General Hospital Transcript Friday 4/23/21
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pisode #14686 ~ Jax finds himself at the wrong place at the wrong time. Molly and TJ discuss her next career move. Carly is waylaid by Cyrus. Martin and Laura get to know each other better. Valentin looks to Curtis for information about Nina.
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(This still needs extensive editing)Mrs. Corinthos, what a nice surprise. I'm not interested. You appear to be in a hurry. I hope no one in your family is ill, like your mother. My mother's fine.
[ Chuckling ] And so is mine. It is such a weight off my mind to have her back with me. I hadn't realized how preoccupied I've been worrying about her. Well, that's over. Whatever will I do with all this free time? Oh, thanks for the ride. One less trip I had to make with yuri, my unwanted bodyguard. No problem. Wow! So you can talk. You didn't say a single word on the way home. I didn't feel like talking. Well, glad you're over that now. So tell me what happened between you and willow. Dr. Westbourne, here are the lab results you requested. Too late -- the man's dead. Or I should say the boy is dead. He just turned 17. I'm sorry, doctor. Is that chemical compound the same as tobadryl? Cyrus' new drug has hit the streets? What happened to you? I'm fine. You're not fine. I got stabbed. I'm surprised the port charles police commissioner feels the need to investigate a non-lethal stabbing. Well, jason morgan was sent here to await trial. He hasn't been convicted of anything, so, yes, of course, I'm concerned for his safety. Was there some kind of inciting incident? New cellmate. Must've gotten off on the wrong foot.
[ Keys jingle ]
[ Door rattles ]
[ Keys jingle, lock engages ] Shawn? Commissioner. It's been a while. Martin. Oh, sorry. You're speaking to me now? Um, I was concerned about florence now that she's back in cyrus' care. Well, how nice of you to inquire, since it was your son had mother abducted... and handed over to my brother. Hello, curtis. Valentin. Any chance you've heard from nina? Jax, you need to leave! No, listen, if you could just please just take a few minutes to listen, I think that we could work through some of this. I-I just -- I don't want you to carry around all this pain. Oh, don't pretend that you're here for me. You just want to make yourself feel better. No, I want to work things out. Okay, fine. If that's not possible, at least give me a chance to repair some of the damage that I caused by my actions.
[ Country music playing ] Mike, enough of this nonsense with elijah. Find nina and have a good time. Dance again. Well, you haven't danced with me yet. Will you do me the honor? Tempting, but... mnh! [ Laughs ] It's my turn to man the raffle table.
[ Music continues ] Alright, I'll take you. Oh, you're such a gentlemen. Thank ya. Thanks for taking over, phyllis. I'm fine, Mike. Alright. Go find nina. Nice costume. I think you're taking the pretend thing too far, but, I mean, you know... yeah, this ain't pretend.
You actually stabbed jason? In self-defense. I don't see any cuts or bruises, doesn't seem like much of a fight. Well, I know how to take care of myself. I don't understand. Back in the day, you and jason were friends, used to work together. Yeah, well, working for Sonny is what sent me here in the first place. Things change. People change. It's me, shawn. Cut the act. What's really going on? Don't you want to figure it out on your own? Isn't that the way you do everything? What does that mean? It means our son was kidnapped and tortured and you didn't even tell me. Hey, I got your text. Sorry I only have a 20-minute break. What -- congratulate me!
[ Chuckles ] Congratulations. What's up? My internship really paid off. Mm-hmm. Da scorpio just told me that, once I graduate, a position of junior ada will be waiting for me. That is terrific.
[ Sighs ] Babe, I'm so proud of you. Of course, the moment I heard the news, all I wanted to do was tell my mom. Hey, she is going to be thrilled. I know, I know. I've just had a hard time scheduling a visit. You know, I don't know all of the ins and outs of the system at pentonville. God, it still feels so unreal that I have to visit my parent in prison. Take it from me -- unfortunately, you get used to it. Willow is supporting chase while he's in the hospital, and I'm picking up the slack with wiley. Yeah. Hey, why don't we -- we talk about you and valentin? That was pretty subtle, michael, uh, but that's not a bad idea. I actually invited valentin to come over tonight. Oh, you, uh, you change your mind? You want him to be part of your baby's life? Well, tonight is more about talking terms. Nikolas felt that he had no choice but to return florence to cyrus. Martin: For his own safety, I know. Then again, the only reason she's in pentonville is she chose to plead guilty. Still, I'm sure alexis is safe at my mother's expense,
our expense. Nikolas may be sleeping a little easier. I'm not... because, well, cyrus claims mother is well and safe, but since he won't let me see her, I'm afraid I'm just going to have to take his not-very-reliable word for it. Cyrus has cut you off from your mother? Completely. It's my punishment for inadvertently orchestrating the jackie templeton interview. God help me. I wish I'd never asked cyrus for help. Wasn't till I heard the answers to jackie's questions I realized how unhappy mama was the first time around, when cyrus had her locked away in that house out in oregon. You didn't visit her there? Of course I did. But...obviously, she was putting on a brave face 'cause she didn't want me to worry. And now, thanks to nikolas, we're right back where we started, in the same circumstances. I'm sure that cyrus will look after mama's medical needs while I torture myself about her peace of mind. And since my brother is holding all the high cards, my only recourse is to stay on his good side in hopes that one day, he'll allow me access to my own mother. So [Sighs] That's me. Have you thought about what you're going to do? What do you mean? Well, we both know cyrus wants a relationship with his new sister... the mayor. You're the one that's worried about blood in the streets. Are you willing to placate our brother for the good of port charles? I haven't heard from nina since she left town. But you wouldn't even tell me if you had. Nope. So why ask? You don't know where she is. Just so we're clear, I'm not the reason she left town. Jasper jacks broke her heart. This time, but you'll just have to be content waiting. Well, I don't think nina is coming back to port charles until she's good and damn ready. Jax: Nina. I fully own my mistakes, but please don't let my bad judgment overshadow what -- what we had together. Okay, okay, you want to talk? We can talk. Let's just -- let's go somewhere else and do it. Where's your car? Oh, my god! Whatever you're doing, I advise against it. I want the cash box. This is for a fundraiser. This town can't afford to lose that money. To hell with the town. I'm the one with the gun. The five families are meeting soon. I could use my time to prepare. It's too bad jason won't be able to attend. It's such a shame. He could've been released. Gladys could've recanted her testimony. But you... refused my offer.
[ Inhales sharply ] Now my mother's back with me, and jason is going to be tried for murder. Just funny how things work out. Are you done? I have a prescription to pick up. Lovely speaking with you, as always.
[ Button clicking rapidly ]
[ Monitor beeping ]
[ Sighs ] You can wait in the hall. Uh, you lost some blood, which is why you're hooked up to the iv, and you ve a stitches, but overall, you should be okay. Thank you. It's unfair that you have to wait for your trial in pentonville. You haven't been found guilty yet. I-I didn't say that you were guilty. You know what I mean. You seem, uh -- you seem a little stressed. My boss is a psychopath. We had another death from an od tonight, a 17-year-old boy, in fact, and now you show up stabbed. And, I mean, I know pentonville is a dangerous place, but I thought you were this super-skilled fighter. I mean, can't you protect yourself better than this? It's going to be alright.
[ Door opens ] Excuse me.
Do you mind if I have a moment alone with my cousin? It's your house, michael. Knock yourself out.
[ Clears throat ] Why are you so freaked out about valentin coming to the hospital when you're giving birth? We're not married, okay? We're not even a couple. And I would like to cherish the first few moments of my baby's life without worrying if valentin's pressing his face against the glass. What? You're going to have plenty of moments alone with your baby. Look, if you really want to get control of elq back from valentin, you're going to have to give up on this point. I mean, unless you changed your mind, and you don't want to use your baby as a bargaining chip, and that's -- hey, I'm totally okay with that. I haven't changed my mind.
[ Sighs ] Okay, valentin, you can be at the hospital, but absolutely not in the delivery room. Fine. I agree to those terms. And if you want to be a real dad to this kid and -- and be a part of health decisions, et cetera -- I do. Then you have to give back elq. I'm sorry? All of my elq shares for access to my child? No, that's ridiculous. What? Hold on a second. You were willing to give up control of elq for nina's sake. Control, not all of my shares. That's my offer. Okay, well, if that's your final offer, I guess we'll see you in court. T-the quartermaine lawyers are the best in the business. They can draw this custody case out for years. Brook lynn, I don't need another hostile relationship, certainly not with the mother of my child. But just so you know, a lengthy court battle does not faze me. Sounds like a lot of billable hours for me. I'm the father of that baby. That gives me certain rights. I have more than enough money to protect those rights. Molly, I know you've been loving your internship at the da's office, but what about -- what about your dreams of becoming an activist lawyer, joining the -- the innocence project or -- or maybe defending greenpeace? I... I still want to be an activist. I-I just want to work within the system instead of fighting against it. I mean, seeing all of the decisions the da makes regarding what charges a defendant faces or who gets offered a plea deal has made me realize I don't want to right the wrongs anymore. I want to prevent those wrongs from happening in the first place. Y-you know, good luck with that, molly, because the system is broken. Otherwise, cyrus renault would not be free. Oh -- you had no right to call in a favor from shawn. You put him in a position where he had to stab me, and I had to let him. I had every right. I was not going to let you stay in pentonville. Sooner or later, cyrus' men would have had you killed. And the meeting with the five families is happening soon, and you have to take Sonny's place at the table. So that's why you did this whole thing? You set it up so I could be at the meeting with the five families? No, I set it up because I wasn't going to let you die because you're too stubborn to accept my help. This isn't help! Carly, this is the opposite of help.
[ Indistinct conversations ]
[ Keys clacking ] Dr. Westbourne. Yes? What are you doing? I wish you would stay out of carly and jason's battle with cyrus. Guys like renault need to be stopped. Haven't you heard? "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Is that what you are? A good man who stabs his former friend? Are you saying good men don't wind up in prison? No, I know plenty of good people that make mistakes, decide they're above the law. But decisions made in the moment can be regretted later. Really? Do you regret lying to me about tj? No.
[ Men grunting ] Stay down! We got to find a way to tie him up.
[ Gasping ] We make a good team, don't we, jax? You can give me the gun. I don't like them, but I know how to use one. Jax? Ohh. Jax, are you alright?
[ Breathing heavily ] Jax, you're bleeding. Are you okay? Jax! Jax.
[ Gasping ]
If you ever need to talk, I'm a phone call away. Thank you. I appreciate that. You know, I'm in a strange place right now. I'm sad because my marriage ended, but I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from the savoy coming together. The savoy. Is that the name of your club? Yeah. You like it? I like it, yeah.
[ Chuckles ] I think it's going to be the place to be.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. You know, I don't need it to be trendy. It'd be nice if it were successful. But...mainly, I just want a place where people can hear good music, with good ambiance, a place where... people can set their everyday troubles aside, at least for a little while. I think that sounds perfect. Tommy was a good father to tj. And tj loved him. So, no, I don't regret my lie. Though I do regret how much it hurt you.
[ Metal door clangs in distance ] Thanks for saying that. Life is messy. You said it yourself. You already loved tj like a son. Would you have loved him any more if you knew he was actually your blood? No, I don't think that's possible. So tj got two fathers that loved him. How can I regret that? I was so scared when my mom decided to plead guilty. I mean, the maximum sentence for her could've been a decade in prison. But the judge took into account the mitigating circumstances, and she only got three years. To me, that's proof the system can work. This is one of those moments that we're -- we're just not going to see things the same. Let's face it -- your mom's biggest mitigating circumstance is that she's white. Now, I-I'm happy that alexis only got three years, but shawn pled guilty to the same crime, and -- and he can be in prison for 10 years before he gets out. So I would say the system does not work for everyone the same. And do you really want to be part of that? What am I doing? I'm working, pulling another 12-hour shift. Mm.
[ Chuckles ] I'm checking lag times from when a lab is ordered to when the results are delivered. We can't have our doctors waiting for vital information. Well, that's very thorough. That's why I hired you. Thank you. But I have work to do.
[ Breathes sharply ] Oh. Please. Yes, you made it easier for me to escape, but what good am I to you, or the business, or anyone, as a fugitive? What are you talking about? We have safe houses all over port charles. You can run the business from there, and the cops will never find you. Well, maybe I can run it out of the country. I'll just go to the island and run things from there. No! No? Absolutely not. You -- you can't leave me. We are going to prove that gladys is lying and that peter's the one who killed franco. And then, once your name is cleared, you can come home. I know that's what you want. It's just not going to be that easy.
[ Door opens ] I checked the data on the tobadryl drug trials. Chemical compounds in the lab results from my patient are a 95% match. So when laura got the board to stop cyrus from distributing it out of G.H., He took to the streets. Cyrus interrupted me before I could print the data, but -- wait. Wait. He caught -- he caught you? Relax. I covered. I needed to make myself scarce, so I figured I'd come here and update you.
[ Sighs ] Okay, well, we got your update. You can leave now. Carly. What? Let me know if you need a sedative. I'm sure you're going to need one after her visit. I can't believe you're working with her. Stop! Stop.
[ Door closes ] It's not too late to bail on this. They can run a bunch of tests, send me back to pentonville. Shawn will be my cellmate, and we can watch each other's backs. Are you out of your mind? I called in every favor Sonny was owed. There are no favors left to get you out of pentonville a second time.
[ Door opens ] Cyrus: Jason morgan and the widow corinthos, together again at last. Valentin, hey, look. We all know that you can afford a lengthy custody case, but do you really want to miss out on the first months of your child's life? Look, our lawyers could drag this out for months, possibly even years. Brook lynn, I have a counteroffer. I will return your elq shares. That will give the quartermaines full control of the company once again. That is, assuming you can quit your bickering and infighting long enough to act as one. Well, from what I've seen, that's a big assumption. We'll take it. Deal. Do you have my shares with you tonight? I will sign on the dotted line. No, no, no. I'm not signing anything, not until the baby's born.
[ Sirens wailing ] Jax, please, just stay with me. You're gonna be okay.
[ Vehicle door opens, closes ] We're over here! Please hurry! A man has been shot!
[ Breathing quickly ] Jax, no, no, no. Hey, stay with me. Stay with me. Hurry! You're gonna be okay. What happened here? Come over here! He needs help! What about this guy?No, he's just been knocked out. He's fine. Help this man! He's been shot! Okay, I-I-I got it. Okay.
[ Gasping ] Okay. Sir, can you hear me? Sir? Jax, please, please wake up.
[ Voice breaking ] I'm not mad anymore. Please. Sonny: Nina. You alright?
I want my elq shares now. Mm-hmm. I've always wanted to be 2 inches taller. But you can't have everything in life. I'll tell you what -- I will give you the elq shares once the baby is born. That's my final offer. Take it or leave it. You've got a deal. When the baby's born. I'll have martin write up the papers. Well, on behalf of the whole family...
[ Door closes ] ...Thank you for returning control of elq back to the quartermaines. I'm going to go call ned. Unless, you know, you want to do the honors? Go for it. Okay.
[ Sighs ] Where am I going to find a baby? I'm worried that cyrus is going to prevent martin from seeing their mother. And despite martin's shortcomings, he loves his mother very, very much, and they've always been in close contact, even if it was only by phone. I wonder if I should reach out to cyrus on martin's behalf. That doesn't surprise me. You've always had a big heart.
[ Chuckling ] Is that another way of saying I'm a pushover? No, far from it. You're anything but naive. And you know that if you want something from cyrus, he's going to want something in return. Oh, I do know that. I do. But it was my son who returned florence to cyrus. So I feel like --
[ Sighs ] I feel like I want to do something to help martin. Tj, I am just as angry and frustrated as you are...
[ Sighs ] ...At the systemic unfairness of prison sentences. But that's my point. I think working within the system is the best way to enact positive change. And if the system gets the better of me, I can always switch to working for a non-profit or as a defense attorney who has a working knowledge of the ins and outs of the prosecuting side. Well, I would never bet against you. If anyone can change the system from within, it would be you. I'm proud of you. Look, tj is the most important thing. He's an amazing kid. Oh, what am I saying? He's going to be a doctor soon. H-he's an amazing young man.
[ Chuckles ] I know. I can't believe that my baby's all grown up. Mm. He's gonna be graduating medical school in two months. Dr. Tj ashford.
[ Chuckles ] Yeah. I wish I could be there to see it. Me, too. So, commissioner... ...you going to arrest me? You said it was self-defense, right? Right. No charges. But before I go, life in here is hard enough. Steer clear of renault's people. I'll do what's necessary to protect my family.
[ Keys jingling ]
[ Lock disengages ]
[ Metal door clanging ] I can't think why the guard let you in here, mrs. Corinthos. Clearly, he doesn't take his job very seriously. I'll just reach out to the prison, make sure he's replaced immediately.
[ Monitor beeping ] Mr. Morgan, you are looking quite robust for an assault victim. Rest assured, as long as you're in my hospital, you will be well taken care of.
[ Sighs ]
[ Police radio chatter ] Nina, you sure you're alright? Yeah, I'M... just... j-just a little shaken up, that's all. Is that guy on the gurney somebody you know? Just a man from my past, just a guy that, um -- th-that guy that I broke up with. We're ready to take him to the clinic. Uh, I need to go with him. Alright. I'll go with you. No. No. No. Nina? Nina? What the hell?
[ Groans ] I need to go. You sure you don't want me to go? I -- yeah. It's fine. I can go with you. No, it's okay. Sorry, we can only take one extra person in the ambulance. Yeah. Okay. I'll call you.
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