GH Transcript Wednesday, June 7, 2023

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[ Singsong voice ] Elizabeth. You’re getting off soon, aren’t you? Ugh. Please, please, please tell me that you’ll join me for a drink after work. After everything that’s going on in my life right now, I could really use a night out with my best friend. Okay, I’m just finishing up. I’ve been helping bobbie all day. It’s not fair that they’re making her pull double-duty as head nurse and chief surgical nurse. Ugh, well, hopefully, it won’t be long until they find a replacement for epiphany. Easier said than done. Well, that’s true. Those are some major shoes to fill. I’m not sure anyone can fill them. Anna? Yeah, it’s me. Listen, call me back, will you? Martin! Where’s anna? I don’t know. Actually, I’m here to see another client. Excuse me? Valentin, please don’t start, okay? You know I can’t discuss the details. Attorney/client privilege and all of that. I am paying you to represent anna now that she’s been arrested by the bureau. Listen, I promise you, anna is not in any danger. She’s been released? ‘Cause she’s not returning my phone calls. I went by her townhouse, and she’s not there. She’s got a lot on her mind. I swear to you, she will reach out when she’s ready.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Speak of the devil. That might be her now. No, that’s business.

[ Knock on door ] Yeah? Everything’s set at the warehouse. Just wanted to see if you needed anything else. I’m all set. Something on your mind, boss? Olivia insisted her husband [Sighs] Didn’t point the sec at carly and drew. I’m starting to believe her. I’ve missed this. Mm. You know, we were only on the outs for, like, a few days. Well, it’s a few days too many, if you ask me.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so relieved and happy that you believe in me. Well, you didn’t make it easy. You were the most obvious suspect. But I have noticed how you’ve been committed to being honest with me since our reconciliation.

[ Sighs ] Hi. You two seem very celebratory. I assume that you heard the good news about willow. She had her bone-marrow transplant. Yeah. It’s one of the many things that we’re celebrating. Oh, uh, what are the others? Well, my wife knows now that I wasn’t the one who turned in drew and carly to the sec. Drew: Ned got us into this mess. Ned is gonna get us out of it. He’s had plenty of time to build government contacts, right? He’s got lots of favors owed to him, so if he still knows what strings to pull, he could probably get the sec off our backs. Why would ned do that? We just got to find the right leverage to use against him. That could get us out of this. Sure hope this works.

[ Sighs ] Come on, man. Why haven’t you called me back?

[ Monitor beeping ] Hey, you. Michael. What are you doing here? The doctor said I could sit with you. So… how you feeling? I’m exhausted. But at the same time, I’m so excited. I feel like we might really be able to put all of this behind us, that our family can finally be whole again. Hey. What is that? You know damn well what this is. No, I really don’T. Josslyn, stop. Don’t lie to me. I know everything that’s been going on with you, your brother, and sonny.

Good. Elizabeth, you’re still here. Oh, you guys look awfully serious. What’s going on? We were just given a briefing by the G.H. Board. About? Your future here at the hospital. That was, uh… unexpected. Good unexpected. I think it’s exactly what both of us needed tonight. So… I take it you’re not still thinking about that kiss with your ex? Sorry. I didn’t mean to bring up anything. No, no, no. You didn’t do anything wrong. In fact [Sighs] You’re right. Maybe it’s time I start thinking a little less and just have fun. Mm. No strings attached. All that baggage can wait until tomorrow.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, oh, oh. Hold on, hold on, hold on. Hold that thought. What? Sorry. Hold on. Uh…ah. Unfortunately, there’s one thing that I don’t think can wait till tomorrow. My client’s been trying to get ahold of me.

[ Telephone rings ] Hope you’re up for another visitor. For you? Anything. How are you doing? I’m hopeful for good results but don’t want to get ahead of myself. I still need to stay in isolation until they confirm the bone marrow isn’t being rejected. But I realize how blessed I am, and I have you to thank, drew. You risked everything to bring my donor back. It’s family. That’s what we do. I know this story could’ve ended a lot differently if the sec had found you before you were able to bring liesl back. I’m so glad to hear that you two are on the same page. Last time I heard, olivia, you were convinced that ned turned carly in. If you don’t mind me asking, what changed your mind? I looked into ned’s heart, and I believed him. As simple as that. Yeah. Love is so blinding. Is there something we can help you with, nina? It’s okay. It’s okay, ned. Sonny came around to believe in you, too. You will get through to carly. Wait, uh, sonny doesn’t believe anymore that ned is the one that called the sec? He may not be all the way there, but he’s starting to come around to my way of seeing things. Oh. You must be so relieved. I’ll leave you two alone. What was all that about? What about michael and sonny? Michael told me how he’s been working for months to gather intel against sonny so he can send him to prison. And this flash drive right here, this is video footage that implicates sonny. Okay, well, I don’t have anything to do with that. But you knew what he was planning, and you wanted it to happen. This is why you told me that dex had a plan for getting out of sonny’s world. I know, josslyn. I know that dex was hired by michael to infiltrate sonny’s organization. I don’t understand. I thought my troubles had already been sorted out. Did board have second thoughts? I was present at the meeting. It was our quarterly review of personnel and open positions and the subject of epiphany recommending you to take over as head nurse came up. And? Well, monica gave the idea a ringing endorsement, but the board has to consider everything, including your record and how a promotion might affect the reputation of this hospital. Yeah, I see. And given how your credentials and reputation speak for themselves, it really was a no-brainer. Wait. What? Come on, stop torturing her. It was practically unanimous. The board voted to give you the position of head nurse.

[ Chuckles ]

Wait, are you guys sure about this? I was there when monica quartermaine made her recommendation. She cited your years of dedicated service as well as the letter of support epiphany wrote for you before she passed. I don’t even know what to say. I think you say, “when do I start?” Terry: Monica was called away on some important business. She really wanted to be the one to extend the offer. I hope it’s okay it’s coming from the chief of staff, not to mention your best friend. Um, excuse me, excuse me. The bff is a tier. It’s not a title. Okay. Guys, I can’t even wrap my head around this. I mean, a year ago, with my parents and all that drama, it was such a low point, but I got through it, and now I’m going to be head nurse. And I honestly couldn’t have done any of this without all of you. No, I’m pretty sure you could’ve, but I’m grateful to have played a part in it. I think we all are. Well, then, like portia said, when do I start? Provided the salary terms are agreed on and all the paperwork gets signed, you could start as soon as next week. Did you know that you have very expressive eyes?

[ Monitor beeping ] I do? Even though the rest of your face is covered by a mask, I can see that something is bothering you. What aren’t you telling me? Zeke, hey, thanks for — thanks for getting back to me. Any chance that you can meet this evening? It’s really important. Uh, yeah, I guess I could make myself free. Alright. I’ll come to you. You’re staying at the metro court, right? Um, there’s a bar by the rooftop pool. Yeah, I’m familiar with it. Alright. Alright. I’ll see you there. Bye.

[ Sighs ] Usually when someone does the whole “fake work call” thing, it’s because they’re trying to leave someone else’s place. Aw, come on. Hand to god, I promise you, I’m telling you the truth.

[ Scoffs ] No, no, if you don’t believe me, give me your phone number so I can prove it to you. I know, I know. You said no strings attached, but we could always do a sequel, right? You can put your number in my phone. Ah, I see. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

[ Sighs ] Okay. I guess I will see you when I see you. Business? Here, I thought I handled all your corporate affairs. Should I be concerned? Valentin, hi. I saw that article on anna. I can’t believe someone would exploit her past. Thank you for the sentiment. Yeah. Listen, I got to go. Excuse me. Um… was it something I said? Ms. Devane’s situation is a little more complicated than, uh, appearances might suggest, which… is something I’m afraid you’re about to experience all too well. I’ve got some news for you. What do you know about ned quartermaine? Not a lot. He’s more than capable of selling out his family, but he’s not stupid. And there’s no way he would turn drew and carly in while willow was sick. Doesn’t make any sense. So if it’s not ned, I’m thinking maybe carly was a means to an end. To what end? Carly and I were together for a long time. She knows a lot about me. Things that the feds would want to know. I’m thinking it’s possible that it wasn’t an anonymous tip. The feds pointed the sec towards carly as leverage. Get carly to flip on me. But what about drew cain? Collateral damage. I must’ve been the target all along, and that wouldn’t be the first time the feds came after me through people that I care about. That’s the downfalls of this life, but there’s also benefits, ones that make it comfortable and easy for the people we care about. You just got to bend the rules a little bit, like when you punched that superior officer in the military. It’s not exactly my proudest moment, boss. Well, you got to be proud. You got to be proud, you know? I know he’s a superior, but you know what? He was an abuser. And the only reason he stopped is because you did something about it. That’s what we have in common. We do. But you did break my trust. Which, you know, may take a while to get that back. May not come back. Then why are you even wasting your time with me? Because I see great potential in you. I haven’t seen that in a long time. And I know I can give you what you want. What’s that? A place where you belong. But if you want to succeed, you’ve got to commit. You’re all in now. You understand? Yes, sir. Okay, you can go. I can’t believe michael told you. Michael didn’t tell me that part. I figured that out on my own. That’s why there’s been so much tension between the two of you. Okay, yes, you might be right about that, but I’m not pissed off at michael for planting dex in sonny’s organization. I’m pissed off at michael because he didn’t have the follow-through to finish sonny off when he had the chance. Oh, my god. Okay? And now dex is stuck, or he has to disappear. But you have the power to change that now. What are you talking about? You have the evidence that puts sonny away for life. Please stop thinking about dex. Save yourself — and drew. And please, mom, have the courage to finish what michael couldn’T.

I thought you went home. Yeah, I was on my way out when valentin cassadine showed up. He wants to speak with you. Alright. Let him in. Dex, you can stay.

[ Door closes ] What’s the special occasion? I just got off the phone with hume. Pikeman is making arrangements for that second shipment we talked about. I said I would only continue as soon as pikeman figures out who ambushed me at the warehouse. Does he have answers? Not that they’ve relayed to me. If I’m being honest, I think that pikeman’s probably in the dark about who the sniper was, but admitting to that is probably not a good look for them. Neither is calling my bluff. Nina would love nothing better than for carly and i to be at odds, for carly to think you’re guilty, and for me to have to run around defending you. Well, all I care about is that you know I told the truth. I know. And I am so sorry that I ever doubted you. Well, that’s because I’ve given you reasons in the past to doubt me. But that’s all behind us now. I know that, too. Now what we have to focus on is making sure this conflict doesn’t tear our family apart, and I know exactly how we’re going to do it. Really? How? We’re going to find out who actually threw carly and drew to the wolves. How’s this, martin? Or would you rather go to my crimson office? Not unless you want to explain why you hired me. That’s why I came looking for you. I’m actually sorry we ran into valentin. I wanted to keep this off the record and as low-tech as possible in case my phone records and my computer are subpoenaed. Subpoenaed? Yeah. Why would that happen? Because the feds are leaning on me to give up your identity. Willow, I don’t want to burden you with any outside issues while you’re recovering. I also don’t want to keep things from you, either. It’s okay. Having something else to think about would actually be good for me. So I’m not stressing about if the transplant is going to work or not. Well, when you put it that way… look, when I promised you that I was going to end this vendetta with sonny, I meant it. You asked me to drop it, and all I want to do is make you happy, so… and I had every intention of destroying that evidence against sonny. Sure seems like we’re building up to a “but” here. But now my mom could use that evidence as leverage to set her and drew free. Josslyn: I want to save dex. I want to get him the hell away from sonny. I don’t want him trapped in this world. And I want to save you. You have this evidence. Make yourself a deal. Help drew. Scout can grow up with her dad, and donna can grow up with her mom. Josslyn, there are so many moving parts to this you don’t understand. And this bloodlust that you have toward sonny, it’s going too far. You have to stop. It’s too much. Is it? Yes. He ruined our lives, and he hurt you. Yes. He hurt me. And he hurt your brother. And he hurt wiley. And I know that he hurt you. And I know you feel like you have my back in all of this, but sonny — look at me. Sonny cannot go to prison. Why? It’s better him than you, right? Zeke: Hey, there he is. Hey, thank so much for meeting me. I appreciate it. Sure. Good to see you. Good to see you. Last time was at portia’s wedding. Yes. I was very grateful to have the chance to talk to you and learn that you have some expertise in legal cases like mine. Yeah, speaking of her wedding, does curtis know that you asked me to represent you? No, no, not yet. I was just going to wait till he has a little less on his plate. Besides, this — this might not even go to trial. From your lips. And I assume that’s in reference to the business you wanted to discuss. Yeah, yeah, it is. I’m going to need you to get the sec on the phone and, um — and start working on a deal. Good. Good. Alright. I knew you’d come around and see it my way. Going to testify against carly? No. No, I’m turning myself in.

I need to check on willow corinthos, I need to check on willow corinthos, and then I’m going to expedite elizabeth’s paperwork so she can start asap in her new position.

[ Chuckles ] Job never ends for the chief of staff, huh? Apparently not. Which reminds me, the board has earmarked some funds so that I can have a second-in-command. I don’t suppose I could encourage either of my two favorite department heads to apply? Oh, no, no, no. Mnh-mnh. That’s a negative for me.

[ Chuckles ] I’ve seen firsthand how you can become disenchanted in that job. I much prefer patients over paperwork, so… that’s fair. Huh. If only we knew someone who got off on paperwork. Me? No, that’s a hard pass.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Think about it.

[ Sighs ] How you been? We haven’t talked much since the wedding. Yeah, well, things are complicated. Um, some of it isn’t really my place, you know, to say, but like I said, it’s, uh… complicated, right? Right. Yeah. Curtis moved back in… okay. …But we’re still — we’re just working things out. So I, honestly — I don’t really know. Maybe it’s foolish of me to think that we can salvage a relationship after it’s already been broken. But I’m holding out hope that we can. Yeah. And I have a feeling you know exactly what I’m talking about. Yes, gram, it’s true. I’m walking in your footsteps as head nurse. Ah, thank you. That just — it means the world to me. I’ll call you in the morning. I love you, too. Bye. Well, grandpa, I did it. I’m going to be head nurse. Hope that makes you proud. Hmm. Zeke’s gonna need his room key. Okay. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Slow down here, drew. You want to turn yourself in? Yes. I’m going to testify that this was all my idea and that carly had no idea what she was doing. I can only assume that’s a lie because carly’s the one who bought all the shares of aurora. Look, this is — this is my line of work, okay? It’s not carly’S. I should have stressed to her the legal ramifications. Ignorance of law is not a defense. Where is this coming from? Why are you so suddenly determined to fall on your sword? Because this is ripping families apart. They’re trying to get carly to flip on her ex-husband. Sonny corinthos? Yeah. Okay, yeah, I can see the feds thinking that’s the way to go. Carly’s not going to turn on sonny, and then they’re going to try and pit me and carly against each other. This is not going to stop until somebody pays, okay? And the feds have made it very, very clear that between carly, sonny, and me, only one person has got to go down, and [Sighs] They’ve got such a big presence in their kids’ lives. And you’re not in your daughter’s life, drew? My role in scout’s life, it’s very different. Like, when I came back to port charles, she didn’t even remember who I was. Look, you just got to trust me, okay? This makes the most sense. Somebody has to go down, and it’s going to be me.

[ Voice breaking ] Sonny’s a criminal. I didn’t raise you to be this naive. Sonny’s world isn’t that cut and dry, and you used to understand that. What’s changed? Is it dex? No. I accepted the life that sonny was a part of. It’s the life that I was raised in. I grew up in that house. I bought into the fantasy that sonny uses his power for good. And I always believed that he would do right by you. He hasn’t been that man in a minute. Why should I believe his intentions now? Do you think I look at him and I see my happy childhood memories anymore? I look at him, and I see all of the pain that he’s brought to our family and all of the times that we’ve been caught in his crossfire. Not true, josslyn — really? It’s not? Okay, why don’t you tell that to dex or to willow? Actually, why don’t you go ahead and tell that to morgan?

[ Crying ] I’m sorry. We need to stop. Mom, I’m sorry. We need to stop. I didn’t — I didn’t mean it. Josslyn, stop.

[ Flash drive thuds, crunches ] Just stop.

Look, I wouldn’t be doing my duty as your lawyer if I didn’t advise you against turning yourself in to the sec. You don’t think that you can negotiate favorable terms? If the government can get a guilty plea without going through a lengthy and costly trial, maybe, but it’s definitely going to take some time. Okay. Okay. That’s all I need, alright? Just get the deal in place, but don’t finalize anything yet. I… I still have an ace up my sleeve that might make this whole thing go away. I assume I don’t want to know. Probably not. Right. Alright, I’ll see what I can do in the morning. Just keep in mind that even if the U.S. Attorneys agree on a deal, a federal judge can always overrule it if they deem it too lenient. That’s a risk I’m going to have to take. Hi. I hope we’re not interrupting. No. No, no, no. I was just thinking about my grandfather and all the others that have meant so much to this hospital. It really is such an honor to be appointed head nurse. It’s an honor you absolutely deserve.

[ Chuckles ] Absolutely. And now you don’t have an excuse not to go out with me.

[ Both chuckle ] We have some good news to celebrate. Yes, we do. Terry said that she will meet up with us later. How about we go to the metro court? I can call ahead and make reservations for three or…? Mm, make that four. Finn. Huh? You’re coming with us, right? Uh, no. I mean, I wish I could, but I have some work here that I should probably finish up. But you two go have — have fun. And, elizabeth, I’m really happy for you. Thanks.

[ Chuckles ] Forget something? You locked yourself out of your room. How do you know I didn’t leave it on purpose so you would track me down? Is that your pickup line? Because it needs some work.

[ Chuckles ] Well, we’re both here. Can I order us a nightcap? Oh, that is how we wound up in your room in the first place. How about a rain check? Sure. You have my number. You’re right. I do. Think about it, ned. It would go a long way towards mending some fences if we could actually find the guilty party. Oh. Olivia, I love your unswerving loyalty, but everyone seems to forget that drew and carly are the guilty parties. For all we know, it was some eagle scout accountant on drew’s payroll that tipped off the sec. And even if I proved my innocence, it doesn’t change the fact that drew and michael were so quick to crucify me. The level of distrust between us? I’m not sure we can bounce back from that. Certainly not enough for us to run elq together again. Or… you could be the bigger person. Find them the information that they need. That would turn down the heat a little, don’t you think? You told me the tip to the sec was anonymous. I know, I know. And if it had remained a financial matter, that would have been the case, but now that the fbi is using it to pressure carly to turn on sonny, that’s an entirely different situation. I never thought of that. Well, neither did I. Not that I think she would do it, but if carly does flip on sonny for any reason, it’s likely that both parties will try to find out who you are during discovery. You know what they say. All’s fair in love and war, especially when it comes to rico charges. Make arrangements for the next shipment. But I’m not going to let them unload one crate until we have a real conversation about what threat I am facing. Can you let them know that? Absolutely.

[ Exhales sharply ] Alright. Tony’s outside. You go ahead and — you go ahead and go. Okay. How’s — how’s anna? How’s she holding up? I wish I knew. Whatever carly decides to do with the information, that’s her choice, but it won’t be made out of anger or malice. It’ll all be out in the open. So whatever happens next, I support you and your family, just like you have all supported me throughout this fight with leukemia.

[ Monitor beeping ] Thank you.

[ Door opens ] I see somebody’s awake. How are you feeling, willow? Like I got my immune system wiped out and got shot up with someone else’s dna. Well, that’s a good thing because it means it’s working. I’m sorry, michael, but I do need to run a few tests. Oh, okay. Yeah. I’ll be outside. I love you. I love you, too. Mom, what did you just do? What I should have done the second michael gave it to me. Josslyn, I know what you’re going through. You’re lashing out at the people you love when they prove to you they’re human and they’re reckless with your heart. I get it. It’s a page out of the playbook I used to follow. Hell, I still follow it from time to time. No, no. No, you don’t understand. You’re telling me you want to save me from myself? You just condemned dex. He’s done for. He’s not. Stay here with donna. Where are you going? I’m going to take care of everything.

Look, anna and I, we go back a long way. We don’t always see eye to eye, but we understand each other. When anna’s hurt, she doesn’t want to burden the people that care about her. There’s usually one in every relationship. Yeah, I get that. I’m just not used to being in a relationship where we’re both that person. By the way, I saw a very large and expensive ring on nina’s finger. Does that mean that you have good news to report?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, that’s right. Good for you. Congratulations. She’s an amazing woman. You be good to one another. Hey, joss. What’s wrong? It’s over. There’s no way out for us now.

[ Elevator bell dings ] I know that life is hard on you lately, and you’ve become a little more cynical. That’s not fair. I’m not saying that as a criticism. No, I know that we can’t be all pie in the sky all the time. I married a tough businessman, not some aspiring rock star that you were years ago.

[ Chuckles ] But… I married a man who put family first. I’m just saying that maybe it’s possible that you’ve strayed away from that a little bit lately. And maybe it’s possible that it’s time to get back to that. I’ll think about that. I got to check in with the chef, make sure everything’s running smoothly. Why don’t you snag as a table out on the terrace? Oh, I think I can manage that. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] I love you. I love you more.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll give you a call. Okay. Have a good night.

[ Gasps ] Zeke: Hey. Oh, my goodness. What a great surprise. Good to see you. Oh, elizabeth, have you met my brother zeke? Finn: Wasn’t sure you’d come tonight. Elizabeth: You weren’t the only one. May I escort you? Sure you want to be seen with me? It’d be my honor. Tracy, it’s drew. Any chance you can circle back to the metro court? Why here? Well, because we have to do this away from the rest of the family. Uh, there’s an important matter that I need to discuss with you. Martin, I never would’ve come forward if I knew that my identity could be exposed — and, more importantly, that sonny could be hurt. Nina, it’s not a done deal. But I’d be lying if I didn’t warn you that you should at least prepare for the possibility.

[ Sighs ] Geez. Listen. Wait, wait, wait. This isn’t over. In the meantime, I give you my word that I will do everything I can to make sure that no one finds out it was you who tipped off the sec about drew and carly. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get back to the office before anybody knows I’m gone.

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