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Say I didn’t get a chance

[ Solemn music plays ] Thank you for the offer, but I won’t be doing this alone. Okay. Well, if you change your mind, let me know. I will call you immediately. And I’ll be there just as fast.

[ Voice breaking ] I know how much bobbie meant to you. And I know how much she meant to you. Are you sure you don’t want to take the day off? No. I thought about it. I just — I-I need to keep busy. I just can’t believe she’s gone. Neither can I. Um…I’ll call you when we’re finished.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Sobbing ] Shh, shh.

[ Knock on door ] Greetings, boss lady. I was… what — what’s wrong? Everything. Oh, it’s so good to see you. Come in. How’s carly? She’s staying strong. She’s missing her mom. Yeah, I’m sure she is. You know, I didn’t know bobbie that well, but I did always admire her. You should give carly a call. Yeah, of course I will. And not just about that — about some other news that came out that I don’t really want to get into right now. Okay. Uh, I’m sure carly will catch me up to speed. A-and I know that I’m early to pick up scout to go buy her new uniform. Sorry I-I didn’t call first. Yeah, um, actually, I wish you had called. I could have saved you a trip. Why? Is she okay? Yeah, yeah. She’s fine. Well, if this morning doesn’t work, then it’s gonna have to be this afternoon. I don’t mean to rush everything, but she is starting at westwood academy a week from monday, so we got to — about that. Scout won’t be going to westwood academy. Hey, willow. It’s me again. Um, listen, I know that I’m probably the last person that you want to talk to right now, but I’m ask– I’m actually begging you to please let me just explain. And I know you’re probably sick of hearing me say that, but [Sighs] Call me. Please. If you could just call me. So pathetic. She’s not gonna call me, is she? Give her some time. Well, why would she call me? I mean, there’s no explanation. There’s no excuse for me doing what I did. That’s probably how willow feels. Wow. Thank you. Thank you for your honesty. Uh, and thank you for putting me up last night. I appreciate it. I really didn’t want to be alone. Any time. And when you do finally speak to willow, you’ll find the words. Laura? Sorry. Oh. Oh. Did you spend the night here? No. No, no, I didn’T. Kevin insisted that I go home. But then I couldn’t sleep, you know? So I just came back here first thing. I guess I just dozed off.

[ Chuckles ] I take it cyrus hasn’t regained consciousness.

[ Yawns ] No, I don’t think so. Not yet anyway.

[ Sighs ] But since my brother isn’t talking, perhaps you can fill me in, detective. Does the pcpd know who attacked my brother? I’m sorry, boss. I told her you said no visitors. Lois: And I told him you would make an exception.

[ Sighs ] Go ahead. Hmm. Make it fast, lois, ’cause ava’s at the gallery, the kids are at carly’s, and I just want to be alone. Oh, well, you will be, once I leave. Has the cleaning crew been here already? Why? Because I know you, of all people, would not take your new wife’s betrayal lying down. Yet I see no sign of a rampage and not a shattered glass in sight. People change, lois. Ha. Not that much. Ah, I see luggage. Yeah. So, what, you takin’ this act of yours on the road? I’m not going anywhere. Nina is. I’m really glad you’re here. Sure. Nowhere else I’d rather be.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Bobbie was your best friend as much as you are mine. She wouldn’t want you to do this alone. Thank you.

[ Sniffles ] Hey.

[ Crying ] You ready? No. I don’t know if I’ll ever be ready. Bobbie spencer died. I’m — [ Stammers ] I’m so sorry. I — I mean, I only met her briefly at the nurses’ ball, but, I mean, I’m really sorry you lost your friend. Yeah, but she was more than that. When I was a kid, she was married to my uncle tony. My cousin bj was her stepdaughter at first, and then she sealed the deal and adopted her. Long story short, bj died. A drunk driver plowed into their school bus, and she was gone. She was seven years old. That’s — that’s awful. I was six at the time, and I had been waiting on a heart for my heart transplant that I thought would never come, and… the heart that is in my body right now is from bobbie’s daughter. Because bobbie and my uncle tony gave it to me. Wow. Bobbie sounds like an incredibly strong, generous woman. I could go to her for anything. Especially all those years that my mom wasn’t around.

[ Sighs ] Now I couldn’t get rid of my mom if I tried, but bobbie was my go-to. She was everyone’s go-to. She lived to help people, but she wasn’t sentimental about it. She — and she did not mince her words. Like, if you did something wrong or made a mistake, she told you, but she did it because she cared for people. And now I can’t imagine port charles without bobbie spencer. Scout has been tied up in knots about this. She — she has nightmares. She’s a nervous wreck. Well, then I’ll go talk to her. Scout isn’t here. Oh. Rocco took her out for breakfast. I see. You see what? Well, if she’s got her appetite back, I’m assuming that means that you told her it was okay that she’s not going to westwood. No, you don’t understand, drew. She was so anxious. So you j-just made this decision unilaterally? There’s no phone call, no text to me, no discussion whatsoever, is that — no, actually, I had to make a choice! I could reassure our daughter right away or wait until I spoke to you, and I chose peace. I figured we would discuss it once you got here. After you told her it was okay that she wasn’t going. Doesn’t that seem a little backwards to you? You’re right. Yes, I should have spoken with you right away. Well, thank you. I’m glad we agree on that much. Just like you should have come to me before you pitched the idea to scout in the first place. Uh, so we’ve got our people canvassing the area outside the church and checking out all the traffic cameras. But so far, there is no suspect in cyrus’ attack. Yeah. And it’s not like he has any shortage of enemies, either, ’cause he’s done a lot of damage in this community. And yet here you are, sitting vigil. I guess, whether I like it or not, he’s a member of my family. And what I learned with my son nikolas is that even though I may not like the way he behaves sometimes, I still…have a need to let them try to do better. Mm. Well, I appreciate you sticking to your principles, especially since cyrus has never given you reason to. I think he’s waking up.

[ Monitors beeping ] Cyrus? Can you hear me? An angel with the face of my sister. No angels here. You’re still very much among the living. So I see. I’m gonna try to get your doctor. I’ll be back. Mr. Renault, can you, uh, tell me what happened to you? Someone seems to have brought me to general hospital. This is the second time the good people here have snatched my life back from the jaws of death. Yeah. You’re a pretty lucky man. Well, it’s not lucky. Blessed. Right. You know, you were the victim of a — of a brutal assault. Why don’t you help me lock up whoever did this to you?

[ Coughs ] Like the local constabulary cares. Try me. Give me a name. I’ll haul him down to the precinct by the end of the day. I’m not surprised you’re evicting nina, but, uh, the last thing I expected were two neatly packed suitcases. I figured you would just be throwing her stuff over the balcony. What are you doing here? Checking up on a friend. Well, you checked up on me. You can go ahead and go. And I needed to say I-I didn’t mean to blow up your life, sonny. I just thought you deserved to know the truth. I appreciate it. I wish other people in my life were as honest as you. So, where are you banishing nina to, huh? Outer mongolia? An ice floe? Buffalo? She owns a hotel. She can stay there for now. For now? What does that mean? You’re not done with her for good? Ready? When you are. Felicia: Look at all these. This was from your wedding to robert. Oh.

[ Chuckles ] Gosh. Beautiful. Yeah. She was loved by so many people. Because she loved them. She was always the first to show up for people, the first to extend a hand. Yeah. She was the anchor for her family

[Voice breaking] And for this hospital. Yeah. She was. These photos — they really tell the story of a life well-lived. Don’t they? Yeah. So, this isn’t about scout not going to westwood academy. This is about you getting back at me because I didn’t consult with you about it first? I di– no, of course not. I’m just pointing out the fact that you put me on the spot when you announced that scout was going to westwood in front of our daughter. Yeah, well… “well” what?

[ Sighs ] Nothing. You’re right. You’re right. I, uh — I did — I did blindside you. Exactly. Look, all I’m saying is that we can — we can both do better. And, of course, if I could do it over again, I would come to you first. Then why didn’t you? I mean, clearly, scout has been — has been feeling this way for a while. Well…I thought she would change her mind. Or at least I-I hoped that she would. But the closer it got, the more she seemed to dread it. And my immediate concern was for her — her well-being. And mine isn’t? Drew, that is not what I’m saying. Really? ‘Cause it sure sounded like that. Like what I want and what I say, that doesn’t matter at all. You think that you get the final word when it comes to what’s best for our daughter? Uh, doctor’s in with cyrus now. Oh, great. So, was he able to identify his attacker? Yeah, probably. But he’s not. He — why not? I mean, he was the victim. He said, and I quote, “as I await my eternal reward, so too shall law enforcement await my cooperation.”

[ Sighs ] You know, I think I liked him better before his conversion.

[ Laughs ] Did he say anything else? Yeah, he said his attacker was not to be blamed, that his so-called frailty was the reason his injuries were so bad. So what can you do with that? Nothing. I mean, we have no options, really. Without a name, without any evidence, we can investigate, but it’s not gonna go anywhere. Yeah. Without an account from a victim or an eyewitness, you can’t bring a case, can you? If only there was someone he trusted that he would tell the truth to, you know, like, say… his sister. You know what? I shouldn’t be here. I’m putting you in a really odd, awkward position. You know, you’re friends with willow and michael, and you’re on good terms with carly. And you’re… you know, sonny still thinks of you as family. Every last one of those people knows that I consider you family, too. Thank you. You’re not a fugitive. It’s not a crime for you to be here, so let’s stop acting like it is. Okay, okay. You know what? Once again, sasha, I’ve managed to make myself public enemy #1. Who cares what people think? You still have friends. What do you want from me, lois?

[ Sighs ] Oh! Hey, it looks like you did break something after all. What was it this time, a-a wall? Somebody’s face? A lot of things were broken yesterday. Yeah, yeah. As I recall, one of those things was your marriage. Yet you are still wearing your wedding ring. So what? So when you thought brenda betrayed you, she was dead-to-you dead, yet you still wearing that ring suggests that you’re not done with nina yet, suitcases or not. I gave up a lot to be with nina. It felt like the whole world was against us. Oh, I see, I see. So if you take off that ring, you throw it in the river, and, uh, you get rid of nina, you’re, what, proving all the naysayers right? I don’t care what people think. True that. Doesn’t matter what they think. What do you think? I thought that I fell in love with someone who made mistakes, who can own up to them, learn from them. But now…I find out nina is a traitor. She went against my family. For months. And lied to me. I will not forget that. Doctor says I’ll live, thanks to the grace of god. It wasn’t god who put you in this hospital bed, though. Cyrus, why don’t you just tell me what happened? Are you asking as the mayor or as my family? Both. Yeah. I mean, what kind of relationship are we going to have if you can’t tell me who beat you to within an inch of your life? Once you know the answer, you may well be sorry you asked. Why not let me worry about that? I was beaten by your friend sonny corinthos.

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[ Sighs ] Okay, yeah, I know he has a temper. I’ve seen it. He yells. He — he — he throws things. He breaks things.

[ Laughs, coughs ] He’s been known to break more than “things.” Uh-huh. Well, still, I-it would be highly unusual for sonny to beat someone up himself, a-and randomly, to the point of putting them in the hospital. “Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous.” Proverbs.

[ Sighs ] Sonny is a deeply unhappy man. He took his feelings of hurt and betrayal out on a convenient target — me. Why, though? What did you do to betray him? Oh, not I, sister. Sonny was sinned against by his spouse. Are you talking about nina? I was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time. And so sonny unleashed his frustrations on me. You must have assumed that carly and drew would end up in prison. And carly’s daughter donna is, what, five, six? Drew’s daughter, scout, is a few years older. However angry you were at the parents, it’s unlike you to do something hurtful to those girls. Yeah, it is. I mean

[Sighs] I wasn’t thinking. I had tunnel vision. I could only think about my pain, nobody else’S. And, yeah, why would anyone forgive me? Nina, after what I did to you, you should have never spoken to me again. And look at us. Here we are. If you could forgive me, then give others a chance to do the same for you. That’s what I want. Then let it happen, and don’t force it, like every instinct in your body is screaming for you to do. Just let it be and you might get what you want. Well, what I want may be very different than what I deserve. Nina tried to get carly locked up, separated from her children. D-donna is just a little girl. And not only that, but nina profited from carly’s misfortune, right? I mean, she ended up with her half of the metro court. That snake is lining her pockets with your ex’s misery. Now, I have never, never had much to say about carly, right? But this? She didn’t deserve this. Nina crossed the line — too many lines. And I mean, if she could do something so reprehensible to the mother of your children, what else is she capable of? I mean, could you even ever trust her again? Then again, I guess love just doesn’t disappear overnight. So, any issues with your pay?

[ Chuckling ] Oh. No, no, no. If I knew that I could make this much money without rigging poker games, I would have become a spokesmodel a long time ago. Sorry. Wait. What about poker games? Oh, that stuff — that’s just all part of my checkered past. Don’t you want to know how I’m gonna spend my honest living? Okay. How? Uh, real estate. Oh. What? Do you not think that’s a good idea? I was just surprised. I mean, I see why you want to move out of the quartermaine stables.

[ Laughs ] Hell no. No, their stables are nicer than most people’s homes. And I am a long ways away from giving up on mama q’s cooking. Mmm. I hear that. Yeah. I-I-I’m thinking about an investment property. Do you have a place in mind? Because lucy, with all her many professions, is also a real estate agent. Well, you know, maybe on the next one. But for now, I’m gonna start with serenity.

[ Chuckles ] That sounds like a commune. It does, doesn’t it? No. It’s, um — it’s the estate that I grew up on. Okay, I thought you said you had a tough childhood. Oh, yeah. No, it was the worst. Yeah, they treated me like the hired help. Okay, then why would you want to buy the property? Want to bring everything full circle. My — my mother was the original owner. Right. Because dominique was your mother, you’re the rightful heir to leopold taub’s fortune. A mug? Oh. Or a vase, maybe? Pen holder? It’s sweet.

[ Crying ] Look. She kept it all this time. Oh, my gosh. She’s so young. Did you ever see pictures of her in her first uniform? Yeah, yeah, I did. Gosh, those hats that they made the nurses wear back then.

[ Laughs ] Yep, but she pulled it off. She did. Yeah. I don’t know how that hat stayed on. She had all that mane of red hair. Well, we all had the hair. We did all have the hair. Oh, my god.

[ Laughter ] Yeah, we had the hair. Oh. I just realized I won’t ever get to laugh with her again.

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or dyes. ( ) It’s a lot,looking back over someone else’s life. You realize what people saw in them. What you saw in them. Yeah. I think there’s beauty to that, though, I do. I think there is. Yeah. I mean, like this… and doing this with you, it made all the difference. It was an honor to help. Bobbie once said that grief… …is more bearable if you can help someone else. And the way that we honor the ones that we’ve lost…

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[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, sorry. No. Go for it. Okay. Hello? Yes, this is felicia scorpio. Oh. The results are ready? Okay, I’ll be right there. What is that about? The living. So according to cyrus, their confrontation was completely personal and not business-related at all. Yeah, it’s just not like sonny to settle old scores like that. No, I know. He, uh — he apparently was privy… to some information about sonny’s marriage — something that sonny didn’t know. Did your father say anything to you? Not a word. I’m not trying to impose anything on scout, and I’m not trying to get back at you. I’m just saying that we have to be on the same page when we make such a huge change in our daughter’s life. I know. You’re right. I, uh… I’m really sorry. I-I don’t know why I picked a fight with you. Then why did you? Drew, we don’t fight, especially over how to raise our daughter. Do you want to tell me what’s actually going on? I guess I just — I guess I feel hurt that, um, scout didn’t lead on to how she really felt about westwood academy. I thought that, you know, we formed a really good bond since I’ve been back. Come on. Of course you have. Well, then why did she tell you and that she didn’t tell me? She doesn’t feel like she can come to me? No. I think she saw how excited you were and didn’t want to disappoint you. Scout loves you. She loves being close to you. She doesn’t want that to change. And w– and what kept you from coming to me? I know how much you hated missing out on being scout’s dad, not being able to be her father all those years that victor had you locked up in greece. And now I lost even more time because of nina. Everyone told sonny, “nina, she’s a liar. Nina, she can’t be trusted.” And it’s like I went out of my way to prove them right. You know, I am not equipped or qualified to be someone’s mother or a grandmother or…a wife. That couldn’t be further from the truth, nina. Well, truth or not, you know, sasha, it’s what everyone believes. No, not everyone. Kristina and dante support your relationship. Kristina and dante supported it as long as I was making their father happy, which is definitely not the case anymore. I mean, dante will probably stay out of the fray, but kristina? She will gladly rain hellfire down on me every chance she gets. Okay, uh, what about the kids? They all love you. They do love me, and I love them. But that doesn’t matter anymore. That’s all over. Carly will make sure of that. It’s not entirely carly’s decision. Okay, it’s michael. He hates me. It’s willow. It’s sonny. I wouldn’t completely count out willow. Oh, you didn’t see her face when she found out what I did. Sasha, she recoiled, literally. And who blames her? My own daughter did that.

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry, nina. I have no one to blame but myself. Look, what’s done is done. You have accepted it. That’s great. You’ve owned up to it. That’s even better. Now you just have to ask yourself, what can I do to fix it? Wow. I have had nina’s number since the day she came to port charles 10 years ago, and I know firsthand what that woman is capable of when she gets scorned. Wow. No wonder why you came in hot today. Well, thank you for giving me an out. But I think, to be honest, our issues have nothing to do with nina. I… I made decisions about scout’s life without including you, and — and that is not fair. Thank you for saying that. You’ve gone so far out of your way to include me in every aspect of scout’s life. That’s why I didn’t want to undercut the whole westwood thing. Even if you didn’t think it was a good idea? No, I never said that. I didn’T. Actually, I think westwood is a fantastic school. Molly and kristina loved it, and I think scout might love it one day, too. We give her some time and… maybe just a little space. And not uproot her in the middle of a school year. I see your point, finally. I think this is our first major difference of opinion… in raising our daughter. Wow. I don’t know what to do. I mean… where do we go from here? You know what, sonny? You’re right. And I’m sorry. I didn’t say anything. You didn’t have to. Your face said it all, and then your shoulders seconded it. I get it. It’s — it’s none of my business, you know. I don’t have a right to say how you live your life. You don’t judge me, do you? Of course I don’T. That is not what friends do. Now go get me some rubbing alcohol so I can tend to your knuckles. Go.

[ Knock on door ] What, the bodyguard’s on a coffee break? Morning, lois. Oh, hey, dante. Come in. Is, uh, my father here? Uh, yeah, he is. And I am so glad you’re here because sonny’s had a really rough morning. And you know what? He’s gonna be so happy to see his son here. Yeah. Not today, he won’T. Buying the estate, fulfilling your childhood dream of revenge just feels hollow. In what way? Well, like bobbie and her brother, luke. They had a very tough upbringing, too. And I asked her one time how she was able to move past it, and she said that nursing gave her a sense of purpose. So what I want to ask is, what is your purpose? Huh? Yeah, I… I’m not sure. I mean, I don’t even know if I have a purpose. Felicia: Nonsense! We all do. If you’refelicia. Hello. Sorry for eavesdropping. Occupational hazard. This is not still your occupation. Actually, though, I’m — I’m glad that you overheard us, ’cause you’ve — you’ve done a whole bunch of things, right? And then some. So maybe you could help me get some insight on finding my purpose. I sure can. First, you start by being honest with yourself and then you extend that honesty to others. Alright, well, that sounds easy enough. For instance, you could start by being honest about having your dna tested to determine if you are mac’s son. Mom, stop. I asked you to drop this. I know, maxie. I-I didn’T. Felicia, it’s like I said, the test came up negative. No, not that test. That was last year’s test. Oh. Well, then what are you talking about? I’m talking about the new test that I ran on you behind your back. I guess we’re just gonna have to figure out a way to navigate this. I’m sure we will. And then maybe we can revisit the whole westwood academy thing next year. I mean, if scout wants. A lot can happen in a year. Yeah, don’t I know it. I just… I hate the fact that she was worried about disappointing me. Ah, that’s just kids. Well, most of them anyway. Yeah. When I see her, I’m gonna make sure that she knows, no matter what she does, no matter what she says, that I will — I’ll always be her biggest fan. Well, she’s yours. Still? Always. Well, that’s something, right? Hey, drew? I know that you have had a really, really tough year. Scout’s not the only one who cares about you. So if you ever need to talk, I’m here. Thank you. I told dante. That couldn’t have been easy, especially given the high esteem in which you hold sonny. Look, this is not about me and sonny. This is about you, first and last. You flatter me. Fortunately, sins of pride have long since lost their allure. What about sins of omission? Because it’s clear to me that you’re holding back a lot here. What’s clear is that you will always be inclined to defend your friend corinthos, even after he’s attacked your own brother. I’ve known sonny for decades — decades. I’ve known you a lot less. As I’ve told you on several occasions, sonny corinthos is no better than the man I used to be.

[ Sighs ] Okay, look, cyrus, you know what my terms are with you. If you want to be a member of my family… more than anything. Okay. So you need to prove to me that you’re worthy of my trust. And that doesn’t mean running around quoting the bible all the time. No. It means proving it to me through your actions. Whatever you require of me, I shall do. I told willow that I noticed the two of you have one common virtue. Really? Well, it’s nice to know I have a virtue right now. What is it? You both have a great capacity for forgiving. I hope you’re right. I pray that my daughter will forgive me, especially since my husband never will. So, I’m sorry, dante, but whatever this is, it’s gonna have to wait. Lois. Lois. I need you to back off. Let me do my job, okay? Oh, sonny, look who’s here. It’s dante. I guess — I guess, uh, bad news travels fast. Yeah, I just heard about nina. I’m sorry. Yep. Appreciate it. I also apologize in advance for this. Officer carter. What?! Dante, he’s your own father. It’s alright, it’s alright. It wouldn’t be the first time for either of us. Not another word until your lawyer is present, okay? What is going on? Well, I just came from seeing cyrus renault at G.H. I really wish I didn’t have to do this, but I do. Michael “sonny” corinthos, I’m placing you under arrest for the second degree assault of cyrus renault. You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.

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