General Hospital Transcript
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[ Knock on door ] Dante. Elizabeth. Hi. Hey, I’m sorry to bother you so early. Um… something terrible happened last night, and I just thought you should know about it. Come in. Come in. Okay… what happened? There was a fire at franco’s art studio. It’s gone. Oh, my god. The building burned down? No, not the building. Just the studio. Was anyone hurt? No. Thank goodness. How did the fire start? It was arson. What? You really are beautiful. Please. I was thinking about new year’s eve. Mm, yeah, I think about it, too. Quite a bit, actually. Um… sorry things have been a little crazy. We haven’t been able to revisit that. No rush. I’m not going anywhere, darling. Dr. Gatlin-holt, right? Amy driscoll said that I could find you here because that’s the only vending machine that has trail mix. Yeah, that’s true. It’s the only spot. You’re maxie’s mom. Hi. Yeah. Hi. It’s so nice to meet you. Why are you looking for me? It’s not a medical issue, is it? No, it’s purely about maxie. I thought I was being all brave, confronting a burglar, but it turns out it was cameron webber. Cameron? Yeah, I know. He and josslyn had no idea about the arrangement that me and jax have, so they came here looking for a little… sexy time. Oh. [ Gasps ] Oh. Yeah. You didn’t see them actually — oh, no. God, no. No. But I did clock cam over the head with a vase, and I practically gave the poor kid a concussion. Cam called his mom. She and finn came by. No concussion. Oh, and bailey’s still sleeping. Oh, thank goodness. Bailey’s been having a hard time at bedtime. You know, she’s adjusting to the new place. But I’ll give cam a call later, see how he’s doing. That’s nice of you. Okay, well, I’m glad that worked out, but you still haven’t told me why you’re here. Why’d you leave the quartermaines’? As we feared, granny tracy figured out that bailey’s really your daughter. Do you think we could move to someplace a little more private? Sure. Okay. Dr. Finn, a quick word? If you please. You seem to be on your way out. Finally transferring him to pentonville? Not yet. He’s complaining of back pain. Wow. Good, you should be suffering. Yes, I just had an mri, and lying still like that just has me in agony. In fact, I’d like to consult with dr. Finn. Waste someone else’s time. Back pain isn’t my specialty. I think you might have some insight into this particular pain. Feels like someone threw me down an entire flight of stairs.
[ Footsteps approaching ] -Caroline, wait! -Mitch? Look, I know I messed up, but I told diane it’s over. Can we have some space? Oh, yeah. Of course.
Are you saying someoneintentionally set fire to franco’s studio? Well, yeah. The investigation’s ongoing, but all the signs are there, yeah. Mom, what’s going on? Why is detective falconeri here? There was a fire in franco’s studio. What? How did this happen? Well, according to the arson investigator, they found traces of some kind of accelerant that was used. They had to force down the door. So we don’t know if someone actually broke in initially, or what. Who has keys to the studio? Me and the building superintendent. Do you mind checking to see if they’re missing? No, of course not. Thanks. When’s the last time you were at franco’s studio? Oh, it’s been months. Four, maybe six. I’ve pretty much left everything of franco’s untouched. Yeah, here are the keys, right where they should be. Hmm. And what about you, cam? When’s the last time you were at franco’s studio? Alright, you have my attention. Why’d you want to see me? Well, I think all this talk of transferring me is a bit premature. I’m still recovering from being poisoned, and now I have this mysterious back pain I’m dealing with. I think I need a doctor to say that I’m not medically ready to be transferred to pentonville. Take it up with your primary, or better yet, your sister. She’s co-chief. I don’t care that you’re not my doctor. Just get it done, fin. Or I’ll start talking about how you pushed me down a flight of stairs, dragged my unconscious body to a freezer, stuffed it in there, and left me for dead, remember that? It’s funny, that’s not how I remember it, and since there’s no evidence that I was with you that night, it’s really my word against yours, and… killers don’t make the most reliable witnesses. It might not be enough for criminal charges, but can gh really afford to keep a doctor on staff with such accusations hanging over them? Okay, now it’s starting to feel like things are unraveling. First chase figures it out and now tracy — how long until it’s peter? He cannot find out that bailey is really louise. Maxie, he won’T. Look, my granny only figured it out because she already knew that I was faking my pregnancy and I called her when I was initially looking for a baby. It wasn’t a huge leap when she saw you pining over bailey. And chase only put it together because he’s a super smart detective. Wow. Thanks. So look, we just have to hold it together for a little while longer, okay? Once peter is locked away for franco’s murder, bailey can finally come home to you. Yeah, how long until he’s locked away, brook lynn? Peter has money and connections, and until he’s behind bars, he will try to get out of this. I have a fav orto ask you. Anything. Name it. Don’t you think you want to know what it is first? Alright. Because it concerns victor. You want me to get close to victor, to exploit our relationship for information to learn the real reason he’s in port charles? I do. Great minds think alike. You, me, and laura. Laura? Yeah, we had coffee the other day. We discussed charlotte, among other things, and she asked if I wouldn’t mind connecting with victor. How do you feel about that? Well, her concern is just that victor will be a bad influence on spencer. Probably charlotte, and I don’t disagree with that. He’s expressed an interest in getting the cassadines together for some mysterious reason, and he’s already demonstrated a willingness to work with peter august, so I think it’s probably best that we deal with him sooner rather than later. So you’ll do it? I’ve already started.
You alright? Every time I see peter, it makes my blood boil. Because of him, my daughter is suffering. Any news about louise? No, that’s the problem. She’s been missing for months. My husband has been working night and day with law enforcement around the country, and they’ve come up with no leads, only dead ends. It’s as if louise just disappeared into thin air. It’s tearing us up inside, and I can only imagine what it’s doing to maxie. She’s a very strong woman. Well, yes, she is. She’s strong. But this is her baby, her child, and I know that she can put up a brave front, but she’s suffering. I feel like you might think there’s something I can do to help. Anna devane and I are looking into louise’s case personally. You were there the night that louise was born. I sure was, yeah, and I’d be more than happy to go over in minute detail everything that happened for you. Would you go back to pautauk with us? Absolutely. Done. I’m there. Oh, that’d be great. Okay. And you’ll need to convince maxie to come with us. Oh, sorry, no. That’s not something I’m going to do. And I can’t eventalk to mac or robert about peter’s case, because I’ve been avoiding them because I am worried that I’m going to spill the beans. And now on top of that, I’m worried with peter’s money and all his father’s connections, he’s somehow going to wriggle his way out of this when everybody knows he’s guilty. He was seen with the murder weapon. You’re right, everyone knows that peter murdered franco. Unfortunately, gladys corbin was the one who id’d him, and since she initially lied and accused jason morgan and then retracted her statement and accused peter, it’s going to raise some doubts about her credibility. Of course it will.
[ Doorbell rings ] Look, I’m sure the prosecution will come up with some other proof.
[ Door opens ] Ned! Hi. Brook lynn, you’ve been avoiding my phone calls. Hi. Yeah, I was going to call you, but my phone died and I couldn’t find my charger, and last night was — you know what? I will talk to you about this later. Maxie! No, it’s fine.
[ Sighs ] Bye, guys. Chase, I’d like to speak to my daughter alone. Do you want me to stay? That’s okay. I’ll be fine. I’ll be back soon. You know, you could be a little nicer to him. Brook lynn, why does your grandmother think you’re in trouble? You know, I bet that works most of the time, you know? The veiled threats, the cryptic tone. Your dad used to do that, too, if I recall. That must have been some fun dinnertime conversation you two had. Pushing your luck, dr. Finn. And you just came up empty. There’s no way in hell I’m fabricating a medical excuse to keep you here. You’re going to be transferred as planned. Good luck in prison, pete. You’re taking a dangerous chance, doc. I appreciate the concern. I do, but don’t worry about me. After all, I’m the one who can walk out of here. You, not so much. I haven’t been anywhere near franco’s studio since right after he died. You don’t think I’d go there and start a fire? Cameron was home. There was a little incident last night where he ended up with a head injury. Chase was there. You can ask him. And I even woke cameron up a couple of times in the middle of the night to make sure he didn’t have a concussion. I’m not accusing either one of you of anything, okay? I’m just trying to determine when the last time anyone was in franco’s studio. Yeah, I haven’t been able to face that space since the night he was killed. I know I need to give up the lease, but that would involve me moving franco’s things out. Right. I’m sorry, elizabeth, I — I know you’re going through a lot. I don’t mean to add to the pile. Have you questioned peter august? What? His trial for killing franco is coming up. His studio was the scene of the crime. Maybe he set the fire to destroy any evidence.
Wanted to help. I do. But, um… the fact that you’re leaving it up to me to convince maxie to do something makes me think that you already know she’s opposed. And if maxie’s hesitant about going back to pautauk — she experienced real trauma there, so I think it’s valid. Okay, but we just agreed that maxie is strong. I think maxie would be willing to face her fears if she knew it would bring her daughter home. Look, we still agree. I think maxie’s super gutsy. She’s amazing. But it’s got to be her decision whether or not she’s strong enough to go back there. Me, I’m happy to go and help if you want, but I’m not going to convince maxie to do anything she doesn’t want to do. Sorry. You know what? What? I like you. Victor rather conveniently ran into me at the metro court. My first impulse was to shut him out, but I thought better of it, and ever since, we’ve been getting along famously. Really? Have you now? You don’t think he suspects anything? There’s definitely a game being played. I’m not certain it’s chess and not poker, but we’re maneuvering around one another, looking for flaws in each other’s strategy. I’m giving him enough of an opening to keep him interested, but not so much he suspects a trap. Well, it’s always so much harder to investigate someone you know, especially a family member. You don’t suppose it’s just a father’s love of his son, do you? You know, I don’t doubt that victor wants to get to know you better. Well, other than a mutual love of vodka, there really is only one connection. What’s that? A mutual desire to make sure brook lynn is sorry she crossed a cassadine. You and victor are plotting against brook lynn? It was victor’s idea, but teaching brook lynn a lesson is not without its appeal. I understand you’re hurt, but… is revenge really necessary? She lied to me. She did hurt me. Worse still, she hurt my daughter. I’m not going to forgive that. What exa ctlydid granny say? She did more insinuating than actually explaining, but the gist was that something is going on with my granddaughter. But when I cornered her, I wasn’t exactly satisfied with her explanation.
[ Sighs ] Is bailey alright? I can honestly say that bailey is just fine. Okay, well, then, why did you move out of the house so suddenly? I wanted chase to have 24-hour access to bailey, and I didn’t want him to have to move back into monica’s house — and to be honest, dad, I wanted a little privacy, okay? Live-in help is nice, but tripping over family all the time can get stressful. And yeah, I know I’m used to it, but chase isn’T. Mm-hmm. Maybe your grandmother was right about one thing, after all. What now? Are you falling for chase?
[ Knock on door ] What’s going on? You look like you’re thinking deep thoughts. That’s what they pay me for, thinking deep doctor thoughts. Did you get all moved in? Yeah, astonishingly, all of brook lynn’s clothes and accessories found a home.
[ Chuckles ] How’d your date wind up with elizabeth? Despite getting cut short, I had a really good time, and we’re going to do it again, minus the hospital visit and the emergency call. Right. Well, I’m glad to hear it. What else is going on? Hmm? Nothing. Really? Hmm. ‘Cause I can kind of sense you pondering something more than medical mysteries. Come on, talk to me. I don’t — I don’t want to get you involved.
[ Scoffs ] Okay. That was the wrong thing to say, because now I am not going anywhere until you tell me everything. Cameron, I don’t want you to worry about pet er august. He is handcuffed to a bed at gh and under guard. He probably didn’t do it himself. Doesn’t mean he didn’t hire someone else to do it for him. Look, cam, we’re investigating all possibilities, alright? He killed franco. Who else had that motive? Okay, alright, alright. You told dante your theory, and now we just need to let the police do their jobs. Mom. What if this fire hurts the case against peter august? Cam… if somehow, peter august isn’t convicted of murdering franco, he’s got so many other charges hanging over his head, he will never be walking a free man again. You’re really doing this? You’re just gonna sit — you’re not gonna — I don’t have time for this. I do. I have all day. I’m suspended, remember? But my cop instincts aren’T. What aren’t you telling me? Okay, in the spirit of just getting you off my back, I saw peter august earlier. He was running his mouth and… got under my skin a little. That’s because that’s what he does. It’s part of the reason why I haven’t gone to see him yet. You know, I can’t help but relish the fact that peter is poisoned after he poisoned me for weeks and weeks, not to mention essentially blowing up my life. We came close to losing you. I still have nightmares about it. Stay out of my way, finn. My daughter’s out there. And my son is dying downstairs! Give me what I need to save him! I was out of my mind. Chase: I understand. I can’t imagine what you went through. I mean, I know I would have lost it. I did. Where do you think you’re going? To find my daughter. No! Peter was dangling the antidote in front of me. When he threw it off the roof, I just… and you’re walking out! Get off me!
[ Screams ] Finn? What the hell are you talking about? Where have you been? You’re not my only client. And even if you were, I’m an attorney, not a nurse. It’s not my job to sit by your bedside. Well, they tried to transfer me back to pentonville. You have to stop them. And how do you suggest I do that? You’ve been charged with a capital crime, and we have no grounds to oppose the transfer — unless, of course, there’s some kind of pressing medical reason. Is there? I tried that already. I complained of excruciating back pain, but they took an mri, and that’s not going to show anything. I tried to get a doctor to vouch for me, but he’s refused to help. Oh, which reminds me, I want dr. Hamilton finn arrested and charged with attempted murder.
Very happy that I was able to make such a good first impression, but I won’t be pressuring maxie to go anywhere, especially not pautauk. I like that you respect maxie’s wishes. I’m just worried that she doesn’t really know what she wants. Initially, when anna mentioned about going back to pautauk, she agreed, but when I brought it up later, she didn’t want to do it. People are entitled to change their minds, right? It’s not uncommon. Well, maxie sometimes underestimates herself and needs a little bit of encouragement. Yeah. I’m not so sure I’m the one that should be encouraging her. We’re just getting to know each other. I can tell that my daughter trusts you. Really? Really. You and maxie seem to have a real connection. I can tell my daughter’s comfortable with you. Maxie: I am. But what I’m not comfortable with is the two of you talking about me behind my back. I am not falling for chase. But if I was, why — why would that be a problem? Well, it’s a problem if chase doesn’t feel the same way. Oh, wow. You don’t think he could have feelings for me? Why? Because I’m not good enough? Sweetheart, that’s not what I’m saying. Then what are you saying, dad? Chase is a really great guy. You have no idea. Yes, a great guy who, until recently, was married and in love with willow, who could very well be on the rebound. And let’s not forget the fact that you kept his daughter away from him. You know, some men just don’t get over that. Okay. We all know what happened and how it played out. The reality is, is that we are here now. We’re good. We are co-parenting bailey, and we’re good. You said that already. Because it’s true. Look, dad, we already got past all the lying stuff and chase and i are still friends and he’s not the kind of guy to hold a grudge and we’re actually getting to know each other better. How much better? We are both committed to giving bailey the best life possible. Nothing more. I have a lot of work to do. I thought you were speaking generally about peter withholding the antidote, but then you mentioned a roof. What exactly did you mean? Forget about it. You don’t — you don’t have to worry about it. No, I think I do, because clearly, this is affecting you in a big way. Come on, let me in. Maybe I can help. If peter used you — it wasn’t like that! Wasn’t — wasn’t like that. Look… I never wanted to pull you into this. But it’s bound to come out sooner or later, so it’s better that you hear from me. Hear what? The night that peter disappeared from gh, I found him on the roof. I begged him. I begged him to give me the medicine that you needed, the antidote. He refused. And when he threw it off the roof, I just lost it. He started to leave, and I rushed at him and I… I pushed him down the stairs. Finn, I’m so sorry. I’m not getting anything. No pulse, no breath. I think he’s gone. I thought I’d killed him. And even then, I only cared because I thought his death meant you would die to. So there it is. And that’s exactly how it happened. Finn tried to kill me, then walked away, leaving me in that basement. Well, that is an interesting story. Do you have any proof? Like, I don’t know, security camera footage? No. Hmm. The cameras were disabled. So it’s the word of a suspected murderer wanted for capital offenses in multiple time zones against that of a respected physician? Well, the accusations alone should be enough to tarnish the reputation of the good doctor. Let him hash it out in court with his own time and money. He might exonerate himself, but will this hospital or any other want to keep an accused killer on staff? I cannot wait to tell the world what he did to me. Well, you’re definitely not going to do that. I don’t care about the other charges. I want peter to pay for killing franco. Even when peter’s in prison, it’s not going to bring franco back. Yeah, well, it’ll make me feel a hell of a lot better. Can we go to the studio? See if any of franco’s work is salvageable? Yeah, I’m sorry. I mean, not until the arson investigation is concluded. And even then, between the fire and the water and the chemicals that was used to put out the fire, I doubt there’s very much that survived. Look, I’m going to find who did this, okay? That’s my promise to you. Thank you. I’ll keep you posted, alright? Okay.
[ Muffled clatter ] I can’t believe this. Elizabeth: I know, sweetheart. I’m kicking myself for not bringing some of his paintings home. When I was really missing franco, I’d imagine that he was across town, in the studio, painting. Yeah, me too. There was so much of him in that studio. Now it’s all gone. Kind of feels like we’re losing him all over again. I found charlotte’s copy of “wind in the willows.” It was in the trash. I thought she loved that book. She does. She always has. She said she was reading it to bailey, and she’s not interested in reading it without her. I’m so sorry she’s going through that. You, too. It’s hard, and there’s nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. No. But how does revenge on brook lynn help charlotte? Sends a message. You go against me and mine, you pay a price. I’m nothing to be trifled with. Is it so important that the world fears you? Yes. That’s not who we are anymore. That’s not our life. That’s not who you are. Oh, that’s exactly who I am. I thought you knew that.
setthe fire, it’s weird, isn’t it? What do you mean? The timing. First, you found your ring in your locker at work, and now the fire? Those are very different things. They both have to do with franco. I don’t know. It just strikes me as unusual. Weird. Or it’s an indication that you’ve been listening to too many paranormal podcasts. Maybe. I forgot the sugar. Okay, so you got to the basement and…? I left peter in the freezer. I thought I’d killed him. Some months later, the police searched the basement and found the freezer was empty. See, bro, I’m not the hero you thought I was. I am so sorry that you went through that all on your own. I should have kept it that way, but now I’ve got you involved. Stop. I’m glad I know. You can’t keep carrying this on your own. But going back to your encounter with peter — did he threaten to go to the authorities? He was vague, but nothing’s off the table. Alright, well, we’ll deal with that later. We? No.
We’re not dealing with anything. Listen, peter used my condition to control you. I’m the reason that this happened. You only got poisoned because of me. I was the target. You just drank the wrong drink. And we’re lucky that it happened that way. Nothing lucky about it. What would have happened if you were the one that was poisoned? I couldn’t have come up with the cure the way that you did. Finn, you cured me because that is what you do. You save lives. And I’m very grateful that you saved mine. Maybe my veneer of respectability is thinner than you’re comfortable with, but make no mistake, anna — I am what I am, and I’m fine with that. And it worked for you when we were hunting for peter august. Oh, I’m well aware that the world isn’t just black and white. Not mine. It’s gray — as is yours. You’ve never shrunk from bending the rules as you go. No, I know. It’s true. I have to say, though, that at this point in my life, I am trying to make a sincere effort to, I don’t know, respect the rules. Why? For propriety? It’s overrated. You do what you have to do. Yeah, when necessary. Brook lynn’s no threat to you or victor. Is it really necessary to go after her? If I say yes, do we still get to be friends? Dante: Good morning. Hi. Hey. Anna, mind if I have a word? Go ahead. I’ve got a phone call to make. Sorry, did I, uh, interrupt something? Hamilton finn tried to kill me! After you poisoned his brother, a law enforcement officer. Is the world supposed to forget that juicy little detail? On top of the fact that you withheld the medication necessary to save detective chase? Which is in itself attempted murder. Believe me, peter, the last thing you need right now is more charges against you. Yes, but I — no. No. No ifs, no ands or buts. You are this close. Our defense, your only defense, is the pcpd unfairly targeted you, an innocent man, and if you don’t blow everything up by intentionally muddying the waters, you might just beat this murder charge. Mom, what are you doing? Talking behind your back. Mom! That’s not actually what we were doing. No, you don’t have to cover for me. I asked austin to convince you to go back to pautauk. I figured if the two of you were together, it would give you the strength to relive the night that louise was born. This is not about strength, mom. I do nothing but relive it. I have been through that night with the police over and over again. There are nights I don’t sleep because I’m just replaying it in my head, wondering if there was anything I could have done differently to prevent this from happening. There’s nothing else to remember. She seems pretty clear about that. I am. Alright. Okay. Never mind. Thank you. But hey, you don’t need to worry. I’ll go to pautauk on my own. Wait, without me? Yeah, I don’t mind. I’m a little fuzzy about what happened that night and… maybe I’ll remember something that’ll help us find louise.
Everything’s fine.What can I do for you? Um… franco baldwin’s art studio was torched last night. Oh. No one was hurt, but I’m thinking maybe peter august was involved. That’s where he killed franco. That sounds like something peter would do. How can I help? I’m just trying to put a list together — associates, contacts, someone he might have hired to do the job. Yeah, I’ll have that to you by the end of the day. Great, thanks. Did you check with the hospital to see whether maybe peter had any unauthorized contact with the outside? Yeah, I’m going to do all that. Okay. Oh, sure. Thanks, anna. Yeah, no. Uh… hey, um… I know you can take care of yourself — oh. [ Chuckles ] I-I don’t really like sentences that start like that. Yeah, neither do I. I heard about you and valentin at the savoy on new year’s eve. Which is, of course,none of your business. None of my business. 100%. But… as your friend, I don’t want to see you get hurt, so if you are getting involved with valentin, just… be careful. Of course. I’ll see you. So now detective falconeri has concerns? Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I make up my own mind in the end anyway. Give me your hand. If victor’s plan goes too far, I’ll stop it. How’s that? Define “too far.” Well, you’re going to have to trust me to make that call. Do you trust me? I’m not sure. I should have stayed off the roof. I let my anger get the best of me, and it could have cost you your life. Well, here’s the good news. Well… good is a relative term, but peter’s still alive. He can’t even prove that you pushed him, so legally, your hands are clean. I say, forget about the roof. Don’t let peter mess with your head. Don’t give the bastard the satisfaction, and focus on your triumph instead. What triumph? You did the impossible. You cured me. Okay, one moment of anger doesn’t change that. And, uh, I don’t care what you say, you’re still a hero in my book. I’m sorry for rushing over here and overreacting. Your grandmother’s concern for you was real. And after what happened with leo, I just wanted to make sure that everything was okay with you and bailey. I’m fine. I promise, okay? Now you have to promise to stop glaring at chase. I’ll try, especially now that he’s my quasi-son-in-law. Dad, I told you, there’s nothing going on. I mean, could you imagine the two of us? Like that would ever happen. It could happen. You think? You could see us as a couple? Of course. You share a child. You’ll always have that bond. So when do you want to head to pautauk? So you’re determined to do this? Yep. Okay, fine. Um… I’ll go with you. You will? You sure? Yeah, yeah. I have to. Excellent. I know this will be difficult, but I’ll be right there with you. Yeah. And hopefully, one of us will remember something that will bring louise back home to us. Yeah. If you remember something, I definitely want to be there. I’ve done my job. I’ve read all the evidence the state has against you, and the case is thin. They got no physical proof tying you to the scene of the crime and one very unreliable witness. That’s it. Which means with a little bit of luck, I ought to be able to convince the jury that you’re the victim of your estranged aunt. The anna devane vendetta — the woman just happens to be the former chief of police, as well as the ex-wife of district attorney scorpio. All you’ve got to do, peter, is sit in that courtroom and look penitent, so you do yourself a favor — you cooperate and leave the rest to me. Fine. Whatever it takes to get me free. But just so you know, I do have one other ace up my sleeve, just in case things don’t go quite as smoothly as you hope. God help me. What ace is that? An accomplice. An accomplice? You never mentioned the fact that finn had an accomplice. Not finn’S. Mine. Would I gain any goodwill by naming the person who helped me escape gh last june?
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