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Demarco: Duly noted.

[ Buzzer ] So what am I doing here? There’s someone here to see you. She’s over there.

[ Water splashing ] Are you okay? Yeah. We can go somewhere else. No, no, it’s fine. I wanted to come here, I just… I haven’t been back since, you know. Trina’s father was shot. And they still don’t know if he’s going to be okay. He’s got the best doctors possible. He shouldn’t even be in the hospital. Joss. It’s true. We both know who that bullet was meant for. To protecting our own. Nina: Hear, hear.

[ Glasses clink ] What’s wrong, austin? You got a problem with my toast?

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Curtis sighs ] What do you feel, uncle curtis? I don’t feel a thing. I can’t feel anything. None of you seem surprised that I can’t feel my legs. Mr. — Mr. Ashford, we don’t know anything — I can’t feel my legs! Just give it some time. Please! No, no, no. Be still. Somebody tell me what the hell is going on. What’s going on?!

[ Breathing heavily ] Maxie, I’m literally walking in the door. No, honey, don’t worry. I will find sasha. I will take care of everything. “Everything.” Wow. Tall order, even for killer miller.

[ Elevator dings ] Sasha, you’re going to get better. I know it doesn’t feel that way right now, but, I promise, I’m gonna do everything I can to make sure you get all the help you need. Ms. Corbin, I understand how upsetting this must be for you, but I’m here now. Sasha. Do you remember me? I’m dr. Montague, and I’m here to help you.

[ Softly ] Help me? You’re not yourself right now. You know that, don’t you? I promise you will be soon. I’m gonna make sure of that. Take her to the exam room, please.

[ Whispering ] You never said she would get this bad! Clearly, your daughter-in-law was much worse off than you led me to believe.

[ Normal voice ]

[ Scoffs ] What did you give her?! She hurt somebody — lucky she didn’t kill him — and she’s in so much pain now. I never meant her to suffer. Shut up, gladys. We both know what you meant to happen. You did your part. Now, I’ll do mine.

[ Door opens, closes ]

Hi. Hi. I… I know I promised that I wouldn’t come so soon. I am so glad you did. I really tried to keep my promise, I did. I know you wanted to feel more settled, but I had to see you. I miss you. I miss you so much. I miss you. So, here I am. And you look so beautiful. Way too beautiful for a place like this. I talked to sam. Scout’s determined to come visit you asap. Mm. [ Chuckles ] Well, you know scout. When she sets her mind on something, you can’t change it. Yeah. The last time that I was locked in a cell, I had etched her name in the wall, and it’S… it’s what kept me alive, but now I’ve got so much more to live for. And this place, it’s better than crete, right? Cyrus: Take the book. Don’t throw it away before you peruse its pages. You’ll find its lessons very useful. Drew? What’s wrong? Joss. Other people were at the pool when the shooting happened, okay? Anna devane, for one. And the police aren’t even certain that curtis wasn’t the target.

I’m certain. Curtis was in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet was meant for sonny, okay? It could have been you. No. Dex, you already got shot working for sonny. What’s to say it’s not going to happen again? Because I have never had more to live for. I have never loved anyone as much as I love you. I’m not going to give that up. You have every right to be concerned. Tj is absolutely right, but you don’t wanna put too much stress on yourself right now. Stop. That’s gonna make it — stop! I can’t feel my legs! I need you two to stop talking to me like family. You’re doctors, I’m a patient. Why can’t I feel my legs?! I understand how concerned you are at the moment, but you’ve just come through very extensive spinal surgery. Honestly, you’re lucky to be alive. The bullet fragments I removed were lodged very close to your spine. You were under heavy sedation during the procedure. Every patient’s body reacts differently when that wears off. So the anesthesia is why I can’t feel my legs.

[ Sighs ] That’s one of the possibilities, mr. Ashford. Curtis, okay? Curtis. Now, please, cut it to me straight, doc.

[ Sighs ] What are the other possibilities? I still need to look at some of the test results and scans that we took after the surgery, and then I’ll be able to better answer your questions, curtis. I’ll leave you with your family now.

[ Door opens, closes ] Oh. [ Sniffles ] Did you hear what dr. Barnsdall said? Very few people would have even survived that surgery, uncle.

[ Sniffles ] If aunt stella was here, I-I think she would call it a miracle, right? Mm-hmm.

[ Exhales sharply ] A miracle. I am here to see my client, sasha gilmore. And, yes, I know that sasha was formerly represented by martin grey, but he asked me to take over when he was called away. Isn’t he back? He is, but maxie felt that sasha needed… a killer shark. …Compassion and complete dedication. I will take care of everything, and I know why you’re here. And, no, you may not interrogate my client in her current state. My daughter-in-law is not a criminal. You — you — you saw how gentle she was. She — she just needs a little psychological help, that’s all. They — they — they go easy in cases like these, don’t they? God! I know you. You’re… you’re dr. Montague. Very good, sasha. Do you know why you’re here? For more of those pills you gave me? No. Those pills would have helped you, but I warned you not to take too many. N-no, I-I… I only took three pills a day, like you — like you told me. What’s this? Looks like blood. Soon, all of your questions will be answered. What? No! No. Wh-what’s that?! No. Ow–

[ Whimpers ] I really respect you, sonny. You’re a powerful man, and you put such a high value on family. Nothing more important than family. No, absolutely. So, um, let me try and put your mind at ease. I haven’t spent a lot of time with avery, but the little time that I have spent with her, she’s lovely. And I-I-I think that she looks at me and sees me as not just her mom’s friend, but maybe her friend a little, as well. Avery sees the good in everybody. That’s wonderful. She get that from you?

[ Chuckles lightly ] Is that a trait she’s inherited from you, sonny? I always give people a chance. Just the one? What happens if people disappoint you? What happens when you lose a patient? Well, I think I can speak for every doctor in the world when I say that it’s, uh… it’s very hard to lose a patient. You just got to move forward. It’s sad, but some people are beyond helping. You just got to move on.

Please talk to us, sweetheart. I understand what the doctor was saying.

[ Sighs ] I am lucky to be alive. And I’m grateful for everything that everyone here at the hospital has done for me.

[ Sighs ] But I want to walk out of this hospital on my own, and if that’s not going to happen — that’s not what dr. Barnsdall said, uncle curtis. Yet. No one can walk right after spinal surgery. Portia’s right.

[ Sniffles ] Patients going through the same kind of surgery can take weeks before they’re able to walk. Mm-hmm. How long ’til they felt their legs again?

[ Cellphone beeps ] Okay, go. I-I know you got a job to do, man. I’m sorry. I’ll be back as soon as I can, okay?

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Exhales deeply ] It’s gonna be okay. Yes, it will. Once I get my life back. All of it. Look, I take no pleasure in sasha’s current predicament, but cody bell’s the real victim here. Oh, come on, robert. We both know there was no intent. Sasha never meant to hurt the guy. She stabbed him with a paring knife. It’s well documented that sasha has not, shall we say, been herself ever since losing her baby and her husband. And might I point out that heather webber, who actually killed sasha’s husband, came perilously close to killing yours truly, so I would think you would have a little more…

[ Stammers ] I’m not here to persecute your client, diane. Good. Why are you here? Well, after maxie spoke to you, she then called her uncle robert. Ah. So maxie asked you to look out for sasha to make sure that she was treated fairly. Who’d have thunk it, you and I on the same team? Ha, ha, ha, ha.

[ Elevator dings ] Shall we? Yep.

[ Clears throat ] Sasha. I can’t get this off. Don’t worry about that. We’ll take care of that later. Now… tell me what you remember. There was a pool. Yes, yes. What happened at the pool? Gladys was there. And he grabbed her by the wrist. Who grabbed your mother-in-law? It was him. I saw him. H-he — he tried to ruin my life. He gave me drugs, and he — who was it, sasha? Who do you think you saw at the pool? No, I don’t think. I-I know. I saw him. He — he grabbed gladys, and I knew I had to stop him. I had to stop cyrus renault!

[ Breathing shakily ] I don’t understand. Cyrus is a murderer. I just assumed you would be separated from people like him. Where did you run into him? He found me. He wants to make me a “fisher of men.” Cyrus renault? Well, what good is a messiah complex without disciples? He’s recruiting. Did you tell him to go to hell? Better yet, you have to tell the guards. You do. We don’t know what kind of sick game cyrus is playing. You gotta stay away from him. You do not want to get on his bad side. Carly, you don’t have to worry about me. What are you talking about? You just told me some maniac has you in his sights, and you — you don’t want me worrying about you? I got this. I can take care of myself, carly. He knows not to make a move on me. I know all the training you’ve had, but you don’t know how many men cyrus has under his control. You can’t fight everyone. It’s okay. It’s not okay!

[ Softly ] We have to find some way to protect you. Carly, it’s taken care of.

[ Normal voice ] How? And by who? Your ex-husband.

[ Chuckles ] Sonny, you’re incorrigible. Uh, his bark is worse than his bite. The doctor here knows I was joking, right?

[ Laughter ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, me too, right? Nina: Very well. Um… you’ll have to excuse me. Oh. Something I gotta take — problem? No, not at all, just A… occupational hazard. I’ll be right back. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ] “Occupational hazard”? Alright, here we go. Nina: Okay, ava. You know — no, no, don’t get me wrong. Austin, he’s a very nice guy. Little awkward, but very nice, and there’s some kind of chemistry there, but as a couple, I don’t really see it. Yeah, you could say that. It really was. Super awkward. Lunatic walks into a restaurant, having lunch with sonny corinthos — not great. So, mason, I guess the question is, what the hell are you going to do about it? Dr. Barnsdall. Were you able to review all of curtis’ latest test results? Yes, and the final scans we took after his surgery. And? Will my uncle ever be able to walk again?

So sonny has people watching your back, huh? You don’t sound completely surprised by that. Vintage sonny. To protect me? Sonny knows that you’re a good guy, and deep down, he knows you’re good for me. Sonny and I will always be family, and at the end of the day, nothing’s more important to sonny than family. Huh. So is this his way of welcoming me into the family?

[ Laughs ] I wouldn’t go that far. Hmm. But I don’t care, I’m glad he’s doing it. Well, I’m glad he’s doing it, too, if it keeps you from worrying. I’m still gonna worry. I just want you to come home. Nothing’s more important. I’m working on that. So, what else is going on? Uh, willow came home. Really? Yeah. That’s great. It is great. And the only reason she’s okay, because you rescued liesl. The only reason willow’s okay is because of you. Well, that doesn’t ma– I’m just happy that she’s home where she belongs. I bet you’re planning a big party for her at the house already, aren’t you? What? What’s going on? Nothing. Hey. I know you, carly. I love you. Tell me what it is. Sweetheart, what you need right now is rest. And I will be right back, I promise you. What I need is you here, but I also need to tell you something before the doctor comes back. Curtis, we’ll have plenty of time to talk later. See, that’s where you’re wrong. Time is the one thing that we’re never sure that we have. When I came to find you at the pool, I just had a conversation with sam. And she said something that I didn’t think was important at the time, and now I can’t forget it. What did she say? She said, “you never have enough time with the people you love.” And she was right. And I realized how much time I was wasting, and I came to find you. No. No, I-I’m not sorry that I went to the pool looking for you. I’m only sorry that I never got to say what I went to say. No, unh-unh. No. My daughter-in-law is in no condition to be hounded by lawyers right now. You might be sasha’s guardian, but you’re not her gatekeeper, gladys. I’m assuming she’s in there? She’s getting the treatment she needs from her shrink. I’ll handle this. Okay, I’m sure you mean well, but she is in really bad shape, and if you make her more upset, I swear I’ll — you’ll do what? What will you do, gladys? Hmm? Word to the wise — never, ever threaten me. Robert: Diane. 10 minutes, max. Thank you, robert. Excuse me. Cyrus was gonna hurt gladys like he hurt me, and I couldn’t let that happen, so I-I saw the knife, and I picked it up — sasha, stop right there. Not one more word.

[ Door closes ] And you. Turn off that recording device right now. Austin and i have only had a few dates. Of course you don’t see us as a couple. Well, on the plus side, he’s nothing like nikolas. Yeah, well, that’s for sure. He is very — alive? What? Well, don’t get me wrong, you and nikolas, you had some connection and chemistry and… but nikolas always seemed like he was brooding and he was always serious all the time to me. At least austin — I don’t know, he’s mysteriously expressive.

[ Chuckles ] Yes, well, he’s — he’s definitely more alive. Well, he’s very attentive to his patients, because that guy earlier, gordon, was hostile, and he — you know, austin could’ve blown him off, but he took the time to, you know, deal with the problem. Well, what happened when you went out after him? I’m pretty sure… that his patient… understands the situation.

[ Door opens ] Uh, okay.

[ Laughter ] What did I miss? Oh, uh, sonny was just complimenting your bedside manner, but I’d say I’m a much better gauge of that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Gladys, I’m in the middle of something. No, sonny, it’s sasha. She’s been arrested. What the hell for? She’s getting a psych evaluation at G.H. Right now. [ Stammers ]

[ Grunts ] Alright, I’ll be right there. Wait, what’s going on? Uh, sasha’s in trouble. I gotta go to G.H. Well, I’m going with you. I, uh — I’m so sorry. No, no, no. Go. Please go. Yeah, I hope everything’s alright. Okay, we’ll talk about moving on with the nanny and all that. Uh-huh, yeah.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ] Well… disaster averted. For now. It’s my turn.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Don’t answer.

[ Scoffs ] You know I have to. Boss. I know it’s your day off, but something came up. What do you need? Surveillance. Port charles grill. Austin gatlin-holt.

I love the sentiment. I really, really do. But are you saying that if you hadn’t spoken to sam, you wouldn’t — it’s — you know what? It’s done. We’re here. And what I want you to know right now is, no matter what happens, my feelings for you won’t change. And once I’m back on my feet… and you will be. You will be. But I need you to listen to your doctors. And your wife.

[ Chuckles ] I just want you to relax and let your body heal as much as possible. I’m feeling stronger by the minute. Good. That’s what I like to hear. And I-I just — I gotta go check on a patient really quickly, but, I promise you, I’ll be right back.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Door opens ]

[ Breathing heavily ] As you can see, doctor, we were successful in removing the bullet and every fragment. You always do good work, dr. Barnsdall. But was it enough? There’s really nothing for you to worry about. Something is going on. It’s the financial penalty from the sec, isn’t it, carly? I can handle it, alright? I don’t want you even thinking about it. I don’t want

you thinking about it. That was a huge fine. I don’t want this weighing you down on top of everything else. Look, it’s really simple. I can sell aurora. No, you can’T. No, you can’t, because diane made it crystal clear that I can’t accept anything from you, michael, or sonny. I could be hit with even a bigger fine, or worse.

[ Sighs ] Well, diane knows what she’s talking about. Yeah. Did she come up with a plan b? Anything? She did — she did, but she said it’s gonna take a while, and it doesn’t matter because I-I have resources, okay? Tell me you’re not selling the house. The house is too big for me. It’s not just a house, carly. That’s — that’s your home. It was a home I had with sonny. I mean, come on, yeah, I have a lot of great memories of the kids growing up there, but those memories aren’t gonna go away just because I sell the house. I want to focus on the future and getting you out of here and sharing that future with you, and no piece of real estate’s going to change that. There’s nothing I can say to change your mind, is there? I have to do this. I mean, come on. Life is too fragile to wait around. You think you have everything under control, you think the people you love are safe, and then just like that… what? What happened? Do you really have to go? I think you already know the answer. Okay, but, I mean, it’s your day off. What could be so important? It — no big deal, nothing dangerous, just a little surveillance work. Well, if it’s not important, then why can’t we just go back to your place right now? As much as I want that, I made a choice when I decided to work for sonny. I thought I was the choice you made. Mm. Best ever. Most important ever. Right now, I have to go to work, and you need to finish that mystery. I love this book. I know. And the minute the job is done, I promise, I’ll — soon, please. As soon as it’s done. I can’t tell.

[ Chuckles ] I mean… did sonny think I was okay, or does he hate me? I don’t know, but when he decides, believe me, you’ll know. How do you think it went? I don’t know. Sonny plays everything so close to the vest, and when it comes to avery, though, he — he — he’s not gonna take any chances. You know, sonny doesn’t need to worry about me with avery. I love kids. That’s good, ’cause he said something that he really does mean — family is the most important thing. H-he lives by that. Is he like that with all your lovers? Oh, sonny, thank you so much for coming. Where’s sasha? She’s in there. Diane’s with her. How dare you barge in and interrupt while I’m evaluating a patient. Get out! I’m not going anywhere. I’m diane miller, and I’m sasha’s attorney, and that trumps your title any day of the week, and don’t you turn that recorder on again. Sasha. Hi, honey. Do you remember me? Hmm? Diane. Diane. Diane, yes. I’m your attorney, sweetheart. I helped you once before, and I’m gonna help you again. But dr. Montague said — no, no, no, no, no, no. You don’t pay any attention to dr. Montague. You just look right at me, and you don’t say one more word, okay? Unfortunately, you’re a little too late, ms. Miller. She already told me more than enough. This doesn’t make any sense. Why would sasha stab cody bell? Uh, it — it was obvious she wasn’t herself. I mean, she would never hurt anyone. Mnh-mnh. Something made her do it. Like what? I’m sorry? What made her do it, gladys? Where are you going?

Damn it!

[ Sobs ]

[ Breathing heavily ] No. Mnh-mnh.

[ Crying ] Please don’t say it!

[ Sobbing ] No! I’m not a shrink. How should I know what’s wrong with sasha? First, there was the shoplifting, now she stabs cody.

[ Stammers ] Your own journalist was there. She saw the whole thing. I-I did. I talked to elyse on the way here, and she said it came out of nowhere.

[ Stammering ] Exactly. But it doesn’t make any sense. When she was on home & heart and someone did that horrible mind game on her, she handled it. Yeah, I-I saw her a few weeks ago, and I told her that she was ready to be on her own — to end your guardianship. What changed, gladys? What changed? Ms. Miller. Police brought ms. Gilmore in for a psych evaluation. As her lawyer, I’m sure you understand what that entails and what my responsibilities are. I’m sorry, but at this point, my hands are tied. I just got off a call with judge palmer. And? Robert, please. Let me tell them. Sasha needs help. She’s being sent to ferncliff hospital for the criminally insane. I need to make something very clear, okay? What’s that? We are not a couple, and we — and we’re definitely not “lovers.” What happened at wyndemere makes us exactly lovers. Makes nothing. Makes us nothing. We’re nothing. I ju– I had A… I had a little moment of weakness, you know? I’ve — I’ve regretted it ever since. I’ve only regretted that we haven’t done it again since.

[ Groans ] You know, you have an inflated opinion… of your sexual prowess. And I assume, as a doctor, you have a need for that hand that’s creeping up my thigh? You wouldn’T. You didn’t answer my question. Sonny — he’s a jealous guy? Oh. Sonny doesn’t care who I sleep with, as long as it doesn’t negatively impact avery. Good to know. I’m assuming that you sang my praises when I was away from the table.

[ Chuckles ] And what — what — what praises might those be? Your gymnastics in bed? Oh, thank you.

[ Chuckles ] Your willingness to help bury dead husbands? I told sonny as little as possible about you, and then only what I thought he would actually believe. Then how come he didn’t buy it? Carly, what happened? Curtis was shot. What?! Is — no, no. He’s in the hospital. How bad is it? It was touch and go. I heard this morning he’s out of surgery, he’s in recovery, but I don’t know his condition. Who shot him? They don’t know. It was at the metro court pool. Was anybody else hurt? No. No, luckily. Thank god. I don’t get it. I mean, who would want to kill curtis? The pcpd isn’t sure he was the target.

[ Grunts ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Morning. I told you I wouldn’t be long. Glad you’re back.

[ Chuckles ] Could you, uh, make sure they schedule for me that therapy session as soon as possible? Sweetheart, it’s way too soon for something like that, okay? Oh, it’s never too soon. Look, I am not going to sit in this bed and wait around for another miracle. I know it’s gonna take hard work, but I am here for it. Because no matter what it takes, I am going to walk and stand up on my own two legs. And who knows? You know, someday, I can take you in my arms, and we can dance the night away again. What do you think about that?

[ Voice breaking ] I absolutely love it. Yeah. There’s something that — that I-I want to tell you. Okay, what’s — what’s wrong?

[ Sniffles ] Dr. Barnsdall, he got the latest tests and scans back, and he consulted with three other surgeons… …and none of them think that you’ll be able to walk again.

I’m so sorry. I promise you, as soon as I know anything about curtis, I will get that information to you. Thank you. You said that — that portia was with him. Do you know who else was out there? Uh, your attorney — zeke, jordan ashford, dante, anna, and sonny. Well, um… curtis is such a good man. They’d better find out who did this. Yeah. Time’s up. I will come back as soon as I can. Seeing you makes everything better. I love you. I love you.

[ Exhales deeply ] Doctors have been wrong before. And this isn’t a death sentence. You know, we almost lost you. We almost lost you for good. And dr. Barnsdall said that there’s no reason that you can’t live an absolutely normal — portia, stop. Stop. Just stop. But we all love you, honey, no matter what.

[ Sobs quietly ] I need some time. Of course. Of course you do, yeah. Alone. I understand.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Sniffles, sobs ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello? This is josslyn jacks. Who’s this? Excuse me? Wha– what are you talking about? You need to understand, sonny — he rarely makes snap judgments, but when he does, look out. So you don’t think that he’s judged me yet? No, probably not. But I-I think I managed to convince him that he has nothing to worry about with you spending time around avery. Hmm. Well, he’s not the only one that can read people, and I get the distinct feeling that he’s on to us. Nina:

[ Softly ] Sasha.

[ Whimpers ]

[ Breathing heavily ] I was — I was a patient at ferncliff. It’s horrible. I promise you, I will fight this tooth and nail. She’s going to a good place, right? It’s exactly where your daughter-in-law should be. She’ll get all the help she needs. Isn’t that what we all want?

[ Elevator dings ] I’m sorry. Can I just say one thing to her? Sasha. Can you hear me? I know you’re in there. Listen to me, okay? You’re not alone. You understand? You’re not alone. Thank you.

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