GH Transcript Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Terry: It’s your birthday. It is. A fact that you and i may be the only two people to notice. Well, happy birthday. Thank you. Any big plans? Just me and my couch and the remote. Sounds blissful, to be honest. In other good news, I’m not seeing any cause for concern in your blood work. Are you surprised? No. But you look a little pale, enough so that I wondered if anemia was at play, but your hemoglobin looks good. If I look pale, it’s because we’ve just slogged through winter. And like everybody else, I haven’t been outside much. Fair enough. And if I have any complaints at all, it’s cold hands and cold feet, but I’m assuming that that’s a measure of my age. And I have been a little lethargic lately. Is that an indication something’s going on? Am I sick? I’m not qualified to say. You’re co-chief of staff. Who’s more qualified than you? A psychiatrist.

[ Scoffs ] I can refer you to dr. Collins, if you’d like. What possible diagnosis could be going on in here? Depression.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hi, olivia. It’s sasha. Cody stepped out for a second. Should I get him? Oh, no, no, no, I just wanted to give cody the good news. Dante is being discharged. Really? That’s fantastic. Yeah, I was sure that cody would want to be filled in. Absolutely. He’ll be thrilled to know dante is coming home. You know what? Uh… while I have you on the phone, honey, are you at the house? I am at the stables. Why? Oh, well —

[ Sighs ] I was making mashed potatoes

and chicken parm for tracy’s birthday,

but now with dante and the kids coming home,

sam’s not going to be able to cook. I was thinking that, uh, you know, maybe I would bring them dinner instead and grab a cake to celebrate with tracy? Good idea. I could use your help. Okay. Well, I chopped up

the veggies, I made the potatoes,

but the chicken still hasn’t been made. You think, uh, you could get it started if I talked you through it? I can try. Your restraint. What happened to your restraint? Oh, you know, I think maybe I lost some weight after the surgery or something. I mean, my hands just slipped out. Your hands? Yep. Felicia, this is bobbie’s new manager, hunter crews. Nice to meet you. Likewise. This place is a favorite of mine, so expect to be seeing me a lot. Looking forward to it. Yes, felicia is one of our regulars. I used to work here when I was her age. We get a lot of customers come in from the hospital because it’s a very short walk and… got it. Trina: Okay, but I’m here if you need backup. I know. Thank you, baby. Slow and steady. Wins the race, every time.

[ Applause ] Choose advil liqui-gels for faster, strongerand longer-lasting relief than tylenol rapid release gels because advil targets pain at the source of inflammation. So for faster pain relief, advil the pain away. All of the things thatyou’re looking for in a pad, that is always discreet. Look at how it absorbs all the liquid. Oh my gosh! And locking it right on in. Look at that! Totally absorbed. I got to get some always discreet. How’s your brother? He’s — he’s good. Yeah. He’s, uh, actually, he gets to go home today. Oh, that’s fantastic. You must be so relieved. I am, yeah, every day he is awake and moving around, I feel a little bit better. I’ll bet. I was wondering if you might have a minute. Okay. I didn’t mean for you to find out about the whole deception /crimson thing like that. I hope you didn’t think I was keeping it from you. I didn’t really know what to think. I still don’T. Can I explain? See you soon. Cody. Hey. Comet must have spring fever. He gave us both a workout. Where’d you disappear to? I was up at the house. You left your phone on the table. I did, didn’t I? I answered a call from olivia. Oh, okay. Alright, well, what’d she say? Dante is being released from the hospital today. Woo-hoo! Yes!

[Cheers ] I am not depressed and I do not need a shrink. If you say so. I have a very full life. I’m the head of a company. Well, if I’m being honest, I am the majority shareholder in a company that I hope to give to my granddaughter someday, but it keeps me very busy. I’m sure it does. And if I — if I’m a little down or at loose ends sometimes, it’s because I lost my husband a little over two years ago, and it’s grief, and it takes as long as it takes. Absolutely. There’s no buzzer that will ring and say, that’s it, you’re done. Well, if there was, I’d ignore it. I am doing this my way and I — I don’t care what anybody else thinks. I know your family well enough to know that your husband hasn’t been your only loss. Both your parents, your brother alan, a legend here at gh. A nephew, a niece. That’s not unusual at my stage of life. That doesn’t make it easy. Look, your general health is good. All the numbers are in range. Maybe you need to get out more, be a little more active. A tennis club, a women’s golf league. Oh, no. There will be no popping of my collar, thank you very much. Then something else. Anything to keep your body moving and get you interacting with people of similar interests. I’ll keep it in mind. How’s that? I’ll take it. I need you in here, please. Is there a problem? Well, the patient’s restraints are loose, and she needs to be supervised at all times. Erin, erin, can you please come in here and tighten the patient’s restraints? Thank you. There you go. And I’m not going to say thank you, erin, though these are more comfortable than handcuffs. It is so good to see you not only out and about, but on your feet. That must be a record. He’s been working at it nonstop. It shows. Thank you so much. You know, I did not think that going out to grab a bite to eat would call for a hero’s welcome. Well, a lot of people were worried about you. We’re allowed to be happy about your recovery. Yeah, well, on the road to recovery. And in the fast lane, it looks like. Yeah, well, I will accept the applause and the encouragement. Thank you. I have to get back to the hospital. Keep up the good, and what I’m sure is very hard, work. Thank you. Felicia. See you. See you. Bye. Not exactly low-key are you? No, not about this. You didn’t just beat the odds, you defied them. I am so proud of you, dad.

Ah, sorry about the sweat. No problem. Dante is coming home, huh? That guy, I swear. I mean, we all thought he wasn’t going to make it. Now he probably set a record for getting released from the hospital the fastest. He is pretty amazing. Did olivia say anything else? She did, actually. She wanted to bring some food over to dante’s because sam won’t have time to cook, so she asked me to get her chicken parm started. But unfortunately, the chicken is spoiled. Eeh. You sure? Trust me, it won’t be much of a welcome home if dante and sam and all the kids get food poisoning. No. But I’m going to go back to the house and look in the fridge. I’m sure I can figure something out. You’re a good friend. It’s the least I could do after dante, you know, helped you rescue me from ferncliff. Yeah, no. I mean, he did. And you have every right to appreciate him, but I was I was actually talking about myself. You know, dante is my best friend, and you’re doing this for him. I appreciate it. I appreciate you. I appreciate you, too. Sorry to keep you waiting. Olivia: Don’t apologize. Yes, we know how busy you are. Oh, unlike you, who gets to relax all day, every day. Relax? What’s that? Beats me. Well, portia’s doing rounds, so I’m as good as you’re going to get. And that’s great, because I only need one chief of staff to sign off. What am I looking at here? It’s a contract that would put city employees on gh’s health plan. Oh, that’s great. I think so. What our illustrious mayor is leaving out is that this was a culmination of her efforts. How did you pull this off? Well, there was a little bit of arm twisting involved, but I happen to believe that the city employees deserve access to the finest possible health care. Because, after all, they are the ones who keep the city running, so they deserve it. Not every politician would make that a priority.

[ Sighs ] You again? Well, I can come back, if you’re not up for talking. No, no. It’s alright. Just, I’m not really sure where all these conversations are leading, except back to a prison cell. Alright. Do you know where you are? You need new material, doc. [ Chuckles ] I’m in the hospital. Specifically. General hospital in good ol’ port charles, new york. Do you know what day it is? I wish. This place is like a casino. No clocks, lights are on all the time. It’s like I’m a slot machine and you’re a five-card stud. See what I did there? Very clever. I know everybody thinks I’m dumb, but it’s not true. All the horrible things that I did weren’t because of stupidity. It was more like… I don’t really know how to describe it. Try. It was like — like my blood was on fire, and the only way I could put out that fire was to do something crazy. Or highly illegal. That too. Hey —

[ Laughs ] I’m glad my hip’s better. You must be in much less pain. And it’s not just that. Now when they throw me back in the slammer, at least I’ll be able to pace the yard. It’s the small things, doc. So pcu keeps bothering me about finding a new roommate, and I’m holding out hope. Yeah, um, I still don’t know what I’m going to do about the fall. I mean, the sorbonne’s holding a spot for me, but I-I can’t even think about going back to paris. I’m not sure if I want to go back to pcu, either. Well, luckily, you still have enough time to decide. Yeah, and I can hold out on housing for as long as necessary, seriously. Thanks. Of course. Anything for you. Honey, that’s a real friend.

Febreze man: I don’t about y’all, but when it comes to working from home, I gotta have every part of my house clean. That means tidying up, then spraying my febreze air mist, to leave every room smelling fresh and clean. With that done, it’s time to get to work.

La la la la la anthony: This making you uncomfortable?Good. When you’ve got type 2 diabetes like me, you have up to 4 times greater risk of stroke, heart attack or worse death. Even when meeting your a1c goal. Discomfort can help you act. I’m not trying to scare you. I’m empowering you… to get real with your health care provider. Talk to them about lowering your risk of stroke, heart attack or death. You got a little wet there,too, didn’t you, bud? Let’s get dry.

[ Clears throat ] Matriarch quartermaine. Oh, hard no to that nickname. Okey-dokey. What should I call you, then? Tracy, I told you. Right. I’m honored. Can I have a word? Sure. Clothed? Oh. Um, yes. Sorry about that. It’s, uh…um. Okey-dokey. Here we go. Uh, how can I help you? Um. How can you help me? How can you — oh, uh, yes. I, uh — I, uh… was speaking with somebody earlier today and was reminded that I really enjoyed riding. And now that spring has sprung — you want to get back up on that horse? Pun intended. Yeah. Yes. Um, so I haven’t actually ridden any of the horses that we have now, so I want one with a sweet temper and an easy gait. Don’t we all? Right, well, why don’t you make yourself useful and help me make a selection? Alright, follow me. So you gonna go talk to him? No, no. And I-I don’t intend to wait on him, either. Josslyn, I have been out of the pi game for a minute, and I’m guessing you and dex aren’t together anymore? Ooh, very astute. What do you think your grandmother would say? About my relationship status? I mean, kelly’s — now bobbie’s — has always been a place where everyone felt welcome. Do you think she would want a customer ignored? Come on, that’s not fair. He’s not wrong. It is the hospitality business, right? Okay, fine. I will ask hunter to wait on him. Whoa. She’s the new manager. Manager? Yeah.

[ Exhales deeply ] Be an adult. I’m sorry the first you heard of my deal with deception was in an office with maxie and nina. Yeah, definitely caught me off-guard. I just — I assumed that if you had something that big coming up, that you would… tell me. I would have. Okay, I should have. But the first time I was approached by the deception team, nothing came of it, so I didn’t say anything, because I didn’t think anything was going to happen this time either. And then all of a sudden, it was done before I even had time to wrap my head around it. I wasn’t keeping it a secret from you, I swear. I get it. It’s okay. I was just… you know, the whole thing just blindsided me, honestly. But I can say that this is very cool for you, and I think this is great. It’s gonna really broaden your demographic. I just hope raising my profile will help my music career. Yeah, why wouldn’t it? I don’t know. It was a bumpy ride getting there, but the music world, I understand. Fashion and beauty world is a big unknown. Well, fortunately, you’ll have maxie. There is no one better than her. I mean, she’s savvy and she’s chic, and she’s also just so human, you know? Yeah, I do. Maxie’s great. When I’m not so sure of is me, and I’m — I’m not sure I’ll fit in with what people consider hot or pretty or trendy. Ally, you’re beautiful. You’re hot. And trendy? Well, who cares? I mean, that could change in the morning. I guess I’ll find out. But for now, my mom thinks it’s smart to keep my private life private. Is that going to be a problem for us? It’s official. Congratulations, mayor collins, and thank you. It’s my pleasure. And since I’m covering this for the invader, do you have any comment? Public relations isn’t really my strong suit. Can you make something up? Funny you should ask, because I’ve already drafted something up. Precise and to the point. Uh, on second thought, maybe I should have our public relations office come up with something. Let’s pretend… yeah? …The restraints don’t exist. You mean these guys? Gone, and the doctors and warden have told you that you are free to go wherever you want, do whatever you want. What would that look like? I think about that all the time. Do you? But it’s not what you’d expect. Try me. Okay, first thing I’d do? I would go and put flowers on my daughter’s grave. Then…I’d remember she’s not in it, so I’d go and I’d take those same flowers to that woman whose husband I killed. You know, the one who’s really beautiful. Sasha corbin. Yes. And I’d give them to her instead. And then if your brother had a will and left me something in it, which, spoiler alert, he didn’T. Well, let’s say that he did. Then…

[ Voice breaking ] …Buy a tiny, little house with a yard where my grandson could play. You know, I’d even get one of those playgrounds, you know, the simple kind with the swing, slide, and monkey bars. But, I mean, what good is it to torture myself with — with things that are impossible?

[ Exhales shakily ] I’m sorry. No, that’s enough for today. I’ll be back.

[ Door closes ] And what do you want? Is that how you talk to all the customers, or am I just lucky? What would you like today, sir? A lot of things I know I can’t have, so I’ll settle for a coffee and a grilled cheese, please. It’s coming right up. Dr. Robinson. Oh. Hi, kevin. I was just in with heather webber.

[ Sighs ] My apologies for that. Yes. I see, uh… a change in her since her surgery. The difference is, to be honest, quite striking. A-a difference in heather? You know, maybe you should try telling that to someone who didn’t almost lose their daughter to that madwoman.

So I plan on riding a few times a week. You won’t regret it. My thighs might. Nah. You’ll be back in riding shape in no time. That’s it? What? You’re not going to try to discourage me? Tell me I’m too old, too fragile, I might break a hip?

[ Chuckles ] I’ve been around long enough to know that tracy quartermaine is a lot of things, and fragile ain’t one of them. Glad you’re paying attention.

[ Door opens ] Tracy, hi. Hi, sasha. Not used to seeing you in the stables. Well, you better get used to it. Yep. You got to listen to the man. I plan on getting back in the saddle… pun intended. Good for you. So is this where you’ve been spending your time? I like horses, so I asked cody to put me to work. Well, I’d rather be here, too. But I am sorry that things didn’t work out with you and deception. Thank you. And I really appreciate you going to bat for me. I hope I didn’t seem ungrateful. I just realized that I don’t want to spend my days getting my picture taken. Well, that is definitely your prerogative. And I give you credit for making that decision and not going along with what everybody else wants. See you soon.


[ Door closes ] That tracy. All bark, no bite. Yeah, no, there’s plenty of bite, but she does have her moments. Yes, she does. You know, when I was, uh — when I was sitting in that wheelchair, I felt so hopeless. I mean, you know, I knew I wasn’t the man that I was before, and, um, society didn’t help either. What do you mean? I got to know what it was like to be disabled in this world. Even if it was unintentional, you get the elbows to the face, you get drinks spilled in your lap. Even at my own club, the disrespect was real. I’m so sorry that you had to go through all of that. I’m not. I’m not sorry. It was a wake–up call, honey. It made me realize that I’m always going to be me, always, no matter whether I’m seated, whether I’m standing, or somewhere in between. And no one should be made to feel small — no one. Wife! Husband. And what is this dynamic duo up to? Oh, you will read about it tomorrow in the invader. Possibly the next day, depending on how fast the hospital’s pr can draft an appropriate comment. So the contracts are signed? They are signed, sealed, and delivered. From now on, the city employees will have access to gh’s health plan. Congratulations. I know the work you put in to make this happen. Yeah, I have to admit, it feels really good. So, are you headed home or back to city hall? Uh, no, actually, I thought that since I’m here at the hospital, I should go visit heather. You know, sort of fulfill my webber family duties. You’re too good. I am, aren’t I? Yeah, yeah. Find me after. I will. Okay. I love you. Love you. Alright. Have a good one. Uh, alexis, do you have a moment? I was wondering if I could run something by you, just to get a legal opinion. Now, you know that i cannot advise you legally. However, I can speak to you as a friend who has read a few books. Fair enough. So, hypothetically, let’s say someone has been convicted of horrible, heinous crimes. But we’ve since learned that there were mitigating circumstances, something that wasn’t known during the trial — not because someone hid it, but because no one knew it existed. You’re talking about heather webber? Thank you. Mm-hmm. Is that an employment packet? It is. Wow. I didn’t realize that they had agencies for bodyguards. Trying out a new line of work. You’re working for the port charles police department?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Phone call from the boss? Sorry

Ah, man. What? Nothing. I was just reminded of our first photo shoot, remember? How could I forget? I had the most handsome co-model. The alpaca, of course. Yeah. Yeah, he was adorable. Cody! Mama q, what’s good? What is this? It’s shepherd’s pie. The chicken was bad. No, no, I know what it is. In all fairness, that is — that is what you asked. I mean, who made it? Where did it come from? Sorry, just… josslyn jacks, at a loss for words. This is crazy. You’re going to go from working for sonny to working for the police? Quite the leap. Yeah, it’s reckless and stupid. Well, you’re assuming they’ll turn me down, but they actually invited me to apply. They’ll accept my military service in place of a college degree. All I have to do is take the test. But who knows? Maybe I’ll fail it. You’re not going to fail the test. And you can’t possibly think that this is a good idea. Why not? Because it makes you even more of a target for sonny. We can’t all be doctors, joss.

[ Scoffs ] What’s that look? Is something wrong at school? Not hungry? Mm. Yeah. My appetite’s been pretty weak these days. Besides, it’s this place as well. I thought you liked the food here. Yeah, I do. The food’s amazing. It’s just — I don’t come here as much since, you know… right. You and spencer used to come here a lot. Do I sound ridiculous? I can’t even have lunch with my own dad like a normal person. No, you don’t sound ridiculous. You sound like someone whose heart’s been broken. As long as we can be our authentic selves, be who we are when we’re with our friends and our family, that is enough for me. Are you sure? Because all I’ve done with deception so far is sign a contract. I can pull out of the deal. You would — you would blow this deal up for me? That’s the least of what I’d do for you. No. This could be huge for your career. Don’t get me wrong. I want to be successful. But I also want to be happy. And you? You make m e happy.

[ Laughs ] I’m sorry I haven’t been to visit more often. Well, why would you? I mean, you’re the mayor. I’m a convict. You got a city to run, and I… don’T. Yeah, well, but, you know, technically we’re family, right? I mean, we’re connected through our grandson. Speaking of, is he going to be calling you “mom” or “grandma”? I mean, now that you and kevin have adopted him. Um, yeah. I tell you, I haven’t even thought about that one yet, but I think I actually have a little bit of time before I have to cross that bridge. Yeah, yeah. I wonder what his first words are going to be. I used to wonder that about esmé, too. You know, you’re looking really well. How are you feeling? Well… I’m not in nearly as much pain. Oh, good. Good. From my hip, anyway. Is there something else bothering you? Not physically. But I can’t stop thinking about the disaster that is my life.

[ Voice breaking ] Laura, what have I done?

[ Crying ] Cobalt poisoning from an artificial hip? It sounds like fiction, I know, but it’s real. The official name is “metallosis.” Well, there is legal recourse. It’s called post-conviction relief. Now, some say it can be abused, and I know the governor has tightened up some loopholes over the years. So in the event of, say, a forced confession or coerced guilty plea or suppressed evidence or evidence that hasn’t been discovered until after the fact, yes, the case can be reopened. So it’s a possibility? A real one. Please, please, please, don’t tell me that you’re considering letting heather webber skate on multiple homicide charges. I miss spencer all the time, but it’s worse in places where we used to be together, especially here. And it seems normal, like, in an instant, like a literal split second, I’ll forget, and the door will open and I’ll look up, thinking that he’s going to be there. And then… and then he’s not. Honey, I know our situations are different, but you know how I had to learn how to walk again? Yeah. You’re going to have to do something similar. How?

[ Sighs ] Well… it’s going to take patience, grace, it’s definitely going to take time. But, honey, broken hearts, like broken bones, do mend themselves together again. Now, maybe not as strong as they once were, in some ways, but miraculously stronger in others. I so want to believe you. That’s okay. I got enough faith for the both of us. Trina, honey, you will love again, and you will be loved again. And I can say that with utmost certainty. Yeah, but you have to say that, because you’re my dad. No, because there’s no one on this planet more deserving of love than you. School’s fine. I — I just, you know, I’m not sure that pre-med is for me anymore. Since when? I’ve been rethinking a lot of my decisions lately. I just thought you wanted to be a healer, that’s all. Well, you can heal the world in plenty of other ways. I mean, look at what pre-med did to adam. Yeah, but you’re not adam. Well, I also see how hard trina’s mom works, and the patients aren’t always grateful, or even good people. Patients like cyrus renault?

[ Scoffs ]

I used the potatoes and vegetables you had already prepped, and I found some ground beef in the fridge. I hope that’s okay. Okay? I can’t tell. Did that mean okay or not okay? It’s amazing! It meant okay. Thanks, cody. Really? Really? Absolutely. Absolutely. It looks delicious. Okay, great. I mean, sam and dante and the kids are going to be so psyched, a, to have a home-cooked meal and, b, that it’s not one of my standard recipes that I’m sure they’re very sick of. It does smell good. Brando always liked it. How could he not? Honey, thank you so much, truly. Hey, you’re welcome. I’m happy to help. Well, I am going to go deliver this. I’ll make sure you get the credit. See you later. See you later, mama Q. Bye. Bye. Wow. You just racking up the hidden talents, aren’t you? You got selling beauty products, ax throwing, shoveling horse manure, now, chef extraordinaire. What’s next? I’m no slouch at curling or ice fishing either. No. This, I gotta see. Stick around, and you just might. Oh, good lord. Ready? Yeah. Let’s do this. Okay. Okay. One step. Yep, yeah. Look at that. Look at that. He’s cool. I got this. There we go. And he’s standing up straight. You know. Posture. Anything else? Nope. This looks great. Portia: This is insane. You have to know this, right? Kevin: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Just listen to what we’re saying. I’m listening. I’m listening to everything you’re saying. It makes no sense. Clearly I’m interrupting. Everything okay? Everything’s fine, really. How was your visit with heather? Uh, well, actually, it was surprisingly calm and uneventful. Have you noticed a change in heather? I would love to get your thoughts about her progress. You want my thoughts on heather webber? Yeah. Let me see. Laura, don’t try to sell me on this poor, misunderstood heather webber. That woman is a murderer, and she pulled one over on everyone. And you want to let her do it again? Of course, this is very personal for you. Of course it’s personal for me. Kevin was just asking me if there was any legitimate legal reason — no, no, no. No, I don’t want to hear it. I don’t want to hear any of that, especially from you, alexis, considering you don’t even practice law anymore. And after this, I think I’m seeing why. Don’t hold back. No, I won’t, because I don’t care. I don’t care how nice or changed or victimized heather seems to be to you. How much time have you actually spent with her? How much time have you actually spent with that woman? A moment here, a moment there. Why don’t you try being me or a member of my staff who’s actually had to deal with her unhinged madness 24/7. And just so you know, this doesn’t even touch on the pain that it has caused my family and countless other families. So you know what? You want to bring her case in front of a judge and a jury? I want you to do it, because I’ll fight it. I will fight you with every breath that is in my body.

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