GH Transcript Monday, January 29, 2024

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merci beaucoup. Je reviens tout de suite. Okay. You said thank you, and she said, um, something right away. Hey, there we go. Very good. Yes. She said that she would be back right away. That’s very good, trina. Thank you. You’re picking it up already. Thank you. Wow, this place is incredible. This is one of your favorite spots? So, actually, I have never been to this restaurant before because I wanted to try a place that was new to both of us as part of our new beginning together. Mm, I love that. I love everything about paris so far, except tonight, considering that you have completely left me in the dark about what you have in store for us. So let’s hear it, cassadine. Oh, what, and spoil the surprise? No. No, no, no, no.

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Door closes ] He’s asleep again. I should have been here when he woke up. How are his vitals? The same, dr. Robinson. He’s been in and out. Why don’t you speak to him? Let him know that you’re here. Okay. Kevin, honey? It’s me. I’m here. I don’t know if you can hear me, but… I-I really need you to wake up. Can you do that? Can you open your eyes for me? Hi. Oh, thank you for coming back to me, sweetheart. Thank you. Hey. Port charles police. I’m detective falconeri. This is detective chase. We were told you were coming. Any updates? We’ve been monitoring the apartment for 24 hours. No one matching ms. Prince or the nanny’s description have exited. So the apartment’s still occupied? Well, thanks for holding off, waiting for us. This, uh, could be trouble. Police. Open up! Ben: Do you feel that? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, I felt a pinch. So far, so good. The surgery confirmed that your body is capable of healing from your injury. To what extent, we’ll find out. Yes, we will. So I’m guessing physical therapy is going to change now that I have feeling in my legs. Yes, but keep in mind, we still have a long road ahead. How long, exactly? Each patient is different, so it’s hard to say. Okay. Fair enough, fair enough. Why don’t we see if I can stand? Give it a shot? Oh, no, you won’T. Take it court is in recess? Finn: Diane just rested her case. So you’re up next. No, no, she already called me as a witness. My time on the stand is done. Sorry I’m late. How’d it go? Finn just told us that he was called as a witness for the plaintiff. And? Uh… that good. It was bumpy, but sam may have saved the day. Sam? Where is she? Chasing down more information. Pertaining to…? Muldoon saw an oncologist weeks before he came to see me. How can an oncologist miss late-stage cancer? He didn’T. To 50 years with my best friend and my soulmate.[Clanking]

[Gasping] Nooo… aya…

[ Alarm ringing ]

Theory is, after losinghis shirt in the market and cashing in a life insurance policy, muldoon finds out he has late-stage cancer, not much time left. Rather than bankrupting his family with medical bills, he goes after finn for malpractice. Total con job. What do you think? The reasoning is sound. What kind of circumstantial evidence did sam uncover? Proof that muldoon went to the medical pavilion where the oncologist had their office before he ever went to see finn. But there are other offices in that building. So it’s far from conclusive. And even if muldoon did set finn up, we don’t know if the wife had any knowledge of it. But isn’t it enough for the judge to just throw out the case? Correct me if I’m wrong. If we don’t have hard evidence of muldoon’s cancer diagnosis, we’ve got nothing. So put her back on the stand. Make her crack. Make the attempted fraud public record. Hello, ben. I-I am sorry to interrupt like this. Ms. Henry. As you see, we’re in the middle of a therapy session. Aunt stella, what are you doing here? Just peeping in since I was here at the hospital. Is this your first session since your surgery? You know good and well it is. Auntie, you don’t have to check on me. I got this. That’s what you’ve been saying since you were a little boy. Always getting ahead of yourself. I need to grab a few more towels. You don’t need to check on me, and you don’t need to worry. Oh, it’s too late for that. I’ve been doing that all your life. Do you remember when you insisted you could play basketball with the neighborhood teenagers? You were 8 years old. Yeah, I know that tommy made those kids let me play. Mm-hmm. And how many times did you limp home with a skinned knee or a bloody nose when a elbow went wide? Yeah, and you always patched me up, and I lived through it. Auntie, I didn’t give up then, and I’m not going to give up now. I just want to assess how the surgery went. And you need to do that today? Well, isn’t that the point of physical therapy, to get me to walking again?

[ Sighs ] And they call me stubborn. Uh, hey, ben? How long does it take you to get a couple of towels? You got enough yet? Yeah. Okay. Look, I — I can’t tell my nephew what to do, but please — um, that would be a first. Hush. Please tell us, isn’t it dangerous for curtis to try to push himself to stand so quickly? Since coq au vin is a classic, I think I’ll try that. What type of vin do you think we should drink with it? Rouge or blanc? Monsieur cassadine? I’m sorry? What’s on your mind? Oh, they have, um — they have black gold caviar here. When I was younger and a little bit more — cute? I was going to say pretentious, but I once went to a restaurant with my father, and they had black gold caviar, and I asked him if we could get it, and he said no. And so I asked if we could have it at home. And I asked, and I asked, and I asked, and I asked, and eventually he gave in, and he had it served, and I loved it. You had caviar? How young were you? Young enough to be served black beans and believe it was caviar.

[ Both laugh ] Um, I really hope that ace grows up a bit more grounded than I did. Well, I’m sure your father has learned a lot since you, maybe even from you. We don’t have to talk about them. I don’t want to ruin our night. What? You’re not ruining my night by telling me your feelings. I want to hear your stories, share your troubles. That’s what couples do. I guess I’m still getting used to being in a healthy relationship, so you’ll have to be patient with me. Of course. I love you. And I love you, mademoiselle robinson.

[ Chuckles ] Can you tell me where we are? Uh, general hospital. I assume on the 10th floor. That’s correct. And what about what year it is? 1912?

[ Laughs ] 2023 — no, ’24. Sorry. I’m still getting used to saying it.

[ Laughs ] Oh. Kevin, who did this to you? It was esme. Ms. Fitzgerald? What do you want? These are american law enforcement officers. They have questions for you. I don’t have to answer them. I’d cooperate if I were you. You’re an irish national, ms. Fitzgerald, not a canadian citizen. If american law enforcement’s looking for you — hello again, detective falconeri. Hey, maggie. Can we, uh, come in and talk to you for a minute? How’s your lovely lady friend? Oh, uh, sam. She’s, uh — yeah, she’s doing great. Um, thanks for asking. I’m doing well, too. Shortly after you came to see me in devon, I started a new position with a family here in toronto. Things have been quiet for me. I’d like to keep them that way. Well, we’ll make this quick, uh, maggie, and… we’re not here to cause you any trouble. We’re just looking for esme prince.

When we found youon the floor of alexis’ office, we assumed that it was esme. Is she in custody? No. No, esme is gone. But chase and dante got a lead that esme traveled to toronto. I guess she has an old nanny there that she was going to see. They’re looking for her now. Kevin, do you have any idea why she attacked you?

[ Sighs ] I found her in the office. We were talking. I thought I was getting through to her. We were seated. Then she started pacing when she was talking about her hopes for ace’s future. Then the world went black. Okay. And that’s probably enough for — for right now, you know? You should probably get your rest, right, portia? Actually, I’m kind of hungry. That’s a good sign. Oh? I’ll let the nurse know. Um, laura’s right, though. Get some rest. What else am I going to do in here?

[ Chuckles ] Don’t look so worried. It was so scary finding you on the floor like that, unconscious. And I couldn’t wake you. Well, I didn’t survive ryan all these years just to be done in by his daughter.

[ Chuckles ] But all that concern isn’t just for me, is it? I’m really upset about esme. I believed in her, you know? I-I really believed that her love for her baby ace was going to be the thing that gave her the strength to turn her life around. And it did. She was doing so well. She was a good mom. And then she got her memory back. You know, I think it’s almost that she didn’t have the opportunity to reconcile her two identities before nikolas came back, and he took her son. Ace is a very grounding force for esme. I think losing her son just pushed her over the edge. Love is a powerful motivator, both for good and ill. Are you in pain? Mm, oh, no. Uh… I’m bothered by the assumption that esme went to toronto to see her nanny. I think she’d go after nikolas. Yeah, I know. I know. Me, too, but I-I think she just doesn’t have anything to go on. She doesn’t have the resources, and toronto is not very far. It doesn’t put much strain on her credit card to travel there. Esme’s credit card? Yeah, I forgot to tell you. The pcpd found out that esme charged a bus ticket to toronto. Something’s off. Uh… it’s like something happened in alexis’ office that I can’t quite remember. You say you don’t want to cause trouble, but there are three police officers from two countries in my apartment. And what are those two doing? Uh, like I said, maggie, we’re not here for you. We’re looking for esme. Well, you’re looking in the wrong place.

[ Object clatters ] Don’t go throwing things about. Okay, wait. If you — if you’re saying esme isn’t here, you got to come clean. You got to tell us where she is. How would I know that? Because we have reason to believe that she came here to see you. That’s pure rubbish. I haven’t seen esme in years. I think I’ll try every coq au vin to see which one’s the best in paris. Mm. That’s a good idea. Considering the fact that I don’t know how to cook, I’m sure that we’ll be doing a fair amount of dining out. But if you only have coq au vin, then won’t you miss out on a lot of other fantastic french food? Yeah, but I think I’ll have plenty of opportunities to try other tasty dishes. Mm. There’ll be a lot more to this trip than just food, trina robinson. Like what? Studying? Sure. Yeah. Very important. Dancing? I’m sure that we’ll wander into a club or two, yeah. Starting tonight? Are you going to tell me what you have planned? Mm… well, you’ll certainly be getting the vip treatment. You’re enjoying the secrecy a little too much. Yeah, maybe. Okay, fine. I don’t mean to drag it out. I’ll tell you if you really want to know. No! And ruin the surprise? How dare you?

[ Laughs ] Well, you certainly keep me on my toes, trina robinson. Aunt stella, it won’t be dangerous. Ben is right here. I suppose there’s no harm in trying. I will be with him, and curtis will have the parallel bars to stabilize him. Alright. Let’s get it.

[ Curtis grunts ] Ben: Okay, okay. Now align your hands right above your hips and use your arms to push your weight up, okay? 3, 2, 1.

[ Grunts ]

[ Panting ] You’re good. You’re good. Back down. Hey. Great work, curtis. Good going. You wanted a gauge, and now we know. What do you say? Do you want to get back to work or…? No, that’ll be it for today. Are you sure? There’s still 20 minutes left in our session. Ben, can — can we have a moment, please? You were right, aunt stella. It was a mistake to try to stand so soon. Curtis? Did you make your slam dunk on the first try? No. So why did you think this was going to work on the first try? Alexis is right. At this point, the first step would be to compel the oncologist to disclose that muldoon had a cancer diagnosis prior to a visit with you. That would establish intent from muldoon. But to accuse his wife of complicity with circumstantial evidence, that’s risky. We got no way of proving she had prior knowledge of his condition. To point the finger at her and start ranting about fraud, that would be a complete hail mary on our part. But isn’t that what lawyers are supposed to do? Throw out alternative possibilities? At least if the accusation is out there, the G.H. Lawyers can run with it, especially if I have anything to say about it. Finn? What do you think? Uh… what will happen to mrs. Muldoon if we accuse her of fraud? Oh, who cares? Alexis: Tracy. I could use some water. Tracy, will you come with me? If you insist. In answer to your question, she’d be charged with fraud. If those charges are proven, she’d be looking at jail time. If she knew her husband was lying. That’s the question. But how do we know if mrs. Muldoon was in on the fraud or not? I got one idea.

so tuesday will be non-stop, but I think I can meet you for a quick dinner. Trina. Believe me, I would love to spend every single day with you if I could, but I understand that you’re here first and foremost for school, so if you need to prioritize your classes, that is okay. You don’t have to worry about me, alright? I’ll keep myself busy. How? Well, I’ve been giving that a lot of thought. Um, you know, you’re so passionate about art and the way that you talk about it and live your life for it. And I’d like to figure out what that is for me and what my passion is. And maybe I’ll figure that out here in paris. Well, there’s always le cordon bleu. Yeah, I don’t even think

they could help me with my cooking skills, but maybe. Maybe. It’s a good option. I think that there’s a lot of things here for me to explore, so we’ll just have to see. I just hate that I wasted so much time when I was here, you know, before, being angry with my father and planning to get back at ava and — well, you had help. Esme stoked your anger, and she did everything she could to manipulate you. Mm-hmm. Yeah, first esme, and then uncle victor. But I’m just very glad that we can finally put that all behind us. I’m very sorry that I dragged you into all of that. You didn’t deserve it. And neither did you. How do you do that? You’re so supportive. You’re so sweet. And you’re so hot.

[ Chuckles ] You make me want to be better. Well, I think you’re pretty amazing. Thank you, but I think that there’s still plenty of room for improvement. You’ll get there. Esme hasn’t reached out to you? Called you? Texted you? Mailed you a letter? I wrote her with my address here in toronto. But that was months ago. Esme never wrote back. I haven’t heard from her. Okay, we got a letter that you wrote to esme, inviting her to come here to see you. Did you have the handwriting analyzed? Because I never extended any such invitation. The family I work for now are very private, very security conscious. Esme’s a troubled girl with a criminal record. I feel terrible for her, but… I don’t want to jeopardize my current employment.

[ Sighs ] Writing letters is one thing. Seeing esme face to face? I’d never do it. There’s no sign of esme. Nothing to suggest that she has ever been here. Yep.

[ Sighs ] I know you’re disappointed, but you have got to be patient with yourself. I’ve been nothing but patient, auntie. I feel like I’ve been beating back this feeling of powerlessness forever. Doing everything I can to make things better. And — and, I mean, I was at that point of acceptance, but… this procedure, it’s renewed my hope. Now that it has, I want to move forward. But you are moving forward, baby. Just slower than you’d like. Yeah, so slow, I’m standing still. Oh, my bad, I can’t even stand.

[ Sighs ] Well, now you’re feeling sorry for yourself. And that’s not like you. Listen. Listen to me. You’re going to keep at it, and you’re going to get this one effort at a time. What — what’s the alternative? Giving up? Well, weren’t you the one saying that pushing was a bad idea? I’m always offering my two cents when it’s not needed. But the last thing I wanted was to undermine your belief in yourself. That wasn’t you. My legs did. No, you have always exceeded people’s expectations. Weren’t you the only freshman to make varsity basketball in high school? Yeah. Coach didn’t even want me to try out. Mm-hmm. But you proved him wrong, didn’t you? I guess all those skinned knees playing street ball eventually paid off, huh? You proved everybody wrong. What if my streak is over?

[ Sighs, chuckles ] It’s not, baby. You just need to pace yourself. You’ll get there. I believe that. And I believe in you. Stella. Stella, I’m glad you’re here, too. Kevin collins, he’s awake, and he’s doing better. Oh, praise be. Good news. Where’s ben? Is your physical therapy session over? Is it?

[ Sighs ] Ah, I needed this. Thanks. Anything for a friend. Is that what we are? Well, I only allow friends and family to manipulate me, so I guess so.

[ Laughs ] I really did need the water, but you have to admit, you weren’t exactly helping. Yes, I was. This is no time for finn to be noble or selfless. He’s losing patients because of this groundless lawsuit. And he’s such a good doctor. No argument here. I’m just glad finn has you on his side. My kids haven’t only lost a father. Dr. Finn has jeopardized their future. Without dennis, how am I going to pay for their schools, their college? I’m doing everything I can to win a settlement that will meet the needs of your children. Forgive me, ladies. Counselor, could I have a word? Of course. I’m going to go confer with mr. Grey. I will be right back. Take this moment for yourself. Do some deep breathing. It sounds trite, but believe me, it does help. And whatever you do, do not engage the defendant. What — what do you think? Should I let martin accuse mrs. Muldoon of fraud? Um, heads up. She’s coming. If you had a shred of decency, you would change your plea to guilty, and you would end this right now. Excuse me, mrs. Muldoon. You shouldn’t be speaking to dr. Finn — it’s okay. It’s okay. I want to hear what she has to say. Go ahead, mrs. Muldoon. Let’s talk about decency.

I’m just taking a break. Auntie, would you tell ben that I’m good to go, and we still have work to do? Be happy to.

[ Sighs ] What did I miss? I messed around and pushed too hard. But don’t worry. Um, nothing was hurt but my ego. Oh. I’m really glad that kevin’s okay. Uh, have you heard anything about esme? No. Nothing yet. I’m hoping that dante and chase find her in toronto, and they apprehend her and put her in prison where she belongs, because I’m done. I’m absolutely done with her. I never, ever want to have to worry about esme prince again. Well, uh, looks like she played us. She, uh, gave us a false lead.

[ Chuckles ] If esme didn’t come looking for maggie, then where did she go? Maggie, uh, I don’t know if you know, but esme has regained her memory, and she just assaulted a man and put him in the hospital and nearly killed him. So any insights into esme would be greatly appreciated — you know, places she would go, people she would want to see. I’ve been trying to tell you, I don’t know. I did my best by esme, tried to steer her right, but she — nothing would sway her. She was dead set on reuniting with her family. Her family. Maybe that’s the key. Bennett: So walk me through what happened when you arrived on the scene. I came into alexis davis’ office. Esme was already there. She was seated. She had her laptop open. And she startled when she realized I was there. It was — it was like she thought I caught her doing something. Kevin: Esme? Laura, you said that esme used her credit card to purchase travel to toronto. Her own credit card? Yeah. Then what was she doing with

the invader’s corporate card? She had it in her hand. I saw it when I came into the room. Uh, we better call alexis. Mm. I should get the check. I don’t want us to be late. Late for what? Oh, you’ll see. I would like to add someone to the witness list. It’s a little late in the game, counselor. It is. And I apologize for the short notice, but some new information has suddenly come to light. Who’s the witness? Dr. Powell. What, doesn’t ring a bell? No. Should it? Well, I guess you’ll find out. What are my children going to do?

[ Cellphone chimes ] We have to sell our home. Our futures were all planned. I have to deal with a minor emergency. My husband went to you… good luck. …And now he’s dead. Was he just another faceless patient to you? None of my patients are faceless. Not ever. I’m very sorry for your loss, mrs. Muldoon. But I did tell your husband he needed to do follow-up testing and… he failed to do that. That’s not dennis. You’re wrong. He would have taken proper steps if he would have understood that something was seriously wrong. He would never risk leaving me and the children. Even at the very end, all he could think about was the kids. That’s why he told me to sue. He wanted to make sure that his family was taken care of. So the malpractice suit was your husband’s idea? Yes. That’s how much he loved us. And when he was in terrible pain, he didn’t worry about himself. He was worried about his family. It’s just not right that a man that loving should die so young. No, it isn’T.

I can’t stop thinking about that parents’ night where dennis talked to you.No, no, no, no, no, no. God, I wish he hadn’t — no. I thought I asked you not to talk to dr. Finn. What did you say? Not much. Your client, however, said plenty. Okay. Let’s go. What’d she say to you, son? Yeah, I’d like to hear the answer to that question myself. A lot of accusations. Doesn’t matter. She’s in pain. Um, how’d it go with diane? Diane miller’s got the best poker face I’ve ever seen, but I honestly don’t think she had any idea why I’m calling a late witness. I mean, I mentioned the oncologist’s name, and there was nothing, no indication of recognition whatsoever. Did you mention that he was an oncologist? Do I look like an idiot? Well —

[ Clears throat ] I didn’t think that diane would be an accessory to fraud. I don’t think mrs. Muldoon is, either. I-I didn’t get the feeling she knew. Yeah, neither did I. That’s for her lawyer to prove. If mrs. Muldoon goes to prison, what will happen to her kids? Oh, I think the question you should be asking is, if you don’t win this case, what will happen to your kid? Sorry, maggie. Excuse us for just a minute. I — w-we got to explore the family aspect. What family? I mean, esme’s mother is in pentonville, and ever since she attacked her uncle kevin, that pretty much rules out any support she’d get from kevin and laura. Who else is left? Her son. Alexis should be here any moment now.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh. And this is dante right now. Dante, hi. I’m here with kevin and detective bennett, and you’re on speaker. Hey, kevin. How you doing? My head hurts. Otherwise, I’m okay. Oh, good to hear. Have you found anything in toronto? Uh, no. It’s a dead end. We think esme was just trying to buy some time. But we’re thinking, you know, maybe, uh — h-have you heard from nikolas? Uh, as far as I know, the last person to speak to him was spencer. Why? Well, we’re thinking maybe esme is trying to track down nikolas so she can reclaim ace before she goes into hiding. I’m sure that’s what she’d like to do, but she has no means of tracking nikolas. However, we might have a new lead on our end.

[ Knock on door ] Actually, oh, here. Alexis just walked in right now. Alexis, I have chase and dante on speakerphone from canada. Did you find anything? I had my assistant e-mail every charge made on the invader corporate credit card in the last 72 hours. Were you aware your corporate credit card was stolen? Alexis: No. But esme as my assistant had authority to use the card, and she routinely used it. Hold on one second. Ah, alright, here’s the e-mail right now. Give me a second. Whoa. Wow, what — what is this here? Et voil. Shall we go? Mais, oui. Merci, monsieur. Where are we off to? The rest of our lives. As much as I hate to say it, tracy has a point. If you don’t push this fraud angle, you could lose this case and your position at G.H. I could — I could always go back to research. Really? Here in port charles? Or would you and violet have to move away from everyone who loves you? Is that really what you want to do? No. No, of course not. But I-I don’t want to see mrs. Muldoon go to prison for fraud. I mean, those kids, those kids, they already lost their father. She’s all they have. And believe it or not, I can almost understand the desperation that dennis muldoon was feeling, alright? He was in an impossible situation, and he made the only choice he thought he could to take care of his family. Yeah, okay, I get that he was an impossible situation and he was just trying to help his family. But for mr. Muldoon to use you as a scapegoat, someone who was only trying to help him, and make you pay for his misfortune? Is it any better to throw a grieving widow under the bus? It seems like no matter what, someone’s going to get hurt.

good work today, curtis. Thanks for letting the session run over. Glad we got it all in. See you next thursday? You bet. Alright. Ladies? Thank you, ben. Looks like you got a pretty good workout in, huh? He sure did. Mm. His first step to a first step. I see what you did there, auntie. You know, I will be walking when trina comes back home from paris. Bailiff: Court will reconvene in five minutes! I’m going to go splash some water on my face. Okay. Are you sure you don’t know a dr. Powell? No. Alright. My assistant is drawing up the subpoena to have the oncologist testify. I’ve got the motion to add a late witness. Already? Well, if we’re going to do this, we got to get the ball rolling. Now, we got less than five minutes here. How would you like me to proceed? I’ll support whatever decision you make. I don’t want to risk mrs. Muldoon going to prison. Well, you may have to to clear your name. I need a word. My attorney advised me not to speak to dr. Finn or any of his supporters. That’s okay. I’ll do all the talking. Everyone please take your seats. Where did tracy go? Alright, doc. It’s go time. What are we doing? There’s an airline charge on the corporate credit card, and esme’s name is on the ticket. Ticket to where? Kevin: Paris. She was booking a flight to paris. He’s right. Esme’s ticket was to paris. Oh, my god. She’s going after spencer and trina. You are cute, you know that? You’re beautiful. Take it all in, trina. It’s all for us. I can’t believe that this is really happening.

[ Chuckles ] You’re so cute. Yeah, it’s happening. You ready for your next surprise? I don’t need a surprise. I’ve got you. That’s all I could ever need.

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