GH Transcript Wednesday, March 9, 2022

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Dante: Alright, alright, Anna. Thanks, anyway.

Drew: So that didn’t sound good.

Dante: Peter’s belongings have already been delivered, and it’s too late to recall the messenger.

Sam: I’ll reach out to Maxie.

Dante: It’s not Maxie. He stipulated someone else as executor of his estate.

Sam: Who?

Dante: Someone who hates him probably just as much as we do.

Drew: Britt. August made her his executor.


Britt: [ Scoffs ] Typical Peter. He knew I loathed him, that I — I couldn’t wait to be rid of him.  Of course he appointed me his executor. His way of tormenting me from beyond the grave.

Maxie: Well, can you refuse to be the executor? You know, send the box back?

Britt: I have a better idea.

Maxie: Ooh, we open it.

Britt: We call the bomb squad.

Dante: Alright, alright, Anna. Thanks, anyway.

Drew: So that didn’t sound good.

Dante: Peter’s belongings have already been delivered, and it’s too late to recall the messenger.

Sam: I’ll reach out to Maxie.

Dante: It’s not Maxie. He stipulated someone else as executor of his estate.

Sam: Who?

Dante: Someone who hates him probably just as much as we do.

Drew: Britt. August made her his executor.


Britt: [ Scoffs ] Typical Peter. He knew I loathed him, that I — I couldn’t wait to be rid of him.  Of course he appointed me his executor. His way of tormenting me from beyond the grave.

Maxie: Well, can you refuse to be the executor? You know, send the box back?

Britt: I have a better idea.

Maxie: Ooh, we open it.

Britt: We call the bomb squad.


Sasha: Ooh, I can’t believe we’re actually eloping in Niagara Falls. We’re — we’re on our way to get married right now.

Brando: I know. I have to keep pinching myself to remind myself that I’m not dreaming.

Sasha: It is not a dream. At the other end of this road is a wedding chapel and the start of our life together as husband and wife! [ Giggles ]


Gladys: Brando, it’s your mother. Again. Why aren’t you returning my calls? I know you’re on a getaway with Sasha to have time alone, but I’m worried about you — and Sasha. At the very least, could you please just send a text? Let me know the two of you are okay? I don’t know, maybe send a picture of where you’re staying. Especially let me know when you’re coming back. I love you.

Lucy: May I offer a word of advice?

Gladys: No. I’m off the clock.

Lucy:  I know. It’s not about work. I just want you to listen, okay? I know that you’re worried. But Brando and Sasha, they deserve all the time they need to heal. And when they come home, Sasha is going to be rested and relaxed… and a whole lot richer.

Gladys: Yeah, well, money isn’t everything.


Victor: To a new beginning for the entire Cassadine clan. I’m sorry. I thought we were all on the same page. Now I have to wonder whether this invitation to your vow renewal is a real olive branch or just a way of using my genuine love of family for your own purposes.


Guard: You know, for a guy that can’t walk or talk, you sure know how to get under people’s skin. [ Lock beeps, disengages ] Ooh, especially that hot new intern. Oh, man. [ Sighs ] I’d sure like to be the one to rile her up. You know what I mean? [ Cellphone chimes ]


Brando: I thought taking the back roads would be a shortcut to the wedding chapel.

Sasha: In other words… you’re lost?

Brando: [ Scoffs ]

Sasha: Put your pride aside and turn on the GPS.

Brando: [ Chuckles ] I hate to admit this, but the GPS went out and I didn’t want to take the time to fix it.

Sasha: So much for marrying a mechanic and never having car problems. Here I was looking forward to all those free tune-ups.

Brando: Oh, okay, well, for the record, the GPS is more of a computer issue, not a mechanical issue.

Sasha: [ Chuckles ] Let me see if I can use a directions app… can’t get a signal. There’s a downside to being out in the middle of nowhere.

Brando: Don’t worry. I’m not one of those guys who hates stopping and asking a local for directions.

Sasha: What locals? We haven’t passed a gas station or even another car for miles. [ Sighs ] What if we’re really lost?

Brando: We’ll figure it out.

Sasha: Will we? Are we lost… or have you changed your mind about getting married?


Lucy: Did I just hear you right? You said “money isn’t everything”? That doesn’t sound like you. Oh, no! Do you feel okay? Do you have a temperature? Ohh!

Glady: I was kidding, of course. Now, I know that Maxie’s back. You’re full speed ahead to take deception public. What does that actually mean for Sasha?

Lucy: Well, you know that Sasha is a partner in deception, and thanks to Michael Corinthos’ ninja negotiating skills… you know, talk about having the right boyfriend at the right time. I just wanted a brand-new “face of deception,” but he wrangled an equity stake for Sasha in the company, which I don’t regret at all. She has been an incredible asset. Anyway, the point is, is that when we do take deception public, that girl is going to get a large share of stocks and her net worth is going to skyrocket.

Gladys: My Brando sure knows how to pick ’em. I always knew that Gilmore girl had potential.

Lucy: Really? You know, that’s not exactly how I remember it. Since when did you become team Sasha?

Brando: Come on. Any mother would have doubts about Sasha’s history. She was a supermodel. She was leading a supermodel lifestyle, hanging out with gangsters, snorting illegal substances.

Lucy: Wow! So very subtle.

Gladys: But then I saw how brave Sasha was when she and Brando lost little Liam. [ Sighs ]

Lucy: You’re right, I do not doubt her bravery, and she was very courageous. [ Inhales sharply ] But you know what? I still — I just — I just am kind of worried that she’s rushing her recovery by coming back to work so soon.

Gladys:  I had the same feeling, but every time I mentioned it, she shut me down. Uh, politely, you know? Her manners are impeccable, of course, but a wall is still a wall no matter how pretty it’s painted.

Lucy: Maybe it’s — it’s not really right for us to expect that Sasha doesn’t think we should probably respect her privacy. See what I’m saying? We got to respect her privacy, I think, really.

Gladys: Lucy, I’m asking you something. Is there something wrong with Sasha? Something Brando’s mother should know?


Dante: Yeah. Britt. How’d you know?

Drew: Well, I just saw the dynamic when we were all on Cassadine island together. Peter used Britt as leverage to control Jason and her mom, but Britt never backed down. I mean, she let him have it about the — the hell that he put Maxie through, about supposedly hating Faison and then essentially following in his footsteps.

Dante: Ooh, I bet Peter didn’t like hearing that.

Drew: No, he did not. But I think on — on some level, envied his sister and… even though she was the prisoner, she had more agency than Peter did, so it makes kind of — it makes sense that he would mess with her any way he could, make her the executor just so she’d have to acknowledge his existence and not forget about him.

Dante: He probably got a kick out of the fact that he’s forcing her to deal with whatever he left behind.

Drew: So we go to Britt, and we have her plant the bait. And then we let word get back to Victor what Peter left behind.

Sam: I don’t know. There might be a problem with your plan.

Dante: What? What’s the problem?

Sam: Does Britt strike either one of you as the kind of person that’s going to safeguard Peter’s personal effects?


Maxie: Well, what did Anna say?

Britt: The WSB x-rayed and vetted the contents. There’s nothing dangerous inside — no toxic substances or anything potentially lethal.

Maxie: Okay, so if it’s harmless, what are you gonna do with it?

Britt: I never said it was harmless. It came from Peter, remember? And he knows how much I hated him. I mean, who knows what he left me to mess with my head? Fortunately, there is a dumpster in the alley behind the hotel.

Maxie: So…?

Britt: So this is going in the garbage where it belongs.

Maxie: What? Wait, Britt! No, don’t do that.


Nikolas: When I thanked you for interceding on my behalf with Spencer, that was very sincere. I meant what I said.

Ava: I confess. I advised Nikolas to be careful of you at first, but that was before I could see for myself that your heart is clearly in the right place…this time.

Victor: Laura has been doing her best to turn my family against me.

Nikolas: My mother can be overprotective at times. But given your past and your recent association with Peter, can you really blame her?

Victor: Oh, for the last time, my dealings with Peter August were extremely limited and, yes, a regrettable lapse in judgment, but I’m not the only one here. Peter deceived a great many people, including the formidable Anna Devane. But the man is, thankfully, dead, and may the discord he caused die with him. As for Laura [Sighs] For the well-being of my family, I agree to give her a pass — something which, for the record, she would not do for me.

Ava: That’s so big of you, Victor.

Victor: Yeah, well, consider it a wedding present.

Ava: Well, the real gift would be bringing us all together when Nikolas and I renew our vows. Of course, we can’t be certain that Spencer will accept our invitation.

Victor: Oh, I — I have a good feeling about this. After all [Chuckles] His significant other supports a father-son reconciliation, and Esme seems to hold great sway with Spencer.


[ Lock beeps, disengages ]

Esme: I know your death stare terrifies most people, but I’m not most people. What were you thinking out there in the dayroom? Speaking out loud? Don’t you realize someone could have heard you when you opened your mouth to snap at me? After all your planning, all your months of silence, you could have blown the whole thing just to scold me.

Ryan: Actually, I was thinking about you… …and how you’ve failed me.


Brando: I want to marry you more than ever. What makes you think I’d change my mind?

Sasha: I’m sorry for doubting you, Brando. But if the GPS isn’t working and we’re lost, then what do we do?

Brando: We are not a completely lost. Roll down your window. [ Water rushing in distance ] You hear that?

Sasha: I do. We’re by a river.

Brando: Right. We are on a back road that runs alongside the river. If you listen hard, you can hear wedding bells. [ Bells tolling in distance ] Those bells are ringing for another couple.

[ Tolling continues ]

Sasha: And soon they will be ringing for us. And for Liam. His brief life will have meaning because… we will know and — and the whole world will know that he was born out of love.


Lucy: I admit that Maxie and I are a bit worried about Sasha coming back to work too soon after the trauma of losing Liam. And, um, speaking from firsthand experience, those kind of wounds take a long time to heal… if they ever heal at all.

Gladys: I tried to get through to her. She shut me out. I — it seemed that with my Brando’s help she was getting better…

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: …And [Sighs] I still believe Sasha will heal… [ Chuckles ] …Especially when she gets back from that getaway and realizes what this IPO is going to do for the future of our family. But what if this getaway is just an escape from reality?


Britt: There’s no way you’re feeling sentimental about Peter.

Maxie: Hey, I am not feeling sentimental, but Bailey is Peter’s only child. Maybe he left something for her.

Britt: [ Chuckles ] Like he wrote her a letter?

Maxie: I’m hoping he left her something of financial value.

Britt: Look, I take my role as “Aunt Britt” very seriously, and I don’t want my niece growing up with anything of Peter’s to drag her down.

Maxie: I totally agree with you, and if there is nothing in that box worth keeping, I will help you junk it.

Britt: Okay, fine. But let’s open it out on the terrace just in case there’s something inside that makes us howl with rage and disgust.

Maxie: Good idea.


[ Cellphone ringing ]

Dante: It’s Anna. I better take it. Hey, what’s going on?

Drew: [ Exhales sharply ]

Sam: Hey. Are you okay? Are you sure there’s no way that that card can affect you?

Drew: I know it won’t. It’s not the right card.

Sam: [ Sighs ]

Drew: But Victor’s not going to know that. When he tries to activate me, then we’ll know what he’s up to.

Sam: Okay, but you know that that card… is the hook and you’re the bait. And if Victor does realize that something’s going on… you’re going to be at risk. Are you willing to do this? I mean, I’m not going to judge you if you back out.

Drew: No, I’m doing it. I want to take Victor down as much as you do.

Sam: Yeah.

Dante: Alright, uh, Britt’s at the metro court, and she’s already got Peter’s belongings.

Britt: Well, it’s too late, then. There’s no way Britt’s going to hold on to his belongings.

Drew: Well, we got to try. We got to try. We got to move.


Victor: I believe that where Esme goes, Spencer will follow.

Nikolas: I’ve agreed we should include Spencer in the vow renewal once he’s finished his time at Spring Ridge. As far as inviting Esme, I mean, do I have to remind you she is the one that torched Ava’s car?

Victor: [ Scoffs ] Well, do I have to remind you that Spencer dislikes Ava as much as you dislike Esme? Look, if you want your son to put aside his pride and celebrate your vows, how can you exclude the young woman who has such an influence on Spencer’s young life?

Ava: Well, I wouldn’t say that Esme’s influence has exactly been positive.

Victor: [ Sighs ] If we’re all going to start throwing stones, Ava, none of us are going to walk away unbruised.

Nikolas: [ Sighs ] Unfortunately, I think my uncle… is right. Either it’s an inclusive family celebration or it isn’t. Thank you for reminding me. I owe you.

Victor: I’ll add it to your tab. [ Inhales sharply ] Meanwhile, I should leave the two of you to get along with your guest list.

Ava: Mm.

Victor: You won’t regret this, Nikolas.

Nikolas: What the hell happened to our intimate, romantic celebration for two?

Ava: Well, you know, we said it would be a night to remember. And with our new guest list, that’s…bound to be true.


Ryan: I am so disappointed in you, Esme. You had one job — break up Ava and Nikolas. I’ve had to continue this exhausting charade pretending to be as animated as an eggplant! You have totally lost sight of the prize.

Esme: That’s not fair. I did everything I could to help Spence terrorize Ava in hopes that she’d leave Nikolas. I thought leaving her dead daughter’s hospital badge by her burnt car was an inspired idea. It is not my fault that Ava’s love for Spence’s dad is stronger than her fear of a stalker.

Ryan: Ava doesn’t love Nikolas. She only thinks she does. And you’ve been wasting your time playing this adolescent game of kiss-and-tell with Spencer and his friends.

Esme: What I’m doing is trying to make sure my relationship with Spence looks real. If I’m not convincing, someone might get suspicious. But my loyalty, first and last, is always to you.

Ryan: So you say.

Esme: [ Exhales sharply ] Please. I’ll do anything. Just — just let me prove it to you. Daddy. You like it when I call you that, don’t you?

Ryan: You know I do. But as the saying goes, Esme, be careful what you wish for.


Sasha: Okay, I know it’s a back road, but can’t we drive a little faster?

Brando: [ Chuckling ] That’s a negative.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Sasha: [ Gasps ] Look at that! We have cell service again!

Brando: Ah. Who’s calling? Maxie? Lucy?

Sasha: Your mom.

Brando: Ah. Well, I have been ignoring her calls. But that is my mom — if one way doesn’t work, she will find another.

[ Ringing continues ]

Sasha: Gladys! What a nice surprise.

Gladys: Hello, Sasha. Hi. I-I know you and Brando are on a little getaway, and I don’t mean to interrupt, but I haven’t heard anything from Brando. And, naturally, as a mother, I’m concerned. Is everything okay?

Sasha: I’m sorry, Gladys. We have really spotty coverage here in the falls, so you’re — you’re breaking up on me, but — but I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about when we get back.

Gladys: Oh — oh — hello? Hello?

Lucy: Oh! Darn it! Bad connection, huh?

Gladys: Sasha couldn’t wait to get off the call, though she did blame the bad reception at the falls.

Lucy: The falls, as in… Niagara Falls? Is that where they went?

Gladys: What’s wrong with Niagara Falls?

Lucy: Nothing. You know, I think I got married there. No, no. I didn’t get married there. I-I think I almost got married there once.

Gladys: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Mm. Yeah, ’cause if you can’t make it to Vegas, you just head to Niagara for a little quickie wedding. [ Chuckles ] Hm! Mnh! You don’t think that’s what they’re doing, do you?


Nikolas: Maybe while I’m making the drinks, you can explain… your about-face. When did you go from suspecting that Victor was up to no good to inviting him to our vow renewal?

Ava: [ Breathes deeply ] Well, if you must know, your mother asked me to keep Victor close. We all do know that he is up to something!

Nikolas: Well, that’s safe to assume. It’s the Cassadine way.

Ava: Your mother is — is mostly worried about Spencer, knowing that he is susceptible to Victor’s “generosity.”

Nikolas: I see. And knowing my mother, she’s concerned that I might be susceptible, too. Is that the gist?


Britt: Okay, I can still change my mind and I can drop this off the balcony and watch Peter’s belongings just shatter on the ground.

Maxie: Okay. Wait one second. If you destroy that box — you know, toss it, burn it, drop it in a vat of battery acid — aren’t you always gonna wonder what is inside of it?

Britt: No. But clearly you are. [ Sighs ] Okay. Come on. Let’s just get this over with.

Dante: Britt. Stop.

Britt: Is there something dangerous in this after all?

Sam: Not dangerous to us.

Maxie: Then who?


[ Elevator doors whirring ]

Victor: Oh, excuse me. I’ll, uh… I’ll have a top-shelf Manhattan, please. And you know what? It’s such a lovely evening. I’ll, uh — I’ll take it on the terrace.

Waitress: Of course.

Victor: Thank you.

Drew: Mr. Cassadine. Your timing could not be any better.


Esme: You have another plan… Daddy?

Ryan: I have information, which is where all good plans begin. For instance, you followed my every instruction to steal the card key… and here you are. And Ava may really believe that she’s found “true happiness” with Nikolas, but soon enough, she’ll find a worm in that apple.

Esme: Oh, please tell me. Please let me in on things. I can’t help you unless you trust me.

Ryan: Hmm. Trust is a two-way street. And given how easily distracted you are by petty jealousies and these shallow co-ed shenanigans, I’m not sure I can count on you anymore.

Esme: [ Scoffs ] Really? Well, like you say, that’s a two-way street. You don’t trust me? Maybe your brother Kevin will trust me when I tell him the truth about you, that you can talk and have been able to for months! Aah!

Ryan: You’re not going anywhere.


Sasha: I didn’t like lying to your mom, but what else can I say?

Brando: I don’t consider that lying. We just have to break the news to her as gently as possible. And by the amount of times she’s called me, it’s clear she hasn’t even gotten used to the idea of us taking a few days to ourselves. And soon she’s gonna have to get used to seeing a ring on your finger and then our names on a marriage license. And finally, she’s gonna burst into tears and claim that I robbed her of planning her only son’s wedding. [ Chuckles ] But eventually… after a few years, she will get over it. But if — if you’ve changed your mind and decided you want a more traditional ceremony, we can turn the car around right now, go back to the B & B, and — and you can look at, uh, party-planning reviews. And — but, I mean, let’s be honest. If we’re gonna go that route, we both know that you would pick Maxie.

Sasha: I don’t need a big wedding. I just want you. I want to see those rings on our fingers as a reminder that we belong to each other, body and soul.

Brando: I want that, too.

Sasha: Mm.

Brando: Speaking of rings, look in the glove compartment. [ Glove compartment door opens ] See that box?

Sasha: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god! Brando!


Gladys: I can’t believe my son would elope and not include me.

Lucy: [ Chuckles ] Well… that’s kind of the definition of elopement. The parents stay home.

Gladys: I am not just any parent. I am a single mother who sacrificed everything for that boy.

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: And it’s not like him to sneak around behind my back, so I’m sure this was her big idea.

Lucy: Oh, no, don’t. Don’t you dare do that. Do not blame Sasha. She deserves every bit of happiness she can get after everything she’s gone through.

Gladys: I was thinking of Sasha. [ Stammers ] I am afraid maybe you’re right. She rushed back to work. She’s rushing into marriage. It’s all just to avoid the terrible pain of the loss of Liam, and it’s a big mistake. And there’s got to be something I can do to stop them.


Esme: Let me go.

Ryan: Well… I guess your time in Port Charles hasn’t been wasted after all, not if you’ve developed a backbone that can stand up to me.

Esme: What can I say? I had an excellent teacher.

Ryan: I appreciate the compliment. I hope you make me proud.

Esme: Oh, I will. That’s always been the plan.

Ryan: Just remember — I call the shots. Are we clear?

Esme: Yes, sir. You’re the boss.

Ryan: That’s more like it. And you still have to regain my trust.

Esme: I’ll do anything.Just tell me where to start.

Ryan: Back at square one — with Ava.


Nikolas: If we both agree he can’t be trusted, why not wait to get closer to him? Why invite Victor to share the happiest day of our lives?

Ava: Your mother’s concerned that Victor has already made significant inroads with Spencer. And given what he knows about you with regard to Hayden, I’m afraid he thinks he has the upper hand with you.

Nikolas: My uncle and I are even now. My debt’s been paid in full.

Ava: Nikolas, five minutes ago, you just told him that y-you owed him. And I know he will find a way to collect.

Nikolas: Do you really think I would let him get the better of me?

Ava: No. But I think he will keep trying. And I think he will use any weapon he can find, including your son. That’s why I invited him to be there when we renew our vows. I want Uncle Victor to believe that we trust him. So that when he finally does show us his hand… we will be ready.


Victor: What is it you want with me, Drew?

Drew: Put you on notice. Look, we may never be able to prove that you helped Peter escape, but I will never forget the part that you played in stealing two years of my life.

Victor: That sounds a lot like you’re threatening me.

Drew: Really? ‘Cause I-I meant it to sound like a promise. Just stay clear of me and my family and everybody that I care about, or I will find a way to make you pay for every single day that you had me locked away from my life.

Waitress: Mr. Cassadine.

Victor: Hm? Oh. Do you still want your drink on the terrace? I’ll, uh — I’ll take it with me. Thank you.

Waitress: Okay.

[ Elevator doors whirring ]

Victor: Hmph.

Britt: -Look at that.

Maxie: -Can you believe it?

Britt: Wow.

Victor: I-I’m sorry. Do you mind if I join you out here? Or is this a private party?

Sam: Such a beautiful baby, Maxie. Definitely in the 99th percentile of total cuteness.

[ Maxie chuckles ]

Victor: Oh, I do love babies. And, Maxie, I’m so gratified to see that you’re finally reunited with your daughter.

[ Bailey Louise fussing ]

Maxie: Thanks.

Dante: Say, Victor, uh, did you know anything about Peter leaving any personal effects behind.

Victor: Ah, despite what everyone seems to think, I really wasn’t on intimate terms with Mr. August. Mm. W-why do you ask?

Sam: It’s just that that box that Britt is holding, it came from the WSB. It’s Peter’s effects.

Britt: Yeah. I was gonna just toss it in the garbage. And then Maxie encouraged me to open it just in case there’s anything inside that could help pay for Bailey’s college tuition.

Maxie: You know what, Britt? Just give it to me. You’re taking too long.

Britt: Uh, take it easy, Maxie.

Maxie: I can’t wait any longer!

Britt: I’m the executor!

Sam: Maxie!

[ Sighs ]

Maxie: Sorry about that.

Britt: [ Sighs ] No, it’s — it’s fine.


Sasha: We just decided to get married. How did you slip out and buy wedding rings without me knowing it?

Brando: Uh, well, they — they aren’t what you think they are. When we, uh, decided to get married on the fly, I had to improvise. So those are actually just some spare engine parts that I polished up while you were in the shower. But they’ll serve their purpose until I have time to take you to a proper jewelry store. [ Laughs ] I’m kidding.

Sasha: [ Laughs ]

Brando: When I told you I was going to the gym, I actually just ran off to the closest jewelry store. Those are the real thing. Just like we are.

Sasha: [ Breathes sharply ] Brando, I… I don’t know what to say. I love them. [ Metallic rattling ] What was that? [ Bell chiming ] The “check engine” light is on.

Brando: Yeah, I need to pull over and check this out, see how bad it really is.


Lucy: What exactly are you trying to do? Come on. Brando and Sasha, well, they’re adults. So even if you could find the chapel that they’re maybe eloping at, you’re not gonna stop their wedding — you can’t stop it. So please just let them follow their hearts.

Gladys: That is easy for you to say. You’re just her business partner. She’s on the verge of becoming my daughter-in-law.

Lucy: Okay, I-I really take issue with that because, first, Sasha is my friend. And, secondly, you would be damn lucky to have Sasha as your daughter-in-law.

Gladys: I do not disagree. If Sasha and Brando were getting married for the right reasons, I’d be all for it. But a few days ago, there wasn’t even a mention of marriage. I’m afraid the reason they’re eloping is to hide from the pain of Liam’s death. No. I can’t let that happen.


Ryan: So, my original plan to break up Ava and Nikolas came up short.

Esme: Hm. If anything, it made them closer. I know you love Ava, but she’s never gonna care about you the way that I do.

Ryan: But thank you for pouring salt on my wound.

Esme: So what’s plan b? And don’t tell me you don’t have one because you always do.

Ryan: You think you know me, don’t you?

Esme: Just like you know me.

Ryan: You’ve already completed the first step to insinuate yourself with the family. I think we can use Spencer’s incarceration to our advantage.

Esme: How?

Ryan: By making yourself an even larger presence in their lives.

Esme: Nikolas doesn’t trust me, and Ava openly dislikes me. She doesn’t even try to hide it.

Ryan: It’s easy to control a teenage boy whose hormones are raging. Ava and Nikolas, you’re gonna have to try harder. If they don’t like you, then you’ll have to make yourself more likable. I’m willing to try, but I’m pretty sure Nikolas already blames me for turning Spence’s head.

Esme: Oh, I’m pretty confident he’ll come around. You know what they say — like father, like son.


Nikolas: Victor’s no one’s fool. He’s got to realize we have a motive for including him in our ceremony.

Ava: That’s why we have to stay one step ahead of him.

Nikolas: You just remember — Victor played king of the mountain with Peter, and Victor is the one who survived. My mother is right. He is up to something.

Ava: Let Victor give it his best shot. As long as you and I stick together… he cannot touch us. And don’t forget, my love… I have a very long history dealing with people like Victor.


Maxie: I’m gonna help pick everything up.

Victor: Oh, let me — uh, let me help you. Don’t you — don’t you worry. I’ve got this.

Sam: Normally I would help, but I don’t want to touch anything that Peter’s touched, ever.

Dante: [ Clicks tongue ] Hey, Britt, uh, I knew the WSB’s done with that and they passed it on to you, but can I maybe take it down to the PCPD? We got some cases we need to wrap up that Peter was involved in. Maybe it could, uh, help us out.

Britt: Is there something the WSB missed?

Dante: No, but they’re looking for espionage, and we’re looking for, say, tying up Franco’s murder case.

Britt: Well, the WSB released this box to me, so you need to talk to Anna Devane.

Dante: Right. Okay. I-I understand. But Anna gave it to you, right? Because she was done with it already. So would it be cool to pass it on to me? We’ll give it right back to you. You let me know.

Britt: Yeah.


Gladys: I have to put a stop to this. Uh, tell the bartender to put the drinks on Carly’s tab.

Lucy: Uh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, wait. Wait. You’re — you’re not seriously gonna try and stop Brando and Sasha’s wedding?

Gladys: I absolutely am.

Lucy: No. Gladys, don’t. Please. Please. Just — just think about this. You know, you’re not really sure they’re eloping. And — and, besides, Niagara Falls, it’s a natural wonder, a beautiful place — hundreds of thousands of folks visit every year and they don’t get married.

Gladys: Brando didn’t return any of my phone calls. Something’s up. A mother knows.

Lucy: Don’t. Don’t. No, no, no. Wait. Wait. Please. Do not try to stop the wedding. They are only gonna end up resenting you.

Gladys: These are two grief-stricken parents.

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: They probably shouldn’t commit to buying a car, much less spending the rest of their lives together. There has to be something I can do to stop them from doing something they’ll always regret.

Lucy: Mm. Mnh. Mnh!


Sasha: Well? How bad?

Brando: We’re gonna need a tow. I already called for one, but since we are in the middle of nowhere, it might take a few hours.

Sasha: I should have known that this plan — this plan wasn’t gonna happen. Now we will never get to the chapel before it closes. [ Voice breaking ] Maybe — maybe this is a sign. Maybe we were never meant to have a happy ending.

Brando: Hey. Hey. Listen.

Sasha: [ Sniffles ]

Brando: We got a blanket in the trunk and some hot coffee in the thermos there. And until help arrives, I am sure that we can find some way to keep warm.

[ Vehicle approaches ]

Sasha: That’s the tow truck! [ Gasps ] So much for it taking hours! [ Giggles ]

Brando: Looks like we’re gonna get our happy ending after all.


Maxie: She’s settling down. So much excitement. You better get used to it, Bailey Lou. Your mom is a magnet for trouble.

Britt: And so is your Auntie Britt! [ Gasps ] Yes! [ Laughs ] You know, I’m still not sure what happened on the terrace, but if it makes Victor pay for aiding and abetting Peter,

Maxie: [Clicks tongue]

Britt: Then it was worth it.

Maxie: Well worth it.


Victor: Thank you, Peter. While you rot in hell, I’ll make good use of this.


Nikolas: The best way to stay one step ahead of Victor is by keeping him where we can see him.

Ava: And Spencer?

Nikolas: Once he’s released from Spring Ridge, absolutely. And it goes for Esme, as well. But I can promise you one thing.

Ava: Hm?

Nikolas: No one will ever come between us again.


Esme: I need to go. The orderly will be back any minute. But before I leave, there’s still something I don’t understand. I mean, even if Ava leaves Nikolas, what then? You’re still a prisoner facing a life sentence. Where’s all this leading?

Ryan: Oh, you leave that to me. You just do as I say, and you’ll have your heart’s desire. Not only Spencer and his fortune, but the family you’ve always longed for.

Esme: Ava isn’t my family.

Ryan: No. But she’s family to me. [ Velcro tears ] And what’s mine is yours. My beautiful… gifted daughter.

 

 

Sasha: Ooh, I can’t believe we’re actually eloping in Niagara Falls. We’re — we’re on our way to get married right now.

Brando: I know. I have to keep pinching myself to remind myself that I’m not dreaming.

Sasha: It is not a dream. At the other end of this road is a wedding chapel and the start of our life together as husband and wife! [ Giggles ]


Gladys: Brando, it’s your mother. Again. Why aren’t you returning my calls? I know you’re on a getaway with Sasha to have time alone, but I’m worried about you — and Sasha. At the very least, could you please just send a text? Let me know the two of you are okay? I don’t know, maybe send a picture of where you’re staying. Especially let me know when you’re coming back. I love you.

Lucy: May I offer a word of advice?

Gladys: No. I’m off the clock.

Lucy:  I know. It’s not about work. I just want you to listen, okay? I know that you’re worried. But Brando and Sasha, they deserve all the time they need to heal. And when they come home, Sasha is going to be rested and relaxed… and a whole lot richer.

Gladys: Yeah, well, money isn’t everything.


Victor: To a new beginning for the entire Cassadine clan. I’m sorry. I thought we were all on the same page. Now I have to wonder whether this invitation to your vow renewal is a real olive branch or just a way of using my genuine love of family for your own purposes.


Guard: You know, for a guy that can’t walk or talk, you sure know how to get under people’s skin. [ Lock beeps, disengages ] Ooh, especially that hot new intern. Oh, man. [ Sighs ] I’d sure like to be the one to rile her up. You know what I mean? [ Cellphone chimes ]


Brando: I thought taking the back roads would be a shortcut to the wedding chapel.

Sasha: In other words… you’re lost?

Brando: [ Scoffs ]

Sasha: Put your pride aside and turn on the GPS.

Brando: [ Chuckles ] I hate to admit this, but the GPS went out and I didn’t want to take the time to fix it.

Sasha: So much for marrying a mechanic and never having car problems. Here I was looking forward to all those free tune-ups.

Brando: Oh, okay, well, for the record, the GPS is more of a computer issue, not a mechanical issue.

Sasha: [ Chuckles ] Let me see if I can use a directions app… can’t get a signal. There’s a downside to being out in the middle of nowhere.

Brando: Don’t worry. I’m not one of those guys who hates stopping and asking a local for directions.

Sasha: What locals? We haven’t passed a gas station or even another car for miles. [ Sighs ] What if we’re really lost?

Brando: We’ll figure it out.

Sasha: Will we? Are we lost… or have you changed your mind about getting married?


Lucy: Did I just hear you right? You said “money isn’t everything”? That doesn’t sound like you. Oh, no! Do you feel okay? Do you have a temperature? Ohh!

Glady: I was kidding, of course. Now, I know that Maxie’s back. You’re full speed ahead to take deception public. What does that actually mean for Sasha?

Lucy: Well, you know that Sasha is a partner in deception, and thanks to Michael Corinthos’ ninja negotiating skills… you know, talk about having the right boyfriend at the right time. I just wanted a brand-new “face of deception,” but he wrangled an equity stake for Sasha in the company, which I don’t regret at all. She has been an incredible asset. Anyway, the point is, is that when we do take deception public, that girl is going to get a large share of stocks and her net worth is going to skyrocket.

Gladys: My Brando sure knows how to pick ’em. I always knew that Gilmore girl had potential.

Lucy: Really? You know, that’s not exactly how I remember it. Since when did you become team Sasha?

Brando: Come on. Any mother would have doubts about Sasha’s history. She was a supermodel. She was leading a supermodel lifestyle, hanging out with gangsters, snorting illegal substances.

Lucy: Wow! So very subtle.

Gladys: But then I saw how brave Sasha was when she and Brando lost little Liam. [ Sighs ]

Lucy: You’re right, I do not doubt her bravery, and she was very courageous. [ Inhales sharply ] But you know what? I still — I just — I just am kind of worried that she’s rushing her recovery by coming back to work so soon.

Gladys:  I had the same feeling, but every time I mentioned it, she shut me down. Uh, politely, you know? Her manners are impeccable, of course, but a wall is still a wall no matter how pretty it’s painted.

Lucy: Maybe it’s — it’s not really right for us to expect that Sasha doesn’t think we should probably respect her privacy. See what I’m saying? We got to respect her privacy, I think, really.

Gladys: Lucy, I’m asking you something. Is there something wrong with Sasha? Something Brando’s mother should know?


Dante: Yeah. Britt. How’d you know?

Drew: Well, I just saw the dynamic when we were all on Cassadine island together. Peter used Britt as leverage to control Jason and her mom, but Britt never backed down. I mean, she let him have it about the — the hell that he put Maxie through, about supposedly hating Faison and then essentially following in his footsteps.

Dante: Ooh, I bet Peter didn’t like hearing that.

Drew: No, he did not. But I think on — on some level, envied his sister and… even though she was the prisoner, she had more agency than Peter did, so it makes kind of — it makes sense that he would mess with her any way he could, make her the executor just so she’d have to acknowledge his existence and not forget about him.

Dante: He probably got a kick out of the fact that he’s forcing her to deal with whatever he left behind.

Drew: So we go to Britt, and we have her plant the bait. And then we let word get back to Victor what Peter left behind.

Sam: I don’t know. There might be a problem with your plan.

Dante: What? What’s the problem?

Sam: Does Britt strike either one of you as the kind of person that’s going to safeguard Peter’s personal effects?


Maxie: Well, what did Anna say?

Britt: The WSB x-rayed and vetted the contents. There’s nothing dangerous inside — no toxic substances or anything potentially lethal.

Maxie: Okay, so if it’s harmless, what are you gonna do with it?

Britt: I never said it was harmless. It came from Peter, remember? And he knows how much I hated him. I mean, who knows what he left me to mess with my head? Fortunately, there is a dumpster in the alley behind the hotel.

Maxie: So…?

Britt: So this is going in the garbage where it belongs.

Maxie: What? Wait, Britt! No, don’t do that.


Nikolas: When I thanked you for interceding on my behalf with Spencer, that was very sincere. I meant what I said.

Ava: I confess. I advised Nikolas to be careful of you at first, but that was before I could see for myself that your heart is clearly in the right place…this time.

Victor: Laura has been doing her best to turn my family against me.

Nikolas: My mother can be overprotective at times. But given your past and your recent association with Peter, can you really blame her?

Victor: Oh, for the last time, my dealings with Peter August were extremely limited and, yes, a regrettable lapse in judgment, but I’m not the only one here. Peter deceived a great many people, including the formidable Anna Devane. But the man is, thankfully, dead, and may the discord he caused die with him. As for Laura [Sighs] For the well-being of my family, I agree to give her a pass — something which, for the record, she would not do for me.

Ava: That’s so big of you, Victor.

Victor: Yeah, well, consider it a wedding present.

Ava: Well, the real gift would be bringing us all together when Nikolas and I renew our vows. Of course, we can’t be certain that Spencer will accept our invitation.

Victor: Oh, I — I have a good feeling about this. After all [Chuckles] His significant other supports a father-son reconciliation, and Esme seems to hold great sway with Spencer.


[ Lock beeps, disengages ]

Esme: I know your death stare terrifies most people, but I’m not most people. What were you thinking out there in the dayroom? Speaking out loud? Don’t you realize someone could have heard you when you opened your mouth to snap at me? After all your planning, all your months of silence, you could have blown the whole thing just to scold me.

Ryan: Actually, I was thinking about you… …and how you’ve failed me.


Brando: I want to marry you more than ever. What makes you think I’d change my mind?

Sasha: I’m sorry for doubting you, Brando. But if the GPS isn’t working and we’re lost, then what do we do?

Brando: We are not a completely lost. Roll down your window. [ Water rushing in distance ] You hear that?

Sasha: I do. We’re by a river.

Brando: Right. We are on a back road that runs alongside the river. If you listen hard, you can hear wedding bells. [ Bells tolling in distance ] Those bells are ringing for another couple.

[ Tolling continues ]

Sasha: And soon they will be ringing for us. And for Liam. His brief life will have meaning because… we will know and — and the whole world will know that he was born out of love.


Lucy: I admit that Maxie and I are a bit worried about Sasha coming back to work too soon after the trauma of losing Liam. And, um, speaking from firsthand experience, those kind of wounds take a long time to heal… if they ever heal at all.

Gladys: I tried to get through to her. She shut me out. I — it seemed that with my Brando’s help she was getting better…

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: …And [Sighs] I still believe Sasha will heal… [ Chuckles ] …Especially when she gets back from that getaway and realizes what this IPO is going to do for the future of our family. But what if this getaway is just an escape from reality?


Britt: There’s no way you’re feeling sentimental about Peter.

Maxie: Hey, I am not feeling sentimental, but Bailey is Peter’s only child. Maybe he left something for her.

Britt: [ Chuckles ] Like he wrote her a letter?

Maxie: I’m hoping he left her something of financial value.

Britt: Look, I take my role as “Aunt Britt” very seriously, and I don’t want my niece growing up with anything of Peter’s to drag her down.

Maxie: I totally agree with you, and if there is nothing in that box worth keeping, I will help you junk it.

Britt: Okay, fine. But let’s open it out on the terrace just in case there’s something inside that makes us howl with rage and disgust.

Maxie: Good idea.


[ Cellphone ringing ]

Dante: It’s Anna. I better take it. Hey, what’s going on?

Drew: [ Exhales sharply ]

Sam: Hey. Are you okay? Are you sure there’s no way that that card can affect you?

Drew: I know it won’t. It’s not the right card.

Sam: [ Sighs ]

Drew: But Victor’s not going to know that. When he tries to activate me, then we’ll know what he’s up to.

Sam: Okay, but you know that that card… is the hook and you’re the bait. And if Victor does realize that something’s going on… you’re going to be at risk. Are you willing to do this? I mean, I’m not going to judge you if you back out.

Drew: No, I’m doing it. I want to take Victor down as much as you do.

Sam: Yeah.

Dante: Alright, uh, Britt’s at the metro court, and she’s already got Peter’s belongings.

Britt: Well, it’s too late, then. There’s no way Britt’s going to hold on to his belongings.

Drew: Well, we got to try. We got to try. We got to move.


Victor: I believe that where Esme goes, Spencer will follow.

Nikolas: I’ve agreed we should include Spencer in the vow renewal once he’s finished his time at Spring Ridge. As far as inviting Esme, I mean, do I have to remind you she is the one that torched Ava’s car?

Victor: [ Scoffs ] Well, do I have to remind you that Spencer dislikes Ava as much as you dislike Esme? Look, if you want your son to put aside his pride and celebrate your vows, how can you exclude the young woman who has such an influence on Spencer’s young life?

Ava: Well, I wouldn’t say that Esme’s influence has exactly been positive.

Victor: [ Sighs ] If we’re all going to start throwing stones, Ava, none of us are going to walk away unbruised.

Nikolas: [ Sighs ] Unfortunately, I think my uncle… is right. Either it’s an inclusive family celebration or it isn’t. Thank you for reminding me. I owe you.

Victor: I’ll add it to your tab. [ Inhales sharply ] Meanwhile, I should leave the two of you to get along with your guest list.

Ava: Mm.

Victor: You won’t regret this, Nikolas.

Nikolas: What the hell happened to our intimate, romantic celebration for two?

Ava: Well, you know, we said it would be a night to remember. And with our new guest list, that’s…bound to be true.


Ryan: I am so disappointed in you, Esme. You had one job — break up Ava and Nikolas. I’ve had to continue this exhausting charade pretending to be as animated as an eggplant! You have totally lost sight of the prize.

Esme: That’s not fair. I did everything I could to help Spence terrorize Ava in hopes that she’d leave Nikolas. I thought leaving her dead daughter’s hospital badge by her burnt car was an inspired idea. It is not my fault that Ava’s love for Spence’s dad is stronger than her fear of a stalker.

Ryan: Ava doesn’t love Nikolas. She only thinks she does. And you’ve been wasting your time playing this adolescent game of kiss-and-tell with Spencer and his friends.

Esme: What I’m doing is trying to make sure my relationship with Spence looks real. If I’m not convincing, someone might get suspicious. But my loyalty, first and last, is always to you.

Ryan: So you say.

Esme: [ Exhales sharply ] Please. I’ll do anything. Just — just let me prove it to you. Daddy. You like it when I call you that, don’t you?

Ryan: You know I do. But as the saying goes, Esme, be careful what you wish for.


Sasha: Okay, I know it’s a back road, but can’t we drive a little faster?

Brando: [ Chuckling ] That’s a negative.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Sasha: [ Gasps ] Look at that! We have cell service again!

Brando: Ah. Who’s calling? Maxie? Lucy?

Sasha: Your mom.

Brando: Ah. Well, I have been ignoring her calls. But that is my mom — if one way doesn’t work, she will find another.

[ Ringing continues ]

Sasha: Gladys! What a nice surprise.

Gladys: Hello, Sasha. Hi. I-I know you and Brando are on a little getaway, and I don’t mean to interrupt, but I haven’t heard anything from Brando. And, naturally, as a mother, I’m concerned. Is everything okay?

Sasha: I’m sorry, Gladys. We have really spotty coverage here in the falls, so you’re — you’re breaking up on me, but — but I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about when we get back.

Gladys: Oh — oh — hello? Hello?

Lucy: Oh! Darn it! Bad connection, huh?

Gladys: Sasha couldn’t wait to get off the call, though she did blame the bad reception at the falls.

Lucy: The falls, as in… Niagara Falls? Is that where they went?

Gladys: What’s wrong with Niagara Falls?

Lucy: Nothing. You know, I think I got married there. No, no. I didn’t get married there. I-I think I almost got married there once.

Gladys: [ Chuckles ] Yeah. Mm. Yeah, ’cause if you can’t make it to Vegas, you just head to Niagara for a little quickie wedding. [ Chuckles ] Hm! Mnh! You don’t think that’s what they’re doing, do you?


Nikolas: Maybe while I’m making the drinks, you can explain… your about-face. When did you go from suspecting that Victor was up to no good to inviting him to our vow renewal?

Ava: [ Breathes deeply ] Well, if you must know, your mother asked me to keep Victor close. We all do know that he is up to something!

Nikolas: Well, that’s safe to assume. It’s the Cassadine way.

Ava: Your mother is — is mostly worried about Spencer, knowing that he is susceptible to Victor’s “generosity.”

Nikolas: I see. And knowing my mother, she’s concerned that I might be susceptible, too. Is that the gist?


Britt: Okay, I can still change my mind and I can drop this off the balcony and watch Peter’s belongings just shatter on the ground.

Maxie: Okay. Wait one second. If you destroy that box — you know, toss it, burn it, drop it in a vat of battery acid — aren’t you always gonna wonder what is inside of it?

Britt: No. But clearly you are. [ Sighs ] Okay. Come on. Let’s just get this over with.

Dante: Britt. Stop.

Britt: Is there something dangerous in this after all?

Sam: Not dangerous to us.

Maxie: Then who?


[ Elevator doors whirring ]

Victor: Oh, excuse me. I’ll, uh… I’ll have a top-shelf Manhattan, please. And you know what? It’s such a lovely evening. I’ll, uh — I’ll take it on the terrace.

Waitress: Of course.

Victor: Thank you.

Drew: Mr. Cassadine. Your timing could not be any better.


Esme: You have another plan… Daddy?

Ryan: I have information, which is where all good plans begin. For instance, you followed my every instruction to steal the card key… and here you are. And Ava may really believe that she’s found “true happiness” with Nikolas, but soon enough, she’ll find a worm in that apple.

Esme: Oh, please tell me. Please let me in on things. I can’t help you unless you trust me.

Ryan: Hmm. Trust is a two-way street. And given how easily distracted you are by petty jealousies and these shallow co-ed shenanigans, I’m not sure I can count on you anymore.

Esme: [ Scoffs ] Really? Well, like you say, that’s a two-way street. You don’t trust me? Maybe your brother Kevin will trust me when I tell him the truth about you, that you can talk and have been able to for months! Aah!

Ryan: You’re not going anywhere.


Sasha: I didn’t like lying to your mom, but what else can I say?

Brando: I don’t consider that lying. We just have to break the news to her as gently as possible. And by the amount of times she’s called me, it’s clear she hasn’t even gotten used to the idea of us taking a few days to ourselves. And soon she’s gonna have to get used to seeing a ring on your finger and then our names on a marriage license. And finally, she’s gonna burst into tears and claim that I robbed her of planning her only son’s wedding. [ Chuckles ] But eventually… after a few years, she will get over it. But if — if you’ve changed your mind and decided you want a more traditional ceremony, we can turn the car around right now, go back to the B & B, and — and you can look at, uh, party-planning reviews. And — but, I mean, let’s be honest. If we’re gonna go that route, we both know that you would pick Maxie.

Sasha: I don’t need a big wedding. I just want you. I want to see those rings on our fingers as a reminder that we belong to each other, body and soul.

Brando: I want that, too.

Sasha: Mm.

Brando: Speaking of rings, look in the glove compartment. [ Glove compartment door opens ] See that box?

Sasha: [ Gasps ] Oh, my god! Brando!


Gladys: I can’t believe my son would elope and not include me.

Lucy: [ Chuckles ] Well… that’s kind of the definition of elopement. The parents stay home.

Gladys: I am not just any parent. I am a single mother who sacrificed everything for that boy.

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: And it’s not like him to sneak around behind my back, so I’m sure this was her big idea.

Lucy: Oh, no, don’t. Don’t you dare do that. Do not blame Sasha. She deserves every bit of happiness she can get after everything she’s gone through.

Gladys: I was thinking of Sasha. [ Stammers ] I am afraid maybe you’re right. She rushed back to work. She’s rushing into marriage. It’s all just to avoid the terrible pain of the loss of Liam, and it’s a big mistake. And there’s got to be something I can do to stop them.


Esme: Let me go.

Ryan: Well… I guess your time in Port Charles hasn’t been wasted after all, not if you’ve developed a backbone that can stand up to me.

Esme: What can I say? I had an excellent teacher.

Ryan: I appreciate the compliment. I hope you make me proud.

Esme: Oh, I will. That’s always been the plan.

Ryan: Just remember — I call the shots. Are we clear?

Esme: Yes, sir. You’re the boss.

Ryan: That’s more like it. And you still have to regain my trust.

Esme: I’ll do anything.Just tell me where to start.

Ryan: Back at square one — with Ava.


Nikolas: If we both agree he can’t be trusted, why not wait to get closer to him? Why invite Victor to share the happiest day of our lives?

Ava: Your mother’s concerned that Victor has already made significant inroads with Spencer. And given what he knows about you with regard to Hayden, I’m afraid he thinks he has the upper hand with you.

Nikolas: My uncle and I are even now. My debt’s been paid in full.

Ava: Nikolas, five minutes ago, you just told him that y-you owed him. And I know he will find a way to collect.

Nikolas: Do you really think I would let him get the better of me?

Ava: No. But I think he will keep trying. And I think he will use any weapon he can find, including your son. That’s why I invited him to be there when we renew our vows. I want Uncle Victor to believe that we trust him. So that when he finally does show us his hand… we will be ready.


Victor: What is it you want with me, Drew?

Drew: Put you on notice. Look, we may never be able to prove that you helped Peter escape, but I will never forget the part that you played in stealing two years of my life.

Victor: That sounds a lot like you’re threatening me.

Drew: Really? ‘Cause I-I meant it to sound like a promise. Just stay clear of me and my family and everybody that I care about, or I will find a way to make you pay for every single day that you had me locked away from my life.

Waitress: Mr. Cassadine.

Victor: Hm? Oh. Do you still want your drink on the terrace? I’ll, uh — I’ll take it with me. Thank you.

Waitress: Okay.

[ Elevator doors whirring ]

Victor: Hmph.

Britt: -Look at that.

Maxie: -Can you believe it?

Britt: Wow.

Victor: I-I’m sorry. Do you mind if I join you out here? Or is this a private party?

Sam: Such a beautiful baby, Maxie. Definitely in the 99th percentile of total cuteness.

[ Maxie chuckles ]

Victor: Oh, I do love babies. And, Maxie, I’m so gratified to see that you’re finally reunited with your daughter.

[ Bailey Louise fussing ]

Maxie: Thanks.

Dante: Say, Victor, uh, did you know anything about Peter leaving any personal effects behind.

Victor: Ah, despite what everyone seems to think, I really wasn’t on intimate terms with Mr. August. Mm. W-why do you ask?

Sam: It’s just that that box that Britt is holding, it came from the WSB. It’s Peter’s effects.

Britt: Yeah. I was gonna just toss it in the garbage. And then Maxie encouraged me to open it just in case there’s anything inside that could help pay for Bailey’s college tuition.

Maxie: You know what, Britt? Just give it to me. You’re taking too long.

Britt: Uh, take it easy, Maxie.

Maxie: I can’t wait any longer!

Britt: I’m the executor!

Sam: Maxie!

[ Sighs ]

Maxie: Sorry about that.

Britt: [ Sighs ] No, it’s — it’s fine.


Sasha: We just decided to get married. How did you slip out and buy wedding rings without me knowing it?

Brando: Uh, well, they — they aren’t what you think they are. When we, uh, decided to get married on the fly, I had to improvise. So those are actually just some spare engine parts that I polished up while you were in the shower. But they’ll serve their purpose until I have time to take you to a proper jewelry store. [ Laughs ] I’m kidding.

Sasha: [ Laughs ]

Brando: When I told you I was going to the gym, I actually just ran off to the closest jewelry store. Those are the real thing. Just like we are.

Sasha: [ Breathes sharply ] Brando, I… I don’t know what to say. I love them. [ Metallic rattling ] What was that? [ Bell chiming ] The “check engine” light is on.

Brando: Yeah, I need to pull over and check this out, see how bad it really is.


Lucy: What exactly are you trying to do? Come on. Brando and Sasha, well, they’re adults. So even if you could find the chapel that they’re maybe eloping at, you’re not gonna stop their wedding — you can’t stop it. So please just let them follow their hearts.

Gladys: That is easy for you to say. You’re just her business partner. She’s on the verge of becoming my daughter-in-law.

Lucy: Okay, I-I really take issue with that because, first, Sasha is my friend. And, secondly, you would be damn lucky to have Sasha as your daughter-in-law.

Gladys: I do not disagree. If Sasha and Brando were getting married for the right reasons, I’d be all for it. But a few days ago, there wasn’t even a mention of marriage. I’m afraid the reason they’re eloping is to hide from the pain of Liam’s death. No. I can’t let that happen.


Ryan: So, my original plan to break up Ava and Nikolas came up short.

Esme: Hm. If anything, it made them closer. I know you love Ava, but she’s never gonna care about you the way that I do.

Ryan: But thank you for pouring salt on my wound.

Esme: So what’s plan b? And don’t tell me you don’t have one because you always do.

Ryan: You think you know me, don’t you?

Esme: Just like you know me.

Ryan: You’ve already completed the first step to insinuate yourself with the family. I think we can use Spencer’s incarceration to our advantage.

Esme: How?

Ryan: By making yourself an even larger presence in their lives.

Esme: Nikolas doesn’t trust me, and Ava openly dislikes me. She doesn’t even try to hide it.

Ryan: It’s easy to control a teenage boy whose hormones are raging. Ava and Nikolas, you’re gonna have to try harder. If they don’t like you, then you’ll have to make yourself more likable. I’m willing to try, but I’m pretty sure Nikolas already blames me for turning Spence’s head.

Esme: Oh, I’m pretty confident he’ll come around. You know what they say — like father, like son.


Nikolas: Victor’s no one’s fool. He’s got to realize we have a motive for including him in our ceremony.

Ava: That’s why we have to stay one step ahead of him.

Nikolas: You just remember — Victor played king of the mountain with Peter, and Victor is the one who survived. My mother is right. He is up to something.

Ava: Let Victor give it his best shot. As long as you and I stick together… he cannot touch us. And don’t forget, my love… I have a very long history dealing with people like Victor.


Maxie: I’m gonna help pick everything up.

Victor: Oh, let me — uh, let me help you. Don’t you — don’t you worry. I’ve got this.

Sam: Normally I would help, but I don’t want to touch anything that Peter’s touched, ever.

Dante: [ Clicks tongue ] Hey, Britt, uh, I knew the WSB’s done with that and they passed it on to you, but can I maybe take it down to the PCPD? We got some cases we need to wrap up that Peter was involved in. Maybe it could, uh, help us out.

Britt: Is there something the WSB missed?

Dante: No, but they’re looking for espionage, and we’re looking for, say, tying up Franco’s murder case.

Britt: Well, the WSB released this box to me, so you need to talk to Anna Devane.

Dante: Right. Okay. I-I understand. But Anna gave it to you, right? Because she was done with it already. So would it be cool to pass it on to me? We’ll give it right back to you. You let me know.

Britt: Yeah.


Gladys: I have to put a stop to this. Uh, tell the bartender to put the drinks on Carly’s tab.

Lucy: Uh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, wait. Wait. You’re — you’re not seriously gonna try and stop Brando and Sasha’s wedding?

Gladys: I absolutely am.

Lucy: No. Gladys, don’t. Please. Please. Just — just think about this. You know, you’re not really sure they’re eloping. And — and, besides, Niagara Falls, it’s a natural wonder, a beautiful place — hundreds of thousands of folks visit every year and they don’t get married.

Gladys: Brando didn’t return any of my phone calls. Something’s up. A mother knows.

Lucy: Don’t. Don’t. No, no, no. Wait. Wait. Please. Do not try to stop the wedding. They are only gonna end up resenting you.

Gladys: These are two grief-stricken parents.

Lucy: [ Sighs ]

Gladys: They probably shouldn’t commit to buying a car, much less spending the rest of their lives together. There has to be something I can do to stop them from doing something they’ll always regret.

Lucy: Mm. Mnh. Mnh!


Sasha: Well? How bad?

Brando: We’re gonna need a tow. I already called for one, but since we are in the middle of nowhere, it might take a few hours.

Sasha: I should have known that this plan — this plan wasn’t gonna happen. Now we will never get to the chapel before it closes. [ Voice breaking ] Maybe — maybe this is a sign. Maybe we were never meant to have a happy ending.

Brando: Hey. Hey. Listen.

Sasha: [ Sniffles ]

Brando: We got a blanket in the trunk and some hot coffee in the thermos there. And until help arrives, I am sure that we can find some way to keep warm.

[ Vehicle approaches ]

Sasha: That’s the tow truck! [ Gasps ] So much for it taking hours! [ Giggles ]

Brando: Looks like we’re gonna get our happy ending after all.


Maxie: She’s settling down. So much excitement. You better get used to it, Bailey Lou. Your mom is a magnet for trouble.

Britt: And so is your Auntie Britt! [ Gasps ] Yes! [ Laughs ] You know, I’m still not sure what happened on the terrace, but if it makes Victor pay for aiding and abetting Peter,

Maxie: [Clicks tongue]

Britt: Then it was worth it.

Maxie: Well worth it.


Victor: Thank you, Peter. While you rot in hell, I’ll make good use of this.


Nikolas: The best way to stay one step ahead of Victor is by keeping him where we can see him.

Ava: And Spencer?

Nikolas: Once he’s released from Spring Ridge, absolutely. And it goes for Esme, as well. But I can promise you one thing.

Ava: Hm?

Nikolas: No one will ever come between us again.


Esme: I need to go. The orderly will be back any minute. But before I leave, there’s still something I don’t understand. I mean, even if Ava leaves Nikolas, what then? You’re still a prisoner facing a life sentence. Where’s all this leading?

Ryan: Oh, you leave that to me. You just do as I say, and you’ll have your heart’s desire. Not only Spencer and his fortune, but the family you’ve always longed for.

Esme: Ava isn’t my family.

Ryan: No. But she’s family to me. [ Velcro tears ] And what’s mine is yours. My beautiful… gifted daughter.

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