General Hospital Transcript Monday 1/15/18
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Episode #13951 ~ Jason gets one step closer to the truth; Maxie is desperate; Anna grows more frustrated; Felicia offers some friendly advice; Carly gets a rude awakening.
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(This still needs extensive editing)Hey. Hey. Looking for me? Oh, I wish. I'm looking for Kim Nero? I need to talk to her about Josslyn. Oh? Oh. Why do you need to see an ob about Josslyn? Oh, no, everything's fine with Josslyn. She's healthy -- a little too healthy. Okay? Then what's the problem? The problem spilled out of my daughter's backpack today. [Gasps] Oh. Are we really gonna do this? Only if you're sure. I'm totally sure. Are you? Yeah, totally.
Before I leave...
Both: If you want to change your mind... [Laughs] There you go. What did you do? [Chuckles] I turned it on. [Sighs] It's this button right back here. Oh. You know what? Coffee's on me. You'll just have to show me how to make a cortado. Oh, I only drink them. I don't know how to make 'em. [Both chuckle]
Well, the menu at this place just got a whole lot more interesting. When you have a moment, I-I need to make another appointment. Of course. Just give me a minute. Yeah, yeah. [Sighs] Dr. Finn... hi. Are you here to, uh... no. Of course not. You must be here for your phlebotomy. I was just making another appointment. How's that going? Okay. Actually, uh...my doctor was pretty reassuring. Apparently, I'm getting back to normal -- whatever normal is. [Chuckles] [Sighs] I'll see you around. I hope so. Anna, wait. [Stammers] About the other night...
Yeah? [Sighs] I never really got to say goodbye. Hopefully, I can get ahold of Nina. Maybe she can convince Peter to pull the interview. Max, look, I know you're upset -- upset?! [Scoffs] I'm not upset. I'm afraid for our lives, Nathan. Yours, mine, and this baby's. Damn it! She's not answering. Okay, maybe I can get ahold of Spinelli. He might be able to pull it from the digital edition before anyone sees it. It's too late. The interview's been picked up by the wire services. Literally tens of millions of people are reading it right now. So, you're saying there's no way of stopping the whole world from knowing that... I am Faison's son. The deed is done. And at the risk of sounding immodest, the message I sent our mysterious author was...brilliant. [Laughs] "Love your new book. Can't wait for the sequel." That's it? Well, trust me, that's -- that's more than enough. We will be hearing from P.K. Sinclair in no time. Are you sure about that? Yes, it's elementary. See, if -- if we're right, and the person using Faison's nom de plume is, indeed, his son, then we can logically assume that vanity runs in the family. And like any would-be author, he's craving praise. So that's how we'll draw him out. And ultimately, hopefully, he will be giving himself away. I hope you're right... [Computer beeps]
I know how distressing this must be, but you shouldn't jump to conclusions. What do you think they're gonna do with them, mom? Fill them up with water and bomb their friends at the Madhatter Ball? Well...at least, it hasn't been opened. That's something. How do we know it's not their first box? Okay, look, I agree, the kids should wait to have sex. But you shouldn't be looking for Oscar's mom. The one you need to talk to is Josslyn. Oh, I'm gonna talk to Josslyn. I think the moms should be on the same page first. I'm afraid it's more of a latte than a cortado. Yeah? I'll make do. [Laughs] No, no, no, no. On the house. No, you don't have to do that. I insist. It's the least I can do. You brought my espresso maker back from the dead. And a very complicated procedure it was. I tell you what. How's this for a compromise? Next one's on the house. Deal. I'll see you around, Charlie. Hi, Charlie. Oh. Alexis. I didn't see you there. Even though you've been glancing between your brother and my client ever since you walked in. Someone needs their eyes checked. At least I'm not the one reading a menu upside down. Alexis. [Laughs] It was right side up. But you didn't know that, did you? So maybe you weren't actually reading the menu. Maybe you were pretending to read the menu while your mind... was elsewhere. Speaking of elsewhere, can you go there? Hey, now, I just want to say hi to my former sister-in-law. It feels like just yesterday we were here, seeking refuge from that storm on Christmas, and here you are again. You're becoming quite a regular. [Clears throat] No, it's okay. I-I-I read your note. You really didn't have to say anything else. Yeah, no, I-I know. I just -- I, uh... I didn't mean to, uh... I just thought it would be better. That's fine. I hope, uh... you and Roxy are happy. You're back in your natural habitat, at the Metro Court. Yeah. Yeah, we're good. Um...we're good. Thank you for understanding. Of course. It was getting awkward, you know, us pretending to be a couple for such a long time. Yeah. You know, it's like you said. We really didn't know each other. We just... we got really good at pretending we did. Right. And now Cassandra's no longer a threat, so... here we are. Here we are. Yeah. Are you feeling better? Y-yeah. Well, I'm -- I'm getting there. How about you? The last time I saw you, you were... charging out of the house with a gun and a broken clock. Did you find what you were looking for? Oh, um...yeah. Let's just say that I now know who put Cassandra out of commission, so... and you can tell me, but then you'd have to kill me. You know the drill. [Voice breaking] I didn't mean to worry you. No, it's okay. I, uh... I should have known better, you know. I mean... chasing down obscure clues -- it's what you do, like you said. You know, I'm back in my natural habitat, and you're back in yours. It's probably best, you know. Yeah. Before things got out of hand. Sure, right. We really dodged a bullet, you know, and, uh... which was good 'cause you know how much I hate guns. [Laughs] Yeah. [Sniffles] Lucky us. So... so... you take care. You, too. Oh, my god, I cannot believe this is happening. Max, you gotta understand, okay? The whole reason that I gave lulu the interview was to draw Faison out of hiding. Great idea. Maybe for your next trick, you could take a baseball bat to a wasp's nest, because why would you do that? So we can stop living in fear and put the guy behind bars for the rest of his life. Stop living in fear? Faison feeds on fear. In my dreams, he's like a scraggly Freddy Krueger. Hey, Maxie, I know that you're upset, but you have to calm down for the baby. The baby? The baby that Faison steals in my dreams? The baby that, thanks to you, lulu, he will probably come after in real life? Spinelli? All I did was bait the hook and get the fish to bite. Now, [Inhales deeply] We have to reel him in. Okay, what do we got here? Hmm. "An... admirer. [Chuckles] We have something in common. A relationship with Isaac Refson." Citing the anagram he made of Faison's name will certainly pique his interest. Mm-hmm. [Clears throat] Mm-hmm! "Fact is stranger than fiction. And we both know who he really is -- your father."
Okay, but at least calm down, take a breath, okay? Uh, thanks for the talk, Mom. Any time. Kim. Hi. Hi. Do you have a minute? I need to talk about the kids. Oh, actually, I have rounds, and then I have some appointments, so can we do this another time? Some other time may be too late. These belong to your son. They fell out of my daughter's backpack. Then maybe they belong to your daughter. Okay, maybe they went in halfsies, but the point is, they're planning on having sex. I heard Josslyn, yesterday, tell Oscar that the Madhatter Ball was gonna be a special night, and it was gonna blow his mind. Now I know what they're talking about. Well, at least, they're using protection. Great, okay. I guess we're done here. Okay, Carly, Carly. Come on. Obviously, you're right, okay? They are way too young to be having sex, but if they're thinking about it, then... I'm really relieved that they are going to use protection. Listen to me -- I had the talk with Oscar. We have discussed the ramifications and responsibilities that go along with making adult decisions. That sounds great on paper -- it really does -- but they're children, and they're planning on having sex. Now, please tell your son to take a cold shower because clearly, he's the instigator here. [Laughing] Really? Yes. Okay, and how do you know that your daughter wasn't the one who instigated this? I mean, it's a big step. Yeah. Not everyone will think we're doing the right thing, but...I know this is right for us. Yeah. Yeah. Unless you don't think it's right. You know I do. Great. Me, too. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this Madhatter Ball.
So I could see you again I gotta go. I think I left the oven on. Yeah. Yeah, I left my oven on, too. Ava, what a nice surprise. What can I get you? Well, a different brand of coffee, for starters. [Sighs] So, what happened to your window? Wh-- what window? Well, I was walking in from the parking lot, and I noticed that one of your back windows is boarded up. Yeah, it was just some kid practicing his fastball with a brick. You know, it happens. So does intimidation. Does this have to do with the changes in the neighborhood? I wasn't being intimidated. I'm not being intimidated, but thank you for caring. I'm worried about my daughter who lives across the street who could be next. Don't worry. It's nothing. Your oven's on. Right. [Laughs] So why don't you tell me what's really going on. I told you. Some kid didn't realize I was still here, and he threw a brick through my -- no, I don't care about the brick. I mean, I do, but... I want you to tell me what's going on with Alexis. And to think I was just singing your praises to Peter, how my best friend lulu is a born reporter, and how she won't stop until she gets the big story. Well, you go it, all right! That's enough! What you just said about lulu is absolutely right. She is a born reporter, and you, of all people, should thank her. Thank her? My husband, my child, and I are all in the cross hairs because she thought of her career before anything else. Nathan knew the risks when he agreed to do the interview. And as for lulu, she did a damn fine job putting the piece together, and if you're her best friend, you should be proud of her. Mr. August, I need your word. If this article turns up any results, any clue that could lead to Faison, that you'll share that information with the PCPD? [Groans] Maxie, hey, what's going on? I -- I don't know, but it hurts. Aah! Okay, okay. I'm taking you to GH. Okay, I'm coming with you. I think you've done enough! Oh, my god. [Sighing] What have I done?
[Sighs] In the interest of deniability, is this a conversation I would be better off not hearing? Are you billing me? No. I'm billing Jason, who's going to be hard-pressed to pay me, now that you seem intent on signing away everything you own. I-I assume you're speaking rhetorically as Jason's offshore holdings are substantial and continue to accrue impressive results. Yeah. Well, his Port Charles holdings took a mighty hit today. But I digress. I'm assuming that you all know that detective Nathan west is Faison's son. How did you know? Because he just gave an interview, and it's going viral. Spinelli, where are you going? We need you on this. What are you doing?! Maxie was adamant that no one ever know that Nathan is Faison's son. Now it's trending. I have to make sure she's okay. So, you want to tell your lawyer what you been up to? [Grunting] [Grunts] What did that poor bag ever do to you? [Grunts] [Sighs deeply] I didn't see you there. I don't think you saw anything except whoever you were pretending to hit. Faison? [Panting] I guess you heard that Nathan's his son, yeah? Did you hear that? Maxie confided in Mac, and then Mac confided in me. We swore ourselves to secrecy, but then Nathan did that interview with lulu, and now everybody knows about it. Yeah. I don't know how wise that is. One way or another, I guess it moves things along, right? Yeah. How'd you hear about it? Sonny and Jason. [Laughs] I'm not even gonna ask you why you're fraternizing with hoodlums. I'm not getting soft on crime or anything, but they do have their moments. I guess they dug up this evidence that Faison has another son, you know, in addition to Nathan. That's troubling. Sonny wants to find him, this other son, 'cause he thinks that's gonna pull Faison out. And I told him to leave it alone, you know, but I don't think he will. So either way you look at it, Faison is on his way back to Port Charles. Hence the workouts, you know. A woman's gotta keep her defenses up -- at all times... at all costs. Seems like we're not talking about Faison anymore. You're right. I shouldn't be pointing fingers. Boys or girls, hormonal teenagers are just that. They are. And Oscar's a good kid. He's a great kid. And so is Josslyn. And I am certainly not suggesting we just look the other way while our kids are about to make a step that they may not be waiting for. Oh, god, I was really hoping you'd say that. What do you say, we present a united front? Of course. But you don't mean, like, an intervention or something, 'cause I don't think that's a really good idea. No, no, no, nothing that extreme. I just think we need to tell Josslyn and Oscar that we're concerned that they're rushing into something without really thinking about the consequences. We can counsel our kids all we want, but, really, at the end of the day, Joss and Oscar -- they're gonna do what they want to do. Have you forgotten what it's like to be their age? [Pager beeping] [Laughs] Excuse me. Okay, I have an emergency patient coming in. I will call you, okay? I hope you call before they have sex. [Sighs] Motherhood. It's the job that never ends. Tell me about it. Why don't you tell me? Let your mama take you someplace. We can go have a cup of coffee. We can sit. We can talk this through. Mm-hmm. Come on. Maxie. What's wrong? I don't know. It just started happening. She's been having abdominal pain. Dr. Nero [Groans] Please don't let anything happen to our baby. Try not to take it personally. Maxie was just worried about her baby. She's not thinking clearly. No, no. That's the thing. Maxie is right to be worried. I just put my need to be a journalist and the one who took down Faison before anyone and anything else, and look what happened. Yes, look what happened. Your story is out there right now trending. And by the way, you may just flush out the world's most-wanted felon from hiding and right into the hands of the law. All in a day's work, right? Thank you for trying to make me feel better. Did it work? Yeah. Oh! Uh... forgive the intrusion. I'm looking for -- hello.
My boss was just reminding me that there's no crying in journalism. Mm. Clearly, he was employing one of those new European non-verbal teaching strategies that Ellie's been reading about. From the look of it, most likely French. Peter, please meet my dear friend, Damian Spinelli. Peter August. Yes, uh... [Clears throat] Maxie's mentioned you. I-I was actually hoping to find her here. Oh, Maxie's at GH. She was having abdominal pains. How severe? [Stammers] Is she alone? Nathan took her. How long ago? Wh--wh-why didn't they call an ambulance? Maxie was able to walk out on her own with a little help from Nathan. It didn't look too serious. I see, so in addition to being the coo of Aurora Media, you're also an obstetrician, huh? Wonderful! Spinelli, he's just trying to tell you what happened, okay? Spinelli and Maxie have a daughter together. I understand your concern. I hope it all works out. Pleasure meeting you. Charmed. Curious timing, wouldn't you say? What do you mean? Well, you tell the world that Nathan is Faison's son, and then Maxie is rushed to the hospital. If you're insinuating that this is my fault, don't bother. I already feel bad enough as it is. Faison has another son besides Nathan, and this man has appropriated Faison's pen name of P.K. Sinclair, and you two are hoping to lure this man out of the shadows in the hopes that he will lead you to his homicidal, rage monster of a father. That's pretty much it. Well, it might not be necessary. If Faison sees lulu's interview with Nathan. Either way, we'll be ready. Mm-hmm. Well, should those preparations result in either of you being arrested for, oh, I don't know, any number of major felonies, consider this a gentle reminder against self-incrimination. Please, yes. Remain silent until and unless I am present. Yeah, we know, Diane. Yes, you know, uh-huh. But despite my warnings, you can be positively chatty with certain members of the PCPD while you are a dream when it comes to criminal prosecution, but a nightmare in civil court. You want me to leave? No, actually, I would like you to stay, please, because Jason seems to listen to you. Diane. Diane. He won't listen to me. Maybe you can convince him that he can still provide for Sam and Danny, and he doesn't have to sign over everything he owns to his far-from-appreciative twin brother. [Sighs] So, is Alexis here all the time, or what? Well, with everything going on with the redevelopment across the street, I can't blame her from dropping in from time to time to keep tabs on Molly, you know? Oh. So is that why she gasped when I mentioned the broken window? She's worried about Molly? Who else? May I remind you that it's your window that's broken, not Molly's. And may I remind you, Alexis has moved on. The last time I checked, she was dating that doctor. Hmm. Well, I don't want to rub it in, but personally, I do see the appeal. Hmm. Mm, tell me about it. Wha... Julian, what does that mean? Hmm. Could it be that Alexis isn't the only one who's moved on? Really missed your sense of humor at this meeting. [Sighs] Right? I mean, please. I mean, I realize we're here to talk about addiction and recovery, but this meeting was just so -- dour? Dour -- that was the word I was looking for. Relentlessly dour. Relentlessly dour. I think it's the holidays. Well, thank god those are over. They're not. Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and that's a real minefield. Oh. I'll make sure that I come up with some good jokes for that meeting. Will you? Please, thank you. And...well, thank you for speaking today. I admire your courage. I'm a lawyer. I like to talk. I also like to have the last word before the case goes to the jury. Of course, yeah. You know what they say. There's no juries in here. I'm talking about the one in here. Ah. And that one is relentless. How long have you been coming to these meetings? A little less than a year. Congratulations. Thank you. It would have been a year already had I not catapulted off the wagon. Huh. Guilty as charged. Does guilt really work? [Chuckles] Yeah. Actually, a little bit. A little guilt, a little shame, a little regret. As long as I do it to myself and not to other people. Duly noted. I mean, if I didn't have a reasonable does of guilt after everything that I've done, what kind of person would I be? Human? [Chuckles] This operation to bring down Cassandra Pierce -- it -- it...[Sighs] It just kind of created a false reality, which is common in spy games. [Chuckles] Finn and I, we -- we got so good at pretending we were lovers that we somehow convinced ourselves that we were. Well, you had Mac and me convinced. Really? Up until you told us it was playacting, and then all of a sudden, it wasn't. And, well... it's enough to give a girl whiplash, you know. It was really fun. I mean, surprisingly so. It was fun. Hey, there's no harm in having fun. The fun's over. You know, Faison's out there, and he's just as dangerous as he's ever been. And Finn would be a target. You know, he would use Finn as leverage against me the same way he did robin. So you've broken things off with Finn to protect him. I have to. Right? That sounds very mature and well-adjusted, but... how are you protecting you from you?
I don't need protecting from myself. What are you talking about? You know what I'm talking about. You're shutting yourself off again because of Faison. Because I have to with him. It's always on me. It always is with him. Okay, okay, but let's not talk about Faison. Let's talk about what the real problem is here. It's that thing that makes you completely and totally vulnerable. Anna, please, if you ever cared about Finn -- I care about him, all right? I do. And that's why I can't have him in my life. You don't have to push him away. Yes, I do. For my sake. And especially for him, you know? If you w ere going to speak today, what would you have said? It never leaves this room? Hey, I'm a lawyer. Mm. Don't I have to pay you something? Would you like me to give you a dollar or something? Hand me a doughnut. Does that count? Legal tender. I'm officially your lawyer now. Okay. I would probably say something original, like, "Hi, my name is Finn. I'm an addict."
Hi, Finn. Hi. And then I would say something like... I'm really scared. Do you want to hear more? Only if you want to tell me. I really don't. I really want you to tell me. Okay. What are you scared about? Well, a couple years ago, I lost my wife to a disease that I eventually cured, just not in time. And I knew then I would never care about anyone that much again. And then earlier this year, I found out that I was wrong. Hayden? We were gonna get married. We were gonna have a baby, and then all this fell apart. I lost Hayden, and I lost the baby. Yeah, I don't ever want to go through anything like that again. I don't want to lose anyone again. I don't think I can take it. Okay, your turn. [Chuckles] I already opened up a vein in here. Oh, no, no. You see, we -- we both know that alcohol and drugs are just a symptom. What's your real addiction? It's not a what. It's a who. I'm addicted to a who, and that who makes me make bad decisions and sacrifice my integrity. Wow. Do you still see him? Yeah. I mean, not the way you think that I -- I mean, I see him because every time I turn around, he's standing there. And the worst part is, is that I, uh... love him. Truly, madly, deeply love him, so that's gonna be a hard habit to kick. Imagination. Oh, I don't think this is my imagination, Charlie. [Chuckles] You know, why don't we just change the subject? How are things going with you and your neurosurgeon priest -- ex-priest? Griffin. Griffin has given me the most wonderful gift. He's arranged for me to have the treatment where the rest of my scars are removed, and my face is restored. That's really wonderful. I'm happy for you. And you know, Julian, if I, of all people, can get a new lease on life, then so can you. Aww, look at this. Aww. Josslyn used to have one just like it. With a knit cap to match. Yeah. She was adorable. She was. Gosh, it was only a few years ago, but right now, it seems like another lifetime. Yeah, I know exactly what you're feeling. One minute, Lucas was this adorable little boy, and I blinked, and all of a sudden, he's a doctor with a husband. [Laughs] And I don't know where it all went. We can try all we want, but... we can't keep them children forever. Yeah. For all intents and purposes, you may consider yourself divorced. The appropriate paperwork has been filed. It's being expedited. I have your copy here. Okay, thank you, Diane. Thank you. I just want you to know, I did the best I could, given the circumstances. What does that mean? I was referring to his near-suicidal generosity. Okay, now she's exaggerating. I am not sad to say, a few provisions would have gone a long way. Diane, it was not about the money, okay? You're right. It's not about the money. Look, I'm just your attorney. It's my job to safeguard your legal and financial interests to the extent that you will allow me. But if you wanted to make Sam happy, if that was your objective, you failed. You achieved the opposite. She will never be happy with him. She might have been if you had stayed away, if you hadn't come back, but you did. You're here. And she loves you. Even a lawyer can see that.
[Sighs] Now's your chance for the mother-daughter talk. Hmm. Here's a -- here's a sobering thought. People like you and people like me -- maybe we're the kind of people that are better off alone. Whoa. Hmm. You know what? According to the rules of AA, we're not supposed to be in a relationship for at least a year. No, no, I know. Yes, I was sort of talking about more like long-term, down the -- like forever? Forever, forever. Yeah, well, that's an abyss I'm not quite sure I want staring back at me at this particular junction. Nietzsche? I'm paraphrasing. I'm not that depressed. Yet. That's good. I don't know. I think sometimes, maybe, I'm at -- I'm at my best when I'm on my own. Is that an assessment or a rationalization? Assessment. 70/30. 60/40. [Laughs] How about you? I'm somewhere between scorched earth and uncharted territory. I think it would be best if I just keep my eye on the road right now. Hmm, it'd be best for me if I just stay on the road that I know. Stay the hell out of the fast lane. [Chuckles] If Finn means so much to you, then why would you push him away? He was brave enough to take on the drug cartel. Caesar Faison is not going to scare him off. That is my point exactly. You see, he has this kind of knee-jerk knight-in-shining- armor thing. Which wouldn't be so bad if the only weapons in his arsenal weren't sarcasm and a knack for medical research. Those things aren't going to be much good up against Faison. There are things in my life... that Finn can't know about. For his own safety. If your story and my stratagem land Faison in prison, Maxie will thank us both. [Sighing] Oh. I hope you're right. If anything happens to Maxie or her baby, I would never forgive myself. The sonogram shows that the mother and baby are doing just fine. Don't get me wrong, I am so glad that it's nothing. I just wish nothing didn't feel like a sword fight in my belly. I know, I know. Can you take her home, put her to bed, and please, keep stress to a minimum. Okay, and I'll see you at our next scheduled appointment. But if you have any problems before that, please call, okay? Thanks, Dr. Nero. Sure. Thank you. Keep stress to a minimum? How am I supposed to do that now that we know Caesar Faison is this baby's grandfather? I promise nothing bad is gonna happen to you or the baby. I just want this to be over. I want my nightmares to stop. I'm actually afraid to sleep. Think of it this way. Wake up tomorrow, and it'll be our wedding anniversary. You forgot, huh? No. I knew you forgot. Almost. I sorry. I blame Faison. That's okay. I didn't forget. I promise, it will be a day that you treasure forever. Come on. Look, I know Diane is a pain in the ass, but most of the time, she's right. Well, what -- what was I supposed to do? Fight Sam in the divorce? Well, what if you just went over there, and you told her that you loved her, and you want her back? Sh-she's not gonna leave him. How do you know if you never ask?
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