General Hospital Transcript
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gladys, do you have information for me? Then why are you calling? I’m at the metro court. I have to be here until sonny’s hearing. Listen, I want you to listen to this. If sasha is not home first thing tomorrow morning, I’m going to ferncliff to find out why. Goodbye. There has to be something you can do, though. You’re saying you can’t tell mewho owns this vacant house? Oh, all right. Yeah. Thank you. Hey, anna. Hi. Hi. Um, sonny’s hearing is today. I know. And you have so many connections. I-I was just wondering, do you have any information on what’s going to happen to sonny? I can’t believe sonny came through for me like this. Well, sonny is many things, but he’s always a man of his word. Are we here?
[ Breathes deeply ] We’re getting closer. Are you ready?
[ Sighs ] You know, it’s been a while.
[ Chuckles ] I kind of feel like I’m trying to reclaim ancient treasure. It’s a treasure hunt? Yeah, in a way, yeah. I love treasure hunts.
[ Chuckles ] Well, hopefully, you’ll like what we find. Are you ready to go make some music? Yes! Let’s go!
[ Chuckles ]
[ Sighs ]
[ Water lapping ] Hey. Are you okay? I screwed up, and sonny could spend the rest of his life in prison because of me. I’m so sorry, nina. This has got to be so concerning for you. I don’t have any information about sonny. Well, there has to be something that you can do. Can’t you help diane with this case? I can’T. I mean, it’s a criminal matter. It’s not a personal one. There’s nothing I can do. Well, it feels personal. Someone set sonny up. Yeah. It does. That is a possibility. Maybe it’s the — the person who shot at him at the metro court. We don’t know that that bullet was meant for sonny. Well, it was probably meant for one of you, right? But it hit curtis. Now the poor man’s in a wheelchair.
[ Sighs ] I shouldn’t be too long. I just got to stop at G.H. And pick up an old file, and then I thought I would pick up some wings from charlie’s pub. Sounds good. Good. I’ll be back soon.
[ Footsteps departing ]
[ Door opens ] Hey, son. I have to head over to the savoy to check on these numbers. I-I hope I didn’t screw something up. I’m sure you didn’t, pop. I know it can get confusing. It isn’t hard if you’re confused to begin with.
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Breathes sharply ] Portia, I’m heading out for a while! Um, she took off. She went to G.H., Pop. Oh. Well [Chuckles] This isn’t so important it can’t wait.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Look, dad… you guys got to stop doing this. What the hell is going on in here?! And you — what are you doing here? Montague.
[ Breathing deeply ] You’re sasha’s psychiatrist? Of course you are ’cause you’re gladys’s pal. That’s the connection! You met gladys at the savoy in the back room at selina wu’s poker game. That’s where all this started, huh?! You son of a bitch.
[ Breathes deeply ] This producer sonny hired is one of the best. I’m lucky to be working with him. I’m really glad you think so. When sonny first mentioned this, I thought he was just, you know, telling me what I wanted to hear to keep me around town. No, no, no, no. Sonny doesn’t do that. You are here because sonny knows how good you are.
[ Breathes deeply ] All right, well, then let’s get inside so I can thank him again. Oh, uh, eddie, s-sonny’s not here today. Where is he? Well, his record label is paying for this recording session. After everything he’s done, I figured he’d be here. Well, I-I-I’m sure he really wanted to, but — but he’S… he’s got some other obligations today. Yeah, of course. Well, maybe he’ll make an appearance later.
[ Exhales deeply ] I sure hope so. Hey, this is not your fault, okay? If sonny goes to prison, it’s for what sonny did. Do you know how many times he’s almost gone over the years? I was the last one to have the flash drive. It was destroyed, dex. Are you sure? You know what labs are capable of putting back together. It was so stupid to throw it away in a trash can. You could not have known somebody might have found that. I’ve been working for sonny for a long time now. Okay, the feds know that, the other families know that — any of them could have been following me. You don’t even know if anybody has it. I go over it again and again in my head. How could I be so careless when it came to sonny’s freedom?
[ Scoffs ] Because of me! Ava [Breathes sharply] You know that sonny feels guilty about what happened to curtis, and I would imagine that anna does, as well. Y-yeah. I only meant that curtis — no, I know what you meant. It’s — it’s all right. I-I got a very pointed message that curtis wasn’t seeing any visitors. How is he? Trina told me he’s home, and he’s trying to adjust to his new life. She’s taking it very hard, as well. Yeah, I tried to reach out to him. It’s — it’s just not easy. I mean, curtis has always been so active. Yeah.
[ Sighs ] Okay, um, if you’ll excuse me… okay. Oh, I did not mean to upset her at all. I — no. Well, no, it’s — I mean, we all know that you’re upset about trina. Right. And how about you? I know that — that sonny’s hearing is this afternoon.
[ Sighs ] How are you holding up? Son, what did I do? Pop, I’ve been back for days. You think because you’re whispering and giving each other looks and signals that I haven’t noticed that I haven’t been alone in this house? We just thought that you might like to have someone here with you. I know what you thought. You keep telling me over and over that I could get my life back to some kind of normal. You want me to go work back at the savoy. I do. Well, if any of you thought that I could get my life back to some kind of normal, you wouldn’t be afraid to leave me alone in my own damn house. I’ve been doing fine since I’ve been here, pop, okay? What I don’t want is someone watching me every minute. You know what, son? You’re absolutely right. Sometimes we care so much, we only think about what it is we can do for the person we love instead of thinking about what it is that they need and want.
[ Sighs ] I’ll see you later.
[ Exhales deeply ] Uh, dad. Thank you.
[ Chuckles softly ]
[ Door opens ]
[ Door closes ]
[ Exhales deeply ] Perhaps no one went over the rules of ferncliff when you were admitted, so I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Patients aren’t allowed in each other’s rooms, and sasha in particular is very fragile. And you, sir, seem quite agitated. I don’t buy this “caring shrink” act that you’re doing, not for one second. And agitated?
[ Chuckling ] Oh, no, no, no. Try mad as hell ’cause I can see exactly what’s going on here. You know gladys threw selina wu’s card game in the back room of the savoy. You knew that gladys was in debt to selina wu. So wha– did — did gladys ask you for help when — when sasha tried to end her guardianship so that she could keep control of all of her money? Is that what you’ve been doing, doc? You’ve been keeping sasha drugged so that she looks unstable? How much is gladys paying you, huh? How much is gladys paying you to keep sasha drugged?!
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[ Doorbell rings ]
[ Exhales sharply ] Hi, curtis. Wow. This is so cool.
[ Chuckling ] We’re gonna make a song, eddie! Well, this is the place to do it. I’m the producer, johnny. What’s your name? Leo. Great, leo. And you must be ned quartermaine. I’m eddie maine. Oh, I’m sorry. I could have swore the name we have — oh. Y-yeah. There — there must’ve been a mix up in the booking. Um, eddie’s going to be recording today. Okay. There’s so many buttons. Does every one have a different purpose? They do everything… except dance.
[ Chuckles ] But we’re working on that. That’d be cool. This is our engineer. Kira, this is leo, and this is eddie maine. -Kira. -He’s recording today. What’s that green button do? That’s how we talk to the booth. Hey, leo, uh, I’m sure kira would love to tell you about all these buttons after we finish the recording session, okay? So you just sit right here, be quiet, and put your listening ears on, all right? Okay. Okay. And, uh, you’re singing backup? Oh, no, no, no. I — no. We haven’t sung together since I — well, I only — I sing at the nurses’ ball. I’m his…friend. It’s not uncommon for patients at ferncliff to see conspiracies, when in reality, none actually exist. I’m going to confer with your doctor, and I’m going to suggest a stronger dose of medication for you. Because that’s what you’ve been doing to sasha? Okay. No, no, no. You’re not going anywhere, pal. Sasha, don’t worry. This gentleman, and I use that term loosely, is obviously just confused. Is cody right, dr. Montague? Do you know gladys? Well, sonny, he doesn’t tell me anything, but I wish I knew what was going to happen. I mean, what kind of evidence could they have? Mm. Well, they must have something, right? I don’t think the feds would drag somebody into court if they didn’t have evidence.
[ Sighs ] But, nina, sonny has — has beaten more raps than I can count.
[ Chuckles ] What have you told avery? Nothing. I’m — I’m not going to tell her anything if I don’t have to. Yeah, that’s smart. That’s smart. How’s she doing? She’s good. She’s okay. She’s happy. She’s excited that you’re marrying her daddy.
[ Both chuckle ]Really? That’s sweet. Yeah, it is.
[ Chuckles ] You know, nina… as your friend… I need you to face the reality here that even if sonny does get out of this, it’s not the end. Sonny isn’t going to change. This is the life that he has chosen. There will always be something else. No. No way you have any responsibility for what happened. I am the one who wanted to use the flash drive to put sonny away. But — but you didn’T. Because it was destroyed. We had an argument about it, remember? I would have used it, and you wanted to get rid of it as quickly as possible. It was still careless. There’s no way you were actually going to use it. I don’t understand. Why? To help my mom. And to help you. Hey, anna. I know you didn’t want to see anyone, um, but that was a while back, and I thought maybe now you’re home…
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[ Chuckles ] Okay. Look, I just want to make this demo just so I can get a — a sense of the song, you know, maybe play around with the arrangement. Well, did you bring anything? Music, lyrics? No, no, no, no. It’s — it’s all up here and in my hands. Actually, I-I haven’t completed the lyrics yet, but they’re right there, a-and I know that they’re going to come to me any time now. Okay. I just, uh, have to figure out how the story ends. Eddie said his song is like a story, and this one is trapped in marble, like a statue. It just has to be set free. I like that. Well, we’re here to help any way we can. Any feeling about the vibe? The vibe, um… you know, just a — a rootsy acoustic feel, um… I’m just, you know, trying to get my feet wet today.
[ Chuckling ] I haven’t done this for a while. Oh, you’ve — you’ve recorded before? Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. I recorded a lot back in the day. Yeah, I even had my share of groupies.
[ Chuckles ] Isn’t that a fish?
[ Laughter ] Um, yes, and there are a lot of them in the sea.
[ Breathes deeply ] Sorry, leo. Uh, a groupie is someone who really likes your music. Oh. A fan. Yes, exactly. A fan. A fan. You know, I played this gig many years ago in houston at the cobra, and, uh, it was a packed house. I was stone cold sober. But for some reason, that night [Chuckles] When I walked out onstage, the whole crowd just sort of faded away, and, uh, I felt like it was just me all alone, and, uh, I was singing for just one person. And it was that way for the entire gig. It never happened again, but I always knew that that was, like, the best performance of my life. Johnny: Let’s make this happen. See if we can get you that feeling again. Come on, kira. Let’s set up the mics. I think the two preamp will be best. Yeah. Okay, leo. I’m going to be playing and singing in that room, so — leo: So there’s no bleed through. I know that. You know a lot, don’t you?
[ Chuckles ] Knock ’em dead, eddie. I’ll try. Now, how did you know that? I’m sorry, I’m sorry. It was too easy. Please have a seat. I-I-I don’t understand. Well, my father — he just left a while ago, and this is the first time I’ve been allowed to be alone in my own house. In fact, I think it’s the first time I’ve been alone anywhere since the shooting.
[ Sighs ] It’s kind of why I’m here, actually, um… you know, I wanted to come see you after the surgery, but — oh, yeah. No, no. I was pretty adamant with portia that I didn’t want to see anyone. In fact, I was pretty harsh with her and trina. I’m sure they understand, given everything you’ve been through. What you’re going through.
[ Exhales deeply ] You know the bullet wasn’t meant for you, right? I just came here to — to say something that I’ve wanted to say since it happened. I’M…. I’m really sorry. You wanted to help me? I love you so much, and as long as you’re working for sonny, I’m always going to worry that, one day or one night, I’ll lose you forever. Okay. We’ve been over this, joss. That doesn’t make it just go away. I don’t take any unnecessary chances. You could be in custody on your way to prison had my mom not called you and warned you. Is that why you got drunk after the concert? Because you were so worried about me? I hadn’t heard from you. I was stressed out, and I took the easy way out. And, yes, I regret that. You looked like you regretted it when you came home the next morning. Do you have any idea how happy I was to see you? I was happy to see you, too. Stop beating yourself up over something sonny did. I appreciate what you’re saying, but I can only focus on today. Mnh… no. [ Chuckles ] Not really. I think that you should force yourself to think about the future. I learned that the hard way. I have been with complicated men before. Complicated?
[ Breathes sharply ] Mm, okay, that’s one word for sonny. I assume you’re talking about valentin. Yes.
[ Chuckles ] Well, we both know you need more than one word to describe those two. And your point is? I just want you to think about what you’re doing before you do it, not after. I know what I’m doing, and what I’m going to do is marry sonny. And no one can stop me.
[ Chuckling ] Of course I know gladys. Sasha, you were there when I met her when I did your evaluation. This patient is clearly confused, and now he’s confusing you. Why don’t you come with me? No, no, no. Hey. Sasha’s not going anywhere with you. All right, that’s enough. You’ve given me no choice but to get security.
[ Both grunting ]
[ Breathing heavily ]
Check, one, two. Check, one, two, check. Hey, how — how do you feel about the, uh, the levels there, eddie? I could use a little more guitar in the headphones. Okay, give me your loudest chords, and we’ll check them again.
[ Chords play ] Honey, I know this takes a while, but it shouldn’t be too much longer now. It’s important to take time if you want something to be good. Did eddie teach you that? Cody.
[ Chuckles ] I hope the song turns out exactly as eddie wants it to. Yeah. Exactly as eddie wants it to. You’re sorry? Yeah. This — this wouldn’t have happened — anna, this is not your fault. Yeah, but someone was trying to kill me.
[ Exhales sharply ] I’m not going to lie. I hate that this happened. Of course. And I may hate it for the rest of my life, and when I found out that I couldn’t move my legs and that the bullet wasn’t meant for me, I hated you, and I hated sonny. But it didn’t last. Why do you think? Because I thought about what I used to do. Oh… I used to chase the most lethal people around, knowing they wanted to kill me, but what did I do? Do you think I went somewhere and hid? No. I lived my life. So then I realizedthat what happened to me could have easily happened to someone because of me. So maybe it’s karma. Or…maybe it just is what it is. That’s incredibly gracious, curtis. I just call it like I see it.
[ Breathes sharply ] Anna. I was wondering whose car that was. Even though I got the job with sonny to spy on him for michael, sonny’s been really good to me.
[ Buoy bell ringing, water lapping ] In a lot of ways like a father. Mm. A father who hung you from a meat hook. I know he had his suspicions about me, but he had no idea what that guy did to me. So…you’re okay just forgetting everything sonny did? It’s hard to explain, joss. I mean, since I’ve gotten to know sonny better… if sonny goes to prison, it’s going to leave a hole in my life. Believe me, nina, I want sonny to beat these charges almost as much as you do. Well, kind of seems like you don’T. What? Of course I do. I mean, for your sake, for avery’s sake. I just…
[ Breathes deeply ] I just think that, at times like these, when things are crazy and — and up in the air, that that’s when we can tend to make bad decisions, and I just want to be sure that you — you weigh everything. I have. Well, as I recall, last time you walked down the aisle, you ended up turning around and running in the opposite direction, right? Because of valentin’s lies. Well, yeah, but sonny doesn’t lie to me. Oh, of course not. And you don’t lie to him. Excuse me.
[ Muffled screaming ]
[ Muffled screaming continues ]
[ Grunts ]
[ Muffled screaming ]
[ Grunts ] Where are you taking the patient, dr. Montague? Uh, my patient needs some stimulation from nature, so I’m taking her for a walk and some fresh air. Who was that leaving with a patient?
The siren waits for me
I think I hear her calling
she whispers so silently
the siren I can’t see
[ Exhales deeply ] Sorry, man. Um… uh, can we just punch in? Punch in there? Yeah, no problem. Just, uh, take it where you’d like, and we’ll cut it together.
The siren waits for me
I think I hear her calling
she whispers so silently
the siren I can’t see
[ Suspenseful music plays ] Eddie, “she’s like a shadow…” remember?
[ Gasps ] Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. “She’s like a shadow following me.” Thanks. Thanks, leo. Why don’t we just, uh, take it from the top? Yeah.
[ Guitar strumming ] That was dr. Montague. He said the patient needed air. No, dr. Montague would never do that. He’s not authorized to let patients out of the hospital. He’s not on staff. We have to call security. This job means that much to you? It’s not the job. What sonny does — look, I know a lot of the things that sonny does — that we do — are illegal. But sonny has principles. I mean, he has more values and integrity than most men who operate legally even come close to, and deep down, I think you know that. I’ve never had anyone in my life like him. I just feel like he’s taught me so much about what it means to be a man. Well, I guess you’re going to the hearing, then. Yeah. I hope you understand. I do. Thank you for explaining what he means to you. And never forget what you mean to me.
[ Mouths word ] Why are you doing this? You’ve always been so supportive of me and sonny. I am. No, I want to support you. As long as you’re going forward with your eyes wide open. That’s all I care about. I am. I promise. Good. And as far as lying to sonny about turning in carly and drew to the sec, besides martin, you’re the only one who knows now. Mm. To the grave. So, hey, you know, after you and sonny get married, maybe the two of you want to think about… moving into wyndemere.
[ Chuckles ] Well, I love you, and you know I love living with you, but that’s not really my idea of wedding bliss.
[ Laughs ] Living with me? No. Maybe sonny wants to buy wyndemere and all of spoon island. Hey, babe. Anna — anna came by to see how I was doing. I came by to apologize. Well, I told her — where is your father? Oh, he went to, uh, the savoy. He had to take care of some things. And he left. Yes, he left. I’m fine. Of course you’re fine.
[ Chuckles ] I — I should probably go, actually. You know, if I knew you were going to be here, I would have definitely got dinner for three. But let me walk you out. Okay.
[ Keys jingling ] Really good to see you. Okay. I’ll be right back.
[ Door opens ] What made you think that it was a good idea for you to come here?
We have an emergency, and we need to enforce a lockdown on the entire building right away. One of our patients, cody bell, is wearing dr. Montague’s clothes, and he’s trying to escape with another patient, sasha gilmore!
[ Alarm bells ringing ]
[ Clicks ] We’re going to get you out of here, sasha. You just have to trust me, okay?
[ Seat belt clicks ] Thank you, sam. You’re the best.
[ Engine revs ] You’re selling wyndemere? Why? Not yet for publication, so don’t go blabbing, okay? No, I won’T. But why?
[ Sighs ] Well, avery likes it, but it’s just the two of us out there, you know? We’re isolated. You’re selling because of nikolas. Uh, I have to admit, I do have a few bad memories. But mainly, it just feels like the right thing to do now. Yeah.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Sighs ] I have to go. Okay. Nina, I hope I didn’t upset you. Please tell me I didn’t upset you.
[ Chuckling ] No, you didn’t upset me at all. In fact, you made me even more certain that what I’m doing is right. Good. Good. And good luck to sonny. Yeah. And good luck to me.
[ Exhales sharply ] I know curtis didn’t want to see anyone, but I-I-I don’t think I upset him. Well, you upset me. If it wasn’t for you and sonny, curtis wouldn’t be in that chair right now. Yeah, you’re right. I’m sorry about that. You’re sorry about that. I don’t think you realize how close curtis was to dying, and now he’s paralyzed, and he could be in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, but you’re sorry about that. Yeah, I guess it makes everything all better. No, I-I didn’t mean that it would make anything better. No. You and sonny live dangerous lives. I get it. You make deadly enemies, but then you roam around and mingle with everybody else and put other people in danger. And in this case, you put my husband in a wheelchair. We will find out who did this. We will.
[ Scoffs ] And what good is that going to do curtis? Please. Please don’t come back here.
[ Crying ] Okay. I won’T. Okay.
[ Exhales deeply ]
[ Clears throat ]
[ Sighs ] Charlie’s had strawberry rhubarb pie for dessert. Portia. I can’t blame anna for this. I can. Ned:
I got lost in a storm
on a boat with no oar
on a sea where I never had been
found my way to the shore
not the same as before
now I’m here in the in-between
when the clouds broke
alive, I awoke
to a misty world like a dream
but I’m fighting the smoke
I could swear that she spoke
who’s that spirit guiding me?
The siren waits for me
I think I hear her calling
she whispers so silently
the siren I can’t see
she’s like a shadow following me
or a distant memory
ah-ah-ahh woman: Ah-ah
ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah
ah-ah, ah-ah-ah – hey, hey, hey – ah-ah-ah
anna: We will find out who did this. We will.
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