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Well, it’s hard to tell with all the smoke. How’d you do with roadside assistance?
They should be getting back to me momentarily.
Um, look, I’m really sorry about–
don’t be sorry, robert. It’s not your fault. Unless it is your fault.
Well, I should know better than to drive this thing around town. It prefers the open road.
I see, so not stopping and starting in city traffic. Look, I’m just going to spitball here, but you might want to consider investing in a commuter car.
Well, I thought about it. But I just can’t quite pull the trigger on that one, you know?
[Cell phone chimes]
I know. Oh, no.
Roadside assistance can’t get here for another two hours. Well, there goes dinner.
I could fix it myself quicker than that.
I wanna see that.
[Sighs] All right. I think we’re good to go, wedding-wise.
Almost? Oh, did something come up with my mom?
There’s something I want to talk to you about.
More like important.
It’s about sonny.
If victor has your aunt liesl, we’re going to find her, bring her home in time to save willow, whatever it takes.
Well, I hope and pray that happens, but you’re not a magician, sonny. I found out that the “haunted star” is completely untraceable.
I actually have an update on that, one that might give you some hope.
Your former colleagues on the force have provided strong praise and support in their written statements. And your associates in the music industry have spoken quite eloquently and thoughtfully on your behalf. But the question is, was that testimony enough? After careful consideration, the committee has come to a decision.
Gregor– gregory! Are you all right?
Ok, all right. I’m going to call 9-1-1.
No! No! No ambulance.
For the privilege of ending the life of ethan lovett, the bidding will start at $1 million.
What’s happening? Why would anyone want to kill ethan?
My son’s been keeping busy since he left port charles. Running scams on the rich and powerful is apparently his specialty.
So that’s why we’re here. He’s about to be sold for the purpose of–
killing him, yup.
That’s just brutal. That’s–
And we are officially underway. We have a bid for $1 million. Do I hear 1.2 million?
What has sonny done now?
Nothing. That I know of, at least.
He actually, uh, called me earlier.
Yeah. He said he’d be here if we needed anything, asked if I wanted to talk.
And I’m guessing you said no.
[Scoffs] I have nothing to say to him, willow. And I know you want me to forgive my–
I am not asking you that or telling you how to feel. Your relationship with sonny is your own.
Ok, then I guess I’m a little confused.
I think we should invite him to the wedding.
Are you saying that they found the “haunted star”? Is my aunt liesl coming home?
No, not exactly. Trina robinson made contact from the boat. Apparently, she’s a stowaway.
Victor doesn’t know she’s on board?
No, at least not at the time that trina made contact with her mother.
Well, if trina has made contact, that means they know the location of the boat, right?
I would think so. You may want to talk to jordan.
Yeah, we will.
Apparently, trina is a pretty resourceful young woman.
Yeah, ava thinks the world of her.
So does josslyn.
Yeah. Thank you for the update, valentin.
You know, it’s been a lot of bad news. This is a good thing.
It’s been a brutal couple of days, thanks to my dear old dad.
All right, here, let me get you some water. Here.
In a minute, in a minute.
I can help you drink it. Here.
I got it. This’ll pass. I get cramps.
Is that why you fell?
No, severe muscle cramps. Ok.
I’ll try the water.
Ok, when you’re ready, I’m going to take you to the hospital.
No, I said no hospital.
You said no ambulance. You just collapsed on my office floor. Somebody needs to check you out.
Why? They’re not going to tell me anything I don’t already know. Besides, what just happened is child’s play, compared to what comes next.
Harrison chase, the committee has decided to reinstate you as a detective with the port charles police department.
Commissioner ashford will be in touch with regards to timing. Congratulations.
Thank you so much. I won’t disappoint.
Oh, thank god. Thank god.
Oh, I think the person I should be thanking is you.
Hey! Am I correct? Did I hear it right? I’m getting my partner back?
Yeah, that’s the word on the street.
If you ask me, it couldn’t be to a more deserving person.
Wow. I honestly didn’t know how that was all going to play out. If brook lynn wouldn’t have… where’d she go?
Payment in full is due immediately via wire.
[Tense music] Do I hear 2 million?
[Whispering] What are we going to do?
Quiet, I can’t think.
Maybe we can distract the guards to create a diversion.
Do I hear 2 million for the life of ethan lovett?
If only we could bid.
can I ask you something?
Certainly. I can’t promise you’ll get an answer.
Why do you continue to work for that S.O.B.?
I always say, it’s for the money, that sonny pays me extremely well, which is true. I’ve never had a more generous retainer.
But there’s got to be more to it, right?
I will never forget my first corinthos assignment. You know, alexis had been representing sonny for years, and one day, she just up and quits. So I get a call from sonny’s accountant, who tells me that one of sonny’s associates has been arrested.
Wait for it. So I’m down at the station, giving my standard spiel. And they bring out from the back this little man-boy, who throws his arms around me and says, “thank you, mob lawyer.”
I have never felt so appreciated in my entire legal career–
or so confused, or intrigued.
So sonny is nothing if not interesting.
In a word, yes.
So this explains the incident at the metro court.
I’m an idiot. I’m so sorry. I misread the situation.
I knew it would happen eventually. That’s why I stopped teaching.
Did you have an episode in the class?
Not like this one. Mid-lecture, I realized I was slurring my words. Luckily, it didn’t last long. The class didn’t seem to notice, but… I panicked. What if it happened again and I wasn’t able to disguise it?
So you quit.
I didn’t have a choice. I couldn’t stand the thought of being publicly incapacitated. And that was just in front of a bunch of undergrads. Imagine if it were friends and family. Imagine if it were my sons.
I can’t believe brook lynn would leave without saying goodbye.
Well, maybe she just had somewhere to be. What matters is she was there to support you.
Oh, she did more than that. She testified on my behalf.
So I heard, on top of writing a letter.
She must really believe in you.
Well, she felt so guilty with how things played out that she bent over backwards to make things right.
Well, you know what, the two aren’t mutually exclusive, but let’s not lose sight of the deal here. You made it happen, man.
I didn’t do anything.
What do you– what are you talking about? You had the door slammed in your face, repeatedly. And you’ve persevered instead of giving up. I’m grateful for that.
Just for the record, I just want you to know that I don’t hold you responsible for victor’s actions.
No, no, of course not.
Thank you. And just so you know, I hold no allegiance to my father. And I won’t sleep until he’s been put down.
All right, I’m going to make a few phone calls, see if anything new has turned up.
I am so glad that you’re ok.
Is he treating you well?
Good. I’m glad.
Me too. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion something else is on your mind?
You want my father at the wedding.
Not for me or you. This isn’t some “down the road, I think you’ll regret it” situation.
Good, because that won’t be an issue.
I know it won’T. I want sonny there for donna and avery. They are just the right age. They will love being flower girls, to wear their dresses and toss their rose petals.
What does that have to do with sonny?
For better or worse, he is a part of your family. And him being at the wedding, I don’t know, I feel like it would cement it for them.
For my sisters.
That we’re all in this together. That even though things change, we’re still very connected in this important way. I think they need that, even if we don’T.
So you think for family unity, my father should be there.
We have 2 million. Do I hear 3?
Holly, do you have that kind of money?
2.2 million. Do I hear 2.4 million?
I hope you know what you’re doing.
[Tablet beeping] We have 4 million. Do I hear– $10 million.
Do I hear 11? 11 million? 10 million, going once, going twice. Sold. You have just bought yourself the exquisite privilege of executing ethan lovett.
Oh, goody, we won. Now what?
You are welcome to claim your prize.
And exactly how do you plan to pay $10 million?
I don’t, but just follow my lead.
[Tense music] My money manager will be in touch shortly.
No need. Simply enter the account number here. Once the transaction is complete, this man’s life will be yours to end.
You know, unlike nina, who’s never had a role in my life, and as far as I’m concerned, never will, sonny has had a role in yours. A huge one. And while it may be past tense for you, it is still very present for your sisters. So, yes, I think he should be at the wedding.
You do know he’s going to want to bring nina.
And I’m sure she’d love to come. But I’d like to believe that even nina knows she has no place at our wedding.
Well, that’s very–
I was going to say, optimistic, given nina’s history with boundaries.
I will handle nina. Don’t worry. Do you know what one of the very first things I realized about you was?
What, that I’m alarmingly good-looking?
That you are the centerpiece of your family, with loving but self-involved and wildly volatile parents. You are the one who anchors everyone, who takes care of your siblings and makes them feel safe. And now, more than ever, donna and avery need you, just like–n even though I never met him– morgan needed you.
[Soft music] Maybe it’s not fair to put all of that onto you…
well, life is rarely fair.
Fact is, every time you don’t include sonny, you are laying the seeds for donna and avery to have to choose between you and their father.
Let me know if you hear anything new. Brook lynn, how you doing?
Hey, I’m ok. You?
I’m hanging in there. You don’t have bad news, do you?
Oh, no, no, no, no, nothing like that. I’m here picking up leo from his assistive technology class.
He like it?
Oh, he loves it. The extraction is actually the hardest part, which, now that I’m thinking about it, is probably why my dad and olivia always send me. Anyway, I’m early, so it gives us a chance to catch up.
I was gonna reach out to you.
Yeah. I thought it was very brave, what you did at the nurses’ ball, talking down that dirt bag. I just wanted to grab that guy, just, like, just punch him in his face.
Yeah. Well, you wouldn’t have been the first, believe me. But don’t call me brave, sonny. That might be the last thing I am.
You are giving me way too much credit.
Mm-mm, no, I’m not. This isn’t the first setback you’ve had in your policing career.
Thank you for the reminder.
Well, no, that whole thing with nelle, I mean, if anyone thought you would have quit, it would have been then and there, and we would have totally understood. And then, now, you’ve got this whole music career you could have fallen back on.
Yeah, but it’s not the same. I mean, don’t get me wrong. Singing is great, and being famous-adjacent had its perks.
Famous-adjacent? Why, adjacent is something. I don’t know if it’s fair, but– but it’s not what I’m passionate about. I don’t know how else to say it. It’s like, being a cop is who I am.
I get it. It’s when you feel like you’re you.
And all the other stuff is just playing dress-up.
Well, you stuck it out, and I’m grateful.
That’s the second time you’ve said that.
Nah, I mean it, man. Good partners are hard to find. And you happen to be one of the best.
I don’t know your diagnosis. But, gregory, unless you’re in some kind of treatment, you may very well have an episode in front of your sons. Are you in treatment? Has a doctor tried to help you with your cramps?
What do you mean, no?
There’s nothing they can do.
You know, I never thought about it like that, but you’re right. Representing sonny has been interesting. And over the years, I’ve actually liked a lot of the work that I’ve done.
Helping him and his lot flaunt the justice system.
I prefer the word “navigate.” You know who was genius at it? Jason. Setting me up, so that I could actually argue the law accurately to get him off, giving me just enough room so I could slide in and do my job.
And do it very well.
Thank you, kind sir. So, yes, representing sonny has gone from, I know you’re a mobster, and I will only participate in this tiny sliver of your world, to what is a fascinating interaction. But don’t get me wrong. I know where the line is, and I will not cross it because I don’t care how interesting it is, the hill doesn’t exist on which I would risk my legal career.
If donna and avery were older, it would be different. They would be able to navigate the line in the sand between you and sonny, just like dante and christina do.
But they’re kids, and they shouldn’t– they shouldn’t have to understand or make that choice.
And I know you want them in the wedding as much as I do. I love those girls. Not to mention, wiley would completely revolt if they weren’t there. Not that they wouldn’t come because of sonny.
No, I get it. It’s about setting an example for the future, and we should make it easier on them.
When we can, yeah. Sometimes that will be impossible, but in this case…
I completely agree.
Yeah, donna and avery are more important than anything going on between me and my dad, so…
I will invite sonny to the wedding.
So tell me. What’s it like?
What’s it like finding out that willow is my child? It’s shocking, valentin. It’s exhilarating. It’s life-altering. It’s– a million adjectives.
Yeah, I mean, there’s so many facets to it, it’s almost impossible to know how to react.
Well, who says you have to know? Feel what you feel when you feel it.
You make it sound really easy.
I’m fully aware it’s not. Listen, I want to apologize. I should have reached out to you.
What are you talking about? You were in hiding.
Also, I’m not sure that it’s really my place anymore.
It might be more your place than anyone else. Nobody knows as much as you do how much I want a child.
And now you have one.
Yeah, it’s so surreal, and to say that willow and i were in a bad place when we found out, well, that would be a massive understatement. But things are– they’re getting a little bit better, and I am so thankful to my aunt liesl, and not only for agreeing to be willow’s donor, but also, she’s opened some channels of communication between us. That being said, there’s still a very wide, very deep gulf for us to navigate.
I wish I could say, time heals all wounds.
Yeah. What do you do when you– you don’t have much time left?
What am I doing, dumping all my relationship drama on you when you have so much going on?
Honestly, it feels good to talk about something else. How’s it going with chase and the review board?
They ruled in his favor. He got his badge back.
Well, that– that’s good news. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
You won’t get an argument from me there.
But originally, didn’t they say he’d lose his job for good?
What did you do? Because I can tell by that look.
I may have called in a little favor.
[Laughs] You think I walk around with my account numbers?
Don’t you know who she is?
I don’t care who she is. I care about the money. The funds have to be immediately available via wire transfer. Otherwise, no sale.
This is absurd. If you can’t trust my word–
the rules of the auction were made very clear. You lose.
If she didn’t win, then who did?
Well, the next highest bidder…
[Tablet beeping] Who has just transferred the funds.
[Dramatic music] Ethan lovett is no longer yours for the taking.
But this is unacceptable. I won the auction, and no one else.
That is not how it works. You’ll be escorted off the premises, as the winner will be arriving to collect her property.
Hold on, there must be something we can do.
Welcome, señora. And might I add, congratulations. You have secured quite the prize.
Also known as lou gehrig’s disease.
[Sighs] Gregory. God. I’m so sorry.
Are you sure there’s nothing anybody can do? It’s neurological, right?
You know, the motor neurons degenerate and die, stop sending signals to the muscles. Eventually, your brain loses the ability to initiate and control voluntary movements.
So there’s not–
no way to reverse the degeneration. My doctor keeps talking about supportive care, a term I find incredibly irritating. Basically, it means physical therapy, nutritional changes, meds that may or may not slow down the nerve damage. And when time comes, medications to help manage my symptoms. Time that seems to be approaching a lot faster than we thought it would.
Eventually, I’m going to lose control of my movement. And then, I will be entirely in the care of my sons. That’s why I haven’t told them yet. I just– I want them to go about living their lives for as long as possible before they have to deal with that burden. I figure that’s the least that I can do for them now. Before they have to do everything for me.
I cannot believe it’s all over.
Yeah, it is. I really appreciate you being there for me.
Bet you can’t wait to get that badge back, huh?
Oh, big-time. But now that I know that it’s going to happen, that it’s all going to work out, I can wait. But just so we’re clear, the second the commissioner gives me the ok, I’m going to be at the precinct 24/7.
What are you talking about? You’re going to be out hunting for the “haunted star.”
If they reinstate me before they find it.
I have a feeling that won’t be a problem. Welcome back to the force, detective.
Hey. There’s hope. You and willow may have time to build a relationship after all.
From your lips. We’ve come a long way, haven’t we, valentin? From the days of you trying to make me believe that sasha was my daughter. You know, I know that was hugely misguided. But I also know that came from a place of caring. You knowing how much of my life I spent alone. How much of my life that I yearned to be a mother. You knew how big the hole was inside of me, and you saw that that was the only way to fix it.
I wanted to give you what you wanted so badly. I just didn’t know how to do it.
It’s bitterly ironic.
Your father is one of the most violent, cruel men that I have ever encountered. And yet, here you are, with such a capacity to love.
It’s a pretty incredible thing. Don’t you think?
Sometimes you got to do what you got to do for the people you love.
Well, chase and I are not together.
I’m just saying, be open.
To everything, to anything. You know, life can change in a heartbeat.
[Cell phone chimes]
Oh, boy, extraction time.
Yeah. And then, I gotta jet home. You know, planning a wedding in 24 hours is not for the faint of heart.
Well, michael and willow’S. They’re getting married tomorrow. They decided they don’t want to wait. I’m sorry. I thought you knew.
[Chuckles] Thank you.
For throwing a total wrench in our wedding plans?
No, for… reminding me what truly matters.
You would have gotten there on your own, eventually.
[Chuckles] Would I, though?
Yes. Because that’s the kind of brother you are. I get jealous sometimes.
Yeah, what for?
Your bond with your siblings. Never having brothers or sisters myself, when I see you guys together, that effortless closeness.
Mm. Well, it’s not always effortless.
For you, it is. How naturally it comes to you to love them the way that you do. It’s a gift, michael.
Yeah, well, they give it back to me tenfold.
It makes me happy to know that wiley and amelia will have that kind of bond. Promise me you’ll foster it.
On one condition.
You’ll do the same.
You think less of me now, don’t you?
Just the opposite. You’re an intelligent woman. I appreciate that. You know how to play the game. That line in the ground there, you know not to step over it. You’d have made a good spy.
I’ve always wanted to be a spy.
Actually, scratch that.
There goes the dream.
Look, you’ve got a strong personality, and you can’t disguise that. And you shouldn’t try to.
[Cell phone chimes]
Hang on. Oh, excellent. Roadside assistance is going to be another hour.
Well, fear not. I think I’ve got it. Come here.
I want you–
To put your finger.
While I start the engine.
All-righty. Here goes nothing.
Oh, no! Oh, oh, oh!
Give me another chance to find the money, please.
Just accept that you’ve lost and make your way home. Lovett, let’s go.
You’re not going anywhere.
Don’t touch me!
Tracy, what are you doing here?
Same as you, only successfully.
Are you working together?
I will just take my prize and be on my way. Thank you very much.
I’m such an idiot for saying something. I really thought that you knew.
No, I’m happy for michael and willow.
Look, if I don’t leave now, I’m going to be late, but I’m sorry, and I love you.
I love you, too.
if you say you’re sorry one more time–
I don’t know.
Well, at least let me pay for the dry cleaning.
If it’s any consolation, that jersey looks pretty good on you, you know.
Oh, yeah. And who am I kidding? Come on. You’d look great wearing a paper bag.
Well, let’s not test that theory, shall we? What? No.
What do you mean, no?
I don’t want you to kiss me like this!
I should go. Thank you for listening.
Let me drive you home.
I’ll call a rideshare.
Are you sure? I want you to know, I harbor no illusions about the nature of my disease. I will need help. And I’ll ask for it when the time comes.
Anything, any time. I really wish there was something I could do, even remotely.
You already have.
How do you have this?
Commissioner gave it to me when I left this morning.
She couldn’t have known how the review board would rule.
Sure she did. We all did. I mean, the reason why you got through this whole thing, it highlighted why you need to be back on the force. You’re a cop, you’re a good cop, and we need people who have a genuine desire to help people.
I don’t know what to say.
Then don’t say anything. Just clip that puppy back on there, and let’s get to work.
We’re getting married.
[Chuckles] That’s the plan, yes.
No, like, we are getting married. I’m going to be your wife!
And I can’t wait.
I know we have this crazy, scary thing looming over us, but I don’t want it to overshadow the amazing fact that we are marrying each other because we love each other. Whether we get 60 hours or 60 years, you’re my guy.
And you’re my girl. And I love you so much.
I love you too.
Well, I should get back to anna.
Yeah, send her my best.
I will. Nina. What you said really means a lot to me. Thank you.
I meant every word.
Can you come with me for a second?
Something was brought to my attention, and I want to talk to you about it in private.
What is this about?
Well, congratulations. You’ve managed to ruin, oh, everything.
Oh! I appreciate it the save.
Oh, any time. Let’s get the hell out of here!
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