GH Transcript Wednesday, May 24, 2023

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Hey. Hey. Please tell me you have coffee. Oh, of course I have coffee.Bless you. What, did you have a rough night? Rough morning. I forgot to set my alarm. And then the line at kelly’s was out the door. Well, why didn’t you just text me and tell me you’re gonna be a few minutes late? Never. As you know, punctuality is my trademark. One of many. Mm. Better? Much.

[ Laughs ] Now, before we get into the nitty-gritty, catch me up. What’s been going on? Well, nina and sonny are getting married.

[ Coughs ] All righty. Here we go. Cappuccino for you. Espresso for me. Mmm. What do you think people did before they had espresso machines? Lived a sad, unfulfilled life.

[ Both chuckle ] I agree with you. Mmm. So? So it’s delicious. No, no, no. I was talking about the ring. You still a fan? Considering I’m obsessed with it, I’d say so. ‘Cause we can change it. I can get you a different one. Are you kidding? No, sonny, it’s perfect. The setting is perfect. The stone is perfect. The coffee is perfect. You’re… perfect. But even better, you’re all mine. Here goes nothing.

[ Knock on door ] Coming. You’re early. How unlike you. Wait, is that your not-so-subtle way of saying that I’m — I’m usually late? Hello, my daughter. Hello, mother. Um, so I-I came a little bit early because I wanted to talk to you before krissy got here. Oh, okay, good. Um, also, so you don’t lecture me, I reached out to gregory. There you go. Oh. Well, that’s good. Did he respond? Well, I just reached out. I just sent it a minute ago. Okay, um, well, I didn’t actually come here to talk to you about gregory. I, um… I wanted to talk to you about my sister. I’m worried about molly, too. Wait. Not that sister. What’s going on with molly? Morning. Hey. Sorry if I woke you. I was trying to be quiet. Like you were last night? I didn’t even hear you come home. Well, it was late. You must be tired. Why don’t — why don’t you take the day off? Can you please not do that? Do what? Treat me like I’m about to break. Okay. I’m sorry. Look, there’s no reason for me to take the day off, okay? I’m not sick. God knows I’m not pregnant, and I never will be. I still loved you that much. So before we go any further, I need to know where you are, what you feel, what you want. Are you on the rebound? Or are you and portia really over? And if so… do we get a second chance? Jordan. I need to speak with you.

Well, I knew something was up at the wedding. Michael and willow’s? Yeah. Molly just, um — I don’t know, she seemed a little off to me, and I-I asked tj if everything was okay, and he said that she was fine, but he was glad that she had her sisters. Anyway, two sec agents showed up and questioned carly, so the conversation got derailed. And I-I now feel really terrible because I didn’t follow up. I don’t want you to feel terrible. I think molly will tell you about it when she feels the time is right for her. And I got to tell you, I think the time is soon. Okay. Now, how worried should I be? You shouldn’t worry. This is not life-threatening. She’ll be fine. Okay. What about kristina? The foundation that sonny is helping her set up? Yeah, the shelter. I know. Yeah, I-I think it’s an amazing idea. And it can do a lot for the lgbtq+ community. However, I don’t feel like kristina is grasping the reality of what she’s getting herself into. I just — I feel like she needs guidance. Who doesn’t?

[ Knock on door ] Okay. Yeah. It’s my middle girl. Hello. Hi, middle girl. Hi. How are you, darling? Mom, sam. Not to toot my own horn, but I’m about to change port charles forever. You want to see? It’s still too soon to say we can’t have children. I didn’t say we can’t have children. I said I can’t get pregnant. Not too soon to say that. I just meant that we can still create and raise a family together, molly. And it might not look how we thought it would, but when have we ever been conventional? Okay, look, is — is it okay if we just, like, don’t talk about our options right now? I know that we need to figure it out, and we will, okay? But I’m just feeling a little bit overwhelmed. I get it. I get it. We have all the time in the world to deal with what comes next. Honestly, I’m more focused on you right now. Endometriosis is a serious condition, and dr. Navarro says you have a serious case. Lucky me. Which means you’ve been suffering from symptoms all this time. And I didn’t know. Why didn’t you tell me? Hey. Drew. Sorry, man. I thought you knew I was here. Oh, man. I was over here in my zone. Yeah, you were. You okay, though? All good. Yeah. Okay, good. Good. Are we good? What? Why wouldn’t we be? Uh, I heard that you and carly have been seeing each other for a while now, and if memory serves me correctly, I said some not-so-nice things about her lies to nina and willow. D-don’t you even sweat it. I didn’t even tell you about me and carly ’cause we had to keep it a secret. There’s tons of information that you didn’t know, man. Plus, you were just telling the truth. I like that I can count on you for that. If anyone knows their own mind, it’s you. Let’s talk somewhere in private. I don’t need privacy for this. I just want to say thank you. What? If not for you, trina — she wouldn’t have made it back to port charles. I know she wouldn’T. Well, it — it was a team effort. And you were a major, major part of that team. You put your career in jeopardy to hold off the wsb. And I just want you to know that I… I’ll forever be grateful. I wish this could last forever. That’s the plan, right? Till death do us part. No, I mean the part that it’s just us, you know, last night’s dinner and the coffee this morning. Pretty soon, the whole world is gonna know that we are engaged. I think they already know. Do you think that we shouldn’t have done that? Done what? You know, just celebrated so publicly last night. We got nothing to hide. Yeah, I agree with you, sonny. I do. It’s just we have to face it that not everyone’s gonna be as happy we’re getting married as we are. And how are you feeling about the nina situation? Well, I’m not exactly thrilled about it. No, I can imagine you wouldn’t be. Well, look, my — my heart’s not being ripped out of my chest or anything. Sonny and I are divorced. We both moved on. I’m even happy that he’s happy. It’s just… you — you wish that happiness was literally with anyone else. It’s nina. That woman devastated my family. And now she’s positioned to be even closer to them. I-I — it’s appalling to me. It is. But, you know, there’s no stopping sonny once he’s made up his mind, so I just got to figure out a way to live with it. Sonny is a difficult man.

[ Scoffs ] You think? And I know this because he is a difficult client, but a relationship with him, that’s got to be an endurance event. You don’t think nina can handle it, do you? I think if she wants to, she’d better start her conditioning now. But I’m not optimistic. You know what? I don’t have the energy or the desire to unpack nina, so… fair enough. Let’s get down to business, shall we? Yes. My case with the sec. Go. You have options. You’re not gonna like them.

It’s not like it was excruciating. But you were in pain. How often? Was it constant?

[ Sighs ] No. But, I mean, it was often enough. I guess it — it varied depending on where I was in my cycle. Was, um… did it hurt when we had sex? Tj. Did it?

[ Sighs ] Sometimes. Not all the time. Why didn’t you say anything? Because I-I didn’t want it to hurt. Everything else about it, the being close to you, cuddling with you, having you hold me in your arms, I love those things, tj. I didn’t want to ruin it by saying, “oh, you know what? I’m feeling a little crampy tonight. I don’t really want to.” Now I feel like a monster. I-I feel — no. My partner’s been in pain, and I didn’t even know. Because I didn’t let you know. Why would you hide something like that from me? I wasn’t hiding it, tj. I was dealing with it. Okay, so, I have a call with the contractor in a little while, but I wanted to show you guys first. Then you’ve already hired an architect? I don’t even need one. Krissy. Sam, all I’m doing is knocking down a couple walls. Which requires a permit. The contractor is gonna figure all that out. This is my chance to really make a difference. A-and I know I’ve said that before, but it’s real this time. And it would mean the world to have your support, especially yours. As far as I’m concerned, last night was perfect. I don’t give — I don’t care what people think. W-who cares, right? Well, I agree with you. But unfortunately, we don’t live in a vacuum.

[ Knock on door ] We don’t? Look at you, being all jokey. I’m just happy. What can I say? Yeah. So am I. Deliriously. Okay, listen, that’s ava dropping off avery, right? Mm-hmm. I don’t — I don’t want avery to know until I tell ava first. Right. My lips are sealed. All right. Hi, daddy! Hey, sweetheart. How you doing? Heya, sonny. Hi. Oh, nina. Avery was so excited you were gonna be here today. And I’m super, super excited. Okay. I’ve been thinking about this. Playground, park, carousel. Yeah. Which one? All of them. What about me? All right. Do you think we should let your dad join us? What’s that? Uh, w-what’s what? The big sparkly ring. Mommy, you used to wear one just like that. So what’s this with the sec? They question you? Thanks to ned quartermaine, carly and I are being charged with insider trading. Ned turned you in? Well, he didn’t come out and admit it, of course, but, I mean, I don’t know who else it could be. Thank you. Do they have a case? Oh, they got a strong case. Sec’s coming at us hard for whatever reason, and it doesn’t seem like they’re interested in a deal, either. At least — at least not with both of us. Thanks, man. Both of you, meaning you and carly? Yeah. Of course my aunt tracy had the brilliant suggestion that I should throw carly under the bus. Oh, damn. That’s cold. Yeah. Obviously not an option, but… hey. Keep this between us? Of course. I need something to, um, disarm ned. Do you know what I mean? He’s got this reach and he’s got power. He — he could strong-arm the sec and make this whole thing go away. Well, I doubt he’ll do it willingly, seeing as he’s the one who sounded the alarm. I mean, his own family. It’s messed up. I know. It’s killing me seeing carly go through this. She doesn’t deserve any of this. So I’m gonna do everything in my power to make sure that I protect her. Before we get into strategy, I want you to walk me through your actions as if I’ve never heard it before. Okay. I knew that michael and drew were planning to merge elq and aurora. Arguably a sacrifice for drew. Yeah. I mean, drew liked having his company independent of elq. I mean, the only reason he agreed to the merger was to help his family. And since michael’s my son and drew, at the time, was just a friend, I just wanted to help them. So you bought stock in aurora before the merger? Yes. Aurora is the smaller company, so the more it’s worth, the more equal the merger would be. The irony is, drew told me not to do it. Invest in aurora? Yeah. And michael did, too. Well, fortunately, michael is not a part of this because he owns no stock in aurora, so we’re gonna leave him out of it. So drew cautioned you not to buy the shares, and you… didn’t listen. Yeah. I know. And now drew is caught up in my mistake. I — I didn’t mean for it to be insider trading. I was really just trying to help. Look, I get it. And here’s the thing. The sec probably gets it, too. Problem is, they don’t care. You knew before the public that there was a merger plan, and you acted on it. That makes me guilty? You and drew both.

riods, okay? Cramping and bloating and tenderness. Yes, this was more severe, but it wasn’t completely foreign. I thought it was just what happens as you get older. So I took an ibuprofen and I got on with life. Did that even help? I don’t know. Not much. Molly. Look, I’m sorry, okay? I’m not asking you to apologize. I just — I just want to understand. Did you ever think to get it checked out? No, I just told you I thought it was normal. Being in pain all the time is not normal. It wasn’t all the time! I’m just — you’re so — you’re not — you’re not casual about your health. You’re not. Okay, what else do you want me to say? It was a part of my life, and I got used to it, tj. But why? If you’re not feeling well, you go to the doctor, right? Obviously, something was wrong. Not to me. And you know what? The last thing I need is for you to keep piling on right now, because I’m already feeling guilty enough. For what? Because I ignored my symptoms. I didn’t get examined. And you know what? If I had just — if I had just gotten diagnosed earlier and started treatment sooner — but it’s too late for that and it’s all my fault. So, this is the common space, a place to hang out, have fun, support each other. And I just — I want the kids to — to feel safe, you know, like when they walk through those doors, they just — they know that they are gonna be fine and everything’s gonna be okay. Sounds wonderful. And — and the office will be here with the staff, and they’ll be nearby. And I want to hire young people, you know? Less like administrators and more like their peers. It’s gonna be bright and airy and open and really colorful. It just — it sounds like a major renovation. Well, no, it’s not that major, actually. It’s — it’s honestly mostly cosmetic. You’re knocking down walls and stuff. Isn’t that gonna increase your property taxes? Maybe. But, uh, you know, it’s gonna be so worth it in the long run. But have you even started fundraising yet? No, ’cause I-I needed to have something to show before I started asking people for money. Mom? Mm. Come — I trust her. I mean, if she thinks it’s worth it, it’s worth it. Oh! And this is our logo. How beautiful is this? Do you love it? I love it. Oh, what now? Nothing. I just — I think it’s a little premature to hire a graphic designer. How am I supposed to have a website if I don’t have a logo? An online presence is very important. Yeah, absolutely. But so is hiring an accountant and registering as a nonprofit. Sam, what is your deal? Do you just not believe in this project? Or is it me you don’t believe in?

[ Grunting ] You see, I think — I think tracy is ned’s achilles’ heel. You know what I’m saying? If I could just scrounge up some dirt on her — hey, look, man, if you need a man, you got one. You’ve always been there for me. No, no. No, no, no, no, no. I’m not dragging anybody else into this mess. No way. Plus, you got enough on your plate, right? Any — any developments on the trina front? She took the dna test, so the results will be coming soon. Okay, good. I think if the positions were reversed, I might not be handling this as cool and as collected as you right now. Well, I’ve been living here, you know. Yeah. This helps me take my mind off of things. I bet. I bet. Okay. Okay. You and portia. You guys been, you know, discussing next steps? Man, we’re all in a holding pattern, just waiting to see what’s what. All right. The reason I’m asking is, after greenland, I just kind of thought you guys were on the same page with everything. About bringing trina home, yeah. But everything else… drew, after my time in greenland, brother, it just had me reevaluating a whole lot of things. Such as? If I should have ended my marriage… to jordan. You really have gone above and beyond. When we needed oz haggerty’s testimony, you bought us time. I don’t know what you’re talking about. And neither do you. I-I-I — yes, right. I know. I know. It’s just that, um, ever since trina came home, it has become clear to me that you have been looking out for my family. And I never gave you credit for it. So this is me saying thank you. Portia, it’s — and I truly am sorry that I am just realizing it now.

[ Chuckles ] I just, you know — I just hope you can accept my apology. So, you know I love nina very much. I took a chance and asked her to marry me. Did you say yes? I did. So what do you think about that? Can I be the flower girl? I think that can be arranged. You’ve already been practicing, right? This is the best news ever. Oh, really? Oh, you have no idea how happy that makes me. Avery, I can hardly wait to be a part of your family. Me neither. Can I go on my tablet? Yes, you can. It’s by your bedside. And not for long. Avery: Okay! So, ava. You’ve been very quiet. Aren’t you gonna say congratulations? Here are the people responsible — the person who gave out the insider information. Drew. And the person who acted on said information.

[ Sighs ] Me. Ultimately, you are both culpable. Now, from a legal standpoint, not a moral or emotional one, drew has the option to say carly acted without his knowledge. He was not even a participant. That — that he was not the one who gave you the insider information. So in other words, lie. Likewise, you have the option to say that drew came to you, asked you to purchase stock in aurora, that he gave you no private information, that you were just following instructions. That’s literally the opposite of what happened. I’m just saying this is how you could strike a deal with the feds. You had no private information, no private knowledge. You were just doing a favor for a friend. No. Drew wouldn’t do that to me, and I would never do that to him. In that case, um… there is another alternative.

I was speaking with a friend of mine in the da’s office. Trusted source. Carly: Okay. She had an interesting tidbit to share. What’s that? I think we can all agree that the sec is least interested in you. Yes? Yeah, drew is definitely the more high-profile get for sure. Well, in terms of high profile, a corporate ceo pales in comparison to sonny corinthos. Diane. You know who’s right across the hall from the sec? The justice department. No. Carly, you know where all the bodies are buried. So if you decide to give them sonny, you could write your ticket to freedom. No. Even though he’s marrying a woman you can’t stand? He could be marrying hannibal lecter for all I care. I’m never giving up sonny. Ever. Just want to make sure that you understood the parameters. Let’s just focus on my other options, okay? You have none.

[ Sighs ] We were planning to tell you first, and then we didn’t want to spring it on avery like that. But, you know, things happen. Yeah. Yeah. For better or worse, nothing gets by our daughter these days. No kidding.

[ Chuckles ] Well… c-congrats. Thank you. When — when did you pop the question? Last night. Does carly know. No, not yet. Oh, well… you might want to get on that. ‘Cause I know avery, and she’s gonna tell the — the mailman and donna and the barista at charlie’s and anybody and everybody who will listen. So… yeah, you’re probably right. I’m — I’m gonna head over there right now. Oh. All right. Right now? Okay. Well, good luck. You all right to stay with avery? Oh, no. I’ll hang around. We can — we can talk wedding plans. I’d love that. All right. Um, I’ll be back soon. I’ll be here.

[ Chuckles ] Bye. He’s gone. So? So you want to tell me what you really think? Well, of course I believe in you, kristina. Yeah? It doesn’t sound like it. No, your — your — your compassion, your — your vision, your creativity, all of it. I want to see, more than anything, you get this shelter up and running, but it’s gonna be difficult, krissy. There’s gonna be a lot of hoops to jump through. And I just feel like you’re not getting that right now. Difficult how? Okay. Well, for starters, you’re gonna be housing a lot of at-risk teenagers, many who have been emotionally traumatized, possibly exploited. And you’re gonna need professionals to help you with that. So instead of picking out colors for paint, I would hire a psychiatrist as a consultant. I know. I’m — I’m — I’m getting there. Wow. It’s like your priorities are all in the wrong order. Mom, why aren’t you chiming in here? Uh… I’m — I’m — I’m trusting that you know what you’re getting into. Thank you, mom. Yeah. We’ve heard this before, kristina. You have all of these great ideas and — and this vision. And then… then what? What? Just say it. Say what. And then it — and then it doesn’t work out the way you want it to. And it’s not because I don’t believe in you. It’s because you never follow through. Baby. Hey, you need to listen to me, okay? I don’t blame you at all. Okay, but you were just upset that I didn’t go see a doctor. Because you were in pain. I was upset because you were in pain. And I hate that. Not because I think you’re at fault. God, I just feel so guilty. Why? I feel like I’ve let you down. Molly, no. It’s true. I mean, I was supposed to carry your baby. Stop. And now I can’T. You’re not supposed to do anything. Nothing is expected from you. That’s not true. Baby, we are in this together. You say that, and I know that you really believe it. But it’s different when you’re a woman, tj. I so wanted to be able to give you this gift. To do this — this thing that other women do every single day. And they have been for centuries. And to know that I can’T… we can’T. Except there’s nothing wrong with you, okay? It’s me. I just — I think I need some time to come to terms with that. What can I do? Honestly, nothing. I-I got to get to work. Molly. Um, I’ll see you later. Don’t leave. Molly! I must be losing it, man, because I could have sworn you said jordan. I did. We’ve been spending a lot of time together lately. And recently she admitted she still has feelings for me. So, drew, now I’m asking myself, did I give up on our marriage too quickly? That’s a big question. Damn right it is. Okay. Look, I-I can certainly understand why you’d be drawn back to jordan, but have you talked to portia? About jordan? No. No, about you guys. Before you start reevaluating your relationship with your ex, don’t you think you should — you should know the status of your own marriage? You really have nothing to apologize for. Yeah, I kind of do. You gave me great advice. You told me to tell curtis the truth about trina. And if I’d have listened to you, if I’d have just done it sooner… but what did I do? I accused you of trying to break us up. It’s so ironic. The what-if game never does anyone any good. In all honesty, I should have never interfered. I’m glad you did. I mean, it’s far messier than I ever could have imagined, but at least the truth is out. Maybe I should ask you what I should do next. What do you mean? If you were me, how would you save my marriage?

Look, drew, portia is the one that lied to me. I don’t owe her anything. I agree. I agree. But you just said that you’re afraid that you ended things too quickly with your ex. Isn’t it possible that you’re about to make the same mistake with portia? Look, man, I just can’t get past it. Every time I’m in the same room as her, all I can think about is the dishonesty. But have you really given her a chance? I mean, really. How much time have you two spent together? Not much. And look, you — you know I’m gonna stand by you no matter what. But unless you can say for certain that you don’t love portia anymore — look, look, drew, drew. It doesn’t matter, man. Love or no love, it doesn’t change what she did. No. But it does affect your capacity to forgive. I’m sorry. Sorry. I’m going to retract that question. Ugh. I’ve been so worried about trina. I haven’t even gotten an ounce of sleep. I’m just… anyway, thank you so much for this talk. Really. Portia. Wait. I can’t offer advice on curtis. But I can say this about trina because I’ve been there. Focus on forgiving yourself. Mothers are human. We make mistakes, too. In time, trina will see that. I was expecting this from mom, but not from you, sam. This is new. Stop. Stop. I want you to be successful. No, you don’T. You just want to suck the joy out of everything that I’m excited about. Stop, stop, stop. No, stop. Please, stop. That’s not true, honey.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Have you even been listening? Yes. Sam and I are both supportive of you, right? Yes, absolutely. Great. I mean, if anyone can get the shelter going, you can. Now, I have to take the call with the contractor, and it’s actually perfect timing since I’m completely off my game now. So thank you, sam. This is kristina. That went well. Don’t you think you came down a little hard on her? No, I don’t, mom. She’s an adult. She has to understand what she’s actually getting into. I… I agree. Really? You could have fooled me. What am I supposed to do? Last time I factored in on her career, she didn’t speak to me for a month. Well, now she’s not gonna speak to me for a month. She — she probably hates me more now. She’s always gonna hate me more. And just give her a second. Once she relaxes, she’ll — she’ll value the advice that you gave her. You know, as annoying as it was, I’m actually proud of you. You were able to bite your tongue. I’m proud of me. I did bite my tongue. I’m trying. I’m getting better. I also know that I can’t predict the future. So if that’s the case, why not just have faith? You are in a very poor position, my friend. Because the fact of the matter is, technically, yes, you are guilty of insider trading, and the two paths that could get you out of it — are non-starters, diane. Which leaves you holding the bag. For my own actions. Look, do I want you to do everything in your power to fight these charges? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, it’s my mess. If I have to pay for it, I will. Understood. Thank you for the coffee. Any time. I already told you, nina. I’m — I’m happy for you. Once more, this time with feeling. What do you want from me? For starters, the truth. Do you? Okay. The truth is, your relationship has been a ticking time bomb since you turned carly in to the sec. Why shouldn’t carly pay? Because she’s carly. You know, I don’t know. I don’t know how else to tell you this, but carly and sonny have been through everything — the good, the bad, the ugly — for well over 20 years. And you’ve been in your relationship for, what, like two? Well, that shouldn’t matter. But it does. And I’m telling you, if sonny finds out that you turned carly in, it is over. Forever.

Molly, it’s me. I don’t like how our conversation ended and… I just wanted to say I’m sorry. For all of it. Most of all… I’m so sorry you felt alone in this. Just know that I love you. And I’m here. Always. Your support for kristina obviously means so much. So maybe with this extra boost of confidence, she might be able to pull this off. Who knows? Stranger things have happened. Don’t tell your sister I said that. Never. I’m sorry, man. This is — this is such a tough spot. I-I wish I could help. You already have. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that. I really do. You’re giving me way too much credit. No, no, no, I’m not. I haven’t given you enough credit, jordan. Portia, stop. I’m not the person you think I am. There’s really no easy way out of this, nina. Either you come clean and accept that you and sonny are over, and who knows, maybe the two of you can find your way back to each other in a few years. Or you just keep digging the hole you’ve been digging and pray you get to china. You’re right. You’re right. Because of my stupid, impulsive decision, I have laid the seeds to lose both sonny and willow. Sorry it’s come to this. Yeah, so am I. You know, I-I-I don’t have any more options. I only have one choice. It’s time for the gloves to come off.

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