GH Transcript Wednesday, July 26, 2023

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To ask this mason character has something on you. Some kind of leverage. What is it?

[ Sighs ] What does he know that I don’t?! Mason knows that I killed nikolas. Sonny… say something. He didn’t disappear. Nikolas is dead, you killed him? Yeah. I killed him. Busted, lady. Well, it was worth it.

[ Both chuckle ] Aren’t you supposed to be asleep right now? I tried, but I couldn’T.

[ Chuckles ] No? I’m too happy to sleep. Okay, good. I’m glad she’sgetting the rest that she needs. And tell her that I’ll see her when she gets home tomorrow. Okay? And that I love her. I love you, too, krissy. Bye. How’s molly? She’s doing okay. Yeah? Yeah, she’s a little banged up, but luckily, that’s it. It could have been a lot worse. I was gonna go to G.H. To check on her, but kristina insists that she has everything under control. Mm-hmm. I’m glad they made up before the accident. Yeah. You’re a good sister.

[ Chuckles ] Well, what about you? You were supposed to be home two hours ago. I know. You look wiped. I am. But you know what? What? I’ll have a shower and then you’ll recognize me again. Oh, really? Yeah. Okay. Maybe you’ll like me.

[ Both chuckle ] That’s good. I will grab us a beer, and then when you get down, you can remind me who you are. Sounds good. Okay.

[ Knock on door ] Hi. I know you told me not to come because the ac is out, but I’m here. Did you really think that I… well, if you told me not to come, then who exactly were you expecting? Portia: What did you say? I said let me go, portia.

[ Monitor beeping ] I-I don’t understand. Literally, let…me go. I think you’re talking crazy. I’m not gonna let you go. It’s not your decision, it’s mine. No, no, mnh-mnh. No, no. Y-you don’t know what you’re saying right now. You have — I know exactly what I’m saying! I don’t want to see you again. What did you do with the body? Uh, well… his body disappeared. No, he didn’t go into the water. Mason has nikolas’ body. He has the evidence, sonny, and he’s blackmailing me. If I don’t do anything he wants, he’ll expose me. That’s not gonna happen.

Do you I…I aghim in the face and, try nervive pain relieving roll-on. I was so mad at nikolas when he told me that he got esme pregnant. Yeah, well, I punched him in the face once he told me. His — his own son’s girlfriend. Well, spencer hated it for him, too. And when he got the idea to file for custody of ace, I…I agreed to help him. By killing his father? No.

[ Chuckles ] No. Nikolas foolishly recorded a confession claiming responsibility for esme’s death. I mean, she went over the turret right here, and she obviously survived, but I still had the recording. I gave it to spencer. So he can blackmail his father. Exactly. And when nikolas found out about it, he went crazy. He came after me. And he told me that he was gonna take avery away from me. Bastard. And it broke me, you know? I lost kiki. I will never lose avery. I will do anything. I will do whatever I have to do to protect her. She is my life. Oh, I say, I love that you are a night owl. I mean, I love when you’re lying in bed when I get home, too, but I-I like that you were here waiting for me when I got home. Mm. Before you flatter yourself too much, I was not just worried about molly, but I’m also working on a case. Well, ouchy.

[ Chuckles ] Wait, why were you home so late? Well, you first. Sasha and cody, of course. Oh. Yeah, I’ve been thinking about that, too. And I know you said cody said sasha called him cyrus before she stabbed him, but that doesn’t make any sense, right? Well, and now she’s under lock and key at ferncliff. Hmm. I get a feeling you seem to have a suspicion as to why that all happened? Mm-hmm. Gladys. Mm. Remember when we ran into them at the hospital? Sasha said that she was ready to end her guardianship with gladys. Yeah. Well, I could tell that gladys wasn’t totally on board with that, and, of course, she denied it. And why was gladys so hell-bent on getting cody arrested and sent to prison? And do you think it’s just a coincidence that gladys sold brando’s garage to a holding company controlled by selina wu? You caught me. Better hurry. He’ll be here soon.

[ Chuckles ] “He”? The super. It’s not just my ac that’s out. It’s the power in the whole building. No, the lights in the hall… are on auxiliary batteries. Oh. Yeah. First scorching day of the year, and everybody turns their ac on full blast. The wiring in this old building can’t take it. Well, how long until the super fixes it? Usually takes him a few hours. Hmm. Well… I kind of like the candles. Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm. How about the heat? I’m sure we could find some way to deal with it. But first, I need to know what’s going on. The only reason I didn’t want you to come is because of the heat. Dex, I haven’t heard from you in 32 hours. You counted the hours? You left me alone at the metro court pool yesterday because sonny called you. He had a job for you on your day off, and you said it would be a very safe, simple task. And then I don’t hear from you until an hour ago. I mean, what’s going on? It was just a surveillance job. It took longer than I expected. Dex, I know there’s more. Please tell me. I found a dead body tonight. Is this the kind of wild night you had in mind when you agreed to marry me? It’s better. All right. What about you?

[ Exhales deeply ] Well, being here together, folding our kids’ laundry — who would have thought something like this could be so perfect? It was one of the things I thought about when I was waiting for the bone marrow transplant. You thought about folding laundry?

[ Chuckles ] I know it’s silly because of all the big important things, but the little things like this that I may never get to do, it’s one of the things that kept me up at night. I took comfort thinking about being with you and our kids. Doing the little things somehow gave me hope.

[ Exhales deeply ] And I didn’t want to close my eyes because I thought I may never open them again. But I couldn’t sleep tonight because I know now that I’m going to live. And I never want to miss a single moment like this. I think this is too much, too soon. It’s only your second day of recovery since your surgery, so… this is not about the surgery. This is not about recovery. But you’re asking me to leave you, and I-it just doesn’t make any sense. I’m not asking. And I’m not leaving. I’m your wife. On paper, maybe. But we never consummated the marriage, so an annulment should be no problem. Oh, oh, really? An annulment? No, I’m not giving you an annulment. Honey, I know you’re hurting right now, but I-I love you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Did you love me when you found out that I kissed jordan? Oh, don’t do that, please. Huh? No, no, no. Did you love me when you couldn’t stand to look at me for weeks on end? Oh. When is the last time we even spoke to each other before I became curtis, the victim? Curtis… and when we did speak, what did we say, portia? We had an issue. Yes. I wanted to make sure you didn’t have feelings for your ex-wife!

[ Sighs ] But when I saw you laying by the pool a-a-and I thought that I might lose you, honey, I made sure — you thought what? What, what? You thought, “oh, this poor sucker needs me now”? Well —

[ Scoffs ] Well, I got news for you — I don’T. I don’t need your pity.

am I seeing something that’s not here? Well, it’s not like gladys is some kind of criminal mastermind. I mean, brando’s garage is sitting there waiting to be sold, and maybe selina wu offered the most money for it. Mm, then what about when cody and spinelli tried to bluff gladys into changing her witness statement? Spinelli said that gladys wasn’t budging until selina wu stepped in and broke things up. Selina takes gladys aside, and then she changes her — her witness statement and drops the charges against cody? Hm. Coincidence? Well, there might be a connection, but does that mean that gladys has anything to do with sasha stabbing cody? I mean, unless you got some proof. I don’t like her.

[ Laughs ] I don– I-I don’T. I don’t, either. She just rubs me the wrong way. And I know… before you say it, I know as a pi, I should never let my personal feelings get in the way of a case, but I don’t like her, and I get the feeling that sonny doesn’t like her, either. And maybe he only tolerates her because of… mike and then brando. And now sasha. Yes. Well, you know how sonny is with family. Yeah. And you weren’t there when mike went through his worst with alzheimer’S. It killed sonny, seeing his father suffer that way. So maybe that made him more tolerant of gladys. It’s possible. Okay. So on one hand, out of nowhere, sasha stabs cody, and then on the other hand, gladys hates cody, tries to get him arrested and sent to prison for stealing a bracelet and then forms this relationship with selina? I am desperate to make a connection. Well, you’re not the only one. You told me last night in the icu room that you came to the metro court pool because of something that sam said. That you never get enough time to spend with the ones that you love. You told me that you loved me. I was on heavy medication. I didn’t think — never mind. You didn’t think? You didn’t think what? You didn’t think that there was a possibility that you might never walk again? Is that what you didn’t think? That’s not what I was gonna say.

[ Sighs ] You got a devastating prognosis last night. You really did. And I had to deliver it to you. And I’ve had to do that before with other patients, and they all react differently. But some of them react the same way that you did — going on the internet, looking at all these worst-case scenarios. A-and it just left them feeling like — why don’t you stop telling me how I’m supposed to feel? I’m trying to explain something to you, that you’re not the only spinal surgery patient to react this way. But, babe, you couldn’t be more wrong about why I’m here. I-I-I don’t pity you.

[ Sighs ] Honey, I’m here because I love you. Just — just… please. …Stop. Just stop. No, no, no, no. Because you feel like you’re alone right now, and I get it, but you’re not alone because I’m here. I’m right here. You, me, and trina. We’re gonna do this. We’re gonna face it. We’re gonna face it together. There is no way in hell that’s happening. I saw this man leaving the hospital. He matched the description of a guy sonny told me had been harassing austin the night before. I mean, that might have been who austin was talking to when elizabeth caught me outside his office. So I-I called sonny, decided to follow him, and when I got outside, I found his body in the alley. Wait, so sonny had you following austin, and then he had a meeting with some guy in his office, and a few minutes later, he was dead? Yeah.

[ Exhales sharply ] Joss. Aren’t you gonna ask me? Ask you what? If I killed him. He was enraged. He was — he was so full of hatred…

[ Sighs heavily ] …And he said that by giving spencer that recording, I had taken his baby away from him, and I-I tried to reason with him. You know, I did. But he said that he was gonna take avery away from me. He said he was a cassadine and there were places he could go where I would never find her. And then the last thing he said was, “I will tell avery that you said goodbye,” and he started to leave. Don’t you see, sonny? I had to stop him. How’d you stop him? There was a little statue on the table. Without thinking, I grabbed it, and I… I hit him. And he fell. And he was… dead.

[ Exhales deeply ] All right, you gotta tell me how this mason guy fits in here.

You said that you wanted to know more about trina. You said that you wanted to get to know her better. You said that — will you stop telling me about what I said before and listen? Listen to what I’m saying now. I will not be a burden to trina. In fact… I think it’s best if I don’t see her again.

[ Scoffs ] Our daughter was sitting outside that icu room for 24 hours straight! She was desperate, desperate to hear any word about how her father was doing. And she broke down to me, curtis. She broke down when she told me that the first words that you said after waking up were, “where’s my daughter?” You have no idea how much that meant to her. She wants to be here. She wants to help you. She wants to support you. Parents are supposed to support their children, not the other way around. Just because I’m trina’s father does not mean that she should be stuck nursing a pathetic man in a wheelchair. Do you know how many people have suffered the same kind of injury that you’ve had? And much worse. Some of them are in a wheelchair. Yes, some of them, they’re not so lucky, but their lives are far from pathetic. They know that their lives — they might not be what they had once been, but they didn’t quit. They didn’t give up on their families. Is that what you’re gonna do? If you can’t be the father that you want to be for trina, then you’re not gonna be a father at all? I was checking to see if nikolas had a pulse. And just when I realized he didn’t, austin started banging on the door. You let him in? No. No, I tried to get rid of him, but he wouldn’t leave. I told him I had a business call and I sent him up here to wait. I went down and I got a wheelbarrow. I brought nikolas out to the tack room. I-I put him in a storage closet there and I locked the door and I turned around, and austin was standing there. He’d seen everything. And that’s when he blackmailed you? No. No, he helped me. You didn’t kill him. No, I-I didn’T. I just thought maybe you would think — you never would have told me anything if you had because you wouldn’t want to lie to me. And I know that you’re always gonna do everything in your power to protect me. Everything. Is the body still there? No. I called sonny and he told me to call the cops. What? I know. I was surprised, too. I figured he would tell me to walk away, but he didn’T. He told me to call the cops and tell them what happened. Why? I’m not sure. Maybe because it was right outside G.H., He thought maybe the surveillance cameras caught me. Maybe he wanted the body found for some reason. Either way, I’m sure he didn’t think the cop who showed up would be his son. What? Did dante hassle you? He questioned me, and I just told him exactly what sonny said to say. What — so — so dante thinks you killed this guy? You’re the one who called it in. Look, he’s just doing his job, okay? But, you know, he knows I work for sonny, and if any of sonny’s guys had called it in, he would have been suspicious.

[ Exhales deeply ] Yeah, I guess. He’s also very protective of you. I get that, but I don’t need protection from you. Dante loves his father, but he knows a lot of what sonny does… a lot of what I do… isn’t exactly legal. Maybe he’s just worried that I’ll drag you into it somehow. Nothing and nobody is ever gonna come between us. You helped me so much. Your love was so important. Doctors talk about patients having the will to live. That’s what you and the kids gave me. Yeah, well, you fought so hard. Because of you and wiley and amelia, and because I was so determined to have moments like this.

[ Sighs ] And deep down, I knew I might not win that battle, but I also knew that if I didn’t, wiley and amelia would be okay. Because they had you, a father who would love them, put them first, and protect them. You know, when you wanted to talk about a future without you, I had to — I had to make myself say the things I knew you wanted to hear. I remember it was hard for you. Yeah, I mean, I knew we had to talk it through. And you were weak, and I had to reassure you, but never in my heart could I ever accept losing you. Maybe it was denial or me clinging to hope, but I just — I couldn’T… couldn’t imagine life without you. And now I don’t have to. So you’re basically saying you were right all along? I usually am.

[ Chuckles ] Why don’t you start off by telling me why you were home late? Someone reported a dead body in the alley outside of G.H. Gross. Any witnesses? Uh, one, and he was sort of cooperative and gave a, you know, pretty convincing story. Story? Yeah. Sounds like you’re not convinced. Mnh-mnh. Do you know the guy? Dex heller. Oh. Yeah. You know, one of sonny’s guys… you know, finds a dead body in an alleyway, wouldn’t you think his first call is to… to sonny. Right. And then what do you think sonny tells him to do, walk away, probably, right? But in this case, he told him to call the cops. Why would he do that? Well, was there an id on the body? Yeah, but that’s — you know, that’s on a need-to-know basis. A need-to-know basis, okay. Need-to-know basis. So this, on top of cody getting stabbed… I think maybe we need a little distraction. Yeah. Maybe we can distract each other. Oh, I think I like where you’re heading with this.

[ Knock on door ] Mnh-mnh. Go away! I think they’re gonna go away right now.

[ Knocking continues ] Okay.

[ Knocking continues ]

[ Groans ] Get it. Damn it.

[ Knocking continues ] Whoo!

[ Clears throat ] Dude. Whoa. What’s going on, man? You okay? Whoa! Whoa.

They hit the ball off the tee, so after you hit the ball, what do you do? Run. Yes. So many of his teammates, they hit the ball off the tee, but they forget to run afterwards. Oh. Randy thomas didn’t run after he hit the ball and he got out. Out isn’t good. Nope. Well, I can’t wait to see you hit the ball and run the bases. You don’t have to come. I want to. But it’s all dirty, and some of the kids might have germs, and I don’t want you to get sick again. Bud, you are so amazing to be so concerned about your mom, but she is getting stronger every single day. Mm-hmm. The doctor told me my immune system is getting stronger, too. That’s what fights off the nasty germs. So I might not be able to come to your game next week or the week after, but I will definitely be there before the season is over. Yay! I’ll have my dad and my mom there. Yes, you sure will. But, you know, for right now, it is getting very, very late, so finish your cookie and then you got to go back to bed, okay? It’s not fair. Why do I have to sleep when everyone else is awake? Well, no, amelia is —

[ Amelia crying ] Uh-oh.

[ Chuckles ] You’re trina’s mom. You shouldn’t want her tied down with me, either. She’s a young woman in college. You should be encouraging her to get out there and live her life. You can still be a part of her life, curtis. You’re still here. I can’t move my legs, okay? I don’t know if I’ll ever walk again. I’m not the man that you fell in love with, and I’m damn sure not the man that helped save trina from victor cassadine. And I can’t be anything less! It’s just gonna be different. How?! That’s all. Pity? No. Consolation? Support? I don’t want any of that, least of all from my daughter. All we want to do is we just want to be there for you. Yeah, but I’m the one that’s living this! If you really want to help… you’ll walk out that door right now and you won’t look back. Why would austin want to help you after finding you with nikolas’ body? He tried to get me to call the cops. But I convinced him that they would never believe me that it was an accident. Everybody knew how angry I was with nikolas. That’s for sure. After a while, austin agreed to keep quiet. And we decided that — that we would leave nikolas there in the storage closet and decide what to do later. After that, so much happened. Laura showed up here looking for nikolas, and I realized I-I had to find a way to convince everybody that he had left town. And then I had to go to curtis and portia’s wedding. I couldn’t afford to raise suspicions at all. And all the while, uh, nikolas’ body is — is in the storage closet. Yeah. Wow. Austin and I agreed to meet after the wedding. We decided that we would bury nikolas in the pine barrens. It seemed like the safest place. But that was the night that — that ryan and heather showed up and all hell broke loose. Austin was hooked, and I shot ryan. Esme gave birth to nikolas’ baby, and heather was — I get it, I get it, I get it. It was a complicated night.

[ Laughs ] Yes, yes, yes. It certainly was. And then the cops came and were swarming the island looking for clues as to exactly what happened, and it wasn’t long before they started to search the tack room. And they found a locked storage closet. Austin and i were there. We were jumping out of our skin. I tried to stall them. I told them I didn’t have a key, and… that wasn’t a problem for dante, though. He pried the door open with a crowbar. And no nikolas. At first, I thought maybe I didn’t kill him after all. But then a few weeks later, mason started toying with us. He said that he had followed austin out to the island that night, and he had seen everything. And took nikolas’ body. With my dna all over it. He’s been blackmailing me ever since. To spy on me. What are you doing out of the hospital? I, um — I checked myself out. Okay, well, we’ll check you right back in. Yeah, I’m gonna call G.H. No, no, no, no. No doctors, no hospital. What — you’re in — you’re in rough shape. I’m — I’m okay. I just overdid it a little. We’re taking you back to G.H. No, look, look, I was in the hospital because sasha stabbed me. If I go back for the same reason, it’ll just be worse for sasha. I know she didn’t mean to hurt me. Look, you said it yourself, sam. None of this makes any sense.

[ Exhales sharply ] I’ll get the bandages. Are you sure you know what you’re doing? Trying to control my asthma felt anything but normal.Relief. Like it or not, curtis, you aren’t on your own. You are part of a family. A beautiful family. Your father, your aunt. That gorgeous daughter. And yeah, you got a wife. And we love you. We desperately care about you, and not because you run around and solve cases or because you come to the rescue when anyone needs you. It’s because of the man that you are. Your family loves you, I love you, and maybe… maybe I didn’t realize how much I loved you until I thought I was gonna lose you. But sam, she was right. You never get enough time to spend with the ones that you love. And, babe, you can’t know how much I-I regret the years that you and i spent apart. See? You —

[ Sighs ] You’re wrong there. I know exactly what it feels like, regretting time spent away from someone you love. Because of your lies… it cost me so much time with my daughter. Now it’s a real party. What do you think, wiley? Amelia is too young for cookies. Well, not for long. I know, and I promise to share with her when she’s big enough. Well, you are a great big brother. You’ll be all better by then, mom. I’ll be better long before then. Amelia is lucky. She won’t have to be scared. Were you scared when I was sick? When you went to the hospital, I was afraid you wouldn’t come home. Oh. I’m so sorry that you were scared. But I love you and your sister and your daddy so much. That’s why I knew I had to come home. And I’m not going anywhere, so you have no reason to be afraid now. Can I stay up all night?

[ Laughs ] All right, I’ll tell you what — you can stay up as long as amelia does. Yay! Stay awake, amelia.

[ Chuckles ] I told you, I’m not going back to the hospital.

[ Sighs ] Well, you need to understand something, man — sasha is already in ferncliff for what she did to you. You dying, that makes it worse for her, right? So — so leaving the hospital, obviously — maybe that wasn’t the best move. I know, I just thought that…

[ Grunts ] I don’t know, man. None of this makes any sense. I-I don’t disagree with you, cody, but sasha did stab you in front of a lot of witnesses. Her being at ferncliff is best for her and everyone else. She doesn’t belong there. Well, if that’s the case, they’ll figure that out. Sasha was doing so well, she was getting stronger, and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere… well, when a person is fragile — no, no, no, see, that’s the thing — she’s not fragile. She was doing so well, and then — and then — and then it just happened so fast, and I’d bet everything that I have that this has something to do with gladys. Well, it may, but nothing’s gonna get solved tonight. You need to rest up. You’re right. I’m sorry for crashing in on you guys. I’ll call a car service, get me back to the q’S. How’s this? Sweet. How about this? It’s perfect. You still look pretty hot, though. Is this better? Getting better and better. You look hot, too. Sonny: There you go. Ava: Oh. Thank you. I think you earned it. You’ve been through hell. Still there. I told you that mason wants all the information he can get about you and this — this pikeman company. I told him I couldn’t come up with anything. And that’s when he got the idea to replace avery’s nanny with this betty, and she said that if I don’t cooperate… they’re gonna hurt my mother. I think they already have her. Nothing’s gonna happen to delia. I don’t know if it’s gonna be that easy. And I know you’re powerful, sonny, but mason, he’s genuinely afraid of these people that he works for, so they got to be pretty powerful, too. Don’t worry about it. Okay, but remember the part where mason has nikolas’ body. Okay? Because I don’t want anything to happen to my mother, but I don’t want to go to prison, you know? You’re not gonna go to prison. Your mother’s gonna be safe. I’m gonna take care of everything. I promise.

Do you know what I’ve been thinking about for the last 24 hours that I’ve been stuck in this bed? Please, curtis, don’t do it. I’ve been thinking about what my life would have been like — today — if it weren’t for your lies. Even if I were stuck in a wheelchair, I would have known my daughter for 20 years now. 20 years you took from me! I’m sorry. I explained to you — so– sorry doesn’t matter now. Those years are gone… because of you. And I can never have ’em back. So right now, right now… …I don’t give a good damn if you’re determined to stay with me through guilt or pity or because you want the insurance money. It ain’t happening. Curtis — it ain’t happening. I don’t trust you. I don’t know you. And I don’t want you. Get out. Get out! I — I said get out! Get out.

[ Michael chuckles ] Do you find this deal memo as fascinating as I do? All right, hold on, this is the last one, and I promise we’re gonna go off to dreamland just like those two. Yeah. Your mother and brother are pretty amazing, aren’t they? So are you, little one. And your dad… well, he just happens to be the luckiest guy in the world. Hey, um, I’m — I’m sorry I got a friend who thinks he can just, you know, show up like that. Stop it. He needed his best friend. He’s lucky to have one like you. I-I know, I know, but, like, you know… just kind of bad timing ’cause we were in the middle of doing, like, a whole bunch of stuff. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Well, I think that he is gonna sleep really well tonight. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Yeah? So there’s no reason why we can’t pick up where we started. Mm. That’s, like, the second best idea.

[ Laughs ] Ooh! I love you. Sonny: I’m going to take care of everything. I promise. I hope you mean that, sonny. I need you to find somebody for me. Dead? Sure. Alive would be better.

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