GH Transcript Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Yuri: Shall I put in car, miss quartermaine? Uh, um, yes, please. And you can — you can call me tracy if you want. Of course. What’s all this? Planning an escape? No, I’m going to take care of something that I should have done a while ago.

Here I am all alone

standing on my own

now, I’m on my own

feeling all alone

[ Sighs ] Too cliché.

[ Sighs ] Damn it.

[ Sighs ] Did anybody ever tell you that if you keep making that face, eddie, it might freeze like that? What? You’re obsessed. You’re cooped up in here. You’re moping around playing that damn song over and over again. Go take a break. Go get some air. Hang with “the kid.” Song isn’t going anywhere. I can’t “take a break,” lois. Okay? Not when I’m this close. I have to finish it.

[ Exhales deeply ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Maxie: Yes? Hi, maxie. Do you have a minute? We’re in the middle of a meeting. Oh, my god, sasha, you’re back. In the flesh. Yeah, sasha is back. But you’re not. We don’t stand a chance in sports coverage unless we up our game, literally. I mean, our production values are mediocre at best. There’s got to be some hidden talent at espn or one of the networks that is itching for a chance to shine. Okay, just — just find it. Yes. We’ll touch base later.

[ Chuckles ] Drew? I can’t believe it! It’s good to see you too, michael. Austin. Yes. Just who I was looking for. Yeah. I’m on my way out to run an errand. Uh, great. I’m glad I caught you. I — I just need a few minutes of your time. Okay. Why? I’d like to ask you a question about your cousin, mason gatlin. Oh, hey, sonny. It’s not a good time, ava. No, I — I — I understand that, but this is my life we’re talking about here. Has there been any word from brick about nikolas?

[ Sighs ] Forget nikolas. That’s the least of your problems. What does that mean? You’re in bed with the enemy. And the worst part about it, you don’t even know it. Well, whatever it is, you’re going to miss a very nice going-away party for lois. She’s leaving? Hmm. Sorry I’m going to miss seeing the back of her, but never mind — I have… more pressing matters to attend to. Okay, now you’re just being mysterious, tracy. What’s up? Olivia, I’m going to amsterdam. Bobbie’s going to help me sort out luke’s affairs. This song is a brick wall. Well, maybe it’s time to move on to some different material. No, I can’t do that, lois. I — I got to finish this.

[ Scoffs ] Stubborn as ever. Classic quartermaine. Oh, that’s right. I’m sorry. You’re not a quartermaine. There was this time that you had to come up with a b-side, last minute — “lay in my arms.” That’s the song they ended upplaying on the radio. I don’t remember that. Did it get any airplay? Number seven, college media journal. Oh. Oh, see? You don’t mind taking a stroll down memory lane if it’s about a hit song. Aren’t you even curious about the rest? What do you mean? That “ned quartermaine” isn’t just a name? That leo and everyone else who loves him really loved him? Maxie, I have no intention of coming back to deception. I wanted to see you. And running into sasha is just a bonus. You look great, sasha. Thank you. I’m doing better — this is not a good time, brook lynn. Maxie and i were just discussing a new “face of deception” campaign — sasha, remember our privacy policy. If I wanted information about the company, I could just go to tracy. I mean, she is the majority owner. Yeah, thanks to you betraying our trust and spying on us. Because tracy was blackmailing me. There’s always some excuse with you. I’ve already apologized, and I’m happy to do it again. Oh, forget it, unless you have some time machine. And if I did, you’d come right along with me for the ride after all the crap that you ca– forget about the very distant past! Not so distant! Okay, stop it, both of you. All this fighting is pointless. Can’t you see that you both miss each other?

[ Scoffs ] I assume you’re talking about austin? How much has your new boyfriend told you about his boss? Austin is not my boyfriend. Yeah, maybe we got a little closer, but we are not romantically involved at all. Really? No feelings? Nothing? Because I thought maybe you were — you guys had a thing going since you’re so blind to austin’s new role in your abduction. Okay, um, whatever this is, can we get it over with quickly, please? Because I — I really am a little pressed for time.

[ Door closes ] Right, your errand. Uh, quick question — do you have any idea why your cousin would want to abduct ava jerome? No, no idea. Uh, chase, you probably know this, but I’ve already been over this once with another detective. Right, but the only common factor between your cousin and ava is you. Yeah. I figured you’d want to open up to me, given our past. I’m just trying to tie up a few loose ends over here. So my cousin and I, we’re not really that close. Yeah, um, the only reason I tolerate him at all is out of some misguided sense of family loyalty. But he’s been here at thehospital with you several times. Sure, but not to tell me his plans to kidnap ava. You know, I just — our chats don’t run that deep. We really — our worlds don’t intersect at all. I’m a medical professional, and he’S… well, he’s a kidnapper is what he is, apparently. So I feel like we’re done here, and if you have any other questions for me, I will ask that you go through my lawyer. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Thanks to skyrizi I’m playing with clearer skin. 3 out of 4 people achieved 90% clearer skin at 4 months. And skyrizi is just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. Out told me she wantsto take crossbow lessons.

[ Chuckles ] Like, what?! She’s all about katniss now. But you blink and you just miss it. I know, exactly. They have their whole lives mapped out until the next day when they’re on to the next thing.

[ Chuckles ] You know, you’re only one step away from scout wanting to take archery classes. I know. At least her tastes haven’t changed. We had kelly’s pancakes this morning, and then we stopped and said thanks to alexis. Mmm. Ah, drew, it’s so great to have you back with us. I know alexis, she played her part, but my mom, she was a force behind getting you released. Michael, no, no, no. No, you’re the one who got leverage over judge kim. I was just grasping at straws. We were all doing whatever we could. Yeah, that might be so, but I got to tell you, one of the things that kept me going in pentonville — sometimes the only thing — was knowing that you were out here and you were fighting for me. I’ll never stop fighting for you. Oh, and I can’t believe you’re home! Oh, my gosh, it’s almost unbelievable. [ Chuckles ] Well, you’ve got to believe it, you’ve got to believe it. Now we’re going to put everything else behind us because we got a lot of time to make up for. That’s easier said than done. Someone turned us in to the sec. I want to know exactly who and why. There is a big difference between a mistake or a bad choice and a betrayal. Brook lynn, spying for tracy wasn’t right. Couldn’t have said it better. Maxie, if you are ever in trouble, brook lynn would have your back, no questions asked. Recently, I’ve had to learn that real friends, people who may not be perfect but who truly, genuinely care, are not the same as the ones who are too selfish or hurt to show genuine concern. Now, that is not either of you, is it? Honestly, it just makes me so sad to see you both toss away a friendship that you both cherish and need. When sasha’s right, she’s right. Okay, fine, I miss you. I miss you more. Yeah, you probably do.

[ Chuckles ] All right, so why are you here? Oh, god, maxie, I came about georgie and charlotte. Brook lynn, you have no idea. Sam dropped georgie off, and all we knew was charlotte was missing, and then jake went after her, and then there was a shooting at my old apartment.

[ Sighs ] I mean, none of it makes any sense. How’s georgie doing? She’s understandably in shock. She feels guilty, like she could have done something. Poor baby. Yeah, spinelli and I spent the whole night with her. He found a grief counselor for her, which is where they are now. Sam and elizabeth are doing the same thing with their kids. We have a group text going. Oh, tracy, I’m so glad that you’ll have bobbie there with you. Yes, it will be a welcome distraction from mourning luke alone. Well, I’m sure bobbie feels exactly the same way. With you gone and monica not in the house and lois going back to bensonhurst, this place is going to be really quiet.

[ Chuckles ] Perfect. Maybe in all that silence, you will find the will to restore some normalcy in this house. Tracy — no. You — ned’s little fantasy is wearing thin, really thin. Eddie… you’ve been hanging around the q’s for a while now, and aside from tracy, who never misses a chance to talk about having you committed, the family has had your back. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, so you can’t go the extra mile, go and help them out a little bit? No, because you’ve got writer’s block. Lois — oh, come on! This writer’s block, it’s indulgent. You say that s onny is willingto put out your album. What album? You got half a song. Without songs, you got no album. Without an album, you got no tour. Without a tour, there is no eddie maine, so ditch the “siren” and move on. No, I can’t just do that! I mean, this is something that I really need to follow through.

[ Sighs ] All right. Okay, okay. So when I was doing a&r for the free radicals’ second album, we hit a serious sophomore slump. And we decided to turn it into a logic puzzle. I love logic — it’s math. Here’s the puzzle — pinpoint the problem, figure out where you’re at, and decide where you want to go. So, eddie… where do you want to go? If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms you’re doing it all wrong, eddie. You’re working from the outside in. Music, it comes from the inside out. What do you mean? Your song. What’s the problem with the song? The problem is I can’t finish the lyrics. Oh, forget about the lyrics. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Lois, what are you — wait a minute! I don’t want to wait. You’ve got to write what you know. So what are you afraid of? What is your problem? I’m afraid… I’ll never find the girl. The character in the song. He knows that she’s out there, but he can’t see her. The siren. So he’s looking for something he can’t see. Like the prince in cinderella, except he has the glass slipper. So what do you have? Just a voice calling out from the distance. Then it’s simple. You got to go find the voice. That’s the “where you’re at” part. Remember — “pinpoint the problem, figure out where you’re at, decide where you want to go.” So, where do I want to go? She’s a siren, right? Yeah. So you got to go in the water. You got to dive right in. It’s the only way you’re going to find the girl with the voice. Anyone could tell you that. This is ridiculous. Eddie lounges around all day with his guitar like he’s some college kid on summer break. It’s depressing. Especially for leo. And nobody’s running elq. Look… I know you don’t want to have him committed, but he has to talk to somebody. Tracy, we have been over this and over this. I’m very sorry that you are about to take a difficult trip, but the situation with eddie, it’s just not as simple as you’re making it sound. I saw you at eddie’s concert. You saw him up there on that stage. He was completely in his element. M-maybe — maybe kevin is right. We just have to let this whole thing unfold naturally. Naturally? Yes. There is nothing “natural” about ned living in his own private wonderland, waiting for cosmic messages from the cheshire cat. Oh, word to the wise — keep an eye on lois. I don’t trust that one. Tracy, you’re living in the 1960s in some kind of “valley of the dolls” novel. No. Try the 1560s. It’s the oldest story in the book. Not hearing this. Not hearing this. I’m going to look for your son. Have a safe trip. Yeah, well, look in the lounge ’cause he’s probably watching cartoons. Did I miss the memo about “tense tuesdays”? Okay, spinelli. Thanks for letting me know. And tell georgie to call me if she wants to, but only if she wants to. Yeah. Tonight with you is fine with me. Just keep me posted. Okay. Georgie wants to spend tonight with spinelli. I think she’s just avoiding james. You’re handling this so well. I would be a wreck. What else can I do? She’s connecting with spinelli on this. And I could force the issue just to let her know that I’m here for her, but she’ll tell me about her boundaries, so… look, if you want to head out, I would completely understand. You know what? Maybe that’s a good idea. I’ll respect her boundaries another time.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Really? Maxie jones? Yes, of course we’re interested. He’s available right now? As in, like “now” now? Don’t be ridiculous, sonny. Austin is not responsible for what his cousin did. Mason was just following orders from his mysterious boss. His boss is cyrus renault. W– h-how is that possible? You got to look at the timeline. Betty steals the information that I planted, hands it to austin. Austin goes to pentonville, gives it to somebody, I don’t know who, but I got a lot of enemies in prison. Right, and you said you thought that maybe it was that novak cousin. It could have been. But here’s the thing — austin shows up at cyrus’ early release hearing, saying that in his professional opinion, cyrus is too sick and weak to threaten anyone. Now, do you think it’s just a coincidence that the same time austin’s at that hearing… mason is holding you hostage?

[ Monitor beeping ] Mr. Gatlin. You’re still under arrest with the right to remain silent. However, if you wish to cooperate, you could answer a few questions. Ah, what else is there to do? It’s not like I’m going anywhere.

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about ty rvaya. To give your teeth a dentist clean feeling.Start with a round brush head. Add power. And you’ve got oral-B. Round cleans better by surrounding each tooth to remove 100% more plaque. For a superior clean. Oral-B. Carly, it’s got to be ned. There’s nobody out there with a grudge trying to target us. I mean, he had the only obvious motive to involve the sec and get me away from elq. Okay, but he can’t confirm or deny because he has no memory. Still? He hasn’t recovered? No. And it’s been really hard on olivia. Well, then I don’t wantto add to her troubles by accusing ned of something he can’t even remember doing. Especially because this is all behind us now and I want to move forward. What if, uh — what if it wasn’t ned? You got to put yourself into the character in the song, and then you got to dive right in. It’s the only way you’re going to find this siren chick. You’ve got to take a leap of faith, eddie. You might be on to something, lois. Take a leap of faith. I’ll be at the boathouse.

[ Sighs ] Brook lynn. Somebody sane, at last. What’s with yuri and the car? He’s packing your stuff? Yeah. I’m — I’m going out of town, and maybe while I’m gone, you’ll be able to help pull this family out of its downward spiral. I see. Running away again, leaving us to hold the bag. What’s the occasion this time? A riverboat cruise? Or maybe jet setting with pretend billionaires? I’m going to amsterdam to close out luke’s affairs with bobbie spencer. Connect the dots, ava. You’re implying that cyrus renault had mason hold me hostage to force austin to testify on his behalf? That is the picture. Well, then austin was just doing it to… protect me, right? Probably. But he put you in the crosshairs. Never told you to watch your back. Did he tell you that he was going to testify for cyrus? No, he didn’T. Did he say anything about him and mason being in cyrus’ pocket? No, he didn’T. Well, I guess he doesn’t trust you very much, does he? And whatever austin claims to feel for you, his first loyalty is cyrus renault. And that trumps everything. Chase: Look, mason, the cards aren’t in your favor. With the proof that we have, you’re looking at two decades without parole. Your only hope at reducing your sentence is to tell us who’s pulling the strings. Guess you better get me the da. Hey, look, the sooner you guys cut me a deal that I walk free

[Chuckles] A whole lot sooner than that, maybe I open up about who’s running things. Fine. I’ll see what I can do. You do that. No, ma, things never change with the quartermaines. Tracy is still a piece of work. Ugh. Oh, no. Brook lynn, she’s amazing. I know! She told me. Ma, wait until you meet him. He is such a hunk.

[ Sighs ] No, ned, he’s — he — he’s just going through a thing. Ma, I need to go. I — n– ma, no.

[ Chuckles ] Ma, I will c– I’m going to call you later. I got to go. Bye.

[ Both laugh ] Gloria? [ Laughs ] Ah. The one and only. Ah, you know, I was just filling her in on the quartermaine circus. Ah! Three rings, now with even more juggling.

[ Laughs ] You just missed ned. Oh. Mm-hmm. How is my, uh… I don’t know. What do I call him? My — my husband?

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know, whatever he is, he’s — he’s lost in that song. But you know what, vivi?

[ Quietly ] What? I think deep down inside, the quartermaine is trying to come out. Really? Mm-hmm. You think so? I do, I do. I think so. And I think you’re doing the right thing, giving him space. ‘Cause I think that’s what eddie needs. Space? Mm-hmm. You know, there is such a thing as too much space. Like — like just enough space for someone else to slip right in. Tracy? Huh? What? Olivia, how long have we known each other? Let me remind you — sister monica’s third grade class. Don’t remind me of the woman and her rulers. I’m not — I will remind you how many times we sat in detention together. I am not here to slip into anything with your husband. Lois, I know, I know. But I will say, I think it’s all part of god’s plan that I got here when I did, because this place is a mess. And I think I’m here to set something straight. Now you’re starting to sound like tracy.

[ Gasps ] You take that back. She’s — she’s demanding that I force him to go for therapy that he does not want. I don’t know anything about that, okay? All I do know is he could probably use a friendly face. Did something happen? No, he’s been spinning out all day about that stupid song. I know. It seems like he’s possessed with that or something. I — okay. Well, maybe you, his wife, can go lift his spirits. He’s writing in the boathouse. And, vivi, don’t you let tracy in your head. She likes playing games.

[ Smooches ]

[ Chuckles ] Grandmother, I didn’t realize. Apology accepted. And maybe while I’m gone, you will… consider my offer. I thought we settled that. I — I heard what you said, and I have no interest in taking away your agency, but, brook lynn, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Grandmother, let’s not get into it right before you take off, okay? I already told you, I want to focus on my music and really give it a good go. You know, it’s my passion. And besides, I don’t want to get involved in your whole vendetta against lucy coe. Lucy coe is already taken care of. And deception is wide open for you to run however you want. It’s my gift to you. Running deception is a hard no. Baby doll, bite your tongue. Don’t be so quick to turn down your grandmother’s offer. Wow. Will wonders never cease? Even someone damaged by years of nail polish fumes can recognize a good plan.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, this is wrong on so many levels. I disagree. It’s synchronicity. No, no, I didn’t think it through. I shouldn’t have said yes. You didn’t have time to think. Maxie, this has been on your vision board for as long as I’ve known you. Well, yeah, but the timing is bad. How? Georgie is with spinelli. She specifically wanted time to herself to process what she’s been through. The timing couldn’t be better. Unless it’s not only georgie you’re worried about. No, no, sasha, not at all. It’s — it’s just going to be too difficult to pull this together so quickly. I let my excitement take over. Maxie, a photographer like salvador is busy around the clock. He only became available because another project fell through. He’s not going to wait for us to be ready. There are other photographers. I saw your face when that call came through. You’ve been wanting to book salvador for as long as I’ve known you. Yeah. And you’ve had the idea for the spring campaign since before the lawsuit. So, the only reason not to do the shoot is if you don’t think I’m up to it. Michael, what are you talking about? You were the first one to accuse ned. Yeah, I know. I was, I was. Um… we — we all jumped to that conclusion, right? And we — and we tried to fit the facts to our assumptions. But… and w-what — what if the leak had nothing to do with drew’s ties to elq and — and — and — and… you were the target? And drew just ended up being collateral damage? Well, that is diane’s theory. I mean, she thought the fbi was coming after me just to get to sonny, and maybe she’s right. And unfortunately, I’m the one who gave them ammunition by trying to cut corners with the elq merger. Can we just p-press pause? Let’s just press pause and leave it alone, please. What are you talking about? How can you say that after everything you went through? After everything that happened to you in pentonville? Come on… because nothing is going to undo any of that. Let’s just leave it behind. Please, both of you, do me a favor, stop trying to figure out what set this all in motion, because that’s not going to help anybody. Okay. Okay. If that’s what you want, then that’s what we’ll do. Thank you.

[ Guitar plays ]

[ Playing stops ]

[ Sighs ]

Lois: You gotta dive right in.

You got to take

a leap of faith, eddie.

The siren of the sea

I know she’s out there beckoning me

and I wonder, who could she be?

[ Echoing ]

Ohh-ohhh, mmm

[ Ned vocalizing ] My mom’s alzheimer’s never I was in shock. I was desperate after hitting nikolas, and I… I was struggling to hide his body. And — and suddenly, there was austin. He told me that he would help me. I believed him. I trusted him. And then, out of nowhere, mason shows up, and he said that he — that he had nikolas’s body. I mean, how is that even possible? Right? But austin told me that it would be okay, that everything would be okay if I just did what mason was telling me to do. And he kept telling me over and over again that his boss is not somebody who should be crossed. But he never told me who that boss was. And now laura has come back… with proof that nikolas is alive. And if that’s true, and I — I really hope it is true, mason’s been lying the whole time. It’s a simple question, austin. Did you know nikolas was alive or not? Nope. I had no idea. None. I — I — I thought you were going to go to prison for murdering nikolas. And that’s why I did everything that mason asked me to do, because I was trying to protect you. No, I — I had no idea that nikolas was alive. And austin’s probably been lying, too. Ava. Huh? You are smarter than this. It’s time to admit that he’s been playing you from the start. Hey. Did you bring my lollipops? What did you tell detective chase?

[ Scoffs ] A doctor without lollipops. Tell me what you said to detective chase. Fine. He was really rough on me, cuz. He forced it out of me. I had to tell him everything. I told him I did it all for you. You better start running. There’s no way you just incriminated me. Eh, not yet. Got to make sure I get a deal first. The only deal that you should be making is the one where you give up cyrus. What? Suicide, cuz? That might be your way out, but it’s definitely not mine. Go ahead. You give up cyrus if you want to.

[ Ned vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in

lois: Got to take

a leap of faith, eddie. Huh? Not you, too. I don’t want tracy’s gift. Don’t be so hasty. Oh, I’m so sorry you’re not going to be around to talk some sense into your daughter. I did hear you were leaving. And I’m also sorry that I won’t be able to join the angry villagers running you out of town. Yeah, it is a shame, tracy. It’s going to be quite a party. Of course, if you were there, then your broom might catch on fire and someone might try to be a hero and throw a bucket of water on it, and then you’d melt. Miss tracy, satellites show congestion on 87. The car is ready. I think time to go. Okay. Thank you, yuri. Grandmother…

[ Door closes ] …I’ll be thinking of you. Lois.

[ Door closes ]

[ Ned vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in

just have to dive in

dive in and believe

I just have to dive in

and believe

[ Water splashes ] Sasha, you have been through a hideous ordeal, something that would have broken most people. You’re still piecing your life back together, and i don’t want to throw you into the deep end before you’ve had time to relax and float. Maxie, the only way I’ll know if I can handle a photo shoot, or any challenge for that matter, is by doing it. So, will you trust me? Oh, I definitely trust you. Thank you. No. Thank you for holding my hand through this entire day. First with brook lynn, then with georgie, and now with salvador. I can’t believe it. Are we really doing this? We are. Oh, my god. Okay. Wow. Okay, we got to get things together. Hey, belinda! Eddie? Eddie? Eddie?

[ Whispers ] Eddie…

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