GH Transcript Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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Sonny: Glad we’re away from port charles.  This, uh, environment is easier to control in puerto rico, and there’s a lot more things that avery can do to keep her occupied. Well, per your request, the head of security added extra shifts for all of the guards before we arrived, so it’s more secure than normal. Alright, just make sure you’re on top of it. I am. And he seems satisfied with everything, but I’m gonna go over all of it myself to make sure. Alright, alright. You’ve really gone above and beyond. I don’t remember this kind of security last time I was here. Times change. So do threats. You have a complicated history with the man, anna. I can question him alone if you’d like. Why? Are you worried that he’s gonna get under my skin? Uh, no. On the contrary. I’m worried you’ll wring his neck. Oh, I wouldn’t — no, I’m not gonna do anything. He’s playing games. I want to find out why. Anna devane. How lovely to see you. Yes, could you just spare me the polite chit-chat, please? Well, she’s in a mood. Deputy mayor ashford, my compliments for, uh, figuring out that I was the one who contacted you. I wasn’t sure you’d put it all together. Happy to exceed your expectations. Now, you reached out to me claiming to have information about the rifle that injured curtis ashford. You said you’d be in touch, then went silent. Why? Well, first, let’s talk about what you’re going to do for me. Alright, I need a decision. What are we doing? Are we gonna go forward as planned, or are we gonna go with this new theory? The malpractice suit is fraudulent. Mrs. Muldoon and her kids are a grieving family. I can’t go after them. Drop it. Are you sure? ‘Cause we got the records that proves dennis muldoon was financially strapped before I even met with you, and we’re about to get proof that he was either seeing or being treated by an oncologist before he ever stepped foot in your office. Now, whatever his wife’s involvement was, it’s obvious you were never gonna get the chance to diagnose that cancer. It’s a solid way out, finn. You sure you want to pass it? Bailiff: All rise.

[ Door closes ] I can’t put a mother of four at risk of prosecution. I’m not interested in anything you have to say. Few people are, but I never let that get in the way, especially when a crime is being committed on a good friend of mine. If you’re referring to dr. Finn, he’s the one that committed the crime. He allowed my husband to leave undiagnosed and untreated. You don’t know the first thing about dr. Finn, or me, for that matter, and you’re about to get an education on both. I knew you were gonna push yourself hard during your first physical therapy session. So honestly, how are you feeling? A little sore, but that is to be expected. I know it’s gonna take a lot of work for me to regain my mobility, but I am here for it. That’s my boy. That’s my boy. Always rising to meet a challenge.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, well, I know all this hard work is gonna pay off as soon as I’m back on my feet. And you will be. And in the meantime, you get to be… courtside for what promises to be a fierce game of basketball. Oh, yes. Babe, uh, I know you have your mind on trina. Are you gonna be okay by yourself? Yes. Yeah. No, I’ll be fine. I have plenty of work to do. And besides, I’ll just wait for trina to give me a call and tell me what a wonderful time she’s having in paris.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, one last step. There you go. You alright? You good? Yeah. Where are we? I’ll tell you. Just one second. Okay. Okay. You okay? Alright. Mm-hmm. Welcome aboard. Spencer, what is all this? I arranged a private getaway for you. I figured that you should have a chance to see the countryside before you have to start hitting the books. I can’t believe you did this.

[ Laughs ] You and I are gonna go on a private cruise. We’re gonna travel down the seine to normandy. I had the hotel bring our things while we were at dinner. And tomorrow morning, you’re gonna wake up on the most beautiful coast that you’ve ever seen. I…[ Scoffs ] It’s hard to imagine anything more spectacular than this. I’m sure that we’ll figure out a way. You can’t steal away from me that easy.

medicine. I already learned everythingI need to about dr. Finn. You’re wrong. You say you brought this lawsuit for your family. Dr. Finn has a family. They adore him, especially his young daughter. As a doctor, there is nobody better. In fact, he’s the reason I’m able to stand here and talk to you. When he came to port charles, I was very sick, out of options. He saved my life. I’m not the only person that can say that. Dr. Finn is a kind, caring, generous, good man, and port charles is so much better for having him here. You’re obviously very passionate about your friendship with dr. Finn, but for all of his supposed brilliance, his negligence led directly to my husband’s death. Okay, I was hoping to break through your grief to appeal to your sense of fairness, but clearly, I am going to have to appeal to something else. So how about your sense of self-preservation? I’m offering a trade — my help in exchange for my freedom. After you tried to kill me? If someone tried to kill you, anna, I wasn’t present, nor can you prove that I gave the order. And since our time together is limited, better to spend it on the valuable information I possess. Hmm, well, unfortunately for you, I lack the power to grant immunity. Oh, anna has ties to the da. In fact, I believe she married him… twice. Tell scorpio I want immunity and all charges dropped. That’s never gonna happen. Oh, well, then I’m sorry. I just can’t help you. Good luck with your investigation. No. What if I were to give you an even better offer? Ah, what’s better than my freedom? Your life. I’m gonna go walk the perimeter. Check back in with you later. Looks like you’re about to jump out of your skin, ava.

[ Chuckles nervously ] Well, I could use a little something to calm my nerves, you know, preferably something with a little umbrella in it, if you know what I mean.

[ Chuckles ] When in puerto rico, you mean? Is that what you’re talking about? You know, I was on board when you said you wanted to come down here. I thought it would give us all some more room to breathe instead of being cooped up in the penthouse. But now that I’m here, I just — I feel so exposed just out here like this in the open. I’m making you as secure a-as I can, ava. Well, avery doesn’t seem concerned at all, does she? She — she practically sprinted from the tarmac to the beach. Avery loves the ocean.

[ Chuckles ] And she’s — you know, she’s secure with the guards that I have her with, and the nanny. And no one’s gonna get near her. Okay. That makes me feel a little better, honestly. You gotta stop making yourself crazy. All avery knows is she’s in puerto rico having fun with her parents. Well… she’s not such a little girl anymore, you know? She notices more than you may think. It won’t be long before you’ll be having to have some pretty difficult discussions with her. Don’t worry about me. You two have fun at the game. Oh, we definitely will. Two times.

[ Both laugh ] Okay. Mm. Laura: Portia? Hey, laura. Hi. Hey. I was just on my way to your office to look for you. Good that everyone’s here, because you should all know this. Laura, what’s wrong? Esme’s not in toronto. She’s in paris. Your honor, during the recess, mr. Grey informed me that he will be adding a witness. I move to adjourn so that I may prepare for that testimony. Judge arnold: Any objections, mr. Grey? Actually, your honor, I’m afraid I owe you and opposing counsel and the court an apology. There’s been a change of plans. I had intended to add a new witness, but upon further reflection, that will no longer be necessary. So if it’s all the same to you, your honor, I’d just like to proceed with the witness list I disclosed to the court. Alright, then you may proceed. Your honor, if I may. Well, this is a first. I haven’t even started yet, and already ms. Miller is objecting. If my esteemed counsel will just give me a moment. I’ve been informed by my client that she wishes to drop the lawsuit.

[ Bangs gavel ] Order! I’d like you both to join me in my chambers. Bailiff: All rise. What the hell just happened? Discussing my business is off-limits to my kids, just like it’s off-limits to you. Because I want you — it’s just safer that way. Now, you haven’t been discussing anything with avery, right? No. Of course not. She’s too young to understand anything about that. No, I’m talking about the other radioactive subject that we’ve all been avoiding — nina. Now, I know you think that y-you’re hiding it, but it’s all over your face. I can tell this situation’s got you all tied up in knots, and being here can’t help any. This is where you and nina were married. I’m sure it’s bringing up all kinds of feelings. I’m fine. Are you, though? ‘Cause I saw you when we ran into her and valentin, and you didn’t seem fine, sonny. You looked like somebody punched you in the gut. Discussing nina is off-limits. Okay. Alright. Fine. I’m just bringing it up because our daughter is smart, and if I can tell that something is off with you, then so can she. Donna and avery are just kids. I’ve done my best to shield them from anything that’s happened with nina, and I think I’ve done a pretty good job, because avery hasn’t asked me about it. She’s asked me.

[ French accent ] Good evening, mr. Cassadine, madame robinson. Welcome aboard. Your luggage has arrived in your stateroom. Please make yourself comfortable. We will be leaving, setting sail shortly. Very good. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Thank you, spencer. Of course. Since being with you, I’ve gotten to experience the most amazing things. And not just this trip and all the amazing things we’ve done in paris, or all the fantastic things you planned in new york to show how well you know me — but the entire feeling of being with you, of loving you… and being loved by you in return. It’s the most amazing thing, and it’s all because of you and the incredible person you are. You’ve done that for me a thousand times over. You know that, right? Before you, all I could see was pain, and you opened my eyes to a whole new world. You showed me that there’s so much more to feel, and you taught me that I’m a person that’s worthy of love. With you, every day has been so much better. Every single one is better than the last. You’re everything that I always wanted and never believed that I could have, and I’m gonna love you for the rest of my life. So, after laying a false trail in toronto, esme used the invader’s corporate credit card to buy herself a ticket to paris. There is absolutely no reason why esme would go to paris unless she’s after spencer. Or worse, spencer and trina. Right. Either way, our daughter is in serious trouble. Maybe there’s another explanation. Esme had to know the credit card charge would be found. Maybe…this is just another attempt by esme to throw everybody off her trail. Do we know for a fact she’s even in paris? Okay, marshall I-is right. I mean, I wouldn’t put anything past this girl. Maybe this is just her version of — of toying with us. Or just simply ruining spencer and trina’s trip. Right. No, I’m afraid that the pcpd has found some security footageof esme getting onto a plane to paris, so she is definitely there. We have to warn trina. May I escort you to your stateroom, miss robinson? Yes, please. Finn: Hey, what’s going on? What did the judge want to talk to you about? In a minute. In a minute. O-okay. Alright. Bailiff: Court is back in session. The suit against dr. Hamilton finn and general hospital has been dropped. This case is dismissed.

[ Gavel bangs ] What? What? Oh, my god. Oh, my god. It’s over. It’s over. Congratulations. I didn’t do anything. What — did you? No, I didn’T. I know what you’re thinking, and I swear, no pressure was applied. Apparently, mrs. Muldoon just had a change of heart. I’m thrilled for you, son. T-this case was a lie right from the start. Nothing that happened to mr. Muldoon was your fault. I completely agree, but that doesn’t explain why mrs. Muldoon dropped the lawsuit. Who cares? Justice prevailed. That’s all that matters.

[ Chuckles ]

Is my life at stake? You tell me. You claim you can give us information that will help us find the person who shot curtis ashford. I can. We believe that the intended target was sonny corinthos. I’m sure you’re well-acquainted with his reputation. Mm. I just wonder, if he were to find out that you were withholding this information, how long you would last at pentonville? That’s not a rhetorical question.

[ Chuckles ] You either deal with us or sonny. Take your pick. How the mighty have fallen. Anna devane, reformed double agent, zealous defender of law and order and all you got, your only leverage is to go tattling to a thug. Sorry, is that a yes or no? Cesar faison would be so disappointed in his protégé. You son of a bitch!

[ Chuckles ] Why did she come to you instead of me? Did she think she can’t talk to her dad? No, I-I don’t think it’s that at all. I just think… nina was gone suddenly. Avery can tell that you’re upset, and she doesn’t want to make anything worse. I’ve tried my best to deflect her questions, but I think that you’re gonna have to talk to her. However you want to do it, I mean, I’ll follow your lead. Mommy, daddy, look at all the seashells I found. Oh, they’re wonderful. Good job. I picked this one out just for you, daddy. Thank you. Now, that’s beautiful. That’s the best one. Yeah. Hey, you know what? C-can we talk a little bit? I need to talk to you about something, okay? Okay. Come over here. Well, I’m gonna go get settled in my room then. No, no, no, no. You c– you go ahead and stay. So… I think you’ve noticed that nina has not been staying at the penthouse, and I’m sure you’re a little confused about that. So I just want to let you know that nina and i are gonna be living apart for a while. Why? Well, with adults, things get complicated, and they have to kind of stay away a-and figure things out. But I-I don’t want, you know — I want you to know that everything’s fine with me, okay? Okay. I just want everything to be fine with you. So how do you feel about nina living apart, somewhere else? I guess it’s okay, but I miss her. She was really nice to me. Am I ever gonna see her again? Counselor… I’m afraid curiosity has got the best of me. Why did you drop the suit? Because my client instructed me to. Well, as thrilled as I am with the day’s outcome, I do wish I got the chance to best you fair and square.

[ Chuckles ] Well, you may get that chance… [Southern accent] When hell freezes over.

[ Chuckles ] This calls for a celebration. Champagne at the metro court. My treat. That’s very generous of you. Um…I think we’ll take you up on that. I’m in, too. Great. Mrs. Muldoon: Dr. Finn? May I speak with you for a moment? Grandmother. Hello? You’re — you’re cutting in and out. I said you’re cut– you’re cutting in and out. Hello? Did the call drop? Yeah, it was super staticky, and then it just — yeah, it went silent. Oh. Well, yeah, my service is bad here, too. I wouldn’t worry about it. I’m sure it’ll get better when we’re off the river. Trina, honey, please stay safe and call me — call me as soon as you get this. I love you. I don’t get it. I-I don’t get this. Why — why didn’t she pick up the phone? Portia, I was able to get spencer on the phone for just a few seconds before the cell dropped. It wasn’t long enough to warn them about esme, but he sounded normal, like everything was just fine. But when I called trina, it went straight to voicemail, and she never, ever has her phone off. What if esme’s already gotten to her? Baby, baby, don’T. Don’t do that. Yeah, yeah, curtis is right. Try not to panic until we know something for sure. Well, we know something. We know something, alright. We know that that crazy girl, psychotic girl is after trina. She’s after trina again, and she’s halfway around the world — halfway around the world, away from me, in danger. And again, it all comes back to who? To spencer cassadine.


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tre ici. This — sorry, I-I’m lost. Isn’t — isn’t this the river tour? This is a private vessel. You are a stowaway. You’re coming with me. Just let me go!

[ Grunts ]

Even if nina isn’t living with your dad, she still loves you just the same. That’s not gonna change. Avery: Okay, good. Can I go put my seashells back in the ocean? Yeah, but hurry up, ’cause we’re gonna have lunch, okay? And then candy? What? Candy?

[ Laughs ] Oh, she’s got you wrapped around her little finger and she knows it. I will do anything for that little girl. I-I-I just want to let you know that I appreciate you telling me that she was confused about nina and, uh, helping me with her questions. You’re welcome. I think you handled it perfectly, although… you didn’t really answer her question about nina. Is that because you don’t know? A-are you asking for yourself, or to tell your best friend nina? I’ll just be a minute. Okay. Hi. I don’t really know how to say this. I owe you an apology, dr. Finn. I just learned that dennis went to see an oncologist before he saw you for the first time. He must have known more about his diagnosis than I was aware of. I see. I’m so sorry. You may not believe me, but dennis was a really good man. He loved us. He must have felt so desperate. People will go to great lengths for their family to make sure they’re taken care of. You’re being so understanding after what I’ve put you through. I can’t help but wonder why. Maybe it’s because I’m a single father to a little girl. I know how hard it is to be the only person responsible for your child’s well-being. Your family just suffered a

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