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[ Applause ] Don’t worry, gal pal. We all know how much you hate the birthday song. But there is one tradition we must insist on. Mm-hmm. Make a wish.Make a wish. Ohh. Okay. Ohh.

[ Laughs ] Okay. We should go in. People will wonder why we’re not there. That is the point. To make people wonder about us so that word gets back to esme. Did he wake up? Oh, no. He’s completely zonked out. Poor guy. He was so determined to make it to midnight. Well, he got to see midnight… in london. Which was genius on your part. But wiley really wanted to stay up and ring in the new year here in port charles. Well, there’s always next year. Why did you want to come here for dessert instead of staying at the restaurant? Because nothing on their menu looked as good to me as an ice cream sundae. And I hope that doesn’t disappoint you. Nothing with you ever disappoints me. I’m just glad it’s just the two of us. Yeah. I’m really sorry to make you wait out here. I just need some privacy to talk to cam. Take as long as you need. Thanks. What, are you trying to match me?

[ Laughs ] Hi. Hey. Happy new year. Happy new year. What brings you to kelly’s on new year’s eve? I’m not just worried about you. I’m worried about spencer. If you know something, you should tell me. I can’T. Why? Has victor threatened you? Listen, no one is at risk if we play his game. But if you insist on taking victor down, I will go down with him. Leave him alone, or you will lose your son. I’m not going to let him do this to you. He can’t take you away from me. Don’t be so sure. Are you saying that you have fallen so far that victor is your only way back? One day you’ll go to school, ace, and I’ll teach you about the fire triangle. The three things you need to start a fire. Oxygen, fuel, and heat.

[ Sighs ] I wish — no, don’T. If you tell, your wish won’t come true. Forgive me. This is my first birthday party.

[ Laughter ] There’s still time, you know. Britt, you can stay here. Change your mind and stay.

I know you’re new to this, but the tradition is that you blow out all the candles. Hey. Here. Oh.

[ Laughter ]

[ Cheers and applause ] -Whoo! Happy birthday! Happy birthday. Dr. Westbourne, will you do the honor of performing surgery on your cake? I need the practice. For all those surgeries I’ll be picking up on your vacation. You ready? I’m going to do it. Aaah!

[ Cheers and applause ] Yummy. All right. Ooh. There we go. The birthday girl gets the first slice. Thank you. Besides cake, we have another special treat for the birthday girl. Mommy dearest, you’re on.

Mutter, you?

Ja, liebchen. This is a song I sang at the nurses’ ball, which brought the house down, if I do say so myself.

[ Cheers and applause ] Whoo! Elizabeth. Hey, I know this is none of my business. But I’m still a doctor, and I — I still care about you. You know that drinking this early in your pregnancy isn’t good for the baby. Finn, there is no baby. We should join the party. Hey, just a little longer. We want everyone to miss us, remember? Spencer… this is a very dangerous game. It’s not all a game. I-I came to talk to cam. Oh, joss, cameron’s not here. He’s filling in for one of the catering crew. Oh. Do you know when he’ll be back? Not till after midnight. Oh. Okay, well, I guess I’ll have to talk to him another time. Happy new year. Yeah, you too. Wait. Joss, wait. What’s — what’s the rush? You, uh — you want to join us? I’m the only one to blame for the errors in my judgment. And I won’t let you get involved. Oh, nikolas. You don’t understand. I am involved. It’s like I made it my life’s work to disappoint you. Oh, no. Don’t say that. Please don’t say that, nikolas. There is nothing you could ever do to make me stop loving you. The cassadines have been trying to take you away from me since the day you were born, and I am not going to let them win. Mother, I love you. For fighting for me, for whatever… bit of soul that I have left. But it’s not just about me. It’s a long shot. I may end up trapped instead of with a way to escape. But it is the only chance I’ve got. No. The only chance we’ve got. Brace yourself. It won’t be long now. You were wunderbar. -A real star. -Incredible. Bravo, mutter. I only wish there could be an encore. There will be if I have anything to say about it, hm? What do you mean there’s no baby? I had a miscarriage. You know, this may be britt’s first birthday party, but she did it right, didn’t she? Everyone’s enjoying themselves. Yeah, I don’t care. I just care that you’re — you’re enjoying it. Yeah. People must be asking about us by now. If they are, then good. We want it to get back to esme. Okay. We should — we should get back. Yeah.

[ Rattling ] What was that? I don’t know. The wind? Probably people at the party.

fine if you want to opena bottle of champagne. I won’t feel deprived.

[ Chuckles ] Don’t be so noble. I know you love champagne. I do, especially the kind you buy. And since we have a rack full of it, you should open one. Sit here and what, guzzle champagne while you go without? No. I am very happy with my sparkling cider. So am I. We can have champagne next year. I thought we were going to celebrate with wiley next year. Well, we can do both. Champagne for us and cider for wiley. Then maybe we can wake up the baby, and all four of us can ring in the new year together. Because nothing says “happy new year” like a screaming baby. Well, maybe our daughter will be a night owl, and she’ll like staying up at midnight. Then you can be the one to get her back to sleep. Okay. You have my solemn promise. Michael… what if I’m not here next year? I’m so sorry for your loss. Thanks. I wouldn’t blame you if you said this was poetic justice. I would never say that. You know, you and — you guys could try again. What happened with nikolas was never going to last. Ava knows, but I never told the boys. Not that you owe me anything, but — they won’t hear it from me. No one will. Thank you. Happy new year. Elizabeth. You probably want to know what that was all about. And when you’re ready, you’ll tell me. Or not. Ohh. May I have your attention? You’re not going to sing, are you? Baldwin, please say you’re not. I couldn’t carry a tune if it had handles. So if there’s no more hecklers, let’s get on with this. We had great music. We had a great cake. And now there’s one thing missing, though. Presents?

[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you. So, you guys are super dressed up. Are you going somewhere fancy to watch the ball drop? Oh, we did fancy. Now we’re just enjoying sundaes. That’s a fun way to start the new year. Bet you guys are excited. Yeah, I’m excited for all the cool projects we’ve got planned. Projects? Yeah, our new year’s resolution is a do-it-yourself remodel of the den. That’s impressive. What about you? Any resolutions? To become a doctor. What? Yeah. Wow. Since when? Well, a lot of it has to do with when I found ava after she had been stabbed. And I just felt so helpless. I just didn’t know what to do to help her. And then I realized that I can learn what to do. So I decided to submit my application to switch my major to pre-med. Wow. That is amazing. You’re going to be an incredible doctor. Good for you for going through something terrible and finding a positive way to take action. Thank you. And, god, I hope the police find esme and locks her up and throws away the key. Yeah. Look, I want to catch the hook killer, too, but we don’t know that it’s esme for sure. And we both know what happens when we jump to conclusions, right? What am I missing? Well, for a while there, sony thought that dex was behind the killings. Right, joss? I should have never come back to port charles. I would have done everyone a favor if I just — I stayed dead. No, don’t say that. Don’t you ever say that. Nikolas, I was heartbroken when I thought that I had lost you. And spencer, that’s when he began to spiral. And actually, I don’t think he ever really recovered from it. We need you to fight for yourself and to fight for us. You know, if you give in to victor now, he will never let go, honey. What if it’s too late? It’s not. It is not too late. I will back you up with every possible resource I can muster. Everything, I promise you. Look, if you could have a clean slate, wipe it clean and start over, would you do it? Is it possible? Yes, it is possible. It is never too late. It can start tonight. All you have to do is decide — do you belong to victor or do you belong to yourself? Trina: I hope joss and cam join us before midnight. Spencer: Yeah. They will if he can get off work on time. Spencer, trina, what are — what are you guys doing out here? You’re missing all the fun. There’s cake and birthday presents. We were just getting a breath of fresh air. In the cold. We didn’t realize how long we were out here. Yeah. It didn’t feel that cold to me. Shall we? Something to remember our first christmas by.

The party’s going very well. I hope britta’s happy. Yes, yes. Okay, everyone. After a slight delay to round up some stragglers, it’s time to get back to the business at hand. Britt, some of your nearest and dearest worked together to give you a very special birthday present. Happy birthday, britta. Thank you, mutter. Thank you, everyone. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] A remote control.

[ Laughter ] Bring it in, boys. All: Ooh.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Do you have any idea what’s going on? Just watch. I don’t know what this is. Lights, camera, action! Hit play. Britta westbourne, this is your life. We’re so prepared

[ Laughter ]

Our practice done all the work we put in now the time has come standing tall, shoulders back there’s nothing you need or lack a tiny voice says, “I am here to win” make the score, do the deal bets are down, spin the wheel there’s no doubt I am here I am here to win the planets shift the earth will move we waited long for this moment there’s so much to prove we have belief like no one else every night we prayed to the heavens just to be ourselves standing tall, shoulders back there’s nothing you need or lack a tiny voice says, “I am here to win” make the score, do the deal bets are down, spin the wheel there’s no doubt I am here to win mistakes were made along the way if we don’t ever fail can’t learn to fight another day standing tall, shoulders back there’s nothing you need or lack a tiny voice says, “I am here to win” make the score, do the deal bets are down, spin the wheel there’s no doubt I am here to win if you’re asking about what sonny did to dex, then you already know the answer. Well, michael made some pretty serious allegations, which dex denied. Lucky you. How’s dante lucky? Well, because he doesn’t have to arrest his own father. You know, michael was really worried about that, you know. He didn’t want you stuck in the middle. Even though you are. Sonny put you there, and he keeps putting you there. Well, all I can say is that sonny has been who he’s been long before I came to town. There you go, making excuses. Is that what I’m doing? Don’t ask. You don’t want to know. No, no, no. I do want to know. I’m asking. I’m asking. Look, look, I can’t tell you how to feel. All I can tell you is how I feel. And I feel that sonny’s a fraud. All of that talk about honor and loyalty, they’re just words. He doesn’t live it. You do, dante. You’re a good cop. You put your life out on the line to protect and to serve. And sonny just sits back and he lets other people put their lives out on the line. To what? To make him richer? And then when he almost kills someone, he expects them to lie and to cover for him. And yeah, now he’s protecting me. But what? I’m supposed to feel grateful? It’s not happening. …Am here to win

[ Applause ] Speech. Speech! Thank you. Thank you, everyone. That — that was… fantastic? Terrific? One of the nicest things anyone’s ever done for me. Aww. I did prepare a speech, but being here now and seeing all your faces, the faces I love, I just want you to know how much, how very, very much… blame austin. The photos were his idea. Yeah. And, you know, in case you don’t want to haul a huge monitor around with you everywhere you go, we got you this cute little digital frame. You can just kind of throw it in your purse. Yeah. Brad, liesl, and I, we have the password so we can upload photos. That way, we can be with you. On your vacation or wherever you go. Thank you. Yeah. Happy new year, mother. I don’t think it’s midnight yet. You still have time to make a new year’s resolution. I promise I’m going to think about what you said. And if there is a way to disentangle myself from victor — we can manage on our own. Throw victor out. Throw him out. Change the locks. And then you stand back and you dare him to do his worst. Because you are not just a cassadine. You are my son. And you are spencer’s father. And as long as we stick together, we’re going to be just fine. I love you. I love you. So much. Okay, ace, no matter what happens, no matter how scary it gets, just remember that I… that mommy is with you. Womb to tomb. Why are you taking me away from the party and out here? I will get you back before the ball drops. Will you get me back before I freeze to death? You warm now? Mm. Yeah. Okay. I’m getting there. Remember last new year’s eve? Yeah, I do. When you were at charlie’S. Yeah. It was a tough point in my life. Dante grabbed my keys, wouldn’t let me go home, and then… you came along. Yeah. Right? Yeah. I took you home. Thought that would be the end of us. You know, that you would sober up the next day and you’d go back to carly. Here we are a year later. Mm-hmm. Are you sorry how it ended? Are you kidding? Who said it was ending? It’s only just begun. Kiss me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Smoke alarm beeping ] Maybe this wasn’t such a brilliant plan after all.

Happy birthday to you oh, thank you, handsome. Thanks for coming. Yeah. I wouldn’t miss this for the world. Where’s your plus one? Trina, come here. There’s someone who I’d like you to meet. Come say hi. Happy birthday, britt. I was telling trina how much you mean to me and how alike we are. Oh, god, I hope not. If you’re truly spencer’s friend, make sure he does not turn out like me. I’d be very proud to be exactly like you. All I seem to do is cry. He’s the best. Okay, you two. Break it up. Last dance. What? Before the old year ends. Come on. Let’s show them how it’s done. What did britt say to you over my shoulder? I’ll never tell. I’m sorry. I did not mean to go off like that. Not the best way to ring in the new year. Oh, dante started it. I kind of did, actually. All I’m trying to say is that I think you’re awesome. And I’m just sorry that you’re stuck in this position. Okay, first of all, thank you, but I’m okay, all right? Don’t feel sorry for me. I’m a lucky guy for many reasons. And don’t you forget it. Can I make an observation? Please. I have it coming. I think you’re smart and strong. Especially for realizing that you want to become a doctor. Focus on that. Being hung up on sonny, that is — it’s a waste. You have better things to do with your time. Thank you, sam. I will try to remember that. Hey, speaking of time, it’s almost midnight, and times square may have the crowds, but port charles has the fireworks. There’s a pretty good view outside of kelly’S. Why don’t you stay and watch them with us? You’re so sweet. Thank you for the invitation, but I’m going to try to make britt’s birthday party. Oh. Yeah. Happy new year. Happy new year, doctor-to-be. Happy new year. Happy new year, joss. Thank you, guys. Bye. Hey. So I’m going to head home and change, and then I’m going to head over to the party at the haunted star. Sonny will be there. You don’t have to worry. Sorry. For what? We were having such a nice time, and I… I was going to say killed the mood, but that just sounds morbid. Well, then, be morbid. Scared or angry. Look, willow, you don’t have to put up a front for me. I mean, wiley’s different. He’s a child, and he has to feel secure, so you have to pretend with him, but you don’t have to pretend with me. I’m not pretending. That’s the crazy part. As scared as I am that I’m going to die, this is the happiest time of my life. I love you, michael. I love wiley. I love our daughter. I love where we live with your squabbling relatives right up the driveway. There was a time, a long time, when I was alone. And now my life is so rich and so full. Beyond anything I could have ever imagined. And most of it came from you. Well, I think I got the better half of that bargain. What are you talking about? Come here. You… you changed my life, willow. Yeah, it wasn’t — it wasn’t a bad life before. I’ve been blessed with a lot. I’m lucky. And I know that. But… but with you, there’s a connection I have never felt with anyone. You know, the love, the trust, the compatibility.

[ Chuckles ] Compatibility? I know, it sounds totally unromantic, but… not to me. I feel compatible with you, too. Hold that thought.

[ Smoke alarm beeping ] Esme! Esme! Esme! Esme! You can’t get far!

Hey. Remember this? Your great-grandmother’s ring. Well, to me, it’s your ring. It has been ever since you accepted it the first time. I gave it back when we had our marriage annulled. Yeah. Yeah. I hated signing those papers. So did I.

[ Sighs ] Look, it’s a family heirloom, and I could have put it back with my great-grandmother’s jewelry, but I held on to it, hoping that you would accept it again. But this time forever. Willow tait, will you marry me?

[ Coughing ] Okay. Ace, let, uh… mommy catch her breath.

[ Panting ] And then we’re out of here.

[ Coughing ]

[ Door closes ] Hey. Nice up there, huh? Yeah. It’s beautiful. Yeah, we thought so, too. Okay, party people, it’s that time! Out with the old year and in with the new. So chill the champagne, grab someone you love, or at least you don’t hate, and get ready for the countdown! Whoo! You took your best shot, esme, but the fire’s out, and there’s only one way to go, which is down. Or did you forget what happened last time? I haven’t forgotten. Esme. Oh, hey, hey. I know you care about that baby. Okay, once we get to cassadine island, you can have whatever you need or want until the baby’s born, I promise you. Just take my hand. Esme, take my hand. Just take my hand.

Hey, where are you going? The — the emcee said you should be with someone you love. So, um… I’m going to go home and bring in the new year with my daughter. Happy new year. Yeah, happy new year. Aww. Ohh. Thank you. What, for the gift? You already said thank you. Don’t worry about it. No, that’s what you gave me. But by being quiet about where I’m going, you’ve given everyone that I love something to remember me by. All right, beautiful people. Here we go! Ready? Together: 10, 9, 8… yes, michael. Yes, with all my heart. I’ll marry you. Here. For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health. As long as we both shall live. …7, 6… should I have driven josslyn home? Oh, she had sonny’s bodyguard. Right. Besides, she’s probably having fun at the party right now. Right. Truth? Yeah. Of course. I didn’t wanna share you with anyone tonight. …5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy new year!

[ Noisemakers blowing ]

And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot and the days of auld lang syne? Happy new year, trina. Happy new year, spencer. Happy new year, my friend. It’s going to be a better year for you next year, I promise. It has to be. For you as well. I’ll drink to that. Maxie: Hey. Have you seen britt? She’s missing the best part of the party. Yeah. And say what you want about britt, that woman knows how to make an exit. Happy new year. Happy new year. What are you doing? Get down from there! I’ve survived the drop once before, and I’ll do it again. No!

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