GH Transcript Tuesday, April 16, 2024

General Hospital Transcript


GH logo

Transcript provided by Suzanne


[ Objects clatter ] Yeah. Yeah. Given the kind of day I’ve had, that tracks.

[ Sighs ] Great. This is the perfect end to a whole lot of perfect days.

[ Screams ] That’s how I fel t when I watchedthe deception spot on home & heart today. Thank you. Felicia: After watching lucy’s performance, I would have bet any money that she would be the one facedown on the floor. Are you kidding me? Lucy only knows where the floor is because sometimes she drops a gummy on it. You know, the word “star” was used to describe lucy’s performance today. By who? Lucy, of course. She might breathe the same air, but she’s not one of us. You know, if you’re not comfortable with it, you should know that it’s not a legal requirement. I just need a minute to live with the idea. Okay. I’ve got protection on all of my accounts and credit cards, but now I need to just upload my entire tax return and send it to the city council. Yeah, I know. It… it makes you feel vulnerable, doesn’t it? Well, as former police chief, it makes me feel stupid. And at risk. Well, if you decide not to do it, I won’t think any less of you. As a matter of fact, I think ned quartermaine, who was the last mayor — I don’t think he sent his tax returns to the city council every year, or maybe even any year, as far as I can remember. Well, I can’t say I blame him. Ned didn’t see the need for transparency. But when I took over as mayor, I felt that city business should be. So I turned my tax returns over to the city council every year, and in return, they accused me of all kinds of things, but never of being a crook. Well, if it’s okay with you, I’ll scan the documents myself. I don’t want them floating around the office. Look, you do whatever you want to do here. There is one more thing that I’d like to discuss with you, and, uh, it’s a little bit more of a touchy subject. Touchier than sharing my finances with a bunch of strangers? It’s about my brother. Martin? Cyrus. Ah! You want a break? Unless you want to carry me the rest of the way. Why’d I let you talk me into this? Because you love me and you missed running with me. I do. But I also hate you a little.

[ Both laugh ] Can we walk? Of course. We can also call a car and go home and have some pizza. Oh. Listen, a few more runs, and you’ll have your mojo back. I don’t think it’s ever coming back, no matter what I do. Hey, don’t say that. Look, I haven’t been exactly where you are right now, but I know how heavy grief can be. And it can weigh you down. And when you move, you get stronger and it gives your brain a chance to reset. Yeah, it’s like you’re fighting for survival, right? Yeah, that’s part of it. I appreciate you, joss. I mean, sometimes I get in a rut, but you just reminded me a way to get out of it. You’re the best friend I’ve ever had. And you’re the strongest person I know, and I just want you to be able to see it for yourself. You know? What can I say? I love you. I love you, too.

[ Both laugh ] And I miss running with you. And I miss living with you, and my dorm is so sad. We have to, uh, talk out here. Vip has taken over my office. Vip? Who’s more important than you? Avery. She’s doing her homework. Well, we can’t interrupt the acquisition of knowledge, that’s for sure. What do you got for me? A couple of my men met up with cates in the manner that we discussed. And the “meeting” was interrupted when a good samaritan drove up. So a good samaritan just happened to be driving around the waterfront? Yeah. But not before we finished the work we did on cates. Where was the work taking place? About a block away from your coffee warehouse.

[ Doorbell rings ] You must be isaac. Come on in.

[ Sighs ]

Mr. Chase. I apologize for keeping you waiting. I didn’t know you were. I thought dr. Kramer was keeping me waiting. Dr. Kramer was called to the er for an emergency consult, and he asked me if I could handle his late appointments, with your consent, of course. Well, I’m already here, so let’s do this. On the condition that you call me gregory and not mr. Chase. I can do that. Good. My appointments with dr. Kramer go almost exactly the same way every time. So this may be a nice change of pace. I’ll do my best.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Ah, it shouldn’t be hard. I know the drill. You’ll ask me, uh, have I had a fall since my last appointment? And if I did, how many times did I fall and how badly did I hurt myself? What were the circumstances just prior to the fall? Is there anything specific that may have triggered it? Oh, it wasn’t all that bad. Sasha slid in and saved the day, right? Yeah, sasha saved our sales, even dressed as stable hand, and scott ran interference with lucy, which earned him a distinguished service medal. Well, so why were you on the floor, facedown, yelling into a rug? I don’t know. I-I dropped some stuff, and when I got down on the floor to pick it up, I just sort of went with it. Oh, okay. I usually yell into a pillow. What’s going on? Uh, well, hmm, lately I just feel like there are maybe too many personalities around here. Oh, you must be talking about lucy, obviously, but is there a next runner-up? It’s really hard to rank them. But everyone’s tired of lucy. Tracy is tired of all of us. Sasha’s happy to pinch hit, but she’s tired of deception. And let’s face it, brook lynn is never tired of music management or planning her wedding, but deception is coming in a distant third on her priority list. So you’re taking care of the entire business yourself. You know, I can’t really blame brook lynn for being so focused on her wedding. I mean, chase’s dad is sick. Hey, the accountants say that deception is finally in the black. Although, you’d never be able to tell by looking at my checkbook. So while you’re taking care of everything at deception, who’s taking care of you? I do n’t know what cates wasdoing on the waterfront last night, but he paid the price for it. He turn up at gh? No. I did a discreet inquiry in the gh, mercy, and founders hospital, and there was no record of a cates being admitted. However, you know, my guys — I’m sure they roughed him up a little bit, but they didn’t break any bones. But the message was definitely sent. He’d have to be smart enough to get that, and john “jagger” cates is not smart at all. He has no loyalty. No guts. Do you know when his — when his brother, stone, was dying of aids, where was jagger? Nowhere to be found. You know why? ‘Cause he couldn’t handle it. So you stepped in? Yeah, I stepped in. I loved that kid, you know? And I’d do it again. And yet, cates doesn’t seem to be overflowing with gratitude. No, he just comes with hatred. There’s something wrong with the guy. There’s something missing. I can see that. But you know what? He’s not smart. But w-why is it hard for me to believe that he would think that I-I would be at the warehouse? Hm. I know why. Why? Jason. Still hard for me to believe jason is working with cates. Why? Jason came to my house and told me to my face that he is an fbi informant. The dots between cates and jason are not hard to connect. Sonny. I’m — I’m just saying! In my experience, sometimes you could connect the two wrong dots, and it could lead to presenting a very misleading picture. Which brings me to dex heller. Dex, I didn’t know that you were staying in town. It’s good to see you. Yeah, you too. So are you working, looking for a job? Dex actually applied to the pcpd. Oh. Wow. I wouldn’t have guessed that sonny and the pcpd would be in the same career path for anyone. Yeah, it’s — it’s a bit of a career curve ball. Yes. Pay is not great, but I want to see if I can make it happen. So is that why you’re taking a last workout before dinner? Can’t hurt. Okay, come on, guys. I know that you broke up, but I don’t know why. And by watching you two right now, I don’t think you know either.

You know, I have had my doubts about deception, but at least we’re still in business, and things are looking better every month. As far as taking care of myself goes, that is not going quite as well. Who are you, and what have you done with maxie? You used to never have trouble prioritizing self-care. You mean, I was selfish and self-absorbed. No, that is not what I mean. I think it’s good to put yourself first, but ever since you’ve been a mother, you have always put everyone else’s needs ahead of your own. And as your mom, I have to say, it’s really starting to worry me. Mom, I’m tired, okay? I’m mad at everyone, and that is exhausting. Well, you know, they say it’s healthy to let go of your anger. Okay. Um, I am tired of being mad at lucy for being lucy. I’m tired of tracy and her general all-around impossibleness. I’m tired of being mad at you for the whole “spinelli faking a flood in his apartment so he could move in” thing. And I’m mad at spinelli for going along with that.

[ Chuckles nervously ] You — you have to let spinelli off the hook. I really played up the fact that I was your mom when I asked him. So he really, um… he didn’t have a choice. Okay. You’re not really helping with the whole being-less-mad-at-you thing. And I’m tired of spinelli being the one guy that I care about but I can’t let near me. What? Wait, you hear yourself? No, of course not. I’m doing more venting than listening. What you just said makes no sense. It’s completely illogical. Oh, oh, I’m illogical? Okay. Well, that’s on you, because you raised me to be polite and good with numbers. You did not raise me to be logical! Look, neither one of us is excited to talk about cyrus, but I would like to have your input. I am the wrong person to ask, laura. I can’t be objective. I know you and cyrus have history. I mean, you knew him before I knew that he and i shared a father. My goal was to put cyrus in prison for crimes I knew he committed. I compromised myself in doing that, and he retaliated in ways that almost destroyed me. I just — [Sighs] I can’t revisit that. Okay. Your feelings are completely justified. I have found myself more than once looking over the list of horrible crimes that he has committed and some of them he’s been convicted for. And most of which he hasn’T. Yeah, I know. And it sometimes takes everything in me not to roll my eyes when he shows up at my doorstep and he’s quoting scripture.

[ Scoffs ] I know there are some hardened criminals, though, who do undergo sort of a — A… a spiritual awakening. Mm. And it’s usually in between the time of their guilty verdict and their sentencing. I’m sorry. I know. I’m showing my bias. It’s okay. Most of those guys don’t end up sounding like cyrus. Yeah. Well, I’m not in a position to judge anyone. I falsified evidence to get cyrus convicted. I’m not proud of it, but I’m not ashamed of it, either. You think that I don’t understand your motives? Really? Please. Look, knowing what you do know, do you think there’s any justification at all for what sonny did to cyrus? In my deepest, darkest fantasy, I may have dreamt about vigilante justice, but it’s not something I would go through with. I want to trust the law. And that’s my dilemma. It’s not with cyrus. It’s with the man who nearly beat him to death with just his fists. It was, uh — it was great to see you, but I should get keep going. Gotta keep the heart rate up. Wait, what happened? The three of us used to be so close, and — and now we’re just standing here like we met at a party three years ago. We’ve changed. We’ve all changed. Yeah, we have changed. What happened to spencer completely derailed my life, but here we are, and we’re acting like we ain’t got nothing to say to each other? I think that we just need a little time. Have you learned nothing from what I’ve been through? You don’t get more time. This is all you have! This is it. Spencer is gone. But I have all this love for him here inside me. And my love for him didn’t disappear just because he did. You two used to be so in love with each other, it was annoying, and you’re still here. So figure it out. I will be right behind you. She’s been through too much. I think that she just needs her friends right now, and like it or not, we are those friends. Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do it. I think that we just need to figure out a way to be at the same place at the same time without making everybody wildly uncomfortable. I’m in. Whatever it takes. Dex heller is dead to me. He should be dead, period. Sonny, I’m the one who discovered dex and the big deposits he was receiving into his account while you were getting shot at in puerto rico and at the metro court. Yeah, so? I haven’t been able to trace the source of the money! And you know how good I am at finding out things. I know where the money came from! Michael. Michael? Corinthos. Why would your son be paying dex? To spy on me so he can get information and give it to the fbi. That makes no sense! I know it doesn’t make any sense, but that’s the way michael is. He’s like one of the other guys. I love my son. I took care of him. But he didn’t know whether to give me a little respect and — and loyalty or spy on me and take me down! I’m sorry, sonny. I’m so sorry. But I feel like I got — I got it wrong with dex. I put him in a position he didn’t entirely deserve. Everybody makes mistakes. My first mistake was trusting dex. But you gave me the heads up and told me something was off with him. Maybe now he’s wise enough to give you a wide berth. Well, he’s not gonna mess with me ’cause he’s smarter than jagger. Well, it’s getting late, so I’m gonna get out of here and leave you to your dinner. Yeah, ava’s gonna show up here pretty soon, you know. Not that that’s any of my business, but how are things going with you two? It’s nice to have A… a woman around. Yet another thing we have in common.

[ Laughs ]

[Cat meow] -Is she? Letting her imagination run wild even though she has allergies. Yeah. Sonny corinthos? Well, we both know he’s the one who nearly beat cyrus to death on new year’s eve. Yeah. And the more I think about that, the less I feel like a city official and the more I feel like sonny’s accomplice. Well, unless you’ve been doing some side work for sonny that I’m unaware of, I don’t know where you’re getting that from.

[ Sighs ] It’s because I tell myself that sonny and i are old friends. And cyrus, although he’s a blood relative, he has committed all of these horrible crimes, and i think he’s trying to straighten himself out, but I don’t really know. The only thing I know is that he’s going about it in the most irritating way possible. I lose patience with him. I’ve slammed the door in his face. Well, there’s a big difference between slamming a door and trying to kill someone. Yes. But my point is that if it were anyone but sonny who attacked cyrus, or who attacked anyone and put them in the hospital, I would want the police to pursue that case. I would want the assailant to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. So why would sonny be the exception? And — and no one, especially not the mayor, should ever look away from a crime because it was committed by someone they thought was their friend. Are you thinking about having sonny arrested? The one thing I truly know is that that’s not my call to make. But I do know whose call it is. I’m sorry. I had such a long day. It’s like a whole week was jammed into one single day. Don’t worry about. I thought you and avery would be starving by the time I got here. I already made her dinner. Really? Yeah. Yeah. Uh, a corinthos meatball special. Oh, wow. Lucky avery. And, you know, she told me about her day, that it was good. I put her in the — in the office.

[ Laughs ] She fell asleep on the couch. Well, thank you for doing all that. My pleasure. So, uh, why was your day long? I don’t think it’s something that you want to hear. Try me. Mm. No, I think it’s better if I don’t because some of it has to do with, uh, she who must not be named. Carly. The other one who mustn’t be named. What does nina want? You. Are you having any difficulties with your medication? Do you ever miss a dose? Oof, not on purpose.

[ Chuckles ] One of my pills is every six hours. Another one’s every eight hours. One of them’s on an empty stomach, one’s with food. Sometimes I just get frustrated and take them all at once. Not ideal. Yeah. That’s not counting the times that I can’t remember if I took them, so I take them again, or not at all. You might need a better system. Yeah. Well, my son finn is quite the taskmaster. Not only at home. Yeah. You’re not the first person to tell me that. Finn always seems to know what pills I’ve taken, when I took them, what meds are on deck. He’s probably the reason that I’m doing as well as I am. And people seem to think I am. What do you think? I try not to compare how I’m feeling today with how I was feeling a year ago. Wise man. Yeah. Not so much wise. It’s just older. But you’re — you’re young. You have kids? My partner and i have one on the way. We’re using a surrogate. Hang on. Alexis and i work together, and I think she said something about that. Um, your partner is… molly? Right. And her sister is your surrogate? Kristina. And if you work with alexis, I bet you heard a lot. I’m gonna try to keep alexis from scrubbing in during the birth.

[ Chuckles ] Well, good luck with that. Thank you. When’s the baby due? In august. Oh. Well, that’s just wonderful. What? Is there a problem? I did set out to raise a strong, capable, brilliant daughter, but I also raised you to be illogical so that you would have at least one flaw. Well, congratulations on a job well done. Let’s call it a day. What’s going on with spinelli? Okay, fine. I kissed spinelli the night we found out jason was back. Emotions were running high. Why am I just hearing about this now? Because it’s not logical for me to tell my mom about some crazy nerd I kissed unless I’m gonna follow it up with, “I think he’s the one.” Well, I don’t really see this as a problem and — and why I’m still on your grudge list. My matchmaking skills worked. Mom, you’re still on my list because I’ve broken spinelli’s heart so many times, I can’t do it to him again. And it doesn’t matter that james adores him or that georgie is crazy about her dad or that bailey lou lights up every time spinelli walks into a room. And it definitely doesn’t matter that I love spinelli and I probably will forever!

I’m a doctor, so I know that it’s important to, you know, have a proper amount of sleep, have a good nutrition, exercise moderately so that, you know, if you want to have a healthy baby, that’s the — that’s the best chance. Yeah. Absolutely. It’s all true. But, you know, men and women have been worrying about their unborn children for centuries, and in circumstances far more daunting than these. In fact, there was this famous union officer who fought ferociously in the civil war. Her disguise was so good that no one realized she was a woman until she went into labor on the battlefield, and she and her baby were just fine. Is that true? Is… I don’t remember where I read it, but, yes, it’s true. So you’re telling me that things could be worse. Kristina could be eating hardtack and giving birth during gettysburg? Eh, it’s an extreme example, I know. But my point is that long before you and I were walking the earth, babies were coming out just fine. And, of course, there are sad exceptions to everything. But worrying about them in advance isn’t gonna make them any more or less likely to happen. This is your moment. Live in it. So, what did you tell nina? Mm. Nothing. As a matter of principle, I don’t tell nina or anybody else anything about you? Well, she had to want, you know, something. Oh, she does. She wants you back. You know — you know what’s sad? You know, she — she can’t accept that the marriage is over and move on. I’m sorry it came up at all. Your marriage is between you and nina. Well, look, like I said, until she accepts that the marriage is over and she signs the divorce papers, she’s just gonna be hurting. I’m sorry that you had to go through that. Oh, it’s all right. I can sympathize with nina. Even though I know she has no one to blame for her situation but herself. Are you okay, joss? Yeah. I guess. Um, you know, it was a huge gift getting jason back, and my mom’s over the moon. She’s just been so much happier and lighter, and it kind of just energized the rest of us. You look great.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. I just went for a run, so I probably don’t smell great. I missed your smell. And your — your warmth. Your hair across my face.

[ Knocking ] Hey, hope I’m not disturbing you. The woman at the end of the hall told me I could find you here. These are for you. You remembered I like daffodils. I remember everything about you. And I’m hoping you remember I said I’d be back. I remember hearing something like that. Then I have just one more question. Can you come out and play?

Is this your way of sayingour conversation is over? Um, this is my way of saying I don’t need to see your whole “you poor girl” look in full-spectrum light. If you’re seeing that, then you’re reading me wrong. Come on. Let’s go to sit down. You know, I-I was remembering a time when I was in the exact same place that you were in. I was in love with someone, and after years of false starts and misfires, I finally realized he was the love of my life. Mac. Mac. When mac and I broke up, I didn’t think our relationship could be mended. And when it was mended, I-I was so afraid to let him in. I was so afraid that I would do something to screw it up for good. But then I listened to my heart and not my fear. And I’m so glad I did, because when mac and i were married for the last time, we both knew it was forever. Spinelli and I broke up once, and it nearly killed me. If I let him in again, how do I know nothing bad will happen? You don’T. You just need to have a little faith. I — [Chuckles] I survived a breakup with spinelli once. I don’t know if I could do it twice. Do you think that spinelli has the same worry that you do? Because I don’T. He has seen you at your worst and at your best and everything else in between, and he never turned away from you until you kicked him out and closed the door behind him. And after he was gone, were either one of you any happier? Do I need to put my glasses on, or can you tell me if it’s a boy or a girl? Oh, we — we told the ob/gyn that we didn’t want to know. So they carefully picked ultrasound pictures we can see. Secretly hoping for one or the other? I’m secretly hoping it’s a girl, but molly can never know that. And she never will.

[ Chuckles ] But I’m just hoping the baby’s healthy and it has all the necessary toes and fingers and that it doesn’t know who its surrogate was because she’s a little crazy and so is her family.

[ Laughs ] So, for your partner, you snatched up the one entirely sane member of the family. Sonny and kristina are — mm… passionate, both very passionate people. Molly is perfect, except for all these excuses she keeps making for kristina, and I think they’re going to keep rolling off my back the way they used to once the baby’s here. Well, I don’t envy you right now. All you can do is wait and worry. But it’ll pass, son. It’s about to be so wonderful. Trust me. I do. But aren’t you supposed to be the patient and I’m supposed to be the doctor? All right, in my last act as your physician, uh, let me just say eat all your vegetables, don’t drink to excess, and I’ll see you in a year for your next follow-up. Thank you. Not bad. Funny with enough sexy to pull it off. Oh, you haven’t seen my sexy yet. You’ll need to sign a release first.

[ Laughs ] Oh, okay. Well, the woman down the hall is a notary. Do I need to call her, or should I just take my chances? Oh, you’re not taking any chance on me. I’m a sure thing. Mm. So you’re saying you’re easy. For you, always.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. I need to finish scanning these before this conversation gets me in trouble with human resources. Oh. We are definitely taking a chance because we are definitely not safe or suitable for work.

[ Laughs ] Okay. A man who can make a human resources joke. Hey, well, look, once you finish that up, I can impress you some more. Maybe I could take you out to dinner someplace nice and quiet. And while you’re doing that, if I could find a sink around here someplace, I can put the flowers in some water for you. No need to do that. I am taking them home with me. Hm. I’ve just been scanning these tax returns for the city council all evening. I knew that’s what they were. I caught a look earlier. Excuse me. My tax returns are private. You don’t need to be looking at them. My apologies. Since you showed me yours, I’ll show you mine.

[ Chuckles ] I want to say something, and I-I just want you to let me say it, okay? Sure. I think I know why you’re doing this. When I found out that you were willing to kill for sonny, I came down on you really, really hard. And now I think you’re trying to prove to me, or yourself, that you’re not that guy. Okay. And, look, like if you were cleaning toilets at a middle school or rescuing puppies, I would respect that, and I would back you up 100%. But…[Sighs] But what? But not this, dex. You can’t become a cop. It puts you squarely in sonny’s sight. I am not going to go looking for sonny, badge or no badge. Dex, you know too much about his business. Eventually, he’s gonna want to get rid of you for that. So badge or no badge, it doesn’t matter. Sonny had a chance to get rid of me and he didn’T. Yes, because my mom stopped him. But he doesn’t listen to her anymore. And you know that sonny loses his mind a little bit every time he thinks someone betrayed him. I mean, look at what he did to you. He — he hung you from a meat hook and put you in a freezer the first time he thought you lied to him. Right, and you saved me. I haven’t forgotten. He’s not gonna let this go. And you know that. We might not be together anymore, but I don’t want anything bad to happen to you, ever. I have to go. Joss, wait.

It wasn’t fair of me to conspire with spinelli to fake an excuse for him to move in. Yeah. That was a rare but rather large swing and a miss for you, mom. It’s okay, though. Most of the time, you’re very wise. And it wouldn’t kill me to actually listen to you every once in a while. Oh, I didn’t expect to hear you say that. I didn’t expect to say it, but I’m tired. To be honest, I’m surrounded by a lot of wise people. Mac, you, brook lynn. I mean, even james has this really cute way of looking at life where he just cuts through the noise. Not me, though. I am the noise. Maxie. Mm-hmm. There are so many people that love you. I-I just wish you could be one of them. Oh, mom, most days, I am okay. Sometimes it’s rough, though. Yeah, but those are the days when you need to have somebody at home who loves you more than anything. Like an adorable, crazy nerd, for instance.

[ Both chuckle ] Before you go find trina, there’s some things I think you should know. Okay. I told commissioner devane I would testify against sonny. What? How? I didn’t have any hard evidence, so she said it would just be my word against sonny’S. Yeah. And anyone else that sonny got to lie for him. Right, right, but… she said it would all end up in the wash, and I would just end up with an even bigger target on my back. As if that’s possible. Well, so the commissioner suggested I become a cop because it would give me some level of protection. Now, I don’t know if it will or not, but once I started this process, I… I saw it as a second chance. Not to prove anything to you, but because it felt right to me. Well, that’s how it should be. I fought for my country, joss. And then I fought so that that man could make money by any means possible. Sonny saved my life, and he put his faith in me, and I thought I had found a home with him. But someone like that can never be home. Fighting for what is good and decent, protecting people from being victimized — that is the fight that I want. Even if you’re fighting for people like cyrus? I don’t get to pick and choose. I just, I wanted you to know where I was coming from when I applied to the academy. I appreciate you telling me. I think it’s best that any and all financial records you have remain a mystery to me. There’s nothing scary or bad in there. I’m just a consultant who’s very good at his job and very high in demand. I know. I’m familiar with one of your clients who has a frequent demand of your services. Sonny may be one of my clients, but I am not my clients any more than you’re the city’s infrastructure, which, by the way, could use some improvements. Thank you. I think.

[ Laughs ] Come on. Come on out with me. Even superheroes get hungry. That’s true. Come on.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hold on a second. Yeah. Agh! All right, I’m on — tell him I’m on the way. Fine. I will. Damn. You did say you were in demand. I was hoping you’d be the one doing the demanding. Well, next time you’re in town, let me know. Is that a demand? Not quite, but something like that. Then how can I refuse?

[ Chuckles ] What is wrong with you? I’m gonna say something I probably shouldn’T. Let’s hear it. Well, I know that we’re not together in a conventional sense. But, um, the truth is… …I really like living with you. Yeah. I like it, too.

On the next “General Hospital” —

Back to the GH Transcripts Page

Back to the Main Daytime Transcripts Page


GH cast animated GIF


Follow Us!

Leave a Reply