General Hospital Transcript
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[ Light thump in distance ] I know who you are. Why are you here? Shouldn’t you be in prison? I had the good fortune to be released. Though it was for a medical condition, so I probably shouldn’t call a heart attack good fortune. But the lord works in mysterious ways, and apparently this was his plan for me. What do — what do you want? Well, I’m here to see my sister, of course. Spencer, it’s good to see you. I was just about to get acquainted with my other great-nephew. What are you doing here? Um, he said that he’s here to see your grandmother, but I was just about to tell him that laura’s not here. I’ll tell her you dropped by. Well, you know, I came all this way. I might as well take the opportunity to get to know this little guy. And — and, spencer, we barely talked the other day.
[ Stammers ] So, we should just maybe catch up. Okay?
[ Sighs ] Oh, my god. Are you okay? I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I woke you. No, no, don’t apologize. But what happened? I just had the worst nightmare.
[ Knock on door ] Adam: Hey, is — is everything alright in there? Can I? Yes.[ Knock on door ] Hello? Yeah. Hey. W-what’s going on? Uh, nothing. Everything’s fine. Trina had a nightmarE. Oh. Oh, those are the worst. I’ve had my share of them. I’m sorry, adam, if I woke you. Oh, no, no, no. It’s — it’s okay. I’ve been up for hours studying for midterms. I was about to head out on a coffee run. Do you want anything from perks? No, no. I’m okay. Thank you, though. Sure? Okay. Yeah. Uh, m-maybe I’ll s-see you later. Yeah. Bye. Alright. Tell me about this dream.
[ Sighs ] Do you have proof that nikolas is alive? Irrefutable. Not only has he been in geneva, his banker said that his employees saw nikolas there, and then he — he showed me records of withdrawals for a significant amount of money that nikolas has taken from his accounts. And you gave this information to spencer? Yeah. He didn’t react the way I thought he would. Yeah. I thought it was just going to be more anger, you know? Right. But he was so sad and so disappointed. I think it was like a final confirmation for him that his father… has abandoned his life here and his two sons. And I know that spencer would probably never admit it, but I think he was holding out hope that maybe his father wasn’t missing by his own choice. Just when you think nikolas couldn’t sink any lower… I’m sorry. I know that he’s your son. It’s just that I feel for spencer. I do, too. I do. But I have to say, as a mother, I think there’s probably more to this story. I feel like there’s probably some sort of extenuating circumstances that we don’t know about, some real reason that he had to leave. But I know at this point that he has really forfeited his right to be a father to ace, and I don’t think that spencer would even want him back. Nikolas does not realize the damage he’s doing to spencer. I was abandoned as a kid, and I was bitter, and I resented my father for a long time. I know what he’s going through. That’s exactly why I’m here, sonny. Can you please help spencer? Elizabeth: Thank you. For what? For this trip. I feel so relaxed, like I’m a million miles away from port charles. Well, that was kind of the idea, right? Just getting away and leaving everything behind for a few days. You needed this more than you realized. You have been so consumed with your dad and his illness. You really need to take a break from all of it and just get it out of your mind, even if it’s just for a day or two. It’s you. It’s — you’re the one that told me to enjoy every moment in life, and that — that’s what I’m doing.
[ Chuckles lightly ]
[ Breathes sharply ] This is really good. Oh, thanks. I hope it’s okay I used the paints. I found them in the closet, and I just — I couldn’t resist. Of course it is.
[ Sniffles ] Maybe you should — maybe you should get back into painting when you get home. Yeah, I would like that. It used to be such a passion of mine. And then, you know, kids and life took over. You are really talented. Well, waking up to all the beauty that surrounds us kind of inspired me. I wanted to capture it so it’d remind me what a special weekend this was. I love that. And I love you. I have for the longest time. Georgie is at the age where she wants to go trick-or-treating unsupervised. Ooh. That’s a tough one. I remember when josslyn and i went through that. It was quite the battle. I’m just happy that donna has a few more years before she reaches that stage. I don’t want to smother her and have her resent me. I remember what it was like at that age, but I did get into a lot of trouble.
[ Laughs ] You know what they say about the apple and the tree? I do. I say listen to your gut, you know? How many kids does she want to go with? Uh, three, and two of them are boys, so that’s a plus. Or a minus, depending on how you look at it. So, what do you think of a sublet? It might be better until you can figure out your long-term plans. Yeah, well, ideally I would move in with valentin and charlotte. But the truth is, this person, whoever’s after me… mm-hmm. …I don’t know when they’re going to make their next move. And I do not want charlotte anywhere near that. So I have to keep my distance. Mm-hmm. Makes sense. But a furnished place, I mean, that would be convenient, right? Of course. Absolutely. A quiet place in a nice neighborhood, secure building with lots of families. Okay, yeah. I don’t think a place like that exists, honestly. No, that’s where you’re wrong.
[ Breathes sharply ] Oh, maxie! I’ll be the only one with a chaperone. Jake, danny, and georgie, they’re all going, and it’s a safe neighborhood. We’re going to harbor vista. I’m a highly trained agent. You won’t even know I’m there. This isn’t funny. The whole point of the night is to be on our own.
[ Scoffs ] I don’t need you holding my hand like a little kid with a pumpkin flashlight. I’m not changing my mind. Papa. Don’t you trust me?
She found it.
The feeling of finding
the psoriasis treatment so, you want to sublet my old place? Well, I mean, that wasn’t my idea. It was your mother’s brilliant idea, but I think… mm, what do you… I think it’s great. Okay. I mean, I tried to sublet it already, but the woman got transferred out of town at the last minute, so it’s just been sitting there empty. Well, not empty, exactly. My old furniture is still in there. I bought all new stuff for my house. Well, I need furniture. I don’t have any. Oh! Okay. Then you’re a genius. Yeah, I am.
[ Laughs ] Welcome to your new home. The dream was definitely triggered by cyrus showing up at the gallery yesterday. You must have been so shocked to see him there. I mean, my mom warned me that cyrus was released, but I didn’t expect him to track me down. Did he threaten you? I mean, I can talk to sonny. He can handle it. What happened to your grudge against sonny? A few weeks ago, you wanted nothing to do with him, and now you’re just willing to reach out to him? Well, I think that your safety is more important than whatever issues I have with him. And he’s equipped to handle someone like cyrus, and he will. I just don’t want you to worry. I appreciate that. But he didn’t threaten me. It was the opposite. He apologized. Thanks so much for the new diapers. Ace is growing so fast, uh, the ones I got him were too small. Yeah. No problem. Hey, I think that you should probably go to work. You know how alexis will be if you’re late. Oh. So you work for ms. Davis? Uh, yeah, ms. Davis was nice enough to offer me a job, even though I had no experience. I don’t know her well, but she seems like a formidable woman. She runs that paper — the invader. And if esme doesn’t get going now, she’s not going to have that job very much longer, will she? Okay, do you want to tell me what you’re really doing here? What do you want? You know I’d do anything for my nephew. It’s just that I’ve had so many difficulties with nikolas in the past that I can’t be neutral on the subject. And e-even if I talk to spencer, I-I don’t really want to trash his father, and that wouldn’t be healthy for us, and it wouldn’t be fair to you. I’m not asking you to get in the middle of anything. You know, it’s like you don’t have to, uh, justify his feelings about his dad. I’m just saying that, you know, if you could just be there for him in case he comes to you for advice, that would ease my mind. I will always be here for spencer. Thank you. Because he really admires and respects you, and because you can get through to him in a way that kevin and I can’T.
[ Chuckling ] Right. Yeah. And to be honest, I’m kind of worried about him right now. I’m afraid that he might do something rash, something he might regret in the future. I’ll do whatever I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Thank you. This is the best apple I’ve ever had.
[ Breathes sharply ] It’s your second one. You eat any more, aiden won’t have any left for his pies. Are you kidding? Aiden’s got enough for 10 pies. Oh, well, I have to account for multiple attempts. Nah, that kid’s a whiz in the kitchen. He is, he is, but baking is very precise. It really is a science. It is? Well, I don’t remember seeing a single pie in my organic chemistry class.
[ Chuckles ] Following the recipe is key. It’s not like, you know, when you barbecue. Hmm? I’m — I’m — I’m sorry. What is that supposed to mean, exactly? No, no, I’m not knocking your culinary skills. I’ve just seen you at the grill with the spices and the sauces flying everywhere. Okay, I guess that’s a fair assessment, but it still tastes pretty good, right? Yes, it does. Mm. We should get back to the cabin.
[ Chuckling ] I did not realize how far this orchard was. Yeah, well — well, if we are tired when we get back to the cabin, we can… always just take a nap.
You can feel it…
when your dream
becomes a pursuit. So, how’s spencer doing with ace? I am so proud of the way he has stepped up. He is really trying to be a surrogate father to that little boy. He even took parenting classes with esme.
[ Chuckles ] That’s impressive. Yeah, the only thing is that it causes a bit of friction between him and trina, and he’s very much in love with trina. I worry that his devotion to ace and the time that he spends with esme, that could hurt his relationship. He’s in a tough spot… mm. …Because if he backs away from ace, he’s going to feel miserable. And if he doesn’t put trina first, he could end up losing her. Exactly. It’s a lot for someone his age. You know, he didn’t ask to be a father, but he’s doing his very best to fill the role. Anyway, I just wanted you to know what was going on in spencer’s life in case he does come to you for guidance.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Well, I think you’d better get home. You have a visitor. Are you implying I have an ulterior motive? No, I’m not implying anything. I’m stating it outright. You must want something. I assure you, my motives are purely altruistic. Oh. I wanted to see my dear sister. I thought I’d save her the embarrassment of a newly released convict showing up at the mayor’s office. I’m sure she would have been far more concerned knowing that you came here, where esme and ace were vulnerable. I had no intention of intimidating esme or your brother. Quite the contrary. I was pleasantly surprised to find them home, and I enjoyed the little time I had with them. Mm. I meant them no harm. Esme may have met you before, but she has no idea how dangerous you truly are. Like the lord himself, I come in peace, and I am very disheartened to find you so unwelcoming. I thought we’d come to an understanding in pentonville. Mm. Josslyn: You did not! Yeah, I sure did. You screamed at cyrus, told him to take his apology and shove it? Yeah. Good for you. Well, I surprised myself. I wasn’t sure I had it in me, but it was such a release to unload on him. I was terrified the night he held me and my mom hostage, but I’m not going to be a victim again. Clearly, you’re stronger than you think. Maybe. But cyrus is free, and if he visits me again, he might not apologize. Well, there’s no wonder you’re having nightmares. I think the scariest part of the dream is that… it wasn’t cyrus. It was spencer. Renault was holding me, and I was screaming for spencer to help me, but he just stood there. Well, let’s hope that never becomes a reality. No, it — it won’t, because spencer was so protective over me when cyrus came to the gallery. He stood up to him and told him to leave. So it’s not a thing. Good. That makes me feel better. There’s just one thing, though. What? Spencer told me that cyrus protected him in pentonville, and it’s unnerving to think he must be grateful to cyrus. I didn’t realize how much work goes into all this. That’s a long walk. And then you have to jump to reach all the branches and carrying this basket is heavy, and now I have to wash them off. Maybe I could help. I think this one’s clean, don’t you? Maybe just a little bit longer, just to be sure. I don’t know about you, but all this washing has worn me out. I’m exhausted. Maybe we should take a nap. Definitely. Yeah, I trust you. It doesn’t seem like you do. You’ve been through a lot these last few years. Your mother’s condition, boarding school. Yeah, but boarding school taught me to be independent. You’re the one always saying independence is a good thing. Stability is a good thing. You were on your own for a while. When you came back, you were bounced back and forth between grandma’s and now sam and dante. You need a stable home life. Yeah, but that’s not a problem anymore. We finally have a house of our own. Just you and me. The way it should be. I know you love the house… but it doesn’t change anything that you’ve been through. And I’m worried. I’m worried for you. I think that you’re putting on a brave face for my sake because you think I’ll be disappointed if you’re unhappy. Charlotte, I want you to tell me the truth. I don’t want you telling me what you think I want to hear. And what’s great is you don’t even need to buy a bed. Everything you need is already here. Okay. Alright. Full disclosure, there are a few quirks. Um, the bedroom floor is a bit uneven. Yeah. The drawers in the kitchen kind of stick, and the oven, I — uh, the oven is broken. That’s okay. I barely cook, so… the microwave works, though, right? Yes! Yes. Okay. Maxie, we should be pointing out the positive features. I said the microwave works. The claw-foot tub is amazing. The hot water never runs out. The walls are fully insulated, so you barely hear your neighbors. I’ll take it. Wait. What? Really? I’ll take it. Yeah. This is — this is really perfect. Okay, anna, you’re not just saying that so you can help me out, right? Oh, my god, you’re helping me out. This is exactly what I need.
[Coughing] Copd isn’t pretty. Hey, trina. Hey. Did joss send you over? No. Why? Well, because I needed josslyn to come over and help me decorate for the kids’ halloween party, so I just assumed she enlisted you for backup. No, she didn’t mention anything to me, but please put me to work. I need the distraction. Why? What’s going on? I’m sure you heard cyrus renault was released. Oh, yeah. I was visiting drew in the hospital, and he walked right into drew’s room. I couldn’t believe it. Yeah, I’m pretty freaked out that he’s back on the streets. I don’t blame you. But I do know they’re watching him carefully, so hopefully he doesn’t try anything. Maxie: Here you go. The place is all yours. Shouldn’t I fill out some paperwork or something? Or a security deposit? Eh, minor details. We’ll get to that at some point. You should just enjoy the apartment. Mm. Thank you! This is so great. Thank you both so much. This — this… do you thinkI could move in right away? Yeah, whatever you want. Okay. I can help you pack up your things at the metro court, if you like. Oh, I don’t have anything, felicia — barely anything. It’s going to take me a second to move. Okay, well, I’m really glad that this worked out. This is amazing. This feels like the first positive thing that’s happened since, you know, my house burned down. This feels like a new beginning. Only good things from now on. You want to know how I really feel? I feel like I have to go out with my friends tonight. No supervision. Okay. You want to go out with your friends alone? Then you have to do something for me. Anything. I want you to see kevin collins. I want you to tell kevin everything that you’re going through. Why do I have to talk to kevin? I’m perfectly happy. I feel like there’s something going on, something you don’t want to tell me. I tell you everything, papa.
[ Scoffs ] But if you reallywant me to do this, I will. Thank you. And I will drive you and your friends. But I will drop you off at harbor vista to trick-or-treat alone. Yes! Thank you! Yeah, you looked out for me while I was in pentonville. And it would have been a lot tougher without your protection. So you see my motives are only for the good of our family. And as I warned you, the only person you needed protection from was victor cassadine, not me. No need to be so suspicious of my visit today. Yeah, you were right about victor cassadine. And he did turn out to be exactly who you said he’d be — ruthless, sadistic. I’ll take that as a “thank you.” Look, I know that I owe you for the way that you helped me out while I was in pentonville. But I still know that you are a very, very dangerous person. Okay, you held trina robinson and her mother at gunpoint. You shot curtis ashford. And then you want to know why I’m leery when you come around? It’s because you’re a threat, and I don’t want you anywhere near my little brother. I’m no t going to denythat my past deeds were heinous. But those were acts of a desperate man, a caged animal, and that man no longer exists. I have seen the light, and that light is our lord and savior. And he has forgiven my sins. And I’M… and my life is now devoted to helping others. …Supposed to believe that you have repented because you can spout some rhetoric about finding god? You can believe whatever you want, spencer. Calm down. But don’t you forget people gave you a second chance after you got out of prison. I’m only asking for the same courtesy.
[ Door opens ] Grandmother. Spencer, w ould you give mea moment alone with my brother?
[ Chuckles ] I thought the whole purpose of napping was to actually sleep. You’re right. We — we stink at napping. No more nap. Wait, wait, no, no. I didn’t say that. I’m simply making an observation that we’re not very good at it. Oh, okay. You know what? We’re just going to have to keep practicing until we get it right. And we’re done. What the hell are you thinking? I’m sorry.
[ Sighs ] Coming over here unannounced, uninvited. It wasn’t a calculated move, laura. I was released a few days ago. I thought it’d be nice to pay you a visit. Ah. Well, I don’t appreciate it. Well, then you’re certainly not going to appreciate that not only did i spend time with spencer, but I had the pleasure of meeting my great-nephew, ace. Now, esme and I crossed paths once at pentonville, but this is the first time I saw him. What a delightful baby. You have no business being around children. Oh, but I do when they’re related to me. And like it or not, dear sister, they’re my family, too. Hey, hey, I got your text.Is everything okay? Yeah, it will be once we start decorating. That’s what this is about? This is a — it’s a decorating emergency?
[ Chuckles ] Yes. We have to decorate for the kids’ halloween party. Okay, well, I think that ace might still be a little bit too young for it. He was, um, crying when he saw the jack-o’-lantern in our apartment. Well, halloween doesn’t sink in until they get the concept of free candy. That’s right. And trina volunteered your help because we needed someone tall.
[ Chuckling ] Oh, okay, good. Well, I’m happy to help. Yeah. Where would you like me to start? Spread these up in all the corners. Thanks.
[ Laughs ]
[ Chuckles sarcastically ]
[ Laughs ] Hey. Do you want to head over to the library or study here? Let’s stay here. I’ve got to cut today short. I, uh, have to head over to kelly’s, help my mom decorate for a halloween party.
[ Door closes ] No problem. I’ll just, um, go to t he library when you leave. Go to the library? What are you talking about? It’s halloween. Aren’t you doing anything? I mean, there’s a ton of parties on campus. Oh, well, then that’s why it’s the perfect time. The library will be empty. I mean, you could study tomorrow. I me an, I’m taking fourextra credits this semester, and, yeah, it’s a lot. And I don’t know, I’m — I’m not really that big into dressing up.
[ Papers rustling ] Well, you don’t have to dress up to decorate. Why don’t you come to kelly’s with me?
[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, anna. How’re you holding up? Good. Pretty good. So, first of all, I wanted to say congratulations on your wedding.
Are you a happy groom? I am. I can almost hear you smiling over the phone.
[ Breathes deeply ] I want to wish you and nina all the best. You really deserve it. Thank you. That means a lot to me. So, what can I do for you, friend? Um, so… I would like to return my gift. What, did you buy me something for the wedding? You were kind enough to give me a bodyguard, and now I’m sending him back. Well, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.
Alright, so my circumstances
have changed. I feel like I have the key to a new beginning. So… I’ve taken an apartment.
Before you say anything,
it’s very safe. It is a small doorman building, 24-hour security. It’s mostly families, and I don’t need a bodyguard. Okay? I mean, I think the biggest threat I’m facing is maybe being caught in the elevator doors as I’m trying to dodge all the strollers. It sounds great, but you shouldn’t let your guard down. You should keep trey until everything’s settled.
Listen. I really appreciate your concern, but I don’t want a bodyguard. I need my privacy. I feel like I just want to get my life back. And this — this is the first step. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how mu aren’t you supposed to be reading? Uh… you are much more interesting. This c oming from the manwho wanted to listen to a dengue fever podcast on the way here? Well, now, to be fair, the doctor on the podcast has a very soothing voice.
[ Laughs ] Still, I would… much rather watch you paint. Will you thank dan for me? I mean, not just for the cabin, but for all of this. We have to send him something. Yeah, we will. Let’s do that. Yeah.
[ Sighs ] It’s so beautiful here. This view is amazing. Yes, it is. You’re not even looking out the window. I know. Hey, willow, are you still bringing the kids to kelly’s halloween party? Alright, well, we’re going to start early so the little ones don’t crash. Okay. Oh, I can’t wait to see wiley and amelia’s costumes. No, no, no, don’t tell me what it is because I want to be surprised. See you soon. Oh, you still have a lot of web, spider-man.
[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, trina? Are you alright? Yeah, no, I was just thinking about, uh, pentonville. Ooh. That’s a dark thought.
[ Chuckling ] No. No, not really. I was just thinking about the day that I was released, and…we were so far apart then, and now we’re a lot closer and…you love me. And… I don’t know, I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. You are the luckiest guy in the world.
[ Chuckles ] Can I get a scone? They have cranberry. I love you so, so much. You are the most important person in the world to me. You know that, right? I feel the same about you, papa.
[ Sighs ] It was hard at boarding school. I missed you so much. You have no idea. But, look, none of that matters now. I’m back where I belong — with you. And nothing’s going to change that. I have so many regrets. I would change so much, but I’m going to fix everything. You just have to keep your end of the deal and meet with kevin, okay? I will. Promise. Like it or not, and it’s quite clear you don’t, we’re siblings.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. What’s that saying? “You can’t choose your family.” You know, I prefer the words of the great bishop desmond tutu. And he said, “you don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Spare me the sermon. We are connected by blood, and I care about you, just as I care for spencer and ace. I-I-I treasure all of you. I used to be obsessed with money and power, but they pale in comparison. Yeah, I’m just not buying that. I — how can I prove this to you? I protected spencer when he was in pentonville, and I will continue to keep all of you out of harm’s way. You need to give me a chance, laura. Are you willing to do that?
[ Breathes deeply ] Alright, if we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it with ground rules. And that means that you are going to respect my boundaries if you want to see me and those boys. That means you don’t come over here unless I call you and I invite you. Is that clear? This visit is over. I’ll wait for your call. But I hope it’s soon.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
[ Groans ] Valentin. Hi. Is everything okay? Yeah, I hope so. Charlotte’s finally agreed to talk to kevin. I’d like to set something up for this afternoon. Could you talk to him? I think it’s probably better if it comes from you.
[ Sighs ] Of course. I would do anything for my granddaughter. I’m very worried about charlotte. I think she really needs help.
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