GH Transcript Tuesday, September 19, 2023

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marshall: Hey, how’s it going? Alright. Good to see you.

[ Buzzes lips ] This is the slowest night we’ve had in months. Don’t I know it. Where is everybody?

[ Scoffs ] Not here. Hey. Don’t worry, n’neka. It’ll pick up. It has to.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Oh, god. Not what I was hoping for. Mom. Trina!

[ Door closes ] Oh, yay! [ Laughs ] Oh! Sweetheart, look who came to visit us. And I come bearing a gift to christen the new gaming system. Is that the new “sudden death”? It just released this thursday. Okay, well, you know what? We’ll play head-to-head mode right now. And three heads are better than two? You want to play? Of course I do.

[ Both laugh ] Okay. Thank you, sam, for these clothes. I feel almost human again. You’re welcome. And you, too, dante. No problem. Sasha: Your turn. No, uh, I’m — I’m alright. We can just wait. Actually, you stink, bro. Cody, you’re gonna feel so much better once you change. Alright, alright, alright. No need for an uprising. Come on, let’s get you in there. Yep. I’ll go. You’ve gotta change. You smell.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Door opens ] Boss, gabe just texted. The knockoff shoe shipment arrived on time, no problem. I wouldn’t be too sure about that. Hi. I just was wondering if you had an eta on the officers? Yeah, no, it’s not an emergency. I just want to start cleaning up, so, yeah.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Gasps ] Um. Okay. I-I think they’re here. Thank you. Bye. Hello? Charlotte? Hello, anna. Is papa here? Stop there. Play it back a little. Freeze it. Oh, my god. Valentin, it can’t be. Play it through. I need to see what happens. W-well, you know what happens. I need to see it.

[ Both gasp ]

marshall, n’neka, what a lovely night it is. Mm. And didn’t you turn yourself out for it. Selina, you look stunning. Thank you, n’neka. So do you. But, then, you always do. This is my good friend, zion. Good evening. N’neka garland. Marshall ashford. Selina. He’s watching the club for his son, curtis. What are you two having to drink? Champagne? Excellent call.

[ Chuckles ] One bottle of champagne for miss wu. Oh, no. Just two glasses. We won’t be staying. We’re only here for a quick drink, out of loyalty to curtis. We’re headed to the new club, intrigue, downtown.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, do they have gambling there? Not that I know of. But it’s always jam-packed.

[ Clicks tongue ]

[ Laughs ] Thank you for bringing the game over. You know I’m definitely down to play, but…why don’t you tell me why you really came over? Because you just moved back into your dorm, and I know you’re not homesick already. I don’t have to be homesick to come home. I just wanted to hang out with you and mom.

[ Video game noises playing ] Alright. Who’s winning? Oh, mom, we — [Laughs] The game just finished loading. We haven’t even started yet. Okay. Alright. I don’t know if you guys noticed, but video games aren’t really my thing. Understatement. Especially “sudden death.”

[ Laughs ] But I did see on here that they have virtual tours where you can check out castles in europe. Maybe we could try that. Yeah. Wow, mom, that sounds really amazing, but, um, we’re trying to get all dirty harry on the zombies with this game. Of course. As long as you guys are having fun. Uh, okay, so before we get started, how about I get us some iced tea? Mom? Curtis? Mmm. Yes. Yes. The caffeine will give me adrenaline to play this game. Exactly. Okay. I’ll be right back.

[ Zombies growling

on television ] Isn’t it so sweet of trina to come by? You know why she came by, don’t you? What do you mean? To check on us, and I don’t mind. You know, you raised a very special young woman. The charges have been dropped against me. But that raid, my arrest — that’s just the beginning. The feds are going to be watching every move I make. They’re going to be tracking whoever I associate with. You know what I’m saying? Live like I’m under a microscope, got it. They’ve been trying to take me down for years, but never for nsa violations. This is on a whole other level. It’s just going to get more complicated. And pikeman isn’t taking “no” for an answer. Alright. Uh, when you come in, it’s going to be a bit of a shock, but just don’t touch anything, okay? What happened here? Where’s papa? It looks like, um, we had a break-in, and your father’s gone to hotel security. What are you doing here? I took a rideshare. By yourself? I’m 15. Yeah, I know. But even so, do dante and sam know you’re here? They’re out somewhere. It’s not a big deal. I just needed to see my father. Valentine: Play it again. Re-watching it’s not going to change what’s there. Play it again. There might be something that I missed, something that makes a difference. Play it again.

[ Both sigh ] What are you going to do? Nothing, yet.

[ Sighs ] Valentin, I, uh — I can’t just ignore this. No, I know you can’t, and I can’t, either. But this is a volatile situation. Can you let me handle this?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hang on. Anna? Charlotte’s here. Charlotte? Yeah, she — she wants to see you. I’ll be right there.

[ Sighs ] I gotta go. Please don’t show this to anyone else.

[ Door closes ] Okay. You were all right. I’m very happy to be out of that creep’s clothes. Mm-hmm. Look what I found. It was in one of montague’s pockets. I’m gonna have to have these analyzed. Yeah, I’m guessing he wasn’t planning on taking those pills himself. Montague knew he crossed a line, and you were his only witness — a loose end. What are you saying, sam? Do you think dr. Montague was going to slip me an overdose? He had those pills on him when he found us in your room. You think he was going to kill me?

Hey, it’s n’neka. I’m at the club. We’re going to need some help down here asap. Thank you, mr. Ashford, for an enchanting evening. It’s a shame there were so few people here to enjoy it. It’ll pick up later, I’m sure. Really? From what I’ve been told, it hasn’t been picking up much this past week. If you truly were loyal to your son, you’d reconsider. Let me take the savoy off your hands before it’s worthless.

[ Chuckles ] Ms. Wu…

[ Laughs ] Not a chance. You’ll see. We’ll survive and thrive.

[ Breathes deeply ] I wouldn’t be too sure. The club doesn’t have the same draw without your son’s charm — something curtis obviously got from his mother.

[ Scoffs ] You know nothing about my family, lady… or loyalty… or [Chuckles] Even good champagne. So why don’t you go on over to that club you’re so excited about and see if that’s for sale?

[ Breathes sharply ] Everything okay here? Mr. Ashford’s son suffered a great tragedy. Marshall is obviously traumatized by it. It’s best we leave him to his misery. But thank you for the champagne.

[ Laughs ] Bye. Oh. Trina, zombie attack, 6:00. I see it. I see it, curtis. Don’t worry. I got it. Yeah? How’d that work out last time?

[ Laughs ] Uh, that was one time. And wasn’t I the one to find the digitalis for the spray-gun? You’re welcome, by the way. Oh, oh, trina. Watch out. Watch out. It’s right behind you. Right behind you. No, no, no, mom. That — that’s — that’s the zombie ghost that comes out to collect the bodies when you neutralize them. Of course it is. Ooh, ooh, ooh! To your left. To your left. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Mm, take that. There he is. There he is. Ah, look. Up. Watch this. Watch this. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

[ Laughs ] Nice shot. Mm. Good stuff. Mm! Trina and curtis: Crypt surge! Mm! Oh, damn, watch out. Okay, trina, assemble the spray-gun. I’m going to create a buffer. Uh, I-I can’T. I-I still need to get the wolfsbane. Keep the zombies out so that I can go to the greenhouse. Yep. Well, I have to step out for just a bit. Oh, we drive you away? Babe, is everything okay? No, no. Everything is fine. I just have to help out a friend. Oh, well, sorry if we left you on the sidelines.

[ Chuckling ] No, no, honey, don’t worry about me. Just keep enjoying playing your video game. Neutralize those zombies.

[ Laughter ] I’ll be back as soon as I can.

[ Door closes ] Mom’s the best. Mm. But she is awful at video games.

[ Laughs ] Well, you inherited your gaming gene from me. I know that’s right.

[ Video game noises playing ] Mm. Got him.

[ Door opens ]

[ Dramatic music plays ] Olivia. What are you doing in my office? I was, uh, looking at the w-wedding bookings. I-I’m thinking about changing the date of my wedding. Oh. And I-I just didn’t want to rifle around looking for that binder that we have, so I was just checking to see what was confirmed. Oh, well, the binder is right over here, same as ever. Oh, there it is.

[ Laughs ] You take your time with that. We’re just — we’re just heading out. Okay. Hey, eddie. I, uh, heard from olivia that you had a great recording session. Yeah, no, the studio was great. Be sure to thank sonny for hooking us up. I will do that, yeah. He was happy to help you out. Well, like I said, uh, take your time. Just lock up when you leave. Yeah, thanks. Okay? Mm-hmm. Enjoy. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door closes ] I’m so sorry, charlotte. I mean, I would take you to the restaurant and buy you a hot chocolate or something, but I’ve got to stay here and wait for the officers. Anna, I’m not a kid anymore. You don’t have to keep me amused. No, my bad. You’re almost an adult. Anna, thank you for calling me. Charlotte, what are you doing here? I just wanted to see you. I… didn’t realize you’d be busy.

[ Knock on door ] Pcpd. We received a report of a break-in. We can’t say that montague wanted to kill you, but maybe he wanted to keep you unstable enough to the point where he could move you somewhere else and…your recovery was virtually impossible. Yeah, but [Scoffs] I mean, the fact that montague was bringing the pills into ferncliff points to something extreme, right? You know, doctors don’t dispense medication from their pockets. I mean, this shows that he had some kind of plan. Yeah, but what exactly? And how do we prove it? Well, this all started after I petitioned to end gladys’s guardianship, and the court assigned dr. Montague to evaluate me. A-and, yes, that — that might be a coincidence, but we know that gladys and montague know each other from the poker game at the savoy. And — and granted, you know, montague’s debt isn’t as deep as gladys’, but…every gambler needs a steady cash flow. Okay, so gladys ropes in montague to make sasha appear to be unfit to the courts, but he pushes it too far, and you wind up stabbing cody and get sent to ferncliff. But then montague’s got another problem. What happens if you regain enough clarity to the point where you can link your breakdown to the pills that he was giving you? He’s got to cover his tracks. He’s got to make you not just look insane, but hopelessly addicted. Cody: So then he — I mean, he’s at least guilty of — of — of what — covert drugging? Like, isn’t — wouldn’t that be considered poisoning? Well, it’s criminal malpractice and attempted murder. But again, guys… how do we prove it?

[ Knock on door ] Boss? Mr. Hume. Come on in. Have a seat. Dex, can you stay? You don’t mind if he stays, right, roman? No. Whatever you like. Okay. Congratulations are in order, mr. Corinthos. We were all very pleased to hear about the charges being dropped. Really? Of course. Pikeman regrets any trouble you’ve faced and, uh… we’d like to offer you this as an apology. Is this an apology or a down payment on another deal? The room was like this when we got here. As far as I can tell, nothing is missing. My tablet and my computer — they’re all here, untouched. We can send forensics if you’d like. Yeah. Valentin: Well, this is a hotel room. Forensics is going to find a thousand different fingerprints from a thousand different guests. How helpful is that going to be? It might not yield much. We can pursue this if you’d like, anna, but it looks like a case of malicious mischief to me. Do you want to file a complaint, start an investigation? Mnh. No! Ha-ha! Score. Sorry, my friend. You just got slimed. No fair. I was the one who got the wolfsbane.

[ Laughs ] You ready for the next level? Definitely.

[ Sighs lightly ] So, curtis, um, marshall told me that you went to the club the other day. I did. He said that n’neka and the whole staff was really excited to see you come back. Oh, well , I’m not sureI would consider it being back. But it’s your club. Don’t you want to get into the swing of things again? Trina, a lot’s happened. Well, it’s obvious. Yeah, I mean, it was good to get out of the house and… it’s just, you know, going back opened my eyes to a lot — some good and some that’s just, well… hard to admit. Hey. How’s it going? Uh, slower than my last relationship.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, well, I can see that. Ugh. Portia. What brings you down here? Oh! Where’s curtis? Curtis and trina are at the house in their video game world, and it was too loud for me.

[ Chuckles ] So I decided to get some air, and, um, you know, I ended up here. Don’t you have an early start for work tomorrow? I do. I do. But my head is pretty full of all the dead zombies. I thought I would be here with you two in the land of the living. Well… I’m glad you’re here.

[ Chuckles ] Every living body counts tonight.

[ Chuckles ] Right. So, what can I get you?

[ Light music playing ] Wow. Ghost town. Yeah. What happened to this place? Last time I was here, it was hopping. According to the authorities,montague is the victim here. He was beaten and tied up. Montague had a pocket full of pills he was going to use to O.D. Me. I understand that, but we have no proof. These could have come from anywhere. And right now, it’s just our word against his. And we are escaped mental patients. Well, at least sasha is either an escapee or a kidnapping victim. You, on the other hand, are a felon, wanted for assault and kidnapping. Cody did not kidnap me. He rescued me! Look, we have to stop this before it gets any worse. We can turn ourselves in and tell the truth.

So pikeman wants another go-round? Absolutely. Wants me to move, you know, another shipment? Most definitely. Yeah. And this is a peace offering. Compensation for your trouble. Dex, close the briefcase. Give it back to him. Tell your bosses no deal. When I was in custody, I got a lot of questions about pikeman, so they know what’s going on. Has nothing to do with my people ’cause they didn’t do any talking, so that means it’s on your side, and that’s a problem. Nobody in pikeman would be that careless. You can guarantee that? I didn’t think so. It’s a big organization. So here’s the deal. I want you to find the leak. Until then, until you can assure me it’s plugged, there’s no deal. ‘Cause I am not going to let the feds use pikeman to get me. Turning yourselves in — it’s not as simple as it sounds. You need proof to back up your story, and right now, we don’t have that. Dr. Montague injected me several times with drugs. Wouldn’t the hospital have some sort of record of that? Yeah, I doubt, montague went through the proper channels for that, sasha. Wait a minute. What about the medication that he gave you before you went to ferncliff? Do you have the prescription that he wrote? He never gave me a prescription. He — he just handed me the pills. Ohh! I can’t believe I didn’t question that. Hey, hey. Hey, hey. Don’t you dare blame yourself for that, alright? You were betrayed by the people you trusted. In no way is that your fault. But you risked everything to save me, cody. And now you’re the one facing charges. How do we prove that you’re innocent? We might have something going for us. So, mac is the commissioner, and I think he’s going to see cody’s innocence. So mac really is your father? I can’t imagine how hard it must be to go back to the savoy. But you did it. I’m not going to lie. It was tiring, but, I’m, you know, getting stronger every day. Well, marshall told me that you were thinking about selling the savoy?

[ Sighs ] He did, did he? Well, let me tell you, it’s nothing you need to worry your pretty little head about. But it was your dream. Well, yeah. The savoy is a special place, you know? It’s like a home away from home in all the best ways. Just imagine throwing a party every night — good food, good music, and even better company. Walking from table to table, fraternizing with people I wouldn’t have known otherwise. Yeah, it was amazing. Was? Well, trina, sadly, sometimes in life, dreams can change. And I can’t imagine that same party under this current situation. But you are the club. What’s going to happen to it? Yeah. Uh…

[ Chuckles ] Let’s not talk about me. Let’s talk about you. Curtis! Well, no. Don’t get all stella on me now. I’m your dad. I want to hear about you. You just started school. You moved into the dorms. What are you looking forward to this year? And I do want to remind you, all work and no play — don’t be that, okay? Have fun sometimes, you know. Well, it’s funny that you mention that, um, because actually…

[ Sighs ] …There is something that I-I am looking forward to that has nothing to do with school. Oh? So I’m — I’m planning on taking a trip to new york for the weekend. With spencer. Really? Okay. That’s something I’m surprised your mom didn’t tell me. Well, I haven’t told her yet. Yet. But you do plan on telling her. I thought I should wait until it gets closer to the trip. Trina, trina. You know how she feels about spencer. Oh, I definitely do. Yeah, I do. Okay, well, uh… the most important thing is, um, how you feel about him. And that is…? I think I’m in love with him. Do you think he feels the same way? He hasn’t said. And you? Have you? No. Why? Good to see you. Welcome. Hey. Well, n’neka, besides it being dead in here, what’s the emergency? Oh, selina wu. She wa s in here parading aroundtonight with some trophy date, and she and marshall had a face-off. Wait. Whoa, whoa. What kind of face-off? Well, I didn’t hear all of it, but voices were definitely raised, and marshall barely held it back. Yeah, but what set him off? There was tension the moment ms. Wu walked in. But when I came back from leaving you the message, marshall was basically kicking her out, saying she should go buy some other club downtown. Do you think she’s trying to get her hands on this place? I think so. I overheard marshall talking to curtis about it, so… well, I don’t think curtis’s father should be pushing her. Ms. Wu is not someone to be toyed with. No, I know exactly who she is. And you did the absolute right thing by calling me.

[ Sighs ] Ms. Wu is — she’s dangerous. I just don’t think that marshall realizes how dangerous she truly is. What were you recording? Oh, it was nothing, really. I was just demoing a new song. It’s only half done. Then why haven’t you finished? That’s what I keep asking him. Well, it’s easier said than done. Creating a song isn’t like writing a term paper. You can’t just power through to finish it.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I need to, uh, you know, wait for that spark of creativity to ignite.

[ Scatting ]

[ Laughter ] This man speaks the truth. Okay. Sometimes you got to tune into a melody. Alright. Exactly. The song came to me unexpectedly, but it was, um, just a little fuzzy. Like I almost could catch it, but not quite. So I just have to wait for the muse to visit me again.

[ Laughs ] The ghost of elvis presley, huh? Elvis, eh? Ah. If you need any clarinet, I’m there. Oh. I might just take you up on that, my friend. I’ve worked with a sax before, but I’ve never worked with a clarinet. Well, you know what they say. Once you go clarinet, you just never forget.

[ Laughter ] Alright. That was pretty bad. Yeah, that was bad. Hey, I got an idea. Why don’t you finish your song, debut it here at the club next week? It’s a challenge. Well, it might be a bit of a downer to play in a house this, uh, light. Uh, do you think, uh — mm. You think there’ll be more people here next week?

How would you like us to proceed? I-I-I want you to pursue the formal channels. You know, I-I — I want you to tell me what you uncover and keep me in the loop. Will do. Yeah. Now, this may seem like simple harassment, ms. Devane, but after the arson at your house, could these two incidents be related? I don’t know. I mean…

[ Police radio chatter ] Yeah. Maybe? I’m — I don’t know. I-I don’t know what answers you’re going to find in here or — I don’t know. We’ll keep you posted.

[ Clears throat ] Well, we’re not safe here. Yeah, obviously. Charlotte, can you get on the house phone? Ask the front desk to move us to a new suite. Sure, papa. God, I’m so sorry that she saw this. It’s probably quite scary for her.

[ Breathes deeply ] Were you able to access the security footage? Hume’s gone. He got in a range rover with new york plates and drove off. So tell me… what’s your take on what just happened here? That, uh — that’s above my pay grade, boss. You think I just hired you to open the doors and call me boss? You want something in life, you got to grab it. What are you doing here, anyway? Listen, I know you’re smart. You pay attention. You don’t think I see how your mind’s always spinning? Now, because you’re not the boss, you have access to people and places that I don’T. So now’s your chance to show me how you think, evaluate. So…you want to move up in my world? I got to be able to trust your judgment. So tell me what you see. Tonight’s a little slow. That’s putting it mildly. Hell, I wouldn’t want to play up there either with this crowd. But the one thing that’s missing tonight, the one thing that’s been missing every night, is my son curtis. You want a good promoter? Look no further. He’ll pack this place. We just need to give him something to promote. And I’m — I’m thinking the return of eddie maine — whoo! — That might be just the ticket.

[ Chuckles ] Look, y’all go ahead and think about that, alright? While I send over two drinks for you… and your beautiful date.

[ Laughs ] Maybe I-I’m not ready to say “I love you” first. Or…maybe I’m waiting for spencer to say it first. I-I don’t know. Are you having doubts about spencer? No doubts. I just — I just feel impatient and annoyed… and disappointed at times. He just does the stupidest things, but then he also does the sweetest things.

[ Breathes deeply ] I haven’t spent much time around spencer, but, um, I think you know, early on, I wasn’t a big fan.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah. But all that changed in greenland. I have great respect for the way he cared for you. And I also respect the way he lights up every time you’re in the room. But all that aside, are you sure you can count on him emotionally? Okay, now, see, that’s — that’s what’s hard. At first, I would say definitely not. But then, over time, I think… yes.

[ Sighs ] Well, honey, you and spencer come from two different worlds. What do you mean? Well, you’re responsible, you’re practical, and you’re grounded in the real world. Spencer comes from a crazy rich family. He doesn’t have to work a day in his life. Well, it’s not his fault that he was born rich. No, no, it’s not his fault. But I’ve learned this — people with too much free time and money tend to get into a lot of trouble.

“My beautiful date”? Marshall’s right about one thing. But do you think this is a date? Well…

[ Chuckles ] If it gets us free drinks, I don’t see why not. Here you go. Compliments of the savoy. Thank you. Thank you, n’neka. Thank you. So, um, what are we toasting to?

[ Sighs ] To marshall’s challenge. You finish the song — you come back here and sing it next week. Why not?

[ Chuckles ] I heard that ms. Wu was sniffing around — something about buying the club. She can sniff all she wants, portia. It’s not for sale. Curtis built this place from the ground up, and I am not going to let selina wu swoop in and take it. But spencer is –is not like that. Y-you should see him with ace. He’s amazing. Yeah. Your mom told me that ace is always going to be part of the equation.

[ Breathes deeply ] Are you sure you’re ready to take on a child at this point in your life? And how is spencer going to cope if esme decides to take ace and leave town? How are you dealing with esme after all the torture she put you through? I-I don’t know. There’s a lot that I don’t know. But I do know that we don’t know what the future holds. True that. Look at me. Think about epiphany. Sometimes you just — you’ve got to live in the moment. Well, what do you think, curtis? Is this my moment? My impression is that pikeman is a very efficient operation. They have legit government contracts, but they also obviously have a parallel operation going. Maybe it operates as a rogue offshoot. Hume seemed surprised when you suggested he consider someone on the inside, but as far as pikeman itself, it wouldn’t make sense for them to jeopardize everything to leak to the feds about their deal with you. And I agree with you. It wasn’t one of your men. Damn. Turn you on and you just go. Thanks for the insight. So here’s the thing — the feds busted me on false information, false information that I planted. The thing is — that I don’t know is the timing of — or the extent of the fbi investigation. Do they already know that we made a move for pikeman, or are they going by what we’ve already put out there? With all due respect, sir, I think the safest option is to cut ties with pikeman. Well, that’s the problem, isn’t it? Pikeman is not taking “no” for an answer. So what I did tonight was buy time. Now I have to figure out how to move forward. We can’t rely on mac’s goodwill to beat this, dante. You know, he still has to uphold the law. Hey, why don’t you give us, like, 24 hours and we can see what we can dig up? Right? Right? Yeah. Okay. We’ll go back to port charles. You guys should probably sit tight here. I mean, you do have to turn yourselves in at some point, but that’s not now. Sam: Yeah, and we’ll be in touch tomorrow. Thanks, sam. I really — I-I can’t thank you enough. Yeah, really. Thank you so much. No problem. I only did what I thought was right. Cody, I’m sorry — dante, look. Look, you, as always, are the rock and kept me on the straight and narrow. Thank you both for everything.

[ Door closes ]

[ Sighs ] I can’t believe what they’re willing to risk for us. Mm. For you, sasha. They believe in you. So do I. Well, I guess all we can do now is wait and see what they turn up. Well, we do have one other option. Which is…? You and I could just disappear. Did you talk to security? Was there anything on the tapes?

[ Charlotte speaking indistinctly ] There was nothing there. What? How is that possible? There’s cameras everywhere. Anna, the footage from this floor was missing. Okay. So…someone forged a key card to get in here, and — and then they wipe the surveillance tape? That was — so that they could ransack a room, destroy my clothes, and write an intimidating message on the mirror? Papa, the front desk wants to speak to you. Let me deal with that. You just take her back to dante. Okay. I’ll — I’ll call you when I’m on my way back. Thank you, darling. Thank you so much for doing that.

[ Door opens ] Yeah. Hello? Yeah. Let’s go, ma petite. Um, are you able to find us another suite? Thank you. No, no, that’s perfectly fine. Ready, papa? Oh, charlotte… what have you done?

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