GH Transcript Monday, January 24, 2022

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Nurse.There he is! I stopped by to say hello — no curtis.

[ Smooches, chuckles ] Well, I was at, um, luke spencer’s memorial, and, um… gave me some food for thought. Care to share? Well, while I was sitting there, I was thinking about marshall’s cardiac incident and what it would have meant if he’d have died and if I’d thrown away the only time that I would have ever gotten to get to know him. Now? No time like the present. Hey, leo? Hold on just a second. Now that we are done eating, your mother and i would like to talk to you about something. Am I in trouble?

[ Both laugh ] No, honey, why would you think that? You’re wearing nice clothes, which means it’s an important day. Well…you’re right about that. Leo… we just want to tell you that we’re gonna have a wedding ceremony at the house in a few days. Why? Well — well, because, uh, you know, ’cause ned and i are already married, but we just wanted to have another wedding for our family and our friends. That’s right — to show our commitment as a family. And there’s another very important reason. Ned would like to officially adopt you… so that he could be your father. But you’re not my real father. Hey, maxie, it’s austin. Listen, I-I know I’ve said this before, but I’m gonna say it again. I would do just about anything to get your louise back to you, so to that end, maybe — could you just give me a call? We can coordinate about our trip to pautuck tomorrow. That’d be great. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne. Dr. Gatlin-holt. I didn’t mean to eavesdrop, but, whoops, I guess I did. Whoops. Do you want to join me for a drink and tell me what’s going on with you and maxie? Oh, bailey finally went down. Fingers crossed that she sleeps through the night. Well, if she does wake up, I’m happy to rock her back to sleep. You’re always telling me that she likes my singing. She does. That’s a really… letting my self fallfor someone like brook lynn

would be

a major disaster. Brook lynn? What were you gonna say? It’s a really good idea? No, actually, that’s — that’s completely unnecessary. I can handle bailey fine on my own.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’m here for my daughter. Glad you had the time to meet with me. Actually, I was about to settle my tab and get out of here, but more than happy to spend some time and stick around with my son. What are you drinking? What can I get you? Double vodka on the rocks, please. Coming right up. You do our russian heritage proud. I enjoyed vodka when I didn’t think I had a drop of cassadine blood in me. Ah, but you do.

[ Vodka pouring ] Ah. Just…

[ Speaks russian ] Had an interesting phone call from dr. Gatlin-holt today, said that, uh, you stopped by his office. Oh, I was coming to see you, my boy. Yeah, I’m, uh… delighted to hear that you and the good doctor are working together to retaliate against brook lynn, although, of course, that does make my offer for assistance a little redundant. No, I like to keep my options open, and I appreciate your expertise.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, come on. Please, feel free to drop the act. I know exactly why you’re spending time with me. Goodbye, my love.

[ Sighs ] Jennifer smith? Laura, fate has been so cruel to us to take luke away and even crueler to delay me from saying goodbye. I can’t even tell you how much I have hated missing the memorial service of our dear ex-husband. Wait, this woman was married to luke? For five minutes, and then it was annulled. What are you doing here? What do you want? Luke. Are you out there? Hey. Hey.

[ Sighs ] I know, um, there’s a lot… we’re feeling tonight… a lot we need to say to each other, but I-I just want you to know… …the only thing that’s important. Come home.

Honey, ned loves you very much, and — you know what? Leo, remember we discussed this last year, that there are many different ways to be a parent? Some kids have a mom and a dad. Some have two moms or two dads. Some have step parents and sometimes, only one parent. Now, julian will always be your biological father. Do you know what that means? Well, I would very much like to be the father who raises you, who makes you a part of my family, too. What’s this? If anyone asks, it’s super important

deception research that I had to give you. Why would anyone ask? Because peter followed me to texas and then to nixon falls, and I don’t care if he’s in jail awaiting trial — he could have a henchman following me. And if someone is following you, the last thing you want them to see is you leaving this house with bailey. Oh, when I said I was here for her, I didn’t mean I was gonna take her. I just want to see her.

[ Sighs ] Where is she, upstairs? No, no, no, you don’t want to wake her. Bailey’s been having some trouble at bedtime lately, you know, adjusting to a new place. Don’t tell me what my daughter needs, brook lynn. And who is this handsome young man? Spencer cassadine. Ooh, cassadine — impressive. Why are you here bothering my grandmother? Oh, that is so lovely, you protecting her. You must be so proud. I am. But clearly, you’ve neglected to tell young spencer here about a very substantial part of your history. Oh, here we go with the histrionics. And how is she part of your history? Jennifer smith is frank smith’s daughter. Before his death, my father — may he rest — was a major figure in organized crime — major. Luke worked for frank smith, and then frank ordered luke to marry jennifer. And on their wedding day, luke and I ran off together. Laura, please, let’s — let’s choose to remember the good times. Now, why did no one tell me about the memorial service of my… incredible luke? Because you weren’t invited. Now, please return to whatever rock you crawled out from under. We both know it’s not as simple as… just coming home. Isn’t it? I lost too much time already with you. I don’t want to waste another second. I don’t want to, either. Then come on. Come on. Sonny, sonny, we’ve — god, so much hasn’t been addressed. You admitted that you fell in love with nina. Okay, I accept that it was through no fault of your own. I get it, okay? But… I am so angry… and hurt that you didn’t think that I was strong enough to handle the truth after jason died, and you should’ve told me before. But there was always a crisis, and I wanted things to settle. You know, the anger, the betrayal, the hurt, I — that’s all stuff I could get past, I could get over. But the difficult part, and the part that we’re not saying out loud is that deep down, I — I know you — you can’t just fall out of love with nina… despite knowing the truth. I mean, your head knows that she lied to you and hurt your family, but your heart doesn’T. I don’t expect you to turn off your feelings at the drop of a hat, sonny, but if you need time to get over nina, I can’t be around you. I can’t watch you nurse a broken heart for someone else.

I was furious over not having the full story, but anger isn’t new to us. But what’s

impossible is for meto share a bed with you when I know you’re trying to get over another woman. It’s the same thing as you trying to get over falling in love with jason. Oh, my god, it’s not the same thing. Yeah, what do you mean, it’s not the same thing? No, I told you everything that happened. Yeah, after I asked you. After a couple days. It wasn’t weeks, and it wasn’t months. And let’s talk about how I found out about you and nina, huh? At least when I didn’t tell you, I was trying to protect you. And i was trying to protect you. And nina. You were trying to protect us both, and that’s heartbreaking because I’m your wife. Me! I don’t know. I think… I think — I think we were so happy, so happy that you had come home that we just eased back into our old life, and [Chuckles] Maybe we shouldn’t have. I still love you. Nothing has changed. Unless it has for you. Pretty sure you heard about my half brother, cyrus renault, and, uh, his very lucrative business in the northwest. It’s actually your territory, isn’t it? Well… the business was always my father’s domain. Uh-huh. Uh, excuse you.

[ Sighs ] The last time we saw each other, you kidnapped my son, so forgive me if I don’t take you at your word. Fine. I did not come all this way just to pay my respects to luke. You’re right, laura. I did have an ulterior motive for returning to port charles. It hasn’t escaped my notice that your sudden enthusiasm for destroying brook lynn quartermaine and spending time with me rather came out of the blue. Have I been enthusiastic? Anna devane has been looking at me rather crossly recently, curious as to my future plans, no doubt, and since you’ll do anything for her, I-I’m sure you agreed to ingratiate yourself with me on her behalf. See, you assume everyone is as calculating as you are. Mm, no, not everyone. As a matter of fact, I find most people reckless, random, and sloppy — all the more reason to appreciate your considerable skill at strategy. But you need to understand this. I’m not the least bit bothered by your ulterior motives. I’m just happy to spend time with my son any way I can. It’s okay, louise. Mommy’s here.

[ Louise crying ] Shh. Don’t cry. It’s okay.

[ Crying continues ]

[ Sighs ] Don’t be upset, louise.

[ Crying continues ] It’s okay, sweetie. It’s okay, bailey. You’re okay, sweetheart. Bailey’s here in her crib, and her mobile’s here and her nightlight is here and I’m here, sweetheart. You’re okay. You’re okay to drift off to dreamland. There you go, sweetie. That’s my girl. Please, whatever ideas that you have about me being with maxie, could you just let them go? ‘Cause my focus right now is just on helping her get her baby back. Mm, that you delivered. Yeah. If I hadn’t been on the run with jason, I would have been there to help maxie. You would have delivered louise. Mm-hmm. Oh. Maxie was so worried what would happen to louise if peter got his hands on her that she was prepared to give her baby up for adoption and let peter think that louise was dead. But I wasn’t there to help maxie deliver the baby, and the rest is really terrible history.

[ Chuckles ] My brother and his crazy nurse had their own plans for the baby.

Oh, marshall. Shouldn’t you be at home resting? Dr. Robinson, I’m glad I ran into you. I wanted to say thank you for all the help with my little episode last night. I was happy to help, but I suppose you’re really here to see curtis. Now, look, I understand that it’s not my place to get involved, but it seems to me the way you go about things, you can come across a little forward. Curtis asked you for space. Curtis: Uh, portia… that’s okay. I asked for marshall to stop by. Honey, when ned adopts you, then brook lynn will officially really be your sister and tracy will really be your grandmother. And my name will be quartermaine, like you? Yeah, if that’s — if that’s what you’d like. And if you still want me to be your father. Mm-hmm. Okay. I am going to give the lawyers a call and make sure everything’s all set.

[ Exhales sharply ] I love you. I love you, too.

[ Smooches ]

[ Smooches ] I could only protect you from a distance when helena was alive — and mikkos. And now finally, I can be a father to you, face to face. Does this mean you’re gonna be at my little league games and parent-teacher conferences? I won’t rest until our family is intact again. We’re gonna need each other for what’s coming next. The details of which you don’t plan to share with me. All in due time. Then I guess we don’t have anything left to say to one another. But I will get the tab. What is it? I feel like such an idiot. Well, you’re not. My daughter is old enough to recognize her name. But her name is not bailey. It’s louise. And it’s not my voice that is comforting her or helping her fall asleep. It’s brook lynn’S. That is how long she’s been away from her mother. Look, this is all gonna be over soon. Okay, peter will be found guilty of all the crimes that he committed, and he’ll be locked away for the rest of his life. And then your baby can return home to you. Yeah, but how soon is soon? Trials can take months, and in the meantime, I’m missing every major milestone of louise’s life. She doesn’t even know who I am. Yeah, but she will know you, maxie. And until then, you… you just got to carry a piece of louise in your heart. Yeah. You have no idea how true that is. I know bailey is not my daughter, but I can’t seem to let go of this. Ever since I had to give up my daughter, I’ve carried her sonogram in my purse. Has my love for you changed? How could you ask me that? The only thing I’ve asked for is, uh, space and time, and you owe me that after everything, don’t you think? Time is not what we need, carly. Come on. We got to go — we got to be together. You and me, we’ve got to go on — on an adventure. We’ve got to recommit. Sonny. Just say whatever you want. Whatever you want, just say it. I’m gonna — I’m gonna tell you every day how much I love you. Everything’s gonna be fine. It’s going to be — it’s gonna go back the way it was. Are you okay? Am I okay? I am okay. I just got back, and my — my — my wife is not home. Listen. I’m gonna show you. I’m gonna show you how much I love you.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door slams ] I’ve only asked for time. Jennifer: I had something I wanted to say to you. I’m listening. I’m sorry. I’m sorry for all… the terrible things I did and the pain I caused you and your family over the years.

[ Scoffs ] W-where is this coming from, jennifer? Well, I’ve had a lot of time to look at myself the last few years, and I realized that my obsession with luke wasn’t even about luke at all. It was about myself and my — my thinking I deserved everything I wanted. And I treated you horribly because of my sense of entitlement. Well, well, well. Look what the cat dragged in. Hello, sonny.

I carried this with me the whole time brook lynn was expecting, after bailey was born. I’m still carrying it. May I? I know I should probably throw it away, but I can’t shake the feeling that bailey and I one day can have a relationship of some kind, and if that day comes, I’m — I’m gonna want to have that, but if I don’t let it go, I don’t know how I’m supposed to heal. May I make a suggestion? Why don’t I hold on to this for you? Bailey’s out like a light. Okay, well, I need to get going. I have to meet my mom. My mom and anna are insisting on finding a lead on louise. They kept pushing me, so I finally agreed to go to pautuck with austin to remember anything that happened when louise “went missing.” I can cancel. No, I don’t think that’s a good idea. It’ll raise more questions if you bail on your mom and anna. Plus, if austin goes alone, then there would be an x factor. You have to go and control the questions. Okay? Spin the narrative. What other choice do I have outside of telling austin the truth? Austin: Maxie had an idea about who she wanted to adopt louise? Sorry to interrupt. Um, I just wanted to give you both an update on leo. He’s seeing the specialist that you recommended. Great. Yeah, olivia mentioned something about that. How does leo feel about the sessions? So far, so good. Okay. Well, I think in the long run, leo will be very grateful for what you’ve done. Well, actually, I’m the one who’s grateful, and I wanted to thank you. You put my son first knowing what it could cost you, and I know my family didn’t do right by you. And I am hoping to rectify that. Can tell by that look on your face you’re as surprised as I am curtis asked me to come. Surprised and grateful. I got to admit, I thought it might take a couple of days, you know, given that you might need some time to recover. Either way, I’m just glad you’re here all the same. So, I’ve been doing some thinking since the hospital. I confided with a friend about what you told me about being in hiding. Curtis, I warned you. This is a guy I trust. Anyway, we got to talking, and it made me realize that demanding an answer from you… could put our family in jeopardy. I can see why you might think that. I don’t like it, but… I’m willing not to push this for now. I was hoping we’d reconnect while I was back in town. Yeah, we met once or twice. I was working for your dad. That was a long time ago. And look how far you’ve come since then. Yeah. Five families are down to two. Or so it seems. Spencer, can you do me a favor, please? Uh, take your phone, go out on the deck, and give kevin a call and tell him that we’ve been delayed but that we’ll be home soon. But, grandmother — from the deck now. Yes, grandmother. The corinthos and wu families basically run the entire east coast. My father would be so proud. Your father’s dead. Still, his empire could grow even further, if that’s what you wanted. You know what I want? I want to take care of my family. And I-I don’t want to have this conversation with you anymore. Okay, I was just trying to be nice. I have an early flight in the morning, and it’s not as if you and i are going to be able to catch up over breakfast. Okay, you can go back on my private jet ’cause there’s no use for you here. I don’t need any distractions when I’m concentrating on carly and my family. Jennifer, why don’t you go get that drink you wanted? Sonny. Pick it up! Come on! Hey, sonny,

[Chuckles] You okay?

[ Gasps ] Josslyn! Surprise. Oh, my gosh. Hi. Oh, what a wonderful surprise. Oh, I’m so happy to see you. Hi. Um, well, I dropped donna and avery off at grandma bobbie’s, and I thought I’d come say hi. I’m glad. So, uh… how are you doing? Grandma told me that sonny was at luke’s memorial. Yeah, he was. Do you want to talk about it? No, I don’t, because it’s not appropriate. Mom, who cares? Just tell me anyway. Not talking about it isn’t gonna make me any less upset at sonny, and actually saying how you feel out loud may be helpful. How I feel. Yeah. I’m sad, and I’m confused, and I keep waiting for the sonny I know to show up, you know? I mean, the one that would be furious that nina kept sonny from his family for months, the one who would want her to suffer the way we’ve suffered. But this sonny?

[ Sighs ] He keeps making excuses… for wanting to protect me… when it’s really nina he’s protecting.

Thank you, curtis. Thank you for your understanding. I’m gonna leave you two alone now. I-I don’t want to get in the way of your date night. You weren’T. I was actually just leaving. You are? Why don’t you have a great night with your father? And good night, marshall. And good night, portia. Thank you. Tequila man, are you? Yeah, I was just, uh, just noticing the brand. Top of the line. You got good taste. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been warned that organized crime was gonna try to muscle me out of my nightclub. What are you trying to say, son? I’m saying that I know there’s a lot of gray areas about your past, and if you got mixed up with some not-so-good people, I know that it may not have been willingly. I’m not saying I get it. I’m saying… I’m trying to. Does that make any sense? Yeah. It does. Come on! Sonny. You seem… y-you seem really out of sorts. I mean, are you okay? Yeah, I’m fine. You look like you need this more than I do. What has sonny corinthos so hot and bothered? I don’t know, jennifer, but he’s right about something — you being here isn’t helping anyone, you least of all. Luke was cruel to both of us, laura. You at least got out from under that. I need to know how you did it. How did you do it? How did you get the catharsis you need to reclaim your life? Don’t look for a catharsis, okay? Life doesn’t always wrap itself up neatly and cleanly and completely. It just doesn’T. The only way any of us gets any closure is by closing a chapter and then opening the next one. Thank you for that. I’ll take that to heart. Take care, laura. Well, you just want sonny to admit he messed up instead of telling you all the reasons he kept quiet about his feelings for nina. Yeah, but in sonny’s mind, those reasons make sense. He didn’t want to inflict more pain after jason died, or after brando and sasha had to take their baby off life support. And what? His intentions were good, so you’re not allowed to be mad? Oh, no, I’m mad, and I feel justified in my anger. Me too. But justifiable anger isn’t gonna fix things. Well, do you think there is a way to fix things? I want to say something to you right now that, um… it may not make a lot of sense to you for a while. I had blinders on for a long time. You know, I let my own fears and my anxieties get in the way, and I wasn’t seeing you for who you really are — every — every last beautiful side of you. But I see you now, leo. I really do. Every bit. And I want you to know that I’m never gonna let my fears come first with you, okay? Never, ever again. I love you so much, my little man. Olivia and I are having a family gathering in a few days at the house to renew our wedding vows, and I’d like you to be there. I’ve got other plans. Okay. Well, there will be other family occasions, and… I’m hoping maybe you’ll, um, change your mind and join us. Bad idea.Bad idea. Very bad. Think about it first. Okay, aust already thinks you’re hiding something from him… even more than lying to valentin about being bailey’s father, and this way, we could keep him from asking any more inconvenient questions. Maxie, come on. Okay, fine. You’re right, as usual. I’m gonna get going now. My mom wants to go over the details of our pautuck outing. Maxie, I’m really sorry about what happened before with bailey. She was just cranky. That’s fine. It’s good for me to see that my daughter’s in good hands. You guys make a great team. I agree with maxie. I think you and i make a good team. Really? Because I get the sense that I’m just a burden to you.

I really do hopeto put the pieces back together. Well, don’t stay with sonny if it means you’re unhappy. Well, in the end, that depends on sonny. He needs to understand that I need space… or we’ll never be able to make things right.

[ Sighs ] To your health. And yours. And the continued health of the savoy. Hear, hear. That’s good. Mm. Yeah, it is. Another? Yeah. Whoever warned you, curtis, they were right on the money. Shady characters are always trying to muscle their way into venues like this. Hey, sonny, what’s up? I want your club. Yes, the memorial just ended. No, I did not get the closure I needed, but I did get you what you wanted. Sonny is in no rush to expand his influence to the west coast, which gives you plenty of time to grow strong before you make your move. One day. So are we finished here? Hi. Hey. I left that message on kevin’s voicemail. Thank you. Why’d you want me to leave? It’s not like I don’t know that my uncle sonny’s a kingpin. Yes, I know. All the more reason for you not to listen in on his conversations, especially the ones with jennifer smith. Yeah, she was, uh… a lot. Yeah, that’s one way of putting it.

[ Chuckles ] Are you worried about her showing up? It’s a concern, but I have other things to focus on. Like running the city. No, actually, I was thinking about my family. Spencer… I have been very hard on you recently, but I hope you know that I always love you. I love you, too. Let me hold on to the sonogram for you. I can return it to you when bailey’s absence from your heart is a-a little less painful. Yeah, okay. Thank you. Yeah, you take it. Someone’s got to pull the plug on my attachment to that thing. And like I said, I got the tab. No, no, no. Don’t you dare. Please, allow me. It’s — it’s the least I can do for the chance of getting to know you better. And you…

…mon pre.

A bientt, mon fils. Let’s celebrate. I’m on the a-list of quartermaine invitees. Yeah. Makes me want to dance with joy. At least things worked out for leo. Yeah. You were willing to risk your career because you suspected he was on the autism spectrum. That’s just me, saint austin. I think this is more than you just being a good doctor. Is there a reason why leo’s case was so personal to you? Whoa, wait, you’re a burden to me? Where is that coming from? Nowhere. Just forget I said anything, okay? No, no, no. I’m just tired. That came from somewhere. Come on, brook lynn, don’t shut me out. I’m not. I swear, okay? I’m — I’m just gonna go check on bailey one more time and get to bed. I’ll see you in the morning. Oh, I’m so sorry. Maxie: Oops. – I vote we try the rapids. They have been run before. Once even with success.


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Oh, I’m so sorry. Maxie: Oh, no, uh, I’ll get it. It’s my fault entirely. Oh, oh, oh. What have we here? Esme: Hey, camper. One more day until spence’s last hurrah. Getting your blood pumped before we head to the great snowy north? You know, I would be more pumped if his majesty was pulling his weight. But alas, he feels that he’s not experienced enough for exterior work. Now, now, where’s my hard-working worker? He’s inside all warm and cozy with trina. I’m not super keen on the forecast, I see frigid temperatures and the snowy drive in our future. Why is that a problem? I thought you were a ski bunny. Yeah, I kind of lost the taste for it after I broke both of my legs off-piste. Ooh. In skiing parlance, that means — that you’re pompous? I know what

“off-piste” means. I’m a snowboarder, not an idiot. So I better get going. I’ll see you aprs-ski. In skiing parlance, that means while I shred the slopes, you’ll be brewing the cocoa. Let’s get the french onion soup. It’s my favorite on the winter menu. Okay, go ahead. I’m not really hungry. Mom, we came to the restaurant because the cheese is never melty enough when you order from room service. I’m going to have to tell staff about that. And because I hate the thought of you alone in your hotel suite. Why are you the one that had to leave when sonny messed up? To the savoy. To the savoy. Mm. Hey, sonny, what’s up? I want your club. I’m sorry. Maybe we can talk about this tomorrow. I’m in the middle of something. No, no, it’s — it’s important. It’s alright. It’s alright. I know how to occupy myself if you need a moment. No. It’s fine. Sonny, I’d like you to meet my… I’d like you to meet marshall. Marshall, this is sonny corinthos. Can we — can we just go into your office and have a discussion about — I just want to sort this out. Sonny, I’m busy at the moment. I’m afraid your business is going to have to wait. Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. Wait, wait, wait. I just want the savoy, and I’m not leaving until I get it.

A sonogram photo. What a miracle of modern technology these things are. Huh. So are congratulations in order again? I’m not pregnant. No, I meant nothing by it. I just thought, a photograph — it’s my daughter, louise. It’s all that I have left of her. Oh, I’m so sorry. Still no word on her whereabouts after all this time? Why don’t you ask your friend peter? Oh, I assure you, peter august is no friend of mine. Really? Prove it. How? Kill him.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, well, now, let me offer an alternative suggestion. How about I offer all my resources to help bring louise home again? Yeah, I would sooner wear socks with sandals. Really? Am I so objectionable that you would turn your nose up at my offer of help?

[ Scoffs ] Your help comes at a cost, and I’ve already paid enough. I’ll get my daughter back myself. Sorry to interrupt our conversation. That was the hospital. I was starting to wonder if you slipped out the back. You think I’d pull an irish goodbye with my boss?

[ Chuckles ] I know what a ditch looks like. I find it impossible to imagine that anyone would ever ditch you. Please, I’m the ditcher, not the ditchee. Okay. I could write a how-to on effective ditch techniques in any situation. Really? You’re an escape artist? And you clearly are not. No. So what happened? How come one measly little question about your private life, has you all silent, sad-sack emo? Hey. Hey, you’re out late. Yes, I am waiting for mom. I can’t seem to drag her away from her desk. Yeah. Good luck. I haven’t seen mom this jazzed since she took on that sex discrimination class action suit against the cigar cartel. Right? I mean, a week ago, her life started to spiral with no direction, and now she has a job and a future. Yeah, I mean, things seem to be looking up for her. Well, yeah, now that I put harmony on notice, nothing is going to hold her back.

[ Knock on door ] Stop the presses. Alexis: Mm. Fortunately, this issue has already gone to the press. I’m just working on a memo for the sports section.

The invader has a sports section? Yeah. We cover the woodchucks. Ah, right the minor league ball team. That’s right. Mm. And that’s it? Well, did you know that there was a professional women’s basketball team? Oh yeah, yeah, the — the pride. Yeah, see, that’s news to me. But it won’t be news to port charles because I’m making sure that they have equal coverage. Well, go, you. I’m glad you’re putting your stamp on the paper. The invader and port charles will be better for it. Well, thank you for the vote of confidence, but I am very supported here. You have a big fan in shawn. It’s not just shawn. I mean, you, too. Aren’t you on the road early tomorrow? Yeah. So? So don’t you have to pack? It’s taken care of. Okay, that’s a first. Well, consider it an early return to your investment in my higher education. Time management is just one skill I’m picking up at pcu. Wow. Well, tell me another so I feel like I’m getting my money’s worth. Close listening. Close listening, mm. As opposed to distance? I don’t get it. Well, it means actively listening to the information being provided by the speaker, including what they don’t say and the questions they don’t answer. Okay, I’m here at the hotel because avery and donna spent nine months without sonny. They need to be with him. It’s still not fair. Let’s make this happen. Sonny, sonny, put your money away. Not until I get the club. Mr. Corinthos, perhaps you didn’t hear curtis. I’m not talking to you. Okay, look, why don’t you have n’neka set you up, okay? And that’ll give me and mr. Corinthos a few minutes. Listen, it’s not going to take more than a few seconds to make this — what do I got to do to make it happen? My club is not for sale. I don’t want to buy your club. You said you wanted — no, I want to rent the club for the night to show carly a good time. I want to get a band and the whole thing. I’ll pay for the staff. You know, I would lose money emptying out my club for two guests. Okay, what did you make last saturday? ‘Cause I’ll double it. Hey, curtis, I was hoping you’d be here tonight. Sonny, good to see you. Okay, this has got to happen this saturday. That doesn’t work for me, okay? I have an act booked and tables paid for. Okay, I’ll refund the band, whatever I need to do. Just tell me. Take the money. You could take the money. Sonny, sonny. It doesn’t work for me, okay? Now, might I suggest another nightclub? Nobody tells me what to do! In my nightclub, i do.

Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You know, I suppose I might be convinced to strap on some skis again. Don’t do anything on my account

on- or off-piste. Well, I might as well get used to taking orders from you. I’m going to be at your beck and call at the gallery here soon enough. Making restitution and all. Well, you’re right to worry. Cam takes things easy on you. I, on the other hand, intend to make you work for it. Mm, well, I am up to the challenge. Care to make things interesting? I think that we passed interesting a long time ago. Anyway, I plan to be tough on you but fair. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Wow, I think that was… five minutes? Five minutes of what? That I wasn’t thinking about going to prison. Look, I don’t want to get involved in all the drama. Drama? There’s no drama. Trina and spence are friends, plain and simple. I know. But sometimes it seems like you have a problem with that. The more friends spence has, the better. Besides, I know for a fact that spence isn’t the one trina wants. Look, I don’t want you caught in the crossfire. Sonny loves you, and I know you love him. Loving him doesn’t mean I’m okay with how he’s treating you. Okay, I get that, but no matter what happens between me and sonny, I don’t want you losing someone you’re close with. Mom, I didn’t need to go to college to learn that we can’t always protect ourselves from hurt, but we can be there for each other when we feel it. I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to — to yell like that. I was, like… hey, sonny, look, if curtis can’t accommodate you, we could put our heads together. We could find another place that carly’s going to like just as much. Alright, man? Let’s go sit down — don’t touch me! Hey, hey. Don’t touch me. I’m just trying to help. I-I understand that. But you stay out of my business. Okay? Who the hell do you think you are? I’m your friend, sonny. Jason was my friend. You’re just a knock-off, a poor shadow of his brother. And now ja… now jason is under a rock halfway around the world when he should have let you rot in hell. Sonny, sonny, sonny — you’re not my friend, you understand me? Oh no, no, actually, you are my friend. When you were jason, you were my friend because you were a much better man then. You know what you are now? Nothing! Sonny. I’ve got to — get out of my face. Hey, buddy, listen. You got to — you got to, uh… you got to give me this club. Sonny. Just for the — curtis gave you an answer. I’m not talking to you. Look, you guys, sonny, chill. -Honestly — -okay, you got to get him. Curtis, please. If you’re going to do it — okay, okay, sonny, sonny. What? Let’s go. I’m not going anywhere with you. No, do you want to get picked up by the police, sonny? The police? Yeah. Yeah, whatever. Let’s go. I’m sorry about this. What the hell was that? Damned if I know. Hey, mom. Felicia: Hi. Waiting long? Just got here. How was the memorial? It was a typical luke spencer affair, complete with an appearance from helena cassadine. Oh, please tell me she’s not back from the dead again, too. No, it was pre-taped. Ding dong, the witch is still dead. If only we could say the same thing about victor.

‘S this about harmony? Oh, don’t worry, I nipped it in the bud. Uh-huh. How? Well, I simply sent harmony a message. I said that we appreciated that she helped mom out in prison, but she’s not in prison anymore, so she needs to steer clear. Right. And who’s “we”? I mean, you never asked me this. Did you ask molly? No, but I assume that, of all people, you would not want to sit next to harmony during brunch at mom’s house. So did you do this for me or for mom? Both. Is that okay with you? You butting in on mom’s life on my so-called behalf without my permission? Um, no, sam, I’m not okay with that. Harmony: I know you said you had to work late ’cause you were attending a memorial service. It was anyone you were close to? Actually, yeah. Luke spencer. We had a very unique bond. What brings you by? Like you didn’t see this. Well, I did notice it.What’s in it? Just, you know, a little something to mark the auspicious new beginning, and I’m just hoping maybe it’ll inspire you. Alright, well, one way to find out what’s in it. Oh, my god, please don’t open it now. I don’t want you to pretend you like it if you don’T. I will love it. Thank you, harmony. Ah, it’s just, you know, a little something. If you’re ready to pack it in, you want to go grab a coffee? Well, I can’T. I’m still working. Okay, great. Maybe some other time. I can’T. I really don’t think we can continue this friendship, at least not for now. There are parts of my life that I like to keep to myself. I get that. I’m not super proud of my family, either. I didn’t say I wasn’t proud of my family. Or whatever.

[ Both chuckle ] It’s just — it’s not my favorite topic of conversation. Okay. My father’s been on every most-wanted top-10 list in the world from before I was born till the day he died. And my mother likes to dress up as krampus to petrify small children at christmas markets. Okay, good for them. They’ve achieved notoriety, I think you mean infamy, but go ahead. Well, okay, that’s just the thing, is that my family is the complete opposite. They’re intensely private people. And the one time I did invoke my father’s name it got dragged through the mud, so, yeah, I’m a little protective of them. I get being protective, but from me? I mean, what am I going to do? Call a press conference? Alert the town crier? Probably not. Even so… okay, if you say so. If you don’t trust me, it’s not like you’d be the only one. Hell, sometimes even I don’t trust me. Okay. The reason I have a personal connection with leo’s case is that my brother’s on the spectrum, too. So sonny just came in here and demanded use of the savoy? Pretty much. You know, I’ve never seen him like that. I have, and it’s — it’s not pretty. Drew, uh, heard what he said to you, man. Yeah, so did I. If anyone had spoken to me like that, I’d have to pop them one. Mob boss or not. I’m sorry. Have we met? Oh, my bad. Uh, drew, marshall ashford. Mr. Ashford. Drew cain. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Same here. You okay? Yeah. Hey, uh, I’m going to get a drink. You earned it. Yeah. Let’s get you a seat. Can we get some water here, please? I’m not an invalid. Oh, hey, trust me, I know. So how’d you come to cross the infamous sonny corinthos? What do you know about sonny? Not to cross him. Hey, you know, until now, sonny and I, we’ve been cool. In fact, I was thinking about asking him to take care of your… you know, problem. You will do no such thing. I will not have my son beholden to sonny corinthos. Anything I can do, boss? Yeah, take off, frank. Uh, sonny… should’ve stayed at the club, nina. Go. Nina, what are you doing?

[ Stammers ] You didn’t hear me? I did, yeah. I just don’t feel like it’s prudent to go. Prudent?

[ Laughs ] No one’s going to come to you for wisdom. That’s right. You’re right, because I make terrible choices. But I think we can both say that you nearly bought yourself a world of trouble at the savoy. What’s it to you? You know the answer to that. Does it matter? It does matter. You matter to me, and you’re not acting like yourself. You don’t know me enough to ask me that. Yes. You’re right. I don’t know you. You’ve made that abundantly clear, sonny. But I think I know a manic episode when I see one.

Victor needs to keep his distance. I’m going to call anna. Why? So she can tell him not to speak to me so politely? I can’t believe you asked him to kill peter. Oh, I wasn’t serious. Okay, so I was, but I knew he wouldn’t go for it. Anyway, where were we? Here. At charlie’S. Right, where everything is fine. Well, I don’t know. You don’t sound fine. Maybe I’m just a little on edge because you seem on high alert to fix things. Such as? Everything in my life. Oh. You have a point. Or maybe it’s just the prospect of going back to pautuck. Okay, I tell you what. I will try to not be overprotective. Thank you. And as far as our trip to pautuck tomorrow, I think that we can prepare for that right here right now. You mean like coordinating footwear that is insulated and comfortable yet also fashionable? No, no, I mean by setting some ground rules so that you don’t feel the pressure. That way, you know, you can go slow or we can stop altogether if it gets to be too much for you. Okay, let me think. Rule number one. Lay off any talk about me and austin. Why? What about you and austin? You know why. Oh. About you two having a soft spot for each other? -Trina’s not into me. -If you say so. I do. We flirted a little in high school, but we were clearly meant to be friends. Because you didn’t want what she wanted? Because it just didn’t work out. Why are you so interested? I’m still getting to know everyone. I just don’t want to step on anybody’s toes. Any more than I already have. Well, here’s an idea — don’T. I’m only asking because, as an outsider, it seems obvious to me. I mean, the way trina behaves around you and josslyn, it’s like there’s this kind of, um, tension or something. Well, there isn’T. Okay, then. You know what? Forget I said anything. I mean, I just want everybody to get along. I mean, what with the five of us about to be cooped up together in a cabin for two days? Guess I’m just too sensitive for my own good. I must sound like a broken record boohoo-ing about going to prison. Well, for someone going to prison, you actually don’t talk about it that much, at least not to me. I didn’t think you’d want to hear it. Maybe I can… I don’t know. Maybe I couldn’t bring myself to tell you about it. Why not? Because you probably think that I have it coming, for one, and because it’s embarrassing. Wait, what? Going to prison? Admitting how scared I am. That I feel like a coward. Well, prison is scary, and I don’t think it’s cowardly to own up to your mistakes. In fact, it’s brave. Thanks. I hope that one day I can feel like that. Right now, I just — I wish that I could go back to being the guy that I was when you first met me. Simple, uncomplicated victor. Well, simple, uncomplicated victor had a habit of asking me to lie to my friends and, oh, yeah, vandalized an art gallery. Yeah. Right. I guess, um… I guess victor wasn’t so hot. Yeah, not so much. But spencer? He’s starting to grow on me. I’ve had enough sonny talk for one night, okay? About the cabin, I’ve been in touch with the management company, and I had the whole place stocked for your arrival. You don’t have to do that. I got it taken care of. I’m sure you do, but I’m your mom. And as amazing as it is that you support me, it’s still my job to take care of you. Since when did you become an expert on mental illness? I never claimed to be an expert, but I do remember a time when phyllis and lenny told me about an incident with you back in nixon falls. Yeah? That’s when phyllis found out that you were bipolar. They got you back on your meds, and you got better. And, sonny, what I am seeing right now looks a lot like what they described. Am I wrong? No, I mean, I don’t know. Are you wrong? Huh? You’re right. You know what you’re right about? You shouldn’t be here right now. Are you off your meds? Did you stop taking them? I’m fixing things. I’m trying to fix my life. The life that you stole from me, remember? I have no intention of interfering with you and carly ever again. Okay, then get out of here now. You got to go. But this isn’t just your house, sonny, and it’s not just your life. There are two little girls that share this house with you that might be afraid of how their father is behaving. Are Y… nina… …are you saying I’m going to hurt my child, my two little girls? You can’t trust me with my little girls? I trust you. I trust you with my life. It’s the bipolar disorder. I don’t trust that.

I have things under control, nina. I don’t believe you. It’s none of your business, and I’m not going to tell you again. Okay. Okay. You don’t have to tell me again. Then why don’t you — why don’t you tell carly? No, no. I’ll call her. I’ll call her right now. If I don’t know how to deal with you when you’re like this, then I’m sure carly will. So, sonny, you have to make a choice. What? It’s either me or carly. Okay, so the house is fully stocked, but your gear is up to you. Mm-hmm. You have all your hats and gloves and everything? Yes and yes. Okay, phone charger? Snow tires on the car? Check. Check. Contraception? Are you okay with mom hanging out with harmony, the woman who drugged you? Okay, I know what she did. I also know that she testified against shiloh. She’s trying to rebuild her life. Like I am. And the last thing I want to do is be the reason that our mother can’t be friends with someone who’s been good for her. So you’re telling me you’re okay with mom being friends with harmony? I don’t know. But if it’s a problem, I will deal with it. You don’t need to take it upon yourself to do it for me or mom. Let she who is without mess sweep the first broom. Wait, what? Are you saying I’m messy? I know that sam said that she would be okay with it, but I really don’t think kristina will be. You know, no, it’s okay. Honestly. I always understood and accepted that, you know, we couldn’t have a friendship if it was going to cause any difficulty with your daughters. I still will talk to her because, who knows, maybe she will be okay with it. Well, I mean, we all know how kristina feels about me, and, honestly, I wouldn’t want to, you know, put her in a position where she had to swallow her feelings for your sake. Have you met my middle child? She doesn’t swallow her feelings for my sake. Yeah, but, you know, that was before you went to prison and she’s probably just so grateful that you’re back and she’ll just put up with anything, which isn’t really fair to kristina, is it? Not really fair to anybody. No, but, you know, you’re a mom. I am a mom, and my kids come first, so I will look out for what’s best for her. I’m sorry this didn’t work out. Mm. But I’m not sorry that I got to know you. Back at you. Absolutely. You know, it’s funny. All I wanted to do is make amends for my mistakes, and I didn’t think I’d get a friendship out of it. And even for a short while, it was… it’s all gravy. Take care, alexis. Your brother’s on the spectrum. Is that a big deal? No. I mean, it depends on the company. Not everybody gets it. And I can try and help people out, teach, enlighten, whatever the word for that is, but my brother is a real person. He’s not a visual aid. And he has his right to privacy, he has a right to live his life, and his story is not my story to tell. You know what I mean? Yeah, but couldn’t you do the teaching and leave your brother’s name out of it? Neurodiversity and neurodivergence awareness is incredibly important work. Agreed, and I can walk the walk when I have to. Like with leo. Well, leo is technically family. And he and ned and olivia could really benefit from your lived experience. They don’t need to know how you come by it. You’re right. Maybe. But it’s private. Well, there’s private and there’s secret.

[ Chuckles ] What’s secret is misunderstood, stigmatized. Please forgive me for saying this because I don’t think this is how you feel, but generally, secret is often indicative of shame. Agreed. Yeah, no, you’re not wrong about that. But I don’t feel any shame when it comes to my brother. None at all. Not embarrassed. Hardly. He’s my brother. I just see him. Let me ask you. If there was a complicated medical situation, if that presented in your family, would you be open about it? Wouldn’t you hesitate? Dr. Westbourne, I do believe it’s your turn to open up. Dr. Gatlin-holt, might I have a word? About what? A simple medical question regarding the ins and outs of a sonogram.

What part of my life is so messy? I didn’t say it was messy. I was just saying — no, but you implied it.

[ Sighs ] Okay, fine. Did it ever occur to you that you dating dante might be a little, I don’t know, eyebrow-raising? Why? ‘Cause he’s a cop? Because you’re my sister and he’s my brother. Well, do you have a problem with it? What if I did? Then I would like for you to say something to me. Do you? I don’T. Okay, then why are we having this conversation? Because if I did have a problem with it, I hope I would have kept it to myself. My point is it’s your life, not mine. So I don’t get a say. Capiche? Capiche. But for the record, I think you make a very cute couple. Harmony: Alexis, congratulations

on taking the reins

of your own life again,

and thank you for taking me

along for the ride.

Your friend, harmony. Cameron: Hey, spencer, did you fill up the ketchup bottles like I asked? I’m sure that our customers can make do with half-full ketchup bottles. Mm. So what were you up to while I was working outside? Okay, cool, so your little hangout sesh with trina will count as your break. Now, the ketchup bottles. Can you believe that guy? Hey. You okay? Yeah. Yeah, I was just thinking about the trip. I better get going. You still want to go, right? Of course. And you’re sure you’re going to be okay being there? With spencer and esme? And me and josslyn? Yeah, I’ll be fine. Okay. Great. I’m just checking. Uh, headed home? Yeah. See you tomorrow then. Can’t wait. I’m going to hit the drugstore for a last-minute run before we meet up. Need anything? Thanks, but no. I have everything I need. Cool. Open lines of communication, remember? Yes, well, there’s open and then there’s whatever this is. We’ve always been able to tell each other everything. So? So… I am being careful and responsible. Good. I love you. I love you, too. Can’t leave unless I know that someone who cares about you is close by or here, so I can call — what, call michael… no. …Or dante? Because I’m not sure that michael will return my call. Or anyone else? Sonny, just give me a name, and I’ll get out of your hair. Fine, carly. Stop. No, I’ve caused too much trouble to her already. Then who? You can stay, you can — or go. It doesn’t make a difference to me. Just stay — stay out of my way, nina. I’m assuming you mean well. Of course I do. But I decide who I associate with, and I don’t take kindly to being told what to do in my own nightclub. You know what, curtis? You’re going to do what you’re going to do. But don’t do it on my account. You get in bed with sonny corinthos, I got to walk. Your dad seems like a decent guy. If you say so.

[ Chuckles ] So let’s talk about sonny. And you. What’s left to say? Yes, actually, I just stopped in for a little nightcap. How fortuitous to bump into you here. Not really. We’re both a little tied up. Actually, I have an early day tomorrow. Really? Are you sure? I have an early day every day, so, yeah. Enjoy your nightcap. Regards to your mother. Go to hell. Oh, pity dr. Westbourne had to leave. Still, this really won’t take any time. I just want to draw on your considerable medical expertise. You see, doctor, I found this sonogram in the street. I very much afraid it’s missing, and, um, well, as you can see, it’s torn, and so all the identifying information is gone. No, it’s not. You see that right there? That’s the patient I.D. Number. Wow. I would much rather talk about anything else. So if you feel the need to sing austin’s praises… okay, I’ll zip it. Thank you. Can I just tell you how much I like him? Oh, mom, look, we’re not going to pautuck for a day of antiquing or to check out the scenery. We’re revisiting a crime scene. Okay. I promise I’ll stay on task. I talked to lucy, and she said she has a very good feeling about tomorrow. Wait, she does? Yeah, she said it would be pivotal. And you know when lucy has a good feeling about something, she’s usually spot on. Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. Okay, that’s good. What did she say? That one way or another, louise starts her journey back to port charles tomorrow. Victor: Huh. You mean, by using this number, I can return the sonogram to the right patient? Mm-hmm. That number is there in case the patient information goes missing or is obscured, as this has done. I can take it to G.H. And match it up, make sure it gets to the right person. No, that’s — that’s okay. I, um — I found this. I-I’d like to see it through. I really think it’s more appropriate if I do it. No. I’ll make sure it goes where it needs to go. Really, there’s no need to worry. I promise I’ll do right by all concerned. Just imagine mixing up one baby with another.

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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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[ Knock on door ] Dante. Elizabeth. Hi. Hey, I’m sorry to bother you so early. Um… something terrible happened last night, and I just thought you should know about it. Come in. Come in. Okay… what happened? There was a fire at franco’s art studio. It’s gone. Oh, my god. The building burned down? No, not the building. Just the studio. Was anyone hurt? No. Thank goodness. How did the fire start? It was arson. What? You really are beautiful. Please. I was thinking about new year’s eve. Mm, yeah, I think about it, too. Quite a bit, actually. Um… sorry things have been a little crazy. We haven’t been able to revisit that. No rush. I’m not going anywhere, darling. Dr. Gatlin-holt, right? Amy driscoll said that I could find you here because that’s the only vending machine that has trail mix. Yeah, that’s true. It’s the only spot. You’re maxie’s mom. Hi. Yeah. Hi. It’s so nice to meet you. Why are you looking for me? It’s not a medical issue, is it? No, it’s purely about maxie. I thought I was being all brave, confronting a burglar, but it turns out it was cameron webber. Cameron? Yeah, I know. He and josslyn had no idea about the arrangement that me and jax have, so they came here looking for a little… sexy time. Oh. [ Gasps ] Oh. Yeah. You didn’t see them actually — oh, no. God, no. No. But I did clock cam over the head with a vase, and I practically gave the poor kid a concussion. Cam called his mom. She and finn came by. No concussion. Oh, and bailey’s still sleeping. Oh, thank goodness. Bailey’s been having a hard time at bedtime. You know, she’s adjusting to the new place. But I’ll give cam a call later, see how he’s doing. That’s nice of you. Okay, well, I’m glad that worked out, but you still haven’t told me why you’re here. Why’d you leave the quartermaines’? As we feared, granny tracy figured out that bailey’s really your daughter. Do you think we could move to someplace a little more private? Sure. Okay. Dr. Finn, a quick word? If you please. You seem to be on your way out. Finally transferring him to pentonville? Not yet. He’s complaining of back pain. Wow. Good, you should be suffering. Yes, I just had an mri, and lying still like that just has me in agony. In fact, I’d like to consult with dr. Finn. Waste someone else’s time. Back pain isn’t my specialty. I think you might have some insight into this particular pain. Feels like someone threw me down an entire flight of stairs.

[ Footsteps approaching ] -Caroline, wait! -Mitch? Look, I know I messed up, but I told diane it’s over. Can we have some space? Oh, yeah. Of course.

Are you saying someoneintentionally set fire to franco’s studio? Well, yeah. The investigation’s ongoing, but all the signs are there, yeah. Mom, what’s going on? Why is detective falconeri here? There was a fire in franco’s studio. What? How did this happen? Well, according to the arson investigator, they found traces of some kind of accelerant that was used. They had to force down the door. So we don’t know if someone actually broke in initially, or what. Who has keys to the studio? Me and the building superintendent. Do you mind checking to see if they’re missing? No, of course not. Thanks. When’s the last time you were at franco’s studio? Oh, it’s been months. Four, maybe six. I’ve pretty much left everything of franco’s untouched. Yeah, here are the keys, right where they should be. Hmm. And what about you, cam? When’s the last time you were at franco’s studio? Alright, you have my attention. Why’d you want to see me? Well, I think all this talk of transferring me is a bit premature. I’m still recovering from being poisoned, and now I have this mysterious back pain I’m dealing with. I think I need a doctor to say that I’m not medically ready to be transferred to pentonville. Take it up with your primary, or better yet, your sister. She’s co-chief. I don’t care that you’re not my doctor. Just get it done, fin. Or I’ll start talking about how you pushed me down a flight of stairs, dragged my unconscious body to a freezer, stuffed it in there, and left me for dead, remember that? It’s funny, that’s not how I remember it, and since there’s no evidence that I was with you that night, it’s really my word against yours, and… killers don’t make the most reliable witnesses. It might not be enough for criminal charges, but can gh really afford to keep a doctor on staff with such accusations hanging over them? Okay, now it’s starting to feel like things are unraveling. First chase figures it out and now tracy — how long until it’s peter? He cannot find out that bailey is really louise. Maxie, he won’T. Look, my granny only figured it out because she already knew that I was faking my pregnancy and I called her when I was initially looking for a baby. It wasn’t a huge leap when she saw you pining over bailey. And chase only put it together because he’s a super smart detective. Wow. Thanks. So look, we just have to hold it together for a little while longer, okay? Once peter is locked away for franco’s murder, bailey can finally come home to you. Yeah, how long until he’s locked away, brook lynn? Peter has money and connections, and until he’s behind bars, he will try to get out of this. I have a fav orto ask you. Anything. Name it. Don’t you think you want to know what it is first? Alright. Because it concerns victor. You want me to get close to victor, to exploit our relationship for information to learn the real reason he’s in port charles? I do. Great minds think alike. You, me, and laura. Laura? Yeah, we had coffee the other day. We discussed charlotte, among other things, and she asked if I wouldn’t mind connecting with victor. How do you feel about that? Well, her concern is just that victor will be a bad influence on spencer. Probably charlotte, and I don’t disagree with that. He’s expressed an interest in getting the cassadines together for some mysterious reason, and he’s already demonstrated a willingness to work with peter august, so I think it’s probably best that we deal with him sooner rather than later. So you’ll do it? I’ve already started.

You alright? Every time I see peter, it makes my blood boil. Because of him, my daughter is suffering. Any news about louise? No, that’s the problem. She’s been missing for months. My husband has been working night and day with law enforcement around the country, and they’ve come up with no leads, only dead ends. It’s as if louise just disappeared into thin air. It’s tearing us up inside, and I can only imagine what it’s doing to maxie. She’s a very strong woman. Well, yes, she is. She’s strong. But this is her baby, her child, and I know that she can put up a brave front, but she’s suffering. I feel like you might think there’s something I can do to help. Anna devane and I are looking into louise’s case personally. You were there the night that louise was born. I sure was, yeah, and I’d be more than happy to go over in minute detail everything that happened for you. Would you go back to pautauk with us? Absolutely. Done. I’m there. Oh, that’d be great. Okay. And you’ll need to convince maxie to come with us. Oh, sorry, no. That’s not something I’m going to do. And I can’t eventalk to mac or robert about peter’s case, because I’ve been avoiding them because I am worried that I’m going to spill the beans. And now on top of that, I’m worried with peter’s money and all his father’s connections, he’s somehow going to wriggle his way out of this when everybody knows he’s guilty. He was seen with the murder weapon. You’re right, everyone knows that peter murdered franco. Unfortunately, gladys corbin was the one who id’d him, and since she initially lied and accused jason morgan and then retracted her statement and accused peter, it’s going to raise some doubts about her credibility. Of course it will.

[ Doorbell rings ] Look, I’m sure the prosecution will come up with some other proof.

[ Door opens ] Ned! Hi. Brook lynn, you’ve been avoiding my phone calls. Hi. Yeah, I was going to call you, but my phone died and I couldn’t find my charger, and last night was — you know what? I will talk to you about this later. Maxie! No, it’s fine.

[ Sighs ] Bye, guys. Chase, I’d like to speak to my daughter alone. Do you want me to stay? That’s okay. I’ll be fine. I’ll be back soon. You know, you could be a little nicer to him. Brook lynn, why does your grandmother think you’re in trouble? You know, I bet that works most of the time, you know? The veiled threats, the cryptic tone. Your dad used to do that, too, if I recall. That must have been some fun dinnertime conversation you two had. Pushing your luck, dr. Finn. And you just came up empty. There’s no way in hell I’m fabricating a medical excuse to keep you here. You’re going to be transferred as planned. Good luck in prison, pete. You’re taking a dangerous chance, doc. I appreciate the concern. I do, but don’t worry about me. After all, I’m the one who can walk out of here. You, not so much. I haven’t been anywhere near franco’s studio since right after he died. You don’t think I’d go there and start a fire? Cameron was home. There was a little incident last night where he ended up with a head injury. Chase was there. You can ask him. And I even woke cameron up a couple of times in the middle of the night to make sure he didn’t have a concussion. I’m not accusing either one of you of anything, okay? I’m just trying to determine when the last time anyone was in franco’s studio. Yeah, I haven’t been able to face that space since the night he was killed. I know I need to give up the lease, but that would involve me moving franco’s things out. Right. I’m sorry, elizabeth, I — I know you’re going through a lot. I don’t mean to add to the pile. Have you questioned peter august? What? His trial for killing franco is coming up. His studio was the scene of the crime. Maybe he set the fire to destroy any evidence.

Wanted to help. I do. But, um… the fact that you’re leaving it up to me to convince maxie to do something makes me think that you already know she’s opposed. And if maxie’s hesitant about going back to pautauk — she experienced real trauma there, so I think it’s valid. Okay, but we just agreed that maxie is strong. I think maxie would be willing to face her fears if she knew it would bring her daughter home. Look, we still agree. I think maxie’s super gutsy. She’s amazing. But it’s got to be her decision whether or not she’s strong enough to go back there. Me, I’m happy to go and help if you want, but I’m not going to convince maxie to do anything she doesn’t want to do. Sorry. You know what? What? I like you. Victor rather conveniently ran into me at the metro court. My first impulse was to shut him out, but I thought better of it, and ever since, we’ve been getting along famously. Really? Have you now? You don’t think he suspects anything? There’s definitely a game being played. I’m not certain it’s chess and not poker, but we’re maneuvering around one another, looking for flaws in each other’s strategy. I’m giving him enough of an opening to keep him interested, but not so much he suspects a trap. Well, it’s always so much harder to investigate someone you know, especially a family member. You don’t suppose it’s just a father’s love of his son, do you? You know, I don’t doubt that victor wants to get to know you better. Well, other than a mutual love of vodka, there really is only one connection. What’s that? A mutual desire to make sure brook lynn is sorry she crossed a cassadine. You and victor are plotting against brook lynn? It was victor’s idea, but teaching brook lynn a lesson is not without its appeal. I understand you’re hurt, but… is revenge really necessary? She lied to me. She did hurt me. Worse still, she hurt my daughter. I’m not going to forgive that. What exa ctlydid granny say? She did more insinuating than actually explaining, but the gist was that something is going on with my granddaughter. But when I cornered her, I wasn’t exactly satisfied with her explanation.

[ Sighs ] Is bailey alright? I can honestly say that bailey is just fine. Okay, well, then, why did you move out of the house so suddenly? I wanted chase to have 24-hour access to bailey, and I didn’t want him to have to move back into monica’s house — and to be honest, dad, I wanted a little privacy, okay? Live-in help is nice, but tripping over family all the time can get stressful. And yeah, I know I’m used to it, but chase isn’T. Mm-hmm. Maybe your grandmother was right about one thing, after all. What now? Are you falling for chase?

[ Knock on door ] What’s going on? You look like you’re thinking deep thoughts. That’s what they pay me for, thinking deep doctor thoughts. Did you get all moved in? Yeah, astonishingly, all of brook lynn’s clothes and accessories found a home.

[ Chuckles ] How’d your date wind up with elizabeth? Despite getting cut short, I had a really good time, and we’re going to do it again, minus the hospital visit and the emergency call. Right. Well, I’m glad to hear it. What else is going on? Hmm? Nothing. Really? Hmm. ‘Cause I can kind of sense you pondering something more than medical mysteries. Come on, talk to me. I don’t — I don’t want to get you involved.

[ Scoffs ] Okay. That was the wrong thing to say, because now I am not going anywhere until you tell me everything. Cameron, I don’t want you to worry about pet er august. He is handcuffed to a bed at gh and under guard. He probably didn’t do it himself. Doesn’t mean he didn’t hire someone else to do it for him. Look, cam, we’re investigating all possibilities, alright? He killed franco. Who else had that motive? Okay, alright, alright. You told dante your theory, and now we just need to let the police do their jobs. Mom. What if this fire hurts the case against peter august? Cam… if somehow, peter august isn’t convicted of murdering franco, he’s got so many other charges hanging over his head, he will never be walking a free man again. You’re really doing this? You’re just gonna sit — you’re not gonna — I don’t have time for this. I do. I have all day. I’m suspended, remember? But my cop instincts aren’T. What aren’t you telling me? Okay, in the spirit of just getting you off my back, I saw peter august earlier. He was running his mouth and… got under my skin a little. That’s because that’s what he does. It’s part of the reason why I haven’t gone to see him yet. You know, I can’t help but relish the fact that peter is poisoned after he poisoned me for weeks and weeks, not to mention essentially blowing up my life. We came close to losing you. I still have nightmares about it. Stay out of my way, finn. My daughter’s out there. And my son is dying downstairs! Give me what I need to save him! I was out of my mind. Chase: I understand. I can’t imagine what you went through. I mean, I know I would have lost it. I did. Where do you think you’re going? To find my daughter. No! Peter was dangling the antidote in front of me. When he threw it off the roof, I just… and you’re walking out! Get off me!

[ Screams ] Finn? What the hell are you talking about? Where have you been? You’re not my only client. And even if you were, I’m an attorney, not a nurse. It’s not my job to sit by your bedside. Well, they tried to transfer me back to pentonville. You have to stop them. And how do you suggest I do that? You’ve been charged with a capital crime, and we have no grounds to oppose the transfer — unless, of course, there’s some kind of pressing medical reason. Is there? I tried that already. I complained of excruciating back pain, but they took an mri, and that’s not going to show anything. I tried to get a doctor to vouch for me, but he’s refused to help. Oh, which reminds me, I want dr. Hamilton finn arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Very happy that I was able to make such a good first impression, but I won’t be pressuring maxie to go anywhere, especially not pautauk. I like that you respect maxie’s wishes. I’m just worried that she doesn’t really know what she wants. Initially, when anna mentioned about going back to pautauk, she agreed, but when I brought it up later, she didn’t want to do it. People are entitled to change their minds, right? It’s not uncommon. Well, maxie sometimes underestimates herself and needs a little bit of encouragement. Yeah. I’m not so sure I’m the one that should be encouraging her. We’re just getting to know each other. I can tell that my daughter trusts you. Really? Really. You and maxie seem to have a real connection. I can tell my daughter’s comfortable with you. Maxie: I am. But what I’m not comfortable with is the two of you talking about me behind my back. I am not falling for chase. But if I was, why — why would that be a problem? Well, it’s a problem if chase doesn’t feel the same way. Oh, wow. You don’t think he could have feelings for me? Why? Because I’m not good enough? Sweetheart, that’s not what I’m saying. Then what are you saying, dad? Chase is a really great guy. You have no idea. Yes, a great guy who, until recently, was married and in love with willow, who could very well be on the rebound. And let’s not forget the fact that you kept his daughter away from him. You know, some men just don’t get over that. Okay. We all know what happened and how it played out. The reality is, is that we are here now. We’re good. We are co-parenting bailey, and we’re good. You said that already. Because it’s true. Look, dad, we already got past all the lying stuff and chase and i are still friends and he’s not the kind of guy to hold a grudge and we’re actually getting to know each other better. How much better? We are both committed to giving bailey the best life possible. Nothing more. I have a lot of work to do. I thought you were speaking generally about peter withholding the antidote, but then you mentioned a roof. What exactly did you mean? Forget about it. You don’t — you don’t have to worry about it. No, I think I do, because clearly, this is affecting you in a big way. Come on, let me in. Maybe I can help. If peter used you — it wasn’t like that! Wasn’t — wasn’t like that. Look… I never wanted to pull you into this. But it’s bound to come out sooner or later, so it’s better that you hear from me. Hear what? The night that peter disappeared from gh, I found him on the roof. I begged him. I begged him to give me the medicine that you needed, the antidote. He refused. And when he threw it off the roof, I just lost it. He started to leave, and I rushed at him and I… I pushed him down the stairs. Finn, I’m so sorry. I’m not getting anything. No pulse, no breath. I think he’s gone. I thought I’d killed him. And even then, I only cared because I thought his death meant you would die to. So there it is. And that’s exactly how it happened. Finn tried to kill me, then walked away, leaving me in that basement. Well, that is an interesting story. Do you have any proof? Like, I don’t know, security camera footage? No. Hmm. The cameras were disabled. So it’s the word of a suspected murderer wanted for capital offenses in multiple time zones against that of a respected physician? Well, the accusations alone should be enough to tarnish the reputation of the good doctor. Let him hash it out in court with his own time and money. He might exonerate himself, but will this hospital or any other want to keep an accused killer on staff? I cannot wait to tell the world what he did to me. Well, you’re definitely not going to do that. I don’t care about the other charges. I want peter to pay for killing franco. Even when peter’s in prison, it’s not going to bring franco back. Yeah, well, it’ll make me feel a hell of a lot better. Can we go to the studio? See if any of franco’s work is salvageable? Yeah, I’m sorry. I mean, not until the arson investigation is concluded. And even then, between the fire and the water and the chemicals that was used to put out the fire, I doubt there’s very much that survived. Look, I’m going to find who did this, okay? That’s my promise to you. Thank you. I’ll keep you posted, alright? Okay.

[ Muffled clatter ] I can’t believe this. Elizabeth: I know, sweetheart. I’m kicking myself for not bringing some of his paintings home. When I was really missing franco, I’d imagine that he was across town, in the studio, painting. Yeah, me too. There was so much of him in that studio. Now it’s all gone. Kind of feels like we’re losing him all over again. I found charlotte’s copy of “wind in the willows.” It was in the trash. I thought she loved that book. She does. She always has. She said she was reading it to bailey, and she’s not interested in reading it without her. I’m so sorry she’s going through that. You, too. It’s hard, and there’s nothing worse than seeing your child in pain. No. But how does revenge on brook lynn help charlotte? Sends a message. You go against me and mine, you pay a price. I’m nothing to be trifled with. Is it so important that the world fears you? Yes. That’s not who we are anymore. That’s not our life. That’s not who you are. Oh, that’s exactly who I am. I thought you knew that.

setthe fire, it’s weird, isn’t it? What do you mean? The timing. First, you found your ring in your locker at work, and now the fire? Those are very different things. They both have to do with franco. I don’t know. It just strikes me as unusual. Weird. Or it’s an indication that you’ve been listening to too many paranormal podcasts. Maybe. I forgot the sugar. Okay, so you got to the basement and…? I left peter in the freezer. I thought I’d killed him. Some months later, the police searched the basement and found the freezer was empty. See, bro, I’m not the hero you thought I was. I am so sorry that you went through that all on your own. I should have kept it that way, but now I’ve got you involved. Stop. I’m glad I know. You can’t keep carrying this on your own. But going back to your encounter with peter — did he threaten to go to the authorities? He was vague, but nothing’s off the table. Alright, well, we’ll deal with that later. We? No.

We’re not dealing with anything. Listen, peter used my condition to control you. I’m the reason that this happened. You only got poisoned because of me. I was the target. You just drank the wrong drink. And we’re lucky that it happened that way. Nothing lucky about it. What would have happened if you were the one that was poisoned? I couldn’t have come up with the cure the way that you did. Finn, you cured me because that is what you do. You save lives. And I’m very grateful that you saved mine. Maybe my veneer of respectability is thinner than you’re comfortable with, but make no mistake, anna — I am what I am, and I’m fine with that. And it worked for you when we were hunting for peter august. Oh, I’m well aware that the world isn’t just black and white. Not mine. It’s gray — as is yours. You’ve never shrunk from bending the rules as you go. No, I know. It’s true. I have to say, though, that at this point in my life, I am trying to make a sincere effort to, I don’t know, respect the rules. Why? For propriety? It’s overrated. You do what you have to do. Yeah, when necessary. Brook lynn’s no threat to you or victor. Is it really necessary to go after her? If I say yes, do we still get to be friends? Dante: Good morning. Hi. Hey. Anna, mind if I have a word? Go ahead. I’ve got a phone call to make. Sorry, did I, uh, interrupt something? Hamilton finn tried to kill me! After you poisoned his brother, a law enforcement officer. Is the world supposed to forget that juicy little detail? On top of the fact that you withheld the medication necessary to save detective chase? Which is in itself attempted murder. Believe me, peter, the last thing you need right now is more charges against you. Yes, but I — no. No. No ifs, no ands or buts. You are this close. Our defense, your only defense, is the pcpd unfairly targeted you, an innocent man, and if you don’t blow everything up by intentionally muddying the waters, you might just beat this murder charge. Mom, what are you doing? Talking behind your back. Mom! That’s not actually what we were doing. No, you don’t have to cover for me. I asked austin to convince you to go back to pautauk. I figured if the two of you were together, it would give you the strength to relive the night that louise was born. This is not about strength, mom. I do nothing but relive it. I have been through that night with the police over and over again. There are nights I don’t sleep because I’m just replaying it in my head, wondering if there was anything I could have done differently to prevent this from happening. There’s nothing else to remember. She seems pretty clear about that. I am. Alright. Okay. Never mind. Thank you. But hey, you don’t need to worry. I’ll go to pautauk on my own. Wait, without me? Yeah, I don’t mind. I’m a little fuzzy about what happened that night and… maybe I’ll remember something that’ll help us find louise.

Everything’s fine.What can I do for you? Um… franco baldwin’s art studio was torched last night. Oh. No one was hurt, but I’m thinking maybe peter august was involved. That’s where he killed franco. That sounds like something peter would do. How can I help? I’m just trying to put a list together — associates, contacts, someone he might have hired to do the job. Yeah, I’ll have that to you by the end of the day. Great, thanks. Did you check with the hospital to see whether maybe peter had any unauthorized contact with the outside? Yeah, I’m going to do all that. Okay. Oh, sure. Thanks, anna. Yeah, no. Uh… hey, um… I know you can take care of yourself — oh. [ Chuckles ] I-I don’t really like sentences that start like that. Yeah, neither do I. I heard about you and valentin at the savoy on new year’s eve. Which is, of course,none of your business. None of my business. 100%. But… as your friend, I don’t want to see you get hurt, so if you are getting involved with valentin, just… be careful. Of course. I’ll see you. So now detective falconeri has concerns? Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I make up my own mind in the end anyway. Give me your hand. If victor’s plan goes too far, I’ll stop it. How’s that? Define “too far.” Well, you’re going to have to trust me to make that call. Do you trust me? I’m not sure. I should have stayed off the roof. I let my anger get the best of me, and it could have cost you your life. Well, here’s the good news. Well… good is a relative term, but peter’s still alive. He can’t even prove that you pushed him, so legally, your hands are clean. I say, forget about the roof. Don’t let peter mess with your head. Don’t give the bastard the satisfaction, and focus on your triumph instead. What triumph? You did the impossible. You cured me. Okay, one moment of anger doesn’t change that. And, uh, I don’t care what you say, you’re still a hero in my book. I’m sorry for rushing over here and overreacting. Your grandmother’s concern for you was real. And after what happened with leo, I just wanted to make sure that everything was okay with you and bailey. I’m fine. I promise, okay? Now you have to promise to stop glaring at chase. I’ll try, especially now that he’s my quasi-son-in-law. Dad, I told you, there’s nothing going on. I mean, could you imagine the two of us? Like that would ever happen. It could happen. You think? You could see us as a couple? Of course. You share a child. You’ll always have that bond. So when do you want to head to pautauk? So you’re determined to do this? Yep. Okay, fine. Um… I’ll go with you. You will? You sure? Yeah, yeah. I have to. Excellent. I know this will be difficult, but I’ll be right there with you. Yeah. And hopefully, one of us will remember something that will bring louise back home to us. Yeah. If you remember something, I definitely want to be there. I’ve done my job. I’ve read all the evidence the state has against you, and the case is thin. They got no physical proof tying you to the scene of the crime and one very unreliable witness. That’s it. Which means with a little bit of luck, I ought to be able to convince the jury that you’re the victim of your estranged aunt. The anna devane vendetta — the woman just happens to be the former chief of police, as well as the ex-wife of district attorney scorpio. All you’ve got to do, peter, is sit in that courtroom and look penitent, so you do yourself a favor — you cooperate and leave the rest to me. Fine. Whatever it takes to get me free. But just so you know, I do have one other ace up my sleeve, just in case things don’t go quite as smoothly as you hope. God help me. What ace is that? An accomplice. An accomplice? You never mentioned the fact that finn had an accomplice. Not finn’S. Mine. Would I gain any goodwill by naming the person who helped me escape gh last june?

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You know, I’m glad I came. Yeah? Yeah, it feels good sweating out all the stress from the move. Ha. I noticed you were giving it pretty good there. That got anything to do with brook lynn? Dante: Wow, dude, why don’t you

tell me how you really feel? And — and I don’t even think

brook lynn’s really my type. And if — if she was

my type, how would I be able

to trust her when she wouldn’t even know

the truth if it was looking her

in the face?

[ Sighs ] Get it together, girl. Who cares about one guy’s opinion? Well, that was a struggle. Tj didn’t want to go back to work, huh? I let him know that I would tell him if there were any updates with marshall. Did the doctor come by while I was gone? No, but thanks to finn, the cardiac care team was here when we arrived. Your father’s in good hands. It’s scary, but your dad’s gonna be okay. Thank you. Thank you all for getting him here as quickly as you did. How are you holding up? Honestly, I don’t know. I’m mostly confused.

[ Sighs ]

[ Knock on door ] Thirsty? What do I need chase for anyways? There are thousands of guys who will think I’m awesome. Obviously.

[ Cellphone beeps ] That is what dating apps are for.

[ Sighs ] Great. Oh, what did I do with my charger?

[ Creaking ] Chase? Why would it have anything to do with brook lynn? Well, I mean, you were pretty harsh with her back at the house, man. Maybe there’s some underlying resentment around the baby or, I don’t know, something else. It’s a confusing situation. Yeah, I’ll bet it is. You know, one minute we’re fine and then the next… anyway, we’ll — we’ll figure it out. Do you want to grab a beer after this? Yeah, sure. Why not? You buying? Done. Alright, let’s go. Consider it a thank-you for helping me move. Ah, stop. Oh, hey, what’s up? You and i need to have a talk.

Right before you called, I was deciding on whether or not I was gonna give marshall a chance. And then I had a conversation with drew, and it reminded me that, you know, I have time to make a decision, but… …you know, that might not be the case now. I know I have legit reasons to be cautious. Yes, you do. You have very legitimate reasons. But I can’t help wondering if I wasted time interrogating marshall instead of getting to know him. Okay, let’s just take one step at a time, alright? First, we need to hear what the doctor has to say, and then we’ll take it from there. Thank you. For what? For throwing “we” in there. I am right here for you, curtis. Okay? No matter what, I got you. Come here. Oh, dr. Rose, um, this is curtis ashford, marshall’s son. Is my father gonna be okay? To our partnership. Hear, hear.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Hi. You want to come over and join us? You do know that I have a mini bar, right? Where the beer costs an arm and a leg. No offense. None taken. How did you know I was here? Spinelli. He had a feeling you weren’t going home, so he had me check on you, so I came here. Well, that’s sweet. I mean, spinelli worried and you checking in on me. But, you know, you can see I’m fine. I’m doing great. No, you’re not, carly. I know you, and I know that you would normally want to talk to jason at a time like this, but you can’T. And I certainly — I can’t replace him. I mean, I could put on a black t-shirt if it makes you happy, but… the kids are at monica’s for the night, so I am all yours. Do you want to start over? Okay. Hi, carly. Hey, sam. How are you feeling? Not so great. I hear you’re bailey’s father, not valentin. That’s right. Good, ’cause valentin doesn’t deserve that little girl. Did you hit him? That’s not my finest moment. Yeah, he probably had it coming. What’s going on with you and brook lynn? We’re not together, if that’s what you’re thinking. You don’t think she’s good enough for you? Whoa, whoa. What are you doing? No, I’m just saying, any — any man’s lucky to have someone like brook lynn. Okay. Yeah, but if chase isn’t interested in her, then he isn’t interested in her, but he’s stepping up for his daughter. If you say so. If you say so, that’s fine. Okay. Okay. Alright, I’m gonna hit the showers before we grab that beer. Mr. Corinthos, it was good to see you. Hey. What was that? What? What do you mean? You laid into him. What for? Well, ’cause, you know, brook lynn’s my goddaughter. What do you want me to do? She’s also an adult, dad. I mean, no offense, but with everything that’s going on with you right now, don’t you think you should be more focused on your own life?

[ Thumping ] Oh, crap. Okay. It’s okay. I’m blq. I’ve got this.

What the…

[ Gasps ] Good news is it wasn’t a heart attack. That is very good news. So what happened? Your father’s blood pressure was elevated. Okay. We switched his medication to one that will hopefully take care of that. So he’s alright? He’s perfectly fine. He can be discharged as soon as he gets his new prescription. Feel free to go in and see him. Thank you, doctor. And thank you all for your help and for waiting with my father until I got here. Of course.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, um… this is a patient. Can I check in with you in a little bit? Yeah, I should call tj and let him know what’s going on. Okay. Hey, you okay? Uh… something’s just not tracking. Um, excuse me. I’ve noticed she doesn’t like to elaborate. Yeah, not so much. Mm. Well, you know, now that we know marshall is in the clear, we’ve got a big decision to make. We do? Yeah. Correct me if I’m wrong, but we were having a pretty okay time before all the excitement. Yes. And, you know, I… my babysitter’s still on the clock for another couple hours. Yeah, same here. How would you feel about continuing our date? I’d feel pretty okay about that. Yeah? Yeah. Let’s go.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, excuse me. Cameron, hi. Wait, what? What’s going on? I’m just looking out for my family, like I always do. Why is everybody giving me so much grief? Who’s — who’s everybody, carly and michael? Well, ’cause — yeah. I mean, you know, it’s like… they’re mad at me for something that happened in nixon falls. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t have control over it. All I’ve done when I came back is just try to make things okay. Okay, alright. Alright, how can I help you? I’m just trying to — nothing. I’m just gonna clear my — I need to clear my head. I’m gonna work out. You go with your friend. You do what you got to do. Ready? Uh…actually, man, I think I’m gonna stick here with my dad. Take a rain check? Sonny: No, go. Just go. Don’t worry about it. Yeah. No problem.

[ Cellphone rings ] Harrison chase. Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hang tight. I will be right there. It’s nice to see you. Yeah, you too. Shawn and I were just going over some of our plans for the invader. Oh. You seem excited. I am. Right? It’s — we’re done with business, I think, yes? Pull up a chair. Join us. Oh, thank you, but I’m just here for take-out, so enjoy your evening. Mm. I’ll be right back. Everything alright? Yeah, fine. Why? You seem uncomfortable. Well, I get the sense that shawn butler is not my biggest fan. He, too, will come around. Right, like sam did the other day? What does that mean? Mm. I’m furious. Well, yeah, of course you are. About all of it. I mean, nina, yeah, she gets top billing because she’s a hateful liar. But sonny too, for not telling me all this time that he fell in love with nina. And the worst part is I can’t be angry about it because if I get angry about it, then we switch places in this story. Who, you and nina? Yeah, yeah. She becomes a victim and I become the villain, which is laughable, right? I mean, after nina kept sonny from his family out of spite, stole months from his life in the process. You saw. You watched. I mean, we were barely hanging on over here while they were attending barn dances and barbecues. And god forbid I want nina to deal with some kind of consequence. No, that paints me as the bad guy. Look, I-I know you’re upset, but I-I hardly think that puts you in that sort of — oh, yeah, it does. It does. I don’t have the words for how messed up this is. I actually think you’re doing a great job.

[ Scoffs ]

May I have a wordabout marshall ashford? You know I can’t discuss his case with you. I know, but, uh… I couldn’t help noticing that you quickly determined it was a simple medication issue. I’m confident in my diagnosis. With all due respect, in my experience, it’s best to perform ambulatory monitoring to rule out any underlying causes of hypertension. I understand you’re a very experienced nurse, ms. Johnson, but as mr. Ashford’s doctor, I know what I’m doing. Hey. Um… how you feeling? Kind of embarrassed by… all the — all the attention. So this has happened before? Doctor says there’s better medication that should help. How long, marshall? What, the prescription? No, how long have you had blood pressure issues? This isn’t an issue. I have it all under control. Really? Look where you are. There’s nothing to concern yourself about. What if it’s hereditary? Leave it alone. Sam said she’d be watching you? Yeah, it was more of a warning than a statement. I really wish she hadn’t have done that. Look, you know I didn’t tell you this to cause friction between the two of you — in fact, like, the total opposite. You and I talked about, you know, how difficult our friendship would be for your daughters. Yes, we did, and I understand where she’s coming from. But I’m also a grown woman, and I have a right to have the friends that I choose to have. Yeah, okay, under normal circumstances, sure. Thank you. Look, alexis, you know I cherish our friendship, but now we’re seeing the reality of it. And I didn’t want to keep you in the dark about how sam was feeling. So, you know, if you need to distance yourself while your daughters come to terms —

if your daughters come to terms with it, then I completely understand. What’s wrong? I’m trying to do what’s right for me and what’s right for my daughters, and I’m starting to think that just might not be possible. I’m really, really sorry. That doesn’t look good. What happened? Yeah, I’d like to know the answer to that, too. Well, I was upstairs giving myself a manicure — moving is hard on the nails — and I heard a noise — well, multiple noises, actually, so I grabbed a vase, I came downstairs, and I thought cameron was an intruder, so I whacked him over the head with it. You’re very strong. Thank you. Look, this is all my fault, okay? I thought the house was empty. I had no idea that my dad loaned it to brook lynn. Well, the good news is you don’t need stitches. Are you sure? Yes. Pupils aren’t dilated. Think you’re gonna be okay. Oh, thank god. Thank you for calling me. -Of course. -Yeah. Thanks a bunch. I’m just glad your head is still intact. Me too. I’m really sorry for the — intrusion. It’s okay. Yeah. I promise it won’t happen again. Okay, let’s get you two home. -Okay. -Yeah. -Okay. -Bye. Good night. Feel better. Sorry. Good night.

[ Sighs ] Chase: Are you okay? Yeah, I just — I feel awful that I hurt the poor kid. Yeah, I get why you called elizabeth. Why’d you call me? You should’ve gotten that beer when you had a chance. Oh, yeah? I should have? No, I think it’s — I think it’s good that I stayed. You want to get in the ring?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, we can get in the ring in a minute. I want you to tell me what’s going on first. I told you what’s going on. Yeah, well, there’s clearly more than that happening. Carly came by… to say good night to donna and avery. That’s what she’s doing now — she’s coming by to make them think that everything is normal. Mm. But everything’s not normal. No, it’s not normal ’cause they keep asking, “is — is mom coming? Is she staying?” It’s not gonna work out. It’s not gonna work. Like that, because you… you did tell michael you were gonna give carly space. I tried, but I’m telling you, it’s obvious to me that carly refuses… to see what’s in front of her. Have you been holding this in the whole time? Oh, well, I lost my mind on nina at first, but, yeah, since the hearing, yeah. I…

[ Sighs ] I cannot imagine how hard this must be on you. Yeah, well… I don’t know. Anger is the easy emotion. I’d rather feel rage than everything else. What’s everything else? I’m embarrassed. Why? Because I feel stupid. You are not stupid, carly. Oh, god, I should — I should have known. I should have known something was going on. I mean, all the times that sonny insisted that we shouldn’t go after nina. I mean, that all he wanted to focus on was putting our life back together. You tell me one time — one time sonny corinthos hasn’t demanded retaliation, especially when someone hurts his family. God knows we were hurt. I know you were hurt. When I remember how confused donna was and how devastated avery and josslyn and everyone, I mean, nina did that to us. And he stood by her.

[ Sighs ] He swore on the stand that he wasn’t nina’s victim. What the hell is that? We were all nina’s victims, every single one of us. Do we not matter? I… [ Scoffs ] How am I supposed to believe that sonny loves me when he still has a place in his heart for a woman who hurt me like that?

I accidentally assaulteda hormonal teenager, chase. I’m sorry if I didn’t know what to do. You know, you really need to break this pattern. What pattern? Hitting people in the head, accidental or not. I was alone in a — in a strange house that we moved into to protect a tiny baby from a giant psychopath. I’m sorry, I was terrified, and you were working out. You told me to go. Not because I wanted you to. You know, for someone who claims they want a relationship — I do, I do. Well, then why is everything off-limits with you? Not — not everything. Just some things. Curtis, if I thought it was important or affected you in any way, I would — hold on, hold on. Your medical history is not important? You just suffered a cardiac episode, marshall. I’m fine. Didn’t the doctor talk to you? I’m talking to you. I need information from you. Does anything warrant a conversation, or am I only allowed to know that you play the clarinet? I’m sorry that the events in my life have made me guarded, and I’m also sorry that the events in your life have made you inquisitive. These are regular, run-of-the-mill questions. The only thing that’s irregular is that you refuse to answer them. Curtis, I hope and pray that we will somehow find a way to reconcile our differences. These are big differences. But they’re not insurmountable, man. And I’m willing to try. Are you? I get it. I mean, I really get it. If I ignore all the horrible things that nina has done, I can see where it would be hard for sonny to turn off his feelings for her. I mean, I couldn’t do it with jason. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. No, no, no. You know, don’t be.

[ Sighs ] I’ve moved past that a long time ago. Well… I know that it hurt sonny, you know, when he came home and he found out that jason and I had developed feelings for each other. I mean, that was really difficult for him. Never mind that it never would have happened if it weren’t for nina and her lies. But the point is, the second sonny came home, jason and I shut that door permanently. And I have done everything I can to do right by my husband. But sonny, on the other hand, he keeps acting on his feelings for nina. What do you mean? Did he say that he loves her? He says he still has feelings for her, but what they had is in the past. But how do I believe that when — when he keeps defending her? Nina’s in the wrong, clearly. But by sticking up for her, sonny’s making you feel like it’s you who’s attacking her. Yeah. And what does that say about him, if he feels that way and refuses to stick up for me? And more importantly, what does that say about our marriage? So, carly and I, we had this — we had this moment. Undeniable pull. Right? And then we get interrupted. And then carly’s, you know, walls go up. Ah, man, I’m sorry. I just think that if she — we were living together, she would see that what we have and who we are hasn’t changed. Whatever residual feelings I have for nina doesn’t compare to my love for carly. Right, well, maybe she does feel that. Maybe deep down she does, but she hasn’t processed it yet. I mean… you know you hurt her, right? But if anybody gets it, it’s carly. She fell in love with jason. Mm. Right? And then she insisted on being with me. What’s the difference between that and what happened with nina? Okay, well, there is a — oh, yeah? No, but there is a difference, okay? Listen, say what you will about her and jason. I’m not gonna touch that one, but… okay. They thought you were dead, right? Uh-huh. So in their eyes, there was no betrayal. But in her eyes, she feels you betrayed her because you went out and protected nina after you know that nina lied about you being alive. Yeah, I admit that I did — you know, I didn’t say anything when I first came because I thought that I could get over these feelings. And then jason died and then a lot went down… alright, whatever. All that stuff. …Dante. Bottom line is carly asked for space and time. Is she your person? Yeah, she is. Okay, then you got to give it to her. That’s what she wanted, that’s what you got to give to her. That’s it. No, that’s the worst thing I can do.

I’m gonna check on jake and aiden. I’ll be right back.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Okay. Oh, no, devin just texted. He says he’s gonna be here soon to pick me up. Goodbye already? I know. I’ll just be, uh… not here. Hey, I had a lot of fun tonight. Well, up until… well, you know. Yeah, well, we can try again at the cabin. Yeah, that should be no problem. We just have to avoid esme and spencer and trina. See? Easy. Honestly, alone or not, I… I just really like spending time with you. As do I. I’m sorry, I’m just — I’m really overwhelmed with this situation. I just… we keep trying to set boundaries, and bailey’s still in danger, and I just — I don’t know what the right thing to do is. Well, yeah, it’s an adjustment for sure, but we’ll figure it out together.

[ Chuckles ] Some first date, huh? Yeah, most romantic in history.

[ Both chuckle ] This may sound crazy, given all the… interruptions, but… I had a really good time with you tonight. And if you’ll let me, I would love to take you out again. I would like that very much. Yeah? Yeah. Though I’m hoping for a-a little less eventful. See what I can do.

[ Chuckles ] Look, I’m all for second chances. I mean, god knows I’ve been given a few, but harmony isn’t just a former criminal, alexis. The crimes she committed were against your daughters. I’m very well aware of that, and I don’t excuse any of that. However, it’s important to realize that — that harmony was also one of shiloh’s victims. Do you think sam or kristina can see that? Well, I don’t know if sam can, but truthfully, kristina’s opinion about this matters more. So if kristina knew how beneficial it is for you to have a relationship with harmony, what do you think that opinion would be? Still here.

[ Sighs ] Hypertension can be the sign of something more serious. Now, I know that dr. Rose is convinced it’s just a matter of your medication, but if you want a second opinion, I have no — no, no, no, no, it won’t be necessary. It’s happened before, and everything’s been fine. You call this fine? The doctor and I, we have an understanding, okay? Epiphany, thank you for looking out for me. Your patients — your patients are very lucky to have you. Don’t think that you have an out. I’m still paying my half of the bill.

[ Both laugh ] Deal. How’s marshall? The same. Closed off and stubborn. I feel like — I feel like I’m getting whiplash, you know? One minute, I’m considering never seeing him again and what that feels like, and the very next minute, I’m reminded of why we’re at an impasse in the first place. Relationships are tricky. That’s an understatement. You’ll make progress, you’ll have setbacks. I mean, that’s all to be expected. How can we make progress if marshall is controlling how much I can and can’t know? Well, you said it yourself, curtis — you wanted time, right? And now, thankfully, you have it. So it’s up to you how you want to spend that time. I do want a relationship with my father.

[ Sighs ] I just don’t know if that’s possible. I took your advice, talked to carly. It really didn’t help much.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Or you could say that you made your point, she made her point, and I think it’d be a huge mistake if you didn’t listen to what she’s asking of you. Carly wants space. Mm-hmm. We had that for nine months. We should be making up for that. I mean… being apart… …we gain nothing. Obviously, carly doesn’t see it that way. Oh, believe me, I know how hard it is when you and your husband aren’t on the same page. Mm. I am so sorry. For the first time in a long time, I have…no idea what to do. I don’t know what comes next, you know? Well, that’s not true. I know that I go to bed and I get up in the morning because I promised the girls that I would be there early to make them pancakes. Yeah. There you go. Alright. Well… I’m gonna go, okay? Sam. Yeah? Do you want me to call joss or something? Oh, no. I don’t want you to be alone. No, no, I don’t want you to call josslyn or michael. You know, they’ve already come down pretty hard on sonny. I don’t want them involved any more than they already are or feeling like they have to pick sides. Okay. Carly. Yeah? What’s the hardest part? What do you mean? You said you were angry and then you said you were embarrassed. What else? Underneath it all, there’s this… deep, aching sadness. Nina devastated my family, and, uh… I’m not so sure we can recover.

Well, I guess you’re free to go now. Guess so. Guess so. Look, curtis, um… I’m sorry things got tense earlier. I didn’t know what to expect when I came back. I only knew I had to try. It seems I’m not doing too good a job at that. Means a lot that you showed up tonight. I should call a car. Do they have taxis out front? They do, but… I’ll give you a ride. Ready? Lead the way. Brook lynn: Thank you. Long day, huh? Were you in the middle of working out when I called? No, dante and i were just finishing up. I was a little confused, though. I didn’t recognize the number you called with. Yeah, my phone died. I called you from cameron’s phone. Cam had my cell info? No. Then how’d you call me? I know your number by heart. For real? Okay, don’t sound so pleased, okay? After the whole maxie/fake chloe horror show, I just — I thought it was a good idea to memorize some important numbers in case of emergency. Important? Well, you are bailey’s “father.” Right. Letting myself fall for someone like brook lynn would be a major disaster. And I know your families used to be close, but I heard about all the wildly inappropriate stuff she used to do back in the day. I mean, she lied, she schemed, hurt people. Gosh, I am so tired.

[ Clears throat ] Really? Yeah, turns out that amorous teenagers breaking into your house just takes a lot more out of you than I thought. I’m gonna head to bed. I’m really sorry I ruined your night. Oh, you didn’t ruin my night. It’s not always gonna be like this, okay? Most of the time, you won’t even know I’m here. Good night. You’re right. I’m not looking to be right. The friendship that I formed with harmony in prison is gonna end up being hurtful to kristina. Even if she knew how you feel about harmony now? Even if, and I-I don’t want to make things difficult for kristina. Then I think you already have your answer. Apparently I am not going to be able to continue my friendship with harmony. If you keep pushing carly, you’re gonna sabotage the whole thing. No, no, the only way I’m gonna do that is by letting this go on. Here’s the thing, I need to — I need to up the stakes. I need to show carly how much she means to me. One thing I do know is I can’t do this — I can’t fix this if we’re not together. If she wants time… then, you know, we’re gonna do it together. I don’t think that’s what she meant. Well, I don’t care what she meant because… carly’s who I want. I’m gonna let her know that. End of story. Thank you for coming by and letting me get all that off my chest. Let you? Pretty much forced you into it. Either way, felt good. I’m glad. In case nobody’s told you this yet, you’re not the bad guy here, carly. Nina hurt you a lot. And if I’m being honest, sonny did, too. So you’re entitled to feel all of these emotions right now. Just — just know that. Yeah. Thank you.

[ Sighs ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Hey. How’s your head? You need some ice? Ah, I’m fine. Hey, mom, I… I’m so sorry that your date got messed up because of me. I’m just glad that you still need me. Everything good with you and josslyn? Things are great. I love seeing that smile. I like seeing yours, too.

[ Chuckles ] I bet franco’s really glad to see us doing so well. I hope so. I know so. You and josslyn are being safe, right? Good night, mom. Can’t wait to finish this conversation in the morning. Oh, great.

[ Knock on door ] Dante. Hi. Hey, elizabeth. Um…I’m sorry. I know it’s early. Uh… look, something terrible happened last night, and I thought you should know about it.

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Hey. Out. But I was just helping — no, no, no, no. Listen to me. I own this club. It’s not that kind of place. Okay? So when I say out, you leave. I don’t want the trouble. Come on. I got into trouble and left my family before my trouble became yours. Marshall: Here you are, my dear. Oh, well, I see that chivalry is still alive and well.

[ Chuckles ] That’s right. My mama and daddy raised me right. Mm-hmm. And I suppose that means you’ll insist on picking up the bill. Of course. I asked you out, after all. We’re gonna split the check, marshall. And I don’t want to hear any arguments about it. Just one — I’ll write it off. As long as we can say this is taking my band’s new singer out to dinner to discuss future gigs. I never agreed to be your new singer. And I don’t want to spoil our evening getting into it. Let’s talk about something else. Fair enough. Oh, how about telling me that long story of why you decided not to become a doctor?

[ Scoffs ] Brando. Hey. I head to the hospital in a few, but if you need a sparring partner, I have some time. You’re looking for another chance to deck me in the face again? Come on. Ancient history. Um, hey, man, I… you know, I never thanked you, um… for your concern when liam passed. But I-I-I hope you don’t feel obligated to, you know, just forget about everything and offer to be my friend again just…because I lost my son. Gladys: I didn’t know you practiced yoga. We can be yoga buddies.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, look, it’s sasha and gladys. Let’s say hi. Mom, no. If we acknowledge gladys, we’ll never get rid of her. The other side of the room, then. Let’s go put our stuff down. Oh, my god, I haven’t done yoga in, like, forever. I don’t even know if I can do a downward-facing dog. Oh, well, the great thing about yoga is you only do what you’re able to. I mean, you could spend most of the class in child’s pose and you feel great afterwards — and your mind feels very peaceful. Well, goodness knows I could use some peace of mind. Why? What happened? I saw peter. Okay. Wow. Nice place jax has here. I know, right? Guy knows how to live. He’s really not charging us rent? You know, jax and my ma go way, way back. She’s actually the whole reason that he’s in port charles in the first place, but, um, he refuses to charge us anything. Did you go out to the terrace? See the stairs leading right down to the beach? Yeah. I got to admit, there could be worse places to co-parent that sweet little girl.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door opens ] Told you I would’ve carried that. Yeah.

[ Breathing heavily ] Okay. That’s — that’s the last of it. I’ll return the moving van to the rental car company for you. Thanks. You got a whole box of shoes, huh? Shoes. Oh, how did you miss the other four boxes? Four? Wh-what… what are you — what are you gonna do with all this stuff? You know, my room is stuffed, so you — you guys could just put it in chase’s room. Uh, excuse me. What about my stuff? Your stuff? You mean like two shirts and a pair of jeans?

[ Scoffs ] Wow, nothing has changed, has it, brook lynn? I remember you taking over my apartment the last time you moved in. Yeah, and you whined just as loudly the last time. Yet you were the one who suggested that we move back in together again. One minute living together and you’re already talking like an old married couple. [ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Portia: Well, I can work weekends now since the holiday break is over and trina’s back in school. Great. Thanks. Someone looks pretty amazing.

[ Gasps ] Thanks. Who’s the lucky guy? That’s rhetorical, right? We all know it’s finn. Guys, it’s no big deal. But if you’re short-handed, I can work an extra shift. I’ll just tell finn. I’m sure he won’t mind. Not on your life, sister. Why are you looking for an excuse to cancel? I thought you and finn decided to stop dancing around your feelings. We did. I just can’t shake this feeling that if we do actually go out on this date… something bad is gonna happen.

Can’t wait till they start arguing over who does the dishes.

[ Laughs ] And takes out the trash. And trims the trees. Trims the trees! Well, that’s easy — chase, chase, and chase. Okay, now, wait a minute. Okay, look, the point is, this is an arrangement out of expediency for bailey’s sake. Yeah, I want to spend more time with her without making things awkward for michael and willow. Okay. Whatever, bro. Um, listen, just remember that, uh, helping someone move is like driving them to the airport, alright? Never forget who was there for you when you needed it. Oh, big time! Well, how can I forget when you keep reminding me? But it’s so fun! Oh, that’s funny. Uh, don’t you have a date with elizabeth tonight? How did your wedding ring show up in your locker? I know, right? It’s crazy. I put it away at home. Uh, well, what happened when you asked jake and aiden about it? They both denied having anything to do with it. Well, is it possible that you put the ring in your locker and not at home where you thought, and you just misremembered it? You have been working a lot of extra shifts, biz. Mm-hmm. That’ll mess with your memory. I have been racking my brain. I don’t remember seeing the ring after I put it away in the kitchen drawer on new year’s eve. But you’re

right –I-I have been working a lot. I don’T…

[ Sighs ] Maybe I’m just really distracted. I don’t think anything is gonna happen on your date with finn. Mm. And if you’re not ready for an actual date, that’s okay, too. But I think you know that you are. So, are you saying this is just nerves? I think what terry’s saying isget out of here. Go. Have fun! Right. Fine. Wish me luck, girls. Good luck, cutie! Knock ’em dead! Drew: Good crowd. Hey, drew. Hey! Buddy. Kind of kicking myself for not being around to invest when you first opened. Oh, man, I have no complaints. Yeah. Well, except for one. Your father showing up suddenly in port charles. Look, man, I’m sorry that I was not able to dig up any information about where he’s been all those years. Oh, no, no. I actually found out where he had been all those years… but, unfortunately, all it does is raise more questions. Thank you. To a beautiful and talented lady. And to a dangerously charming man.

[ Both chuckle ] Mm. Mm-hmm. I know that you want to discuss my career choices, but the truth is that I really love being a nurse. But you originally dreamed of becoming a doctor. Well, I loved the sciences. And I, uh — I never had a problem cutting open a frog for biology class. Mm. But when I told my guidance counselor that I wanted to become a doctor… let me guess. He was… he was a mean old man…

[ Laughs ] …With dandruff, who thought that women should become wives and mothers and raise a passel of kids.

[ Inhales sharply ] Eh… when I told mr. Workman that I wanted to go to med school, he said, “epiphany, you’re a smart young lady.”

[ Chuckles ] “I could see you becoming a nun or a nurse. But since I’ve seen you with that boyfriend of yours, I know you’re not going to be a nun.”

[ Both laugh ]

[ Sighs ] It was a different time. Wasn’t quite the middle ages. There were quite a few female doctors while you were in school. Women of color, too. I know. But it seemed out of reach for me. And mr. Workman really cemented that perception. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you hadn’t let that old fogey inside your head? Please tell me I just imagined that you said that. I just wanted to look him in the eye and see for myself if he really knew where louise was. Mom! How many times do I have to tell you? Peter has no idea where louise is. And — and I believe you now, and I’m sorry. And he was bluffing, but it’s really obvious that he is desperate to reunite with his daughter. Yeah, that’s what I’m afraid of. He said some extremely nasty, vile things about me. About us. Yeah, well, peter’s really good at finding your weak spot and pushing really hard until you scream. Yeah, well, some of those things he said were true. I’ve let you down as a mother.

[ Voice breaking ] And I know how much that hurt you. Mom, no. That was a long time ago. We’re different now. Peter is the one who taught me the true meaning of betrayal. You can’t let him get to you. Well, that’s just easier said than done. Honestly, I don’t know how you do it. Peter has said some nasty things to me, and — and I’m a nervous wreck. And you have been coping with louise’s disappearance for well over half a year now and you are still strong, maxie. You’re my hero.

right. As much funas this has been — not — I, uh — I need to get changed and meet elizabeth at the grill. Hallelujah! At long last. Oh, quit giving finn such a hard time, chase. Look, elizabeth and I, we have had our differences over the years. But she helped save chase’s life and she clearly makes you happy. So I think it’s time we burn the old bridges and rebuild some new ones. Hm! You know, that’s bensonhurst for “I’m happy for you.” Ah! Oh! Then — then, thank you. Alright, guys, I am going to change and feed this little one and try to get her down for the night. Wait, where did we put, um, the diaper bag?

[ Door closes ] Uh, in the kitchen, next to the formula. Okay. Oh, and I already hung the mobile. So if she’s still awake, you can see her try to reach up and grab it. I know, how cute is it? How many videos have you taken? Too many to count. I know. Me too.

[ Both laugh ] Alright. I’ll be back in a few. Excuse me. Mm-hmm.

[ Sighs ] So, buddy, what’s really going on with you and, uh, brook lynn? Nice place. Thank you for recommending it. My pleasure. Oh, don’t you look gorgeous, nurse baldwin.

[ Laughs ] Elizabeth, this is, uh, mar– marshall. Nice to meet you. It’s very nice to meet you. Have we met somewhere before? Oh, if we had, I’d remember that.

[ Epiphany laughing ]

[ Chuckles ] Ignore him, elizabeth. Marshall’s a musician, and you know how they are. Are you here alone? Join us. Oh, thank you. Um… I’m actually meeting someone. Ohh? Dr. Finn?

[ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. I’m so proud.

[ Laughs ] I’m gonna go wait for my table. It was really nice meeting you, marshall. Nice meeting you, too, elizabeth. Hm. I know that look. Elizabeth and all the nurses who work under you — they’re not just colleagues, are they? They’re family. And you know this because…? Because that’s the same look I get about my own family. Man, I’m sorry. I am… I’m wasting your time, man. Hey, no worries. You’re using the bag to distract yourself. You can’t stop thinking about your son.

[ Sighs ] You know, sasha and i watched as he was taken off the ventilator. Yeah. Not something, uh, either of us are gonna forget anytime soon, if ever. Have you, um… h-have you considered therapy? I — man, I would, you know, if she wanted to. But she just keeps distancing herself from me. She doesn’t want to talk about liam. She goes right back to work, acts like everything is normal. While nothing is normal for you. No, man. Brando, people… they — they — they grieve in different ways. You know, maybe sasha just needs to grieve privately. Fine. The thing is, though, man, I’m — I’m worried that — that sasha isn’t grieving at all. I can’t believe how busy we’ve been at the office. So much preparation to do for this ipo launch. It’s exciting. Um, a-are you gonna be the one to ring the bell when deception goes public?

[ Sighing ] Gladys, um… how about we save the questions until after class? We’re here to practice mindfulness. Ah. Yeah. Guess you really need a lot of inner peace right now be– because of… little liam. Not now, gladys. Not ever. Please don’t shut me out, sasha. Talking about loss really helps. You’ve got to open up to someone. What makes you think that I’m not? Brando told me you’ve been keeping him at arm’s length ever since the baby’s funeral. Mom, please do not put me on a pedestal. I’m not as strong as you think I am. Is this why you don’t want to return to pautuck with anna and austin to, like, retrace your steps and see if we can figure out who took louise? I-I just don’t see how retracing my steps the night I was running from that crazy nurse is gonna help me remember who stole my daughter. Honey, how can you not see how important this is? You know, you’re not gonna be in labor. You’re not gonna be fearing for your safety or your baby’s safety. You’ll be able to take time and concentrate and focus on all the events and the detail– mom, stop! Please! I am not going back to that cabin, ever.

[ Door closes ]

[ Sighs ] You look beautiful. You don’t look too bad yourself. I guess I could just move on, not let it bother me. Especially when things between portia and me are so good. So, things are getting serious? Man. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] But…? Well, there’s no buts when it comes to portia. It’s marshall. Now, he implied that he was in witness protection. Something about organized crime. But when I asked him for the details, the man shut down. He said it was safer for aunt stella and tj if I didn’t know. Could the man be any more cryptic? Tell me about it. And I’m supposed to — to get to know this man, let him in and open up. Sounds like a one-way street. So, you want to know exactly what kind of mess marshall got himself into. Yeah. But how can I trust the man when he doesn’t care enough about me to tell me the truth about himself? Yeah. I mean, that’s one way to look at it. You mean there’s more than the one way? Maybe marshall isn’t telling you everything

because he cares about you. So, how are things with you and curtis? Good. Um, curtis and I admitted to each other that we’re falling in love with one another. Why didn’t you tell me earlier? Well, I wanted to focus on supporting elizabeth, you know. Oh, trust me, she would’ve been happy for you. I know.

[ Both laugh ] But — you, you! What about you? Have you had any action on the dating apps or…? Oh, plenty of guys want to meet right now. Right. And you’re more of a “let’s take things slow” kind of gal. I get it. Apparently, exchanging messages to get to know someone is so 10 years ago.

[ Sighs ] But 10 years ago, I was so busy with my residency I couldn’t look at anyone that wasn’t in a hospital bed. And now… I’m not sure there will ever be another camelot. Well, you know what? Maybe camelot is a lot closer than you think. Forget what I said, man. Of course sasha’s dealing with grief in her own way. It sounds like she’s repressing her grief. Sh-she lost the child that she carried for nine months. It was all she could think about. I mean, w-we — she was so excited to welcome our little guy into the world, and then when everything went incredibly wrong, she — she — she’s distracting herself in order not to think about how much she’s hurting. Yes, and if she can get through the day by — by diving in to — to some project at deception, then — then who am i to argue? But she has to have some outlet for her grief somewhere, right? This repression isn’t healthy. But who’s to say she doesn’t have an outlet? Even if it isn’t you? Look, do you think this is less about sasha not talking to you about liam and more about you projecting what you need from her? I appreciate the concern, gladys, but I’m fine, really. Sorry, sash. Not buying what you’re selling. Keeping your emotions bottled up doesn’t do a body good. Bottles crack — shatter, even. Cleaning up the glass ain’t pretty. Just because you don’t like how I’m grieving doesn’t mean that I’m not grieving. Everyone copes differently, and — and I’m sorry if I’m not crying on your shoulder or brando’S. Oh, brando is, too. He’s mourning that little baby just as much as you are. Maybe doing yoga right now wasn’t such a good idea after all.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry, maxie. I should be more sensitive to what happened to you in that cabin. I mean, after that horrible nurse abducted you for — for peter — I’m gonna go get some water. Do you want some? Uh, no, thank — no, thank you. Great. Look, there’s nothing going on between brook lynn and me. Mm-hmm. Alright? We spent one night together. Mm. And now bailey unites us, so we came up with the solution to move in together so we could co-parent bailey in private. Okay, but…

[ Object thuds ] Brook lynn kept bailey a secret from you and said that valentin was her father so that she could get his elq shares. You should be really angry with her at this point, no? And I bet lucy could help us find a temporary rental. I mean, it would keep tracy at bay, allow maxie more time with her daughter, and bailey would be that much harder for peter to find. Has anyone ever told you you are a genius? No. Well, you are. However, I’ve known brook lynn my entire life. Our families go way back. And despite the questionable things that she has done from time to time, I know that she has a good heart, and deep down, she’s a good person, so I-I can totally see why you would be having feelings for her. No! Nothing can happen between us. There’s too much at stake.

I can’t partake, but feel freeto order an adult beverage. I see they have a good napa cab and a couple pretty decent sonoma pinots here, if you have a preference. Okay, all I really know about wine is red, white, and rosé. And don’t even think about recommending a cocktail, ’cause then you’ll end up carrying me home. So, um, sparkling water? Yeah, sounds good. Okay. Um… it’s been a while for me. Is — is this the — the part of the first date where we ask awkward questions, try to get to know each other a little better? Yes. Okay. Yes, like, um… how many brothers and sisters do you have? What was your favorite subject in school? Did you have a pet growing up? Do you get along with your mom and dad? I-ignore that one. I didn’t mean, uh… I don’t know what I meant. Would you care to order wine this evening? Yes. Well, let me see your phone. What? Come on, just hand it over. Thank you. Excuse me! No, no. I’m just downloading something. What? When trina was home from her break, she told me about this app that some of her friends from school were using. I have zero interest in lip-synching. Somehow, no, I knew that.

[ Chuckles ] No, no, no. This is a dating app, but it’s anonymous. Okay? There’s no photos. The app is gonna verify your identity and only share your information with anyone that you agree to meet with. So it’s — it’s just like anonymous texting. And I am setting up a profile for you. I’m not sure about this. Oh, come on. Live a little, please? And there you go. You’re shameless. Yes. Yes, I am. But that’s what friends are for. I’m gonna go check on my patients. This is the last app I’m signing up for! So, you think my father is silent about his past because he cares about me? Brother, please explain. People in witness protection don’t usually advertise it. I mean, the program is for — informants. Exactly. Or, in mob speak, rats, right? And when it comes to rats, the grudges and the slights, they’re never, ever forgotten. Was marshall able to disappear without anybody tracking him down? It seems that way. But if you continue to dig into his past, that could be signaling somebody that your father has resurfaced. That’s why he said if I continue talking, I could put aunt stella and tj in danger. Not to mention himself. And yet, in your words, your father implied that he is in witness protection. That sounds like the ultimate sign of trust to me. Any chance you’re willing to trust him back? Thank you. Care for dessert? Or maybe we don’t need that ice cream sundae, because you look like someone who already got her cherry on top.

[ Laughs ] Don’t go getting a swelled head, but… maybe you were right earlier. My nurses are my family. And that’s why I would never turn back the clock to apply to med school instead of nursing school. I love that you are so proud of being a nurse. But no one said you can’t be proud and curious to try something new. Well, that might work for you — you know, being a musician and all, going from gig to gig with nothing and no one to hold you back — but that’s not me. If I could turn back the clock… I’d be there more. Maybe patching things up withit wouldn’t be such slow going. Mm. I had a son, too. He’s gone now, but… unfortunately, that’s the thing about time — you always think that you have more of it than you do. Nothing can ever happen between you and brook lynn ’cause there’s “too much at stake”? What the hell is that supposed to mean? Look, letting myself fall for someone like brook lynn would be a major disaster. And I know your families used to be close, but I heard about all the wildly inappropriate stuff she used to do back in the day. I mean, she lied, she schemed, hurt people. My moving in with her, it’s what’s best for bailey. Wow, dude, why don’t you tell me how you really feel? And — and I don’t even think brook lynn’s really my type. And if — if she was my type, how would I be able to trust her when she wouldn’t even know the truth if it was looking her in the face?

I’m really sorry about before. I honestly wasn’t trying to get you to talk about your parents. I always got along with my mom and dad. Except for the usual, you know, adolescent outbursts. Yeah? What happened? Well, after one particularly difficult summer, while I was with my parents and doctors without borders, they shipped me off to port charles to live with my grandmother. And they haven’t given me much time since. I’m sorry. There are people with worse stories. Franco used to always try to fix things for me until he realized it was a lost cause. It’s really the only thing we fought about. But what really made me feel safe were the little things, like cooking dinner or painting an amazing abstract portrait of me in the studio. That’s nice. I’m sorry. I — I realize bringing up franco is probably not the best topic for our first date. I really am trying not to live in the past. Rather focus on the future. I hope… that future has me in it. Dante: Alright, then. You know what, buddy? I think maybe you need some food in your belly and hit the hay early. I think this move’s done you in. So, bailey fell right asleep after I changed and fed her. Guess I have the magic touch. Do you want to stay for dinner? Oh, you know, I would — I would love to, but, uh — hey, actually, we were supposed to go to the gym together. Remember? Oh, I forgot to cancel. I-I hate to bail on you. No, that’s cool. I mean, you got lots to do. So, uh… I’ll leave you guys to it. Um, please give that sweet daughter of yours a hug for me. I will. Alright. Good luck. So, want to start unpacking? No, I-I think you should go. No, wait! You’re leaving?

[ Sighs ] Gladys. Ugh, yes, I saw that you were sitting next to her. Well, we could swap. You could sit next to my mom.

[ Chuckles ] I thought you liked your mom. Yeah, I do like my mom. But she won’t stop bringing up louise. And if I wake up every morning thinking about the worst thing that’s ever happened to me, I’ll never get out of bed. I know. Brando and gladys keep pushing me to talk about my feelings, but talking about liam isn’t gonna make things better right now. Right, you’re gonna be mourning liam for the rest of your life. You just need to focus on putting one foot in front of the other. Or I won’t be able to survive, and liam might be forgotten. You are laser-focused on sasha’s grief, and that’s okay. But I think it helps distract you from your own pain and loss. Well, maybe if — if sasha would open up about her feelings, I can open up to her. She’s the only other person that knows exactly what you went through and what you’re going through. You know, if you ever become a psychiatrist, I’m your first patient. Well, in the meantime, dr. Collins — he’s no slouch. Give him a call, if you want, even without sasha. And if you still need to do some talking, I can have someone take over my shift. No, no need, man. Thank you. I-I appreciate you taking the time with me. Oh, it’s my pleasure, truly. Okay, man. Alright, bro. You never told me what happened between you and curtis that put this strain on your relationship. Marshall, what’s wrong? I would like for you to be in my life, too. Epiphany: Marshall!

[ Groaning ] Marshall! Marshall! Marshall! Somebody! Marshall!

[ Groaning ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] Already? That was fast. Do what you got to do to get through the day. But if you need a shoulder to cry on, I’m here. Thank you. And some unsolicited advice — don’t push brando away. Or even gladys. They really care about you, sasha. And one day, you’re gonna need them.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Good to see everyone. Let’s jump right into it. We’ll start with warrior one. Breathe in. Soften your gaze. You want me to go? Why? You should go work out with dante. I can do it another time. We’ve got all of bailey’s toys and clothes to unpack — yeah, I can handle it. And the changing table? Yeah, I’ll figure it out. I can read instructions, you know. I am not leaving you to put it together by yourself. Look, I’m not asking for your help, okay? If this living situation is gonna work, we have to set some boundaries. What, like I do the dishes and you build furniture? Chase, let’s be honest here. You’re not really bailey’s father. We’re not really co-parents. You’ve already done a lot for me by putting up with this charade. We’re just here to protect maxie’s daughter from peter. Nothing more. So, go. Live your life. This is my life. Okay. This isn’t a discussion.

[ Sighs ]

[ Grunts ] Just go work out or do whatever you do to keep so nauseatingly fit. I will — I’ll be back in a few hours. Fine. Probably won’t wait up.

[ Door closes ] Dr. Robinson, tomorrow I start my rotation with you. What should I expect? To work, like every other newly minted doctor in this hospital. No special treatment. Right. But you’re gonna be just fine.

[ Both chuckle ] Little help?!

[ Marshall gasping ] What happened? Tj: Marshall, what’s wrong? He’s suffering from chest pain and pain on his left side. Finn: Told me it’s more of a stinging pain rather than heavy pressure. Okay, get him to exam room one! Don’t like to admit it, but you make a good point. But still, even if marshall’s reasons for keeping his family in the dark were noble, I’m still not okay with the fact that he’s only willing to reveal so much about his past and then he shuts it down. Well, I got to warn you. Your father may never be willing to reopen that door. Well, then maybe I should just let him go. Mm.

[ Cellphone chimes ] This is ned hounding me about elq and getting my shares back from valentin again. I better talk him off the ledge. Oh, boy. Well, good luck with that. I’ll see you around. Yeah, count on it. And as far as your father, alright, y-you don’t have to make a decision this second. Remember, you got lots of time to figure out a relationship with him for the future.

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Chuckles ] Hey, beautiful. Your ears should be burning, ’cause I was talking about you earlier. Curtis, you need to come to the hospital right now. It’s about your father.

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welcome back. Oh, thank you. Oh. It’s so good to be back. Tell me. Hmm? How’s everything in your world?

[ Clears throat ] Oh, nurse johnson. Am I glad to see you. Mr. Ashford, what happened to you? I was moving a chair, and it was heavier than I thought, and I think my wrist is objecting.

[ Sighs ] Let me take a look here. We don’t want anything to interfere with your plan, now. That would be a tragedy.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Grunting ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Whoo! All right. Guess whoever you were picturing there, you must have really wanted to knock their lights out.

[ Chuckles ] Well, ned’s been on my case about…

[ Exhales sharply ] …Reclaiming my elq shares. If I can even do that. I mean, my shares were in a trust for scout, and sam signed the proxy over to valentin. So assuming I can figure all that out… well, you’d have to remove the proverbial gloves and get ready for a bare-knuckle brawl with the family. Been there, done that. Well, I was, uh, hoping to land a knockout… at nina’s hearing, but she walked away without a scratch. The way she keeps coming between my mom and my dad… this fight’s not gonna end any time soon. Carly: You know nothing about my marriage, nina. Nothing. Nina: Oh, I know this. He’s not gonna let you beat him up for very much longer. And then what is sonny gonna do? He’s gonna come back to the woman who loves him without all the anger. And then you’re gonna lose him for good, because I can tell you this — if sonny comes to me, I’m definitely not gonna send him away.

[ Knock on door ] Britt: Nina? Is this a bad time? Mm! You came home! Yes! I told you I was going to. I know I’m working a lot, but I’m gonna be here every morning to take you guys to school, and then every night to put you both to bed. There’s no school today, carly. Pilar is gonna take them sledding! Can you come with us, mommy carly? Oh. [ Laughs ] Oh, god, I wish I could. I wish I could. But I have so much work to do. I’m working all day, and I’m working all night. I know you’re disappointed, but we just gotta make the best of things. So, why don’t you go find pilar? Come on, sweetie. Go find pilar. And make sure you wear your mittens, okay?

[ Sighs ] Pilar always makes sure that they have their mittens. Okay, I-I’m, you know, just looking out for our girls. Yeah, well… they’d be a lot happier if you — if you stayed home. So would I.

I’m sorry I missed you on new year’S. I wanted to ring in the new year with you and pray for a better year.

[ Sighs ] Well, I’m sorry I missed you.

[ Chuckles ] But let me tell you…

[ Laughs ] …2022 is off to a great start. Oh, I think I know that look.

[ Laughs ] Did you ring in the new year with portia? And then some.

[ Both laugh ] Good for you. But okay, okay. Enough about me. How about you? How about you? Well, me — I got tired of hiding. Does that mean cyrus renault is no longer a threat? It means that I went to pay a visit to him in person before I came home. And what’d he have to say?

[ Sighs ] Brace yourself. He claims he’s found religion. Cyrus renault is holy.

[ Chuckles ] So, he found religion. Or has seen the light. I don’t know. Whatever cliché you prefer. Well, pardon me if I find it a little hard to believe when I can still feel the scar where the man shot me. Yes, I know. I’m — I’m pretty skeptical, too. And like everything that he does, it’s sort of… bigger than life and kind of flashy. What do you think this guy’s angle is? Is he trying to gain sympathy? Or is he trying to find the ear of some powerful person that’ll fall for it? I’m not sure. Time will tell. Well, if the recent events have told me anything, it’s that… time doesn’t change people like that, that, um, it only brings out the worst in them. We’re not talking about cyrus anymore, are we? I don’t need an x-ray. You came to the hospital. It is my job to be thorough. Now, you’re gonna sit tight, and I’m gonna go schedule things with radiology. Oh, geez. Oh, let me get — I got it. I got it.

[ Grunts ] Here you go. Isn’t that your “injured” wrist? Uh… maybe it’s the other one. Look, mr. Ashford, I — please, please. Call me marshall. Mr. Ashford… my break’s about over, and I have legitimate patients to see — who have real issues. So if you don’t mind — look, look, I — okay. I’m busted. I — my wrists are fine. I was just trying to get your attention. I-I haven’t seen you since I asked you to join my band and we teamed up and we serenaded the G.H. Patients here on christmas. I remember. Well, you didn’t give me an answer one way or the other, which is better than a cold hard pass. But I’ve texted you since, and no response. And so it kind of begs the question… is it because you’re not interested in my music… or me? I want to talk about my parents’ rocky marriage as much as you want to talk about elq.

[ Sighs, laughs ] Fair enough. So, uh… how is everything with, uh, you know, your little girl? You’ve reunited, yeah? Oh, man. It’s the best thing in the whole world. Just blew me away how much she’s grown. Incredible. I mean, she was a little shy at first, but every time we get together — every time — it just gets better and better. Really does. It’s like — I don’t know, like we’re building a vocabulary around common experience. She’s just so present. So — so in the moment. And, uh, you and sam? Are you two, uh, “building a vocabulary”? Uh, I mean, sam and I weren’t a couple when I left port charles. But that’s beside the point. I mean, she’s moved on. She — and I don’t blame her. Your brother, dante, he’s, uh — he’s a great guy. Yeah, he’s one of the best. But so are you.

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know what they say about nice guys. Yeah, that’s — that’s actually not true. They don’t always finish last. Maybe I could, uh, help you prove it. Hey, britt. Britt: Hey. Well, I highly doubt that you’re here just to check on me. We made a pact beside nathan’s grave to always support each other, and I take that very seriously. And I heard what happened at your hearing. Quite the bombshell. Well, as you can see, I walked away from that without a scratch. Well, take it from a doctor. Some scratches only show up on the inside. Okay, I assume that you and your mother have been talking about this, but, um, let me guess — she just thinks that I am busy licking my wounds. But I can assure youthat I am doing just fine. Oh, no. You are a big girl. I know you can handle it. All right. Thank you for not seeing me as a victim. You? No way.

[ Chuckles ] It sounds to me like you left the hearing with your head held high, and carly’s head was left spinning. What about sonny? What about him? Well, the way I hear, the two of you are in an interesting place, shall we say? Okay. Okay, britt. Let’s cut to the chase. What do you want? Okay, I-I have a friend who is in a little bit of a sticky situation. He has an aunt who’s even more lethal than my mother. She called in a favor that my friend delivered, and now he’s afraid that she’s going to hold it over his head. Okay, no offense, but you’re not known to have a ton of friends. Are we talking about brad cooper? Yes. And he needs help. The kind of help sonny corinthos can deliver. And you want me to get it for him. I’m not gonna lie to you — it’s only been one night, and I miss you. I miss you, too. Then why are we wasting e-every precious moment here s-staying apart instead of — look, you called my bluff. You — you, you know, went to the metro court, and you proved your point. So let’s figure out w-what we can do to move forward. I’m not trying to prove a point. And I’m not trying to call your bluff, okay? I meant what I said about needing time for myself, sonny. I have to wrap my head around what came out at that hearing — and not just willow’s testimony. You admitted that you have feelings for nina. We can’t get through that if w-we’re sleeping in separate beds or trying to avoid each other instead of working this out. I was tagged, um… in an e-mail from the pharmacy. Did you… refill your prescription?

[ Sighs ] For a second there, I thought you didn’t care. Did you, sonny?

[ Bottle clatters ] I’m on it. Don’t try to change the subject. Now, I’m gonna give you the time that you want, but I’m not gonna give up on our marriage. Are you?

While you were away at the safe house, staying protected from cyrus renault, let’s just say my life has been a lot less eventful. Which is why I traded in my, uh, P.I. License for a liquor license, which you framed and — and — and hand-delivered. But now I’m just a — a hard-working club owner, you know, chasing down a million minute details. Why do I feel like you left out a story or two in your very uneventful life? I have kept in touch with jordan, by the way, and she’s still recuperating. And, well, you’ve told me that things are going very well with you and portia. And kevin has given me glowing reviews about how tj is excelling at the hospital. Yeah. So, did somebody else get under your skin? You do know me, don’t you?

[ Laughs ] I can tell when you’re trying to tough something out. And I know you can handle absolutely anything, but maybe I can help if you let me. We did make some sweet music together on christmas, but when I made the mistake of thinking that you might have some personal interest in me, you told me that you weren’t in the market for a social life. So it’s not the music. It’s me. You know what? You may be a whiz on that clarinet, but you are just like every other man that I have met in my life. You think it’s all about you. You know what? There was somebody else who thought it was all about him, too, and he took my job from me. And compared to him, you’re a saint. But I got my job back, and that’s all that matters. Understood? Yes, yes, yes. Um, understood. Understood, yeah. But you know what? I was beginning to think you were mad at me because I mistakenly called you “doctor.” I’m basically just a placeholder at — at aurora, right? And — and I only took the job because sam asked me as a favor. And — well, actually, she kind of did me the favor by giving me a place to land after I was outed as ceo of elq, but… what are you talking about? Sam said you’re doing an incredible job. The profits are up at aurora. I mean, you’re making it respected throughout the industry. Well, thanks, but you set the standard. I’m just doing my best to maintain it. Look, aurora media… is your vision. We both know that. Always has been, always will be. Now, I-I am more than willing to step aside and let you take your rightful place behind the desk and start calling the shots again. If that’s what you want. Brad’s done some terrible things, and he’s paid for them not only by doing his time in pentonville — he lost his husband and his son. So, when his aunt came to him with a chance for parole, he took it. And now the aunt is making sure that he doesn’t forget that. Okay, what exactly did she ask him to do?

[ Sighs ] Did I ask you for a play-by-play of your time in nixon falls with sonny? Okay, britt, I guess you believe that you know enough to come here and ask me to call in a favor, right? What do you want sonny to do? Sonny can be very persuasive. If he were to intercede on brad’s behalf — wait! Hold on. Stop right there. I — you want sonny to intercede on brad’s behalf with his aunt. Sonny hates brad. I mean, brad kept michael away from his son for a year. Sonny’s never gonna forget that. Not even for you? Nina, I mean, according to the testimony at your hearing, you have pull with sonny! It doesn’t matter what was said at the hearing, britt. All that matters is, sonny loves carly. Nothing else matters. Nothing else? Not even how sonny feels about you? Or how you feel about him? Don’t force me to make decisions about our marriage on your timetable. I’m not — I’m not forcing you to do anything, carly — as if I ever could.

[ Sighs ] But it’s not gonna stop me from telling you how I feel, what I want, and what I want is… …our marriage, you, our family. That’s what happened when — when I wasn’t myself. It wasn’t — it wasn’t the — the medication. It was the memories that brought me back to you. It brought me back to our kids. If you don’t trust h-how I feel about you — if you can’t cross that bridge — trust how you feel about me. ‘Cause that’s gonna tell you all you need to know.

I know how I feel about you. Everything would be so much easier if I didn’T. Well, you know, it’s never easy with us, right? I mean, that’s just the way it is. It’s not who we are. But in the end, it’s — it’s, um…

[ Door opens ] …It’s always good.

[ Door closes ] Ah, I love those guards. They see me, and they just wave me in like I’m one of the family. Oh. On the other hand, maybe they shouldn’t have called me up. Feels like I walked into the middle of something. So, this guy shows up, and he claims to be the father who died decades ago? Wow. I can see why you might be skeptical. I mean, just ’cause the guy has a few details and he has a few photos — I mean, that does not necessarily mean that he is who he claims to be. But you know me, laura. I’m a trained P.I. I’m trained to be skeptical. Pictures can be doctored. Stories can be invented. I was sure this mystery man was up to no good. And then aunt stella confirmed it. Marshall ashford is the man that abandoned us all those years ago and let us believe that he was dead. So now he comes back to port charles, and this man wants to reconnect and — and — and — and start fresh.

[ Sighs ] Tj, god bless him — he — he’s all for it, you know? He was ready to accept him as “grandpa” from the jump. Well, he’s never been hurt by this man. What about you? Are you ready to accept your father back into your life? Are you saying there’s something wrong with being a nurse? No, no, not at all. I-I think it’s a noble profession. And I’m sorry if I touched a nerve when I assumed you — you wanted an “M.D.” After your name. If I overreacted, maybe it’s because there was a time that I did have dreams of being a doctor. No kidding. When I was in high school, I used to haunt the library, poring over the “gray’s anatomy” — the book, not the tv series. I even took an after-school job for a vet so that I could assist her when she was setting the broken bone on a cat or stitching up a dog. That takes real dedication. So what happened, epiphany johnson? Why didn’t you follow your dream? I started aurora media with sam. And when we created it, it was so much more than just a company for us. It — it was our way to — to break free from a life that we used to know — a life that was just filled with so much uncertainty and danger for the family that we wanted to create. A life working closely with my dad. I realize that stepping away like that probably dampened my friendship with sonny. And sometimes I wonder if that was the right thing. Hey, don’t — don’t second-guess yourself. You were right to distance yourself from my father. Britt, don’t you get it? I care about sonny way too much to want to get in between him and carly. But that didn’t stop you in nixon falls. Nixon falls was a fantasy. Now I’m back here. I’m back in reality. And sonny’s reality is at home with his wife and his children — both the older ones and the two little girls at his home. And I don’t want to be the cliché. I don’t want to be the heartless homewrecker. Okay, I certainly understand that. But are you absolutely sure there’s even a home left to wreck? You are family, you’re always welcome, and you’re never an interruption. What that really means is, I stepped in it, didn’t I? Well, if carly gives you a pass, you gotta take it. You know what I mean? Okay, you talked me into it. Yes. Thank you so much.

[ Laughter ] Oh, it’s so good to see you. Good to see you. But I have a feeling that you guys need to talk business, and I need to get to the hotel, so… yeah. Tell the girls that I will be home later tonight to see them. Yep, I’ll see you then.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ] She’s gone now, my man. It’s just the two of us. What’s going on with you two?

Marshall first got here,he wanted to forget the past and start over. I made that abundantly clear that — that that was not okay. So, when he started talking… he, uh — he said he got mixed up in some bad business, got on the wrong side of some seriously dangerous people. Not long after that, he went off the radar. I can relate to that. I thought you might. If his situation is anything like mine, he felt like he had no choice. Stay with the family, put the family at risk. Go underground, the family’s safe. Yeah, that’s exactly what he said. Okay, so, if his story is true, then you’re gonna have to face something that I’m not sure you’re willing to accept. What’s that? That no matter how much your father hurt you, he did it out of love. Why didn’t I become a doctor?

[ Chuckles ] Long story, and my break’s almost over. Wait. You still have a few minutes left. And I’ll skip the lollipop, or whatever it is you reward your patients with if you’ll just tell me. What happened on the way to you not becoming epiphany johnson, M.D.? Life happened. Meaning?

[ Sighs ] You dream big, work hard, and then you learn, sometimes, things just don’t go the way that you planned them to. Been there, for sure. But it’s not too late for me. Says you. I wouldn’t have moved to port charles, new york, if I didn’t believe that. And if it’s not too late for me, then it’s not too late for you. I thought you were devoted to your father? I mean, I know — I know you didn’t go into his business. You took the corporate quartermaine route. But I — I never thought you were ashamed to be a corinthos. No. I’m not — I’m not — I’m not ashamed of my last name. It’s not that. It’s just… my dad and I, we’ve had our differences in the past. And in the present. How so? My dad defended nina reeves in court, despite all the harm that she did to him and my entire family — especially my mother. Yeah, I saw carly last night at the metro court. She did seem pretty upset. But you know your mom. Come on, if she’s not okay now, she’s gonna find a way to be okay very soon. Sorry to keep you waiting, diane. Oh, not to worry. I’m on my third mimosa. Really?

[ Chuckling ] No, no. I’m just — it’s just…coffee. Okay. [ Sighs ] Did someone get up on the wrong side of the bed this morning?

[ Sighs ] Wrong side, wrong bed, yeah. Well, now you’ve got my attention. Whose bed are we talking about? My bed, my bed — but not at my house. I’m staying here in the hotel. Okay, before you say another word, did you ask me to speak to you as your friend or your attorney? As my friend. I’m sure you’ve heard all about the dirty laundry that came out at that hearing of nina’S. Yeah, yeah. I got the general gist. I’m so sorry, honey. Yeah. Look, it’s not like I’ve stopped loving sonny. And god knows I adore those girls. But is staying in a broken marriage good for donna and avery? I mean, is love enough? I just — I don’t know — well, in my vast experience, I’ve always found that it takes more than two people to break up a marriage. So you know what I’m up against. Sonny and nina had a relationship in nixon falls, and he’s continuing to protect her back here in port charles. Yeah. And that’s why I’m staying here at the hotel — because I just need some space to, uh, clear my head. Figure out what my options are. You know, what’s best for the girls. And if everything starts going south, I’m just gonna need to make some real — okay, carly, carly, carly? I’ve just got to stop you right there. It’s just about marriage. Something… you know little about. Mm, fair enough.

[ Chuckles ] But I do know something about trouble, and I know you’ve got it. And I ain’t talking about your marriage. One of your suppliers on the left coast is out of business.

[ Sighs ] Permanently. And this “going out of business” sale was brought on by a brand-new player — a complete unknown. Players come and go.

[ Sighs ] What? Sonny, you listening to me? This dude just took out one of your regulars. That’s like waving a red flag in front of el toro, even 2,000 miles away. This player have a name? Everybody’s got a name. I’m working on it. Cyrus made noise about someone filling the power vacuum he left in the west. That could be part of the same party. I’m gonna ask around. I… I got a lot on my mind. Pardon me for asking. Such as? Okay. Just being a friend. I’m gonna say it for you, whether you want to hear it or not. One man. Two women. Sonny… that’s one too many. Of course there’s still a home to wreck — and two little girls are living in it. How can you be so sure? Okay, how can I be so sure? Well, carly was standing at the same spot that you are two days ago. Carly came here looking for you? Yeah. I hope you were wearing body armor. What happened? What do you mean? What happened before she slapped me across the face? Ouch. Yeah, and you — you can guess what she had to say. She blames me for what willow said at the hearing, and then she blames me for what sonny con– confirmed on the witness stand. Even though sonny and I, we never — okay, y-you might have. And you still might, if she keeps driving him into your arms. Is that what earned you the slap? I told carly that if sonny ever showed up on my doorstep again… I wouldn’t say no. Well, from what I’ve been hearing [Laughs] Sonny didn’t come back to a marriage. Sounds more like a prison with two unhappy people locked inside. Did you ever think that maybe you’d be doing sonny and carly a favor if you gave him the key?

Only trying to protect his family by dropping out of sight, why risk it now? That’s an excellent question, and I’m sure you asked it, so what did he say? It was more about what he didn’t say. He claims the danger is less, but he couldn’t or wouldn’t offer any proof to back it up. He warned me against digging into his past. Mm. He said that the only way to keep aunt stella and tj safe is to let things be. And he might be right about that. Or he could be blowing smoke. The point is, I don’t know what to believe, or if this man is even telling the truth. Epiphany johnson, you can be anything you set your mind to. Like becoming a doctor. I didn’t say it would be easy. You can start small — baby steps. By joining your band.

[ Both laugh ] Warmer. But I was thinking of something a little easier. Like dinner for two. I thought you said that you were not into having a social life. Well, I misspoke. I’m new in town, and I’m still putting one toe in the water. And the water is brutal in western new york this time of year. So, what do you say, nurse johnson? Is it too late to start over? That was the second time I ran into your mom. The first time was on the footbridge, and I got the distinct feeling that I was not the person that she wanted to see. Not — not that she blames me for jason’s death. It’s just… that I am still alive. And jason’s not. Last night seemed different. I mean, she really needed somebody to talk to. I-I just happened to be there. You know, if carly was willing to confide in me of all people, it made me think that maybe she’S… desperate?

[ Laughs ] Thanks, man. Really. Wow.

[ Stammers ] Great for my ego. Yeah, I know. What I meant was, I’m just — I’m — I’m very glad that you were there for my mom. Yeah, me, too. I don’t understand. I thought I could tell you anything. Of course you can tell me anything. And trust me, I’ve heard just about everythin and as your friend, I would never presume to judge you or sonny. But if we’re talking about a potential legal separation — possible divorce — just as you have me on retainer, sonny has me on retainer, and I cannot represent one of you without recusing myself from the other.

[ Exhales slowly ] I’m sorry. I-I — I didn’t mean to put you in an awkward position. Welcome to the wonderful world of domestic law. Yeah. Look, whatever decision you make, it’s gonna be one that you do not make lightly. So you have to be honest with yourself, carly. Is this a step you want to take? Don’t bother throwing me out. I know the way. No, no, hey. You know what? It’S… I guess I-it’s public knowledge, everything that came out at that hearing. People talk. It’s my business to listen. Unless, of course, you only value my electronics expertise and not our friendship. No, no, I — y-you know that’s not true. I ap– I appreciate everything that you do, and — and I appreciate you coming to me with this threat in the west coast. I gotta — I gotta keep m-my eyes open, right? Yeah, you do. And as far as what you walked in on this morning…

[ Sighs ] Look, I know you miss jason a lot. Yeah. I miss him, too. Not that anybody can replace him — in your business or your life. I’m just saying… if there’s anything I can do — any way I can help — you know I’m here for you. Yeah, I appreciate that. And I gotta tell you, you know, uh… …this nameless threat is child’s play compared to what carly and i are going through. It’s like we’re in a maze, right? And we’re lost. Well, you know what? I could drop some bread crumbs. Leave you a trail.

[ Laughs ] Nah, you know what? We — we’re gonna have to work this one out ourselves. Nina: No, I-I’m not gonna take advantage of what may or may not be happening in sonny’s home. Nina, it’s so obvious what you want. Why don’t you just go for it? Okay, britt, why am i getting the feeling that there’s something more to this than you just encouraging me to follow my heart? What’s in it for you?

[ Scoffs ] Fine. I thought you wanted an objective opinion, god forbid a friend. But you know what? From now on, you make your own mistakes. No, britt — britt, wait. Yes. Yeah, I’m a little tired of — of being “the other woman” without the benefits. Yes! Now we are talking. Okay, the question is, what do you want to do about it?

I am sorry to lay all my troubles on you, laura.

[ Chuckles ] Come on now. I didn’t just come home to snip ribbons in the strip mall. I wanted to see the people I love, and I hope you know that you’re one of them. Thank you. I mean, balancing the budget of port charles has got to be simpler than unraveling the mystery that is marshall ashford. Yeah. I think I can solve one mystery for you. What’s that? Despite your doubts and questions, I think you do want to have a relationship with your father. Maybe even more than he wants to have one with you. Thank you for your insights. Mm-hmm. You take care of yourself. You, too. Let me know how it all goes. My break’s over, and I have work to do. Understood. Marshall. I have an idea. I’m listening. How do you feel about prime rib grilled to perfection? Mm. Medium-rare? Mm-hmm. With, uh, blue cheese? Mm-hmm. And shrimp on top? Mm-hmm. If you’re serious about dinner, my shift ends at 6:00. The pc grill has some of the best food around and a fantastic wine list. That sounds great to me. And maybe you can finish that long story of yours. We’ll see.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, then. I’m looking forward. Me, too.

[ Door closes ] For what it’s worth, when I left carly last night, I was pretty sure I s– I saw that spark back in her eye, okay? Your mom — your mom may be down, but she is not out. I’m glad to hear that, I am. Honestly, it’s gonna — it’s gonna be pretty hard for my mom and dad to put the pieces back together again. Hey, all y– all you can do is — is just trust that their love for each other is stronger than anything or anyone that comes between them. Right. No, I never used to doubt that, but now I don’t know. Hey, michael, you can’t fix this for them, right? That’s their job. All you can do is be there if they need you. I don’t know what I’m prepared to do. And doesn’t that speak volumes? Carly, if you were ready to pull the plug on your marriage to sonny, we would be sitting here as attorney and client, not as a couple of girlfriends. Yeah, maybe. Perhaps you still want to fight for your marriage more than you realize. Call me if you need to talk… as client or as friend. Nina: There is nothing for me to do as long as sonny, carly, and his children are living under the same roof. You know, I’m just an outsider looking in. I am not gonna break up a family. And as far as brad is concerned, I’m in no position to ask sonny for any favors. Well, I won’t take no for an answer. So if you can’t or won’t reach out to sonny on brad’s behalf, I’ll do it myself. So, if you hear any more chatter about mr. Nobody, let me know. You got it. In the meantime, I’m in town for the next few days. How about we go out to dinner, all three of us? Me, you, and carly? Uh, I’d love to, but I think carly’s probably, uh, busy at the metro court.

[ Cellphone rings ] You need to take that?

[ Ringing stops ] Guess not. Britt, hang up the phone. He picked up. Hey, sonny? My daddy isn’t here, and mama carly isn’t here, either. Uh, okay, avery. Never mind. Thank you so much. Bye. What’s going on? What did avery say? Um, I’m not entirely sure, but it sure sounded like carly’s moved out of the house.

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hey, drew. What do you have there? This is a portrait of me made by a budding young artist. Goes by the name of scout? Looks just like me, wouldn’t you say? I-I do say, and I think it’s good that you see the effort.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Hey. You okay? After the night on the bridge, I just — I just want to make sure you know you can talk to me.

[ Cellphone rings ] I’m sorry. It’s michael. I have to take this. Yeah. Hey. Michael? What’s up? Do you think there’s any chance that this could work? Either way, you have to try, right? Absolutely. I can’t just stand by and watch my family fall apart. Okay. We should get going on this. Spencer! I’d like to talk with you!

[ Footsteps approach ] What can I do for you, grandmother? This isn’t about tonight’s takeout order for dinner, is it? No. It’s about a family meeting. Okay. What’s tonight’s topic? Family unity.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Clears throat ]

[ Door opens ] Ah.

[ Door closes ] You poisoned peter? You mean… “literally poisoned him,” not a figure of speech.

[ Scoffs ] If only. I can’t believe it. You’re no killer. I’ve done some pretty horrible things, britt. Agreed. But so have I. But murder? I mean, you hadn’t crossed

that threshold. And I still haven’T. Peter’s not dead. Attempted murder gets you no points, brad. I-I didn’t know what I was doing until after the fact. Okay. How’d you get the poison? My aunt selina. Martin: Well, you’re certainly in the clear now. In my professional opinion, it might be best just to let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak. Mm-hmm. Oh, hey. Come on in. Yes. I’ll be ready in a minute. I’m just finishing up with martin. -Martin. -Ms. Jerome. Heh. I thought, um — I thought scott was your lawyer. Yeah, I had to fire him after he forced willow to reveal my relationship with sonny on the stand. Which got the identity-fraud charges dropped. It’s because of scott that your legal troubles are over. Or has something new come up? Nina: Oh, there’s nothing now. It’s still what it’s always been about — my grandson, wiley. You moved out. W-where are you?

[ Sighs ] I got a suite at the metro court. I just needed some time away from sonny so I could get my head straight. Did you take donna and avery with you? No, no, I — I couldn’t do that to them. I didn’t want to disrupt their lives. And avery has been so clingy with sonny since he got home. I — I don’t know. I just didn’t want the girls to think that their father and i are having problems. So I told them that I was working a lot here at the metro court and I had to stay over and I would be there at night before they went to bed and first thing in the morning before they went to school. Mom, that’s a lot, and you’ll probably run into dad. Is — is that gonna be too hard on you? Yeah, but, you know, keeping some semblance of stability and seeing the girls will be worth it. What about you? Have you talked to sonny since nina’s hearing? No, not yet. Hey, mom, I’ll call you back.

How do you expect martin to help you with wiley? No offense. None taken. However, maybe we should discuss this another time. No, no. You can speak freely in front of ava. I am consulting with martin about ways to ensure that I am allowed to see wiley. Are you talking about taking michael and willow to court? That’s an option. If memory serves, you and I were discussing the same point of law not too far back, ms. Jerome, that in the state of new york, if a biological parent is deceased… yes, yes, then a biological grandparent has a legal right to visitation. Are you sure that you want to start poking this hornet’s nest? Really? Are — you don’t think that you and michael can work something out just between the two of you? With carly whispering in michael’s ear? No. Not likely. Uh… didn’t expect to see you here. Well, I couldn’t help but notice you were talking to frank about my whereabouts instead of talking to me directly. I’m still processing. I couldn’t believe it when I heard about what you said, you know, on the stand. I didn’t want your mom to hear that on the stand. Nina — whatever we had is over. Whatever happened between you and nina, it’s not my business. But the look on mom’s face when she told me about it? That I can’t forgive. Carly? Hey, carly.

[ Gasps ] Oh. God. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. It’s just, um — it’s been a day. It’s been a really rough day. Well, I really hope things get better. Drew. Y-you’re not gonna ask me what’s going on? It just seems like you got a lot on your mind. This is because of new year’s eve, isn’t it? I mean, I’m sorry. I should have never put you off and acted the way I did. You have nothing to apologize for. Are you kidding me? Look…carly, I’m not trying to take jason’s place. Been there. Done that. But just know if you ever need a shoulder… I do. Hello, nikolas. Thank you for coming. Spencer: No ava? At least grandmother realizes she isn’t part of our family. Oh, ava is most definitely part of this family. Yes, she is, and I did invite her, but she politely declined. Yeah, she was being thoughtful. She probably thought that being here would make the conversation less smooth. She was probably out spending my money. What was that? When she summoned me to the metro court to discuss the work that I’d be doing for her at the gallery to make restitution, after I served my sentence, she made it a point to throw it in my face that she was using money from my trust fund to pick up our tab. Kevin: I think we’re getting off track. I’m very sorry that I wasn’t here when everything fell apart between the two of you. Translation — when he lost his mind and gave ava control of my trust fund. Because you refuse to accept that ava is a part of this family! Not my family. Let’s just take it down a notch, okay? How about we all sit down? Nikolas and spencer: I’ll stand. My aunt told me to deliver a specific food tray to a specific cell in solitary. When I got there, I realized I was transporting a meal intended for peter august and that there might be something suspect about it. Really? You had no idea whatsoever? Why did you think your auntwas catering for anyone, let alone peter? Okay, okay. I-I had my suspicions. But it was the only way she’d help with the parole board. And now she has leverage. You do her bidding, or she tips off the cops about your involvement in peter’s adventures in not-so-fine dining. Yeah. Nothing that esoteric. Britt, I’m afraid my aunt will kill me if I try to defy her.

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Oh. Detective falconeri, what can I do for you? Does — does this have something to do with a patient’s medical confidential information? No, it doesn’T. Not currently. Got information about peter august.

about peter? Want to discuss plans to have peter moved to the infirmary at pentonville. According to his doctor, he’s going to be strong enough to travel very soon.

[ Sighs ] You got something to say, brad? “Soon” isn’t now, detective. So…how can I help facilitate this transfer? Well, that’s what I’m here to try and coordinate. We got to make sure all the boxes are checked, have to have the medical records done by the medical director, schedule the appropriate section meeting before you can have him released. Once that is done, we can issue a transfer warrant. I know it’s a lot. I’ll walk you through it. But we really can’t have anyone dropping the ball on this one. Agreed. Good. Let me look at peter’s latest labs, and we can talk tomorrow? Sounds good. Give me a call. Oh, hey, brad… what’s this I hear that you’re, uh, staying with selina wu? She’s, um, um — s-she’s my aunt. Yeah. Well, that’s a good idea, right? Getting close to the head of the wu crime family when you’re on parole? Watch your step. Why are you harassing brad? Your brother’s the one threatening people. Michael? Yes. Michael. He threatened brad at the metro court in front of everyone. He did, did he? And you were witness to this alleged threat? I heard about it. Oh. So, no. Do you want to file a complaint, brad? No need. I-I just want to get on with my life. Okay. Good. Good. Sounds like we’re done here, then. Well, talk to your brother. Brad will not be intimidated. Heh. Sure. Let me know when you have those labs. Okay, britt?

[ Door closes ]

[ Sighs ] That went well.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] My ulcer’s acting up.

[ Sighs ] The two of you are so much alike. Birds of a feather. I’m sorry, mother, as the adult, I shouldn’t have let spencer bait me. You keep forgetting that I’m an adult, too. I have a job. And I make my own money. Certainly not relying on an inherited family fortune. I’m very proud of you for that. You know, I’m proud that you kept your job at kelly’s, even though it wasn’t easy for you. Thank you. I’ve adjusted. And after I serve my time, both at ava’s gallery and at spring ridge, I’ll be able to start saving up for my own place. Okay, look. This is exactly what I wanted to talk to you about. You’ve only got a few weeks before you have to go to spring ridge and serve a 30-day sentence. And going to prison, even a minimum-security prison, it’s going to test your emotional strength, your mental strength. I know that you can do it. I have every faith in you. Look how stubborn you’re being now.

[ Chuckling ] Willfulness runs on all sides of your family. But, honey, I think it would be so much better, it would be easier if you could go to spring ridge knowing that you had… your whole family standing by you. I think it’s important. Do you think you could reconcile with your son before he goes off to prison? I want that. I hate the walls between us. I miss my son. I miss you, too, father. Spence. What’s going on? Just a family meeting. My grandmother wants me to make peace with my father. Is that what you want? I don’t know. Glad I came home when I did. Don’t worry. I won’t let your family gang up on you. Willow came to me last night and suggested that I give up my legal rights to wiley as a gesture of good faith to michael. -Well, that sounds extreme. -Yeah. And I accused her of doing michael’s dirty work, and willow said that it was her own idea, and she promised that she would do everything she can to get through to michael so I can still be in wiley’s life. You can’t do that. You can’t give up your rights to your grandchild. Martin: I was just explaining doing so would be irrevocable. If nina legally abdicates her rights as wiley’s grandmother, she can’t turn around and ask for them back should willow fail to soften michael’s attitude. It’s just too risky. And I can’t take that chance. Ava: Then don’t! Do not give up your rights! Listen to martin. Yeah, I’m gonna listen to him, and we were talking about the alternatives, which include going to court so I can guarantee that I have a right to see wiley. Okay. Well, you’d be going on the offensive. Are you ready to do that? What other choice do I have? I can’t just wait around for michael’s mood to soften. I want to be part of my grandson’s life now. I know you do. Of course you do. The question is… can nina win? Oh, she can definitely win. Problem is, it might be a pyrrhic victory. You really ready to burn down that last bridge? How does this work? You want to just dive right in and talk about it? Well, I could really use something to make me smile, so why don’t you tell me about scout?

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Well, um… she’s amazing. I mean, she’s getting more and more comfortable with me…

[ Chuckles ] …Every time we see each other, just like sonny said she would. Um, me, on the other hand… you? What about you? What’s going on? Well, I was just gone so long. You know, half of scout’s life. Half of her life. Got a lot of catching up to do, things to learn. I got to learn her favorite color, her best friend’s name. The other day, I asked her what her favorite flavor of ice cream was, and she was so confused. She was just like, “you don’t know? You’re my daddy.” Hm. Aw. Well, that must’ve hurt. Hmm. I just told her that I’ve got a lot to learn, a lot to learn, and she needs to teach me. And that made her happy. But, still, it brings home how much time we’ve lost and how many things that, uh, you know, we just won’t get back. Reunions are tough. They’re hard. I mean, as happy as you are to reconnect, you realize how much the person has changed since you last saw them. When I came home, I was hit with a lot of things. Your mom was getting married. I wanted to tell your mom that jason died. I did the best I could… for my family.

[ Stammers ] Nina lied to you, to us, for months. H-how is it best for your family to protect her? I understand, michael! You want to hold nina accountable. I’m not saying anything about that. Now, you understand how I’m feeling? ‘Cause if you did, you would have never stood up for nina at that hearing!

Esme, allow me to buy you a cup of coffee while the family talks. I think I should be here. No, seriously. It’s fine. Please go. I need to do this on my own. If you need me, just text me, and I’ll come right back. Shall we?

[ Door closes ] Esme’s the only one who’s really there for me. I’m trying to be there for you. But — but esme’s attitude of “us against them,” it isn’t helping. And ava’s idea of family unity is? Hey. You know what? Let’s just try to get back where we were. Can we, please? Um… this is really only about the two of you. You know? Father and son. Leave everyone else out of it. It’s really frustrating for me, you guys, because I know how much you each love each other. I do love you. I really felt the love all those years you let me believe you were dead. It just kind of amazes me… how quickly scout’s warmed up to me. It’s just as if nothing bad has ever happened to the little girl in her life. She just faces the world so fearless. Who knows — maybe she’ll grow up and she won’t even remember the time her daddy wasn’t around to tuck her in… the father/daughter bond is so special. I would never want to deprive avery or donna of that ever. You know. Why would you? Sonny and I are having… problems. I’m sorry to hear that. Mm. Who threw the first vase this time?

[ Chuckles ] Nothing was thrown. I moved out. Maybe I should give it a little bit more thought before I take legal action. I think that would be advisable. I mean, why set something like this in motion if you’re not certain? In the meantime, I’ll look into the case law, see if I can find any precedents that help or hurt your cause should you decide you want to go forward. Alright. I like that idea. I’ll be in touch. Ms. Jerome. Well… that must have been some chat with willow, to get you to contemplate legal action. Well, willow was my second visitor. Carly was my first. She stormed in here, demanding to know the details about exactly what happened between me and sonny in nixon falls. Yikes. And how did that go? I went scorched earth. I held nothing back. Okay, well, define “scorched earth.” Well, told carly the truth — that if I hadn’t said no… sonny would have made love to me.

I’m sorry that I didn’t tell you that I was alive, but I didn’t want to bring you into the lie. You were better off. And I can’t change my past mistakes. And I will always regret hurting you like that. Spencer, part of growing up is learning how to forgive the people who’ve hurt us. Do you want to keep carrying this pain around with you? Or do you want to have a relationship with your father now? I think it’s time, hon. I think it’s time to let bygones be bygones and move forward as a family.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, my god. Did I say something funny? You sound a lot like uncle victor. I assure you, esme, spencer will be fine. It’s just a family meeting. What has you so upset? I’m not upset. I just don’t like being dragged away from my boyfriend when he needs me. I recall he asked you to leave. That’s because he didn’t want to look weak in front of his father. Do you think he’s weak? Don’t try and shrink me, dr. Collins. I know a thing or two about psychology myself. Oh, that’s right! How is that internship at spring ridge going, anyway? I am enjoying it. I find the criminal mind fascinating, and I’m sure you can relate. I’ve read your books on the subject. Have you? Which is why I don’t understand how you can say being with family makes spence “safe,” considering your brother is ryan chamberlain. Thanks for standing up for me with dante. I’ll always stand up for you. But you need to stop popping those antacids and strengthen that spine. Get your mojo back! Never mind how you got your parole. You’re out now. Leave that prison mentality behind and start acting, start thinking like a free man.

[ Groans lightly ] Was I not clear enough? My aunt’s hospitality comes with a price tag and a huge spotlight! You heard dante. The last thing I want is police scrutiny. Has your aunt threatened you outright? Not directly. In fact, aunt selina’s been… very kind while she controls my entire existence. That’s why I had to wait until she was out of town to visit you. I just… I don’t know how to distance myself from her without creating offense. And people who offend selina wu… tend to disappear. You told carly that sonny wanted to have sex with you? Well, ava, she was, like, pushing and demanding specific — listen. She wouldn’t shut up about it! Oh, I know, I know how relentless carly can be. But that she came here to you? Well, that tells me that she is worried. Have you heard from sonny? No, not since new year’s eve. And is he still staying in his place in harbor view towers? Well, according to carly, he’s home. He just wants his family back. That doesn’t necessarily have to include carly. Since when? I don’t know when the tide started to turn, but the fact that carly was here talking to you instead of at home working things out with sonny, that reinforces what I told you the other day. Sonny is still in love with you… and carly knows it. I wasn’t gonna lie on the stand. Yes, your mother should have heard about nina from me, but every time I wanted to say something, it wasn’t the right time. Oh, come on, dad. You could have found the time. I can’t change what happened! I can only be here… for the family now, reassure all of you… that you can count on me. No, dad, you know what? I was counting on you to help put nina behind bars, but instead we were all blindsided by what you said on the stand. Because of you, the charges against nina were dropped. Now, that — that is not you protecting your family, looking out for them. That’s you — that’s you protecting —

[ Shouting indistinctly ] Dante: Whoa! Hey! Yes! Hey! Enough!

I can’t stay in that house with sonny, because if I did, I wouldn’t be able to breathe and — and I wouldn’t be able to figure out how I’m feeling, you know? You need to trust your instincts, carly.

[ Exhales sharply ] Jason used to say that all the time. He knew you best. I’m gonna be there every morning when the girls wake up and every night to put them to bed. I want to keep as much consistency as possible for them, you know? I think it’s great that you’re thinking about the kids — really, you’re such an incredible mother. You really are.

[ Chuckles ] And, obviously, they’re your priority. But you know how on an airplane when they tell you to put your own oxygen mask on before you put on your child’s? It’s because you’re not gonna do your kid any good if you’re passed out. All by way of saying… you got to do what you have to do for you. That way, you can be the best mom f-for donna and avery. I don’t want to break up my family. Carly, from what I’ve seen, you and sonny, you guys are the real deal. You can still find your way back together.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. What if we can’t? Well, then I refer you to my original advice — to trust your instinct. Thank you. No problem. You know… I owe you an apology. Sonny’s in love with me? You know, I haven’t even allowed myself to consider that, ava. Even though sonny did say on the stand that he fell in love with me in nixon falls. Maybe more of his feelings survived after he got his memory back than I thought. There’s no “maybe” about it. Carly is running scared for a reason. Obviously, she sees you as a threat to her marriage. Ava, everything is really nuts right now, but — but if carly and sonny separate, do you think there’s a chance that sonny and I could be together here in port charles? Not if you sue michael for visitation with wiley. If you go to war with michael, you will lose sonny forever. -What the hell is going on? -What are you doing here, dante? What — well, I came here to talk to you about something else, but never mind that. Why are you two yelling at each other? My mom is living at the metro court. She is? Yeah. I’m sorry to hear that. Yeah, she moved out because dad refuses to leave the house. Really? I thought you were at the penthouse. Well, it — well, I’m not giving up on my marriage. W-we were at an impasse, and I-I called carly’s bluff. She wasn’t bluffing. I didn’t expect her to leave. I’m not giving up. I’m getting your mother back. B-by ignoring what she wants. Why didn’t — okay, michael, listen. It’s a tough situation for everyone, okay? Yeah, that’s easy for you to say. Your mom is not the one who’s devastated. My brother is a very dangerous man, but you’re not

really comparing laura and nikolas to ryan, are you? No. I just mean that people go on and on about how great family is, but, you know, psychopaths have families, too. Yes, they do. And sometimes we’re hurt by the people that we love and trust. You must have been very hurt when your parents died. Of course. I was devastated. Spencer told me that you have siblings, but I’ve never heard you mention them. Were you separated after your parents’ death? We’re not close. But we were talking about your brother — ryan, your twin. Do you ever visit him at spring ridge? I’ve never seen you there. I monitor his progress, but, no, I don’t visit. Do people with “locked in” syndrome ever recover? Just how much time are you spending with ryan anyway? Oh, barely any. I mean, his case just stands out, you know? Ryan is not a simple case study, esme. He’s a man who has killed people, and he wouldn’t hesitate to do it again if given half a chance. I can guarantee you if you ever saw who ryan really is… you wouldn’t be intrigued. You’d be terrified. And you’d be right to be so. How do I sound like victor? He gave me a whole speech on family loyalty. Did he? Mm-hmm. Spencer, this is very important. Do not fall prey to victor’s manipulations. What happened to forgiveness? You don’t have any of that for uncle victor? I misspoke. Mm-hmm. Yes, I did. We forgive the people who are truly sorry for having hurt us. That’s not victor. Uncle victor might not be the most popular person… but he has always been good to me. Look, I know how important family is to you. But you don’t have to turn to victor. I’m right here. I love you. I want my son back. How about it, spencer?

an figure out a way to getthe better of your aunt selina. Have you not been paying any attention? The woman is formidable. So are we. Formidable and well-versed in wiggling out of trouble. Except when we get caught. I just don’t see a way out of this. My aunt’s got me under her thumb, and she’s already warned you to stay away from me. So what? I’m here for you, no matter what your control-freak aunt wants. You sure? Brad, I have stood up to worse than your aunt selina and lived to tell. You’re my best friend. I’m not letting her take you from me.

[ Breathes sharply ] I’m lucky to have you. Even if you did betray me by getting another wingman. He’s back!

[ Laughs ] Wait. I just had an idea. I might know someone who can help you. Well, I hope you’ll heed my warning about ryan. I’m not being dramatic. It’s really for your own safety. Got it. How much longer do I have to wait until I can go back to spence? Oh, laura will text when they’re done. Are you still worried? Esme, you don’t need to protect spencer from his family. You know, it seems to me not that long ago you were pushing for a reconciliation. What happened? Maybe it has something to do with him being sentenced to a correctional facility, and the family is letting that happen. Spencer committed a crime. There wasn’t much we could do about that. Ava never had to press charges in the first place. She wanted spencer to take responsibility. Then I guess she got what she wanted. We’re all on spencer’s side, esme. If you’ll excuse me, I need to use the ladies’ room. I promise not to sneak out. Well, I didn’t expect you to, but thanks for the heads-up. Yes, this is dr. Collins, for warden brewster. It’s urgent. I need to restrict who has access to ryan chamberlain. I want you back, too, father. Without ava. This again. -Honestly? -Those are my terms. No. You’re being completely unreasonable. I… then I guess there’s nothing left to say. Well, I tried. I need to go. Okay. Same time next week. Wait. We’re doing this again? Oh, did you think it was a one-and-done? No. Absolutely not. I’m not gonna give up on you two. We’re gonna keep talking to each other because this is the only way that you’re going to be able to work this out. You know how sonny is when it comes to his kids — if he has to choose between michael and you… no contest. No contest. And any hope of me having a life with sonny will be dashed. But what about wiley? I don’t want that little boy growing up with carly’s version of me. He’ll hate me. If sonny’s on your side, then he’ll get michael to come around. Yeah, but won’t michael just hate me even more because I broke up his parents’ marriage? Seems like his parents’ marriage is exploding all on its own. You just have to stand back and let it happen.

[ Sighs ] Maybe be there to pick up the pieces.

[ Chuckles ] You know, that’s a great fantasy, ava, but that’s not gonna happen. It doesn’t have to be a fantasy. Really. Just play it cool, play your cards right, and you could have both wiley and sonny in your life. Isn’t that what you really want? Come on. You don’t haveanything to apologize about. I do. I do. When jason came home, I got so caught up with having him back, that’s all I was focused on, and, meanwhile, you were having a hard time yourself. I mean, it was a crazy situation. And looking back, I didn’t handle it well. How could you? I mean, you were still trying to come to terms with what had happened to you and who you were. And don’t forget I pulled away from you and sonny, too. I mean, it was just a tough, tough time all the way around. I know it was, but, still, I wish I would have been a better friend. You’re a great friend. Are you kidding me? I hope you haven’t been worried about this. I mean, I’m long over this.

[ Chuckles ] I don’t really know you that well — I mean, the real drew cain, separate from jason. I’m glad I get a second chance. Me too. I mean, look what you almost missed.

[ Both laugh ] You’re being protective of your mother. I’m being protective of my father. But neither of us are in this relationship, okay? We’re both on the outside looking in, so we cannot judge. Decisions were made, and now we all have to deal with the consequences, right? T-that’s exactly what I’m trying to do. Yeah. Now. Now that t-the truth has come out. Michael. I love your mother. Do you know that or not? -Yes, yes, I do. -Okay, then why do you keep — I’m just — look, I love you both, alright? I just — I hate seeing mom in this much pain. Yeah. We’re all just trying to protect our family, right? Yeah, that’s all I’m trying to do, but — but, dad, hey, you — you need to give mom what she’s asking for, which is just space and time. Why do you keep asking me to do something?! I can’t make amends with your mother is she doesn’t talk to me! Dante: Okay. Are you okay? Yeah, I’M… dad, you just — I’m okay. I just — you know, I got to talk to…carly. Y-you can’t — you can’t push. I don’t like waiting. But for your mother, I’ll wait.

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She knew. There is no question I’ve been talking to a lot of concerned parents. Terms of their respiratory systems? Are they breathing normally? Granny, I told you I will do it myself. Do not say anything to my dad. There you are. Did you forget about bailey’s appointment? We waited for you as long as we could, but eventually we had to leave without you. Something came up. How’d she do? Amazing. 95th percentile across the board. “Something came up” as in…? My grandmother. Come on, brook lynn. You can tell me anything. What’s going on?

[ Sighs ] Tracy figured it out. She knows bailey is maxie’s daughter. I’m really glad that we could reschedule, maxie. Oh, thanks, trish. Yeah. Me, too. Oh, I can tell. Your enthusiasm is overwhelming. I’m just not looking forward to another grilling session on louise. I’m assuming that’s why we’re here. Hey. I got your favorite. They’re cold. So? You know how much I would have killed to eat cold crab cakes when I was in pentonville? Especially from the metro court. It’d just be better eating them there. That’s all. I…just thought it’d be nice to catch up in a more, uh, intimate setting. Oh, my god. You know as well as I do it’s not brunch without bottomless mimosas and “people-watching.” So why the sad, hidden-away meal? Mrs. Scorpio. For you. I know how long and boring guard duty can be. Maybe this will help perk things up. Thank you. Very much appreciated. Well, I’ll be sure and tell my husband how diligent you are, officer, uh…baird.

[ Chuckles ] Can I help you with something? Well, actually, I was hoping to have a quick word with the prisoner, but I was told that visitation is limited. Uh…not for the acting commissioner’s wife. Felicia. What are you doing here? I wanted to see you face to face. Are you looking for anything… in particular? A soul. What can I get you? Oh, no, thanks, man. I’m just waiting for someone. Is this him? Drew cain. Well, fancy seeing you here. Uh, shall we break bread?

You and me break bread? Yeah, I don’t think so. Bones, maybe. You’ve been through quite an ordeal. Your hostility is to be expected. My brother is dead because of you. No, it’s my understanding jason died trying to save you, britt westbourne, and liesl obrecht from peter august. Who was your ally. The two you were working together. Allegedly. Allegedly. Careful with the insinuations. I’m not the one who needs to be careful. Hey, hey, hey. Drew. Drew, don’T. Don’T. Come on. Let’s go get a table. Yeah, I just need a second here because I got a few things I need to clear up with mr. Cassadine. Do you think you should intervene in whatever that is? I’m pretty sure drew’s got it. Okay, so now we’re back to the grilling portion of our visit. I’m not grilling you. No? No. I reserve that for suspects, not victims. Maxie, your mother and i are very worried about you, that’s all. Oh.

You are worried? I wake up every morning facing another day without my daughter, hoping that she manages to stay safe because if peter finds her — he won’T. You don’t know that. So, forgive me if I’m not overly concerned that you and my mom are worried. Duly noted. But you love louise, and we love you. And the way you are handling this — is wrong? Is admirable. It’s admirable. You’re putting one foot in front of the other for the sake of your children. And, honestly, I don’t know how you’re doing this. But what we want you to know is that you don’t have to do it alone. Let us help you. You’ve already helped. And I-I don’t know what else there is that you could do. The trail has run cold. Yeah, I know. My suggestion is that we look at it all again with fresh eyes. Is there anything else that you can remember? I told the police everything I know. Really? Everything? Why aren’t you freaking out? I am. Just…internally. Well, join me externally, would you? Look. I’m trying not to overreact. Well, have you met my grandmother? On a scale of 1 to 10, how screwed are we?

[ Sighs ] Well, the good news is my granny will do anything for family. Even you? Hey. I’m sorry. It’s just I know you guys always haven’t had the best relationship. No one has with her. But when push comes to shove, I-I know she’ll have my back. What about me? What about you? I mean, I’m — I’m here to protect bailey. Is it — she knows that that’s the reason I’m here, right? She does. But she doesn’t think it’s enough. And I mean, she’s not wrong because if peter has proven anything, it’s that being confined does not render him powerless. Okay, so what’s an alternative?

[ Sighs ] My grandmother thinks the best way to keep bailey safe is to put distance between her and peter. How much distance? An ocean’s worth. Sorry to keep you waiting. Or not, because you didn’t wait. Okay. Valentin, my man, listen. We — we — we — hi. It’s austin. Yeah, we should have this conversation about brook lynn. She can’t just destroy people’s lives anymore, and I think we should plot our…retaliation. Yeah, okay. That — that’s a little extreme, um, even for you. I was just thinking, you know, paternity fraud because she falsified bailey’s birth certificate, naming you as the father and not chase. Oh, you did? Okay, well, that’s too bad. Can you go after her civilly? I see. [ Sighs ] Alright, well… um… you know, maybe this should be a more productive conversation if we were able to have it face to face, you know, if you weren’t too busy doing other things. Can we do that? Great, because as we speak, I’m pretty sure brook lynn is… concocting more schemes on other unsuspecting marks and we need to figure out… how brook lynn is vulnerable and take her down.

Don’t lose it because of this piece of garbage. Mm, listen to your ex, drew. Well, aside from the piece of garbage bit, of course. I think I was actually spot-on. Don’t squander your second chance at life. Maybe it was peter’s idea to hold me captive, but you provided the facility. You provided the guards. Those years that I lost are at your door just as much as peter’S. Of course, I regret any dealings I had with peter august. It was a terrible lapse in judgment. As for your captivity, you seem to be fully recovered. You know, you may have gotten a pass from the wsb, but you will never get a pass from me. You even twitch in the wrong direction, and I will make you wish that you stayed dead. Okay, fine. I don’t want to be seen in carly’s hotel, alright? It’s awkward, to say the least. That I get, but the metro court isn’t the only game in town. There are other restaurants with much better ambiance than my office, by the way. I don’t know. Add a little mood lighting, maybe some artwork? You could have a destination on your hands.

[ Sighs ] Brad. Does this have anything to do with your aunt selina warning me to stay away from you? No, I make my own decisions. And look, I’m with you right now. In hiding, basically. Besides, my aunt’s out of town.

[ Scoffs ] Okay, then. Be straight with me. What’s going on? Tracy wants you and bailey to move to amsterdam? Come on, you can’t be considering this. My granny can be very persuasive. And without valentin’s considerable resources, including yuri, this house isn’t as safe as it used to be. Then we’ll hire security.

[ Scoffs ] And how suspicious will that look? Valentin leaves, he takes his bodyguard with him, and then all of a sudden, weeks later, we have security 24/7? So I’ll move back in. That’s a terrible idea. Why? Uh, three words for you — michael and willow.

[ Scoffs ] Oh, we’re fine now. Yeah, “fine” is a far cry from shacking up together. You sure you want to do that to yourself? Yeah. I would for you. And — and bailey. That means a lot to me, but, um, I just don’t think that’s a good idea. Have you talked to maxie about this? Because you can’t just take her daughter halfway across the globe. Okay, well, that’s why we’re having this conversation. We have to come up with an alternative, and stat. Because my grandmother is right about one thing. Peter will only grow more dangerous as his prison time approaches, okay? And — and if he figures it out like tracy did, everyone in this house could be at risk. Well… you see a soul in there? I’m coming up empty. But if you still have a heart, you’ll let me know where my granddaughter is. Come on. You’re a pi. Can’t you find her yourself? This is a joke to you, isn’t it? All the lives that you’ve taken, the families that you’ve destroyed.

My family is destroyed. Who answers for that? Well, hopefully you! Oh, my god. Peter, don’t you take responsibility for anything? It was your lies that drove maxie away. And what did you do? Try to change? No, you doubled down and — and had her kidnapped, hired a deranged nurse to induce maxie’s labor. Who does that?! I love maxie. Felicia, all I wanted was for us to be together. You believe that, don’t you? That this is all coming from a good place. Because it was! If w– if all of you hadn’t poisoned her against me, I never would have had to go to such extremes. Well, at least you admit that it’s extreme. You know what the sad thing is? That there were people that really cared about you, people that believed in you — anna, valentin, maxie, james.

[ Chuckles ] And instead of living up to that love, you let them down. Oh, and you certainly wouldn’t know anything about letting people down, would you… princess? And then the ambulance took austin and me back to G.H. And, well, I mean, you know the rest. Yeah. And austin doesn’t remember anything after he was knocked unconscious? Not as far as I know.

[ Sighs ] I don’t know what I’m missing. Peter spirits you away so that you can all be a family again. Who else would take louise and why, you know? Didn’t peter say he had information on where louise is? Oh, he’s lying. You know, he’s just trying to trade information on the disappearance of your daughter to get out of his long prison sentence that he’s facing. Or he’s using her as a bargaining chip. Anything’s possible, I suppose. But the forensics went through those woods with a fine tooth comb. There’s no outside witnesses. There’s no other evidence. Peter, if he had an accomplice, then… I don’t know. I mean, they were a magician. I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be flip, but just all of it. It just — it just always just leads me back to the last people that saw louise, which were you and austin.

Before I forget… what’s this? It’s — it’s for you. Scout drew it. It’s you.

[ Gasps ]

[ Chuckles ] Oh! I totally see the resemblance. Well, you gotta, uh, look at it on the right angle. Yeah, no, no. I get it. I think. Oh, man, this is awesome. Thank you. Of course. She wanted you to have it. So… well, it’s getting prime real estate on the fridge, that’s for sure. Really? You think the cook’s gonna allow that? Like she’s got a choice. Yeah, I’ll do lots of begging. How about that? Good luck with that. Hm. Hey, I’m, uh… I’m sorry I almost lost it out there. Are you kidding me? I am impressed that I didn’t walk in on you strangling victor. Yeah, me too. I mean, restraint has never really been my forte, has it? Wow. The new and improved drew, huh? New? Sure. Improved? Well, we’ll see. Hey, I wanted to meet up because… I ran into valentin. What’d he want? It seems that he’s already got what he wants. My elq shares. Every time somebody asks me about that day, I feel like I did something wrong. Oh, come on, maxie. No one’s blaming you. You were kidnapped. You were forced to give birth in the middle of the woods. I’m sorry. I’m just — I’m just trying to process things out loud, that’s all. Yeah. Um, if you’ll excuse me for a minute. Are you alright? Yeah, yeah. I just — I need a minute.

[ Sighs ] Was, uh — was that maxie jones? Was that an altercation with drew cain? Well, more of a misunderstanding. I’m sure you’re misunderstood. Ah. Finally, someone who gets me. I am not in the mood. What do you want? Well, I thought as my shadow you’d already know. Or were you too busy discomforting maxie? She is no business of yours. A damsel in distress is always the business of a man of chivalry. It may come as a surprise to you, but we’ve all moved on from the ’50s. What was she upset about? Like I said, maxie is none of your business. Time is of the essence, peter. What’s the key to getting drew cain to tell me what I need to know? First, you get me maxie and my daughter. It’s called compassion, anna. It’s dreadful what happened to maxie’s baby, isn’t it? And what the hell do you know about my baby? So we agreed — no amsterdam. No amsterdam. But bailey and I still have to go somewhere. What are you thinking? I don’t know. Maybe the metro court? I mean, hotels have security. No? Too many people, too few questions. It doesn’t scream “safe” to me. Okay, well, I could talk to uncle sonny. What, just… tell him the whole story? Good point. Look, we have to come up with something. I promised maxie that I would keep bailey safe. And I just — I cannot fail now. I have an idea. Tell me. A place that has 24-hour security provided by a trained officer of the law. You don’t mean…? Move in with me.

Gonna tell you about the shares once you got settled in. I figured you had a lot to deal with. Thank you. I mean, as you know, I’ve never been super involved at elq. But living at monica’S… and now your family’s probably all over you. Pretty much, yeah. And you can only use the excuse “I was being held captive” for so long, you know?

[ Chuckles ] Not that funny. No. Anyway, I, uh — I really wanted to get caught up to speed, and I thought maybe you’d be the right person to fill me in. How did valentin of all people end up with my shares? Um… scout’s shares were in a trust. And then things with shiloh came to a head, and I went to prison. I heard about that. I’m so sorry. Yeah, me too. It was — it was really tough on the kids. I can imagine. And — and you were eventually paroled, right? Yeah. But it — it came with a condition. I couldn’t have contact with anyone that had a criminal record. Meaning… you weren’t allowed to see jason. Can we put it up to re-acclimation? I just got out of prison, for pete’s sake. Might be some time before I’m “on” again. You were plenty “on” when I visited you in said prison. Now that you’re a free man, it’s all doom and gloom? I don’t buy it. Will you cut me some slack? Life on the outside isn’t exactly one big party for me. Alright? I-I no longer have a husband. His family’s furious with me, which makes like half this town off-limits. Oh, a-and get this. Turns out, labs aren’t too keen on hiring baby-napping ex-cons.

[ Scoffs ] Shocker! So my career is just as done as my marriage. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to be insensitive. You’re right. Coming back to this new reality is… a lot. A lot. A lot. Hey, I-I’m here to talk or scream or whatever you need me to do, okay? Thanks. At least we have each other, right? I have missed you.

[ Exhales sharply ] I’ve missed you, too. I’m just still… processing, I guess. Okay, but no pressure. Could you maybe process a little faster? I went out with this new wingman the other night, and let’s just say he could stand to take a lesson from the O.G. Maxie. Please, sit down. It’s, uh, lovely to see you again. Yeah, the feeling is definitely not mutual. Oh, I’m sorry. Something I said? More like things that you’ve done, especially teaming up with peter. So let me repeat — what exactly do you know about my daughter? Well, only that peter was anguished by her disappearance and desperate to get her back. You don’t think he was putting on a show? Oh, god, no. Not about his daughter. No. His only aim was to reunite his family. Right. There you have it. Peter is looking for louise also. Peter will never get his hands on louise. Do you hear me? Never. You certainly are formidable, aren’t you? Don’T. I will do anything to protect my child. And I sincerely hope you get her back.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, excuse me. Oh, my son can’t make lunch. He’s been held up. Well, ladies, it’s, uh — it’s been a pleasure. Wish I could say the same. Don’t call me princess. Peter: It’s true, isn’t it? I mean, after all, you are…royalty. And just like most royalty, you just can’t escape the mundane, bored you. Being a wife, hmm? Being a mother. No, dullsville, right? You wanted to seek out adventure, go travel the world. And while you were busy doing all of that, your daughters were growing up without you. You’re a nasty piece of work. I can be. There. See how easy it is to admit who we truly are? You try. Go ahead. Give it a try. I made mistakes. Mistakes? Is that what you call being M.I.A. While your child is murdered? You know, you can come at me all you want, felicia, but I know what this is truly about — your pathetic attempt to try and make up for your failures as a parent. I would never fail my daughter that way. Well, I guess we’ll never know, will we? Because of you, louise may be lost forever. But what if louise isn’t lost? What if… I can lead you straight to her? Chase: I’m bailey’s father. The two of you coming to live with me, it would be brilliant.

[ Sighs ] If you do say so yourself. Come on. It would help sell the idea of us co-parenting. No. What? That’s it? Just no? What would people say, chase? You have a one-bedroom apartment. Yeah, with a very comfy couch, which you’re already acquainted with. It’s not practical. I’m kidding. You can have the bed this time. Look, I-I did and I still do really appreciate you letting me crash, but we weren’t exactly the best of roommates, and this time we’d have a whole nother human with us. Bailey would need her own space. Ideally, yes. Then let’s get something bigger. You mean like rent a place together? That’s actually not a terrible idea. Gee, thanks. And I bet lucy could help us find a temporary rental. I mean, it would keep tracy at bay, allow maxie more time with her daughter, and bailey would be that much harder for peter to find. Has anyone ever told you you are a genius? No. Well, you are.

[ Knock on door ] Dr. Gatlin-holt. Not sure if you remember me. Victor cassadine. I remember you. You’re the first person that peter august asked to speak to when he woke up. Just so. I do apologize for the intrusion. Uh, a nurse told me I might find my son in here. Clearly — clearly, she was mistaken. Yeah, valentin split probably a half-hour ago. You want to step outside, you can text him. Do you, uh — do you have a moment? Mm… no, not — not really. I’m curious as to what first made you suspect brook lynn quartermaine was lying about her baby’s paternity. Each cassadine is worse than the last. Valentin excluded, obvi. Well, he certainly had his moments, but he’s come a long way. And victor, as vile as he is, he did give us reason to rule peter out. He doesn’t have louise. Okay, um, so what do we do now? I have an idea, but I’m gonna need your help. If I did pull valentin’s coat to the idea that brook lynn was lying, why — why — why would that be any of your business? That’s pretty straightforward, really. Uh, may I? You see, valentin is my son, and little bailey was passed off as my granddaughter. Now, valentin is neither naive nor particularly trusting, yet he was thoroughly convinced, and you were the one who opened his eyes to the, uh, unfortunate truth. How do you know all this? I make it my business to… know things, especially where my family is concerned. Right. Why not just talk to valentin about it? Well, I was a little… hesitant to reopen an old, painful wound that’s only just beginning to heal over. Personally, I think valentin’s letting brook lynn off way too easily. I urged him to retaliate. And here I thought that was my great big idea. So you mean valentin is going to move against brook lynn? We’re talking about it, yeah. We’re discussing options. Which brings me back to my original question. What made you first suspect that brook lynn was lying? W-why did I think brook lynn was lying? [ Laughs ] Because she’s a manipulative, scheming person, and she only thinks about herself, the quartermaines, and elq stock, and she nearly cost me my position here on staff, and she definitely cost me my rightful claim to my father’s inheritance. Well, I’m sorry you had so much trouble. But at least it gives you the advantage of knowing clearly who brook lynn really is. Mm, yes, no, I know clearly. I know more than valentin. And maxie, too. I’m sorry. Did you say maxie? I should be a genius more often. Don’t let it go to your head. Look, I’m gonna, um… I’m gonna go talk to the nanny and get bailey’s things ready. Yeah, I’ll text, um, lucy for some listings. Okay.

[ Sighs ] What? There’s one problem we didn’t consider. Just one?

[ Scoffs ] What is my dad gonna say? He wasn’t exactly happy the first time I crashed with you, and he’s the one who kicked me out. Actually, we’re on way less shaky ground now, so don’t worry. I’ll help you come up with a believable reason for our move and… under one condition. What? You spring for a house cleaner this time. After we lost you, valentin made me an offer, and he holds the voting proxy for danny and scout until each of them turn 21. And in exchange valentin cleared the way for you to see jason. Yeah. Look, it was never meant to be permanent. No, I get it. I do. You were prioritizing getting your family back together. Exactly. Isn’t that ironic, though? I went through… all those lengths to keep my family together… and it just all fell apart. What happened there, if you don’t mind me asking?

[ Inhales sharply ]

[ Sighs ] Um… I guess the simplest way to put it… …is I changed, and he couldn’T. He was committed to sonny and his business, and I needed security for myself and my family. Like what we had when we started aurora. Aurora. Yeah. Yeah. Exactly. And like what you have now with dante. Yeah, with dante, there’s a — there’s a balance, you know? There’s a sense of adventure there that I-I still have without putting myself or the kids at — at risk. A win-win. Yeah. Anyway, my deal with valentin was obviously contingent on your death, and you are very much alive. So if you want… your shares back, I’m — I’m sure there are grounds for that. My family would be happy. What matters is if you’re happy. Well, when I figure out what makes me happy, I’ll let you know. Hello. [ Scoffs ] Did you hear what I said? You’re, uh, replacing me with a new wingman. No. Well, I might have to if you don’t tell me what is wrong. I just did. What else is wrong? This is more than just reentry, and we both know that. I’ll stay here all day if I have to.

[ Sighs ] I’m afraid of my aunt.

[ Scoffs ] That’s ridiculous. She can’t dictate your life. Actually, she can. Because she’s letting you stay with her? Forget it. Stay with me.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah. I think you’re forgetting who my aunt is.

[ Chuckles ] Sorry, I — I’m a product of cesar faison and liesl obrecht. I’m not easily intimidated. Well, maybe you should be. What aren’t you saying?

[ Sighs ] My aunt is very… skilled at getting people to do her bidding. People like you? S-she made me do something horrible, and I don’t want anyone associated with me to pay the price.

I don’t believe you. Oh, but even if there’s a chance I’m telling the truth, isn’t it up to you to do everything in your power to ensure maxie can hold her child again? Or are you just gonna… let her fend for herself, like always? Truth or not, how do I fit in? Well, being the wife of the police commissioner, you’re in a unique position to ensure I’m treated fairly. If by “treated fairly” you mean exonerated… I’d rather see you executed first. Ah, yes, but then you’d be discarding all hope of ever seeing your granddaughter. I don’t believe you. You’re a liar. Just like your father. But guess what. I stood up to faison, and I faced down ryan chamberlain, and I cannot wait to see you end just as pathetically as they did. You know, when maxie was pregnant with louise, we used to stay up together late at night and we’d lie there and talk about the future. Maxie always said the key to raising a happy, healthy child was to remember how you mothered her and then do the opposite. Your soul isn’t lost. Oh, no? Clearly, I was looking for something that never existed.

[ Door opens ]

[ Chuckles ] So, if we get you back to pautuck, and I know this is going to be hard, we’ll get you into the woods and maybe you could relive the night that you gave birth to louise. If you’re comfortable with that. I-it might help jog your memory. Um…if you think that will help. I do. Great. Okay. So, I’ll make arrangements for both of you as soon as possible. Wait, I’m sorry. Um, who — who else is coming? Austin. I just think that it would be helpful to tap into his memory as well. I just saw maxie. Oh, tragic, her child going missing like that. I must say, I am in awe of that woman’s strength and courage. Maxie’s incredible. She’s an incredible person. And, uh, brook lynn… is just gonna be brook lynn. She’s gonna take advantage of her. So…maxie jones is another of brook lynn’s victims? I mean… I don’t know. I don’t think maxie would put it quite like that. You know, I-I — maxie insists that they’re friends, which just makes zero sense because maxie also admitted to me that not too long ago, they couldn’t stand each other. So I wonder what changed. Maxie has a huge, gaping hole in her heart, and brook lynn is allowing her to spend some time with the baby. So, y-you’re saying that brook lynn used bailey to take advantage of maxie, the way she did with valentin? I-I don’t think that maxie would put it exactly like that. I — [ Sighs ] I think if — if the circumstances were different, if the circumstances were better, then maxie you would see brook lynn more clearly for who she is. But losing louise, that’s hard, and I think spending a little time with bailey eases that pain. Hmm. And that works out really well for brook lynn because most people don’t trust brook lynn as far as they can throw her. And having maxie as a friend and as a defender, I think people are more likely to give brook lynn a second chance. So what I’m hearing is maxie’s friendship is an asset that brook lynn is not willing to give up, which means that maxie could well be the key to getting back at brook lynn. I think I found the perfect listing. Look. Ooh. That’s a little out of my price range, brook lynn. Oh, please. Granny said she’s committed to my safety, so let her put her money where our mouth is. Besides, it’s way cheaper than moving me across the globe, so she should really be thanking me. Okay. Let’s do it. Yeah? Yeah. First, we have to talk about boundaries. Ground rule number one.

[ Clears throat ] You put your socks away this time, and I will not be watching “the bachelorette.” Oh, you will, and you will love it. Okay, just don’t tell anyone, alright? Okay. And let’s talk about your protein powder that gets everywhere. I love that stuff. Yeah, well, try using it without making such a mess. M– you want to talk to me about a mess? I’m a woman, chase. I have a lot of things. Too many, if you ask me. Well, I didn’T.

[ Chuckles ] I’m gonna… go check on dante. Tell him I said hello. I will. Hey, thanks for coming. Yeah. Always. Um… I know I’ve — I’ve said this to you already, and I’ll probably say it a hundred more times, but I’M… I am really, really glad that you’re back. And I’M… really happy that we were able to maintain this relationship. Some things are unbreakable. Our bond is one of them. Yeah. You’re legitimately shaken up about this. Whatever it is, brad, it — it can’t be that bad.

[ Scoffs ] Oh, it is. Try me.

[ Sighs ] I’m an ex-con, right? Yeah, so am I. Big whoop. So my previous crimes were nothing compared to this. It’s gonna — it’s gonna come back to haunt me. I j-just know it is. In a way…it already has. Hey, you’re starting to scare me now. What did you do? And what does this have to do with your aunt? I can’t tell you. You’re going to hint at this horrible thing, imply that associating with you will put me in danger, and — and then not tell me about it? Just leave it alone, please? I thought we were best friends. We are. Okay, then let me help you.

[ Whispers ] I poisoned peter august. Sorry. What? I poisoned peter august.

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oh! S-sorry. My bad. Brook lynn, what are you doing here? I hope you’re not terminally ill. I’m meeting chase and bailey here. He brought her in for her checkup. He’s such a devoted daddy. Yeah. Probably just trying to make up for lost time. Not that it was his fault. Have a beautiful day. Austin, wait. Wait! Look. I know that we got off on the wrong foot… yeah. …And a lot of that was on my end. No, all of that was on your end. I’m sorry. I interrupted you. It’s been a while — go ahead. What were you gonna say? A lot’s happened since we saw each other last, and I was just hoping that we could hit “rewind” and, you know, start over.

[ Sighs ] Ohh! It’s good to see you. Molly sends her regrets. She got hit with a sudden work thing. I remember working in the D.A.’S office, and getting hit by that “thing” is really exciting. Well, we just wanted to let you know as your daughters how proud we were that our mom is the new editorial voice of the invader. It was you guys that inspired me, really. And make sure that your sister — kristina I’m talking about — knows that, too. You guys always hold me to a higher standard. Don’t do that, mom. You deserved this. You worked really hard. I just hope that tracy pays for what she did. This is persecution! I am being pilloried by the proletariat! And it’s all because I carry the quartermaine name. Do you know what a burden that is?! Dante: Alright, tracy, you might want to drop the “poor little rich girl” routine. It’s not gonna get you any traction with the jury. Good morning, mother. Well, I just posted your bail. You’re welcome. Ha ha ha ha. You want me to thank you? Look how long it took you! Actually, the one you need to thank is your lawyer. I’d like you to meet martin grey. We’ve met. Indeed. And no thanks are necessary. I took the case as a favor to my sister, mayor laura collins. Oh, yes. The long-lost brothers — the kentucky fried lawyer and ponytailed gangster. That’s us. So what do you say we, uh, get you out of here, hmm? Get this over with, sit down and cut you a plea deal. Robert: This place still take stagger-ins?

[ Chuckles ] I think we can fit you in. Hi. Hi. So… any news about my erstwhile mother-in-law? Now, now. I know. I know. You can’t discuss the details of this case with me. But honest to god, robert, who would I tell? Well, there’s, uh — alright. Alright, alright! Alright. The last thing in the world that I would want to do is put you in a compromising position. I mean… yeah. I know what you mean. You summoned me. You seem surprised. Doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the only time in recent memory was because peter forced you, but you don’t seem to be in any danger. Yes, well — you think I can’t refuse you? You’d be right. I’m happy to hear you say that. Daddy! Hey! What’s going on? My two favorite girls. How are you? Good. Listen. I packed up your lunch. I know you already ate breakfast, okay? But before frankie takes you, uh, you got to take your, uh, little gummy vitamins. We’ll take ours if you take yours. Yeah! Of course. Here. Grab one. There you go. Good. Alright. This is for you… and this is for you.

[ Chuckles ] Mama carly! Look what daddy made! He made us lunches! Oh, wow. Well, daddy thinks of everything, huh? Alright, you guys. Give me a hug. Give me hugs. You guys have a great day at school. I love you. Alright. Frank, thanks so much. Frank: You’re welcome, mrs. Corinthos. Girls, come on. Let’s go. Let’s have a good day at school. Come on.

[ Door closes ] I thought we agreed that you weren’t staying last night. Uh, I guess you thought wrong.

I’m not saying that I have forgiven tracy for framing me for that dui, and of all the reasons — she was trying to hide what — what happened between me and ned. Mom, you’re sounding merciful. I’m just thinking that maybe losing luke is punishment enough for tracy. What happened to luke was an accident. What tracy did to you was deliberate. You can’t set out to destroy someone and expect to get a pass when… …nothing happens. I want you to get the charges dropped, dismissed, expunged. Make them go away. The D.A. Has enough evidence to send you for a not-insubstantial stay at pentonville. I have the influence of the quartermaine name. Just because you’re a member of a prominent family does not make you immune to consequences.

[ Chuckles ] Really? I thought we were in port charles. Mother, this makes no sense. There’s no reason for you to stay here. You — what is your name? Martin grey. We’ve met. Yes, I know. You’re fired.

[ Sighs ] What are — brook lynn, no. I’m — I’m not gonna do that. I’m not gonna press “stop” and “rewind” or whatever you just said. You tried to get me fired. You almost destroyed my professional reputation. Look at little leo. Thanks to your diagnosis, he’s finally getting the help that he needs. And it brought my dad and olivia back together. And the cherry on top is that look at you and my dear friend maxie — you’ve become great friends. So what do you say? Can’t we just let bygones be bygones? You’ve been through a lot since you came to my rescue in nixon falls. And, valentin, for what it’s worth, I am very, very sorry about what happened with bailey. Thank you. Um, charlotte’s taking it surprisingly well. Her attitude seems to be “I loved bailey when she was my sister. Why should that stop just ’cause she isn’t?” Yes, that sounds like charlotte. She feels the same way about you, if you ever want to stop by. Oh, yeah. I would love that. Just say the word. Thank you. You know, she’s almost a teenager. Oh, god help you! But, of course, you have anna. I’m sure she’s full of wisdom about those things. Yeah, indeed. You didn’t call me here just for a catch-up, so what can I do for you? Valentin, I was hoping that we could…join forces? And we’re not talking about

crimson and deception. No, I’m talking about a personal threat. What kind of personal threat? I made a new enemy… and it turns out that my enemy is also your enemy. I thought I told you last night that if you were here this morning, I was going to leave. I know what you said, carly. But here you are. This is how you respect my feelings? Well, I — I respect our marriage enough… to not leave it hanging. But not enough to tell me that you and nina did everything except tumble into bed together. Because I remembered who you are. I remembered your face. I remembered your hair. The way you walk, the way you talk. That’s why it didn’t go any further with nina. Because I remembered who I was and how much I love you… …and how much I still love you. Isn’t that enough?

now, h-harmony… join us, please. Uh, you know what? No. I-I know how hard these mother/daughter moments are to come by, so maybe some other time. I’m sure she’s got something else to do. Alright, guys. Look. Please. Please, for my sake, can we just come to some kind of a truce? I-I was alone in that prison for a long time, and — and harmony was my only friend. And not only that, new year’s eve, you know, I was sitting right there in that chair staring at a bunch of champagne flutes that I was really thinking about downing. And harmony sat there and talked to me until I came to my senses. So things would have gone a lot differently if it weren’t for harmony. I really have harmony to thank for that. Martin, please don’t quit. I didn’T. Leona helmsley here gave me the boot. Well, she can’t fire you. I’m the one who hired you. So you’re working for me. You’re fired, too. For the last time, mother, you can’t fire your children! We’re not like husbands! Alright. This is super fun and everything, but I’m gonna give you about five minutes to sort this out, and then I’m gonna escort tracy from the building so she can wait for her court case to start. Tracy, been a blast, as usual. Um, I’ll probably see you back in here sometime soon, I guess.

Et tu, dante? Hmm? I can’t believe you’ve cast me as the villain. It was alexis that went nuts and stabbed you. Yeah, yeah, that sucked, but she did her time, went to jail, came out better for it. Maybe the same thing will happen to you. Mother, listen to reason. Let martin sit down with robert on your behalf and negotiate a deal. If luke was here right now, isn’t that what he’d want you to do? I’ve been meaning to contact you. I wanted to thank you for telling me about luke. I was touched that you thought of me. Well, of course, I thought of you. You’re the first person that I thought of. Also, um… it gave me an excuse to call you. You don’t need an excuse. Really? ‘Cause lately it seems like you’ve been… making yourself scarce. I thought I was doing you a favor by keeping my distance. Because of ned? Ahh. I don’t want to get in the way of whatever’s going on between you two. It wasn’t about you. It, uh — it never was. It wasn’t? Ohh, man. I don’t know whether to be glad or sad. You really are a piece of work. You do everything you can to try and destroy me, you force me to relinquish my right to my own family’s legacy, and now you just want me to let bygones be bygones? No. Can’t do that, brook lynn. I’m just not wired that way. Well, the rest of the quartermaines are. Look, I know this may be new to you, but, uh, believe me, you came out of this pretty unscathed. No, I didn’T. But, hey, at least you weren’t as destructive with me as you were with valentin. I have a few enemies, nina. You may have to narrow it down for me. Right now I’m focusing on brook lynn, and she’ll be fired directly. I hope you’re not too hard on brook lynn. Why not? Because, valentin, her family made her feel like an outcast. You know what that’s like. And she felt like the only way back into the family’s good graces was to reclaim her voting shares of elq. Listen. It would be one thing if I was the only one hurt, but charlotte lost her sister. I’m not gonna forgive brook lynn for that. Is that it? You got something against the quartermaines? Just one. Michael corinthos. I don’t doubt that you love me… any more than you should doubt that I love you. Then what are we doing? Sleeping in — in separate bedrooms…

[ Sighs ] …Drawing l-lines in the sand. We have what most people would die to have — a marriage that has stood the test of time. Whatever people throw at us, we’re — we’re still here. It doesn’t matter. We’re still standing — sonny, I need more than words!

[ Sighs ] I need more than the memories that we’ve shared! I need time! I need time to deal with what you told me… time to deal with the fact that you don’t think that what nina did was criminal. And I need time to deal with what you didn’t tell me until I heard it on a witness stand — that you have feelings for nina. That’s why I said that if you wouldn’t give me the time and the space that I was gonna leave. That’s why I said that. Yeah, but people say all sorts of things in the moment, and then the next morning, you know, it’s a whole different ballgame. You’re doing it again. You’re doing it again. Doing what? You’re acting like we can go back to the way things were before nina! Forget nina! “Forget nina.” That’s in the past! Really? Yeah. Then why were you with her on new year’s eve? And why the hell did I have to hear about it from nina?!

Thanks to sam, uh, tracy’s been arrested. The woman who framed you? Tried to. As it turns out, I’m the only one that can send me to the slammer. Well, I’m glad she’s paying for what she did to you. Well, she’s started to. What’d I miss? She was protecting her family. Uh, that is no excuse for what she did to you and no reason to ease up on her. I hear you. You’re not wrong. What do you think? Um, well, I think that tracy took away your agency when she framed you, but you’re in control of what happens next. You’re right. I am in control about what happens next. If you’ll excuse me, I need to make a phone call. Okay. Before my mother gets back, we need to get a few things straight about you and my mother. Ned was the one that crossed the line. He jeopardized our marriage when he cheated with alexis. Oh. So I really was just your plaything. Stop it. Robert, it was more than that. And you know it. Well… if only you didn’t love that bugger. Guilty as charged.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Clears throat ] Um… I’m sorry, babe, but I’m gonna have to take this. Yeah. I got to go.

[ Ringing continues ] Alexis. What’s up? Robert. I need a favor. Actually, luke would expect me to fight, not cave to johnny law. Luke seems to have rubbed off on you, mother. Thank you. I didn’t mean that in a good way. I know. I will not accept a so-called plea deal that involves jail time, probation, community service, and even the most tacit admission of guilt. Detective. Yeah? A word if you please. Sure. Okay. You got– you gotta get her the hell out of here. I know, I know! How do you suggest I do that? She’s obviously impervious to logic, regardless of her circumstances, so I’m asking you flat out, please. You got some kind of relationship with her. Can you intercede with the D.A. On her behalf?

[ Sighs ] No offense, mother, but are you out of your mind? I have never been more sure and more sane in my life. Luke’s affairs need to be settled, and in order for me to do that, I have to get on a plane back to amsterdam A.S.A.P., And I cannot do that if these charges are hanging over me while I’m out on bail! Okay, well, why didn’t you say that before? Because it’s nobody’s business! And, by the way, I am not leaving this jail cell or this country until you and I have had a conversation about your daughter. Fine. You hunted me down at the metro court to tell me something about brook lynn. What is it? Well, that’s just it. It could be nothing. It could be something. It could be everything. Can you just tell me? Why are you being so mysterious? Well, it… has to do with your granddaughter. Bailey? What about her? I am genuinely sorry I hurt valentin, especially his daughter charlotte. Yeah, I don’t believe you. You had to have known what was gonna happen. You had to have known that people were gonna get hurt. And you did it anyway. Are you really that different? Weren’t you prepared to do anything for your father to keep your promise to get that seat at the family table that you believe was rightfully his? It really was rightfully his. I understand your sense of loyalty. I even admire it. Really, I do. So I’m gonna go talk to the rest of the clan. Okay? If we can’t give you a seat at the table or elq shares, I’m sure there’s something we can do. Yeah. Sure. There’s gotta be something you can do to buy me off. Michael is furious. And trust me — there’s very little michael won’t do to keep me out of wiley’s life. I already lost a daughter. I’ll be damned if I lose a grandson, not when new york state guarantees my rights. Nina, rights are one thing. But if you’re gonna take on michael, then you’re not just taking on the quartermaines. You’re taking on the corinthos family. And that means sonny. And I can’t imagine he was too thrilled to learn you were keeping him from his family. No, he wasn’T. But we’ve made peace with my — my decisions. How long’s that peace gonna last when he learns you’re going after his grandson? Well, he’s my grandson, too. Mike understands that. Who’s mike? It’s — it’s just the name that sonny used when he was in nixon falls. Huh. Well, maybe “mike” understands, but… I don’t think sonny ever will. You spent new year’s eve with the woman you claim that’s a part of your past that you left in nixon falls. Okay, first of all, I didn’t spend the night with her.

[ Scoffs ] I was shaken by everything that went down at the hearing after I left you. I went to charlie’s, and I, uh, had too much to drink, and — and nina, uh, so happens, she was there. She drove me to my penthouse. Nina. Yeah. “Just so happens.” Right. And? And then she left. And then I woke up with a hangover. Does that make you happy? None of this makes me happy. Do you think I enjoy thinking the worst about you or suspecting you or wondering when to expect the next time nina’s gonna “just so happen”? I hate it. I hate it! I hate feeling like our marriage is built on quicksand. I want to trust you… without even thinking about it, the way I used to. But now… what? Carly, look. I-I’m trying to be honest here. But, you know, since we’re… you want to call it quits. Is that what you’re saying?

I-I can’t tell you. Why not? You were so fired up to tell me this little secret that you actually came out into the open and got yourself arrested. I know. I-I know. But it gave me time to think, and I-I-I need more information before I get you involved. Involved? Are we talking a crime or just a conspiracy?

That’s what I have to find out. So you go talk to harland sanders, attorney at law, and I will find out exactly what brook lynn is hiding. No. No. You can’t imply that brook lynn is involved in something and then just drop it. Good new everyone! For whom? Tracy. The D.A.’S office has revisited your case. As in, they don’t have one. Excellent! Well, that’s what you wanted, mother. Let’s go. Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This is too good to be true. What changed? I suppose I did. First of all, there’s no reason for me to buy you off. You already relinquished your claim. There’s nothing to buy. Okay. Agreed. Don’t even bother, then. Austin. Okay. There’s the family, and then there’s the family business. And the problem with a lot of people in the family, including myself, is that we don’t separate the two. We literally don’t know how. I know. I know. I’ve noticed that. If there was a document, you know, a signed and witnessed codicil to my great-grandfather’s will that clearly stated that he wanted to recognize your dad, then that would be that. But there’s nothing, so for me to even suggest — so don’T. Why are you doing this? Brook lynn, you’re just trying to ease your own conscience by purchasing mine. Oh, please. Mister “man of principle.” If you didn’t care about money, you never would have come knocking on my family’s door, and now that there isn’t any, you can just say it was never your intention. It was never my intention. I-it’s just not about that. It’s about your family recognizing my father and — and realizing that he deserves to be remembered, he deserves to be respected. And, you, you are so blinded by your privilege that you just assume — you think everybody else in the world is as greedy and as self-serving as you are. You used leo — leo, tiny little leo — as a pawn in your game. And me, all — all I did was react the way any doctor worth a damn would react. If you’re finished… yeah, well, no, I’m finished with that part, but, no, I’m not finished, brook lynn. I’m just getting started. Valentin, forget it. I got caught up in all the drama with michael and the family. I guess I just got carried away, so… you know, when I learned that you had been keeping sonny’s identity from him… I guess I assumed that it was retribution for carly keeping nelle’s identity from you. It was, at first. Did your have feelings for him? I mean, did you have feelings for one another? We were both very lost in different ways. I’m not judging. I think life’s better if I don’t keep track of the details of your life. I-I-I think I’m getting pretty good at that. You’ve moved on. Seems like we both have. Which means we can help each other without complications? Well, I don’t know if going toe-to-toe with sonny corinthos is without complications. Are you saying that you’re not gonna help me with michael? It’s not just michael, is it? You’re talking about fighting a war on two fronts, with a child in between. I can’t help you with that. But, nina, please don’t go against michael. It’s not gonna make life easier with sonny. It is always good to see you. You really have changed, valentin. Are you really telling me to turn the other cheek?

[ Door closes ] Are you saying

you want to call it quits? I’m here, aren’t I? Even after you told me to leave last night, I slept in the guest room. Was that because of your pride? No, because I love you. I don’t care if I don’t share a bed with you. It was my love for you that made me sleep apart from you. That doesn’t make any — it’s the only thing that does make sense because… if we’re — if this marriage is gonna work, we can’t force it. We need the time to figure out what went wrong and what we can do to make it right. But you’re overcomplicating it. Here’s what happened. I fell off a bridge into the river. I went on shore. I woke up. I didn’t know who I was or where I came from. And along came nina. Well, nina can’t come between us if we don’t let her! She’s here! Come on!

[ Sighs ] She’s here. She’s in this room. She’s in our marriage. And unless or until you can forget her, sonny… can you forget her? Or are you using her as an excuse to not get back with me? What? Because part of you has already gone. And it went with jason.

Harmony, I-I know you’ve changed. I’ve seen it. And believe me, I-I didn’t want to. Well, thank you for saying so. Don’t thank me. I… I can’t imagine how hard it was for you to testify against shiloh, but after what you did to all of those women… and to my sister… you think it doesn’t make me sick thinking that I was helping those women… when I was drugging them? Including my own daughter? When I look back on that time now… …let me tell you, that’s a hell of a nightmare to wake up from. And I have to live with that every second of every day. And I am doing everything I can to atone for that. So if there’s more that I can do for you or your mom… especially kristina. I-I’m glad you asked, because actually there is. Name it. My mom is trying her hardest to turn her life around, and she’s doing a really good job, but she is in a fragile state, and one little slip… she destroys everything. So I’m asking you as her friend… just be straight with her. Of course. I don’t mean just being honest. I mean, if you say you’re gonna do something, do it. Look. For what it’s worth, sam… I truly believe that your mother and i can help each other. Because you’re her friend? Yeah. She’s mine. And that’s what friends do. Unless you — you think that your mother would be better off alone. Alexis, I assume you’re here to gloat. Just not sure what about. I’ve just informed robert that in the matter of the people versus tracy quartermaine, I have decided not to cooperate. What does that mean? It means that without alexis’ testimony, we won’t be pursuing the case. Not that we couldn’T. We still have sam’s testimony and my mother’S. But if I don’t cooperate, there is no victim. Martin: And in the absence of a victim, there is no crime to prosecute. As such, the D.A.’S office is going to pass on this one. You mean I’m free? Well, for now. I mean, if alexis decides to change her mind, the charges can be re-filed. We’ll take that as a “yes.” Not so much as a “thank you.” I’d apologize for my mother, but… honestly, I think that’s as good as it’s gonna get from her. Yeah. Knowing her, she has another fire to put out. She’s probably gonna start one. So glad I ran into you today, brook lynn. I’d almost forgotten what kind of people we were from, so thank you for the reminder. Oh, you’re welcome. Quartermaines are filled with righteous indignation. I know that. I’ve noticed. But we never storm out of a room without figuring out a way back in, but you did. More proof you’re not really one of us. But i am one of you. My father was. He’s edward’s son. So — so what? “So what?” That’s your argument? “So what?” Acknowledging that, okay, bringing jimmy lee holt into the fold, that was completely up to edward. And edward didn’t do it. And now edward is gone. And the more you insist to have some claim on — on my family, the more reason you give us to shut the door in your face. Yes, I know all of that, brook lynn. You think any of that is gonna stop me? Austin. Something wrong? Jason and I told you everything… mm-hmm. …How our friendship turned into something more while you were presumed dead, while nina kept you from your family. So if you want to compare that to what you kept from me since you’ve been back — and not just about what happened in nixon falls, but on how you still feel for nina — are you kidding me, sonny? It’s just not nina. You have to admit that there’s more than three people in this marriage now. It’s up to four. Okay. Listen to me. I am not going to apologize for mourning jason. Of course. I mean, in time, he’s gonna be a memory, an unforgettable memory, but a part of my past. As long as nina’s alive, there’s no chance for our marriage. Is that a threat? Do you think that I would risk losing my kids to put an end to her? No, that’s up to you. You need to kill her off. And I don’t mean physically. I mean in your heart. Because until you do that, there is no chance for us. And we both can’t live here. So… I’m gonna be the one to go because avery and donna are so happy that you were home, I’m not gonna traumatize them all over again by making daddy go away. So I will leave, and I will be back here in the morning to start their day and I will put them to bed every night. Carly.

My mother is hardly alone. She has her daughters. She has diane miller. She has shawn butler. She’s got a great new job with a really beautiful-looking future. So whatever you’re selling, I’m not buying it. I’m not selling anything, sam.

[ Sighs ] Harmony, i really wish I could believe you. But after what you did to me and my sister, I will not forget. And no one is asking you to. Look, when I look back on that time… come on. I just need to prove myself, okay? Will you just let me — let me prove myself? Okay. You can try. But I’ll be watching.

[ Scoffs ] I want to thank you, alexis. You saved me and the city a lot of time, trouble, and money. Anything for port charles. I’ll get stuck into this right away and have the charges dropped. I better get back to work, too. Uh, just making sure you are sure about this, right? I am. I know my mother was less than appreciative. Surprise, surprise. It’s a good thing I didn’t do it for her. Well, then why? You didn’t do it for me, did you? I did it for luke, a little bit for you, but I did it mostly for me. Dr. Gatlin-holt and I were just setting some things straight. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go be with chase… and our baby. Ohh. Did you catch that? She just kind of twisted that knife a little bit. Indeed. Yeah. Apparently some people think I’ve softened, that I’ve lost my edge. Have you lost your edge? I don’t know. Maybe you can help me answer the question. Have you forgotten how the quartermaines treated you? No. Why? You’re interested in making brook lynn pay for what she’s done to you? Ah! Brook lynn. I thought I’d find you here. I thought you were in jail. Never mind that. We need to talk. Okay. Oh. Can’t we talk later? I’m on my way to see chase and my baby. Oh, you mean maxie’s baby.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hmm. Ms. Reeves. What a pleasure. Or should I be asking what has valentin done now? Nothing, which is the problem. I don’t follow. It’s nothing. It’s just a little joke that I have with myself. Um, mr. Grey, are you free for lunch? I need some legal advice. Hey. Hey. I thought you were working from home today. Well, as of now, the metro court is my home. Oh. Okay. Um, I hope that doesn’t mean what I think it means. Well, it means that the house isn’t big enough for both sonny and me,

I’m moving in here while we take a time-out. Okay. Well, I know it’s none of my business, but I’m gonna butt in anyway. Are you sure? One of us had to go. He couldn’T. I could. So I did.

[ Sighs ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Bottle clatters ] Ohh.

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Thanks for agreeing to come back here with me. I mean, I didn’t feel much like having this conversation in the hospital. Can I — can I offer you something to drink? Are we gonna do this or not? Curtis, please. Please, take it easy. This — this isn’t easy for me. You know what isn’t easy? Growing up without a father and thinking he’s dead, and then finding out that he didn’t die, but that he simply walked out on his family, leaving them on their own. So why don’t you stop procrastinating and tell me the truth? Where you been all this time?

[ Humming ] You hungry?

[ Sighs ]

[ Groans ]

[ Knock on door ] I’m not here. Oof! This better be important. Okay. So how does this work?

[ Scoffs ] This was your idea.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah, it was, but just because it was my idea doesn’t make it a good idea. I don’t really know what I’m doing. Okay. First, we arm ourselves with a drink. Okay. Then we establish a forward operating base at the end of the room with a nearby base camp at a table for tactical retreat. You’re funny. You make it sound like a battle. Stick with me and you’ll learn dating is war.

One million nights ago okay. Well, what’ll it be? Oh, I’m not sure tikis suit the occasion. Agreed. No colorful drinks with equally colorful umbrellas or pineapple wedges or anything frou-frou. Mm. If ever there was a time for straight-up whiskey, it’s drinking to the memory of luke spencer. How did you get in my house? Oh, spencer and his charming girlfriend invited me in. They’re in the kitchen right now, making tea. I do apologize if I surprise you. Why would you apologize? We both know you planned it.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Why is this pink? Because a beer makes you look like a knuckle-dragger. Oh. And a martini is too threatening. And what does pink say about me? A cosmo says that you’re comfortable with your sexuality and you can have fun, but not too much fun. Right. Not too much fun. So how do we mingle? You’ve never done this? How did you meet women in…pautauk? Square dances. It’s true.

[ Chuckles ] And church bazaars.

[ Laughs ]

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckling ] There was a time in my life when I made a decision that I was more comfortable around gentle woodland creatures than I was around humankind, male or female. But that’s over now, and I’m in. I’m a volunteer, and I’m your wingman. So wherever you go, I’m ready to follow. You’re not going. Ah, you take point. No, you — ladies first. Truly. I insist. Okay.

[ Chuckles ] We are [Laughs] Two accomplished, bold-faced names comfortable in high-pressure environments. We can navigate a night out at a club on our own. Right? Absolutely.

[ Mellow music playing ] I spoke with anna. She’s keeping an eye on robert. Oh, poor robert. He must be devastated. Yeah, I heard him singing “waltzing matilda” in the background. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Depends. Was he singing in key? Really? At least he’s feeling no pain.

[ Sighs ] Oh, boy. First holly, then sean, now luke. Oh, honey, so much loss. Mom, what can I do? Oh, you’re doing it, sweetheart, just by being here with me. I know that you and luke were close at one point. Ah. Luke wasn’t always that easy to get along with, but he was there for me when it counted. I can’t help but think about lulu. She’s going to wake up one day and ask about her dad. What are we gonna tell her? Laura will have the right words. Still as feisty as ever, I see. And you are just as brazen and smarmy. I heard you cut yourself an immunity deal by throwing your partner, peter august, under the bus. Well, the wsb’s priority was always peter. I was just happy to do my part for the greater good. I’m sure that deal served no one better than you. The wsb snared one snake by releasing another one. Oh, I applaud your way with words. I’m sure that helped you get elected, madam mayor. What do you want, victor? Well, you mean aside from the pleasure of your company? Oh, all in due time. I’m not going anywhere. Marshall: I get it. You’re angry. You have every right to be. But, curtis, I gotta tell you, I’m getting — I’m getting real tired of you coming at me with this attitude. I’m getting tired of you dodging the truth. You didn’t want to talk at the hospital. You didn’t want to talk on the ride over. And now we’re here at the private place that you wanted. You want to talk about my attitude? Marshall, you may be my biological father. You don’t know me at all if you think I’m putting up with this. That’s not what I’m saying. Then what

are you saying? But don’t tell me that you’re changing your mind about telling me what you’ve been up to all this time. You know what? Why did I even bother? I’m thinking I’m gonna come here and you’re gonna tell me something different than all those other nights when you — when you coughed up these vague excuses instead of the truth. And don’t even tell me I’m better off not knowing. You know what? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. You — I-I thought I could do this. Really? So you just — it’s all of a sudden safe to speak? It’ll never be safe, man. Never. Is wiley okay? He’s fine. Oh. I’m not sure you are. No, it’s just a headache. I’ll live. Then may I come in? It’s important. Isn’t it always? Okay. You got five minutes. Six if you leavecarly’s name out of it. I’ve come to apologize. I’m sorry I couldn’t honor my promise not to tell anyone about you and sonny. And I’m sorry for accusing you of setting me up at the hearing. Ah! So you believe that I meant to stay out of carly and sonny’s marriage, even if I was found guilty of fraud and identity theft? I do. Well, I suppose you feel better having said all that. A little. At least that makes one of us. Carly: You’re cooking. Yeah. You know, there wasn’t any food in the kitchen at the penthouse, and I-I-I missed this. So, um, can you do me a favor? Can you just taste this? I’m not hungry. Y-yeah, I know, but I’m not gonna make you a plate. I just want you to taste, see if I need anything. Yeah, yeah, yeah, there we go. Could use some more sugar. Yeah? Mm-hmm. Yeah, well, you know, I thought I was being too conservative with the sweet stuff. You know what I mean? Uh… how about some mozzarella or some, uh, you know, parmesan? I’m really tired, sonny. I-I just really want to go — okay. You know what? There’s — there’s also — there’s also some — some bread warming up in the oven. Guess where it’s from. Eckert’S. I can cut you, like, some mozzarella. I can melt it, and then, you know — or parmesan, whatever you want me to give you A… you know what I mean, right? Some wine — you want some wine? I’ll do whatever you want. Okay. You know what? We can just forget the, um… …forget the bread and cheese. Can we just sit down and just talk? Or are we too far gone for even that?

I can’t imagine there’smuch here to interest you. Oh, my family’s here. You and your brothers put port charles through hell. And I haven’t forgotten. I’ve lived with that mistake every day of my life since. Not everyone was so lucky. It was a — a terrible waste and an ugly stain on the cassadine legacy. I-I hope someday the cassadines will be remembered for better deeds. Like how to fake one’s death to avoid justice? Well, my work required anonymity and a — a free hand.

[ Laughs ] Dare I ask what kind of work you were up to? Well, it’s simple, really. I work for atonement. You keep telling me it’s not safe for me to know the truth about you. Alright. Curtis, you need to understand how dangerous it can be for you if you learn everything about me. I’m not the same little boy you left behind over 30 years ago. I’ve learned to take care of myself. Nah. No. No. Right. Don’t come near me or my family again. What? Wait, wait. Okay. Alright. I, um… I got into trouble. I got into trouble and left my family before my trouble became yours. Willow, you don’t owe me an apology. I put you in an impossible situation when I made you promise not to tell anyone about my relationship with sonny in nixon falls. It was my responsibility to deal with the consequences. I shouldn’t have put that responsibility off on you. And then when you had no choice but to tell the truth, I shouldn’t have asked you to perjure yourself. It could have jeopardized your future with wiley, and he already lost one mother, and I would never be able to forgive myself if he lost another. Are you actually apologizing to me? Yeah. You can save yours. Thanks. You’re welcome. I have a feeling I’ll need to be well-stocked in apologies if michael finds out I came to see you. You know what? Maybe this was just a mistake.

[ Sighs ] I guess neither one of us is hungry. I’m just cooking ’cause I want to distract myself. From us? Yeah, from us and… have you talked to your mom? No. She left me a voicemail, but I haven’t listened to it yet. Why? Laura came by. It’s luke. What? Um… he died. What? Yeah, it was an accident, but I don’t know anything specific. She didn’t say anything else. Oh, my god. I gotta… well… …I gotta call my mom. Yeah, but I-I talked to, uh, lucas. He said bobbie went to bed early and he gave her something to help her sleep. So maybe you don’t want to disturb her. Ugh! Why don’t you go up and see avery and donna, and I’ll just clean up. I’ll — I’ll take care — I can’t! I can’t! You can’t what? I can’t do this! I can’T… I can’t act like our life isn’t falling apart.

Port charlesseeking redemption. Good luck with that. Oh, you’re a force to be reckoned with in port charles, madam mayor. Your word carries enormous weight. I will never advocate for you, victor. Oh, now, “never” is a strong word, laura. You know, I — I knew that just one conversation would probably not be enough to convince you of my good intentions. So I’m prepared to wait. For the moment, I’ll focus on smaller things.

One, two, three, four

hair down, high, high heels

going out on the scene

pink dress

and a purse to match

looking like a beauty queen so, uh… you come here often? One time at band camp, I was playing the tuba… no, no, no! That — that — that’s a joke. I’m joking!

[ Laughs ]

Feels so good greece? No, I’m — I’m not a fan.

And I want it all,

feels so good… hey. Are you striking out, too? Nope, not even in the game anymore. Just sitting here with my pink drink.

I want a kiss, kiss,

baby, baby, please you looked like you were having fun, though.

Yeah, feels so good

when I get what I need

I want a kiss, kiss,

baby, baby, please to luke. To luke.

[ Mellow music playing ] Wow. Gah! That’s a drink. Um, how much drinking to luke is appropriate? I think just one each is plenty. Yeah. Besides, there’s something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about, uh, but we have to be sober for it. How sober? Well, relatively sober. Is this the same subject you wanted to talk to me about before we got interrupted with the news about luke? It is. Okay, mom. I really don’t think — I’m concerned about you. I know you are, but I’m fine. Maxie, nobody knows you better than I do, and I am concerned that you are not well.

[ Door slams ] Explain “trouble.” Your mother and i were young. We had you and tommy to take care of. At least I was in a band and doing well. Well enough to provide for our family?

[ Chuckles ] Not quite. But the band was getting there — more gigs, classier nightclubs. The brass ring was in sight. Until? Curtis, I-I had this habit of getting involved with things…

[ Sighs ] …That should have been none of my concern, matters that — that drew my focus from my — my music, my family. Criminal matters? I tried. I tried to mind my own business. But I got hung up in it, man. And before I realized how far things had gone, it — it was too late. It was too late. I wasn’t in control anymore. Who was? Another player. Bigger than me. I didn’t stand a chance. And the only way I could keep my family clear of all that I almost brought to their doorstep was to leave — leave, son, and never look back, and take steps to make sure no one ever came looking for me. I guess it worked. ‘Cause no one ever did. We’re not falling apart.

[ Laughs ] Oh, god. If you say so. We may not be in the best place right now, but we’re gonna beat this, carly. Ugh. Can you beat your feelings for nina? I’m gonna outlast them. But that doesn’t matter, because they don’t compare to my feelings for you. You’re who I want. But not the one you turn to. See, you left something out when we were talking about nina earlier — about how she found you drunk at charlie’s pub and she helped you get to the penthouse and then she kept you company. Is that what nina told you? Yeah. And she also said that if you came to her now, she wouldn’t turn you away. I’m gonna take this with me. So, I’m gonna go home. I suggest you do the same thing. Just one more thing. The friction between you and michael is bad for wiley. It is just the situation I wanted to avoid. But if you and i work together, we may be able to prevent the situation from escalating any further. And how do you propose we do that? I will work on lowering the temperature with michael if you give up your legal claim on wiley.

why do you think that I’m not doing well? Is it how I’m parenting georgie and james or doing my job at deception? No. My grandbabies are wonderful, and I hear through the grapevine that you do very good work at deception. Congratulations. That’s wonderful. You’re doing well — maybe too well. Okay, I’m doing so well that I’m not doing well? Peter is out of his coma, and louise is still missing. I get it, mom. You think I should be falling apart. Why aren’t you? Well, I almost did, but then I got a grip. I don’t have the luxury of having a breakdown right now. My kids need me to be strong. And what do you need? Besides louise? Nothing I don’t already have. Which is? The best support system in the world. I have you and mac and anna and robert and liesl and britt and nina. Thank you for my dance. Thank you for inviting me. I really appreciate it. This was fun. And, you know, some other people, too. Like who? Britt: You’re fired. Oh, congratulations, dr. Gatlin-holt. You are the worst wingman ever. Yeah, fair enough. You know, I-I think maybe it was just a bad idea to do this at all and we should just figure out a different way to get your matchmaking mother off your back. Mm. So your mom doesn’t buy you dating services for the holidays? No, she doesn’T. Mm. Not yet. I mean, just ’cause she hasn’t thought of it yet.

[ Laughs ] Then what do you do when she asks you how you’re gonna meet a nice girl? Tell her I already have. So you lie. Mm. You faked your own death. Were the feds involved? Were you in witness protection? I took another name and kept a low profile. Played a few gigs here and there, but always out of the spotlight, bounced around, never staying in one place long enough to make friends, another home, family. Till now. I know it’s a lot to take in, son. And I bet you’ve got a bunch of questions for me, too, don’t you? Just one. That player you mentioned. Mm-hmm. Was it the mob? Doesn’t matter what nina said. I’m not going to her. I’m here with you, and I want to stay with my wife. That’s not what nina said. I don’t care what nina said! Nina said there was moreto nixon falls than I knew…

[ Sighs ] …That things between the two of you got so real that you almost slept together. Nothing ever happened, carly. No, it didn’T. But it almost did. And it didn’t, not because, somewhere in the back of your mind, there was a memory of me calling out to you, telling you to stop. It didn’t happen because nina stopped it. There it is — you’re not here to apologize. You’re here to do michael’s dirty work. I told you, no one knows I’m here. This is all on me and what is best for wiley. And what’s best for wiley is for me to stop being his grandmother? That little boy — he loves me. And you will never even imagine how much I love — nina, I know. And I am not saying that you need to be forcibly separated from him. Oh, my goodness. I think something’s wrong with my hearing, because wiley is my blood relative, and I — and I thought I heard you suggesting that I shouldn’t claim a legal relationship with him. Right. Not now. But if you renounce your claim, michael will see that as a gesture of goodwill, and eventually he’ll understand it’s in all our best interests for you to have a relationship with wiley. Grandparents have legal rights to visitation in new york, and you’re suggesting that I surrender those rights? Yes. But you will not lose your connection to wiley. Ah! Says who? Says me. Spencer: I didn’t expect you home so soon. Well, I’m just full of surprises today, aren’t I? And so are you, inviting your uncle victor into the house. Esme: Is there a reason spence shouldn’t have? I mean, he’s always telling me that you believe family is everything. Oh, and — and so it is. But the last thing I want to do is to upset you, laura. I just wanted to drop by and see spencer before he went into spring ridge. Thanks for the reminder. Oh, come on, now. Buck up, boy, hmm? You incurred a debt. We cassadines never welch on a debt. You’re right. We don’T. Esme : Mrs. Collins, can I, um,pour you some tea? Mr. Cassadine? Oh, thank you, but I believe I’ve outstayed my welcome. But we barely got the chance to talk. Well, perhaps some other time. Stay. Are you sure? Oh, yes, absolutely. Spencer’s gone to all the trouble of making you tea. Look — he’s even brought you cookies. Well, uh, thank you. If you insist. I-I certainly don’t want to impose. You’re not imposing. He’s not imposing, right? No, no, no. Well, the — the fact is, spencer, your grandmother’s had a very taxing day, given the tragic loss to her family.

Are you seeing someone? Why didn’t you tell me?! I’m — I’m not seeing anyone. I mean, I-I… I do see her, you know? If she’s standing right in front of me, then I see her. If we’re in the same room… okay, wait, but — …then I see her. You like her. She likes you. Okay, we are not standing in front of a row of lockers in, like, a middle school hallway. I’m not having this conversation with you. Oh, so instead, you act like you’re single and available. Oh, I am single. But you’re not available. She is not available. So wait. She’s married? No, no. It’s just — it’s — it’s — it’s very complex, and you know what? I don’t think it’s appropriate for me to be having this conversation with you right now ’cause you’re my boss. Um, we’ve been out trying to hook up, and now you’re concerned about propriety? I mean, do I — do I know this person? Does she work at the hospital? I’m not playing 20 questions with you.

[ Scoffs ] Can we stop? Why would you not want me to know who holds the key to your heart? Alright, so if — if you ever decide that you don’t want to be the co-chief of one of the best hospitals in new york state, you could have another career as a romance novelist. Mm. You’re deflecting. I am. You know I’m not gonna stop until you tell me. It’s maxie. Ahh!

[ Laughs ] I like maxie. Okay. I’m sure luke wouldn’t mind — there we go — if we celebrated in our own way. Luke was an iconoclast.

[ Chuckles ] But now that you have procrastinated long enough, answer my question. Who else have you come to rely on? And you need to know this why? Oh, so that I can put him, or her, in my phone tree and send out message alerts about you.

[ Coughs ] You don’t really do that, do you? Oh, yes, I-I call mac. Mac calls robert. Robert calls anna. Anna calls nina. And nina calls liesl. It’s good to have that firewall between anna and liesl, but, um, mom, a phone tree about me? Don’t you think that’s a little extra? Every single one of those people is prepared to drop everything and come running to help you. We are team maxie. So you can see why it’s important to not leave anyone off. The more people on your side, the better. Okay, since I know you won’t leave me alone until I tell you… it’s dr. Gatlin-holt. Austin. If you would like to express your condolences, you should reach out to luke’s partner, tracy. Oh, I intend to do so. But luke was important to you as well — your husband once, father to lulu and lucky. That marriage ended a long time ago. Well, as short-lived as my relationship with luke was, he remained a large part of my life. I don’t live in the past. Clearly, you do. Which is why I aim to make amends. You aim high. Tell us, how do you plan to make it right? Nina: Let me get this straight. Okay, so you’re proposing that I sever the only legal link I have to my grandson in the scant hope that michael, whose only wish is that I drop dead in the ugliest way possible, will eventually deign to let me be near wiley, and he’s gonna do this out of the goodness of his heart? What fantasy world do you live in? I am not saying it will happen overnight, but michael can be reasoned with. He will always do what’s best for our son. I’d like that notarized, please. He’s let you see wiley before, despite carly’s wishes. He will do so again, as long as he sees that you are not a threat to his family. Okay. Alright. If you can say without a shadow of a doubt that michael’s gonna go along with what you say and he’s not gonna use my generosity against me or cut my throat, then maybe — maybe I’ll consider backing down. We got so much to work out, carly, without having to litigate things that never happened. Let’s talk about your refusal to say that what happened between you and nina in nixon falls could never happen again.

[ Laughs ] This is exactly what I wanted to avoid.

[ Tapping foot ] I put the fear of god in nina. So if you’re concerned about that, you should go see her. I don’t think nina would mind if you checked on her. Matter of fact, I think you would like it. Marshall: I’ve said enough. But it sounds to me like you got involved in a criminal organization with a player so powerful that you left your family to believe that you were dead. Now, is there anything else? Am I wrong? Just — just tell me. There’s no need. Look, I’m sorry it took so long for me to tell you, but now — now you’ve gotten the gist of it. Okay, but I need specifics. Haven’t you heard enough, son? It’s just a start, okay? But I can’t do much with it. I need to know about the organizations. I need to know about the participants, the prosecutor, the case. Who was your handler? Why do you need to know all that? You came to port charles. You gave up your cover. You’re a man on the run with no support. I wouldn’t have come back if I didn’t feel it was far enough in the past. But you yourself said it wasn’t safe still. These things, curtis, they — they — they can come back on you. You think you’re done. If you’re not careful, though, they develop a second wind. One call may stop all that. And I have contacts. Who? Your ex-wife?

[ Sighs ] It’s not the law. It’s the opposite. I know some people who can cover all of this. But first, I need to know who you crossed. All I need is a name.

[ Sighs ]

tell us, victor — you talk about atonement and redemption, making amends. Tell us — how are you going to make good? By being here to rebuild my family. A family you haven’t seen in decades. We thought you were dead. Well, it’s never too late to start afresh. In port charles? My family is here, laura. How else would I get to know them better? Or protect them? I knew you were friends with maxie, but I never suspected you were into her. I-I care about her a great deal, okay? Can we please just leave it at that? You — you do know that maxie is no longer in love with peter, right? Yeah, it’s not that at all. It’S… maxie has a lot on her mind. And there’s no room for me in her life. Mm. Well, I mean, who’s to say that can’t change one day, maybe? And if nothing else, you have really great taste. Thanks. Great taste. Terrible timing. Felicia: Austin, huh? Mom, he literally saved my life the night he delivered louise in the woods, and he’s been great ever since, you know, except when he’s fighting with brook lynn. His number? Oh, no, no, no. Austin and I are just friends, and the phone tree — it seems to be just family, so… friends can be just as important as family, sometimes even more so. Is it just me, or does your grandmother have a problem with your great-uncle? Problem? Nah. Try blood feud or vendetta. Either works.

[ Door opens ] I, uh — I do appreciate your suffering my presence. I — I’m sure I was a pretty unwelcome sight. I do hope soon to change that. In the meantime, I’m sure we can find common ground with spencer. Can we? Well, I assume you want what’s best for him, as do I. I think what you want for spencer differs from what I want. Well, I hope to prove you wrong. And as for luke, a tragic loss. I’m truly sorry. Now I know you’re lying. Good night, victor. Mm. Good…bye. Thank you for your offer of help. But I have said all I intend to say. Even though I have the power to save you from ever having to look over your shoulder again? I appreciate that. I truly do. It’s more than I ever dreamed of getting from you. See, you misunderstand. See, you telling your story does not change the history between us. The past is a lie. The present is nothing to envy. Well, and there won’t be a future if you don’t keep talking. See, this is not about helping you. This is about keeping aunt stella and tj safe from whoever is chasing you, no matter how far you think they may be behind you. Well, in that case, I guess there’s nothing left to talk about. Marshall: Curtis. Stop asking questions. Just leave it be. That’s the only way to keep stella and tj safe. Nina, I can’t guarantee that michael will do as I hope. I can promise you that I will try, and I will never stop until michael grants you access to wiley again. Not good enough. Nina, sonny’s family is in so much pain over losing him for nine months. The pain won’t end until someone takes the first step towards healing. And the first stepper should be me. Okay, I get it. I screwed up, willow. I will spend the rest of my life making up for that, but I will not do it at the expense of my relationship with my grandson! I said it would not be permanent. At least sonny knows that I’m not evil incarnate. And I will be damned if I let anyone convince wiley that I am. I told you, I’m not going anywhere. I can’t do this. I — you need to be gone by tomorrow. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. What are you — what are you — t-this is my home, carly. I asked you for some time! Right. I asked you for some space and time alone so I could figure this out. You can’t figure it out alone. We got — we have to do this together. Or maybe we don’t figure it out. Look, if — if you’re here in the morning when I wake up, don’t bother leaving, I’ll go. What — I’ll just go. What do you mean you’re gonna go? Where are you gonna go?

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[ Glass rattling ] Frank: Mayor collins. Sonny: Huh? Hey. Laura, good to see you. Hey.

[ Laughs ] I’m so glad you’re home. You know, when I thought I was never gonna see you again, it was just such a terrible feeling. It’s good to see you. I’m so happy. I missed you. I see you poured yourself a drink. Yeah. Have you heard the news? What news? Oh, okay. I’m gonna — I’m sorry that I have to tell you this. It’s about luke.

[ Sobs ] Are you telling me… that luke died? Yeah.

[ Exhales deeply ] I’m so sorry. Wow. You look beautiful. Thanks. What’s the matter? I found this in my locker.

[ Laughs ] No, if we keep this up, we’re gonna end up back in my bed. Sounds like a plan to me.

[ Giggles ] We’re acting like teenagers. So, why should teenagers have all the fun?

[ Chuckles ] Hmm. If one’s good, two must be better, right?

[ Door closes ] Spencer: Esme? I must have just, uh, barely beat you home. What’s that? It’s my dinner from the metro court. After my meeting with ava, I didn’t want to eat there. But I wasn’t going to waste it since I paid for it. Wait, what? Ava made you pay with the money you make at kelly’s? Worse. She used my money from the trust fund to pick up the tab. Can you believe that? She’s throwing it in my face… that she’s in charge of my money. And, um, what did trina have for dinner? What? Trina. Or were you not gonna mention that trina was part of your restitution meeting? Hey, my meeting ran long. I’m on my way. I’ll join you in the conference room in like five minutes. Okay, thanks.

[ Receiver hangs up ] You’re not gonna make that meeting. Excuse me. I’m working. You were. And now you’re dealing with me.

Wouldn’t I tell you that trina was at my meeting with ava? My point exactly. Really [Clears throat] It was just another way for ava to humiliate me, because when I go to work for her after I serve my time at spring ridge, trina’s gonna be my supervisor. That’s outrageous. Ava’s really milking this restitution thing to death. Well, according to ava… I hurt trina’s feelings, as well. How does she figure that? Well, in fairness, I did douse her with fake blood. Which washed right off. Anyways, uh, are you hungry? We can split my steak. It’s medium rare. I have a better idea. Yes? No one else is home. And? Let’s, um, take advantage of the privacy. So, this is kinda awkward, right? Mom, you don’t have to apologize. Oh, I wasn’t — I wasn’t gonna apologize. And you know that I want you to be happy. No, no, no. I-I know that. I do. This is a, um, new dynamic for you and me, huh? So, I take it you had a good new year’s eve? Yes. Yes. Yeah, we did, actually. Uh, trina, so, uh, what are you doing with your winter time off from pcu? Uh, working at the gallery, hanging out. You know, my friends and i are going to joss’ family cabin in the mountains for a few days. Oh. That’s actually happening. I knew that it was in the works, but I-I-I wasn’t sure that it was planned. Yep. We’re definitely going. Tj. Hi. I was, uh — I was told I could find you up on this floor. Man, infectious diseases. Whew. Doesn’t sound like much fun to me. But are — are you enjoying it? I like helping people. Yes. Oh, great. Great. Um… hey, how was your new year’s eve? Did you and molly, uh, paint the town red? Okay, okay, I get it. I, uh… this is your work. I never should have come here. I’ll see you. That’s not it. Come with me. Finn: It’s your wedding ring from franco. Yes. Which I decided to take off. I remember. You said you were okay with the decision, but… if you’re having second thoughts, I completely understand. No, that’s not it. I haven’t changed my mind. My ring was in my locker. Yeah, you said that. I have no idea how it got there. Mm. I don’t know why this hurts me so much, you know? I think it’s the state that my family is in. Lucky’s so far away that I never even get to see him. Lulu… is still in the coma. And…there isn’t anybody to cry with. You know what I mean? Yeah. I can’t do it with bobbie. Well… she’s taking it all so hard. It’s her brother. I mean, you know. Luke alw– you know, always seemed to me like somebody who was gonna just live forever.

[ Inhales sharply ] I really meant to tell you and carly at the same time. Is she here? No, no, no. She’s out.

[ Sighs deeply ] Is everything okay? Uh, yeah, everything is… well, not really, but you know what? I don’t want to… you got too much to worry about at this time. How you doing? Really? Seriously? It’s hard. I liked knowing that he was out there somewhere. He was my partner for a really important part of my life. I know it was a long time ago. I mean, I’m a completely different person now. I like who I am now.

[ Both laugh ] You know, you are a mayor. It’s very impressive. Yeah. And I have kevin, and he’s my life partner now.

[ Inhales sharply ] I’m actually more worried about some of luke’s other loved ones. Well, I know how strong you are, and, uh, you have kevin, but I just want you to know if you ever need anything, you can come to me. Thank you. And that goes both ways. What do you want, carly? What I want is to never lay eyes on you again. Well, that would be a lot easier if you stayed out of my office. You know, you’re constantly claiming you don’t want to hurt my family. Because it’s true. Great. Then tell me what I want to hear. What exactly happened between you and my husband in nixon falls? I think that’s between you and your husband. Well, I disagree because you put yourself between me and sonny when you seduced him instead of telling him he had a family here in port charles. No, that’s not what happened. Great. Then tell me what happened. Well, you heard him on the stand, right, carly? I’m not gonna add to it. I am sorry that you found out the way you did, but I am trying to respect sonny’s wishes. Oh, you don’t get to do that. You don’t get to act all virtuous. You are so far from the high road, you’re underwater. And the only reason you kept your affair with sonny a secret is because you want to try and hang on to him. Are you kidding? I tried to leave sonny alone. He told me to stay away from him, and I did my best. Bull! You know that as long as you and sonny had a secret, that you were constantly attached to him, that you were always gonna be in his life. That is ridiculous! And it worked, right? I mean, how many times did you guys get together to keep your story straight, nina? Listen, I am not the one that drove sonny to get practically falling-down drunk at charlie’s on new year’s eve. If I wasn’t there, what — oh. Something else sonny decided not to tell you.

[ Knock on door ] Spence, someone’s at the door. Ignore it. Just answer it and make them go away.

[ Sighs ] Well, well. This is more private. We can talk in here. What do you want to talk about? I’m going to be straight with you. Okay. I am not willing to have a relationship with you if it makes my uncle uncomfortable. Wow. That, uh, really disappoints me, tj. Although I can’t say I’m surprised. Did curtis warn you off me? No, that’s not what happened. He was looking out for me, and I respect that. Wow. I had a brief moment of hope there when he came to see me at my hotel. He did? And I take it that it didn’t go well? Oh, no, it did not. I just can’t give curtis what he wants. Well, I want to hear all about this weekend trip. I know that you’re home for winter break, but still, we barely get a chance to see each other. Yeah, well, it’s not all on me. Besides, I’m sure curtis doesn’t want to hear about some weekend trip. Honestly, I don’t mind, but I think I should let you both have some mother-daughter time. You don’t have to go. What do you say, trina? Want to hang out with mom for a little while? I do. Uh, well, then, I will go check on tj, see what he’s been up to. And I’ll go get us a table. Okay.

[ Sighs ] Don’t get me wrong. I am so excited to spend some time with trina, and I can tell something’s going on with her, but I am just as sad to say goodbye to you. It’s only temporary. You… have fun with your daughter. Okay. The last time I saw this ring, I had put it in my kitchen drawer on new year’s eve. How did it get in my locker? Ahh. Do you think maybe one of the boys put it in your pocket and somehow it fell out in your locker? I-I don’t — I-I don’t have another explanation. But if that’s the case… then one of your sons might have a problem with me dating their mom. So, cyrus claims to have found religion?

[ Both laugh ] Yeah, it was quite a performance. He was quoting scripture, chapter and verse. Okay, well, that’s not sincere. No. By any chance, right? I don’t think so. It didn’t stop him from dropping hints about a new player who was filling the “power vacuum” that he left on the west coast. Right. So finding god has forced him to give up mob politics? Apparently not. I have no idea what game he’s playing right now, but honestly, it’s just, uh… it’s not my concern anymore.

[ Sighs ] Aw, man. Hey, sonny. Sonny? Hmm? You want to talk about it? Talk about what? Whatever it is that’s got you so upset that you’re… drinking alone and you’re breaking up things in your kitchen. You know what, laura?

[ Sighs ] I really screwed up this time. I don’t think carly and i are gonna be able to fix it. Nina: I found sonny on new year’s eve at charlie’s, trying to drown his pain after you turned your back on him. Carly, listen, all he wants is to be with you. Don’t tell me what sonny wants, okay?! I know my husband better than you ever will. Well, do you know where sonny is right now, or is that why you’re really here, carly? To make sure that he didn’t come to me after you spat in his face? Sonny came home, like he always will. Well, how generous of you to allow sonny to come back into his own home. You can save your sarcasm, nina. Your opinion means nothing to me. I’ve had it with you. You know what? I’ve had it. I can’t win. If I don’t talk about sonny, I’m hiding something. If I talk about sonny, then I’m a — you’re a conniving bitch, and you always will be.

This doesn’t make any sense. My boys were happy for me when I told them I was going out with you. I don’t think they would lie to me. Yeah. No. Maybe “lie” is a — a strong word. You know, maybe, uh — maybe one of them wants to feel happy for you. But deep down, it feels like that might be a rejection of his feelings for his stepdad. Or maybe it’s not about franco at all. I mean, maybe it’s about jason, you know? What jake’s feeling right now, maybe he doesn’t want to share his mom with anyone ’cause you’re all that he has. But if he felt that way, he would have told me. If it’s even jake we’re talking about. Is one of my boys that upset, he felt the only option was to put my wedding ring in my pocket? Maybe it is about franco then. One of the boys doesn’t want you moving on from his memory yet. So it looks like you and curtis are no longer “taking things slow.”

[ Giggles ] No, no, we’re — we’re past that point. Well, just to be clear, I’m happy for you. Thank you. I really appreciate that. So do you know what you’re gonna get for dinner? Oh, no. I’ll just have a coffee. Ava and spencer and i already ate. Spencer. Part of spencer’s plea deal includes restitution, so after he serves his time, he has to work in ava’s gallery for free. So we were meeting to go over his responsibilities. Plea deal? That’s lovely. You know what? We’ll just have coffee. Woman: Okay. Thank you. Well, it doesn’t look like you’re all that happy about that. I didn’t like the way ava used her power over spencer. Don’t get me wrong, spencer needs to learn his lesson, but she went out of her way to humiliate him. And I’ve never seen that side of her. Joss has. She can’t stand ava. Mm-hmm. Because of her brother. Morgan. That’s a really sad, ugly story. Morgan had bipolar disorder, and ava messed with his medication somehow. Anyway, morgan had a breakdown and was killed, and joss believes that it’s ava’s fault. And if I was in her situation, I’d feel the same, but ava’s been nothing but great to me. So I guess I just figured that ava made a mistake with morgan, and now she’s trying to make amends. I’m sure that’s true. But today, for the first time, I saw the ava joss has been warning me about — the one that spencer and joss despise. Well, it looks like to me that ava taught you a very important lesson today… mm. …Inadvertently. None of us are entirely good or entirely bad. We’re all capable of both. While ava may have been a wonderful mentor to you — and I know she was — that doesn’t make her beyond reproach. Uncle victor. Spencer, my boy, how are you? And, esme, lovely to see you, too. Hello, mr. Cassadine. Um, won’t you come in? Oh, thank you. Pull it together. What brings you by? Victor: Well, I was concerned, spencer. I dropped by kelly’s, and you weren’t working today. I had the day off. I needed to meet with ava to discuss the kind of work that I’d be doing for her to make restitution. Oh, I’m sorry. That couldn’t have been much fun. It wasn’T. In fact, I can’t even believe that I have to take orders from that woman. She loves lording that power over me. And if she or my father think that I’m gonna be crawling back to them anytime soon… oh, nonsense. You’ll meet with them with your head held high. What does that mean? What it means, spencer, is it’s time this family came together — all the cassadines — in a united front. I will supervise spencer because it’s my job, but I’m not gonna order him around or treat him like a flunky. Well, I know that’s not your style. You got a good heart. Thanks. Although I have to say being spencer’s boss will make things even more awkward. “More awkward”? What do you mean by that? When we get to this cabin, I don’t know what I’m gonna do. Are you still feeling like the fifth wheel here? Is it weird that I hang out with joss and cam so much? Why? Why would that be weird? It was different when we were all just friends, but now that they’re dating, I feel like I’m always in their space, just bugging them, hanging all around. Josslyn has never struck me as a girl who doesn’t want to speak her mind, right? Yeah. And if you really feel this way, honey, why are you even considering going on this trip? Because esme got all in my face with her “poor trina, so alone.” And I just — it made me so mad, so I told her I was going just to shut her up. You have a lot to make up to curtis. I wholeheartedly agree. So why can’t you give him what he wants? Because curtis — curtis won’t even talk to me unless I tell him where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing all these years. That sounds like a reasonable request to me. Tj, I want to put the past behind me. It’s just too painful. I — I can’t talk about it. Is your son not worth the pain? It’s not that, tj. If I — if I open up to curtis, my answers are just going to drive him further away from me. Laura: So carly found out that you fell in love with nina when you were on the witness stand?

[ Sighs ] You gotta understand something, laura. I-I — like, I didn’t fall in love with nina. Mike did. Yeah. But you have mike’s memories and his feelings. Yeah. And carly didn’t know about any of that until you testified. Yeah, I would never hurt carly like that. I’m not judging you, okay? I’m just curious. Were you ever gonna tell her about this? I wanted to. I really did. And — and then jason died, and then my cousin brando and his girlfriend lost their baby. And that’s, like, two painful things at once. So I didn’t want to pile everything on…carly and tell her about nixon falls when I didn’t know that there was a family mourning me. And then, you know, mike became friends with nina. She was caring. She was smart. We fell in love. And then, uh… but once, you know, I found out that — that I was sonny, I went back home. Why is it so hard for — for people to understand that I-I just wanted to leave… …I wanted to leave that nixon falls behind me and just move on? I understand. I-I understand why you did what you did. I appreciate you saying it. It means a lot and, uh… do you think carly will ever come to terms with what I did? What are you even doing here, carly? I thought you were smart, but you’re an idiot. Yeah, I was stupid to think you’d be straight with me. No, no, no. No. That’s not what I’m talking about. Sonny is home, and you’re here sniping at me. You know, if your big goal is to keep me away from your husband, turning your back on him is doing the exact opposite. Sonny wouldn’t have given you a second glance if he remembered me. Well… why don’t you just get over yourself and be glad he’s home? You know nothing about my marriage, nina. Nothing. Oh, I know this. He’s not gonna let you beat him up for very much longer. And then what is sonny gonna do? He’s gonna come back to the woman who loves him without all the anger. And then you’re gonna lose him for good, because I can tell you this — if sonny comes to me, I’m definitely not gonna send him away.

You’re pathetic. You can wait all you want, but sonny’s never coming back to you. Your relationship was an illusion. Mike was an illusion. And the second sonny remembered, he came home. He didn’t give you a backwards glance. Well, you’re awfully worried about an “illusion.” Carly, do you want to know what really happened between sonny and me in nixon falls? Now, that was something real. Did you sleep with my husband? Almost. But you didn’T. Because i stopped it.

I said no. But if I didn’t, sonny would have made love to me. Infidelity is a tough one to get past. But this — this situation is different because it’s not like I’m cheating. I mean, I didn’t know or remember who she was. I didn’t remember who i was. I get that. I really do.

[ Sighs ] I think you have to try to see it from carly’s point of view, you know? She found out that you fell in love… right, right. …With nina when you were on the witness stand. That’s information that you kept from her. So, I mean, how could she not feel that you’d been unfaithful? I do understand that, but she’s not allowing me to prove to her h-how much I love her. Nina doesn’t — doesn’t matter anymore. Then why are you protecting her, sonny? I mean, you said you didn’t think you were nina’s victim. Don’t you think what nina did was wrong? And if one of my boyshad a problem with us dating, they would have been more direct. But using my wedding ring as a symbolic token of m-me and franco just seems… awfully manipulative.

[ Sighs ] Well, I have, um, no experience with boys that age other than when I was that age, so… I certainly trust your judgment. Well, maybe they just found it in the drawer and assumed I had forgotten to put it back on. And they know I take it off when I wash the dishes. Hmm. So maybe they were just returning it, not realizing that I had decided to stop wearing it. So maybe this isn’t some big statement about me and franco. They were just being thoughtful. I suppose that’s possible. My father is no longer a part of my family, and ava never will be. Oh, spencer, I thought you understood the importance of the cassadine legacy. I’m fine with you and aunt alexis as my family. Can we just leave it at that? No, we can’T. There’s alexis. There’s nikolas. There’s valentin. Valentin tried to kill me. Oh, for heaven’s sake, spencer! Will you stop exaggerating and take a more pragmatic view of what actually happened?! Look, I don’t doubt valentin deliberately intimidated you, and that is not the kindest way to treat a child, I grant you, but that is a far cry from trying to kill you. Now, blowing these things out of proportion is quite understandable when you’re 10. But at your age, clinging to some imaginary fantasy is an unacceptable display of weakness. Am I understood? So valentin gets a free pass then? Valentin is a member of this family! As is ava.

[ Clears throat ] Yes and — and esme, of course. You, your father, and valentin need to put these past slights behind you and start working together. “Slights”?! These are more than slights! Yeah, victor, it’s really too much to expect spence to just forget how his dad and ava treated him. I mean, first spence’s father pretends to be dead for three years, and then ava slithers in and just takes control of spence’s trust fund. The cassadines have been plotting against each other and fighting with each other for generations. And, yes, that includes actual threats of murder. That’s one of the reasons this family’s in such a sorry state today, but it has to end. Spencer nikolasovich, it’s time you lived up to your mantle as cassadine heir and started putting family first. But ava is — ava and your father are a team. We need to bring them in to the larger family circle. And then in time, you’ll see ava’s influence over nikolas will begin to lessen. That’s what you want ultimately, isn’t it? Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

[ Sighs ] Alright.

[ Inhales sharply ] Look, spencer, don’t you worry. Hmm? You’re still young. You’ll soon learn that women will come and go in your life. But family? Now, that’s forever. I can’t change the past, tj. I want curtis to get to know who I am now, not who I was. But that’s not what my uncle curtis wants. I can tell you don’t know him very well. Okay. Okay. When my uncle curtis makes his mind up, he cannot be moved. Is the truth about your past so awful that you’re really not willing to risk telling him? Honestly, my uncle curtis’ opinion of you cannot get much worse. So if you want to know your family, if you really want to know who we are, you have to let us know who you are.

[ Door opens ] Hey.

[ Sighs ]

You don’t mind? I would love to have dinner with you, but I can see that this situation with the ring is bothering you. Thank you… for understanding. We’ll have plenty of dinners in the future. Absolutely. This is only a postponement. Mm. I am still looking forward to going out with you. I want to be with my friends, even if that means putting up with esme. I think we’ll have fun. Probably. Well, I think you need to trust your friends. You, joss, cam. Gosh, you’ve been through so much together. You have years of friendship. Focus on that, and you’ll enjoy yourselves, no matter what esme thinks.

[ Sighs ] Now that tj is gone, I see no reason for me to stick around. Curtis, wait. Please. Nothing’s changed. I only want to hear one thing from you. I know. You have questions. And if I don’t want you to continually walk away from me, I need to answer them.

[ Chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Woman: This message is for sonny corinthos. It’s your pharmacy. I’m calling to tell you you’re out of refills on your prescription for lithium. Dr. Sullivan will need to send a new script. Please call 716-555 — the truth hurts. Doesn’t it, carly? This is me putting you on notice. Sonny’s home where he belongs. Stay the hell away from my husband. Kevin? Spencer? I’m home. Hello, laura. It’s so lovely to see you again.

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[ Knock on door ] Working late? Hey. You didn’t have to come yourself. I could’ve called the baby nurse to pick up bailey. Well, now that peter’s awake, I don’t want to take any chances. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t take my eyes off this little angel. I appreciate that. Unfortunately, peter is not our only problem now that my grandmother’s back in town. Your grandmother tracy? Yes. So, if you see her in the house or anywhere, really, steer clear. You don’t want to have anything to do with her. So you don’t want me to take bailey back to the house? Not till like the last possible moment? Well, then… looks like it’s just you and me, kid. Ava: Thank you so much. And can we have another setting, please? Are we expecting someone else? Yes, trina. This is a — thank you. It’s a working dinner with our new employee. And he’s right on time. There is a lull right now, so if you want to vent about the situation with your mom and sonny, now would be the time. I’m so pissed at sonny. Keep going. He totally protected nina in court. She’ll never have to pay for what she did. He doesn’t even view it as a crime. He’s completely betrayed his family, especially my mom. Well, has your mom said anything? Not directly. You should’ve seen her on new year’S. I mean, she’s hurting so bad. I’m sorry that your family has to go through this, but I think that everything will be okay. I mean, how many times have your mom and sonny been married? One more time than they’ve been divorced? Exactly. I think they’ll get through this.

[ Sighs ] This time I’m not so sure. I really think that my mom and sonny may have broken up for real. Oh, my god. That’s terrible. Yeah, it is. Thank you. So, does that mean we can’t use the cabin?

[ Knock on door ] Am I interrupting? Are you kidding? Of course not. You are exactly the person that I needed to see. Hello! In fact, I was gonna drop by charlie’s when I got done with work. Well, I’m glad I saved you a trip. I bet you can guess what I needed to talk to you about. The hearing? Oh, my god, phyllis. It was crazy. You — you won’t believe what happened. I know exactly what happened. It finally came out that you and sonny fell in love. Yeah. It was a disaster. You’re right. It is. So what are you gonna do about it? Everything we talked about — sonny told you how he felt about nina and you were honest with him about how you felt about jason on your wedding day. But have you been honest with him about how you feel about him still?

[ Footsteps approach ] Hey. What are you doing here? I live here. I… I don’t want to leave until we settle things.

Olivia, can I have some time with my wife? Of course. I was just on my way out. I’m rooting for you. Don’t let me down.

[ Door opens, closes ] How’s donna and avery? They miss you. I told them you were away on business. I don’t want them to think that I’m gone. Unlike nina, I have no desire to keep you away from your family. Good, ’cause I want to come home. I — we’ve been apart too long. Sonny, look — no. I know I made a mistake, and I should’ve told you from the beginning, despite my reasons. What reasons, sonny? I told you — jason died. Right, and sasha and brando lost their baby and you didn’t want to cause any more pain. Is that right? Sasha and — and… brando went through a — a terrible tragedy and it broke my heart. And then we lost jason, and you were able to express your hurt, your grief. I lost my best friend, my brother, and I had to stuff all that inside. I thought that I had to be tough for — for you. And I was afraid of losing you and I didn’t want this thing between nina to come between us, so I didn’T… I didn’t say anything, and I should have, and it made it worse. But now I’ve been apart from you for nine months and one night. One more minute without you. Hi. Hi!

[ Chuckles ] Hi. Hi. Are we — are we… are we still on for tonight? Why wouldn’t we be? I don’t know. Maybe an emergency — family, friends, the — the weather?

[ Laughs ] Maybe you’re having second thoughts? No, never. There’s no way I’m missing our first official date. I even brought a dress for the occasion.

[ Both laugh ]

[ Water running in distance ] Hold on. Don’t tell me you’ve changed your mind. Me? Yeah. No. No. Never. I’m just, uh… I’m just really happy you’ve, um… …you feel like you can move on with me. I think… franco would want me to be happy. And i am happy. With you.

[ Both chuckle ] Josslyn: That’s nice. My mother’s marriage is falling apart and you’re worried about a weekend getaway. You’re right, josslyn. It was insensitive of me, and I am truly, truly sorry. Apology accepted. It’s just — we don’t have to keep talking about this. All I can think about is spence. You know, he’s with ava right now to discuss restitution. He must be hating life right now. I mean, it’s torture. Not only this business with ava, but the whole going-to-prison thing. I mean… literally, the only thing he was looking forward to was our trip to the cabin. Look, I’m really sorry, but the last thing I want is to ask sonny for anything. I understand. I just don’t know how I’ll tell spence this, that the weekend is off. I mean, on top of everything else, how can I take this from him, too? Trina. I didn’t know you were gonna be here. Same here. You know what? I’ll leave you two to discuss one-on-one. No, please don’t leave on my account. I never mind seeing you. You, on the other hand… there’s no need to flatter trina. You already have the job. My job is usually paid. This feels more like indentured servitude. Court-mandated indentured servitude. You owe me, spencer, for the damage your little fake-blood stunt did to my gallery, not to mention the art itself. Now, before we talk business, why don’t we have a little something to eat, huh? What should we have — surf, turf, both? I can’t afford to eat anything here. You have a stranglehold on my trust fund. Well, who do you think is paying for this meal? Order whatever you like, trina. It’s on spencer. So, have you heard anything about your suspension? Not a peep, which is fine. Really? Yeah. Not having to work means I have more time to look after this little troublemaker. And when I’m not watching her, I fill my time with working out and looking up random facts. Did you know the severed head of a sea slug can grow its whole body back? Leo would find that fascinating. I just — I find that repulsive.

[ Clears throat ] Why can’t it be both? Why not? Chase, are you okay, really? I was just so eager to get out of the wheelchair and — and now that I’m — I’m able-bodied, I-I’m still kept from doing what I love. I mean, brook lynn, it is beyond frustrating. I’m so sorry. I told you, it’s — it’s not your fault. Yeah, but I can’t help but feel responsible. You were suspended for punching valentin, defending my honor. And I would do it all over again. Oh! Thank god you’re here. What’s wrong? Is someone hurt? Not yet, but if you don’t talk me down, I’m going to crimson and rearrange nina’s lying face. You knew about what happened at the hearing? See, you were under the weather. I just assumed that you were out of the loop. One thing I’ll never take for granted again about life in nixon falls — whenever lenny and I had problems with our marriage, they never ended up on the news. What? You found out about this on the news? Yes, and kristina also filled me in on what happened at the hearing. Yeah, I’m sure she had a mouthful to say about me. She did, but she’s hurt and confused, like I imagine you are. Phyllis, listen, you have to believe me. I didn’t want anyone to know about me and sonny. No one! Especially not like this! I know. And now sonny and carly’s marriage, it’s in trouble and he was a wreck on new year’s eve. You saw sonny on new year’s eve, alone? Nina, honey, you’re asking for trouble.

So, then willow testified that she had overheard sonny and nina talking about falling in love in nixon falls, which then sonny confirmed, also on the stand. Poor willow. Poor willow? How did carly react? You know what? I, uh — I have to meet my brother at G.H., So I’m gonna take bailey and I will leave you two to talk. You’re — you’re introducing the baby to your brother? Yeah. It’s gonna be fine. Oh, and I almost forgot. Um, figured you might be working late, so turkey on rye — your favorite. I added a banana because you always seem to steal mine. Thanks. Uh, and don’t you think for a second that my banana-stealing days are over. Wouldn’t have it any other way. See ya. Bye. Bye. Bye, sweetie. Bailey, can you say bye? “Bye.” Bye, cookie. Bye, beauty. We’re gonna work on that, okay? Okay.

[ Chuckles ] Ah! So… enough about my news. You tell me — what’s going on? Tell me every little detail. What?

[ Laughing ] About you and chase, obviously. Trina and I came up with a list of projects you can tackle at the gallery after you serve your sentence. If I had known that this plea deal meant working for you, I would’ve fought for more prison time. Well, that’s gratitude for you. Luckily, I have good news. Great. Can’t wait to hear it. You won’t be working for me. You’ll be working for trina. Don’t worry, I will break the news to spence, once he finds out what’s been going on with sonny. No, you know what? It’s okay. She’s right. We promised spencer a fun time at the cabin and considering it’s the last bit of fun he’ll have for a long time — josslyn, do you mean it? Well, I said it, so… that’s so decent of you, and I know it will mean the world to spence. Yeah, well, the way I see it, after what he did to my mom, sonny owes me and I could use some time away.

[ Chuckles ] I know that feeling. I mean, before they died, my parents were in the process of splitting up. It was brutal. It’s never easy. I’m sorry. What, um — what happened? What didn’t? I mean, you both know the drill, right? He betrayed her, she betrayed him, and they blamed each other. I was devastated. I’m so sorry. Thanks, joss. But I’m not. I may have been just a kid, but it taught me a valuable lesson. There’s a circle of hell reserved for people who tear families apart. No, no, no, no. Nothing happened with sonny. Trust me, whenever the two of you are together, something happens. You have unresolved feelings for each other. Whether you act on those feelings or not is beside the point. Right now, being together — even casually — is inappropriate. I know. You’re probably right.

[ Sighs ] But? But you said so yourself — sonny has unresolved feelings for me. What point are you making? Well, I was chatting with my friend ava and she got me thinking. We all deserve happiness in life, right? And I know this sounds crazy, and, right or wrong — and not now, not now — but what if sonny’s happiness lies with me? See, that’s the man I married. Because that’s who I am, carly. When you said you had reasons for keeping the truth about you and nina from me… …what reasons? What other reasons? The other reasons were that — that what happened with nina doesn’t — doesn’t matter, doesn’t exist, or whatever. That’s not the truth! That’s not the truth! What do you — what do you mean, that’s not the truth? The reason you didn’t tell me is because you knew I would ask the inevitable question. Do we have to do this? Yes, we do! I asked you last night, and I’m gonna ask you again, and if you can’t answer me, you’re gonna have to turn around and leave. Do you have feelings for nina? Do you have feelings for nina?!

Spencer’s working for me? But it’s your gallery. Yes, but I-I won’t be there very much in the coming months. Nikolas and I are planning to renew our vows. You know, our first wedding was so last-minute and we want to plan something very elegant. And in my absence, you will supervise spencer. That’s no better. No offense, trina. You think I want this? Excuse me. Trina, trina, wait. Oh, sit down, spencer. We’re not finished here yet. Cameron: I know how you feel. My family was torn apart last year when franco was killed. I…almost let my anger get the best of me. Sometimes, uh, anger can be fuel.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, excuse me. Um… hi. Hold on. Just give me one second. Hey, what’s up? I’m at the metro court with ava and spencer and things just went totally sideways. Sorry. I, um, got a little intense there. No, no, it’s fine. You’re — you’re entitled. Thanks. It’s just that, um, I didn’t grow up with my biological family, and the family that chose me imploded. That’s probably why I’m so devoted to spence. I mean, he’s my family now. Makes sense. But as far as anger… you don’t agree? Look, I’m sure you’re right. Anger can be fuel. But we can’t let it overrun us. Isn’t it anger that drove you and spencer to stalk ava? It’s complicated, carly. I have feelings for nina, but I’m — I’m getting over it. You just don’t get over that.

[ Scoffs ] You speaking from experience? Oh. Don’t do that. Wh– don’t — don’t even do that. When you asked me about jason, I was honest. Yeah, but you didn’t tell me right away. I told you within days. Did I not answer every question you asked? Yeah. And I’ve been asking you for months to tell me what happened in nixon falls and you consciously kept it from me! But that wasn’t me. But when you were with jason, that was you. I don’t blame you for how you felt as mike, but you owed me the truth. You owe me the truth! Carly, we’re not gonna be able to get through this if we’re not under the same roof. You said you weren’t nina’s victim. And now I realize how true that was. You were her accomplice. How many times have you told me that sonny and i shouldn’t ignore our feelings for each other? I advised you to come to terms with your feelings. That’s very different. Well, if sonny and carly separate — if — then… do you think it’s possible that sonny and i could be together? First, I’ll answer the question you asked. Yes, it’s possible. Now I’ll answer the question you didn’t ask. If it’s possible, do I think you should act on your feelings? Hell no.

So, basically, spencer would be working as a handyman? Has he ever even held a hammer? I don’t think it’s just about the work. Ava is not making this easy on him. He and esme stalked ava for months. They made implied threats to avery, and, oh, yeah, they set ava’s car on fire. Look, I know that spencer’s our friend, but after what he’s done, he’s getting off easy. I admit, I had a little fun at your expense. You mean kicked me while I’m down? That’s low, ava, even for you. Mm. Still, not quite as low as leaving a teddy bear with a murderer’s voice for my child to find. But why involve trina? Because, aside from paying for what you did to me, your true task is to make restitution to trina. Do you think that I need the money that you doing odd jobs at the gallery will save me? Restitution isn’t only about money, spencer. It’s about righting wrongs… repairing what’s been broken, restoring what’s been stolen. I never took anything from trina. Can you honestly say that you didn’t hurt trina? One of my greatest regrets is how I treated trina. I should’ve been honest. I should’ve told her that i already had a girlfriend. And I shouldn’t have asked her to cover for me when she didn’t realize that I was actually going after you, so… but I just don’t think that I’m gonna be able to make that up to her. You can try. You know, framing a few pictures at the gallery with trina, that’s — that’s not gonna fix the trust that you’ve broken. But trying to make her job easier, that — that could go a long way. I think they calmed down a bit. They were pretty intense for a while.

Thanks for listening. Anytime. You know I always got your back. You’re right. About the anger thing and about what spence and I did to ava. Guess I’m still a work in progress. We all are. Trust me, I am not judging. If you knew what anger drove me to do when franco was killed… do tell. All I’ll say is that I was impulsive and I was reckless and I am just very grateful that I had people around me who were patient and forgiving. Angry cameron sounds, um, quite intriguing. And you’ll never meet him. Not if I can help it. That was trina. Sounds like spencer’s super unhappy with whatever ava cooked up for his restitution. Trina’s there? Uh… spence didn’t mention that, uh, she would be at the meeting. Maybe he didn’t know. Well, even if she is, what’s the big deal? We’re all friends here, right? Well, hello, sweetheart. It’s so nice to see you. Are you all snuggly and comfortable with your daddy?

[ Chuckles ] It’s about time I got to meet my niece. She’s beautiful. Oh, that’s all her mother. Yeah, definitely. I think you had something to do with it.No. Well, I should get back to work before epiphany notices. Congratulations. And I will see you later. I’ll see you later. Well, I-I can’t believe my little brother’s a father. Well, bailey’s not the only good news in the family. Hmm? Am I imagining things, or do you and elizabeth seem… closer? I-I-I think maybe elizabeth and i have decided to see… where this can go. Well, what finally changed? She did, mostly. I mean, she’d been through a lot since, uh… well, I just think she thought maybe that she’s ready now. Well, it’s been a tough year for both of you. I’m glad you can look forward to the future together. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. And what about you? What does your future hold? Me and chase, we’re — we’re friends. There’s nothing going on with us. Come on, now. I saw the energy between you two, and don’t argue with me on this. I have a nose for these things. Okay, this isn’t the reason why you came here. No. So, how is carly taking the news about sonny? That’s why I am so steamed. I — carly is so angry at sonny right now — and rightfully so. Of course. But — but she’s also torn because she desperately wants to forgive sonny, but this was just a really — a massive betrayal to get past, so… well, if you can forgive my dad…

[ Sighs ] Yes. Your father and i have forgiven each other for many things. Then carly can forgive uncle sonny, can’t she? I’m sorry if that was blunt. No, it’s okay. I just don’t want you to get so worked up when you’re recovering. Some of the responsibility for this situation lies with me. No, phyllis, no. What did you do? If I had been completely honest with you after sonny regained his memory, you might not still be fantasizing about a future with him. Well, as lenny would say, “it’s never too late for settin’ straight.” So, nina, are you ready to get real? Nina’s accomplice? You’re her protector. You told me to lay off her. I didn’t want a war. Well, look where that got us. You promised me that nina would stay away from our family, but that didn’t stop the two of you from reminiscing at the hospital chapel together. I mean, are you kidding me? Are you gonna stand in my way now? Are you, sonny? Are you gonna ask me not to go after nina, after she fired the first shot at the hearing? Are you? I don’t know what that’s gonna accomplish. Just forget about nina. “Forget about nina.” Like you have? Alright, so… you don’t want to trust me. You don’t — you don’t want to forgive me. Am I wasting my time? Are you saying that there’s no hope for our marriage?

You know, fatherhood has been great so far, but without my job, I’m — I kind of feel useless, like I don’t have a purpose, and I get the feeling that I’m starting to bug brook lynn. First things first, alright? Being a dad — greatest job there is. And there’s nothing useless about spending time with your little girl. That being said, I understand that your suspension has made you feel restless. That’s not gonna last forever. Here’s hoping. As for brook lynn? I thought you two were, um…good friends. Well, usually, we are. Hmm. But lately, our — our vibe has been off. I mean, hanging out with brook lynn, it’s — it’s effortless. But lately, it’s just been awkward, like… I’m not sure what’s come between us.

[ Laughs ] You’re wearing her, bro. Coparenting bailey with brook lynn has brought a new dynamic into your friendship and there is bound to be some bumps in the road as you try to figure things out. Yeah, I guess that makes sense. Yeah. Everything else is gonna fall into place. How can you be so sure? Comes with frequently being right.

[ Chuckles ] Just think about everything you overcame this past year, and you’re still standing, literally. Thanks to you. And your own resilience. You know, I — I know I’ll never have your optimism, but I hope to be able to learn to embrace life the way you do. Hi. It looks like you already have. Where are you going? I’m trying to find our waitress. I can’t stand to be here one more second.

[ Clears throat ] So I’m gonna get my dinner to go. After all, I did pay for it. Ava ambushed both of us. I didn’t know she was gonna have me supervise you. I’ll decline. No, don’T. I’m — I am grateful for the opportunity to work for you. If you’ll have me. Why not? Good help is hard to find. Thanks, cam. What do I owe you? On the house. You’re a lifesaver. And, joss, um… I hope your mom and stepdad can weather this storm, and if they can’t, doesn’t mean you can’t emerge strong anyway. Thank you. I’ll see you both soon. Thanks again for the caffeine and for the cabin. I know what it’s costing you. Am I crazy, or did that almost seem sincere? You’ve always — always — been real with me. That’s why I value our friendship so much. And I hope we continue to be friends after I say this. Okay, give it to me. Sonny may not see himself as a victim, but what you did to him — pretending not to know who he really was, keeping him from his family, including the grandson you both shared, allowing him to fall in love with you — that was a violation, and the only way for you to make this right is to leave sonny alone. What if sonny doesn’t want to be left alone? Let carly and sonny figure this out. Whatever the next step is, it’s not yours to take. If there’s any chance for us, you need to be honest with me. I already admitted that I — that I have feelings for nina. It’s confusing. It’s compli– I don’t want to have these feelings, carly. That’s as honest as I can be. You said you didn’t have sex. Did you kiss her? Did you touch her? It doesn’t matter. It matters to me. Why do you want to hurt yourself like — you’re already hurt. I can’t forgive you if I don’t know what I’m forgiving, right? But you think this is gonna help, but it’s not gonna help. It can’t be worse than what I’m imagining in my head, sonny! Tell me!

[ Sighs ] To move forward, you have to forget. For me to move forward, I have to know every last detail. That was mike. I’m sonny. Your daughter wanted you to have that cookie.

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well, well, well. You have had an interesting life so far, haven’t you, bailey? Or should I call you louise? I wonder, if you could talk, if you’d tell me what brook lynn’s up to? What makes you think I’m up to something? Aren’t you? Oh! There — there you are. Well, at least one of you is here. Yeah, sorry I’m late. Not as sorry as I am. Just tell me the truth. Am I the only one that is so excited about taking deception public? No, lucy! I’m excited, too. I was just putting out a fire. W-what — what is more on fire than our ipo? Think about it. Think about the substantial amount of money we stand to make for the company and as shareholders, and not to mention the fact, the sense of accomplishment. Look at us. Three women. We had a dream. We brought it to fruition. It’s a reality. And now deception is our baby, and I, for one, I want to see our baby thrive. Wait, wait, wait, wait! Tracy knows that bailey is louise?! No, no, no, no, no, no, no. She just knows that bailey isn’t mine. Sorry. H-hey, come here. That was a dumb word, “baby.” I shouldn’t have said

that word. How about — okay, what about this? Deception is a beautiful flower that is potentially worth millions and millions of dollars? No, lucy, you were right. Deception is our baby. And you would do anything to protect your baby. Mom, time to celebrate you becoming the editor of the new, improved invader. Yeah. Don’t tell me you’re having second thoughts. Of course I’m having second thoughts. Just because I edited the law review doesn’t make me a journalist. Okay, but there’s no one better than you that will know how to get the paper out of trouble. Which is why they have a legal department, which I can’t join because I’m not a lawyer. No, but you do know the ins and outs of the law, and shawn wants this paper to be able to fight for justice. And that makes you perfect for the job. What it makes me is terrified. And I like that.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so glad to see you, in person finally. Glad to see you, too, ma. I’ve been so worried about you, but I didn’t want to nudge you with a thousand messages. No, just 150 or so. It’s only because I care. I know you do. And losing my precious little grandson has been a knife in my heart. I-I cry every day for you and liam. And for sasha? Of course. Isn’t she joining us? Uh, she called to say she couldn’t make it. Are you sure? So…is it true? Did that judge in pennsylvania throw out those ridiculous charges? No more trial, no more smug look on carly’s face? That’s it? You’re free? I see you’ve heard. Yeah, I heard, but I heard from some gossip at the spa. Why didn’t you tell me right away?! Mm. Nina. Nina, I’m so — aww. I am so happy for you. I really, really am. And didn’t I tell you? I told you. I told you scotty’s a great lawyer. Mm-hmm, he’s certainly effective. Well, what kind of rabbit did he pull out of his hat this time? Oh, no, he didn’t pull out a rabbit. Just a witness that dropped a bomb on carly and sonny’s marriage. You can have that last cookie, too, if you want it. I’m saving it for daddy. Oh, that’s sweet. I bet you’re wondering why your daddy didn’t come downstairs for breakfast this morning, aren’t you? I don’t want you to worry. He’s not going away again. Not like last time. Then where is he? Have tony oversee the shipment. Yeah, I’m gonna have a sit-down with, uh, selina wu. When is that?

[ Knock on door ] Come in. It’s open. Yeah. Um, do me a favor. Have — have tony text me when it’s finished.

[ Door closes ] Okay? How’d you find me? I talked to michael. How you doing? Because last time I saw you… yeah, look, can we not? Let’s just forget about new year’s eve. How are we supposed to forget about new year’s eve? You’re here in your penthouse instead of at home with carly and your kids.

[ Doorbell rings ]

I am late for a meeting at deception, and I am bringing bailey with me. Take your daughter to work day? Actually, we have wonderful day care. You’re quite the role model, juggling work and motherhood. Maxie’s gonna be there, too, isn’t she? Your point? Felicia is concerned that, uh, maxie is getting overly attached to bailey, using her as a substitute for her lost daughter. Well, all due respect, felicia worries too much. I mean, if maxie being with bailey is helping her cope with her own loss, I don’t see the harm. Okay, come on, sweetie. Let’s go to mommy’s office. Very interesting seeing this side of you. I never, ever thought of you as the maternal type. Neither did I. People change. Yeah, maybe. Maybe they just get better at hiding it. I’m really glad that you changed your mind about joining us. How are you feeling? Can we order you something? No, thanks, gladys. Uh, brando, listen… hey, we haven’t really seen or talked to each other since we were together at liam’s funeral. Yeah, I’m sorry. I — I just needed to be by myself. No, I — I understand. I know you do. How are you? Or that’s a stupid question. It’s not a stupid question. I’m, uh… yeah. Well, I’m — I’m — I’m glad to see you out and about. I think it’ll be good for you. Even if it means sitting down with my mom.

[ Chuckles ] Gladys, uh, I’m sorry I didn’t return your text. I’ve been holed up in my apartment. No need to explain. It’s good to see you. Well, now that we’re all here, I’ll go grab us a table, huh? Actually, I — I can’t stay. It’s a big day for deception. We’re getting ready to launch our ipo. Oh, yeah. Deception’s going on the stock market. Is that about right? In a nutshell. Anyway, I — I really think the best thing for me is to get back to work. You know, I-I think lucy and maxie will understand. I know, but I-I can’t stare at my walls any longer, and then everywhere I go, I’m just reminded of everything I wanted to do with… with liam. Yeah, of course. I-I understand, yeah. And you told me you’re back at the garage, so I figured, why not get back to work myself? Uh, well, I’m — I’m glad that you stopped by. Me, too. Sasha. I love you. I love you, too. She’s okay. Mm-hmm. Here’s to lessons learned. And bravery. Hm. Alexis, sam. Ned. Hey. Hey, I, uh, called your house, and kristina said that I’d find you here. Would you like to join us? Yeah, for a few minutes, if you don’t mind. No, of course. Thanks. Hey, congratulations on your new job. I just got this job five minutes ago, and it’s news already? Welcome to journalism in the 21st century. Well, thank you for your good wishes. I can use them. But something tells me you didn’t track me down to celebrate my new career. No, I have some bad news. Luke died. What? Was he sick? No, no. He was killed in a terrible accident. You might have heard about it in the news. The cable car in austria? Yeah. Luke was in that? I’m afraid so. Where did you hear this? Well, my mother told me. Ava: Alright, well, go on. I want to hear every delicious detail. I don’t take joy from any of this. That’s okay. I do. That’s why I’m here.

[ Sighs ] So tell me, who was this witness, and what was the big bombshell? Thank you. Well, scott called willow tait to the stand and asked her to reveal what she knew about my relationship with sonny back in nixon falls. Oh. And as god as her witness, she could not tell a lie. Not tell a lie, no. So she told the truth — that she overheard a conversation that sonny and i were having about how we fell in love when he thought he was mike — and then sonny and carly’sminds just exploded. Oh, no, no, no, I can just picture it — sonny sitting there with his guilty conscience, and carly just wanting to watch you walk the plank. And me, without a front-row seat.

[ Scoffs ] Your daddy is away on business. For how long? I-I’m not sure, but I know that he’s not far and he’ll be back really soon. Hey. Hey. The guard let me in. I hope it’s okay. Of course. Hey, honey. How’s things? We were just talking about how avery wants to leave a cookie for her daddy. Oh. Hey, you know what? What’s going on here? What, not a hug for your aunt olivia? That’s what I like to hear. You know what? Um, can you go upstairs and check on donna and pilar?

[ Laughs ] Ah, she’s getting big so fast. She’s gonna come back in this room ready to go to the prom. Oh, gosh, don’t say that.

[ Laughs ] So, I’ve been trying to reach you all week. You probably noticed, especially this morning. Yeah, I’m sorry. You know, it’s, um, been nonstop since I got back from pennsylvania. I know nina skated. What I don’t know is why. Because she fell in love with my husband. And it turns out he felt the same way about her. So, all the times that you were with lulu, you never slept on the couch?

[ Laughs ] Come on. This ain’t the couch, man. Look, when I left you at charlie’s last night, you were three sheets to the wind. I took your keys, by the way. How’d you get here? Nina showed up after you left. Hmm. She wanted to drive me home, and I did what you asked, so I just told her to drop me off here. And did she, drop you off? If you’re wondering, uh, whether she stayed, the answer’s no. Did you want her to?

You’ve been in contact with tracy? Yeah, ’cause the last we heard, she ran from the pcpd and fell off the grid. I know what my mother did was unconscionable, but luke’s death has really hit her hard. Oh, really? Well, how’d she get ahold of you? Did she e-mail you or something? Because I know the last thing she would want is to be in front of…

[ Footsteps approach ] Oh! Ned, I need to talk to you. Sam, alexis. Oh, I am so sorry I’m late. I just had to — thank you, brook lynn, for joining us, finally. Thank you. Oh, yeah. I just need to talk to maxie for a sec. Uh, no, you can’T. Oh, but I am. No, no, you can’T. No. Lucy, just give us a minute to get whatever this is out of the way. We’re gonna be ahead of schedule in no time.

[ Exhales sharply ] What now? Tracy not only knows bailey isn’t mine, she suspects that bailey is louise. And you left the baby with her? No, I did not leave the baby with her. I brought her with me to day care. Ladies, come on. We have a lot of work to do. Just one second. Okay, um, we need to bluff this out, see if tracy is actually gonna pursue it. Okay, well, I don’t have a better plan, so… great. Okay, yay. Finally. We have so much to do. First order of business — we’ve gotta schedule a press conference to announce the actual date of the ipo, okay? And then we have to arrange for all of us to get to the stock exchange, ’cause one of the partners has to ring the opening bell. Now, since deception is my brainchild, I volunteer to do that very high-profile honor. Too bad it can’t be the face of deception. Brook lynn: Yeah, look, I-I know I’m only staff, but shouldn’t sasha, the face of the company, be the face of the company when we go public? Okay, fine. That’s very fair arguments. But, you know, sasha was supposed to only take maternity leave, and now it’s turned into bereavement leave, which means all of us have to stick together and pick up the slack. That’s sweet, lucy, but it won’t be necessary. I’m back, and I’m ready to give my all for deception. Well, don’t stop now. We’re getting to the best part. What happened after willow threw sonny under the bus? Well, the judge called sonny to the stand and asked him to confirm or deny willow’s testimony. And he tried to deny it, didn’t he? No, he didn’T. He actually talked about his feelings towards me when he thought he was mike, and he not only talked about me falling for him, but also him falling for me. Oh. So sonny told the truth? Yeah, he told the truth. And what did carly do? Oh, no, she left the hearing before the judge could dismiss the charges. C-carly walked out on sonny? And left him to you? Willow overheard sonny and nina talking about their past in nixon falls. But — but it’s no secret that nina kept you from knowing that sonny was still alive. We just know why now — because she’d fallen for your husband. And he had fallen for her. That’s — that’s according to her. Sonny didn’t deny it. Alright, so the guy fessed up to it. But he didn’t know who he was, and nina knew that, and she took advantage of him. I’m not saying that sonny’s not a dog. All men are dogs. And, for example, I give you my husband, ned. I happen to be a dog lover. What can I say?

[ Sighs ] But anyway, just because nina still has feelings for sonny doesn’t mean he has feelings for her. Yeah, I-I asked him that question. And? And he said he loves me. And? And I told him that wasn’t an answer. And then I told him not to come home. What? Do you blame me? Do you think I was wrong? No, I don’T. No, not at all. And I am not comparing the two situations in the slightest, but what did sonny say when you told him about your feelings for jason? A part of me… the mike part, wanted nina to stay. That was just the… the, you know — the hangover from the past. You know, the — my memories that were stirred up by the drinking… mm-hmm. …And thinking about the mistakes I made when I came home. It would have been very easy for me to just have her stay and think about nixon falls and how easy it was, or how easy I thought it was. Damn, you know, it’s like… carly’s the one that brought me back to myself. It’s — it’S… it’s who I want, my home. You know what I did before I conked out? I was hoping that when I woke up in the morning, nina would be forgotten. So I wake up, I open my eyes. Those feelings are still there. And you know what? I can’t get rid of them.

Sam, alexis, I need a word with my son. Mother, you need to get out of here before someone in here tips off the police. Actually, tracy, you have just done me an enormous favor, because I was just sitting here worried that I didn’t have the chops to be a journalist. And it turns out you, being the giver that you are, just gave me a brand-new headline. It’s all about privilege and the abuse of power. I’ve tried backing off, tried giving sasha time to grieve. Mm, yeah. It’s killing you, isn’t it? You don’t want to send even a single message, or, god knows, call her. Even the slightest gesture of concern feels like you’re hounding her, but every second you don’t reach out feels like neglect. Yeah, exactly. I mean, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Don’t sound so shocked. I understand because I’ve been doing the same thing with you. My instinct is to love-bomb you like crazy. Shocking, I know. I’ve been listening to this podcast about loss, and it says grief is like a daffodil. Daffodil? Yeah. You plant it in the wintertime and then wait for spring until it blossoms. Wait a minute. Is that the podcast about gardening? I don’t know. Wait, maybe it’s both. You get the idea. No, I’m not sure I do. I’m just giving you space until you’re ready to talk about it. Thank you, ma. I appreciate that. You’re welcome. Anything for my son. So, sweetheart, are you ready to talk about it? You shouldn’t be here. N-no. I think it’s way too soon, really. Yeah, you should be home taking care of yourself. Yes. Losing liam is the hardest thing I’ve ever known, but it would dishonor his memory if I just curled into a ball and stopped living. Okay. Well, in that case, I’ve been keeping a folder with all the information about the ipo for you. Thank you. Yeah. And, um… well, actually, publicity has asked me if, um, we could have any new photographs for the press release. I’m ready for anything. Sorry to interrupt. Ms. Quartermaine, you must still have bailey’s pacifier in your bag.

[ Baby coos ] Nina: I ha te to burstyour bubble, but sonny followed carly out of the hearing so they could talk things through. Mm, of course he did. And of course carly took him back, right? Damn, though. I wish you’d given me a heads up. Mm. I could have used what willow knew to extract some concessions on the child custody front. Ava jerome, if you’re gonna make this about you, when I did everything I could to honor sonny’s wishes, not come between him and carly, listen, you can go. I kn– I know. I’m sorry. Nina, I know it must have been very hard when sonny turned his back on you and returned to carly. And they lived happily ever after. Or did they? What do you mean, about jason and me? Uh, I was at the wedding. I saw you walking down the aisle. You looked very much to me like a woman in love. Okay, I told you before about bottling things up, right? I told you that.Yeah. I said it’s not healthy. Yeah, but jason and I were in extraordinary circumstances that we were thrown in. Honey, just go ahead and say that you fell in love with your best friend. Okay, I did. I did, alright? But when sonny came home, I put those feelings aside. You bottled them up. I bottled them up. Okay, yeah, I bottled them up. But the point is, olivia, I went back to the man I love. I chose sonny. I made a choice. Obviously, sonny can’t do the same. Dante: You know, I don’t like seeing you tear yourself apart like this. Well, you know, it’s like there’s two of me. There’s the father you know. And there’s this other guy you never met named mike carly never met, either. Nina met him. Yeah, well, anyway, nina — nina… he’s gone, doesn’t exist. It’s like — it’s like that place that it’s magic every hundred years, or, what, something like that. What do you mean? “Brigadoon”? Is that what it is?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I don’t know, but, man, we had to do that musical in elementary school. It was like, a magical town shows up every hundred years, yeah. Can’t see you in a musical. Oh, I was — I was pretty good. Oh, yeah? Yeah, thanks to sister mary joseph. Then what happens? Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy travels back in time, gets girl, walks off into the sunset as the curtain falls. That’s make-believe for you. Kind of like what you and nina went through, though, too, right? Except that’s over. Unless you’re telling me it’s still real.

Mother, you really shouldn’t be out and about. I’m not an invalid. No, but you are a fugitive. Oh, yes, and your mother is now a so-called journalist while the man I love is gone. I am very sorry to hear about luke. He and I had a very fulfilling, yet complicated, relationship. Yes, he — he told me. Then my mind would begin to wander. Having said that, there’s no such thing as bereavement leave when you’re on the lam, and your loss, as devastating as it may be, has nothing to do with you owning up to what you did. Do you want me to go to prison? I’m already in the house with monica, who, when she’s not telling me, “it’s my house, alan gave it to me,” she’s moaning about some russian. Belarusian. Whatever. Well, in any case, something is going on with your daughter, and I need to talk to you about it. So don’t talk to me about privilege. You escaped arrest by fleeing the country on a private jet! And you have become a so-called journalist by failing your way to the top. Or did you sleep your way this time? You know how lucky you are, bailey? Well, guess what? Your mommy and daddy are even luckier, because they have you. Because they will always have… I’m fine, I’m fine. I’m fine, really. Here you go. I’ll see you later, sweetheart. Okay? Um, w-well… about those publicity shots, you know? Right, right.

[ Chuckles ] Um, I called suzanne on my way over, my go-to makeup artist, and she should be here soon. If you’ll excuse me, I just — I’m just gonna go freshen up before we take those photos. If you’re gonna take everything that I’m saying and use it as ammunition to hurt sonny, then no, no. I don’t want you to gain any advantage involving avery’s custody thing. Oh, no, you know, I was just kidding around.

[ Sighs ] But, seriously, I… I just don’t want to see you end up holding the short straw. I’m not. In fact, last night, I was holding sonny up. I found him at charlie’s, all alone and overserved. What, he was smashed at charlie’s? Yeah. Really? So, is he a mad drunk, a sad drunk, or an amorous drunk? None of the above. He didn’t have his keys, ava, and he didn’t want me to drive him home. So I drove him to a penthouse at the harbor view towers, and I dropped him off. Oh. You didn’t go inside with him and be sure that he got into bed okay? I made sure that he was safe, had a little conversation, and I left. Damn. Nina. You really love that guy, don’t you? I wonder if you and sonnyare really all that different. You know, you’re both strong-willed. Look, you’re stubborn as hell, okay, and I sympathize, because ned and I both have a lot of that, too. We — we both have our pride, albeit in significantly smaller doses.

[ Chuckles ] But — but — but what we do have is leo, and — and doing what’s best for him right now is really what’s bringing us back together. Matter of fact, it makes me kind of guilty, uh, to talk about this… no….because everything that’s going on for you right now. Oh, no, no. If it’s good news, please, please tell me. I’d love to hear some good news. We decided that ned’s gonna officially adopt leo, and that we’re gonna renew our wedding vows. Oh, my gosh! Olivia, that’s wonderful.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, I think so. Well, that’s really great, because I know you guys have some challenges ahead of you. Yeah. Honestly, the — the marriage part is worrying me even more than leo’s stuff with the — with the… I [Chuckles] I got to get used to saying it. Autism, autism. Yeah. Yeah. Leo’s a great kid. I know. And that’s not gonna change. No. And that’s a great way to look at it. Don’t waste time like ned and I did, okay? Um, marriages and families, they’re always gonna be a challenge. You know, most marriages end in divorce. And families with — with cousins cutting each other out of the picture books, don’t be those people. What would I do without you? You’re not gonna have to ever know, because I’m not going anywhere. And you and sonny, you’re destined for each other.

[ Laughs ] Okay? Till death do us part. Hell, the man even died, and he came back to you, right?

[ Both laugh ] The love that I have…

[ Exhales sharply ] …For carly and for my family is real. I don’t have to tell you. I know you know that. Of course. And when I was in nixon falls, I told carly that I used to have this vision. Every time I would dream, I would see this — this blond woman, and I’d try to touch her, and I couldn’t, and she wouldn’t come to me, and it happened quite a bit. And then when I came close to dying, it all rushed back to me. The blond woman was carly, and I knew that’s where I belonged — with her, with my family. And this whole thing with nina, the whole feelings and all, it doesn’t really — it doesn’t really matter. I believe you. How do I — how do i make carly believe me? Well, first, I think you gotta stop telling me all about it, and you gotta go and talk to carly about it.

okay, mother, I’m taking you home. Let’s go. Not until I have a word with you in private. Okay, fine. Excuse us. Are you okay? Are you kidding? I’m great. Mixing it up with her is invigorating. Well, as amazing as that all was, tracy needs to pay for what she did to you. I admire the way sasha’s able to cope. Well, you’re sweet to admire her for how well she’s handling this. But trust me when I say this — a woman can’t carry a child for nine months, lose it, and then turn the page overnight. You can’t wallpaper over a hurt like this, no matter how hard you try. Guys, think someone should go check on sasha? Look, I know my experience with louise is different, but I think sasha might just need some time alone to pull herself together. Yeah. Well, you never, ever really get over a loss like that. I don’t know. Maybe this is really too soon. Maybe she’s pushing too hard to go on with things. You know, maybe…

[ Sighs ] Okay, well, if she is, we’ll be there for her. Right. And in the meantime, we just have to hope that sasha knows what’s best for sasha.

[ Sighs, grunts ] Get it together, gilmore. Your friends and your partners are counting on you. You cannot let them down.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Groans ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Exhales sharply ] I never denied my feelings about mike or what I may still feel about sonny. But what you’re not saying is — what, ava? You’re dying to say it. Just get it out of your system. Okay. Well, you’re very clear about how you feel about sonny. But what you’re still not able, or willing, to face is how sonny feels about you. I know it’s really hard for him to forget about everything we went through when we were together in nixon falls. But we’re back in reality. We’re back here. No, no, no, no, no, no. No, you still don’t get it. No. You think that sonny is caught between the past and the present, but that’s not what this is about, nina. Not at all. No, sonny’s caught between carly and you. I know that sonny came back from nixon falls, but mike came with him. Nina is the one that won’t let sonny go, but don’t worry. She is gonna get what’s coming to her. Oh. You promise? Yeah, I promise. They don’t call it karma for nothing. But — but we’re talking about what you want here. You. After everything you know about what went down in nixon falls, and knowing what you know about how you felt about jason, be honest. Hon, can you really expect sonny to be there totally and completely for you if — if you can’t ask yourself if you’re totally and completely there for him? I’m not sure carly wants to see me right now, you know, the way we left things. Well, yeah, come on. She was hurt, and she was angry. And you couldn’t make it better, so you…tried to drink yourself numb. You took a time out, and none of that worked. So now you gotta go back there, and you gotta talk to her, and it’s gonna hurt, but that’s — that’s the way it is.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s, uh, sam. Go ahead. Alright, sorry. Yeah. No, no, go.

[ Ringing continues ] Hey, what’s up? Hey. How soon can you make it to the metro court? Well, it’s too late for lunch and too early for dinner. What are you talking, business or pleasure? Is it not too late to make an arrest?

Well, what do you say we grab a table? Hmm? I’ll, uh, settle the tab here, and we’ll head over. Oh, you don’t have to do that. Unless you insist. Liam.

[ Exhales sharply ] Do you know how proud of you I am? For what? Well, you admire sasha for being strong and getting on with her life. Well, brando corbin, I think you are just as strong, if not stronger, for letting yourself hurt. Sorry to keep you waiting. Wow. You look — wow. Of course she does. She’s the face of deception. Yes, she is. You look awesome. And, listen, I thought while we were waiting for the photographer and your makeup artist, we could go over a few things that you’re gonna say at the press conference, if you don’t mind. Mm-hmm. Now, I made… okay, so what exactly did tracy do that made you think she suspects bailey is really louise? It’s more about what she didn’t do or say. That crocodile smile, like she knows that I know that she knows. Okay, can we trust her? She’s a liar and a schemer. Tracy would exploit us in a way that would benefit her own agenda. We need to come up with a plan before tracy blows it and peter finds out we’ve been hiding his daughter in plain sight. Keep me posted on any new developments. Are you done? That was about elq. Normally, you’d say there’s nothing more important. Well, this time, there is. Namely, your daughter. Oh, what has brook lynn done now? Or, rather, what are you accusing her of having done? It could go either way. It’s about that baby of hers. Bailey? What about her? Bailey? What kind of name is bailey? But, wait, while we’re on the subject — tracy quartermaine. Dante. Uh, just a minute. This is important. This is important. While we are on the subject of names — you’re under arrest.

[ Handcuffs click ] What? Sonny loves carly, end of story. Hmm. Maybe this story has a sequel. Stay tuned. Oh, and, nina… sonny may love his wife, but he still has feelings for you. He can’t shake them. Deep down, you know it’s true.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Ugh, my mom. She keeps calling me. I wonder what that’s about. Um…you should probably call her and find out. I will, but first, I want to hear your news. You said when you got here you had something to tell me. Was it the whole leo and ned thing? No, no. I-I think this may be your mom’s news to tell. Um, but let’s talk after, okay? Okay. And about all the other stuff that we talked about — so, um, sonny told you how he feels about nina, and you told him how you felt about jason on your wedding day. But have you told sonny how you feel about him still?

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 okay. On the paper, not the table this time. Deal? Deal. I can’t wait to see your masterpiece.

[ Sighs ] Any word from sonny or carly? Yeah, I, uh, I spoke with my mom briefly. How is she? She’s not good. I’m worried about her, obviously, but she asked for some space, so I’m gonna give it to her. And your dad? According to tony, he’s fine. I just can’t believe he got on the stand and said what nina did wasn’t a crime.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I wish more than anything that I hadn’t gone to the chapel that day, that I never overheard sonny and nina, but I did. Then I made the choice to keep it from all of you. Hey, no one blames you for that. Okay, I-I don’t — I don’t blame you for that. Look, hey, there’s a silver lining, though, right? I mean, at least I know why i did what I did with da sheridan. We both thought we were protecting our family. Can you please keep your voice down? You know how everyone in this house has supersonic hearing. I’m waiting for an answer.

[ Sighs ] You are not the mother of that baby. How do I know that? Because you were never pregnant. How do I know that? Because you called me for help getting a black-market baby. Yeah, and you hung up on me, so I had to take matters into my own hands. Well, I can see that. So…how’d you get the baby? And please do not tell me the old-fashioned way. How do you think maxie is — is gonna react to this plan of ours? Well, I’m not sure. I mean, I know she loves louise, and she wants nothing more than to have her daughter home. But? The way she’s dealing with it worries me. Right. I know. Like the other day when she just said she was so positive that louise was gonna be back with her by next christmas. Yes. I mean, I want that, obviously. And I — and I want her to have that kind of hope. But it’s really strange. You know, whenever I try to bring up the subject of searching for her baby, maxie just seems… kind of reluctant. I think I know why.

[ Telephone ringing, indistinct conversations ] Britt: Maxie, what are you doing here? Have you — um, have you talked to peter? Not yet. Okay, uh, I would like to know when he’s getting shipped off to pentonville. Well, certainly not before his condition stabilizes. And that will be? Maxie, look, he’s being guarded 24-7. You don’t have to worry. I don’t have to worry? Britt, peter has escaped from this hospital once before already. I can’t deal with that again. Valentin, good to see you. I would say the same, victor, but I’m not gonna lie. Oh, I-I did as you requested. I gave you space to enjoy the holidays with your daughter. Now you’re back to your campaign for father of the year? Did charlotte have a nice christmas? Alright. What about you? How are you holding up? Uh, tip-top. Back to 100%. I wasn’t talking about the gunshot wound. I heard you lost a child. Maxie, I know it’s hard to believe after everything we’ve been through, but peter isn’t going anywhere. Perhaps you could direct me to his room. His room’s right there, but it’s for approved visitors only. And why do you want to know? Thank you. Hello. Uh, martin grey, attorney at law. Mr. August… what the hell is going on?

[ Monitor beeping ] Oh, you made it.

[ Door closes ] Thank you for coming. So… what can I do for you, mr. August? Call me peter. I’d like to hire you to be my attorney. To do what, exactly? To prove that I did not kill franco baldwin.

I appreciate you trying to help. This isn’t charity, alexis. Running the invader is gonna take a lot of work. I’m sure it’s gonna take a lot of work, especially if you have no clue what you’re doing. So you’re afraid of trying something new? I am not afraid. Okay, then, so you’ll do it.

[ Knock on door ] Pushy, pushy.

[ Sighs ] Hi. Come on in. Hey, everything okay? Hi, shawn. Sam.

[ Door closes ] Shawn — his nonprofit just bought the invader. Oh, wow. I know it used to be no better than a tabloid, but I’m changing the mission completely. Good for you. And he wants me to be his second-in-command. Wow. Wow, right? Crazy, huh? Well, not necessarily. What? Okay, hear me out. I-I’ve always thought that shawn was a discerning kind of guy. Why, think you. You must have your reasons for wanting my mother to be a part of the paper. What are they? Look, I know I-I should have brought you into the loop about having nina arrested, but… well, you kind of — kind of did the same thing, right, by not telling me about my dad and nina’s relationship? So w-what I’m saying, maybe moving forward, we can give each other a little grace, because as parents, we’re gonna have to make some executive decisions in the moment. No. No, we don’t have to make any executive decisions? No, they’re not the same thing. The secret I kept from you had nothing to do with wiley or parenting. It was about two grown adults who fell in love. And one of whom was my father and both of whom are wiley’s grandparents. Still… so I-I thought we were on the same — same page here. What am I — what am I missing? Martin is not gonna take peter’s case. How do you know? Because he wouldn’t stoop that low. Mr. August, I am extremely reluctant to take your case. The list of allegations against you is epic, and it wouldn’t exactly do my record any good to defend you and have you get locked up. No, I’m afraid the only way I would consider accepting someone like you as a client is if the compensation were both generous and prompt. In other words, you can be bought. No, but my services can be acquired on a limited basis for a $50,000 retainer. Done. However, to be perfectly clear, I am only willing to defend you on charges pertaining to the murder of franco baldwin. The rest of it, the entire catalog of heinous accusations against you, is some other lawyer’s problem. Understood. So tell me, what am I up against? Oh, I don’t know yet. I’d have to look at the official files, see what the pcpd has held back from public record. However, based on what I’ve read, I think I could poke a hole or two in the prosecution’s case. Excellent. Still…

[Scoffs] Even if you are exonerated, and that is one big “if,” there is an avalanche of charges waiting for you in other jurisdictions. One battle at a time, martin. One battle at a time. Maxie’s in denial of louise’s disappearance. She’s convinced herself that wherever her baby is, she’s safe and well cared for. You kind of have to do that, though, don’t you? Or else how — how do you carry on? Absolutely. I think that’s how she finds the strength to be a mother to georgie and james right now. I remember doing that. I-I did that. I-I convinced myself that robin was happy with filomena when I couldn’t be with her. I felt the same way when mac was raising the girls. But we were right. Our children

were happy and safe, and we knew where they were. Maxie doesn’t have that. How much longer can maxie go on not knowing if her daughter is alive? Oh. Don’t say that.

[ Breathes sharply ] I don’t know, really. Martin, um, you’re not gonna take that monster’s case, are you? I’d appreciate it if you refer to my client by his name. No. Yes. I’ve been retained to represent peter at his upcoming murder trial. But what about new year’s? Pardon? You and lucy? I-I helped you guys sneak out. I know. And I sincerely thank you for the assistance.

[ Elevator bell dings, doors slide open ] But, maxie, business is business. New year’s eve, purely pleasure. Bailey isn’t lost, victor. She’s perfectly fine. But she’s lost to you. No longer your little girl. No, that’s right. She’s not. I’m very sorry about that, valentin. For both of us. I’d have loved another granddaughter. Well, don’t get any ideas, because you’re never gonna see the one you already have. Never say never. If you think I will ever let you near charlotte, you are crazy. Alright, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to push. Right, ’cause you’re all about restraint, aren’t you? Well, I admit, I am more of a man of action. And I find it intolerable what brook lynn did to you. I assume you’re gonna retaliate. I can handle brook lynn. Well, you don’t have to do it alone. Why don’t the both of us show her that no one crosses a cassadine?

Found a mother who couldn’traise her baby, and I helped. Wow. That’s really generous of you. I did it for the family. I wanted to gain control back of elq from valentin. Mm-hmm. And did that work? Not for long. Valentin found out I was lying, and he took back his shares. Uh-huh, and now you’re trying to pass off detective chase as the father. Well, I couldn’t admit I faked a pregnancy. Why not? Because then how would I explain the baby? I don’t understand. You’d already been found out. Why not tell the truth? Now, I understand if the adoption was illegal, but if the mother was on board… oh, no. Do not tell me you were stupid enough to steal a baby.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get it.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Door opens ] Maxie: Sorry I’m late. What’s wrong? Ugh, that’s sleaze martin grey has taken peter’s case. No, he didn’T. Yes, he did. I just ran into him at the hospital. Maxie, what were you doing at the hospital? I didn’t see peter. Don’t worry, mom. I just wanted to make sure he was still there. So when’s peter getting shipped off to prison to await trial? I don’t know. As far as I am aware, he’s incapable of being moved right now, physically and medically. Okay, well, he’s kind of famous for breaking through barriers. No, not anymore. Peter’s going away for the rest of his life. But enough about him. You’re right. This was a good idea, you know, the three of us getting together, relaxing, laughing, de-stressing. Well, actually, we have something rather important that we’d like to discuss with you. Oh? It’s a difficult subject, but we need to talk about the search for louise. I-it hasn’t been easy. There’s not been many leads, but I want you to know that everyone is very determined to bring your baby home. Oh. And on that note. Ladies. Hello. You okay? What is it? Uh… I got a bit of bad news. What? Nothing to do with robin. Uh… there’s been a rather tragic cable-car accident in austria. I heard about that in the news, yeah. Yeah. According to tracy… …luke was on that cable car. What? Oh, god. Oh, no. Ohh. Luke’s gone. Knock, knock. Hi, you two. Willow: Mom. Happy new year. Uh, brook lynn pointed me in this direction. I get the feeling she was in the middle of something. Oh, yeah, brook lynn usually is. Thank you so much for letting me bring wiley his gift. I’m sorry it took this long to find a good time. Oh, come on. I’m just happy for the invite. Hey, wiley, come here. Do you remember your grandma harmony? Wow. Three grandmothers. How lucky are you? Hi, wiley. I know I didn’t get a chance to see you last week, but I have been thinking about you the whole time. Merry christmas. Whoa, what do you think it is? Mm-hmm. Whatcha doing? Didn’t anyone ever tell you not to sneak up on anyone? I wasn’t sneaking. I’m just walking. Okay, I’m going in there. You think that’s a good idea? Good thing I didn’t ask for your opinion. No, you didn’t, but, okay, hold on, dr. Westbourne. We both know that you’re not peter’s doctor, are you? No, but I am co-chief of staff, which gives me free rein in this hospital. Fair enough, but, um, I’m just gonna ask. Please h-help me to understand something. Why do you want to go in there? When was the last time you saw peter? Cassadine island… where he killed jason and almost did the same to me and my mom. Exactly. Which is exactly why I need to see him. Okay, it’s not a good look, just so you know, you know, if the co-chief of staff is arrested for murdering one of the patients. Oh, believe me, if I were to hurt peter, I wouldn’t get caught. I-I do believe you. But I didn’t hear you say the part where you promise not to hurt peter. Very observant, doctor.

[ Monitor beeping ] I need to monitor the patient. Hey, there, sis. What’s up?

[Upbeat acoustic music throughout]

[Upbeat acoustic music throughout] Good. Some good news, finally. Great. Well, now that we’ve settled that, the rest is really none of your business, so… except that that’s not true. See, you’re trying to pass that child off as a quartermaine. That automatically makes it all my business. Back to chase. Great. So, why couldn’t you just say you had a one-night stand? I mean, why did you have to involve a police detective? I didn’t involve chase, okay? He decided all on his own to help me out. To lie for you. Whatever. So, uh, you and mr. Law and order?

[ Scoffs ] No, it’s — it’s not like that. Chase and i were just friends. Why do I find that so hard to believe? Cool! What do you say? Thank you. You’re welcome.

[ Laughs ] The train set’s pretty legit. It must have been expensive. Oh, don’t worry about it. I’ve been saving up so I could spoil him. Can I show leo? Yeah, sure, bud. But you might want to say goodbye to harmony right now, because toby’s mom’s gonna be picking you up soon for your playdate. Wiley: Okay.

[ Gasps ] Is this for me? Oh. Oh, my goodness, wiley, you are such an amazing artist. I know exactly where I’m gonna hang it. Thank you. I’ll bring this, okay? Why don’t you hold that one? You got it? Wiley: Yeah. Alright.

[ Chuckles ] Bye. Um, thank you for calling. I-I thought maybe when I didn’t hear from you that you might have changed your mind. No, I’m sorry about that. There’s just been a lot going on. Yeah, yeah, I actually — I heard that the charges were dropped against nina reeves after the preliminary hearing. How do you and michael feel about that? Michael’s understandably angry that nina got off scot-free. That wasn’t the worst part. There were some things that came out during the hearing that michael thinks nina purposely withheld to blindside the family. I see. What do you think about it? It just se ems impossible.A world without luke in it? Yeah, I know. I mean, do they suspect that there was any tampering or…? First thing I checked. It would appear that… his luck just plain ran out. Maxie: I’m so sorry. I know how important he was to you guys. My best friend. Brother, actually. No amount of time or distance ever changed that. Do bobbie and laura know? Uh, yeah. I-I called to check on them after olivia had broken the news. They’re… they’re both pretty devastated. Bobbie’s taking it particularly badly. Of course she is. Does she want to see anyone? No. She asked to be… left alone until she can process all of this. I-I feel like that’s the last thing she needs, but I’ll respect her wishes for now. [ Sniffles ] What about tracy? Haven’t spoken with her yet. Okay, um, I think I’ll stop by there and offer my condolences. Wait. I-I’d like to drive you, if I can? Yeah. Okay. I love you guys.

[ Sniffles ] Okay, honey. Mm-hmm. -Okay. -Okay. Look after your mom, yeah? Okay.

[ Crying ] Okay.

[ Voice breaking ] First holly, and now luke. I’m glad you’re here. Right back at you. To be honest, I don’t need another journalist. I’ve got a staff full of those already. What I need is someone with a conscience to lead and guide the paper. You know, someone to fight for what’s right. Okay, now that sounds like my mom. Well, when you put it that way, why didn’t you just say that in the first place instead of calling me a chicken? Okay, I didn’t call her a chicken. He called me a chicken. He said I was afraid — it’s the same thing. Okay, bottom line is, I need a warrior. And you’re the toughest and smartest one I know. So what do you say? I was wondering when you’d drop by. I was hoping my sister of all people — don’t call me that. We’re not family. We never will be. You can’t deny blood. Watch me. Jason is dead because of you.

[ Inhales sharply ] Uh, the tunnel collapsed, britt. That’s not exactly in my control, you know?

[ Monitor beeping ] What about the shootout? Was that in your control? Because that’s what caused the cave-in, you dumbass. Not to mention, if it weren’t for you, we would never have been on that island. I understand — you’re — you’re hurting — you’re hurting — I — no, understand this — I am so glad I didn’t grow up with you. I am so glad I never knew we were related. Because all you do is bring pain and suffering to everyone. Most of all, maxie, whose life you’ve essentially ruined. That’s not true. Thanks to you, her daughter… um, our daughter. …Is god knows where, possibly crying or injured or scared or alone. If she’s even stil l alive.No, don’t — don’t say that. Oh, I’m sorry. Did that hurt? Is it hard to hear? Good. I didn’t know it was possible to actually despise a person. It is. I despise you. Point taken. I’ll make sure I let the authorities know. They’re still searching for the person that poisoned me.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Scoffs ] Please. If I poisoned you, I’d have gotten the dosage right, and we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

[ Beeping continues ] Besides, I don’t want you dead… oh, no? …Peter. No, no. Mm. I want you rotting in some supermax prison for the rest of your life. Knowing that you will never lay eyes on your daughter. I want you alone, peter. Until you join our father in hell.

Nina’s reaction, when everything came out, she seemed genuinely upset, but maybe I’m just being naive. Is that what michael said? No, but we definitely have different opinions when it comes to nina and what, if any, her role should be in wiley’s life. I don’t know. I think you should just trust your instincts, willow. I mean, if you really believe that nina means no harm, isn’t it better for wiley to have a grandmother who loves him, than for her to just disappear?

[ Footsteps ] Wiley’s off? Yeah, yeah, he is. And he insisted on bringing his train set with him to the playdate.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so glad he likes it. So, what were you two talking about? Nina. Willow didn’t give me any details, um… …but I-I urge you to trust my daughter’s instincts, michael. Okay. I don’t mean to be disrespectful here, but, uh, how is that any of your business? So you want to team up like some dynamic father/son duo? Well, stronger together, as they say. Valentin? Excuse me. I have a meeting with my attorney. Yeah, by all means. Just think about my offer. Alright, before we discuss elq, there’s something you should know, and I want you to hear it from me. Oh, dear. That does sound ominous.

[ Exhales sharply ] I have just agreed… …to represent peter august. Hey. You again? Yeah. So, I didn’t hear any bells or whistles, so I’m going to assume that peter’s still breathing. Right? I have to get back to work. Can you just give me, like, one second here? Come sit — come sit with me for, like, one tiny little second.

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ] Do you feel better? ‘Cause I’m sitting? No, because you confronted peter. Yeah, I do.

[ Chuckles ] I could tell my words really hurt him. And… felt good to see him in pain. I totally get it. You don’t think I’m a horrible person? No, not at all. Not even a little bit. We make a great team, alexis. You know we do. The fact that I’m sitting here, a free man, says it all. Come on, just…

[Exhales sharply] …Just think about it before you say no. I will. Need you to work on her for me. Alexis: I heard that.

[ Sighs ] I’m going to take a moment, I’m going to think about it, so don’t try to talk me into anything. Okay, okay. But just listen, please. You’ve been very clear that you don’t think that you’re qualified for the job — because I’m not. Okay. But do you want the job? Tracy, have you heard about luke? We’re so sorry.

[ Whispers ] Thank you.

[ Normal voice ] I know it’s a loss for you, as well. Well, we had a whole lot of memories, but nothing compares to what the two of you shared.

[ Baby fusses ] Were you in austria when it happened? I was not. And I’m sure you can imagine how much I regret that. Ooh! Someone needs to be changed. Okay. You know what? I’m going to go with you so that my mom and tracy can talk. That’s a great idea. She smells like roses. Then what are we doing out here? Well, I-I have to tell you something, something that you’re not going to like. What? My grandmother knows that

[Sighs] Bailey isn’t mine. Felicia, is something wrong? Oh, I…I’m just worried that being around bailey might be painful for maxie. Why? Well, since her daughter’s still missing… oh, I’m so sorry. I heard about that. That must be hard on you and mac, as well. Yeah, it’s terrible. Mac and I never got to meet our granddaughter. She was taken just after maxie gave birth. Any lead on her whereabouts? No. I-I have to believe in my heart that louise will be found safe. But after seven months…

[ Crying ] Seven months? Yeah. So brook lynn and maxie’s babies are the same age? Yeah. Oh, that must make it particularly hard.

[ Sniffles ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Yeah.

Thank you. You’re welcome. This better not be decaf, oh, please, I’m not a monster. You get to go home soon, don’t you? Uh, I’m — I’m not in a rush. I don’t — don’t really have anything waiting for me at the metro court. You live in a hotel?Yeah, never have to make a bed.

[ Chuckles ] That’s true. Yeah. And to be honest, I just — I-I do better at work. My social life is… lacking. Hmm. I’ve been in port charles for like six months, and I barely know anybody outside of G.H.

[ Chuckles ] That’s funny. Why? Are you laughing at me? What’S…? No, no, it’s — it’s not. It’s just that, if you’re really lonely, I know a matchmaker. You do not. I do. No way! My mother signed me up for a matchmaking service — as a christmas present, no less. Wow, that’s — wow. Yeah, it’s pretty bad. She’s — she’s really obsessed with the “get out there and meet someone” nonsense, you know?

[ Chuckling ] Yeah.

[ Sighs ] You know what I think? What? I think that’s exactly what you should do. Yes. Everything that he just said about that invader job actually appeals to me. Except? Except I don’t know what I’m doing. Okay. That’s okay. It’s a new job. Nobody knows what they’re doing. No. You just — y-you’ll learn. Don’t be glib. I’m not, mom. When — when you boil it down, aren’t opening and closing statements just appeals for justice…

[ Chuckling ] Y-yes, but that’s entirely — …to get the jury to do the right thing? Honey, that’s in a courtroom. So? You’re an amazing public speaker. All you have to do is put it down on paper. Do you really think I can do this? I believe in you.

You need to believe in it, too. Wait, wait, wait, wait! Tracyknows that bailey is louise?! No, no, no, no, no, no, no. She just knows that bailey isn’t mine. How? I’m so sorry. But right before you and i came up with a plan, I — I told her that I’m faking my pregnancy. What? You didn’t think to tell me this until now? Oh, I’m sorry that my grandmother all the way in amsterdam knew I was faking my pregnancy.

[ Whispering ] No, I didn’t! This is bad, brook lynn. Don’t panic. Okay, it’s too late for that. What if tracy figures this out? She won’T. Why would she? No one else has. Because no one is as sneaky as tracy, or as suspicious. I remember the first time I met him.

[ Laughs ] Luke? Yeah.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. It, uh, was unforgettable. I mean… you certainly knew how to make a dramatic entrance. Like to make a splash? No one ever did it better.

[ Chuckles ] Except maybe luke did it better. Yeah, he — he certainly lived life to the fullest. He was a very loyal friend. He really helped me when — when we first thought that robin was — at that time, remember? You know… I wouldn’t have made it through that. I mean, literally.

[ Voice breaking ] We don’t get to say goodbye. No. I mean…

[Sniffles] …It doesn’t really surprise me, because luke was always on the move. You know? With no time or patience for sentimentality. On the surface, perhaps. God. I’m really gonna miss him. So am I. That’s why you were late? You were taking on a new client who absolutely deserves to be behind bars? He has a right to his defense, just like everyone else. You don’t have to be the one who provides it. How much is he paying you? Valentin, please, I have bills to pay. Mother’s care is extremely expensive. It’s not like cyrus is going to cover it anymore. I couldn’t work for months when I was in witness protection. On top of everything else, I got to pay alimony three times over. I have to go. Oh, so that’s it? I’m to be punished? You were late. I have somewhere else to be. Well, then, what about our meeting? I guess we’ll have to reschedule.

[ Elevator doors whir ] Oop! Room for one more?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Machinery whirring ] So, you, uh, given any more thought to my helping you put brook lynn in her place? Why should I work with you, victor? We have a common enemy. Brook lynn’s never done anything to you. She disrespected the cassadine name. That affects all of us, and there have to be consequences. And I want a relationship with my son. So what do you say? We work together to right this terrible wrong?

I know family is important to you, valentin, as it is to me. So let’s start acting like one, hmm? The fact is, brook lynn used you. She lied to you. I cannot believe that doesn’t make you furious. Of course I’m furious. Then accept my help.

[ Sighs ] You know where to find me. Wait. What do you have in mind? Thank you both for coming. It means a lot. Of course. I’m really so sorry about luke. And you. You are getting so big and so beautiful.

[ Laughs ] Oh, you must be over the moon.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I really am.

[ Door closes ]

[ Cellphone rings, beeps ] Okay, tell me you have good news for me. I think so. You’ll take the job at the invader? If we are going to turn this paper into a mission for justice, I am in. Well, hot damn. Well, when can you start? Mom. You know what? I’m sorry. I-I-I overstepped. Uh, what I was just trying to express was that I trust my daughter’s judgment, michael. So do I. Which is why you’re standing in this house despite what happened with my sister. I hope that you know that, um, I’ve changed a lot since then. And all I really want is a relationship with my family, michael. For your sake, I hope that’s true. I-I’m sorry — you think I need a matchmaker? Oh, no, no, no, no. Please, no, like, 100% no. Thank god! I just…

[ Chuckles ] If you’re looking for a wingman and… I’m trying to figure out my personal life in port charles, too, so, I’m volunteering. You’re volunteering. I’m volunteering. Come on, if we’re in it together, how bad can it be? Shh, you still hungry, sweetie?

[ Baby fussing ] I thought so. Okay, I’m going to make you bottle. You watch her for a sec? Of course. Are you sure? ‘Cause I could bring her up to the nanny — oh, please.

[ Scoffs ] Brook lynn, I managed to raise your father and your uncle. I can be alone with an infant for five minutes. And just to be clear, if she needs anything, I’m calling you. Got it. [ Scoffs ]

[ Baby coos ] Well, you’ve had an interesting life so far, haven’t you, bailey? Should I call you louise?

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Good morning, gorgeous.

[ Chuckles ] Happy new year. Good morning. Happy new year to you, too. Um, I suppose you have to go to the club and check on things after last night. Nope. N’neka’s got it covered. Club’s closed today. What about you? Do you have to go to the hospital?

[ Giggles ] Uh, no. No, I don’T. Okay. I’m off. I am off all day long. Well, then, it seems like there’s no good reason for either one of us… to leave this bed any time soon. She’s drinking a lot of milk. Yeah. [ Chuckles ] She’s gonna burp a bunch.

[ Laughs ] You know what? You are correct. You know, when you were this age, I used to help mommy burp you.

[ Laughter ] Not much of a filter on that guy. Yeah, that’s why he, uh, fits in so well with the quartermaines.

[ Laughs ] You know, I… if only I took what austin said more seriously, maybe it would have — no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I am just as guilty of all of that, but that’s over now. We’re moving forward and moving on, and we can handle this… together. We are so much more strong as a family. And that includes your beautiful little baby girl. Thank you. Maybe we should try the grill. Or we could take this opportunity to play nice with dear uncle victor. Keep in mind, he has information he can hold over you. Nikolas, ava, my dear. So good to see you both. Likewise. Happy new year. Ah. We were just headed up for some breakfast. Would you care to join us? Oh, I’ve already eaten, but thank you. Okay, well, then can we join you for a little bit, then? Oh, yes, please! It’ll be my pleasure. Uh, apologies for all the newspapers. I was just catching up on the news. Ah, call me old-fashioned, but I still prefer the printed edition to all that digital rubbish. What the hell is this? Uh, no, no, no, no, no. I don’t think so. Well, hello to you, nurse spencer. May I say, you’re looking resplendent this fine new year’s day. Well, thank you, valentin, but I know what you’re up to. You are not getting in to see peter august. Monica: Happy new year. Must have been a good night if you’re now just getting in. Tracy —

[ Gasps ] Oh! I’m sorry, tracy. I didn’t want to startle you. It just — it just looked like you were having a nightmare. Oh. The worst kind.

[ Sighs ] The kind when you wake up, you realize it’s real. Oh, my god.

[ Sighs ] Can’t believe he’s gone. L-luke’s gone.

[ Doorbell rings ]

Oh, good morning. Coffee? Oh, thank you. Thank you. Tracy, I hope you were comfortable enough last night. I tried to wake you and move you into our guest room, but you just wouldn’t budge. Well, probably because I haven’t slept in two days. Wow. Whew. This is terrible. Thank you. Sure. I, uh — I was able to reach lucky, and he had heard about the… cable-car crash in austria, but he didn’t know his father was on it. Tracy: It was horrifying. I, uh… I was glued to the television watching the wreckage in flames, and I was… hoping that luke wasn’t on it. But then the… the authorities

[Sighs] Brought me his personal effects and told me that they had identified his remains. I convinced myself that luke was gonna be alright. I, uh… I’m the reason he was in that accident in the first place. It’s my fault that luke is dead. Well, I know that you were going over to see sam and scout, and, uh… oh, well, dare I hope for maybe a reunion in the works? Sam and I are co-parents, and that’s enough. Oh. Look, I’m sorry. I am sorry, really. I have been up half the night with a heart-to-heart with ned and olivia, and I saw you come in, and I… well, I’m — I’m sorry. What’s going on? More elq drama? Oh, no, no. Uh, family matter. I’ll let olivia tell you about that. It’s not my place, really. But speaking of elq, uh, there are some issues you need to address now that you’re settled in. I came home to shower, change. I’ve got unsettled business of my own that I got to deal with. So how’s leo doing with his specialist? Doing well. Yeah. We’re still consulting with experts on the best way to explain to leo about being on the autism spectrum. We want to have that conversation with him first before he hears the term “autism” from anybody else. And we think he’s old enough to understand. Wow, he’s really lucky to have you guys. And… we are starting the process of ned adopting leo. Really? Yeah. Oh, dad, I’m so happy for you. I’m no longer an only child.

[ Laughter ] Yeah. Well, you know, leo is my son in every way that matters. I think it’s about time we make it official. Yeah. And tell the world that he’s a real member of this family. Yeah. What do you think about that, honey? Leo quartermaine has a really nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

[ Chuckles ] Right? How are you gonna feel having that cute little boy as your uncle?

[ Chuckles ] Trust me, I have no love for peter august, and if I could, I would rough him up myself. But as a nurse and a staff member of this hospital, it’s my responsibility to keep him alive. I have no intention of killing him. I just need some information. Oh. Well, then talk to victor. He came to see him. Victor cassadine? You’re telling me the man who claims to be my father has been here to see peter? Well, that’s the invader. It looks so different. But what does the article say? Well, it’s about a bullying and retaliation accusation against a plant manager. “Top management at the company decided the best course of action was to pay off both parties to circumvent getting more bad pr.”

[ Sighs ] “The payoff is conditional… on them signing a non-disclosure agreement.” This article is specifically designed to make cassadine industries, and, more specifically, me, out to be the bad guy, like I had any part in this. Shawn: What’s the old saying? “The buck stops here.” What? I see you have a copy of my new paper. How do you like it?

You know, before last night, I, um — I couldn’t help but wonder… if it would feel the same, being together after almost 20 years.

[ Scoffs ] It seems like just yesterday. Has it really been 20 years? Yeah, just about. So how’d it feel? It felt so much better… in every way. We know who we are now. You know? We know what we want. And it feels right this time. It just — it just feels — feels right. Because it is. You know, when we got together the first time, I… mistakes were made. What if we could go back in time and do things differently, you know? I mean, just wait until we were free and ready. Maybe we wouldn’t have wasted so much time. Mm, I’m sorry, but I wouldn’t take back what happened all those years ago. Even if I could… I wouldn’t change a thing. Peter august is awake. That’s unfortunate. I need to see him before he gets transferred back to pentonville. No. No, no, drew. Bad idea. I have questions about my conditioning and about how to get rid of it for good. And you think peter is going to help you? No, I don’T. I don’T. But he has the information that I need, and… I’m gonna figure out a way to get it from him. Monica, I-I can’t go on with my life with this hanging over me like this. And I know that you are just aching to talk me out of it. I know that. Well, I could never talk jason out of anything, so I doubt I’ll have any better luck with you. Just please, please be careful. I lost one son to peter. I don’t want to lose another. Did peter ask to see victor, or did victor come here on his own? I don’t know. What did they talk about?

[ Sighs ] It was a private conversation. No one else was in the room, but I’d have to imagine it wasn’t anything good. I was here when victor and his brother mikkos came to town many years ago. They hurt a lot of people. Well, then it’s even more important that I talk to peter. I need to know what victor wanted. Do I need to call security? Don’t think I won’T. Is there a problem here?

[ Sighs ] Valentin wants to see peter august, and he won’t take no for an answer.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, it’s laura. She says it’s important. Well, go, go, go, go. Oh. I’ll corral him. Okay, thank you. Behave. You heard her. Tracy, it’s not your fault that luke died in a freak accident. No? Luke…got a tip on a can’t-miss scam opportunity. This time, it was in austria. He did say that he… he wouldn’t go without my blessing. And instead of just simply saying…

[ Inhales sharply ] …”Luke, I wish you wouldn’t go,” I snapped, and I — I screamed at him that… if he was even considering going back to that life, then he didn’t care about me at all. Tracy, you know that there is nothing that you could have said to make luke stop doing something he wanted to do. Laura, I said terrible things… things I can’t take back.

[ Chuckles ] Leave it to luke to go and get himself killed so he gets to have the last word. Tracy, I can… rearrange my schedule if you need to talk, or if you prefer, I can make a referral. Thanks. I don’t need a shrink.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I just need luke. You can’t give me that. It’s bobbie. She’s on her way over. Thank you, um, for the kind offer, but… I need my family. Y-you’re not gonna wait for bobbie? Uh, no, no. No, and if I, um

[Clears throat] If I see her, I will — I-I will… I-I’ll just dissolve. So, um, thank you for your kindness. Tracy. Tracy, you’re welcome here any time.

[ Voice breaking ] I know.

[ Door closes ] How are you feeling? I just wish that I could have done something more to help her. You know, she’s devastated, but she is so strong. I know… she will survive. Yes, she’s — she’s tough. But I wasn’t asking about tracy.

[ Crying ] Did you know octopus have nine brains, three hearts, and blue blood?

[ Chuckles ] Well, I knew about the blue blood, but I didn’t know about all those brains and hearts.

[ Laughs ] They must be very smart and very kind. They are, and playful. Want to see my “photo ark” book I got for christmas? There’s a big picture of one up close. It’s cool! Okay. Yeah, sure. Hand her over. You don’t mind? Oh, are you kidding me? You may never get her back.

[ Chuckles ] Oh! Come, leo. Let’s go. Look at you.

[ Chuckles ] Look at her.

[ Both laugh ] Oh, my goodness gracious. You two match. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] You’re a natural. Well, that’s the one upside of having a kid when you’re real young. You get all sorts of advice, and you’re still very moldable. Yeah, well, you’re a pro now. And I’m so happy that we’ve settled the matter on me adopting leo. Me too. Now we just have one… outstanding matter. What’s that? Us.

and you’ll forget about peter? If victor was in there with peter, I need to know why. Ooh, that is concerning. I grant you that. But I can’t let you make a liar out of me ’cause bobbie is really scary when she’s aggrieved. Trust me, it’s in both our best interests. What is this? Hmm? It’s like there’s a lightness to you, like a calm. I assume you had a relaxing evening last night. Hell, no. I just came from a meeting. I almost fell off the wagon again last night. Us? Our relationship.

[ Inhales deeply ] I mean, I guess with everything that’s been going on with leo lately, it’s — it’s been kind of easy to kick that particular can down the road a little bit. We don’t have to do this now. No, no, no, no, no, I-I want to, ned. It’s time.

[ Inhales deeply ] Can we sit? When I found out that you cheated on me… it ripped my heart into shreds. I know, and I’m so sorry — let me finish. Let me finish. A lot of marriages can survive an infidelity, but only if the partner who strayed is willing to… make changes and — and commit to really putting things back together. I know, and I am, I promise you. It will never happen again. The question is… can you forgive me? I already have. Ned…you — the — that indiscretion was just a symptom. It was a symptom of a bigger problem in our marriage. We — we — we had lost faith in each other. We forgot how to communicate. Yeah, guilty as charged. So am I. So am I, but in the last couple months, I think that little — little bits at a time, bit by bit, piece by piece, we’ve started to remember. And I can see you again as a — as a partner, as a confidant. And the way that you stood up for my son — for our son… our son. I look at you now… and I see that you are the man that I want to spend the rest of my life with.

[ Sighs ] Oh, my god. Tracy. Granny, what are you doing here? I, um…

[ Door closes ] I really need my family.

[ Voice breaking ] I am so sorry. I didn’t want to burden you with this. Burden? Because you’re affected by luke’s death? Laura, I’d be worried if you weren’T. Plus… if you think I’m going to be threatened by your past with luke, well, I’m sorry I have to break this to you, but you got the wrong guy. Oh, no. I have the right guy. I am so lucky to have found you. We both got lucky. But I don’t want you to hold in your grief on my account. Luke was a pivotal part of your life. He really was, you know?

[ Crying ] It’s like, I think it was a month ago… I found myself looking at the calendar, and… I realized that it was 40 years ago to the day that we got married. You know, I can remember that like it happened yesterday.

[ Sighs ] That chapter of my life has been over for so long. How am I gonna tell lulu when she wakes up? We have plenty of time to figure that out.

[ Knock on door ] Okay. Here we go. Hi, bobbie. Hey. Thank you for coming over right away. Well, you — you said it was urgent. Hey, kevin. Bobbie. So… what’s going on? Uh… I have to go out. Um… just call me if you need me. Okay. I love you. Love you. I’ll see you soon, bobbie. Something terrible has happened, hasn’t it? Why would anyone publish this dreck? What the hell is the invader trying to prove? Well, the new direction of the invader is to promote or expose issues of social or political relevance.

[ Chuckles ] When I pointed my team in the direction of cassadine industries, they were pretty shocked by the things they uncovered. So you’re directly responsible for this? Yeah, my nonprofit purchased the invader over the holidays. The nonprofit that I funded. You know, and I figured in addition to buying sporting gear and equipment to fund after-school program, my nonprofit should tackle something a little bit more… substantial, so in a sense, this is all possible because of you. Yeah, I’m sure you’ll be hearing more from my team. I’ll be seeing you. Seems mr. Butler is becoming a bit of a nuisance. To put it mildly. Just say the word, and I can always handle the situation for you.

I’m sorry. I just — I assume that after all the — the pain that our affair caused taggert, that you would have some regrets. Well, of course I have regrets about how things went down back then. But I have no interest in changing the past. I believe in learning from it. You know, every decision that we’ve made, every single one, has led us right here, right here to where we are right now. If we hadn’t have had that past relationship, we might not have reconnected. You might not have been here to save trina when she needed you. I certainly would have been — I would not have encouraged you to start a new life at the savoy. And — and to that point, um… thank you, because you pushed me in that direction to open a new club and to start a new life. It meant everything to me.

You mean everything to me. I feel the same way about you. And I’m starting to, um… just feel a little bit… nervous, you know?

[ Chuckles ] I know we decided to take things slow and we are taking things slow, but it’s just… starting to just… well — look, don’t be nervous. Um… I have something I’ve wanted to say to you all morning. Portia… I am falling in love with you. You know, a long walk on a short pier can be arranged. Except that when naomi dreyfus took that walk off that pier, it only brought the spotlight closer to us. Besides, that’s not how we deal with our problems. Well, maybe not nowadays, but shall we revisit what happened in a certain garage seven years ago? Look, if you don’t want my help, fine, but you should know this. Sometimes, sacrifices have to be made for the greater good. Winds of change are coming, my dears. This family needs to be ready. This isn’t the first time… that you’ve alluded to some grand plan for the family. Why don’t you stop hinting at it and come right out and tell us? Oh, you’ll get your answers just as soon as I get the answer I need. Nikolas… I’m glad I found you. I’m sorry, but you need to check in with your mother. Is everything alright? I’m afraid not. Luke’s been killed. Mm. Does this mean… what? What? Wait, wait, wait.

[ Laughs ] No, no, no, I am making it official. Alright? Let’s renew our vows. We got to tell the world that we are back. Would you get up? What? Get up.

[ Laughs ] I’m in. Oh. Anything if you are.

[ Sighs ] But, ned. Yes? It’s got to be different this time, our marriage. We’ve got to be honest with each other. We’ve got to start putting each other first. We’ve got to drown out all the noise from all the people that are gonna want to interfere. Like — mother. Like — yes, exactly, like your mother. I mean, not that we’re gonna have to worry about her because she’s on the lam, but — tracy. How much have you been able to keep up with the news over the holidays? Well… not as much as usual. You know, it’s been so busy, but enough, I think. Mm. Did you hear about the cable-car crash in austria? Yes, I remember seeing something about it, and it’s — it’s so sad, so soon after the holidays. There were a few casualties, weren’t there? Yes, and it took the authorities… a few days to identify the victims — laura, no, no, no, no. Stop it, okay? I don’t want to hear it. I’m so sorry, bobbie. I’m sorry to have to tell you this. N– luke? This is your sister, barbara jean. You drop everything and you call me right now. Do you hear me? You call me right now. Bobbie… he’s not gonna call.

[ Cries ] S-stop.

[ Voice breaking ] I’m so sorry. I don’t want to believe it, either… but I’m afraid it’s true. Luke is gone. No, he’s not.

[ Sobbing ] No, he’s not. Come on. He can’t be gone. I know, honey. He can’t be gone.

[ Sobbing ]

triggered you? Was it being around all that unbearable holiday cheer? I’m sure that didn’t help, but, you know, when you’re an alcoholic, you don’t really need a reason, right? I admit that I have been feeling directionless, and it has gotten worse, not better, since my release. I’m sorry to hear that. Let me know if there’s anything I can do. Yeah, it’s okay. I’m working on it. And the person that gave me that pep talk last night reminded me that my answers are not at the bottom of a bottle. A little help from a friend. Yeah, I guess so. I got to go. If you want to keep me sober, please keep me out of bobbie’s cross hairs. Oh, I’m not making any promises. Okay. Least I tried. How’s my mother? Uh, she’s with bobbie now. Of course, she’s worried about everyone else. She did speak to lucky, but then there’s the matter of ethan. He’ll be the hardest to locate. I may know of a way to reach ethan. Thank you. That would be helpful. My condolences to you and your family, dr. Collins. As you know, your wife and I go way back, as, uh — as do i with luke. Do you mean when they stopped your brother from blackmailing world governments and you were aiding and abetting him? My brother’s long buried, dr. Collins, as luke spencer soon will be. It’s a-a senseless accident. You know, luke was so much larger than life. It’s — it’s a shame he had to go out in such a trivial way. Why didn’t you call me when it happened? I would have come over to amsterdam to be with you. Because telling you or anyone would make it real. I was riding over in the cab, and I just… kept thinking everything looks so normal. People walking around like nothing’s changed, and for them, nothing has changed. But for us… people who know —

knew… knew luke… …the world’s empty. So to answer your question, I just… wanted to get back home. Don’t you think it’s a little ear– brook lynn. The thing is… you all know how… luke and I used to battle, but, um… …when we got together in amsterdam a few years ago, I… I was so sure this was it. We were gonna be together till the end. Joke’s on me. Didn’t know how soon the end would come. Bobbie: I should have known something was wrong ’cause he always calls me this time of year… even if it’s a few days late. “S-s-still counts, barbara jean, if it’s before three kings day.” That’s what he would say to me. He loved you so much… and I know how much the two of you meant to each other. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] We didn’t always show it.

[ Both chuckle ] None of this makes… any sense. I know.

[ Sighs ] He cheated death so many times. For him to go out in a random accident is just — oh, no, no. This was no accident. Someone did this on purpose. Someone killed luke.

I wasn’t sure I was ready to move on. This all happened quicker than expected, but… yeah. I love you. Curtis… and — and I-I don’t expect you to say it back until you’re ready, but…I just wanted you to know how I — curtis… I’m falling in love with you, too.

[ Chuckles ] Can we — can we please just — just do one thing? Can we make a deal? Since we can’t go back and change the past… let’s leave all that back there where it belongs. The only thing I want to do is focus on you… and focus on a new life… with you. So do I. A new year… a new start. Special delivery. Figured you deserved a personal copy. It’s a first edition. Should I frame it? Well, not before reading it, I hope.

[ Chuckles ] You certainly executed your new vision. Yeah, I had a pretty clear idea of how I wanted to set the tone. But from here on out, I’ll need to focus on the day-to-day business side of things. I need to, uh — what I really need is… someone to work under me, you know, second in command to guide the overall editorial vision of the paper. Sounds like a plan. Got anybody in mind? I’m looking at her. Hello, drew. I’m guessing you’re here for the same reason I am. You see peter? Uh, there’s a pentonville guard on the door. They’re not allowing any visitors — probably just as well. Can’t say I agree. He’s responsible for the death of your brother, and he held you captive for how many years. What good’s it gonna do you to see him? I have questions that only peter can answer. Well, I say this delicately, but he’S… treacherous on the best of days, and now he’s desperate. You’d be giving him an invitation. I mean, if there’s a chance he’s gonna activate your conditioning, I say stay away. We’ll all be safer. Wait, why did you want to see him? Well, I didn’t get in, so it doesn’t really matter. Good to see you. Yeah, you, too. Hey, one more thing. Yeah? I’ve had a lot to process since I’ve been back home. Elq has been far down the list. Well, don’t let the quartermaines hear you say that. You’re gonna get disowned. They’re very passionate about that company, and ned has been dropping hints that I could figure into a power play, although… I’m not perfectly clear on the details. It’s pretty simple. I control your voting stock. Whatever you need, we are all here for you. Yeah, we can help with whatever arrangements. Oh, no, no, I don’t want everybody… to drop their plans to attend a funeral. Oh, but I’ll bet luke would be disappointed if there wasn’t a wake or something, where his friends could all get together and knock a few back in his honor. I suppose that’s more like it. Um…there’s a lot of people that need to know. Alright, well, let’s — we can handle that, okay? I’ll — I’ll call dillon. I’m sure he’ll want to know. And I’ll get ahold of — of skye. Um, liv, you should contact robert and let him know. Yeah? Yeah.

[ Bailey cries ] Oh, pumpkin. You just ate. You can’t still be hungry. Okay. Just you and me. Why are you still pretending that baby’s yours? Not many people would characterize an accident with multiple fatalities as trivial. Oh, bad choice of words. My apologies. It’s a tragedy, of course. I-I just meant that luke cheated death so many times and in such spectacular fashion, one would have expected when he went out, when it was his time, he’D…go out in a blaze of glory. Hey, nikolas, why don’t you try reaching out to ethan, uh, now so kevin can speak with him, okay? Sure. Let’s find a quiet spot. Uncle. Be seeing you soon. Yes. Bye.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Bobbie: Luke had so many enemies out there. Somebody sabotaged that cable car. Somebody was targeting luke, and those other poor souls paid the price.

[ Sniffles ] We have to find out who was after him. Bobbie, no, look. I know it would be easier if we had someone to blame, and you want to try to make sense of this. But you can’t, honey. You can’T. It — it was an accident. It was a senseless accident. No. Come on now. No. The hit on mayor laura collins can be dropped now that luke’s been neutralized. I think it’s time to proceed to phase two.

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[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Sighs ] So, the official mayoral party-hopping duties are over, right? Yep. This stop is just for us to have fun. Exactly. Ahh.

[ Both laugh ] Laura, we are so thrilled to have you back home. Felicia! Not half as thrilled as I am to be home. Well, I am making a new year’s resolution to keep this city as safe as possible, so you have no reason to leave port charles ever again. Mm. Thank you. Well, except for our trip to paris. Oh, yes, our trip to paris with the man I love, ringing in the new year with old friends. I know, this year is shaping up pretty well, I’d say.

[ Laughs ] Anna, where’s your date? Um, yeah, I’m — I’m kind of like cinderella but in reverse. My date left at midnight. Ah, home to relieve the babysitter? You know what? There’s no babysitter. So charlotte, she has a friend over, and she persuaded valentin that they could see in the new year unsupervised, but valentin was like, “12:15, cutoff.” Ah, I remember the first year I was allowed to stay up until new year’s without a sitter. It was such a big deal. It’s such — it’s like a rite of passage, really. Yeah. Well, I’m sorry your date was cut short, but this actually gives me the chance to talk to you. I know I was really hard on you about peter, and…well, that was so last year. Can we have a fresh start? Oh, yes. There’s nothing I’d love more. Mm. Especially now. Peter’s no longer a threat. Yeah. Hopefully, this time next year, it’ll be nothing but a bad memory.

[ Telephone rings in distance ]

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ]

[ Elevator bell dings, doors slide open ] So, how’s the patient? Britt: Stop right there. Visiting hours ended long before the ball dropped in times square. Isn’t it time you return that rental tux? And a happy new year to you, too, dr. Westbourne. I could hardly ring in 2022 without first paying my respects to your brother. Mm, you certainly have a lot to celebrate. While you walk around a free man with not a care in the world, your partner in crime may never wake up.

[ Monitor beeping, respirator hissing ] Drew? For a moment, I thought, um… hm. Must be the moonlight or, uh… all the midnight mist. Or maybe I just wanted it to be him.

[ Sighs ] Jason could always find peace in this place. I was kind of hoping the same magic might work with me. No. The magic’s gone. And so is jason.

[ Sonny grunts ] All right, we’re here. You did your civic…duty. And you played designated driver now. I got everything I need right here. Thank you.

[ Liquid pouring ]

[ Chuckles ] I’m not gonna drive drunk. Can’t find my — my keys, remember? That’s why you drove me.

[ Sighs ] And I’m certainly not gonna make things worse ’cause they can’t get any worse. Hi, honey, I’m home!

Happy new year. I am so ready to say goodbye to 2021. Oh, my gosh. I want to start this new year with a whole new attitude. I mean, I took on peter and lived to tell about it. Yes, indeed, you have.

[ Chuckles ] Hello, anna. Happy new year. Oh, happy new year. And to you, sweetheart. Hi, mom. Happy new year. Happy new year. Can you convince my daughter it’s time to let us do what we do best? Um, look gorgeous? Yeah. You do. That, too. But I’m serious. I took a step back because you asked me to, but now it’s a new year. Let anna and i put our skills together to find that baby of yours and bring her home. I think if you really want to help keep laura safe, keep cyrus in prison. I understand you paid a visit to flatland. Yes, I went to see him before I came home. Is it true that he’s found religion?

[ Scoffs ] So he claims. But to be honest, I’m a lot less worried about my brother than I am about another potential menace who’s very close to home. Victor cassadine. Now, it is true that peter and i did have a business arrangement, but that was long before I was made aware of his many grievous crimes. Save it. I know you were behind my mother’s abduction. You delivered her right into peter’s hands. Fortunately, dear liesl survived. It’s a pity the same thing can’t be said for jason morgan. Oh, I’m sorry, did I — did I hit a nerve?

[ Monitor beeping, respirator hissing ] I am not a big new year’s guy. I mean, some people just love it. They love to get out there and party, and, I mean, I’ve done my share of that, but more often than not, I just like to keep things kind of quiet. Well, there’s quiet, and then there’s locked in a cell, which is how I spent my last two new years. So this year I, uh… I celebrated by dropping by to visit scout. I brought her a pair of those funny glasses, you know?

[ Chuckles lightly ] It’s just so much more than I could have ever imagined even just six months ago. But little girls go to bed way before midnight, and I didn’t really know what to do with myself, so I came here. Anyway, that’s — that’s me. I’m guessing you’re here because you miss your best friend. If it helps to talk about it, I’M… I’m a pretty good listener. You know this place? No, I can’t say I do. I bought it in 1994. Before that, I lived above… …my nightclub called the paradise. And stone, he was like a little brother to me, and he… he was sick. So I-I wanted to make him feel more comfortable. So I bought him this place and stayed for a couple years, you know? Until I went out by the lake.

[ Voice breaking ] Could not get rid of it. There’s too much history — why am I even telling you this? I should know better. Sonny. Sonny, I’m not your enemy. I swear. I swear to you, I did not know willow was going to testify and say that w– you knew that she overheard us talking about nixon falls and what we were to each other, and you didn’t tell me! You didn’t give me a heads up! But I never dreamed that she’d be forced to testify about us, and I certainly didn’t tell scott. Listen, sonny, I really thought it was over. Well, that’s half…truth.

[ Sighs ] You know, maybe you should just stop drinking. Y-you’re gonna have a terrible headache in the morning. That’s my headache to have, isn’t it? ‘Cause I earned it.

[ Voice breaking ] Okay. Well, I hate to leave you like this, but I really am clueless on how I can help you, so… wait, nina. Don’t go.

Of all the gin joints in the world, you had to walk into mine. Can you believe willow didn’t even call to wish me a happy new year? I’ve been trying the entire year to improve my life. I’ve been staying out of trouble, and you’d think that new year would be the perfect time to cut someone a break, you know? But no, not even a generic text message or a photo of wiley. I got nothing. It’s not like I wanted to get invited to the quartermaines’ mansion to watch football. I don’t even like football. Mm-hmm. I mean, I guess I kind of like the halftime show and the creative commercials. You know, I’m not very sporty, but I think you’re talking about the super bowl. Oh. I’m fine, thank you. You know, all I really care about is being with family. But I guess willow still views me as an embarrassment. My mother, the ex-true believer, the ex-enabler… who can only get a job working with other misfits at a minimum-security prison, so… great. Happy new year to me, right? This is really helpful. I’m so engaged in your problems right now that I’ve forgotten how much I might enjoy that cocktail. Is this the first time you two have been in the same room since sean donely’s memorial service? Yeah. Uh…I think so. Yeah. Mm-hmm. And no arguing, no yelling. It’s nice to see you guys acting like friends again. But I don’t need your help. By this time next year, louise will be back in my arms. I just know it. I love maxie’s faith, but sometimes faith alone isn’t enough. Oh, tell me about it. Is maxie right about us? Are we friends again? Just s o you know, it wasn’tmy call to release victor. Once the wsb cuts a deal — I know. I know it was out of your hands. And to his credit, victor held up his end of the bargain and he gave them the information that they needed. So if peter’s reign of terror is actually over — “if”? Well, the man is in a coma. Yes, and that’s quite a relief. But now victor’s a free man. Free to do what? That’s what I’m afraid of. As I understand it, you and jason morgan were an item back in the day, right? Something to do with him getting stabbed at pentonville and coming here for treatment. And then the two of you making a daring escape, going on the run for weeks. Oh, wow, must have been quite an adrenaline rush. That’s none of your business. And then peter put an end to jason. Ah, it’s all so sad, but I had nothing to do with it. I was in wsb custody at the time of the tunnel collapse.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Austin, what’s going on? Are we losing peter? I’d say the opposite. The patient is awake. W– peter’s out of his coma? Yes, I’ve removed his et-tube and he’s having a hard time speaking, but he made it clear that he wants to see someone. Well, there’s no way I’m letting maxie in there. No, it’s not maxie. Person he wants to see is you. I came here because I didn’t know where else to go. Because the person that I could always trust and I could always turn to isn’t here anymore. Because jason died on cassadine island and I came back. What do you want from me, sonny? Isn’t it — isn’t it the other way around? Don’t you — don’t you want to hear what happened after willow dropped that bomb in the hearing room and carly left and I went after her? Well, that’s between you and carly — no, it’s — you’re as much a part of this as anybody else. Let’s not — let’s not pretend otherwise. All right, sonny, what happened when you chased after carly? I want you to tell me. Tell me everything.

You’re giving me waytoo much credit. I’m not a therapist. I mean, we’re not even friends, which is what we established when I ran into you in rice plaza. You know, we had a brief connection while you were at spring ridge, but now that you’re on the outside… I’m an ex-con. We both know you’re more than that. Do we? Am I really? Well, my daughters think that I can reinvent myself. My friends do, too. And even when I consider it’s kind of like I dip my toe in the water and I’ve forgotten how to swim. Okay, so… go buy some water wings. That’s the best you got? That’s the best retort you —

[ Sighs ] With all your experience at spring ridge, I would have thought maybe you could come up with something a little more inspiring. Well, what magic words do you want to hear? That life’s hard? Rise above? I mean, in case you didn’t notice, I also ended up alone on new year’S. That’s until I ran into you, of course. And even if I could find some sympathetic words to talk you off a ledge, then what about tomorrow or the next day? At some point, you’re gonna have to help yourself, alexis. Okay! Okay, okay. Just trying to do the best I can. Really? I think you maybe came to charlie’s hoping kristina would be working here so that you could put the responsibility on your daughter, that you would have kristina help you and stop you from drinking ’cause you clearly can’t stop yourself. Felicia: I don’t think that we ever stopped being friends. Our friendship just suffered a speed bump in the road. I was terrified for my daughter and desperate to find some way to help find my grandchild. Yeah, I know. And I was the one who let peter get away. I know that you were just giving him a chance to save himself. Mm-hmm. Yeah. And maybe I would have done the same thing if I was in your place, but I’d like to think that I would have given a friend a warning. Yeah. No, I understand that. And, uh, the truth is, I-I gave peter way too many chances. The bottom line is you brought him to justice. But I didn’t do it alone. You know, I had help. I meant what I said about the two of us teaming up to find louise. Well, I am in, whatever it takes.

[ Chuckles ] I’m so pleased to hear you say that. There’s a lead out there, something everyone else has missed. I know the two of us could find it. Are you okay? I think I’m going to ask valentin to meet me for coffee next week. I think we have a little catching up to do. Hmm, to touch base about charlotte or get information about her grandfather? Hm. I was absolutely shocked to find out that valentin is victor’s son, but now that I’ve had a little bit of time to think about it, I think there’s a way to use the relationship to everyone’s advantage. What’s the matter, victor? You were so eager to talk to peter when he was in a coma. Now he’s awake and asking for you. You’re getting cold feet? I don’t think there’s anything to be afraid of. Peter is pretty weak. I don’t think he’s a threat to anyone. Or are you the threat? Well, perhaps I can shake the tree a little, learn something about maxie’s missing child. I’ll give you 10 minutes with peter. I think five ought to do it.

[ Knocks on door ] Austin: Hey, kristina, thanks. That’s probably enough for now.

[ Monitor beeping ] Thank you, doctor. Wow, look at you. Back in the land of the living. You learn that trick from your father?

[ Beeping continues ]

[ Raspy voice ] You betrayed me. Now, to be fair, you betrayed me first. But it’s just business, peter. Nothing personal. But now that I am free, perhaps I can help you. No, actually, I’m the only person in the whole wide world that can. Jason knew the risks. He always did what he felt he had to do. That’s just who jason was. Hmm. I finally got to know him a little bit over there in greece. I told you that… peter was keeping us prisoner, and we were there just chained to a — a wall in a wine cellar. Just talking, you know, like, talking about how to escape, how to bring down peter, how much… we hated the bastard. No, I guess that was actually… that was mostly me, ’cause jason didn’t really waste a lot of breath venting or swearing vengeance. No. That wasn’t his style. At one point, peter made a mistake, uh, that jason had predicted, and — and there we were. We were chained to the wall, and — and jason just kind of smiled. In fact, I think he actually laughed a little bit. I thought I was hallucinating for a second. But he knew — he knew that we had what we needed to bring peter down, and looking back, like — like, that was the moment. In that moment, that was when jason and i became a team. And we did it. We, uh… we stopped peter. At a terrible price.

[ Breathes sharply ] Look, I don’t, um… I-I don’t know what brought you here tonight. It’s none of my business, but if you… if you don’t blame me for jason not being here… …is — is it possible that you blame yourself? After carly left that hearing in pennsylvania, she didn’t stop till she got to a park. I finally caught up with her. And I tried to explain to her.

[ Grunts ]

[ Sighs ] You know what? You’re right. Alcohol does not… do anything to ease the pain. You can’t do it, can you? Do what? Well, you can’t do it even when you’re filled with rage and guilt, and not to mention way too much scotch. You just can’t do it. You can’t betray carly’s trust by talking about her behind her back. I guess you don’t really need any words, sonny. You’re not with carly tonight. That pretty much says it all. You’re here in a place that’s not your home anymore. With a woman… who’s not your wife. Better skin from your body wash? Try olay body wash with skincare super ingredient collagen! Olay body wash hydrates to improve skin 3x better, from dry and dull to firm and radiant. With olay body, I feel fearless in my skin.

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I’m sorry. That was a low blow. Yeah, it was. I’m not even sure I understood what you meant. But maybe you do have a point. I mean, there’s a lot of bars I could have gone to. Maybe I did come in here hoping to find my daughter. The reason why I went low is because I don’t trust myself trotting out those high-minded phrases. When I was at dawn of day, I kept shiloh’s book of wisdom at my fingertips ’cause it made me feel powerful, especially with those lost souls who were searching for answers. But those phrases are just… just an illusion. And the reality is I work at spring ridge, mostly listening to prisoners in between doing my grunt work, hoping that one day my daughter will learn to trust me again. It appears that we’re both looking for answers in all the wrong places. Yeah. Perhaps we should just try looking in the mirror. I think victor will be looking to spend more time with valentin, which puts valentin in a very unique position to work him for information. And relay that information to you. Hopefully. I mean, despite his bad character, he’s very devoted to charlotte. And I think that even he will realize that stopping victor is what’s best for charlotte, too. Even so, can you expect one cassadine to turn on another? I know this family very well. I’m counting on it. I’m counting on a more private celebration. Oh? As mayor, your car is on standby. I love that perk.

[ Laughs ] I’m fine now that peter’s out of commission.

[ Cellphone rings ] It’s britt westbourne. Dr. Westbourne, what’s up? Well, medically speaking, I have good news. A patient awoke from a coma. The bad news is that patient is peter august.

My next call

will be to maxie. No need. She’s standing beside me. I’ll give her the news and, uh, be there asap. What did britt want? Unfortunately, it’s not good news to welcome in 2022. Mac, what is it? Peter’s awake. I’d laugh if it weren’t too painful. You’re going to help me? Now, it’s — it’s true. A condition of my deal with the wsb was to reveal your whereabouts, but then you’re hardly in a position to afford the luxury of holding a grudge. Why not? Well, because someone obviously wants you dead. They’ve tried once, and most likely they’ll want to finish the job. And you’re going to save me? Let’s say I have resources that could greatly prolong your life expectancy. Now you are gonna want to know what I want in return. Well… it’s not really a question of what, is it? It’s a question of who. I didn’t ask jason to go greece. Britt westbourne did. Although I could have given him a reason to stay here in port charles. What could you have said to jason to make any difference? I know you don’t want to hear this, but maybe it’s — come on. Maybe it’s a good thing that the truth came out. I wanted to tell carly myself, but we were dealing with so much loss that I waited. O-obviously, I waited too long. But there was never gonna be a good time for carly to find out what happened between us in nixon falls. If there’s anything that I can do — like what?! Are you gonna tell her, uh, “you know what, carly? I’m sorry I fell in love with mike. But I knew he was your husband.” Hey, hey. Hey.

[ Sniffles ] You can’t do anything. It’s not — it’s not all on you. What carly can’t get past is… …what I kept from her.

So is everyone gossiping about me at spring ridge, about how I accepted a pardon and escaped punishment? Oh, yeah, yeah. Any one of those inmates would have jumped at the chance to go out those doors. MaybI shouldn’t have gone out those doors. Number one, my nephew shouldn’t have gotten away with what he did, and number two, I don’t want to be out in the real world where there’s alcohol everywhere and no one to stop me from drinking it. Well, you’ve had a glass of champagne at your elbow, and you haven’t had a sip since I sat down. So I’d say you’re doing pretty well. Probably good that you came by. I don’t have anyone to talk to or anyone that I want to talk to, and I’ve distanced myself from everyone, including the friend that I left behind there. Well, I guess that’s something else that you failed at, because, um… I’m right here. Home again. Ahh. At last, I have you all to myself. No m ore hands to shakeor babies to kiss. You’re all mine. Mm. Mm.

[ Doorbell rings ] You’re kidding.

[ Laughs ] Let’s not answer it. Anyone who rings a doorbell after midnight on new year’s eve can’t be a good person. Spencer and esme might have forgotten their key. I think — let me just call your security detail. No, no. I refuse to live in fear. I will look. Is peter alert? Is he talking? Britt didn’t say, but I promise you, I’ll give you an update when I know something. In the meantime, I think you should all stay here and enjoy the night. Oh, well… no! No, no way. I am coming with you. Yeah, we’ll all go as a family. Anna? No, no, um, I’m gonna make some calls. Uh, you keep me updated, yeah? All right. All right, come on.

[ Sighs ] Austin: So, what do you think? Are victor and peter in there, plotting world domination, or are they just killing each other? Is that what you wanted? You wanted them to kill each other? Is that why you okayed mr. Cassadine’s late-night visit?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] A big part of me was hoping peter would never wake up from his coma. But if he can actually stand trial and be sent away for the rest of his life, even better. I just love it when I’m so completely wrong. I really had you figured for somebody that was gonna play this by the book. I mean, you were so keen to have me thrown off the staff for brook lynn’s made-up violation. Watch it, or I’ll go through with it after all. Yeah, I don’t know about that. I think —

[ Chuckles ] Well, no, I-I just… okay, dr. Westbourne, I don’t think you’re “the britch.” People talk. You have a reputation, but I’m not buying into it because, you know, from my perspective, you worked christmas eve, you worked new year’s eve, and I think you care. I think you care a great deal about people and about this place, whether you care to admit it or not. Well, the truth is I-I didn’t have a better offer. Isn’t that why you worked the holidays, too? Yeah, pretty much. Well, at least we won’t be the only kids at the uncool table. We had an agreement once. Essential to that agreement was a certain prisoner held in a cell back in greece. Now, you sadly decided to welch on that agreement, and then you tried to kill me. Well, what can I say? Bygones. But the fact is there’s still something I need that only our former prisoner can provide. In exchange, I am prepared to offer you protection.

[ Sighs ] That’s not only the best deal you can get, peter. It’s the only deal. So why don’t you start talking? Tell me how I get what I need from drew cain.

[ Monitor beeping ] I get the feeling that something else brought you here tonight, something more than — than just missing jason. What makes you think you know what I’m feeling? Look, you’re clearly hurting about something, and… jason isn’t here. But for his sake, I would really love to help you if you let me. Carly thinks I’m — I’m lying to myself, but I still have feelings for you. What did you s-say to her? No. No, I’m sorry. Forget I asked that. It’s none of my business. It really isn’t, and I mean that. I do. You know, sonny, what happened between us in nixon falls, that’s just a thing of the past now. It’s buried with the ashes of the tan-O.

I’m not drinking that. I’m just gonna have some herbal tea. Would you like some? Thank you, no, but it is way past my bedtime. I have to work in the morning. Lucky you.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Take care of yourself. Harmony. Thank you. Hi, valentin, it’s me. Um, I hope there wasn’t too much chaos when you got back to the suite and you’re getting a good night’s rest.

[ Sighs ] Look, I-I have bad news. Peter regained consciousness. I mean, there’s not much that we can do about it right now, but call me when you get this because… we have to figure out our next steps. Austin! Britt called my dad and said that peter was awake. Do you know anything? I do. I was there when peter regained consciousness. Felicia: Oh, honey, I’m so sorry. So what’s the prognosis? Is he out of the woods or could he go back into a coma? I want to know what peter’s talking about. Did he say anything about louise? Mom! Okay, he — he’s not doing a lot of talking at all. He was intubated. He’s — he’s really uncomfortable. But, maxie, I’m gonna make you a promise. Peter august is never again going to be a threat to you or to louise. Time is of the essence, peter. What’s the key to getting drew cain to tell me what I need to know? First, you get me maxie and my daughter.

[ Monitor beeping ] Victor! Out of the room, now. From now on, there’s restricted access until peter returns to pentonville to stand trial. Ah! It’s all right. I was just leaving. I appreciate what you’re trying to do, drew. But if you really want to help me, you go your way and I’ll go mine. I’m not gonna push. But if you change your mind, you know how to reach me. It’s getting late. You — you should get going. Right.

[ Sighs ] Hey, sonny. I know it’s strange coming from me. But I really do hope you and carly work things out.

[ Door closes ] Laura, who is it? Tracy, it’s past midnight. What’s going on?

[ Breathes deeply ] It’s luke. He’S… he’s g-gone.

[ Gasping ]

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You look stunning. Hmm, you clean up pretty nicely yourself there. Well, it’s a big occasion. I know, I know. Happy new year. Yeah, oh, no, no, no, no. Not just new year, new beginnings with you, right here where it all started. Good evening and, uh, happy new year. Happy new year to both of you. Hi. Uh, before you get us seated, I was wondering, does mr. Valentin cassadine have a reservation here this evening? Why do you need to know about valentin? This seat taken? Hi. Oh. Is this when you ask me about the conversation I had with your purported father? I really couldn’t care less about anything victor cassadine says or does. Mm. Me either, but I thought maybe you’d be curious about what I said. Not really, no. Okay. Anna, you and I have been tiptoeing around each other for far too long. I think I’m over it. I think you are, too. So why don’t you let me take you out tonight? We can kick this wretched year to the curb, and we can start 2022 fresh. Best way I can think of starting it — with each other.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Door unlocks ] Drew. Surprise. Look, I was really looking forward to having my dad’s house to ourselves. And you sure you can’t get away? Unfortunately, something major happened with my mom, and I’m sorry, but I cannot leave her. But I’m really going to miss being with you tonight. Yeah, me too. You have no idea. Oh, I think I do. I’ll call you at midnight. Dante just texted me. He found my dad. I hope he’s okay. Yeah, I just…

[ Sighs ] I think it’s better that he keeps his distance for a little while after the way he hurt my mom. Michael, I am so sorry. I can’t believe the mess I’ve made — hey, willow, willow. Look, you didn’t do anything wrong. All you did was tell the truth about nina and my father, which is something he should have done a long time ago. Hey, mom. Excuse me. Wait, wait, mom. Just — just — just talk to us. Carly, I am so sorry about what happened in court. When you testified that you knew for weeks about sonny and nina, did it ever occur to you, in all that time, to tell me my husband fell in love with someone else? Maxie: Nina, what is the matter with you? You get to ring in 2022 free as a bird. You should be celebrating. Yeah, I should be celebrating, but I’m not exactly in the mood, maxie. Yeah. So scott’s legal maneuverings kept me out of jail, but he blew up my life and possibly sonny and carly’S. Ah. Hey. Hey. What are you doing here? Well, michael called me. Yeah? Yeah, he’s looking for you. Congratulations. You found me. I see that.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] Uh… he also told me about the hearing. Yeah. That willow took the stand and testified that you and nina fell in love in nixon falls. I did not fall in love with nina. That was mike. I didn’t know who the hell I was, but I can’t get carly to see that, so she kicked me out. What if she never understands? What if I — what if I lose her forever, dante? I’m sorry

I just promised scout that I’d come by and give her something a little special for new year’s eve. Drew, it’s — it’s fine. Scout will be happy to see you. Yeah, well, here’s hoping.

[ Laughs ] Okay, stop. Enough with the false modesty. Our daughter adores you. Martin: Valentin is my most lucrative client. Oh, so the more the merrier, huh? No, no. Far from it. Matter of fact, as far as valentin is concerned, our…association is a bit of a conflict of interest. Oh, really, it is? Mm-hmm. So much so, he issued a ultimatum — either his business or you. Okay, so obviously, you chose me. Oh, I don’t see why I should have to make a choice at all. He’s not here. He’s not going to be here. So, the way I see it, we don’t make a scene, then we could have our hummingbird cake and eat it, too. How does that sound? Wait. So willow said sonny fell in love, in court, on the stand? Yep. Wow, that is so dramatic. How did she even know? Well, she overheard me and sonny talking, in private, and I convinced her to keep it a secret, but scott pried it out of her. How did scott find out? No idea. Guten abend und happy new year, meine schoenen engel. What? Uh, I’m sorry, I didn’t get these to you guys by christmas. Got one for jake, too. Oh, he’s at a sleepover, but I’ll make sure he gets it. Okay. And little violet. I didn’t know you were gonna be here. Oh, it’s okay. Oh, now, who doesn’t need five bucks, huh? I ask you. Franco used to say that.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Okay. Say thank you. There it is. Thank you. Yes, I bet he did. He was always grubbing five bucks from me. But what is this gift? Well, we know they’re old-school tapes of sorts. Well, um… it’s franco’s music, and I thought we could listen to it, and, you know, keep his memory alive till new year’S. You know, he always liked this really crazy, uh, music. So, you know… what do you — what do you guys think, huh? Willow came to apologize. I am so, so sorry. I never wanted to say what I had to at that hearing. Never, but I had no choice. You had a choice before. You chose to keep it to yourself. Was I supposed to tell you that I overheard nina and sonny talking about how they fell in love in nixon falls when he didn’t know who he was? It was over.

[ Sighs ] Carly, sonny is back, and you are the one he loves, not nina. I didn’t — I didn’t want to hurt your marriage. I didn’t want to hurt you. Is that why you didn’t tell me? Or did nina ask you not to? Thank you. You gotta give carly some time, okay? She’ll come around. She’s gotta remember that you’re you. You’re not this guy who fell for nina in nixon falls — mike. That — that guy’s gone. He doesn’t exist. I told her. It doesn’t matter. Well, eventually it will. Come on, what are you talking about right now? How many times have you guys broken up when it’s supposed to be forever, and you end up working your way back — too many to count. Right. So hopefully, sooner or later, hopefully sooner, she’ll come around and realize that there’s nothing left between you and nina. That’s correct, right? There’s nothing left, right?

It’s new year’s eve. Shouldn’t you be with sam? Yeah, I’m gonna see her in a little bit. I gotta get you squared away first. You don’t got — get me squared away. I’m, uh… I just wanna be with my wife, and there’s nothing you can do about that. Yeah, just like there’s nothing you can do with falling for nina when you thought you were someone else. That’s love, man. That’s, like, chemical stuff. Can’t control that.

[ Sighs ] Look, dad.

[ Sighs ] Nina’s the guilty party here. Okay, you didn’t do anything wrong, and carly’s gonna see that. That’s not the problem. That’s not — that’s not the whole problem, anyway. I should’ve told carly what happened in nixon falls

before it came out in that courtroom. Okay. Why didn’t you? Attacking willow is not gonna make this any better. Mom, michael’s right. Okay, the blame is not on willow, it’s on nina. She’s the one who let sonny keep thinking he was mike. Yeah, a-a-and when they fell in love, nina kept this whole sorry charade going. Willow… did nina ask you to keep her and sonny’s secret? Yes, she did. Did you know? No, not until the hearing. And you’re okay with that? That willow chose nina over you — over the family who welcomed her with open arms. It was you. You’re the one who told scott about me and sonny. Guilty. And it was you who figured out that willow knew something. Aunt liesl, how could you? You’re free, nina. That’s all that matters. At what cost? You and scott may have wrecked sonny and carly’s marriage. Pity. More champagne! Why aren’t you two drinking yet? And destroyed my life! All the more reason you should be drinking. And I didn’t destroy your life, mein schatz. On the contrary, I saved it. I’ve allowed this club and my father’s return to monopolize most of my attention when I should have been giving you my time and energy. Well, thank you. But all the time and energy that you’ve put into this club has been totally worth it. The savoy is a success,

[Laughs] And so are you. Well, thank you. I — I didn’t think I needed to hear that, but, um…

[ Chuckles ] Thank you. And listen, as far as your father goes — look, I — I — I — we’ll figure — I really don’t wanna talk about that man, not when I’m trying to have a special evening with my lady. Well, that’s always nice to hear. Yeah, in fact… I would like nothing more than for us to be closer. What a coincidence. ‘Cause I want that, too. So we’ve gotta remember all the times with franco. You know… we also gotta remember to live our lives, and he — he would want that. Oh, I’m sorry, elizabeth, did I stick my foot in my mouth again? No. No, no. Cameron just said something like that to me. That’s all. Ah. Um… and you — you gotta watch your step, ’cause this is my family. They’re my heart. I know. Mine, too. But don’t tell anybody that I have a heart. Who’d believe me? Nobody would. Bye.

[ Laughs ] Happy new year. Okay. You, too. You okay? I’m just glad you’re here to help me bring in a brand-new year.

Aiden! Take the cake out, and I’ll clean up in here. Okay. Okay. I’ll do it. I wash, you dry? Deal. Okay. Hi, scout! Well, look at you.

[ Laughs ] You look adorable. Do you remember I promised to bring you something special for new year’s eve? Yeah? Okay, well, I hope you like them. Here we go. Wow. Cool? They’re glasses! May I? Yes. Yes.

[ Laughter ] Okay, here we go. Put them on. Let’s see. Oh, yeah. Those look great. 2022 coming. And I also got a little noisemaker. You just kinda shake it like that. Give it a shot. Don’t make too much noise for mommy. There you go. There you go. All night. I want you to ring that all night. Now, sam, I also thought maybe you might look good in a pair of these, as well, so… oh. Oh, come on. …There you go. You know, I love a good pair of glasses. Right? I knew that. I knew that. Let me see. Yeah, that looks pretty good. Am I alright? Will you stay until midnight? I saw that you and sonny were happy together. Why change that? Because you knew he was in love with someone else! Okay, look. I’m not defending dad — far from it — but I know he doesn’t love nina. I mean, mike from nixon falls, he doesn’t even exist anymore. Doesn’t he?! Michael, I asked sonny last night, point blank, if he still had feelings for nina, and he couldn’t answer me. Wait, has sonny been cheating on you?

[ Sighs ] He says not. Okay? And do you — do you believe him? I don’t know! I don’t know what to believe. I don’t know. Sonny says he still loves me, but I don’t know how he could when a part of him is still in nixon falls with nina. I don’t know what the hell to believe.

[ Door slams ] When I got my memory back and I knew who I was, I remembered everything, I got so angry. I lashed out at nina… like she was a stranger, an enemy. Alright, but when it came to filing charges, that was michael’s call. Right? Not yours. Why? I-I wanted it to be over. I didn’t wanna relive it in the courtroom. I was going to tell c-carly privately, and then… jason died, we were grieving, and then sasha and — and brando’s baby… died, and I-I thought it would be cruel to tell carly then. I wanted some distance from, you know, all that loss. And I — I waited too long. Can I get another drink? Please? Thank you. So when it came to your testimony… y-you said that what nina did to you was not a crime, right? She lashed out. She was hurt. That’s what people do when they’re — they get hurt. Sure. Right. So, I-I don’t know. What are you saying? You felt sorry for her? I mean, after she kept you from the people who love you for so long? I didn’t say that. I didn’t say I felt sorry for her. Well, you felt something. Yeah. And you still feel something. Yeah. What might that something be? Here’s the problem. It’s, like, a — it’s, like, a, uh — a tug and a pull, like mike is still in me. Like I didn’t leave all of him behind in nixon falls. Like… …I still carry a small piece of his heart. And god help me… …that small piece of mike’s heart in some way belongs to nina. Jason. Where are you? Why aren’t you here?

[ Sighs ]

Violet: That cake was super delicious. Cam: Mm-hmm. I agree, violet. That was top notch, aiden. I can’t take all the credit. It was franco’s idea. You’re the one who baked it. Okay, fireworks are about to start. Let’s go get ready. Okay. Come on, guys. Go, go, go. I’m sorry if franco’s presence is… they just really miss him. It’s okay. It’s, uh — it’s nice they can share their memories. He obviously did a lot of good for the family and you. What’s the matter? My ring. It’s gone. It must fall fallen down the drain. I would absolutely love to stay, but something tells me that midnight might be a little past your bedtime. Remember, I told you that I wanted to wait until your brother got home to celebrate? Yeah, but that was before we had these glasses. Drew. [ Laughs ] I do, I have to get home. But how about this? How about… I give you an airplane ride all the way upstairs and I tuck you into bed? Oh, that sounds fun. Let me grab these. Yeah. Yeah? Okay, you take those.

[ Laughs ] 1, 2, takeoff! Here we go! Arms out, here we go! Whoo-hoo-hoo! All the way up! Here we go! Whoo! Nice. Look, I don’t entirely understand what it is that you went through, but you can’t just forget everything that happened while you were mike. I mean, those feelings, those experiences, those are real. That’s a real part of you. That doesn’t just vanish. It’s like a shadow, an echo. Mike is still… …in here. But you know what? Don’t get me wrong. It’s not like — like, you know, my feelings for nina had anything to do with the love that I have for carly. Nina is like an ex.

[ Laughs ] And she’s just gonna fade, fade away. Hmm. It — it might not happen while you’re drinking yourself into oblivion, though, you know? Well, it’s — it needs to start, you know, fading tomorrow, because it — tomorrow? Yeah, ’cause it’s — it’s new year’s day… oh. …And, uh, it’s a good time to hit the re–

[ Laughs ] Reset? Yeah. Alright. True enough.

[ Laughs ] Oh… and the last thing I want is, uh… to have you sitting with me at a bar when you could be ringing in the new year with sam. Okay. I’ll go. You just, uh, tell me where you’re staying, and I’ll drop you off on the way, okay?

[Laughing] I’m fine. Are you sure you’re okay? Yeah. I’m a big boy. I can take care of myself. Okay. Alright. Alright. Uh, I mean, uh, listen. Happy new year. I just — thank you. I wanna thank you for, you know, just being you and being such a great son of mine. I just want you to know that everything you said to me, that stays between us, okay? Yeah. Thank you. You be good, alright? I’ll see you later. Alright.

[ Sighs ]

[ Crickets chirping ] I can’t believe sonny did this. I get that dad thought he was protecting mom by keeping it a secret, but… that doesn’t excuse it or make it right. What’s that saying? It’s — it’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. Sometimes the worst things happen when we try to shield our loved ones from knowing the truth.

[ Door opens ]

[ Sighs ] Um… I’m sorry. I, uh — I know you guys are here for me, and I love you for that. All of you.

[ Sighs ] Ah, where’s the champagne? Life’s a ball. We’ve got a lot of living to do here. I’m afraid nina doesn’t see it that way. Are you still upset, nina? Yeah, I’m upset, scott. The last thing I wanted is for sonny’s and my feelings for each other in nixon falls to be used as a weapon. Well, funny. I didn’t think you would wanna rot in a prison in pennsylvania, and if I blindsided willow, I had to. We might have lost. Well, I would have taken the risk, scott, because now carly and sonny, they’re hurt, their whole family is devastated. Well, I didn’t know the corinthos family morale was of such importance to you. Maybe you should have told them that sonny was alive a year ago instead of keeping it a little secret. Okay, that’s it. I can’t stay here. I am so sorry, maxie. Happy new year. I love you. I’m mad at you, but happy new year. Scott.

[ Scoffs ] Maxie: Unbelievable, scott. You’re as tactless as you are rumpled.

[ Scoffs ] What? What is this rumpled business? What? What did I do? You said too much. That was unnecessary. I got the charges dropped, didn’t I? Even so, you didn’t have to rub her nose in her mistake.

[ Scoffs ] Oh. Are we having a little love spat? You know, as much as I love showing you off for this crowd, how would you feel about coming back to my place? I kinda know exactly what you’re doing. Okay. It’s not a — this is not an exit. No, this is kind of like we’re hiding out. So, how are we gonna get out of here? Uh, it would be very simple if you just fired valentin as a client and picked me. So I’ve been thinking about… the first time we were together. It was so wrong, but so much of it was so right because it brought me here tonight, making memories with a — with a caring and kind, intelligent and beautiful woman.

[ Chuckles ] So you’re saying you’re feeling me? I’m feeling you. Dr. Robinson, I’m falling for you.

Thanks, n’neka. Oh, look, martin’s here. That means lucy coe can’t be far behind. And what does that matter? Well, if it isn’t my favorite client and my favorite operative. Happy new year to both. Happy new year. You look exquisite. As a matter of fact, you’re a matched set.

[ Laughs ] Come to think of it, it’s kind of sad, isn’t it? What’s sad? That I look just as good, and I got no one to dance with. On account of I’m alone, bereft of company on the busiest date night of the year. Uh, maxie! Shh! Come here. Come here. I need your help so desperately. Lucy? And I’ll tell you later. Okay, listen to me, if I don’t get out of here without valentin seeing me, then martin is going to lose his most lucrative client. Please, please, please, please. Thank you. Stick with me. I got your back. You sure you know what you’re doing in there? ‘Cause you don’t really strike me as the handy type. Really? Really. Huh. I’ll have you know, I put myself through 2 years of medical school working at a plumbing company. Really? Really. Hmm. [ Giggles ]

[ Clang, water rushes ]

[ Yells ] Oh, my god, finn. Uh, are you okay? Here. Oh, thanks.

[ Groans ]

[ Giggles ]

[ Gasps, sniffles ]

[ Groans ] Refreshing.

[ Laughs ]

[ Panting ]

[ Gasps ] Thank you. Elizabeth. Hey. Hey. Come on in. Oh, those are nice sunglasses.

[ Laughs ] Uh, drew got them for me and scout. It was a surprise gift. Yeah. Yeah.Drew: Thanks for letting me tuck scout in. I, uh — dante. Uh, drew. Yeah. Happy new year. Happy new year. Yeah, happy, uh, 2022 to you guys. Thanks. Uh… have a good night. I’ll, um — I’ll see you guys around. Okay. Hey, drew. Anytime, okay? He only stopped by to see scout. You don’t have to explain anything to me, okay? I get it. You do? I do. Okay. Okay. Yes. It’s all good. Okay. I’m good. Okay. Come on. Countdown is about to begin. Hey, hey. Where are you going? I, uh — you know, I just need to get out of the house and, um, think, that’s it. [ Laughs ] Are you okay to drive? I am. I am. It’s just, I — it’s a lot to take in, so I-I just need to go, um, deal with my thoughts. That’s all. Just be careful, alright? I will. I love you. She’s going to be okay, right?

[ Door closes ] You know mom. When things get tough, she — she puts her guard up, so… it’s how she deals. Alright, well, I’m going out for a bit. Uh, are you going to follow your mom? No, uh, the way she drives, she’s halfway to wherever it is she’s going right now. Um, but I’ll see you soon. Alright. It’s probably almost midnight. Yeah, pretty close. I’m sorry, I’m not really in the mood to celebrate. Yeah, yeah, me neither. Curtis: 10. All: 9, 8… 7, 6, 5… 4, 3, 2… 1! Happy new year!

[ Cheering, party horns blowing ]

[ Horns continue blowing ]

[ Horns continue blowing ]

should old acquaintance be forgot

and never brought to mind?

Should old acquaintance be forgot

and auld lang syne?

[ Fireworks exploding ]

For auld lang syne

[ Party horn blows ] Why don’t we do this more often?

[ Laughs ] What? Stop talking.

For auld lang syne I just stopped by to say hello to phyllis. She’s not here. I gotta go. Uh… sonny, I-I don’t think that you should drive. I’m fine, I’m fine.

[ Sighs ] Where are my keys? Um… hey, do you need a ride? I can — I can drive you home. I’m not welcome at home. Alright, well, I will drive you wherever you wanna go. Okay.

But we’ve wandered many a weary foot

since auld lang syne let’s go.

For auld lang syne, my dear

for auld lang syne

[ Sighs ] Jason.

We’ll take a cup… well… what took you so long? I was with my dad. You were? Is he okay? Yeah. He’s going through some things right now, but he’ll be fine. Actually got him to open up to me a little bit. If you feel like you need to be with him. I mean, not that I’m —

[ Laughs ] Not that I’m kicking you out or anything. That’s not it. No? Okay. No. I mean, I offered, but… okay. Is he drinking? Yeah. Right. I took his keys. He needed some space. Which evidently leaves us here alone together.

[ Laughs ]

We’ll take a cup of kindness yet

for days of auld lang syne

and there’s a hand, my trusty friend look at that one! Oh, wow!

[ Fireworks exploding ]

And we’ll take a light… hey. Hi. You’re here. Of course. I couldn’t let 2022 start without this.

Auld lang syne

for auld lang syne, my dear

for auld lang syne

we’ll take a cup of kindness yet

for auld lang syne

for auld lang syne

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Joss? What are you doing here? I’m taking a seminar. Are you taking it, too? Hell, no. No, I’m here trying to withdraw from the classes that I signed up for next semester. I doubt that, uh, pcu has a remote learning platform for students in spring ridge. Come in! Hi. You busy? I’m never too busy for you. Come on in.

[ Sighs ] Is everything okay? Yes, um, I’m fine. Uh, I’m here about curtis. Did something happen with curtis? No, no. I’m sorry. Really, I-it’s about marshall. It’s good to see you. This is a surprise. Did you use those P.I. Skills to track me down? Aunt stella told me where you were staying. Well, it’s, uh — it’s not very fancy. But it’ll do until I find a place of my own. Wait. You’re looking to find an apartment in town? Yeah, thought I’d stay and, uh, get to know my family. Tj and you and… does your coming here mean that that’s a possibility? Hmm. Aunt alexis? You looking for someone? Uh, yeah. Professor khan. I’ve signed up for the sociology of crime seminar. Me, too. I don’t get it. Why are you taking a class on crime? Well, I’m interested in the sociology aspect, and since I can’t practice law anymore, I was sort of toying with the idea of mediation or conflict resolution. Something law-adjacent. Well, that’s great. We could sit together. Cool. Did you use me, nina? Listen, I had no idea that scott was trying to find a way to get you on the stand, or that he even knew that you knew something. You have to believe me. I believe this is exactly what you wanted. This is what I wanted? The whole world to know about my relationship with mike in nixon falls? Are you crazy? I begged you to not say anything. See, scott — scott blindsided my father and the D.A. To inflict maximum damage by calling willow. You managed to evade the law and hurt my family at the same time. I wasn’t the one bent on revenge, michael. If you hadn’t pressed the llantano D.A. To arrest me, then none of this would have come out, and my relationship with so– mike… would have stayed a secret. Sonny: Carly, wait! Let me explain, okay?

[ Sighs ] Can you just listen to me? Listen to who? Sonny? Mike? Or someone else entirely? I’m your husband. Please tell me you’re not still sleeping with nina. Please. No, I didn’t sleep with nina, ever! Because you remembered your family before you could? Is that it? I remembered my family, and I came home, to you, where I belong! You fell in love with someone else. Where does that leave me?

So you think you can just… show up here and plant roots, just like that? Well, I, uh — I just started looking. I’m not sure how long it’s going to take. So you intend to play house here in port charles… after all this time. Where have you been? Everywhere and nowhere. I never stayed in one place very long. That’s it? That’s all you got for me? Curtis. Curtis, we keep going over this thing. I — I can’t give you an explanation that will satisfy you. All I can say is how ashamed I am of all the time I lost with you. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m staying. I want us to get to know each other. Oh, you want to get to know me now? Well, guess what. That works both ways. All those years that — that — t-that tommy and I grew up without a father, where were you? So, what’s involved in becoming a mediator? Do you have to go back to school or…? Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. Mm. So I thought if I just take a short three-week seminar during winter break, it might help me decide if I’m ready to be a student again. That’s valid. What about you, joss? Why are you taking classes on your winter break? Well, um, we’re reading professor khan’s book in my intro to sociology class, and it’s pretty great. So when I saw that she was giving a seminar, I didn’t want to miss out on the opportunity. Have you ever explored this concept I like to call “leisure”? I used to be pretty good at it before my dad fell under ava’s spell and my life turned into a complete dumpster fire. Okay! Everybody, take your seats. We have a lot to cover in very little time. I am professor khan, and this is sociology of crime. I am now passing around a sign-in sheet. Please make sure you sign it and get it back to me, otherwise you will not get credit for this lesson. Is there a problem? No, no. There’s no problem. Sorry, professor. Just sit. And be quiet. Maybe you might actually learn something. Don’t you dare try to turn this back on us! Michael didn’t come after you for revenge, nina. He wanted justice! What you did to his father was criminal! And, what’s worse, you came and went, in and out of our lives the whole time! You stood by and watched sonny’s family grieve him for months! That’s not just criminal, nina. It is cruel and selfish. I realize what I did to sonny’s family and to you was horrible. I’ve said it a million times. That’s why I stayed quiet, willow. Because I realized that sonny wasn’t telling anyone about our re– about mike and my relationship. Okay? It was over! The only reason it came out is because you overheard a private conversation, and I’m not gonna apologize for that! Hey. Not now! Not now, scott! You know, you miscalculated using willow like that. Threatening her on the stand and badgering her the way that you did? I will not forget that. I was defending my client. Oh, come on. You and I both know there’s no legal defense for the hell that nina put my family through. Well, you must have missed the part where the judge called your father back to the stand and he testified that he was not nina’s victim. So, you know… don’t blame me if dada was having a good time in nixon falls and he didn’t want to come home to his family.

[ Grunts ] Carly, we belo ng together.You know that, right? You fell — you fell in love with nina. I can’t believe I’m saying that. That w– that was nixon falls. I had amnesia. I wasn’t myself. Really? Yeah. Did you forget about your life as mike when you remembered you were sonny? No. No. Then why didn’t you tell me about nina? I-I was gonna tell you. Then jason died. I didn’t think it was the right time. I knew something was off. I knew something was wrong. And I thought it was me, sonny. I blamed myself because of everything that happened with jason. But you were lying to me! When I found out that nina knew you were alive — not from you, but from maxie — what did you do? “Let it go, carly. Just let it go.” Now I know why! You’re protecting nina! I didn’t want to lose you over a war with nina. I didn’t want to waste any more time with her. Nixon falls is done! It’s over! How can you stand there and say that to me? Because it’s the truth. Then you’re not just lying to me. You’re lying to yourself.

You can track the changes in society by tracking how the laws change in that society while it develops. Take, for instance, united states vs. Porter. Now, in this case, arthur porter was charged with assault for beating a man who broke into his home. And despite putting that man into the hospital, he was found not guilty because he was defending his property. This is — well, uh — excuse me? Nothing. Sorry. Carry on. Thank you. This is an example of property being valued over people. Mm. Not really. What, you — you know this case? Actually, I do. Uh, porter was defending his wife and child, so I could argue that porter was concerned for their well-being and safety, which was the deciding factor. Oh. You could. Are you telling me that marshall has an ulterior motive for getting back into curtis’ life?

[ Sighs ] I really don’t know. I-I hadn’t seen marshall in years, so I have no idea what kind of man he is now. Well, what kind of man

was he? Were you unhappy with him marrying your sister? No. No. Irene and marshall loved each other. That much, I do know. But marshall wasn’t always the easiest person to deal with. Running off from his family and letting them believe that he’s been dead for decades? That certainly fits with that description. But what concerns me is how curtis is dealing with it. I was with him earlier, and he told me something I never knew — how he and tommy would make up heroic stories about their dad when they were kids. Mm. So he painted his father as a hero. That’s not uncommon. And now that childhood fantasy is back from the dead. You know, stella, I get the sense that even with all curtis’ misgivings, he really does want to know his father. I know. But I’m worried the reality will crush curtis. Curtis, I know everything I say you think is lip service… but I am truly sorry that my sons — my sons — had to grow up without me.

Hhou s ce, or lack thereoatt means. Look, as far as kn, d itashe f (swords clashing) -had enough? -No… arthritis. Here. Aspercreme arthritis. Fu ll prescription-strength?Reduces inflammation? Thank the gods. Don’t thank them too soon.

Kick pain in the aspercreme. Most bladder leak pads were similar. Until always discreet invented a pad that protects differently. With two rapiddry layers. For strong protection, that’s always discreet. Question your protection. Try always discreet. This was a mistake. Son, don’t go. Let me tell you something. I don’t like carrying around all this anger any more than I liked growing up without a father. It’s like — but — y-you just don’t get it. I grew up lost. I didn’t have a man in my life to show me how to be a man, much less the man I wanted to be. But here you are. Yeah, but through a lot of hard knocks and stumbles along the way. But through the grace of god, I am here, no thanks to you. Curtis, don’t go. Curtis, please. Plea– I can’t change the past, man, but can you give me a chance to make things up to you now? Not unless you tell me where you’ve been all these years and what was more important than your family.

[ Exhales deeply ] Look, all I’m asking for are answers — clear answers with facts and dates. But if you can’t give that to me… don’t bother staying in port charles. Michael. Wait. Are you alright?

[ Sighs ] Scott’s threatening to file a complaint for assault. Did you actually punch him? Right in the face.

[ Sighs ] Michael. I know, I know, I know. It was — it was wildly inappropriate. I just let scott get under my skin, and I lost it. I ta– I talked to diane, and she already contacted him and cut a deal, citing harassment and provocation. Well, that’s one less thing to worry about. Oh, willow, I’m — I’m sorry D.A. Sheridan opened the door for scott by putting you on the stand. Wait. [ Exhales sharply ] Are you apologizing to me? No, I’m the one who kept nina’s secret. If I had told you what I heard between nina and your father, none of this would have happened. Okay. It’s — it’s not your fault. Okay? Nina manipulated you. I was trying to protect your parents’ marriage. I didn’t want to be the one to mess up things. And now I did anyway. Hey, hey, hey. Don’t — don’t — don’t blame yourself. This is all on scott and nina. I just hope the judge didn’t buy his tactics.

[ Sighs ] Hey, did my, uh — did my parents come back yet? No. I don’t know where they are. This is it. Judge has made his decision.

[ Door opens ] I wonder if that professor’s gonna write an addendum to her book. You really schooled her. I couldn’t help myself. I-I just take exception when people don’t state all the facts. I like facts. Well, you definitely made the lecture more interactive. It felt more like a debate, and I liked it. Professor khan: Miss davis. Ruh-roh. That’s you, correct? Yep, that’s me. May I have a word?

[ Sighs ] I realize that I overstepped. I just get really passionate. So I-I’m sorry I disrupted your lecture. You’re, um, alexis davis. The defense attorney. I recognize the name. I used to be a defense attorney. Well, I read your article in the law review on jury bias. You made some very interesting points.

[ Door closes ] Thank you. So how do you have time to take this seminar, and why would you want to? Well, I’m looking at a career change. My days in the courtroom are over. Oh, well, then I’m gonna cut right to the chase. You’re wasting our time being here. You do not belong in my class. You were always with me when I didn’t know who you were. I used to see you. And I would talk to you when… times were bad. That’s because we… belong together. You know that. You kept a part of yourself from me.

[ Exhales deeply ] Were you ever gonna tell me about nina and nixon falls, ever? Yeah. I wanted to tell you so many times. Then jason died and then… brando and sasha’s baby was in crisis. I wanted to tell you, and I’d get interrupted. I think you believe that you were gonna tell me the truth someday… but I don’T. I don’T. I think that was just a story you kept telling yourself to justify the secret. Meanwhile, you locked away your time with nina in this small place in your heart, and you — you kept telling me there was nothing wrong and there was nothing coming between us. Well, y-you keep putting nina between us. You’re gonna have to let that go, carly. You dodge every single time I ask you about nina. No, I don’T. No, I don’T. Yes, you do. I just now asked you. I don’t — I just now asked you if you fell in love with nina, and instead of answering, you told me you couldn’t remember me. I didn’t say — did I say that? Yes! I don’t rememb– and that’s not an answer, sonny. Yes, it is. I would not have looked at nina… if that blond woman in my dreams had turned around… …and I would have seen that beautiful face. I love you. You said that. What you haven’t said is how you feel about nina… right here, right now today.

if you’re worried about my interrupting again, I-I promise you, I-I can con– I can try to control myself. That’s not what I’m talking about at all. You should be teaching, ms. Davis. The students could really benefit from your passion for the law. And it’s clear that you’re not shy about public speaking. Teaching? Mm-hmm. Really? Uh — I happen to know that professor cardiff is retiring, so that means there might be an opening here at pcu. Maybe you could start off as an adjunct and work your way up. I never thought about teaching. Well, think about it. It could be just what you’re looking for. I hope my auntie didn’t go into one of her embarrassing stories about me, like when I was 6, you know, losing a tooth trying to ride my bike off the apartment-building front stoop.

[ Chuckles ] No. But I’d definitely like to hear that story another day. Right. So, uh, what brings you by? I just left from talking with marshall, and I needed to see your beautiful face. How did that go? That’s not why I’m here. This court is here to interpret and uphold the law, not mediate a personal dispute. Upon review of all documents and evidence, it is the court’s determination that the commonwealth has failed to prove that ms. Reeves’ actions met the legal definition of fraud. I’m dismissing all charges against nina reeves. This case is hereby dismissed.

[ Gavel bangs ] Bailiff: This court stands adjourned. All rise. I am so sorry, michael. This isn’t over. I’m sorry. I’m also stunned by judge milford’s ruling. I wouldn’t have brought the charges if I didn’t think there was a strong case for fraud. Ah, you made a strong argument. And I assure you elq will continue to support your campaign. I appreciate that. Ms. Tait, I am so sorry for calling you to the stand. If I had had any idea baldwin was gonna ambush you, I would have left you in peace. I’m just sorry scott was able to use my testimony to his advantage. Actually, it was mr. Corinthos’ testimony that was the deciding factor. What are you talking about? Well, once he said he didn’t consider himself a victim, it follows that, in his mind at least, no crime was committed. I wasn’t in the courtroom for that. It’s an interesting question of law. I wish I would have done better with it. Nina, what’s with all this business? You’re free as a bird. How did you know about my relationship with sonny? That’s what you pay me for. No. This is not what I wanted. You don’t think I’m angry…at nina, for letting scott pull that stunt? And? What are you — wha– I don’t know what — I asked — I asked you… how you felt about nina.

[ Sighs ] Sonny. Okay, okay, okay. Hold on. Oh, my god. You just gotta understand, you know? What it felt like to wake up in the woods… not knowing who I am… …alone, scared. Phyllis and lenny took me in. They gave me a job, an anchor. And then nina… when I see nina… I-in “mike,” I see her as mike’s friend, his confidant. But I also see… what she did to you… …and to my kids. It’s really — carly, it’s all jumbled up in here. Nina let me believe you were dead. And you still have feelings for her after everything she did? Come on. W– let’s go home. We’ll talk — I really need some time to think about this, sonny. What do you mean, time? I need… I need some time apart.

spencer: Success. The bursar’s office was still open. I’m de-enrolled. See? Things work out. What’s going on? Nina’s preliminary hearing was today, and I haven’t heard a word from anyone. Well, no news is good news. When has that ever been true? Look, fingers crossed, the judge will throw the book at nina reeves, bind her over for trial, and revoke her bail. But you’re not vengeful or anything. I hate nina. She is the worst kind of hypocrite. Mm-hmm. She pretends to be all sweet and sympathetic when all she really cares about is herself and what she wants. Damn. Why can’t you hate ava that way? Oh, i do hate ava that way. I will never forgive her for what she’s done to morgan. However, she is avery’s mom and trina’s mentor. So I have to suck it up and I have to coexist. However, I will never buy into ava’s B.S… and I will never think that she is some gracious lady. But I choose to keep the peace. And if you had come to me before you went off on your stalking kick, I would have told you the exact same thing. Yeah, I really wish I had come to you. You probably would have shot the stalking idea down in flames, and I wouldn’t be looking at 30 days in spring ridge. You’re gonna be okay. You’re stronger than you think you are. I hope so. In the meantime, while my freedom lasts, this trip should help ease any lingering tensions between you and me and cameron and trina and esme. It should really help us get to know each other better. I certainly hope so. Okay, I will send an introductory e-mail to the chairman of the department tomorrow morning. I know it’s the break, but she’s a workaholic. Mm, or maybe she’s just passionate about what she does. Oh, good. Use that approach. Listen. [ Sighs ] I kind of… like the idea of this. I’m interested. I-I-I might like teaching at pcu. I just wonder if I have the proper qualifications. Oh, certainly, especially if you start off as an adjunct. Who knows? They may even hire you full-time with your credentials. Look. You’re cited. You’re published. With your cv, all you need to do is ace the interview and pass the routine background check. No problem. Background check. Mm-hmm. Of course. Curtis came by to see me today. I figured he would. He had questions, so I told him to come and talk to you. But you didn’t tell him, did you? I saw him a little while ago. He would have surely mentioned it. He left…dissatisfied. Curtis is not gonna stop until he gets answers.

[ Chuckles ] I’m not surprised. Is that why you’re here? To warn me? I’m worried how this is gonna affect my relationship with him. Don’t worry about this, stella. I will never, ever tell curtis that you knew I wasn’t dead. You were like a hero to my sons. I don’t want to take that away from curtis, too. Mmm! Not that I’m objecting at all…

[ Chuckles ] …But you didn’t answer my question. Well, that’s because I don’t want to talk about marshall. I want to focus on you. Okay. That’s fine with me. I hope you are ready for tomorrow night because I have big plans for us on new year’s eve. Neither of my parents are answering their phones. I hope they’re alright.

[ Sighs ] They’re just — they’re probably going through it right now. I just want to let them know that, according to the judge, nina’s actions weren’t criminal at all. Michael. What are you going to do? I don’t know. But what I’m not gonna do is sit back and let nina get away with her crimes against my family. Listen, scott, I’m not gonna stick around for the paperwork. I’ve — I’ve gotta go. Listen. You could thank me, but not with just a check. I did my job. You’re not going to prison. So…you’re welcome. I can’t even think about that. I’m too worried about sonny. Carly, you don’t need time. I want — I want you. I want our family together. You know that. I know that nina still has a hold on you. No, she doesn’T. Sonny, look me in the eye and tell me nina means nothing to you. I don’t know what you want me to say. Listen.

[ Exhales sharply ] Stop. Stop. Look. W– we could still work this out. No, we can’T. Yes, we can. Do not come home tonight.

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final thought. Milky way nature of his relationship with ms. Reeves? He did. D.A. Sheridan: Hearsay, your honor. Judge milford: Overruled. Could you be a little more specific? I overheard sonny say, “whatever happened between us in nixon falls, it has to come from me, and it will.” What was that, ms. Tait? What went on between the alleged victim and the accused? Love. Are you saying that sonny and nina, they fell in love in nixon falls? You would have to ask them that question. You think I want you to give me space? Well, what else can I think? I mean, sometimes you’re — you’re happy I’m around, but then other times, it’s — it’s like I’m annoying you or I’m in the way.

[ Clears throat ] Hey, you guys. Hey, sweetie. Brook lynn and chase are gonna be in charge. They’re gonna watch you while ned and I are out, okay? Got it? What do you have there, leo? So, how are you guys feeling? Uh, ready, no matter what we learn.

[ Sighing ] Yeah. Yeah, whatever leo needs, is what we said. How about you? You sure you can, uh, keep an eye on him? You know, last time we put you in charge, there was a — you lose a kid once, you can never live it down. At least there’s two sets of eyes on him today, right? It’s nice having chase around. Too nice.

[ Knock on door ] Hi! Uh, you’re early for lunch. That’s because I couldn’t wait another minute for my schatz to open her christmas present.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for understanding why I chose to work on christmas. I try not to be offended that you’d rather be here than celebrating the holiday with your mutter. Come on! With you and scott practically fused at the hip, I would have been a total third wheel. You could be in love, too. In fact, once you open your gift, you’ll never have to spend another holiday alone.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks for showing me around the invader. You’re welcome, son. I am determined to reboot

the invader as a reputable, credible resource for the inquiring minds. That’s a great new beginning for the paper and for you. Now that the pcpd has officially cleared you of shooting hayden, nothing can hold you back. Well, what about you, tj? Huh? You forget about our plans the other day to watch the game? You barely return texts. You’re either crazy busy or something’s got you preoccupied. Are you holding something back? What are you so eager to ask me? Well, aunt stella, I just discovered something unexpected about marshall. And then it occurred to me how very little I know about the man. Well, that’s not surprising. Your dad hasn’t been a part of your life since you were a child. So what did you discover? I discovered that my dad’s a musician. And a fine one, too. See, that’s why I called you here, so you could fill in the blanks concerning my father. Tell me everything there is to know about marshall ashford. What is the relevance of this line of questioning, your honor? I want to hear every word. Even if we’re to take this hearsay on good faith, what bearing does it have on these charges? Scott: Well, there is relevance, and I can explain. Your honor, this is not a trial. The witness has not been deposed. There’s been no appropriate discovery related to her testimony. Hell, you’re the one that put ms. Tait on the stand in the first place. I have every right to question her.

This waiting is driving me crazy. I’m nervous, too. But, you know, we’ve done the research, asked the questions, observed leo’s behavior. We’re as prepared as we can be. But no amount of preparation can really — can really prepare a parent f-for the possibility that — that they — that they can’t — that i can’t provide what my child needs, you know? Look, the diagnosis isn’t gonna change how we feel about our son. No. No, of course not. This doesn’t change how much we love leo, but what if leo needs something that I can’t give him? Mr. And mrs. Quartermaine? Let’s go to my office. It’s time to talk about leo. Here we go. I wanted to tell you, but…it’s a tricky topic. He’s someone that makes my uncle curtis incredibly uncomfortable, and it didn’t feel like it was my place to announce his arrival. And even though he wants to reconnect with family, I just — I want to get to know him for me. Okay, so some distant family member resurfaced? Not so distant. Marshall ashford is here in port charles. Okay, wait, wait. Tommy and curtis’ father is alive? How did you realize your dad was a musician? A group of volunteers were playing for the patients at G.H. And there was marshall right there playing the clarinet.

[ Exhales sharply ] Yes, that sounds just like your dad. See, that’s an example of what I’m talking about, right there. I have no idea of what sounds like marshall. I don’t know the guy. But you do. Well, when you were growing up, you — you never asked about him. That’s because every time marshall’s name came up, we saw how much hurt it caused you and mom. So tommy and me, we — we made a pact. We weren’t gonna cause you any more grief by asking a bunch of questions about dad. Okay, that breaks my heart. Irene and I never wanted you boys to feel like you couldn’t talk about your daddy. Me and tommy, we just decided to go another way. What does that mean? It means… it means we made up stories, you know? And in our imagination, our dad was courageous and he was brave. He was a hero. And then I met him, and, well, he was just a man. But I have no idea who that man is. Do you? Ms. Tait, how do you know that mr. Corinthos and nina reeves were in love? Nina said so. What exactly did she say? She said their love was the purest thing she’s ever known. Do you think mr. Corinthos reciprocated that? Nina said that mike felt the same way. Mike being mr. Corinthos? Yes. But she also said it ended once he got his memories back. Oh. Well, once he got his memories back, he, uh, decided that ms. Reeves was not legally at fault. How telling.

[ Chuckles ] No further questions. D.A. Sheridan: Redirect, your honor. Judge milford: Proceed. Ms. Tait, my apologies my colleague felt it necessary to put you in that position. I have only two more questions for you. First, have you ever asked mr. Corinthos about this alleged romantic relationship with ms. Reeves? Willow: No, I haven’T. Oh, so we’re taking the defendant, a woman charged with fraud, at her word. Objection, your honor. Judge milford: Less editorializing, mr. Sheridan. Final question, ms. Tait. Do you believe the personal feelings nina reeves had for mr. Corinthos motivated her to fraudulently conceal his identity? Objection, your honor. The D.A. Is asking the witness to speculate what was going on in my client’s head at the time. Overruled. You opened this door, counselor. Witness will answer the question.

What do you think, leo? You ready for some breakfast? I had breakfast hours ago. Oh, well, we all can’t be such early risers. What do you want to do today, huh? You want to go to the movies or visit the aquarium? Maybe play with some nifty superhero action figures your cool stepsister got you? No? Okay. I know what to get you next year.

[ Sighs ] Well, I think these things are pretty cool, brook lynn. Well, now I know what to get you, too. You know, going back to that boundary conversation, how much of that was your dad, and how much of it’s you? I mean, am I getting on your nerves? ‘Cause if I’m around too much, just — just say the word. Maybe it’s why you’re so grumpy. Is this hot enough for you? I’m not grumpy.

[ Clears throat ] I’m frustrated. You signed me up for a matchmaking service? Well, not just any matchmaking service. Society setups is an elite service catering to upwardly mobile professionals. Ugh! I mean, could this be more pretentious?

[ Sighs ] I know you’re struggling, britta, and not without reason. For all his flaws, jason morgan was a remarkable man. But he’s gone. There’s no use pining. Learn from my example instead. Scott and I bonded while mourning the loss of franco. If I can find love in the midst of grief, who’s to say you can’t, too? Do you believe nina reeves’ personal feelings for mr. Corinthos motivated her to fraudulently conceal his identity? I-I’m not in nina’s head. I can’t tell you what her motive was. Fair enough. Let me ask a less speculative question. Is it true that, in nixon falls, the man who called himself mike was single and available to ms. Reeves, whereas sonny corinthos has a wife and a family? Yes. Thank you, ms. Tait. I appreciate your honesty. No further questions, your honor. You may step down.

[ Breathing shakily ]

[ Door closes ] Willow… are you okay? I-I — I never meant for you or your family to find out this way. I-I — I never meant for you to find out at all. I’m having a really hard time understanding this. Why didn’t you tell me what you knew? Tommy and curtis thought their old man was dead. And now he shows up? Where has he been? He won’t say. He just wants to move forward. But curtis isn’t having that. He thinks marshall can’t be trusted. Oh, I completely agree with curtis. You show up after all these years with zero explanation? Still, we both know the past can be complicated. You mean like your complicated past with tommy. Does marshall know? He knows he’s not my biological grandfather. He saw my father’s day post that I dedicated to you on social media. But I loved tommy as a father, and he considered me to be his son. He knows that, too. He still wants to get to know me, but if that makes you uncomfortable… that’s up to you, tj. You’re a grown man. And curtis is entitled to his feelings about marshall, but so are you. Just be cautious.

[ Knock on door ] Marshall: Excuse me. I’m, uh, looking for the arts & culture — tj? Marshall. What are you doing in a newspaper office? You first. Well, I’m, uh, putting together a band, and I was hoping to generate some interest from the arts & culture reporter. Wow. Okay. Uh, well, you would have to talk to the publisher, who happens to be standing right here — my father, shawn butler. Dad, this is marshall ashford. Nice to meet you, mr. Ashford. I have no intention of shaking hands with the man responsible for my son thomas’ death. Your honor, I-I would like to note, for the record, that D.A. Questioned the veracity of what my client said to ms. Tait. But yet, he didn’t recall mr. Corinthos. Judge milford: So noted. While it is the prosecution’s right to call the witnesses that they deem appropriate, it is also within my discretion to call the witnesses I feel are pertinent. And given that there are some questions about the nature of the relationship between the accused and the alleged victim, I recall sonny corinthos to the stand.

I wish to god that I neveroverheard nina and your father. I was just in the wrong spot at the wrong moment. I-I’m not blaming you for happening on a private conversation, but why didn’t you tell me about it? Nina convinced me not to say anything, that keeping quiet was somehow protecting you and your family. Well, she was wrong. Did you have a personal relationship with nina reeves in nixon falls? I had many personal relationships when I knew myself as mike the bartender. I forged friendships. I built a life there. We just heard willow tait testify under oath that she overheard you and the defendant allude to a prior romantic relationship. Did she perjure herself? No, she did not. Willow told the truth. And that truth being what exactly? That… …nina, we — we had a relationship, and we ended up falling in love. Whoa, that’s not fair, marshall. It’s o– it’s okay, tj. I can understand why mr. Ashford feels the way he does. You understand — you understand ’cause it’s true. You shot my son after you slept with his wife. I’ve made mistakes in my life. And certainly my last encounter with tommy is something I’m going to always regret. But you don’t have all the facts, mr. Ashford. Fact — you had an affair with my son’s wife. Fact — you fathered a child with her. Fact — when he confronted you about your betrayal, you shot him in cold blood. Now, if I’m missing something, please, enlighten me. What happened was self-defense. Oh, please. He’s telling the truth. I had no choice. Tommy was not in his right mind. What don’t I know about marshall? What I know about marshall is limited to a few years decades ago. Okay, but it’s still more than I know. Okay. Marshall was a very private person. But your mama, irene, was the center of his world. He waited on that woman hand and foot, unless he was playing that darn clarinet. You’re never gonna believe this, but he loved that old thing so much, he gave it a name.

[ Chuckles ] What’d he call it? Henrietta.

[ Sighs ] And he carried that old thing with him everywhere he went. Irene used to scold him for leaving the case on the kitchen table. Okay. So and then what? Well, like I said, marshall was very private. But he was also very generous. It seems like you and tommy would get a new pair of shoes and barely break them in before marshall was donating them to the local group home. Drive your mama crazy, but marshall would just smile and say, “my sons have a daddy who can buy them new shoes with just one gig. But those other boys had nobody.” Wait, so you’re saying I’m — I’m frustrating you now? It’s not you, okay? It’s the situation. The uncertainty, it’s just — it’s overwhelming.

[ Sighs ] ‘Cause you don’t know how long it’s gonna last. Look, even though the bad guy is out of commission, it’s only temporary. We’re stuck in this limbo. But if the bad guy wakes up and starts fighting the good guys again, we may have to play these roles indefinitely. Yes. And in a perfect world, the villain would retire forever and the city could take down the bat signal and krypton could return to normal. You don’t know much about the superhero multiverse, do you?

[ Sighs ] Who cares? Look, the point is, there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, bat signal or not. Well, that’s not true. I mean, if the bad guy loses his powers, then a woman can get her child back. And another woman has to let go. Dr. Newman: When it comes to developmental disabilities, we can’t use straightforward diagnostic tools like blood tests or x-rays. We rely on history and behavior for diagnosis. Based upon the recent developmental assessment, language evaluation, social screening I conducted recently, as well as the supplemental information you provided, it’s my determination that leo has autism spectrum disorder. Is that conclusive? You’re always free to get a second opinion. But I believe other physicians will concur with my findings. So what is the next step? Dr. Newman: For leo? We talk about the many state and hospital resources available. And for you both, I recommend taking time to process this diagnosis and all the emotions it may bring. I don’t know how else to say this, mother. I’m not interested. Fine. But people in control of their own romantic destiny often make

ein schlamassel. Look at nina. What’s going on with nina? She pinned her hopes on an unavailable man, and her life is unraveling as a result. Oh, is this — is this the guy she was seeing in nixon falls? Do you know him? We both know him. Nina fell for sonny corinthos. Judge milford: Should this case go to trial, the defendant may be found guilty of a crime. In the eyes of the law, you would be her victim. Mr. Corinthos, do you consider yourself the victim of a crime? No. You may step down.

[ Sighs ]

Baldwin, D.A. Sheridan,I will hear closing statements. Your honor, my client does not stand accused of fraud for monetary benefits. My client is charged with deliberate deception to damage a victim. Your honor, in his own testimony, mr. Corinthos, the alleged victim of nina reeves’ crime, claims he wasn’t one. No victim, no crime. So I am asking that you dismiss the charges today. Whether or not mr. Corinthos considers himself to be a victim is not materially relevant in our system of jurisprudence, your honor. Today’s circus does not negate an undisputed fact. Nina reeves committed a civil and criminal infraction when she deceived sonny corinthos and all who knew him. The state has met its burden of proof, your honor. The fact that ms. Reeves deceived a man who we now know she was in love with only emphasizes the depth of her depravity. Your parents must be so devastated. You know, n-nina, she claims to love my dad, yet she allowed this today? I’m not sure nina knew it would come out. Of course! Of course she did. Willow, you might not realize this, but by keeping nina’s secret, you played right into her hands. She got exactly what she wanted. Right mind? What are you implying? Okay, look, I’m not trying to cast aspersions on tommy. Just the opposite. Tommy had every right to be angry with me. But on that day, it was so far beyond anger. I’m sure ptsd was part of it, but tommy was in crisis and just out of control. Now, he pulled a gun on me. I had a black eye coming. It was completely justified. I own that. But I never expected tommy, that he would — he would try and kill me. I never thought I’d — I’d have to stop him the way I did. I fully believe that if tommy had been able to get help for his ptsd, it would have never ended that way. It wasn’t tommy’s fault or my dad’S. You’re right. You’re right, tj. It was my fault. Okay. I-I totally get it. I mean, you have managed to keep bailey safe for months despite negative attitudes and assumptions coming your way. And however long this lasts, there will come a time when it’s over, and things will go back to their natural state, and you will have to make yet another huge sacrifice. I mean, it’s — it’s heroic. I’m not calling myself a hero. Maybe not, but I am.

[ Sighs ] And whatever you need to keep this going, I’m here to help. And when it’s time to say goodbye, I’ll be right by your side. I appreciate that, chase, but I-I don’t want you to feel obligated. Obligated? Brook lynn, we’re not just co-parents to bailey. You are my friend. Even when I’m grumpy? Yeah. I mean, this — this — this friendship goes both ways. You’ve seen me at my worst, and you didn’t give up on me. Yeah, well, I’ve also seen you at your best. Yeah, like the time that you saw me n-a-k-e-d? I can spell.

[ Laughing ] Okay, then.

[ Clears throat ] Of course you can. So you need to go w-a-s-h up for lunch, buddy. Go ahead. Be right b-a-c-K.

[ Chuckles ]

[ La ughs ]

[ Chuckles ] Process our emotions? I mean, this isn’t about us. This is — this is about leo. Dr. Newman: Learning your child has lifelong developmental disabilities can be challenging. You will have to readjust your expectations about how leo will learn and grow to adulthood. And this diagnosis will likely change what you thought your parenting experience would be. And it’s okay to feel emotional about that. Olivia and I, you know, we just want to give leo all the support and — and opportunities possible. Yeah. I agree. I agree with ned. We — we can handle our emotions…together. I — I’m just afraid. What? I’m just afraid this makes leo’s life so much more difficult. That’s an understandable fear. The good news is that this diagnosis means we can offer appropriate intervention programs for leo right away, programs that will help you engage with your son and help him to engage with the world. It may be helpful to think of raising a child with autism as a — a road trip. You won’t reach your destination in a straight line. There — there will be detours. But that can lead to discoveries along the way. I like that analogy. Can you be honest with us? Does that journey lead to leo having meaningful relationships and living independently as an adult? Please tell us that’s possible.

It’s definitely possible for leo to lead a happy, fulfilled life. G.H. Can offer extensive resources and can work with leo’s school to implement a plan. So leo will be able to remain in school? Every case is unique, but many children on the spectrum benefit socially and developmentally from learning in non-asd classrooms. So what — what happens next? D-does he come in and see you again or…? I’d like to check in on him periodically. I’m also gonna refer him to a geneticist for further testing. Now, I-it won’t change the diagnosis, but it may help diagnose medical conditions associated with symptoms of asd, just for a complete picture. Okay. Do you have any other questions for me? Thank you, doctor. You’ve been very helpful. There’s no reason leo can’t live his best life. The journey may look different now, but the goal is still the same.

[ Chuckles ] How could what happened have been your fault, marshall? You weren’t even around. That’s my point. Perhaps if I had been present to guide my son, tommy might still be here. That’s a lot for you to carry. That’s my job, to carry it. And I’ve been off my job for a long time. I’m glad you got a dad to do what I couldn’t — protect his son. Curtis: Do you think marshall even wondered who bought our shoes after he left? I can’t answer that.

[ Sighs ] What did this guy do outside of his music gigs? Who were his friends? Did he have any other family? Curtis, you’re asking the wrong person. You should be asking marshall. Yeah, I tried that. He doesn’t tell me much. Could it be you’re asking him the wrong questions or maybe going about it in the wrong way? You know, nobody appreciates being interrogated. He abandoned me. And now he wants me to let him back into my life. Don’t I deserve answers? Of course. And it’s — it’s natural that you’re curious. But marshall is within his right to keep his own counsel. So then where does that leave us?

[ Sighs ] You should know I met with marshall privately. I told you I won’t let anyone agitate this family. And I had to be sure of his motives. And? He wants to get to know you. And it sounds to me like you want the same thing. So talk to the man. Start small and — and build from there. Nina swore you to secrecy so that she could use this as a bombshell and play it to her best advantage. I-I — I don’t know, michael. Nina seemed grateful that I wasn’t going to tell her secret. She seemed eager not to cause any more pain. Nina played all of us. Judge milford: We’re gonna take a recess now while I weigh the testimony and evidence presented and consider the charges.

[ Gavel bangs ] I didn’t — I didn’t want this. Carly! Carly, I am so sorry. What the hell, dad? I’m gonna make this right. Don’t worry about it. Nina’s only hope of evading a trial and a potential guilty verdict is if scott can get someone on the stand to admit that sonny and nina were in love. Wow. Well, that would explain why nina kept going back to nixon falls and what peter was holding over her head. She wasn’t just trying to protect james. She didn’t want to lose her boyfriend. And now she’s in legal jeopardy.

[ Sighs ] She’s also going to face the wrath of carly when this comes out. Come on. I’ll help you clean up. You know, today was a lot of fun, but I never want to be a source of stress in your life. You know, maybe — maybe your dad was right. Maybe we should be setting some boundaries. No boundaries. I want you here.

I am sorry for the way marshall treated you. No. No, no, no. You’ve got nothing to apologize for, okay? I can’t blame marshall for protecting his son. Look, I’d have done the exact same thing if — if I ever thought somebody hurt you. I-I know my uncle. He has all these questions about all the years marshall’s been gone. But everything I’ve seen leads me to believe that he just wants to be part of this family. I hope curtis can come to see that, too. Marshall: I thought I’d be back by now, too. I still have some unfinished business. Here in port charles. The last thing I want to do is set our progress back. I’m following protocol.

[ Knock on door ] I’ll be in touch. I want to be here, too, but after everything that you’ve given up, I also want to respect that you’re entitled to a life of your own. Okay. Great. Then we are, um — we’re on the same page. You’ll be here just for appearances, then. Right, to co-parent bailey for as long as it takes. And I’ll, uh — I’ll stay out of your way otherwise. Great. Deal. Deal. Anything else? Um… tell our daughter I’ll see her soon.

[ Sighs ] The doctor seemed nice, right? Yes. Yes. And very knowledgeable. Hey. Leo will be fine. Thank you. Thank you for pushing through my defenses.

[ Chuckles, sniffles ] So where do we go from here? Home, to be with our son. Yeah. And like dr. Newman said, we start our road trip today, huh, as a family. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] You still haven’t heard anything from scott?

Nein. I have no idea if nina is going to get out from under the charges. If she does, she might find out that freedom could be even worse. What have you done? I kept you out of a hamster cage. No thanks necessary.

[ Footsteps depart ]

[ Door opens ] Did you use me, nina? Sonny: Carly, wait! Hey. Hey. Can I just explain? Can you listen to me? Listen to who?! Mike? Sonny? Or someone else completely?

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a reflection that last monday of 2021. Is this hot enough for you?

[ Breathing heavily ] I have been single for way too long.

[ Grunts, panting ] If this is what staying in shape in 2022 feels like, I might have to consider confinement again. Supposed to be a nice, total-body workout. Yeah. Uh-huh. Yeah, it’s supposed to get you nice and limber, which is weird because I don’t think I can get up.

[ Laughs ] Well, forget being limber, man. That was torture. Pure torture and nothing worse. Really? Nothing? What are these for? These, dr. Johnson… nurse johnson. …Are an expression of gratitude…

[ Chuckles ] …For sharing your dulcet tones with me, the staff, and the patients of general hospital. Now… when can we do it again?

[ Chuckles ] Oh. Ooh. Hi, curtis. Hey, maxie. Oh, hi, chase. Excuse me. Maxie, what are — hey. What are you doing? How was class? It was exhausting. Yeah, that’s one reason I hate hot yoga. You probably are dehydrated. Yeah, probably. So, um…how’s bailey? Oh, bailey, she’s — she’s amazing. Yeah? Yeah, she’s doing this new thing where she feeds herself. Or she’s trying to, which makes for a hilarious and very messy mealtime. Oh, I would love to see that. You should come by the house. I say like I live at the quartermaines’.

[ Chuckles ] Um, I’m actually headed there now, as long as brook lynn doesn’t have a problem with it. Why would she? You never know with her lately. I’ll see you around. Yeah, see ya. Ooh, they should really air this place out after these hot yoga classes. What? I’m sorry. You mean the nose of deception can’t smell how dank it is in here? I hadn’t noticed. Mm. Where’s lucy? Oh, well… we had just ordered breakfast, and she bolted. Something about exercise, I think. You don’t say.

[ Fork clatters ] Alright. Go on. What? You are sitting there dying to flex your sisterly muscles and to warn me off the delightful ms. Coe. Nope. Unh-unh. I-I don’t have any sisterly advice for you at all. Nope. In fact, I have to go focus on being a grandmother. I wonder what I should pack for our cabin getaway. I mean, does sonny’s place have a hot tub or a sauna? I don’t know. I’ve never been to uncle sonny’s cabin. Besides, don’t you think it’s a little early to think about packing? I’m just excited. Aren’t you? It’s a little hard to get excited about a trip knowing that as soon as it’s over, so is my life. Do you vow to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? I do.

Trouble at the mall? Hmm. Oh, what fun it is to laugh. The holiday spirit lingers this year, not that it had anything to do with you. What is it now? “What is it now?” Well, let me put it this way, I guess my gift must’ve gotten lost in the mail. Clients don’t give gifts. Clients receive gifts. Ah, is that it? Well, 1,000 “forgive mes.” My bad. It is such a bitch to get all the holiday shopping in while you’re busy avoiding death. Oh, speaking of, congratulations. For being alive? Yeah. If cyrus didn’t kill you, I thought for sure laura would.

[ Chuckles ] A hardy humbug to you, too, valentin.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] When was the last time you slept in like this? High school? Please don’t get on my case, dad. I was up late with bailey, and then when I finally got to bed, all I could do was… …toss…

[ Grunting ] …And… …turn. Where is the oat milk in this house?

[ Clears throat ] Bad dreams? Something like that. What are you even still doing here? I thought you and olivia had an appointment with leo’s doctor. Soon. But I always have some time for my one and only daughter… aww. …And the mess she’s made of her one and only life. I had hoped that your turkey day revenge would dull the pain of losing bailey, but I don’t think there’s a slice of elq big enough to make up for the love of a child. No. I’m sorry, valentin, both that you went through it, and that I wasn’t here while you did. Brook lynn hurt me. Worse, she hurt my daughter, charlotte, and I want to make sure she pays a price for that. That’s my boy. Do you want to order some breakfast and dream up some new, dastardly ways to even the score? I do, but right now I have other matters on my plate. I don’t think so. You’ve been going through a lot. So much stress. This weekend away will be good for you. For both of us. I mean, when was the last time we had any privacy? Yeah, it feels like it’s been ages. We could really use some time behind closed doors, don’t you think? So, what’s today’s special? What the hell is scott trying to pull now? He’s looking to undercut the charges by going after the D.A.’S credibility.

[ Scoffs ] Turn the attention away from nina and onto me, but did he have to use willow? Hey, willow — she’ll be fine. No, yeah, she will be, but scott won’t, not when I’m through with him. Sorry for springing this on you. I just want to address opposing counsel’s accusations. Okay. Have you ever donated to my campaign for pennsylvania attorney general? No. My previous campaigns for llantano county district attorney? No. Prior to today, have you ever met me? In october. At the home I share with my son and his father, michael corinthos. Ms. Tait, can you describe to the court the nature of that meeting? I arrived home to find you and michael speaking. Do you remember the subject? Your shared values. Mm. What else? There were introductions. And then you had to get back to llanview. At any time during that meeting, did you come to know that michael corinthos had in any way pressed me to bring a case against the defendant? No. Thank you for clearing that up. No further questions, your honor. Does the defense have questions for the witness? Yeah. One or two.

corinthos coffee. Yeah. Not much to choose from in these parts. Oh, I’m not complaining. It’s nice to come back and have at least one thing unchanged. So, tell me, is the, uh, thrill of your homecoming, is it wearing off a bit? Hmm. Not the scout part. Man, seeing scout is… as thrilling as ever every single time. And after only talking to the guards and myself for over two years, having a conversation with a normal person is —

[Chuckles] It’s quite a trip. But the rest? I can only sit on my butt at monica’s for so long, man. I gotta — I gotta do something with my life. I got to be productive, you know? But I just — I just have no idea where to start. What about aurora media? You mean the company that sam and I created together for a fresh start? Alright, good point. And there’s no place for you at elq? Well, I’d have to find a good therapist first.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks to you, though, I do have something to occupy my time. I’ve been thinking about your marshall project.

[ Sighs ] I’m listening. I may have come up with an angle. I thought these flowers were to say “thank you.” They are, but I was also, uh, hoping to, you know, soften you up for my proposition. And what kind of proposition is that? I had a beautiful time last night. So did I. Yeah, yeah, I thought so, but you didn’t stick around to say so. I-I thought it was obvious.

[ Chuckles ] Maybe. Maybe you’re just more inclined to express yourself through song rather than word.

[ Laughs ] You will soon learn that I have no problem speaking my mind…

[ Chuckles ]

…If you stick around. Oh, I, uh — I plan to. Epiphany… …I think we make beautiful music together. So I wanted to ask you… yes? …How would you feel about joining my band? I knew I should’ve put “dad’s empathy” on my christmas list. That’s not what I meant. You know, why is it we can’t even go one week without you coming down on me? Brook lynn — you’re always with the mess, like I don’t know I have issues, like — like I need you to point it out, like I’m not trying to make my life better, and you, of all people, by the way, should be talking about mess. I mean, what’s going on with you and olivia? Are you guys even in the same bed now? In the same room? In the same wing? You’re right. What? I am the standard bearer for messes in this family. You are an amateur by comparison. I’m confused. And if you have any issues, it’s — well, it’s in large part because of me. Dad. No, it’s true. I mean, what kind of example have I set when it comes to relationships? Or when it comes to… well, anything, actually. And I’m sorry for my choice of words. I thought “mess” was an objective take and something that we both have in common. So now we’re bonding over our mutual chaos? Yes. And maybe we can come up with some solutions. I have been working on things with olivia. I know you have. And I’ve been doing some thinking about your…situation with chase, and, in my opinion, you need to get out in front of this, okay? Make sure that chase doesn’t hold bailey over your head like valentin did.

[ Chase clears throat ] You referred to michael as the father of your son, the man you live with. Not married. No. That’s kind of a-a modern arrangement. D.A. Sheridan: Relevance, your honor? Stick to the point, mr. Baldwin. Did you and michael revisit the subject of the D.A.’S visit after he left? It’s come up. Did you take it for face value, just two guys shooting the breeze about values and whatnot? I wondered if there was more to it. Well, did that wondering get the best of you? Did you ask michael? I thought my conversations with michael are protected. They’re not. Spousal privilege does not apply to co-parenting. You know what does apply to just about everyone? Penalty for perjury.

[Upbeat acoustic music throughout] Well, the timing of this ipo could be better. Do you think we should postpone until sasha’s had time to grieve? I can’t imagine she could work right now. I don’t even know how she’s functioning at all, to be honest. Ommmm. Guess what… I want for christmas? Oh-ommmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Mmm. You ready for another round?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Breathing heavily ] Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let’s just say… I’ve noticed you. Well, then let’s just say… that I’ve noticed you, too. Ommmmmmmm. Martin.

[ Panting ] What was that, now? Just out of curiosity, who should I be more concerned for — anna or victor? Victor. Definitely. Eyes on me.

[ Scoffs ] It’s a wonder anyone’s eyes are ever off you…

[ Chuckles ] …My son’s in particular. Tell me, anna, what exactly is the nature of your relationship? Oh, I don’t know. I think that falls under the category of none of your damn business. Oh, cute. Yeah. Kind of like your stretching this morning that passed for a workout. What, you were at volonino’s?

[ Stammers ] I didn’t see you there. Oh, yeah, I’m everywhere. I was at the bodega where you picked up the invader, and the — what else were you picking up? Oh, mints. Oh, that is very considerate. And then I was also at kelly’s when you were visiting spencer, right? You’re following me. I am, yes. You see, port charles is my home, so from here on out, I will be your shadow. You step out of line, and I will be there to deal with you. The way you dealt with peter? Spencer: I brewed it myself. I see you’ve learned your way around the coffee maker.Mm-hmm. He’s doing a great job here, grandmother. Oh. Sorry. I meant “mayor.” Uh, laura is fine… for now. So, spencer, kevin keeps telling me that he’s seen this wonderful shift in you, and I don’t know if it’s because of this job or it’s just a byproduct of having been caught. Here it comes. Here what comes? Well, I knew it was too good to last. Christmas is gone, and so is the peace. Now it’s time to let me have it. Spencer. So how disappointed are you? Or have you already moved past that and on to hate just like my father? Do you want me to give you a little refresher course in the consequences of lying in court? That won’t be necessary. Michael told me that, like many businesses, his family’s company seeks relationships with political figures. Yes, the evidence shows that, uh, the district attorney was given a huge chunk of money by you and michael. Objection. No such evidence has been offered. Ms. Tait has never made a donation to my campaign that I am aware of. Sustained. Well, elq made a huge donation to you before my client’s arrest. So what was expected from that donation in return? Like I said, I wasn’t privy to the conversation. But you must think that there was something — some– something that michael had said that he was gonna get something for his gift. Michael’s only interest was in justice. Justice for whom? His father. Nina kept sonny from his family for nine months. Well, did you not expect that, uh, michael was going to get the D.A. To pursue charges against my client for that donation? Objection. We’re getting awfully close to badgering here, your honor. Sustained. Is it not your understanding that the D.A. Was going to bring charges against nina reeves for the hefty elq donation to the D.A.? Whatever was said between michael and D.A. Sheridan is between them. As far as I am aware, the contribution was entirely aboveboard and legal. Legal. It’s funny that you should bring that up because that’s what we’re trying to get to. Does the charges against nina — does it even merit a trial or should they just be tossed out? That was possibly an act of heroism. Heroism? Yeah, do you have any reason to believe that the alleged victim, sonny corinthos — did he see himself as a victim at all? Plaque psoriasis, the burning, itching. The pain. Emerge tremfyant. With tremfya, adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis… …can uncover clearer skin and improve symptoms at 16 weeks. Serious allerg ic reactions may occur. Tremfya may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. Tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. Emerge tremfyant with tremfya… ask you doctor about tremfya today. We’re eating and drinking foods and beverages that are very acidic. It can soften the enamel. Pronamel repair, what it’s doing is driving more minerals deep into the enamel surface, that’s going to help actively repair. Pronamel is taking it to another level. Liz, you nerd, cough if you’re in here! Shh! I took mucinex dm for my phlegmy cough. What about rob’s dry cough? Works on that too, and lasts 12 hours. 12 hours?! Who studies that long? Mucinex dm relieves wet and dry coughs. You’ll forgive me if I find your threats a little lacking in substance. You see, as I understand it, you’ve had, well, multiple opportunities to put an end to peter’s reign of terror, yet every single time, you’ve backed off, which, frankly, confounds me. Hmm. I’ve read your file, anna. Oh, have you? Your no-nonsense reputation is well-earned. Thank you. Yet here you are still testing me. Oh, by living my life? No, by imposing yourself on valentin. Ha! And we’ve come full circle. You really do care for him, don’t you? And while I am truly gratified by your attachment to my son, I suspect valentin is even more so. You’re putting together a band? Yes. And I would be honored to land you as lead vocal. I think our chemistry is off the charts, don’t you? It was just one performance. Exactly, and it could take people weeks, sometimes months to gel like that. But there we were, total strangers, nowhere near a studio or anything resembling a stage, playing holiday tunes, and still… it was a natural fit. So I got to talking with the other musicians afterwards, and we all thought, “why not give it a shot?” Just get together for at least one day, one day, and feel out something that doesn’t sound like it’s wrapped in tinsel.

[ Laughs ] Come on. What do you say? You haven’t been able to find much on marshall ashford, right? He’s got zero digital footprint, and if my mother owned any property that was related to him, she parted ways with it a long time ago. Civic documents? Birth certificates, um, educational records, but they all dried up shortly after he married my mom. I’m no P.I., But that does seem strange. Very. It suggests that he lived another life before he showed up here, or that someone went to great lengths to erase all traces of him. So maybe it’s time that we stop looking for marshall ashford… and start looking for the man he was pretending to be. Why would scott bother willow with any of this? D.A. Sheridan: Your honor, this is clearly a fishing expedition that’s going nowhere. I don’t know. Scott: I beg to differ. Ms. Tait is very close to the crime. That’s why the prosecutor called her. So I think she might possess a different perspective here, one you might want to consider, your honor, before this goes to trial. I’ll allow it, but keep it moving. Would you like me to repeat the question? No. To my knowledge, sonny corinthos is no one’s victim. Let me rephrase it, then. Now mr. Corinthos, he testified that he didn’t bring charges against nina because he wanted to, and I quote, move on with his life. He lost enough time with his wife and family. Do — do you think that he left anything out? Objection. Could that be more vague?

[ Sighs ] Get where you’re going, mr. Baldwin. Make it fast, and make it direct. Well, do you think mr. Corinthos had, you know, some sort of unstated motivation as to not sic the state on nina reeves?

Spencer, I could never hate you. Am I disappointed? Absolutely. You put your father and ava and — and ava’s daughter through a living nightmare. Avery was never in any danger. She was kept from her mother because of what you did. Don’t make excuses. Don’T. That makes everything worse. What you did was horrible. Spencer didn’t do it alone. He had help. From me. Because you were trying to be supportive. Still, I went overboard and should’ve exercised better judgment. That’s an understatement. I’ve learned my lesson, grandmother. Have you, though? Really? You don’t believe me? I want to believe you, spencer, but the fact that you’ve thrown in with your uncle victor makes me wonder. Victor’s sudden revelation that I am, in fact, a cassadine has got me wondering if there might be some wiggle room in the will. What will? Mikkos’? The one that got ava thrown off the parapet? That will? If I can avail myself of some of the fortune that nikolas stole after all, that would be a terrific happy ending, wouldn’t it? I’ll look into it. Good. If I were you, I would just focus on victor. You know, shake the tree a little, see what comes loose. I can handle victor, and it looks like anna can, as well. Hmm. How are things with ms. Devane? Asking for a friend, are we? Oh, no. I’m not throwing my hat in the ring. Good. You’d lose.You’d lose. Ah, there’s no need to fighta duel over it, valentin. With all due respect to anna, I’ve decided to move on. Martin grey? Namaste. Would you keep your voice down, please? Oh, sorry! I had no idea you were interested in him. Neither did I. Tell me what happened. Okay, um, well, it sort of just fell into my lap. No, I fell into his lap, and then the rest is sort of history. Good history? It w– so fun. Get it, girl.

[ Laughs ] I hope you’re not offended. Uh, you just compared chase to a cassadine. You come out far ahead in any comparison. Yeah, light years ahead. But valentin has already started his retaliation for the lie about bailey, okay, and more is sure to come. Your point? Children bring out the best and the worst in people, and I would hate to see my granddaughter used once again as a weapon between warring parents. Chase: I understand. I’d hate for that to happen, too. Good. Then my suggestion to the two of you is that you sit down together with lawyers and iron out your respective roles in bailey’s life. The clearer you are now, the less room for conflict moving forward. Makes sense? It’s all about the boundaries. Rack your brain a little. Scott, stop. No. Do — do you know any reason why mr. Corinthos would not file charges against the woman who allegedly kept him away from his family? I’m not in sonny’s head. I-I can’t tell you all his reasons. One reason. Scott, no. One singular reason. No! Quiet.

[ Sighs ] Did sonny corinthos… why did he not want restitution? Let’s go. Now? Scott: Well, it’s worth mentioning… we need — we need to talk. …In pennsylvania, the penalty for perjury runs as high as seven years in prison… I got to tell you something. I don’t want to go. …Seven years for perjury behind bars in another state away from your family. How old do you think your son will be when you get out? Yes! “Yes,” what? Yes. There is another reason why mr. Corinthos did not go after nina. The world is full of make or break moments. Especially if you have postmenopausal osteoporosis and a high risk for fracture, it’s time to make your move to help reduce your risk of fracture with prolia. Only prolia is proven to help strengthen and protect bones from fracture with 1 shot every 6 months. Do not take prolia if you have low blood calcium, are pregnant, are allergic to it, or take xgeva. Serious allergic reactions like low blood pressure, trouble breathing, throat tightness, face, lip or tongue swelling, rash, itching or hives have happened. Tell your doctor about dental problems, as severe jaw bone problems may happen or new or unusual pain in your hip, groin, or thigh, as unusual thigh bone fractures have occurred. Speak to your doctor before stopping, skipping or delaying prolia, as spine and other bone fractures have occurred. Prolia can cause serious side effects, like low blood calcium, serious infections, which could need hospitalization, skin problems, and severe bone, joint, or muscle pain. Don’t wait for a break. Call your doctor now and ask how prolia can help you. Do you struggle with occasional nerve aches in your hands or feet? Try nervivenerve relief from the world’s #1 selling nerve care company. Nervive contains alpha lipoic acid to relieve occasional nerve aches, weakness and discomfort. Try nervivenerve relief. Kids can change minds, they can even change the world around us. Packed with proteinplus 21 vitamins and minerals we nourish them with carnation breakfast essentials because today could chan ge everything.

My name’s caleb. What’s yours? I’m grace! Did you just move here? Yeah! Cool! (Swords clashing) -had enough? -No… arthritis. Here. Aspercreme arthritis. Fu ll prescription-strength?Reduces inflammation? Thank the gods. Don’t thank them too soon.

Kick pain in the aspercreme. When they’re sick, they get comfortable anywhere and spread germs everywhere. Wherever they rest protection nothing kills more viruses, including the covid-19 virus, on more surfaces than lysol disinfectant spray. Lysol. What it takes to protect. This is a hero, walking his youngest down the aisle, which to his bladder, feels like a mile. Yet he stands strong, dry, keeping the leaks only to his eyes. Depend. The only thing stronger than us, is you. I don’t have much time to devote to a band. We’ll work around your schedule. My shifts are all over the place. Is this your polite way of saying no? I-I-it’s not a no or a yes. It’s just that, uh… I got a little turned around when you said “proposition.” That’s all. Oh. Oh. You thought I was asking you out. My mistake. Oh, no. No, no, no. Look, look, for the record, if I were to ask out, hey, a-a virtual stranger, I doubt — I sincerely doubt I could aim higher than you.

[ Chuckles ] But the truth is, I… I don’t date. And I-I haven’t in a long time. And the fact is, I… I really wasn’t very good at it. But if I could ever interest you in a jam session… it’s possible. Depends on my schedule. Well, then you just follow the music.

[ Both chuckle ] I know he has several aliases, and, uh, he’s probably lived under several dozen rocks over the decades, but I have no leads, and the guy is not forthcoming with information. So you’ve asked? More like demanded. But, you know, the more he said nothing or talked around the answers I wanted, I just got so pissed — that you just shut right down. Yeah. So if I go in there all curious and nice, he’ll be suspicious. Well, then, let me try. Let me do the digging. You just play it straight. How? We can’t get a lead on marshall’s missing years, so we need him to cough one up. Okay. We lay a job in his path, something that’s just way too good to resist. He’s gonna have to put down a social security number or a reference, something. Now, real or fake, it doesn’t really matter. Just gives us someplace to start.

[ Sighs ] A job. That’s good. Now, you do know this means you’re gonna have to deal with aurora or elq. You let me deal with that. So now I just wonder what kind of gig you would put out there as a lure, because, as far as I know, all the guy does is music. Well, believe it or not, music is something that my family knows. Brook lynn: Are you done with your very practical and extremely mercenary advice? I am. Great. Now, you should go. You don’t want to be late for your appointment. Okay, so I will provide your counsel, and, uh, you let us know when you’ve found yourself a lawyer. I’m so sorry about my dad butting in like that, but, to be fair, it’s sort of family tradition. I think ned’s being smart. You do? Yeah. And I would get a lawyer if I were actually working and I could actually pay for one. And if bailey were actually mine. But I-I do agree with the boundaries. I will do whatever it takes to keep up appearances for both maxie and the baby, but when it comes to us, just let me know how much space you need. I’ll give it to you. Ommm. The eternal, earth, air, heaven, that glory, that resplendence of the sun.

[ Whispering ] Is there going to be a second round? I don’t know. I mean, we kind of talked about it, but it’s casual, and I don’t want to make any assumptions. But you would like there to be, right? Excuse me, ladies. Yeah. Let’s focus on centering our breathing, yes? Oh, okay. Do you want to get out of here and grab a latte so we could chat? Yes, I do. Let’s go. Namaste. Valentin: Lucy coe? Wishing you could trade places, are you? No, I’m wishing I had a lawyer with more common sense. I’m sorry. Lucy coe is my business partner. We’re about to take deception public. That’s gonna make me, that’s gonna make lucy, that’s gonna make you a lot of money. Still not seeing the problem. Okay. Okay. You cannot effectively represent me and my best interests if you are sleeping with lucy coe, who, by the way, is notorious for getting the better of her lovers. So if she gets the better of you, she’s gonna get the better of me. So you can have me or you can have lucy. You cannot have both. So, I will be keeping an eye on you. Well, now, isn’t that a little superfluous given my deal with the wsb? I’m not beholden to that deal. So I strenuously advise you to behave yourself. Or? You read my file. You tell me. Uncle victor is the only reason that I’m going to spring ridge instead of pentonville. And I’m grateful for that. I am. I just wish that I didn’t have victor to thank for it. Spencer, you know you messed up, right? Yes, yes. Okay, good. Good. And your job now is to make amends. I know. Okay, I want to see that. I don’t want just lip service.

[ Bell dings ] I have to get that. Don’t worry. Once spence gets out of spring ridge, he’ll have plenty of people to keep him on the straight and narrow. Me, kevin, you. One big, happy family. Let’s get out of here. Why, sonny? D.A. Sheridan: Objection, your honor. Mr. Baldwin has gone far beyond a fishing expedition. What is willow gonna say? He’s threatening ms. Tait with perjury when she hasn’t been deposed, and there’s no indication she knows anything germane to these proceedings. Overruled. I want to see where this is going. Whenever you’re ready. A F… a few weeks ago… I over…

[ Sighs ] I overheard nina and sonny in a conversation at general hospital. Out in the open? In the chapel. So it was just the two of them? Yes. What was said in this conversation? I… I wasn’t — I-I wasn’t there for all of it. Well, the part that you were there for, did mr. Corinthos touch on the nature of his relationship with ms. Reeves? He did. D.A. Sheridan: Hearsay, your honor. Overruled. Could you be more specific? I-I-I… I overheard sonny say, “whatever happened between us in nixon falls, it has to come from me, and it will.” What was that, ms. Tait? What was between the accused and the alleged victim? Love.

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you’re always in my heart huh? Ah. Oh. Oh, lord, have mercy.

[ “Twelve days of christmas” plays ] Mmm. You ready for another round?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Hey, I bought you a cup of corinthos coffee. Oh, boy. Thanks. What do you have there? Uh, course catalog for pcu. What? You’re going back to college? Yeah. Can I see that? Is it a ridiculous idea? Okay, so, uh what time did your mom take your brothers ice skating?

[ Chuckles ] They left, like, 20 minutes ago. They’re gonna be gone a couple of hours. Don’t worry. Oh, okay. Unless you want to join them at the rink? Mm, let me think.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, right.

[ Doorbell rings ] I have no clue who that could be. Mm. Oh, cam, thank god I found you. The absolute worst thing has happened. Really? Do tell. Before you get a big head, I’m not here to see you. I just need two coffees — one for me and one for ava. Sure. There he is! There’s my nephew. So, how does it feel, now your legal woes are a thing of the past? In a word… terrifying. Mm.

[ Laughs ] What an amazing anniversary we had. You know something? I would take extended trips more often if I knew I had that kind of a homecoming waiting for me. Well, I’m just trying to do my part to make sure we’re never separated that long again. Not if I have anything to say about it.

[ Clears throat ] Hey, uh, clearly, you lovebirds need some more time. Can we reschedule? No, no, no, no. Kevin and I have all the time in the world, but actually, what I have to say to you can’t wait.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ] Hey, good morning, liesl. Obrecht: Have you come up with a strategy to get willow on the stand? I’m certain she knows about nina and sonny falling in love in nixon falls. I’m working on it. Work harder. So, how are you feeling? I know you didn’t agree with my decision to have charges brought against nina. I just want what’s best for everybody.

[ Scoffs ] Well, I mean, what’s best is for nina to pay for keeping my father hidden from his family for months. I mean, I can’t think of anything worse. Hey, richard. Good to see you again. You, uh, remember ms. Tait. Ms. Tait, nice to see you. D.A. Sheridan. Michael’s confident the D.A. Is gonna cement his case against nina today. Well, that’s up to the judge, ’cause if baldwin loses today, I’m sure nina is gonna cop some kind of plea bargain. I hope so, for our family’s sake. I just want this whole nixon falls saga to be over with, and I want nina out of our lives.

Excuse me. I really appreciate you agreeing not to say anything about mike and me. I’m not doing it for you. I’m doing it for michael and wiley. Well, for what it’s worth, willow, I’m really sorry for everything. You alright? What was that about? Nina: If you share what you overheard in nixon falls, that sonny and i fell in love with each other, it would make my bad situation even worse. Carly — she already despises me, but sonny loves carly, and carly loves sonny. Willow, do you want to really drive a wedge between that? One that doesn’t need to be there? Family. Uh, nina may be biologically related to wiley, but… her actions have made it clear. She’s not part of our family. I’m confident you’ll find a way to protect my niece. Sheridan: The hearing today is basically a formality. It’s not a trial. Technically, ms. Reeves’ attorney can cross-examine any witness I call. Well, I think I just got a flash of inspiration. Look, it’s only natural to feel adrift after you get out of prison. I struggled myself. Yeah, but now, you found your direction. I mean, using your nonprofit to take over the invader is — it’s a perfect path to your future.

[ Knock on door ] Alright. Alexis, hey. Oh, hey. Uh, sorry for the impromptu visit. Is shawn here? This is his last known address. It’s official police business. So, kevin filled me in on everything about spencer, and, you know, I’m upset. Actually, I’m concerned. You know, I — I was encouraged to see that the two of you were able to coexist at christmas time, but I would hardly call that warm and fuzzy. I mean, I know it’s a step in the right direction, but… okay, spencer and I have had our fair share of setbacks. We both feel betrayed by the other. I was heartbroken when i found out that it was spencer who was the one who was stalking ava. Now, it doesn’t excuse your behavior at the party that night, but… your instincts about your son were correct. Is that why you asked me here? To apologize? I am sorry. You were right about your son. But now I want you to do right by him. Victor: I’m sorry. I don’t understand. What — what do you have to be afraid of? Uh, spencer, when my coffee’s ready, I’ll be up at the counter hang on, trina. Uncle victor, this is my very good friend, trina robinson. Oh, well, it’s nice to officially meet you, trina. Has spencer told you his plea deal was finalized this morning? No, we didn’t get a chance to talk about it. Yeah, I signed all the paperwork this morning, so it’s official. I changed my plea to guilty. I’ll do 500 hours of community service, make restitution to ava, and serve 30 days in spring ridge. So, no trial. Well, exactly. So what about this plea deal troubles you? Spring ridge is minimum security, but it is still prison. When you said that you would take care of my situation, I thought that meant that I would go free. What you got was a slap on the wrist. No one could have got you a better deal. I’m truly grateful for everything that you did. Forget that I said anything.

[ Sighs ] Well, I suppose, even though it’s a long time ago, I do remember being 18 years old, and — and I suppose a month-long confinement would have seemed like a death sentence to me. But you’re a cassadine. You’ll keep a stiff upper lip, and when you get out, you’ll have your whole family waiting for you. Hmm, not my father. Well, perhaps not your father, but you’ll have me. Now, why don’t you go make me a cup of tea to go, hmm? And make it a heady brew. No one likes a weak leaf. So, trina. I’m so glad to see my nephew chooses his companions so well. I wasn’t expecting to see you, joss. Hmm, you’re surprised I’m at my boyfriend’s house? What are you even doing here? It’s nothing nefarious, I promise you. Spence took the plea deal. He signed the paperwork this morning. Yes, the sentence was lighter than it could have been, but, I mean, spencer wasn’t expecting to go to prison at all. He’s totally freaking out. I can understand that. I mean, he has to spend a month in prison, and on top of that, he’s gonna have a criminal record for the rest of his life. And worst of all, esme, despite the fact that you are every bit as responsible for stalking ava, spencer has to take this whole punishment alone. Sheridan: In this instance, there’s incontrovertible proof that ms. Reeves lied… this is exactly what we need. I gotta go, my dove. Good luck, liebling. Ah, I remember when you used to call me that. Are you still considering a run for pennsylvania attorney general? Sheridan: After visiting your gorgeous home in october, I was concerned about low recognition outside llantano county. However, recently, my numbers seem to be going up. Nina: Hey.

[ Groans ] Hey. Huh? Why do you look so happy? Oh, well, your aunt has that effect on me.

Well. Oh. Well. Well, that was unexpected. Unexpected? I’d call it a christmas miracle. I hope you mean that in a good way. I mean that in the most flattering way possible.

[ Cellphone chirps ] How about some breakfast? Really? Mm. I don’t know about you, but I managed to work up a very healthy appetite. You’re serious? You want to take me down to the metro court, have breakfast? I’ll be dressed in the holiday outfit I wore for christmas that everybody saw me in. So you do know folks will talk. God, I hope so. Then again, I was raised in the south. Where I grew up, gossip is sacred. Mm-hmm. Right between friday night football and sunday morning service. Okay, I think you are forgetting you’re an upstanding lawyer, not to mention the fact that you are the brother of my ex-husband’s wife, the mayor of port charles. Huh. Well, you… are a very accomplished woman. Thank you, kind sir. I truly do aim to please. Your aim could put me in a hospital. That’s not what I was talking about. Hey, don’t get me wrong, you make one olympian santa’s helper, but I was referring to your role as the co-owner of deception, not to mention everything you’ve accomplished with the nurses’ ball. You looked me up on the internet? Let’s just say I’ve noticed you. Well, then let’s just say that I’ve noticed you, too.

[ Laughs ] Okay, I will let you buy me breakfast because I have not done that walk of shame in such a long time. Oh, miss lucy, I guarantee it would be my pleasure to take that walk with you.

[ Laughter ] So much of the stalking was so clearly your idea, not spencer’s, and any court could see that. So I just don’t really understand why spencer is protecting you. I love spence. And as much as he might get on your nerves, I think you do, too. I mean, cameron, you were the one who got him the job at kelly’s when he needed it most. You’re right. We care about spencer. So how can we help? I plan to do whatever I can to keep spence’s spirits up while he’s in spring ridge, but if we could create some happy memories before he goes, I know that would really give him some peace of mind. You already agreed to a weekend getaway. Can you ask your stepfather if we could use his cabin as soon as possible, before spence reports to spring ridge to serve his sentence? He really needs this. I’ll be there for my son, but only when he fully owns up to what he’s done. And I agree with you completely. He needs to take responsibility for his actions. But it sounds to me that he’s really trying to do that. Oh, not only is he working at kelly’s, he’s actually started helping around the house. Y-yeah, I know. Granted, he was mystified at how to use a dishwasher, but once I showed him how, he started pitching in without too much complaint. Okay, it sounds like there’s progress, but it still sounds like he resents me and will refuse to accept my help. Nikolas, what your son needs now more than ever is a loving father who can help him to make up with ava, to set him on the right course. I mean, if not you, then god only knows what influence will step in to fill that void. The only name I can remember calling you is schwein, which is just what you were.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, there’s that fiery minx I fell in love with. You know, I am so gratified the information I provided to the wsb led to your rescue. You’re taking credit for my safe return? You’re the one who had me kidnapped in the first place, then you tossed my beloved scott out of a plane. Well, perhaps we could discuss that over dinner. He is, after all, my attorney. I’d rather eat glass. Scott, can you please be honest with me? What are my chances of avoiding a trial? Better than you think. What? Look at me. What are you up to? Bailiff: All rise. This court is now in session, the honorable judge milford presiding. I hereby call this preliminary hearing to order. Please be seated.

there’s beena lot going on, and I haven’t asked sonny about the cabin yet. But you will, right? Yes. Yes, I will, but only if you stop bringing up how many bedrooms there are and who’s sleeping where. I only wanted people to be comfortable. But what is really important now is that spence has a great time, and I’m sure his uncle sonny will be happy to support him. Why don’t you, uh, call sonny now? You know, joss and I, we will talk it over and get back to you. Thank you, cam.

[ Sighs ] It’ll mean the world to spence, and to me. And who knows? Maybe we’ll have a great time. I can’T. I can’T.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. You know, whatever we think about esme, she’s not wrong here. I mean, spencer, he’s gonna need all the support he can get before the reality of the month at spring ridge hits him. Ugh, fine. I’ll ask about the cabin, but I’m not changing my opinion about her. Totally okay. You know, I’d never want to change a single thing about you, especially not your mind. Oh, so now you’re trying to butter me up. Is it working? Maybe. Here you go, trina. Sorry about the wait. I know you put on a brave face for your uncle, but there’s no shame in being nervous about going to spring ridge. No, my uncle’s right. I need to man up. I took the action, and I need to face the consequences. And I know that I got a lighter sentence because of my privilege. You’ve made it more than clear that you think that I’m a spoiled, entitled baby. True. But I also think you’re human, and it’s nice to see. In the new year, spencer goes to spring ridge. Prison is ripe with opportunities to make bad choices, align with the wrong people. He needs a strong foundation now. I agree, and it’s bad enough that spencer feels indebted to his uncle victor for, uh, getting that plea barg for him. Uncle victor’s presence in port charles concerns me too. Then why did you help him in the first place, nikolas? We got an anonymous tip a while back about a body. We followed up on it, and we found human remains in the pine barrens. The john doe was identified using dental records. He was a known felon — a gun for hire. A hit man? Who was it? His last name was giles, but he went by other aliases as well. We conducted ballistics on the weapon that was found buried with giles, and they were conclusive. It was the same gun that was used to shoot hayden barnes.


I’ve got business to attend to. Nikolas, I’m sorry if I came on too strong. And I know that you and spencer want to have a relationship with each other. I’ll think about it. You know, your relationship with ava is so solid you can afford to take some time to spend with spencer. Try to restore the bond that you have with him. Please don’t do anything to undermine that. Shawn… I’m here to formally notify you that we found the person responsible for the crime that you were wrongfully convicted of. The truth is out, finally. Yes, in the eyes of pcpd, you’re in the clear, man. Congratulations. I know how important this is to you. Yeah. All the best to you. Thank you. Thank you. Yeah. “Anonymous tip” my posterior. Nobody can ever accuse nikolas of being sloppy.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Speak of the devil. And I mean that literally. Excuse me. Hi, guys! Once I tell you my news, you’re gonna love me even mor than you already do. What’s going on? What’s up? Um, I was just chilling with our friends, joss and cam. Since you have to report to spring ridge soon, discussed moving the timeframe up for our couples’ weekend. Oh, nice, but it’s not just for couples, right? We want trina to feel included? Oh, my gosh. I am so sorry. I misspoke. Of course we want you, trina.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Hi, joss. We were just talking about you guys and our weekend getaway. Yeah, cam and i totally agree. We should have our weekend getaway before spencer goes away. Great. [ Laughs ] You guys won’t be sorry. So tell me, mr. Claus, are you regretting this now? Regret? What, spending time with a beautiful, sophisticated woman? Not for one second. Uh-oh. Oh, boy. Incoming. Hello, again.

[ Laughs ] Oh. Lucy, would you mind if I had a word alone with my brother? Oh, gosh, absolutely not. Please. Mr. Claus is all yours. Thanks. Laura, are you okay? Is everything alright with my nephew? Oh, well, I certainly hope so. Um, listen, there’s something that I didn’t tell you about my meeting with cyrus. Something else? You mean, apart from the bit where he finds religion? Yeah. [ Laughs ] He was adamant that he did not put out a hit on us. He said that somebody else arranged for that killer to go to the safe house. So, doc, tell me, what is it? Did your wife sic you on me because she hates the idea of her brother being seen in public with the likes of me? Don’t be silly. They’re talking about something entirely different. But, um… you and martin… uh-huh. Spit it out. How did that happen? He asked me what I wanted for christmas. Are you sa ying youactually believe cyrus? Well, I wouldn’t go that far, but I thought I should tell you about it. It’s better to be safe than sorry, right? Message received and noted. I’ll be extra careful. Is there something else? You know, kevin’s got a great dry cleaner who’s a whiz with these santa suits. Your presence can only mean sturm und drang. Let’s not forget that I was the one who saved your life when peter wanted you dead, even after you held a knife to my throat. Are you waiting for a show of gratitude? Perhaps you should consider whether threatening me makes it more or less likely that I’d intervene on your behalf a next time. There won’t be a next time.

[ Chuckles ] With you, my dear liesl, there’s always a next time. I adore you. Just don’t get in my way. Objection, your honor. Why mr. Corinthos chose not to press charges against nina reeves has no bearing on the validity of the charges. Judge milford: This isn’t a trial. Proceed, mr. Baldwin. Why didn’t you file charges against nina reeves? It’s a simple question here, sonny. Sonny: Why don’t you let me answer it? Because I lost too much time already, and I — I wanted to spend time with my wife and my family. Yeah, but your son, michael, doesn’t share your same viewpoint. In fact, him and his ex-wife, willow tait, gave a sizable donation to the D.A.’S campaign just days before my client was arrested. So maybe those two should be on trial for bribery.

Nikolas. Check the balance in the nonprofit’s account. The remainder of the funds have been transferred. Yeah, I’ll do that. But you might want to know I just received a visit from the pcpd. Oh? Why is that? Seems as if they found hayden’s shooter. Or his dead body, anyway. The crime has been removed from my record. My name has been restored. So I take it our business is concluded. You fulfilled your part of our agreement, so yes. Great. Have a good day. Is the money all there? And then some.

[ Exhales sharply ] Your nephew thinks this is all over. Isn’t it? Not by a long shot. I’m with spence now at kelly’S. He’ll be so happy when I tell him the news. Well, that’s why cam and i said yes — for spencer. Okay, um, I’ll ask sonny about the cabin today. Great. We’ll work out the details later. So, what’s your good news? Joss and cam just committed. Once your uncle sonny signs off on the cabin, we’re go for our getaway. What?! Oh, my god, that’s amazing news. That’s incredible. I actually have something to look forward to now. You’re gonna come, right, trina? Oh, I am sure trina is much too busy with her job and college. I’m always busy, but I’ll make time for a friend. Count me in. Why would I pass up the chance to give spencer the send off he deserves? This is going to be monumental. Thanks, babe. It’ll be a send off for the ages. Ho, ho, hello. Yeah. Well, let me guess. Your sister warned you away from me.

[ Laughs ] Nothing of the sort. Oh, it’s worse. She’s biting her tongue. The silent treatment. Okay. We had so much fun together. That’s enough. Hey. It was fun. It’s more fun than I’ve had in a long, long time. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want the fun to end just yet. So, your brother and lucy. Yeah, I’m just as surprised as you are. Between martin forging thiswhatever it is with lucy and spencer having to make restitution to ava and nikolas getting tangled up with victor, it’s gonna be one hell of a new year. I am not afraid of you, nor am I impressed. You didn’t compare to faison in the past, and you don’t compare to scott today.

[ Scoffs ] Do you really think scott baldwin is that powerful? Stay away from me or you’ll find out. You have no idea what scott is capable of. Opposing counsel’s accusation is outrageous.

[ Gavel bangs ] Judge milford: Mr. Baldwin, do you have evidence of a quid pro quo? Campaign contributions are public record. We know that michael and willow gave a huge chunk of money to the D.A. For his, uh, campaign. The timing seems a little fishy. Mr. Corinthos doesn’t have to answer, as he’s not one of the parties named. Fine. No further questions. Because mr. Baldwin tried to impugn my character, I ask permission to call an additional witness. Mr. Baldwin, mr. Sheridan, approach. Sheridan: Your honor, the defense counsel is making unfounded allegations against me, and I would like to answer them. The sooner we clear this up, the sooner we can focus on the charges against ms. Reeves. What? Judge milford: Mr. Corinthos, you may step down. The prosecution calls willow tait to the stand.

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Making the snow fall. Yeah, that was a very thoughtful gift from your uncle chase. Where’s anna? I want to show her. She’ll be here. You know, anna’s almost never late. She was late for your wedding, daddy. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Hi. Hi! Oh!

[ Smooches ] Sorry. I hope I’m not late, am I?

[ Both laugh ] Drew. I heard you were back. I mean, I heard you were alive. Alive and well, and so happy to see you, old friend. Come here.

Oh, what fun it is to ride

and sing

a sleighing song tonight look at this little tree, bailey. I know, it’s smaller than the rest of the ones in the house, but there’s just something charming about it. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because it’s one that drew decorated with his daughter. This time next year, you’ll be celebrating christmas with maxie. I’ll be fine. Just fine.

[ Knock on door ] Mind if we come in? Who’s “we”? Charlotte has a gift for bailey. Beautiful scarf. But knowing your fantastic taste in art, I’m not surprised. A martini — vodka martini, please, dirty, filthy. Uh, make that two. Oh, my goodness, you kids look like you’re ready to meet santa claus. Okay, well, he’s gonna be here very, very, very soon. Sit tight, okay? Hey, I’m all for costumes. You should’ve seen my wardrobe when I played hamlet. But I’m feeling more preppy than santa’s helper right now. If you need to get into the holiday spirit, just be grateful that you’re missing out at your shift in kelly’s to volunteer. Well, I might find something else to motivate me. You like my outfit? Yeah, I think I know what I want for christmas. That depends if you’re nice… or naughty. Okay, everybody. You look fantastic. Places, please. Santa’s about to appear. Go, go, go, go.

[ Sighs ] Hey. Okay, everybody, guess what? Guess what time it is? May I introduce, direct from the north pole, the one and only santa claus!

[ Applause ] Ho, ho, ho! Merry christmas!

No, no, you’re, uh — you’re right on time. Isn’t she, violet? Yes, right on time. Okay, fine.

[ Laughs ] Look what happens when you shake it. Oh! Oh, I know. That is so magical, isn’t it? Your daddy is so good at finding things like this. Daddy didn’t give me this. Uncle chase did. Yeah, uncle chase is a good guy. What I did do is book you the special holiday tea for two because I know you both love high tea so much. So, sweetheart, I’m gonna leave you with anna, but I’ll be back in plenty of time to take you to the tree lighting at rice plaza, okay? Why don’t you stay? It will be more fun with the three of us. Please? Laura. Wow, that was certainly a splashy entrance. Uh, and welcome back, by the way. But, hey, uh, listen, santa here does have a job to do. I think the kids will be fine for another five minutes. So [Clears throat] I am thrilled to see you. But why didn’t you let me know you were coming home? Uh, well, I’ll explain it all later. Eileen, thank you for minding the store while I was out of town. Oh, it’s a gift to the people of port charles to have you back, mayor collins. How is jake doing? I’ve been thinking a lot about him, obviously, because of jason. He’s got to be having such a tough time. Jason’s death hit him really hard. And even though he wasn’t a hands-on, day-to-day dad, he was still a presence in his life. Jake always knew he was there, and now he’s not. Look, I wouldn’t blame jake, or you, for that matter, for resenting me because jason died trying to save my life. Jason was the kind of man who always ran toward danger, not away from it. He died a hero, and even if jake can’t appreciate that right now, one day, he’ll be able to see the amazing legacy his dad left him. You know, it’s just really bad timing — almost a year to the day when the boys lost their stepdad. That is a lot of loss. The kind that makes kids grow up fast — probably too fast. Yeah, it’s been rough. What about you? Not only did you lose jason, you and franco were really close when you were little boys. It’s a lot to wrap my head around. I mean, I’m so incredibly grateful to be home with my daughter, but to lose jason and franco… …it’s a lot. Relax, it’s just a friendly visit. Charlotte and i have discussed, and she knows that bailey was never my daughter. Bailey’s not my sister, but that doesn’t mean I stopped loving her. Funny thing is, when papa first told me I was gonna be a big sister, I wasn’t excited. I didn’t like the idea of having to share my father. But then bailey was born, and I couldn’t help but fall in love with her.

[ Chuckles ] I know the feeling. I mean, look at her. She’s just lightened up at the sound of your voice, charlotte. Yours, too, valentin. I bought this for bailey when I thought she was my sister, but I still want her to have it. Trina: I’m sorry, mr. Cassadine, I don’t have time to talk. I need to get back to campus. Trina, wait, please. Just five minutes. That’s all I’m asking. What do you want? Ava values your judgment. I have a choice to make, and I’m not sure which is the right one for ava’s christmas present. I don’t know how to choose. The emerald… …or the rubies. Which one says ava? You know what? I’ve changed my mind. Forget the drink. Not on my account? Oh, no, I do wish you wouldn’T. After all, it is the festive season, and we are family. Shouldn’t we be getting to know each other a little better? Did you follow me here? I did. I cannot lie. I was gonna drop by wyndemere and, uh, leave these gifts under the tree, but since my last reception there, I thought, um, well, maybe I could just leave them with you. What is that? Some kind of trojan horse?

[ Scoffs ] I wouldn’t know.

Ya russkiy. You have no idea how much I miss my family, and I want to hear everything about your freshman year at pcu. You will. And you, young man… I know. I know I’m a disappointment. No, not at all. Kevin told me that you made some mistakes. Right, kevin? And, uh, you were taking responsibility for your actions, and I’m proud of you for that. Welcome home, mayor collins. I’m not sure if you remember me. How could I forget my grandson’s special someone? Excuse me. Hey, you know, I just love family reunions and all, but right now, just a gentle reminder there’s a line of kids waiting to talk to santa. So could we, you know, hurry up a bit? I’m gonna pass out deception samples to the parents to buy time. You guys go entertain them. Could you just, like, juggle, throw things? I don’t care. Just do something. Make them happy. Happy, happy. Thank you. Oh, I hate to disappoint anyone, but santa could use a little one-on-one time with mrs. Claus. Me, too.

[ Chuckles ] So I brought santa’s understudy. Psst! Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho! And a belly full of jelly and all that — that seasonal jazz.

[ Laughs ] Alright, you two, go, beat it. Santa baby’s got this. Let me at ’em. Thank you, martin. Merry christmas. Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho! Merry christmas, y’all!

Can I go see the gingerbread house? It’s even bigger than last year. Yeah, it sure is. Is it? Okay, you can go have a look, alright? But, hey, don’t touch! Okay.

[ Chuckles ] I’m watching you. Aw, come on. I think she’s — she knows better than to stick her finger in the gingerbread, especially since she has you wrapped around it.

[ Chuckles ] I’m not gonna try denying that. My daughter has a place in my heart I didn’t even know it existed. It’s lovely to see. You’ve made a wonderful home for her. She’S… given me more than I could ever give back to her in return. Aww. Well, that’s what kids do. You know, no one’s ever gonna replace robin for me. But they do grow up and have children of their own and maybe even sometimes their own christmas tree. Are you trying to make me sad thinking about violet as an adult? It’s inevitable, whether you like it or not. Makes me wonder who’s gonna sit around the fire with you on those long winter nights. Or have you already found her? I know if franco were here, he’d say you repaid him 10 times over for his protecting you when you were little boys. All I did was offer my friendship. Yes, but to most people, franco was still an outsider, and you always treated him with respect and kindness. And that was everything. Hmm. I’m just sorry that I got stuck in that prison in crete. I mean, just maybe if I had… escaped earlier, I could have stopped peter from doing his worst. The boys would still have their stepdad, and…jake would still have his father.

Noel but at least you’re back home… and it’s over, thank goodness. That’s my fault for looking backwards. I vowed… coming home, that I would not be a prisoner of the past. Sounds like a very smart idea. So how about you? Is it too soon, or are you ready to turn the page and find someone special? Why don’t you put this gift under the big tree in the foyer? Okay? I’ll make sure bailey gets it christmas morning. Uh, we have another gift, as well. You didn’t have to do that. I didn’T. That’s for monica. That’s from yuri. How sweet. Guess he didn’t realize monica doesn’t drink. Can I give bailey a ride in her stroller? I promise not to go too fast. Sure. I think she’d like that. I’m gonna show her the big tree and teach her how to say “merry christmas” in french.

[ Laughing ] Okay. Thank you for letting charlotte spend some time with bailey. She’s putting on a brave face, but this has not been easy for her, letting go. Yeah, know the feeling. Brook lynn, are you sad? I don’t know why, because this christmas, you have everything you could ask for. Don’t you? Trina: If money’s not an object, don’t break up the set. Nothing says christmas like red and green.

[ Chuckles ] Well, you not only have ava’s taste, you have her nerve. No wonder she likes you so much, and you’re right. She can wear one on christmas and the other on new year’s eve. Thank you. Wait, you said there’s nothing you wouldn’t do for ava, so why can’t you do the same for spencer? I’m so glad you didn’t cancel your drink. I don’t blame you for being skeptical, but, uh, well, the best christmas gift I have is not in the shopping bags. You’re leaving town, are you?

[ Sighs ]

[ Chuckles ] You’ll have to wait and see. It’s a surprise. But if it brings peace and goodwill to all men, then, well, perhaps it’s the perfect gift for the whole family. Unless, of course, you think it’s in nikolas’ best interests, and your own, for spencer to remain at odds with his father. Well, that’s between nikolas and spencer. Oh, now, you know better than that, ava. Nikolas is torn between love for his wife and love for his son. I thought you could see past spencer’s transgressions, chalk his, um — his theatrics up to just being part of his cassadine dna. He used my little girl. That’s more than a transgression, as far as I’m concerned. Call it a mistake, call it a bad decision, but that young man has a lot of potential. The real crime — peter let it go to waste. From where I see it, it’s up to his elders to do what’s best for him. Oh. The way you did what’s best for hayden and her mother? Alright, let’s stay good while we’re in line, okay? It’s almost time. We don’t want to be added to the naughty list this late in the year, right? Okay, good. Wow. Seems like your talents are really wasted waiting tables at kelly’S. You have a bright future as a traffic cop. Well, you heard what mayor collins said. Spence does have a bright future ahead of him. Well, if great uncle victor comes through for me, I think you might be right. What do you mean, “come through”? Guys, would you just look at kevin? He is really giving it his all. I think this is the best year ever. Um, well, lucy, you should know that — you know what? I just remembered — treats. We’re almost out of all the christmas goodies. Could you guys dash over to kelly’s, just grab a few in case the kids try to stampede, you know?

[ Cameron stammers ] No, please, just treats, anything. Candy canes would be really nice! Alright, I’ll take care of it. You go back to your daddy now. Thank you. Okay. [ Chuckles ] Why, santa, what’s come over you? Rudolph’s nose isn’t the only thing that glows. Ha, ha, ha, ha. Later, blitzen. I still have my civic duty to do. I have to light up the community christmas tree. I know. But tell me, how is it you were able to come home now after all this time? Well, um… as it turns out, uh, the, uh, safe house… …was not that safe. There was an attempt on our lives.

[ Scoffs ] What? Uh, yeah. The fbi have the woman who attacked us, and they say that it was just a one-off and there’s nobody else out there who’s coming after us. But yesterday… I took a little trip to the midwest, and I… I went to see cyrus in prison, and I confronted him. He swears that he had nothing to do with this. He told me that he’d found god.

[ Chuckles dryly ] Of course he did. He’s lying. He’s not lying? I don’t know. He was really convincing. I just — I can’t be sure.

[ Sighs ] Kevin… cyrus isn’t the only threat out there. There’s another one looming… and it’s right inside our own family. Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s santa.

Violet is so spellboundby the gingerbread house, she’s forgotten all about her dessert. Oh, way to dodge the question. What question? You know, you’re a wonderful doctor. You could be a genius, actually. Mm. But when it comes to your feelings, you’re a little clueless. Mm. I said to you that I was really glad that you and elizabeth didn’t have peter’s death on your conscience, not to mention any of the legal ramifications, but it really is just a lousy way to start a relationship. Hm. Awkward first date. Mm. Elizabeth and I, um, in that sense… don’t have a relationship. Oh. Okay. I’m sorry, I misread the signals. It’s really none of my business. Okay. But in the spirit of full disclosure, that could change, if and when she’s ready. Are you ready? Are we really gonna do this? Is that who we are now, exes that talk about our, uh, current love life? I don’t know if I’m ready for that. No? No. Oh. How about you? Are you…over me? You look over me. So are you seeing someone new? We’re talking about you and elizabeth.

[ Laughs ] Now who’s dodging the questions? Elizabeth: I’ve got my hands full with work, not to mention being a single mom to three willful, brilliant, and slightly impossible boys. So, in other words, there is someone. There might be. Hm.

If I was looking, but I’m not looking. And with christmas and new year’s, there’s just so many reminders of franco. You’re doing it again. Doing what? What we said we wouldn’t do — looking backwards at the past. You said that. I never did.

[ Both chuckle ] Well, your wedding ring says it all for you. Look, speaking as someone who knows what it’s like to love you and to be loved by you in return, whoever he is… he doesn’t know what he’s missing.

Noel if I’m emotional, it’s because of the christmas blues. Haven’t you heard, for some people, it’s the most depressing time of year? Yeah, well, maybe for those people. They don’t have a beautiful daughter like bailey. Don’t get me wrong, I know how blessed I am, but… seeing the hurt on charlotte’s face, I just… I hate knowing I’m responsible. Believe it or not, I hate knowing what I did to you, too. Well, you got the elq shares. I didn’t do it for the shares. I mean, I — I did, but that wasn’t the only reason. And what is the other reason? I mean, maybe it would make sense if bailey’s real father was dangerous, was a threat, and you lied to protect her. Chase is about as upstanding a man as you’re gonna find, so what is your other justification for convincing me that bailey was my daughter? You once said that you were glad spencer had a friend like me, but you’re the one spencer looks up to. It’s your approval that means the world to him and your disapproval that crushes him. So while you’re giving out christmas presents this year, why don’t you give spencer what he really wants? And what’s that? A second chance. What are you doing here? What’s going on? I take care of my family. Don’t you do the same? Whatever it takes? I’m no threat to you, ava, only to those who threaten the people we both love. You’re good. Little too good for my taste. Now, if you’ll excuse me… I’m off to meet nikolas for a little harmless holiday cheer. Ah, the tree lighting at rice plaza. I’m headed that way myself. Perhaps you’ll allow me to escort you. It’s quite all right. It’s a short walk. Oh, come on, ava, we’re both headed the same way. What’s that quaint phrase you americans have? Safety in numbers? It may be the festive season, but danger still lurks behind every corner. Tell me about it. Oh, by the way, the — the british accent, it’s a real nice touch. Oh, thank you. I worked hard to achieve it… as I do everything else.

In the new year well, I’m not sure I can get you everything on the list, but my reindeer and i will do our best. Merry christmas. Go on back to your — your mother and your father. They’re gonna need all the help they can get. Finally. Santa baby… guess what… …I want for christmas? So it’s true, then. Victor’s been released. Apparently. He made a deal with the wsb. Mm. Traded information for freedom. No surprise there. He’s a very clever negotiator. From what I hear, he’s been ingratiating himself with both nikolas and spencer.

[ Sighs ] That’s what I’ve been afraid of. So you think he might be up to something other than reuniting his family?

[ Sighs ] Experience has taught me that when the cassadines are playing nice… that’s when they’re the most dangerous.

Wait a minute. There’s something very different about you, santa.

[ Sighs ] Do tell. You are not kevin.

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Uh, the tree lighting. Right.Ah. Yeah. Be right there. Sure. You know, if you’re right about victor, maybe you should sit this one out until we know more. No, no, no, no. I’m done hiding. I was away from you and my community for too long. Besides, victor is definitely gonna think that he’s untouchable, and I’m just gonna let him continue to think that until I know what game he’s playing. Haven’t you ever done the wrong thing for all the right reasons? I was trying to protect bailey. Is bailey in some kind of danger? I helped the baby nurse put bailey down for her nap. I forgot how much I enjoyed doing that. Papa, can we go now? Yes, you know what? Don’t — don’t let me hold you up. Charlotte, that was so sweet of you to give the gift. Thank you so much, and I do have something for you. It’s just — hasn’t come yet. It’s on back order. This conversation isn’t over. Merry christmas, valentin.

[ Door closes ] Anna: You’re right. I shouldn’t be asking you about your personal life any more than you should be asking me about mine. So you have one. No. Personal life? No, no, not at all. Uh-huh, uh-huh. Mnh-mnh. Since we broke up, you know… mm-hmm. …I’ve been halfway around the world and back trying to bring peter to justice, so I haven’t had time for anything else. Mmm. From what I understand, you’ve managed to, um… spend some time with valentin cassadine. He was with you, um, on your search for peter, and I-I know you didn’t leave his bedside after he was shot. I was concerned about him. Mm, mm-hmm. Hey, look, you know what I think of the guy, but that doesn’t matter. I probably don’t think anyone’s good enough for you.

[ Chuckles ] But… it would seem you guys have been… circling each other for years. Maybe you want to take some time to figure out why.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, my god. Drew. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You cannot tell me that this is cameron. Do not say it. You do not get to tell me how much I have grown. I wouldn’t dream of it. Get in here!

[ Chuckles ] Aw! I-I-I would love to to — catch up right now, but, um, as you can see, I’m currently in the service of santa, and the north pole is dangerously low on treats right now. If I know monica, I’m sure she’s already locked you in for christmas dinner at the quartermaines, but if you’re up for it, come by our house for dessert. Aiden’s baking up a storm. Oh. I would love that. Thank you. In the meantime, merry christmas, guys. Oh, um, I would leave through the back entrance, actually. I would not want to get caught between spencer and his dad right now.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Your dad was just asking for my opinion. About what? Me? Where I’m living? Where I’m working? No. He was asking about a gift for ava.

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so are you one of our volunteers playing tonight? I am. Welcome. I organized the gig, epiphany johnson. Ah, marshall ashford. Uh, nice to make your acquaintance, dr. Johnson.

[ Chuckles ] Wow. I mean wow. Is all of this for — just for dinner with aunt stella? Well, I don’t want to get on that woman’s bad side ever again. Understood. Well, you have my aunt’s seal of approval. You know that, right? Mm-hmm. You look like you’re in a good mood. Yeah. I’m glad to see it. I’ve just been more relaxed lately. Well, it probably helps to know that you and drew are going to work together to unravel the mystery of your father. Nobody really likes the non-alcoholic wassail, but alan wanted it every christmas. So in case anyone wants to spice it up, I’ve got some high-octane vodka. Wow. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. You don’t have to pretend that everything’s fine. I know how hard this christmas is for you without jason.

[ Door opens ] Look who’s here for her first night of christmas. Oh, she is adorable.

[ Shushing ] I miss jason more than I can say. But I’m so grateful for the rest of the family. I’m even more grateful to have you home. Well, hello, gorgeous.

[ Chuckles ] Hi. I heard a rumor that santa was really good to you. Oh, very good. In fact, I think he spoiled her this year.

[ Bailey fussing ] Aw. -Ah. -Yay, babe. -This one. -Let’s open it. Here you go, danny. -Thank you. -Aww. I love it! -Oh! -Yay. Good. I’m glad. A tambourine. Who thought that was a good idea? Uh, anyone? What?

[ Chuckles ] It’s — I mean, really. Hey, um… scout, why don’t you open the gift from molly and tj? Okay. Well, I guess kristina isn’t the only one to blame, because tj and i had a very similar idea. Huh? Alexis: Oh! Ooh, let’s see. Oh, no. Come on. Oh, you can do it. You can do it. You can do it. Yes. Why am I scared? You’re going to love it! Rip it! Don’t say it’s another noisemaker. Oh, what is it? What is it? Oh. Mommy, look! Yeah! An accordion. How about that? Yeah. What in the world were you thinking well, when you were away with dante — tj, kristina, and I had scout danny over one afternoon to give them a little break from the quartermaines. Uh-huh. And possibly to give the quartermaines a break from them. Tj: We found a kids’ show on tv all about musical instruments. Scout just fell in love with the show. Yeah, I mean, she was even, like, pretending to play along with imaginary instruments. Scout wasn’t the only one. Mm. I see. It’s true.

[ Laughter ] Mom, look what grandma alexis got me. -Wow! -Yes. Bongos!

[ Accordion and bongos playing ] Amazing, mom! Thank you. For the musical interlude? Uh, for giving me the best christmas I’ve had in a very long time. Both of us. I was drunk last year. And I was in prison. I’d like to propose a toast. To new beginnings. Hey! I thought you a lready gavegeorgie and james their gifts. Uh, this isn’t for james or georgie. It’s for louise. A swiss christmas angel waiting for her when she comes home. Wow, liesl. That’s, um — that’s very sweet. Yeah, I’m sure louise will come home soon, and you can give it to her in person. I look forward to the day. Well, what about you,

liebling? How dare those people not let you see wiley on christmas. Michael corinthos is trying to put you in prison. This could be your last chance to be with your grandson. I don’t think he likes it at all. Yeah, clearly, he hates it.

[ Laughs ] That’s it. Worst christmas ever. Well, I think there are plenty of gifts under the tree wiley can open.

[ Indistinct conversation ] Rocco, is everything okay? What’s up, bud? I was riding my bike past the guardhouse and the guard stopped me and gave me this. He said it’s for wiley. Let me guess. Nina? Yeah. Yeah, it is. So, I’m — I’m glad that you came by and celebrated christmas with — with the family. Yeah. Yeah, me, too. You know, last year, uh, I dropped presents off, and that’s when carly told me you were missing. Yeah, well, last year was not a-a good time for any of us, but I’m sure carly appreciated your company. You know, I actually had an ulterior motive. I found out that you had secretly paid for lulu’s and my house. Ah. [ Chuckles ] And I wanted to thank you. Well — so here I am a year later. Thank you for our home. And for coming back to yours. Yeah. Take it easy, buddy. Don’t look at me like that… what’s going on?

I remember when scout was this age. Those were such good times. I understand you had a visit from your daughter the other day. I did. Sam brought her by. She actually found my favorite christmas ornament, the star on the top of the tree in the nook. Apparently, it was in the playroom. Rocco was using it as a sheriff’s badge.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I’m not surprised it was scout that tracked it down. Mm. You want to know my favorite part of christmas? What? Helping scout put that star on the tree. Want me to spike some of this wassail for you?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, my bad. Good morning to you, too, detective chase. Okay, would you mind just turning around, please? No, thank you. I don’t want anything from you. Ms. Gilmore, I need to get your signature on this. What is it? Assurance that someone will be staying with you for the next 24 hours. It’s policy. For your protection. Brando will do that. Ma, would you, um… take sasha’s bag down to my car? I parked on level A. We’ll meet you down there. Sure thing, honey.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Um, hey. Um, you know, you just had surgery. And — and I think deanna’s right. Someone should be with you. Please, sasha. Come home with me.

[ Accordion and bongos playing ]

[ Molly laughs ] Danny, scout, why don’t you go into the kitchen and get cookies for grandma monica’s? Yeah? Alexis: Ooh! Thank you. That’ll be a full house at the quartermaines’. They’ll have a big audience. Will dante be there? Uh, yeah, with rocco. So, I heard drew is living there, too. Is that going to be a problem for you? Why would it be? Well, you know, the two men in your life.

All is bright I mean, talk about an embarrassment of riches, dante and drew. Ew, how old are you guys?

[ Chuckles ] Come on. Drew and I are focused on scout and only scout. Dante is okay with that. I hope so. Uh, I’m sure last christmas wasn’t easy for you. Yeah, you mean everything with lulu? I wish I was there for you.

[ Sighs ] Well, you know what? You’re here now, with your family where you belong. Nothing better than family. Speaking of — oh, olivia’S… expecting you? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Hey, rocco, come on, buddy, we got to go. Thanks for my presents. They’re really cool. Wiley: You’re welcome. Carly: Bye, rocco. Do you think that they’re upset nina got wiley a gift? I think they expected it. I suspect they’re thinking about sasha and brando. Mm, we all are. What happened to their baby is just awful. Do you think that sasha and brando will come by later?

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. I invited them. I doubt they’re feeling up to it. They’ll be here. You and I said goodbye to liam together. You’re the only one who knows exactly what I’m feeling. So, um… yes, I — I’ll go home with you. But just for tonight.

[ Car alarm chirps ]

let’s get sasha home. We have one quick stop to make first. Where? You won’t be sorry, I promise. Nurse johnson, mr. Ashford.

[ Laughs ] Although sometimes I feel I could teach the doctors a thing or two. Well, I have no doubt, nurse johnson.

[ Chuckles ] Are you a musician? Is that why you’re in charge of the volunteer gig? No. I do it to show the patients some joy on this very special night. Well, I’m sure they’re very appreciative of your thoughtfulness.

[ Chuckles ] Do you play? Oh, no, I’m a singer. Oh, so you’ll be singing with the band tonight. No band. Just a combo. No vocalist. Oh. That’s general hospital’s tradition. I’m a firm believer that some traditions are made to be broken.

[ Chuckles ] I believe you mean rules. Ah, what are rules, if nothing but traditions.

[ Laughs ] The other volunteers are already up on the 10th floor. We will start there and work our way down. Great.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Thank you for listening to me as I go on about my father. You’re welcome. Marshall unnerved me at first, too. Did something happen between the two of you that I need to know about? Curtis, you had a lot on your mind. I really didn’t want to bother you. But marshall appeared at the metro court when I was having breakfast with trina. He had no business talking to you while you were with your daughter. Curtis, it was fine.

[ Sighs ] So what did he say? Well, he admitted to trina that he abandoned you, your mother, and your brother when you were very young. How did trina handle that? It made her think of her father and why taggert made us believe that he was dead. Well, in taggert’s defense, he did have a more compelling story, and he wasn’t gone as — nearly as long as my father was. Yeah, but the point being is that trina… forgave her father. She’s spending christmas night with him. Yeah. Well, that’s not going to happen with me and my father. So, we will be setting up over here. Let’s not get into it about wiley, not today. It’s christmas. I just don’t see how that family can be so uncharitable. I would have thought they’d make an exception on christmas and let you see that beautiful little boy. Well, we all know that carly has a big problem with me, and that was true even before everything that happened in nixon falls. So I just dropped wiley’s gift off at sonny’s on my way here, at the guardhouse. I wouldn’t dare go inside. Okay, let’s think about a way we could possibly finesse this situation. I thought you said willow was an ally. I mean, you told me she let you see wiley at rice plaza. Yeah, she did. But I’m afraid that she will probably never let me see wiley again. Why? What changed? Whoa. Nice toy there, wiley. Yep. I love to see you having fun. Where’d you get that? Um, I got it from the bag. Oh, yeah? Uh, nina. She dropped it off with one of the guards. So, is everything set for tomorrow? Everything’s in order for nina’s preliminary hearing? Good. That’s what I like to hear. What are you doing out there?! It’s freezing! It’s, uh — it’s handled. I hope so. Business on christmas is not allowed. This is our day to be together and appreciate each other. Yeah. Hey, I am all for that.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get it. I’m so tired. I can’t believe how early the girls got us up this morning looking for santa. Man, they started like a little after 5:00. Yeah, we were able to hold them off till 6:30. Thank god.

[ Laughs ] Josslyn: Look who’s here. Carly: Hey.

[ Echoing ]

tree, huh?Mm-hmm. You must be feeling pretty good, all settled into your new place. Ah, it’s a little sparse on furniture, but it’s got a great view of the harbor, and it’s an easy walk to the office. Where’s your office? Ready to be surprised? Uh, attention, everyone. Christmas isn’t over yet, okay? Uh, I have a really great gift for port charles. You are looking at the new publisher of the invader. I’m so happy to see you both. Oh, my goodness. Merry christmas. You look so beautiful. And look at you, man. You look so handsome. That jacket — that is a beautiful jacket. You look just like your dad. Thanks. I-I really begged santa for this jacket. I bet you did. Missing your dad right now, aren’t you? Yeah. Hey, man, if it makes you feel any better at all, I want you to know that your dad was just such an incredible hero and he was so, so proud of you. And I know that you — you used to love to go see the ‘chucks play, so maybe one day this summer, that — I don’t know, I could take you to a game. Danny said he’d come to the games with me and my dad. Well, hey, buddy, we can all, uh, take in a game together, right? How’s that sound? Yeah, that, uh — that sounds great. I’d love that. Merry christmas to you, really. Yeah, merry christmas. Good to see you guys. Yeah, you, too. Uh, we got to find your grandmother so you can thank her for that baseball glove and those cleats. Mm. Hey, guys. Hey, did I say something to offend you, or did you not like the christmas gift I got you? You mean the meditation app? I mean, why would I hate that? I’m obviously someone who loves to sit still and chant om for 100 hours. Okay, you just seemed so down in the steam room that I thought it might help, but clearly, I can’t do anything right with you right now. It’s not that. It’s not anything. Just stop making this about you. I don’t want to push the wiley issue, you know, on willow and put her in the middle. Willow is a grown woman. If she’s allowed you to visit wiley before, why wouldn’t she allow it again? Aunt liesl, forget it. It’s not going to happen. Wait, why not? We had a friendship, you know, back in nixon falls, when he didn’t know who he was. And we had a bond when he thought — can you just — can you just tell me what you overheard? Enough to know that you and sonny fell in love, and you don’t regret it. Trust me. I can’t ask willow for any more special favors. She’s already doing enough for me. Not that I can see. It’s christmas day, and she hasn’t lifted a finger to give you time with your precious grandson. I’m going to give that willow a piece of my mind. Sasha, brando, I’m so glad you guys could make it. You, too, gladys. Josslyn, can you help me with their coats? Yeah, of course. I just — I need to get something from the car. Yeah. I’m so glad you’re here. I am. Oh. Me, too. Willow: Me, three. Michael: Mm-hmm, me, four. Hey. [ Chuckles ] Thanks for having us. Hey, man. No problem. Um, listen, we’re — we’re all in this together, okay? As you know, liam mike was a beautiful boy, and I can tell you right now, he is with his uncle mike. That’s what I said to him when I said —

[ Sighs ] I am so sorry about liam. If anyone knows what it’s like, it’s you. This will sound totally cliché, but it’s true. Someday you will be able to live with the pain. And you will find yourself smiling again.

[ Door shuts ] I hope you got room under the tree. I shopped.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for opening your house up to us. I hijacked them just like you asked me to.

In excelsis deo we just wanted to help you out, you know, distract you a little bit since it’s your first night out of the hospital. I realized when I stepped in here and saw all your faces… this is exactly where I needed to be. I hope you feel the same. I heard that you felt like you didn’t have a family. You’re wrong. Sonny: Sasha… you’re part of the family now. That’s right. Welcome to the family.

Scout! I love this so much. Thank you. She picked it out herself. I know she did, because hot pink is her favorite color. Now — and now it’s mine, too. That was bad, wasn’t it? Hold on. Help me. Fix this up a little bit for me. Got it? There. There. Better? That’s better. Yeah, it is. Thank you. Grandma says there’s cake in the nook. Oh, no.

[ Gasps ] I want cake. Can I get some cake? Absolutely. There’s also some presents under the little tree in the nook. You might want to check those out, too, guys. Come on. Go ahead, scout. What did I do now? Nothing. You know, how about we do something I know will get me out of my bad mood and make me remember why it is so important we are in this fix? I’m all for that.

[ Sighs ] Okay, stefan, this is marshall, and he plays the clarinet. What’s up, man? The hospital does this every christmas. Yeah, I know. Musicians volunteer to entertain the patients. Did you know that your father played the clarinet? Absolutely not. There’s probably a lot that you don’t know about your father. And maybe it isn’t all bad. What kind of christmas songs do you like to sing? I already told you, this isn’t my gig. I heard you, but maybe one tune? Come on. Everybody loves the lyrics to christmas tunes. You told me you do this to bring joy to your patients. Why not double the fun? Sing for them. You bought the invader? How? I-I’m not the owner. I-I’m the administrator of the nonprofit that owns the invader. O-okay, but when and how did you become the administrator of a nonprofit? Well, I have my ways.

[ Laughs ] Well, I’d say congratulations, but I’m pretty sure your nonprofit just bought itself a boatload of problems. Yeah, I mean, the invader’s philosophy is to just exploit and embarrass anyone and everyone. Well, I’m going to give

the invader a new mission — to expose injustice. I’m going to make the invader a platform to advocate for the greater good. Maybe I should have gotten you a cape for christmas, mr. Superhero. Well, christmas ain’t over, son. You still got time.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] Hey. Mom, are you okay with this? Why wouldn’t I be? Because shawn’s found his purpose, and you’re still looking for yours. Alright, kristina, have you ever heard of the word tact? Mom, I promise, you are going to have an important role in the world again. She already does. As our mom. It’s true. No, no, no! Enough! Do not call willow! Let it — just let it go. I will not let you stand there missing your grandson. Give me my phone back! No! I’m not giving you your phone! Stop, stop! It is christmas. You two need to behave.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry, my dear maxie. The last thing I want is to upset you. Yeah. The same. I’m sorry. Okay, can you just not pursue this with willow? I will give you back your phone. Just let this be the end of it. If I can’t get this thrown out in the preliminary stage, then I don’T… have much of a defense. I wish I knew something, anything, so that I could turn the D.A.’S narrative right on its head. How is this? I believe nina and sonny fell in love.

[ Spits ]

[ Knock on door ] Scott: I’m here, my dove. Oh. I don’t think he was talking to us. No, I don’t think so, either. Ah. Oh, I was just working on nina’s preliminary hearing. I’ve missed my dear linzer torte since opening our naughty gifts this morning. I need some private time with my sweet, noble savage. Wow. No kidding. Hey, let’s go home and play. Playtime can wait. What? Someone knows sonny and nina were in love in nixon falls. I wanted to give you this in private. What is it?

[ Chuckles ] I wrote you a letter, uh, just saying how happy I am that you’re part of my family. You know, kristina was here this morning, and donna and avery are upstairs asleep after a long day of opening christmas presents. And I love having so many sisters in my life, and that includes you. So I guess I-I just wanted you to know that.

[ Sighs ] Wow. [ Chuckles ] I, um — I never had a sister.

[ Chuckles ] And now I know what I’ve been missing. Thank you. Thank you, carly, for letting me into your family’s life and for forgiving me for my sins. Oh, forget all about that, okay? Sasha, you deserve so much happiness. And sonny and i can’t make up for what happened to you and brando. But we can do everything in our power to make things easier for you. I promise. You guys are amazing. Truly. I-I know you’ve both suffered losses. I mean, h-how do you even have room to be so generous with me and sasha? Because of the losses that we’ve been through, we can understand your loss. Jason and — and morgan will always be part of our lives, and we got no limit how many people we can love, right?

[ Wiley speaks indistinctly ] Look, uh, grief shouldn’t always be private. It should be shared so that maybe in some small way, it can be alleviated. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Excuse me. It’s rough, I know. Yeah. It is better with you here.

So, an ex-client of mine who apparently has lived in a bubble in the last year sent me this for christmas, huh? So I’m going to let you guys toast with the hard stuff, and I will stick with the soft stuff. Well, hey, mom, we can all toast shawn alcohol-free. I second that. I appreciate the solidarity, I do, but that’s not the way it works in the real world. People drink. People drink. Some people drink a lot. But now that I’m in the real world, I need to get used to it. It’s part of life. See what a smart domestic partner you have? Yes. Yeah, I do. I know he is. Alright, alright, so let’s just celebrate shawn and this beautiful christmas night together, okay? Hey. Are you nervous about your preliminary hearing tomorrow? Is it that obvious? I thought I was putting up a good front. No, it’s okay. I get it. The hearing’s supposed to give you an idea about how your trial’s going to go, but I thought the whole point of the hearing was for scott to get the charges thrown out. Yeah, but he’s not going to succeed. I mean, maxie, there’s too much evidence against me. I mean, I did lie to sonny all those months, just like I lied to his family. Still, I’m rooting for you. And I really, really appreciate you forgiving me for letting peter get away when he was in nixon falls. Peter was threatening james. You had no choice. Wowza. Are you sure tt willow tait knows about sonny and nina? Nina is good at keeping secrets, but she’s no match for me and my incredible intuitive skills. There must be a way for you to put willow on the stand. Well, it could take a little maneuvering, but I’m not sure it’s worth the risk. You wanted someone who could testify that sonny and nina were in love in nixon falls. I gave you that person. Yes, yes, yes. But how do we know that she’s going to tell the truth? I mean, she’s a corinthos, and she’s also a quartermaine, which is just as bad. I know she’d never do anything to hurt michael. Yes, but if she does get up on the stand and lies, it’s going to make things worse for nina. We have to try. Otherwise, my niece has no defense. Nina will go to prison. I will do anything for my schnitzel. Oh, please, not where innocent children might see. Mm. Well. Oh! Darn it. You know what I want for christmas? What? What do you want for christmas? I want peter to die. Today. Oh, okay. And then the very best present will come right after that. Your daughter will come home for christmas.

[ Knock on door ] Hi. Someone wanted to wish you a very merry christmas. Hi. Hi. Whatever happened between us in nixon falls, it has to come from me. And it will. Okay. I get it. But…despite all the pain that it caused — and I know that we’re going on with our lives — it’s just I need to let you know that the love that we shared is the purest thing that I’ve ever known in my life. And I am sorry — I am so sorry — but I could never… regret that. Candy for your thoughts? I was just thinking about how much I love you and this family. Well, I like those thoughts. I’ve been thinking. We — we created liam by accident, right? You know, during one crazy, impulsive night. And, you know, we could have gone our separate ways after that. But liam brought us together. Now that he’s gone… …I don’t want to lose you, too. I love you, sasha gilmore. I love you with everything inside of me. But if I’m too painful of a reminder of liam, then — then walk away. No harm, no foul. I-I won’t want to make our loss even worse for you, but I am — I’m hoping that something good can come from our son’s short time on this planet. Liam left us a legacy. He left us each other. I love you, too, brando.

Well? You are getting on my last nerve.

[ Sighs ] Okay, let’s do “o christmas tree.”

O christmas tree, o christmas tree

thy leaves are so unchanging

o christmas tree, o christmas tree

thy leaves are so unchanging

not only green when summer’s here

but in the coldest time of year

o christmas tree, o christmas tree

thy leaves are so unchanging okay. Here we go. Okay. To shawn. Hear, hear. And to alexis. I wouldn’t be here, with tj, with my family,

o christmas tree if not for her.

Such pleasure do you bring me cheers. -Cheers. -Cheers.

O christmas tree, o christmas tree

such pleasure do you bring me

for every year this christmas tree

brings to us such joy and glee

o christmas tree, o christmas tree dad, look what I got. Mm. Oh, sweet. You know, I think your old man might actually be able to beat you at this. Eh, but will you, though?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I will.

[ Chuckles ] And that is your dad on his motorcycle. I’m gonna learn how to ride that when I’m old enough. Well, all you have to do is be very careful and enjoy every single moment of it. That’s what he would want.

[ Sighs ] Just give me one more bite. One more bite. One more? One more bite.

[ Laughs ] No more.

[ Indistinct conversations, laughter ]

O christmas tree, o christmas tree

you’ll ever be unchanging

you’ll ever be unchanging

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