GH Transcript Monday, April 29, 2024

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[ Exhaohh. Ooh! Hi, there. Okay. Uh… uh, we are gonna take a little breather.

[ Exhales sharply ] Ah! But if anybody asks why we stopped working out, I’m going to blame this squarely on you.

[ Inhales sharply ] Whew! Okay. Kristina. Are you okay? Actually, that depends on you. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. Whoa. That was some serious corporate speak.

[ Both laugh ] I’m sorry. You’re right. I guess I’m, like, kind of stuck in the zone. Try again. Hi, willow. Hi, drew. So nice of you to stop by! I was happy to! It gives me the chance to tell you in person that amelia loved her first swim lesson. Ah! You see?! You were right. I knew it! Aw, that makes me so happy. Okay. So amelia did well, but how did mom do? Well, I was nervous at first, but once I saw how comfortable she was, I was — I was fine. That’s awesome.

[ Sighs ] Hey! You beat me here? Amazing what running a few red lights can do. I-I’m kidding. I even drove the speed limit. No one drives the speed limit. Truth. So, uh, what’s with this mystery meeting? Yeah, I’ve never been asked to sit in on aurora business before. Should I be scared? No. No. But I hope you’ll be excited. Do you

happen to know if jason morgan’s here? Oh. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t disclose who’s made reservations at the restaurant. No. He wouldn’t be a patron. Uh, hi. Can I help you with something? Carly, hi. Hi again.

[ Laughs ] How’s your head? Uh, it’s still attached. I see. So do you need something?

[ Stammers ] I — since I’m staying here, I thought I would meet the new owner of the hotel. Well, you already know jason, and if you’re looking for the new owner, you found her. Anna: Hi. Jason: Hey. Thanks for meeting me. Yeah. Of course.

[ Sighs ] I want to debrief you. I think if we are going to figure out who’s running pikeman and shut them down… there’s a fair amount of things you need to know. Such as? Well, firstly, I think valentin is involved. In pikeman? Big-time. There must be some sort of mistake. The only visitor I ever have is my mother, and she was just here. Hello, nikolas. Right this way.

I just had a meeting with a nonprofit who wants us to run their pr. Okay. What kind of pr were they thinking of? Well, they want aurora to help raise awareness for their cause by featuring them in our publications and in our media, but the reason that you’re here is because they’re looking for a spokesperson. Oh. Uh, sure. I could help you research some candidates. I think the spokesperson should be you. Me? You sound surprised. Because I am. Drew, I have zero experience with nonprofits or — or being a spokesperson for anything. But this cause, in particular, you do have experience with. This probably should’ve been my first question, but what exactly does this nonprofit do? Okay. The new tomorrow institute helps people find bone-marrow donors. T-they also coordinate umbilical-cord blood donations. So, I think it’s safe to say that the transplant process isn’t very well understood by the general public, and this organization is really trying to change that. And when they said that they were — they were looking for somebody to personalize their message, I immediately thought of you, a leukemia survivor in large part due to a bone-marrow donation. Willow, you got the — the power to make a huge impact here. Well, I shouldn’t say “owner.” I’m a co-owner with olivia quartermaine. Just like old times. Uh, yep.

[ Laughs ] I’m happy for you. Really? That’s not exactly the vibe I’m getting from you. No. No, no, no. I am. I remember how you talked about the metro court, how much you loved running the place. I did. I do. But I also remember you saying you never thought you’d get it back.

[ Inhales sharply ] That’s also true. So, what happened? Jason bought it and then sold you his half? He gave it to me. Just handed it over? Expected nothing in return? Jason doesn’t operate like that. When he does or says something, he means it. Okay. That explains his side. But not mine. Well, you just don’t strike me as someone who would accept a gift like that. You know? You seem to value your independence too much. Am I off base? No. You’re spot on. So, valentin, jack brennan, and I, we all came up through the wsb together. Wait. Val– y-you’re saying that valentin was an agent? A desk agent. You didn’t know that? Hm. So, anyway, we all went through the wsb training course at the same time. Jack brennan, he finished top of the class, which is what I had intended to do, but I wound up second. I think it was maybe sexism at work, but who knows. Anyway, valentin did very well, too. He finished close to the top. I mean, it’s kind of just like going through university together. You know people, but you don’t know them very well. Brennan — always a bit of a pragmatist. Now, I’m almost positive that he stole the money that was used to seed pikeman. Okay. Where — where does valentin fit in? If you would ask him, nowhere. However, when pikeman initially approached sonny to handle the shipment, valentin was the go-between. Now, he says it’s because he did contract work for them back in the ’90s and that there are no other ties. But you don’t buy it? No. Did you push him on it? No. I mean, “push” him? No. I don’t think that he believes I’m suspicious — of him, anyway. The subject that I probed on was brennan. Okay. And?

[ Chuckles ] It’s really interesting. Like, he convinced me that — that I was remembering wrong, that he and brennan weren’t tight the way I believed. And, I mean, you know, it was the ’80s, so it’s a while back. But I-I did some thinking. I know I’m right. I know brennan and valentin were thick as thieves back then. Okay. So valentin’s hiding something. I’m almost certain… at times. And then at other times, I think I’m being a bit paranoid. I kind of go back and forth. That’s not like you. I have to be honest with you. When it comes to valentin, you know… …my judgment is a bit compromised. Look at you! Trusted status. Free movement around the place. “Free-er.” Let’s not go crazy. Well, you’re out and about with no guards present. I’m impressed. It is a perk. And, uh, how about you? Finding a reason to visit pentonville that has nothing to do with me and doesn’t require a midnight van trip. Kudos! I guess we all have our moments, jack. Ah, well, what we don’t have is a whole lot of time. What’s happening with corinthos? Adjusting “well” to life on reduced medication? Well, it looks that way. Sonny’s isolated from his closest friends and family. The only one he trusts is ava jerome. I heard you were being transferred. I wanted to see you before that happened. How are you? Incarcerated. Besides that. I’m alright. Resigned to my fate… I suppose. Helps that nothing’s waiting for me on the outside. And you? I’M… …doing well. That’s it? Did you expect more? My mother told me you’re living with sonny. Ohh. Ah. Yeah. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the least bit curious. What’s going on there? Well, it started as a safety precaution after the break-in at wyndemere. Never known you to be afraid of the dark. I do have a daughter to protect. Yeah, a daughter that you share with sonny. That’s right. You said it started as a safety precaution, so… what is it now? Hm. Why am I discussing this with you? Because I’m safe. Trapped in here with nothing to gain. Or trapped in here with nothing to lose. There’s always something to lose. I think we both learned that the hard way. My relationship with sonny has… …evolved, let’s say. Hm. For the worse? The better? Best it’s ever been.

Whatever you need. I can give you a ride to G.H. I can call someone for you. Oh. No, no, no, no. I’m just — I’m fine. The baby was just kicking up a storm. Oh. Okay. Good. Actually, I’m glad I ran into you. Well, you’re running. I’m not. Uh, but you get the point. I do. What’s up? Listen. I’m a straight shooter, so I’m just gonna come out and ask you. Josslyn told me that my dad ordered you to kill cyrus. That’s not true, is it? This thing between sonny and me — is toxic? I — no. I was gonna say “hard to define.” Hm. But it’s working. Recent betrayals have left sonny feeling hurt and alone. And he’s found in me somebody he can trust. And we support each other. We rely on each other. Are you in love with sonny corinthos? No. Why? Are you jealous? Always. I mean, do I find him attractive? Yes. And I’m not saying that my feelings won’t change in the future, but, for now, I’m just happy to be on the same side. Must be nice for avery. Yes! It is. Honestly, I’ve never seen her so happy. She’s got both her parents. We’re all living together under the same roof. And she’s loving it. And as for me, you know, I’m used to skating on such thin ice with sonny, always this close to a custody battle. It’s such a relief to not constantly be bracing for that. Makes sense. Why do you say it like that? Like what? Like you’re not completely sold. Oh, I’m sold. I get that you like not fighting with sonny and that it’s healthy for avery and blah, blah, blah. But that is not the part that you get off on the most. Well, do tell. You like being in the inner sanctum, in sonny’s coveted “circle of trust.” You’re the one he leans on, the one he confides in… the one he believes. Damn right, I do. I’ve had other offers throughout the year. Other people wanting to buy you back your half of the hotel? Yeah. Sonny. My son, michael. Even nina reeves offered to sell it back to me in the name of “peace” — so she said. I’m guessing you weren’t feeling that peaceful towards nina reeves? Uh, no. And the ex-husband, I get. But why not accept the offer from your son? Because! I didn’t want to expose michael to scrutiny from the sec. Not that they would find anything, but I didn’t want to put him through that kind of an investigation. It was bad enough when it happened to me. I’m guessing you already know all about this. Just ’cause I’m fbi doesn’t mean I’m familiar with every federal charge ever filed. But you are familiar with that one. Yeah. So you know the ending, right? I messed up, I lost my hotel, and I was going to do everything in my power to get it back on my terms. But that — but that just brings me back to my original question. You weren’t able to accept charity, for lack of a better term, from sonny or nina or michael. How were you able to accept it from jason? Because taking my hotel back wasn’t for me. It was for him. Sonny’s on one-quarter of his bipolar medication, and no one has any idea. I’ve got to hand it to you, val. The strategy is simple, effective, hard to detect. If this were a project back when we were trainees, they’d steal your idea and put it in a textbook. However, we have a rather bigger, rather more pressing problem than sonny. Jason morgan, also known as alan jacobs. Spent years at pikeman, therefore knows too much. Yeah, and I’m sure by now you’ve been back through his file and double-checked our screening process. How did morgan get a job at pikeman in the first place? Who messed up and where? The short answer is no one messed up — because alan jacobs’ history checks out. I mean, supporting documents. His outstanding record of military service. Everything seems legitimate. That’s troubling. Someone went through a lot of trouble to put jason morgan in pikeman. Someone capable of manipulating government records. Could be a business rival. There’s a couple of other security firms have that kind of tech. So sabotage pikeman from within and steal our clients? Yeah, it’s plausible. Except for morgan himself. Why would he take the job? What was his — his incentive? Well, jason has always had blind faith in sonny corinthos. It’s kind of a defining character trait. Right. So what would make him disappear on sonny? Not money. He was born a quartermaine. So if morgan wasn’t paid to infiltrate pikeman, what if he was coerced? Yeah, but who could coerce a man like that? Who could deliver flawless credentials? The answer has three letters. Only the question is… which ones? Drew : Yours is such animportant story, willow, and thank goodness it has a happy ending. I really — I hope you’ll consider coming on board. Wow. I…

[ Exhales sharply ] Uh, willow’s a private person. She may not want to share her story with the world, even if it is for a-a worthy cause. I mean, I completely understand. I would n– I mean, I don’t want to pressure you. I-I definitely don’t want you to feel uncomfortable in any way. Oh, no. Ii know that. And I am so honored that you thought of me. Well, you’re the only person I thought of.

[ Exhales sharply ] Can I get back to you? I promise I won’t take too long. Absolutely. Take as much time as you need. Because while, yes, I do value my privacy, the fact is… my life was saved by my great-aunt liesl and her bone-marrow donation, and I will be eternally grateful for that gift. It allowed me to be a mother to my children, a wife to my husband. I want to increase the odds of that happening for everyone. Drew, we have a problem, and I need you to do something…

I don’t think thatwe should talk about that. Oh, my god. It is true. Yeah. Dex, I’m so sorry. You’re not responsible for your father. No, but I — I feel so stupid and naive. I mean, I know my dad worked outside the law, but I can’t believe he would put you in that position. Makes you feel any better, it surprised me, too. Can I ask you another question? Sure. In the time that you’ve worked with my dad, has he seemed different, in the end, than he was in the beginning? Uh, I know that’s vague. No, no. I get what you mean. Yeah, uh, towards the end, sonny was more volatile, quicker to fly off the handle. Paranoid? Yeah. After the attack in puerto rico, he was convinced there was a traitor inside his organization. Didn’t take him long to decide that it was me, and after that, there was no changing his mind. Okay. So it was after the shooting in puerto rico. Yeah, he’d always been volatile, but that’s when it flipped to paranoia. Right when ava moved in.

[ Groans ] Kristina? Is something wrong? Jason thinks that I wouldn’t have lost the hotel to begin with if he had been here. Do you agree? Probably. I mean, it’s not jason’s fault. Something was obviously keeping him away. I mean, he’s been through something. Jason told you that? No, I can see it in his eyes. And now that he’s back home, there’s so much that he can’t get back or make up for. But this hotel, you know, it’s the one thing he could fix. So you swallowed your pride and let him. Oh! [ Chuckles ] Don’t get me wrong. I am thrilled to have the hotel back. But I wouldn’t have accepted it from anyone else. You took it from jason. For him. Yeah. And I’d do it again. Enjoy your hotel, carly. Enjoy your stay, agent cates. My defenses were up because I thought that someone was targeting me. Jason: Somebody was targeting you. Yeah, not that night, though. When I got back to the apartment, I could see that someone had opened the door. And I entered. And there was a figure standing there in the dark rifling through my things. And they turned toward me with something in their hand. And I fired. You did what your instincts were telling you to do. You wouldn’t have done that. Anna, you don’t know that. Yeah, I do. You wouldn’t have entered an apartment that was dark and fired at a target that you couldn’t see clearly. I-I wasn’t there. It’s impossible to say what would’ve or wouldn’t have happened. Y-you just can’T. It’s really hard for me to accept, you know, that that happened. And every time it flashes in my mind, I just try to block it out. I sh– mnh. I shot a child, jason. I’m sorry. You should feel sorry for charlotte. I feel sorry for you, too. Had to be tough to live through that. I’m really glad charlotte’s okay. Oh, god. Me too. I don’t know what I would’ve done if she hadn’t made it. Anyway… so, what I’m saying is that it’s impossible for me to — to look at valentin and not think about his daughter. You see, to me, he is a father first and a person of interest second. In which case…

[ Sighs ] …I think I’m putting this entire investigation at risk. I fear we’ve caught the interest of a government agency. Fbi, cia, nsa. Mi5? Yeah. The only one we can be sure it’s not is the wsb. They don’t want to investigate pikeman. They want to keep it running just the way it has for decades. Do you think the cia put jason in pikeman? I think we’d be idiots not to consider that possibility. And morgan’s perfect. He’s got the right skill set, but he’s not an agent.

[ Scoffs ] I mean, you know… if we hadn’t had the blind good luck to assign morgan to an op in his own hometown, we’d never have tripped to him. And you think that’s good luck? Well, any luck’s good if you know how to play it. Now that we know an intelligence firm is coming after us… we can adjust accordingly. Jack, this is gonna have to be our last face-to-face. There can be nothing linking me to you. Right. And we still have to tie off morgan. Well, I think we may have gotten a break there. ‘Cause jason and sonny are currently at odds. Yeah? How bad? On a scale from creative differences to all-out war? From sonny’s perspective, the latter. And with him erratic… and angry? We eliminate jason and pin it on sonny.

I’m sorry. I-I didn’t know that you were here. -It’s fine. -We were just leaving. Um, I will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. Like I said, no rush. And thank you again so much for thinking of me. Willow barely said a word to me. Because we were in the middle of a meeting, nina. Did you see her smile just a little? Maybe I could call — no. You know what? I think texting is more appropriate. I think you should give willow some space. Now, what was so important that you had to barge into my office without knocking again? Well, carly is giving me a hard time about doing standard maintenance on my office.

[Chuckling] Really? I wonder where she got that idea from. Remember, drew, we are on the same team. In what world am I on the same team as you? One where carly and jason screwed us both over. So what’s the plan? For? Payback. Everything’s fine. Are you sure? Because things looked a little tense. Yeah, no. It’s fine. The baby was just kicking, and… I asked dex if what you told me about my dad was true. Oh. You were right. Well, for the record, I wish I wasn’T. And looking back, I certainly did not have to tell you the way that I did. Well, I should probably get going, so… it’s good to see you. Dex. Wait. I like it. Thought you might. But you need to tread carefully and make it look convincing. Otherwise, anna will totally be onto you. I heard she came to see you. Hm. She wanted to know all about pikeman. She seemed to think that somehow I’d know who was running the show. And what did you tell her? I gave her nothing. But anna’s closing in, val. You know, we can take precautions against the nsa or whoever it is that has pikeman under scrutiny. But our defenses against anna are limited. She knows us both. She knows our history. She was there when we stole the money to fund pikeman. Now, all she has to do is put those pieces together. And she’s plenty smart enough to do that. She’s already come to see me to talk about pikeman. She asked me about your involvement. And I stonewalled. And she believed you? Of course. Trust me. Anna’s not gonna be a problem. Every instinct in my body is just screaming that valentin is more involved in pikeman than he is saying. But for the reasons that I’ve just outlined, when I question him, I come up empty. I just — I-I think I’m incapable of being objective. Oh, and this is — this is where I come in? Mm-hmm. Yeah. You’re, uh, good at rational thinking, yeah? That’s what I hear. And I’m just wondering maybe you can get a read on valentin? ‘Cause he’s not going to be suspicious of you as he would be of me. Right. Look. I’ll do anything I can to help you. Thank you. But… you may not trust your own judgment. I do. And I always will. Thank you. I have a lead for you. Great. What? Well, dex confirmed for me that sonny did, in fact, take that shipment from pikeman. Yeah, I got my own reasons to talk to this guy dex. I’ll follow up, and I’ll see if he knows anything about valentin. And I’ll always be here for backup. I know. John: Jason!

[ Scoffs ] Oh, look. The gang’s all here. Except — wait. You’re missing a member. Well, we were just discuss– I don’t care what you were doing here. The investigation into pikeman has stalled. Care to explain why?

Your head’s not in the game. Throwing money around. Buying the metro court for carly spencer? Just because you’re back in port charles with access to your bank accounts does not make you a free man. Understood. I want an update on pikeman — now. There’s nothing to report right now. Now, you listen up, morgan. Either you figure out a way to give me what I want… or carly will lose the hotel — again — because she will be up on rico charges. Oh, hi! My two favorite people! It’s already looking so much better in here. You think? Yeah, the metro court has missed your special touch. Thank you. Well, what are you guys doing here? Late lunch? Early dinner? Drinks? You know we do it all.

[ Chuckles ] We’re not sure just yet. Alright. Well, let me know when you decide. Um, duty calls.

[ Laughs ] Excuse me. Willow: Your mom seems so happy. Yeah. She does. So… what do you think about drew’s offer? I mean, I was flattered and really surprised. Look. I-I don’t want you to feel pressured. It’s — it’s 100% fine if you say no. Is that what you think I should do? You knock yourself out. I’m not interested in payback. Since when? I mean, you really enjoyed getting even with me. Why are you letting carly and jason off the hook? Carly and jason didn’t send me to prison. If you weren’t sent away, drew, then you and carly would have been married by the time jason came back home. And how humiliating would that have been? Oh, I see. So — so you actually saved me from divorce. That’s right. So do you want me to thank you? What I want right now doesn’t really require any words. Oh, is it too much for you, drew? I owe you an explanation. You don’t owe me anything. It wasn’t my place to say anything to kristina, but at the time, I was just very scared of what sonny might do to you, and I thought that if I told kristina, it would help. You’re not scared anymore? No, I think that you’re gonna be just fine. Have you heard from the academy? Not yet. I’m sure you’ll get in. We’ll see. Pcpd would be lucky to have you. You really think so? I know so. All those years I spent with my nose pressed up against the window, on the outside looking in, despised, ridiculed by everybody in sonny’s orbit. Not nina. No. No. Not nina. But the collapse of sonny and nina was inevitable. I mean, she never had a chance of really understanding him. Not like i do. Because sonny wasn’t the man that she thought he was. Do you know what I’m really loving? What I’m really tickled pink about? Is that finally carly is getting a taste of her own medicine. Hm. Now we’re getting somewhere. Glaring down her nose at reprehensible, despicable ava jerome, repeatedly slamming the door in my face. Well, guess who’s in charge of entry now. You. Me. And she can be the ousted traitor. I’m the trusted confidant. Sonny makes you feel powerful. Yeah. Yeah. But I am helping him, too. How so? Sonny is on a quarter dose of his medication. Did you arrange it? No. No. Absolutely not. And I have to find out who’s responsible. In the meantime, I know that sonny is vulnerable, and I’m watching out for him. Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re saying that y-you haven’t told sonny?

I hope you’re right about the police academy. We both know I have a lot to make up for. Look, if I’ve come off as some perfect angel, I know that I’m not. I have done things that I’m not proud of. And…I don’t even know why I did them. I just know that they didn’t make me feel like me. Does that make sense? Makes a lot of sense. There is a scale, joss. Bad things you’ve done. There’s some bad things that I’ve done. I’m not trying to compare. I’m just saying that I know that I’ve messed up, too. So I shouldn’t stand in judgment of anybody else. And that includes you. No, I haven’t told sonny. Why not? N-never mind. I think I know. You like quarter-medicated sonny, don’t you? He’s receptive to you in a way he’s never been before. We’re getting along very well, yes. Getting along? Playing house, ava. Well, as long as I’m watching out for sonny, what’s the downside? How much time do you got? If sonny finds out what’s wrong and that you knew? Look, if he even suspects that you had a hand in this… well, I didn’T. But you didn’t try and fix it. Okay? Sonny’s not rational. You’re playing with real fire here. You almost sound like you care. You know I do. And yet you always underestimate me. I know what I’m doing. God, I hope so. Do you think I wouldn’t be good at it?

[ Chuckles ] No, I think — actually, no, i know that you’d be amazing with whatever you put your mind to. I just — I don’t want you to feel obligated, willow. That’s all. If you do decide to take the job, just make sure it’s what you — what you really want. Well, drew told me I could think on it. So that’s what I’m gonna do. Okay. Carly stays free as long as you do what the fbi asks of you. Are we clear?

[ Exhales heavily ] Clear. Good. Now… we both know you spent years running contraband through here. I suggest you renew your contacts and find out how pikeman is moving their shipments through port charles and when they plan to do it again. I do what I have to to get the results I need. Anna: Maybe. But I can tell you don’t like yourself very much when you treat jason like that. It doesn’t matter how any of us feel about it. What matters is we get it done. Don’t worry, jack. I know how to play anna. You better be right. For her sake. I like anna. I always have. But the wsb has too much invested in pikeman. Okay? If she threatens that… take a wild guess what’s gonna happen to her. Nothing’s gonna happen. Yeah. If you want to protect her, val, really, you want to keep her safe, keep your distance. The more time you spend with anna, the greater the risk you’ll give yourself away. That’s all the time I have for you, jack. I need to get going.

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