General Hospital Transcript Thursday 10/12/17
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Episode #13908 ~ Michael is stunned by an anonymous donation; Curtis discovers some interesting information; Dillon gets the wrong idea.
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(This still needs extensive editing)Laura... will you marry me? [Laughs] That's -- that's really sweet, Kevin. I mean it. You mean what? That I, Kevin Collins, want you, Laura Spencer, to be my wife. Because there's nothing I want more than to spend the rest of my life with you.
Sharon: 16 1/2 meters long easily fits 6 guests. I'm sure you thought there was a catch when you heard my price. The truth is my family hasn't used it in ages. Not since... [Cries softly] Not since my brother died.
Curtis: That's just terrible. I'm sorry for your loss. You working on the next big indie sleeper? [Chuckles] If only. No, I'm just killing time while Kiki is at the... Morgan's memorial at Perks. Yeah, I was gonna go and support Michael, but I had to work. Why didn't you go? Uh, you know that feeling you get when you're invited someplace, but it's pretty obvious you're not actually welcome?
Dr. Bensch: Hey, kiddo. What's wrong? Whatever it is, it can't be that bad, can it? Actually, it can. How's Washington? It's going well. You know, they're gonna be helping a lot of kids with mental health issues in Morgan's name. That's great. Yeah. That all we can do, right? Take this loss and turn it into something positive. When's the next flight to Paris? This afternoon? Oh, that's great. Um, I can make that. You have my information. Book it. I'll pick the ticket up at the airport. Thank you. Spencer, I'm so sorry.
[Knock on door]
What are you doing here?
I needed to see you.
Well, then... if you need to see me... by all means, come in.
I have an app on my phone that shows me all the donations to the foundation in real time. See? Oh! Wow. Someone just donated $50,000. Must be a corporate donation. I don't think so. You don't -- it's not a tax write-off if it's anonymous. Yeah, I don't think it's a company at all. Think it could be Tracy? Well, why would Tracy donate anonymously? Well, Tracy wouldn't want anyone to think that she gave a damn. Right. Okay, well, who do you think it could be? You think it's one of your associates just out of respect? They'd do it through a legit shell corporation. All right, well, think, guys. I mean, who do we know who, "a," doesn't hate us, and, "b," has that kind of money to spare? Well, maybe someone who lost someone close to them due to mental illness. Oh, that's a good point, honey. We are hardly alone on that score.
Michael: Well, look, the point was to raise awareness, right? Maybe this is a result. Yes. Anyway, it's good to know there's still good people in the world. Yeah. I gotta go. I'm meeting Nelle at Kelly's. Hmm. I'll see you soon. Yep. Bye, dad. Bye. Have fun.
Sonny: What are you doing?
I'm gonna find out who made that donation. Thank you. Sorry about the meltdown. Oh, no apology needed. So what's going on? [Sighs] If you want to talk, I'm happy to listen. Or...do you want me to call your boyfriend? No. Don't do that. Oh. You two have a fight? Not at all. Oh. Today is... it's the one-year anniversary of my ex-boyfriend's death. I see. Well... I mean, Dillon is a bit of a hothead, but he doesn't seem to be the kind of guy that would resent you feeling sad over missing someone you cared about. It's not that simple. Morgan...wasn't well. Was it a long illness or...? Yes and no. Um... Morgan was bipolar, and he struggled with it. When he started spiraling toward the end, I distanced myself. Dillon was there to comfort me. Well, that does complicate matters, doesn't it? The truth is, if Morgan hadn't gotten so sick, Dillon and I might not be together. But he did and we are. There's just no denying that one thing had something to do with the other. You're gonna learn this as a doctor, and it applies to life, too. Things could have turned out another way, but they didn't. And that is that. You have to deal with the circumstances as they are. I know. I know, it's just -- it is so complicated. How am I supposed to open up to Dillon when I feel so guilty? Guilty? Wait, why do you-- because if it weren't for me, Morgan would still be alive. Kiki. Look at me. Morgan was bipolar, you say? And if he was as sick as you're saying, believe me. There was nothing you could do. No matter what happened, you are not responsible for his death. But I am. I am the reason that Morgan is dead, because my mother killed him for me. Can I fix you a drink? No. I, uh... it's just a little early. Never stops me. So what's up? I've got a lot on my mind. I need to talk to somebody about it. And you chose me. Yeah, well, you do have a way of cutting through the BS and I really, really appreciate your friendship. Okay then. What's on your mind? I had an intense conversation with one of my superiors in the church. I told him about some of the, uh, conflicts that have been going on in my life. And what did he say? Well, he basically told me that I've been on leave from the church for long enough and it was time to make a decision. Either resign from the clergy, or leave my life in Port Charles behind. You're serious? [Scoffs] I've been thinking about it for months. The whole time we were in France, whether we were under the Eiffel tower or on the bridge where the love locks used to be, dozens of times, I would think to myself, "Kevin, just ask her already." So, instead of Paris and the love locks, you -- you chose Kelly's?
So beautiful well... I can't sit idly by while you think things will never get better. There are so many happy moments just waiting to be created, and I'd like to spend my life creating them with you -- if you'll let me.
My love is strong so what do you say? Make me the happiest man alive. No!
So, your boss gave you an ultimatum. Yes. So what are you gonna do? My time in the church feels like another man's life. I barely recognize it anymore. Well, why go back? The thought of leaving for good feels empty, hollow. And the priesthood was my calling, my vocation. Well, it sounds like you've made up your mind. And if you have, I'm not quite sure why you've come to me for advice. If I went to Morgan's memorial, it would just be weird. Not that I think anybody is necessarily begrudging my being with Kiki, just... but she was Morgan's girlfriend. So if you showed up as her date, they might think that's a little weird. Exactly. I want to give Kiki space. And I want to respect what she had with Morgan, while at the same time, moving forward with our own relationship. That sounds perfectly reasonable to me. [Chuckles] Yeah. In theory, it does. But living it day to day can be...complicated. Complicated? Yeah. How? I don't know. I shouldn't take it personally. It's just it feels like lately, Kiki's been kind of... shutting me out. Not entirely, probably not even intentionally, just... ever since she started pre-med. Yeah. It really hurts when you give somebody your heart and they don't do the same. You know, like, you feel like you've invested everything that you have and... they didn't. If you don't mind me asking, did your brother die in the water? He did. But not on this boat. Zach drowned while kayaking with his fiancée. She was from limited circumstances, and she was very impressed with Zach's background and lifestyle. The police suspected foul play, but there was no proof. That's awful. Now, I take by foul play, you suspect that she was involved. I know she was. [Inhales sharply] Did anyone suspect anything when this girl first came into your brother's life? Oh, Zach didn't bring her into our lives. Our mother did. Janelle was our mother's personal assistant. Yeah, see, I know that the donor asked to be anonymous. But you are the routing company, and you obviously have these records. I understand that, but, you know, we set up this foundation in our late son's name, and I really just -- great. That's all I'm asking. I'm asking for you to try. Yes, I'll hold. Are you sure you should be doing this? Maybe the donor wanted to stay anonymous for a reason. Yeah, I bet she did. She? Oh, come on. Someone who lost someone to mental illness? Someone who feels guilty about it, or she would if she had a conscience? Ava? Yeah, and if I find out that she made the donation, I'm gonna make another $50,000 donation, and send her blood money back to her. Yes, I'm still holding. Don't get yourself tied up in knots. What if the person just cared for Morgan, and wanted to make a donation without taking any credit? Let me tell you something. As Morgan's mother, I want to look this person in the face, and I want to thank them and tell them how grateful I am. Or punch her in the face. Yes. Oh, great. Thank you so much. So what is the name? Really? Wow. Um... okay. Thank you. Yes, thank you so much. So what? It's Ava? Even stranger. Hmm? That $50,000 donation was made by Nelle.
Griffin: It's just I'm -- I'm -- it's okay. I know why you wanted to come to me, and you can go to hell. Wait , what just happened? It didn't just happen. It's been happening for months. Don't you see that what you're doing to me is cruel? Cruel? Yes! You told me that you could never have feelings for me because you're married to the church. And then you show up here, and you touch my hand, and you stare into my eyes, and you ask me if you should leave Port Charles forever or stay. What kind of game is that?! I'm so sorry! I never meant to -- no, of course, you never mean to do anything, do you? Well, I know why you came here today. I know what you were hoping would happen. You were hoping that I would throw myself at you again. What? Because you don't need me to be your friend after all, do you? You need me to be some sort of a symbol. Some sort of archetype, right? The temptress who -- who makes the pious man question his faith. No! That's not -- I would never do that to you. But you do! It's all you do. Even when you're crossing oceans and coming to the rescue, it's all about challenging your faith. Well, I refuse to be some obstacle for you to overcome! In fact, I -- I'm not gonna be around at all. What are you saying? I'm saying I'm the one who's leaving Port Charles. Wait, back up a sec. Your mother killed Morgan? Well...not directly, but she might as well have. My mom hated that we were together. So she was always telling me that his illness was gonna ruin my life as well as his. But she knew I'd never leave him, so she decided to prove her point by engineering his breakdown. Engineering how? She switched out his lithium for placebos. She thought that would show me who he really was. Oh, my God, that's criminal. Yeah. Morgan's family wanted her prosecuted, but there just wasn't enough evidence. Well, at least it all makes sense now. What does? You choosing to be a doctor, a healer. You know that drive you feel to save people? Yeah. A lot of us get that drive from trying to make up for another loss. After my mom switched his meds, Morgan became really erratic and he made a lot of reckless decisions -- one of which led him to being killed. You are not responsible for your mother's actions. But I am responsible if I let her back into my life. It's like I'm condoning everything that she did. Or at least, she seems to think so. Did she say something to that effect? No. No, she just showed up here. She barged in on Morgan's memorial. I don't know if you know this, but my mom was really badly burned in an accident a few months ago. Because I helped her through the recovery, she seems to think that that means I forgive her. And do you? I mean, I'm trying to get past it. But forgiveness? That's a tall order. I don't want to lose her, either. But how can I be a good person if I let her back into my life? I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. I know you're not a fan of big displays of emotion. When I work at the hospital, no. But anywhere else... I'm a regular old softie. The other night, "terms of endearment" was on. [Snaps fingers] Waterworks, it... [Chuckles softly] Look. There's a smile. So let me get this straight. The girl, what's her name? Janelle Benson. Janelle Benson. So she came to work for your mom and wound up seeing your brother? She had a glowing recommendation from one of the teachers at lakes high. And my mother believed in giving people a chance, a leg up, when she could. And your mother, is she still with us? No. We were all devastated when she passed, but Zach, my brother, he took it the hardest. Janelle started hovering around Zach, becoming the one person that he could talk to in his time of grief. Before you know it, they were engaged, and my brother amended his will -- leaving her everything. So when he turned to her, she saw her chance? Janelle's an opportunist, all right. If my poor mother hadn't passed, she would have found another way in. In retrospect, I can see she was targeting Zach from the beginning.
Nelle: How was the memorial? Um... it was good. It was good. Um... joss and I, we took Avery to the zoo to see the penguins. It was more of a cheerful way to remember Morgan. I'm sure he would approve. Yeah, I think so, too. Oh, uh, also, I have some great news. Um... donations for the foundation are already pouring in. That's great. Yeah. Look, so last time we talked, you, um... you were pretty upset. Yeah, you know, let's just forget about it. I should have remembered that it was so close to the anniversary of Morgan's passing. Anyway, I'm -- I'm okay now. I'm glad. I just -- I just I don't want you to think that things will never get better between you and my family. And I want you to know that I actually, uh -- I have a plan to fix this. Funny. So do I. So Nelle made the donation. Yeah. The same woman who almost lost her apartment so Michael had to buy it for her. Yeah, that Nelle. Right, you know what? Even if she managed to get the money, I-- no, we know she did it, Sonny. We don't know how. How does a woman who claims not to have a penny to her name make a $50,000 donation to a charity? It doesn't matter how she got the money. What's important is what she wants and why she donated anonymously. She did it because she's a sneaky little bitch, and she has an agenda. And that part is not a mystery. Okay, where are you going? Well, Nelle just made a generous donation in honor of our boy. The least I can do is thank her. Carly, that -- you... [Sighs]
Okay, then, I guess that's what you get for being spontaneous. No, no, no. Wow! Three more "no's." Stop it. Everything you said means everything to me, really. I -- I want exactly the same things that you do. Mm. You sure about that? Yes, I'm sure. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, too. But you won't marry me. I didn't say that. Yeah, you did. [Inhales sharply] Okay, well, this may come as a shock to you, Dr. Collins, but I don't want you to propose to me because you want to distract me from all these horrible things that are going on with Valentin. That's not the reason I proposed. But in all fairness, that would be a nice bonus. I just don't want my engagement to be associated in any way with Valentin. You know, I -- maybe it sounds silly, but I -- I want the fairy tale, okay? I want dinner, I want -- I want to maybe go on a hike or something like that, or maybe a trip to the wine country -- something special, you know, where you get down on a knee, and you hold up a ring. Ah, so what you're saying is, if I gave you a real proposal, then you'd say yes. Today's the anniversary of Morgan's death. It was a mix-up and I blundered into a memorial that his siblings had set up. And I was shunned... by everybody. [Sniffles] Including my own daughter. And this was right after Laura Spencer had laced into me about betraying Nikolas' memory. So you see, father, it has not been a good day, even before you showed up. I've been reminded more than once what a horrible person I've become. Hey. Hey, you are not a horrible person, okay? I meant what I said before. I believe in you. I have faith in you, Ava. Just stop it. Griffin... please just stop it.
Kiki: Dillon, hey. Hi. Hi. You look upset. Have you been crying? Uh, I'm gonna let you two catch up. Thank you, Dr. Bensch. [Sniffles] How was the, uh -- how was the memorial? [Exhales deeply] It was tough. Wish I could have been there for you. I know, it's just -- you know, it wouldn't have been right. But Dr. Bensch could be there. What? No. No, Dr. Bensch wasn't at the memorial. He stopped by for a cup of coffee and said hi. I just -- I needed someone to talk to. About Morgan? Kiki, after everything that's happened, how is it that you can talk to some doctor that you barely know, but you can't talk to me? Well, this is a surprise. I need your help. About what? We need to keep our daughter from throwing her life away. So you have a plan to get in good with my family? Maybe. But I want to hear yours first. Okay. Well, um... I was thinking about how you told me that no one will trust you if you can't find out what happened to Zach. Mm-hmm.
So, what I did - wow, there you are. I am so happy that I found you guys. You are? Yeah. Why is that? Oh, I couldn't go another minute without thanking Nelle. That donation you made to Morgan's foundation -- $50,000. That's beyond generous.
You can imagine my surprise when I found out the anonymous donor to Morgan's foundation was none other than Nelle. I mean, wow. I just, um... I just don't have the words. It was my pleasure. I just don't know how you did it, Nelle. I mean, how could you have gotten that kind of money -- okay, Mom, Mom, I got it. Okay. All right. It was just very noble... of you to keep such a grand gesture a secret. [Sighs] That was a hell of a way for you to find out. Look, um, I'm no expert on jewelry. But I'm gonna guess that that Grant family heirloom diamond ring was about $50,000. Is that how you got the money?
Curtis: I'm sorry. I don't mean to pry. I don't mind. I do have one more question. Did Janelle ever get the money? No. Thankfully. The investigation is still open, so she can't profit from her little misadventure. After all this time? The police department is squarely on our side. Okay, uh... devil's advocate. If the police department is squarely on your side and they still can't find proof, is it possible that your brother's death was an accident? His kayak took on water because of a faulty plug. Zach began to sink and Janelle, she watched my brother drown. And then she told the police that she couldn't save him because she wasn't a strong enough swimmer. Well, ain't that interesting? Now, didn't she just grow up a few towns over? So she was basically raised by the water. Yes. Funny, that. I told myself I wouldn't get into this again. I'm sorry that you had to hear all that. No. No, no, no. I'm -- I'm honored that you chose to share with me. Well, I have a prior engagement. Uh, if you want to stick around, kick the tires, so to speak, be my guest. Thank you. I will be in touch. [Sighs] Kristina's going to Oregon with her professor? Yeah. Okay. And we need to do something to stop her. Uh-huh. She actually thinks that I went to the dean and got Parker fired. Did you? No, I didn't! I told you that. Well, you've been known to lie, Alexis. Seriously? Says the criminal who lies for a living, who's married to a woman who lies like she breathes. You're calling me a liar? No, no, all I'm saying is you hate that Kristina's with Parker, and you've gone behind her back more than once. Are you taking her side? Are you asking me if I like the fact that she's moving across country with an older woman? No! But it's not throwing away her life. Are you insane? I mean, throwing away your life is like killing somebody or going to prison for 20 years. I knew you'd find a way to bring Julian into this. I -- Julian? I wasn't even thinking about Julian. Our daughter is young, she's impulsive, she's probably gonna get her heart broken, and that's sad. But nothing's happening to her. I mean, what's the thing? She could learn something from this. She can gain maturity. What if this had happened to Morgan? Okay, now... it's different. Morgan was bipolar. Kristina is in love. End of story. Okay. We obviously disagree about this. However, I'm right, you're wrong. And you have been no help at all. Dillon, when Dr. Bensch encouraged me to go for the accelerated program, it changed my life. He's more than just a supervisor to me. In what way? He sort of reminds me of my dad. You know, the gruff doctor with the squishy heart underneath. My dad's gone, and my mom might as well be. So, you know, it was nice to talk to someone older and wiser for a change -- especially since I can't burden you with this. Your feelings are not a burden to me. I know, but... I can't come crying to you about Morgan. It's not fair to either of us. Kiki, what does fair have to do -- look. There is nothing you can say to me that I cannot handle. I'm grateful that you came to Russia to save my life. But you didn't do it for me, did you? Of course I did. No. You did it for you. You did it so you could feed your savior complex, so you could be a hero. That is not why -- maybe you chase after women who you think need salvation because you like the danger of it. Maybe you like the thrill of coming so close to betraying your vows. But you forget that I'm a person with desire... with feelings. Not that you care. [Laughs] You have an idea of me. You don't know me at all. You wouldn't know what to do with me if you had me. You think so?! I know it! Well, maybe you're wrong! All right, maybe I do know what I want. Really? What's that?
I can't tell you my answer in advance because that defeats the purpose of you asking. Fine. You deserve a grand romantic gesture. But it's gonna cost you. Oh, will it, now? Mm. Oh, you'll get your proposal. But you won't know when, and you won't know where. Might be tomorrow, might be next week. Might be months. Might be years from now. Oh. Might be three hours from now. But you'll be on pins and needles until this goes down. Dr. Collins, you're a cruel, cruel man. I prefer evil genius. [Laughs] One who happens to be completely and absolutely in love with you. You know what? I need to make this clear, okay. I'm in this for the long haul, okay? There is nothing -- I mean, nothing -- you could ever say that's gonna drive me away. Nothing you could say about your mother, nothing you could say about Morgan -- nothing at all is going to shake my faith in you. Good. Because, Dillon, you... you make me so incredibly happy. I am just... I'm so grateful that I have you. Alexis? Hi, David. Everything all right? Not really. Remember my middle child that I told you about -- Kristina? Yes. Yeah, well, she just informed me that she's moving to Eugene, Oregon, with her lover/professor who abused her position of power when she seduced my daughter. I'm sorry. Yeah, well, it gets better. So I went to her father, thinking we'd form a united front, right? And we'd try to talk some sense into her. He's perfectly fine with it. No problem. Thinks it will help her mature. So I'm sitting here, staring at her phone contact, and thinking, well, if I call her, she's not gonna pick up. And if I text her, she's not gonna reply. So, uh... somehow this is all my fault. Because I'm too controlling. Hmm. Nobody thinks that. My daughter does. Kristina is wrong. From what I can see, you're appropriately concerned. Well, a lot of good that does me. Hmm. I just feel kind of helpless. Can I buy you a drink? Well, that's probably not a very good idea, considering I'm a recovering alcoholic. Oh, God, that's right. I'm so -- I'm so sorry. No, I'm sorry, 'cause I could really use a drink right now. Well, um... how about a walk along the water? It's better than sitting here, staring at your phone. That's a good point.
Let's do it. Hey. Max just told me that Alexis tore out of here like a bat out of hell. Everything okay? Yeah, it's a long story, and for whatever reason, I'm the voice of reason today, and I don't like it very much. Oh, wow. That must be weird for you. [Laughs] How'd it go with Nelle? Mm. I graciously thanked her for her donation. That's all? Is it so weird that I could put my feelings aside long enough to thank Nelle for her generosity? Do you really want the answer? Although...if my gratitude made Michael question where Nelle got the money from, even better. You sold it, didn't you? The engagement ring that Zach gave you? Yes. Keeping that ring meant holding on to a lot of pain from my past. At least this way, I figured, it would be going to a good cause. Why didn't you tell me? I was about to. And then, like an idiot, I told you to go first, and then your mom walked in and "thanked" me. Okay, if you were going to tell me anyway, then why did you make the donation anonymous? I knew your parents would think it was part of some hidden agenda. I never thought that you would think that, too. Don't push it, Carly. It's gonna backfire. No, you don't have to worry, because this time, I'm gonna take a page out of your book. No accusations, no attacks, okay? I'm just gonna let Nelle reveal her true self. I don't think you have an agenda, Nelle. I just have a question. We're allowed to ask each other questions, right? I have to use the restroom.
[Cell phone rings]
Hey, please tell me you found something.
Curtis: Oh, I found something all right. But I think it's best if I tell you in person. Open your eyes and I'll take you someplace far away from anything you know open your soul, and I will guide you follow the whisper that sweetens all your dreams tell me what you see tell me what you feel I will guide you tell me what you see tell me what you feel into something new
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