GH Transcript Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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Listen, jordan, I’m sorry I left you with so much to deal with, but I also know that you are perfectly capable of handling all of it. Okay. Thank you so much.

[ Knock on door ] Bye. Valentin. Hey. Hey. What time are we leaving for the airport? Uh… kevin and I are leaving in an hour, but… you’re not coming with us.

[ Monitors beeping ] You have come to see thy brother. I’m only here ’cause I was informed it’s a matter of life or death. It is. Like our savior, I have faced death only to embrace life in all its glory. Brother, I’m sorry about the heart attack, truly, but continually comparing yourself to god is definitely going too far, even for you. So when did the wandering warbler walk in? Dante brought him here last night. He was out bar-hopping until all hours. Tracy, you got to help me. I don’t even recognize my husband anymore. I’m sorry, olivia. I have to deal with reality today. You’re going to have to deal with fantasy. You know, he is still your son, tracy!

[ Door closes ] Eddie stayed here last night. I was watching him sleep. Oh. He snores.

[ Laughs ] When is dad coming back? I wish I knew, sweetheart. Oh. That’s where I am.

[ Cellphone rings ] Good morning. Hi, you. How are you? I’m busy. You? Same. I was thinking maybe we could have lunch? Oh, I’m going to be tied up at gh. What are you doing at gh? I’m sorry. I got to go, but I miss you. I miss you, too.

[ Call ends ] Chase? Be careful. It never gets any easier. I didn’t even know you came in. What never gets easier? Being in love with a cop. Well, it looks like

somebody had a busy morning. Hey! Hi. You know what? It is amazing how many people are lined up at that door at 6:00 A.M., Waiting for me to flip the sign. So you want some breakfast? No, actually, I want a coffee to go. I wanted to ask you if you knew how drew was doing. What are you talking about? I thought you took scout to see him. I tried, but they wouldn’t let us in. They said that there was some sort of an incident? Dr. Gatlin-holt? Hey, chase. Can I help you with something? I’m actually working a case. Oh, detective chase, can I help you with something? Can you answer a few questions about this guy?

[ Ominous music plays ] He took two bullets to the chest, at G.H., In my territory. Yeah, I think they’re trying to send me a message, so I might just send them a message. Is the job done? Yes, boss. And? In the trunk.

[ Pen clatters ] Let’s go make a delivery.

How did i end up here, anyway? Dante saw you staggering out of some random bar. You’re lucky you didn’t get arrested. Oh, uh… I better let sonny know. I already called him. He’s sending your things. Oh, I guess that’s a hint. Well, I’ve crashed in a lot worse places. You know what? You ought to be drinking water. You’re going to dehydrate. I’ll make you some eggs. No, no, I would hurl. Are you sick? I’m just a little hungover. Hung over what? It’s — it’s a condition that adults get when they’ve spent the entire night making fools of themselves. Is that what made your eyes red? You know what, honey? Why don’t you run and get eddie an ice pack from the freezer, okay? That means she wants to talk to you alone. Did you happen to look in the mirror and realize that you’re a little old for this? Okay, but don’t you need my help getting onto… no, I don’t, actually. We needed your help before, and you were very helpful. We really appreciate it, but kevin and i have got it from here. You’re behind this, aren’t you? I hope so. I was just explaining to him…

[ Door closes ] That we were going to go on just the two of us. Ah, yes. Well, the only reason you came along was because laura had information that nikolas might be in chechnya. You know the country and the language. But he isn’t there, so we don’t need you anymore. Okay, I know that you have no use for me, kevin, but shouldn’t your wife’s safety be more important than hatred? Where is my beautiful sister? I was hoping she would come as well. Her aura guided me through my darkest hours. Well, laura and her aura are somewhere in europe right now. I hope she’s having a wonderful time. Yeah. Little brother, god has given me a gift and an important message. “Don’t open till christmas”? Normally, I would welcome your humor, but this is a serious issue, and your lack of faith in me breaks my heart. I haven’t got time for this, cyrus. What’s so damned urgent? I need you to give all my money away. I was just calling chase to say hello. Is he working that murder case at gh? I think so, but he won’t talk about it. Yeah, he doesn’t want to worry you. But I think I’d worry less if he talked about it. No, you wouldn’T. Maybe not. Is that why you were so desperate for chase to be a singer? No, but I can’t help but think it would have made my life easier. Really? All of those girls fawning all over him. Oh, please. They still fawn over him when he’s not singing. That is a whole other issue.

[ Laughs ] Does it get easier? Not really, but you learn to live with it. And then when your phone rings in the middle of the night, well… maxie, I’m so sorry. Let’s just drop it. No, it’s okay. You’re my friend, and I love you. I love you, too, but you lost nathan. I did, but he was doing the job that he loved, and that made him the man that I love. Would chase really ever have been happy being a singer? No. I just — I guess I just have to accept that this is his calling. I mean, he’s so passionate about it, and I know how much it means to him. And when we love someone, isn’t that what we want for them? I’ll get there. Yeah, you will. What is that? Oh, my list of arguments so our major distributor doesn’t drop all of our products. What? Did it work? Well, I was able to talk them off the ledge when lucy came back from the dead, but the main face of deception going homicidal? They couldn’t take that.

[ Laughs tersely ] Let’s talk about this over here, okay? You’re a tough guy to track down. We’ve been trying to locate you since the shooting the other night. Yeah, well, I mean, after I work a double shift, I just crash. I got to decompress. Yeah, I bet. So what about this guy? I do recognize him, um, ’cause I treated him here at the er. Can you tell me what for? I wish I could. Doctor/patient confidentiality. I’m sure you understand. Was that the only time that you saw him? As a patient, yes. But he tracked me down after that at the port charles grill. He was upset about his bill. When was this? A couple of days ago. Were you the only one that was there when this happened? No, I was with ava jerome and nina reeves and sonny corinthos. I have one other question. Do you recognize this guy? I am so sorry that scout and drew didn’t get a chance to see each other. I know. Me too. Scout was really disappointed, but I told her that I would try and take her after her swim class today. I also told her I would ask you how her dad was doing. Oh, well, our visit was great. I can’t believe it took me so long to see him. And of course, drew wanted me to wait even longer. Well, he can be a martyr like that. In a good way. I am kind of worried about him with the kind of people that he’s in there with. I mean, not that I don’t think that he can take care of himself, because I know that he can. But still. He’s okay. Really? Yeah. Tell scout not to worry about her daddy. Thank you. Yeah. Hey, I know this has got to be hard on you. I mean, you and drew were just starting your relationship and now you’re separated. Yeah, I mean, you know what it’s like. You and dante, it’s the beginning, right? It’S…you want to find out every single thing you can about that person. It’S…you want to grow with him, and it’s hard. Yeah, it is a really special time. It is, you know? And being away from the person you love the most —

of those arms oh, and honey I still got a lot to learn

Come on, maxie. We both know that sasha didn’t realize what she was doing. Oh, I know. I was there. Sasha had no idea what was going on, but the optics still stink, and so does being moved to the bottom shelf of every major department and cosmetics store. Oh, no. Yeah. If it wasn’t for the deceptor, this company would be doomed. Thank goodness we didn’t put sasha’s face on the deceptor box. Do I sound heartless? No. No. You sound like a good businesswoman. Okay, look, I know how much you love sasha, and you would do anything to help her get better, but you also have a responsibility to the company and the stockholders.

[ Knock on door ] Brook lynn. There you are. We’re in the middle of a business crisis. It’s gonna have to wait. You and I need to have a private conversation where we won’t be disturbed by your father. Old? How does someone old manage to hit the savoy — which, by the way, is a little too fancy for my taste — and then —

[Snaps fingers] — Well, a couple of the bars that are definitely more my style. You know, loud, rocking music, down to earth, you know, the right kind of crowd. Dive bars. Exactly. I love dive bars. Mm-hmm. Tell me something, eddie. When you looked around these wonderful dive bars, how many grandfathers did you see? No doubt any money you have was illegally obtained, but by all means, which victim would you like me to make the check out to? You have to understand, brother, the warmth of that white light was incredible. It was flowing through my entire body, and I was moving right into it as if to become a part of it, but the love of my dear sister and brother and our beloved mother pulled me back, both emotionally and spiritually. The money, cyrus. It was drew cain who performed the cpr that kept me alive. The man didn’t have to do that, but because of his heroics, I’m still here. And now I will be able to do the work god has tasked me with. What exactly is that? This guy is certainly more alive. Am I supposed to know who he is? He was spotted outside your office door by a member of the staff, then came across the victim later that night. Okay, well, it sounds like he would know a lot more about what’s going on than I would. We’re questioning everyone who was here that night.[ Pager beeps ] It’s routine, for now. I have a patient that I should get to, so if you have any other questions, I’ll be here. And you’ll call me if you remember anything? Absolutely. Oh, thank you. Cyrus renault. Is that one of your patients? He will be as soon as I go meet him. Watch your back. Hey, carly. Sonny. Hi, sonny. Sam.

[ Phone ringing ]Oh, I got to take this. Kelly’S. How’s the wedding planning going? Yes. It’s going. I hope dante realizes how lucky he is. Well, it’s a two-way street. Can I tell you something? Dante isn’t the only one crazy about you. Really? Yeah. I had a heart-to-heart with rocco, and he thinks you’re terrific. And he’s a lot like his grandfather, a tough sell. Thank you for telling me that. Don’t expect him to. Yes, I-I know. It’s good to see you. It’s good to see you. Thank you. Sorry about that. Okay, looks like business is good, huh? Yeah. Yeah, it’s picked up a bit. Well, I’m not surprised, since the new owner has a solid reputation for running a good establishment. Thank you. I got to tell you, if it keeps up at this pace and I manage the books just right, I’ll be able to keep the house. If you need any help, I can help you out with that. You know that, right? I don’t need anything. And besides, I can’T. Um… I can’t take money from anyone. Got it. So…why are you here? I came here to make you an offer you can’t refuse.

I shot you. A long time ago, valentin. I can get past it, unless you have an issue with that. No issue. Kevin, can I have a word alone with valentin? Actually, you know what? I’ve already called down to the front desk and let them know that we’re checking out. I would be delighted to take care of that. Excuse me. You know, you are right about one thing, valentin. I don’t particularly like you, but… I do appreciate your help in chechnya. You know, he must really love you to put up with me. “I don’t particularly like you”? He hates my guts. Oh. [ Scoffs ] I really wouldn’t go that far. I-I think that he still has some issues with you, but he’s come to understand your value, as have I. And he also has come to understand that I’ve begun to care about you. And it’s because of that that I’m telling you that you need to go back to port charles. C’mon, cy, I’m waiting with bated breath. As you well know, legally, I am unable to manage any of my assets from prison. Therefore, I have granted the authority to you to access my trust. And when did you do that? Very early this morning. You’ll find the papers right there.

[ Sighs ] And for what reason am I now in control of your money? So you can help my brothers and sisters held in that purgatory they call pentonville. I have spent enough time there to recognize that within those walls, there is no rehabilitation for the vulnerable or weak. And this is supposed to help them? Used properly, we could help them learn to lead productive lives. They could help others when they get out, not hurt them. Cy, when you had the heart attack, you didn’t fall or anything and hit your head, did you?

[ Laughs ] This is my calling, brother. God has let me survive for this reason, and I will not let him down. Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I am not a grandfather! Actually, you kind of are. Okay, okay. Technically, technically, you’re not. Good. That’s good. That’s good. Because you know what? What i am is an artist, okay? I’m free and I’m wild, and that’s how I’ll always be. Okay, maybe you’re free and wild up here, but this — this is not going to last very long if you keep staying out all night drinking and partying. You’re going to give yourself a damn stroke! You know what’s gonna give me a stroke? Your nagging. And you know what I can’t figure out is how the guy that you say I used to be would somehow be married to you, because no way any part of me would marry such an uptight shrew. Olivia doesn’t even know her own husband. At least he came home last night. Yeah, I saw. Not of his own accord. Dante had to drag him. It is ridiculous that a man his age is running around pretending to be some alter ego. You don’t know that he’s pretending. Well, if he’s not, then he needs some serious help. Olivia is so tense that she’s snapping at everything. And poor leo. Maxie. Hmm? Maxie, what do you think? What? Well, is he being fair to his family? Do you think he’s faking? I think that I need to get some coffee. Does anybody want anything? No? Okay, great. I never thought she’d leave. Now, what do you have for me on the deceptor? Well? I already have a large supply of corinthos coffee. But, you know, business is picking up, so you’re right. How could I possibly refuse? Frank, put that in the kitchen. Katrina, please show frank where to put the coffee. It’s a good luck gift. Not that you need it, but I just wanted to thank you for picking up avery last night. You know, because I know how busy you are. I’m never too busy for the kids. We had a great time.

[ Quietly ] Ava stopped by. Oh, yeah? Yeah. She said was just coming by to give avery a good night kiss, but I could tell something was wrong, and it’s not just that she hates avery’s new nanny. Betty is an acquired taste. I know there’s something fishy about the last-minute sleepover, so why don’t you just tell me what’s going on? I’m handling it.

[ Door opens ] Mr. Corinthos? Can I have a word?

Hello, doctor. How are you feeling, mr. Renault? Please call me cyrus, if you’d be comfortable doing so. Sure. How are you feeling, cyrus? You look, um… extremely healthy for the man who had a heart attack that’s described here in your chart. God works in mysterious ways. He sure does. I was mere seconds away from shedding this mortal coil, and now I’m here feeling no pain and ready to do god’s work. Right. How about we start with me just taking a look at you? I care about you too.

[ Laughs ] That was really hard for you to say. You’re a good person. Kevin’s a lucky man. He’s got a lot of strong qualities, but I think over here, I can protect you better than he can. There are other people who need you, valentin. Charlotte’s back from summer camp. She needs her father, and you’re a wonderful father. As a matter of fact, I was going to ask you a favor, if you could go check on spencer for me when you get back. I don’t think spencer is gonna appreciate that. Well, there are other people, like anna. Yeah. When victor exposed her, that made her vulnerable, but I’m in touch with her every day, and she’s handling it. But would she admit it if she weren’t? No. Yeah. So you know, she was at the metro court pool when curtis was shot, and you know that he may not be the actual target? Anna needs you. Where’s eddie? Hopefully, he’s sleeping it off. Sleeping what off? What did he have on? I just mean getting over his headache. Thank you. Thanks for that. Why are you sad?

[ Sighs ] I can’t keep anything from you, can I? I just miss your dad. Me too. Yeah? What do you think of eddie? He’s funny. He thinks I’m smart. Well, you are smart. Some people don’t think so. Well, that’s their problem, isn’t it? What else do you like about eddie? He likes it when I smile. I can tell. Hmm? Well, then he can’t be all bad, can he? I love you. Thanks. It’s a little quieter out here. What can I do for you, detective? I want to talk to you about the shooting outside general hospital three days ago. Yeah, yeah, I heard about that. Everyone did. Someone takes two bullets to the chest outside our biggest hospital, people talk. I’m not sure how I can help you. This guy works for you, right?

[ Chuckles ] You know he does. I’m just confirming. Yeah, it’s confirmed. He discovered the body. You know I know that, too, so if you have real questions, then I’ll listen. What was he doing at general hospital the night of the murder? Hi, carly. Hey, maxie. I have a to-go order, coffee and pastries. Got to feed those interns. Okay, um… here, katrina. Why would you get your order here? I’m sorry? This is for deception, right? You always ordered from the metro court. I needed some air. And you found out I took over kelly’s, huh? Mm-hmm. That too. Is that a bad thing? No, of course not. I just hope nina doesn’t get upset bec–

[ Coffee pot thumps ] How did you find out I was running kelly’s? Nina.

Ohhh yesss. Listen, I wouldn’t bother you, but you did make me promise to call. How’s cyrus? Oh, he’s definitely worth the price of admission. Apparently, your aura helped him connect with god.

[ Sighs ] Whatever. How’s he doing physically? Well, he’s doing remarkably well for a man of his age that’s just had a heart attack. And get this — he’s assigned me the task of giving away all his money.

[ Exhales deeply ] I’m not even going to ask. Listen, marty, I’m so sorry that I’ve left you to deal with all of this on your own. Oh, I’m not on my own, baby sister. No matter where you are, you’re always in my heart, you know that. I just hope you’re safe. And I will continue to keep you posted. Please do. And thanks for the update. So your convict brother will survive? Sounds like it. Yeah. Relieved? I am. Good. Where’s our friend? Oh, valentin is on his way to the airport. He wants to get back to port charles as soon as possible. I’m glad he’s gone. You know, he may be better trained to protect you under certain circumstances… I don’t need that kind of protection where we’re going. Oh, I guess there’s no more coffee. Where’s your mom? She’s putting the ice pack in the freezer. Oh. Darn it. I could use that ice pack. Are you gonna tell me about another cool animal?

[ Sighs ] My mom was trying to help you. Why did you make her feel sad? What are you talking about? I already risked my job and my friendships to give you that flash drive with all the information on the deceptor. That was weeks ago. I need to be brought up to date. Any new information there is on the deceptor is hidden in some secure location, and I am not willing to jeopardize my job again. Oh, please. Lucy coe is a birdbrain. She couldn’t install a security protocol if her life depended on it. Maxie’s a smart cookie, but you are a quartermaine. Do you see this, granny, or do you need your glasses? She stabbed the stable boy at the pool. What’s the big deal? She was at michael and willow’s wedding, looking completely normal and beautiful and smiling. People change? She’s the face of deception, and this, right now, is killing the company. The only thing making a profit is the deceptor, and I’m not willing to risk it for you. Did nina tell you to come here? No. No! She didn’t tell me not to come here.

[ Groans ] I understand, after everything that’s happened, you hate nina. No, no, no. We’re gonna to do that. We’re not gonna do that, because that is in the past, and I’ve realized that hatred and resentment and anger is a vicious cycle, and it will only pull you down, and I’m not gonna let that happen to me. Wow. It’s not like I got all zen or anything, maxie. Okay, good. I don’t know if anyone would recognize a zen carly. I don’t think I would recognize a zen carly. You do seem really driven, though. It’s not easy to run a place like this. It’s not. It’s not. You got to keep your eye on everything. Yeah, and the long hours. I don’t mind that. I intend to prove to certain people that I’m not dependent on anyone. Oh, well, i never thought you were. Thank you for that, maxie. I never thought I was either. If anyone can make a place like this even better, it’s you. Yeah. And kelly’s is just the first step. My understanding is the first detective on the scene was dante, so that makes it his case. We’re partners. We share cases. And since he’s your son, we thought it’d be better if i questioned you. Before he discovered the body, dex heller was seen lurking outside an office building at general hospital. Was he working for you that night? You said “lurking”? So is that like the guy who was outside my office when I came here this morning? So probably the same guy who told you that I was here, because I consider that lurking. Is that your answer? You’re gonna have to ask dex why he was at the hospital. I spoke to dr. Gatlin-holt. He said the murder victim, gordon stevens, approached him at a restaurant with you present. Care to comment about that? You’re going to have to contact my lawyer if you have any more questions. Good luck, detective.

So the only thing keeping this ridiculous business model afloat is the deceptor? Yes, so please, don’t do anything to hurt my friends. There are no friends in business. We are family, and you will use your inside access to get me all the information you possibly can. Now, I am going home to check on your father. Who knows what trouble eddie maine is stirring up… or if he’s even out of bed yet. The national academies of sciences recommend 3.7 liters of water a day for men like you. How much is that in english? 15.5 cups. Oh, well. I’ve got a long way to go.

[ Chuckles ] Hey, mommy. Eddie’s drinking water to get hydrated. I see that. Olivia, I was wondering if your offer for some breakfast still stands. Yay! Second breakfast! My mom makes amazing frittatas. Sounds good. Coming right up. Do you know what frittata is? I don’T. But I bet you’re just the guy who can tell me. You know, maybe it would be better if I were to go alone. Absolutely not. Honey… what you experienced on cassadine island is a kind of long-term trauma. Yeah, I can handle that. But what helena, stavros, mikkos did to you… but they’re all dead. They’re all gone, and I survived. They can’t hurt me now. Besides, if nikolas wants to find a place to hide from the rest of the world, that is the perfect spot. Alright. I’ll be with you every step of the way, but promise me, if anything starts to come up again, just tell me. Okay. I promise I will. But I’m not going to let that stop me from finding my son. What’s the good word, doctor? Well, the good word is that I wouldn’t recommend you run a marathon anytime soon, but you’re doing extremely well, mr. Renault — cyrus. God makes miracles. Yeah, well, sometimes the human body does also. And god made us all. Right. You’re looking at a man who shattered every commandment in his previous life. Do you have any idea what that’s like, doctor? To turn completely away from god? It’s probably not great. And yet here I am, given a second chance. I do hope that you can take advantage of it. I have every intention of doing just that. Doctor. May the lord bless you and protect you… and your family.

[ Door closes ] Hey, everything okay with chase? Yeah, he’s a good guy. You’re doing a good thing. Kelly’s? Yeah. I mean, you took a lot of hits, you know, and you bounced back. Not easy to do that. Did you think I would just roll over? No, not in a million years, ’cause you’re a survivor. That’s one of the first things I learned about you. I’m doing what I have to do. Have you seen drew? Yes. Is he okay? He’s okay. Good. Good. Just waiting for the lunch crowd? Yeah. Alright, I got to go. Sonny? Thank you. It’s the best coffee in town.

[ Phone rings ] Hey, sam. Hi. I called the prison today to see if I could take scout to see drew, and they said that he was not allowed any visitors until further notice. Why? What’s going on? Because he’s locked up in solitary confinement. What can you do with sensitive skin? Cetaphil moisturizing cream hydrates for a full 48 hours. Because a lot can happen in 48 hours. Cetaphil. We do skin. You do you. <

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