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¬†Hello, friend. Oh, curtis. I didn’t know you were going to be here. Yeah, kevin called and explained that he had a patient emergency. Yes, yes, he did, and we talked about it and I’m fine with it. I don’t doubt. But I know memorials can be hard, so I just wanted you to know that, uh… you know, I’ll be here for you, assuming you don’t object. Oh, no, not at all. I mean, I’m fine to do this solo, but, um… I’d much rather do it with a friend at my side. Hey. Hey. Phyllis and I, we’re gonna have a-a shot in memory of luke. You want to join us? Uh, no. I’m good, thanks. You sure? Yeah. What are you — you keeping tabs on me, or what? No, I saw frank outside. Figured you were in here. Look, I know how important luke was to you. He was important to me, too. He was lulu’s dad. Ahh. You know what? Um… I know you can’t be with lulu because she’s in a coma, but I can be with carly, so I think we should be together when we…say goodbye to her uncle luke. Hi, honey. Oh, look at you. I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t bring myself to wear black. Oh. Luke would hate that. He would. Thanks for meeting me ’cause I don’t think I could — I couldn’t get through this memorial without you by my side. I was just sitting here thinking about uncle luke, and, um… …how he always called me “caroline.” He insisted on it, and not because he was trying to make fun of me. It was a reminder that he knew exactly who I am, and to never forget where I came from. I’m sorry. My gosh, it’s — you know, how are you? Luke was your big brother. Well, I’m a little wobbly. But just like when aunt ruby died, we will get through this together. That’s right. I hate that lucas has to work. He should be here. You named him after luke. Yeah, well, I think your brother hasn’t quite gotten over losing wiley, and I think working is easier for him than facing his family. Yeah, but we need him, too. You know I need you by my side. But something tells me that my bright, beautiful, incredibly brave daughter might need me even more. More than you know, mom. More than you know. Laura, hello. Felicia, anna, hi. Hi. Thank you, sweetheart. Thank you, thank you. Anna: Oh, this is lovely. Lovely setup, laura. It’s very — very luke. Ah, you should really be saying that to tracy quartermaine. This is her event. I’m just here to pay my respects and to see my friends. Okay. I keep half expecting luke to just show up. You know?

[ Chuckles ] The man was a legend. Yes. In so many ways. Well, thank you both for coming. Please, help yourself to a drink. I don’t know where tracy is right now. Okay. Thank you. Mm-hmm. Okay, sounds good. Hey, mother. How are you? I’m better now that you’re here. I was so sorry to hear about luke. Thank you, ava. Have you talked to lucky and ethan? Are they gonna make it? Unfortunately, they’re not. There was an outbreak of cholera in the village where lucky is volunteering, so for him to come home, he would have to quarantine in africa for two weeks. But tracy is having another memorial in amsterdam in a few weeks, so actually, ethan and lucky will both be at that. That’ll be nice for lucky and ethan to have each other, just like I’m here for you now. Thank you, sweetheart. Hello, grandmother. Spencer. How are you? Oh, I’m happy to see you. Esme sends her sympathies. She’s interning at spring ridge tonight, but I’m here for you. Thank you so much. Well said, spencer. Tonight, we are indeed all one family, despite our differences. Oh, luke. In life, he always cast a-a large shadow. To die in such a random accident just doesn’t have the sense of poetic beauty one would have expected of him. Get out of here, victor. And take your burly doberman with. Oh, johann isn’t here only for me. He’s here for all of us. Luke may be dead, but he has a long list of enemies, and they are all still very much alive. Tracy? Is that what I think it is? Yeah. Luke. I know you want to be with carly. And I know it’s hard, but she has asked for space. You — you have to respect that. Carly moved out. How much time does she need? Luke is her uncle, my old-time friend, and you know what? We should be together. We lost, what, almost a year of our lives? We can’t get that time back. What do you think luke would do to just have a couple seconds of that time back? I’m not wasting any more time.


Tracy, are you okay? Would you like me to call ned?

[ Scoffs ] You don’t think I’m capable of calling my son myself? And why wouldn’t I be okay? I’m holding luke in a jar. Everything is peachy keen in my life. I’ll see you inside. Wait. Alexis, I’m sorry. I — I didn’t mean to snap at you. You’re having a hard time. I understand. Do you? Because I wouldn’T. Not after what I did to you. You know you don’t belong here, victor. And luke would be the first to tell you that, so get out. Alas, luke is silent and likely to remain so. I’m sure mac would be happy to send a patrol car over to have you removed from the boat. Calling the police commissioner? Isn’t that a bit of an overreach? Not when it’s my husband. Curtis: Ask yourself, victor, do you really want to escalate? The time to tap out is before things get broken. Uncle victor, a gentleman shouldn’t stay when he’s been asked to leave. Oh, spencer. You are so right. Johann, we’re leaving. Oh, uh… do give luke my best. Hopefully, you can tell him yourself, in person. The sooner, the better.

[ Chuckles ] You know, so much of my history with luke, it’s so dark. You know our story. Our dad was an alcoholic, beat my mother. And then when mama died, luke and I, we just took off. We went to florida to be with dad’s sister, aunt ruby. Oh, I loved that woman. She did the best she could. But honestly, luke and I raised each other as much as she did. And then when I came back to port charles and luke followed me — you know, it was like a second chance for us to make something of ourselves. And you did it. A nursing degree, a career, a family. You should be so proud of yourself. I’m extremely proud of you, mom. Thank you, honey. But if I managed to survive, maybe even thrive here, it was because I always knew that my big brother had my back. You know, I was the one who recruited luke to come back to port charles. Now, granted, my plan to break up scotty and laura so I could have scotty all to myself…

[ Laughs ] …Wasn’t exactly noble, but I called luke to come and help me and he came running, just like he always did. And I don’t know what I’m gonna do next time I need luke’s help. Hey. You’re gonna call me. Look at me. You’re gonna call me or lucas or josslyn or michael, and we’re gonna come running. Okay. That’s a two-way street, you know? I know. And I got the rest of my life to grieve for my big brother. Meanwhile…my daughter is living in a hotel, trying to figure out how to save her marriage. Carly, talk to me. Well, that’s the thing, mom. I don’t know if there’s a marriage left to save. You may have lost time while you were in nixon falls, but you were not alone. Nina is not the problem. She is to carly. Why? She — come o– you’ve got to see that. You’ve got to see that. She’s got to know that it’s over between you and nina, and the fact that you got on that witness stand and said that you weren’t a victim, that doesn’t help things. It is over for me and nina. Okay. What do I have to do to prove to carly so she can give me a chance? Scott, what are we doing here? We left the courthouse and the idea was to go to the haunted star for luke’s memorial. Yeah, well, you know what? You got an invitation. I’m gonna have to crash that thing, so I’m gonna need a couple of cocktails to do that. And if anybody’s boohooing over luke, I won’t care. Look, if you ever loved laura, I strongly advise against it. Yeah, I know you hated the guy, and you probably had your reasons, but come on, let’s just go. You know, if life was a horse race, it’d be neck and neck as to who I hate more — luke spencer or sonny corinthos. Well, guess what. You win by a photo finish.


I don’t know I-if you know or not, but I own this bar, and nobody comes in here and insults luke spencer. Hey, uh, robert, I got an idea. Why don’t you take scott here to the memorial? Hey, that’s sounds good to me. Come on, bud. Let’s go. I’m not going anywhere until I have a couple of drinks, so why don’t you take daddy here and vamoose?

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Go ahead. You go ahead and go without me.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Yeah? You sure about that? Yeah, you — uh, laura — you should be with laura. I know. I want to be there for laura, but hey, hey. Remember, this is about luke, okay? Yeah. Yeah. You know what, phyllis? Why don’t you give these two… gentlemen, uh, whatever they want to drink, on my tab. I don’t think so. We buy our own drinks. You thought you scored a touchdown at the hearing for nina, didn’t you? Come on, scott, don’T. Let’s — let’s go. Let’s go to the metro court. I’ll, uh — I’ll buy the drinks, eh? You know, I-I kind of feel bad for carly, you know? But if — if somebody asked me if it made my day that you got caught stepping out on your wife… don’t put your finger on me….you know what I’d say? I’d say that’s a big fat “yes.” And what are you gonna do? I said, don’t put your finger on me like that.What are you gonna do? What are you gonna do? What am I gonna do? What are you gonna do? Come on. Are you and sonny really at a point of no return? I don’t know. I don’t know. I-I mean, the man who disappeared over a year ago is not the man who came back to me. Well, losing his memory and — and living as another man was bound to change sonny. I get that, mom. I do, but in the past, even after sonny and i would have a knock-down, drag-out fight, I never doubted that sonny loved me. And now you do? Yeah. I mean, sonny refuses to acknowledge that what nina did to us was awful. He refuses to acknowledge the damage and the hell she put me and my family through for her own selfish reasons. Sonny claims that I come first in his life, and I told him the way he could prove that to me was to kick nina to the curb. And he won’t do it. I don’t know. Maybe he can’t do it. And that’s a deal breaker for me. I mean, if sonny can’t put me and my family first, then all of his promises mean nothing. With victor mercifully gone, we can focus on the celebration of luke’s life. Yes. You really are shameless. You’ll use anything, even luke’s death, to try to make yourself out to be the good guy. Spencer, can we drop this, please, for one night? Laura, I’m gonna do you a favor and I’m gonna take these two guys out of here. I don’t want to go anywhere with him. Let’s go. Let’s go. Too bad. Are you okay? Honestly, I — I could use some fresh air. Well, luckily we’re on a boat, a boat with several decks to choose from. Let’s go. Mm. I feel like, uh, luke would have enjoyed all this chaos. Oh, yes. 100%. The only thing he would have loved more is if somebody would have punched victor cassadine in his smug face. Ooh, I was so close. I really just…

[ Chuckles ] Robert: Okay, look. Emotions are running rather high at the moment. Let’s all go to our respective corners. He’s right. Aren’t you all honoring someone’s memory tonight? You know what, phyllis? You’re absolutely right. In memory of luke, I’m gonna teach scotty a lesson. Alright, then shut up and fight. Is there a problem here, mr. Corinthos? Oh, oh. There it is. Same old story. The stooge does all the fighting for you, chicken. Back off. It’s about time I teach this guy a lesson. Hey, hey. Hey, you two, now listen. I am the D.A. Yeah? You don’t want to be doing this in front of me. Then get lost. Phyllis: Sonny. I’m asking you as my friend, please stop this now. Oh, wow. Look what we’ve just walked into. Oh, man. The cassadines. Just what we need. It’s the mob boss vs. The ambulance chaser. Oh, it’s too bad luke spencer isn’t here. He was just crass enough to enjoy this kind of thing. Who are you calling crass? Who are you calling an ambulance chaser? Hey, baldwin. What do you say? I think I hate him more than I hate you. I’m in. Alright, it’s time you two were taught a lesson. Gentlemen, stop it now!


Guys! Guys! Sonny corinthos!

[ Grunts ] Better? Definitely. Life sure has a lot of twists and turns, doesn’t it? Oh. Tell me about it. You know, luke and I were quite a team. He was a part of me, and I was a part of him. Must have been hard to let him go. Oh, well, he’s been gone for a long time. You know, not all at once. It was in stages. First we got separated, then we got divorced, and then he fell in love with tracy. And then I met kevin, thank god.

[ Sighs ] I mostly feel sad about the grandkids, you know? The only way they’ll know luke is from pictures and stories. And some of those stories will be true. Get in there, both of you. You know, I resent being treated like a wayward adolescent.

[ Sighs ] They don’t act like one, okay? You don’t get to tell me what to do, ava. Enough! Can you please, both of you, just set aside your differences for one night and think about somebody else?! You’re right. I should be focused on my mother, not me. With all due respect to grandmother’s loss, luke spencer was a grifter. He was a glorified con man. Luke spencer came from nothing and he made something of himself. People loved him, respected him, admired him. You came from everything. You have everything handed to you on a silver platter, and you throw it all away! Hey, where is everybody? Did I miss it? Oh, no. People just needed some time alone. They’re just walking around the boat. The memorial will start soon. Oh, okay. Good. And since we’re all here to remember luke, we should expect the unexpected, I think. Mm-hmm.[ Glass shatters ] What is that? I don’t know. Look, alexis, I know that if you had chosen to testify against me, I would be headed to trial and, quite possibly, to a stay at pentonville. And because you didn’t, I’m a free woman, and I get to come here and bid farewell. I did what I did for luke, because I know that he was better off with you than without you. I also did it for me, and I did it for you, because everyone deserves a second chance. Thank you. You’re welcome. Now, how about we go in there and get the party started? Oh, god. How do I sum up a life as complicated as luke’s? You can’T. But if you don’t do it, someone else will. I understand that lucy may be making an appearance, and she has a 42-page speech prepared. Oh, god. What are we waiting for? You want some?! Come on! Are you happy now? Yeah. I’m — I’m — I definitely feel better, yeah. Scott: So do I. So do I. Yeah, well… that’s what I get for trying to mediate. You got a hell of a right cross there, sonny. All the years of boxing. You did pretty good yourself. Yeah, thanks. Which one of you is gonna pay for the damages? Phyllis, I own the bar. I’ll make up the cost. No, no, no. I got this. I insist. I’ll pay for everything. No, you’re not, cassadine. I’ll pay. Oh, really? I heard you were as tight as a bad oyster with your money. Hey, everyone. Have we all forgotten there’s a memorial to attend? Frank? Let’s go. Hey, johann. Nice work. Looks like all those hours at the gym are paying off. You got a nice, fat bonus coming to you. Sonny: Look at victor laughing. I should have smacked him when I was — I’m gonna smack him right now. Hey! Enough. Carly is waiting. Yeah, carly’s waiting. Can’t disappoint carly. Never.


I wonder if we’ve missed something. Tracy, there you are. Hope I didn’t keep anybody waiting. Well, I guess we should get started. C-can — can you wait a minute? Why? Is someone trying to send us a message? Who brought in the giant tv? I don’t know. I didn’t order it. Well, it’s just, we heard a crash, and when we went to investigate, there was an envelope, and inside it was this flash drive along with a note. And all it said was, “play me.” Maybe lucky sent a video message from africa? He didn’t mention anything about that to me on the phone. Besides, he’s in a very rural area. I don’t think so. My money’s on luke. He always did want to have the last word. Yeah. I wonder if he had an inkling that this day was going to come sooner rather than later. So what do you want to do, tracy? This is your event. Well, if it’s from luke, I want to hear it.

Well [Chuckles]

We meet again. Oh, my god. Helena. Hey, robert. Do I look presentable? Uh, why would you start today?

[ Sonny chuckles ] Um, let’s go on board

the haunted star. You know what? Uh, I’m gonna wait for carly. Okay. Baldwin, you in? No, I don’t think so. I was at the luke and laura wedding. Yeah, I remember. Yeah, I caught that bouquet and got a black eye then, too.

[ Sighs ] See you on board. Alright.

D-did I surprise you all?

[ Chuckles ] It’s just like my grandmother to upstage a man at his own memorial.

If you are seeing me now,

it’s because I went first,

and luke spencer has finally

done the world a favor

by following me

into the great beyond. God, I hate that woman. Mm.

Oh, you’ll pardon me

if I gloat,

but I always told luke that

I would have the last word.

[ Chuckles ]

And now…

I am going to have it. Here she goes.

I always considered

luke a parvenu.

And since I’m sure

that none of you there

is familiar with that word,

let me explain.

A par-ven-u

is someone who has suddenly

reached a level of

unaccustomed power and wealth,

but has not yet gained

the prestige and dignity

associated with it.

[ Scoffs ]

Luke was a

cheap, tawdry rhinestone,

even though he fancied himself

a diamond in the rough.

Oh, the truth is,

luke spencer was always

destined to lose in the end.

But — thank you. Oh. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have heard enough out of that woman to last me a lifetime. Hear, hear. Yeah. Thank you. Carly,

let’s go.We’re already late. Why don’t you go ahead in? I-I’ll meet you in there. Are you sure? I’m sure, yeah. It’s okay. Okay. Um, I know I’m not your mother’s favorite person at the moment, but you’re here. I’m here. That’s all that matters, so… why don’t we go say goodbye to your uncle and my friend? Why don’t you go get in the car? Are you ready? What the hell happened to your hand? Luke happened.


You’re gonna have to go to G.H. After luke’s memorial and make sure you didn’t break any bones in your hand. No, it’s fine. It’s fine. I mean, you know what? The night wasn’t a total loss. Do you know why? Why? Believe it or not, scotty and I teamed up and ripped victor a new one. But let’s forget about that. We’re here for luke. Thank you all for coming to honor a man that we all loved. Well, I guess some of us loved him, and… some of us maybe hated him. But I — I bet that

[Clears throat] Most of us probably did both. And it doesn’t matter what we thought of him, the truth is that… …we’re never gonna forget him. So, a bit of business. Um, luke made me promise if this day ever came, that nobody… would call him a hero, or even a good guy, for that matter. No danger of that. So he was just luke — a walking, talking contradiction. He was cruel, and then he would turn around and dazzle you with his kindness. He was cunning, and yet caring. He was generous at the same time as impossibly, impossibly selfish. He brought out the best and the worst in all of us. And I think, ultimately, I think he changed us, every one of us… …forever.


Ahh. Well, luke, I hope you’re enjoying yourself over there at your beloved haunted star. All the people singing your praise, including my wife that you stole from me 40 years ago. Eh.

[ Groans ] But, spencer, you’re dead and gone. I’m still standing. So you lose, you son of a bitch. Well, luke, I did it. I got through the speech. I think they appreciated it. Now it’s just you and me. I have no words. Well, so long, luke spencer. What… oh. [ Sighs ] Hey, laura? Hi. I know it’s not the right time, but I, uh — I got some, uh — I got an update on the warning that cyrus gave you. Okay, we’ll talk later. Alright. Honey? Are you sure you don’t want to join us? Oh, avery and donna have really been looking forward to their sleepover with you. I don’t want to crash the party. Okay. It’ll be lovely to be surrounded by all of that youth and joy. And maybe I won’t miss my big brother so much. I’m gonna go. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] Curtis, thank you so much for coming. I could hang out a little longer, if you’d like. No, you’ve got a club to run, and I have a life to get on with. I just want you to know that I’m here whenever you need me. Thank you. I know you are. Well, this was a fitting send-off for luke, don’t you think? I mean, the man was a rogue and a rascal. You know I do have a soft spot for rascals. I can’t stop thinking about the way victor left. I mean, he was so angry, even hurt. And you know what they say — a wounded tiger’s twice as dangerous. Sonny and scott fought on the same side? Who would have ever thought?

[ Chuckles ] Well, I guess they hated victor cassadine more than they hated each other. Good point. Up she goes! Well, if you won’t let me pay for the damage, at least let me offer you a more conventional transaction. Give me a bottle of your top-shelf napoleon brandy, please. Oh, and, uh, a couple of glasses. That’ll be $55. Mm-hmm. There we go. $100. Keep the change. Part of my apology. Well, here’s to you, luke spencer, champion of port charles. I should just tell you, the good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise. Cheers. Hey, scotty. Whoa. What happened to you? I caught the bouquet. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but do you need a ride home?

[ Chuckles ] I can be the designated driver. I deserved that. Uh, actually, there’s one thing I have to do first. Laura? Tracy. Very, very moving speech. Um, I have something that… was a keepsake of luke’s that I think really belongs to you. If that’s the ice princess, I want no part of that thing.

The ice princess? The actual cassadine diamond? That thing has never done anyone any good. Please throw it in the sea when you scatter luke’s ashes. Yeah, I can’t do that. Hey, are you disappointed? I wouldn’t mind seeing it. Maybe holding it, just once. No. Trust me, that thing never did anybody any good. I won’t argue with you, grandmother, not tonight of all nights. Thank you for being here tonight. I know that you would rather be with your friends, but — no, of course. I-I wanted to be here for you. I knew that tonight was going to be difficult for you. Once all of this bad stuff is over, I hope that I can make you proud of me. I’m proud of you now. Oh, boy. Let’s go home, okay? Goodbye, my love. Jennifer smith?

[ Sighs ] Luke… are you out there? Be ready for whatever life throws your way.

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