General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 10/4/17
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Episode #13902 ~ Ava is in shock; Anna lets her guard down; Valentin gets a curious phone call from Cassandra.
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Finn: It's the second-most expensive bottle on the list. I figure you're charging our list of industrial comps to the WSB.
Anna: Mmm. Oh, it's very good.
Anna: It's very good.
Finn: I'll take your word for it. I'm sticking to the sparkling water 'cause it's sourced in Switzerland.
Anna: [Chuckles] Ah. Bottom's up.
Finn: Mm. I may also order the most expensive entrée on the menu.
Anna: Wouldn't you rather order something you like?
Finn: Well, I figure it's a small consolation for being blackmailed into a job that was a total waste of time. Cheers.
Anna: [Sighs] God, are you always such a pessimist?
Finn: It's not me. Cassandra all but told us that she never leaves Monte Carlo.
Anna: Yeah, but she pretended to shut you down before. So maybe she'll change her mind. Maybe she does want to be treated by you so badly that she'll go to Port Charles.
Finn: [Inhales deeply] For mostly imaginary symptoms.
Anna: So you'll find the cure for hypochondria. You'll win the Nobel Prize.
Finn: You just don't give up. And if Cassandra doesn't bite, do you have a Plan B?
Valentin: I haven't spoken to you in years, and now you want, what? A medical reference?
Cassandra: Well, there's a simple explanation.
Valentin: No, nothing is ever simple with you, Cassandra. So, how'd you hear about Dr. Finn?
Cassandra: Well, I didn't. It was blind luck that I met him. I was dying, and he saved my life.
Valentin: And where did this happen?
Cassandra: My favorite brasserie in Monte Carlo. You know the one -- when the cars race by during the Grand Prix, you can feel it in your chest.
Valentin: Monte Carlo? What's Dr. Finn doing in Monte Carlo?
Cassandra: From what I understand, he's on holiday. You haven't said anything about how happy you are that he saved my life.
Valentin: Hmph. Well, how 'bout that.
Cassandra: Have you forgotten how well we used to work together? Almost as well as we used to play.
Valentin: Goodbye, Cassandra. Adieu.
Cassandra: [Scoffs] Don't be so rude. We have matters to discuss -- things of mutual interest.
Valentin: We haven't had a mutual interest in a very, very long time. Cassandra, bonne nuit et bonne chance.
[Knock on door]
Valentin: Hello, Laura. I didn't realize you were back in town.
Laura: May I come in?
[Knock on door]
Ava: Hey. So? What did you do with Klein?
Griffin: He is in the room next door, tucked in with the lights off. Whatever was in that syringe should keep him out for hours.
Ava: How did you know where to find me? Believe it or not, I... I met a man in a church.
Father Stanislov: A train is not best for you.
Patient 6: The American who came here to pray -- he gave me some money. I can afford a ticket.
Father Stanislov: Ticket is no good without papers.
Patient 6: [Sighs] Yeah, I know. I know they check passports. I'm just gonna have to figure out a way around it.
Father Stanislov: There is another way -- boat going to America.
Valentin: Can I offer you a drink?
Laura: No, thank you. Not from you. Lulu filled me in about how you bought Ava's silence... with some kind of a promise of a-a miracle restoration?
Valentin: Well, I don't know about that, but I did give her a referral to the clinic that performed all my surgeries.
Laura: You took advantage of a vulnerable woman who's suffering from disfigurement.
Valentin: I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that I've probably forgotten more about pain and disfigurement than you will ever hope to learn.
Laura: And yet, you were still willing to use that against Ava to manipulate her.
Valentin: Did Lulu, uh, tell you that we agreed to joint custody?
Laura: You didn't give her a choice.
Valentin: We agreed to compromise for Charlotte's sake.
Laura: You forced her into it. [Scoffs] You murdered my son, you left Spencer an orphan, and now I think it's time that I got revenge for all of it.
Cassandra: Are we really going through this tiresome pantomime again? Go get your glass.
Man: Thank you, Madam.
Cassandra: Dr. Finn seems very capable. Too bad I have to travel to the states to be treated by him.
Man: Yes, it is. Madam, you're not seriously considering...?
Cassandra: It's just a plane. It's not like it's a voyage in a three-masted schooner.
Man: You despise planes.
Cassandra: Well, they're disgusting -- all those germs trapped in the air vents.
Man: Much safer to stay here.
Cassandra: I can't be cured here.
Finn: Seriously, here I am -- I'm playing spy games against my better judgment, I'm doing the best I can to hold up my end of whatever the hell this is.
Anna: And you have -- you have.
Finn: Oh, okay, so, all I really want to know is if Cassandra doesn't want me to treat her, am I off the hook or... or do you find some other use for me?
Anna: May I point something out to you?
Finn: Instead of answering my question? Sure.
Anna: We're in Monte Carlo. Hmm? Yeah, I know maybe I pressured you into coming here, and maybe, yes, it's kind of a strange way to show my gratitude for saving my life, but you're on an adventure. You know? By the looks of things, you really needed it.
Finn: No, that's where you're wrong. I didn't need that. You know what I needed? I needed peace. I needed to be left in peace, and the only face I needed to see was Roxy.
Anna: Your lizard?
Finn: Technically, bearded dragon. She's a support animal. And I know that's -- that must sound very strange to someone like you who dodges bullets for a living, but yes, I have an emotional-support animal.
Anna: I think that's really nice.
Finn: Well, it's just... that, you know, I can talk to her. She's the closest thing I have to a friend. Do you have someone like that? You know, like, um... like a friend or a confidant, or is that verboten in your world?
Anna: Well, it's not verboten...
Anna: ...But it's risky because...attachments... that kind of shows your vulnerabilities, and your enemies... they can exploit that... and they will... and they do. And then, sooner or later, your dedication to duty just kind of leads to disappointment and regret.
Finn: Yeah... I get that.
[Cell phone beeping]
Finn: [Scoffs] Is that your boss? What are you -- what are you going to tell them when they ask for a progress report?
Griffin: Okay, it's all clear. We should get going.
Ava: Yeah, I know, it's... it's just you being here... you showing up here like this in the nick of time... if I didn't believe in miracles before, I certainly do now.
Griffin: Look, that was insane. What were they gonna do to you?
Ava: I-I'm not sure. I know that Klein was getting ready to punish me for helping another patient escape.
Griffin: Light -- light hair, blue eyes?
Ava: Yeah. Yeah. How do you know that?
Griffin: He told me where to find you.
Ava: Oh, it's the man you met in the church.
Ava: Is he all right?
Griffin: Last I saw. Look, do -- do you have your travel documents and your passport?
Ava: No, there's a room down the hall where they keep the patient IDs, and it's locked.
Griffin: Wait, wait, w-will this help? I t-- I took this off of Klein.
Ava: Well, first a fight, now theft? I'm impressed, Father. Maybe there's hope for you yet.
Griffin: Hurry, okay? Every second counts.
Father Stanislov: This is Vasca -- a sailor. His ship goes to America.
Patient 6: You can get me onboard?
Father Stanislov: Yes, he has agreed.
Patient 6: I'll pay. I'll pay. This is just a deposit. I'll get you more money when we get to the US. Just please, take it.
Father Stanislov: You don't need to pay. He helps stranger -- his act -- pleasing to God.
Patient 6: Then you take it.
Father Stanislov: No, your need is greater. You keep.
Patient 6: Thank you.
[Knock on door]
Anderson: Open up.
Valentin: You have my attention.
Laura: This Ava thing? You're gonna fix it.
Valentin: Laura, even if I wanted to, Ava's already retracted her statement in writing. It's out of my control.
Laura: You got her to change her mind once, you can do it again.
Valentin: Ava's out of the country. I have no idea when or even if she's coming back to Port Charles.
Laura: You sent her away! You can get her to come back! And for God's sake, it's not like you haven't kidnapped anyone before, have you?
Valentin: You're disappointed and you are upset, but you have to face facts. With Ava's testimony withdrawn, Spencer's civil suit is dead in the water.
Laura: Oh, no, no. We are going ahead with that lawsuit, with or without Ava.
Valentin: Well, then, my lawyers will bury you...
Laura: [Scoffs, laughs]
Valentin: ...And you will be putting Spencer through a pointless ordeal, because you can't even prove that Nikolas is dead.
Laura: I know my son is dead, and I know you did it -- cruelly, deliberately. And I know you never paid for it, either. And now you probably think that you never will, right? 'Cause you got Ava to change her story, so you just think you're -- you're home-free, right? Think again. [Laughs] Is this how it felt when you held the gun on my son -- knowing that at any moment, you could just pull the trigger... and end his life? Well, now I know what it felt like to be in your shoes, and you know what it felt like to be in his.
Anna: It's from my daughter, Robin.
Finn: [Chuckles] I met her. She's nice.
Finn: Is she one of those attachments that you mentioned that your enemies have tried to use against you?
Anna: Yeah. All her life. Most recently, Olivia Jerome. She held her trapped in an elevator at the hospital with a bomb. Do you remember that?
Finn: I didn't realize that was about Robin.
Anna: Yeah. I came so close to losing her. But this summer, she had her second child -- a little boy. [Chuckles] He just went for his well-baby checkup, and he passed with flying colors, so...
Finn: Really? That's nice.
Anna: Yeah. He's named after his two grandfathers -- Noah Robert. We call him Noah, but really, he takes after Robert. I mean, it's kind of crazy to say that you can see the twinkle in the eye of a newborn baby, but you really can. I mean, he's just -- he has it. He's so like his grandfather.
Finn: Where's -- where's our food? This is taking forever.
Anna: You know, I never even told Robert that I was pregnant with Robin. I didn't tell him. I gave her to a good friend to raise. Not a day goes by that I don't regret those lost years.
Anna: Six years... yeah. I had to keep her in hiding. I used to go and see her as a friend, but I could never really be her mother. You know, I couldn't tuck her in at night or... kiss away her tears. And then, we were able to be together, and I just became a mom with a vengeance -- you know, full-time... until we were separated again. But now, she has, uh, two children. She's a mother. You know, I have a second chance to make up for lost time.
Finn: You can't. You can't ever make up for abandoning the people you love.
[Knock on door]
Griffin: I was worried you got caught.
Ava: No, no, no. I'm not gonna waste this miracle getting caught. Got my wallet, my passport -- my phone!
Griffin: Hey, maybe we could skip the packing.
Ava: No, no, no, I'm almost done.
Griffin: Well, is there anything in there that can't be replaced? If not, just leave the luggage. Let's get the hell out of here!
Ava: "Get the hell out of here"? Well, that's nice language for a priest, huh?
Griffin: If that's what it takes to get through to you, leave the damn luggage and let's get moving!
Ava: What do you think we're gonna do? We're gonna peek out there and make sure the coast is clear and then make a run for it?
[Knock on door]
Anderson: We're searching for an escaped mental patient. Let us in! [Speaks Russian]
Patient 6: Is there another way out of the church?
Father Stanislov: Uh, yes, Vasca will show you.
Patient 6: No, not for me. For you. You need to get out of here -- both of you.
Father Stanislov: What will you do?
Patient 6: I'm gonna stop these guys.
Father Stanislov: No!
Patient 6: They've already been here once. They came back because they figured out I'm here.
Father Stanislov: Then, go.
Patient 6: I've seen these guys. They're gonna come in here, they're gonna tear this place apart, and when they don't find me, they could take it out on you. And I don't want that to happen.
[Knock on door]
Anderson: Last chance! Unlock the door!
Patient 6: Please, you have to get -- you have to get out of here.
Father Stanislov: I cannot let you fight in house of God.
Valentin: You are so lucky.
Laura: Me? You don't know how close I came to putting bullets in this gun.
Valentin: It's a mistake to wave a gun at a person when you don't know what level of self-defense training they've got.
Laura: Oh, I know you're dangerous. That was a risk that I was willing to take, because I wanted you to have the experience! I wanted you to know what it felt like to know that your life was about to be over. You know, Valentin, you are not invincible. You're not invulnerable.
Valentin: I never claimed to be either of those things.
Laura: Tell me something... Valentin, I'm curious. When you thought it was all about to be over, what God do you pray to? Or do you?
Anna: You have no idea how hard it was for me to leave my daughter. Yes, she was showered in love and affection, but it hurt like hell.
Finn: Somehow, you found the strength to abandon your child.
Anna: [Clicks tongue] I didn't have a choice.
Finn: I know. You didn't have a choice, you know, 'cause... you know, maybe the pregnancy was an accident, right? And you didn't think you were set up to be a mother. You knew your job was important to you, so to be good at your job, you had to -- you had to choose that over your daughter. You didn't even have the strength to tell the baby's father the truth.
Anna: You have no right to judge me.
Finn: You had no right to run away. You had no right to run away 'cause you were lucky enough to be having a child and to be having a child with a man who loved you so much.
Anna: Oh, this is about Hayden... and the baby you lost.
Ava: Trust me, I have a little expertise in this area. The way to get away with a crime -- thank you -- is to make it look like no crime took place.
Griffin: I don't consider it a crime to run for our lives.
Ava: Well, we're not gonna run. We are gonna have the main desk call us a car, and we are gonna very calmly walk down the hallway with my luggage in tow.
Griffin: But if Klein wakes up --
Ava: But I thought you said he'd be out for hours?
Griffin: But what if I'm wrong? You know, what if I'm wrong? What if -- what if somebody finds him? You don't think they're gonna come looking for us?
Ava: Do they even know you're here?
Griffin: Yes. I had to use my medical credentials to get in. I told them I was consulting with a patient.
Ava: Well, then, that's perfect. The result of that consultation is that I've decided to check out, and I'm gonna leave with my personal physician.
Griffin: Oh, my God, this is insane. We're gonna get caught.
Ava: No, if we do it your way, we'll definitely get caught. If we do it my way, we have at least a 30% chance of success. So, Father, would you mind getting the door?
Father Stanislov: God has helped you. Don't repay him with violence.
Patient 6: I-I'm not the one you should be worried about.
Father Stanislov: Go now, please. [Speaks Russian]
Patient 6: Thank you.
Father Stanislov: All are welcome here, but, uh, I only speak, uh, small English.
Anderson: We're looking for an escaped patient. He's very dangerous. Someone else already lied and said he wasn't here. Another American.
Father Stanislov: Another?
Anderson: Our patient is also American. We'd like to handle this quietly, but we can call in the police to search.
Father Stanislov: The police can come if you want, but as you can see, there's no one here.
Anderson: We'll see. No one back there.
Finn: [Sighs] I guess I'm just not Bond material.
Anna: You're doing just fine.
Finn: [Sighs, sniffles] I'm sorry. I'm sorry about what happened in there. I got a little lost thinking about... this woman I loved and this baby I couldn't wait to hold in my arms. And part of me keeps thinking that if Hayden had stayed, if he hadn't run, I could've saved the baby. I'm -- I'm not good at much, but I'm a hell of a doctor. And it was early in the pregnancy, and I... forget I said that. [Chuckles] The road to hell isn't paved with good intentions, it's paved with if-only's.
Anna: Hey, um... I can just say something, but it's, um, gonna sound really hypocritical.
Finn: By all means, go for it.
Anna: [Chuckles] I don't know. [Sniffles] Sometimes you just have to accept that... things aren't in your control.
Finn: [Inhales sharply] You're only saying that 'cause you think you still need me.
Finn: Don't worry. Your operation's safe. I'll continue to play nice with Cassandra 'cause it's -- it's pretty clear I got... nowhere else to go and nothing better to do.
Cassandra: I'd like to know more about Dr. Finn's traveling companion.
Cassandra: He never even mentioned her name.
Man: Is there any reason he should?
Cassandra: A man and a woman vacationing together in Monte Carlo? They're either siblings, lovers, or business associates, or some combination thereof.
Man: They could simply be friends.
Cassandra: [Scoffs] Platonic friendships between a man and a woman are like unicorns -- everyone's heard of them, but no one's actually seen one.
Man: You consider me your friend?
Cassandra: 'Course I do -- a well-paid one. I'm still trying to figure out whether Dr. Finn's silence about his traveling companion implies a lack of involvement or a secret.
Man: It won't matter if you never see him again.
Cassandra: You expect me to pass up a chance to be accurately diagnosed -- maybe even cured?
Man: When no one else could cure you, why should he?
Cassandra: He's brilliant.
Man: Is that all?
Cassandra: As opposed to...?
Man: Madam has been known to mix business with pleasure.
Cassandra: [Scoffs] Don't be absurd. The man is a doctor.
Cassandra: And this time will be different. I'm almost sure of it.
Valentin: I don't pray to anyone for anything. But if my life ever does flash before my eyes, I will be faced with some pretty powerful regrets.
Laura: You don't regret killing my son. You're happy you got away with it.
Valentin: I regret the encounter on Cassadine Island because, as it turns out, my father's will was already written and I am the legitimate heir. So, I could've very peacefully disinherited Nikolas without resorting to violence, and that would've been better off for everybody.
Laura: You bastard.
Valentin: Yeah, I know. And I also know that you mean that as an insult, but it's nothing short of the truth.
Laura: You wouldn't know the truth if it jumped up and bit you. All you know are lies! And you know what? Soon, Nina is going to figure that out, and one day, Charlotte will, too.
Valentin: I've missed our chats. And Charlotte will be very glad to have you back in town, because she needs her grandmother, and you and I really should learn how to get along together.
Laura: Oh, you've got this all figured out, don't you?
Valentin: Oh, hardly! But like I said, Lulu and I came to an agreement for Charlotte's sake.
Laura: Which you forced her into.
Valentin: I didn't hold a gun on her like you just did me! And if you ever think about denying this, I want you to think long and hard about what kind of tech I have installed here, because I might have video of everything that's transpired. And if I show it to the police, you'll be facing some very serious criminal charges.
Laura: You're bluffing.
Valentin: Is that what you're counting on?
Valentin: Because I promise you, if you ever pull a stunt like this again or if you try to disrupt my agreement with Lulu --
Laura: You'll what?
Valentin: I'll win. And you and that bobble-head daughter of yours will lose.
Ava: I keep thinking, "am I dreaming this, or did Klein actually drug me and I'm having some kind of hallucinations or what?"
Griffin: [Groans] You're not dreaming.
Ava: Oh, you -- you probably shouldn't be encouraging my vices.
Griffin: Oh, come on, you had a tough day.
Ava: Mm. Oh. [Sighs] I can't believe we did it. We got out of that clinic, we managed to find the airport, we got through security, and we got ourselves to these seats.
Griffin: Well, aren't you the one that said we had a 30% chance?
Ava: Well, I was lying.
Griffin: That certainly didn't show the way -- the way you stayed icy calm as we walked out of the front of that clinic. And weren't you scared at all?
Ava: Oh, yeah. Yeah, I was scared to death.
Griffin: Well, you have nothing to be afraid of now. All you have to do is lean back and close your eyes and sleep. I'll wake you up when we get to JFK.
Woman: Ladies and gentlemen, we've been detained at the gate for some kind of security issue.
Laura: Excuse me. [Inhales sharply] You know, there's one more thing that I want you to know before I leave. It's about your family.
Valentin: You mean our family.
Laura: Your step-mother put a curse on me once.
Valentin: Yeah, that sounds like Helena.
Valentin: You believe in curses, do you?
Laura: I don't, but the funny thing is, you don't need to believe in Helena's curses for them to work.
Valentin: So, how does this curse manifest itself?
Laura: Oh, she could make things happen. But just knowing that she had a vendetta against me and everyone I love, that was enough. She tortured me and my family for decades.
Valentin: Well, then, I suppose it's best for all of us that she's gone.
Laura: You know, that's what I thought, too. After she died, I thought maybe the curse was finally broken, but I was -- I was very cautious. I waited a moment to see... if there was any black cloud looming on the horizon. And then, there you were.
Valentin: Well, you know, curses are a lot like prophecies and gods. They really only have as much power as you give them, so I choose not to believe in such stuff.
Laura: You don't have to believe in the supernatural to understand evil. It's a sickness of the mind, of the heart -- it manifests itself through the things you do -- the things you put out into the world.
Valentin: Uh, if this is gonna be a lecture on karma --
Laura: Oh, yeah, I'm sure that you don't believe in karma. But you know what? Just like Helena's curses, you don't need to, 'cause karma works whether you believe it or not. So just enjoy this little victory of yours now. But, Valentin? You will never know peace of mind. You will have to look over your shoulder for the rest of your life, wondering when your past is gonna catch up with you.
Anna: I'm sorry.
Finn: [Scoffs] For what? I mean, there's a lot to choose from.
Anna: [Laughs] Yeah. I was really insensitive -- talking about my family and my grandchildren, knowing what you've been through.
Finn: It was fine. I'm sorry. I... I shouldn't have judged you for leaving your daughter. I know that must've been heartbreaking, and you were just doing what you thought was best.
Anna: Yeah. I don't know. Okay, so... now we've officially apologized for everything we regret.
Anna: We should probably quit while we're ahead. Just cancel the food and... get the check.
Anna: Call it a night, yeah?
Finn: Yeah, we, uh, we probably should.
Finn: Yeah. But where's the fun in that?
Anna: Sorry, what?
Finn: You were right before. I mean, we're not in new York, we're in -- we're in Monte Carlo. The smart play here when you're on a roll is you double-down. I mean, that is unless you're not still a gambler.
Anna: [Chuckles] What did you have in mind?
Announcer: Sorry about the delay. This issue has been resolved, and we'll be pushing back from the gate very soon. Please sit back and relax and enjoy our flight to New York City.
Ava: Oh, God, I've missed this. Believe it or not, even underground Russian medical facilities do not serve alcohol. At least not to patients, anyway.
Griffin: After what you've been through...
Ava: Mm. Once this goes down the hatch, I'm not gonna think about how that flight attendant tried so hard not to look at me and how so many of these passengers -- they were very busy, uh, studying the emergency card.
Griffin: Some of them were actually reading it for the instructions.
Ava: Oh, really?
Ava: Oh, good. Well, let's hope whatever's on that laminated card can save us if we go plummeting into the Atlantic.
Griffin: [Sighs] So, you ready to tell me about what happened back at the clinic?
Patient 6: This is great, thank you.
Vasca: When underway, no crew this level. Till then, be careful.
Patient 6: Yeah, I'll stay out of sight. One q-- one question -- where in the US is this ship headed?
Vasca: New York.
Finn: You know, we told this big crime syndicate we were in Monte Carlo to have a good time.
Anna: Mm-hmm. Yeah?
Finn: We -- we have to keep up the front. We need to look the part. So, what do you say we go on back to the hotel, I'll try to round up a dinner jacket, you find yourself a dress, we hit the town, maybe try our luck in the casino. What's your game? Is it roulette or baccarat?
Anna: Let's roll the dice and see what happens next.
Finn: You're on.
Anna: Yeah? [Chuckles] Let's go. Thank you.
Ava: And now you want me to change my testimony to help exonerate you, and for what? So I can once again be pretty?!
Valentin: Do you really want Spencer to wonder if his father's alive and well out there? That he's actually just abandoned him?
Ava: I know you killed him 'cause I saw it with my own eyes.
Valentin: Well, you have two choices -- you have two choices. You can stand by your original statement, you can put us all through a pointless trial, and you can look like you do for the rest of your life. Or you can sign it.
[Cell phone ringing]
Valentin: I thought I told you we have nothing further to discuss.
Cassandra: Well, I've never known you to make such a blindly uninformed decision. I should think, given our past --
Valentin: But despite what you and certain other people in my life believe, the past is much better left where it is.
Cassandra: Well, we'll put your theory to the test when I see you.
Valentin: And when do you think that's going to be?
Cassandra: Sooner than you do. I've decided to seek treatment with Dr. Hamilton Finn, which means I will need to come to Port Charles. A bientôt, mon chérie.
Ava: You know, if it's all the same to you, I'd rather not relive what happened at the clinic right now.
Griffin: I mean, you said you helped that man escape and the doctor was punishing you for it. Why?
Ava: Just later, okay? Right now, all you need to know is written all over my unfinished face.
Griffin: Hey. Come on, don't -- don't lose hope. There -- there still might be a way.
Ava: I already received one miracle today. I don't think I ought to push my luck.
Griffin: Fair enough.
Ava: Besides, the more you talk about me, the more you're avoiding the question. Why did you come to find me?
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