General Hospital Updates
Update written by Shane
Sonny receives Brick in his office. Brick asks how he can help him. Sonny tells him there has been a void in his life he’s been trying to fill since Jason died. Sonny can’t run the business alone. Brick accepts the job. Sonny explains another matter he needs his help with and brings up the tape of Joss and Cam. Brick knows about it and calls it disgusting. Sonny has a lead on who made it, but no proof. It is Sonny’s hope they can get justice for Cam and Joss while getting Esme out of Spencer’s life for good.
In Alexis’ office, she’s shocked when Brendan, Neil’s brother appears at her door. She remembers him all too well and asks what he wants. He explains he was in pain when he lashed out at her at his brother’s funeral, and he apologizes. He explains he’s run into some bad luck lately, a failed marriage and business, and it has made him a more humble person. Alexis has a feeling he is lying and is proven correct when she gets him to reveal his real self again. He again blames Alexis for Neil’s death. Brendan reminds Alexis how expensive funerals are and insists she pay up for the part she played in Neil’s death. Alexis tells Brendan she doesn’t believe Neil’s death was an accident, and she won’t be antagonized by his loser brother.
At Charlie’s, Nina asks Harmony how things went with Michael and Willow. She tells Nina that Willow doesn’t feel it’s in Wiley’s best interest to have contact with her. Nina says if they want a fight then she’ll give them one. Harmony says if she gives it time, Willow may come around. Nina doubts it because Willow is incapable of standing up to Michael or Carly. Angry, Harmony snaps, “Willow is just as strong as her mother!” Nina says she’s not, and Willow would be lucky to have one drop of Harmony’s courage. Harmony claims she has an appointment she forgot about and rushes out.
Harmony arrives at Alexis’ office, sees Brendan, and assumes Alexis is busy. Alexis says she’s not and introduces Brendan to Harmony. Brendan thinks he recognizes Harmony, but she’s never met him and assumes he knows her name from the Dawn of Day scandal. Alexis fills Harmony in on the visit, and that Brendan is in financial trouble and thinks she owes him. Alexis admits he brought up Neil’s death again and made more ridiculous demands about her owing him. Alexis turns out the lights and they go to head home, when she remembers she left her phone behind. Alexis goes back into her dark office, Harmony, looking slightly crazed, follows Alexis into her dark office, unbeknownst to her.
Brendan returns to his motel room and looks through a briefcase of Neil’s belongings. He finds a thick file on Harmony Miller.
Nikolas brings Esme and Spencer home to Wyndemere. Spencer wonders when his father will bring Ava up to speed. Nikolas explains that Ava is at Trina’s hearing. Esme says that she can’t believe Spencer isn’t there. Nikolas tries to change the subject, but Spencer says it’s useless as Esme’s obsessed with Trina. Esme storms off to take her bag to her room.
Nikolas asks Spencer to take it easy on her, but Spencer says Esme pushes his buttons. He also asks if there is a bomb shelter on the island, as he’d like to be in it when he tells Ava that he and Esme have taken up residence at Wyndemere again. Spencer warns that having Ava under the same roof with Esme right now is a recipe for disaster. Nikolas thinks the situation will be fine if they can just confirm that Esme is in fact pregnant.
In court, Trina pleads not guilty. The judge releases Trina without bond, and Trina is released, pending her trial date. Portia, Curtis and Ava all rush to hug Trina and tell her how proud they are of her. Joss and Cam follow and tell Trina that she has their full support.
Portia and Curtis bring Trina to their new home. Trina thanks them for their support, and Curtis offers his PI skills to help prove Esme’s guilt. Trina expresses her concern that she’ll be found guilty, but Portia tells her that won’t happen. Trina heads to take a bath, and Portia breaks down. She worries Trina could be right.
Back at Wyndemere, Esme tells Spencer that she just read that Trina pled not guilty. Spencer asks Esme why she hasn’t taken the pregnancy test. Esme makes more ridiculous excuses about how she is “scared” to take the test. Esme immediately starts manipulating Spencer again by telling him that having her at Wyndemere will be to his advantage because it will drive Nikolas and Ava apart again.