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THIS STILL NEEDS EXTENSIVE EDITING!
This place has been running on low-level auxiliary power. We just got the main power back on.
Ha! Imagine if we’d come all this way to be thwarted by a power failure. Here it is. Everything I’ve ever worked for lies behind this door.
What are you saying? Wh–the cassadine technology from the ’80s was deadly. Are our friends walking into a trap or–or what?
I don’t know. I–I can’t say for certain. But from what ethan heard, victor’s plans have been decades in the making. So god help our friends if they’re swept up in that. God help all of us.
You guys look so happy, so in love.
Well, that’s, uh-
that’s because we are.
And it’s our wedding day.
Well, let me know what they say, okay? Thank you, martin.
Why were you talking to your lawyer?
[Sighs] Mikkos, old boy, you did not disappoint. Finally, after all these years, the end is in sight. It’s in there. Fetch the prisoners. It’s time they earned their keep.
Was ethan able to tell you anything else?
Apparently, victor told his personnel that the only people guaranteed to be safe when he finally executes his plan are the people closest to him.
What the hell does that mean?
Nothing good for the likes of us.
Scott, he’s been so preoccupied, you know, worrying about aunt liesl. We’re all worried about aunt liesl. I called martin grey to look into a matter for me.
Are you in trouble?
No, nothing like that. It’s–it’s just something that I have to do. And I also want to open up a-
a trust for amelia and wiley. You know, I’m sure michael and willow have that covered, but I figure it’s the only way I can spoil my grandchildren.
You’re gonna have plenty of opportunity with that. Have faith.
Easier said than done.
How can I cheer you up?
[Soft dramatic music]
If it isn’t the groom. Hi.
This, uh, what you’re wearing to the wedding?
How do you put up with him?
Oh, mom, you look incredible. I would hug you, but I don’t wanna wrinkle anything.
Oh, get over here, get over here. I love you. Are you kidding me?
Aw. I love you too. Can I help the kids get ready? Do you need anything? Any water or some juice? I don’t know.
I’m–I’m good. Thank you. Everything is perfect.
[Knock on door]
[Soft dramatic music]
We have a major problem.
The hair and makeup artists’ plane was canceled. They’re not gonna be here in time to prep you.
[Sighing] Oh. Is that it?
What do you mean, “is that it?” Do you know anything about beauty?
I’d say he knows it when he sees it.
I can do my own makeup.
Okay, that is not gonna happen. Your only job today is to feel pampered and walk down that aisle. Besides, I called in backup. Blq and sasha are coming with some deception products. I am not gonna let anything ruin this night for you.
Maxie has instructed us to remove the groom.
All right. I know better than to argue with maxie. I will, uh, grab my suit. Do you want me to bring the kids too?
Uh, amelia’s sleeping.
I don’t want to wake her. Take wiley and I’ll bring amelia with us.
No, it’s just the last time I’m seeing you before you become my wife. I just want to remember this moment.
I’ll never forget it.
I wish I could stay like that all afternoon. But today’s about celebrating michael and willow. And don’t you look handsome.
That’s a lot coming from the editor in chief of “crimson.”
I wish I could’ve helped, you know, do something for the wedding like network designers to make sure that willow got the perfect wedding dress, or choose the flowers. You know, fantasizing what it would be like to be mother of the bride.
Willow’s gonna come around. Trust me on that.
Yeah, hold that thought, okay?
[Knock on door]
Hi! Come on in. Come on in. Let me see this dress. Give it a twirl. Wow, that’s a beauty. Thanks for bringing her by.
Oh, yeah, of course. Avery’s so excited about the wedding.
Wow! Dress beautiful! You are beautiful. Are you ready to be a little flower girl with donna?
Can I have a snack first?
Yeah, let’s see what we can find in the kitchen.
[Both laugh] Come on.
Oh, my gosh. Is she not a knockout or what?
Ah, she sure as heck is.
So what do you have there?
If victor has said that only people closest to him will be safe, then we can assume that there will be devastating consequences for the rest of us-
for the rest of the world, quite frankly.
The guards seem to think that “those closest” meant people who are in proximity to victor.
[Laughs] What are the odds that victor doesn’t give a damn what happens to his henchmen?
No, that man will only keep people alive that are useful to him. But he does have spencer and ace. What if the people “closest to him” are the ones that he cares about? I mean, if he’s even capable of that.
Oh, come on, man! What’s taking you so long?
[Sinister music] Ah, finally. Welcome to our distinguished guests.
What is this dump?
This is the future, my boy. Oh, imagine, liesl, just in a few moments, you will be performing scientific wonders right here in this room.
You cannot expect me to work in these conditions.
Oh, don’t be deceived by appearances. You have everything you need.
I hope you all realize just how privileged you are.
Not the word I’d use.
You are about to witness the dawning of a new age.
Come on, come on. What’s the holdup?
[Scoffs] Unjam it.
What do you think is in there?
The pathogen that I was telling you about.
The one that will kill everyone on this planet? We can’t let him get his hands on it.
Maybe they won’t be able to get the door open.
A broken door will not stop victor cassadine.
It’s here. It’s all here. At last, the power to set the world right.
This is only a theory, but what if victor has some kind of bomb?
Yeah, that would certainly fit his doomsday scenario.
What could he possibly accomplish with a bomb?
I don’t know, but it would explain why he’s gathering his loved ones around-
to protect them.
Trina robinson was a stowaway.
Yeah, so he wouldn’t have been counting on her presence.
Doesn’t explain obrecht. I mean, apparently he was obsessed with her at one point. But since her return to port charles, you know, his focus has been on other things.
So unlikely she would count as a loved one. Why take her then?
Maybe he wants something from her.
Hey. Ned wanted you to have this.
Oh, really? Well, where is he? We can’t toast without him.
He’s helping olivia in the kitchen, said to not wait on him.
Well, then let’s not wait on him.
I’m with you.
Don’t leave me out.
Well, I wasn’t gonna leave you out. Now that you said that, maybe I will leave you out.
I wish you all the happiness in the world.
To michael and willow.
You are so beautiful.
The perfect bride.
I barely recognize myself. Thank you.
Glad we could help.
Well, every wedding has to have at least one crisis. Yours just happened. We made it through. Smooth sailing from here on out.
Uh, maybe not. Did anyone tell you about the changes to the guest list?
There were changes to the guest list? How come the wedding planner’s always the last to know?
Tracy is here. And drew will no longer be at the ceremony.
Why won’t drew be there?
Well, he’s tracking down a lead on victor, and if he finds victor, that means he can bring liesl home.
Oh, thank god. I have been really worried, and so have james and georgie. It’s gonna be okay, willow. Drew will find liesl and bring her home safe.
And then I’ll be able to get my transplant.
Best wedding gift ever.
It’s not all good news, is it?
[Soft dramatic music]
It’s just a little gift for willow.
It’s nothing really.
What is it?
It’s a bracelet from gelhorn’S.
What do you think?
Oh, it’s beautiful. It’s spectacular. Definitely boundary-crossing.
Nina. Willow made her boundaries very clear, did she not?
I just want her to know that I’m thinking about her.
[Sighs] I know this is difficult for you. And I’m sure that your heart is in the right place, but you can’t start showering willow with gifts. It’s not gonna work. And she may even think that you-
you’re trying to bribe your way into her life.
Well, it’s my-
my daughter’s wedding day. I can’t just do nothing.
You can if you wanna have a relationship with willow in the future.
Future? You say it like it’s certain that we’ll have one, that… willow will have one.
You have to honor her wishes, no matter how painful it is.
Just one cookie? It just does not seem like enough. I mean, you–you could have a lot of cookies. You know what I mean?
But there’ll be wedding cake.
Yes, yes, there will be plenty of wedding cake. Did you show your dad your-
your flower girl walk?
She nailed it.
Of course. Okay, well, then you two should get going ’cause you don’t wanna be late, right?
You gonna be okay?
I’m glad you’re gonna be there.
I’ll save you some cake.
[Chuckles] You better.
I’ll stick around, okay? I’ll keep an eye on her.
All right. Okay, flower girl, you ready? Let’s go.
You have the best time!
[Sonny chuckling] You did the right thing.
Why does it feel so wrong?
Look, drew is gonna find victor. He is, and he’s gonna bring liesl, trina, and spencer home. I believe that.
Right. But it’s still a very dangerous situation, so… you can tell me how you’re really feeling.
I’m worried. I’m really worried. But I have faith in drew. And if anyone can save willow, it’s him.
Wait, willow, if drew’s not gonna be there, who’s walking you down the aisle?
My soon-to-be mother-in-law.
And it’s my privilege.
Are you nervous? I had butterflies when I married brando, and it was in a car repair shop with only the owner and his wife in attendance.
I have butterflies, but in the best way. Marrying michael in front of all the people we love, it just…feels like my whole life has been leading to this moment.
Well, before we all cry all our makeup off, let’s get you in your dress.
Um, actually, ladies, uh, josslyn and I are gonna take it from here if that’s okay.
Okay, then we’ll leave you to it. You could get married in your robe. You’re the most beautiful bride.
It’s true. See you down the aisle.
Don’t hesitate to call if there’s more changes to the guest list or if you have a dress malfunction.
Let’s go, maxie.
Okay–hey! My phone will be on. I can be back in five minutes.
Do not worry. Everything’s gonna be fine.
Brook lynn, stop manhandling me!
Is everything okay?
Uh, you two are up to something. Spill.
As much as you’ve been looking forward to marrying michael, we’ve been looking forward to welcoming you to the family.
[Knock on door]
[Gasps] Oh! They’re here.
Hi. Come in.
Hi there. Willow. Are you ready to become one of us?
Are we certain that liesl obrecht is a captive? Maybe she’s a collaborator. She could have gone willingly with victor.
Well, I mean, she disappeared from the nurses’ ball right in the middle of a magic act with her grandson and his sister. I don’t think she did that on purpose.
When luke and I crossed paths with her back in 2013, she was hardly a doting grandmother. I mean, she admitted to putting you into a coma, and she knocked me out in order to escape. She and victor are two of a kind. I can’t believe you would ever trust her.
Well, I’m not gonna nominate obrecht for sainthood, but she’s a different person to what she was ten years ago.
Yeah, since faison died. I mean, right around the time that he did, you know, she started to realize the tragic consequences of her obsession. She’s lost two children now, and her grandson and her niece, nina, are the only family she has. Wait, isn’t she supposed to be donating bone marrow to nina’s daughter?
I–I don’t think she left this town willingly.
I mean, it’s not like cassadine yanked her off the street. I mean, that-
that stunt that they pulled at the nurses’ ball, that took a lot of planning.
It sort of implies that she is pivotal for some reason. And given that she is a brilliant researcher, I bet victor wants her for her skills in the lab, not her sparkling conversation.
So if victor needs something that only obrecht can give, maybe that means what he has isn’t a bomb.
A far more sinister weapon.
In this canister is the pathogen mikkos and I developed.
Forgive me if I don’t applaud.
But there’s still one step we have to take before we can begin. And that’s where you come in, my dear liesl. I take it you’ve read all the material provided you by my scientists that have been working on this.
Their notes were thorough and made interesting reading.
Ah, good. Then you’ll know all about the pathogen. You know its modes of transmission, as well as the antidote. And since this pathogen has been untouched for decades, I need you to check that it’s still viable and can be effective. Then I’ll need you to do the same with the antidote. You’ll find, uh, a microscope and slides here. So shall we begin our work?
You fool! What are you doing? The pathogen is airborne. If you open that, we’ll almost certainly die.
[Scoffs] Really? Do you think I’m that stupid? To handle a pathogen that’s potentially active?
Are you sure?
Well, of course I’m sure. Mikkos and I developed this pathogen so that it’d only be activated by uv light. That’s why it’s down here in this bunker, so far away from the sunlight.
Still, I–I cannot study this pathogen in–in these conditions. I–I need a controlled environment and protective clothing.
Well, I’ll pretend not to be insulted by your lack of faith. Now get on and do as I say. You have to prove that this pathogen can be effective, as well as the antidote. And then once you’ve done that, I’ll release it into the atmosphere, and humanity can finally pay for the damages done to our planet.
You’ve always made me feel like a part of your family. I am so grateful.
Aw, well, now that you’re finally marrying michael, we wanted to officially mark the occasion.
[Laughter] Oh, donna, give her the present. First something old.
[Tender music] My brother, luke, gave this to me. We were walking one day, and it was in the window of a jewelry shore. And I admired it, and next thing I knew, luke went right in and he bought it for me. He said he was flush and he’d rather spend the money on his baby sister than blow it on a card game. So it’s not only from me. It’s from your great…. your great-uncle-in-law.
[Laughter] Luke would’ve liked you a lot.
Yeah. Luke admired people who were true to themselves. And he admired people who had lots of courage. And you have an abundance of both.
There you go.
Thank you. This means so much to me.
You mean so much to all of us. Right, donna?
Okay, okay, something borrowed.
[Sighs] So my mother gave this to me. And, uh, well, one day josslyn’s gonna wear it when she gets married. Come here.
[Whispers] So pretty.
Um, and, uh, something blue.
Wow. Thank you.
Hey. How are you feeling?
Like a spencer.
Should I return it? Or should I keep it in hopes that someday willow will accept it from me?
You don’t have to decide tonight. Hold onto it for a couple of days and see how you feel.
In the meantime, I could use a cup of tea, or actually, maybe something even stronger. Can I get you something?
You don’t have to babysit me, ava.
Oh, is that what we call two friends sitting around talking these days?
Sonny was worried about me too. He offered to whisk me away to some tropical island.
And you turned him down?
Oh, nina, I saw the look on your face when you said goodbye to him, and… I’m gonna stay, and we’ll talk for as long as you need.
You have a lot going on. I heard about trina. You must be going out of your mind.
Yeah. No, I am. But there’s really not much I can do. The pcpd is-
is searching for her. And–and trina’s smart and capable. She can take care of herself, and I was reminded of that fact last night when I was speaking with her mother while you were at wyndemere.
Carly told you.
Uh-huh. And I take it the two of you did not have a very productive conversation.
Well, nothing will ever be productive as long as that woman’s around.
Well, nina, get used to it, ’cause carly ain’t going anywhere.
Wait, something new.
Oh, come on, I think amelia fills the bill.
[Laughter] Thank you all for being so kind.
Look, we know that it’s your day, but it’s kind of ours too.
Yeah, ’cause weddings aren’t just about romantic love. They’re–they’re about new families being created too.
That’s right. And you’re our new family in every way that matters. I mean, you make michael and wiley so happy. I mean, I feel like you’ve been a part of us forever. You fit in effortlessly.
[Tender music] You’re my sister like josslyn and avery.
[Laughs] I am, donna. And I am so lucky to have you for a sister.
Oh, no, don’t cry.
No, it’s just–it’s fine. It’s, um–ah. It’s tears of…joy. I have always dreamed of a family like this. People who look out for each other no matter what, who protect each other, who love each other fiercely and unconditionally. And now that dream has come true. And now that I’ve found you all to hold onto…
hey. We’re gonna hold onto you too, you know. We’re not letting you go.
Here, I better take these to the kitchen. Don’t want olivia to have a meltdown because there were used glasses in here on the wedding day.
I, uh, got something for you.
Oh? You didn’t have to do that.
Yeah, I did. Uh… someone, eh, very important to us couldn’t be here today. And we’re gonna honor his spirit. Our grandfather, mike.
Yeah, it tore me up that I wasn’t able to-
to be here for his last days, and dad gave me those. He said mike is, you know, always with us. I figured you could use a little of our grandfather’s love on your wedding day.
That’s very generous of you, bro. Thank you.
I–I want ’em back when you’re done.
Oh, yeah? We’ll see about that.
Hey, uh, just be-
you know, seriously, I’m–I’m proud of you. Not just, you know, for the life you’ve built and for marrying willow, but, uh… I know what it took to invite our dad today.
[Clears throat] Well, yeah, well don’t give me too much credit. Willow wanted to include him, and I would do anything for her, so…
okay, well, however it happened, it’s progress, and-
and I appreciate that.
This thing between the two of you, it’s-
it’s ruining you guys. And the only way it’s gonna end if you’re both willing to bend a little bit. Am I wrong about the thaw?
Victor doesn’t have a conventional weapon. It’s a biological agent.
And he needs obrecht’s expertise to activate it.
Biological warfare? Well, victor’s certainly capable of it.
That explains liesl being there, and–and his comments about those close to him being safe.
The code inside the ice princess necklace either leads to a safe haven for victor and his friends, the ones he wants to stash, or the biological agent itself.
Oh, my god, laura and everyone, they–they don’t know what they’re walking into. We have got to warn them.
I’m sorry, victor. The pathogen has degraded.
I triple-checked. It is no longer effective.
Well, that is disappointing.
But perhaps I shouldn’t take your word for it. Perhaps I should send you up to the surface and release the pathogen. If it is indeed harmless, then it shouldn’t be a problem for you, should it? Guard, why don’t you, uh, take dr. Obrecht outside.
Oh. So you’re revising your scientific evaluation?
The pathogen is intact.
[Chuckles] Wonderful news. I thought as much.
Not quite. The pathogen appears viable under the microscope. But I must test it and the antidote on a human subject to be certain you have the effect you want.
Well, that shouldn’t be a problem. We have plenty of human subjects.
Test subjects are supposed to give their informed consent. And I definitely don’t give mine.
Oh, we don’t require your consent in this case.
Do you really want our deaths on your hands?
Oh, I’m sure dr. Obrecht will do her very best to make sure that doesn’t happen.
That pathogen kills.
Yes, that’s right. Mikkos and I developed the pathogen to be lethal to the vast majority of human beings. Now, there is a small percentage that will have a natural immunity. And we have developed an antidote for we cassadines and our descendants.
How can you do this? How can you sentence millions of people to death? Are you really that greedy?
Oh, no, this isn’t about money. No, I wouldn’t make the same mistake my brother did. No. I’m doing this for the greater good.
By committing mass homicide? You’re britt’s mother. I know you have a conscience. Don’t do this.
How are you feeling?
[Sighs] I’m, um, just all over the place, you know? I’m just, um… filled with so much emotion and love for michael and willow. And I just pray they get the future they deserve.
Drew’s making sure they will.
I know. And I want drew and all of victor’s hostages to come home safe. I just…
so how do you feel about sonny attending the wedding this evening?
I know willow wanted him to come, so michael agreed. It’s a sacrifice. I know it’s difficult for michael to be around his father.
And what about you?
I’ll be fine. I’ll be fine, you know? This is about michael and willow and-
and their love, right? And I know sonny is capable of rising to the occasion, and I intend to. Michael’s our son. We can be happy for him. That’s all.
You’re a good mother, carly.
Where do you think I learned it from?
Aw. Thank you, baby.
Things are bad now. They won’t always be. Hang onto the bracelet, and give it to willow when she’s ready.
Will that day ever really come?
I know it hurts being excluded from such an important day in your daughter’s life.
It does, ava. It really does. But it’s just the latest manifestation of the giant chasm between me and my daughter, the chasm that I’m running out of time to traverse. My daughter, she has stage iv leukemia. And it kills me that I can’t be by her side. I can’t support her. I can’t console her. I can’t do anything. And it didn’t have to be that way. She could’ve gotten that bone marrow transplant months ago if carly had told the truth. So this is on carly, and I made sure she knew that last night.
Oh, I’m sure that went well.
And then she insists that–that willow hates me, and I only have myself to blame.
And then she has the audacity to lecture me about consequences when she’s never faced any. I know that I’ve made mistakes with willow. I know that. I never said that I didn’T. And I will face any and all challenges to try to have a relationship with her. But carly, she gets to have this close relationship with willow, she gets to be at her wedding, regardless of all the things that she’s done?
Life is just not fair sometimes.
Well, ava… I intend to balance those scales.
Look at my dress and basket with flower petals.
Wow. Best flower girl ever. You and donna are gonna be great.
I agree with michael 100%. Glad you’re here, dad.
Yeah, me too. Thanks for inviting me.
Oh, yeah, thanks for coming. It’s–it’s important to willow.
Michael. Handsome as ever.
Ah, thank you.
You look good too, uncle sonny. Nice suit.
[Clears throat] And?
Oh, yeah. Hi, dante.
Oh. Hi, brook lynn.
Can I see donna?
We saw her heading to the gatehouse. I can take you.
Okay, I guess the florist sent the bouquets in a separate van. Apparently now there’s a shortage of peonies. Brook lynn, I’m gonna need your help if I have a meltdown.
Oh, boy, okay. Everything cool in here?
Yeah, yeah. We’re good, brook lynn. Thanks.
[Clears throat] So… is everything okay here?
You know what? I’m–I’m here to support willow and michael, if they’ll let me.
-That’s it? -Yeah.
Worse. Defcon 5. A centerpiece is missing.
Well, it’s the opposite. The lower the number, the higher the emergency.
Whatever. Thankfully, maxie said to order an extra one, so it is waiting in the refrigerator.
[Soft dramatic music]
you didn’t say goodbye after the ccrb meeting.
Right, um… I had to pick up leo, and you were talking to dante.
Well, uh, thank you for showing up. It meant a lot.
Don’t mention it.
How’s willow doing?
She is in, uh, good spirits. She rested most of the morning, so I hope the day’s not too much for her.
Hey, well, you know what? There’s a lot of people here to make sure she’s okay, and I’m sure the excitement about marrying you is–is gonna get her through the day just fine.
Yeah, I hope so.
What, you don’t think so?
No, I’m–I’m over the moon about marrying willow, and I know she feels the same way. I just wish that-
you just wish that liesl obrecht was found in time to give willow a bone marrow transplant.
Don’t lose faith, michael. If anyone deserves to have fate on their side, it’s willow.
Liesl, let me, uh–let me sweeten the deal for you. Once you’ve determined that the antidote is effective, I’ll send you back to port charles with enough doses for you and your family. That way, you can save your great-niece’s life in more ways than one.
I will do as you ask, victor.
No! Okay, okay.
Excellent. Well, you have all you need, and I’m sure it’s within your capabilities.
[Door thunks open]
Oh, and liesl, do remember, your great-niece is running out of time, so it’s in your interest to work as fast as you can.
[Door thunks closed]
Did you reach them? Did you reach laura?
None of them. Just a message stating that their phones were out of the area.
Okay, you have to keep trying. Because if we’re correct, and victor has a biological agent, then laura and valentin, they’re going to need help. And I think that you need to call the wsb.
Do you suppose that this changes their calculus at all?
Please. Please call them. Our people are gonna need backup before it’s too late.
I was hoping that you and carly could reach a détente.
I tr–I tried. I did. But carly will never forgive and forget my keeping sonny a secret in nixon falls.
Yeah. And like it or not, michael and willow listen to her.
But I am not the only one who needs to face the consequences of her actions.
What–what does that mean?
You know what? I may not be able to do anything for willow. But I can make damn sure that carly gets what she deserves.
Nina, what did you do?
Aw. Isn’t your niece adorable?
I got amelia’s dress just for the wedding.
Okay, this calls for a picture.
Okay, all right.
Let’s sit over here.
We’ll sit next to you.
Okay, that’s good. Everybody line up nice and smile. Look up.
Amelia. Amelia, look.
Carly, look up.
Here, here, grandma. Let me–you sit.
You gotta be in it.
Aw, she’s so tired.
I’ll set one up for all of us, okay?
Yeah, she just woke up.
It’s gonna be a timer. Ten seconds, okay?
All right, joss. Oh, it’s green. All right, hurry up, hurry up. Ready? Almost. Everybody smile.
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