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Brando, can you hear me? Brando? Please tell me you didn’t leave me.

[ Door opens ] Brando? You look a lot better. Thanks.

[ Door closes ] I’m so glad that you are out of that icu. Yeah. If only I could get out of this hospital altogether. Can’t wait to get out of here. All in due time, right? Okay. Since you told me about nikolas sleeping with esme, kind of sounds to me like your marriage is over. So have you thought about where you’re gonna go when they discharge you?

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Hey. What brings you by? Just checking in to see how you’re doing. Yeah. Is that reiko? Yeah. Yeah. It was taken at — taken on the mariana islands a long time ago. I see. What’s got you thinking about your late wife? Oh — nurse andrea: Dr. Finn? Yeah? Mr. Sanchez is prepped and ready for you. Oh, I’ll be right there. I’m sorry, dad. This might take a while. That’s okay. I’ll — I’ll walk out with you. Yeah? Thanks. Who are you? Here’s to you. Thank you. First of all, you don’t have to toast me. And second of all, you don’t have to drink a plain iced tea just because I can’t drink. I wanted a glass of iced tea, just like I wanted to celebrate my best friend. Especially after that scoop. “Two victims, one hook.” Definite clickbait. Brava, madame editor-in-chief. I had my reservations at first, but it turns out there was a lot of traffic on the website. And well-deserved. So, how’s kristina doing? What did she think of the article? I don’t even think she read it. What do you mean? You said she walked in on the attack. Is she having a hard time? Just the opposite. She doesn’t think witnessing the attack put her in any danger at all. I did manage to keep her name out of the article. But what if the attacker saw her and didn’t realize that kristina didn’t see the attacker? I don’t like the fact that she’s taking this so lightly. Then again, I’m not surprised at all. She’s always been a very gutsy girl. Even witnessing an attack won’t bring her down. No. She has her mother to do that for her. Alone at last.

[ Sighs ] You’ve sent the waiter away. Does that mean the meal is over? Mm, not at all, my dear. It just means now it’s time to serve ourselves.

[ Sniffling, gasps ] Brando? It’s me.

[ Sighs ] Did you really think I was brando? No. I-I know that it’s impossible. I just can’t believe that he’s gone. Yeah, it’s hard to believe. He was one of a kind. Hey, come on.

I have been thinking a lot about what happens when I’m well enough to leave G.H. Proud as I am of the metro court, and I’m super proud of it, I hate the idea of you camping out in a hotel room, so you’re just gonna have to stay with me. Oh. Well, thanks. But I — you know, I don’t — I don’t want charity, nina. Definitely don’t want pity. Ava, come on. We’re way past that. We have so much dirt on each other. I think by now we’re firmly ensconced in the girlfriends zone. I feel the same way. And friends, they help each other. It’s not charity. There’s no pity. Yeah, I know. But I… you don’t really want to stay with me because you would prefer to go back home to wyndemere. But, ava, nikolas is there. I’m not sure how this happened, but somehow in my trying to warn kristina about potential danger she may be in, I sort of blurted out that she was not living up to her full potential. Music to her ears, no doubt. And then to add to that, I sort of blurted out that she was risking her life for a dead-end job. Well, I’m sure that worked. You didn’t bring up law school? No. Oh, no. She’s sharp. She knew what was happening. And that is just my point. She’s too smart to be spending her life making work schedules for the wait staff. I completely agree. But it is her life. I’m painfully aware of that. Mm-hmm. I will try to do better at keeping my opinions to myself.

[ Laughs ] Good luck with that. Alexis. Yes? Hey, I’m glad I ran into you. I need your help. Nurse andrea: Elizabeth? You’re off today, aren’t you? What are you doing here? Call gladys. We’re okay. We’re okay. How’d you find me? Well, there are two places that brando always wanted to be. One was with you, and the other is in his garage. So I figured if you were looking for brando, you would come here. He really did love this place. I think you giving it to him was the best thing that ever happened to brando. Not at all. You were.

[ Crying ] So there’s more. Whatever you desire. You deserve to be waited on hand and foot. So please, I am utterly at your service. Your wish is my command. Well, I can’T. I mean, this has all been so lovely, and to ask for anything else would just be horrible. No, no, please. Please ask. You must promise me you must always be honest with me, no matter what. Shoe. What? Give me your shoe. No way. Come on, these things are italian.

[ Shoe thuds ]

[ Water splashes ]

[ Grunts ]

[ Screams ]

[ Water splashes ]

Can we talk? What is this about? I’d rather speak in private. Ava.Ava. Fear not, nikolas. I have to be going anyway. Alexis, it was lovely having half a drink with you. Go easy on krissy and yourself. Prince. So, you know, there are therapy apps where you can find a marriage counselor, you can speak to them in person or do it virtually. That’s not what I want to talk about. You said that ava was too proud to forgive a stupid mistake. Do you remember that? I do. Well, I should have listened to you. You understand the way that ava thinks. God help me. Clearly, ava and I, we have a volatile relationship. But when she was attacked, everything crystallized for me. I want ava in my life. I don’t want to lose her. And I take it ava didn’t have the same epiphany. No. That’s why I need some straight talk. Is it time for me to give up on my marriage? Wyndemere is huge. You know? And nikolas and i have lived there together in the past when we were estranged. Is this like the strategy keep your enemies close? Something like that. Alright. You know what? You told me before that you wanted to wait to make nikolas pay for cheating on you. Is now the time? I mean, I’m sure scott is just chomping at the bit to file a generous divorce settlement for you. You know, I, uh — I haven’t spoken to scotty about this yet. Ava jerome, you’re stalling. You’re still in love with your husband. You spoke to gladys? She said to thank you for finding sasha. I, um — I guess I should go home. I just want to stay here. Stay. Go. I felt like — like brando was here, working, like any minute, he would walk through that door with some part that he had forgotten to order. And he would smile and kiss me and say “thank you for waiting.” Like any other day. But brando is gone. And no matter how many times I pretend or wish or try to convince myself that it’s just a horrible nightmare…

[ Crying ] …Brando isn’t here. He’s not anywhere.

[ Sighs ] You know what? It’s like my — my son morgan. Um, with my dad, it was different because I got to say goodbye to my dad, but — but morgan, he was like brando. It was unexpected. It was sudden. One minute he’s here. Next minute he’s gone. We didn’t even have a body to bury. I got to confess something to you. A lot of times I go into crowds, and I — I just want to see him, you know? Sometimes the phone rings… and I think it’s him. How long did you feel that way? Tell you the truth, I still scan crowds for morgan. I just want to be able to see him one last time, you know? My boy, my son. Tell me, lucy, what — what do you want from me? Just — just name it. No, I can’T. I mean, you asked me not to ask you, and so I just — I can’T. I won’t ask you. But you also told me to wait, and I’m so bad at waiting. I’ve never been good at it. And I’m just really brimming with curiosity. You know, I have always just loved a man with a big plan.

[ Chuckles ] So I’m just so excited. Come on. Couldn’t you just give me a teensy, weensy little hint, please?

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[ Clears throat ] Sonny. Go ahead. What do you want, diane? Gladys said that sasha was here, and I’d like to speak to her. She’s in the office. Brando’s office. S-she doesn’t want — you know, she doesn’t want to deal with anybody. Wants to be left alone. I can wait. I need to go over some legal issues that have arisen with brando’s death. Hell of a time, diane, to be doing business, don’t you think? I’ve been asked to serve as interim counsel. Martin grey is still out of town. We’re dealing with brando’s widow. Why should I trust you to represent her when you grilled me on the stand? Believe me, sonny, I could have gone a lot harder on you. Dex, go. Understand something, sonny. I liked brando a lot. I love the fact that he came into town and — and rescued carly. I love the fact that he became a father figure to — to dev cerci, that boy that you were trying to keep in the country. And then he infiltrated cyrus renault’s organization and saved sasha. All he wanted was to make an honest living. Brando corbin was a hero who deserved a much better hand than the one life dealt him. You’re not gonna get any argument from me there, diane. I am not trying to capitalize on tragedy, sonny. I’m just trying to do right by brando by helping his widow at the request of her lawyer and his grieving mother. And you — you expect me to ignore that you just pretty much — you grilled me on that stand at nina’s hearing. I mean, how could you do that to me? I was fighting for michael and willow. I was doing my utmost to win the case for them, as I would for any client, no matter how ungrateful. Sonny, I have been through thick and thin with you. I have been through good and bad. I have protected you and yours. And I have done pretty much everything except dig a grave in the pine barrens. You sided with michael. Because michael retained me to defend against the petition brought by nina for visitation. And if you will recall, you and nina were not a couple formally at the time, so there was no conflict of interest. And it was you who spontaneously volunteered to testify on nina’s behalf, asked scott baldwin to put you on the stand. I was only cross-examining you the way any halfway competent lawyer would. You laid out…

[ Scoffs ] …My life for everyone to see. That’s personal to me. How can I forget that, diane? In love with nikolas? Oh, hardly. No, I am not the sort of woman that’s gonna let somebody cheat on me and humiliate me and get away with it. Mm. Ava, besides me, who knows that nikolas slept with esme? Besides you, um… just spencer and victor. Well, I doubt they’re gonna throw it into your face if you decide to forgive nikolas. I mean, I won’T. Why are you pushing for me to get back with nikolas? I’m not pushing for you to get back with nikolas. I just — I just don’t want your pride to get in the way of your happiness. It is your prerogative if you want to expose nikolas’ bad behavior or if you want to forgive him. I just want you to be happy. I don’t know if I could live with myself if I gave him another chance. I would be worried, wondering if it could happen again. And I’ve lived with that kind of betrayal in the past. I lost my daughter because of it. I know. We both have made our share of mistakes, and we both have suffered. And we’ve paid terrible prices, haven’t we? But we’re still here. Just barely. No. Listen, you’re on the mend. You are. And it’s pretty amazing that we both found love after everything we’ve been through. It’s kind of like a miracle, isn’t it? So, ava, whether or not you want to forgive nikolas, it’s up to you. But if you still love him… did you know I blackmailed nikolas into this marriage in the first place? That is hardly a foundation for everlasting commitment. Well, your marriage may not have started as a love match, but it’s a love match now. Do you want to give up on your marriage? No. But I’m at the end of my rope. I mean, nothing I’ve said has budged ava even a bit. Well, that’s ’cause talk is cheap.

[ Scoffs ] Is that the best you can do? May I remind you that you came to me? You’re more than welcome to vacate that bar stool for a more nuanced commentary. Okay. I am sorry. I’m just trying to figure out what to do. Do you think that I need to take action? I don’t know what you need to do. I don’t know what you did, and I don’t want to know. I’m just asking you, whatever it was, will it cost ava her pride to forgive you? Definitely. Then you need to give something back. Like what? I don’t know. Something that shows ava that you value your relationship with her to put something on the line, to risk something for her. Just like you’re asking her to swallow her pride in order to take you back. So, I convinced kevin to hypnotize me again because I was on the verge of remembering something. I just didn’t do it in the session. And then I did. Finn, I remembered the face of the woman at the bottom of the stairs. That’s encouraging. Who is she? That’s the thing. I don’t know. You saw her face, but you didn’t recognize her. I cannot place her. I have no memory of this person except for the moment on the stairs. Except I feel like she wasn’t a stranger.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Thanks. That’s, uh — that’s reiko. That’s my late wife. Victor: Are you sure there’s a man overboard? Deckhand: Yes, sir. I saw a body hit the water and told the captain to stop. We’re circling back now. What? Well, what are you doing standing around here for? Come on. Help with the rescue operation, man. Victor, oh, my god! This man could drown! You need to go help. I mean, you’re so strong. Alright. I suppose I should go supervise. Listen, I promise I won’t be too long. Perfect. I’ll be right here when you come back. Go on. Go with the wind. Psst, psst. Come on. He’s gone. He’s gone. He’s gone. Okay, wait a minute. Did you — did you just throw a man overboard? Wait a minute. What happened to your shoe? Don’t worry about it. It was just johann. He never saw us. Don’t worry. No one knows we’re here. That could change any moment. What are you doing here? We’re rescuing you. What if I don’t want to be rescued?

We don’t have time for games, lucy. Victor could be back any moment. We have to go. I cannot go right now because then he’ll know that I am playing him. And he’ll know that you probably set me up to do this whole thing. He is just starting to open up to me. This is obviously the scene of a seduction. Champagne, petit fours. How do you expect this evening’s gonna end, lucy? Yeah, how? I can handle victor. He is putty in my hand. Well, that’s a very expensive gift. It’s really nice, isn’t it? Focus. Okay, listen. I haven’t felt this alive in years. I still got it. Okay, well, there’s no need to keep discussing this. I would like to speak with sasha, but if that is not going to happen, please, please have her give me a call. Diane, wait.

[ Sighs ] Sasha needs a good lawyer. Good?

[ Door opens ] Diane. Hey, honey. I am so, so sorry about brando. I was just telling sonny how much I admired him. Thank you. Now, I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but martin grey is still out of town. So he and your mother-in-law feel that there may be some pressing legal issues that require your prompt attention. So I’ve been asked to serve as interim counsel, if that’s okay with you. I guess. But what is so important that it can’t wait? It’s a confidential matter. It’s okay. You can talk in front of sonny. Alright. It concerns your guardianship. Oh, that’s settled. Brando — your agreement to avoid prison stipulates that you must have a legal guardian. Are you saying, diane, that the agreement is null and void? Am I going to prison? Well, if it isn’t the woman behind the headlines. How’s the response? Good and bad. I think the general public is glad that they were alerted to the fact that there’s a hook-wielding maniac on the loose. The police commissioner, that’s another matter. I’d like to hear more. Are you leaving? You have time to join me for a cup of coffee? Sure. Why not? Elizabeth: This is reiko? Finn: A long time ago. We were both with doctors without borders. It was our first post. She looks so young. Yeah. You don’t talk about her. I know. Never been able to make peace with how she died. Infected with the same disease I was trying to cure. Blackwoods disease. Uh-huh. What brings her up for you now? Um, a case — case I’m working on. It reminded me of something that reiko and I went through when we were posted on the mariana islands. Mariana islands? That’s near guam, right? Yeah. You amaze me. Most — most people don’t even know those islands exist. And when we were there, we had A… a good friend, good doctor, and he… he died of this poisonous snake bite. You okay? You got a headache? Yeah, just a little bit. From the hypnotherapy? Probably. I’m just so frustrated because I have all these little pieces that I can’t quite seem to put together to see the larger picture. It’s okay. It’s coming. Every day you’re learning a little more. None of this makes sense. I need to go home and just lie down for a little bit. I think you’re incredible. We’re gonna find the truth. You are in way over your head, lucy. You can’t underestimate victor. I know, I know. But listen to me. He actually told me that he has plans. Some kind of plans, big plans. And he wants to include me. What plans? I-I don’t know, because the two of you interrupted. But I am getting this close to it. Shh. Someone’s coming. Okay, look, this is your last chance. If you don’t come with us now, you’re on your own. I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m on my own. I got this. I promise. I’ve got this. Oh, oh, oh, oh.

[ Coughing ] Oh, my — oh, my goodness. What — what — what happened? This is awful. What happened? Well, I’m not entirely sure. Johann went overboard, but he isn’t able to tell me exactly how or why. I guess he must have got a concussion when he hit the water. Oh, dear. That’s horrible. Here, drink this. Drink this. Here. Take it. Come on, man. Focus. Tell me what happened. I was on the deck. Maybe I lost my balance? Well, could you have been pushed? I mean, did you see anyone else? I don’t remember seeing anyone. I was… you were? You were what? Having a drink. Oh, my goodness. You were drinking on the job? You know, that is really dangerous. I wasn’t drunk. Alright, come on. You better go back to your state room and dry off. Come on. I’ll call the captain and see if we have a medic on board. I’m sorry for the trouble, mr. Cassadine. Yeah, well, we’ll deal with this later. Oh, dear. Poor johann. You know, alcoholism is such a serious burden. Something’s off.

I only agreed the first time because I trusted brando. Now that he’s gone, it’s — it’s over for me. No, no, no, no. Legally, it’s not. Okay, but sasha should not have to be going through this right now, diane. I completely agree. That is why I am prepared to file a continuance, pending your approval. Do you — do you understand what that means? Yes. And that’s fine. You have my approval. Thank you. Now, do you know where brando kept his copy of your guardianship decree? His office. Or — or maybe our place. He didn’t say. Do you want — you want diane to go in his office and check for the papers and stuff? The sooner we get this sorted, the better. I mean, that is if it’s okay with you. Yes. Okay. Yeah, that’s fine. I should go home. I’m tired. Okay. I’ll take you. Okay. Um, the office is in the back. Copy that. I’m on it. Hey, diane. Thank you. Actually, I have it on good authority that the police commissioner is unhappy with our article. Does it surprise you? I’m not insensitive to her concerns. I just consider warning the public to be a part of the greater good. It doesn’t hurt that the readership is up, does it? 30%. Most people were glad for the warning, and a small amount thought

the invader was fearmongering. The article I read didn’t sensationalize the crimes. It just gave the public the facts. I was very impressed. Now I can sleep at night.

[ Laughs ] I know my opinion doesn’t really matter. Actually, it does. It matters to me. I could use some help. I found sasha. What? I’m confused. What — sasha was missing? Why didn’t someone call me? We’re here at brando’s garage. I’m gonna take her home. Can you meet us there? Yeah, of course. I need to be there. I’ll see you soon. What is that? Is sasha okay? No. I mean, considering. No. Sasha is definitely not okay. And I should be with her.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Sighs] Can we talk? Go. Help sasha. I’ll be okay. Well, say whatever it is you came here to say. But just know that it’s gonna take a lot more than words to make things right between us. I know. That’s why I brought this.

I need you to wait till ms. Miller’s finished. Make sure you lock up. I’m taking sasha home. She gonna be okay? She’s got her family to take care of her. Hey. You ready to go? Yeah, I’m done. Alright. Don’t worry. I’ll take care of things here. What is that? I’m done talking. This is proof of how much I love you. Okay. Zodiac’s docked. Are they coming after us? No, I don’t see any sign of a disturbance. I think we got away clean. Whew. Well, except for the shoe. You’ll live. You’re glowing, you know. Yeah, you smooth talker. You’re really in your element, aren’t you? It’s fun working together. Sorry our rescue attempt fell flat. Oh. Yeah. I mean, I-I wanted victor to be enamored with lucy, but I am still very concerned that putting her in his sights is just such a risk. Well, it was her call. She didn’t want to leave. No. We’re going to keep an eye on the situation. If she needs us, we can help her. I worry that it’s not if, but when. Why don’t we get back on track and resume this date we’re having? Date? Well, now, I’m surprised you call it a date. You seem determined to make it all about business. Well, I don’t know too many business meetings I’ve had where I’ve been presented with diamonds, so I can safely assume that this is a date. You don’t seem angry. Well, I am compelled to tell you that I’m spoken for. And I really am very much in love with marty. However, you are making it very, very difficult to stay true. And I find myself wondering, what would a future with mr. Victor cassadine look like? Well, let’s find out. This coffee is probably the last thing that I need. I’ll be up all night. Not that I need an excuse. I’m still really worried about kristina. She witnessed that attack, and — and that could make her a target. Have you given more thought to your idea about posting an open letter in the invader to try and draw the killer out, get them to give something away, some clue that might help the pcpd to catch them? Then kristina will be safe. I think if we engage the killer, keep them occupied, it might give the police more time to investigate. Start a dialogue, maybe provide a distraction. It’s a fine balance, though. Don’t want to give the attacker a platform. Just enough rope to hang. You know, I’ve been a lawyer for a long time, and I’ve seen cases like this, and I don’t believe for one minute that this killer is done.

[ Sighs ]

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