GH Transcript Monday, December 4, 2023

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


$3,451,000. I didn’t hear you come in. Hmm. That’s because you were focused on the numbers. Yeah. These are figures on a deal that michael closed with an australian company, rcd. He and drew insist it’s a good deal. I’m not so sure. That’s because your numbers are off by $112,000. Brook lynn. Chase. What would you say are the three most important moments in your life? When I scored tickets to the jonas brothers in 2010. I’m being serious. Oh. Okay. Heavy question. Would you humor me? Okay. Um… the last time I ever saw my great-grandfather, edward. The first time I wrote a song. And, um… when I gained a little brother in leo. I want this moment right now to be on that list. What are you talking about? Brook lynn quartermaine, will you marry me? Oh, chase. You really don’t have to do this. All right, sit down. Give me your coat. Let me get you a drink. What would you like, sister? Another glass of wine? Pot of coffee? Kristina, you don’t have to baby me like this.

[ Both chuckle ] This just got really awkward. Krissy, are you sure that you want to be the surrogate for tj and me? Mom? Carly: Hey. Hi. What are you doing here? Is everything okay? Oh, yeah. I got your text that you were filling in for amber, and I know she usually closes for you, so I just came to see if I could help you with anything. You’re thoughtful, and perfect timing. Great. What can I help with? Well, a lot, but cleanup can wait. I have an update on your grandmother. Was ava right? Is cyrus after you, sonny? Is — is your life in danger? N-nina, we’ve gone over this how many times? Threats exist in my business, and I’m going to take care of it like I always do. I just don’t want you to worry, that’s all. Sonny, if your life is being threatened, of course I’m gonna worry. We’re married. We are in this together. And yes, I realize that there’s a certain amount of danger in your business. But this ruthless man just got released from prison, and he still might be after you? And you don’t want to discuss that with me?

Look what I have. Oh. Well, thank you. Mm-hmm. Are we softening bad news with this ice cream, or are we celebrating good news with dessert? We are burying frustrations with a treat. What does that mean? What’s going on with grandma? She called from amsterdam. And you know your grandmother. She’s always happy and upbeat, but she is drowning in red tape. She is. Surprise, surprise. Luke didn’t have his papers in order. Hmm. Shocking. Yeah. I swear that man never met a form he wanted to fill out or a tax document he wanted to file. So what? He left her with this mess? Oh, yeah. She said she’s probably gonna have to stay away longer. Oh. Well, didn’t tracy go over there to help her? Oh, yeah. Tracy’s there, full of opinions and insisting that she knows exactly what luke would have wanted. She’s basically driving my mother crazy. Oh, well, tracy can be tough, but my money’s on grandma. Me, too. I’ve been very clear from the beginning. There are things in my business that I can’t — I can’t tell you. You can’t tell me because you don’t want to discuss with me, because you don’t want me to be implicated if whatever you’re involved with gets investigated by the police. It’s for your own protection. Look what happened to carly even after we were divorced. Wait, w-what are you talking about? What do you mean, what am I talking about? The sec investigation. What about it? It wasn’t about insider trading. They were trying to squeeze carly to get her to give up information on me. Nina: No, martin, I haven’t changed my mind. Just the opposite. I want you to go all out and expose drew and carly for engaging in insider trading. Just make sure to keep my name out of it. Let me make one thing clear, sonny. My situation is nothing like carly’S. Look, dr. Navarro reminded me that there is always a chance of miscarriage. What if that happens to you? Then we’ll survive it. And there are possibilities of other complications, too. I mean, if you do this, you’ll be taking a chance with your own health. Okay. Take a breath, molly. All right? There are no guarantees, of course, with an easy, successful pregnancy or a delivery. But the odds are in my favor. It’s the right timing, and I’m in good health, mostly. And I really want to do this.

[ Laughs ] Kristina. Hey. Hey. Didn’t expect to see you here, but welcome. Staying for dinner? Thank you. Uh, no. I’m gonna head out, so… okay. I’ll see you later. Yeah. Okay. Bye. See you. Bye.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] I’ve been thinking a lot about our last conversation. Me too. And I want you to hear me out first. I knew it was a long shot that I’d find some discrepancy in the numbers. Guess I’ll just have to find some other way to blow up this deal. Why would you want to do that? I was right in the middle of my own negotiations with rcd when I took that damn fall at the metro court pool. Ah, and woke up as eddie maine, a dedicated musician whose only interest was in performing and didn’t want to have anything to do with elq. Mm-hmm. Which gave michael the exact opening to swoop in and renegotiate the deal for completely different terms than I had been working on. And to top it all off, he closed the deal without even checking with me. Well, how could he check with you? You were eddie maine. I mean, what do you think eddie would have said if michael tried to talk to him about a business deal? That doesn’t matter. Michael wasn’t even working for elq. He’s a shareholder, nothing more. He had no right to go behind my back and close that deal. Well, that makes no sense. I don’t have to do this? That is so not the answer I was hoping for. Please, chase, just stand up. You are the sweetest man I have ever known, and I love you like crazy. But you do not have to ask me to marry you just because my mom and my grandma are stuck on the subject. That’s not why I asked you to marry me.

So, I ran into dr. Navarro leaving the hospital, and she’d heard about andrea’s miscarriage. And her reaction was that miscarriage is not uncommon. And she reminded me of all the people who’ve had children through surrogacy who couldn’t otherwise. And it really resonated with me. So I ended up taking that meeting with claire brown, the matching professional, and she presented me with new potential surrogate candidates for us. But then I ran into my mom, and her advice was that whatever we choose to do, it has to be a mutual decision. And I know that she’s right. So I only want to explore new surrogates if you’re totally open to it, too. Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. It’s okay. I just got here. Okay. Welcome to my humble home. Nice and cozy. I like it. Thanks. I like it, too. Beautiful building, the view. But the thing I like best about it is that I pay my rent all by myself. I can tell that really means something to you. Yeah. It does. Both my parents are super successful, and, you know, I spent a good amount of time running around as a trust fund kid, which was fun in the short term, but I didn’t like the person I had become, you know? I know that managing charlie’s isn’t very glamorous, but it’s where I got my head screwed on straight. It’s good, honest work, and I’m really proud of myself for standing on my own two feet. You know, I like this version of myself better. Well, I can’t speak to who you were in the past, but I like this version of you now a lot. So what do you think? Time to celebrate? Chase, I know my mom and my grandma can be a lot. They have the subtlety of a freight train. I thought they were great. Oh, come on. Can you honestly say that the idea of marrying me ever even came into your mind before my grandma’s lecture on marriage? And then my mom had to pile on top of it with the whole “chase, you make my kid happy” speech. So…what your mom said wasn’t true. I-I don’t make you happy? No, no, no, no. You make me incredibly happy. Happy with our life together in our apartment. Happy that you accept me for exactly who I am. Happy that you have a really great sense of humor about my family — both sides. But don’t let them pressure you into asking me to marry you. We could just take that topic off the table and forget it was ever even brought up. Okay? Nope. That’s not okay. What? It’s too late to take marriage off the table. Chase. Oh, my god, what are you doing? Have I told you about adam? That kid that lives down the hall from me? Nope. All right, well, he’s in my organic chem class, so we study together sometimes. And like 10 minutes into this test, he starts freaking out. What does that mean? Well, he starts hyperventilating and — and looking like he’s gonna faint. So the ta had to stop the exam. Did he have a panic attack or something? Well, that’s what it looked like, so I volunteered to take him to G.H. Oh, wow. Poor guy. Yeah. He was telling me that he took some sort of medication to help him focus, and that he took an extra dose before this test. Anyway, that’s why he thinks he had a panic attack. What do you think? Carly did commit insider trading. When she bought that aurora stock, she did so because she had privileged information that aurora and elq were about to merge. That is why carly and drew got into trouble. It’s — it’s just unfortunate that the fbi and the sec were trying to use that as leverage to get carly to flip on you. You’re missing the point, though, nina. The fbi knew that carly had information because while I was in nixon falls, carly was running my business. Yeah. And I kept you from your life in port charles. Is — is that what you’re saying?

I think you’re gonna like this champagne. Definitely worthy of a special occasion. So, what are we celebrating? The remix of my latest single just went #1 on the dance charts. Wait, what?! Oh, my god. Congratulations. Thanks. Let’s toast. Okay. To — wait, blaze. That’s your stage name. What is your real name? Alison rogers ramirez. To alison. I only want a family with you. We love each other, we are committed to each other, and part of that commitment is listening and respecting each other’s needs and feelings. And that’s something I neglected to do this morning. No. It’s okay, tj. No, it’s not, it’s not. I was so wrapped up in my own feelings and my fears that I didn’t make enough room for you and what you’re going through. And for that, I am — I’m so sorry. But you were being honest. And I want you to be honest. And I need you to know that I have every intention of being honest with you, too. I never would have gone further than that initial meeting with claire without talking to you. I know. I believe you. Good. So? So what? So you were meeting to look at other potential surrogates. Did you find anyone that you like or that you think we might connect to? Yes and no. Chase, it’s beyond beautiful. I bought this ring weeks ago, way before your mom or your grandmother came to town. My original plan was to propose to you on christmas. All lois and your grandma did was just speed up the timetable a little bit. But why? Why did I buy the ring, or why did I move up the proposal? Because I love you, brook lynn, and I want to spend the rest of our lives, short or long, together. My dad’s diagnosis made me realize all over again that life can be random and nothing is entirely promised. So I don’t want to waste a day waiting for a tomorrow that might never come. We need to do what matters now, while we still can. And what matters most to me is you. I-it’s you, brook lynn. Well? Well, what? I-I didn’t technically get an answer. I said what I said before ’cause I thought you were just following my grandma’s instructions. Ask me again. Uh… brook lynn quartermaine, the love of my life, would you do me the greatest honor in marrying me? Okay. Um, the deal hadn’t been closed when you hit your head and woke up as eddie maine, correct? Yeah. So? Okay. Standard business practice would have been to put the deal on hold if one of the parties, mainly you, was not in his right mind. And if elq hadn’t sent someone to close the deal, then the australian company would have had to assume that there was no deal to be had. Right? Well, I couldn’t really say. Oh, come on, ned. Be honest with me. If michael hadn’t gone and negotiated the deal, there would be no deal, right? That’s not the point, lois. No, the point is, is that michael closed the deal and you didn’T. Isn’t that what this is really all about? Well, I mean, I’m sure that the meds contributed to adam’s panic attack. I think it would have happened regardless. Why? Why do you say that? Because he has this relentless pressure put on him from his parents. Then he puts more pressure on himself. I mean, he thinks a 92% is failing. That’s not good. No, it’s not. He spends all of his time studying. He has no friends. When trina and I got back from thanksgiving, he had been in the dorm the whole time. He wasn’t with his family for thanksgiving? No, I guess his parents were in st. Barth’S. He literally stayed on campus and studied. I wish I would have known that. I mean, you could have brought him home for thanksgiving. Hi, ladies. Hey. Oh, hi. You look closed, huh? No, no, not for you. Oh. So what would you like? Ice cream or chili? You know, I was hoping to take you out to dinner. One last night out before I head to australia. What? Whether anybody believes it or not, you and I both know the most important thing that happened in nixon falls is that we fell in love. You’re right. I’m right.

[ Laughs ] Yes. Uh, the only reason I brought up carly is to make an example of what if the fbi thinks you have information to implicate me? They’ll come after you. That’s why I can’t tell you everything. I know that. I know. Hey, I’ve made peace with what you do with your life choice. And I do understand why sometimes you can’t tell me everything. I mean, it’s not like I really want to be involved in “allegedly” illicit activities. Good. That means we’re on the same page. But are we really, sonny? Are we on the same page? Because if my husband is in danger, I’ll do whatever I can to make sure he comes home. And if there’s a chance that my husband that I love will not come home, don’t you think I have a right to know that?

Yes! Chase, with all my heart, I will marry you. Give me your hand. Oh, my god! Look at that! It’s a perfect fit. Just like you and me. Look, now I know that diamond might be a little small by quartermaine standards — oh, stop it. I love it. I love that you chose it. I love that I get to wear it for the rest of my life. And I promise that I will love you for as long as we both shall live. I turned elq over to michael, a decision I have come to bitterly regret. He was too young to be named ceo. Even if he did turn out to be surprisingly effective at the job. So what’s the problem? Problem is, once michael got a taste of that power, he was never willing to let it go. When he was pushed out by me and valentin, he went to work for drew at aurora, but I knew — I knew he was just lying in wait. And when I had that fall at the pool, well, that was his chance he needed. Michael jumping in and finishing the negotiations for that australian deal was just the beginning. Lois, if I don’t figure out a way to stop him, michael will push me out. All these years after edward’s death, and all the q’s are still fighting with each other. Your grandfather, may he rest… he would be so proud of that. And that makes me so sad. Wait, you did find a new surrogate possibility or you didn’t? So after my conversation with my mom, I had a million thoughts running through my brain. So I went for a walk in the park to get some air, and I ran into willow and baby amelia. Did it feel like torture? In a way. But torture of the sweetest kind. I got to hold the baby. And I swear it almost knocked me over with longing to have a baby of our own. And the fear that that might never happen, I-I just — I got so overwhelmed. I just went to an isolated park bench and I just broke down into a million pieces. Molly — no, it’s okay. I just — I had all these bottled up emotions that just needed to come out. I just sat there and sobbed. I was so wrong. I’m sorry. It’s okay. So while I was crying, kristina found me. Alison rogers ramirez. Mm-hmm. Okay, I am so curious how that morphed into blaze. I just thought my name was too generic to win over a big audience. So what, you just woke up one day and said, “call me blaze”?

[ Laughs ] No. I was in high school at this open mic night. Uh-huh. And even though this is everything I ever wanted, I was so shy back then. Interesting. I find that very hard to believe. Mm. It’s true. I knew I could sing, so I signed up, but then I got hit with this massive wave of stage fright. I went up to the deejay who was announcing the singers and begged him to withdraw my name. All I wanted to do was run away and hide. What happened? The deejay challenged me. He said, “do you really want to scurry away like some scared little mouse? Or would you rather go out in a blaze of glory?” So I went out on that stage and I sang my heart out. I got a standing ovation. And from that night on, I was blaze. Whoa. That is amazing. I love that story. Okay. Your turn. What were you like in high school? I’m flying to australia for business. For how long? For a week. Mom, uh, I can clean up if you two want to head out. No, drew’s gonna help me clean up. Then we can talk. Okay, great. Well, then I’m gonna go. Have a great night. Drew, I’m gonna text you a list of my favorite places to go when I’m in australia with my dad. Oh, that’s great. I’d love to check out a couple. Thanks, joss. Okay. Good night. Bye, sweetie. Bye. So, when are you leaving?

[ Sighs ] Tomorrow. Tomorrow? I know, I know. That’s not a lot of notice. I realize that. I’m sorry. This all came together so quickly. I just got back, and now I’m leaving again right before christmas. Why are you going?

I’m extremely careful. That’s why I have bodyguards and, you know, brick screens everything. Okay. You have not given me a straight answer about cyrus. Sonny, is he still after you? He was. Ava was right about that part. When cyrus was in pentonville, he used austin and mason to set me up to get busted with the feds. So cyrus renault was responsible for you getting arrested? It didn’t work, okay? ‘Cause there was no proof. Charges didn’t stick. I’m a free man. But so is cyrus. He’s a free man. He just got released from pentonville. What if he decides to go after you again? Did I ask the wrong question? No, uh… uh, I — I was in an abusive relationship in high school. Oh, my gosh. I’m so sorry. Please don’t feel obligated to tell me about it. It’s okay. I want to tell you about it, because it’s a part of me and a big part of who I am. Uh [Clears throat] Um, my — my boyfriend, kiefer… …genuinely — well, I thought genuinely — had a really sweet side to him. And I did love him. But… he was also wildly insecure and he had a bad temper. Uh, once when we were arguing, he slapped me. And I remember it like it was yesterday, because my reaction to it was so messed up. What do you mean? I was embarrassed. You know, I blamed myself. Sure that I had done something or said something to trigger that reaction from him. The one thing I didn’t do was blame him. I certainly didn’t break up with him. And then… the slapping eventually turned to hitting. And… …it took me a really long time to ask for help. I’m so sorry you went through that. Thank you. My next boyfriend, trey, was not that much better. Not that he was abusive, but my parents did not like him, and I was in my rebellious phase. So I married him for what felt like five minutes. And then when that failed… …I thought I would try college. And when I was in college, I had an affair with my professor. How old was he?

She was in her mid-30s. What was that like, when kristina found you crying? She was actually really wonderful. She calmed me down, got me out of the park, took me back to her place, and listened while I opened up a vein. And then… kristina offered to be our surrogate again. You know I loved your grandfather. And in many ways, edward was a wonderful man, and I cherish his memory. I feel the same way. But he loved keeping you all in an endless competition. Everybody always jockeying for power. He loved playing you all against each other. You versus your mother, you versus A.J., All the while belittling poor alan, who wanted nothing to do with the family business. I remember when he exiled tracy, and then he let her come home, and then he exiled her all over again. My mother was hardly an innocent. That is true. And look, maybe that made for a very successful business, but it made you all miserable. And edward is gone. Do you really want to carry on his legacy? You at michael’s throat? Michael at yours? That’s just how the quartermaines are, lois.

[ Scoffs ] Really? What about lila? Remember I told you that when ned was out of commission, michael closed a deal between elq and an australian firm? Well, that’s why I’m going. I’m going to finalize the paperwork and probably oversee a few other acquisitions while I’m there. Yeah, but that’s elq, not aurora. I still don’t get why you have to go. Michael was gonna go, but he was reluctant to leave the kids and willow so soon after her leukemia. Well, I think it’s really wonderful of you to offer to go so michael can stay home. I just wish you would have told me, you know? So I could have planned and processed it. It really did come together last minute. I’m gonna miss you. I’m gonna miss you.

You started this by asking about the most important moments of my life. This is definitely one of them. And to my surprise, I’m, like, not even nervous at all. No, it just feels right. It does. Even if we can’t predict the future, at least we know we’ll have each other. Do you remember when we first met? You clocked me over the head with a bottle. Then you arrested me. Mm-hmm. When I tell people about that day, I’ll say it was one of the most important moments in my life, ’cause it was the day that I met my wife. Lila was — she was sweet, angelic, loving. But she was nobody’s pushover. She saw through every one of you, including her husband. And she loved you all anyway. Grandmother was one of a kind. Yeah. You know, I asked her one time what her secret was. And she told me, “I always look for the good in everyone, and I almost always find it.” She was a quartermaine. You could try her way for a change. I mean, look for the good, right? You were incapacitated. You weren’t able to finish the deal. So michael stepped in and he made the deal for you, which was good for elq, it was good for everyone involved in the company, including you. So instead of trying to blow up the deal, why don’t you thank michael for making the deal? And the next time a deal comes around, you can ask michael to collaborate with you. You guys can work together instead of against each other. I mean, I don’t know, maybe the results will surprise you. You really channeled my grandmother right there. I hope you know how proud of you she’d be.

[ Laughs ] Okay, so where are we going? Well, I was thinking café cherie. Order a bottle of wine, maybe two. Mmm. Sounds like a perfect farewell dinner. Okay. I realize that I’m letting you down, carly, but it’s only a week. I know, I know, and I know it’s important to you. ‘Cause if it weren’t, I would tell you to send ned. I couldn’t trust ned to close this deal. No way. The man can’t see past his own ego for the good of the company. You sound like michael. Michael is right. You should have seen ned when he found out michael closed the deal. He turned into a little 4-year-old. Told michael that he wasn’t authorized. He should have been thanking him. I get it. I mean, it sounds like ned. But you’re usually the one to let things go and to move forward. Well, one trip to pentonville is enough for me. Ned is not gonna stab me in the back again. I understand that. Please don’t let it change who you are. I can’t undo what I’ve been through. I know. But we can choose to fill our lives with better things to dwell on, right? Like our dinner. Our wine. And us. And us. Yeah. Cyrus is mopping floors at the pc grill. I have my guys on him 24/7. Cyrus — yes, he was a threat, but those days are over. Mason gatlin is on his way to pentonville, austin’s dead, and cyrus’ allies and connections, they don’t want to work with a broken old man.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for sharing that with me. I didn’t want to tell you about cyrus ’cause I don’t — I didn’t want you to be worried and, you know, carry the strain. Hey, you don’t need to shield me like that. I’m tougher than I look. I have no doubt.

[ Both laugh ] I don’t understand. The last time kristina offered to be our surrogate, you wanted nothing to do with it. No, no, no, we talked about that. And kristina admitted that when she had initially offered, she hadn’t really thought it through. It was just an impulsive idea, and I admitted that I overreacted. I mean, I was just hurt because my sister can carry a child and I can’t, but kristina’s being really sincere about doing it, and she’s in perfect health and she’s kind of the perfect candidate, but only if it’s something you want, too. Look, if this is — if this is what you want, I think we should accept kristina’s offer. Are you sure? I’m as sure as I am of my love for you. Let’s have a baby.

[ Chuckles ] Her name was parker, and it started off as a crush, but, you know, it developed into something much deeper. And that was my first and only relationship with a woman. How did it end? She dumped me for her ex. Ouch. No, I — honestly, I don’t fault her for that because… if not for parker, I might have gone on denying that part of myself for god knows how long. I certainly know what that’s like.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Back to the GH Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


GH cast animated GIF


Follow Us!

Leave a Reply