GH Transcript Thursday, February 15, 2024

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Oh, good. You’re here. It’s where I live. Somewhere else I should be? Of course not. It’s just you weren’t here late last night when I went to bed, and… with everything going on, I — I was just worried that maybe something happened. Where were you? Out.

[ Grunts ] Huh. The guards were pretty quiet about where you were. Please tell me dex was with you, at least. I don’t want to hear that name.

[ Knock on door ] Josslyn: Dex, are you in there? Oh, my god. I have been so worried. I haven’t been able to reach you. Where were you last night? You haven’t talked to your mom today? No, I’ve been busy. I haven’t been able to call her back. Why? What happened last night? I am so, so sorry. I-I woke up not feeling great, and then I fell back asleep, and I totally forgot that we had plans. It’s fine. Don’t worry about me. You do look a little green around the gills. How are you doing? Uh, well, morning sickness is, uh, no joke. I kind of thought it would be no big deal and I’d be able to handle it and fine, but, oh, my god, it’s like my — my head will not stop pounding, and — and the room is spinning, and it feels like the ground is actually, like, moving underneath my feet. That sounds awful. You should lay down. I can make some tea. Oh, that would be great. Oh, wait. Before you go, uh, I have something really important that I need to tell you. Whatever you need to tell me can wait. For now, just let me take care of you. Hi, kira. I got here a little bit early, so I got us a spot in the alcove, and I was wondering, do you want me to order you a coffee, or…? Oh. No, of course I understand that. That’s fine, but we should reschedule soon because I have an opportunity that’s going to be great for — hello? Kira? Hello? Stood up again? Hi, I’m on my way into the station soon. Okay, but jordan’s coming in because she wants an update on the investigation into the stolen wsb weapons. Right, and I think we have to move on that asap, because I think there’s urgency to that situation. Oh, let me guess, the fbi is cool with the pcpd investigating until they’re not, basically? Exactly. I don’t know when they’re gonna pull the agreement. Okay. Anna. Anna, you still there? Yeah. Sorry. I-I have to go. I’ll — I’ll see you soon. Hi. It’s been a while. And from the look on your face, it hasn’t been long enough. I have to make a work call. I’ll be in my room if you need me. Hey, I’m fine. Hey… thank you.

[ Knock on door ] There’s someone here to see you. Let him in. Hello, judas.

Good morning, detective. Morning. I’m here to get an update on the metro court shooting investigation for the mayor’s office. Have there been any new developments? Uh, yeah. Anna’s gonna be here shortly, but I don’t think she’ll mind me telling you that there is nothing new from the fbi. Why doesn’t that surprise me? They may say we’re working together, but they’re not gonna give up any of their info unless it helps them. No, uh, they’re keeping their cards pretty close to the chest. But, look, we know sonny was the target. We know the only person who can identify the shooter is o’neill because he’s the one who sold the shooter the illegal weapon. And he is in pentonville, at least for now. What does that mean? Is o’neill going somewhere? No, not that I know of, but it wouldn’t surprise me if agent cates wanted to have him transferred out of our jurisdiction so the feds could have sole control over him. As disappointing as that would be, there is an argument for o’neill to be in protective custody to keep him safe. Well, that’s pretty convenient for cates. Yeah, well, it’s pretty obvious agent cates isn’t too happy to have to work with the pcpd on this. Look, according to o’neill’s lawyer, he’s refusing to cooperate with us on his gun trafficking, but I still feel like there’s a deal to be made there. I mean, this guy’s facing some pretty serious charges. Maybe his, uh, self-preservation instincts will kick in. We need to offer him something in return. Which, as of now, the fbi won’t authorize. Which is too bad, because, given o’neill’s line of work, he could be a pretty valuable witness against a lot of criminals. Criminals who are in prison right now who might know that he’s talking to us, and I don’t know that he’d want to take that chance going in there. And if something happens to o’neill… there goes our only lead. I hadn’t expected to see you here. I live here now — again — till I can find somewhere more permanent. I just had breakfast. Guess that makes sense. I don’t know whether you heard, but I got reinstated as police commissioner. I had heard that, yeah. Congratulations. Must be nice to have a badge back. Yes, it is. Anyway, I wanted you to hear it from me. Why? Because of what happened to charlotte? Yes. Do you want an update on charlotte? Is that why we struck up this conversation? One of my contacts have canceled a meeting. No big deal. It happens all the time. Contacts? Don’t you mean friends? Trusted writers, editors, and photographers — people you’ve been working with for years? People who would always jump at a call from you before. Have you been able to get any of them on the phone recently? What did you do? It was simple, really. All I did is I put the word out… that they’re absolutely free to work with you on your new endeavor, but if they do, they’re never gonna be working with aurora ever again. So you forced them not to work with me. Forced? No. I just…gave them a choice. And judging by the fact that you’re sitting alone at this table, I think it’s pretty clear that they are not as inclined to play with fire as you are. Well, you must not have a lot of faith in carly running crimson and beating me fair and square. Are you really that threatened by a little competition?

[ Chuckles ] What competition? And speaking of carly, all she wants right now is for you to be out of our lives completely, so… if I can make that happen and I can make you pay at the same time, all the better. Here we go. Ginger tea should help soothe your stomach. Thank you. Wow, that actually smells amazing. Which is a really good start, because it’s not making me nauseous, and everything has been making me nauseous, so it’s a step in the right direction. Just give it a second to cool down. In the meantime, hold out your arm. Why? Just trust me. Okay. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] The pressure okay? Yeah, that is really relaxing. Good. Okay, let me try another place. How’s that? I think that’s actually — that actually made the room stop spinning.

[ Chuckles ] Where did you learn how to do this? On the road. Oh. Traveled with a lot of pregnant women, did you? Ha, ha. Hardly. But a ton of hungover musicians. Mm. It’s all lights and glory onstage, and then there’s hell to pay the morning after. Well, I am genuinely glad you learned how to do that, because I feel so much better, and that was really fast. So, thank you, miracle worker. Okay, let’s not get carried away. But now that the room isn’t spinning anymore, what did you want to talk to me about? Oh, uh, it’s about molly. Is everything okay? You guys didn’t get into a disagreement about your pregnancy, did you? No, no. Nothing like that. Um… molly knows about us. I knew something was wrong when I couldn’t get ahold of you last night. This is — is exactly what I have always been afraid of since I learned you were working with michael. Are you okay? Did he hurt you? No, not really. His men roughed me up a little bit, but it could have been a lot worse. I thought I was never gonna see you again. If your mom hadn’t shown up when she did — well, thank god she figured it out. She saved your life. I’ve never been so happy to see anyone. Not that sonny made it easy. He tried to get his men to take her to her car, but she flat out refused to go. Look, I’m really sorry. I know that you believed in him, but this is who he is and this is what he does. He uses people, and he thinks that everyone else should forgive him over and over again, but the second he thinks someone’s betrayed him, he will turn on them. No, I get it, okay? Sonny knew I had been paid off. He just wasn’t sure by who. Pointed a loaded gun at me and tried to get me to talk. The only reason I was still breathing when your mom got there is ’cause he wanted that information before he killed me. Did my mom tell sonny that you were originally working with michael? No, he figured it out. He knew your mom didn’t have the money to pay me the bonuses that michael had. All your mom did was confirm it. Well, sonny’s never gonna trust you again. No, he won’T. Which means… you’re free. Dad, I’m not — I’m not gonna make excuses. Well, there’s no excuse for what you did, michael. Okay, I, uh… I hired dex… right. …From a security firm. And I paid him to infiltrate your organization and — and gather incriminating evidence against you and give it to me. I… I wanted to be the one to send you to prison. Because you wanted me to suffer, I get it. But why? Because mom risked her life and her freedom to run your organization when you were in nixon falls. I had amnesia in nixon falls. Why does everyone forget that? I know, but when you came back, you cheated on her with nina. And not — and not only that, you sided with nina when she was suing me and — and willow for visitation with wiley. Y-y-you… I didn’t recognize you anymore. I didn’t — I didn’t see my father, I just… I-I convinced myself that you needed to pay. You didn’t go through with it. No. In the end, I couldn’T. I couldn’t do it.

[ Sighs ] Because, dad… sending you to prison, it would tear the family apart, and I couldn’t do that to my siblings, and I couldn’t do that to you. In the end, my — my loyalty to the family was — was stronger than my need for revenge. What do you know about loyalty, michael?! Stabbing your father in the back!

I know that you and carly wish that I would just vanish into thin air, but how exactly are you going to manage that? Because I’m not leaving port charles anytime soon. Of course you’re not, because that would be the decent thing to do, just to kind of slink out of town in shame, never come back. You know, drew, port charles is my home. You might have caused a little setback to my plans to start my own magazine, but this hotel is mine, so I don’t want to hear any more threats from you, idle as they may be. You misunderstand me, nina. I’m not threatening you. I’m offering to buy your share of the metro court. Dad, I know you feel betrayed, and you have every right to… …but I was in a position to get the revenge that I wanted, and I didn’t — I didn’t go through with it. So you want — you want credit now for change of heart? You still tried to take me down, michael. I know, and I’m admitting to it. Then why didn’t you come to me as soon as you called it off? Own up to it, instead of bringing your mom into the equation. I hadn’t planned that. She just figured it out. And I already decided I wasn’t gonna turn you in, so mom came up with a plan for us to work together to keep you protected and safe. That’s what we wanted. That’s what we all wanted. Dex, too. What about last night, michael? What kind of man sends his mother in to clean up the mess? I-I — [ Scoffs ] I didn’t send mom, okay? And I had no idea you were closing in on dex. I was — I don’t — I don’t want to hear any more. You had every chance to come tell me the truth. You were in my office, you were — you were — we were hugging. You said, you know, you hate the distance. But it wasn’t about the distance. You were out to get me. I wasn’t out to get you. I was — I was working to protect you, dad. What about your sisters? Donna and avery? How do you think they would feel growing up without a father? They’re your sisters. I know. I-I did — I did think about them, dad. And at the time, I thought that they would be better off if you were behind bars. It’s not your call to make, michael. What about wiley and amelia? How do you think they would feel without you in their lives anymore? I don’t know what I would’ve done if something had happened to you. Watching trina go through this with spencer, it’s terrible. She’s not even herself. I couldn’t do it. I can’t lose you. I love you. Last night, I had a pit in my stomach when I couldn’t find you, and to know that I was right to feel that way… all I want for you is to be safe. Not just today and tomorrow, but always. I wish it were easy to make that happen. My mom had to have told sonny that you were protecting him, you were not betraying him. She did, but it doesn’t matter. Look, in sonny’s eyes, I still lied. And now I know way too much about him and his organization. How can I make a clean break when sonny will never let me walk away knowing everything I know?

This isn’t easy for me. I’m really trying to respect your privacy and — and to be patient, but… hiding how we feel about each other whenever other people are around, it’s just — it’s not really a way to build a relationship. Is that what we are? A relationship? Oh, did you think that I would just let anyone see me like this?

[ Laughs ] Yeah, I think it’s safe to say we’re in a relationship. Just think about it, nina. I mean, you want to start your own magazine, right? That’s gonna take some capital — the kind of capital you would get if you sold half of a hotel. And, look, this offer isn’t coming out of nowhere. I mean, it wasn’t that long ago that you offered to sell your shares to carly. Oh, but that was before you and carly took crimson away from me and I found out how vindictive you two are. Well, you did all that to yourself, nina. You gotta take responsibility for your choices. Oh, good. Another lecture. I will pay you fair market value for your half of the metro court. Not a chance. Now, if you want to buy something nice for your girlfriend, besides a magazine that she has no earthly idea how to run, I suggest jewelry. I’m not going anywhere. I’m not comfortable giving you all the details. Just know that she’s home and she’s settling in nicely, and I promise I’ll keep you informed. Thank you.

[ Nina and drew arguing indistinctly ] Uh, will you excuse me? Yes, of course. Calm down. Nina, there’s no reason to get so worked up. Don’t you dare tell me how to behave. Nina, everything all right? No! Drew thinks that he can take my share of the hotel from me. There has to be another way to gain access to o’neill and keep him in port charles under our custody. Yeah, I don’t see that happening. The feds want us to stand down as it is. On the gun charges, yes, so we need to come at it from a different angle. Okay. Like what? Maybe we get him on charges unrelated to the shooting, something that doesn’t involve the feds and would be solidly in our jurisdiction. What, like some unpaid parking tickets or something? Preferably a felony. What is the likelihood that an arms dealer has been involved in another crime here in port charles? I’d say the likelihood is pretty high. You don’t go from upstanding citizen to gun runner overnight. Exactly. So we need to go over every case in the last six months involving firearms, track all the weapons, and see if it leads back to our friend in pentonville. Yeah, we’ve been there, done that. Nothing. Okay, then go back even longer, a year or more. Do whatever you have to do. Because even if o’neill is placed in protective custody, he still has a target on his back.

[ Cellphone rings ] Falconeri. Wait, what? All I can say is, again, I changed course. Dex was already inside. So mom and I, we just — we made sure that — that dex was — was keeping you safe. That little rat lied to me. You can hate that I paid dex to keep you safe all you want, but you have to admit that if it wasn’t for him, you might be dead right now. I don’t have to admit anything, michael. You came to rely and trust dex. If… for me to — to say something, tell you the truth, it — it would’ve accomplished nothing, but it would’ve ruined everything. Stop trying to make yourself look good. You didn’t just lie because you were worried about me. You lied to protect yourself. Okay. Plain and simple. Admit it. Dad, I — yes, I — I came to — to really like that our relationship was — was — was good again. I didn’t — I didn’t want to lose that. Yeah, well, you lost it the day you hired dex to destroy me. I get that you’re angry… and I-I hope, eventually, you’ll be able to see why I did what I did and you’ll be able to forgive me, dad, but this isn’t just about our relationship. What is it about, mike? It’s about you and how you’re pushing everybody away, because… dad, without dex, without me, and especially without mom, who do you have? Do you… do you want to end up alone? Dex: There are no good options for me here. Sonny will never trust me again, so my time in his organization is over. Exactly. So maybe this is the clean break that we’ve been waiting for. It’s not that simple, joss. You think sony’s just gonna forget about what I did to him? Sonny hates a lot of people. I can live with that if you can. It’s not about what we can live with. Sooner or later, one of sonny’s rivals is gonna figure out that he’s cut me loose and try to take advantage. All of these guys talk, so when they try to use me to get to him and I refuse, they’re gonna have it out for me, too. I hadn’t considered that. And if it’s not the mob, the da or the feds could find an excuse to bring me in and try to get me to flip on sonny. The only way he can guarantee that I won’t talk is to eliminate me. Well, if that’s true, then why did he let you go last night? I don’t know. Maybe he’s just telling your mom what she wants to hear. He knows she won’t let anything happen to me because of us. Regardless, he wouldn’t want to involve her in a crime. Maybe sonny decided to walk away last night… finish the job later, without any witnesses. You’d do anything for me, right? Yes. Then run.

I hate to ruin the mood here, but I think this is all about to get much harder. That sounds ominous. My mother has been wanting to visit me here in port charles, and I’ve been putting her off, but I finally ran out of excuses. She’ll be here next week. That’s fine. Uh, yeah. Don’t worry about, uh, us seeing each other while your mom is here. Uh, a lot of stuff to get done at the pub, and, uh, I certainly could use the time to get caught up on stuff with the center, too, um… so we’ll just take a little break, and then, uh, we can pick up right where we left off when your mom is back on the plane heading home. I hate this. You’re being so understanding, and, somehow, it’s just making this worse. I don’t want you to feel like you have to hide. Well, I’m not the one hiding. Yeah, well, good luck getting your magazine up off the ground, ’cause I love rooting for the underdog. So much for mr. Nice guy. He really thinks he has you wrapped around his finger. You don’t have to sell him the metro court. You know that, right? Well, who knows? I mean, he basically crushed my idea to start my own magazine, and he barely had to try. Hey. Hey. I saw you sitting over here. I just wanted to say congratulations on being named the new police commissioner. Thank you, yes. Actually, I’m just on my way to the station. I’m not gonna hold you up. I just wanted to say that, um… I’m happy for you that things are going well. Yeah. And you? I’m making progress. What kind? And at what cost? Go. Today. Right now. Get a head start before anybody even realizes you’ve gone. You can hide without sonny finding you, right? I am not leaving. I can’t lose you. You’re not gonna lose me. I’m coming with you. No, absolutely not. No, we talked about this last year. Okay, you would be giving up your family, your friends, your future as a doctor. I won’t let that happen. Your whole world is here. It’s my life, so it’s my choice. I cannot lose you. Not after everything we’ve gone through. Joss… …you are everything to me. But you would be giving up your life here for nothing if I run… with or without you. This is insane. You were just trying to protect sonny, and now he wants to kill you for it. Somebody tried to kill you twice now, and whoever gave that shooter inside information on your security, it was not dex, okay? He’s not the traitor. It’s someone else inside your organization. Why should I hear anything you have to say, michael? D-dad, don’t put yourself in any more danger just to get back at me, okay? Or isolate yourself so you have no one to confide in. You need somebody around you you can trust. That’s not your concern. You’re my father. Am I? Okay. All right. You know what? Yeah. You can push me away, you can push all of us away, but you — you’re gonna need someone to talk to. You can’t go through this alone. Catch all that? Unfortunately, I did. I’m sorry, sonny. It must hurt a lot, what michael did. Well, I — you know, I can go if you want, and we can pretend I was never here. Wait, wait. Can you stay?

I’m sorry, I didn’t — I didn’t mean that. I just — I’m not judging you, and I don’t even know your family. They’re great, actually. They’re just religious and old-fashioned. They were raised a certain kind of way to never talk about these kinds of things, so there’s a part of me that still feels like I have to protect them. I get that. I… I actually think a lot of people are in your position. I just hate that you feel like you have to protect them from the fact that you’re gay. Because I, personally, am thrilled that you’re gay, and I know a lot of other people would be, too.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you? What I mean is, I’m happy for you that you’re living your authentic life and being your true self, and if that happens to include you being gay, then all the better. Because I happen to think who you are is pretty damn wonderful. I feel the same way about you. I-I do want to respect, though, that coming out is your personal choice, and I can’t pressure you or anyone into making that decision. That’s your own to make whenever you’re ready. But that’s no way to build a relationship. No, it’s not. Then I know what I have to do. I’m gonna tell my mom about you and me. It’s time my family knows the truth. I can’t believe I let drew get to me, even that little bit. You know, that’s what he wanted. I just couldn’t help myself. He can really push your buttons, huh? You know what? It’s just not that he offered to buy my share of the hotel. It isn’T. It’s just slowly dawning on me, valentin, that I am never going to get a magazine to rival crimson off the ground. It’s just not gonna happen. It’s too much. Even if drew hadn’t scared everyone away from working with me, it’s just too huge of an undertaking. I’m just going to have to swallow my pride… and, as much as it hurts, accept defeat. I can’t believe you’re giving up this easy. On the magazine? On evening the score with drew and carly. ‘Cause I’ve been thinking… there may be another way. I shouldn’t have said that. It’s none of my business. But you clearly have an opinion on me. I value your opinion, so please let me hear it. I don’t have an opinion. It’S… I just was going back to the last conversation that we had, where you — you said you had regrets and that you wanted to get toxicity out of your life and move forward. Which is exactly why I offered to buy nina’s half of the metro court — to get her out of our lives completely. She seemed pretty upset by your approach. Well, that’s just part of getting the best deal possible. It’s the cost of doing business. Is it worth it? She’s a big girl. She can take it. I’m not talking about her. Well, I’m just gonna say this. You seem harsher to me than you once were. And — and you have every right. It’s understandable, especially where nina is concerned. But making her pay isn’t gonna bring you back what you’ve already lost. So I’ve been told. And… …you’re not the first person to tell me that I have changed recently. Okay.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Just — I have to take this. Will you just think about what I said? And maybe we can pick up this conversation later. Okay. Okay. Hey, there’s been a development. I can’t get into it over the phone, but it concerns a prisoner at pentonville. I’m on my way, okay? Oh, god. Let’s try this again, shall we? How you doing? Well, you know, I knew michael would come here. I even knew what he was gonna say and all his excuses. It just… it still hurts, you know, those words coming out of his mouth. Why did he even dare show his face here? He insists that dex did nothing wrong, that, uh… I still need dex’s protection. Well, he might have a point there. I mean, dex did save us in puerto rico. Without him, I don’t know that either one of us would’ve gotten off that island alive. And we still don’t know who the shooter was, so… you’re still vulnerable. You think I should still have dex in my organization after he betrayed me the way he did? It’s your call, of course. I’m just wondering, though… where dex would go if you cut him loose. I imagine he has seen a lot of things, heard a lot of things, things that could hurt you if they got out. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would love to get that information that’s rattling around in dex’s head. I know I have a problem. There’s a leak in my ship. You’re far from shore. How much water can you take on? Before we all go down? No, no, we’re not just gonna wait around until sonny decides to punish you for a betrayal that didn’t even happen. There has to be another way. Not that I can think of. I’ll talk to sonny. I’ll make him understand. He’s already made up his mind, joss. I don’t care. I have to talk to him. I have to try, okay? I’ll go right now. Let me do this for you, for us. I know better than to try to stop you once your mind is made up, so go ahead. But if it goes badly, just get out of there. I don’t want sonny getting angry at you, too. I can handle sonny. I’m gonna fix it. Just watch. If anyone can, it’s you. Stay right here, and I will be back as soon as I can.

[ Gun cocks ]

Despite what you obviously believe, I made my offer to buy the metro court in good faith. So you say. What I want to know is, why do you and carly insist on underestimating me? Do we? Over and over and over again, and I am sick of it, so listen to me carefully. Not only am i refusing your deal, but you’re going to regret that you ever messed with me in the first place. This is valentin cassadine. I have a proposal for you. Ali, no, no, no, wait. It was never my intention to — to pressure you into coming out to your mom or force you in any way — kristina, stop. You didn’t pressure me. If anything, you being so patient with me is what helped me make this decision. Okay, good. I’m grateful… for your support. I mean, for someone whose family was accepting of her for exactly who she is, you understand my situation far more than I would’ve expected. Well, I’m just trying to think about how I would want to be treated if I were in your position. And I appreciate that. But this isn’t only about my feelings for you, and it can’t be about living a lie to keep the peace in my family anymore, either. What you said today… made me realize I’m happy. Really and truly happy. And that’s nothing to hide. Hi. Hey. Okay, I got here as soon as I could. What’s going on at pentonville? A prison transport was attacked today, and a prisoner is dead. Who? Olivia jerome. Josslyn: I will get dante up here, and sonny will not like it, okay? This is an emergency, and I need to speak to sonny. Hey, josslyn. Hi. Is there something I can do for you? Hi. I need to talk to sonny right now. Well, I’m sorry, you just missed him.

[ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ]


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