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Episode #13907 ~ Dr. Klein gets a bit of luck; Nelle plays with fire; Nathan eases Amy's fears.
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Your vitals are much better. Looks like you stabilized overnight. I see you're no longer a john doe. You are... Driscoll-comma-Chet.
Congratulations on surviving, Chet. It's a great day to be alive. [Scoffs]
[Elevator bell dings]
Amy, hey, good morning. [Sighs] I've had better. What brings you by? I understand that a patient was brought in last night for an OD? Oh, no. Nathan, please tell me you're not going to arrest my brother. [Gasps] Oh, my God, what are you doing? What are you -- are you just making a habit of breaking into my house?! Anna, I needed to touch base with you. Did you give me up to Cassandra? No, just the opposite. I want to help you bring Cassandra down. Hmm.
Maxie: Do you think that it -- it -- hm. Maybe I -- hm. You know what? It might be better if -- Maxie. [Sighs] Sorry. Mm, hmm-mm. You know what? I could just start from the beginning and go from a completely different angle. Uh. It's great. It is? It flows, it reads like good, solid fiction. You don't think it's a problem that I-I embellished [Chuckles] A little bit and made it look like I was the inspiration for the "Ask Man Landers" blog? I don't have a problem with that if j and Amy don't have a problem with that. Okay. You don't, uh, feel like I'm contributing to fake news? Fake news? No, it's an article about an advice column. It's not like the fate of our nation is hanging in the balance. And you made yourself out to be über-confident and über-supportive wife of Ask Man Landers. It's -- it's still sexy and glamorous and savvy, right? -Yeah, yeah, it is. -[Sighs] And you know what the best thing? Is you make j out to be amazing, and that makes very happy. Job well-done, Maxie.
[Elevator door opens]
[Cell phone chimes]
All right, whose stuff is on my desk? Oh, good, you're finally here. We need to get to work. You talked to Diane? Yeah, she's seeing the judge this morning. She's going to argue that Jason had a reasonable belief that Franco was a threat. Will she be able to get the charges dropped? She doesn't think so, but she does think she's going to be able to get bail. It's going to be a lot. Don't worry about that, I'll cover it. Most important thing is to get Jason out. That's right. And back to his life. I'll let you know when I hear from Diane. Bye. Bye, Carly. Um. Diane's working on getting Jason released. That's good. -Yeah. -That's good. Yeah. I mean, if you're sure he's Jason. What are you waiting for? Answers. Well, I-I already told you. I don't have any! You know the date I was admitted to the clinic, you know who paid you, and where the payments came from! Wire transfers. There was never a name attached. Well, tell me anyway! It won't do you any good. You can't find my client. Yes, I can. And you're gonna help me. I saw the change in rich when we moved into the new house. But having his parents over was enlightening. You don't like my lasagna? No, it's good.
Here, blow. Blow on it. You see it, right? Is there a draft in here?
There's no better way to bring down Cassandra and her drug operation than from the inside. What changed? No, really, because yesterday you said you didn't want anything to do with my operation. You -- you threatened to expose me if I didn't back off. Uh, I went home and I started to think about Cassandra and what her opioids are doing to people and how they could just as easily be doing it to my daughter. Oh, okay. So, by protecting all the innocents in the world against the dangers of drug addiction, you're somehow protecting your own child. Yeah. Well, it's a hell that I wouldn't wish on anybody, and I'll be damned if Cassandra is going to profit by it. No, it's good, it's very moving. It's just way too altruistic to be your true motive. I mean...did Cassandra provoke you? Did sh-- what did she do? [Monitor beeping] In case you're wondering, you're in general hospital in Port Charles, Chet, and you are a lucky man. If someone hadn't found you passed out in the park and called an ambulance and -- are we done here?! Well, if by "done," you mean, "are you going to die of pneumonia?" The answer is no. You can thank me later. Yeah, wait, wait, I-I-I-I-I wouldn't do that. All right? Not only does it make a terrible mess on the floor that I'm gonna have to clean up, but you're not done with your course of antibiotics. [Monitor beeping] Thank you. I appreciate that. Why do you care? Well, you're my patient, and you're also nurse Driscoll's brother. You may not give a damn about yourself, but your sister certainly does. I don't want to see her. I think what you mean to say is, you don't want her to see you. But, you know, she's been wearing a hole in the linoleum all night and, um, I can't send her away. If I'm being honest, I'm a little afraid of your sister, so you're just going to have to break it to her yourself, man. Wait, it was your brother who's the OD? [Sighs] [Phone rings] He is the person who overdosed, and yes, Dr. Finn's in there with him now. Somewhere between his treatment center and Port Charles, he got his hands on some painkillers. I'm sorry. Do they know exactly what he OD'd on? Nope. [Sniffles] Or how much, or how often he's been using. [Sighs] After everything he's been through... surgery after surgery, combat wounds, followed by months of recovery and rehab. He must be in so much pain. It's going to be okay. [Sobbing]
Mm-hmm. I heard a lot about you from my best friend Lulu Falconeri. Oh, yeah, Lulu's great. She's always been very kind to me. Yeah. I've heard a lot about you from other people, too. Well, I've certainly heard about you. You know, Maxie Jones is a legend around here, and not just at crimson, you know, so much of your life is a matter of public record. Yeah, I'm sure you can sympathize. We've both been the subject of public gossip. Well, then, maybe it's best we don't believe everything we hear. Fair enough. But, is it true that you were a nanny before you traded up and landed here? I also have experience as an executive assistant, which is how I earned my current position. Oh, I never meant to imply that you didn't earn this position. I'm actually really happy about your experience since you'll be assisting both me and Nina. I wasn't aware of this. Oh, it's only temporary. I'm going to be using that desk while they prepare the corner office for me. You know, the one with the three windows and the title of executive fashion editor on the door. Shouldn't you have your own assistant? I will, eventually. But, for now, I'm going to need you to step up. Just the usual stuff -- keep me organized, take my calls. You can start by hanging up my coat. I'll need some personalized stationary and some buck slips. I'll get right on that. Excuse me! Hey, Nina, Nina, we're gonna have to have a conversation. Okay? -I-I -- listen, I know what you're going to say, and I need Maxie to be working out there until her office is ready, and I'm sure that you two can figure out some productive way to co-exist. Oh, I'm sure we can, too, but that -- that's just not what this is about. What? A raise. Have you been at the station to visit him yet? I tried to, but he'd already been released. So, is he -- he's been arrested again? He... he beat the hell out of Franco. Doesn't that sound like Jason? It does. [Chuckles] So, you, uh... you and Mom believe him, huh? W-what's there to believe?! I mean, once you see him, Michael, you're gonna know it's him. Okay, okay, so -- so this -- this guy -- yeah? That Sam married, he's just an imposter? [Sighs] It's more complicated than that. This was a set-up. Someone took Jason away, put Sam's husband in his place, and we believed it because we wanted to believe it. And now Sam's husband, whoever he really is, is trying to hold on to a life that doesn't belong to him. I get keeping me at the clinic was just a job for you, but the job's gone wrong. And if you don't want to take the fall, because you will, you should tell me who's behind it. You're in no position to be making threats. Maybe not. But I have friends. Richard Klein, you made bail.
Dr. Klein. Wait a minute, uh... exactly who paid my bail? Why, you particular? You're right. All that matters is I'm free and you're not.
I'd like some time with the prisoner. That won't be a problem, will it?
Not at all, Mrs. Corinthos.
Thank you. Hi. Hi. You know, we've got to stop meeting like this.
Nina: You want to talk about a raise? Um, I thought we already talked about that. As I recall, I brought it up. You did, and I am so thankful for that. But? I know you said we'd have to wait until our year-in-review, but that's still weeks away, and I feel like I have been an exemplary assistant. Nelle, listen -- I have come in extra hours whenever you needed, I spent time in a Moroccan jail for this magazine. Oh, and you deserve hazard pay for that, for sure, but listen -- -Nina, look, this is -- this is really embarrassing, but I... I'm really strapped for cash. I thought you were going to get a roommate to deal with expenses? So did I, but that fell through at the last minute, and even though I ended up staying in my apartment, I couldn't get my deposit back from the movers, so... not to mention all the other expenses I was expecting to be sharing and the holidays are coming up. Okay, listen, I -- look. I understand. You have been an incredible employee, perfect actually. And your talent and dedication has made you invaluable to this company. But...it's kind of hard now with this whole aurora media takeover, and crimson has creative autonomy, yes, but financially, we're just...still on hold. There's really nothing you can do? Listen, if I could I would. I would give you a raise in a heartbeat, that's for sure. I think you're going to find what you want in your Christmas stocking. Hey, go get yourself a cappuccino on me, all right? Get me one, too, while you're at it. And, um, then come back here and we'll give Maxie's article a final pass. You want me to look over Maxie's work? Yeah! I value your input. Glad to help. Thank you for hearing me out. If you're going to get coffee, I'll take a caffè mocha. And, for future reference, I like it with soy and a dusting of cinnamon. Hm. Jason would love to see you, Michael, and you're gonna feel a hell of a lot better once you see him. You know what? To be honest, dad, I think the real reason I'm so hesitant to go down there is because if it really is Jason, what am I going to say to him? When has it been that hard for you to talk to him? It's the point. Dad, he's like a -- he's like a second father to me. Right. A brother, a-a friend. How am I supposed to look him in the face and say, "oh, by the way, Jason, this other guy -- I had no idea it wasn't you"? How do -- how do I explain it? How do I -- how do I justify that to him, to myself? Since he really is Jason, you won't have to say a damn thing. And the only reason he wouldn't forgive you is because there's nothing to forgive. Diane's meeting with the judge as we speak. Okay, I'm not pleading temporary insanity. She understands. Okay, I mean it, Carly. Even if it's the easiest way to get out of here, I wasn't crazy when I attacked Franco, I was justified. I know. I don't care that he had a brain tumor, I don't care. He hurt Michael, he hurt Sam, and I'm going to make him pay. Okay, I know that. I really understand that and your hatred for Franco is a beautiful thing and I would never dream of interfering. However, Franco is reformed. Or at least he's pretending to be. Okay? He's not going to do anything to Sam or Michael. You don't have to deal with him right this minute, okay? Focus for once on yourself, on getting out of here, Jason, and getting your life back. I'm giving what you want. Why are you being so resistant? Because if we go down this road together, there's no turning back, you understand? And there is no going rogue. Understood and agreed. I will need the names of buyers and suppliers, and dates of delivery, sources of processing and distribution, because I want to bring down the whole operation, you understand? Not just Cassandra, the whole thing. In order to do that, I have to trust you, I have to rely on you. I can see how that would be an issue. Yes, of course. So, that is why your motive can be either your greatest asset or it will be your biggest liability. I want to know. Is this a personal vendetta or what?
Can you excuse me for a second? Uh, yeah. I thought you were indisposed.
Dr. Klein: I was, but thanks to your generosity, that's no longer the case. I'm calling to say "thank you." What are you talking about? For posting my bail. Wasn't me. Listen, don't call this number again, please. Hey, hey! Hey, let go of me! What?!
Thank you for the shoulder.
Anytime. I guess this is when man Landers turns back into a cop and does what he has to do. Hey, don't worry about it. I'm not here to take Chet into custody. I do need to talk to him about where he got his hands on the painkillers, though. Dr. Finn! How's Chet? Awake and stable. [Sighs] Thank you! My God, Chet, thank God you're okay! You scared me half to death. -Amy -- I know I'm your baby sister, but I'm still a nurse. Don't you know you can call me with anything if you're ever in any kind of pain, physical or otherwise?! You call me! -Amy! 24/7, anytime! Amy, do you really want to do something for me? Anything. Get out. How's Sam? Uh, I haven't seen her. I was going to stop by her place -- no, don't, don't do that. Don't put pressure on her. I wouldn't pressure her. I-I mean it. I know that she's -- she's dealing with a lot. I know, I... I m-- this is going to be hard for you to believe, but Sam and I are friends now. Like, really friends! We bonded in our grief over you. Losing you about killed Sam, it really did, and if it weren't for Danny, I don't know, I think she would have just disappeared one day, you know. Taken off for a new city. That's how much she loves you. Yeah, well, she loves him, too. She's married. And you saw him -- he's going to fight me with everything he's got. And I just -- I don't want to put Sam through that. Okay, let's just deal with one thing at a time, right? And then we can worry about Sam. Let's focus on getting you out of here. Diane's upstairs, she's working on getting you bail. Once she does, Sonny's going to pay it. [Sighs] Yeah, I'm sorry, I know it's going to be a lot. Are you kidding? We're thrilled to spend our cash on our best friend! I even went shopping for you, and I got you new clothes to wear home. You didn't need -- Carly, you didn't need to do that. Yes, I did! You can't walk around town looking like a fugitive, and you know how much I love shopping for you. I know, but what did you -- what did you buy? -No, Carly, Carly -- -don't bother asking for the clothes you were arrested in, okay? I had the desk sergeant throw them out when I dropped off your new ones. See ya! No, that's -- Carly!
[Music plays softly]
Hey. Hey, Nelle. You know, I've been really worried about you. Have you? I mean, your family's been jumping from one crisis to another without any help from me, this time. Guy comes to town, claims he's the real Jason Morgan, I'm sure you have a ton of questions. Yeah, no, I'm working it out. Well, you know, sometimes it helps to work it out with someone else, you know? Someone who cares, someone who's never stopped caring. What is this?! I'm not a prisoner! I'm a free man! I know. I paid your bail. Who the hell...? Wait, you're, uh... Sonny Corinthos. You're Dr. Richard Klein. Do me a favor? You guys take off. I want to talk to this guy in private. I don't like to get my hands dirty. I'd rather delegate. I don't want any trouble, sir. Well, that's too late. You own -- you own a, uh, clinic in Russia. You kept my friend prisoner. You drugged him to keep him in control. It wasn't personal. I have nothing against your friend. Yeah, I know, you're just a businessman providing a service. You need to tell me who paid you to provide it. Cassandra's going to want to keep you on a tight leash, you know. She's going to use anything incrementing she has on you to threaten you as leverage. Really? Yeah. Well, I know. The pair of us got these pasts that just keep on going, no matter how much you try to distance yourself from them. Well, I'll let you try to outrun your past. I've actually made peace with mine. All of it? Mm-hmm. Well, I have regrets, but nothing that's going to prevent me from wanting a better life for my wife and my child. Did Cassandra get to your family? No, not yet. And she's not going to because I'm going to get you all the evidence you need to take her down. So, you have to get her to trust you. Then you're going to betray her. Any misstep, any lapse in judgment, you know, could be fatal. Are you willing to take that risk? Anna, are you worried about me? No. Just concerned about the assignment. Well, then, let me get on with it. Because you and I both know that I'm the best chance to bring down Cassandra and her whole sordid operation. I'm going to be watching you every step of the way. I'm counting on it. If you compromise this -- don't do that. Don't threaten me. Not when I'm risking everything to come to your side. [Doorbell rings] [Sighs] Somebody has really awful timing. [Chuckles]
And very powerful men often have enemies. Do you have enemies, sir? As far as I know, everybody loves me. Well, then, imagine that you did. Yeah? Imagine that you'd captured one of these enemies, that you'd placed him in my custody and paid me to keep him alive but sedated. Now, what would you expect me to do? Would it be acceptable of me to defy you? Or would you expect to get what you paid for? Okay, you make a pretty good point. Thank you, sir. Don't get up. When my friend escaped, you tracked him to Port Charles. Do you honestly think I cared what happened to Patient 6 after he escaped? I was glad to be rid of him! I was ordered to track him down and bring him back. Do you always follow orders? Just like your men do. Okay, now you tell me! Who gave you the order? Sir, I swear, I don't even know my client's name. How do you get in touch with him? I don't. He always contacts me. Always contacts you, yeah? All right, is this the phone that he always calls you on? Yes, sir. My men confiscated it when they picked you up. The thing is, it's a burner phone, untraceable. Here's what we're going to do. We're going to put it right here. We're going to wait until that thing rings and we hear your master's voice. Thank you, but, um, there's nothing you can do. I can listen. Look, Michael, I-I know that I hurt you. And I know you may never be able to forgive me, but whatever confusion you're going through, whatever you may be feeling about Jason, I want to be there for you. Thank you. Really, Nelle, b-but like I said -- no, just please, just let me -- just listen, listen. I need you to know that I will... I'm never going to stop loving you, and if you let me, I want to be there for you and help you and, who knows, maybe we can just help each other. Okay.
If that's what you really want, I'll go.
[Sighs] What the hell, Amy? You said you would do anything I asked.
I did. You asked me to leave and I left. Now I'm back! Don't you get it? I don't want you here. Yeah. I got that. And it's just too damn bad because I'm not leaving you. Not ever. I know you've suffered, I understand that your recovery has been frustrating and painful. You're a hero who served your country. No, the real heroes didn't come back. Yes, a lot of heroes died, but a lot came back, and you are definitely one of them! And not just "a" hero, Chet. [Sniffles] You're my hero, and I love you too much to let you quit. You're wasting your time with me. Go save somebody else. [Sniffles] Fine. I'll go. But only because you are pissing me off and I am working! [Sniffles] But... like general MacArthur said, "I will be back." That was the terminator. Macarthur said, "I shall return." Well, I'm going to do both. Amy, Amy, hey, hey, hey. Look, if Chet knew what you did for him and how you raised all that money with Ask Man Landers to pay for his medical bills -- he can't know, Nathan! He can never know. Why not?! I'm sure he -- he wouldn't! He already lost so much, all he has left is his pride! If we take that away from him... Dr. Finn, I heard that you were seeing Anna. Quite a shock to me, I didn't even realize you two knew each other. Just ignore him, he's leaving. -Am I? -Yeah, you are. I guess I am. Well, au revoir, les tourtereux. What was that all about? Uh, spy business. You're no longer part of that. What if I want back in?
Can you believe it?! Ask Man Landers is going to be bigger than ever. Men from here to Hong Kong are going to be looking to my amazing, handsome husband for answers. Yes. That's the thing, max, I-I don't have the answers. Not when it counts. Not a single one. You know about Roxy, right? The lizard? Bearded dragon, I forgive you. Listen, Roxy lives in an aquarium, all right? And as far as she knows, that -- and occasionally my hotel room when she manages to escape -- it's her whole world. But, really, it's just a glass box with some leaves and some water and some things to eat, you know what I'm saying? No. I'm like Roxy, okay? That's how I've been since Hayden left. I have my little safe place and I've been hiding out, but then, today, there was this patient and he's in pain, he's in real pain. The kind of pain I know by heart, but he can't hide in his little box, and instead of doing that or diving into his work, he's taking something to dull the pain. Oh, so now it's no longer an opioid epidemic, it's a person. And that's why you want back in? That's why! I can't -- I-I love that, I appreciate the gesture. That's excellent, this is good! But you were right the first time. What? No, wait, no, no! Listen, I'm a doctor that just admitted that he was wrong. You can't take that away from me! Yeah, ah, it's complicated. No, it wasn't too complicated when you were blackmailing me into it. Okay, but now I found another way to gain Cassandra's confidence, you see. What other way? Valentin Cassadine? Oh, hell no! Nelle, I don't want to hurt your feelings. But I was very clear when I said that things can't go back to the way they were. So, I think it's best if we just -- we go our separate ways. You're right. I'm sorry, excuse me. Nelle? You have something wrong? It's pretty obvious, I guess. Well, you're crying, so... you know, actually, um, I'm glad I ran into you. I could use some help, and you may be my only hope. I could pretend that I didn't just see that. Or we could just not talk about it at all. Okay, but can I ask you a question? Here we go. Did you and Nelle just have a lovers' spat? We're not lovers, Mom. We're not even roommates. Okay, w-wait a second. Are you telling me...? Yes, break out the champagne, Mom. Nelle and I are over. Mr. Corinthos, please let me go. Nothing is served by holding me. But if I can leave Port Charles alive and I can make a fresh start somewhere, then I can use my skills to help so many others, like your friends, Mr. Morgan and ms. Jerome. Who? Ms. Jerome. I think you misread the whole situa-- I'm not friends with Ava Jerome at all. And the way you left her is not your best work. Circumstances prevented me from finishing her treatment. Like Ava helping Jason escape your clinic? I'm afraid doctor-patient confidentiality prohibits me from saying more. Doctor-patient confidentiality. That's a great line. Let me explain something to you. As far as second chances, why don't we just ask my friend if you deserve one? Mr. Morgan is still in jail. As a matter of fact, he's right here. Dr. Klein. I told you I had friends.
I-I appreciate your concern, I do. Well, that's what people say when they don't appreciate other people's concern. Well, yeah, but you can't tell me what kind of method or manpower I'm going to use to win this war. And make no mistake about it, it is a war. I know that. I saw one of the casualties today. So, then, deal with that. You know, do what you do best. Go take care of your patient and others like him. You do what you're trained to do, and I will do what I'm trained to do. It's -- it's not that simple. It's not, it's not that simple. Unlike my patient, I have choices. When I hear a car backfire, I-I don't think I'm coming under attack.
Aww, does your patient have PTSD? Yes, and it's fueling the whole cycle of isolation and addiction. Listen, when I'm tempted to use again, I have a whole network of people that help me resist. This guy? What, he doesn't have anyone? Pushes everyone away. I was like that, and it almost killed me. All right, so I'm not going to lose this patient to drugs. So, while I continue to deal with the symptoms, I want to attack the disease, and the disease is Cassandra and everyone like her! [Sighs] Well, you know, even if I wanted to bring you back in to the fold, it's too late because you already cut Cassandra loose by telling her that her test results were negative.
Yeah, uh, about that. You gave her all the test results back, right? All but one. I'm still waiting for the results to come back from the lab. Pbht. Wow, um, I don't know. You know, I-I need to be clear about this, that I'm not strong-arming you into this. You're doing this of your own free will... and you -- you could put your reputation at risk, your career. Maybe even your life, to bring this woman and her organization down. Some things are worth the risk.
[Sighs] You always did look like an angel when you were sleeping. That face fooled everybody but me. Well, since you can't talk back right now, we're going to set something straight. I love you, Chet.
And I am never, ever going to give up on you. So, and this is an order. Don't give up on yourself. Sweetie, what happened? Were you called in for a domestic dispute? I know you hate those. No, no, nothing like that. It wasn't even in the line of duty. A friend of mine needed help and I, for the life of me, couldn't figure out what to do or say or... and Ask Man Landers didn't have the answers?
I didn't have the answers. Maxie, I was just useless. Hey, you were there. You gave a damn. That's what counts. Yeah, not enough, not nearly enough. You know how lucky we are? Well, Nina has been wonderful to me. You know, more like a mentor than a boss, and, full disclosure, she has assured me that I am in line for a well-deserved raise. Well, great, I'm sure she wouldn't make a promise like that if she wasn't prepared to go through with it, so good luck with that. Oh, no, no, see, the thing is that Nina answers to the higher corporate authority. So, during this transition between Derek wells media and aurora media, I think Nina needs to assert her independence with our new parent company. By giving you a raise? Well, autonomy begins one step at a time, right? Okay. So, while she may not want to hear that from her executive assistant, she may be open to it from...her husband. Okay, I'm going to be blunt. Why would I help you get a raise? Well, well, because if you don't, I'm going to blow your marriage out of the water. I'm sorry. I'm -- I'm not blaming you. Look, the fact is, you were right. You were, you were right. You were right about Nelle. I just -- I refused to see it. All right, just to recap. Last I knew, you were moving in with Nelle. I can't pretend I'm not relieved that move isn't happening. No, and I would never expect you to. But I can see that you're hurting, so if you want to talk about it... there's nothing to talk about, Mom. Look, you can breathe easy, all right? No one's going to sabotage my kayak or try and steal my money. Michael, wait, hey. Hm? If you can't talk to me, there is someone you can talk to. I won't forget that you drugged me! Or you kept me prisoner. Or that you left Sam to drown. But like I said before, it wasn't personal, right? It was just a job. And you need to decide whether you want to die for a job. I'll tell you anything you want to know, if I know the answer. Just tell me, what -- what will it take to let me go?! All I want is a name. The name of the person on the other end of the phone. I swear, I don't know. Believe me, I would tell you if I did! Okay, why would we believe that? Because you would destroy them, and then you and I would be out of danger. Does have a point. Believe me, I would tell you, but I don't know!
[Cell phone ringing]
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