GH Transcript Tuesday, October 26, 2021

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[ Gasps ] Well, what do you think?

[ Elizabeth laughs ] Daddy! Look what aunt elizabeth brought us! Hot-house-presents! Otherwise known as housewarming gifts. Ahh.

[ Laughs ] Aren’t they pretty? Yes, they are pretty. I didn’t even know we needed decorative pillows. Oh, no, they’re not decorative pillows. They’re throw pillows. So you can toss them on the floor when you guys are watching movies. Ahh. And eat popcorn!

[ Elizabeth laughs ] Thank you, aunt elizabeth. You’re welcome. Yeah, thank you, aunt elizabeth. What would I do without you? Cheer up, spence. At least your step-grandfather paid your bail. Why does everything have to come with a condition? Is what kevin’s asking really that bad? I mean, you’re no longer in jail. You’re free to have a decent cup of coffee, the pastry of your choice. How am I free when kevin is making me get a job? You know, I thought I’d seen the last of the quartermaines when I signed over my father’s claim to elq. For what it’s worth, I think you made the right choice. You are much better off practicing medicine rather than getting embroiled in corporate infighting. But I’m not practicing medicine because the ethics committee has yet to review brook lynn’s retraction. I don’t know what you’re doing here, ned, but I am not going back to pautuck once the suspension is lifted. Actually, I came here for a much more important reason.

[ Sighs ] Sorry I’m late. I had a meeting at deception. It’s no biggie. I’m surprised you wanted to get a drink. Well, we are celebrating austin’s dropping of his claim on elq. What made austin change his mind?

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Beep ] Brook lynn: I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter.

[ Smooches ] The deception meeting was not without its drama. I had to have a little chat with gladys about brook lynn. Gladys doesn’t think that brook lynn is as maternal as she should be. I can only imagine what’s in store for us when our baby is born. Anyway, since the meeting is over, do you feel like meeting for dinner? Great. I’ll see you later.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Willow. Hi. Hi. Are you meeting michael? No, I’m just… taking a break. From the quartermaines, the corinthoses, or both? Actually… from michael. So, ms. Reeves waived extradition, and she’s on her way to pennsylvania. She will be all yours soon. Yeah. I arranged for the money to get transferred to your campaign fund. Good luck on your run for, uh, state attorney general. Yeah, I-I think that prosecuting nina reeves is the right high-profile case you need to bump you up in the polls. Yeah. Um, uh, take care. Everything okay? Yeah. Couldn’t be better. Big move, having nina arrested. Well, someone had to.

Is that about wiley? Look. If nina’s contact with wiley is limited due to her legal status, that is a collateral benefit. But I brought the case to D.A. Sheridan’s attention because nina’s actions were criminal and she deserves to face legal consequences. I couldn’t agree more. I just hope that D.A. Sheridan can get justice for — for avery and donna. I mean, two little girls who thought their father was dead and are so confused that they think that their grandpa mike’s gonna come back to them the same way that you did. You know, justice for dante and kristina a-and — and josslyn. And for you, mom. F-for jason. For everybody who mourned you, dad. And for everyone’s lives who was upended because nina kept you away from us. Well, nina is obviously a very troubled woman, and she — and she’s sorry for her actions. Come on, dad. It’s an act. No, I’m just saying — no, it’s an act. Trust me. Look. Right after you returned, she pulled a stunt that reminded me so much of nelle, my blood ran cold. Look. I gave nina chance after chance, and she betrayed my trust. So, yes, I brought nina’s actions in nixon falls to the attention of somebody who’s in a position to do something about it. What’s going on with you and michael? I thought you guys were solid. So did I. But you don’t need to be burdened with my problems. Okay? You have a job and a baby to deal with. Besides, I shouldn’t talk about michael behind his back. I totally understand. I will just ask one more question, and then you can tell me to shut up. Does this thing between you and michael have anything to do with nina’s arrest? You heard? The port charles press sent out a notification. I can’t say it comes as a surprise. I know how much grief nina caused by not revealing sonny was alive. It’s — it’s less the arrest that troubles me than the fact that michael was behind it. That does not sound like michael. I know. Did you…agree with michael’s decision? I-I don’t know. Uh — I get why he did it. But michael completely blindsided me. Well, austin’s circumstances changed. He realized he was better off dropping his lawsuit against my family. And how exactly did these circumstances change? Well, remember how you told me to engage austin in conversation? Hear him out about the leo thing? Of course. Wait. You actually listened to me?

[ Chuckles ] Shocking. I know. Right? Well, austin ended up blabbing his diagnosis about leo. Being on the autism spectrum. Yeah, which was none of my business, right? So austin violated hipaa laws, and now his medical license is suspended. And that somehow led to him dropping his claim to elq… how exactly? Ned: May I sit? Is this gonna take that long? Well, that depends. I’m here to talk to you about leo. Right. Leo. That sweet boy… that everybody pretends to care about but is really just a pawn in your family’s game. Leo is not a pawn to me. He is to your daughter. Yes, I know brook lynn coerced you into admitting that leo might be on the autism spectrum. I almost lost my medical license because of her. I know. And I’m sorry. Brook lynn can be, uh, single-minded when it comes to fighting for something that she wants. Right. Learned that the hard way. And my wife can be single-minded when it comes to her son, as you noticed. So I want to ask you, as a doctor, can you give me any suggestions to get her to see how you and I see leo? How I can get her to move beyond her denial? So we can help leo. What’s the matter? Things don’t taste as good when you have to worry about how to pay for them. Getting a job can’t really be that bad, spence. You can do anything you put your mind to. Remember when we sneaked out of school to attend fashion week in paris? Yeah, that was your idea, not mine. But you met all those designers, you know, chatted them up. They gave us a backstage tour. The cassadine name impresses. And with your name and those contacts, you could pitch crimson on covering menswear. It’s a woman’s magazine, esme. Hey. Idea number two. You can speak fluent french and a couple of other languages. You could be a matre d’ at the metro court. The international clientele would be very impressed. Carly won’T. She wouldn’t even let britt put us up overnight in her hotel room, remember? Okay. Idea number three. Give private riding lessons to the offspring of the rich and famous, like charlotte cassadine. Valentin loathes me already. No doubt he’ll be thrilled to entrust his daughter to someone awaiting trial for stalking. Okay, fine. I give up. What sort of job do you think you could get? What’s in the box in the kitchen? Oh, why don’t you guys go unpack it and find out? Yes!

[ Laughs ] Finn: Do I dare ask? Oh, it’s just kitchen utensils. You know, for cooking. At home. Wait a minute. People cook in their home? Yeah, you’d be surprised. And aiden is upgrading his cooking stuff all the time, so I just brought you the duplicates.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Yeah. Look what I found in the box!

[ Gasps ] What is that? It’s a cherry pitter, for taking the pits out of cherries. In case you want to make a fresh cherry pie. I do, I do!

[ Laughs ] Trust me, dr. Finn. Fresh cherries are way better than canned. Right. When can we make one? When can we make one? Well, as soon as aiden gives us his recipe and…helps us make it. Let’s go see what else is in the box. Before we do that, I have a surprise for you. Another surprise?

brothers and I went througha bunch of photos of our family. We thought you might like some, to remind you how crazy your cousins are about you. They’re not on your phone? Cool, right?

[ Laughs ] Well, uh, thank you for the cherry picker. Pitter. Pitter. It’s a pitter. It’s a pitter. And I brought you some pots and pans. Wow! That’s amazing. Well, we’re gonna need those, you know, ’cause I just — I-I went to this place called the, um… supermarket. Oh! And I bought actual groceries. Nice. Yeah. Hey, why don’t you stay for dinner, you and aiden? All right? Chase is coming over. You know? You could invite jake and cameron. Oh, well, thank you, but jake’s at art class and cameron is working tonight. Ahh. Well, then, how about you, me, chase, aiden, and violet? It’ll be a little camping-trip reunion without the plunge into the icy stream. Or scott falling from the sky.

[ Laughs ] I think we’re safe here. Then I accept. Okay. Is this you? Yeah, that’s mom. When she was little. Who’s this man next to her? I’m not sure, but I think that’s her dad. Online shopping is so convenient. Should I get the brown boots? Or the black?

[ Gasps ] Ooh. Red. Those are gorgeous. I’ll take the black and the red, and I’ll bill the charges to brook lynn quartermaine at deception.

[ Chuckles ] If you must know, I gave austin a choice. He could either drop his claim on elq or kiss his medical career goodbye. So your righteous indignation about austin revealing confidential medical information wasn’t so righteous at all. Nice one. Of course it was. Thank you. Two things can be true at once. I can care about leo and also use austin’s arrogant violation of hipaa rules to my advantage. I’m just saying I remember you bringing up medical privacy law, and I told you to go talk to austin anyway. Is that where you got the idea to maneuver austin into violating confidentiality? You want my help with leo? I’m sorry for laying this on you, especially after brook lynn boxed you into a corner. Oh, she sure did — forcing me to choose between my medical career and my father’s birthright. Hmm. Well, I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t feel boxed in myself. I can’t turn to monica because she’ll go directly to olivia, and I have to do whatever needs to be done to get leo the help he needs. I cannot confirm for you whether or not leo has autism. That’s up to a specialist to decide. Well, olivia refuses to take him to see one. She’s not the first mother to react that way.

[ Sighs ] Well, how do I get through to her? You know, ned. I don’t know what you’re doing here. You don’t need me. You don’t need my advice. You don’t need the opinion of another medical expert. You need a marriage counselor. I walked in on michael meeting with the district attorney for llantano county, pennsylvania. He wants to run for state attorney general, and michael donated money to his campaign. And in return, the D.A. Agreed to prosecute nina. But michael had promised me he wouldn’t make any decisions about nina as it related to wiley unless he and i talked it over first. And when I pointed that out to him, he claimed that having nina arrested was a legal matter that didn’t involve wiley. Seems like michael is splitting hairs. Doesn’t it? If nina gets convicted for lying about sonny, she’ll go to prison, which is the perfect way to keep her from wiley. So, I-I know you already know this, but nina was able to get in one last visit with wiley by just showing up at the house, acting like nothing had happened. There’s no question that nina took advantage of you and the family. Yeah, yeah. Now, unfortunately, nina has legal rights as wiley’s biological grandparent, and the last thing I want is an ugly family court battle with wiley in the center. You’re right. Keeping wiley protected is the most important thing here. Yeah, but keeping wiley protected doesn’t have to mean letting nina off the hook. I mean, her lies kept dad away from his family, from his life for nine months. I mean, that has to be illegal. And D.A. Sheridan thinks that he can make the case for identity fraud. Ohh. I agree with you, michael. I had it out with nina big-time. Yeah, and that’s all you did, though, mom. You had one angry confrontation when you had every right to take it a step further. I mean, you should have gone to the authorities about getting nina prosecuted. Honestly, I’m — I’m surprised that I got here before you did.

Okay. Forget the last… eight ideas. Truth is, getting a job is really about who you know. And who still likes you. There has to be someone in port charles who’s willing to cut you a break. Um, britt westbourne. She’s co-chief of staff at general hospital. Maybe she can hire me as her assistant. There you go. Give her a call. Okay. All right. No offense, but that’s probably something best done in private. Go for it. Hey, cam. Esme. Hey. I just wanted to say thanks for not turning your back on spence — you know, when you offered to speak to your grandfather about defending him. Look. I-I’m sorry that scott laughed at you. Spence has quite the reputation in port charles. Kind of deserved, don’t you think? All I’m asking for is some doctor’s advice on how to talk to olivia. I thought you cared about leo. I do care about leo. But olivia wasn’t listening to me. And brook lynn was threatening my medical license. And you don’t get to come here with your hat in your hand when you didn’t lift a finger to try and help me. I did not in any way encourage brook lynn or conspire with her, okay, to get you to sign away your claim. But I won’t deny that, business-wise, it works out in my favor. Am I supposed to applaud you for just being honest? Austin, I don’t blame you for being angry with me. But the truth is, we’re on the same side. We both want what’s best for leo. So can’t we just make peace for leo’s sake? Brook lynn: Austin is a doctor, okay? He knows perfectly well he’s not supposed to share patient information unless he gets permission from said patient. Now, if austin is too arrogant to keep his theory to himself, then he assumed the risk and has to live with the consequences. The point is, you manipulated austin into saying something that he shouldn’t right after you brought up hipaa restrictions to me. Why do you even care? It’s not like you’re a fan of his. Because austin’s a doctor. And he was worried about a patient, and you took advantage. Okay. That was harsh. Well, would it make you feel any better if I told you I did it for my dad? Ned can take care of himself. He doesn’t need your help. Look, and I know you’re — you’re feeling guilty because valentin got your shares of elq, but I think your dad’s forgiven you. When are you gonna forgive yourself, brook lynn? It’s not like I haven’t heard that one before. But you know what? It’s all good now. I’m retracting my claim that — that austin, you know, violated hipaa, and he can go back to practicing medicine again. You gave him a choice — his — his medical license or his claim to elq — and he chose his medical license. Doesn’t that tell you that his heart’s in the right place where leo is concerned?

[ Scoffs ] I think it shows he was backed into a corner, and he picked the sure thing, his medical career, instead of waiting around to see if the court, you know, sided with him and his claim. You’re not gonna give this guy any credit. Oh, please. Austin gatlin-holt is far from a poor, powerless little country doctor. He basically declared war on me. Is that your daddy? It is. I’m sorry, mom. That picture must have gotten mixed up with the other ones. Isn’t he my mommy’s daddy, too? She told me that his name was grandpa jeff. Your mommy was right. I know grandpa gregory. How come I don’t know grandpa jeff? Me and my brothers don’t spend any time with grandpa jeff, either, violet. Why not? He lives really far away. Daddy, can we go see him? Well, he’s a, um, really busy man. Too busy to meet me? Why can’t I meet my grandpa? You’re right. I should have done something. And believe me, I have stayed up at night thinking of ways to get back at nina. You didn’t come up with anything? I came up with a million things! And then I reconsidered. Why? Because I asked her to. It sure sounds like michael went full-on quartermaine. And corinthos. Obviously what nina did to his family hit him really hard. And I understand that. What I don’t understand is why michael shut me out. We had what I thought was a really good talk about the situation. We agreed that nina was totally in the wrong, but for wiley’s sake, the best thing we could do is not trouble, trouble. Nina hasn’t tried to see wiley since the truth came out. Why provoke her? Michael agreed. He even thanked me for my insight. And then he turned right around and got that D.A. Sheridan to have nina arrested without even asking to hear my thoughts on the matter. Dad, why? I thought it was enough that nina understands that she stays away from me and my family. And wiley? She knows that you’re gonna make the decision whether she has a relationship with wiley. And I-I — you know, I’m with you, whatever decision you make. Wait. Dad, do you have a problem with me reaching out to D.A. Sheridan? Actually, yeah, I do.

Willow, michael loves you. I know how much he was hurting when you married chase. I’m not doubting michael’s love. But for the first time, I feel like he hid something from me, went behind my back, led me to believe one thing while he was doing something else. Maybe he can’t fight his upbringing. He is, after all, a quartermaine and a corinthos. And he’s seen how his two families deal with people who get in their way. So in michael’s mind, he was only doing what he was taught to do — deal with the problems by any means necessary. It’s not what michael did. It’s that he left me out. Michael never shared what was on his mind with me. He treated nina as a problem only he could handle. And I don’t blame you for being hurt, but I’m gonna guess that michael didn’t intend to exclude you. In fact, he probably thought that by going after nina legally instead of in family court, he was honoring your wishes. Yeah, that’s what he said. That’S…not at all how I see it. Then say that to michael. Tell him how you feel. It’s the best way to work this out. Michael, I agree with you about nina. I do. But your dad convinced me that his homecoming shouldn’t be about anger and resentment. I mean, sonny’s back. And he missed us, and we missed him, and we all get to be together, and that’s what’s important. I was — I was downplaying any payback with nina because I didn’t want to make it a bigger deal than it is, right? I just want to forget about her. Yeah, and, dad, you can do that right now. D.A. Sheridan’s moving forward with the case against nina. If she’s convicted, none of us have to worry about bumping into her in port charles, especially wiley. Isn’t leo’s welfare the most important consideration? Brook lynn didn’t think so. Brook lynn has no soul. She’s like the rest of you quartermaines, with the possible exception of monica, although monica married into the family, so thank goodness for monica. She doesn’t have to share your dna. Ned: Brook lynn has a soul. She also cares deeply about this family. Last year, she made a huge error in judgment, and now she’s determined to do everything she can to make it up to me and the family. That does not make what she did to me any less ugly. Ned… i love being a doctor. I love it. Might be the best thing about me. I want to help people. And she took that, and she twisted it around. She tried to use it against me. She weaponized it. And I will not forgive her for that. And I will not, not forget. Chase: Did austin really declare war? Or are you exaggerating just a little bit? You tell me. After austin signed the document giving up his rights to elq, he told me this was far from over, that it was just the beginning. The guy wants payback. Okay, well, if austin does try anything, let me know. I’m still a detective, even though I’m chained to a desk for the foreseeable future. You’ll still help me? Even though I might have crossed the line? I understand going to extremes, and I’m always willing to help out a friend. Thanks, chase. My pleasure.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Sighs ] Wyndham’s? I didn’t buy anything. Whoa!

[ Scoffs ] Maybe he can talk to me about my mommy. Well, your grandpa jeff is a doctor, just like your daddy, and he travels all over the world helping people. I guess those people need him more than we do. That’s why we never get to see him. Let’s go back to the kitchen and finish unpacking the box. Is there stuff to make brownies? Sure. I’ll show you. I’m sorry violet couldn’t let it go. Oh, that’s okay. I just wish I had better answers for her. Why don’t you?

Exactly how did you “reach out” to the D.A.? Uh, he’s ambitious. He’s running for pennsylvania state attorney general. Nina is an editor-in-chief of a major publication. She’s a real-estate heiress. And prosecuting her in a new type of crime like identity fraud will generate headlines to boost his profile. So you just pointed him towards free publicity? Well, the quartermaines also… made a substantial contribution to his election campaign. No luck with britt? Nope. She’s not answering her phone. And the hospital said that she’s out of the country, so… hey, cam! Do you know where spence could get a job? Well, that’s funny you should ask. I actually just got promoted to assistant manager, so that means we need a server to take my place. Too bad I was arrested and I’m awaiting trial. Well, you know what? Kelly’s believes in giving offenders second chances, even ones with no hospitality experience. Thank you, cam, but I will give it a hard pass. That’s fine. Someone way better just applied anyway. Spence. Really? Do you think you have a choice? My dad and I haven’t been close for a very long time. Same with my dad and me. We got through it. Maybe you and your dad will, as well.

[ Knock on door ] Aiden: [ Gasps ] Someone’s here! I’ll get it. Unh-unh. We’ll both get it. Come on up.

[ Grunts ] Uncle chase! Ah!

[ Chuckles ] Hey! Are those for me?! They’re violets for my favorite violet.

[ Laughs ] There you go. Thank you. Yeah. Aunt elizabeth! Look what he brought me. Chase: How’s it going, aiden? Are you still making that — was it a seven-layer bar? Yeah, I brought some. They’re in the kitchen. Score! [ Laughs ] Elizabeth, how you doing? I hope you guys are joining us for dinner. Do you mind? Uh, if you cook it. Oh, that is hilarious. It’s mac and cheese. How hard could it be? Um, let aiden take care of it. We’ll let aiden take care of it. Yeah. Oh, and I brought you a good-luck charm. A good-luck charm, huh? Mm-hmm. All right. Let’s see what this is here. Ohh! Hey! Look at this! Daddy, pick me up. Pick you up? Okay. Come on up.

[ Grunts ] How’s that?

[ Smooches ] Aww.I kissed the cook!

[ Laughter ] Thank you, sweetheart. Who’s ready to eat? I am. I’m starving. Chase: Yeah, I second that. All right. Let’s go. Everybody into the kitchen. Come on. A little enthusiasm. It’s all downhill from here! Come on! Did michael ever do anything like this to you when you guys were together? No. But michael and i didn’t share a child. We never had to go through what the two of you did to protect wiley from nelle. And you gave up your relationship with michael so he and i could be together. Chase and I did it for wiley. We have no regrets. Everything worked out for the best.

[ Laughs ] How is the baby? Perfect. Of course. And brando? We found our footing once he agreed not to work for carly and jason. So it’s smooth sailing. Oh, I wouldn’t go that far. We still have to deal with brando’s mother. Oof. [ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] You wanted to see me, boss? Your job description does not include buying two pairs of cartullo boots from wyndham’s and charging it to the company! I need to look good. Look good with your own money! Look, you will pay back every single dollar, and you’ll start by finishing up the notes on the face of conception business meeting. Thank you. I don’t think so. Excuse me? Well, it’s too late to start tonight, and tomorrow I’m taking a mental-health day. Are you trying to get fired? Go ahead and fire me. But then I’d have to reveal your little secret. What little secret? Actually, it’s not that little. Kinda major. I recorded it on my phone. You want to hear it?

What if someone figures out the connection between your donation and nina’s arrest? Yeah, your donation could be seen as a bribe. Look. Campaign contributions are completely legal. I had — my attorney’s filing the appropriate paperwork. The fact is, nina broke the law. She did it in llantano county. So it’s up to sheridan if he wants to prosecute. Look. Did I set it in motion? Yes. Yes, I did. But sheridan is an experienced prosecutor who wouldn’t move forward with this case unless there was merit. Nina is the one who’s wrong here, okay? Not me. If I wasn’t pregnant, gladys corbin would have me diving headfirst into a bottle. If you weren’t pregnant, gladys corbin wouldn’t even be in your life. True. And I wouldn’t trade this pregnancy for anything. Despite gladys being a class-a troublemaker. You know, carly and I have had our disagreements, especially about nina, but fortunately for me, carly is no gladys. Oh, not even close. Willow… I’m not trying to rationalize what michael did, but I don’t think he meant to shut you out. Every couple argues. No matter how good they are together. That’s what makes them so good! They feel safe enough to disagree. Michael loves you with all his heart. What he did does not change that. And I hope it doesn’t change your love for him. No, of course not. Then you will work this out… and you will both be stronger for having overcome this. Finn: Elizabeth! You coming? Chase: Finn doesn’t know how to turn the stove on! You can’t figure it out, either, hotshot! It’s one of those european models that only makes sense to the swedes, okay? Aiden: He’s right, mom! It’s weird! We need you, elizabeth! Before chase blows us all up! He’s got a match! I-I’ll be right there! Cam, I’ve done some thinking, and I’d really like to take the job here. I told you, bud. We’re already giving the job to someone with actual qualifications. You want me to grovel, don’t you? Big-time. Look, I’ve been a jerk. A snob. Someone who thought that he was better than the townies. The reality is that I’m a disinherited nobody who is desperate for a job and will be eternally grateful if you offer me one. Good enough? It’ll do. You’ll have to sign some forms, but I don’t see why you can’t start as soon as possible. Thank you. Hm. I’ll need someone to train me. Well, that will be me. The thing you need to know about this job is that kelly’s, it’s a friendly place. The job starts with a big smile, and then you say, “welcome to kelly’S. My name is spencer. And I’ll be your server today.” Give it a shot.

[ Chuckles ] Welcome to kelly’S. I’m spencer. And I’ll be your server today. Excellent. You know, you’re trying to convince me that everything that brook lynn did, she did for you because you are her father, and yet you refuse to accept, you cannot understand, that everything that I’m doing, everything that I was doing, I was doing for my father. Your hypocrisy is mind-blowing.

[ Sighs ] What can I say? Except you’re right. The quartermaines fight ferociously to protect our own. And there’s no room for integrity when it comes to keeping the family safe. Yeah, you see, ned, that’s where you and i are just not on the same page. My father —

[ Chuckles ] My father left this world with his integrity intact. And I plan to do the same. There you go. What’s this? That is the number of a specialist that can help you with leo. Share it with olivia, don’t share it with olivia. I don’t care. Just leave me out of it. Okay. Um… I appreciate the name. But, uh, I can’t make an appointment without olivia’s consent, and you know that. Then you have a beautiful challenge ahead of you. But, hey, it’s no big thing. It’s only leo’s entire future that’s at stake. Ned, I really do hope that you understand how important it is that you convince olivia to do the right thing for her son. What do you want me to hear on your phone? Oh, um, something about your telling maxie that valentin isn’t really your baby’s daddy. Liar. Never said such a thing. Oh.

[ Beep ] Brook lynn: I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter.

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Sorry. Your friends cleaned me out. Oh, they’re not our friends. They’re just people we know. Could you, uh, go buy some more? Sure. Please. I can’t believe we came all this way. I know. Cells were empty. The guards were gone. There’s no trace of peter or my mother. And that bridge where drew was shot — do you really think he could survive that fall? I don’t — t-that’s hard to say. I mean, drew was a seal, so he does have a better chance than most. All this mess because my brother is a psycho. Peter leaves a trail of destruction everywhere he goes. It has to stop before someone else dies.

[ Monitor beeping ] No. No, I won’t let you! Oh! Valentin. Get away! Oh, valentin! Stop, stop. You’re just dreaming. You’re just dreaming. I’m in the hospital. Yes, you are. Yes. I’m at a U.S. Facility in crete. Yes. Yes. What were you dreaming about? Peter august. He was trying to get my girls. He was trying to take charlotte and bailey.

[ Grunts ] Sasha: Oh, my god! Could bailey be any cuter?! That’s my blq-2. Are you really calling her that? Oh, the nickname was inevitable. Ah. Well, I can’t wait till my little angel arrives and bailey can have a playmate. You know what? I’ll have to give you all of our hand-me-downs. I know that sounds kind of snobby, but it would be a shame for all that baby cartullo to go to waste.

[ Laughs ] Ah! I just want to have this baby, like, now! Were you this anxious when your due date was getting closer? Me? Nah. Piece of cake. That’s our brook lynn. Grace under pressure. Hey, maxie. Nice of you to join us.

[ Clears throat ] I’m on time. I never said you weren’T. Anyway, I thought this was supposed to be a sitdown to discuss deception’s spring marketing campaign. It is. Okay, then why did you choose this place instead of the office? Wait. No. I didn’t pick this place. Sasha did. What? I — it wasn’t my idea. I-I was told maxie chose it. Who told you that? Surprise! Ha ha! Tuna tartare and shop talk. Is there anything better? Ah, thank you, D.A. Sheridan. I appreciate you expediting nina reeves’ arrest. The quartermaines are proud to donate to your campaign for state attorney general. Ah, thank you. Bye. Are you coming to check up on your mom?

[ Chuckles ] Among other things. Ohh! [ Chuckles ] Hey. Hi. What are you doing here? Actually, I came to talk to michael, so I’ll wait at the bar. No, no. I’m sure you have business to discuss. I mean, what else would you guys have to talk about?

I’ll wait at the bar. Oh. Yeah, your mom still hasn’t forgiven me for defending nina. I’m sure. I’m sure you feel the same way. Especially since I, um, lobbied for nina to be a part of wiley’s life. You mean blackmailed. I prefer to call it something else. I wouldn’T. Okay. Fine. Let’s go with — let’s go with blackmail. Wow. Thank you for finally admitting it. Now that you have… look, if you want to make things right with us, I have a few ideas. Listen. If you could just arrange for me to see acting commissioner scorpio, I’m sure that I could explain everything. Hey, hey! Do nothin’, say nothin’. Hey, hey. I love that I get to see your face every day. How was your visit with spencer? Um, I said what I needed to. I don’t think he enjoyed it. You worried about him? He’s gonna have a bumpy ride. But you know what? He’ll make it. Okay. What’s wrong? So, nina got arrested. Was that you? Uh, I’m scott baldwin. I, uh, represent ms. Reeves. I’d like a minute to confer with her, so… could you get a cup of coffee or something? I’ll be right outside. Okay. What are you doing? I didn’t hire you. Well — I did! Ava, you hired scott for me? You used your one phone call to reach out to me, and I reached out to scotty here. Well, I appreciate that because I don’t know how experienced the crimson attorneys are with criminal law. Uh, well, you know, not good. They’re kind of like snobs. They’re concerned about their manicures. Okay. Scott, while you’re here, we have to fight this extradition thing before I end up in a jail cell in pennsylvania. I think you better tell her, scott. Tell me what? The quicker they cart you off to the keystone state, the better.

Ugh. I guess you’re right. He was a seal. And he survived two years in that compound. After that, what’s a couple of gunshots and falling off a bridge?

[ Groans ] You know, one thing you two do have in common is you’re very hard to kill. Now, look, we — we came to greece to find your mother and hopefully get peter in the process, okay? So we just need to focus —

[ Cellphone chimes ] Anyone we know? Or is someone offering you an extended warranty on your car? It’s dante. He wants me to call him. But I don’t have any bars. Well, feel free to step outside. I’m not moving. No? Uh, hello? Hiking that compound is at least equivalent to a 10k, maybe a marathon, with stairs! Well, you kept up okay. Well, now I’m exhausted. Besides, someone has to wait for the bartender. Okay. I won’t be long.

[ Groans ] Gosh.

Mutter, you better know how much I love you. My feet are killing me! No one is coming for your daughters, certainly not peter. I’ll kill him first. Where is he? Running for his life somewhere. He’s a spiteful son of a bitch. What if he does come after my girls? He won’T.

[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] You need to stop worrying about all the what-ifs, okay? You and I both know what he’s capable of. Okay. Hey. Will you do something for me? Just to humor me? Just close your eyes. Just close your eyes. Okay. Instead of picturing peter coming for your daughters, why don’t you picture what you would do to him if he tried? The hell you would rain down on him. The torment. The punishment. His cries for mercy. Your refusal.

[ Beeping slows ] Okay. Just imagine that for a bit. How do you feel now? Wonderful.

[ Chuckles ] Fresh as a daisy. Yeah. A little revenge fantasy never hurt anyone. You’re twisted, aren’t you? I have my moments. You sure do. So… we have to get you ready to go home so that you can undergo the surgery you need. Are you sure about that? This may be your big chance to get rid of me, and I think you might be blowing it. Yeah. Thought had crossed my mind. Really? Mm-hmm. But I realized that, even at my angriest, when your worst brings out the worst in me… …I do see that… life would be pretty boring without you. It’s bad enough to schedule a business meeting in a restaurant. Why would you make all of us think it was someone else’s idea!

[ Scoffs ] Well, look. You gals know all about the beauty biz. I, on the other hand, know how to shake things up and keep it interesting.

[ Beep ] It’s why you hired me. Gladys, you were hired to assist brook lynn, not — I’m assisting all of you by upgrading your work environment from stale and boring office to posh and swanky. As befits a posh and swanky business. Have to say — I like what she has to say on paper, but I hate the execution.

[ Scoffs ] Come on! Enjoy a little variety in your workday. You really want the same old, same old when you can have the croque monsieur? Which you have to try. It is so french! When I joined deception, it was to influence lovers of glam and — and beauty, not to help you experience things that you can’t afford on your salary so you charge them to the company expense account. Well. If that’s how you feel. If you don’t want a stimulating office culture… we’re not even in the office. If you didn’t want to get out into the world, maybe you should have stayed home with your baby? Y-you do have a daughter, remember? Because when we first met, it seemed like you weren’t even sure you had a kid. Well, you know, I’m keen to make amends, so what did you have in mind? Well, it helps that you got my father out of nixon falls as soon as possible. The corinthos family is grateful, and we won’t forget it. I’m not gonna pretend that sonny is my favorite person. I just hope that everyone can move on without revenge. Well, what some people might call revenge other people call it justice. Unless it’s your position that nina shouldn’t have to pay for what she did. Are you seriously recommending that I don’t even try to fight this extradition? Are you on board with this? Uh, well, the way scotty explained it to me is that you would be playing a sort of long game. How long? 15 to life?

[ Chuckles ] Well, the D.A. From llantano county is looking for a high-profile case so that he can position himself for his run as, uh, state attorney general. How is “women keeps man’s identity from him” high-profile? Is it because it’s sonny?

[ Sighs ] “Rich fashion editor holds mystery man hostage away from his — his past and tries to break up his family.” Comeuppance! And that’s gonna get the guy elected? What, is there no other crime in pennsylvania? Well, that’s my point. That’s why we’re trying to get her away from sonny’s influence. Yeah, but money can cross state lines. Why is it not better for me just to stay here? I can’t give up. No. N-nobody is saying that. Listen. I-I’m — I’m just, you know, filing motions and endless depositions here. You know, I’m just stalling for time until we mount the proper defense. Yeah, but, scott, while you’re stalling, I’m sitting in a 6×9 cell with a stainless-steel toilet! That’s why I’m saying we waive this extradition and — and we go to the keystone state, they charge you, I get you out on bail until the trial.

[ Groans ] And if I fight extradition? Well, then you’ll end up here in the pcpd, and because you’re high-risk, you will not get bail, and the lawyers and the judges will just, you know, take however long they want. And this way, y-you get it over with and you’re free. Until the trial. Look, there’s no guarantees. You want to fight it here? We fight it here. Okay? But it’s your call. Carly: Nina got arrested? You didn’t know? No. I-I mean, I’m certainly not upset about it, but… I-if you didn’t call the cops, then who called the cops? I don’t know. I-I don’t know what kind of laws she broke when she kept your identity from you and didn’t tell your entire family that you were alive, but I guess someone in law enforcement must have thought they had a case. Why bother? I mean — I mean, I know nina caused a lot of pain, but it’s not like she’s gonna be a repeat offender. You never know when it comes to nina. Well, I mean, you know, after all the people that we helped in nixon falls, I don’t think the cops are gonna… wait a second. …Come at — what? “We”?

There were a bunch of lowlifes putting the squeeze on lenny and phyllis. Yeah, I know. You told me all about that. I-I didn’t know nina was involved with that. Well, she was in nixon falls most of the time I was. Yeah. God. It’s just crazy, you know, that you had this whole other life there. You weren’t just tending bars. Well, I wasn’t the only one leading a different life. You and jason took over my business. You were dealing with renault. You didn’t know what was going on with me. I didn’t know what was going on with you. Because of nina. Yeah. Yeah. So did she help your friends in nixon falls? Great. Whatever.

[ Chuckles ] But she’s still responsible for what she did to you. Mm-hmm. And to me and to our family. And if that’s not a crime, I don’t know what is. Scott: Hey, look, I-I don’t want to rush you, but we got, you know, less than an hour before we… I know. I know we do. It’s just — it’s a lot to process. Okay. Well, I’ll tell you what. Uh, I’m gonna go make some phone calls. Ava, I want you to talk nina into, you know, the sense god gave a goose to do the right thing. You know, ava, I really, really appreciate you, I mean, making a u-turn from spencer’s hearing to come back here to help me. Thank you. Believe me. This is a lot more pleasant than that was. Hmm. Plus, I, um — I wanted to clarify something, nina. Uh-oh. What? Well, I know that you thought that I had an agenda when I encouraged you not to give up on sonny. Mm-hmm. Didn’t you? Yeah. I did. But… I do really care about you, and — and I want what’s best for you. Nina, please listen to scotty. I know he comes across as a clown sometimes. He does that on purpose so people don’t see what a shark he is, and he is a shark! And a shark is what you need right now! I can’t argue with that. You know, I knew that sonny would be angry with you, but I never thought he would stoop to this. I know, I know. I can’t believe it. You were counting on him to be more like mike from nixon falls, huh? Yeah. I was. You know, sonny and I, we just talked, you know? We — we put our heads together to talk about how we could help phyllis, and it was a good talk. I mean, it wasn’t great. It wasn’t, like, mind-blowing or anything, but, still, I thought there was a way that sonny and i could coexist. So why did he turn on you? What makes you think that nina is not paying for her misdeeds now? What, because she feels bad about it? Everyone knows what she did — keeping sonny’s existence a secret. I mean, people are asking for her blood, and I’m sure more will pile on. And then, of course, there’s wiley. What about him? Well, he’s just a kid now, but eventually he’s going to know, you know, what his grandmother did to his grandfather. Right, and he has a right to know. And no one understands that better than nina herself.

[ Scoffs ] If nina is so committed to wiley, then why didn’t she bring his grandfather home to him? Why didn’t she come forward when she had the chance? Or any time in between when she found out that my father was alive and the day he came home to us? Who are you to criticize me or anyone as a parent? Brook lynn, you don’t want to make a scene.

[ Scoffs ] I stand behind what I said. Gladys, you need to back off. No, no, no. I want to hear this. Well, then, get ready for an earful. Because you, brook lynn, just like the rest of your generation, want it all. What does me “wanting it all” have to do with my baby? My point exactly. What you want is all for you. Little bailey can fend for herself. Now, you take me and my son, brando — gladys. A word? Now. If the truth hurts… you need to remember that brook lynn is your boss.

[ Chuckles ] How can I forget? Okay, so I didn’t go to secretarial school and I may not know how to take shorthand. Who takes shorthand? Does that even exist anymore? But I am tech-savvy, so my phone makes up for that. Your phone takes shorthand?

[ Chuckles ] No, dear. No, it has a voice-memo thingy. So I record everything, and then later I write it down on the computer so I don’t lose anything. That’s actually not a bad idea. Hm! Yeah. And, of course, I add emojis like rainbows and stars, so I remember who said what to who.

[ Chuckles ] Maxie’s a unicorn. Brook lynn is a bat. And you’re… you get the idea. Right. Just try a little harder not to get on brook lynn’s bad side. She has a good side? I mean it, gladys! And you can start by not questioning her love for her baby.

[ Sighs ] If you say so. But if you ask me, little bailey is gonna need a therapist.

[ Exhales sharply ] I owe you an apology. What for? I just left you at that tavern to sleep off the ouzo. It wasn’t just ouzo. No, I realize that now, but I took it all at face value, which was my first mistake. Then you ended up in a prison with drew and obrecht. Well, on the bright side, I got to spend some quality time with my uncle, who, as it turns out, may be my father. Oh, right. Dear victor. I would have liked to have seen peter turn on him.

[ Clears throat ] Well, victor’s in custody. But he’s unscathed. What’s the word on drew? Any — any word? Not yet, no. You know, if he hadn’t turned back on that bridge to cover me, I’d be dead now. I hate this. I hate this bed. I hate this hospital. I hate being unable to protect my daughters, being unable to go after peter. You need to forget about all this being unable to do stuff. You should just be thankful. Thankful? Yes! Thankful that you’re alive. I-I’m gonna tell you, when we were waiting for the medevac and I was checking on you, checking your pulse and your breathing and holding the pressure on your wound — I’m gonna be honest — I wasn’t sure that you were gonna make it. And when I kept thinking that you weren’t gonna make it, I-I realized I wouldn’t have the chance to say… to say what? They really are out of everything. Is this a wsb operation or a frat party?

[ Footsteps approach ] Oh, it’s about time. What took you…so long? Don’t scream. You’re coming with me. Before either of us goes anywhere, you’re gonna want me to take a look at that wound. I’m fine. Let’s go. Okay. Look. Um… you don’t understand. I’m a doctor. You’re bleeding out. So you can aim that gun someplace else — shut up! There’s a ferry leaving soon, and you’re my ticket out of here.

Uh, j-just curious. Did you take that bullet working for peter august? And if so, was it worth it? What do you care? Because I’M…doctor… you…wounded! You can take me hostage later! Right now let me help you. You’re wasting your breath. We’re heading for the ferry. Now…move!

[ Grunting ]

[ Groaning ] Okay. Now I’m gonna help you. Uh, check behind the bar. I think I saw a first-aid kit. Hand me the gauze.

[ Groaning ] Where’s lisa ob–

[ Groans ] Lisa obrecht? Where’s peter august? I think he might have nicked an artery. If he bleeds out, we may never find my mother or peter, so the interrogation can wait. Right now I need you to help me keep him alive.

[ Groaning ] Just that I wouldn’t have the chance… I wouldn’t know what to say to charlotte. You know? Um, or bailey. One day when she’s old enough. Thank you for thinking of my girls. Yeah.

[ Monitor beeping ] So, you just have to rest now and, um… get ready for the plane to take you home. Give me my phone. What? I’m gonna call charlotte and bailey. Oh, no, no, no. I want to hear their voices. Don’t do that, because it — that’s gonna be emotionally taxing, a phone call like that. A-and, you know, your vitals aren’t all that strong. The doctor, she would have my head. And, you know, you need to keep your strength up. Anna, I love my girls. But you’re all the strength I’ll ever need. Gladys, listen to me! Gladys is such a pain. I know. Woman just drives me crazy. So what was she talking about anyway? Well, when I first met her, she asked me if I had any kids, and it was when bailey was first born, so… so what did you say? Nothing. I think that’s the problem. My brain just sort of froze for a sec, and now here we are all these months later. Look, if you’re worried about her bringing it up again… what are the odds? I mean, does that woman let anything go? Okay. There’s one thing you need to do when the subject of bailey comes up. Just be a mom. It’s not like I don’t have practice.

[ Footsteps approach ] Okay! Gladys, is there anything you want to say to brook lynn? Like what? You know what? It’s — it’s fine. You know what, gladys? Thank you for your take. You gave me a lot to think about. Really? Oh, to be honest, I don’t think she’d really have to think about anyth– let’s just get on with the meeting.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Anna. Where are you? In greece. I’m with valentin. You know what? I’m actually here with maxie. Let me put you on speakerphone. Hold on. Okay. Valentin: Brook lynn, it’s me. Put bailey on the phone. Tell her it’s daddy. Now, I’ve had years of experience with sonny corinthos. And if he’s decided to forego your détente and declare war… which it looks like he has. …You need to remember your secret weapon. You know the truth about what happened between the two of you in nixon falls. Ava, nothing happened with sonny and me in nixon falls. How — how can you say that?! Because mike and I had feelings for each other, but that’s all. That’s all that happened. You know, there was just a few dances and a few kisses. Nina! You and mike fell in love. And sonny remembers that. And you need to have it ready in case you need it. I hear you. I do. But what if we’re wrong? What if sonny wasn’t the one who called the cops, huh? What if carly already knows the truth and she had me arrested? Well, then she’s playing right into your hands. Because then you’ll turn on the waterworks and you’ll appeal to that part of sonny that is still connected to mike, the man who fell in love with you, and you’re home free. Look, I’m not gonna deny what nina’s done. But it’s over. Sonny’s home. Right, and I’m supposed to be, what, willing just to let it go?

[ Scoffs ] Look, nina stole nine months of my father’s life, left my mother, my siblings, all of us to grieve for a man who wasn’t really dead. I don’t know how I could ever forgive that or how you could ask me to. I’m not asking. Carly: Jax? Well, good. Let’s keep it that way. Hey. Have you heard from nina? No. Why? She was arrested.

[ Cellphone rings ] I’m sure that’s her now. Well, it’s not nina. I’m kind of busy. What’s this about? Nina’s under arrest. Her extradition hearing’s about to begin. What? Where?


Where do you think? Now, listen. I know that you have a working and a personal relationship with nina. Is that correct? I do. Well, then I suggest that you get here ’cause nina needs all the friends that she can get right now. Goodbye. It was, uh, scott baldwin. Apparently he’s representing nina. She’s, uh, facing extradition to pennsylvania. Well, I want to see this. Me too. Why? Because nina has it coming. Let’s go.

He needs to go to a hospital. Yeah, I’ve called it in. An ambulance is on the way, but once he’s gone, we don’t have a lead to your mother. Okay, so what do you suggest we do? Maybe you can get him to talk. How? By appealing to his better angels?

[ Scoffs ] Well, you’re the one who patched him up. Okay, okay. Um… I’m looking for my mother, liesl obrecht. I think she was in the compound. She might be peter’s prisoner. Do you know where he took her? Keep me alive, and I’ll take you to her. O-okay wait. T-take us where?

[ Grunts ] Cassadine… cassadine… island. I’m sorry, valentin. Bailey’s in daycare. Valentin:

It’s just one floor down

from the office, isn’t it?

Walk me down, will you? I would, but we’re not in the office. Who was I supposed to know? But I will definitely tell her that daddy’s thinking of her. You sound kind of strange. Are you okay?

[ Monitor beeping ] I’ll be home soon. Just tell charlotte I say,

“j-je t’aime.” Hey, brook lynn, it’s me again. Um, so, listen, sam and dante are on their way back to port charles, and — and they’ll explain everything. Explain what? What’s wrong?

Valentin was injured,

and he’s gonna be airlifted

back to G.H. What? Can you talk to charlotte and just prepare her for that? Of course. Just tell him, um, that the girls love him and that they’ll be waiting for him at home.

I’ll tell him. So, um, about this meeting, it — how about we pick this up tomorrow? I don’t think any of us will be able to concentrate knowing valentin’s in the hospital. What do you say, brook lynn? You know what? Can you guys just give us a minute? Of course. Gladys? What? I’m her assistant. I should stay. Oh, fine. Are you okay? Yeah. I don’t know why I’m so

[Clears throat] It’s not like valentin and me are A… I just can’t help but think about how much he loves his children. Ugh. I dread the day valentin finds out bailey isn’t his daughter. Thank you. Whatever you decide, I’m in your corner. I know. Thank you. Mm-hmm. Have you made a decision?

U know the man? Well, we, uh, came in here for a drink, and then the guy just showed up, and my friend here is a doctor. He was bleeding heavily. Like I told the paramedics, he might have nicked an artery, but they’ve got him stabilized, so he should be okay. Okay. Thanks for your help. Mm-hmm. And one more thing. You didn’t do anything wrong here, but something tells me you’re trouble, so I suggest you get on the next flight back to the U.S. And stay there. So, this is where we call anna, right? I knew that phone call would exhaust you. You can never resist, an “I told you so,” can you? Never. Listen, anna, if the worst should happen — it won’T. If the worst should happen, I need you to make sure brook lynn tells bailey that daddy was thinking of her till the end. You can tell her yourself when you’re home and holding her in your arms. So that’s it, then, is it? You’re gonna let me live after all? Seems rude not to. You’ve survived far worse than to die from something as prosaic as an infection from a bullet wound. And aren’t you far too clever than to appeal to something as prosaic as my vanity? I do what I can. You’re gonna be all right. You have to be, for charlotte and bailey. I think you’re leaving someone else off that list, darling. The fact is, valentin’s a wonderful father. He was all in the moment he saw my baby bump.

[ Clears throat ] Gladys has rescheduled the meeting for tomorrow. I found a bowling alley with the cutest little snack bar.

[ Laughs ] Just kidding! We’ll do it at the office, and I’ll prove to you just how invaluable I am. Okay. Okay. Just like that bloodthirsty bunch to show up for the kill. How could you do this to nina? Did she do something wrong? Yeah, obviously she did. But to go this far? Sonny didn’t have nina arrested, although he had every right. Oh, you just want the credit? Is that it, carly? It’s not her doing or my father’S. Nina, if you need somebody to blame, you should blame yourself. Michael. It was you?

E facts, the law was broken, and justice should be served. This isn’t justice, michael. This is revenge. Well, that’s for the court to decide. Ugh! Pay no attention to those hyenas. Let’s get you settled. Oh, nina. Remember — you still have that ace up your sleeve. It’s there when you need it. So am I. Thank you. All rise. The honorable judge lowe presiding. Be seated. A motion has been filed by the commonwealth of pennsylvania requesting the extradition of nina reeves. Your honor, my client waives her right in this hearing and welcomes her extradition to the commonwealth of pennsylvania. Guys, thank you so much for being so patient with gladys. I want hazard pay. You deserve it. And I’m really hoping that gladys will take advantage of all the chances you’re giving her, learn from her mistakes, and end up being a real asset to deception.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Brook lynn:

When I joined deception,

it was to influence lovers

of glam and — and beauty,

not to help you

experience things

that you can’t afford

on your salary,

so you charge them to the company expense account.

Just can’t help

but think about

how much he loves

his children.


I dread the day

valentin finds out

bailey isn’t his daughter. So the ambulance is going to take you to the airport, and from there, you’re gonna get a plane to take you to port charles and then a helicopter to take you to G.H. It’s as easy as one, two, three. Let’s just hope the surgery goes just simply. Yeah. Ready, mr. Cassadine? Yeah, I’m ready. Good luck looking for peter. See you on the other side, okay? Hmm. Nice try. You’re not going anywhere without me. Look, I trust anna, but not when it comes to peter. And the wsb — don’t trust them. They don’t care what happens to your mother. You’re right. To them, people like my mother are either assets and liabilities. I guess the same can be said about drew. The wsb’s priority is terminating peter. Our priority is finding your mom. Well, then let’s go. Next stop — cassadine island. Prince nikolas. I thought you’d want to know… nina reeves, you’re remanded into custody of the commonwealth of pennsylvania, effective immediately.

[ Bangs gavel ] Court is adjourned. Bailiff: All rise. I will have you out on bail like that. Ms. Reeves, please stand up.

[ Grunts ] Oh. Let’s go.

[ Door closes ]

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That’s why I said, mi but we’ve settled everything regarding avery, right? At least for now, so what business do we have? No, we’re on the same page when it comes to our daughter. Okay, what then? I have a proposition for you. I appreciate your family’s support of my campaign. Yeah, I-I think you have done a terrific job as the D.A. Of llantano county. Yeah. I mean, y-you’ve proven to be relentless in your pursuit of justice, and I think the right high-profile case can catapult you into the state attorney general’s office. It’s an unusual case — the kind that generates headlines and defines careers. I’ll let you know as soon as it’s in motion. Okay. Morning, kevin. Did you happen, uh, to see ava on the way in? No, I did not, but I did talk to your mother about spencer’s hearing. And? She on her way home? Uh, no. Unfortunately, she can’t get away just yet, but she was very clear about how she feels what should happen today. We’re about to get started. I-I need to know, what’s your plea?

[ Inhales deeply ] Come on, spence, we’ve been over this. I want to make sure that I’m dealing with the right information here. If I plead guilty or no contest, the judge will ask me if anyone is forcing me to make that plea, correct? Strictly pro-forma — they just want to make sure that you understand the situation. Look, I’m sorry, I have dozens of other cases to handle today, so what’s your plea? Hold on, spencer, uh, before you answer that, are you sure that someone isn’t pressuring you into doing the wrong thing?

[ Door opens ] So, we meet again. I have nothing to say to you. I’ll go you one better than that — I’m sick of being lied to. So everything that comes out of your mouth better be gospel.

[ Gasps ] Ooh. Or else? Or else victor cassadine’s gonna be put to rest in an unmarked grave, and I’m gonna do it personally. Oh, hi, doctor. He looks better, doesn’t he, than he did a few hours ago? Bit more color in his face.

[ Monitors beeping ] Can you give me any good news? I wish I could. The island isn’t that big. Peter couldn’t have gone far. Yeah, especially with two hostages. And no sign of drew or obrecht. What are we supposed to tell everyone back in port charles who’s waiting for news?

Thank you for telling us where to meet you. Um, yeah, you were right about this place — it is really isolated. Dante: Mm-hmm. When we got on the plane last night, anna still didn’t know where my mother was. Any word? No, I’m afraid not. We were with the local police most of the night, trying to figure out a trail where peter might have gone, and we got nothing. We did see the cell where your mother was being held. There was a syringe in the cell. It was empty. Had traces of flunitrazepam. Well, that’s a sedative. It results in muscle weakness, lethargy, confusion. Basically, there’s a chance my mother was roofied. And that’s the best possible news you can get. I’ll cooperate, but first, I need to know how valentin is. He’s alive. That’s the last I heard. And liesl? What news of her? Come on. Don’t snow me. I mean, you don’t care about anyone except yourself, we all know that. I mean, this love of the common man, where did that come from? When it was nipping at your butt as you were running towards the hills? I will say, you have been a busy boy. I mean, you’ve got more done in death than the average person achieves in a lifetime — sanctuary for peter august, uh, unlawful detainment — drew cain, liesl obrecht, and that poor little nurse who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. And last but not least, the abduction of valentin cassadine. And all of this after you blew up crichton-clark. I mean, vickee, come on. Explain yourself. Wow. When you lay it all out like that, I have to say, I’m very impressed. How on earth did I manage to do all that? What do you mean, you can’t give me any good news? He has two young daughters waiting for him back in the states. The surgery didn’t go as well as we hoped. The bullet fragmented and we weren’t able to remove all the debris. But I-I’ve heard of bullet fragments being left in the body before, and it’s fine as long as they don’t migrate or impinge on a nerve or — yeah, I’m sorry. My daughter’s a doctor. I guess you’re concerned about infection. I recommend mr. Cassadine to undergo exploratory surgery at a hospital in the U.S. Our facilities just aren’t equipped to handle a surgery that delicate. Okay, thank you.

[ Monitors beeping ] Well… you may have been born here in greece, but I’m damned if I’m gonna let you die here. Michael, I-I’m sorry. I hope I’m not interrupting. Oh, hey, uh, willow. I didn’t expect you back so soon. I just must have lost track of time. Um, this is richard sheridan, the D.A. Of llantano county. Uh, D.A. Sheridan, this is my son’s mother, willow tate. Llantano county in… pennsylvania? That’s right. Well, what brings you all this way? I’m gearing up to run for state attorney general. Michael has taken an interest in my platform. We share similar values. And what would those be? You know, actually, uh… I know the D.A. Is anxious to get back to llanview. Thank you so much for coming out all this way. Appreciate it. Nice to meet you, ms. Tate. Goodbye, michael. Bye. Which of your values would make a politician drive to the next state? Well, that is quite an interesting proposition. And if the price is right…

[ Cellphone ringing ] Uh, be right back. Mm-hmm.

[ Ringing continues ] Ava! Ava! Hmm? What was that all about? Don’t worry. I didn’t tell sonny that I know about your romance with “mike.” Turns out, he was very receptive to me spending more time with avery and I didn’t have to use any more persuasive tactics. Thank you. I appreciate that. And, to return the favor, you have a problem and I’d love to offer you a solution. My father decided to raise the stakes. What does that mean? He put ava in control of my trust fund. If I accept their marriage and agree to live by their rules, then ava and my father will make the charges “go away.” But ava is still in control of all of my money. Look, ava’s not my favorite person, either, and I would hate having to live by her rules and knowing that she had control over my money. But here’s the thing, spencer — I didn’t stalk her and I’m not facing criminal charges. So if giving in to your dad and ava is what it takes for them to help you, then that’s what you should do. Right. Yeah, that’s what — that’s what esme was saying. Hmm. Well, it looks like for once, we’re all in agreement. And if you tell me my mother is too busy to attend this morning’s arraignment, I’m disappointed, but I can understand, but she’s honestly too busy to even call me? I can’t speak to your mother’s exact schedule, but we did talk about spencer’s behavior and yours. My behavior? This is about spencer stalking ava. Laura doesn’t condone what spencer did or what drove him to that point. Bailiff: Everyone, please take your seats. Shall we?

I’m sure you realize what a stubborn streak spence has. I sure hope our opinions helped to convince him to make the right choice. You don’t think that you, as his girlfriend, carry more weight? Oh, you’re giving me too much credit. You and cam have known spence since you were kids. You’ve known him much longer than I have, and spence is very much his own person. Talk about someone who likes to go his own way. Hmm. Bailiff: All rise. You want to buy charlie’s? Well, haven’t you been trying to sell it for a little bit? Well, yes, when I was leaving town because of the stalker, yeah. Ava, I have a great use for it. It’s, like, a win-win. Well, but my — my situation has changed. Oh, do you want to hang on to charlie’s for sentimental reasons because it belonged to your brother? N-no, no, it’s not that. Sonny: Ava. Hmm? Can we finish? ‘Cause I don’t — I don’t have all day. Okay. Uh… well, w-what’s that they say about great minds thinking alike? I don’t — what does that mean?

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know, we have to pause our negotiations. Oh, so now you’re gonna keep charlie’s? No, no, no, no. It’s still for sale. It’s just another buyer is showing interest. And I say, let the deepest pockets win. And it’s always a good idea to have people in office owe you favors. And if it was a D.A. From new york state, I wouldn’t question anything. But llantano county is in pennsylvania, so what does that have to do with elq? Nothing, nothing. It’s — it’s purely personal. I’m acting in a family member’s best interest. Michael, stop being so vague. Who are you talking about? Look, sheridan is looking for a high-profile case, and I just handed him one. I suggested that he prosecute nina reeves for fraud and identity theft. You think this is some kind of a joke, don’t you? I mean, you’re facing charges of false imprisonment, criminal conspiracy, bribery, and not to mention the rising body count. What is it you want from me, robert? Peter august. I want to know where he is and when you worked with him. I’m not working with peter. Oh, come on. You found him a place to hide, didn’t you? Yes. And I gave him money and transportation, but not out of my choice. I was forced to do peter’s bidding. Really? And what kind of leverage did he have to get that?

[ Sighs ] Look, I’ve answered one of your questions as a sign of good faith. Now it’s time to begin negotiations. So why is it a good idea that my mother was drugged? It probably means peter’s keeping her alive. Right. Yeah, because why go to the trouble of drugging someone when you can just easily kill them? That’s not exactly a beacon of hope, but I guess it’s better than nothing.

[ Sighs ] Jason, can I talk to you in private for a minute? Sure. So, um… I have some news. It’s about drew. Yeah, anna already called. She said that drew had been shot two or three times before falling over the bridge into the ocean, and his body hasn’t been recovered. Yeah. The wsb is searching, but they’re pretty certain that they’re not gonna find drew alive.

Ava, you’re saying that sonnyand I want the same thing? In — in a manner of speaking. Um, sonny made me an offer to buy charlie’s just minutes before you did. Like I said, I’ll accept the highest offer. Maybe the two of you should talk this over. Right? Just one-on-one?

[ Sighs ] Why do you want to buy charlie’s? Why do you? For phyllis, to give her a fresh start. And you? Same thing. I mean, she… took in a stranger, saved my life. Pretty much the opposite of what you did. Yes, and I can never say I’m sorry enough. But as for phyllis, if she moved here and ran charlie’s, I think it would be really good for her. Uh, well, I agree. One of us is gonna have to bow out. Well, no need. If phyllis accepts generosity, she’s more inclined to accept it from you. So why don’t you offer her charlie’s? And if she likes the idea, then I will give you half the money — provided…you never tell her. Michael, we talked about this yesterday. I-I thought we agreed to hit the pause button where nina is concerned. You said you wouldn’t make any decisions without me. Look, I haven’t filed any legal action against nina, and I’m not trying to deny her visitation with wiley. Look, if I went to family court, of course I would consult you. I wo– I wouldn’t move forward without you agreeing to anything. So you went to some D.A. From pennsylvania instead? Yes, because I want sheridan to go after nina for — for what she actually did. I don’t want wiley’s custody to become a battleground, and I don’t want to deny her visitation to punish her. I want her punished for the crimes that she committed — fraud and identity theft. Oh, willow, s-she lied to my dad for nine months about who he was. She kept him from his — from his — his family, from his — from his life. I mean, that has to be illegal, and I’m hoping that sheridan can prove it in court. Just what do you mean by negotiations? Well, it’s a classic quid pro quo, isn’t it? The wsb can’t get peter august without my help, and I’m not about to give them my help without something in return — my freedom. The wsb is not gonna let you off the hook for crimes you did in the last seven minutes, much less seven years. I’m a former director of the bureau. The wsb has a reputation to maintain. Now, prosecuting one of their own wouldn’t look very good, would it? I wouldn’t bet the farm on that. Oh, really? Well, let’s do a little cost-benefit analysis, shall we? Prosecuting me versus… pursuing peter august. Well, I’d say that was a bit of a no-brainer, wouldn’t you, robert? I mean, peter’s your priority. He’s the one that’s unstable. He’s dangerous. He — he has access to faison’s bag of dirty tricks. Now, you still have some pull at the bureau, so I suggest you convince them to make me a deal. I don’t take my orders from a cassadine. Oh, robert, come on. Your goal is to catch the big bad wolf, isn’t it? The man who kidnapped drew cain, who can still terrorize maxie jones and her little girl. Look. You can either throw the book at me or you can stop peter august, but you can’t do both. Anna: Robert doesn’t think you’re much of a hero. I think I disagree with him.

[ Monitors beeping ] I mean, you don’t fit the conventional mold. You’re…very flawed, self-serving, definitely compromised. But you do have the courage to face up to what you’ve done. And try to be better. And you’ve certainly tried to turn your life around for you and your daughters. I think that’s very heroic in my books. That kind of courage.

[ Sighs, sniffles ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ]

[ Ringing continues ] It’s my doubting ex-husband. Okay. I’ll be right back. You can count on that.

[ Ringing continues ] So, do you think it was victor that created the fake medical conference and arranged to have scott thrown from the plane? Well, he didn’t go into detail or anything like that, but he’s definitely the reason behind your mother being here. But why? A-and don’t say it’s because he’s infatuated with her. I mean, hell, maybe he is. I don’t know. But there has to be another agenda. I don’t know, but when he thought that liesl was in danger, he seemed genuinely concerned. I got a call, weeks ago, from someone claiming to be drew. Really? I went — I went back and forth and I thought, “maybe it’s him. Maybe he could be alive.” And then I thought, “eh, it could be some sort of mass manipulation.” It sounds like you were just being cautious. Yeah, but my being cautious means that I did not involve you, and if I had, maybe you would have been able to intervene and peter would not have shot drew. Judge hayes: Mr. Cassadine, do you understand your rights as determined by the united states, new york state constitutions, and new york state law? I do, your honor. And how do you plea? Mr. Cassadine, I’m waiting for your answer. What, spence? What is he doing? Not guilty, your honor.

I got your text. What’s so important? I was with valentin. Valentin’s out of surgery? H-how is he? He’s hanging in. This clown wants to talk to someone above my pay scale. Is that me? Always a pleasure, mate. What’s this about? Peter august. Wsb wants him, and I can make that happen. In exchange for what, exactly? Blanket immunity. Oh, yeah. [ Scoffs ] That’s a bit of a tall order. Hmm. Tall, maybe, but not impossible. See, we’re already making better progress than I was with robert. Yeah, but I’m far from the final say in this. Now that may be, but at least you’re willing to look at options. Robert was insisting the wsb would refuse to overlook my little transgressions. I thought I was a little naive of him. I don’t agree. You have a very extensive rap sheet. What makes you think I’m going to be more amenable to your offer than robert? Britt: If victor still has feelings for my mother, why was he holding her in a prison cell? Do you think it was punishment for her plan to kill peter in st. Lucia? If so, why would victor care about that? Look, britt, these are all questions the wsb still doesn’t have answers to, and they don’t even know why peter and victor were working together in the first place or how drew fits into this whole puzzle. When I went into drew’s cell, I had seen that he had scratched scout’s name into the wall, and I hope that means that he had enough strength to resist the conditioning. What, y-you think he was being conditioned? Well, that’s what victor said. I mean, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth or not, but I do know that drew was able to shoot a guard to save victor and valentin, but he wasn’t able to save himself. Unless or until they find a body, there’s still the chance that drew is alive.

[ Monitors beeping ]

[ Grunts ] Hey, valentin, you awake? Well, this can’t be a dream ’cause you sure as hell wouldn’t be in it.

[ Laughs ] I’ll round up a doctor for you. Where’s anna? She’s talking to that poor excuse for an uncle of yours — or should I say your father? Vic’s trying to cut himself a deal. But you’re not gonna let that happen, are you? Judge hayes: Although the defendant has no prior arrests, he has lived abroad extensively and has access to significant financial resources. The court finds that the state’s concern about you being a flight risk are valid. Accordingly, I’m ordering the defendant to surrender your passport. Bail is hereby set at $20,000. Pretrial is set for six weeks from today.

[ Gavel bangs ] If I can’t post bail, am I gonna go back to jail? It won’t come to that. Laura and i will post your bail. Oh, thank you, kevin. Thank you. I don’t get it. Why didn’t you do what we all advised you to do? I was about to. I made a lot of bad decisions from not following my gut. My gut told me that if I went along with ava on this, it’ll never end. So, your campaign contribution was basically a bribe to get sheridan to go after nina? Campaign donations are completely legal. Nina’s the one who committed a crime, and it certainly wasn’t a victimless crime, either. Look, I didn’t tell you this while it was happening, but my mom put her life on the line to step into my father’s business. Right? A-and what about his children? Yes, dante, kristina, and I, we are all adults, and josslyn has jax, but what about avery and donna? Look, avery’s old enough to understand loss, and donna, she was just so confused. I mean, t-they didn’t have their father for nine months. Michael, I know that. And my father’s business got messed up, which in turn put more people’s lives at risk. Michael, who are you trying to convince that you’re doing the right thing, me or you? You may not agree with my methods, but I have no regrets about making nina pay for her actions. And what about your actions? What are you talking about? On the one hand, you say you won’t try to cut nina off from seeing wiley, but you have to know that if nina is facing criminal charges, that’s bound to affect any potential visitation going forward. Well, you know what? If nina faces that consequence as a result of what she did to my father, so be it. Keeping a secret from phyllis doesn’t, you know, seem like a good idea to me. Yeah, and we’ve — well, we’ve learned what secrets can do. Um… yeah. It’s just, I genuinely want to help phyllis, and I don’t want my help to be misinterpreted as buying back her friendship. Well, I don’t need your help financially to buy charlie’s, and I don’t want to take your money ’cause then it’s like — even if you have good intentions, it’s like we’re — we’re gonna be too connected. Yeah, yeah. And that’s the last thing that you want. I-I have to say that, you know, I’ve been waiting with a fair amount of dread to have carly, you know, tear into me about our relationship in nixon falls. But she hasn’T.

we had a run-in at the quartermaines’, and carly went after my jugular. She never said a word about me… tricking you into loving me, and she still hasn’T. So I just…assume that she doesn’t know. Okay, let me tell you something, alright? Carly and I are rebuilding our life together after nine months apart. Why make it worse… …after what you did? Well, let me tell you something. Carly will never find out about it from me. You have the opportunity to finally stop your wayward nephew and bring closure to countless people.

[ Sighs ] Be smart, anna. That’s all that matters here. Don’t let pettiness over the past get in your way. I wouldn’t call what you did to robin “petty.” You stole years of her life. I’m not trying to minimize what I’ve done. I-I’ve made mistakes — huge mistakes, yes — but we both know life isn’t black and white. It’s all shades of gray. Look, you have every right to be angry about what happened to your daughter at crichton-clark, but, ultimately, she walked away unscathed. Now, can we really say the same about anyone who’s gonna get in peter august’s way? Okay. I might have more leverage at the wsb than robert sometimes, but you need to understand that your fate doesn’t lie in my hands. It might as well. Look, I-I know your stock has fallen with the wsb over recent years, but you still have friends — friends in high places. And if you have any favors outstanding, I suggest you call them in. Make my case or the blood that peter continues to shed will be on your hands. I need to go. Oh, and, anna, give my best to my son. Dr. Collins, you’re a genuine lifesaver. I…was so afraid spence would have to stay in jail. If I’m not mistaken, spencer will need a permanent home address to show stability. That’s correct. That settles it. You’ll move back in with me. That works for me. Spencer, a word in private, please. Yeah. Okay, well, we’ll just be out in the hall. I’m a lot of things, kevin, but I’m not naive. You and grandmother are gonna post the money for my bail. What’s the catch? Ava, I just want you to know how much it means to me that you were willing to offer spence a way out. I-I understand his pride temporarily got in the way of him accepting it, but trust me. I’ll talk to him. Oh, yes, do, please, and try to talk some sense into him. And whatever you do, esme, don’t let him drag you into any more bad behavior. Never. I should have stood up to spence and from now on, I will. I hope so.

[ Monitors beeping ] Oh, thank god, you’re awake. Guess so.

[ Sighs ] Surprise me, cassadine. Do the right thing. See ya. Okay. You gave me quite — you gave all of us quite a scare. You know, um, I’ll call brook lynn, let her know that you’re okay. No, not yet. Not yet. Well, don’t you want your daughters to know that you’re awake? Not until I talk to you. Whatever victor is asking for, don’t give it to him. Everything okay? Yeah. I had to, um, tell jason what I know about drew. Yeah. Yeah, how’d he take it? It was — it was okay. I-I told him that I felt the need to investigate before I-I said anything to him. Yeah. You know, until they find drew’s body, there’s a chance he survived, right? Yeah. I mean, jason said the same thing. I just don’t know… what there is left here for me to do. I mean, I can stay here and see things through. Or I can go home because my kids come first. Then maybe you should do that. You tried to bring scout’s father back, and now it’s time to go be with scout and danny. I’m sorry about your brother. Thanks. You know, drew and i weren’t exactly close, but he was important to monica and I’m just, you know — just thinking about her. Really? So you’re not thinking about how it was my crazy brother that shot yours? You’re not responsible for anything peter does. I know. But still, you’re here helping me find my mother, who has committed her own fair share of crimes. I wouldn’t blame you if you changed your mind and wanted to go home. No. We have a job to do. I’m not going anywhere.

At least we can all agree we want what’s best for spence. Maybe now you can see I have his best interests at heart. Maybe we could all be friends, after all. I’m sorry, I-i should be thanking you for providing my bail money. I certainly was not looking forward to spending another night in jail. Your grandmother and i are happy to help, but it comes with limitations. If you want our support, you’ll have to earn it. Earn it how? We have a few ideas, starting with you getting a job. Well, that was unexpected. Yeah, leave it to my son to zig when we want him to zag. I can handle him not accepting the deal. What bothers me most is the look on his face after he entered his plea. What was that? That this is far from over. Spoke to anna. She’s not going to help you. Well, if you say so, robert. I don’t have any control over what the wsb decides to do. But you don’t have me fooled. The world was a much better place when you were dead. Nothing to say? I’m still feeling a bit parched, robert. So why don’t you make yourself useful and fetch me some more water? Oh, and I prefer sparkling. Whatever victor is proposing, it’s a trap. No, no, I know that, obviously. Yes. And we have no idea of knowing what he’s been up to the past few years, but what choice do we have? Peter has to be stopped — for drew, for obrecht. Most certainly for maxie. Victor knows where he is. I sense it. So this is our best chance, don’t you — wait, wait. Careful, careful, careful. Don’t move. We can’t involve victor. We’ve gotten close to peter before. We’ll do it again. If there’s bad news about drew, I’d rather be at home with my kids. Makes sense. I’ll go arrange flights back. Wait, I-I didn’t say you have to come with me. I know. I want to. Jason: To pick up peter’s trail, we’re gonna have to retrace his steps. Where do we start? The last place your mother was seen — her prison cell. Wiley’s all set. Now we can finish our conversation. It isn’t over already? No, not for me. What you’re doing seems cold and calculating. Willow, I gave nina chance after chance. Even after that meltdown at my father’s funeral, I still gave her the opportunity to visit wiley, and what does she do? She brings up nelle, making wiley doubt that you’re actually his real mother. And then after that, I gave her another chance, and how does she thank us? By lying. By keeping the knowledge that my father is still alive, and for what? To punish my mother? Michael, I can’t deny anything you’re saying. It’s just — what do you think is going to happen to nina? That’s up to D.A. Sheridan. But if you’re asking me, I think that she needs to be held accountable. I guess this concludes our business. You’ll buy charlie’s and I won’t be involved, financially or otherwise. And carly won’t have to know how much it…progressed in nixon falls. Correct. I’m glad phyllis is going to have charlie’S. You know, I hope she stays in port charles. I really consider her my — my family, and I want to earn back the trust of those people that I love. Hmm. Nina reeves? Uh, yeah, I’m nina reeves. Is there a problem? You’re under arrest for identity

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Donna was so excited to play with her…nephew. Wow, that’s weird. That is so strange.

[ Both laugh ] I’m surprised michael didn’t bring him by. He’s the one that set the whole thing up. Oh, he wanted to. He — he had an important meeting this morning. Okay, well, can you stay for some coffee? Uh, s-sure. I can stay for a while, yeah. It would actually be nice to talk. Oh, yeah? About anything in particular? Michael. And nina. It’s so great having you here, phyllis. I’m really glad that you’re giving yourself this time. Mm. Eventually, I’m gonna have to face nixon falls again and figure out what my life looks like without lenny. But a few more days away couldn’t hurt. When you go back to nixon falls, are you sure that you don’t want to rebuild the tan-o? The bar was my life with lenny. I don’t have the heart to do it without him. Then why go back? Why don’t you stay in port charles and let me help you?

[ Sighs ] Not hungry?

[ Sighs ] Just tired. I’m not surprised. You were tossing and turning all night. Sorry if I kept you up. It’s okay. Spencer’s your son. Of course you’re worried sick about him. He may not agree, ava, but he’s still just a kid. And he’s facing jail time. Yeah, for some pretty terrible crimes. I know, and I’m not suggesting that he should walk away with no consequences. It’s just — we offered him a way out. All he has to do is take it. Esme: Spence! Are you all right? Was it awful spending the night in jail? Uh, did you get any sleep? Yes, yes, and not much. Have you given any more thought to ava’s deal? There is no way that I will be beholden to ava jerome, okay? There has to be another option. Nicole diaz, the public defender assigned to your case. Nice to meet you, ms. Diaz.

[ Sighs ] Give me just one second to get up to speed. Mm-hmm. Phew. Mm. Right. I think we have a real shot here. In all likelihood, the judge will move to dismiss. Really? That’s amazing news. Well, no one actually saw you deface the garage, so it’s pretty open and shut. Garage? What are you talking about? Sparky carraway, destruction of private property. No, I’m spencer cassadine. Harassment and criminal mischief. Oops. Wrong file. Give me just one second. So, I’m, uh, expecting an update from candace about austin’s lawsuit, and I’ll let you know where we are once I talk to her. Mm-hmm. Well, there might not be a lawsuit anymore. What? Since when? I take it you didn’t hear about the brook lynn drama? No?

[ Sighs ] Oh, I thought you’d have been at the office by now. No, I chose to work at home today. Oh, well, I’ll leave you to it, then. Excuse me. Olivia? Wait. If we keep avoiding each other, how are we gonna fix things? I just need a little space right now.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get it. Hey, sweetheart. Hi. Come on in. Is brook lynn home? I need to talk to her about austin. Does anybody want to fill me in on what brook lynn did? Brook lynn: What? Nobody else did? I gave us our best shot at keeping austin out of elq and this family.

[ Phone ringing in distance, indistinct conversations ] Dr. Gatlin-holt. Don’t shoot. You’re not sup– I know. I’m not supposed to be here, and I promise you that I won’t see any of my patients in person. I just wanted to make sure the ms. Patel was getting all of her fluids. Dr. Chen is covering your patients while you’re on suspension. Suspension. Right. All thanks to brook lynn’s games. I’m so sorry I couldn’t get you a high-profile attorney. It’s not your fault. I swear, I tried everything. Kevin refuses to help, and I can’t get in touch with your grandmother. I spoke to my trust manager, but he wouldn’t advance the money when he found out what the charges were. Uncle sonny. Thank god. You’re not here to help me, are you? Uh, yeah, I am, but you’re — you’re not gonna like how.

Mr. Corinthos, I’m so grateful that you came and that you didn’t abandon spence like everyone else. We’re gonna need a minute alone — spence and I. No, that’s okay. You don’t have to go. Talk to your uncle. I’ll be waiting outside. Um, I-I just want you to know how sorry I am for my part in the whole “nikolas and ava taking avery out of the country” misunderstanding. I’m very clear on, uh, you know, what you tried to do. I was trying to help. You have the wrong idea about esme. Yeah, apparently, I had the wrong idea about you. You want to go after ava, that’s up to you. Be my guest. But don’t you use… a child to do it. Especially… my child. It wasn’t me. I read brook lynn’s allegations. Pretty sensational, don’t you think? Are you saying she’s lying? Brook lynn is manipulating me. She claims to be concerned about leo, which should have been my first clue because that woman doesn’t care about anything but herself. Well, I’m afraid I have to disagree with you. Brook lynn has moments of selfishness, but, then, who doesn’t? But she cares very deeply for her family. Yeah, so deeply, she set me up.

[ Breathes deeply ] Loyalty is very big with the quartermaines. Do I always agree with the way they display it? Well… but there is a definite “us against them” mind-set. Okay. Are you included in all that? “Amendment to the trust of spencer cassadine.” Are you positive you want to do this? Whether or not spencer agrees to our conditions, placing you in charge of his trust — it sends the message that you and I are a united front. And that I’m not going anywhere. That’s right — not on my watch. And if I c ontrolspencer’s money, then he can’t ignore me. He can’t be so disrespectful. And I won’t be able to cave to him. Not that you would. I’d like to believe that I could stand firm, but I don’t trust myself. Part of the reason this is all happening now is because of all the times that I gave in to spencer when he was a child. Well, I’m happy to play “bad cop,” but spencer was pretty adamant that he wouldn’t buckle, remember? Well, this is happening whether he wants it to or not, and spencer doesn’t get a choice about accepting you as my wife. If he refuses, he’s basically sending himself to jail. Right, and spencer knows the terms. If he can actively support our marriage, then I won’t cooperate, I won’t testify against him, and the prosecution’s case is dead in the water. Which is extremely generous, given everything spencer put you through.

[ Sighs ] Do you think he’ll swallow his pride?

[ Sighs ] Well, for his sake and yours, I sure hope so. Sonny: What do you mean? You didn’t use avery to scare ava? No, I did. I just mean that I wasn’t myself. I became so focused on punishing ava, getting her out of my father’s life, that I went too far. What are the two rules? You never threaten children or your family. What? You never threaten children or your family! Avery’s both. You know I would never hurt her, uncle sonny. I don’t care if it’s implied or real. You crossed a line. I’m sorry. You know all these allegations against me. People think that I supposedly did crimes. Why do you think I’m — I’m — I’m still standing a free man? Diane miller? No. ‘Cause I have a code that I stick by, that I live by. When I’m going after somebody, I make sure I don’t get caught. You, on the other hand, are playing these little games. And you got yourself busted. So now you got to face the consequences. Wait, so hold on — so you — you tricked austin into breaking his patient-doctor confidentiality. You turned him in, and now you’re threatening his medical license unless he drops the claim on elq. Yes, and I don’t know why I’m getting so much static over it. I definitely would have used a different tactic. Yeah, a way less effective tactic, dad. Maxie: [ Sighs ] Okay, brook lynn, I’m not gonna tell you what to do — but you’re about to tell me what to do? No, I’m going to give you my opinion, which is that austin is genuinely a good guy…

[ Scoffs ] …And he legitimately cares about leo. Olivia: Wrong! Austin is not a good guy, and his opinions about leo are way off-base. Now, would I like to have him out of the family? Yes, I would. But I really would have preferred if he was caught running his mouth about literally anyone other than my son, because now this whole thing with leo is gonna be a great big deal. And leo is fine just the way he is. Would it really be that bad if austin got his share of the inheritance?

[ Sighs ] I mean, from what I can see, it looks like there’s more than enough money to go around. That’s not the point, maxie. The point, which I have said over and over again, is that my great-grandfather edward quartermaine purposely left jimmy lee holt out of his will. Okay? It doesn’t matter that he was thinking about reconsidering — none of those thoughts ever made it into an official document. None of those thoughts were ever signed or filed or probated, so austin is going after money that isn’t his. And to make things worse, he’s hiding behind some sob story about honoring the wishes of his late father when all he cares about is getting those shares. You’re awfully quiet over there. What do you think?

I heard you on the phone this morning. Were you checking on spencer?

[ Sighs ] I must have second-guessed myself a dozen times last night. I just couldn’t stand the thought of spencer in that cell. But he’s been coddled too long. Well, you know I agree. And I also understand, nikolas. Raising a son who lost his mother… it’s — it’s terribly complicated. Yeah, something I can relate to all too well. You just want to give your son all the love that you didn’t get from laura when you were a child, right?

[ Sighs ] But it shouldn’t have translated to giving him anything he wanted, but it did, which in turn led spencer to the dangerous impression that he’s the center of the universe. I have to do better. With you by my side, I will. I’ll see you at the arraignment. Yeah, of course, but wait — wait. Where are you going? Wait.

[ Sighs ] Monica, correct me if I’m wrong, but you do seem a little different from the quartermaines. More… yeah, I’m not — I’m not sure the word for it — sane.

[ Laughs ] Well, it has taken me years to find my place in that family. And not just as alan’s wife, but as me, as an individual. Because let’s face it — the quartermaines can be huge pains in the butt. Yeah, I’ve seen it many times. And especially when it comes to elq. That company is really family, in so many ways. Yeah, my dad saw that. He always said that he felt like a small-town hick by comparison. But he was edward’s son, and he deserves to be recognized, and if they want to play dirty, bring it on. Uh, did your father want you to be in business as opposed to medicine? My dad just wanted me to be happy. Are you? I was. Really, truly, before all this drama and infighting. Well, then, I have a question for you. If you knew how the quartermaines operate and you didn’t like the way they operate, why did you come knocking on our door? If you’re concerned about michael, I want to hear about it. Oh, I know. But after all the pain and heartache nina caused your family — hey, our family. You’re just as much a part of our family as anyone. Thank you. Yeah. I guess all I’m saying is I’d understand if you didn’t want to talk about her. Oh, well, I don’T. But nina’s not going anywhere, and, uh, I want to know what’s going on, so… is she hounding michael about wiley? Are you guys afraid she’s gonna do something? Actually, I’m more worried about what michael might do. I think that you used a smart strategy. Thank you. Finally, someone who sees some reason. Look, austin — he came at us, and you found where he was vulnerable. It’s better than us just railing at the guy. I mean, look, austin has a big ego. He gave his opinion on something that he has no authority to give his opinion on. That’s his weakness, and you — you targeted it. I mean, I’m — I’m impressed. Gold star for me. Oh, my god. I’m gonna check on leo.

[ Sighs ]

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get it.

[ Sighs ]

[ Birds chirping ] Have to admit, I didn’t expect you to come to the door yourself. Yeah, I don’t really, uh, stand on ceremony. I’m more interested in getting things done. I like the way you think. Nice to finally meet you, mr. Corinthos. Mm. Same here, mr. Sheridan. Thank you for making the trip from pennsylvania. Lenny and I settled in nixon falls because it was lenny’s hometown. Everything there reminds me of him. Yeah, I get it. But port charles has a lot to offer, and sonny’s here, and I’m sure he’d want you to stay, too. I wasn’t gonna bring him up, but now that you have, how did your talk go? Were you able to clear the air at all? I didn’t think you left anything unsaid when we ran into each other at the cemetery. Yeah, uh… yeah, I did, but then you surprised me. How so? You showed up at the quartermaines’. Carly saw you. You were visiting wiley. That didn’t make her happy. Oh, and you think that I’m afraid of carly? I thought you knew me better than that. You’re not going to be happy in port charles for very long. I know exactly where I stand with sonny. You got to understand something — I care enough about you that I want you to learn.

[ Scoffs ] I already know the lesson. People leave.

[ Sighs ] Your dad was wrong in making you think that he was dead, but there’s nothing you can do about that. You can’t change that. You know what you can change? Is how you move forward. So you need to stand up and decide who you want to be. What does that mean? Do you want to be the guy who owns his mistakes or do you want to be the guy who’s waiting for his father to write a check so he can be rescued? Yeah, except I don’t have that. God, I’m so stupid. Yo u know, I thought thatmy dad would side with me. That he loved me enough that, when push came to shove, he would pick me over ava. He didn’T. That hurts, right?

It’s a terrible thing when you — when a parent that you love is — is addicted to something and he — he chooses it over you. That’s what happened to — to my dad… god rest his soul. He loved me a lot and.. but he’d walk away anytime he could to bet on the horses. I know your — your dad’s not a gambler, but he’s addicted to ava. They think they’re in love. Yeah, right. And I-I know it’s heartbreaking when you can’t count on your father. It’S… but that’s the reality that you’re, uh, living in. And you know what? You violated the code. So I can’t bail you out. Not this time. What did you do to spencer? Well, I was just making sure that he was listening to some hard truths. Now it’s your turn. I thought you gave up on me. Would I be standing here if I’d given up on you? You tell me. You know, as the da of llantano county, it’s not often I make house calls to port charles. No, I bet not. But when I heard about your potential and sizable donation to my campaign… you deemed it worth a trip. I did. Tell me — what’s your interest in a pennsylvania election? Well, let’s talk in the den. For the record, I will be thrilled when austin is out of our lives. But…? But if he ends up getting fired… you’re worried about leo. Yes, I’m worried the message that he might be on the autism spectrum gets drowned out. And then what? And then what, what? You’re talking about leo, aren’t you?

[ Sighs ] You see, th– this is what I hate — all these little — little hush-hush, secret conversations about the non-problem that is my son. Why — why can’t you hear me on this, ned? I hear you. I just don’t agree with you. I think it’s time we talked divorce.

[ Doorbell rings ] Wait — what?

[ Door opens ]

[ Gasps ] Dad.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Oh, my god, just when I thought the day couldn’t get worse. Olivia, we need to talk about this. Hi. Hi. I have an answer for you. Michael is justifiably worried that nina will want to be in wiley’s life. And she will. Maybe. Probably, but she hasn’t come to us yet, and I just feel like why provoke the fight until we absolutely have to? How does michael feel? We talked it over, and he says he’s on the same page, but… I don’t know. I think he might be holding back. I think, in his heart of hearts, he wants to take action and make nina pay. As he should. I don’t disagree, carly. Okay? I am furious with nina. Part of me wants to haul off and slap her for showing up at the house for that last visit with wiley. I would have loved to have seen that.

[ Sighs ] When I think about all the lies she told — how she was there at sonny’s funeral, watching everyone grieve? It was hateful. But, carly, what good does it do to incite a big, ugly battle that won’t help anyone? Here’s the thing, willow. Just because nina hasn’t done anything yet doesn’t mean she won’T. Phyllis: Port charle s is lovely,don’t get me wrong, but what would I do here? Mm. Get a job at the hospital? Mnh, no. I enjoy being my own boss too much. Yeah. Ava: Woman after my own heart.

[ Chuckling ] Hi. Hi, nina. Hi. I’m nina’s friend. I’m ava cassadine. You — you must be phyllis? That’s me. Nice. Oh, it’s so nice — can I have a chair? It’s so nice to finally meet you. Mm. Uh, not a lot of people can say that they bossed sonny corinthos around.

[ Laughs ] It’s hard to imagine him as a busboy. Bartender. Whatever. Mike — sonny — was more than an employee. He was my friend. He still is.

[ Sighs ] That’s so nice. He’s lucky to have you. Mm. I am just fascinated by this other life in nixon falls. Ava here owns the jerome gallery and charlie’s pub. Oh, really? Yeah. For now, anyway. What do you mean by that? I put charlie’s on the market when I was planning to leave town. Oh, that’s right. Now she’s staying put. Yeah, staying put. But I’m just not sure if I’m gonna keep it. Have you been there, to the pub? Mnh-mnh, I haven’T. I hope you come by. I think you’d like it.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Gasps ] Excuse me. I need to take this. Oh, yeah. Phyllis caulfield… what are you doing?! I’m gathering information. For what?! I’m gonna ask sonny for joint custody of avery, and knowledge is power. No, no, no. You said that you weren’t going to take advantage of my relationship with mike. We just talked about this. Sorry about that. Oh, that’s okay.

[ Chuckling ] That’s okay. You know, ’cause ava here, she has to leave. She has someplace she really needs to be. Yes, I do. Hi — hi, sonny.

[ Breathes sharply ]

I would never give up on you, spencer. I know this is partially my fault, and I want to fix it. Fix it? As in I’m broken? Is that what ava told you? Is that why you threw me away? Stop blaming ava and take some damn responsibility! You know what she said to me? That you are giving her control of my trust fund. Open your eyes, father! See your wife for who she really is! How are you, phyllis? You like the city? It’s great, ain’t it? It’s a beautiful city. If you need anything, you just call me, and I mean anything. Thank you, sonny. Come on, ava. Okay. You alright? Yeah. I’ve accepted the fact that mike doesn’t exist and that I mean nothing to sonny corinthos. Well, that was a little awkward. Yeah, well, we’re here for avery. Yes, right, um… well, what I wanted to tell you is that while you were away, avery got used to seeing me every single day. Until you left her with carly. Yeah, well, I did that — I did that for her own protection. Well, I have no intention of keeping avery from you. You don’t? No. The visitation rights as they are — it’s perfect. No? No, I don’t think that’s what’s best for our daughter any longer. I want to revisit the arrangement…

[ Scoffs ] …And I’d like joint custody. Not gonna happen. Nina doesn’t respect boundaries or care about people’s feelings. I mean, the fact that she’s trying to rewrite the history of nelle proves that she’s not dealing in reality. She deals in her version of reality. Yeah, she’s desperate to believe that nelle was troubled or misunderstood, and had nina known the truth, she could have redeemed nelle. And she acts on those beliefs. I mean, it’s like telling wiley about his “real mother” or “defending her daughter.” It’s no different than believing that sonny was happier in nixon falls. And she acted on that belief. Yes, she did. Which makes me very concerned about wiley and about nina having a relationship with him. I know. Nina is going to continue to live her belief that nelle could have been better through wiley. She doesn’t get that her beliefs are just stories she keeps telling herself. And as far as I’m concerned, that makes her extremely dangerous. Yeah, I like your record on law and order. You know, your commitment to tackling hard cases in order to get justice. And if I’m elected as pennsylvania attorney general, I intend to build on that commitment. Unfortunately, the incumbent looks strong in the polls. Yeah, I saw that, which is, uh, why I reached out. I think our donation could get you through that final push. I’m grateful. I have big plans for my state. Yeah, about that. Um… I’d like to discuss one plan in particular. Well, we’re all very busy, austin. We don’t have all day. Yeah, I’m sure you’re all very busy. So, I spoke with monica earlier. Whoop-de-doo. It was a really nice conversation. It was. Zero posturing. It’s hard to imagine she’s part of your family. And she talked about that — she was talking about elq and how it’s difficult for you all to distinguish where the family ends and where the business begins. Hardly a revelation. Well, it made me realize something. Because… I want to be a part of this family. And then I realized that, if you are all incapable of separating your family from your business, then I don’t want anything to do with it. Zero, zilch. Hand me over the papers, and I’ll sign away my claim.

[ Sighs ] “I, austin gatlin-holt, hereby acknowledge the validity of edward quartermaine’s last will and testament in which jimmy lee holt of pautuck, new york, was denied any portion of edward’s estate. As jimmy lee holt’s son, I relinquish any possible claim to elq stock or assets,” et cetera, et cetera. Is this what you really want? I’m not sure, you know? What I — what I really wanted — and still want — is my father to get the recognition that he wanted so badly. But now I’m thinking that the price is just too high, and I’m not just talking about my medical career — I’m talking about my soul. Cue the violins. I didn’t know what I was walking into.

[ Chuckling ] I had no idea. There is no depth that you quartermaines won’t sink to. I don’t want anything to do with you. I am not one of you. I am not a quartermaine. Hallelujah! Here. You’re gonna need this.

[ Paper rustles ]

[ Pen scratching ] Everything you’re saying makes total sense — it really does. I just still feel that [Scoffs] Right now, at this moment, nina’s lying low, and it does not do wiley any good to poke the bear. Willow — I mean, carly, strategically, I-if we have all our defenses ready, nina is at the disadvantage. Right? So why not wait? Let her be the one to go to court and fight for visitation. Because you want to put the ball in nina’s court. Right, because when you target nina, you make her the victim, and she obviously has no problem seeing herself that way. But if you sit back and do nothing, she’s the one starting the fight. Is there a chance that you’re saying all this because, deep down, you’re the type of person who likes to fix things? You want everyone to get along? I’m sure that’s part of it. But isn’t michael like that, too? Uh — or am I wrong? Michael is kind… and…fair… and forgiving, but he’s also someone who can be pushed too far. And given the grief we endured and the risk I took by stepping in for sonny, and to think that it didn’t have to happen… nina may have pushed michael too far. I know exactly what ava said to you. She offered you a way out of the charges — out of this entire god-awful mess. But did you take it? No. There is no way that I will live my life under that woman’s thumb. She’s my wife, spencer. I love her. And all we are asking is for you to respect that. Never! Spence, I — I understand you’re upset, but I think you need to do what your dad and ava want. What? Esme, what are you talking about? You can’t stand her, either. I know, but at this rate, all you’re going to accomplish by trying to spite them is land yourself in jail. And then what? What happens to me? I think you’ll want to change your mind. I have custody of avery, and that’s that. Okay, listen, you’re right — avery is going through a rough time right now. I mean, she’s happy that she’s with her father, but she’s confused and she needs stability and assurance that her parents are gonna be there. Yeah, I-I agree completely. What are you saying? So I’m gonna give you more time with avery. Not on the court’s terms — on my terms. Family is just very important. She’s my sister and we depend on each other a lot. She’s the rock of the fami ly. She’s the person who holds everything together. It’s a battle, you know. I’m going to be there.

Are you sure you’re okay with this? It’s a lawsuit. It’s never gonna make me happy. Thank you so much for all of your support. Anytime. I’ll see you. See you. Good luck. And for what it’s worth…

[ Door opens ] …I think your patients are lucky to have you.

[ Door closes ] Here you go. I’ll get the door for you. How very kind. Isn’t it? You know, if you’re thinking that this is over, you’d be wrong about that. This is just the beginning. Sorry. I still think the guy’s got an ulterior motive. Olivia… you really didn’t mean what you said earlier. Don’t tell me what I mean. That’s it? Out of the blue, you want a divorce? You really think this is out of the blue? Yes! Ned, if we can’t even agree on what’s best for leo, what kind of marriage do we have?

[ Sighs ] There is still a chance that I could beat these charges and go free. With a lawyer who doesn’t even know your name? I am not the enemy, spencer. I never said that you were, father. This is happening… right now and in real time. Are you really willing to risk a criminal record and possible jail time just to dig in your heels?

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ] You know I’ll support you no matter what, but I can’t imagine losing you, spence.

[ Voice breaking ] I just can’T. I read your file — the right one this time. Could I please have a moment while I consult with my attorney?

[ Sighs ] Please think about what we talked about. Mm-hmm. I essentially just have one question. How do you want to plead? So you don’t think there’s anything to be said for keeping the peace? I do. But that’s not gonna happen here. You’re surrounded by very proactive people. Michael won’t do anything rash, where the blowback lands on wiley. But make no mistake — if michael’s put in a situation to act, my son will act. Well, thank you for the coffee. Anytime. Sheridan: I see a lot of potential here. So we can help each other? I look forward to it. I’m gonna treat myself to a stroll through the botanical gardens. Oh, I love the botanical gardens, especially the roses. How about I clear my schedule and I go with you? Well, that’s very kind, but [Breathes deeply] I’m looking forward to some time alone to just stroll and let my mind roam. Are you sure? You don’t need to worry about me, nina. I’ll be fine. I just need to figure out what comes next. You and me both.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Bye. Bye. Does that work for you? Yes, it does. Good. Well, thank you for acknowledging that — that avery needs her mother. Sonny, I think, um… nixon falls changed you. Well, you know, I always, uh — I always take care of my children. Right. Okay, well, I will write up the schedule, and, um, I’ll e-mail it, okay? Oh, hold on. We still have some unfinished business.

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hey, n’neka. So, um, that guest — he was really into live music, huh?

[ Scoffs ] Yes. Wouldn’t shut up about it. Hmm. I guess I’ll have to add more nights. Mm-hmm. I know how the guys here can get. He didn’t bother you or make you feel uncomfortable, did he?

[ Scoffs ] No, he was harmless. All right. Well, good. Because I want the savoy to be a safe place for anyone who comes in here. Including me? Uh, please tell mr. Sheridan to get back to me as soon as possible. Yeah, it’s about my family’s donation to his campaign. Thank you. “Donation”? Uh, yeah. Yeah, it’s, uh — it’s good business to donate to politicians across the country. Doesn’t necessarily influence them, but it does always get you a meeting. How did I end up with someone so smart? I mean, just lucky, I guess. I mean, you got brains and brawn and looks?

[ Exhales sharply ] He’s a triple threat, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Both chuckle ] Eh, who am I kidding? I’m the lucky one. Hi. Hi. You made it. I was starting to get worried. Yeah, I found the place eventually. No, I-I mean, I didn’t know if a dinner out was at the top of your list. You know, given that your medical license is on the line. Right. All thanks to brook lynn quartermaine. Thank you for agreeing to have dinner with me tonight.

[ Laughs ] Can you believe it’s been almost a year since we’ve been separated? I gu ess time flieswhen you’re not having any fun. Well, I think it’s important to make time for each other so we can figure out what comes next. Yeah. Unless you’ve already made up your mind? And working with finn to keep his brother alive was all-consuming, and it’s exactly what I needed. Not to mention, we made a pretty great team. You sure did. Spending all that time together — you got closer. It felt that way. It looked that way, too.

[ Sighs ] Roughing it has improved since I last went camping. I’ve never been so happy to get off the grid.

[ Gasps ] Oh. Wow, you really went above and beyond in nixon falls. The town was about to be stolen out from under everyone. And it wasn’T. Because of you. I’m just repaying the kindness that the community showed me. You were really invested in your life there. It’s the only life I knew. But now you’re home.

[ Inhales deeply ] I would have really loved… to have known mike.

[ Chuckles ] But he seems to look a lot like the man I already know.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

Ah, man. Ooh. Sir, is everything okay? I-I was on my way to a volunteer committee meeting, and I got this pain in my side. I’m — I’m sure it’s nothing, but… what’s your name? Uh, marshall. Marshall. Yeah. I’m dr. Ashford, and I would feel a lot more comfortable if we could rule out anything serious. We’ll go this way and get you checked out. Uh, yeah. Nina. I didn’t expect another visit so soon. A lot has happened in the last few hours. N’neka, would you bring a bottle of the reserve? We’ll be over here. You don’t have to handhold me if you’ve got stuff to do. Um, well… I’m the boss. It’s called “delegating.”

[ Chuckles ] Well, thank you. Thank you, n’neka. You can leave the bottle. Sure. Delegating works really well for you. Maybe I should try it, huh, curtis? Enjoy. Although, working is a really great distraction from the complete and utter mess that I have made.

[ Sighs ] What happened? It’s everywhere. I have no right to expect carly to keep it to herself, but — I know, but it’s hard. It’s hard. I’m sorry. Uh, I should’ve knocked. I’ll come back. No, no, no, just wait. Wait, wait, wait. We — we just gotta get this out in the open. And…

[ Sighs ] It’s just a lot for me. Um… you know, you guys got married, and then y-y-you get — you have feel — whatever it is that you guys — look, sonny, sonny, everything that has happened between me and carly, it… it was based on something that wasn’t true, okay? And now — and now we know the truth. And I just — I can’t speak for carly. I just want things to go back to, you know, what we all had. Hey. Sonny, I feel same. I want the three of us the way we were — the way we’ve always been for 20 years. I get that you don’t want my past life crashing down on you. You don’t want to be hurt again. That’s why you came to nixon falls — to let go of your past. So you understand? Well, and I’m gonna do everything I can to prove to you that I do. I don’t know how I’m gonna do it… but I will… because I’m — I’m in love with you. The past is the past. We just gotta f-find a way to… move on. We will. We will, because the three of us have survived too much together to lose each other over nina’s lie. And if it helps… I’m about to leave town.

[ Knock on door ] There you are. I had a bunch of questions I wanted to run by you earlier, but I’m heading out, so I guess it’ll have to wait till tomorrow. Uh, you should run them by me now. I’m leaving the country. You’re joking, right? And I don’t know how long I’ll be gone. And I’m supposed to, what — hold down the fort while you go on vacation indefinitely? No way. We’re co-chiefs of staff last time I checked. Terry, listen to me. This is not a vacation, okay? This is about my mother.

[ Both laugh ] Just — I-I’m s– let me —

[ Laughs ] You — I’ll — uh — you — are you trying to — I-it’s okay. It’s okay.

[ Laughs ] I’m — I’m sorry about that. It’s all right. I’ll take the next one. All right. Um, I was just thinking — I was just wondering — sorry, you go. No, you — you first. I-I made you miss the elevator.

[ Laughs ] Okay. I just saw another flier for trivia night. Looks like teams are filling up fast. T-those are — are two-person teams, right? I think so. Uh-huh. Wanna sign up together? Yeah, that sounds like fun.

[ Chuckles ] And, yes, those words just came out of my mouth. Ah, I’m gonna make sure you find joy in something frivolous if it’s the last thing I do. You’re a brave woman.

[ Laughs ] Yes, I am. So, it’s a date. No, I didn’t mean it like — I didn’t mean like that. I mean, it’s not a date-date. It’s — y– what if it was?

Look at you — making moves, banking favors. Getting ready to take back control of elq? Eh, hopefully. Not that I’ll be the one steering the ship. Right. No? I thought we were on the same page, you know? Ned runs elq for the family, and I run aurora to preserve drew’s legacy and build something worthwhile for scout. No, no, I know. It’s just… that decision was made before your father came home. Before you found out what nina did to him. Now, knowing what you know, do you think you can really be nina’s boss? So, what happened in the last few hours? I saw sonny. Oh? Yeah, and it was awful. What, did he freak out? No, he was matter of fact, actually. Damn. That’s almost worse. Yeah, kind of. So, did the subject of wiley come up? Mm-hmm. His position is that my relationship with wiley is between michael and me, and he will not influence michael as long as I stay away from the family. Shouldn’t be too hard. You and sonny hardly know each other. So, where you going and for how long? I’m not sure. Just helping britt search for her mother. That’s generous of you. What happened to obrecht? Yeah, so, uh, obrecht and scott were on their way to the caribbean. Wait a minute. Obrecht and scott are an item? Uh, you’ve missed a lot in nine months. Apparently. Scott was ejected from the plane. Uh, he had a parachute. He’s fine. Obrecht was taken captive, and nobody’s heard from her. Who’s holding obrecht? There’s multiple players involved. But it all circles back… to peter august. I have a strong lead on what happened to my mother, and I need to explore it. And you’re not telling the authorities? I don’t trust them. But you trust me. Yeah.

[ Both laugh ] Wow, look at us. We’ve come a long way. Don’t worry about things here. I’ve got it covered. And if the board starts asking questions about where I am — I am a masterful question-dodger. Oh, good to know.

[ Both laugh ] Thank you. You’re welcome. I guess I’d better go before you change your mind. That would be wise.

[ Both laugh ] Good luck. Thank you. I’m gonna need it.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Telephone rings ] Chief randolph. Oh, my god. You know, we haven’t really had a chance to talk much about, um, what happened between us, you know? Um… my lips… almost touching your lips. No, we haven’T. No. In fact, I think we’ve done everything we can to avoid the subject. Mm-hmm. Which I guess that makes sense, right? I mean, there’s — there’s a lot of things that could get… complicated… in all this, right? I mean, there’s — there’s hayden. Me losing franco. Mm-hmm. But, you know, maybe there’s just as many reasons, if not more, to — to not avoid the subject. You know, maybe we stop acting like a couple of high-school kids and, you know, we take a chance and we — we see where this could go. I don’t know. I’m talking crazy, right? I-I… this is crazy. No. Sorry. My mood has nothing to do with you… or with us. What’s wrong?

[ Sighs ] Leo had his follow-up appointment with dr. Diamond today. It didn’t go well? I don’t like the guy. Dr. Diamond? Since when? Since he thinks there’s something wrong with my kid. He was suggesting that I make an appointment with a pediatric neurologist. You believe that? Yes, liv, I can. I should probably stay out of whatever drama is going on between you and brook lynn. Yeah, that’s probably a pretty good idea. But, you know, an objective observation. Yes? You have to wonder if it’s really all worth it. So much for staying out of it. Okay, no, look. I [Sighs] I get that y– fighting for your father’s birthright is really important to you. But if it means losing your ability to practice medicine, is that what jimmy lee would really want for you? You know, maxie… I mean, if I didn’t know any better, I might think that you’re way more invested in this little quartermaine squabble than you’re letting on.

[ Scoffs ]

“Invested”? Uh, no. Okay, maybe, like, the tiniest bit invested. But in the same way that I’m invested in if blake moynes gets the final rose on “the bachelorette.” You know, these corporate shenanigans make for great gossip in port charles. Okay, I gotcha. Okay. I don’t know about you, but i could definitely use a drink. Um, what do you say? Dirty martinis? Interested? Leo marches to his own drummer. So what? I don’t — I don’t think that’s a problem. It’s — it’s like my uncle mario. Guy didn’t talk till he was five years old — not a word. You know what happened to him? What? He became an artist. Creative people see the world differently, so they experience it differently. And I happen to think that that’s wonderful. I agree. Not every kid comes flying out of the womb like dante — all — all athletic and personable and ready to take everything that the world throws at them. That’s not what I’m suggesting. Not — not every kid is meant to be a social superstar. And I think when you start turning it into a problem and they see you wringing your hands over it, it does the child a real disservice. Maxie: Hi. Peter showed up in nixon falls? Hell, yes. I didn’t know who he was. I didn’t know who I was. But he — he said he was an author, that he was a friend and colleague of nina. Once I got my memory back, I was able to place him.

[ Sighs ] Well, peter, uh, threatened to kidnap nina’s nephew, james. And that’s why nina called obrecht, and obrecht’s plan was to bump peter off in st. Lucia. And then she disappeared. Right. Right? Yeah. You know what I don’t understand. Peter sees sonny, and he doesn’t say anything? He clearly knows who you are. So why didn’t peter use this to his advantage? Drew’s initial deal with jax is that jax buy the print media half of the company so that crimson belongs to him. And — and, yeah, the companies share the same name and occupy adjoining office space. But, look, my [Sighs] My side rarely interacts with crimson’S. But it’s still part of aurora. Look, all I’m saying is, no one would blame you for wanting to remove yourself. Shouldn’t nina be the one to remove herself? I didn’t do anything wrong. No, no. Of course you didn’T. That’s not — oh, I-I’m sorry. No, hey, don’t — don’t be. It’s — it’s — it’s — you’re right. It’s a complicated situation. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] You know, I, uh — I talked to avery earlier today. She is so confused, and I’m sure donna is, too. What did avery say? She asked me if grandpa mike’s gonna come home the same way that daddy did. And when I told her no, she just burst into tears. Oh, my god. That sounds awful. Yeah, it was. So, is that something you’ve thought about? Having nina removed? It crossed my mind, yeah. Reaching out to sam and — and making a case to force jax to push her out. But that wouldn’t solve the main issue. Nina’s presence in wiley’s life. Nina: You’re right. Sonny and I mean nothing to each other, so… no big loss. I just, you know — I want to move on with my life, curtis, but how? I want to make things right with phyllis, but how? It just seems like there’s no real answers to anything, and I hate it. I know. Is this gonna go on forever? No, it won’T. And take it from someone who’s made their fair share of mistakes and gone on to tell about it. God, I hate hospitals. The lights, the sounds, the [Scoffs] Smells. Interesting choice to volunteer here, then, isn’t it? Guess I’m a glutton for punishment.

[ Chuckles ] Hmm.

[ Monitor beeps ]

[ Sighs ] Blood pressure’s good. A little on the low side. Something to watch out for, but it wouldn’t be causing your abdominal pain. Mind if I take a listen? Hey, knock yourself out. Okay. Deep breath.

[ Inhales deeply ] Exhale.

[ Exhales slowly ] You look awfully young to be a doctor, if you don’t mind me saying. I don’t mind. And I just graduated med school a few months ago. Really? [ Chuckles ] Well, your — your parents must be awfully proud. My mom is. My dad passed away whe– it’s a long story. Hey, I’m sorry. Uh, you know, I get a little chatty when — when I’m nervous here in the hospital and all. Consider me an open book. All right. All right. Do you, uh — do you got a better half? I do. Ah. My partner, molly. Oh, “molly.”

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, I bet she tells all her girlfriends about her man, the doctor.

[ Laughs ] She is pretty impressive in her own right, but… nah, molly’s not like that. Ah. My uncle, on the other hand, will pull aside a complete stranger on the street and let them know that his nephew is an md. Your uncle sounds like a hoot. Tell me more about him.

Wow, look at this. Date night. Yeah, it must be really nice to just kick back and relax after a long day of sticking your nose where it doesn’t belong. Olivia, come on. N-no, it’s all right. It was not my place to say anything to anyone about leo. Well, you’re damn right, it wasn’t, but that didn’t stop you, did it? Huh? Anything to distract ned. You’ll use my son’s unique personality or chase’s broken heart. Why in the world would I trust anything you had to say? I’m gonna say this one more time. You stay the hell away from my kid.

[ Door slams ] Sounds like you come from a very tight-knit family. I hope you… I hope you know how lucky you are. I do. You hold on to that. You hold on to that for as long as you can. Sorry. No, it’s fine. Well, I don’t hear anything abnormal. Well [Chuckles] That’s a relief.

[ Both laugh ] Right? I’m going to ask one of the attending physicians to take a look, just in case I missed something. Uh-huh. Mm-hmm. Thorough. I-I like it. You okay to wait by yourself? It might take a minute to flag someone down. I’ll — I’ll be right here. All right.

[ Sighs ]

[ Door closes ] I appreciate you attempting to relate, but you, my wonderful friend, have never pulled a stunt like this. Maybe not, but there was a time that I went down a path that caused a lot of pain for people I care for… and for the people I served. Think about all those cases that I worked, that’ll never be tied up because I got my badge taken away. Curtis, you had an addiction. I made the conscious choice to do something wrong. They’re not the same. Not even close. Okay, well… how about this? I thought that I would spend the rest of my days paying for my sins from the worst chapter in my life. But you know what? I didn’T. My misdeeds, my transgressions are in the past. They’re behind me. And one day — probably sooner than you expect — yours will be, too. You know, I wish I could snap my fingers and this whole situation would just go away. We just declare that nina is forbidden from seeing wiley. Well, in order to do that, we’d have to take her to court. Is that what you want? Honestly, yes. If it means keeping that woman away from our son, then yes. Okay. Then I’m asking you to reconsider. Britt and scott kept hitting dead ends, and they asked for my help. So I had spinelli take a look at scott’s computer, and we realized that it’s been monitored from greece. Greece? Yeah. So, we went to see nikolas. Britt [Chuckles] Britt got nikolas to admit that there was a cassadine compound on the island of crete. Or, at least, there used to be. Well, that explains the cassadine connection. But, uh, you’ve said that… peter was behind all this. Yeah. Right? Peter and victor cassadine. Dead victor cassadine. Not so dead. And it makes sense, ’cause peter has always been close with the cassadines, especially helena.

[ Doorbell rings ] Don’t the guards, uh, call anymore? Yeah, they absolutely do. Ah, it’s britt. I told frank to let her up.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ] Hi, britt. Carly. Sonny. I hear you’re taking jason away from us. I think you might be right. I think maybe we should figure out what’s happening between the two of us. Biz, uh, do you have a second? Um, I mean, I-I guess, yeah. What — what’s up? Maybe we should have this conversation in private? No, no, no, it’s okay. It’s just — it’s just finn. Well, I can — unless it’s something terrible. Is it terrible? No, no, no. Nothing like that. And maybe I’m making a bigger deal out of it than I should. Just rip the band-aid off, chief. Somebody called asking about you. Who? Your father.

I obviously don’t speak for olivia. Does anybody speak for olivia? No.No. But after talking to another doctor, it appears there may be some merit to your concern about leo. Okay. But still, I should have kept my mouth shut. And if I had, then maybe your daughter wouldn’t be trying to get my medical license revoked. I’m sorry. What? Brook lynn has threatened to file a formal hipaa complaint unless I stop contesting edward’s will.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Clears throat ] Is this true? Unfortunately, yes. Okay, I had no idea that she would do that, and I wish she hadn’T. Um, because despite our legal battle, I believe in you as a doctor, and I know that you were only looking after leo’s best interest. Excuse me. My father called you?

[ Sighs ] Jeff mentioned he left a message on your voicemail when franco died, but you never called him back. Yeah, and he never called again, so what does that tell you? I guess he heard about my new position at G.H. And wanted to reach out. Why? To ask how you’re holding up. And you told him… that I wasn’t his go-between. If jeff wants to know how you’re doing, he needs to talk to you. Yeah, I asked jason for help. But, hey, this is your choice. You do not have to come. It’s already settled. I’m going. W-we’re happy to help, and for what it’s worth, I hope you find your mother. Well, it’s worth a lot. Thank you. I know she and I aren’t your favorite people — with good reason. No, look, it doesn’t matter what we think — it’s your mother. If you’re gonna do everything you can to find her, then… I hope you find her. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] Uh, I’m ready when you are. Yeah, just — I just need a minute. Okay, I’ll wait in the foyer. Okay. So, uh… are we — are we okay? I am in no way, shape, or form defending nina or her actions. What she did to your father is indefensible. But? But she’s already retreated with her tail between her legs. If I had to guess, it’ll be a long time before nina comes knocking on our door again. What, so we just let the whole thing slide? No, we let it lie for now. Because if we tell nina we won’t allow her to see wiley, what do you think will happen? She’ll contact a lawyer. Yes, and that lawyer will tell her that in the state of new york, grandparents do have rights. Michael, the fact is, nina has plenty of time and money to spend on a long, ugly court battle. A court battle that likely won’t go in our favor. Don’t let your emotions drag you into something that might actually work against us. It is not worth the risk.

[ Scoffs ] Thanks for talking me down. Any time.

[ Sighs ] So, who’s the smart one now, huh? We can share the title. I’m fine with that. Yeah, me, too. Okay, so, no court battle for wiley. No court battle for wiley. That’s definitely not the way to go. Nina: Thank you for the talk and breaking out the good stuff. You, my lovely friend, are on the list. That means nothing but the best for you. Mm, then one more reason to make this a regular thing, huh? Do you have time for one more? Or do you have to schmooze with the clientele? Ooh, no, I’m meeting tj. We’re gonna go to a midnight movie. Oh, that’s fun. Yeah, you’re more than welcome to roll with. My big plan is to sit right here. Mm, okay. Uh, n’neka, would you please make sure my lovely friend nina has everything she wants? You got it.

[ Chuckles ] Nina, remember what I said. I know it doesn’t seem like it right now… but soon, all of this will be behind you. Okay?

[ Smooches ] I can’t wait. Dr . Russo in cardiology saidhe could be here in… …10 minutes.

Olivia was right about one thing — you did use chase to further your own cause. And that’s not me judging you, okay? God knows I am no saint. Well, thank you for not judging me. You know what stinks about manipulation? You feel like crap afterwards. Also, nobody trusts you anymore. Okay, to be clear, what happened with michael and willow and chase — they’re consenting adults. It’s got nothing to do with me. But you’re right. I do feel like crap about what’s going on with leo. Yeah, I can tell it’s really bothering you. It is, because he needs help. And as long as we’re not judging people, I don’t blame olivia, but she’s just not listening. Maybe ned will? I’m sorry I stormed off like that. I understand.

[ Sighs ] Do you, ned? Really? Because, no offense… but, um, you just come from a different class. You know, e– your family always reacts like this. Something even begins to present as a problem, and you just start throwing money at it. Send the kid to a billion specialists. And my point is… maybe leo doesn’t need that. Maybe it’s not a problem. Maybe — maybe leo just needs to be his leo self and do his leo stuff in his leo world. Because — because you know what? He likes it there.

[ Sighs, chuckles ] Olivia… I get what you’re saying. I truly do. But hearing what another doctor has to say doesn’t mean you’re committing to anything or anyone. It’s just more information to have. But don’t you see, ned? That’s already calling it a problem… when I just see him as my son. And — and g-getting a m– bunch of specialists and making appointments, that’s just walking down a road that I don’t want to go down. But I do want to go — I want to go home.

[ Sighs ] Well, then, let’s get you home. Hey, um, are you okay? Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’m fine. I know, I know. But if you want to talk, I’m here. Oh, thank you. Thanks. The only thing I want to think about right now is taking home the gold on trivia night.

[ Elevator bell dings ] And I’m signing us up. Okay.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] That sounded… intense. You don’t know the half of it. But anything more than that, you’ll have to hear from elizabeth. We’ve all been through a lot. And you guys know… how much you mean to me, so… can we just not bring this up again? Okay. I’m gonna — I’m gonna take off. Wait, wait. L-l-listen, watch your back, all right? ‘Cause peter august is bad news. Yeah, I’ll — I’ll — I’m gonna be careful. You always say that. I’ll do my best. A porsche. Buckle up. I’m driving.

[ Sighs ] How you feel? Like we’re one step closer to getting our life back. I’m so glad that everything is out in the open. Whatever we choose for wiley, we need to be sure that it’s the right decision. Because once it’s made, our son is the one who has to live with the consequences. I hear you. And I promise you, when it comes to visitation with nina, that’s a decision we’ll make together, okay?

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Sighs ] I sh– I should take this. Yeah. Back to making moves, I see. Yeah. Well, I have studying to do, anyway. I love you. I love you.

[ Ringing continues ] Mr. Sheridan. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly. Yes, my family is still interested in donating to your campaign for pennsylvania attorney general. There’s just one wrinkle we’d like to iron out first. Yeah, we’re concerned about a-a crime in your jurisdiction that hasn’t been prosecuted yet. Yeah, it involves a woman… …named nina reeves. Can I get you anything else? No. Thank you, n’neka. I have to get back to my life. Eventually. Curtis: Hey, there you are. Tj, I hope you are properly excited and caffeinated for this movie. Yeah. Yeah, I’m looking forward to it. Is everything okay? I guess so. I was examining a patient, and I told him to wait while I grabbed a second opinion. But when I came back, he was gone. Well, maybe he, uh — maybe he felt better and took off. I’m sure he’ll be in touch if it’s anything serious. I hope so.

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according to the satellite photos, this is the only way across to the dock. Oh, man, that is a long drop. There’s certainly no way down from the compound side. We’ll intercept him as he makes a run for it. Unless he tries the main gate. In which case there’s a nice group of agents waiting to welcome him. But that’s not peter’s M.O. He’s gonna wait for darkness and then slither away. Okay. Robert… I’m not gonna shoot to kill. I am. And for the record, as exciting as it must have been, I’m so glad that your detective days are over, private and otherwise. That’s one thing stella and I have in common. We both like knowing that you’re safe and sound. Well… I intend to stay that way, because I’ve certainly got a lot to live for. How about a toast?

[ Chuckles ] Sounds like you got something in mind. I do. May the past stay in the past. Amen to that.

[ Glasses clink ] Thank you. Sure. Well, what are we drinking to? Well, that depends on your answer. You threw these at my feet when you walked away from me. Now I’m asking you with all of my heart — let me put them back on you. Dante: Where are you holding drew? Well, I can take you to his cell, but I have no idea if he’s still there. Where else would he be? Peter bribed the guards to do his bidding. It’s more than likely he’s taken drew. No, there is no way in hell that drew would go anywhere with peter. Drew doesn’t have a choice. Let me guess — not your favorite couple. Well, I’ve made my peace with ava. But as far as nikolas cassadine? Wherever he goes, disaster seems to follow. I remember taking these off… desperate to convince you that our marriage was over. Really, I was trying to convince myself. I never did. I’ve missed them. Nothing would make me happier than you putting them back where they belong. Ava… my wife… I love you with all that I have… …and all that I am, now and forever. Nikolas, my husband… I love you with all that I have, all that I am, now and forever.

Now we can toast.

[ Chuckles softly ] To us. To… mr. And mrs. Nikolas and ava cassadine.

[ Glasses clink ] There they are. Told you spinelli would be able to track them down. He’s a useful guy to have around. You sure this is the way you want to play it? Yeah, I got this. Just do me a favor — don’t go too far, in case I need backup. Copy that. Mind if I join you? It’ll be fun — walk down memory lane. Whoo-hoo! I’m not seeing the, uh, fun part. Oh, come on, nikolas. Not every past association has to be negative. He used to have the most awful nightmares about his family. I mean, growing up in that nest of vipers would give anyone bad dreams. Then he’d wake up in a cold sweat. So, nik, does your troubled family history still disturb your sleep? Someone’s coming. Here we go. It’s drew and valentin. Aw, damn! -Valentin! -Anna!

[ Gunshot ] Oh, valentin!

[ Valentin grunts ] Drew: Go, go, go!

[ Gunfire ]

Portia? Hmm? What’s wrong? Talk to me. It’s spencer’s father, not that I consider him to be a very good one. Um, I heard spencer was arrested. He didn’t harm trina at all, did he? No, no, no, not physically. But he outright lied to her and played on her sympathy, when the whole time, spencer’s whole goal was just to get back at ava. And then nikolas jumps in, playing the same twisted mind games as spencer. Like father, like son. And trina gets caught in the middle. Okay, to hell with that. I have no problem getting them the hell out of here. I — no, no. I appreciate the impulse. I really do. But trina’s close to ava, and I’d rather not escalate the tension. Want another round? Nikolas doesn’t have nightmares about his family or anything else, not when he’s with me. So you’re not concerned about your family’s operations in crete? What operations? Scott baldwin’s computer was hacked with spyware that’s been traced back to greece, specifically to crete. I don’t see what that has to do with me. Computer hackers are pretty common these days. Well, this one in particular hits close to home. How so? Whoever spied on scott used that information to get their hands on my mother. The cells are on the lower level. You go through that door and down the stairs. You shouldn’t encounter any guards. I [Scoffs] Wasn’t paying them enough to die protecting this place. But I have no idea how much peter was paying them to betray me. So you best proceed with caution. And, um, well, good luck. Ah, no, no, no, no.

You’re our luck. And you’re coming with us. But why? Y-you don’t want me. You want peter. No, right now we want drew. Peter will be a bonus. You’re gonna show us the way.

[ Sighs ] All right. Well, it seems like I don’t have any choice. But before we go in search of drew, there is someone else who needs rescuing. You’re an intelligent woman, britt. You must realize your mother doesn’t lack for enemies. However, I’m not one of them. Just because scott’s hacker was traced to greece, why assume the cassadines are involved? Gotta start somewhere. The cassadines are the only greek family I know, and they’re a family with a pretty sketchy history, so… well, I don’t know what to tell you. I left the island and my family business behind when I returned to port charles. So, are you finished, then? Because this is a big night for us. We’re celebrating. Well, I’m sorry to delay your big night, but I need a moment with nikolas — alone. Where’s drew? I don’t know. Where’s peter? Did you hit him? Running for his life, I think. Did you hit him? I don’t think so. Can you see drew? This light’s not powerful enough. I can’t see anything.

Oh, god, he’s losing blood fast. How’s his body temperature? I don’t know. Oh, it’s dropping. It’s dropping. Here. What? Okay. Here, just… I’m fine, I’m fine, I’m fine. Go get peter. Aah! We’ve got to get you to the hospital. Come on. Shh. There’s someone else here that needs rescuing. What? Who? Obrecht. I sincerely don’t know how I can help you find your mom. Well, maybe we can help each other out. Hi, curtis. Hi, ava. Hi, portia. Hi. Would it be all right with you if I had a word with the good doctor? It’s up to you. It’s fine with me. Shouldn’t be long. All right. Ava. Hey, jason. Hey, curtis. What brings you in, man? Business or pleasure? Uh, neither. Just helping a friend. How do you think we can help each other out? Liesl! She’s gone. You — you brought us to obrecht’s cell first? Liesl’s in a lot more danger from peter than drew is. They say cats have nine lives. Liesl must have 10. Assuming she got away. Maybe they just moved her to another location. I’m praying she managed to escape. Well… unless she needed medical attention, I don’t think obrecht left this cell on her own free will. I heard about spencer. All those months you and ava were in fear of a stalker, and it turned out to be spencer all along. But some of the things he did, it just doesn’t feel like spencer’s style at all. Burning a car is simultaneously cliché and overkill. He admits he was responsible. Ava was right to have him arrested. Well, I asked to speak to you alone because I didn’t want to say this in front of ava. If spencer was willing to go to those extremes to separate you two, it’s doubtful you can get through to him. But he still likes me, considers me a friend, even a mentor of sorts. Maybe he’ll listen to me. I’d be happy to talk to spencer. Is there, uh, trouble over there with britt and nikolas? Eh, you don’t want to know. You know what? You’re right. I don’T. In fact, I was just telling portia earlier today how happy I was to be out of that game. But based on experience, you and I know it’s not a game at all, right? People get hurt. They may even die. What are we standing around here for? Liesl’s in great danger… you know what? …If we don’t find her. Obrecht is gonna be just fine. Like sam said, she’s like some crazy cat lady with nine lives. You need to take me to drew cain’s cell.

[ Sighs ] Seems like sam’s one step ahead of us. She’s probably looking for drew. Sam!

So, how is trina doing? Ah, thank you. You’re welcome. We’ve been, um, in touch for the last couple weeks, but I’ve been really distracted. And I know that trina’s been busy with school. Mm-hmm. Trina loves it at pcu.

[ Chuckles ] As much as I miss having her home, I think that living in the dorms is good for her independence. Most of her classes are basic courses, but she’s got one elective… mm? …Art history.

[ Laughs ] And in trina’s words, it’s epic. Oh, that’s great, really. You know, I don’t worry about her academically. Not one bit. I just… I wonder if she’s as grounded when it comes to her social life. I was surprised that she put so much faith into that young man who introduced himself as victor. Mm. Turned out to be spencer. Mm-hmm. Well, she hasn’t told me

too much about it, but I know it’s been difficult for her. Spencer made her question her own judgment. And do you blame spencer’s father for what spencer has done? I think nikolas played a pivotal role in driving spencer to his outrageous behavior. But I-I know that you’re in love with him. I don’t expect you to see it my way. Well, I love trina, too. And I hate that she’s been dragged into such a dysfunctional situation. You know, spencer didn’t just lie and manipulate. He broke the law. And that’s why I’m making sure that he pays for what he did. By having him arrested? I-if you think I support that decision, uh, yeah, um, no, you’re mistaken. I disagree. Hey, how’s sonny? He’s, uh — he’s glad to be back. Well, nine months is a long time. It’s got to be an adjustment coming back. Yeah, he’s doing okay. We all are. Nina told me a little bit about what happened. Now, I’m not defending her in any way, but she was here when michael and willow came in the other night. And let’s just say some pretty frank opinions were exchanged. Well, uh, michael has a right to his opinion. Obviously, you have a right to yours. Well, like I said, I’m not defending her, but I believe she’s deserving of a second chance. What time’s the first set? Oh, sorry, there’s no live music tonight. That’s wednesdays. That’s too bad. What kind of acts do you book here? It’s a pretty eclectic mix. Whose eclectic mix? The owner? Or do you have a booking agent? Nope. The owner does it himself. That’s him right over there — the man in the diamond earrings. Jason: We had sonny declared legally dead. We had his will probated. We had to change ownership of his all companies legally, and now legally we gotta change them all back. It’s just a — it’s just a nightmare. Aaah! I didn’t want to die in greece! Okay. I’m not gonna let you. Come on. Valentin, talk to me, talk to me. Talk to me about charlotte. Okay? Okay. And bailey. Okay. Just talk to me about them. Charlotte. Yeah. Charlotte’s a good girl. You know, she wants a new horse. Ah! She wants to keep the pony. She loves that pony. But she’s ready for a jumper. So — ah! — I’ve got an eye on a thoroughbred. Used to be a racehorse. Real disappointment, so… but I think I can get a good deal. I want to give him a second chance. I think everybody deserves a second chance, don’t you? Yeah, I’m a big believer in that. Anna. Hmm? I think there’s a good chance someone’s gonna have to tell charlotte what happened here. Promise me you’ll do it. She admires you. And bailey — ah! That sweet thing’s never gonna know me. Promise me you’ll tell her. Promise me you’ll tell my children papa loves them. Robert! Get over here. Just spoken to the bureau. They’re sending a ‘copter. What’s the eta? ‘Cause I don’t think he can hold on much longer. Valentin! Spencer has spent his entire life in the lap of luxury. So if he’s willing to do a night in jail, that means he’s really dug in on his position. Okay, maybe he needs to talk to a more neutral person who can help him find a way to apologize but also save face. Come on. It doesn’t hurt to try, right? I help you, you help me. It’s a win-win. If you want to visit spencer in jail, I can’t stop you, but we don’t have a deal. Why not? I admire your devotion to your mother, but I meant what I said. I can’t help you find her. My family sold off our holdings in crete years ago. Which means that your family used to own properties there, right? No funny stuff, victor. You better be taking me to drew’s cell. I am, but that doesn’t mean that sam’s found it. Sam, hey, don’t take off like that. We gotta stay together, yeah? I’m sorry. When I saw that syringe, I was afraid that whatever happened to liesl happened to drew. Well, peter doesn’t need drugs to control drew. He has something far better. What are you talking about? Drew’s conditioning. It’s still active. No, you’re — you’re wrong. He had an operation. The conditioning is gone. Faison was either greedy or prudent, depending on your point of view. He installed a shortcut, a simple image or phrase that can activate the conditioning. It’s like a trigger known only to faison — and now, it appears, for peter. So you know this for sure? Well, just ask robert scorpio and anna devane. They were at the tavern in panopolia. Yeah, we know that place. Yeah, a masked gunman ambushed them. They fired back. The gunman retreated. Then coincidentally, the next morning — that is, this morning — drew was found in his cell with a bullet wound. Don’t worry, it’s nothing serious, just a graze. But it now appears that drew is completely under peter’s control. Not completely. Look, if he can remember his daughter’s name, peter hasn’t won. Hi, I’m debra. I’m from colorado. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. I’m a mother of four– always busy. I was starting to feel a little foggy. Just didn’t feel like things were as sharp as I knew they once were. I heard about prevagen and then I started taking it about two years now. Started noticing things a little sharper, a little clearer. I feel like it’s kept me on my game. I’m able to remember things. I’d say give it a try.

T, the cassadinesused to own property in crete, but we sold them. It’s all part of public record. Oh, god, stop — stop making it sound like we’re talking about a three-bedroom bungalow in a nice neighborhood in a good school district. The cassadines don’t go after normal homes like most people. You go after creepy caves and volcanoes and offshore islands with its own private harbors. I’m not gonna deny the cassadines think big. My grandfather built a retreat there before I was even born. Okay! Now we’re getting somewhere. Can you tell me how to get there? What’s the point? We sold it a long time ago. I-it was converted into a monastery at one point, famous for its vineyards. The vidiano, I’m told, is to die for. Ha, ha. I hope not, for my mother’s sake. Can you tell me how to get there? I mean, I suppose you could take your holy orders and become a monk. But they’re pretty old-school there. Men only. Besides, it’s in the middle of nowhere. The only thing close is a tiny village with a church, a post office, and a taverna. And then there’s nothing for miles.

[ Sighs ] You know, we’re lucky we’re in a place where bars stay open late. I could use a drink or thr– I should have stayed with him, don’t you think? Come on. He’s been airlifted to the consulate hospital. Yeah, with his life hanging by a thread. What do you think you were gonna do? I don’t — we got a ton of stuff to focus on here. Bartender, two glasses of ouzo please.

[ Speaks greek ] I asked you to look after sam and dante. Now…where are they? I regret to inform you that, uh, I didn’t complete my assignment. Uh, that means what? They weren’t agents. They weren’t here on an op. They didn’t care about wsb protocols. They wanted to find the little girl’s father and bring him home. You let them go? I might have gone outside to investigate a noise, and when I returned, they were gone. I swear you will be busted down to a parking-lot attendant — oh, for god’s sake, robert, come on. Don’t you think this night’s been bad enough? So what? Ketchum showed a little compassion. I mean, it’s not the worst quality for an agent, is it? Come on, he broke the rules. I know agents that have done a lot worse. Two of them are standing right here. And the day you say that rules are more important than people is the day you turn into a liar. So rules are meant to be politely ignored or — or… downright broken. And you know that better than anyone. Hey, um, we gotta go. With every minute that goes by, peter’s getting further and further away with obrecht and drew. Let’s go. Okay. Uh, not you. I’m gonna lock you in here. No, wait, y-you can’t leave me here. I can. I’ll send someone to babysit you. What if peter comes back? He won’t show any mercy. Like you had for drew?

[ Sighs ]

Peter was the one responsible for drew’s abduction. Peter was behind his captivity. Did I facilitate it? Yes, fine. Do I regret it? Oh, my god, immeasurably. Look, in a lifetime of questionable alliances, not least with my — my barking-mad own brother mikkos, getting close to peter august was the worst mistake of my life. All I want to do is live long enough to pay that bastard back, and “live” being the operative word. I know this place like the back of my hand. You need me to — to guide you safely out of here. What do you think? Someone who could actually show us around. You’re right. All right, you try anything, I will shoot you. Let’s go. Show us the way. All right, follow me. If spencer is convicted, that’s gonna be on his record for life. Well, that’s entirely up to him. I set my anger aside. I went to the pcpd. I offered him an olive branch. I just hope he was smart enough to take it. And then maybe someday if spencer gets his act together, he and trina could be friends again.

I am gonna be encouraging my daughter to stay far, far away from your stepson. Because of what spencer did or because trina got caught in the middle? Neither. It’s because of who spencer is. Ahh. Where the hell have you been? I told you to stay put. We found someone that may be able to help us find drew. Cassadine. I kind of knew the rumors of your demise were greatly exaggerated. Mm. Well, I can explain, but first I need to know, did valentin manage to escape? We were separated in all the confusion. He was shot in the back. I’m sorry. Would you repeat that? You heard me. Valentin was shot in the back by peter. He’s been airlifted out. Do you know his prognosis? He’s critical. I see. Why do you care? I mean, you’ve heard that he’s not a cassadine, so he’s no relation to you.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, anna, you could not be more wrong. Helena had an affair… with me. Valentin’s my son and a true cassadine.

She was convinced mikkos was cheating on her,

[Chuckles] Which, of course, he was. I know people saw her as heartless and vindictive, but helena was always far more complex than that, sometimes even vulnerable. She felt that mikkos was her life partner, her soul mate, if you will. So when she learned of his infidelities, his many infidelities, it crushed her. One day I found her crying. I was intending only to comfort her, but comfort turned to passion. One thing led to another. I don’t regret any of it. You’ll have to pardon me if i throw up in my mouth over this. Helena paid mikkos back with interest. She kept her pregnancy secret and fostered the child out with a — a local girl, one that mikkos had already discarded. And she tricked my brother into believing valentin was his son. He sent him away to boarding school and seemed to forget about him. I felt valentin was safer that way, so I did nothing to dispute the lie. Why do you want to claim him now? I knew peter was planning to double-cross me at any time. He was already holding valentin captive. I didn’t know if either of us was going to survive. I felt my son had a right to know his father before he died. I hope he laughed in your face.

[ Chuckles ] He did, actually. But that doesn’t make it any less true. Father, uncle, random stranger. It makes no difference to me. If valentin dies, I hold you responsible. Well, damn, I didn’t know it was so difficult to prove that someone was legally alive. Yeah, yeah. Diane’s been through it. She had to do it when I came back, but she’s probably the only person who isn’t complaining because she’s making a fortune off of it. Mm. But she’s not so thrilled to see sonny alive that she’s willing to work at a discount. Uh, diane loves sonny, and she’s glad he’s home, but a discount? Not a chance.

[ Chuckles ] Do you mostly feature acts from the northeast, or do you pull from all over? I know you said “eclectic,” but I don’t know if that means style or geography. Both. Since we’ve opened, we’ve had acts from all over. One singer came in from london. Really? Impressive. And smart. Live music is a great draw. I know people like to come to clubs with their friends, but when they see a live act — come here — it takes it to the next level. Yeah. Yeah. Sounds like your boss knows what he’s doing. Mm-hmm. My own relationship with my son is complicated, to say the least, so even if most people wouldn’t understand your devotion to your mother, I do. Maybe there’s something I can do to help. I still got a friend or two in crete. I can put in a few calls, see if anyone’s heard anything. W-we’re talking about criminals and a possible kidnapping. You think your friends are just gonna volunteer that information? To a stranger? Absolutely not. But it’s different when it’s one of their own. You wouldn’t want trina to ever be friends with spencer, not even down the line, because he’s a cassadine. Is — is that what you mean?

[ Sighs ] This has no reflection on you, ava. But at the end of the day, I want my daughter safe. And in my book, that means keeping her away from your stepson

and your husband. So, have you heard anything from the hospital? Well, he’s been gone less than an hour. Valentin would have been taken straight into surgery. I doubt that the doctors have time to call us with updates. He’s at the american consulate facility, isn’t he? Could you?

[ Laughs ] No, you’re not going anywhere, victor. Oh, oh, come on. You know there are plenty of consulate personnel there. They — they’ll keep an eye on me. Yeah, t-they might, if you actually made it to the consulate, which I highly doubt you’re gonna do. And just ’cause you’re feeling all paternal to valentin doesn’t erase all the bad stuff you did. Anna. Anna, please. Oh, well, there isn’t a chance in hell that you’re gonna make it to the consulate on your own volition. You’ll stay here with us, and you’ll answer questions. Well… I suppose I can make a call. I don’t understand why you won’t just give me an address. What’s it to you if I go to greece? You haven’t even let me make any calls yet. Not that I’m promising a clue to where your mother might be.

[ Cellphone ringing ] But you never know. All right, well, I guess let me know if you hear anything. This is anna. Oh, there you go. Maybe anna has a clue for you. Excuse me. Anna. Is that you? Where are you? I’m in greece. I have news about your mother. Robert: Any updates, sightings? Maybe peter, dragging around a female hostage named liesl obrecht? Shouldn’t you be asking about two hostages? Yeah, liesl and drew. Let me have a minute with these two, will you? No problem. What’s, uh, going on? Do you know something about drew? Yeah, I got news

[Sighs] None of it good.

Curtis, there’s a customer I think you should meet. Oh, happy to. Any reason in particular? He was asking about live music. All right, well, um, just point me in the direction. Hmm. Well, it looks like he took off. Mm. Tell you what — if he comes back in, be sure to introduce me to him. Sure. Okay. There’s only one way to the dock, and it’s via the footbridge. Where valentin was shot. What does that have to do with drew? Valentin and drew were together. They got halfway across the bridge, and peter put a shot into valentin’s back. Drew turned around to draw the fire. Peter put three shots into him. The impact blew him back across the bridge and all the way to the water, and it’s a long way. He never surfaced. Yeah, but you’re sure he was hit? Yeah, I’m sure. So what are you saying? That — that, uh, you think drew is dead, but you don’t have a body, right? I got agents combing the area. They’ll call me the minute they find him, dead or alive. That bastard. Okay, yeah, but you know what? If there’s one thing that drew has proven so far, it’s that he’s pretty damn tough to kill. You’re gonna be held accountable for this. As I understand it, you’re retired from the wsb and are now the local port charles D.A. This is a little out of your jurisdiction, wouldn’t you say?

[ Chuckles ] Don’t worry. When it comes to the cassadines, I always make it personal. I admire any mother who is protecting her daughter. But you do understand how important trina’s well being is to me, right? I mean, I think I’ve proven that. I know that trina admires you. She looks up to you. She cares for you deeply, which is why she went to such lengths to help you with your stalker. I sense a “but” coming. And you would be correct. Now that the stalker situation is over and you’ve decided to stay with nikolas… you’ve really cemented yourself in that cassadine family. I just hope that the connection that you have with them doesn’t come back to haunt you or my daughter. It’s me. Can you talk? This is not a good time. Well, that’s too bad. I understand there’s been some disruption. Tell me everything. Hey, hey. Who was on the phone? Anna. She’s in greece. So it turns out that ip address spinelli found on scott’s computer was linked to a cassadine compound where my mother was being held captive by peter. But guess what else. He’s not working alone. Who’s helping him? Victor cassadine. Nikolas’s uncle? Yeah, the dead guy.

[ Chuckles ] But there’s something else. Um… your brother drew was also being held in the compound. What? Wait. Drew was in the — in the prison? Yeah. Anna said the wsb stormed the place, grabbed victor, but drew took a bullet and is presumed dead. Presumed? So there’s no body, again? Apparently, peter shot drew on some bridge, and he fell over the side and into the sea. The wsb is still looking for him, but anna didn’t sound hopeful.

[ Sighs ] Okay, what — what about peter? Vanished, and so has my mother. We need to go to greece. I’m game if you are. Are we good? You know, between the bullet hits and the fall, they have to think you’re dead. Put the gear in the back and let’s get moving.

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[ Door opens ] Scott: [ Groans ] Oh. Hi. I didn’t mean to startle you.

[ Chuckles ] It’s — it’s fine. How’d you get here so fast? Well, as luck has it, I was in the hospital. Uh, what ambulance did you chase here? Oh, now, come on. I was actually in an archery accident. It — it could have been prevented, but there’s some money — ah, never mind.

[ Laughs ] So, what’s — what’s going on? Do we have an idea where liesl is? I don’T. But he does. Ah! So, what does this mean? Jason’s agreed to help us. Okay. I have to assume that peter knows the “shortcut” that faison installed inside my head. With your conditioning restored, there’s no telling what peter’s been forcing you to do. You just gotta tell me how I can stop him from taking control of me again. Okay, so, the crete field office is sending agents here to rendezvous with us. And now that they’ve found out that peter is receiving help from victor cassadine, the objective is to apprehend victor. Or kill him. I mean, he’s supposed to be dead anyway. Well, no harm done there. Well, I’m going to be leading the team to find peter — and valentin. Assuming august hasn’t killed him already. Russel… could you clear something up for me? Why am I still locked up here with you standing guard when I’m on victor’s side? All I can say is… taking victor cassadine’s side? That’s not the smartest move. I want to set up a command post. I want this compound completely surrounded before we breach. What do you think? I think we’d better get to drew before all hell breaks loose. You? Same. I am sorry, drew, but in our current circumstances, there’s little I can do to help you.

[ Sighs ] But perhaps I can help you to help yourself. Vi– victor, please. L-let’s focus on what’s important here, all right? We’ve discovered how to activate drew. That’s a good thing. Yes. Yes, it is. Keeping things from me — not so good. Betraying my trust — well, now, that’s downright bad. And after everything I’ve done for you. You’re alive because of me. And for that, I am eternally grateful.

[ Chuckles ] “Eternal” is right. I’m done with you, henrik — forever. Execute him.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Go ahead and say it.

[ Chuckles ] You know you want to.

[ Laughs ] We made the right choice. Yeah. You know, my place isn’t so stuffy at all. Mm. It’s the better bar. It’s perfect for the post-museum-gala-wind-down. Thank you so much for taking me tonight. The chuck gala is legendary. And I know that it was not easy to get tickets. Well, it was beautiful. And so are you.

[ Breathes sharply ] Thank you. I noticed how much you were enjoying the collection. Yeah, it was nice to look at it with no crowds, you know? I love being able to look at a magritte as long as I want — no one else around. You’re into magritte? Mm-hmm. I love the mystery. I love the shadows and the sense of foreboding. Curtis, you never fail to surprise me. We can reach the compound from this road and then sneak in from behind. The dirt road there? Yeah. Element of surprise. All right, good. I’ll drive. No, no, no. I will. All right. Any particular reason? Well, I’m sure we’re equally both good drivers, but I’m banking on it you’re probably a better shot from a moving car. You think — you think I’m a better shot than you? Ah — don’t sell yourself short. I bet you’re a hell of a good shot. But I will take that. All right, let’s go. Hold it, you two. One of our own is being held in this compound — a former wsb agent — valentin cassadine. So I want a special detail devoted to finding him. Well, you work for victor, right? For going on three years now. Why is he still keeping me under watch? Doesn’t he trust me? Come on, russel. Tell me what you know. Well, I know victor is not an issue. Then who is? You’ll know soon enough.

[ Keypad beeps ]

[ Door closes ] Victor, listen to me — you don’t want to do this. I don’t? Oh, well, that’s funny. I’d convinced myself I did. All right, I’ll play along. Why don’t I want to kill you, henrik? Because if you do, you’ll never have the key to activating drew cain. I’m the only one who knows it. You need me. Unless I have some other means of getting control of drew. Then I wouldn’t need you, would I? Victor, I’m telling you, ordering these men to kill me is the last thing you want to do. Well, let’s find out, shall we? Go ahead — execute him. Well, come on. What are you waiting for? I gave you a– an order. Surprise.

[ Sighs lightly ] The trigger to activate you is psychological. Your mind is your battleground. Do you understand what I’m saying? S-so what do I do? The next time peter is here, concentrate on what’s most important to you. Well, that’s my daughter, scout. There’s great power in our love for our children. Use that. You know, jason, it’s good to see that you’re on the side of the angels this time. I’d hardly call my mother an angel. Nobody’s perfect. However, your mother does not deserve to die at the hands of peter august. Okay, let’s — let’s not discuss what kind of fate my mother deserves. The point is, jason is going to help us. Okay, jason. So, what’s the plan? Are we gonna go in with, uh, some of sonny’s henchmen — oh, sorry — trained assassins? Huh? Guns blazing? I mean, we — we gotta get her out of that dungeon. A guy like peter august — you know he has a dungeon. Yeah, I’m not the one who’s gonna find obrecht. You are. So, what surprises you the most?

[ Laughs ] That I appreciate the surrealists, or that I’m actually into art? I’m impressed by both. And I’m glad I’m getting to see this side of you. Curtis ashford, the dilettante. Curtis ashford, the man who went above and beyond to make this evening not only special, but extraordinary.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I figured I owed you. For what? Well, you strolled in here one fine day to ask me to be your guest at the chuck, and I damn near got you killed.

[ Laughs ] That’s true. So, after nearly getting you asphyxiated at the recordkeeper’s house, being your escort is the least I could do. Mm. There, um, is something that you do need to know. It sounds serious. Not serious as much as important. Um, I didn’t want to tell you at the gala, but I heard from your aunt stella today.

for 12 hours. I have — don’t know diddly where liesl is. I mean, if I did, for crying out loud, I wouldn’t have gone to the extreme measure to get britt to bring you in. And I got a news flash for you — you’re no big help. Okay, obrecht told you that britt has the gene for huntington’s disease. Jason knows everything. Have you told anybody else? Why would I tell anybody about her condition? I am doing what every loving boyfriend would do. And what’s that? Well, I’m searching the internet. I have gone all over the place. I am looking at every study that’s been done on huntington’S. I know everything about it. So when the day comes that my schnitzel asks me to help her daughter, I’ll be ready. That’s actually very sweet. Thank you. But maybe not the best strategy. So, this is where you’re gonna tell me it’s my fault. No, I’m not blaming you. You — you tried to do the right thing. Oh, for once in my life, you’re saying. Unfortunately… oh, here we go with you! Yeah, you left yourself wide open in the process. Spinelli? Yeah. How — how fast can you get to G.H.?

[ Sighs ] Spinelli. What is this, henrik? You made my employees a better offer. I did. Oh, and it’s “peter.” As you wish. I’m not used to being outmaneuvered like this. Seems I completely underestimated you, peter. Well, you’re one of so many who have made that mistake. So, what’s next? Oh, russel. Have you come to rescue me, or has peter got to you, too? My apologies, mr. Cassadine. It hurts me to betray you like this. You know what to do. Think about your daughter — about being reunited with her.

[ Sighs ] Do not allow peter to distract you. Keep her at the center of your mind. I can do that. Feel her in your arms. See her smile. Hear her laughter.

[ Sighs ] I hear it. I can hear it now. Good. That is how to survive peter. What’s going on? Sam and dante think that they’re part of this operation. Okay, um — you weren’t just privy to this briefing that we had about how we’re going to approach the compound? You don’t know what kind of security we’re going to be facing when we get there? No, anna, we don’T. But we can improvise pretty damn well, I think. Anna, you of all people should understand why I have to do this. I know why you would want to. But I think that your personal involvement with drew is going to be more of a liability, really, than an asset. Okay, eh — I’ve worked with the wsb before — yeah, but you’re not an agent. So what? And you’re a civilian.I can take care of myself. I’m sure you can. Dante, can you, please? What — is this about the ankara stuff? Yes. Come on. “Come on” — you — you were held captive, and you returned with ptsd. Yes, and I’ve been cleared. I’m better. I can go back to work if I want to. In port charles, where you’re not going to find the same kind of circumstances that you would encounter there.

[ Scoffs ] But this is too similar. This is a wsb operation where we are entering an enemy compound. You don’t think that that’s going to re-trigger some kind of trauma response in you? No. Don’t put me in this position. It — come on! It’s too much of a risk. Yeah, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. Ketchum? Yes, agent devane. Don’t allow either of these two to leave the premises. No, anna, you can’t do that to me. Actually…she can. If the two of you will come with me, please? That felt really bad. Don’t worry about it. So, when do we go? We go now. Guys. Oh, good. Victor. I’ve been waiting to talk to you. You and i had an agreement. Why am I still locked up?

[ Door closes ] About that. Funny story… victor is no longer your captor. I am. C’est vrai, mon fils. My men have turned against me. Even russel. Remember those hints I dropped? This is what it was about. Oh, don’t tell me russel’s too subtle even for you. No, I think I knew where this was going. What do you have in store for us, peter? I’m so glad you asked, valentin. Though I don’t think you’ll like the answer. Aunt stella reached out to you? You can’t be more surprised than I was. Well, she’s supposed to be in baltimore, uh, recovering at a friend’s house from her stroke. So I really don’t like the idea of her stressing herself out. Well, then, I hate to tell you, because she definitely put some effort into it. She wrote you a letter? Mm-hmm. In ink, on paper, in an envelope. [ Laughs ] Sent it to me snail mail. Uh, I hope she wasn’t going in on you again about “interfering” in jordan and my marriage. No, no, no, no — not at all. In fact, she was apologizing. She apologized for all of it. And what your aunt doesn’t know is that I already forgave her. But isn’t that such a beautiful gesture? Mm-hmm. And now, we can start off on the right foot when she comes back. You know, it’s funny… the whole time we were at the museum, I just kept thinking about my auntie. Hmm. What every man’s museum date wants to hear…

[ Laughs ] “Baby, you look so beautiful tonight. I kept thinking of my auntie.”

[ Both laugh ] No, I — thank you, n’neka. It’s just that… you know, aunt stella, she used to take thomas and me to the museums. I mean, all kinds of museums — science, transit, local history — but more than anything else, art. I mean, she’s the reason I know anything about art at all. That’s so wonderful. Yeah. It was. But as usual… aunt stella had a higher purpose. Um, our family, we were going through a lot of chaos. And she knew it was affecting thomas and me, so she would put us in her car or drag us on the bus, and the next thing we knew… we were in the marble halls of a museum… staring at paintings and statues, traveling through space and time. Yeah, aunt stella, she really moved heaven and earth to open our eyes to what beautiful things are out here in the world. Curtis, you know, you never talk to me about your family. And you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to, of course. Uh, go right ahead. Ask me anything. So, what happened to your parents? What was the chaos?

[ Chuckling ] My childhood. Um…yeah. Like I said, you don’t have to tell me anything. No, no, no, no. How else are we supposed to come together if I’m not open and honest about my life? Not that there’s any deep, dark secrets about my childhood.

[ Both laugh ] No, um… my very earliest memories of my childhood were happy. My beautiful parents loved each other. I looked up to my big brother. He was great. It was all very normal. What was your happiest memory? Oh, wow — um, my happiest memory. It had to be… my birthday. I think I was about three or four. My dad bought me a lawnmower. And so, when he would mow the lawn, I would pretend that I was mowing right alongside him. God, I loved that toy. That was the first birthday I can remember… and the last birthday with my dad. No, what — what happened? One night, he just never came home. Massive heart attack is what they said. He just… he just died suddenly. Curtis, I’m so sorry. We were devastated. And mama… she did everything she could for us kids. She could never get over the loss. So… that’s when aunt stella swooped in and started to put the family back together. So, eventually, thomas and I, we were able to heal. But my mom… …she never fully recovered. Scott, we’re gonna need your computer. No, no. There’s confidential business on my computer. Scott, your computer. Uh, have no fear, mr. Baldwin. I w– I will do a-a thorough search and suss out whatever information has been ascertained by the unwelcome intruder. All right, spinelli, but don’t you look at anything you’re not supposed to look at. Scout was 2 1/2 when I — when I disappeared. Just s-such an incredible bright light in my life. So curious and so full of energy. And just — [ Sighs ] She had the best laugh. She has the best laugh. Speak of her in the present. Yeah. She’s four years old now. She’s gonna be five in february. I just — [ Sighs ] I wonder if she’s gonna remember me. I’m certain she will. But how do you know? I do not know samantha well at all, but it’s clear that she’s not the kind of woman that would let a child forget her father. Of course, it helps having a father worth remembering.

[ Sighs ] My britta, on the other hand… if I could purge cesar’s memory from her mind, I would do it in a heartbeat. Hm. Maybe that can be my next little science project, ja? Hm.

[ Chuckles ] If you’re gonna dream, dream big.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door clangs open ] Come with me. He has an infection — perhaps a concussion. I’m monitoring his vital signs. Tell your superiors I can’t leave him now. Let’s go. Remember scout. She is your best protection.

[ Door clangs shut ] You know, the two of you are much more trouble than you’re worth. Well, you should know. Father, don’t antagonize him. “Father.” So when you said “my son” a moment ago, that wasn’t a joke? Kind of a cosmic joke. Hey, I’m right here. But we’ve gotten to know each other over the last few hours, days. Well, time flies with family.

[ Alarm blaring ] What is that? Oh, it seems the compound has been breached.

[ Chuckling ] Well, today is full of surprises. Mr. August, a wsb tactical team has stormed the gates. They’re mounting an assault and heavily armed. Valentin: Looks like anna’s found us. If you want a prayer of surviving, you let me live. Keep an eye on them. And if either one of them moves — father or son — kill them both.

[ Blaring continues ]

[ Door closes ] Yeah, not to worry. I don’t need access to your confidential files. They’re not relevant to this analysis. All right, then. H-however, I will need full access to your browser history. No, wait a minute. Hang on, spinelli. What? No. Far be it for me to shame anyone. I mean, we all have our predilections and fetishes. Spinelli, ha ve you found something? You know, in — in any event, the — you know, the word “fetish” does not always connote unusual impulses o-or u-u-unique urges. No, au — au contraire! In fact, the original definition was more of like a — a-a charm or an amulet meant to bring good luck. Well, we’re gonna need a lot of that to find my mother, so let’s fetish up, boys. Come on! Ah, fortunately, luck is not something we need — not when you have godlike technical skills. [ Laughs ] Um… there we have it. Our answer. We gotta take this guy down and get out of here. Yeah, I know, but he’s big, and he’s armed, and we’ve got to do something without being noticed. Any ideas? Yeah, maybe. Um, hey, man, listen, uh, is there any way you — you can let us get out of here? My friend here has a personal interest in drew cain. You don’t remember me, do you? Uh, me or her? Um — detective falconeri, I was with the wsb with you in ankara, and I’ve always regretted how that turned out. Oh, y-yeah. Me, too. Thanks. Well, just glad to see you’ve made a full recovery. Yep. Yeah. Hey, since we’re stuck here, how about a drink, huh? Yeah. Ugh, okay. You said something about knocking him out and… stashing him behind the bar, yeah.

[ Alarm blaring ]

[ Door opens ] I have a job for you. Never again.

The grief… it took a toll on my mom’s body. And the illness allowed the grief to hit that much harder. Well, you know what I’m talking about. Mm-hmm. So, it was just round and round and round until, eventually, mom checked out as a parent. Not ’cause she meant to. There just was no choice. It was a battle that she just couldn’t win. Exactly. That’s when aunt stella took over, as she does, and she cared for mom and thomas and me. And honestly, to this day, I don’t know how she managed to do everything she did. Mm. In the middle of all that hurt and that chaos and all the grief… …she would take thomas and me on “outings,” she likes to call them. To museums. Yeah. And ball games. And amusement parks. And not one time did aunt stella mention the ultimate price she paid. Uh, ready to do this? Yeah, I just feel terrible. Okay, I know, but we’re here for one reason, and he’s in the way, so — I know. I’m with you. Yeah. Here he comes. Yep.

[ Laughs ] Uh, hey, all right. Hey. You’re not joining us? No can do. I’m on duty. Um, do you mind if I go to the restroom? No problem. I’ll call backup to escort you. Oh, that’s okay. I-I know my way. Agent devane warned me not to leave you alone.

[ Laughter ] Really? Why? ‘Cause you’re desperate to get into that compound. Detective falconeri already explained to me that you’ve got a personal interest in one of the prisoners. Drew cain. He’s my daughter’s father. She’s four, going on five… and she hasn’t seen her father in half her life.

[ Voice breaking ] She only recognizes him from pictures. So, now, we have a chance to reunite scout with her father. And I know it’s against procedure, but what’s more important — family or following procedure? Please, agent. What do you say? Hey, robert. Yeah? This was drew’s cell. And we’re too late. Russel, whatever peter offered you to betray victor, I’ll double it. Come on, russel. Take the deal. He has the money. What — have you been spying on me? Well, I prefer to think of it as taking a fatherly interest. I don’t know how long you’ve been working for lunatics, but this is your chance to cash out. If you had the actual cash, I’d be tempted. But you don’T. And august already wired his payment into my account.

[ Door opens ] What the — aah! Aah! Son of a bitch! I’d have taken the money.

[ Groaning ] Nice one, drew — I like a guy who shoots first, then asks questions. Where’s peter? No idea. He’s probably running for his life by now. Wsb will pick him up. Hey, wait — where’s victor? Who cares? Come on, let’s move.

[ Groaning ] Let’s move. I f-found the malware used to hack your computer. Whe– when? When did that happen? Months ago. Uh, so every site that you visited — ev– even every keystroke you made has been tracked. “Every keystroke”? Yeah, I-I’m afraid so. So, I mean, whoever planted this spyware — presumably an operative for peter august — analyzed your search of information about huntington’s and then — and then planted advertisements and events that they knew would entice you. Eh — eh, for example, a pop-up ad for an under-priced trip to st. Lucia on a private jet. You responded to pop-up ads? Scotty. [ Scoffs ] Who doesn’t like a good deal? Y-y-you don’t think when I was given the bum’s rush out of the airplane that I didn’t think that I was scammed, spinelli? Spinelli, can you tell who was spying on scott? Um, that’ll be a little bit trickier, but just, uh, give me a minute to work my magic, and we’ll see what I can find.

His name was marcus. He was the love of aunt stella’s life. And she gave him up to take care of all of us. But why? She didn’t think she could do both. Your aunt stella? I didn’t think she knew she had limits. Maybe not, but she was certain that marcus didn’t want the responsibility of a sick woman and her two children.

[ Sighs ] Wow. That’s certainly a sacrifice. Yeah. I-I have a whole new level of respect for your aunt now. She does sort of command that. What was it like growing up with her in charge? Oh, wow. [ Laughs ] Oh, no.

[ Both laugh ] Aside from the outings, there were rules. There were many, many rules. As you might have noticed, my aunt stella has a clear sense of right and wrong — at least from her point of view. Uh, learned that the hard way.

[ Both laugh ] So, was it stella’s, um — you know, sense of right and wrong — I-is that what influenced you to become a cop? Is that why you went into law enforcement? Sort of. She must have been so proud of you. Ooh. Proud, yes. Approving, not so much. Okay. [ Laughs ] She made it a point to pray that I would find a new career — something safe. Or at least safer than police work. Aww. Check this out. She made me call her every night to make sure that I let her know that I lived through the day. She hated that I was putting my life in danger.

[ Sighs ] Let’s check this one first. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Victor: [ Scoffs ] Don’t point those things at me. D-don’t you know? Peter august is somewhere around here, and he’s totally deranged. We need to get out of here now. No, no, no, no. We want to talk to peter, too, and you’re gonna help us find him.

[ Water rushing ] According to the satellite photos, this is the only way across to the dock. Oh, man — that is a long drop. There’s certainly no way down from the compound side, either. We’ll intercept him as he makes a run for it. Unless he tries the main gate. In which case, there’s a nice group of agents waiting to welcome him. But that’s not peter’s mo. He’s gonna wait for darkness and then slither away. Okay. Robert… I’m not gonna shoot to kill, okay? I am. All right, I-I have good news and bad news. Which do you want first? Bad. Bad. You always give the bad news first, spinelli! Okay, as — as you wish. I just — u-u– unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, I was not able to ascertain the identity of who was receiving mr. Baldwin’s information. But the good news is that, despite their meticulous efforts to send whoever would dare to trace them on a wild goose chase across the globe — wait. You know where they are? Y-yes. Jason: Okay, well, let’s — I know where they are. Let’s hear it. I was able to trace the ip address to greece. Specifically, the island of crete. So, you’re telling me that all roads lead to greece? And there cassadines lie.

Aunt stella didn’t know I was using at the time. I damn near destroyed myself. So, eventually, she did find out. I had hidden it from her for so long, but I think she suspected. If she did see it, I bet she just didn’t want to believe it. “R iver in egypt” and all of that. Right. But aunt stella is someone who likes to stare the truth square in the face. So, soon, she was staring me square in the face, reading me the riot act back to sobriety.

[ Chuckles ] I can so picture that.

[ Chuckles ] Right? But she did help me get through it. Something else I owe her. Mm. And look at you now — all dressed up — an armchair expert on classical art…

[ Laughs ] …With everything that you’ve been through. Well, uh, my life has been anything but boring. I’ll tell you that. I get why you like magritte. With all the shadow and mystery. And this might shock you — it’s certainly taken me by surprise — but…I’m looking forward to getting to know your aunt better. Wow. Mm-hmm. I am shocked. Are you sure you’re up for it? Stella is a huge part of your life. I want to honor that relationship. I would like that. You know, it’s important to me that you two get along. For the record… as exciting as it must have been, I’m so glad your detective days are over.

[ Both laugh ] Private and otherwise. That’s one thing stella and I have in common — we both like knowing that you’re safe and sound. Well… I intend to stay that way. I certainly have a lot to live for. Now, the only connection that I know between liesl obrecht, peter august, and the cassadines are — are helena and… faison. And they’re both dead. There’s one more. Victor cassadine. My mother was involved with him. “Involved” as in — “involved.” Mm. My. If there was only a word to describe such… “cringeworthy.” That’s the way she described it. “Cringeworthy.”

[ Stammers ] And, forgive me, but I-isn’t victor cassadine also…in the underworld? At least now we know where to start looking. For your mother. And for peter. We know you’re working with peter.

[ Scoffs ] I was. Right up until — oh, and this may be a shock to you — he betrayed me. Oh, no. My heart breaks for you. Must be really frustrating getting played like that, huh? Yeah, well, at least I’m still breathing. Hmm. Thanks to the wsb’s timely arrival, peter took off. He’s probably desperate to escape. And as I said before, he’s completely out of his mind, so we really need to be going. No, no, no, no, no. Not yet. No, you don’t know where peter is? Fine. What about drew?

[ Whispering ] Someone’s coming. Here we go. It’s drew and valentin. Aw, damn.

[ Sighs ] Valentin! Anna! No! Valentin!

[ Shouts ] Not enough cover! Drew: Go, go, go!

[ Screams ] Hey, sorry. Should we tell him? You noticed it. You tell him. I can’t do it. You do it! You do it! You do it! You do it!

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[ Door closes ] Howdy, stranger. Howdy to you, too. I would think after, uh… …20 years, we’re no strangers. No, we’re not. But the man… who wore this hat is a mystery to me. Wow, that was fast. I just sent that text a little while ago. Were you already at the hospital, or did you fly here?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, wow, where are my manners? Let me take your cape. Is everything okay? Uh [Sighs] No. I am at a standstill, and I don’t know how to move forward. And as much as I hate to ask… …I could really use your help. I’m sorry it took a while. I had clients back-to-back all afternoon. What can I do? I really need to discuss this with my mother. She’s not answering her texts. Is everything alright? Well, she’s tied up in meetings all day, but I will speak to her late tonight. I can let her know that you want to reach her. Is this an emergency? I’m having a hard time processing something that happened last night. Ava and I found out who’s been stalking us. Don’t tell me my brother found a way to do this. No. Sadly… it was my son. Here to gloat, ava? You still don’t get it, do you? I derive no pleasure from this situation. Whatever. Where’s father? Arranging bail? Oh, dear, no. If left to my husband, the pcpd would keep you locked up and throw away the key. So, spencer… I’m all you’ve got. The gunman was a professional. He knew exactly what he was doing. The shots were targeted. They were precise. I mean, this — this wasn’t some local feud gone wrong. This was an ambush. Looks like, uh, we showed up late to the party. What the hell happened here?

[ Gasps ]

[ Groans ] Aah! What the hell? What happened? What do you want,

schwein? Whatever it is, I refuse! I’d sooner die than help you! Oh, liesl, don’t tease me. I’m, uh… I’m — you know, I’m still me. I’m your husband. What about you? Are you still the same as you were nine months ago, or… has something changed?

that’s an odd question. I spoke to jason about what… I walked in on the night I — that I came back. You said it was your wedding, but I didn’t know that it was your actual wedding night — every sense of the word. Did I-I interrupt something? If you hadn’t come back… jason and I would have slept together as husband and wife. Here, give me — give me one second. I just… I’m just trying to — I don’t know how I can be okay with that. Are you in trouble? Because, you know, you can tell me anything. No, this — this isn’t about me. It’s about my mother. Rescuing her doesn’t seem to be a top priority for the wsb, but it is for me. And scott. And we’ve hit a brick wall. We’re out of options. You’re out of options. You’re our only hope at finding my mother alive. Is victor aware you’re giving me orders? Threatening me? You rejected him, liesl, and then you tried to kill him. So you’ve been downgraded from your swanky accommodations to this dank cell, where you’ll learn exactly how much victor gives a damn about you. I don’t care. Nothing can compel me to help you. Well, we shall see, won’t we? Oh, I’m glad you’re here. I wish it was under better circumstances. What happened? Robert and i were ambushed. Yeah, the gunman, he was a professional. He was masked, clearly knew what he was doing. And we managed to return fire and drive him off. Ah, you’re here. Anna fill you in? Yeah, she was starting to. Y-you don’t know who the shooter was? Mnh-mnh. Nothing yet. No prints. No footprints. We’ve got some, uh, ballistics. Hellenic police are checking on that. Well, peter is the obvious suspect. Yes, but we don’t have any proof of that. I’m with sam on this one. He might not have pulled the trigger, but his stench is all over this. Yeah, it’s because he’s the reason drew’s disappeared, and, uh, you guys are getting too close for comfort. You seem very sure of that. Okay, what’s with the look?What do you have? Dallas kirby confirmed that drew’s plane crash was staged. The flight that drew was on sent out a fake distress signal, shut off its beacons, and flew away. Dallas kirby was paid $2 million to dump a bunch of plane parts into the gulf of aden, where that plane flew off radar. Okay, that tracks with what chloe jennings told me, which is that drew is alive but being held against his will. Okay, well, then, where is he? And where’s valentin? Is he here with you? There’s been a complication. Of the cassadine nature. Laura’s going to be devastated. She believed spencer when he insisted he wasn’t responsible. We all did. I’m sorry. I saw glimpses that something was amiss and I didn’t voice my concerns. But it’s difficult to reconcile the prankster that we know spencer can be with the calculated intimidation that you and ava have faced. That’s why I wanted to talk to my mother. I’m not sure I took the right actions when spencer finally confessed. What did you do? I threw spencer and his girlfriend out of wyndemere. I cut off his credit card and trust fund accounts. Spencer has no access to any of my financial resources. And you’re comfortable with that? For now. But alexis doesn’t like it. She’s urging me not to abandon my son. What about ava? Ava’s all for spencer facing the consequences of his actions. Just not at the expense of my relationship with him. What do you want? I appreciate where she’s coming from, but I’m still confused. Well, punishment and enforced guidance don’t need to be mutually exclusive. No offense. That approach didn’t work out for you with ryan, did it? Spencer is no ryan. Are you sure? Well, it’s true that the extent to which spencer took things is disturbing. But he knows right from wrong. And he feels remorse. So how could he think it was a good idea to convince ava she was being stalked? And how did he find the time to even pull it off? He had help. Spencer didn’t do it alone.

[ Doorbell rings ] Thank goodness you’re home. You need to get to the police station as soon as possible. Did something happen to spencer? Yes, your wife had him arrested! Spencer: I want nothing to do with you. I didn’t ask you to come here, and I certainly do not want to talk to you. Well, I’m not too keen to talk to the sullen young man who terrorized me for months, but here I am. You might want to shut up for a change and listen. What could you possibly say that would be useful to me? What could I say that would be useful to you? Well, for starters… you’re welcome. By all accounts, you had nowhere to sleep tonight, and now you do. Oh, thank you, stepmother. I will never forget how you made it possible for me to experience a night in jail. Oh, don’t act so put-upon. Or have you forgotten that you’re guilty of the crimes for which you’ve been arrested? Oh, you’re gonna stand here and lecture me about my criminal acts? Why don’t we talk about yours? I know — let’s get joss in here and ask her about how her brother morgan — my cousin — died. I’m not the one in custody. That’s kinda my point. All the misery that you’ve inflicted, people who have died, and you’re walking around free. I allegedly played some unkind pranks and you had me arrested. I know that deep down, your father still wants you in his life. He just needs reminding. I can do that. I can remind him that he has the resources to hire you the very best counsel. I can remind him of his connections within the justice community, and his considerable sway. I can remind him that wyndemere is your home. All of which you can thank me for later. Should I remind you that my grandmother is mayor of port charles? She can do all of that. Hm! But I don’t see laura anywhere around here. Do you? Nobody is coming to your rescue, spencer. Nobody but me. With conditions. You can take your chances in court, or I can offer you a way out.

[ Grunting ] Peter, you look a little frazzled. Any sinister plans go off the rails lately? Take care of that wound. Make sure it’s clean.

[ Door closes ] See anything that we can use? What is this? No. [ Sighs ] Might as well get to work.

[ Groans ]

[ Inhales sharply ] Oh! This wound is from a bullet. Fortunately, it’s only a graze. Who shot you? I have absolutely no idea. Victor. What’s wrong, henrik? Nervous? You should be. You have a lot to answer for. Anna: After I interviewed chloe, I came back here and valentin was missing. And so we questioned a local musician that I’d seen the night before. Who promptly lied to our face. Well, he — he tried to convince us that valentin had faked getting drunk and that he’d just taken off with an accomplice in the car, but… something I was all too willing to accept. Yeah, well, I wasn’T. Anyway, after that, things got a little heated. And we discovered that the musician had a tattoo, a familiar tattoo — the cassadine crest. Well, was he a cassadine? Affiliated with the family somehow. Anyway, before we were able to question him any further, the gunman opened fire and all hell broke loose. And so, by the time that the shooting had ceased, we decided that we’d take the musician in for questioning.

[ Cellphone rings ] Who is it? Got to take this. Yeah. Scorpio. Now? Okay. On my way. My turn with the musician. Maybe now we’ll get some real answers. Didn’t you hear me? Spencer’s being interrogated at the police station! I heard you. I already know. Why haven’t you shown up to help him? Well, I’m helping him take responsibility for his actions. By kicking him out of his home and then sitting back and watching while your wife uses the police as an instrument of revenge? That sounds like abuse, not help! Excuse me. I’m not sure you’re seeing the entire picture here. What spencer did to ava was criminal behavior. Esme knows better than anyone, don’t you, esme? In fact, you’re lucky you’re not at the pcpd getting booked right now, right along with spencer. Not a chance! I won’t do it.

[ Laughs ] If this is what you call an olive branch — if anyone is owed an olive branch, it’s me! But I know better than to expect that. You are far too attached to your resentments. So I will settle for a transactional agreement. We don’t have to be friends. We just need to coexist. I need to know that you have learned your lesson, that you won’t try to mess with my marriage again. A show of good faith would be to agree to my terms. I trusted you once, and you stabbed me in the back. Never again. Suit yourself. A word to the wise, spencer — lobby for the holding cell with the torn mesh in the window. It has its share of bedbugs, but the tear lets in the slightest bit of sunlight and provides ventilation when the drunk and disorderlies show up and puke their guts up. Goodbye, spencer. Good luck. Jason said the same thing, but it’s a little different hearing it from your best friend than to hear your wife say… …that if I didn’t interrupt, you guys were gonna sleep together. Because we didn’t know. For nine months… …we didn’t know that you were alive. Losing you was hell. We searched and searched for you and waited and prayed, and I couldn’t let go. And cyrus and your enemies were circling like vultures. The nights, sonny, were the worst. Lying in that big bed o-or cradling donna night after sleepless night… I held it together because I had to. And jason and I got married for the same reason — because we had to. We had to show a united front. So, that’s all it was, was a message?

Of course I’ll help you. That’s what I said that morning at the gym. And I turned you down. I can be stubborn in that way. You could pretend to disagree. Well, you are stubborn. And a — a very reckless driver. I am an excellent driver, okay? I suppose there’s some misplaced pride mixed up in this. I wanted not to need you. Yeah, well, we all need someone. And I-I feel guilty. My mother was on her way to st. Lucia to attend a conference on hereditary diseases. Like huntington’s? Yeah. The conference was a fake. It was a ruse to lure my mother. Yeah, you told me at the gym, but… you said it was a setup, but you didn’t give me any details. Yeah. Uh… scott agreed to go to st. Lucia with my mother, and he got some deal on a private jet rental. Which was also a ruse. And then he took an impromptu parachute ride and… my mother just vanished. Okay, let’s go back to the conference for a second. I think somebody set that up to trick your mother. But that means they know I have huntington’s, and that’s impossible. Seems there’s been a gunfight at the tavern in panopolia. Robert scorpio and anna devane were inside. A masked gunman showed up and started firing. Oh. Was anyone injured? Robert and anna walked away, but one of my men was taken into custody. That’s too bad. Yeah, thanks to you, the wsb can compel that man to reveal our location. What was I to do? Victor, anna, and robert were sniffing around. I had to stop them. You know, I’ve lived here for years without giving anyone the slightest provocation to look my way. And now suddenly the place is crawling with wsb agents combing the area and asking questions. And then I discover that drew’s ex-wife has shown up with detective dante falconeri in tow. Sam and dante are here? Don’t worry about that. I’ll take care of them. No. No, you’ll stay out of this. I’ll handle this. When you spoke to chloe, did she say anything about drew’s physical being or his state of mind? Nothing that I haven’t already told you. Just that drew sacrificed his own opportunity for freedom to get her out. I’m just like, what if peter or whoever is holding drew wants to kill him because he helped chloe escape? I don’t think so. Chloe indicated that drew had already been roughed up a few times and had — had received medical aid, which is how come she got to meet him in the first place. So that leads me to believe that drew’s tried to escape before. Otherwise, why keep someone patched up for two years if they’re not useful to you, you know? As a bargaining chip. Right. Yes. I mean, we know that peter is dangerous, but he’s also an opportunist. So if drew serves a purpose, he’s going to keep him alive. Would you like to explain your involvement to kevin, esme? Or shall I? I didn’t mean to be disrespectful. I mean, spence never meant for things to go this far. He loves you so much. Back at school, he talked so much about how saddened he was by the distance between the two of you. And, you know, my — my heart went out to him. So when he asked for my help, I couldn’t say no. Truly, I was only trying to help the two of you reconnect. By setting my wife’s car ablaze and taunting her with a memento from her dead daughter? That was you? I shouldn’t have given in to spence’s worst impulses. But I rationalized it because I knew the ultimate goal was to reunite him with his father. I mean, spence was so melancholy at school. He’d cover it, pretend to be easygoing and out for a good time, but the more I got to know him, the more I realized how much he missed his father. And I’ve never seen him happier than when he moved back home with you. He told me the other day that even if you never forgive him, at least he’ll cherish this chance the two of you had to be a family again. Yeah, our time meant a lot to me, too. That’s why this is so disturbing. Of course it is, but there are good times still ahead. All you have to do is give spence the help he needs. You know he doesn’t belong in a cell. Dr. Collins, don’t you think someone as confused and vulnerable as spence needs protection, not punishment? Oh, what I or anyone else thinks is immaterial. Nikolas is spencer’s father, and this is a family matter. Spencer’s lucky to have such a loyal girlfriend. He’ll need all the support he can get.

[ Scoffs ]

[ Door opens and closes ] Do you think esme’s right about spencer needing my protection? She’s selling a bill of goods. Jason and I decided to get married as a last resort. It was the only way we could handle the pressure from the five families. Well, that makes sense, but there was a lot more going on. Not at first, but… …by that night, yes. Jason and I decided that we could have a real marriage and that it would be safe to fall in love. And we were headed in that direction. That’s a lot.

[ Sighs ]

So, you’re telling me that you — you were falling in love with jason. Not some stranger that you met while you were grieving, or jax. You — you were falling in love with my best friend. Yes. And then the door opened, and you walked in. And since you’ve been home, jason and I just went back to the way we’ve always been. Best friends. So, now you don’t have any leftover feelings? Jason’s my best friend. That’s all I want from him. That’s all he wants from me. So, you guys were falling in love, right? Now you expect me to believe that now you’re not in love? I’m not in love with jason. I’m in love with you. You’re my husband. You’re the father of my kids. Do you know that he is like… my brother? I know. We weren’t cheating on you, and we weren’t going behind your back. But — but — but I know that. I know that. I — you know, look, you guys thought I was dead. We did. It just doesn’t — we did! Right. And we have nina to thank for that. But it doesn’t feel like that. Do you understand? I-I-it feels — just feels — I don’t know how to explain it. It doesn’t feel great. That’s all.

[ Sighs ] How would anyone know to exploit your mother’s interest in huntington’s? I don’t know. I was diagnosed in canada using an alias. So the diagnosis doesn’t show on my medical records. The only people who know I have huntington’s are me, my mother, you… mm-hmm. …And scott. Well, we need to take a closer look at scott.

[ Sighs ] Mm… my — my mother swore him to secrecy. And I know he’s not the most reliable person, but… scott and my mother are… I hesitate to use the word “in love,” but they are very much infatuated with each other, and I just don’t believe that he would risk giving away her most closely guarded secret. Okay. Okay, so — so, what do we know? Fake conference. Missing plane. Um… scott made it to safety in a parachute. And, uh, possible peter involvement. What — you said — you said peter wasn’t involved in this. Well, that’s what I thought until I found out my mother was planning on killing peter in st. Lucia. Dr. Obrecht: Congratulations. You’re obviously skilled at dodging bullets. I got hit, didn’t I? You were grazed. You lost some blood and you’re probably dehydrated overall, but the greatest risk is from infection.

[ Sighs ] I’m guessing that means another shot. One cannot be too careful. Mm. What do you remember? I remember peter finally showing his face. He held me at gunpoint. Typical. Threatening to shoot a man in handcuffs. Yeah, I mentioned that. Then peter said that I, uh — I should be grateful that he kept me alive, and I called him out on that. You know, I said that it’s the same crap that he pulled with jason. Made the world think I’m dead, but he’s got to keep me on ice. And he said… he said that there were problems with jason that there wouldn’t be with me. Did he say why? I just told him to screw himself, told him I was a navy seal, and that he couldn’t force me to do anything. How did he react? I don’t know, because that’s the last thing I remember before I woke up with a bandage on my arm. What time is it? Early. Perhaps 2:00 A.M.? So I’ve lost an entire day? It’s not unheard of. I left my cell, I got shot someplace, and then returned to my cell without a single recollection? That’s less likely. And we’re talking about peter and victor. Has this ever happened to you before? Where I’ve lost time, had injuries that I can’t explain, and woke up smelling like gunpowder? Yeah, it happened a lot back in port charles when helena cassadine was controlling me, but — but that was supposed to be over. I fear it is not. You were gone a long time.

[ Clears throat ] Sorry, but you’re still in here. I mean, they haven’t taken you to a cell yet. That must be a good sign, right? Yeah, for now. I suppose. Ava came by. Did she come to drop the charges? No. She offered me a lose-lose proposition. Spencer’s been processed, but he hasn’t been taken to a cell yet. Am I being too harsh? I mean, esme said he just wants to have his family back. I recall warning you about esme. Every time she tries to express spencer’s remorse, she’s just trying to manipulate everyone. You should follow your own conscience. Yeah, I ju– I don’t know what it’s saying. I don’t know what to do. That’s why I wanted to speak to my mother. She has a way of cutting through all the noise. That’s true. But I’m here. I’m happy to be your sounding board. No offense, but every time I ask you a question, you do the shrink thing and you just turn the question back around. Alright. Fair enough. I’ll give you this. I don’t think you want to turn your back on spencer completely. So you have two options. You can either bail him out — literally. Or you can give him the support he needs to take responsibility and face the consequences of his actions. It’s your call, darling. But your son hasn’t learned his lesson yet. Not even close.

You saw spencer? How did he seem? Unrepentant. Something is just not clicking with that kid. Meaning? Well, I made him the offer that we discussed. I offered to help dig him out of the hole that he’s dug for himself, as long as he gave me the assurance that he wouldn’t mess with us again. And? And… he made it clear that he is disinclined to cooperate. Jason and I didn’t get married because we wanted to. We got married because nina lied. For nine months. You know? She lied to us, and she lied to you. Nina’s not gonna be a problem. What does that mean? I went to visit her at crimson. I said to her, “if you’re gonna stay in port charles, you better stay away from my family.” After what she did? “Leaving us alone” doesn’t seem nearly enough. Nina said peter mentioned he had been warned about my mother’s plan. So peter had an accomplice. But who is it? And how did they know my mother was planning to lure peter to st. Lucia and kill him? Okay, we have to assume that somebody who’s working for peter had knowledge of your mom’s agenda. Okay, maybe they’re the ones who set up the fake conference to lure your mom to st. Lucia. And when the accomplice found out peter was headed there, they realized it was a trap and warned him. Okay, maybe I should fly to st. Lucia and do a little research. Robert: You send the right man and you get the right answers. Did the musician say anything about drew? Who’s he working for? And where’d they put valentin? Okay, wait. Hold on. Did you get the musician to talk? Yes. I told him potentially he was in a lot of trouble and that we’d saved his miserable neck. And, well, after that, he was quite chatty. Okay. Did you get a location? Because wherever drew is, valentin is going to be. Do you think valentin is alive? Well, I do, because if they wanted him dead, he would be dead. Yeah. Why go to the bother of capturing him? I got a location. But more importantly, I got another piece of rather interesting information. The secret compound is owned by none other than victor cassadine.

Spence, your pride isn’t worth going to prison. Just tell ava what she wants to hear. Remember what we learned about napoleon?

“Faire son thme

en deux façons.” Proceed with two options. Let ava think she’s won. She’ll relax her guard, and we’ll swoop in and beat her at her own game. I will not let ava control me the way that she is controlling my father. Spencer cassadine, you’re coming with me. Where are you taking him? Holding cell for the night. Arraignment’s in the morning. This is quite enough, spence. Let me call ava. No chance in hell. Weighing what you’ve told me, there’s only one thing I can think of to do. God knows I don’t want this for my son’s future, but I’m standing with you. If spencer won’t own up to what he’s done, a night in jail, it just might scare him enough to do so tomorrow. M-maybe this will be his turning point.

[ Sighs ] I’d like to think so, but… the cassadine arrogance and that trait of never backing down… it’s hard to overcome. And if I fail to reach my son now… my family’s worst patterns might live on into the new generation. Anna: Victor cassadine? What, the former director of crichton-clark and the wsb? No, no way. I saw that place blow up. That was after obrecht shot him. There’s no way victor made it out of there. Well, apparently he did. And he’s back in business. Of course he is. What about valentin? And drew? Well, they’re both alive. For the moment. But there’s more. Vic is not working alone. He’s thrown in with peter. They’re allies. That certainly explains how peter keeps escaping, if he’s got victor backing him up. Precisely. Faison meets cassadine.

[ Chuckles ] Everybody strap in ’cause we’re in for a bumpy ride. The gunman retreated. Maybe he was hit. And interestingly enough, liesl obrecht isn’t in her cell. So, if I was to visit drew’s cell right now, what do you think the odds are that I’d find her there tending to a gunshot wound? You’ve been lying to me! You’ve known all along how to activate drew. Last night you sent him on an op 20 miles from my compound, without my knowledge and without my permission. Did you really think that would go unanswered?! But that was supposed to be over. The doctor said that the procedure got rid of the conditioning. Yes, but it was cesar who did the original conditioning. Why is that important? He must have installed a second level that only he could access. Well, how would that work? A shortcut, if you will. A simple code phrase or image that would reactivate the conditioning. But faison is dead. His son is not. Peter… is controlling me. Going to st. Lucia could be a dead end. There’s definitely steps we can take here first. But if the accomplice set up the fake conference, that means they wanted my mother on the island. And — and since the plane disappeared, they figured that’d be the last place we’d look. It’s like hiding in plain sight. My mother could be there right now. Okay, I just think you’re getting ahead of yourself. If we go to st. Lucia, we could be wasting valuable time your mother doesn’t have. You said “we.” Are you coming with me? Wherever this leads. Look at us — standing in our kitchen, trying to piece our life back together because we’ve been apart for nine months. And it didn’t have to be this way. I didn’t choose to think I was a widow. You didn’t choose to stay in nixon falls. Nina did that to us, to both of us. So why should she get to pick her life up where she left it and move on when we can’t? I mean, this hat — this hat is not some souvenir you picked up while you were away. This is a symbol of everything we don’t know about each other. Of all the time that we lost that we’re never gonna get back. And then I think, no. I am not gonna give nina one more minute. I am gonna focus on our marriage and our kids and our life together. And please tell me you want the same thing.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. But you’re right. We’ve had, what, nine months of loss and separation. We’ve — we’ve got to rebuild. We got to, you know… I know that. I know that. But I want to start.

[ Sighs ] I love you. And I choose you. Always. And I choose you.

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I told you we were going to be early. I know, but I wanted to get here early so we could warm up before class starts. Oh, I cannot wait to hit something. Have you ever taken kickboxing before? Yeah, you know, I was pretty into it a couple of years ago, but nothing recently. How about you? Nope, this is my first time. But I am very excited to learn how to defend myself and my kids against peter. I got a different target in mind. Really? Anyone I know? I’m not technically on the schedule for this afternoon, so whatever this is, if we could move it along, I’d really appreciate it. Apologies. I am working, and my patients come first. As do yours. I don’t know what you mean. Remember when we took a hippocratic oath in med school when we promised to do no harm? Of course I do. Well, were those just words, doctor? Or did they mean something to you? All right, I see apple cider and some fruit juices, but I’m pretty sure that those are for avery and donna. Cameron: Okay, well, if we’re going to be studying, I’m going to need coffee and a lot of it. Okay, trina, what about you? Ground control to trina. Sorry. What? You were miles away. She was thinking about spencer. Yeah, I just can’t believe his dad kicked him out. It seems kind of harsh. Maybe, but spencer crossed a line when he was stalking ava. He doesn’t deserve a pass. I know. What he was doing to ava was wrong, which is why we had to stop him, but… maybe he wouldn’t have crossed that line if esme hadn’t pushed him. Spencer cassadine — where is he? Take those off him right now! And you are? Esme prince. There’s been a terrible mistake. You have to let him go. I’m sorry, but mr. Cassadine is in custody.

[ Stammers ] What does that mean? It means I’m spending the night in jail. That’s ridiculous. You’re a cassadine. Who would dare have you arrested? I’ll give you one guess. You are just full of surprises. I thought you trusted me, nina. I thought when you left town to reinvent yourself, I was somebody you could confide in. What’s this about? A fella named mike, the new man in your life, only it turns out that man is carly’s husband and avery’s father. Sonny, it’s me. I tried calling you at the office, but jason said that he hasn’t seen you. Look, it’s about ava. Her trip to london has been called off because she found out spencer was her stalker, so of course she wants to revisit avery’s custody agreement. I told her she’s going to have to talk to you directly, but she’s definitely working some kind of angle. Is something on your mind? Yeah, you and carly. I appreciate you looking out for my family when I was gone. I mean, you already told me. You know, I was — I was happy to do that. Must have been difficult to decide to get married, you and carly.

[ Sighs ] I mean, it was the only decision. You know, carly and i had to show a united front for the families, and a big public wedding seemed like the right message. I don’t disagree with that. But one thing I want to know — when I came back and I found you and carly after the ceremony was over, you and carly were alone. Did I walk in on something?

I think we need To picture so we can get out all of our aggression. Who do you choose? Valentin? True, I am doing everything in my power to force him out as ceo, but that’s business. On a personal level, we actually get along pretty well. I think it’s because we both care about bailey so much. Yeah, she’s really good at making people fall in love with her. Besides, he’s actually rarely at home these days. He’s revisiting his wsb past with anna devane. And you’re okay with that? Why are you suddenly interested in my personal life? It’s not like we’re besties. We’re partners in crime. Right? I get to take care of your daughter, pretend that she’s mine, and get what I want from valentin, and you get to keep her safe from peter. It’s not a crime to want to keep my baby safe from her psycho father. Besides, I maybe sort of told chase that we were, you know, friends. You told chase that? Hey, austin reminded me that you said I was brave. I mean, I might have said something along those lines under duress. Duress. It’s not completely false. You are brave, maxie. But I don’t go around telling everybody, especially not austin. I mean, did he tell you where he overheard this, where the conversation took place? Must’ve been that night in the woods. Oh, my god. Just relax, okay? He doesn’t remember any details. Besides, I brought it up because it’s rare that you would pay me a compliment. Well, what can I say? Those were extreme circumstances. Must’ve just come out of my mouth when I wasn’t paying attention. Oh. If this is your not-so-subtle way of saying that I put someone in harm’s way, I’d like to know who, because I have never, not once, knowingly put a patient at risk. Do you deny that you said a child you observed here at the hospital could be on the spectrum, possibly autistic? We’re talking about leo falconeri? He came in with a cut finger. I patched him up. I’m not his pediatrician. Are you a pediatric neurologist? You know that I’m not. And yet you diagnosed a child, a child you are not trained to treat, as autistic. No, I never diagnosed leo. What I did was I suggested to his stepfather that he would really benefit from seeing a specialist. At no point did I tell ned that leo was on the spectrum. Ned quartermaine is not the one that lodged the complaint. Well, then who did? Right. Of course. I’d like to speak to my girlfriend in private. Sorry, this is about as private as you’re going to get. This is outrageous. Feel free to leave at any time. I’ll stay. I got to go do some paperwork. Officer daniels will keep an eye on you. I tried hiring a lawyer for you, but I can’t access my trust fund. My grandmother is still out of town and unreachable. She’s not going to be able to pull any strings to get me out of here. I saw an ad on a bus bench for some guy named baldwin, but when I called the 800 number, he laughed and hung up on me. You don’t have to stay here. You don’t have to hang out. I won’t abandon you, spence, I promise. How much did you tell that detective about us? Is that what you care about? That I threw you under the bus and now you’re going to be arrested, too? I got to know spencer when he pretended to be victor. He’s actually this confused, lonely person who just wants to be loved by his dad, but doesn’t know the best way to make that happen. If anything, he needs friends that care about him and want to support him. Cam, could you do me a favor and grab my jacket out of the closet, please? I want to bring it back to the dorm. Sure. Are you okay? Do you want to vent? I just hate that I still have feelings for spencer. I know what you mean. You know, when I was little, I found this baby bird who fell out of its nest, and my mom helped me pick out a shoe box, and we lined it with cotton and twigs. And we set it by the stove to keep it warm. And when I went to feed it, it just nipped me right in the hand with its beak. I mean, it was bad. That sounds like spencer. And I agree with you that esme’s bad news, but I kind of feel like we’re not helping spencer if we blame esme for everything he did to ava. Because saying something will only make him more defensive. And it might backfire and cause him to get closer to esme. Oh, well, that is the last thing we want. Look, spencer should 100% be held accountable for his actions, but so should esme. I cannot stand her fake innocent act, pretending to be all sweet all the time. You know who else does that? Nina reeves. She was always so lovely and so gracious to my face. Meanwhile, she was lying about sonny to everybody, the whole time. I saw her at kelly’s today, which… you know, it’s a diner. All customers welcome. But I know it wasn’t innocent. I know that she was there for a reason. Maybe it was to see sonny. Maybe it was to see my dad. But she ended up seeing me. I swear, if I never see nina again, it will still be too soon. What about nina? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Hmm! Then may I remind you that when we last spoke, after you found shangri-la in whoville, you were over the moon about a man named mike? I don’t think I said over the moon. Well, that’s certainly the impression I got. So imagine my surprise when scott baldwin mentioned that mike was the name that sonny was using in nixon falls. Mm. Hmm! And then when I was talking to carly about avery’s welfare, she warned me that it’s sonny that returned from nixon falls and not mike. So come on, nina, tell me, friend to friend, does carly know that you fell in love with sonny and he with you? You, uh — you walked in, you know, on our wedding night. Yeah, I guess I wasn’t paying too much attention. I-I get it. I mean, you were anxious to get back home and get back to carly. You know, when I was in nixon falls, I used to dream about carly. I didn’t know it was carly, but I knew she was important to me. And you are to her. She never stopped grieving for you, sonny. You know, you can — you can love someone and lose someone and still get on with your life. Carly’s always loved you. We’re best friends. You’re her husband. I guess it was emotional for both of you — you know, getting rid of the past and starting a future, new life. Yeah, it was — it was. And a lot was happening at the same time. You know, carly and i left the reception early. Then you went home, right? In my master bedroom. What would have happened if I hadn’t walked in?

Well, now that we are friends, I need to apologize for pressuring you to spend time with austin. He’s a really untrustworthy guy, and I really don’t like him. I happen to know for a fact that he manipulated chase when he was super vulnerable. So as far as I’m concerned, maxie, you are off the hook. I’m working on austin from a different angle. What angle’s that? Oh, forget it. Brook lynn quartermaine. Yeah? What are you hiding? Austin: It was brook lynn quartermaine, right? She’s the one? She’s accusing me of breaking confidentiality? I’m not at liberty to discuss that. She’s using me. You know that, right? Brook lynn is only pretending to be concerned. That’s why she’s interceding for leo. The fact is, you violated hipaa. Confiding a diagnosis to someone other than the child’s parents — all I did was try and provide a young boy with care that would really help him. Brook lynn is just doing what the quartermaines do. She’s using a person for leverage, and all just to try and deny me my legitimacy to the elq table. And you’re helping her. Yeah, I ran into nina at kelly’S. It was intense. I can imagine. Are you okay? I’m fine. Okay. Is cam with you guys? I thought you guys were studying together. Yeah, he’s here. He’s grabbing my jacket. Why? So, you haven’t been on social media? You haven’t checked a newsfeed? No? Is everything okay? Spencer was arrested. I’m only thinking of you, spence, but I can’t help you if I’m locked up in the jail cell next to yours. Should I be getting a lawyer, too? I didn’t tell the cops a thing about you. I would never do that to you. I know that. Well, I’m glad you’re still here, ms. Prince. Mind answering a few questions? Why? Are you going to arrest me, too? Should I? Of course not. I’m an open book. What do you want to know? This way, please. Josslyn: Spencer was arrested? Did his dad call the police on him? Is he in jail? When did this happen? He is in jail. And his dad didn’t call the police. Ava did. I knew ava was angry, but not angry enough to have spencer arrested. All we wanted was to teach spencer a lesson and make him face up to his actions. I never thought that he could — he could be arrested. Howdy, partners. Mrs. Corinthos. It’s a cool hat. Where’d you get it? Don’t you think you’re jumping to conclusions? Translation — carly has no idea that you and sonny were getting it on in hicksville. Ava, a, sonny and i never got it on in hi– nixon falls and, b, don’t you dare use nixon falls against sonny. All right. Don’t get so defensive. I don’t want any trouble. Then what do you want? Romance, nina. Happiness for you and for sonny. I think the two of you still have a chance.

Re that youand the quartermaines are dealing with some family issues. That doesn’t change the fact that someone has accused you of violating hipaa rules about confidentiality. Right. If this is a formal accusation, I’d like a lawyer present. Do you see hospital counsel here? This isn’t a court of law, dr. Gatlin-holt. This is an administrative review. Brook lynn is manipulating us. I don’t have the luxury of taking your word on such a serious matter. But you’ll take the word of a quartermaine. And I could lose my medical license all over a few lousy shares of elq. You are suspended from practicing medicine at this hospital pending the disciplinary board’s investigation on this matter. How much are the quartermaines paying you? This meeting is over. I’m not hiding anything, maxie, okay? Austin and I — we just — we don’t mix, and if it were up to me, we never will. And I don’t want any of my animosity towards him to blow back on you. No, you just want him to give up his claim against your family and go back to pautuck. For good reason. Oh. My great-grandfather edward quartermaine was very specific with his will. He did not want jimmy lee holt or any of his descendants — that includes austin — to get a dime. He didn’t just forget about jimmy lee. He specifically cut him out. Okay. Do you know why? Well, probably because jimmy lee holt’s mother, austin’s grandmother, beatrice leseur, was a gold digger. And obviously, austin is one, too. And I’m sure jimmy lee holt was one, also. I’m going to refill my water bottle. Do you want some? Yeah, sure. That’d be great. Thanks.

[ Phone ringing ] Oh. Hello? Hey, are you free right now? ‘Cause I could really use a friendly face. What’s wrong? What’s going on? Well, maybe it’s better I tell you in person. Oh, okay, well, I’m at volonino’s gym. I could see you later. No, no. I’ll be right there. Oh, okay. Oh… why did you and spencer wait a few days before letting anyone know you were in port charles? Spence didn’t want his father to know that he was back in town, and I came with spence because I wanted to help him make things right with his father. Doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon. If spencer doesn’t have an attorney before his hearing, he’s going to be assigned to an overburdened public defender. I’ve been making some calls. If you want, I can point you towards someone helpful. Helpful to whom? You or me? “Whom”? Excuse me? You said “helpful to whom.” “Whom” isn’t a word that most people use in a conversation. Well, I’m not most people. That is increasingly clear. The night of the wyndemere party, ava cassadine’s car was set on fire. You know anything about that? I heard about it. That’s all. That is a souvenir. -Is something wrong? -Spencer’s been arrested. Ava turned him in. That’s cold. -Where are you going? -Where do you think? Spencer’s still my friend, no matter what he’s done. I’ll go with you. Um, I’ll meet you there. Okay. See you soon. -Yeah. What are you talking about? Why aren’t you going with your friends? I will. In a second. But I need to talk to you about nina. I got into it with her today, and I’m not sorry. Sonny was just here giving me the ground rules, and one of them was stay out of his way. Okay. And I had just booked a flight to london, fully prepared to leave nikolas and avery behind, the two people I love most in this world. Why? Because of the stalker? Has it gotten really bad? Not anymore. The stalker’s been caught. Turns out it was my very own wicked stepson. Spencer? Yeah. Graduated from schoolboy pranks to full-blown terror tactics. What? Well, how did you find out? Does nikolas know? Yeah, he knows. Right now, spencer is cooling his heels in a pcpd jail cell. Oh, wow. So nikolas had his son arrested. I did. Wait, you had spencer arrested. How did nikolas react? He supports my decision. He supports your decision to get his only child arrested? Yes, but that’s not the point, nina. The point is I was ready to give up on nikolas, and now here we are. We’re back together. We’re happier than ever. And who’s to say it can’t be that way with you and “mike”?

[ Sighs heavily ] I mean, if you hadn’t walked in, carly and I would have gone to bed together. Hmm. Okay, I need — I need a minute.

[ Sighs ] Well, I guess you guys were together a long time ago before I was. But our relationship ended when you — you and carly got together. And you left town. And I came back, and carly and I stayed friends. Yeah, and you were close and very strong. Yeah, and that’s all it was, sonny. That door closed when you got together and you guys got married. And you thought I was dead, right? Yeah. So now that door that you closed… …suddenly reopened.

hey, look, if you’re asking if — if carly and I fell in love, I can only answer for myself. And I started, you know, falling back in love with her. Why didn’t you tell me? Because, sonny, you came home. You’re home. Carly and i got married for two reasons. We had to protect a business. And you thought I was dead. Which turned out not to be true. So you, carly, and I, we just… we just go back to the way we used to be. You say you were falling in love with carly, right? And you can just shut off your feelings like that? I was at kelly’s, and then nina walked in. She offered to leave. What stopped her? I told her to stay. I told her that I had something to give her. You did, huh? Mm-hmm. Was it a black eye? A metaphorical one. I gave her back the journal she gave to me as a high school graduation present. I tore out all of the pages that I wrote when we thought sonny was dead. And I’ll be keeping those to remind me of how nina betrayed us. I’m so sorry that you have to deal with this. No, we have to deal with this, mom. Nina did this to all of us. The part that I hate the most is that she’s walking around like everything’s fine, like nothing happened. And then when I call her out, she’s looking at me with this sad look on her face like she’s sorry, but not sorry enough to tell the truth and not sorry enough to bring sonny back to his family. I mean, if that fire hadn’t happened or if he hadn’t remembered, he’d still be in nixon falls. Okay, I have a brilliant idea. You’re going to focus on class and focus on volleyball and hang out with your friends and you’re going to let this go. Like you did? I’m truly grateful that we’re not enemies anymore and that you are one of my closest friends. But I do know you just a little bit, and I know you are not above using a situation and turning it to your own advantage. Nina, be careful where you throw that stone. Touché. Don’t you dare take advantage of my really complicated relationship with sonny. You just called it a relationship. Then why give up? Sonny made it very clear that we do not have a future. He is back with carly. He could hardly avoid her, could he? I mean, he came back, there she was. But ask yourself, how badly do you think sonny really wants that old life back? Spencer: Happy now? You get what you wanted? Don’t blame us for your mistakes, dude. You got yourself into this. But maybe we can help you get out. How? You get a law degree when I wasn’t looking? My grandfather, his name’s scotty baldwin. He’s a lawyer. Don’t bother, I already tried. And mr. Baldwin seems to be enjoying spencer’s predicament just as much as you two are. Don’t claim to know what I’m feeling. Chase: Okay, that’s enough. I prefer to have one person handcuffed to this desk. Cameron, can I speak with you? -Why? Don’t sweat it, cam. Detective chase is a real sweetheart. Sure. Did you think you were saving spence from himself or from me? Hello, scott. I’m sorry. Something came up at work. Yes, of course I love my mother. I told you I will ask jason for help, and I will. I promise I will swallow my pride and do it, okay? Just don’t know how. Austin. Hey. Hey. Hi. I’m really sorry to interrupt your gym time. This is something that just can’t wait. Excuse me. Congratulations. Mission accomplished. Come again? Wait, what did you do? She is accusing me of a hipaa violation based on a conversation that she tricked me into having off the record. Brook lynn, no! Dr. Gatlin-holt here told me that my stepbrother might be autistic. I had no choice but to report him. Are we talking about leo? What I said was that it was a possibility and that he should get checked out by a specialist. You wanted to distract my father from your lawsuit, so you went after him where he’s most vulnerable — his love for leo. And now he’s all upset and worried. That’s exactly what you wanted. I am concerned for a child. All you’re trying to do is score points for daddy. You took advantage of chase when he could barely walk. You took advantage of his heartbreak with willow to get him to spy for you. Don’t get all holier than thou on me, please. Okay, enough! Both of you. Fighting is not going to help leo. There has to be a peaceful solution to this. Depends on austin.

R troublesgo away by telling dr. Westbourne I misunderstood what you said about leo. And in return, I drop the lawsuit against your family. Renounce any claim that jimmy lee might have had on elq, and you can continue to practice medicine at G.H. Or in the backwoods of podunk. Pautuck. Whatever. I have the papers drawn up already whenever you’re ready to sign them. Of course you do. The choice is yours, austin. Do you want to be a doctor or a quartermaine? Do you know how much I hate you right now, scott? “Hey, jason, what’s up? It’s me. My mother is in danger, and only you can save her.” Ugh, so desperate.

[ Exhales slowly ] “Hey, jase. What’s up? Feel like going on a road trip?” Been there, done that. That didn’t work. “I need you, jason.” How long have you known esme prince? Not long. Know anything about how ava cassadine’s car was set on fire the night of the wyndemere party? You can only help your friend if you tell the truth, cameron. Spencer said that esme set mrs. Cassadine’s car on fire. And then he walked it back. But then again, spencer says a lot of things. Truthfully, half the time he says stuff, I don’t know if he’s being honest or if he’s just blowing smoke. You did a good thing, getting spencer to admit that he was stalking ava. I hope you don’t blame yourself for the outcome. I feel bad that spencer put himself in the position that he’s in, but not that I tried to get him to admit it. All right, if you learn something new, something that’ll help your friend, call me, all right? We never thought you’d get arrested. I’m really sorry about that. How can I help? I have an idea. From your description, mike was a happy man. Sonny is anything but. He’s driven, he’s controlling, he’s in danger all the time. He’s married to carly. Hardly the easiest person to get along with. I wonder how long it’ll take before he starts thinking back fondly at his time in nixon falls. Ava, that’s not your business, and it’s none of my business. You’re right. I just want you to be as happy as I am. And on that note, I’ll go and visit my stepson. Maybe he’s learned that terrorizing people doesn’t pay. What does spencer have to do with sonny and me? Oh, like me and nikolas. Where there is love, there’s hope. Look, I can’t speak for carly, but it wasn’t really until the wedding got close that I started thinking about being married. And I didn’t — I didn’t want to spend the rest of my life in some business arrangement. So we — you know, we talked about it, and we made a decision that it was going to be a real marriage. Sonny, but that’s — that’s not what happened. I mean, you came back. You’re home. You and carly had a relationship. You still have a relationship. You’re raising kids together. And you guys lost a son together. You’re her husband. She loves you. I’m just a friend.

[ Phone chimes ] And I need to go. Thanks for your honesty. Haven’t I always been honest? You could not get this hat off cam’s head fast enough. My guess is it’s something sonny acquired while in nixon falls. Yeah. Sonny’s friend phyllis brought it to him. She and her husband took sonny in, and, uh, they became friends. I’m still wrapping my head around the fact that sonny wore this hat. Yeah, obviously, he was a different person in nixon falls, A…different man. Are you okay? It’s just when I look at this silly cowboy hat, I… it belonged to someone else. You know, not sonny. The man he became who had a whole different life and different friends. But my sonny, the man I married — he would never wear a hat like this. I mean, this belongs to a guy named mike. But sonny left mike. He left mike in nixon falls, mom. He’s sonny now. Right. [ Chuckles ] You’re right. He’s still our sonny.

Spencer: This mean I’m free? No, just moving you to a different location. I’ll be back soon to visit, I promise. I’d advise you not to leave town, ms. Prince. I may have more questions for you. Hey, cam, mind if I, uh, have a moment with treen? Okay, I’ll be right outside. Your friend ava is the one responsible for getting spencer arrested. If you really want to help him, convince her not to cooperate. Um, austin, what are you going to do? Nothing. Go ahead, brook lynn. Take your best shot. Maxie, listen, thank you so much for your kind offer to talk with me, but I don’t think I need to have that conversation now. But you might want to seriously reconsider your choice of friends. What? “Dr. Gatlin-holt is not the patient’s doctor.”

[ Knock on door ] You have a visitor. Esme found me a lawyer? This is a family visit. My father? Just me. I told you I’m not going anywhere. And neither are you. Okay, enough reflecting. I want you to go be with your friends. Are you sure? I am sure. Spencer needs you. If anyone can make him see the error of his ways, it’s my smart, beautiful daughter. Oh, no pressure. Not at all. I love you. I love you, too. Now, go. Go.

[ Door closes ] Woman: Your smiles

they make my day

you don’t know it yet

but you’re everything

and you

you make me run

you make me want to live

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[ Grunts ] My cousin jason. What’s up? You want in on this? No, I’ll wait till you’re finished. Okay. So, there’s this brand-new theory in economics where the assets and services are divvied up equally among private individuals so that no one consumer has to bear the undue burden of cost. It’s a theory perfected by kindergartners, and it’s called “sharing.” And I realized that that is a concept foreign to you quartermaines. But you’re not really one of them, are you? You’re avoiding my calls, anna, and my texts. I can only assume it’s because you haven’t found peter or my mother. You know, here’s a novel idea — how about you put aside your personal feelings and act like a professional? My mother was abducted, either by someone with ties to peter or peter himself. And that means it is your job — no, it is your duty — to find her.

[ Sighs ] Britt, I really need your help. Dr. Gatlin-holt has crossed the line. Something has to be done about him. You got this, girl.

[ Breathes sharply ] Olivia: This all looks in order. Yep. What am I missing? Nothing. It’s a lease renewal. Yeah, for the crimson offices.

[ Light clattering ] Careful, honey. Oh, he’s okay. Yeah, crimson’s yearly lease renewal is up. And you’re not even going to raise the rent? Why should I? Crimson pays their bills on time. I have no complaints. Um, except that the editor-in-chief kept sonny away from you and his family for — for — what — w-was it nine months? I mean, I know nina says that he was happy. That’s hardly the point. And besides, I don’t buy it. Sonny is a city boy born and bred. He — he might enjoy the countryside for an afternoon, maybe a long weekend, tops. But tending bar and sweeping the floor for nine months? No, I don’t buy it. I’m aware. Yeah. And this is your first chance to get back at her. You’re really not going to take a swing at nina? Are you here on carly’s behalf? Why would you think that? Well, it’s just

crimson’s lease is up. So maybe I thought you were delivering a message from your wife — vacate the premises or else. I mean…

[ Scoffs ] Carly’s business is none of mine. Despite living in the same city, traveling around in the same circles, even sharing a grandchild… I guess I really don’t know you. You’re about to. Is that a threat?

Hi, ava. Hi. Okay, so, I’m gonna have a martini, and I’m going to put it on your tab. You can have a whole pitcher of martinis if you came through for me. Mm. It’s done. I, uh, pulled your divorce papers…

[ Sighs ] …Before they got to the clerk so you and nikolas can live in wedded bliss. And more’s the pity. Wait, weren’t you just fighting for us to save our marriage? Well, that was before I found out that nikolas’ son was stalking you. So, ava, you know, you might want to hang on to those divorce papers. Now, I hate to disappoint you, but nikolas and I destroyed our copies the other night. Well, then, I say goodbye to our business relationship. What? No. Scott, I’ll always need you.

[ Sighs ] I’ll always have… legal problems for you.

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know what? I’m really trying to find liesl. And now, I’ve taken on nina reeves as a client, so I don’t know if I’ve got a lot of time for your little squabbles. Um… nina needs a lawyer? And a bulletproof pantsuit. If you have to ask… …it’s not a threat. I’ll remember that. So, crimson is just humming along, huh? Yeah. I have a great staff. They kept the office running during my…s-sabbatical. So I take it you’re not here to inquire about a subscription. You and I have a few things to discuss. Really? Yeah. I didn’t think you left anything unsaid when we ran into each other at the cemetery. Yeah, uh… yeah, I did, but then you surprised me. How so? You showed up at the quartermaines’. Carly saw you. You were visiting wiley. That didn’t make her happy. Oh, and you think that I’m afraid of carly? I thought you knew me better than that. You know, uh… you’re not going to be happy in port charles for very long. Ar e you telling meto get out of town? Rumor has it you don’t want anything to do with elq at all. You designated all of your voting shares to michael. You don’t participate in any of the family business meetings. You want me to hold the bag for you? No. Okay, clearly chitchat isn’t going to get me anywhere with you, and yet, here I am, willing to hold your bag.

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ] Think of it as an opportunity to suss me out face to face. Who’s gonna give that up? Yes? No? Okay. Anna, [Sighs] Just — just call me whether you have news or not, okay? Leaving me to twist like this is — it’s not only unprofessional — it’s cruel. And that is not your reputation, okay? So please just call me! Oh! Oh, oh! I’m so sorry! Geez! Hi, britt.

[ Clears throat lightly ]

[ Sighs ] Something wrong? No, everything is good. I mean, it’s not, but I know you’re really busy. I don’t want to bother you. No, no, please bother me. I-I could use the distraction. What’s your problem? It’s not my problem. It’s leo’S. These are expired. Oh, okay. I will get rid of those. Thank you so much, leo. Thank you. There we go. Carly, what nina did was some serious old testament-level violation. I mean, you — you are well within your rights to exact your pound of flesh. I’m just trying so hard to not go to war with nina. But she already fired the first shots. Yes, and if I fire back, I make nina out to be the victim. I mean, just imagine carly, the vindictive witch going after the poor woman who just made a mistake. Are you kidding me? Mistake my as…ton-martin. Hey, sonny asked me to lay off. Oh. What, and you’re just prepared to do that? To — to — to renew their lease and not kick nina out of the building? I can’t begin to tell you what I want to do to nina. And, see, that’s what I’m talking about. I know you. What are you planning?

Nina knew sonny was alive all along? Have you been living on the moon? I mean, everybody in this world knows that. I-I just saw sonny the other day. I went to say goodbye to avery when I-I thought I was leaving town, and he didn’t say anything about nina. No, maybe he didn’t want to, you know, distract with everything that’s going on with your stalker and all that…stuff. He didn’t, you know, lay anything more on you, but, you know… aren’t you and nina like buddy buddies? Yeah, we’re friends, but sonny’s not the type to spare my feelings. Nina took a big risk finding sonny in a small-town joint and then keeping quiet and messing with carly. Well, carly can drive otherwise reasonable people to do things they wouldn’t ordinarily do. Yeah, well, I’m kind of sorry that nina got found out. I mean, jason and carly would still be newlyweds. Sonny would be dead and buried, and good guy mike could just live on in his place. I’m sorry. D-did you say “mike”? Yeah. Mike. Schmike. Who cares? It — it — it’s — it’s just a name. Port charles could be a sonny-free place. Let’s move on to a happier topic, okay? Like your new man, and why don’t you tell me the real reason you don’t want him to move here or at least come for a visit? I’m not saying that we don’t have a mob problem here, but the whole thing of, you know, the “godfather with a heart of gold,” we — we can do with– okay, scott, you know what? I gotta — I gotta go. Have as many martinis as you want. Okay? Bye. Oh, ava, hang on. Make sure you tell nina I’m top notch!

[ Sighs ] Sonny: You know what, nina? You can do whatever you want. You want to stay, you want to go — it’s up to you. I don’t need your permission. Okay, fine. But I-I just want to let you know that it may not be comfortable for you here. When has my life ever been comfortable? My mind won’t let me be too comfortable. Now I have carly, michael, and josslyn just waiting in line to tell me exactly how they feel about me. Well, they have every right. I mean, josslyn watched her mother struggle taking care of my business. Michael saw you lying to his face every time you went to visit wiley. And carly, she grieved for me for nine months. I’m not dead. Okay, I get it — I am a pariah. I deserve to be. But I admit that I am not crazy about hearing a litany of my sins every time I leave my house, and I’m even less crazy about starting over. I tried that already. Look where it got me. So you’re gonna s– you’re gonna stay in port — yeah. I’m going to stay where maxie is and james and my grandchild. Then you got to understand the ground rules. What are you planning for nina? This desk is a mess. Honey, that’s not nice.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, you know what? It has been a crazy morning, leo.

[ Sighs ] Yeah, but still, the kid’s got no filter. Where does he get that from? Uh, yeah. But, honey, not everybody keeps every colored pencil and every eraser in its own separate spot. I’m sorry, leo. Usually I’m much more organized. If it wasn’t for me taking up all your time, you would be ready to focus. Come on, honey. We don’t want to be late for dr. Diamond. Leo’s pediatrician. Oh. Is everything okay? Yeah, yeah, yeah, just — just regular kid stuff. Can I have that? No! You know what? It’s pretty, isn’t it?

[ Sighs ] So pretty. And you know what? You can have it. You know why? You cleaned up my desk. So it’s all yours. What do you say, honey? Thank you, aunt carly. You’re welcome. You’re welcome. Yes. Thank you, aunt carly.

[ Laughs ] What are you planning for crimson? Oh, I’m definitely renewing their lease. I’m keeping nina close so I can keep an eye on her. You’re really, really good at this. Wow, seriously. Did you take lessons? Or is it just kind of baked into your dna to beat on things? Wow. I’m asking because it’s not baked into mine, and yet we do share a lot of dna. So, there’s this phenomenon in medicine called “boxer’s knuckles.” You got to look out for that. Have you experienced any swelling around your knuckles?

[ Breathes sharply ] Are you done punching? Can’t concentrate. Right. I mean, I imagine you have quite a bit on your mind. Your new wife’s recently deceased husband alive again… showing up on your wedding night. That must’ve been a crowded honeymoon.

[ Chuckles ] You ever stop talking? Just trying to be supportive. We are cousins, and I thought, at this moment in time, we could both use a f-friendly ear. Yeah, well, you have a lot of friendly ears — your mother, charity, your brother, jonah, your med school mentor. I’m flattered. That’s quite a deep dive to protect the family that you go to great pains to steer clear of. I steer clear of elq, not my family. I had you pegged as a guy who would choose his own family rather than just put up with the one that he was born into. And yet, at this moment in time, I’d imagine you can’t count on the family you chose either, can you? Oh, yes. Um, leo, yes, olivia falconeri’s son. Yeah, he’s my stepbrother. Oh. Are you two close? Uh, well, olivia was going through some stuff with julian — that’s leo’s dad — when he was a baby, and I, um, I took care of him. So since I’ve been back in port charles, we’ve been getting to know each other again. Such a rad little dude.

[ Chuckles ] So what’s the problem? Would what I tell you be covered under doctor-patient confidentiality? I-I know, technically, I’m not your patient. Well, uh, technically, you are. I treated you last spring when valentin brought you in for a sonogram. Okay, good. So, someone in this hospital suggested that leo has a behavioral issue. Now, my father is all about getting it checked out. But olivia — not so much. So there’s a lot of tension in the house right now, just when their marriage was getting back on track. And what sort of behavioral issue is leo having? Autism…or at least on the spectrum. Has he been examined? Was olivia given a reference for a pediatric neurologist? I don’t really know. I-I’m not sure. All I know is austin thinks that leo might be autistic. Dr. Gatlin-holt — he said this? To olivia? Ned? To me. Is that a problem?

[ Scoffs ] I suspect you knew that.

Things must be reallyup in the air with your new wife now that her dead husband is alive again. You got to have patients waiting for you, right? Actually, no. I don’t have to be at G.H. Until later this evening. You want to get a beer? Whatever you want from me, you’re not getting it. You don’t want to be friends? You know, we don’t have to be adversaries. No, we don’T. If you drop your lawsuit against the quartermaines. I would love nothing more than to resolve my conflict with the quartermaines amicably, but… I get nothing from them. Zero. They’ve iced me out. They don’t talk to me. They don’t even relate to me on a person-to-person level. I’m trying to meet a medical obligation with leo, and olivia keeps looking at me like I’m working some kind of an angle. Well, are you? At the risk of repeating myself, all I want to do is get my father the recognition that he was denied, and that may not mean anything to you, jason, but it might if you were the guy who sat at his father’s deathbed while he was grasping for his last breaths. The last word he said on this earth was, “why did edward shut me out?” Look, jason… even if I do win this lawsuit against the quartermaines and get the juicy satisfaction of a few elq voting shares, it’s not like the qs are going to welcome me into the family with open arms, and, by extension, jimmy lee. Then why bother? I-I’m not sure what you mean. Oh, really? Don’t play a player, brook lynn, okay? That — the fake “bump into,” establishing doctor-patient confidentiality, then bringing up a situation where one of my doctors breaks it. A doctor that just so happens to be locked in litigation with your family. You knew about that? Yeah. Austin is the son of edward quartermaine’s illegitimate son, jimmy lee holt. Edward wrote poor old jimmy lee out of the will, and now austin’s in court trying to write himself back in. Impressive. Not really. You know, the quartermaine squabble is the go-to gossip in the staff room.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Still, austin definitely crossed a line. Yes, you’re right. He did. Dr. Gatlin-holt had no business discussing or making a diagnosis regarding someone he doesn’t have the expertise to examine. So, when and where did he say leo was autistic? It was at G.H., Actually, this morning. Were there any witnesses? Chase and maxie were nearby, but they weren’t a part of the conversation. Okay, would you be willing to give your account to a disciplinary board?

[ Chuckles ] Why am I even asking? Of course you’d be willing. This is the point of the conversation. So what are you going to do about austin? Okay, let me do my job. And in turn, you take care of leo, because if austin thinks he might be on the spectrum, I’m inclined to believe him.

[ Sighs ] Oh, hi. Hey. Am I interrupting? No. What can I do for you, ava? I assume sonny told you. Spencer is your stalker? Yeah. Wow. I’m sorry about that. And just so you know, spencer and his girlfriend were asked to leave my hotel this morning. Wow, you surprise me. Why is that? I just thought that you would forgive spencer’s transgressions. Because you were the target. Okay, well, look, spencer has every right to have a chip on his shoulder. He has no right to go after avery. That’s totally unacceptable. I agree. I agree completely. And now that I am no longer in fear for my life — or avery’s — and I’m not going anywhere, I was hoping that we could revisit avery’s custody arrangement. So there’s rules if I stay in town? Why do you seem so surprised? I mean, look, you must’ve known that your lies were going to bring consequences…right? -Right. -Right. So, how foolish of me to forget. I am so sorry. Okay, lay ’em on me. Okay, first of all, uh, you stay away from carly. That’s easy. And the rest of my family. Including my grandson? Well, uh, michael’s his father. That’s his decision — what he wants to do with his son. And you and carly, of course, are going to back michael, whatever he decides. And I do believe we should not cross paths. Well, why don’t you give me a list of places that you think you’ll be, and I’ll just avoid them? Anything else? And I have the right to change the rules as I see fit. You weren’t wrong. What do you mean? About me finding out who you really are. Been quite the education. You know what? These — these rules make it easier for you. Oh. Yeah. Do you want me to thank you? No. No. I-I don’t need gratitude. I just want peace. Oh. Good luck finding it.

[ Chuckles ] Well, when I do, I’ll let you know so you can find it. But we’re not supposed to cross paths. Well, I can make an exception. So… okay, I think, uh, I covered it, so I’m going to let you get back to work. Wait. Mike left this in nixon falls. But it was never his. Sonny… it’s been yours all along.

Ava, I’m not going to have that conversation with you without sonny. Okay. I-I just thought, because you and I… we got along pretty well — right? — In sonny’s absence. I thought we could work together to lay the groundwork for a civilized conversation about the current arrangement. That’s all. I understand. Not without sonny. So, in spite of everything, you and sonny are as… committed as ever, huh? In spite of what exactly? Well, not what. Who. I’m not going to talk to you about this. Um, as for avery’s custody agreement, I am sure sonny will be happy to talk to you. So, if you don’t mind, you can go. Carly. Honestly, I didn’t come here only to talk to you about avery. I wanted to tell you how sorry I am about everything that’s happened — right? — What nina did to you and to sonny, to your family. It’s just — it’s deeply disturbing, isn’t it? I mean, the mark of a — a very troubled mind. To conceal a man from his family, to make them believe that he was dead while he’s off creating another life as a new person. But you’re friends with nina. Did you know what she was doing? Did you know that she knew sonny was alive? Were you keeping her secret? No! No, god, no! This is avery’s father we’re talking about. Nina would never tell me — she knows I wouldn’t keep that kind of secret. You better hope so, because if sonny found out, he would be very unhappy, and if you cross sonny, he’s the one who’s going to respond. Not mike from nixon falls. That’s my dad’s watch. Take it. Take it. I threw it away in nixon falls. I-I never — never thought I’d see it again. Why’d you throw it away in the first place? Because I felt it was holding me back from… taking that next step with…you, my life. Well, now your watch has come back to you. Where’d you get it? Well, phyllis actually found it. She was walking past one of lenny’s old fishing haunts. Lenny? Yeah. Maybe he had a hand in finding it. That watch was meant to be found. Is that what phyllis said? No, she actually said the opposite. She…didn’t know whether or not she should give it back to you. Why? Because she thought that maybe it would bring up some painful memories, but I figured you’d want it, so I told her to leave it here. Why didn’t you hold on to it? Sonny…

[ Sniffles ] …I don’t have claim to any part of you. Not even as mike. I never did. I didn’t come here to lay down the ground rules. I, uh — somebody said that I should forgive you.

[ Sniffles ] You’re kidding. Yeah. I mean, not… not forget. Forgive. Sonny? Do you forgive me? Not now. But I’m — I’m — I can’t rule it out.

[ Sniffles ] Hi, liv. Hey, leo. What brings you guys here? I hope everything’s okay. Just a — just a visit with his pediatrician. Good. Yeah. Mrs. Quartermaine. Leo. Dr. Diamond will see you now. Okay. Uh. Honey, why don’t you go with, uh, nurse caty for a second? I’m going to have a conversation with brook lynn. Okay, sweetheart? It’s okay. It’s okay, sweetie. It’s okay. Let’s go. Is everything okay? Well, I don’t know. Why don’t you tell me? You seem to be the expert on my son. You and — you and austin. Sorry. I didn’t mean for you to hear any of that, olivia. No, no. I don’t need an apology. I just would like an honest answer. Is that what austin’s been — been hinting about all this time? He thinks my son has autism? He does. I mean, you had a nice life in pautuck. You had a — what? — Medical practice. 500 people sponsored you in raising thousands for a local hospital. 505. What? Well, I did have the most sign-ups. And you sacrificed all that to try and force your way into a family that doesn’t want you. Yeah, I know. It must seem counterintuitive. And I did have a great life there.

[ Sighs ] So why give that up? The answer for me is simple. I don’t think I really could have enjoyed that life unless I tried to have this life. Nothing like that’s ever happened to you? You’ve never been in a situation where you had to weigh two things that you cared about and choose one over the other? Have you really been that lucky? Okay. Come on, come on, come on, come on.

[ Sighs ] It’s — it’s quitting time. We got — no, I can’T. I have a last-minute emergency. No, we — we got to do the brainstorming about how to get liesl home. Delayed. No, it can’t be delayed. She is in danger. She’s not just gonna get away from peter august. She’s alone. And anna devane is not going to make her a priority. Okay, scott, what — what are we supposed to do? Huh? Hire a mercenary? Well… that could be a little pricey. However, you know, what — what if we — we did come up with the money, you know?

[ Snaps fingers ] Like that? Who? Who? Who would we get? I mean, do you have any contacts, you know, with the black ops? What about your old daddy faison? Any of his cronies around?

[ Chuckles ] That’s funny. You know, I actually never thought of downloading his address book. Well, it wouldn’t work, anyway. We need someone closer to home, someone that is willing to plunge into danger, someone who is… stone cold. No. Yes. No. Yes. I’m not calling jason. Nothing kills lift and push and push! Thoctor aboutaustedo…it’s tim e to treat td. For smooth, luminous ski asking jason to find my mother is a terrible idea. I love liesl, and anna devane hates her. Now, listen, we got to pull out the big gun, and the big gun owes you. You don’t know the first thing about jason and me. Well, what — why — why don’t you enlighten me?

[ Scoffs ] We were two people who were on the run from some killers, okay? Yeah. Well, that happens every day. Look, we — we had some laughs. We dodged some bullets. That’s it. He doesn’t owe me anything, and I don’t know how to ask. Well, wait. Uh, whoa. Here you go. Let me script it for you. “Hey, jason…” f-forget it, scott!

[ Stammering ] Seriously. O-o-okay, I-I know you don’t want to go crawling to jason.

[ Scoffs ] You want to be dignified in the afternoon. You don’t want to look pathetic. But how are you going to feel if your mother never comes home? Are you going to say, “wow, at least I have my dignity”?!

[ Scoffs ]

[ Sighs ] Don’t overthink this, liv. Austin is clearly trying to divide and conquer. He wants our family to be confused and distracted so that we can’t present a united front against him. You think my son has autism? Look, I got the good doctor breaking confidentiality so I could bring it to britt. She’s getting the — the disciplinary board involved. He might even lose his medical license. There’s no way he’s gonna have time to fight for a piece of elq. He’ll be too busy fighting to stay a doctor. Yeah, yeah, I-I — I-I see what you’re doing. You do? I’ve just got one question for you — what is my son to you? A brother? Or just a means to an end?

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Ringing stops ] What’s up, boss? I know you’re not on the schedule tonight, but I need you to come in. What’s the medical emergency? I just need you to come in now. Uh, okay. Maybe next time we can help each other out. Maybe next time we can get that beer. You know, I wasn’t joking about boxer’s knuckles. As hard as you hit that thing, you need to be careful. Good luck. Thank you, jason. Good luck to you, too. Looks like it… took a beating when I threw it away. Yeah. Nothing a little cleaning and repair can’t fix.

[ Clears throat ] I just… don’t want to put it on. I don’t want to take it off. I — you know, ’cause my dad loved this watch, and he recognized it, you know, when he barely recognized anything, and I don’t know why I would throw it away. Now you have it back. It’s true, you know? In life, as in music, timing is everything. What do you mean? Well, phyllis walked past lenny’s old fishing haunt to rescue your watch, and you returned home on jason and carly’s wedding night just in time to stop. Carly. You’re right about one thing — timing is everything.

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Exhales sharply ] I was hoping that you and i could collaborate for avery’s benefit. I did not mean to start anything, honestly. I will tell sonny that you’d like to speak to him. Thank you. I-I-I’d like to see avery tomorrow. So maybe then the three of us could sit and — and talk about custody. Sure, should be easy. We’ve done this before. Well, yeah, you, me, and sonny, not you, me, and…mike. There’s no “mike.” Are you sure? It’s not like sonny has forgotten the life he led for all of those nine long months, right? All those experiences — they’re still with him. Just like all your experiences are still with you.

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ]

[ Box rattles ] Peppermint. Okay, I-I guess I was a little harsh. You called me “pathetic.”

H-hypothetically pathetic. If I don’t swallow my pride and ask for help from a guy who dumped me to marry his best friend. Well, that marriage didn’t make it to the break of day. Well, how does that make it better? Well, okay. Um, so, did your mother ever tell you about a little thing called


Schadenfreude? My german is schlecht. Mm-hmm. Well, yes. Mine’s intact.

[ Chuckles ] So, I-I have an idea. Mac scorpio — he’s been a gun for hire. Maybe he knows someone. No. Hell, maybe he’ll do the job himself. He hates peter august. No, no. Mac needs to stay with maxie.

[ Sighs ] I will think about talking to jason. Okay? But don’t get your hopes up. He’s got his own priorities. I doubt my problems are among them. Hey, jason, sonny’s not answering his cell. Is he with you? I-I haven’t seen him. Is everything okay?

[ Sighs ] I’m not sure. I just had a run-in with ava about avery. I don’t know. Maybe it’s nothing. Ah, it’s never nothing with ava. Yeah, that’s true.

[ Breathes deeply ] Anyway, don’t worry about it. I’ll talk to you later. Bye. Of course I’m doing this for leo, I love him. I’m sure you do. I’m also sure you wouldn’t think twice about exploiting him for your own gain. I’m only telling the truth. Okay? Austin violated hipaa rules when he told me leo might have autism. Now, he could say I misunderstood, and I will agree with him if he drops the lawsuit. Why would I care about any of this? You think my son is autistic! Austin doesn’t have the authority to make that kind of diagnosis. He barely even knows leo.

[ Breathes sharply ] Look, you might want to take him to see a pediatrician who specializes in this sort of thing, just to be absolutely sure. Oh, my god. I cannot believe we are having this conversation. I am so damn sick of you quartermaines always putting your company in front of your family! Olivia… dr. Gatlin-holt, thank you for coming in on such short notice. What’s the problem? You are. My office. It looks a little imbalanced. I tell you what — if you just switch the models’ pictures, I-it might look a little bit more balanced, yeah.

[ Knock on door ] Nina!

[ Whispering ] I’m in the middle of something.

[ Whispering ] Oh, you could say that again. You’ve been living a double life, haven’t you? Here you go. Thanks.

[ Door closes ] My chair. Yeah, I, uh, I put it in storage. And I, you know, I was using different one. You don’t like my chair? Just, you know, it didn’T… didn’t seem right. But now everything is, uh, back to the way that you left it. Mm, yeah. What’s, uh — what’s up? Something on your mind? Yeah, you and carly.

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mr. Corbin? Dr. Navarro. How is — how — how are they, um…? Come in and see for yourself. Looks like we’re good. Yeah? W-we as in both? Both me and the baby, brando. We’re all good. Shawn: Alexis.

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I’m just worried about nikolas. He told me that spencer was the one stalking ava. Spencer? Mm. Well, that explains how he got past security at wyndemere. It’s his home. It’s really taken its toll on nikolas. I can imagine. No one can blame spencer for acting out, really. I mean, nikolas wasn’T… always the best role model. He’s not perfect, but he’s also good. You know, he went up against cyrus renault in order to keep me safe at pentonville. He’s got a good heart. Which is a real trick when you’re brought up in the reptile cage that is my family. Sorry. For what? For going on about the cassadines. I-I doubt very much that you came here to talk about nikolas. I’m sneaking up on you. Why are you announcing it? ‘Cause after months of being stalked by my son, I figured you’d rather not be surprised.

[ Chuckles ] Fair point. Took your advice. Tried to find spencer. Ran into trina’s mom instead. What did she have to stay? Quite a lot. She’s a tough lady. She is, indeed. Never found spencer, though. Actually, you just missed him. H-he was here, spencer, looking for you. Phyllis! Hello, nina. Hi. Um… what are you doing here in port charles? I came to see, well…

[ Chuckles lightly ] Sonny. Still not used to that name. I returned some of his things, and I met his wife. I also wanted to see you. But you’re busy. Maybe I should come back some other time. Hey. Hi. Hold all my calls.

[ Receiver clatters ] Okay. Let me have it. Sonny: A lot has happened since nixon falls. Yes, it has. And some things never change. You and carly…

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, we’re a family. Believe it or not, I actually want carly to be happy. Do you? I do. Mm. I want nina to be happy, too. Good luck with that. Yeah, there seems to be an obstacle in my way. I’m looking at him. Oh, I was hoping jax would be in the office by now. What’s the nature of my call? Well, I was hoping to discuss aurora media and the future of crimson magazine. Can you just tell him to call me back as soon as he gets in the office? Thank you. Look, I know what you’re gonna say. That if I target nina, I’m gonna make her out to be the victim. I don’t care. Nina’s gonna pay.

You two feel about your birthing classes? Great. Why? Do I need to do something over? You could not have been better or more supportive. She’s right. No do-overs for you. All that’s left is a tour of the delivery room and the nursery. I-I mean, I know my way around a garage, but a delivery room? I…uh, the classes were great, but does anything really prepare you? This will actually help. Once you see the delivery room and get a feel for it, you’ll find it’s not nearly as intimidating as you might imagine. Plus, we get to see all those babies in the nursery. I’ll go and arrange it.

[ Sighs ] It’s really happening. There’s still time for you to bail.

[ Laughs ] Never. We are in this together. You, me, and the baby makes three. Gladys: Make that four. Actually, this thing between nikolas and spencer has got me thinking about me and tj. Well, you two are in a lot better shape than spencer and nikolas. Unless there’s something you’re not telling me. No, no, we’re good. Great, even. I am sorry nikolas is having a tough time with his son. But he and spencer have time to make it right. Mm. I lost a lot of years with tj I’ll never get back. Yeah, I know. But the only direction is to move forward, yes? Alright, so tell me — what’s going on with the hayden shooting? Any new leads? So, my son realized he has to atone for the harm he’s caused, especially the pain he caused you. I wouldn’t go that far. Okay. Spencer — he’s a cassadine, he has pride, but at least he wants to meet me halfway. Right? Ava? Well… spencer came out here again after I kicked him out. He must have been genuinely remorseful. A little remorseful? That was my hope, as well. Especially because trina was here. And no matter what spencer thinks of me, I know that he admires trina, and I was hoping that — that her opinion would still matter to him. But… but what? What happened? I know I have no right to say this, but, phyllis, I’ve… I’ve really missed you so much. I miss you, too. This is a nice office. Mm. Nice view. Well, when I have a chance to look at it. All the fashion and excitement. It must be so glamorous. It has its moments. It makes me wonder why you ever left. Well, phyllis, you know why I left. Because you were hurting. Jax, a man you loved and trusted, had kept your daughter’s identity from you, siding with the woman you blame for her death. And that betrayal broke my heart. To think that the little girl I took to her adoptive family all those years ago… met such a tragic ending. Yeah, when I met nelle, it was too late to raise her, but maybe I could have… helped her. I’ll never know. And you made sonny’s wife suffer in return. You felt she took away your daughter, so you took away her husband. How does that feel now? It doesn’t feel great.

[ Chuckling ] Phyllis, you know, revenge isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. It just ends up hurting you more. Well, then. If you know that, then maybe your time in nixon falls wasn’t a waste. No, it was not a waste. Despite everything, I wouldn’t trade my time in nixon falls for anything. The chance to get to know lenny and you. Not only us. You got to know… …someone else, too. Sonny: Nina made the choices she made. If she doesn’t like the way it turned out, then she only has to blame herself. Look, I am not defending nina or trying to justify what she did, sonny, but…

[ Sighs ] …You lived an entirely different life for the better part of a year. Mm-hmm. No corinthos organization, no territory to — to control or defend. No rival families. Mm-hmm. You were mike, and people cared about you and respected you not because you were sonny corinthos. I mean, how can you not be changed by that? I never said I wasn’T. My point is you have the power to be generous here, okay? Right. You can give nina the chance to come out of this better than she went in. I mean, can’t you find it in your heart to — to give her that chance? Why would I? Because you have your memory back. You have your wife and your family again. Yeah, the family that nina took from me. As I understand it, she gave you something, too — her heart. What would you do if you were me? Let nina get away with it? Let her sit in her office and hide in my hotel? Look, I understand you wanting nina to pay, but not if it costs you more than it costs her. Oh, it won’T. It won’T. Well, you — you don’t know that, carly. Nina was lying the whole time she was in nixon falls, keeping sonny’s existence a secret even from sonny. And what did that crazy bitch do when she came to town? She went to my grandson! Okay. So, why — why are you involving jax? Because I want nina to know what it feels like to lose something she loves, the way she took sonny from us.

Mom, you’re here. Why? Now, what kind of greeting is that fofofor the grandmother-to-be? You just happen to be at the hospital while sasha and i had our appointment? As a matter of fact, I had a follow-up. Making sure everything is okay with my wound. From when I took a bullet for you.

[ Chuckles ] You didn’t exactly throw yourself between me and a hail of gunfire. And — and how did you know where we were? Oh, you left your phone unlocked on the kitchen table. You should really be more careful with that. Yeah, you’re telling me. Gladys. Brando told me he sent you on a spa day. How was it?

[ Sighs ] A — a momentary respite from the horrors I experienced from jason and carly’s wedding. I mean, when I think that I might have been in that car with vincent novak when he and what’s-his-name were blown to smithereens, I can’t even — but you weren’T. But I could have been. Yeah, but you weren’T. And everything’s okay now, so… by “everything”… are you referring to cousin sonny? Rumor has it he’s alive. Is it true? Yes, ma. Sonny is alive and well. That’s wonderful. If only someone had called to tell me.

[ Chuckles ] That’s fine, though. Um… I’m sure everyone was so excited to see sonny that I was the last person on anyone’s mind.

[ Sighs ] All I can say is, though, hallelujah!

[ Chuckles ] Who says miracles don’t happen anymore? Well, we think our baby is a miracle. Oh, sure. Sure, sure. Yeah. But, um — but with sonny back at the wheel, brando doesn’t have to stay another minute in that garage. You can write your own ticket and ride it to the top, son. You haven’t heard a word I’ve said. About sonny or about me. You know, after we talked yesterday, you got me thinking about your uncle, victor cassadine, and how he was mixed up with crichton-clark. Now, jordan’s lead was a record-keeper. Drew could have also beenanother victim, since he was held captive at crichton-clark. Well, victor couldn’t have anything to do with hayden’s shooting, since he was already dead by then. So the cassadines couldn’t have been involved. Victor couldn’T. But what if we picked the wrong cassadine? Before I spoke to spencer, I left him alone with trina. I-I was hoping that she could talk some sense into him. Clearly, she didn’T.

[ Sighs ] Well, spencer doesn’t feel any remorse, because according to him, nobody got hurt. As if he didn’t cause sheer terror or use kiki’s memory against me or — or watch as I planned to leave the country without avery. It was all just harmless pranks to him. Unfortunately, I think I know where he gets that attitude. I wasn’t having any of it, of course. And I told him that his — his plan to break us up failed miserably. We’re back together. Still together. Better than ever. Yeah, that’s right. Because nothing he or anyone else can do will ever come between us. So, how did he take it? Mm… not well. Lenny was never one to leave photos on his camera. And I used to put together photo albums as a hobby, the old-fashioned way. You can keep those if you want them. No, no. Thank you, though. It’s just I have to find a way to forget about mike. Like he never existed, which… I guess he didn’T. Except we both know he did. Mike was real, nina. I don’t care what anyone says. Even sonny. It was mike, not sonny, who made lenny’s last days better, and all the days before that while he was with us at the tan-O. I knew who he really was the whole time, and I kept quiet. Initially, it was because I wanted to hurt carly. But then it was because I fell… well, there was a time between wanting to hurt sonny’s wife and falling in love with mike. Why not speak up then? Because m– s-sonny was so happy. You’re so kind. And I-I repaid that kindness by lying to you, and I am so sorry it cost you the tan-O. The tan-o! This place that you and lenny loved. You shared so much of your life there, and I am so sorry. And I told you after the fire, a building is just stuff. It’s people who matter. Yeah. I wish I could see the world the way you do. It’s just too late for me now. It’s never too late, nina. Isn’t mike’s li– sonny’s life proof of that?

[ Sighs ] Sonny: I can’t help nina. I gotta — I gotta focus on my life and my family. I was being honest when I said that I’m happy for you and carly, if for no other reason than it makes josslyn happy. You know, it was actually josslyn who led me back to nixon falls to find you. Josslyn? How does that happen? It seems that your pasta sauce is quite memorable. Uh, trina picked up some at the tan-o, she passed it on to josslyn, and josslyn said it tasted exactly like yours. And that’s what got me thinking. When I was shot… yeah? When I stopped the robbery in nixon falls, I thought I saw you right before they loaded me into the ambulance. Now, of course, I told myself that I was probably hallucinating. So, did — did, uh, you tell yourself that, or did nina tell you that? Look, the point is, when josslyn recognized the sauce, I-I-I just thought that it must have been you that I — that I saw. And you know the rest. Alright, well, remind me to give you a case of that pasta sauce. No, really… no, you don’t need to — no, no. Listen. You did find me. I owe you. And I always pay my debts. If you punish nina,it’s not gonna give you back all the time that you lost with sonny. Don’t you think I know that?

[ Chuckles ] And it’s — it’s not gonna make her lose anybody that she cares about. Well, that’s impossible, because nina doesn’t care about anyone but herself. And wiley. Do you think michael and willow will continue allowing nina to see wiley? Oh, even they can’t be that forgiving.

[ Scoffs ] Sonny doesn’t want me to go to war with nina. Carly, you have more important things to do. Yeah, I know. I need to sit down with sonny and tell him what we were feeling on our wedding day.

[ Sighs ] And I’m so afraid because I don’t want things to change between the three of us.

I told you once,I’ve told you a million times. I helped sonny with cyrus renault. That’s over. I’m out. I’m sorry, brando. Forgive me for only thinking of what’s best for you and your new family. If you want what’s best for me and my family, why would you want me anywhere near sonny’s world? What is so wrong with sonny’s world? You were just complaining about how in that world, you go to weddings in limos and you come home in little pieces. Please tell my son that I’ve come back from the spa refreshed and with a new attitude. If getting held at gunpoint by cyrus renault didn’t change your attitude, why would a massage and facial?

[ Scoffs ] Fine. Believe whatever you want, but I’m actually glad my son is no longer part of that violent world. If you really mean that, mom — of course I mean it! Then why are you pressuring me into working with sonny? Because he also has legitimate businesses. Lucrative ones. Well, everybody drinks coffee. And there’s that resort island, right? I-I think that’s still his. You — you can do better than the garage! But I like the garage. Like more. Like better. And remember, sonny owes you for all the time you were helping keep his family together at risk to your own life. That’s not even remotely true. And has dear, un-departed cousin sonny even bothered to say thank you? Okay, sasha, would you excuse us, please? Go right ahead. Come on, ma, let’s go. Good. Now we can talk. No, ma. I will talk. You will listen. What do you mean, the wrong cassadine? We both agree your family fingerprints are all over this. Yeah. I mean, as much as I’d like it to be victor, he was blown to bits. And the cassadines are resilient. However, an explosion like that, even for a cassadine, that might be hard to resurrect from. Well, victor’s not the only cassadine who’s made a return trip from the great beyond. So has nikolas. Nikolas: I’ll talk to spencer. Maybe I’ll even ask him to come home. If I can be the father that he needs, maybe he can be the man he’s meant to be. Don’t forget about the little pyromaniac that torched my car. Allegedly at his behest. You’re not buying it? Well, whether it was spencer’s idea or not, esme went through with it. And she left kiki’s I.D. Badge, which is just sadistic. I won’t argue with you there. Spencer is clearly under her spell. It’S…first love, first lust. He’ll outgrow it, and when he grows up a little and he sees what real love is — the kind we have — maybe he’ll stop fighting us. I hope so. Someday. The way I see it, if spencer can make the effort to see me, I can go to him. I’ll try to meet him halfway. Oh, you — uh, you might want to talk to a lawyer first. Why do I need a lawyer? You don’T. But spencer does. I always knew that it was gonna blow up in my face. I did. How could it not?

[ Chuckles ] And now, despite my many machinations, sonny’s back with carly as if nothing happened. As if we never happened. Maybe that’s my penance, phyllis. Sonny — he gets to move on, he gets to leave what we had in nixon falls behind. And me, I get to… stand in this beautiful office with this beautiful view and remember everything. Nobody’s asking you to forget, nina. If your time with mike really meant something, if it helped you heal the wounds that took you to nixon falls in the first place, don’t you owe it to him to honor that? To leave sonny to enjoy the life he’s chosen? When I saw mike today… …I didn’t give him everything. I’ve got something else that belongs to him.

[ Gasps ] Before the fire, before I got my memory back, we were talking at the overlook, and I had thrown my father’s watch in the river to forget my past. Yeah, I remember trying to warn you. Yeah. Thing about the past, you can run from it, you can even hide for a little while, but eventually, it always catches up with you. For once, I should have listened to you. Yeah, maybe. But I figured, you know, you had to find out your own way. Well, now I know you were just looking out for her. And that’s exactly what I’m doing now, sonny. If you ever had feelings for nina, recognize the good in her, despite the wrong she did. Find a way to let go of your anger and — and just walk away. Carly: Do you think he’ll understand?

[ Sighs ] I mean, he’s your husband. He’s my best friend. I know. But it would be one thing if we were getting married to save the business, but by the time we said our wedding vows, it was more. I mean, sonny knows we thought he was dead. I mean, I think — I think he’s gonna understand.

[ Voice breaking ] We were without him for nine months. And he was without us, and… I mean, he didn’t even remember us, you know? So what if the person that sonny became — what if this man, this bartender, mike — what if it’s changed sonny? It doesn’t seem like he’s changed. Maybe “changed” is the wrong word. You know, I just, um… sonny has these experiences that I — I don’t share. I don’t know anything about them. It’s just one more thing that nina took from me — the certainty of who my husband is. Carly, nine months is a long time. There’s gonna be gaps. You’re gonna feel awkward sometimes. Okay? But the only way past it is to go through it. Ugh! You have to face it and deal with it. Jason. I know. But just start new memories together. Yeah. Okay. I mean, we talked a lot last night. W-we were talking a lot last night, and — and I asked him, “why didn’t you tell me that nina knew you were in nixon falls?” And he’s like, “I just didn’t want you going after her and doing all that stuff.” And I have to say that when I woke up this morning, revenge was the furthest thing from my mind. Was it? Yes, because sonny’s alive. And he’s my husband, and I love him.

I saw sonny today, and he thanked me for looking out for his family. He also offered me a job.

[ Laughs ] Why didn’t you say so?!

[ Gasps ] When do you start? I don’t! I’m glad that sonny is back with carly and their family. But I got a family of my own now, and I made it clear to him and I made it clear to sasha that I want to find my own way without help from sonny. In the garage he gave you. That is payment for keeping dev’s secret. A secret that you blew when you told cyrus renault. When are you gonna stop throwing that in my face? Dev was like a grandson to me. I know, I know. Hey. You got a new grandchild on the way. But am I even gonna be part of that child’s life? You keep pushing me away. Is there a place for me in your new family or not? Knock it off, ma. I love you. I always will. But I know who you are, and I know how you operate. You want to keep picking at sonny and pissing him off? Be my guest. But I’m not gonna have any part of that. Are we clear? Excuse me, mr. Corbin. If you and sasha are ready for that tour… yes, we’re more than ready. We’re finished here, right, mom? You think I’m wrong about nikolas? I don’t like that you think nikolas had anything to do with it at all.

[ Sighs ] And what I like even less is that I’m not dismissing the possibility. Why do you suspect nikolas? After I saw you yesterday, I spoke with jax. You may recall when he and hayden returned to port charles and they both worked with nikolas. I remember. And I’m also sure you remember that years prior, nikolas and hayden were married. Yes, I know. And e-everyone knows that they didn’t really get along, but they were working together to bring valentin down. You know, enemies of my enemies. They were. Until she disappeared without a trace. Why do you think nikolas had anything to do with hayden’s disappearance? I didn’t say that. Nikolas did. You had my son arrested?! Spencer left me with no other choice. He made it very clear that he would not stop until we were broken up. And I-I can’t take any chances, not when avery’s involved. But you were the one that said we could find a way to forgive. Well, spencer and you. I didn’t say anything about me. We are the adults. We can be the bigger people. I tried that. I did. I-I wanted to forgive spencer. But there is another side of that coin — repentance! And he didn’t just terrorize me. He brought my little girl into it. He never would have hurt avery. Maybe not intentionally, but he could have pulled some stunt and she could have ended up collateral damage. Spencer needs to learn there are consequences for his actions! You are right, and I failed him in that concern. So you keep saying. Now is the time to do something about it. Like putting him behind bars? Well, the only reason I did that, to be perfectly blunt — I need him to learn to not mess with me. Yeah. I-I can respect that. You can? You’re not mad? I don’t love it. But I get it. Well! Thank you. At the same time, alexis convinced me to be a better father to my son, to make a difference in his life. The sooner, the better. Uh-huh. But how am I supposed to do that when my son is behind bars? Phyllis: I found it on the river walk near lenny’s favorite fishing spot. The watch! Sonny’s one link to his past. That’s why he tossed it away. He was saying goodbye to whoever he was and wherever he came from. All that mattered was his future with you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Well, for what it’s worth, at least in that moment, he chose me. Even though I didn’t deserve it. Sonny: Nina’s the one who can’t let go. Truth is, she shouldn’t have come to port charles. She should’ve stayed in nixon falls and started a new life. Like you did? Well, like I did, but my life’s here. The one that nina tried to take from me. I am not trying to ask you to forget what nina did. Okay, but you have your life back now. So whatever — whatever happened between you and nina, the good and the bad, leave it in nixon falls where it belongs. Appreciate it. Okay. I’m happy for you.

[ Sighs ] And for sonny. Hey, look, you guys — you guys should be together. And now that you are, all the more reason to put nina behind you. Oh. I don’t know how to do that.

[ Scoffs ] I keep… I keep watching sonny and I keep thinking, is the sonny that came back the sonny that I’ve always known? Is it my sonny? Carly, it’s — it’s sonny. For nine months, we thought he was dead. You thought you were gonna spend the rest of your life without him, and now he’s home. Whatever happened in nixon falls, it doesn’t matter. Now you sound like sonny.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Sighs, sniffles ] Jax, I’ve been waiting to hear from you.

[ Babies fussing ] You know, dr. Navarro was right. After seeing the delivery room, I think we can do this. Famous last words from the father.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] Hey. I honor and respect you for doing all the hard work, and I just want you to know I’m gonna be right there to support you. And on the bright side, after it’s all over, we get one of those. Yeah. Makes it all worthwhile, doesn’t it? Sure does. When jax confronted him, nikolas admitted he turned up the heat on hayden to force her to leave town. That doesn’t mean nikolas was responsible for hayden’s shooting years before. True, and the fact that they worked together after means either she didn’t know or she figured somehow to forgive him. Okay, let me play devil’s advocate. How does any of this connect nikolas to all of the insanity that went down at crichton-clark? Maybe it doesn’T. Alright? Maybe he was only involved in hayden’s shooting. Or maybe none of it. Look, all I have are pieces that may or may not fit together. Jax said you would want to hear the truth. Now I’ve told you. Who else are you gonna share your suspicions with? That depends on you. You have been an incredible friend to me. You and your family are a big reason I’m walking around. It was our pleasure. I care about you, my friend. And I owe you big time. So… you just say the word, and I’ll drop this whole thing. How do you guide spencer while he’s in jail? Well, you go and visit him. It’s not like he can go anywhere. And once I get there? The only way to reach spencer is to show him that he can’t escape what he’s done. So, please, under no circumstances, nikolas, can you — I-I won’T. I won’t bail him out. And don’t let that esme bail him out either. He needs to just sit there. He needs to reach rock bottom. You know, that’s the only way you’ll be able to reach a meaningful hand out to help him. Tough love. Yeah. Spencer needs to realize… that he needs you, he needs your love. He needs his father. Until he realizes that, this cycle is just gonna keep going, and you can’t let it. That cannot happen. For spencer’s sake — for ours — it’s got to stop. Now. Yes, jax, I wanted to talk to you about crimson. Never mind. Um, you know what? You can run your business without my two cents. No, no, no, I’m open to input, in the spirit of mutual cooperation. It — it was an idea. Okay? It was just an idea I had, but it was a bad idea. Did you just admit to having a bad idea? Yes, jax, I did. Okay? Goodbye. Nina’s off limits — for now. Why didn ‘t you give sonny backhis watch when you saw him? I thought it might bring back too many painful memories. Maybe I should have left it where he dropped it. Listen, you always make the right decisions. It’s frustrating.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll make sure he gets it.

What did you say to your mother? Oh, I just established some ground rules. I think this time she got the message. Ah! Oh! Oh, look at that one! He’s as bald as a basketball.

[ Laughs ] Oh. How likely do you think it is that nikolas had hayden shot?

[ Sighs ] That likely, huh? If I’m right, is that something you think you can live with knowing? I’ve spent my whole life and — and a career, when I still had one, seeking justice. A terrible injustice was done to you, and you deserve justice. And it would be hypocritical of me to not let you get that. No matter where it leads? No matter where it leads. Nikolas: I know you’re right. Spencer — he has to own his mistakes. Otherwise, he will never learn, he’ll never change, and he has to change. If spencer learns his lesson — no matter how painful it is — he has the chance to walk out of that jail a better man. A man more like his father. Alexis: Think about what I said.

I believe in you.

[ Sighs ] Oh. You made the right decision. Doesn’t feel like it. Well, because you’re not used to it. I’m not used to making the right decisions? No, you’re not used to letting things go. Because it goes against every instinct I have. What kind of message am I sending nina by letting her get away with this, I mean, what she did to my family? I think nina knows that you’re not okay with this. If nina stays the hell away from me and my family, then maybe we can avoid a war. I’ll leave you two to talk. Remember the mike in you. Be kind.

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alexis: How you doing? Shouldn’t that be my line? Ava stopped here on the way out of town. Sorry. You’re probably heartbroken, huh? Ava didn’t leave town. We’re back together. Oh, that’s good, isn’t it? Got my wife back, but I lost my son in the process. Esme. What’s wrong? Something happen with spencer? Esme: Spence is okay. As okay as he can be, considering he just lost his father and his best friends. Spencer: What are you doing here? Visiting my friend. Better question is, what are you doing here? I’m looking for my father. He isn’t home. My mistake. So you admit you make them. When it comes to my dad, yeah. But not when it comes to me. No. How can you say that to ava after everything you’ve done to her? It’s more complicated than that. It’s really not. Forget it. I’m out of here. Trina, wait. It’s good to see you, sonny. It’s good to be back. Yeah, when I heard the news… something else, right?

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles ] You, uh — you were definitely missed. Thanks. Listen, jason told me about the situation with renault. Yeah, just another day at the office. But in all seriousness, I was glad to help the family. Family is everything. It’s about to get bigger. How’s that? I’m gonna be a father.

[ Laughs ]

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Knock on door ] Yeah, come in. Good news. Hey. Okay, tell me. This study shows the cross-promotion not only boosted deception sales, but also crimson circulation. Oh, that’s great news. Yeah, I guess I should have said great news. Alright. You didn’t have to deliver this yourself

and in person, so…what’s up? There is something I need to say to you. Are you ready for some radical honesty? I am if you are. So what do you want to be so honest about? Jason. Thanks for meeting me. Absolutely. I assume this is about hayden. How’s the investigation going? I’ve hit some roadblocks. Yeah, I heard that her mother was murdered right after you and sam spoke with her, right? It can’t be a coincidence. Okay, so how does this circle back to me?

I want to congratulate you and sasha. Happy for you. Brando: Thanks. Starting a family is a big deal. Yeah, yeah, I’m getting that sense. So you’re gonna need a job, you know, a good salary. I can work out something at the warehouse if you want. Thanks, sonny, really. But I’m — I’m out of the business. You are? Yeah. Sasha and I just want a quiet life with our baby. I’m a little surprised. I mean, you were so intent on being part of the organization. Is sasha pressuring you to leave? I was shocked when I heard you’d known that sonny was alive for months. Yeah, I’m sure you were. Watching that family grieve, especially michael — I know what I did was unforgivable, and you can tell me what you think of me. Go ahead. I can take it. Here, let me get you started. You think that I was cruel, that I was unfeeling? I think that you were in pain. And I think that you made a mistake, one that you will regret for the rest of your life. I wish I didn’t, but I know what that feels like. Cameron: Spencer’s dad cut him off. Emotionally and financially. Oh. Well, I guess that’s not too surprising, but still… it’s awful. So where are you guys staying? Nowhere at the moment. Well, I’m sure you two will figure it out. You and spencer are nothing if not resourceful. Cameron: Joss. No. I deserved that. Can I ask you something? Sure. Why are you here? You made it pretty clear that you blame us for sonny confronting nikolas, which I think is pretty funny considering you’re the one who told sonny nikolas was taking off with avery. I’m sorry. For which part? All of it. But try and put yourself in my position. Seeing my boyfriend in so much pain, it was torture, so I lashed out at you. And I shouldn’t have. Cameron’s been great talking me down. Yeah, well, that’s cameron. He’s pretty great. He said he could forgive me and spence. What about you? Alexis: What’s wrong with spencer? It’s not the stalker, is it? Spencer is the stalker. No. Yes. Are you sure? He admitted it. Wow. I thought you were wrong. Guess it was me who was wrong. Spencer? I still can’t understand how my son was capable of such cruelty. He’s different, alexis. Colder. I wonder why. Maybe it’s because of you. Spencer: Can we go somewhere and talk? I have no interest in going anywhere with you. Then would you mind, please, giving us some privacy? It depends. Trina, would you like privacy? I guess I’ll hear him out. Okay. I have a phone call to make. I won’t be far. Holler if you need me. Thanks, ava. Do you want to sit? No. What did ava say to you to make you so angry? Ava didn’t say anything to me, spencer. You’re the one that makes me angry. But I thought that we might be on better terms after my apology. You call that an apology? Nuh-unh. You’re gonna have to up your game. I’m not implying you had anything to do with naomi’s murder. Well, I’m glad I’m not on the suspect list. I just found myself stuck, trying to figure out who shot hayden, so I’m reviewing everything I know so far. Hoping something gets you unstuck. Exactly. Well, I’m at your disposal. Okay. So when sam and i spoke to you last, you said we should talk to nikolas cassadine. I remember. Was he no help? Nikolas claimed he had nothing to add. You think he’s lying? If there’s a link between naomi dreyfus’ murder and drew’s disappearance, then sam’s investigation just got a bit more dangerous. Well, I can see why that might concern you. This somehow leads back to the cassadines. It always does. So we need to figure out how before even more people get killed. Let’s just say someone just recently reminded me what the cassadines are capable of. Everything I said to you that day at the hospital, it was a bunch of crap. I just wanted you to let go. Of jason? Yeah. I mean, for your own sake. And I knew jason wouldn’t do it, so I had to. What — what are you… so you lied? Yeah.

So you and jason don’t love each other. Of course we love each other, but that’s not why we got married. It was a business situation. Carly, do you think I’m stupid? No. Jason was on the run. You went to some business meeting because you had to fill in for him, and then he went back and saved your life. I was there in the room taking a bullet out of his side. Of course this was about the business. And then it became about more. Jason and I thought sonny was dead, obviously, so if we were going to be married, we wanted it to be real. Real? Wha– real. All the bells and whistles. A true husband and wife. And… we were happy. Well, this is gonna sound snarky, but I actually mean it. It must have been hard when sonny came home. But he is home, and that’s all that matters. Jason and i are processing, but we both know what we want. Which is? For things to go back to the way they were. . If part of going back is… trying to make things okay with me and jason, I’m sorry, that’s not gonna happen. It was sasha who was concerned about the danger, but we’re a team, so I couldn’t just ignore it. And let’s be real, it’s not like she was wrong. No, she’s — yeah, I get it. So in the end, we came to a decision together. And now my focus is on making the garage a success. You’re gonna be great. Life’s crazy, isn’t it? And all the — all the twists and turns. You know, if you would’ve asked me a few months ago what I thought it would be like… it wouldn’t be this? No.

[ Laughs ] Not then. Unh-unh. But now… the idea of putting in an honest day’s work and coming home to the people I love… yeah, it just feels right. There are perks to the simple life. Yeah, but it’s not for everyone. I mean, take you, for instance. Your life is anything but simple. Thank you for being so kind. I don’t deserve it, but… it means the world. Well, now that I am about to be a mom, it’s really sunk in, you know? How horribly wrong I was to pretend to be your daughter. If this child was taken from me somehow, I can’t even imagine. But you can, and that is because of me, and I am so sorry, nina. You are gonna be a fantastic mother. I hope so. I know so.

[ Chuckles ] Well, if that is true, then it is in large part because of you. It may not have been real, but you showed me what it looked like to be a kind and loving mother. And even after you knew what I had done, when you should have despised me, you still showed me compassion. Nina, I — I mean it. If it was not for you and carly, I might still be on drugs right now. No, I don’t know about that. Carly was the one who sat me down and gave it to me straight, and then you reached out and you really cared, and that changed everything for me. Maybe you and carly aren’t as far apart as you think. Maybe we weren’t then, but… we certainly are now. You got to remember, I wasn’t living in port charles when hayden was shot. I’m actually more interested of your impression of hayden and nikolas when you three were working together right before she disappeared. Impression of their relationship? Oh, it was contentious, to say the least. But nikolas was in a bad place back then. You know, he was completely unpredictable. I mean, the fact that he scared hayden so badly that she left town? Oh, hold on. Nikolas was the reason hayden left town? Sorry, this is my fault? Of course it is. And you know that, which is why you came here to talk to your aunt alexis because you know that I’ll tell you how it is. And how is it, alexis? Nikolas, you let your son believe you were dead. I mean, I get that you you wanted the cassadine fortune, but that can’t trump your relationship with your own son. You hurt him. Yeah, and he hurt me right back. Spencer was always into pranks, but this one really is on a whole new level. Yeah, you think? Does he know the gravity of what he’s done?

[ Scoffs ] Something ava said stuck with me. You know, we’re not even sure if spencer’s sorry for the acts or just sorry that they didn’t work. I know the pain of feeling like you’ve failed your kid, but you haven’T. Y-you guys will work it out. I don’t want to work it out. No, spencer’s gone from my life because I threw him out. That’s the worst thing you could have done. Cameron, spencer, and i have been friends basically our whole lives. That’s really beautiful. Yeah. So if spencer is truly sorry for what he’s done to everybody, then, yes, I will find a way to forgive him. Life’s too short. That’s all I ask. So are you okay after talking to nina? It was intense, and I’ll fill you in later. Hmm. Talk now. I’m headed inside to grab a coffee anyways. Thank you again.

[ Whispering ] I owe you one. Yeah, it’s no problem.

[ Scoffs ] Wow. Yeah. That girl will say or do anything, won’t she? What? Her whole contrite act, crying on your shoulder out here? I mean, did she really think we’d buy it? You don’t? I’m bad at apologizing. I guess I haven’t done it much in my life. And that’s a start. But you can’t just say you’re bad at something. You actually have to get better. I told you I deserved whatever you threw at me. That’s not the same as actually saying, “I’m sorry.” I am sorry. For what? That I took it this far. And that I let you get caught up in it. You could have stopped when you saw me at the gallery. Trina, the sprinklers were already set to go off. Then you could have taken off your stupid mask. Do you know how scared I was? I thought you were gonna hurt me or worse. So it’s pretty obvious that at no point in your plan did you think of anyone else besides yourself. That’s not true. Sure, it is. There are so many ways you could have played it. You didn’t want me to see your face, fine. Then you could have told me I wasn’t in any danger, but you didn’t because you didn’t care because I was nobody to you.

[ Chuckles ] No. No, you are not nobody.

On is only 18. He comes upwith this elaborate plan to terrorize ava, first in hiding, not telling me he’s back in port charles, but then face-to-face, alexis, unrelenting, even when he saw all of the pain he was causing. He is a true cassadine. Which is exactly why he needs his father right now. What he did is unconscionable. What do you call what you did? I know this is hard for you to hear, but he’s acting just like you, and slamming the door in his face isn’t a solution. He needs guidance, not abandonment. This is no time for you to be turning your back on him. You are the opposite of nobody. I knew that the moment I laid eyes on you. You mean right before you covered me in fake blood? It was the way you stood up to me. You got in my face, whipped out that pepper spray without flinching, even though you knew it was empty. I’m so glad my terror is a fond memory for you. And then after that, you — the way that you bounced back, trina, you refused to let me ruin your night, and I thought that that was so cool. It proved to me that you were someone worth knowing. Or maybe somebody that could cover up for you in case I figured out who you really were. I’m sorry I lied. About everything. No, not everything. I wasn’t lying when I told you that guy at the gallery was a jerk. And I wasn’t lying when I said that it never should have happened to you. Tell me you believe me. Believe what? That you’re even capable of telling the truth? All I’m saying is that esme seemed genuinely upset when I spoke to her earlier. Esme can se you don’t think she cares for spencer? If she did, then why did she try to turn him against us and put his father in danger by lying to sonny? She apologized for that, and by the way, she didn’t lie. No? No. No, she thought that avery was going with nikolas and ava. And why wouldn’t she? Avery is ava’s daughter. You really believe her? Why would she bother coming up with a cover story? Spencer’s obviously crazy for her. She doesn’t need our seal of approval. I don’t know, I just — I — I get this vibe from her and I don’t like it. I think she’s using spencer. For what? He’s richer than god, cam. So is esme. How do we know that? Because she said so? Cam, think about it. I mean, what do we actually know about her? Okay, say that you’re right. Esme’s after the money. Now that spencer’s cut off from his father, shouldn’t she be getting the hell out of here and dumping him? Why is she still in port charles? Esme: Hello? This is she. Really, I got the internship at spring ridge? Thank you so much. I can’t wait to get started. Jax: You didn’t know? Hayden ran because she thought that valentin was after her, but it was actually nikolas that wanted her gone. I’m surprised that elizabeth didn’t mention that. Although hayden disappeared years after she was shot. I mean, who knows if the two incidents are connected. Yeah, but if they are, this could get complicated. How? You think alexis would be okay with me investigating her nephew? She’s the reason I’m out of prison, jax. I owe her everything. Alexis, of all people, would want to know the truth. Thanks for your time. No problem. Jason’s an amazing guy. He’s the best. And the time I spent with him was wonderful. And you don’t want that back? No. Look, I’m sorry for what happened to you, and I’m sorry for jason and what happened with almost getting married and then sonny, and… I mean, that’s super complicated. But for me, it was a blessing. Losing jason was a blessing? Yeah, because if I had actually let myself fall for him and then realized that you were always gonna come first, and I do mean always, I would have lost my mind.

No one knows how wrong I was more than I do, but carly thinks it was only about revenge, and it wasn’T. I mean, the initial phone call when I tried to tell her about sonny — yes, I gave into a bad impulse at the moment, but I fully intended to pick up the phone the next day and tell her about him. Why didn’t you? Because it — it — it just — it quickly became less about carly and more about this — this place, nixon falls, and how happy sonny was. I created this whole new world and I just got swept up in it, you know? And it didn’t have anything to do with carly. Yes, I felt bad about keeping the secret, but I wasn’t doing it to get back at her. It’s just really hard to explain. No, I think I understand. You were really happy there, weren’t you? Sonny: [ Laughs ] Oh. I was.

[ Chuckles ] What? It’s just really hard to imagine sonny as a bartender. Yeah, well, he was just a lot different without the weight of being in the mob on his shoulders. In what way? Just lighter. More joyful. More at peace. Let’s hope that brando feels the same way. I respect your determination to make it on your own. My own? That’s a stretch. I only have the garage because of you. Oh, you definitely earned it. So I may not need a job, but, um… I could use some pointers in the dad department. I always knew you were a good one, but seeing how your family tried to move on, how big a hole you left when you were gone, that… you know, that really drove it home for me. You’re irreplaceable. Thank you. And you’re gonna be. Look, parenting isn’t something you can prepare for. I mean, you can read all the books you want on sleep and everything, but the way to do it… is to do it. On-the-job training.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Exactly. That’s not intimidating or anything. And you already know what the most important thing is. What’s that? There’s nothing more important than family. So what happened when you talked to nina? It was awful. But I said what I wanted to say. So there’s that. Well, I’m proud of you. Thank you. Listen, I know that you want to get off the subject of spencer and esme — trust me, so do I — but esme is seriously sounding alarm bells off for me right now. Yeah, I’m kind of getting that. Look, I know that spencer is capable of some ridiculous crap, but sending that bear to avery and torching ava’s car, I mean, it’s just — it’s next level. Well, spencer’s dad made him believe that he was dead. Maybe spencer was just that angry. Or esme took it upon herself to raise the stakes and now spencer is being forced to cover for her. I am capable of telling the truth. I truly want you to forgive me. Why do you even care? Because I care what you think, trina. I care about you. Convenient timing, now that everyone hates you. The timing may be suspect, but it’s still the truth. I was hoping — I still am — to be your friend. Because you’re mine. You’re the only friend I’ve ever made who didn’t know me as spencer the cassadine heir or spencer the orphan, spencer the atm. Or spencer the jerk? Yeah, that too. I am sorry I manipulated you, and I am even more sorry that I hurt you. Please believe me. How? How can I believe anything you say, ever? Is everything alright? Uh, I have to go. I’ll take the launch break with you. No, I’d rather go alone. Finally… I have you all to myself. It’s so much more civil to look your enemy straight in the eye. Don’t you agree?

Well, I’m glad to hear that brando’s out of the family business now that you two are about to become parents. I mean, you’re gonna have a baby, look at you. Can you believe it? No. So how are you feeling? I’m okay. I — my blood pressure was high, so I was on bed rest for a while. Oh, no. It’s better now, though, so I can finally leave the house. That must feel nice. Oh, yeah. Turns out I am not meant for lounging around all day. Mnh-mnh. So how is brando? How are things on that front? Everything’s great. Yeah? Yay!

[ Knock on door ] Well, look who it is. Wow. Your ears must have been burning. We were just talking about you. Oh, all good things, I hope. Only the best. Ah, from perks. Extra spinach, no ginger. Thank you. So sweet. I remember that you like ginger. I do. Baby doesn’T. Yes, of course. So what have you been up to? Um…I went to see sonny. I mean, look at the number you did on sam and elizabeth. Okay, there’s two sides to that story. Sure, elizabeth moved on, but I’ve heard enough hospital gossip, not to mention seeing it with my own eyes. She still carries a torch for him. Not that that will ever happen for her because you are his top priority. Look, if you think you’re selling me on the fact that you don’t want him… and if you think you’re selling me on being all magnanimous here, gifting jason back to me, please. And you know what that tells me? What? You still think you’re in control of jason’s life. “In control”? No, but I am a part of jason’s life, and I will not step aside, and accepting me is the price of admission. But isn’t he worth the price of admission? No. Coming in second doesn’t work for me. Britt, I get it. I really get it. And it’s your life, it’s your choice. Jason’s a hard habit to break. Not for me. Mr. Corinthos, hello. Dr. Westbourne. Yeah, okay. Hi. Hey. What’s going on? So how was your talk with phyllis? It was good. I’m lucky to have her as a friend, and hope you don’t mind, but I told her she could stay at the metro court. Of course. Oh, of course. But sadly, our bartender can’t compare it to tan-o’S.

[ Both laugh ] Alexis: Do better. Be better, nikolas, for your son. If I’m such a terrible role model, maybe spencer is better off without me. Stop whining. No, he said it himself. He did all these terrible things because he loved me. Isn’t that what you said to him when you played dead all those years? You did it for spencer? It’s the cassadine way. No. The cassadine way is to discard those that don’t fall in line. Fight for your kid. You’ve made some horrible decisions, nikolas, but you are a good man. So you stay in there and you teach your son to be a good man, too. Don’t let him down. I never said you were my enemy. You didn’t have to say it. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “actions speak louder than words.” And yours were deafening. But ultimately, they failed. I’m still here. And you don’t have to like me, spencer, but you do have to hear me when I say that this is over. There will be no more attacks. There will be no more scare tactics. Never again. It’s not like anyone got hurt. I was trying to teach you a lesson. “It’s not like anybody got hurt”? You don’t think being separated from my child hurt? You don’t think planning to leave her behind hurt? You fired the first shot when you refused to testify against valentin. You chose your face over my father. As we discussed, that was wrong, but it does not give you the right to terrorize me. I’m sorry I took it this far, okay? How novel. But I am not sorry that I went after you. And we’re back. You’re bad for my father, ava. And that’s just a fact. Your father disagrees with you. I am his wife, and I’m not going anywhere. And if you ever come after me or my daughter again, there will be hell to pay — a hell unlike anything you have ever witnessed. You got me?

Alrighty. I got to go back to work. Okay. May I just add one thing? You said it yourself, you’ve known spencer since… forever. Yeah. Is it possible that you want to push the blame on esme because you don’t want to blame a friend? Mm… possible, but highly doubtful. I’ll see you later? Count on it. Bye. You’re really lucky to have cameron. He’s an amazing guy. Yeah, he is. Esme, what do you want? I want spence to be happy. That’s it? That’s it. And to be happy, he needs his friends. Cameron seems ready to put all this behind us. I’m hoping you can do the same. I already told you that I’m not giving up on spencer. Just on me. Look… I may not be your favorite person, but spence and i are a package deal. Cameron accepts that. You’d be wise to do that, too. What is that supposed to mean? Just that I’d hate for you to be left behind. Hi, trina. Mm. What was that? Nothing good. I’m not intimidated by you, ava, and I will not let you poison my father against me. Your father’s relationship with you is up to him. As for me, nikolas knows that I will deal with you directly. And how are you gonna do that? Mrs. Cassadine, your housekeeper let us in. Excuse me, what are you guys doing? You can’t just waltz in here. I called them. You called the police to have me thrown out? Oh, no, don’t be silly. I called the police to have you arrested. What? Harassment, criminal mischief, breaking and entering. You’re about to face the consequences of what you’ve done. I don’t want to interrupt. That’s okay, I have to get going anyway. Think about what I said. I believe in you. Was it weird bringing up sonny in front of nina? It’s bound to happen. I just hope my friendship with nina doesn’t cause problems for you with your family. I can handle my family.

[ Sighs ] Good answer.

[ Both chuckle ] Hey, can I get a sip of that? Are you crazy? It’s all mine.

[ Laughs ]

[ Clears throat ] So brando asked my advice on fatherhood. Well, I’m not surprised. You are one of the best. One of the? Yes, of course I have to include michael in that.

[ Laughs ] Oh, yeah.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, I have a meeting. I forgot. It — it won’t take very long. Will you wait for me here? Oh, I’d wait for you anywhere. I’ll be back. Jax. Sonny, welcome home. Miss me? Well, josslyn did. Well, since you’re here, uh… we got a lot to chat about.

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[ Sighs ] This never gets old. The coffee? Or this? Mm. Don’t make me choose. In fact, let’s stay home and shut the world out today — all day. What world? It’s just you and me. Excuse me, uh, mr. Corinthos. Someone is at the gate to see you, sir. Hey. Hey. Welcome back. Thank you. It’s been quite the homecoming. Listen, any word on liesl? No, not even a whisper. Seems my mother has disappeared into thin air. I am so sorry, britt. I can’t help but feel responsible. You called my mother and got her involved in a scheme to kill peter, which I’m sure wasn’t a hard sell. Well, at the moment, it felt like it was the only way to protect maxie and james. If that’s all you were doing, I’d be on-board. But we both know that S.O.S. Call was also to protect yourself. Well, I like our new tradition of weekly breakfast check-ins. Me, too. The food in the dining hall is blah, and I’m already tired of takeout.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I’m happy to contribute to your healthy eating habits.

[ Both chuckle ] So, tell me about your classes. Oh. And, oh, tell me how it is working at ava’s gallery without ava. Uh, turns out, ava’s not leaving. Since when? I’m pretty sure she’s staying here and staying married. Trina, you know you can’t drop that kind of bomb on me and play coy.

[ Chuckles ] What happened to ava’s stalker? Thanks to me, the stalker’s been unmasked. Mm. Well, you better be my husband. Oh.He’s a very jealous man. I am your husband, alright. For now and for always. It’s going to be a beautiful day. A beautiful life. I am never letting you go again. And that’s a promise. Greetings. Mr. Corinthos is in the living room. Please come with me.

[ Door closes ] After you. What a pleasant surprise. My goodness, look at you. Uh, carly, uh, this is phyllis caulfield. She’s a — a dear friend of mike’s and mine.

[ Sighs ] Thanks. Does this water have magical properties in it to help me focus? Right? I keep thinking about yesterday, too. I can’t get over the fact that spencer was the stalker. You and trina were so right. I shouldn’t have given you guys so much pushback. Trina was the one who figured it out. How’s she doing? I mean, she was pretty beat up about it. Well, we were up half the night talking about it. She feels awful for setting a trap for spencer. I don’t love it, either, but if we hadn’t, ava and nikolas still would not know the truth. I guess it was worth it. You don’t sound all that convinced. Nikolas has ava back, but spencer’s life just imploded. Did we end up helping that family, or did we just hurt them? Both. Good morning. Where were you? Working out. So early? Did you sleep at all?

[ Sighs ] Uh, no. Every time I close my eyes, I kept replaying the whole train wreck in my head. It never should have happened.

Exactamente. I don’t know what possessed you to confess. Well, my father was in danger. But you had nothing to do with your uncle sonny turning up. No, I didn’T. But you did. Why the hell would you tell my uncle, the alleged mob kingpin, that my father was taking his daughter away?

[ Cellphone beeps ]

[ Sighs ] Huh. Something wrong? It’s an alert placed on spencer’s credit-card account. Apparently, he is holed up at the metro court. How do you feel about that? Well, I’m glad he didn’t spend the night on the street, but given the fact that he robbed us of months together, I can think of better ways of spending our first reunited morning than discussing him. I’ll arrange breakfast.

[ Door closes ] So you’re phyllis. Thank you so much for taking care of my husband while he was injured. It was truly our pleasure. Mike — sonny was a godsend to us in more ways than one. That goes both ways. Mm. Sonny has told me a lot about you. I’m so sorry about your husband. Thank you, mrs. Corinthos. Call me carly. Please.

[ Chuckles ] And had we known you were coming, we could’ve spared you the security check. Mm. Well, it’s a beautiful home. Much different than your room at the tan-O. So, did you, uh, drive in from nixon falls this morning? Yes, I was on the road too early to call. I hope I didn’t intrude. I found some of your belongings, and I thought you might — you might want them. I feel terrible, and if there’s anything I can do to help find aunt liesl, please let me. Well, I’ll — I’ll take the help. Okay. Scott is beside himself. Yeah, I saw him. He told me. And I also got a voicemail from valentin. He and anna have a lead on peter, but he didn’t give me any details. Hey, how are you otherwise? Um, busy. Yeah, throwing myself into work, restructuring the hospital budget, working with my new co-chief of staff, keeping my head above water. And, um, you and jason? What are you talking about? There is no “me and jason.” And that’s because of me. So the young man that I met at the park, that was — spencer. Not victor. And spencer was ava’s stalker? Him and his girlfriend. Which one drenched you with the fake blood? Spencer. Oh, hell, no. Mom, no, no, no, he didn’t mean to. It was just — no, no, when did all this go down? Did this happen last night? Yes. Spencer got kicked out of wyndemere, and his relationship with his father is worse than ever. And it’s my fault. In what universe? I convinced cam and joss to set them up. If I hadn’t known, then may– no, don’t even finish that sentence. You are not responsible, nor are you at fault. This is spencer’s mess. It has nothing to do with you. I just feel bad for him. And I also feel guilty that I wasn’t honest with ava. Why would you feel guilty? Thanks to you, ava knows the truth now, a-and she can stay here with her husband and her little girl. Although, she might want to let that marriage just go ahead and dissolve ’cause clearly the cassadine men are not to be trusted. I’m so sorry for how things turned out. I was only doing it for you. I know. That’s why I defended you, but some of these ideas that you come up with, esme… getting your father back in your life was what you wanted. So I did what I could to make that happen. I guess I’m still learning how to make you happy. You really are the best, and nothing that has happened is your fault. But I will be happier if we just cut out the scheming and do better. Whatever you want. Too bad you can’t count on your so-called friends. What were they thinking? Especially josslyn. Doesn’t that girl have enough to worry about without setting you up and calling you out? Josslyn is a real friend. So is cameron. They’re probably the only real friends that I’ve ever had. Okay, yes, we totally ambushed spencer, but if his behavior hadn’t been so messed up, he’d have nothing to confess. Look, all I’m going to say is that your stepdad is one menacing dude. Mm. Spencer was absolutely terrified for his father. Well, everybody knows not to mess with sonny, especially when it comes to his family, but none of that would have even happened if it wasn’t for esme. I don’t see how she’s to blame for the lie about bora bora. Are you giving esme a pass? Not at all. I’m just saying that they both bear responsibility. Trina said that spencer and esme work as a team. Well, every team I’ve ever been on has had a captain. Makes me wonder if esme’s the one calling the shots.

I mean, what makes you think that esme’s more involved than spencer is saying? Spencer admitted that esme was the one who torched ava’s car, correct? He did at first, but then he walked it back. To protect her. Does that surprise you? You’ve seen the way she hangs on him. No wonder he can’t think straight. This is spencer we’re talking about, okay? He’s no angel.

[ Chuckles ] This is so messed up. And, yes, I know that spencer set it in motion. Everything he did was bad, but… I still want what’s best for him. What if esme is what’s best for spencer? No. She brings out the worst in spencer. Why aren’t you furious? First, they set you up, then they stand by and watch you humiliate yourself. Oh, I humiliated myself? You confessed. You apologized. Right, but you’re forgetting the part where we are actually guilty, esme. Fine. We’re no innocents. But your real friends aren’t, either. First, they lie to your face, and then they set a trap that nearly gets your father killed. And then your father kicks you out of wyndemere while your wicked stepmother gloats. If they expect you to beg forgiveness, they’d better think again. They’re the ones who should be coming to you.

[ Knock on door ] Spencer cassadine? Yes. What’s going on? I’m sorry, but your credit card has been declined for a second night. There are more than enough funds. Run it again.No, there’s no need. This isn’t a fund problem — this is a father problem. We contacted the account holder, mr. Nikolas cassadine, and the card has been canceled. Checkmate. What does this mean? It means we pack. I’ve arranged for breakfast in the dining room. Unless you would rather have it served in the bedroom. You choose. Oh, then the bedroom it is. Oh, hey, what was that call that you were making earlier? Oh, I cut spencer’s access to his bank and credit-card accounts. Wow. Well, I’m — I’m all for tough love, but if you cut him off like that, what will he do? He’s about to figure it out. My son has been given every possible advantage. He’s bright. He’s willful. Let him put that cunning of his to good use and figure out how to support himself. Okay, well, that — that sounds fine in theory, but the timing is terrible. Won’t spencer see this as a punishment? And won’t that further stoke his dangerous resentment? Ava told me to be careful with bad boys, and spencer falls right under that definition, except he’s not all that bad at heart. I think he’s just lost. Mm-mm-mm, says every woman in defense of a dysfunctional relationship with a bad boy. Mom. Trina, I was at the hospital that night when ava’s car was burned, and I sat with her afterwards.

[ Stammers, sighs ] Ava couldn’t stop shaking. And to leave kiki’s I.D. Badge near the car? That’s just cruel.

[ Stammers ] Spencer didn’t do it. I don’t even think it was his idea.

[ Sighs ] You certainly seem determined to let him off the hook. I don’t deny he’s made some seriously messed-up choices. Anyone who asks you to cover for them isn’t really your friend. You remember what maya angelou said. “When someone shows you who they are…” “believe them.” Right. I’m sorry I didn’t tell you about this earlier, mom. There’s just been a lot going on. Right. Even though you’ll always be my baby, you’re a young woman now, and you’re entitled to privacy. But I can proudly say that you’ve always, always had a good head on your shoulders. Aunt liesl was devastated when jason got engaged to carly because she knew how important jason was to you. Yeah, well, that’s old news now. But if I didn’t keep sonny away from port charles… look, you might have hurt a lot of other people, but you did me a favor. Carly will always come first for jason, and I am nobody’s second. Good for you. I hope you don’t mind, but I don’t think I’m going to stay for breakfast. I can’t justify paying carly’s inflated prices for eggs and toast. It’s your call. I’m not offended. Hey, come here. It’s good to see you. And if you hear from your mom, if there’s anything I can do, I want you to call me, okay? Let me know. Will do. Hey, and, uh, watch your back. I have a feeling carly’s not done with you yet. Carly: May I? Yeah, yeah. Go ahead.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] Wow. Okay, I saw you in one of these, and I still cannot believe it.

[ Laughing ] How many flannels did you have? Wow. Wow. Mike definitely had a distinct fashion style. Not to mention a fine two-step. Well, that’s high praise coming from the lifelong dance partner of lenny caulfield, the greatest dancer in the world. That man was so light on his feet… it defied gravity.

Lenny sounds like the best of men. Sonny told me that lenny gave him a hard time when he first showed up, but wound up standing up for him and treating him like a brother. I wish I could’ve met him. Lenny was one of a kind. Amen. I’m going to give you two a chance to catch up. I’m sure you have a lot to talk about. No, you don’t have to — you can stay. Well, I-I can’t, actually. I mean, forget about my suggestion to stay home all day. I have tons of paperwork to catch up on…alright. …At the metro court, so enjoy your time together. Phyllis, it was a pleasure meeting you. I hope you come back. You’re always welcome. Thanks for bringing the box by all the way over here. Mm.[ Door closes ] I have a confession. Hm? It’s not the only reason I’m here. I wanted to meet you properly. Sonny corinthos. Phyllis caulfield.

[ Both chuckle ] Oh! [ Chuckles ] Joss and I have this code — sisters before misters. And I feel like I’m breaking it with ava. I mean, she’s my friend, too. I feel really bad about keeping spencer’s secret about being in town all those weeks, but after everything that happened, I feel like it’s too late to say anything. What do you think? Well, the fact that you feel bad, that should tell you something. Especially now that you know the damage that secrets can cause. So what are you going to do? I think… I’m going to skip breakfast. Rain check? Of course, yeah, no, I-I want you to do what you got to do. I’m so proud of you. Thanks, mom. I love you. I love you, too.

[ Giggles ] And same time and place next week, right? I wouldn’t miss it. Okay. Yeah, I can’t stand back and do nothing after the way spencer treated my wife. Well, I appreciate your outrage. I’m a big girl. I can take care of myself, as you well know. I’m aware, but in no way does it excuse spencer for what he did. Spencer has witnessed your plots and schemes his entire life, my darling, and if you want to punish him for learning the behavior that you’ve modeled, please don’t do it on my account.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Ah. Well, um, breakfast and anything else is going to have to wait. I’m about to have a visitor. Got just enough cash for breakfast. After that, we’re broke. Wow, universe, way to kick a guy when he’s down. This is a temporary setback. Things will get better. Your father just needs time to cool off. Maybe joss and cam will cool off, too. One of the most annoying things about my friends is that I actually care what they think. I have an idea, but I need to have this conversation alone. No worries. I trust you. Just, uh, text me if you need backup. You know I win everyone over in the end. You’ve won me over. Britt: Maybe the three of us can convince the board to give us the necessary funding to back that research project. Yeah, okay. I will — I’ll see you soon. Thanks. Bye. Wheeling and dealing? Good. Do I have a deal for you. Look, I don’t know exactly what to make of esme and spencer’s relationship, but so what? Who says we have to understand it? When did you get so wise? Ever since I started dating you.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, my god, you really are wise. That was such a good answer. Mm. Nina: Hi. I imagine I’m the last person that you want to see right now. Good call. Do you have to go back to work? Is your break over? Are you sure? Yeah, definitely. Okay, uh, I’m going to go back to work outside. I just came to get a bite to eat, but, uh, I can leave if you’re uncomfortable. Why would I be uncomfortable? I’m not the one who stole nine months of sonny’s life. I’m not the one who left his family here to grieve, and I’m not the one who’s a total hypocrite.

Well, you’re on the clock. What’s this offer? Room and board with you in exchange for my witticisms. Pass. And esme’s french cooking techniques. Absolutely not. Oh, come on, we’re going to be fun roommates. And esme can cook dinner. I live in a hotel room. You’re chief of staff, and you still live in a hotel room? Demanding job, no pets, no kids, room service. Works for me. Not for you. Sorry. But you’re barely even going to notice us.

[ Scoffs ] You’re at work all day, and esme and i won’t touch the minibar. I promise. What is going on? Why would you leave cushy wyndemere for a rollaway bed in my hotel room? Father and i had a falling out.

[ Sighs ] And you left?

[ Sighs ] He kicked you out? What the hell? Why is nikolas acting all self-righteous after all the crap he’s pulled? Actually, it’s a little complicated. Please tell me you haven’t done anything that will make me have to defend your father. Hey. Trina, what a nice surprise. I’m so glad you’re still here. Does this mean — yep. Thanks to you, my girl, nikolas and I are — are back together and we have a lifetime of mornings ahead of us. Now, what you did was risky, and I don’t condone all the plotting, but you did uncover the truth, and so I’m very grateful. Don’t thank me yet. Mmm. Delicious. Of course it is.

[ Chuckles ] I’ll send you home with — with like a pound.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks.

[ Chuckles ] Who’s this with you? That’s mike, my dad. He, uh — he died a — a year ago. Alzheimer’S. Mm-hmm. He was one of a kind. Him and lenny would’ve hit it off. Hm. I’m so sorry. You certainly have a beautiful family. Mm. They must’ve really missed you. I bet you they’re happy you’re back. Yeah, and so am I. Mm. Carly seems wonderful. Must have been hard on her. Yes, she is, and, yeah, it was. I found some pictures of you and nina. I didn’t include them in the box. I wasn’t sure you’d want them. Thanks for that. I’ve got another confession. Hm? I didn’t just drive here to return that box. I thought you might need someone to talk to, someone who understands. You still looking out for me?

[ Both chuckle ] Lenny would call it putting my nose where it doesn’t belong. He loved when you did that. So do I.

[ Chuckles ] I know you left behind a complicated situation in nixon falls. And the situation here? Is that complicated, too? Cameron?

[ Sighs ] I’m so glad I found you. I need you desperately. Maybe you should rely on a food-delivery app if you have to leave every establishment frequented by people who missed sonny. I’ll take that under consideration, josslyn. I just wanted to tell you how truly sorry I am. Hold on. I have something for you.

Spencer, what were you thinking? I was thinking that I needed to save father from ava. And have him all to yourself?

[ Scoffs ] Is that too much to ask? After three years apart? Three years where I thought he was dead? You say you want to make up for lost time, but what you mean is you want to control who he’s with. And, y-you know, what troubles me the most about this is the lengths that you went to and the lies that you told and the people that you hurt, spencer, including me. I told you nikolas accused me of being the stalker once, and you said nothing. Because he didn’t think that anymore.

[ Scoffs ] But you’re right. You’re right. I’m sorry. It was one of many mistakes. Look, I —

[ Scoffs ] I get making mistakes, and you know how fond I am of you. While I am not so fond of your father. But you need to go to nikolas and make amends. I can’T. My father doesn’t even want to see me right now. Maybe you can rent me and esme a room just one night while we figure out what we’re going to do next or what our next move is going to be. No. No, unh-unh. Not in my hotel. Aunt carly. You terrorized ava by implying a threat to avery. And then you tried to manipulate sonny just as he had gotten back home. That is totally unacceptable, spencer.

[ Sighs ] You’re right. I screwed up. I don’t blame anyone for not wanting me around. Oh, come on. Don’t play the martyr. Try standing on your own two feet instead of asking someone to bail you out. That’s the problem. Someone has been enabling you your entire life. Again, my apologies — to you both. Esme, I’m working right now, so… but you’re the only one who could help me. And help spence. What’s going on with spencer? He’s been… tossed out and cut off. We’re homeless with no money. Okay, first of all, you guys are hardly starving and destitute. Second of all, you kind of deserve what you get. What spencer did was terrible. Maybe I should have done more to rein spence in.

[ Voice breaking ] But he was in so much pain. He just wanted his father back, and now he’s lost him all over again. Things are bad right now, but spencer will bounce back. He always does. Not this time. The day I realized victor was really spencer cassadine was also the day I realized he’d been lying about how long he’d been in port charles. Obviously, spencer needed cover so he could creep around port charles, leaving his nasty little threats. And he convinced you to keep his secret. Well, he told me that he had a troubled relationship with his dad, and that’s why he didn’t approach him right away. And I bought it. Is there anyone in this town he hasn’t deceived? But I helped him by keeping quiet. Trina, spencer betrayed you, too. He lied to you. He manipulated you. He took advantage of your trust. Maybe if I’d come to you sooner, we could’ve figured out spencer was your stalker earlier before your car got torched. Can you forgive me? Trina… there is absolutely nothing to forgive you for. I just wish that I’d had a friend as loyal and as trustworthy as you many years ago. Well, you’ve got me now. I’m just sorry for what you’ve lost. What did I lose? I just remember how excited you were when victor swept into your life, and I hate that spencer has robbed you of that feeling. Ah, perfect timing. Excuse me? If you or your son ever hurt my daughter again, you’re going to regret it. Oh, oh, you need reminding? Um, your deviant stunts at the party at wyndemere? Spencer drenching trina with fake blood, pretending to be, uh, victor, and then convincing her to lie and hide his presence here in port charles so that he could stalk ava. I am so sorry. Last night, spencer admitted that he came home from school early, but I had no idea that he deceived trina in that way. Mr. Cassadine, your son is walking through the world like he can do whatever he wants, and you, as the adult, need to shut it down. I am truly sorry. Next time you see your son, spencer, you let him know if he knows what’s good for him, he’ll stay away from my daughter. Being home has been an adjustment. What’s the deal with the tan-o? I’ve filed a claim with insurance, and the adjusters are still investigating, so… the wait is on. You want to rebuild? I’m not sure. Without lenny, I feel a bit at sea. And it didn’t help that I just took off. No, you needed to get back to your family. Well, I consider you family, so whatever you need, I’m there for you. You don’t owe me a thing. You saved my life. The least I can do is put you up, either here or at the metro court, and I’m not taking “no” for an answer.

[ Chuckles ] I appreciate that. I do have some unfinished business in town. Oh, you didn’t just come here to visit me? I need to go see nina. You know, I’m actually glad I ran into you. Do you recognize this? It’s the journal I gave you as a graduation present. I’d actually stopped writing. I didn’t tell you that at the time ’cause I was being polite. But I started up again after you gave this to me, and I used it to process my feelings. I wrote about sonny’s funeral. I wrote about the nights where I heard my mom quietly sobbing.

[ Voice breaking ] I wrote about the good days, the ones where we still felt like a family, and I wrote about the bad ones, where all any of us could think about was missing sonny. But you didn’t just lie to us. You lied to my father. He went to nixon falls to see you and try to win you back. But instead, he got shot defending you and your friends. And when she came to you and he told you that he thought she saw sonny on that gurney, you lied, and you said that he hadn’T. So you deceived him, too!

[ Scoffs ] It was all here. Updated as of last night. I’ll be keeping my thoughts.

[ Breathing shakily ] But this?

[ Voice breaking ] This gift from you? I never want to see it… or you again.


I need to get back inside. Spence needs you. He just lost his father, and now he’s lost you, too. And… I can’t handle it. I don’t want to come between spence and his real friends. That’s what he calls you and josslyn. You’re his real friends and…

[ Sniffles ] …Spence is mine. I started out really liking victor, but he was just a put-on, a façade. I can’t believe I let spencer play me like that, and I’m never going to trust him again after what he did to you. Well, I’m not encouraging a relationship with spencer. Far from it. And I appreciate your loyalty. But what happened between me and spencer is between me and spencer. You are free to do you. Hm. Father? Spencer hasn’t lost me. I’m still his cousin.

[ Sniffles ] I really dislike what he did to his father, ava, and trina, but I don’t hate him. What about joss? She’s mad. But she’s also the kindest person I know. I’m sure she’ll move past it. You’re such a good guy, cameron. Carly: Breakfast is on the house. I apologize for interrupting your conversation with spencer. It’s okay, carly. I had already turned spencer down. He’s made himself a hell of a mess, and I can’t fix it for him. I just hope he figures things out. He’s a really good kid in spite of everything. Well, technically, he’s an adult. But when I was his age, I didn’t behave like one, either, so… well, even as adults, we don’t always behave as adults. Britt… I know you have a lot going on, and so do I, but I would really like to clear the air between the two of us. You ready for some radical honesty? I’m ready if you are. There are things nina and i still have to say to each other. I don’t know why you even want to talk to her after everything she did. She’s the one who caused you to lose the tan-O. I’ve thought about all of it, all the horrible things she’s done to you and your family, how her lies even endangered my own life, but I also know nina’s heart — all she did for lenny and me and our town, and even for you when you knew yourself as mike. A person would have to be in a lot of pain and confusion to balance all that love and desperation. Lenny always said I had a bleeding heart. Maybe I do, but I can’t write nina off just yet. Can you?

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Fellas, I’m glad you’re having so much fun with grandma olivia. I miss you a lot, pal. Hey, I love you.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Knock on door ] Oh, uh, you know what? I got to go. Okay? Yes, I will. Okay. Bye. Hey. Good morning. Morning. Good morning. Come on in. I was just, uh, saying good morning to rocco. Thank you. Oh, I just did the same thing with danny and scout. Uh, you didn’t tell them what we’re doing over here, did you? What — tell scott that we were looking for her father? No, no, I can’t imagine saying anything to her until I actually see drew with my own two eyes. Which, according to anna, could be very soon. Anna. Ah, hey. You know him? Well, he served us last night. So I have every wsb agent looking for drew, but I wish chloe’s account had been better, more helpful, like maybe more landmarks or just some other details. Well, if she said drew did help her escape probably had himself beaten black and blue. Beaten but not killed. If peter had wanted that to happen, drew would have been dead years ago. So all we got to do is find out where he’s being held. I’m going to go upstairs and check on valentin. Good luck with that. I don’t really think he’s still sleeping off the ouzo at this point. Mm. He’s probably up there passed out, waiting to resurface with a hangover bigger than australia. Yeah. Yeah.

[ Footsteps approaching ] Hello, uncle. Good of you to visit.

[ Door closes ] I’m sorry. I was delayed. I was afraid peter had taken care of you once and for all. He did say he was out to kill us both. Good morning, maxie. You here for medical reasons? Or just you want to ask me to accompany you to another wedding ceremony? Um, neither. I’m going to get bobbie spencer some flowers from the gift shop. Is it her birthday? No, it’s her daughter bj’s birthday. You are buying flowers for bobbie to celebrate her daughter’s birthday? Yes. Mm. I’m bj’s cousin. My dad’s brother, tony, is bj’s dad. When I was little, I was really sick, and I needed a heart transplant or else I would die. There were no hearts available. And then one really horrible day, bj’s school van was hit by a drunk driver, and bj was left brain dead. Tony and bobbie decided to give me bj’s heart. That’s why I’m alive today. Grabbing breakfast before you head to work? Hey. Hey. Better here than at my desk, which is the only place I will be working for the foreseeable future. Oh, poor baby. You know, you could feel sorry for me getting stuck on desk duty while I’m recuperating. Well, maybe your superiors are on to something. Taking it slow never harmed anyone. Ooh. Okay, someday I’m going to love reminding you that you said that.

[ Chuckles ] Why are you here anyway? I’ve seen the breakfast spread at the quartermaines’. This place doesn’t come close. Yeah, I couldn’t sleep last night. I was tossing and turning. I just had to get out of the house early and get distracted. Why? What’s got you so worked up? Well, something happened yesterday that’s got me really bothered.

“Bothered” as in alarmed or “bothered” as in annoyed? Bothered as in bothered, and I need to vent to someone about it before I lose it. Go for it. Maybe I can talk you off the ledge. Wouldn’t be the first time. Hopefully, it doesn’t end with me arresting you, though.

[ Chuckles ] It would be progress. Who’s got your blood boiling this time?

[ Sighs ] That wannabe-quartermaine. Austin gatlin-holt. Austin: Wow. You had kawasaki syndrome so severely that they had to give you a heart transplant? Yeah. Oh, man. Well, I’m sure you’ve told that story a million times. I won’t ask you to tell it again. But I think it’s really cool that you’re celebrating your cousin’s life by bringing her mother flowers. Yeah, bobbie and I have a really special relationship because of that. You’ve had a colorful life, haven’t you?

[ Chuckling ] Yeah.

[ Both laugh ] You’ve been through a lot. Those guards still following you? Uh, yes and no. I don’t have a guard like yuri, brook lynn’s guard, but those pcpd officers, they’re waiting outside. Well, as long as you’re safe, that’s all that matters. Right. As long as peter is still lurking around, they’re going to be my shadow. Good. It’s good you’re taking steps to protect yourself. Seems like I’m not the only one that could use protection. Apparently, you need some from brook lynn. I’ve had a little time to think, and I think you’re trying to manipulate me. I don’t think you’re in any danger from peter at all. I think you want my cooperation for some reason, and you’re using peter as the most expedient way to go about it. Oh, valentin, I’d never do that to you. After all, I’m the only cassadine who ever gave you the time of day when you were a young boy. Were you? I’m sorry. My memories of that island are a little vague. I was 6 when I left that godforsaken place. Well, perhaps you don’t remember me being kind to you, but I was, and I still feel warmly toward you to this day. You feel warmly? That’s why you’ve upgraded my accommodation from third world hellhole prison cell to the slightly more opulent prison cell? Because you care? Look, I’m — I’m keeping you locked up for your own safety. But you don’t trust me. I can’t say I blame you. You’re trying to protect me? Well, tell me something. There’s someone peter hates even more than me, someone he’s definitely going to target. What are you doing to protect anna devane? Ah, I was right, wasn’t I? He’s up there in bed, stinking of booze, smelling of licorice. I’m telling you, ouzo’s bad stuff. Just stop. No, valentin wasn’t in his room. He hasn’t been there all night. Excuse me, sir. Do you remember the man that I was with last night? Did you see him today? My wife went up to clean the room this morning. She said the guest had already gone. Huh. Well. Okay. Listen, something’s not right. No, before we left the U.S., We both made sure that we had international coverage. He would have texted me if he’d gone anywhere. Or maybe valentin isn’t the man you think he is, and when the tough got going, he bailed — on the search for peter and you. No, he didn’t bail. If he’d gone anywhere, he would have left me a message.

[ Sighs ] Be serious, will you? I mean, I’m out there searching for maxie’s baby. In the meantime, you’re here squandering what’s left of your good judgment.

[ Scoffs ] Not on peter. This time it’s on valentin. So you, uh, got news from anna? She left me a voicemail. She found the real nurse that maxie thought she hired, the real chloe jennings. Well, peter didn’t kill her, then? No, she showed up in a U.S. Consulate in crete. She was imprisoned and then managed to escape and then was in a car accident, but here’s the real kicker. Wow, there’s more? She didn’t plan to escape without help. Okay. There was another prisoner with her, but by the time the guards caught up to her and the other prisoner, the other prisoner sacrificed himself so chloe could escape. Okay, I think I know where this story is headed. Yes, of course. The other prisoner was drew. Right. It had to be. Who else would sacrifice themself to save someone else? So, uh, off to crete? Yeah, I, um, contacted the concierge, and they are making our travel plans. We’re just waiting on some details. Cool. Um. Yeah, good. So maybe — maybe we have time to, uh, talk a little bit? Okay. About what? About what you told me last night, um… about where you stand regarding drew.

Look, I know I went, um, a little bit into a deep dive last night examining my relationship, or lack of relationship with drew. I want to be really clear with you. Finding drew is all about scout, not me. And I-I believed you when you told me that last night. And — and…it kind of helped me out a little bit, too, ttle bit, too, because, um… I’ve been doing some thinking about, uh, you know, this, you and me, in terms of, you know, what that means for us, you know, in terms of, um, being together. Don’t — don’t throw another drink in my face.

[ Chuckles ] Come on. You know that was for show. Oh, I know, but I think you liked it a little bit, too.

[ Chuckling ] I definitely didn’t — maybe. “Maybe.” Um. Look, I want to be clear with you. I like you…samantha. I don’t want to be work buddies or just teaming up to find drew. Alright, I’m just going to say it. I, uh… I want to see where this could go. I’m assuming you’re talking about the little scene that brook lynn caused yesterday. Yeah, it was kind of hard not to notice. Brook lynn stormed in and was yelling at you about a variety of things. The lawsuit. And elq. And ned. And the quartermaines in general. And then something about leo I couldn’t quite figure out. Yeah, you’re not wrong. There’s a lot going on. But here’s what i can tell you. When I win my case in court, the quartermaines will have no choice but to accept me as part of the family. Legally, maybe. But I don’t know if they will personally. But, hey, if you win, you’ll get a piece of the elq pie, right? Yeah, maybe, but that’s not what this is about. It’s about my dad, honoring my father. It was really important to him to be recognized by the quartermaines, and that’s going to rustle a few q fathers, most notably brook lynn. I just hope that doesn’t make things awkward for you, since as you two are best friends. What? Brook lynn is not my best friend. I-I wouldn’t even consider her a friend, period. Alright, you do not have to tell me that you have a problem with austin. I witnessed it firsthand when he tried to convince me to go through edward’s papers to find that letter about his will. You know I don’t blame you for that. You had just found out about willow and michael. Your heart was broken. And austin knew that, and he took advantage. He wanted to get what he wanted, and it worked. He’s trying to do the same thing with my dad. How so? He’s trying to distract my father, you know, steal his attention away from elq. I sacrificed so much to get those shares. I did it all for my dad and for the sake of the rest of the family, and austin is trying to ruin all of my hard work. How? How is he doing that? In the worst possible way. By using a child. You have no reason to worry about anna. She’s already replaced you with another sidekick. Who? Her ex-husband, robert scorpio. Peter’s going to target them both. I need to be there to help anna. Mm, I do admire your passion for anna’s safety, especially given your checkered past with her during your spy days. Well, if she brings happiness into your life, then good for you. Listen to me. If anything happens to anna devane while I am locked up here, I will hold you personally responsible. No, if anything happens to anna, peter will be the guilty party, not me. You are throwing peter in my face after I admitted I was wrong, and you forgave me, by the way. Do not equate my mistakes with peter to my friendship with valentin. Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to bring up the whole peter mess again.

[ Sighs ] But you see, I don’t trust valentin and with good reason. He’s going to hurt you. By the way, how far has it gone between you two? Oh, bloody hell. You are soft on him.

Just stop. That is enough digs about valentin. Our job is to put peter in jail and to get maxie’s baby back. That is our job. Stop getting us off track. Actually, I think it’s your feelings for valentin that are holding you back from doing your job. Excuse me, uh, do you remember me from last night? Yes. Yes, okay. So my friend, did you give him the message after I left? Oh, yes, I definitely gave him your message. So what exactly turned you against peter? Because it wasn’t the downing of drew’s plane. You were involved in that. And I know all about your work with crichton-clark and that you’ve been keeping drew prisoner at helena’s behest. Oh, look, you don’t have to remind me of all the things I’ve done wrong. Right now, I’m trying my best to atone for a lifetime of mistakes. Oh, seems to me like you’re making even more mistakes.

[ Scoffs ] What can I say? I underestimated peter. He has no more use for you or anna or drew cain. The only thing keeping him from killing all three of you is my pretending to help him. So you see, my hands are tied. That’s why I came to you for help. I’m desperate, valentin. I’m begging you. Please. Austin planted this far-fetched idea in my dad’s head that leo could be on the spectrum. You mean like autism? Yes. And the guy has only ever treated leo for a cut on his finger, which is how I know the whole thing’s just a smokescreen, and he’s just trying to distract my father from elq, and it’s working. And worse yet, he’s fighting with olivia again. Olivia doesn’t agree with austin? No, of course not. The guy has barely even examined him, which is why she’s so pissed at my dad for even entertaining austin’s advice. Well, I’m not a fan of austin’s, but when I was living at your house, leo was kind of shy around me. So? What — what does that mean? Leo’s fine. He’s a great kid. So he — he gets hyperfocused sometimes and is generally hyper. What does that prove? Yeah, sometimes he doesn’t talk back to you when you talk to him, but when I don’t feel like talking, I do that, too. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. There are days you actually don’t feel like talking? I mean it. Austin is the bad guy in this situation, okay? He’s — he’s taking advantage of my father’s love for his stepson, and it’s destroying his marriage to olivia. And then austin’s just going to ride off into the sunset with my great-grandfather’s legacy. Do you really think that he would purposefully misdiagnose a little boy? He took advantage of you when you could barely walk and your marriage was falling apart. Uh, true. And I will always be suspicious of him because of that, but —

[ Scoffs ] Alright, what — what is he suggesting? Some crazy medication? No. He wants my dad and olivia to take leo to see a specialist. That’s all? That’s enough. It’s causing all this infighting and chaos when we should all be sticking together against austin. Okay, brook lynn, if this was bailey, your own daughter we’re talking about, wouldn’t you want her to see a specialist? Just to be safe?

[ Sighs ] I’m so confused. You and brook lynn aren’t friends? I — I see the two of you together all the time. Saw you at the quartermaines’, the metro court, here at the hospital, usually with bailey, and you work together, right? Yes, we do work together at deception, which would make us work associates. A-and then I was thrown in the same lamaze class as her,

I could see how,to a newcomer, it might look like brook lynn and I are friends, but she is not my best friend. I-I don’t even consider her a friend at all, as a matter of fact. Okay, okay, it’s fine. It’s no skin off my nose. You want to share with me why not? Because she’s a troublemaker. She tried to seduce dante falconeri when he was involved with my real best friend, lulu. I — brook lynn set it up so that lulu would walk in on them in a compromising situation. How compromising? Look, she really hurt my friend lulu.

[ Sighs ] You probably don’t know about her. She’s in a coma in a treatment facility. Oh. I’m sorry to hear that. So did brook lynn succeed in breaking up dante and lulu? No. Nothing could break up dante and lulu. Except maybe a-a bomb. Oh, you want to see where things can go between us? I do. I hope you feel that way, too. I mean, I-it took us a while to get to the point where we could admit that we wanted to explore if there was anything more between us. And rightly so. Like you divorcing jason, and — and me and…lulu. I think we’re there now, right? I-I mean, I am.

[ Chuckling ] I think you are, too. Yeah, I — I am. Actually, I think it’s about time that I asked you out on a real date. That’s — that’s what we call it, right? Exactly. Except you didn’t answer my question. Wait, which is…?

[ Chuckles ] A real date. Are you interested?

So, my friend, when he left here…mm. …Did he leave on his own or was someone forcing him?

[ Chuckles ] Forcing him? No. Your friend left on his own not long after you left. Oh, that’s impossible. No, no, no. When I put him in his room, he was out cold. There is no way that he left this bar on his own. There’s no way. You don’t have to believe me. I’m only telling you what I saw. And maybe your friend wasn’t as — as drunk as you think. Or maybe he just sobered up quickly. All I know is that when I went outside to load up my car, he was on the corner, waiting. A fancy sports car pulled up, and your friend got in and it took off. That’s all I know. See? I’ve been telling you. You cannot trust valentin. Tell me what happened to my friend. You’re lying. Leave me alone! No.

[ Grunts ] Cassadine tattoo. Do you work for them?

[ Sighs ] Yo u’re making thisreally awkward, like we’re in junior high. Um, I don’t know how to make this more clear, but, yes, I am interested in you, dante. Very, very interested. That’s good, ’cause it’s been a while since I’ve, uh, asked a woman out on a date.

[ Chuckles ] But I wanted you to know that I want to take this slowly. Okay. Do you want to take things slowly because of lulu? No, I blew that when I left town to try and get my head on straight, but that is something I had to do, and I don’t regret it, but before I left, I was adamant about her not waiting for me, and she didn’T. She fell in love with dustin, and I don’t know if you know this, but the night of the floating rib explosion, he proposed to her, so… that was over. It took me a while to accept it. I mean, I’m praying for her recovery, and — and I’ll always care for her, but… we have rocco together. But that’s — that’s where that ends. Okay.

[ Stammers ] That all makes sense to me, um, but if that’s the case, why do you want to take things slowly between us? Maxie: It’s true. When the floating rib was bombed, dante and lulu were broken up, but it’s only because dante left town. Okay. But if they were the perfect couple, why did dante leave town without her? Because dante had ptsd, and he wasn’t sure if he was capable of hurting someone. Oh. So he left town, and he told lulu to move on. That’s when she fell in love with this really great teacher named dustin. Uh-huh. But when dante came back in town, lulu confided in me that she was still in love with dante. Oh. And then the bomb went off at the floating rib, and now lulu’s in a coma. I was never sure what I should do with that secret. Right. So circling back to brook lynn…

[ Both chuckle ] …She tried her best to break up dante and lulu, but she did not succeed, and you still have not forgiven her. Right. How long’s it been? I don’t know, like 10 or 11 years. Seems like an awfully long time to hold a grudge. I mean, particularly because life seems to be throwing the two of you together a lot. And from an outsider’s point of view, brook lynn’s always very generous with you, allowing you to spend time with bailey because she knows you’re missing your louise. Your point being? Maybe it’s time to reassess things. Okay, so… right before you so kindly asked me to accompany you to jason and carly’s wedding, it seemed to me that you and brook lynn were enjoying a really lovely moment. The quartermaine ways die hard, a little backstabbing here, a little manipulation there, nothing too serious. At least that’s what we tell ourselves before things go sideways. Look, I’m really trying to do better. It’s hard to change old patterns of behavior. Yeah. But I do appreciate you trying. Oh, my god. Are brook lynn and i friends? And not just casual friends but really good friends? Have we really come that far? If I had the tiniest inkling that anything might be wrong with bailey, I would get her checked out immediately. It is my duty to keep her safe and healthy. Even if austin suggested it? Or would you just assume he was lying to you? The two are not remotely the same. Bailey is a teeny, tiny baby. Leo’s already in school. He can speak up for himself, and austin is talking about his — his mind and his behaviors. I mean, if leo found out that he had to see a specialist, that could really mess with his head, and austin just made it up out of thin air. Are you sure about that? Brook lynn, I have heard you go on and on about how much you love bailey and about how much she’s changed you. Maybe part of that change is taking a more objective look at austin’s concern for leo, and I’m not saying you should scare him and tell him he needs to see a specialist. Make it seem normal. Look, just because austin took advantage of me, it doesn’t mean that he’s all bad. Talk to him. I did that already. Yesterday. Yeah, I did most of the talking. And by “talking,” I mean yelling.

[ Clears throat ] Did you throw anything at him? I should’ve. Showed a little restraint. Well, then use that restraint and engage him in a conversation — calmly. It’s not like austin can talk to me about leo’s case anyway. You know, all those medical privacy laws. Yeah, but you can still see where he’s coming from. And it could be good for leo. Maybe it’ll help broker peace between your dad and olivia. Wow, you really opened my eyes and made some good points. Thank you. I’ll tell you something else. I once heard brook lynn say that you were very brave — the bravest person she knows. For what it’s worth, maxie… you’re the bravest person I know.

Maxie, you okay? Yeah. Yeah, uh, I was just thinking about peter. He still worries me. Yeah, for good reason. For what it’s worth, I share brook lynn’s assessment of you. I think you’re incredibly brave. When did you hear brook lynn say that about me? I-I’m not sure about the where or the when. I don’t know. It’s a very specific memory, though, right? So that’s a little weird. Yeah, I-I don’t know why it’s in my head. It’s just that, um, brook lynn’s not really known for giving me compliments. So I don’t know. Maybe you dreamt it. Maybe. But concerning my waking dream where I am accepted by the quartermaines and get elq shares, how are you going to manage that? I don’t have anything to do with elq. Alright, but we just established that you and brook lynn are good friends. Brook lynn and i don’t get along so well. So is that going to affect how you see me? I can disagree with brook lynn’s opinion of you and still be friends with her and you. So we’re friends? That’s cool. Okay, I’ll say this. When I saw you with leo, I didn’t see someone who was trying to take advantage. I just saw a really caring doctor. Thank you. Hopefully, some other people can come around to your line of thinking.

[ Clears throat ] Brook lynn. Maxie. Should I take cover? No. I actually want to talk to you — calmly and alone. Okay. Do you know what’s going on with that? I tried talking brook lynn out of her hostility toward austin. Hopefully, it worked.

[ Scoffs ] So, um… I just wanted to apologize for jumping on you yesterday about leo. I should’ve never assumed that you were working an angle or trying to weasel your way into our family. Okay. But you have to understand something, okay? Leo and I might not be blood-related, but I love that kid, and if he needs help, I want him to get it. That’s really important to me, way more important than elq, that’s for sure. Mm-hmm. My dad mentioned that you think that leo might be on the autism spectrum. I never said that. Well, whatever you said made him want to google it, so you’re obviously concerned. So tell me, what do you think is going on with leo? Sam, I don’t want you to think that I’m getting into something with you as a way to get over my feelings with lulu. I’ll always have a place in my heart for her, and that’s it. I want what we have… to be about you and me and only you and me. That’s good, ’cause I — I mean, I — I feel the same way. That’s good. Then we’ll, uh, take things slowly. Yeah. I don’t — I don’t mind taking things slow. I mean, as long as we’re… moving forward. I am sorry I had to take these extreme measures, but I do hope that one day you’ll come to trust me. Why should I trust you? Oh, and you have every reason not to, I know, but there is one good, very important reason that I can hope that one day you’ll put your faith in me. What would that be? There’s no connection between you and me. We share the same last name. That’s it. There’s no blood between us. I’m the product of a random affair. I once believed my mother, helena, hated me because that was an affair with mikkos, but I was wrong. I’m not related to mikkos. I’m not even an authentic cassadine. Oh, you’re so wrong. Maybe you were kind to me as a child, but why should i trust you now? Oh, valentin, it’s right here in front of your face. What is?

[ Sighs ] I’m the man who had an affair with helena. You’re my son.

[ Grunts ] I don’t have to answer your questions! Actually, you do. We saw the tattoo. Are you a member of the cassadines? No, I am not a family member. So do you work for them? Do you gather information for them? Were you spying on us? Is that what you did? You spiked valentin’s drink, didn’t you? And then you took him somewhere when I went to the consulate. Is that what happened? Go on. Tell us the truth. And maybe, just maybe we’ll let you walk out of here. Robert! Move! Get! Go!

[ Mouths word ]

Firstly, I am not leo’s doctor. Secondly, I can’t diagnose the kid. I’m not a pediatric neurologist. Okay, but you think he does need to see a specialist, don’t you? Why do you think that? Look, this issue has been really divisive for my dad and olivia. Maybe if you tell me a little bit more, give me some information, tell me some of leo’s symptoms, I could talk to olivia, you know, get everybody on the same page. Do you really think that leo could be autistic? Yes. I do. I think leo could be on the spectrum. Brook lynn’s going to do what she thinks is best. That’s just the way she is. And that’s a good thing, in my book. Brook lynn has her fair share of detractors, but it’s nice to see you being so supportive of her. I wasn’t always the biggest fan, but austin made me realize that something has changed. And if you’d told me that five years ago, I never would believe it, but somehow, some way brook lynn and I have become really close friends.

[ Chuckles ] Even if austin did say something kind of troubling. Oh, yeah? Like what? Never mind. It’s nothing. Are you sure? It’s just, one of the things I was holding against brook lynn was how she tried to seduce dante when he was with lulu. Ooh, that doesn’t sound like the brook lynn I know at all. How did it play out? Uh, it — it didn’T. Dante and lulu are a love for the ages. Okay. Mm. That… that was pretty damn good. Yeah, I’d say so, yeah.

[ Clears throat ] That’s a good thing, right? Yeah, it’s — it’s a good thing.

[ Chuckles ] Mm-hmm. Let’s, uh, finish what we started, then, huh? I mean, uh, crete. We got to go to crete, you know, find… scout’s dad.

[ Clears throat ] Scout’s dad, yeah. And then we can make this about us… mm-hmm. …Because I think it’s a good idea. I d– I do, too. It’s a really good idea. Okay. Alright.

[ Clears throat ] Dante. Yeah? Mm-hmm?

[ Sighs ] Thank you. My pleasure, partner. You’re my long-lost father, are you? Am I supposed to believe that? Oh, come on, valentin. You know as well as I do we cassadines aren’t known for our kindness and caring. If I helped you whenever I could, it has to have been for a good reason. You help me? Sorry, I missed that. Wha– you don’t really think a man with the last name cassadine could just walk into the wsb?

[ Scoffs ] You really think you got that job on your own? I’ve done everything I can to support you over the years, my son, but sometimes I haven’t succeeded. If you want to form an alliance with me, that’s fine. But don’t insult my intelligence with sentimental drivel. I hope one day we’ll be able to… continue this discussion and try to find a way forward. But right now, the most pressing matter is stopping peter. You okay? Yeah. You? You mind telling me what just happened? Peter must’ve sent someone. Huh. Nice to know someone else wants to kill us.

[ Sighs ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

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you can head on out, len. I’ll lock up. All right, thanks, boss. You have a good one. You too.

[ Keys jingle ]

[ Footsteps approaching ] Wow. It looks like I am too late for a drink. For you, this place is always open. So what’ll you have? Oh. Well, um, surprise me. So you spent a lot of time in monte carlo? As much time as I spent anywhere. So you travel a lot. You ask a lot of questions.

[ Chuckles ] Why is that? All settled in? Yes. The accommodations are fine. Certainly better than the cell you’d be in if I hadn’t arranged to extract you from, uh… nixon falls, was it? Do you want me to thank you? I want you to meet the terms of our agreement. Hi. How’s miss jennings? Have there been any changes or…? Not that I know of. There’s a nurse in there with her now. Anybody, uh… anyone come try to gain access? Any visitors or anything? No. Good. Thanks.

[ Ringing ] Valentin:

This is valentin cassadine.

Please leave a message.

[ Voicemail beeps ] Hi, valentin. Um…how are you? I’m sorry I had to leave. I’m back at the U.S. Consulate, so call me when you get this? Thanks. Bloody hell! How did you beat me here? You awake? Welcome to hell. Yawns “okay okay, I’m up, I’m up!” “Five more minutes.”

What are you doing here? You first. Well, I’m waiting to speak with chloe jennings. You know, the — the woman that was going to be hired by maxie to be her baby nurse before peter replaced her with a psycho. What a coincidence. So am I. Wait. No. You’re not. Because, actually, I’m an active wsb agent. You’re the D.A. Of port charles, and I think that this is a little far from your jurisdiction. Maxie’s family. Someone’s stolen her child. Now, whatever contacts I’ve got within the bureau, I’m going to use them to get that kid back. You know what? You and I, we’d be better off working together rather than alone. I’m not working alone. You’re drew cain. Yep. I’m not hallucinating. I think I’ve been drugged. That would be a safe bet. You were pretty dead to the world when the guards brought you in here. Where are we? You’d know better than I would. What — what’s the last place that you remember? I was drinking in a tavern in some small village on the island of crete. Crete. Of course. I mean, I figured it was somewhere in greece. A lot of the guards speak greek, and you can actually hear the ocean if you really listen. Thank you. If nothing else, I finally know my location. Have you been locked up here this whole time? Over two years, yeah. And you don’t look that surprised to see me. Anna devane. I’m working with anna devane. Anna? Well, how is she? We were drinking together. Then I don’t know. She was as drunk as I was. Well, maybe they only drugged you. I hope so. I’m sorry. I interrupted. You were about to tell me how you knew I was alive. Uh, you managed to phone sam mccall. She went to anna. Anna told me there was a possibility you survived your plane crash. Oh. There was no plane crash. It was all staged — to cover my abduction. By peter august? Yep, he was involved. But the guy who’s been keeping me prisoner all this time is actually a relative of yours. Victor cassadine. I’ve provided you with a lot of help. Yes, it seems events have escalated recently. Oh. Not only recently. For years now, you needed a place to warehouse drew cain, and I obliged. Not out of the goodness of your heart, victor. You wanted him for your own ends. To be of any use to me, drew cain has to follow my orders. That’s why you agreed to give me the means to access the conditioning installed by your father. I’m still waiting. Dante: Well, we only just met, and here I am, up in your hotel room, dallas. I just want to get to know you a little better. I am a proud graduate of texas a&m — go, aggies. I wanted to get my mba. I didn’t want a lot of student debt, so I took a job with a defense contractor. They sent me overseas, one job led to another… I never made it back to business school, but I did manage to start my own consulting firm. What do you consult about? Anything anybody pays me for. Now it’s my turn to ask questions. What do you want?

[ Door opens ] Oops! Oh, I’m so sorry. So I guess this is the wrong room, huh? If this is a robbery, there’s 10,000 euros in my bag and this bracelet is real. Take them, and I’ll give you a five-minute head start before I call security. We’re not here to rob you. We just want some information. Oh. Is that all? Yeah. It’ll save you 10,000 euros and your bracelet. And, uh, we’d be grateful for your help. You two tried to scam me. Why should I tell you a damn thing? I hope you’re not disappointed in wine.

[ Chuckles ] No, not at all. Actually, you read my mind. I’m not really up for our signature cocktail with 15 ingredients. Not that the drinks you make here aren’t amazing.

[ Both laugh ] Well, sometimes a little wine is all you need. Yeah. So the distributor sent this over for me to try. Tell me what you think. Oh, okay. Mmm. I like it. Yeah? I like it very much. All right. Mm-hmm. Well, then, I’ll order more. So have you, uh, heard from jordan? Yeah, um… I called her yesterday. She sounded good. So I checked with T.J. He’s monitoring her case. It’s slow and go, but, uh, the numbers are headed in the right direction. I’m glad. Yeah, me too. You know, that was crazy at roger barstow’s house. I mean, if you hadn’t been there, I might not have got jordan out in time.

Valentin cassadine — don’t — no! Shh! Stop it. Too late for that. Okay. Now, why would you continue to trust this snake? Because he is as motivated as I am to find peter and stop him. Okay. You were right about peter, and all your dire predictions came true, because valentin and I, we ignored the dangers. Blah, blah, blah. So now we are trying to mitigate the damage. Do you see? You don’t think that there’s a snowball’s chance in hell that he’s playing you? Valentin: Victor cassadine? Victor cassadine’s dead. Yeah, there’s a lot of that going around. Okay. So, why is victor cassadine keeping you prisoner? I actually haven’t seen him face to face, but obrecht thinks that it’s part of a bigger deal that he’s got going with peter. Liesl obrecht? What? She’s supposed to be dead, too? No, she’s just missing. Well, she’s here. At least she was a few hours ago. They allowed her to give me medical attention. Are you okay? I mean, I’m a little banged up, but nothing serious. She gave me a shot of antibiotics. So, liesl obrecht is working for victor, huh? She claims that she’s his prisoner, too. You believe her? Well, victor and peter are allies, and her hatred for peter is very, very convincing. I know. I’ve seen that firsthand. Obrecht thinks that victor is supposed to help peter find his missing daughter, but she has no idea what’s in it for him. And it’s got to be something. I don’t know, victor, but I know his reputation. He doesn’t work for free. He always has an agenda. Well, peter’s racking up quite the debt. I wonder how he’s gonna pay it off. My father was an expert at mental conditioning, but he always installed at least two levels. Drew’s first level, which allowed helena to control him, has already been disabled. Mm. And his second should be accessible through a simple key. That’s what you told me. Where’s the key? I haven’t found it yet. After two years? Maybe you’re not looking hard enough. It’s not like I can just open an instruction manual, victor. It could be anything. A simple phrase, an image… something my father would find easy to remember, but something no one else would think of as important. If your father’s the only one who knew the key, and your father’s dead, why am I putting up with you? You know what? Uh… you told me about yourself, dallas. Let me tell you about me. My name is dante falconeri. I’m a cop, originally from brooklyn. I root for notre dame — go, irish. This is samantha mccall. Hi. You know, I never asked you what your college football team is you root for. Who is it? I really am not into college football. -I’m more of a giants fan. -Giants fan. Wow. That — that means you actually have the strength of character to stay loyal and true through good times and bad. Is there a point here somewhere? Yes. Um… we have a close connection to the wsb. And I’m guessing you wouldn’t want them sniffing around your consulting business, so it’s probably in your best interest to tell us what we want to know. Which is what? Have you ever done a job for a guy named david henry archer, A.K.A. Shiloh? That bastard?

[ Scoffs ] Is he the reason for all this? All right. So you work for him then? Early on. We worked for the same defense contractor. Arch was a field guy, basically a soldier. I did logistics. He always had a racket, some way to make money. I helped him out a couple times, took a cut of the profits, then I got a better gig, moved on, we lost touch. Well, when’s the last time you heard from him? About a couple years ago. He called me out of the blue. He had a job and was willing to pay generously. What was the job? He hired me to fake a plane crash in the gulf of aden. He wanted it to look like a charter jet went down with no survivors.

Have you made any progress figuring out the link between — thank you — um, jordan’s investigation and yours? Yes, I know that jordan — she wanted to interview roger barstow because he traveled to the U.S. With naomi dreyfus. Mm-hmm. Yeah, I remember her saying that. Naomi dreyfus turned up dead in a motel room a couple months back. She’s hayden barnes’ mother, so the theory is that whoever tried to kill hayden succeeded in killing naomi. Okay, but you want to talk to barstow about his time at crichton-clark, more specifically, drew cain’s time at crichton-clark. Exactly. Now, I know it’s a long shot, but… I’m hoping he has some records that could… lead us to where drew might be now. Okay, so the million-dollar question is, was barstow killed because of naomi dreyfus or drew cain? What if it’s both? So you’re saying there was no crash. It never happened. Not as far as I know. How do you fake a plane crash? It only works over deep waters. You get the make and model of the jet in question, file a flight plan. The real jet follows the flight plan to a designated point, makes a distress call. They turn off their beacons and fly away. Meanwhile, my team dumps wreckage of the same make and model jet into the ocean. Rescuers search the area. No bodies are recovered. No one is looking for the real plane. Do you know where the real flight from the gulf of aden landed? No idea. Do you know who was on the plane? Never asked. Never wanted to know. How much did he pay you? $2 million, plus the cost of jet parts. Did you ever ask yourself how archer managed to pay for this? He was just the go-between. Arch arranged the deal for a third party who could afford to pay. Peter: My father kept records, victor, but he didn’t keep them all in one place. His work took him all over the world. That’s a lot of ground to cover. Yes, yes, yes, yes, I’ve heard this before. It always sounded like an excuse. Now it just sounds like a stall. Well, I’d have a lot more time to focus on the search if I knew my baby girl and her mother were safe and sound with me. Oh, so I’m expected to recover your baby, along with her mother, and return them to you, and in exchange, you’ll…what? Keep looking for the key to drew? That doesn’t sound like a very fair exchange to me. I’m not convinced drew’s worth it. You have more than two years invested in the guy, not to mention all your personnel he took out while trying to escape. So why? Why give up on him now when you’re so close to the payoff? Because you managed to thoroughly lose your baby, peter, and it’s gonna cost me a lot of effort and influence to find her. But you can find her. There’s no point in guessing what victor is after. Let’s just stick with what we actually know. What are you and anna doing in crete? Well, where do I start? The mother of peter august’s daughter is maxie jones. Right, obrecht told me all this. Maxie hired a baby nurse. Peter replaced her with somebody that works for him. That woman kidnapped the baby and then handed her off to a third person and then died. That’s right. Peter’s nurse is dead, but amazingly, the nurse that maxie originally intended to hire is alive and in crete. Chloe jennings? Okay, how do you know that name? Because she was here, too. We tried to break out together. We got as far as the parking lot, and then I held off the guards so that she could make it to one of the cars and escape. But russel, the guy who runs this place for victor, was sure that they would track her down, find her, bring her back here. I’m just — I’m just happy to know they didn’T. Chloe jennings was in a single car accident. What? Was she hurt? No, she was able to walk away to a small village called panopolia, to a tavern, the same one where I was drinking. And then she passed out, but not before telling them her name and that she’s an american citizen. Chloe passed out? Yeah. But the locals contacted the authorities. They took her to the american consulate, where she’s at the hospital. How — how is she? I don’t know. Last time I saw her, she was unconscious.

[ Sighs ] Damn. I’m the one who told her to go. Well, maybe she’s awake, because the doctor said that her condition was not considered serious.

[ Sighs ] I hope so. I mean, nothing in her life prepared her for this place, but she handled it like pro. And now… she’s somewhere safe. How much does she know? She only dealt with russel. I mean, she doesn’t know anything about victor and peter. But she knows about you, doesn’t she? I know you don’t trust valentin, and I’m not asking you to. So if you would prefer for our investigations to be separate, that is absolutely fine by me. However, it does mean that when chloe jennings is able to answer our questions, that I will take the lead. Hmm. So does this mean that valentin is gonna sit in on these meetings? I mean, neither of us are agents at the moment, and — you know, it occurs to me, you two are working together. Shouldn’t he be here?

[ Inhales sharply ] Yeah. So when chloe turned up, she — she was in a little village called panopolia. I read the report. Right, and, um, so valentin and I — we went there to, like, a little taverna just to, you know, “interview some of the locals” kind of thing and, um, had a couple of drinks just to, you know, smooth things over. Anyway, so he stayed back there. He’s still there. He’s there still. To interview potential witnesses. Yeah. Or maybe he’s face-down in an ashtray. That’d be my choice. Agent devane? Yes. Miss jennings is awake. Good. Thanks.

And this is agent emeritus robert scorpio. I’m special agent anna devane with the wsb, and this is agent emeritus robert scorpio. Miss jennings. So first off, I want to tell you that you’re at the us consulate medical facility. Yes, the nurse already explained. Oh, good, good. I’ve notified the consul, and she’s on her way here. She should be here shortly. If you would prefer to wait for her, that’s absolutely all right. Why? Am I in some kind of trouble? No, no. God, no, no. Um… we have reason to believe that you were abducted and transported here by an individual that we are currently investigating. So we’re asking for your help. We don’t expect you to take us on faith. You can call the consulate, check us out. That’s okay. I’m from port charles. The two of you are famous there. I’ll tell you everything I can. Valentin: Okay, I know you want to talk facts, but I need to speculate for a second. Why not? We got nothing else to do.

[ Groans ] Okay. Hypothetically, anna devane has not been drugged. She circles back to chloe jennings. Chloe jennings is awake. She tells anna devane she’s been held captive here, but she escaped thanks to drew cain. Now anna devane knows that drew cain is alive and being held captive. If she hasn’t noticed already that I’ve disappeared, she will soon. From panopolia, the same place where chloe jennings shows up. That gives her a place to start her search. The wsb will get involved — security-cam footage, satellite imagery. I don’t care how well victor has hidden this place, anna’s gonna find us sooner rather than later. So we just sit back and we wait? No, because peter’s not an idiot. He now knows that the security of this location has been compromised. So he’s got to move. Or cut his losses. Oh, that’S… just beautiful, really, being held up here for two years, and now, either victor or peter are gonna have to turn around and kill me to cover their ass. No, no, no, no. Wait a minute. They’ve kept you alive this long. It’s possible you still have something one or both of them want. I may be the liability. Well, then, one or both of us is about to die. Hypothetically. Then I need something from you.

[ Door opens ] Who you calling? Anna.

[ Sighs ] You know what? I can’t call her. I don’t even know what to say to her. We didn’t get any evidence. All we did was… listen to a story. So you don’t believe dallas. I mean, I want to believe her, but that’s the start of a good con. You tell the mark exactly what you think they want to hear. So you think she made it up. I think it’s possible, yeah. But why? I mean, there’s the beginning of a good police investigation. Two things — who benefits? What’s the motive? Not shiloh — he’s dead. Not dallas — she’s already been paid. Well, maybe she was… paid to distract us, to point us into a different direction. But she didn’t put us in a different direction. She didn’t point us in any direction. She doesn’t know who was on the plane. She doesn’t know where the plane landed. All she said is that she dumped some plane parts in the gulf of aden. Which fits perfectly into the wsb’s incredibly thin file on the incident. Well, there was nothing to investigate because the crash never happened. It was drew on that call. He’s been alive this whole time. I’ll need to do a deep dive into the one you hired to replace chloe jennings. Another loose end I had to warehouse for you. Until you let her escape. Drew cain made that possible, the man I can’t fully control because you have failed to provide me the key. You know, it seems we’re going in circles with all of this. Agreed. One thing we can do is decide, do we just call it quits? Go our separate ways? Or do we make one final effort at a mutually beneficial arrangement? I want my daughter back, victor. And I want her mother with her. If you can make that happen, I’ll get you the key. You’d better. I’ll get right back to the work immediately. Drew: You’re still living in port charles? Yeah, that’s right. My daughters and i stay with the quartermaines. How’d that happen? It’s a long story. I’m not really certain we have time for me to tell it right now, but what do you need from me? I was wondering if you’ve seen my daughter. Scout? Yeah, I’ve seen quite a lot of her. Well, she and danny are inseparable. They both have rooms at the quartermaines’. How is she? W-what’s she like? She’s lovely. She’s bright, she’s articulate. She’s inquisitive.

[ Chuckles ] Charlotte, my daughter, says she’s a bit of a tomboy, likes to climb trees, likes to go exploring with annabelle ii. I love that — I love that she’s got a dog — at least access to a dog, anyway. Charlotte, my daughter, dances ballet, so apparently, scout wants to dance ballet now, too. Let’s go. Okay, listen, you get out of this alive, alright? And if you find peter, kill him. I’m way ahead of you.

Crichton-clark, where roger barstow worked, was a sketchy organization, basically a front for some dirty ops for the wsb. Ooh, sounds ominous.

[ Chuckles ] The official story is that the place blew up and everyone with ties to it is either dead or in prison, but the official story could be wrong. Well, that would mean that the dirty op is still running… and barstow was a part of it. Maybe naomi dreyfus was, too. Maybe they killed her to keep her quiet and then killed barstow for the same reason. Maybe. There’s just no way to prove it. Well, finally, we’re making progress. We know that the plane crash was staged and peter august is the one who caused it. Dallas didn’t say anything about peter, though. No, but she did say that there was a third party involved who was able to pay. Besides, peter already admitted to causing drew’s crash. Just feel like there’s something we’re missing, you know, some kind of element that we haven’t seen yet. Peter couldn’t have done all this on his own. He had to have help. Okay, well, we don’t know who that person is, so can we not worry about that right now and just focus on peter? Peter’s a fugitive, and we have no idea where he sent drew. I don’t know… I don’t know drew could help us out. He’s obviously fighting to come home. Have you thought about what happens when he does? Take off the cuffs and wait outside. Uncle victor, alive and well, I see. Hmm. I must admit, I was anticipating a bigger reaction. Can thank my cell mate for that, can’t we? I wasn’t sure how much drew understood of his circumstances. Liesl obrecht filled him in on the high points, including your involvement. Where is she, by the way? Oh, she’s safe. Is she? Are you making assumptions? Because your friend peter august hates her, and he’s given up all semblance of self-restraint. That’s why I brought you here. I need your help. Why don’t we start with the circumstances that led to your disappearance? I was on a job interview. An expectant mother needed a nurse for the final weeks of her pregnancy and to help out once the baby was born. You remember her name? Maxie jones. I was supposed to go to her apartment, but the baby’s father contacted me and asked if we could meet ahead of time. I’m used to anxious partners, so I agreed. And the father’s name? Peter august. We met at the metro court. He seemed nice enough, a little type a, but that’s not unusual for first-time fathers. I answered his questions and left for the interview. I remember walking out of the hotel, turning onto van ness, and that’s it. The next thing I knew, I was in a cell. They didn’t tell me where or why. Who’s “they”? The guards and russel. Who’s russel? The man who runs the place. Russel knew I was a nurse and said I might as well be useful. He had me give basic first aid to the guards and eventually, to the other prisoner. There was another prisoner? He helped me escape. He said he’d been a navy seal and he could hold off the guards. What was his name? Drew cain. Scout, the tomboy ballerina.

[ Door opens ] You spineless bastard. Finally, you show your face.

Can I get you another one? Um, I would like one, but no, no. I better not.

[ Chuckles ] I was getting a little carried away there

[Chuckles] With all that espionage lingo and dirty ops. You know, you had a good theory going. It made a lot of sense.

[ Chuckles ] Maybe I missed my calling. Uh…well… I think you’re great at your calling. You’re a gifted doctor, portia. You help people. That’s got to make you proud, not to mention you raised a wonderful young woman.

[ Chuckles ] Well, there’s no argument there. But to be perfectly honest, um, part of the reason why I came here tonight is because I was just avoiding going home. Yeah, yeah, I can imagine it’s probably lonely with trina not there but living in the dorms. I spent 18 years parenting trina, guiding her, shielding her, lecturing her at times. But now it is my job to step back and to let her find her own way. Which I’m totally committed to doing. It’s, um… it’s just harder than I thought it was gonna be. Maybe I can help. Got another case for us to work on, or…?

[ Chuckles ] No, no more cases. I was thinking about dinner… maybe a club. We can check out the competition. I would like that. Yeah? Yeah, I would like that very much. Alright. Let’s go! Let’s go. Okay.

[ Keys jingle ] Tell me again how you escaped. It was drew’s idea. He said I had to earn the guards’ trust. He’d stolen a pen from russel. He was gonna use it to pick the lock on his handcuffs, but instead, he told me to turn him in. So I did. If you’re asking about scout, she’s gonna have to get to know her father all over again. If you’re asking about me, I’m starting to realize that… I didn’t have a child with drew. I had a child with a man who I thought was jason. Andrew cain is a man who grew up in a state home in sawyer and after high school went into the navy and became a seal. I don’t know him. When we were together… he didn’t know himself. You know, uh… three years ago, I wouldn’t have known what you’re talking about right now, but after going through what I went through… more or less, I think I get it. You know, the way dr. Kirk messed with my head… …that feeling of, like, you don’t have a sense of… yourself. You know, you don’t trust… yourself for who you are anymore. That’s, um… well, that’s terrifying. And the night you stopped me from killing peter, that was a turning point for me. You know, ever since then, I’ve been getting help from kevin and my mother and, uh… and you. It’s helped me find my way. Not back — there’s no going back, but… …helped me find my way forward. And that’s what drew is gonna have to do, as well. He’s gonna have to figure out who he is now and what he wants now. He’s gonna need help. And I will be there to help him… because he’s scout’s dad. The drew cain I thought I loved… doesn’t exist. In fact… …he never did. So did the ruse work? The guards trust you? Enough so that the next time they brought me to drew’s cell, I tricked the guard into coming inside. Drew knocked him out. We took his keys. We made it to the outside door. That’s when drew sent me on alone and went back to hold off the guard. He was so brave. You have to help him. Got to find him first. Yeah, anything you can tell us about the location of the compound — that would really help. Trying to remember the last time I saw you. Suppose it would’ve been cassadine island before I was sent off to school. I must have been 6. But you remember me. Not really, no — photographs, stories. You were the sane one, the surviving brother, but not for long, not if you’re working with peter august. You’re not gonna survive that. He’ll double-cross you. He’s already started. That’s why I need your help. Peter’s gonna kill us both unless we work together. It’s right by the ocean. That’s all I know. You may know more than you realize. Why don’t you just take us through what you did, everything you can remember.

[ Monitor beeping ] I got in the guard’s car and floored it. I was sliding all over the road, but I just kept going as fast as I could. I knew they’d be after me. I saw some lights in the distance. I drove toward them, but I missed a turn and drove into a ditch. I must have hit my head and blacked out. When I came to, I started walking toward the lights, and it was a little town, a little bar, some people out front. I-I told them my name. I said I was an american and I needed help. And then I woke up here. Do you have any idea how far the compound was from where you crashed? It’s hard to say. 20 miles? It was dark. I was just trying to stay on the road. You’ve been very helpful and incredibly brave. Mm-hmm. Yeah. I still don’t understand why this happened to me. Drew didn’t know, either. Who’s your suspect? It’s the last man that you met in port charles — peter august. I’d hate to have to shoot you, drew… but I will. Shooting an unarmed man in handcuffs — that’s definitely your style. I’m offended. You don’t want to thank me for keeping you alive all this time? You mean like you did with my brother? Come on, man. This is the same crap that you pulled with jason. You made the world think he was dead, and then you kept him on ice until you could use him. There were some complications with jason, but there won’t be with you. Go screw yourself, august. I’m a seal. You can’t force me to do anything. Wrong. You’re active. Soldier. Reporting for duty. You have a new mission.

[Waves crashing]

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[ Indistinct conversations ] You’re smiling. Does that mean you… approve? I look like a monte carlo jet-setter? My god, you look, uh… like you’re dressed to kill.

[ Chuckles ] Well, hopefully, it doesn’t come to that. As long as we find drew, right? I think a coin toss seems fair. Heads, I win. Tails, you win.

[ Indistinct conversations ] She’s all yours. Have fun. Hey, you. It’s me. Why didn’t you pick up? Anyway, come join me at this hot new club, the savoy. We have so much to celebrate. Ava’s finally leaving your life, and this time, it’s for good. How may I help you? Yes, it’s, uh, been quite the day, but I’m celebrating now. I’ll have a cosmo with a twist. And make it with your finest top-shelf vodka. You hated me because I left you. And then you wind up causing ava to do the same thing to her little girl. And for what?! There was no threat! We were happy. We were building a life, a family together, and we would have welcomed you into all of that. So why, spencer? Why would you do this? Do you hate me that much? No, no. No, I don’t — I don’t hate you, father. Then please tell me that this is all a horrible mistake — none of it’s true! What isn’t true? Ava. What are you doing here? I just had a very odd, very confusing encounter with esme. She seemed to think that you and I were headed to bora bora together. And then I spoke with trina, and she told me to get here as soon as possible. Obviously, I’ve walked in on something. Would either of you like to tell me what’s going on? Oh, nina. Hey. I was starting to think you took up permanent residence in that small town paradise of y-yours.

[ Chuckles ] You have no idea how good it is to see a friendly face. Whoa, nina, nina, w-what is it? What’s wrong? It’s just — I messed up, curtis, big time, maybe the biggest of my life. And the worst part is… I don’t know how to make it right. Willow: There is no way in the world I would consider that movie a romantic comedy. Oh, c’mon. I saw you laughing.

[ Chuckles ] Wait. Do you realize this is our very first date night since we got back together? Yeah, I promise you, it is the first of many. Next time, I’ll even let you pick the movie. Oh, deal.

[ Both chuckle ] And, uh, now that nina’s back in town, wiley has one more option as a babysitter. Actually, I wonder if everything’s okay with nina, ’cause she seemed a little, uh, off today. Wait, mom didn’t tell you guys? Tell us what? Uh, about nina. About what she did to all of us. How’d it go with dr. Sullivan? Uh, he put me back on my own — you know, the old prescription and, uh, says I’m doing good. That’s great. Mm. Is there something on your mind? Not something. Someone. Nina. What about nina? Maxie came by earlier. And she knew the name of the town where you’ve been this whole time, because nina… knew for almost a year that you were alive and didn’t tell anyone. And I know why.

You are really pulling off that formal wear. Who knew? Thanks — I think. It’s a compliment.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, okay. Really. It’s nice to see you out of your regular wardrobe. Thank you.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Uh… you look absolutely incredible in that dress. Well. Thank you. Whew. Uh, so, it’s a good thing sonny made it back to port charles, huh? Things are back to normal there, whatever that means. We were able to hop on a flight to the french riviera and follow up on that lead that harmony gave us. Shiloh’s fixer is somewhere in this casino. Yes. And short of finding peter, this dallas kirby guy is the best chance of finding drew. Well, harmony never said that she met dallas, so we’re gonna have to be pretty subtle about who we talk to. Okay. Okay. How do you want to smoke him out? Should we lose big at roulette? Or why? Why — why don’t we just win big instead? Mm-hmm. Right? Target in sight. Laurent: The dubai contingent is spending money like water. What now? I have an idea. Follow my lead. Nina: [ Sighs ] So there you have it. I kept sonny from his family for months, and I made an even bigger enemy of carly, and…

[ Sighs ] …I may never see my grandson again. You got to admit, that is an incredible story. But it does seem a bit shortsighted to think that you acted merely as revenge to hurt carly. So you haven’t lost all respect for me?

[ Scoffing ] Oh, please. No, look. We’ve all done things that we’re not proud of. Our motivations, uh, you know, those are complex. But I don’t buy that you set out to hurt anybody. No, i didn’t want to hurt anyone, but, curtis, people got hurt. And sonny is not the forgiving type. Nina… I know you’re a courageous woman, but I hope you know that, whatever happens, you’re not alone. Thank you for being so kind. I so appreciate it.

[ Clears throat ] Sorry to interrupt. But your instincts were right about this I.D.

[ Chuckles ] We’re gonna have a problem. Esme: Spence, I can’t believe you’re making me leave you a second message. Where are you? We did it. The wicked witch is dead. Come celebrate with me. Spencer: I was your stalker. The cockroach, the plastic hand, the vandalism to your gallery — it was all me. Nikolas: Oh, you’re leaving out part of the story. It wasn’t all you. You had help, like the burning of ava’s car. Whatever esme did, she did because I told her to. It was my idea. My agenda. I don’t understand. The — the cockroach was last february, right? So you would have been in school, right? In france. The truth is, I came back to port charles long before I announced my return to my family and my friends. I stayed in short-term rentals. I didn’t even use my real name. I told people I was victor.

[ Sighs ] I lied to keep my plan going, which was to get you out of my father’s life forever. But that isn’t all you did. You used my little girl as part of your plan. I was never going to hurt avery. Well, there’s no way I could have known that! You got in here undetected. The same at the metro court and the gallery. And what’s worse, you knew that kiki had been murdered. How could you make me fear for avery’s safety? I guess I didn’t consider all the possible ramifications. Ava, I don’t blame you if you hate me. Nikolas: And you did all of this so you could have me for yourself? I never knew my mother. And then when valentin shot you, I thought you were dead for three years, which made me an orphan. And then you went back on your word to testify against valentin. I was angry… and hurt… and alone. What I don’t understand is… why’d you stop? I was leaving. All of your wishes were about to come true. So why this eleventh-hour confession? Duty calls. Excuse me. Mm-hmm. Um, could you make sure that nina gets whatever she wants? On the house.

[ Mouths word ]

[ Laughs ] Congratulations. What am I, the thousandth customer, and my drinks are on the house? No, no, no, nothing like that. Congratulations on the best fake I.D. I’ve ever seen.

[ Laughs ] Fake? I’m flattered you think I’m that young. My secret? I use a great french moisturizer. Props on the confidence. You know, but if it comes down to keeping my liquor license or keeping your money, I’m going to keep my business. And I’m gonna go ahead and keep this fake I.D., Too. So here’s where I get to ask you to leave. Well, you can’t blame a girl for trying. The legal drinking age in france is 18. Feels so strange to be treated like a child here. Hmm.

[ Scoffs ] Well, a good, old fake I.D. Ooh. I suppose we all tried it once at that age.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. Where were we? Mm, we were talking about what a mess I made out of my life. But I’ve been talking about that for days, and I’m all talked out. Thank you for listening to me and being such a good friend. And now it’s time that I’m your friend. Joss, are you sure there hasn’t been some mistake? Look, I’ve always really liked nina. In fact, I was hoping that her and my dad would get back together. But there’s no mistaking what she did. We spent months grieving dad, thinking he was dead and — and — and we’re never gonna be able to see him again. Uh, how could she ignore that? And then she has the audacity to show up to our house and play with wiley, acting like nothing was wrong? Michael, michael, I know you’re upset.

[ Chuckles ] And you have every right to be. But maybe this explains what was going on with nina today. She’s probably afraid that was her last visit with wiley. Yeah, well, there’s — there’s a simple way to avoid that. You tell dad’s wife and kids that — that he’s still alive and that his — he lost his memory. That — that’s the right thing to do. Yeah, I know. Of course it is. But this situation is anything but simple. There’s the nelle factor. Your mom and jax figured out that nelle was nina’s daughter and kept that a secret. Do you think that’s why nina did it? Did she really risk everything just to get back at carly? What else did maxie say? She didn’t go into nina’s motives. She didn’t have to. It’s obvious. Nina blames me for what happened to nelle, and she blames me because michael and willow didn’t want her to see wiley. She retaliated by letting us all believe you were dead. I mean, it’s no mystery to why nina lied. Why did you let me hear the truth from maxie? Why didn’t you tell me that nina knew you were in nixon falls all this time?

[ Sighs ] What do you think? If that guy is dallas kirby, is that his informant or his date? I don’t know. Could be both. We got to find a way to separate the two of them so we can get him alone and convince him to cooperate with us. Kiss me. What? Just do it. Well, if that’s what it takes, sure.

[ Grunts ]

[ Gasps ] How dare you? So, last time we spoke, you and jordan talked about divorce. Any chance that you guys worked that out? Uh, you have missed a lot being out of town. Wait, what does that mean? Well, you know, um…

[ Sighs ] Jordan and I, we — we — we signed the divorce papers, and, uh, before the ink dried… …jordan was injured in the line of duty. Oh, my god. I am so sorry. Is — is she okay? Eventually, um, yeah. But because she has one kidney, it’s going to make that recovery complicated. She left town to seek treatment from a specialist up in albany. Oh. So, what’s the prognosis? Um, good, overall. Jordan’s made it clear to me that nothing’s changed and, um, she’s got it handled.

[ Chuckling ] Yeah, that sounds like jordan, doesn’t it? Yeah. So what about you? This change things for you? There’s been a lot to process over the last few days. Sonny turned up alive after all this time everyone thought he was dead, and then sonny got the mistaken notion that you and I were leaving town and taking avery with us. You asked me to do that weeks ago, and I refused. W-where would he get the idea that we were leaving with her? Apparently, esme told him. Yeah, I think spencer’s girlfriend might like to stir the pot. No, that’s not true. Esme was just doing what she thought that I wanted. But then when I saw that uncle sonny was going to have you beaten up by his bodyguards, I realized that I might lose the one thing that I wanted most. But now I’ve lost you, anyway.

[ Sighs ] All I can think about is how far you were willing to go to terrorize ava and to drive us apart. I know that there’s nothing that I can say to excuse what I’ve done. All I can say is how truly sorry I am. I hope you believe me. Oh, I believe you’re sorry. The question is, are you sorry for trying to destroy our happiness, or are you simply sorry that your plan failed? You know, when I think about how much willow and i went to bat for nina with mom, insisting that it was in wiley’s best interest to spend time with her — okay, spence, I don’t know whether I should be annoyed or worried that you haven’t called me back yet. Anyway, the plan’s changed. The savoy is out, and kelly’s is in. I’m waiting. Josslyn: I was always so nice to nina. I always made an effort to go up and talk to her. She was always sweet and friendly, but — why so serious? Who died? Fortunately, nobody. Oh, that’s right, because your stepdad turned up alive. I had the pleasure of meeting spence’s uncle earlier today. Mr. Corinthos is everything they say he is… and then some. We should get home to wiley. If nina’s still there — uh, nina reeves, editor-in-chief of crimson? I just ran into her at the savoy. She had on the most amazing outfit, nothing overstated, just low-key… thank you. …Fabulous? Was it something I said? No, esme. It’s something you did. When you came back home… after you got your memory back, you never told me the name of the town or that nina knew you were there. Because after, you know, everything, it — it didn’t seem that important. Oh. Nina lied to our faces. She kept us apart. Right. But when i walked through the door, I — you know, it was nonstop. I was focused on you and the kids, getting my life back. I don’t want to — I don’t want to even think about what happened in nixon falls and when I didn’t know who I was. Okay, okay. It’s just… nine months nina stole from us. Nine months. And when I saw her today, she was remorseful for about a minute. She was justifying her actions, blaming everything on me. Wait, wait, wait, wait. You — you talked to nina?

E hell’s the matter with you?What’s the matter with me? Yeah. What’s the matter with you? Me? You asked me here for a drink, and then all of a sudden, you treat me like a pretty, little plaything. Excuse me. Yeah, what’d you think was gonna happen? Is there a problem? Who wants to know? The name’s kirby. Dallas kirby. I’m the owner of the casino. Seeing jordan in that hospital bed, hurt and hopeless…

I got your attention …it brought me back to when she was rushed into the hospital to have her kidney removed, and I thought I was going to lose her. Aw. Did that makes you reconsider things? I mean, I’m not lobbying for an outcome here. I’m just asking.

[ Sighs ] I wish it was that simple. But jordan and I, we — we — we had issues that led us to signing those divorce papers. Yeah. What about portia? I know she was around. Things progressed with her? Yeah, uh…

[ Sighs ] I’m not sure. You know, we were exploring something. And then the jordan thing happened, so… nina, I don’t even know, you know? Uh, maybe — maybe she’s having second thoughts. Uh, she made it clear — and I don’t blame her — she made it clear that she’s not interested in a rebound romance. Yeah. Yeah, that could be it. Or she could be waiting until the timing’s better. I mean, nobody likes a rebound.

[ Chuckles ] Michael, it won’t do anyone any good if you make a scene. We’re not gonna stay long. I just want to hear nina explain how she knew that my father was alive for months but didn’t find it necessary to tell his family. Exactly what is it I’m supposed to have done? Exactly what we thought you would do. And by “we,” trina really means herself. This was all her brilliant idea, and it worked. Sounds like you really stepped in it with both feet. Maybe you could translate what they’re saying. I think trina can speak for herself. Do the words “bora bora” ring any bells? Bora bora. That’s where you said nikolas and ava were flying off to so they could be together. Oh, is that what you heard? But you said — that’s when you went up to my stepdad. Sonny corinthos. It wasn’t enough for you to repeat exactly what you heard. You added the juicy detail that nikolas and ava were going to take avery with them, knowing that would set sonny off and be the final nail in ava’s marriage. It was a really sneaky plan. I’m very happy to say it didn’t work. I know if I told you that I’d changed my mind and that I thought that you were a great fit for my father, nobody would believe me. So I’m just going to be honest. I still haven’t gotten over how you hurt our family when you decided not to testify against valentin. However, it is a lot easier to hate you from overseas. When I got back, and I saw how badly you were hurting, I — I wanted to stop. But I couldn’T. I can only hope that in time — that’ll be for me to decide, spencer. You know, spencer, if only you had just targeted me — but you didn’T. You brought my little girl into this. You used my love for avery to come between me and the father you claim to love. I know that I have my share of blame in this, too, alright? I caused the dominoes to start falling when I pretended to be dead. That’s how we show love in this screwed-up family. We tell ourselves we’re helping each other when really, we’re just hurting each other over and over. I told myself, I convinced myself that this was for you, just like you convinced yourself that your actions were for me. Can you see that? Can you understand that? Can you forgive me for just following tradition? No. No, I-I can’t forgive you. Not after what you did to the woman that I love and her daughter. But, dad, it was for you. No, I can’t have you…

[Sniffles] …In my house or my life. Get out. Dad… now!

[ Door opens, closes ] Yeah, I saw nina. I knew that she would be at the quartermaines’ trying to squeeze in a last-minute visit with wiley before all hell broke loose, and I was right. There she was, playing the doting grandmother, acting as if she didn’t steal a year of wiley’s life that he could have spent with his grandfather. I’m sure that wasn’t pleasant. No, it wasn’t pleasant, and I gave her hell for what she did. As far as I’m concerned, she got off easy. Define “easy.” Well, I was about to kill her, and then jason showed up. How did jason show up?

You’re dallas kirby? The casino isn’t my main focus. I consider it more of a hobby. But I do take interest in my guests. What’s your game of choice? Roulette? Baccarat? Laurent? I heard you two arguing. Maybe a cooling-off period will be good for both ofcan I buy you another drink? In the interest of keeping the peace? May I? Yeah. He’s all yours. Well, it looks like you were right on time. My date and I were having a bit of a misunderstanding. Uh, michael, this is not the time or place. You know, h-how could you show up at the house and make this big show about how much you care about your grandson when you’ve been lying to all of us, making us believe that wiley’s grandfather was dead? Look, I get it. You hate my mom. You know, she doesn’t deserve it, but she can defend herself. And maybe you think that wiley and donna are too young to understand. But for me, for josslyn, for dante, kristina, it was pure hell. I mean, what about avery? I mean, she’s just a little — a little girl, and you robbed her of almost a year with her father. Willow: Keeping sonny away from his family all that time, I just can’t justify it. Now, hold on, hold on. Now, the both of you had your say, and now I’m going to have mine. I’m the new girl in town, and you all claim to be spence’s friends. So when cameron told me that nikolas and ava were running away together, it didn’t occur to me that he was lying. And of course I assumed that ava wouldn’t leave without her daughter. And this whole time, the three of you were conspiring to set me up. Right. Because we’re the ones that helped spencer stalk ava. What happened when sonny found nikolas and ava? Spencer showed up. And so did his conscience. Uh — finally. Wait, s-spence was there? Yeah, and he was tired of lying — to his father, to mr. Corinthos. He confessed to everything. Everything? He must have been out of his mind. No. I wasn’t out of my mind. I just told the truth. And? What did your father say? He kicked me out. He never wants to see me again. Are you sure this is what you want? You’re what I want. I know that. And I almost lost you because of spencer. He is a very hurt and very angry young man. Don’t tell me you’re thinking of forgiving him, after everything he did to you.

[ Sighs ] I just wish there was another explanation. Just knowing that it was your son all along… from now on, he’s dead to me. Don’t ever say that. Josslyn was with me when maxie told me everything, and I took off, so I guess josslyn freaked out. She called jason, and he had spinelli track my phone. I’m so grateful… that jason was there to take care of you. We talked a little bit at the cemetery. You did? What’d he say? He said — you know him. He doesn’t want to take any credit.

[ Both chuckle ] I’m marrying jason, who I love and trust completely, and I’m so excited, even though I have no idea what’s coming.

[ Laughs ] Well, whatever it is, you have the perfect partner to handle it with. And together, jason and i can handle anything. Sonny: You know, standing in front of a grave with your name on it is surreal. But it also reminds you of… how lucky you are to be able to come back to the woman you love.

[ Voice breaking ] I’m the lucky one. I thought I’d lost you forever. And instead, I — instead, w-we can forget the past and just, you know, concentrate on… something else. What? What? You and me. That’s all that matters.

[ Sighs ]

May I take you out to the terrace? The view is amazing. Sure. When in monte carlo…

[ Chuckles ] Your lady friend is in good hands with laurent. Perfect manners. Very old money. I hope I’m in good hands, as well. Well, I’m definitely not old money, but my very italian mother taught me some very old-school manners.

[ Chuckles ] Can I ask you, where did, uh, the name “dallas” come from? “Austin” was taken.

[ Both chuckle ] So, what brings you to my casino? You do. I just didn’t know that dallas kirby would be… a beautiful woman. Why were you looking for me? Well, I had a bit of a score to settle with the owner here. Um, wasn’t a big fan. But when I found out there was a new owner, I thought I’d see if it was an improvement. And, uh, you definitely are. Well. Flattery will get you everywhere. But I hope you know, rudge is history. Well, that’s good. Maybe you and I can make some history of our own. Why don’t we move this conversation upstairs to my room? You know, it’s like you read my mind. After you. Nina knows that she messed up, and she knows that you could cut wiley out of her life forever. Well, we agree on that much. Okay, but is that what’s best for wiley? Haven’t you ever messed up, either one of you? I know I have. God knows I have. We all have. So I’m not asking for a pass here for nina. But I am asking you to give her a second chance to make up for all the hurt that she’s caused and to make your little boy’s life just that much better by having two grandmothers in his life. But if all you want to do is punish nina, well, maybe you should think about the fact that… you’re in danger of punishing your son, too. C’mon, spence, I’m sure that’s not true. Once I explain everything — haven’t you done enough? Guys, lay off esme. After what she’s done? She did it for me. I wanted ava gone, and esme tried to help me make that happen. Nice work, joss. Thanks to you and your minions, spence has now been banished from the castle.

[ Chuckles ] And that’s all you really care about, right? I cared enough to help spence try and win his father back. Yeah? How’d that work out for you? See, we’re his real friends, which is why we had to do something before he dug himself into a deeper hole. Yeah, why didn’t you do that? I can’t take this anymore. Trina: Spencer, wait.

[ Sighs ] Go on. Let me have it. I deserve every insult you can throw at me. You still don’t get it, do you? Yes, I’m furious. You scared the hell out of me with that fake blood. But, no, I don’t enjoy seeing you like this. Maybe esme does. Maybe it makes her feel needed. But not me. I wish we could turn back the clock to the first day we met. If I had known you were spencer, not victor, and I had known what you were really planning, maybe I could have talked you out of it before you hurt ava and your dad, before you hurt yourself more than anyone. Ava: I understand that you’re angry with spencer, and you’re disappointed, and you should be. But you’re lucky. Unlike mine, your child is still alive. And with enough time, everything can be forgiven. I don’t want to talk about spencer anymore, not after everything we learned tonight. Let’s talk about our new reality. Like there was never really any actual stalker…

[Chuckling] And our lives were never really in danger, and more importantly, avery’s life was never really in any danger? And there is no reason for a divorce. Or for you to leave. Ever.

[ Sighs ] It feels so good to be in your arms. It’s as if the nightmare for the past nine months never happened.

[ Chuckles, sniffles ] I missed you so much, I didn’t — I didn’t know how much. You hear — you hear that? No. Donna and avery are asleep, and josslyn’s at her dorm. I don’t hear anything. Exactly. I’m sor– am I — am — is this — am I rushing it? ‘Cause I don’t want to — I don’t want to rush it. No. We’ve lost too much time as it is.

[ Lock clicks ] What are you drinking? Uh, I’ll have a scotch. A man after my own heart. I save this blend for special occasions. I think this is one. To new friends. I’ll drink to that.

[ Glasses clink ] Trina, I just — I just want to tell you — cameron: Hey, are you ready to go, trina? Or cam and I can go alone. Trina, remind me never to underestimate you again. Let’s go.

[ Sighs ] I don’t even know where to go from here. Is my father going to cut me off again? Am I going to have to crawl back to my grandmother’s? Don’t worry. No matter what happens, you still have me. We can fix this. This is a copy of our divorce papers. Mm. What do you want to do with them? Well, I suppose we ought to keep that fire going. We wouldn’t want the house to get cold, would we? I like the way you think. I’m warmer already. Can I, uh, take you home? Oh, that’s — that’s very sweet of you, but you’ve already taken enough fire for me already.

[ Voice breaking ] And I can’t afford to lose the only friend that I have left. What nina did was cruel, maybe even criminal. But is it in wiley’s best interests to try and cut her out of his life?

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Oh, I hope what the hell is this? You barge into my house, and you try to intimidate me with your goons? You see, your problem is your sense of entitlement. You think you can take anything anytime you want. Sonny, I don’t have any idea what you are talking about. You are lucky that I didn’t come home a day later, ’cause i wouldn’t have stopped until you were dead. What’s up? You both got texts. Is it joss? Yeah. Something going on? You tell me. How much did nina tell you about her life in nixon falls? Enough to confirm that she knew that sonny was alive and well the whole time, and she didn’t tell me or sonny’s family. Why, is there more? What else is nina keeping from me? What could be worse than keeping my husband from me, jax? Maxie: Nina. Hi. Thank you for finally answering my texts. I must have sent you like a gazillion. 22. I’m sorry, maxie. I did. I silenced my phone. I just didn’t want any interruptions. I was with wiley, and my time with him is beyond precious right now. I take it carly found you? That she did. And if carly has her way, which she usually does, I’ll never see my grandson again. You’re outside? The brisk night air makes me feel alive.

[ Sighs ] Well, you know…

[Chuckles] We city folk don’t understand you mountain folk, because, you know, we got the sense god gave a goose. When it gets cold, we go inside. Says the man who fell to earth. How you feeling? I’m indestructible. Glad to hear it. And I’m glad that you called. You have news concerning the lawsuit contesting edward’s will? Yeah, yeah, I knew the quartermaine lawyers were going to try and pull one in pre-trial, so I-I swatted them like horseflies. You are on the docket. Cool. Two weeks, you’ll be in court. Fantastic. And the letter that chase found from edward’s lawyer, uh, will prove that it was edward’s intent to include my father in the will. Yeah, they — they tried to block it from being put into evidence. But they failed, because, you know, edward died before jimmy lee holt was put into the will. So we have to prove that was edward’s intent. And my father will finally be recognized as a quartermaine. Yes, and if we win, you will get your proper elq shares. However, we are dealing with the quartermaines. So before we start doing the jig, know that with them, always expect… …the unexpected. Ned: Unacceptable! There’s always more we can do. So I suggest you and our overpriced legal team pull an all-nighter and come up with at least five more strategies. I’ll look forward to hearing them all tomorrow morning. Good night, candace. There you are. Ah, there you are. Ah. Ah, I’m so happy to be home. You may not feel that way when I’m through with you. No reply? Your victory speaks for itself? Although I suppose it’s a rather hollow victory, isn’t it? You may have blown up my marriage, but I can go anywhere I want to in the world. And you can’t even get out of that chair. You are all trespassing on my property, and I want you out of here now! With everything going on in my life, I don’t need this right now. But I am not leaving here until we have an understanding.

You’re right, carly. Nina keeping sonny from you was inexcusable. But that’s really all that needs to be said about it. You dodged a bullet, okay? Be grateful, because nina would destroy your life. Alright, yeah.

[ Door opens ] Mom. Did jason find you? Carly: Yes. I’m so sorry I worried you. No. No, I-I wasn’t worried. In fact, I feel bad about meddling. I know that you always say jason’s the best at making you think things through. He is, and I’m glad that you felt you could reach out to him, okay? Yeah. Did mom tell you about nina? How she knew that sonny’s been alive for months? Yeah, I was pretty surprised when I found out. Look, dad, I know that you really cared about nina. But lying to everyone for all those months, leaving us here to think that sonny was dead when he wasn’t — I mean, I don’t even understand how she’s capable of doing something like that. This woman gave me a graduation present. Well, sometimes unhappy people do desperate things. Yeah, okay. Hey. Hey. I hope that I didn’t make a mistake bringing maxie over and dumping that on you after everything else. It’s just been one shock after the other. I’m sure your head is spinning. Listen to me. I am grateful. You did the right thing. I prefer to know the truth. I just wish that he had come back one day earlier, before the wedding, before everything else. Yeah, me, too. Are you guys fighting again? I am so sorry, nina. I tried to avoid telling carly, but josslyn could tell I was holding something back. No, I understand. I do. You were under a lot of pressure, and josslyn’s a lot like her mother in that respect. She won’t take no for an answer. No, she won’T. And once josslyn set things in motion, I realized that if I was carly, I would want to know, and I didn’t really have the right not to tell her. It’s fine. It’s fine. I knew it was only a matter of time before carly found out. Okay, well, I-I didn’t tell her everything. I didn’t even mention a hint of romance between you and sonny. Yeah. I actually don’t think that she knows. And she was already breathing fire when she yelled at me, and god knows I wasn’t going to fill her in on the details. I — I think that it is sonny’s job to tell carly what happened between us. Why do you think sonny hasn’t mentioned it to carly already? Well? Start talking. You know, I can’t think of anything I’ve done to upset you. Not me. Olivia. Oh. I definitely noticed an uptick in slamming doors lately. What did you do? Why do you assume I am to blame? Aren’t you supposed to be on my side? I am. Consider this a little tough love. Look, dad, I don’t want you to be a jerk to olivia and — and lose her again. I thought you guys were doing better, you know, on the road to reconciliation. So did I. But after leo ran off in the hospital and austin found him, things have changed. Changed how? Okay, I only bring this up because a child’s life could be affected. So, austin said — who cares what austin said? I knew this guy would cause trouble. As stimulating as this conversation is, I really do have to go. Oh, good luck with that whole “blinking in morse code” thing. I’m so glad you’re alive. I used to wish you were dead. But this is so much better. Goodbye, ryan. Esme. W-what are you doing here? So what? It’s a photo of esme meeting my uncle sonny. Scroll down. Joss said that esme spoke to mr. Corinthos for a bit, and afterwards, when he left, he wasn’t happy. And now here he is. Looking for your dad with two scary-looking dudes. Why are you in my house issuing threats? Oh, it’s — it’s not a-a threat. It’s a promise. You and ava aren’t taking avery from me, and if you try, you will pay. Maybe whatever happened to you while you were away is having an effect, but you are not making any sense. It doesn’t matter where I was or what happened to me. And I’m glad I got here in time to hear about your plans to run off with ava and avery. That was months ago. Uh — no, ava refused to leave. Why are you bringing that up now? I heard about the plane tickets from spencer’s girlfriend! You’re saying esme told you about this? No, she must have got something wrong. Let me go get spencer.No, no, you got it all wrong. Running away is a pattern with you. Always has been. But let me tell you something. You and ava are not taking avery from me. She’s staying here. And I’m going to make sure of it.

I am confused. You just told me that the letter was entered into evidence, and the quartermaines set up a bunch of road blocks, but you plowed right through them. So what is it that they can do? It’s up to the court at this point, no? Yeah, but the — the quartermaines have a lot of influence in this town, a-and they like to throw that weight around to get what they want. I don’t know about that. I’ve spent a little bit of time with both michael and ned, and I find them both to be pretty reasonable men. Reasonable? Yeah. Michael handed over the letter. Don’t forget that. And I have every confidence that both he and — he and ned are going to come around in the end. Listen, I-I don’t mean to rain on your parade, but I’ve dealt with the quartermaines for a long, long time. They are a tricky bunch. They are very stubborn, and they’re very devious. And they learned that from old edward himself. I can be stubborn, too. And I can be very convincing when I’m right. In fact, the other day, I had a conversation with ned. And I think I got through to him. This isn’t about austin. It’s about leo. What does austin have to do with leo? That’s what I’m trying to tell you. Fine. Proceed. So, austin noticed some of leo’s behaviors and spoke to me about them as a medical professional. He was concerned and thought that leo could benefit from seeing a specialist. Specialist? For what? To see if leo is on the autism spectrum. Mrs. Cassadine. Hi. I didn’t expect to see you here. Likewise. I’m hoping to speak to someone about possibly interning here. Uh, at spring ridge? I’m very interested in psychology. Um, spence and I are auditing some classes at pcu, and I thought some, uh, real-world experience would be good. Wow. Well, you would certainly be diving into the deep end.

[ Chuckles ] Well, yes. It is a prison, but it’s minimum security, and there are some unusual cases here. I sincerely hope you don’t mean ryan chamberlain. Oh! That’s right. Uh, he was your fiancé once. You need to stay far away from him, do you hear me? But my understanding is he’s locked in. Uh… he can only blink. So, y-you know about his condition? Everyone does. I-it’s very fascinating.

[ Chuckles ] And he’s hardly a threat. Ryan chamberlain is always a threat. As long as he can communicate, even by blinking, he can mess with your head. I had no idea. Well, you do now. Consider yourself warned. What makes you think spence’s dad is going to bora bora? Well, I was — I was talking to trina, and she said she booked two first-class tickets for mr. Cassadine and ava. You know, to celebrate calling off their divorce. Ava: I have to go. Excuse me. Ava! Um… may I call you ava? I just want to say I’m really happy for you. Why? I hear bora bora is beautiful. Uh, technically, I guess I’m — I’m going to an island, but not bora bora. Why did you think I was going there? Sonny made it very, very clear that he didn’t owe me an explanation, that his loyalty and his priority is with his family. Wait, you saw sonny? I thought we agreed you were going to let him settle back in with carly and let the dust clear. No, we did agree that, and I intended to do that. Uh, I went to the cemetery to see j, and… I ran into sonny looking at his grave site. Oh, how’d that go? He said to me that mike didn’t exist, so what we had wasn’t real. Okay, nina, sonny is going to go back to his old life. I know that. My head understands that. But my heart is confused. It’s just painful. You’re probably not the only one who’s confused. Sonny can’t pretend that his time with you wasn’t real. I mean, he has to care for you on some level. Which is probably why he didn’t tell carly about the two of you. Sonny might not want to admit it, but he’s protecting you.

[ Grunts ] You’re making a mistake! Let him go! Uncle sonny, stop this. Spencer, it doesn’t concern you. Of course it concerns me. He’s my father. What is going on here? Sonny is not in his right mind. He thinks that ava and i are running away with avery. You’re mistaken. F-father and ava are leaving. They’re not taking avery. I-it’s funny, ’cause he was — he claimed he wasn’t leaving.

[ Laughs ] I wasn’t! We — we aren’T. I don’t have any idea where any of this is coming from. Shut up. Stop lying. Let’s go. Get him outta here. No, no, no! Wait! Okay, spencer, your — your dad and I, we’re just going to have a little conversation. That’s all. Just show him the tickets, and he’s going to see that avery wasn’t going with you guys. There are no tickets. Okay, but cam said that you guys were already on your way — look, we lied about the tickets!We’re so, so sorry!

Nd sonnyhave never really gotten along, but we’re really happy that he’s alive and well. No, I’m really happy that he’s alive, too, sweetheart. Hey. Your father and I are always going to be there for you, no matter what’s going on, okay? You know that. Yeah, mom, I know. I’ve been hearing that my whole life. But I am old enough now to realize when there’s tension between the two of you. And whether you like it or not, it affects me. Okay. You know what? You’re — you’re right. Your mother and i were discussing sonny. Discussing him? How? Uh, when I suspected that sonny might be in nixon falls, I went there myself to check it out. And that’s when I confronted nina, and she confessed to everything. And then after sonny was in the fire, he got his memory back, and that’s when I-I offered him my jet to — to take him home. Well, good. Thank you. But why is there tension over that? Because your mother feels that if I would have told her about my hunch that sonny was alive, that she would have postponed the wedding to jason. Right? And I’m trying to understand why your father kept his hunch to himself. Right? Well… isn’t it better with it all out in the open?

[ Sighs ] Uh, he hasn’t told carly because he hasn’t had a chance, you know? He’s busy — no, really. He’s busy reconnecting with her and his family. I don’t know. I know. If he’s protecting anyone, he’s protecting carly. He knows her anger, and he probably doesn’t want it getting the best of her. Seriously. Don’t give me that look. I can see — okay. Austin: Hello again. Hi! Hi. Austin, uh, this is nina, my sister-in-law. Nina, this is austin, the doctor who helped deliver louise. Mm. Nice to meet you. Well, it’s an honor to meet you, and thank you for helping out my beautiful sister-in-law and her baby. It was a pleasure. I only wish I could have done more to keep them both safe. Are you kidding? You kept them alive, and I will forever be grateful that you were there that night. Yeah, me, too. You know, your sister-in-law, she’s kind of a superhero.

[ Sighs ] She gave birth, and then like moments later, she’s running through the woods, baby in arms. She’s feisty. Ooh. You’re feisty. He’s only saying that because I yelled at him. I was in pain, and he called me ma’am. I am truly sorry for that. But I’ve learned my lesson, miss maxie. It will never happen again. I promise.

[ Chuckles ] Austin claimed leo is autistic? No, no, just — no, he was careful not to offer a diagnosis. That’s what the specialist would do. Uh, because that’s a specialist’s job, not austin’S. Okay — uh, austin’s not even leo’s doctor. I mean, it’s a good thing, because he obviously doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Has — has leo’s pediatrician said anything? No. And you went to olivia with this nonsense. That’s why you guys are on the outs. It’s not nonsense. I’ve done a little research on my own, okay? And I’m still, you know, learning the correct terminology, but I think leo is exhibiting some signs. Like what?

[ Sighs ] Well, like have you ever noticed how hard it is to get leo’s attention, especially when he’s focused on a toy? So the kid has a good attention span. That’s — that’s a reason to worry? He rarely makes eye contact. He’s shy, dad. Well, that’s what olivia says. But what if we’re missing something, okay? What if leo just sees the world differently than we do? Shouldn’t we know that? Shouldn’t we give him what he needs? What leo needs is for you to stop falling for austin’s mind games. Somebody has to start talking. There were no tickets. It was part of our plan. We were just trying to catch esme and spencer. Well, it was more like my plan. But we had no idea that esme — but I never meant for any of this to happen. Oh, so you tricked me? It was for your own good. Okay, okay. Take a breath, alright? Start again. Cam, joss, and I — josslyn was in on this?

[ Sighs ] We told esme and spencer that ava asked me to get them tickets to bora bora, so they’d think that nikolas and ava ran away together. But we never said avery was going with them. Esme made that up. Aren’t you guys too old for pranks? Mr. Corinthos, this wasn’t a prank. We were trying to prove that esme and spencer were behind ava’s stalking. We’ve been down that road. Spencer couldn’t have been ava’s stalker. You guys were at the party. I’m disappointed in both of you and josslyn, as well. You both owe spencer and all of us an apology. I’ll be speaking to your parents about this. And I’ll also take an apology from you, sonny. Or if you’re not man enough, you can just get the hell out of my house. Don’t press your luck. It’s not luck. You were wrong. Okay, stop. That’s enough. I’m the one who owes everyone an apology. They were right. I did it.

It ever occur to youthat austin might be trying to split your focus, you know, cause a rift in the family? Think about it, dad. If you’re busy worrying about leo, maybe you’ll drop the ball on austin’s case. I am not dropping anything. I have navigated takeovers and tricky mergers under far worse conditions. Oh, just like michael navigated a-a takeover while he was busy fighting for custody of wiley? Oh, wait, he didn’T. That was you who was in charge when valentin became ceo. Austin is no valentin cassadine. Yes, he may be trying to sneak in through the back door, but he is not using leo to do it. Really? Am I concerned about leo? Yes. Is he my priority? Yes. But I am handling this lawsuit. Speaking of which, how’s that going, by the way, hmm? Well, I just spoke to candace, our head attorney, on the phone, and a court date has been set. Wow. So austin is actually making progress. Uh, nothing is a done deal.

[ Sighs ] But this court battle is a completely separate thing than leo’s health. You sure about that? Because austin doesn’t seem to be. Brook lynn? What? Be honest with me. We have all seen how leo is completely antisocial. I mean, he doesn’t really have any friends. He prefers to play by himself. So do a lot of kids. It doesn’t mean he has autism. Agreed. But it can’t hurt to have him just checked out. I just don’t think austin is making things up. Right. He’s just distorting what he observed over a whopping 20 minutes with leo just to frighten and scare you, and distract you, might I add. Austin doesn’t care about leo, dad. He only cares about number one. Alright, I need to get going, okay? It’s been a really, really long day. Thank you for the conversation. Are you sure you don’t want to talk more? Yeah, I don’t want to talk anymore, okay? How about this? How about I call you in the morning? And I really want to see james, alright? Nice meeting you. Likewise.

[ Clicks tongue ] Oh, oh. Well, look who’s back in town. Hi, scott. Ugh, hi to you, too. Now, why did you go get your aunt involved with peter august? He was blackmailing you. Now liesl is god knows where. Uh, I was gassed and chucked out of a plane like a sack of potatoes. I-I didn’t mean to put aunt liesl in danger. I just asked for help. The plan was her idea. Well, it may have been, but peter august found out. Now she’s in danger. I just — I just keep telling myself that my aunt is more than capable of taking care of herself. No. No, no, no, no. See, she doesn’t have do that, because I’m in charge now, and I’m going to find her. Do you mind if I join you? With your ex lurking out there somewhere, you might not want to be alone. Okay, I don’t want to take advantage of your chivalry under false pretenses, so you should know there are two plainclothes cops outside keeping an eye out for peter. No kidding. Oh, but just because I don’t need you to guard me doesn’t mean I wouldn’t enjoy your company.

And every now and then, you smile I’m sorry. Uh, trina wasn’t supposed to say anything, was she? I get it. You and nikolas want to keep it secret. But, I mean, you don’t have to worry about me. I’m, uh, practically family. I don’t have the slightest idea what you’re talking about. You, uh, leaving town? What about it? You know, I probably got it wrong. I can be so ditzy sometimes. Just, uh, forget I said anything. Yes. Well… goodbye. I’m really glad that I ran into you. You know, I’m only at dad’s to pick up my laundry. I’m pretty sure your dad only installed that washer and dryer just to lure you here. It’s very possible. Well, you could call me spoiled, or you could say that by bringing my laundry here, I am freeing the machines near the dorms for students who don’t have family within a 5-mile radius. That’s my girl. Mm. Are you going back to the dorm tonight? Yeah. Cam, trina, and I, we’re… working on a project. Spencer, you don’t have to say anything. Just stay out of it. No, no. Let him talk. I was the stalker. The reason I knew about ava getting the cockroach for valentine’s day wasn’t because I found it online. It was because I sent it to her. And the bear and the creepy letters and the vandalism to the art studio. I’m sorry, trina. Spencer… I wanted ava out of our lives. I mean, she already betrayed me once when I needed her to testify against valentin. How could I ever trust her after that? How could we ever trust her after that?! I mean, really?

[ Cellphone ringing ] The night of your party, ava’s car was set on fire. It couldn’t have been you. That was esme.

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone chimes ] The grounds are all secure. Great. We’re going out. But dr. Quartermaine said we all get dessert. I’ll buy you a cookie. We’ll call bailey’s nanny on the way. Here, you drive. Leo. Hey. Kind of late for you to be up playing, isn’t it? What’s the matter? Leo? Can’t sleep? Jax: You know, it was the pasta sauce that trina gave you and your reaction that tipped me off. Plus, I thought I saw sonny nixon falls right after I was shot. You did? Yeah, and, uh, well, nina — nina convinced me that I was dreaming. Wait, she lied to you after you got shot trying to protect her? I — god. I cannot believe nina. God, this is so twisted. I-I don’t think she was acting out of malice. No, who cares why she did it? We spent nine months thinking sonny was dead when he wasn’T. No, you’re right. You’re right. What nina did was unforgivable. So does this mean you’re over her? For good this time? I’m really glad that you and my aunt found each other. I really missed a lot being in nixon falls. Yeah, with sonny. Maxie explained it all to me, how peter august was blackmailing you. Great. So you think I’m horrible, too, keeping sonny away from his family all this time. No, no, no. I-I — hey. I don’t judge anyone. I just felt that it was much more enjoyable in port charles without sonny corinthos. I wish you would have kept him in that podunk town. We’d all be better off. Well, obviously, scott, not everyone feels that way. Sonny, he’s a really good guy, and he was missed. And his loved ones are thrilled to have him back. Ohh. Don’t tell me you’ve fallen for him, too. Esme torched ava’s car? Only because I told her to. She went along with my plans out of a sense of loyalty to me. It was my idea. I’m responsible. Just me. You know, I heard about that bear with ryan’s voice. You — you left it for avery? It was — it was never my intention to scare her. I was trying to scare ava. Yeah, but you used my daughter. Your cousin. You implied that there was a threat. Yeah, but — but there wasn’T. Alright. You know what? I’m gonna — I’ll — I’ll take this up with you later. And, hey. We’re done for now. I’ll, um — I’ll give you guys some privacy. I just saw mr. Corinthos and his men leave. I thought he’d still be mad, but he just said, “thanks, trina.” Why do you look so unhappy? Spencer confessed. Wasn’t that the plan? Yeah, but didn’t you see the look on his face? How could I be happy about that? Yeah. It’s seriously messed up. We should tell joss, and we should also leave. No. Not until she gets here. Dad. Say something. Please.

U were terrified the nightthat louise was born. I remember. And I believe that you were terrified when you found out that peter had been spotted. And from what I’ve come to learn about peter august, y-you have every right to be terrified. And yet here you are, living your life, in spite of everything that’s happened. You have real courage, maxie. Don’t give me too much credit. I was terrified that peter would come back for me somehow. But now that I’ve had time to think and prepare my mind, I assure you, if he comes for me, he won’t get the best of me this time.

[ Sighs ] Have a seat. Order whatever kind of dessert you think monica would like. Brook lynn! Isn’t it a little late for deception business? Stay out of my family’s business. You are my family.

[ Chuckles ] I know what you’re up to, and it’s not going to work. Um, brook lynn? I think at this point, it’s up to the courts to decide that. This isn’t about your lawsuit. Stop trying to use leo to distract my father. I would never use a child. Ever. I just want what’s best for leo. Well, leo is none of your concern. You might have quartermaine dna, but you are not family. Far from it. You know, sometimes I have trouble sleeping. But I have to keep trying, because I have to get up and go to work in the morning, just like you have to get up and go to school, right? I want to play. I know you do. But you need your sleep. We all do. Hey, why did you get out of bed? Did you have a bad dream?

[ Humming ] Leo? You can tell me. What’s the matter? Leo. Leo. Sorry about the delay. Thought ava would never leave. You want me to say something? And what would that be? Spencer, you hated me because I left you. And then you wind up causing ava to do the same thing to her little girl?! And for what?! There was no threat! We were happy. We were building a life. We were building a family together, and we would have let you into all of that. So why? Why would you do this? Do you hate me that much? No, fa– no, father, I don’t hate you. Okay, then please tell me that this is a horrible mistake and that none of this is true! What isn’t true? Scott, really? Well, now, you’re not the first girl that has fallen for sonny’s dimples, slicked-back hair. He’s bad news. I’m going to leave it at that. You’re wrong about sonny. And you’re wrong about me. Here. Why are you giving me this? Why are you giving me your card? Because sonny is very, very dangerous. And you know who’s more dangerous? Carly. So, you’re going to have two courses of action. One would be legal. The other would be…

[ Squelching ] Yeah. Watch out.

[ Door closes ]

[ Footsteps ]

[ Sonny sighs ] You started without me? Yeah.

[ Sighs ] I got your text about dr. Sullivan. How’d it go? He got me — got me back on my old prescription. And he says I’m doing well. That’s good. Something on your mind? Not something. Someone. Nina.

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We missed you two at breakfast. Re oh, she knew. She knew the whole time sonny was alive. We got married, and she knew. Hey, hey. You can’t “burn her life down.” Oh, you watch me! Why? And let nina be the victim after all the hell she’s put everybody through? Nina deserves to pay, jason! You sh– you’re right. So stand back and let her pay the consequences. Let people hate her the way she deserves. Ugh! Isn’t it more satisfying that she loses everything and has only herself to blame? Fine. I’ll back off. What? Why — why are you looking at me? I just — I want — I want you to mean what you’re saying right now. I get it, okay?! I get it. If I go after ni na, she’s gonnamake me out to be the bad guy, and I can’t go down that road again, all right? I just — she’s so lucky that you got here. Joss told me.

[ Sighs ] So I had your phone tracked. Oh, josslyn. She must be so worried and confused. Her exact words were that she thought she was meddling, but she thought things might escalate. Yeah. [ Scoffs ] Well, she was right. Can you believe that nina knew sonny was alive?

[ Sighs ] Sonny told me. He was — he was gonna tell you. I can’t believe what’s happening. I gotta go. I gotta go. Okay, hol– wher– wherever you’re going — wherever you’re going — I’m not gonna go anywhere near nina. What the hell happened? Or is it about to happen?

[ Sighs ] Come on. Come on over here. You owe me a rematch. I don’t know what the point is. You’re gonna lose. Ouch. Okay, well, bet you can’t beat me at backgammon. I have an idea — why don’t you tell me what’s going on with hayden’s investigation? You said we were a good team. Okay — okay, this may come as a surprise to you, alexis, but we don’t always have to be on a mission, right? Sometimes, I just — I just come here for the company. Maybe the company doesn’t find it very exciting to keep beating you at checkers, so let me be your sounding board. Maybe I can help you find out who really tried to kill hayden. That you’re coming home soon makes me happy. So, how are you and martin getting along? Any sibling rivalry over the tv remote? Hah! Well, that’s good. Glad he knows his place. Yes, spencer has settled back into wyndemere. Hopefully, he and nikolas have smoothed things over. No, I’m afraid not. Ava is still leaving port charles. I haven’t left yet. I still have some unfinished business. What are you talking about, spencer? What could you have possibly done to make you feel like you don’t deserve a relationship with your own father?

[ Sighs ] Look, I have known you a long time. I’ve seen you at your best, I’ve seen you at your worst, and a lot of those times, the worst outweighed the best. But I hope you know I’ll always be there for you, no matter what you’ve done. That’s easy for you to say. I’ve been at boarding school in europe while you and joss hung out pc high. I have changed. We all have. Oh, please. If you want to make a list and compare the terrible things that we’ve done, trust me — I’m in no position to judge.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, you might not. But trina? She’s a whole other story. Yeah, I mean, but who says that she has to know? Can you really make that promise? And what about josslyn? The three of you are pretty tight. They only have to know what you want them to know. Okay. Okay. I gotta admit, it’s been killing me.

[ Doorbell rings ] Expecting anyone? Whoever it is, I’ll send them packing. Surprise! How can I help you? Mr. Corinthos, I’m esme prince, spencer cassadine’s girlfriend. I thought you’d like to know that spencer is back in port charles. Spencer’s here? When did he arrive? What’s he been up to? He came earlier this summer to surprise his dad. And it’s been one eventful reunion. Is spencer in trouble? Spence isn’t, but, uh… his father might be.

ght you’d be gladto see me, given our history. Hey, cam. Didn’t think you’d be here. Why didn’t security tell me you were arriving on the launch? He remembered I had vip status from your party. Knew I’d always be welcome. Am I interrupting? Cam and i were just catching up. Of course I’m always happy to see you, trina, but why didn’t you call first? Good question. I need to show ava these documents before she takes off for bora bora with your dad. Ava’s not here.

[ Clears throat ] Neither is my father. Sounds like you should be looking for them at the airport. Uh, yes, you heard right. Ava just arrived, and it looks like she’d like to have a talk. I will. You, too. Love you. Uh, well, laura wishes you safe travels and wants me to tell you that this is not goodbye, that she expects you to return to port charles once the police find your stalker. Well, that sounds like an excellent plan to me. And when does laura return from her mayor business in D.C.? Soon. You sure you don’t want to wait and say goodbye in person? I-I can’T. I have a flight booked for london. I’ve sublet a flat. The wheels are definitely in motion, so… I’m sure she’ll understand. Yeah. I just — I stopped by to let you know that the divorce papers are filed… and I’ve said goodbye to nikolas. And avery? Avery is safe with carly and s-sonny. I’m sure you’ve heard about his return. Have you? I did. I’m very happy for his family. Yeah. Avery is over the moon to have her daddy back. Makes leaving her just… the littlest bit easier. You know, I do have some free time right now, if you’d like to talk about everything that’s going on. Do you mean like a session or — no, I don’T. I don’t need — I’m not here for counseling, kevin. I — really, I came to see you because I need for you to make me a promise. There you go. Thank you. Does sam know you want to be a private investigator? I don’t want to be a private investigator. I don’t have to be a private investigator. I was a lawyer, and I’m cassadine. So I have a very unique perspective on the criminal mind. And I’ve worked with criminals for years, not to mention locked up with them. I think I have a similar perspective. I know what this is about. You’re afraid that I’m gonna get all this information, I’m gonna share it with T.J. And molly, and then they’re gonna go off on another crusade. That’s a very real consideration. You know, speaking of molly and T.J., They’re never home. Now, I thought maybe we’d share dinner once in a while, you know, watch a movie on tv. I microwave a mean bag of popcorn. Popcorn, huh? Nice deflection. So what is it that you’re trying so hard not to tell me? ‘Cause this is me, you know, and you know that I’m not gonna let it go. Jordan’s been injured. Wow. Uh, I’m sorry. What happened? She was trying to help me. Things went sideways. How? Jordan and I were looking into naomi dreyfus’ murder. Uh, we found a passenger, roger barstow, who sat next to her on the plane back to port charles. Was that helpful? Jordan went to interview him at his home, and just as she arrived, who should show up? Curtis and portia. What were they doing there? Following their own lead. Uh, well, curtis is helping sam look into whether, you know, drew is still alive and, if he is, what happened to him. So your investigation and their investigation led to the same house. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. So, nina knew sonny was alive and just kept right on visiting wiley here at michael’s house and didn’t say a word.

[ Sighs ] No. That’s, uh, why carly slammed out. Now you know.

[ Scoffs ] I can only imagine how michael and willow will feel. I mean, they gave nina a lot of time with her grandson, which she clearly didn’t deserve. She’s disrupted a lot of lives, yours included. What happens to you now that sonny’s back? What the hell were you thinking? Well, I guess you spoke to nina. You knew sonny was alive, and you conspired with nina to keep it a secret from me?! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! No, I didn’t conspire! I wasn’t part of nina’s lies. You knew sonny was in nixon falls! On a hunch. I didn’t know for sure. Then why didn’t you tell me about the hunch, jax? I was getting married! I — look, I know, but you and I had been fighting so much lately. If I would have come to you and said i thought sonny was alive, you would have accused me of trying to stop you from marrying jason, right? Because you’ve been trying to control how I live my life! In what universe does bringing sonny home further my agenda? Please tell me. I mean, do you honestly think that I want you with sonny

or jason? Sonny: What’s going on with nikolas? It involves mr. Cassadine and his wife, ava jerome. Yeah, yeah, I know. They’re — they’re divorced.

[ Chuckles ] Well, of course you would. You and ms. Jerome co-parent your daughter avery, right? What about it? I’m sure you think it’s none of my business, but spence adores that little girl, and the last thing I want is for spence to get hurt. Why would he? I overheard mr. Cassadine talking on the phone, and it sounded like he and ava plan to leave port charles today and take your daughter avery with them.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Sighs ] I wish I could hear them.

I love sonny. I would have never married jason if I knew sonny was alive, and you know that. No, I just — I didn’t have time to tell you. You didn’t have time to tell me?! Look, everything I did in nixon falls was to bring sonny home to you and the family. How did you even know sonny was in nixon falls?

[ Sighs ] This is gonna sound crazy, but do you remember when josslyn and trina came looking for me in nixon falls? Well, trina happened to bring home a homemade jar of marinara sauce that she picked up at a bar there. And josslyn used that sauce to make me dinner a couple of nights ago, and she thought that it tasted exactly the way sonny used to make it. You thought sonny was in a bar in nixon falls making sauce? No, no. I — remember the first time I was there, I got shot? And I was on the gurney. They were about to put me in the ambulance, and I thought I saw sonny. Why didn’t you tell me and josslyn? Because nina convinced me that I was hallucinating. Because of nina. Nina has lied to you for months! Why aren’t you more angry? Because of her exposure to the gas while trapped in barstow’s basement, jordan’s remaining kidney was compromised. She needs inpatient treatment at a clinic in albany that specializes in nephrology. Oh, wow. Poor jordan. Uh, well, it’s good that portia’s making a full recovery. Okay, I’ve got — I’ve got questions. So, what’s the connection between dreyfus and barstow? And — and who is the man that curtis chased into the woods, and do you think he could have killed barstow? And how does drew’s plane crash relate to all of this? Unfortunately, I-I can’t answer any of those questions, although we do have a tenuous connection between roger barstow and drew cain’s plane crash. Really? What’s that? The crichton-clark clinic. Kevin: Well, I’m at your service. What kind of promise would you like me to make? Well, you know how deep nikolas’ emotions run, right? He’s either in a very, very good place or a very, very bad place. Right now, he’s in a bad place because he’s losing his wife. Well, I’m — I’m hoping that my absence will allow him to work on his relationship with spencer, you know, because I won’t be around for him to worry about anymore. Sometimes the absence of a loved one makes you just miss them more. You’re thinking about laura. Honestly, I’m a bit worried about that with nikolas. Can you look out for him? Just make sure that he doesn’t give in to his… darker impulses?

[ Camera shutter clicks ] Are you telling me you heard nikolas say he’s gonna — he’s — he’s taking off with avery? He was booking a first-class flight to bora bora for himself, ms. Jerome, and your daughter. I’m sure mr. Cassadine thinks he’s protecting avery from the stalker, but… I thought you should know. You were right in coming to me with this, ms. Prince. Oh, please, call me esme. Esme. Thanks for filling me in. Your dad told you that he and ava kissed and made up? Cameron did. Well, after you told me that you booked first-class reservations for mr. Cassadine and ava, I had assumed that they already told spencer. Uh, well, ava already told me, and she was so excited.

[ Cellphone ringing ] I should get this. It’s not your dad, is it? I think that he’s too busy flirting with ava to remember that he even has a son. Privacy, please.

[ Cellphone continues ringing ] Trina: What are you doing here? You were supposed to feed spencer the lie about bora bora, then leave, thereby giving him the freedom to leave wyndemere and us the freedom to tail him. The way this is going, we might never find out if he’s ava’s stalker. Where are you? Relax, spence. I took care of things. Daddy dearest won’t be taking off for bora bora with the wicked wife. Why not? I said I took care of things. Esme, what did you do?

O people who started outmanipulating one another, nikolas and I have, um, formed a very strong bond. Some might even call it love.

[ Chuckles ] Maybe it’s the difference in our backgrounds, you know, but I’m — I’m much more pragmatic than he is. I hate leaving, but I-I know that it’s something that I have to do. And I know I will miss my life here, especially avery. Of course I’ll miss nikolas. I-I’m sure I’ll probably shed a tear or two. But I know that I’m going to be alright. Nikolas isn’t like that. He’s not used to compromise, to having to adjust. And I’m just worried that when the — the reality of my absence sets in, he won’t react… well.

[ Chuckles ] That’s why I need you to look after him. Who’s going to look after you? I’ll be looking after myself. And I-I won’t be anybody’s victim ever again. Thank you for everything. Take good care. And please give that beautiful wife of yours a hug from me. I will.

[ Chuckles ] You take care. Roger barstow worked in the records department at crichton-clark. Drew was held there at least six months. Curtis thought there might be something in his records that could tie into his disappearance. Portia went with curtis hoping her doctor status would encourage barstow to share patient files. And instead, jordan found him murdered in the basement. Yeah, I just wish I could figure out if barstow working at the clinic is relevant to him sitting next to naomi dreyfus on the plane, or was it just some bizarre coincidence. You said they bought their plane tickets together. That doesn’t strike me as a coincidence. You know, I’m more interested in your reaction when I mentioned crichton-clark. Drew was my former son-in-law. Oh, of course. So you would have heard the name of the clinic and known robin scorpio-drake was instrumental in his escape. There’s that. But it turns out I have a more direct family connection to crichton-clark. What am i still doing here? What are you doing here in the first place? This was not part of the plan. I had to improvise when joss left with esme and there was no sign of you coming back to the pier. Spencer was about to tell me something really important. Spencer told you he’s ava’s stalker? It was kind of heading in that direction. He didn’t say the words exactly, but you blew it the moment you walked in. Spencer: Esme, do not play around here. How did you take care of things between my father and ava? Are they reconciled, or aren’t they? Esme: Never mind the details. Just focus on the big picture. Your father’s gonna be convinced to stay in port charles by someone a lot more persuasive than you. This is not making me feel better, esme. It’s too late. I lit the match, and the fuse is burning. Oh, and, uh, one more thing. If the explosion happens at wyndemere, you don’t want to be around.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Josslyn? Hello. Josslyn: Hi. Everything alright? Yeah, sonny’s back, you know, so, uh, things just go back to normal. And by normal, you mean carly and sonny are still married, and you are once again his loyal lieutenant. Yeah, pretty much. So I assume you are thrilled. I doubt your mother will be. I mean, I know she said that she supported you and carly being married. That’s because you told her that you were happy. And that’s all monica wants for you. Still, I’d imagine she’ll be relieved to know that you and carly are no longer husband and wife. Yeah, probably. But the downside is sonny’s back, a man she has loathed since the day you started working for him. Yeah, I mean, it was always my choice to work for him, you know? Yeah, but — yeah, you don’t need to defend sonny. He is who he is. He did what he did. My point is now that sonny’s back, it means that, uh, he’ll once again be calling the shots, and you will be taking all the risks. And that has to be a nightmare for your mother. Look, nina made the wrong choice, but with good intentions. She thought that she was protecting sonny from his old life. Protecting sonny? She thought he was happier in nixon falls, okay?

[ Laughs ] Nina is a liar! “She was doing it to save sonny.” “She was doing it to save her relationship with wiley,” when the fact is, nina still blames me for what happened to nelle… yeah. …And this is payback, plain and simple. Okay, it’s true — and you know it! I know, it’s true that she was traumatized with everything that happened to nelle. But was she really wrong about sonny’s safety? I mean, I heard that a limo blew up right after your — your marriage. Couple of mobsters got killed. Are you seriously saying this to me right now? Are you kidding me? I’m — I’m not talking about sonny’s physical safety in nixon falls. He was happier there, mentally, and nina saw that. So I should go thank nina?

look, you weren’t in nixon falls. You didn’t see sonny’s life there. It was simpler, less complicated. He was a guy named mike. He worked behind the bar, and he took care of his friends. Stop, stop, okay? Because you saw what you wanted to see. You have hated sonny for 25 years. You’ve hated how powerful he is, how arrogant he is. And I’m sure nothing made you happier than to walk in and see sonny humbled, tending bar somewhere. Do you really — do you honestly believe that — that my only issues with sonny are about my ego? You know how much I hate that his business puts josslyn at risk. And his return, it might make her life even more dangerous. No, jax, it’s going to make it safer, because there won’t be a question about who’s in charge of the business. If he makes you feel any better, I gave nina an ultimatum, okay? I told her that if she didn’t tell sonny who he was, that I was going to tell him. That’s great. You trusted the one person who’s been lying for the past nine months to step up and tell the truth. Well, sonny’s home, isn’t he?! Because he was trapped in a fire and almost died. He remembered everything on his own. No thanks to you, and no thanks to nina. Oh, believe what you want. It’s your life. I don’t want any part of it. What’s this family connection of yours to crichton-clark? My uncle victor ran the clinic for some time. Can you get in touch with your uncle? Not without holding a seance. Last I heard, he was pretty dead. He was killed in the clinic when it was destroyed — shot, I believe. Damn, another roadblock I can’t seem to get around. At the time, victor was the director of the wsb. Took over the bureau from the inside and used it for his own ends. My understanding is that the details are classified, but, uh, if I were you, I would contact anna devane or robert scorpio. I think they’d be able to tell you more.

[ Doorbell rings ] If that’s joss and esme, I give up. Hi. Uh, mr. Corinthos, welcome back. It’s so good to see you. I second that. Good to see you, trina. Cameron. I’m sure josslyn relied heavily on both of you while I was gone. Is — is, uh, nikolas around? Who’s at the door? Uncle sonny! Hey. Oh, my gosh! You get tired of people telling you that you’re all grown up? Yeah, you get tired of hearing people say, “welcome back from the dead”? You look pretty good for a guy who has a headstone at woodlawn. Well, you know, I got nine lives. You know that, spencer. Yeah, I thought you already used them all up. I can’t believe you’re here. God. In the flesh. When I heard you had, well, passed away, I-I knew I had to come home, because I realized that life’s too short not to spend it with my family. Speaking of which, is, uh, your father here? No, I think he’s already on his jet or in bora bora. Your guess is as good as mine. Oh! Hi, joss. I didn’t realize you were right behind me. Hmm. Nice to see you, as well, dr. Collins. Hello, esme. I hope it’s nothing serious that’s brought you here. Oh, no, just, um, visiting a friend. Josslyn? Oh, I’m just here getting my ankle checked on. It’s all good. Well, I’m glad. Oh, and laura and I are very happy that sonny is alive. I know laura can’t wait to see him when she comes home. Thank you. He can’t wait to see her, either. Well, I’m sure they’ll be in touch. It’s good to see you both. Oh, dr. Collins, um, do you have a second? Spencer and I are auditing classes at pcu, and, um, I’m really into my cognitive psych class. I’d love a chance to pick your brain. Well, since cognitive psychology directs us within, you could pick your own brain and then let me know what you find. Deal. Why did it look like you were, um, sneaking up on me? What were you talking to sonny about?

Monica doesn’t need to worry about me. Maybe you believed that once upon a time. But you’re a father now, jason. If jake or danny came to you and said that they were gonna do something incredibly dangerous, but you didn’t need to worry, would you worry any less? No. In fact, you might worry more if you knew that that child had no fear for their own safety — that they would run, not walk, to put their life on the line so sonny corinthos could turn a profit.

[ Sighs ] Look, ned, I-I work for sonny because I want to. I mean, he’s my friend. The work suits me. I’m good at it. It’s my — it’s my choice. Mm. But given the amount of times you’ve been arrested or injured, you can see, right, how that choice would be really tough on a mother? Yes, I do. And the rest of your family, for that matter? You know, I might not be responsible for sonny’s return, but I played a part in it, one I may live to regret. So you’re welcome. If you’re expecting a thank-you, go to hell! I know what the hell’s going on here. What’s that supposed to mean? Oh, what are you talking about? All you’re doing is protecting nina because you care about her and you want her back, although she’s been lying for the past nine months. So keep sticking up for her, jax! You know what’s ironic about this? When I told nina that she had to come clean and tell sonny who he was, she accused me of always sticking up for you. So I can’t win with either one of you. Oh, poor jax. It’s a shame you can’t get nina back. Yeah, it’s never gonna happen. ‘Cause she’s moved on. Am I interrupting a game? Who’s winning? Oh, I was gonna win, so we don’t even bother playing. I heard, uh, you were decamping to london. Yeah. Nikolas told you, huh? He’s heartbroken about the divorce. I’m assuming he’s not the only one. He’s not. But I don’t have a choice, you know? I have to keep my daughter safe. I have been doing my best to keep an eye on this psycho. And from what I can tell, he doesn’t seem to be faking his locked-in condition. Well, thanks for keeping an eye out. The sad fact is, I’m no closer now to knowing who the stalker is than I was on valentine’s day when I got that first creepy gift. So, have you made all your arrangements? Yep. Gallery’s taken care of. Kristina agreed to manage charlie’s, and I’ve said all my goodbyes — well, all but one. I was talking to your stepfather about a family matter. You’re not family. Spence is. And that concerns you, how? Mr. Corinthos has relationships with other people in port charles, joss. You know, it’s not really a good look for you, acting all territorial about your stepfather.

[ Sighing ] To be honest, I’m at a loss here. I’ve only ever wanted to be your friend. But the way you and trina have been treating me has really hurt my feelings. I mean, why don’t you like me? Cut the crap, “ez.” Your innocent act may work with spencer, but I’m onto you. Oh, and if whatever you’re planning involves my family, your feelings will be the least of your problems. I’ll, uh, try and call my father again. Maybe he’ll pick up this time. So, I can’t believe, uh, you’re in college. And I missed your graduation. Huh, you guys have fun? Yeah, we did. Mostly. There was actually some unexpected drama at trina’s party.

[ Door shuts ] What kind of drama? Nikolas: Sonny! Father, I’ve been calling you. Oh, my phone was on silent. Is everything okay? Yeah, I’m glad I caught you before you left. Will you guys excuse us? ‘Cause we have little bit of catching up to do.

You may not spend a lot of time with us, but we all care what happens to you. Well, I can’t promise that I can change how I do business, but, look, I’m not a pissed-off 20-year-old anymore. I do take in consideration that there are people who care about me, that you guys want me to stay safe, and I do everything I can to stay that way. Well, that’s all we can ask. Well, I’m gonna stop by the hospital, see monica, tell her what’s going on. That’s a great idea. I’m sure she’ll love to see you. Thank you for speaking up. It’s kind of my job, to speak for the quartermaines. Because whether you like it or not, you’re still one of us. I know. Honestly, joss, between classes, volleyball, and your cute boyfriend, I’m surprised you have time to worry about me. But since you do seem to be a tad obsessed, let me give you some advice. Minding your business is free. Minding mine will cost you.

[ Sighs ] Poor spencer. He’s got no idea who you are. I’m not sure how you managed it, but I know you’ve got something to do with whoever is stalking me. And you’ve won for now. I’m leaving town. But I am gonna make it my mission to discover the truth. And when I do, you will rue the day I return to port charles. I can only imagine the brimstone and hellfire ava’s pouring into ryan’s ear. He deserves it. Yeah, no arguments here. Alright, let’s get back to crichton-clark, because if there’s a link between naomi dreyfus’ murder and drew’s disappearance, then sam’s investigation just got a bit more dangerous. Well, I can see why that might concern you. This somehow leads back to the cassadines. It always does. So we need to figure out how before even more people get killed. What exactly did nina tell you about her life in nixon falls? That she knew sonny was alive and well the whole time, and she kept it a secret from me and his family. Why? What else does nina know? What else is she holding back? Was it just me, or did the temperature in the room drop when joss’ dad saw yours? I noticed it, too. It was just you.

[ Cellphones chime ] What’s going on? What do you mean you’re glad to catch me before I left? I’m not going anywhere. No, you’re not. Not if I have anything to say about it.

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For speaking upabout my bipolar disorder. Mm-hmm. I know it’s a — it’s a difficult subject to start. I mean, we’ve been through worse, right? No kidding.

[ Both chuckle ] Um, but you’re right. I got to get my blood work. I got to get the scripts. Whatever I got to do. You don’t have to stay. No, I — look. I got to call diane because I got to figure out what we need to do to have you declared legally alive. I have a feeling you, me and carly are gonna be signing a lot of paperwork. Paperwork can wait. I — I gotta go see carly and tell her that nina’s known I was alive the whole time. You stole sonny’s life, and, bitch, you’re gonna pay. Well, I see sonny told you. Okay. You have every right to be angry with me. Don’t tell me what I have a right to feel! Tell me why! And then give me one good reason I don’t kill you. Mom, I know that you are mad at nina. So am I. But she’s still wiley’s grandmother, and the last thing anybody wants is for him to get stuck in the middle, so if you haven’t found her yet… and you get this message, just…

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. Count to 10. Bye. Hey. Hey. So, are we really doing this? Hell yes. Okay, then. Get amped. Today’s the day spencer and esme get what’s coming to them. It’s been hours, and your father’s not back yet. Which isn’t unusual or alarming. You don’t find it alarming that your father went after ava? Really wish you’d tried harder to stop him. It’s moot now. Ava is probably halfway across the atlantic. Here’s to hoping her plane crashes and she’s the only casualty. Uh, yeah.

[ Both chuckle ] And more great news.

[ Clears throat ] I cannot believe that my uncle sonny is alive. Yes! Um, josslyn mentioned it. How wonderful. Did she tell you how it all went down? She was in a hurry, so she wasn’t too informative. He can tell me himself. I cannot wait to see him. I’m sure he’d appreciate a visit, you know, once he’s settled. Right. My feelings for ava aside, I am happy for avery. I know that little girl and her daddy adore each other. So…we’re gonna get you unhitched. Ava. What’s the big deal? It gets easier every time, divorce. How many times have you been divorced?

[ Sighs ] Too many. So…I want to get my fee. Do you want me to file this with the court? Do you want to stay married? It’s your call. I knew I would find you here. One last visit with wiley? Before willow and michael found out? Man, you are a stellar human being. Look at it like this. All my lies are blowing up in my face while you got your husband back. Can’t that be enough? You played god with sonny’s life for the past nine months, and now you’re caught, and you want it to be enough?! Hell no! You did it, and now you’re gonna pay the consequences!

[ Telephone ringing ] I had heard, but I needed to see it with my own eyes. Hello, epiphany. This is a miracle.

[ Epiphany chuckles ] It’s good to see you. Well, I-I’m here to see, uh, dr. Sullivan. Ah. Very sensible. But first, let’s get you into a room. I need to take your vitals so I can declare you officially back from the dead.

[ Laughs ] Twice in one day. Yeah. Um… is that a — is that a problem? Not for me. I’ve been looking everywhere for you. Nikolas. How did you get past bubba?! Just hear me out before bubba comes to. A-are you saying that you knocked him out? Oh, okay. You know what? I am gonna go give mr. Bubba my card because when he comes to, he might want to sue you for personal injury. You were always a charmer!

[ Chuckles ] I’m glad I caught you. You didn’T. You’re too late. Aside from a few practical matters, I’m ready to leave port charles. Next stop, london. That’S…my new base of operations. Is this one of those practical matters? It’s the most practical of all — our divorce papers. Signed and sealed. And all scotty has to do is deliver them. Then I got here just in time. Because there’s no longer any need for scott, no need for divorce papers, no need for you to head anywhere but home, to wyndemere, with me. Nikolas, we have gone over and over and over this. I have news, something that will change everything. What is it? Sonny is alive. I know. You do? Yeah, I know. I-I stopped by his house this morning to say goodbye to avery, and there he wa– why would you say goodbye? Don’t you see, ava? This changes everything. It doesn’T. Nikolas… it changes nothing. -We need to move fast. -Then let’s do this. It’s “go” time. Okay. Hold on. Are we really sure about this? You’re backing out now? Nobody’s backing out of anything. I’m just asking you guys to hear me out. I mean, yes, esme and spencer’s behavior, it could warrant suspicion regarding their involvement with the stalking of ava and nikolas, but — -exactly. -That’s why we’re doing this. But should we really move forward without any evidence? Why? We’re not a court of law. Cam, it’s like I said. When there’s smoke, there’s fire. Okay, but what if it’s just smoke? If we’re wrong, great. We’re not wrong! Then we’ll exonerate spencer and esme once and for all. They will not be exonerated. I’ll buy spencer a new designer belt, and esme and I will braid friendship bracelets together. That is not even in the realm of possibility. No, but I get what cam is saying. We need to keep an open mind. Okay, but if they find out what we’re up to, even if we prove them innocent, do you think they’re just gonna let that go, no hard feelings? And spencer? I mean… that guy can hold a grudge longer than anyone I know. Which would explain his motive for stalking ava. -Hmm. -Which is why I still think it’s a risk worth taking. It is for me. I barely know spencer, and I don’t like esme anyway. Can you imagine who does? My point is, if we’re right, ava can stay in port charles with her husband and daughter. And those two will be exposed for the schemers they are. It’s a win-win. For the last time, cam, are you in? Let’s spring this trap. I know what I’ve done. Do you? Really? Because I want to hear it from your own mouth! Okay! I kept sonny from his family for months, and my lies put a lot of people in danger… in port charles

and nixon falls. It wasn’t enough for you to make a scene at sonny’s funeral. You had to make sure he stayed dead to the rest of us? I will forever regret the unintended consequences of my actions. Unintended consequences?! My husband almost burned to death because of you! Is that what he told you? He said he was trapped in a fire, so I’m guessing you had something to do with it. I am so sorry for all the pain that I have caused. Really? Because I don’t think you are. Maybe, carly, I’m not as contrite as you want me to be because you have not owned up to your part in all this. How is any of this my fault?

So, I’m trapped, right? Epiphany: Mm-hmm. There’s fire everywhere. And suddenly… it came to me. Just in time to remind you about everything you have to live for. It’s good to be alive.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, it’s good to be myself, to know who I am and… I’m sure your family is over the moon. Well, t-they’re not happier than I am because I — when I saw them after all that time, I saw — it was michael…

[ Chuckles ] …Dante and josslyn and kristina. They all came over. Hmm. I’m sure they were happy to see you.

[ Both chuckle ] Donna was a little — she was, you know, too little to know who I was. I mean, she knew who I was, but she was just too little. And then avery held onto me so tight. Like, she would not let go and… of course she did!

[ Chuckles ] And even though, you know, it’s — it’s been… so long… it didn’t matter, I was — I was home. Believe me. It mattered. Everybody was devastated when you died. Especially carly and jason. Yeah, they had a lot to deal with. So, I heard jason got arrested or something? Did you, now?

[ Laughs ] Ha! Even in death, you don’t miss a trick. I-I’d love to hear the details. Well, I was not here for some of it, so it’s secondhand. I’m not asking you to swear to anything. Okay. So… jason was framed by peter august for killing franco. He ends up in pentonville, where he conveniently gets stabbed then brought here, where someone — I don’t know who — arranges for his escape. Well, somebody realized that it’s a lot easier to break somebody out of the hospital than it is prison. Indeed. Now, rumor has it that jason was free and clear, but then he ran back into the hospital to save britt westbourne from a couple of cyrus renault’s thugs. But at the time, everybody thought that he had taken her hostage. Jason would never do that. But not everybody knows that. Well… mm-hmm. He got shot. She fixes him up. They end up on the run for a while together. And the rest, as they say, is hospital gossip. So, why is sonny here? Uh, just a check-up with his psychiatrist. Uh, any word about your mom? No. Not yet. Finding liesl obrecht isn’t exactly a high priority for the wsb. I mean, I know she’S… who she is, but she’s still my mother. She’s all I have. Well, m-my offer still stands if you want me to look into it. Well, I meant what I said the first time. Marriage or no marriage, I don’t need your help anymore. I know you and sonny aren’t each other’s favorite people. I can’t imagine why. But he has resources we don’T. What resources don’t we have, nikolas? You’re a cassadine!

We are cassadines. Not for long. Did you tell sonny why avery’s mother was leaving? Yes, of course I did. And what did he say? Well, he wasn’t happy that avery has been approached. See? He wasn’t too broken up about me leaving. Are you suggesting that sonny corinthos is no longer the type of man who would find the person who threatened his daughter and make them suffer? Right? Why leave at all if avery is safe? She’s not! Avery will be in danger as long as I stay. This psychopath set fire to my car! Who knows what else they’ll do? What — what about that don’t you understand?! You’re right. I’m sorry. I… I thought sonny could be the solution that we needed. The only solution is the one I’ve already arrived at. I have to walk away. Uh, um… uh… you know, I can’t believe I’m gonna say this, especially to you, but I really think it’d be a shame for you two to give up on each other. Well, if it isn’t the townie. Mm-hmm! Live and in person, hey, esme. Hi, cam. So, to what do I owe this unexpected pleasure? The pursuit of higher education. Did you take the roman civ notes today? ‘Cause I-I don’t know what’s up with me, but I couldn’t make heads or tails of it. That’s because you’re intellectually ungifted, cameron. Spence! Be nice. Not everyone gets to grow up in boarding schools and haunted castles. Wyndemere is not haunted. It is so haunted. Oh, I know. What is with you two? Look, esme, can you back me up here? Isn’t it spencer’s duty as my intellectual superior to help me out? It is. Great. Unfortunately, I can’T. I didn’t take notes. Because you remember everything you hear. I didn’t take notes because I’m not taking the test. I’m auditing the class to keep my father off my back. Uh-huh. How’s that working out? So far, so good. So does that mean there’s gonna be another rager here? Why would I do that? Well, when the cat’s away… well, your dad is leaving, right? I take it that, uh, carly and jason brought you up to speed? Yeah. You know, I wish I had gotten out of that burning building before jason and carly got married so they didn’t have to put so much money on the deposits.

[ Both laugh ] I guess my timing was off. Oh, boy. I tell you, for a man who just barely made it out of a raging inferno, you have remarkably good vitals. You can head upstairs to your appointment. All right! Um… hey. Sonny? Yeah. It’s good to have you back. I missed you. Thank you. At the heart, this is about my grandson. Who happens to be my grandson! And sonny’s grandson! I realize that. That’s why I called you the first day I was in nixon falls to tell you I had seen sonny! Do you remember that?! But before I could even get a word out, you threatened to take me to court over visitations with wiley. So I deserve this? Months of grief, loss, and pain over one rude phone call? I never, ever intended things to go this far. You have to believe me, and if you don’t believe me, then ask jax. Jax knows? Yes, he — he figured things out, he went to nixon falls, and he encouraged me to tell sonny the truth. He encouraged you? Insisted. I agreed, and he trusted that I would do the right thing. Well, why the hell would he do that?

-What do you mean he’s leaving? -Oh, sorry. That was wrong word choice. I shouldn’t say “leaving.” No, my father can’t leave now. We just moved in. No, no. It’s just the — just the trip to bora bora. What makes you think spence’s dad is going to bora bora? Well, I was — I was talking to trina, and she said she booked two first-class tickets for mr. Cassadine and ava. You know, to celebrate calling off their divorce. Anyway, that was one long boat ride. Mind if I use the bathroom? Help yourself. Awesome. When will you learn that I am always right?

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphones dinging ] It’s done. Thanks to cam, phase one is in motion. Too late to turn back now. So, what you are saying, scott… is that nikolas and I should not get divorced? Yeah. I-I’m still gonna get my fee, though. What — where is this coming from?! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about love, life. You know, how sketchy it can be. You know, the separation and uncertainty is — is kind of death in its own way. You know, okay. You know, you get bounced out of an airplane like a guy that’s had too many martinis, ava, you get to thinkin’! Oh, scott. Is there any word on liesl? No. But, you know, I’ll find her. I’m gonna turn over every rock if I have to. I’m gonna say this. You know, true love… that’s worth fighting for.

[ Chuckles ] Never pegged you for a romantic. Well, I’ve been hopeless at times. But, you know, um, this — this whole thing with liesl, I-I can’t control any of that, but you know what i can control? You two. I-I’m not just gonna let you throw in the towel. There must be something that we can do to keep you two together. No. We’ve — we’ve been through all of that. Who knows? Scott is a clever guy. Maybe he can come up with an unconventional solution. Well, thank you, nikolas. So, you got a little… stalker problem.

Little problem? I don’t think it’s so little!

[ Nikolas chuckles ] Well, okay. Well, h-here’s what I’m thinking. So, this weirdo goes crazy when you guys make eyes at each other. So there’s only one solution! Do tell. Date other people. Well, uh, I’m always gonna care what happens to you, whether I help you or not. Yeah? Well, I don’t give a damn about you. Mr. Corinthos. Welcome back. Dr. Westbourne. Seems like we have a lot of catching up to do. Yeah. You were gone a long time. And one thing I’ve learned about port charles — you miss a day, you miss a lot. Renault tried to have her killed, right? Yeah. And you got shot trying to get her. Yeah, that’s right. Epiphany filled me in. Um, I guess you weren’t going to. I mean, there’s not much to say. It happened. It’s over now. Did — did you leave britt for carly? You had nine months to do the right thing. Right? While sonny’s kids grieved, while donna forgot her father, while jason went to prison, sonny tended bar in some dive, and you did nothing but lie to our faces, so why the hell would jax expect you to tell the truth?! And you feel qualified to judge? Because you know so much about the truth. Screw you, nina! Screw you! You stole nine months of sonny’s life because I hurt your feelings? At least you got sonny back! You got him back! I will never see my daughter again. Well, now the truth comes out. This was payback for nelle.

I’m never gonna forget that you and carly made that sacrifice to marry, to protect what’s mine. But you know what? You — maybe now you can go and pick up the pieces with britt. Eh. I don’t — I don’t think britt agrees with that. You can change her mind. Not sure that’s possible. Okay. Do me a favor. Ask yourself… does she make you happy?

[ Cellphone dings ]

[ Ominous music plays ] I should, uh — I should handle this. How — how long’s your psych evaluation? Don’t worry about it. I can have tony pick me up. Okay. Joss. What’s up? Okay. I’m kind of meddling here, but I feel like if I don’t, things could escalate. What happened? Mom found out something about nina,

and now she’s on the warpath. She’s not responding to any calls or texts. Okay. Don’t worry about it. I’ll find her. Spinelli. I need you to find carly and track her phone for me. You’re advising my wife to date another man? Don’t be thick, nik. I mean, you’re a cassadine. You of all people understand subterfuge. So she should date another man…for show. Yeah, exactly. Put on a little show for this crackpot. Won’t work. I tried it. I mean, well, I — just flirting. I flirted with austin at the bar that night. Yeah, and her car was still set on fire. All right, well, you know, austin, h-he’s a good choice on paper. Did you give it the old college try, ava? Well! [ Scoffs ] Okay. What about you? Have you stepped out with anybody? Of course not! I mean, but I would if I thought it would help. Subterfuge! Oh. Oh… look! Look who’s a little jealous. You want him to be jealous, but not you. There would be nothing to be jealous of. Wouldn’t there? Okay. Okay. The fake dating, it’s — it’s not gonna work. How about this? Skip town. We’ve discussed that. Yeah, I was all for it, but we can’t leave our children behind. Take the little germs with ya.

[ Stammers ] Any plan that includes uprooting or leaving the kids is out of the question. Okay. All right. I got another idea. You’re very resourceful, with resources a-and everything. You get mr. Bubba to just take this guy out. Or you get a real assassin and really get the job done. You know, we were just talking about the cassadine resources, weren’t we? Hm. Yeah. We’ve exhausted those options and have no new intel to show for it. Right. Well… then I guess we’re just gonna have to put our thinking caps on. Scott… I appreciate you trying to help, because it has helped me finally realize something. Ava’s solution is the right one. Until we figure out who this stalker is and how to handle them, we have to cut all ties with one another. You were so sure we had scared ava into leaving, but I told you your father could still win her back. I just can’t believe that my father is choosing ava over me again. Just when we started rebuilding our relationship. What the hell did I do all of this for?! If he can just leave me at the drop of a hat.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sure ava’s dropping a lot more than just her hat. That’s why your father can’t think straight. But don’t worry, spence. I’ve got this. Your father just needs to be brought back down to earth. They already called off the divorce. They’re probably already on the cassadine jet. It’s too late. I… do you trust me, spence? I’ve saved your cute little butt before, and I can do it again. Yeah, yeah. Of course I trust you. I just wonder if maybe this has all gone far enough. Hmm… let me decide how far is too far. I’ll be back later. So will your dad. Oh! Cam. Sorry. I’ve got to run. But please come again soon. Ciao. See ya.

[ Beep ]

[ Door closes ] Hey. You okay? Yeah. Never better. Okay, I thought we were past this. Past what? Hiding how we really feel… because we’re worried that one will make fun of the other. Okay, then. Cards on the table. Total honesty. Absolutely. What’s the real reason you stopped by? She-devil is on the move. Cam might have needed a little nudge, but he definitely delivered. Well, the launch will be here any second. Are you still tailing esme like we discussed? I don’t know. Spencer’s a slippery one, right? I mean, anyone who managed to avoid everyone they knew in port charles for weeks needs two sets of eyes on them. I’ll follow esme and report back. Joss. Be careful, okay? If we’re right, then esme set ava’s car on fire. Who knows what that chick is capable of? Please. I survived nelle. I can handle whatever esme’s got. Nina, you act like nelle was some kind of a martyr. She was a murderer. And the world is better off without her. And so is wiley. How can you say that to me? Nelle was my child! And I didn’t know that till after she died. You mean after you watched her fall? After you watched her plummet to her death and you did– how dare you laugh! You stayed silent all those weeks. You didn’t tell the police anything and you let her rot, not allowing me any kind of closure! So what did you decide to do — balance the scale? Lie about sonny for nine months? Let us grieve a man who wasn’t really dead? Are you kidding me, nina? I mean, you want to hate me and make me suffer? That’s fine. But what about sonny’s kids? What about sonny himself? How the hell do you justify what you did to them? I will gladly apologize to sonny and his children and his family and all of his friends… and his seventh-grade math teacher while I’m at it, but I’ll be damned if I ever apologize to you.

Cameron. You should be out of there by now. Esme, what the hell are you doing? You’re obviously not here to get my roman civ notes. Of course not. You’re auditing the class. Then why? Come on. It’s obvious. I practically told you. Told me…? I came to check up on you. Last time when we all hung out, I felt that there was tension. You mean when you, trina, and josslyn all huddled around and gossiped about me and my girlfriend? You sensed a little tension there? I’m sorry. That was not cool.

[ Clears throat ] So what did you guys talk about? What did you have to say about us? Or can you not tell? Well… we just all think that esme… I don’t know how to say this without sounding weird. You always sound weird, cameron. Just spit it out. We think that she has some kind of…hold over you. A hold? Like an influence. Esme loves me. I — and I didn’t say that she didn’T. She looks out for me, which is more than I can say for my own father. You don’t mean that, man. You know your father loves you. The way that emperor augustus loves his stepson, tiberius — by exiling him and choosing him last every damn time! Well, it looks like you did take your roman civ notes. If I’m not enough for my father, then… why am I still fighting for him? How are you fighting for him?

[ Scoffs ] It doesn’t matter anymore. Look. My relationship with franco was really rough when he first started seeing my mom. But we worked at it. We developed a relationship. And with time, with effort, he became like a real father to me. Your point? My point is, is that if franco and I made the father/son thing work, it’s not too late for you and your dad to put everything behind you guys and move forward together. But that’s just it, cameron. I’m not you. And I never will be. Thank you for trying, scotty. Hey, I know that you’ve been going through a very difficult time. I really appreciate you coming to meet me here. I’m still gonna bill ya. Oh, I know. You too.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. So, I got to meet a client. Should I take the papers with me?

About the time you spent scott.

[ Clears throat ] Uh, my resources are at your disposal to help you find liesl. I may take you up on that. That was kind of you. True love is always a worthy cause. Everything all right with you, dr. Westbourne? Yes. Why are you asking, nurse johnson?

[ Chuckles ] I get that you have to be the, uh, “untouchable” chief of staff. But just so you know…

[Singsong voice] I see through you. You let my daughter die. You lied to me for weeks. And then you did everything in your power to rob me of my grandson. And I would do it all over again. And if you want to hate me for it… come and get me. But don’t use someone like you used sonny. You know, look at the bright side. At least sonny’s back. You should be overjoyed. Is that supposed to make this all okay? All’s well that ends well? None of this — none of this is okay. It’s just better. Everybody is happy that sonny is back. The real question is, carly… will sonny stay happy? What the hell is that supposed to mean?

You see through me. Mm-hmm. Always have, always will. And what is it you see, nurse johnson? By all means, enlighten me.

[ Chuckles ] That you’re going through a lot right now. That it might even become overwhelming. So…if you ever need to talk it through… …consider me a safe space. Within reason. I should get going. Fine. I’ll let you go. But I’m not giving up. I will move heaven and earth to find who’s doing this to us. And when I do… we will be together again. Thank you. For not standing in my way. Anymore? Anymore. I just have one request. Wait for me. Spencer: I mean this sincerely. You — [ Chuckles ] You are, like, the poster child for upstanding sons.

[ Laughs ] Clearly, you have been away far too long. How do you figure? No, even for a short time, you and franco, you were like father and son.

[ Chuckles ] You had that bond. And maybe, uh — maybe I don’t deserve to have that kind of bond with my own father. Not after everything I’ve done. W-what does that mean? Spencer, what — what have you done? Epiphany. Am I good to go? Mm-hmm. Not bad for a member of the recently deceased.

[ Laughs ] I’ll go get your after-visit summary. All right. Thank you. Esme: Excuse me. Are you… sonny corinthos? Who’s asking? Thank goodness I found you. Things were simpler in nixon falls. Mike was actually happy there. Stop calling him that! No, but that’s who we was, carly! That’s who he wanted to be! He wasn’t consumed by ambition. He wasn’t riddled with guilt or regret. He wasn’t mourning the loss of a child to mob violence! -Don’t mention my son’s name! -No, no, no. Don’t you mention my son’s name! Stop! Hey! Let go of me! No. Come here! Come on! You need to leave! Oh, are you kidding me?! Fine. Get out. Tell wiley I’ll come back to see him. Oh, you’re never seeing him again! You will never see wiley again! You can never change the fact that I will always be his grandmother. You are nothing to him! Nothing! She threw morgan up in my face! Because she knows she lost. You got sonny back. She’s got nothing. Just let it go. I am going to burn nina’s life down and spit on her ashes.

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ohh. That was so unsatisfying. Well, that’s just what every man longs to hear.

[ Chuckles ] No, I mean retracing chloe’s steps, you know? Ah. I was hoping to — thank you — just be able to find something more than just the site of the accident. We did find something more. We found a road to this quaint little tavern. So what do you say, anna devane? Should we take a night off sleuthing, just one, have ourselves a little drinky? I’m in.

[ Cell door opens ]

[ Groaning ] You’ve got company. Oh, you brought me a roommate. How thoughtful. I was getting a little lonely. Enjoy.

[ Dr. Obrecht grunts ]

[ Cell door closes ]

Mein gott. Drew cain? You’re alive? Dr. Obrecht, right? But you vanished. It’s been years. So, I’m getting the sense that you’re not the reason that I’m in here, which… begs the question, who managed to capture you? That’s my boy. Hey, wiley is the next picasso. That’s your boy, alright. So, are you suggesting that I’m not artistic? I’m not saying you’re not

not artistic. Wow. I am wounded.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, you’ll get over it.

[ Door opens ] Willow: Yuri, hi. Yuri: Hello, ms. Willow. I told you you could just call me willow, okay? Ms. Brook lynn take ms. Bailey upstairs for nap time, but, uh, I have treat from charlie’s for wiley. Oh, that is so sweet. I think we’ll save it for dessert. There something else, yuri? Wiley have visitor. Oh? Hi. Good. You’re here.

[ Door closes ] Hi, maxie. What’s, um, going on? Maxie has something she wants to tell you. Okay, th-this sounds serious. It is.

[ Sighs ] Okay. I’m of two minds. A big part of me thinks, “it’s not your business. Just stay out of it.” But another part, also big, thinks that I have information you have a right to because you’re sonny’s wife. And if I were you, I would want to know. Yeah, it was my idea to have the funeral. You know, carly wasn’t ready. I mean, nobody was — was ready. I just said we should do it. You did right. I mean, you — you s– you had to send a message that I was gone and that you were in charge. I know, but… that’s the business. …I hated every minute of it, because it felt like, doing business, I couldn’t — couldn’t actually grieve. Well, the good news is you don’t have to grieve anymore. Now, we all know progressive offers 24/7 protection, but we also bundle outdoor vehicles with home and auto to help people save more!

[ Laughs ]

[ Humming ]

[ Door creaks ] Oh.

Life is so strange, isn’t it? In what way? It’s cyclical. It, uh, teaches us the most interesting lessons in the most unexpected ways. Oh, you’re in a mood. I’m in a brooding mood. Is that a turn-off? No. I like it. Keep going. Why is life unexpected and interesting? Being back in greece, for one. I think it’s, uh, reminded me or maybe helped me to see how after, in my mind, you rejected me because of the way I looked — it had nothing to do with your looks. I said in my mind. I became obsessed with re-creating myself, with getting my hands on the cassadine inheritance. Yeah, and taking your place as the cassadine. Yeah. And all that evil crap with the chimera and the rest — oh, it was so much. Mm-hmm. It was about paying for my expensive spinal surgeries and also to fund my quest for the cassadine fortune. But… it was also about circling back to you. I wanted to stand tall in front of you and say, “look at me, anna devane. I’m strong. And I’m rich. I’m a cassadine.” But I don’t think I ever really appreciated how much of a burden that was to me. Of course I’m not the reason you’re here. You think if I wanted to hold someone captive, I couldn’t come up with a better facility than this? Ah. I see you’re not into the accommodations. Don’t worry. They grow on you. As do the bruises and lacerations. Mm. It’s a look. That’s quite the professional beating you received. Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wh-what is that? Antibiotics. I’ve been told to check your injuries and treat you for possible infection. Uh, no, I-I-I don’t — I don’t think that’s a good idea. Why not? If memory serves, and I could be wrong about this, you were some kind of evil villainess, weren’t you?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, you have much bigger problems than me. Is that so? You really don’t know who’s holding you here, do you? And let me guess, you’re not about to tell me. On the contrary, I would be delighted.

[ Grunts ] It’s okay, yuri. Nina’s family. Yeah, come on in. Wiley, look who’s here. Hi. You know, whatever growing pill you’re taking, it needs to stop right now. You’ve grown like a foot since last time I’ve seen you. Hey, wiley, I have missed you so much.

[ Chuckles ] He’s missed you, too. Yeah. Can I have a hug? Oh, yeah, of course. Yay! Come here! That’s wiley’s specialty. Yay. Oh, honey.

[ Sighs ] It’s the best hug ever. Okay, guess what. I got you something. You want to see it? Look at this. Do you like it? Yeah? Yes. Why don’t you go look at it? Go look at it.

[ Chuckles ]Yeah, he loves it. Yeah. I understand that you two got back together. I’m so happy for you. Oh, yeah, thank you. Uh, yeah, we’re happy for us, too. Feels like the whole family has been given a second chance, now that sonny’s home. So, what about you? Is this another quick visit, or are you back for good? So now that I’m back, I want you to give me details on what happened while I was gone. Yeah, go ahead. Ask me anything. Well, I know you wouldn’t have had a funeral, first of all, and you definitely wouldn’t have gotten married to carly if — if, uh, the situation didn’t require it. Yeah, we — we had no choice. And then dante showed up when I came home? Was that a police matter? Yeah, there was a-a limo explosion outside of the wedding. Your wedding? Who was in it? Novak and buscema. What are the odds? I mean, I can’t see you inviting two guys to a wedding you’re gonna blow up, but I can see them coming to a wedding to blow you and carly up, but you were one step ahead, right? We, uh, owe a real debt to ms. Wu. I always liked her. Yeah, me, too. What is it that we’re talking about, here, maxie? What do you know? Well, I-I’m going to tell you. Then tell me. Okay, can I do it in my way and in order? A-and please try and reserve any judgment, which I know will be difficult. It would be for me, too. We’re kind of alike in that way. Okay, look, I get that you’re trying to help, but the way you’re building this up is making it sound really bad. Yeah, well, it is. Well, then, what is it? Maxie! Come on. Okay, fine! Nina has known for months that sonny was alive.

My name’s caleb. What’s yours? I’m grace! Did you just move here? Yeah! Cool!

I hate that helena cassadineis my mother? Of course I do. But I’m free of it. Mm-hmm. Yes, you are. I have two beautiful daughters that I love and adore. I have money of my own. I’m my own man. What’s happened happened. Of course, you and I still have a very messy history. So messy. But I’m not tethered by it. I don’t drag it around like a ball and… chain? …Chain. I’m free to pursue you because I want to, because you’re gorgeous, and you captivate me. And I could make you dizzy with a million other fancy words for why I just like being around you. Okay, that’s enough ouzo for you, I think. I don’t know. Maybe it’s not enough ouzo for you. You trying to get me drunk? Hell yes. You think I’m handsome now? Wait till you get a buzz going.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Speaking greek ] This is the perfect atmosphere for this conversation. Is this a conversation? ‘Cause I think it has to be two ways. We would never have this conversation back in port charles. You are so guarded. I’m not guarded. I just like to keep up a professional demeanor. You’re guarded. You never let your defenses down. But here we are, just the two of us, in the field.

[ Speaks greek ]

[ Speaks greek ] Oh, yes. Tomorrow, when the sun comes up, you can pretend this never happened. Or you can admit that it did and just dismiss my words as those of a drunken fool. But tonight, I’m saying everything. What is the last thing you did as a free man?

[ Groans ] I, um… I sent andre maddox back to port charles, and then — and then I got on a charter plane to afghanistan. At least it was headed to afghanistan, because I was gonna return the money that my… “good buddy” archer stole. And then sometime mid-flight, the plane veered off-course and — and we landed on some island. And then what? Well, then two guys with guns, they boarded the flight. I tried to resist them, and then — and then lights out. For me, not for them. I woke up in this place, and I’ve been here ever since. And what does that tell you? Man, you must really like the game “20 questions.” It tells me that somebody wanted me abducted, and I didn’t know why then, and I still don’T. It was two people working in tandem. And those people would be…? The first, the one responsible for your original abduction, was none other than peter august. So, I assume with buscema and novak out of the picture, nothing ties us to their deaths? I mean, you know, diane and i will probably have to go down to the station, sit there for a while, but there’s nothing to find. Good. That means we’re in a-a decent position. Am I right? Uh, I don’t know. I mean, because buscema and novak wouldn’t have acted on their own. Renault? Even from prison, he’s still connected. Cyrus is definitely not gone. We got to work on a strategy. What? Well, I mean, you know, I could just — I could just picture that bastard sipping coffee, learning about the two guys that died and I’m alive.

[ Laughs ] And I’m standing here in front of my grave, and I’m not in it. I feel like a winner. I cannot be touched. Then, uh, we need to have this conversation. It’s a little early to say if I’m back for good. Uh, tbd, how about that? Fair enough. But no more… where were you again? Pennsylvania. Uh, no, I said goodbye to my time there. Ah. Well, hey, one chapter closes, another one begins. Yes, that’s what they say. Wiley, he looks so happy.

[ All chuckle ] We’re trying. And you’re succeeding. Michael, willow, there’s something that I need to tell you. Wait, I’m sorry. Did you just say that nina knew? Yes. So when I went to pick up my dad in nixon falls, nina knew that sonny was there? Yes. She was hiding him away, letting all of us grieve and putting my mother through hell?! I want to know what she knew and when. And I want to know how and when you found out. I did not know when I planned your wedding, okay? I swear. I didn’t find out till this morning when nina came to me, and she was really upset and — and very remorseful. She said she made a terrible mistake. A mistake. Is that what we’re calling it?

Okay, your turn. What, to drink or talk? Both. We don’t have to talk about me all night. We can talk about you. What do you think of me?

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Since you’re not even going to remember your name in the morning, I will tell you.

[ Exhales sharply ] I missed you. I missed what we were to each other. Our friendship. And, yeah, I know it was me who messed it up. But then when everything happened and you came back into my life… it was a problem. What was the problem? I like you. And I didn’t want to. And it keeps getting worse. And I think, in a way, you understand me better than anyone else. I mean, robert is the closest, obviously. But he’s the… good soldier. That’s the difference. He never sold out. He never compromised himself like — like I did. How we both did. I’m not saying that he looks down on me. What I’m saying is that I look down on myself when I’m with him. But not with me because I’m so much worse? Yes, you are. Right. That’s not what I meant. No, I know, I know, I know. I’m good. I’m good. You know, the first thing that changed my life completely… was the birth of my daughter charlotte. And you know the second thing. It was you. Oh, my god. Of course. Peter was in afghanistan. He paid david archer to hand me over to helena. Something you didn’t remember at first, but when it started to come back years later — that son of a bitch didn’t want me to rat him out.

[ Scoffs ] Yeah, peter was anxious to keep hidden what a wretched human being he is, someone who stole you from your life and — and scrambled your memory. He — he saw me as a threat. Specifically to your standing with the people he held most dear — maxie and his unborn child. So peter went “extreme,” as they say — not that I haven’t been there myself. But there’s a difference between doing nefarious things because you’re blindly in love with the person you’re doing them for and doing them just because it’s expedient. Wait. What did peter do to maxie? Well, I mean, carly was gonna talk to you about it, but since, you know, the moment came up, uh, I thought I will. Yeah?Yeah. H-h-how you doing with your, uh, bipolar disorder? I mean, have you been on your meds? H-how you dealing with it? Because you seem like you’re doing okay right now. I-I was — I was lucky, ’cause the people that took me in, uh, phyllis, she was a nurse, and she — she saw my erratic behavior from the beginning. Did it get bad? Nah, it didn’t get — didn’t get really bad, but I couldn’t — I didn’t sleep couple nights, and, um… you know, uh — you know how I get when I’m having a manic episode. And anybody else would have thrown me out, called the cops. But they were fantastic. They just told me to go to the doctor and get treatment. I mean, that — well, that sounds like a real blessing. Yeah. But that doctor was treating a bartender named mike. Right. Sonny, you — you should see your psychiatrist. I just want to tell you how much it means to me that you gave me a second chance. I mean, to be able to be with wiley, it’s such a gift. Look. What it boils down to is wiley loves you and you love him. So much. How could we take that away from him? And I am so, so grateful. And not only that, but also that you’re wiley’s parents both of you. And you’re really great parents. I mean, you put him first, and you can tell. He’s such a happy, all-around awesome kid. And I give you guys all the credit. Thanks. Yeah. I don’t know about that. No, I do. You’re decent. You’re… decent, kind, good people. And you didn’t have to let me be part of wiley’s life, but you did it anyway. And I know there was a little coercion with jax, but I truly believe that if you thought that I was bad for wiley, there’s no way that you would let me in his life. You gave me a chance. Thank you. You’re very kind to say all that. No, I mean it. I’m very, very grateful. Well, so are we. The situation with wiley had gone really bad, as you know, and nina wanted to get out of town to clear her head. So she stopped by nixon falls to say hello to a friend, and she was floored when she saw sonny. So floored she couldn’t tell me? She was gonna call you, carly. She said she did call you to tell you that, uh, she saw sonny, and you guys got in some sort of argument? Oh, whoa, so now this is my mom’s fault? Wait, no, I didn’t say that. She wasn’t nice to nina, so that gave nina the right to lie and keep sonny a secret for months? That is crap!

I changed your life? Oh, this should be good. Yeah. It was miraculous, seeing you again, how you’d completely changed your life around. You’d gone from a sad, flawed, compromised sellout — mm, don’t hold back. And you’d become something so much better. I admire you. I could never reach the level that you’ve reached. But you showed me that I can make better choices. I can see that. I see you. I know you do. And you see me. Yeah. Better than anyone does, I think. Oh. Just don’t go and get all juvenile about this. Where have I heard that before? Wait, wait — not the juvenile part, the other bit. Okay. Oh, there we go. Yeah, you’re getting juvenile, I see. I know — me! I’m the one who said that. I’ve been saying that all along. I get you, anna devane, right down to your socks. I’m not wearing any socks. It’s a good start. Peter and maxie conceived a child together. Ah, I thought maxie had better instincts than that.

[ Chuckles ] He won her over. And he was convincing. Completely sold maxie on the fact that he was reformed. I fell for it, too, for a while. Maxie was my daughter-in-law. I wanted to be on good terms with her. And how’d that work out for you?

[ Scoffs, chuckles ] When peter’s past was on the brink of coming out to haunt him… he framed me for his own crimes and had me shipped off to steinmauer. S-so that’s it. So you were at steinmauer and then — and then they sent you here. There was this whole interstitial with maxie realizing how despicable peter was, rejecting him, and then him arranging to induce her labor so he could kidnap her and his child. As one does. So what happened?

[ Scoffs ] It backfired. The woman he hired to preside over the birth ended up stealing the baby, handing her off to someone else, and meeting an untimely end. So now that precious baby is out there. Maxie doesn’t know where to find her. Are you sure this wasn’t a setup by peter? Positive. The only thing he cares about is finding his daughter. Which is clearly why he’s working with victor. Who the hell is victor? You know, we haven’t forgotten how much you came through for wiley at the original custody hearing. I mean, you got on the stand, and you just told the truth about nelle, and I know it made a huge difference.

[ Chuckles ] It’s funny. At that time, I didn’t know that he was my grandson. Yeah. You know, I’ve — I’ve, uh — I’ve thought about that, you know, knowing what we know now, if it would have changed what you said. Willow: But it doesn’t matter. Yeah. You came through for wiley when he needed you, and… we will always be grateful. Yeah, I mean, I-it was — seriously, it was the definite turning point in the custody fight. You know what I remember about that day? What? I just genuinely wanted to do the right thing. And even though in my heart, I wish that things could have been different for nelle, and for me, the — the fact that things turned out the way they did for wiley, I was so thankful for. And that part, I will never question or regret, because he has you two. Josslyn: I’m sorry. I’m not mad at you. No, I know you’re not. It’s nina I’m mad at. But I’ve got to say, it kind of seems like you’re defending her. No, I’m not defending nina. What nina did was indefensible. But… do I feel empathy for her? Yes, okay? Because I’ve been at a place in my life where I’ve convinced myself out of fear or anger or pain that doing something wrong was okay. I’ve been there. So I’m not — I’m not really in a position to judge her. Are you, carly? Well, I really hadn’t thought about it, ’cause I was on my medication, so… I was doing well. That’s good. I’m glad. But you’re — you’re right. Um, I got to check it out. I got to take care of myself. You and carly talk about this, uh, about me? Yeah, of course. I mean, it’s a — it’s a big deal that you’re back. There’s a lot to figure out. Sorry you got stuck with this and, yeah, you know, all this hell that you’ve been through, and I-I wasn’t there to help you. It’s not your fault. No, it’s not. It’s nina’S.

[Music: “I swear”]Jaycee tried gain flings for the firs mm. Okay. That happened. I know. You’re a good kisser. Um, we need to sober up. I thought you said you weren’t drunk. Okay, you need to sober up. Oh, where’s the fun in that? Uh, so, I’m gonna get us a gallon of water, a gallon of coffee, and then we’re gonna sober up, and we’re gonna go back to the hospital. Oh, I want to hear more about your socks. Oh, boy. Be right back. Hi. Uh, I need two ice waters, two large coffees, uh, please and thank you. Of course. Yeah. Okay. Wow. Victor cassadine didn’t die in that explosion at crichton-clark. No, he survived and has been pulling strings ever since. To what extent, I’m not certain. All I know is that while on my way to st. Lucia — st. Lucia? To kill peter, which he so richly deserved — I was abducted and wound up here, with a pit stop at victor’s lavish compound. Huh. Bet you’re missing that place right about now. The company’s better here. So let me get this straight. Victor and peter are working together because peter wants to find his daughter. Yes. But peter is an incredible lowlife. I mean, victor has got to know that. Oh, please. Anyone who’s met peter for five minutes knows that. So then what’s in it for victor? I mean, obviously, he’s not doing it from the goodness of his heart, so what is he getting out of this arrangement? Alright, I think you probably want some alone time with wiley. Want to take a walk with me? I would love nothing more. Did you get the feeling that something was going on with nina, like she was upset or lost or…I don’t know. I don’t know. It’s probably part of the reason why she’s here, right? Seeing wiley will be good for her. It always does wonders for me. Hey, can I help you with this? Okay. Listen, I’m sorry I was gone for so long. Oh, it’s okay. We got to make up for lost time, right? Yeah.

[ Voice breaking ] Lost time might be all we have left. Sonny, what — what are you talking about? Nina who? Reeves. Re– I-I don’t — I don’t understand. Remember phyllis who I told you about? She hired me to work at her bar? Um, she was friends with nina. Nina left port charles to come and see phyllis. And she saw me. And I was, uh — you know, she knew that I was dead, but she saw me alive. She knew where I was. For how — for how long? Well, pretty much most of the time. So she — she — she knew, but she didn’t say anything to anybody? Yeah, it was complicated. That doesn’t sound that complicated to me. Well, what happened is nina was upset at carly over the whole nelle thing and then the — the wiley thing spilled over. I know, but we went through hell, sonny. Yeah, I know you did. I know you did. Carly and the kids, they were devastated. And now you’re telling me that they didn’t have to be devastated, that nina held the key to all this pain, and she didn’t use it? I get that you’re angry. And I’m angry, also. You’re not angry enough. I’ve done some terrible, questionable things. But that doesn’t justify what nina did. She stole sonny’s life for months, maxie! And for what?! Out of spite?! I mean, she literally took sonny’s free will and sat back and watched his family grieve. So no. Nina doesn’t get an excuse. I don’t disagree with you. You know, what you did today is the opposite of what nina did to sonny. She kept him a secret because it suited her. You came here and you told me the truth because you believed I deserved to know. Okay, I’m gonna feel really bad if I don’t say this, but… I still love nina, even though she did something very wrong. Well, that’s the painful part of loving someone… who messes up, right? But this was nina’s choice. And she’s gonna have to live with the consequences.

You’re a very shrewd man, drew. You cut right to the heart of it. Victor never does anything without an ulterior motive. There’s always a goal he’s working towards. And peter is helping him achieve that goal. Peter has something victor wants or needs or plans to acquire. And I hope he gets it, because once he’s no longer useful to victor, that will be the end of peter august. But none of which helps us. I don’t know about you, but I’m not gonna wait around to find out how it plays out between those two psychos. I’m getting the hell out of here. Music to my ears.

[ Cell door opens ] Time’s up. This man is very ill. His kidney may be bruised. I need to see him again soon. I’ll tell the boss. Let’s go. Um, excuse me, sir? Uh, uh, excus– do you speak english?

[ Chuckles ] Yes. Uh, sorry. I know. Tourist. Um, I’m headed to the U.S. Consul hospital to check on a patient there, and my friend is asleep upstairs. Uh, I may not be back until the morning. Mm. Not to worry. I’ll make sure your friend gets the message. Oh, thank you. Mm. I appreciate that. Night. Um, I loved your playing.

[ Speaks greek ] This woman stole nine months from you, nine months where you weren’t living your life with your wife and your kids. Why aren’t you furious? I-i was furious. But what’s the point? Nina, you know, she’s a sad woman. Her mother screwed her over. She went through a bad period in her life. She finds out she has a child, and it’s nelle. That would mess anybody up. I’m not making excuses. She absolutely should have told the truth. She made a bad decision. It’s more than one bad decision, sonny. She took so much from you. I’m not happy about that. But I don’t — I don’t see the point in wasting my energy hating her. I mean… maybe I just don’t want to — maybe I just don’t want to let myself get angry. I’m gonna have to talk to a psychiatrist about that one. Well, that sounds like a plan. Let’s get out of here. We got to get — get rid of this. This should have been gone yesterday. Okay, say cheese. Cheese. Cheese! Can you make a silly face for me?

[ Growls ] I don’t know how to —

[ Laughing ] Yes, you do. Mr. Wiley, you have another visitor. Well, of course he does, ’cause he’s irresistible.

[ Chuckles ] Can you take wiley? We’re going to need some time alone. Yuri: Of course. Come on. Wiley? Fist bump. You stole sonny’s life. And, bitch, you’re gonna pay.

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you okay, yuri? You need anything? I’ll be over here, looking, uh… how you say, discreet. Oh, yeah. That’s you. Discreet with a capital “D.”

[ Sighs ] Okay. Hi, I’m here. I’m here. Hi. Okay, so is yuri, so there’s no need to worry. There’s also two plainclothes officers outside. And as far as worrying goes, that feels like all I’m doing lately. First, I thought peter was gonna come after… you, and now I’m afraid I’m his target. Someone really did a number on you, didn’t they? Who did this? Peter? Or someone else? Either way, you’re safe now.

[ Door opens ] Hi. How is she? Just as the doctor said. She’s still unconscious.

[ Door closes ] Any luck? No, I mean, not much beyond her name. I can’t lose britta. Not after losing my nathan. I have no choice but to trust that you’ll keep your word. Oh, don’t worry, my darling. The worst is over now. Wrong again, darling. I shot you once and left you for dead. You survived. This time… you won’t be so lucky. Liesl, liesl, liesl. Are you sure this is how you want to play this?

[ Indistinct conversations in distance ]

[ Elevator bell dings ] Oh. Hi. Hi.

[ Door closes ] I saw one of those trivia night fliers upstairs. You interested? Oh, I don’t know. I hadn’t really given it much thought. Yeah. Yeah, me neither. Anyway, I’ve got to, um… get these files upstairs. Of course. I’ll, um… I’ll see you around. Okay. I’ll see you. Okay. Okay. What’s up with you and elizabeth? You need to stop fooling yourself. Mike’s gone. You need to forget that he ever existed. I will never forget. I will never forget what mike and I shared together. You had nothing with me, nina. You were in love with some guy that you thought I was. Let’s — let’s start with that. Tending bar in nixon falls, mopping the floors. That’s not — if I wanted to do that, I would have stayed in brooklyn! That — that wasn’t my life plan, and it still isn’T. So is this — this is your life? Are you happy with this life here in port charles? Yeah. With my wife, my kids, and my business. Even though you wish it wasn’T. I got to go. I got to talk to diane about this buscema and novak thing. I know the cops are going to call me down. So… jason, there’s something we need to talk about. What are we gonna tell sonny? How do we make this okay for him? What — what do you mean by okay? Sonny doesn’t know our marriage was almost real, and it doesn’t matter because it’s over. I know that. But sonny’s been gone for nine months, and unless he said something to you, I have no idea how he’s been dealing with his bipolar disorder or if he’s been dealing with it at all. I looked on ancestry and just started digging and found some really cool stuff… it was just a lot of fun. Just to talk to my parents about it and to send it to my grandparents and be like, hey this person we’re all related to look at this crazy stuff they did in arizona 100 years ago. It actually gives you a picture of their life, so you get to feel like you’re walking the same path they did.

Oh, hey. Thanks for the assist the other day. Hmm? Keeping britt’s mind off her mother. Oh, right. Yeah, she totally saw right through it, but was grateful nonetheless. Dare I say I think britt might be growing on me? Stranger things have happened. Biz. Yeah? You seem distracted. Everything okay? I’m being as safe as i physically can be, so I know I’m being irrational. Hey, those are the same instincts that are gonna keep you away from peter, so you listen to them. There’s no harm in a little extra caution. Thank you for arranging this. Of course. Just remember — if anyone asks, we are here on deception business. Oh, right. Got it.

[ Chuckles ] Hey, maxie. Brook lynn. Hey. Oh, and look at you! Bailey’s getting so big. Champion eater, this one. Oh! I’m surprised to see you here. I thought you’d be at home celebrating. Celebrating what? Carly and jason’s wedding? Wait. You haven’t heard? Obviously not. Sonny’s alive.

[ Gasps ] Were you happy as mike? How do I answer that? Well, it’s simple. Were you happy as mike? Yeah, I was happy, but I didn’t know what I was missing. Well, doesn’t that tell you something? That there’s this happy, nonviolent, better guy living inside of you just waiting to come out? No. You know what that tells me? That — that the guy had amnesia. But the real me was still in there. You remember when there was trouble and I would take care of the situation? True. Right. Yes. We met — when we went to c-corinth, remember that guy? Yes. And I was terrified that you were going to hurt the guy or worse — that sonny would come out. But there was mike. You were kind to him. Because I made the smart move, nina. I may not always be right, but I don’t like to think that I’m stupid. Why would I beat the hell out of the guy when I can make him my ally? You got to look at a situation and turn it into your advantage. Yeah, I think that’s part of it, but I don’t believe it’s all of it. You gotta listen to me, okay? I’m sorry…that you fell in love with mike. And he fell in love with me. That was an illusion, plain and simple. We don’t know anything about what’s been going on with sonny the whole time he’s been gone. No, we don’T. I mean, he seems okay, which makes me think he’s got his hands on some kind of medication, but I don’t know. Maybe he hasn’T. Maybe he doesn’t think he needs it anymore. I mean, you are — you are right. Sonny, uh, seems pretty — pretty level. Although there were times before where he was on medication and he seemed level, and then he crashed. And if anything’s going to make him crash… …it’s this. Us. More importantly, how are you? I finally got the all clear from my physical therapist. Back to work? Back to work. Back to everything… that’s great, chase. That’s really great. Maybe just try to go easy in the gym, will you? Yeah, I’ve been warned. Yeah, but will you listen? So, you and elizabeth? From what I saw on the camping trip, things seemed to be progressing between you two. I guess they were. Well, what happened? It’s more like what didn’t happen. We almost kissed. So, chloe abandoned her car after the accident, and she made her way into this little village where she said she was an american, she gave them her name, and then she collapsed. So the local authorities were alerted, and then when the american consul ran her name and identity — she was listed as a missing person. Exactly. And that alerted the wsb because she was already on their register. Mm-hmm. Because the fake chloe had used her id when kidnapping maxie and the baby. But how the real chloe ended up here is anyone’s guess. It’s got to be peter, right? Mm. But I don’t remember faison having a base of operations here in greece. Other than the work he did for helena. Of course. Cassadine island is right close, isn’t it?

[ Sighs ] One of the things I’ve always found so sexy about you is your intelligence. So let’s review the situation. Obviously, you’re on my compound with a full staff keeping watch. So do you really think pulling a knife on me is your best strategy? It’s the only strategy. I’m not available to be your prisoner. I’m getting out of here and going home to my daughter.

[ Scoffs ] You didn’t used to be nearly this sentimental. Losing my son changed me. It made me understand what is important and what is not. What is worth it and what is not. Clearly a lesson you have never learned. So in case there’s any doubt? Yes, victor. I will kill you to get back to my only remaining child. In a heartbeat.

Last I heard, almost kissing was a good thing. I don’t know. It was just a moment. I’m — I’m not sure elizabeth wanted it to happen. Why would you say that? Well, it’s just a little awkward between us now. I mean, you saw us. I did. But vibes were coming from both you guys. Did you want the kiss to happen? I got a little lost looking into her eyes. Mm. If scott hadn’t fallen from the sky, who knows? You’d still be kissing her right now, huh? Listen, I just — I don’t want to… I don’t want to push anything, alright? If elizabeth’s not into it or if she’s having second thoughts, I — I understand that. Okay. But what if she’s neither of those things? Things were going really well, and the kids were off with chase. Finn and i had a moment alone… and…? And we were this close to kissing when scott showed up. Parachute and all. Yeah. Okay. So you were interrupted. Big deal. Just pick up where you left off. That’s the thing. I’m not sure finn wants to. I’m sorry rekindling our relationship isn’t in the cards, but I still… I still don’t think that our time together has been a waste of time.


Nein. See, it’s given me a — a chance to see you in a whole new light, to appreciate you even more. I see how much you loved your son, liesl. I regret that he wasn’t mine. I also regret that we’re going to have to do this the hard way. Oh, don’t worry. I won’t kill you unless I absolutely have to. I don’t think he’ll see it the same way. Hello, liesl. It was so surreal to walk into that room and see sonny. I mean, not only alive, but smiling. I mean, I did not know what to feel first. It was a roller coaster of emotion, from shock to joy and confusion to relief. I can’t even imagine. When I first heard, I was blown away. Oh, yeah, that’s an understatement. Wait, how did you find out? Oh, uh, I hear things from… people who know stuff. Oh, that’s just so weird. I mean, sonny only came home to my mom and jason. On their wedding night. Oh, that’s a whole other story. But then dante showed up, and kristina, michael, and i got the text to come over, and… I’m sorry. Is dante the one who shared the news? Forget that I was married. I had an entire life, nina. What did you think you — you were gonna do? It was just gonna go on indefinitely? Even if — if I, you know, didn’t get my memory back, that humble bartender was so far from who I am. You’re right. I was in denial. Like 100% complete in denial. But let me make something really clear. There wasn’t one morning — not one — that I didn’t wake up and say to myself, “today is the day that I’m going to tell him the truth and make things right.” But you didn’T. I didn’t because I would see you smile. I’d see how peaceful you were, how happy. And all my willpower would just evaporate. It’s like nixon falls was this parallel world where only good things happen. There’s no pain. You weren’t in danger.

[ Voice breaking ] I never meant to hurt you. You didn’t think it hurt me to be away from my family? To leave carly and jason to pick up the pieces? You were great. We were great together. But it wasn’t real.

[ Sighs ] I mean, look. The vows we said, the life that we thought we would have, it’s — it’s not going to happen. And the feelings, these are going to go away in time, and we’re just gonna get back to normal. But if sonny finds out our plan was to have a real marriage… you know how sonny operates. And paranoia is huge for him when he’s having a manic episode. And if he’s having a manic episode, we don’t — we don’t know. Yeah. And if he is, the worst thing that can happen is for sonny to become paranoid against us — the two people who can help him.

It’s complicated, you know? I don’t get what’s so complicated. You and elizabeth are both adults who work in the same field, who spent weeks upon weeks trying to save my life. Thank you for that, by the way. Yeah, no problem. It makes sense that you guys would have grown closer together. Yes, but that was a heightened situation. So? So, you’re fine now, thank god, and things are going back to normal. Exactly. Now you and elizabeth have a chance to explore things between you in a regular, everyday setting. That’s what worries me.

[ Sighs ] When chase was sick, it was a distraction. From losing franco, you mean? Yeah. And working with finn to keep his brother alive was all-consuming, and it’s exactly what I needed. Not to mention, we made a pretty great team. You sure did. Spending all that time together… you got closer. It felt that way. It looked that way, too. But now I don’t know. I don’t know. Now that things have calmed down and we’ve both taken a step back… maybe I mistook our teamwork for something else. No, no, you’re right. Cassadine island is not far away. It’s about 20 minutes by boat. Are you okay with that? How does it feel being so close? I will say I’ve got some mixed emotions. Uh, I left the island when I was 6. I don’t remember having any fond memories there. What really bothers me is that nikolas got the entire inheritance. In such a dramatic way. So typical of helena to set things up that way. Absolutely. But the fact of the matter is it was not my money to inherit. I’m not a cassadine. I’m not beholden to mikkos or helena. I am the man that I made myself to be. You’re your own person. You know what? What? I think I’m starting to like him. I think I am, too. Well, you certainly took your time. Oh, I’m sorry. I was busy launching myself off a cliff to escape anna and valentin. Mm, and I was busy arranging your retrieval. Oh, and you’re welcome. You two are working together? Not that it’s any of your concern, liesl, since you tried to kill me. I tried to kill you because you deserve it. My only regret is that it didn’t work. He is a despicable excuse for a human being. Mm, perhaps. But he does have his uses. I trust that you took care of that mess in pennsylvania. Yes, I burned that hole-in-the-wall bar to the ground. Oh, and your niece was inside. Nina? I doubt that anyone survived. So, now that I’ve tied off one loose end, time to tie off another.

[ Dramatic music plays ] You know what, josslyn? One thing I have learned is never, ever ask maxie her sources. She just knows things, and we get to take advantage of that.

[ Laughs ] Mm. Anyways, let’s backtrack for a second. Sonny is alive? This is incredible. What happened? When he fell into the water after that bridge collapsed, he didn’t drown. He washed ashore in a small town in pennsylvania with no memory of who he was. Wow, that’s crazy. I know. I guess some nice people took him in and he’s been living there for the past nine months without any idea that he had this entire other life waiting for him. But he’s okay? Yeah. I cannot wait to see him. I-I don’t want to push myself on him if he’s overwhelmed or anything. I mean, is sonny really doing okay? You keep saying that it wasn’t real, and I understand that. I really do. But at the same time, it happened, sonny. We fell in love. Don’t say “we.” Okay, mike and I, we fell in love. And you were mike. No. No, i wasn’t mike. You had — you had feelings for somebody that wasn’t me. And I get the feeling that you don’t — you don’t even like who I am. I think you don’t like sonny corinthos very much. No, I just did– I — you — I just didn’t know sonny — you — very well. And I believed you had every reason to hate me. I read the stories. And the articles. And, yes, that made me see you in a more negative light, but mike didn’t happen in a vacuum. That kindness, that love, that patience, willingness to listen… all of that came from you, sonny. You have those qualities. I just didn’t know that. So all of this — all of me saying that mike was a better version of you — it was just me judging you because I didn’t really know you.

[ Crying ] I didn’t know you. And obviously, now I never will.

[ Sighs ] Everyone was there, jason. They saw us. At our wedding. Including michael. I mean, michael knows it was more than just politics for us, or at least it was going to be, and… I mean, what if sonny gets suspicious and he starts asking questions? What are you gonna tell him? I mean, if sonny asks about us… I’m gonna — I’m gonna tell him the truth. That we wanted a real marriage. But it didn’t get that far because sonny came back and everything changed. But what I need you to hold onto is that we didn’t do anything wrong.

[ Indistinct conversations, telephone ringing ] Okay. First thing I’m going to caution you against is trying to put yourself into finn’s head. You have no idea what he’s thinking, biz. Oh, but don’t I, though? Last night, when we were talking about doing a redo on the camping trip, all he brought up was the kids. Nothing about the almost-kiss. Mm-hmm. And did you bring it up? No, but there was a reason for that. Like what? Like maybe it’s just too soon. Not only for finn, but for me, too. I don’t believe that for one second. Elizabeth lost her husband not that long ago, and I’m — I’m pretty fresh off a bad breakup. Okay, “fresh” might be a little bit of a stretch. You know what I’m saying. Maybe the timing is just not right. Maybe the timing is perfect. Not to mention violet. Who adores elizabeth. Thinks she walks on water. Exactly. You saw how hard this was on violet when anna and i ended things. Say — say elizabeth and I, we do get close… and then it doesn’t work out. I’m not gonna put my daughter through that again. You’re right. I am? Yeah, I don’t think you should get involved with anyone ever again in the slight off chance that it just might not work out. That’s not what I’m saying. Yes, it is. Dr. Yuan: Brains can and do heal. We’re hoping for the best with ms. Jennings. Do you have any idea when she might come out of it? I’m sorry, I don’T. There’s no timetable for this. What can you actually tell us about her condition? She has a concussion, most likely from a car accident. She was also dehydrated, disoriented. She had clearly come from some kind of stressful situation. Okay, so probably not a person who ran off the road while drunk on vacation. No. Hm, sounding more and more like chloe was being held against her will. What are you doing? Liesl is my guest. So? You’re not calling the shots here — I am. Put the gun down. Take whatever you want. The knife, my life — I don’t care. Just let me kill him first. W-wait —

that’s the trade? Yes. You stupid, pathetic woman — whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on. Let me think about this. Sonny seems great. Yeah? I mean, I don’t know. I don’t really have a scale to judge it on. Last night was amazing and wonderful. He was so happy to see us, and of course, we were just as happy to see him. I mean, he seemed like the sonny I’ve always known. Did he tell you what he’s been up to, or…? You know, he didn’t say much. But I’m sure he will once he settles in. That makes sense. Yeah. You know, he says that he knew where he was and what he was doing. But, you know, nine months…

[ Chuckles lightly] It’s kind of a long time, and I’m sure there’s holes. Look, maxie, I don’t want to put you on the spot, and I totally get the “don’t reveal your sources” thing, but if you do know something, it’d be great if you could tell my mom. Yeah, yeah, I think you’re right, josslyn. I definitely need to talk to carly. Look, we never would have let ourselves go down this road if sonny hadn’t disappeared. No, of course not. I-I don’t want sonny to think that he’s in our way. Or that we’re still together. Because we’re not. No, we’re not. But we don’t want to… there’s nothing to hide. And sonny’s just gonna pick up on that. Okay, so let’s just take this step by step. Okay. Okay. Just, um… I’ll talk to sonny about his bipolar disorder, and then we’ll just take it one day at a time. And, uh, if he asks any questions, we just tell him the truth. Tell the truth. I really hope he doesn’t ask. My reckoning day has come, hasn’t it? All the lies I told, all the people I left to grieve for you. They’re gonna feel betrayed, and they should, because that’s what I did. Betrayed so many people, and I betrayed the trust that we had with each other. And I betrayed michael and our grandson. You didn’t lose that connection, did you? What? When you were video chatting with wiley, that call wasn’t dropped. You ended it ’cause you didn’t want me to see my family. Yeah. Out of all the choices I could have made, I chose the one that would alienate everybody. And now I have to live with the anger and resentment. Theirs… and yours.

And then there’s the whole violet angle. You are shutting this down before it’s even begun. No, I’m not. Yes, you are. You are way overthinking this. No, I’m trying to be an adult. And do you want to be a happy adult? Of course I do. Okay. Does elizabeth make you happy? Yes. I love spending time with finn. Then get out of your own way already. Talk to her, actually see where you are with each other, and then maybe you’ll find out that you guys are actually on the same page. And if you don’t — no harm, no foul. But you’ll never know if you don’t try. Okay. Okay. Okay. So, when you put it like that… didn’t think your little brother could be so wise, did you? No, I didn’T. Let’s not go overboard. I’m here for advice anytime you need me — oh, my god, I’ve created a monster. It’s like — I can’t do this anymore. I got work to do, alright? Just show yourself out. You cannot be serious. As tempting as I find your offer, the truth is… I can’t trust you. But you trust him?! Oh, peter and I have our own arrangement. Then you are a bigger imbecile than I thought. The second he sees his opening, he’ll double-cross you. Well, that’s just a chance I’ll have to take.

[ Dramatic music plays ] I loved our wedding. And our reception. And I’m gonna treasure those memories for the rest of my life. But that’s private. That’s for me and that’s for you. And I’m not trying to shut sonny out. It’s just he wasn’t there. He wasn’t a part of it. And to try and explain that to him is only gonna cause tension — look, I know — carly. First of all, it’s — it’s sonny, okay? And the three of us have been through way worse than this. And it’s a good thing that he’s back. Oh, I know. It’s a miracle. I mean, it’s — it’s what I’ve prayed for every moment that he was gone. But at the same time, it’S… it’s disorienting. I know. There’s gonna be bumps. There’s always gonna be bumps. But we have him. And he has us. And it’s gonna be okay.

[ Chuckles ] I love that about you. When you say that it’s gonna be okay, you mean it. Now you say it.

[ Laughs ] Go ahead. It’s gonna be okay. ‘S gonna be all right. Let me tell you something, nina. And this is coming from experience. It’s — it’s never a good thing to play god with someone’s life. And that’s what you did. And now there’s gonna be a fallout. I know. And I’m sorry about that, because, uh, I have to be honest — aside from the first initial impulse to get back at carly, I don’t think you did anything with malice. I think that you made a mistake and you just kept going on. That pretty much sums it up, doesn’t it? And for what it’s worth, I truly am really sorry. I hope you don’t suffer from my mistakes.

[ Sighs ]

You ready to go? Da. I order a avocado on toast for monica. Aww, that was so sweet of you, yuri. I’m sure monica will really appreciate that. But we have bigger fish to fry. Peter august. Yeah, he’s still out there. The guy’s got a screw loose. For all we know, peter might be planning a full-blown assault on the house. Well, if he tries, it’ll be the last thing he ever does. I won’t know let anyone get near you or that baby. I think we should head to the village, conduct a few interviews, maybe see if someone saw chloe or the car or both. You never know what kind of details you can turn up. I think that’s a good idea. Let’s go. I would like you to notify me if she wakes up. Will do. Thank you.

[ Monitor beeping ] Hi again. Hi. [ Chuckles ] Maybe we should make ourselves scarce. I think that’s the best bet. So. So. So, how are you at trivia? Oh…

[ Scoffs ] Not great. Ah. But it’s more about fun than skill, right? Right. Right, and — and it’s for a really good cause. Yeah, exactly. So, um… maybe next wednesday? Yeah. Okay. I’ll be there.

[ Sighs ] Stop this at once! Victor: I’m so sorry it had to come to this. Where are you taking me?! I look forward to seeing you soon. Victor! We can negotiate! Peter: It’s a mistake keeping her alive. She’s dangerous. Take it from someone who knows. Oh, I’m well aware that she’s dangerous — to you. That’s why I locked her up. Then why take the risk when you can just get rid of her? That’s for me to know and you… not to.

[ Chuckles ] You’re not nearly as smart as you think you are, victor. We’re done here.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Yes. What do you have for me? Ms. Jennings just had two visitors from the wsb.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Good. You’re here.

[ Door closes ] Hey, maxie. What’s going on? Maxie has something she wants to tell you.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Hey, dad. I’m home. Took me a while, but I finally made it. That wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for you coming to me in the woods. You saved my life. And, you know, I-I… your watch — I, uh… I-I threw it away. I mean, it…

[ Sighs ] It’s a long story. But… hey. Hey. Glad you’re here. First things first — can we get rid of that thing?

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Just tell me, is my mom okay? Did she contact you? Okay. Sorry. I didn’t mean to mislead you. I haven’t actually heard from your mom. But you — you just said —

[ Knock on door ] Hold on. Oh. Hiya, maxie. Hi. Hey, britt. Wait a second. Wait a second. Is this about liesl? Okay, I spoke with nina, and I have some information on liesl’s disappearance.

[ Cellphone ringing ] What’s up? Hey, are you busy? Kind of. I’m at the gym. Volleyball practice got canceled. Ah, I see. Well, how long until you’re done? About an hour. Why? Well, I’m with trina at charlie’s right now, and she wants to run a theory by you. Mm, I kind of want to finish my workout. Can it wait an hour? Did kevin leave? Yes, just now. Where’s esme? She left a little while ago. Kickboxing, and she mentioned something about going to some interior design boutique after. She wants to redecorate her room.

[ Chuckles ] Boy, she’s full of ideas. Yeah. Esme is all about creativity and thinking outside the box. And you chose to miss all of that to hang with your father? Lesser of two evils.

[ Chuckles ] You okay? Yeah. I mean, sonny’s back. I’M… beyond grateful that he’s alive. Yeah, me, too. But underneath all that joy, I just keep wondering… …what happens next?

[ Sighs ] You stalking me? No, I, um — I was taking this to my brother’s grave site, and I saw someone here, and I wasn’t sure if that was you. You didn’t recognize the wardrobe? Partly. But I didn’t know that you’d be up and around so soon. I know you left the clinic against medical advice. H-how — how you doing? A-are you feeling any after effects from that smoke inhalation — you don’t get to do that. Do what? Act like you give a damn. This is the grave site where my family grieved because of you. Don’t you think for a second… …that I’ll ever forget that!

Turns out, peter was tracking me. He knew I went to texas, and then he followed me when I went to visit nina in nixon falls. When I left, he approached nina and pressured her to help him find louise. And when she refused, he tried to kill her. Is nina okay? Yeah, no thanks to peter. He tied up her and her friend and set the building on fire. Aw, for crying out loud, maxie, what does this have to do with liesl? Peter told nina liesl had been handled. Handled? What — what does — what does that mean, that — that he killed her? No, maybe that’s just what he wants everybody to think. I mean, “handled” could mean anything. Typical peter double-speak, you know? I mean, besides, he’s on the run, trying to find louise. Why take the time to abduct my mother? I was just about to get to that part. Hello, liesl. Finally. It’s been days. I’m going stir-crazy in this room. Your minions barely talk or look me in the eye, just a lot of nodding and smiling. I warned them not to fraternize. Well, I can’t have you charming my people into doing your bidding the way you did that poor fool kirk in geneva. I didn’t charm dr. Kirk. I survived him. Where have you been? I wanted to give you time to adjust to your… new reality. All you’ve done is give scott and britta time to find me. Now, why would they be looking for a dead woman? I’m glad esme’s making her room her own. I want you both to feel comfortable here. Oh, don’t worry. Esme is comfortable wherever she goes. Well, that’s an admirable trait. I’m glad to get to know more about the girl who’s captured my son’s heart. Esme is the coolest. She’s beautiful and smart. She tells it like it is. I never connected with anyone the way I connected with esme. Esme sounds very special. It’s good to have someone like her in your corner. That she is. Esme’s the best. Joss is at the gym right now. Are you good to hang out here for a while while she finishes up? Mm-hmm. Uh, hey, joss. Bottom line — esme’s up to something, and she’s dragging spencer

along with her. I’ll be right there. Josslyn, hi. Are you in the kickboxing class? Actually, I’m on my way out. Enjoy your class. Oh, josslyn, wait. You can’t leave. Sonny: You like my headstone? My family wanted to leave me a marker, even though they didn’t find my body. This is the place where they would grieve. Of course, I’m one state away thinking, “where’s my — the family who cares so much about me? They’re not looking for me.” You have every right to be angry with me. You’re damn right I do! You knew about this. And I was just going on with my life. You could have stopped it months ago, but you didn’t! I know it’s not enough to say, but I’m so sorry for the pain that I’ve caused you. Me? What about my family, my kids? Avery knew who I was, but donna… didn’t recognize me. I was like a stranger to her. And you say you — you know, you feel bad for what you did to me, but not one word… for my wife, carly. So, how’d it go after I left? Good. Uh, sonny stayed up practically all night with the kids. Yeah. I-I went up to bed to give them some time alone, and, uh, sonny — he slept in the guest room. So, I had, um, sonny’s clothes brought down from the attic, you know, everything I packed away. And he put on one of his suits this morning, and it was really great to see him looking like himself. I bet it was. What about you? Where did you go? Uh, home, to my apartment. You haven’t lived there in a while. Yeah, well, you and the kids needed me here. You don’t anymore.

didn’t you say that there weresurveillance cameras in the parking garage? That’s how they knew you didn’t shoot jason. Maybe I can get my mom to see if the hospital security will let me look at the footage to see if esme was anywhere near ava’s car that night. I’m gonna be honest. I think involving your mom is a bad idea. I mean, do you remember the trouble I nearly got my mom in when I accessed the hospital records using her password? I get where you’re coming from. Then we’re back to trapping esme and spencer into confessing that they’re the stalkers. I don’t think that’s the right way, either. You sure are coming up with a lot of obstacles. How about you come up with some solutions? I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I just personally think that the best option is being straightforward. I mean, maybe if you, me, and joss, we talked to spencer — I already tried confronting esme and spencer, and it was a disaster. And, I mean, think about it. If they’re guilty, why would they just admit to it? You have a history with spencer. Is he the confessing type? No. Spencer’s fallback is always deny, deny, deny. Okay, then. We have to be as devious as esme and spencer. We have to lay a trap for them. I can’t leave? Why not? I just, uh, get the feeling you’re avoiding me. No. I need to be somewhere. Oh, too bad. I thought this would be a good opportunity for us to spend some time together, you know, hang out. Spence told me what a good friend you’ve been to him, and anyone important to him is important to me. Well, it sounds like things are getting pretty serious. Definitely. Did you know we just moved into wyndemere? I think he mentioned it, um, but things have been so crazy since sonny came back. Wait, what? Sonny corinthos, spencer’s uncle? I thought he was dead. Yeah. Turns out he’s not. Um, I’m sorry, esme. I-I have to change. People are waiting for me. Oh. No worries. Uh, there’ll be plenty of time to get together. I’ll be around. You know, I was really surprised when you introduced me to esme. It was a night of surprises. Starting with a party you hadn’t cleared with me.

[ Scoffs ] And ending with you terrorizing me and my guests. I hope you’ve found a way to forgive me for thinking you were ava’s stalker. We’ve already hit the reset button on that, haven’t we? I applaud your capacity to let go. I know how difficult that can be. Forgiveness does not come easy to us cassadines. Check. You stole months of my life to get back at carly. No, that’s not what it was about. Then why? Because I… because carly was t-trying to take wiley away from me. She was trying to erase me from his life. And you wanted to erase me from carly’s life. So you wanted to punish her, make her pay. All the talk about y-your grandson’s other grandmother and how unfair it was? No, but everything I said was true. I just want to be in his life. You even told me to fight for wiley. I did not say that! That was mike. Mike doesn’t exist. He’s a phantom and — and my name on the back of my father’s watch. I clung to that, to phyllis, to lenny, and — to me. I didn’t think I’d find you in nixon falls. I didn’t expect to — to keep you a secret, certainly not for all those months. I admit, at first, it was about carly. But the second I knew what happened to you, I picked up the phone, sonny, to tell her. And she — she threatened me with legal action, and I just froze. I couldn’t do anything. Yes, I held back. You wanted to hurt her. Yeah, I wanted to hurt her, as much as she hurt me. But that all changed when I got to know you as mike, sweet mike. And we got closer and closer. I didn’t plan any of this. I didn’t expect things to wind up the way they did.

[ Sniffs ] That’s it? That’s your excuse? That’s what — no. It just happened? No, there’s no excuse for any of it. I’m — I was just hoping that maybe… you’d understand. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I understand. You stole my life from me. You know, I kept thinking about how, um, I thought we were gonna get so much pushback when we told people that we were getting married. And in the end, almost all of our family and friends said, “of course. It makes sense.” Because it did. You know, we got married because we thought sonny was dead. Otherwise, we never would have done it. Right. And now sonny’s back with his family where he belongs. But, jason, I can’t help but think… …if things would have been different… …we would have had a wonderful life together. Yeah, I think so, too. But, you know, that’s not — that’s not what happened.

[Inhales] What’s going on? Ava’s leaving port charles. She’s walking away from her entire life because of this whole stalker situation. Okay. But when you called me, you said that this was about spencer and esme. Well, I just ran into esme at the gym, and I am positive I was right the first time. That girl is not to be trusted. There’s just something about her. Right? She’s sketchy. Beyond. What do you think she’s gotten spencer into? I think spencer and esme are ava’s stalkers. They’re acting as a team. Sure, spencer was in wyndemere when ava’s car got torched, but that was also the night that esme showed up. And I know she had a supposed alibi, but it was lame. Look, I’m not defending spencer, but I do not see him torching a car. Because he didn’T. Esme did. Well, if they’re in on it together — maybe esme did it and spencer didn’t know about it, or maybe he did, and he was okay with it. Either way, they’re working together. Cam, you’re pretty silent. What do you think? Look, I know I’ve been pumping the brakes on this, but it is kind of weird, spencer being in town on the down-low for so long. I mean, he was really upset when — when ava refused to testify against valentin. That’s why my grandmother sent him away — for his own good. I mean, spencer, he can hold a grudge. And esme’s working him every chance she gets. I mean, I know that spencer likes to think that he’s all sophisticated, but I think he’s in way over his head with her. Esme’s very persuasive with “spence.” Game. So, why were you surprised by me and esme? What? You said you were surprised when esme showed up as my girlfriend. Why? Didn’t you think I had game?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, I knew you had game. I’d just seen you with trina, and it seemed like you guys were connecting. And the couple times you mentioned her, it sounded like she was important to you. It’s not like that. I mean, trina’s great. And I like her a lot, but as a friend. All I can tell you is that night on the turret, you didn’t seem like a guy with a girlfriend. Nina had peter in her sights and didn’t call the cops? Or anna? So the trip to st. Lucia was a cover-up so that liesl could knock off peter august? That was the general impression that I got. What the hell? She should have called the cops. Okay, nina couldn’t call the cops ’cause peter was blackmailing her. W-what would he be blackmailing her over? Sonny. Sonny? What — what the hell does he have to do with this? I already know, maxie. Jason told me. Alright. You two girls now need to tell me what is going on.

[ Sighs ] Sonny corinthos is alive. You need to say that again, because, uh, I-I-I’m starting to think I’m in the middle of a nightmare. Sonny corinthos is alive and well. He came home last night. Of course he did, because he’s impossible to kill, ’cause he’s like a palmetto bug! Okay, you know what? I think that we should refocus here. Um… okay, liesl told nina to tell peter that there was a lead on louise in st. Lucia and that anna and valentin were hot on the trail. Nina thought that would convince peter to go, but somehow, peter found out what was going on and turned the tables on them. So we were gassed up. They hijacked the plane. Wait a minute. That’s why liesl said that she can’t die. She needs to help nina. Britt: Plane crashes are peter’s M.O. He did it to silence drew cain. I mean, who’s to say he wouldn’t do it again? Yeah, but wait a minute. Why would they chuck me out like a sack of potatoes? I mean, I was a loose end. And — and where’s the evidence of the plane crash? Because there wasn’t one. My mother’s not dead. Victor, let’s stop this cat and mouse. You’ve proven you can get to me whenever you want. That being the case, let me go back to port charles. I have urgent business there. Family business — a grandson, a very troubled niece, and, oh, yes, that bumbling idiot you call a boyfriend. I also have a daughter who needs ihre mutter now more than ever. Yes. Britt’s diagnosis is troubling. Huntington’S. Dreadful disease. Yet one more reason to hate her father. Cesar is dead. Hating him is a waste of time and energy. I must focus… on my daughter. I was supposed to attend a medical conference touching on cutting-edge research for her condition. Remarkable how a symposium on inherited diseases just happened to pop up into your inbox at this exact moment in time. There was no medical conference.

[ Sighs ] It was a trap. Have you no shame?! Why should I be ashamed? Everything’s worked out neatly. I-I’d always planned to bring you here anyway. The timing couldn’t be more perfect. And now you detain me when britta needs me. She needs you alive. You see, I saved you from yourself. Oh, we both know you had bigger plans in st. Lucia than merely attending a medical conference. You took advantage of the situation. You didn’t give a damn about me or my real life. And while I was cleaning beer off of a-a bar, the entire empire that I built, everything that I cared about, was threatened! But you — but you were away from all that.

[ Chuckles ] No, listen. You were away from the mob for once. You weren’t in danger. You were safer in nixon falls than you ever would be here in port charles. So you were protecting me? Is that what you’re saying? For my own good? It’s not your job, and I don’t want it. I’m not some drifter, you know, living off the kindness of strangers. I could — I could have taken all the worry from phyllis and lenny. I could have made a call and — and just erased all their debt, given — I would have given them security. And maybe for just a little bit of time… lenny could have had some peace. What you gave lenny and phyllis was so much more important. You gave them friendship, love, and loyalty. You’re right. I lied to you. I kept you away from your family and your friends and your business. But you’re wrong about mike. He wasn’t just a hapless drifter. He…was loyal. He was hardworking. He was fearless. He was a devoted friend. He was a good man. Maybe the kind of man that you always longed to be. So take it from someone who had the privilege of knowing him up close and…personal. Mike the bartender was just as real as sonny corinthos. This morning, I walked in to the kitchen, and sonny was making coffee. Like always. Did it finally taste right? It did. I missed you. And I worried about you. You don’t have to worry. I’m fine. You always say that. Because it’s true.

[ Sighs ] I mean, things will just go back to the way they were. You know, it’s all we can do. You got a life and a — and a family with sonny. You’re a huge part of that life. Please tell me that’s not gonna change.

maybe we could somehow record spencer and esme without them knowing. What if I accuse them and then leave? Then they might say something incriminating when they think they’re alone. So you’re talking surveillance equipment? Okay, don’t hate me, but I’m the one having second thoughts now. I mean, esme is one thing, but do we really want to trap spencer? What if it exonerates him? That’s the outcome I’m hoping for. Joss, I think you’re right. Spencer’s in over his head with esme. But before she came and I was getting to know him, sure, spencer’s a lot, but beneath all that posturing and arrogance, there’s some real vulnerability, maybe even some kindness. I’d agree with that. Spencer can be astonishingly sweet… when he’s not being totally self-absorbed and oblivious. That’s why, despite everything, I don’t want anything bad to happen to him. Despite myself, I’ve kind of gotten to like him. Spencer: Trina and i were good friends. Was that all? Because before I met esme, I thought the two of you were heading toward something. Okay, sure. There was an attraction, a spark. Trina’s beautiful, smart, direct. And she’s just a good person, you know, one of those people who genuinely wants to do the right thing without being too preachy. Why wouldn’t I like her? But it can’t go anywhere. Esme’s my person. Oh! Good, you’re together. Hey, what happened to, uh, kickboxing and home decor? I had to rush back to tell you. Spencer… your uncle is alive. What are you talking about? Sonny corinthos? He — he came home last night. Josslyn just told me. Uncle sonny’s alive? That’s fantastic! He’s — wait until you meet him, esme. Uncle sonny’s the best. If sonny’s back, avery’s protected. Ava won’t have to worry about her daughter so much. Uh, thank you, esme. I have to go.

[ Door opens, closes ] Why are you standing there grinning like the cheshire cat? Because my uncle, who I love, is alive. And your father just took off so fast that he left a vapor trail. Can’t you see this is a disaster? When I intercepted you, I also let peter know that he nearly walked into your trap. He was most appreciative. You will regret your dealings with peter. Everyone does eventually. And to be clear, that degenerate has threatened to kidnap my own beloved james and use him as a substitute for his own lost child. If that happens, if peter gets his hands on james or harms nina or maxie or my britta, I will hold you responsible. Oh, I’m well aware of the hazards associated with peter, though I still think henrik suits him better. If you’re trying to win me over by disparaging peter, don’t waste your breath. I loathe him. But that doesn’t make me feel any warmer towards you. It’s not good strategy to antagonize me, liesl. Have I hurt your feelings? You’re acting against your own interests. Britt may not have long before her symptoms manifest. Do you really want to spend what could be her last healthy months here, locked up in this room? What do you want? Forget your foolish, stubborn pride. And let me back into your heart. Whew! No, I-I’m okay. Okay, I’m just relieved. I was really afraid. Look, I-I pray that you’re right, but what makes you think that liesl still alive? Scott just said it. He’s a liability. Peter hates loose ends. If he wanted to kill my mother, he would have crashed the plane, whether you were on it or not. Maybe he’s holding my mother hostage for leverage. Oh, this is the first time I feel confident that we can find my mother and rescue her, assuming she doesn’t rescue herself first. Well, now, wait, I wasn’t just, you know, given the bum’s rush and thrown out of that plane. I’m here. I’ve got a new mission, and that’s to save your mother’s life. Just because I remember who I am now doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten… what happened… the last nine months. I remember when you came to me, we — we were talking. We were dancing. Mm. I remember everything. How you led me on and didn’t say anything. That’s unforgivable! I know. That’s all you got to say? I have plenty to say, but none of it’s gonna make a difference. All my reasons, my justifications, my excuses that I made to myself, it’s not gonna make a difference. Yes, I was angry with carly. But nothing I did in nixon falls was malicious. Just the opposite. I would see you… how you were there. You were laughing. You were at peace. I wanted to give that to you. I didn’t know what I’d lost. I didn’t know what your lies took from me. I hope I didn’t cause any problems between you and carly. I know you’re not going to believe this, but all I ever wanted… was for you to be happy. Jason: I’m not going anywhere. No matter what it costs? It costs me nothing. You can’t lose what you never had. And what you have with sonny, that’s — that’s real. So, did he say anything else about where he’s been? Um, just, um… a small town in pennsylvania and that the locals were good to him. I think he’s waiting to talk to you about it, I think. Yeah. Yeah, probably. Sonny’s never gonna understand the big hole he left in our lives when he disappeared. Or the void I would have fallen into if it weren’t for you. Yeah. We were there for each other. Like always.

hey, lighten up. You’ll love my uncle sonny. He’s a little intense at times, but when he loves you, he’s got your back 100%. That’s what I’m worried about. Didn’t you hear your father? He said sonny could protect avery, which takes away ava’s incentive to leave. Where do you think your father’s heading right now? Ava. Just when we were this close to breaking them up for good. We have to do something. Hey, guys. Uh, is ava around? She wasn’t at the gallery. That’s because she already said her goodbyes. Can I talk to you for a second? I know how close you and ava are. I’m sorry, mr. Cassadine. I have to stop you right there. I can’t tell you anything ava told me in confidence. I get that, but I need to know where ava went. If I can find her, I might be able to stop her from leaving port charles. How? I don’t have time to explain. All I can say is that the situation has changed. Will you help me? You say you’ll let me see britta? Why should i trust your word? Because, as you can plainly see, I-I still have feelings for you. I can plainly see you’re trying to manipulate me, lure me into complacency. Oh, no, just the opposite. You’re a brilliant woman, liesl. I-I want us to help each other.

[ Chuckles ] You have a strange way of asking for my help. A gilded cage is still a cage.

[ Sighs ] Collaborate with me on a certain research project, and I guarantee you’ll have contact with your daughter. And if I refuse? Then you stay here, far away from your last surviving child. All those years you spent devoted to faison, and how did he repay you? By murdering your beloved son. Britt’s all you have left. She’s a lovely woman. She reminds me a lot of you. No sign of huntington’S… yet. And I can give you a way to be with her. All you have to do… is cooperate. Well, I’m glad that, um, we requested donations to the alzheimer’s association in lieu of presents, ’cause now I don’t have to return anything for the shortest marriage in history. I mean, how long were we married? Three hours tops? I mean, I know it wasn’t legal, but, um… …I meant the vows when I said them. Yeah, so did I. We’ll be okay, right? We are okay. You’ve got me, and I’ve got you. No matter what. No matter what.

[ Sighs ] Sonny: Don’t worry about carly and me. I’m at home with my family… where I belong. Good.

[ Sighs tearfully ] I’ll try to stay out of your way. I’m really, really sorry about all the pain that I caused you and your family and the time that I took from all of you. I’m sorry. And I’m really sorry about letting you fall in love with me. I should’ve known better. And I sh-should have known better than to fall in love with you, too.

I could help you, but ava might already be gone. You think she already left? She did say something about making one last stop and some unfinished business. Okay. Thanks. What was that about? Inspiration. I know how we can trap esme and spencer. Don’t over-think this. Ava’s leaving today. She might already be gone. Father can try all he likes. He won’t change her mind. Should we really take that chance? After all our hard work? Our hard work paid off. Ava made up her mind. Any last-minute appeal made by my father won’t make a difference. Mother’s been in tight situations before and survived, okay? We just need a lead. Some idea of where she might be. Look, liesl’s held her own with peter before, okay? Uh, he’s so arrogant and overconfident. Yeah, well, now, that will be his downfall, because letting me live — big mistake, because I am going to find liesl, and I’m gonna take peter august out! I can’t lose britta, not after losing my nathan. I have no choice but to trust that you’ll keep your word. Oh. Don’t worry, my darling. The worst is over now. Wrong again, “darling.” Whatever happened in nixon falls is over. Yeah, you’re back in your life. I accept that. But I can’t pretend the last nine months didn’t happen. Mike will always be in my heart. You need to stop fooling yourself. Mike’s gone. You need to forget that he ever existed. I can’t do that. I will never forget what mike and I shared.

[ Sighs ] You good?

[ Sighs ] Is it weird for you? Yeah, I mean, it’s a little weird. But it’ll wear off. But getting there is gonna be, um… yeah. Yeah. I know. We’ll get there. Well, I got to go. Um, I-I’m gonna have to talk to diane about this whole buscema and novak thing. I know the cops are gonna call, so… hey. There’s still something we need to talk about. What are we gonna tell sonny?

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[ Clears throat ] Impressive. But not what I would expect from a newlywed. Hey, trina, you made it.

[ Laughs ] I refuse to believe this is the last time I’m gonna see you. Well, because it’s not. I’ll be back. And until then, we will stay in touch, okay? I don’t want to stay in touch. I want you to stay in town. I’d like that, too. But with the stalker still out there, it’s just not possible. Yeah. Somebody needs to catch that creep. Happy moving day. -Hey. -Hey. Nikolas: I thought you’d have more luggage. The staff is bringing the rest of our things up from the launch, but esme wanted this bag with her. Esme: It’s got all my essentials — everything I can’t trust to bellboys and baggage handlers. We’re so grateful you’ve invited us to move in. Oh, not that you and laura weren’t wonderful hosts. It’s just there’s more room here at wyndemere for us to spread out and still stay together. I’m hoping that we can, um, co-exist without getting on each other’s nerves. We’ve been apart too long, spencer. You don’t know what it means to me to have you back. I’m still not sure that this is going to work, but I want it to. I missed you, father. I had the bureau try to trace peter’s last call. And? Well, it’s not in service. So his accomplice is covering his tracks. We’ve got nothing on him since he jumped from the overlook. No sightings, no leads. And the state police, they want to take down all the roadblocks because they believe he drowned. Yeah, we’re not gonna be that lucky. Peter’s got 10 hours’ head start on us. He could be anywhere, could be holed up somewhere, could be out of the country by now. Maybe we should talk to nina again. You know, I’m just thinking maybe nina has remembered something. Hi. Hey. Nina’s not here. She, uh, checked herself out against medical advice. What? Well, how long ago did she leave? Long enough to make it back to port charles.

[ Knock on door ] Who is it? Maxie, it’s nina. Oh, my god, nina! Thank god! I’ve been so worried about you. Oh, it’s — it’s — it’s okay. I’m fine, as you can see.

Super fine. Okay. Um, no offense, but you don’t look super fine. You actually look kind of shaky, not that I could blame you. Seeing peter would traumatize anyone. Oh, maxie. Peter’s the least of it. Can I have some? Yeah. Coming right up.

[ Hums ] So good, yeah. There you go. Is it that bad?

[ Chuckles ] It’s perfect.

this is the last place I expected to see you this morning. Shouldn’t you be with your wife? Ah, never mind. Uh, sorry to bother you. You’re not — you’re not bothering me. Um, I bet mrs. Morgan would feel different about that. Well, there is no, uh, mrs. Morgan. Carly and i didn’t get married. What are you talking about? I mean, we went through with the ceremony, but… it’s not valid. Sonny’s alive. Barcelona is a mecca for collectors these days, and there’s been a lot of interest in some of the gallery’s paintings. Are you sure you’re gonna be happy networking in barcelona? Just trying to make the best out of a bad situation. It’s so unfair, you having to walk away from everything you love because someone thinks they’re entitled to play games with your life. Yeah, I hate it, too. I certainly hope that lunatic is happy. Oh, I’m sure they’re loving thinking that they won. I heard about your favorite bakery, esme. I had a selection of their pastries sent over this morning. How thoughtful. Thank you. Um, I’d love a dry latte, a croissant, and some mixed fruit. I’m partial to blackberries. I will tell the staff we’re ready to start.

[ Groans softly ] Nikolas, are you feeling all right? Yeah, I’m just a little sore. Because of what ava’s thugs did to you? Nikolas: Why don’t you come with me to the kitchen? You can tell them how esme likes her latte. Thank you so much for helping us move in, dr. Collins. I’m sorry. You said to call you kevin.

[ Chuckles ] Whatever makes you comfortable. You’ve been so good to spence and me. Well, spencer is my step-grandson. I like to take that seriously. You know, it — it warms my heart how a busy doctor like yourself still makes time for family. And I love that you’re a psychiatrist. It’s a fascinating profession. I was thinking of taking pre-med classes with an emphasis in psychology. Hmm. Well, I found that people that are interested in the cognitive sciences are usually looking for answers about themselves and the people who shaped them growing up. That makes sense, you know… given your own upbringing. Has your profession helped you find the answers you were looking for? It’s helped me see people and situations more clearly. Yes.

[ Chuckles ] Like I said… fascinating. Sonny has been in nixon falls since last december with no idea who he is? Not until last night. So the entire time nina has been in nixon falls, she’s been hiding the truth from sonny? And his family. Well, she had to have had a reason. Have to have been a damn good one to keep a man from his own life like that with his family grieving. No, she had to have had a reason. A lie like that takes on a life of its own. I’ve been there. I’m in no place to judge. Okay, I-I have to call robin. I’m sorry. She was a good friend with sonny. Excuse me. You were right. She wasn’t acting out of malice. She made a bad decision, and it spiraled from there. It’s not the only bad decision she’s made if she’s gone back to port charles. She’s not gonna get a warm welcome. It is such a mess, and it’s all of my own making. Okay, let me stop you right there. Peter is the one who did this, nina, not you, not me, but peter, because he is a lying psychopath, and he — he got away again. What? Are you sure? Yeah. Uh, anna caught him somewhere near nixon falls on some overlook. Oh, yeah, I know the place. Peter jumped before anna could take him into custody. I mean, they had search teams looking for him all night, but he was gone. He just vanished. And if it was anyone else, I would say they drowned. But peter’s alive. I can feel it. And my only consolation is knowing that louise is safe and peter has no idea where she is. Oh, geez. None of this should have happened. The police could have had peter in custody. Yeah, well, they don’T. And it’s all my fault, maxie. Peter confronted me the day that you showed up in nixon falls. Ah, you make the best coffee. It’s just coffee. No. The whole time you were gone, my coffee never tasted like this. It’s the first time in nine months my coffee tastes right.

[ Laughs ] You’re welcome. Are you okay? Yeah. Yeah. I’m glad, you know? Glad to be home, and even though I slept in the guest room, when I woke up in the morning, I knew where I was. I knew who I was, and… that feels really good. You didn’t have to sleep in the guest room. Well, you know, what happened was I — I kind of walked in there, and then you were sleeping. I didn’t want to wake you. I had your stuff brought down from the attic — you know, your suits and your shoes and your accessories. I’m surprised you didn’t donate most of them.

[ Scoffs ] No, I couldn’t stand the thought of somebody else with your things. What if I saw somebody walking down the street wearing one of your suits? I… I couldn’t take that.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I’m glad you — you kept them, ’cause they’re just clothes. You can buy more. You know, I mean, I’M… makes me feel good that you held on to them. It was my way of holding on to you.

Sonny’s alive. Yeah, he came home last night. On your wedding night. How inconvenient.

[ Chuckles ] It’s the best thing that could have happened. So… carly’s still his wife? Yep. And you are… not married. What about sonny? What did he say when he found out you and carly got married? Well, he said, uh, you know, we made the right decisions under the circumstances. But… you know, he’s back. Circumstances have changed. So what did peter do? Threaten you? Blackmail you? I mean, it had to be something, otherwise you would have called 911 the second you saw him. He threatened to kidnap james. Oh, my god. Yes, he said that if he never found louise, that james would be the next best thing. He really liked the idea of raising j’s son. I will kill him first. Do you hear me? With my bare hands. He will not get my son. No, I get you. I feel the exact same way. Maxie, I played him. I pretended to go along with him, that I felt threatened by him. I mean, i was scared, but I pretended to agree to do what he wanted me to do. Which was? Well, work valentin to get the information about the search for louise. Okay, so he really doesn’t have any idea where louise is. No, he doesn’T. Finally, some good news. And the first chance I got, guess who I called? Aunt liesl. And she said that she would take care of it, which I admit is exactly what I wanted to hear. Okay, um, did liesl give you any specifics on how she would take care of it? She said to tell peter that the baby was spotted on st. Lucia, that anna and valentin were on the way there, and if he needed to get there before them, he should leave immediately. So he bought the story. He left nixon falls. And I thought everything was gonna be okay. I hoped and prayed, but then something went wrong. Okay, um… liesl was going to st. Lucia with scott baldwin. He — he chartered a private plane, but it was a setup. Scott was knocked out and dumped out of the plane in a parachute. What about aunt liesl? There’s no sign of her. She’s disappeared. You know, I could stay here and deal with the investigation if you need to get back to port charles. No, charlotte and bailey are fine. I checked in with yuri this morning. I was thinking, if you wanted to be there for nina. Trina. Where’s joss? You haven’t talked to her yet? When I texted you guys, I assumed she’d be with you. Well, joss is at home with her family. Oh. Her stepfather came back last night. What? Yeah. I mean, do you remember the text that she got to meet michael and go back to her mom’s? Yeah. Sonny was there. Did she say where sonny’s been since last december? She said that it was complicated and that she would fill us in as soon as she got the chance. But that might take a while, right? I mean, we’re talking a major corinthos family reunion. Yeah, probably. Is that a problem? No, no. I’m thrilled for joss, and I know that family comes first. It’s just that I really needed her help. Well, is there anything I can do? I’m glad you asked. I know who’s been stalking ava, and we need to expose them before ava leaves port charles for good. Now, that’s more like it.

[ Laughs ] Feels good to be back in my clothes again.

[ Sighs ] You wear a suit well, literally. Yeah? Most guys wear a suit and they look stuffy and uncomfortable, but… you look like that suit was meant for you. Most of them were. You look strong. And confident and… sexy as hell. I mean, I-I could pretend that I’m modest, but I won’T.

[ Laughs ] So…

[ Chuckles ] Ah, you know… arrogant. You’re very arrogant. Yeah, well,

you love it. I do. -[ Chuckles ] -I do. Hey, carly, the guard told me that I could — ah! Sonny. Hello, ava.

‘s sonny beenall this time? Pennsylvania. Is — [ Chuckles ] Is that mob-speak? Excuse me? Is that, like, code for hiding out or something, or was he physically in pennsylvania? Oh, he was physically in — in pennsylvania. Why? Well, when the bridge collapsed, the — the current carried him to some river bank, and a — a hiker found him, helped him, and sonny didn’t know who he was. Oh, he lost his memory. Yeah. He spent the last nine months in a small town working as a bartender. So, what, he just woke up one day and remembered he was sonny corinthos, godfather of port charles? I mean, I think it was a little more complicated than that, but… yeah, I mean, the end result’sstill the same. Sonny’s back. That has to be a major adjustment for you and carly. I mean, we’re okay. Really? I thought that you were in love. And how do you just stop those feelings? Okay, let’s take a step back here. Who is it you think is the stalker? Esme and spencer have been working together. They’re ava’s stalker. That was delicious. Fruit not to your liking? I was really hoping for blackberries. Nikolas: I already told the staff. They’ll be here tomorrow. Thank you, and maybe just a little less foam on the latte. I’ll pass on the message. Spencer: Why don’t I show you to your room? Yes, please. I can’t wait to see it. If the room’s not to your liking, you feel free to choose another one, or we can redecorate. I may have to take you up on that. Are you sure you’re ready to play host to spencer and his new girlfriend? I am so thrilled to have spencer back that I would put up with anyone, but esme seems nice enough. What do you think? I think she requires a lot of attention, she’s high-maintenance, and is single-minded about getting her way. That could be a source of conflict, but spencer doesn’t seem to mind.

[ Chuckles ] You know, spencer — he’s young, he’s in love, and it’s good to see him with someone who returns his feelings. What about your own situation? Nothing’s changed. Ava’s leaving. There’s nothing I can do to stop her. It makes

total senseyou would go to liesl for help. I would have done the same thing. I-I’m only sorry that it didn’t work. I mean, peter must have known what was going on. Do you think he tapped your phone? No, no, he didn’T. He said something about someone else warned him about the trap. Do you think that’s the person who kidnapped liesl? I don’t know. I have no idea. You know aunt liesl has this very checkered past. She has a lot of enemies. I don’t even know if her disappearance has anything to do with peter. Well, he definitely could be working with someone. That would explain how he keeps getting away. No, he keeps getting away because I didn’t stop him when I had the chance. It’s because you expected liesl to do a better job. That’s one reason. Yes, I wanted to stop peter, but I also… wanted to have my cake and eat it, too. You’ve lost me. You remember mike? Yeah, your guy from nixon falls. I’m dying to meet him. You already have. Mike is sonny corinthos. I’m so glad that avery has you back ’cause I… am leaving the country. For how long? Indefinitely. So things didn’t work out with you and, uh, nikolas? It’s not that. I’ve gotten myself a stalker. And things have been getting progressively more dangerous. Chamberlain? Ryan’s doctors say that is not possible. Supposedly ryan has something called locked-in syndrome. He’s institutionalized. He can’t even move. It’s more likely a ryan copycat. Whoever it is, they got into wyndemere, and so nikolas and avery and i went to the metro court. And somehow the stalker got into avery’s room there. This freak… got to my daughter? Yeah. And the stalker put a — a teddy bear in her room there, and ryan chamberlain’s voice came out of it. Son of a bitch!

You know, sonny, carly,and I have been friends a lot longer than carly and i were engaged to be married. Decades longer. So you just hit a reset button? Ignore the fact that you and carly were planning a life together? I mean, we made those plans because we thought sonny was dead. And, uh, he’s not, so our lives go back to the way they were before.

[ Sighs ] And… you’re okay with that? I mean, I know you’re happy sonny’s alive, and of course, you wouldn’t change how things turned out, but carly gets her husband back. Meanwhile, you lose everything you were counting on. Well, maybe I deserve to. Because of what you did to me? I might possibly feel a teeny-tiny bit vindicated because you chose carly over me, and she turned around and chose sonny over you. But that doesn’t mean I… enjoy seeing you hurt. I appreciate that. Well, I don’t mean to pile on more bad news, but you should know… should know what? That peter is definitely alive. You found sonny in nixon falls. He had lost his memory, was working as a bartender, and calling himself mike. Mm. Instead of telling him who he really was or letting his family know he was alive and well and where he was, you didn’t say anything. I know, I know. And I admit at first I did it to get back at carly. Nina. I know. It was selfish. You don’t have to tell me that. And spiteful. And, boy, did it come back to bite me, because before I knew it, I… I was falling for mike. There is no mike. It’s sonny. No, there is a mike. To me, there is a mike, and mike is a wonderful, sweet, loyal man who really, for once, cared about me, and I cared about him. How much? I love him. Yikes. And that was one of the reasons, stupidly so, I did not call 911 when peter showed up in nixon falls, because if peter got arrested, then the whole world would know about mike. So it was just better off for me to call aunt liesl and have her get rid of peter. It’s just, I just didn’t want anyone to know. No offense, but your plan was never gonna work. Well, I can see that now, sweet sister, now that it’s too late. Okay. You’ve made some questionable choices, some disastrous choices, but I can see you’re hurting and I’m really sorry. I love him. Not sonny. Not him. I barely know sonny. I…I love mike. And I certainly didn’t treat him like someone I love. I lied for months to him. I kept him from his family. I hurt so many people. I just — I have to figure out a way to make it right. That’s really admirable. And also impossible. I can’t fix this for nina. And I’ve learned my lesson. She’s the captain of her ship. She has to find out for herself what the truth is. What if she reaches out, though? She’s not going to. The way I’m gonna help nina is the way I’m gonna help everybody. I’m going to find peter, and I’m gonna put a bullet through his heart. Are we past the point where I try to talk you out of contemplating murder now? It’s not murder, is it? It’s protecting the lives of the innocent, like maxie and louise, and the not-so-innocent, like you and me. Okay, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before we have to decide whether or not we’re gonna kill peter, we’ve gotta find him. Is it possible that you’re being less than objective? No, esme and spencer have been working together to break up ava and mr. Cassadine. Based on what? Spencer was in port charles at least as early as the night of my graduation party. He told me his name was victor, and when that turned out to be a lie, he convinced me to cover for him. Right, but wasn’t he trying to reconcile with his father? How is lurking around port charles in secret reconciling with your father? I-I don’t know. I mean, his relationship with his dad’s pretty messed up. No, spencer is the stalker, and mr. Cassadine found out. That’s why he set spencer up. Well, I-I was there for that, yeah, but when ava’s car got torched, spencer was at wyndemere. But esme wasn’t, which gave her plenty of time to light ava’s car on fire and get a boat back to spoon island. Didn’t mr. Cassadine cancel all the launches? Maybe she was late because she couldn’t get a lift. Can’t you just trust me? I know I’m right. I just need to find proof. I understand. But if you’re wrong, things could get pretty messy. I’ll take that risk. Ava is leaving her daughter, divorcing her husband, selling this place. Ava’s giving up everything she loves because spencer is a spoiled brat. Actually, that does kind of sound like spencer. Oh, I-I didn’t realize the divorce was finalized. The six weeks are up. Any day now, ava will get the paperwork back, she’ll file it, and then she will leave the country for god knows how long. You want to know her parting gift? Restraining order.

[ Groans ] Complete with two mma fighters to enforce it. Seems like ava doesn’t trust herself to stay away from you any more than she trusts you to stay away from her. I wanted us to fight the stalker together, but ava refused. Ava’s terrified for her child. What if it were spencer? Would you risk him to stay with ava? The stalker’s gotten past security at wyndemere, the metro court, and ava’s gallery. They’re really great at covering their tracks. I realized the only way that I can keep avery safe is to give the stalker exactly what they want. Which is? -Well, I’m divorcing nikolas. -Right. As soon as I drop the papers off at the courthouse, that’s done. Still doesn’t explain to me why you’re leaving the country. Well, if it were just me, I’d stay. But I cannot have avery become collateral damage. I’ve gotta keep her safe. The only way I can do that is — is to put an ocean between me and port charles. All right. Uh, whatever our differences, I respect that you’re doing right by my daughter,

our daughter. Thank you. Then I’d like to ask you for your help, if that’s okay. And carly’s, too. Whatever you need. I have go upstairs and say goodbye to avery, and I think it would be helpful to her if you two were there. Then, you know, that’s where we’ll be.

Has peter tried to contact you? No. Maxie found out, and she very thoughtfully sent dr. Gatlin-holt to the hospital last night to give me a heads-up.

[ Sighs ] Scott had this idea that peter was involved in my mother’s disappearance. Wait, wait a minute. Your — your mom disappeared? Yeah. I — I guess nobody’s told you.

[ Exhales ] Scott chartered a private jet to take my mother and him to st. Lucia, and they hit turbulence, and they both blacked out. Someone put a parachute on scott and dropped him over a campground. And there’s been no sign of my mother, and there’s no way to track the jet because it was a fake company. So the whole thing was a setup. I’m sorry. I mean, do you want me to have brick or spinelli look into it? No. No, thanks. Uh… you’ve got plenty going on in your new life. Besides, I don’t need you to rescue my mother, or me. Oh. Nikolas: I just want to keep my family safe and have ava here with me. I keep asking myself, who hates us this much? Well, I’m not sure hatred

is the motivation. The goal seems to be separating you and ava. That could be for any number of reasons. All that matters is I’m losing her. The only thing that makes this bearable is having spencer here and knowing that he’s forgiven me. Spence. What’s wrong? I need to find a way to try to make it up to sonny. Don’t you think I owe him that? I think what sonny needs right now is time with his wife and his family. Well, I-I don’t want to just run away from what I did. Okay, after the dust settles, if you want to go to carly and sonny to make it right, proceed at your own risk. I don’t think it’s gonna turn out the way you want, though. What you owe sonny right now is a little distance so he can reclaim his life. You’re very wise. Yeah, you make a lot of mistakes, you learn a few things.

[ Both chuckle ] Thank you for not judging me. I’m definitely judging you.

[ Laughs ] But I love you, and I’m always here for you. We’re family, right?

[ Chuckles ] It’s okay. All right. I love you. I love you. I’m at my apartment. I need you to come here right now. That was even harder than I thought it would be. You did good. Avery’s gonna miss you, but you made it okay for her. I’m just grateful that she has you. Both of you. I should go. Oh, um… will you send me lots of pictures? Not just the holiday stuff, but the — the everyday stuff? I will. Good luck. Thanks. What’s on your mind? I-I’m never gonna be best friends with ava, but I understand how she feels. I know what it’s like to turn your back on what you want and what you love and do what you feel you have to do. I did it… the whole time you were gone.

[ Sighs ] I wanted to curl up in a ball and… cry, all day. Scream and yell and throw things. The last thing I wanted to do was think about the business and the five families and cyrus renault. But I had to, so I did. I… oh, god! Yeah, but listen, you handled — you handled the meeting with the five families. You did really good.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, I mean, at the time, I was great, but when they left, I was just shaking. Okay, but you know what? I’m back. And I promise, nothing’s gonna make me leave my family again. I know you believe that. And I want to believe it, too. But we both know there’s no guarantee you can keep that promise.

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great strategy. Well, it’s all right now, ’cause I’m back. You’re back.

[ Chuckles ] I-I-I-i can’t believe it. And I’m sorry to burden you. Don’T. Don’t apologize. You didn’t stay away on purpose. It’s not your fault. I mean, it’s no one’s fault.

[ Laughs ]

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll go see who that is.

[ Door opens ] It’s you. It’s me. This is your face. I’m here. And your hands.

[ Laughs ] I’m here. I just have one question. What the hell are you wearing?

[ Doorbell rings ] I got a few questions for you about the guys who were blown up outside your wedding. Hey. How you doing? Any word from anna or valentin? Have they found peter? Please, tell me this nightmare is over for maxie and her baby’s sake. Your daughter is an angel. She’s out like a light. I know. I was, um — I was listening. You’re really good with her. She’s cute, right? She’s easy.

[ Chuckles ] Not always. How’d you get to be such a baby whisperer? Comes natural. Seems to. Well, thanks again for putting her down. Keep it up, and I might need you to move back into this house.

[ Door opens ] On second thought, that might get a little awkward. Summer went by so fast. It’s hard to believe that the pool is already closed for the season. I know, right? Good thing we know the owner’s daughter. Have it all to ourselves. That is a perk. Mm-hmm. Wasn’t the wedding beautiful? It really was. You know, I’m so happy that my mom found happiness again, and now we get the rest of the night to enjoy and relax, just us. That sounds perfect.

[ Josslyn and trina chuckle ] Um… cameron. What did you do? There might be one small thing I forgot to mention. This place was very important to my brother. I’m trusting you that you’ll take care of it until it sells. I promise I will do that. And, ava, I really appreciate the responsibility. But…? Are you sure this is the right thing? Leaving town, leaving avery? I mean, there has to be another option. I’ve explored all of the other options, and the only thing I can do to make sure that avery’s safe is to go. So, how about you? How are you holding up? It must be tricky with carly getting remarried. Yeah, it’s a little weird. I mean, I love jason, but… were you invited? Yeah, but I decided not to go, partially out of loyalty to sam, but also because… carly moving on makes my dad’s death feel all the more real. I don’t know where to start. Wherever you want. Nine months of not knowing who I was, and if you had asked me, I would have said that I was happy. But something inside of me, I felt… was missing. So I guess I just got used to it. I didn’t — I didn’t even notice it anymore. And now? For the first time in a long time…I feel — I’m not 100% there, but I’m close. But I do know that what I was missing… …was you and the kids. Us. I always had a connection to my grandfather… I always wanted to learn more about him. I discovered some very interesting documents on ancestry. This is the uh registration card for the draft for world war two. And this is his signature which blew me away. Being able to… make my grandfather real… not just a memory… is priceless. His legacy…lives on. What can I du with less asthma? With dupixent I can du more… yardwork… teamwork… long walks…. that’s how you du more, with dupixent, which helps prevent asthma attacks. Dupixent is not for sudden breathing problems. It’s an add-on-treatment for specific types of moderate-to-severe asthma that can improve lung function for better breathing in as little as two weeks. And can reduce, or even eliminate, oral steroids. And here’s something important. Dupixent can cause serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis. Get help right away if you have rash, shortness of breath, chest pain, tingling or numbness in your limbs. Tell your doctor if you have a parasitic infection, and don’t change or stop your asthma treatments, including steroids, without talking to your doctor. Are you ready to du more with less asthma? Just ask your asthma specialist about d upixent. I brought in ensure max protein, with thirty grams of protein. Those who tried me felt more energy in just two weeks!

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[ Both chuckle dryly ] But he sure loved our daughter. Carly loves her, too. And I know that she will take good care of her, which makes leaving avery slightly less unbearable. Oh, I almost forgot. These were left up front for you. Oh. Thank you. I’ve had my mail forwarded here because I’ve been moving around s-so much… lately. Something wrong? No, I… I just thought maybe scott would be so busy with liesl’s disappearance that he wouldn’t get around to these. These being…? My finalized divorce papers. All I have to do is look them over and sign them, bring them to the courthouse, and my marriage will officially be… over. I’m sorry, okay? I’m sorry. Please tell me that you told spencer not to bring esme. Omg, you didn’t? N-no, but, I mean, I didn’t say anything about esme, so… okay, then maybe he won’t bring her. Are you delusional? In what universe would esme let spencer go anywhere all by himself, let alone to hang out with us? I mean, god, she’s like a human barnacle. Come on, is she really that bad? Yes.Yes. Okay, I’m sorry, alright? I’m sorry. It’s just that last time I spoke with spencer, we had a pretty decent talk the night of his party. I get it. You were trying to be nice. Yeah, and to throw him a bone. You know, it’s a pretty crappy thing when your dad dresses up like a stalker and stabs you. Fake stabs you. Whatever. It is true, spencer has been through a lot. But it’s like, the second you start to feel bad for him, he does something stupid or selfish or entitled, or just plain-out wrong, and then all of that emotion just evaporates. Wow, joss. Tell me how you really feel. I-I didn’t realize you would be here. Yeah, we — we just left my mom’s wedding — guys, stop. This is your house. You don’t need to explain yourselves. Chase just came by to drop off a gift for monica. Yeah, to thank her for her hospitality. That’s nice of you. Yeah, and then, of course, I had to put him to work, have him rock bailey to sleep. I wanted to. I missed her. She missed you. We’l l go down to the gatehouseand give you guys some space. You don’t have to do that. No more eggshells, okay? We’re good. You really mean that? You meant too much to me once. You both did. I haven’t been able to get ahold of valentin or anna, but they did promise that they would let us know if peter was apprehended. Well, that’s probably not good news. I’m sorry, nina. I’m just — I’m actually just glad that you’re still here. What, as opposed to chasing after mike — sonny? I’ve made such a mess, haven’t I? You know, I kept sonny away from his family all this time, and you know carly and michael are not gonna let me see wiley. So where am i supposed to go now? I can’t go to port charles, and I can’t go to nixon falls because of what I did to these people. They were so kind to me, and now they have to pay for my choices. Hi. Nina. I wanted you to know, the tan-o’s gone gone. Jason: Look, dante, there’s something that you need to know. Without diane here? That’s a first. Well, it’s got nothing to do with diane. Okay, so it has nothing to do with the bomb that went off outside the church? No, it’s about something else. Oh. Well, listen, I — here we are again. You know, you’re on this this side, I’m on this side. We’re practically family, but I’m here to investigate a crime, so I’m going to ask you questions, and if diane’s not here to answer them, then I’m not gonna get the answers I’m looking for. Dante, I — so, why don’t we — just — just hear me out, okay? Two people were id’d — the heads of the novak and buscema families. They were dead, found in a car that exploded outside the church where you got married, that they attended. Okay, now, given that they’re both alleged crime family heads, I assume they had a hit out on you and carly and you found out about it first, so you dispatched your own bomb instead. Are you finished? Sure. Because there is something important I need to tell you. I was going after julian on the bridge. The bridge collapsed. I fell into the water, and it was so… so cold. The current was so strong. I had to get to the surface. Thank god you did.

[ Sighs ] So I, uh… woke up in the woods. Oh, you could have froze to death. I was in the snow, and I had a dream about my dad. He came to me. He said… “you’ve got to walk.” He saved my life. I believe that. I believe that. I believe that mike came to you when you needed him the most and he got you up and he got you moving. Remember, I told you about the hiker who found me? He asked me my name. I didn’t know who I was. I didn’t know where I came from. And I wondered why. Why what? What got me on my feet? What was so important that it was worth living for? And now I know why. You and the kids. This moment. I lived for all of you.

I want the best for both of you. Willow: Thank you, chase. Michael: Yeah, that means a lot. But, uh, I couldn’t help but notice that you used the past tense, that we meant something to you. Just because I’m ready to move on with the rest of my life doesn’t mean we can go back to the way things were. I don’t see how that’s possible. But who knows, you know, maybe in a couple of years, we’ll all be laughing about this. It’s all very “three’s company” when you really think about it. I’m gonna go see if I can find out any more information about peter, okay?

[ Door closes ] I don’t know what to say. Makes two of us. I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody. Really? And what do you think sonny’s wife would say about that? I always had this feeling that I wanted to know who I was, and then, you know, time would pass, weeks would pass, and I just got into my new life and I just got distracted, but…

[ Sighs ] I don’t know. It’s okay. It’s okay. We don’t need to talk about that right now. There’s plenty of time to examine that. I just want to focus on you being home. My rings. What? What? My ring. I, um… I… it was torture taking these off, and I just never dreamed I’d be putting them back on, you know? Can I do it? Yeah. Perfect fit. We always were. That’s us, right? Imperfectly perfect. I just can’t believe that this is real. It’s just, I mean… kind of hard to believe you and jason are married.

[ Chuckles ] That’s — you know, we can fix that. So, I got other things that I need to do. Well, I think you need to have a drink. Yeah, and I need to see my kids. Yeah. You coming? Yeah. Oh, yeah. I’ll have diane come here. She can meet us at the pcpd. Great. We can talk for hours about what did or what didn’t happen to novak or buscema, but right now, I just need you to sit down. Why? What’s going on? Your dad’s here. What?

well, it’s getting late. I suppose these’ll have to wait till morning. Mm, the courthouse is still open for another 20 minutes or so. Hardly enough time to review them. What? Just wondering if you’re having second thoughts. About divorcing nikolas?

[ Laughs ] 2nd, 3rd, 27th thoughts about that, but then I come back to the first one. Terror. Terror that my daughter will be hurt if I don’t do exactly what the stalker wants. Is this going to be another lecture on my many faults? I don’t know. Did it land the first time? Trina. I was such an ass, and I am really sorry. I completely took advantage of you, and it was, as josslyn said, a really selfish, entitled, just plain wrong thing to do. It’s fine. Apology accepted. I mean it, trina. I’m not just saying this because I’m scared joss will push me in the pool or something. Mm-hmm. I’m saying it because I think you’re awesome and I feel horrible about what I did to you — lying to you, making you lie for me. It was — plain wrong? Stupid. Selfish. Yeah. Can you forgive me? Maybe, in the next century or so, I might possibly be willing to think about it. So you’re saying there’s a chance?

[ Esme sighs loudly ] The valet took forever to come back with my phone. They must park the cars on neptune. So, what’d I miss? Carly was really cruel to me one day, and that was the day that I decided not to tell her that sonny was alive. And what about all the other days? Yeah, I get it. I actually didn’t know what I was gonna do. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t want to tell him the truth. But then… sonny became mike for me, and he was so happy there. See, being in nixon falls was the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me. I got to spend this precious time with you and lenny. But also, I fell in love with mike. Hey, so, I got to go. Is everything okay? My mom texted. She told me I need to find joss and get to the house right away. What’s going on? She says it’s good news, but it’s still kind of strange. I don’t know. Hey, kiss wiley good night for me? Yeah, of course. Okay. Bye. Alright.

[ Door closes ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Brook lynn: Oh, excuse me. Ugh. I have to take this. It’s that pain in the neck, gladys. Sorry.

[ Fake cheerful ] Gladys, doll, how are you? How are you standing here right now? It’s a long, convoluted story, but can i tell you about it? No, look, look. Wait, wait, wait. I want to hear about it, i do want to hear about it, but I… I just want to tell you something first. I, uh… I recently had a conversation with jason about you and about the role you played in my life and how there were a bunch of things I didn’t get a chance to tell you, and I regretted it, and then, now, it looks like I get the chance to say something to you, and I’m grateful for that. Well… “grateful” seems to be the word of the night. I love you, dad. And I’m glad that you’re my father. Okay? It’s important for me that you know that. Okay. I know we’ve had A… well, it hasn’t been easy, you know? We’ve had a lot of ups and downs, and that’s bound to happen when you got people standing for different things, but always underneath, through it all, it’s been a lot of love and a lot of respect. I want you to know that. I missed you every day, dad. And whatever happens, whatever fight that we get into over your alleged this or that, okay, it doesn’t — I’m gonna remember this moment, and I’m — I’M… not gonna back down from you, and I’m not gonna forget how much I love you and how happy I am that you’re back. Hey. I’m not gonna forget, either. I know this seems… you don’t know what I’ve been through. No, I don’T. And we don’t have to get into that right now, at all. It’s a gift. We have to see this as a gift. You know what that gift is? That I get to stand here, in front of my son… …and tell you what you mean to me. I love you, too, son. I love you.

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[Inhales] Since when do you care if nikolas and I stay married? My family has had issues with both you and my cousin over the years, but I’m not blind, ava. Nikolas crawled himself out of a dark place, and it’s pretty obvious it was because of you. The way I see it, you’ve made each other better. We do. We did — did.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Uh, I’m — I’m sorry, but I have to take off. Is everything okay? Yeah, carly just texted, and she said I needed to get to the house right away. I don’t think anything’s wrong, but it sounds important. Okay. Go, go. Good luck. Thank you. So, today was the big day, right? Your mother married that, um… enforcer guy? His name’s jason, and he’s not an enforcer anymore. No, he’s the big gun now.

[ Chuckles ] See what I did there? Clever. So, how do you feel about getting a new stepfather? Is that, um…awkward? No, it’s actually super great. I don’t know how you do it, josslyn. Which part? All those bodyguards and people staring at you all the time. Must feel like you live in a fishbowl. Sometimes. But the positives far outweigh the negatives. How so? Well, if someone really pisses me off, they’ll just disappear. Disappear? Yeah, you know, I get home, someone asks me, “how are things?” And I say, “well, you know, I kind of had a rough day because of…” fill in the blank. They’ll just vanish. Poof! Hmm. Into thin air.

[ Chuckles ] Come on, joss. No one’s actually vanished because you didn’t like them. Not yet. But there’s a first time for everything.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I have to go. Wait, what? Why? I’m so sorry. Michael’s downstairs to pick me up and take me to our mom’S. It’s kind of urgent. I hope she’s okay. Yeah, me, too. Hey, do you want me to come with you? Um, no. No, stay. I’ll let you know if it’s anything serious. Guys, come on. Can we get this party started now, or what? So, how was the wedding? It was really nice, actually. Yeah, the flowers were gorgeous. Maxie outdid herself. Your recovery is going well, I take it? Yeah, I actually managed to go camping. For someone who was recently in a wheelchair, impressive. That’s — that’s a big deal. Yeah. I’ll be back on the force soon. That’s great, chase. But I need to get something off my chest. Okay. And I feel ashamed about it. About what? Um… how I took advantage of the quartermaines’ hospitality by poking around for that document for austin. I mean, that’s not who I am or who I want to be, and, god, I just feel really lousy about it. Look, it’s safe to say that this was an extreme situation and none of our finest hours. The good news is we got through it, and… we’re all coming out the other side. I’m trying. You’re doing better than that. Look at you. You’re on your feet, about to go back to work. As sorry as I am about the way it ended, I don’t regret loving you, chase. And I’m happy for you as you go on with your life. I’m happy for you, too.

[ Sighs ] Come in, come in. Hey. I picked up josslyn like you asked. Mom, what’s going on?

[ Door closes ] Um… it’s something really good. What? O-okay. But you haven’t told us what it is, so we’re still nervous. Come inside, you’re — you’re gonna get the best surprise. Oh, my god. Dad? Good to see you, son. Oh, my god, dad. It’s not an excuse, because there are none, but when I look at my life, and it’s such a pattern. What is? I am deathly afraid of being abandoned by the people that I love and that love me. But either I turn a blind eye or I go to extremes, and that’s something I need to look at. At least, I’ll try to look at, but… what I can’t make peace with is… how much I took from you and lenny, and I don’t know how to make that right. You can’T.

So, josslyn is certainly… how do I put it? Amazing? Forceful. Always has been and always will be. Joss knew her mind when we were kids, and she knows her mind now. I always figured you guys would get together. Yeah, well, it was just a matter of me playing hard to get. Oh, my gosh, you’re so full of it. He was a goner for joss from the start. Speaking of joss, you think we can drop her name at the restaurant, get something to eat? Well,

i might be able to. You, on the other hand, don’t stand a chance. Please, I can feel my blood sugar plummeting. Well, we can’t have that, can we? Any requests? I like the caprese. Tuna tartare or miso cod. Alrighty, well, I’ll see what I can do. Good. This’ll give us a chance to chat. Even I can see the person you were lying to the most is yourself. Yeah. I latched on to this belief that not telling sonny the truth was in his best interest, because that was the only thing I’d let myself believe, ’cause it had already been so long. I mean, my god, a week would have been too long. But how could I explain two, three, eight months? There’s no explanation for that. So here I am, standing here, knowing what I did was wrong and having no idea how to fix it. What do I do? We can’t undo the mistakes we’ve made in the past, nina. But we can move forward. How do I do that? How do I move forward? By owning up to what you did and facing the consequences. Is this actually happening right now? It is. I know, I can’t believe it, either, but he’s back. He’s back. This is incredible.

[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll get this one. Kristina, hey. Hey. Come on in. Uh, I got a random text from carly? Yeah, yeah. There’s — there’s something you need to see. Yeah, that was cryptic. Dad? Kristina.

[ Voice breaking ] Oh, my god.

[ Crying ] It’s all right. It’s — oh, my god. We thought — hey, hey. Oh, my god. Kristina — I missed you so much! It’s okay. Listen to me. Listen to me.

[ Sobs ] I missed you, too.

[ Sniffles ] It’s okay. It’s okay. You’re gonna be so glad I’m here, okay? Okay? This is just typical. I’m making a total fool out of myself. Oh, no. Carly: Oh, no, you’re not.

[ Laughing ]

[ Crying ] This is amazing. You want to know what amazing is? That I’m here with my whole family. That, to me, means everything. You know that? Right?

Take care of yourself, okay? Only if you do the same. Deal. I swear, you guys should have halos around your head. What do you mean? You guys are just so civil. I mean, had something like this happened to someone on my mom’s side? Oh, forget about it. Prison and/or murder would be the least of it. Is everything okay with work? Oh, yeah. I just let gladys drone on and on and on. She had another brainstorm. Anyways, I checked on bailey, and she is sleeping sound, with yuri keeping watch.

[ Cellphone rings ] He assured me that the house is secure.

[ Sighs ] The pcpd still hasn’t spotted peter. Okay, well, maybe he’s still in pennsylvania. Fingers crossed. Would you be comfortable leaving the house for a few hours? I don’t know. Why? Let me take you out for a beer. Oh. Or whichever libation your heart desires. Okay. That’s an offer I can’t refuse. These’ll keep till morning. I’m just wondering how much you know. About? What josslyn said to spence behind your back. I mean, I’m sure she was just defending you, but she was completely misinterpreting what happened.

[ Chuckles ] She even implied that spence led you on, which is obviously ridiculous. We worked it all out. You did? Yeah, spencer and I talked, and we’re all good. Same thing with joss. Sure, she can be overprotective, but that’s what best friends do. We look out for each other. I can tell. You and joss are a team, just like spence and me.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Excuse me, I need to use the ladies’ room. Okay, I lied because I didn’t want my father to know I was back in port charles. Why not? For three years, he let me believe he was dead. When he resurfaced, I didn’t take it well. And when he married ava, I didn’t take that well, either. I just want you to know… that you’re not alone, and I’m here if you need me. Actually, I was starting to think that… if you go with me, I might actually be able to face my father. Esme: Not so fast. Just where do you think you’re going without me? Trina and ava got close when they worked together. She’s trina’s mentor. And I’m sure you were like a daughter to her after kiki passed away. You mean lauren? I’m sorry? That’s what you called kiki the other day. Oh, right. Her, uh, given name. And the name on her hospital id badge. You know, the one they found near ava’s car after it was burned to a crisp. Hell yes, you and spence are a team. Sorry. Dr. Green wants to see you. Phyllis, I know I-I don’t deserve any of this, but thank you.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Door closes ] No news on peter. You’re very — you’re very sweet. We both know that you left so I could have some time with phyllis. Did it help? I don’t think anything’s gonna help until I confront this disaster, but phyllis has a way of making things clear, and she’s right. I can’t undo the past, jax. I just have to face it and move forward. Okay, sounds like a plan. Hey, uh, you need some help over there? Michael: I got it. It doesn’t look like you do. Here. Hand it over. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. How do you know how to open champagne? Uh, youtube? Uh, I don’t know, mom. I’m gonna get you a bottle of sparkling cider. Okay. I’m gonna head home. Let me walk you out. No, man.

[ Champagne bottle pops ] Stay with your family. You know what? I want — I want to thank you for looking out for my family. I mean, I don’t know how I’m ever gonna repay you. Um, you’ve repaid me a million times. Let’s face it, carly’s the one who held everything together. Oh, I doubt that. I did the best I could, but I could never be you. Welcome home, man.

[ Laughter ] Thank you.

[ Laughing ] Hey!

[ Glasses clinking, champagne pouring ] Kristina: Dad, here’s a glass. Come on. Sonny: Hey.

[ Laughter, glasses clink ] Okay, dad, I have to ask — what is up with that shirt? Oh, yeah, flannel. Really? You don’t like my look? No. No.No. It’s just not you. You guys are a tough crowd.

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[ Down-tempo music plays ] I know you and trust you more than anyone. I can’t believe how nervous I am. Hey, there’s no rush. We have the rest of our lives.

[ Exhales deeply ] I told you this morning… …that if we got married, I was afraid that I would fall in love with you. The problem is jake’S. You know? What — what about it? I fell in love with you back then. And the other night, I realized I… I could fall in love with you all over again. But I was wrong. I was in love with you then, and I’m in love with you now. I love you, too.

[ Insects chirping ]

[ Suspenseful music plays ] I’m at the rendezvous. Where’s your op? No, I don’t have 10 minutes to wait. You said you’d get me out of here. Make it happen.

[ Gun cocks ] Anna: Scheduling problems? I wouldn’t worry. You’re not going anywhere. Put your hands where I can see them. What brings you to nixon falls? Catching a killer and bringing him to justice. Throw your phone. Lie facedown on the ground. Let’s talk first. Austin, I’m sorry, but I-I have to go. Peter’s been spotted. Your ex? Yeah. I-I need to get to the quartermaines’. Why do you have to go there? Because of the baby!

[ Exhales deeply ] Thank you for staying. Could really use your help. With what? I’ve been struggling with something, and I think you might have the answer. Got to give it to terry. Near perfect recall. Always. I was jealous of her when we were kids in school.

[ Chuckles ] Hey. Weren’t you and terry heading out to some dance place? Yeah, but then I, uh, deleted some shared documents, and we had to stay late to reconstruct them, and dr. Westbourne was nice enough to help us out. Ah. Can we stop, please? We both know what tonight was really about.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] You still nervous? No. You look great in this tux. It’s all right, I guess. It’s a little formal. Carly.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Sonny. It’s me.

is she all right? She’s in shock, sonny. I-I mean, I’m in shock. How — how are you even here? It’s a long story.

[ Exhales deeply ] Carly. Wake up. Hey. Am I dreaming? No, no, no. I’m here.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Sonny? You’re real? I missed you… you’re here. …So much. You’re here. Oh, my god! Sonny! I was hoping I’d never have to lay my eyes on you ever again. But since we’re both here, why don’t we make the most of our time together, maybe clear the air once and for all? You reach for that gun in your belt, I will put a bullet in your gut. It’ll be horrifically painful, and your chance of survival is pretty slim. You’d really do it, wouldn’t you? I want to do it. You just need to give me an excuse. Suppose I let you take me into custody. What then, huh? You really want me to give my statement to the police? You want me to tell them how I fled for fear of my life from the upstanding dr. Hamilton finn, who tried to kill me?

[ Dramatic music plays ] Nurse baldwin… could I trouble you for a minute in private? Sure.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You deleted those notes on purpose. What gave you that idea? I was headed to my room at the metro court to stare at the wall and worry about my mother, and you and terry wanted me to focus on something else. It was four hours of pointless busy work, and it worked. So thank you. How did you know? Because you don’t make mistakes like that. In fact, you rarely make mistakes. It’s one of your most annoying qualities. I’m really s orry to put you on the spot… it’s not about me. …But we came in your car, and I can’t wait for a ride share. Does this have to do with the phone call that you had earlier? Yes. It was from my sister-in-law nina. You met her at kelly’S. Yeah. Nina’s been staying at this small town in pennsylvania, and they spotted peter there. They think he might be coming to port charles. What does that have to do with the quartermaines or with bailey? It has to do with bailey’s father, valentin cassadine. Um, peter and valentin have a history together, most of it bad. And since peter just lost his own daughter, it would make sense he would go after valentin’s out of spite. You really think peter would go after a baby? Yes, I do, and I think we need to warn them. Right. Let’s go. This is a real mess. Clearly. You should have come to me sooner. My first instinct is always to handle things on my own, but this is beyond me. Okay. Well, what have you tried so far? Well, I started by sorting it by color. You can see how well that turned out. Maybe sorted by shape. That’s a good call. Why didn’t you mention that you were into puzzling? It’s a recent hobby.

[ Mid-tempo music plays ] How recent? Since bailey was born. Kind of helps me focus — or it did. This one’s really stressing me out. Oh, because it’s bigger than you’re used to. By like hundreds of pieces. Oh! Look! Yes! See? You’re getting the hang of it. Hey, uh, finn. Mm. Hey. How you doing? Oh. Hey. Uh, is dr. Britt westbourne here? Yeah. She’s on this floor. I just saw her. Okay. Um, any word on her mother? Looks like we’re the last ones here. Do you think they’ll kick us out?

[ Both chuckle ] No. My mom’s a co-owner. We can stay till sunrise if you want to. Oh. That doesn’t seem fair to the staff. They can wait a little longer to take down the tables. Besides, also, maxie put so much work into the decorations. And we — we owe it to her to take full advantage. Oh. Well, if we’re doing this for maxie’s sake… besides, this is our first outing as an official couple. I want to make the most of it. Nothing to hide, no secrets to keep. Just…you and me. Together. I like the sound of that.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Oh! Oh, my — what happened? When the bridge collapsed, we searched for you. We searched for you for weeks. Sonny, I saw you fall in. I jumped in after you. We thought you drowned! I almost did. But it’s been — that was december. That was months ago! Where were you? I’m — I’m sorry. I c– I couldn’t find my way home.

[ Exhales sharply ] Oh.

[ Down-tempo music plays ]

Part of me wants to rearrange my schedule so I can show up at the staff meeting tomorrow.

[ Laughs ] Excuse me for a minute. Aww! Good news? Cameron just sent me some pictures of him and josslyn. Look. Oh! Jason and carly’S… wedding reception. Aww. Did everyone have fun? I don’t know.

[ Chuckles ] But look. I wonder if someone found a hair in their soup. Um, excuse me? Oh, it was something my mother said when maxie told us she was planning the wedding.

Mutter didn’t think carly and jason should have such a perfect day. She wanted maxie to build in a minor hiccup. Well, a hair in the soup kind of seems tame for obrecht. Definitely. Don’t tell anyone, but I think she’s mellowing. Or she was.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Okay, uh, finn. I-I’ll take it from here. I’m just making sure you’re fully recovered from your involuntary skydive. Oh, well, you know, I don’t remember anything. I-I certainly didn’t wake up on a beach. I woke up on the ground. Well, I wish you remembered something about what happened to my mother. So do I. And, you know, I’ve been climbing the walls. That’s why I came over here. I thought maybe we could worry together. So, what do you think? If, uh, we got married, like, you know, again, would you want it to be… your reception like this?

[ Down-tempo music plays ] I know. I know. What? It’s just a silly superstition. But I mean, come on. You did catch the bouquet. It’s a nice fantasy. You and me surrounded by flowers, wiley in a cute little suit, our family and friends wishing as well. But I am too happy with where we are right now to even think about planning a wedding. I see your point. Just barely been reunited. We should take the time to savor where we are right now before we start finding new ways to complicate things. As long as you know that you are who I want, michael… …you and me and wiley and the life we make together. I’m not worried about the future because I know you’ll be there — just like I will be there for you. That’s all I need to hear. Chase: Impressive. Don’t be so amazed. I’m trying to pay you a compliment. Yeah, because you didn’t think I’d be any good. No. I just think overall puzzling’s a little… quiet for you.

[ Scoffs ] I am a huge fan of quiet moments. I think they’re really valuable. And the fact that you don’t know that proves how little you know about me. Uh, can’t argue with you there. I’ve already proved that I can’t see what’s right in front of me. Oh, no, no, no. Don’t do that. Don’t go all negative on me. Look, you didn’t deserve what michael and willow did to you. But the good news is it’s behind you. It is done. It is — it’s over. And now you get to focus on what comes next. Whatever that is. Uncertainty about your future can be a good thing. Look at me. I never thought that I would be living in this house —

[ Chuckling ] Monica’s house — with a brand-new baby. I mean, half the time — over half the time — I don’t even know what I’m doing. Bailey doesn’t seem to mind. And why would she? I mean, you’re a really great mom. That means a lot to me coming from you. I just love this little girl so much. She’s completely changed my world.

[ Doorbell rings ] Do you want me to get that? No, no, no. That’s okay. Yuri will get it. Where was I? Oh, yeah. Motherhood. It is completely different than what I expected. It’s so much bigger and — and scarier and more amazing than I ever could have imagined. I mean, sometimes she’ll just look at me and, um, smile. Or she’ll, like, grab something with her hand and look at it like, “oh, my gosh. Look what I just picked up,” and it just takes my breath away. It’s unbelievable. Where is she?! What? Bailey’s right here. What’s going on?Oh, my god. She’s okay.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Maxie, did something happen? Peter’s back. How long do you think finn will last in prison? He’s not going to prison. Well, then, you’re either gonna have to kill me or let me go, anna, because as soon as I’m in custody, I will explain to them how finn pushed me down a flight of stairs, dumped my unconscious body into a freezer, and left me there to die. And since my story’s true, forensics will back me up. What forensics? A few drops of blood in the hospital basement that could’ve easily been placed there? No. You’ve got nothing, peter. Assuming finn doesn’t feel morally obligated to confess. He does strike me as that kind of guy. Why would he confess to something that never happened? He’s got far more important things to do with his life. Oh, I see. You’re gonna convince him to lie. So what happened to the pursuit of justice, anna devane? I lost interest in justice right around the time that you hired a psychopath to kidnap maxie. That psycho snapped, took her baby, and gave her to god knows who. Maxie’s daughter could be anywhere.

My daughter! Louise is mine, and i will find her! Where are you meeting peter august?

[ Gunshot ]

[ Dramatic music plays ] Why — why do you smell like smoke? Were you in a fire? It was in — yeah. I was physically under a beam, there was a fire, and I thought I was gonna die. And that’s when it all came to me — you, the kids, my whole life. So you couldn’t remember us? I — I called myself “mike” ’cause that was on my watch. Actually, I threw away my dad’s — my dad’s watch. Sonny, you got to — you got to tell me this just in order, because last december, you and I were in secaucus, and you chased julian out on the footbridge, it collapsed. I jumped in after you guys, and, like carly said, we searched for weeks — search-and-rescue, state police — and there was no — no sign of you.

[ Exhales deeply ] All I remember, it was — I was on the… I wound up on the banks of the river. A hiker found me, took me to the clinic. People helped me out. I didn’t know who I was.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] What about you two? W-what happened while I was gone? Sonny, there’s so much… so much to explain… to figure out. But the most important thing is that you’re right… you’re right here. I can’t even believe that you’re alive, sonny. I thought I would never see you again.

okay, maxie, I’m gonna need you to take a deep breath and tell me everything that happened, step by step. Okay. Um, nina called me when I was at the wedding reception. She said peter was in nixon falls, pennsylvania, but he left, and she thinks he’s on his way to port charles, which of course he is. Did nina call the police in nixon falls? I don’t know. She didn’t say. Okay. I’m gonna make a few calls and make sure the authorities in nixon falls know to be on the lookout for peter. And did you talk to mac? Not yet. All right. I’ll call him, too. We’re gonna get the pcpd on high alert. Chase, will you do me a favor? Just let yuri know that peter’s been sighted. Chase: Yeah. I’ll fill him in. Okay.

[ Exhales deeply ] What are you doing? I’m just looking for any updates on nixon falls. Oh, god. What? Looks like there’s been a fire in a bar. Three people have been injured. They think it’s arson. It has to be peter. Britt, walk with me to kelly’S. Okay. I guess I could use some fresh air. Okay. Uh, you guys want doughnuts or anything from kelly’s? No. No, thanks. No, thank you, scott. Okay.

[ Indistinct conversations, telephone ringing ] I’m worried about him. Mm. It’s not like scott to show up and start offering to buy people coffee. Mm. I mean, I know he’s a nice guy and all, but he’s generally a little more… disheveled. No. Uh, self-absorbed. I think he’s lonely. Mm. It was hard for him to lose franco. He was completely blindsided. And then he hooked up with obrecht. Not that she’s my first choice. Would she be anyone’s?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Elevator bell chimes ] Hi there. I’m looking for dr. Westbourne. Oh, she went on a coffee run, but I think she’s coming back. Or you can try kelly’S. All right. If you do see her before I do, please tell britt maxie’s trying to get her a message. Peter august is in pennsylvania.

[ Dramatic music plays ] You never learn, do you? You actually shot me! Yeah. It went clean through. I doubt you’ll need more than a few stitches. Was that intentional? Or did you shoot to kill and miss? I didn’t miss. Where’s drew cain? What? That plane crash over the gulf of aden — that was a cover for his abduction. Where did you put him? Make me an offer and… maybe I’ll decide to tell you. You’re such a son of a bitch. Is that any way to talk about your sister? Oh, alice is to blame for a lot of things, but this is all you, peter, every step of the way. Anna! Everything under control here? Hello, peter. Your guide can’t make the rendezvous. He’s handcuffed to a telephone pole, waiting for authorities to pick him up.

[ Laughs ] Look at you! Suddenly the man of law and order! I heard him making arrangements. Yeah? Call him back. Tell him we’ve got peter in custody and that he’s gonna tell us everything. Think again.

[ Dramatic music plays ] No! You said that, um, local people helped you. Who were they? Where have you been? It’s a little place in pennsylvania. I-I don’t want to get into that right now. You… um, how are the kids? They’re fine! I mean, avery and donna are asleep. They’re — they’re gonna be so excited to see you. Donna has missed you so much! Yeah. Nine months is a long time, you know, for a little kid.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] How’s michael? Dante? Josslyn? Kristina? How are they doing? They’re living their lives, you know? Josslyn’s at pcu. I-I can’t believe this! I can’t — I can’t believe that… I’m talking to you about the kids. I-I mean… we missed you so much. We grieved for you every single day. I mean, I gave up praying for this, sonny. I gave up hoping for a miracle. I… you had to. Both of you. You thought I was dead. And I’m so happy that you had each other to lean on.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] We, uh, we did more than lean on each other, sonny.

[ Sighs ] Carly and I got married.

We were in a — a hurry. We were traumatized. We just… I don’t know. We must have made a mistake. But how? Peter had to have regained consciousness in that freezer and — and opened it up and climbed out. But how? What about maxie?

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Oh. Hey — hey, austin. Listen. If it’s about the quartermaine lawsuit, let’s strategize at another time. Office hours, okay? You got it. Okay. Thank you. But I’m actually here ’cause I wanted to talk to britt. Britt, maxie’s asked that I warn you — peter august has resurfaced, and she’s fearful that he might be on his way back to port charles. Uh, well, that’s sweet of maxie to send you to warn me. But she’s the one at risk. Peter’s obsessed with her. Maxie: Thank god we did this. Thank god peter has no idea louise is here. I don’t blame you for needing to check for yourself that she’s okay. Look, I know I took a huge risk by coming here, but I told austin that I thought peter might lash out at valentin by going after his baby. So if anyone asks — I’ll tell them the same thing. Okay. Speaking of valentin, I’m sure you already gave him a call to, uh, update him on peter, but I-I should call him myself. Brook lynn, you promised me that valentin could handle peter. Valentin understands how peter thinks, okay? He is the best person to protect bailey.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Valentin lives here. That’s kind of my point. Maybe you should live here, too.

[ Exhales sharply ] It’s a beautiful night, isn’t it? It’s beautiful. Stop. I’m sorry. I-I’m sorry. I — when you’re across from me, I cannot look anywhere else. Well, then, as long as I have your undivided attention… there is something important we need to discuss.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Okay. At one point, we talked about you, me, and wiley all living together in the gatehouse. We did. But you’re still in the main house, and I was wondering if you feel like that’s a better arrangement. Absolutely not. No. I just — I-I didn’t — I didn’t want to crowd you. Crowd me? Yeah. The whole situation with chase, I know it was really tough on you, so I — it — it was tough on all of us, including chase. Yeah. Which is why I didn’t want to just move in the next day and expect you to be okay with it, you know? Like, “hey, willow, ready or not, the chase part of your life is over, and the michael one’s about to begin.” Okay. You would never do that. Yeah. Exactly. Which is — which is why I stayed in the main house.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] The thing is… I will always be sorry that chase got hurt… but I will never regret falling in love with you. No, this is not a search-and-rescue — this is a hunt for a fugitive. I want roadblocks, and I want teams both sides of the river. Yes? Keep me posted.

[ Cellphone beeps ] Anything? No. I don’t see any sign of him.

[ Sighs ] I’ll tell you what. It took guts to take a jump like that. The fall will probably kill him. Well, given he’s inherited his father’s knack for survival, I’d say you’d be a fool to assume he was dead.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] You don’t strike me as a fool. You never have. I’m not. Neither are you. Married? When? Today. Couple hours ago.

[ Down-tempo music plays ]

[ Sighs ] Those are your wedding clothes? Yes. You look beautiful. Thanks. It’s been really complicated and crazy — really crazy, sonny. Just tell me. Well, as soon as you, uh, disappeared, we were getting a lot of pressure from the five families and from cyrus. Bastard. We had to, uh, secure our position, so we, uh, declared you legally dead, and then we held a funeral. Well, that makes sense. You have to let people think that the business is stable. So you’re — you’re — you’re running things? Well, I-I was until peter august framed me for franco’s murder. You mean it’s — what?! Franco’s dead? Yes. No big loss. So now you’re being blamed. Thanks to gladys. Gladys? She said she saw me ditch the murder weapon. I was remanded for trial. They were holding me at pentonville. So who’s running the business? Me.

You want me to live with the quartermaines? Absolutely! And you could bring georgie and james with you. We have so much room. We have two housekeepers, a cook, a full-time nanny, and we have yuri. This is monica’s house. Yeah! And she’s already letting valentin and charlotte stay here. I’m sure she wouldn’t have a problem with you. Yeah. Except she thinks I have an unnatural attachment to bailey and that I need therapy. Okay. That was before. The situation is radically different now, maxie. Peter is alive, he’s an active threat, and this house has fantastic security. And, like I mentioned, we have yuri. I’m sure monica would not have a problem with you moving in. Okay, but, brook lynn, I would. I can’t live in a house with my daughter and not take care of her like she’s my own. I don’t care how big this house is. Then how do we make sure that you’re protected against peter?

[ Dramatic music plays ] I appreciate you wanting to give me time, but I don’t need it. Just the opposite, okay? I can’t wait to start our life together. You sure? Look, ’cause as much as I love you, willow, you do have a little bit of a habit of doing what you think other people want. Um, hello? Person in a glass house, please don’t throw stones. Actually, you’re right. I do. I-i do do that a lot, don’t I? Okay, this time, I’m saying what I want, which is… everything we talked about. I want to wake up every morning in bed with you… and eat breakfast in the kitchen and…hang out on the couch and read stories to wiley or watch “the emperor’s new groove” for the hundred thousandth time. Oh, yeah. I love how much you laugh at that movie. I love that you laugh at it with me. I actually think we enjoy it more than wiley does. Yeah. Yeah. [ Laughs ] And…yes, I know that our life won’t always be easy and perfect. You have a stressful job and… an even more stressful family, and I’m navigating nursing school. But if we wait for the perfect time to move in together, the perfect time will never come. I completely disagree. The perfect time… is now.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Come on. Let’s get home. You were running the business? Jason couldn’t do it. He was in pentonville, and cyrus was being relentless. He was trying to have jason killed. Clearly, he failed. I mean, diane was sure that she could get me exonerated at trial, but that would have — I mean, it would have taken months, and we didn’t have that kind of time, so, you know, I escaped. With everybody depending on you, you made yourself a fugitive. That’s not something that you would do. That was me.

[ Dramatic music plays ] I forced jason to escape. Here’s the deal. Yuri and I went through the whole house. We checked all the entry points, and it’s clear. I contacted dispatch, and they have a patrol car sitting at the front gate. Mac has another patrol car sitting out in front of your apartment. He asked me to tell you that he is sending a car to take you home and he and your mom will meet you there with georgie and james. Yeah. Well, there are some advantages to having a stepdad who’s acting police commissioner. Any news from nixon falls? Yeah. The, uh — the pcpd is coordinating with the pennsylvania state police. I don’t have any specifics, but they’re searching for peter, and roadblocks are going up. Okay. Hopefully they find him before he makes it anywhere near port charles. Hopefully. You know what? This tension is not good for bailey. There’s a ton of literature about how babies can pick up on energy. Do you want me to take her up to the nursery? Are you volunteering? Yeah! Bailey and i are like old friends. Okay.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] What do you think, sweetheart?

[ Baby groans ] Aww! Do you want uncle chase to take you upstairs? Yeah? I think she does. Okay. Here you go, sweet pea. Chase: Come here, baby. Oh. Shh. Hi! Shh, shh, shh.

[ Baby crying ] All right. Oh, it’s okay. -I’ll be right back. -Okay. Look, I’m not gonna tell you not to worry, maxie. But the pcpd is on this, all right? We’re gonna do everything in our power to make sure peter doesn’t get near you. All right. Let’s go. Britt: Where’s maxie now? I dropped her at the quartermaines’. Well, why would she go there? Well, apparently peter august is obsessed with valentin, and maxie’s worried that peter might go after his daughter. Well, that’s a bit of a stretch. Not for peter. You have no idea how vindictive he can be. Let’s talk about something else for a minute. Yes. Okay. How’s violet? Violet? How’s violet doing? Yes. Violet? She’s wonderful and amazing, and she wants a do-over on the camping trip. Oh. She’s very disappointed she didn’t get to sleep in a tent. Mm. And apparently, setting one up in the living room just isn’t the same. Then let’s do it. Let’s plan another trip. Before scott’s unexpected arrival, I thought things were… going well.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Don’t you think? I had jason stabbed in pentonville. You had him stabbed? Just bad enough so hwould be transferred to general hospital, where brick could break him out. And the plan would have worked, except cyrus tried to kill britt westbourne, and jason went back in to save her, and he got shot. So basically everything went completely sideways. Well, I mean, not — not completely, because I-I did get away and britt was able to — to patch me up.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] So what turned… into you guys getting married? So, carly broke me out that night because there was a meeting with the five families. And cyrus was really pushing to take your place at the table and, uh, open up the territory for anybody who wanted to move product through the harbor. And I was — I was hurt too bad to go, so carly went. So you met with the five families. I didn’t have a choice.

I want you to concentrate the search on the first mile downstream of the overlook. And where are we with the guide?

[ Insects chirping, water flowing ] Oh. Okay. Yeah. Well, let me know. Thanks. Well?

[ Sighs ] Guide’s local. Retired military. Claims that he was contacted on the dark web, so they’re pulling a warrant to search his phone and computer, but I doubt that they’re gonna get anything useful. That would just leave peter’s phone. Yeah, but it’s locked. Yeah, and even if the techs crack it, I would imagine that his accomplice has managed to cover his tracks. Well, if the accomplice is able to evade a trace by the wsb, that’s a remarkable level of expertise.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] It’s just speculation on my part, but, um, from what I overheard, by the tone of peter’s voice, he was urgent and impatient, but he wasn’t giving orders. So you don’t think the guy was working for peter? No. Whoever peter’s ally may be, I got the sense that they, not peter, are the one with the power. I think, uh, camping was going…very well.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] I mean, the kids were having fun. But not you? I’d sit in front of a campfire with you anytime. Scott: Uh — oh. Uh, sorry. Sorry to interrupt you. You guys looked a little intense there. Well, we were just talking about camping… …as a family. I’m fine. I promise. I can come stay with you. No. That’s okay. Uh, mac and my mom already have that covered. They’re gonna meet me at my place, and we’re gonna stay there. They’re sending a car to pick me up. Okay. Well, do me a favor and text me a selfie when you get home, just to be sure. Deal. You be careful, too. You’re not peter’s favorite person. I’m not afraid of peter. It’s actually kind of a relief to know he’s out there. I don’t have to wonder anymore. I just have to be ready to defend myself. Britt, be careful, okay? You, too.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] Your car is here. It’s definitely the pcpd. Chase knows them. I’m glad he checked. Yeah. Take care of her, okay? You know I will. Brook lynn…thank you. I mean that. Yeah, you can, uh, ask brando. He was there as cyrus’ bodyguard. But, you know, carly rallied the rest of the families against cyrus, shut him down. Then she had brick blow up one of his shipments. It was, uh, the right message, perfectly timed. Nice work. Thanks, but it may have worked too well. I mean, I had to reassure the families that I was in charge — me, by myself, sitting in your chair, making all the decisions. And they accepted me until jason came back.

[ Down-tempo music plays ] The five families, they don’t — they don’t believe in shared power. They expected one of you to eliminate the other. Exactly right. So we had to send a message that I was in charge and carly backed me and that she wasn’t a liability. So you got married. Great strategy.

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