General Hospital Transcript
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How’s the water, birthday boy? Oh, just perfect oh, I wish I could. Unfortunately, I have a meeting with a client I have to get to. Oh. Well, I sure do appreciate you stopping by. Of course. Had to say happy birthday to my only brother-in-law.
[ Chuckles ] Zeke, you make that meeting as fast as you can and come back. We’re having cake later on. Cake? Yes. Oh, I will so be there.
[ Laughter ] Alright, I’ll see you. Okay. Cheers. Everything okay? Yeah. Yeah. I was just kind of hoping that, um, you know, maybe… happy birthday, curtis.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Buttons clicking ] Michael, it’s drew. I just, um — I just wanted to say thank you so much for holding down the fort at aurora. No, I have not been to G.H. Yet. Things got a little bit crazy last night, but I’m — I’m gonna get there soon. I just, um… I got to take care of a little business first. Let’s just say that I am taking the future into my own hands. Sasha, you’re already here. Yeah. I didn’t want to be late. We have time to take a breath. Gladys, I know where this is going, so I’m gonna ask you, please don’t start. There’s no reason to jump into terminating the guardianship. We have been over this several times. I…just want you to think about it a little longer.
[ Scoffs ] It was only a few days ago that you went on the home & heart shopping channel and you almost had another break. I was being manipulated by those sleazy producers. I wasn’t hearing a baby cry in my head. They were playing that noise in my earpiece. Still, the worst could have happened. But the worst
didn’t happen. I was able to hold it together, and the producers backed off, thanks to cody. Well, even you have to admit it, gladys. Cody stepped up and saved the day. Oliviaee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, jesus. Holy mary, mother of god, pray for us sinners now… olivia, are you okay?
[ Sniffles ] Yeah. When I was a little kid growing up in — in bensonhurst, I always remember all the — all the grandmas and the great-aunts pulling out their rosaries, you know, in a time of crisis. And I always swore that I would never be that… old-fashioned, you know, old lady. And then I got old.
[ Chuckles ] And I realized… how scary life can be. And I’m so grateful for my rosaries and for my prayer and for my — for my faith. You know, it comforts me. Why’d you stop praying? Because… honey, I’ve been praying all night. I don’t feel like god is listening. If god listens to anyone, it’s you. Well, then why don’t we have any news about your dad, huh? Just give me a sign, please, something. Hey. Drew told me what happened to ned. And I wanted to be here for you and your family. Olivia, this is great. Carly, you’re an angel. Olivia, look, if I’m the last person you want to see, I can just go. Tj: Ms. Quartermaine? We have some news about your husband.
This is for you, curtis. Thank you, trina. I’m really glad you came. It’s so good to see you, sweetheart. I-I couldn’t — I couldn’t miss curtis’ birthday. I’m so glad to see you, baby. Give me a hug. Oh. Hi. Alright, alright, alright. My turn. Come on. There we are.
[ Laughter ] Wonder what’s keeping thomas junior. Oh, um, tj called to wish me happy birthday and to apologize that he couldn’t be here to join us. He’s shadowing the head of neurology at G.H., So he couldn’t get the day off. Oh. Oh, what a shame. I was hoping to get the whole family together now that it’s all official. And here I thought you were gonna forget about me. I, um, actually had something to talk to you about. Do you have time for a coffee? Oh, um, actually, I can’t stay. I have to meet a client. Okay, you’re gonna need to come up with another excuse, because that one — it’s getting old. No, no, no. Listen, listen. I don’t live in port charles, so when I’m in town, I’m kind of at the mercy of my clients. However, now that you’ve called me, I have your digits. So what do you say? Are you free for lunch? I’ll see what I can do. Okay. Well, if you can’t, I’ll just call you and we’ll make other plans. Okay? Okay. Excuse me. Good seeing you. Hey…partner. How about you join me for a drink? I wasn’t all that sure about cody, but I’ve really come around on him. He seems like he’s one of the good guys.
[ Scoffs ] Am I the only one who remembers that cody stole an expensive bracelet from me? Well, uh, wait a minute. That has yet to be proven. Is that true, detective? I’m not — I’m not gonna comment on that. Are you two here to see willow? Uh, no. Ned, actually. He was in an accident. Oh, no. I’m so sorry, dante. As if your family isn’t going through enough. I will pray for you all. Thanks, sasha.
[ Cellphone rings ] Uh, this is the station. I gotta — oh, yeah. Go take it. I assume you’re here to see willow. I am. After my appointment. I’m here to see a psychiatrist to discuss ending my guardianship. Congratulations. That’s great news. Just to be clear, it’s not a done deal. It’s just the initial consultation. You’re not against sasha regaining control of her life, are you? Okay, let’s update you on what we’ve learned about ned. Okay, um, I don’t want to intrude. So I’m — I’m gonna take off. Okay.
[ Crying ] Carly, wait. Will you stay, please? Of course. Of course I’ll stay with you. Okay. Okay. We’re ready. Late last night, we put ned under twilight sedation for his brain swelling. Oh, god. I’m sorry. No, no. Tj explained that, um, the swelling was moderate enough that — that they may be able to bring it down with the — with medication, with the diuretics. That’s right? That’s correct, yes. We’re keeping ned in a twilight state to manage his pain until the swelling goes down. Unfortunately, we’re not seeing as much improvement as we’d like. W-what does that mean? That means we’ll continue to monitor him for now. But if the swelling persists, we’ll have to bring him in for surgery.
[ Sobs ] You iod. Taggert, it’s only 11:00 A.M., And clearly you’ve already had a few. Are you okay? Why wouldn’t I be okay? I was just wondering if you had spoken with — with taggert at all recently. No. Why? Because he might need a friend right about now.
[ Sighs ] The dna results came back. And curtis is trina’s father. What you need isn’t found in a bottle. Says you. Come on, let’s get you back to your room. I’m on my way to the conference room downstairs to meet with the sec attorneys and work out the plea deal. But it’s my job to look after your best interests. So once again, I’m going to advise you not to do this. I hear you, again. Not changing my mind. But you want me to hold off finalizing the deal because of that ace up your sleeve, correct? Right. Yeah, just don’t finalize anything yet, okay? Um…I’m still holding on to hope. You okay? I’m not sure. I think I just saw my ex-brother-in-law. Okay, everyone. Yes? I want to make a toast to my son. Oh, pop, it’s really not necessary. I know I don’t have to, but I’m gonna do it anyway because…I remember when you were born. I held you in my arms, and I couldn’t believe how blessed I was to be the father of another — another perfect son. I wanted to teach you all the things that my father had taught me. You see, my father, he, uh — my father made sure that I knew that it was just as valuable to play a musical instrument as it was to throw a ball around. He — he made sure he taught me to be open to — to new experiences, explore the world. That’s what I wanted to teach you. But, uh, as we all know, sadly, life turned out differently. But, hey, in spite of that, my son, he loves music anyway. And I got to cook him my world-famous gumbo ya-ya the other night. Yes.
[ Laughs ] So I guess, as the saying goes, better — better late than never. ‘Cause, uh, standing here today…
[ Knocks ] …With my son on his birthday, I feel just as blessed as I did all them years ago. Ah, forget all that. To curtis. Yeah. Oh, oh. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Before anyone drinks, I have something to add. Uh-oh.
[ Chuckles ] The only thing that gives me more joy than being with my nephew on his birthday is that this year… we are joined by his daughter. Alright. Welcome to the family, trina. Hear, hear. That’s a birthday gift. Amen.
[ Laughs ] Yes. Mm, mm. Now I want to get us our first family picture. Oh, my goodness.
[ Chuckles ] Curtis: Well, alright. Uh, e-excuse me. I need to use the restroom. Is it something I said? Of course I want sasha to heal and not need me to be her guardian anymore. That was always the goal. Look, I’m just saying, was it everyone’s goal? Yes, it was. Hey, um, sorry for making you wait. You ready? Yeah, of course. Good luck, sasha. Thanks. I’ll take it. Gladys, please stop worrying. I’m ready. It’s time I took my life back. I’ll keep you posted as soon as I learn anything new. Thank you, doctor. Oh, god. I got to tell tracy. She’s bringing leo because he won’t stop asking about ned. Poor kid is probably so worried. I didn’t go home last night, and he was alone with tracy, so… I’ll go home and act as a buffer, okay? Thank you, sweetheart. Of course. I appreciate it.
[ Sighs ] Olivia, it’s gonna be okay. Ned is strong. I’m just so grateful that drew was there. You know, if he hadn’t been there, if he hadn’t acted so quickly, I don’t know — I don’t know what would have happened. There isn’t anyone drew wouldn’t help. The hell did you just say? I didn’t say — I-I must have misspoke. I mean, I — no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. You just say it, carly. You think it’s kind of ironic that drew saved ned’s life when you think that ned was trying to destroy drew’S. I didn’t, no. You didn’t have to say it, carly. It’s what you’re thinking, right? Even though ned swore that he was not the one that told the sec about your insider trading. It doesn’t matter how I feel about ned. I wanted to be here for you. You know what? You know what? Ned only needs people here who are rooting for him, not people who are against him, alright? I don’t wish ned any harm.
[ Stammers ] Neither does drew. Ned swore to me that he is innocent, and I believed him. So if you’re gonna be here sitting in judgment of my husband while he is in there fighting for his life, you just go. I don’t need you here, okay? This is hard enough for me already. You got it? That’s fair. Hey. Morning, carly. Hey. I was just leaving. Is…there bad news about ned? It’s me. I am sorry. The last thing I wanted to do was upset you. I’ll be praying for you and ned and your whole family. Ma, hey. What the hell was that? You okay? Come on. Hey.
[ Sobbing ]
[ Sighs ] I hope you didn’t listen to what sam suggested. I-I am just concerned about you, that’s all. I understand that, gladys, and I know that you feel pressured to do right for me out of obligation to brando. But… it’s starting to feel like you can’t see how far I’ve come. Like at that last home & heart taping. The producers were literally messing with my head, hoping that I would melt down so they could get a pathetic boost for their ratings. But I didn’t freak out. I held it together. And you’re the one who argued against me making that appearance in the first place. I’m starting to feel like you don’t believe in me. No. No. That is not it. Then what is it? Stella, I know you are excited about having trina be part of the family. Hell, you’re — you’re her great-aunt. I’m — I’m her grandfather. I’m excited, too. But we got to do this at trina’s pace, not ours. Ease up. You’re right. I-I am pushing too hard. I just wanted to have the family come together and get over all this hurt between everyone. Yeah. Yeah, I understand. But the situation is still — still delicate. We have to give trina time to want to be with us. I see so much of my sister’s spirit in her. You do, too, don’t you? Yeah, I do.
[ Laughs ] Oh, yeah. Just kills me that trina will never get a chance to know irene. I’m worried about trina. Well, she just needs a minute. And maybe we should kind of chill on this instant-family kumbaya stuff. Well, I’m with you on that. But she’s on summer break. But living with carly. How much more space could she possibly need? Well, she’s not choosing to live with carly over you. She’s already josslyn’s roommate, so she’s just extending the arrangement over the summer. We got to give her that. What you’re saying makes sense, but it’s — it’s still extremely difficult. I know. It’s gonna take some getting used to for everyone. Maybe you can explain that to aunt stella, except for I think my dad’s already taken care of that. Well, maybe that gives us a chance to talk about us. Curtis, where do we really stand?
[ Laughs ] Oops.
[ Laughs ] Well, this — this is better. How about we, um… let’s order some room service. You want a bloody mary or a mimosa? The only thing you’re drinking is water. You know alcohol isn’t gonna solve your problems. What do you know about my problems? Portia told me about the dna test. Mm. So you know a lot.
[ Sighs ] But you don’t know what it feels like. ‘Cause you didn’t have to wake up finding out that tj wasn’t your son. No. No, I didn’T. One minute I have a daughter, and the next minute I…don’T. And there’s no way for me to get her back.
If they can’t get his swelling in his brain to go down, they’re gonna have to operate. That can be a really dangerous surgery. I know. And olivia is taking it so hard. Well, I’m — I’m — I’m sure she was really happy to have you there. I-I don’t know about that. I think I made everything worse. What do you mean? Well, I said something that came out wrong, you know, how — how you would risk yourself to save anyone. And she interpreted that to mean that I didn’t want ned to get better and that I think he deserves what’s happening to him. And I don’T. That is not true. No, olivia’s just frantic with worry. She needed a place to vent. You were it, okay? You guys are way too close not to figure this out.
[ Sighs ] I don’t know if we will. I mean, come on. These insider trading charges are looming over everything. And if ned stays in the hospital, our one plan to get out from underneath these sec charges, I mean, that’s not gonna happen. You know that. I’m not counting anything out just yet. Did you find something? I did. On tracy. I made a promise to take care of you, honey. Brando was gone, and you needed help. I want to do right by my son. You have, gladys, and so much more. I would not be doing this if I did not feel ready to take control of my life again. I hope you’re right. Dr. Montague: Sasha gilmore? Yes. I am dr. Damon montague. I’m here to discuss terminating your guardianship. Nice to meet you, dr. Montague. This is my guardian and mother-in-law, gladys corbin. Nice to meet you, ms. Corbin. Will you follow me? Good, ’cause I have a whole list of questions for ya. I’m afraid this visit is only between me and sasha. But I’m — I’m her guardian. I have important insights. And there will be time for that later. Today is only about me getting to know sasha. Shall we? The doctors explained that they are gonna try to bring down the swelling in his brain with diuretics, but, um, if it doesn’t come down fast enough, he’s gonna need to go into surgery. Okay, but it sounds like they’re doing everything they can to avoid that, right? Yeah.
[ Cellphone rings ] Yeah. You okay? Yeah. I got to take this. Yeah, yeah. Of course. I’m sorry. It’s okay. Hey, do you want to — do you want to talk about . The only thing that matters right now is ned coming back to us. Honey, even if he doesn’t need surgery, I mean, we don’t know. There could be brain damage. Okay, hey, look, look. There — there could be — there could be so many — ma, stop. I know it’s hard right now in moments of uncertainty to kind of just let your mind go a little wild, but — but just try and stay in the here and now. Okay. Okay? Okay. I know. I know. I just — I was so upset with ned over this stupid sec thing. Stop. Stop. It’s just — look at me, mom. You already told him that you knew he wasn’t responsible for that anonymous tip, okay? Don’t — don’t do that to yourself, please. I’m just thanking god for that. I mean, it’s the only thing that’s making this even slightly tolerable. But I just — I just keep thinking of all the time that we lost. Time we might never get back.
[ Sobbing ] I’m sure it was hard to learn that trina isn’t your biological daughter. But she isn’t gone. You’re still the man who raised her. I’ve seen how much trina loves you. That dna test didn’t change any of that for her. Well…
[ Scoffs ] That’s what I told myself — nothing can break our bond. I think I actually convinced myself that I was prepared for the possibility that she might not be my daughter. But deep down, I was just holding on to the hope that the test would confirm that she was really my daughter. And when it was the opposite… I was crushed. Well, of course you were. And anyone would feel the same. Listen, it’s gonna take some time to process, but the shock will wear off eventually and you and trina will pick right back up where you left off. I’m keeping a brave face up for trina. I don’t want her to worry about me. I mean, she’s not just related to curtis. She’s also related to marshall, stella, tj. I mean…
[ Sighs ] Wow. If trina wants to get to know her real family, I don’t want to get in the way.
You are trina’s real family, too. They all know that. Why won’t you let yourself see it? We’re figuring things out. But we’re not. We’re dancing around the issue, and we’re not really talking about it. We found out that trina is your biological daughter and you missed out on her entire childhood. You must…resent me. I’m not gonna lie. I would have loved to have seen trina grow up. But what’s done is done. I-I’m not gonna let it hold me back, because I still have every moment from here on out to connect with my daughter. And if she’ll have me, I am here for it. I’ll never forgive myself for staying silent as long as I did. Well, you know what? At some point, you just got to forgive and move on. You know, a few weeks ago, I never would have imagined that we would all be here… yeah. …Together.
[ Chuckles ] Is there still hope for us to become a real family? There is.
Trina’s gonna get to know all about irene. You just have to give her some time. You sound so sure. That’s ’cause I am. You just have to stop pushing. All this — all this is new. But once the newness wears off, trina is gonna want to get to know this side of her family. Trust. I don’t know. That girl really loves marcus taggert. And we have to encourage all of that. I’ve gotten to know trina, and I believe that trina really wants to be a part of us, and that is when we’ll be able to tell her all about the family she didn’t have a chance to be with, the family that she has right now. I pray that you’re right. And I will wait patiently for that day to come. You? Patient? Oh. [ Scoffs ] Look, I have been overrun with boys in this family. And now that we finally have a girl, I’m not gonna push her away.
[ Laughs ] Hear, hear. Hey. Hey. Sorry about that. It’s okay, trina. You know, this is, um — this is all new for us, too, so we just got to take it one day at a time. How’s taggert? Well, I saw him last night. He’s doing well. That’s really good to hear. But excuse me for one minute. I want to go check on the cake for later. Okay.
[ Laughs ] If it’s okay with you… can you open this when it’s just us? Sure. Trina was just telling me about her, um, plans for summer, and, well, everything was normal, and, um…
[ Breathes deeply ]
[ Sighs ] …I started to, um, notice her features that I always thought came from me and, um… how she laughed… like my sister gia… and how she got so… serious when she was thinking like my mom did. And then I realized that, um… none of it was from me or my blood. Everything I thought that made up my daughter came from somebody else. Is it wrong to say that I’m nervous? Of course I want to be independent again, and I do believe that I’m ready. But actually being here, it’s — it’s daunting. Well, it’s my job to take off some of that pressure. I’m here to give my medical opinion to the court so the judge can decide if you’re really ready for this. I read your file. You experienced two traumatic losses and all while living in the public eye. It must have been incredibly difficult. It was definitely a struggle. How would you characterize your relationship with your guardian? I am grateful to gladys. When my husband, brando, died, I was shattered. To lose him so soon after losing liam… I couldn’t get out of bed. And gladys really stepped up for me. I mean, we may have butted heads a few times, but I always know that gladys will have my best interests at heart. Tell me more about your butting heads. I was confronting tracy about trying to convince ned to go to the sec in exchange for me keeping her secret. But that’s when ned came charging into the pool area. Then he tripped and he fell. Ohh! And then naturally, tracy tried to pin it on me, say that I pushed him, but the security cameras covered me. Thank god I insisted on putting those cameras around the pool.
[ Cellphone rings ] That’s what happens when I own the place. That’s right. Hold on. It’s diane. Hey, diane. Really? Wait, wait, wait. Drew is here with me now. Okay, the U.S. Attorney called diane. They want to meet diane and me in their office. Okay, so this is where they make the offer for me to turn against sonny in exchange for dropping the charges against me and drew, right? Probably. Alright. Yeah. Wait. I want you to tell them that I’m not gonna turn against someone I care about to get out of this, okay? Make sure you tell them that. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] That’s very brave. Brave? But I got to ask you. What? Now what? Sam: Hey. Dante: Hey. Everything okay? Yeah. Sorry. It was scout. But, uh, she’s fine. Um, are you okay? Do you need anything? Are you hungry? I’m good. Thank you, honey. Appreciate it. He’s gonna need surgery, isn’t he? No, I was just going over his latest test results. Ned actually turned the corner. He won’t need surgery. Oh! Oh, thank god! Oh! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
[ Sobbing ]
How’d it go? It was a good start. I’ll see you soon, sasha. Thank you. Bye. Excuse me. Damon? Gladys, I had no idea that sasha was your daughter-in-law. How surprising to run into you this way. Definitely unexpected. I mean, will you need to recuse yourself from sasha’s case since we know each other? Oh. Why invite questions? My private life has no bearing on my work. Hey, I haven’t seen you at the savoy in a while. Will you be rejoining ms. Wu’s game anytime soon? Sasha isn’t the only one trying to turn over a new leaf.
[ Clears throat ] I made a lot of mistakes in my life.
[ Voice breaking ] I chose… I chose my job over my marriage.
[ Sighs ] I compromised myself in the pursuit of justice, you know, but… …through all of that — through all of that, I always told myself I did one thing perfect. Just one thing perfect. My daughter. And… …to find out none of that was true… you’re wrong. You are what made trina who she is. No one can ever take that away from you. You see, that’s just it.
[ Sniffles ] They already have. I was thinking you never got to receive any of my homemade gifts as a kid. It’s perfect. Thank you. And maybe one day you’ll be able to put a picture of us in it. I think we could do something about that now.
[ Camera clicks ] Come on, zeke. We need to sort this out before you talk to your sister. Hi. Hey. Are you done with your meeting yet? Are you ready to join us at the pool for curtis’ party? I’m still waiting to hear back on some lunch plans. Okay, what’s that look about? Something wrong? I thought I just saw taggert. Like, we didn’t talk, but he didn’t seem well. I’m just glad that someone was there to help him. Now that the swelling is reduced, we’ll prepare to bring ned out of the twilight state. First, we’ll make sure his vitals are stable. Then we’ll bring him out of the anesthesia.
[ Crying ] And then — then he just wakes up and he’ll be okay? As with any head injury, there are a lot of unknowns. Okay. Once ned wakes up, we’ll be able to better assess the extent of his injuries. But we’re cautiously optimistic. Okay. Thanks, tj. Thank you. It’s always a pleasure delivering good news.
[ Both chuckle ] Hey, ma, see? I told you everything’s gonna be okay. Oh, thank god. It’s about time this family had some good news. Well, either ned recovers and gets the sec to drop the charges or we fight like hell in court. But we’d both be putting our freedom on the line and we don’t have to do that. What do you mean? We both don’t have to go down for this. Only one of us does.
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