General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 2/27/18
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Episode #13982 ~ Dante worries about Peter's intentions; Franco grows restless; Scott is supportive; Curtis and Drew work together; Anna has news for Felicia.
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What's this? Well, if you're gonna be stuck here all night looking after your grandfather, the least I can do is smuggle in some food from home. [Chuckles] I got lucky with this one. Mm. You did. How's Mike doing? He's, uh -- he's asleep now. It's funny. You know, to see him, you'd never know. Alzheimer's. I don't know who I feel worse for -- Mike or Sonny. They say it's only gonna get worse, too. I think the thing I hate the most is the powerlessness. Someone you love is suffering, and there is nothing you can do to help them. Are we talking about my grandfather or Maxie? Both, I guess. Look at the bright side. You quit your job. You're no longer a member of the press. You can start mending fences, right? Nina, here's everything you gave me for the new York/London fall/winter fashion weeks. There really shouldn't be a problem with Paris to m-- Maxie? Betsy Johnson! What are you doing here? Ugh. Um... going over today's coverage of Paris and Milan. What are they doing overlapping? Has the world gone insane? I mean, what are you doing already back at work? Peter, please. Nina already gave me that lecture. Who also shouldn't be back at work. It's too soon for both of you. Well, Nathan would want us to go on with our lives. I'm sure he'd also want you to taking care of yourselves. When was the last time you ate? Yeah, this is Peter August down at Crimson. I'd like to order dinner... for two. Hey. -Hey. -I went by your house, and Mac said that you were here. Oh, it runs in the family. Maxie went back to work to keep from thinking about Nathan, so I decided to show up here to keep from worrying about my daughter. I have to tell you something. Okay. Actually, I have to tell Maxie, but I wanted to let you know first because when she hears, she's gonna need you. Okay, Anna, you are officially scaring me. What is it that Maxie needs to know? There are so many other traditions that we don't bother to honor. Why is it important that a bride and groom not see each other the night before a wedding? There are practical reasons for it. The only one I can think of is that it gives you time to change your mind and run away. Yes, exactly. Okay, see? I don't like it. [Chuckles] I'm not kidding. I don't like it. I'm actually jealous of my empty side of the bed. Well, I don't like it, either. But think of it this way -- you only have to spend one night with your dad. And after tomorrow, nothing and no one will ever keep us apart. Nothing? No one? Till death do us part? Hey, Curtis. Sorry I'm late.
Curtis: Hey, man, no problem. Yo, what the hell happened to your hand? Man... I was changing a tire. The jack slipped. Whole thing landed on my hand. Damn. That's messed up. Well, that's why I'm late. Look, there's still time. Dude hasn't showed up yet. You sure you're good with this? Hey, you're the one taking the risk. Look, like I said, I checked out Jim Harvey's hotel room. Just because I found nothing that linked him to Betsy, it don't mean he ain't somehow involved.
Hey. Pick-up for Harvey. Right. The 25 cheeseburger platters. [Chuckling] Yeah. Got a bunch of hungry workers on a construction site tonight. You know, happy crew, happy boss, right?
You good? I'm gone. Hey, Mr. Harvey. Hi. Mr. Cane. Good to see you. Yeah, you too. Actually, I am glad I ran into you. You got a minute?
This is awesome. I mean, you really went all out. Oh, well, of course I did. You know, you are always so supportive and loving. And you come to work, and you... do what you do. And you always come home to me. I'm really lucky. [Sighs] Look, I know you're upset about Maxie and losing Nathan. But I'm not going anywhere. I just want you to know that I will never take that for granted. Okay. You know how when I start something I always finish it? I just wanted to tell you that I've decided not to quit my job at the newspaper. I know that I said I would to show Maxie how sorry I am. I just... I just can't give up a career that means so much to me. What made you change your mind? It wasn't what so much as who. Right. Yeah. Peter August? Shouldn't at least one of you be eating? Wow. You're really gonna play the "what about your baby's health?" Card? Well, one of us has to. [Sighs] Fine. I will eat... for the baby. And then maybe once you've fed, then you could go home, get some sleep, and come back in tomorrow. Or maybe I will have the hotel send up a cot. Come on. You saw how miserable I was at my apartment. It's all just memories of Nathan. I even got rid of everything that reminds me of him. I know that sounds cold, but I didn't think I could survive surrounded by all of his objects. I forgot to consider the floor, the walls, the furniture, the light, the air. He's everywhere... except for here, which is strange since this is where Faison shot him. I think I get it. Being here. All your best memories with Nathan are at home. But the very worst memories you have are right here. But if you can overcome that -- I mean look the worst of it right square in the eye and overcome it -- then you can overcome anything, Maxie Jones. Sounds like you speak from experience. [Exhales sharply] Don't even think about holding out on me. What kind of horribleness have you had to face? The last thing I want is for Maxie to have to endure one more awful thing. But Huntington's chorea is not to be ignored. Think he passed it down to Nathan? It's highly possible. How highly? 50%. Oh, god, Anna. If Nathan was still with us, you know, he would -- I would tell him, and then he'd go and get himself tested. But he's not here. No. So we have to do what he would probably want, which is... convince Maxie she has to have the baby tested. This is gonna devastate Maxie. She needs to know, Felicia. I'll tell her. Are you sure? It has to be me. I'm her mother. Yeah. It does have to be you. So, you said your finished your session with Kevin early. Does that mean you're making progress? It's hard to gauge progress with a history as complex as mine. That's a no? No, it's a "it's hard to gauge the progress with a history as complex as mine." All right, all right, all right, all right. I'll give you a pass for tonight. But after our "I do"s and I become your wife, the whole "you have to tell me everything" rule applies. What is it you think I'm not telling you? You know you can tell me anything, right? But you don't have to. Keeping things to yourself and keeping secrets are very different things. How can you tell which is which? Well, if there's something unimportant that you don't think I should know, that's just keeping it to yourself, but if there's something I need to know and you're hiding it from me, well... that's the bad one, right? See? Learning. Is there something you want to tell me? Well, let's see. We all set for the bachelor party? Well, you're the best man, dad, so if there's a party, that would be your job. Oh, you're right. Well, let me go to my black book and look for some strippers. Oh! "S," "S," "S." That won't be necessary. I'm -- I'm pretty much with her on this one. No strippers, huh? No, but thank you. Well, at least I didn't come empty-handed. You bought us a wedding present? No. I went by your place, and the babysitter directed me over here with a letter for Franco. Oh, you brought his mail. Yeah, well, it didn't cost me a dime, so it's kind of a win-win. Open it. This is a card congratulating me on my upcoming wedding. Who's it from? "With love, mom." I got to say, I think we might have gotten off on the wrong foot. Oh, think nothing of it. Well, anyway, congratulations are in order. Measure "a" passed. The Charles Street re-development is happening. Good for you. Thank you. We broke ground the day after the election. I got to say, you surprised me. I didn't really take you as a hands-on sort of guy. Well, I don't weld the girders or pour the concrete, but, uh... but still you're there. ...I'm there. You're there. Yeah, you're overseeing. And I can relate because, you know, I'm the same way at Aurora. Are you, now? Yeah. So, what are you working on that might be of some interest to me? Oh, there we go. Glad you asked. Sam and I -- we talked a lot about it, and we think we should set a meeting. There's no reason why our two companies shouldn't do business together, you know, with all that's going on -- for the betterment of Port Charles, that is. Oof. Well, glad to hear that. I'll tell you what -- I'll give you my card. Give me a call tomorrow. We'll set something up for the end of the week. Sounds good. All right. Excuse me. Can I get a rush on this order, please? It's a big order. I'll check on it. All right, good. Thank you. I mean, who knows? Maybe one day we might be friends, right? Again. Again? Yeah. Back when you used to date Betsy all those years ago. You used to call Franco "Bobby" and me "Andy." Sounds like we were pretty friendly. You know, Bobby says you've got a big, blank space where your memory ought to be. Is that right? Yeah, it's a big blur. And you think I've got answers? I don't know if you do. But if it's too selfish of me to ask, then -- no, no, no. Hey, you know, you can't blame a guy for trying to find some clues to his past, right? You see, what's really eating at me, what I can't figure out is, why would a woman who, by all accounts, loved me as her own son -- she did. Betsy loved both you boys. Why did she send me off to live in an orphanage? Thought maybe you'd have the answer to that. Hey, you. What the hell do you think you're doing?
I was all set to quit after what happened to Nathan, but Peter pointed out that if it hadn't been for what I wrote, my reporting, Cesar Faison would still be out there. That is certainly a possibility, lulu. And Peter also reminded me that Nathan was on board with all this. He wanted to draw Faison out. He knew the risks. In the end, Nathan did what he felt he had to to protect his wife and child. You're right. It was Nathan's decision, and he didn't do anything he didn't want to do. And Peter also reminded me that I have a calling. And if I give up on that, if I give up on myself, then Faison wins. Do you think there's a possibility that Peter is using you? I mean, after everything that went down, especially after your husband passed -- died. He didn't pass. He didn't leave us. He didn't go anywhere. He died. So, what happened next with you? Well, I had to reassess my priorities -- everything in my life, really, everything that brought me to Port Charles, to Aurora Media. I had to start figuring out for myself what really mattered to me in my life... and what didn't. What was the verdict? That I'd be happier elsewhere. So I tendered my resignation to Drew and Sam. And yet here you still are. Yeah, they gave me some time to think about it. And eventually I reconsidered. Thank you. For staying on as COO.? For sharing that with me. Who knew Peter August has insecurities like the rest of us? [Laughs] What on earth would make you think I don't? You're too slick. I mean, men like you are either overcompensating for their inadequacies, or they're so delusional, they don't think they have any. Ah. Mm. Oh, I'm definitely category a, no question about that. So, what made you stay? Maxie, I'm sorry to interrupt. Oh, not at all. Mom, I'm sure you remember my boss, Peter August. Peter, this is my mom. Yes. It's good to see you again. Of course. Okay, I'm sure you're here to probably drag me home, but I took a catnap, and Peter's making me eat. So, as you can see, I'm... mom? What is it? You the foreman? I'm one of your new hires. Yeah, everybody here is a new hire. Let me see your ID.
ID? That, or I call security. No, I-I got ID. Um... yeah, ID. Mr. Harvey wanted me to, uh, check some specs. Of course, unless you would rather wait and discuss it with the boss? No need to bother Mr. Harvey. Just get busy, winters. Yes, sir. Yes, sir.
[Cell phone beeps]
[Cell phone beeps]
Betsy and I parted ways long before she gave you up. Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Yeah, well, I'm sorry. I wish I could be of more help to you.
Finally. Thank you. Hey, Mr. Harvey, uh -- hey, please call me Jim, okay? And I'll call you Andy. Is that all right? [Chuckles] No. Drew's fine. All right, well, I'll probably get used to that faster than I'll get used to calling Bobby "Franco." At least "Drew" at least makes sense. Yeah. Yeah. Well, speaking of Franco -- or Bobby, whatever you want to call him -- we don't really remember being kids together. So, maybe when you were there, maybe you noticed something. Such as? Why I was expendable. You mean some kind of sign of why she gave you up? Yeah, I-I guess. I just, uh -- I'd like to know why. Only reason I could think of is that you and Bobby used to bang heads all the time. I mean, nothing crazy, just kids' stuff, you know, boys being boys and all that, but... it was bad. [Chuckles] All I could say is you would go at it. Now, if you'll excuse me, I got a hungry crew to feed. Night. If Betsy's fallen off the grid, how come she knows about this wedding? Does anybody else in this town know her? Not that I can think of. If you'll excuse me, boys, it's getting late, and I kind of have an important day tomorrow. Oh, you do? Babe, remind me. What you got going on tomorrow? Oh, tomorrow is that day where you'll spend five minutes putting on a suit and I'll take hours and hours trying to look amazing for you. Oh, that just sounds like every other day. Okay, the wedding's off. No, because you look amazing every other day. See? I'm always screwing things up with her. Don't get me started. Good night. See you tomorrow. I love you. And I love you. [Sighs heavily] Franco, Franco. You haven't told her, have you?
okay, we've got to stop meeting like this. Thank god you're here. It sounded like it was important. It is. It's about the baby that I told you about... that I had with Faison. Mm-hmm. I have to find her. It's actually a matter of life and death. Clearly, you need some privacy. I'll leave you to it. Mom, what is it? What's wrong? It's about the baby. Nothing is wrong with the baby. I just had a check-up with Dr. Nero. Everything is fine. And I pray that that never, ever changes, but I just spoke with Anna, and she told me that Faison, your baby's grandfather -- no, no! If this has anything to do with Cesar Faison, I don't care. You have to care. They found something in the autopsy, something in his DNA. A genetic mutation of evil? He has Huntington's disease. It affects movement, the way you walk and talk. It also affects the brain, cognitively and psychologically. Faison had a number of these symptoms. Could he have passed it on to Nathan? There's a 50-50 chance. Okay, well, Nathan is gone, so he doesn't have to worry about that anymore. No, he doesn't. Sweetheart, what I'm trying to tell you is that it could have been passed down to Faison's grandchildren. Did I tell Elizabeth that I pushed Drew down a flight of stairs when I was 3 years old? No, oddly enough, it has not come up. Well, thank god. [Sighs] Yeah. So, I guess, for the time being, everything's okay. Well, you know, the guy that said honesty is the best policy -- I don't think he was ever married. And if he was, he probably didn't get past the honeymoon. Even so -- ah, now, listen. You have no recollection of that incident. It's just Betsy's word that it happened. Yeah. [Sighs] I'm staring to have other memories, though, from my childhood. Well, then I go back to my previous advice. What happened, happened, okay? You're not a kid anymore. You have a life. Now you need to live it. That's good advice. Thank you. Okay. And I hope you took my other piece of advice. You didn't let Kevin, you didn't volunteer now to be his guinea pig, did you?
Hey, this is Curtis Ashford. Do what you do, and I'll call you back.
Curtis, it's me. I stalled him as long as I can. Get out of there right now.
Honestly, I don't know what there is to discuss. I've already made my decision. I'm keeping my job. So, that's it? I don't get to voice an opinion in the matter? Okay, fine. Yeah. What's your opinion? What? You think I'm a terrible reporter. No, I -- [Scoffs] What are you talking about? I think you're a terrific reporter. That story you did on the election fraud -- that was great. I mean, you brought change to the city. I want you to have a job that you love. Then what's the problem? You don't listen to anybody when they tell you to be careful. You don't listen to me. You don't listen to Maxie. Your editor told you not to do the story. My editor wants me to focus on cat shows and puff pieces. Yeah, but you didn't. You went over the editor's head to Peter. Because Peter believes in me. He encourages me. Peter encourages you because he wants you to take all the risk so he can get all the reward. So, what, I'm his little reporter puppet? Is that what you're saying? You know, I'm sorry that this may come as a surprise to my own husband, but I make my own damn choices. You know what? Nathan's dead. Your best friend may never forgive you for that. You almost died. Okay, you almost left our kids without a mother. You take that risk every time you leave the house. Not for a story, not for a headline. My job is to serve and protect, something I couldn't even do for two of the most important people in my life. I lost Nathan, and I almost lost you. You know, Peter August may think that your life is an acceptable risk to take to boost business, but I don't. Well, Nathan didn't have any of those symptoms, not one, so he must have been one of the lucky 50%. The symptoms usually occur anywhere between 30 and 50 years of age. Nathan may have been carrying the gene and didn't even know it. This cannot be happening. Nathan died to save us from that man. And now you're saying it could have all been for nothing, that Faison could still reach out from beyond the grave to claim my baby and there's nothing I can do about it? There he is. What's wrong with you? I've been calling and texting you about it. Did Harvey catch you? Did he? Brother, look, by the time I got your text message, I was long gone, and old Jim Harvey was none the wiser. You didn't think to text me back to make sure that you were okay? Drew, I was coming straight back here. I figured you'd see me when I got here. And what? You see me. I'm here. You're here. That's true. Yo, you seem a little extra edgy. What happened? Sorry. It's just every time I'm around that Harvey guy... I don't know. Anyway, when I was trying to stall him, I asked him about my childhood. Unfortunately -- unfortunately, he remembers nothing. Ah, pretty much, except for -- I don't know -- Franco and I just -- I guess we fought when we were kids. What about you? Man, I searched for something, anything, everything to try to link dude to Betsy, but... looks like you had about as much luck as I did. No luck with Harvey, but I might have another lead. I'm sorry for stopping by unannounced. I know you're quite the busy man since Ned was elected and measure "a" was passed. Congratulations, by the way. Mm. If memory serves, I think you were at Charlie's pub the night of the election and you were rooting for the other side. Yes. You're right. The GH. Nurses were united behind Alexis Davis. And I personally opposed the re-development project. Okay. So, why are you here? Well, the election is over. Your side won fair and square, right? Well, I would like to think that Port Charles is the real winner here. Oh [Chuckles] Have you ever thought about running for office? No, I have other people that do that for me. I kid. I kid. But I still get the feeling that you're not here to discuss and rehash that election. You're right about that. I'm here because tomorrow is my wedding day. Well, then it's my turn to congratulate you [Chuckles] Especially since I've known Bobby -- Franco since he was yea high. I would love to buy the two of you a wedding gift. Is there something, anything that you -- you know, that you need? As a matter of fact, there is -- Franco's mother, Betsy.
Huntington's? Mm. Well, if you don't get tested, it's like a ticking time bomb. A person could carry it for decades and not even know it. Exactly. I have to find my -- I have a daughter, and I have to tell her. She needs to know, for herself and for maybe any children that she has. Absolutely. How are you planning to find her after all this time? I don't know. When I gave up the baby, I didn't even ask if it was a boy or a girl. And I was very clever because I made sure I didn't use any legal or traceable channels. So I don't know her name. I don't know where she lives. I don't have an address. We're strangers. I've made such a mess of everything. What do I do now? I did some quick research. The first step is a test to see if the baby has the gene. There are a couple of ways you can do that. You can get an amnio or a CVS. Wait a second. If the symptoms don't manifest for decades, why do I need to find this out before the baby is born? You don't think a test result's gonna make me get rid of the one thing I have left of Nathan? No, of course not. But whatever the results are, you need to know. And if they're negative, that's great. That'll just be one less thing to worry about. And if they're positive? Then you talk to Dr. Nero, and she'll guide you through it. I need to get back to work. Uh, this issue isn't going to finish itself. The issue can wait. Right now you need to get some sleep, whether it's for you or the baby. Mom, the baby is fine. I'm fine. Everything is fine. If you'll excuse me. Maxie -- mom, please. Please. Call me. You don't need a reason. It would mean so much to Franco to have his mother at the wedding, and I'm really trying to arrange it, but the thing is, is that they got into an argument and she took off and we haven't been able to find her to make amends before the big celebration. So, I was hoping maybe you've spoken with Betsy recently or you have an idea where I could find her. I hate to disappoint, but as I told your fiancÚ, Betsy and I have been -- we've been out of touch for a long time. Oh, okay. I knew it was a long shot. Thank you for your time. Out of curiosity, I was wondering why you thought that I might have been in contact with Betsy. Oh. It would explain how she knew about the wedding. She sent a card. Oh, she sent a card? Yeah, yeah. It arrived today -- no return address, just a "congratulations, Franco" about the wedding, with love. Huh. All right, check it out. Usually when someone makes a fast getaway, they leave a big mess behind. Such was not the case with Betsy. Yeah, she couldn't have been any tidier. All her expenses were paid -- utilities, credit cards, you name it. She couldn't just be very well-organized? I doubt it, man. All her debt was completely cleared. Now, what I know from all my digging -- she didn't have money like that. But -- follow me -- after the big art show at Ava Jerome's gallery, guess who did. No, that doesn't work. Franco is not behind Betsy's disappearance. You telling me you're trying to give Franco the benefit of the doubt? Normally, I wouldn't. But when I asked him if he knew where Betsy was and he told me no... I believed him.
Scott: Have you lost your mind? I told you to stay away from Kevin. If he goes rummaging around in your mind, do you know what's gonna happen? He's gonna find something. I'm not just seeing Kevin for therapy. I'm actually helping him out with his research project. Oh, yeah? Is it helping you, or is he just, uh, stirring up memories that should be buried? A little of both. [Sighs] Okay, listen. You should learn from my mistakes, okay? You're about to marry a beautiful, beautiful girl tomorrow. So you should ask yourself, "what would my father do?" And I would hope that you would have the sense god gave a goose to do the opposite!
Much better idea it's not every day that a bride-to-be spends the night before her wedding trying to track down her future mother-in-law. Franco would really like his mom to be there. And maybe I'm biased, but I kind of think he's worth it. Yeah, well, when I think about that fiancÚ of yours now and that boy I knew way back then, I mean, it blows my mind. He's grown up to be a famous artist, and now he's marrying the woman of his dreams. Well, it's been a long road, but here we are. Indeed. Bobby is truly blessed, and, uh, I wish you both nothing but happiness. Thank you. Thanks. -Night. -Night. Okay, my treat -- you're taking an Uber. My car is here. Seriously? What do you think I'm gonna do, run off to Canada? Well, you know what? I'm not taking any chances, you know. I don't know what could happen with you, so come on. Let's go. You okay? Yeah. I am. I am okay. I'd like to thank you. Thank you for being my dad. Thank you for standing up for me... and not just the wedding, but, you know... courthouse as well, huh? Yeah. You're kind of my favorite relative. So, if it wasn't Franco that greased the wheels for Betsy to disappear, who the hell was it? Jim Harvey. The more I talk to that guy, the more I'm convinced he's hiding something. Now all we have to do is prove it. [Sighs] What you did was very stupid. I should probably go check on Mike. If he's awake, he might be hungry. I don't want this to go to waste. Well, between me and Mike, it will not go to waste. Kiss the kids good night for me. Of course. I do love you. I love you, too. I think I'm going to treat this like any other missing-persons case, just start at the beginning, you know, go to Brussels. I mean, that's where the child was born. Sounds like a plan. Yeah. I could probably -- I could probably find a flight to Paris tonight maybe, and I could be in Brussels in the morning. Um...you wish me luck. I'll do you one better. I'll go with you. You will? Unless you have an objection. How's your Flemish? Maxie, what did Faison do this time? Nothing, actually. Faison is just as much of a victim in this as Nathan and my baby are. Cesar Faison was never anybody's victim, ever. Turns out Faison had Huntington's disease. And that is? A genetic brain disorder. It's fatal, with a slew of horrible symptoms along the way. I guess there's a 50% chance that Faison passed it down to his children.
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