn’t the problem. So talk to me. I’m just feeling really overwhelmed right now in the most unfamiliar way, and I hate it. Because you feel out of control. Because I feel like a failure. This is one of those situations where that’s all you can do. No action to take. Certainly no one to blame. I feel like molly’s blaming herself. Right now she is. Right now she’s up, she’s down. She’s all over the place. She’s ur a dream. I know you are, too, baby. I’m not trying to minimize that, but…

[ Inhales deeply ] But as a woman… it’s different. Oh. Yes. So the best advice I can give you is to know that. Know that molly is going through something really difficult that you can’t fully understand. But you can love her. And please keep reminding her of that. Just be there, tj. That I can do. You remember when I came to you for advice last summer? Yeah. You asked me if I would ever come clean to an ex if I knew something that would impact his relationship. So I’m assuming that whatever it is that’s going on between curtis and portia, that that information came out? You suggested I question my motivation for revealing the truth. Right. And? Yes, I wanted to protect curtis, but that wasn’t the only reason. So ultimately I didn’t tell him. Oh, but someone did. Is that why things are tense between the two of you? He’s angry with you that you stayed silent? Oh, curtis is far from angry. And now there’s a new secret weighing on my conscience. Do you have time to talk? Curtis, you’re my husband. If I don’t have time, I’m gonna make time. It’s just, um, that my experience in greenland got me to thinking. I was so scared that I was never gonna see you again. Yeah, same here. Portia… I don’t want to leave anything between us unsaid. Carly may be on her way to prison for insider trading. I’d hardly call that a storybook ending. Oh, come on, ava. You know, a couple of months in club fed, that would just be a blip. Carly needs to do some serious time. And let’s not forget — she’s going to prison for something that she actually did. Mm-hmm. And she will be conveniently out of your way. Yeah, finally. I mean, she won’t be swooping in every time I’m trying to have a conversation with willow. Look, nina, I don’t — I don’t have an issue with — with carly going away. My issue is with you blowing up your life to make that happen. Sonny: I have business dealings with a group of people who have very powerful enemies in government, I think, and they’ve targeted me, like, at least once that I know of. Now I think they’re coming after you to get to me. How would that work? The sec only started investigating you after I started working with these people. Well, that explains the timing. I mean, why months after the failed merger the sec started asking me questions? Somebody’s playing the long game. They’re threatening you so you’ll flip on me. Once I’m out of the picture, it compromises the people that I’m working with. Okay. I get it. I get it. Except for ned. I mean, sonny, sometimes the simplest solution is the truth. Ned threatened to turn drew and me in to the sec, and he did it. Well, at some point, the justice system is going to figure out that you being in trouble is the easiest way to get to me. Well, diane says that’s already happening. Based on what? Unconfirmed intel here in the da’s office. We’re talking on a — on a federal level, right? U.S. Attorney. Ahh… they cut a deal if I turn state’s evidence against you. Do it, carly. Do it. What? Do it. Do it. Yes. I’m going to — look, just — I can get through this. I’ll be in court. I’ll fight the charges. No. You don’t know that. You can’t control the narrative, sonny. I have diane. She’s fantastic. She’ll get me through it. No! I appreciate your nobility, but no. This has nothing to do with being noble. Yes, it’s noble. I appreciate that you’re trying to step up for me, especially given our recent history. But no. It’s still — but it’s still gonna be a no, right? Yes, it’s a no. It’s a hard no.

You’re not thinking this clearly, carly. It’s all I’ve been thinking about, sonny. I’m willing to roll the dice. I’m not! What am i supposed to do, just let the mother of my children go to prison? It’s not like I’m going to pentonville. I mean, even if I go down for insider trading, what? It’ll be a minimum-security situation for a couple years? It won’t be fun. I’ll hate it. I’ll hate being away from my kids. But what the hell? I’ve been through worse. Okay? So it’s either/or. Unless diane pulls a rabbit out of her hat, you’re gonna have to either turn me in to the feds or do time, carly. There’s another option. What is that? Turn on drew. Ava: Are you really willing to risk the possible consequences just to get revenge? Ava, my friend, have you not been listening to what I’ve been saying? It’s not about revenge. I mean, okay, so maybe when it first all started, it was about revenge, but it’s not anymore. It’s about — because it’s such a mess — me just trying to hold on to my relationship and trying to build a foundation with my daughter. Unless you don’t want that for me. Stop it. Of course I do. You know I do. I’m on your side. Okay. Thank you. It’s just I have made some very hasty and regrettable decisions as of late — decisions that have had real ramifications — and I just want to be sure that you’re considering what yours might be. I know. I know. If — if the end result is for my daughter to not turn to carly but, god willing, turn to me, then any ramifications are worth it. I feel terrible. Well, don’T. You were just trying to encourage her. I get it. And I’m sure molly will, too. Sam, I’ve never seen her like that. I know, but fertility issues are… a whole different beast. It’s like being dropped down into the most barren, inhospitable place, and then you’re thinking it’s your fault you’re there. I forget sometimes that you struggled to get pregnant. Yeah, that’s something I’ll never forget. But — okay, but this is crazy. I mean, she can’t possibly blame herself… but she does. I mean, you’re right, she shouldn’t, but she does. Her body is betraying her, and it’s the worst, most isolating feeling ever. So our rational, level-headed molly isn’t gonna be so rational and level-headed about this. It’s just not possible. Molly, this is not your fault. I know that, intellectually. But feeling it is another thing, huh? W-what if I’d gone to the doctor sooner? What if I had taken charge of my health the same way I’ve taken charge of everything else in my life? I mean, maybe this — this — this wouldn’t be happening. Maybes aren’t going to help anything right now. Because the truth is, you just will never know. So the important thing is to try to just stay in the here and now. Well, I despise the here and now. I know. How’s tj handling it? Oh, god. Just another area where I screwed up. Honey, there is no sure way to navigate this thing. Tj’s worried about me. He’s surprised I suffered in silence for so long, which is when I obviously got super defensive, and that’s when I came here. Darling, this is raw, right? This is going to take some time. You need to give it some time. And I know that you and tj together will figure it out. You know something strange? A few months ago, this was something I wasn’t even sure I wanted. To be pregnant? Sure, we had talked about having kids, but it was down on the list. So why am i so devastated? So what can I do for you? You can distract me.

[ Chuckles ] What brought you back to town? Family, of course. How’s curtis? You haven’t been to see him yet? No. You — you were my first stop. Getting the lay of the land, I see. Am I that obvious? Only to me. I just felt so badly about the conversation I had with trina the night of the wedding. The whole reason I skipped the ceremony was so that I wouldn’t complicate things, and then [Scoffs] I end up complicating them anyway. It’s not your fault, auntie. The truth was bound to come out. Sorry that I ran off at the worst possible time. First all the upheaval with the family and then the craziness with trina being kidnapped? Inadvertently, but, yeah. Well, once I read what happened on that ship, I had to come back. Well, thank god everyone’s in one piece, except for victor cassadine. Yeah. Good riddance. So did the ordeal bring everyone closer together or…? Trina’s back at home. Things seem to be thawing between her and portia. What about curtis and portia? That’s another story. Oh, my god. You guys kissed?

[ Sighs ] And it would have gone even further if I hadn’t stopped it. Wow. What do you think this means? That’s the problem. I don’t know. And even worse, I don’t think curtis does, either. We’ve been in limbo for a while now, and, uh, I don’t want it to go on any longer. Okay. What does that mean? That you’ve decided to forgive me? Or are you saying that you’re officially ending things?

Sounds like your mind is made up. It is. Okay. Well, then, what’s the plan? How are you gonna make things worse for carly than you’ve already made them? Well, I’m still — I’m still kind of figuring it out. And you’re gonna think I’m callous. Doubtfully. Okay. Um, well, from what I understand, diane is only carly’s attorney. Okay, so then drew has separate representation? Right. Right. And so it’s going to be tough to present a united front when you’re being advised by different attorneys. So I think that’s fertile ground for miscommunication, mistrust to grow. Oh, you — oh, you — you want to break up drew and carly? Yeah, well, it’s bigger than that. It’s — I want drew to believe that carly will turn on him so he turns on her first. Look, you’re definitely the biggest get, but a ceo from a big company and a quartermaine? I mean, drew has a target on his back, too. Too bad you won’t consider it. No, not for a second. I mean, come on, sonny. Look. I’m guilty. That’s never mattered before. I did it. I received insider information and I acted on it, despite michael and drew telling me not to. Probably because they told you not to. I’m not gonna let someone else pay for my mistakes. I’m not gonna do it. Okay, so where does that — where does that leave you? Because, when it comes to prison, I don’t care what level of security, it’s not an option. I hate that I made molly feel worse. But you didn’t mean to. Yeah. Maybe not consciously, but if I’m being honest, I think I was still licking my wounds from our previous conversation. You know, molly would never do something like this. She would never try to execute a half-baked plan like this. And I’m envious of that. Well, we’re envious of how big you dream. Really? Really. Molly and I wish our imaginations stretched as far. Well, we’re envious of how strong you are. I mean, by far the most resilient davis sister. Oh, I don’t know about that.

[ Laughs ] Come on. It’s true. We’ve all had our moments. No. At least you and molly aren’t the only ones keeping mom up at night. Well, I can assure you, as a mother, you worry about all your kids all the time. It’s part of the job. What if molly never gets to do that job? Then we’re gonna have her back, like we always do. If I could take the pain away from you, I would. But unfortunately, I can’T. I am your mother. But I was a lawyer. And that’s relevant how? As your mother, I can console you. But as a co-chair, I can help you game this out. So you tell me, who do you need more right now? So mommy it is. So do you think curtis and portia are over? I’m not sure. All I know is he still hasn’t moved back home. Oh. I was afraid of that. Curtis has always placed a high premium on transparency. That’s basically why he and my mom got divorced. Speaking of jordan, was curtis upset to find out she knew about trina? He was hurt. But he understood it wasn’t my mom’s secret to tell. Huh. Sounds like curtis is on better terms with his ex-wife than his current one. Curtis was so insistent I not tell portia about our kiss. It’s like [Sighs] I’ve gone from being his ex-wife to being his dirty little secret. Oh, wow. I can see how that would sting. But I — my instinct is telling me that this whole situation is very confusing for everyone involved and that curtis is trying to navigate it without hurting anyone. It’s impossible, anna. Whether he decides to give our relationship another chance or chooses to go back with portia, one of us is gonna get hurt, deeply. I know I made a monumental mistake. I can’t — no, no, no. I won’t accept the end of our marriage. Portia — no. Marcus recently told me that I need to fight for what I want. And what I want is you. I want us. I want what we built together. Please don’t throw it away. I don’t intend to. You don’t? There’s a lot to sort through. I can’t guarantee there’s a way forward for us, but… we’ll never know unless we try. Really? Really. So what does that look like? Dating? Therapy? Well, let’s, uh… let’s start with me moving back home.

Molly. Molly. Molly, molly. Listen. I’m sorry. What I should have said is, I love you and I’m here for you for anything you need. -We all are. -Always. Thank you. And I’m sorry for being so on edge. Do not apologize. What you’re going through is real and heavy, and you get to feel all the feelings. Some more pleasant than others. Well, we’re in your corner. Yeah. Davis girls unite. Come on. Yes. I pray that tj and i have a family, but whatever happens, I’m so grateful for the family that I already have. Hm! I am so happy you’re back. Yeah, well, here’s hoping your uncle feels the same way. Of course he will. Well, I’m not so sure. But I do know this — whether it’s you and molly, curtis and portia, or this family that needs mending, love is always worth fighting for. Coming back home? Unless you have any objections. Objections? No. I’ve been hoping and praying for this. Then I’ll move my things in right away. I’ll be staying in the guest room. If that’s what you think is best. I do. But if that’s not enough for you… it’s plenty. I just want you back home, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make it happen. This isn’t about pride for me. It’s not gonna happen overnight. I can be patient. Because I know it’s just the first step to us becoming a family again. Jordan: Thank you for listening. Oh, god, yeah. Of course. Any time. I hope I didn’t make you late for your meeting. My “meeting”? Oh, my goodness. You make it sound so civil, so mutual, as if I have a choice in the matter. Hm. Are you worried? Well… I’ve skated this line with the wsb before, and I’m thinking that, um, an association that’s gone on this long isn’t so easily broken. So I’m realizing. What do you think you’re gonna do? Well, I have two choices, right? I can either bow out… or I can go after what I want. But — [Sighs] Do I even have the right to do that… if it means destroying the life of another woman? I think you have your work cut out for you there, nina. And do you really see a stand-up guy like drew cain flipping on his girlfriend, sending her to prison, no matter how much she deserves it, no matter how guilty she is? I can, under the right circumstances. Okay. Which are? Which are —

[ Sighs ] Okay. First, we need drew to know that he didn’t do anything wrong. I mean, we don’t even know if he was the one who gave carly the information about the merger. It could have been michael. I bet drew didn’t even want her to invest in aurora. But carly probably did what carly always does — she barged in, she went after what she wants. She doesn’t think about anyone else’s feelings. Stop it. Stop. Ava. Getting off track here now. Now, look, I’m not trying to rain on your parade. I’m really not. I’m just questioning how realistic it is to expect drew to give up carly. It’s not unrealistic to think that carly would give him up. I mean, if it was sonny or jason, I would say absolutely not, but with drew, there’s — there’s room for doubt. Their relationship is relatively new. Maybe, threatened with serious prison time, yeah, maybe carly would would give him up, but it’s not certain. Well, you know what? It doesn’t matter. That part doesn’t matter, if carly would turn drew in. What matters here — the only thing that matters is drew believes that she would. Okay. Alright. What we need, we need drew to get this information from someone he trusts, that carly is planning to turn state’s evidence against him. Neither of us fits that description. No. But I can think of someone who does. Drew has a plan. Is it a good one? It’s a long shot, and I still may lose everything.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Wow! Look at your outfit! I love it. You look sharp!

[ Laughs ] Can we make pancakes? Yeah, we can, if you’re serious, because I need your help. Yeah. Those chocolate chips are not going to make it in on their own. You can count on me!

[ Laughs ] I know we can. I know we can. Because you’re such a big girl. And because of that, your daddy and I need to talk to you about some changes that are coming. Fun changes? Uh, everything’s going to work out, I promise. Yeah. What daddy said.

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