GH Transcript Thursday, July 27, 2023

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mom, everything with kelly’s is under control. Yeah, the regulars from the waterfront are still coming in. Everything is great. Except I do have to have the guy come tomorrow and fix the freezer because it’s still leaking. And the bread was delivered two hours late, but I was able to work around that. I know, I know. I will figure it all out, I promise. I gotta go because we are busy. I love you. Bye. Alright.

[ Mumbling ]

[ Crying ] Hey. Oh. Hey. Uh… are you alright?

[ Chuckles ] No, of course you’re not alright. Is — is there anything I can do? No. No, no, finn. Um… I think it’s just… this whole thing with curtis, it’s like… it’s, like, really catching up with me, you know? And I’m not sure what to do.

[ Sobbing ]

[ Door opens ] Good morning, curtis.

[ Monitor beeping ] A-are you here as a nurse or my friend? Well, I hope you always see me as your friend, but I am working. I just need to check your vitals and update your chart. Okay. I don’t want to interfere with your job. And since you’re here in an official capacity, um, I have a favor to ask of you. I don’t want any visitors in my room. Especially trina and portia.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Hi. Could you tell me what time visiting hours are today? Hey, james! Come on, give it back! James, get — I’m sorry. Could you repeat that? Give me that! Mom, tell him to — okay. Thank you. Okay, that’s it! Oh, come on. He keeps taking my stuff! He started it. Both of you sit on the couch, separate ends. Sit. And don’t even think about looking at each other. I’m sorry for just showing up here in the middle of the night, guys. Hmm. You mean passing out on the doorstep? I was pretty bad, wasn’t I? Yeah. Yes. Well, thanks to you two, I’m feeling much better. Well, gotta say, you do look much better. I’m glad dante and I insisted that you stay here instead of going to the quartermaines’ last night. I think you left out some details, though. I’m really worried, man. About sasha? She doesn’t realize how much danger she’s in. Hello?! Hello? Can someone hear me? Hello?!

Do you want to tell us why you were more worried about sasha last night than you were your stab wound? Well, I’m not the one they hauled off to a place called ferncliff for the criminally insane. Yeah, that’s ’cause she stabbed you, man. Yeah, but she didn’t mean to. Right, she was disoriented. Doesn’t change what she did. Doesn’t excuse what she did. Yes, but she’s not insane, okay? She didn’t even know she was attacking me. She thought I was someone else. She kept calling me cyrus. Right. That’s why she’s at ferncliff. Dante. ‘Cause she needs help. She’s not well. No. No, no, no. Look, I’m not buying it. Something else is going on here. Hello? Is anyone there? Hello, sasha. I’m mandy. I’m a nurse practitioner who will be here to help you. There’s been a terrible mistake. I shouldn’t be here. I know. But you’re here to get some help. Where am I? You’re at ferncliff hospital. Do you remember being admitted? No. Why would I be brought to a hospital for the criminally insane? That — this doesn’t make any sense at all. I don’t belong here. C-can you please contact my family? Can you call my mother-in-law, gladys corbin? You know, grandpa mac is on his way here right now to take you guys to the pool, but if you don’t start behaving, I’m gonna have to call him and tell him to forget about it. And then you two are gonna spend the entire day in your room cleaning with no screen time. Georgie should clean the room. She hogs it with all her books and clothes. That is not true. I keep my stuff on my side of the room. I get no privacy with you. You’re the one always making the mess.

[ Knock on door ] Okay. Are james and georgie ready for our day at the pool? Thank god you’re here. Okay. Uh, bailey lou is with the sitter. Georgie and james can have one treat — one — at the pool. Uh, but no one’s going anywhere unless they clean up this apartment, so… bye. We got it handled. Yep. We ready for some fun? Hello, carly. Hello, nina. I’m glad that we’re running into each other. There’s something I wanted to say to you. Okay. What do you want? Do you work here? I own the place. Oh! Oh, wow. Really? Well, good for you. Well, you know, willow — she is back to her old self. She looks amazing, and that bone marrow transplant was a huge success. Yeah, I know. How do you know that? I was at the gatehouse yesterday visiting her. Hey.

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry for breaking down on you like that. No need to apologize. We all have breaking points, even doctors. Makes us human. Mm. Oh, look, elizabeth’s here. Curtis? Lucky first guess. Did you get a chance to see him today? I just came from his room. And how is he this morning? Um, emotionally speaking, he’s not the curtis I know. He wants to be alone and asked that I limit his visitors. And I bet you that includes me and trina. Right? Your names were mentioned, yes. You know, my husband has been shot and he’s recovering from spinal surgery, and he may never regain the use of his legs. And I’m not allowed to be in the room with him.

[ Crying ] I-I will, uh… I’ll leave the two of you alone.

[ Sobbing ] Oh, my god. I feel sorry for finn. I’m such a mess. Portia, what happened between you and curtis? You heard what curtis said. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with me.

Molly? Hey, I’m so sorry I’m late. I had an unexpected visitor last night, but I got snacks and your favorite — a mocha latte. Don’t apologize. I’m grateful you’re here, but you don’t have to wait on me and bring me coffee and groceries. Are you kidding me? You are my little sister. You had an accident, and it is my job to take care of you, and… I love you.

[ Door closes ] Alright, man, sam’s gone. Maybe you can level with me now. I have. Okay. But not completely. Right? I mean, why don’t you tell me why you’re so concerned about sasha? Why do you think there’s more to her breakdown? ‘Cause there is. Something’s off, man. Okay. Like what, man? I mean, I-I know she’s had a breakdown before. She suffered a lot of losses, and that’s left her in a very fragile state, I get that. Okay, we’ll see. Exactly. There’s a big difference between fragile and broken. Now, sasha was shaky, no question about it. But she didn’t try and hide it or cover it up. And she was on an upward trajectory. She was getting stronger every single time I saw her, and then all of a sudden, she just craters out of nowhere? Come on, detective. Doesn’t that sound suspicious to you? I’ve seen other patients who’ve been given a similar diagnosis behave the same way curtis is behaving — isolating himself from loved ones, thinking that he can do this all on his own. But this patient is your husband. And you’re also dealing with the shock of almost losing him. What you’re feeling right now is valid. You’re right. You’re right about that. But I think I have to face the fact that our marriage — it’s kind of part of the problem. Yeah, but you just said it yourself. Curtis is behaving like most patients who are facing the possibility of never walking again. Yes. Yes. But curtis and i were at odds when he was shot. So now — now he’s convinced himself that I’m acting out of pity or some sort of obligation and not out of love for him. And I-it just couldn’t be further from the truth. 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. Elizabeth, I’ve loved that man for over 20 years. I loved him when I didn’t even think I was ever gonna see him again. And our wedding vows — I took them very seriously, for better or for worse. But curtis — he just seems so determined to push me away.

[ Knock on door ] Hey. Curtis: Hey, doc. What you reading? I am researching spinal cord injuries, seeing if there’s hope. There’s always hope.

[ Sighs ] So what brings you in? I know it’s not a professional visit. I’m here as your friend, right? I mean, we are friends, remember? I mean, you got me through some pretty tough times, so I, um, just wanted to return the favor, you know, just let you know that I’m — I’m here for you, whatever you need. Well, I appreciate the gesture. You know, if you really want to be a friend… mm? …Just give me some space. Hmm. Well, you know, if anybody appreciates needing some space, it’s me. But as A… fellow addict in recovery, I know exactly what you’re going through. You just can’t help yourself, can you? What don’t you understand about giving willow some time and space and letting her reach out to you when she’s ready? But that’s the thing. She called me. She wanted to see me. She’s including me in her bubble of friends and family. Really? I was as surprised as you are. But, carly, we had an amazing visit, and I have you to thank for that.

Grandpa mac, tell georgie thatshe’s had enough screen time! Give it back! Come on. Ugh! Look, hey, why don’t you guys work as a team and put all the toys away? Your mom said we can’t go to the pool until this place is straightened up, okay? Not until he gives me back my tablet. I — you won’t need it at the pool, georgie. I’m taking it! No, you’re not. No! I’m going to delete all your harry styles songs. James! Who’s harry styles? You said you fell, but you never said how it happened.

[ Sighs ] I was in these new crazy heels, and I missed a step and fell down the stairs in front of the courthouse. Oh, my gosh. I was so embarrassed until I realized I really hurt myself. I mean, I’ve walked those steps a million times. I-I still don’t know how it happened, but… I was obviously distracted. If I wasn’t, I wouldn’t have fallen and missed the step and hurt my leg. Well, what made you so distracted? Well, the only thing I can think about lately — if and how tj and I should have a child. Six months ago, you didn’t even know sasha. Now you can judge her mental state? I’m a quick study. Okay, well, I don’t think that’s a long enough time to tell that someone’s actually improving or on an upward trajectory.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Well, I first got to know sasha a little while ago at the q’S. We, uh… well, we shared biscotti and we talked.

[ Chuckles ] Sasha was, uh, tentative at first, you know, kind of like, um, a rider who’s gotten knocked off of a horse but still has the courage to try and get back on. And, uh, the more I talked to her, the more confident she became and the better idea I got of how warm and open a person she is. Hmm. And you hung out with her a lot after that? Enough. Enough to keep forming the same impression of her. And she really did — she — she kept getting stronger every time. I mean, she was strong enough to — to maintain her composure when the producers of home & heart tried sabotaging her. Dude, I was there. I saw what they did to her. That’s why I’m convinced whatever the problem is here, it’s not sasha. It’s the people around her. Oh, gladys! Thank god you’re here. You gotta help me. I don’t belong here. Y-you don’t remember, do you? Remember what? What you did. What happened at the metro court. I don’t remember anything. I have no idea what’s going on.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, hello. Wanted to stop in and check on you. Check on me why? Honey, you don’t remember, but you… tried to kill cody bell. Nina, as you can see, I’m busy. So could you please get to the point and tell me why you need to thank me for willow calling you? Well, b-because it’s — it’s because of you that I had such a wonderful visit with her. How is that exactly? Well, I assume that you dropped your vendetta against me. Who says I did that?

now, I-I know that it’s partially my fault that curtis is pushing me away. I mean, I kept a secret from him for 20 years that trina might be his daughter. Trina’s whole childhood — it was robbed from him because of me. He didn’t get a chance to see trina grow up. I did. But I thought he had made peace with that revelation. Yeah. I thought he did, too. He’s building a relationship with trina. He moved back into your house. I think that proves he’s forgiven you. Yeah. No, I thought so, too. But then I found out that he kissed jordan. Wait, what? Yeah. When did this happen? When we were still living apart. But all of a sudden, things are turned around, and I’m starting to feel doubt about him. Mm. Right? And I was so hurt and angry and frustrated. I mean, I give this man space, I give him time, and this is what he does?

[ Both sigh ] That’s why I spent the night at the hospital instead of going home — ’cause I didn’t want to see him. I didn’t want to look at that man’s face. Yeah. Yeah, you have every right to be angry that he kissed his ex-wife. But being shot — I mean, as awful as that is — it doesn’t absolve him from all the inconsiderate and pigheaded things he’s ever done. Getting shot doesn’t automatically make him a saint. But he’s still the man that I love. I love him with all my heart, and — and I want to have a life with him. I really do. Whether he’s in or out of a wheelchair.

[ Sniffles ] I’m not using. Good. Good. I just want to make sure that won’t change, given your current condition. No, the doctors have me on pain medication. I told them about my history of abuse, so they’re monitoring the doses. I’m glad you’re handling it, for now. What’s that supposed to mean?

[ Sighs ] Buddy, I’ve — I’ve been there. You’re isolating yourself from all the people who really care about you. Dr. Finn, I’m just trying to work through this and figure out if this involves portia or not. Okay, so say — say you do want to go down this path on your own. Just be honest with yourself, alright? How long before you start looking for a little relief from all the pain and all the anger? How long before you just want to be alone with your drug of choice? Doc, this is not about addiction. This is about my pride as a man. I don’t want portia and trina to have to take care of me. I don’t want to tie them down at all. I refuse to be that kind of man. What kind of man would that be? Helpless. Asking for help doesn’t make you helpless, curtis. It makes you smart. Alright? Listen, I-I learned from my own experience, and I learned it the hard way, alright? You — you can’t shut out everybody. Once you accept, you swallow your pride and you accept that you can’t do this all on your own and you let in the people that really care about you, that really love you, that’s when progress happens. Not just physically, but spiritually as well. Look at dr. Finn getting all woo-woo. Don’t tell anybody, but I’m going full-on new age now. Alright? I mean, I’m thinking about getting some crystals, maybe a couple dreamcatchers. We can set them up all around the room.

[ Chuckles ] I’d pay money to see that. Me, too. But in the meantime, don’t push away the people that care about you the most. Not now. Not when you need them the most. I’ll see you around. I just assumed that you buried the hatchet, that we’re putting this feud behind us. I don’t know what kind of game you’re playing, but I told you I’m busy. I don’t have time for this. Carly, listen, I’m not — ugh! I’m not playing a game. I really — listen, I really mean it. I want us to get along, for willow’s sake. We’re family. Oh. We’re not family, okay? Family gives, and all you’ve done is take.

[ Sighs ] What have I taken from you this time, carly? You took my life, nina. Now you’re blaming me for owning kelly’s?

[ Chuckles ] Alright. We all know that willow’s heart knows no bounds and she’s allowed you access. But the rest of my family, they’re not so forgiving. And I might be having a bit of a setback right now, but make no mistake, I will get back every single thing that I’ve lost. All of it. I assume you’re talking about gladys when you’re mentioning the people around sasha that are the problem. I knew that woman couldn’t be trusted the second I met her. You know, she’s the one who wanted mac to arrest you for the bracelet thing. I didn’t take that bracelet. I know. Gladys framed me. Right, but — but you’ve been, like, deliberately vague on the details of why she would do something like that to you. I know I have, and I’m sorry about that. Look, gladys didn’t want sasha to trust me. She wanted me out of her life. Why? Because I was trying to warn sasha that gladys couldn’t be trusted. Why couldn’t gladys be trusted? Why would I try to kill cody? Kill anyone, for that matter? I am not a violent person. You had a psychotic break. What? You became delusional. No. No, I-I… I don’t understand. This — this doesn’t make any sense. I — I was doing better. I was feeling strong and more in control. Well, no, honey. You weren’t getting better. I went back to work at deception. Brook lynn, lucy, maxie — they all said it. Said what? That I was doing better. I was doing great.

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry, but they never said that. Those were just more of your delusions. They were very concerned about you, but you must have made all that up to convince yourself that you’re getting better. No. No, I didn’t imagine it. Gladys, why don’t you step outside so sasha and I have some time to talk? No. No, gladys, don’T. Please, don’T. I need you to stay here with me, please. W-we should listen to the doctor. No! No! Please don’t leave. Okay, I-I’m gonna just be right outside the door. I’m not going anywhere.

[ Door closes ] Maxie: Gladys? Hey. Is that sasha’s room? Were you visiting her? That’s why I’m here. I want to see her.

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[ Sighs ] You both made mistakes. And we both hurt each other. And you both can forgive each other. Just realizing that I almost lost him makes me think about how much I truly do love him. And I’ve loved him most of my life. Well, now that you’ve had that realization, what are you gonna do about it? One more step and I delete your myface account. Don’t do it, james. Stop or I hit delete. Say goodbye to all your pictures. James, give me the tablet. I can’t, grandpa. Once I give georgie back her tablet, she’s going to destroy my millennium falcon lego set. You haven’t even started building it yet. And you have no idea where I hid the cockpit, so let it go! Hey. Just stop fighting over the tablet. Stop fighting over it. No, I need the tab– james, give me the tablet. Give me the tablet. Somebody get — get — ugh!

[ Door slams ] What on earth is going on in here? I never wanted to be one of those baby-obsessed women, the ones who only think about getting pregnant, and when they don’t, it’s — they’re — they’re mired in fertility clinics and ovulation cycles. Well, I don’t see you like that, moll. Yeah, but isn’t that who I’ve been lately? I mean, now that I’m faced with the reality that I can’t carry a child or even use my eggs to create one, I-I can’t help but wonder if it’s the universe’s way of sending me a message that I was never meant to be a mother and I should find other ways of fulfilling my life. There’s nothing wrong with not having children. I know that. Do you? Then you need to be honest with yourself. I mean, how would you feel if you never had kids? The rational part of my mind says it would be fine. Okay, well, what does your heart say? In my heart, I know I would always feel like there was something missing. Look, man, I believe you about what you’re saying about gladys, but all you’ve told me is that she can’t be trusted. Why can’t she be trusted? Like, why did she want you out of sasha’s life? Okay, well, you know, I mean, she’s also done things behind sasha’s back when it comes to managing her estate. Like what? She sold brando’s garage without sasha knowing. I mean, when I told sasha she…

[ Chuckles ] You should have seen her face. She couldn’t believe it. How did you know about brando’s garage being sold before sasha? Uh, I just — I overheard gladys and selina wu talking at the savoy. What were you and gladys and selina wu all doing at the savoy at the same time? Maxie, I am sure sasha would love to see you, but dr. Montague isn’t letting anybody visit her today. Okay, well, I can convince him to make an exception. I’m her friend. Uh, uh… I’m her mother-in-law and guardian, and I barely had time to say hello to her before dr. Montague asked me to leave. Why is the doctor not allowing her to have any visitors? Poor sasha is delusional. I mean, she’s completely out of it. She’s not making any sense. She doesn’t remember stabbing cody bell. It’s breaking my heart to see her like this. Can’t really blame sasha for freaking out in a place like this. I think anyone would. That’s why she needs her friends and family. Well, the doctor’s in with her now. Hopefully, he can help.

Maybe it’ll help if she sees me. Just for a minute. Come on, gladys. She really needs her friends. I was getting better. I know I was. I could tell. I even went and talked to my friend sonny corinthos. I asked him what he thought of my recovery. What did your friend say? He said that he believed in me and — and what? And that he thought that I could be in charge of my own life. Well, many of the things you think you’re remembering may just be a figment of your imagination. You don’t want to remember trying to kill someone, so you replace those memories with made-up ones, ones that make you feel better. No, damn it! I did not imagine that conversation with sonny. It was real. No, it seemed real. No! I went to see him at his penthouse. He was supportive, and he said that he trusted my judgment. And i was getting better. I was! I was not imagining that. In fact, everything was going great until I started to see you and take that prescription you gave me.

[ Door opens ] Portia, I thought I said no visitors. Instead of wallowing in horror stories on your phone, why don’t you read these? These are gonna help you understand the rehabilitation and physical therapy regimens that you’re gonna be facing. Oh, no, no, no, I’m sorry — that we’re gonna be facing when you get home, because you are coming home. And as your wife, I’m gonna be there. I’m gonna be there for you every single step of the way. You can try all you want to push me away, but it’s not gonna happen. We’re husband and wife, and we are in this together, no matter what the odds are, no matter what life throws our way.

[ Door opens and closes ] Hi.

[ Whispering ] Are we, uh — are we alone?

[ Sighs and chuckles ] Yeah. Coast is clear.

[ Normal voice ] Ah! Thanks for the save earlier. In over your head? I just — I wasn’t exactly sure how to help, which is why I texted you. You weren’t doing too bad. Mm. But she needed a girlfriend’s shoulder to cry on. She’s lucky to have you. She and curtis are going through hell right now. They were barely holding on to their marriage before he got shot. And now they’re gonna have to deal with his paralysis? It’s gonna be difficult. But I do hope they find their way, ’cause I know they love each other. Where did you disappear to? Oh. I was just helping a friend, too. James: Here you go, georgie. Mm, thanks. Hey, isn’t this…? Hmm? I’ve been looking for this one. Thank you. You’re welcome. All toys need to be put away neatly on your own sides of the room, clothes picked up and put away, and beds made. And you have to pass the grandma felicia inspection. Well, go on. The sooner you finish, the sooner we can leave for the pool. You are a miracle worker. How did you do that? I’m magic. Now, have you talked to tj about this yet? I have, but not in the same way I can talk to my sister. It’s just — it’s so easy to talk to you. Well, that’s ’cause that’s what big sisters are for. But how does tj feel? Oh, he wants to have kids. We both do. The question is, do we want to have a child right away? Well, that’s a lot to consider, especially since you’re both so early on in your careers. Yeah, I mean, it’s a big decision all around. So maybe we wait, maybe we look to adopt, and maybe we go the surrogate route. Although the surrogate route has become a landmine with kristina, but, I mean, it’s still a viable option for us. I know that there’s — there’s a lot of options and a lot of important decisions to make. There are. But the silver lining is you have a lot of time to go over all of your options, and you and tj can make the decision together. And when the two of you do, just remember that I will be here to listen to you and maybe someday even babysit. Dante: Oh, come on, man. What were you and gladys and selina wu all doing at the savoy at the same time? Hey, cody, you either care enough about sasha that you’re gonna tell me what you know and how you know it, or you don’T. Son of a bitch! Okay, fine, alright? Selina wu runs a high-stakes invitation-only poker game in the back room of the savoy. Gladys is one of her regulars, and she loses big a lot. She’s lost more than she can ever repay selina. That’s why she sold brando’s garage to her. And I’m pretty sure that she’s raiding sasha’s bank accounts in order to repay her gambling debt. And how do you know all this? I play for selina. She bankrolls me, and my job is to make sure that her customers win, but not too big. Selina has threatened to kill me if I tell anyone, so… now my life is in your hands. I thought what you’re thinking now, that if I was here and sasha saw that I love her and I am there for her, that it would help, and it didn’T. Okay. I don’t believe doing nothing is what’s best for sasha. Right now, okay, we got to accept you and i can’t do anything for her. The best thing we can do is let the professionals help her. Yeah, but she was doing so well. She was getting stronger and stronger, getting her life back on track. And then this just happened out of nowhere. It makes no sense. I know. It is heartbreaking seeing her struggle with her mental health, but she’s in good hands. Let’s go get a cup of coffee. Come on. Sasha, you need to calm down. You’re becoming agitated. No, I’m not. Let me give you something to help you relax. No. No, no! What is that? No, no, I don’t want that. Please, please! Hey, get gladys back here, please. Stop! I don’t belong here! Stop it now! Stop! No! No! I don’t — stop! I don’t need that! I don’T… ugh!

[ Panting ] I don’T… I want… I want… I want you to… leave. Carly. Is that a threat? Maybe. Or maybe it’s just my mantra. Do with it what you want, but get the hell out of my kitchen and take a seat. Waitress will be right with you. I lost my appetite.

[ Whispering ] Oh, my god.

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