General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 2/16/21
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Episode #14640 ~ Olivia expresses her anger. Sam and Jason have a bittersweet cross. Joss is happy to see Trina. Nina makes a promise. Alexis comes clean.
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that's an evasion. How are you really? I don't know. It just feels like a really bad dream. And yet very, very real. Where's mom? I'm not going to think about nelle or what happened that night on the cliff at this funeral. Nelle is dead, and that night can die with her. Jax: Yeah. Believe me, I don't ever want to think about nelle again. But it's not that simple, you know? I hate keeping things from nina. Much too late to rethink this, jax. No, I-I understand that. No one can ever know that you were there the night nelle went off the cliff. I still have nightmares about that night. I can hear nelle calling out for help and seeing her hanging there, holding on for dear life. I wanted to help her. I really, really wanted to help her. I just thought that... I thought it was a trick and I only hesitated for a moment and when I reached out to help her... nelle just couldn't hold on.
[ Sighs ] Mom? You okay? Is something wrong? No, uh, I just had a little trouble finding my phone, but I'm ready now. We can go. Okay, well, uh, I-I forgot my scarf. Here. Thank you. Yeah. Listen, um, before we go, I know how rough today is going to be for you and how uncle Sonny's death makes it that much harder for you not to drink, and I'm grateful that you're hanging in there. Okay, molly.
[ Alexis sighs ] Here you go. Hey, what's the hold up? Mom was just telling me that she found a bottle that I missed when I cleaned out the house before. And you caught her? She confessed. And you drank it? Yep. I made it through one day, right? Go ahead, let me have it. I can't believe that your boss doesn't have the decency to allow you to attend your cousin's funeral. Cyrus: Is that right? What kind of a heartless bastard would do that? Lenny: I'm heading out. Got some errands to run. Shouldn't take long. I put some of phyllis' chili in the fridge. Help yourself. Uh, but just so you know, she's real proud of it, so maybe don't tell her how to improve it. Thanks, lenny. You okay, Mike? Eh. I hope you're not still thinking about that little run-in with officer finchley. It's over. Move on. Uh, no, it's not that. I-I don't let cops bother me. You mean just today, or in general?
[ Chuckles ] You sure got something on your mind. Any chance you remembered something about who you are? I don't see alexis here. Not yet. I'm sure she'll be here. Yeah, and we're going to be civil all day, right? Why are you still defending her when she almost killed you? I'm not defending her, ma, and she wasn't aiming for me. Yeah, well, you almost died saving franco. Now, I mean, I know we're all god's creatures and everything, but -- why is everyone making such a big deal out of that? Okay, I saw someone that needed help. I jumped in, it just happened to be franco. My son. The saint. Hey. Michael. Hey, sasha. Thank you for being here. I know i said it already, but I'm so, so sorry about your father. I'm going to go see if there are any last-minute details to take care of. I'm so glad you're here. Is this really okay, my being here? Yeah, yeah, no, it's -- it's -- of course it's okay. I mean, we're still friends, aren't we? Jax: Considering the horrible things nelle has done, anyone would have been suspicious. It's not your fault for hesitating, and the bottom line is... we'll never know if you could have saved nelle. You're right. Just like you were right to tell me not to admit to the police that I was on the cliff when she fell. That's all I want to say about that, because today is about Sonny and finding a way to say goodbye. Well, just know that I'm here for you, okay? Thank you. Whatever you need.
[ Exhales deeply ] Father reyes: May I help you? I'm sorry to interrupt you, but someone's looking for you.
Drank it, and you fessed up to molly without her even asking you? Pretty much. I'm not going to judge you, mom, because we all know how well that works with me, and honestly, you're even worse. So I'm just going to say that I want you to get better. I know. You getting better is all any of us want, mom. Hey, recovery isn't a straight line. There's going to be lots of bumps along the way. Yeah, I know that too. Day one? Well, hey. Keep it simple, you know? Aim for day two. Sam: Yeah, mom. We just want you to know that we love you and we are here for you and we're going to do this together, and we just want you happy and healthy and around for a really, really long time. Then you better get rid of these, too. I just keep thinking he's going to walk through those doors. Yeah, I know. Every time somebody comes in, I keep thinking it's going to be him. It's just... it's so different, not knowing for sure, you know? It's like --
[ Scoffs ] Morgan's service, it felt the same way. I know. I know. And grandpa Mike, on the other hand, I mean, we obviously felt him here, but... not the same. No. I still regret not being here for that service. Well, you know, dad, he told me how much you coming back meant to him, and dad was never happier than when all his kids were around.
[ Jason sighs ] Thank you, father. Is everything okay? Yes, I-I just wanted to go over the service with father reyes. You mind if I wait? Not at all. Please. It won't take but a few minutes, right? Two minutes, tops. Let me get my notes. Okay. I'm going to go find josslyn, so I'll leave you to it, okay? Okay.
[ Sighs ] How are you holding up? I don't know if I can do this, but I will. You're not alone. Today, everybody here, they're just not here for Sonny, they're here for you, too. But not the person I need the most. No, I-I haven't, uh, remembered anything specific, except how to make sauce and how to handle a gun. Or not to sweat the cops.
[ Both chuckle ] Officer finchley may have given you a hard time, but he really is a good guy. If you say so, lenny. I do say so. But the robberies that have been going on in town lately, they've got him on edge. Because of that, he's bound to be suspicious of you, and I'm sorry about that.
You were suspicious of me in the beginning, and now we're sharing phyllis's best chili. That's a step forward. Huge. [ Chuckles ] I got to go. Put on some music, huh? That'll perk you up. Nina: [ Tearfully ] It's me, your mother. If only we had known. I hate -- i hate that we didn't get time together as mother and daughter. It was such a cruel twist of fate to discover that you were my child only after you'd died. But as it turns out, it wasn't fate that took you from me. It was carly.
[ Laughs ] And here, I thought you'd acknowledged that I do, in fact, have a heart. Oh, is this about your little walk down memory lane a few days ago?
[ Laughs ] Yes, well, all that proved is that you had a childhood, and I knew that already. The real measure of a man's character is not his distant past, it's his present actions. Why would you ever keep brando from attending his cousin's funeral? That was never my intent. Brando, if you wanted to attend, all you had to do was ask. Oh, please. Like you wouldn't see that as some sort of act of disloyalty. Oh, that's the kind of game you think I play with my employees? Not just you,
men like you. And what kind of man is that? Narcissist. You thought I was going to say "gangster," didn't you? Perish the thought, but thank you for reminding me about my business colleague's funeral and his relationship to my driver. Brando, you're going to accompany me to all saints chapel so that we can pay our respects to the family of the late, great Sonny corinthos. Oh, no. No, hell no. Hey, mom. Hey, you. How are you doing? Hey, do you need anything at all, or...? I'm okay. I know having the, um, funeral right now was the right decision. It sends a powerful message, and it keeps us safe. That's what's getting me through this, that and knowing how many people loved your dad. Jason: Hey, spinelli. Whoa. Okay. Okay. You're alright. Heartfelt condolences on this most solemn day. Thank you. You know, Sonny did not suffer fools, and -- and yet, he allowed me to bend his ear on many an occasion.
[ Chuckles ] Despite his alleged criminal undertakings, there was -- there was greatness to Sonny. I truly believe he did more good in his life than harm, and his passing leaves a void in the universe. A lot can be said about the man.
[ Sniffles ] Despite choosing a profession that often required attorney-client privilege and not having always the purest of motives, Sonny managed to touch people's lives in a very positive way. Nina: Carly was there when you fell. I know that now, nelle. She could have saved you, but she didn't and jax... jax, he lied about it. He didn't just lie to the police, he lied to me. All his fancy talk about protecting me from the pain of losing a child, it was just to protect carly. Carly, carly, carly. He would have let me spend my entire life never knowing you were mine, just to make sure that carly was never punished for letting you die.
[ "When you were around" plays ]
It's nothing like the way it used to be where'd you go? Who are you? Are you looking for me? Wait! You are not going to Sonny's funeral. I want to pay my respects. No, you don'T. You want to rub it in carly and jason's face that Sonny is dead. Not at all. But if I did, could you blame me?
[ Laughs ] Jason abducted my mother just to see me suffer. You stay away from that funeral, you understand me? For Sonny's family. Oh, do you mean his wife? Carly and jason are, excuse the expression, as thick as thieves. I'm sure she knew all about my mother's abduction. Then for the rest of his family, for his friends, for his children.
[ Sighs ] Unless, of course, you suspect all of them, too. I took time out of my very busy schedule to attend the service. I suppose if there was something else to occupy that gaping hole in my schedule, I could forgo the funeral. What do you want? Have coffee with me. Let's get to know each other. So that's the price for Sonny's family to grieve in peace? That I miss the funeral and have coffee with you instead? If that's amenable to you. That's fine with me. Excellent. You know, mayor collins is right. You really shouldn't miss the family gathering. Just call ruis to fill in for you and you can go. Thank you, sir. I made us some tea. Great, just what an alcoholic wants to hear on day one recovery. Oolong. Oh, actually, that's earl gray. Did you want me to make oolong? No, sweetie. No. It's fine. It's good. You're here with me, not babysitting me.
[ Laughs ] I am. So. What's your defense strategy? I know mr. Grey wants you to plead diminished capacity. Or temporary insanity. You don't agree? It's not that. It's definitely the best defense. It's what I would recommend. So what's the problem? That I prided myself on being unbreakable, and here I am, broken, and it's a matter of public record. And truthfully, the only thing that it makes me want to do is drink more. I am so sorry. I'm just really going to miss him, you know? Sam: I know. You two had a lot of history together. Yeah, we did. I still -- I still can't believe it, you know? Mm-hmm. So are alexis and molly here? Um... my mom was feeling pretty sick, so molly stayed home with her. I'm glad you're here. I wanted to be here for you. Brando: Mrs. Corinthos. I think under the circumstances, you can call me carly.
[ Chuckles ] Um... I am so sorry for your loss. Sonny and I didn't know each other for very long, but, um, he taught me the lengths people will go to for family. Well, you clearly didn't learn much if you're still working for cyrus renault. Brando's family. He may have been my dad's family, but he's definitely -- which makes him your family, too. Thank you for your condolences, brando. We're all Sonny's family. And we're going to get through this together. How are you holding up? I'm okay. I think. Thanks for coming, Trina. I'm glad you're here. That's what best friends are for. Well, looks like the ceremony is about to start. We should probably sit down. Mm-hmm. Sasha. Hey. You're here. Uh, cyrus isn't, is he? Uh, he was threatening to come, but mayor collins took care of it. Thank god. You know, I, um -- I wondered if you would be here. Yeah, Sonny's family. I'm surprised cyrus let you come, unless he sent you as a spy.
[ Chuckles ] Well, I'm sure he'll expect a recap, out of curiosity. Of course. Why else? Um, hey, do you mind if I sit with you? Hey, mom. It's time. Are you ready?
[ Organ plays ] Today, we are gathered to celebrate the life of michael corinthos, jr., Better known to all of us as Sonny. To be honest...a little dust? It never bothered me. Until I found out what it actually was. Dust mite droppings? Ewww. Dead skin cells? Gross! So now, I grab my swiffer heavy duty sweeper and dusters. Dusters extends to 6 feet to reach way up high... to grab, trap and lock away gross dust. Nice! For dust on my floors, I switch to sweeper. The heavy duty cloths reach deep in grooves to grab, trap and lock dust bunnies... no matter where they hide. No more heebie jeebies. Phhhhew. Glad I stopped cleaning and started swiffering. Ugh, there's that cute guy from 12c. -Go talk to him. -Yeah, no. Plus it's not even like he'd be into me or whatever.
"the lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, because thou art with me." You have until I finish this cup, but don't worry, I'll sip it slowly. Ahh. Where to begin? The beginning? I'll let you know if you have to fast forward. Alright, then. I know you killed a man, david hamilton, when you were just a teenager. And it was a horrible accident. David said some very hurtful things to me. I lost my temper. I shoved him. He fell, he hit his head, and he died, and I've regretted it every day since then. I understand. My father and I had just gotten into a terrible fight. I got in the car, and when he stepped in front of me, in my agitation, I stepped on the gas instead of the brake. Why do you keep telling me this over and over again? Why even bring it up? I'd like you to see things from my perspective. Yeah, I'd like you to ask yourself would your life have been different if your family had thrown you out when you were 17, turned their backs on you, the way mine did to me? Kristina:
[ Tearfully ] My father... he was always there for me, and I was terrified when I came out to him, because he could be so... catholic, but he gave me so much love and support. And I just wish that I had trusted him enough to tell him sooner. I love you, dad. I'm not going to say goodbye. My, uh -- my dad, he -- he taught me to face a tough situation head-on, even when the tough situation was him. You know, whenever I needed anything in my life, my dad was always there. When I made an accomplishment, he cheered the loudest. When I had hard times, he -- he gave me a shoulder to lean on. And I am really going to miss that shoulder. You're so alone here. Just like you were in life. It breaks my heart to think that my daughter was struggling all by herself to find a way. Unlike carly, who's surrounded by people just tripping over themselves to make sure she gets exactly what she wants. And she wanted you gone, my baby girl.
[ Voice breaking ] And so what happens? You're gone. You came to me, and you asked me for help. But instead of helping you, I turn my back on you, and I believe carly. Well, no more. I promise you, nelle, I will get justice for you. Whatever it takes.
[ Sighs ] Thank you for being here today. Those of us who Sonny loved were truly blessed. Sonny loved big and he loved intense and he loved loud. How do we say goodbye to a man like that? I know I can'T. Sonny's always going to be with me... in his children's eyes and in their smile and in their laughter. And he's going to be in my heart forever and in the memories of his friends and his family, and we'll never forget him. Sonny: Don't go. I know you, don't I? I missed this. I missed you. I never want this to end.
[ Door opens ]
[ Keys jingle ] Mike. You okay?
[ Exhales deeply ]
I want to be sober. I do. More than anything, I do. But I... don't know how because I just want to drink all the time, and it's pathetic. Hey, mom. You are still the strongest person that I know. Hardly, honey. You know, strong does not mean perfect. Sure, you stumble, mom. Everyone does. Stumbles? Darling, I almost killed a man. Shouldn't i pay for that? Pay for it how? Maybe I should change my plea to guilty. What is it that you want me to say, cyrus? I would have made the same choices or that I would have gone down the same path or...? My mother threw me out. She refused to speak to me. What did your mother do when she discovered you'd killed the late, unlamented mr. Hamilton? You know what she did. She took the blame to protect me. She never went to prison. Neither of you did. That's because I was traumatized by what happened. I blocked it out completely, but when I remembered, I confessed. Because of my age, I was put on probation, and then later it was ruled an accident. And if, instead of protecting you, instead of buying you the time you needed to recover, what if your mother had told the police that you killed david hamilton in cold blood? Do you think your life would have been as good as it's been? No. No, it wouldn'T. You know what, lenny, I must have dozed off. The doctor said the medication would make me drowsy until they found the right dosage. This is just like you. Sleeping on the job, but everything's still ready to go. I was listening to the radio, and I heard a song. And I had a dream. Must have been some dream. As we lay Sonny's soul to rest beside his much-loved father, Mike, and his son morgan, I will lead us in prayer. In sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through his lord, jesus christ, we commend to almighty god michael corinthos, jr., Sonny to his loved ones. Earth to earth. Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. The lord bless him and keep him. The lord shine his face upon him and be gracious to him. The lord lift up his countenance upon him and give him peace. Amen. Together: Amen.
[ Crying ] I love you.
Molly: The biggest question here is, how does sending you to prison, as opposed to rehab, benefit anyone? It doesn'T. So if you're standing in front of a judge... I would argue that locking you away would only hurt the community. How would it hurt? That I wouldn't be supporting the liquor stores and the bars? It's not like I've been an asset to the citizenry. Mom, even without a law license, you can still consult and volunteer and lots of other things that I know are out there, but I would have to research them. And none of that will be possible if you are in prison, where substance abuse runs rampant. Therefore, you need to fight this and win. The defense rests. Hm. You're going to make a hell of a lawyer, but you want to know something? Of course. The only thing I want right now, more than anything, is a drink. It must have been horrible for you to be out on the streets alone at 17. I do know what it feels like to be desperate, and I have done my share of shameful things. Well, exactly. We're -- we're not so very different. We've both made regrettable choices, but the difference is I consider mine mistakes. You consider yours achievements. Oh -- you choose to live off of people's weaknesses. I choose family and community. I chose love. I didn't expect to see you here. No. I was visiting nelle's grave, and I walked over because I was hoping to find you. Jax, we need to talk. Well, I have to go to the reception, but we can talk after. No, it has to be now. I can'T. Josslyn needs me. I'm sure carly needs you, too. I'm sorry, but, yes. Can we just -- can we just talk after? No! We are going to talk right now! I told you I can't right now. I know what you did. So what was it about, this dream? I'm not sure, but I was happy, and I didn't want it to end. Mike, what is it? I remembered someone.
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