GH Transcript Friday, July 28, 2023

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[ Door unlocks ] Well, there’s no cars in the driveway, no lights on. It looks like it’s deserted. It does. I don’t think the cassadines have been here in years.

[ Shouting in russian ] Charlotte. You okay? I know it’s been a while since you’ve been here. It’s not just seeing mom after so long. I’m worried about my grandmother, too. Is it safe for her to be in russia? Papa knows his way around, but I’m nervous about grandma. She’s gonna be okay. Your dad’s with her, kevin’s with her, too. She’s in good hands. You ready?

[ Monitor beeping ] Any word from your grandmother? Nothing. I haven’t heard from her either, not that I’m surprised. I mean, laura has been kind to me, but I’m not family. I just hope she’s okay. Do you think it’s a bad sign that you haven’t heard from her? I don’t know. Could she be in trouble or — I have no idea. And even if she was in trouble, there’s not a damn thing that I can do about it, so just leave it alone.

[ Knock on door ] It’s me, your favorite sister. Oh, no, no, no. Don’t get up.

[ Chuckles ] You’re very funny. No need to announce yourself. You texted to let me know you were coming. I-I was actually surprised. That’s not very kristina-like. Hm, well, I am working on being much more considerate. How am I doing? Mm, “a” for effort.

[ Chuckles ] How do you think you’re doing? Well, there is a definite learning curve, but, uh, pretty good. Yeah. Whenever I’m in doubt, I just ask myself, “what would my younger, wiser, much more beautiful sister do?” Look, these figures don’t look right. No, I don’t care how many times you looked over it, look over them again and send me a revised budget.

[ Knock on door ] Hey! Look, I got to go. Just send me the accurate numbers by the end of the day.

[ Sighs ] Hey, mom. Hi, hi! I’m so sorry that I just barged in. I — your assistant said I could come. I’m so happy to see you back in the office. Well… it’s not exactly by choice, but, uh, yeah. I know. I know you haven’t left willow’s side for months, but this must mean she’s continuing to get better. Yeah. No, no, no, no. I’m very, very grateful that — that her strength is coming back. Well, she tells me to stop hovering, which I guess is a good thing, but it also means I have to give her some space, so I decided to come back to the office. You know, now that drew is, uh… um… in prison. You can say it. Drew’s in prison. But I didn’t come here to talk about drew. But I do have something I need to talk with you about. Okay, what about? Your father.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey, hey, hey, nina. Hey, sonny. Where are you? Well, I’m at the metro court. I’m trying to get some work done, but I just — I can’t keep my mind off of the situation with willow. I thought you said things were better. Well, willow’s not the problem. It’s michael. We need to talk. I got to go ’cause, uh, I got to take care of something.

Yeah, let me — uh…

[ Line disconnects ] Frank, it’s all right. What’s the problem? The problem is you. You told me that you were gonna take care of that woman. This is how you take care of it? You — you send avery off with that psychopath? Come on, little mermaid. Time to go. Just five more minutes, please? Spoiled brat. Josslyn! Avery! How are you doing? Watch what I’ve learned in swim class today. Wow. That’s amazing. You’re — you’re better than me. You could go to the olympics for that, I’m telling you.

[ Chuckles ] Really? Really. Dex, hey! If you’re looking for joss, she’s right over there. I’m not here for joss. I’m actually working. Oh. Joss, I want you to meet my new nanny. Her name is betty.

I stopped by your apartment to see avery, and the guard said that she was out with that mary poppins from hell. Relax. Betty took avery to the metro court pool for her swimming lesson. Please, sonny. Don’t tell me to relax. The woman is violent. She smacked my face. What if she hurts avery? What if she kidnaps avery? What — what were you thinking?! Betty is our best bet to lead us to whoever blackmailed you. Well, I already told you. It’s that creep mason. Yeah, well, he’s taking orders from somebody else. We got to find out who that is, and betty’s gonna steer us right to his boss. Oh, I’m so sorry. I didn’t realize that avery had a new nanny. What happened to pilar? Uh… I have no idea what happened to the previous nanny. I interviewed with ava jerome, avery’s mother. Yes, yeah, I know ava. Then mr. Corinthos joined us, and he asked me to start today. Wow. You must have really impressed him. And who are you again? Oh, I’m josslyn jax. I’m avery’s older sister. I’m confused. Um, ms. Jerome told me avery has a half-sister, but she’s younger than her. Either you’re big for your age, or you’re not really her sister. Wait, is something up with sonny? I was hoping you could tell me. Have you heard anything from dex? Uh, no. So far, he’s — he’s sticking to the agreement. He’s keeping tabs on sonny while letting me know if there’s any big deals in the works. Okay, so what’s the latest? Well, um… last night, he… dex found a dead body. What? Yeah. Oh, my god, like — d-does he know who it was? Apparently, it’s some guy with a connection to dr. Gatlin-holt. Gatlin-holt… isn’t he seeing ava? ‘Cause I saw them together at the nurses’ ball. I-I-I don’t know. But dex, he — he called sonny and he told him that he found a dead body near a dumpster, and, uh… surprisingly, sonny told him to call the police. Well, that doesn’t make any sense. Why would sonny have dex involve the police? I am not here for your sage advice. I am here to serve you, sister. So what can I get you? Let’s see, you have water and snacks. Uh, oh, smoothie. Sam beat you to it. And I already have everything I need, but thank you. Sam the good sister. Well, uh, there is one thing. I don’t think sam got you this. Did she? Oh, my god!

[ Gasps ] Valiant?! Yep.

[ Gasps ] This is exactly what I needed. Yeah. Oh, I’m sorry. Is my concern for your grandmother bothering you? For all we know, she could be locked up in some russian prison, but clearly you are not worried, so I’ll just keep it to myself from now on. Look, esme, hey. Hey, hey, hey. I’m sorry that I snapped at you, okay? Yes, I’m very worried and concerned about my grandmother, but right now, I’m far more worried about trina, whose father was shot, and he could also be paralyzed, and I have no idea how to help her. Okay, well, getting upset with me isn’t gonna fix anything. But why don’t you just call her and tell her that you’re thinking about her?

[ Conversing in russian ] I speak english.

[ Sighs ] Now, you’re trespassing, now get out! Please. We don’t want to hurt anyone. All we want is information. We’re looking for someone. Who are you looking for? Nikolas cassadine. Cassadines are…

[ Spits ] They’re gone. What is that american expression? “Good riddance.” They’re very dangerous people. Stay away from that family.

Please. You don’t understand. Nikolas cassadine is my son, and we have got to find him. Why are you looking for him in chechnya? Has he been kidnapped?

[ Sighs ] Or maybe running from authorities? We don’t know. That’s what we’re trying to find out. He disappeared from his home in the united states about five months ago, and we have no idea what happened to him. If he’s a cassadine, nothing good. And I even managed to tear rocco away from his video games to come to my equestrian show. I won a ribbon in dressage. She was amazing.

[ Monitor beeping ] Uh, rocco’s doing amazing as well. Uh, I don’t know how, but he’s got straight a’S. All he seems to do is talk about every girl in his class. Kid’s got a new crush every week.

[ Chuckles ] Mom, you’re missing so much. I’m starting high school in the fall. I spent so many years at boarding school, but I’m happier staying in port charles now and being close to my family. But you’re not there. You have to wake up and come back to us. Please. Hey, uh, I’ll give you a minute with your mom, okay?

[ Exhales deeply ] We’ll see you soon, okay, lulu? We miss you.

[ Door closes ] Dante’s right, mom. We really, really miss you, but… I miss you more. You can follow any lead you want. Just please don’t involve our daughter. Do you really think I’d put my daughter at risk? But you did, that’s what you’re doing right now. She’s not at risk, ava. I’m — I’m gonna take care of this like I said I was. You’re gonna have to trust me.

[ Chuckles ] Come here. Avery, would you do me a favor and would you tell your new nanny here who I am? Joss is my big sister. The branches of our family tree are very complicated, but I’m happy to draw you a diagram. That won’t be necessary, but thanks for the offer. Oh, you’re probably right. You’ll be gone before you have to memorize any names. Come on, avery. Time to go. It’s so nice meeting you. What was all that about? I have no idea, but [Scoffs] I need to find out. I’ve got to call sonny. No, no, no. I mean, what the hell is he thinking, letting that girl look after avery? Don’t call sonny yet. Why? I get a feeling that something else is going on. What makes you say that? Because when I got here, your boyfriend was over there, and it didn’t look like he was soaking up rays. He was keeping a low profile watching avery and the nanny. He never took his eyes off them. That’s got to mean something, right? But what? I’m not exactly sure how all this fits together, but hopefully dex will get more information soon. You know, um… I really need to thank you. For what? Well, you’re the one who encouraged this arrangement with dex. It’s nice to know that we have somebody we can trust in sonny’s organization. And it works out for both of us because sonny thinks he has a trustworthy lieutenant, and we, you know, don’t get blindsided by his illegal dealings. Mm. Yeah, I think this is about more than getting information from dex. What do you mean? I think a part of you wants dex to protect your father.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, um… I’m not saying I can forgive or even want to forgive sonny, but… yeah, you know, a part of me still cares about him. I’ll take that as a win. Valiant, ugh, I’ve missed you! Where have you been hiding all these years, huh? I thought I lost you. No, he was just in some mislabeled box. Yeah, I was up in mom’s attic looking for, I don’t know, pieces to sell for the community fundraiser, and I saw this box — it was labeled “law books” — and I opened it up, and there was valiant just sitting right there on top of the new york penal codes. Oh, I’m so grateful you found him. Thank you. Yeah. I know it — it must sound silly, but this little guy, he meant so much to me. You were the only four-year-old on this planet who would ever name your stuffed animal “valiant,” and then you actually knew what it was.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, I-I had stuffed animals that I named, you know, like the rest of us — fluffy, stuffy, coco.

[ Chuckles ] No, one time, I must have been like 6 or 7, I-I had friends over and I showed them valiant and they all made fun of his name. No, and then you came storming in the room yelling that they were just stupid, and if they didn’t stop making fun of me, you were gonna pour… together: Maple syrup on their hair! Oh, my gosh, yes, I do remember that. And then they ran out of that door so fast. Uh-huh. That was — oh, that was wild. I think that was, like, the last time they came over to our house. Huh. Yeah. Man… I thin k I made life a lot harderfor you than it needed to be. I’m sorry. I’m not. I was proud of my big sister then, and I still am.

This is about my son. Do you have any children?

Da. Two daughters. Okay. Then you must understand what I’m going through now. Is there anything that you can tell me? I’m sorry I was harsh with you. I would help you if I could, but I have no idea where this nikolas cassadine is. Is this your house? Bought it for my family, but it was all done through lawyers. I-I never seen previous owner. Lucky you. I want to be there for trina, but it is complicated. Why? Let’s just say that dr. Robinson isn’t exactly a fan of any cassadine, but particularly me, and I do understand why she doesn’t like me. My father has done a lot of damage, and even he pales in comparison to my uncle victor. To make matters worse, she’s holding the other side of my family accountable for her husband’s shooting. W-what? Yeah, I told you it was complicated. Curtis ashford was shot, and dr. Robinson thinks that the bullet was intended for my uncle sonny. So trina’s mom pretty much hates everyone related to you? Yep, with the exception of my grandmother and ace, and one of them is a baby, and the other one isn’t even in this country. I mean, I’m happy that dex is looking out for avery, but I get bad vibes from that girl. Hi. Are you there? Huh?

[ Chuckles ] Ugh, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m just — I was… I was hoping that there would be a message from spencer. Why don’t you text him? I would, but… it wouldn’t be right. What does that mean? My mom is dealing with so much since curtis has been shot, and she never liked spencer, so I’m trying to keep my distance from him and I just don’t want to add more stress to her. But I just — but you miss him? Yeah. Look, I understand that, you know, your mom needs support, but you need support, too. I bet the only reason spencer’s not reaching out is because he doesn’t want to put pressure on you. But if you need spencer, then you should let him know. You won’t regret it. I always a ppreciated youlooking out for me. Well, it was usually the other way around. I was always jumping from one thing to the next and getting myself in these difficult situations and leaving an absolute mess in my wake, but there you were, my molly, cleaning up my messes. I just never wanted you to get in trouble. Do you remember you used to do my homework for me? You were, like, three grades below me, and you would do my homework. Mm-hmm. You would cover for me when I got in trouble with mom, comforted me when I would cry or be upset. You always took care of me, molly. Not always. I couldn’t take care of you when your abusive boyfriend, kiefer bauer, was beating you up. Mama! There’s my girl. Guess what I learned in swim class today. What did you learn? I can float on my back! Excellent job. I’m so proud of you! Avery had a terrific lesson. I could barely get her out of the water when it was time to go. Well, you know what? I-I want to hear all about it, but right now, could you stay with frank? ‘Cause your mom and betty, we’re going to have a conversation. Maybe he can give you some biscotti. What do you think, frank? Sounds good. All right. Let’s go.

[ Clears throat ] So I know this is your first day, and avery seems to like you a lot, and that, you know — that’s important to me. You have a wonderful daughter, mr. Corinthos. Anybody who could make my daughter that happy is okay by me. Would you like me to take avery to your place? No, no, no, you can go ahead and pick her up there tomorrow morning. Okay. We’re not gonna need you for the rest of the day. So here you go.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. Yeah. All right. See you tomorrow, avery. Bye, betty. So, are you gonna fill me in? What — what’s — what’s the rest of the plan? I got a phone call to make.

You seem like a nice woman, but it’s obvious that your son has left you. This must be painful. I don’t believe that my son would just…leave me. He has kids. I don’t believe that he would abandon them. Maybe he was forced to leave. I’m sorry. I wish I could help you, but there is nothing I can do. Please show yourselves out. Okay. Where do we go from here? Charlotte: It’s been hard for me, mom. All the other girls talk about doing things with their mothers — shopping, getting manicures…

[ Sniffles ] …Going away for the weekend. I just smile and pretend it’s okay I can’t do those things with you. Sam and grandmother take me out, but… it’s just not the same. You know, I never actually told my friends what really happened to you. I don’t know why. I… guess if I just don’t tell them where you are, I could believe it isn’t real… that you’re just away for a little while and you’ll be coming back soon. So you have to wake up. We shouldn’t waste a beautiful day. As soon as ace wakes up from his nap, why don’t we take him to the park? He loves to watch the ducks. I have a better idea — why don’t we take him to the metro court pool and then we can dip his feet in the water? He’ll love it. Yes, absolutely. I just got him a bathing suit and he has a matching hat. He’ll look adorable. Great.

[ Knock on door ] Trina. Hey, um… hi. …I’m surprised to see you… in the best way. I’m — I’m sorry for just showing up without calling. No, no, no. It’s okay. Don’t apologize. Come on in. You know you’re always welcome here. I’m glad to hear you say that. These last few days have just been really hard, and I’ve missed you. Oh, yeah. Oh.

[ Knock on door ] Hey, uh — ava: Oh, hey, carly. What brings you here? Uh, I came to pick up avery. Yeah, she’s, um, coming with me for a sleepover with donna and josslyn. I appreciate you doing this on short notice. W-w-well, how short? When did sonny set this up? He called me just a few minutes ago. Okay, what’s going on here? Why would you bring up kiefer? I-I haven’t thought about him in years. Really? No. No, not really, that’s — that’s not true, I just don’t like to admit how often I do think about that time in my life, and I do, especially now, you know, working with troubled teens. So many of them are in abusive relationships, and… it just brings me back to kiefer, and I try to help them, but… I didn’t even help myself. I should have helped you. Molly. No. I knew something was wrong, and I should have said something. I could hear you crying in your room every night, and I knew something was wrong, and… every time I asked you if you were okay, you… you got upset and you told me to leave you alone.

[ Sighs ] A-and so I did. And I’m — I’m so sorry because I should have — I should have pushed harder to get you to open up. You have nothing to be sorry for. It’s on me. I just — I-I could not find a way to get myself out of that hole. Sometimes I wonder — I don’t know — if that’s when everything happened started, you know? When what started? My life just derailed when I was with kiefer. And ever since then, you know, I try. I try, but I’ve never really been able to, like… get it back on track, you know?

[ Telephone rings ] Hello? Yeah, send her down.

[ Exhales deeply ] Thank you for seeing me, michael. I know I’m not your favorite person right now. What can I do for you, nina? Can we make peace, for willow’s sake?

I just thought, you know, avery would like to spend some time with her sisters. Okay, whatever. The girls will be thrilled to have avery. Avery, let’s get this sleepover started. Yay! Yay! Go and get your stuff. Bye, frank. Bye-bye. Whatever. Willow and I had a wonderful visit the other day. I don’t quite remember it that way.

[ Clears throat ] Well, if you remember correctly, I was at the hospital checking on sasha, and you stepped outside, and willow and I made significant progress. What exactly does that mean? It means, michael, that willow and I communicate better when you’re not in the room. Look, nina, I’m — I’m pretty busy here, so can you just get to the point? Yes, my point is that I realize at best you just tolerate me and you wish that I wasn’t in willow’s life, but I am her mother. Yes, I know, you’ve — you’ve mentioned that once or twice. And I know that willow is now open to the idea of us having a relationship. And I’m wondering, michael, are you open to that, too? But you have gotten your life back on track. Just look what you’re doing with the youth center. Y-you’re gonna make a difference in those kids’ lives. I-I thought that made you happy. It does. It does make me happy. I just… I-I don’t know. I-I… I don’t know if I’m enough for them. I mean, these kids are — they are so desperate for help, and I don’t know if I have the — the skills and the tools to adequately help them. Soon… my center is gonna be up and running, and my name is gonna be on that building, but it’s — it’s not gonna be mine. I-I-I think that I have just been fooling myself this whole time, thinking that I could make a difference and do this and help these kids, and I… I don’t know if I can. Don’t say that. I know that you can. Molly, stop.

[ Chuckles ] You’re here with an injured leg, and — and you’re doing it again, you’re comforting me. Because that’s what I do when I love someone. And before you go and talk yourself out of being useful to these kids, just take the time to educate yourself. No one knows how to take on a project like that without experience. So — so take some classes, you know, study management, talk to people who’ve done this before. You can do this. Why are you so sure? Because… I believe in you. You just — you have to believe in yourself.

[ Exhales deeply ] Spencer told me about your dad. I’m so sorry. It must be really scary thinking he could be paralyzed. Yeah, it’s — it’s — it’s been awful. Um, I am going to go check on ace. I think he’s about to get up from his nap, and I’m gonna take him to the park. Hey, I’m so sorry for what you’re going through. How are you holding up? I’m so worried for curtis, and I’m just — I’m trying to stay strong for my mom, but I — I don’t know what to do to make her feel better. I do. Stay away from me.

Think the owner would mind if we had a look around the house? Uh, you can ask him, but I don’t think we’re gonna find any clues around here. Yeah, I guess you’re probably right. I-I did get the feeling he was telling us the truth. No, we need to regroup. Figure somewhere else that nikolas might be hiding. Yeah, but what if he’s not hiding? What if he’s being held against his will? You know, victor could have turned on him just like he turned on you and on spencer. Victor’s dead. Nikolas could be anywhere. Kevin’s probably back at the hotel by now. Come on, let’s get the hell out of here. Tough seeing your mom like that. But the doctors say that, uh, you know, maybe she can hear us. So it’s important that we’re here for her as much as we can be, you know? I know. I just want her to come home. Our home, our old house. I rode my bike there the other day and looked in the window. Yeah? It made me sad. The furniture’s covered in sheets and it’s so quiet. Not like it used to be. Yeah, we had some really good memories there, didn’t we? I just don’t like seeing it so empty. I bet mom would want someone to live there. The last thing I want is to stay away from you. I need you more than ever. You’re the thing that gives me strength to hang on right now.

[ Sighs ] I think that you’re the first person that’s ever said that to me. I don’t care what people say. They don’t know you like I do. I need you, spencer. You know that I’m always here for you. I just think that it’s gonna add a lot of stress to your mom’s life right now if she knows that I’m spending time with you. I hate to admit it, but I think you might be right. And I don’t want to stay away from you… but it’d probably be best to keep our relationship low-key for now. Yeah. Hey, I get it. I’m the last person that your mom wants to see. So, uh… I’ll steer clear of her. And then if you need me, then I’ll be here whenever. Now would be a good time. Sorry, buddy. I’d wanted to take you to the pool today, but I guess your big brother had other plans. I guess that means trina is more important than we are, right? So I guess

that meansit’s just you and me, kiddo. We’ve only got each other. Unless… mommy takes drastic steps to change that situation.

[ Sighs ] Look, nina, I will support whatever decision my wife makes. If she wants to have a relationship with you, I have no problem with that. Well, michael, your attitude says otherwise. Nina, what are you trying to say? Well, while you’re polite to me somewhat in front of willow, it is clear that you want nothing to do with me and you just want me to go away. Willow knows that, and it’s just a matter of time before wiley and amelia see it as well. I know that I have made mistakes. I just want to rectify them and make peace.

[ Knock on door ] Michael. Oh, sorry. Am I interrupting something? Hey, nina. Hey, kristina. No, no, nina was just leaving. I guess I’m just leaving. Michael, please, give me a second chance. That’s all I’m asking. And whether you like it or not, we are family, and I’m not giving up. Hey. Bro. What? Why you got to be such a bastard to nina? Hey. Hey, yourself. I need to ask you something. Um… trina was here earlier and she said that she saw you and it looked like you were doing surveillance on avery and her nanny. Do you want to tell me what that’s about? Sonny asked me to guard avery and keep an eye on the new nanny, so I was tailing her. Right. Gabe just took over. Okay. But avery’s my sister, so i kind of have a right to know. I would tell you if I knew, but sonny hasn’t shared the details. But I think it has something to do with ava jerome. Please tell me that you’re not bringing carly into this, sonny. Now, you have to promise me that you are not gonna tell her what I did to nikolas. That you killed him? That — it was an accident. I didn’t mean to do it. I’m not — I’m not gonna tell carly about nikolas unless I have to. What the hell does that mean? The good thing is that — that betty bought my act. She thinks she’s spying on me, but it’s the other way around. She’s gonna lead us right to whoever’s behind this, and when I find them… they’re not gonna know what hit them.

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