GH Transcript Wednesday, October 13, 2021

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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.

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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.

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[ Doorbell rings ] I’ll go see who that is.

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[ 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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[ Bomb beeping ] Okay, driver, step on it. We can’t wait to go celebrate with our family and friends.

[ Engine starts ]

[ Explosion ] Brook lynn. What are you doing here? Hey, chase. Nice to see you, too. Come on in.

[ Baby whimpers ] Shh. Figured you would have been at jason and carly’s wedding. Yeah, it’s not like I wasn’t invited, but I was closer with sonny, so, I, uh — I decided to change my mind at the last minute. Quiet night at home with your daughter doesn’t sound so bad. Yeah, you must be a detective. Bailey and I barely get any time together with all the craziness that goes on in this house, right? I get what you mean. I’ve missed bailey since I’ve moved out. I’ve missed…a lot. Maxie! This is magical! This is gorgeous. You have done an amazing job. Thank you. I have never seen the garden look more beautiful. Carly is gonna love this. Well, even jason might notice.

[ Laughter ] You might be joking, but jason was practically gregarious today. Well, gregarious for jason. Ah, I think he is genuinely happy with carly, and that is all I want for him.

[ Glass breaking ] Buscema and novak? Bomb was intended for us. Spinelli and brick had it redirected. You knew about this? I got a heads-up… from a friend. Oh, my god. Was that carly and jason? What is keeping them? Are they already in jail? What? For what? No. Mm. Although, uh, recent events may cause the groom to avail himself of your services sooner rather than later. And will this said consultation take place at the pcpd? Quite possibly. Ugh. Hi. Is everything okay? Um… um, uh… uh, there was just an ex– explosion outside of all saints. A car bomb. Was it — was it carly and jason’s car? I’m not gonna do this right now. I gotta go to my wife and kids. No, I know I-I can’t stop you, but if you leave here knowing nothing else, know that I honestly love you. Don’t — don’t say that. No, it’s true. I love you. Don’t say it! Don’T… you don’t love me. You love mike. No. Mike is gone! But you were happy in nixon falls. I’m going to my wife! Do you understand me? I’m not gonna do this right now! No, listen, the doctor said you can’t leave here. Try and stop me!

[ Whimpers ]

[ Door slams ]

Sonny? Yeah. Welcome back. Well, don’t act so happy to see me. Believe it or not, I actually am happy to see you. Yeah? Can I give you a ride home? Yeah, I’ll even take one from you. Okay, well, there’s a car waiting right outside. It can take you to the tarmac, and I’ll call my pilot and let him know you’re coming. Thanks. Okay. And, uh, for what it’s worth, um, I’m sorry for what happened to you. Well, you’re not the only one. Hey. Sonny’s on his way home. What have I done? We have to make this quick. The fire department’s on the way. And the cops, too, I’m sure. Thank you for letting us know what novak and buscema were planning. Cyrus renault was pulling the strings. They tried to rope me in, and I pretended to go along. But I want no part of renault’s machinations. Yeah, well, you supported the corinthos organization after my husband died. We appreciate your loyalty. It won’t go unrewarded. I prefer working with people who aren’t sloppy, reckless, or in prison. Congratulations on your marriage. Now go dance at your reception, celebrate the love you have for one another. Thank you. You could have told me. Yeah, well, I wanted you to enjoy the wedding. Besides, I knew brick and spinelli were handling it. What do we do now? We just go to the reception. Did I hear that right? You’re actually going to go to our wedding reception? What if the cops show up and they pull you in for questioning? Then I should be where I’m supposed to be. So it’s an alibi. No, it’s a party for friends and family to celebrate our wedding. Besides, maxie said there’d be music, and I know at least one of us like to dance. Jason and carly are fine. Okay, so whose car did blow up? Uh, possibly the limo with, uh, mr. Buscema and mr. Novak? Well, what a coincidence that they should meet their demise right after the wedding of their chief rival. How did that happen? Uh, I-it might have something to do with cyrus renault. Thank goodness your mother wasn’t in the same car as her date. Well, now that we’re safely outside the house of the lord, I can tell you what I honestly think about your nasty little insinuation about my son leo. There’s no need. You’ve already communicated your opinions perfectly. Oh, communicated. See, that’s that word that you like so much. Ned tells me that you think there’s something wrong with the way my kid communicates. There’s nothing wrong with leo. I just picked up on something when leo sought me out at the hospital. Yeah, which should never have happened in the first place. Ned, olivia, I-I feel like this is something best worked out between the two of you, so if you’ll excuse me.

[ Laughs ] Okay, enough. What’s so funny over here? Olivia hired a stripper for carly’s bachelorette party. Yeah, and it ended up being brando corbin. My mom was covering my eyes as if I’d never seen anything like that before. And where have you seen something like that before? Okay, spinelli, are you ready for your emcee role? That is, unless you want to do it.

[ Laughs ] No. Oh, you’re cute. No, I confine my public speaking these days to the courtroom. Besides, I-I know spinelli will find the right words. Just not too many words, right, spinelli? I shall endeavor for brevity worthy of the groom himself. Speaking of the groom, if he talked carly into ditching this, I will not forgive him.

[ Chuckles ] What’s so funny? Oh, I just, um… you just seem so much like your — your old self, before — before peter’s betrayal? I-I just meant, I-I — planning jason and carly’s wedding was probably a welcome distraction. Well, I enjoyed it, and I’ll enjoy it even more if they actually show up.

[ All chuckle ] Did you come by for your bailey fix? Yes, and to give monica this to, uh, thank her for her hospitality. Well, you weren’t exactly a difficult houseguest. Are you feeling any better? I’m almost 100%. But I think holding bailey would help. Here you go, cookie. Oh, there you go, sweetheart. Come here, you. Yeah.

[ Mumbles baby talk ] Hey. Hey, do you remember me, sweet girl?

[ Whimpers and cries ] Oh, you don’t? I remember you. You’re just getting so big. You know, you used to look like your mama, but you don’t really look like her anymore. Matter of fact, you don’t really look like your dad, either. Yes. How are you doing? I’m fine. How’s phyllis? She’s with the doctor, but she’ll be okay. Thank god. Anna. Valentin. We went to the tan-o to find you, but it was destroyed. One of the firefighters told me I could find you here. Are you all right? Are you hurt? I’m fine. What are you doing here? You called me. And you said I lived at the metro court when you know full well that I live at the quartermaines’. So I took it as a sign that you were trying to give me a signal. Was I right? Was the fire at the tan-o anything to do with your call? You’ve always been so smart. Peter was with me. He forced me to call you.

Peter set fire to the tan-o when I wouldn’t help him find louise. He tried to kill me and my friend phyllis. I was just telling nina that phyllis is gonna be okay. Oh, good. Good. How did he find you? Unbeknownst to us, he was keeping tabs on maxie, and she came to visit me in nixon falls on her way back from texas. Did you not try to contact the police? You knew they were looking for him, right? He had a gun. He threatened me. He was with you the entire time? No. But he warned me if I tried anything, he would kidnap james. And we both know peter. We both know he’s hateful enough to do that, so… I called my aunt liesl. And she said that she was gonna deal with peter, but then… something happened, something went wrong. Have you heard from aunt liesl? We’re not sure what’s happened, um, either. Can I ask you — d-did you have another opportunity in which you could have alerted us or the police? I was in a tight spot. He was blackmailing me. Blackmailing you with what? You know, sometimes when she smiles, I can see you. Or is it valentin? I don’t know. What do you think? I just think bailey’s her own little person. Right, cookie? She’s a one-of-a-kind, just like her mama. Yeah. So I heard you went camping. Yeah. You know, I have to say I was a little nervous to take on the big outdoors, but, uh, it was actually a lot of fun. Oh. [ Chuckles ] I’ll take your word on that, if you’re into the whole nature thing. You’re not?! I, uh, am a fan of central park, my great-grandmother’s rose garden, and anywhere with chaises, cabanas, and cocktail service. Oh, you don’t know what you’re missing. Roughing it is one of life’s great joys. I’ll take your word on that. So are you back at the pcpd yet? Soon. Once I get a few personal things in order. You’re moving forward with the divorce from willow? Actually, I’m seeking an annulment because willow and i never really had a marriage in the first place. I’m sorry, chase. Don’t be. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. You don’t have your speech memorized yet. You have been working on it for days. I know, I know. I just — I-I’m nervous. I want to make sure it’s right. Michael, you will be great. You truly are the best best man. Ma, I think vincent novak stood you up. Why? Could his business really be taking him that long? Is it me? No. Because I’m sure I wasn’t misreading the signals vincent was sending. Maybe you should just, um… …you know, uh, make up your mind that mr. Novak isn’t coming, that his business was all-consuming. Thought you could use a drink. What I could use is a bride and groom. Well, don’t look at me. I didn’t kidnap them. Do you think this is funny? Not anymore. ‘Cause it’s definitely not funny. Right. Jason is not known for his social flair. I wouldn’t put it past him to convince carly that they don’t need a wedding reception, a reception that I planned to the very last meticulous detail. Ladies and gentlemen, may I please have your attention? Please raise your glasses as I happily present carly and jason morgan!

[ Cheers and applause ]

And it’s yo-o-ou

hiding in plain sight

yes, it’s yo-o-ou

that sets my world right

and it’s you-o-ou it’s no jake’S. But it’ll do.

It’s always been you

blackmailing you with what? What has peter got on you? You know, it’s not important right now. All that matters is that peter is on the loose somewhere. Can you tell me everything you remember about the last time you were with him? He… he tied me and my friend phyllis up, and then he — he poured kerosene around the tan-O. He dropped a lit match, and then he left. Did he tell you where he was going? No, he didn’t, but I told him that you’re probably on your way. You think he’s headed out of nixon falls? I think he’s probably headed back to… …to port charles and back to maxie.

[ Gasps ] Valentin, you’ve got to stop peter. Stop him before he gets to maxie. Brook lynn: Excuse me. Did you just say that you were

glad you married willow? I was dying, brook lynn, fading fast, letting go, and then I heard her voice telling me to hang on. I heard the love in her voice. And it gave me the strength to survive. Wow. Yeah, wow. And willow loves me. Maybe not in the way that I want to be loved by her, but that commitment I heard in her voice — it was real. And that’s what brought me back, and I could never regret being with someone who brought me so much joy. You’re amazing. You are a much better person than I could ever hope to be. I don’t know about that. You remember how I was when I found out that michael and willow were sleeping together. You mean bitter and angry, almost gave austin the keys to the quartermaine kingdom? Yeah, I’m over it. Well, I’m not. Giving monica that gift — that was just an excuse to come by. The real reason I’m here is to say I’m sorry to you and — and your family.

[ Glass clinking ] Hey, uh, excuse me, everybody. If I can get your attention, I’d, uh, like to say a few words about the bride and groom. And I want to thank you all for coming and helping my mom and jason celebrate this amazing day. Well, today has been a day of firsts — the first time I’ve seen my mom this happy in a long time and the first I’ve, uh, realized that two people I’ve known and loved my entire life have fallen in love with each other. Now, jason, thank you for being my mom’s best friend and loving her the way that she deserves to be loved. And, mom, you are the most amazing mother in the entire world, and I am thankful every day that you found happiness, that after everything you’ve been through in your life, which is too numerous to list in one day, that they’ve, uh, finally been rewarded. And I’ve — I’ve never met anybody as strong as you are, as determined, or…

[Sighs] Has as much as love in their heart. Look, I’m — I’m the luckiest guy in the world to have you for a mother, and now jason is the luckiest guy in the world to have you as his wife. And we wouldn’t be here without you. We wouldn’t be here without each other, so… to family. All: To family.

Thank you. All right, so 911 got an anonymous tip about a fire across town from the tan-O. Sending firefighters on a wild goose chase, delaying their response. Exactly. So now the police are looking for peter based on nina’s accusations. Let me guess. They’re not having any luck. Well, no, but one of my wsb contacts managed to do a fast trace on peter’s 911 call and it got pinged off a tower at the intersection of highway 21 and route 7. Okay, I’ll drive. I would have gladly thrown this at your head when you found that document with those changes to my great-grandfather’s will. Why didn’t you? Well, as mad as I was for you betraying my family, there was a part of me that understood how angry and betrayed you were by michael and willow. Yeah, but the first thing you learn in school is two wrongs don’t make a right. The second that austin asked me to look for your great-grandfather’s papers, I should have shut him down. Well, I sure wish you had, because, uh, michael ended up giving the document to austin. You don’t agree with michael’s decision. Michael insists that transparency will be our friend, that the document is non-binding, that it is just a list of things that my great-grandfather was thinking about doing, and that the judge will rule in our favor, so… but you don’t buy that. And you’re not the type of person to sit back and hope for the best. I have a couple tricks up my sleeve. Meaning? Oh, don’t get your knickers in a twist, detective. Nothing you can arrest me for. Oh, maxie, thank you so much. This place is beautiful. I couldn’t ask for a better wedding reception. Oh, good. You — you like it? I mean, the flowers are okay? Jen elliott really hooked us up. And you like the cake and you love the music? It’s all perfect. It’s perfect. Thank you so much. But now I want you to go have fun. I mean, you are our guest, so go relax and enjoy yourself. Ah, looks like all of your worry, let’s just call it, was completely unfounded, ’cause everything turned out great. Cheers. Now you can rest on your laurels. Well, I’m not sure I know how to do that. Well, you did good. Yeah? I wasn’t — I wasn’t sure. Yeah, michael was incredibly nervous, but I told him he would be wonderful. Listen to willow. She knows what she’s talking about. And don’t let her go.

The love, love, love oh. Congratulations, my friend. You know, when carly first told me that the two of you were thinking about getting married, I knew right away it was going to work. You two are life partners in the very best sense of the word. And I wish you every happiness. Thank you, diane. And now I sense that you and mr. Spinelli have matters to discuss that I would much rather not hear. So I’m gonna see if cousin brando wants to dance. Uh, so no further news about the untimely demise of mr. Buscema and mr. Novak? Brick called on the way over here, and, uh, the police are on the scene. Well, I have full confidence that they will not find evidence of how the bomb was planted or who was responsible. I fear the authorities will want to question you anyway. Yeah, probably. I just hope they don’t crash the reception, as it were. I mean, frankly, it would break maxie’s heart. Oh! Oh. Oh. I have never seen a more beautiful bride. Aw. Or maid of honor. It’s great to see you so happy, mom. Oh, it’s great to be this happy. Gosh, after all these years that you and jason have known one another, and now you’re finally together. It’s ironic, isn’t it? I think it makes perfect sense. I mean, you guys have always been so close. It’s like you can read each other’s minds. You know what jason’s thinking right now? Hmm. That he’ll be glad when this is over? Yeah, you need to go rescue him, mom.

[ Laughing ] I think so. Yeah. Ah. Michael gave a nice speech. Don’t try to change the subject. You should not have been talking about my son with that quartermaine wannabe. Liv, all austin said was that he thought we should follow up with him about leo. And talk to him about a specialist. Obviously, the good doctor thinks there’s something very wrong with my son. It wouldn’t hurt to have leo checked out. Spinelli: Ladies and gentlemen, could I once again have your attention, please? Mrs. Morgan would like all the ladies to gather for the traditional throwing of the bouquet.

[ Indistinct talking and laughter ] Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re not gonna go try and catch the bouquet, are you? Uh, last time I checked, you and I were still married. Sometimes I wonder why. You want in on this bouquet thing? No way. I’m lucky I didn’t end up married to louise’s father. Peter. Yeah. Getting married is not on my agenda. Finding my daughter and seeing peter brought to justice — those are my top priorities. Okay. Well, I support you in that. Thank you. You’re welcome. Ma, go on, try your luck at catching the bouquet. Hey, maybe the next guy you meet will be mr. Right. Wrong. I am done with men. If they’re not standing me up, they’re trying to kill me. Too bad sasha’s on bed rest. We could put her to the test and see just how serious she is about you. Think she’d try for the bouquet? Spinelli: Everyone ready? Women: Yeah! All right. One, two, three! -Oh! -Oh! Hey, hey! -Wow! -Nicely done. Perfect. Nice catch. It practically landed in my hands.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I think that means that, uh, we have my mom’s approval if we ever decide to make it official again. Hey. Nobody is looking. Now’s your chance to make your escape. Are you — are you sure? Do you love carly? Are you happy with her? Very. Okay, then that’s all that matters, ’cause that’s all I want for you is to be happy. So go. Go now and start your life. Ah! [ Chuckles ] Thank you, monica. I love you. Aw.

Just take me home go on. Get out of here.

[ Coughing ] The doctor just told me you can’t leave. They want to keep you for observation. No, I have to warn maxie about peter. Well, I already tried calling her, and she didn’t pick up. What if peter has already gotten to her? We have to warn her. May I have this dance, my beautiful and brilliant maximista? You remembered. As if I could forget you promised me a dance.

From dirt and clay

roam the dark… hey, monica, uh… ah. …Can I catch a ride home with you? You’re not going with ned? Nah. Oh, I mean, I thought you two were kinda getting along pretty well. I thought… we’d get back together? Mm, yeah. Not anymore.

Like you josslyn, may I have this dance? I thought you’d never ask.

Best of the two

so I’m gonna hold on michael.

Gonna hold on yeah? I don’t believe that catching the bouquet is symbolic of anything. Well, maybe not, but it proves my mom has really good aim.

[ Laughs ] I just want to make clear that I’m not saying this because of any silly superstition. Okay, got it. No silly superstitions. So what are you saying? First time I married you was to keep wiley away from nelle. Mm-hmm. But the next time I marry you, if we decide to get married again, it will be real, like this wedding. Okay, confession time. Do I even want to know? Oh, you do. I was actually glad when you went all in on austin when you were mad at michael and willow. Who are you and what have you done with blq? No, really. Looking to get revenge on michael and willow for sleeping together — it showed me you’re human. So you used to think of me as a zen god of tolerance and compassion?

[ Laughing ] You wish. But, um, just that you could get down in the mud as easily as the rest of us. Thanks…I think. Not that you’re any good at being a bad guy. I mean, look how quickly I caught you with that document. Whole sneaking-around business — it’s not in your dna. Well, maybe you can give me some lessons. No way. I want you to stay exactly the way you are. Hey. What did the car rental company say? Car we saw on the side of the road was hired by a peter sinclair. Sinclair. That’s interesting. He’s using his father’s pen name. Yeah, that’s kind of sloppy, though — leaving your car behind. Why is that sloppy? He knew we were trailing him. He switched to a second vehicle. Or he’s being picked up. Maybe this is a rendezvous. So he’s nearby. I’ll go that way. I’ll go that way. Listen, I know you’re armed. I know you are. Keep your phone on. Anna. I’ll be careful. You be careful, too. Don’t worry about me. But if I see him, I’m gonna shoot him on sight. Um… so, uh, what’d you think of the reception? I, uh, had fun. I could tell. Yeah. Yeah, I, uh — I really liked michael’s speech. It was nice. He went a little overboard on how amazing I am. That’s why I liked it. We did it. We’re married. How do you feel? Like this is right. Me, too.

I have only loved… hi. May I? It’s okay, spinelli. I invited austin. I should dance with him.

[ Chuckles ] Ma? Here. Have a drink. To celebrate the new you. The one who doesn’t need a man in her life to prove that she is worthy.

[ Chuckles ] You’re right. I’m better than vincent novak and all those losers out there who think they can toy with my emotions.

[ Sighs ] Well… you’ve been boring holes in my back all night. Go ahead. Keep apologizing. I know it’s not my place to tell you how to raise your son. Did you ever let that stop you? Liv, I love leo as if he were my own son. So at the risk of driving us even further apart, won’t you at least consider taking austin’s advice and having that beautiful boy that we both love checked out?

Far too many times thank you. Thank you for my dance. Thank you for inviting me. I really appreciate it. This was fun.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Yeah. Oh. Oh, you know what? Um, you should grab us some cake. It’s from eckert’S. Best bakery in port charles. Hey, you got it.

[ Ringing continues ] Hello? Nina? Oh, thank god, maxie, you picked up. What’s wrong? It’s peter. He was here in nixon falls, and I think he’s headed back to port charles.

He’s headed back to you. 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. Now, make it happen. Anna: Scheduling problems?

[ Gun cocks ] I wouldn’t worry. You’re not going anywhere. I’ll make sure monica gets her gift. Thank you. And thanks for listening to me. Yeah, of course. Besides, any conversation you and I have where you don’t arrest me, I consider it a win.

[ Chuckles ] All right. Hey, I will see you around, cutie pie. You’re gonna be quite the heartbreaker someday. See you later. Chase, wait. You don’t have to go. Why don’t you stay?

[ Exhales sharply ] I know you and trust you more than anyone, and I can’t believe how nervous I am. Hey. There’s no rush. We have the rest of our lives. This morning I told you if we got married, I was afraid that I’d fall in love with you. I was wrong. I was in love with you then, and I’m in love with you now. I love you, too.

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of those we have loved and lost. Our loved ones may be gone, but they are never far from our hearts. Carly! No! You have to find a way inside! Mike is trapped in there! You have to get him out! We’re doing everything we can! Nina, you heard the fire captain. It’s too dangerous. What, too dangerous to save a life? There’s no way he survived this much time in that fire! He’s gone, nina. We have to accept that. Come on, maxie. Pick up the damn phone. Catering crisis? Jax knows I’m at a wedding. Why is he calling? Father reyes: From the book of genesis…

[ Clears throat ] …”Then the man said, ‘this at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; and she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.’ Therefore, a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” Maxie: Hi, it’s maxie.

Leave me a message.

[ Coughing ] Jax, what are you doing? I am trying to reach maxie. She needs to know that peter set fire here in nixon falls and tried to kill you and phyllis. And — and mostly, she needs to know that peter is alive and on the run. To hell with peter! We have to get sonny out of that building before it’s too late! Son of a bitch.

[ Groans ]

You’ve all come here today to bear witness and bless the joining together of carly and jason in holy matrimony. The scriptures teach us that the bond and covenant of marriage is a gift of god, a holy mystery in which two become one flesh. As carly and jason give themselves to each other today, let their love be an example and an inspiration to us all. Rather than bearing witness to a new love… maxie? You okay? I was just thinking about how happy I am that I didn’t marry peter. That would have been an epic mistake. …The latest chapter in their lives… not like carly and jason, though. This just feels right. No! You heard the fire captain. He knows what he’s talking about. The building is on fire! Any attempt to rescue sonny now is only gonna lead to more loss of life. There’s nothing we can do. No, he’s still alive, and I have to get him out! No! How are you gonna do that?! The front door is blocked. The back hallway’s engulfed with flames! No, listen! He’s in there! We have to find him! We have to find mike! You mean sonny.

[ Grunts ] What does that even matter, jax?! There’s a man trapped in a burning building! We have to help him. Please.

[ Sobbing ]

[ Grunts ] The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by god for their mutual joy, for the help and comfort given one another both in prosperity and adversity. Therefore, marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly, but reverently, deliberately, and in accordance with the purposes for which it was instituted by god. Into this holy union, carly and jason now come to be joined. If any of you gathered today can show just cause why they may not lawfully be married, speak now or forever hold your peace. I keep thinking tracy is gonna barge in here and do anything, anything to keep carly from marrying into this family again. Good. Let’s proceed. Now it’s your turn. I charge you both that if either of you know any reason why you may not be united lawfully in marriage, you do confess it now before god and these witnesses.

[ Grunting ]

[ Coughing ]

Carly, will you have jason to be your husband in the covenant of marriage? Will you love him, comfort him, honor and keep him in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to him for as long as you both shall live? I will. Jason, will you have carly to be your wife in the covenant of marriage? Will you love her, comfort her, and keep her in sickness and in health, forsaking all others, be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live? I will. This reminds me of our wedding. Me, too.

[ Blows nose ] Joss looks so beautiful. Oh, I know it. Will all of you witnessing these promises do everything in your power to uphold these two persons in marriage? All: We will. Let me go. I have to find mike! No. No! There’s no use. I’m not gonna let you throw your life away. Nina. Nina! Listen to jax. I love mike, too, but it’s too late to save him. It can’t be too late. It’s not too late. I want to get you and phyllis over to the clinic. I want you checked out by doctors, okay? I’m not gonna leave mike. He still has a chance.

[ Crying ] Oh, mike. Please, I can’t lose him. It’s not too late. I take you, jason, to have and to hold from this day forward. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish as long as we both shall live.

[ Sighs ] I take you, carly… …to have and to hold from this day forward. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cherish… for as long as we both shall live. Do you have the rings?

[ Sniffles ] Jason, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, with all that I am and all that I have. Carly, I give you this ring as a symbol of my love, with all that I am and all that I have.

[ Radio chatter ] I’m gonna take you and phyllis over to the clinic. Okay? Have you checked out. Take my hand, nina.

[ Radio chatter ] Come on. Come on. Now that carly and jason have given themselves to each other by solemn vows, with the joining of hands, and the giving and receiving of rings, I pronounce them husband and wife.

[ Applause ] Those whom god has joined together, let no one put asunder. All: Amen. You alright? My car’s not too far. I just — I-I — I just need to look one more time.

[ Crying ] It’s all gone. Whoa, whoa, whoa! Phyllis, phyllis. Hey, we need some help here! Oh. Oh, my god. Nina, no!

[ Coughing ] Ahh.

[ Crying ] Now, jason, you may kiss your bride.

[ Applause ] Thank god you made it. You’re gonna be okay. We’re gonna be okay.

joss: Okay, okay. This belongs to you. Oh, thank you. I’m so happy for you. I’m pretty happy myself. Yeah, me too.

[ Mendelssohn’s “wedding march” plays ] Well, that’s our cue. Yeah. Even I have to admit, carly does look lovely. You know, if you’re into that kind of look. They do look happy. Right. Gives you hope for the rest of us. So, what’s, uh — what’s next? Ah, well, we shake a lot of hands and we kiss a lot of cheeks. Well, that’s one option. What are you talking about? Let’s go. What? Come on. Look, jax, he made it! He made it. Jax: Hey, we need some help over here! Paramedic: Please step back so we can work. Listen, he collapsed! I’m gonna ride in the ambulance with him. Okay. Be careful. Okay. Why don’t you let me take you to the clinic? Jax!

[ Coughs ] What? No! I’m not leaving him. He almost died. He risked his life for me, and I’m not gonna let him die. He has too much to live for. You know, when I first heard about carly’s plan to marry jason, I got to say, I thought it was all kinds of wrong. Sonny — he hasn’t been gone even a year. Did you tell carly any of this? Oh, god, no. I mean, I would have if she would have asked, but luckily she didn’t, so I kept my big mouth shut. And I am so happy I did. I mean, did you see her? She was so happy. She was positively glowing. Yes, well, I certainly had my doubts. I mean, why wouldn’t I? Carly almost single-handedly destroyed A.J.’S life. But a lot of time has passed, and jason really seems genuinely happy. Yeah. What, are you saying you approve? I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a sucker for weddings. You feeling a bit melancholy? Ellie and i agreed to part ways, but I-I do miss her. Though I know in my heart it’s for the best. She would not have approved of today’s event. Are you speaking of the ceremony or the guest list? Look, I-I-I understand the necessity to have certain business associates in attendance, but… don’t you think they kind of put a pall on the festivities? Well, considering that carly and jason got married in order to send a message to said guests, it only makes sense that they be here to receive it. You don’t think they detract from the ambiance, though? Oh, please. I think carly and jason could have cared less. I think they were completely oblivious. It’s true. The — the bride and the groom seemed to have eyes for no one but each other. Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ] I am so proud of you. What, for handing off the ring? Yes. For not doing that thing where you pretend you can’t find the ring.

[ Sighs ] That is so lame. Okay, when jason’s the groom and my mom’s the bride, are you kidding me? If it’s gonna make you unhappy to talk to jax right now, don’t do it. I-I’m not even thinking about jax, and he’s gonna have to wait. I have a job to do. Hello, diane. Maxie! Maxie, the ceremony was gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful. Congratulations on a job well done. Oh, no, no, no. Don’t — don’t compliment me just yet. We haven’t even gotten to the reception venue. And on that subject, the deejay has not checked in yet. Could you get on that for me? I’m gonna text you his contact information right now. On it. Bye. [ Chuckles ] If you want to go check on your baby mama before the reception, don’t worry about me. Vincent will make sure I get there safely. Except the novaks do make me worry. It was a lovely ceremony, don’t you think? No doubt about it. They’re legally married now. Which makes them twice as dangerous, in my book. Where are the bride and groom? I thought the receiving line was gonna be here at the church. Mom and jason wouldn’t just take off, would they? Well, they’re clearly not here. So the question is, where’d they go? I can’t believe you came here, no questions asked. What are you talking about? You know I trust you completely. Yeah, it’s the “no questions” part that surprised me. Well, I thought you could use a break from all the pomp and circumstance. And I was very impressed that you made it through the entire ceremony without wanting to bolt. I would never leave you.

You know, there was this moment… …where I looked up and monica was just smiling at me. It was so nice. And my mom had tears in her eyes, and I looked over and josslyn and michael were just grinning from ear to ear. Yeah, I kind of get the whole fuss now. You know, it’s like, it’s not just about you and me, it’s about our friends, our family, just our people, you know? I love the sound of that. Our friends, our family. Our life together. Starting now. Well, don’t let us interrupt. Hey, no fair sneaking up on us. We’re newlyweds, remember? Yeah, we know that. Everyone’s out there waiting for you. That’s why michael and i came to find you. Well, I promised the church secretary that I would clear out of here, so I need to get started. Hmm. Hey, remind me, is it the bride’s job to clean up the dressing room, or does she have people for that? I don’t know if she has people, but she has a maid of honor and a best man, and that sounds like a job for them. Not to mention that the wedding planner is going to have a major breakdown if you deviate from her schedule any longer. Sounds like we’re being kicked out. Yeah, I think so. Okay, all kidding aside, thank you both so much for standing up for us and making this day so special. It was special for us, too. Aww. Love you so much. I’d say welcome to the family, but you’re already a part of it. I’ll take it anyway. I’ll get one, too. Aww.

[ Laughter ] Alright, enough hugs. Get out there. Okay, come on. Okay. Bye. [ Chuckles ] Any guess as to where your daughter and brand-new son-in-law are? No, because my biggest worry was when father reyes asked if anybody was going to object. You really thought someone was gonna do that? You didn’t? Like who? Well, I happen to know that jax is not happy that josslyn’s new stepdad is jason. Hmm, well, glad he realized that the ceremony was not the place to air his objections. Yeah, well, jax isn’t entirely wrong, but, you know, he’s just not taking into account the bond between jason and carly and how much they’re truly committed to one another and to their family, and of course that includes josslyn. Excuse me. Where are the bride and groom? Do you see this schedule on my phone? Every minute of this day is planned. There is no room for jason and carly to go rogue. Uh… oh, here are the newlyweds.

[ Cheers and applause ] And where have you been? We just needed a minute alone. Mm-hmm. Well, you’re here now. Let us congratulate you.

[ Cheers and applause ] I guess we should go join everyone. Gladys, go be with your son. I’ll be along in a moment. You better. What do you think? Should we join everyone? Why not?

Carpe diem. Yes, seize the day. You know, most people forget the rest of that famous quote.

Quam minimum

credula postero. Which means? “Don’t put your trust in tomorrow.” Whoa, epiphany. Hmm? That’s one long hug. Are you kidding me? Jason is the groom. This is the one time that he has to let me hug him.

[ Laughter ] Oh. Listen, congratulations, you two. Thank you, monica. Yes, welcome to the family — again. Well, I, for one, am very glad to have another ally. Well, I can’t wait.

[ Chuckles ] It was a beautiful ceremony. Thank you again for inviting me. Of course. And the handsome groom.

[ Whispering indistinctly ] Mrs. Morgan. I’ll see you at the reception.

[ Coughing ] Hey, you need to get yourself checked out by a doctor. No, I’m fine.

[ Coughs ] Alright, if the doctor says you’re fine, I’ll stop bugging you, but you may have an injury you’re unaware of. Well, maybe I’ll go and see the doctor later. Right now, my focus is on mike. He was in that fire a lot longer than I was. Okay, I know who he is.

Sonny. I’m not delusional. I never said you were. You haven’t been thinking clearly for months. Look, I know there’s no love lost between you and carly, and you may not care how she’s affected by this, but sonny is a father, and his kids have been missing him for almost a year. And that includes josslyn. You remember when you and i were dating, how close you got with her? Well, she’s been missing her stepfather f-for months. That must mean something to you. This has to stop. Nina, you understand that this has to stop, right? I am not gonna keep this secret. Keeping sonny from his kids would just be cruel. Oh, good. Doctor, how is he?

[ Sighs ] How is he? He’s conscious, but he’s inhaled a lot of smoke and he’s suffered some burns.

[ Coughs ] Yeah, yeah. But he’s gonna be okay, right? The doctor said it’s a miracle it’s nothing more serious.

[ Chuckles ] Can I see him? He wants to see you. Okay. Jax: Nina. Don’t do it. Let the doctors deal with him.

[ Groans ] You should really lie back, especially after everything you’ve been through. You okay? Oh, yeah, I’m fine, thanks to you and jax. You know, mike, if you didn’t risk your life to save mine, then I don’t know — my name’s not mike. It’s sonny. You’ve always known that. I remember everything, nina. And I mean everything.

Come on, joss. People are waiting. Oh, I know. I was just thinking, you know, most of my friends don’t believe in marriage, and, you know, that makes complete sense. I mean, mom’s been divorced. My dad’s been divorced. Trina’s parents are divorced. Cam’s mom’s divorced. But I don’t know, just seeing mom and jason be so excited to commit to each other, I just… I find it so refreshing and encouraging. Or am I just being hopelessly naive?

[ Chuckles ] I would use a lot of words to describe you, josslyn, but naive is not one of them. Well, you know, the whole notion that everybody just gets one great love in their life — I mean, if that was the case, I-I already had oscar, so does that mean I’m just gonna be alone for the next 60 years? Is that what the universe wants? Josslyn, I can’t imagine any universe would want you to be alone for the rest of your life. Well, what about you and willow? I mean, I know the first time you guys got married, it was to secure custody of wiley, but, I mean, would you guys get married again? But this time because you’re in love? Well, I don’t — look, I don’t wanna get ahead of things, but yeah, it’s definitely a possibility. This is such a happy day. Alright, alright, let’s get out there. We don’t want to miss what happens next. Okay, okay. Vincent, I-I know you said to go ahead without you, but you can ask around, patience isn’t exactly my strong suit. Um, and I-I just don’t want you to miss anything. I’m sorry, gladys, but something’s come up. I have some business to attend to. It can’t wait? I was really looking forward to dancing with you. If I can wrap it up quickly, I’d be happy to dance with you.

[ Sighs ] Mom? Brando. Everything okay? Can you make sure that your mother has a good time at the reception? I have to sort out some business. I’ll join you if I can. I’m gonna hold you to that. Come on. Let’s join everyone. From what I hear, the reception should be a real blowout. Guests are all happy. The bride and groom are smiling. Nice job, wedding planner maxie. You can relax for a little bit now. A wedding planner’s job is not done until the last tuna tartare has been eaten and the final dance is over. But still, I have to wonder why jax was calling me. I mean, he never calls me, and he knows I’m at a wedding. Granted, it’s not a wedding he’s very happy about, but still, it’s carly and jason’s big day.

[ Laughter ] It was one thing to hear the truth about mike — sonny. It was another to see it for myself. That man in there with mike’s face is someone different. Kind and appreciative, but a whole different energy. Yeah, you just met sonny corinthos. And nina knew who he was the entire time? Unfortunately, yes, she did. I can see it in your eyes. They’re different now. It took a near-death experience to remind me who I was before I washed up in nixon falls. Well, the good news is, I don’t have to lie anymore. We can start from scratch. You know, knowing who you were before and knowing the kind of connection that we made together. Do you really believe that? Listen, t-the name “mike” may be false, but the way we feel about each other is real. Why did you do it? Well, if you remember everything — your memories as sonny but also your memories as mike — then you already know the answer. Okay. You have your bubble makers ready? Yes, ma’am. Bubble makers? Locked and loaded! Perfect. Here you go. Thank you. Okay, people. It’s time for bubbles.

[ Laughter ] Hey. You guys better head to the reception, ’cause if not, you’re gonna be drowning in bubbles.

[ Laughs ]

[ Cheering ]

[ Crowd awws ]

[ Car door closes ] Now that we’re alone, not to mention away from gladys, we can speak freely. I know you have questions. This plan — is it cyrus renault’s idea? Renault’s in maximum security, and that’s not changing. Cyrus is right about one thing. The world is about to be a better place without jason and carly in it. Whew. We did it. And despite a church full of quartermaines and corinthos and business associates, lightning didn’t even strike the steeple. Okay, let’s not get overconfident.

[ Laughs ] We still have a whole reception to make it through. I’m not worried. I’m not worried. We deserve our happy ending and we’re gonna get it or die trying.

No. Hello? Yeah, okay. I understand. Yeah, I’ll see you soon. Let me guess. G.H. Needs you? Aw. Save me a piece of cake? Yeah, you got it. You don’t approve of maxie’s date? Dr. Austin gatlin-holt? I barely know the man.

[ Laughs ] I highly doubt that. Okay, I barely know the man personally. I am well-acquainted with his data, history, and online presence. You did a deep dive. For good reason. He’s challenging edward’s will and he wants a piece of elq. Who’s representing him? Scott baldwin, I believe. I wonder why no one reached out to me. I did the probate for edward’s will. I know all of the provisions. What say you and I go and get to know dr. Gatlin-holt a little bit better? Oh, by all means. You know, if you’ll excuse the observation, he does appear to be hovering a little close to maxie. Perhaps you could give her a break. I’m sure she would be most grateful. As would I.

[ Laughs ] You had it? Dr. Austin gatlin-holt, I presume. Hello. Hi. Hi. We haven’t met. I’m diane miller. Oh, pleasure. You’re a quartermaine. They’re just coming out of the woodwork. Come, tell me things about yourself. Alright. Excuse me. Okay. Did you ask diane to do that? Well, I just thought you might want a moment alone to pass along the instructions for the deejay. Oh, right. Did he get back to you? Wasn’t it sweet of vincent to promise to meet me at the reception? That’s not exactly what I heard, but maybe if we’re lucky, novak’s business will keep him busy all night. I hope fatherhood teaches you to be more trusting of people. Not everyone is out for number one. How am I supposed to know your reasons for keeping my true identity a secret? I want you to think back to earlier today, when phyllis and I, we were trapped in that fire. You told me that you love me, and that gave me the strength to fight for my life and survive that fire. Doesn’t — doesn’t that prove to you that what we have is real? I can’t d– I cannot do it. I got to go see my wife and kids. No, listen, listen. If you leave here, I want you to know something. That I honestly — I honestly love you. Don’t say that. So, when we were in the receiving line, mrs. Wu whispered something to you. What did she say? She was, uh, confirming something I already knew. Our little wedding surprise should be happening at any moment. Oh, right. That idiot gladys stole my pocket square. Relax. The device has been planted. Mr. And mrs. Morgan’s love story is about to come to a brief and violent end.

[ Beeping ] Okay, driver, step on it. We can’t wait to go celebrate with our family and friends.

[ Engine starts ]

[ Explosion ]

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Hmm. Are you sure about this? Wait. No, no. I don’t — I don’t mean the wedding. I’ve rarely seen you so certain about anything. No, I’m referring to the… other matter. I’m sure. Then let fate take its course.

[ Sighs ] You look so handsome. Well… the bride is a very lucky woman. I think — I think I’m the lucky one. Oh, we disagree. That’s good. I mean, what’s a quartermaine wedding without a little conflict? That is true. That is true. So, you nervous?

[ Chuckles ] Who am I talking to? Of course you’re not nervous. I’m glad you’re here. You’re my son. Where else would I be? Oh.

[ Door opens ] Oh, you’re dazzling. Carly: [ Laughs ] Jason won’t know what hit him. You’re gonna take his breath away. Not that you will be able to tell. Oh, yes, I will.

[ Laughs ] Oh, that’s true. If anyone can read what jason’s feeling, it’s you. He can read me, too. So, no bridal jitters? No second thoughts? Nope. Because I happen to know you disappeared for a couple of hours this morning. I thought you might have a case of cold feet. No. I was feeling nostalgic. You know, I was remembering how jason and i first met and everything we’ve been through. Jason tracked me down, and we had a long talk. Oh, well, good. You can actually get jason to talk. Yes. If that’s not true love, I don’t know what is. Oh, true.

[ Laughs ] Well, I was late for the makeup artist, but josslyn helped me pull everything together. So how did I get such an amazing daughter? Circle of life. One day, they come into town, hell bent on destroying you, and then all of a sudden, you blink, and they don’t need you anymore. That’s not true. I’m always gonna need you. Oh. Josslyn: Alright. Well, maxie asked to deliver these, but I made her let me.

[ Laughs ] Are you ready? Okay. What do you think?

[ Sighs ] You are one beautiful bride. What grandma said.

[ Chuckles ] Hey! Maybe it’s time for a digital detox. Well, I was just waiting for you. Josslyn told me that your mom was in an accident. Is she okay? What happened? Thankfully, yes. I don’t want to get into it now, but let’s just say it’s been quite a day. Well, I’m happy to hear that she’s alright. Well, I’m also happy that you’re here. Joss has been so busy with her maid-of-honor duties, I’ve been at major risk of boredom. And now that I’m here? Well, it’s time to have some fun! Or we can be bored together. Sounds like a plan. Yeah. Stop shooting austin the evil eye. How else am I supposed to put a curse on him? Don’t you think a curse is a little extreme? The man is implying that there’s something wrong with my child. Who the hell does he think he is? A doctor? Okay, I need to go check on the bride. Can I trust you to be on your own for 10 minutes? I hope so, but realistically, there’s probably one or two people left in port charles that I have not yet unsettled. Hmm. What is olivia miffed at you about, anyway? She usually stays out of elq business. How do you know that? Because olivia often says, “elq? None of my business!” Yeah, that’s probably a pretty good clue. Olivia’s not upset at austin the quartermaine. She’s upset at austin the doctor. Oh, so this has to do with whatever you and ned were talking about after you found leo. Here’s what I’ll say — I can hardly blame olivia for being defensive. She just cares about her kid. Yeah, of course she does. So do I. Well, put your feet up, and I’ll bring you a slice of cake. Alright. You and the baby take it easy. I’ll see you soon. Bye. Vincent, you remember my son, brando, don’t you? Of course. A pleasure to see you again, brando. Mr. Novak. Wasn’t it kind of mr. Novak to bring me as a guest to my dear departed cousin’s widow’s wedding? Oh, my lord. What would sonny make of his wife moving on so soon after meeting his maker?

[ Nina coughing ] Nina, stop! I am not gonna let you go back in there. It’s too dangerous. Mike is still in there! We have to help him! Mike! Listen to him, nina! Listen to him! Stop! Stop! Mike! Stop! Please! Mike! Mike!

[ Wood creaking ]

[ Coughs ]

I’m so happy for you and carly. Yeah, we’re happy, too. Are you? Good? Good. I’m glad to hear it. When carly first approached me about marrying you, she seemed full of substantial misgivings. Yeah, she was afraid our marriage would ruin our friendship. It’s a little deeper than that. She was afraid that marrying you would be the first step toward her losing you, and I told her that was patently absurd. You did? Well, of course. With all the stunts that carly has pulled, all the plans that have gone wrong, all the messes that you have gotten her out of… if she hasn’t lost you by now, she never will. Oh, I’m sure mr. Novak has gotten to know sonny rather well over the years. Isn’t that right, sir? As well as one can know a respected colleague. Certainly well enough to know what was most important to sonny. The late mr. Corinthos always said there was nothing more important than family. Mm-hmm. And then wouldn’t you agree, mr. Novak, that he would want the two people he was closest to to find happiness with each other? Your son makes an excellent point. My boy is so loyal. Sonny valued that. I couldn’t place you when I saw you earlier, brando, with your lovely lady at the metro court, and then it occurred to me — cyrus renault’s driver. Isn’t that right? That is right, sir. I heard what renault did to you and your enchanting mother. An unscrupulous man. No honor. Well, then, you should also remember, mr. Novak, that if it hadn’t been for carly, cyrus would have killed both me and my enchanting mother. Don’t give carly all the credit. Jason deserves his share, as well. Jason? Renault was still trying to force carly to hand you over when jason came back at the risk of his own freedom. If he hadn’t had shot renault when he did, who knows what would have happened? True. Cyrus was a difficult man, as I’m sure you know. By the way, brando, if you’re looking for work, the novak organization appreciates dedicated men. That’s very generous, vincent. Well, considering we both barely escaped cyrus renault with our lives, I think it best if my dear mother and i steer clear of any association with my former line of work. I hope you understand, mr. Novak. Olivia: [ Sighs ] I’m just saying you went from zero to 60 with austin. And with good reason. Let us not forget that this guy was willing to take advantage of poor, sweet, innocent chase to his own ends. I mean, chase was practically dead. He could barely walk. His heart was broken into a million little pieces. Dr. Nice guy over here, he manipulates him into using his position as a guest in our home to dig through edward’s papers. That’s true. I know. But this isn’t about elq. And what if this little game that he’s playing with leo is — is just about jockeying for position in elq, huh? T-trying to ingratiate himself. Why would I take it on faith that this guy of all people does not have a hidden agenda? You shouldn’t, but you should also leave room for the possibility that he may be on to something. He’s not the only doctor in the sea. No, he’s not. But leo has a connection with him, and that should count for something.

[ Sighs ] Wow. That is quite a dress. Yeah, well, I don’t think anybody’s going to be looking at me. All eyes will be on the bride. Well, I’m not too sure about that because whenever you walk into a room, I find it almost impossible to look at anyone else. It’s almost showtime. Shouldn’t you be getting ready? Uh, what’s there to prepare? I mean, I just stand next to jason and he does all the work. Besides, after months of having to steal time with you, I don’t want to be rushed. Well, if I have my way, we have a lifetime ahead of us. Michael… do — do you really want to talk right now? I just — I want to make sure that you’re okay. About? I know that you’re happy for your mom, but you’ve got to be thinking of your father right now.

[ Chuckles ] Wow. You really do know me inside out, don’t you? I’ve been paying attention. Yeah, yeah. My dad has been on my mind a lot. But right now, I don’t — I don’t feel sad. I… actually, I… I don’t know. I feel like he’s with us. Nina: Go! We need to move you away from this area and get you to the clinic. No, I’m not going until I know mike is safe. I’m a nurse at the clinic. I’ll keep an eye on —

[ Coughs ] I’ll keep an eye on her. Ma’am, you don’t sound too good. Okay, we will move, but we want to stay close until we know our friend is safe. Fine. Fine. Just please follow me. Come on, let’s go. Let’s go. Let’s go.

[ Coughing ] I know you. Thank you… for loving me and always standing beside me. Always. And forever.

[ Footsteps approach ] Maxie: Okay. Josslyn, where’s the bouquet? I trusted you with it. You better not have lost it. Okay, wait, it’s right here. Oh, okay, good. Oh, the bride is a vision, the groom is dashing, and the chapel is full of love. Let’s get this show on the road. Really blew that. Ma, I told you I’m only pursuing legitimate business ventures now.

[ Scoffs ] You call stripping a legit business venture? I call that a paying job. Well, there are jobs that pay better. Okay, ma, stop. Look. First, you send carly and jason to try and hire me, and now novak? You of all people know what that world is like. Or do I need to remind you of the bullet wound you have to show for it? I’m just trying to set you up for success. You claim you want to move in with sasha and support her and your child? This is your chance. Vincent is clearly interested, and he’s a man with influence. I promised sasha that I would stay away from novak’s kind of influence.

[ Sighs ] Well, where is sasha, by the way? Her ob appointment didn’t go as smoothly as we hoped. Her blood pressure was a little elevated, so the doctor decided to place her on bed rest.

[ Gasps ] Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Is the baby alright? Yeah, sasha and the baby are both fine. It’s just a precautionary measure to protect them both. Well, if there’s anything I can do… actually, there is. If you really are concerned about sasha’s blood pressure, then stop trying to get me a job in organized crime.

[ Sighs ] Buscema: Is it set? So there’s been no deviation from the plan? Let’s just say it will be a wedding to remember. Alright, let’s see if I’ve got this straight. The rather heavyset gentlemen — that’s vincent novak. The other gentleman is charles buscema. The very elegant woman is ms. Wu. I believe so. You believe so? You have hacked into every device they own, downloaded all their secrets. I can neither confirm nor deny. Right. Well, now that we’ve established a plausible level of deniability, let’s just you and I sit back and watch the two people I never thought would get married. I have to agree. I was surprised when I first heard of jason and carly wedding, but now, it seems inevitable. Oh. Don’t count your chickens. Looks like the groom’s mother is going to make one last attempt to talk him out of it.

[ Chuckles ] I noticed your lawyer is here. I wonder if she brought along a prenup for you two to sign. Oh, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I should never have asked that. Look, I know it’s always gonna be not easy for you and carly, but she said you did show up and — and offer us your blessing, and that meant a lot to her. I would do anything for you, and you and carly seem genuinely happy. We are. And I noticed you’re also very magnanimous. You invited your brand-new cousin. Actually, I didn’T. You clean up nice. Dr. Quartermaine. Epiphany, good to see you. You know, carly is the most obstinate, high-maintenance woman that I’ve ever known. But the two of you together — it works. You deserve happiness, especially you, jason. You were always kind to my son, and you always had my back. You’ve always been good to me. Even when I shouldn’t have been. I’m not referring to anything specific here. Oh, I’m not listening. Mm-hmm. I’ll always have your back. And I know you’ll always shoot straight with me. Always. Good luck. With that bride of yours, you’re gonna need it.

[ Laughs ] Mr. Novak. Mr. Morgan. I heard there was another dustup with my nephew joey. Yeah, your nephew crashed my bachelor party. That boy is out of control, which is why I got him a one-way ticket to gdansk. I offer my sincere regrets if any offense was taken. That almost sounded like an apology.

[ Chuckles ] It almost was. Well, these things have a way of working themselves out. You can be sure of that. Maxie: Excuse me. Hi, everyone. If we could please be seated, the ceremony is about to begin.

[ Pachelbel’s “canon in ‘d’ major” plays ]

[ Wagner’s “bridal chorus” plays ]

[ Coughing ] Hey, you should let the paramedics check you out. What the hell happened in there? Who tied you up?

[ Coughing ] I’m told by my team there’s at least one person trapped inside. Yes, he’s in there! He pushed me out of the way when the ceiling collapsed, but he’s pinned under one of the beams! Other than the front two windows, what other entry points does the building have?

[ Coughing ] There’s a delivery entrance. Uh, y-you go and you turn left, that’ll get you to the barroom. It’s a little smoky in there, but it was clear enough when I got her out. Go! Any idea how the fire started? It was [Clears throat] Deliberately. An investigator will follow up. What’s the name of your friend? His name is… sonny, but he answers to “mike.” Please, you gotta help me. Please…come back.

[ Wagner’s “bridal chorus” plays ] Wait! Who are you? Come back!

Celebrate the wedding of caroline, known to her beloved as carly, and jason. The bride and groom are longtime friends, so rather than bearing witness to a new love, we gather here to affirm the latest chapter in their lives together. We will open with a reading from carly’s daughter, miss josslyn jacks.

[ Clears throat ] “Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companions of the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before you. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your togetherness, and may your days be good and long upon the earth.”

[ Groans, sighs ] Mike: On your feet.

[ Grunting ] Who are you?

[ Laughs ] I think you already know, son. Yeah, I remember you. Yeah, of course you do. Who could forget a face like this?

[ Chuckles ] You helped me when I washed up… uh-huh. …And you gave me your jacket. Uh-huh. Good, good. That’s a good first step. So what — what else do you recall? It seemed like time stopped. Seemed? Well, it did. I mean — my watch. Yeah, yeah, I tell you, did you ever manage to get that, uh, working again? Yeah, I did. But I let the watch go. Uh-huh. Well, you let go of a lot. Yeah. What would lenny say about leaving loved ones behind? You know lenny? No, never met him. I don’t understand. You were in a bad way. I made sure you got to somewhere where I knew you’d be safe — to a brother in arms. I owe you a lot, you and lenny. You helped me survive and… come to nixon falls. Lenny was the reason — one of the reasons… …why I settled down here. Yeah, and t-that — and that’s beautiful.

[ Clears throat ] But it’s time to go home now. My team and I are doing everything we can to rescue your friend, but I’m sorry to say, the building’s likely a total loss.

[ Sobs ] We’ll keep you posted.

[ Indistinct conversations ] I am so sorry. This is my fault. It’s — it’s my fault. If I hadn’t lied to everybody, the tan-o wouldn’t be up in smoke and mike wouldn’t be inside. It hurts to lose the tan-o, but it’s brick and mortar. As for the lies, that discussion can wait. What matters is saving a man we both care about. Officer: Who owns the property? I do. The fire captain informed me that the fire was started intentionally. Can you tell me who may have wanted to torch the place? I can tell you exactly who set the fire. His name is peter august, and he is a wanted man.

[ Coughs ] The man showed up a couple days ago, calling himself peter sinclair. Peter august did this? When maxie came to visit me, peter followed her here, and then when he confronted me about where maxie was keeping the baby, he ran into sonny, and — and then peter used that information to blackmail me into helping him. So you knew that peter was out there stalking maxie, searching for their baby, and you didn’t tell anyone? For how long, nina? How long did you allow peter to operate unchecked? It wasn’t like that. You could have died! Phyllis, too! And all to keep sonny’s identity a secret? No, see, peter was threatening to kidnap james, and you know as well as I do that, as far as peter’s concerned, maxie’s other children are expendable. Yeah, all the more reason you should’ve let go of sonny! I was gonna do that exact thing, but I had another out — at least I thought I did. Who? Valentin? No. I sent peter off on a false lead. Aunt liesl was supposed to ambush him, get rid of him. You’re joking. You conspired with obrecht? Well, I didn’t ask her for details. I just knew that when she got done with peter, he would never hurt anyone ever again. Yeah, but how’d that work out? Yeah, it worked out great, thank you, the fire and the almost dying! I’m really proud of what I’ve accomplished, jax. Thanks for pointing that out. It really helps.

[ Police radio chatter ] Peter, he alluded to the fact that something happened to aunt liesl. Do you know anything about that, jax?

[ Sobbing ] Because… if I lose one more person that I love because of my actions… …I won’t be able to forgive myself. I now invite the bride and groom to share their vows with one another. Carly, um… we, uh — we know each other. We accept each other. We trust each other. There’s nobody I’d rather build a life and a future with. So this — your hand in mine — …starts the rest of our lives. Together. Nixon falls is my home. Uh-huh. The tan-o, my friends, nina. I’m happy here. I got everything I need. Yeah, I-I — I-I know something about, uh, you know, embracing life and love… yeah. …You know, after the slate’s been wiped clean. You know, I found that it’s possible t-t-to make new memories, you know, and — and, uh, find happiness, you know, [Laughing] Without all that baggage from the past. See, this guy gets it. First time I don’t have to justify my decisions to anyone, right? But another thing I’ve learned — you can’t turn away from your past, you know, your past, who you are. Not really. It’s working for me. You can’t turn away from who you are, and the past will always come to find you. And what if I don’t want to be found? I know, son. You like your life in — in nixon falls. Damn straight I do. Yeah. And you love being mike. Yeah. But there’s only one problem with that. Mike is dead.

obviously, I made terrible mistakes, but I’ve had my reasons, and I’m doing my damnedest to fix them now. Well, I just hope it’s not too late, because peter is still out there and that puts everyone we care about — pretty much everyone we know — in danger. Assigning blame, jax, doesn’t help anyone. Well, you’re right. Only one thing will work — getting the word out. Excuse me.

[ Coughs ]

[ Police radio chatter ] Phyllis. I know waiting for m– sonny, it’s — it’s torturous. Do you need anything? Do you want me to call a paramedic for you? It’s not me I’m worried about. Listen to yourself. Even now, you can’t decide what you want to call him. W-w-when… if — when he comes out, I am gonna tell him the truth. And if he doesn’t make it? No, I can’t think about that! You have to. Nina, if sonny dies in there, which man will you mourn? We were able to breach the building. What? D-did you find him? Unfortunately, the hallway was completely engulfed. There’s no way to reach the barroom. Exactly what does that mean? I don’t know why you’re pushing me like this. I — I’m — I’m — look, my life is good here. I’m fine.

[ Chuckles ] You can’t be fine until you know your past — you know who you are — and embrace it. Okay, and then once you — once you know “the facts,” you can move forward in any direction you choose, but you need to know. Close your eyes. Do you trust me? Goodbye, detective.

Right now, all I can think about

is how wrong it is

that you’re gone.

No more running, julian.

It ends right now.

[ Gunshot ] What the hell was that?

[ Chuckles ] Your past. Your life. And I’m supposed to embrace that guy, whoever I was — so much hurt, so much death because of me? You were also generous, you know, and — and — and — and loyal, and — and — at times, even heroic. I didn’t see a hero.

[ Laughs ] Well, uh… you will. Despite your flaws and your sins, you were — you were pretty damn proud of who you were. There’s no way I should have been. Yes. Yeah, you — you made some mistakes. Uh, no, I think they’re called crimes. I killed people. You did what you did to protect your family. Well, if my family were targeted because of me, then they’re better off without me. That is not for me to say, and it’s not for you to say, either. Those painful memories, they’re just part of your story. Why do you stop looking for the rest of the picture? Because I’ve already seen my past, and I don’t want this part of myself. So you — you think that the man you were has nothing to do with the man you think you are now? Hmm? How did “nixon falls mike” sniff out that con artist? How did he hustle the poker game or handle a gun with ease? The best parts of that mike, they come from who you really are. The protector, the friend come from who you really are. You said you know something about this. Yeah, something. What would you do? Ah, well, given the choice… …I would always choose to remember. I’d fight for everything I was.

[ Angelic music plays ] Jason, my dearest friend. When I met you years ago, playing pool at jake’s, there was an instant connection. And I couldn’t describe it then, and I still can’T. What I do know — this isn’t chance. This is a choice. And I choose to stand by you for the rest of our lives. My determination isn’t as quiet as yours, but it’s just as fierce. I cherish our past. I can’t wait to step into our future together.

The structure’s unsound. The back hallway is impassable. There’s no way to reach the barroom. No, my friend is in there. You have to get him out. I’m sorry, but we’re doing the best we can. There’s no way to reach him. Come on, pick up. Pick up. Carly and jason will light a remembrance candle, honoring those loved ones who cannot be here in body but are with us in spirit.

[ Cellphone vibrating ]

[ Sighs ] You may have found love in nixon falls, but you found it as someone else — as mike. Are you — are you saying the love I have’s not real? No, no, of course it’s real. But there’s real love in the world you chose to — to forget. A love that you had — you have for others, and then the love others have for you. Are you still willing to turn your back on what’s right in front of you? It’s up to you. Okay? Which home do you want to go to? You can die as mike, or you can live as the man you really are. Is she part of that life? The best and the brightest. Father reyes: This candle burns in memory of those we have loved and lost. Sonny: You’re my wife,

you’re my partner,

you’re the mother

of my children,

and I love you

and I always will.

I love you, too.

[ Fire roaring ] Carly!

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look, willow has made it clear that she wants no part of my life unless I truly change, and so that’s what I’m trying to do, so I can be a part of her life and my grandson’s life — w-w-wait. I think you have it all wrong. We are not here to accuse you. We actually need your help.

[ Sighs ] Does this have to do with shiloh? Shiloh… and drew cain.

[ Groaning ] Russel: How we feeling? Never better. You know, the beatings will stop once the escape attempts do.

[ Sighs ] I’m just trying to figure out where the hell I am. Paradise. You see? People say you have no sense of humor. I’ve been listening to the guards. And? And a lot of them speak greek to each other. Is this about the cassadines? Is that who your big boss is? Hey, there, hot stuff. Where are you headed so dolled up? Right. I forgot. Today’s the day. Michael: Jason. Hey. You’re early. Yeah, yeah, I figured the best man should be. You’re looking sharp, all ready to go. Yeah, I’ve been — I’ve been ready for a long time. Jason: Okay, so, if we —

if we get married,

it’s gonna be real.

You don’t

have to be afraid.

You’re not gonna be

in this alone.

[ Chuckling ]

This is happening?

Do you need to hear it?

I do.

I do.

You do.

[ Sighs ]


…will you marry me?

With all my heart.

[ Exhales deeply ]

[ Muffled shouting ] What the hell? Nina!

[ Shouting continues ] Nina! Nina! Nina, you there?

[ Muffled sobs ] Answer me! Are you there?! Nina!

Nothing says wedded bliss likean army of security out front. Ah, it’s the third rule of a corinthos or corinthos-related wedding — don’t skimp on the bodyguards. Honey, we got frisked in the parking lot. Alright, so maybe it was a little bit over the top. Just be glad the kids weren’t invited. Can you imagine what leo would have made out of that? Speaking of… what are you doing? I’m just gonna check in at home. What do you think’s happening?

[ Laughs ] Leo and rocco are running brook lynn and two nannies ragged. I just want to make sure there isn’t any trouble. With leo? Why would you think that? Look, um, I don’t mean to pry, but — when has that ever stopped you? It seems like this wedding might be really hard for you, and I’m sorry. I’ve been on the outside looking in on someone else’s happiness, and it’s the worst. Yeah, it’s not ideal.

[ Chuckles ] I finally found the guy, and turns out the guy is eternally taken. Oh, well. You gotta keep going, right? Yeah, you do, and hopefully one day not too far off from now, it is a little less painful. Well, you know what would make this day astronomically more bearable? Vodka. That, and my mother plotting jason’s murder.

[ Scoffs ] Inappropriate? Yes, absolutely. But it would mean that she was here and I could stop worrying about her. Still no word, huh?

[ Sighs ] No. And I know that if anyone can survive whatever the hell is happening, it’s my mom. But, I mean, she is human. And I just keep thinking, what if this is the one challenge that liesl obrecht can’t finagle her way through? I totally get it. I’m worried about liesl, too. But then I remember all of the crazy things she’s been through and lived to tell the tale. So, no matter what it looks like, the odds are actually in her favor. Oh, wish me luck. There’s my date. Your what? Terry: Ready to go? I want to dance with somebody. I can’t believe I’m about to do this. What, have some fun? Lots of things are fun. Like going back to my house and opening up a bottle of wine and watching a movie. Your pick. This can’t be the same biz that used to drag me to raves in high school. Yeah, three kids ago.

[ Scoffs ] You need to cut loose. And pitching a tent with your quasi brother-in-law is not the release that you need. Mm, tell me about it. Okay, that’s it. What exactly happened on that camping trip? You know what’s crazy? What’s that? This is something I wanted when I was a kid, but I couldn’t, you know, fully let myself want, because that’d mean no sonny, and I love my dad. I mean, we all did. Yeah, but at the same time, I knew there was something amazing and unbreakable between you and my mom. I’m just — like, I’m really happy for you guys. And I’m happy for myself. Is that — is that selfish? Uh, no, because, um… you know, when you think about it, you were the first significant thing your mother and I shared. You were the only child I was able to raise as an infant. And the fact that carly and I are here today is in large part because of you. How’s it going? Hey. Great! Come in, come in. Except I’m a little lonely in here. Oh, no, I thought the makeup artist did a great job, but you don’t like it. Is something wrong with it? Your makeup’s perfect. You are perfect. Oh, josslyn, stop. I’m not even dressed yet, honey. Mom, it doesn’t matter. I mean, you could walk down the aisle in that bathrobe and you’d still be the most beautiful bride I’ve ever seen. Oh, gosh. Well, if I need an ego boost, I know who to call. [ Laughs ] Mom, I’m serious. Something is different. I mean, it’s like you’re glowing from the inside out. And I’m so relieved. You’re relieved? I knew that marrying jason was something you wanted, but…I don’t know, I just kind of got the feeling that something was holding you back. Because it was. Nina!

[ Muffled shouting ] Nina! Ni– don’t!

I don’t know, I-I think you’re giving me a little too much credit. I don’t know, it’s true. I mean, your mom and I, you know, liked each other before you came along, but with this, you know, friendship, whatever — whatever you want to call it. But it was you — it was you being born, taking care of you, being in it together for you that showed us the way to love each other. Mm. Well, in that case, you’re welcome. Yeah.

[ Laughs ] And I know — I know I’ve said this before, but…

[ Sighs ] …Today of all days, I-I need to say it again. It was truly… one of the greatest joys and privileges of my life to raise you for that year. Just to watch you grow up, to be a part of your life. I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you’re gonna be standing next to me today. When you marry my mom.

[ Chuckling ] You’re marrying my mom. That’s the plan.

[ Sighs ] It means so much to me, too. Hi. Hi. Hi. Sorry to keep you waiting. You look great. Thank you. So do you. Thanks. Dr. Westbourne, we’re going to a quartermaine affair and all of the hospital bigwigs are going to be there, so I’m assuming we’ll see you, too? You know, I wasn’t able to get away. Have fun. I know this one. I said something wrong. It was just a camping trip. Oh, sure it was. You know I’ll get it out of you eventually, after I get your opinion on this bartender at the club tonight. I think he’s totally into me.

[ Laughing ] Oh! Excuse me. Hi. You guys going out tonight? That was the plan. Okay, well, I’m sure you know britt’s mother is missing and jason’s wedding is in her face every five seconds. That’s her ex. Oh, i did say something wrong. I know she’s not your favorite person, but maybe…I don’t know, she’s your co-worker, you guys! You should have her go out with you. Um… yeah, don’t you think that’d be a little transparent? Like you said, we’re hardly friends. So be subtle about it. She could use the distraction. It would take her mind off of things. This is a place of healing, isn’t it? This is your chance to heal. I got in my head a little bit. In your head how? I kept thinking about all the challenges. You know, like, uh, is this too soon? What about the business? Is this gonna change my relationship with jason? Well, of course it would change it, but in all the best ways, right? Right. I was looking for a guarantee to make me feel better, but we know life has no guarantees. So once I let that go… you were free. Free! Free to be happy and live in the moment and be at peace. I mean, 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. Yeah. And together, jason and i can handle anything. What are you doing?! There’s a fire in the entrance. You can’t get through there. I think nina’s in there. You can’t smash the window. There could be a backdraft. There’s got to be another way in. There’s a delivery entrance. Let’s go! Maybe drew’s out there, maybe he’s not, but we’ll never know without having more to go on. Our leads are thin at best. Which is why you’ve come to harmony. Dante: 10 years ago, peter handed drew over to kidnappers, and we know he didn’t do that alone. But we think shiloh helped him. Okay. And then more recently, peter sabotaged drew’s plane to go down. We don’t think shiloh had anything to do with that. But maybe someone he knew did. Oh. I get it. Someone like me. Whoever your boss is, you got to realize that they have more use for me than they do for you. Is that so? Well, why else am I still alive? A question I ask myself every day. Look, they’re keeping me on ice for a reason.

[ Sighs ]

[ Groaning ] Aah! What was that for? So you wouldn’t try to jump me like you’ve done the last three times. You know…

[ Groans ] You pride yourself on how intimidating this place is, but believe me, kandahar was way worse. And that’s how I know. Know what?

[ Grunts ] I’ve been grabbed by true believers. And you’re not one of them. The only gleam that you’ve got in your eye is for money. And lucky for you, I got a lot of that.

[ Groaning ] We’ve been through this. And yet it’s still not computing. Well, maybe I’m just not interested in money. Which doesn’t make any sense. This is not a military installation. You’re not a terrorist. You don’t live and die by your cause. You’re a mercenary, which means you have no loyalty to anything except for your bank account. And you can make that account bigger, is that it? I’m telling you, I can pay you whatever they’re paying you to keep me here, and I can pay you a whole lot more if you get me home. So, from a financial perspective, which is the only perspective that you care about, you are far better served to work with me than against me. Are you suggesting that I had something to do with the disappearance of your ex-husband? I don’t think that’s what sam meant. We know you were in custody at the time. Harmony, you’re a capable woman. You can orchestrate anything behind bars. If I was so capable, would I be making rent cleaning up after ryan chamberlain? Well, then tell me you had nothing to do with it. Visiting hours are wrapping up. So I suggest you get a move on. Gracious greetings on this momentous occasion. Hey, spinelli. You ready? I am. You know, carly is one of the first people I met through you, and… I had to work hard to win her over. Oh, I remember. Yeah, b-but… I’ve always been in awe of your friendship. You know, so… so pure and unwavering. And it’s funny — it never, never occurred to me that you’d wind up together. But now that you have, I can’t imagine it any other way. Thank you. Neither can I. So, austin-wannabe-quartermaine is talking to you about leo? Yes, he suggested that leo might benefit from seeing a specialist. What kind of specialist? Someone that could help him communicate better. Uh…

[ Scoffs ] My son communicates just fine. I understand him perfectly. Don’t you? I do. I do. I think I do. Okay, then what’s the problem exactly? Well, it’s not a problem per se — don’t — don’t — don’t “per se” me. What? Okay, it’s just something that austin thought that we might want to follow up on. Well, then he’s making a federal case out of nothing. The same guy, mind you, who was trying to weasel his way into our family and use poor, innocent chase to do it. I got the impression that austin was genuinely concerned. Well, then, he’s overreacting. Leo cut his finger. End of story. He’s overreacting. And what if he’s not? Um, so, what is it? What’s what? I can tell you want to ask me something. How do you do that? It’s a mom thing. So, what is it? I just don’t know if it’s an appropriate time to bring it up. There’s no inappropriate between us. You can ask me anything at any time. Well, when you said that thing about worrying if it was too soon to get married… it made you think about sonny. Are you thinking about him, too? I always think about sonny. He’s always with me. But… today I’m marrying jason, and he’s my best friend, and I love him, and I’m so proud that I get to say my vows with you standing beside me. I can’t wait. Yeah? Alright, then let’s get me ready to get hitched. Oh, wait! Not before I give you this. Nina! Phyllis, can you hear me? Wake up! Phyllis! You can’t leave me like this.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You have a lot of confidence for a guy in a cell. Must be the navy seal in me.

[ Groans ] Why didn’t you take me out? ‘Cause I would have got halfway down the corridor and then humpty and dumpty would have built their brick wall. It’s hector and dmitri. Yeah, same thing. Look… my ribs hurt enough already. Okay? The only car that’s available is already gone. The “great escape” is not my ticket out of here. But I am. You help me, and I will help you in return. You have no money to bribe me with. You’re dead, remember? Dead men don’t have bank accounts. I’m not gonna be dead for much longer. Hey. You hungry? ‘Cause there’s an eisenhower-era cupcake in that vending machine over there, and I’ll rock-paper-scissors you for it right now. I totally screwed that up, didn’t I? Going straight for harmony like that. So stupid. Don’t be so hard on yourself. S-so, I didn’t screw it up? Well, I wouldn’t go that far. Look, hey, it’s not easy — I get it — breathing the same air as that woman. Yeah, my mom seems to be doing a good job at it, though. Well, in her defense, it’s either harmony or probably a serial killer or something. Stop.

[ Chuckles ] For what it’s worth, I really don’t think that sam believes you had anything to do with drew’s disappearance. Yeah, well, she could have fooled me. She’s reliving the trauma. And I know that’s difficult. I even know that I deserve her scrutiny. It’s just… I just — I meant what I said when I — when I said I’m really just trying to turn my life around. You know, I go to bed every night and I hope that tomorrow is the day I’m going to wake up and not be reminded of my past or the crimes I committed in the name of shiloh or the people that I hurt. That day is yet to come, but — but you still go to bed with some hope, right? Because the minute we stop doing that, we become that criminal or that disease. And it’s never gonna change. Maxie, can I stop you for a second? Just a quick question. Are there any other fraught social situations that I get to look forward to before the wedding begins? Because I don’t want to miss another opportunity to offend someone else today. Okay, well, I think it’s too late to make a first impression with the core quartermaines. Right. That ship has sailed. Yeah. Um… I wouldn’t ask jason about his line of work. Okay. Oh, or how he met carly. Right. Or, you know what? Just don’t talk to him at all. I’ll say congratulations. Perfect. Awesome. Um, a-actually, can you give me one second? Sure. Thanks. Hm. It’s — it’s — it’s terribly painful when you — when you love someone and realize that your lives are going in different directions. N-no one’s fault. It’s just that you want different things, but to the point where staying together means you can no longer be your true selves. Spinelli, I’m sorry. Oh, no, d-don’T. Um… I don’t say it to dwell on my situation with ellie. I say it to — to shine a light on how happy I am for you. You and carly accept and understand each other completely. So… that sad day will never happen for you. I mean, they — they say marriage is a test. Well, you’ve already passed that one with flying colors.

[ Sighs ] Hi! Sorry to interrupt. Hey. Actually, no, not really, because it’s my job. Everything seems to be in order. I checked with the rector. Carly’s putting on her final touches. Nothing left to do except keep everyone on schedule. And get married. Oh, yes, and get married. That I can do. Hey, scott. It’s britt. Have you heard anything? I know, I — I just thought we’d know more by now. And I figured anna would be more likely to reach out to you than me. Just please keep me in the loop. Thanks. Hey, uh… do you think mom’s okay?

[ Chuckles ] Right, right. Yeah, pretty soon, whoever has her will be begging to give her up. Talk soon. She does look pretty upset. Yeah, I know. But the deejay is doing a whitney houston retrospective tonight. It’s your call. She’s your co-chief. But you’re my friend, so whatever you want to do, I’m in. Josslyn, you did not have to get me anything — um, yes, I did, because I’m the maid of honor. Open it. Ah!

[ Gasps ] Oh, my gosh. I originally wanted it to check all the boxes — old, new, borrowed, blue. But then I realized that that tradition is about warding off the evil eye with good luck. And that’s bull, because you never rely on luck or just take what life hands you. Not my style. You see more than what’s offered. And you fight for better than what you get. You make the impossible possible. And isn’t that what today’s about? It’s proof that losing one love doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find another. You know what I thought was impossible? Loving you more than I already do. And that just happened. I love you, too. Come on, nina! Hey, don’t you dare. Listen. Don’t you — don’t you dare go anywhere, you hear me? Jax? Jax: Can you stand up? I think so. Okay, come on. I got you. This way. Come on. Nina! Just go. Just go! I’ll — I’m gonna get her. I’ll come back! Hey. Hey, stay with me, okay? I love you too much to lose you. You understand? Hey.

[ Hoarsely ] I love you, too.

As usual, maximista, you’ve outdone yourself. Please save the congratulations for after the vows are exchanged and the cake is cut, ’cause as we know, pretty much anything could go wrong. Well, I’m available to troubleshoot should the need arise. And save one dance for me, I hope. Austin won’t mind? Let him.

[ Chuckles ] So, daddy used to say that it’s not a quartermaine wedding unless someone throws a drink or there’s a duel at dawn. So, what do you think we have to look forward to today? You serious? Yeah. Just gonna stand there and act all folksy and familiar with me, huh? Like you’re just one of the gang? Olivia. You seem angry. I am angry. You’re angry. Mm-hmm. Quit nosing around my kid. How is leo? He’s perfect. You know, you never brought him by for that follow-up that I thought we talked about. Well, ned took him to an appointment with his actual pediatrician, who said — wait for it — everything’s perfect. I wasn’t suggesting that there was anything wrong with him. No, you kinda were. What I was suggesting was that everyone might benefit from another specialist’s opinion. Or… or you were using my kid to worm your way into this family the same way you used chase’s crumbling marriage. You think I would manipulate a child to improve my situation in a business? I don’t know. Would you? No. I wouldn’T. Look at it this way — either way, you win. Either you prove me wrong — and I hope that you do — or you get some valuable medical information and you can figure out what you want to do next. Is there a problem? Yeah. A big one. Heading out? Yeah. I have plans. You? Do I have plans, or am I heading out? Either one.

[ Chuckles ] Only plans I have — to catch up on e-mails. Well, don’t stay too late, okay? Terry, we’ve got a big problem. What’s wrong? Okay, I-I tried to update the shared document with your notes for tomorrow’s meeting, and I-I must have pressed the wrong button ’cause it’s just gone. The whole thing? I’m so sorry. I don’t know what happened. There goes my night out. Hey, maybe I can help. Okay, okay, enough of this, because I’m going to have to call angela back here to redo my makeup.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I probably shouldn’t tell you, then. Tell me what? Cam proposed. What?! …That we do the chicken dance tonight.

[ Laughs ] Oh, my god, josslyn. Did I get you? Don’t ever do that to me again. Okay? Oh, my god, mom. Don’t worry, I am a long way away from getting married. Yeah, years and years and years away. And then a few years after that. Okay, okay. I get it. Yeah, well… someday you are gonna find someone that you love and you want to spend the rest of your life with. And when that happens —

if that happens. It will happen. And my wish for you is that you’re as sure of the person you’re marrying as I am about jason. Yeah, I wish that, too.

[ Coughing ] Here. Sit down. Sit down. Okay. Where’s nina? And mike? They’re still inside. But the fire…

[ Coughing ] Don’t — don’t worry about me. Go help them. I’ll be back. Okay.

[ Coughing ] You came. There’s no place I’d rather be, except maybe out of here. Take my hand.

[ Coughing ] It’s alright. It’s alright. I got you. I got you.

[ Wood creaks ] Oh! Aah! Mike! Nina, no! No! Mike! No! No, no, no! Mike! Mike! Stop! Stop! We can’t! We have to go, now! Mike! Mike!

Well, I-I talked to harmony. I thought I might be able to convince her to help, but I don’t know that I was successful. Uh, well, you’re about to find out right now. Um… I can give you a name. We’ll take whatever you got. Dallas kirby. Shiloh knew him from his days working in the military, and he would reach out to dallas when he needed help, um… removing an obstacle. A fixer? Yeah, something like that. Thank you, harmony. Just be careful. Okay? ‘Cause I never met the man — I didn’t want to — but all of shiloh’s associates were, um… dangerous. Yeah, well… so are we. Your nurse is gone.

[ Groans ] The nurse will be apprehended by my men. Let’s say she’s not, just for fun. Where do you think will be her first stop? I’m guessing, um, probably the U.S. Consulate. Or, um… maybe she’ll check in at the nearest five-star hotel. And I think you and i both agree that she’s completely believable. I mean, there’s nothing untrue or fake about her, right? Chloe is gonna tell her story, and it will be backed up by our good friend the internet. Just think about it — somebody’s just got to enter her name into a search engine and then bingo — who she is, where she’s from, all of it. And your dark little site here isn’t gonna be dark for much longer. Not my problem, mate. Really? Isn’t it? I mean, you’re running out of time to save your own ass, russel. Come on. Your boss gets wind of this… I mean, he’s clearly got a reason to keep me alive, but you? Not so much, man. I mean, they want to clear their tracks, they want to cover their tracks — you are a goner. That’s a very entertaining pitch. But we’re about to find chloe, and then you’ll see I made the right choice. Man [On radio]:

Found the nurse’s coat.

No sign of her.

We’re fanning out on foot. Huh! I wonder what was closer, the hotel or the U.S. Consulate. My offer still stands. Terry: Don’t worry about it. I can probably reconstruct the notes from memory. Two heads will be better than one. It’s my staff meeting. You won’t even be there. True, but we’re co-chiefs, and if we both don’t do well at this job, then neither of us does. Okay. You win. Really, I am so sorry. Next time, just be careful, okay? Mm. And maybe order some pizza. Whatever toppings you want. It’s gonna be a late night. Okay. Excuse me. Did I just hear the word “problem”? That can’t be right. There are no problems today — nil, nada, zip. At least none that can’t be postponed until after the wedding. Right, everyone? Absolutely. Um… why don’t you come with me? We’ll, uh, go and, uh, check out the flower arrangements in the chapel. I already saw the arrangements when maxie ordered them. Okay, well, then we’ll go see how they turned out. Let’s go. Thank you. And you. Yes? I did mention to you that I planned this wedding, right? Of course you did. Which means I chose the color theme, arranged the flowers, music, reception, and about 10 million other details. And I did all of this in like less than a month, which I have to say is a near superhuman feat. So, please, try not to torpedo it. Well, first and hopefully last crisis averted. Yeah. So… time to take your place and await your bride? Let’s do it. Josslyn: There you go! The finishing touch. Thank you so much, josslyn. Oh, I’m just glad you like it. E you kidding? I love it. I love it. Okay! Well, what do you think? Look, I know what I said about the bathrobe, and that’s true, but this dress… it’s a step up, right? It’s almost as stunning as the woman in it. Mm! Are you ready? I am. Let’s get married. Jax, stop it! Let go of me! Mike is still in there! Listen, I am not gonna let you go back in there. It’s too dangerous. I can help him! Please! No. No! Mike, get out of there, please! I know you can do it!

[ Echoing ] Please!

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How’s ryan enjoying his afternoon excursion? Ryan’s in his room resting. This is chris. I know ryan’s presence here concerns you. Ryan’s presence does more than concern me, it alarms me and fills me with dread. Every time I walk in here, I have to brace myself, worried that he’ll be in here. And every time you see him, is there any change? Ryan’s been reduced to an invalid. He’s no threat to anyone. Says every teenager in a horror film right before the guy with the chainsaw shows up. Okay. You know what? I’m not responsible for ryan being here. I didn’t even ask to be assigned to him, but my job is to care for him, so I’m gonna do that to the best of my ability. But don’t mistake that for liking him or defending him, because I don’T. It’d just be easier to believe you if I didn’t know how susceptible you were to a certain kind of monster. Sam: Ah! Whoo! Strike three. I think —

[ Chuckles ] Well, I didn’t know you were counting balls as strikes. Good thing the game wasn’t riding on that because you missed by a mile. Really? Well, I did, but I think it was because I was distracted a little bit. Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm. I wonder why.

[ Chuckles ] Ah! Oh. You’re lucky, drew. Your ribs are only bruised and not broken.

[ Exhales sharply ] Guards must be slacking. Well… at least they spared my pretty face this time. I still think your plan is insane. Well, it worked, didn’t it? I turned you in for stealing a pen. Which gave them a reason to trust you. You’re a navy seal, right? Yeah. Yes. So didn’t they teach you how to turn a pen into a howitzer or something? Well, maybe not a howitzer. How about a lock pick? Possibly, yeah. Okay, so why didn’t you escape? Leave you here? No way. Okay, so we’ve lost the pen, you have multiple bruises and contusions, and maybe the guards trust me. What do we do now? We get the hell out of here. Josslyn: Hello, spencer. Or should i call you victor?

[ Chuckles ] Victor? You can’t possibly be mistaking me for my late and unlamented great-great-uncle. No, I was mistaking you for someone who had grown up a little bit, maybe even achieved some decency. My bad. You’re taller, but you have not grown at all inside. You are still as selfish, spiteful, and dishonest as ever. But how do you really feel? I really feel like punching you in the face, but that would just give you another excuse to feel sorry for yourself. What are you talking about? Poor, poor, pitiful spencer, with his trust fund and his mansion and his boarding school in europe. You don’t get along with daddy, so that justifies you lying and using people, right? Getting trina to keep your secret and telling her that your name is victor. And for what? It’s all just gonna blow up in your face. You know why? Because the truth always comes out. Always. What do you want? Look, I’m just trying to spare the people I care about as much pain as possible. That actually includes phyllis and nina. Well, there’s not gonna be any pain once you leave town. What? Wait, nina hasn’t — she hasn’t talked to you yet? No, no. I just — I lost my phone, came to look for it, it’s not here. So you still don’t know the truth. Well, you make that sound like it’s a threat. I don’t give a damn about your truth. I just want to find nina so we can get on with our lives. It’s a little late for that. Always has been. Peter, just go. Leave us in peace. You know, the longer you’re here, the greater the chance that you’re gonna get discovered. Oh, I intend to leave, and soon. But you and phyllis won’t be. In fact, the two of you won’t be setting foot outside the tan-o ever again. Don’t worry, phyllis. It’s gonna be okay. I know peter. He’s a big talker. He’s just your typical insecure bully, and you’re going to crumble like a paper cup when valentin alerts the police. Nice try, nina. But even if valentin did pick up on your feeble attempt to warn him, I’m gonna be long gone before law enforcement ever shows up. You and phyllis, on the other hand, will succumb to a different fate.

wait, I thought you were the one that had thousands and thousands of hours of experience with baseball and softball. I think I said tens of thousands of hours. Oh, yeah? Well, I think that time was wasted… really? …Because you have a serious flaw in your swing. I got a flaw in my swing? Yes. So you’re the expert now. Alright. Samantha, why don’t you show me how it’s done? Oh, no way. I am not giving my tips out for free. Besides, my team is going to the championship, just as I predicted. And where’s your team going, dante? Nowhere, because you guys got beat. Home. Home. Yeah, I know. And you know what? You’re just like I thought. You’re all talk. Hold the bat tight. Hey, hey, hey. Mm-hmm. Not — not so tight. That’s too tight? Yeah. Okay. Now I need your knuckles aligned. Aligned? Uh-huh. Okay. Like that. Oh, yeah? Yeah. Feels kind of funny. Shoulders back. Mm, okay. Face toward the pitcher. Yeah. Choke up. Come on. Yeah. Yeah. Choke up. You have no idea what you’re talking about, do you?

[ Laughs ] How many guards have you seen total? I haven’t kept count. 10 all together on different shifts at different times. Any guess on nationality? They seem to be from all over. That could actually work for us. How? Because if they’re mercenaries, that means that they’re in it for the money. They’re gonna do their job, but they’re not gonna risk their lives to stop an escape.

[ Pounding on door ] Guard: Time’s up. If we could only get our hands on some keys. You took that beating so the guards would trust me. Mind a little more pain? What? No time to explain. Start moaning. Ahhh! Again, but louder.

[ Screaming ] Guard, I think he’s punctured a lung. We need to get him to a doctor.

[ Groaning ] He can die for all I care. I’m pretty sure russell cares, and whoever russell works for. Look, someone thinks this man is valuable, and if he dies, who do you think they’ll blame?

[ Groaning ] How much do you know? Or should I say,

think you know? Well, trina told me that you got back to port charles long before your family knew and how the night you met her at her graduation party, you told her your name was victor.

[ Chuckles ] Is that all trina told you? Well, you spent a couple of days playing games, chatting her up, but mysteriously refusing to meet her friends or let her take your photo. But then trina came up to me and cam at the metro court pool, and we introduced her to our old pal, spencer cassadine. She could have busted you right then and there, like she should have. But you let her keep your secret. Things are complicated with my father. Oh, how convenient. Excuse me? I don’t excuse you, spencer, and I don’t feel sorry for you either. You know, it’s a shame that you have a rotten relationship with your father. Other people have it much worse, and they don’t have the luxury of a bottomless bank account or a grandmother who would drop everything to rush to their side. Which reminds me, how could you do that to laura? How could you be in port charles for weeks and not even try to see her? What was so important?! It’s none of your business. Well, when we were kids, that was your tell. Whenever you said something was “none of your business,” it meant that you were lying, hiding, or doing something you weren’t supposed to. Is that still how you operate? Is that why you needed trina to keep your secret? Trina was just being a good friend. No, no, no. You took advantage of trina’s compassion to play mind games with daddy. You flirted with her to get her to cooperate without ever once mentioning that you had a serious girlfriend. See, this is still your fundamental problem, spencer. You have no idea what the word “friendship” actually means. You know, I’m not asking you to forget or forgive my involvement with shiloh or dawn of day. Well, considering what he almost did to my daughters, it will never be forgiven or forgotten. And I went to jail for that. I paid my debt to society, just like you’re trying to do. That’s true. Okay. I’m not in a position to throw stones while I sit here as an inmate. And I admit that you were helpful in giving nikolas notes on ryan’s correspondence. Yeah, well, you want to protect your nephew. I understand that. It’s everything alright with your nephew? Is that what’s troubling you? Well, you know, that and other things. And I know better than to ask what those other things are, so I’m gonna get back to work. That’s okay. I have this friend… who I think is about to make a terrible mistake. I’m trying to minimize the damage here and keep nina from being harmed. You remember that when you get your memory back. I’d call you mike, but we both know that’s not your name. Mike is the only name that I remember, the only name that means anything to me. Nina and I, we let go of the past. All I care about is our future together. Well, the funny thing about the past is you can run from it, you can even hide for a little while, but eventually the past will always catch up with you. And guess what — today’s your day, mike. Peter, your issue is with me, not phyllis. Let her go. I’m not leaving you, nina. There’s no way. Oh, the loyalty between the two of you is quite touching. Do you have any rope in the back? What do you want with rope? What do you think? Go, go get it. And some duct tape. Oh, and, phyllis, hurry. Look hard and look fast. If you’re not back in three — no, you know, let’s make it two minutes, then nina’s blood will be all over your hands. It’s okay. Oh, and before you go, leave all the cellphones on the floor. All the phones, phyllis. Now you’re on the clock, and remember, I have your gun from behind the bar, so don’t even try and think about being a hero again.

[ Sighs ] I thought she’d never leave.

Well, I’m sorry I don’t meet your lofty standards, joss. Right, because it’s too much to ask for you not to use people. Look, I had a plan for how I was gonna return to life in port charles. Meeting trina was not part of that plan, okay? Meeting her was a total surprise. I thought I was gonna hang out here in town, lay low for a while, stay under the radar until I was ready to deal with my father. Yeah, then you met trina and started lying your head off. Besides calling myself victor, when did I lie to trina? You told her that you’d meet her friends on the 4th of july, but you knew if you’d do that, me and cam would recognize you, so of course you didn’t show up. Oh, that. Yeah, “oh, that.” Yeah, “oh, that.” You left trina twisting, talking about some guy she met who never actually showed up. Look, trina was unlike anyone who I’d ever met at boarding school. We hit it off almost instantly. Please, spencer, that’s the definition of using. You saw that she liked you, and that’s how you got her to keep the secret. Wait, did — did trina tell you that she liked me? Really? That’s all you got from this conversation, just another prop for your gigantic ego? No, did trina say those words specifically, that she’s into me? Why do you care? Because I like her, too. Sorry to keep you waiting, spence. Hello, josslyn. What’d I miss? A lot. Ahhh! Whatever’s going on with him, it’s way beyond my expertise. If we don’t get him to a doctor, he might not make it.

[ Groaning ] I’m gonna go get some help. No, there’s no time. Look, I’m a nurse, remember? I can recognize when someone’s dying.

[ Screaming ] You know how important drew is. If he dies, they’ll kill you, too.

[ Groaning ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunting ] He’s out, he’s out. Probably not for long. Come on. Get the keys. Here. Ahh. Unlock the cuffs. Quick, quick, quick. There we go. You got it. You got it. Okay. Let’s move, let’s move, let’s move. Come on. Here, come on. Let’s keep moving. Let’s go. Let’s go! Alright, how’s that? Is that more to your liking? Yes, that’s — that’s much better. Thanks, coach. But it reminds me, there is one more thing I need you to work on. I — another thing I got to work on? Yeah. What’s that? Your home run trot. Oh, okay. The bat flip, it’s everything. Is it? Yeah. Alright. I’ll remember that. But you’re the one who probably should be practicing that because you actually have something to celebrate. I do? Yeah. The end of your parole. Oh. Yeah. Every time I think about being on parole, it reminds me of why I’m on parole. Because I rid the world of shiloh. I mean, I don’t need to get into any of the details, but suffice it to say, I can relate to him. You know, he’s been trying to do the — the right thing, but the road to hell is paved, et cetera, et cetera. Is that how you ended up in prison? Well, that’s what I tell myself, but the truth is, is that my best intentions were fueled by an addiction to alcohol. Yeah, I guess you could say I’m addicted to men like shiloh, which is a very hard habit to admit to yourself, let alone break. Yeah, I know I have been known to fall under the sway of an unworthy man or two or 10. So what advice do you have for your well-meaning friend? The same thing that I failed to do — stay out of it. You sound like the one who’s running away from something. Or do you expect me to believe that you came all the way out here for nina’s sake? No, I’ll admit I’ve made mistakes. I thought I was doing the right thing at the time, and then I’m driving away the people I care about. You should learn from that. You sound like alexis. Who? A friend. She says I’m too much of a fixer. But one person can’t save everyone, and if you try, sometimes you end up getting burned yourself. You should take her advice and go home. Well, I would, but this isn’t just about nina. Well, what is it about? You and me. So you really thought you could just run away from home, huh, nina? Forget all your troubles, all the damage you caused, and start a shiny new life with a man that wasn’t even yours to begin with. Well, hey, think about it this way. Now you won’t even have to face carly and explain to her why you kept her husband all to yourself. So if you think about it, really, I’m freeing you from a world of grief. And hey, if you’re lucky, nina, maybe there’s a little corner of hell where you and nelle benson can be reunited. Wouldn’t that be nice? You sick, twisted son of a bitch. Your baby is so much better off without you in her life. Oh, I’m gonna find my baby. But you —

[ Timer beeping ] You’ve run out of time. I guess phyllis didn’t turn out to be that good of a friend after all, right? Phyllis: Don’t shoot! Cutting it a bit close, aren’t we, phyllis? I forgot where the tape was. Yeah, yeah, yeah, excuses. Alright. Tape her hands behind her back, then tie her to the chair. Good and tight. And then I’m gonna tie you. Peter. Hmm? Question — how are you gonna find your baby if you’re in prison? Huh? You should just get out of here while you’re still free, ’cause I’m sure by now, valentin has alerted anna, and you know what that means. If anna knows, then the wsb is on their way. Oh, let them come. I don’t think they’re gonna like what they find when they arrive.

you should hit something. Oh, I would love to, trust me. It’s just that any mention of shiloh reminds me of his connection to peter august and how they were conspiring to hand drew over to helena. Well, that’s ancient history now. Is it? What if shiloh knew who peter used to arrange for drew’s plane to go down? Well, even if he did, shiloh’s dead. Well, there is someone else, someone who was very close to shiloh who is still alive. You know, it’s my job to look after inmates’ health, but I’ve always felt that that included emotional well-being. I’m not dying for a drink, if that’s what you’re thinking. I think you’re lonely, and there’s no shame in that. I mean, the occasional visit from family and friends doesn’t always help. Sometimes it makes things worse. Like when your nephew came with his girlfriend. What about it? Well, as you recall, I had a bad feeling about esme. And you have such good instincts about people? Okay, I deserve that. But I do know trouble when I see it. I mean, why was she so interested in ryan? I don’t know. You know, some people are just fascinated with criminals. I don’t know, fascinated is one thing, but from what I observed, esme seemed to be upsetting ryan. How do you explain that? You should know, josslyn, spence and I have no secrets. Anything you can say to my boyfriend, you can say to me. Anything I have to say to spencer, I’m gonna say to spencer. Trina told josslyn that I was in town before I let anyone else know, that I used a fake name and everything. Everything? Oh. Is there something else I should know? Isn’t it bad enough that I made trina keep my secret? You think I’m proud of that? Oh, poor trina. She’s such A… what’s the word? Human being? That’s two words. I was thinking of idealist. I mean, she always seems to be looking for the best in people. Spend a few years at boarding school, you’ll never be an idealist again. You get to be too jaded. But trina? She must be so disappointed in you, spence. How can I help you make it better?

You can’T. You want to make things right? Start by telling your father the truth. Or you’ll what, tell him for me? Gee, thanks, joss. I’m sorry I don’t have the perfect relationship with my dad like you do. You and I have our own history. I don’t see how. You’re — you’re part of nina’s past. I’m her present and future. Nina is not the first woman you and I have fought over. Hell, she’s not even the second. Okay, enough with the hints. If you and I fought over women in the past, that means you know who I am, right? You know my name, right? What’s my name? Do I have kids? Do I have a family? What do I do for — no. You know what? Don’t even tell me, ’cause everything that comes out of your mouth is a lie. Look, I promised nina that she could be the one to tell you who you are, okay?

[ Exhales sharply ] I can tell you this much — there are people who have risked their lives to hold on to what’s supposedly yours. What is mine… is here in nixon falls… with nina. Peter, I don’t know why you’re going to all this trouble. You know, you could have easily chartered a plane and been on your way to mexico by now. Just wave goodbye to you and phyllis on the way? Ignore the fact that you’re both witnesses? I don’t know if you know this about me, nina, but I am a fanatic about tying up loose ends. But you don’t have any time. See? Mike is gonna be back here any minute. Mike, mike, mike, mike, mike, mike, mike. Don’t you mean sonny? Who’s sonny? You mean to tell me she didn’t tell you? Tell me what? Don’T. I am so sorry to disappoint you, phyllis, but our friend nina reeves here has known exactly who your friend mike really is all along. In fact, she knows his wife. She knows his kids. She just chose to lie about it all this time.

No one’s following. Yet. As soon as that guard doesn’t check in, they’re gonna know something’s wrong. Come on, come on. I’ve pretty much seen the inside of my cell. You’ve had the run of the place. So where to now? On the other side of that door, there’s a courtyard, where they park their cars and things. Great. I’ll just hot-wire one of the cars, but it’s gonna take me a minute. Good thing we got the keys. How long you been planning this escape? Ever since you took that beating. Could have clued me in instead of making me think it was my brilliant idea. You can give me the credit when we get back home. “Home.” “Home” — now, that’s a beautiful word. Come on, come on. Guard #2: Where do you think you’re going? You want us to go see willow’s mom? Oh, um…you have a lot of catching up to do. So she actually goes by the name of harmony, and shiloh rarely ever made a move without her knowing about it. So he must have had something on her. I don’t think it was something more than it was some sort of an attraction. I think she thought he was charismatic, and that was all he needed. Harmony would basically do anything he asked, including drugging me and kristina to initiate us into the dawn of day. Well, you had every reason to kill that guy. Part of me wishes he was still around so we could question him about drew, but that’s not gonna happen. Well, you know what? We have the next best thing. Are you coming with me? How could esme, or anyone else for that matter, upset a sociopath like ryan? I mean, she came off a little entitled and spoiled, but maybe she’s just a harmless teenager.

[ Laughs ] No. Trust me, there’s nothing harmless about that girl. The smile, the perfect manners — they’re all a cover so she can slip the knife in your back and make off with your wallet. I think you’ve been here too long. Shiloh, he collected esme’s type at dawn of day — beautiful as butterflies but vicious as a nest of vipers.

[ Tapping on table ] Yeah? I’m here. You’ve known spence so much longer than I have. And I’m sure you realize his feelings about his family are complicated. Yeah, that’s one word for it. And just so you know, josslyn, I told spence that it was a mistake for him to mislead you and cameron into thinking he had just come to town, and I was very much against him putting trina in the awkward position of keeping his secret. Well, it’s good to know it’s unanimous. Everyone thinks I’m a jerk. Gee, what a shock. You know I don’t think that. You just need to work on your communication skills and your trust issues, that’s all. Hey, isn’t today your mom’s wedding day? Shouldn’t you be focused on that?

[ Chuckles ] I can multitask. I see. It’s more important for you to threaten to spoil spence’s new understanding with his father. Nina, what is he saying? You know mike’s real identity? Yeah, shame on you, nina. Lying to a nice woman like phyllis, manipulating her. She let you into her home, opened her door to you, sang your praises, and you deceived her all this time. You soulless bastard. Oh, excuse me! I’m not the one that let mike believe he was mr. Nobody. When you knew all along he was sonny corinthos, a married man with a beautiful wife and a whole bunch of grieving children back in port charles. Nina, is this true? Phyllis, please, you have to believe me. The man called sonny corinthos is gone. He drowned in the llantano river. And this much… much better man named mike took his place. Oh, that’s rich, nina. Really, I reinvent myself as peter august, and I’m sick and twisted, right? But you reinvent yourself and you’re what, considered the goddess of love? Is that it? Come on. Yeah, you’re right, peter. We both made a lot of mistakes. But listen, you have a chance to turn everything around right now. All you have to do is go and leave us alone. You know, I think I speak for phyllis here when I say we have heard just about enough from your lying mouth. Time to shut you up, nina reeves. No, listen, peter — no, no, no! I don’t want to die. I know. What can I say? Next time, choose better friends. Actually, you know what? Scratch that. We both know there’s not really gonna be a next time.

Please help me. I saw this prisoner trying to escape, and I’m trying to stop him. Doesn’t look that way. You calling her a liar?

[ Grunts ]

[ Grunts, groaning ] Don’t tell me you were planning that, too? Sometimes you have to improvise. Help me move him. Come on.

[ Grunts ] That’s the second time that you’ve mentioned spencer’s girlfriend. So if esme is trouble, why do you care? Because you’re not the only one who’s lonely. My daughter and I are estranged, for good reason, but… it means that not only am I cut out of willow’s life, I’m cut out of my grandson’s life, which is just like this really long way of saying that I could use a friend, too. I would really like to pick up that conversation. Right now, though, I have a visitor. Yeah. Mom. Well, that’s a nice surprise. Hi. Hello, there. I’m happy to see you, too, but you’re a collateral benefit. We’re here for another reason. Yeah, more of a professional visit, actually. We want to talk to harmony about a case we’re working on. What happens between you and your dad is your business. However, you need to apologize to trina, and you’re gonna have to work for it, because if you’re going to make me choose between you and trina, I’m gonna choose trina. And it’s not even a hard call. I tried to explain to trina that this wasn’t about her. It was all about me and my father. Spence, listen to josslyn. I believe 100% you weren’t trying to treat trina poorly, but still, you did. Be the good guy I know you are and apologize. Acknowledge that you put trina in an impossible situation, and, you know, that wasn’t fair of you. Me? I did this, all by myself? Spencer, are you saying that there was someone in it with you? You claim to love nina, right? Those aren’t just words, I do love her and she loves me. Okay, then trust her to tell you the truth. Now, she’s probably back at the tan-O. We could go there together. I’m not going anywhere with you. Why not? You don’t trust nina? No, I trust nina. I don’t trust you. So you can go. You can stay. You can do whatever you want. You stay the hell away from nina. Peter: So you still think mike’s gonna save the day?

[ Laughs ] Well, I guess mike’s no more heroic than sonny corinthos, huh? Ooh! Apologies in advance for the fumes, ladies. This is certainly no chanel no. Five, nina. Not to worry. This’ll all be over in just a few minutes.

[ Muffled screaming ] As the saying goes, dead men — and women — tell no tales.

[ Screaming ] You did this to yourself, nina. I was willing to work with you, but you had to run to your aunt liesl, didn’t you? Well, let’s look on the bright side, shall we? Maxie, my daughter, and i will live happily ever after. Oh, and we’re gonna take little james with us. He can grow up calling me dad.

[ Laughs ]

[ Muffled screaming ] Tan-O.

[ Laughs ]

[ Muffled screaming ] I’m sure that there’s gonna be some other guards stationed someplace. It’s gonna be tricky to find the right car. What other choice do we have?

[ Alarm blaring ] I guess they found the guard locked in my cell.

[ Sighs ] Come on.

Or the car. I’m gonna hold off the guards as long as I can. I can’t just abandon you. Look, you’ve got to make it — there we go — somewhere public, okay? Very public. Preferably someplace with security cameras, like a U.S. Consulate or a luxury hotel or something. So I save my own life. Meanwhile, they kill you? No, somebody wants me alive for whatever reason. Now you’re wasting time. Go, go!

[ Alarm blaring ]

[ Grunting ] Ahh! Ah! Ah! Oh! You’re working on a case, and it involves harmony? Look, I don’t know what you suspect me of, but I am doing my best to try to clean up my act. Willow has made it very clear that she wants nothing to do with my life unless I truly change, which is what I’m trying to do, so I can be part of her life and part of my grandson’s life. Wait, wait, you have it all wrong. We are not here to accuse you. We actually need your help. Maybe I’m being too hard on you, spence. I should have made sure that you told your friends you had a serious girlfriend at school. I should have made sure my appearance at your party was expected, not a big surprise. That way, trina would have known your situation, that you were definitely not available, and she wouldn’t have gotten any unrealistic expectations. We just have to admit that we messed up and we’ll do better moving forward. Right, spence? Okay. Um… I have to go. I have to go get ready for my mom’s wedding. Esme, always a pleasure.

[ Chuckles ] Wow, esme. Thank you for throwing me under the bus. As if I did all of this by myself. Like you weren’t a part of me arriving in town early and in secret. As if you haven’t been a part of the stalking. You are the one who set ava’s car on fire, something that we never even discussed. I’m sorry. I just didn’t think it would help our cause if josslyn thought we were in this together. Trust me, this is your chance to make things right with your father. I’m only thinking about you.

[ Muffled screaming ] What the hell? Nina!

[ Muffled screaming ] Nina! Nina! Nina, are you there?

[ Muffled screaming, crying ]

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my mom is not giving herself enough time to get ready. I wanted her to be able to relax so she wouldn’t feel rushed. Well, I’m guessing wherever she went was important. Hey. Mom! Where were you? Okay, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to worry you. Hi, trina. Hi, mrs. Corinthos. I tried keeping joss calm. I thought you were a runaway bride. No way. I can’t wait to marry jason.

[ Doorbell rings ] Oh, that must be a family member because the guards didn’t call. I’ll got it so you can start getting ready. No, I have plenty of time. Relax. Did you see that? I mean, for weeks, she’s been distracted, almost like she was having second thoughts. Now look at her. She’s so happy. It’s a happy day. And I would be able to enjoy it better if I hadn’t completely humiliated myself. Carly, hi. I know it’s your wedding day, and I’m so sorry to just show up like this, but… it’s important. Nikolas: I’m not up for eating much. I’ve been under the weather, but I was happy to get the invitation. We’re so pleased you accepted. Sorry you’re not feeling well. I understand that you’re an excellent horseman. I adore horses. Do you ride? Not as much as I did as a kid. Oh, where did you grow up? Here, there, and everywhere. Not easy to keep a horse.

[ Chuckles ] But spence and I did a lot of riding at school, though. We were so lucky the lycée had a stable. Well, you’re welcome to use the stables at wyndemere whenever you want. That’s very kind.

[ Chuckles ] So what have you two been doing for fun? Spence has been showing me around port charles. Oh, the insider’s tour. Where have you gone so far? Around. What have you done? All kinds of stuff. Like what? What is with the third degree? You still don’t trust me? That’s not what I’m — he’s just trying to make conversation, spence. Showing some interest. Oh, sure, he’s interested now. Well, well, aren’t we the picture of familial harmony? So will you go with me to carly and jason’s wedding? Is that an actual question? Why wouldn’t it be? Because, maxie, you’ve made it clear to me that seeing me is a painful reminder of you losing your lovely louise. So I don’t understand why you would want me to attend a wedding with you. Well, I realized I’ve been looking at this the wrong way. I might not have my daughter with me right now, but she’s in the world because of you. So maybe I should be associating you with good things instead. I like the sound of that.

[ Chuckles ] So if you can forgive what I said before, I’d like to start over. Curtis: Jordan?

[ Sighs ] Welcome back, beautiful. I — we thought we lost you. Would you text dr. Gatlin-holt and let him know that his patient, jordan ashford, is awake? Yes, doctor. I’m so glad you’re okay. Thank you. My mom’s awake? She’s fully conscious? I didn’t do an exam, but it appears so. Thank god.

[ Laughs ] Phyllis: Nina? Phyllis, is mike there? No, he accidentally left his phone behind. He’s on his way to the tan-O. Is everything alright? Yeah, everything’s fine.

[ Door opens ] Oh, mike is here now.

[ Door closes ] We’ll talk soon. Hey. What’s the matter, nina? You look like you’ve seen a ghost. Well, I wasn’t expecting to see you. You’re supposed to be — dead?

I’m so sorry to disappoint you. Here I am, alive and well. Yeah. Well, peter, why would I think otherwise? I’m just surprised to see you. You were supposed to be in saint lucia. Oh, that’s right. Beautiful saint lucia, where I was scheduled to meet my doom at the hands of your aunt liesl. Very clever, nina. Not clever enough. I told you I had eyes and ears everywhere. One of my contacts alerted me to the fact that aunt liesl’s travel plans were headed to saint lucia as well. I’ll have you know that my would-be assassin has been waylaid. What did you do to her? Is she okay? Oh, auntie’s being handled. Now…

[ Sighs ] …How best to handle you? Being with you when louise arrived was beautiful. It was a real honor. I only wish I could have done more to keep the both of you safe. Okay, if we’re gonna start talking regrets, we’ll be here all night and completely miss that wedding. That is, if you will go with me.

[ Cellphone chimes ] I got to see a patient. So, how’d it go? You were really selling it there, he said, “got to go,” and then bolted. I don’t know. Maybe he saw right through me. Maybe he thinks I’m a complete nut job. Whatever it is, I’m done. Alright, you’re all set. Let me know if you need anything else, okay? Curtis: Thank you. Hi. Hi, yourself. It is good to have you back. Oh, where did I go? Well, that’s — that’s a little too existential for me to answer, but…

[ Chuckles ] …You had everyone around here scared half to death. Everyone?

[ Monitor beeping ] One person in particular. Hey, mom. Hey, get over here. How are you feeling? I’m okay. Promise? Promise. Did they catch the perp they killed barstow?

[ Chuckles ] Look at you, always on the job. Even from a hospital bed. And why am i not surprised? Yeah, I got him, but I had to make a choice — detain him or go back to the house for you. And it really wasn’t a choice at all. Just checking. How’s the patient? Grateful. Thank you, portia. I only wish I could have got us out of that basement before you inhaled all those fumes. I tried, but… you kept me alert as long as you could, by talking and talking to me. And I will never forget it. Please tell me spencer and his father aren’t invited to the wedding. Not unless maxie went rogue and did it without telling anyone. Which is a definite possibility. Well, I mean, even if she did and spencer’s there, who cares? Trina, are you worried about what spencer thinks of you? Esme called me out in front of him and now spencer thinks I’m crushing on him. And are you? What’s going on? I — I’m moving away from port charles. I can’t take avery with me. You know, it’s killing me, but I need to leave my little girl here… with you. Well, look at you, young spencer, all grown up, huh? No thanks to you. Easy, easy. We don’t have to dwell on and exaggerate ancient history, especially when we all have things that we regret, behavior that wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny. Anything that spencer might regret happened when he was a child. What’s your excuse? Okay, you’re gonna give this charming young woman the wrong impression. You’ll have to forgive this family spat. This is all ancient history, really. Not really. Address my girlfriend again, you’ll be history. I don’t know why you’re so defensive. You’re making me think you’re hiding something. I’ll give you this much. You’re good at mind games. Now, who does that remind me of? Oh, yes. Helena. Like mother, like son. Okay, this little father-son thing you’ve rediscovered is really touching. Well, at least I know who my father is. Anna: Oh, boy. Okay. That’s quite enough.

I’m into spencer, or was. I’m not sure how I feel about him these days. I mean, one minute, we’re really starting to connect, and the next minute, here comes his secret continental girlfriend. I’m sorry, trina. Don’t be. You tried to warn me that spencer was too good to be true. Yeah, but I was hoping I was wrong, that he got some perspective when he was away and maybe grew up a little bit. Look, you’ve had it rough this summer. First with that guy, victor, and then spencer, who completely led you on and lied by omission. I could just throttle him for his insensitivity. Then throttle me, too, because spencer lied about something else, and I helped him. What are you doing? Where is all this coming from, anyway? Valentin is the reason why my father stayed away so long and pretended he was dead. To protect me and recoup our rightful fortune. I’m sorry, I didn’t realize he was protecting anyone. I thought he was hiding. You bastard. Okay, this is all old news. None of us are the same people that we once were. None of what you’ve done will be forgotten, valentin. Despite your efforts, you lost and you will die without the cassadine fortune. And despite your pathetic attempt to cling on to the name, you will only ever be helena’s cast-off, no-name son. Let’s go. Let’s go. Come on, let’s go. Nothing like a mutual enemy to bring family together. Who’s the bossy brit? With the gas escaping and you collapsing, I was practically babbling. I don’t even know what I said in that basement. It’s all really a blur. You said that we need to hold on because our children need us. I sure do. Commissioner ashford, hi. Hi. Happy to see you’re awake. I see that the bump on your head didn’t affect your memory. That’s because she’s a champ. How’s your throat? Scratchy. I’ll let dr. Gatlin-holt update you. Doctor, what do you think? Aside from some throat irritation, the patient doesn’t seem to have any of the more serious respiratory or cognitive symptoms commonly associated with carbon monoxide poisoning. Completely agree. But, commissioner, we’re gonna have to discuss your latest test results. What does the new bloodwork indicate? Dr. Ashford, I recognize that you are an excellent physician, but you are not my physician. I’ll feel you in after my exam, okay? Okay. I just want to say that you’ve been great, and I never got a chance to say thank you. I haven’t had a chance to — to thank you either. If you hadn’t have shown up when you did… jordan and I weren’t gonna make it out of that basement. Hey, tj. Mols. Hey. How’d you know? Shawn called me. Thanks. I knew you’d want molly and I knew she’d want to be here. How’s your mom doing? She’s awake and alert. That’s all good. We don’t know about the long-term yet. We had a deal, nina. All you had to do was find a lead, so I could track down my daughter and then I’d leave your nephew in port charles and leave you alone so you could live out your cozy little lie of a life. How is sonny, by the way? You two doing a construction project together now? Listen, peter, just leave sonny out of it. You want me to help you find your daughter? Okay, fine. I will help you. Just tell me what you need. Our agreement became null and void the moment you sent me off to be ambushed. Okay, I panicked. I panicked. I am so sorry. It just — I wasn’t sure that I could get all the information that you demanded of me. I was afraid. No, what you were was overconfident. You were so convinced that your demented aunt would succeed in her mission, you never bothered to consider the alternative. Well, I’m sorry, nina. Liesl failed. And now there have to be consequences.

Okay, here goes. Spencer is victor. I’m sorry, I don’t think I heard you right. It was spencer I met the night of my graduation party at the savoy, but he told me his name was victor. That’s why he didn’t want me to take any pictures of him or be with you and cam on the 4th of july. He didn’t want to blow his cover. Okay, I’m not remotely shocked that spencer would lie. I mean, he was a huge liar when we were kids. But what was the point? What did it get him? He begged me not to tell anyone he was in town earlier than he claimed. He said it was because of his relationship with his father, to avoid drama. Oh, please. Spencer craves drama. That’s why he threw that over-the-top party. And of course, his father had to go even bigger by pretending to stab him. I mean, seriously, I swear those two deserve each other. They probably do, but that’s not the point. I shouldn’t have covered for spencer, and I definitely never should have lied to you. I violated our “sisters before misters” rule. You’re really gonna let this stalker drive you out of town? My divorce from nikolas is almost final. When it is, I’m gone. Hopefully not forever. Wow. Well, if you’re taking this step, you must feel like you don’t have a choice. I don’T. Things have gotten worse, more dangerous. The night of spencer’s party, my car was set on fire and the stalker left kiki’s G.H. Badge there for me to find. Oh, never mind anna. Come on. Really showed valentin. Come on.

[ Groans ] You’re hurt. I met ava’s hired goons today, and I may have run into a fist or two. I’m okay. Ava had you beaten? Spencer, it’s fine, alright? It’s — it’s complicated, and I don’t want to get into it now. If you’ll excuse me, since I doubt that the bar serves ibuprofen or aspirin, I’m gonna have a gin and tonic.

[ Groans ] What kind of sick game is ava playing now? Takes gamers to recognize game. But if you want to repair the relationship, you’re gonna have to meet him halfway and control that temper of yours. Unless you’re with an enemy like valentin. That was hot. Why did you go over there, anyway? I don’t know. You okay? Yeah. Spencer was just posturing for his girlfriend. Well, that helena remark was below the belt. I was probably asking for it. What about you? How’s your day going so far? Mm. Tj texted me on my way over here. Apparently, jordan was exposed to a gas leak or something. She’s at G.H. Now. He’s gonna keep me updated. I’m so sorry. What are you doing here? Go be with your friend. You’re my friend, too. Tj: How’s my mom? Well, first things first, commissioner ashford has given me permission to discuss her medical condition with you, so that’s out of the way. As you know, we ran some tests because we were worried about her kidney functions. Her albumin-to-creatinine ratio wasn’t what we wanted, so we used a formula to determine the gfr, and that number that we got back fell well below the benchmark that indicates kidney disease. Okay, doc, plain english, please. Mom’s in renal failure. Will you just wait a second? Are you really bailing because austin didn’t say yes right away? Because that guy is so going to the wedding with you. Okay, I’m not really comfortable manipulating the good samaritan who delivered my baby. Whoa, back up. That good samaritan is the same guy who’s trying to get a piece of the elq pie that my great-grandfather clearly didn’t want him to have. Oh, my god. You have a one-track mind. Is it really that terrible to leave valentin in charge of elq? Because from what I see, he’s an effective ceo who happens to think the sun rises and sets with his daughter, bailey. He’s gonna be completely heartbroken when he finds out she’s not his. And now I’m letting austin think I’m interested. Is elq really worth all this emotional devastation? Let’s try this again, shall we? Unlock your phone and hand it over. You can thank valentin’s obsession with you for the fact that you’re still breathing. No more games, nina. You’re gonna find out if valentin knows where my daughter is. Well, valentin’s good, but he’s not infallible. I can’t make him know something he doesn’T. Oh, I’d try real hard if I were you. Oh, there he is. Oh, and just so we’re clear, you’re on speaker… as of now.

[ Line ringing ] Nina, what a nice surprise. I’m sorry to bother you, valentin, but I just can’t get maxie off my mind and how much she must miss louise. Oh, I know, it’s awful. I was wondering if you had any information about the baby or who would have taken her? No, anna and i have been investigating, but we’re running into nothing but dead ends so far. I promise not to get maxie’s hopes up, I just need a little reassurance that there must be some new information, valentine. No, no, nothing. Are you alright? Yeah, it’s just a little bit more rustic here than I like. You must love staying at the metro court, valentin, you get room service any time you like. And so it goes. Bye. Room service, what the hell are you getting in? Well, peter, I had to make it sound natural. I couldn’t just ask about louise and hang up.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Door opens ] Oh, mr. Sinclair, what brings you back to our neck of the woods?

you don’t have to date austin on my account, okay? I have my own opinions on the guy, but that’s on me. Thanks. Look, so far, your plan is working. You’re keeping my daughter safe from her maniac father and you’re taking really good care of her. I owe you more than I could ever repay, but my gratitude does not mean I’m writing you a blank check.

[ Scoffs ] The nephrologist has classified the commissioner’s condition as acute kidney injury. Meaning she still has renal failure. So this is a very serious situation, but it’s also totally reversible if we treat her quickly. Well, thank god. Are we talking medications and a renal diet or more aggressive treatment? All of the above. I mean, it’s all-hands-on-deck time. But, yeah, I think the first point of attack is intense hemodialysis until her kidney recovers. Okay, so we get her here a few times a week for dialysis. Because of the frequency and the length of her treatments and given the fact that she only has one kidney, I have recommended that the commissioner undergo treatment at a specialty clinic in albany. Albany? Yeah, and she’s agreed. She’s good to go. I just have to arrange transport for her, which is what I’m gonna go do. Thanks, mac. That means a lot. I’ll rest easier knowing that you’ve got this. You are a thorough professional.

[ Chuckles ] But it’s time to put your health first. I intend do. I just needed to update mac so that he could cover me on my leave of absence. I could be in albany for weeks. You made the right choice. Dr. Gatlin-holt’s treatment plan is sound. You’ll be back on the job in no time. Thanks in part to you. You kept us both going in that basement. I was out of it, fighting to stay conscious, but I could still hear you talking to me. Josslyn: Trina. Spencer put you in an impossible situation. Looking back, I wish I had come right out and told ava who victor was and what he really thought of her. Maybe the stalker left kiki’s badge to torment me. Maybe it was some kind of warning. Regardless, I can’t let avery become collateral damage. Okay. I’ll take care of avery until you can come back for her. Thank you. Thank you, carly. That is the plan. Anna: That was nina? Yeah. It was odd. She didn’t sound like herself. How so? Well, her tone, it sounded forced. She was asking questions about maxie’s daughter. I mean, it’s not the happiest of subjects. Maybe she was overcompensating or something? Maybe. Hey. You have very good instincts. What are they telling you? That I’ve got to call her back to make sure. Peter was just giving me an update, phyllis, about that meeting that he took in new york with that editor. How exciting. Was it successful, mr. Sinclair? That remains to be seen.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hmm. I’m sure you’re just being modest. You strike me as a real go-getter. We were just hashing out the plot points for the book that peter is pitching. It’s confidential, phyllis, so if you don’t mind leaving. I can take the hint. I only came back to drop off mike’s phone. We were supposed to go over the invoice for the construction supplies, but since mike’s not here, I’ll grab it and look it over at home. I had no idea all this was being delivered, though it’s certainly needed. Can I get you two a cold one while I’m back here? Peter: No, thanks. I have to keep my wits about me.

[ Yelps ] See what I mean? On the outside, I looked fine.

I was just rambling in that basement. When you talked about trina’s father? Portia: And I need to tell trina how much I love her. And I need to tell trina the truth. The truth about her father. Jordan: I understand. I went through a similar situation with tj. You did? Sure. It was a careful and nuanced conversation when I explained to him about my life undercover, about the mistakes I made. Tj was angry at first. But you shouldn’t worry. Trina accepts that taggert is only human, and if there are still past mistakes that you need to discuss, I’m sure she’ll understand. Did I…get that all wrong? No, no, no, that’s — that’s — that’s exactly right. And I should go call trina right now. How are you feeling, mom? I’m fine. Molly, can you do me a favor? Yes, I will look after tj. You read my mind. Thank you. Is this a private party, or can anyone join? I’m sorry. I won’t be able to help you with your investigation. No. Furthest thing from my mind. You just concentrate on getting better. That is definitely the plan. Who writes checks anymore? What does that even mean? It means I’m not obligated to do you any inappropriate favors. I understand. Look, 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. Since we haven’t ordered, veuillez m’excuser? It’s considered rude to go to the bathroom in the middle of a meal in france. Oh, well, we’re in port charles. But speaking of places you used to live, what’s it gonna take you to come back home to wyndemere? I’m not sure. What would that look like? We’d have to figure it out. I’d like to try under the same roof. You willing to take a chance? Yeah, I’m open to discussing it, especially since kevin keeps offering me muesli in the morning.

[ Laughs ] Ah. Alright, that’s it for me. I’m gonna go home and have an ice bath. Say goodbye to esme. Sure. Today was fun. We should do it again soon. Dinner’s on me.

[ Monitor beeping ] So, albany, huh? I hear it’s a great city, especially for kidney issues. You are not to worry about a thing. Whatever you need, you know I got you. I won’t hang up on you if I get an occasional phone call with one of your crazy stories. You better not. Might even have a few you haven’t heard.

[ Chuckles ] The medical transport team will be here shortly. Is now a good time to get you prepped? Yeah, let’s do this. I just can’t believe I let some guy question my own thought process. I admit, maybe I shouldn’t have confronted esme on a hunch, but — no, no buts. You’re the most levelheaded person I know. If you think something’s off, it’s off. Thanks for having my back, joss. Always. Sisters before misters.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. Hey, mom. What? Okay, I’ll be right there. My mom and commissioner ashford were in some accident, and they’re at G.H. Oh, go. I’ll try to be on time for the wedding. Don’t worry, don’t worry. I am sorry that you have to go through this alone. I guess all that’s left is to tell avery that she will have to be without her mother again. You know, we can tell her that you’re taking a trip. That is, if you want me there. I do. I think when the time comes, I think — I think it’d be good if we told her together. Drop the gun. Drop yours, and I’ll consider it. Your friend has guts, nina. I’m also a crack shot. Lenny took me to the firing range often. Let her breathe. Listen, mike’s gonna come back to get his — to get his phone, so why don’t you just let us go and you can live to see your daughter? Oh, my life isn’t the one you need to be worried about. Not only did you betray me, but it’s clear from your phone call to valentin, you’re no longer of any use to me. And you know how I deal with my liabilities. I don’t care what this is about, but I do care about my friend. I won’t have you threatening her in the bar my husband and I built. You have to the count of 10 to release nina. You’re a smart woman, phyllis. A straight shooter in every sense, so to speak, right? So I’m sure you understand by now that I’m gonna be able to squeeze off a shot before you take me down. Shoot the bastard! Letting him go free puts others in danger! Please, phyllis, shoot him! Shut up! Shut up! I don’t want that, either. But I can’t risk your life.

[ Whimpers ] No. Wait.

[ Gasps ] Ahh!

[ Grunts ]

[ Coughing ] You know, it’s really too bad you came in when you did and… I actually kind of liked you.

I’m glad we got that settled. I need to go over to the garden court at metro and do a walkthrough. Yeah, sorry about the hold-up. I know you want everything to be perfect. No, it’s fine. And I’ll be too busy to care that I’m dateless, since austin’s clearly not into me and I probably have a polite text to look forward to declining my invitation. Austin: Hey. So in response to your earlier question, maxie, I would love to be your plus-one at this wedding, if the offer still stands. Great. So I’ll call you after my shift. We’ll sort out the details because I much prefer a phone call to texting. I’m not saying… just saying. I love you, mom. I will see you soon. I love you, too. Don’t worry about a thing here, jordan, okay? I will even water your plants for you.

[ Laughs ] It’s gonna be alright, jordan. Just know that, okay? I’ll be in touch. See you soon, ash. See you soon. Josslyn: Hello, spencer. Or should I call you victor? Thank you, carly, for loving avery, for taking care of her. You don’t have to thank me for that. I would die for her. I know you would. It’s the only way I can leave her. Oh, and congratulations to you and jason. I mean that sincerely. A new chance at happiness. That should never be taken for granted. She didn’t pick up? Valentin: No. You know, it’s strange. She made a pointed remark about my living at the metro court when she knows full well I’m living with the quartermaines. Did she forget? No, I doubt it. And before she signed off, she said, “that’s how it goes.” That’s our song. I sang that for her at the nurses’ ball years ago. I think she’s trying to signal to me that she’s in some kind of trouble. Okay. I need to go check on nina. Let’s go. How soon can we get to nixon falls? Peter, just go. Leave us in peace. You know, the longer you’re here, the greater the chance that you’re gonna get discovered. Oh, I intend to leave, and soon. But you and phyllis won’t be. In fact, the two of you won’t be setting foot outside the tan-o ever again.

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maxie, it’s okay, I totally understand. You told me not to bother you anymore, and I won’T. No, no, it’s no bother. I — I was wondering if you would like to attend the wedding of the century. And by that, I, of course, mean the wedding of carly corinthos and jason morgan. I actually am planning most of it, and it’s coming out really nice, if I do say so myself. Weddings are just not my thing. Oh. Okay. Um, a-are you sure? ‘Cause you could be my plus-one. Curtis: We need some help here. Brook lynn: Oh, my god. Austin: Can you get that gurney? Hold on one second.

[ Coughing ] Here, you can set her down right here. Jordan, you alright? Can you tell me what happened? Yeah. She got locked in a basement with a gas leak. Uh-huh. Jordan, can you hear me? Jordan? Let’s get her in cubicle 2. Are you okay?

[ Clears throat ] I, um — I think I need to sit down. Um —

[ Coughing ] Um, actually, could you do me a favor a-and go to the desk and tell the attending that I was exposed to a gas leak and I need to be examined? On it, yeah. Thank you. Um, is there anyone that I could call for you? Um, no. No, no, thank you. I, uh… I don’t want my daughter to worry. Okay, um, speaking as someone’s daughter, I would want to know what’s going on. Sorry I’m late. I walked straight into the paint cans you left in the hall. Bruise on my leg’s going to be there for days. How’s that going to look at carly’s wedding? Sasha and I wanted to discuss that with you. You know what else? Can you put that box with the changing table in your room? Every time I walk in my bedroom, it’s right in the way. Well, the baby takes first priority, and I’m trying to get the nursery ready. Well, is that why you invited me to lunch? To find out when I’m getting my own apartment? Sasha’s about to have the baby, and I need your room. And I already told you, the baby can share your room. It’ll be too young to appreciate some fancy nursery. Plus, I don’t want to let you be all on your lonesome at the apartment. Well, I’m not going to be lonely when sasha decides to move in with me. Jason and carly are getting married tonight? Yes. They want to present a united front to their business associates. Well, don’t you see, jax? If they get married, then everything’s going to be okay, because there’s not going to be a hole for sonny to fill. There’s no life waiting for him. If carly and jason get married, then sonny, he can stay dead. And mike and i can have a future. All you have to do is walk away. Please, I’m begging you. Phyllis: Mike? Looks like we had the same idea. You need some peace and quiet as much as I do. Have you seen nina? No. Why? Is everything alright? What happened?

[ Chuckles ] Well, uh, for one thing, uh, I told nina that I loved her.

[ Chuckles ] Oh! Eh? Buscema: Ms. Wu. Mr. Novak. Thank you for meeting with me. Why are we here? The plan is set. Unless something’s changed. Ms. Wu: We already agreed the best time to hit that warehouse is tonight, while mrs. Corinthos and mr. Morgan is distracted by the wedding. The plans haven’t changed. But I have a message from cyrus renault. I wouldn’t mind doing that again.

[ Monitor beeping ] How’s jordan? Mask back on, please. In a minute. Doctors always make the worst patients. I was, um, trapped in that basement with jordan. And I, um, performed chest compressions and monitored her breathing all the way to the hospital. It would really help me to know how she’s doing. Put the mask on, and I’ll check on commissioner ashford’s condition. Deal? Okay. Thank you for the coffee, but I really don’t think it’s going to calm me down. Oh, this isn’t about calming you down. This is about staying alert while we wait. Yeah, but we’re not family. They’re not going to give us any information on dr. Robinson’s or commissioner ashford’s condition. Look, I am concerned about them, but we are waiting for austin. You were right in the middle of inviting him to jason and carly’s wedding.

[ Both sigh ]

[ Monitor beeping ] Doc, how is she? Commissioner ashford’s still unconscious, and we’re treating her with pure oxygen to try and get the levels in her blood back up. How long will that take? Hard to say. I-I can’t tell you. It varies from patient to patient. We’re waiting for her blood work back to determine how much carbon monoxide is still in her system. Okay, I-I’d like to go see her. Yeah, I’m sure that you would, but I cannot allow that. I’m really sorry. It’s just that, from my understanding, you and commissioner ashford are divorced, and it’s family only. Okay, well, you understood wrong, okay? We’re not divorced. I am still her husband. Mazel tov. Go ahead.

[ Monitor beeping ] Doctor says you’re doing great. Heartbeat is steady. Now I just need you to wake up.

[ Smooches, sniffles ] Please. Mike, oh, that’s wonderful news. How did nina respond? Did she say she loves you back? Yeah, she did. Just as I predicted. You — you predicted this? Not to you, maybe. Oh. I wanted you and nina to figure it out for yourselves. But now that you have, why aren’t you with her? Because, uh, you know her friend jax? He’s back, and he’s talking a lot, and not good. That man never takes no for an answer. I can’t tell you how many times nina and i have told him to back off. Well, ye– so have I. But now she wants me to back off and talk to jax in private. Are they at the tan-o? That’s where I’m going.Wait, whoa, whoa, hey, wait — wait a minute. No one wants to go there as much as I do. But she told me she wants to talk to jax alone, so I’m going to respect her wishes. For now. Jax: Do you hear yourself? “Sonny can stay dead”? But he — but he’s not dead. He was just here. I-I was talking to him. And please don’t tell me that he’s some made-up person named mike. No, mike isn’t made-up. And he’s nothing like sonny.

[ Scoffs ] He was pretty quick to threaten me. He told me to leave before I get shot again. I mean, it sounds like the old sonny I’ve always known. No, he didn’t mean it. And mike, he’s just protective of the people he — he loves. Stop calling him mike. Mike — mike is free from the mob, jax. Mike is free from the violence that has haunted sonny his entire life. And mike isn’t grieving a son that was killed. He’s not focused in on revenge and power and greed. Mike can be the good man that he is inside, that he always has been. And gave you what I couldn’t? Honesty? Yes. And you’re paying back his honesty with lies. Okay, so, if we — if we get married, it’s going to be real. You don’t have to be afraid. You’re not going to be in this alone. So we can stay best friends, figure out how to be husband and wife and fall in love and all that stuff. That’s scary. Yeah, I know. But I’m looking forward to it. Me, too.

[ Chuckling ] This is happening? Do you need to hear it? I do. I do. You do.

[ Sighs ] Carly… …will you marry me? With all my heart.

While we’re waiting, why don’tyou tell me about louise? I mean bailey. And start from when she woke up this morning. Was she smiling? Hungry? Fussy? I want to know everything. Dr. Robinson. Are you okay? What — what happened? Oh, I’ll be fine. But your mom, she was with me. She’s been injured. Come on, baby, open your eyes. You’re nothing if not a survivor. You have beat the odds so many times. I need you to beat them again. I need you to wake up, smile at me, and tell me you got this.

[ Monitor beeping ] Hey, curtis? Her blood results are back. Can I talk to you outside?

[ Smooches ] Doc, your face tells me the news isn’t good. So, the normal level of carbon monoxide in an adult who doesn’t smoke is less than 2%. And jordan’s? Jordan’s carboxyhemoglobin level is 58%.

[ Sighing ] Okay, that doesn’t sound good. We’re going to do everything we can, and we’re going to get her levels down quickly. And if that doesn’t work, then we’ll put her in a hyperbaric chamber, because if we don’t do that, we could lose her. Doc… she can’t die. Mike is happy here. Mike has found peace with himself in a way that sonny never has. Do you remember how happy you were when you found out that sasha was your daughter? Mnh. It’s not the same thing. You were so happy to have your child in your life. You were the perfect mother-daughter match. But did your happiness justify valentin’s actions? You were torn apart when you found out the truth. Right? But you weren’t interested in valentin’s good intentions. You only cared that he manipulated you and lied to you, told you what you could and couldn’t know about your own life. I mean, is that what you want for sonny? Of course not! I don’t want to see that kind of pain in his eyes. But you will, nina. That’s inevitable. Eventually, sonny is going to find out the truth about who he really is. I can’t lose mike, jax. I won’t! You won’t lose mike, because he doesn’t exist. He never has. You two hardly know each other. Why would you want to move in together? What better way to get to know each other? We’re having a baby, ma. It makes sense to keep the family together. I’m family, but you don’t think twice about kicking me out. Maybe your new friend vincent novak can help you find a place. Maybe he will. Vincent at least knows how to treat a lady right. Mom, did you not learn anything with your involvement with cyrus renault? My involvement with mr. Renault was a business transaction. Vincent doesn’t want anything from me except the pleasure of my company. And you know what? I’m not discussing this with you anymore. You know what else I’m not discussing? Moving out. It’s not like you’re even there most of the time. Brando’s been busy with his side gigs. Side gigs? W-why do you need extra work? That garage is doing just fine, isn’t it? I need to save up some money for the baby, so I need some extra cash. Brando has some amazing hidden talents. Your son is quite the entertainer.

[ Giggles ] What’s that supposed to mean? I’m a stripper, mom.

[ Coughing ] Mr. Renault wants to remain in control, calling the shots even from prison. At least he’s contained. We no longer have to worry about the threat that his operation once posed to our own. Once we deal with mr. Morgan and mrs. Corinthos, port charles will finally be open to all of us. We can split it three ways and operate as we see fit. We only have one chance to bring down the corinthos organization. Tonight, while the head of the five families are at the wedding, we’ll make our move. Anything from nina? Afraid not. I tell you, if I don’t hear from her soon, I’m going to the tan-o and making sure she’s okay. Good. That mr. Jacks is much too pushy for my taste. But I tell you, nina says she can handle him. I’m sure she can, but only to a point. He’ll try and wear her down. He’ll draw on their history together. I know nina has conflicting feelings where he’s concerned, and I worry that mr. Jacks could undermine her belief in her life that she’s made for herself. How long will you wait? Where’s your watch, mike?

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] I decided to let it go, let the past go, and concentrate on… the future with nina. I need to text josslyn and tell her I’m so sorry for taking off like I did. Actually, I texted her that I found you, so… she called you when she realized I wasn’t home? No, actually, I stopped by to pick up my suit. Your suit. Mm-hmm. It was at the house.

Our house.

[ Sighing ] Oh, wow. I mean, I know you’ve been staying there for months, but staying there is very different from living there and — mm-hmm, yeah, it’s a — it’s a big difference.

[ Sighs ] This is crazy! I mean, it’s just hitting me. We’re getting married. I mean, I-I’ve been so caught up in the politics and the five families and wondering if I could even go through with it, but this is happening. It’s real. Today’s our wedding day.

Oment,it’s my duty as a physician to inform you of the worst-case scenario. You have every right to know what kind of jeopardy that jordan is in. But I don’t believe that there’s any medical value in guesswork or trying to predict an outcome. I do, however, wholeheartedly believe that there’s incredible medical significance to somebody who cares about jordan, like you, hoping for the best. So let’s just do that. Tj: Dr. Gatlin-holt. Hi. How’s my mom? Curtis and I were just discussing her condition, and the blood work is back, and your mom is suffering from severe carbon monoxide poisoning. She only has one kidney. Is s-she in danger of renal failure? It’s a possibility. Her renal functions have been compromised. But, dr. Ashford, we’re monitoring it. Look, why don’t you go see your mom and let her know you’re here with her? I’m going to consult her nephrologist. Have me paged if her condition changes. Well, bailey falls right to sleep. She wakes up about an hour later, you know, fussing. Valentin and I find it really hard not to go in there. So you just let her cry? No! [ Scoffs ] Absolutely not. But, you know, if she wakes up and isn’t crying and is just making noises for attention, then we try to wait it out, you know, see if she could fall asleep on her own. She’s too young for self-soothing, brook lynn. When james was that age, I let him fall asleep in my arms. Well, experts say it’s really important to get a child on a routine. I know routines are important. I have two other children. Are you implying I’m a bad mom?

[ Coughing ] My son?! A stripper?! He’s really good. Okay? Everyone at carly’s bachelorette party was thrilled. He’s very entertaining. He stripped for carly? She was very appreciative. Oh. Well, of course. Of course, she’s the type who would hire a stripper. No class at all! Actually, uh, olivia quartermaine hired me. Beside the point, brando.

[ Chuckles ] You could do anything. Why this? I’m at the garage all day. I needed to find night and weekend gigs, and there aren’t a lot of those that pay well. Stripping does. Mm-hmm. W-what about you, ms. Face of “conception”? Can’t you cough up the cash? I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking about a past that I can’t remember. Well, that’s quite a gesture. I mean, you know, what is a watch compared to the woman that I love and who loves me? Hmm! Your watch was from your past. Yes. You want to show nina that you’re ready to move forward with her. I got everything I need right here with nina.

[ Both laugh ] I am so glad my two favorite people found each other. And you know what? Come hell or high water… I’m not letting nina go. There you go. Whoo! There you go. Isn’t that nice?

[ Chuckles ] You don’t understand. Mike brought me back to life when I lost my daughter… and I lost you. I was so upset and heartbroken, jax. Mike changed all that. The love that we share is real. Then it should be able to survive the truth. I mean, if you really think that he’s gonna choose you over his old life, then at least give him the information to make that choice. But it won’t be a choice because the instant that people know that sonny corinthos is alive, then mike is gonna be trapped in that world again. Because that is his world! Sonny chose it over and over. He made himself kingpin. He was ruthless and ambitious, and he got exactly what he wanted. And you know what? I’m not gonna stand by and let carly marry jason so she can manage his territory when he’s alive and he can manage it himself!

[ Chuckles ] Ohh! Of course! This isn’t about sonny. And it certainly isn’t about me. It’s about carly. Just

to be clear, I’m still committed to the business aspect. I do realize we’re putting on a show for the five families, but like you said, this wedding is about us. Yeah, it — it will be. Then we should celebrate. Oh, yeah. Trust me — maxie is gonna make sure that we celebrate. Not maxie’s celebration.

Our celebration right here at jake’s, where it all began. At jake’s? Jake’s is, uh — jake’s is gone. This is where we first met, where we had our first dance. I mean, I know there’s no pool table or bar, but — yeah, there’s no music. I don’t really hear any music, either. I — I can hear music. You can just follow my lead. Yeah, but w-we’re gonna dance at the reception. That’s a show for everybody else. This would be just for us.

[ Chuckles ]

I think you like dancing. I do not like to dance. Um, but I can’t say no to you.

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh. Sorry. It’s tony. Hey, tony. What is it? W-what’s wrong with her? Okay. All right. Thanks. Uh, one of our people saw commissioner ashford brought to general hospital. Looks like she was attacked. Do you think cyrus was involved? I don’t know. Let’s go find out. I am such an idiot. I should have known this is all about carly for you. Oh, come on. That — that is just not true! I know you’re scared. Okay? You’re scared because you know your happiness with sonny, it can’t last. And even if I kept his identity a secret, eventually he’s going to remember. You don’t know that! No one does! All right. Look. I — I understand if you don’t want to consider carly’s feelings. That’s fine. But you cannot ignore his kids. They’re back in port charles. They’re grieving for their father. And donna and avery, they’re just small children. They deserve their dad in their lives. You don’t think I know that? Remember how it felt to have wiley back in your life? Well, that boy is sonny’s grandson. Doesn’t he have the right to know sonny? Doesn’t sonny — not mike, but sonny — have the right to know wiley? Sasha’s finances are none of your business. Brando and I intend to co-parent our baby, which means that we are splitting the costs down the middle. And you think this is fair? My son is taking his pants off while you have more than enough dough to keep my grandkid in designer onesies. No one asked for your opinion. It’s our baby. We’re gonna make our decision based on what’s important to us. Gladys. What a pleasant surprise. You look lovely as always.

[ Chuckles ] That’s so sweet, vincent. Well, wait till you see what I’m wearing to jason and carly’s wedding. Well, just remember — it’s bad form to overshadow the bride.

[ Chuckles ] Says who?

[ Gladys and vincent laugh ] And here we are. Again.

[ Monitor beeping ] Like when you were waiting on a kidney transplant. But you pulled through then. And you’ll pull through now, right? I mean, who else is — who else is gonna make sure I keep my head on right? And I am not above playing the guilt card here. I’m not. Because you know how much I love you… and how destroyed I would be if you left, so… you’ve got to stay here, mom. Just… stay. I could not stand by while my infant was upset. I’m not just sitting around filing my nails, maxie. I just think it’s better to — to let her try to fall asleep on her own if she can. Is it easier for you to ignore bailey because you’re not really her mother? I don’t ignore bailey. And as long as peter is still out in the world and a threat to you and your daughter, I am bailey lois’ mother, and I will parent her the best way that I can. Portia! We heard that jordan was brought into the E.R. What happened? Yeah, well, I was with her. Jordan and I were trapped in the basement with a gas leak. If curtis hadn’t have found us… we would have died. Do you know who was behind it? Doc, what did jordan’s nephrologist say? If her kidney functions don’t improve, we’ll put her on dialysis. Dialysis?

[ Sighs ]

[ Monitor beeping ] T, you don’t have to go. I just, um — I-I just need a minute. I’ll be right back. You’re really gonna keep all the people who love you worrying? Dad, it’s me. Um, I’m in the E.R. Mom’s here. They — they brought her in with carbon-monoxide poisoning, which is — it’s bad for anyone, but she’s only got one kidney, and that makes it even worse. Thanks. You know, even though we couldn’t be together anymore… …I never stopped loving you. I couldn’t if I tried.

[ Laughs ] What? Nothing. I just love seeing you so happy. Well, you gotta give nina the credit. You know? Well, I’ll be sure and thank her. Not to meddle… hm. …But don’t you think it’s time you made sure she’s okay? Yeah, jax is — he should be getting home by n– okay, yeah. I’ll see you later. Okay. Congratulations. You won. I can’t think of any way to justify keeping sonny away from his kids and… denying avery and donna and wiley a chance to get to know him, so… mike’s gonna find out the truth — that he has this whole other world that I was — I was keeping from him, that he has these people that love him that are waiting for him… that our life here in nixon falls, our time together, it was just an illusion. I’m really sorry. I-I really am. And if you think that I did this to hurt you in any way, you couldn’t be more wrong, okay? Just do me a favor. Let me tell him. Let me tell him in private. If you have any feelings left for me…

[ Scoffs ] …Give me this.

[ Footsteps approach ] Jax: Here’s your chance. There was a body in the basement, and we believe it to be a man named roger barstow? Curtis and I went there to go speak with him, and jordan was there on a different case. Okay, does this have anything to do with cyrus renault? I thought cyrus renault was in prison. Uh, he is, but that does not mean he’s powerless. Well, this, um, barstow was the former employee of a medical clinic by the name of crichton-clark. Maxie, it was your decision to give me your daughter and let me pretend that she was mine and valentin’s, but you should know I love bailey. And I always do what I think is best for her. Brook lynn, I know you’re doing the best you can. But you are not her mother. I am. And I should be making decisions about her care. Okay, well, do you think it’s time that you claim bailey as your own? Tj. Thanks for coming. Hey. Thanks for calling me. Do you know what happened? Not really. No. Someone told me that — that dr. Robinson was here being treated after some accident. What? Portia is here? Yeah. Yeah, she told me that — that she and curtis went to question some guy, and mom showed up. And I don’t — I don’t know how it happened, but she took a blow to the head. She’s — she’s got a concussion, which they’re monitoring, but the — the real problem is the carbon-monoxide poisoning. Do you think this is connected to the work that you were doing with mom? It has to be. Your mom was going to question a man named roger barstow about a possible connection to naomi dreyfus, but I don’t have any idea how portia and curtis got involved. It’s a good thing they did. I — I think they saved mom’s life. Come on, jordan. Don’t break my heart again. Or tj’S. You still have so many great things to do in this world. And I know how much you hate leaving anything unfinished. So fight. Fight as hard as I know you can.

Thank you. I’m gonna be right outside, okay? Jax, please? Let me be the one to tell him. Okay. You get to tell sonny about his past on your own terms. But I am not leaving nixon falls until i know you’ve told him the truth. I’m not gonna go back on my word. I just need to do it my own way. Okay. Yes, but you also need to do it right now. All right. Can you give me a little space, please? I will do it. Fine. I’m not sure it’s safe for me to claim bailey yet, so maybe — austin! Hey. You know, I just remembered — I need to check in with yuri. Um, I don’t want him searching for me in the hospital. I’ll see you later. So, um, how is commissioner ashford? -Maxie, that’s confidential. -Right. Right. Family only. Okay. Maybe we could go back to the question I asked you before we got interrupted. Right. Your question. Yeah. Will you go to jason and carly’s wedding with me? Is that an actual question? Why wouldn’t it be? Because, maxie, you’ve made it clear to me that seeing me is a painful reminder for you of losing your lovely louise. So I don’t understand why you would want me to attend a wedding with you. This is brando, my son, and, uh, his — sasha gilmore. -Nice to meet you both. -Oh, please join us. Unfortunately, sasha and I can’t stay. We have an appointment. We don’t want to be late. Of course. Another time. Be careful. Does your son have a problem with me?

[ Sighs ] He has a short fuse these days. He’s working hard to support his baby-to-be. Ohh. He deserves better. You know, gladys, circumstances can always change. How so? Stick with me, doll… and good things will be coming to you and your family. Do you think that trina and i are still in danger from cyrus? I doubt it, but if I hear something, I’ll let you know. Thank you. I’m gonna check on jordan. How random they’re investigating a guy with ties to crichton-clark. You know, drew was there at one time. Yeah, I heard. Wonder what that investigation’s about. Carly, we have our own things to focus on right now.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh, that’s josslyn saying that we are now officially late. Well, then, we should get going. Okay. I’ll see you at the altar.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yeah. I’m listening. Dad, I told my supervisor I have a family emergency, so another doctor is taking over my rounds for me. Look. Your mom’s tough, tj. All right? She’ll come through this. That’s what I tell myself, but still… it’s all right, bud. Curtis: [ Voice breaking ] Your family needs you.

I need you. They way I see it, you’ve got no choice. You got to come back to us.

[ Exhales shakily ] Jordan?

[ Chuckles ]

[ Line ringing ] Phyllis: Nina?

[ Stammers ] Phyllis. Um, is mike there? No, he accidentally left his phone behind. He’s on his way to the tan-O. Is everything all right? Everything’s fine.

[ Door opens ] Oh. Never mind. Mike’s here now. Um, we’ll talk soon, okay?

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[ Footsteps approach ] Hey.

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portia: You’re not the only one with secrets, jordan. I got one, too. And it’s so bad. Trina doesn’t know the truth about her father… …who he really is. I — and I waited way too long to tell her.

[ Sniffles ] Jordan, I don’t want to leave you… but I need to get us some help. Brook lynn, why are we still waiting? My appointment is over. What’s the hurry? Better question — what’s the point of sticking around?

[ Sighs ] That right there. You are gonna go follow him. Go. Wait. W-why am I following him? And what do I do if he sees me? You say something nice. Oh, I know — ask him for coffee. What? A-are you trying to set me up with austin?

[ Clears throat ] Are you thinking about jake’s? Jake’S. That time in our lives. Sorry I took off like that. Nah, it’s fine. I had spinelli track your phone. I hope you don’t mind. I wasn’t hiding. I’m just…nostalgic. I’m not even sure if that describes this feeling. Mm-hmm. What is it? What’s — what’s going on? It started the other night at the pool when… we were dancing. I, uh — I was, like, right back here. At jake’S. Dancing with you. Feeling everything I used to feel. And it scared me. Who do you think you are coming here, talking about the truth?! You lied to nina. You betrayed nina.

This is the truth, our truth. That’s all we need to know. Nina, what you’re doing is wrong. This is… what do you think nina’s doing?! What — don’t you get it by now?! You’re not mike, and she knows it!

You know, when you offered to come with me to my postpartum appointment, I thought, “wow. She’s really being a good friend.” But, no, as usual, you have an ulterior motive. Of course I do. I am a quartermaine. Okay? And this was a doctor’s appointment, not exactly a night out on the town. Okay. Fair point. Thank you. And now that we know that you have a clean bill of health, you have to go and spend some time with austin. No, I don’T. I don’t understand what the problem is, maxie. Yes, you do! He delivered your baby. He was in the woods with us that night when you gave me your daughter to protect her from peter. Which is exactly what we don’t want austin to remember, so stop pushing me in austin’s direction. He might be a good distraction for you. You know? He could lift your spirits a little bit. Okay. My spirits are fine. They are not. Okay? And spending time with a guy who thinks you’re charming might be the perfect little pick-me-up. Somebody help!

[ Pounding ] Please! Somebody help! Jordan, I’m begging you to keep breathing. Please. Someone will hear us. We’re not gonna die down here. Somebody!

[ Pounding ] Somebody, please! First of all, I am so not ready for another man in my life, and if I was, it certainly wouldn’t be austin, because I’ve had to listen to you go on and on and on and on… about austin and his claims on elq, how he could possibly side with valentin and prevent your father from becoming ceo again.

[ Gasps ] That’s it, isn’t it?! What’s up? How did you put it? You had an “ace in the hole” when it came to austin? You were talking about me, weren’t you? Oh, my god! Hey, hey, hey. How long you been here? Too long! Have you seen leo? I can’t find him! You don’t want to know your real name? What for? I told you. This is my life now. I don’t want anything to change that. So you don’t care that you have a whole family out there who love and miss you? You know what? Yeah, I-I’ve thought about it. I could have been digging a little deeper, but I haven’T. And why didn’t you? That family that you mentioned who love me and miss me so much — where are they? How come they haven’t come looking for me? I don’t know. Nina, what do you think? What do you think mike’s family hasn’t come looking for him? You have no business butting into our business. You lied to nina. You chose your ex-wife over her. You have no right to come here and accuse her of anything! And you have no idea. I may not know who I was, but I know who I am now. And I know nina. Jax: Hm. And she’s been nothing but good to me. She’s my life. Jax. Jax! Leave it alone. Okay? Just leave us alone. Please. Can you just do this one last thing for me? I’m sorry, nina. I can’T. Mike… I need to talk to jax alone. You know, ever since we started talking about the wedding, even before we actually decided, it’s like you’ve been in this fight with yourself. Because I have been. I know why we should marry. I know it’s the best way to keep the family safe. I know it’s great from a business standpoint, but… would sonny want this? I mean, sonny… sonny’s gone. And I miss him every day. But this is about us. We’re the ones getting married, carly. If that’s still what we want. What — are — are you backing out? No. No. I’m just saying that… I mean, we do have the option of calling it off. What about the five families? There would be huge fallout. Wouldn’t be good, but I’ll deal with it. Look, the business is important. But who we are to each other is more important.

no, I don’t think it’s a good idea to leave you alone with him. Mike. I’ll be fine. All right. Are you sure? Because when I came in here, you seemed a little upset. Maybe he’s the one that should go. Before he gets shot again. I’m still the same person I was before. Why do you say that like it’s a good thing? Mike, stop. This isn’t you. This — this isn’t the man that I’ve come to know… and love. Oh, now you’re gonna… use the “l” word, right, to soften me up? Is it working? Not — well, maybe a little bit. Just come on. Let me straighten it out. I’ll get him to understand how much we mean to each other. Okay? All right. I’m gonna go. No. No, no, no. What? In the back? No, you just can’t be in the back. You know that’s not gonna help. Come on. Let me work it out. Trust me. I do trust you, with my life. But I don’t know what he’s capable of. Jax — he just — he wants what’s best for me, right? You mean what he thinks is best for you? Exactly my point, and I’m gonna help him understand that we get to choose what’s best for us, don’t we? And I can’t do that if I’m gonna be worried that you’re gonna bust in here any second to try to rescue me. I know you’re perfectly capable of rescuing yourself, since you did rescue me, right? You do anything to nina, and you’re gonna have to answer to me. I had a feeling you might say that. Trust that feeling. Okay.

[ Door opens and closes ] How long have you been keeping sonny from his family? Jordan? Jordan, answer me! Jordan! Portia: Curtis! Curtis, I’m right here! We’re trapped in the basement!

[ Pounding ] Curtis! Hey, what the hell? Jordan’s unconscious. She has a head wound. You’re gonna have to carry her out. Oh. Oh. Be careful. There’s a gas leak.

[ Coughing ] Yeah. You gonna be okay? Can you make it outside? Oh, I’m fine. Just hurry. Come on, jordan.

[ Portia coughing ] You’re gonna be okay. All right? You’re gonna be okay. Okay? I got you… ned, breathe. Don’t worry. We’re gonna find him. It’s a big hospital. He could be anywhere. Okay. I just spoke with hospital security. They are all over finding leo, dad. Thank you. Thank you. I mean, I-I turned my back for like 10, 15 seconds to talk to the pediatrician upstairs, and then I turned back around, he was gone. Kids do that. I think georgie can teleport. Yeah, well, with spinelli as a dad, I’m not surprised. Look. He’s gonna be fine. I hope you’re right. Okay. I got to call olivia. Brook lynn: Okay.

[ Door opens ] Hey, leo. How you doing? I like this. I thought you might. And you were so brave when you were here the other day and took your tetanus shot. How’s your finger? Good. You know, leo, you’re not scheduled to visit me today. Does your mom know you’re here? What about your stepdad? No. I came to nixon falls because I wanted to see my friend phyllis. I know why you came here. No. Please don’t interrupt me. You want to know what happened, right? And I am trying really hard to tell you. Fine. Go ahead. I was really hurt and heartbroken when I found out what you and carly did to me, that you hid the identity of my daughter. And I’m really sorry that I made a scene at sonny’s funeral, and I am really sorry that I confused wiley. Yeah, speaking of wiley — no, you don’t have to tell me that wiley is sonny’s grandchild. I already know that. Yeah, somehow you’ve justified keeping sonny from his grandson. I will get to that, okay? Okay. So… I came to nixon falls to be with phyllis ’cause she is the person who cares about me, and she doesn’t judge me. And then I saw her, I was on my way out of town, and then I ran into sonny. I couldn’t believe it. Just like you did right now. And then after talking to him, I realized that he lost his memory, and the only clue to his identity was his watch — that he still wears right now — and it said, “to mike, never enough time. Love, A.” And now he calls himself mike. His watch and his father’s name. Nina, when you realized that sonny was alive, why didn’t you tell carly? Carly: Don’t do that. Don’t put yourself in an impossible situation just to make things easier for me. Why — why wouldn’t I? I mean, look where we’re standing. It’s jake’S. It’s where it all began. I mean, you’re the first friend that I made on my own who knew nothing about who I was before the accident. And you always talk about everything I do for you, but why don’t we talk about everything you did for me? You accepted me. You believed in me. You fought for me. I sure did that. Yeah. And I don’t know who I would be if I hadn’t met you, carly. I’m just lucky that I did. I trust you. I trust your instincts. And if you think we shouldn’t get married, then… we shouldn’t do it.

-Come on. Okay. Come on. -Okay. Jordan, hear me? Come on back. Come back. Okay. I got this. Here. Move. Oh. -Hey. -Mr. Quartermaine, we haven’t been able to locate leo yet, but we’re actively looking. All right. Um, should we bring in the police? I think you guys might be looking for somebody. -Oh… -leo. Leo! Oh, my god. Leo. I’ve been looking all over for you. You found him. Actually, leo found me. He was waiting for me in the exam room where I gave him the tetanus shot ’cause he wanted to tell me how much he liked his fidget spinner. Hey. Hey, buddy. Why didn’t you tell me you were gonna go over there? Because I wanted to see dr. Austin! Jax, i did call carly. The second that I found out what was happening to sonny, I tried to tell her. I tried to tell her. Before I could get one word in, she just lit into me. She said that if I sued for any rights to see wiley, that she would dredge up every horrible thing that I’ve ever done in my life. She was relentless, jax! She just kept pounding the hammer on my coffin just over and over and over! And I just couldn’t take it anymore! I knew it was wrong! I know I should have told her, jax, but I couldn’t!

[ Sobs ] And at that moment, I just, like — I — I couldn’t bring myself to even care! Mnh. Jax: Let me get this straight. You kept quiet out of revenge? No. No, I — well — y-yes. Maybe at the moment, I did. W-what about the other moments? Like when I came to visit you here in nixon falls? Or when you went back to port charles because I arranged the — the visit with wiley for you. I mean, how — how can you just stand there holding wiley in your arms when you knew that you were keeping sonny from his entire family? They were still grieving him! How could you do that? A-and for all those months. It doesn’t feel wrong to marry you, jason. I know you’re gonna treat me with respect and you’re gonna be great to my kids. And you never lie to me. I know all that about you. It’s not a question if you’ll be a good husband. I know you’re gonna be a great husband. The problem is jake’S. You know? What — what’s the — 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. So you don’t care that you have a whole family out there who love and miss you? Sonny: That family that you mentioned who love me and miss me so much — where are they? How come they haven’t come looking for me? Jax: Don’t you get it by now?! You’re not mike, and she knows it! I tried to come clean with carly. I thought about coming clean with carly when I went to port charles. And why didn’t you? Because I was — I was visiting wiley, and then she shows up again, and then all of a sudden my visitation is over, it’s wiley’s bedtime, and enough with playing with grandma nina. And then I thought, “you know, back in nixon falls, there’s — there’s this really lovely man, and he’s waiting for me.” Sonny. Mike. -They’re the same person, nina. -No, they’re not. No, they’re not, because sonny is this ruthless mob boss, and mike, he’s different. He’s just a simple guy who wants what he has here, the simple life with his friends phyllis and lenny. And you. And me. Have you told him that you know who he is? That the answers he seeks a-are right in front of him? Why haven’t you told him? Bec– because it — I’ve thought about it a lot of times, but if I told him, then he would look up who he was and he would discover all the crimes that sonny has committed. And even though sonny was okay with it, “mike” wouldn’t be able to live with it. It would change him. Or he might want to return to his old life, whether he remembers it or not. But you didn’t want that, right? Because y-you’re in love with mike. I a– I am. And f-from what I’ve heard, sonny corinthos isn’t a very good guy. I agree with you there. But mike, he’s a good man. He’s devoted and kind. And I got something from mike that I have never gotten from any man — honesty. And how much honesty have you given mike in return? Do you have any idea what a difficult decision this has been for me every single day? But — okay. So the question here is this, jax. Who is better for this world — sonny corinthos, who kills people, or sweet, kind mike? It’s not your decision to make. Okay? ‘Cause there is no mike. There’s only sonny corinthos. And he’s married to carly. But sonny found himself here, who he truly is. He’s mike, and he’s happy, and I’m — jax. I’m happy. Do you want to take that away from me? Again?

As leo with you beforeyou decided to tell someone? 58 seconds. Oh, and my stepbrother just happens to go missing and then shows up with you? Oh, I know this one. You’re implying something. Just that it’s kind of convenient. I mean, you’re trying to ingratiate yourself in my family… our family. …And leo just goes missing, and as soon as we’re about to call the cops, you just show up like you’re the hero? -Brook lynn. -What? Austin treated leo for the cut on his finger a few weeks ago. Leo liked him, so it makes sense that he would seek him out. I just wish you would have asked me first. Yeah, I imagine that you do. That’s just leo being leo. It is just leo being leo. Hey, ned, can I talk to you for a second? Sure. Can you keep an eye on houdini here? Maxie: Yeah, absolutely. Hey, so, I have something here that I think you might get a little kick out of. You just kind of go like that and then you go like that. That’s pretty cool, huh? Her breathing is getting better, but she isn’t regaining consciousness. She got more of whatever was down in that basement than I did. Jordan’s only got one kidney. This has to be making things worse. The gas could put her in danger of renal failure, and the one kidney that she has may be compromised. We have to get her to a hospital right now. Yeah. Right. -I’ll hold her head, okay? -Okay. Come on, jordan. -Come on. -It’s okay. -If this is about elq… -no, no, this is way more important than anything to do with elq. You may recall that I asked olivia to bring leo back in to see me. I do, but olivia thought leo was okay, so I just took him to see his own pediatrician for the all-clear. His finger seems to have healed up nicely. Yeah, it looks great. I didn’t need to see leo about the cut. Then…why did you want a follow-up? I was so surprised when I fell in love with you. I’m so busy chasing after tony and lying to A.J. And… one day, it dawned on me that you were the one I wanted, and I was so, so in love with you. And, of course, I had to get you to fall in love with me, which wasn’t easy because your guard was up, but… little by little, I found a way. And we were so close. Then I slept with sonny, and… everything changed. You left port charles. Sonny and I fell in love. When you came back, those feelings that I felt, I couldn’t let myself feel them, so I locked them away, and I wouldn’t let myself even think about them. I mean, to the point where i really believed they were gone. But now I’m starting to feel them again. I mean, I’m not in love with you yet… but I’m on my way. And I just can’t go there alone. Nina: This watch is evidence of the life that you used to have. You can’t give yourself fully to me until you go out there and you learn everything you can learn about who you used to be before you came to nixon falls. I don’t want to do that. I told you. Until you do… I can’t give you all of me.

[ Exhales deeply ] All I ever wanted is for you to be happy. Good. Then can you leave and forget what you saw here? Oh, I wish I could. I honestly mean that. Everyone at home is grieving sonny. And with his absence from port charles, it’s put everyone in danger, including josslyn. What do you mean? Josslyn’s in danger? You asked me a little while ago, is the world better off with sonny or mike? And it pains me to say this… but port charles needs sonny corinthos. But I thought that wiley and josslyn and everne else would be safer with sonny gone. No, nina. Nina, nina, you have no idea what you’ve done and the lives that you’ve changed, the things you’ve set in motion.

I observed some behavior in leo that I think warrants some attention. What behavior? Oh, no. There’s no cause for concern, ned. Not at all. I just want to observe the kid a little bit more. Why? Do you think there’s something wrong with leo? No, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with anyone. I just — I think that leo could really benefit from seeing a specialist. In what? Well, every human being is different, right? And every child is different because every child is different. And I’ve seen a lot of kids. And what I’m trying to articulate to you is that I think leo would really enjoy learning a more effective way of communicating. At least discuss it with olivia. Actually… I have. I have mentioned that, uh… leo’S…quietness, I guess you could call it, concerns me sometimes. But olivia, she won’t hear it. Well, then, cousin ned, you need to try again. Right? Because some kids really, really benefit from treatment. For…introversion? If he’s shy, then he’s shy, right? But it could be something else. It could be a whole range of other things, and none of them are bad. In fact, this is great. What human being doesn’t deserve the right to learn the skills that help them to connect to the world just a little bit better? Okay. I’ll — I’ll talk to olivia about it. Great. Tell her to reach out to me if she has any questions, and the same goes for you. All right. Hey, and, ned… this has nothing to do with anything other than leo. Nothing at all.

[ Door closes ] Austin is clearly into you. So you keep saying. Yeah, to me, he may be an interloper, but you may see him in a different light. Okay. Let’s stop pretending that this has anything to do with me, because it obviously doesn’T. You would do anything to protect your family business. Exhibit “a” — faking a pregnancy to help save elq from valentin. Hey. No, no, no. I get it. It’s what the quartermaines do. But my pregnancy-faking days are over, and I’m not a quartermaine, so I don’t want to get mixed up in whatever plan it is that you have next. Just invite austin to carly and jason’s wedding. Okay? Just spend a little time with him. Dip your toe in the water. What harm could that do? Okay. Thank you for looking after leo. Yeah, of course. Hey, buddy. Let’s go. Let’s go home. So, uh, did austin try to weasel his way into the family business or what? Something like that. Yeah. Here we go. Okay. All the cards are out on the table. Can you please just spend a little bit of time with him, see where it goes? Can you please do that for me, maxie?

[ Groans ] Nina: There are a million reasons why we should not be together, and with all those reasons and the fear that what we have together could collapse when you find out who you really are… with all of that, I still can’t stay away from you. And if that isn’t love… I don’t know what is. What are you saying? I’m saying that I love you, too, mike. Jax: When sonny disappeared, his business became vulnerable. And by extension, so did carly and the family, and that includes josslyn. Well, I don’t know the ins and outs of the mob business, but I just assumed that jason could handle things and that carly would benefit from that. Okay, you read about cyrus renault? Well, things escalated from there. And jason was either behind bars or on the run, so carly felt like she needed to take over the family business. A-and carly’s only way to maintain power or keep this illusion of peace is by marrying jason. Well, you told me that they were engaged, jax, but I thought it was just for show. I didn’t expect that they’d actually get married. Well, it’s happening. And it’s a little tricky because the bride-to-be is already married to a guy who’s alive and well and being hidden here by you. Carly: I know myself. So if we just stop and we take a step back and we tell everyone that we reconsidered and we’re not gonna get married, I mean, it might be awkward for a little while, but we’ll be fine because I cherish your friendship and I can’t live without your friendship. A-and the butterflies that I’m feeling, they’ll just eventually go away. But if we get married and I keep falling, I’m not gonna stop. And then when you don’t return the feelings… I’m gonna be angry, resentful, and hurt, and I can’t have that between us, so…

[ Sighs ] Why, uh, do you assume that you would be falling alone?

you know, this is very disconcerting. What is? You and this plan. What plan? I-I’m simply encouraging you to spend time with a guy who’s clearly interested. That right there, that is exactly what I’m talking about. Okay? You are pretending like there is no plan when there is obviously a plan. I mean, it’s like, on one hand, you are this total lifesaver. I mean, you’re — you’re great with the baby. You are keeping her safe. You’re loving and protective. My pleasure. And just when I think that I can relax because everything is under control, you start plotting and — and scheming all over these stupid elq shares. First of all, they are not stupid elq shares, okay? They are very valuable, and they are also my great-grandfather’s legacy. Second of all, who are you to talk to me — or anyone, for that matter — about scheming, miss schemer mcschemerson? You could teach a master class. Okay. I am scheming to save my baby. Yeah, it’s still a scheme. That’s okay. They are not mutually exclusive. Says the woman with a blatant ulterior motive. Okay, you know, it is possible that I can love and protect bailey while also wanting to safeguard my family and the company. And by “safeguard,” you mean cut austin out. Maybe. Maybe not. Maybe — maybe austin’s a really nice guy who has a legitimate claim, but you know what would

really help me out? If someone I trust — I don’t know, like you — would spend a little time with him. Okay. Fine. Fine! Thank you. I will do it. Thank you. But if my being around austin just happens to jog his memory about what happened in the woods the night louise was born… I’m gonna blame you. And I will take full responsibility. Whatever that means. -[ Gasps ] Austin. -No, thank you. No, no, no. We didn’t offer you anything. Oh, what you have to offer me is unfounded accusations, but I’m all full up. I’ve had enough for today. Try again tomorrow. Okay. Definitely. And in the meantime, maxie has something she wants to say to you. Maxie? Oh. [ Chuckles ] Well, I, um… maxie, it’s okay. I understand. You told me not to bother you again, and I won’T. No, it’s no bother. I was wondering if you would like to attend the wedding of the century — and by that, I mean the wedding of carly corinthos and jason morgan. I actually planned most of it, and it came out really nice, if I do say so myself. Weddings aren’t my thing. Really? I mean, you could be my plus-one. Curtis: We need some help here!

[ Portia coughing ] So nny: I may not know who I was,but I know who I am now. And I know nina. And she’s been nothing but good to me. She’s my life.

[ Exhales deeply ] As far as carly knows, she’s a widow, jax, and she’s not too far off. The man that carly married is gone. Mike doesn’t even know her, and he doesn’t fit in her glamorous life any more than she fits in his. Okay. No. There’s no justifying this, nina. There — there’s no rationalizing this. So much damage has been done because of your lies. And if you keep this secret about sonny, if you continue it, things are only gonna get worse. Well, what do you expect me to do, jax? He doesn’t know who he is! Because you haven’t told him! You have to come clean. You got to make this right. You have to tell sonny who he is right now. Because the wedding is tonight. I did fall in love with you when michael was a baby. And then, uh — then you were with sonny. And I would only let myself see you as a friend. A friend who I loved. And a friend that I would die for. And that’s how I could justify putting you first. Because I wasn’t “in love” with you or it wasn’t about having you. But now… you know, feelings are coming back. And it’s like you said. We can stop it right now, and it’d just be awkward for a little while, and it’s gonna pass because we’ve definitely been through worse. Yeah. [ Chuckles ] Or we can get married. For real. Spend the rest of our lives together. Can you make that promise? Yes, I can. You’re not just saying that because you think you should? I’m saying it because it’s true.

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Dr. Jen ashton and her finakes — a little out of your jurisdiction, don’t you think? I thought you gave up P.I. Work to run your club. Well, you know what they say — you can take the man out of the P.I. Business, but you can’t take the P.I. Out of the man. Anyway, portia and I got roger barstow to agree to meet with us. Well, I called the local police department before I came, and I also let them know that I was seeking to interview roger barstow. Okay. Cards on the table. Roger barstow might have records connected to drew cain. He may also be connected to naomi dreyfus’ murder. That’s what I think of your restraining order. I hope you realize this could land you in jail. That document is worthless. It’s practically a joke. Well, you know, it’s been about eight months…and one stalker since I’ve been in the mood for jokes. And tearing up that order doesn’t make it any less valid, and you’re violating it right now! All I have to do is call the cops, and you’ll be arrested. You never mentioned a restraining order. Why are you doing this?! To protect us from the stalker, nikolas! Since you won’t! What did you just say? I didn’t say anything to you, spencer. I was talking to esme. Sounds more like you were accusing her. And that you sound defensive. Wonder why. It’s a simple question, esme. Have you seen kiki jerome’s hospital I.D. Badge before? Wait. When was the last time that you — you saw your mom? I-I don’t know. 15, 20 minutes maybe. We were supposed to start getting ready for the wedding, and now she’s nowhere to be found. Okay. Then we need to figure out where she could have gone. Nina: Mm. Mm… so what now? Uh, I think — I think this occasion calls for a trip to philadelphia.

[ Laughs ] What? Why? Well, no, look, we’re gonna find a great restaurant, we’re gonna afterwards listen to great music, and we’re just gonna do it up. “Do it up.” That sounds great. Yeah. All right. Great. Now, I got to get organized here and sort some things out, so… I’ll pick you up in a couple of hours. I can’t wait. Ooh!

[ Smooches ] Ooh. All right. All right. I’ll see you later. See you later.

[ Door opens, closes ]

[ Chuckles ] Jax! Hey. You don’t seem happy to see me. I’m — I’m just in the m-middle of something, and you’re not exactly local. Why do you just show up like this? Look. I don’t want to hold you up from your business, but, uh, my issue’s pressing. Well, whatever issue you have, if it’s not crimson, we’re no longer together, so it doesn’t involve me. Right. Well, I disagree. Because my business

is you… and what I think you’ve been up to here in nixon falls.

and now we have to start asking, how is drew’s disappearance connected to naomi dreyfus’ murder? You know, everyone thinks peter august is responsible for drew’s disappearance. But what does peter have to do with naomi? Or hayden barnes, for that matter. Are you helping curtis with the investigation? Well, apparently, mr. Barstow had medical records from the clinic where he used to work. Crichton-clark. Yeah. So he would be more likely to share those records with a doctor. And I thought it would be, you know, a fun little adventure to ride along on an investigation, but now that I’m here in the middle of nowhere, I-I’m not really so sure. Well, if we find the right information, we could unmask a murderer, maybe help two families find answers to questions about missing loved ones. Right. Well, when you put it that way, it’s easier to get on board. Okay. Um… but looks like we’re not gonna get any answers today. I-I mean, it doesn’t look like anyone’s home. Yeah, the door’s locked, and the house is dark. Maybe mr. Barstow got spooked and he took off. Maybe he’s here, and he’s lying low. What are the odds that your lead on naomi dreyfus’ murder would lead you to the same crichton-clark medical-records keeper that I think could shed a light on drew’s plane crash? Could the cases be connected? Drew’s relationship with crichton-clark is obvious. It’s where he was held up until the point that robin scorpio-drake revived him and helped him escape. So what’s the link to naomi? Well, roger barstow and naomi dreyfus flew to the U.S. Together and booked their seats together. I don’t know why, but I was hoping that mr. Barstow could explain. You doubt that I have done everything humanly possible to protect you? All you did was terrorize your son and his friends and drive spencer from your home! I made a mistake. I legitimately thought — y-you thought your own son would use my worst nightmare against us and copycat ryan chamberlain? And then you went to war over it. Yes. I did. But only to keep our marriage intact. At the expense of your relationship with your only child. Did it ever occur to you that I may not be able to live with that on my conscience? That I’ve already lived the very worst outcome of taking one’s child for granted. That I wouldn’t be able to bear watching you make the same mistake. You — you can justify your behavior with all good intentions… but that’s not gonna get you your son back. And it’s done nothing to appease the actual stalker. And you’re not helping by showing up at kiki’s grave, here in my gallery, uninvited, unimpeded by the guard you hired! Paul will keep you safe from the stalker. Who’s gonna keep me safe from you?! Every time you force yourself into my life, you put me in danger! Worse, you put avery in danger! That is unacceptable! Yeah, which is why you are leaving port charles! So why add a restraining order on top of it? What’s the point?! The point… is the cover it provides. For what? More severe tactics.

[ Door opens, footsteps approach ] I don’t understand. You want to know if I’ve seen someone’s badge at a local hospital which I’ve never visited before? How random is that? Not someone’s badge. The badge that belonged to ava’s daughter, kiki, or, as you referred to her, lauren. That’s not her name? Kiki, lauren. What’s the difference? No one refers to kiki by her given name, but it was on her hospital I.D. Badge, the one they found near ava’s burning car courtesy of the stalker. When kiki was murdered, her full name was all over the news. “Lauren katherine jerome.” I’m sure spence mentioned it to me at some point. We talk about his father and the family he married into all the time. Because you’re so interested? Of course. Everything about spence is interesting to me. I mean, don’t you take an interest in your boyfriend’s family? Come on, trina. Esme has been in town for all of five minutes. Do you really expect her to know all the ins and outs of everybody who’s loosely connected to me? How would she know whether my stepmother’s dead daughter went by lauren or kiki? And what would it matter if she did? You know what? Why don’t we just take this conversation inside? ‘Cause I never got to see the inside of the famous tan-o the last time I was here for obvious reasons. Besides, it’s getting pretty hot out here. No. Jax. Um, jax! Wow. Place is getting renovated, huh? Um, yeah, they’re — they’re just gonna redo the ceiling and maybe some painting, I think. Yeah. Bit of a fixer, this place, huh? Quite a contrast to deception offices. You know, jax, I have no idea why you think my life is any of your business. My life is of no concern to you. Why are you so nervous? I’m not nerv– it’s just — you know what? You show up here ignoring my wishes. I made it perfectly clear that I did not want you here. Jax, we do not have a future together. I know that we don’t have a romantic future together. Besides, there’s, uh, someone new in your life, right? Mike, is it?

look, I’m sure you hadsomething important to do, but you took off without telling anyone, and we really need to start wedding prep, so just call me back, please. All right. I checked with the guard. Your mom did leave 20 minutes ago in her own car, and she said she had to take care of something before the wedding. Like what? Maxie’s handling the details. My mom’s dress is already at the church. The makeup artist is meeting us there. Mom said she wanted to do her own hair. And if she changed her mind and decided to go to the salon, why wouldn’t she text me? And why isn’t she answering her phone? I don’t know. Let’s find out. Spinelli. Drop everything right now. I need you to do something for me. What do you know about mike? Oh, nothing really. I mean, I don’t know much about him at all. I actually went to ava to try to get some information about him, and she was very protective of you, by the way. But she did tell me that you were happy. So I just wanted to make sure that… you weren’t hurting yourself. Jax, mike… he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. When I found out that you and carly hid the identity of my daughter from me, my whole world derailed. And mike is the one that put it back together. When I needed understanding, mike provided that for me. When I needed space,

he gave that to me. And now you have the audacity to come in here unannounced and then cast doubt on a relationship with a man that you have never met? Where is this coming from? A jar of marinara sauce. What the hell are you talking about? I know. It sounds unbelievable. It couldn’t possibly be true. Then again, this “mike” sounds too good to be true. So I’ll make you a deal. I’ll leave town, and I will stop bugging you. And in return, I just want an introduction. I want to meet mike. Who are these two? Where’s paul? I paid him off and sent him home this morning. No, he would have contacted me if that happened. Maybe he was too busy cashing his bonus. In any case, meet bubba and floyd. They’re former ufo. Ufc. They’re former ufc. They were expelled for being too violent. Is this man bothering you, miss jerome? Never mind. Forget I said anything. Right, but, trina, that’s the thing. You did say something. And it’s not like we can pretend we didn’t hear you. Right, because I know how committed you are to honesty and transparency. You marched in here

all fired up, and you insinuated something pretty awful about esme. That she might be ava’s stalker? I think that we deserve an explanation, trina. It’s no secret how protective I am of ava. He’s been good to me, and she’s going through a really horrible time right now. She’s given up her daughter, her husband, and walking away from her entire life. For esme to show up to the gallery and “wish her well” was incredibly self-centered and, in a word, tacky… to a point where I started to wonder if esme’s interest in ava went beyond normal curiosity in her boyfriend’s family. Beyond the normal… to what exactly? Isn’t it strange that barstow agreed to meet us but isn’t here? Could have been innocent. Maybe he got called away. For whatever reason. Or perhaps it was a decoy, and he lured us here as a stall while he got the hell out of town.

[ Door opens ] Commissioner ashford, I know you didn’t just unlawfully enter. Jordan: Oh, of course not. I had probable cause. The window pane on the kitchen door was broken, from the outside. Glass was scattered all over the floor, so… signs of a potential crime scene. And? See for yourselves. I, uh, didn’t see anything that would indicate that anyone was still around. I need to call this in, and I still don’t have any service. Maybe if you get closer to the road? Why don’t I go try? Are you sure? Yeah, it’ll be out in the open. I’ll be fine. Okay. Um, I need to secure the scene for the local P.D. Okay. Yeah. There were some buildings out back. A garage, a shed. I’m gonna go check those out. Okay. Just a reminder — you’re not a cop, so don’t trespass or contaminate the crime scene. Copy that. One more thing. Be careful. You be careful.

Exactly what kind of interestdo you think I have with your boss? And what does her daughter’s name have to do with whether or not I’ve seen some hospital I.D. Badge? Why does it bother you that I’m looking out for ava? It was a simple mistake, guys. Let’s leave it at that. Can we do that, spence? Really? Your “friend” practically accused me of being your stepmother’s stalker. What’s going on here isn’t about me, and it certainly isn’t about ava and her late daughter. It’s about trina and you, spence. So let’s talk about

that elephant in the room. This is my ex-husband. He is very willfully violating the restraining order I have against him.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh! This is a collector in geneva. I have to take this. Fellas, I don’t want him violating the restraining order again. See to it he gets the message. Don’t worry. I’m leaving. Not yet! You know what to do. Wait! Not the face.

[ Groaning ] Damn. Still no service. Hope portia’s having better luck. Sir! Sir! I need you to answer me. Are you hurt? Sir! Roger barstow. Damn it. You can’t meet mike. Why not? For one thing, he’s not here. Well, I can wait. No. No, jax! That’s not a good idea! It’s a sweet deal, nina. I will leave you alone for good. I just want to make sure that I’m leaving you in the hands of someone that is not going to hurt you. He’s not gonna hurt me, jax, and, besides, you forfeited your right to care about me a long time ago! There you go again with the nervousness. I mean, what are you so afraid of? Jax, please. Just leave. Yeah, I know this extreme overreaction has nothing to do with my presence here. You’re in trouble. I can tell. Your intrusion is not welcome, and suddenly you feel like I’m in trouble? Nina, I came here because I still care about you. So talk to me. I can help you. Sonny: Is there a problem here?

[ Groaning ] Enough? Nope. I’m still not feeling any fear. Ava: No! Stop it! Oh, good god! What are you doing?! You said to make sure he got the message. Bubba! I meant intimidate him. You know? Scare him a little bit! Not actually hit him! Sorry. Our bad. Can you get up? Ohh! I’m gonna get some ice…

[ Sighs ] I hoped we could keep this between us girls, but maybe that was naive of me. I was so nervous about coming to spence’s hometown, afraid I wouldn’t make a single friend. Imagine how happy I was to meet you, trina. I mean, you’re smart, you’re down-to-earth, you love art just as much as I do. All the girls at boarding school were so fake and superficial. And here you were, the exact opposite, so authentic and evolved. I totally fell for it. I had no idea you were setting me up. But here you were spinning wild conspiracy theories about me, and why? The only explanation is that you want spence for yourself. There. I finally said it. Love you, too, grandma. Bobbie hasn’t seen her? Nope. This makes no sense. Why would she just take off? Did she get any texts? Did she get any calls that may have rattled her? I mean, she was a little distracted this morning, but in a “oh, my god, I’m getting married” way. Definitely not in a “I’m worried, there’s a crisis” way. Okay. Did anybody stop by to see her? Well, your mom was here. M-my mom? Do you — do you know what they talked about? No, no, I was out on the terrace with trina. I wasn’t a part of the conversation. But it looked like they were getting along fine. I mean, nobody makes an issue of it, but everyone knows that my mom and your mom don’t really get along. Because of A.J. What — what do you know about A.J.? Besides the fact that he’s michael’s biological father? I mean, I know that he had a lot of problems… and that when he and my mom got married, it was a total disaster and that that’s partly my mom’s fault. Did she tell you that? She said it was a long time ago and that everyone acted badly, except for you. She said that she made a hideous mess of things and that you stood by her anyway. And that if she didn’t love you before, she definitely loved you after.

[ Cellphone rings ] Spinelli. Were you able to track down carly’s phone? Okay. Yeah. No, I got it. No. I’ll take it from here. Thank you. Did he find her? I know where your mother is… and I know why she’s there. You’re alive. You’re the one who survived the firehouse dance, not me. Oh, right. And I-I’m very happy that, uh, you know, you bounced back from that bullet. But you’re gonna be in a world of hurt if you don’t stay away from nina. Jax. Wow. You wanted to meet mike. Here he is. “Mike.” You got a problem with my name?

[ Chuckles ] Ohh… boy, this whole situation is problematic, to put it mildly. You wanna fix it? Remove yourself from the tan-O. Yeah, I’m afraid that’s not gonna fix anything. Nina doesn’t want you around. I don’t want you around. Jax. Just leave. Everyone will be better off. Oh, I can think of a few dozen people that would disagree with you. But it’s not your call or business. For me? Please just leave. You know I can’t do that. Not after finding you here and living out some twisted fantasy. The only fantasy is the one in your head. You are not dragging nina back to her old life. She’s happy right here! And you’re happy here with nina, right? Because you can’t remember a damn thing, can you? What are you doing in my house?

Your house? Man, please. I know what the owner of this house looks like. And it ain’t you.

Curtis? Jordan? I’m back! Okay. I guess I’ll wait outside. Curtis? Is anyone down there? Jordan? Curtis? Oh, my god. Jordan. Jordan? Jordan? Can you hear me? Jordan?

[ Weakly ] What happened? Here. Come on. Come on. Let me help you up.

[ Groans ] I couldn’t get a signal, so I came back to the house, and everybody was gone. So, I saw the door open, and I decided to come down here and see what was going on. Aah. [ Winces ] Okay. Easy. You have a head injury. Okay. I think you have a concussion. Did you trip on something? What happened? Someone hit me. Probably the same person that did that. Is he dead? Yeah. Roger barstow won’t be giving us any information. Okay. This is no longer fun. We need to get out of here right now. Come on. Easy. Be careful. You got it? Yeah. It’s locked! Damn it! The door must have closed behind me.

[ Soft hissing ] Portia, what’s that sound?

[ Hissing ] I think it’s the gas pipe.

[ Grunts ] Why are you running? ‘Cause you’re chasing me. Yeah, well, you were in a ransacked house that doesn’t belong to you. What’d you take? I don’t have to answer to you. Oh, yeah? Look. Get up. The cops are on their way, so you don’t have to answer to me, but you better talk to somebody, and you can start about the owner of the house. Now, where is he? He’s with your lady friend. And that’s not a good thing for her.

[ Pounding ] Help us! Help us! Curtis, we’re locked here in the basement! Jordan, the more you yell, the more gas you’re gonna absorb. My phone still doesn’t have a signal. How is he going to know that we’re down here? We got to get out of here. And if we can’t, we got to find a way to get that gas out. I don’T…see any windows or anything anywhere. Maybe, um — storm door. Maybe there’s a storm door.

[ Pounding ] Help us! Oh, there’s got to be a way out of here. Damn it! A tool. A tool. Maybe I can find a tool or something we can use to open — open the door or turn off that gas.

[ Thud ] Jordan? Jordan. Jordan. Jordan. Oh, god. All right. Jordan? Honey, wake up. Come on. Esme — stop! Esme, that’s enough. Enough what? Truth? Trina knows exactly what I’m talking about. We talked about her crush on you the other day. Look, spence, beyond being rich and sophisticated, you’re also really handsome. I know it. And so does trina. I mean, I can’t blame her for being attracted to you. But when we talked the other day, I pitched her another option. Instead of us being catty rivals, I suggested we become friends. I thought we had an understanding, but clearly I was wrong. Trina decided to go the cliché route of trying to turn you against me. I honestly thought she was above that. It’s so… incredibly disappointing. I’m sure you’ll get over it. I know i will. Trina, hold on. No, listen, spence. You are rich and sophisticated, but let’s make one thing perfectly clear. You’re not handsome. Bubba, floyd, wait outside, please. Take your shirt off.

[ Groans ] I don’t think I can move my arms on my own. Ohh!

[ Groans ] Bubba and floyd might not understand the word “message,” but, uh, they get a 10 out of 10 for a job well done, wouldn’t you say? Stop talking. Ohh! What? Ah, I just — a little warning next time. All right. I’m warning you.

[ Chuckles ] Any place else hurt? I know that ploy. I’ve seen that movie. So? It’s a damn good movie. Mike, mike, mike. Wow. A man with no memory. Way to keep up, buddy. That’s old news. Yeah, when m-mike pulled himself out of the river last winter, he lost his memory, jax. Oh. He didn’t know who he was. He had no I.D. He just had a watch with an engraving “never enough time.” Right. “Love, A.” Mm-hmm. And no one — no one recognized him, huh? So — so you ask people to call you mike? That’s right. In this town, they love mike. They gave him a place to stay, a job. He’s happy here. He has a good life. Mm-hmm. And my life got a lot better when nina showed up to meet her old friend, phyllis. Mm-hmm. And what makes you assume this new life is better than your old one? How would I know? Why would I want to know if my life’s great now? As far as I’m concerned… nothing could improve what I have with nina. What you have? We love each other.

Trina. What happened? Come in. I’m sorry to just show up. I know you need to get ready for the wedding. No, it’s — it’s fine. But you’re obviously not. What happened? I just — I need to vent.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. I’m so sorry. Hold on just a second. That might be jason. “Found your mom.” “Thank you. Ask her if I should push back the makeup artist?” Okay, okay. Now that that’s settled, what’s going on? You were right about esme. She’s as bad as you said. No — worse. And I played right into her hands! There isn’t a single vegan option. It’s 2021. How’s that even possible? Okay. I’ve been working on a text to trina. How does this sound? Why are you texting trina? Because I want to check in. I feel bad. You feel bad about defending your girlfriend from a bunch of wild accusations? Except they weren’t so wild. You torched ava’s car, you planted the duplicate of kiki’s hospital badge, and then you slipped and you called her lauren. Trina didn’t imagine any of that. And for us to pretend like she’s just making all of this up? Kind of feels like we’re gaslighting her. Look. It doesn’t feel good to me, either, spence. But what are our options? We could tell trina

part of the truth. I could take the fall for ava’s problems. Or we could tell trina the whole truth — that you concocted a plan to break up your father’s marriage.

[ Scoffs ] Maybe trina will understand. Or she’ll blow everything up and take everything public, which seems likely since she’s so loyal to ava. Who knows? Maybe the truth will bring father and son even closer together. And even ava, to boot. Whatever you want, I’ll stand behind you. Because all I want is for you to be happy. So, spence… what makes you happy? I’m so sorry. I can’T. But I thought — bubba! Floyd! Will you see to it, please, that nikolas gets home? Ava, don’T. And check your mail when you get there. We’ve passed the six-week minimum. Our divorce should be final any day now if it isn’t already.

[ Grunting ] What do you know about jordan? I know that she’ll be dead soon unless you help her. You’re bluffing! No. You’re wasting time that lady doesn’t have! Ungh! Jordan? Jordan, it’s portia. Wake up.

[ Gas hissing ] No, no, no, no. No. This is not the end. Mnh-mnh. Not like this.

[ Weakly ] Curtis… yes, yeah! Yeah. Curtis is gonna find us. Yep. We’re not gonna die. Our children need us. We have far too much life to live, you know? Tj needs you. And trina needs me. I refuse to let my daughter live the rest of her life without me. And I need to tell trina how much I love her. And I need to tell trina the truth. The truth about her father. I figured you’d come back here. You love nina? Why is that so hard to believe? Oh, no, I’m just trying to put the pieces together. Because there is nothing about you, mike, that even remotely fits with the person I’ve always known nina to me. You used to be involved with nina, um, a long time ago. And it — that’s over. You need to accept… and let her go. Oh, you’re right about one thing, mike. There is no going back for nina and me. But what you have is not love. Because it’s built on lies. And it’s time you both face the truth.

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