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You know, when josslyn told me you were gonna get a job at kelly’s, I almost didn’t believe her.

[ Chuckles ] But look — look at you. You’re a working man. Congratulations. Congratulations for what? Landing a job that requires no experience and pays accordingly? Well, everybody’s got to start somewhere. I didn’t start at the top. But you’re working, right? How does it feel?

[ Scoffs ] Like I made the worst mistake of my life. Good morning, austin. Hey, maxie. What are you doing here? Weren’t you here last night? Um, yeah, I was. But, uh, bobbie’s car broke down, so I decided to give her a ride to work this morning and I thought since I’m in the building, I would come and say hello. But if you’re busy… right. No, no. I’M… yeah, I’m sorry. Had a really terrible night last night. It’s nice to see you. Okay. Good. Well, this saves me a trip to the deception office. I need to speak with both you and dr. Gatlin-holt. Yeah, we’re kind of in the middle of something right now. Something more important than finding maxie’s missing daughter? So, gladys is running around town with brook lynn’s corporate credit card and spending it in decidedly un-corporate ways. And then she let slip… that she thinks that brook lynn is pulling a scam on you. How do you do it?

[ Chuckles ] You’re clearly exhausted and yet you remain incredibly handsome. Gladys, what can I say? When you’re around, I perk right up. Well, good morning.

[ Chuckles ] Wow. Mm. Mm. Now it is.

[ Chuckles ] I’m still so happy for you. The audience’s reaction to the artist was amazing. I mean, the savoy was already on its way to being one of the best spots in town. But last night, oh, that kicked it into another gear.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, in more ways than one. What do you mean? I might have some unwanted help that I need to get rid of. Trina: Here you go. Of course, the same ad has been running online for weeks. I just wanted you to see a hard copy. Ha! This looks terrific, trina. And thanks again for bringing this project to my attention. I should be thanking you and elq for underwriting the exhibit. It’s so important to me, and I’m thrilled that we get to be the gallery that displays it to the people of port charles. You know, when you run a large organization, you’re constantly approached for donations because people know they’re tax deductible. But it’s always nice when the project is so well-intentioned. I’m proud to see elq involved with this. You’re also doing this for your wife, right? Because olivia’s a big animal lover? I bet you can’t wait to see her face when you bring her here tonight.

[ Sighs ] Where am I gonna hang you? A large belarusian gentleman said I could come in. I-I hope it’s okay. It’s so much better than okay, robert. Hi.

[ Sighs ] Still can’t believe ned punched you, especially after such a stupid, meaningless little kiss. Okay, livvie, uh, let’s be realistic. That kiss, it was anything but meaningless.

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I would like to ask you both questions about the night your daughter, louise, was kidnapped. We’ve already given statements and answered a bunch of questions. That was before peter resurfaced and claims he has no idea where his daughter is. Which brings us back to square one. Our best shot at finding your daughter is to revisit the people who were actually there the night she was born. And since fake nurse chloe is dead, that leaves the two of you. How do you know peter’s not lying? Nina reeves said peter was blackmailing her to help him find louise. Doesn’t sound like something he’d do if he was lying. Peter is malignant and ruthless. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t say or do to pursue his own agenda. “Do to pursue his own agenda.” That sounds like someone else I know. Okay, that’s enough. I can see you’re letting your personal feelings towards austin color your investigation. Do I need to report you to mac? Oh, come now, gladys. Why would you be surprised that I would delight in the pleasure of your company? I just didn’t know how you’re feeling. Physically. To be honest, I am a little over being stuck in this hospital bed. So why don’t you stick around and entertain me? Come on. I’ve got nothing but time. Tell me a story. Oh, I’m happy to help you fill some time. Uh… doesn’t hurt to… have some privacy. Um, let’s see. Uh… you want a story. Uh, okay. [ Chuckles ] I have a terrific one about my neighbor ethel’s cousin. No, no, no. Tell me a work story. Oh, I answer phones for miss bossy pants. I don’t do anything that matters to anyone as important as you. Gladys, you and I both know a good assistant knows where all the bodies are buried. All right, dad. What is the plan for the elq vote next week?

[ Sighs ] Come on, brook. Can you just give me five minutes till that caffeine kicks in? No. This is way too important to wait. I have plenty of time to strategize over the next week, especially now that austin has withdrawn his claim to elq shares. The last major threat is gone. Oh, come on, dad. Valentin cassadine

is the major threat. You better believe he’s spending all of his time trying to figure out a way to outmaneuver us. The last I checked, valentin was recovering at G.H. So? That just means he has nothing but time to try to find a way to beat us. Don’t pop the champagne just yet. Good point. Okay. I’ll, uh, call michael today. You will? You seem kind of distracted. I’m fine. Tell your face that. You haven’t cracked a smile yet. Does this have anything to do with olivia?

[ Sighs ] I, uh, walked in on her kissing robert scorpio. Oh, no, dad. Are you sure you didn’t misinterpret? I’m sure. And of course, I reacted like a jealous fool and punched him in the face. For all the good it did. I think it’s time that I, uh, face the fact that my marriage is over. We’re friends. We’re good friends. But there’s also something more. I mean, it’s a pull. It’s an attraction. Call it whatever you like, but I know now that — that you’ve kissed me that we can’t deny this any longer. I know. You’re right. And going to monte carlo with you, it… it just made it stronger. You know, as I recall, you were having a problem back then. Well, ned and I have been having problems for a while. You know, I-I, uh… I can’t help but notice that, um… you and I are drawn more to each other when you’re having issues. What are you saying? You seem to use me as an excuse not to deal with stuff with nedley. Do you still think that that music producer linc guy showing up… wasn’t a coincidence? No, I’m convinced someone sent him here as a front. Look, think about this. The band that I originally scheduled to play here live last night… mm-hmm? …Out of nowhere, they canceled with a flimsy excuse. According to brook lynn quartermaine, linc is a pariah in port charles, and he conveniently shows up with an artist that’s eager to perform at a club that was recently in the news for mob activity. Well, when you put it all together, it sounds way too convenient. I think someone wants me to owe linc favor. Who do you think would have sent linc? I think it’s just like dante warned. I do believe the mob is trying to get a foothold in the savoy. So, what prompted you to — to get the job? My dad put ava in charge of my trust and I refused to be under her thumb, so I renounced my inheritance and all that goes with being a cassadine, including my father. Well, I respect your decision not to take the easy way out. You’re being your own person. That’s amazing, right? I’m proud of you.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks, but don’t be too proud. I-I was those close to crawling back to my father. I was planning on telling him and ava whatever they wanted to hear, doing whatever they wanted. What stopped you? A friend called me out.

[ Door closes ] Wow. Trina, this is so exciting. I still have a lot to set up before the showing tonight. I’m so stoked for tonight. I’ll be here to cheer you on. Spence and i have it all mapped out. It’s disney+ day, so we’re gonna be watching “jungle cruise.” Really? Us too. Hm! “Us”? Yeah, joss and me, and maybe cam. After the exhibit, we’re gonna go back to our dorm room, microwave some popcorn, kick back, and stream the movie. It’s the perfect way to decompress. Spence and I are gonna watch “jungle cruise” before the exhibit. Interesting how our plans are the opposite of yours. I wouldn’t say the opposite.

[ Chuckles ] I would. Which is probably for the best. Spence and I need to do our own thing. Great. Well, enjoy the movie. I still have a lot to set up. Oh, uh, if you don’t mind, I have just one question first. Okay. I need to know exactly what’s going on between you and spencer.

so, what did he or she sayto make you change your mind? She. Yeah, she made me realize that I really do value my self-respect, which is a lot more compelling in theory than the reality of working an eight-hour shift here. There’s part of me that wonders if I should just go back to my father and play nice, but it’s just that every time that I show up here, I can’t help but feel like… “whose life is this?” Okay, carly caught me up on everything while I was gone. Okay? Your life now is at kelly’s because of the decisions you made, good or bad. You got to own up to that. And then when you do, then you can figure out… where you’re gonna go from here. Trina: What are you talking about? Nothing is going on between me and spencer. All I know is that spence gave up his trust fund and severed all ties with his father… all because of you. That doesn’t sound like nothing to me. I didn’t stick my nose in spencer’s business. He purposely sought me out. He asked for advice, and I gave it. That’s it. Whatever spencer decided to do, that’s on him. He makes his own decisions. No, not when it comes to you. I mean, spence seems to be taking your advice a lot these days. I can’t help but wonder. You can’t help but wonder what? Are you trying to steal my boyfriend? I-I know how painful this is for you, maxie, but I truly believe our best shot at finding your daughter is to revisit the night that you gave birth. But if you’re not ready to do that, I-I understand. I can’t speak for maxie, but I’m ready to do it. Austin, you don’t have to do this. I don’t have to do anything, but there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do to help you find louise. Thank you. I appreciate your cooperation. A-and you can go. You don’t — yeah, that’s not gonna happen. Someone needs to keep you in line. Okay. Go ahead, chase. Ask away. Well, you are right.

[ Chuckles ] As brook lynn’s executive assistant, I am privy to sensitive information that most of the other office drones know nothing about. Is this sensitive information that i should know something about? You have your own assistant, don’t you? Yeah. Well, if he or she isn’t keeping you well informed, maybe it’s time to find a new one. You could always poach me from brook lynn. Gladys, last time you were here, you said you had something important to tell me, and then brook lynn came in and ushered you right out. Well, she’s not here now. What did you want to say?

[ Sighs ] It was nothing important. What was it? I can’t tell you, because if I do, somebody could get hurt. I’m tired of fighting. I just…. I just want to be happy. I mean, is that so wrong? Of course not. Come here. But… you’re not gonna find it with me. Why not? You make me laugh. I know you care about me. Both true. But you made no secret of the fact that you followed my career. You like the adventure, the — the danger. In your eyes, I’m this…hero — this, uh, larger-than-life character, this… ideal. Robert, come on, that’s just a bunch of bs. You know I-I see you as a real person. I see you as my friend. Are you telling me that when ned doesn’t provide you at home with what you require that you don’t turn to me, a fantasy figure, this thing too good to be true? Why would i not want a partner who I can count on standing by my side? After everything I’ve been through in this life, don’t I deserve that? Yeah. Yeah, that and more. Well, I don’t get that from ned. I cannot rely on him anymore. You opened this club because you were looking for a fresh start, as a way to leave behind all the danger a-and violence of your life as a pi. But now it seems like that danger is knocking on your door again. Well, I’m gonna slam the door in danger’s face. How? I know that you like sonny and jason. But if you ask for their protection, this place will still be known for its mob connections. I left a message for linc to call me back. The first thing I need to figure out is who he’s fronting for. I hope that you do. I-I-I see how hard you’ve worked for this place. And I hate that somebody is trying to come in here and corrupt it. Come here. You’re adorable. You know that? You have been my biggest cheerleader for the savoy ever since we came here on valentine’s day. Remember? On one of my last pi cases? Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Of course I support you, curtis. I see how happy this place has made you. And I hate that someone is trying to come in here and disturb the peace that you have found. No, mnh-mnh. This is my baby, and I will put a stop to anyone that tries to take what’s mine.

e in the same house.Remember? I’ve watched you and olivia over the past few months falling back in love. And, what, you’re just gonna throw in the towel because your problems haven’t gone away? Listen, dad. Nobody’s problems just disappear. That’s called being in a relationship, isn’t it? I thought we were both fighting for our marriage. And then I suggested we take leo to a specialist and she shuts me out. Now that is not a sign of a healing marriage. From olivia’s point of view, because I didn’t rubber-stamp her beliefs, I’m not supporting her. She can’t see that I’m only trying to help leo. I mean, I really do love that little boy. Well, did it ever occur to you that maybe olivia doesn’t need you to solve this problem? Well, how can she when she won’t even be open to the possibility that leo might have an issue? I know I haven’t been a mother for very long, but I do know that if a doctor tried to tell me there’s something wrong with bailey, my first reaction would be to be scared. Come on, dad. We all know that olivia is a terrific mother. So instead of telling her what to do and leaping into action, maybe just try listening to her. You know, help her face whatever fears she’s having. Well, how can I when she goes running off to robert the first chance she gets? She’s your wife. Not robert’S.

[ Sighs ] You’ve got to figure this thing out. Or are you telling me that you’d be okay with losing olivia? I have felt alone so many times in this marriage, robert. I mean, when valentin was trying to do the — the hostile takeover of elq, and ned just kept putting this damn company in front of his family, and he had the nerve to — to be angry with me for going to europe to try to save my own son, because his daughter happened to be in the hospital at the same time?

[ Scoffs ] And then when he wrongly assumes that we are having some kind of an affair, what does he do? Does he — does he give me the benefit of the doubt? Does he ask me? No, he jumps right in bed with alexis. I thought you’d worked that out. Yeah, we tried, and for a while, it seemed like ned was becoming a man that I could trust again. And then this whole thing with leo happens, and once again, he cannot take my side. But he thinks the world of leo. That’s — that’s never been in question. The point is, he’s not being a partner to me. That the problem? ‘Cause from where I’m standing, it looks like you’re scared. I know I made a mistake, and I’m paying for it now. I got this humiliating minimum-wage job. I turned down ava’s horrible deal, which would have made my life much easier, but I didn’t want to be under ava’s control. I feel like I’m doing a pretty good job manning up here. What else can I do to prove it to you? You — you broke my trust, so it’s gonna take a little while to earn that back. Really? That’s all you have to say? You can’t even give me a hint where to start? Stop looking for shortcuts. I always felt that your — your father gave you too many privileges. This isn’t about shortcuts. This is about working hard. Gotta get used to that. So if you tell me what you know, someone will get hurt. Who will get hurt? Uh, I-I — no. I just mean gossip in general. I mean, when people say things they shouldn’t, others can get hurt. No, no, the other day you had something very specific to tell me, but then brook lynn showed up and rushed you away. So I think it has something to do with her. Is it something that concerns me? N-no, you totally misunderstood what I was saying. Gladys, I don’t know why you’re being evasive, but there’s something you should know. I can be very generous to those kind enough to help me. That’s good to know. Likewise, I can be very uncharitable to those who cross me. So you need to ask yourself, do you want to be on my bad side? Do you see the sparkling water? Uh, yep, I see it. Whatever happened with that mystery man? Tj’s patient, who also ran into me and then came here, always asking questions about you. Did he ever show up again? Not that I’m aware of. Why? I don’t necessarily know if it’s worth mentioning. I don’t have any proof. It’s just a feeling that I’m getting. All right, well, I’m a big believer in feelings. So go ahead. A man shows up in town asking questions about you. Yeah. And now the mob seems to be making a move on the savoy. Could they be related? I just don’t know. According to n’neka, the man asked just as many questions about live music as he did about me. And on the other hand, I can’t rule anything out.

[ Watch beeps ] Ugh. I gotta go to work.

[ Sighs ] Oh, thank you. Yeah. There you go. Let me help you out here. Thank you. Just, please, curtis, just be careful. You know I will.

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, linc. I’m glad that you got back to me so soon. Congratulations on your big success last night. It’s all over social media. Yeah, I’ve noticed that. You know, I couldn’t have done anything without your last-minute save. Well, the savoy is a great spot. My guys really loved playing there, and I’m just happy I could connect the two of you. Well, that’s exactly why I called you. Why don’t you come down to the savoy today and we can talk about a potential future partnership?

You know what? There’s alwaysmore than one option in life. You ever considered apologizing to ava?

[ Chuckles ] You didn’t just suggest that. Well, you know, she’s not my favorite person in the world, but she is the mother of my daughter. And it’s not about, really, ava. It’s about you. So you’re saying that if I apologize to ava, you’ll trust me again. No, no, no, no, no. This isn’t transactional. If you apologize to ava, it’s because you’re gonna do it sincerely because you messed up, and you’re gonna own up to that. I have owned up to it. Really? Yeah. Okay, listen, your behavior has hurt a lot of people, including my daughter. You’re not a kid anymore. Do you get it? You can’t just excuse everything away. You know better than that, ’cause if you don’t, I can’t help you. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were threatening me. Gladys, I don’t want to threaten you, I really don’T. But this is your last chance. Please tell me what you know. I can say this much — you shouldn’t trust brook lynn. Why not? No, t-that’s all I can say. Then you disappoint me.

[ Knock on door ][ Door opens ] Hey. If you’re up for it, valentin, I have a few questions for you. You — you have good timing, detective. Valentin and I are done. Do I want to know? Must be happy hour somewhere. What can I do for you, chase? How well do you know austin gatlin-holt? You really went after chase there, didn’t you?

[ Scoffs ] He’s only trying to do his job. I think chase is a good guy. I’m just sick of everyone being so suspicious of you. It’s frustrating. I mean, my baby is out there somewhere, and the police keep focusing on the wrong guy. Thanks. Really lucky to have you in my corner. Likewise. Excuse me. Gladys, hey. You okay? Uh, I’ve had the worst morning. Oh, sorry to hear that. Want to get some coffee? You can tell me all about it. Ah, not today. I-I got a lot on my plate. Okay, some other day. Okay, gladys, does brook lynn know you’re not in the office? You should really try lightening up, maxie, or you’re gonna need a ton of deception’s wrinkle cream.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Okay. I didn’t know you were friends with her. Of course I don’t want my marriage to end. I love olivia. But if we can’t get on the same page, what chance do we have? I know you want what’s best for leo, and so does olivia. Maybe if you guys come together on that common ground, go from there. Well, it takes two people to make a marriage work, and I’m really starting to wonder if olivia’s heart just isn’t in it anymore. Olivia: The only thing I am afraid of is spending the rest of my life in a marriage with a partner who does not support me and doesn’t trust me. You don’t think for a moment here that ned may not be thinking the same thing? All right, think for one minute. What if ned is right about leo? I mean, you’ve simply got to do what he suggests, and if he’s wrong, then he’s gonna back off. It doesn’t sound so threatening when you say it like that. You know, I’ve always looked at you as a very brave woman. Are you prepared to be wrong in this case? I would do anything for leo. There you have it. You can be the hero in your own story.

Oh, sonny! Hi! Oh, gosh. I heard what happened to you. Yeah. Oh, my gosh. I’m so happy to see you with my own eyes. I’m glad you’re home safe. Yeah, so am I. Ah. Um, so, uh, michael says that, uh, you have a daughter. Yeah. Bailey.

[ Laughs ] She’s perfect. I swear, every day, I feel like she’s changing and discovering something new. I feel like I can’t keep up. Yeah, that’s a great age. It’s a magical age. Yeah. My kids were great. And then they start talking, which is even better. Uh, but you don’t want them to be teenagers ’cause then they start talking back at you, right?

[ Laughs ] So, listen, uh, bring bailey by the house so I can meet her ins-instead of, you know, watching valentin lurking around. You got it.

[ Chuckles ] Now that I’m back to work, I’ve been going over the investigation into maxie’s baby’s kidnapping. You’ve done business with austin, right? Yeah. Did he ever say anything about the case? Well, he was particularly helpful when anna and i visited pautuck investigating the case. He seemed legitimately interested in finding louise. Okay, thanks. Um, if you can think of anything else, you know where to find me. You bet. Oh, and I-I wish you a speedy recovery. You know, brook lynn would never admit it, but I know she misses having you around the house. Right. I know you two are tight, and, uh, I would never ask you to betray her trust, but, um, is she okay? She seems a little frazzled.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, that’s a good word to use. She’s definitely stressed about something. Seeing linc, her old music producer, at the savoy last night certainly didn’t help. Is he still around? He’s awful. Is she okay? Yeah, I stepped in, kept him away from brook lynn. I guess she gave yuri the slip, huh? She tends to do that. There was one night when she got yuri to build bailey’s crib, despite the fact that there were plenty other staff that could have done that. There was the night she snuck out for a girls’ night. And of course she ended up giving birth to bailey in a hotel room. If yuri had been there, he could have made sure she got to the hospital and I could have been there for the birth of my daughter, but didn’t happen. Brook lynn made sure she was all alone. I’ll always be here for you. Oops. Gotta go. What? Steal your boyfriend? I don’t know why you think that, but, no, that’s not me. Spencer and I are friends, and that’s it. And if you have a problem with that, you can take it up with him. Okay, then. We’re good. And I feel really silly at how much I needed to hear you say that. But you understand where I’m coming from, right? No, I don’T. It’s just that certain…friendships can push the boundaries of what’s appropriate and what’s not. Spence talking to you about his inheritance and his dad — that’s just… way too intimate. Wait. Are you telling me not to be friends with spencer? I’m just gently suggesting that the next time spence tries to engage you in such an intimate conversation, you just remind him that certain topics are off limits for A…friend of the opposite sex. Well, esme, I think we’re just gonna have to agree to disagree, because if any friend comes to me asking for advice, I’m gonna help them, no questions about it, because that’s who i am. Curtis: Thank you for coming in, linc. I know you’re a busy man as well, so I’ll get right to the point. Now that I’ve launched the savoy, things are going well, I am focused on my next goal. I want to make this the number-one place in port charles for people to listen to live music. In order for me to do that, I’m gonna need help — help from someone like you and all your many contacts. Yeah, I’d be up for that. Okay. Well, before we enter a partnership, I need to know that I can trust you. So I’m giving you this opportunity right now to tell me anything I need to know about the people you do business with. Wait. If you don’t trust me, I can’t partner with you. Okay, you know what? You’re not going anywhere, linc… until you admit that you weren’t here by coincidence the other night, that someone sent you. Okay. You’re right. I owe someone a favor, that’s all. Who? Someone who wants to remain anonymous. Linc, I used to be a cop, after that a P.I. I could go through all the skeletons in your closet if I wanted to. Now, why don’t you make it easier on both of us and just talk to me? Are you working with the mob? The mob? [ Scoffs ] No, absolutely not. Then who sent you? Was it this man? I’ll take that as a yes.

You obviously know this man. Who is he? I can’t say. You said he’s not with the mob. So what is he? Because I’m gonna tell you something, linc. There’s no way I’m letting some jerk muscle his way in on my business. Look, I’m just the messenger. Look, linc, whoever he is, he’s been asking questions about me and my family all over town. Now, who is he? Man: Let him be! You, get lost. I’m the one you want, my man. What were you and robert talking about? We were just clearing the air. What’s this? Ned: There’s an exhibit tonight at the jerome gallery. It’s being underwritten by elq charities. If you can make it, you should come. Elq is making a matching donation to the local animal shelter. Yeah. I know it’s an important charity for you. Still here, huh? Yes. Because, trina, I want you to know I respect you being such a good friend to spence, and I really appreciate you listening to what I had to say. I hope you’ll think about it. I’m excited for the show tonight. Break a leg. Sonny! I feel like you’ve been avoiding me. Gee, wonder why? We need to catch up. We have so much to talk about. Why don’t we start with you telling cyrus that me and my family were harboring dev illegally? Just, uh, something that came up in conversation. I bet. Bring bailey by. I want to see her. Got it. Did you really think sonny would side with you over me? So, I ran into gladys at the savoy the other night, and we sat at the bar and we chatted, and she seems like somebody who could use someone to talk to right now. Okay, take my advice. Steer clear of gladys. She does whatever it takes to get ahead. This is ironic coming from the woman who calls brook lynn quartermaine her bff.

[ Gasps ] Yeah, I don’t know what you see in her. I don’t question it. I just accept it. You can’t afford me the same courtesy? I’m in your corner, remember? Gladys is shady. Well, at least she’s up-front about it. What was that comment to sonny about? I swear I haven’t told anyone valentin isn’t bailey’s father. Keep it that way, or paulie’s gonna be pissed. Who’s paulie? Yuri, brook lynn is in danger from peter august. It is imperative that you watch her every move — everyone she sees, everywhere she goes. It’s the only way we’re gonna protect her. I’m counting on you, yuri. Remember, I need to know every last detail of her day. We were just discussing some deception business. You know, just because you’re a detective doesn’t mean you can just sneak up on people like that. How long were you standing there? I just got here. Why are you lying to me? I have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re lying about the night bailey was born. All right, who’s not in? You know, I think I better be going. I have something in my eye. Would you cash me in– come on, spence– cash me in, scooter! Take it easy. I hope his eye’s ok. Well, this game is over. I’m outta here. Yeah, me, too. You know, I haven’t seen much of my wife this week.

[Door opens] Want to go to a strip club? Sure. Ok, the game is called spank your sister.

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