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[ Indistinct conversations, down-tempo music playing ] Hey, you. Hey. Hey. Hi. You doing all right?

[ Sighs ] Brando? Anything else happen? Yeah. Well, alexis and i got into it with kristina. You both talked to her? Mostly alexis. Kristina witnessed the attack on brando, and we just — we were just trying to keep her safe, and, you know, it’S… yeah. You just express it differently, in different ways. Right. And she’s an amazing young woman. I-I-I love that she stands up for herself. But… yeah. I know. …I mean, it’s like… right? I know. I know. Hey, guys. I’m — I’m, uh… nina: Hey. …Sorry if I’m interrupting anything. I just, um… wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear about brando. Thanks. How did carly take the news? I have no idea. I haven’t spoken to carly in a couple days.

[ Sighs ] Come on, come on, come on. All right.

[ Cellphone chirps ] Whew! [ Claps hands ] All right. Oh. Oh, gosh. Wow. That’s a lot.

[ Exhales deeply ] Hey, joss. It’s me. Um, well, I’m still in jacksonville, and I now have a phone. Gosh, I could have used you when I was trying to download everything from the cloud. But so far, so good. Call me when you get this, okay? I love you.

[ Beep ] Drew: Carly.

I’m sorry I missed your call. I’m here whenever you can talk.

[ Beep ]

[ Beep ] Sonny:

Carly, it’s me. Call me back.

[ Beep ]

[ Footsteps approaching ] Peyton: Why on earth are you still here? Was lucy expecting victor? She seemed surprised to see him, so I don’t think so. Do you know where they were headed? Oh, no. Sorry. How long ago did they leave? Maxie: I don’t know. A little bit ago. To be honest, lucy was definitely trying to get rid of him, but victor — just wouldn’t take “no” for an answer. Let’s just say he was…persistent.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, you two. What’s going on and how worried should I be? This — this is just too much.

[ Chuckles ] Nonsense, my dear. For a woman such as yourself, the whole world would not be enough. Well, I did used to believe that, and then I saw the whole world. But th– it — it’s — it’s amazing. You know, when you said a business lunch, I really thought…salads, arnold palmers.

[ Chuckles ] If that’s all you expected from an afternoon with me, then it is high time we got better acquainted.

[ Thud, metal creaking ]

[ Gasps ] Oh! Whoa! My g– my goodness. What was that? Oh, it was probably the — the ship unmooring. Oh. And — and why would the ship unmoor? Well, to — to set sail, my dear. Soon we shall be miles from port charles. Elizabeth. Hi. Are you all right? I’m better. Well, good. Um, I look forward to picking up where we left off. That’s why I’m — I’m here. I keep thinking about yesterday’s session and how I remembered that man who I think is my father being at the top of the stairs when that woman fell. I mean, that was a huge breakthrough. Yes, it was. We made a lot of progress. Unfortunately, memories can be a little tricky. The only way to really verify what happened is for you to reach out to your father. And I will if I have to. But for now, I have a better idea. But for it to work, I’ll need your help. Jordan: I’m only conferring with you about the results of the toxicology report because you were brando’s doctors and you could be of help to this investigation. So no discussing with family or friends. No leaking to the press. Let’s keep this between us. Are we good? Of course. Yes. Yes. Good. Now, someone killed brando with a poisoned hook. Any thoughts? May I see that? The toxin — it — it seems vaguely familiar. I just don’t know why. Because the assailant didn’t use just any toxin. Whoever you’re looking for has got a real imagination for murder.

You’ve mostly practiced in big cities, right? Yeah. Yeah. Why? What is this, a country poison? You could say that. It’s a kind of venom. Like from a snake? Well, you’d have to do further tests to determine the genus and species, but the origin is definitely a reptile. And you know this why? Well, I’ve never run into something like this in a modern clinical setting, but, you know, in the past, there’s been warrior cultures that used venom to poison their spears, some untouched indigenous cultures still do to this day. That’s right — to protect themselves from missionaries and interlopers. I watch the science channels. But we aren’t talking about ancient warfare or protected tribes. I’ll check the databases, but I don’t recall any serial-killer profiles that include any of this. So you do believe this is the work of a serial killer? I called carly yesterday a couple times, actually, and — and I just never heard back. I take it you guys haven’t heard from her, either. I called her. She — she never called me back. Okay. I’ll just check in with michael, see if his mom reached out to him, then. You got her involved in that — what is it called? It’s that, uh, seminar. The leadership-seminar thing. Yeah. You got contacts for that? I do. Yeah. I’ll call mia. S-she’s the leader of the whole program. She set the whole thing up. I’ll just tell her that it’s a family emergency. I’m only worried ’cause carly wouldn’t ignore me in a dangerous situation. No. You don’t — sonny, you don’t have to explain to me why you’re concerned about carly. Neither does drew. I’m a guest at this hotel. I have every right to be here. Oh. This place used to have better standards. You still working on your gala, or were you and the other ladies who lunch meeting about community resources? What’s next? Designated picnic area for those making under six figures? Oh, actually, the jacksonville beautification guild is known for our charity work. Yeah, when they’re not digging up souls from their eternal resting places. I had no idea virginia was buried in that cemetery. Great. That’s great. Since you have no vested interest, either way, you can reconsider. I’m afraid it’s too late. Why? The measure to move the cemetery wasn’t unanimous. All you have to do is hold another vote. No, I-I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. I’m just a little surprised. I knew lucy and my father were acquainted. I hadn’t realized they were lunching together these days. Can you reach her, please? ‘Cause she’s not picking up my calls, and I-I just need to have a chat. Is this about deception? Potentially. Yeah. Yeah. Mm-hmm. Um, do you know when she’ll be back? I don’t suppose you have any important business meetings she has to return for. Oh, I don’t, but lucy might. I can check with her assistant. That’d be great. Thank you. Thank you so much.

[ Telephone beeps ] Maxie: Does lucy have many appointments today? This is on me. This is just — I should never have done this — pushed her to get information from victor. He’S… he’s too dangerous. I think lucy can handle herself. What? Robert’s people wouldn’t take this, and they’re professionals. Also, check any sticky notes, scratch paper, napkins. Sometimes she writes things down there. Okay. Look. You know your father better than me. So…this unexpected lunch date — could it be because he’s figured out lucy has an agenda? Well, if I did… victor certainly could. So, what do you think of the venue? Ah! The, um, haunted star. It’s interesting. Oh. Just interesting? Okay. Rather inspired. Because isn’t this the very vessel that first brought you to port charles and — oh. Shh. Shh.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Chuckles ] Yes. So many, many, many years ago. I mean, that is before the dearly departed helena cassadine gifted it to your nemeses, luke and laura, on their wedding day.

[ Chuckles ] That’s right. Of course! You literally wrote the book on all this. You bet I did. So, here we are. And, you know, if I didn’t know better — which I’m not saying I do know better — I would think… that you just abducted me. Is that a bad thing?

[ Chuckles ] Well, I haven’t been kidnapped in a very long time. I suppose I could use a refresher. Hm. You are a charmer, aren’t you? Please.

[ Laughs ] Thank you. And you, sir, are a master of understatement. But, um, do tell, really — what are we doing here right now? I mean, on this particular vessel. Well, I have rented out the entire ship so we won’t have any interruptions. Ah! How very gracious of you, when you could have just taken it.

[ Chuckles ] Oh! And I see you also brought your goombah. Hello, goombah. Champagne? Oh! Uh, of course. Thank you so much. You know, I’m just curious, though — do all your business lunches include bubbly and…boat rides? Well, neither you nor I, ms. Coe, are what I would call traditionalists. That’s one of the reasons I feel we’ve been drawn to each other. So, shall we, uh, enjoy our champagne? We shall indeed. And we can watch the sun set over the water from the main deck. Sunset? Ah. How — how long is this lunch? Well, uh, I have taken the liberty of checking your schedule, and you are free for the rest of the day. Mm. Yes. You are correct. I don’t really have any plans. Except, you know, if you want to mention…work. And your lawyer acquaintance is still out of town? So it’s settled, then. You’re all mine.

Okay. No meetings written down in lucy’s day planner, sticky notes, scratch paper, or napkins. But that doesn’t really mean anything. She frequently doesn’t write things down and still manages to show up. Did her assistant catch where they were going, maybe? No. No. She wasn’t in the room when victor was here. But now that I’m thinking about it, it is really weird that lucy actually went with him. We’re kind of in crisis mode with everything going on with sasha, and it’s really not like lucy. Of course, you know, drew’s concerned. Him and carly are friends or — I don’t know what they are. Well, sonny, from the look of what happened at the picnic, they’re a lot more than friends. You’ve mentioned that before. And I’m just — I’m just saying it again, because maybe drew’s investment in carly’s well-being is more than he’s letting on. Wait. So carly never even checked in? Do you know what happened? Oh. Where did the plane land? Okay. All right. Well, um, thank you very much, mia. I’ll find her. Here’s hoping she didn’t get into too much trouble. The process of moving the cemetery has already begun. Oh, you were given ample notice. Same as all the other families.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Sighs ] That’s not the point. The point is, my mom had one burial request — to be buried near the water in her hometown. Virginia also probably wanted to have her grave tended to on a regular basis. Well…we know what happened there. And I wanted a happy, healthy marriage. You spoiled that, too. I guess we can’t always have what we wanted. Okay. I was trying to be nice. But if you want to do this the hard way, that’s fine with me. I still haven’t been able to recall that woman’s face. That’s frustrating. I know. If you hypnotize me again and we revisit that memory, I think what I saw will become clearer. Well, we can concentrate on recognizing those faces during our next session. Can we do it now? I’m afraid not. I have an appointment in 10 minutes. Kevin, I-I know this isn’t an emergency, but I can’t sleep. I’m not eating. I haven’t lost time since our last session, but who knows when that’ll happen again? And I understand. This process can really take a toll. How did that woman get to the bottom of the stairs? And is that man I can’t see my father? Whoever it is, is that person still a threat to someone? I really feel like we should figure out these answers as soon as possible. Kevin, please. I wouldn’t ask if I wasn’t desperate. I’ll cancel my appointment.

[ Exhales deeply ] I don’t want to jump to conclusions, especially since the weapon used in ava’s attack wasn’t poisoned — with venom or otherwise. But you do believe it to be the same assailant?

The invader’s “anonymous, well-placed source” certainly seems to think so. Regardless, it’s too soon to say. A serial killer may have as few as two victims but are usually defined by a cooling-off period in between attacks. These were very close together. Why would a perpetrator employ different methods between attacks? In my analysis, whoever did this was disappointed that ava survived. So they upped the ante to make sure their next victim didn’T.

Ant chatterhas given me the need to check on my daughter. And don’t worry. I won’t mention any details of the case. I want her to be able to sleep at night. Hey, look, commissioner. I’d like to — we’re likely dealing with a violent repeat offender whose modus operandi is growing more lethal. Which is why I believe that whoever furnished the quote to the invader was simply trying to warn the public. Yes. All any of us want is to mitigate risk and prevent injury. Of course. But crucial information needs to be kept under wraps. This helps us separate the lunatics who confess from the real perpetrators who might want to toy with us. No kidding? You got phony confessions? Since the invader article. But they don’t know about the venom on the hook. Hey, nor — nor will they. The last thing I want to do is compromise your investigation. We’re all worried about our families, dr. Finn. I imagine this must hit pretty close to home for you. I mean, I used to see tj and brando around the hospital. They got in a fight over there in one of the hallways one day. I remember. Yeah. But, I mean, they seem to have gotten pretty friendly. I guess they worked everything out. I suppose they did. Seeing a man so close to my son’s age cut down in his prime… that really makes it more personal for me. We can continue to escalate, or we could search for some common ground. So why don’t you let me buy you a drink and we can discuss this? Are you sure you can afford it? Excuse me? Oh, well, we have google here in jacksonville, too. It was nice! Uh, the hotel you…used to own. The kind of place that would attract visitors. I imagine at some point you were even a leader in port charles society, someone who would understand the need for civic improvement. And now — oh, just look — look how the mighty have fallen. Oh, lamont, uh, would you get the…lady a — whatever she wants. Don’t worry, darlin’. It’s on my tab. I want to discuss something with you. Okay. You need security. Oh, sonny. No. Until we catch the guy. I’m fine. No. Famous last words.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Can I just hire my own security, then? I’m gonna have to do the background check anyway, so just let me hire the people that I want. Come o– I just — humor me. You know what? I don’T… I, uh — I tried carly again. Still no answer. All right. Thanks for trying. Yeah. Of course. Of course. Um…I will see you two around. He never said if he talked to that mia woman who ran the seminar. It’s none of our business. Right. None of our business. But you know who is my business is sasha, and I’m really worried about her. Yeah. So am I. I mean, she’s gone through so much, and… now that brando’s gone, you know… she needs all of our support. If she needs anything — and I’m — I’m serious — if she needs anything, I’m here for her. And part of that support team is carly. So…do you know when she’s gonna come back from aruba?

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh. Let’s — let’s find out right now. Hey, carly. I’ve been trying to get ahold of you. So, where are you? Uh, take one of the guys with you. Okay. Well, brook lynn has no idea where lucy could be headed. Well, thanks for checking. Thank you. She did say that lucy tweeted something like 20 minutes ago. “Follow your stars,” accompanied with a jack-o’-lantern emoji — not a pumpkin, a jack-o’-lantern — with no stars, in september, a month before halloween.

[ Chuckles ] I mean, what does that even mean? I don’t know. Thank you, though, maxie. I really appreciate it. Yeah. You’ve been a big help. Uh… halloween. Hmm. Valentin is a brilliant strategist, and I’m so fortunate to be working with him. I also think… that he’s extremely handsome and charming and savvy and even sometimes a tad bit ruthless. I can certainly see where he gets that from. I bet you’re so proud of him. Well, it’s true. Valentin does take after me in some respects.

[ Chuckles ] But I’m afraid even family can disappoint. Oh, no. That’s horrible. H-how? I can’t see how valentin could possibly disappoint you. That’s sad. Well, one would assume that blood would engender unwavering loyalty. But, sadly, that is not always the case. Which is why it is so important to forge other bonds — with, uh — with you, for instance.

[ Chuckles ] Oh. Thank you. No. I couldn’t possibly eat another morsel, really. You know, what I could use is a power walk to walk off all this amazing, delicious food. Will we be heading back to dry land soon? I certainly hope not. Our afternoon… is just getting started.

But that was your halloween costume last year, james. A pirate would be so much more fun. Yeah, of — of course you could wear a fake parrot. C-can we talk about this later? Your aunt nina just got here. Okay. Love you. Bye. Fake parrot? Geez. Like you’ve ever said no to james.

[ Laughing ] Never. Never. Hi! Hi. It’s so good to see you. Nice to see you. What’s up? Well, I actually need your opinion. Ooh. Okay. Uh, fall fashions — I’m your gal. Advice on your love life — you should know better. No, it’s not that. I’M… I’m just trying to figure out the best way to help sasha. Oh, well, in that case, I’m the last person you should talk to. If you’re in jacksonville, what took you so long to respond to your messages? I lost my phone. I left it on the plane. But you know our — our — our numbers. Why couldn’t you borrow a phone? I called josslyn after I landed. I figured everybody else could wait until I got my replacement phone. Why? What’s going on? Is everything okay with donna and avery? Yeah. The girls are fine. Uh…brando isn’T.

[ Indistinct conversations ] You know, in the spirit of full disclosure, the venom element makes this kind of personal for me, too. How so? How so? Just out of medical school, I accepted a doctors without borders posting to the mariana islands. In micronesia. Yes. That’s a very remote location. It is. It is, but I was, uh — I was with my wife. Uh…my — my late wife, reiko. She was also a doctor. And we both felt very strongly that we could do some good work there. While we

were on the island,we had a very good friend — good doctor. He died a very painful death from a snakebite. So what we just discovered about brando has… has brought all that back up. The person at the top of the stairs — are they still there? Yes. Can you see their face? No, not clearly. In our last session, you said you might know the woman at the bottom of the stairs. Can you try to see her face again? Take your time. Is she moving? No. I still can’t see her face. Can you get closer? I’ll try. Can you see her face now? Elizabeth? Elizabeth.

[ Grunts ] Whose boat was that we just took? It was a zodiac. Okay. Whose zodiac was that we just took? I know people. Really? What do you mean, “really?” Well, we just grabbed it so qckly, I assumed we hadn’t had permission. You sound disappointed. I am a little, yeah. We’ll steal a boat next time. I’m really worried about lucy. Well, listen. My father is a despicable human being and capable of horrible acts. But he’s not gonna take advantage of lucy, because he’s the type who prefers his conquests to surrender. Ew. You honestly think he sailed her out into the open waters with her permission? I think that this is a grand romantic gesture. And I think that as long as he hasn’t discovered her deception, she’s perfectly fine. But your father’s like a bloodhound, sniffing out people’s weaknesses. And lucy’s, you know… practically advertises hers. Right. He’s perfectly capable of exploiting her worst instincts. Victor: May I? Lucy: [ Exhales deeply ] It’s — it’s staggering. It’s simply stunning. And shiny and sparkly and some other “s” word. What have I done to deserve this? That remains to be seen. Oh. Oh — ohh. Oh. Oh, um…mr. Cassadine, I’m not sure what kind of impression you have of me, but, um, yes, I have had a very colorful and imperfect past. A real page-turner, if I do say so myself. But I am always and still will be always a lady. Oh, without question. And please. I apologize if I implied otherwise or if my intentions appeared anything other than — honorable? Please accept this gift as, um, merely a-a tangible token of the alliance that we are about to forge together. An alliance? Do tell. I’m sure you must have noticed by now, my dear, that I am not a man to do anything in half measures. And that includes my plans for the future. Hmm. What kind of plans? Something big is coming. One might even say… earth-shattering. Earth-shattering? Really? Well, uh, tell me. Are you going to be the man steering the ship, so to speak? Let me say just this right now. We’re heading into rough waters, and the only way we can save all souls aboard is with me at the helm. Now, I was hoping that my ship would be crewed by fellow cassadines. But it seems they can’t be relied upon. I need a first mate, lucy, and I think that could be you. Portia: Oh, jordan. I didn’t know you were still here. Is there, um, anything else that I could do to help regarding brando’s case? No. I wanted to thank you for requesting the tox screen. Without it, we wouldn’t have discovered the cause of death for brando, so… well, I’m just glad I followed my instincts on that one. This latest bit of information is so distinct. It’s like a signature. Hopefully, it’ll help us to identify who the killer is. Well, if there’s anything else I can do to help… I’ll let you know. Whatever it takes to get to the truth. I’m glad to hear we’re both on the side of truth. Elizabeth, answer me. Do you want to end this session? All right. I’m going to count backwards from five. When I get to one, I will clap my hands, and you’ll wake, remembering everything. In five, four, three, two…

[ Claps hands ] …One. Nod if you’re with me. Mm-hmm. Gave me a bit of a start there. You okay?

[ Exhales deeply ] Yeah. I know exactly what I need to do. Look, lately, all I’ve done is hurt sasha, not help her. Maxie, how can you say that? Well, things really started going downhill when lucy suggested it would be best for deception if sasha took a major step back — especially as spokesmodel. Look, I’m not — I’m not blaming lucy. I’m actually blaming myself. I wasn’t fully on board with the idea, but I went along with it anyway. Well, in all fairness, we know that sasha needs help — more than she’s willing to accept. So maybe not having to focus on work is a good thing. Yeah, but that’s not why we did it. We did it for the bottom line, not to help our friend. Yes, sasha needs help. But what if the help she needs is a purpose, not a kiss-off? I — maxie, you didn’t kiss her off. Yeah? How do you know that? Yeah. I know that because I know you, and you don’t kiss people off. Even so, we professionally pushed sasha away when she personally needed us the most. And I-I wasn’t even able to be at the meeting where we informed sasha. Lucy had to do it alone. Sasha was so upset. She had another public meltdown. And now, on top of losing a child not even a year ago, she’s lost brando. How many times is this poor woman’s heart gonna be shattered? Oh, my god. Poor sasha. And gladys. How are they doing? Devastated. We’re all doing the best to take care of them. It just doesn’t make sense. Brando was one of the good guys. I’m sorry, sonny. I’m so sorry. I know how close you guys were becoming and how much you both loved mike. At least they’re together now. First ava, now brando? Why? Jordan thinks this, uh, nutjob might be targeting people close to me. What? All right. That’s it.I’m on the first flight home. No, you’re not.

[ Exhales deeply ] Maxie, you… you couldn’t have known that this was gonna happen. You’ve been trying to help sasha through this really tough period. Yeah, but everything I do seems to make matters worse because of this company. I feel so cold-blooded. Okay. Look at it this way. You are protecting sasha’s livelihood during this crisis. There’s got to be something else I could do to help, something to show that I actively support sasha. There is. Just do whatever she needs, even if she pushes you away. Yeah, I know. Trust me. I know what it’s like. I mean, when nathan was killed… well, you remember. Yeah. There’s so much that needs to be done. Yeah. Maxie, there’s one thing that’s gonna be too difficult for sasha and gladys to do, something that requires a master planner like you. Right. This is horrible. A week ago, I was drafting a guest list for sasha and brando’s wedding reception. Now I’m gonna use that list for his funeral. The girls are safe. Josslyn too. I got around-the-clock security on all of them. What about michael?

Well, michael has

his own security

and doesn’t need my help. But I’m looking out for him. All right. Well, it’s just really hard not coming home when there’s a homicidal maniac targeting our family. Carly, you’re safer where you are. I’m in jacksonville, florida. I know I can’t stop you from coming back, and I know you hate jacksonville. Do me a favor. Do not come back until I give you the all-clear. You’ll keep me posted? Always. Thank you.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Homicidal maniac? Sounds like your family needs you. Oh, pity you must go. I’m not going anywhere until I’m sure virginia is staying right where she is in that cemetery. That’s not up to you. I know it’s been quite a few years since you knew me, mrs. Roberts… that’s no longer my name. …But I’m not impressed or intimidated by you. And the one thing that hasn’t changed? I’m still really good at raising hell. So if you think you regretted knowing me then… just wait. Hm. You know, I do so love a man with plans and a vision. Could you just perhaps share your nefarious plans with me? I mean… I’m so excited to hear them. You’ve got me curious, and i don’t even know what they are. Oh, I would like nothing more. I just wish I knew who I could trust. Oh, I see. I-I really did truly think we were building a rapport. And so we are, and I look forward to deepening our connection. But you have to understand. A-a man in my position, I… I need to be judicious. Mm. I see. Especially with your grand designs. Speaking of designs. Johann? Why don’t you, uh, enjoy some air outside? Yes, boss. Alone at last. I think we’ll find lucy and your father in the main room. Unless we find them in a stateroom. Ew. What? You said it yourself. My father’s very persuasive. Do you think we should split up? Oh. Door.

[ Door opens ]

[ Inhales, exhales sharply ]

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