General Hospital Transcript
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Mr. Ashford. I hope that it’s alright that I’m here. I’ll say this. Your young man doesn’t shrink from a challenge. Yeah, he puts up a good front. He believes in never letting them see you sweat. But right now, I’m guessing he’s sweating. What do you mean marcus didn’t seem well? It’s okay. It’s okay. Like I said, someone was there to help him. He’s not alone. Someone who? Who was with him? Oh, there she is right now. Jordan! She’ll tell us how marcus is doing. What you got there, bud? “Photo ark insects” by joel sartore. He takes all the pictures. I got to meet him once. You did? Very cool. It was at a show of all of joel’s animal pictures. My mom and dad took me. My dad got hurt. He’s in the hospital.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Okay, well, either ned recovers and he gets the sec to drop the charges, or we fight it out in court. Hey. We would both be putting our freedom on the line, right? And we don’t have to do that. What do you mean? We both don’t have to go down for this, carly. Only one of us does. Okay. That would be me. I’m the one who invested heavily in aurora after you and michael warned me not to. My mistake. My consequences. I just got a call from church. Looks like they could have an opening in the fall. Nina.
Nina? I’m sor– oh, thank you. The fall. The we– thank you. The wedding. Right. Wedding. Right. Right. Uh, I’m so sorry. I just — I’ve been trying to busy myself with crimson work and… it seems like all I can think about is ned. He just hit his head. He’s gonna make a full recovery. Probably. And then maybe he’ll start telling everybody the truth. To 50 years with my best friend and my soulmate.
I’m not gonna let you do prison time, carly. Unfortunately, it’s not up to you. Taking responsibility for your mistakes — I’m all for that. I think it’s absolutely fantastic. But just think about this for a second. What about donna? What about your grandkids and joss and michael and willow, who’s still recovering, and your mom? They all need you. You are — you’re the heart. You are the center of this family. I know putting them through a long trial wouldn’t be right. Okay. Then let me help you. How? By offering myself up. I’m gonna plead guilty. There’s nothing like a brush with death to shift your priorities. But who knows? Maybe ned will wake up and he’ll say that he tipped off the sec. Or maybe it wasn’t him. I don’T… oh, you’re doubting that ned tipped off the sec now? He gave me an impassioned plea telling me he didn’t do it. So I’m starting to wonder, maybe there was somebody else that had — that, you know, wants leverage against me. But you know what? We shouldn’t be worried about this right now. We have a church to book.
[ Chuckling ] Yeah. You still want to do this, right? Oh, more than anything. If I marry you, sonny, I will be the luckiest woman alive. You just said “if.” Is there a question? I heard your dad had an accident. You must be really worried, huh? Granny tracy says we’re going to visit him. Yeah, well, that’s a good thing, right? He won’t even know I’m there. Granny tracy says he’s unconscious. That’s like asleep, but you can’t wake up. Okay. Fair point. But, I mean, your mom would like to see you, right? I don’t want to go. I get that. You want to know how I get over things that I’m scared to do? How? I talk it out with my friends. And you and me — we’re buddies, right? So, why don’t you tell me why you don’t want to go? I don’t want to see my dad like that. What if he doesn’t wake up? You’ve met jordan? You know her, too? Hi there. Hi. Hi!
[ Chuckles nervously ] I was just gonna introduce you to my sister, but it seems the two of you are already acquainted. Yes, of — of course. Hi. How are you, portia? I’m good. I’m so good. How are you? I was telling portia that I saw you help taggert onto the elevator and he seemed a bit unsteady. Yeah. Is — is marcus — is he doing okay? He’s fine. Felt a bit unwell, but there’s nothing to worry about. Good. Good. Thank you for talking to him for me. So… how do you two know each other? Oh, wow. It’s called
jammin’ at the savoy. It seemed appropriate. That’s a romare bearden print. This is not just a print. Signed by the artist? Limited edition. It’s a gorgeous piece. Some of the best jazz musicians in the world played at the savoy in harlem. Spencer, thank you. You can believe this will have a permanent spot at the savoy.
[ Clears throat ] In port charles. I should be thanking you, sir, for saving me and my brother in greenland. No thank-you necessary. I had a reason for being there. Trina was at the top of that list. But I do know how important you are to her. She’s very important to me too, sir. I hope that you believe that. Well, aren’t you the diplomat? That was, uh, very kind, son. You know, I-I just want my daughter to be happy. It doesn’t mean I’m not gonna keep my eye on him. Your gift was incredible and so thoughtful. I was aiming for good enough to not get thrown out. Then you exceeded your goal. And since you’re into making folks so happy, I have a request. Oh? I await instructions. Go ask if you could switch the playlist. I think you meant to say “when” we get — when! Of course.
When we get married. Yeah.
[ Knock on door ] Come in! Thank you. Hi. Hi. So, is, uh, avery ready? You know, avery and donna have been playing with wedding fabrics all morning. Oh. So you’re gonna have to pry them away. Out like a light, collapsed on a mountain of chiffon. It’s — it’s organza. Well, it doesn’t matter ’cause you can put burlap on, and you’d still be the most beautiful bride in the world. Thank you.
[ Chuckles ] Okay, well, should I — should I wait in the hall?
[ Chuckles ]
[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh. Dante. What’s going on? They’re waking ned up now.
Okay. Now, please explain to me again why sonny went rushing off to the hospital. He doesn’t even like ned. Well, ava, it’s olivia. Dante called to reach out for some support. And also, I think sonny feels a little guilty. What — guilty for what? Accusing ned, because now all of a sudden, he’s not convinced that ned is the one who made that call to the sec. Oh. Well, still, sonny has no reason to suspect you. You just need to keep cool, keep quiet. Luckily, I’m the only one who knows the truth. Well, you, my attorney, martin gray. And now ned quartermaine knows the truth, too. Ugh. That’s no good. Too beggy.
[ Sighs ]
[ Keypad clicking ] Gladys, what’s g– I know it’s scary when someone you love is sick or hurt. But my adopted mom used to tell me that love is the most powerful medicine. And your dad — he loves you so much. I’m sure that he’s trying his best to get better for you. Well, my biological dad loved me. But it didn’t help him. He’s dead. Yeah. I’m sorry, leo. I bet you miss him a lot. No. I barely remember him. Well, ned has the best doctors taking care of him. And you won’t be alone, you know? You’ll have your mom, your stepsister, your granny, and all your friends. Like you?
[ Chuckles ] You bet. I’m not going anywhere. Leo, we’ve been looking everywhere for you. It’s time to go see your dad. Let’s go. Oof! You smell like horses. I like that smell. Yeah, well, go clean up. Um, I mean, you want to look nice for your dad, right? I guess. You know what? Besides, you need to put your book back in your room. You don’t want it to get all dirty and messed up down here, right? Right. I have to keep it safe. Bye! Bye. I’ve found leo responds better to gentle suggestions. Oh. You’re telling me about my grandson? I…met jordan last night at the pool. After you blew me off, I had to make alternate plans. Oh. Well, if you’ve met zeke, then he probably pinned you down for hours. Uh —
[ Coughs, clears throat ] Excuse me? Zeke is quite — he’s quite gregarious. Aren’t you, sweetie?
[ Laughs ] When he would come home from school, his report card would always say that he talked too much. He would go on and on and on and on and just keep talking. You probably found that out firsthand, huh? Yeah, well, he is certainly, uh, good company. Mm. Good afternoon, dr. Robinson. Commissioner ashford. Hey. Hello, spencer. Oh, I don’t know if you have met my — my baby brother, ezekiel robinson. Of course we did. Yes, of course. At your wedding. It’s good to see you again. You too. Alright, well, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll see you all outside. Yeah? Okay. Ugh! Of course trina invited spencer to the party. Of course she did. Party? Yes. It’s a party for curtis, actually. Oh. Oh, yes. Uh, that’s right. Today is his birthday. Stella reserved some space for us at the pool. You’re more than welcome to join us. If you’ll excuse me, please. Is there something you want to tell me? You called trina your daughter a moment ago. How did that feel? Well… I’m still wrapping my brain around everything, but, um…it felt good. Feels good.
[ Laughs ] It just warms my heart to hear it. To know you have not just a child, but that child. Yeah. Trina’s a remarkable young woman. And I thought so even before I had an inkling she was your daughter. Well, we haven’t discussed labels yet. So, for now, I’m still “curtis.” But I’m cool with that, you know? I’m just gonna follow her lead. You called me by my first name when I first returned. You know that? Didn’t change how I felt about you, or the fact that we’re family. Family. Yeah. I like the sound of that.
[ Laughs ] Mission accomplished, m’lady. Thank you. Trina. Spencer. Hey. Hey. I ran into spencer at the restaurant, and I reintroduced him to your uncle zeke. Oh! Cool. Thank you. Yeah. He seems like a good guy. Yes. Yeah, yeah. I’m so glad that you can make it, spencer. Happy to be included. You’re just in time for the cake. I wasn’t sure if you were gonna make it. [ Chuckles ] I had to drop off esme and ace at esme’s new job. Ace is at daycare there. Co-parenting a baby. That’s a lot of responsibility for a young man. So many moving parts that you have to juggle. I am the police commissioner, zeke. Oh, well, good thing I don’t have any unpaid parking tickets, commissioner ashford. You know, it’s — it’s so funny. That’s such a familiar surname. Are you related to…? Yes. I am curtis’s ex-wife.
spencer’s actually doing a really good job of balancing all of his responsibilities. I’m really proud of him. I’m just acknowledging that caring for a baby can be all-consuming, trina.
[ Chuckles ] You’re absolutely right. If you had told me a year ago that I would know how to comfort a colicky child, I would have laughed in your face. It’s certainly a big challenge. And my father wasn’t up to it, so I’ve assumed the responsibility. But, yes, you’re correct. It’s a big commitment. Which makes it all the more impressive that spencer
is stepping up. Yes, absolutely. What you’re doing, it’s — it’s admirable. But do me a favor a-and enjoy your youth while you can.
[ Chuckles ] Balancing friends and activities you know, while you’re caring for a little one, it can be — it can be quite exhausting. No matter what your intentions are. I’ll do my best. But one thing is for sure — that I’ll always make time for trina. And why is it you refuse to let me put candles on your cake? Because, aunt stella, candles are for kids. And besides, everything i would wish for… it’s already coming true. Not everything. Zeke: Did you know who I was when we met? Would I have confessed so much if I had? How was I supposed to know you were related to portia? So — so, wait a minute. The — the ex who you kissed, who went back to his wife… yeah. I, uh, realize this is an awkward position we’re in. Awkward po– yeah, awkward for you, but this is excruciating for me. My sister’s finally hopeful again. And now I’m sitting on information that could ruin everything? Okay. Nothing has to be ruined. Portia never has to know. What? Are you suggesting that I keep this from her? That kiss happened in a moment out of time. And that time is over, so let it go. I have. Okay, why don’t we start over?
[ Chuckles ] I’m cody. Oh, I know who you are. The question is, do you know who I am? I’m tracy quartermaine. I may not always be physically present, but I’m like the wind. I’m everywhere. And I know absolutely everything that’s going on in my family. And i definitely do not need to be brought up to speed by the hired help. And just to put you on notice, I will be counting the silverware. That’s not necessary. Why my family has a jewel thief in its employ is beyond me. You’d be gone the minute you got arrested. Normally, I would blame monica, but I understand that the only reason you’re still here is because you’ve got “mama q” wrapped around your little finger. And my son adores her. But that won’t help you with me. Leave him alone, granny. Uh… uh, you’re welcome. Nice to see you too, gladys.
[ Chuckling ] Sorry. Sorry. I wanted to make sure the screen wasn’t cracked. I’m such a butterfingers these days. Why are you so jumpy? Sasha’s meeting with a court-appointed shrink. I thought kevin collins was treating her. Yeah, but in order for her petition to be considered, the judge had to assign an “impartial medical practitioner.” Okay. What petition? What are you talking about? Sasha wants to sever the guardianship. Oh! That’s great. That’s great news. Right? Is it? I’ve instructed my lawyer to make a deal with the feds. Now, you’re not gonna get out of this unscathed, but you will stay out of prison. Call it off. It’s too late. He’s already proposed the deal, carly. Did the sec accept? My lawyer is very confident that they will. Now, you’re gonna have to pay a very big fine. I don’t care about the money. You’re standing here telling me you’re gonna go to prison instead of me. It’s very likely that I’m gonna spend some time behind bars, yes. I know you’re doing this for me and my family, but I’m not the only one with children. Scout has spent enough time away from you. Look, I — I hate the idea of me being away from scout again. Like, it kills me, believe me. But I know that scout is in a stable, loving home with sam and dante. This is a man that I like and I respect. If you go away, donna is with sonny. And nina. Ava: I can’t believe it. He — he overheard you with martin? Yes. And the second that ned wakes up, he is going to spill everything. No, no, no. Now, you don’t know that. Ava, I talked to ned before he had his accident, and he was determined to clear his name. And ned is not the only exposure I have. This so-called anonymous source isn’t so anonymous. Martin told me that the feds can uncover my identity. So, once sonny finds out that i am the cause of carly’s trouble, goodbye wedding, goodbye marriage, and goodbye love. And then willow… drew saved willow’s life. And carly is like… well, I was gonna say carly is like her second mother, but it’s more than that. Carly is willow’s mother by choice. And so when willow finds out that I am the one that turned in carly and drew, any chance that I have of forging a relationship with her is gone. Nina, nina, nina, come on, now. Just take a breath, okay? I just — I just wanted a little more time with sonny. I just wanted to be happy with him and be his fiancée just a little bit more. But ned is waking up. So that means… my time and my luck is running out. Well… maybe, but m-maybe not. I don’t want any more tricks, ava. Well, what I’m — what I’m proposing is — is, uh, more radical than any trick. If there’s any hope of salvaging things with sonny, there’s really only one thing to do. You have to go to him and tell him the truth.
You didn’t seem surprised when you found out that I was portia’s brother. I found out last night. I overheard portia introducing you as her brother. That’s why I texted you to meet up today. So, it wasn’t because you liked me and because of my sparkling conversation? I do like you. But this, it’s — it’s too messy. Last night shouldn’t have happened. So you regret sleeping with me. Got it.
[ Scoffs ] I think you know otherwise. But [Sighs] This whole situation is regrettable. And I’m pretty sure you feel your first loyalty is to portia. Which brings us back to your suggestion that I lie to her. Portia wants her marriage to work, right? And you just said that she was feeling hopeful again. So…why hurt what she and curtis are trying to rebuild? The best birthday gift that I can give you is space. I’m gonna move out, son. Pop, you don’t have to do that. I know I don’t have to, but i want to. I’m better now. I’m more confident. Picking up gigs here, there, everywhere. I got a nest egg saved.I can afford my own place. Dad, it’s great that you got — curtis, let your father finish before you try talking him out of it. Thank you, stella. Well, clearly auntie’s on your side. Ain’t no side, no right side here. The best thing you could do is focus on your marriage and your daughter. Spencer, I’m trying to be more forthright these days, so I need to tell you something. Okay. I know you have the best intentions where your baby brother is concerned, but I also know that you’re not the primary caregiver. What if the charges against esme are reinstated and all of that responsibility falls on you? Spencer: My uncle may have falsified this evidence. “May have falsified.” Probably falsified. In fact, I would be shocked if he didn’t falsify it. Okay. Tell me — tell me why you think that. Because a few months ago, I asked him for help getting custody of ace.
[ Cellphone ringing ] I’m sorry. This could be about ace. If you’ll excuse me. Hello? You don’t have to say it. I know you disapprove. I’m just trying to do what’s best for you, trina. I know. Did this whole family lose their mind while I was absent? After cody was charged with stealing the bracelet, dad did want to fire him, and I was the one who convinced him not to.
[ Laughing ] Oh! Really, brook lynn? The singing detective wasn’t enough? You needed a little cowboy as backup? No, it’s not like that. Cody’s really good with leo. Mm. All the more reason to get rid of the criminal. That’s accused criminal. Nothing’s been proven yet. Grandmother, ever since leo was diagnosed with being on the spectrum, it’s very important that he has people who accept him and understand him. That’s what his family’s for. Leo also needs consistency and routine. Look, I’d put money on it that dad being in the hospital is really messing with leo’s head. Don’t you get it? If you fire cody, you’re just gonna upend leo even more. You really want dad to have to clean up the mess you made with him recovering? Ooh, you are walking on thin ice, missy. So be it. I would do anything for leo. Alright. Owing to my deep and abiding love of this family, I will table this discussion for now. But while ned is recovering, we will very slowly and gently change leo’s routine. Take the time to find other employment ’cause the minute ned is better, you’re gone, pony boy. Huh. So, that’s my grandmother. You know, I never had a grandma. After meeting yours, I’m damn glad I didn’T.
[ Chuckles ] Ava, we have talked about this. If I tell sonny the truth, it’s over. He will never forgive me. I mean, he might. If you get out in front of it before he hears it from ned. I mean, there’s a chance that he could forgive you. Really. M-maybe not right away, but he’ll definitely appreciate you coming clean. But you have to get to the hospital before ned wakes up. If you don’t, you can kiss your life with sonny goodbye. Nina? Oh, so that’s it, huh? You’re just giving up? I — I have the feeling that today will be the end of my engagement, so I want to make it a little easy for sonny and leave the ring there. It’s time for me to… start letting go. Oh, honey. Can you stay with the girls? You don’t even have to ask.
[ Door closes ] Sasha’s feeling better, doing better ending the guardianship is a good thing.
[ Scoffs ] In theory. Is there something that you’re not telling me right now? ‘Cause if there is, you need to spit it out. I-I don’t think she’s ready, okay? That is up to sasha and the judge to decide. Not you, gladys. It’s too soon. What if she has a relapse? What — what would happen to her business? Her reputation? Sonny, if sasha does this right now, it could ruin her life. We have to protect sasha. Y-you can’t let this happen.
Of course I want to protect sasha. And you still haven’t given me reason to think she can’t handle her life. She did well on that tv show, didn’t she? Huh? When she was under pressure in the whole thing. What? What? Okay. Oh, well, we got lucky. But you know how it is with mental health and her state of mind. I mean, are those struggles ever truly over? We are two different people with different circumstances. Yes, we have overcome a lot. And we’ve gotten help. But sasha has handled the guardianship with dignity. She’s gonna be okay. I want my daughter-in-law to be healthy and independent some day. Gladys — I just don’t want her making a hasty decision.
Gladys. That is up to the judge.
[ Sighs heavily ] But sasha respects you. She will listen to you. Sonny, will you talk to her? Please convince her to give this arrangement a little more time. I’m gonna leave you two to settle this. But as for my part, I think marshall’s making good sense, baby. Pop, portia and I told you, you always have a home with us. And that won’t change, will it? This is addition by subtraction. By my absence, I’m creating more room. You and portia work your lives out. Trina — she’s out of school now. She’s gonna eventually want to come home. I sure hope so. Take this time. Work on your family. ‘Cause this part of the family? It’s alright.
[ Chuckles softly ] Right? We good. Everything okay? No. Esmé called. The daycare provider is ill, so they’re shutting down for the day as a precaution. So I have to go pick him up. She can’t do it? No. She’s at work. Same with kevin and my grandmother. Look, I hate this, but… you got to go. Portia’s been through so much. I hope you’ll consider sparing her more pain. As for me? Well, thank you for being a true gentleman. I’m not sure which spencer cassadine I find more infuriating. The entitled brat or the “new version,” the responsible, aspiring parent.
[ Sighs ] But whichever one shows up, it doesn’t matter. I just don’t see how he can make trina a priority. So, what’s this about him wanting to be an aspiring parent? He’s trying to get custody of his baby brother, whose mother is his ex-girlfriend who tried to frame trina. Man. No wonder you’re not a fan of that family. Messy, right? There’s a lot going on.
[ Sighs ] I just don’t want trina involved with any of that stuff. And even though I do believe that spencer does care about trina, I just don’t think he can give her the attention that she deserves. No one can be a devoted partner when their focus is so split.
[ Scoffs ] Unfortunately, you met my grandmother on a bad day. Ah. Is this the part where you tell me that her bark’s worse than her bite? Oh, no, they’re both bad. But that’s tracy. She’ll stick the screws to you and come through for you in equal measure. Translation — she’s a quartermaine. You are learning.
[ Chuckles ] Hey, I’m really sorry about ned. I’ve been praying for you and your family. And if there’s anything more I can do, just let me know. Just keep supporting leo. Yeah. Uh, he’s taking it pretty hard. I caught him with his nose in a book earlier. Some pictures of insects. Yeah. Those joel sartore photo art books. He loves those. Yeah. Yeah, he said that his mom and dad took him to meet the photographer. Leo got pretty shaky when he was talking about ned’s accident. He knows that he’s unconscious. He’s really worried. Well, thank you for telling me. I’m glad he has you as a friend to count on. Well, I’m not doing much good if I go to jail, and it looks like my days are numbered. Let’s just wait it out. Really. I mean, I read somewhere that the statute of limitations on sec investigations is five years. Can you make it that long with a hold on your finances? You taking the rap for me can’t be our only option, drew. It can’T. Carly, this is my choice. I don’t want you feeling guilty about this. It’s not just guilt. It’s heartbreak. I can’t stand the thought of losing you.
Miss henry, I’m so sorry. I have to leave. Oh, well, thank you for coming. Thank you for having me. And thank you for coming. You earned major points with that gift. Well, I like your family. They’re good people. I’m not going anywhere. Except for daycare. Pop, I appreciate your offer to move out. But this isn’t settled. No, look, look. I’m not talking about going far away. Those days are over, son. But you and portia — you bought that home for your shared future. And from where I stand, that future looks like it’s possible again. Trina’s sharp. She realizes spencer’s life is complicated. She should see the patterns. She shouldn’t have to compromise. She shouldn’t have to come in second place in her boyfriend’s life. Both you and trina deserve better. Me? Look, don’t be mad at curtis for how he behaved on my wedding night, okay? I mean, there was a lot going on. No, no, no, no. My issue with curtis is how he’s behaved since the wedding. I’ll talk to sasha. But I’m not gonna, you know, convince her of anything. I’ll let her decide what’s best.
[ Sighs ] And if she doesn’t know what that is? I trust sasha, and you should too, gladys.
[ Sighs ] What are you doing here? Are the girls okay? Uh, yeah. Ava’s with the girls. I — I had to see you. What’s wrong?
[ Sighs ] Where’s your ring? Okay, austin, sonny is gone and the girls are asleep, so I have his apartment to myself until the nanny gets here, which could be any moment. So I have to be quick. If you were incriminating information that mason wants, where would you hide? Does your case really look that bad? No one can disprove gladys’ claim that I stole that bracelet. Well, hang in there, okay? You have the full support of my entire family. Granny aside, we’d hate to lose you. You mean leo would. No. We’d all miss you. We’ve all gotten used to having you around, especially leo. Look, I’ll work on my grandmother. You’ll always have a home here, okay?
[ Footsteps approaching ] Are you coming or what? That’s my cue.
[ Chuckles ] Bye, cody! I’ll see you, bud. Hey. You got this. Okay. Let’s do it.
[ Imitates slide whistle ]
[ Chuckling ] Let’s go, leo. Bye. Come on. You’re not gonna lose me. Carly, no matter what, no matter where I am, if I’m in prison, anywhere, I’m still yours. But I want you to know that — that I understand if you don’t want to wait for me. That’s not gonna happen because none of this is gonna happen. We’re not doing this. I have to do this. I have to do this for you. I don’t want you to do this for me! I’m doing this for us.
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