GH Transcript Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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[ Knock on door ] Hi. Joss. Hey. Can I come in? Yeah, yeah. Yeah. Come on in. Thank you. I’m sorry. I know it’s late. I hope it’s okay that I’m here. Of course. I just really need to talk to someone. Is everything okay? I did something that I really regret. And I think you’re the only person that will understand.

[ Indistinct shouting ] Hi, drew! Good job! Drew: Hey! Hey. Sorry I’m late. Hey. Something came up. What’s up? Rough day? Yeah. Kind of. The worst. Jason won’t listen to me, and danny won’t listen to me, either. You having second thoughts? About coming tonight? Yeah. Maybe. I mean, it was really nice of chase to invite me, but it might have been a mistake taking him up on it. Some of the cops got to you, didn’t they? I tried to shrug it off, but, yeah. I think we both might have underestimated how tough it was gonna be for me at the academy and in the department if I even get in. Thinking about giving up? Who is it? It’s your sister. It’s kristina. What’s wrong?

[ Exhales sharply ] What do you think would happen… what? …If a piece of “loot”…

[ Chuckles ] …Accidentally made it in the decorations bag? All hell would break loose! Live and her labeling gene. You know, she gets it from her grandmother. Brook lynn: Hm! Old mrs. Falconeri used to label everything. I’m surprised this kitchen isn’t labeled. “Refrigerator.” “Fruit bowl.” “Tracy.”

[ Laughter ] Yeah, it can be a little much sometimes, but how cute is it that she labeled my gifts “loot”? Thank you so much for tonight, ma. I was half-dreading my bachelorette/ bridal shower, but it turned out to be such a great night. Oh, anything from my girl. It was a great party. But some of your friends can’t hold their liquor. Not like you, huh, granny? Okay. On that note, I’m going to bed. Good night! -Night. -Sleep tight!

[ Laughs ] Wow. Tonight really was a blast. I just want to call chase and tell him all about it, but I don’t want to interrupt his party or wake him if he’s already home. Sitter had to leave 20 minutes ago, so hopefully dad and violet are already sleep. Daddy! You have to help grandpa! Hey, sweetheart. Okay.

[ Chuckles ] It’s just that I tell danny not to see his father. And what does he do? He goes straight from school and goes to see his father, and then I tell jason, “please stay away from danny.” And he spends time with him anyway.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. That’s frustrating. Look. Maybe just — I don’t know — take a breath.

[ Breathes deeply ] Jason seems like this stand-up, solid guy, right? But he broke my heart twice — twice — by falling off the face of the earth. And the first time, of course, I know it wasn’t his choice, but the second time, I keep asking him what happened, and he refuses to explain that to me. And that is hard enough for me as an adult to process that. But danny — he’s just a kid. He would be devastated if jason disappeared again. It is a difficult situation. I’m not saying you’re doing anything wrong, but you don’t want danny thinking that he’s doing something wrong by wanting to have a relationship with his dad, right? Well, that — that’s not what I’m doing. Am I? I was at brook lynn’s bridal shower. I was having a great time, and then josslyn comes over, and she just starts blatantly lying about my dad. Lying?

[ Stammers ] She is upset because she and dex broke up, and she blames my dad, of course, because s-she blames him for everything. Okay. What exactly did josslyn say? Josslyn said that my dad ordered dex to kill cyrus renault when he was beaten up and in the hospital. That is totally inappropriate for josslyn to do, especially at brook lynn’s bridal shower. I know. But, um, sonny doesn’t have a reputation for no reason. Molly, I’m not naive. I-I-I know… that my dad is who he is. But to order dex to kill cyrus, a broken-down old man, when he’s in the hospital? My dad just — h-he wouldn’t do that. There’s no way. I just couldn’t help myself. I mean, I just came right out to kristina, and I told her that her beloved father sent dex to kill cyrus.

[ Chuckles ] That shut her up quick. Drink that whole thing. I realize that you — you know you probably don’t know dex. I just figured you had heard his name. Anyway, we are very complicated. Dex and I have not met, but your mom told me a little bit about him. Did she tell you that dex risked his life protecting sonny? And then sonny decided that he was a traitor and turned on him? Listen. Dex is not the kind of guy that would kill someone for money. He’s just not. But sonny had him so screwed up that he — he actually considered finishing killing a man that sonny had already beaten half to death. That’s, uh — that’s dex’s decision. Nobody else can make that one for him. No, it’s not. It’s not dex’s decision. It’s sonny’s orders. And that’s been my problem with kristina because every time I see her, she’s out defending him or saying that he can’t do anything wrong. And I’m just sick of it. I just — I don’t understand how — how she can’t see him for what he really is. How can she be that blind? Because I think most people want to see their parents in a good light. And, uh, maybe you’re not seeing sonny very clearly right now. Chase: We need paramedics to 347 portside road, apartment number 9. My father has als. He’s having trouble breathing. We have the home ventilator, and he’s awake, but he is not moving. Sweetheart? Hey. Can you — can you tell me what happened? Me and grandpa were playing a game, and that’s when he started breathing funny. He told me to go get his machine from his bedroom ’cause he couldn’t get up. Hey. You know, you did great. Alright? I’m so proud of you. Hey, dad? Hey. It’s gonna be okay. Alright? Listen. I’m gonna ask you a few questions, alright? And if you can hear me, you just — you blink once for “yes,” twice for “no.” Are you in any pain? Okay. Good. Good. But you knew something was wrong, and that’s — that’s why you had violet go get your oxygen, right? Alright. Hey. Sweetheart, has — has grandpa been like this for a while, or did it just happen? It’s been three songs, I think. -Three songs. -Is grandpa gonna be okay? Yeah. Hey. Hey. Listen, I know you’re scared, right? Nothing to be scared about. Grandpa’s gonna be fine. Alright? T-this happens sometimes with people who have als, okay? Yeah. Yeah. And look. You were so brave. But why didn’t you, uh — why didn’t you call your dad when — when you saw this happen? Well, I was going to, but I got so busy helping grandpa with his machine. Okay. It’s okay. It’s okay. Can you move your arms or legs?

Ma! Hm? Put the seating chart away and go to sleep! You’ve gone over it like a million times. It’s perfect. It was perfect until I found out that your cousin angela and your aunt patty are fighting again, so I had to separate the two of them. Otherwise, there would be a nasty cake-flinging incident, possibly. Anyway — but that’s my story. So why are you still up? Ohh. I’m just too excited. I’m gonna have full-blown insomnia by the time the wedding comes. What was it like for you and dad? Oh, well… as you know, I live in a permanent state of excitement. Of course. Um, but… yeah, I was exactly like you, you know, although our situations were a little different. I mean, I loved my wedding, and I will always love you father, but… ohh. Our situation was different than you and chase. What do you mean? Well, being truthful and keeping promises are not necessarily the quartermaines’ strongest suits. Present company excluded, of course. Of course.

[ Laughs ] But… harrison chase is a different story altogether. I mean, honey… if I could have chosen the perfect husband for you… and you know what? I wanted to do that many times over the years. I would have picked a man exactly like chase. Really, ma? Oh. Yes. I mean, he is sweet… and he’s gorgeous. He’s smart. He protects and serves. And I don’t know if you noticed this yet or not, but he has this beautiful, nice beard going on that not every man can pull off. No, I have noticed, and I agree the beard is so good. So good.

[ Laughs ] Ooh! Ohh! Aww. Hmm… mm. What was that for? I love you, ma. I’m really glad you’re here. Oh. Me too. How’s violet? She’s scared, but she was also exhausted, so she went to sleep. How’s dad? Ventilator’s doing its job. Dad’s — dad’s breathing’s good. Paramedics will be here any minute. Hey. Dad. You just close your eyes and rest if you want, alright? We got you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Finn: Okay. Chase: Hey, finn. Finn: Yeah? Is dad gonna be admitted to the hospital? I don’t know. I would think so. What are we supposed to do? I mean, we can’t get married next week if dad is paralyzed and in the hospital. That’s really between you and brook lynn, bro. Alright? Right now all I can think about is getting dad the help he needs and trying to comfort violet. Where the hell are these paramedics?! Josslyn: Just be honest with me. Do you think I’m a terrible person for saying what I said? No. No, you are not a terrible person. I’m not so sure.

[ Scoffs ] Maybe my mom was right about me. Well, look, your mom is right about a lot of things, but not everything. So, what’d she say? Well, I went off about sonny, and I told her that I didn’t understand how she could still possibly support him after everything. And she told me that all of this hatred that I have for sonny, it’s just poisoning me… and that all of this anger I have, it’s just hurting me. Well, do you think she’s right? I didn’t at the time, but after tonight, yeah, I think that she has a point. I should have never said that to kristina. And the look on her face… it just proved to me that… I can also be very cruel sometimes. I know the academy will be difficult if I even get in. Oh, come on. You know you aced the test. I just didn’t want to get ahead of myself and presume anything. Well, presume. Like, how do you think you’ll do? I plan to work and train and study as hard as possible. I will do whatever it takes to graduate. I just hadn’t taken into account how much resentment the other officers might have towards me because I worked for sonny. There were officers here tonight who clearly turned their backs on me. They don’t want me to join their ranks. Yeah. I’m sorry that happened. I can’t even blame them. Sonny is a mob boss, and I protected him. The other cops are wondering what my angle is here. I was just in this position with sonny, and I am in no rush to put myself back in a position where I’m constantly suspected and undermined by the people around me. Got it. Okay. Well, you know, trust is very important on the force. Your life, quite literally, is in your partner’s hands. So you agree this is gonna be a problem? Yeah. Have you changed your mind about me joining the pcpd? Should I just give up and forget about it? Absolutely not. No. I never said becoming a cop was gonna be easy. But it is certainly worth it.

All  fixed. There will be nocake flinging on my watch. I have — I have been going through the photographs from the shower. Who knew that willow could dance like that?! It’s always the shy ones. Is no one asleep in this house? Actually, I’m parched and I need to hydrate first. And olivia said that ned was already in bed when we got home. Oh! Well, that doesn’t surprise me. Men don’t know how to have fun at a party without shooting something or setting it on fire. I’m so glad I’m a woman. Pfft. I think I might need a glass of warm milk to help me sleep or maybe a glass of schnapps! Ooh! I don’t think schnapps is considered “hydrating.” Yeah, but it’s considered really delicious.

[ Laughter ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Who could that be at this hour? Oh. Let’s see. Oh, it’s chase. He says, um, he’s been trying to reach you, but you haven’t been answering your phone, and he wants me to wake you up because he’s on his way over right now. What? I left my phone upstairs. If he’s coming over this late, it must mean something’s really wrong. Thanks, doc. We’ll take it from here. Finn: Okay. I’m gonna wait to see what they say and then I’m gonna go talk to brook lynn. Okay. Gregory: I’m getting feeling back. -Good. -Be careful, dad. Don’t push it.

[ Groans ] I’m okay. I — I don’t know what just happened, but it feels like it’s passing now. That’s great, dad. Okay, look. I’m glad you’re feeling better, but I want the paramedics to take you to G.H. And get you checked out. Absolutely not. What’s an E.R. Doctor gonna tell me that I don’t already know? Feeling a bit better at least? No. Honestly, I just keep sitting here thinking about what josslyn said, and it just makes me more and more upset. And, look — I-it’s common knowledge that my dad beat up cyrus renault on new year’s eve, but that was an extenuating circumstance. And — and cyrus is no angel. Yeah, cyrus is definitely not a great guy, but sonny shouldn’t have attacked him. No. Of course not. No one deserves that. Not even cyrus. I know that. Yeah. I’m glad. But it was a really bad night for my dad. I mean, he had just found out that nina had lied to him, and he was completely reeling from that, so cyrus — he must have done something or said something terrible to provoke my dad to attack him. And cyrus clearly knows that because he’s not pressing charges, so… that’s definitely a possibility. Right. I mean, I know my dad has a temper, but… josslyn just — she’s not right about this. My dad would never order dex to kill cyrus while he was in the hospital. He just — he wouldn’t do that. You know that, right? No, I’m telling you — hatchet throwing was invented in canada by a bunch of friends who got really drunk and bet which of them would be better at. Okay. That sounds completely made-up. Mnh-mnh. It’s true. It’s true. Check it out. Um… aww. That’s a cute picture. Your daughter’s adorable. Thank you. I agree. I mean, I’m biased, but, you know… yeah, she’s amazing. I love her more than anything else in the world. Okay. Can I confess something? Please do. Hatchet throwing is a safe space.

[ Laughs ] I am secretly hoping that tj and molly’s baby’s a girl because I want to buy a ridiculous amount of dresses for her. I don’t want you to take this the wrong way. Um… I don’t see it. See what? You as a grandmother. I mean, you’re just — you’re way too young and vibrant for that work.

[ Laughs ] Bless you. I know that danny was having problems before jason came back, and I understand that that comes with kids that are his age, but I was just hoping that things would get better. And now I don’t know. It’s like — danny can refuse to play by my rules because he has somewhere to go and someone to complain to about them. Yeah, but do you think jason would encourage that kind of thing? All I know is that it’s too dangerous for danny to be around his father right now. It’s why jason and I broke up in the first place. I wanted to keep my kids physically and emotionally safe. I won’t allow the danger that surrounds jason back into our life at our home. I’ve wanted to say what I said to kristina tonight for so long. I mean, it’s been on the tip of my tongue for months. But the second I said it and I saw the look on kristina’s face, I realized I’m not mad at kristina. I’m mad at sonny. And he’s not gonna listen to me. And he doesn’t care what I think. Dex is not working for sonny anymore, right?

[ Scoffs ] No. He went the opposite direction, and he’s becoming a cop. Dex is becoming a cop? Yeah. He applied for the pcpd academy. And I know that I should just be happy for him and — and be happy that he’s going legit and he’s gonna be on the right side of the law this time. But now all I can think about is sonny’s reaction. And I went to anna and I told her how angry sonny’s gonna be and to not let dex into the academy, but she wouldn’t listen to me. Yeah, I mean, sonny could definitely see dex becoming a cop as a threat to him. Yes, he absolutely will. And I’m terrified. I still love dex, and I’m gonna grieve him for the rest of my life if sonny has him killed.

You know, a similar thing happened to me recently, when I was reinstated as commissioner. Some of the — some of the officers, they weren’t all that happy with my past. And, uh, they let me know it. You know? They… made comments, and… some work was slow-walked. I’ve got to say, it was not pleasant. I had no idea. I’m sorry. Well, I mean, it’s not like I didn’t expect it. In all fairness, they had every reason to doubt me. Well, they all seem to respect you now. Yeah. How did you get them to change their minds? Well, I-I had to prove myself. You know? I had to show them that I want exactly the same thing that they do — to protect and serve. And I show them every single day. And I have every confidence that you will be able to do the same and you will succeed in winning over your fellow officers. I appreciate your faith. Originally, I wanted you in my department because of what you know about sonny and his organization. But I have to say I’m very impressed by your commitment. And now I just see a good man who will make a great officer. That really means a lot, having you in my corner. Unfortunately, it’s not gonna do you any good when detective bennet gets ahold of you over at the police academy. Hey. Look who woke up and wanted to see how much better you were doing.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so glad you’re okay, grandpa. Oh, thanks to you. You were so brave getting my machine for me and helping me put it on. I was really scared. Ohh. I’m sorry, honey. I-I didn’t mean to frighten you. But you didn’t panic. You did everything exactly right. You should be so proud of yourself for being such a smart girl. I love you grandpa. Oh, I love you, too, sweetheart. Hmm. Okay. I think it’s time for a certain young lady to get back to bed. Okay. Good night, grandpa. I’ll see you in the morning, kid. -Good night, daddy. -Good night, sweetheart. Hey.

[ Sighs ] So… feeling back to normal in your limbs? I can’t let anything like this happen again. I won’t put violet through that. Okay. Okay. She’s, um — she’s okay. She’s alright. She — she feels better now that she’s seen that you’re better. Maybe so, but I-I saw the panic in her eyes when we were alone. I mean, I’m not —

[ Sighs ] I’m just not gonna be responsible for… doing that to her again. Okay. Hey. We can talk about it some more in the morning. Good. Where did chase go? My dad has done a lot of good, and I am sick and tired of people constantly attacking him! Hey. Hey. But it’s just josslyn. Right?

[ Sighs ] I mean, you know that she hates sonny. You and her have fought about your dad before. So the terrible things that she said couldn’t have been that much of a surprise, right? Yeah, I guess not. And josslyn is not in a position of authority. All she can do is talk. So I know it’s hard, but try not to let her get to you so much. I can’T. Josslyn went too far this time. My dad — he protects his territory. He defends himself. He defends port charles. He doesn’t go after innocent people without provocation. That is not who my dad is. My dad’s als symptoms have been getting worse, but this was by far the scariest health crisis. I-I don’t see how he’s gonna be able to officiate our wedding. That’s okay. We will figure out who else can do it, and we’ll go from there. Okay. The way I see it, we have two options, right? I mean, we could find another officiant. I can — I can call father tom over at st. Anthony’s, see if he can fly up, or we can talk to the pastor here or… or we cancel the wedding. Oh, that — don’t be ridiculous! First of all, another officiant should be a last resort, and there will be no canceling of this wedding. Gregory didn’t want to go to the hospital because he didn’t think it was necessary. He’s gonna be fine the day of the wedding. And you can’t cut the man out of officiating at his own son’s wedding without talking to him first and getting his prognosis!

really didn’t know whatto expect when I found out where this party was taking place, but I had fun tonight. Me too. Got to be honest — I was kind of dreading coming to a bachelor party just ’cause it’s not really where my head’s at right now. Yeah. Events like this are tough so soon after a breakup. That’s true. But it is kind of fun to remember the nice parts of love and to celebrate that. I know. Chase is so happy. He practically glows when he talks about brook lynn. Mm. She’s the same way when she talks about him. It really is — like, I genuinely appreciate the reminder of the excitement that happens in a relationship before somebody gets their heart broken. Ohh! You were so close to saying something positive.

[ Both laugh ] Yeah. I know it’s hard right now, but… you’ll get there eventually. I think maybe I understand a little bit of where danny’s coming from… growing up without a dad. Yeah, I had uncles a-and cousins, and they all tried to do dad stuff with me, but it wasn’t the same. Back then, all I wanted was to know my dad and for him to know me and to be proud of me. I’m glad you and sonny were able to make up for lost time, but… the situations just aren’t the same. Right. That may be the case, but danny’s not a kid anymore. He’s gonna form his own opinion about jason. I mean, unless you think jason would be, you know, manipulating danny, but… no, jason is a lot of things, but manipulative isn’t one of them. You’re not gonna reassure me and tell me that sonny’s not gonna have dex killed?

[ Exhales sharply ] I’m just not close to sonny anymore. And I can’t predict what he’s gonna do. Well — [ Chuckles ] Thank you for not telling me that I’m being too hard on sonny and that I should be grateful for sonny and that he thinks of me like his own daughter — because if I hear that anymore, I’m gonna scream. Well, you get to feel what you feel. How do you feel? It doesn’t hurt you how quickly sonny was to believe that you were the one who shot dante? Do you hate him for turning on you so quickly? No, I-I don’T. I don’t hate sonny. See, that’s what I don’t understand. Because he treated you so badly. And he should have known that you would never hurt dante. And sonny’s always preaching about loyalty, yet he showed no loyalty to you. Doesn’t that make you angry?

[ Breathes deeply ] Sonny’s never been a perfect person. But he’s changed. You know, how he’s acting right now is — is not how he would have acted before. We all want the wedding to go on as planned, but we have to be ready to adjust, so I will call the florist and the caterers in the morning, see what our options are in case your dad is too sick and we have to cancel the wedding. Honey, I could help. -Okay. -Thank you. I know this is the last thing you all were expecting tonight. You either.

[ Cellphone rings ] It’s gregory. Gregory, hi. Are you alright? Yeah, I am. I-I had a little episode earlier tonight, but I’m okay now. Ohh. I’m so glad to hear that. Thank you. Listen. I know my son is there. Yes, he is. He’s right here. Do you want to talk to him? Actually, no. I — [ Groans ] I want you to tell chase something for me. Okay. I’m sure that he and brook lynn are thinking about canceling the wedding. I want you to tell them that I won’t stand for it.

Dad doesn’t deserve this.My dad’s a good person. And he supports everyone in his life, including josslyn. And, yes, I admit — he has been on edge and — and a little harsh lately, but that’s only because he’s so heartbroken about what happened with nina. A-and he’s still trying to wrap his mind around jason coming back and the way that jason came back. So strange. And then on top of that, he has ava living in his penthouse saying god knows what to him. Well, I’m sure it helps to have you. He knows how much you love and support him. Thanks. I hope so. Ugh! Alright.

[ Grunts ] I need to get home, take off my makeup, and take these shoes off, put my feet up, and… maybe listen to those tibetan temple bells you sent me, which are surprisingly relaxing. Okay. Mozart and bach are good, too, played at a very low volume. I think I’m gonna stick to the bells. Thank you. I love you so much. Thank you for being there for me. I refuse to let my illness derail their plans. There’ll be no cancellation of the wedding, and there’ll be no replacing me, either. I’m going to be fine that day, if it kills me. And that’s not a joke. Gregory says the wedding will go on as planned, with him officiating. He is a grown man and he knows his body and he knows what he can handle. You are to stop treating him like a child. It’s disrespectful. Let him make his own decisions. I, uh — I embellished a little to make it sound better. I appreciate that. I plan to be on that altar marrying chase and brook lynn. And if ,god forbid, I have another episode, then someone — you, perhaps — can come up there and read the pages that I’ve written. But everything is going to be fine that day, and no one is going to be happier than me to watch my son and your granddaughter get married. Okay. Chase. You and finn are your father’s greatest achievement. He has been looking forward to this wedding since the day you proposed to brook lynn. He would be devastated if he were not there to officiate. So he’s ready, and he can handle anything that happens — with our help. So you are to honor his wishes because that’s the way it should be. If you love him, you’ll listen to him. Done. Thank you, tracy. What have you decided? You gonna give up becoming a cop because of an uncomfortable night? Not a chance. Good. What you’re setting out to do is important. You know? Societies… they need police officers for a reason — to have safe and livable neighborhoods and cities. You know, it’s an important job. There’s always gonna be a few bullies, no matter how hard we try to get rid of them, but you cannot let them get to you. I’ll do my best. That’s all I can ask. I think you’re going to prove to yourself what kind of a person you are. And you’re gonna do the same to the other officers. Good night. The night really flew by. Um, can i walk you out? Uh, you know what? My rideshare is almost here. And, you know, I was a cop. I can take care of myself. I know. That’s why I want your protection. I mean, it can be dangerous out there at night. Oh, come on.

[ Laughs ] The crazy thing about jason is it’s his openness and — and his honesty that makes him so approachable but such a big threat at the same time. I mean, danny thinks he’s “cool,” that jason “gets” him. And that stings a little bit? Yes, of course, it does! I don’t want to not be the cool parent.

[ Chuckles ] I want to be the fun parent. But, no, I’ve got to tell danny that he’s got to do his homework and — and pick up his room. Yeah, but that — that — what you’re describing — that’s, like, a normal parent/child relationship. I mean, the parent sets the boundaries, and the teenager tests them. Just ask my mom. I know. I know. But jason has no real experience of being danny’s father. He doesn’t know what danny needs yet. And the more time they spend together, I can feel danny pulling back from me, and I don’t want to lose my son. Okay. You’re not gonna lose your son, sam. You and danny are having a rough patch right now. That’s it. He loves you. He’s always gonna love you. That’s not gonna change. Promise. Yeah. I promise. Okay. I’m gonna choose to believe you. Okay. At least for tonight. Okay. That’s good. Can we get out of here? Let’s go. Alright. Alright. Let’s get you back to the dorm. Thank you. I’m not gonna sleep, though. Every time I close my eyes, I have this nightmare that I find dex dead with sonny standing over him, holding a gun, smiling. Yeah, nightmares are the worst. It’s all my fault. I should have never followed dex when he left port charles. I should have just let him go because then he’d be safe and he’d be out of sonny’s reach.

[ Sighs ] Look. I-I may not know dex. But I know you. And the fact that you care about him this much tells me that he’s a good guy, so I’m gonna make you a promise, okay? I’m not gonna let sonny kill dex. I’m gonna watch. I’m gonna listen. I’m gonna keep a close eye on sonny. I know what to look for, and I’m not gonna let it happen. I will keep dex safe. So you can get some sleep. Thank you. That’s not why I came here. Or maybe it was. But just — thank you.

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