General Hospital Transcript Tuesday 7/13/21
Episode #14741 ~ Laura tries to bolster Nikolas. Sonny waits for news. Scott has a big announcement. Maxie looks to Nina for advice. Trina defends Ava.
Provided By Suzanne
Whoa-oh-oh whoa-oh-oh oh, good afternoon. Today's the big day. Very shortly, the quartermaines will come together to vote me out as ceo of the family company. Yeah, that's the plan. Well, who will I be congratulating as my successor, michael? You or ned? You're gonna leave port charles? It's my only option. You need to calm down and stop being so extreme. All you have to do is follow the plan and we can make this work. No, we can'T. Monica is already snooping around, threatening to tell my parents that I'm losing it. And I don't know. Maybe I am. I don't trust myself anymore. I can't keep going with this lie. Hello, austin. Austin: Hello, scott. So, you're a doctor. You delivered maxie's baby in the woods. I once delivered a baby in a snowbank. You don't say. Yeah. So now you -- you work at G.H. You are a man of many talents, aren't you? You have no idea. Well, my -- my girlfriend's a doctor, too. However, you know, sometimes there might be very sensitive matters that it would be nice to talk to a guy. So, you see, now I can get some free doctor advice from you. Certainly. Quid pro quo. I can count on you for free legal advice? No. Listen, once we make this move, you're gonna make so much dough, hell, you won't even need a job. Hey, nina. Hi, Mike. It's so good to hear your voice. And I'm sorry that it took me so long to return your call. Oh, I know you're -- you're a, you know, big-time magazine editor, and you're probably spending a lot of time with your grandson. How is he? Oh, he's absolutely adorable. I spent this morning with him, and I spend as much time with him as I possibly can. But you know what? Enough about me. How are things in nixon falls? Uh...you know. It's good. Are you sure? 'Cause last time I talked to phyllis, I got the feeling that something was wrong. Uh, w-why don't you come check it out for yourself? Phyllis misses you. I miss you. I miss you, too, Mike. So is there any, you know -- do you have any idea when you think you're gonna come to nixon falls? Um, I hope you don't mind, but can we just talk about that later? I just called to let you know that I think about you all the time and we'll talk again soon, okay? Count on it.
[ Sighs ] Okay. Look at that. Smitten kitten. Alright, Ava, stop it! No, I mean it. I'm just glad you look so happy. At least one of us is.
[ Thud ] Ohh. Fancy meeting you here. Do you actually have a home, or are you living here in the park? It's not like you're not here all the time, too. Hard day's work? Yeah. I decided to help organize the gallery before the professional cleaners come in. Was it hard being there, considering what happened last time? You mean getting doused with fake blood? Gross, but ultimately harmless. Besides, I had to go back sometime. I'm trying to make things easier for Ava. That's my boss. Hmm. She's going through a really painful divorce. In fact, right now, she's moving out of the home she and her husband shared. Hmm. Oh, excuse me. So, the movers are here? I guess that means that...Ava's leaving. Nina invited her to crash with her at her old penthouse. Ava took a few suitcases there, and... the rest of her things are going to storage. I'm so sorry, nikolas. I tried to convince Ava to run away with me to cassadine island in greece. Told her we could take avery with us, but... she refused. My only chance to hold on to my marriage was to find the stalker. But do you think it was worth the risks you took?
You good? Yeah. What happened to your boss's marriage? I mean, why is she getting a divorce? Has to be a reason. Did something happen? Did she cheat? No, no. Ava loves her husband. But she's being stalked. All that fake blood that fell on me the night of my graduation party -- it was meant for her. The stalker wants her away from her husband. Why would the stalker care if she's married? I don't know. Why would he pour a bunch of fake blood on her? The whole thing is creepy. Ava was worried that something might happen to her daughter, avery, so she did what the stalker wanted and filed for a divorce. I don't think Ava and nikolas will ever be able to be together again. Tragic. Kind of like romeo and juliet. Let's hope it ends better than that. But with some crazy person after Ava, who knows? Look at you. I am so glad that you agreed to stay at my place. Thanks for having me. I didn't feel safe at the metro court. Big, public hotel, you know? But here, I know the doormen. They're practically family. They won't send anybody up who's a threat. I just -- I feel much less vulnerable here. Good. I'm glad I can help. And I don't think I'll be here long. Just until all this stalker craziness is over, and then I'll be gone. I'll be out of your hair. You'll have your place to yourself, and then you can invite your mystery man for a visit. Hey, you hear from the doctor yet? No, not yet. We just went on a beautiful walk. The weather's just perfect. But even that couldn't take our minds off the new round of tests they did on lenny. I think all the waiting is making my ticker worse. Oh. Not funny. Well, you know what? Uh, have a seat, take some load off, and I'll get you some water or whatever you need. Stop. I'm just kidding. I feel fine. Though I appreciate you stepping in while I've been taking it easy. You know, lenny, I can't believe that you got a problem with your heart, 'cause... you got one of the biggest hearts that I know. Yeah. Thanks, Mike. I'm gonna go balance the books, hmm. I can do that if you want.
[ Sighs ]
[ Laughs ] The truth is, if I don't do something to distract myself, I'm gonna lose my damn mind. Okay, phyllis. You're a nurse. Do you have any idea what the test results are gonna say? How bad is it? Well, five minutes ago, I'm oohing and ahhing over how ridiculously cute bailey is in her crib, and now I come downstairs to the truly ridiculous business of elq. Of course, the irony of being the only reason the quartermaines are once again majority shareholders is because of bailey. Okay, okay, okay. Look, enough. J-just stop. Look, we all know that we can go round and round talking about our family drama, but that's not why we're here. We gathered all the family proxy votes. Now it's time to decide who's going to replace valentin. Assuming you can reach a consensus. Well, that shouldn't be hard. Look, if any of you are planning on voting for me, don'T. I want ned to be the new ceo of elq. Every time I drive over here to see bailey, I tell myself that it'll be the last. You know, from here on out, I'll be good and I'll keep my distance. But as soon as I leave, I'm thinking of excuses to come back. I know it's dangerous for her, but I have no willpower left. I know this is difficult for you, maxie. You have paid a tremendous price to keep bailey safe from peter. But just don't leave town yet, okay? Peter might be captured or even killed soon, and then you could bring your daughter home safely. I don't think I can hang on that long. It's too painful. Maxie. You know I will support you, whatever you decide, but do you really think you're in the right frame of mind to make such an important decision? You're so emotional right now. Understandably so. But you'd miss bailey so much. I can't bear to see you in any more pain. Maxie. Well, you are here again.
You don't have to say anything, monica. I'm on my way out. No, maxie, just wait. No, brook lynn, it's fine. Maybe you're right about me, that I do need help. Look, maxie, I'm not judging you. What's happening to you is just tragic, and I am worried about you. There's no shame in asking for help. Yeah, maxie. Listen to monica. Don't rush into anything. Say goodbye to bailey for me. Tell her I... just tell her I said "bye."
[ Sighs ] My god, this is so awful. Well, she needs help. At least she admitted that. Look, brook lynn, I know a thing or two about losing a child. The pain never, ever, ever goes away. You just have to learn to manage it. I'm so sorry for your loss. Yeah. Look, why don't you go say hi to bailey? I'm sure she'd like to see her mom. Michael, I appreciate the gesture, but what made you decide? Well, I thought long and hard about my priorities. I've got a son now and the rest of my family, plus I already have a job at aurora media with a large staff that relies on me. I can't abandon them or my other priorities to fully commit myself to elq. And, more importantly, ned, I think you're the best man for the job, and I know the rest of the family will vote you in. Well, first... I want to know what my wife thinks. I love the art of medicine, scott. I'm more than just the sum of my parts. I like to help people. It gives me purpose. So it's likely that I will continue to practice even if I don't need the paycheck it provides. Well, listen, that -- that's fine by me. Now, I mean, there's a lot of patients, you know, mal-malpractice, it is my specialty. If I don't -- I just don't understand the energy here in port charles. Not one of my patients back in pautuck even considered suing me -- not one. Well, there's always a first time for everything, especially when people get wind of what you're about to do to the most powerful family in this town. I've known lenny's cardiologist for years. He's practically a town fixture. But after lenny finished getting all those tests run, dr. Ford didn't have much to say. I'm an experienced nurse. Usually I can tell good news from bad, but I couldn't read between the lines. Ahh. Maybe the doctor didn't have a chance to look at the test results yet. Yeah, it's probably something simple like that. I'm sure lenny's meds have helped him. He seems a lot better, right? Absolutely. On our walk...I could barely keep up with him.
[ Both chuckle ] Now, tell me. Did nina ever call you back? Yeah, we -- we had a great call, except for the part where, uh, I lied to her. You know, I was away from crimson a lot longer than I intended, and I have so much work that I have to catch up on. And all my free time is dedicated to wiley. So, no, I do not have time for Mike to come here and visit me. You know, I'm confused. I-I thought you really loved nixon falls. Aren't you ready to go back to pennsylvania? I'm not ready to leave wiley. It must be really hard for you, being apart from avery. Yeah. I think about her every minute. I just have to focus on the fact that she's happy with her sisters and safer with me keeping my distance. Yeah. So is there any new news about the investigation into your stalker? No. It's gonna take awhile before they catch him, if they ever catch him. Oh, so that leaves you living apart from nikolas. Let's move on to a happier topic, okay? Like your new man, and why don't you tell me the real reason you don't want him to move here or at least come for a visit?
[ Grunts ] Oh, I see you're one of those. One of those what? An ostrich person, always looking down, hoping to find something better on your phone instead of what's right in front of you.
[ Scoffs ] Gee, I'm sorry for my bad manners, but my friend joss doesn't think you're real again. You know, since you failed to show up on the fourth of july. She thinks you're a figment of my imagination, like I'm jan from "the brady bunch" and you're my very own george glass. Who? You don't watch classic sitcoms? No. Okay, then. Well, I'm gonna do what jan brady couldn'T. What are you doing? Well, I'm more than just an ostrich person. I'm also a selfie person. Come on. Let's show joss that you're real. No. No selfies. Knowing that Ava's a launch ride away, it's killing me. It's all that I can do to not go to her right now. I know, but what would that accomplish? I think you have to honor her wishes and stay away. What if doing what the stalker wants only emboldens him to ask for more and he becomes more threatening? How long are we supposed to be his puppets? Months? Years? How can I sit in this empty, echoing house and sit and wait to see what the hell happens next?! I think we may be able to find this stalker sooner than you think, okay? I have an update on this investigation.
G, I just want to make myself very clear. If running elq is going to push you further away from me, then I will turn this down, because you are much too important to me, and I don't want to destroy the progress that we've made toward getting back together. Ned. My problem was never with the job. It was with how far you were willing to go for business. I mean, you completely turned your back on your daughter. And now I am willing to turn my back on elq to make up for that. We split up. Brook lynn left town. I mean, I-I think you did your penance. And for what it's worth, I-I agree with michael. I think that you are the best man for the job, assuming that you can keep it in perspective. I will. Olivia, I promise you I will. And after I prove myself, maybe, just maybe you and i can try again. We'll see. One day at a time. You lied to nina? That doesn't sound like you. Did you claim you're not missing her? No, we got all that out in the open. I-I told her that I-I missed her, and -- and then she said she missed me. Did she mention when she's coming back? Uh, no, we didn't get that far, 'cause some-- I don't know, she had to get off the phone. You know, I'm just hoping she gets home soon. So what was the lie? Well, nina asked me if everything is -- is okay in nixon falls, and that's the part where I lied, 'cause I told her everything was fine. And we both know that's not the truth. Why haven't you told nina what's going on with lenny? Ava, I told you before, me and Mike do not have a future in port charles. Why? Why are you so convinced of this? Because I just have too much history here, okay? You know, the best thing about living in nixon falls is that almost no one knew me. But here, I'm always running into old boyfriends, reminded of my mistakes. There, I could be a new person. I could be happy. No one was hurting me. Not to mention, you didn't have to deal with carly. Oh. She still felt a need to come after me in nixon falls. Oh, god, how so? Oh, because she had this weird idea that I was going to go to court and fight for visitation rights with wiley. And then she said -- she warned me that she was gonna dredge up every horrible thing I ever did in my life so the fight would be as ugly as possible. Hmm. And so how are things with carly now that you're back?
[ Doorbell rings ] Oh, it's like, cordial but guarded. You know? She seems to want to give me a chance, for now. Nina? I need your help. Please. Nikolas: The police have a lead? Yes, they have analyzed the boot print that was left behind at the gallery. Turns out it's a hiking boot made by a very small american company. It's not online. It's only in a few specialty stores across the country, so I don't think it's gonna be very hard for them to find out who purchased it in that size. What if the guy paid with cash? One step at a time, okay? Right now, I'm very grateful that the police have a solid lead to follow up on, and let them follow up on it, okay? Don't intervene. Don't interfere with this. I-I really don't want to ever see you hurt like that again, and you will be if you keep taunting this guy. But now that the stalker has frightened Ava off, what is next? What if he targets somebody else that I love? What? I can't even take a picture with you? You're starting to make me think you really are hiding something. I'll take the photo on my phone. I'll add a cool filter to it, and then if I like it, I'll send it to you. I can't have unauthorized selfies floating around. There are a lot of words I'd use to describe you, but I never thought "diva" would be one of them. What? Not everyone's as careful about lighting and framing and retouching as I am. Oh, so you're one of
those people. Touché. I shouldn't have stereotyped you for texting. Can I buy you a snack from the stand to apologize? Oh, no. I had something on my way over from the gallery. How's the cleanup? Are the police any closer to finding the person who did that to you? Actually, they are. Really? What -- what do they know? Did they tell you anything? The investigators were going over the gallery again. I pretended to be working, but really I was listening in. What'd you hear? They found the guy's shoe print -- some sort of designer boot. They even have the size. Isn't that amazing?
When you say that you're worried that other people you love might be in danger, are you talking about spencer? Yes. Have you heard from him recently? You know spencer and I are estranged. Why would you think that I've heard from him?
[ Sighs ] Well, spencer and i talk regularly. He was actually on the amalfi coast the last time I spoke to him, and then he was headed off to some very far-flung places after that. Good. If the stalker decides to go after him, he won't be able to find him. You didn'T... say anything about this insanity to spencer, did you? Nothing specific. I did tell him that you were going through a rough time and it might be nice if he gave you a call. I'm very disappointed that he didn't reach out. I guess the boot is a pretty uncommon brand, so it's only a matter of time before the police track him down. Right. You must be relieved. Yeah, once they catch him, Ava and nikolas can call off their divorce. I didn't realize the time. I-I need to go. Why? Are you nervous my mom's gonna swoop in again and start asking questions? I didn't mind that at all. I sometimes wonder what my mom would be like if she was still alive. Oh, man. I can't imagine not having my mom around. I'll keep an eye out for you next time I'm at the park. Or you could just call me and make a plan. That would take the spontaneity out of it. I love a good surprise. I'm not afraid of how what we're about to do is going to affect me professionally. My work speaks for itself. Well, I-I don't know about that, but you're about to make a lot of enemies today. I mean, you're making a move on michael corinthos, so there could be a price to pay. I'm perfectly comfortable with that. Okay, then. You ready? Yeah, I've been ready for this for a long time. Nina has so much going on in her life. I didn't want her worrying about lenny. She should be enjoying her time with their grandson. Yeah, phyllis, nina's a smart woman. She's already suspecting. She -- she even asked me flat-out. I didn't want to say anything 'cause it's not my place. Sorry if I put you in a tough spot. You are a strong woman. You do everything for everybody else, but... who does anything for you? I know you're reluctant to talk about this, but you're gonna have to. I-I-if not with me, with nina. I don't know if it's these new meds or if it's the fact that business is booming again, or maybe it's just that I'm still madly in love with my wife after all these years, but all of a sudden, I feel like I'm 20 again. Really? 20? Okay, maybe 30. 35, tops, hmm?
[ Chuckles ] I'm gonna head out. I need to do a final check at wyndemere. Hey. What's going on? When you left town, did that help you feel better, or did you just end up missing wiley more? What? Um... well, I thought about wiley every single day, but to be honest, yeah, it was a little easier knowing that he wasn't right across town and I still wasn't seeing him, plus I had other distractions. Why? Um... I-I'm thinking about leaving port charles. I would take james with me and georgie would stay with ellie and spinelli. Maxie, I don't think that our situations are comparable at all. You know, when I left port charles, I felt really alone. I was alone. Almost everyone in this town betrayed me, except for you. But you -- you have so many people who love you. You have your mom and mac -- and I love you. Do you really want to leave all that? No, no. But --
[ Sniffles ] But bailey is here, too. I don't understand. What does brook lynn's baby have anything to do with this? Okay, you know how I told you that brook lynn and i had sort of bonded during lamaze class? Well, I've been visiting bailey a lot. So much so that monica thinks I have a problem. Well, that's absurd, because if brook lynn doesn't have a problem with it, why should it concern monica? You know what? You want me to call her? I'll call her and -- no, no, please don't! The thing is, I have been visiting bailey too much. It has to stop. Congratulations, dad! Oh, thank god this is all working out after I messed everything up. All it took was one little baby to make things right. Right is relative. Valentin is still living here. Be nice, dad. He's actually really good with bailey, and my bodyguard, yuri, comes in handy every once in a while. I got to admit, valentin is very sweet with that little baby. Still, brook, I'm really sorry that you had to go through all of this. Well, all's well that ends well, right?
[ Clears throat ] I think we should just appreciate all the life that that child has brought into this family. You know, she -- she really is a gift. Oh, yeah, she's a gift. That's for sure. So, ned? Did you and, uh, olivia talk it out? You gonna accept the ceo role? Yes, with pleasure. Alright. In my mind, I'm just keeping the ceo seat warm so you can take over one day, and then maybe even wiley can take over from you. Olivia: Okay, okay. Before you two send wiley off to harvard business school, I'm gonna go check on leo. Well, are you ready to bow out gracefully? Absolutely. I mean, once all the votes are in. Oh, olivia. Listen, I get the feeling that you and ned are inching a little closer together. What is it with you quartermaines? You always love to rush things. Slowly. Monica, we're -- we're moving towards each other very slowly. But you love ned. I know you do. You also know that it's not that simple. Okay, it's not that simple. It's also not that complicated, so don't let anger steal any more time from you and ned than it already has. You know, I remember alan and i had the best times when we just opened up our hearts and let it all hang out. Sometimes, in my book, I think forgiveness is really sweet, almost as sweet as love.
I can't imagine how much you miss louise. Maxie, can you explain to me why visiting brook lynn's baby is so bad? Monica thinks that I need counseling, and maybe I do. Okay. I love counseling. There's no shame in asking for help. But may I ask you, what do you need help with? Whenever I'm with bailey, I can't bear to leave her. I want to hold her all the time. I want to be with her every hour of every day. Yeah. Yeah. You know -- you know that I have a troubled past with babies, right? So I'm saying this with all the love I have inside of me and all the care. Maxie... you do know brook lynn's baby is not your baby -- no! No, nina! I don't know that! That's why I think I need to leave port charles. Let's go out tonight. I'm gonna take you to the shadow lounge and we're gonna dance the night away. Well, I like the sound of that. That means you'd have to run the bar yourself. Go ahead. Go! Celebrate. Have fun. Ooh. Well, this calls for a new summer dress. I'm gonna run over to martha's shop and give her some business. I'll make sure to have my suit pressed and ready to go. Alright. I-I-I'll be fine, alright?
[ Door closes ] Dr. Ford. I was in the neighborhood. Thought I'd stop by. Consider this something like a house call. I'll -- I'll be I-in the back if you need me. I never expect spencer to call. I hurt my son deeply when I didn't tell him that I was alive. I never believed that he would stay angry this long. He adored you, and I know that deep down inside, he still does. What can I say? I miss my boy. I mean, you know, he's graduated now and he's traveling internationally. I mean, that makes him a man. Unfortunately, I think I'm the one that taught him how to hold on to a grudge, after I nurtured my anger at valentin for years. I so wish that spencer would come home to me. It'd make this situation with Ava at least somewhat bearable. Hey, Trina. Thanks for meeting me. Of course. I'm headed over to wyndemere, but I wanted to see what was going on with you first. I know it seems kind of silly, but I wanted to talk to you about a barback at the savoy. Oh. The one that talked you into going to your own party? Mm-hmm. We've run into each other a couple of times since then. He'S...interesting. Do you like him? Let's just say that maybe there are some perks to being drenched in fake blood.
[ Both chuckle ]
[ Glass clinking ] Valentin: Excuse me, everyone. Can I have your attention? I would like to bring this meeting to order, and I suggest we skip the formalities and head right to the vote. I second that motion. Yes, let's do this. Oh, no, no, no. You can't start the meeting yet. Scott. Who let you in? I know my way around this museum. If I didn't invite you, you are trespassing. I'm here on elq business. Can't begin this meeting unless all the quartermaines are present and accounted for.
I have to go before I do something that I'm gonna regret. Maxie. Maxie. You
aren't thinking about stealing bailey, are you? I don't know what I'm gonna do!
My heart is with her and it's beating inside of her! We are one! What do you
mean? Louise and bailey -- they're not the same baby. Listen, if you need help,
if you need help, maxie, I will get you help. You know I will. I love you. I
love you forever, and no matter what you say to me, nothing is going to change
that. But you need to talk to me right now. Are you thinking about stealing
bailey? I wouldn't be stealing! It would be bringing her home where she belongs!
Thank you for coming in person. I wish it were better news. What did the doctor
say about...lenny's heart? Does your friend have a name? Victor. No last name?
He hasn't told me. I barely know anything about him. Except that you're
interested. Mm-hmm. Yeah, but he's a little elusive. We keep running into each
other. He has my number. Maybe he'll call me. If he doesn't, he's a fool. How
are you? I heard they got a lead on the stalker guy from his boot. Yeah. I
suppose I'm supposed to feel hopeful, but honestly, everything just seems so
bleak right now. Do you want me to go to wyndemere with you, just to keep you
company? Oh, Trina, you're so sweet. Thank you. But no, no. I'm -- I'm fine. I
don't want you worrying about me. And when everything settles down, I want to
take you shopping to replace the clothes of yours that were ruined. Oh, you
don't have to do that, but it would be fun to have a girls' day out. Yeah. You
can tell me more about victor. Assuming I ever hear from him again. Oh, I think
you will. Good luck, okay? I'm rooting for you and nikolas to get back together
again and for that creep to be behind bars where he can never hurt anyone else.
I'm sorry I brought up spencer. I think I just managed to make you feel worse.
I'm fine. And I'm glad you tried to get spencer to call me. Your heart was in
the right place. Spencer: Father. Spencer? I'm home. Scott, what are you talking
about? All the quartermaines are represented, either by proxy or by their
presence here. Wrong, ned. Okay, scott, you seem to have all the answers. So
which family member's missing? That'd be me. I was missing. But I'm not missing
anymore. I'm right here. What are you even doing here? Brook lynn, do you know
this guy? I, uh... look, scott, I don't know what you're up to here, but this is
a family matter. Exactly. Did you have anything to do with this? Me? No, I'm
just as curious as you are. Okay, uh... no offense, but who the hell are you?
Well, I'm glad you asked that, michael. So let me introduce you -- if you don't
mind, scott, I'd like to take care of this myself. Oh, okay. Thanks. You're
michael, right? Yes. Nice to meet you. I'm austin. Austin gatlin-holt.
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