General Hospital Transcript
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[ Siren wailing ] -Valentin? -Thank you for coming. Of course. Where is charlotte?
[ Voice breaking ] She’s in surgery. Surgery? What happened? She was shot. What? What? How — who would do something like that? It was anna. Oh, my god. No. Good morning.
[ Exhales heavily ] Not sure what’s good about it. You get any sleep? Every time I close my eyes, it just plays like a movie in my head over and over again. My finger on the trigger and… the gun recoil then the shot. God, it was so loud in that small apartment. It just kind of echoed down the hallway. I can still hear it.
[ Breathes deeply ]
[ Knock on door ] Morning, boss. You wanted to see me? Yeah. Thanks for coming. Is everything alright? I need your input. You know how I love to share my opinion. What’s the problem? It’s a question of journalistic ethics. That sounds heavy. It is. Am I obligated to report the shooting of a child? Jordan. We’ve been waiting for you. I got down here as soon as I could. Dante was the detective on scene last night. I’ve got a lot of questions for you, falconeri.
[ Door closes ] Tell us exactly what happened. And why anna did it. Where is everybody? This place is empty. Well… this gym is kind of private. “Kind of”? Yeah. My, uh, good friend’s husband owns it. Sonny corinthos. You’re a lucky guy to have such good friends. Yeah, they’ve definitely stuck by me when all I’ve done is tried to push them away.
[ Knock on door ]
[ Chuckling ] Oh, my god. Drew! I’m sorry that I didn’t call. Wait. It’s really you! Is this a bad time? No, it’s never a bad time. Mm. I can’t believe you’re out of prison. This is the time you need your friends the most. So why did you push them away? How do you do it? I thought i was the one asking a question. You’re so — you’re always so positive and upbeat. I mean, I don’t know if I’d have made it through rehab without you. You put in the work. I just gave you a bit of inspiration. Man. I mean… you were dealt a bad hand, but you always have a smile on your face, man. What is your secret? You’re seeing who I am today. I wasn’t always this way. I had years of bitterness and resentment, and it’s taken a lifetime of work to overcome. And that work never ends. When did you get out? Last night. I went to see carly. And obviously my next stop was to come see my girl. I miss scout like crazy. Is she awake? Um, she’s actually sleeping right now. She’s pretty exhausted from the halloween party at kelly’S. But I can — I can wake her up. No, no, no, no. It’s better that you don’T. I-I don’t want her to — to hear this. I — carly got a call that — that charlotte was shot. And I know that danny was trick-or-treating with her before it happened. Yeah, we, um — we didn’t know that she was shot when we came home last night. We only knew that she was missing, and danny was really shaken up about it. He felt guilty. He felt responsible. He said that he should have been the one that kept charlotte with him. Poor guy. He shouldn’t have to carry all that. No. I know. I-I told him that he doesn’t need to take responsibility for his friends, but he felt guilty. You know, he’s just like his father. He wants to save the entire world, but he can’t, you know? Does he know that charlotte was shot? Well, dante came home this morning to tell him and rocco. We were dreading it, but we didn’t want them to read it on social media or anything. We thought it was best that it come from us. Yeah, that had to have been a tough conversation. How was rocco? Yeah. Oh, gosh. Rocco. It hit him — it hit him pretty hard. He broke down in dante’s arms. All — all dante could do was hold him. And danny — I could tell that danny was holding back tears. But you know danny. He wanted to stay strong. Do they have somebody that they can talk to — I don’t know — like a therapist? I already — I already set it up. And I talked to elizabeth. Jake was at the scene of the shooting, so he’s pretty traumatized, too. That is a lot to deal with, especially at their age. Please, you got to just tell me if there is anything — anything that I can do, okay? Now that I’m back, there’s just so much I need to make up for. I don’t know all the details, but I know the identities of those involved, and two of them are members of my family. My god. Is everyone alright? No. No. This was a tragic accident. What happened? You’re aware that anna has been the target of ongoing harassment? I know her house was burned down. The police said it was arson. Yeah, well, shortly after that, they broke into her hotel and they destroyed her clothes and left her a threatening message. How does that relate to the shooting of a child? Anna’s been on edge for months. So, last night, she comes home to an intruder in her apartment. So she takes out her gun and fires… straight into charlotte cassadine. Valentin’s daughter was the intruder? I find it hard to imagine a teenage girl breaking into an apartment. The police are still trying to piece this all together, but the bottom line is anna shot an innocent child, so she’s gonna have a lot to answer to.
[ Sighs ] But the big question is… what was charlotte doing in that apartment? And so I realized she had to be heading to anna’s apartment. Do you think that she wanted to leave another threatening message? And how did she get in? I don’t know. I don’t know what her intentions were. And…I don’t know what she’s capable of. But you got there
after the shooting? Yeah. I wanted to intercept her, but… I was too late. The door was open. I looked inside.
[ Voice breaking ] And anna was kneeling over charlotte. Did you talk with anna? She claims that when she left her apartment, she locked the door. When she got back around 9:30 P.M., The door was unlocked. She drew her gun. She thought she saw an intruder in her apartment with a weapon. She fired. Let’s, uh — let’s talk about the legal culpability here. Could anna face criminal charges? I mean, it’s not against the law to defend your own property with a gun. Well, it depends. W– on what? If she could reasonably expect charlotte might be there. And if that’s the case… anna could be in real trouble. Thank you. I know you’re a-a tea drinker, but I thought you may need something stronger than that. Why coffee? What do you mean? Well, I often wondered why corinthos went with coffee. Of all the legitimate businesses out there, why choose this? Well, I mean, don corleone had already chosen olive oil, so I wanted the next best thing.
[ Chuckles ] Uh, no. I have a lot of contacts in south america. Oh. That doesn’t sound suspicious.
[ Chuckles ] Ah. It’s not what you think. Most of the coffee of the world is grown there. And it was a — it was a big industry when I set up my company. You know, remember when all the coffee houses were popping up everywhere? Sure. I wanted to get in before the market flooded. Very smart. Sonny. Is everything alright? No. It’s not. Did anna say what happened? No, I-I didn’t hear anything that she said. And — and the paramedics got there right away. Did she go to the police? I don’t know. I know she came here to try to explain. How do you explain shooting a 15-year-old girl? I couldn’T… talk to her. I couldn’t get my head around the idea that she would shoot charlotte. I still can’T. Anna needed a place to stay last night, and she arrived late. I know that you got a new place. Are they not ready for you to move in yet? No, no, no. It’s not like that. It’S… I should be the one to tell — sonny: Yeah. Tell me what? What — what’s going on? It’s charlotte. Did something happen to charlotte? Yeah. It was an accident. Um… I shot her. Do we know how charlotte got into the apartment? I don’t know, mac. Maybe she had a key. There was no sign of forced entry. And like I said before, anna said she locked the door when she left, and it was unlocked when she got back. Would anna have given charlotte a key? I don’t know. I can’t imagine that she would do that. She just moved into that place. What, she’s gonna say to charlotte, “hey, drop by after you’ve finished with halloween — oh, by the way, I’ll give you a key”? That doesn’t make any sense. According to jake webber, charlotte did have a key in her possession. She said that it was her “key to getting everything she wanted.” What the hell does that mean? That’s what I want to find out. So, obviously, she had a key to the apartment, but anna was unaware. That’s why she came in the door shooting. Well… she wasn’t expecting charlotte… but I can tell you who she was expecting. Did you know you were getting out? I mean, did diane get a message to you? No. No. The whole thing was just so sudden. I mean, I’m — I’m sitting on my cot, the guards walked in, and they said, “come on, cain. Let’s go. You’re released.” I — I mean, I didn’t even believe it. I didn’t have to get up in front of the prison board. I didn’t have to speak to the warden. Nothing. Next thing you know, I was in my own clothes and I was on my way home. Wow! Carly must be really excited for you. Yeah, you could say that. She told me who was… responsible for my release. Yeah? Who was it? Your mother. We have to assume charlotte was there uninvited. If anna was expecting her, she wouldn’t have pulled a gun. This is why I’m holding off on publishing. We need more facts. This — we can’t speculate about this. Your cousin must be devastated.
[ Sighs ] I haven’t been able to reach him. Obviously he’s in agony. If you didn’t know any of the people involved, if they weren’t family, would you publish? This is what I’ve been struggling with all morning. Obviously, the shooting of a child is newsworthy. And it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about the second amendment, gun violence is real and this should be reported. So you’re going to publish.
[ Sighs ] I think I have to. But the victim is a minor, and out of respect for her family, I’m — I’m not gonna mention any names. I thin k you’re making a goodcall on a difficult story.
[ Sighs ] A lifetime of work. I’m not sure I have the stamina for that. It’s perfectly normal to doubt yourself. But just keep pushing through it. Yeah. How do you do it? You make it look so easy. I know I’m gonna have a struggle on my hands. We both have disabilities. We’re coming from very different places. I was born without legs. I never knew what it was like to walk without prosthetics. But you went from a vital, active man to a wheelchair. That’s a huge adjustment. And I still have times of frustration and resentment. Do you know how hard it was to watch other kids run around the playground? Devon, I’m sorry, man. I had no idea. Do you know how selfish I feel complaining right now? Don’t feel sorry for me. There are plenty of times I do that for myself. I try not to wallow in it. Like it or not, it’s who I am. Just focus on moving forward. I’m not sure I know how to do that. Everything I do that’s for my health is an athanks.
[ Sighs ] I really hope I’m making the right call. You are. Don’t — don’t second-guess yourself. I have been consumed with this all morning. I didn’t even ask. How are you feeling? Or is that a stupid question to ask somebody with als?
[ Chuckles ] No. No. I appreciate the question. Mm. Most people tap-dance around the subject or are afraid to ask like it’s some dirty little secret.
[ Breathes deeply ] I am happy with the new specialist that finn recommended. He’s a straight shooter, doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He says my als is progressing, but it’s impossible to put a time frame on it, so I have no idea how long it’s gonna be before I’m in a wheelchair. Which is why I need to, uh, get moving on my bucket list. Have you changed your mind about skydiving? Daddy? You’re home! Drew: Hi! Ohh! Ohh… hi. Well, that’s some pretty cryptic-sounding stuff, robert. Can you elaborate for those of us who don’t know what you’re talking about? Well, I can’t tell you everything. Some of it’S… classified bureau stuff. Okay. Robert, you have to tell us everything you know. Anna dug up this old document which has the name of a former agent attached to it. She figures this guy has been stalking her. Have you seen this document? She brought it over, laid it out, what her theory was. And I agreed with her. So this mystery person is still out there? Yeah. And he can pull this again. And this time, it might be fatal. I mean, this guy is prepared to do whatever’s necessary to suppress this information. So that means anna definitely wasn’t expecting charlotte to be at her apartment. Correct. She entered the apartment, saw this figure holding what looked like a weapon. She figured, “this person’s gonna kill me.” So she exercised the only option she had, and that was to shoot. Dr. Gatlin-holt went right to work on her when we arrived, and he must have given me some information, but I-I couldn’t process it. I mean, I-I couldn’t tell you what he said. I-I have no idea where she was shot. I mean, what if it’s — what if it’s near the heart? We don’t know any of that yet. Try not to speculate, okay? Because that’s just gonna make you crazy. All I know is that the bullet is still inside of her, and they’re going to remove it and they’re going to repair the damage, but I can’t get my head around the idea of her… let me, uh — let me see what I can find out. I’ll go with you. Alright. Unless you want me to stay with you. Maybe you don’t want to be alone right now. No. No, no, no, no, no. Go. Okay.
[ Elevator bell dings ] Valentin! I-I just don’t understand what charlotte was doing in that apartment. How did she get in there? There was no sign of forced entry. She had to have used a key. I’m assuming you didn’t give her a key. No, I didn’t — I lost my own key. I had to get a duplicate from the super. Did you know what charlotte was doing before you shot her?
[ Breathing sharply ] I don’T… there was just this figure with a hood bent over this trunk that I have. And then they turned and… I…I saw… what I thought was a weapon. Well, that’s understandable. You felt threatened. I’ve just been so on edge lately. I just jump at the slightest thing. I… ohh. You were right. About what? I should never have got rid of the bodyguard. If he’d been there, this wouldn’t have happened. Listen. You can’t — you can’t blame yourself. What are you talking about?
[ Crying ] If she… if charlotte… if she doesn’t make it, sonny, it’s my fault. It’s my fault. Thank you for coming. Yeah. Of course. I’d be — be here for charlotte. We’re in this together. I’m not gonna let you go through this alone. This is my fault. Valentin, feeling guilty is only going to make this more difficult. If I had warned anna that charlotte was her stalker right away, this wouldn’t have happened. She would have never pulled a gun. Yeah. Okay. You made a mistake not telling anna right away. But anna — s-she made a big mistake. And charlotte did, too. She’s a child. I understand that. My point is that there is a lot of guilt to go around here. You don’t have to carry the burden all by yourself. And speculating what you should have done is not gonna make the situation any easier. I should have confronted charlotte the moment we saw that security footage. Please. Please. Can you not talk about the footage, okay? It’s not gonna do any good. The footage is gone. What if my daughter is gone? Please sit down. We have to — we have to be positive. Okay? Charlotte… she’s alive. She’s a fighter. We have to believe in her. We have to believe that she’s gonna make it. I mean, I’m a professional. I’ve been trained in firearms. I know when to shoot and when not to shoot. Don’t beat yourself up. But I went into that apartment like I was on a mission, like I expected to be fired at. But I wasn’t gonna be fired at.
[ Crying ] She’s — she’s a 15-year-old girl. Y-you didn’t know that. God. I saw movement, you know, and I reacted. I-I didn’t stop and assess the situation the way I’ve been trained to at the academy.
[ Sniffles ] It’s not “shoot first and ask questions later.” You know, maybe I didn’t see movement. Maybe I just imagined it. But I did fire… and I hit my target. And they went down and they didn’t move. God. It was like it was in slow motion. But it could have only taken two seconds. And then jake came, and he said charlotte’s name. That’s when I realized what I’d done.
[ Crying ] You’ve had a long night. Go home. Get some rest. And thank you, dante. I know things were intense when you were on administrative leave, but I’m glad to have you back. Just keep me updated on charlotte’s condition. Falconeri. Csi sent this up. It’s the inventory on charlotte cassadine’s backpack. Thanks. You know that I would do anything to support you. But I am not jumping out of a plane. Please don’t make me. I’m afraid of heights. And I still don’t understand how planes stay up in the air. And I just don’t understand how anyone thinks that jumping out of a plane would be fun. I mean, really. What’s wrong with them?
[ Chuckles ] It’s supposed to be an exhilarating feeling. But I’m gonna let you off the hook. You agreed to axe throwing and hot yoga, so I’m not gonna push this one. Besides, uh, I think I still have some less risky items on my list. Okay. Good. My stomach thanks you. Well, you’re in the clear. Listen, I know you have a lot to do, so I’m gonna take off. Thank you for the talk. Don’t have to thank me. I appreciate that. Thank you. I’m so happy you’re home! I missed you so much! I missed you, too! I missed you, too! I thought about you every single day. Really? Yes! Every hour of every day. God, I couldn’t wait to get home to you. But is it over? Will you have to go back to prison? No, sweetheart. No, I don’t have to go back. I’m here to stay. I’m here to stay. And you know what made me feel so much better while I was gone? The plaque that you got for swimming. You really gave it to him, mommy? I told you I was gonna give it to him. I’m so proud of you! Next — next season, I’m gonna be at every single meet, I promise. Did you get out in time to go trick-or-treating?
[ Chuckles ] No, no. The lights were turned out by then. That’s okay, ’cause I got a whole bunch of candy for you. What?! That’s my girl! Do you want some now? I got all your favorites. Well, I-I think it’s a little bit too early for candy. Yeah, maybe your mom’s right. But how about this? How about you go get dressed? Because there’s something really, really important that I need your help with. Okay, daddy. Okay? You’re not sure you know how to move forward? You need to talk about your feelings, share your experience with others. If you keep it in and hide it from the people who love you, it will destroy you. So let it out, curtis. Let your beautiful family see who you are now. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her. But it did change her. She developed agitation that may happen with dementia due to alzheimer’s disease. She started yelling. Pacing around. Kept repeating the same questions. She got agitated often. So we asked her doctor for help.
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[ Sighs ] You know, I wish I was still on administrative leave. Then I wouldn’t be having to deal with this. Like seeing charlotte on a gurney. Any update on charlotte’s condition? Well, she’s still in surgery, as far as I know. This whole thing is unbelievable. How are rocco and danny? I felt terrible that I had to go back to work after telling them about charlotte. They were — they were still a mess. And they didn’t want to stay at the house. They needed a distraction. So I let them go to their friend’s house. Drew got out of prison. Scout’s with him now. That’s — that’s good news. Yeah. How’d it go at the station? Taking statements. Bagging evidence. A 15-year-old girl has been shot. It’s just… none of this makes any sense at this point. I mean, this is someone close to us, too. And I know it’s extenuating circumstances, but try telling that to anna, the one who pulled the trigger. God. It was so surreal. It was like I was outside of my body watching everything. And then inside my head I was just screaming, “no, no, no, no. Please don’t let it be charlotte. Please don’t let it be charlotte.” But I knew it was her. I just knew it. Unfortunately, I know the feeling. When dante first came to town, I didn’t know he was my son ’cause olivia had kept it from me for years. And I didn’t know he was an undercover cop. So he gained my trust. He arrested me. And I shot him, point-blank. Yeah. I did hear about that. That must have been just awful. He was bleeding out on the floor. Olivia came in, and she yelled out… “you shot your own son.” So, you know, about that — that moment. It’s — the shock is unbearable. Well. I mean, even before I — I took the hood off of charlotte… I thought, “wow. This is just such a tiny figure lying here.” A-and the weapon, it was a flashlight she was carrying. You didn’t know that. So then y-your survival instincts, they just kicked in. This is such a nightmare. It’s just a nightmare. I mean, how could I have been so reckless to have fired on an unarmed child? I don’t know how I’m gonna live with that. I just… I don’t know how. Alright. There’s something we need to discuss. And it’s right in this room. What? Us. You’re acting police commissioner. Robert’s the D.A. I’m the deputy mayor. We all have a close relationship to anna. Yeah. I was married to her.
[Chuckles] Twice. Even dante, who was the first investigator at the scene, has a close friendship with anna. I just don’t want anyone thinking this is a cover-up. There’s nothing to cover up. We’re not hiding anything. Nor are we giving anna any preferential treatment. Yeah, I get that, but we all need to recognize that our connections to anna could compromise the case. Well, what are you suggesting? That we may have to bring in an outside investigator. What about you? Do you have any kids? Two incredible sons. They’re my whole world. We’re devoted to each other. I’m proud to say they’re great human beings. I don’t doubt that they are. I have a daughter, a lovely wife, my dad, my auntie, my nephew. I have really good friends that I call family. So, yeah, I guess that makes it a big family. It’s time to let them in. Let them see who you really are. Sorry. I wish I could have found out more. It’s okay. I’m sure valentin will appreciate the effort. I mean, I suppose all we can do right now is to wait and pray. We’ll need to do a lot more than pray. Charlotte’s in real trouble. And I don’t mean medically or legally. A child is broken. Well, then we have to do everything we can to fix her. Her physical recovery will be a lot easier than her emotional one. I will never give up on charlotte. Get them to me as soon as you can. I got to run. Thanks, natalie. Scout! What are you doing here? Hi! Hi, grandma. Hi. I have a big surprise for you. Bigger than you showing up here on your own? Yep. And I’m not here on my own. Look who I brought with me.
[ Alexis gasps ] My wife keeps asking me how I feel. And what do you tell her? I give her the same standard answer. You know. “It’s all good, babe.” But in reality, I am far from good. Your wife just wants to help. Keeping her in the dark won’t do either of you any good. You’re right. It’s not fair. From now on, I’m gonna tell my wife the truth. I’m ready to start moving forward. Okay. Are we done talking now? Let’s get back to work. You got it. I’m gonna take the 10’s this time. [ Laughs ] I am so happy to see you. Oh, my gosh! You were right! This was a big surprise!
[ Laughs ] I got to say, it was my idea to come and see you. But the setup — the setup was all scout. Thank you. How happy are you to see your daddy? It’s the best. The best. It is the best. It is the best. I got released last night, and I know you played a pivotal role in that, so thank you. I’m not taking all the credit. It was sonny. It was carly. It was diane. It was gregory. I know that they were all involved. I heard that. But the sources tell me that you were the one that sealed the deal, and I’m just so grateful. If there’s anything that I can do to repay you, just tell me. You got to tell me. The smile on my granddaughter’s face is enough! Right? Get in here! Oh, my gosh. Kevin: Valentin. Were you able to find out anything? I had to leave word for dr. Gatlin-holt, but I did speak to the surgical coordinator. Charlotte sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Is there any word from the O.R.? Nothing yet. I-I’m sure we’ll hear something soon. Thank you for coming, nina. Yeah, I love charlotte. I wanted to be here. How did you know to come? I didn’t call you. Anna. She — she slept over at the penthouse. And I didn’t know about charlotte until this morning. How is anna? Well, out– outwardly, she seems calm, but underneath it all, I’m sure she’s shattered. I think that she’s still in shock. How’s charlotte? Is my little girl gonna make it? So charlotte took off on the kids, and jake followed her to anna’s house. But how did she even get into anna’s house? I can’t see charlotte picking a lock. There’s a lot about charlotte we don’t know. What we do know is anna got to her house. The front door was unlocked. There was an intruder in her apartment. She pulled her gun and fired. And that’s not illegal. But the intruder was an unarmed teenager. Yeah, but she was threatened. She thought she saw a weapon.
[ Sighs ] What baffles me is what charlotte was doing there in the first place. Dante: Well, I’ve got a theory. Um, I don’t know if it holds water yet. Alright. What have you got? Well, we found charlotte’s backpack, and in it was red spray paint, and it matched the paint that was used on anna’s front door. “Murderer.” And then anna’s house burned down. There are some burdens that are too heavy to carry and some mistakes too terrible to live with. Yes, but I have to live with this. I don’t have a choice. I have to find a way to come to terms with my actions, and I just — I don’t — I don’t know how to do that. That’s why I pray. In my darkest hours, I get down on my — on my knees and I ask god… to give me the strength. Maybe you should try that. Well, you’re a good catholic. I don’t know about the “good” part.
[ Chuckles ] You’re a man of faith, then. I’m just a — I’m a lapsed anglican. I don’t think I’ve been in church for a while. The last time I was in church was for a mission, actually. That’s alright. God — god always listens. He always listens to me. I don’t know where I would be… if I didn’t believe in him. That’s nice.
[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s nina. Are you at the hospital? Yes, sonny. Charlotte’s out of surgery. The doctor says she’s gonna make it. What? Charlotte’s gonna be okay. Oh, thank god.
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