GH Transcript Tuesday 2/26/19

General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 2/26/19


Episode #14228 ~ Lulu prepares to face Franco; Drew is sent a secret message; Ava wants to share her news; Jason avoids getting busted; Alexis has a therapy session.

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[ Cellphone rings, clicks ] Hey, it's, uh, detective chase. I'm sorry to bother you, but you haven't heard from your mother, have you? Lulu: Uh, no. No, I spoke with her

briefly right before franco's arraignment, and I haven't heard from her since. She said that she was tied up with a meeting, so I assume the mayor's office would know. Yeah, I already tried them. Should I be worried? No. No, no. I'll find her. Okay, well, keep me posted. Will do. Is everything okay? Uh, I think so.

[ Chuckles ] City hall seems to have misplaced my mother. We can postpone the interview -- oh, no, no. I'm sure she's fine. The police are on it. All right, I'm gonna say this one more time -- you do not have to be the reporter in the room. I absolutely do. Franco attacked me. He killed three innocent people, and I am damn well gonna find out why.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Chase: Madame mayor, detective chase at the pcpd. If you could please check in with the department. We have new information

for you.

Happy hunting, detective chase.

All through the... ava. I hope I didn't keep you waiting. Oh, don't worry about it, handsome. I've waited my whole life for a man like you. What's a couple more minutes?

[ Handcuffs clicking ] Aunt stella said they took mom to emergency surgery? Yeah, her blood pressure spiked. They said it was because of the damage to her kidneys. You've been very candid and articulate about your history with dangerous men. Well, I can't exactly lie about it. I mean, it's a matter of public record. Would you want to? Yes. Why? Because I'm embarrassed about my relationship choices. We've touched on, um, your choice of men and how they share traits with your father. Amorality and bloodlust. Well, I'd like you to consider a different angle. Um, there are theories that suggest we are attracted to -- to people that reflect what we see inside ourselves. Uh... I don't really see how that applies to me. Well, let's try it on, just for fun. Oh, okay. As long as it's fun. So, tell me, alexis. What makes you dangerous?

[ Groans ]

What's wrong with you?I've told you over and over, we're done. Accept it. Shiloh:

[ Clears throat ] Hey, I'm so sorry. You shouldn't be witnessing this. No, that's quite all right. Is there anything I can do to help you? No, we're fine. I was speaking to sam, 'cause she seems far from "fine." Please, sam, tell me you're not buying this garbage -- will you stop embarrassing yourself?!

[ Sighs ]

[ Footsteps approaching ] What's going on? -Kristina. -Is everything okay? I'm not gonna say this to you again. Aside from danny -- you and I have nothing to do with each other. It's over. Accept it.

[ Quietly ] Can I talk to you for a second? I'm not sure that I understand the question. An intelligent woman like yourself? I'm a lawyer and the mother of three children. I don't really see myself as a dangerous person. And yet you grew up in a household where fear was a commodity and violence was a respected trait. Yeah, that pretty much sums up my family. All right, let me put it this way -- has anyone ever feared for their life in your presence? How much time do you have? Thank you. So, I asked you here so we could tell my brother the big news together. Family ought to know first, don't you think? Well, if I had any, I'd fill them in.

[ Chuckles ] I think kiki would be shocked. Would she? Yeah. I was never really the marrying type.

[ Chuckles ] But I like to think that she'd be happy that I'm finally placing my love and my trust in exactly the right man. On that note... what? Oh! What is that?

[ Mug clinks ] What do you think it is? Kevin... may I? Yes. Please. To my soulmate. I've spent a lifetime looking for you, and now that I have you, I am not letting go. It's very beautiful. Oh, not nearly as beautiful as you.

[ Laughs ]

[ Door opens ] Dr. Collins... I have been trying to reach you. I need to talk to you. Can't you see that I'm in a private moment? Unfortunately, this can't wait. I'm trying to locate the mayor and was wondering when the last time you saw your wife was.

Ex-wife. My apologies. I didn't realize the divorce was final. Well, it's not like we put up a billboard or issued a press release. -Can I, uh, help you, detective? Yeah, has the mayor been into charlie's pub recently? I haven't seen her. I, uh, assume you asked kevin? That's why I'm here. Well, kevin doesn't know where his former wife is because he's focused on his soon-to-be new wife. Me.

[ Indistinct conversations ] -Good morning. -Okay, here are the rules. -Oh, I don't like rules. -Tough. You speak when spoken to, all right? No playful banter, we're not here for fun. All right, you answer lulu's questions, we keep live-streaming. You evade or go off-point -- we're done. Cameras stop rolling, you rot in your cell. Are we clear? -Crystal. Peter: All right, we're ready. I'm gonna be right over here the whole time. Shall we begin? Yeah, sure, let's do that. I'd like nothing more.

 Kristina, I'm -- I'm -- I'm so sorry. I'm sure this seems like it's coming out of nowhere. I mean, when you first told me that you were breaking up with jason, I-I admit I was surprised. Yeah, I know. Tell me about it. So was I. Look, I-I thought that jason and I were gonna end up together. I did, but after spending time with dawn of day, it gave me clarity, and it made me realize that jason is never gonna put me first. I mean, think about it, kristina. From the very beginning, I've had to live by his terms. Be there when he wants me to be there, but when I need him, he can just go off and -- and risk his life for anyone? Always putting dad or carly before you and the kids. Yes, exactly. And trust me, it hit me like a ton of bricks, but I realized that going down this road is -- is only gonna leave me broken, and I can't do that again. You know, I'm glad thatyour sight's been restored. So now you can see the truth before you. The truth? Mm. That sam's moved on, jason. Time to let her go. Hey. I think I bought every pastry at kelly'S. I-I didn't know what you guys would want to eat. Thanks, mol. I couldn't possibly eat right now.

[ Exhales sharply ] Okay. Well, it's there if you want it. Hey, have there been any updates since they took your mom to surgery? Not yet. T, should this be taking this long? Surgeon: Mr. Ashford? Hey. How's she doing? Unfortunately, the damage to the left kidney was causing your wife's blood pressure to spike. We had to remove it.

[ Exhales sharply ] Are you sure there were no other options? Uncle curtis, I-I-it's okay. People function with only one kidney all the time. She's been moved to recovery, where she's under constant supervision. Do you have any questions? I... uh...

[ Inhales deeply ] My head is spinning. I can't think of nothing right now. I can take it from here. She's in good hands. Thank you, doctor.

[ Exhales deeply ] Mom made it through surgery. That's huge. She's not out of the woods yet, is she? She will be. You want all of it? The good, the bad, the really,

really ugly? I can't help you if I don'T. Okay.

[ Clears throat ] So, am i a dangerous person? I don't think so. But if I asked others, they might. Well, you could ask, but I-I don't think they'd answer. Why not? Because they're dead. "They're." As in multiple? Two. But I'm not a violent person. Right.

[ Inhales deeply ] I ran over my daughter's ex-boyfriend with my car. It was night, and he just popped out of nowhere. So it was an accident. I wasn't convicted... like I was the first time, wrongly, for stabbing a man to death and throwing him over the balcony. You went to jail? No. No. I faked D.I.D. To get out of it. You faked dissociative identity disorder. I was wrongly convicted, remember? So, you didn't stab and shove that man? He ran into my knife, and then he accidentally fell over the balcony. Are you horrified? No. But I am recognizing a pattern. Nothing is ever your fault. Ryan: Surely you understand why i have no knowledge of laura's whereabouts. If you don't mind me asking, when did you and the mayor finalize your divorce? Well, I do mind you asking because it's none of your business. I know you think this is uncharacteristic of me. Yeah, that's putting it mildly.

[ Sighs ] Kevin loves me. For me. Without reservation. Okay, that's really wonderful. But isn't it a little too soon to be jumping into a marriage? You just started dating the guy. Not "just." Well, pretty damn close. Please.

[ Exhales deeply ] Please be happy for me. Laura disappeared for months during our marriage. To be with her grandson. And you always knew where she was. My point is -- we would often go days without speaking to one another. Laura will surface when she's good and ready.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, my god. -What? -It's [Exhales sharply] Franco. He's about to give a live interview. What do you mean? Well, this -- this says he's gonna explain why he killed his victims. Good morning, I'm lulu falconeri -- investigative reporter for the port charles invader. Today we are streaming live from ferncliff, a high-security sanitarium known for housing the criminally insane. We are here at the invitation of franco baldwin. As many of you know, mr. Baldwin recently confessed to the murders of mary pat ingles, kiki jerome, and peyton mills -- as well as the attack on my life. Mr. Baldwin -- mrs. Falconeri. We're not using first names anymore? You eluded the police for a very long time.

Yeah. I did.

Why own up to your crimes now?

Well, why go down for

a murder that didn't happen

when I can take credit,

well-deserved credit,

for all of the murders

that did happen? Hey. It is detective chase again. I was just wondering if the mayor has checked in to the office yet. No. Not yet. Okay. Hey. You okay? No. I believed in franco. I defended him.

[ Stammers ] Is this possible? Kevin? What? Could I have trusted kiki's killer all this time?

So how is it my fault? Well, think of it like being struck by lightning. Awesome. Twice. Technically three. Three? She survived -- I was complicit. My family is a mess. But you're not. Not like that. L-let's get back to the lightning. Great. How is it you were struck three times, but it has nothing to do with you, even though you're standing in the middle of a rainstorm with a metal rod?

[ Bell chimes ] Time is up. I think it's best that we leave this to the, uh, next session. You do realize that you're leaving me in a very uncomfortable place. Well, maybe that's where you need to be. Excuse me.

[ Cellphone clicking ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Sorry. I was just checking on a patient. Uh, turn it up. The interview's coming back on. Okay. Are you sure you want to watch this? Julian, turn it up. Okay.

[ Remote clicks, television unmutes ] I'm lulu falconeri, and we're back live with confessed serial killer franco baldwin. Mr. Baldwin, after your brain tumor was removed, you rebuilt your life here in port charles. A path to redemption, some might call it. You got a job at the hospital, engaged to a nurse, you've been playing father figure to her three sons. Yeah. Is there a question? Well, you had everything you claimed to want, and then you threw it all away to murder. Why? How could I not? Honestly, it was so easy. Everybody bought my supposed reform and gave me all this time and space to explore my creative vision. You talk about it like it was a work of art. Oh, they were all works of art. The head in the apple barrel, the body in the art gallery, the producer behind the snowmen.

[ Gasps ] And my favorite work by far -- the girl in the wedding bed. Yeah. I mean, come on. How could you not love that? "The girl"? Kiki jerome was supposedly like a daughter to you. You gave the eulogy at her funeral -- yes, I did. And you all ate it up with a spoon. She was a beautiful young woman. She was just too beautiful not to kill.

[ Remote clicks ] That's it? Kiki was beautiful, so he killed her? -Look, ava, you shouldn't be watching this garbage. Could you get her out of here, please? Julian: Kevin, my sister's upset -- and rightfully so. I don't think this is a very good idea. Julian, I'm not leaving.

[ Sniffles ] Okay, fine. You know what? Then I'm turningthis crap --

[ Harshly ] Do not do that. As hard as it is to watch, it will be helpful for ava's healing process. He made it sound like he murdered her on a whim -- for art.

[ Voice breaking ] And he was proud of it. He stabbed my daughter, and he's proud of it! Listen to me. Listen to me. Franco is sick. Okay? He is a sick, messed-up freak. Sweetheart, I am so sorry you're going through this.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Cars honking in distance ] Ms. Davis. You and the mayor are friends, correct? Correct. Uh, you don't happen to know where she is, do you? A lot of people are trying to track her down. Yeah, well, add me to the list. She asked me some questions about her divorce. I've been trying to return her call to no avail. I was under the impression that the divorce was final. As her lawyer, I can assure you that no papers have been filed. Huh. And she hasn't reached out to you? No. No communication whatsoever? No, and that's very uncharacteristic of her. I'm actually starting to -- to get concerned. No, I-I'll, uh -- I'll find her, and I'll let you know. Thank you, detective.

[ Indistinct conversations ] -Hi. -Hey. Uh, can you do me a favor and see if -- -shh! They're back.

[ Remote clicks, television unmutes ] It's obvious that you take pride in your... I don't know what to call it. Artistry? Yeah, I do. And you've been successful at it. You're always one step -- five steps -- ahead of the police. Mm-hmm. Yeah. I mean, it was almost dull. I thought about throwing them a bone. Letting them get closer. But I-I changed my mind. I don't know. I-I just thought better of it.


[ Quietly ] Here we go. ...Let's talk about me.

Oh, yeah.

That'd be great.

Let's do that. You were 3-0 before that night in my office.

What went wrong?


I can't believe I didn't see it. I mean, jason's way of controlling is much more subtle and insidious. Yeah, it's how he gets away with it. But he doesn't fight you or get in your face -- ever. But he withdraws when you don't do what he wants. Yeah, exactly, and he goes running to sonny or carly... he's always the one dictating the relationship. Yeah. Not anymore. You know, I'd like to thank you for following sam last night. You see, she was already beginning to evolve, to understand our organization, and your act of control and mistrust just helped further her down the path of enlightenment. It was also trespassing on private property. I wonder what the police would have to say about that. Should i call my lawyer? Is it necessary? You tell me. Curtis: It's a good thing T.J.'S studying to be a doctor. 'Cause I feel useless.

[ Telephone ringing in distance ] Well, I can think of a million other situations where you would be my go-to guy.

[ Sighs ] Thanks, mol, for being here -- food and everything. Which you won't eat. Yeah. T.J. And I -- we really appreciate you. Where else would I be?

[ Footsteps approaching ] -Hey. -Hey, t, how is she? I convinced the nurses to let me in for a minute. And...?

[ Exhales sharply ] She looks good. I mean, for someone who has been through what she has. Yeah, when doesn't your mom look good?

[ Laughs ] Never. Bp's stabilized. Is she awake? No. That can't be a good thing. She's resting. She needs all of her energy to focus on healing. Okay, so we want her to rest. For now. Yeah. Look, uh, t, thank you for, you know, explaining all this medical stuff to me. It's just I'm all -- I -- yeah. I need to clear my head, okay? I'm gonna step outside. All right? -Yeah. You're scared, aren't you? Terrified. I made a mistake. What can I say? "Pride goeth before a fall." I thought I got you. I thought you'd bleed out on the elevator. Now, by "got," just so we're clear, you mean stabbed. Stabbed, yes. I stabbed you very carefully. I'm not sure what went wrong, but... it's such a shame. I mean, that was a real opportunity for some beautiful performance art. Why? What was the plan? Pretty much what happened except for the part where you live. I mean, I knew that you'd run to your mommy -- which you did. And in my mind [Sighs] The elevator would open up and there'd be this beautiful bloody, blond corpse. I mean, what a spectacular moment. So when you targeted me, it -- it wasn't personal. No, no. I have no beef with you. I have no beef with you or mary pat ingles or peyton mills or kiki jerome. I mean, thank you so much for understanding. You know, a lot of people don't understand that. They don't get it. It's nothing personal. I just -- I just needed you to help me set a scene. That's it. Okay. Um... let's talk about the timing. Okay. What about it? Well, these killings coincided with the anniversary of ryan chamberlain's murders. Was it a copycat thing?

[ Laughs ] Okay, why is that funny? Why is that funny?

[ Laughs ] It's funny, because that's funny. Ryan chamberlain, or todd wilson, or whatever the hell that guy called himself, he was nothing. He was a nobody. He was basic and limited and uninspired. He was a poser. I'm better at everything than that guy ever was.

For one thing,

I got my start

a lot earlier.

I tried to kill someone

for the first time

when I was

four years old --

pushed my foster brother

down the stairs.

[ Sniffs ]

Sadly, he lived.

Clearly, I've gotten

better with time.

So, would you say

that, um, first murder attempt laid the groundwork for your future crimes?

Oh, yes. Absolutely.

Whatever you practice

you get good at.


makes perfect. I need to go. What? The -- the interview isn't over. I know. But I have a patient that I need to look after.

[ Exhales sharply ] All right. I-I understand. Go. Okay. Julian, you look after her. Always do.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes, remote clicks ] Franco: And do you want to know the best part? Lulu: The best part? I doubt it. Well, I haven't had a brain scan yet. But I feel like the "evil genius" part of me is growing in my brain. So, I'm guessing that the tumor is back. And you know what that means. Another get-out- of-jail-free card.

 Sam's a member of our community and therefore falls under my protection. Is that a threat? Mm. It's just the truth. But I advise you to heed the warning and proceed accordingly. You suffered so much heartbreak, sam. And right when you're ready to move forward, there jason is. Watching. Waiting. Holding out for you to come back. I'm so sorry. Kristina, why are you sorry? Because all these years, I-I just thought you two were so romantic and the ultimate definition of love. I-if I had realized wh-what he was doing to you, I...

[ Sighs ] You're not alone. Okay? There's an entire community in dod who has your back. And jason doesn't stand a chance. Chase: Curtis. -Hey. -How's jordan doing? Man, things got dicey there for a minute. They, uh -- they had to rush her into emergency surgery. She's out now. She's resting. We're just waiting for her to wake up.

[ Exhales sharply ] Thank god. Yeah. I assume the, uh -- the mayor reached out to you? I haven't heard from laura, no. Really? Maybe she got in touch with the hospital. I thought she'd reach out to you directly. I think about how long it took me to forgive my mom. You know, to -- to really let her in again. I judged her so hard. Who the hell was I to even do that? Hey. T.J., You're talking like she's gone. And she is not. Yeah, but what if she doesn't pull through? What if I don't ever get a chance to make it up to her? What if she dies without me ever telling her how much I love her? First of all -- jordan is not going to die. Okay? She has way too much to live for. And second?

[ Exhales deeply ] When I first met your mom, I was really nervous.

[ Scoffs ] You were? Yeah. I mean, it's -- it's always scary meeting the boyfriend's mom. But... I liked jordan right away. For how much she loved you. And for how willing she was to share you. Your mom always included me. She welcomed me with open arms, and that meant everything to me. Yeah, she can be pretty amazing in that way. Just like you. I never got to meet your dad. I imagine him being kind of like curtis, but, um, I don't know, maybe a little more serious? More stern? That's pretty spot-on. But I know your uncle, and I know your great aunt. And do you know who you are most like? Your mom. So ask yourself this -- if you are mad at someone because they messed up, will that make you love them any less? No. Would it make you question their love for you? No. That is exactly how your mom feels. You all right? You seem off. Well, the world is a little upside-down, don't you think? And that was weird -- that franco confession. What's going on with ava and kevin, anyway? They're engaged. I'm sorry. What?! Yep. So, yeah, you're right. The world is a little upside-down right now. It's more than a little. Yeah, well, whatever's going on in that head right now -- if you need someone to talk to, I'm here. Why? Why what? You want to be my friend? Why? I haven't been that nice to you. Mm. That was only recently. I don't get it. You're not as scary as you think. Aw. I guess that's good. Can I get you anything else?

[ Sighs ] Just the check, please. It's on the house. Big spender. Yeah. Can I get you something? Vodka. Straight up. It's not even noon. Double? Please. You know, um, I don't want to start anything with you, but I'd be remiss if I didn't say something. You're getting in too deep with kevin way too fast.

[ Bottle thuds ] Were you listening to what I was listening to? I remember the day that I first saw franco. He came walking into the gallery like he owned the place. I knew who he was. This up-and-coming genius painter. He was dangerous, too. I could see that. But he was so talented, I didn't care. What happened to kiki is my fault. Why would you say that? Because. I'm the one who let franco believe that he was her father. I'm the one who let that maniac into her life, and look! Look what happened. I can't believe I bought it.

[ Exhales deeply ] Hook, line, and sinker, julian. My god. He played us all. How you doing? I'm okay. Thanks. You were really heroic in there. And the way franco spoke about the crimes he committed -- even my father didn't speak that way. It really threw me. Me, too. Everything about the interview did. What do you mean? I don't know. Something feels "off." About franco? About all of it.

Shiloh, are you coming? So, I believe I've said all that needs to be said. Jason, I just want you to know that I appreciate all the times that you've saved me. But I realize now that you're stuck in this place, and there's clearly no moving you out of it. As much as this may hurt, sam's better off without you. Ready? Now, I'm sure that I speak for all of us when I... I wish you good health. T. J.: Thank youfor coming. And for bringing all that food.

[ Chuckles ] That no one will eat. And like I told curtis -- I wouldn't be anywhere else. I love you. I love you. And I am so proud of you. My boyfriend the doctor.

[ Chuckles ] It's crazy, you know? I mean, I'm -- I'm depending on them to save my mom's life. To bring her back to us. And someday, someone's gonna need me to do the same thing. And you will. Damn straight.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. She's gonna pull through. I know. Hey, curtis, hold up. Before the accident, jordan said she had an urgent assignment for me. You wouldn't happen to know anything about that, would you? No, she was unconscious when I got here. Whatever it was, it's gonna have to wait till she wakes up. You know what I've learned, julian? What? I've learned that I don't know anything about anything. I was wrong about griffin, I was wrong about morgan, I was wrong about franco -- you're being too hard on yourself. And literally -- the only person who makes any sense, the only person who makes my life bearable at all is kevin. So you tell me I'm moving too fast? I tell you, "so what?"

[ Voice breaking ] I have been wrong about everything and everyone up until now, so... what the hell do I have to lose? Choke on that, you murdering son of a bitch. Come and get me.

[ Door unlocks ] You've made a terrible mistake.

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