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 lucy? Have you seen lucy? No, why? Is she not in her room? No, I just checked. She said she wanted to take a bath and read martin’s letter. I didn’t hear any water running.

[ Whispering ] Lucy? She’s not in the bathroom.

[ Sighs ] Damn it! Oh! I’m so sorry, ma’am. Oh! Oh, that’s okay. Are you alright? Uncle victor, just the man I wanted to see.

[ Lowered voice ] I’m fine. Really. I promise. Shh. Are you sure? Thank you. [ Chuckles ] Bobbie: Well, that went well, don’t you think? Maxie: Better than well.

[ Chuckles ] I can only hope that lucy is someplace smiling, knowing that the nurses’ ball can get on without her.

[ Laughs ] Have you changed your mind about getting evidence against sonny? I don’t know if I’d go that far, but he could have easily left me in that warehouse. But he came back for me and probably saved my life. Thank god.

[ Sighs ] So, yeah, I’d be lying if I said that didn’t make me look at things — and at sonny — differently. Hey, what has you so enthralled? None of your business. Should I be jealous? If you must know, I am looking at wedding gowns. So it is my business. Now that we’ve decided to postpone the wedding until after the transplant, I have enough time to order a custom gown. Whatever you want. I want to walk down the aisle to you in the perfect dress, feeling strong and healthy. I want to dance at our wedding…

[ Chuckles ] …And I want to look forward to a long life together. I want that, too. And it’s gonna happen. Just ask aunt liesl. Hey. She’ll — she’ll be cleared for the transplant in time, okay? I know it.

[ Door closes ] I know it, too. Well, hello. Willow, you needed to see me? There is something only you can help me with. Carly brought donna by. Donna’s here? What a treat. Unfortunately, she’s — she’s not staying. Because of me?

Would you mind giving us a minute alone? Of course.

[ Sighs ] And no eavesdropping. Wow. Well, uh, I’m a quartermaine. Eavesdropping is kind of in my blood. Everything okay? Yeah. Yeah, I’m good. Really? ‘Cause it doesn’t look that way to me. Look, it’s no secret that I don’t want my daughter anywhere near you, but that’s not why she’s leaving. Okay. Then why? Nina, I’ll tell you about it later. Let them go, ’cause I don’t want donna to overhear. Carly: Donna, can you come out here, please? Okay. Hey. Nina: [ Laughs ] There she is! Hi! Auntie nina! Oh! [ Laughs ]

[ Laughing ] Hi! Oh! Are you here for a sleepover? The hard truth is — sonny saving my life doesn’t change the fact that he’s breaking all kinds of laws with the pikeman deal. I’m talking federal laws. Just ’cause I’m personally grateful to the guy… doesn’t make him any less guilty. Yeah. And not for nothing, but ex-service here. Okay, violating the national security act goes against everything I trained and sacrificed for. Well, on the other hand… I’m now in sonny’s debt. Something else I don’t take lightly. And I don’t know — don’t I owe him? What would you owe him, though? A warning about what’s about to happen, or…? If you do that, you’ll be signing your own death warrant. What? Nothing?

[ Door closes ] There are footprints in the snow outside lucy’s window. She ran off while I was talking to laura. Oh, god, that is unbelievable. You know, this is all because of the nurses’ ball and the fact that she can’t face that it is going to go on without her. Motive does not matter at this point. Pack light. We’re getting out of here. Ferry to canada. Gonna go to toronto, take a flight to europe. I’m gonna contact laura, ask her what to do about charlotte. Charlotte? What are you doing? It’s risky to take her, but I’m not gonna leave her here if victor thinks we’re alive. No, no, no, no, no. Stop. Stop! What are you doing? Firstly, we can’t be sure victor thinks we’re alive. And secondly, I am not going anywhere. Maxie: Well, if we get the support from the guys we just met with, the nurses’ ball is fully funded. Up top. Bobbie: Awesome!

[ Both laugh ] That means all of the proceeds can go to hiv/aids research and charities. Yeah, I was nervous. Lucy always said these backers were a tricky bunch — “easily offended and hard to handle.” Well, I think lucy, god rest her soul, had the tendency to exaggerate prepping for the nurses’ ball. You know, it — it just made her seem more heroic, pulling it off, year after year. Yeah, that sounds like lucy.

[ Chuckles ] But look at us — we’re doing the job every bit as well as she ever did — maybe even better.

[ Chuckles ] It’s good to see you, spencer. With valentin gone and nikolas god knows where… cassadines have ever been more vulnerable. But seeing you renews my hope in our future. A future in the form of you and your little baby brother. That’s why I’m here. My little brother’s in danger, and I need your help to save him.

This was in my room. Did you leave it for me? I did. I did. The minute I saw it, I knew that you had to have it. I love it. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] You’re welcome. Will you read me the princess story tonight? I’ll wear my crown. Uh… sonny: You know — you know what? Uh… we’re gonna have a sleepover soon, but tonight you’re gonna go home to your mom, okay? But I thought I was staying here with you. Carly: I’m sorry, honey. I know, but something’s come up. But you’ll be able to have a sleepover with daddy really soon. I promise. Absolutely. Okay. Love you, baby. Love you too, daddy.

[ Chuckles ] Alrighty. Bye, princess. Alright, you ready? Yeah. Come on. We’ll talk? Sonny: Yeah. Yeah. Alright, come on. And let’s make it home in time to watch a movie, and we’ll pop some popcorn. How’s that sound? Donna: Good. Okay? Alright. Go on. What just happened? Whatever you need my help with, you got it. You might want to find out what it is before you say yes. Hopefully in remission so we can [Breathes deeply] Really celebrate. Yeah. Nice. That sounds like a good plan. But I still need your help. The only father I ever knew is dead. I’d really love it if you gave me away at my wedding. I mean, overall, the news is — is good, you know? I’m all for good news. Yeah. Um, well, liesl obrecht, she’s on — she was on this — this blood-thinning medication and was waiting for it to get out of her system. She’s on track to provide willow with the bone marrow transplant. And we’re so confident that’s gonna happen that we — we rescheduled the wedding till after the transplant. That’s great. Yeah, willow, she, um — she wants the wedding to be a real party, so she wants to be done with the whole transplant and in remission, and I want that, too. But, um, it all depends on aunt liesl. And by the time she’s ready to donate — I don’t know — willow could be too weak for it to work. We’ve talked about this. If sonny has any idea that you’ve been working against him, he’ll kill you. Or, more accurately, he’ll have someone else kill you. You’re right. Okay? Tipping sonny off is a terrible idea. He really was doing me a favor, wasn’t he? Leaving me out of the planning? Yeah, he gave you deniability. And now I know too much. I can’t warn him without exposing myself. This is hard for you. It’s harder than I expected. When I took this job, that’s all it was — a job. How did you even get hired?

[ Breathes deeply ] I was working for a security firm, basically private soldiers for hire. It’s mostly short-term jobs — two, three months at a time. They sent me on this interview. The employer wanted someone like me — young enough that sonny would want to train me and take me under his wing, but… look, the job sounded interesting. I liked the idea of being stateside, of being undercover, I guess. And everything was going according to plan until you busted me and sonny threatening that tabloid reporter.

[ Scoffs ] Then everything got blown to hell. Sorry.

[ Chuckles lightly ] Never. But I started to invest in taking sonny down — not as a job, but as something that needed to happen. And then, at the warehouse… when he could have easily left me there — most employers would — but he came back, and he personally rescued me. I hate feeling like I owe him, but I do. I get it. I owe him, too. He saved you. But telling him — it’s just not an option. I know, but — but if sonny goes to prison off of evidence that I secured… I’m gonna feel pretty damn crappy about it. Well, I mean, there’s another option, and we’ve discussed it.

[ Breathes sharply ] You could disappear. Once lucy has been discovered alive, victor is going to know that we staged our deaths. What then? How long until he realizes that eileen ashby has turned against him? He’s coming after us! Yeah, you don’t think victor would try to kill you? I don’t know that, no. But I know he’ll try to kill you. And I’m not gonna let that happen. Okay, you’re jumping to conclusions. How am I jumping to conclusions? Well, the only thing that we can be certain of is the fact that lucy left the safe house. We don’t know where she is. We don’t know that anyone has seen her. We don’t? She’s the exact opposite of discretion. Okay. Well — of course somebody has seen her. We certainly don’t know that victor has spotted her. Alright? We can fix this. I can find her and bring her back. Are you out of your mind? Maxie: Okay, now, what about the mistress — or master — of ceremonies? Another area where lucy may have exaggerated her own importance. I mean, sure, she always did a terrific job, but there were so many times when the ball threatened to cross over from charity gala to “the lucy coe show.”

[ Chuckles ] Still… lucy is irreplaceable. Yeah. I don’t know. Maybe we could divvy up the emcee duties? How so? Uh, epiphany, amy, and felix — they could represent general hospital. Ned and brook lynn could represent elq. Um, maybe even… what? Well, it would mean a lot to liesl if she could be included. That’s a gamble. Trust me, I’m aware. And there would be pushback. On the other hand, her daughter was co-chief of staff. My main fear is that liesl will get up on that stage and just completely lose control.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Laughing ] Just like lucy did every year.

[ Laughs ] I’ll be right back. I got to take a powder room break. Esme remains determined to keep the baby with her in prison.

[ Scoffs ] Proof that memory or no memory, she’s as selfish as she ever was. Exactly. Which is all the more reason to get my baby brother away from her. Now, is that something that you could accomplish with your… connections? I’m sure something can be worked out, but I will be needing some guarantees in return. Victor cassadine. I’ve been meaning to have a word with you about my brother.

I know how she thinks. I will be able to find her, and I’ll bring her back here. And risk you getting spotted. Listen to yourself. What? We have come too far to jump ship right now. What’s wrong with you? What? You’re better than this. I’m sorry? We’re professionals. When an op goes south, you walk quickly and quietly as possible. No. No. Not this time. No. We –you don’t stick around because sticking around gets you killed. We — we can’T. It’s too soon for us to bail. You’re over-invested. That’s what this is. What? This is about lucy. You dragged her into this. Now she’s a liability, and you can’t own up to that. You screwed up, and you can’t own up to that. That’s what this is! Do you want to stop your father? You know I want to stop my father! Okay, well, in my professional opinion, this is the best chance we have, and I am going to see it through. So, you feel free to go back to europe or wherever it is that you deem safe.

[ Door slams ]

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Grunts ] Jaime: Ms. Jones? Hey, jaime. Hi. Um, hotel management has been trying to reach you. Oh, no. Apparently, there’s a problem at the deception offices. One of the door alarms, they said? Gladys. She never sets it correctly. I’ll take care of it. Thank you. Luke’s passing was, indeed, tragic, but that was more than a year ago, and… as if I haven’t been counting the days since you had my brother killed. Excuse me? I did no such thing. You know, it just — it never made any sense. Luke cheated death a million times. And then he dies in some supposedly random tram accident? Right about the same time you slithered back into town. That is hardly evidence of a crime. I don’t have any proof — that’s true. Certainly nothing that would hold up in court. But I know you did it, victor. And one glorious day, you will pay.

[ Keys jingling ]

[ Beeps ] Hi. This is maxie jones at deception. Uh, I checked the office, everything looks good. And I reset the alarm on the way in. No, no, you don’t needto send anyone up. It’s all good. Okay. Thank you. Bye.

[ Footsteps approaching ]

[ Keys jingling ] Hello? Is anyone here?

[ Muffled scream ]

[ Grunts ] Joke’s on you! I know self-defense, you creep!

[ Groaning ]

[ Breathing heavily ] Lucy? I would be so honoredto walk you down the aisle. Thank you.

[ Chuckles lightly ] Thank you for — thank you for asking. I’m so — I’m truly touched. Well, I just want this wedding to be perfect. Michael’s been so wonderful through all this. Mm. He forgave me for keeping my diagnosis from him. He’s been by my side, taken… such wonderful care of me. Oh. He deserves a happily ever after.

[ Both chuckle ] Or at the very least, a kickass wedding reception.

[ Both laugh ] Well, that’s very generous that you want that for michael. But what about you? I don’t understand. What do you want, willow? For you? Right now, it’s a waiting game.

[ Sighs ] Waiting to see how long it’s gonna take the blood thinner to get out of liesl’s system. Waiting to see how long willow can keep going.

[ Sighs ] I’m so sorry, michael. It’s torture. Everybody tells us to s-stay positive. So what’s more positive than planning a wedding, right? It just feels like we’re pretending, you know? We’re burying our heads in the sand.

[ Sighs ] Because the truth is — I mean, the god’s honest truth is we just don’t know. We — we —

[ Breathes shakily ] We have no idea how this is gonna play out… and I don’t know what to do, brook lynn. I mean, I have no idea how to — oh. I’m sorry I’m — no, don’t be.

[ Breathes sharply ] You are being strong for everyone else, okay? You’re allowed to have a moment. Yeah, just one? As many as you need.

[ Sighs ] What is it? What?

[ Stammers ] You want to say something, what is it? I know you’re under so much pressure, and I don’t want to add to it. So if that’s how you feel, you just tell me and I’ll zip it. Done. I was just wondering, with all this uncertainty… is willow maybe more open to reconciling with nina? If carly’s not the reason why donna can’t stay over, what is it? I told you — it — it’s a business situation. Yeah, I’m aware of that. I see the bodyguards outside. There are two bodyguards at my apartment following my every move. It’s — it’s gone further than that. Well — sonny, how much further? You know there’s an attempt on my life. I just need to be clear that I’m not a target… …and I can keep the people that I love safe. Until then, my children are not gonna be visiting me. And neither are you.

This is your wedding, willow. More importantly, this — this is your life. You should live it as — as fully and as richly as possible. That’s the plan.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Good.

[ Breathes sharply ] Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] What did I do? Where do I start?

[ Scoffs lightly ] You’ve been so kind to me and such a rock for michael. You’ve been the best “funkle” to wiley and now amelia. I’m sorry. “Funkle”? Yeah. “Fun uncle.”

[ Both laugh ] I kind of love that. In this very quiet but steady way, you have become essential to the only real family I’ve ever been a part of. You have no idea how much that means to me. And that’s why I want you with me when I marry the man I love.

[ Breathes deeply ] I’ll be there. You can count on me, willow, always. I know. I’m not asking for nina’s sake. I just thought that it might help willow to make peace with her mother.

[ Sighs ] I’ve — I’ve thought the same thing. Thing is, though, is if willow —

[ Sighs ] Please, god, if willow lives, there’ll be time for her to decide if that’s what she wants. Okay? But — but — if these are willow’s last days… oh, I can’t even go there. If — if they are, then she shouldn’t have to spend them trying to make nina happy. Either way, it’s her decision, and I’m — I’m not — I’m not gonna try to influence her. Understood. Thank you for trying to help, though…

[ Sighs ] It’s just — that’s all I’m trying to do, really. For willow’s sake. You know? Not just for her, but for sonny, too. I mean, it means so much to him. After all he’s done for me… well, I’m glad you can, uh [Sighs] See the good in him when I can’T. Um, if willow asks where I am, can you — can you tell her I went to go run an errand? Sure. Great. Thank you.

[ Door opens ] Okay. This is a precaution only. I have no reason to think that my kids or you are in danger. And the reason I’m keeping you away and the guards is just for safety. I understand that you have to do this for your kids. I do. But I am a grown woman, and I do not like the idea of leaving you just because it’s dangerous. Nina, you can’t be part of this. Do you understand that? Believe me — I want nothing to do with any of this — except for you, sonny. I want everything to do with you because I love you. I love you, too. So what are we — a-and if I can put up with the guards outside and at my apartment… and if I can knowingly accept the danger — that’s a “yes” also — you — then — then why can’t I stay? Just because you — you may be willing to accept the danger doesn’t mean that I have to accept it for you. Joss, we talked about this. Okay? If I disappear, sonny will hunt me. That means I have to hide from everyone, including you. Unless you come with me. Look [Scoffs] If it was just me, I would. But I have a family. Willow is sick, and michael needs me. And I have a niece and a nephew. And donna and avery. I get it. You’re lucky to be so close with them. Don’t give them up. Ever. Well, I don’t want to give you up, either. I don’t want you to go into hiding, and — and I don’t want you to have to betray sonny. But most of all, I — I don’t want to be the reason that you make this decision. Whether you stay or whether you go, you have to leave me out of it, okay? Too late. Cannot tell you how happy I am that you’re here. Thank you. And I’m not entirely surprised. Oooh. You are lucy coe. Yep, that I am.

[ Both chuckle ] There was a part of me that always held out hope. That’s really sweet. Thank you, maxie. Thank you. Maxie: That being said… where have you been this whole time? And did you have to ambush me like that? Yep. Why? Because. That was the only way to save the nurses’ ball.

[ Waves crashing in distance ] Ab this is about lucy. You dragged her into this. Now she’s a liability, and you can’t own up to that. You screwed up, and you can’t own up to that. That’s what this is! Do you want to stop your father? You know I want to stop my father! Okay, well, in my professional opinion, this is the best chance we have, and I am going to see it through. So, you feel free to go back to europe or wherever it is that you deem safe. Carly: Aren’t you supposed to be dead?

Brook lynn: How’s it going in here? Drew agreed to give me away at the wedding. [ Chuckles ] You didn’t honestly think he’d say no. No [Chuckles] But it is nice to have that settled. One more item checked off the to-do list. I think drew is an excellent choice. Me too. Michael told me you guys are rescheduling the wedding until after the transplant. Two weeks was never a realistic timetable.

[ Both chuckle ] I really want to take my time and plan it all out so that when it happens, michael and I can really enjoy ourselves. Speaking of which, um, michael just ran out to — to do an errand. He wanted me to let you know. How do you think he’s doing? Michael? Great. He’s being a total rock star. I worry about him. I can see how hard it is trying to maintain a positive attitude. Probably about how hard it is on you. Okay. Look. I really — really do appreciate you and bobbie stepping up to steer the nurses’ ball. I mean, I also understand the urgency of it because… the 60th anniversary of the hospital is coming up, but you clearly do not know what you’ve taken on. And that’s clear why exactly? Because the ball is huge. I mean, it — it — it takes networking and — and vision and management, and it just requires a special touch. That’s all. Yours. Correct. Look, lucy, it’s really great that you’re not dead and all… thank you. That’s very sweet. But that does not mean you can come back here — listen. Unfortunately, I still have to stay dead. I kind of have to stay in hiding, which is a total drag, believe you me.

[ Sighs ] However, I can’t really be as hands-on as I have been in the past with the ball. But that’s okay, because I have you.

[ Sighs ] “Have me”? Mm-hmm. You are gonna be my eyes and ears.

[ Chuckles ] Yay!

[ Chuckles ] If you’ve quite finished making these groundless accusations, I was in the middle of a conversation with my great-nephew. Spencer, these accusations aren’t groundless. And I believe, in your heart of hearts, you know that. Now, laura has never actually come out and admitted to me that she thinks victor had luke killed, probably for fear that I would go after you with revenge on my own. But your grandmother and i have known one another all of our lives. And some things don’t need words to be conveyed. Laura knows victor is guilty. That’s why she wants you to have nothing to do with him. Alright. That’s quite enough. Now leave the boy alone. He’s your namesake. You’re called spencer after my brother. I know. How can you sit here with his murderer? I don’t suppose I can convince you I’m just a massive hallucination. Hm. Out of all the dearly departed people in my life, you might be the last person on the list that I’d want to conjure up. Yeah. Alright. I’ll concede that point. So you didn’t die in a sewer in paris? Catacomb. Whatever. It’s still an awful lot of trouble to go to to fake your death. It was a lot of trouble, and right now I’m hoping it wasn’t all for nothing. Well, you need to convince me to keep your secret. So start talking. Victor cassadine. I’m trying to prove that my father murdered your uncle luke.

I told you about my first wife. Yes. That she was pregnant and then she died in an explosion. She was my pregnant wife, and she died in a car bomb that was meant for me. After that, I didn’t know if I wanted to live or die. Then I-I got myself together. 20 years later, my son gets killed in a car bomb.

[ Breathes deeply ] Must have been horrible. It was — it was the w– I cannot — i won’t go through that again. The reason I’m asking you to go is ’cause I love you. And I-I don’t know what I would do with myself… …if I asked you to stay and something happened. Okay? Okay. I’ll keep my distance.

[ Sniffles ] Thank you. Sonny… promise me you’ll figure this out. Promise me we’ll have a future together. You’re my future.

[ Sighs, sniffles ]

[ Sniffles ]

[ Door closes ] I go back and forth so often I’m giving myself whiplash. One second, it’s all gonna be okay — I’ll marry michael, get the transplant, live happily ever after. The next? I die… …and leave michael to raise our kids alone. He and wiley will grieve me.

[ Breathes sharply ] Amelia will never even know me.

[ Breathes deeply ] The prospect is [Sighs] So utterly terrifying. Of course it is. Huh! It’s ironic, isn’t it? What? When I married chase, it was because we thought he was dying. And now I’m planning my wedding, and I’m the one who — listen. Okay? I’m not one to feed some B.S. That everything’s gonna be okay when I don’t know that it is. But there’s still a life-saving option on the table, willow. Don’t lose sight of that. I won’T. Can I ask you something? Anything.

[ Chuckles ] Do you regret marrying chase? I regret the pain it caused that I married chase when I didn’t love him. Because he is so deserving of love. He is. More deserving than maybe anyone I’ve ever known. My turn… to ask you a question. You still love chase… don’t you? -Does it hurt? -Nothing hurts right now. I could just fall asleep with you. Why don’t you? ‘Cause I have to go back to sonny’S. Oh. So you’ve decided to stay? I’ve decided that the only thing that matters in this whole mess is being with you. So, yeah, I’m gonna stay. I’m gonna get evidence against sonny and turn it over to my boss. I would really like to know who this mystery boss is. Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm. Yeah. First, I would thank him or her for bringing you to port charles. And then I would slap them. Oh, for what? Paying you to risk your life instead of nailing sonny themselves. Trust me. This person has only good intentions. How can you be so sure?

[ Knock on door ] Michael: Dex? It’s michael. Open up. You can either leave now, or I’ll have you escorted out. That’s not necessary. I am sorry for your loss. And you are entitled to your beliefs. But I’m willing to give my uncle the benefit of the doubt.

[ Voice breaking ] Whatever he’s offering you in exchange for your loyalty, it’s not worth it. My apologies for all that unpleasantness. Now, where were we? We were discussing how I can get custody of my younger brother. And if that’s something that you can help me with, then you’ll have my full support. I’m sure you remember that you need to call bessoir, the best lighting director. Every decent show has a great lighting director. Bobbie would never, ever think of that. Okay. Enough about the lighting, lucy. Uh, no, the lighting’s very important. I’m gonna put that on the list. Are you not listening to me? I’ve been listening. Uh, the thing that interests me the most is how you’ve been in hiding while being presumed dead for months. Why, lucy? Who have you been hiding from? Anna: Me. If she’s got any sense.

[ Laughs ] Anna! Yes. Of course. Because you’re a fugitive. And you are also standing in my office. Do either of you care to tell me what the hell is going on? Yeah. Don’t have time. You, with me, now! I didn’t know you were so attached to luke that you’d be willing to disrupt your life for him in this way. My father is a criminal. Luke spencer is only part of his story. He’s also framed anna devane for the murder of lucy coe. So anna was with you in paris? I can’t confirm or deny who I’m working with. Come on. Valentin, I caught you red-handed, and now you’re stonewalling? Why should I trust you? It’s not like you’re a trustworthy kind of guy. How the hell do I know you’re not working with victor? Okay, maybe you won’t trust me, but maybe drew will. He’s my rival in business, but we worked well together against my father when we were his captives in greece. Drew: Well, I remember that. Because of the hell that we went through, I will hear you out, but don’t waste my time with lies or with anything else that you want to feed me. I want to hear the plan to take down victor, and I want to hear all of it.

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