General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 11/21/17
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Episode #13916 ~ Patient 6 faces his past; Carly lays blame; Jason has terrible timing.
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(This still needs extensive editing)The nice people at the costume emporium assured me that these hats are exact replicas of the actual hats that the pilgrims wore at the very first Thanksgiving. There's no bonnet for me? No, because at the costume emporium, they support gender fluidity. No, they don't. Yes, they do. Oh, my God. You look beautiful in everything. Okay. Here we go. Now we will honor the tradition of saying one thing that we are thankful for. Aren't we supposed to do that when we sit down to dinner? Yeah, the turkey's taking a little longer than I thought, so -- so maybe, you know, thanks first, and then turkey later, maybe. Okay, I'll go first. I am thankful for you guys. And for your mom and for all of you welcoming me into your beautiful family. I vow to protect this family and the beautiful life that we are sharing, no matter what. Hey! Come on in. Hi. Sonny told me you were in town. Yeah, I brought the kids to my mom's for Thanksgiving. I just wanted to say hi to Sonny. And Jason. I saw him last night. And? I mean, there's no doubt in your mind? None whatsoever. Which means we made a terrible mistake. I understand if you want to be alone and all that, but not Thanksgiving.
Michael: Yeah, my dad's right. Look, we've missed you. If you think we're not gonna celebrate how thankful we are to have you back, today of all days. Too damn bad. Okay, okay. I don't feel pressure. I want to be here. Just, I'm thankful to be home. Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving. Hi. Hi, so honey, what's going on? Work emergency. Oh. On Thanksgiving? Yeah, I mean, it's a media company. You would have thought that work would let up on a holiday. Well, what's the emergency? Jason got a call from the manager of the station group, and they want to break into programming for some broadcast. Hey, Alexis. Hey. Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you, darling. Looks like it's gonna be a work holiday for you. What's the breaking news? Apparently, it has something to do with Liv Jerome. [Clears throat] "Dr. Zajac. I've done some research, and understand you've had wonderful results with cutting-edge methods. I think you might be just the man to help me. Please drop me a line. And we can discuss the meeting." My number. [Exhales sharply] Send. Hey. Oh, hey, Griffin. What has you so intent? So, it looks like Klein's boss may have cut his loss and disappeared. I wish I could believe that. What are you thinking? I think they're waiting for the right time. If I let my guard down, or get too close to finding them, they're gonna move. Yeah. We gotta find them before they try again. Scout almost died because of Liv Jerome. Why would we give her case exposure on one of our stations? Easy. Because it's news-worthy. If we don't run the piece, it's gatekeeping. Well, maybe you could compromise and run the piece -- no, no, no, no, he is right. I should not impose my personal feelings. We've got to do what's best for the station and for our company. Yeah. I have to make a quick stop before dinner, but I could stay, we could talk about it. No, no, no, no, it's okay. The kids and I will meet you at my mom's. Okay. I love you. I love you, too. I'll see you there. I will see you there. Absolutely. It's gonna be great. Can you believe this? Celebrating Thanksgiving with an update on that maniac. Well, the good news is, he's really leaning into his new role as a media mogul. Yeah, Jason is determined to make aurora a success, to make something lasting for our family. Something that nobody can take away from him. This is basically all my fault. I mean, I'm the one who convinced myself that Jake doe was Jason. I got Spinelli to write up the program to show what his face looked like before the accident, and then I forced the DNA test. But it came back as a match for Jason, so what else were you supposed to think? I know this is gonna sound like hindsight, like I knew the whole time, when obviously I didn't. But the second I looked at Jason, when I looked into his eyes, I knew. When we were on the bridge, I was trying to be logical. Trying to be the doctor to point out that, you know, he could be the twin. And then Jason said something, he remembered something, and at that moment, I just knew it was him. Then I realized how much I had missed him. And that's the great thing, right? Knowing we have him back, knowing we don't have to miss him anymore. Hey. Everything okay? Yeah. So have you not returned my phone calls because you've been swamped or because you're avoiding me? Now, why would I be avoiding you? Things got pretty uncomfortable at the metro court last night. Yeah. Carly, she could not wait to blame me yet again for Morgan's death, and then what she said after. It's just Carly venom, don't pay any attention to it. I don't. Just in case, to be clear, Carly doesn't know anything about me or what I want. I'm not going anywhere. Not even today? You don't have anything better to do on this fine Thanksgiving? I could be asking you the same thing. Why aren't you home, celebrating Thanksgiving with Kiki? Well, Kiki's at work, so I decided to follow her example and come here and get some things done. What about you? Well, I'm on call, so I'm free unless they need me. I haven't made plans with anyone else, so. Oh, so no volunteering at any churches or anything? I just came from there. [Laughs] Yeah, yeah, of course you did. You know, once a do-gooder, always a do-gooder. Look, now that the good has been done, I thought it was worth a shot to come by and see if you were free. Because my availability is pretty much the safest bet in town? No, because I can't think of a better person to spend this day with.
What have -- oh, what have we here? Thanksgiving turkey subs from Kelly's. Yeah? What makes them Thanksgiving subs? Well, there's stuffing, and the gravy, and the cranberry sauce are already inside the sandwich. And -- and mulled apple cider. It's still warm. Oh, this is so nice. You're so thoughtful. But Griffin, if I -- ah, ah, ah, no buts. I have no intention of letting you spend this holiday alone. You worry too much about me. And I have plenty to keep me occupied. I'M...reconstructing my old life. Ava, I know what Carly said, it hurt. She was brutal. Thanks for the reminder. If you hang onto one thing from your old life? Refuse to be ruled by how others see you. The only thing that matters is what you see in yourself. You know something, Griff? I think that might be the truest thing I've ever heard. I am thankful for my boys. All of you. I'm thankful that you guys are healthy, and you're strong, and that you do your best to treat each other with kindness. I'm just really thankful that we have each other, and that Franco has joined our family. Aiden? I'm thankful for grandma Audrey because she helps me with my cursive. Oh, that's sweet. Cameron? I'm thankful I got to meet my aunt Hayden. She's really fun. Yeah, she is. Hopefully we get to see her again one day. When? Wish I knew. But when I do, you'll be the first I tell. Jake. I'm thankful that you and Dad are getting along better. Me, too. [Knock on door] I wonder who that is.
Jason: Hey. Jason, hey, come in. Oh, speak of the devil. Dad! [Laughs] Oh. Happy Thanksgiving. Right back at you. Thank you for your help last night. Hey, you know what? I'm glad I could help. Okay, do you care to share with the rest of us? Oh, I contacted Sonny as soon as I came to port Charles, and I thought Jason would be with him. And when he wasn't, I knew to go to the bridge. I thought last night may have been a dream, so I came by to double-check. Do you mean to stay for Thanksgiving? Uhh, yeah. The more, the merrier. Oh, thank you, I would love to. Great. But I can't. My mom is actually waiting for me. She's doing her best to put on a big Thanksgiving dinner with the help of my uncle Mac and Felicia, of course. They're all taking turns babysitting Noah. You better bring that little boy over here. We want to see him. I will, I promise. All right, we're gonna give you guys a second to talk. All right. How are you feeling? You know, I can't complain. No. You won't complain. Let me guess. You finally found your way back home, but you're still far away from Sam and Danny. Am I close? [Sighs] You know, five years, it's a long time. So, I can't really blame Sam for moving on. Except she didn't, really. I mean, up until a couple weeks ago, she thought she was married to you. Yeah, but he still believes that he's Jason Morgan, and I'm sure he's afraid that he could lose everything, so he's fighting me with everything he has. And I don't want to put Sam in the middle. I'm sure Sam envies Sonny and Carly right now. Why? Because it's easier for them. As soon as they saw you, they recognized you. They got to throw their arms around you and have their Jason back. But Sam? She and her husband have a baby. She can't recognize you without breaking his heart, and so she's staying with him. But that doesn't change the way that she feels about you. How do you know? Because if anyone understands what Sam's going through, it's me. One apple, one sweet potato, and one pumpkin pie. Thank you, sweetie, thank you so -- be careful. Okay. Thank you so much for picking these up because Molly is so invested in impressing TJ's aunt that my refrigerator is full. Well, I was happy to do it. Good. Sweetie, before I head out, Patient 6? What about him? Any word from him? Do you know anything? No, nothing since the confirmation that he and Jason are twins. So that's what you think? You think that Jason is Jason, and this other guy is his twin? I love my husband more than anything, Mom. But if it turns out that this other guy is Jason, what am I supposed to do? What does that mean for me? What does it mean for us? What does it mean for my family? I mean, if I even imply that I believe anything that this other man says, I am betraying my husband. And I don't want to do that. That's wrong. I would feel guilty. Well, you can't blame Jason's instinct for wanting to protect his family and fight for them. That's just the thing, Mom. I don't blame anyone, just, I mean, whoever put this whole thing in motion. You know what? Jason wants me to focus on aurora, so that's what I'm gonna do. As much as I don't want to watch this piece on Liv, I think it's probably a good idea. I'll watch it with you. Okay. Thank you all for coming. My name is Nora Buchanan, and I am the attorney on record for Olivia "Liv" Jerome. I'm here to read a statement from my client about the events leading up to the arrest and conviction of her brother, Julian Jerome.
[Camera shutters clicking]
It's from Kiki. Oh, my God. What is it? She sent me a link to a live feed. The live feed of what?
Nora: "First and foremost, I wish to express remorse for my destructive actions over the past year. I experienced a break from reality after learning that the love of my life, Duke Lavery, had been killed. My healing process has been slow and difficult, but I am once again of sound mind. Now that I've recovered, I couldn't wait another day to clear my conscience. My brother, Julian, who has been tried and convicted as my accomplice, was not acting of his own free will. I gave him no choice but to do my bidding. Julian should not be held responsible for any of those crimes."
[Camera shutters clicking]
I didn't exactly experience what Sam was going through, but I watched Patrick struggle with it. What I didn't mention last night was that, while I was away, and everyone thought I was dead, Jerry Jacks and Helena were keeping me captive. Anyway, finally I was able to get away and find my way back to Port Charles, but Patrick -- Patrick, did he move on? He was literally about to marry another woman when I showed up. It was a heart-breaking situation for everyone, especially Patrick. I mean, he thought I was dead. He moved on with his life, and he fell in love with someone else. He couldn't just pick up his life with me when this woman had agreed to marry him with the best of intentions. Patrick needed some time and some space to figure things out. Maybe Sam needs that, too. I hope I'm not intruding.
Cameron: Nope. Dinner's not ready yet. Can we go watch football? Yes, go ahead. But if Aiden has questions, please don't ignore him.
Jake: Dad? Yeah? Do you want to watch football with us? I wish I could, but I have to go to Sam's mom's house. That sounds really nice. Don't want to miss that. Oh, Dad, did you find out why that other guy's pretending to be like you? No, son, I haven't. Why don't you take those chips upstairs and hang out with your brothers? Sure, Mom. Happy Thanksgiving, Dad. Happy Thanksgiving. I'm gonna go check on the turkey. Okay. At least my son believes who I am. And you. But Sonny and Carly, they believe this other guy. They say I'm still their friend. [Chuckles] I've always been their friend. I can't imagine how difficult this must be for you. It's just crazy to me how these people are just so willing to trust this man when they don't know where he came from or what he wants. Okay, I'm gonna tell you this as mother of one of your children, as your friend, as a nurse. You can't stress out about this. It's going to do more harm than good. Yeah, it's easier said than done. I know, I know, but you're gonna have to try it because this situation is completely out of your control, which I know you hate. But answers are on their way. I just wish I were as sure about that as you are. Jason, I have faith that you're gonna find the answers you're looking for.
Hi. Oh, my God. Robin, what are you doing here? I am staying with my mother. I was heading home for Thanksgiving dinner, and I thought I'd stop in for a quick hello. Oh, I'm so glad you did. Come in, come in. Thank you. Hi, Robin. Hi. Not much of a greeting. I'm so sorry. Why are you apologizing? I thought you were Jason, but now I've seen your brother -- and you think he's Jason? Hey. You looking at Morgan? Yeah. You know, I only knew him as a kid. What was he like? Oh. Reckless. Charming. And he was funny. He could make me so mad, and then he could make me laugh so hard, I could barely stand. There was a lot of ups and downs before and after we found out he had bipolar. He got into a lot of trouble. And you were the one who tried to bail him out? Yeah, yeah, I wasn't always nice about it. Sometimes I resented him. Like, why is it my job? Why do I have to be the one to clean this up? And why am I... always having to take care of everybody? Because they need you. I'm sorry. I am -- I wish I'd been here. Yeah, me, too. Eavesdropping? I -- I just want Michael to talk to Jason about his break-up. He will eventually. In the meantime, you can't be, like, looking in there. I need to leave it alone, yeah. Did I tell you that Michael's gonna see the truth about Nelle? You did. You were right. I'm sorry, I didn't hear that. Could you say it again? [Laughs] I'm not saying it again. Doesn't hurt to ask. You know what, Sonny? What else am I right about? Nothing, that was it. Oh. A year ago, I never thought I would be thankful for anything ever again. Last year was tough. It was. And now today, instead of being lost, in pain, I'm so thankful for what I have and what I got back. I gotta check out the game. What? Way to ruin a moment. Really? [Sighs] Okay. All right. "I want to be clear. Julian was never my willing accomplice. I forced him to cooperate." What -- what is this? Is Liv actually trying to exonerate Julian? My client's statement continues. "Duke Lavery was murdered by one of Julian's associates. I blamed my brother, and I wanted to make him suffer. I warned Julian that I had money and manpower, and if he didn't help me, his loved ones would pay the price. After that, Julian had no choice but to commit any crime I told him to." I'm gonna go check on the boys. How could you, of all people, not know the truth? I was with you at Crichton-Clark. I remember. It was your treatment, your research that saved me. Then right before it blew up, I carried you out of there. We rescued each other.
You saved my life. But you are not Jason. How can you say that to me? I don't understand. I saw you at the clinic. I don't know how you got there. Faison shot me. I was pulled out of the water by Helena Cassadine's men, and she kept me on that island. And while that was happening, and she was messing with your mind, she convinced you that you were Jason. She convinced me? That's not even possible. I -- I remember you. I remember our relationship together. I remember what we meant to each other. I don't just remember it. I feel it. It's not just a memory. So you're gonna tell me that none of that is real?
I don't know how much Mom's told you so far. Nothing, yet. Okay, well, in a nutshell, her name is Nelle, and she is Josslyn's kidney donor. Wait, Sonny said something about Jax paying a donor. Yeah, no. She wasn't a voluntary donor. Her father sold her kidney without her permission. Wow, sounds like a great guy. Yeah, right? Her father's Frank Benson. Carly's stepfather. Yeah. So, what happened was Frank -- Frank told Nelle some lies about my mom. She came to town hell-bent on getting revenge. And she did some pretty bad things to my family. And then she found out that Frank was lying, and she was sorry. And I bet your mom had none of that. Well, you'd win that bet. You forgave her, obviously? I did. But she kept on lying, kept keeping secrets. I get -- I get that she's had a hard life, but she did not stop. She just couldn't stop. So I told her that, you know, we should take a break. Give each other space. She kept pushing. You know, the funny thing is, though, if she had come to me and told me, "you know what, Michael? I'm gonna give you some space." We might have been able to make it work.
Nora: "Don't get me wrong. Julian has done many things that he deserves to pay for, but I can't in good conscience let him pay for my crimes." This concludes my client's statement. The original has been notarized and forwarded on to the Port Charles district attorney's office, and I will not be taking any questions at this time. Oh, my God. Okay, well, what do you think this means? What is the point of that? Why give Olivia Jerome a public platform? Oh, Griffin. I wasn't even thinking about what Olivia did to you and what Julian did to your father. And my family. My family is a nightmare. You should not be standing here. You should be running for the hills. Hey, how many times do I have to tell you? I'm not going anywhere. Now, are you sure I can't tempt you into spending Thanksgiving with me?
[Cell phone beeps]
And they need me in the ER. There you have it. Rain check? Absolutely, rain check. Can I call you tomorrow? Yeah. Oh, although I told you, I'll be working on that -- that project for the next couple of days. Oh, right, big secret project. Look, I am -- I'm really glad you're diving back in headfirst. Before you know it, you're gonna feel like your old self. I'm counting on it. Unbelievable. Who would give Julian a "get out of jail free" card? My guess is somebody's fighting real hard behind the scenes for Julian. Somebody who's smart and somebody that can work the system. Do you think it was Alexis? I don't know. But I tell you what, it wouldn't surprise me. Do you think Liv's statement is enough to exonerate Julian? I think it might be enough to get him another trial. How would you feel about that? Mom, I don't know. I really have no feelings about him after everything I'm going through right now. I don't even view the guy as my father because of all the horrible things he's done to you. And even if he is not an accessory in Liv's crimes, he has committed plenty of his own that he hasn't paid for. There is that. And why do you think she would come out with a statement out of nowhere? It's Thanksgiving. And let's just spend the day as a family. Okay. Okay, you're right. We have to spend the day as a family and not think about this. Tomorrow, we will talk about how blindsided we both are about this. Or at least I'm blindsided. What do you mean? Why do I get the feeling that this news isn't coming as a complete shock to you? So you're trying to tell me that the life I remember with Sonny and Carly and my wife, that wasn't real? That was programmed into me? How is that even possible? Here's what we know for sure. You and your brother are biological twins. Susan Moore was your mother. Alan Quartermaine was your father. So you're a Quartermaine, and you are Scout's father. And all the people that you care about still care about you. I mean, that's what matters. Yeah, they still care. I need them to believe. And I'm looking at somebody I care about very much. She doesn't believe me. I should go. Please tell Elizabeth I'll call her later.
[Door opens, shuts]
Sounded kind of rough. I wouldn't start with me. Okay, I get it. You don't like me. I don't like you much, either, but here I am, and here you are. So, I'll try really hard to be a friend to you. And tell you something that you need to hear. I think you need to get out of my way and let me leave. Oh, come on, stop. Come on. Elizabeth and the boys are right upstairs. I'm gonna take my chances. Here we go. I know what it's like for people to tell you who you are. People tell me all the time. They think because they know or they know something about your past that they get to tell you who you are. They get to tell you what in this world you get to want. Do you have a point? I do. Screw anybody and everybody who tells you that you're not Jason Morgan. You know yourself. You know who you are. You know what matters to you. Don't give that up, Jason. Not without a fight.
[Cell phone rings]
Dr. Zajac? Yes, hi. Yep, this is she. Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. I've heard amazing things about your work, and I would like to see you as soon as possible for a consultation. After everything Julian put you through, I thought you would have a bigger reaction to him possibly getting a new trial. Mom, what if he's acquitted? What if he's released from prison? Are you worried that I'm gonna be relieved if he gets out of prison? Yes, I am. I will be. Damn it! Mom, seriously? He held you at knifepoint with a dagger that Helena used to kill your mother, no less. I'm a Cassadine. I grew up in a world where violence and vengeance and deception were the activity of the day. Now I can change my name. I can choose a career in law. I can even raise three really decent children. But it doesn't change where I came from. I don't understand. Do you think that you deserve Julian? I think that people are drawn to what they're familiar with, what they're accustomed to. And my world was toxic, and Julian's world was toxic. And we understand that more than anyone else ever can. So no amount of logic, no amount of rationale can change that because the ties that we have to each other are deeper than what logic can define. I see. And now he's gonna get out of prison. And if he gets out of prison, it will be better for him than where he is now. I promise you that I will do my very best to move on to the next chapter in my life. I hope you mean that. I do. I'm gonna get these pies to Molly, okay, before her head explodes. Will you open the door for me? Of course, I will. Here. I'll see you later. You know, once upon a time not so long ago, you were Jake doe. You were penniless. You were hardworking. You were a decent guy. And then when you remembered that you were Jason Morgan, you didn't just fall back in line as Sonny's sidekick or Carly's go-to enabler. You reinvented yourself. You built a life that works for you. Are you gonna get to that point? My point is that you are Jason Morgan and everything that identity comes with. You have this whole life. Don't -- don't let anybody take that away from you. You know what, Franco? Yours is the only opinion I don't give a damn about. Okay. That was good, good talk. It was nice to chat. It was a nice try. I -- I do try. I have my moments. Yes, you do. But not with Jason. Why would you reach out to him? Because he's important to you and to Jake. You're very important to me. You are always surprising me. And I love you. On a day of giving thanks, I'm thankful for that 'cause you do. Despite all the circumstances, despite logic, you do. Just so you know, I love you, too. Hey.
Michael: Hey. Where's Jason? Isn't he in there with you? Danny, you can pick one toy out for Scout and one toy out for yourself, and then we're off to Grandma's... if she hasn't already gone to see Julian and wish him a happy Thanksgiving in prison.
[Knock on door]
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