GH Transcript Wednesday, February 7, 2024

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Alexis: How are we expected to say goodbye to spencer? He was so young. He was so vibrant and good. He had his whole life ahead of him, and I can’t even fathom any of it, really. And yet, here we are, all of us now, having to pick up and go on without him. I don’t want to. And I know none of you do, either. So I’ve been trying to think of ways to sum up spencer. Aptly describe who he was. And as it turns out, that’s a very difficult task. Because spencer was so many things. He was complex, to say the least. As a young boy, spencer was…bewildering, precocious, precious, and fun. He was mature beyond his years. Oh, and the antics. I mean, spencer had a real knack for entertaining and aggravating us all at the same time. But then, right before our eyes, he grew up, and he grew up into this confident, curious young man. Magnetic, really. Larger than life. And he was able to captivate you with his soulfulness and his depth. And then, at the same time, he could make you laugh so hard you’d cry. But he grew up to be strong and grounded, and he took responsibility for his choices. And I was so intensely proud of him. I know that I’m not alone when I say that I will miss him every day. But if we can’t hold on to spencer in the flesh, at least we can hold him in our hearts. Fiercely. Tightly. And maybe, in his honor, get up to a little bit of mischief because… …I know that’s what spencer would want… for all of us.

[ Sighs ] Oh, come on, man. Wiley’s workbook. How does willow make this look so easy? Hey. Having trouble? Um, well, I got wiley off to school… win. …Without his workbook. Ah. Yeah, and I was feeding amelia breakfast, and it got all over my shirt and her hair and face. And your face. Oh, yeah. Exactly.

[ Both chuckle ] So, tell me, what is your secret, nurse corinthos? Oh, the secret is… there is no secret. Just…be here. Have someone capable on call when you can’t be. I’m lucky that way. In a lot of ways, actually. Sometimes it feels too easy to forget. Yeah, and on days like today, it’s — it’s important to remember. I can’t believe this is happening. Trina, I am so sorry. I’m sorry for you, too. Both of you, I mean. I don’t even know if I said that. Yeah, I-I loved spencer more than anything, but the three of you have been friends since you were kids. Hi. Hi. Do you think that I could get one of those? I’m so happy you came. Did you think I wouldn’t? No, I knew you would. Will I, um, see you guys at wyndemere? I’ll be there. I’m not sure. I don’t think I can handle all of that. I understand. Zero pressure. You take care of yourself. I’ll try. And if you need anything — I mean absolutely anything, trina — I know. You were great. Yeah, well, it felt like it was all a blur. Yeah, but you were still great. That was a beautiful eulogy. Thank you. It was an honor. Uh, transportation to the launch is ready if you care to go. Ava, thank you so much for opening up the house. Oh, o-of course, I’m happy to do it. I know a lot of people think that wyndemere is just a pile of rocks, but to spencer, it was very special. It was his home for a very long time. I’ll see you there. Mm-hmm. Hi. Hey. How are you doing? Oh. Um…I’m pretty numb right now, but in five minutes, I’ll probably be a puddle on the floor. Well, that’s grief, you know? It’s — it’s like a roller coaster, I guess. There’s so much I want to say to you. You don’t — you don’t have to say anything. You’ve always been there for me, supported me — even when you had your doubts about spencer. Well…he certainly proved me wrong, huh? I’m so sorry that he’s gone. But I’m here for you. And I’ll always be here for you. So, uh… will you come to wyndemere? Thank you so much for the offer, but I think we’re going to take trina home. Yeah. I understand. Just you remember, though, okay, that I’m — I’m just a phone call away. Unless you want to go, sweetheart. Honey, I’m just leaving it up to you. I’m tired. Let’s go home. Okay. Must be so surreal, losing your oldest friend. Oldest friend and oldest adversary. Finn: Do tell. Oh, well, the competition between spencer and cameron was pretty legendary. All the way back to the two of you fighting over emma drake. I’m gonna miss giving him a hard time. I know you are. We’re very sorry for your loss, cameron. Whatever you need, cam. Thank you. I’ll, uh, see you at home after the reception. Yeah, yeah, I’ll be there. And aiden’s been baking all morning, so get ready.

[ Sighs ] Should we head out? I just have that one thing I want to take care of. Okay. The offer of backup still stands. Thank you, but I’ll be fine. Okay. Are you guys going to wyndemere? Uh, yeah. Are you? Uh, it’s the least I can do for my nephew. Okay. We’ll see you there. Alright, see you. I can’t tell you what it does for my soul to see you here. I’ve missed you. It’s good to see you, too, grandma. Are you alright? I will be. Eventually. I know the feeling. Uh, the car’s ready if you are. I’ll, uh — I’ll catch up. I, uh… I need to take care of something. Okay. Come on, hon. Dad? Dad. Sorry. I was just thinking. You don’t have to apologize for that.

[ Chuckles ] I’d intended to be cremated, but now…I don’t know. I think maybe I might like a spot of my own. You know, the right plot, the right marker, the right words. I think I want that for all of you. A place where you can gather and share memories. Tell me about all the good times you’re having. You don’t need to think about any of that right now, dad. Oh. That’s all I can think about.

I hope that didn’t sound likeyou can’t talk about your als or what it means or what the future will look like. You can. I-I want you to. I-I just meant the burial stuff — we– we’re not there yet, dad. I know what you meant. You know, I’m getting a little cold. I think I’ll wait —

[ Breathing shallowly ] Dad. Hey, dad. W-what’s — what’s wrong? What’s wrong? This one is — is for you, honey. It’s from the sorbonne. Yeah, they’re — they’re saying that they’ll save a spot for me for next semester. That’s decent of them. Yeah, it is decent. But there’s no way I’m going back to paris. Ever.

[ Sighs ] And you don’t have to. That city has painful memories for you. We get it. I’m sure pcu can find you a different study-abroad — no, I don’t think you understand. Honey, help us understand. I’m not going to pcu or anywhere else. Trina. School is meaningless now. Everything is. Such wonderful pictures. It’s really thoughtful of you, ava. Well, I can’t take too much credit. I found a cabinet full when I moved out. Ah, nikolas. You know, for all his flaws, he — he really loved his son. Hey, laura, I just… I feel like it has to be said. I know you called me, but I-I took no joy in arresting nikolas. Oh, I know that. And at least we know that ace is being well cared for. A silver lining, shall we call it? Yes, I could really use one of those right now.

[ Doorbell rings ] Excuse me. I s– I still can’t believe it. I mean, spencer? It’s like a nightmare that I can’t wake up from. That’s why they call it the circle of life. One life ends and another begins. Kevin: I didn’t think anyone else would be here. Didn’t expect to see you here. It’s difficult. You know, given all the pain that she inflicted on cameron. But I sent that pain right back to her, didn’t I? Helping nikolas hold esme captive. Did you arrange for the marker? Yes. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone as alone as esme. When she woke in G.H. With no memory, no past… …she was so frightened. She had no idea how she got there, who she was, and a newborn baby. I felt for her. It showed. I’d say my efforts fell short. Oh, I disagree. You did your best to make her feel like she had a family. Mm. A family she should have run screaming from. Not from you. Maybe. But my brother for a father? And don’t get me started on heather. Heather: But where is she? Where is she?

[ Voice breaking ] Where’s my baby? No! No, no, no, no, no, no, no! Not my little girl! No!

[ Sobbing ] Esme! Esme! Esme! No, no, no, no. No!

I tried to warn you, baby. I told you, just forget about spencer. Get on with your life. Bide your time till I could help you hold your little boy again. Oh, esme, why, honey? Why? Spencer cassadine was never worthy of you! None of those people were! Why couldn’t you have listened to me? And why did you go to france? They told me that spencer threw himself into the river and he took you with him. They — they can’t find you, baby. They say that you got washed out to sea. Oh, god. She must be so cold.

[ Sobbing ] Heather, I am so sorry for your loss. I know it probably doesn’t mean much coming from me. Coming from you? Well, I’d be willing to bet that you hate me for helping nikolas hold esme prisoner. No, no, quite the opposite. Just the opposite. You — you stopped nikolas from killing esme after the baby was born, and then you came forward and you told the truth, knowing what price you’d have to pay for that. I admire you, elizabeth. I know why my franco loved you so much. Elizabeth, it’s because of what you did that esme stood a fighting chance in this world. Oh. If it hadn’t been for you! Amelia all good? Happily playing with melanie. You need help with your homework?

[ Chuckles ] Have you actually looked through this? I mean, I wouldn’t have been able to answer half these questions when I was wiley’s age. There is an explanation for that. Our son is a genius. Ah, yeah. So, what does that make me? The father of a genius. Nice save. You’re in no rush to get to work, huh? Yeah. You noticed? Hard not to. Are you still having issues with drew? No, no, we actually managed to patch things up, uh, for the most part. What’s the lesser part? Uh, well, drew, he — he asked me to help him get back at nina.

[ Sighs ] Michael… I-I-I said no. Easy. Nice and easy, alright? I’m gonna call an ambulance. No, you’re not. No. It’ll — it’ll pass. No, dad, you don’t know that. I just — I just need a distraction. Talk to me.

[ Whimpers ] About what? Anything. Just something to take my mind off what’s happening. What is happening? Please, just t-trust me, hamilton. Can you do that? Yeah, I can. Uh… I-I — yes, I, uh — I-I offered to — to bring the snack for violet’s, uh, winter party at the school. Sounds — sounds fun. For violet, yeah. Not — not so much for me. I, uh — my first two attempts of making brownies — uh, it was a disaster. That oven timer, uh, I-it’s trickier than people — people will tell you. Um, uh, and then, so elizabeth suggested that I have aiden — I had aiden make the brownies, alright? And so now her whole class is clamoring for my famous brownies, but they’re not really mine. They’re aiden’s, and — and — and I think the jig is up.

[ Whimpers ] If aiden…was smart, he’d start charging you for his time. Don’t think he hasn’t mentioned it.

[ Strained chuckle ] Has this happened before?

[ Shakily ] Mm-hmm. I wish you would have told me. You had other stuff on your mind, like ensuring you kept your job saving lives. The life I want to save most right now is yours.

[ Sighs ] Is it… is it a loss of sensation, or is it the opposite? Do you feel pain? Uh, it’s, uh, more like a shortness of breath and — and a-a-a twinge in my chest.

[ Inhales deeply ] It happened the first time not — not long ago. Tracy [Chuckles] Came up with a cure for it.

[ Clears throat ] She ticked me off on purpose so bad that I forgot all about it. Yeah, that’s pretty on point. Well, I’m glad tracy was there. But I’m here now. You like it or not, we’re going to the hospital. No, no, no, no, no. We’re staying right here.

[ Clears throat ] You’re not on duty, detective. You can grieve, just like everyone else. I know. I’m sorry. It’s just — it’s not that simple. After the latest attempt on my father’s life… you think it was an inside job? Well, sonny sure is convinced. And he may be right. But what he doesn’t know is that it’s all part of a bigger investigation centering around a shipment of illegal missing weapons. Okay, weapons, as in used in other crimes? So, you don’t think sonny was the only target? It’s looking that way. But now the fbi is involved with the lead investigator being john cates. Cates? Does that have anything to do with stone? Yeah, stone’s older brother. And guess what — he and sonny, of course, they have a long-standing beef with each other. Oh, no. And you still haven’t told sonny yet, have you? So, sonny doesn’t know? Sonny doesn’t know what? You’re not welcome here. I came for my sister. Surely you can understand that impulse. It’s your call, laura. Thank you. Don’t thank me.

[ Door closes ] I must admit, I wasn’t expecting quite that level of hostility. How can you expect anything else?

I know that you’re hurting right now, but you’ve always found serenity and purpose in the classroom, and when you discovered art history, a whole new world — I get it. Education is important to you. It’s important to you. But how does that help spencer? He died saving my life. Honey, honey, now is not the time to make any life-altering decisions. He would want you to live your life. But what about his life? His future? His — his — his purpose? It’s all gone. Spencer is gone, and there’s nothing I can do to bring him back. Come here. Why did you refuse to go along with drew’s plan? Becaus e while drew hasevery right to go after nina, I-I have other priorities. Be honest. You must have been tempted. I was. But then I thought about you and the kids. This family is more importantto me than anything, willow. I’m — I’m not going to risk that again. Thank you. Not only for saying that, but for backing it up with your actions. It means a lot. There’s more, isn’t there? Whatever it is, just — just say it. It’s not just the people under this roof that need healing. You and your father need it, too. You’ve hurt a lot of people. You have committed a lot of crimes. How — how do you not realize that when people see you, they still see… a monster? And what about you, sister? Is that how you see me, too? You know it’s not just the pcpd trying to figure out who’s targeting you. Right? Right. Jordan and anna are also looking into it. They making progress? What are you not telling me? My daughter might still be alive if it wasn’t for you! Heather, that’s not fair. Isn’t it?! Kevin tried to help esme — yes, as her therapist, but more importantly, as her uncle. Oh, right. I forgot the dutiful uncle, so loyal to his psycho brother, who I did everything in the world I possibly could to keep my baby from knowing! You can’t blame kevin for ryan’s crimes. It’s alright, elizabeth. Let her say her piece. Oh, thank you. You thought you could save him, didn’t ya?

[ Laughs ] What a god complex! So convinced that you could cure what ailed ryan that you did the exact opposite! You nursed him back to full strength so you could unleash him on the world again! I did everything I could to shield my daughter from that maniac. And then you go ahead and bring him back out into the world. You know what? They call me a criminal. Ha! It’s “good people” like you that destroy lives!

That was heather’s grief talking. You are not responsible for what your brother did or for what happened to esme or spencer. Oh, you have such a good heart, elizabeth. Just like franco did and those sweet boys of yours do. You’re always determined to see the best in everyone, aren’t ya? But you know better. Don’t ya, dr. Collins? She’s wrong. Come on, admit it! Every single word I just said here now is true. Visitation time’s up. Oh, come on, I just need a few more minutes. There’s one last thing that I have to say because my daughter can’T. Michael: I should probably get to the office. Oh, now you’re in a hurry to get to work. One mention of your father is all it takes, huh? I-I don’t know what to say, willow. You can’t avoid him forever. And it’s not like this is the first conflict you’ve had. Yeah, that’s an understatement. So? You patched things up before. You can do it again. Look, willow, last time it took over a year to reconcile. Okay, yes, but when it finally happened, you and sonny were getting along great. You even went to the island for his wedding. Yes, I did. We had a-a nice time. But look, that was before everything blew up. I haven’t seen or talked to my father since my grandmother’s funeral. There are hurdles to clear. Yeah. Big hurdles. Then clear them. You didn’t give up on us. Don’t give up on your father.

[ Sighs ] Come on. You know the drill. Ongoing investigation. I can’t tell you about it. But when there’s something to tell you, I-I’ll let you know. Alright, yeah, uh, well, I got some unfinished business back at the office, anyway, and I got to take care of it, so… I’ll see you later. Alright. Hey, dad. Just, uh, be safe, alright? I’m on it. Are you heading out? Yeah. Thank you for hosting. I know that your relationship with spencer was complicated. Well, my relationship with everybody is complicated. Obviously, I’m going to have security for you here, so when you’re ready to leave… straight back to your place. Alright. I’ll see you at home.

[ Sighs ] You think I messed up? No. No, I actually think it’s a good thing you didn’t tell your dad about the fbi investigation. Yeah, I don’t know if he’ll see it that way. You remember what a pain in the ass spencer was?

[ Chuckles ] You mean in general or… well, yeah, I just was thinking about more when he was younger. Yeah. Insufferable. [ Chuckles ] The ego on that guy. Well, eventually it became tolerable. And then lovable. I think a lot about that had to do with you. Me? Yeah. Spencer really looked up to you, cam.

[ Scoffs ] Get out of here. He had everything. Well, he didn’t have a stable home, and he didn’t have a lot of friends. People were naturally drawn to you. It wasn’t like that for spencer. He had to work on that. But he had a really good example in you. You wait for elizabeth. I’m gonna call a rideshare and head home. Hey. I thought the goal was to stick around for a while, make chase and brook lynn’s wedding. You know it is. Then why did you hide symptoms from me? I didn’t hide them from you. You didn’t tell me, either. I mean, maybe there’s something we could do. You know, maybe there’s a protocol or some physical therapy. There’s nothing, hamilton. It’s just… it’s just the way this disease goes. It eats away at you, little by little. Sometimes a lot by a lot. Hey, don’t you understand? I want to help. What’s the point of having a medical license if I can’t — can’t do something to help my own father? You don’t want to help me. Of course I do. You want to save me. And god, I love you for it. But you can’t save me, son. No one can. What can I do? You, or rather, we can have an honest, loving relationship where we don’t walk on eggshells. We don’t hide things from one another. Where we just are. Father and son. Can we stand here on this sacred ground and give that to each other? Yeah. Yeah, we can.

What becomes of my grandson, now that his mother is no longer here to protect him? Ace will be well taken care of. You have my word.

[ Scoffs ] God. Yeah, right. Just like you took care of esme? Laura loves her grandson. You can trust that he’s in good hands. Please. I’m counting on you. Keep an eye on them, please. Do bet ter by my grandsonthan you did by my daughter. Or there will be hell to pay. I’m ready. Oh, wait. Hold on. Can I escort you home? I have a driver, but thank you. In that case, I’ll say goodbye with the hope this sad occasion can mark a new beginning for us. I think spencer would want it that way. Would he? I’m not the enemy, laura. I’m your brother who cares about you and wants to do right by you. One day, I’m confident you’ll see that.

[ Door closes ] Brick, what do you got for me? Uh-huh. Alright. Um, let me know ’cause I, uh, want to know who the traitor is… so he can be dealt with permanently. How’d it go? It was interesting. I’ll tell you about it on the way home. Did your dad leave? Uh, he’s — he’s, uh — he’s waiting in the car. What’s wrong? What’s wrong? Um…you know, I-I know — I know what’s ahead of us with the als. At least — at least my head does. But your heart is having a hard time catching up. Seeing my dad struggle, knowing… he’s getting worse, and it’s getting worse right now — today. Wait. Did something happen? He’s okay. It’s just… finn, I’m so sorry. He’s a hard old boy, my dad. You know, he values his independence so much, but… …I think we have to face the facts my… …my father won’t be able to look after himself much longer. Well, I just want to say again thank you so much. You’re welcome. Get home safe. Okay. We will.

[ Sighs ] Well, you know, I wish we could have seen each other under not-such-horrible circumstances. Me, too. But I’m glad we did. Really? Really. How are you and dex? We’re fine. Really? Yeah. He makes me happy. Good. That’s all I want for anyone anymore. For the people I care about to be happy. And here. Yeah. It’s a real shame that we didn’t get that with spencer. Curtis: There she is. Hey, babe. Oh. Where are you going? Um, I’m just gonna take a walk by the lake. You want some company? I won’t be long.

[ Door closes ] Okay, so, why did you give it to me? Well, because every time I look at those figurines, I think about how much I missed you last christmas and how much I wanted you to know that I was thinking about you.

[Mumbles] What?

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