GH Transcript Friday, June 24, 2022

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brad: [ Clears throat ] Croissants from eckert’S. Almond or chocolate? One of each. Whichever one you don’t want, I will take. Or you can have them both. So am I forgiven? Even a little bit? I know you didn’t intentionally set out to make an ass of me. Never. Fine. I forgive you. Thank you. And I promise I will never, ever — wait a second. That was way too easy. I have ulterior motives. Oh, great. By all means, use me. What do I have to do? All you have to do is listen.

[ Sighs ] Easy enough. To what? I have a little mystery that I’ve been dying to talk to someone about. I love it. Spill. The parachute guy. Cody? Whatever. I found him in an alley the other night. Someone beat the spit out of him. Did he say who? No, but I’ve been going through possible scenarios, and… britt, you can stop. I know exactly what happened. Why didn’t you invite me here, man? What are you talking about? You spent the day on the couch, barely forming any words. Why would I think today would be any different? Still, be nice to be invited. Alright. Are you sure you’re supposed to be up and about anyway? Well, it’s hard to leave town if I’m just gonna be laying on your couch the whole time, right? So you’re feeling better, then? Feeling stellar. Excellent.

[ Clears throat ] Maybe now you can answer some questions you’ve been avoiding. I’m honored the commissioner herself would like to speak with me. Any incident involving a civilian and one of my officers warrants my attention. I understand you’re pressing charges against detective chase. Well, he’s got a mean right hook, that one. I was under the impression that he’s already under suspension for punching a guy, just like he did to me. That’s correct. Well, obviously, the detective has not learned his lesson. Brook lynn: When are you meeting with the commissioner? I’m just waiting for her call. Just like I was 5 minutes ago. Right. Sorry. It’s okay. You’re gonna be okay, right? Especially because you’re still on suspension. You’re not actually a cop again, so it’s not like the commissioner can punish you, right? Doesn’t really work that way. Oh. So you’ve had like two strikes, so to speak. Yeah. So you’re gonna get a third strike, or are you already out? Wow, we have a full house. I mean, between wedding receptions, seminars, and conventions, we’re booked through the fall. Business is good. Yeah, meanwhile, my hair is falling out by the fistful. What are you talking about? You’ve handled busy seasons before. What makes this time any different? Let us just say that the energy at crazy house is up to 11 this morning. And with — with the — with the elq shareholder meeting this morning, everyone is just wired. I bet. I will be so happy when this whole thing is over. You know, drew and michael and ned, they have bent over backwards to get valentin out of elq finally, once and for all. I think it’s exciting. You must be so proud of michael for pulling this off. Yes, I am. But I have a personal stake in this, as well. Valentin? Forgive me, are we here for a morning business meeting or a little poolside r&r? Maybe a little bit of both. How’s the day going, marty? My day is, uh…just fine so far. How about yours? Are you ready for your day of reckoning? Michael: Want a cup? Oh. Oh, no, thanks. I’m fine. Are you sure you need one? You are literally bouncing. Oh, yeah, I just feel like I’ve been waiting for the shareholders meeting forever. I-I cannot wait to see valentin ousted as ceo.

[ Yawns ] Clearly, not everybody is excited about the family business. Sorry. Sorry. Wiley got me up early this morning. Well, I didn’t hear him. That’s because our son knows that I’m a light touch and will get up to make him pancakes, even if it’s the crack of dawn. Alright.

[ Sighs ] Good morning, everyone. Morning. Good morning. Beautiful day. Certainly is. To… today. The day everything changes.

Is this better? Yeah. I don’t mean to seem, uh, paranoid. That’s fine. You never know what judgy eavesdropper’s lurking through the halls. Now, tell me, how do you know what happened to parachute boy? Cody. Whatever. Who beat him up and why? Okay, so I only really know some of it. And that would be? Cody was at my aunt selina’s poker game.

[ Scoffs ] Of course he was. Let me guess. He made bets he couldn’t cover, and now — actually, he won big. And my aunt was furious. Wait, are you saying your aunt ordered cody’s beating? I’m an open book, man. You got questions, fire away. Excellent. Why don’t we start by you telling me how you ended up on my doorstep, beat up, with britt westbourne?

[ Sighs ] I saw a way to make some fast cash, and it didn’t exactly work out. Oh, so you’re still playing cards?

[ Chuckles ] I’m better than I was when we were in summer camp. Clearly not. I had an off night. You know who did this to you? You know, they didn’t exactly introduce themselves. No kidding. Yeah. No kidding. Do you think you could identify them, though? I’d love to. Great. Why don’t you come down to the station, we’ll look at some photos? But the alley was really dark. Right. How did I know you were gonna say that?

[ Chuckles ] Well, you’re an excellent detective, clearly. Mm-hmm. So, do you think these guys are still after you? Maybe. You know, I’m not gonna stick around to find out. Did they let you keep any of your winnings? They did. Oh, how much? $50. Mm! Mm-hmm. $50?

[ Clears throat ] Listen, I’m gonna spot you some cash just till you get back on your feet, okay? Didn’t we already have this conversation? I don’t want you to pay my way, man. What, you’d rather get your ass kicked again? Yes, I would. Typical. Stubborn idiot. That’s why we get along so well.

[ Laughs ] Ow. Ha. They really worked you over pretty good, huh? Oh, doc westbourne said I should be fine. Doc westbourne. I still can’t believe brit actually stopped to help you. Isn’t that what doctors do? Yeah, typically. Yeah, but britt usually just does, you know, whatever’s best for britt. Sounds like there’s some history there. Yeah, there is. None of it good. The market has already reacted to the potential merger. Aurora stock just keeps going up. You know, our first priority should be to talk to the vps and confirm the merger. Just get everybody up to speed. Michael: Right. Ned, good morning. Good morning, all. I see the two of you are already making plans. We are. Yeah, actually, in fact, now is a perfect time to loop you in. I’m eager to hear it. Lucy: Oh, well, good morning, quartermaines. What a sight to behold. It’s good to see you, too, lucy. Thanks for coming. Lucy: Well, it’s my pleasure. I always love revisiting the quartermaine manse. I loved living here. And it’s so lovely to see all the heads of the family together. Look at you. My, how times have changed. Oh, there’ll be a reckoning, alright. I just don’t think it’ll take all day. You’re eerily calm. Does this mean you’ve heard from ned? What’s valentin doing? The shareholders meeting is in less than an hour, he’s lounging by the pool? He’s bluffing to give the impression he knows the vote’s going his way. I don’t know. That looks pretty convincing. It’s like he knows something we don’T. Cops don’t usually get a third strike when it comes to altercations with civilians. You could be fired? Maybe. I mean, I’d probably fire me. Absolutely not. I mean, how can a good guy like you get in trouble for slugging a sleaze like… maybe not. No, no, no, brook lynn. I know that face. Yes. That is your plotting face. Yes, this face. This is the face that is gonna fix everything.

Problem solved. I know exactly what to do. Okay. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Huh? What? Oh, I can’t tell you, because then you’ll try to stop me. Only if it’s a bad plan. Oh, just trust me that it’s not. No, tell me. And then I can poke holes in it. Another reason why I can’t tell you. But if I can poke holes in it, then you’ll know where the flaws are and you can cover them up and exonerate me in the process. Okay, fine. Here it is. I go to the pcpd, and I amend my original statement. I make sure all of your colleagues know that you saved me from a violent criminal. I can’t let you lie to the police for me. I won’t be lying. It’s just that now that the initial… shock is wearing off, I’ve realized that my original statement just didn’t convey how terrified I was when linc attacked me. Terrified? Really? Oh, if I’m lying, I’m dying. Okay. But to me and presumably to officer cabrera, you were just really mad. Which is how I cope with extreme fear. I put on a facade of extreme rage. Look, the bottom line is, if you hadn’t stepped in to save me, I would have been abducted by linc. Brook lynn. Okay, abducted is a strong word, though I think I could sell it. Look, the point is, it was your civic duty to defend me from a predator. Case closed. Throwing a punch in a club doesn’t usually rate criminal prosecution. It’s still battery, though, isn’t it? It is. And shouldn’t police be held to a higher standard? Of course. I don’t condone what detective chase did, but I’m also not convinced it’s worth pressing charges. Why not, may I ask? Judges are cracking down on nuisance lawsuits. You won’t be doing yourself any favors if the courts feel you’re wasting its time. Well, I only want to see justice be served. So if I drop the charges, what are my options? Cody: How is this even possible? Well, britt is a fertility expert and her mother is a scientist, so they stole lulu and my embryo and implanted it. And then she carried the baby — your baby — rocco. To term? Yeah. Then tried to pass the kid off as her own child? Mm-hmm.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Chuckles ] How is she still a doctor? I don’t know, man. I don’t know. But she had her license taken away when she went to prison. When she got out, they gave it back to her. Okay, hold on, prison? Yeah. I thought she was this morally upstanding, outraged citizen.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, the only person who’d think that would be funnier than me is probably her. Britt’s been involved in some shady stuff, man, and that’s not even talking about the fact that she went on the run with her father. Alright, back it up. On the run? Like a fugitive from justice? Yeah. Okay. Who’s her father? Does the name cesar faison ring a bell? Britt’s father’s cesar faison? Well, was. He died like four years ago. Yo, cody. Hey, no, I’m — it’s just a lot to take in with the whole embryo-stealing thing, and — and to top it off, she’s faison’s daughter. Mm-hmm. I mean, it kind of explains things, doesn’t it? Anyway, I got to get out of here.

[ Sighs ] Alright, I’ll come with you. Ahh. Nope. That hurt. Are you sure you’re alright, man? You know, britt said that these were just ribs that are bruised, but I’m starting to wonder. Okay, let’s go. We’ll go to G.H. No, man. You know I don’t like hospitals. Although, second thought… yeah, hospital sounds like a great idea. Alright, let’s go. If aunt selina had cody beaten up over a poker game, what will she do to you if you screw up? Oh, the — the beating wasn’t her doing. Well, I didn’t think she did it herself. Then again, what do I know? Yeah, she just had cody thrown out of the game, but he was totally fine. Right. So now that I’ve solved the cody mystery, maybe you can answer the question for me. What was that look between you and your mother? What look? The look that passed between you and liesl right before she kicked me out of your room. Clearly, I said something that upset you. But what, I have no idea. I mean, does it have anything to do with whatever the hell’s been bothering you lately? Yes. No, I have actually not spoken to ned. Well, then… why so free and easy? How can you be sure he’s gonna throw over his family and vote with you? Because if I’m ceo, he maintains a shot of keeping some influence. He’ll pick me. Huh. Well, far be it for me to question a “sure thing,” but as long as we’re on the subject of family, I got a very important update on yours. What, the cassadines? Far as I know, that’s the only family you got. Stop staring. Shh. Don’t interrupt me. I’m in the middle of a curse.

[ Laughs ] Look, don’t let valentin get in your head. Hey. Drew, michael, and ned, they know what’s at stake. They’re all gonna come together. They’re gonna oppose valentin. Everyone’s doing their part, including me. Okay. What’s going on? This is the second time you’ve mentioned yourself. What’s going on? I didn’t have a chance to tell you. The merger won’t just be good for elq. It’s gonna be good for me. I’m now a major shareholder in aurora. Ahh. Well, thank you, kind sir. Mmm. Mm. So I take this to mean that valentin is on his way out? Yes. If we all vote against him, there will be absolutely nothing he can do. Hmm. Well, you know, from my perspective, I think the q’s owe valentin a great, big, huge thank you.

[ Coughs ] Look, I know that this family loves me as much as I love them, but sam and I created aurora to have something on our own. So the merger between aurora and elq, it… I don’t know, this may sound a little bit strange, but… kind of feels like two separate parts of myself finally coming together. I hear what you’re saying, and you’re right, you know? It’s like… it’s a union of sorts between your past and the present you fought to get back to. And now, well, there is no escape. Settle in, drew, because you’re not going anywhere.

youto open up about this. Whatever it is. I know. I just haven’t been ready to talk about it. Not a lot of people know. If not a lot of people know, and… one of those people isn’t me, it must be pretty heavy. What’s going on?

[ Telephone rings ]

[ Clears throat ] Yes. Okay, I’ll be right there. I have to go. Oh, come on. I have a patient. Really? Now? I have a patient, and this is… it’s not a conversation I want to rush. What do you know about the cassadines that I don’t? Relax, relax, relax. It’s a good thing. Maybe I get to be the judge of that. Your victor problem will soon be over. What are you talking about? My sister. She hit on a brilliant but simple way of getting rid of him. She’s pulling strings to have victor deported. Isn’t that a little outside of her reach? Not at all. Laura’s both well connected and very determined, and it makes perfect sense. Victor’s got a criminal record, goes back decades. Ample reason to have him deported for — wait for it — moral turpitude.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I got to go. But we — the quartermaines await. I know aurora’s stock price is climbing. On the rumors of a merger. And once the merger is officially announced, they’re gonna skyrocket. And the q’s will once again be in charge of elq. Yeah, I got to say, drew’s idea to merge these two companies, brilliant. That’s right. Which is why I sold my half of the metro court to raise the capital to help michael and drew. I’m sorry, you did what, now? Oh, wait. Are you okay? I’m fine. I’m fine. But what in god’s name can this family possibly thank valentin cassadine for? Well, elq has thrived under valentin’S…tenure. Not to mention the fact — you know what? — He has united all of you together against a common foe. Yes, and that unity deserves to be fought for and protected. Well, the quartermaines are nothing if not excellent fighters. Just think about what you could do if you all worked together for once. Willow: I’m going to check on wiley. Already? Don’t worry. I won’t hover. Wiley should be so lucky. I’ll be right back.

[ Chuckles ] Cody: Dr. Westbourne. Oh, god. You?

[ Chuckles ] There’s that bedside manner you must be so famous for. All the doctors in this hospital, and you ask for me? You’re the one most familiar with my case. You have bruised ribs. It’s not like you’re a case study the medical world is going to marvel at. Yeah, doc, turns out I might be more banged up than you thought. Well, the E.R. Is right down the hall. I will call an orderly to wheel you over.

[ Groans ] Come on. Can’t you just check me out? I’m an ob-gyn. Yeah, I heard. I’m sure you have. So here’s the problem. Um, as I told you the other night, when you were so kindly taking me to your car, trip to the E.R. Actually not really in the budget right now. Right. And you don’t have insurance, and whoever beat you up took all your money. Otherwise, I’d be happy to pay. Mm-hmm. Well, I can’t treat you off the books. Okay, well, you know what? I’ll cover his bill. Can’t put him on a bus out of here if he’s got broken ribs, right? You’re leaving town? That’s the plan. Right this way.

[ Chuckles ] Brook lynn. I can’t let you lie to the police. It’s a valid interpretation of the events of that night. No, brook lynn, it’s not. Well, who’s gonna contradict me? A club full of witnesses? Oh, please. A bunch of hipsters who were three sheets to the wind? Chase, I’m unworried. It will totally work. Okay, brook lynn… thank you. Really. It means the world to me that you would do this for me. Well, you pretended to be bailey’s dad. It’s the least I can do. Bottom line is, I got myself into this mess, and I’m ready to face whatever happens next.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello? Yeah. Yeah, I’ll be — I’ll be right there. That was jordan’s assistant. The commissioner is ready to see me.

If the quartermaines united to run elq, that would be so incredibly formidable. That’s not ever gonna happen, though. What do you mean? I just mean that when valentin leaves, all the in-fighting that edward so successfully cultivated, it’s just gonna resurface again, which is really, really a shame.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, excuse me. Sorry. I — I do have to take this. Of course. Just a second. Okay. Hi. I’m alone. Now you know how I feel. You know how much I missed waking up to you this morning? I missed you, too, so much. But, you know, with the slot coming up on the home & heart shopping channel, I had so much work to do for deception, and then I had to come to this shareholders meeting, which is gonna be a total waste of time. Now, now, you never know. Well, ned and drew and michael, they’re all united on this crazy valentin front, and so I don’t get to vote unless there’s a tie, which there’s not gonna be. And that means I’m just gonna sit around twiddling my thumbs. I’m gonna feel totally superfluous. Now, that is nonsense. You are definitely the center of my world. Thank you. You do say the absolute sweetest things. Lucy, you’re more important than you know. Far more. I sold my half of the metro court to stillwater venture group to get the money to help michael and drew. So now I’m partners with stillwater venture group? No. God, no, I would never do that to you. I have 30 days to buy back my half of the hotel. The price has already been set, and I’m going to have more than enough money. Aurora’s stock is gaining value by the hour. It sounds risky. No way. I have faith in drew, and I will always bet on michael. Can I get a refill on my cup of coffee, please? Actually, just make it a whole new cup. I kind of — for sure. Thanks. Ugh. Don’t they make an ointment to get rid of you? Brook lynn, I don’t like this tension between us. This isn’t tension. This is hatred. I sold another one of your songs. Which one? “Morning rain.” I wrote that when my cousin died. Well, it’s very touching. Soft-tee paper towels thinks it’s perfect for their new commercial. My song is gonna be used in a paper towel commercial? A national paper towel commercial. So when anyone in the entire country hears it, they’ll think “absorbent.”

[ Sighs ] And I’ll be making a nice chunk of change from it, too. You know, I bet if you tried, you could come up with some catchy jingles. Then we can make money together. I would rather never write another song. You really want to work with me again? I do. Why? Okay, fine. I’ll do it. If you recant your accusation against chase. Commissioner. Detective chase. Close the door and let’s have a seat. I wonder if you realize how disappointed I am to find you in this position again, and so close to the end of your suspension. I’m sorry. I acted in haste, and while I was provoked, that is still no excuse. If there’s no excuse, why say you were provoked? Accuracy. Of course, now that I’m facing assault charges, I know you can’t bring me back to the force. I spoke with mr. Brown. He’s agreed to drop the criminal charges. You won’t be facing prison time. How d– thank you. Thank you for going to bat for me. You can save your thanks. Linc brown still wants you to lose your job. I hear you’re working for your aunt selina now. Yep. Yeah? What are you doing for her? Oh, this — this and that. You know, entry level stuff. Yeah. Errands and whatnot. Super…boring. Hmm. You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into, do you? Very colorful. Is it okay that it hurts to breathe? That would be a sign that your rib punctured your lung.

[ Groans ] It doesn’t hurt

that bad. Well, we shall see.

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] It’s cold. Take a deep breath in. Okay.

[ Inhales ] Yeah, hurts. Exhale it.

[ Exhales ] One more time.

[ Breathes deeply ] I should send you for an x-ray. I’m sure if you just wrap me up, I’ll be fine. Really? Just a moment ago, it hurt to breathe. Now you’re fine? You must have the healing touch. Yeah, we’re all set. The proxies are here, and we are good to go. Hey. Everything okay with wiley? Oh, yeah, he’s fine. And you? Are you — are you okay? Ned: Pascal, I think you know drew. Yes. We’ve spoken several times on the phone after your return. It’s a great pleasure to see you in person again. Well, it’s great to be seen. Thank you. Michael, hello. Pascal, thanks for coming. We’re just waiting for — oh, there he is. Good morning, everyone. What say we begin? I don’t think this is gonna take too long. No, no, it certainly will not.

[ Groans ] So dante and I weretalking about you earlier. I’m sure he had a lot to say. Well, he’s definitely not a fan. To me, it sounds like you got a raw deal, though. How do you figure? Well, your mom and dad, you know? Not the easiest role models to live up to. You can get dressed now. I just meant, you know, it’s got to be hard to live up to your dad’s legacy. Meaning what? Linc: So let me get this straight. I drop the assault charges, and you’ll write songs for me again? No charges, no civil suit, no other complaints or demand for apology. No comment to any reporter that chase attacked you. This never happened. Okay, you go to the D.A., You go to the commissioner, you tell them that you lied. You make this go away forever, and I’m all yours. It’s a tempting offer, but, um… no deal. What? All I care about is that detective friend of yours loses his job for good.

[ Exhales sharply ] But look on the bright side of things, blq. I’ve come around to your way of thinking. Some things truly are priceless. I just meant it must be tough to live down cesar faison’s reputation. Right? I mean, he was one of the wsb’s most wanted, wasn’t he? Continue with the ice packs. If the pain persists for more than two days, see a doctor. Have a nice trip. Oh, wait, wait. What — what just happened here? Dante said you were getting on a bus. Bon voyage. Jordan: Linc brown is filing a complaint with the civilian review board. As you know, the outcome of the board’s investigation could be censure or even dismissal. I know I was in the wrong. In the heat of the moment — this was not a life-threatening situation. No one was in any imminent danger except mr. Brown. Once again, you’ve shown that you can’t keep your head in situations, especially when brook lynn quartermaine is involved. So answer me this, detective. Why shouldn’t I fire you right now? Hey, sand or stone? Pardon? Well, I’m planning a deluxe family vacation. Oh. I mean, it’s been a rough few months, so I feel like we deserve it. So, should we go to the beach or should we go to some foreign city? Well, I guess that depends on who all’s going. Me and donna, of course. I’m hoping michael, willow, and wiley. Okay. And I was gonna ask ava if I could take avery. Ha! I wouldn’t hold my breath on a yes for that question. Well, ava and I — hate each other. Yes, but we will move heaven and earth for avery, so maybe there’s a possibility. Ooh, listen to the optimist. I mean, after the year I’ve had, things are finally going my way. Valentin: As ceo, I am calling this shareholders meeting to order. So… any new business? Chair recognizes drew cain. I make a motion to remove valentin cassadine as ceo of elq. I second. So moved. Anyone want to make a statement supporting the removal of valentin cassadine? I think we can just get this over with. I’ll take that as a no, but I want to make a statement on my behalf. Elq has grown significantly during my time as ceo. It’s no secret the rumored merger between aurora and elq, and it’s also no secret it has nothing to do with the strength of our company. It has everything to do with making drew cain a majority shareholder, and that’s a dangerous reason to make this decision. Anyone else want to say something? No. Okay. Well, then I will entertain a motion to bring this to a vote. So moved. Seconded. We’re gonna vote on the motion, and I will turn the procedure over to elq’s chief counsel, pascal everett. Thank you, chairman cassadine. The motion on the floor is to remove mr. Cassadine as chair. Before we get to those present, are there shareholders represented by proxy? There are. These are the proxies from family members who couldn’t attend in person authorizing me to vote on their behalf. And how do they vote? They all vote “yes” on the motion. Very well. And now to those present. Chairman cassadine. I vote no. Mr. Drew cain. Yes. Mr. Michael corinthos iii. Yes. Mr. Ned quartermaine.

You’re still here? We weren’t done. Right. Um…about that — it’s — it’s okay. I know now is not the right time for whatever this conversation is. Thank you. But I do want you to know that I’m here for you. Alright? Whatever’s going on, you can count on me. I know. But, um… I-I had a chance to think about it, and I’m fine. Well, that’s — that’s great. It is, yeah. And, you know, if — if anything changes, I’ll — I’ll let you know. But for now, you should focus on your fabulous new job. Chase. Cody: Bad news. Oh, broken ribs? Nah, they’re just badly bruised. Right? But the doc ordered me to take it easy, so… no hours on a bus right now. Okay. So you’re sticking around? I mean, if that’s okay. Yeah, man. I got to get out of here, but, uh…I’ll call you a ride-share. Dude, no, I’ll — I’ll take the bus. Are you sure? Look, it’s like a 10-minute ride to your place. Okay? I think I can gut it out. Oh, I’m in awe of your courage, sir. Mm-hmm. Thank you.

[ Grunts ] Actually, it did hurt. Seriously, man, I’m happy you’re sticking around. Dr. Westbourne, thanks for the tlc. Better hurry — I wouldn’t want you to miss your bus again. Yeah, yeah. I am hopping on a bus. It’s local. To dante’S. I don’t care where you’re going as long as you leave my hospital. I found a reason to stick around port charles, so…see ya around. You will be sitting pretty once this merger goes through. Your whole life’s gonna be like a big vacation. Oh, no, I’d be bored in a month. Maybe two.

[ Laughs ] Make it a business trip. World domination. You know what? You’re right. I’m gonna build a hotel empire.

[ Laughs ] The metro court will become an international brand. Mr. Quartermaine, the motion on the floor is to remove valentin cassadine as ceo of elq. Do you vote yes or no? I vote no. Very well. Between mr. Corinthos, mr. Cain, and the proxy votes voting “yea,” and mr. Cassadine and mr. Quartermaine voting “nay,” we have a 50/50 split. What the hell, ned? This was your idea. You’re the one who started this. You wanted to force valentin out. Valentin: The meeting will come to order. We have not finished voting. Ms. Coe, as bequeathed by your late ex-husband, alan quartermaine, you have the tie-breaking vote.

[ Chuckles ] Would you look at that? Wow. You know, last time I had a vote, I felt a wee bit of pressure, but this time, I get to vote my conscience. I vote an oh, no. The motion fails. Valentin cassadine remains as chief executive officer of elq. Excellent. Pascal, thank you for your time and your service. Always a pleasure. Well, as ceo, onto the next order of business, namely the rumored merger between aurora media and elq. It is not happening. And this is bad?

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GH Short Recap Friday, June 24, 2022

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Cody decides that he will stay in Port Charles after Dante tells him more about Britt.

Brook Lynn tells Linc that she will work with him if he drops all charges against Chase, but Linc turns down the deal because he wants Chase to lose his job. Jordan tells Chase that she persuaded Linc not to press charges against him, but Linc still wants him to be fired.

Carly tells Olivia that she sold her half of the Metro Court to the Stillwater Investment Group in order to buy Aurora Media stock. Carly explains that she has thirty days to buy back her half of the hotel which she will do once the ELQ Aurora Media merger is complete. The stockholders meeting takes place at the Quartermaine Mansion. Drew votes to remove Valentin as CEO of ELQ, as well as, voting to remove Valentin on behalf of several board members who could not attend the meeting. Michael votes to remove Valentin as CEO of the company. Ned and Valentin vote to keep him as CEO of the company. Lucy has to use her tie-breaking one share to keep Valentin as CEO and Valentin immediately votes down the merger between Aurora Media and ELQ.

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Hi. Hi. Oh, do you know my brother, martin grey? Hi. Hi. Felicia and mac scorpio. Pleasure. Nice to meet you. So would you like to join us, or is it a date night? Oh, hardly.

[ Chuckles ] Gee, thanks. Oh, well, no, no, what I meant was, is that we were supposed to meet maxie for dinner. I roped bobbie into watching the kids, but, of course, maxie got called away. And now I’m feeling the pressure of making this a date night. Oh, gee, thanks. We’ll leave you to it. Oh, kevin is going to join us later for a nightcap. Maybe you’d like to join us then. Count us in. Okay, great. Nice meeting you. So jordan told me she reached out to you about the bureau’s findings. Reached out? She delivered the good news in person. That our dear brother is not behind the attempt on our lives. [ Chuckles ] Champagne all around. Yes, well, I still don’t believe his religious conversion. Does anybody? Still, it does beg the question. If cyrus wasn’t trying to wipe us out, who was? I’ve narrowed the suspects down to one.

Cassadine reunited with his trust fund, yet still bussing tables? Pourquoi? Uncle victor. Welcome back. Good to be back. But why the menial labor? This is my last shift, but cam’s been good to me, so I felt that I had to honor it. But now that I have a weekly stipend, my days of punching a clock are over. Good for you. High time you find something more befitting your talents and stature. Oh, I couldn’t agree more. So what’s it to be, then? The whole world is your oyster. Perhaps I can find you something in one of my businesses. Perhaps, someday. But right now, work isn’t my first priority. Ah, time for some travel, then. Actually, what I want to focus on is much closer to home.

[ Knock on door ]

Good evening, esmé. Kevin. Thank you so much for letting me stop by on such short notice. Well, I only have a few minutes, but how can I help? I need your insight, dr. Collins. My future depends on it.

That was so wild, joss. Hell, yeah, it was worth it. And we finally got a lead on esmé. If rory keeps it on the dl like he promised, nobody has to know how much trouble we — joss, I gotta call you back.

This is absolutely a date. Would you tell me the truth, though, valentin? Always. When I can. I won’t know until you ask the question. Are you worried that unless we’re talking espionage, we’re gonna discover we don’t have anything else in common? Are you? Well, no. I mean, I wasn’t until you went on this little fishing expedition just now.

Uh, hi, everybody. What’s going on? Honey, are you okay? I’m fine. Of course you’d say that, but you don’t have to be. Look, we are just as upset by this as you are. Thank you? And we are gonna march right down to that school, and we are gonna fight this decision no matter what it takes. Right, the title ix decision. And, trina, you can blame me for calling your father and telling curtis. I-I just really wanted to rally the troops for you. And I appreciate that, really. But I’m okay. Better than okay, actually. Really? Yeah. Why? Why? I guess I just… feel better. Uh-huh. So, trina, what happened between the angry texts that you sent me and you walking through the door just now? Uh, well, for the first time since this happened, I think there’s a chance things might work out in my favor.

You sound like a man with a plan. Like you, uncle victor, I prefer to play my cards close, at least for now. Well, good for you. Never let them know where you’re headed. That way, you can surprise them when you arrive. Just let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. You can count on it. Meantime, where are you living these days, now that you’ve accepted ava’s bribe to leave wyndemere? Oh, you haven’t heard. Ava amended the deal. Yeah, in exchange for my allowance, she’s actually asking that i stay at home. You have to be joking. What prompted this sudden gesture of goodwill? Ava wants to repair her relationship with my father, and he wants to repair his with me. Ha! Wow. Bravo, my lad. First round to you, it seems. Both your birthright and your relationship with your father are finally to be restored. I know it’s a bit of a sacrifice, but — it is. Still, I mean, the three of you coexisting under the same roof, it’s a small price to pay for family unity. Actually, it’ll be four of us. What? You mean… ava’s agreed to let esmé stay on at wyndemere as well? She has. And don’t you even dare suggest that she leave. Why not? Because I have very good reasons to keep esmé close.

Kevin: As much as my clients depend on me, I’ve never been entrusted with anyone’s entire future. I’ll admit I’m sometimes prone to exaggeration, but I’ve read how effective exaggeration technique can be in gestalt therapy. Oh, you’ve studied gestalt. On my own. The class I audited at pcu was limited, to say the least, which is actually what brings me here. I’ve been accepted into pcu for the fall. Congratulations. I’m glad you found a direction. Oh, I have. Psychology is my passion. Well, the undergrad psych program at pcu is highly touted and notoriously difficult to get into. Oh, don’t I know it. The program requires an entirely different application process, including an amateur case study. And you’re hoping I can help you choose a topic? Actually, I have already selected my topic. I just need background. If I have any expertise to lend, I’m happy to help. As it so happens, you’re the foremost expert on the subject. My a case study is on ryan chamberlain.

What are we drinking tonight? Because I’m thinking champagne. What’s the occasion? Do we need one? At these prices? Yes. If living a little isn’t reason enough, then how about our granddaughter bailey’s clean bill of health? Just when I think I can’t love that munchkin any more, she smiles at me and I’m a goner. Same here. Which reminds me, we should also toast to being grandparents and together, accepting that that’s good enough for us. More than enough. Where’s that waiter? Oh, and we should toast something else. Let’s raise a glass to the dressing down I gave ryan chamberlain today. You did what?

I’m in for what’s next. Essay examining ryan’s adult attachment style and interpersonal trauma will be enough to wow the psych program’ admissions panel. Well, that certainly sounds compelling. I’m glad you think so. I’m afraid you’ll have to write your admissions essay without any help from me. But how can I do that when you denied me access to ryan at spring ridge? Besides the man himself, you know ryan’s history best. Esmé, do you understand why I had you barred? To teach me a lesson. I defied you, for which I have apologized. It wasn’t punitive, esmé. It’s because proximity to my brother isn’t healthy. Well, let’s be honest, if I were anyone else — it isn’t personal, esmé. Isn’t it? I know what my brother is capable of. My decision was purely professional. And I respected your professional opinion, but your brother is a legitimate subject for a psychological study. If I were one of your students, you would at least share what you know. So if this isn’t personal, why deny me the same benefit?

I get the strong impression that ava is hoping that esmé will trip up and give ava an excuse to evict her. But you don’t agree with that? You’re sticking with esmé. Without reservation. Look, spencer, I know you have strong feelings for esmé. You have no idea. But aren’t you in the least bit concerned that her continued presence at wyndemere could hinder this reconciliation with your father? What? What, did I say something — no, no, no, no. It’s just… for two people who really don’t care for one another, it’s incredible how often you and grandmother are on the same page. Huh.

Victor cassadine. It’s got to be. Why? Clearly, you’ve been a thorn in his side with, you know, spencer, nikolas. A mother, grandmother worried about his influence on your loved ones. But do you really think that’s enough of a reason for him to want you dead? It has nothing to do with family meddling. Well, if not that, then what? It’s nothing I can prove. Well, now, don’t you dare. What, do you think he’s gonna overhear us and sue for slander? Tell me. I’m not gonna beg. If you’re right, I nearly died because of the man. I think I deserve to hear any and all theories. Okay, look, I think you were targeted just because you were with me, you know? And they went after both of us because that frames cyrus. Oh, so I was just merely collateral damage. I wouldn’t say merely. You know, baby sister, I realize I’m not supposed to be offended, but somehow I just am. Come on, marty. Look, you’re a lawyer. There’s probably lots of people who want you dead. You’re just saying that to make me feel better. Still, you’re correct. If victor cassadine had the minerals to try to take out the mayor of port charles, you really think he’d risk killing someone who has that many high-powered friends? It’s not like having a lot of high-powered friends did anything for luke. Luke? What are you saying? You think — okay. I’m saying… I believe victor cassadine had a hand in my ex-husband’s murder.

Well, you’re right about one thing. When I get nervous, I ask too many questions. Are you nervous? Not in the slightest. [ Chuckles ] Are you? Well, look around. Nobody’s pointing any guns at us. We’re not handcuffed to some chair, dripping sweat on an explosive device. We’re at a drive-in movie. We can pretend that we’re concerned about carbon monoxide poisoning. Toxic gas is one thing. Disappointing you is a whole other ball game. I haven’t disappointed you tonight, have I, darling? Despite your best efforts, no. Do me a favor. Mm-hmm. What? Tell felicia I tried. What? I’m supposed to report back to felicia? She gave me what for. Oh, she didn’T. She gave me a real beatdown for avoiding you. She’s right about that, though.

[ Moving playing in background ] Do you feel like I’ve been avoiding you? I mean, not at this precise moment, but yes, lately, definitely. What the hell has been going on with you? I’ve had a lot on my plate. Charlotte and elq. It seems like it was more than that. I promise you, it’s got nothing to do with you. That is good to know. What else did felicia say? She asked my intentions. [ Chuckles ] Whether I was serious about you. Are you? Very.

Joss and I were trying to think of ways esmé could have slipped up, and we realized there was an avenue of investigation that wasn’t explored. So you and joss thought of something the pcpd may have overlooked? No disrespect, but they think like cops, and we think like an 18-year-old woman. She does make a good point. Thank you. Okay, if you and joss have found another angle, then we need to be calling jordan. Actually, um — the cops don’t have to be involved. Not yet. Because you and joss went chasing down your own lead? Am I right? My me itching. Okay, don’t be mad. Okay, you know what? I don’t like the sounds of this. Curtis is right. Joss and I found out about this guy that sells black-market phones, and tonight we paid him a visit. Where, trina? This place called, um… the highsider? Have you lost your mind, little girl? What is this? What’s the highsider? It’s, um… it’s a biker bar on the outside of town. You and josslyn went to a biker bar by yourselves? Okay, before you freak out, we’re both fine. And the good news is, we showed a picture of esmé to the guy, and he totally recognized her. And he confirmed that esmé is the one that bought the phone from him? And he’s going to make a statement to the police to that effect? Well, not exactly. Before we could get him on the record — [ Groans ] Some creep manhandled joss. Manhandled? Trina, how? I told you, she’s fine. The bouncer took care of it right away. Oh, so the bouncer took care of the man who accosted josslyn at the biker bar while y’all were playing nancy drew? Yes? Oh, okay. Okay. Okay. I guess it’s better that than the bouncer not intervene. So he broke up the fight, and, um… and that was the end of it, right? Trina? What happened after the bouncer intervened? Then a fight broke out? Trina robinson! Please tell me the police didn’t show up. I didn’t get detained. Okay, I just want to know, why didn’t you tell us what you had planned? This is why. I knew y’all wouldn’t let us go. You’re damn straight! What if you had got arrested? How would that look to the jury? Portia: Thank you. I didn’t get arrested. I got a lead. A lead that can exonerate me and incriminate esmé. Mom, you understand, right?

I don’t kn ow whyyover wanted is what’s best for you, and once in the bluest of moons, we might actually agree on what that is. I appreciate your concerns, both yours and grandmother’S. I admit, esmé can be polarizing. [ Laughs ] I see a career in diplomacy in your future. Uncle, the bottom line is that I need her. [ Sighs ] Spencer. This is a girl who fabricated a pregnancy scare to keep you trapped in the relationship. What’s more, she got caught. Esmé says that she genuinely believed that pregnancy was a possibility. And you believe her? Uncle victor, I know esmé better than anyone, and I can only hope that very soon, everyone else sees esmé for the person that she truly is. [ Scoffs ] Well, amen to that. Look, far be it for me to stand in the way of true love. But please promise me, spencer, that from now on, you’ll take precautions. Last thing anyone needs is for your girlfriend to find herself actually in the family way. I’ve learned my lesson, and there is only one way that esmé’s family is growing, and that’s when I locate her birth parents. What’s this, now? Oh, is this that mysterious mission of yours? Locating them would be the most priceless of gifts. And what’s more, I know that esmé would give absolutely anything to know who they are.

If you’re going to use the exaggeration technique, you’re better off using it on someone who doesn’t know what you’re up to. But since I am, as you put it, the world’s foremost expert on my brother, you’re really better off finding a different case to study. It’s too late. I’ve already selected my topic, and the deadline is next week, and I really only have one question. Just one? Well, it’s the only thing I couldn’t find in the rather extensive material I found. What is it? Would you describe ryan’s attachment style as avoidant or anxious? Neither. He’s a psychopath. I know his clinical diagnosis, but surely you can’t tell me that ryan never formed a sincere attachment as an adult. To whom? Well, what about you? I mean, you’re his twin. You literally have the same dna. And I’ve read that identical twins have an almost magical bond. Magical? Like when he drugged me and held me in a mental institution for months? In all fairness, kevin, weren’t you doing the same thing to him? Esmé. [ Scoffs ] If you can’t appreciate the difference between keeping a psychopathic killer under lock and key for the sake of public safety, and him falsely imprisoning me in order to take over my life and go on a killing spree, then maybe psychology isn’t for you. Now, I really, really am out of time. I have to get to dinner. Wait, dr. Collins, please. Has ryan ever formed a sincere attachment with another human being? And if he hasn’t, is his detachment hereditary? Do you want to know thisbecause of your case study or for some other reason? Very perceptive, dr. Collins. You got me.

When I saw ryan chamberlain at general hospital today, it brought up a lot of old emotions. All the more reason to avoid him. You know what he did to me, what he did to us. What he still could do. Ryan’s days of abductions and druggings and murders, they are over. Felicia, he can still communicate. One blink at a time. And yet, he has conversations. I’m not saying that he’s completely helpless, but this is as close as it gets. I really needed to tell him that he lost, I won. Listen, we were just talking about all the many, many, many blessings we have. Was seeing ryan worth the risk? I spent decades haunted by how he sees me, his obsession, and today I got to tell him how I see him — as an impotent maniac who deserves to be forgotten and will be. Damn. It was liberating, mac, so please don’t begrudge me that. From now on, there’s nothing ryan chamberlain can do to me.

Do you want to skip the second feature? Is that an indecent proposal? Indeed. Say the word, darling. I will do anything you want. Anything?

have you suspected victor of luke spencer’s murder? Come to think of it, you’re the mayor. If you’re so convinced that victor has people killed for a hobby, why is he buzzing around port charles with total impunity? Because the wsb have determined that somebody else was responsible for the cable car crash that killed luke. And you’re not buying it? No. Not for a second. They took jennifer smith into custody. Jennifer smith was crazy about luke. I mean, really, really crazy. She would never kill him. She might kidnap him, hold him at gunpoint, force him to marry her, but never kill him. Comforting to know her lunacy had limits. This one reeks of victor cassadine, and I’m gonna prove it. How? I’m working on it. For god’s sake, be careful. I waited my whole life to find out I have a sister. I don’t like the idea of losing you now. I’m not going anywhere, but victor cassadine is, if I have anything to say about it. You seem fairly certain of that. Oh, yeah. I’ve been meeting with some people in D.C., And, uh, I think I can have victor cassadine deported.

Finding esmé’s birth parents is going to be quite an undertaking. I just hope she’s worthy of all that effort. Most of those esmé’s issues stem from her sense of abandonment. I’m hoping that her biological parents, when discovered, will provide her with the support that she has been lacking ever since her parents, well, gave her up. [ Sighs ] Just be careful, spencer. Distracting esmé with total strangers she just happens to be related to could backfire. What if they’re dead or neglectful? I’ll certainly vet them before making any introductions. Does esmé want to find them? I mean, if so, why hasn’t she been looking for them herself? She has. But she doesn’t have the cassadine money or connections. [ Scoffs ] Who does, really? No one is in a better position to give esmé exactly what she wants than I am. Except maybe… you, uncle victor.

I never knew my biological parents. Now all of my studies have me wondering what kind of psychological behaviors I may have inherited. And you’re wondering if examining ryan’s interpersonal relationships might shed some light on your own? Isn’t that why we study psychology? To better understand ourselves? My relationship with spence has been a rollercoaster. I have no friends, and I have managed to offend most of the town, you and mayor collins included. So I am asking not as a student or as a patient necessarily, but… just as someone you’ve gotten to know. Dr. Collins, what is wrong with me? Well, I can tell you what isn’t wrong with you. You’re not a narcissistic sociopath like my brother. But before he was incarcerated, ryan must have had a social life. Oh, of course he did. When he isn’t manipulating people or using them as chess pieces or toys, it’s almost as if he doesn’t exist to himself. He needs people’s admiration, adoration, and ultimately, their terror. That’s how he validates himself. Wow. Tell me what you really think of your brother. Ryan can make people believe anything he needs them to believe. It’s one of the reasons I barred you. Even locked in, he is the most dangerous person you will ever meet. Now, I really have to go. I’m very late.

Mom, I know it was a risk, but it paid off. Nobody is saying it isn’t a good lead. But two women underage at a biker bar? Trina, you should have come to us. Or the police. But… she did find a lead that none of us have been able to find. So the truth is, honestly, I’m not disappointed in you. Not at all. You mean it, mom? Absolutely. I’m disappointed! Proud, yes. Amazed, absolutely. But I’m disappointed. Marcus, our daughter is fighting for her life. We haven’t been able to help her so far, and trina found a way to help herself, so I think that we should be proud of her.

ed me to death, but I’m always gonna be proud of you. Thanks, dad. [ Portia laughing ] Just don’t do it again. Okay. So you’ve had a big day, huh?

[ Laughing ] Yeah. Is anybody hungry? Starving. Why don’t I order pizza and then maybe I’ll make some snacks or something until it gets here, and then you can tell us everything that you and joss found out about tonight. And I’ll help you. Okay. Come on. Well, tonight had to be terrifying. I didn’t want to say anything to make them worry even more, but they have a point. Tonight could have gone seriously south. Could have. But it didn’T. Do you think it was the wrong move? I think your parents have spoken, and it’s not my place to offer an opinion. But you have one. Yeah, I do. Trina, what you did… is exactly what I would have done in your position. Thanks. Of course, you are a very tall man, and I’m not. But see, that’s what makes what you did even braver, but I knew that about you when we met. Trina robinson, you’ve got guts.

It’s called moral turpitude. It’s a catch-all for foreign nationals who really shouldn’t be living in the united states. And victor cassadine meets the definition. But all that’s gonna do is get him out of the country. It doesn’t prove that he murdered luke. Baby steps. It gets him out of nikolas and spencer’s orbit and this mysterious project that he keeps alluding to — it should make it that much more difficult to complete that from a distance. I recognize that look. What’s she determined to do now? Ah. I told you, sweetheart. I’m this close to getting the megalomaniac. Ah. Apparently, the sooner the better. Sorry I’m late. Oh, no problem. Sorry to interrupt. Laura, I was hoping you and felicia could have a little chat. Oh, by all means. Here, here, here. Take my seat. If you’ll forgive me for one minute. Do you handle divorces? I do. Hurry back. Oh, so are you causing trouble again? No, um… mnh-mnh. [ Clears throat ] Uh, maybe yeah. A little. Felicia confronted ryan chamberlain at the hospital today. And lived to tell the tale. Felicia, what possessed you to confront my brother? I needed to face him and prove to myself and to him that he no longer occupies any more emotional real estate. Isn’t it important enough that you know that? Felicia, ryan will either not care, not believe, or just get pissed off. Kevin, back me up here. You’re not wrong. Maybe so, but I get it. I mean, confronting ryan was not about ryan. It was about you. Exactly. Seems like looking ryan in the eye and saying your piece was cathartic. Yes, it was. He is still a monster. Agreed. But he can’t hurt anyone in his condition. At least, not physically. So you agree with me? As long as he can communicate, he’s still a threat. One letter at a time. Wait. Did ryan communicate back to you? I have to say, his aide was very good at conveying his thoughts. Uh, I didn’t realize spring ridge had replaced harmony. I’ll be sure to have a word with ryan’s new minder as soon as I can. Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. From the vibe I was getting, this esmé person could use all the guidance she can get.

Before, you asked if there’s anything you can do to help. I did. Well, then. Can you please help me find esmé’s birth parents? Can I? Of course I can. Should I? Newly-discovered blood ties can upend lives, spencer. Familial reunions are not always joyous. But it worked out for you and valentin, didn’t it? Look, uncle victor, I realize that I’m not in a position to make any asks of you, especially not after everything that you’ve done for me. But you have no idea how much this means to me. Alright. Anything for you, my boy. I’ll reach out to my contacts, see if they can uncover esmé’s origins. You’re a lifesaver.

[ Knock on door ] I’d really rather not get esmé’s hopes up, so if we could just keep this between you and I. Hi. Hello, victor. How wonderful to see you. Esmé, always a pleasure. Spencer. So, all finished with your errands? Mm-hmm. You? Yeah. Yeah. Officially unemployed. At long last. Let’s go home.

The young woman you saw with ryan, her name was esmé? Felicia: Mm-hmm. And she told me her last name too, proudly, I might add. What was it? Um.. was it prince? Yeah, that’s it. You know her? Do we ever. Esmé prince is practically famous. Her name comes up at the precinct. Who — who is she? She is spencer’s overly entitled girlfriend. I swear, that girl is allergic to the word no. I think it’s more than that. What? W-what am I missing? I’m sorry. I’m gonna have to take a rain check on tonight’s nightcap. I think there’s one more thing I need to take care of tonight. Okay. I’ll see you at home. Alright. Good night. Sorry. What’s got kevin so upset? He has already restricted esmé’s access to ryan. She found a way around it. That can’t be good. No, it can’t be.

Your bucket of hydrogenated butter substitute, my lady.

[ Car door closes ] Now we’re talking. I mean, not that white stilton and comice pears isn’t a treat, but this is great. Want some? No, thank you. I’m driving. Suit yourself. By the way, you had a text while you were gone. Who from? How would I know? I didn’t look. Keeping secrets from me? Onceibs-c and could treat it with linzess. That’s why some things helped, you have another woman stashed somewhere? Maybe. But the only one with a key to my heart likes classic movies and large amounts of popcorn. Oh, it’s martin grey. Therfor the both of us. Oh, right. And who did you think it was? Just one of my many agents of chaos. Anna, at the risk of seeming eager, is now a good time to ask for a second date? Um… at the risk of sounding eager, is now a good time to accept? Wow. Do you know what this popcorn and the next movie have in common? No. They were both made in 1942.

[ Laughing ]

[ Movie theme begins ] Oh, “casablanca.” Oh, my gosh. What a great double feature. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

Well, dr. Collins, you seem fit to be tied. I trust my nephew isn’t responsible? No. This time, spencer only has the company he keeps to blame. I just have to grab my stuff from the back, kill the lights, and then we are out of here for good. [ Laughing ] Take your time.

Someone at highsider can probably I.D. this guy. Rory said that he would look into it, but I don’t want to get him in trouble. Your cop friend offered to help? Mm-hmm. A young man of principles and integrity. That’s a lovely change of pace. We get it, mom. You hate spencer. Hate? Honey, that’s such a strong word. I don’t hear nobody denying it. Thank you, marcus. Anyway, at this point, I don’t think there’s much joss and I can do on our own. Nor should you. Look, I admire how proactive you’ve been. I really, really do, but you and joss were so very lucky to get out of that situation unharmed. I mean, I think you did the right thing by passing the baton. Let the trained professionals handle it from here. Mm-hmm. Someone recognized us from the news, and now the bartender knows that I’m the daughter of an ex-cop. He probably won’t answer questions. Have you forgotten that you have a former police officer and a pi at your disposal? Portia: Mm-hmm. And he may be in the wind, but not for long.

Kevin, what a surprise. I’m afraid, uh, kelly’s is closed. Well then, it’s good I’m not here for a blt. You lied to me. I don’t know what you mean. When you told me you were steering clear of my brother. I said I respected your professional opinion. That’s a distinction without a difference. I don’t know what you’re playing at, esmé, but I warned you to stay away from him. Shouldn’t it be ryan’s choice who sees him and when? No. He’s a homicidal psychopath. Again, that is your opinion. No, that’s a fact. Just like the fact that you no longer work at spring ridge. What? For your own safety, I’ve ended your internship and had you barred from the facility. Y-you can’t do that! I can and I did. From now on, you’ll never see my brother again.

Well, we’ve lost two, but we can still buy you a drink. And I would love that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. Hang on. Oh, I should probably take this. Excuse me. Hi, alexis.

Laura. I’m glad i caught you. Why? Something wrong? I’m afraid so. And I’m sorry, I would have reached out to you sooner, but this just landed on my desk. What’s going on? Something catastrophic is gonna happen tomorrow. There doesn’t seem to be anything I can do to stop it.

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[ Siren wails in distance ]

[ Car alarm chirps ] Laura: All my life, this place has been a sanctuary. A place where I felt safe and welcome — almost a second home. And today will be no different, no matter what trouble I’m facing. Is the answer “a,” macroglobulin, “b,” microglulin, “c,” haptoglobin, or “d,” hemoglobin? Duh. “D.” “C.” The answer is “c,” yes.

[ Laughs ] That’s a gold star for miss epiphany. Did I just get one up on my big, bad boss? Okay, this stuff is like algebra. You’ll never use it in real medicine. Okay. Mcats are coming up soon, right, epiphany? Yep, and I’m ready. And I’m rooting for you. Oh, thank you, mayor collins. That means a lot to me. Have a good day.

[ Taps desk ] Oh, mayor collins, are we going to see you at the softball field later today? It’s a port charles tradition. I wouldn’t miss it. That is amazing. What is? Laura — how calm she seems. You’d never know that was a dead woman walking.

[ Breathes deeply ] Do you need some ice for that?

[ Breathes sharply ] No, I’m fine. What happened to you? I just overdid it in boxing. What about you, you run into some poison ivy? Poison oak. Violet. Oh, poison oak. Sweetheart, sweetheart, I — I know it itches, but what did I tell you about scratching? Not to, but I saw uncle chase do it. Yes, and what would happen to us if we lived our lives like uncle chase? Both: We would only have half a jar of pickles in the fridge. Right, exactly. You got to listen to your dad. You know why? ‘Cause he’s a smart guy. And what did I tell you about boxing? Yeah, not — not to overdo it, but uncle chase overdid it.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] What’s going on with the walking wounded here? Oh, hey, violet — violet, now, if the mayor told you you couldn’t do something, you’d have to listen, right? How can I help? Well, we sort of ran into some poison oak. Aha. It itches. Ah, yes, and I bet your dad told you not to scratch it. And he is absolutely right. You can’t scratch it ’cause it might leave scars. So the next time that you want to scratch it, do you think you can remember not to? Yes, mayor.

[ Chuckles ] Good girl. -Oh. -Mm-hmm. Uh… I saw that piece in the invader. I’m fine. Like water off a duck’s back. Hey, listen, I, uh… I know you got a lot on your plate right now. Why don’t I drive the boys out to see elizabeth? I-I won’t go inside. I’ll just wait in the car. It’s okay. I’ve got it, really. Okay. And thank you. Oh, but I need you to work your magic on this one because he is batting cleanup today.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Laura doesn’t look like she’s feeling any pressure. She’s got this, right? She usually does, but it doesn’t hurt to have a backup plan.

[ Door opens ] Hey. Hi. I was just coming to get you. Yeah. How you doing? I’m so nervous, I feel sick.

[ Chuckles ] Come with me. Okay. Listen to me. You don’t need a tidal wave of votes to know that you’re loved. You’re surrounded by people who love you. One of them is looking you in the eye right now. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] Don’t make me cry.

[ Chuckles ] It’s a bad look for the mayor. There’s no such thing. You ready? Yes, I’m ready.

[ Chuckles ] You got this. Okay. Good morning, everyone. Scott: Oh, good morning, laura. Welcome to the first meeting of the committee to save your hide.

So why don’t we get down to business? Yes. Well, the first thing we must do is say goodbye to mac. What are you talking about? I’m not going anywhere. Not while our mayor is under attack. I’m flattered, but the people of port charles pay your salary, and this is not a criminal matter — it’s a political one. I can’t afford to have any sense of impropriety, even the appearance thereof. So thank you and goodbye. Look, wait a second. I’m — I want to stay right here. Really, mac, that’s why curtis and I are here. Yeah. We’ll pick up the slack.

[ Sighs ] I’m pulling for you. I know. Alright. So…

[ Clears throat ] I call this meeting to order. Robert: Okay. I think we need to ascertain how this circus got started. Alexis… what’s going on with that rag of yours? I had to run the story. Like it or not, it was legitimate news. That’s not news. That’s a crock. Yeah. There’s no way that these anti-laura yahoos have collected enough signatures to, uh, put a recall on the ballot. It would appear otherwise. News, yeah, I get that. But this letter is so clearly biased, and it’s in the op-ed section. Come on, that’s insult to injury. Yeah. And, you know, I read — this jerk blames laura for a “scourge of crime, a lackluster police department, strife at our port. Past time for everyday citizens to respond and take our city back. Today, we announced we have collected the signatures necessary to trigger a recall election for the mayor. Join our movement. Laura collins must go. Signed, friends of port charles.”

[ Scoffs ] They don’t sound very friendly to me. Look, I wish there was another way, but they had the required amount of signatures. So what could I do? It’s okay, alexis. The writer had a legitimate point of view and the right to express it. This is freedom of speech, and no one has the right to silence it. Yeah, but it’s not the only voice. As a fairly new local business owner, the mayor’s office has been a huge help for me. Yeah, and the writer of that op-ed clearly wants laura out of a job, and I think we can all agree we don’t want that outcome. Yeah, I — laura is an excellent mayor, exactly the kind of mayor we need. Unfortunately, not everyone feels that way. Kevin: Which is why we need to strategize. Now, how do we respond? Well, now, I got a four-point plan. First of all, alexis, save room on your paper for laura’s rebuttal. Consider it done. Number two, robert and i will devise a legal strategy before this even gets on the ballot. I’m not comfortable with that. And I don’t think our D.A. Should be risking his political capital on my behalf. Laura, I’m in. What’s the point of political capital if you can’t use it during an emergency? Yes, we need to police the moral and financial support for our mayor. Now, I would do this, but we’ve got to win the hearts and minds of the townsfolk over, and it takes a bit of a delicate touch. That’s not exactly my strong suit. I think you mean we need someone with tact. Humility. Grace. Alright.

[ Chuckles ] Made your point. Alright, I know I’m not known for a soft touch, but, you know, I can do it on special occasions. I can help with that. And we need to find out who the friends of port charles are. Sam and I are all over it. We’ll divide up our leads. Alright, well, we all have our assignments, so, um… disassemble. -Alright. -Right. -Okay. -Alright. Laura: Wow. It’s time we start the family meeting. We need to strategize. Yeah. Look, we, uh — we take our summer softball seriously. And today, we restore our family honor. What honor? Quartermaines never had any to begin with. Carly and sam, what are you doing here? We’re on a mission. Which is? Calling out the snake in the grass. That’s right, ned. It’s time to confess. As the former mayor of port charles, we all know that you’re the man behind the so-called friends of port charles, aren’t you? Scotty, you really pulled out all the stops. Thank you so much. Well, you’re the mayor. You’re my friend. Actually, you’re a lot of things to me. I vow to love you, and in being your partner for life, I will be fulfilled. Our love… and our marriage were meant to be. This is the happiest day

of my life. I am touched by your loyalty to me. I just hope that doesn’t get you in any hot water with liesl. Don’t worry. I have liesl right where I want her. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gotten this. And what is this? Excuse me, is that the petition to unseat mayor collins? Yes, it is. Ah. Where do I sign? The state of the city is pathetic. Just now, I saw someone feeding pigeons outside. They’re nothing more than rats with wings. So unsanitary. There ought to be a law. Come look, I’ll show you.

[ Cellphone camera clicking ] I don’t want to know how you and liesl got your hands on those signature papers. Yeah, I know. Protect your deniability. However, look at the signature I circled. Oh, my god. I thought you would feel that way. So now it’s not…

what we’re up against. It’s who we’re up against.

[ Sighs ] So… just how long have you been waiting to even the score?

Of course I want payback. Really? For what? Last year, lucy allegedly struck me out with her wonky spitball. So today, I mean to slam a line drive way out into left field. Softball — you’re talking about softball? Yeah. What are you talking about?

[ Scoffs ] Okay. Is that your signature right there on this petition? Is that from the “save the whales” petition? No, this is a petition to remove me from the mayor’s office. I read about that in today’s invader. What’s that group called? Friends of port charles. They want me recalled. Well, I signed a petition to save the whales. So do you think they would do a bait-and-switch with me? I would never sign a petition to recall you. I mean, is that what you thought? After everything we’ve been through?

[ Sighs ] I didn’t want to think it. Well, I can see how you might have thought the worst of me 40-plus years ago.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, my gosh. Is that how long it’s been since we fought over scotty?

[ Doorbell rings ] Scotty, bryan made me realize a lot of things tonight, and I want to talk. Bobbie: Hi. [ Chuckles ] I, uh — I hope bryan also made you realize that you couldn’t go on treating scotty like dirt forever unless you wanted him to turn to someone else for comfort. I would invite you in, honey, but considering what scotty and I have in mind for tonight, three is definitely a crowd. We were so young. And we both thought the world revolved around scotty baldwin.

[ Both laugh ] We were all just kids. Look at you now, serving as mayor. Not if the friends of port charles have anything to say about it. Oh, laura, they’re a minority. I mean, granted, they’re a loud, obnoxious minority, but the average citizen doesn’t believe that. Oh. [ Chuckles ] I-I’m not so sure about that. You know something? I put my whole heart and soul into this job. Maybe my love for my town isn’t enough. Maybe the job requires something more. I mean, there’s a lot of unhappy people here, and they got enough signatures to put a recall on the ballot. Yeah, yeah, but how many of those signatures really want you out? How many of those people thought they were signing a petition to save the whales like I did? That op-ed was such a personal attack, wasn’t it? You know, we’ve both dealt with a lot of dirty dogs in our day. Mm. And this is politics. I just want to know who would do this to me. Your real friends are on your side, and I am one. Mm. So we have your back. I appreciate that so much. I feel terrible now that I was suspicious of seeing your name on — on that ballot. I-I’M… I feel ashamed. Well, don’T. I mean, come on, there are a few cranky people out there who aren’t on your side. I say to hell with them ’cause I am with you. Thank you, bobbie. Thank you so much. Aww.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Sighs ] I got your message to meet. What precipitated this command performance? We need information. Ms. Wu, were you aware that your nephew was aiding and abetting the friends of port charles’ efforts to overthrow laura collins as mayor? Of course. I volunteered him for the job. Victor: To the cassadines! May we own the plate and dominate the pitch. No, actually, softball, it’s a — a field, not a pitch. Oh, come on. Even I knew that. So the cassadines are going to dominate the softball game, are they? Like you tried to dominate the world once? Not while I draw breath.

A good friend. She got enough problems, so get your people to back off. Next time you need a favor, I’ll remember this. Very well. Ms. Wu, I’ve seen the friends of port charles’ public filings. I would have noticed a donation from you or any of your fronts. I prefer a more direct approach to make sure my money is used in a way I want. I’m gonna need the name of your contact. If we get that, we can figure out who’s pulling the strings. Okay. Two favors. I have no desire to remove laura from office. I have moved on from politics, and my interest lies solely in my family. And the family company. Yeah, I can confirm that ned hasn’t talked about politics in a very long time. It’s understandable that you’d suspect ned, though. Come on, michael. Be fair. It’s not an insult to ned. It’s just, the quartermaines aren’t always exactly known for being true blue. Okay, okay, okay. Yeah. Are the quartermaines maybe a little bit backstabby? Maybe occasionally a little bit money-grubbing or once in a blue moon, even a little bit bloodthirsty? Okay, nobody ever said that this family did not have its… foibles. Faults. Fatal flaws. I was going to say “moments.” But you show me a family that doesn’t, ’cause what this family does have — and it has it in droves — is heart. And when one of our family members stumbles and falls, sure, the first thing we all do is crack a joke, but after that, we all go and we help that family member get back up on their feet. And get right back to sniping at each other. That’s the quartermaine way. And our way is better than most. Well, I have no idea what’s curdled her cream this time. Laura always suspects me of something. Did you write that anonymous op-ed friends of port charles piece? Is that what you think? You’re the mother of my nephew and spencer’s grandmother. That means we’re family. You didn’t answer the question. I could see you wielding a poison pen. Oh, most of the time, he just uses plain poison.

[ Chuckles ] If I ever felt moved to launch some screed attacking laura’s leadership, trust me, I wouldn’t do it anonymously. I think we all know by now that I’d be happy to put my name to it. Nikolas: Uncle victor knows better than to make a threat against my mother because he knows it would unify the family against him. There it is.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Cassadines united for the first time, and it’s all in service to you.

[ Ringing continues, stops ] Hi, curtis. Curtis: Hey, laura. I got some good news and bad news. Give me the good news first. Okay, uh, sonny and I, we picked up on the money trail. And it led to the mastermind of the friends of port charles. What’s the bad news? The bad news is… you’re not gonna like where it led us. Sister. So, you read my letter.

Here you go.

[ Gasps ] Oh, my goodness. I love it. Thank you. Yeah. But I thought I was supposed to meet you at the ball field. Yeah, something came up, and, um, I wanted to tell you about it in person. Cyrus renault was transferred from flatland federal prison, and he was sent back to pentonville. Now, jordan has promised me that she’s working closely with the — the warden at pentonville to make sure that he stays locked down tight. Curtis. Yeah. It is a beautiful day outside. The sun is shining.

[ Chuckles ] We’re gonna kick north side’s butt. There’s no way I’m gonna let the mention of that evil man ruin our beautiful day. So it was you. You’re the one who wrote the anonymous op-ed for the invader. Yeah, peop tend to take your opinion less seriously if they know you’re behind bars. That’s why I didn’t sign it. Plus, it’s a great opportunity for self-examination, to revisit all the enemies you made over the years. So then you’re the mastermind of the friends of port charles? I can hardly run a grassroots campaign for justice from prison. I’m merely an advisor. Then who’s in charge? Friends of port charles is a group of ordinary, like-minded citizens who long to make their city a better place. By recalling me. By electing someone more suited to the task. Is it really that hard for your ego to accept that people are disillusioned by your performance? Crime is on the rise. Sonny corinthos and selina wu run roughshod over a police department of your cronies. You have major corporations like elq and cassadine industries fleecing taxpayers while everyday people pay more in taxes to prop up aging city institutions like general hospital. Immorality is rampant. The families of port charles yearn for a north star to show them the way. Tell me, laura. When was the last time you went to church? Yeah, uh, my religious preferences are not a problem for the people of port charles.

[ Laughs ] I’m sorry, then what is? Your failed leadership? Since you were elected, you’ve presided over far more conflict and bloodshed than prosperity. I-I think it’s quite a bit less since you’ve been in here. Tell me, if these friends of, uh, port charles members are of such high moral standard, why have they chosen a convicted felon for advice? Do you even hear yourself, laura? It is god’s place to judge, not yours. You take far too much pleasure condemning me here while you continue to sin freely out there. Turn back to the path of righteousness, sister. You know something? I hear you talking a lot about god, but I have a question for you. When you wrote that scathing and embarrassing op-ed, an attack of me, where was god in that? I have spent my life hating. I can’t change my nature on a dime. At least I’m trying. But you — cyrus… I forgive you. Thank you for watching out for port charles.

[ Sighs ] Oh. Thanks for coming through for me. I never would have given friends of port charles my support if I had known cyrus renault was behind it. I’m glad to hear you say that. Mayor collins is the best thing to happen to port charles in a long time. Robert: You go to this group’s website, they don’t even mention cyrus. And without that official connection, I-I-I — my hands are tied. Well, that’s ’cause you’re the D.A. Hey, back in the day, luke and i would ride in cowboy-style, take out a couple of cassadines, and not even think about the rulebook. Okay, mr. District attorney, I’m gonna pretend that I didn’t even hear that. Well, you know, I’m with robert. I-I say we break out the zip ties. I think laura is perfectly capable of taking care of herself. I don’t think we need to go to defcon 1 just yet. And for your ex, to boot. Yeah, I was kind of wondering what liesl would have to say about that. First of all, no girl tells me what to do. And liesl, you know, I can still have her as my girlfriend and help laura. Both: Can you? What are you two driving at?

[ Laughs ] I’m just not sure about this, you know? Hmm? Shouldn’t we do it after the softball game? Ooh, I-I don’t know. Hi. I knew this was a bad idea. Oh, no, you don’T. You’re stronger than that, liesl. Come on in. Bobbie. Lucy. Hi. Looks like we all had the same idea. Pre-game pedis. Which I don’t think is a good idea. You know, we’re going to be chasing down fly balls. No one’s going to be chasing down fly balls. When I come in from the bullpen and pitch, it’ll be strikeout city. Only if you bring the pine tar.

[ Inhales deeply ] I do not cheat. Maybe not in softball. Oh, you know, I think you’re still just a little bit mad that I struck you out two times last year. Yeah, well, I think it helped you that scott was calling the balls and the strikes. Scott’s always been soft on you, lucy. Oh, you’re just mad, ’cause I stay very, very, very close to all my exes. Liesl, if I were you, I wouldn’t turn my back on lucy. You never know when she’s going to try and steal another man.

[ Sighs ] I’m not worried about lucy. Or even laura, for that matter. I am a proud, capable, ravishing woman. Any man would be lucky to get me. If scott can’t see that, then he can lech mich am… oh. [ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, girls, that I’m interrupting your beautifications, but I need you to witness something. Witness what?

[ Sighs ] Me laying my heart at your feet.

Scott: Listen, I-it was wrongof me to come to laura’s aid without, you know, keeping you on the same page. You’re everything to me.

[ Sighs ] I’ve been running wild. I don’t know which way the wind was even blowing. And then I met you. And when I wake up with you, my heart skips a beat. You are just everything to me. You put the pep in my step. You put the leder in my hosen.

[ Chuckles ] So what do you say?

[ Sighs ] Make me the happiest guy on the planet. Is it just me, or is that the most romantic thing I’ve ever heard? I think it’s pretty good for scotty baldwin, yeah. So come on, come on, come on. What do you say? With all my heart… I say… no. N-no? Don’t you see, mein liebe? I’m already yours. Oh, wow.

[ Groans ] Ooh, oh, oh. Thank you, lucy. So let’s just make it official. Come on, marry me. We can’t get tied down now. Leave marriage to these other fools. We have each other. What more do we need? Yeah, you’re right about that. Yeah. Chase: What’s the diagnosis? The doctor gave me medicine. I’m not so itchy anymore. What about you? Mine’s clearing up on its own. Have you been practicing your swings like I told you to? ‘Cause I want two home runs in this game. How did someone as cynical as me end up with a daughter that’s just pure joy? Uncle chase, what’s a cynical? Well, your dad is a great example.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Alright, finn, help her get on my back. Yeah. Here we go. Up. You ready?

[ Grunts ] We’re out of here. You’d better bring your a-game to softball, because terry and I agreed — slackers will end up on bedpan duty.

[ Laughs ] I always bring my a-game, and I am serious about my softball, especially when the proceeds fund stone cates’ aids wing. On a day-to-day basis, it’s easy to get caught up in the red tape, but at the end of the day, here at general hospital, we do a lot of great work for the community. Don’t I know it. You know what?

[ Chuckles ] I’m not even sure why I’m here. It’s not like elizabeth and I are close. Well, you said on the way over that you wanted to come because lulu couldn’t be here. Right. I did say that. And I do want to. It’s just… does elizabeth even really want to see me? Just let her know you care. Start with all these beautiful products you brought her. Okay. I like that. -Laura, hi. -Hi. Thank you for coming. Oh, of course. Good to see you. Hello, maxie. Elizabeth, hi. You’re probably wondering why I’m here. Um…all of us at deception wanted to wish you a speedy recovery, so we sent all these products to keep you beautiful while you’re recovering.

[ Chuckles ] Not that you aren’t already gorgeous, but, you know, institutional lighting and everything. Thank you. I really hope my boys aren’t running rings around you. Oh, well, let’s see. They have been swimming at the metro court pool an awful lot. Carly gave them an open tab at the snack bar. Oh. So that’s keeping them very busy. But they do miss you. I miss them, too. They made me promise to deliver a message from them. They want you to know that they’re okay. They don’t want you to worry about them. They want you to concentrate on getting better. Thank you. And tell them I think about them only all the time. Do your doctors ever wonder if you’ll recover quicker around your kids? I mean, I-I only ask that because I know I feel better around mine. You know, I-I do worry about them not having me around.

[ Breathes deeply ] But then I remind myself that they’re surrounded by friends and family. Starting with you and kevin. Oh, not just us. There’s — well, of course, there’s violet and finn. Oh, scotty checks in on them on a regular basis, as do nikolas and spencer and everyone at general hospital. You know, you are so loved. Everybody wanted to step up. That’s really, really nice to hear. It’s kind of hard to remember on the dark days, but, um, yeah, I’ll try to focus on that. And you will get better soon. You’re right, because this place is full of people who care. And, yeah, right now my family needs a hand, and one day, it’ll be another family. And then it’ll be your turn to step up. That’s what makes this town so special.

Oh. Yeah.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You stole home.

[ Laughs ] I tried. Hey. It’s good to see you. I love you. Hello, spencer. That’s okay.

[ Laughs ] Hang in there, tiger. Oh, I will. I know you will. I’m fine.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Hey, you were late — you were late to the all-star game. Oh, well, I had an errand to run. Is this about the friends of port charles thing? No, something much more important than that — tending to a loved one. Well, it must have worked out, ’cause you seem real happy.

[ Laughs ] Well, how could I not be? Look. Look at all these smiling faces. I mean, these people are my community. They’re my people. I am so sorry about the op-ed. I know it got your day off to a bad start. Alexis, really, I-it’s just fine. And I think it actually might end up being one of my very best days. I’m ready to publish my rebuttal. Awesome. Laura: The friends of port charles are not entirely wrong. Our town is not perfect. We have our problems and we always will. But we have always faced them together. In their haste to point out what’s wrong with port charles, they left out everything that’s right. It’s our police who not only keep us safe, but they make us feel welcome with a tip of their hats. It’s the doctors and nurses at our fine medical institutions like general hospital and mercy. It’s our small businesses in our charming and historic downtown, mom-and-pop establishments like charlie’s and kelly’s, where I hung out after school as a kid, and decades later, my kids did, and now my grandchildren do. We are a strong community. Our soup kitchen has never run out of supplies, including firewood, so no one gets too cold in the winter. I am proud to be a citizen of port charles, as are many of you. We’re not just a town — we’re a family. We take care of each other. I’d like to propose a toast — to my wife. A beacon of light if there ever was one. -Hear, hear. -Hear, hear. Laura, the best damned mayor this town’s ever seen.

[ Cheers and applause ] And a great friend. The greatest mother. A terrific grandmother and an even better role model. And you will always be my sister-in-law. Always. Thank you, bobbie. And to mayor collins.

[ Laughter, cheering ]

If I lose this recall, so be it. And if the person who replaces me is another son or daughter of port charles, a lifer like me, I know we will continue to grow — in new ways, perhaps, but hopefully always to our betterment.

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General Hospital celebrates its 15,000 episode today as Laura’s friends rally around her to try and figure out who wrote an opinion editorial in the Invader which said they had gathered enough signatures to generate a recall election.

Sonny and Curtis follow the money trail and discover that Cyrus is helping the group calling themselves The Friends of Port Charles. Cyrus also wrote the opinion editorial in the Invader. Laura tells Cyrus she forgives him and is grateful that he cares so much about Port Charles. Laura writes a rebuttal to the letter Cyrus wrote telling the citizens of Port Charles how much she loves the town and admits that there is work to be done to bring down crime. There, are still a lot of things that are good about Port Charles.

Scott asks Liesel to marry him but, she tells him no because they don’t need to get married because they are already happy together. Maxie goes with Laura to visit Elizabeth and bring her make up. Laura tells Elizabeth that the boys are fine although they miss her very much. Laura tells Elizabeth to concentrate on her recovery because all her friends, are stepping up to make sure that the boys’ life is as normal as possible under the circumstances.

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Rory lets Joseph and Trina off with a warning and says he will work on trying to identify the bartender who they think sold Esme the stolen cell phone.

Sonny and Nina decide to start a relationship slowly, so their relationship can have a strong foundation.

Carly and Drew celebrate that she has finally let go of Sonny since the man she loved is different since he came back from Nixon falls.

Cody makes Salina Wu angry when he cleans out her high rollers at the poker game costing her to lose a lot of money.

Salina has her men break Cody’s ribs and takes most of the money Cody won leaving him only fifty dollars. Britt drives Cody to the hospital because she can’t leave him in the alley.

Rory arrests Chase since Chase punched Linc when Linc made a disgusting remark about Brook Lynn.

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carly: The pool’s closed.

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me?

Do you wanna touch, do you wanna touch me? I know. I was hoping the owner could bend the rules for me. Hey. Everything all right? Yeah, just business. You know, um, it wasn’t anything urgent. Thanks for waiting. Mm-hmm. Well, I think it would have been rude, not to mention immature, if I’d just walked away in a huff.

[ Chuckles ] But you were tempted? Yeah, just a little bit. Yeah. Because, sonny, there’s a — you know, there’s a part of me that doesn’t want to hear you answer my question about that kiss that you gave me. But then there’s another part of me that’s even bigger that really needs to know, because…it means something to me. Did you kiss me because you got into a fight with your ex-wife? You’ve been here before? I have never had the pleasure, no. You? No. The only drive-in theaters I’ve ever seen have been in movies that I’ve watched indoors. Well, you wanted me to surprise you, so… you succeeded.

[ Thrilling music playing

on screen ] What? You’re kind of like this movie. Old?

[ Laughs ] Or notorious? No, you seem to be black-and-white. But in reality, you are a complex dance of shadows. Now, I got that out of a book on hitchcock.

[ Chatter on screen ] I like it. Makes me sound classic yet timeless. Oh, this is the part where ingrid bergman realizes that she’s been poisoned. The good old days, huh? Ah. Only we could get nostalgic about someone being drugged in an undercover operation. I think it’s part of our charm, darling.

[ Man grunts ] We gotta get out of here before the cops check our id.

[ Sighs ]

[ Loud rock music playing ]

[ Police radio chatter ] Okay. This is our chance. Let’s go. Trina? Josslyn? What are you doing here? Why did you call me back here? There’s a problem with the game. Double vodka on the rocks. Be with you in a moment. Hey! Going somewhere? Judge abbott canceled at the last minute, so I… let another player buy in. Without vetting him first?

[ Sighs ] Put it on my tab. Hi. I was here earlier, and I just realized I can’t find my phone. Did anyone turn it in? Hmm. I’ll check. Hey, I hope she finds your phone. I mean, I hate to see a lady in distress. When I saw the guy’s bankroll, I figured he’d be okay. H-he knew the password. Just spit it out, bradley. What happened?

when I kissed you,I wasn’t thinking about carly. But you did fight with carly earlier, didn’t you? Yeah, yeah, yeah. And carly and michael think that I-I’ve turned my back on my family. Well, that’s ridiculous. I know your family is everything to you. Right, and when I went on the stand, it wasn’t against michael. I was just there to tell the truth. Yeah, and you were gracious enough to forgive me, and you don’t hold me responsible anymore for keeping your identity a secret. But the thing is, I still believe and I always believed that wiley needs to have you in his life. Thank you. And carly considers that a betrayal. Well, that’s — that’s half of it. Carly’S… in carly’s mind, the biggest betrayal was when baldwin was going after michael, I stood by you. I have to be honest. When you did that, sonny, I was surprised, too. I just needed a quick swim. It was a crazy day at aurora, nuts, and I didn’t get a chance to work out, so… how quick? Oh, it was only a mile. Oh, is that all? Navy seal. Oh, geez.

[ Both laugh ] I hope you don’t feel taken advantage of. You’re not gonna revoke my membership, are you? Oh, not at all. You are exactly the distraction I needed after the day I’ve had.

[ Sighs ] Bad? Beyond. Frustrating. Heartbreaking. Deeply disappointing. But all for the best. Buck: No, I don’t remember who threw the first punch, or why. Joss and I were tracking down proof that esme framed me. In a bar known for criminal activity? Just the kind of place esme would go to for an unregistered phone. Look, we will explain everything later, I promise. But right now, we need to get out of here. Cabrera, you got id on those two? What happened to our hanging out by the pool? I’m sorry. This was just too good a chance to pass up. Linc had a card from the savoy with what was obviously a password written on the back. Oh, yes, a strong indicator that something shady was going on.

Yes, mr. Sarcasm. Look, this is my chance to catch linc in the act and blackmail him into signing over the rights to my songs back over to me. There is so much illegal in what you just said to me, I don’t even know where to start. Linc: I know you. You’re the woman in the gif that’s gone viral. Soaking wet, climbing out of the pool. Yes, that’s me. Yeah, well, uh, you got a rockin’ bod. And that image — it’s like the beauty from the black lagoon. We might be able to re-create that for one of my artist’s videos. Excuse me? Oh, did I not mention? I’m a, uh — a music producer.

This is the last-minute player? Ms. Wu, we meet again. All the players raved about you inside there. Did they? Yeah. Um, brad here was kind enough to let me sit in on the game. Texas hold’em, high stakes. That’s exactly how I like to play. Uh, it’s a shame the game ended so early. Yes, isn’t it? Um, thanks for the hospitality. Have a good night.

Oh, god, i love this movie. I have never known anyone so thrilled by this film. Oh, come on. Cary grant rescues ingrid bergman, and the nazis are thwarted, and the moment that he goes back inside, claude rains is a dead man. It’s the — what’s not to love? It’s so good. Well, if you like this film, you’re gonna love the second feature. You’re not gonna tell me what it is, are you? You wanted to be surprised.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, there’s a concession stand back there, but bonbons felt a little pedestrian for such a momentous occasion. A drive-in’s momentous? No, not the drive-in. Us. You agreeing to an official first date. That is momentous, yeah. So I brought a lovely… charcuterie… oh. …And, uh, caviar. Oh, it’s lovely. Wow. What? What? Well, I-I love popcorn at the movies. Well, it’s a good thing I brought popcorn, then. This is from japan. It’s salted umami. And it’s out of this world. No. Popcorn needs fake butter. Well, I’m usually much better at this. Oh! Bull’s eye on the movie and the fact that you remembered I love hitchcock. I mean, yeah, that’s all perfect. Yeah, the master of suspense never got any more romantic than “notorious.” Yeah. A libeled lady and a charismatic rogue on a spy mission falling for each other.

[ Sentimental music

playing on screen ] What’s not to love? Of course blackmailing linc is illegal. That’s why I kept you out of it. You ditched me. Yeah, for your own good. You are so, so close to being reinstated. You came to me for help, and as soon as I agreed, you bailed on me and you took off so you could handle it on your own. Not that you’ve gotten anywhere. No, I beg to differ. Something went way, way wrong with linc tonight. He came out of the back room fuming. And when linc gets mad, linc gets stupid. And when linc gets stupid, which is most of the time, linc makes mistakes, and that’s when we’ve got him. I manage some of the best talent in the business. Billie and olivia would kill to sign with me. Then why haven’t they? Oh, I got a full plate now. Plus, I don’t really need the money. Oh, you’re rolling in it?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, you know, the private planes, the yachts. You have more than one? Ah, well, that depends where I’m heading. Which I imagine is all over the world. Baby, you would not believe the life I’ve lived. Oh. Bet you’ve seen some things. I’m nothing like the guys you’re used to. Hmm. So true. Ah!

[ Laughs ] Okay, well, what’s there to talk about? Look, I bought into the game. I played well. I won fair and square. And what is your definition of fair, mr. Bell? What’s indisputable is that you cleaned out all of my other players in eight hands. That’s just how the cards fell. When the game goes on all night, the players’ inhibitions wear down and the stakes go up. If they lose, they ask for credit. Which you’re more than happy to extend at a fat interest rate. You cut into my profits. I’ll need to recoup my losses, which will come out of your winnings.

[ Chuckles ] Now who’s not playing fair?

[ Speaks mandarin ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Coughs ] We haven’t really sat down and addressed what scott did to michael on the stand. Did you know what baldwin was gonna do? No, sonny, I didn’T. You sure? I mean, scott told me that he was gonna bring up claudia zacchara’s death, but I had no idea about the details on how she died. I just know that scott said he was gonna hit michael with his criminal record. So it sounds like you didn’t know how bad baldwin was gonna get with — with michael. I didn’T. I really didn’T. But I’m — I’m not gonna get any medals either. Kidnapping avery, and then, again, keeping your existence in nixon falls a secret. Let me guess. Baldwin said to you that in order to, uh, secure visitation with wiley, you were gonna have to level the playing field. Yeah, make michael look so bad that I look better in comparison. Listen to me, okay? I just want you to know that michael had no intention of killing claudia. He was just a teenager, and he was defending his little sister. I know that now. And watching scott go after michael on the stand, it made my stomach sick, sonny, in part because of what I set in motion, and in part because I was sure… …that I’d lose you over it. I gotta say, this is kind of nice, having the place to ourselves. Yeah. Perks of co-owning the metro court. Yeah, and you know I’m only hanging out for the perks, right? Oh, I’m under no illusions.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] I think I know what you meant when you said, “bad, but for the best.” It’s when something crappy happens to you, but — but you needed it. It’s what you actually needed. It gives you a wake-up call. Kind of just shifts your whole perspective. That’s exactly what happened to me today. I haven’t talked to sonny since nina’s visitation hearing, and I won’t go into the gory details. But nina had her lawyer, scott baldwin, accuse michael of being violent towards women. Oh, my god! Can you believe that? I-I heard that, and I am so — I am so incredibly sorry. I mean, it was awful. But what was truly indefensible was that sonny was in the courtroom. He heard everything. And when it was over, he comforted nina. You must have felt so betrayed.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Furious. And, um… devastated. And now? Weirdly grateful.

When michael was done with his testimony and the judge called for a recess because she wanted to talk to diane and scott in chambers, I — I stood up and, um, felt so alone, and I turned around, and there you were on the plaintiff’s side, on my side. I remember. And then I saw you, and you looked so stoic. And I had no idea what you were feeling. I was afraid that you were gonna tear into me. I did — I had — there was a lot of, you know, that was going — a lot of stuff happening. I mean, I was angry at baldwin for going after michael. I was disappointed in michael for going after you. And then baldwin had to go after michael. It’s just — it was a lot. Yeah, it was ugly. I wanted to play fair. I wanted to just let everyone cool down until michael and willow allowed me to see wiley. But michael and willow, they didn’t — they didn’t play fair. Even before the five-page feature in… yeah. And —

…the invader? Yeah, they were never gonna cool down, sonny. I mean, wiley would have been an adult before I was allowed to see him, and by that time, he would be so brainwashed, he’d never want to see me. You had every right to, you know, go for that petition for the visitation. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I know. But — but so has michael. Nobody’s perfect here. Listen… …when I saw you in the court standing up, you were just — you were hurting. You were hurting a lot. And all I could think about was… …making you feel better. I just wanted to explain to you what happened. I felt like my…

[Voice breaking] Like my skin was ripped off, all my faults were exposed. And there you were. You touched my cheek. And then — sorry. That small act of compassion, that meant more to me than you will ever know. You’re grateful that sonny sided with nina? The sonny I knew would have defended his son. And the fact that he didn’t brought it all home to me in a way that nothing else could. I mean, the man I married, the sonny I loved, the father of my kids, he’s gone. For as long as I’ve known sonny,

[Chuckles] He could make me angry. So angry, angrier than anyone. And what surprised me today was the anger I didn’t feel. And that’s when I realized. Your wake-up call. Yeah. What sonny did in that courtroom severed the last tie. I mean, we’re donna’s parents. We’re always gonna co-exist for her sake, but… separate lives. And I’ve been saying I’m free for a while, but today i feel free. Congratulations.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. Thank you. We should celebrate. I’ll need to see your ids. Which one? The real one that says I’m underage? Or the fake one that says I’m 23 and my name is jane?

[ Chuckles ] Look, trina cannot get arrested, even if it’s a misdemeanor. The title ix determination came back against her. Sorry to hear that. Thanks, but it turns out it’s the least of my worries. Look, coming here was entirely my idea. I dragged her along. Please, just bust me and let trina go.

[ Police radio chatter ]

[ Cody coughing ] Enough. Come on. The money.

[ Grunts ] No, come on, you can’t take my buy-in money. I bro– I brought it to the table.

[ Coughs ] You cost me far more than I recouped tonight. You are still in my debt. You can’t leave me with nothing, come on. I’m not completely heartless.

[ Wheezes ] Let’s go.

[ Whimpering ] Sorry. Selina: Bradley! I mean, I don’t want to intimidate you or anything. Mm.I am rich and famous, but deep down inside, I’m just a regular guy. Mm! Regular just doesn’t do it for me. Neither does rich and famous. I’m into a very particular type. By all means, enlighten me. The kind who keeps his head when literal bullets are flying, who’s not overly fussy on the rule of law, and who doesn’t give a damn about pop culture. The kind of guy who can take a punch and laugh about it. This yours? Yes. Thank you. By the way, did you know that loser is rich and famous? Do you not see how this could blow up in your face? If you do something illegal to get back at linc, and linc can prove it, then you’re in a far worse position than when you started. Oh, look at linc’s expression. Britt blew him off, and he is livid. Now’s my chance.

[ Coughs and whimpers ]

[ Groans ]

Okay. I’m up for celebrating.What do you suggest? Well, let’s see. Um… how about a night swim? Oh, I didn’t bring my suit. You could skinny dip. Uh…[ Chuckles ] I own the hotel. You know, people could come and… so… I don’t think anybody’s around. Pool’s closed. I won’t tell. Raincheck? Absolutely. At least put your feet in the water? Ah! I can do that. Carly saw me in the courtroom. And that’s what we were fighting about today. She — I guess she felt like the — the gesture of comfort meant that I-I didn’t — I was okay with baldwin going after michael. Oh, I’m so sorry I put you in that position. I don’t — I don’t regret it at all ’cause I was just doing what I felt I wanted to do in the moment. Yeah. Carly — she can’t forgive you? She’s done, which is ironic ’cause the — the divorce has been finalized for a while now, but I guess she doesn’T… you know, she’s cutting the cord. Uh, except for donna. I get to… I get to see donna… yeah. …As much as I want, you know. No matter what carly’s issues are, she is first and foremost a mother. She’s never gonna use donna as a pawn. Yeah. You know, I never thought this would happen. I al– I always thought that I’d be connected to carly, like, at least from the past or from the kids, or, you know. Just… no, your son weathered a vicious attack, and you consoled the woman who initiated it. I don’t know you anymore. And she — she said she doesn’t know who I am anymore. And I’m — I’m thinking, well, of course she doesn’T. I mean, a lot has changed since nixon falls. I’m not the same person. I’ve changed. And it seems like the only one who… …understands me in my life is you. I’ll need yours, too. Cabrera. The bouncer checks out. Listen, my partner’s waiting for me. We got a perp violating his parole. We need to process him at the station. Clear the scene. Send everyone home. Copy that. What happens now? Are you gonna arrest us? Well, technically, it’s not illegal to purchase a fake id in the state of new york. It’s not? Using one, however, is more of a gray area. It’s up to the officer’s discretion whether or not he wants to file charges. And what is your discretion telling you? I’m gonna let you off with a warning, this time.

[ Coughs and groans ]

[ Sighs ] Lose something? Ahh.

[ Coughs ] Linc, what a coincidence. Long time no see. Oh, get lost, brook lynn. I’m expecting a call from korea. Yeah. And there’s a bridge for sale in brooklyn. You know, I should know better than to visit port charles. First some cowboy took all my cash at a card game, and then some woman doesn’t even have the sense to appreciate what I’m offering.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. This is it.


Ban-mal? Wh– yes, yes, absolutely. “All I want” is still available. That’s my song. Your guys will do a phenomenal interpretation. And I have listened to plenty of boy bands. And might I say, yours is the best in the k-pop biz. Yeah, you can change the lyrics from “him” to “her.” You can change whatever you want. I own the song.

[ Clears throat ] What the hell? The song in question is no longer available. It’s caught up in a copyright lawsuit that could drag on for years. Goodbye.

[ Sighs ] Do you realize what you just did? Yeah, I saved my song. I want my phone back. Ow! Chase: Hey! Come here. Back off! Oh, god. Hey, man, if you don’t realize that she is using you, then you are dumber than you look. Phone, or I will sell your entire catalog to a porn producer I know who’ll use it for soundtracks. Wow. What a surprise. You know a porn producer. Yeah, come to think of it, that’s a market you should explore. You can’t sing anymore, but there are other ways to perform, like lying on your back.

[ Epic music playing on screen ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, sorry. I usually remember to switch these things off. Is it important? No, it’s just work. It’ll keep. Anything to do with the jennifer smith case? Why do you ask? I’m just curious. I offered my assistance. You were strangely quiet. Oh, yeah, it’s not likely I’m gonna need it, ’cause the wsb think that the case is airtight. You don’t agree? No! Jennifer — she was — she insisted that she had this french naval captain up in her room. Played by gary cooper? I wish. [ Laughs ] Anyway, we haven’t been able to locate him or confirm his identity or anything.

[ French accent ] This chair, is it taken? I think I can still be of some use. I am sorry. I didn’t mean to get so emotional. I did not call you here for consolation.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Chuckles ] I know. Hey. I can tell that you’re hurting. Why don’t you talk to me? I’m tired of hurting. I’m tired of — of being angry, of being sorry. This is who I am. You love me, or you hate me.

[ Chuckles ] And with you, it seems to be enough. Yeah. Right? Or not? Mm-hmm.

[ Laughs ] I’m tired of hurting, too, sonny. I’m tired of the loss and the regret. You, my man, you make me happy, and I want to embrace that happiness. How do we start? Oh. How do we start? Slowly. Carly: Mm. This is perfect. Really? It’s perfect? You don’t think my idea of celebration is kind of lame? No! Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Look, I’m here hanging out with you on this gorgeous night, and my feet are in the swimming pool of a hotel that I co-own.

And I own a chunk of stock in a media company that is soaring by the day. A bigger chunk than you expected to have.

[ Laughs ] I know a good thing when I see it.

[ Grunts and coughs ]

[ Laughs ] Well, thanks. What’d you do to deserve this? Ah, this is just how it goes when I’m on a winning streak. Mm. You get beat up and left in an alley with only $50?

[ Laughs ] Well, my luck turns harder and faster than a bucking bronco. Mm. There you were, picturing the hot car you were gonna buy, the place in malibu. 200-acre spread in wyoming. It’s a nice place. You ever been? I was gonna buy some — buy some horses. Purebreds? No, uh… the price is — too pricey. Just gonna get some workhorses to take care of and ride. Take care of… you might have a concussion, so stay with me, cody. Cody! I wasn’t — I wasn’t sleeping, I pro– I was just — I was resting my eyes. Then I’ll leave you to it.

[ Straining ] Yep. Damn hippocratic oath. “First do no harm.” Okay. So… I’m a doctor, remember? So let me check your injuries. And I’m warning you right now, this is going to hurt. Ah, ah! You said you were looking for a lead on esme. Did you find one? Yes and no. Esme framed trina by planting the phone in trina’s bag. The phone she used to record the sex tape and then sending it out in an e-mail blast. And we think we found the guy who sold her the phone. Who is he? He was tending the bar when we got here. We don’t know his name. He was about to id esme, but the fight broke out and he slipped away. But he works here, which means he’ll be back. Next time we’ll get him — next time, you guys won’t be anywhere near here. Well, we need to find the guy. I’ll ask about the bartender. I’ll get a name, a description, and I’ll run it.

[ Cellphone beeping ] I got another call. Disturbance in progress. How are you two getting home? Uh, a rideshare. It’ll be here in five minutes. Good. Be sure not to miss it.

Thanks for the ice cream.That was a great suggestion. Oh, anytime. What are you doing? What do you think I’m doing? I’m working off the ice cream. The mile I swam earlier isn’t gonna cut it. Oh. [ Laughs ] Thank you for the celebration. Who says it’s over? As far as I’m concerned, it’s just getting started. So we’ve been dancing around each other for a year at least, and not to mention the time in nixon falls. So how much slower can we go? Well, I want nothing more than to just dive head first into a relationship with you. Right. What’s stopping you? Well, what’s stopping me is…me. The feeling that I had in that courtroom when I stood up and I saw you. We could fall really hot and heavy with each other.

[ Chuckles ] What happens to me when it fizzles out? Sonny, you are unlike any man that I have ever known. And I want us to build something real between us. I appreciate that. But you’re not the only one that’s feeling alone. I just, you know…. carly and michael cut me out of their life. I can’t rely on them. And there — there is this connection that we have. But if, you know — if you want to take it slow, I’m okay with that. Okay. You going home already? Yeah, well… no, no, no. You keep this just because that — you can remember me.

[ Laughs ] Okay. If I don’t leave now, I will never leave, so… I’ll call you. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it.

[ Door closes ] Will I l-live?

[ Grunts ] Your ribs are badly bruised. Some may be cracked. I’d recommend an x-ray.

[ Grunts ] Yeah, I’ll get right on that, just as soon as I can figure out how to stand up. Oh, for pity’s sake. Lean on me. Come on. Oh! Ah! Ow, ow, ow. Aw! You’re such a baby.

[ Laughs ] Aren’t you the same guy who fell from the sky and into the metro court pool without a bump? You cushioned my fall.

[ Sighs ] I’m parked right over there. I’ll drive you to G.H.

[ Sighs ] Alright. Hospitals are pricey, and I’m down to my last $50, so… well, I’m not gonna leave you in the alley. You need help.

[ Exhales ] I know who can help. And they owe me.

[ Laughs ] Oh! Familiar with a lot of french naval captains, are we? Profiling 101. First of all, how are we so sure that ms. Smith didn’t just invent this gallic seafarer? We know he exists because the hotel bartender saw him. Okay. Well, this is where I suggest his involvement is incidental and ms. Smith is just implicating him as a red herring. Right. No more hitchcock for you. No, not at all. It’s occam’s razor, darling. The simplest explanation is usually the right one. She doesn’t want to admit her guilt, so she’s claiming innocence and wanting to finger some poor sap she met at a hotel bar. Perhaps. Okay, what do you think happened? I’m not sharing my theories with a civilian. Ouch. Who are you calling a civilian? We have — we’ve worked together on plenty of your cases. I know what you’re doing.

[ Sighs ] I’m trying to help you. No, you’re not. I thought this was too good to be true. Is this really a date? Is it? I mean, th– [Sighs] This — this whole drive-in, hitchcock, charcuterie? Or is it just a tactic to get information out of me? How crazy was that? The bar fight? The lead on esme?

[ Door closes ] The cops showing up?

[ Sighs ] We were so close to getting the bartender to id esme. I know, but, I mean, things could be worse. We could be in the back of a squad car charged with misdemeanor use of a fake id, jane. You’re right, kara.

[ Chuckles ] Rory did us a solid tonight.

Us? [ Laughs ] No, that had nothing to do with me. Rory did that for you. He likes you. Yeah, I think he does. Okay. What happened here? I was attacked. Assault and battery. And I am pressing charges. Take statements from all these witnesses. Did you see the incident? Afraid I did. Who did what to whom? This is all my fault. I feel awful. I’m the one who lost my cool. Hey, you had every right to. Ugh! Linc is such a slimeball. You know what, let’s sneak out the back door, okay? We’ll hole up at the mansion, we’ll call the elq lawyers, and they can get us out of this. Aren’t you coming? I’ll only make things worse if I leave the scene. I’ll be labeled a fugitive with an apb on my back. I was the victim of a brutal and unprovoked attack. According to your witness here, detective chase threw the first and only punch. You collapsed like wet cardboard.

[ Laughs ] Exactly. Call an ambulance. He broke my jaw. Excuse me. Officer cabrera. Detective chase. Uh, you were on suspension when I joined the force, but I’ve heard the stories. Yeah, I bet. Well, it, uh, looks like you have a witness and a victim who clearly wants to press charges. No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. He was provoked, okay? Linc had it coming. Please, please, don’t do this. Brook lynn.

[ Sighs ] Harrison chase, you’re under arrest. You have the right to remain silent.

[ Handcuffs click ] Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.

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GH Short Recap Monday, June 13, 2022

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Recap written by Suzanne

Aurora stock goes up, thanks to Carly buying lots of shares. Michael isn’t happy about it because it’s a big risk for her. They try to get Lucy to pledge her shares of ELQ to them.

Sonny has a brief chat with Jordan about his ship in the harbor that hasn’t been released by the harbor master. She can tell he’s upset about something else, so he tells her that he’s upset about Michael feuding with him. She’s sure that if Sonny keeps trying, they’ll eventually reconcile. Jordan also tells Martin that Cyrus is not the one who targeted him and Laura.

Martin is worried about who may have been after them; especially Laura. Valentin offers to give him protection. Valentin is determined to keep his job at ELQ. Martin assures him that Lucy will still support him. Sonny visits Carly at her request, to talk about the kids. She agrees with Michael that Sonny threw away his relationship with his kids.

Spencer tells Laura that Ava offered him money to stay at Wyndemere, which surprises her. He has an epiphany about how to deal with Esme. Laura goes to see Ava and Nikolas. Nikolas wants to divorce Ava, and then remarry her, to start fresh.

Ryan isn’t pleased that Esme still hasn’t told Ava about her sleeping with Nikolas. Felicia visits and warns Esme away from Ryan, telling her some of their history. Esme explains to Ryan that she has to make Nikolas betray Ava again, which will destroy their relationship for good. Ryan accepts her plan. Esme meets up with Spencer; he’s quitting his job and plans to spend lots of time with her (but he’s secretly plotting against her).

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GH Transcript Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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[ Indistinct talking on tv ] Mm. Oh, come on.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello? Brook lynn. Where are you? We were supposed to meet at the pool. I’m watching the game. Oh! Shot-clock violation. Damn it. What?

It’s nothing. What are you eating? Cereal. So you’re watching the game and eating cereal when you could be hanging out at the pool with me? Yep. No, I mean, I’ll be there soon, okay? When?

Soon. Come on! I got to go, okay? Bye. What are you doing tonight? I was just headed home. Can you reconsider that and stay with me? Please? Oh, sonny, I really — I shouldn’T. I’ll make it worth your while. One drink. So, sonny and nina? Yeah, I’m just going to make like they’re not here. You are a chicken. I totally am. But you know what? I’m here with you, and I don’t want family drama ruining my night. That’s good. Mm-hmm. It gives you more time to fill me in on whatever trouble you and cody got into back in the day. Alright. Huh. Things just got interesting.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Hey, t, what are you doing here? Hey. I just went by your house to look in on marshall. Aunt stella said you left early, so I thought I’d stop by. Yeah, look, I know I owe you a conversation. Marshall already explained everything. I just — I came here to see about you. Aiden: Hey, I want to try. So, what’s the verdict? Did I overstep asking you to talk to cam? Not at all. No, I think he appreciated the gesture. He’s got some weight on his shoulders right now. I think he’s strong enough to carry it. If he isn’t, he’s got you to help him out. I don’t think cam wants my help. Give him time. My bet is he comes around. Hey, you’re holding it wrong. Do you want me to show you? I want to learn myself, okay? Back off. In or out. Alright. Whew. We should’ve stopped by the drugstore and covered ourself with fake tattoos before we got here. Yeah, not really my vibe. Well, never mind the aesthetics. We need to blend in so we can get some answers. Well, this place is pretty close to spring ridge, which is where esme interned. Must’ve been very convenient to pick up an untraceable phone. So what now? I doubt there’s a counter that sells black-market cellphones or a guy that says, “hi, can I help you?” Wow. You’re hilarious when you’re out of place. Listen, we just need to stay calm, mingle, and strike up a conversation with the clientele. Hey, you guys lost or something? Maxie: Well, if these sticks are more to your satisfaction, have about them. I, for one, am more invested in the chocolate. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I love chocolate. But, maxie, you should know I’m a marshmallow man. And a gooey marshmallow is what defines a s’more.

[ Rustling ] What was that?

Hey. Hi. Finally. Your piña colada is melting. Sorry. It was a great game. The lead changed nine times in the last two minutes, and the three-point favorite lost on a buzzer beater. That’s nice. Nice? It’s heartbreaking for the three-point favorite. Are you going to swim tonight? It’s perfect weather. Uh, nah, I think I’m just going to sip on this piña colada. I’m really glad you asked me to hang out tonight. Mm-hmm. I feel like you’ve been so focused on taking down linc that we just need a break, a night to just chill, you know? Mm-hmm. But I guess that was just too much to ask for, huh? I really appreciate you giving marshall space to talk to aunt stella and me. Now, I’m sure you have your own questions, but it really meant a lot. No, you needed answers. But now that you have them, how are you feeling?

[ Sighs ] Well, I’m not going to lie to you. I’m confused. There’s a lot to process. For me, as well. Even though I’m a medical professional. I felt a pit in my stomach when I saw marshall’s medication, and when he said that — that his diagnosis was schizophrenia, I had an immediate, visceral reaction. That’s understandable. Medical strides have come a long way, but it is a complicated diagnosis. Just imagine how marshall felt hearing that 40 years ago. He was probably terrified — not only of the stigma, but for what could happen to him. Which is why he chose to leave and stay lost for so long. At least now you know that it wasn’t out of neglect. It was out of love for you and my father. Marshall wanted to protect you, even from himself if it came to that. Cheers. Oh, well, it’s bad luck to toast with water. Oh, yes, I heard about that. But what if the water’s as sparkly as your eyes?

[ Chuckles ] Besides, I’ve had all the bad luck that one person is allotted in one lifetime. Granted, I’m to blame for most of it. Can I tell you, I don’t want to tempt fate, but I think that luck is going to turn around. Oh, really? Yeah. Do tell. Well, because the hearing is over. No more secrets, betrayal. No more, you know, waiting for the other shoe to drop. The worst is over. And I think it’s time that we stop denying that… there’s something between us. Is there? You heard that, right? I did? Yeah, it’s probably nothing. Nature’s noisy. Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. I need to stop watching old slasher movies before I go to sleep. Well, that can’t help. Does that help?

[ Twig snaps ] Okay, that was definitely something. Probably just a fox. That doesn’t make me feel any better. Okay, you know what? Just stay put for a second. I’ll go check it out. Oh, you are not leaving me. Okay. Let’s go together.

[ Rustling ]

[ Twig snaps ] Skunk? Maybe it’s a skunk. Now it’s definitely time to go. Okay.

[ Both scream ] Boo! Dude, relax. I was just trying to help. I just want to figure this out on my own, okay? Aiden, relax, alright? Cam crushes on the guitar. He’ll teach you how to play in no time. Cam won’t always be around. He’s in college. And you’ll be in college soon, too. And if mom doesn’t come back… I just need to learn stuff by myself. Okay? Jake: Aiden, you don’t have to get upset. Cam was just trying to help.

[ Whispering ] Wyatt, hey. Did you need me, dr. Finn? I need a favor, wyatt. Two, actually. Of course. How can I be of assistance? I want you to call me finn, alright? I appreciate you acknowledging the whole doctor thing, but all my friends call me finn, and I like to think you’re one of them. I’d like to think so, too. So no more “doctor.” No more “doctor.” Okay. What’s the other favor? Alright, look, aiden’s going through a pretty tough time right now, and, you know, I was wondering if you could include him in whatever you’re doing, alright? There’s probably not enough time for him to learn to play guitar before the sing-along tonight, but maybe there’s another way you could find for him to participate. I think I know what to do. Leave it to me, d– finn. Good man.

[ Sighs ] Trina: We’re not lost. We’re just from out of town. Yes, um, we heard about this place and figured we’d stop by and check it out while we’re here. It’s a definite vibe. Yeah, you’re, uh — you’re a little younger than our usual clientele. Yes, we like to hang around, uh, groups of people that are sometimes different than our friends. Yeah, that’s not what I meant. You got I.D.? Yes. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] Okay, jane and kara, hate to break it to you, but these are totally bogus.

Hey, can you help me out with something? Sure. I was thinking about switching the song for the campfire sing-along. Can I play some possibilities and you can help me pick the best one? Sure. Wow. Hmm? Seems like wyatt found a way to make aiden feel better. Oh. Good. I’m glad everything worked out. Yeah, it’s almost as if someone knew that in order to make aiden feel better, he’d have to be in control of the situation, especially with everything in his life spinning out of control. Who could’ve been that smart? Oh, um… you know, I guess the important thing is that aiden’s coming to terms with his emotions, right? Doesn’t matter how it happens. Actually, it does. My license is not bogus, and neither is kara’S. We would never do something like that. Really? Well, if you’re both 23, tell me about dimpled chads. They were really cute guys. Boy band. Not even close. Beat it. Next time, invest in better fakes. That’s actually why we came. We heard that somebody knows how to get things like that — quality I.D.S, unregistered phones. We can pay in cash. That’s the guy you’re looking for, but make it quick. Wow. You sure got over your jitters quickly. I wasn’t going to let our last hope go down the drain. They say desperation gives you strength. I’m done dealing with that parachuting charlatan. That was not part of our agreement. But don’t worry.

[ Muffled ] I handled dr. Westbourne. No lawsuit. No chance of exposing what’s really going on here. So, summer camp? Hm. Uh, yeah, okay. I was, uh — I was 12. And my buddy tommy fazio had just gotten busted for shoplifting, and my mother was convinced that I was going to be next. And off you went. Yeah. And I wasn’t thrilled about nature, you know? But then it dawned on me that I’d be away from my mother and my 200 other relatives that lived in the vicinity of our apartment. That their sole purpose in life was to guide me and supervise me. Okay. Yeah. I’m assuming nature was the downside. Nature, to me, was a church parking lot, playing stickball.

[ Chuckles ] You know, I wasn’t opposed to nature, but getting that close to it? No, it wasn’t my first choice, no. Well, on the upside, no supervision. Well, limited supervision, right? I mean, you still had counselors, but at least I wasn’t related to any of them. And then you met cody? Yeah. Yeah. You know, most of the kids at camp, they were like me, city kids. But cody, he was a country kid. He was different. He was comfortable out there. And I saw him, and I’m thinking, “I should take some pointers from that kid.” Well, cody seems to want to remind you all the time about the trouble the two of you got into back in the day. Yeah, he does. We, uh… well, we had some good times. I was surprised you came to work tonight. Isn’t the owner entitled to take a night off every now and then? Sure. But I got something going on tonight. Chase: Something tells me tonight wasn’t just about us hanging out.

[ Sighs ] Did you know linc would be here? Well, I hoped so. I saw him checking in in the lobby earlier. I knew he was up to something, and I was right. Don’t jump to conclusions. Did you see him talking to selina wu? That has to be fishy, right? Selina wu has never been convicted of anything. In the eyes of the law, it’s not a crime for linc to associate with her. Oh, don’t give me the whole “in the eyes of the law” talk, okay? Isn’t your detective’s intuition tingling? My detective’s intuition is telling me that you’re trying to make up excuses to go after linc. I don’t need an excuse, okay? He’s holding my songs hostage. I said I would help you get your songs back, but you have to let me take the lead.

[ Sighs ] We have to do it the right way. You just don’t get it, chase. Music, to most people, is just — it’s something they listen to when they’re bored, okay? But for me, it’s — it’s home. Grounding. Purpose. It’s — [ Sighs ] It’s my life. Ever since my mom took me to tower records on 4th street and broadway to get a jets cassette.

[ Chuckles ] Jets? I don’t know that band. We’ll go over your deprived childhood at another time. Look, the point is

[Sighs] — Is that ever since I knew that I could sing, it’s the only thing I’ve wanted to do. And now I can’t sing. And thanks to you, I realized that I can still participate in that part of my life through my songwriting. It’s the only thing I have left in that area of my life. Oh, hell. Linc’s coming over here. Brook lynn.

[ Sighs ] How is my favorite personal atm doing this fine evening?

Why are you back, linc? Oh, I’m just relaxing here in port charles in between taking meetings about your catalog. You know, it’s amazing how much more valuable those songs are without you attached now. Alright, it’s time to take a walk. Hey, I’m just living life and enjoying the night. Brookie knows I would never do anything to upset her. I only wanted her to know how profitable her songs are. Profitable to me, anyway. I intend to continue tapping that.

[ Scoffs ] Let — just let him be. He’s just trying to press my buttons. I’m just going to have a little conversation with him. Hey. When are you going to get it through your thick skull? Leave brook lynn alone. Linc: I’m just making conversation. No, no, no. You are harassing her — the lewd innuendoes, trying to rub it in her face that you cheated her out of her own songs. Who the hell do you think you are talking to her like that? You know, I don’t care if you’re on some big power trip or you just get off on being cruel, but you do not talk to her like that again, ever. Mr. Ashford, your business continues to thrive. Who’s your friend? Ms. Wu, this is my nephew, dr. Ashford. A pleasure to meet you. You, as well. Um, t, why don’t you go order us a round? N’neka knows what I like. I need to talk with ms. Wu. Yeah. I got your text. Is there a problem? Thankfully, no. You went off the grid for a few days to deal with a family matter. Well, I’m quite sure that my staff and your nephew handled things quite nicely while I was away. Nevertheless, I was compelled to come here and confirm the details for tonight’s game. There’s a very influential player who will be joining us for the first time. So one of the activities at camp was horseback riding, and the closest thing I’d ever been to a horse, being from bensonhurst, was, whenever we went to the city as kids, we’d see them pulling carriages through central park or, you know, cops mounted on patrol, that kind of thing. Mm-hmm. So, okay, there I am, you know, 12 years old, staring up at this giant beast with its nostrils flaring, and I’m thinking…

[ Chuckles ] “I don’t want to get on top of that thing.” So cody sees this, and he walks over. And then I started thinking, “oh, great, this guy’s going to give me a hard time because I’m scared,” and he didn’T. He walked up to me. He was super chill. He’s like, “hey, man,” taught me how to stand, how to approach the horse, how to be respectful towards the horse. I was comfortable with the horse. The horse was comfortable with me. And then he said horses can sense human emotion, and it’s their gift. You know, at that point I figured he was a good guy, and we had each other’s backs ever since. So the guy’s got layers.Mm. And I think that’s why you’ve been able to tolerate some of the more questionable ones? Where he may be a screw-up, for sure, but he’s got a heart of gold.

[ Sighs ]

[ Clears throat ] Ah, uh, can I help you? Well, I think we could help each other. I know what’s really going onbetween you and zelda. So why don’t we talk about what it’s going to take to keep it quiet? You got quiet all of a sudden. Did I say something uncomfortable? No, I don’t feel uncomfortable, sonny. Just maybe given pause. As much as I love sitting across the table from you, I can’t help but notice that your own son hasn’t even acknowledged our existence since we sat down. Dante, he’s just… he’s just enjoying himself, like I am. Listen, don’t worry about dante. He’s been very nonjudgmental for all — yeah. Yeah? Really? Even after the hearing? I mean, he can’t be okay with everything that was said or with me. Do you want to go someplace else, where it’s more our speed? You don’t have to be scared anymore. Did you really think we were a bear? Okay, maybe I overreacted, but in all fairness, I didn’t expect to see people that far away from the campsite. I’m sorry if we startled you. I find I can’t resist the charms of a certain granddaughter. When she asked if she could come along to gather sticks for, uh — for s’mores. Can we make them now? Ah, there we go. A girl after my own heart. I love a good s’more. I can eat 10 s’mores. Can you do that? Alright, let’s see. I’ll tell you what. We’ll wash these sticks off, we’ll get them dry, and I promise that I won’t munch any marshmallows in the meantime.

[ Chuckles ] What

can I get ya? I.D.S and an unregistered phone. We heard that you’re someone who can hook us up. Heard it from who? I might know a guy. You both want I.D.S? Uh, yeah, but actually, we — we want the phone first, and it should have working e-mail and internet and a camera. Do you have phones that can handle all of that? Well, sure. It’ll set you back about a grand. That going to be a problem? No. Wait. We’ve been burned before. We don’t want to get scammed again. Our friend said that she bought her phone here, and I want to make sure you’re the right guy. Do you remember selling a phone to her?

oh, you’re right. This is absolutely more our scene. Okay, do me a favor. You grab a table. I’ll get the drinks, and then — how about this? How about you grab a table? Right. This round’s on me. Mm. Hey. Hi. It’s nice to see you. You know… chase: Be decent for once in your life and relinquish control to brook lynn’s songs, or at least split the profits. Linc: What are you, her manager all of a sudden? Huh? You looking for a payday? She’s already rich. She’s not hurting for cash with that family of hers. What, a man can’t get a drink in peace here? You got to sic your pit bull on me? Watch your tone. Oh, and this entire conversation was my idea. Oh, yeah? Well, next time you get the urge, don’T. Keep clear of brook lynn, and we don’t have to worry about that. Don’t worry. I have better places to be. I bet you do. What? What did you say to him? Just that he can’t talk to you like that again. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have lost my cool. No, don’t apologize. It was incredibly reactive and old-school and really… and it was a perfect diversion. Linc is up to no good, and now I know what. Everything is ready for tonight’s game. I’ve honored our deal, even during my family emergency. This family matter must’ve been most distressing. Are things better now? Do you really care? I know you may not think of me as a friend. That’s fair. But I can provide an ear if you ever need to vent. As an ally. Our businesses are dependent on one another. Cameron: I, uh, spoke with your father. He’s a really cool guy. Yeah, he is. Helped me explain this whole title ix situation. I assume you asked him to talk to me. I hope that was okay. Yeah. It was, actually. Really helped. So thank you. You’re welcome. I just, uh — I just — I just want… you just want what’s best for me and my brothers, because you care about my mom, and you care about us. Yeah, I do, cam. Yeah, you guys are — you guys are pretty great the way you’ve been so welcoming with violet.

[ Chuckles ] That’s not hard. I mean, violet’s violet. Mm. Look, I…

[ Sighs ] I just wanted to say that I’m sorry for jumping on you about my mom. I know you only wanted to help, and… the truth is, I-I’m really scared. And seeing aiden now, I understand that he’s scared, too. Jake probably, as well. I’ll let you in on a secret. I’m a little scared myself, but I promise you, we’re going to get through this together. Together. Yeah. Yeah, I sold her a phone a while back.

[ Chuckles ] Kind of had an attitude on this one. Mm. That sounds like ezzie. So do you remember when she came in? Around last january? Mm –well, hello. I know you two. No, you don’T. Yeah, I recognize you both. You were all over the news a few weeks ago. You must be mistaken. I never forget pretty faces. I remember everything about your story. Including your father. The cop.

I know it’s not the tan-o but, you know, when we’re here together… yeah. …It feels close enough. It’s like our pocket universe, where all the reasons why we shouldn’t be near each other just disappear. But that’s a fantasy because we can’t go back to the way it used to be. No, we can’T. But you know what we can do now that things are out in the open? Hm? We can — we can — we can take the universe out of our pockets.

[ Chuckles ] And then maybe suddenly we have free space. Oh, free space to do what? To think about us and what happens next. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] You want to get out of here? Oh, yeah. I would love nothing more. Let’s go. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You guys aren’t going anywhere, are you? The party’s just getting started. What? You went through his coat pockets? Focus. Whatever is happening is happening at the savoy. Okay, for starters, we don’t even know if there’s anything illegal going on. He had a password. You never saw that movie where the guests were all wearing, you know, masks and costumes, hiding their identities to indulge themselves in debauchery and drugs? At the savoy? We know the slimeball linc’s involved. Okay, but we don’t want to rush into anything without having a better understanding of what we’re dealing with, because that would be reckless and counterproductive. God forbid. Come on. What ever happened to just enjoying each other’s company on a fine summer’s evening? Okay. You win. [ Sighs ] Shouldn’t the winner go get the next round? Why not? Hey, can I get two more piña coladas, please? Thanks. Hey, T.J. Look, I’m sorry, man. There’s a lot that I want to unpack with you about marshall, but, um, I just can’t, not right now. I understand. I’ll just — just — I’ll just chill, and maybe you’ll have time later. Yeah. Right. Molly’s home, right? Right. Why don’t you fill her in? I’m sure she wants to know everything, and the two of you can talk about it. Hey, uncle? Yeah? You trying to get rid of me? I-I’m sorry. No, my father isn’t a cop. Oh, right.

Former cop. What the hell is this? Some kind of sting? No, no. This man is making it up. And you, you’re the pcu campus porn queen. Ugh, get off of me, you creep. Oh, touchy. Let her go. Hey, leave her alone. Hey, mind your business!

[ Grunts ] Come on.

[ Men grunting ] Trina. Trina.

Wyatt’s going to play a song. He said aiden picked out a good one.

You know when

you’ve been running so long

it’s hard to keep up

it’s hard to stay strong

let’s catch our breath

soon we’ll go on

but right now with you

I want to break out in song

life can get tough, you got to relax

whenever you feel tense, know I got your back

I know we’re going to make it

’cause we’ve got loving on our side

there is no mistaking

with you, everything’s alright I know the situation with marshall is on your mind, and by you sticking around, that’s all I’ll be thinking about, too. Does that makes sense? Yeah. Yeah, it does. It’S… it’s been a long day for me anyway. How about I just stop by your place first thing in the morning? I don’t know about first thing.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. But that sounds fine. Thanks for understanding. Talk soon. Talk soon. This way, please, mr. Brown.

Let’s clear our mind

it’s time for some music

it’s the best time to use it

to cleanse our hearts

feel the wind

let’s tend to our bruises

we been stumbling a lot

but we can get through this

life can get tough, you got to relax

whenever you feel stressed, just know I got your back

I know we’re going to make it

’cause we’ve got loving on our side

there is no mistaking

with you, everything’s alright

we’re not just going to make it

we’re going to soar and shine

our future’s burning, oh, so bright

[ Cheers and applause ] That was great. Gregory: Excellent.

[ Applause continues ] Austin? Alright. You made your point. Understand something. The next time you want to talk to me, you find me when I’m alone. Leave maxie alone. Leave her friends out of it. Leave her family out of it. Got it? What do you want? So, is this part of having the space so we can figure things out? Yeah, I guess. Okay, I think I could get used to this. So where did this newfound wisdom come from? Well [Sighs] I made peace with the idea that my life moving forward is going to look more like what we had in nixon falls, as opposed to my past here in port charles. There’s no — there’s no going backwards. And carly made it crystal clear that, um… …we’re done. I-I’m sorry. Are you saying — are you saying that that kiss just happened because you got into a fight with your ex-wife? What are you talk– man, you left. You hightailed it out of here. We thought you were long gone. Well, the night bus doesn’t leave for a few hours. Come on. You can stick around for a little bit, right? For old times’ sake? I don’t think so. I’m taking this one. We’re getting out of here. Alright. It was good seeing you again. Yeah, you, too. Hit me up if you’re ever back in town, okay? I’m going to. Alright, man. Good to meet you. You, too. What took you so long? I was getting worried. I had to make an unexpected trip to an atm. We’ve got a problem. Mr. Bell is going to be an issue. I’m looking for, uh, bradley cooper. Mm-hmm. He’s in the back room, down the corridor on the left. Thanks. Appreciate it. Okay, brook lynn, this is the second voicemail. I have looked all over for you. You can’t be in the ladies’ room this long. Where the hell are you?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Ringing stops ] That’ll do in a rush. Wish you were here, chase. You don’t know what you’re missing. Trina.

[ Men grunting ]

[ Siren wailing ] Joss! Joss! He’s getting away! I don’t care. We need to get out of here — now. Damn! It’s the cops! The cops! The cops.

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Violet: Thanks forthe piggyback ride. Any time, violet.

[ Grunts ] That, uh — that hike was a little longer than anticipated. Steeper, too.

[ Chuckles ] But you all did great. Did we earn dessert? Oh, yeah. Yeah, and then some. Yay! I’m gonna go tell rachel about the guinea pig we saw. Yeah, you could do that. You might want to tell rachel it was also — it was a gopher. And they bite.

[ Gasps ]

[ Gregory laughs ] Rachel likes gophers, too. Oh, good. Well, go tell her. Well, if it isn’t aiden, the pc pioneer. Hey, you on a break? Until dinner. Look at you in your uniform. Whatever. You used to wear one, too. Yeah, but who wore it better? Me. Definitely me. No way. Yes way. You got the bandana all wrong. So far, so good. Hey, uh… where you going? Look, honestly, I need a break from all this pretending. I’m grabbing my phone. It should be fully charged by now. Okay. Nothing like getting away from it all. Hi. Well, there she is. You know, I took the liberty of ordering your usual. Uh, I’m sticking to water tonight. Thanks. And here I thought you subscribed to the hair of the dog to nurse a hangover. Well, that was before I became a gif. Hey, don’t worry. It’ll blow over before you know it. So you’ve seen it? Has anyone not seen it? Yeah, that — that’s really great, nina. Thank you. Okay, okay, okay. Let’s just switch topics. Please. Um, I have not talked to you since our girls night out. What’s new? What’s new? Well, let’s see. Oh, here’s something. I almost left port charles.

[ Door opens ] Thank you for meeting me. You said it was about the kids. Yeah. Look, um… this is a difficult situation for them. I mean, in some ways, it’s easier on donna and avery because they’re too young to fully understand what’s going on. They just want to know that their family still loves them. And I understand that we’re doing everything we can to reassure them of that. I mean, josslyn’s been terrific. She’s spending tons of time with them, but she has a lot going on. I love josslyn. She’s like a daughter to me. Despite what, uh, michael said. What’d michael say? Oh, he — he said that after the divorce and everything that happened w-with nina, that I-I basically threw away my relationship with my kids.

[ Sighs ] Can you believe that? Yeah, I can believe it. A-and I agree. You didn’t call me here to fight, did you? No, I did not call you here to fight. Okay? I just want to talk about what we still have in common, namely our kids, starting with michael and what this rift between the two of you is doing to him. I don’t like it either, carly, but michael’s made it clear that he doesn’t want me anywhere near his life. No matter what I say or do… is gonna change that. Is there a problem, mr. Bell? I’m sure it’s just an accounting error, but, uh, my paycheck was off by $500. There was no mistake, and you know it. It’s a waste of both of our times to argue over such a small amount. I agree. So just pay me what I’m owed. That’ll be it. I’ve fulfilled society setups’ part of the contract. Did that contract include a drunk woman wandering into my landing zone? Someone could have been hurt. But they weren’T. An act of gross negligence is bad for business, zelda. What’s $500 to protect your image? Are you threatening me? You’re a smart woman. You tell me. Dante: Cody. Everything okay here?

[ Chuckles ] Ah.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. Finally. Where have you been? I’m sorry. My phone was dead all day. I-I just charged it. Pcu decided against trina? I can’t believe it. I know. Me neither. But it’s gonna be okay. We have a plan. Austin: Hey. How was the kayaking? It was great. So good. Sorry you missed it. But, you know, with tim sick, we’re down a counselor, and that leaves you, my friend. Not for long. Not for long what? Looks like reinforcements have arrived. Oh, great. Wonder who they sent. Maxie jones, reporting for duty.

This man is trying to extort me.

[ Chuckles ] If “extorting” means getting what I’m owed. Okay, the deal was for $2,000. Now, what does that say? Stop shaking. Let me see. $1,500. The $2,000 minus the charges to your room. The hotel room was a part of the deal. Yes, but not including incidentals. Okay, so I misunderstood. And it cost you. Wait, you charged $500 worth of stuff to your room? Yes, but, you know, I didn’t know that it was… dante: Okay. Uh…if we get this guy out of your hair, can we consider the matter, uh, closed? I suppose so. Excellent. Let’s go. Okay. What plan? We’re at kelly’S. I thought you were working today.

Well, I-I, um… I decided to go on that trip. I’m in pautuck. Oh, for real? You’re out of town? Yeah. I-I’m sorry. I just felt like I should be here. No, no, I get it. I’m — I’m sure that jake and aiden are super psyched that you’re there. Maybe this trip is what everyone needs. Yeah, that’s what finn keeps saying. You don’t agree? I just hate pretending like everything’s okay when my mom’s at shadybrook. Thanks for the assist. No problem. You look surprised. Austin: I am. And maybe a tad befuddled? Yeah, well, I’m — I’m always a little befuddled, right? Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] It’s nice to see you. What are you doing here? Georgie is a junior pc pioneer. That’s right. You told me that. And as such, I’m on the parents pitch-in-in-a-pinch list. Pitch-in-in-a-pinch list. Mm-hmm. It needs a better name. It does. Yeah. Anyway, parents volunteer to help out when an event or an activity is understaffed, even if their child is not participating. So while georgie is at a sleepover at her friend lena’s house, here I am. In beautiful pautuck. You know, you said you weren’t ready to come back here quite yet. Yeah, and I’m not. But let’s be real, when will I ever be? And I thought there were plenty of people and enough distractions that I might be able to hack it. Besides, I’m also communing with nature. Sure you are. Underneath all of that. Haven’t you ever heard of glamping? Oh, I’ve heard of it, but that’s not what this is. Speak for yourself. Okay, mac says camping is good for the soul, but I believe an air mattress is key. So where can we set up my tent? I’m not upset. Who do you think you’re talking to right now? I’m actually glad that cam is spending some time with his brothers. But? But this just feels like yet another example that cam and i are out of sync. But you know what? What? We don’t need cam. We have all the help we need. Hey, did, uh, cameron come back yet? He’s still on the phone. With his girlfriend.

[ Chuckles ] I’m pretty sure you’re not dating till you’re 30. Grandpa, talk some sense into him. Hey, I’m not touching this one. I’m just saying.

[ Laughs ] And thanks, by the way. You’re welcome. For what? Coming here was a great idea. Especially ’cause, uh, aiden won’t be around here most of the time. Take that back. Make me.

[ Laughs ]

[ Groans ] Hey. Uh, everything okay? Coming here was a huge mistake. Sorry about your hearing. I know how badly you wanted wiley in your life. Yeah, I even begged michael and willow to reconsider. How’d that go? About as poorly as you’d think. Well [Chuckles] I get the impulse to get out of town. I’m just glad you didn’t act on it. You have family here, nina. Thank you. You do. I mean it. And if you were to jump ship, it would — it would just be me, maxie, and my mother. You round out our little motley crew. Yeah. I would miss you, too. And, obviously, I wasn’t thinking clearly. But you were on your way to the airport. Oh, yeah. My bags were packed and everything. So what convinced you to stay? I get michael’s a grown man and he can make his own decisions, but that doesn’t stop me from worrying about him. But, wait, is michael in danger? You tell me, sonny. If your rivals know that you two are on the outs, they could assume that he’s no longer under your protection. Well, they would be wrong. I’m not gonna let anybody hurt my son.

[ Scoffs ] Okay, sure. What does that mean? You don’t think it hurt michael when you testified against him? First of all, I didn’t testify against michael. You testified for nina. It’s the same thing.

[ Sighs ] How do you not see that? I don’t get you. I get it, you and michael are fighting… right. …But you have been his father since he was 2 years old. You raised him. And I love michael. Then how could you sit in the courtroom and listen to him be attacked like that?

I mean, the woman owns a company, for god’s sake. What does she care about 500 bucks? Okay, dude, listen, why don’t you relax? Let’s get a drink, okay? Eh, no thanks. I’m buying. In that case, yeah, I’ll have a bourbon. That’s what I thought. Beer? Oh, yeah. Thanks. Thank you. Want to grab a table? Sure. Now I get it. Get what? Why you’re here and not on a plane to tahiti. Well, I was actually headed to europe. Ooh, both work. And I’m not only here because of sonny. You know, you’re right, I have family here. And not just our motley crew, but… wiley. Wiley, wiley. Yeah. Sonny helped me remember that I can’t abandon that little boy. Even though I can’t spend time with him, I have to stay here to prove to michael and willow that I deserve a place in that little man’s life. I hope it works out for you. Wow. You don’t sound very optimistic. I just think if you have unrealistic expectations, you could be setting yourself up. For what? At best, to get hurt. At worst, to do something that reinforces michael and willow’s decision to keep wiley away from you. Well, thank you for the encouragement.

[ Sighs ] I want you to have wiley in your life, I do, but realistically, you were the one who chose to go to court. You lost, and now you have to give michael and willow time and distance to come around. On the bright side, you still have james. Yeah. At least I, uh, can watch james grow up.

[ Clears throat ] You know, I know that I have suffered a great loss, but I have also realized that… I still have a lot left. Including sonny. Well, I don’t think that i have sonny. So what would you call it? Well, I would say — I don’t know, britt. We have — we just have something between us. Oh, you think?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Great. What now? That britt woman’s here. She acts like I ruined her life when it is obvious that her life is already a disaster. Yes, she is not lacking in the complication department. We were talking about you. Can we not? What’s going on with you, man? Why are you so hard up for cash? You in trouble? We talked about this. You know, jake and aiden needed a break, and it — you know, it seems like they’re having fun. Look, it’s not that. Yes, it’s hard being away from my mom right now, but the reason that I wish I was home is that the school finally made their decision on trina’s title ix case. They’ve ruled against her. Okay. Uh… what does that mean? I-I don’t know, but it is not good. You want to — you want to talk about it? Not unless you can tell me what’s about to happen with my friend.

[ Sighs ] We still think that the phone is our best bet. To prove that esme was the one that recorded you and cam. Mm-hmm. Trina: Scott asked you to examine it, right? As an expert for the defense? Yeah, yeah, he did. And the pcpd examined it, as well. Well, the pcpd has got nothing on the jackal. The jackal?

[ Chuckles ] It’s one of my many pseudonyms. So, do you think that you can work your magic and find something that the police missed? Okay, look, as — as honored as I am by your faith in me, I’ve looked at every angle. There — there’s nothing that connects the phone to the evildoer — or to anyone, for that matter. The only connection that exists, of course, is to you as its possessor. Well, can’t you mine the metadata or something to tell us where the phone was purchased? Or when? Maybe someone remembers esme from the store. Yeah, she’s hard to forget. Alas, the phone has very little data on it. It was only used twice — once on the night in question and then to send the e-mail blast, neither of which offer much information. What — what about the serial number? That’s unique to the phone, right? Yeah, it is. It is, yes. But according to the serial number, this phone doesn’t even exist. So did you do a lot of camping as a kid? Not a lot a lot, but enough. Oh, my gosh. There was this one time mac took georgie and me — georgie — your sister georgie. The original georgie. Yeah, she was an original. I bet — the ogg.

[ Chuckles ] Anyway, the trip was a disaster. It rained the entire time. Our tent had seen better days. Oh, no. Water was leaking in on the sides, and georgie, of course, insisted that I sleep in the middle. That’s love. Or she would rather get soaked than listen to me complain. Right. I think she was right. I think you need to be somebody who works at nasa to figure out how to use these instructions. Voil. Stick with me. You’ll be just fine. Yeah. I’m starting to see that. Scott said that michael was violent towards women in open court, and you just sat there. Carly, we were in court. Did you want me to get up, grab baldwin, and throw him against the wall? No, no — I mean, I don’t — sonny. It’s what happened after — after there was a recess. You didn’t go check on michael. You went to nina, and I watched you touch her face. Come on, carly. This… no, your son weathered a vicious attack, and you consoled the woman who initiated it. I don’t know you anymore. The man I loved, that I fought for, that I married five times, would have never done that. He’s gone. The man who came back from nixon falls is a stranger.

Okay. I’m confused. So there’s no phone? No, no, the phone does exist physically, as — as you well know. Do I ever. Yeah, but just according to the serial number, it never made it to the store. So it was stolen. Or lost in transit. Let’s go with stolen.

[ Sighs ] We should have known esme would be too smart to leave a paper trail. Look, I’m really sorry I-I couldn’t offer more help. I appreciate you trying. No, this is insane. Trina, we were there that night.

[ Cellphone chimes ] There needs to be something that we’re forgetting. Something that esme did that can now be seen as suspicious. I’m not giving up on the phone angle yet. Where would you go to buy a hot phone? Oh, uh, the highsider. What’s that? It’s a — it’s a bar on —

[ Clears throat ] Yeah. Somewhere that two underage amateur sleuths should not be. So feel free to share your theories with scott, but please do nothing else. Understood?

[ Groans ] Cam’s doing a great job covering for the other kids’ sakes, but something is obviously up. Yeah, he just got some bad news about a — about a friend. You know, I asked him if he wanted to talk, but he said he wasn’t interested. Cameron strikes me as an open, personable young guy. He’s not the sullen teen type. He’s not. If elizabeth was here, he’d talk to her. Elizabeth’s not here. Of that, I am acutely aware. I mean, you’re the only option. So try again. If at first you don’t succeed… actually, I might have a better idea. No, man, there’s no trouble. Alright? This is just how I live my life. Gig-to-gig, paycheck-to-paycheck. Sometimes, there’s a fair amount of time in between each one. Why don’t you just get a steady job?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. The — the demand for a full-time skydiver isn’t as robust as one might think.

[ Laughs ] That’s why I’m always moving. Got to go where the money is, you know? Right. Well, look, man, if you need — if you need 500 bucks, I’ll loan you 500 bucks. You can buy me a drink, you can let me sleep on your couch. You can even bail me out of jail in a pinch. You’re not gonna pay my way, okay? I don’t want to owe you like that. Never did, never will. You cannot have unpacked everything already. Oh, I did. I did. What gear did you bring? Uh, I brought this and I brought a bedroll. Get out. I don’t want to get out. I like it here. You don’t even have a tent? No, the forecast was for clear weather, and I like to sleep under the stars. Okay. So what do you have in there, anyway? Please tell me you brought toothpaste. I brought all of the necessary essential items. Yeah. Yep. Phew. And I brought a change of clothes and, uh…I brought this. A guidebook for the state park. Mm-hmm. I thought you knew every inch of these woods. I do. That was my dad’S. Oh. Yeah. It’s all his notes and his comments from every trail and every campsite. That man knew every inch of this place. That’s really amazing. Yeah. So when I’m here, it’s like he’s here with me. It’s great that you have such a special reminder of jimmy lee. He loved this place, and he tried to teach me the same appreciation. Like father, like son. Pretty much. I’m glad that I’m here. Yeah, pitch-in-in-a-pinch for the win.

[ Laughs ] Right.

[ Laughs ] I’m glad you’re here, maxie. That, uh, gesture… of support that you showed nina stripped away… any illusion that… you know… you had a family who adored you. And you threw it away. Okay. You gave up on us, I didn’T. No, I didn’T. I walked away after I found you in bed with nina, sonny. I begged you — I begged you for weeks.

[ Sighs ] You pushed me away. You said you wanted to move out. But let’s be honest with each other. You were punishing me.

[ Scoffs ] And the night that — that you didn’t show up… I was a wreck. I slept with nina. Absolutely wrong. And I am so, so sorry that I hurt you. But you… you wanted a divorce. You wanted us to end, and you ga– you gave up on us. I did not. I never gave up on us. I asked for time, and you wouldn’t give it to me. And you were lying to me for months, sonny. Months! And you — you wouldn’t know anything about lying?

No, no, no. This is a disaster. Wyatt: May I be of assistance? Oh, my gosh. Where did you find it? Next to your car. Wyatt, thank you so much. You’re an angel. I was only following pc pioneer guidelines. “When breaking camp, always recheck the area.” Does that usually include parked cars? We moved your gear. I thought that was a little like breaking camp, so I thought I’d better check, just to be safe. Well, I’m really glad that you did. This is my toiletry bag. It has my toothbrush. It’s important to maintain dental hygiene while camping. Yes, it says so on page 15 of the pc pioneer handbook. You memorized the handbook? No, not yet. But my daughter georgie and I, we’re working on it. It takes a while, but it’s definitely worth it. That lesson is true for most worthwhile things in life, wyatt, so if you’ve learned it already, you’re way ahead of the game. For you. Thank you. And for you. Thanks. You’re welcome.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. Did i interrupt something? Dante just kindly offered to help me out, but I let him know that I’ll get the money on my own. Okay. I don’t mean to pry, but is everything okay? I mean, are you in trouble?

[ Chuckles ] You two are obviously made for each other. Okay. For the last time, there’s no trouble. I’ve got plans, okay? What kind of plans?

[ Chuckles ] For my future. I’m not gonna live life like this for the rest of my life.

[ Chuckles ] Alright? Uh, yeah. I’m saving up for my dream. Which is?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] You want to answer that? No. It’s just brad. He’s checking on me. He thinks I’m clinically depressed. Oh, come on, shouldn’t you reassure him? No, I want to make him sweat a little. He was the one who took a video of me at the metro court pool. Wait a second. Brad is the reason you’re a meme? A gif. Yeah. Let’s make him suffer. Yes.

[ Chuckles ] Wow, man. A working ranch of your own. That — that’s cool. Yeah. I’ll raise cattle, break horses. You know, live the dream. That’s why I’m trying to save every penny I can. Which is why you’re gonna take a four-hour bus ride to watkins glen instead of renting a car? Bingo. Buying a ranch, that’s quite a goal. I’ll make it happen. But I thought you said you couldn’t stay in the same place for too long. Just needs to be the right place. I heard you’re, uh, worried about your friend. Finn tell you? No specifics, but… I mean, it’s not really a secret. One of my best friends is involved in a pcu title ix investigation. They found her guilty. They found her responsible. Right. I — to be honest, the whole process is confusing. Well, as a college professor, I’m pretty familiar with the title ix guidelines. I could probably answer a few questions if you want. Really? Sure. That would be great. Thank you. And now I-I do have to depart. Duty — duty calls. Thanks for meeting us, spinelli. You’re the best. Now I’m also nervous. I feel like I’ve said too much. We’ll tell scott our theory. Okay, and not take matters into your own hands? We won’t do anything stupid. Josslyn. We won’T. I’m trusting you to use your common sense here.

[ Scoffs ] I’m my mother’s daughter, spinelli. Precisely what I’m worried about. Oh. The highsider. 483 water street. What are we waiting for? Let’s not forget, when I came home, my wife was married to my best friend. We thought you were dead. That’s one way to mourn. It’s not like jason and I fell into each other’s arms the next day. It took a year for those feelings to develop. And why is that, sonny? Let’s not bring nina into this. It’s impossible. That’s impossible when all roads lead to her every single time. Jason and I would have never gone there. Never if we thought there was a chance that you were still alive. And I would have never been with nina if I didn’t lose my memory. And why is that, sonny?! I mean, my god! Your refusal to hold her accountable is astounding. What nina did was wrong. I hate the pain she caused the kids, the time apart. But I was furious with her. For maybe five minutes. Okay, but you know what? The feelings I had for nina in nixon falls happened when I didn’t know who I was. I had amnesia. I came home, I still had those feelings. I didn’t want to have those feelings, but I couldn’t shake them. The lie that nina told was wrong, but the connection that we had was real. And you chose that connection over your family. No, I did not. You and — you and michael did, ’cause you guys have shut me out. Michael’s trying to tear me down. He wants me to be forgotten. Those were his words, and you’re cheerleading for him. Michael’s a grown man, so if he wants to cut you out of his life, that’s his decision. Just like it was my decision as an adult to file for divorce. Right? But donna’s a little girl. And as her mother, it’s on me to look out for her. Okay.

[ Sighs ] You’re not keeping donna from me, are you?

[ Sighs ] Last chance. For? Buying me a drink. Tempting. I’ll pass. Wait, does this mean you’re leaving town? Tonight. Yeah, it’s still a no. Mm. You don’t give an inch, do you? Makes it that much more unbelievable you’re gonna let society setups off the hook. You know, I thought you were someone who would stand up for yourself. I guess I was wrong. Wow. That is one weak attempt at reverse psychology.

[ Chuckles ] Really? I thought it was pretty good. I grew up surrounded by master manipulators, so… mm. Sounds interesting. Thank you. Thank you. It wasn’T. Mm. Good luck. I just hate to see someone leave the game with money on the table. Something you would obviously never do. I’m not that dumb. You know, if you have a problem with society setups, handle it yourself. Wyatt: Hi, dr. Finn. Hey, wyatt. What’s going on? I’m a junior counselor for the pioneers now. Alright, moving up in the world. What — what about everything else? How’s school? It’s great. I’ve decided I want to study music. That’s right. Are you still playing, uh, cello, right? Sometimes, but now I’m really into guitar. I’m leading the sing-along at the campfire tonight. You should come. Huh. Singing, huh? Sorry. I know that’s a lot of information. It’s all good. I-I think I understand a bit better now. Thank you. Thank finn. He’s the one who suggested I talk to you. He did? Singing, huh? It’s gonna be great. How about we go to the port charles grill for dinner? Rain check? I’m sorry. I just — all I want is my sweet, sweet bed right now. I feel like I could sleep for a week. What? I don’t know, maybe brad’s not totally off base. You do sound a little down. No, I just — just need to recover from last night and this morning. I should get going. It’s good to see you, man.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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Recap written by Eva

Cameron thanks Finn for his help with everything while Elizabeth has been gone. Cameron apologizes to Finn for his attitude towards him lately but he has been scared about what will happen to his mom.

Austin knows the person who has been secretly watching the campers and he tells the person who isn’t shown on camera to leave Maxie and her friends alone. Austin tells the person the next time the person needs to talk to him he should contact him directly.

Cody overhears the conversation between Spine and Zelda and later blackmail him, so people won’t find out what he is doing.

Brook Lynn finds out Linc is playing a poker game and follows him to the Savoy.

Josslyn and Trina are about to confirm that Esme bought a stolen phone that she used to post the video until a guy recognizes Trina and Joseph n for the story in the Invader. The guy starts bothering them and another guy in the bar defends Joseph n and Trina and a bar fight starts. The guy who sold Esme the phone takes advantage of the distraction and runs away.

Sonny tells Nina that they should stop denying their feelings for each other. Sonny kisses Nina and tells her that they don’t have to hide their relationship anymore because Carly told him that they are done. Nina is a little upset that Sonny kissed her because he had a fight with Carly.

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GH Short Recap Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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Sonny and Carly talk about Michael, but they end up having the same argument with Carly believing that Sonny came back a different man when he returned from Nixon Falls. Sonny insists that he loves his family, and Carly was the one who gave up on their marriage. Carly tells Sonny that their only connection now is Donna, and, other than her, they should stay out of each other’s life.

Sonny runs into Nina at the Savoy and they have a drink together.

Maxie and Austin chaperone the PC Pioneer camp out and someone watches them from the bushes.

Britt is happy that Cody is taking a bus out of town tonight. Cody follows Zelda and sees her go into a room at the Metro Court to meet with Spinelli. Spinelli tells Josslynn and Trina that he thinks Esme used a stolen phone to post the video to the internet so there isn’t a way to prove she posted the video. Josslynn asks Spinelli where a person goes to buy a stolen phone and he tells her the High Cider Bar. Spinelli makes it clear that underage young ladies should not go near that place. Josslyn promises Spinelli she won’t go to the bar but once Spinelli leaves Trina looks up the address on the internet and she and Jocelyn go to the bar.

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Business is so much better conducted outdoors, wouldn’t you say? Is this why people close deals on golf courses?

[ Laughs ] Absolutely. Oh, uh, speaking of bogeys, um, sorry the talk with ned didn’t go well. Eh, landed in the rough, but we got plenty more holes to play. And that is the official end of the golf metaphor. It’s getting a little weird. Yeah. Tell you what, once we show ned this, I think he’s gonna have a little bit of a change of heart. Is th– is this right? The 52% increase, that would mean that the company is — “skyrocketing,” I believe, is the term you’re looking for. It’s incredible. Who’s buying all these shares? You’re welcome. Hey, dex, listen, something’s come up. Personal. Yeah. Um… I’ll get back to you with the instructions. Gentlemen. Sorry for the interruption. Commissioner ashford, how can I be of service to you and the good people of port charles today? Actually, I’m here to speak to mr. Grey. Your office told me where to find you. Yes. They said you were on your way. Well, thanks for the heads-up there, martin. Well, we’re not doing anything criminal till 4:00. I thought it might be a nice surprise. Commissioner ashford, how may I — how can I help? I got a call from the bureau. It’s about your brother. Surprisingly, ava isn’t asking for much. Uh, define “not much.” Well, in exchange for a weekly allowance from my trust fund, all I have to do is remain at wyndemere. She wants you to stay? Thanks, grandmother. My self-esteem can always count on you for a boost. That is terrific. Honey, I’m just trying to keep up, that’s all. The last I heard, you and esme staying at wyndemere was causing friction. So what changed? Ava: I don’t need presents. All I want is for us to be open and honest with each other going forward. Oh, I totally agree. That is why I found the perfect way to thank you for giving our marriage a second chance. What’s that? I want a divorce. A divorce?! What happened to working things out? Don’t you see? This marriage of ours… there’s no saving it. It’s dead. Esme: I’m playing the long game, waiting for just the right moment for ava to learn about nikolas’s infidelity. I see. I knew you’d understand. Indeed I do. That hurts. It’s meant to. Because words can’t possibly express my disappointment. Hi. I’m hoping you can help me. My name is felicia. I know who you are, mrs. Scorpio. You do? Before I retired from the force, I worked under your husband. He’s a good man. I couldn’t agree more. What can I do for you? If you would just listen to me. Your plan is good, but mine is better. Just who do you think you’re fooling?

You did it? Yes, I told you I would. Wait. Does this mean — look, michael, I know you weren’t sold on the idea of my investing in aurora. I specifically asked you not to. I know, but I think the big picture here is really important — the stock. Is soaring. Is that because of you? Well, aurora’s traded on the open market. Anyone can buy in, and I just made sure the right person did. It’s not like I could have stopped her, man. Yeah, thank god you didn’T. Aurora shares are a hot commodity. Okay, um, how many unique investors did we acquire today? I can tell you that.

[ Clears throat ] Uh… well, um, not as many as we would have liked. It looks like carly did buy the most significant percentage of shares. Just how many shares did you buy, mom? So, what has cyrus done now? There’s strong evidence that cyrus could not have been responsible for the attack on you and the mayor when you were in protective custody. Huh. You know, laura confronted him about it. She said he insisted it wasn’t him. She said he seemed genuine. It appears that, for once in his life, cyrus was telling the truth. So who’s responsible for the attack? Unfortunately, the bureau’s investigation hasn’t yet determined who targeted you. Which means there could still be a threat. Does my sister know? I spoke with the mayor before I reached out to your office. That is important. Thank you for the update, commissioner. Give me a call if you have any information or concerns. Oh, I will. Huh. Well, full half of the glass, maybe my brother found religion after all. You don’t have to laugh this off on my account. You can admit you’re worried. Jordan: Mr. Corinthos. Hey, commissioner. Just wanted to say a quick hello. Now you have. Okay. You take care, then. Oh, no, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You know what? Um… you have something of mine, and I want them back. I don’t blame you one bit for having whiplash. Suddenly, ava’s determined to fix her toxic marriage and work things out “as a family.” God knows what that means. When not too long ago, she was, you know, willing to bribe me with my trust fund to move out and take esme with me. Oh. Wait a minute. Come on. Ava was gonna bribe you to move out? Yeah, it was the exact same deal but in the opposite direction. She was gonna give me five figures a week to take esme and go. You can only imagine how father felt. He was furious. Not to mention hurt. Mm. Oh, come on, now. Put down your animosity for just a minute. Pick up a little thing called empathy. I was willing to make things work with my father anyway. If ava is going to give me money for an inevitability, why shouldn’t I take it? Spencer, your relationship with money has always been problematic. I realize that. Do you, now? Yeah, you’ll be happy and proud to know that my priorities have changed. Really? So what’s most important in your life now? You just said our marriage is dead. I take it you have questions. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I do. Starting with, what the hell is going on? H-how can you say that you want to fix our marriage and then seconds later say that it’s dead? Because our marriage, the one that we’ve been struggling with, it’s been in the death throes for a while. And now that we’re ready to move forward, we have to let it go. Are you leaving me? If you’re leaving me, just say so. Of course I’m not leaving you. I’m doing the exact opposite. By ending this marriage. You want a divorce? We can clean the slate, remarry. For real this time. For keeps. You may think you look all harmless sitting there in your chair. But your eyes, ryan, they give you away. Dr. Chamberlain is here to receive medical attention, not visitors. And you are? Esme prince. And you are? You’re not a nurse. I work at spring ridge. I’m assisting the patient today. You mean inmate. Dr. Chamberlain, do you want this visitor here? Are you sure? One blink for yes, two for no. Is that right? It is. And for more complex communication, you use a board with letters. Is that right? Yes. Got it. Well, looks like you’ve been chatting away one letter at a time. You may be locked in, but as long as you have the ability to express yourself and share your poisonous thoughts with another living being, you are just as dangerous as you ever were.

What, me worry? Why should I be worried? Hardly my first go-around as a marked man, is it? Martin, you just say the word, I’ll get you round-the-clock security. Really? You’d do that for me? For you? No. But you handle my affairs. I can’t risk that information falling into the wrong hands. You are a sensitive son of a bitch, aren’t you? Well, much as I appreciate the offer, I’d have to say no. I’m not really worried about myself. I just don’t want anything to happen to laura. You two have grown pretty close, haven’t you? More than close. We’ve become family. Do anything I have to to protect her. So tell me about these new priorities, spencer. Well, I do not like ava still, and I’m not sure that I ever will. But I can recognize that she is important to the people who matter to me. And if my father loves her… …then that is something that I can learn to live with. Good. I mean, really, really good. And it’s about time. I thought you’d think so. Yeah, I do. I am glad that you have finally realized that you don’t have veto power in your father’s marriage. But you know what? I’m still bothered by something. I don’t understand this arrangement that you have with ava. Grandmother, the deal is to live there. That’s it. Making up with my father is my choice. So reconciliation is free of charge? If it’s costing anybody, it’s me. Of course it is. Spencer, do you really think that you’re gonna be able to reconcile with your father with esme around? I don’t know who you think you are, but if you don’t leave, I’m gonna have to tell the guards you’re harassing him. Who do you think let me in here? Besides, ryan told you he wants me here. You see, we go way back. Don’t we, ryan? One for yes. So, how much time have you spent with ryan? Enough. You may think you’re helping him and doing a service for him, but he is a homicidal psychopath. I’m familiar with what dr. Chamberlain has been accused of. Why do you keep calling him “doctor”? He lost his license to practice before you were born. And for good reason. -If you say so. -Oh, I know so. And he maimed and manipulated and tortured and tormented. You should be very careful. He’s very good at getting what he wants from people. I’ll take that under advisement, ms. — I’m sorry. I didn’t quite catch your name. Scorpio. Mrs. Felicia scorpio. And how do you know dr. Chamberlain…felicia? Do you want to tell her, ryan, or should I? I did not want you taking this big of a risk. But it’s my risk to take. And I respect that. I-I do. But how much is liquid? I met with my financial adviser and I took a calculated risk. Which is not really an answer. It’s the only answer you’re gonna get. Wow. You guys, aurora needed a jump start, and I wanted to speculate. And look! It’s already paid off for all of us. Yeah, it’s paid off. So far. I think it’s time to give credit where credit’s due. I have a ship sitting in the harbor, and every minute that it sits there, I lose profit and goodwill. And may I ask, what’s the cargo? Coffee. And it has a shelf life. Take it up with the harbormaster. Well, I thought because you were so gracious to come over here and say hi that I’d take it up with you. The harbor patrol, they still work with the pcpd, right? They do. But dock bureaucracy is hardly in our purview. I’m sure they’re just dotting their I’S. I’m just asking a simple question. What’s the holdup? I honestly don’t know. And I’m afraid I can’t help you, sonny. Of course you can’T. I don’t know what’s worse, people who — who watch you burn or people who light the match. This isn’t about the harbor patrol or the pcpd. What’s really eating you, sonny?

forget about it. You know what? I’ll — I’ll let my lawyers handle it. I heard about the hearing. It’s front-page news. When you testified, you knew you were letting someone down. That couldn’t have been easy for you. Yep. Well, tell my son that. You want to talk about sons, let’s talk about mine. You talking about your doctor son? And when he first arrived in port charles, did it occur to you or anyone that medicine would be his path? You know, tj was an angry kid. Angry, troubled, rebellious, especially towards his mother. And now look at him. Got to be proud, right? I am. But it was a long road. There were moments where I wasn’t sure we would ever get through, but we did. And I’m sure you will, too. You know, I appreciate this talk, but it’s different. Tj wasn’t hell-bent on… destroying you. Here we go. This calls for a toast. Oh, hear, hear. Yes. Come on. I’m not happy about this. But I appreciate it, if that makes sense. Look, you guys are doing something huge. I’m just honored to be a part of it. I guess there’s only one thing left to say. To you, mom. Yes!

[ Laughs ] And elq and to aurora. May they long reign together. Oh, and here’s to finally being rid of valentin cassadine. Cheers. Cheers. I can definitely

appreciate thedesire to protect one’s family. And a willingness to go to any lengths to do it. Valentin, everything alright? It will be, once the vote at elq goes my way. About that, what’s the probability ned’s gonna come down on your side? I mean, honestly, shouldn’t you and i be formulating some kind of a plan b? A plan b? No, there’s no plan B. Ned goes against his family and comes over to my side or it’s game over. But I’m not worried. ‘Cause he will. Given how ava feels about esme — hates. Ava hates esme. Well, and that makes me think that esme’s presence won’t make anything easier. Mm-hmm. For whom? Anybody. Much to our mutual shock, ava and I are both willing to compromise. Now, as for esme, I am going to ensure that she doesn’t stand in the way of progress. Uh-huh. You sound very determined. I am. And for several of the right reasons. Hmm. Just don’t let money blind you from the lessons you learned when you were without it. I won’T. Really? Well, if that’s the case, then maybe you won’t give up your job. Here? How many jobs do you have? Well, cameron can tell you that I certainly don’t have the patience for serving. He covers my shifts all the time, cleans up my messes. I’m certainly no great loss to this institution. Hmm. I’ll take your word for it. Speaking of cam, how’s his mother doing? See, now, that’s something that I think you should ask him yourself. I’d love to. I just, um… not sure what to say. Well, you can start with, “how are you?” You know, then move on to, “how are your brothers doing?” And then, “how’s your mother doing?” And you can keep “I’m your friend, and you can say anything to me” in your back pocket in case you need it. Well, grandma, you make it sound easy. You’ll never know until you try, spencer. I would like to see you work things out with all of your friends. And trina, too. Trina and I don’t have a friendship. And we never will. Not as long as I’m with esme. You want a divorce just so we can stay together? Exactly. That seems like a lot of extra steps just to end up in the same place. I want us to be on equal footing. Not just emotionally, but financially. Well, we’ve already torn up the post-nups. As far as romantic gestures go, that was quite unforgettable, actually. Divorcing without precondition entitles you to half of my assets, excluding what’s entailed to spencer, of course. Does any part of this appeal to you? There was a time it would have. Not anymore? Nikolas, we’ve just come through one of the biggest challenges of our marriage. You know, we’re still working our way back to each other. We haven’t even… slept together yet, you know. Is that what this is about? That’s not a problem. I mean, we consummated our marriage. We can consummate the end. No, it’s not — it’s not — it’s not about sex, really. It’s about something much deeper. What happens if we sever this union and we’re not strong enough to withstand another challenge? If we untie this knot, there’s no guarantee that we’ll tie a new one.

You know, trina may not be able to be friends right now. And can you blame her? You chose esme. I didn’t want to choose, but esme kept forcing the issue. She can be… territorial. Mm. She’s insecure. She’s alone in the world. Oh, is that what she told you? Yes. I’m sorry. It’s okay. She did tell me that — that she, uh, never knew her biological parents and that her adoptive parents were distant and cold. You know, maybe that’s part of what drew you together. Both of you grew up without a mother. Yeah, maybe esme would have made different choices had her mother been in her life. That’s — that’s rich. You know, you can have empathy for esme and not allow her to control your life. That’s exactly right. Mm-hmm. The key to esme is her past. Ryan harassed and stalked me for years. Before his infatuation with ava, I was his obsession, and that’s the short version. Mr. Chamberlain, is that true? What’s he saying? Well, let’s see. U. B… O… M. He’s saying, “you’re the bomb.” Oh. [ Chuckles ] Yeah. That’s ryan’s version of a joke. See, once upon a time, he crashed my wedding with an active explosive device. Is this young woman your new fixation? Remember, he was obsessed with ava jerome. So he put a knife in her daughter. That’s what he does to women. And he also left his brother to rot in an asylum for months. If he’s willing to do that to his own blood, what might he do to you? I’ll bear that in mind. I’m not exactly sure why I came here in the first place. Maybe it was to see if you’re still a threat. But mostly to show you that many of your intended victims are still standing. Whatever you do, don’t let him get in your head, because the moment that you have served his purposes, he will turn on you, discard you, and probably kill you. It’s not like he hasn’t done it many times before.

[ Door closes ] I know you’ve got a good heart, just like your father. I appreciate your faith, grandmother. I know that me and my father have both let you down, but here you still are. Where else would I be? City hall, maybe, for one. The mayor of port charles shouldn’t have to expend so much energy keeping her grandson out of trouble. The people I love are the best part of my life. I’m right where I should be. Well, if I got my heart from my father, I’m sure that he got it from you. I love you very much. I love you, too. And I promise that I’m going to protect and honor the people who have stood by me. And I will become the man you’ve always told me I can be. I know you will. But now you got to get back to work. I’ll see you later. Okay. How do you really feel? About what my mom did? Uh, you know, angry she did it. Pleased it’s working. There’s something else going on. What is it? Just she invested so much. The pressure is really on us to succeed more than ever. Now we’re in a better position to make that happen. Better, not certain. Okay. So you want me to present the new information to ned? Mom brought up some good points. Right now… we need all hands on deck, not just ned. Well, then… let’s go shore up some prospects. Lucy coe, this setting definitely suits you. Hmm. Hello, there, gentlemen. Michael: Would you like a drink? I would love one. I’ll have what he’s having. As you wish. So…

[ Sighs ] …How’s life post-ipo? Mm. Well, I would love to say it’s all yachting and purchasing vineyards, but no. This — this moment, to tell you the truth, this precious little moment right here is the first break I have had in weeks. No rest for the wicked, huh? Well, I am certainly that. That and savvy and resourceful. With an impeccable sense for business. Wow. Thank you. Look at you two. Okay. Clearly there’s a pitch here, so let me hear it. Aside from loving our kids, I believe parents have two jobs. The first is to raise decent, functional adults. The second is to never give up. What about if… they give up on you? If you’re as tenacious about reconciling with michael as you are about reclaiming that coffee shipment, this stalemate should end soon. Hello, jordan. Carly. Sonny, sorry to keep you waiting. I appreciate you coming by.

Jordan, before you go, are there any developments in trina’s case? I wish I had better news. So what, that means she could go to prison? We all know that esme set her up. Unfortunately, I can only testify to the evidence, not on my personal convictions. I understand that. Don’t give up. These roadblocks don’t last forever. What’s that all about? Eh, nothing, just something — something that’s going on at the docks. Okay. So, uh, you called. I’m here. Are we gonna have it out? We’re not gonna have it out in here. Oh. Alright. The winds are changing at elq, and we want to know if we can rely on your support. Oh, that’s right. There’s a shareholders meeting real soon. And last time, you voted with valentin, and we would love to shift your allegiance to us. Has valentin done a bad job? Valentin’s an effective businessman, but he’s not a quartermaine. It’s a family business. And we believe it is better for the bottom line when a member of the family actually runs it. Hmm. Okay. So just suppose I do decide to back you and this return to nepotism — not judging, by the way — what is in it for me? Can you keep a secret? Oh. Soul of discretion. Well, aurora and elq are merging. Which could portend even more growth potential for deception. Aurora commands a significant, uh, percentage of the market share. With elq, that is only going to expand. Your loyalty could mean nearly nonexistent advertising rates and a significantly higher budget for marketing. Not to mention a much wider global reach. So, wow. You two do drive a very hard bargain. So, what do you say? Can we count on your vote? You know, valentin, if the quartermaines do beat you at this game, you had a good run. It’s not as though you’d have lost to an unworthy adversary. I’m not giving up elq. I’m not suggesting you give up. I’m just saying there’s more to life. I mean, it’s not like you need the company. If the vote goes sideways, you could — you could spend more time with charlotte, take up surfing, focus on that beautiful but dangerous super-spy lady friend of yours. What’s the matter with you? When did you become so defeatist? No, no, no. Make no mistake. I’m not — I have as little intention of losing as you do. You sure about that? I’m just pointing out that it’s not the end of the world if this thing goes south. Matter of fact, if it does, no reason we can’t, too. I hear playa del carmen is lovely this time of year. Okay, you listen to me. You listen close. When nikolas and ava took wyndemere from me, I was at my lowest. And no matter how trivial it seems to you, elq has been my salvation. Message received and noted. Failure’s not an option. No, it is not. Not now. Not ever. You know, a marriage isn’t like an etch a sketch you can shake and start over. Our history will still be our history. Our mistakes will still be our mistakes. All of our triumphs and failures, they will have led us to the same place. Ava, please. Can you just trust me when I say starting a new chapter is the best way to move forward?

[ Knock on door, door opens ] Hi. [ Chuckles ] Hope I’m not interrupting. Spencer told me I could find you here. Mother, perfect timing. Ava and I have some good news. Oh. I hope. Well, I-I hope it’s that you have decided to work things out. It’s good to see you at home, ava, and that you’ve made a commitment to making your decisions together from now on. I know i have. Ava? I know you mentioned felicia, but it seems like you left out a lot of details. Because licentious, duplicitous women like felicia aren’t worth mentioning. She’s one of my great disappointments. Don’t end up on that list yourself. I did what you asked of me. Not all of it. You haven’t told ava that you slept with nikolas. And why not? And don’t tell me it has anything to do with the younger cassadine. If I had exposed nikolas’s infidelity right away, it would have exposed my agenda. Once they find out what I’m up to, it’s game over. They’ll form a united front, I’ll be kicked out, and nikolas and ava will be stronger than ever. And we don’t want that, now, do we? No, we don’T. And I know this is the last thing you want to hear, but ava and nikolas are genuinely devoted to one another. One betrayal may not be enough to split them up. Which is why we need to compound this. Make their split truly and utterly irrevocable. You may have a point, but I’m getting anxious to move on to the next phase of my plan. I need to spread my wings. Mm, and you will. It’s just a matter of time. I hope you know what you’re doing. Trust me, daddy. What I have planned will blow that family apart once and for all.

Thank you. I have to tell you that you two have definitely given me and my little, tiny, measly 1% a lot to mull over. We would appreciate a commitment as soon as you can give one. Valentin can’t beat our offer. Hm. I will… be in touch. Ta, boys. Think she’ll bite? I think she’s tempted. I mean, thanks to carly, the stock is on the rise. We count on lucy, we win ned over with the numbers… then we’re sitting pretty. Well, thank you for lunch. You’ll be earning it. I want you working around the clock to make sure I stay ceo. Ooh. Well, if that’s the reason for this little repast, maybe I should’ve ordered myself the thousand-dollar caviar burger with gold leaf. You know what gold leaf tastes like, martin? It doesn’T. You’re better off with the frittata. So says the last of the big spenders. In that case, I think I’ll get myself a doggy bag, eat the burger alone, and bill you anyway. You don’t have to finesse me into doing my job. Martin, there is one last thing we need to discuss. Ah, yes, my lovely lucy and her pivotal 1%. I told you, she’s already promised it to you. Yes, she has. And it’s the prerogative of a woman to change her mind like the weather. And I’m afraid a mind like lucy’s may be a perfect storm. Valentin, I promise you, I will do everything I have to to persuade her. You do that. You persuade her. And once lucy and ned help keep me on as ceo, then those who think they can control me will be in for a hell of a reckoning. I stepped away for a few minutes. My daughter, my granddaughter, maxie and bailey louise jones — they’re still upstairs with the doctor, but they should be done soon.

[ Elevator bell dings ] So how did quitting go? Official, this is my last shift. Cam was not happy, but family comes first. Meaning your deal with ava? Meaning you, doofus. You are my family. It’s nice to hear you say that again. Yeah, I’m sorry it’s taken me so long. I hope you know you’re my family, too, spence. Of course I do. Come on, what’s more important than family? So no more aprons, no more solo horseback riding on the cliffs. I want to spend every single free minute that I have right by my baby girl’s side. Laura, our conversation helped clarify my thoughts. And you were absolutely right, as usual. Nikolas and i have both made mistakes. But we’re ready to put that behind us and — and move forward together. Um, begin a new chapter. That is music to my ears. Together, we will forge a future where no problem is insurmountable and where love will truly conqueror all. But first, we have to get divorced. Thanks for meeting me. You said it was about the kids. It is. They’re, um… well, it’s a very difficult time for them. And in many ways, it’s easier on donna and avery because they’re young and they don’t fully understand what’s going on. They just want to know that their family still loves them. And I know that we’re all trying to reassure them of that. I mean, josslyn has been terrific. She’s spending tons of time with them, even though she’s got a lot going on right now. I love, you know, josslyn. She’s like a daughter to me. Despite what — what michael said. What’d michael say? Well, he said that, you know, after the divorce and what went on with nina that, uh… I basically threw away my relationship with my kids and… can you believe that? Yeah, I can believe it. And I agree.

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are you sure we have enough marshmallows and chocolate for the s’mores? Oh, this is definitely enough for the entire month. It’s only a weekend trip. I love seeing everyone pitching in together. Oh, we’re going to aiden’s port charles pioneers rally. Oh! Well, what a wonderful idea. Elizabeth is going to love hearing that you’re all going on a camping trip together as blended families. I’m late for work. I, uh — I think maybe I should go talk to cam. No, actually, I’ve got this. When you are visualizing vectors, do you do it in “a,” one dimension, “b,” two dimensions, or “c,” three dimensions? Okay. Um, vectors. Vectors. Visualizing vectors. Is it…”a”? No! It’s “B.” Ugh! “B,” two dimensions, babe. Oh. Who am I kidding? I am never gonna pass the mcats and get into med school, and I’m never gonna fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor! I remember I said the same thing when I was going through this.

[ Sighs ] Yes. But you were still young when you became a doctor. And you had more time and energy. Well, I don’t know what to tell you there. I mean, I haven’t invented a time machine just yet.

[ Laughs ] True. [ Sighs ] Well, okay, look. At the very least, do you have any study tips? Someone did help me once. They said, “don’t think about it as a test. Think about the questions as if you’re dealing with an actual patient — someone that came to you for answers.” And that did the trick? Yeah, it did. It reminded me of why I wanted to become a doctor in the first place. And it wasn’t to do good on some tests, it was to help people. Well, then it looks like we came to the right place. Cameron, a-aren’t you gonna go with everybody else on the camping trip? I got my hands full with my job here, my second job at the metro court pool. Not to mention damage control with joss.

[ Sighs ] Look, I-I don’t want to pry. But, cameron, it’s summer after your freshman year in college. Don’t you think you deserve to have a little fun? I don’t know, roughing it out at pautuck state park is just not my idea of a good time. Not a fan of sleeping in a tent, huh? Or is it maybe the fact that your mom won’t be there? “Confidential message from the office of the dean of students.” Okay. Look, we don’t know for sure if this is bad news.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. But one way or the other, once I open this e-mail… my life won’t be the same. You are way off base, ava. I’m back with esme. Are you trying to deny your feelings for trina? I don’t owe you any explanations. You know how much trina means to me. So I want the truth. What kind of game are you playing? You can’t be serious. Ava can never find out that I — that we… made love? Keep your voice down. I’m only saying if the guilt of it is too much for you to bear and you need to unburden yourself to ava, you won’t be alone. I’ll stand right by your side. Felicia. I take it maxie and bailey lou are still upstairs with the pediatrician? Yes, they are, and when they’re finished, I was hoping you would join us for a family dinner. Sounds good to me. I can’t get enough of that little angel. Yes. Everything is new through a little one’s eyes.

all good. I’m sorry. I know that you miss your mom. Hey, we all do.

[ Sighs ] But I know you also feel the pressure to earn money and be the man of the family. But don’t you admire what finn is doing, trying to keep things as normal as possible for jake and aiden, for violet, too, for that matter? We can’t pitch a tent in the woods and pretend everything is normal when mom is suffering.

[ Sighs ] Your mother chose to get help, and she’s working on getting better. Okay, but we don’t know how long that’s gonna take. I-I-I don’t know what to say anymore when jake and aiden ask why they can’t see their mom. Things will not get better until mom comes home. We came here today to get my father’s bandage changed and maybe have another scan. I heard about your mugging, marshall. I’m so sorry. Oh, my son, he came to the rescue.

[ Laughs ] He, uh, made sure everything went alright. Well, I’m not surprised that curtis came through for you, but I’m sorry he didn’t get there before you got injured. Well, I may look the worse for wear, but you should see the clarinet.

[ Laughter ] Look, let me show you to your room and I’ll let your doctor know you’re here. Thank you, nurse johnson. No, thank you, doctor, for the tutorial.

[ Laughs ] Well, when I left you at the house, you and your father certainly had a lot to unpack. Yeah, a whole suitcase full. If you don’t feel comfortable talking to me about any of it, I mean, we can talk about it another time.

[ Exhales sharply ] Well, I don’t want to talk about it. But I have to. Because what I learned, it might affect you, too. We can do this. Let’s do it.

[ Sighs ] Oh, no, trina. Yes, I care about trina. But my loyalty is to esme. Why is that so difficult for you to understand? Why would you care about trina if you think that she’s the one who hurt your friends? While claiming that esme is behind that revenge porn? Doesn’t that make you angry? I don’t have to explain myself to you. I’m in control of your trust fund, spencer. It was my decision to give you an allowance, but what I give, I can take away. So out with it. What are you up to? Esme, we have both been given second chances — you with spencer, me with ava. The last thing we want to do is to throw those chances away, right? If you can forget what happened between us, so can I.

[ Sighs ] Ava took the first step towards reconciliation, and I need to find a way to reciprocate. Are we talking diamonds or rubies? None of the above. I know ryan can’t hurt me because of his condition, but still. Wait here. Wait here. Officer cabrera, what’s he doing here? Uh, the desk sergeant gave me this assignment to provide backup for the spring ridge guards during transport. The patient is undergoing a series of tests here at G.H. Is there a problem? Unfortunately, no. Everything seems to be in order. I know you can’t talk or even move a muscle, but you can hear me, so listen up. I know it’s legally the correct thing to do to offer you medical treatment, but if it were up to me, I would have taken you down a long time ago. All your victims, all the people you killed — you never gave them a chance to survive. So even though I can imagine you hate your life as a vegetable trapped in a body that can’t do anything, it’s still way better than you deserve.

[ Screams ] You never were very bright.

[ Screams ]

[ Spits ]

[ Gasping ] Felicia, so nice to see you again.

[ Screams ] Officer cabrera, escort the prisoner to the exam room and make sure the room is secure before you hand it off to the guards. Yes, sir. Let’s go. Hey. No, no. I’m okay. I’m okay. Evil like that — pure evil — it can’t win out. I wish it were that easy. You don’t happen to have a silver bullet, do you? No, but I have something better. A baby. Hamilton, how’d it go at shadybrook today? Violet told you? Nothing gets past her. No.

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know, elizabeth, she’s, uh — she’s getting the help that she needs. Why do I sense there’s more to the story? She made it pretty clear that my presence there was making it worse for her. She kind of asked me to leave. Hey, there we go. Ready for this? When I saw your mother in the clinic, she had only one concern — you three boys, not herself. But isn’t that the problem? Shouldn’t her entire focus be on herself and getting better?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, well, uh, when you get older and you have kids, you’ll see that you never stop worrying about them or putting their needs first. But you’re right. She should be focusing on herself right now, but she won’t be able to do that if she knows that you’re putting your life on hold. That will add to her anxiety. So me going on this stupid camping trip might actually make her feel better? Is it really stupid to spend some time with your younger brothers right now? You know? Go for a walk in the woods, maybe run into a family of deer — just anything to distract their minds from what’s going on with their mother? I guess. You guess. Well, you like finn, right? Yeah, sure, I do. Okay. Well, I know everybody says that hamilton finn is a — is a genius who can cure incurable diseases, and they’re right, but he’s also a human being, and he could use your help right now. I know your mother was counting on you to help out right now. If ever there was a time for a family to come together, it’s now. So how does marshall’s story affect me? Well, it affects you because it affects me. Now, I don’t think I’m betraying any confidence by telling you this. Marshall is well aware that there have been too many secrets, so he’s okay with me telling you everything. Well, I’m — I’m — I’m here to listen, so take all the time you need.

[ Sighs ] After you left us at the house, marshall opened up. I mean, it was like — it was like someone had finally opened the window and let the sunshine in after a lifetime lost in the dark. I mean, he just let it all out. All those years he was away from us, thinking that he was protecting us… and in reality, all the while, he was suffering. And if tj hadn’t have found those pills — the pills that I found you holding? Yeah. After marshall was mugged, the doctors in new york asked if he was on any medication. Now, I know he takes heart medication, but I don’t know what kind or what dose. Tj and I, we had the key card to marshall’s hotel room, so t went up to his room to look for the pills. Now, we were just trying to help the doctors with any information we could. What? A-are you saying that marshall’s heart condition is worse than he initially let on? No. I’m saying that there was no medication for any heart issues. Tj found antipsychotic medication. All these years, marshall has been taking medication… …for schizophrenia. “This is to inform you that you have been found in violation of regulations enumerated under title ix.”

[ Sighs ] “You will be contacted by the dean’s office to schedule a meeting, in which time sanctions against you will be stipulated and possible expulsion will be addressed.” Okay. Well, we still get to meet the dean, so there’s a chance that they’ll impose sanctions while allowing you to stay enrolled at pcu. Thanks for trying to stay positive, but…

[ Sighs ] I don’t need a pep talk. Actually, I-in a way, this decision did me a favor. A favor. How? It’s like climbing a high diving board. It’s so much scarier to climb back down rather than just to take a deep breath and jump. Okay, but what are you jumping into? The way I see it, if anyone’s going to clear my name and prove that I’m not guilty, it’s gonna be me. Okay, well, just know that you’ve got your family and you’ve got me, and, hopefully, cam.

[ Rory clears throat ] Hopefully there’s room for one more supporter. We’re in this together now, so tell me, what do you have in mind for ava? I mean, ava made a huge gesture by returning home to me. She even went so far as to accept you, to reinstate an allowance from spencer’s trust. Those are huge concessions. I have to come up with a fitting response. Well, I can’t wait to hear how the story ends. Here. This is for good luck. Even though I know you don’t need it. Ava, I am not up to anything. For once in your young, irresponsible life, you gotta be honest. Whose side are you on — trina’s or esme’s?

[ Door opens ] What’d I miss?

Oneand put it over and under. Look at that. Pull it tight. Whoa! Square knot. Okay? Saw what I did? Yeah, I think so. All right. Now it’s your turn. And remember, it’s okay if you don’t get it right the first time. Okay. Thanks.

[ Chuckles ] Your advice never changes, does it?

[ Sighs ] What do you mean? The whole, uh, “it’s okay if you don’t get it right on the first time” thing.

[ Chuckles ] You always let chase and i figure things out on our own. Well, if memory serves, you never, uh — well, rarely took my advice. Very true. But I’m starting to. You know, instead of hovering over elizabeth, I’m taking the boys and violet on this camping trip. That’s very healthy, very mature. Mm. But if I know my son, and I think I do, you’re already planning some other way to help elizabeth, whether she wants it or not. That’s not fair — you bringing up mom’s expectations of me. Not when I’ve been disappointing her for a long time.

[ Sighs ] Cameron. Look, cameron, please don’t do this to yourself. You know, you made a mistake just like everybody else. Your mother is really, really proud of you. And beating yourself up right now is not productive, okay? You’re just gonna get bogged down with all of that, and then you can’t be present to help anyone else. Right? What sense does that make? Really, the best thing that you can do right now for your mother is to go on that camping trip, spend some time with your younger brothers. So what do you say? You don’t have to stick around until the doctor shows up. Did it ever occur to you that I might have another reason for sticking around?

[ Sighs ] The last time I saw you, it was, “hello. Goodbye. Have a nice life.” Look, I thought it was for the best. Best for who? You encouraged me to go for my dream of becoming a doctor. And then when I take you up on it, you’re outta here. Not so much as a postcard from the road. Are you telling me you’re going for it? What?! Epiphany, are you grabbing that brass ring? With both hands.

[ Laughter ] You may have run away from your family, but I’m not running away from my future. I may have run away, but if you’re not gonna hide from your future, I can’t run away from my past. That’s right. I’m back to face it, and I’m back to stay. When you spoke to marshall, did he happen to mention when he was first diagnosed with this? It’s been at least 40 years ago. You know, I’ve been saying this all along. There is more to marshall’s story, and I was right. And this explains everything. Marshall walked away from his family because he was protecting us. This was never about some unknown enemy. He was protecting us from himself. So as long as tommy and i believed that he was dead, that was marshall sparing us from the pain, the grief, from the stigma of that disease. Yeah, well, 40 years ago, a-a lot less was known about that condition. Can you imagine the courage it took to walk away from your family to face that illness alone? Or the courage, even more so, to come back and tell the whole truth? It is very, very brave. Um… did you happen to mention if — if he’s had any recent episodes? No, the medication keeps it under control. You know what? I believe that marshall’s biggest fear isn’t what he’s about to do, but what he’s already done by passing on his dna. Now, I’ve read that this disease can be passed along genetically. Is that true? Do you always listen in on conversations and wait for the right time to make an entrance? People say a cop is never around when you need one. Well, now you can tell them they’re wrong. Okay. Well, sadly, I couldn’t get ahold of cam, but I’m glad you’re here. You know, pcu may have made a decision about the title ix findings, but there’s still time before a judge has to rule trina’s case. I’m on the clock right now, but once I’m off duty, we’ll come up with a strategy to exonerate trina. Okay, guys, look, I am touched by your support, but if there are any clues to find, I need to be the one to find them. I can’t involve a member of the pcpd, and I can’t involve you and cam. I need to do this one on my own. Cameron is expecting me at kelly’S. I admire your dedication, son. Even though you’re able to draw an allowance from your trust fund, you still feel an obligation to your friend. That’s our spencer — loyal to a fault. Your timing is not great. I was so close to finding out what spencer is up to with esme. What makes you think he’s up to something? Well, he’s a cassadine, isn’t he? And we’re all gonna be under the same roof. I’m gonna do whatever I have to do to try to get along with your son. But unlike his father, spencer’s choice of female companion leaves an awful lot to be desired. What’s wrong? I know that fragrance. It’s esme’S. So we’ve been dancing around this topic for a few weeks now and we never seem to go there. So, uh… let’s go there. Are you saying that you… that we… are you pregnant, felicia? Oh, god, no! Oh [Chuckles] Is that what you thought? No, no. What I meant was, is that we have bailey lou, a new life of hope and promise. Ryan has nothing. No one except his own twisted self. Then you’re not upset that we’ve never had a baby of our own? Absolutely not. You helped me raise two beautiful daughters, and that’s good enough for me.

[ Elevator bell dings ] I’m here to visit mr. Chamberlain. Sorry, no visitors for this patient. Wait a minute. You intern at spring ridge? Yes, I do. Dr. Gould asked me to sit with the patient in case he needs to communicate. Hello, daddy. I’m about to make all of your dreams come true.

You know it’s difficult for me to fight the impulse to solve a problem. And in elizabeth’s case? I’ve been thinking about… reaching out to her parents. What’s that? No — no opinion? That’s not like you. Are you genuinely asking me for my opinion, or have you already made up your mind? Cam, I’ve got great news. Hi. Hi. Grandmother, I didn’t know you’d be here. Oh, well, don’t let that stop you. You’ve got great news. Let’s hear it. Yes, there is a genetic component to schizophrenia. But your father’s condition isn’t necessarily something that you would inherit. Well, that’s a relief. And I think marshall will be relieved as well. There are so many…factors that could have gone into this diagnosis, and medicine — medicine’s come a long way in 40 years. Whoever treated your father back then was just learning about what they were dealing with.

[ Sighs ] But still… still? W-what are you not saying? If you wanted to be absolutely sure, you could go in for genetic counseling and testing. Lo ok, trina, I admireyour courage and independence, but you’re gonna need more than that to prove your innocence. Let us help you. I appreciate that, but I can’t involve anyone else. Trina, it’s a little late for that, okay? I’m in this, too, not only as a victim of revenge porn, but as your friend. Look, this is happening to both of us in different ways, and we need to work together. Screw it. Let’s just go straight for esme. Okay? We’ll make her tell the truth. And when esme accuses us of assault? Fine. You can stay here. I’ll take my chances. No, you will not. Neither of us are committing a crime, not even to save me from a crime I didn’t even commit. Well, you know all the right words, but fair or not, the burden of proof is still on you. And that’s why I need to find a way — my own way — of proving that esme set me up. It’s no shock that esme’s perfume lingers here. She just stopped me outside. Really? What did miss muffet want this time? Now that she and spencer are back together, esme hopes that you and i will forget the past, and we’ll be closer than we ever were before. And you believe her? I believe esme wants to be with spencer.

[ Laughs ] Ehh. Or spencer’s trust fund. Maybe both. But esme realizes that if things are gonna work out between her and spencer, our happiness — yours and mine — is essential. Hmm. Happy wife, happy life. Is that it? You took the words right out of my mouth. Your plan is working to perfection. The fuse has been lit and it’s only a matter of time before it blows up ava and nikolas’ marriage. What did you do, esme? Let’s just say I made nikolas an offer he couldn’t refuse. Pray tell. What did you offer him? Me.

No. I haven’t made up my mind, which is exactly why I’m asking for your opinion. Look at your daughter. Mm-hmm. See what she’s doing? She’s tying the knots that you taught her. Yeah, and then she’s untying them. I didn’t teach her that. That part she figured out on her own. Serves me right for having a teacher as a father.

[ Chuckles ] Actually, could cameron and i have a moment alone to talk? Oh, sure. Well, anything that you can say to me, you could say to our grandmother, starting with why you were late for work again. Well, you told me that I had to choose. Oh. And did you? It’s all taken care of. Good. Because I am going camping. Are you gonna be able to take care of everything else here? No. I’m sorry, cam. There’s been a change of plans. In order for me to take care of everything, I don’t have time to bus tables. Consider this my notice. If there is any chance that I can inherit my father’s condition, then I want to know all there is to know about genetic counseling. I-I can put you in touch with a specialist. Okay. The more you know about your father’s condition, the — the better prepared you will be to help him. Help him. Right. Uh, well, if it’s one thing I found out the hard way, is that there’s a very fine line between helping and interfering. So before I commit to anything, I’ll wait for the okay from marshall. Of course. Yes, I-I understand. I mean, unless it means that much to you. Oh, honey, I-I want you to do what’s best for you. You know what? You’re amazing. You’re always thinking about other people and not yourself. So if it means that much to you, baby, say the word and I’ll speak to the specialist. Okay, trina, before you say anything else, this is where I get off. Because you’re a cop. Well, the less I know, the more freedom you have to do what you need to do. All I can say is good luck…to esme. What? What are you talking about, good luck to esme? If you and trina are coming for her, esme needs to look out. You know, I like that guy. You know, we can’t sweep our problems under the rug. We went off the rails because we didn’t trust each other enough to be completely honest. I admit, it was wrong of me to invite spencer and esme to live here without consulting you first. And I admit that while spencer and i have reached a kind of détente, esme is a different story. Forget about esme. Speaking of happy wife, there’s something I want to give you. Just you and me is more than enough. And this year, our annual christmas newsletter is embarrassingly filled with all of our blessings, and we can add bailey lou this year. Sounds good to me.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Oh. Right. [ Sighs ] Is it about ryan? No, they need me at the station. Oh. But it shouldn’t take long. Can I, uh — can I meet you at the restaurant? Well, you know, I’m a cop’s wife. I’m used to waiting. Hey, and don’t worry about ryan. The only place he’s going is back to spring ridge. You had sex with your boyfriend’s father? The plan was to break nikolas and ava up, wasn’t it? If there weren’t guards outside this door and I wasn’t handcuffed to this chair, I would hug you. So tell me everything. How did ava react when you told her? Esme, you did tell ava that mewling idiot she married cheated, didn’t you?

You know, curtis, you’ve gone your whole life without knowing anything about your father’s mental illness, so there’s no rush. You know, there’s no rush to see a genetic specialist. And you and your father, you’ve been doing so good lately. [ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] Why don’t you wait? Why don’t you talk to him and see what he thinks about it? Thank you for understanding. As soon as I get the all clear, I’m taking marshall home. Home. Sounds good, doesn’t it? It sounds real good. Home.

[ Giggles ]

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Yes. Hi. This is, um, dr. Portia robinson. I would like to set up a consultation with one of your counselors, please. Mm-hmm. Yeah. I have a few questions that require a, um, genetic specialist. I can’t believe we’re back to square one with esme. Not necessarily. Wait. What? You have a new idea? Yeah. We need to forget about breaking up esme and spencer. We need to break down esme’s story to prove that she’s the guilty one, and I know exactly how to do that. I don’t know where your doctor could be. Epiphany, wait. We have some unfinished business, too. I thought you said your clarinet was damaged. Instruments can be repaired a lot easier than people can. Besides, we, uh, never got around to that second date. Are you asking me out? Are you saying yes?

[ Both laugh ] Hamilton, I know how much you want to help elizabeth, but I think the best thing you can do for her is take care of her boys and trust elizabeth to know what’s best for her. Grandpa! Grandpa! I did it! Hey! Good job. You’re quitting your job? Well, yeah. Ava restored my trust fund allowance. I think I should probably be able to get by on $10,000. $10,000 a year? No, cam, per week.

[ Door opens ] Come on, cam, it’s time to go. We have a trip to get to. Lo ok, spencer, you’reon the schedule tonight. I have no one else to cover for you. Finish your shift. I gotta go. Okay. Yeah. No, I guess one last shift won’t hurt. Bussing tables is a lot easier than living at wyndemere with esme, ava, and your dad. I hope you know what you’re doing. Thank you, grandma. Oh, thank you. You made the right choice. Have fun. Okay. Grandmother, say something. Laura: Well, I’m just wondering if ava has given you back your trust fund allowance, what are you giving her in return? Nikolas, I don’t need presents. All I want is for us to be open and honest with each other going forward. Oh, I…totally agree. That is why I found the perfect way to thank you for giving our marriage a second chance. What’s that? I want a divorce. I’m playing the long game, waiting for just the right moment for ava to learn about nikolas’s infidelity. I see. I knew you’d understand. Indeed, I do. That hurts. It’s meant to. Because words can’t possibly express my disappointment. Ah, anything on tap. Actually, I wanted to talk to you about my friend over there. What about him? Well, you know the $100 he gave you? He really didn’t mean anything bad by it. It’s just the other day when you gave him pretzels instead of peanuts, he had this stupid idea that you liked him. I do like him. Come again? I like him a lot. You’re talking about that guy right over there? Yes. Spence. The reason I got so upset about the money, I thought he didn’t respect me. So you’re saying that you could really get serious with him? Yeah. Well, what happens if you guys hit it off and get a place together? I mean, what about his roommate, huh? Huh? What about the car they share and the joint chec king account? Um, I don’t even know what to say here. Excuse me. So? Sorry, bro. She ain’t into dudes. What?! Yeah.

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GH Short Recap Friday, June 10, 2022

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Laura persuades Camron to go on a camping trip with Jake, Aiden, Violet and Finn. Finn thinks about contacting Elizabeth’s parents but instead decides to listen to his dad’s advice and trust Elizabeth to know what is best for her.

Spencer is about to tell Ava his plan to help Trina, but he is interrupted by Nikolas. Spencer goes to Kelly’s to tell Cameron that for his plan to work he has to quit his job.

Trina opens the text message from the Title 9 Committee telling her that they have found her guilty of posting the video and they will contact her later to discuss sanctions and possible expulsion from the University.
Trina tells Josslynn, and Rory she has figured out a way to prove Esme posted the video but she must do italone without help from them.

Curtis tells Portia about Marshall’s illness and she suggests he consider getting a genetic test to find out if he could get the disease in the future. Portia calls a generic specialist to make an appointment to ask the doctor some questions.

Ryan is taken to the hospital for a checkup and Esme gets to visit. Esme tells Ryan that she slept with Nikolas and it’s only a matter of time until his marriage to Ava ends. Ryan is angry that Esme didn’t tell Ava right away that her husband cheated on her. Ryan grabs Esme ‘s arm really hard just as Felicia walks by his hospital room.

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carly. Hey. Oh, great. You got my message. Yeah. What’s up? Well, I mean, it’s been a while since we’ve talked about your investigation into esme, and trina’s trial’s coming up, so… yeah, it’s even more important that we nail esme for making the video of joss and cam and putting it online. Right. So, what do you got? Fond or fraught? Your thoughts. Whatever they are, you’re totally absorbed. Wanna share?

[ Door closes ] Disappeared on me again. I promise not to make it a habit. I was just mailing a letter. So you haven’t changed your mind and decided to move out? Why would I do that when things are so much better between us? I thought you might have regrets about last night — agreeing to live with my father and ava. No regrets. Your father’s just been wonderful. Well, like father, like son. Something like that. Hey. Hey. Busy day. No more than usual. I got a client coming to pick this up later. Okay. Well, can you talk? Sure. What’s up? We are leaving port charles. You agree that I should suefor what you did? Never thought I’d hear you admit guilt. I’m recording this for posterity. No, no, no, no, no. You don’t want to sue me. I’m not the one you have the problem with. You made an unsafe parachute landing, dragged me in the pool. I was drenched…

[ Chuckles ] …Hemmed in by the parachute. I could have easily drowned. I’m pretty sure my problem is with you. All right, well, while you can drown in a few feet of water, most of the victims tend to be either unconscious or alone. And you were neither. Well, maybe we should let a jury decide. Here — look, you’re going about this all wrong. You don’t want to sue me, and you don’t want to claim some near-drowning that did not occur. No, what you want to do is go by the classic tale of corporations trying to take advantage of the little guy, or gal. Now, britt, you tell me. You the type of woman to stand for that? No!

[ Pills clatter ] What the hell just happened?

I have a lot on my mind since yesterday. I do, too. I can’t believe how close we came to ending our marriage. I’m just…relieved that we came to our senses before we jumped off that cliff. You left early this morning. Is everything okay? Yeah. I just had some work at the gallery. Did I wake you? No, it’s just nice having you in my bed again. Sleeping in the same bed feels like an important step, even if we are taking things slow. We have some things to work out. And we will. I know. I know we will. I love you too much not to. Mm. I love you, too.

[ Door opens ] Love is all around. Isn’t it wonderful? I’ve always wanted to study abroad, and I just figured, why wait, you know? We’ve been through so much freshman year. Going away just feels right. Sure does. We can head to europe next spring. That sounds great, joss — look, volleyball season will be over. You know, submissions — they’re due early next semester. Florence and barcelona — they’re my top two picks right now. They’re both great. But, you know, there’s other options that we can explore. Joss, stop. Why? I thought you’d be into this idea. I would love to go to florence or barcelona. But by next spring, I could be expelled from pcu or in prison. Probably both. I may have a lead on someone close to esme. Okay. Greetings and felicitations, lovely ladies. How are you two delightful women doing on this glorious day? More new clothes, huh? Oh, yeah. Yeah. Uh, do they meet with your approval? They’re nice. Nice. That — that’s — that’s the most gracious compliment you can muster? Nice? Uh… well, I was really used to your old look. Oh. Well, new look, new me. Hey, did, uh, sam tell you about the occurrence at the society setups event yesterday? Uh, the hotel staff filled me in. A skydiver crashed the party. Yeah, and straight into britt westbourne. Who was completely unharmed, by the way. Um, but I — the advent of the skydiver, right? It was — was pretty wild.

[ Chuckles ] What’s even more wild is the skydiver happens to be an old friend of dante’S. They went to summer camp together. His name is cody, but dante whisked him away from britt. And the three of us had dinner at charlie’S. Oh, wait, you did? I — I’m p-pretty sure I saw — pretty sure I saw dante put handcuffs on him and take him to the pcpd. No, no, it never actually got that far. Dante acted like he was arresting him for britt’s benefit. Oh, thank goodness. I-I just mean it wasn’t that poor man’s fault that he fell into britt. He didn’t do it on purpose.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yeah. Ooh. Uh, gotta take this. Yes? Is it just me, or is there something off with spinelli? No, it’s not just you. I noticed it at the fundraiser. Something is definitely off with spinelli. And it’s not just the wardrobe. I’m listening. What happened to you was wrong. My stunt never should have gone that far. And you know whose fault it is? Yours.

[ Chuckles ] I was a mere cog in the corporate wheel.

[ Scoffs ] The corporation being? Metro court, of course. Yeah. I mean, they were supposed to protect my landing zone. Instead, they let you and anyone else just walk right through. Did they hire you for the skydiving stunt? No, no. That would be society setups. They actually rented this whole place. They engineered the stunt, lured lonely schlubs like yourself here with free drinks… excuse me? Who calls anyone a schlub? …And orchestrated this dangerous marketing ploy in front of a party full of vulnerable losers. T-the metro court is responsible for the safety of all of its guests. The corporations have all the money. You need to take back your power, lady. Sue their socks off. It’s aspirin for my headache. Gladys: Aspirin? Right. Aspirin. Why did you slap it out of sasha’s hand? Well — well, the — the baby shoes were delivered, and — and — that she — she backordered them before liam, um…

[ Stammers ] And brook lynn took them… and she’s gonna donate them to charity. Sasha, I’m — I’m so sorry. I’m fine. Hey, it was just an accident. It’s no big deal. I’ll get a broom. But it is a big deal. What did you think sasha was taking?

Hey, we’ll talk about spinelli in a minute. I was about to give you an update on esme. Great. Come on. Sit down. Okay. Okay, so, you have a lead? Well, it’s a long shot, but esme had a nanny who helped raise her after her adoptive parents died, and apparently they were pretty close. Sounds promising. Yeah, I just — I haven’t been able to locate the nanny yet. Do you have her name? Maggie fitzgerald. I’m working on tracking her down, but all I have is that she was somewhere in london, and I don’t have an address yet. How did you find out about this maggie fitzgerald? Well, I have a source who is very familiar with esme’s upbringing, and the source said that esme and maggie had lost touch at some point. But this person also tells me that there’s more to the story. That’s great. Do you think this nanny will give us some dirt on the real esme? Yeah, well, I’m hoping so. I just have to track her down first. Well, can’t you ask your source? Who is it, anyway? Sorry for intruding. Esme and I should have knocked first. No need. This is your home. And I’m glad you decided to stay, even if you were bribed into doing so. Mm. The important thing is that we’re all here together. I totally agree, ava. Any big plans today? I was thinking car shopping. Since I’ve regained access to my trust fund, I’m looking for something new and italian for my girl.

[ Chuckles ] But first, esme and I have some errands to run, so… and, uh, we really must get going. It was nice seeing you. Ava: Not so fast. No one is going anywhere. Not until we hash things out. I truly believe that you’re gonna be found not guilty, especially because cam and I are gonna testify on your behalf. Look, I’m not trying to make light of the trial. I know that it’s gonna be rough, but this will give you something positive to look forward to. I mean, even if you’re right, there’s still a title ix investigation. You have a copy of the report. You know how bad it makes me look. Yes, I know. I flipped out when I read it. My mom made me sit down with diane because I knew the whole thing was total bull. I wanted to do something to correct it. What did diane say? She said that it was a finding of facts, so I can’t challenge anything in there if I wasn’t misquoted in my interview. And you weren’T. Oh, I’m afraid I wasn’T. But diane also said that just because something looks bad, it doesn’t mean that we know what the determination’s gonna be.

[ Sighs ] I’ve been so afraid of getting expelled. I’ve been only reading the worst in the report. Look, diane also told me that there’s no guarantee that pcu’s gonna expel you. You know, they could decide to offer you a sanction, you know, suspend you for a semester. I don’t know. Maybe. I-I told rory I just need to not think about it, just look for a distraction. Wait. You told rory? Why? What would you do if you were me? Oh, no, no, no. I’m — I’m not gonna go there. Oh, humor me. I’m giving you permission. Okay, well, hypothetically speaking, first I’d hire a good lawyer. Then I’d find a killer witness. There were a lot of people at the party, and the whole thing was recorded. Yeah, I mean, I was thinking someone more directly connected to society setups, someone with insider knowledge, you know, someone who could really hold up when their feet are put to the fire. Someone like you?

[ Chuckles ] You didn’t want sasha to take those pills. Why not? Gladys thought that I was back on drugs. The habit-forming kind. Your mother believes that I have relapsed. Why do you think sasha’s abusing pills? Because she knows that I’ve been having a hard time, with liam and then the accident with harmony miller, plus all the pressure from the ipo launch of deception. Gladys…overreacted. Um, some of sasha’s behavior triggered my memories of when you were struggling with addiction, how you would do anything for a fix. And when I saw sasha with the pill bottle, I got the wrong idea. And it is the wrong idea. I’ve told gladys before, there’s nothing to worry about. Wait, wait, wait. You’ve had this conversation before with my mother? Is that why you’ve moved in with us? Are you using again?

If your lawyer subpoenaed me, then I’d have to tell the truth. They’d probably want to know about zelda telesco. What’s a zelda telesco? You don’t know zelda? She’s the matchmaker who runs society setups. Ha! See — ugh. This company clearly cares more about lining their own pockets than getting you a date.

[ Scoffs ] Who knows how many other washed-up women zelda’s preyed on besides you? What’s your point? Point is, okay, if your lawyer subpoenaed me, I’d have to tell the judge about my meeting with zelda, the one in which my concerns about the skydiving stunt were left unheeded. And you would be eager to do that? No, no, I’m not eager. I don’t want bad blood with any employer. But I’d have to. I’d never lie under oath. Of course not. You get yourself a killer witness, you can win a big settlement.

[ Sighs ] And would this star witness want a percentage of my settlement in exchange for betraying their employer? I mean, who knows what motivates people? I know what motivates you. I told you, I’m not using drugs anymore. But I — I did move in because I was afraid sasha would relapse. And I wanted to prove to gladys that her fears were unfounded. Okay, why didn’t you come to me?

[ Sighs ] I didn’t want to worry you. And neither did I. Sasha I understand, but not you, ma. You’ve had no problems worrying me in the past. Don’t blame gladys. She confronted me with her suspicions, and I admitted I was having a hard time. Gladys was doing me a huge favor by keeping quiet. Look, if you were wrong about sasha, ma, why did you still move in with us? Because my mother wasn’t wrong. Okay. Um… listen, we’ll talk to dr. Collins, and we’ll find out what our options are together. Options? Yeah, so he can refer us to a good rehab facility or something outpatient here, maybe a group, whatever works — brando, no. Listen, you need all the support from us that you can get. I don’t need this kind of support. Listen to your wife, brando. You were the one that slapped a pill bottle out of sasha’s hands. I mean, you’ve kept things from me. What am I supposed to think? After all the lies you’ve told me, you owe me this one. Carly, you know I can’t reveal my source. You said it yourself that esme is dangerous. She’s crossed lines. I get it. I get it. You can’t risk esme finding out and retaliating, but if this was something I needed to know…? I would tell you. You’re worried about spinelli, aren’t you? It’s just, he’s not acting like himself. And then all of a sudden, he’s dressing like that. And that is not cheap. Well, do you think it’s because ellie left him? I don’t know. We haven’t really spent a lot of time together. Maybe he’s lonely, or maybe he’s missing his friends. But spinelli has always had his own unique style, which I loved. And this — this is… I don’t know. It’s different. It’s flashy, like he’s trying to be someone he’s not. Did you talk to him about it? Yeah, of course I did. He promised me nothing dangerous was going on. Oh. Well, that looks volatile to me. Rory and I hung out yesterday.

[ Chuckles ] Details, please. The only details that matter is that when he took me home — rory took you home? My dad was there and totally humiliated me… oh. …By telling rory that he’s breaking an unwritten rule of cop-dom by spending time with me while I’m waiting for my trial to start. What did rory say? Rory was great. But all the distractions in the world won’t change the fact that I have a criminal trial and a title ix investigation hanging over my head. I-I can’t visualize the future the way you do. I can’t think about classes or studying abroad or even this job and my friends. Not when things could be different by the end of the summer. Look, I don’t care what happens. I’m always gonna be here for you. And it sounds like rory will, too. If I’m in pentonville, the pcpd could order him to stay away from me. And while I appreciate your loyalty and support, I noticed that you left out cam. Yeah, well, I’m not sure if we can count on cam anymore. Ava: The four of us will be cohabitating for the foreseeable future. And I don’t think there’s a need to pretend there won’t be difficulties. Nikolas and I will be working on our marriage, and in the spirit of reconciliation, I think that we should all truly make an effort to get along. Absolutely. We should all want to be closer. And I, for one, am willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen. Whatever you say, ava. Thank you. Now, spencer and i have an arrangement. I give him an allowance from his trust fund in exchange for living here and working things out with his father. But I want to be clear about something. The allowance depends on how both of you behave. Ava, I-I’m confused, I thought the deal was between you and spence. Well, as long as you’re living here with spencer in our home, the deal must include you. Nice, ava. Just like you to change the terms of our agreement on a whim. Both of you have done horrible things to me and to people I care about. I’m just giving you a friendly warning. If either of you reverts to past behavior, the deal is off. You think I’m responsible for something that I-I didn’t do. What happens the next time your precious little trina lies about me? Are you kicking me and spence off to the streets? That won’t happen. You would do well not to mention trina’s name in my presence.

[ Chuckles ] I am not your puppet, ava. Don’t you dare try to control me. And if I do?

[ Indistinct arguing ] Should we step in? Yeah. Let’s go. Okay. Oh, ladies, uh, to what — to what do I owe the pleasure? Nice try, spinelli. I almost called security. Who was that guy? I — no — no one of concern. Uh, we saw what was going on, and it was very concerning. You are clearly in trouble, so I want you to stop lying to me and tell me what’s going on now. Did something happen between you and cam? It is nothing compared to what you’re going through. Forget comparison. There’s obviously tension between you and cam. You’re my friends. I care. So tell me all of it. Okay. Well… I think that there’s something cam’s not telling me, and he says there isn’t, but, trina, I swear there’s something going on. Any ideas? Well, it’s about spencer and esme. Cam’s attitude just makes no sense. He claims he knows esme’s guilty, but there’s never any follow-through. Well, cam gave spencer a second chance. Maybe he just feels stuck in the middle. No, it’s more than that. You know, cam’s not telling me something, and that’s bad enough. But what if he knows something that can affect your trial and he’s holding back? Why do you think he’d know something? Because I told him that we should break up spencer and esme, and he snapped at me and said we can’T. Did he say why? None of it made any sense. He just kept doing backflips to change the subject. And then later he texted me that he would set spencer straight about esme. Then I haven’t heard from him since. Look, we don’t need cam, okay? We can break spencer and esme up ourselves. You’re wrong. We can’t do that. Go on, esme. Tell me to go to hell, and then you can watch as spencer’s allowance dries up and he’s back to waiting tables at kelly’s, maybe with you taking orders right beside him. And why should you get to decide what constitutes good and bad behavior? ‘Cause I control the money. Okay, enough. I thought we were moving past the animosity. You and spencer — you came to an understanding. We don’t need to push the envelope. I’m sure that we can trust that esme will do the right thing. If we could, I don’t think she’d be so resistant. That’s enough, ava. I agreed to your terms. You’re the one changing the rules last minute to spite esme. But I love my father, and I don’t want to hurt him. So I’ll agree to your 11th-hour change. That’s fine. Thank you, spencer. All I want is what’s best for spence and mr. Cassadine. If you’ll excuse me. I need a martini. Maybe a double. I’ll get some ice. I was hoping you’d come find me. Who’s washed up now? What was that for? You really think I’m some lovelorn loser in the market to buy what you’re selling? Just trying to help. Help yourself, you mean? But I’m on to you. It’s gonna take a lot more than your pathetic pitch to get one over on me. Britt westbourne? Zelda telesco. I’ve been looking for you. Society setups zelda telesco? The one and only. I’ve been looking for you, too, cody. Yeah. Yeah. What’s going on between you and dr. Westbourne? Cody was just practicing his moves in preparation for his next party. Do you have my check? After I speak with dr. Westbourne. I gotta dry off, anyways. Let me buy you a drink and discuss yesterday’s unfortunate incident. Oh, you mean my total humiliation? That unfortunate incident? I’m here to make that all go away. When have i lied to you? After you came home from iraq and started using. Anyone with eyes could see you were spiraling out of control. But you insisted you were fine and said that

i was melodramatic for asking if you were taking drugs. You lied to me to my face every single day. I’m sorry. Yeah. So when I sawthe same signs in sasha and realized she was struggling, it scared me. I didn’t want to fail her the way I did you. And I thought I was also helping you because what’s best for sasha is best for you. Ma, can, um… can sasha and i have a minute? We made a vow, remember? For better or for worse. And I plan on sticking to that vow, no matter how dark it gets. I know. It’s one of the reasons why I married you. So please be honest with me. Is there any truth to my mother’s concerns?

I assure you both, there’s nothing to worry about. Too late. Spinelli, I’m worried. Hey, look, if you have crossed the wrong person, call drew. I know he will be happy to help. I mean, that navy seal background can be very persuasive, spinelli. Alright, I — that’s nice, but it’s — it’s fine. E-everything is — everything is under control. Spinelli, how long have we known each other? I mean, I know when something is wrong with you. Something is definitely wrong with you. I think that we should sit here and talk about it for as long as it takes. I think that’s a good idea. I’m seeing a therapist. Huh? Well, after my breakup with ellie, I — I’ve — I-I’ve been lonely, and I wanted to seek some professional help. So you meet your therapist here at the metro court? Well, that — that wasn’t my ther– that wasn’t my therapist. I, um — we were having a-a billing issue, and, um, doctor… my therapist sent a collection agent after me, and — and I surely did not handle that as well as I could, and that’s what you saw. But all — all is — all is settled now. All is — all is good, so, um… but time is a-wasting. Mm-hmm. So I must be off, but you — you two have a super day. Mm. Are you buying that? Not even a little. Breaking

up spencer and esmeis our best shot at isolating esme and proving that she framed you. Without spencer there to protect her, she’s gonna lose nikolas and victor and spoon island — and she’ll leave town because she knows she has no reason to stay in port charles. Esme knows she set me up. She knows we’re on to her. She’s also smart enough to know without the cassadines, she has nothing to fall back on when we prove her guilty. You really think she’ll just disappear? Slip through the cracks, hide away in some place where no one can find her, which is why spencer and esme need to stay together. But she set us both up. Trina, she put my private moments on blast and then framed you for it. What? We’re supposed to just let her get away with that? Now that you’ve had a day to process what happened between us, how are you feeling? Honestly, I’M… still a little overwhelmed. I’m sorry I let my emotions get the better of me just now. Ava took you by surprise. She has a way of doing that to people. Will our relationships ever normalize? I mean, everything’s so… complicated. Things are working between me and ava, just like they’re working between you and spencer. And what happened… between us — we were both hurting. We were looking for comfort, and… it doesn’t mean anything more than that. Right? Oh. Absolutely. I love spence, and you love ava. I meant it when I said they never have to know. I care about you, nikolas, and I don’t want what happened between us to complicate your life. Or yours. I’m going out later this afternoon. Do you need me to… pick anything up from the p-pharmacy? I have it all taken care of. I promise you, I want everything to work out. Since you felt free to renegotiate our deal, I have some changes of my own. Mm, don’t push it, spencer. Release me from my restitution at the gallery now. Why? Because it’s bad enough that I’m gonna be living here with you, forced to act civil, and now that extends to esme?

[ Exhales deeply ] I’ve repaid my debt to you. You haven’t begun to pay for the terror you put me through. You want esme to behave, don’t you? Working at the gallery with trina is only gonna provoke her more. After everything esme has done, her feelings are the last thing I care about. Then care about trina’S. You really think she wants me around while she’s with… that guy? What guy? Zelda: On behalf of society setups, I am mortified over what happened to you at our event. With all due respect, miss — zelda, please. You’re not half as mortified as I am. Being knocked into the pool by your skydiver — I won’t live that down. Cody is a bit rough around the edges. I should never have hired him in the first place. Whatever. I will no longer be attending any of the society setups events again. You’re frustrated that my service hasn’t been successful for you. How about I make it up for you by offering you the next six months for free and making you my top priority? I promise, you won’t have to waste any more time being alone. My check?

[ Sighs ] I’ll be in touch. Son of a bitch. Gladys

isn’t wrong abouthow much I’ve been struggling with deception going public right after losing liam and then the accident with harmony. Of course that tested your sobriety. But you didn’t have to hide it from me. I wasn’t using, so there was no need. I told you, gladys overreacted. Are you sure?

[ Sighs ] I don’t need that kind of help anymore. Not when I have this wonderful new life and the most amazing husband in the world. Including his shockingly caring mother-in-law?

[ Laughs ] Gladys has her moments. Believe me, brando. I — I don’t claim to be happy all the time. My life is good. My days are full of more good than bad. And right now,

you are my drug of choice. I’m still worried about you. And I need to do something about it.

I left to get ice. I should do that before ava wonders what happened to me. Then go. But, nikolas? I can tell keeping our secret from ava is taking a toll on you. And if you change your mind and decide that you need to tell her what happened between us, I’ll support you. You won’t be alone. The cop who’s been hanging around the gallery. Officer cabrera? He’s the one I’m referring to. Oh. The officer who is keeping trina from being harassed after your girlfriend made a sex tape of joss and cam and — and framed trina for it and then posted it for everybody to see — that cop? Cabrera’s interest in trina is far more than professional. And this creates such a problem for you that you — you can’t do your restitution at the gallery? Oh, so this attempt to work things out with esme — your heart really isn’t in it. You don’t know what you’re talking about. I love esme. Oh, you did, maybe, at one point. But I think now you’re — you’re far more invested in your feelings for trina. And they’re only growing. You don’t think that it kills me that esme believes that she’s winning? She’s not getting away with what she did to me, to us. But we’re playing the long game here, josslyn. And we’ve been going crazy trying to figure out how to get the proof against her. We just have to keep thinking. Something — something out of the box that we haven’t thought of before.

[ Cellphones chime ] It’s pcu. The title ix determination has been made. We should postpone our reception. Look, it’s one more stressful event that you don’t need right now. Life is stressful. But celebrating our marriage with friends and family would only make me happy. You aren’t just saying that? I want to show you off.

[ Laughs ] Besides…I love you. I love you, too. Okay. The reception goes on as planned. Thank you.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Mouthing “thank you” ] Check shorter than you hoped? Yeah, well, the deal was my skydiving fee plus hotel accommodations and amenities. Zelda shorted me the $500 in amenities. You need to know anything else about how this company screws people over? You spent $500 in amenities? All right, skydiving’s very hard on the body. I needed a massage, and you can’t have a massage without wine. Right. Probably shouldn’t be drinking alcohol. Massages are dehydrating, and tap water is free. You’re really enjoying this, huh? You have no idea how much. Not all of us are rolling in money. You could just sue. Good luck finding a killer witness as desperate as you.

[ Slurps ] Something wasn’t right about spinelli’s meeting with that so-called bill collector. Yeah, but spinelli seeing a therapist does make sense. We were just saying that he might be lonely. Yeah, but spinelli’s getting money from somewhere. I mean, what billing issues could he possibly have? I don’t know. Maybe it was a misunderstanding. Big enough for the therapist to send a bill collector here to the metro court? I mean, come on. Therapists don’t do that. I mean, they call. Yeah, I know something’s not right, but what?

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. You know what? We need to take spinelli out and have him open up to us. We’ll take him hatchet throwing. Okay. Yeah. That — that sounds like a plan, because it is not like spinelli to keep things from me. Yeah, but this is spinelli we’re talking about. I mean, he can’t be in any real trouble. It’s handled. Britt westbourne won’t be a problem.

[ Sighs ] Good. It’s important that no one knows what I’m really up to.

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GH Short Recap Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Recap written by Eva

Ava tells Spencer and Esme that the allowance that she offered Spencer is dependent on their good behavior. Ava and Esme argue because Esme thinks that Ava is trying to control her. Nikolas makes peace between the ladies and Spencer and Esme agree to Ava’s terms and stays at Wyndamere.

Esme tells Nikolas that if he wants to tell Ava that they slept together he has her full support so he won’t feel guilty anymore. Nikolas wonders if Esme needs him to go by the drug store to pick up something for her but Esme tells him she has handled the situation.

Spencer asks Ava to release him from his restitution at the gallery because he can’t stand to see Trina with Rory. Ava begins to suspect that Spencer has feelings for Trina and wonders why Spencer is still with Esme.

Gladys tells Brando that she knocked the pill bottle out of Sasha’s hand because she thought she, was having a relapse due to all the stress in her life. Gladys is relieved that the bottle only had aspirin. Gladys says she moved into the house with them to make sure Sasha didn’t have a relapse. Sasha lies to Brando and tells him she hasn’t had a relapse.

Trina and Jocelyn get a text that the PCU Ttle 9 Committee has made a decision about Tina’s future at the University.

Sam tells Carly that she is trying to find Esme’s nanny Maggie but she hasn’t found her yet. Carly and Sam are worried about Spinelli when they see him talking to a, suspicious looking man. Spinnelli tells Carly and Sam that he has been seeing a therapist since he broke up with Ellie and he has been behind on the bill so the bill was sent to a collection service but everything is fine because he just paid the bill. Carly and, Sam are determined to find out what is going on with Spinnelli.

Cody suggests Britt sue Society Setups or the Metro Court for the humiliation she suffered at the mixer. Cody tells Britt he will be a witness in her lawsuit if he gives her a percentage of the settlement. Britt is appalled by this idea, and pushes Cody in the Metro Court pool. Zelda Tedesco, the owner of Society Setups, offers Britt six months of th service free and she will make her a top priority. Britt takes the deal and, later, Zelda meets with Spinnelli to tell him Britt is no longer a problem. Spinnelli is happy because he doesn’t want anyone to know what he is doing.

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Y&R Best Lines Thursday, June 9, 2022

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Jack: I keep seeing you at all my favorite spots.

Diane: Mm, it’s almost like i live in Genoa City.

Jack: You really are here for the duration, aren’t you?

Diane: I’m here as long as kyle wants me to be, and our son has ** it abundantly clear that I’m welcome. So why don’t * make yourself comfortable? Join me.


Billy: How do you forgive Ashland Locke for everything that he’s done?

Victoria: Gosh, I don’t know. I guess I’ve had a lot of practice. I’ve forgiven you many, many times.

Billy: Right, so you’re comparing your ex-husband, the one who lied to you for months about having cancer, to me? You think that’s fair?

Victoria: You know, billy, i thought that you of all people would understand. I mean, your podcast is all about redemption. You are all about giving people second chances right now, aren’t you?

Billy: Well, when Ashland Locke stole his best friend’s identity, then falsified a dying woman’s will, I think he
ran out of second chances.

Victoria: Well, you know what? I believe that there is room for forgiveness when someone shows true contrition, which is exactly what Ashland has done.

Billy: I mean, after everything he’s done? I have no idea what that would even look like. But what bothers me more is this hold that he has on you. That you would be willing to leave everything you have, your family,
your company, including Johnny and Katie behind.

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GH Recap Monday, June 6, 2022

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Willow tells Carly that she’s still angry with Nina and has decided not to look for her bio mom. Drew and Michael confer about Ned. Michael is determined to crush Sonny, which worries Drew.

Leo and Olivia buy Leo a horse for equestrian therapy, and he loves it. Valentin drops by with Charlotte’s extra riding gear for Leo and to try to convince Ned to join him against Drew and Michael.

Curtis, Marshall and Stella return to Curtis and Portia’s house. Curtis blames himself for what happened to his dad. Marshall starts to tell Curtis the truth about why he was gone. He was diagnosed as schizophrenic. Stella advises Curtis to marry Portia but then remembers that she stole Jordan’s divorce papers.

Elizabeth settles into Shadybrook with Laura’s help. Finn drops by, but Liz doesn’t want to see him because she wants to focus on facing her issues. Laura and Finn both wonder if there’s something more wrong with Liz besides just the sleeping pills (something from her past). Finn decides to talk to Liz’s parents. Liz is worried that she still might go to jail or get sued for what she did.

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GH Update Monday, June 6, 2022

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Carly goes to see Drew at the pool; they chat briefly about Nina. Carly has a flashback to getting the test results. Drew is so relieved that Nina is out of Willow’s life, since she’s not really her mother. Michael and Willow arrive. They mentioned that they dropped Wiley off at his swimming lessons, so they decided to take a little break together. She’s graduating soon and then will be very busy. Drew takes Michael away to chat about ELQ. Willow expresses to Carly how angry she still is at Nina for putting her own needs before Wiley’s. She mentions finding her bio mom, but says that after seeing how Nina act, she realizes that she has all the family she needs. Carly is glad to hear it.

Drew has a talk with Michael about merging ELQ and Aurora. They discuss Ned and how to handle him. Talk turns to Sonny. Drew is worried about what Michael has planned for Sonny. It’s clear that Michael plans to make him suffer. Drew notes that merging the two companies is not as easy as they had thought.

Ned and Olivia have bought a horse for Leo for equestian therapy. Leo loves the horse, so they’re very glad to see how happy he is. Olivia and Leo leave to go get some snacks for the horse. Meanwhile, Valentin drops by with some riding gear that Charlotte grew out of, for Leo. He mentions that Charlotte is still in boarding school. He makes it sound like it’s Charlotte’s choice. Valentin asks Ned again to support him for CEO. In exchange, he’ll share power with Ned and give him whatever position he wants, except for CEO. Olivia and Leo return, but Olivia sends Leo back to the house. Valentin leaves. Olivia is wary about whatever Valentin is plotting. Ned and Olivia talk about the ELQ power struggles. She urges him to go back to Michael and Drew to make a deal, which is what he’s good at.

Cassandra gets a text from Chet, which says that he landed. She looks distressed. She’s surprised to see TJ there. He decided to come in to work, even though he asked for time off. She knows that he’s having some family troubles, so she suggests that instead of endangering patients by working when his mind is elsewhere, he should just observe some surgeries. He readily agrees.

Curtis, Stella and Marshall return home. Portia greets them. Portia asks Marshall how he’s feeling. At first he’s a little curt with her, since he thinks she’s asking as a doctor, but then Stella prods him, so he apologizes. Portia says that he’s welcome there, and they’ve made up a room for him. He thanks her. Stella takes him up to show him the room, so that he can get cleaned up and changed. Curtis confides to Portia that he feels guilty for how things have gone with Marshall. He blames himself for how he ended up getting attacked. Portia assures him that it’s not his fault. He has Marshall’s pills from the hospital, so she offers to look at them (to see what they’re for), but Curtis figures that he’s invaded Marshall’s privacy enough. Stella comes back down and apologizes to Portia for how she lied to her before. Portia accepts her apology. Portia leaves for the hospital, so Stella advises Curtis to marry Portia because time goes by too fast. Curtis is committed to Portia but not ready for marriage yet. He tells Stella that he’s still recovering from his divorce from Jordan. Stella looks suddenly stricken (since she stole the divorce papers, and they were never filed).

Marshall returns and tells Curtis that he’s terrified now because he has to answer his questions. They sit down. Marshall makes it clear that it was his idea, not Irene’s (Curtis’s mother), to let the kids think he was dead. He explains that after he returned from Vietnam, he needed a purpose, which he found in protesting the war, civil rights, etc. Because of this, he was able to find his music again. Irene worried that he wasn’t getting enough sleep and was being paranoid. He felt like he was always being watched. He confesses that he had an episode, which was what led to him being arrested. The police put him in the psychiatric ward, where they diagnosed him as having schizophrenia. Curtis looks shocked.

Laura helps Elizabeth settle in at Shadybrook. Laura observes that Elizabeth looks rested. They talk about how she might be feeling, with her sleep medication wearing off. Elizabeth is mad at herself for accidentally taking too many and letting it overtake her life, but Laura points out that she didn’t have an outside perspective. Finn arrives, looking nervous and bearing flowers. Elizabeth is a little annoyed to see him because she’d asked him not to visit her. He looks hurt, so she explains to him that she’s very afraid of hurting him, like she did Chase. Laura says that they all know that she wouldn’t do that. Elizabeth explains that the doctors think she has disassociative fugure. She says she wasn’t ready to move on with him, like she thought she was. She still has to face what’s wrong. She tells him that when she’s with him, she feels like everything is great, but then she won’t be able to fix what’s wrong. Finn leaves but tells her that he’s not giving up on them.

Outside, Laura thanks Finn for coming. She tells him about her own battle in the past with mental illness and mentions that she had suppressed something from her past. He wonders if it’s more than grief that’s causing Elizabeth’s problems. Later, Cassandra sees Finn at GH and asks him if he saw Elizabeth. He explains that she asked him to leave. She is shocked to hear that. When she brings up Elizabeth’s grief, he wonders again if it’s more than that. He wonders if she’s suppressing something else. Cassandra doesn’t know of anything but brings up the fact that Elizabeth is estranged from her parents. Finn agrees to reach out to them to get answers.

Laura goes back in and chats more with Elizabeth, who’s afraid that she might still get arrested or sued for the things she did. Laura tries to reassure her. Laura wonders why the sleeping pills were in Elizabeth’s system for a year before any of the incidents occurred. She asks Elizabeth if anything happened more recently that she might have discussed in therapy. Elizabeth blanches and then abruptly says that she has to go lie down. Laura looks worried.

Valentin goes to the pool bar and trades barbs with Drew and Michael about this game they’re playing with ELQ. Valentin’s banter seems to bother Michael more than Drew. He thinks Valentin is planning something before the next shareholders’ meeting. Michael and Willow leave. Drew asks Carly if Willow is okay. She replies that Nina just got in her head. Drew praises Carly for being such a good friend. He says again how relieved he is that Nina’s not really Willow’s mom. Carly just smiles a forced smile. They joke around a bit about accepting her offer to help with ELQ.

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Andn’t want m wit your share of profits from the most recent games. Any one of your, uh, guys could have brought this. Why the special delivery? I needed to speak to you. Are you aware that the harbormaster was fired? Yeah. I heard. Vince was my point person when my shipments passed through port charles. You assured me easy passage for my merchandise. Without vince, will that change? Hey, brando. Are you coming or going? Ah, going. I just finished a workout. Is, uh, sonny around? You just missed him. Hm. Alright. Thanks. Yeah. Uh, dante. Uh, do you know sonny’s new guy? Dex? I mean, not really. Haven’t really spoken to him yet. Why? You know, I saw him earlier with sonny. I couldn’t hear everything, but they were talking about michael. It didn’t sound like good news. Well, sonny would never hurt michael, if that’s what you’re worried about. No, I’m not. It’s dex. It’s just… something about him. I’ve seen guys like him before in the service. You know, real eager to please the commander… or a boss. Sometimes taking matters into their own hands. You know, trying to deal with a problem to score points. You think dex might see michael as a problem he wants to solve — to try to impress sonny? I do. Well, things got pretty tense, which is about average for this family. I just… I’m hoping that you can come up with something better. Yeah, we’ll, uh — we’ll talk. Alright, bye. Can I help you? Hope so. What are you doing here? Showing initiative. Uh, hey. Brook lynn. I didn’t get a real chance to say hi at the society setups mixer. Yes, I see lucas, and no, he doesn’t mention your name. Thanks for the update. But, uh, th-that’s actually not why I wanted to check in. Cut to the chase, brad. You’re clearly working up to something. Just say it. Okay, uh… you’re big on social media, correct? I have a presence. So, uh, I was wondering if you happened to see a gif from the other night. Britt slogging her way, drunk and drenched

[Laughing] Out of the pool? Yeah, I saw it. Everyone saw it. Uh, j-just curious, um… what was the giveaway that britt was over-served? You mean wasted? Britt was drinking like a fish at the mixer. You would know — you kept refilling her drinks. I was trying to be a friend. Friends don’t let friends make public rants about how love is futile. If anything, that parachute guy actually saved her some embarrassment from saying something even more embarrassing. Now, the only embarrassment she has to live with is the existence of that gif. Any idea who posted it? I only sent it to one person. Oh, my god. It was you?! How could you do that to your supposed best friend? Suppo– britt is absolutely my best friend! Okay? A-and yes, in retrospect, it was a bad idea to send off that footage to an influencer, but… it was a little gif in a whole world of gifs!

[ Laughs ] Ah, classic. Britt: It’s character assassination. Plus, that video was taken without my knowledge or consent. Yes, I know it was a public place, but still! I want that gif deleted off the face of the earth! It’s a threat to my livelihood. I am chief of staff of general hospital. I can’t have my image smeared this way. Yes. I meant to say co-chief. Do you want to get fired? Since you’re so particular about details, find a legal one that fixes this before we both lose our jobs! Ugh! Gladys: Going somewhere? To the kitchen. To grab a glass of water. Need one? No, I’m good. You want a cookie? They’re delicious. I know. That is why I bought them. They’re for the deception support staff, to thank them for all their hard work. I was bringing them to work tomorrow. Whoops.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, well, I guess I’m support staff, too. Although I’m really suited for more. But you know what? There’s more cookies in the bakery box. Let’s just save them for brando. I’ll go get some more. Oh, I’ll come with you. No! Gladys, you won’T. You’ve got to stop. You’re driving me crazy.

[ Sighs ] Mother. I am sorry I’ve missed you — again. I’m going to keep calling until you talk to me. We both said things we shouldn’t have, and… …well, I don’t want to leave things this way. I’m not playing the autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disorder card, but… you said it — life is short. So call me. The new harbormaster will not be an issue. And what is the basis for your assurances? The basis is gonna be because I’m gonna handle the situation, you understand? It’s my territory. And have you forgotten who controls what goes on here? Me! I meant no disrespect. I’ve become aware that you have a competitor for your coffee business. Now the unexpected firing of your associate. Since we’ve agreed to keep each other informed of possible challenges to our territories, I think it only prudent to ask. Is someone new making a move? Michael: Did sonny send you? Mr. Corinthos doesn’t know I’m here. And I made sure no one saw me on my way up to the stable. Well, good. Make sure no one sees you on your way out. That was rude. Well, apparently not rude enough for you to get the message. This is private property. You shouldn’t be here. I’m not done. I came here for a reason. Oh, yeah? What reason would that be? Parachute guy’s back. Yes, by all means, gawk. Can’t say I blame you. He looks hot in actual clothes, too. I can’t disagree, and I have very high standards. He’s coming. How’s it going? Amazing. Uh, you guys mind if I join you? I forgot to book a chaise. Yes. I mean, no. I mean, we don’t mind. Please join us. I appreciate it. I’m cody, by the way. Oh, uh, brad. Or bradley. Whatever. Brook lynn quartermaine. You made quite the entrance the other night.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Oh, I’m sorry. It’s work. I got to go. It was nice to meet you, cody. You too. If you have somewhere to go, you know, you don’t have to stick around for me. Oh, no. No, no, no, no. I-I have nowhere else to be. Just here. And, uh, brook lynn was right, by the way. That parachute landing was a real attention-grabber.

[ Laughs ] Right. Didn’t exactly go as planned. Still, people were buzzing about it. About me or the hot mess that fell in the pool? Uh… britt: I didn’t fall. You slammed into me. We meet again. I agreed to you moving in here, but I did not agree to you acting as my babysitter or warden or whatever you’re doing. W-what am I doing? You’re following me around everywhere. It’s like you’re afraid to let me out of your sight. I’m just concerned about my favorite daughter-in-law. Hmm. That sounds cute and charming, but we both know what’s really going on here, don’t we? Okay. Maybe I’m hovering a little bit too much.

[ Scoffs ] But it’s because I saw that paparazzo trying to tempt you with drugs, and I don’t want you falling back into addiction. I did not take the bait. And I’m glad. But since you won’t tell brando about the pills, I have to stay close so I can recognize the signs if you slip. I won’t slip. Says you. Who are you fooling here? Me or yourself? ‘Cause I’ve done this dance before. They say once an addict, always an addict. You have to stay vigilant. Precisely!

I have to stay vigilant. Me. You can’t do it for me. You can’t protect me from my addiction. Gladys, if you want to know the truth, I can get drugs at any time. In our business, there are people around everywhere, using or selling. You’d be surprised. Well, not if I have anything to say about it. Exactly my point. If I wanted to use, I could. And I don’t care how much you helicopter me or try to run interference. I would find a way, and it wouldn’t be difficult. I went through a rehab program, remember? After my heart attack? From that cocaine laced with dextroamphetamines that cyrus gave me? That was a wake-up call. I know that in order to stay clean, I have to want to stay clean. And I do. But isn’t it good to have backup?

[ Sighs ] Gladys… I appreciate your concern. I really do. I know that it’s coming from a place of love. But you have to believe me. I am completely fine.

[ Knock on door ] Did you order something? Wait. Still getting stuff forwarded from my old apartment. I’ll take these cookies back to the kitchen.

[ Somber music plays ] Sasha, what is it?

[ Sniffles ]

I saw you being led away in handcuffs. Why aren’t you in jail? Because I didn’t do anything wrong? You were arrested.

You were hammered. Maybe that’s why your memory is so spotty. How’s your head feel? Did you get enough water to drink last night before bed? Thank you. Um, you can just bill it to my room. I’ve got — oh, I forgot. I already checked out. Um, do you think the front desk still has my credit card information? Oh, wait. Hey, I got that. Could you just add this to my order and put it on selina wu’s tab? What are you doing? Just being friendly. Thank you. I appreciate it. Talk to you for a minute? Why do you hate me? What?! First you make me an internet laughingstock. Now you’re aiding and abetting the enemy. And since when are you comfortable living large off auntie dearest? Okay, that’s a lot to unpack. But first, I don’t hate you. Britt, I adore you. And I’m sorry. I-I was a little tipsy when I sent off that footage of you climbing out of the pool to a friend. And secondly, cody didn’t mean to knock you into the pool. Cody? It’s cody now? That’s his name, britt. And he approached me. He did? Mm-hmm. I, uh, didn’t see that coming.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah, I wish. But sadly, uh, it’s nothing like that, alright? Brook lynn was with me, and then she took us. And you stayed to buy him lunch and a drink on auntie’s tab. Nothing wrong with showing some hospitality. Especially since, as I mentioned, cody didn’t knock you into the pool on purpose. Right. I was just in his way. You were standing awfully close to the edge when he landed. You mean when he literally dropped out of the sky in an unsafe manner? Unsafe, but spectacular! By the way, congratulations. You memory’s coming back.

[ Sighs ] If only I could forget. Is that supposed to be a joke? What kind of sicko would send those? I bought them while I was still pregnant.

[ Sniffles ] I thought brando would get a kick out of them. But they were back-ordered. I completely forgot about them. I’ll make sure they’re returned.

[ Sniffles ] I knew that they would be too big for a newborn, but…

[ Sniffles ]

[Voice breaking] …I figured that liam would grow into them eventually.

[ Knock on door ] Better not be more deliveries. Brook lynn. Hi. Come in. Gladys! You seem strangely happy to see me. What’s going on? They were for liam. Detective falconeri. And your cousin. It’s a family reunion. Did you invite this guy onto your property, michael? No. I don’t know who he is or why he’s here. Allow me to introduce you, michael. This is dex, sonny’s new hire. Ah, I see. Well, uh, dex, I think you took a wrong turn there. Must have. Have a nice day now. Okay. I’m going. Hold up, dex. You headed back to work? Yeah. Why? I think I’ll follow. Tell sonny about your, uh, bad sense of direction. You okay? Fine. What’d that guy want? Was he here about sonny’s problems with his coffee business? Look, dante, I said I’m fine. You can drop the whole “big brother” act. Just mind your own business. Don’t concern yourself. I’m taking care of the situation. I think I know the source. Which is…?

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] I’m handling it. I’m sure you are. But if there’s anything I can do… ms. Wu, all due respect, like I said before, it doesn’t concern you. Leave it alone.

And don’t think we’ve skated past what you did to me by recording that humiliating video. Oh, uh, thank you. I’ll have another one. Same tab. And give yourself a nice tip. I’m still furious. I wanted to record what you had to say for posterity. I didn’t believe that excuse the first time, either. You did seem a little persuaded.

[ Scoffs ] It was just an act. For my mother’s sake. If she smells fear, I’m done for. Sounds like she’s just worried about you. Since when are you on my mother’s side? It’s not about sides, britt. It’S…

[ Sighs ] Never mind. What? Look… I get that you’re upset that I sent that video. I-I was trying to be, I don’t know, relevant or — or something. But it was wrong and not okay. And even though I was a little lubricated myself… I should have had my guardrails up, alright? I should have been looking out for you. Just like I’m trying to do right now. But you make it impossible sometimes. What are you talking about? Something’s going on with you, and I’m worried. You’ve been acting weird for a while now, and at first I thought it was about jason. And I’m sure that’s part of it, but there’s something else. We’re besties, right? Talk to me. Tell me what’s going on with you. For real. Sasha forgot she ordered them, and the package was delivered here. Must have been a real shock, appearing out of the blue like that. I’m fine. I don’t see how that can be true. Because it has to be. Really, I’m, uh — I’m okay. What brings you by? Just some deception business. We can talk about it tomorrow. I would love to talk business right now. What’s up? Um, well… lucy heard from the people over at home & heart shopping channel. They want to give deception a one-hour slot. That’s amazing.

[ Laughing ] Yeah. What do we have to do? Well, we don’t have to do anything except get you ready. You know, you’ll — you’ll — you’ll chat up the talk show host, you’ll talk up the products, maybe do a little demonstration. Okay. This is great. This is great. Ha! But we’re gonna have to increase our inventory. I love home & heart. They have a lot of viewers who like to buy. But I’ve seen stuff sell out in 20 minutes and then the host has to vamp for the rest of the hour. Awkward.That won’t happen. Oh, are you saying I have more faith in our products than you do? Oh, no, I have no doubt that our cosmetics will sell, but I will just make sure to remind maxie and lucy to bulk up our inventory before we go on the air. We’ll make sure that we don’t sell out. I’ll be right back. Where are you going? Bathroom, gladys. Please offer brook lynn some lemonade… and some cookies. So, gladys, how’s she really doing? Mind my own business? Michael, we came here because brando had a bad vibe about that dex kid, and it turns out he was right. Okay, he showed up here to either intimidate you or rough you up, and we wanted to make sure you were okay. Look, you don’t need to get involved. Well, it’s too late. I am involved. Okay? Dex is one of sonny’s guys, apparently. And, uh, sonny’s business has had some setbacks recently. Corinthos coffee lost some lucrative contracts, uh, the harbormaster abruptly was fired, and the new guy is, uh, being obstructive. Do you know anything about that? I mean, every business has its ups and downs, right? Right. Even sonny’S. Yeah, that’s what I thought. Listen, man… why can’t you see that you going after sonny just makes everyone’s lives worse? Is it all worth it just to try and humiliate our father? What’s going on? Dante and I found dex at the quartermaine estate with michael. Michael? Is he — michael’s okay. Dante and I got there in time. “In time”? What are you talking about? We were just having a conversation. I wasn’t gonna clip the guy. But even if you two hadn’t rolled up, michael would have been okay…eventually. Listen to me right now. You touch one of my kids… and I will kill you myself!

You’re right. I have beengoing through something. See? That’s what I’m saying. Don’t you think it might feel better talking to someone? L-like me? You’re making it harder on yourself just keeping it all in. I can’t say anything if you don’t start talking. Then talk already. I was about to! Now I need to compose my thoughts again! Oh, I swear, brad, sometimes you just get on my last nerve. Oh, he’s coming. He’s coming over here. What? Who? What? Aren’t you done yelling at this guy? If this is how you talk to your friends, it’s — how I talk to my friends is none of your business and something you will never experience. Now, why don’t you leave before I change my mind and sue you for bodily harm? Your, uh, body does not look like it was harmed to me. Do you ever stop? Unlike you, dr. Westbourne, I prefer to be nice to people. I meet them with a smile instead of a bark. H-how do you know my name?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, it’s all over my feed. Stupid supply chain. Sasha turned pale as a ghost when she saw these. Didn’t feel too good for me, either. I’m so sorry, gladys. You know, I’ll take them with me when I leave. I’ll donate them. Thanks. Yeah. Sooner they’re out of here, the better. Yeah. You know, chase — we, uh… chase and I, we gathered all of bailey’s belongings when she moved home with maxie. You know, all of her clothes and her toys and [Scoffs] The 552 baby accessories that you don’t even know exist until you’re caring for a child. But we still forgot stuff at the quartermaine nursery. You know, some onesies that she outgrew, a stuffed animal. And a few weeks after I moved home, I went into the nursery to get a toy for wiley and… …I just stopped in my tracks. I was taken by such surprise. I just started looking through the drawers and the closet, and that’s when I found the stuffed animal. And I just sat in the rocking chair and just bawled. And that’s with me knowing that bailey is alive and well and with her real mom. You know, I just — I can’t imagine what it’s like for sasha to be reminded of liam. Oh. Maybe I should go check on her. She hasn’t been gone for too long. Well, still, I-I’d — I’d feel better if — if I looked in on her. Gladys, it’s understandable that she’s upset. Is there another reason why you’re so concerned with sasha? She’s my family. That’s — there’s no such thing as being too concerned. Yeah, but you seem overly worried. Is there a reason for that? Look, I don’t want trouble with you, dante, but every single time we talk about this, it’s pretty clear you’re siding with sonny. I’m not siding with anybody, michael. I’m trying to keep the peace. And you keep escalating things. Sonny’s not working against you. You know that, right? C-come on. He sided with nina. H-he testified for her. I mean, now — now, apparently, it’s not her fault that, uh, she didn’t tell him that he had a family waiting for him. And then he tells the judge that nina should be able to see wiley. Now, it’s not a surprise, but it still felt like a pretty big betrayal. Okay, look, I can’t defend sonny doing that. I happen to not agree with what he did at nina’s hearing. Yeah, a-and — and sonny’s testimony was just the start. Then scott baldwin starts questioning me about — about claudia zacchara’s death. Now, according to him, I bludgeoned a helpless woman and nelle was justified in hiding wiley from me. Who cares what scott baldwin says? He’s full of crap! The judge knows that. No. Scott — scott is acting on nina’s orders! And then there was sonny in the courtroom sitting on her side. So don’t talk to me about peace, alright? I don’t want peace. Sonny didn’t just betray me, his family. He betrayed himself, he betrayed his code that he instilled in me my whole life. “Family first,” right? No, he doesn’t care about his family. He proved that. Alright, michael. Maybe you can just tell me how messing up sonny’s business balances the scales. Hey, I’m not doing anything illegal. Well, you got the harbormaster fired, didn’t you? Come on, we all know that guy was in on the take. You can’t tell me, as a law enforcement officer, you’re not happy that that guy’s out of commission. I don’t care! I could care less. I care about you. I want to know what’s going on with you. This isn’t like you. Oh, right, ’cause — right, so now it’s on me to forgive, right? To make — to make allowances, while sonny does what he wants, takes what he wants, and lets everyone else around him pay the price. No, no more. I-I don’t — I… I want wiley to grow up the son of a successful businessman, not the grandson of a mobster. Okay. You want wiley to grow up the son of a successful businessman who’s obsessed with revenge? Does that make you any better than sonny? You want to cut him out of your life? Cut him out of your life! But you’re never gonna be done with him if your entire life revolves around getting revenge. My family — every one of them, and that includes michael — is off limits. Do I make myself understood? Absolutely. Understood, boss. Wait for me while I walk brando out. I’m grateful for what you did. But answer me something. Why did you go after him in the first place? I was at the gym when you and dex were talking, and I… I could hear part of your conversation. I wasn’t trying to eavesdrop, but I couldn’t help it. Go on. It’s just something about his attitude. Just rubbed me the wrong way. It was instinct, you know? Yeah, I do. I appreciate everything you do for my family. Anytime. Now, you go ahead and go, go. Go to that beautiful wife. I think I will.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll see you, sonny. Okay. I gave you a job. What is it? To check and see if any other vendors have canceled your business. So, where did you hear “michael” in that order? Nowhere, sir. But — there’s no “buts”! When I give you an order, you need to obey it. Just do what I want. Nothing less, nothing more. That doesn’t work for me.

just delete it!

[ Laughs ] Why would I do that? Because it’s taken out of context. It doesn’t show you knocking me into the water. You should be thanking me for my skill. If I had plowed into you at full speed — pssh! Who knows? Why are you even standing here? You should be locked up for creating a public nuisance and flying a parachute without a license. I don’t even know if that last one is an offense — ugh! Shut up! That’S…

[ Sighs ] As far as I can tell, you are just a drifter who literally blew into town whom I can’t wait to blow back out. The only reason I haven’t sued you is because I don’t want you hanging around for the court date. Oh, well, you’re welcome to try. I don’t really have anything that’s worth taking, alright? I was paid to parachute into that pool, which I did. I can’t be held responsible because you were standing too close to the edge. Furthermore, I have evidence that you weren’t injured as a result. I know that you walked right out of that pool of your own considerable glory. I swear, if you bring that up again, that phone will end up in the bottom of the pool! Dr. Westbourne. How nice to see you again. Ms. Wu. And you are? I’m just cody bell. I’m blowing through. We have a meeting. I know. That’s why I’m here. Shall we? Mm. Play nice. You can leave now. I will, once I get what I’m owed. I don’t owe you anything. Not everything’s about you. I’m waiting for someone. Wait somewhere else. Is there something I don’t know about? Is that why you’re staying here with sasha and brando? Why? Do you think it’s strange they’d want me here with them? Come on, gladys. Sasha is my friend. She’s also a pivotal part of deception. Look, I want to know so I can help. I’ll be okay, brook lynn.

[ Clears throat ] I just needed to splash some water on my face. The home & heart spot is a huge opportunity for deception. I’m excited for us, but I admit I’m also a little nervous being on camera and having all the focus be on me. That’s why I want to prepare. That’s the best way I know how to conquer my jitters. Totally get it. We will prep you, coach you. We will beat those jitters into submission. Well, let’s get to it, shall we? Okay. We should discuss which products to present and talk about the order to present them in to achieve maximum sales. Okay. I’m gonna take some notes to forward on to lucy. I was thinking that we need to start out with a bang, you know, to get the — the audience’s attention. I was thinking lips. Hey, uh, gladys, you’re not on the clock, so you don’t have to stick around for this. I’m not going anywhere. This is fun. Just pretend I’m not here. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with your work so far. You’ve accomplished every one of the tasks that I’ve given you. Last night at the poker game, judge abbott told me that you were quite charming. I’ll admit, I’m actually enjoying the job so far. You sound surprised. Oh, no, no. Well, I… you know that I had had my heart set on working at G.H. So I was just thrown when you intervened. But I had no idea what the job would entail. I’m aware that you were hesitant to get involved with one of my enterprises. However, I have a talent of matching people with the task they’re best suited for. And so far, you’ve impressed me. That’s, uh — that’s great to hear. Because… I think I’m ready for more. Are you? Yes. I want to make a — a real contribution to the family business. What did you say? With all respect, mr. Corinthos, I don’t think you want a robot. You want someone who can think for himself, who can anticipate problems and deal with them so you don’t have to. You think that’s you? I barely know you. You haven’t earned my trust. Yes, sir. I’m sorry for going to see your son today. I-I know I went too far. It’s just… hell, I… I was trying to impress you. I know I can do more for you, and I wanted to prove it. I didn’t think it through. I blew it. And I-I’m really sorry. I just want a chance, mr. Corinthos. I was trying to show initiative. Dex. Sir. I appreciate your enthusiasm. But you’re not there yet. And the way you’re gonna get there… …is to listen to what I say and obey my orders. Does that mean I didn’t screw it all up? That you’ll give me another chance?

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Hm. 10 emails from the board.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, wow. Now 11. You have no experience in my organization, brad. You need to study and learn the business and then complete the necessary training for a higher position. I’m up for the challenge. So you say. But why should i invest in you now? Because we’re family? I’ve been let down by family before. Who? It’s time to go. You can prove your dedication right now. Oh! Now. Oh. Okay, um… terry.

[ Chuckles nervously ] I wouldn’t blame you if you’re avoiding my calls. Um, I’m — I’m probably not gonna come in today, for obvious reasons. If you are fielding calls from the board, I am so sorry. I…

[ Sighs ] I will talk to you later. Careful. Your face will freeze that way. This pool debacle is ruining my life and my reputation. How is anyone gonna take me seriously now? I swear, I should sue. You absolutely should.

[ Sighs ]

[ Pills rattle ] No!

[ Pills clatter ]

[ Knock on door ] It’s dante. You here about michael? I know everything that happened. Yeah, I figured brando would’ve told you. Who is this dex guy? What the hell’s he doing? I had a conversation with dex. I put him on notice. I swatted him. And I can tell you right now, he’s not gonna do anything without checking with me first. He’s gonna follow my orders. Believe me.

[ Sighs ] Alright, thanks, drew. Let’s, uh, circle back when I get to the office. I’m out running a quick errand. Alright, bye. Twice in one day. Is everything okay? Sure thing, boss. Sonny slapped my hand. I promised to be good from now on. Alright, look. You coming to the quartermaine estate was out of line. My family is off limits. I’ve heard that one before. Do I look like I’m joking? No. It’s just ironic… considering you hired me to take down your father.

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[ Groans ] Brad: Wakey wakey.

[ Sighs ] Ahh! Hair of the dog?

[ Sighs ] Ugh. Water? Aspirin. Dr. Obrecht: Does your poor little head hurt? Just wait, britta. I’ll bring the real pain.

[ Sighs ]

[ Breathes sharply ]

The role of brando corbin

is temporarily being played

by brad schmidt. Hey, brando. Hey. Sorry I’m late. No, you’re not late — I’m just early. You okay? Yeah. Mother needed, uh, help moving furniture. It’s, uh — yeah, I’ve got to tell you — it’s a hell of a thing, you and sasha putting up gladys. That’s definitely one way to describe it. You know what? I can take her off your hands and just put her up in a little place, if you want. Yeah, thanks, but there really is no need. Sasha seems to be happy about it. Really? Yeah. Can you believe that? No. Hey, look, whatever makes sasha happy makes me happy. And besides, you got enough family on your plate already.

[ Horse whinnies softly ]

[ Chuckles ] It’s impressive.

[ Horse whinnies softly ] He is. Leo like him? Oh, he’s doing backflips.

[ Horse whinnies softly ] That, uh — that kid is really blossoming. Those therapy sessions have done wonders. Now, you and olivia have really come through for him. Well, we’re his parents. Did you expect anything less?

[ Horse whinnies ] No, not at all. You, uh, you always stand up for your family. Which is how — how I know [Sighs] Come next week, the shareholders’ meeting that, uh, elq will finally be back under family control. Carly: Then let me be your friend. Let me help you save elq from valentin. I wonder if that’s the first time the words “save elq” have been uttered by anyone other than a quartermaine. I was a full-fledged quartermaine once upon a time. Mm. Twice, if you count my marriage to jason. And now? Now I’m just an honorary member. Mm. [ Clears throat ] What? I’m sorry. I’m just imagining monica having a sudden urge to toss salt over her shoulder. Anyway, the police dropped me off at a psychiatric ward. There, they put me on a 72-hour hold for observation. And that’s when they were able to diagnose me.

[ Sighs ] With what? Schizophrenia, man. Aunt stella, is this the secret that you’ve been keeping from me all these years? You didn’t travel all the way to new york and back to get answers from me. I know it’s hard. But we’re just getting started, curtis. And now is not the time to turn away. Talk to your father.

Schizophrenia. You know, when I first heard a-about your arrest… and learned that they put you in an institution, I thought it was because of the war — ptsd, depression, mania, something like that.

[ Breathes deeply ] Not this. Hearing it the first time was a surprise for me, too. Were there any signs when you were younger? Did — did anyone see any signs before the arrest? Well — stella: You’ve been playing out this moment a long time, marshall. At least since you decided to look for your son. You knew it might come to this, and now it has. The moment has arrived. Time to meet it. All right. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Go away! Wach auf!

Nein! Steh auf und begruesse

den morgen… give it — …mit einem laecheln!

Schnell! Give it back! I’m trying to sleep!

[ Sighs ] It’s nearly noon! Actually, it’s closer to 10:00 — okay. Go away. I don’t feel well. Oh, my god. Easy, easy, easy. Put her there. Ohhh. Here’s the deal, britta. From us, you will receive a long overdue course correction.

[ Sighs ] You have lost your way. Britt. No one hates this more than me. Maybe except you…

[ Sighs ] …But welcome to your intervention. Ta-da. Monica and i are doing great. For us. Well, I think the détente that you have with monica is reason enough not to risk upsetting that balance by involving yourselfin elq matters. You’re really turning your nose up at my offer? Are you really doing that? Look. It’s a generous offer. But even your own son turned it down the first time you floated it. You’re — michael works for aurora — you’re the owner. You’re really opposed to me buying in? No, I’m opposed to you putting yourself at great risk on my behalf. Aurora trades on the open market, right? So I don’t really need your permission to buy in. I can help you whether you like it or not. Always here to help — you know that — ’cause you’re my family. Indeed, I do. Especially, uh, family that accepts my help. Things still no good with michael? Not likely at this point. Sasha told me things went in his favor at the hearing yesterday. I assumed maybe that might, uh, clear the way for a truce. Not after I gave my testimony. I just — look, I just wanted to get to the truth. I might have said some things that people didn’t want to hear. But, uh, no decision is gonna help… me and michael at this point. Sorry to hear that. I mean, is there anything I can do to help? Maybe talk to him? Yeah, thanks for the offer, but, uh… I don’t want anything to alienate you and michael. Alright, well, listen, just let me know if anything changes, okay? Yeah, yeah. And just so you know, I don’t — I don’t — I, uh… things are gonna get worse between me and michael. Dex: Boss? What is it? We’ve got problems.

Both of you — ow, ow, ow. Vamoose!

Schnell, vite! This behavior is unacceptable. I am not the one who barged into my hotel room. How did you even get in? We told olivia we thought you were going to go full world tour guns n’ roses. And that there might be alcohol poisoning. Which might involve emts and bring bad publicity for the hotel. And that load of bull made a five-star hotelier violate one of their residents’ privacy? No, she said something like, “blah, blah, blah, privacy policy, yadda yadda” — I’m paraphrasing. Oh. Then how? I created a distraction. While I swiped a housekeeper’s key card. Wow. After all the trouble you’ve both been in, neither of you can make it to 10:30 without at least a little crime spree.

[ Scoffs ] A hotel might not be concerned about your reputation, but you definitely should be, okay? Especially once that G.H. Rumor mill gets going. You’re going to leave poor terry defending you while the hospital board tries to take your head.

[ Scoffs ] Wow. There should be a law against this much melodrama this early in the morning. Melodrama? This is hardly melodrama, britta.

[ Sighs ] This is tragedy. Your reputation and livelihood will be in peril once word spreads of your bravura performance. Performance? W-what performance? It’s not my fault I got dunked by an exhibitionist himbo dropping literally out of the sky. And objectively speaking — quite hot. Yes, by all accounts, cody der fallschirmspringer is a specimen worthy of study. But we are referring to your swan dive and the tantrum that preceded it. And since when did speaking my truth

[Stammers] Turn into a tantrum? Since it involves public displays of disorderly conduct.

[ Scoffs ] “Disorderly”? I was simply calling out the romantic industrial complex! Uh, it was sloppy.

[ Scoffs ] Okay, you know what? I’m sure, like most things I say, it fell on deaf ears, and no one will notice anything. Ah, yes. It’s all over your social media feeds. Of all the humiliations you have brought upon this family, britta, this might be the most devastating. You have become a meme. Hold on. Wait, wait, wait. H-how did this — w-who re– who recorded me? So the judge — she sent me back to see some doctors. And the doctors — they told me — told me again what was wrong with me. It took me a while to come around to it. Even now, I wake up some days wondering if it wasn’t all just a bad dream. But that notion doesn’t last. No, mnh-mnh, no, no. I get up. I get up and feel my — my aches [Chuckles] And my pains, and I — I know that’s real. I look around, I see the same room I went to sleep in the night before. I see my clothes the way I left them, and I know — I know that’s real. And I go outside, and I smell the air.

[ Inhales sharply ] Good or bad, it don’t matter. The air is the air. Good or bad weather, I-I step out into the world, I close my eyes, and I embrace the noise around me. And I know — I know ain’t nobody after me and that I’m safe in my body — I’m safe in the world. And I know that’s real. I step forward into my day every day. And I walk, curtis. I walk toward my music, and I know that’s real. I’ve had no break with reality — I stay on my meds, and my meds keep me level. And you really don’t feel anything? Sure, sure, the side effects of the drugs, but…that beats the alternative, don’t it? Great. Now that it’s been decided, I’m gonna go find a bottle of champagne, and we’re gonna celebrate. Could you be trying to ditch me to go off and call your broker before michael intervenes? Isn’t the fact that you’re trying to end-run me reason enough just to let this go? What is so impossible about letting me help you? Because I didn’t ask for your help. But you’re getting it, anyway. But I don’t need it. Everybody needs help, especially those too proud to ask for it. Or doesn’t it matter if you get elq back? I come bearing gifts.

[ Horse whinnies ] It’s to mount over the stable door. I have a sign-maker on stand-by to forge something for you as soon as you and olivia and leo decide on a name. Maybe “the lucky leo ranch”? I don’t know. I will submit your suggestion to the decision makers. Mm. In the meantime, let’s not pretend that you came down here to look at the horse. Yeah, look, I just —

[ Sighs ] I wanted to talk things out. I-I hate being at odds with you. Nor I you. Ned, you are the one who insisted all along that valentin needs to go. Mm-hmm. He has done an admirable job, but he’s not a quartermaine. Exactly. I am. You, me, and drew — all quartermaines. And we all want to keep the company in the family. Mm-hmm. We just disagree as to how. No, I — come on, I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t go that far. Look, we all want a lean, mean elq, even more nimble and profitable than it is now. So how do we make that happen?

[ Scoffs ] D-drew and I have been negotiating against ourselves. We made you an offer, but, you know, you haven’t budged. Well, I haven’t found much in your offer worth budging on.

[ Sighs ] I’ve given a lifetime to elq, and in return, you offered what? Busywork and an empty title. You can do better. Tell me how. You know how. Look, drew and I agree that ceo is off the table so put something else on it. You must have been working on a — on a counter, right? So, come on, let’s hear it. Brando, can you excuse us for a sec? Of course. What’s the problem? Last night’s coffee shipment has been held up on the docks. Did you talk to the harbormaster? ‘Cause vince will clear this — vince got fired yesterday.

[ Chuckles ] There’s some new guy in charge now. He wasn’t receptive to my request to speed along the inspection. Okay. The product can sit on the docks for a little while. It’s coffee business — it’s not gonna get impounded. But this staff change — it concerns me. I’ll look into it. Okay. What’s the other — you said “problems,” right? What’s the other problem? Someone’s trying to cut into your market share. We’ve got competition.

Of course I want elq back in quartermaine hands. It’s my daughter’s legacy. It’s your legacy. Uh, maybe, to a lesser degree, sure. What are you talking about? Do you not feel like a quartermaine yet? At best, a quartermaine-come-lately. Oh, my god, are you blind? Don’t you see the way monica looks at you? Or how michael and brook lynn look up to you? Or how ned is threatened by you? I’ve been around many quartermaines, and I can say, from up close and personal observation, you fit right in. Coming from you, I’m not sure I take that as a compliment.

[ Laughs ] Okay. Not a quartermaine like edward — although he’s very nice down deep. You’re the other quartermaine — you’re lila. And there’s no better compliment than that. Sonny: What competition? The managers at the grill and every city franchise of haven bistro have canceled their contracts. They’re declining delivery of corinthos coffee, buying from someone else instead. I know I’m new, and this is probably just a drop in the bucket. What’s it feel like to you? A sign of things to come. Think it’s wu? Wu and I have an arrangement. My connections on the docks are important to her. And vince was my guy. Think they’re connected? I do. And I think I know who’s behind both. You taped me? Ow, no! No, no, no, no, no, no, no. I-I did not tape you! The recording is digital. Oh! Aaahhhh! Dr. Obrecht: Stop! This cavalcade of indignity’s gone on long enough. Damn it, brad!

[ Grunts ] Why?! I did it for you! So you can look back on it one day and see how far you’d come. Y-y-you be reclining safely in your as-yet-unmet-husband’s arms, watching this old video of you at your lowest. We can only hope this is her lowest. A-and you and he will laugh a-and laugh a-and just —

[ Laughs ] Yes, and you can sit there watching this with a few dozen cats, looking on with disdain on a loop, over and over and over. It’s part of the historical record. Okay. Does the “historical record” show that I was the wronged party?! That I was dive-bombed by a beefcake?! Oh. Okay, look, nobody’s saying you could have known that hot hunk-o-man was going to chicken little right on top of you. But some might say that this was a prayer answered. You had just said something about love falling from out of the sky.

[ Snorts ] And you think this is what I meant? As far as downward projectiles go, you could do worse. We’re way off topic. We’re concerned that you haven’t really been yourself. For a long time now. Instead of your mean-but-in-a-fun-way self, you’ve been mopey, even a little aimless. So if I’m not stealing embryos or tormenting nurses,

[Scoffs] I’m adrift? Do you really feel like you’re running at 100%? I had one bad day. In a string of bad days. Well, they’re my days, and I don’t have that many of them left, okay?! So whether they’re bad or not, it’s nobody’s business but mine!

[ Scoffs ] Come on, britt. You’re a thoroughbred. Did you just compare me to a horse? Uh… horses are beautiful and noble creatures with long, narrow faces and killer cheekbones. Why aren’t you recording this, james wong howe, for historical records? First of all, thank you for referencing a cinematic genius of cantonese descent. Yeah, I thought you’d like that, but I still hate you. Second, my point is, you’re strong and resilient, one of the bravest people there is. So why are you bellyaching about the days you have left when you know you’re gonna outlive us all? The meds — could they have had something to do with your episode a few months back? Mm. Yeah, sometimes they yank my blood pressure around. But, uh, the doctors — they’re always tinkering with the dosage and — and the cocktail, you know? And they work? 100% of the time? Are you asking me if hear voices or hallucinations? No, no. I-I — I just want to know what to look for, okay? Because if it was serious enough to drive you away the first time, then it could drive you away again. And I don’t want to lose you a second time. Curtis. No, w-we could have helped you, you know? Family helps people t-that they love through — through — through — through illnesses just like this. Son — son, you and tommy were babies. And besides, your mama, she had enough on her hands. And was that her choice? No, it was mine… …alright, and irene’S. I’m not saying she agreed so much as she acquiesced. To tommy and me believing you were dead. Curtis, I was afraid, man. I was afraid of the man I might have become had I stayed.

Curtis, you wore a badge for how many years?

[ Sighs ] Enough. And in all that time on the street, you never crossed paths with — with one of those “lost” people? You mean homeless? Of course. No, not just unhoused… …unmoored. You know what I mean? Shambling down the street, words all — all — all garbled, carrying on to themselves, responding to something nobody else can hear. And alone… always alone. When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia, son, that was my immediate fear. That I would end up being one of the lost. But if you were at home, you could have been with your loved ones who could have kept you moored. No, mnh-mnh, I couldn’t take that chance. My delusions were of the paranoid type. I thought —

[ Chuckles ] Man, I thought the government was after me. But you said you never had a relapse. I got lucky. And at that time, there was no way to predict that. Okay, but there are hospitals out there. We still could have helped you. Curtis, I needed to protect my wife and my kids while I still was capable of making the choice. What if it all went wrong? What if the medicine didn’t even work? What if the medicine stopped working? Maybe you can’t imagine the hurt and the shame I could have brought down on you. But I have. And it’s haunted me every day of my life. I was in danger of becoming someone else — not the man your mama married, not the man I knew, not the father I wanted you and tommy to know or even be around. So I took their deal, and then took their meds…

[Voice breaking] …And I took off. I’m sorry.

[ Crying ] I’m sorry I hurt you…

[ Sniffles ] …And I hurt tommy. But at that time, I didn’t know what else to do. I wish that I’d met lila. But I do know enough about her to take that as a compliment. Yes! Score one for me.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know if I’ll ever feel completely comfortable in that house, but I don’t remember the last time that I felt like a stranger. That’s how jason felt, although he didn’t use those words. What would jason say about you trying to buy into aurora? He’d tell me to stay out of it. So would you stay out of it if jason told you to? No. I ignored jason’s advice all the time…

[ Sighs ] …And he never held it against me. I mean, I’m sure at some point we were in the middle of a crisis of my making, and he said, “I told you so,” but I don’t know. I can’t remember. And you’re holding me to the same standard? No, I am not. Because you already schooled me on that. Mm! Jason was jason, and you are you. Although there are definitely some similarities, you are your own person. You advised me to stay out of it. I considered your advice. I’m just not gonna take it. I think I’m gonna make a lot of money on this merger. You are not doing this for the money. You are doing this to back michael and me. That’s right, because michael’s my son, and it’s the least I can do to settle up with you. And what debt do you think you’re repaying? Thanks, dex, for the update. Should I look into it? Try and figure out who’s making moves? Okay. Check with the other clients, see if anybody’s ready to make a switch.

[ Cellphone rings ] Go ahead, take — take — take that. Thanks, boss. Yeah. Still want to spar? Nah, I think somebody… has already taken a — a swing at me. Any idea who? Yep. My own son. Co-president.

[ Horse whinnies in distance ] Yeah, I’m not, uh, I’m not sure about the — the “co,” uh, ned.

[ Sighs ] Drew and i are looking at that for a — a shared ceo position. I’m not referring to myself. I mean the three of us. We share power. We divide responsibilities. Each will be overseeing a division according to our ability. The big decisions come down to a vote amongst the three of us. It’s equitable, it’s transparent, and it’s a sign of good faith that the three of us can move together in the future as a unit. What do you say? Dr. Obrecht: Brad, please leave us.

[ Sighs ] Feel better. Look at this place. This isn’t fit for schwein. Everything is exactly how I want it. I find that hard to believe. Why? Because I prefer to store my bra on the lampshade? Or I-I’m not ashamed of being single? And I don’t care if I die alone?!

Pardon my intrusion. If your life pleases you, who am I to argue? Mother, please stop. Okay? I’m sorry I jumped down your throat. Don’t apologize, britta. If anyone should apologize — please let me finish. I do appreciate your help. I do. And I know you mean well, even if good intentions are still a relatively new concept for you. And I gave society setups my best shot, and it didn’t pan out. And that’s okay, but I tried. And now I’m [Sighs] — I’m going to take a break from putting myself out there. Come. This isn’t about whether or not you meet someone, britta. It never was. If you don’t wish to share your life with another person, I’ll respect that.

[ Chuckles ] Perhaps my happiness with scott has turned me into a hopeless romantic. Or your version of one. I want the people I care about to be as happy as I am.

[ Sighs ] And since that number is rather small, I can devote more energy to each of you than the usual meddler. Okay. Well [Sighs] Maybe meddle with nina? And her recovering amnesiac mafiosi? I’m getting nowhere near that schlamassel. As for you, I only wanted you to feel the happiness I’ve but recently discovered. What I have with scott — okay, okay. Please, no details, please. I will simply say that a gruff, sturdy, ethically-flexible man who worships me…

[ Chuckles ] It’s — it’s a nice change of pace.

[ Breathes sharply ] I’m happy for you. Thank you. And I apologize for attempting to foist my idea of contentment onto you. But I do not apologize for butting in when I see my only living child flailing. And make no mistake, britta, you are. Was that enough detail for you?

[ Sighs ] For now. Good. Then I’m gonna take some rest.

[ Grunts ] Dad? I have one more question. Son, I’m tired. Just one? Uh, I’ll make it an easy one. Um, about your drug regimen. Mm. It’s been honed and refined over the years, right? It has. And in all those years, you really never had an episode or a relapse or whatever? I told you. Been lucky. Why? How come you didn’t come back years ago? Why now?

[ Chuckles ] What could you possibly think that you owe me? What was that little head nod? Was that — was that about the dna results, or was that because willow doesn’t know yet? It was the results. I heard from the lab. And? Nina’s not willow’s mother. Where to start? I mean, I messed up the whole victor cassadine plan. That was an honest mistake. And you’ve been there for me since my marriage crashed and burned. Well, yeah. That’s what friends do for each other. Nobody owes anybody anything. But you could have turned your back on me at any time. You could have, and — and come on, let’s be honest. Before you went to afghanistan, we had grown apart. We had? Stop. It’s not how I think of it. How can you not think of it like that? I mean, yeah, we hit a little bit of a rough spot when jason came back.

[ Scoffs ] I didn’t really know how or where we belonged in each other’s lives. It was tricky navigating through that. But I-I never once doubted us. And I knew that we’d find our way back to each other. To… …the friendship that we used to have. Or if we didn’t, we’d create a new one. And look at us now. We did it. This is a new angle — targeting my legit enterprises. Somebody’s throwing their weight around, interfering with my supply chain, messing with my client– you know what? That — I want — I-I-I’m gonna give michael some credit because he’s smart. He knows how to strategize. Has he ever come after you through your businesses before? No, but — but he thinks I abandoned my family. But michael only sees what he wants to see. Which is ironic, because when he got together with willow, she was married to chase. He only makes allowances for himself…

[Voice breaking] But not for his own dad. Problem? Nothing I can’t solve.

You can protes doesn’t care. But you should. You’re the reason “why now.” All these years, I kept my eyes on you from afar. I witnessed your struggles and your triumphs. Some made me proud — others broke my heart. But I never dared to interfere. Not until you finally gave me a sign. What sign? The savoy, man. Your club.

[ Breathes sharply ] When you opened up a place for music, it was like — it was like god itself was telling me you were ready. Or [Chuckling] Maybe it was telling me I was ready. In any event, I’m sorry I was late, son.

[ Sighs ] But I’m here now. And you’re staying? And I’m staying.

[ Chuckles ] Come here, girl. Get over —

[ Laughs ]

[ Laughs ] I’m not flailing, mother. I’m — you are. You just don’t see it. And you are certainly not living up to your potential. Look at yourself,

mein liebling. You are letting life pass you by. One could make a convincing case that you are wallowing. Because none of the candidates put up by society setups interest me? I don’t know what to tell you, mother.

[ Scoffs ] I’ve raised my standards.

[ Sighs ] I want a man who will not only save my life, but…who I can trust with my darkest secrets. So meone who can look mein the face and not flinch when I tell them I have huntington’s disease, and I am inevitably gonna die a horrible, debilitating death. Know any guys like that? Because the only one I’ve met is — is buried under seven tons of rock on cassadine island. You’ve had almost a year to make peace with jason’s death and your diagnosis. Since when is there a time limit on grief or facing my own mortality? You’re not the only person who must…

[Breathes deeply] Content yourself with whatever time you have left. You have friends and — and a cousin and a nephew and a mother who love you. And will miss you when you’re gone. I, for one, will be devastated. With the life I’ve led, do you think I ever expected to outlive my children? Nathan is gone. And every morning I wake up grateful for each moment I have left with you.

[ Voice breaking ] When will you ever, ever feel the same? I’ll take your offer to drew, and guess we’ll see what he says. You don’t seem very enthusiastic. Well, uh, to be honest, I don’t — I don’t think this is going to appeal to drew. An equal distribution of power between the three of us. I mean, it doesn’t account for the risk that drew is taking on the aurora side. Okay. Yes, drew takes some risk, you reap the benefits, and then the two of you turn me into your underling. Come on. Drew has never even worked for elq. Maybe not, but I did. Look, I was ceo for years while you were doing music and — and other stuff. And long before you found yourself in the executive suite, I was changing your diapers! Okay, let’s not get personal, ned. Ned! Look, if you lose sight of what’s at stake, we all lose. Well, it’s good to know that we’ve managed to push through, although I’m probably the only one who’s been doing the pushing because you feel like everything’s been fine the entire time.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, sorry about that. Next time, I’ll clue you in. From now on, no more secrets. Okay. How about this? How about I don’t stand in the way of your investment… but you got to keep me honest. You got to tell me if I start veering away from lila and start heading towards edward. You gotta tell me right away. Oh, don’t worry. I will.

[ Sighs ] Headed out? Yeah, I gotta stop the bleeding. How can I help? Just asking is plenty. Like, it’s a sensitive situation. I mean, if I can’t talk to michael, I can talk to dante. Or maybe the two of us together can get michael to the table. You know, see if the two of you can hammer out a peace? Brando, you’re a good guy. Stay that way. You don’t want to get involved in this.

[ Sighs ] Sonny, you said it yourself. Alright, this is legit business, which means there’s nothing I can’t know. And since it’s also family, I… I don’t want things to get so bad between you and michael that you can’t find your way back. I think we’re a little too late for that. Hey, so, uh, I just talked to ned. He came back at me with a counter.

[ Breathes deeply ] I was not very enthusiastic, and things got pretty tense, which is average for this family. But I was hoping that you could come up with something better. We’ll, uh — we’ll talk, alright? Bye. Can I help you? Hope so.

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Brad apologizes to Britt for making the gif that could cost her the job of Co-chief of staff at the hospital. Brad is worried about Britt. Britt is about to tell him about her illness but they are interrupted by Brad’s Aunt Selina who tells Brad she is impressed by how he is running the poker games. Brad tells his aunt he wants more responsibility in the family business. Selina tells Brad he needs to learn the business before she can give him more responsibility.

Sasha gets a package that she bought for Liam when she was pregnant with him. Sasha is sad and leaves Brook Lynn and Gladys so she can cry and splash water on her face. Brook Lynn tells Sasha that she will have to present Deception Cosmetics to the Heart and Home shopping Channel.

Brandon arrives home just when Sasha is trying to open a bottle of pills and is upset that she can’t open the bottle.

Brandon is suspicious of Dex and tells Dante he thinks that Dex will try to harm Michael to impress Sonny. Brando and Dante arrive at the Quartermaine stables before Dex can harm Michael. Dante tries to persuade Michael to stop this war with Sonny. Michael tells Dante that Sonny broke his family first code when he chose Nina over his family. Brando goes with Dex back to Sony’s place to tell him what Dex wanted to do to Michael. Sonny is very angry with Dex and tells Dex that his family is off limits. Sonny tells Dex that he is to obey, all of his orders until he proves he can be trusted. Dex later goes back to the stables to talk to Michael and calls him boss and tells him Sonny gave him a slap on the wrist and everything is fine. Michael tells Dex not to return to the Quartermaine estate because his family is off limits. Dex thinks that what Michael just said is ironic since Michael hired him to bring down Sonny.

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Brad and Liesl stage an intervention to help Britt take control of her life. Once Brad leaves, Britt tells her mother that she is still grieving Jason and trying to accept her diagnosis. Liesl tells Britt that she should stop thinking about when she is going to die and be grateful for each day she is alive.

Dex tells Sonny that new Harbor Master has his latest coffee, shipment, stalled at t dock. Dex also tells Sonny that several local businesses have stopped buying Corinthos coffee and are buying another coffee brand. Sonny tells Brando (temporarily being played by Brad Schmidt) that he thinks Michael is behind the problems in his business. Brando wants to help make peace between Michael and Sonny but Sonny doesn’t think that is possible right now.

Carly finally persuades Drew to let her buy stock in Aurora Media to stop Valentin from taking over ELQ. Ned makes a counteroffer to Michael that he and Drew consider all three of them running ELQ with each of them being CEO of a division. The three of them would vote to make important decisions about the company. Michael isn’t enthusiastic about Ned’s idea so Ned gets mad and storms out of the stables

Marshall tells Curtis that he left home because he was afraid of how his schizophrenia was going to make him a different person. Marshall tells Curtis that he has been lucky that his medication worked and he hasn’t had an episode since he was arrested at the protest. Marshall also tells Curtis that he doesn’t intend to leave his family again.

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Carly: Hey. I heard you were up here.

Drew: Well, you’re in a better mood today.

Carly: I am. I am. You know, I feel like things are finally starting to come around. You know what I mean?

Drew: Not unlike being released from a dungeon after a couple years.

Well, it’s not quite that. Well, it’s your version. It’s been a rough couple years. It has. And now there are blue skies ahead for michael and willow. Nina is in the rearview. She finally, finally can’t do harm to this family anymore. Mm. It is such a relief to know that willow. Isn’t really nina’s daughter. I love him!

[ Chuckles ] I’m so glad that leo loves his new present.

[ Both chuckle ] Look, I know that getting horses and cars, stock options for your birthday might be normal to you, but for me…

[ Sighs ] …Let’s just say this bensonhurst girl knows how lucky we are. I’m the lucky one. I have you and leo. Aww. Look at that. It turns out that equestrian therapy is all it is cracked up to be. Now, I know it’s supposed to help kids on the autism spectrum develop emotional bonds and sensory skills like balance, but this looks more like a kid just getting a horse. Are you getting all misty on me?

[ Chuckles ] Would you believe me if I said no? No, not for a minute. Okay, let’s see. Oh, leo, why don’t we go up to the house and get the horse some food? Apples or carrots? Well, dealer’s choice.

[ Chuckles ] Come on. Alright, mister. I’m trusting you to look out for my son. And since he clearly already loves you, welcome to the family. I guess we’re going to have to give you a name. Valentin: I’ve always been partial to comet. Comes around once a decade, much like the offer I’m presenting you.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Dr. Ashford, you’re here. Tj: I am. I thought you requested the whole week off work. I did. I-I, um — I had a family situation, but it’s been handled. Is everything okay? I couldn’t even begin to tell you.

[ Sighs ] You’re home. Yeah. We’re home. You know, you really do look wonderful. Compared to what? Compared to yesterday. Honestly, you look more rested than you’ve looked in months. I think it’s the first good night of sleep I’ve had since… it’s been more than months. Anyway, thank you for helping me get settled in. Well, that’s what family does. As a matter of fact, kevin is going over some details with your doctor. Unfortunately, it’s going to take a few days for the sleeping pills to get out of your system. Yeah, I figured. Yeah, so don’t be alarmed if you can’t sleep, and, well, if you go through — withdrawals? It’ll only last for a few days. I know. It’s funny. And — and by funny, I mean irritating. I’ve been a nurse for how long, and I didn’t see this coming. If I had been my own patient, I might’ve been able to catch this a lot sooner, but when it’s you — you’re too close to it. Yeah. Well, I see it now. And if it’s a choice between a few sleepless nights and hurting the people I love…

I was on my way to work, and I was worried I was going to miss you.

[ Giggles ] Marshall, I’m so glad you’re okay. I heard you went through quite an ordeal. How are you feeling? I feel like I’ve had a lifetime’s fill of doctors these last few days. Maybe she wasn’t asking you as a doctor, but as the woman that loves your son. Oh, oh, my bad. Guess I’m still a bit on edge. I appreciate your concern, though. Good. Because you’re family now, so you’re going to have to get used to it.

[ Chuckles ] Now, I made up the spare bedroom for you. Make yourself at home. Well, come on. Let’s get you freshened up. You’ve been in those clothes for days.

[ Stella and marshall chuckle ] Oh, oh, son, son, I know I promised you answers. We’ll get to that soon enough. You get settled first. Come on. I’m so glad you found your father.

[ Sighs ] When tj told me about the robbery, I mean, even though it already happened, it was — it’s scary. But all of you are okay, and that’s all that matters.Yeah. And I hear that you saved the day.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t feel like much of a hero. Why not? Because if I wouldn’t have broken my father’s trust, I never would have put him in danger in the first place. How you feeling? A little better. Mm. Oh, um… I thought I’d find a florist on the way here, but, um — maybe get you something proper, but I only found a little convenience store. Thanks. Feel free to tell me that you hate them. No, I don’t hate them. I am a little confused. I asked you not to visit me. Yeah, no, I-I-I-I heard you. Okay, then… I just — I didn’t want you thinking I had abandoned you. I never want to hurt you. But you are hurting me. More than you realize. I heard leo got a new horse. Mind if I take a gander? Sure. It’s a good-looking animal. Indeed. When charlotte and i were living here, we very much enjoyed riding the area. Well, charlotte is always welcome. Well, unfortunately, my daughter’s still at boarding school. Through the summer? Apparently. She’s as independent as her father. Anyway, I wanted to offer you this. Whoa. Equestrian gear. Top-of-the-line, too. Some of charlotte’s helmets, her riding crops, and the like. Too small for her, but maybe leo will enjoy them. Well, that’s very thoughtful of you. But we both know that’s not why you stopped by. So what do you want? You know what I want. I want to work together at elq. Before michael and drew push you out. Hey, I didn’t know you guys were stopping by. Wiley has a swimming lesson at the athletic club. Yeah, I convinced willow that we could step away for a little relaxation. She’s graduating next week, so we’re not going to have much free time after that. Willow, can I tell you, I am so proud of you. I know you’ve been working so hard. That must be why I’m so exhausted. Hm. Hey, michael, can I steal you for a sec? Just some elq stuff. Oh, wait, does this mean you guys are reconsidering my offer to help? No. No, it doesn’T. Can you give me a minute? -Hey. -Hey. You know, I know it’s work and studying, but I think wiley’s custody hearing really took a lot out of you. That was so insane and so unnecessary. We said no. Nina should have respected that. Yeah. Honestly, carly, I have never been as angry with someone as I am with nina right now. Oh, my god, it’s true. Nina’s willow’s mother. What’s important is you get to choose who’s in wiley’s life. Nina doesn’T. Don’t let her live in your mind rent-free. Easier said than done. But there is one good thing to come out of this. Dealing with nina helped me come to a big decision. About what? Finding the identity of my biological mother.

My father was in that hospital, lying unconscious, because that street trash slashed him with a knife. Portia, I thought i was going to lose my father all over again. But you didn’t, curtis. I’ve had a lot of time to think, and I’ve gone over the last few months in my head. Here’s a man who was just trying to make things right with — with me, his son. And I was so angry that I just pushed him away. I led him to believe that I was letting him in, only to go digging through his closet for whatever skeletons I might find. Marshall left port charles because he felt like there was no place for him, that he and i would never have a relationship, and that I would never trust him. But, curtis, did marshall give you reasons to trust him? Trust is earned. You got to be there, be present. For whatever reason, marshall was not there for you. And you asked for an explanation, and he didn’t give you one. So you have every right to be frustrated. This coming from the woman who made the guest bedroom for him. He is still your father, and you’re still his son. And I care about the both of you. And as far as you blaming yourself, you didn’t send him packing, you didn’t put him in harm’s way, nothing. Yeah, but I still couldn’t leave well enough alone, even though he asked me to.

[ Sighs ] Look, I know that you think what marshall did was selfish. Just as I know that marshall had his reasons, his regrets. But, listen, I truly believe that, once you air it all out, the truth, like most truths, lies somewhere in between.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. You’re probably right. There is a lot going on with my family right now. A lot. I could use a distraction, which is why I would be happy to go in on the rotation if the hospital needs an extra set of hands. Always. But we need steady ones. And if you’re going through something heavy, you could become a liability to the patients. They have to come first. I can’t argue with that. That being said, there might be a surgery or two you could observe, if you don’t mind staying hands-off and just learning. Yes. Yeah, that — that — that sounds awesome. Okay. Thank you. Scrub in. Okay.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] You have to forgive me. I just… I just wanted to see you. I’m scared, finn. I’m scared that I’m going to hurt someone the way I hurt chase. And what if next time it’s one of my boys or violet? Everyone knows that you would never intentionally hurt anyone. It was a side effect of those pills, and you’re not taking them anymore. Yes.

[ Sighs ] The doctors are calling it dissociative fugue. I heard of it. In my case, it was caused by the sleeping pills. That’s how it happened biologically. Psychologically, why I did what I did… we still haven’t figured that out yet. It’s okay. You only just got here. There’s time. Something is broken in me, and I need to fix it. Of course. If there’s anything I can do to help, I’ll do it. I think I convinced myself that I was ready to move on when I really wasn’T. If I rushed you in any way, I didn’t mean it. No, no. No, no. [ Chuckles ] Not at all. And that’s — that’s not our problem. So what is our problem? When I’m with you, you make me feel like everything is okay, like it’s all going to be alright. But if you keep coming around, I’m going to start to believe it. And then I will never face what’s really wrong. What was it about the custody hearing with nina that influenced your decision? In that courtroom, I saw firsthand that biology does not make a family. Nina, the blood relative, prioritized her own needs over my son’S. She did. Harmony told alexis that my birth mother disappeared from a commune and left me behind. You believe that? I think it’s likely. My parents spent a lot of time in various communes before dawn of day. They met some very damaged people. The chances are good that my birth mother wasn’t concerned about what was right for her child any more than nina was concerned about what’s right for wiley. I got to tell you, things were still pretty tense between me and ned this morning. I mean, I don’t think we’re any closer to getting him on board with the aurora/elq merger. Well, I’m not surprised. I mean, it’s a matter of pride. Valentine led a hostile takeover under ned’s watch, so as much as I don’t want to ignore ned’s concerns, I just… now’s not the time to back off. I don’t disagree with you, but he insists he doesn’t want the coo role. But he’s not suggesting another job that he would be okay with. And that’s because he only wants one job — ceo. And from where I stand, I think it would be a mistake to give it to him. Valentin: Ned, I made you an offer a few days ago, and since then, I’ve heard nothing. Why is that? I’ve been focusing on my family. And isn’t elq one and the same with your family? Once upon a time, maybe. Not anymore? I’m still living with the consequences of putting the company over the family. Oh, you mean my tenure as ceo? No, I mean, brook lynn is still dealing with the consequences of her contract with linc brown, which you exploited to take over the company. I think you need to stop looking at me as the problem and remember that I’m the one who got brook lynn out of that contract. Ah, yes. For a price. Everything has a price. So the question is, what is yours? For betraying my family? You couldn’t afford it. Ned, from where I stand, you’re the one being betrayed.

I know you drove all this way. No. It’s okay. I, um… I should go. Laura: Finn, I’ll walk you out. Okay. Uh, hey. I’d do anything for you. So if you want me to stay away, I’ll do that. Just so you know, I’m not giving up on us. Someday, when you’re ready, I’ll be there. Been through this every step of the way with elizabeth and now, somehow, it seems like it’s been all my fault.

[ Scoffs ] Absolutely not. Or my presence made it worse. She didn’t say that. She didn’t mean that. I know. It’s just… I hate this. Of course you do. Why — why do you think she’s allowing you to see her? Maybe because she knows that I’ve been where she is right now. Yeah. Yeah, I mean, I had my own issues with mental illness about 20 years ago, and, you know, I lashed out at people — at luke at scott, even at my own mother. I was, um — I was dealing with a repressed memory, and, um, even though I loved these people very much, just seeing them subconsciously triggered my trauma. I’m sorry. I’m sorry you went through that. But you weren’t necessarily dealing with — with grief? No. I-I mean, well, it was a lot of things, but, no, not that. Do you think the root of elizabeth’s problem is something other than losing her husband? Michael and drew are going to put you on the sidelines, ned. You’re going to be given a meaningless title, menial responsibilities. What about leo? Are you concerned that they’re going to give leo an inferior position at elq, too? The only shares he’s in line for are yours. You’ve got to be in a position financially to protect him — and olivia. Well, in case you haven’t noticed, we’re not exactly paupers. So I think leo, olivia, and i will be just fine, whoever leads elq in the future. No, of course, but it’s not just the money. It’s also the power and the respect. You vote to keep me in place, and I can guarantee you will maintain a suitable role at elq. And what role is that? Name it. Ceo. No. You and I both know however you vote, that role is filled. Then why vote for you? Ned, I maintain we can reach a mutually agreeable arrangement, one where we both win. I don’t want the coo. Okay, we’ll get creative. We’ll come up with a way where you and i are practically equal. That would mean giving up a significant chunk of your power. Why? What’s in it for you? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, I’m getting squeezed out. So 50% of something is better than 100% of nothing. Wouldn’t you agree? What’s going on here? Michael: Look, ned is throwing a tantrum because he’s not getting what he wants. Is that who we really want in charge? Ned needs to be respected, michael, the same way that I respect your position with regard to sonny. Look, I wasn’t thrilled to hear that you were going to use elq to help bring him down, but you promised to leave elq out of it, so I don’t get a say. Well, I can afford to take things slower on that front now that wiley’s custody is secure. But why don’t you just let it go? Why — why should I? Look, sonny’s priority is nina — protecting her, supporting her. He doesn’t care about the harm that she’s done, much less what it’s cost his own family. There’s no coming back from that. You know who you sound like? Don’t say sonny. Okay, I’m not going to say it, but you do. I mean, I can practically hear you say, “he’s dead to me.” Oh, no, he’s not — he’s not — he’s not dead to me. Not yet. I have to crush him first. And when I do, I want him to know that it was me. Yeah, then after that, then he can get around to dying. What — what is that? This is the medication that marshall had with him. Do you want me to look at it? I can tell you what it’s for. You know what? I think I’ve violated marshall’s privacy enough. It’s my father’s job to tell his own story. Well, your father’s washing up now. He wouldn’t even let me wait outside the door. I guess his pride is still intact.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I better get going, so — portia, before you leave, I owe you an apology. When marshall first came back into our lives, I wasn’t honest with you. In trying to keep my promises to him and to my sister, I ended up giving you the runaround, which I suppose is another way of saying I outright lied. And I am not the person who likes to do that. Stella, you don’t owe me an apology. I mean, like you said, you had promises to keep, and it wasn’t your story to tell, it was marshall’S. And I’m certainly not going to blame you for making a choice that you felt was protecting your family. Now, why don’t i give you guys some space? You let me know if you need anything, okay? I love you. I love you. Patience of a saint, that one. Yeah, I got lucky. And she really stepped up for the family. So when are you going to make her an official part of it?

The way nina weaponized michael’s past, the extremes she was willing to go to to win, it was like a warning. I shouldn’t go looking for someone who could wind up being as indifferent, even harmful to my needs as nina is to wiley’S. You sure? I am. Between wiley and michael and the quartermaines and, of course, you, I have all the family I need. Oh. Oh, gosh. I’m — I didn’t mean to make you cry. No. Um… I — I just appreciate being appreciated. And, willow, for what it’s worth, I think you’re making the right decision. I just don’t want you doing something that you’re going to end up regretting. No, I won’t regret it. In fact, it’s already in the works. What is? Look, don’t worry. It doesn’t involve elq. You’re in the clear. Even so, I think — you know, instead of focusing on my differences with my father, let’s focus on increasing aurora’s stock so that, when we merge the companies, it’s on more of an equal footing. Okay, yeah. Yeah, yeah, you’re right. And so far, that’s been just so much more difficult than we thought. Valentin was nice enough to drop off some of charlotte’s old riding gear for leo. Ah, what a lovely gesture, valentin, whatever your motives are.

[ Gasps ] Can I see? -Yeah. -Yeah, go ahead. -Yay. You ask me, leo, you’re going to be a heck of a horseman. What do we say, honey? Thank you. You’re welcome. Happy trails. Anyway, I should probably get going. If there’s anything else you need, though, you let me know.

Arrivederci. Yeah, ciao. Uh, honey, why don’t you run up to the house and have cook give you a couple lumps of sugar for the horse, okay? Okay. Thanks, hon. Okay. Well, you seem to be getting along with valentin. You know, he was always great with bailey, and he’s been exceptionally kind with leo. I mean, sue me, but it’s kind of hard to stay mad at someone like that. Why? Oh, just saying. Uh, and you’re right, this is some really nice stuff that he dropped off. Well, goodwill gestures aside, I would sleep with one eye open with that guy around. Even on his best days, he’s up to something. Well, you know better than anyone what grief can do to a person. That I do. I know you want to be there for elizabeth, and you will be, eventually. Just not in the same room. Well, for now, no. You know, you really do have to respect her request for space from you. Okay. Are you really asking if I’m going to propose to portia? Now, after everything that’s happened? Curtis, it’s during troubling times that people prove themselves, and portia has already shown time and again that she is a true member of this family. Auntie, I appreciate the fact that you’ve grown to care for portia. You know how rare it is I think anyone is good enough for you. Oh, I’m aware. It’s just that, um, you know, we’ve only been together a little over a year. You’ve been together long enough to buy this house. Sounds like a commitment to me. This is an investment. In a commitment. Look, all I’m saying is, when you find someone who makes you happier than anything else in this world, you shouldn’t waste time because it won’t wait for you. I learned that the hard way. So has your father. You know, it’s just that the divorce between jordan and me, it’s still so fresh. Auntie, you okay? Yeah, fine. I — I guess the last few days are just catching up with me. That’s all. Okay. You sure? Mm-hmm. Excuse me. Hey, dad, how you feeling? Better. Thank you. Thank you. But, uh, also, uh, quite a bit terrified. Terrified about what? Whatever happens next. It’s time, son, I finally give you the answers you’ve been looking for.

Hello, gentlemen. Lovely day, isn’t it? Well, you’re awfully chipper for someone who’s about to be voted out. Nothing’s set in stone. And I’m pretty sure, even if I, uh, lose the round, I can still win the match. Before we — we get into all this, I want to — no, no, no, i need to clear your mama, irene, of any blame. That lie, the lie telling you and your brother that I had passed away, that wasn’t something she came up with after I left. I made that decision, and I pressured her to go along with it. After what happened, it was… curtis, I felt it was for the best. That was after you got arrested? Yeah. After that. Now, you might recall, I served in vietnam before you were born. I do. Curtis, when I came back to the world, I was disillusioned about a lot of things. I could hardly pick up my clarinet. I needed something. I needed — I needed purpose. And I found purpose. I found it in protest. First, it was just the war. Then — then, it was civil rights. Then, no nukes. Any injustice anywhere, I was there, curtis. Not — not just to make the world a better place, because that was part of it, but — but I needed to — to give myself purpose, and — and in doing that, I found my music again. But your mother, she thought I was pushing myself too much, that I wasn’t getting enough sleep, and that’s why — she felt that’s why I was having these — these paranoid thoughts. Paranoid? How? Man, I — I was convinced we were being watched. Finn. Hey. Did you see biz? How is she? I saw elizabeth. As to how she’s doing… …she wouldn’t tell me. We should put these in your room. Add a little bit of color. It can be so dull in there. It’s better than a cell. Part of me is still afraid that I’m going to be arrested or sued or both. Chase made it really clear that he is not going to press charges. What about franco’s art studio? I torched a building in my sleep. No, we do not know that yet, okay? You don’t remember it. There’s no evidence linking you to it. But what if I am charged? What? Those sleeping pills had been in your body for almost a year before you had any of those sleepwalking incidents, right? Yeah. So? So what if there’s something more going on here?

Are you saying you don’t think this was caused by the sleeping pills? No, I’m not saying that. I mean, the sleeping pills are definitely the “why” of it all. They — they made you sleepwalk and disassociate. It’s the “when.” You’d been taking these sleeping pills for almost a year before you had any of those sleepwalking incidents. So, I don’t know, I’m just wondering if maybe… did anything happen more recently that might have triggered that kind of behavior in you? Have you brought that up at all in any of your sessions? I think I need to lie down. Oh, okay, yeah. Alright, you do that. You get the rest you need to get, and I’ll come back very soon. Okay. Thanks. And thank you for coming. Truly. Terry: Elizabeth really asked you to leave? She implied that my being there was making things worse, that I make her feel like things are okay when they’re really not, and she can’t do the work that she needs to do. Of course, I want to respect her wishes, but I really care about her, and it’s hard, you know? Finn, I know you love elizabeth, and I also know what it’s like to not be able to help someone you care about, but trust me, the two of you will find your way back to each other once she works through her grief. That’s just it. You know? I’m thinking this might be about more than just grief. I think elizabeth might be repressing something else. Such as? You tell me. You’ve known her the longest. Other than losing franco, you and I already discussed the falling out she had with her parents. Do you know if anyone’s reached out to carolyn and jeff about what’s going on with elizabeth? I don’t know. But you think maybe it’s time someone did? I know that you’re upset about this disagreement with michael and drew, but you quartermaines, you’re always squabbling about elq, and for what? You always work it out. That was back when grandfather ruled with an iron fist or when my mother and aj served as a common enemy. This time, I’m the one on the outside. If you are truly worried about being put out to pasture, you go to michael and drew. You make a deal. That’s what you’re best at, right? This does not have to be a blood feud. Yeah, I guess you’re right. I always am. I’ve got no intention of losing the round or the match. Well, of course you don’T. No one ever intends to lose, but somebody has to. Hm. Maybe it’ll be you. Back at you. That’s the spirit. Come on. Let’s go. Ahh. What was that about?

[ Sighs ] Posturing. You know what? Actually, I think — I think it was more than that. My gut’s telling me that valentin’s planning something before the shareholders meeting. Like what? I don’t know. I don’t know, but it’s all I can think about now, which is probably his plan. So much for relaxation. Same here. All this talk about nina makes me wish I stayed to watch wiley’s swim class. You know, we could probably catch the end of it. Sounds perfect. Yeah? Okay. Um, see you both later. Okay, see ya. Bye, guys. Hey… is willow okay? She seems, I don’t know, just off. Nina got into her head. That’s all. Well, she can kick her right back out ’cause nina’s out of wiley’s life. She’s not willow’s mother. She’s nobody to any of you. You did the right thing, not looping willow in. She’s lucky to have you as a friend. I’m not that great of a friend. What are you talking about? You helped me. You helped me get settled back into port charles. You offered to buy aurora stock to drive up the price. What else would you call that? Okay, then let me be your friend. Let me help you save elq from valentin. Hey, I saw that you were observing today. I thought that you would be home with curtis and your grandfather. I want to be, more than anything, but the way I see it, marshall promised uncle curtis answers, and uncle curtis, he has been waiting a lifetime. To get those answers. I hope you’re right. Yeah. And I hope whatever explanation marshall gives helps heal the emptiness and uncertainty that uncle curtis has had to live with all these years. But still, I — I have to wonder, is there anything marshall can say to help uncle curtis understand why he just disappeared? That doesn’t sound entirely paranoid to me. Look, we know the government keeps tabs on — on protesters and people they deem instigators. It’s more complicated than that. When you were 3 years old, I went to another protest. There, the police were involved. Some people got arrested, and, um… I had an episode. An episode? You mean while you were resisting arrest? No, that’s just it. I-I wasn’t resisting arrest. Mnh-mnh. At least not intentionally. Anyway, the police, they dropped your daddy off. They dropped me off at a psychiatric ward. There, they put me under observation for 72 hours. And that’s when they were able to diagnose me. With what? Schizophrenia.

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