GH Transcript Thursday, January 4, 2024

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[ Door closes ] Curtis. Oh, my goodness.

[ Gasps ] What a wonderful surprise. Honey! What are you doing here? Ringing in the new year with the woman I love. Adam, this is joss’ room. Oh. That’s why the door was locked. We just got back from a new year’s eve party. Looks like you found one, too. Oh, no, no, no. I just — I just had A… I just had one kama– uh, vodka thing. I’m — I’m not sure. Maybe — maybe two. Okay. You better sit down before you fall down. No, just…

[ Groans ]

[ Door closes ] What’s going on, adam? You’re not a drinker. Adam. It’s over, joss. It’s all…over. My parents know the truth about me. Let me get this straight. You think that we — you and I — are gonna work together? Look at it as giving us closure. I think you’ll find it very… satisfying. I look at it as not happening. That ship sailed when you threatened my daughter. We both made mistakes, ava. Yes, I threatened to take avery in the heat of the moment, but as angry and as upset as I was, it was still wrong. Well, thank you for saying that. But you. You thought you killed me. And after a few minutes of calm reflection, you decided to ditch my body and walk away. I was not calm! At all! I was completely panicked! I-I couldn’t even think when I thought that I killed you. I just wanted to stop you from taking my daughter. I didn’t want you dead! Alright, well, that’s something, I guess. Mm? Come on. Our marriage wasn’t all bad, was it? We had our moments.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, we did. We — uh, esme. We were talking about esme, right? And esme — she has no memory, you know? And, um, she’s completely devoted to her son.

My son. Do you think I’d forget that? You know I’m — I’m sorry about that. According to trina, so is esme. Esme will never change. Eventually, she will return to her selfish, spiteful ways. It’s who she is. But if we work together, we can get rid of her before she does any more damage. Just level with me, nikolas. Are you planning to kill esme? Get out of here. You have no place here. There’s a place for everyone in god’s plan. I’m never gonna buy your religious “saved” act. Stop pretending. You are so certain in your judgment, sonny. Have you never been wrong about someone? Not about you, cyrus! Tonight is not the night to be pushing me! Ah. She told you. A-a-at last. What are you talking about? I’m sure nina only did what she felt was right when she reported carly and drew to the sec. Let me start by saying… that I am sorrier than you could ever know. How did you find out? What are you talking about? Okay, carly, t-t-they’re waiting to hear back. I don’t know what — oh. Can you just handle it, please? Whatever you decide, I’m okay with. Are you sure? Yes, I’m sure. Okay. Okay. Alright. Um, nina, l-let me get the door. No. Please, please, please. Can you just listen? Can you just listen? I have something that I need to tell you. I don’t want to keep them waiting. It’s fine. I will handle nina. Are you sure? I’m sure. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] Okay. What’s so important, nina? Okay. As you know, I was very angry when willow was dying and I found out that you kept the truth about her being my daughter from me when she needed me the most. Oh, my god, is this why you’re here? Because I cannot do this again. I can’t do this tonight. I can’T. And I was beyond angry, okay? And so I wasn’t considering the conse– what I’m trying to say is that I’m done making excuses. I’m not gonna make excuses to myself. I’m not gonna do it to you. I am not your friend. And I am not your therapist. So, if you have something to say, please say it. I’m the one who tipped off the sec about your insider trading. Well, ace is still asleep, though, right? Great. I will be home right away. Laura, I am so sorry if I worried you. It sounds like a simple miscommunication to me. It happens. Here you go. That should warm you up. Oh, uh… I think you dropped this. Thank you. Um…probably won’t do me much good. I already lost the other one. Do you know where? I do. Wyndemere, when you broke in on christmas eve. I didn’t want to tell you o-or my dad what nina had done to my mom and drew, so I just — I thought it was — I thought it would be best to mitigate the damage. You went behind my back and you interfered with my relationship with my mother? Willow, I was just trying to protect our family. You were manipulating me! No, that’s not what I was trying to do — don’t! Just stop!

[ Gasps ] I mean, I-I don’t know where my relationship with nina was going to go, but instead of letting me make up my own mind, you blackmailed her?! I don’t — I don’t understand. If you were so worried about her influence on our kids, why wouldn’t you tell me the truth?! I’m sorry. You’re the one who called the sec? You’re the reason drew went to pentonville? You took him from his daughter. Well, you kept mine from me. You — drew was almost beaten to death, and you’re still the victim?! Listen. Listen. What I’m trying to say is the emotions were running high back then, okay? There was a lot of hostility. There was a lot of pressure. And I felt like your family’s punching bag, okay? And I reached my breaking point. I snapped and I lashed out. Children lash out! You were trying to get back at me. A-and drew was just collateral damage? I mean, that man has been nothing but decent to you, and you almost got him killed. Well, I didn’t know the judge was going to give him such a harsh sentence. Everyone was shocked by it. That shouldn’t have happened. He shouldn’t have been sitting in the courtroom to begin with, nina! Well, you did commit — he — okay, it doesn’t matter!

[ Shouts indistinctly ] It doesn’t matter! What I’m trying to say is, I know that you will never forgive me. I’m just trying to set the record straight. Why? Sorry? Why?! You were doing just fine keeping your mouth shut. Why? I mean, you had no problem letting everyone believe that ned called the sec. Why? Well, I — I did feel terrible about that. No, not terrible enough to tell the truth. Why tonight, nina? You know, I know you’re not gonna believe me, but the guilt was eating me alive. I regretted all of it. All of it. I just came to a point. I did not — I didn’t know how to fix it.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, god. Really? You don’t feel guilt or regret for anyone but yourself. Oh. You got busted, huh? That’s why you’re here. Who knows? Who knows? Sonny. What do you know about nina? In her time of distress, she also found her way to this place for guidance. I offered her my counsel. There should be no lies between husband and wife. I’m glad my simple truth could help you both. Whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

[ Groans ]

[ Breathing heavily ] I forgive you, sonny. Fight me back! Come on! God forgives you. Ohh! Come on, cyrus! Fight back! Fight back! Come on!

[ Grunts ] Of course. Is he the reason you came over here? Sonny suggested that I should apologize to you. He is very angry. Can you blame him? You’ve been lying to his face for months. And more importantly, you snitched on his family. I never meant for any of this to happen. You never meant to get caught. You’re not here to make things right. You’re not here to set things straight. You’re here because you don’t want to lose, sonny. No, I’m here because I want to make things right. You are the most selfish person I have ever met. You do nothing but hurt everyone around you, mostly the people you claim to care about. That’s not fair. Fair? You’re gonna talk to me about fair? It’s not fair that drew almost died in prison because you had a temper tantrum. It’s not fair that you get to show up whenever you want with a fake apology, because you want sonny to forgive you. You are nothing but a selfish bitch, and I hope you rot in hell! I won’t le curtis: Eckert’s full store was closed. But this donut window was open all night.

[ Squeals, laughs ] You never have to apologize for eckert’s lemon donuts.


[ Chuckles ] As you can see, I am not offering you any. Uh, yeah, I’ve noticed that.

[ Laughs ] Oh, this is the best. Babe, you’re the best. Well, honey, I got to say, I’m just impressed. There’s not many people that would be so happy to work on new year’S. Well, at least we won’t have to set an alarm. We can sleep in and make up for these late-night donuts. Sleep? Mnh-mnh. I don’t know if I’ll be able to sleep. I’m so excited thinking about your upcoming surgery. I mean, if this works, you could be on the road to walking again. Yeah. Yep, yep, yep. That’s the plan. What if it doesn’t work? I don’t want to kill esme. You can see why I’d be the tiniest bit skeptical, though, right? Yes, but I’ll settle for getting her out of my sons’ lives. Is that all? Do you truly think esme is equipped to raise a child?

My child? No. Obviously, I don’T. I just don’t know what you want me to do. What I want from you…

[ Exhales sharply ] I’m sorry. I — I have trouble concentrating when I’m around you. What are you doing?

[ Chuckles ] Remembering the good times.

[ Whispering ] And there were a lot of them. There were a couple.

[ Chuckles ] And those days are over. Is that why you don’t want to help me with esme? Because if we spend too much time together, then you might not be able to resist me? You were at wyndemere on christmas eve, weren’t you? Yes. I-I’m really embarrassed. You know, speaking of warming up, I’m gonna get a little more coffee and let you two speak privately. Thank you. Esme, breaking into wyndemere was dangerous and illegal. What were you doing there? Look, elizabeth baldwin told me that that is where nikolas kept me prisoner last christmas. And I thought that I-if i was there the same time of year, that it might help spark something to help me remember. I see. Look, I’m really sorry that I broke in, but I-I was really cold and… I-I was a little crazy, you know? And I never should have damaged the property. I’ll pay for the broken glass right away. I am sorry you had such a bad night. You should have called me. You can do that. I should have. But thank you for understanding. You’ve always been really good to me. Well, we’re family. And we all have our crazy moments. I’m glad it’s not just me. No. No, it’s not. Did it work? Sorry? Did you remember anything? What did your parents find out about you that was so bad you started pounding kamikazes? They know I lied about the internship I said I was gonna do over winter break. They just kept pushing a-and pushing about why I didn’t come home for the holidays as planned. Somehow, it all just came out. My lousy grades! I was sitting next to you when you got an “a” in organic chemistry. “A” minus is what I got. And there’s no way I can get away with that “b” I got in anatomy, right? Okay. That anatomy class is killer. A “b” in that class is like top of the curve. My parents — they don’t care. They’re threatening

[Breathes deeply] To pull me out of pcu and send me to a local college so I can live at home. They don’t want to waste their money paying for pcu if I’m not performing up to their standards. That’s crazy. That’s why I went to that frat party. I just wanted to forget for a while, you know? My parents were really mad, actually. Why am I such a scrub? I had every intention in exposing nina. I did. I went — I went to my dad first. I was gonna tell him, but… he was just — he was so happy. He was so in love. And I couldn’t do it. And I knew if I couldn’t tell him, I couldn’t tell you.

[ Sighs ] And then I realized, why should either one of you hurt any more because of nina? So I made a deal with her. I-I told her that I’ll keep quiet if she lets me decide when and if she can see you and the kids. You had no right. I-I know that, and, willow, I am — I am sorry. I truly am. But you’ve already been through enough. I’m not gonna apologize for trying to protect you. It is not that. Michael, you didn’t trust that I could protect myself.

[ Scoffs ] I thought we were partners. Oh, willow, we are partners. Neither of us acted like it. I didn’t tell you I had cancer. And you didn’t tell me what nina did. We’re not honest with each other. What kind of marriage is that? What I’m

trying to do,carly, is make things right. Oh, my god. Too little, too late! Drew went to prison because of you. So, you know what? You deserve every bit of payback that’s coming at you. You know, you should be thanking me. All the horrible things that you’ve done to me. I’ve made myself the bad guy for you. You’re welcome. You have no one to blame but yourself. And you coming over here trying to apologize — are you kidding me? There’s no way you’re coming back from this, nina. No way. I know that sonny values loyalty more than anything. Yeah. He sure does. I’m gonna be really clear here. I will never forgive you. Yeah, I know you don’t care. But willow? Your daughter is gonna see that you haven’t changed and that you’re still just as toxic as ever, and you’re never gonna see amelia and wiley.

Ever. I never meant for things to go this far. You never meant to get caught. I mean, come on! Let’s be honest! But you did mean to make me and drew suffer. Suffer how?

[ Keys clatter ]

[ Exhales heavily ] Drew, I’m the one — drew, nina is the one who called the sec. Is that right? I am so sorry about what happened to you. I had no intention for you to go all the way to — yes or no, nina? Are you the one who called the sec? Yes. Well, what am i supposed to do now? I don’t understand. Because I can’t do all the things that I would do if you were a man, right? I can’t — I can’t grab you, and I can’t hit you. But you are vile, nina. And you are the worst kind of hypocrite. Scout told me that she saw you at the halloween party. You were so nice to her. And the whole time, you knew that you put her father away in prison. Well, I had no idea that the judge was gonna be so harsh with your sentencing… and donna and wiley were there, and they have no idea, do they, that you tried to put carly away? But they will. No! Well, of course they will. Why — why shouldn’t they find out that they’re living a lie, that they think that you’re some kind of good and kind person when you’re not? I mean, you don’t even love your kids. Of course I do! No, you love the idea of being a mother and a grandmother. But you could never put your kids’ needs ahead of your own. And that’s what you need to do. Do not tell me how I feel about my daughter or my grandchildren. You guys are standing here like you’re so saintly. You did commit a crime, by the way! Let me remind you that. And you’re the one who set all this in motion anyway. You kept the truth from me about both my daughters, first nelle, then willow. You kept me away from willow for months! I mean… stop! Stop! I can’t handle this tonight. My mom died. Bobbie’s dead? Oh, my god. I’m so sorry. But you just go ahead and you barged in anyway — I didn’t know, drew. You didn’t care. You didn’t care. And you’re not here for me, and you’re not here for drew. You’re here for yourself. And you’ve said everything you needed to say, so get out of my house. Carly, I didn’t know, and I’m so — get the hell out of my house! Get out!

[ Crying ] How do I… how do I live in a world where nina gets to exist, but my mom can’t? Okay. Okay.

Party. Come again? Yeah, an why is she gone? Okay. Don’t flatter yourself. You are quite resistible. Then why are you running away? I’m not running anywhere. Oh, then you’ll help me get to esme? Well, I admit that I would be happier with her out of the picture. That’s great. Now all you have to do is throw a party. Come again? Yeah, and make sure esme’s among the attendees. I’ll get you a full guest list. Why would esme come to a party I throw?

[ Chuckles ] Ava. You have one of the most fertile imaginations I’ve ever known. It’s just one of your many alluring traits. Well, that’s true. But a party? I’m sure you’ll think of a reason to throw one. Who doesn’t love a party? Do you really expect me to believe that you’re not gonna hurt esme? Hand to god. And if you can’t take me at my word, who can you trust? I walked around wyndemere, and… nothing. I don’t remember a single memory. Were you still at wyndemere when I got there? Yeah, I was. I-I panicked and ran out before you saw me. Uh-huh. But you left your glove. It must have fallen out of my pocket or something. I-I’m really sorry. I-it’s kind of hard to explain, but I-I couldn’t risk getting arrested. I didn’t want to miss ace’s first christmas. Yeah. I mean, I understand. I do. I really do. But you broke the law, esme. You’re going to have to turn yourself in. Joss, hi. I’m sorry to disrupt your night, but your mom needs to talk to you. Can you come home? Yeah, of course. Is my mom okay? Yeah. She just, um… she’ll explain everything when you get here, okay? So, drive safe, a-and, um — and we’ll see you soon. Okay. Bye. Uh, that was drew. I have to go. My mom needs to talk to me.

[ Groaning ] I sh– I should go. Stay here. Don’t move.

[ Groans ] Want me to go with you? I can take adam back to his room first. I’m worried about leaving him alone like this in his condition. Will you? I promise. I will keep an eye on him. Thank you. Just text me when you can. I will. Look, we — we both made mistakes, but we — we love each other. We can get through this. Nina’s lies are one thing. But you’re my husband. Yours hurt so much worse. Look, I’m gonna need some time to sift through all of this. Okay. Yeah. Let’s — let’s — let’s go home. Look, I-I’ll do anything, anything I can to make this ri– I want you to sleep somewhere else tonight.

[ Cellphone rings ] Who’s calling at this time of night? Well, answer it. It might be about the kids. It’s drew. Take it. There’s nothing left to say. Not tonight. Willow…

[ Ringing continues ]

[ Sighs ] Hey, drew. What’s going on? The surgery is experimental. There’s no guarantees. If it doesn’t work, are you gonna be upset? Honey, I’m gonna be upset because I know how much you value your independence. But I love you. Honey, I’m gonna love you no matter what. Whether you can walk or not.

[ Sighs ] That’s it. That’s the truth. I do know that. So, how are you feeling about the procedure? I’m trying to not be too hopeful. Honey… I just want to be able to sweep my brilliant, kind, and absolutely beautiful wife off of her feet. You know, you’re doing that now. And carry her to our bedroom, where we make love. You, my love… you sweep me off my feet every single day with that smile.

[ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Yep. That’s the one. How is he? The nurse said that he was touch and go in the ambulance. Ah! I should call — no, I’ll make the call. Just go. Okay. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] I-I can’t go to jail. What about ace? I — okay, look. I think that you will be granted bail. You probably won’t even have to stay overnight. I don’t get it. I thought you understood. I — I do, I do. But actions have consequences. But if you turn yourself in and you admit to what you’ve done, you will probably just get some community service, maybe a fine. I should have known better. Yes, you should have. Breaking into wyndemere was a very foolish thing to do. But, esme — esme, look at me. If you take responsibility for what you’ve done, I think you’re gonna feel better. So, look, tomorrow morning we will go down together to the pcpd. Wait. You’re coming with me? Yes, of course I’m gonna go with you, dear. I wouldn’t make you do something so awful all by yourself.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Curtis? Hello? Hey, laura. Um, I hope I’m not bothering you, but you need to get down to the hospital.

It’s about your brother. You know, I never really felt like my parents saw me for who I was. I could have really used a friend like joss back then. It’s weird that… you can relate to my problems. I mean, you seem… you’re so together. Things got a lot better for me when I got out of my parents’ house. How’d you get out? I enlisted. I can’t do that. I’m not saying that you should. I’m just saying there’s a big world out there way beyond your parents’ judgment. You just got to stick with it until you can see it. Things do get better. Really think so? I know so. Any idea what this is about?

[ Sighs ] Only one way to find out. Hey. Thanks for getting here so quickly. Um, hi. Your mom’s in the living room. Go ahead.

[ Door closes ] Mom, what happened? Um…

[ Voice breaking ] It’s about grandma. She passed away. Sonny: You said you’d never lie to me. I know never is a long time. But you cracked pretty quick, didn’t you? And I hated every second that I kept you in the dark. Right. But not enough to come clean, right? Sonny… don’t throw away our life together because of one stupid mistake. I am so sorry. We’re stronger than — stop saying you’re sorry!

[ Door opens ] Sonny? What are you doing in the dark? Where is nina? Gone. Only daisy cottage cheese will do come on. Thank you, dex.

[ Sighs ] Happy new year. What happened? Well…

[ Sighs ] Grandma was staying at uncle luke’s apartment. She went to sleep and she never woke up. She passed away peacefully. She seemed fine when I talked to her on christmas. Yeah. She was happy.

[ Voice breaking ] She was happy. And you two were a big reason why she was.

[ Sighs ] Grandma always had my back, no matter how many times I screwed up. She was our rock. What are we gonna do without her? I don’t know. But we’re gonna get through this together. Come here.

[ All crying ] Curtis. Curtis. Hey, laura. Hey. Hey. Thank you for calling me. Glad I can help. So, what do you know about what happened? The paramedics said that the priest found cyrus at the all saints chapel. He was alone. He’s inside. No, no, I’m — I’m on my way — way home now. I’ll be there in 10.

[ Gasps ]

[ Monitor beeping ] How is he? I got him stabilized. But he hasn’t regained consciousness yet. Who did this to him?

[ Switch clicks ]

[ Gasps ] Hey, sonny. Why don’t you get that hand cleaned up, okay? Sonny, avery can’t see you like that, right?

[ Sniffs, sighs ]

[ Keys jangling ] How’s sonny? Did you tell him the truth about the sec? God, nina. You… I don’t think you should be here. H-he is in a bad way. I know. I just need to talk to him. Just for a minute. I-I told carly and drew everything. I just — I just came from there. If I could just talk… sonny. I…I… I just came…

[ Door slams ]

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