General Hospital Transcript Thursday 4/22/21
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Episode #14685 ~ Nina plays it cool. Finn loses his temper. Carly presses Jordan. Maxie visits Nathan's grave. Brook Lynn runs into Olivia.
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(This still needs extensive editing)all I'm saying is that, you know, elijah -- oh, please, Mike, stop. No, he's not good. As you've said, ad nauseam, ad infinitum. Yeah, because nobody's listening. Okay, I'm listening. I hear you. But now you got to stop. Try this.
[ Sighs ] Take a deep breath. Hold it. Now breathe it out slowly. You feel better? No, I don't feel any better, to be honest with you.
[ Chuckles ] But you will, you will. Look out. Isn't it a great evening? Look at the stars. Yeah. There's a barn dance happening right now. Why don't you do me the honor in taking me back out on the dance floor? Don't let elijah spoil the evening. I would love to keep elijah in the rearview, but my gut is telling me that he cannot be trusted. And if you, lenny, and phyllis -- who are all adults. Right, that's why I have to keep an eye on him. What kind of friend would I be if I didn't have your back?
[ Instrumental country music plays in background ] Mr. Jacks, what are you doing here? Uh, you two know each other? Lenny, this is jasper jacks, the man who helped nina track me down. Mr. Jacks, this is my husband, lenny. Nice to meet you, lenny. Mm-hmm. In fact, that's why I'm here. Is nina still in nixon falls with you? Commissioner, come in, please. Thank you for coming. No problem. In fact, I was already on my way. Mayor collins just called me. Oh, so you know that cyrus has his mother back, which means he's -- which means you're gonna stay out of my way and let me do my job. Guard: Arms. Who set this up? Good question. It's been a while. T.J. Told me you were back. He visits when he can. Yeah, T.J. Is a good kid. I'm real proud of him. So, I hear you finally took out franco. Is that what they're saying? Ma. What are you doing here? Oh, hey. Well, I-I heard you mention that you had an appointment with kevin. I just thought, uh, maybe you'd like to see a friendly face when you came out. Same friendly face that stopped by rocco's art class this afternoon? Well, you know, I knew that lulu liked to volunteer in that class, and I thought that maybe rocco would like to see his nana show up -- might get a kick out of that.
[ Sighs ] Ma. You gotta -- you got to stop the meddling and... w-wh-- I'm just kidding. I'm just kidding. Honey. It was great. It was great. It totally did the trick, and he really appreciated it. You got to stop with that. You had me going for a minute. All right. Well, you know what? For the record, though, rocco is not the only one who loves knowing that you're there looking out for them. Hey, nathan. It's me, in case you didn't recognize me in my secret widow get-up. This is what my life has been reduced to -- sneaking out of my own house.
[ Sighs ] Everything has gone so wrong. I'm in trouble. And not the normal kind of trouble. I've never felt so completely, utterly trapped. Room for a pregnant lady to take a load off? Pull up a chair. Oh, can I get you anything? Maybe some water, a candy bar? How 'bout you just keep me company until willow gets back?
[ Scoffs ] Me? The one and only original blq pinch hitting for another dame?
[ Laughs ] "Dame"?
[ Laughs ] Yeah. What, is it 1932? I'll make allowances this one time because you're literally flat on your back in a hospital. But I will not be making a habit out of this. So have the doctors made any progress diagnosing chase? I spoke to dr. Robinson. They're waiting on more tests. At this point, whatever's making him sick is still a mystery. All clear. Okay. Okay, what's going on? Why are we here? I know what's wrong with chase. What do you mean you know? We're still waiting on his latest labs. He's been poisoned. By peter.
Mr. Jacks -- please, call me jax. When you called, upsetting nina, I got on the line, and I asked you to stop pressuring her. You didn't listen then. And by showing up here, you're not respecting her request now. So if you think you can sweet-talk me into helping you, think again. You're not off to a good start. Well, I'm glad nina has you to look after her. Nina doesn't need anyone looking after her. She's a grown woman. She's strong. She's brilliant and beautiful. Which are all the reasons I love her. Oh. You love her, do you? Uh-oh, you're about to get the tone. I do love nina very much. For someone who claims to love her, mr. Jacks, you sure did break her heart. One more thing about elijah, then I'll stop. Okay, one more thing. Yeah, that's it. Forever. For tonight. Oh. Fine. Just tell me the one more thing. All right, I looked into elijah's failed business venture in san francisco, the internet stuff, the startup. Wait. Yeah. Yeah. How did you look into it? I made some calls. Mike, why? He was very upfront about his business going under. He said he lost his shirt. Turns out, the real story was elijah was arrested for embezzlement. His partners tried to press charges. The operative word being "tried." The charges were dropped. Yeah, after everybody agreed to a settlement, right? Now, I'm not a lawyer -- yeah, I believe you. Okay, but if I were innocent, I'd do everything to clear my name. I wouldn't settle. Yeah, you do when you're running out of money, and a settlement costs a lot less than a trial. Unless you're guilty and you want it all to be over. Yeah, which it was until you dug it up. And now, for some reason, we're talking about something that happened 3,000 miles away. What do you want from me, Mike? You asked me questions, I gave you honest answers, but that's not enough. You keep poking around my life trying to embarrass me in front of nina and all my friends. You know what? We don't have to talk about this anymore. No, no, no. Mike wants it out in the open, so let's bring it out in the open. It's really simple. I hit rock bottom. I made restitution. Then I came here to start over. Haven't you ever derailed your life so badly that you had to bend over backwards to try to get it back on track? Oh, yeah, I forgot -- you don't know what you've done. So, if I'm keeping willow's seat warm, I'm guessing the two of you are back on track, then? Yeah, looks that way. I mean, every time I wake up, she's there looking at me like, you know, the way you want someone to look at you when you wake up. Aww, that's nice. Honestly, she's the only thing in this whole ordeal that is making it bearable. Points to willow -- and for any woman who can bring a smile to that handsome face. Chase tries not to let me see that he's hurting, but it's getting harder to hide. Yeah. Yeah, I'm sure he just doesn't -- he doesn't want you to worry. I don't understand how he got so sick so fast. Finn and dr. Robinson have run test after test, but at this point, no one knows what to do or where to start.
[ Sighs ] You want to tell me what else is bothering you, or do I already know? I just -- I feel terrible for thinking it. Chase is a friend. I don't want to hurt him any more than you do. But you wish I had told him we were back together. I wish you had the chance. You know, it's terrible wishing that my friend would get well so we can break his heart. I mean, what does that say about me? That you're an honest man in a terrible spot. You think so? I hope so. I'm in the same bad spot. Just, you know, being back together again as a couple, spending time with wiley together, I mean, that -- that is my home. I just -- I want to get back there. I know. I want that, too. What are you talking about? What? Shh, shh, shh. Just hold on. How did peter poison chase? It was a specially formulated toxin. I'm gonna kill him. No, you can'T. Oh, I can. You can'T. Come on. This guy wants to play with poison? I'm a doctor. I know how to kill someone a thousand different ways. And as for the -- the oath, "first, do no harm"? You ask me, killing peter august will prevent a lot of harm. Can you just listen? Hear me out, please. Just listen. First thing is that valentin -- another name I never get sick of hearing. So we discovered that jason didn't kill franco. Peter did that. Of course he did. Right. Did franco even do anything, or was peter just bored? Okay, franco was beginning to remember things, things that weren't his memories -- they were drew'S. Another one of peter's victims. Right. Because he was starting to put together peter's crimes in the same way that franco was beginning to remember them. All this is very fascinating. What does it have to do with chase? Look, peter needed leverage, something that would stop me from bringing him to justice -- someone. If peter wanted leverage against you, why would he poison chase? It was an accident. Peter was trying to poison you.
So, peter was trying to poison me, and somehow, he screws up and poisons chase. Okay, so, there's an antidote, something that'll keep chase alive, if not cure him altogether. How do we get it? All right, so, peter, he crushed this vial in front of me to taunt me. Now, I think that his grandstanding could have backfired on him because you can take this and you can analyze the residue on the shards and re-create your own antidote. The vial was probably full of water -- another one of peter's lies. Maybe. I-I don't know.
[ Sighs ] Wait. Please. What are you gonna do? Go to the cops. No! You can't do that. You can't, not if you want chase to live. Do the doctors know what's wrong with you yet? Well, he's determined that it is not food poisoning and it's not infectious. Other than that, they're still running tests. Wait, so you've been here since last night, and they still don't know what's wrong with you? Oh, there's neuropathy, but that's just another symptom. Okay, look, I am not a doctor. I come from a family of them, but even I know that neuro anything isn't just another symptom. Damn it. I came here to cheer you up, and now you and your mystery illness have totally kneecapped me. Hey. You're still making me feel better. Even though you somehow made me being in a hospital with a mystery illness all about you. You'd tell me, though, right? If there was anything for me to worry about more than I'm already worrying. Look, I am a little tired and a little achy. But I'm sure they'll figure it out soon. Well, they better, 'cause I need you to be okay. Can't you see I've got something going on over here? Is something up with the baby? No, the baby's fine. It's not the baby. It's the father. Slow start, and now he's really amped up the controlling behavior. Well... this a private party, or can anyone join? Dante. Come on in. Sure thing. It's not like you're interrupting anything important. Dante: Hmm. Is this one giving you a hard time?
[ Scoffs ] Don't talk about me like I'm not here. Oh, brook lynn, trust me, if you're in a room, everyone's aware of it -- believe me.
[ Scoffs ] You know, I think I heard your bodyguard looking for you in the hallways. That's great. All right, I'll, uh, I'll talk to you later. Is her bodyguard really looking for her, or did you just say that to get rid of her? Ah, does it matter? How you doin', man?
[ Sighs ] I mean, the not knowing is the worst part. Mm. Whatever it is, it keeps changing -- and not for the better. I'm sorry. It's okay. Hey, and, uh, could you do me a favor, not say anything, especially to brook lynn? I think I just scared her. Yeah. So, uh, other than "I don't know," what are the doctors saying? That they're gonna run more tests and try to make me more comfortable, and that's about it. Look, I'm getting sick of waiting. They need to figure out what's going on, like, now. So, there I was, walking down the aisle, looking at peter. I really believed I was getting back some of the happiness I lost when you died.
[ Voice breaking ] I thought my life might be perfect again. It was just a mirage.
[ Sniffles ] Because as it turns out, peter was not the wonderful man I thought he was waiting for me at the end of the aisle. Peter was an illusion, a disguise. Turns out he was henrik all along. Well, I've certainly made my share of mistakes, but I've also had my share of second chances. You ever stolen from your -- your company before? No, but let's just say this -- I've taken things that weren't mine. Did you get them back? Eventually. As did I. Difference is, when you -- you know, stealing from your own company is like stealing from your family. It shows lack of loyalty. I've never heard it put quite that way. That doesn't surprise me. Why do you trust this guy? Wait a minute, Mike. Who are you to judge anybody after everything you've done? Sonny told me how you stepped up while I was gone. I appreciate that. Sonny's always done right by me. I'm sorry about his passing. Yeah. Sonny's got a lot of friends. They looking out for you in here? We mostly look out for each other. Mostly? Sonny's gone, cyrus isn'T. When the power shifts, a man has to consider his own best interests. Doing your job -- what exactly does that look like, jordan? I think you're familiar enough with the process to know what an arrest looks like when you see it. Oh. When are you gonna arrest cyrus? Don't tell me you can't comment on an ongoing investigation, because I'm not asking for details. I just want a ballpark. When will cyrus be back behind bars? We're getting closer. Are you? 'Cause Sonny's dead. And jason's in prison and laura is stuck with a half-brother who's about to start a mob war so epic that there won't be anyone left standing. So if you want me to sit on my hands while you solve the problem, you're gonna have to give me a lot more than your word.
All good y, nina?What has Mike done? I-I don't know what Mike has done. I mean, none of us do. I mea-- that's the problem, right? I'm sorry, Mike, but until you find out more about your past, I don't -- I don't think you're in a position to judge people. I may not know about my history, but I think I know the kind of person I am. But what if you don't? I mean, I trust the man that's in front of me, but would I trust the man that you were before you lost your memory? I don't know. I just -- no, you know, I just need to clear my head and get some fresh air, so I'm gonna go see if I can't find phyllis and lenny, okay? Don't fight. You know, Mike, you keep telling nina and everybody to see me for who I really am. They do. Maybe I'm not the one nina needs to see through. Michael, I am more committed than ever to building a life with you. But one of the reasons we got together in the first place is because chase and sasha were trying to help us. They did what they thought was best for us. Right. And now it's our turn. We have to do what's best for chase. I can't end things with him until he's better. I can't start my life with you by hurting him when he's down.
[ Sighs ] I know it's a lot to ask of you. Look, if chase thinking you two are still together helps him get through this, then that's -- that's -- that's what's gonna happen. You're okay with that? I agree that chase is the priority and that this is the best way to help him. And, yeah, it'S... it's frustrating beyond belief to have to wait, but... it's okay. I can wait as long as it takes. Yuri, I don't care what valentin told you, okay? You can't just roam around the hospital searching for me door to door. I already told you, I'm on the seventh floor. Seven comes after six. Now just get up here already and wait in the waiting area.
[ Scoffs ] That's a short leash valentin has you on. Yeah, I'm thinking of it as a temporary and necessary evil. Willow, hi. Hi. Thanks, by the way. For what? Look, I just came from chase. And if you ask me, he's not nearly as cool, calm, and collected as he's pretending to be. I thought so, too. Yeah. You staying with him while he's going through whatever this is -- it's the only thing keeping chase going. I'm just glad I can help. In fact, I really should be getting back. Anything you want to tell me? One of peter's conditions is that I didn't tell anyone that I know what's wrong with chase, but you let me know. Yeah, of course. But he can't know that I've told you. And if you go to the cops... yeah, yeah, I get the picture. So just analyze what's in there. Best case, you'll be able to re-create the antidote. And -- and if not, if that's not possible, then at least narrow down the amount of tests that you have to do on chase. What are you gonna do, while I'm trying to reverse-engineer an antidote for an unknown toxin? I don't know. Whatever you want me to do. I'm not gonna stand by and let chase die. Nina was emotionally banged up when she got here. She was deeply wounded by the lies you and carly corinthos told her. Now she's healing, and she asked you to give her the time and space to do that. If you love nina like you say you do, you would respect her wishes. Look, I just need to see her. Once I do -- what about what I just said makes you think seeing nina is a good idea? Lenny: I guess nina will decide for herself if she wants to see him. Jax.
Jax, what are you doing here? Well, I told you on the phone that -- that I needed to talk to you in person. Yeah, and I told you that I wasn't ready. You shouldn't have come here, mr. Jacks. Now you really need to go. Nina, you want me to get Mike? The two of us can walk mr. Jacks back to his car. No, no, no. Um... but you should go find Mike because he and elijah are -- say no more. Come on, lenny, let's go. We won't be far.
Where love grows, where love grows they're very protective of you. Yes, they're good people. What about elijah and -- and Mike? They're just -- they're friends of phyllis and lenny'S. They -- they -- they don't get along. It's nothing for you to be concerned about. You know, jax, you said that you wanted to talk to me for a minute. The clock is ticking. O-okay, but, um, first, it's really good to see you. Well, it's not good to see you, jax. You're gonna ruin everything. Spinelli tried to warn me. So did jason and robert, even dante from, like, the second he got home. Your mom tried to warn me, too, but I thought she was the one with the agenda. Everything everyone told me, everything I refused to hear, it all turned out to be true. Maybe dante was right and... part of the reason I was drawn to peter is because he was your half-brother. And I had convinced myself that he would be like you. But you two couldn't be more different. You were honest. And peter is the biggest liar on the planet. No, actually, the biggest lie of this whole thing is the one I have been telling myself. That peter is a good and decent man. So now I have to pretend that I'm thinking about working things out with him, you know, just taking some "me" time. Because god knows what he would do if I convinced him it was over. Robert's actually at home, covering for me right now in case peter stops by on one of his impromptu visits. And -- and britt.
[ Sighs ] You would be so proud of your sister. In some cosmic redemption move, britt westbourne is actually helping me. Which leads me to the worst part of this whole thing. The way I see it, there's only one way to protect my baby. I understand your frustration. Do you? I spent how many years of my life trying to put cyrus away? He pushes people to the brink, carly. Makes us so desperate that we'll do anything just to be done with him. Yeah. I can't disagree with you there. We should disagree less. We are on the same side, at least as far as cyrus renault is concerned. Hmm. The enemy of my enemy and all that? Mm-hmm. Cyrus knows how to skirt the law, how to stay on the outside of it without getting trapped by it. Remind you of anyone else? Don'T. Don't compare Sonny to cyrus. What I wouldn't give for Sonny's insights right now. I imagine you feel the same way. I'm going to stop cyrus renault, and I'm going to do it using the law this time, I promise. Well, good luck with that. So, if you're finished, how about I tell you why I asked you here? You know, Sonny valued those who were loyal to him, and I value those who remain loyal to Sonny. So if cyrus is giving you a problem... what do you think you can do, jason? Sonny is dead, and you're in here. If even one of those things weren't true, maybe you'd have a shot. So what are you saying? I'm saying if I need to do something about renault... ...I got to handle it myself. What do you mean, I'm gonna ruin everything? You know what I mean -- I mean me and this place and the -- the peace. I didn't come here to upset you. No, of course you didn't, jax, but yet, here you are, upsetting me. I'm sorry, I'm just -- I'm just trying to make things better. I miss you. I love you. Please j-- don't shut me out.
All by yourself? Not anymore. How about you? Where's lenny? He was tired from all that dancing. I sent him home to recover while I came to referee between you and elijah. Where is he, anyway? Out of town, if we're lucky. Mm. Nina said you might have had a few words. Okay, I'm gonna tell you the same thing I told nina. Back in san francisco, elijah got arrested for embezzlement. I see. That's it. I've known elijah for a very long time. When he came back, I can tell he was licking his wounds, so I decided I would give him all the time he needed to own up to what happened. Did he tell you about the arrest? Not yet. I guess he's late.
[ Exhales sharply ] While I appreciate your instinct to protect lenny and me, it really wasn't your place to tell us about elijah's past. Somebody had to, 'cause he wasn't gonna say anything. Or he might have. Confrontation isn't the only way forward, Mike. You're way too trusting, phyllis. Which is why there's a roof over your head. That's not the only thing that's bothering you, is it?
[ Sighs ] Something got under my skin that nina said -- that I have no right to judge elijah because I don't know what I did before I lost my memory. I see. And does that scare you? A little. Scare you? No. Why not?
[ Chuckles ] Because the man I see before me is honorable and kind, he works hard, and he has both feet on the ground. He's a good friend, even if he can be a little overprotective. But best of all, he makes a mean bolognese. You're right about the last one. [ Laughs ] I'm right about all of it. I don't need to know anything else about you, but that's me. You have to decide what you want to know about yourself. Do you think we can go somewhere and, um, talk somewhere more private? We would just have to tell phyllis and her husband where we're going so they're not worried about us. I'm sorry, jax. Uh, no, your minutes are up, and I am not going anywhere with you. Dante: So rocco's looking forward to playing some baseball this summer, I know that. Be fun for him. How's it going in here? There she is. Dante and i were just catching up. Yeah, I don't know if it was our riveting conversation that has made him sleepy or if I'm just, uh, boring him. Good to see you, willow. You too, dante. I got to get out of here. Thanks for coming in, partner. Mm-hmm. I appreciate it. Yeah, hurry up and get out of this bed, man. There's parking tickets that need to be written, pencils need pushing, all that stuff. Ha-ha. I'll get right on that. See you, willow. Are you sure I can't get you something? Oh, you look tired. Aah! Chase. What is it? Peter is focused on maxie right now, and -- and I'm letting him believe that I'm caving in to all of his demands. How much time does that buy us? I don't know, I think peter will be distracted with maxie right up until the birth. Peter strikes me as something of a multi-tasker. Yeah, but he's not a very gracious winner. He gloats, and that's gonna make him sloppy. And if I'm right about that vial, then peter wouldn't have destroyed it unless he had easy access to more, which means that he's storing them somewhere nearby. I can monitor his movements -- I have a better idea. Why don't you just stay the hell out of it?
what the hell were you thinking, huh? He didn't give me a choice! Morgan came at me with that shiv. What was I supposed to do? I had to protect myself.
[ Grunts ] This was a courtesy call, jordan. I know what cyrus did to T.J. Know what he's capable of. That's why I wanted to warn you that cyrus had his mother back so you could protect your family. Well, I appreciate the heads-up. Here's one for you. Cyrus is working so hard cultivating this "wronged man, upstanding citizen" routine, it may buy us some time to build a case. I hope you're right. And I hope you keep doing what you're doing, but watch your back. I will. You do the same.
[ Sighs ]
[ Door closes ] I've looked at this situation from every possible angle. And it comes down to this. I cannot condemn my daughter to a life with peter as her father.
[ Voice breaking ] So if keeping my daughter safe means I have to give her up and pretend that she is dead... that's what I'm going to do. Yuri, I am coming. And no, I do not want a protein shake.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sighs ] Hey. Oh, hey. Uh, you're looking for willow. She's in there with chase. Uh, yeah, he really needs her right now, so... you're okay with that? It'd be pretty damn selfish of me if I wasn'T. You know, you're a good dude, michael. Well, thanks. I'm not always, but... willow is. I'm just trying to follow her example. I'll go get dr. Robinson. Maybe she can give you something for the pain. No, no, no. Please -- please don't go. Are you sure? Yeah, yeah. It's already starting to let up. Please. Dr. Robinson said the neuropathy might come in waves. It'll pass. Well, let me know if you need me to do anything.
[ Chuckles ] Willow, you're already doing it. I might not be able to hold your hand, but I can still look at you. And just seeing your face makes me feel better. You don't come anywhere near my son. You remember all those times you pushed me away, tried to protect me from your world? I should have listened. Because your world and your psychotic family have literally poisoned mine. You did this! Not just peter, you! Finn -- and me, because I let you in! Please, Finn. No. Don't try to ease your guilt by trying to put out the fire that you started! What are you gonna do? What am I gonna do? I'm gonna pray. Pray I can formulate an antidote to a toxin that your nephew used to poison my son! Okay, Mike, I'll make a deal with you. How about we put all this nonsense between you and elijah to rest just for the night and instead we enjoy ourselves? You promised nina another dance, right? Mm. So why don't you go find her and dance that dance? What do you say? You can be real pushy, you know that? But that's how I get things done. Now go. Find nina. Wait! So you won't even -- you won't even talk to me? You're still that angry? Is that a surprise, jax? You hid the identity of my child, my daughter, for months. You lied to me for months to protect your ex-wife. And by doing that, you kept me from my grandchild. And you think by doing all those things because you love me and you want to protect me, it makes it okay? It doesn't make it okay, jax. You don't love me. How can you say that?Because you don't respect me. I told you that I needed space, that I needed time away. And yet here you are. If you loved me and respected me, you wouldn't be here right now. That's why I need you to go. Right now. And I need you to stay gone. He's on his way to the hospital. Thank you. I'll take it from here.
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