General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 2/20/19
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Episode #14224 ~ Ryan makes a move; Lulu gets a call; Julian questions Ava's allegiances.
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(This still needs extensive editing)You know, you don't -- you don't have to keep me company. But you said you weren't leaving until you got the samples sent off to the lab. By the way, you never told me how you got the dna -- yes, yes, I did. Uh, there's no way you forgot the term "nail trimmings." For sasha, yes. Brilliant idea, by the way, taking her for the manicure. Thank you very much. I meant nina. Oh. That was totally easy. I just swiped it from her coffee cup at crimson. Well, I guess this is it. Pretty soon we're gonna find out if sasha really is nina's daughter... or if valentin cassadine manufactured the whole thing. Honestly? Part of me doesn't even want to know. I am still pinching myself you said "yes" to my proposal. Oh, really? You are? Well, I'm not gonna change my mind. You're stuck with me. You only have yourself to blame, you know that. I do? Yes, you do. You gave me the greatest gift of all -- my daughter. Here she is now. Hey. Hey. Sit down.
[ Laughs ] Here you go. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] Oh, come on! Hey, what's wrong?
[ Sighs ] "Dear mr. Nero, due to a medical condition that may put you and others at risk, we are unable to issue you a junior driver's license at this time." "At this time." Like I have so much left.
[ Sighs ] I'm sorry. Mwah. I'm proud of you. For being bored out of my mind? Pbht! For taking time during your week off of school and community service to catch up on your homework. And I'm even prouder that you stepped up to support franco. Well... if you believe him, then I do, too. Thank you. So, are you on your way to the arraignment? I am. But I wanted to tell you something. Uh, I didn't want you to hear it from anyone else. Okay... last night, I went to visit franco at the police station... and we got married.
[ Laughs ] Oh, my god. You're not joking. No. Franco and i are husband and wife. How are you holding up? So good. Great. Great. Best day of my life. I know this is hard, franco. But I trust that you're gonna make the right decision. Kevin, well, I thought we were gonna meet and head to the courthouse together. Would you please call me? -Hey. -Hi. Well, what's up? You don't seem very happy to see me. Oh, I am. I'm -- I'm always happy to see you. It's kevin. Um, we were gonna go to franco's arraignment -- so meet him there. W-- I thought we were gonna go together. Hmm. What? Hmm? Nothin'. No, it's not nothin'. It's obviously somethin'. What?
[ Sighs ] Look, it just seems like, you know, kevin's taken over your life lately...
such a surprise
[ Sighs ] Lulu? What are you doing here? It's franco's arraignment. I wanted to see him charged with my own eyes. Is your mother here? Because I can't imagine that she'd let you go through this alone... I just got a text. She's tied up with some mayoral stuff. It's so weird. I know that she wanted to be here. Well, I'm sure whatever it is then, it must be very important. Mm. Kevin? Laura? Kevin. Laura, is that you? Yes, it's me. It's me. Laura?! Yes! Oh! Oh, that is so touching. Does anybody have a tissue?
It just feels so unfair. So vindictive. Like I'm out to get valentin. Or I'm out to prove that sasha isn't really nina's daughter. I don't want either one of those things. You just want the truth. Yeah. But the truth could absolutely level nina. I just need to know that she's not blindly walking into some heartbreak again. But why couldn't valentin just leave well enough alone? To get nina back, he had to do this horrible thing...? I don't get that. I do. I love your nail polish. Thanks. It's not my usual go-to, but I like it. It was maxie's idea. Maxie? Ohh. She invited me to get our nails done together. Oh, sort of a "get-to-know-you" kind of thing? Actually, we talked a lot about you guys... oh. ...And the upcoming nuptials. Huh. I'm surprised maxie cared so much. Well, first, it's maxie. And second, you know, weddings and love are contagious. You'd think they would've come up with a cure by now. We don't need a cure, right? Okay. Look, I know it stinks that you can't get your driver's license. But we can still make this road trip happen.
[ Scoffs ] How? Hitch a ride? Take a bus...? Come on. I know exactly what we need.
[ Sighs ] Come on. You married franco. Yes. Last night. He's my stepdad. And jake and aiden'S. That's right. And this went down at the police station? I kn-- it wasn't the ideal location, but still, it was very meaningful. Have you lost it? Excuse me? Really, mom? Are you out of your mind? Cameron. No, you know, I-I know you think this guy is great and all -- "this guy" is my husband. I love him, and I am not gonna turn my back on him. There's a huge difference between "not turning your back" on someone and marrying him. If you don't care about yourself, what about jake and aiden? Franco loves your brothers -- and he loves you, too. Stop defending him and listen to me. This is important. Like, life and death important, because what if you're wrong? Couldn't you have waited? I didn't have to wait. Because franco didn't do anything. He didn't kill kiki. He didn't kill anyone. We both know that's not true. All you have to do is look on the internet. You need to listen to me. Franco has worked really hard to change, to become a better person. I believe in him. And you know what? So do your brothers. Because they're young enough to buy the "sanitized" version. What's your excuse? Oh, t-that's enough. What has gotten into you? I hope he does not make that bail. What? Because that way, you don't bring a potential murderer into the home of my brothers. Elizabeth and her boys are my entire world and I will do whatever it takes to prove that I'm worthy of them.
[ Sighs ] Okay, franco, here's what I want you to do. I want you to tell the truth and then I will handle the rest. I know what to do. Kevin is the only thing keeping me sane right now.
[ Sighs ] Look, I-I-I'm happy that you have someone helping you through your -- your grief, but... yeah, but what? That's exactly the point. Look, if you hadn't have just lost kiki, I wouldn't be so worried right now. Ava, you're just not in a -- in a position to be making good decisions right now. Julian, I am barely hanging on here. And kevin, he's li-- he's like an anchor for me. I can talk to him about anything and that's exactly what i need. Are you sure that you don't want me to sit with you, if you don't want to face franco alone? No. Thank you, but I'll be fine. And you're sure? I was so lucky I survived. Like, so lucky. Even if I don't have to testify today, I need to be in court for the others who can't be. Good for you, lulu. You're a fighter. I like that, and I'm sure your mother is really proud. Ryan: Come on, kevin. Tell your bride where you are. Oh. [ Laughs ] Sorry. I forgot. You can't see. You're in the basement at ferncliff. Though to me, it feels more like a dungeon. You know, back in the day, this is where they brought all the ultimate crazies? Wait. Listen. Do you hear that? Voices from the past. "Welcome to hell. Hope you enjoy your stay." It was you the whole time. The perverted other half that never should've been born. No, I was the brother who deserved to live. My resurrection alone should prove that. That and my ability to outsmart the police. Poor dopes. Though I probably should say, "poor franco," now. Oh, my god.
[ Laughs ] Yeah, that was me. All three of those magnificent murders. And your daughter would've been the fourth if I hadn't been struck by that damn blindness. You sick son of a bitch. You're a monster... bink! Now, it is time to have a talk with your daughter. You want me to call lulu? Why? I've even taken the liberty of coming up with a script -- which you will follow word-for-word. No tricks. Not like that pre-nup business. No. You sure about that, given your current situation? Why should I help you? You're gonna kill me anyway. Just get on with it. No, laura. Make the call.
[ Cellphone rings ] Mom. Where are you? Hi, sweetheart. I'm still trapped in this meeting. Well, the arraignment is about to start. I know and I wish that I could be there, but unfortunately, I just can't get away. I'll call you later, okay? Bye.
[ Cellphone beeps ] So glad my brother convinced you to do that. Makes it so much easier. Easier to what? Kill us? He won't kill us. Not yet, anyway. What makes you think that? Because you can't take the chance of having our bodies discovered. So you'll run back to port charles and try to cover your tracks. It's time to face it, brother -- you screwed yourself! You could've gotten away with this ruse for years if you hadn't killed anyone! But it was your own lack of self-control, the fact that you had to give in to your demented urges. It's all because of you. You've put yourself into this predicament. The only way for you to get out is to get gone. Oh, kevin. I wish you could see his face. He knows you're right, and he hates it. It must be awful for you, accepting the fact that your brother is so much smarter than you. See how smart he is... when you're both down here starving and rotting.
[ Lock engages ] Is he really gone? He's really gone. And it is really you. Oh, my god. I've missed you so much. You have no idea... well, I can't wait any longer -- I need to get to the courthouse. Mm. Well, all right, just remember, I am a phone call away. Well, thank you. Mm-hmm. Oh. And, um, a bit of advice, if I may? Sure. Focus less on my relationship and more on yours. Thank you, but, uh, kim and I are good. Well, that's funny. I was talking about alexis.
[ Laughter ] Hey, alexis. Hey. Nina. Hi. Sasha. It's always a pleasure. How's that watch? Still stuck at 10:10? Oh, any watch can keep time, but this one comes with a message. The power of love. More like the perils. Well, I'm with valentin. Especially since we're getting married. Again? Don't act too thrilled. Just surprised, that's all. Well, this time, it will be infinitely different because I'll have my daughter by my side. Well, good luck with that. Actually, alexis? Um...I was gonna call you today. I wanted to talk to you in a legal capacity. About? About changing my will. It looks like everyone is ready... I hope so. Franco, hi. I'm sorry, ms. Webber. I can't allow it. It's mrs. Franco baldwin, remember? Lulu: Wait, wait. Did you marry him? I did. Are you insane? Lulu, I am really sorry for everything that happened to you, and I am so grateful you're okay. My husband did not attack you. I believe in him. And nothing will ever change that.
[ Scoffs ]
Scotty? Was this your idea? Some cheap attempt to win sympathy for your client? As if a ring on your son's finger makes him a family man and not the maniac who tried to kill me! Go away, lulu. Do not engage in any of that.
[ Scoffs ] Listen, you will get your chance to testify. Today's arraignment is just the first step. D.A. Dawson is right.
[ Sighs ] You have my word. Justice will be served.
[ Scoffs ] Oh, hey. There you are. I think I left a dozen messages. I'm sorry. I was dealing with a patient. One in dire straits, I hope. It's a terrible situation. Well, then I'm -- I'm glad you were there for them. Well, I'm here for you now. Are you ready? Not really. Maybe this will help. We've got food! Cool. What's wrong? Um... uh, nothing. It's just, my mom and I got into it. Doesn't matter. What's up? Well, um, the dmv won't issue oscar a license. That sucks. Because of your brain tumor? Yeah. Man, I-I'm so sorry. Well, I -- now I have a car that I can't drive. How sad is that? So, I guess the trip's out? Wrong.
[ Knock on door ] Hope that's not the tabloids -- what? Did something happen? Did someone mention a road trip?
[ Laughter ] What -- did you smell the fries from your place, trina? Ha-ha. Joss texted, said to meet you guys here. But are there fries? Because I'm starving.
[ Laughter ] I hope you brought enough to share -- all right, first of all, let me just say that by no means am I defending valentin. But yeah, I can -- I can totally see him going to these lengths for nina. This woman, incredible woman, swept him off his feet. Valentin loves nina. So, what's he supposed to do? He wants to win the girl back. And he knows how. By giving her the one thing she wants most in the world. Because he can. Unless it's a lie. But she doesn't know that. If the alternative is to live the rest of his life without this... dazzling woman... that changed him, opened up his soul... of course he's gonna lie. He has to. I don't know. I... what's the point of being loved like that if you're just gonna get your heart broken anyway? Nina: I would like my will to include everyone in my family. Valentin, sasha, charlotte. Nina, you don't have to do that -- no, I want to. I want to do that. So, how quickly can you draw up papers? Well, my plate is pretty full right now, so I'll tell you what, I'll draft up a copy in a couple of weeks and I'll have it sent over to crimson. Take care. Excuse me for a second. Oh.
[ Sighs ] Uh, listen. I know your plate is full -- but I will pay you double your fee if you can get those papers drawn up for me. I would like them before my wedding. This makes me super uncomfortable... yeah. More or less than the prospect of our wedding? What? I know you tried to talk nina out of marrying me. Are -- are you all right? Yes, I am. You feel all right? Yeah, I'm -- I'm fine. I'm fine. Okay. I don't know what caused your blindness, but if it's what ryan had, it's curable. All right, laura, laura. The one -- one good thing about being stuck down here is that we don't have to rush, all right? Okay. So I want you to tell me everything, and I mean everything that happened to you. Okay. Um...I came home early to surprise you -- f-from paris? Yeah. As soon as I got there, I... I felt like there was something off. But I just -- I didn't know what it was. He...he's so good at pretending to be you. But it was everything between "us" that was different. Everything. Like what? I-I-I don't know. There's too many things to list. Well, then, just give me the cliffsnotes. Okay, well... well, for one thing, when I got back, you weren't happy to see me. And -- and then you --
he -- he conjured up a cold as an excuse so that we wouldn't have to be close to each other. And then after that, there was a "sleep study." He'd stay out all night and he just kept doing that. He kept -- kept finding excuses to stay apart from me.
[ Sighs ] And then one day, out of the blue, he -- he asked me for a separation... and it was all so he could free himself up to be with ava jerome. Oh, my god. Oh, my god, kevin -- do you think he's gonna kill her? The people vs. Franco baldwin. Ms. Dawson, what are the charges? Your honor, there are three charges of first degree murder -- the deliberate and premeditated killings of mary pat ingles, kiki jerome and peyton mills. And an additional charge of attempted first degree murder with reckless disregard for human life against the person of lulu falconeri. Mr. Baldwin? Mr. Baldwin...please rise. How do you plead? You know the drill. Mr. Baldwin? Mr. Baldwin, do I need to repeat the question, sir? No, I heard you. Your honor, I plead "guilty" to all charges.
[ Dramatic music plays ]
[ People murmuring ] This is nice.Yeah. Yeah, this is nice.
What did he just say? T-that has to be a -- he meant to say
not guilty. Franco! Uh, you left out a key word. No. What the hell? Are you out of -- what's wrong with you? I don't understand what's going on. Neither do I.
[ Sighs ] Thank god.
[ Gavel bangs ] Order! I'll have order in my courtroom! Your honor, uh, may I have a moment with my client? Keep it brief. Sit down. Have you lost your marbles? Let me guess. You're going to invoke new york state vs. Pettigrew? It won't save you. Don't -- don't even start. I know exactly what I'm doing. And so do I. Your honor, my client's plea must be viewed in light of his mental illness. Your client says that he's guilty, and the people agree.
[ Sighs ] The case, new york state vs. Pettigrew... if the accused is incapable of discerning his innocence or his guilt -- judge benjamin: I know the precedent, counselor. Well, my client must be, um, evaluated for mental competence before sentencing. It's not just the law -- it's, uh, the humane thing to do. Okay, well, we have a car, and we have a license. A junior license. So we just have to pick a place close enough so we're back by dark. Hmm. Niagara falls. Yeah? Yeah, I've never seen it. Well, I've never seen it, either. Crazy, since it's less than 100 miles away. Yeah, I haven't seen it, either. I think my mom took me when I was a baby, but obviously, I don't remember. Okay, so if we leave by 7:00 A.M., We should get there and back no problem. Only if you're okay with it, though, cam. We all know that you're on probation -- because of me. Shut up. It's true. I'm the one who hooked you up with cole. If I'd known he was such a tool... anyways, I want to make it up to you. There's this cool band coming to town next month -- and that would be amazing. Um, it's just, I'm kind of grounded for the rest of my life. Right. Look, cam, we can find someone else to drive. The last thing we want is for you to get in more trouble. Oscar wants to see niagara falls. Before I die. Did you really just go there? Can you not?
[ Laughs ] Okay, well, that's what we're gonna do. So, nina, why would you want a new will before your wedding? I mean, if you're harboring doubts about your once-and-future husband -- and you should -- maybe you shouldn't marry him again. This isn't about doubting valentin. Or our marriage -- which I'm very happy about, by the way. This is about committing myself to creating a family, fully. Are you gonna help me or not? Nina told me. You lobbied for us to not get married. Okay, look. I like nina. A lot. We have that in common. And I actually like you, too. I can see how much you love her, and that's beautiful and romantic. I just... I see the likely ending to this story, and it's not a happy one. I can handle this. I can pull this off. I can keep these balls in the air. I have to. You'll see. But I appreciate you looking out for nina and I like how attached to her you've gotten. But don't ever think you have to protect her from me -- 'cause you don'T. Poor ava. Oh, my god. She has no idea. But none of us did...
[ Sighs ] The last couple months, I felt like I was losing my mind. I actually thought that I had deluded myself about how much you loved me... no. No. And you're still here. And you haven't changed. Except for the eyesight thing. Oh, kevin. I kept looking in his eyes trying to find you and I couldn'T. And now I know why. Thank god... I love you. I love you. Your honor, this is ridiculous. The defense is clearly stalling. Meanwhile, it is the court's right and responsibility, frankly, to sentence the accused to the full extent of the law. I know my responsibility, ms. Dawson. But thank you for the reminder. I also know the law. Franco baldwin, please rise, sir. I hereby remand you to the state mental hospital at ferncliff for a period of two weeks, during which you will undergo psychiatric evaluation to determine your mental competence.
[ Gavel bangs ] Court is adjourned. Bailiff: All rise!
See, valentin is my family, too. He's a cassadine, and he's lethal. I would say, "ask my nephew," but you can'T. Don't bring nikolas into this, please. I don't see how I -- I can'T. I also don't know how you can marry someone who's done everything that he's done. Oh. Well, I don't know. You tell me, alexis. Seems like your pull to julian is pretty strong, so... want to put a rush on those papers?
[ Sighs, clears throat ] Whoo. [ Sighs ] Ms. Jones? You called ahead about arranging a test? Yes, um, I need these two samples compared to see if the dna is a match. Unfortunately, we're crazy busy right now. So unless it's an emergency, it could take up to ten days to get the results. Ten days?! No way. That's too long. I don't have ten days. I'm sorry. What if it is an emergency? Is it? Yep. What kind? Why don't you tell me what type of situation constitutes an emergency and I'll tell you if that's what we're dealing with? Yeah, that's not how this works. Had a feeling you were gonna say that. Do you want me to take the samples? No. I will figure something else out. Good luck. Yeah. Thank you! Now what? When did this whole thing start? How long have you been in here? Since the end of august. You certain about that? It's ingrained in my memory. It was labor day weekend. Labor day... so, when you visited me in paris in august, that was -- that was you. All me. Oh, thank god.
[ Both laugh ]
[ Sighs ] Labor day. I-I didn't come back for another month. But that was about the time that you started missing the phone calls and cutting them shorter. That wasn't like you. Because it wasn't me. Oh, my god. Kevin. You've been in here all that time. How did you do it? Memory of you and our love is what kept me going. And I knew that sooner or later, eventually, of all people, you would be the one to figure it out and you'd find me. Oh, kevin.
[ Sighs ] I almost did find you. I came so close. You did? Yes. Yes, months ago. Oh. Carly and I came to ferncliff because we wanted to make sure that no one ever got abused the way she did. And... and she was also adamant about wanting to see who the patient was in the room next to her. That was me. I was in that room. But she looked in the window and the room appeared to be empty.
[ Sighs ] I was on the floor. But I -- I heard you or -- or, at least, I thought I did. That was you. Yes, it was me. Oh, my god. I'm so sorry, kevin. There was a staff member right there trying to open the door and I -- I stopped carly, I talked her out of it, because ryan -- ryan stopped me. He -- he refused to let me breach protocol. Oh, my god. I'm so sorry.
[ Sighs ] This whole thing could've been done months ago. Oh. You're here now.
We're here now. That was a shock, wasn't it? I thought I would feel vindicated when franco pled guilty. You don't? I don't know. Something feels off. Yes. I-I feel exactly the same way. But at least he's going to ferncliff, right? And they'll be able to find the answers they need there.
Okay, so, everyone's in for this weekend? Totes. Yeah, I'm down. You know
i can't wait. Especially to kiss you overlooking the falls at sunset. That's so romantic, it makes me nauseous. Look, I-I can make all that happen except for the sunset part. You know what? We'll take what we can get.
[ Chuckles ] Niagara falls, here we come.
[ Laughs ] Ooh! Yes! What? You found something? Yeah, yeah. A dna testing lab that delivers the results within 24 hours. Amazing. Where? Poughkeepsie. Ooh, that's kind of far, isn't it? Yeah, but if I leave right now, I can make it there before they close. And I just have to be back in time to get james from my parents. Because if I'm late, they'll get suspicious, and then they'll drag it out of me. And then I'll get a lecture from mac about how I shouldn't be messing with valentin cassadine. Maxie, maxie, maxie, maxie? Yeah? Have I told you that I got a new sports car? No, you haven'T. I'll drive. Peter... you don't have to do this. I know. Thank you. You're welcome. On the plus side, we know I won't be going into labor this time.
[ Laughs ] That is a plus. Now that you mention it. So, talk to me about wedding details. Really? Sure. I mean, if I'm gonna be the maid of honor, I want to know what I'm getting into. So, I'm actually really glad to run into you. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Um, I wanted to clarify what I said to you, w-when I said that I was going back into therapy to discuss "our future." I was looking at the big picture, you know, how to put our relationship in the proper place. Mm-hmm. A-and not repeat the same mistakes, so... yeah, that's what I meant. It wasn't about our future, because we don't have a future. Well, I, uh -- I wish you luck with that. Thank you. Mm-hmm.
[ Sighs ] I'm sorry, alexis. Just so you know, even though I have moved on with my life and I am happy... there is no part of me that would ever consider what we had to be a mistake. There's got to be another way out of this place. I'm gonna try to find it. Laura? Yeah. I'm sorry. Why? I took a big chance, provoking ryan like that. He could've snapped and killed us both. Are you kidding? I think you played him perfectly. Really. After all those months of him manipulating everyone around him -- including me -- it was definitely your turn. And you convinced him to leave us in here alive. That was brilliant. Now, I just need you to use that really big brain of yours
[Laughs] To try to help me to find a way out of here. Why...? Because it is the right thing to do. Elizabeth.
[ Ring clatters ]
[ Grunts, sniffles ]
[ Groans ]
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