General Hospital Transcript Wednesday 6/23/21
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Episode #14728 ~ Britt runs into Jason at the gym. Brook Lynn encourages Michael to tell the truth. Alexis and Shawn make a startling discovery. Carly and Liz bond over their losses. Molly and TJ celebrate their five-month anniversary.
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[ Sighs ] Gosh, it's so quiet here. I can finally hear myself think. Although I'm not so sure that's a good thing. How did you do it? How did you make running the business look seamless all those years? I had no idea how hard it was. I-I mean, so many moving parts, no room for error. I mean, jason and I are doing our best, but...
[ Sighs ] ...We're not you. No one is. Elizabeth: Carly? I don't mean to intrude, and normally I wouldn'T... ...but there's something we need to settle. Hey, how you feeling? I'm good. Yeah? No more morning sickness? A thing of the past, thank god. Alright. And it just so happens, I'm starving. Well, then, we have come to the right place. Here. Order whatever you want. It's on me. Ooh, big spender. If I didn't know better, I'd think this was a date. Well, then, you don't know any better, because that is exactly what this is -- our official first date.
[ Chuckles ] Molly: Hi, babe. Hey. Ordered you a latte. Oh, thank you. Mission accomplished? Yep. Records delivered to pentonville just as my mother requested. Too early for visiting hours, I'm assuming? Yeah, but, I mean, I don't even care. I'm just so happy knowing that she's not wasting away in there. Mm. That she's 90 days sober and has a new purpose. Oh, did she tell you what it is? Well, no. All I could get out of her was that she needed the records for a friend. Here is to alexis and her friend. Whatever they may be up to.
[ Cups clink ]
[ Alexis sighs ] Hey. What are you up to? Research. For? I told you -- a friend. Molly got me some documents, and you know how she is. Famous for her following through. Exactly. These were vetted by the higher-ups? None of them were flagged, so I don't think anyone's gonna be able to figure what we're doing. And exactly what are we doing? Hey. Hi. You were up early this morning.
[ Chuckling ] Yeah. We can all thank little miss bailey for that one. Oh, well, good thing she's cute, huh? Yeah, that's right. She's already on her first nap, so... I thought valentin took the morning shifts. He does. He's actually helping to search for, um, maxie's baby. I know. She must be losing her mind right now. Yeah, I can only imagine. In s ome moreuplifting news -- chase is alive. Yay! For him and for you guys. Now you can drop this whole charade and finally get back together. Yeah, that's the, uh, that's the plan. Then why do you look so miserable? Jackie: Good morning. It's the best one in a long time, that's for sure. I stopped and got your favorite protein smoothie. You'll need it to, uh, rebuild your strength. Thanks, mom. Mm.
[ Smooches ]
[ Monitor beeping ] I am so grateful you made it through this nightmare. Hey. What? I thought we said "no tears." You said "no tears." I said "no promises." Here you go. Ahh. Harry!
[ Both chuckle ] Feeling's back. Mm. Wow, that's incredible. Hey, check it out, bro.
[ Chuckles ] Whoo-hoo! Okay, now you're just showing off.
[ Laughter ] You know, when willow and i redo our vows, I'll be able to put the ring on her finger myself.
[ Chuckles ] Let me guess -- I'm doing it all wrong. That depends. On what? On why you're doing it.
It's all just a lot to process, you know? What this means, what comes next... what comes next is you chase the truth about you and michael, and then everybody can go back to living their lives. Mm. That's a little simplistic, don't you think? Uh, maybe, but it's still what needs to happen. Chase just crawled his way out of a death sentence, brook lynn. Yeah, that's right. And you know the first thing he asked me was to throw him a wedding reception in that rose garden right over there. So, no pun intended, but you guys need to nip this lie right in the bud as soon as possible. You have so much to look forward to, harry. A lifetime with willow. A lifetime with me.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Chuckles ] And he's back, ladies and gentlemen.
[ Laughs ] Hmm.
[ Monitor beeping ] Mom? I am so, so sorry to both of you. For keeping our secret for so many years, until it got to the breaking point... that made this family vulnerable. You're not to blame, jackie. Yes, I am. Peter august may have done this to harry, but if cyrus hadn't messed with that paternity test, harry wouldn't have almost died. What does any of that have to do with you? Oh, there never would have been a paternity test to mess with, at least not at this late date, if it wasn't for me. I'm sorry. I would have liked to have made this a bigger deal, taken you to dinner or at least lunch, but, um, this is my last hurrah before my mom's released from G.H. Are you driving her back to bridgeport? Actually, she's gonna be staying with me. Mm. Doctor's orders?
Mother's orders. Until she fully recuperates? And after. Um... she's gonna be staying in port charles indefinitely. Oh. [ Laughs ] Wow. I-I had no idea. Yeah, uh, neither did I, but she wants to stick around and help out with the baby. I just wish there was something your mom could do to help shawn. It's not right that he's still being punished. No, it's not. And I'm sure if my mom can do anything to help shawn, she will. Maybe she already is. You think he's the mysterious friend she's been referencing? I don't know. He could be.
[ Chuckles ] And if he is, then we have two things to celebrate today.
[ Bag rustles ] Happy anniversary.
[ Chuckling ] What? It's our anniversary?
[ Laughs ] Five months ago today... we became civil partners. And I've never been happier. Neither have I. These could help get you out of here. "These" being...? Records of sentences handed down in port charles county from 2015 to present. I get 2015 -- that's when I was sentenced. But why all the other years? Because I have a hunch about judge carson. The judge who presided over both our hearings? Yep. Okay, so what kind of hunch, and how does it help me? You got to be careful. Around you? Uh, in the gym. As tempting as it is, you don't want to go all out on the heavy bag. You might injure yourself, especially if you have an issue with that wrist already. Oh, uh, you don't have to worry about that. I've been good. Good. Yeah. I'm -- I'm glad you're taking care of yourself. Yeah, in fact, I've always wanted to learn how to box for years now. It's just so... strong...but beautiful at the same time. Like a dance. Can be if it's, uh, if it's done right. Do you do it right? Well, I'm not putting it off one more day. Boxing? Among other things. I was on my way to franco's grave, and I saw you on your way here. I hope you don't mind. No, uh... what's going on?
[ Sighs ] I'm sorry, carly. Truly, deeply sorry. You were right about jason, and I was wrong. He didn't kill franco. He told me that, and i should have believed him... but I'd lost faith in someone who has always been really good to me. The father of my child. When he looked into jake's eyes and swore he was innocent, I should have known.
[ Sighs ] Honestly, i did know. But instead of admitting that, I dug my heels in and I held on. And I was furious with you for that. But jason wasn'T. He understood, and he still does.
[ Chuckling ] Okay, so, what do you want to do -- hit the heavy bag, or you want to box? Aren't they the same thing? Mm, no, not really. With the heavy bag, you're concentrating on strength and endurance and maybe getting some anger out, which is -- which is good. But in the ring, you're gonna need that strength and endurance, but it's really not the physical act or art of boxing. With a partner? Right. Hmm. I think I'm more partial to partner activities. Way more fun than doing it solo -- am I right? Yeah, sometimes. Is this one of those times? Britt. Jason. Do you want me to teach you how to... box? Yes, please.
[ Both chuckle ] Okay, let's, uh, let's get in the ring. I'll show you the basics. Last year, a news org did an exposť on hundreds of judges guilty of misconduct and prejudice. And carson was one of them? No. But there could be a lot of reasons for that. Either there weren't enough complaints, or the complaints were ignored or bogged down in bureaucracy. So, what are these? Those are rulings and sentences that happened around the time that you were sentenced. So what we're looking for are discrepancies on judge carson's rulings on white defendants versus her rulings on people of color. Tell me this is legal. It's all public record, shawn. I'm just asking. There are hundreds of cases here, not just carson'S. We have a lot of work to do. Tj: Molly, this is... ...awesome.
[ Both chuckle ] Thank you. Yeah. Okay, so, it has two functions -- to remind you how much I love you... mm-hmm. ...And to keep you caffeinated during your residency. For someone so unconventional, you sure can be sentimental. Well, I am a woman of many talents, tj. I can see that.
[ Chuckles ] Hi. Molly, tj. What's up? Uh, I heard you two made it official. Congratulations. Thanks. You guys know sasha, right? Yeah. Hi, sasha. Hey. Um...should we tell them? Uh. Why not?
[ Chuckles ] I'm, uh, pregnant. Yeah, and it's mine. Can you believe it? I'm gonna be a dad. You were right about something else. Part of the reason I lashed out the way I did was because jason wouldn't say what I wanted to hear about franco. He wouldn't change the way he felt about him. And that hurt you. Yeah. But I shouldn't have believed the worst of him.
[ Voice breaking ] I've thrown a bomb in the middle of my family. Cameron and jake used to be so close, and now... I mean, cameron knows he was wrong and he apologized to his brother, but how is jake supposed to forgive that? He will. I mean, jason's been exonerated, and the more time that goes by, the more everyone will heal. They will. You'll see.
[ Chuckles ] I used to hate your relationship with jason, the hold you had on him, the way he would always be there for you at the expense of everything and everyone. But this is why you never doubt him. You always come through for him. What you and jason have is -- it's real, it's powerful, and I respect that. I'm grateful you stood by him. So, thank you. I really appreciate your apologizing to me. It's really hard to admit when you're wrong. I'm terrible at it.
[ Laughs ] Jason's not the only one who understands. You're grieving for the man you loved, and I wish I didn'T... but I know what that feels like. So...where do we start?
[ Chuckles ] Start with your gloves. What's wrong with my gloves? They just need a little attention.
My secret nearly killed you. Give yourself a break. What he said. Listen, the worst is over with, right? I mean, peter is gone. Cyrus is gone. I'm getting better. My dad is still my father. No offense. None taken. And this hotshot doctor here is back to being my annoying big brother.
[ Monitor beeping ] All is right in the world. Listen to the kid. No more guilt. In fact, there's really only one thing left to say. Judge carson: There two charges against you. Given that the intended victim, franco baldwin, was not injured, I'm dismissing the charge of attempted murder. However, there is still the matter of the assault on dante falconeri. Alexis davis, for the aggrAvated assault on dante falconeri, I sentence you to three years in pentonville. are
[ Sighs ] You okay? Yeah. I was just... remembering some of the details of my hearing. Yeah, good times. Diane was both surprised and pleased at how light my sentence was, but she made a point of telling me that judge carson was all over the place with her rulings. Apparently. Do you know that she dismissed my attempted murder charge? She did what? Yeah. I almost killed dante falconeri. Huh. You didn't get that same treatment, did you? That'd be a no.
[ Sighs ] Could that have been any more awkward? Yeah, I could have punched brando in the face again. Hey, no, tj. You're not still hung up on that, are you? I get why it happened. I've made peace with it, but I could do without being reminded of it. Yeah, fair enough. But, hey, I mean, look at us. We've all moved on. And, like, moved on, moved on. You even have the mug to prove it.
[ Laughs ] You okay? I thought you said you were done with the morning sickness. I am. Then why do you need fresh air? I don'T. Okay, uh, so now I'm really confused. Things seemed a little tense in there. I thought maybe you could use the out? Ah! Well, y-you thought right. Thank you. You're welcome.
[ Laughs ] A-and sorry for opening my big mouth about the baby. I-I know I put -- I put you on the spot there. A little. I'm just excited. A little boy or a little girl that we made together? If I could hire a skywriter, I would. When cyrus's men were about to shoot me up with that drug, I was really wishing I'd gotten into this boxing stuff. Would have come in handy. Well, for somebody with zero training, you held your own pretty good. Says the guy who came to my rescue and saved my life. With a little help, you're gonna be great. Do you ever take a compliment?
[ Sighs ] You ready for this?
[ Sighs ] I'll take that as a no. Alright. We're gonna start with, uh -- we're gonna start with some footwork, okay? No, no. No. No.
[ Laughs ] Not that footwork. We're -- it's -- it's called step and drag. Step and drag. Yeah, step and drag. Okay. Okay. Turn around this way. Alright, put your hands up here. Now we're going to go left foot and then drag, ready? Left, drag. There you go. Step, drag.
[ Laughs ] Now we're gonna go backward. Step backward. Drag. There you go. You got it. Yay! Gold star for me. No stickers? No, I left them at home. Bummer. So, go ahead and ask me. Ask you what? What else I've been putting off that I really want to do. For so long your life is one thing, and then all of a sudden, it's something else. Yes, the before and after. Your world was just flipped on its head, and -- and you have to keep going, right? You -- you have to go to work, you have to get groceries, make doctor's appointments for the kids. Yeah, everything we did before, except when we lay down at night, he's not there.
[ Sighs ] Yeah. Nights are tough. Mornings are the worst for me. I haven't had a decent cup of coffee since Sonny died. Mm.
[ Sniffles ] He brewed the first pot every morning, and he would leave it there for me. And I just sometimes wonder, you know, when I'm able to make a cup for myself that tastes right, is that when I'm finally letting go of the grief? Or for the rest of my life, will that first sip bring me immeasurable pain? I don't know. I-I don't know. And I certainly don't know what the rest of my life looks like without Sonny, 'cause I'm afraid to look... so I just, um, stay present and keep looking straight ahead. It's like walking a tightrope. Yeah. It's okay if we don't look down, but if we do... we can't fall. We're not allowed.
Shawn: I've highlighted all of carson's cases. Did you find the same thing that I did? Seems she goes easier on white defendants than people of color. For similar crimes. Alright. There's a pattern. Okay, so carson's biased, rules more harshly when the defendant is someone of color. There's got to be something that can be done about this. You know, last night, when I finally had a moment to exhale, I, um... I realized this experience, as traumatic as it was, it showed our true colors as a family. In a way... you getting sick brought us closer together. You're welcome.
[ Both chuckle ] You can joke all you want, but it highlighted how much we mean to each other. We pulled together. We showed a little love, a little grace, and we supported each other in a way that I don't think we ever had before. All of which you were very, very much a part of.
[ Sighs ] I'm just really proud. You know, when violet came into my life, I started to have an idea about what "family" means. But now, after this... it's not just an idea. Now I know. What do you think? We're in this together. Oh, a-absolutely. Absolutely, I... I just -- I don't feel like I can say anything, because -- let's face it -- I'm the big winner here. Right? We love each other, and I'm secure in that. And I can't tell you if or when you should tell chase. All I can tell you is that I'll be waiting for you... and I'll be waiting as long as it takes. I guess I relate to your coffee thing, except for with me, it's desserts. You have a sweet tooth?
[ Chuckling ] Well, kind of, but not like franco'S. Lucky for him, we had a baker in the house. Aiden would make him whatever he wanted, things he didn't even know he wanted. Cookies and cakes and flan, you name it. Flan? Wow.
[ Chuckling ] Yeah. And every night when I'd come home, there'd always be one left for me. Franco would save the last piece for me. I know it's not some grand gesture, but... it's like the coffee. Yeah. But aiden picked up on it. He's been doing a lot of baking since franco died. It's therapy for him. That's good. And now when he bakes a batch of whatever, he always sets aside one piece for me. It's really sweet, but it makes me miss franco so much, and I do everything I can to not burst into tears.
[ Breathes sharply ] That's why it's good coming here alone. You get to cry as hard and for as long as you want, and you can tell him how you really feel. I tell you, when I visit Sonny, I give him an earful, you know?
[ Chuckles, sniffles ] And then I go home. And you keep your eyes up. It was really good seeing you. It was good seeing you, too. Jason: You seem, uh -- you seem good. L-lighter.
[ Laughs ] In the face of my huntington's diagnosis, you mean? I mean, just in general. Good. Hm. Well, it's not like I'm okay with what's waiting for me. I'm horrified, actually. But at the same time, I don't know -- maybe it's denial, maybe it's shock, but all I keep seeing around me are possibilities. Like -- like what? Like my mom, for instance -- we -- we've had a terrible history, and that's putting it lightly, but now we're getting along better than we ever have. And we're not the kinds of people that say the words, you know? I'm not sure she ever would if I wasn't diagnosed. But she did? Mm-hmm. And she's not the type of person to just say something to say it, to be kind.
[ Chuckles ] She's incapable of that. Come to think of it, I might be, too. It's not necessarily a bad thing. Having the genetic marker for huntington's is devastating, but it's -- it's also weirdly freeing, like having your whole perspective shift about what you have time for and what's just not worth it. Like all this crap between me and my mom. Yeah, it's, uh, it's definitely not worth it. The fact that I have a mom who, as difficult as she is, I really love, and who really loves me -- so worth it. That's what I want to put my efforts into. And my career. Not for the money or the prestige, but because I really enjoy it. There may not be a medical solution for me, but there are medical solutions for a lot of other people, and it feels really good to be able to give them that. Why are you looking at me
[Laughing] Like that? Like -- like what? Like I've transformed into some pollyanna. I am not a pollyanna. Mm. I know you're not. There are a lot of selfish things I want to do with my new perspective, things that make me happy.
[ Sighs ] Things that make me feel really good.
Do a dollop, do do a dollop oh, he's back! We won't run out again. Finally. Now we can eat.
so, are you and molly and tj friends? Uh, we used to be. But not anymore. What happened? And feel free to tell me to mind my own business. Uh, no. Uh, molly and i slept together one night. She thought she and tj were done. Um. Anyway, uh, it all kind of blew up. I hope that doesn't bother you. I'm furious. Brando, I'm kidding.
[ Both laugh ] Okay. We both had lives before we...
[ Both laugh ] So we're -- so we're good? We're better than good. Even though my mom's staying in town? You -- you seemed kind of surprised. I guess I am. I mean, we haven't really talked about the future yet. Well, maybe we should talk about that now. That big exposť you were talking about -- we could contact the people who did it, tell them about carson's record, add it to the list. That's one way to look at it. Wouldn't the publicity be good? Maybe. Or we could have diane go in there quietly and put the squeeze on her. I mean, if carson is worried about her bias being exposed, maybe she'll rethink your sentence on appeal. Yeah, that's great for me, but what about all those others she's imprisoned? Keeping quiet does nothing for them. That's true. That's why we have to really make a big decision about this, shawn. Chase is worthy of loving someone and having that love returned. He deserves to know. I'm just so scared of hurting him -- to see that look on his face when he realizes it wasn't real. I wish I could do it for you... or at least do it together. You can'T.
[ Sighs ] And the longer I avoid it, the worse I'm making it, so... good luck, willow. Thanks. So, should we group hug or, uh, what?
[ Both chuckling ] I'd advise against standing up. You've been immobile long enough that your leg muscles would have atrophied. Yeah. Yeah, I figured. My hands are back in action, but my legs are still crazy numb. I'm gonna go check in with violet and gregory, but I'll be back. Need anything? No. No, I'm good, thanks. Yeah. You're perfect. Mm.
[ Monitor beeping ] See you later. I'll see you. So that numbness is sticking around, huh? Yeah. Guess I have to hold off a little longer on running laps. You'll do anything to avoid exercise, won't you? Just let me know when you feel the cold, alright? Yeah, sure. Whenever you're ready. Good. Have you ever been skydiving? Uh, no. Me neither. I really want to go -- and bungee jumping and glamping. Gl-glamping? Yeah, it's like camping, but without all the gross, dirty stuff. Your tent has electricity and a bed and a bathroom. So not like camping at all.
[ Breathes sharply ] A-and I want to ski the andes. Oh, you ski, huh? No, but I will. It's like all these things I've heard about that are so cool but I wouldn't have actually done, and now I not only want to do them, i need to do them. Well, then, you should. Oh, and I'm trading in my car and I'm getting a porsche. Hmm.
[ Chuckling ] What? That is a terrible, terrible idea.
[ Laughs ] And tonight's winning numbers are 18, 18 55, 39, 71, and 43 we won! Yes!
We have plenty of time to make a plan. Let's just order breakfast and enjoy the morning. Deal? Are you putting me off? I'm a hungry pregnant woman who was told she could order whatever she wants.
[ Laughs ] Was that a lie? No, ma'am. No. I will, uh -- I'll go get the waitress. Thank you.
[ Sighs ] Kind of feels like the calm before the storm, doesn't it? Life's about to get crazy, with your residency and me studying for the bar. We've got this. Oh, I know.
[ Chuckles ] There's nothing we can't get through if we face it together. Nothing. Ms. Lansing-davis, right? Alexis davis is your mother? Yes, and you're, uh... you presided over my mother's sentencing. Judge...? Carson. I honestly hadn't thought about anything beyond the initial research, which is why we have to figure out a way to handle this so it doesn't make life worse for you. You really think judge carson would try to get revenge or something?
[ Scoffs ] More like try to stop it before it even gets started, so whatever we do, we have to do it quickly, before carson gets wind of it. Chase, do you have a m-- what's wrong? It's my legs. I can't walk. Elizabeth: I miss you... every day, all the time. There's not a time I don't miss you. I know it's not your fault
[Sniffles] But I'm so angry.
[ Crying ] And I tell myself it's all about peter... and, I mean, it is. He's a sick human being. But my grief, my anger -- it's so much bigger than that.
[ Sniffles ] It's about all the things we'll never have, all the moments we were looking forward to. I know -- I know I have to turn it around, be [Sniffles] Thankful for the things that we did have, the moments we shared, the fun times, and all that time we got together.
[ Sighs ]
[ Sniffles ] Maybe someday I'll get there. But I'm just not there yet.
[ Breathes sharply ] It hurts so much.
[ Sniffles ] Um, excuse me. Oh, what? What? We -- we talked about this, britt. You're an awful driver. "Awful" is a little harsh. Well, n-no. You drive too fast. You're way too aggressive. You're always honking the horn, flashing the lights, changing lanes. Can you just pick a lane? Like, pick a lane. Wh-- oh, my gosh.
[ Chuckling ] Wh-- what? Why are you laughing? You are funny. I'm funny? Yes. You're supposed to be this symbol of freedom and rebellion -- "jason morgan, the man who answers to no one" -- but nobody has more rules than you. Listen -- the -- the 10-hour rule, the stay-the-speed-limit rule, the don't-change-the-lane rule. Okay, I'm not like that when, uh, I'm by myself on the road. Oh, sure you're not. It's different when you're a fugitive. Well, guess what? We're not fugitives anymore. So am I gonna be sad if I get a little ding in my fancy, new car? Not at all. As long as that engine runs, I'm gonna drive that baby as fast as I can. I just want to have a good time. You remember what that is? A good time? Vaguely.
[ Chuckles ] Top down, wind in my hair. Oh, so, what, now -- now it's a convertible? Obviously. Maybe I'll take you for a ride, if you're not too scared. Speed doesn't scare me. Even with me behind the wheel? I said you were an awful driver. I didn't say you were unsafe. Oh, I am definitely unsafe.
[ Footsteps approach ] Carly: Jason. We need to talk about the novak situation.
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