GH Transcript Thursday 4/8/21

General Hospital Transcript Thursday 4/8/21


Episode #14676 ~ Alexis is introspective as she contemplates how she got to where she is. Sam offers her support. Kevin shares his perspective. Valentin points out the silver lining. Olivia says what's on her mind.

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[ Kristin's aria plays ] Mom? Mom. Hey, mom. Why is the music so loud?

[ Music stops ] Uh, I-I didn't even know that it was still playing. I was... a lot of chatter going on in here, last night of freedom and all. Oh. Was that your mother singing? Yeah. She had a beautiful voice, didn't she? Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the opera, but yes, her -- her voice was amazing. Hey, is that her watch? I was -- I was putting things away to store in the attic for when I go away, and this -- this was there. Still broken.

[ Chuckles ] Wait a minute. I thought you got it fixed. I did -- twice. It's frozen in time. Just like I'm going to be for three years. Kristina: Finally! I was worried you'd hit a snag. Sorry, it took some doing. Uh, were you able to get everything ready for tonight? Yeah, all set. Mom's still in here, by the way, so let's go around back. Okay. It just hit me -- how much I'm -- I'm gonna be missing. Scout and danny -- I-I'm not gonna see scout and danny for three years.

[ Exhales sharply ] And all the things I'm gonna be missing -- hey. Hey. Mom. Mom, please. Talk to me. Please. I don't -- I-I can't talk, because if I talk, I'm gonna talk about... oh, god, I'm feeling so scared right now.

[ Clears throat ] I don't -- I -- I just, uh -- I don't want to do that right now. Okay. Okay. Okay. Well, then, what is it that you want to do? I -- I'm gonna, uh, run some errands, and I'm gonna go see some people. Sam... I think you were right. I think I need to talk to someone about this.

[ Knock on door ] Come in.

[ Door opens ]

[ Sighs ] Thank you for seeing me. Anything for a friend. What can I do for you? I'm turning myself in tomorrow, so I need some help. Turning yourself in? Tomorrow... I start my prison sentence. Oh. Do you want me to ask the question everybody hates? You mean, how do I feel about that? I used to pride myself on being this -- this fighter, idealist, and an advocate, and now I'm just prisoner number whatever at pentonville. I think you're a little more than that. Yes, I'm a disbarred, out-of-control, out-of-work addict. I'm not a lawyer anymore, which is how I -- I-I defined myself, so... honest to god, I don't know who the hell I am anymore. Well, why don't we begin there? Who is alexis davis?

Who is alexis davis? Anymore? Uh, well, how about who is alexis davis right now? Oh, that's easy. Right now, alexis davis is going to prison in the morning. You know, I gotta be honest. By all means. I didn't think I was gonna get a prison sentence. I mean, I knew that it was a possibility... but you didn't think it through. Well, it's happening, ready or not, so that's why I-I'm here with you on the last day of my freedom. Where else have you been? What? Well, you're clearly terrified about what could happen tomorrow. And is that somehow baffling to you? No, not at all. But I would like you to tell me how else you've been spending your last day of freedom so far. To alexis. To alexis. Alexis. Hmm. You know, I don't know what you're so worried about. 10 years is gonna fly by. It's 3. It's not 10. Only 3? Jax: [ Chuckles ] Well, you see, with a little help, you can find the silver lining in anything. I'm not gonna miss you.

[ Laughs ] I gonna miss them, but I'm not gonna miss you. You're not gonna miss us very much at all, because we will be visiting every chance we get. That's right. Valentin: Oh, good. I haven't missed you. Ah, good. Uh, pull up a seat. Glad you could make it. I trust that all of you gentlemen can get along for a meal, right?

You made it on your own... yeah, why not. Trying to get used to him. Haven't seen you wear this in a while. Is that an antique? It belonged to my mother, and valentin was able to get it back to me. I thought you had it fixed. Yeah, I did, and it got stuck again. Hmm. Uh, I thought I'd give it one more try, try to fix it before I go off to the hoosegow. Yeah, about that. No, I don't want to hear that -- I am proud of you. Oh. You're taking responsibility. You're owning your mistakes. That's more than anybody else at this table, myself included, can say. For once, I agree with valentin. We can all learn from your example.

[ Sighs ] Hear, hear. Oh.

These tiny whispers

will be... it felt really good to see my friends. Reminded me of better days. Before I threw my career away for neil byrne. Maybe you could tell me why I did that. I really don't know who alexis davis is right now, but I can tell you who she was. Alexis davis. Attorney at law. I stood for something. And when I was on my game, when I was doing the right thing, when I was tapped and tuned and turned on, I felt like a superhero.

[ Laughs ] That's ridiculous.

[ Chuckles ] I've seen you in court, so, no, it isn'T. That's the fighter. That's the idealist. That's the -- that's the advocate. What are you writing? Uh, well, you know, I need to keep notes. Yeah, I know, but I'm curious about what notes you're writing about.

[ Sighs ] That's the second time in this session that you've used those exact three words to define how you see yourself -- fighter, idealist, and advocate. Yeah, well, when I'm nervous, I repeat myself. And why are you nervous? I don't know, kevin. Maybe I don't want to end up with a shiv in my side. I could recommend a prison consultant. Already did that. That's excellent. What did they say? Don't joke around, use cigarettes as currency, and if I want to survive in prison, I need to find my purpose. Sound advice. Yeah, I don't have a purpose. My purpose is gone. I was a lawyer. That was my purpose. That's gone. Maybe you could get that back. I wish I could. Well, isn't it your job to help me find my purpose then? Then let's do that. Okay, let'S. How? Well, maybe we could go back to where we left off in your last session. Really? Gee, kevin that's a -- that's a while ago. I think the british were coming and somebody dropped tea in the boston harbor.

[ Laughs ] Then it's a good thing I keep detailed notes.

[ Sighs ] Fine. Okay, let's do it. Okay. Where were we? At the end of our last session, we had just touched on your relationship with your father.

[ Kristin's aria plays ]

[ Dramatic music plays ] Alexis? You still with me?

I told you, I-I don't have many memories of my father. He was barely a presence in my life or my mother'S. Do you have somewhere you need to be?

[ Kristin's aria plays ]

[ Dramatic music plays ]

[ Sniffles ] My point being is that there is not much to unpack about my father. He was a married man who kept my mother as his mistress, in a gilded cage with beautiful clothes and a very short leash. You, uh... you didn't want to talk about him then. No, because if I -- if I recall, you kept trying to connect my tendency to self-sabotage to him. I don't make mistakes because of him. Even when I send my life spinning out of control, they're my mistakes, my choices, my decisions -- not because of him. And when did it start spinning out of control? I think the turning point was when julian took a knife to my throat. The same knife that helena used to kill my mother. Talk about the circle of life... or death. But threatening you was julian's decision, not yours. It was my decision to let him into my life. Do you think you let him in because he was bad? I let him in because I loved him. Just one in a long line of toxic men. But they weren't all toxic, were they? I'm worried about you. Stop that right now. I can't help it.

[ Sighs ] I don't even know why you're still talking to me after what I did to your marriage.

[ Sighs ] What happened with olivia was my fault, not yours. What is it with the two of us? Why'd I even walk out of our wedding? Your timing wasn't great, but your instincts were spot-on. We were wrong for each other. And you know what that has to do with us now? Oh, I'm afraid to ask. Not a damn thing. You are my dear friend. You always have been and you always will be, and I will always have your back. And you will always have mine. The men in my life weren't all bad. Ned was stable. He was kind, and he treated me with respect. No wonder I left him at the altar. It's not a bad decision if you know it's wrong. You make a valid point. Ned and i didn't belong together. Of course, that didn't stop me from hopping in the sack with him when I knew that he wasn't Available. Ned's not here. I know. Actually, he's supposed to be with you. He was. I came to see dante. Laura said that he was here with the boys. Well, he took the boys to have some ice cream. What do you need with him? I just wanted to say that I-I... it's okay, it's -- never mind. Thanks. For the record... I am still furious with you, beyond furious, and I am terrified

for you. But I don't hate you. I'm really sorry that we're not friends anymore. But I'm also really glad that you don't hate me. You know, a long time ago, I met someone named alexis davis. You ever heard of her? Rings a bell. Yeah, w-when mayor lomax had me arrested for trying to feed my kid in public, alexis is who I turned to to defend my rights. And boy, did she ever. That is the alexis that I remember. I miss her. So do I. You go wherever you need to go, and you do whatever you need to do. Find that alexis that I used to know. How low can I go? I slept with my friend's husband, and I almost killed her son. And yet she was able to show me kindness and grace. I didn't deserve that. Do you think that pleading guilty and serving a prison sentence is penance for the missteps you've made since neil died? I mean, is the goal here to punish yourself? It's my 5:52 woke-up-like-this migraine medicine. It's ubrelvy. For anytime, anywhere migraine strikes, without worrying if it's too late, or where I am.

Punishing myselfmy whole life, and I don't even know why. I just know that I need to be accountable. To whom? To everyone for everything. Why is that? Because that's what I do. That's my job. I'm supposed to hold all things together for all people all the time, and I couldn't -- I didn'T. But I tried. I made the right choice with neil -- neil was supposed to be the solution, and he ended up dead in my bed from an overdose. But you didn't put a needle into neil's arm any more than you put a knife in julian's hand. How could you be responsible? Hey, alexis.

[ Gasps ] Oh. Hey. Is everything okay? All things considered, of course.

[ Sighs ] Sor-- sorry. Sorry. Um, I found this in storage. Uh, I-it's a -- it's a family album, and it has a lot of nice pictures of you and stefan when you were little. Thank you. I'm sure Ava and I will get a kick out of looking at this. But you don't need to make up an excuse to say goodbye to me. You are gonna be okay in pentonville, I promise.

[ Telephone rings ] You guarantee that, right? Yeah. Don't go anywhere. I will be right back. I heard that, uh, julian left you the pub in his will. Yeah, he did. Yeah. Just so you know, kristina, of course, has a job here for as long as she wants one. Oh, good -- good to hear. Although the, uh -- the clientele seems to be dwindling. I guess people don't want to be seen here knowing that it was owned by the mad bomber of port charles. Well, I suppose not. My brother was a terribly flawed man, but his love for you was very real. I hope you know that. I know exactly how flawed he was, Ava. That was the problem. Kevin: Something upsetting you? Yes, this conversation. You know, julian isn't the root of my problems. Neither was rick or jerry or any of the rest of them. They were just symptoms. Of what? Of my tendency to self-sabotage, because, at some point, for s-some reason, I... I decided that I wasn't supposed to be happy. And what's wrong with happiness? It's fleeting. It comes in and out of your life like people do. Like the men in my life. You mean... like your father? Kristin: I don't need you. I don't know that I ever have. Mikkos: Without me -- "I'd have nothing. I'd be nothing." You're nothing but a bunch of boring clichéS. You ungrateful little bitch! Kevin: Alexis. Alexis?

[ Gasps ] Where did you go just then?

[ Breathing heavily ] This isn't working. This is not working. I came here because I needed you to help soothe my anxiety about going to prison tomorrow, and yet you are just another man trying to define women by their so-called "daddy issues." Not all women, not all of their actions are defined by men. I mean, you must understand that, right? So what you're doing is insulting and it's offensive, and it's not helping. You're not helping.

 I just don't want the men in my life to define who I am.

[ Sighs ] Whoever that is.

[ Chuckling ] Hey. Hello again.

[ Sighs ] Hi. Did you get that watch fixed? Couldn't even get it to start ticking. Sorry. Yeah. So, my mother really thought this was beautiful. Kind of like she lived for trinkets like that. Alas, it's a lost cause -- something you and i know something about. No, no, no. On the contrary, you taught me that as long as we're true to ourselves, we'll never be lost. Nah. When did I teach you that? At your place, the night you were cleaning my clock at misery poker. And it's true -- no matter who our parents are, it doesn't have to drag us down to the darkness. Twice now in this session when I've mentioned your father, you went somewhere. You were remembering something. It's not important. Why don't you run it by me anyway, just to make sure? Fine. I told you that I-I don't have many memories -- I blocked most of them. I've blocked them for decades. But this one keeps coming back, like I'm seeing it for the first time. Is that what happened just now? You're looking at the time again. Actually, I'm looking at the watch. Alexis: I must have been 5 or 6 at the time.

My mother and I were at home,

which of course was the house

mikkos kept us in.

[ Knock on door ]

He would stop by

every few months

and shower us both with gifts. Mikkos: Merry christmas. Merrier now that you're here. Christmas eve was no exception. Have you been a good girl this year? A paragon of virtue. Then this must be for you.

Mikkos brought my mother

this watch,

and I remember thinking... it's gorgeous. Just like the woman I bought it for.

...How beautiful it was.

I mean, it must have cost

thousands of dollars.

That's how mikkos

showed affection.

It was actually

a wonderful night... why do you do this?!

...Until my mother... why do you need to spoil everything?

...Asked mikkos to stay over. All I did was ask you to stay the night. Is that so impossible?

She wanted us to spend

christmas morning

together as a family. I have made you a star.

But he refused. I keep you in luxury! I never asked you for any of this!

He had to get back

to helena and his real family. But that wasn't enough. You wanted more.

That's when she sent me

to my room

so they could argue. Second soprano wasn't enough.

Of course I didn't go. You won the lead. And now you ask me to stay here...

instead, I stayed behind

and I hid. I can't do that! For god's sakes, will you keep your voice down? You don't want the whole world hearing what a pig you are.

And I watched

as they tore into each other. I can't deal with you like this.

Mikkos tried to leave, but my mother wouldn't let him. Of course, it's all my fault for wanting you with me.

And the argument got more

and more intense.

And then... ...your frigid monster of a wife?!

My mother threatened

to tell helena all about us. My family's none of your concern. I'm sure we're a concern. I'm sure your dear helena would love to know...

all about me. ...All about me and natasha.

And that'S... why don't i go with you? I can tell her tonight.

That's how it...

[ Smack, yelping ]

[ Glass breaks ]

[ Sobbing, panting ] My father hit my mother, and he kept hitting her. And he wouldn't stop.

[ Voice breaking ] And there was nothing I could do about it.

[ Sobbing ]

 I idolized my father. I yearned for his affection, and in the rare moments when he gave it to me, I cherished it. And it wasn't until I saw him... in that moment, hit my mother...

[ Kristin yelping, grunting ] Over and over again, hand over hand...

[ Slapping, gasping ] That I knew he wasn't who I imagined him to be. He was a monster. And I watched him abuse her. And I was powerless to stop him.

[ Kristin whimpers ]

[ Grunts ] Anything else to say? Huh?

[ Yelps ] Anything you want to say to me?!

[ Yelps ] Stop it! Natasha, no. Go back upstairs, okay? Don't touch my mother! Go to your room. Please don't hurt her. It's broken. You broke it!

[ Crying ] I had hoped my mother would be done with mikkos and the entire cassadine family. But that didn't happen. Mnh-mnh. Came back new year's eve. Contrite. Apologized for losing his temper and begged for her forgiveness and promised that he would never do it again. And then... just like new. Like nothing ever happened. She took him back. Mikkos... he had fixed her pretty watch... it's perfect. ...And put it back on her pretty wrist, and after everything he had done, she took him back. I watched him shower my mother with gifts... and brutality. She was never free of him again, until she died.

 I tried to help her, but I couldn'T. That's a pretty heavy burden to put on a child, don't you think? But I'm all she had. There was no one else to help her -- alexis. You were a child.

[ Mikkos grunts, kristin whimpers ] Anything else to say? Stop it! You broke it. Kevin: Alexis. You were a child. If I was stronger, I could have stopped him. No. No. No. I'm sorry. No! No. Don't be sorry. It's not your fault. You're just a little girl. If he loved me, he wouldn't have hurt her. He didn't know how to love anybody. He was damaged and cruel. Why did mom stay? Because she was damaged.

[ Crying ] You are such a good girl, natasha, and you deserve to be happy. And all the bad things that happened to you should never have happened. It should never have been your burden to carry. It's just too much for a little girl to handle. No one was there for you when they should have been. But I'm here for you now. Do you know who I am? I'm alexis davis, and I'm a fighter and an idealist and an advocate. And I can handle this for you if you let me. You can let this go now, natasha. I got this. Kevin: You got this. You may have felt helpless that night, but you found it within yourself to stand up for the voiceless. Isn't that what you've done your entire life? Haven't you been the voice of others in ways that you may not even realize? All: Surprise! Hi. I know you said you didn't want a big party, and this isn'T... this -- but there's an occasion we couldn't let go without a celebration. Yeah, mom, not everything is about you.

[ "Pomp and circumstance" plays ] Mom, I -- i didn't want you to miss my graduation from law school, and now you won'T. I know it's not the same thing as the official ceremony next month, but... I thought it would be nice for us to all be gathered here together. I think it's important. I'm so proud of you.

[ Voice breaking ] I'm so proud of you.

[ Sobbing ] You girls are my life raft. Mom, that's so sweet, but you don't need a life raft because you are unsinkable.

[ Sobbing ] My girls. Ned: Say cheese. All: Cheese!

[ Camera shutter clicks ] Several times during this session, you've used three aspects that you felt defined you -- the fighter, the idealist, and the advocate. Well... either by fate or by luck, you have three daughters -- the fighter, the idealist, the advocate. You didn't need a law degree to impart those gifts on your daughters or onto the world. All you needed to be was... alexis davis. You said it, not me. Oh, no, no, no, no. No, you don'T. I'm gonna clean this up. Stop, stop. I am gonna clean this up and you are gonna go up and get some rest. My last night in a cozy bed, huh?

[ Chuckles ] That is not what I meant. But yes. Sam. You can stop worrying now. I'm all right. I'm scared about tomorrow, but I'm really, truly more at peace than I've been in a long time. I understand you're looking for a good attorney. Alexis davis. And I'm better than good -- I'm the best. Just marry me. For real. Yes. I love you, alexis.

[ Breathing heavily ] If there's one thing that I've learned in law school, it's never say never. If two blue lines appear in the window, you're pregnant. Oh, kristina. Hello, baby. Mommy's here. Dobson, sir. I do hope that I can be of service. I-I want you to look at her, because it's easy to ignore death when it's not staring you in the face. Okay! I will --

[ Overlapping shouting ] I will induce my labor for you, okay?

[ Groans ] When I was 16 years old and I got pregnant, my father had me sent away to give the baby up for adoption. All I can tell you is that I am here and I'm not going anywhere this time. Thanks, mom. I have stage ii lung cancer, and I may die. It's okay. Just sit up. It's okay, baby. We're gonna get you to the hospital, all right? Everything's gonna be fine.

[ Crash ] I'm the one who hit kiefer. Did you hit him on purpose? Sam: You're hungover, and this is becoming a pattern, and I'm concerned. Alexis: I'm fine. You're fine? I need to call your girls so we can figure out how to help -- you will not call my girls to rescue me. I think you're so torn up over what happened with julian that, uh, you drink until you black out.

Walk away

[ Crash ] Alexis: [ Sobbing ] I may have killed someone tonight. No! Who? Julian. I may have killed julian. My name is alexis, and I'm an alcoholic.

Always running back, back... I'm not interested in what's in that envelope. You don't want it? Throw it away.

[ Door closes ] Alexis: It's just so terribly convenient to have you suddenly rediscover my mother's watch so you could hand it off to me as payment for your debts. I've been disbarred.

Running back, back to you

[ Keys clack ] Excuse me.

[ Gasps ] Oh! I'm sorry, I-I didn't mean to startle you.

[ Sighs ] You're not the first. You won't be the last. Here, um, let me move some of this stuff out of the way so you can get to your bunk. Thank you. What are you working on? My parole hearing is coming up, and I'm trying to brush up so I do everything right. Hi. My name is alexis davis. And I can help you.

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