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[ Knock on door ]
[ Knocks on door ] Hi, alexis. Can I bother you for a minute? Oh, you noticed this? It’s a little hard not to. When did you start using that? It’s been by my side for a couple days now. Dr. Kramer says I’ll need it until, uh… till you may need a wheelchair. Yes, until the inevitable presents itself. Actually, I feel kind of secure with it because dr. Kramer says it may keep me from damaging myself if I fall. Guess I should say
when I fall. Well, I’m in favor of keeping you on your feet as long as possible. This from the woman who always keeps me on my toes.
[ Chuckles ] You just come here to show off that cool cane, or can I do something for you? You need to help my son. Hey, hey. There’s my friend. Hi. It’s so great to see you out and about. Oh. Come on. I got you some tea. Yeah. Yeah, yeah. You know, I’ve been to the club. I’ve been to the gym a few times, and I figured whether I’m in this chair or not, life goes on. I mean, what am i going to do? Can’t sit at home every day, right? Well, that is a great attitude. And I owe you an apology because I should’ve been in touch much sooner. But I was so happy you wanted to meet. Well, you may not be so happy after you hear what I have to say. Nina, I have a pretty big ask. I just had to come by and thank you for sorting out those building permits for me. I knew I could count on baby sister. Well, you’re welcome, but let’s be perfectly clear about something. Everything was above board. It wasn’t a family favor. I simply presented it to the committee for a vote, and zoning approved it. Well, however it came about, I just appreciate the fact you did it so quickly, and so does my client. Is it — and, no, it’s not valentin cass– I do have other, less controversial clients, you know. It just so happens that mr. —
[ Laughs ] No, seriously, mr. Phelps is one of the biggest real-estate developers in all of port charles, and now he is thrilled with my work. You made your brother look good, and I’m grateful. Speaking of brothers, what are we going to do about ours? So, what do we got? The cause of death was catastrophic internal bleeding and blunt-force trauma. There were injuries to his neck, vertebrae, fractured jaw, and extensive damage to the skull. There was bleeding on the brain, as well as a hemopericardium and a cardiac tamponade. In english, please. Hemorrhaging around the heart. So what could cause that? Like, a fall or an attack? Now, the injuries were consistent with a pedestrian being hit at a high rate of speed by a large vehicle. Must’ve been a truck or an suv. Was the deceased impaired in any way? Mm, well, the preliminary autopsy indicates no contributing factors. There was no alcohol in his system, and he wasn’t under the influence of drugs. What about medical conditions? Well, body showed no signs of suffering from any maladies or terminal illness. There wasn’t any indication in the preliminary blood work that he was on medication for depression. So I can’t think of a reason a relatively healthy man would step in front of a speeding vehicle. Maybe the vehicle was aiming for him. No, no. Go away. Shh. Shh. Shh. You’re not supposed to be here. Charlotte, listen to me. I just want to talk. I need to explain what happened. No. No. Please let me. Please. No. No. No. According to csi, there were no tire tracks or skid marks, so if he was hit by a car, there is nothing to indicate the driver swerved or tried to brake. What about traffic cameras? Unfortunately, it was a rural stretch, not covered by cameras. Well, have them canvass the area. There’s got to be a building or gas station somewhere with a camera. They’re already on it. Oh, but there was something interesting. Get this. The guy had three ids on him. Have you checked them out? Yeah, and they’re all legit. There’s nothing to explain. I-I know what happened. You shot me. Oh, god. It was a horrible accident. How was it an accident? You pointed the gun right at me. I didn’t know it was you. I didn’t expect to find you in my apartment, but I now understand why you were there. You wanted to do something to scare me, right, to drive me away, but you need to know that nothing that victor told you is true. Nothing.
[ Breathing heavily ] Hey, elizabeth. How’s charlotte doing? Hi. She’s making excellent progress, which is encouraging. Help! Somebody help! Please! Papa. Papa.
[ Breathing heavily ] Anything that you want, you just name it. I’m not sure you’ll feel that way after I explain. What I’m asking requires that we ignore the instructions of the pcpd. Now I’m completely confused. What’s going on? The shooting that happened months ago, and the pcpd is no closer to finding out who shot me. They still don’t have any leads? Nothing credible. The case has completely stalled. It’s only a matter of time before they box up my evidence and ship it to some warehouse for cold cases. No, you can’t let that happen. No, I can’T. I’m not. I’m gonna find out who did this to me, who put me in this wheelchair and see that they’re brought to justice. Yeah. Well, I don’t understand where I come in. I’m starting my own investigation, and since the shooting happened at your hotel, I was hoping that you would give me complete access. You know, one wonders if you couldn’t use your position as mayor — just sort of banish cyrus from the kingdom of port charles?
[ Laughs ] What, did you watch “robin hood” last night? The original. It’s a classic. Oh, well, uh, yeah, this isn’t sherwood forest. Yeah, and, uh, I think even if I could banish cyrus, I’m not sure I would do that. Come on, now. You’re a highly intelligent woman. You actually expect me to believe you think he’s been reformed? I wouldn’t go that far. I’ve been suspicious of this born-again persona ever since the beginning. He could be giving the performance of a lifetime. He could be playing all of us. Uh-huh. I did tell you he had me give away “all” his money to end recidivism, which is another thing I’m suspicious about, because the cyrus I grew up with didn’t have an altruistic bone in his body. And yet a judge signed off on his release. Doesn’t mean anything. Cyrus used to line his pockets with important people. Judge could’ve been on his payroll, expecting some kind of a kickback. Yeah, well, the bottom line is cyrus is free, and he is our brother, so I don’t know. Don’t we have some kind of a responsibility here to at least acknowledge him as a sibling, try to see the best in him and, you know, support him in his effort to try to become a productive member of society. Well, for the life of me, I can’t come up with one thing he could contribute to port charles. But I do have to admit, part of me wants to believe him, which is saying a lot, considering his track record. Look at all the damage he’s done.
[ Knock on door ] Come in. Hi, laura. I’m sorry to interrupt, but I need to discuss something with you. She can’t represent finn because she’s representing the plaintiff. The muldoon family hired her? Yes. I met finn at the metro court as diane was leaving. He seemed dejected, and when I pressed him, he said she couldn’t take the case. Uh, no, no. That doesn’t make any sense. No. Well, it seems that she got a phone call just before the meeting from the father-in-law of the deceased, who also happens to be a long-term client of hers.
[ Sighs ] She’s already on retainer with the muldoon family? Oh, this is a disaster. I’m sorry. There’s no reason for you to apologize. It’s not all that dire. Diane explained she couldn’t represent him and left with no hard feelings. No. No, no, no, no. You don’t understand. Diane is the disaster. She is that good. She never loses. So, uh… …you’re back at work?
[ Chuckles ] How’s it feel to be back at work after — you know, you were gone for a few months, right? You know, I was so fragile when I finally got out of ferncliff, and I was worried that it was going to be awkward to be back at deception, but it’s going really well. We did this amazing photo shoot, and I just finished a segment on “home & heart.” Is that the show where they sell stuff?
[ Laughing ] Yes. I reintroduced our most popular product, the deceptor. What is that? Nina will know what it is. Anyway, it sold out in record time. That’s great. Dang.
[ Sighs ] I was so relieved. I really need the company to do well. We lost so much money when our stock was frozen during the lawsuit. You know, that’s what I want to talk to you about. Um… I want to have a discussion with you about your financial situation.
[Coughing] This is the master key card that’ll give you access to all the areas around the pool and the hotel room that the sniper was in, as well. Is there anyone staying in the room now? No, no. The pcpd requested that we keep that room vacant for a while. They didn’t even want housekeeping in there. I think they were planning on doing another sweep of the room so they could maybe get additional evidence, so we thought we should comply. So, no, it’s not occupied. This is good. It’s not enough.
[ Clears throat ] Can you get me security footage of the day of the shooting? Maybe even a few days prior? Well, I don’t know, I’m not sure about that, because the police officers, they were all over our computer system. That was the first thing they went to, and they came in with a warrant. But — but… …you
know, the originalfootage could be accessible by the metro court mainframe. Hmm. And, you know, your boy’s pretty tech savvy.
[ Chuckles ] I know my way around a server. Nina, can I use your password to log in? We were just, uh, discussing the very delicate subject of our brother, cyrus, and what, if anything, to do about him. Well, I know he’s your family, so it’s not my place to say. But there’s nothing to be done about cyrus for now. All signs show he’s behaving. And, well, we all know it’s just a matter of time before he breaks the law again, and you and martin won’t have to make any decisions about him. The courts will make it for you. Yes, I’m afraid you’re right. So I guess it’s just a matter of time, then, isn’t it? Yeah. Well, you didn’t come here to listen to our family problems. What can I do for you? Ah, yeah, uh, I need you to look into something, but it has to be off the record. I’m aware of diane’s reputation, but she isn’t clarence darrow. You know what her nickname is? It’s “killer miller.” You know why? ‘Cause she goes for the jugular. Not only is she ridiculously prepared in court, she can improvise, so she can think on her feet. I guess you’re not overreacting. The hardest cases I’ve ever tried have been the ones against diane. We once had this case where she was representing a client who was accused of a felony, and I was representing the — the plaintiff. I was so on this case. I had two dozen depositions. I had vetted witnesses like crazy. It was an irrefutable case. It was a slam dunk. And you know what happened? Diane won. She was victorious. So you don’t think finn has a chance to win this? Look at this case. You have a loving family that lost a husband and a father to an arrogant doctor who was negligent. Wait. My son isn’t arrogant, and he certainly is not negligent. Okay, maybe “arrogant” is too strong of a word, but sometimes finn is not that personable. He comes off overly confident, and diane is going to convince a jury of that. So are you saying finn is doomed? Not yet. I’ve got to make a call. Keep her away. She wants to kill me. I don’T. It didn’t work the first time, so she’s back. Please. I don’t, sweetheart. It’s okay. I’m here. I’m here.You need to leave — now. You’re safe. No one’s going to hurt you.
[ Crying ] Anna, I was very clear. You’re not allowed anywhere near charlotte’s room. I needed to explain what happened. I just — I want her to know that I-I never meant to harm her. I didn’t want to. Yeah, well, you’ve done just the opposite. Csi said he had three valid pieces of id on him — one U.S., One canadian, and one from the united kingdom. What, were they aliases or are all the same name? All the same name, which makes it even more confusing. Yeah, especially because you can’t be a resident of three different countries. Csi’s on their way to his hotel room. He was staying at the metropolitan, registered under the canadian id. Alright, run his dna through codis and check his fingerprints, too, I guess. I’ll run it through every database we have. Yeah. Hey, chase, be sure to flag it for intelligence services, too. This isn’t charmin! The shooting was an accident. If you believe nothing else, you have to believe that. I am aware the shooting was an accident and that you would never want to hurt her, but for you to deliberately march into her room when you’ve been asked to stay away is unthinkable. Elizabeth, will you sit with charlotte for one second? Of course. What the hell are you doing? I’m just trying to undo the damage that you and your father caused. Dante: So what else can you tell me about the condition of the body? As I said, there were multiple traumatic injuries, but there was one thing that stood out. He had a significant bruise on the left heel. Is that unusual? Actually, yes, since it was starting to callus. So what does that tell you? It indicates it wasn’t a fresh bruise, and it certainly didn’t come from the impact of the vehicle striking him. I found that odd, so we looked into his left shoe, and we found this under the lining. Can you do me a favor and bag that? Thanks. And don’t mention this to anyone, if you don’t mind. Thank you. Hey, we got a hit. Fingerprints match up with the U.K. Id. Jameson forsyth. I really want to do this for curtis. Not only does he deserve to know who put him in a wheelchair, but I think it’ll be good stimulation for him to put his energy into an investigation. Now, I didn’t know him way back when he was a police detective, but I have a lot of respect for him as an investigator. But, well, beyond that, we’re very good friends. Yeah. Well, you went through some intense experiences in greenland. Did we ever. Victor cassadine was on the rampage, and, uh, curtis was pivotal in bringing him down. So you’re saying we have your blessing to pursue this? Yes, absolutely. I’m behind you 100%. Now, this could cut into my hours here. I may not be available for all of my deputy mayor duties. Is that alright? Yes, it’s absolutely alright. I am back home again. And besides that, it is vitally important to the people of port charles to find out who opened fire at the metro court pool. And this is my security id and password. Nina, I — I know you’re going out on a limb for me, and I want you to know that I appreciate it. Well, I trust you implicitly. You know that. And if this helps you, I’m happy to do it. I know why this is so important to you, curtis. And I want you to know that it’s important to me, as well. That means a lot. Yeah. So I hear the police don’t think that you were the intended target. Yeah, they definitely believe the bullet was intended for anna… …or sonny. Well, if someone tried to kill sonny, the man that I love, they could try again. And I want to do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. I knew you were a coffee dealer, but are you moonlighting as an accountant?
[ Chuckling ] No. No, I just want to help you. So I came here to get permission to audit your accounts ’cause I want to know exactly how much gladys stole from you. I don’t see the point. The money is gone. And so is gladys, thanks to you. I never really got a chance to acknowledge what you did, getting gladys out of town. Thank you. No thanks necessary. Well, you could have sent her to prison, but you didn’t, and I am grateful for that. Despite all the awful things she did to me, she was brando’s mother and liam’s grandmother, and you were merciful in sending her back to connecticut. Now you don’t — you don’t have to see her. You don’t have to even think about her. I can move forward, focus on the future. You deserve more than that. You deserve to get your money back.
to severe ulcerative colitis martin, this is gregory chase, a former professor who is now a journalist at the invader. Ah. Nice to meet you, mr. Grey. A pleasure, I’m sure. So you were over at pcu? Yes, and before that, I was at berkeley. Hamilton finn is also gregory’s son, and he’s in need of representation. Ah. And while I have not had the privilege of going up against you in the courtroom, you have a very impressive record. I understand you were quite the attorney, ms. Davis. Thank you. I’m also very impressed that valentin cassadine has you on retainer. Wow, somebody has done her homework, but I’m not sure how that’s relevant. Yeah, I don’t understand, either. What does that have to do with finn’s case? Finn is in need of a lawyer who has experienced defending a client that may come off somewhat indelicate. Wait, wait. You’re putting finn in the same category as valentin? You’re related to him, and even you admit he’s done some reprehensible things. And how does disparaging one of my clients start a conversation? Both of you gentlemen are highly intelligent, but you’re missing the point. If martin can make someone like valentin cassadine come off as sympathetic, he should be able to do the same thing for finn. I really appreciate your help, and I will do my best to keep things under the radar, but what do I do when your staff starts asking questions about why I’m hanging around so much? Oh, I don’t think they’re going to — they’re not going to say anything. And even if they do, I’ll just tell them that you’re helping me with a special project, which happens to be true. You’re giving me feedback on the handicap-accessible areas and telling me where I can make improvements. You’re good. You’re good. Maybe you should be a part of this investigation. I think I already am, because this has so much to do with you, but it also has a lot to do with sonny, and I will do anything that I have to do to keep him safe. You’re fierce about protecting your man. Well, my husband. Excuse me. Mrs. Corinthos. Yes. You know, curtis, I’m happier than I have ever been in my entire life. I am married to the man of my dreams, and I’m closer to willow and my grandchildren. And I’m scared to death. Scared? Scared of what? It seems like you have everything. I do. And that means that I have a lot more to lose. Gladys was my dad’s cousin, so I feel responsible for what happened. None of this was your fault, sonny. Gladys lied to you, as well. Yeah, but I pretty much knew that she was not a good person from the start. All she wanted was a quick buck. I should’ve sent her back to bridgeport, but because she was family, I couldn’t see what was right in front of me. I gave her the benefit of the doubt when she didn’t deserve it. That was on me. Please, sonny, don’t beat yourself up over this. Sasha, I should’ve never allowed gladys to be your guardian. That was my mistake. Compounded by the fact that I didn’t keep an eye on her to make sure she did the right thing. That’s on me. Okay? And I want to pay you back for that. So here’s what I want to do for you, okay? I want to reimburse… …every dime that you lost. Why was anna allowed in here? She came to hurt me. I promise you, she won’t be back. Don’t you think you’ve kept enough from me and charlotte? Your actions caused this whole mess. My actions? Yes. She needs to know the truth — that victor lied to her, that he planted seeds in her head that I’m dangerous and I want to hurt her. I just was trying to explain. Okay, let’s get some things straight. My daughter is convinced that you tried to kill her intentionally. You think you can explain that to a child,
my child, in her hospital bed? Now, I don’t know how many years of therapy she has ahead of her to come to terms with all this, but if you really want to help, stay away. My god. You blame me for this? No. I blame myself.
[ Cellphone rings ] Yeah? Hi, dante. Hey, uh, where are you? I’m at G.H. Why? Can you meet me at the morgue? There’s something here I think you got to see. My while I appreciate the suggestion, it’s not my place to hire a lawyer for my son. Okay, well, I don’t want to rush you, but you know what diane is doing right now? She’s preparing a case against your son. So the sooner you put a lawyer on retainer, the better. I guess you’re right. I did want to give finn an option, so… would you be interested, mr. Grey? Oh, you’re going to have to forgive me. That’s a little too “cart before the horse” for my taste. Normally, I like a little information about a case before I sign on anything. It’s a malpractice suit. My son is an infectious disease specialist. A patient named mr. Muldoon came to see him, concerned that he might’ve contracted something in his travels. Apparently, his work sends him out to remote locations. He thought he might’ve picked up a parasite. My son ran some tests and confirmed that he had a tapeworm. Relatively easy fix. Then about two months later, mr. Muldoon came back, and that was when finn discovered that he had stage iv cancer. So your son missed something important, and now a man is dead as a result? No. Absolutely not. And I take offense that you just assume my son made a mistake. He is not responsible for that man’s death. Is this how dr. Finn reacts when somebody questions his expertise? Oh, worse. Much worse. There are a lot of files to go through. This has been an ongoing investigation. Have you and curtis figured out where you want to begin? I think it’s best to start with a clean slate. It’s not that I won’t consider the information the police have compiled, but this case needs fresh eyes. Okay. Hopefully, you and curtis will be able to find something that other people have overlooked. Well, the first thing I need to do is request the evidence the pcpd has gathered. Now, I don’t anticipate any roadblocks, but should I hit some red tape…? You won’t have any red tape. The mayor’s office will be backing you completely. Thank you. I knew I could count on you, and this is exactly what curtis needs. I admire you looking out for sonny, but I assure you, sonny can take care of himself. That man is a survivor. I’ve heard he’s been a target for decades, and yet he’s still standing, so I don’t think there’s a reason to think that’s going to change. Yeah, I guess you’re right. You’re right. I should stop worrying so much, right, because it really takes me away from enjoying the here and now. Exactly. You know, when I was in rehab, aunt stella came to visit me, and she told me, “curtis, stop focusing on the negative.” You know, take advantage of — of the good moments right in front of me now. Were you able to do that? Oh, well, it took a while for it to sink in, but, yeah, yeah, I got it eventually. Yeah, things are really good for me right now. Just don’t want it to change, curtis. I want to keep my family. I don’t want anyone to take that away. Why do I think we’re not talking about protecting sonny anymore? Something’s bothering you. What is it? Hi. Oh, hey. Thanks for coming. Sure. Got a dead body? Yeah. A jogger found a body by the side of the road this morning. Multiple injuries. Looks like a hit-and-run. Csi combed the scene and couldn’t find any evidence that the driver of the vehicle tried to avoid hitting the deceased. And the injuries are consistent with a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Mm, murder. Looking that way. What does that have to do with me? This guy had on him three ids from three different countries. Oh. Were they legit? Yeah. I was thinking maybe, uh… you work for the wsb. I know it’s a long shot, but maybe you want to take a look and see if you recognize him? My dry eye’s made me
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Vaporize sore throat pain. You see, mr. Chase, while I completely respect your need to protect your son, you’ve got to understand what goes into a malpractice suit. When dealing with accusations of a wrongful death, often, the facts of the case are far less important than how the jury feels about the plaintiff versus how they feel about the defendant. I’ve been teaching for decades, and I always make sure my students are presented all the facts before I ask them to offer an opinion. Yeah, with all due respect, I’m here to tell you there are times when perception is reality. Especially in a courtroom. See, a jury’s not going to see a doctor who was doing his job to the best of his ability. They’re going to see a grieving widow. And if this man had young children… he did. …Well, that could be the nail in finn’s coffin. If he overreacts, he gets defensive on that stand, insisting he did nothing wrong, he’s going to lose.
[ Sighs ] But if finn admits that he may have overlooked signs of cancer, which he didn’t, he’s going to lose anyway. His hands are tied. So what are you suggesting we do? The best approach is to present your son as an exceptional doctor. Did everything he could to save his patient by the book. A talented, dedicated physician who’s already saved many lives, who has the potential to save countless more. You’ve got to make the jury see that finding him liable will do far more harm than good. If I were trying this case, that’s the angle I would go with. Thank you, alexis. I think we’ve found a lawyer for finn. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the gesture, sonny. I really do. But I cannot let you do this. Yeah, you can. All you have to do is accept the offer and move on. I’m really touched that you would do this for me, but, honestly, I don’t need the money back. If this ordeal has taught me anything, it’s that I’m resilient. I’m stronger than anyone thought, including myself. And I’m excited for the challenge of continuing to be deception’s spokesmodel. I believe you can do it. I really do. And I’m happy for you. I’m drug-free, and I am enjoying myself for the first time in ages. I really feel like this was a — there was a weird silver lining in all this because now I see every day as a gift. I look at myself in the mirror, and I see a survivor who can stand on her own. You are. But, you know, I feel like I just still owe you, and I’m somebody who likes to pay off his debts. Sonny, this isn’t your debt. You know what? I have an idea. Yeah. Take the money and give it to a charity, something that supports mental health, make the donation in brando and liam’s name, and we can call it even. What do you say? Deal.
[ Chuckles ] It’s nothing, really.
[ Chuckles ] It’s just — it’s just [Sighs] A little tension within the family. I thought things were solid between you and sonny. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with sonny. It’s michael. You know, we’ve never gotten along. We’re making an effort now for the sake of willow and the children, but we’ve definitely hit a rough patch. I see michael at the gym from time to time. Don’t want to get in your business, but I could talk to him and try to smooth things over. No, tha– thank you, cur– no. That’s okay. I mean, I know you mean well, but I need to handle this on our own. We’re managing to coexist, and I think if I bring you in, it’ll just add to the friction. Okay. You know what? I know my friend. And I know when you’re not telling me everything. That’s okay. I won’t push, because you have done me a huge favor here today. I just want you to know that if you need help with michael or anything, I’m here. No questions asked. Thank you. And if I need extra love and support, you will be the first person that I call. I wish you could’ve seen curtis’ face when he told me about the investigation. It was the first time since the shooting that he was not only alert and engaged, but enthusiastic. He had his old drive back. There was a light in his eyes again. Mm. I’m really glad to hear that. I went to visit him just a few days ago. It was really hard to see him in that wheelchair… hm. …But I think he was happy that I came over. I can’t begin to understand what he’s going through, or know what it’s like to face life with such a daunting disability, but to see him focus on what he can do instead of what he can’T… …was incredible. He’s really lucky to have somebody like you helping him. But this was his idea, and that’s what makes this investigation so important. Curtis is taking action. Well, both of you have my full support. I appreciate it. Especially since you have so much on your plate. I am so sorry. I’ll make sure the staff knows that charlotte’s visitors are restricted, and anna is not allowed. No, you don’t have to apologize. This is on anna. This is on no one else. What was she thinking? I’m starting to believe that anna doesn’t like anyone thinking that she’s wrong. Hey. I am going to stay with you for the rest of the day to make sure that you feel safe, okay? I’m still afraid of anna. What if she tries to hurt me again? Hey, you and I have some things to talk about, but they can wait until you feel stronger. Just know this. You’re in no danger from anna devane. I know you believe that, but you’re wrong, papa. You’re wrong. Was one of the ids jameson forsyth? Yeah. Yeah, it was actually. You know him? That’s his name. I mean, at least it was when we worked back in the wsb. Haven’t seen him for… 30 years or something, more. So what’s the deal? Were you working a case? Yeah. That was the op, the one that went bad. That’s the guy that I found all the evidence on, you know, the paperwork and the files that showed that there was some really shady stuff that went on back then. The evidence that went missing the night charlotte was shot. Right. Do you think this guy got into your apartment? He must have. And forsyth wanted to destroy the files. Question is, who killed him and where is that evidence now?
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