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portia: Curtis. Portia: Curtis.
[ Singsong voice ] Curtis?
[ Chuckles ] Oh, hey. I, um, I — what are you doing here? I thought I locked the door. No. Nope, it’s open.
[ Chuckles ] Are you okay? Um, y-yeah, I-I-I — sorry, I just didn’t hear you come in. I could see that. You looked like you were a million miles away.
[ Chuckles ] Well, I didn’t hear back, which isn’t like you, so I decided to come by and check. Oh, my god. That’s right. I got — I got your text. I just… had so much going on. I’m sorry. What — what’s up? Well, um, dinner, for one.
[ Chuckles ] Are you still coming? When? Today. It’s thanksgiving. Ah, right. Curtis, are you okay?
[ Sighs ] Uh, hey, rocco, danny, check out the gophers float. He’s wearing his hat sideways like you guys do when you’re up at bat. That’s funny. I like baseball, too. That’s right, sweetie. You tell the boys you can hit and field. My — my bad, scout. My sincerest apologies, honey. Accepted.
[ Chuckles ] This is sweet. How come we’ve never watched the wyndham’s thanksgiving parade up here before? Well, probably ’cause we’ve never, um…
[ Clears throat ] …Been invited before. Play your cards right. You’ll get invited again. That’s cool. Well, I’m happy you guys came. It can get boring at the parades. Hey, l ook, it’s santa! Oh, look, yeah! Hi, santa. So, um… I guess I really do have to, uh, lock down that other invite. I think I can arrange that.
That was awesome. Good. Take your coats off. Who’s ready for some treats? Where are the treats? Uh, you know, we’ll get that sorted out, but right now, I got a movie, uh, ready to go upstairs. “Christina comes home for christmas.” Ugh. Come on. Danny, come on. You’re being rude. Dad, that movie’s ancient. Well, yeah, darn right, it is. That’s the whole point. It’s that good, old-fashioned christmas magic, man. I want to see it. That’s my girl. Go upstairs, and I’ll get you some snacks ready.
[ Sighs ] Oh, you saved my butt. They don’t want to watch that movie, but you got all these snacks and treats, so that’s good. I know. I got some tricks up my sleeve. Yeah. I have, um, cookies, muffins… mm-hmm? …Doughnuts, and cupcakes from kelly’S. And what about coffee? And hot chocolate. Mm. Do you think the kids are getting along? Yeah, I mean — I-I mean, I know rocco misses charlotte and, uh, the holidays are always tough without his mom, but… man, he’s happy. He seems really happy with — with scout and danny. Danny and scout miss jason and drew. Well, they’ll at least get to see, you know, their families at the quartermaines’. There’s a holiday movie for ya.
[ Chuckling ] Right, yes. Maybe a horror, I think. Well, you can’t forget the sequel. Dessert at the davises’. Are you sure you’re up for it? Yeah, of course I am. Your mom and I, we’re good. We made peace. As long as you’re up for what that means, because the minute we show up at our families’ houses over the holidays with our kids, together? It’s a big deal. Yeah, kind of makes us official?Kind of — y-yeah. Yeah. Pretty obvious. I think I like that, though. Go easy on the coffee, dad. Might want to switch to decaf. You know how our family thanksgivings go around here. Not this year. Things are already looking up. Liv and I are finally on the same page. After leo’s disappearance last night at ava’s gallery, she came to realize that leo does need to see a specialist and that I was only acting in his best interest. There is a silver lining. Which doesn’t let you off the hook for letting him out of your eyesight or using austin’s genuine concern for leo against him. Dad, you know what that was about. Okay, I did it for the family. If you’re going to be mad at me for losing leo and sticking it to austin, then you can kiss your norman rockwell thanksgiving you’ve envisioned goodbye. It’s never been the q’s reality, and it’s not gonna start now. Okay. You can do this. “Hey! Happy thanksgiving, finn! Guess what? Uh, you’re an uncle.
[ Chuckles ] How about that? You got a surprise daughter. I have a surprise daughter.”
[ Sighs ] I so don’t got this. Dr. Robinson’s hosting a thanksgiving dinner. We’re all going to be there, me and molly. Nurse baldwin and her kids, me and my daughter, violet, my — my brother, chase. I mean, it’s — it’s a good group. I’m sure you’d be welcome. Come. No one should be alone on thanksgiving, and my uncle curtis and I will have the game on, as well, so… that’s very thoughtful of you. What, are you holding out for a better offer? Excuse me, austin. Can I talk to you for a sec? Thank you for your invitation. No. You can’t talk to me. I’m not talking to you or anybody else in your family ever again. I think losing my reputation as the quirkiest doctor at G.H. I wasn’t aware that was your reputation. Diplomacy will get you far, doctor. I look forward to working with you. See you at dinner. Alright. I am just trying to figure out what’s real and what isn’T. Are you talking about the club? Yesterday, you were wondering if the mob was blocking your musical guests and then arranging for that singer to just magically appear.
[ Chuckles ] Did you figure something out? Yes, but it wasn’t what I thought. No shadowy organizations. That might have actually been simpler. Simpler than what? You know what? I’m not ready to get into this right now. Is this about the man in the sketch, the one that was asking me and T.J. All those questions about you and the club? What’s going on? I wish I knew. Okay. Um, I can see that you don’t want to talk about it right now, so I’m not going to pry. If you change your mind, I’m certainly here to listen. And if you don’t feel like coming to dinner, I completely understand. I will miss you. I just hope you work through whatever’s going on. Portia, wait. You’re the only one I can talk to about this. Would you stay, please? Come here! I’ve got big news!
I told you I had something healthy. Try it. Are you kidding me? Look what’s in here.
[ Chuckles ] They’re not going to eat any of that. How much you want to bet? They’re gonna be bouncing off the walls by lunch. As long as they don’t break anything too precious at the quartermaines’, I think I’ll be okay. Well, you know what? The benefit of them spending all this time at the quartermaines’ is that everything of value has probably already been broken or moved. You know, monica does like having a full house. I’m kind of glad that we didn’t tell her that drew was alive, because we would only have to tell her that drew is presumed dead, and I think that would really…hurt her. Mm. Came close, though. It would have been the ultimate gift to bring drew home for the holidays, not only for monica, but for scout, as well. I just hope that jason makes it home in time for christmas, for danny’s sake. I think he and britt will make it back in time. But if not, you know, rocco and I will come and, uh, decorate your tree with you. But then you guys got to come help us decorate ours and then do things like ice skating, which I’ll teach you how to do that, too, if you want. Okay. I-I am totally down for that. Okay. That all sounds good. Good. Since, I mean, our little families are blending so well together. Yeah, like, uh — as my mother would say, like “buttah.” Mm. Okay, you’re gonna have to listen to what I have to say before I break my ankle walking in these stupid shoes. Hi. I was wrong about you, about your motives in insisting that I have my son see a specialist. I was in denial. And then the other night, something happened. Leo disappeared. And if you hadn’t given ned a heads up, and he hadn’t taken you seriously, I don’t think we would have found him in time. He was near water. He was. He was, and because ned did his homework, we knew to search for him on the docks. And then everything just fell into place. All the things that you were wondering about and ned was wondering about, it all made sense. And, um… I’m committed to getting my son all the support that he needs. Olivia, that’s great news. Well, it’s all because of you. And I am — I am truly sorry that I accused you of using my son to further your position at elq. I — I really hope you’ll forgive me. Now, why so defensive? Does this have anything to do with the fact that valentin and charlotte packed up and moved out last night? You know what? I should check on bailey. She was really fussy this morning. Stop. Stop right there. Now, initially, I admit, I was relieved to see them go. But after seeing yuri, I, uh — I noticed that he was particularly upset. So I questioned him. And he kept repeating the same phrase over and over about bailey in belarusian. So I entered that phrase into the translator, and it came out something about the “right seed.”
[ Sighs ] Now, I’ve been really impressed at how well you and valentin have co-parented your daughter. This whole family is. I mean, it’s really a sign of, you know, maturity on your part. So if you’ve hit a bump, it doesn’t mean it’s insurmountable. I mean, look at liv and me. Whatever’s going on, I want you to know that I’m here to help you if I can. You can’T. Valentin isn’t bailey’s father. Hey. I was hoping I’d find you here. Yeah, I just wanted to get caught up on some patient files. What about you? You working a case? Uh, no. No, I’m off today. What’s with the suit? You might be a little overdressed for football with T.J. And the boys. By the way, violet’s playing quarterback. She’s got the whole thing worked out.
[ Chuckles ] Look, about that. You’re still coming to dinner, right? Actually, no. Something’s come up. So, after i tracked down linc — the producer who was able to book that singer last-minute, right? Yeah. I found out he was working for someone else. The guy from the sketch? Oh, not organized crime. I honestly don’t know. But he came in here, and we talked. He was the one responsible for getting that artist here. Which is why he was so interested in asking questions about the savoy. But he was also interested in you, too. He was interested in both the club and me. Which is why he did you that huge favor? Apparently. But he also wanted a relationship.
[ Chuckling ] Why? Because he claimed he was my father. Oh, uh — I’m sorry, I thought you told me that your father passed when you were a child. That’s what I was told. That’s what I believed. And then this man, marshall — of course, that’s what he says his name is — comes in here, and he tells me otherwise. So, do you believe him? Hi, I’m debra. I’m from colorado. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. I’m a mother of four– always busy. I was starting to feel a little foggy. Just didn’t feel like things were as sharp as I knew they once were. I heard about prevagen and then I started taking it about two years now. Started noticing things a little sharper, a little clearer. I feel like it’s kept me on my game. I’m able to remember things. I’d say give it a try.
that’s the last photohe took before he left. There’s a real resemblance between the man in this photo and the man who approached me and T.J. I showed him the sketch. And when I asked him why mom and aunt stella would let tommy and me believe that he was dead, he couldn’t give me a straight answer. He said that he stayed away because it wasn’t safe, whatever in the hell that means. You know, I got to admit, it brought up a lot of feelings that I didn’t know that I had about not having a father in my life. About how that pain and emptiness felt growing up, and I didn’t even realize it. About how his sudden disappearance all of a sudden made my life unpredictable, and I never processed that, much less talked about it until marshall was in here standing in front of me, telling me he was my father. You were only a child. You were 3 years old. You probably buried it. That’s exactly how trauma works. But it seems to me like you might actually believe it to be true. Well, you know what? It doesn’t matter, because, um, I don’t want a relationship with him either way. I told him that, and at least he had the decency to get the hell out of my life. Again. And, so, what? That’s just — that’s just the end of it? It better be. I’m wondering if that’s what you really want, or if you’re just trying to protect yourself. You were a detective. You were a cop. You have to have questions. Maybe there’s more to the story. Look, I hope you’re ready to be showered with approval, because my mother has been advocating for this for kind of a long time. Really? Yeah. I cannot believe I would actually get olivia’s approval. I’m — oh, yeah. You got it. You got it, big-time. Wow. That means a lot. I didn’t tell you. There was, uh — she kind of had a situation with leo last night. What happened? I-I mean, he’s okay, but I guess, uh — well, I guess they think he might be on the autism spectrum. Wow. I am —
[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry. Mm. I know how trying that can be. Right. Yes. Y-your other brother. You — you told me about that. Yeah. It — it wasn’t nearly the — the same thing, but it was… challenging. Mm-hmm. He had a genetic disorder that caused behavioral issues. He was a loving boy. He was so well-rounded and sweet and kind and… I loved him. I loved him so much. We should be together on thanksgiving, especially since dad and your mom can’t make it. And just to guilt you some more, violet will be very disappointed if you’re not there. I hate the thought of letting violet down. Maybe — maybe I can swing by after. After? After what? Like I said, something’s come up, something I can’t get out of. Well, if it’s not work, what’s so urgent? It’s personal. Like a date? No. Well, in a way — s-sort — sort of. Could you be any more vague? Okay. Alright. What’s the name of the lucky lady that’s got you turning your back on your family today? The mother of my child. What the hell are you talking about? Do I really need to spell it out for you? Okay. [ Sighs ] So you mean you were with more than one man around the same time? And you didn’t know who the father was? It’s a little more complicated than that, dad. I-I knew who the father was, but I decided not to be truthful about it, for reasons I’m sure you can guess.
[ Sighs, scoffs ] The elq shares. Yes. And you told valentin last night. Yes. Well, are you going to tell me who the father is, or does he not know yet? No, he knows. He’s really wonderful. Not that we have feelings for each other. It was more casual. But, um, we’re friends, which is good. And you actually kind of like him, definitely more than you like valentin. That’s not a high bar. So, who is it, brook lynn? Who is bailey’s father? It’s chase.
Wait, what? When? How? No, no, I know how. Um… who’s the mother? Do you remember when willow and I broke up? Uh-huh. Brook lynn was on the outs with the q’s, and she moved in for a while. It was then. Brook lynn? Brook lynn quartermaine? Tracy’s granddaughter? She’s the mother, and — and she just didn’t tell you? Well, it’s complicated, but… uh-huh. Yeah, I just found out. Mm-hmm. And — and brook lynn, she’s — she’s a great mom. Good. Good, a good mom makes all the difference. So she was just lying to valentin cassadine and lying to you. She was, but now the lie is over, and — and we’re sorting through things. Just like that? Uh — you’re not angry? Well, yeah, yeah, yeah, I was at first. At first, there were a lot of emotions, but then I realized it’s only been a few months. And for part of that time, I was living in the same house as bailey. I-I held her. I-I sang to her. Yeah. Yeah. Bailey. So, and brook lynn wants you to be part of bailey’s life? Absolutely. Mm. Are — are you and — and brook lynn, are you, um — no! No, no, no. No, that — j-just friends. Just that one time. One time, right. Right. I’m — I’m sorry. It’s just a lot — lot to take in. Congratulations, bro. You’re the father of a beautiful baby girl. I’m happy for you. Thanks. Thanks. And congrats to you. You’re an uncle. Yeah. Yeah. Violet’s been asking for a baby sister. I guess a baby cousin is the next best thing. I’ll bet. Hey, if you could do me a favor and not mention it to her or anyone else, especially mom and dad. Brook lynn hasn’t told her family yet, and the whole situation with valentin, it’s tricky. Yeah, of course. About that, watch your back with them, alright? Not only do you have to deal with valentin and all his nonsense, but the quartermaines and all that that brings. You sure you’re prepared? Detective chase is bailey’s father. He was here all this time, and you two never said a word about it. Chase didn’t know. You never told him? No. And he never even suspected? I told him valentin was the father. But you knew he wasn’T. You kept the truth from chase because you wanted to use your child to get the elq shares back. Brook lynn. Daddy, it was my fault we lost control of elq. I had to do something. They were just shares! You kept that child from her real father. Oh, this is a mess! And you know what? I have no one to blame but myself, because I put too much pressure on you. And now look where we are. Chase has lost time with his daughter, and valentin has lost the child that he thought was his. Both of these men’s lives have been completely upended. I’m so sorry, dad. Listen to me. You can’t blame yourself. Okay? I take responsibility. I — I truly did what I thought I had to do.
[ Sighs ] Well, at least I still have my beautiful granddaughter. That won’t change. Alright. So just tell me. How did valentin react to the news? He was devastated and very angry. Uh-huh. Then he’s bound to fight back. I’m very happy to hear that you’ve come around and that you’re there for leo, ’cause that little boy deserves the best chance he can possibly get to have a great life. I agree, and I’m committed to getting that for him. I just wish I hadn’t thought the worst of you. And I realize now how lucky we all were that you spotted this and that you came forward. No parent wants to hear that their child is not neurotypical. There’s a pediatric neurologist here in the hospital. Just so great, and I’d be happy to make you an introduction. No, no, I already — I already made the appointment online. I don’t want to waste any more time. Okay. That’s great. I’m glad to hear it. Okay, well, I would like to make it up to you. Uh, maybe you could join us all for — for thanksgiving. There’s going to be plenty food and — no. So you don’t forgive me. I will never forgive a family for denying my father when he was alive and then again denying him after his death, and I’m never going to forgive brook lynn for trying to sabotage my medical career when all I was trying to do was simply get leo the help that he needs. It sounds like you didn’t have an easy childhood. But everything you went through, you showed love and compassion for danny anyway. And that just goes to show what kind of person you are. Con with a heart? A strong, fierce, independent, beautiful woman…
[ Exhales slowly ] …Who can think on her feet better than anyone I’ve ever seen in my life, like when you slashed my tires to make sure I couldn’t follow you. You can chalk that one up to street smarts. Well, I’m, um… pretty grateful for your street smarts. Well, you want to know what I’m grateful for? What?
[ Sighs ] Your openness. Even though sonny is your father, you have managed to be able to be loyal to him and your job. Yeah, that isn’t easy. No doubt. But you still somehow make it work. When you go and — and run off, I know you’re not running off to start trouble. You’re running to stop it. That gives me peace. Yeah, peace. That’s what I — that’s what I call it, too. Then why is my heart beating so fast? I was going to ask you the same thing. The boys changed the movie. Marshall: Dr. Ashford? Dr. T.J.? You got a minute? Curtis: That man, if he’s my father, he changed the course of my family’s lives when he disappeared. My mother became an invalid. Aunt stella gave up the love of her life because of it, because we needed her. You know aunt stella taught me and tommy how to shave? And despite all that love and strength aimed at us, I still felt his loss, different than the other kids who — who mentioned their fathers, and some complained. And there’s always those kids who didn’t have a father that were part of a sad club. We were members of that club. I’m so sorry. And he allowed that to happen to his family. He stayed away for decades, and now he wants to — he wants to swoop back in like some conquering hero. He saves my nightclub for one night. What does he expect from me, that I’m gonna welcome him with open arms? “Gee, thanks, pop. Good to see you.” It’s not going to happen. I can see why you sent him away, and I hate that he brought up all of this for you. I hate that I was reminded of this, and I hate that it still eats away at me. Marshall did this to me, and I do not want him in my life. I wish he’d have never even come back, if he’s even my father. Have you checked him out yet? Yeah, I did a quick internet search. No marshall ashford matched his description. Well — well, we both know that you can dive deeper than just an internet search. Could. But you don’t want to.
I really don’t know what to do about marshall. I’ve been kind of, like… paralyzed since he dropped his big announcement, you know? My head’s been spinning with memories and realizations and, of course, questions. Well, have you reached out to your aunt stella? No, no, no, no. She’s still recuperating from her stroke. This is the kind of news that might be too much of a shock for her. But I will say this. Aunt stella would never lie about our father to tommy and me. Ever. So I just don’t want to risk upsetting her. That’s — that’s wise. That’s very wise. Okay, but what about T.J.? He approached T.J. Before. He could do it again. Yeah, yeah, I was thinking about that. I haven’t told T.J. Because i was sorting out my own thoughts, but, um, you’re right. We should give T.J. The heads up. I would hate for this marshall guy to catch him off-guard… …the way he did me. I remember you. You disappeared on me. How do you know my nickname? Well, let’s see. Isn’t that the abbreviation for — is it thomas junior? Uh, did you look me up or something? What’s going on here? Uh –are you ill? Are — I’m getting off my rotation, but I’ll make sure the attending sees you. I’m not sick. In fact, I didn’t need medical care the last time I came to see you. Then why’d you come? Why are you here now? Like I said, I came to see you. Look, I know
valentin is hurtand angry, and who wouldn’t be? As for the q’s, I guess I just have to face the music and get through it. What else can I do?
[ Chuckles ] Good luck with all that. It’s gonna be one hell of a thanksgiving dinner. But, you know, at least you get to spend the day with your baby girl. Can’t believe I’m saying those words. I mean it. You’re going to be an amazing father, bro. I see how you are with violet, who adores you. Thanks for the vote of confidence. Like I said, I’ve known bailey for a while now. I have a little head start. You must have felt a connection to her all along, you know, something deep inside. Yeah, now that you mention it… totally. And, hey. When you feel the time’s right, let’s get violet and her new cousin together, okay? It’s amazing. One more thing to be happy for today. Look, I-I got to get going. Right. Hey, um, you know, good luck with the quartermaines. Although I guess it’s brook lynn that did you wrong. Right. I guess it’s hard to be angry when you have that baby girl in your life. Yeah. Happy thanksgiving. Happy thanksgiving. The whole family will be here today. I know. So? What are you going to tell them? There’s going to be a million questions. And what about the fact that chase had a thing for you and then married willow? And he never once suspected that he could be the father of bailey? Dad, if you remember, chase was nearly poisoned to death. He had bigger fish to fry. Are — dad, really, you cannot possibly blame this on chase. Oh, I can, and I do. It takes two to make a baby.
[ Sighs ] Maybe he — he didn’t know because he didn’t want to know. Maybe he was too busy chasing after willow to step up and be the father to that child, or too busy snooping around here doing austin’s bidding. You know, you say all these wonderful things about chase. Sorry. I’m not buying it.
Brook lynn honestly thought that you were using my son, and — and she was just trying to protect him, protect the family, that’s all. I said, I’m really glad that leo’s getting the help that he needs. That’s the only thing that’s important. I agree. But… austin, what’s done is done. Can you just let this thing with brook lynn — can you let it go? Yeah, I’ll try. Great. And… the offer still stands, if you change your mind. What’s with the long face? You know, sometimes the only way to turn a frown into a smile is the satisfaction of payback. Okay. I was going to try to convince you to join us, but perhaps alone in front of the television is the better alternative after all. Dad, you’re projecting your anger onto chase instead of me. Go ahead. Be mad at me. I’m used to it. I’m mad at both of you! What you did was reckless and thoughtless and selfish, and now you expect me to just sweep up the mess and act like nothing happened. Look, I know it’s thanksgiving, but don’t go all puritan on me. You’re not exactly a saint yourself. I’m not pretending to be, unlike your wonderful guy chase. For the last time, it’s not chase’s fault.
[ Doorbell rings ] Happy thanksgiving. I brought dessert. You are going through a lot right now. And I just want you to know that my home is open to you whenever you need me. I’ll be there. And if you change your mind about thanksgiving, I’ll be there with food.
[ Chuckles ] And a bunch of people who love and appreciate you. I can’t believe I tried to push you away. Talking to you is the best decision I could have made. I’m not sure if I will make it tonight. But I am sure that I am grateful for one portia robinson. I consider you among my blessings. Is there, uh, someplace we could talk privately? I’m not sure I want to do that. I don’t know who you are, and you were asking a lot of questions about me and my uncle. So whatever this is, I’m really not up for it. I’ve had a long night, and I have somewhere to be later. Listen, look, I don’t blame you for being suspicious of me.
[ Chuckles ] In fact, curtis was the same way. But if you could just — if you could just give me a few minutes, just a few, I promise I can explain. T.J., It would mean the world to me. You don’t worry about those two guys. I will handle rocco and danny. I promise you, you’re going to get to finish watching “christina comes home for christmas,” okay? Guarantee it. Let’s go. Come on. We’ll show them.
[ Knock on door ]
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