General Hospital Transcript
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Nurse.There he is! I stopped by to say hello — no curtis.
[ Smooches, chuckles ] Well, I was at, um, luke spencer’s memorial, and, um… gave me some food for thought. Care to share? Well, while I was sitting there, I was thinking about marshall’s cardiac incident and what it would have meant if he’d have died and if I’d thrown away the only time that I would have ever gotten to get to know him. Now? No time like the present. Hey, leo? Hold on just a second. Now that we are done eating, your mother and i would like to talk to you about something. Am I in trouble?
[ Both laugh ] No, honey, why would you think that? You’re wearing nice clothes, which means it’s an important day. Well…you’re right about that. Leo… we just want to tell you that we’re gonna have a wedding ceremony at the house in a few days. Why? Well — well, because, uh, you know, ’cause ned and i are already married, but we just wanted to have another wedding for our family and our friends. That’s right — to show our commitment as a family. And there’s another very important reason. Ned would like to officially adopt you… so that he could be your father. But you’re not my real father. Hey, maxie, it’s austin. Listen, I-I know I’ve said this before, but I’m gonna say it again. I would do just about anything to get your louise back to you, so to that end, maybe — could you just give me a call? We can coordinate about our trip to pautuck tomorrow. That’d be great. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne. Dr. Gatlin-holt. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but, whoops, I guess I did. Whoops. Do you want to join me for a drink and tell me what’s going on with you and maxie? Oh, bailey finally went down. Fingers crossed that she sleeps through the night. Well, if she does wake up, I’m happy to rock her back to sleep. You’re always telling me that she likes my singing. She does. That’s a really… letting my self fallfor someone like brook lynn
a major disaster. Brook lynn? What were you gonna say? It’s a really good idea? No, actually, that’s — that’s completely unnecessary. I can handle bailey fine on my own.
[ Doorbell rings ] I’m here for my daughter. Glad you had the time to meet with me. Actually, I was about to settle my tab and get out of here, but more than happy to spend some time and stick around with my son. What are you drinking? What can I get you? Double vodka on the rocks, please. Coming right up. You do our russian heritage proud. I enjoyed vodka when I didn’t think I had a drop of cassadine blood in me. Ah, but you do.
[ Vodka pouring ] Ah. Just…
[ Speaks russian ] Had an interesting phone call from dr. Gatlin-holt today, said that, uh, you stopped by his office. Oh, I was coming to see you, my boy. Yeah, I’m, uh… delighted to hear that you and the good doctor are working together to retaliate against brook lynn, although, of course, that does make my offer for assistance a little redundant. No, I like to keep my options open, and I appreciate your expertise.
[ Chuckles ] Oh, come on. Please, feel free to drop the act. I know exactly why you’re spending time with me. Goodbye, my love.
[ Sighs ] Jennifer smith? Laura, fate has been so cruel to us to take luke away and even crueler to delay me from saying goodbye. I can’t even tell you how much I have hated missing the memorial service of our dear ex-husband. Wait, this woman was married to luke? For five minutes, and then it was annulled. What are you doing here? What do you want? Luke. Are you out there? Hey. Hey.
[ Sighs ] I know, um, there’s a lot… we’re feeling tonight… a lot we need to say to each other, but I-I just want you to know… …the only thing that’s important. Come home.
Honey, ned loves you very much, and — you know what? Leo, remember we discussed this last year, that there are many different ways to be a parent? Some kids have a mom and a dad. Some have two moms or two dads. Some have step parents and sometimes, only one parent. Now, julian will always be your biological father. Do you know what that means? Well, I would very much like to be the father who raises you, who makes you a part of my family, too. What’s this? If anyone asks, it’s super important
deception research that I had to give you. Why would anyone ask? Because peter followed me to texas and then to nixon falls, and I don’t care if he’s in jail awaiting trial — he could have a henchman following me. And if someone is following you, the last thing you want them to see is you leaving this house with bailey. Oh, when I said I was here for her, I didn’t mean I was gonna take her. I just want to see her.
[ Sighs ] Where is she, upstairs? No, no, no, you don’t want to wake her. Bailey’s been having some trouble at bedtime lately, you know, adjusting to a new place. Don’t tell me what my daughter needs, brook lynn. And who is this handsome young man? Spencer cassadine. Ooh, cassadine — impressive. Why are you here bothering my grandmother? Oh, that is so lovely, you protecting her. You must be so proud. I am. But clearly, you’ve neglected to tell young spencer here about a very substantial part of your history. Oh, here we go with the histrionics. And how is she part of your history? Jennifer smith is frank smith’s daughter. Before his death, my father — may he rest — was a major figure in organized crime — major. Luke worked for frank smith, and then frank ordered luke to marry jennifer. And on their wedding day, luke and I ran off together. Laura, please, let’s — let’s choose to remember the good times. Now, why did no one tell me about the memorial service of my… incredible luke? Because you weren’t invited. Now, please return to whatever rock you crawled out from under. We both know it’s not as simple as… just coming home. Isn’t it? I lost too much time already with you. I don’t want to waste another second. I don’t want to, either. Then come on. Come on. Sonny, sonny, we’ve — god, so much hasn’t been addressed. You admitted that you fell in love with nina. Okay, I accept that it was through no fault of your own. I get it, okay? But… I am so angry… and hurt that you didn’t think that I was strong enough to handle the truth after jason died, and you should’ve told me before. But there was always a crisis, and I wanted things to settle. You know, the anger, the betrayal, the hurt, I — that’s all stuff I could get past, I could get over. But the difficult part, and the part that we’re not saying out loud is that deep down, I — I know you — you can’t just fall out of love with nina… despite knowing the truth. I mean, your head knows that she lied to you and hurt your family, but your heart doesn’T. I don’t expect you to turn off your feelings at the drop of a hat, sonny, but if you need time to get over nina, I can’t be around you. I can’t watch you nurse a broken heart for someone else.
I was furious over not having the full story, but anger isn’t new to us. But what’s
impossible is for meto share a bed with you when I know you’re trying to get over another woman. It’s the same thing as you trying to get over falling in love with jason. Oh, my god, it’s not the same thing. Yeah, what do you mean, it’s not the same thing? No, I told you everything that happened. Yeah, after I asked you. After a couple days. It wasn’t weeks, and it wasn’t months. And let’s talk about how I found out about you and nina, huh? At least when I didn’t tell you, I was trying to protect you. And i was trying to protect you. And nina. You were trying to protect us both, and that’s heartbreaking because I’m your wife. Me! I don’t know. I think… I think — I think we were so happy, so happy that you had come home that we just eased back into our old life, and [Chuckles] Maybe we shouldn’t have. I still love you. Nothing has changed. Unless it has for you. Pretty sure you heard about my half brother, cyrus renault, and, uh, his very lucrative business in the northwest. It’s actually your territory, isn’t it? Well… the business was always my father’s domain. Uh-huh. Uh, excuse you.
[ Sighs ] The last time we saw each other, you kidnapped my son, so forgive me if I don’t take you at your word. Fine. I did not come all this way just to pay my respects to luke. You’re right, laura. I did have an ulterior motive for returning to port charles. It hasn’t escaped my notice that your sudden enthusiasm for destroying brook lynn quartermaine and spending time with me rather came out of the blue. Have I been enthusiastic? Anna devane has been looking at me rather crossly recently, curious as to my future plans, no doubt, and since you’ll do anything for her, I-I’m sure you agreed to ingratiate yourself with me on her behalf. See, you assume everyone is as calculating as you are. Mm, no, not everyone. As a matter of fact, I find most people reckless, random, and sloppy — all the more reason to appreciate your considerable skill at strategy. But you need to understand this. I’m not the least bit bothered by your ulterior motives. I’m just happy to spend time with my son any way I can. It’s okay, louise. Mommy’s here.
[ Louise crying ] Shh. Don’t cry. It’s okay.
[ Crying continues ]
[ Sighs ] Don’t be upset, louise.
[ Crying continues ] It’s okay, sweetie. It’s okay, bailey. You’re okay, sweetheart. Bailey’s here in her crib, and her mobile’s here and her nightlight is here and I’m here, sweetheart. You’re okay. You’re okay to drift off to dreamland. There you go, sweetie. That’s my girl. Please, whatever ideas that you have about me being with maxie, could you just let them go? ‘Cause my focus right now is just on helping her get her baby back. Mm, that you delivered. Yeah. If I hadn’t been on the run with jason, I would have been there to help maxie. You would have delivered louise. Mm-hmm. Oh. Maxie was so worried what would happen to louise if peter got his hands on her that she was prepared to give her baby up for adoption and let peter think that louise was dead. But I wasn’t there to help maxie deliver the baby, and the rest is really terrible history.
[ Chuckles ] My brother and his crazy nurse had their own plans for the baby.
Oh, marshall. Shouldn’t you be at home resting? Dr. Robinson, I’m glad I ran into you. I wanted to say thank you for all the help with my little episode last night. I was happy to help, but I suppose you’re really here to see curtis. Now, look, I understand that it’s not my place to get involved, but it seems to me the way you go about things, you can come across a little forward. Curtis asked you for space. Curtis: Uh, portia… that’s okay. I asked for marshall to stop by. Honey, when ned adopts you, then brook lynn will officially really be your sister and tracy will really be your grandmother. And my name will be quartermaine, like you? Yeah, if that’s — if that’s what you’d like. And if you still want me to be your father. Mm-hmm. Okay. I am going to give the lawyers a call and make sure everything’s all set.
[ Exhales sharply ] I love you. I love you, too.
[ Smooches ]
[ Smooches ] I could only protect you from a distance when helena was alive — and mikkos. And now finally, I can be a father to you, face to face. Does this mean you’re gonna be at my little league games and parent-teacher conferences? I won’t rest until our family is intact again. We’re gonna need each other for what’s coming next. The details of which you don’t plan to share with me. All in due time. Then I guess we don’t have anything left to say to one another. But I will get the tab. What is it? I feel like such an idiot. Well, you’re not. My daughter is old enough to recognize her name. But her name is not bailey. It’s louise. And it’s not my voice that is comforting her or helping her fall asleep. It’s brook lynn’S. That is how long she’s been away from her mother. Look, this is all gonna be over soon. Okay, peter will be found guilty of all the crimes that he committed, and he’ll be locked away for the rest of his life. And then your baby can return home to you. Yeah, but how soon is soon? Trials can take months, and in the meantime, I’m missing every major milestone of louise’s life. She doesn’t even know who I am. Yeah, but she will know you, maxie. And until then, you… you just got to carry a piece of louise in your heart. Yeah. You have no idea how true that is. I know bailey is not my daughter, but I can’t seem to let go of this. Ever since I had to give up my daughter, I’ve carried her sonogram in my purse. Has my love for you changed? How could you ask me that? The only thing I’ve asked for is, uh, space and time, and you owe me that after everything, don’t you think? Time is not what we need, carly. Come on. We got to go — we got to be together. You and me, we’ve got to go on — on an adventure. We’ve got to recommit. Sonny. Just say whatever you want. Whatever you want, just say it. I’m gonna — I’m gonna tell you every day how much I love you. Everything’s gonna be fine. It’s going to be — it’s gonna go back the way it was. Are you okay? Am I okay? I am okay. I just got back, and my — my — my wife is not home. Listen. I’m gonna show you. I’m gonna show you how much I love you.
[ Sighs ]
[ Door slams ] I’ve only asked for time. Jennifer: I had something I wanted to say to you. I’m listening. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for all… the terrible things I did and the pain I caused you and your family over the years.
[ Scoffs ] W-where is this coming from, jennifer? Well, I’ve had a lot of time to look at myself the last few years, and I realized that my obsession with luke wasn’t even about luke at all. It was about myself and my — my thinking I deserved everything I wanted. And I treated you horribly because of my sense of entitlement. Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in. Hello, sonny.
I carried this with me the whole time brook lynn was expecting, after bailey was born. I’m still carrying it. May I? I know I should probably throw it away, but I can’t shake the feeling that bailey and I one day can have a relationship of some kind, and if that day comes, I’m — I’m gonna want to have that, but if I don’t let it go, I don’t know how I’m supposed to heal. May I make a suggestion? Why don’t I hold on to this for you? Bailey’s out like a light. Okay, well, I need to get going. I have to meet my mom. My mom and anna are insisting on finding a lead on louise. They kept pushing me, so I finally agreed to go to pautuck with austin to remember anything that happened when louise “went missing.” I can cancel. No, I don’t think that’s a good idea. It’ll raise more questions if you bail on your mom and anna. Plus, if austin goes alone, then there would be an x factor. You have to go and control the questions. Okay? Spin the narrative. What other choice do I have outside of telling austin the truth? Austin: Maxie had an idea about who she wanted to adopt louise? Sorry to interrupt. Um, I just wanted to give you both an update on leo. He’s seeing the specialist that you recommended. Great. Yeah, olivia mentioned something about that. How does leo feel about the sessions? So far, so good. Okay. Well, I think in the long run, leo will be very grateful for what you’ve done. Well, actually, I’m the one who’s grateful, and I wanted to thank you. You put my son first knowing what it could cost you, and I know my family didn’t do right by you. And I am hoping to rectify that. Can tell by that look on your face you’re as surprised as I am curtis asked me to come. Surprised and grateful. I got to admit, I thought it might take a couple of days, you know, given that you might need some time to recover. Either way, I’m just glad you’re here all the same. So, I’ve been doing some thinking since the hospital. I confided with a friend about what you told me about being in hiding. Curtis, I warned you. This is a guy I trust. Anyway, we got to talking, and it made me realize that demanding an answer from you… could put our family in jeopardy. I can see why you might think that. I don’t like it, but… I’m willing not to push this for now. I was hoping we’d reconnect while I was back in town. Yeah, we met once or twice. I was working for your dad. That was a long time ago. And look how far you’ve come since then. Yeah. Five families are down to two. Or so it seems. Spencer, can you do me a favor, please? Uh, take your phone, go out on the deck, and give kevin a call and tell him that we’ve been delayed but that we’ll be home soon. But, grandmother — from the deck now. Yes, grandmother. The corinthos and wu families basically run the entire east coast. My father would be so proud. Your father’s dead. Still, his empire could grow even further, if that’s what you wanted. You know what I want? I want to take care of my family. And I-I don’t want to have this conversation with you anymore. Okay, I was just trying to be nice. I have an early flight in the morning, and it’s not as if you and i are going to be able to catch up over breakfast. Okay, you can go back on my private jet ’cause there’s no use for you here. I don’t need any distractions when I’m concentrating on carly and my family. Jennifer, why don’t you go get that drink you wanted? Sonny. Pick it up! Come on! Hey, sonny,
[Chuckles] You okay?
[ Gasps ] Josslyn! Surprise. Oh, my gosh. Hi. Oh, what a wonderful surprise. Oh, I’m so happy to see you. Hi. Um, well, I dropped donna and avery off at grandma bobbie’s, and I thought I’d come say hi. I’m glad. So, uh… how are you doing? Grandma told me that sonny was at luke’s memorial. Yeah, he was. Do you want to talk about it? No, I don’t, because it’s not appropriate. Mom, who cares? Just tell me anyway. Not talking about it isn’t gonna make me any less upset at sonny, and actually saying how you feel out loud may be helpful. How I feel. Yeah. I’m sad, and I’m confused, and I keep waiting for the sonny I know to show up, you know? I mean, the one that would be furious that nina kept sonny from his family for months, the one who would want her to suffer the way we’ve suffered. But this sonny?
[ Sighs ] He keeps making excuses… for wanting to protect me… when it’s really nina he’s protecting.
Thank you, curtis. Thank you for your understanding. I’m gonna leave you two alone now. I-I don’t want to get in the way of your date night. You weren’T. I was actually just leaving. You are? Why don’t you have a great night with your father? And good night, marshall. And good night, portia. Thank you. Tequila man, are you? Yeah, I was just, uh, just noticing the brand. Top of the line. You got good taste. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been warned that organized crime was gonna try to muscle me out of my nightclub. What are you trying to say, son? I’m saying that I know there’s a lot of gray areas about your past, and if you got mixed up with some not-so-good people, I know that it may not have been willingly. I’m not saying I get it. I’m saying… I’m trying to. Does that make any sense? Yeah. It does. Come on! Sonny. You seem… y-you seem really out of sorts. I mean, are you okay? Yeah, I’m fine. You look like you need this more than I do. What has sonny corinthos so hot and bothered? I don’t know, jennifer, but he’s right about something — you being here isn’t helping anyone, you least of all. Luke was cruel to both of us, laura. You at least got out from under that. I need to know how you did it. How did you do it? How did you get the catharsis you need to reclaim your life? Don’t look for a catharsis, okay? Life doesn’t always wrap itself up neatly and cleanly and completely. It just doesn’T. The only way any of us gets any closure is by closing a chapter and then opening the next one. Thank you for that. I’ll take that to heart. Take care, laura. Well, you just want sonny to admit he messed up instead of telling you all the reasons he kept quiet about his feelings for nina. Yeah, but in sonny’s mind, those reasons make sense. He didn’t want to inflict more pain after jason died, or after brando and sasha had to take their baby off life support. And what? His intentions were good, so you’re not allowed to be mad? Oh, no, I’m mad, and I feel justified in my anger. Me too. But justifiable anger isn’t gonna fix things. Well, do you think there is a way to fix things? I want to say something to you right now that, um… it may not make a lot of sense to you for a while. I had blinders on for a long time. You know, I let my own fears and my anxieties get in the way, and I wasn’t seeing you for who you really are — every — every last beautiful side of you. But I see you now, leo. I really do. Every bit. And I want you to know that I’m never gonna let my fears come first with you, okay? Never, ever again. I love you so much, my little man. Olivia and I are having a family gathering in a few days at the house to renew our wedding vows, and I’d like you to be there. I’ve got other plans. Okay. Well, there will be other family occasions, and… I’m hoping maybe you’ll, um, change your mind and join us. Bad idea.Bad idea. Very bad. Think about it first. Okay, aust already thinks you’re hiding something from him… even more than lying to valentin about being bailey’s father, and this way, we could keep him from asking any more inconvenient questions. Maxie, come on. Okay, fine. You’re right, as usual. I’m gonna get going now. My mom wants to go over the details of our pautuck outing. Maxie, I’m really sorry about what happened before with bailey. She was just cranky. That’s fine. It’s good for me to see that my daughter’s in good hands. You guys make a great team. I agree with maxie. I think you and i make a good team. Really? Because I get the sense that I’m just a burden to you.
I really do hopeto put the pieces back together. Well, don’t stay with sonny if it means you’re unhappy. Well, in the end, that depends on sonny. He needs to understand that I need space… or we’ll never be able to make things right.
[ Sighs ] To your health. And yours. And the continued health of the savoy. Hear, hear. That’s good. Mm. Yeah, it is. Another? Yeah. Whoever warned you, curtis, they were right on the money. Shady characters are always trying to muscle their way into venues like this. Hey, sonny, what’s up? I want your club. Yes, the memorial just ended. No, I did not get the closure I needed, but I did get you what you wanted. Sonny is in no rush to expand his influence to the west coast, which gives you plenty of time to grow strong before you make your move. One day. So are we finished here? Hi. Hey. I left that message on kevin’s voicemail. Thank you. Why’d you want me to leave? It’s not like I don’t know that my uncle sonny’s a kingpin. Yes, I know. All the more reason for you not to listen in on his conversations, especially the ones with jennifer smith. Yeah, she was, uh… a lot. Yeah, that’s one way of putting it.
[ Chuckles ] Are you worried about her showing up? It’s a concern, but I have other things to focus on. Like running the city. No, actually, I was thinking about my family. Spencer… I have been very hard on you recently, but I hope you know that I always love you. I love you, too. Let me hold on to the sonogram for you. I can return it to you when bailey’s absence from your heart is a-a little less painful. Yeah, okay. Thank you. Yeah, you take it. Someone’s got to pull the plug on my attachment to that thing. And like I said, I got the tab. No, no, no. Don’t you dare. Please, allow me. It’s — it’s the least I can do for the chance of getting to know you better. And you…
A bientt, mon fils. Let’s celebrate. I’m on the a-list of quartermaine invitees. Yeah. Makes me want to dance with joy. At least things worked out for leo. Yeah. You were willing to risk your career because you suspected he was on the autism spectrum. That’s just me, saint austin. I think this is more than you just being a good doctor. Is there a reason why leo’s case was so personal to you? Whoa, wait, you’re a burden to me? Where is that coming from? Nowhere. Just forget I said anything, okay? No, no, no. I’m just tired. That came from somewhere. Come on, brook lynn, don’t shut me out. I’m not. I swear, okay? I’m — I’m just gonna go check on bailey one more time and get to bed. I’ll see you in the morning. Oh, I’m so sorry. Maxie: Oops. – I vote we try the rapids. They have been run before. Once even with success.
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