GH Transcript Thursday, May 23, 2024

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oh! Thank you so much for coming, carly. Please. Yeah, well, I would say you’re welcome, but I don’t really feel like I was asked, more like I was summoned. Gosh. I-I do apologize for that. Please. No, wait. I’m gonna save us some time. I have no idea what’s going on with sonny. I really — I don’t talk to him much anymore. And when I do, we’re barely civil. Oh, no, I didn’t ask you here to talk about sonny. Hallelujah. I never thought I’d live to see the day. A friend of yours is in hospital. Who? Jack brennan. He was admitted to gh last night. What happened? Is he okay? He was stabbed in the abdomen. But no major organs were hurt. Well, thank god. Yes, god could be one explanation. Maybe brennan was visited by a miracle. Or he stabbed himself. Kristina is in her third trimester now, right? So — so, sonny, trust me when I tell you that your daughter is now in, um, a swirl of emotions, and all of them heightened. It’s not her fault. No, it’s not her fault. Right. But right now, kristina is more than capable of taking something she saw and blowing it way out of proportion. I know that’s not an easy offer to make, kristina, and I do appreciate it. It’s the right thing to do. I’m not sure what I’m gonna do yet. Of course. Uh, I’M… I’m just so sorry, dex, for all of it, not just the attack, but you have saved my dad so many times. And you have proved your loyalty to him. You — you — you did not deserve this. As the court already knows, I was disbarred for committing perjury, but — there you go, your honors. Now she’s a confessed liar. Case closed. Your honors, if mr. Byrne refuses to restrain himself, perhaps we should adjourn until we can find someone more dispassionate to substitute. Justice caldwell: Mr. Byrne? Will that be necessary? No, your honors. Apologies. Your mother said you needed me. What can I do? Oh, sweetheart. I’m so sorry about the honeymoon. We can reschedule it when you’re ready. I don’t care about that. Chase just lost his dad, and he’s completely heartbroken. And my dad is still here. And I just want him to know how very much I love him. I love you, too. I love you, too. I know you’re in pain and you’re grieving, but I care about you way too much to just let you throw away your sobriety. You’ve already lost so much. So, what you’re saying is, put away the bourbon for your sake. I’m saying the bourbon isn’t helping you. And whatever you do next, you got to do it for you. And that little girl in her bedroom who just lost her grandfather.

Kristina saw jason grab me like I was a crazy person that needed to be held back. That’s what scared her. And it wouldn’t help that the person she saw grabbing you was once your best friend. I don’t need friends. Not anymore. Take care of yourself, kristina. You and the baby. He’s right, you know.

[ Sighs ] Hey. You didn’t do anything wrong. The problem is I did. In my own way, I’m — I’m just as guilty. It is true that I was under oath when I denied having sexual relations with dr. Neil byrne, but that oath was administered in a medical board hearing, not in a court of law. A distinction without a difference, your honor. Oh, it’s a big difference. If you ever ended up in a lawyer’s office when you should have seen a doctor.

[ Chuckles ] You’re not in charge of my sobriety. I am. You’re right. You are. And it’s been me and that little girl every day since her mom walked out on us five years ago. Just the two of us. So you don’t get to walk in here now and tell me if I can have a drink or tell me what’s really important to violet. Oh, no, no, no. No. We care about each other’s children, and I’m just looking out for her, like you look out for my boys. You are welcome to look after violet. You can stay here and you can make friendship bracelets with her. Or you can leave. Those are the two choices. You decide. Please, just — just hear me out. Alright, so, if you stab yourself… uh-huh. …Yes, it’s gonna hurt for a minute, but you take care not to hit anything critical. And then you still get an acceptable loss of blood. And then before you know it, you’re out of prison, in the back of an ambulance, on your way to gh for a few days. I mean, it’s not the worst plan in the world, right? Right. I mean, when you put it like that, I’m surprised more inmates aren’t stabbing themselves. Just to clarify, brennan neither confirmed or denied that the wound was self-inflicted. He did say, however, that if he had stabbed himself, it would give him a chance to see you again.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Elizabeth? Chase. Hi. Uh, I know that you — you’ve got a lot going on right now, but your brother needs you. And so does violet. Are you okay? Uh, no. Are you with them? I was. But I’m not who they need right now. You are.

So, I didn’t realizethat you and jack were so close. Oh, I barely know jack brennan. Okay. And we certainly don’t have a “stab myself to see you” kind of relationship. But you did visit him in prison. Anna, jack brennan has very little, if anything, to do with me. Are we done here? Because I have a lot going on in my life without this. Okay, carly, you seem to be in a hurry to go somewhere. I trust that it is not to see brennan. Right?

[ Door opens and closes ] I was notified that I was accused of perjury by affidavit. I never even saw the actual document itself. And instead the bar association met without my being present. And it just so happens that mr. Byrne was a member of that panel. Mr. Byrne? It’s true, your honor. I was a member of that panel. But when mrs. Davis’s case came up for adjudication, I recused myself. And his place was taken by his law partner. He has an impeccable reputation. How dare you impugn his integrity? I did not impugn his integrity. I would hope not. Unlike you, he has a sterling reputation. And now you’re impugning my reputation. Your honors, I — I’m sorry, but I, for one, don’t need to listen to mr. Byrne wax poetic about his law partner’s curriculum vitae. I’m assuming he’s brilliant. Otherwise, mr. Byrne would not have offered him employment in the first place. I agree. Let’s move on. I would love to. That is, if it’s alright with mr. Byrne. Simply put, I don’t think that I was given a fair hearing. Not that mr. Byrne’s friend — excuse me — law partner had anything to do with it, but I didn’t even know the name of my accuser. Mr. Byrne? I submitted the accusation. And? Ms. Davis never requested the name of her accuser.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I’m requesting it now. What are you doing? Putting something together to feed people. Why? What people? People we know. You know, they might want to gather here today. Besides, we have a guest coming, in brook lynn and chase are here. Brook lynn and chase are gone. What did you do to make them leave? Nothing. Brook lynn wanted to see me, and I thought it was about the honeymoon. I told her that we could reschedule it, but it wasn’T. She just wanted me to know how much she loved me. Of course I told her how much I loved her. That sounds like brook lynn. Where did she and chase go? Chase got a call from elizabeth. Said he had to go over to finn’s, like, now. Oh. Okay. Well, I’m glad she went with him. They’re each other’s family now, you know? And brook lynn more than chase, will tell us what’s going on later. Chase looked really upset. I mean, he didn’t say what the call was about, but… he was worried.

[ Sighs ] You know, every couple gets tested, right? But these two — they’re just right out of the gate. What more can the universe throw at them right now? I finished the friendship bracelet. Oh! I think it looks pretty good. Yeah, look at that. Let me see. Where did elizabeth go?

[ Sighs ] This is amazing, sweetheart. And aunt elizabeth — I think, um — I think something came up at the hospital. But, you know, you can — you can give her this bracelet later. It’s not for her. It’s for aiden. Yeah. Aiden. That’s what I meant.

[ Knock on door ] Hey. Oh! Chase: I’m so sorry, bro. I’m so sorry. Oh, that’s gorgeous. Thank you. I made it for aiden. He’s a lucky guy.

[ Door closes ] Part of me was hoping you’d get on that plane and you’d fly to italy and when you came back, everything would be the same, but…[Sighs] Nothing’s ever gonna be the same. The important thing is that we’re here now, together.

Sonny, kristina’s gonna come around. She justst needs a minute to realize that you’re the same dad that she’s always known and loved and adored. Yeah, yeah. There’s something else weighing on you, isn’t there? My sons. They’ve turned on me. Sons, plural? I know where things stand with michael, but dante — he’s a cop. And that comes first. I just thought maybe it would be different. Oh. Well, it’s just terrible that dex turned out to be the traitor that he is and that kristina misinterpreted your actions. But, really, it’s jason’s fault, isn’t it… yeah, yeah, yeah. …When it comes down to it for butting in and making the situation much worse. Yeah, you got that right.

[ Knock on door ] I’m gonna tell whoever that is to go away. Yeah, yeah. ‘Cause, sonny, you deserve some peace.

[ Knock on door ] Come in.

[ Door opens ] Oh, my god, dex. What happened?

[ Door closes ] Before I answer that, can we talk off the record? Yeah. I could just really use some advice, just person to person, and i didn’t know who else to ask. Of course. Sit down. What — what do you need? Do you need anything? No. No. Thank you. I’ve already been to the emergency room. What happened? Between the wedding and now, what the hell happened? Sonny. After you left. Jason stepped in and put a stop to it, but not before kristina saw the whole thing. Hey! Have you seen your mom? Not for a while. Why? ‘Cause she and gregory were close. I think you need to check on her. She’s got to be hurting. Yeah. I’ll, uh — I’ll talk to her later. I mean, uh, I’ll just give her some time to deal with it in her own way. She’s not big on emotional displays. Tracy’s got a lot of feelings, and they run very deep. Maybe you haven’t noticed them because of elq and how you guys squabble and eddie maine, but… I think tracy had real feelings for gregory. Like, romantic feelings? Yeah. Maybe. But he was sick when she met him. So what? I thought all they did was argue. I mean, I know that he would push back whenever she said something. And when it came to the wedding prep and rehearsal dinner, I know he flat out told her that she had to be nice. And she was. She was very nice and very generous. She didn’t snark at anybody.

[ Chuckles ] I kind of missed it. And you know how much she respects people who stand up to her. Some people. And those people are the people that she cares about and has feelings for. You’re right. I didn’t see it. I’m a terrible son. No. No, of course you’re not, ned. Come on. If there’s anything we’ve learned in the last 24 hours, it’s, whether you’re a parent or a child, there’s an invisible clock ticking. We just got to be better to each other. Violet, sweetie, how do you feel about going for a walk? I know how I feel about it. I think it’s a great idea. Gives your dad and I a chance to talk about some grown-up stuff. You know what grown-up means, right? Boring? Exactly. Is it okay with you? It’s okay by me, sweetheart, if it’s okay with you. Let’s go. Violet? I’m gonna be right here when you get back. Love you, dad. I love you, sweetheart. Let’s go, sweetie.

[ Door closes ] Hey.

[ Exhales heavily ] You okay? You need anything? I just want to know what happened, step by step. And, finn… I mean everything that happened.

Surely your honors can see that ms. Davis is attempting to turn this hearing into a personal vendetta. You’re the one who tried to avenge your brother by getting me disbarred. So I think vendettas might be your area of expertise. I didn’t need to do anything, counselor. If there was any damage done, it was self-inflicted. I have made my share of mistakes, but I’ve taken responsibility for them. And I’m taking responsibility for them right here and right now. You, on the other hand, let other people do your dirty work for you. I have a right to face my accuser.

[ Chuckles ] Apparently, my colleague can’t tell the difference between an appeals hearing and a criminal trial.

[ Gasps ] This — your — your honor — he says this hearing is about justice, not a vendetta. So let’s let him prove that by telling me the name of my accuser, please. Hi, carly. Hi. Uh, I appreciate you running over here, but as you can see, I’m absolutely fine. Can we talk in private? Well, ava knows everything. You can talk about it here. Does she? It’s a shame that dex has forgotten who his friends are. Well, that seems to be going around a lot. Have you heard from kristina? She’s in an — in an emotional place right now, and she’s gonna calm down and get over it. Sonny, your daughter who thinks you walk on water saw you beat a man. And when your friend tried to drag you away, you threatened to kill them both. You can’t make things right for your dad. And you can’t make dex decide one way or another. I know, but I tried to pressure dex into doing what I wanted him to do. I just did it through michael. I am my father’s daughter. You’re much more than that. But you have to make yourself and your baby your biggest priorities. If this priority gets any bigger, I’m not even gonna be able to walk.

[ Laughs ] Hey, it’s beautiful. You’re beautiful. I just… I want — I want my baby to have a better world than I had. And I’m not doing my part in making sure that happens by letting my dad go free again. What a mess. She thinks the world of him. I don’t think so anymore. But I don’t want to make her testify against him. That’s very compassionate of you, but are you sure? If it were just her, it would be bad enough, but it’s not. There’s a baby to worry about. I respect you, and I admire you, so I need to hear it from you. If I decide not to press charges, for whatever reason, am I tarnishing the badge before I even put it on? You want a drink? Yeah. I’ll share a small glass of wine with you. I have been weeping on and off all day, and my stomach is in knots. Oh, mine, too.

[ Sighs ] Not for nothing, but your idea of sharing needs work. Well, not for nothing, but if you want more, I’ll pour some more.

[ Both laugh ] Hey, ned. I’m really glad that I married you. Huh. And I am — I’m so glad that we were young and that we were in love. Then we had our beautiful brook lynn. You know what? I wouldn’t change a thing. Except maybe not having my heart broken so much. Although, you know what? Scrap that. Because everything that happened brought us exactly to where we are right here. Exes who love each other. And we’re the best of friends. And we share a beautiful daughter, and years in the future we’re gonna share some beautiful grandchildren. I’m looking forward to that.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Me too. Although I have to say, I’m a little nervous, you know? I mean, yeah, I’m gonna be over the moon when I get to hold that grandbaby, but the thought of being a nonna? Ohh. I’m just afraid somebody’s gonna ambush me and throw me in a black dress with support hose and orthopedic shoes.

[ Laughs ] Well, gloria didn’t let that happen to her. And for that matter, it didn’t happen to my mother, either. Well, your mother’s not italian. Gloria is, and she didn’t turn into a little old lady in a black dress. Why would you? Alright, you know what? You’re right. I’m gonna be a — a nonna in combat boots.

[ Laughs ] And you will rock them!

[ Laughs ] See? See? You are a wonderful man, ned. You know what? Life is short. And we don’t know how much time we have here. So, for the record… I love you and I appreciate you. You changed my life, lois. I met you, and nothing was ever the same. And it was all exponentially better. And I love and appreciate you, too. Thank you. And I’m really looking forward to seeing a nonna in combat boots.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Sighs ] Yeah. It’s just really sad, though, you know? Because… someday when we get to hold that hypothetical grandchild… …gregory won’t be here to hold that baby. Justice caldwell: Upon review, it is our decision that ms. Davis does have the right to know the name of her accuser. So? Ava jerome. What?! The name of your accuser. Ava jerome.

[ Exhales sharply ] Gio! Hi. Ooh! Your honors, I request a hearing to determine the credibility and reliability of ava jerome’s testimony. On what grounds? On the grounds that the revelation that ava jerome is the witness changes the entire complexion of this case. Ms. Davis forfeited the right to a hearing when she failed to offer up a defense years ago. Ms. Davis was denied information years ago and, as such, felt mounting a defense would be futile. A separate hearing will not be granted. This case has been settled for too long. Then, uh, I would ask for a recess so that we may formulate a response to what can only be described as an ambush. That’s ridiculous. Your honors — justice caldwell: I’ll grant 10 minutes. Upon return, we’ll expect to hear both parties’ final statements. The recess starts now. How about I take you home? You trying to get rid of me? No. I’m trying to get you to rest. But while you rest, I’ll whip up an omelet. No, wait, wait. You know how to make an omelet? I’m a woman of many talents. That I know. Wait. So, I shouldn’t expect breakfast in bed anytime soon? No, not exactly. You’re fine with pop-tarts, right?

[ Laughs ] Come on. Showing compassion for kristina under no circumstances compromises you as a cadet, certainly not as a cop. So, failure to report a crime is okay? Let’s just think about this for a second. Just say that we could secure a conviction of aggravated assault against sonny. And we both know that that’s not a sure thing. Understood. Diane miller — she would work her magic and he’d be out, in, what, 18 months, give or take? Right. Meanwhile, his entire family would be dragged into this, and there is no telling what that stress of testifying would do to kristina and her baby. On the other hand — and this is very important, dex — you are the victim of a vicious assault that required medical attention. Allegedly. So, what are you telling me to do? I’m not telling you to do anything. I’m just reminding you that a single crime rarely affects a single individual. Every crime has ripple effects that just sort of reach out and touch people that had nothing to do with the crime. Their lives, your life — they’re changed forever. Sometimes in small ways and sometimes in not-so-small ways. You know, you are certainly within your rights to report this assault. But you’re under no obligation to. And… I just… I don’t know if — if this is the right time for us to go after sonny. Everything would be a lot easier if things were just black and white. Life isn’t black and white. People aren’t, either. They’re gray. Cops don’t have things easy. You know, if we did, anybody could be a cop. I thought you and I came to some kind of an understanding, at the very least, a — a truce. I was in a bad place, and you stopped me from going to a worse place. And I appreciate that. But you didn’t see what happened. Okay. Then tell me what happened. I lost my temper. And I punched dex. I — first punch. Maybe a few more punches. And I kicked him. And then jason came in and he grabbed me and then it all escalated. So it’s jason’s fault. Well, you know, he just grabbed me real tight. He’s a strong guy, and I was furious. I couldn’t move. And then I started saying things. I don’t even remember what I said. And then kristina’s there. She heard — I don’t know what she heard. And she ran off.

[ Sighs ] None of this would have happened if jason had just stayed out of it. So now it’s jason’s fault. Before, it was dex’S. Before that, it was me and michael. What are you gonna do when you run out of traitors? Who are you gonna blame for the man you’ve become?

I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me. I know how busy you are. I don’t know if I helped in any way, but I’m always happy to listen. Dex, I… I hope I didn’t discourage you from pressing charges — ’cause the law is the law. That actually is black and white. Which is a good thing because it prevents us and saves us from having to make more subjective decisions. I understand. But I’m not gonna press charges. And I’m sorry if that makes me a terrible cop, but for now, I’m gonna live in the gray. For what it’s worth… …I think you’re gonna be a very good cop.

[ Door closes ] Alright, carly, you said what you need to say. I think you should probably go now. Yeah. You seem to have everything you need right here. Carly. I appreciate what you did for me last night. Kristina and I are good. We’re gonna be fine. I hope so.

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales sharply ] After hearing that, sonny, I tell you, I am impressed by your restraint. It’s almost as if carly wants you to be estranged from your children. Ugh. According to ava, I made her brother’s life a living hell. After he tried to kill me, I sure hope I did. You know it was julian, right? You know, it was julian who announced to everyone that I was involved with neil. Of course. Mm-hmm. And then ava takes it upon herself to call neil’s brother, fergus, who was sitting on the bar disciplinary committee at the time. Certainly seems that way. Meanwhile, counselor byrne is sitting on his own giant conflict of interest. I cannot believe we went through this whole ordeal for nothing. Nothing! You know, all the work we did, all of the legal precedents we found, all of the ethics cases, everything — nothing. You know why? Because my disbarment was never about the law. So the law is not gonna help me get my license back. It’s time? Yes. Ava jerome. You know, under the guise of sticking up for her sociopathic brother, do you know what she did? I mean, she cost me my career. And not only that — because of her, I lost myself. Ah! Welcome, welcome. Here, let me help you with your stuff. Come on in. Come on.

[ Groans ] Oh, my goodness! Who helped you pack? Was it my ma or was it zia francesca?? Zia francesca. I told her I don’t need all this. Yeah, but you know what? Don’t worry about it. The room you have, the closet is huge. You’re gonna be able to fit everything, no problem. Just tell me where I’m going. No, no, no, no, no. Just leave it right there. It’s okay. Yuri will bring your stuff up. Seriously? Seriously. Here. Come here. Sit down. I — I want to tell you something. Here. Sit right here. Um… so, you know, uh, gregory, chase’s father, the man who officiated the wedding, right? Yeah. Well, um…

[ Voice breaking ] He passed away last night, so… wow. Th-that’s — I-I’m so sorry. It’s okay. It’s okay. I know. It’s — it’s a loss. But, um, brook lynn and chase — they canceled their honeymoon, and right now they’re both over at chase’s brother’s place. Maybe this is the wrong time for me to come stay. I-I can look for a rental — absolutely not. Monica is already on board with all this. And, you know, we’re getting your room ready. The quartermaines don’t even know me. They will. I mean, you’re extended family. Emphasis on “family.” I missed you, G. You know? And I was a little worried about what kind of trouble you might be getting into without me having my eyes on you. I was good as gold. You are good as gold. And I am so happy that you’re here in port charles. I really think that this is the — this is the right place for you. You must be feeling really sad right now. I’m sad, too. You know, sweetie, you can talk to me about your grandpa, but you don’t have to. We can just sit here and be quiet together. I’m thinking about my dad. Grandpa was his dad, so he must be especially sad right now. He is. What if something ever happened to my dad? It’s really scary to think about, isn’t it? I love him so much. He’s my everything. You don’t have anything to worry about, sweetie. Your dad is strong and healthy. He’s gonna be around for a really long time. Step by step. Please.

[ Sighs ] I dropped violet off at school. I came back, and, um, the apartment was quiet. It was so quiet. I called out to dad, but he didn’t answer me. So I went in his room and… he was so still. I called 911. And the coroner came out not long after that. Pronounced him deceased. Yeah, I had a drink. Okay. Maybe more than one. I’m not really sure.

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