GH Transcript Friday, August 11, 2023

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[ Siren wailing in distance ] You know, you’re in my spot. Are you really up here often enough to claim a spot? It comes with being head nurse. You’re here late. Who’s looking after the boys? It’s summer. Jake and aiden are away at camp. And since the night shift pays time-and-a-half, I figured… is this really your spot? Yeah. It’s usually very clearly marked with a ginormous “E.” Is that right? Mm-hmm. So, what makes this spot so special, other than being exclusively yours? I come up here to make sense of everything that happens in this hospital. That’s exactly why I’m here. Don’t worry, ava. I’m taking care of this betty situation. I’m handling it.

How are you handling it, sonny? This woman is gonna be around avery every day, and you know she can’t be trusted. I have eyes on betty. She does anything wrong, my guys get back to me. Okay, well, how long are we gonna have to do this? Play this sick game before we can get betty away from our daughter? It’s gonna be over soon.

[ Door opens ] Ava: Hey. Hey.

[ Chuckles ] Avery, what are you doing up? You should be in bed. Who are you talking to, mommy? Put avery on the phone. Come up here. It’s your dad. He wants to say hi. Hi, daddy.

How you doing, sweetheart? What are you doing up? I couldn’t sleep. Okay, listen, you’re gonna have to get some sleep ’cause you need some rest. It’s a big day tomorrow. I know. I’m so excited. Betty’s taking me to day camp. You’re not gonna have fun tomorrow if you’re falling asleep in day camp.

[ Nina chuckles ] Okay, daddy. I’ll try to sleep. Good night, sweetheart. Good night.

I’ll talk to you

tomorrow, sonny. Alright. Oh, avery’s up awfully late. Well, you know what? She’s a lot like her dad. Doesn’t sleep very well. Well, I know that I sleep great as long as you’re next to me.

[ Whispers ] Hey. What are you doing? Work is over for the day. Is that right? Mm-hmm. Well, what are we gonna do with the rest of our evening?

[ Chuckling ] ‘Cause I got — I got a lot of energy. Do I have to really tell you, detective? We did nothing wrong! Carly: Th-this is crazy! I was accosted! Get your meat hooks off me! I mean, why aren’t you listening to us? Ned and olivia were assaulted. I was just having a beer. And by the way, you arrested the wrong guy. Yeah! Enough. Shut up, or you’re all going down to the holding cell.

Okay. So, carly and i wind up at the highsider because she and I are talking about old times, we wanted to blow off some steam, and carly chose the highsider because it reminded her of this old bar called jake’s that she really used to like to go to. So we get there, and we run into ned — eddie. Eddie. And eddie starts trying to pick up on carly. “Trying”? I was doing a pretty good job. Uh, no, you weren’T. I took advantage of the situation because I was trying to figure out what the hell was going on with ned. Eddie. Wait, you were working me? This is so not the point.

[ Sighs ] Look, I was telling eddie that I knew someone who went through the exact same thing. I was trying to spark some kind of memory in ned, or get eddie to go back to the quartermaines and let them get to know him, somehow. Okay. I-I don’t see where this is going. Where’s the guy come in that wouldn’t leave you alone? And how did this fight start, that ended with all of you here in my custody? Okay. I had to go to the ladies’ room because they put my hand down in a big wad of nacho cheese. I come back from the ladies’ room, and I see ned — eddie — is at the bar, trying to pick up carly. Meanwhile, this lowlife comes over to me, a really totally unpleasant guy, and he starts trying to pick me up, and he wouldn’t take no for an answer.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Excuse me for a minute.

[ Carly speaks indistinctly ]

[ Sighs ] This is detective chase. Uh, yeah, I understand. Okay. Thanks. That was the manager at the highsider. They’re not gonna press charges. Oh!Oh! Great. So — so we can go home? I can release all of you once someone comes down to sign you out. Would anyone like to make a call? Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Hold on. Wait. I have to ask you something. Right now? Mm-hmm. Right now. I promised I would ask, and I don’t want to forget. You promised? Wait, so you want to… you really — you want to ask… yes, yes. …Someone else’s question right now instead of doing this? I do. I have to. Okay, so maxie, she wants to rent your house. Oh.

[ Exhales deeply ] Um…wow. Uh, whose idea was that? Mine.

[ Cellphone ringing ] It’s beautiful. Yeah, it is. So, dr. Finn, what’s got you up on this roof so late? Hey. Are you okay? Yeah, I’m okay. What is it? I lost a patient tonight.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. What happened? He traveled for work. Picked up a parasite. I was able to identify it. We started treatment, but something just wasn’t right. He didn’t seem to be getting better. Did he not get treatment in time? Time was the one thing he didn’t have. During treatment, I noticed anomalies in his blood, so I ran some more tests, and… turns out, he also had stage four cancer. And he didn’t know? No. He didn’t know. No one did. His cancer metastasized. He still chose to fight it. He wanted every moment he could to spend with his daughter and his wife. It’s the worst part about our job. It never gets easier. I hate it. I hate it so much. It’s — it’s like a little piece of me dies every time this happens. This one hit me hard. It’s — it’s like it was personal. Personal how? His daughter was a classmate of violet’S. It just made me think… what if — what if that was me?

[ Insects chirping ]

You know, it’s a natural reaction to think about your own life when someone dies. This was different. You know, hayden’s out there somewhere, but no one — no one knows. I’m violet’s only parent. What happens to her if I was gone?

[ Sighs ] Well, if, god forbid, something were to take you away from her, she would still have her uncle chase and her grandfather and me. But you’re not going anywhere. You’re just rattled. And I’m sure you have a will or provisions in place with your dad and your brother. Yeah, with chase. But, you know, he’s — he’s a cop. And he puts his life on the line every day when he goes to work. But he really loves her. I know he does. But maybe that’s not enough. I’ve been thinking that maybe there’s someone who would be better for violet. Like who? You. Will you be violet’s guardian?

[ Sighs ] Sonny? Sonny? Are you — are you sure you’re not upset with me for suggesting that maxie rent your house?

[ Sighs ] Y-yeah, I’m — I’m sure. I just, uh… I haven’t thought about that house in a long time. Okay. W-we don’t have to talk about it I-if you don’t want to, really. Well, no, we can talk about it. We can? Okay. Well, um, you should have seen what I saw when I went over to maxie’s earlier. It was a complete disaster. Georgie and james were fighting. Maxie had to put georgie in her room because georgie and james share a room. And, obviously, it’s, like, too close for comfort, and they just fight all the time. Mm-hmm. And then you add bailey lou into the mix, and… you have the three kids, maxie. That apartment, it is so small. It’s not spacious. And I just thought about your house, and I was like, “oh, what a great idea.” Maxie would be a great renter. And your house is open. And, I mean, maxie’s practically family, right? Dante, say something. Yeah. Yeah, I think it’s a great idea. You do? Yeah, and I think lulu would be really happy that maxie was living there. And I think maxie would take care of that house and her kids would have a place to — you know, a yard to play in. Yeah! I mean, right. Yeah, that’s exactly what I was thinking. Like, james would actually be able to use the yard to play soccer, and then maxie could get bailey lou some sort of swing set or something like that. And then georgie, she would be able to have her friends over, and…I don’t know, they could get a tent and camp out in the backyard and do what kids do. And I just — I-I think it would be — it would be really great for them. Yeah. And, you know, if lulu were to… wake up one day, you know… she’d be the one to decide what to do with that house. Are you sure you’re okay with this? Yeah. I’m sure. I’m sure. I mean, why should that house sit empty and hollow when maxie can be filling it with her family and memories? Are you sure? Yes. You are? I’m sure. It’s perfect. Perfect, right? Yes. That’s what I thought. Everything is perfect. Mm.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Mm. Mnh-mnh. No, no, no. Mnh-mnh. Mm-hmm. Wait, wait, wait, wait. Just take it, please. Take it. Mmm. I know. I know, I know. Take it.

[ Groans ]

[ Grunts ] Falconeri. Dante, it’s chase. We have a little situation down at the station with… your mother. Uh, my mother? Is she alright? Oh, olivia’s fine. My mother’s in the police station. Is olivia okay? Yeah.

What happened? There was a run-in at the highsider, and when the cops got there, let’s just say your mom had a lot to say with a lot of attitude.

She left them no choice

but to bring her in. Mason, what the hell are you doing here? Whatcha say, cuz?

[ Groans ] What do you want now? Uh, well…

[ Grunts ] I need a doctor.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hey, nina. It’s late. What’s up? Sonny. He’s gone. What do you mean, sonny’s gone? I woke up, and he wasn’t next to me. Did you check the rest of the apartment? Yes, ava, I checked the rest of the apartment. And I even asked the guard, and he just told me that sonny had to step out. He didn’t tell me where he went or why he had to leave. Honestly, nina, what did you expect?

[ Sighs ] So, cuz, you can’t just waltz in here and make yourself comfortable whenever you feel like it. I am hardly comfortable. I-I need medical attention. Uh-huh. And who better to go to than my cousin who happens to be a doctor? Better would be the E.R. Or urgent care, whatever normal people do. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have patients, real patients, that I need to attend to. I don’t think you want me going to the E.R., Bleeding all over the place, what, just to ask the nurse to get my cousin, dr. Gatlin-holt. That’s not what you want, right? You’re asking me what I want? What I want is for you to not be here, not at all. I was doing you a favor. You want to do me a favor, mason? Get out of here.

[ Groans ] Look… I didn’t want to draw attention to either one of us. I was trying to be discreet. Yeah. For your sake. Oh, for my sake? Yeah. For you. Mm. Thanks. Here’s what I think. I think that you’re hiding in here from whoever hit you over the back of the head.

[ Scoffs ] So before I treat you, if I treat you at all, you want to tell me what happened? Not really. Okay. Well, then, I don’t want to bandage you up. Oh, fine. Okay. I had an encounter with a lady at a bar. And maybe things got a little out of hand.

[ Chuckles ] Carly: I don’t understand why we have to have someone sign us out. It doesn’t make any sense. Olivia: This is ridiculous. I’m a grown woman. And I don’t understand why –oh, boy, am I glad to see you. Not as glad as I am. You know what? Things need to change around the pcpd. I get hauled into the station for defending myself against some lowlife when there should be a manhunt out there for the jerk who was trying to accost me! What the hell happened here, chase? Well, your mom, carly, and ned started a fight at the highsider.

[ Carly scoffs ] Yeah, you’re damn right we started a fight. The guy wouldn’t take his hands off me. He wouldn’t take no for an answer. Let me tell you what — if this was bensonhurst, oh, boy! My cousins would have had that guy so far out — what? Okay, ma. Okay. Stop. Please, let me handle it. What are the charges? Well, the manager at the highsider said they weren’t gonna press any charges. I think they were glad just to get the three of them out of the bar.

[ Laughs sarcastically ]I mean, you know how this works. If you sign for them, I can release them. Okay, good. Let’s do that. I’ll sign for all three of them. Uh, no, no, no. No. Dante angelo falconeri, no. I did not do anything wrong. And I refuse to be released into my son’s custody. Let’s not do this here. Let me handle it. No. No. No. You just turn around. Turn around and go back the way you came. Oh, yeah? Hey, well, thanks for the offer, but my ride is here.

[ Insects chirping ]

[ Panting ]

I did nothing wrong, and I refuse to be released into my son’s custody for defending myself against some handsy jerk at a dive bar. And I will stay the night here before I get you involved in this any further. Okay. I admire your principles, mom — you should admire my principles, ’cause they’re the same principles that I instilled in you, and that’s why you turned out as good as you did. I don’t care. I will stay here all night. I am standing my ground. Okay. Come with me, please, for a second. Just for a second. We’ll be right back. Look… look, you are so hell-bent on spending the night here. That means I gotta spend the night here with you. You understand that, right? Go, go! Go home and be with sam and the kids. How can I do that? How can I leave you here in this place and acting like nothing’s wrong, and I know you’re here?

[ Sighs ] Okay. I guess so. I understand. Please, do me the favor. Let me take you home.

[ Sighs ] If I let you take me home, if I let you sign me out here, it means I did something wrong, and I did nothing wrong. I’m not guilty. Would you think about leo for a second? He’s gonna wake up in the morning, you’re not gonna be there. He’s already dealing with eddie in there. Y-you’d have to leave him in tracy’s care.

[ Sighs ] Alright. Alright. I will do it for leo. But I’m not admitting that I did anything wrong. Okay. Chase. I’ll sign it. I’ll sign for carly, too, okay? I-I’ll handle it. Take your mom home. Do you want dante and I to stay here until you can leave? No, no, no. Go home. Get some rest. You sure? Yeah. It’s okay. Okay. Text me. Text me when you get out. I will. Good night. Okay. Good night. Mm!

[ Sighs ] Well, as soon as chase finishes the paperwork, then you can go with me. Uh, you can take ned.

I’m not going with you. I woke up, and he wasn’t next to me. I mean, ava, is it too much to ask to go to bed beside the man that I love, the man that I am engaged to, and then wake up and still have him beside me?

And now, here I am, alone.

He could have texted me. He could have left me a note. Anything is better than an empty bed and a blank stare from one of the guards. The man you’re engaged to, nina, is a mobster.

[ Sighs ] I know that, ava. Well, then, you know he doesn’t work 9 to 5. I mean, he’s gonna disappear in the middle of the night with no note or text, and then he’s gonna return with no explanation of where he was or why. I thought you understood all that. Well, knowing that in theory is a lot different than…waking up alone. Ow!

[ Muffled ] Mm-hmm. Oh. Mm-hmm! Take it easy. You doing that on purpose?

[ Normal voice ] No. If I was doing it on purpose, you would know. Oh! You must have a dozen malpractice suits. No, not so much. So, um… you wanna tell me what happened with this woman? Is she gonna be pressing charges? I doubt they’re looking for me. I was just hitting on a hot brunette with a feisty temper. I mean, looking at those stitches, it seems like she was a little more than just feisty.

[ Sighs ] She’s not the one that hit me. Someone — I think it was her blonde friend — hit me with the bottle. And the next thing I know, cop sirens were blaring. Ow. And you just stumbled out of there, blood everywhere? Anybody see your ugly mug? No. I managed to sneak out the back during all the confusion. I thought to myself, “hey, what better time to visit my cousin?” Right. The one I actually need to talk to. Lucky me. And I figured I could get an update on our girl, betty. How’s she doing taking care of sonny’s daughter? Hey, I know it’s a lot to ask. But violet loves you, and I can’t think of a better person to raise her, if anything happened to me. I know she’d be safe and loved with you and the boys. Finn, nothing’s gonna happen to you. That’s just the thing. No one — no one knows that for certain. Okay. Yeah, I… yeah, you’re right. Nobody knows what the future holds. But I also think you’re just unnerved over losing your patient tonight. Maybe. But if something was to happen to me, can I count on you? Of course. Always.

[ Fire crackling ]

That means a lot. I’ll sleep easier knowing that violet will be taken care of, and that there’ll be a place for her, that she will grow up in a loving home. I — I can’t thank you enough. No, you don’t have to thank me. I want to do it. But you have nothing to worry about. Everything’s gonna be okay. You’re gonna be okay. You know, when you say it, I actually believe it.

[ Chuckling ] Well, good. Because you’re gonna get to watch violet grow up and graduate from high school and graduate from college, and maybe become a brilliant doctor, just like her dad. Or maybe a brilliant nurse, like her — her aunt. Oh. I like the sound of that. But wait a minute. I just — I want to make sure you — you know what you might be getting into, alright? I mean, violet is unique. Oh, I know.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah? I know. Okay. I mean, do you know that — I mean, she’s very particular about how she likes everything organized. I mean, it’s — it’s — it’s borderline ocd, and you’re not the most organized person. Wait, what? Huh? I — just saying, you know, there’s, um, all that stuff in your house, the clutter, and you don’t really throw anything away. And there’s, like, still cam’s soccer balls lying everywhere. It reminds me of my boy. Okay. I just… I’m just saying, I want to make sure you’re up for it. How hard could it be? You’re doing it.

[ Laughs ] Yeah.

[ Door closes ] Mommy? Hmm? Yeah? What is it, sweetheart? I can’t sleep. Well…you had a glass of water. You talked to your dad. I’ve tucked you in twice. How can I help you?

[ Sighs ] I want to sleep with you. What about your little stuffed bunny? Won’t he miss you? He’s tucked in already.

[ Chuckles ] I told him I was sleeping with you. Okay. Alright. Hop in. Okay. There you go. Now, just think about all the fun you’re gonna have at camp tomorrow, huh? There’ll be lots of games and snacks, and you’re gonna make lots of new friends. I already have a new friend, betty, and I get to see her tomorrow. She’s so nice. So… what’s the update with betty? Is she settled in with sonny’s little girl? Who’s betty? Don’t — don’t play dumb, cuz.

[ Chuckling ] I’m not playing dumb. Betty’s your mole, not mine. She’s yours to keep tabs on. She’s ours to keep tabs on, okay? Yours, mine, and ava’S. Alright, you guys gotta take more ownership in this. You have as much riding on it as I do — it working. And your friend ava, I hope she realizes what happens if this doesn’t work out. Ava does not need to be reminded of what’s at risk here. Are you sure? Yeah. ‘Cause she seems a bit like a loose cannon. And I only know what betty tells me, but from what I hear, ava is not too happy, okay? You put ava precisely between a rock and a hard place, and, no, she’s not happy. You’re right about that. I think you need to rein her in. Oh. Thankfully, ava’s not a woman who will ever be reined in. Austin, if she slips up and tells sonny something… she’s not gonna slip up. You have ava’s daughter, her life right in the palm of your hand. Okay. Lo ok, the last thing we needis her exposing betty, or, worse, exposing us. Far as I know, avery is thrilled with betty. And lucky for us, sonny seems happy with her services, too.

[ Groans softly ] It’s good — it’s good to hear. You know, betty’s a — she’s a good little operative. You know, the more sonny trusts her, the greater our odds we’ll actually get something on his deal with pikeman. I don’t know what the deal is between you two, but I am ready to head back to the bars. So, sonny, if you could sign me out? Can you please take ned and go? Eddie. Can you take eddie and go? Sonny: Okay. Come on, carly. Let’s go. Carly. I promise you, it’s just a formality. All sonny has to do is sign your paperwork and walk you out. And then, off the record, you can just call a ride share. I am fine! I called my daughter. Josslyn’s gonna come down here, and she can sign me out. Carly, let’s talk. You’re not gonna change my mind. Can I leave? Not without sonny. This just gets better and better. Alright, carly. Come on. Let’s — let’s — let’s talk this out. Why are you doing this? Why don’t you just text josslyn and tell her she doesn’t have to come down here? It’s late. Sonny, I don’t need you. I don’t need your help. Why do you have to be so stubborn? I will sign the papers. We’ll walk out of here. Okay, I — why do you have a problem with me doing this? I don’t have to tell you my reasons, okay? Those days are gone. Yeah, but this is now. Forget those days. Why don’t you just take ned and go? Just take ned and go. Why do you always do this? You — you put your pride in front of everything else. Because my pride is the only thing I’ve got. It’s the one thing I can rely on. You can rely on me. Come on, sonny.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I’m here, aren’t I? Yeah, you’re here for ned, okay? So please just take him and go, because I know nina doesn’t want you here. Okay, this — this is not about nina. Right now, it’s just about us, you know, having a conversation. Can — can you just take ned and go, please? Okay, so I can see that I’m not getting through to you and nothing’s gonna change your mind. You don’t want my help? No. I don’t want your help.

[ Fire crackling in distance ]

[ Gasps ]

[ Shouts ]

[ Clattering ]

[ Glass shatters ]

You know that star? Which one? Right there. It’s the first one in orion’s belt. That’s my favorite.

[ Gasps ] Mine too. When I was a kid, I would make wishes upon it. Let’s make a wish. Did you wish? Yeah. Did you? Yes.

[ Exhales ]

[ Grunts ] Mm. Is your mom okay? Mm-hmm. Yeah, her and, uh, ned and carly got into some hot water at the highsider. Are they okay? Yeah. Yeah, I took my mother home, and sonny’s dealing with carly and ned. I’m just happy to be back here with you. Me too.

[ Sighs ]

Let me feel the softness of your fingers as they flow across my skin leave a breath of sunrise on your body as I rise to take you in I need you to hold me ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh hold hold me ooh, ooh kiss kiss me slowly I wanna get lost in you ooh ’cause I need you to hold me

[ Sighs ]

I need you to hold me ooh-ooh

I need you to hold you know, this might be hard for you to believe, but I’m capable of taking care of myself. Look around, carly. You are still being detained. Unless you walk out that door with me, you’re gonna be detained. It’s my life! Whether I’m wrongfully detained or rightfully arrested, I can handle myself and I can deal with the consequences. It’s an easy fix, as long as you don’t make it so damn — I don’t care that it’s an easy fix. He called you. I didn’T. Sign him out and go. Suit yourself. Chase, I need what paperwork or whatever for him. Yeah, I got it right here. Yeah. Oh. Alright. Thanks. Have you heard from josslyn? Oh. [ Sighs ] No. Um, you know, I’m texting her, but I think her phone’s on silent. Is there anyone else you want to try calling?

[ Sighs ] My mom’s out of town, and I don’t want to wake up willow and michael, so, you know, you can just stick me in a holding cell if you have to. I get it. Why don’t you just sit out here, wait to see if your daughter calls. You don’t have to give me special treatment. I’ll get you a coffee.

[ Sighs deeply ] Hi! Hello? Can you hear me? Yes, my house is on fire. Uh, wha– uh, 232 harbor view road. What? No, I’m — I’m standing out front. There is nobody else inside. No, you need to hurry, because this is spreading rapidly.

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