General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 9/12/17
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Episode #13886 ~ Alexis and Sam share a heartfelt moment; Carly decides its time Michael know the truth about Nelle; Ava gains a supportive new ally in Larisa.
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Proofread By Gisele
Kiki: Griffin, hey, um... I swear I'm not stalking you. I just heard you were gonna be here, and I kind of need to talk to you.
Griffin: So you are stalking me.
Kiki: Yeah. I guess I am.
Sonny: Well, your timing couldn't be more perfect 'cause I got to get to the hospital, so...
Kiki: Sonny, uh... has there been any change in Jason's condition?
Sonny: No, not yet.
Kiki: I'm pulling for him.
Sonny: Thank you. Talk to you later.
Griffin: Yeah. Okay. What's so urgent?
Kiki: My mother.
Larisa: Excuse me. I believe the window seat is mine?
Ava: Uh, yes. Yes, I know. I was hoping to sit here for the flight, if that's okay. Do you mind?
Larisa: Not at all. [Sighs] But just so you know... I'm not bothered by your scars. I've seen a lot worse in my own mirror. That's right. And look at me now.
Dr. Obrecht: I was so pleased to get your call. But I sense this is not a social occasion.
Franco: You know that moment in a horror movie where something's not quite right, and there's some detail that doesn't quite fit? And then as time expands, it gets worse and worse until everything you thought to be true about your life turns out to be a lie?
Dr. Obrecht: Let me order a bottle of wine. Clearly we have a lot to talk about.
Michael: A coma. I can't believe my family's back here again.
Michael: Yeah. Um... you know, when I was a kid, um, I was hurt pretty bad. I was comatose for almost a year.
Sam: I'm not gonna let you come between me and Jason again.
Carly: I don't want to come between you and Jason.
Carly: Sam, we're friends.
Sam: Please, Carly. Really?
Carly: You asked me to be Scout's godmother.
Sam: For Jason. Because Jason wanted you to feel important. I mean, God forbid if you weren't front and center in our lives, but really. I mean, really, Carly, when did we truly become friends?
Carly: It's been a while now, Sam.
Sam: [Scoffs] You're lying. You can't help it. You grit your teeth just to put up with me.
Carly: Why would I do that?
Sam: Because you love Jason! And Jason insisted that he loved me. So once you saw that you were losing that battle, that if you actually asked Jason to choose, he would choose me, you had to switch your tactics, didn't you? You had to pretend to warm up to me. Well, guess what, Carly? Look at him. He can't hear you. He can't watch you put on this act. So you can stop pretending already.
Griffin: I don't know. Maybe a trip to the spa isn't the worst thing.
Griffin: I think it shows progress. That your mother is ready to reclaim her life. To allow strangers to see her without any friends or family as backup -- it's a huge step.
Kiki: I guess, but... I don't know. It all just seems a little bit weird. It came out of nowhere.
Griffin: Look, if you're worried about her therapy, a few days away is not gonna hinder the progress.
Kiki: Yeah, a few days.
Griffin: Oh, what? Did she say she was gonna be away longer?
Kiki: No. She really didn't say much of anything. It was all very shady. I mean, why go all the way to Florida to a spa?
Griffin: Wait, Florida?
Kiki: Yeah, St. Petersburg. I mean, there are literally a million spas between here and there.
Griffin: Wow. I didn't realize she was... she was traveling so far. You're right. This sounds strange.
Kiki: Thank you! You know what? She actually asked me to go get coffee with her tomorrow. Maybe I can convince her to go someplace closer.
Griffin: Hey, do you have some time to come with me right now?
Griffin: To talk to your mom.
Larisa: My name is Larisa. I work at the Boronsky Clinic.
Ava: Ava Jerome.
Larisa: I know.
Ava: So, what are you? My handler?
Larisa: I'm here to accompany you to the facility and to see you through all your treatments.
Ava: Mm. A heads-up would have been nice. Nobody told me I would have a travel companion.
Larisa: Oh. My apologies if it comes off as an ambush. My only role here is to help.
Ava: Why are you looking at me like that?
Larisa: I'm just thinking.
Ava: Thinking about what?
Larisa: How your life is going to change into something wonderful.
Franco: So, I was moving in with Elizabeth, and I found this box of photographs that was from when I was a kid, and I'd never been through it. And when I did go through it, I found that.
Dr. Obrecht: A photograph of two small boys.
Franco: Yeah. Anything else jump out at you?
Dr. Obrecht: They are dressed alike. And the boy with the brown hair... he's you.
Franco: [Chuckles] What about the boy with the blond hair? He look familiar?
Dr. Obrecht: No.
Franco: He should. He's Jason.
Nelle: Wait. So, you were shot in the head...
Nelle: ...Because of your dad?
Michael: It wasn't... it wasn't meant for me. It was meant for my father. It was... it was a ricocheted bullet. I, obviously, don't remember any of it, but I know it was very difficult for my parents.
Nelle: Okay, so, your dad never, I mean... I-I... like, after you were hurt, he --
Michael: What, consider leaving the business? I'm sure, but... it was never a choice. Not a real one, anyway. I mean, once you're in, you're in.
Nelle: If staying in was the only option, why did he think he could get out now?
Michael: My dad was lying to himself. He thought he could go against everything he's known his entire life. [Sighs] I should have tried harder to get him to see that.
Nelle: Michael, if you're implying that any of this is your fault, then...
Michael: I went along with it. I went along with it. I... probably 'cause, deep down in my heart, I always wanted a normal existence. You know? I always wanted a normal dad.
Nelle: Yeah, why wouldn't you?
Michael: It's not my reality. It's not. I should have gone to my father and said, "Dad, I love you. I love you for trying. But you can't do this. There's no going back." Maybe if I'd...
Nelle: What, Sonny wouldn't have been in the warehouse? Jason wouldn't have been shot?
Nelle: You don't know that. And it's not your responsibility here.
Michael: No. Yeah, it is. I'm the oldest son.
Nelle: What about Dante?
Michael: Dante... [Sighs] Dante's a cop. Even if he knew it wasn't possible, Dante wouldn't tell my dad to stay in the mob. I'm the... I'm the realist. I'm the one who grew up in this world since day one. It was on me. And I dropped the ball.
Carly: No one knows better than I do what you're going through right now. I went through it with Michael. I know how painful it is to sit next to that bed and be so desperate that he opens his eyes. But you have to listen to me, Sam. Jason would not want to be hooked up to those machines. He wouldn't want you shackled to that bed, and he would not want his kids to see him like that.
Sam: Of course, you would know, because you're the authority on Jason.
Carly: That's not what I'm saying.
Sam: You just imply it with every breath.
Carly: Sam, I am only trying to help you.
Sam: I was the acceptable one. Right?
Carly: What are you talking about?
Sam: The one woman that you could tolerate. Because, deep down, you thought Jason and Sonny belong to you, that you would always... you would always be first.
Carly: That's ridiculous.
Sam: And I was okay with it. So that meant that you were okay with it, too. I mean, it's true, Carly. You didn't fight Jason. Not because you didn't like me. Or you thought that I was good enough for him. [Sighs] You didn't fight him because you knew I was willing to take second place.
Sam: And when he came back, things are different, aren't they?
Carly: Yes, of course, they're different.
Sam: I mean, different for you. Because he's not running around cleaning up your mess anymore. He's focused on me, and he's focused on my family.
Carly: As well as he should be, Sam.
Sam: And it's killing you, isn't it? Because you can't be honest with him. You're afraid he's gonna hate you, so, instead, you pretend to be my friend.
Carly: If I'm not your friend, why did I cover your ass? I'm sorry.
Sam: No, I'm -- I am so sorry.
Carly: No, you're right. I didn't like you. I didn't like you. I had to learn. And not only did I come to like you -- I came to love you. For who you are to Jason, for who you are to your kids, and for who you are to me. And you might not believe this, but as bad as it is for me that Jason's lying in that bed, I know it's 100 times worse for you. I know that. You need to spend some time with your mom.
Sam: No, wait, Carly.
Carly: It's okay. We're good.
Sam: No, no, it's just, I... I love you, too. [Sighs]
Alexis: I don't want to be the prying mom... but, as an attorney, whatever Carly is covering up for you -- you think I should know about it?
Nelle: Have you ever thought about joining your father's business? I mean, you obviously understand how it works.
Michael: Yeah, I've considered it. Not now. When I was younger. Even fought my dad on it to let me in.
Michael: He wouldn't stand for it.
Nelle: Do you wish he had?
Michael: I mean, I... in some ways, I think it'd be a good fit. I have a way of looking at things objectively.
Nelle: You're very practical. Tactical, even.
Michael: Mm. Which is helpful when things hit the fan.
Michael: Then, I mean, do I really want that kind of life for myself? I mean, I love and respect my father. And you know what? I would join the business in a heartbeat if he asked me to.
Nelle: But for him. Not for you?
Michael: [Sighs] You know, it's all so just... so limiting.
Nelle: How so?
Michael: Well, financially, for one. No matter how much money you make, 3/4 of it has to go offshore.
Nelle: There's my practical Michael.
Michael: [Sighs] And then there's the whole family thing. Yeah, I don't think I can that -- have kids and have them be around that kind of a life. I mean, think about it. Your enemies only have to be right once. I mean, you have to be right every single time. I mean, odds are you're gonna make a mistake eventually.
Nelle: Yeah, those aren't the best odds.
Michael: No. [Sighs] Can I ask you a question now?
Michael: Okay. Are you happy I work for ELQ instead of my father?
Nelle: Is it bad if I enthusiastically say "yes"? I like having you around, Michael. I don't want to lose you.
Michael: You won't.
Carly: [Sighs] [Sighs]
[Elevator bell dings]
Sonny: Where you going? Is it Jason?
Carly: No. He's the same. It's just... I just blew up at Sam, and I can't believe I did that.
Sonny: What happened?
Carly: She's terrified and scared, and she started going off on my relationship with Jason... saying that I think he belongs to me, and I'm just pretending to be her friend.
Sonny: Well, we both know that's not how she feels. That's the fear talking.
Carly: I know, but why did I let it get to me?
Sonny: Because you're scared for Jason, like we all are. As far as I can see, you did Sam a favor. She needed to scream at someone. She felt you were strong enough to take it.
Carly: But I didn't have to scream back.
Sonny: Sam's a fighter. Last thing a fighter wants is for someone to handle them with kid gloves. She lashed out, you hit back. It's what she needed.
Carly: I'm really glad you're here.
Kiki: Mom? You here? It's Kiki and Griffin. I'll go check the bedroom. Not sleeping.
Griffin: Uh, does the name "Dr. Boronsky" mean anything to you?
Kiki: Never heard of him. Or her. You'd think, as an aspiring doctor, I wouldn't be so quick to assume it was a "he."
Griffin: You said your mom was going to Florida.
Kiki: Yeah, St. Petersburg.
Griffin: Well, that part was true. She's going to St. Petersburg, Russia.
Griffin: Yeah, her flight left earlier today. She's gone.
Larisa: You're very lucky Valentin Cassadine was able to get you in.
Ava: You know Valentin?
Larisa: Everyone at the clinic knows Valentin. He's one of the great success stories.
Ava: As are you, apparently.
Larisa: I'm sensing some resistance on your part.
Ava: Are you really?
Larisa: Trust me. This will be a journey you will never forget. A chance to reclaim what you've lost.
Ava: If I don't?
Larisa: Why wouldn't you?
Ava: There are some things in life you just can't get back. No matter how much you want to. I think I've made a terrible mistake.
Franco: Jason, age 3 in the Quartermaine living room. Monica had that photo. She gave it to Jake to upload into the cloud.
Dr. Obrecht: And?
Franco: "And?" Tell me that's not the same kid.
Dr. Obrecht: Mm. It certainly could be. But many children look alike at that age.
Franco: No. That's Jason in both of those photos. I know it. I'm sure of it.
Dr. Obrecht: You appear to have convinced yourself. Why?
Franco: Why? That's not the -- the question is, why is Jason Morgan in my childhood?!
Dr. Obrecht: I am more interested in knowing why you appear to be on the verge of hysterics over what amounts to an unproven hypothesis. Even if this child is Jason... what does it matter?
Franco: It matters because, for years, I thought Jason was my long-lost twin. And now look at that picture. We're dressed in identical clothing!
Dr. Obrecht: The twin story turned out to be a lie fabricated by your mother, the psychotic Heather Webber.
Franco: Yeah. Okay, but what if it wasn't a lie? What if the lie was that Heather was lying when she was saying that she wasn't lying? What if -- what if the truth is that it wasn't a lie? What if the truth is that it was the truth?
Dr. Obrecht: Calm yourself before I'm forced to douse you with ice water! There is a logical explanation for this.
Franco: Yeah, I just -- okay. Okay. What would your logical explanation be?
Dr. Obrecht: The picture of Jason Morgan as a child was taken in Port Charles. This is a known fact. [Chuckles] His whole childhood is well-documented. I'm sure there are thousands of photographs of him at every stage of development. Therefore he could not have been living as your twin in Brooklyn! If this child is Jason Morgan... then this picture commemorates a random coincidence -- two boys in the park. Strangers who happen to be wearing the same clothes.
Franco: What are the odds of that?
Dr. Obrecht: Very slim. It's far more likely that this child simply resembles Jason. He was someone known to you -- a friend, a schoolmate, and you wanted to dress alike. This is not uncommon for children.
Franco: Okay, let's just say that you're right and that this is all completely innocent. Tell me something -- why did Heather Webber refuse to answer my questions about that picture?
Larisa: To Valentin.
Ava: I think I'll hold off on the toast until I see the end result, okay?
Larisa: I'm sorry.
Ava: For what?
Larisa: That you feel this adventure could be a mistake.
Ava: I believe I said "terrible" mistake.
Larisa: I'm here to tell you it will be a blessing.
Ava: That's right. Right. I know the clinic performs miracles.
Larisa: Not the clinic. Dr. Boronsky.
Ava: I've heard it all. Valentin's already given me the party line.
Larisa: You don't believe him?
Ava: [Breathes deeply] Look at me. Every doctor in the country has said there's nothing that can be done. But I'm supposed to throw in with some stranger I've never even heard of? You know, sometimes I think that I should have followed my first instinct. I should have turned Valentin down flat.
Larisa: You had decided against coming to the clinic? What changed your mind?
Griffin: [Sighs] 'Cause she's on a plane.
Kiki: I mean, really? Russia? Of all places? Although my mother does have an affinity for vodka.
Griffin: I don't think she's gone there for the vodka.
Kiki: Did you find something? Something about the doctor?
Griffin: Well, you type in "Boronsky," "Russia," nothing comes up. But what does come up is a recent search history. Look at what she's been looking into.
Kiki: "Russia." "Burn injuries." "Experimental facial surgery"?
Kiki: I thought that -- I thought there was nothing anyone else could do for her.
Griffin: Here. Somebody must have convinced her that she would have better luck overseas.
Griffin: I have an idea.
Sam: Remember what happened to Sonny?
Sam: How he was shot?
Sam: Okay, well... it wasn't that Garvey person. I shot him.
Alexis: You need to repeat that.
Sam: I shot him, I pushed him in the hole, and I left him there to die.
Alexis: [Breathes deeply] It was the toxoplasmosis.
Sam: He was the one I was hallucinating.
Alexis: Sonny? Sonny was?
Sam: Yes. He kept telling me that he was gonna take Jason away from me and that I would never be safe.
Alexis: And you thought if you got rid of him...
Sam: I would be protecting my husband.
Alexis: Oh, God, Sam.
Sam: Mom, Jason and Sonny thought it was best that we just not involve the police.
Sam: So we all stayed quiet.
Alexis: Carly, too? Oh, honey, why didn't you come to me? Or at the very least, why didn't you contact Diane? Because you had a quantifiable, measurable brain infection that impaired your ability to process information, so... so you weren't in your right mind...
Sam: I know, Mom. I know.
Alexis: ...And legally you weren't culpable. But covering this up just muddies the water considerably.
Sam: I know. I wanted to confess. You have no idea how guilty I felt. [Sniffles] This was Jason and Sonny's idea.
Sam: It was. I was sick. I was still in the hospital. They didn't want to put this on top of me.
Alexis: Oh, how awesome of them. Unfortunately, it was very shortsighted. Sonny and Jason didn't do you any favors.
Carly: You know, she's right. She is. For years, I just tolerated her because of Jason. But I swear that's changed.
Sonny: I know it has.
Carly: I mean, I care about Sam. I really, honestly love her.
Sonny: Of course. She knows that. I don't think that...
Carly: I don't think she's gonna be able to do what Jason needs. I don't. If Jason doesn't come out of this, Sonny... he would rather be dead. And I think that's what's driving Sam crazy. If she were being true to him, to what he wants and who he is... ...she'd turn off those machines.
Sonny: We're not there yet, Car.
Carly: But if we get there...
Sonny: Sam's not gonna have to make that decision, and neither will you. If it comes to that, I'll do whatever I have to for a friend.
Sonny: You okay?
Carly: I -- yeah. I just, um... I need to be alone and just get some air. I'm gonna go to the footbridge.
Sonny: You want to meet at the Metro Court?
Carly: I'd love that.
[Elevator bell dings, door opens]
Sonny: I love you.
Carly: I love you, too.
Kiki: Valentin Cassadine.
Griffin: His family's roots are in Russia. He's certainly capable.
Kiki: Capable of what?
Griffin: Murder, uh, manipulation, kidnapping. What else?
Kiki: Okay, I get it. You don't like Valentin.
Griffin: That's an understatement.
Kiki: But I'm kind of more concerned about my mom right now.
Griffin: Yeah. And so am I. Especially if this man has something to do with the reason she took off.
Kiki: Look. I'm not sure that you have a very clear image of my mother. Her face may be fragile, but she's a strong, proactive woman. You're jumping to "she's in danger." I'm just wondering where she is.
Griffin: Well, Ava certainly isn't proud of what she's done. Otherwise, she wouldn't have gone to such great lengths to hide it.
Kiki: Look, if you know something...
Griffin: It's not much.
Kiki: I'll take it.
Griffin: Look, not... not too long ago, Ava alluded to an offer that Valentin made.
Kiki: What kind of offer?
Griffin: She didn't give many details, but it certainly... it certainly could have been some sort of experimental surgery. There was a reference to her not having to worry about how she looks if she took him up on it.
Kiki: Great. So he is working her the one place she's vulnerable.
Griffin: That's unconscionable. I mean, if I'm being completely honest here, we can't... we can't blame your mom's disappearing entirely on Valentin. I played a part, too.
Ava: It doesn't matter what changed my mind. It was done in the moment... simply for some ridiculous false hope, and... I just don't feel very good about it right now. And I think maybe when we land, I should just turn around and go back home.
Larisa: [Scoffs] No. Something got you this far, didn't it? That something is going to change your life.
Ava: Just like it did for you, huh?
Ava: So, what happened to you? Were you a burn victim like me? Were you a hunchback like Valentin? Tell me -- what caused you to need a miracle?
Larisa: I can do better than tell you. I'll show you.
Alexis: [Breathes deeply]
Sam: Are you upset with me?
Alexis: N-no, honey, I'm not. It's not your fault. I mean, do I wish things were different? Yes, of course, I do. But they are what they are.
Alexis: I think that the bottom line is that you are not legally responsible.
Sam: I think I should turn myself in.
Alexis: No! No.
Sam: Mom, but you just said that I'm --
Alexis: I said that you weren't responsible. But, honey, this is really complicated, because you didn't come forward sooner. You do that now, you know, nothing good is gonna come from that. For you or the kids.
Sam: [Whispering] The kids. [Normal voice] I notice that you -- you just -- you didn't say "Jason."
Alexis: Of course, Jason.
Sam: You don't think he's gonna wake up, do you?
Alexis: I -- honey.
Alexis: I don't know, sweetie. I'm not a doctor.
Sam: Carly doesn't think so either. She thinks that's -- that's it. I mean, I think that's what she was saying, anyway. She was this short of telling me to pull the plug, Mom.
Alexis: Is that what you were arguing about?
Sam: Among some other things, yeah. She told me how much Jason would hate lying in that bed, being in there, not being able to move. And it infuriates me so much because I know she is right.
Nelle: Hey, Michael. Thank you.
Michael: What'd I do?
Nelle: Just for opening up about everything. You know, it means... it means a lot to me.
Michael: Well, thanks for listening.
Michael: Hey, Mom.
Carly: [Sighs] Well, I guess, um... great minds think alike, huh?
Yeah. Were you at GH?
Michael: How is Jason?
Carly: He's the same.
Carly: [Sighs] Okay. I just came here to feel close to him, you know?
Michael: How's Sam holding up?
Carly: [Sighs] Not good. Yeah. It's bad. You know, it's really bad. But you would know all about that, wouldn't you? After what you went through with your fiancÚ.
Franco: I had the guard bring Heather a BLT and the promise of many more BLTs, and she still refused my visit.
Dr. Obrecht: There could be many explanations for her behavior, or none. After all, the woman is insane.
Franco: Yeah, she's homicidal and dangerous, but she's got self-interest like an... and it's constant! It's like a homing beacon. It doesn't -- it just doesn't stop, and... I know that she knows something about that picture.
Dr. Obrecht: You are jumping to conclusions.
Franco: Oh, you don't know Heather. You don't. I do, and if she didn't know anything about that picture, then she would lie and say that she did! She'd make up this huge elaborate story that would invariably end with me helping her to break out of D'Archam.
Dr. Obrecht: Then you are fortunate she refused to see you.
Franco: Oh, but she refused to see me because she does know something about that photograph. She refused to see me because she's hiding something from me.
Dr. Obrecht: Or she's torturing you. Playing mind games with the one area where you're vulnerable: Your childhood.
Franco: When I was a kid... [Sighs] I had an imaginary friend. And I have what feel like memories of me and him, and we're climbing trees, we're jumping off of a merry-go-round, and... [Sighs] And I see that picture, and I recognize him, and I don't understand. I mean, if my imaginary friend is real, then where did he go? What happened? Why did he just disappear from my life like that?
Dr. Obrecht: I'm glad you called me. Clearly you're too emotional to think straight, or you would have realized... Heather Webber is in no position to answer these questions. After all, she gave you up at birth. You need to speak to the woman who probably took this picture. Your adoptive mother.
Franco: Yeah, I don't know. Betsy's always been so fragile. And she did the best she could for me, and I wasn't an easy kid, and I've been an even less easy adult. I don't want to bring any more pain into her life.
Dr. Obrecht: I have never had the privilege of meeting Betsy Frank, so I won't presume to speak for her. But for myself, as a mother, if my son were in pain, if he had questions it was in my power to answer, I would want him to come to me.
Kiki: You think you have something to do with my mom flying off to Russia?
Griffin: In a way.
Kiki: Okay, well, I don't have time for "vague" anymore, because now I'm starting to worry.
Griffin: [Stammers, sighs] Your mom and I, we became close, uh, after the accident.
Kiki: Yeah, I know. You've helped her immensely.
Griffin: We're -- we're friends.
Kiki: And I'm appreciative for everything that you've done for her. And I'm sure she is, too.
Griffin: I don't think your mom, uh... I don't think she appreciates me much at the moment.
Kiki: Why? What happened?
Griffin: I -- look, I was... I was careless with her feelings. Um... not on purpose. It was the opposite, actually. I had no idea how my actions were being interpreted. I --
Kiki: Griffin! Just tell me what you did.
Ava: This was you?
Larisa: Hard to tell, isn't it? I'm essentially unrecognizable.
Ava: Except for the eyes, yeah.
Larisa: My husband... he was violent. Anything could set him off. And I mean anything. The bed not being made, the paper towels running out... one night I stood up to him.
Ava: Good for you.
Larisa: Not for my face. He beat me within an inch of my life. Broke my nose, my jaw, my cheekbone... then he took out his pocketknife and started slashing away.
Ava: My God.
Larisa: Like you, I thought I would never recover. Never look in the mirror and see myself looking back. The self I remembered, anyway.
Ava: What happened to him? Your husband.
Larisa: In prison.
Ava: He got off easy.
Larisa: Now you understand why I don't turn away from your wounds? Why I'm so excited about your recovery? I've been there.
Ava: And Dr. Boronsky fixed you?
Larisa: He truly is a genius.
Ava: My case is different.
Larisa: But not impossible. Ava. It's okay to be hopeful.
Ava: I just want it more than anything. And I know how that sounds. I know that it sounds ridiculous and vain.
Larisa: No, it doesn't.
Ava: I just want to be who I was before.
Larisa: Well... that's not going to happen.
Carly: You know, I wasn't gonna do this. I wasn't. I was gonna take the high road and let you figure it out. But I just left the hospital where my best friend in the whole world is connected to a bunch of machines, laying in a hospital bed, and he will probably be comatose for the rest of his life. And I couldn't stop thinking about you. And what it was like for you when you were in that bed, and I can't, Michael. I won't let you be hurt again. Okay? So here it goes: Nelle's fiancÚ died under very suspicious circumstances. He drowned in a kayaking accident. And according to Nelle's statement, she couldn't save him, because she wasn't a strong enough swimmer. His family and the police think otherwise. They think Nelle wanted him to die. And I'm guessing Nelle hasn't mentioned a word of this to you. I think it's time you asked.
Franco: I'd like to see you. And, uh... I'm having an exhibit opening -- a retrospective of some of my older work, and I would really like it if you could be there. Really? That's awesome. Thank you. Be good to see you. We have a lot to catch up on.
Kiki: Did you and my mom...
Griffin: No. No. Just, I think maybe Ava may have thought that they could have.
Kiki: Okay, you know what? Doesn't matter why she left. She's gone. And we have no idea where.
Griffin: Look, for all we know, Dr. Boronsky doesn't even exist. Valentin could be just dangling hope in front of her to get her out of Port Charles.
Kiki: Why? You think that my mom might be in serious trouble.
Larisa: When a person experiences a trauma like we have, the healing process is complicated.
Ava: You think?
Larisa: Yes, you will look the same again. On the outside. But on the inside, it's... it's hard to explain. There's this overwhelming gratitude. And then couple that with a new sense of purpose, and... you'll see. It's a very powerful feeling.
Ava: Maybe I won't. Maybe I won't see. Not every experience is the same.
Larisa: You're absolutely right. Except for this part. I have yet to work with a patient who doesn't attest to this kind of enlightenment.
Ava: You make it sound positively spiritual.
Larisa: It is. You'll see, Ava. You'll eventually be yourself again. Only much better.
Carly: Hey. Have you been waiting long?
Sonny: Uh, no, I just sat down. That was a quick visit.
Carly: Well, yeah, when I got to the footbridge, I wasn't alone. Nelle and Michael were there. I know I said that I wasn't gonna say anything...
Carly: ...To Michael or get involved after everything that happened with Jason, but I just saw them there, and, um... I just told him everything about the fiancÚ.
Sonny: Ooh. How did he react?
Carly: [Sighs] I don't know.
Michael: Is that true?
Nelle: When we met... I was lying about everything. My name, where I came from, who I was to your family. I did all of these terrible things, and yet, Michael, you still forgave me. I mean, I-I couldn't believe it. So I couldn't let the next words that came out of my mouth be, like, "oh, by the way, I had a fiancÚ who died, and people think that I killed him."
Michael: I get that. I get that. At first. But, Nelle, you've had so many opportunities to tell me about this.
Nelle: I know, I know.
Michael: I mean, after everything I've shared with you about my past... there was never an opening for you to be honest? I mean, like right now. Tonight, even.
Nelle: Yes, of course there was.
Michael: Then why?
Nelle: Because I was coward, okay? I-I was scared.
Michael: Then tell me now.
Sonny: So you just dropped the bomb and left? I thought they should discuss it alone.
Carly: Well, yeah, I mean, at least it's out there now.
Sonny: I mean, I know we were torn between wanting to --
Carly: I didn't plan on saying anything, you know.
[Cell phone rings]
Carly: It just came flying out of my mouth.
Sonny: Hold on.
Sonny: Hold on a sec. What's up, Milo? What do you mean? Right -- right now? All right, hold on. I'll be right there. We got to go. Somebody just broke into your house.
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