GH Transcript Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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Lucy: I’m about to sign over 51% of my company to tracy quartermaine. Well, sign it. Otherwise, things are only going to get worse. I really don’t know how they could get worse.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Laura: Scott. Hey. Uh, I did not know you were back in town. Hi. Hi, lucy. Uh-huh. I need to talk to you now.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] So, laura, h-how was that trip with — what were you thinking? Y-yeah, I’m not following. What compelled you to help my brother get out of prison? I knew you’d come back here. I’ve done everything that you’ve asked me to do. You’re walking around a free man because of me. And still… you try and kill ava? Hey.

[ Door closes ] I thought you were working late. Is everything okay? Are you sure there is nothing else I can provide for you? Brook lynn: Thanks, yuri, but we just had lunch. You know what? I would love a plate of those little cookies and a pitcher of lemonade. Yes, ma’am. Soon coming. Mmm! He’s cute. Yes. I can’t believe monica lets him work here. Lets him work here? Mm-hmm. She’s the one who hired him. And what’s with the little cookies? You just said you were stuffed from lunch. Now you want little cookies? No, but maybe chase does.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, I know you’re super busy, but I wanted to show you something. What — I was just… look, look. No, no, no, no. Okay, I bought this frame, and I put in some pictures. It’s wiley

from the wedding for michael and willow… ah. …And then donna for carly. I think they’re gonna love it. Yeah. Right? Yeah. Carly, too. Martin: I called the sec at nina reeves’ direction and I suggested they investigate drew cain and carly spencer for insider trading.

[ Recorder beeps ] Time to let my father know exactly what kind of woman he married. You know, I’d think twice before doing that if I were you. You know, laura, I-it’s not like I broke cyrus out of pentonville. Well, you may as well have, because he’s out walking the streets right now. Yeah, I know. I-I-I just saw him in there. You saw him in — in there? Yeah, and I-I made it clear to him that I’m not on retainer — it was a one-shot deal.

[ Sighs ] But, you know, he — he was just very pleased with my work.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah, I bet he was. Believe me, I also got an earful from mac scorpio. Well, can you blame him? He is the police commissioner now. On top of everything else, he has to worry about cyrus renault being free. He is your brother. I know that, and I don’t need to be reminded.

[ Exhales sharply ] You know something? When cyrus was in the hospital, he told martin to give away all of his money, and martin did it. So tell me something, scott — how did you get paid? I’m very impressed, austin. I never would have thought that little boy I watched grow up had this in him. It’s no big deal, really. It’s not difficult to overpower a man who is — and now I’m quoting — “weak and incapable of hurting other people.” You’ve had your moment. And I’m going to forgive this clumsy transgression because it’s clear you have very strong feelings for ava jerome. First, you will take your hands off of me. And then you will find a way to get me into that room with your cousin mason.

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Door opens ] Oh, what now?

[ Door closes ] Mr. Gatlin. I just wanted you to know that all your tests and blood work looks good after your surgery. Your vitals are stable. There’s no reason you shouldn’t make a full recovery. Whoopee. I’m glad that makes you happy. Well, I’m thrilled. I won’t be cuffed to this damn bed anymore. No, no, you’ll likely be behind bars. Ah, don’t count your chickens, doc. I’ve gotten out of worse spots… many times before.

[ Scoffs ] Everything’s fine.

[ Chuckles lightly ] I just took a late lunch, and I decided I would come home and spend it with my baby.

[ Chuckles ] Oh. Wow, looks like you’re going over the books. Yeah, I was, but, um… you know, it was such a beautiful day outside, so I wanted to take advantage of it. So I spent some time looking at the trees and the leaves, and, you know… and then I took some time to look at the pictures that trina sent from new york. And I got to say, there’s a lot of pictures of her with spencer. Oh, awesome. Let me see. Are you sure? Of course I’m sure. Let me see the pictures. It’s okay.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] Oh. Hm, they really got around, huh? You seem to be okay with that. You want to tell me what’s going on? Trina cares about spencer, and it seems that spencer genuinely cares about trina. She’s old enough to make her own decisions without her mom constantly butting in. This one is yours. I already wrapped one for michael and willow and one for carly. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] You’re welcome. No, it’s beautiful. I just wish that I had one of avery at the wedding. We’re — we’re going to make it up to avery big time. Yeah, I’m just glad that she and ava are okay. Yeah, and you know what? Uh, I’m going to make sure they stay that way. Good.

[ Chuckles ] You just can’t stop staring at wiley, you know? Oh. No, it’s just… I’m thinking. Thinking about the time you lost? Well —

[ Scoffs ] I plan on making that up, and… it’s nobody’s fault. Some of it was carly’S. Michael: You’ve already done your part, martin. Well, don’t go patting yourself on the back. If you think I’m surprised that you recorded me, you’re sorely mistaken. But even if that was admissible in a court of law, which it isn’t, this isn’t about court. It’s about you trying to destroy nina reeves. She’s done that herself. Yeah, well, you see it that way. Nina won’T. I don’t give a damn how she sees it. She destroyed my mom’s life, and she got drew sent to prison. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have work to do. You know, I always make it a point to do extensive research on the life of anybody who asks me to represent them. In my line of work,it’s kind of important. Somebody like nina — I mean, I know I don’t have to remind you of the kind of things ms. Reeves has done in the past. I’m not concerned about her past. I’m concerned about what she’s done lately and about the future. And that’s the rub, isn’t it? Because the future is exactly what you should be concerned about. And since you know what she’s capable of, kind of things she’s done, kind of things she will do… once you try to take away everything that matters to her. I told myself I was ok with my moderate to severe rheumatoid ar, he did mention something about some kind of a fund that helps prisoners reform, you know, he did mention something about some kind of a fund that helps prisoners reform, and, you know… that’s the fund that he donated his money to? Oh, my god.

[ Chuckling ] Oh! Leave it to cyrus to find a way to use that money to help himself. Well, he is pretty resourceful.

[ Sighs ] Oh, he is nothing if not resourceful. Tell me something — did you ever believe that — that my brother actually deserved to be released, or was this just a payday for you?

[ Sighs ] Laura, what kind of a lawyer do you think I am? Do you want me to answer that? Okay, all right, listen, I-I-I know that lee would probably be disappointed in me like you are, but, you know, it was a high-profile case, and I’m trying to keep my practice going. Do you want me to be chasing ambulances for the rest of my life?! Okay. I’ve heard enough. I’ve heard enough. I’m just asking you, okay? When you were at the hearing and you saw my brother there, did you believe that he deserved to be released?

[ Exhales deeply ] Well, he did seem like a different guy, you know? And — and the doctor spoke on his behalf, the warden, and eventually, the judge, you know, did sign off for his release. Now, when I saw him earlier in his suede jacket and everything, he did look pretty healthy. Yeah, that’s exactly what I said when I saw him in the prison. Hm.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I got to go.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Breathing heavily ] You didn’t sign!

[ Monitor beeping ] Hello, mason. I thought if we were going to come back here and go over your plans for blaze, that chase might want to join us. As it turns out, he has a couple of hours off, and he said he would love to spend time with us — I mean, with you, you know, because he’s been working such long hours. Oh, you’re not going to do this, ma. Do what? Arrange for my daughter to spend time with her gorgeous boyfriend? I know exactly how you think, all right? You think that you’re going to bring chase over here, that tracy’s offer is just going to happen to come up in conversation…

[ Scoffs ] …Then he’s going to help you convince me to change my mind. Brook lynn, how dare you accuse me of such a thing? And if tracy’s offer happened to come up in conversation, as you say, then maybe — I swear to you, ma, if tracy’s offer comes up, you will regret it. I will put you in the same box that I put her, and I will never talk to you again. Do you understand?

[ Door opens ] Mr. Chase to see you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Carly and I both made [Sighs] A lot of mistakes. I suppose, but she and drew are paying big time for the one they made. Is, um — is drew back in pentonville? Yeah, the doctor says he’s healthy enough to go back. I’m — you know, I’m doing everything I can to keep him protected in there, and carly is trying to get him out. I hope she does. You amaze me, you know that? Well, the feeling is mutual… husband. Ooh, I like that word — “husband.” I-I like “wifey,” too, ’cause you can’t get rid of me anymore.

[ Chuckles ] Mm. Okay, we both have… what? …A lot of work to do, okay? What do you mean? So I’m going to go. Okay. Love you. Love you, too. Hey, you know what? What? Thank you for that. You’re welcome. Come on, let’s be honest here, martin — you’re concerned about what nina will do to you because she’s not going to be happy when she finds out that you betrayed her confidence and told me that she’s the reason that drew’s in prison. Absolutely true. See how I’m scared to death of what nina reeves could do to me? And I’ m not the only personwith skin in this game, am I? I mean, we are talking about the woman who induced ava jerome’s labor just so she could kidnap your baby sister. Same woman let you all think that sonny was dead. Now she owns the metro court and a very powerful, influential magazine. You could be right. I mean, given the circumstances and feelings for your father, she might be a shrinking violet. She might just take her medicine, fade away.

[ Chuckling ] But… you let that genie out of the lamp, and she’s a wounded animal. She’s going to take that power and that influence, and she’s gonna make it her mission to make your life hell and the life of anybody you care about. That is something to think about before you pull the trigger. You just make sure you dig two graves, mr. Corinthos. When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd thingsokay. All right, well… that makes sense. Yeah, I might make a lot of money off of this. No, I’m not gett ing too excited,so just calm down. Listen, I’ll call you back when I get a chance. Goodbye. Took my pen! Chase, I’m so glad you could make it. Yeah, I’m kind of surprised you wanted to meet here. Oh, tracy’s spending the day in new york city. You know, speaking of tracy — ah! Ay-yi… oh, ma, I am so sorry. Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh! No, I know you are, but accidents — they happen. No, really, ma, do you understand just how sorry I am? I do, I do, and I know that it will never happen again. No, it won’T.

[ Clears throat ] Chase. Oh, well, brookie wanted to show me some of the music that she had picked out for blaze. Great. I’d love to see it. Yeah. Yeah, well, she told me that you and blaze used to work together and that you might know best what would fit her voice. Well, brook lynn’s really the expert in that area. I don’t know about that. Oh, no, brook lynn, she has musical genius running through her veins, thank you very much.

[ Chuckles ] But, you know, seeing a song on paper is totally different than hearing it out loud. So brook, honey, would you mind playing the song for us? -Here. -Sure, okay. Yay! And, chase, would you mind singing along with it? Come on. Oh, no. You don’t have to do that, chase. Oh, no, what? You want to, don’t you, chase? No, ma, he doesn’t sing anymore. He’s a detective.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah, but I’ll always sing for you. Oh. So how’d you enjoy your lunch? Ah, it was delicious. It was just what I needed. The new co-chief of staff needs to keep her energy up.

[ Both chuckle ] Yes.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. So, um, I guess you got to get back. Yeah. Sorry. No problem. But I’m glad we had this time together. I will be late tonight. I understand.

[ Chuckles ] I love you. I love you, too. Portia. Thank you so much. No, thank you. I know that you’ve been really wanting to see curtis, and I just think that now would be a really good time. Okay. He’s right outside on the patio, okay?

[ Chuckles ] Uh, just in case you didn’t know already, my brother cyrus is out of prison. Yeah, I — I do know that. Okay. Um, could you do me a favor and not mention it to curtis just yet? He’s got a lot on his plate, so… yeah, of course. He’s going to be really happy to see you. Oh, oh, don’t try to move.

[ Grunts ] Those handcuffs will dig into your wrists. How are you feeling?

[ Monitor beeping ] Pain. A lot of pain. God, I can only imagine. Uh, you see your cousin austin is here with me? He arranged this…visit. That was really nice of him, wasn’t it? Yeah. You know, when I got here, he let it be known that he was extremely upset with me. Do you know why? Well, it — it’s kind of amusing, actually. He — he was under the impression that I gave you the order to kill ava jerome, a woman he cares very deeply about.

[ Sighs ] You see, mason, I made a deal with austin. I gave him my word, so to speak, that if he helped me get out of prison, I would see to it that ms. Jerome was brought home safely. Now, as you can see, I am out of prison. And have you ever known me to go back on my word? No. Exactly. And you have worked for me for a very long time, haven’t you? Yes. Now, I want you to tell your cousin precisely the last words I said to you that night you were with ava. “Take her home.” And you disobeyed me, didn’t you, mason? Sonny: Yeah, it’s got to be special… for the perfect woman.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. All right, listen — thank you and send best wishes to you and your family. Bye.

[ Exhales deeply ] Michael: Hey, dad. Hey. Haven’t seen you since the wedding. I just kind of lied to sal. Oh, you did? Well, it was kind of a white lie, ’cause the — the best time I’ve had, I think, is… getting married to nina, and you guys were all there to watch it. Yeah. Um, look, dad, there’s — there’s something I need to talk to you about.

[ Playing piano ]

I don’t know why my heart feels this way when I’m with you all is quiet, all is calm and I feel safe when I’m with you all my worries fade away won’t you stay stay with me? Won’t you stay stay with me? Oh, ’cause I’ve been waiting all for you I’ve been waiting all for you all for yoooou yoooou have I told you near enough you’re the one I was dreaming of all this time, all this time?

Hi, tj. What’s going on today? Dr. Ashford? Hey, um… portia, I’m — I’m sorry. What? Is everything okay with you? Everything’s fine with your surrogate, right? Yeah, everything’s good. Okay. Well, something else is going on, so… no, everything’s fine. Um… tj, come on. I know you. It’s okay. You can talk to me. There’s this patient. There’s just something about him. Okay. Which patient? His name’s mason gatlin. The one who tried to kill ava? I asked you a simple question, mason. I want an answer.

[ Monitor beeping ] I disobeyed you.

[ Laughing ] Oh, good. I am so glad we got that cleared up. Now, I am not happy at all that you disobeyed me, but ms. Jerome is safe at home, so you dodged a bullet there.

[ Chuckles ] At least you dodged the fatal one. And we’ve already established that you believe I am a man of my word, yeah? Yes. Okay, so… I give you my word now in front of almighty god and your cousin that the pain you felt when you were shot, any pain you have felt during your entire life will pale in comparison to the pain you will feel during your long, excruciating journey to death if you ever betray me again. Do you understand and believe that?

[ Mouths word ] Say it! I understand… and believe it. Yes. I think you do. Godspeed.

[ Grunts ] Do we understand each other now? We do. Good. Hello, curtis. Laura. I hope it’s all right that I came. I’m so glad you did. Scott… uh, I was supposed to meet lucy here today. You haven’t seen her by any chance, have you? Yeah, she was here, but she left like a thief in the night. Mnh. Now I’ve got other fish to fry. I’m sure. Oh, uh, if you do see her, tell her to give me back my pen! Sonny: Looks like something serious. It is. Is willow and the kids okay? Yeah, yeah. They’re — they’re fine. Carly? Yeah. Okay. Before we get into it, can I just show you one thing? Mm, dad, I — no, no, I think you’re going to like this a lot. Look at that. Take it. Uh, nina came by this morning, and, uh, I know I’m spoiling the surprise, but she’s going to give the one of wiley to you a-and willow. Isn’t that great? Yeah, it’s a great picture. You can’t have too many pictures of your son because, you know, I used to have the same thing with you and morgan, same at around that age. And she also has one of donna. She’s going to give it to carly. But you’re not going to say anything, right? No, I promise. So… I mean, it is very thoughtful, right? Yeah. I know you know what that means. What? You and willow have not been married that long, but you know what it’s like to love… …to love somebody so much that it — it hurts. Nina has changed my life. I just — I mean, no, no — nothing against your mother or anything because she’s happy in her own way now with drew, especially once he gets out of that hell hole. Yeah, uh, look, dad, that’s — that’S… kind of what I came to talk to you about. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.Curtis… I’m really sorry that I was away for so long, but — no, no, no, no. I — I know you were looking for your son.

[ Exhales sharply ] Any luck?

[ Chuckles ] We just missed him. He doesn’t want to be found, but it really — it made me feel relieved to know that he’s okay. I’m sure.

[ Breathes deeply ] You know, it’s kind of ironic. We were just in greenland, dodging bullets… …only for me to come back to good old port charles and be in the wrong place at the wrong time. I want you to know that mac and dante are doing absolutely everything in their power to find the shooter, and I’m making sure that they have all the resources they need to do so. I also know that, uh… that’s little solace to you now. I’m just trying to focus on the future. Mm. It’s quite possible that I could be in this chair for the rest of my life. So if that’s the case, then, uh, I will damn well make the best of it.

[ Playing piano ]

Won’t you stay stay with me? That was absolutely perfect. I — i definitelydon’t know about that. For once, my ma’s dead right. Mm. It’s perfect. Blaze will sound great singing that song. I wish I could have heard the two of you sing together. I really like this song, too. Would you sing it as well, hm? Oh. Where is she?! Oh, you! Well, where is she? Where is the wicked witch of the west and the east and the north and the south?! I do hope you’ll be here soon, darlin’.

[ Stammering ] Listen, I don’t understand how this could have happened. If you would just let me expla–

[ Exhales sharply ] Trish told me you were here. Martin, what have you done? Any news on drew’s appeal? No, no, um…

[ Breathes deeply ] But you know how happy that drew and my mom were. Right. And when drew got sent to pentonville, it destroyed my mom, and she — she… she thought it was her fault. Carly always thinks it’s her fault. Drew doesn’t blame her, so he’s good for her. Yeah, he would be if he wasn’t in pentonville. Well, let’s get him out of pentonville. Yeah, that — we might not be able to make that happen, but I do know — okay, wait a minute. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Nina made it a pointwhen she was here to say that she was happy for carly and drew — she wanted them to be happy and that she wanted drew out of pentonville. Now, crimson — very important magazine. She owns it. She can use the magazine to help. Dad, I don’t think that that’s — no, I know you don’t understand, but she can be strong and she can put the heat on. I’m going to call her right now. No, dad, wait! Is there something that you sensed about this guy when you met him before? Nothing specific, but it did not seem like austin liked him coming around very much even then. I think the best thing that you can do is just — just steer clear of them altogether. Yeah. He probably just reminds me of…. some other creep.

[ Elevator bell dings ] I thought about calling you so many times. I know, I know. Portia told me you reached out to her to check on me. It’s just that I didn’t think I could… adequately express on a phone call how much you mean to me, curtis. Yeah, we’ve, uh — we’ve been through some tough times, huh? You’re a hero. No. Just accept it. And you know, it’s not just because you saved so many lives, two of them being my grandsons. But I had a special place in my heart for you a long time ago. Yeah, it’s funny how that works. Sometimes you just make A…connection with someone. It’s unexplainable. And it’s unbreakable.

[ Exhales deeply ] Okay? Nothing will ever change that. Hiya, lucy. Hi — hiya, lois. [ Chuckles ] Don’t change the subject. Where is she? Where’s tracy? She went to new york city for the day. Of course she did! She went out of town ’cause she didn’t want to be here for the dirty deed to get done! But you’re here, aren’t you, brook lynn? And you are just as responsible for all of this as tracy is! Now, wait a minute… why didn’t you stop her? Uh. I no touch woman. I mean, like that way — please, everyone just let lucy talk. Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, ’cause I have plenty to talk about your girlfriend and your daughter. How about your insincere camaraderie? How about your unending lying and the fact that you actually outright stole from us?! No, no, no. She has every right to be furious with me. I have every ri– I am furious! I am so furious, but you know what? I really wanted your evil grandmother to be here to witness the spoils of her vicious attack.

[ Exhales sharply ] Come here, big man.

[ Breathing heavily ] There! There! Are you happy? I hope you are so satisfied. And please, please tell your grandmother she can kiss — nope. I’m too much of a lady.

[ Exhales deeply ] Excuse me.

[ Clears throat ] Should I, uh, lock door? It’s a little late for that. Nina, I am so… desperately sorry. You’ve got to believe me. Nothing like this ever happened before. My clients are my first priority. That is why I’m so ashamed of… letting you down like I — like I have. I-I just hope you can find it in your heart to — look, you don’t — it’s — it’s not the end of the world. It’s just I wanted those contracts with estron to be filed before they could change their mind and pull their ads. Estron… yeah, you were supposed to file them by end of business yesterday. Yeah. Uh, well, I know, I know, which is why I’m so utterly ashamed to have let you down like I have. Listen, I, um… I — I know I can make it right. I mean, I have a great relationship with the ceo, so I promise you no damage will — will come to crimson. All right. See that there isn’T. I really do believe that nina can help, michael. Just — just, uh… it’s — it’s not a good idea. Why? What do you mean?

[ Stammers ] You just got married. You should be celebrating. Don’t put this on her plate right now. Okay, you’re right. Yeah. I mean, we did just get married. I don’t want to spring this on her, even though I know she’d probably be fine with it because that’s who she is. I’m so happy that… …you got to be at the wedding. Mm. I love her, you know? I want this to last forever, like you and willow.

[ Exhales deeply ] Yeah. I’ll let you get back to work. Yeah, hey — didn’t you — we have the time. Sorry, but you had to tell me something? No, it’s fine. You know, it’s just something I realized that I can — um, I can handle on my own, but, uh, I appreciate that. Thank you. All right. You know you can come to me for anything, right? I love you, my son. Love you, too, dad. All right.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Is nina reeves in? No, no, no. No message. Um, are you expecting her back soon? Good. I’ll speak to her when I see her.

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