General Hospital Transcript
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look, willow has made it clear that she wants no part of my life unless I truly change, and so that’s what I’m trying to do, so I can be a part of her life and my grandson’s life — w-w-wait. I think you have it all wrong. We are not here to accuse you. We actually need your help.
[ Sighs ] Does this have to do with shiloh? Shiloh… and drew cain.
[ Groaning ] Russel: How we feeling? Never better. You know, the beatings will stop once the escape attempts do.
[ Sighs ] I’m just trying to figure out where the hell I am. Paradise. You see? People say you have no sense of humor. I’ve been listening to the guards. And? And a lot of them speak greek to each other. Is this about the cassadines? Is that who your big boss is? Hey, there, hot stuff. Where are you headed so dolled up? Right. I forgot. Today’s the day. Michael: Jason. Hey. You’re early. Yeah, yeah, I figured the best man should be. You’re looking sharp, all ready to go. Yeah, I’ve been — I’ve been ready for a long time. Jason: Okay, so, if we —
if we get married,
it’s gonna be real.
have to be afraid.
You’re not gonna be
in this alone.
[ Chuckling ]
This is happening?
Do you need to hear it?
[ Sighs ]
…will you marry me?
With all my heart.
[ Exhales deeply ]
[ Muffled shouting ] What the hell? Nina!
[ Shouting continues ] Nina! Nina! Nina, you there?
[ Muffled sobs ] Answer me! Are you there?! Nina!
Nothing says wedded bliss likean army of security out front. Ah, it’s the third rule of a corinthos or corinthos-related wedding — don’t skimp on the bodyguards. Honey, we got frisked in the parking lot. Alright, so maybe it was a little bit over the top. Just be glad the kids weren’t invited. Can you imagine what leo would have made out of that? Speaking of… what are you doing? I’m just gonna check in at home. What do you think’s happening?
[ Laughs ] Leo and rocco are running brook lynn and two nannies ragged. I just want to make sure there isn’t any trouble. With leo? Why would you think that? Look, um, I don’t mean to pry, but — when has that ever stopped you? It seems like this wedding might be really hard for you, and I’m sorry. I’ve been on the outside looking in on someone else’s happiness, and it’s the worst. Yeah, it’s not ideal.
[ Chuckles ] I finally found the guy, and turns out the guy is eternally taken. Oh, well. You gotta keep going, right? Yeah, you do, and hopefully one day not too far off from now, it is a little less painful. Well, you know what would make this day astronomically more bearable? Vodka. That, and my mother plotting jason’s murder.
[ Scoffs ] Inappropriate? Yes, absolutely. But it would mean that she was here and I could stop worrying about her. Still no word, huh?
[ Sighs ] No. And I know that if anyone can survive whatever the hell is happening, it’s my mom. But, I mean, she is human. And I just keep thinking, what if this is the one challenge that liesl obrecht can’t finagle her way through? I totally get it. I’m worried about liesl, too. But then I remember all of the crazy things she’s been through and lived to tell the tale. So, no matter what it looks like, the odds are actually in her favor. Oh, wish me luck. There’s my date. Your what? Terry: Ready to go? I want to dance with somebody. I can’t believe I’m about to do this. What, have some fun? Lots of things are fun. Like going back to my house and opening up a bottle of wine and watching a movie. Your pick. This can’t be the same biz that used to drag me to raves in high school. Yeah, three kids ago.
[ Scoffs ] You need to cut loose. And pitching a tent with your quasi brother-in-law is not the release that you need. Mm, tell me about it. Okay, that’s it. What exactly happened on that camping trip? You know what’s crazy? What’s that? This is something I wanted when I was a kid, but I couldn’t, you know, fully let myself want, because that’d mean no sonny, and I love my dad. I mean, we all did. Yeah, but at the same time, I knew there was something amazing and unbreakable between you and my mom. I’m just — like, I’m really happy for you guys. And I’m happy for myself. Is that — is that selfish? Uh, no, because, um… you know, when you think about it, you were the first significant thing your mother and I shared. You were the only child I was able to raise as an infant. And the fact that carly and I are here today is in large part because of you. How’s it going? Hey. Great! Come in, come in. Except I’m a little lonely in here. Oh, no, I thought the makeup artist did a great job, but you don’t like it. Is something wrong with it? Your makeup’s perfect. You are perfect. Oh, josslyn, stop. I’m not even dressed yet, honey. Mom, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could walk down the aisle in that bathrobe and you’d still be the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. Oh, gosh. Well, if I need an ego boost, I know who to call. [ Laughs ] Mom, I’m serious. Something is different. I mean, it’s like you’re glowing from the inside out. And I’m so relieved. You’re relieved? I knew that marrying jason was something you wanted, but…I don’t know, I just kind of got the feeling that something was holding you back. Because it was. Nina!
[ Muffled shouting ] Nina! Ni– don’t!
I don’t know, I-I think you’re giving me a little too much credit. I don’t know, it’s true. I mean, your mom and I, you know, liked each other before you came along, but with this, you know, friendship, whatever — whatever you want to call it. But it was you — it was you being born, taking care of you, being in it together for you that showed us the way to love each other. Mm. Well, in that case, you’re welcome. Yeah.
[ Laughs ] And I know — I know I’ve said this before, but…
[ Sighs ] …Today of all days, I-I need to say it again. It was truly… one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life to raise you for that year. Just to watch you grow up, to be a part of your life. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re gonna be standing next to me today. When you marry my mom.
[ Chuckling ] You’re marrying my mom. That’s the plan.
[ Sighs ] It means so much to me, too. Hi. Hi. Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. You look great. Thank you. So do you. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne, we’re going to a quartermaine affair and all of the hospital bigwigs are going to be there, so I’m assuming we’ll see you, too? You know, I wasn’t able to get away. Have fun. I know this one. I said something wrong. It was just a camping trip. Oh, sure it was. You know I’ll get it out of you eventually, after I get your opinion on this bartender at the club tonight. I think he’s totally into me.
[ Laughing ] Oh! Excuse me. Hi. You guys going out tonight? That was the plan. Okay, well, I’m sure you know britt’s mother is missing and jason’s wedding is in her face every five seconds. That’s her ex. Oh, i did say something wrong. I know she’s not your favorite person, but maybe…I don’t know, she’s your co-worker, you guys! You should have her go out with you. Um… yeah, don’t you think that’d be a little transparent? Like you said, we’re hardly friends. So be subtle about it. She could use the distraction. It would take her mind off of things. This is a place of healing, isn’t it? This is your chance to heal. I got in my head a little bit. In your head how? I kept thinking about all the challenges. You know, like, uh, is this too soon? What about the business? Is this gonna change my relationship with jason? Well, of course it would change it, but in all the best ways, right? Right. I was looking for a guarantee to make me feel better, but we know life has no guarantees. So once I let that go… you were free. Free! Free to be happy and live in the moment and be at peace. I mean, I’m marrying jason, who I love and trust completely, and I’m so excited, even though I have no idea what’s coming.
[ Laughs ] Well, whatever it is, you have the perfect partner to handle it with. Yeah. And together, jason and i can handle anything. What are you doing?! There’s a fire in the entrance. You can’t get through there. I think nina’s in there. You can’t smash the window. There could be a backdraft. There’s got to be another way in. There’s a delivery entrance. Let’s go! Maybe drew’s out there, maybe he’s not, but we’ll never know without having more to go on. Our leads are thin at best. Which is why you’ve come to harmony. Dante: 10 years ago, peter handed drew over to kidnappers, and we know he didn’t do that alone. But we think shiloh helped him. Okay. And then more recently, peter sabotaged drew’s plane to go down. We don’t think shiloh had anything to do with that. But maybe someone he knew did. Oh. I get it. Someone like me. Whoever your boss is, you got to realize that they have more use for me than they do for you. Is that so? Well, why else am I still alive? A question I ask myself every day. Look, they’re keeping me on ice for a reason.
[ Sighs ]
[ Groaning ] Aah! What was that for? So you wouldn’t try to jump me like you’ve done the last three times. You know…
[ Groans ] You pride yourself on how intimidating this place is, but believe me, kandahar was way worse. And that’s how I know. Know what?
[ Grunts ] I’ve been grabbed by true believers. And you’re not one of them. The only gleam that you’ve got in your eye is for money. And lucky for you, I got a lot of that.
[ Groaning ] We’ve been through this. And yet it’s still not computing. Well, maybe I’m just not interested in money. Which doesn’t make any sense. This is not a military installation. You’re not a terrorist. You don’t live and die by your cause. You’re a mercenary, which means you have no loyalty to anything except for your bank account. And you can make that account bigger, is that it? I’m telling you, I can pay you whatever they’re paying you to keep me here, and I can pay you a whole lot more if you get me home. So, from a financial perspective, which is the only perspective that you care about, you are far better served to work with me than against me. Are you suggesting that I had something to do with the disappearance of your ex-husband? I don’t think that’s what sam meant. We know you were in custody at the time. Harmony, you’re a capable woman. You can orchestrate anything behind bars. If I was so capable, would I be making rent cleaning up after ryan chamberlain? Well, then tell me you had nothing to do with it. Visiting hours are wrapping up. So I suggest you get a move on. Gracious greetings on this momentous occasion. Hey, spinelli. You ready? I am. You know, carly is one of the first people I met through you, and… I had to work hard to win her over. Oh, I remember. Yeah, b-but… I’ve always been in awe of your friendship. You know, so… so pure and unwavering. And it’s funny — it never, never occurred to me that you’d wind up together. But now that you have, I can’t imagine it any other way. Thank you. Neither can I. So, austin-wannabe-quartermaine is talking to you about leo? Yes, he suggested that leo might benefit from seeing a specialist. What kind of specialist? Someone that could help him communicate better. Uh…
[ Scoffs ] My son communicates just fine. I understand him perfectly. Don’t you? I do. I do. I think I do. Okay, then what’s the problem exactly? Well, it’s not a problem per se — don’t — don’t — don’t “per se” me. What? Okay, it’s just something that austin thought that we might want to follow up on. Well, then he’s making a federal case out of nothing. The same guy, mind you, who was trying to weasel his way into our family and use poor, innocent chase to do it. I got the impression that austin was genuinely concerned. Well, then, he’s overreacting. Leo cut his finger. End of story. He’s overreacting. And what if he’s not? Um, so, what is it? What’s what? I can tell you want to ask me something. How do you do that? It’s a mom thing. So, what is it? I just don’t know if it’s an appropriate time to bring it up. There’s no inappropriate between us. You can ask me anything at any time. Well, when you said that thing about worrying if it was too soon to get married… it made you think about sonny. Are you thinking about him, too? I always think about sonny. He’s always with me. But… today I’m marrying jason, and he’s my best friend, and I love him, and I’m so proud that I get to say my vows with you standing beside me. I can’t wait. Yeah? Alright, then let’s get me ready to get hitched. Oh, wait! Not before I give you this. Nina! Phyllis, can you hear me? Wake up! Phyllis! You can’t leave me like this.
[ Indistinct conversations ] You have a lot of confidence for a guy in a cell. Must be the navy seal in me.
[ Groans ] Why didn’t you take me out? ‘Cause I would have got halfway down the corridor and then humpty and dumpty would have built their brick wall. It’s hector and dmitri. Yeah, same thing. Look… my ribs hurt enough already. Okay? The only car that’s available is already gone. The “great escape” is not my ticket out of here. But I am. You help me, and I will help you in return. You have no money to bribe me with. You’re dead, remember? Dead men don’t have bank accounts. I’m not gonna be dead for much longer. Hey. You hungry? ‘Cause there’s an eisenhower-era cupcake in that vending machine over there, and I’ll rock-paper-scissors you for it right now. I totally screwed that up, didn’t I? Going straight for harmony like that. So stupid. Don’t be so hard on yourself. S-so, I didn’t screw it up? Well, I wouldn’t go that far. Look, hey, it’s not easy — I get it — breathing the same air as that woman. Yeah, my mom seems to be doing a good job at it, though. Well, in her defense, it’s either harmony or probably a serial killer or something. Stop.
[ Chuckles ] For what it’s worth, I really don’t think that sam believes you had anything to do with drew’s disappearance. Yeah, well, she could have fooled me. She’s reliving the trauma. And I know that’s difficult. I even know that I deserve her scrutiny. It’s just… I just — I meant what I said when I — when I said I’m really just trying to turn my life around. You know, I go to bed every night and I hope that tomorrow is the day I’m going to wake up and not be reminded of my past or the crimes I committed in the name of shiloh or the people that I hurt. That day is yet to come, but — but you still go to bed with some hope, right? Because the minute we stop doing that, we become that criminal or that disease. And it’s never gonna change. Maxie, can I stop you for a second? Just a quick question. Are there any other fraught social situations that I get to look forward to before the wedding begins? Because I don’t want to miss another opportunity to offend someone else today. Okay, well, I think it’s too late to make a first impression with the core quartermaines. Right. That ship has sailed. Yeah. Um… I wouldn’t ask jason about his line of work. Okay. Oh, or how he met carly. Right. Or, you know what? Just don’t talk to him at all. I’ll say congratulations. Perfect. Awesome. Um, a-actually, can you give me one second? Sure. Thanks. Hm. It’s — it’s — it’s terribly painful when you — when you love someone and realize that your lives are going in different directions. N-no one’s fault. It’s just that you want different things, but to the point where staying together means you can no longer be your true selves. Spinelli, I’m sorry. Oh, no, d-don’T. Um… I don’t say it to dwell on my situation with ellie. I say it to — to shine a light on how happy I am for you. You and carly accept and understand each other completely. So… that sad day will never happen for you. I mean, they — they say marriage is a test. Well, you’ve already passed that one with flying colors.
[ Sighs ] Hi! Sorry to interrupt. Hey. Actually, no, not really, because it’s my job. Everything seems to be in order. I checked with the rector. Carly’s putting on her final touches. Nothing left to do except keep everyone on schedule. And get married. Oh, yes, and get married. That I can do. Hey, scott. It’s britt. Have you heard anything? I know, I — I just thought we’d know more by now. And I figured anna would be more likely to reach out to you than me. Just please keep me in the loop. Thanks. Hey, uh… do you think mom’s okay?
[ Chuckles ] Right, right. Yeah, pretty soon, whoever has her will be begging to give her up. Talk soon. She does look pretty upset. Yeah, I know. But the deejay is doing a whitney houston retrospective tonight. It’s your call. She’s your co-chief. But you’re my friend, so whatever you want to do, I’m in. Josslyn, you did not have to get me anything — um, yes, I did, because I’m the maid of honor. Open it. Ah!
[ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh. I originally wanted it to check all the boxes — old, new, borrowed, blue. But then I realized that that tradition is about warding off the evil eye with good luck. And that’s bull, because you never rely on luck or just take what life hands you. Not my style. You see more than what’s offered. And you fight for better than what you get. You make the impossible possible. And isn’t that what today’s about? It’s proof that losing one love doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find another. You know what I thought was impossible? Loving you more than I already do. And that just happened. I love you, too. Come on, nina! Hey, don’t you dare. Listen. Don’t you — don’t you dare go anywhere, you hear me? Jax? Jax: Can you stand up? I think so. Okay, come on. I got you. This way. Come on. Nina! Just go. Just go! I’ll — I’m gonna get her. I’ll come back! Hey. Hey, stay with me, okay? I love you too much to lose you. You understand? Hey.
[ Hoarsely ] I love you, too.
As usual, maximista, you’ve outdone yourself. Please save the congratulations for after the vows are exchanged and the cake is cut, ’cause as we know, pretty much anything could go wrong. Well, I’m available to troubleshoot should the need arise. And save one dance for me, I hope. Austin won’t mind? Let him.
[ Chuckles ] So, daddy used to say that it’s not a quartermaine wedding unless someone throws a drink or there’s a duel at dawn. So, what do you think we have to look forward to today? You serious? Yeah. Just gonna stand there and act all folksy and familiar with me, huh? Like you’re just one of the gang? Olivia. You seem angry. I am angry. You’re angry. Mm-hmm. Quit nosing around my kid. How is leo? He’s perfect. You know, you never brought him by for that follow-up that I thought we talked about. Well, ned took him to an appointment with his actual pediatrician, who said — wait for it — everything’s perfect. I wasn’t suggesting that there was anything wrong with him. No, you kinda were. What I was suggesting was that everyone might benefit from another specialist’s opinion. Or… or you were using my kid to worm your way into this family the same way you used chase’s crumbling marriage. You think I would manipulate a child to improve my situation in a business? I don’t know. Would you? No. I wouldn’T. Look at it this way — either way, you win. Either you prove me wrong — and I hope that you do — or you get some valuable medical information and you can figure out what you want to do next. Is there a problem? Yeah. A big one. Heading out? Yeah. I have plans. You? Do I have plans, or am I heading out? Either one.
[ Chuckles ] Only plans I have — to catch up on e-mails. Well, don’t stay too late, okay? Terry, we’ve got a big problem. What’s wrong? Okay, I-I tried to update the shared document with your notes for tomorrow’s meeting, and I-I must have pressed the wrong button ’cause it’s just gone. The whole thing? I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened. There goes my night out. Hey, maybe I can help. Okay, okay, enough of this, because I’m going to have to call angela back here to redo my makeup.
[ Chuckles ] Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you, then. Tell me what? Cam proposed. What?! …That we do the chicken dance tonight.
[ Laughs ] Oh, my god, josslyn. Did I get you? Don’t ever do that to me again. Okay? Oh, my god, mom. Don’t worry, I am a long way away from getting married. Yeah, years and years and years away. And then a few years after that. Okay, okay. I get it. Yeah, well… someday you are gonna find someone that you love and you want to spend the rest of your life with. And when that happens —
if that happens. It will happen. And my wish for you is that you’re as sure of the person you’re marrying as I am about jason. Yeah, I wish that, too.
[ Coughing ] Here. Sit down. Sit down. Okay. Where’s nina? And mike? They’re still inside. But the fire…
[ Coughing ] Don’t — don’t worry about me. Go help them. I’ll be back. Okay.
[ Coughing ] You came. There’s no place I’d rather be, except maybe out of here. Take my hand.
[ Coughing ] It’s alright. It’s alright. I got you. I got you.
[ Wood creaks ] Oh! Aah! Mike! Nina, no! No! Mike! No! No, no, no! Mike! Mike! Stop! Stop! We can’t! We have to go, now! Mike! Mike!
Well, I-I talked to harmony. I thought I might be able to convince her to help, but I don’t know that I was successful. Uh, well, you’re about to find out right now. Um… I can give you a name. We’ll take whatever you got. Dallas kirby. Shiloh knew him from his days working in the military, and he would reach out to dallas when he needed help, um… removing an obstacle. A fixer? Yeah, something like that. Thank you, harmony. Just be careful. Okay? ‘Cause I never met the man — I didn’t want to — but all of shiloh’s associates were, um… dangerous. Yeah, well… so are we. Your nurse is gone.
[ Groans ] The nurse will be apprehended by my men. Let’s say she’s not, just for fun. Where do you think will be her first stop? I’m guessing, um, probably the U.S. Consulate. Or, um… maybe she’ll check in at the nearest five-star hotel. And I think you and i both agree that she’s completely believable. I mean, there’s nothing untrue or fake about her, right? Chloe is gonna tell her story, and it will be backed up by our good friend the internet. Just think about it — somebody’s just got to enter her name into a search engine and then bingo — who she is, where she’s from, all of it. And your dark little site here isn’t gonna be dark for much longer. Not my problem, mate. Really? Isn’t it? I mean, you’re running out of time to save your own ass, russel. Come on. Your boss gets wind of this… I mean, he’s clearly got a reason to keep me alive, but you? Not so much, man. I mean, they want to clear their tracks, they want to cover their tracks — you are a goner. That’s a very entertaining pitch. But we’re about to find chloe, and then you’ll see I made the right choice. Man [On radio]:
Found the nurse’s coat.
No sign of her.
We’re fanning out on foot. Huh! I wonder what was closer, the hotel or the U.S. Consulate. My offer still stands. Terry: Don’t worry about it. I can probably reconstruct the notes from memory. Two heads will be better than one. It’s my staff meeting. You won’t even be there. True, but we’re co-chiefs, and if we both don’t do well at this job, then neither of us does. Okay. You win. Really, I am so sorry. Next time, just be careful, okay? Mm. And maybe order some pizza. Whatever toppings you want. It’s gonna be a late night. Okay. Excuse me. Did I just hear the word “problem”? That can’t be right. There are no problems today — nil, nada, zip. At least none that can’t be postponed until after the wedding. Right, everyone? Absolutely. Um… why don’t you come with me? We’ll, uh, go and, uh, check out the flower arrangements in the chapel. I already saw the arrangements when maxie ordered them. Okay, well, then we’ll go see how they turned out. Let’s go. Thank you. And you. Yes? I did mention to you that I planned this wedding, right? Of course you did. Which means I chose the color theme, arranged the flowers, music, reception, and about 10 million other details. And I did all of this in like less than a month, which I have to say is a near superhuman feat. So, please, try not to torpedo it. Well, first and hopefully last crisis averted. Yeah. So… time to take your place and await your bride? Let’s do it. Josslyn: There you go! The finishing touch. Thank you so much, josslyn. Oh, I’m just glad you like it. E you kidding? I love it. I love it. Okay! Well, what do you think? Look, I know what I said about the bathrobe, and that’s true, but this dress… it’s a step up, right? It’s almost as stunning as the woman in it. Mm! Are you ready? I am. Let’s get married. Jax, stop it! Let go of me! Mike is still in there! Listen, I am not gonna let you go back in there. It’s too dangerous. I can help him! Please! No. No! Mike, get out of there, please! I know you can do it!
[ Echoing ] Please!
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