GH Transcript Monday, May 6, 2024

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Kristina: So I accidentally said “my baby” one time on accident. T-that’s — it’s shorthand for “the thing that’s growing inside oan’t win. Tj thinks I don’t care about this baby enough, and you think that I care about this baby too much. So maybe the two of you should get together and settle on exactly how much you think I should care about this baby, and then you can let me know. Got it. Promise. Point taken. I understand why you’re frustrated. There’s been a lot of back-seat pregnancy-ing here, right? Yeah. I am… I am falling a little bit in love with this baby. But how could I not? It’s a part of me. And it’s not like I did it on purpose. It just happened. And it’s not a bad thing that this baby gets to feel loved before it’s born. Uh, another good point. So I don’t know what everyone is freaking out about. The fact that you don’t understand why everyone is so concerned is cause for concern all by itself. I’m so excited that miranda agreed to be my stylist. I know. Well, it took a little convincing. She didn’t just volunteer. I know, and I appreciate everything you did to make it happen. Well, I feel like you were resisting a lot of her ideas, and she didn’t show us anything that wasn’t amazing. Yeah, but I want her to design my looks for my tour and any public appearances. But when it comes to my downtime, I reserve the right to dress how I want. Honey, you don’t — you don’t have downtime.

[ Chuckles ] Building a brand and maintaining it, that’s a full-time job. So, I think you should talk to the union rep first… okay. …And then the lawyers. Alright. Okay? And, uh, all this is on your to-do list for tomorrow, as in just tomorrow and not the rest of the month? Well, it was going to be a long day. Even though you’re gonna be out of the office, I have a feeling you’re still going to have a long day. Yes. Almost certainly. But at the end of that long day, I will have checked out of the metro court and into my own absolutely perfect apartment. You have managed to be clear-eyed and honest about potential conflicts, and you always do the right thing. Do I, though? I mean, how many times have i erred on the side of being a son versus being a cop? So you think resigning from the force is the only way to reconcile your doubts? I think when I found out that dex was applying to police academy, my first thought should have been, “yeah, this kid, maybe he’ll make a decent cop,” not “I wonder what he’s got on my dad.” See? You just did it. One single, fleeting thought into a rebuke of your whole career. Okay, well, here’s another thing. You had to see the way these guys were treating dex at chase’s bachelor party. It was bad. I mean, dex was just on sonny’s payroll. I’m his blood. There’s no comparison between the two of you. You were a cop way before you found out that sonny was your father. Dex knew exactly who sonny was when he chose to work for him. Look, cops care about proximity to people like sonny. I’m his son. You don’t get any closer than that. I can’t even imagine what they all must think about me. I can imagine, because I was there when every single one of them showed up to donate blood when you were in the hospital. Y– you don’t do that for someone you don’t respect. Yeah, cops do that for other cops. You always do that. Carly shows up here like it’s her home, and then she tells me I can’t see my own daughter in my own home. Did something happen with donna? Of course not, but she wasn’t talking to me like I was donna’s father. She was talking down to me… like I’m not taking my medication. And then to top it off, she charges in the bathroom, goes into the drawer to check herself, like she’s still living here. I — I got to tell you, anybody else did that… well, it doesn’t — …you know what I would do? It doesn’t sound like she’s showing much respect… no! …For your privacy. She’s not showing much respect. To hell with that… and to hell with you, carly corinthos! Don’t you mean carly spencer?

Really, ava? That’s what you got out of everything I just said? It was a slip of the tongue, okay? That’s it. It just shows, though, how hard carly tries to push your buttons. She fails, of course — you’re you. But she does try. I have a lot of experience with carly. She plays a lot of games, but you know what? I play those games better. It’s staggering how entitled she is. She hasn’t been your wife in years. You’d never know that from the way she acted today. And not just a wife. A doctor, too, apparently. Well, you know what? To be fair… nobody knows my condition and whether I’m off medication… more than carly. Except you, obviously. Obviously. But you know what? You know what really gets me upset… is when she came in and started saying that I’m not remembering to take my medication, did I take my medication. I mean, what am I? A child? What is she thinking?! She’s not thinking, sonny. You have changed… but the way carly sees you hasn’T. She — she doesn’t know you anymore. You don’t have to tell me. You have put up with more than enough today. Why don’t you sit down, okay, and — and relax? What I want to do is I want to go to the hospital and get my blood drawn so they can test… the medication levels. And I can throw my results… …in carly’s face. Every time you walk out that door, I worry. But I also know how much you love your work. Not anymore. That was before I knew i was subconsciously looking the other way for my father. Now that I know that I’m doing that, I got to stop. Are you, like, messing with me or just venting? No, I’m not messing with you. I’m not venting. I…I really mean this. I can’t tell you how long I have waited… for you to say that you were ready to give up your badge. Had enough of hotel living, huh? Oh, more than enough. Living in hotels was a necessary evil for a better part of my career. You know, they were assignments, so it just didn’t make sense to — to rent any kind of long-term residences, because you had to be up and out within a moment’s notice. But then, living in hotels just became less of a convenience and more of a habit, so… it’s a habit that I’ve decided to break. I need a space of my own. Take… uh, with respect, it sounds a little like you’re trying to talk yourself into it. Okay, well, let’s just say that I’m reinforcing my decision. I’ve needed to do this for a while. Yeah. But then a perfect apartment came up. It’s fully furnished, and it’s in an ideal location, and I signed the paperwork yesterday. Congratulations. Thank you, calvin. Yeah. Yeah. I have everything I need all planned and accounted for in my itinerary at over 0800 hours tomorrow. That looks about right. I’ve got bungee cords and a hand-truck ready to take the files from storage I kept there since the fire at my old house. I’m just grateful that god invented elevators. You’re not using professional movers? Unless you can’t because there’s sensitive stuff in those files. Gotcha. Yeah. I’ve learned the hard way how valuable old records are. Can’t trust them to anyone except me. Do you remember how upset molly was when the first surrogate miscarried? She was devastated, and I will never forget seeing her face at the park that day. It broke my heart. All I wanted to do was help her. She’s my sister. It was her dream to have a baby, and I just wanted to help make that dream a reality, no matter what it took. And I love you for that, and so does molly. Yeah. She does, when she and her partner aren’t questioning my every move. Honey, I’m sure they regret that you felt scrutinized. I really do. But we are family, and we are really imperfect, but we love each other, which is why we have to give each other a lot of slack. You mean me.

I have to give them slack. That’s what you mean. N-no. Yeah, it is. Let me ask you something, mom. If molly and tj were using any surrogate other than me, do you think they would be policing her like they are me if she occasionally accidentally let a “my baby” slip every once in a while? Hey, has your music manager — has she said anything about the studio band’s demo? I mean, this is for your new single, so she must have some kind of feedback, right? Okay. She’s totally incommunicado until after the wedding? Why do you have such an attitude when it comes to brook lynn? I don’t have an attitude, but I do have questions about her priorities thus far. There’s nothing wrong with someone being more excited about marriage than you were. The guitar solo in the new single, it’s terrible. I don’t know what you were doing with all that studio time, but it clearly wasn’t your job. Excuse me? No, the guitar, you should have shut it down. Shut down the whole session as soon as you heard it. That single cannot be released like that until it’s fixed. What? I was the only one who heard it? Or was I just the only one who was listening? We’ll go back in and redo it. What other choice do we have? Look, we’re not going to continue to pretend like this current guitarist is anything better than just barely mediocre. This — this single is far too important. You’re kidding. It’s too important to use anybody other than… your brother. I knew this was where you were going. For the last time, mami, you have to let eloi live his own life and let me live mine.

Eloi is a talented musician. He’s a born performer, just like you. And he left the music business and said he wants nothing more to do with it. Any idea why? Yeah, because it’s contrary.

[ Scoffs ] He…he just doesn’t admit to himself that that’s where his heart lies. But once he does… he’ll what? Come running back, ready to jump in the studio and make up for lost time? Well, yeah. You joke, but I know my son. I know that music is — is the air he breathes. And once I remind him of that… how many times? And you wonder why eloi wants out. Well, what about you, honey? Do you want out too? No. I want to understand why I’m not enough. Ma, I chose to have a career in music, but it doesn’t matter because eloi is not involved — or headlining, which is what you really want. You’re being ridiculous because you know I love you both equally. I just hate seeing talent like that go to waste. Yeah, well, his talent, his choice. Yeah, but, as usual when the subject of eloi comes up, I’m wasting my breath. Honey. I got to go. Allie’s waiting for me at my place. Okay. Well, give her my best. I will. You know, you are so generous… and everybody knows it. And I want you to know that molly and tj are just anxious. You know, after everything they’ve been through… they’re just worried that this is gonna get snatched away from them just like everything else before. But you know who’s not worried? Hm? Babies. Most of the time, they come in happy and healthy… and this baby will, too. And you will know that you brought this life into the world without any agenda at all, but love. And that’s really cool. Thank you. You’re welcome. Love you. I love you. I can’t tell you how many nights… I laid in bed and prayed… …that you would come home and tell me you were done. We should have talked about this, like — like a long time ago. I know. You should have seen the looks of the faces of all the officers and their husbands and their wives, ’cause they were all there. I mean, they were devastated, of course. But I could tell that they felt guilty… …and relieved… because fate had made its choice that night, and it wasn’t them. Yeah, cops are… pretty superstitious. I know.

[ Chuckles softly, sniffles ] I live with one. And I love this one. So if you were to tell me that you were ready to give up your badge, I wouldn’t pretend to be anything… but grateful. If you think it’s worth the trouble of having a blood test to reassure carly, then… I think you should do it. Why waste my time when the results come back? You know, they’re going to be normal. She’s just going to judge me on something else.

[ Chuckles ] Very likely. And it’s probably a bad precedent to set, letting carly think that you need her approval on how you maintain your medication, that you need her approval about anything, for that matter. I don’t need carly’s approval. She doesn’t care about me. She’s probably with jason right now. I tell you what, if it wasn’t for donna I wouldn’t speak to her again. You know what? I — I got to cool off. I got to go. W-why don’t I come with you, okay? No. No. I need some time alone.

Oh, my. Well, I hope you’ve had better luck than I’ve had. The only thing I found in this book was a recipe for graham cracker crust that somebody shoved in here. I’ve never been partial to a graham cracker crust. All these books, there isn’t one case where the court has vacated a disbarment, not since my disbarment, anyway. Well, I managed to dig up some transcripts, some declarative judgments that can at least point us in the direction of what not to argue. I guess that’s better than finding out the hard way. So far, it’s just been the only way. Look, we knew this case was probably doomed from the onset. We knew no such thing, and we still don’T. Look, if you just want to give up, well, then, by all means, go find your kitchen, wherever it is, and make that hideous graham cracker crust recipe. I know where my kitchen is. It’s where I keep the aspirin.

[ Chuckles ] And I have been working on this night and day, this don quixote of a case, and you know what? I may have a legal crisis under my own roof. And if this one explodes, it’s going to shred my entire family. Hi. What do you think? Oh, I — I like it. I do. It’s a bit much, though, for movie night and takeout, but whatever you’re comfortable in. What I do really like, though, is that you finally used the key I gave you. It seemed safer coming here than the alternative. Which was? Strangling my mom in the park in broad daylight. Oh, although, anyone who’s ever met her might buy my insanity defense. I know the feeling. No one really makes you as nuts as your own mother, right? Oh!

[ Chuckles ] No, I didn’T…

[ Laughs ] I didn’t mean to scare you. I mean, you and your bags are safe. I don’t think there’s anything in your bags that would fit me anyway. Uh, no. I — and you don’t need help with your clothes, either. I’ve only seen you a few times, but… you approve? I do. Thank you. And you — you did me a favor ’cause I was just sitting here, you know, stuck in my thoughts, letting time slip away from me. It’s nice of you to give me a pass, but it’s not polite to sneak up on people. You made up for it. Appreciate that. It is such a beautiful day. I’m feeling a little selfish hogging up this bench. Care to join me? Yeah, yeah, I’d like that very much.

[ Knocking ] Yeah? Oh, hi. What are you doing here? I thought you were off duty. Yeah, I am. I just wanted to drop something off. Well, come in. Come in. Sit down. It’s nice to see you. Submitting a report? Uh, no. This is, uh… this is my resignation.

What’s prompted this? You were just in hospital. You were shot. I mean, it’s understandable that you might… yeah, it’s not just the fact that I was shot and almost died. Although that…played a part in it for me and for sam, but not the biggest part. Well, what? What is it? Uh, sonny stopped by my place today, and… yeah, we, you know, got to talking about father/son stuff, and then he mentioned dex heller. In what context? In the context that other cops… maybe even you, will believe what dex has to say about sonny’s business, uh, but not me. Not me, ’cause I would… I would know better. What did you take that to mean?

[ Chuckles ] I took it to mean that he doesn’t think that we should believe anything that dex is gonna say about his business. Did sonny ask you to do anything else other than not believe whatever dex might say? No, not immediately, but it’s not going to be the end of it. For sonny, he’s going to come back and then he’s going to ask what dex said. Assuming you would have access to whatever dex disclosed, if sonny asked… would you tell him? Not a chance. But sonny laying this groundwork like this is… I don’t know. It’s just… this line has — has gotten really blurry, you know, between what I do as a cop and what I do as a son. And… you know, I was trying to build this wall between… certain parts of our lives, you know, and sonny was on one side and I was on the other side and we could coexist. Yeah, I mean, that’s seemed to have been working in the past. Yeah, but, you know, then what you said at chase’s bachelor party really kind of hit home for me, and, uh… I have thought about what dax working for the pcpd could mean for my father… information that he could pass on, and I — I… I hate that that thought crossed my mind. You’re being really hard on yourself. I mean, aside from your remarkable recovery just now, you’re only human. Yeah, but I’m a cop. Yeah, you’re a damn fine one, too. And worrying about something isn’t the same as intervening or interfering or sharing intel. No. But to me, it sure feels like a betrayal of everything that this badge stands for. So… it’s got to end. Tonight. Sonny: Can I ask you what has you stuck in your own thoughts? Yeah. It’s my daughter. I have more than one, so I’m stuck in my thoughts a lot.

[ Both chuckle ] Man, I just have one, and that one’s a full-time job. And a thankless one a lot of times. I know what that’s about. You didn’t have an argument with kristina, did you? No, I get along great with kristina. I can’t say the same about my ex. Ugh. Nothing worse than a fight with your ex because you loved each other once, so they know what will hurt you and exactly where to aim it. My ex and i share the same daughter that I was talking about earlier. My daughter’s young, so she still likes me.

[ Chuckles ] Enjoy that while you can. But the other thing is that, uh… I’m bipolar… so my ex was instrumental in getting me… …diagnosed and recovery. Okay, so she’S… she’s not all bad. Well, that — that was then. Now, she’S… using it against me. Molly and tj have been nudging kristina about what she eats, where she sleeps, how worked up she gets. Well, surrogacy can be challenging for everyone involved, even when everyone’s being respectful and well behaved. But all molly and tj have to do is watch it and wait, and they are both very bad at it. On the other hand, for the most part, kristina is doing everything a pregnant woman should do. Uh-huh. What’s the other, lesser part been up to? Thinking that the baby is hers. Well, I’ve had some experience with surrogacy just from the legal side… and I know that whoever is carrying the child experiences a wide assortment of emotions, not the least of which is possessiveness. Yeah. Otherwise, she might as well be an incubator or test tube. But what kristina is feeling is different? She said she was… kind of falling a little in love with the baby and that when it kicks, she goes, “that’s my little kicker.” It’s not what she says. It’s — it’s the energy behind it, and it’s problematic for the role that she has. Okay, has anyone — for instance, you — broached the subject with her? Yes. And she got mad. Well, that’s also understandable. It’s understandable for now, but as this evolves, we’ll see what happens because it could be disastrous for my family.

Could be. Doesn’t necessarily need to be. But… kristina did supply the egg. It’s not a third-party donor. Therefore, in the eyes of the state of new york… the baby is legally kristina’S. What do you feel like ordering? Uh…

[ Knocking ] I’ll get it. Thank you. Blaze. Hi. I didn’t know that you were going to be here. I can come back if it’s — no. Please, come on in. We were just actually about to have dinner. You should join us. We’re having a meal of organic kale washed 10 times by nuns, with the side of polyunsaturated yogurt. Sound good? That is exactly why I did something I almost never do. Just walked out of the office in the middle of the afternoon. I had to see you. I hate the way we left things this morning.

I wanted to tell you that I talked to tj. Really? Yes. Really. I told him that micromanaging every aspect of your life is out of line and it has to stop. You said that to him? I did. I mean, telling you what to eat, when to sleep, it’s not okay. I’m a total control freak, and even I would hate that. Thank you. You’re welcome. I mean, you’re my sister, not an anonymous egg donor. Love you, and I trust you. Is there any chance you can have some version of this conversation with my mom? Yeah. Sure.

[ Laughs ] Could it wait till tomorrow, though? I took the rest of the afternoon off, and I think I might do something crazy and see if tj can get the afternoon off. Maybe go for a drink, or see a movie. Wow. I know.

[ Laughter ] I appreciate you talking to tj. Just so I’m clear, does this mean I don’t have to disown my dad? It’s really brave of you to be so open about your bipolar disorder. I mean, I don’t really know you, and yet… I really wouldn’t have expected anything less. I appreciate that. I know — I know how important it is to stay on your medication. But now my ex has reached a point where… she doesn’t give me the benefit of the doubt about anything. Did she give you a reason? No. Just, you know… excuses. Those are two very different things. You know, this is a really great bench…

[ Chuckles ] …But it doesn’t really offer any refreshments. None.

[ Laughs ] You want to — you want to go have a drink with me? Yeah, I would be delighted. I think I’m getting the better part of that deal. Eh… yep. I wasn’t there for robin at a very crucial part in her life, and sonny was. Right, she depended on him, and he was there for her. And I think that my gratitude for that morphed into a kind of bias always in his favor, no matter the circumstances, and I don’t think I realized quite how much. But whatever debt I felt I owed your father… I think now is paid in full. And I guess that I was waiting… for you to come to the same conclusion. I don’t know that I’m there yet. So you see why I have to resign? And then what? What do you mean? Well, you know, one day when sonny comes to your door and he needs a favor… without that badge, how do you justify refusing your father? How do you make sure that you and your family don’t just get dragged into his orbit? Well, I’m a grown man, anna. I’ve set boundariesand he respects them. Oh, boundaries. Oh, yeah, no. Come on. After a while, they become blurry, boundaries, especially in families. I mean, you could move. I’m — I’m not moving. My family is rooted here. Their lives are here. So are yours.

Your life is here. You didn’t use this badge to protect sonny. This badge protected you from him and the toxic cloud that follows him around. In short, I don’t think that you can afford to resign.

Well, there he is.

[ Chuckles ] How are you? You s– you seem better. Yeah. Uh, I’m good. Can I get that for you? Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. Just… natalia, that’s ava jerome. She’s my daughter avery’s mother. Yeah. Not the ex you were talking about in the park. No. She’s — she’s here to, like, help out. You don’t have any nannies? I got a couple of them. I’m not one of them.

[ Chuckles ] You know blaze the singer? Yeah. Oh, yes. Kristina’s girlfriend? Yeah. She’s a rising star. And guess what? Natalia is her mother.

[ Chuckles ] Aww. How nice. Congratulations. Yeah, we saw each other in the park, and then we just talking… you know? You know, I think it’s time to crack open that 25-year-old scotch that I imported. Oh, let me get that for you. Yeah, can you pour a glass for natalia? ‘Cause I happen to know that she likes scotch every — every so often.

[ Chuckles ] We will probably never see eye-to-eye on sonny. It’s not personal. It’s just I’m an ada. It’s literally my job not to ignore who he is. And it’s literally my role as his daughter not to ignore him as my father. And I’m not asking you to. But it is public record that where sonny goes, danger follows. Let me ask you something. Do you honestly think that my father poses a threat to your baby? I do not. And I promise that tj will stop making it an issue. Good luck with that. Hey. Thank you so much for being there for my sister throughout all of this. It means a lot that she has someone who cares about her as much as you do. She deserves it. I think so, too. Alright. I’ll see you guys later. Thank you for… coming here and saying what you did. I know it’s not easy after what happened this morning. I appreciate it. It’s just another one of the reasons why I love you. Does kristina at least have a contract with molly and tj? Yes, and I told both the girls that this would never hold up in court. You’re right. It won’T.

[ Exhales sharply ] You know what? I’m probably overreacting. This is probably just hormonal and natural during pregnancy and when this is all said and done, the haze will lift, and she will be thinking clearly. It’s possible. Very unlikely that this will come down to a point of law, and I’m worrying for no reason other than I’m very, very good at it. Oh, honey, when it comes to worrying, you are peerless. However, I would be a sorry excuse for a best friend if I did not give you some advice. Now, on one hand… I’ve never been through anything like this. But on the other hand, not being personally invested gives me some objectivity. And that’s what you need right now, objectivity. Go ahead. I’m braced. Stay out of it. If your daughters want legal opinions, send them to other lawyers. Because… the worst case scenario is you could cause one of your daughters to lose a child, and in the process, you could lose that daughter. I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do. Just do what you’ve been doing.

[ Groans ] Look, if you see a file with sonny’s name on it , ignore it. If you’re in the squad room and they mention him, walk away. If something crosses your desk pertaining to your father, then you notify me and I will reassign it. Yeah. Okay, well, then maybe we need to look beyond that… to other situations that might relate to sonny. So if a case, an incident, even a rumor, sounds like it might lead back to your father, then you have to tell me. And if events are moving too fast, you hand it off to chase or bennett or the desk sergeant. Whatever you do, you cannot put yourself in a situation where you will be compromised — or where you will compromise yourself. Is that clear? Alright. I think you’re exactly where you should be. In fact, I think it’s the only safe spot for you. You’re staying, detective. Understood? So, is your whole family in the music industry or just blaze? Well, my whole family is musical, but, I mean, my son, he is an extraordinary musician. He’s amazing, but for right now, it’s just allie — blaze — who’s actively pursuing a career in music, yeah. I know how difficult it is to break into the music business. Excuse me for a second, can you? Sure. Um…do you have to make some calls for the gallery? You know what I mean? Yeah. Yeah. I believe I do. Okay. Well, thank you for turning a challenging day into a very pleasant one. Well, I can say the same to you.

[ Both chuckle ] It’s funny. I’ve walked by this building so many times and admired it, but…this view is more spectacular than I even imagined. Have you been here for a long time? Since the ’90s. Really? Yeah. I don’t believe it. Eh, well… I mean, it feels brand-new. Well, I’ve redecorated a few times since then. You got amazing taste. You think so? Yeah.

[ Both chuckle ] Well, I was thinking of making a change. So, like, I’d welcome your input. I mean, I think it needs a — a woman’s touch. Mm. What about ava? Oh, ava? It’s not like that with ava and me.

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