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hey. That was fast.
Well, we dropped everything as soon as you called.
Whatever willow needs, we’ll do.
That’s a good thing, because we need you both.
Now more than ever.
Hey. I just, you know, stopped by to say hi to anna. Yeah, any doubt that she’s a world-class survivor, she just retired the trophy. Is that coffee for anna?
Tea. Earl grey, her favorite.
I just sent her some flowers.
Is that how it worksnow-
give with one hand, take with the other? I mean, is this the current mo?
I don’t understand what you’re talking-
what are you-
do we have a problem?
Since you used diane miller to circumvent the law, yeah, I think we do.
Right on time.
The meeting hasn’t started yet. You already submitted a letter on my behalf. Why are you here?
Why do you think? Someone’s got to make you presentable.
If chase and finn heard that you were ill, they did not hear it from me.
Alexis, please. I didn’t come here to argue with you.
Gregory, are you ok?
I will be if you’ll do me a favor. I promise you it’s the last time I’ll ask.
[Knock at door]
Did senorita ask for more towels?
Oh, no. I’m sorry, you probably have the wrong room. Oh. I don’t think you know what you’re doing, but I’m going to call the front desk.
No. Please don’T.
[Laughs] What took you so long?
Why are you in a disguise?
Well, when you’re supposed to be mummied up in a swiss burn unit hiding out from victor cassadine, you can’t afford to be too careful.
Right. Well, for someone who was barbecued in a house fire, you look pretty amazing.
The ultimate chemical peel.
People pay thousands for that in a fancy spa. But speaking of looking good, look at you. You look amazing. Whatever you’re doing with mac, keep it up.
Oh, thank you. Well, ever since I got back into the pi game it’s been really good for me. It keeps me on my toes, which is how I got the brilliant idea to fly to caracas, hop a boat, and catch up with you here on this island.
Let me guess. This has something to do with the ice princess necklace.
Oh, so you know that victor has the real deal.
Yes. Robert got word to me that it was especially important that I lay low right now, because if victor has the necklace, it’s likely he knows that I pulled a fast one.
Well, unfortunately, he’s taken hostages. I’m sure he won’t hesitate to grab you again if he gets the chance.
Not if we turn up the heat, but first things first.
Right. First we find your son, and then we find the person who killed luke.
It seems to me you’re under the impression that I crossed the line in some kind of way. What’s that about?
Somebody hired diane miller to represent this lowlife who was hired to take out lucy coe at the nurses’ ball.
Every defendant has a right to legal representation. You know that.
Yes. But not an a-list attorney like diane miller, who just happens to be on your retainer. You made this guy an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Correct me if I’m wrong. Didn’t this person of interest reveal that victor has hostages aboard the “haunted star”? That was because of diane’s information. She got that information. Now you guys are armed with all this knowledge. Who cares how you got it?
But that depends. I mean, how far is too far, eh, nina?
Ok. What’s going on? I mean, we were kind of worried when you asked us to come by. We, you know, assumed it was a health-related issue.
It–it is, in a way. But what I need help with is planning our wedding.
Oh, my gosh. Yeah, of course. We told you we’re happy to help. But I thought that wasn’t for a few months.
Right. I wanted to wait until after the transplant. But now, with my donor missing, I’ve reconsidered. What do you say, carly? Do I have your blessing to marry your son tomorrow?
Mom, please say yes.
The last time you’ll ask me for a favor-
what does that even mean?
I’m sorry. No. No, let me clarify. When I say it’s the last time, I mean I won’t bother you again if I’m imposing. That’s all. By now it’s public knowledge that your family may be involved in what may turn out to be the story of the year.
You’ve hea rd aboutthe ghost ship then.
It’s impossible not to. But what’s really blowing up the internet are the names of the villain and the victims. I know to you those aren’t just names. They’re flesh and blood, your family.
Oh, it’s my family, all right. I have reporters on it. Nikolas has vanished. Nobody knows where he is, and his sons apparently are hostages. And the mastermind of the whole thing is my uncle victor.
Yeah. I’m sure it must be overwhelming to have to juggle your job and your emotions. So that’s why I’m here, to offer my help.
Just stay still. You want to look your best before the committee, don’t you?
I don’t think the ccrb is going to give me a thumbs-up or thumbs-down based on my appearance. It’s my character and judgment that are in question.
Well, they’d be lucky to have you back. Anyone would be.
Right this way, please.
Um, just look each one of them in the eye, be yourself, and you can’t lose.
Is that my manager talking?
No. I’m just someone who believes in you. Is it ok if I stay?
I would like that.
Break a leg.
This meeting of the civilian complaint review board will come to order. We’re here to consider the reinstatement or permanent dismissal of detective harrison chase. Will you come forward, please?
mr. Chase, the committee has reviewed your work record. And in many ways, it’s exemplary.
Thank you. I appreciate that.
However, given that you twice resorted to violence in your off-duty life, the committee’s concerned you may lack the temperament and the discipline required of an officer of the law, much less a detective. To that end, this is a forum both for those opposed to and in favor of restoring your badge.
I understand. Thank you for the opportunity.
I’d like to speak in chase’s favor.
And your name is-
Is that your first name or your last name?
It’s my stage name. My real name is alison rogers.
And your relationship to mr. Chase is-
he’s my singing partner. And I’ve enjoyed every minute of performing with him. But as talented as chase is, and a real natural on stage, I know his true calling is being a police officer.
How do you know that?
Chase stood up for me when my creep of a manager was sexually harassing me. But chase didn’t throw his weight around, if that’s what you’re thinking. He just put linc brown on notice. Chase made me feel safe and protected, even respected. And isn’t that what a cop’s supposed to do-
serve and protect?
Honestly, I didn’t think I was ever going to see you again. Our last visit sort of implied that.
Yeah. Well, I considered keeping my distance, not wanting to add to your troubles. But then I thought, wait a minute. My friend alexis is trying to put out a newspaper while holding her family close, because this story strikes so close to home. So I just put everything else aside, and got in the elevator, and here I am.
So you get to help me, but I don’t get to help you. Interesting terms for a friendship.
Of course you have my blessing. You’ve always had my blessing. Are you sure that you want to push the wedding up when, you know-
when I’m living on borrowed time. I don’t want to waste another minute.
And you’re ok with that?
Yeah, absolutely. I want willow to have everything she’s ever dreamed of.
So maxie is overseeing. Brook lynn is taking care of all the arrangements here at the house, and sasha is contacting the vendors.
I want to do something too.
Oh, me too. Me too. Whatever you need. Give me a job.
What are you doing?
Oh, I just wanted to talk about alternative treatments for willow with dr. Randolph. But it’s no use, because willow never signed the release to let me have her medical information.
I’m just grasping at straws. Willow pretty much said that there’s no other treatments. Sonny, we have to find aunt liesl in time for the transplant. At least we know why she disappeared from the nurses’ ball, and we know who has her-
all thanks to you.
Ok. I don’t know exactly what you heard.
Listen, there’s no reason to keep me out of the loop anymore. It’s common knowledge that victor cassadine vanished with the “haunted star,” and aunt liesl is one of his hostages. It’s a lot more than we knew last night. I asked you to do whatever it takes. You took me at my word and did it. Didn’t you?
Thank you so much.
Ooh. Coffee run?
Earl grey. One’s supposedly for anna. But she’s being examined right now, and I-
I guess it’ll be cold by the time she’s finished. Hmm. Oh, maybe you’d care to join me, or would this be looked upon as a conflict of interest by your boss?
I’m the senior partner of my own law firm, robert. I don’t have a boss. I have clients.
Hmm, I doubt that sonny knows the difference. You’re not here to receive your marching orders, are you?
[Chuckles] In point of fact, I am here to depose a client who is being wrongfully accused of malpractice. I’m no wartime consiglieri…
Da scorpio. I am an attorney with principles.
I was out of line, out of line.
Please accept my apology and this lukewarm cup of tea.
I hate to admit this, but I’d almost given up hope of finding ethan. Even with all my contacts with robert’s trusty-rusty rolodex, it was as if he’d vanished off the face of the earth.
Yeah. People have a way of vanishing when they’re in victor cassadine’s orbit.
Is it true about liesl obrecht?
Yeah, and most likely spencer and nikolas cassadine’s infant son.
God knows what victor’s got in mind. Thankfully, I finally got wind of a lead that ethan is being held somewhere here on this island.
So you know where he is.
Mm, no, I just heard this literally in the last 24 hours.
Huh. Doesn’t that just strike you a little bit convenient coming on the heels of victor fleeing port charles?
Without a doubt. But this is my son we’re talking about. I have no choice but to follow the lead.
Right. Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s find him.
But I can’t like this.
I got you covered. Welcome to felicia’s boutique. Take your pick.
What would I do without you?
stimony, miss rogers. The committee will take your thoughts into consideration. That being said, we also have to consider detective chase’s poor judgment and quick temper. Frankly, there’s also concern about his commitment to the badge. We understand that someone suspended without pay has to earn a living. But pursuing a music career-
perhaps you’ve got a new calling in show business.
Excuse me, but I think I know what chase’s true calling is.
And who are you?
Brook lynn quartermaine.
I believe you’ve already submitted a written statement in support of detective chase.
Yes, I have. But I have more to say. If you want to know where detective chase’s heart lies, nobody knows that better than me. Nobody.
In my book, friends don’t always have to agree. You know, sometimes they fall out for years. And I hope that isn’t the case with us. Look, I know your daughters are a strong support system for you. But sometimes it’s good to have the support of friends who you can communicate with in a different way.
In other words, you missed me.
[Chuckles] Guilty as charged. And I’m hoping you’re feeling the same way.
I do. I like our connection. I like being able to talk to somebody who’s intelligent and observant. So yes, I missed you too. So sit down, and let’s get to work.
Ok. Ok, we have a story to tell, one that cuts close to the bone. So I think if we put our heads together and set our egos aside, like we did on the trail of the hook killer, then we can make this work.
[Clears throat] Ok. Can I see a proof of tomorrow’s front page?
Mm-hmm. Here it is. Hang on.
What? What? What’s wrong? Did I already stepped on your editorial toes?
My toes are just fine, thank you very much. But first we need to tell another important story.
Oh? What’s that?
You’re absolutely sure you want to know? ‘Cause if I tell you, you can’t unknow it.
I know what I’m asking.
Let’s sit down. Ok. Victor’s enforcer, the guy who tried to kill lucy at the “haunted star,” I knew he wasn’t gonna talk to the cops. So I arranged for him to have legal representation with diane.
Well, you were doing your civic duty.
Something like that, yeah. So in their meeting, diane discussed with him a plea bargain, how he can-
he can accept a lesser charge if he gives important information.
Oh, so he gives up victor cassadine to get a less severe charge.
Exactly. You know what? We don’t live in a perfect world. But one thing I’ve learned-
one thing you can count on-
nobody does anything for free.
Wow. What is this place? It seems way too formal to be on a tropical island.
If you have to ask, you are not a member.
I’m not. Are you?
No. But victor is.
I’m sorry, ladies, but tonight’s auction is closed to the public. It’s strictly virtual.
I’m afraid you’re going to have to leave.
Are you sure you couldn’t make an exception in our case?
I’m sorry, but you’ve made a serious mistake.
Take these ladies off the property now.
Oh, you don’t understand. We represent a consortium that does business with mr. Victor cassadine.
so our clients insist that we bid for them in person. We can’t risk leaving a digital footprint, if you know what I mean. Um, you understand, right?
Very well. Take a seat. Everything will start shortly. And bring the item up. And remember mr. Cassadine’s instructions. Handle with care.
Well done. That was some fast thinking.
How do you figure this gets us any closer to ethan?
I think we’re already closer than we think.
So what should we drink to?
How about to trust?
Trust. I trust you. I mean, in fact, I damn well admire you. Just, well, it’s too bad you’ve got to be compromised by the likes of sonny corinthos.
Every time you take a plea deal and you don’t prosecute, are you compromised?
Not the same. Apples and oranges.
Is it? Were you compromised when you and holly were running around carrying out those dubious operations for the wsb, or every time you and anna broke the rules just to take down the bad guy?
It’s–it’s different. It’s–it’s not the same thing.
Why? Oh. Oh, let me guess. Because you were doing it for god and country, is that it? Admit it, robert, we don’t deal with saints. We choose to work with complicated men and women. And, honestly, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
So now that you’ve asked for my help, you have second thoughts?
Not a one. The mike that I fell in love with in nixon falls is still the sonny that I’m still in love with. I realize that I can’t pick and choose the parts of you to love.
Damn, I thought it was the dimples.
Well, yeah. The dimples do definitely help, for sure. Hey, sonny, since we now know where aunt liesl is, are we any closer to finding the “haunted star” and bringing aunt liesl home in time to save willow?
Michael, josslyn, do you think I could have a word with your mom in private?
Of course. Did I ever tell you about that epic volleyball match that we had last week? ‘Cause I’m about to.
Michael has been wonderful about the wedding. But as soon as I start to talk about what happens after I’m gone, he doesn’t want to hear it.
Neither do I.
But you’re a mom, and you understand.
I want my children to have what I never did-
to grow up surrounded by family.
Willow, I mean, between us and the quartermaines, amelia and wylie are going to have more family than they can handle. You know?
It’s their aunts and uncles I’m worried about. As long as michael is at odds with sonny, his siblings will feel that they have to choose sides. Dante, I’m not worried about. He’s able to navigate between the two. But christina is fiercely loyal to sonny. She’s already pulling away from michael, not out of malice, but she sees the situation from her father’s point of view. As they get older, what if avery and donna do the same? I don’t want those little girls to miss out on having michael as a big brother. I don’t want my children to miss out on avery and donna.
So you’re asking me to make peace between michael and sonny.
Look, I had no plans to tell you I was sick. I regret losing my temper and blurting it out. It was wrong of me to dump it on you.
I’m glad that you dumped it on-
I’m not glad that you’re ill. I’m glad that you shared it. Gregory, as much as our collaboration means to me, your health and well-being mean more. And I know myself; I can’t unhear or ignore what you told me.
I’m not asking you to pretend you didn’t hear it. I’m just asking you to not let it get in the way of us doing what we do so well together. And if you can do that, then I can promise I won’t let my little problem come between us again.
What I didn’t say in my letter is that chase does have a problem-
a big one. He cares too much. When you boil it down, that’s what blaze was saying, and all the people who wrote letters. Chase isn’t just a cop. He’s a human being. That’s what caused him to come to my defense not once but twice, and he has paid the price. And all the more, he has learned from it. Do you want to know why he’s so good at being on stage? It’s the same reason he’s great at investigating a crime. Because he puts his heart and his soul into it, and he never quits until he gets it right, never quits on anyone, even if they deserve it. And we-
we need someone like that enforcing the laws in this town-
the kind of person who feels for people and fights for them, you know, the kind of cop-
the kind of man who we are all proud to call detective harrison chase.
Detective chase, your witnesses spoke quite eloquently on your behalf. Do you have anything to add?
Not very much. Because no matter what the review board decides, I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of port charles as a detective. It was a true honor. However, if you all decide to reinstate me, I will do my very best to deserve your trust.
The committee will adjourn to consider our decision.
Thank you so much for what you just said, blaze.
I only spoke the truth. And if they don’t reinstate you as a detective, please know I’d be thrilled to be your duet partner for life.
Sorry, I can’t stay to hear the final decision. I’m due at the recording studio. I’m putting together a new demo.
That’s great. Good luck.
You too. Bye-bye.
[Sighs] How you doing, chase?
You know what? No matter what happens, I’m gonna be ok.
Why is that?
Because of you.
I appreciate you not wanting me to know anything about your illness. But if something were to happen to you, how will I know what to do?
What if you get hit by a bus? What if I slip and fall in the shower? What if an asteroid hits the planet? Isn’t life just one big what if? Look, it’s not that I don’t understand you wanting everything out in the open about my illness. But, ultimately, it’s happening to me. All I’m asking is that you respect my privacy so that we can get back to doing what made you want to work with me in the first place.
Not a bad argument. You should have been a lawyer.
Does that mean I’ve gotten through? Come on, alexis, let’s just forget everything else and tell this story.
Making peace would mean pressuring michael, and I don’t want that. But I also don’t want to leave my children in a divided family when I’m gone.
Ok. Please don’t say that. I mean, of course, I will be with michael if anything were to happen. But can we not put that out in the universe? Please don’t say when.
Ok. If I go, I want wylie and amelia to be able to see their grandfather, and their aunts and uncles and not feel the tension underneath.
All right. I understand where you’re coming from. What do you need from me?
Part of the reason why michael has drawn such a hard line with sonny is out of loyalty to you.
I know that. And I didn’t expect it. I never asked michael to turn his back on sonny.
No. No, of course you didn’T. But you’re michael’s mother. Sonny treated you unfairly, and michael resents it. It’s made him question everything else about sonny, and there’s a lot to question. It’s all perfectly justified. But being right doesn’t build bridges. Compromise does. And for the sake of our youngest family members-
for avery, and donna, and wiley, and amelia-
I am asking you to be the one who builds the bridge.
So I’m not sure if it matters to you, but sonny knows about me and dex.
Since the night of the nurses’ ball. He found us together. He told us he’s known for months. He said he was disappointed in dex for keeping it from him but that he saved his life.
Wait, sonny acknowledged that dex saved him?
Yes. He also said that I’m mom’s daughter and it’s mom’s issue to deal with. He wasn’t happy, of course, but he wasn’t that mad either. I mean, you know what it’s like when he’s mad.
I do. So what happened next?
Nothing. He gave dex another job, which turned out to be to look for obrecht. Anyways, my point is, dex told me that sonny is using every connection to find her.
Yeah. Oh, and sonny called me, told me that he’s-
he’d do anything to help.
Sonny called you?
Mm. Yeah, and there was something-
there was something in his voice that almost made me forget about all the destruction and the broken lives. I don’t know. I just-
for a moment, he sounded like-
He sounded like my dad.
You need to focus on the positive. Now jordan has all this information. She’s gonna notify everyone from interpol to the U.S. Navy.
Yeah, I know that jordan is probably doing the best that she can. But I also know that you have more resources than these so-called authorities lack. I know, sonny, that you are working behind the scenes. I just want to be able to help you.
Do what you can to help your daughter as much as she’ll let you. You understand me?
In other words, stay out of your business.
It’s safer. It’s safer this way.
The thing is, is, I do-
I trust you. And if I wanted safer, I would have walked away from you a long time ago. I want you to know this. I’m not asking you to share your trade secrets with me. All I’m saying is that you don’t need to shield me. And what I mean by that is, when I said, “I’m sure,” I’m sure I love you. And I’m sure that I trust you. And I am sure that you’re going to put me and your family before anything else. I’m not asking for anything more, sonny. Just you. All of you.
You got me.
Bienvenido, willkommen, bienvenu and welcome. As you know, you represent a select group invited by our host, victor cassadine, to bid on what I dare say is one of a kind item, one that has a personal meaning to each and every one of you. Bring him up.
I promise you, willow, I will do my best. I promise.
So everything ok in here?
Yes. I was just telling willow that I am going to do everything I can to make your wedding everything the two of you want it to be.
We both will. Are we heading out?
Yeah. Yeah. Take care of her.
Well, looks like we’re good to go wedding-wise.
I really mean it. You don’t have to protect me. I’m not trying to change you ever. I love you.
I love you, too. And I’m not giving up on your daughter. If victor has your aunt liesl, we’re gonna find her. We’re gonna bring her home in time to save willow. Whatever it takes.
It meant a lot that you spoke on my behalf today.
Well, blaze did too, which really impressed me. Because if you get your badge back, she loses a duet partner.
What blaze said was amazing. But I don’t have the same history with her that I do with you.
You’re right. Speaking out, I owed it to you.
But still, thank you.
Mr. Harrison chase, the ccrb have made our decision.
You know, the first time we met, when you almost hit me in the head with a frisbee, I knew you were as stubborn as I was.
I don’t like to show all my cards at once.
All right, listen. I will go along with this if you promise to tell me if this gets worse and you let me help you.
Maybe, and maybe not. It really depends on the situation.
Oh, you’re exhausting. It’s a good thing I like your work.
which means I will cooperate for now. Have it your way. All right? So let’s get to work, professor. Don’t just sit there, and take this copy and do your thing.
You do realize, of course, that it’s been weeks since you promised to take me out to dinner and fill me in on the mystery that began with the fire that scarred poor holly and ended up destroying the ice princess necklace.
Weeks. Then, of course, that only deepened with the murder of eileen ashby.
Well, the deputy mayor had her share of enemies.
And now apparently there’s this ghost ship floating around with hostages on board.
Wait. Wait. There’s no time like the present. We’ll have dinner tonight.
So you just assume that I don’t already have plans this evening?
Um, I’m sorry. I didn’t realize you had plans.
I don’T. But in the future, a lady likes to be given a little advanced warning.
[Chuckles] Thank you.
Guards, show everyone exactly what they are bidding on.
For the privilege of ending the life of ethan lovett, the bidding will start at $1 million.
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