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[ Indistinct conversations ]

Brook Lynn: You want some? Wow. It’s delicious. What flavor is it? I could care less. You’re special. Once-in-a-lifetime. And the thought of losing you, it — it scares me because… ’cause I’m in love with you, joss. So now it’s my turn to ask… is this too much for you?

[ Scoffs lightly ]

[ Giggles ]

Built our love and we built this house from the ground up thirty seconds went by before I could recognize we went down we went down with our heads down with our heads down we went down we went down to the ground oh, we tried, oh [ Vocalizing ] Finally. Esme will be held accountable for what she did to us. And once she’s charged, you should have no problem getting custody of your baby brother. Yeah. Except ace went with esme to spring ridge. And who’s to say that that’s not going to happen again? First of all, pentonville is on a whole other level of what’s appropriate for a baby. And, second, ace isn’t fresh out of the hospital this time around. He’s settled into your grandmother’s place. Diane can argue that it isn’t best to disrupt his life. And she would be right. I just never thought I’d be grateful for your uncle victor. But he really came through for you, spencer, uncovered evidence that the pcpd missed. Okay. What — what are we waiting for? Let’s go to the pcpd! No, I’m sorry — I’m sorry, trina. Uh… you can’t do that. You’re too late. Any connections I had to the jeromes or the family business died twice — once with my father and then again with my brother julian. We were impressed by your pedigree. The fact that you’re a jerome certainly did get our attention. Great. Well, take your request down route 31 to pentonville and talk to my sister olivia. Alas, olivia jerome can’t help me. Okay, so, mason gets off on playing mind games with people ’cause he’s never really figured out what to do with his life. I, on the other hand, have rounds coming up, so maybe we could move this along. Mason, just please, just — just tell us what it is that you want. When I refer to ava’s family, I’m not talking about the jeromes… or even the cassadines, what’s left of them. I’m talking about the father of your daughter, ava. The biggest value you hold for us… is your connection to sonny corinthos. Margarita on the rocks. No salt. I hope you find what you’re searching for here, curtis. And I hope you and portia can be happy, whether it’s together or apart. And you? I have to truly let go. Finally. Two years was too long to put my life on hold. I can’t wait a minute more. The fact that this footage exists is dangerous for your father. Have you shown this to anyone else? Yeah. Willow’s seen it.

[ Breathes deeply ] Willow knows that you’re working against your father? I only showed her recently. What did she say?

[ Scoffs ] Well, she asked me to get rid of the footage. She’s right, michael. You have to destroy this flash drive.

Why are you looking at me like that? Like what? Like that. It’s the only way I know how to look at you. Do you want me to stop? Don’t you dare. So how was your day? It was great.

[ Chuckles ] Well, what’s new in detective land? Actually, we caught the guy that was robbing all the shops on charles street. That must have felt good. It really did.

[ Chuckles ] I am gonna go get an other beer. Do you want anything? Everything I want is right here. Tracy: Whew! How sweet! Would you run and get me a singapore sling?

[ Indistinct conversations ] I’m finished with mr. Han. When’s my next appointment? Ten minutes.

[ Elevator bell dings ]

[ Sighs ] I haven’t run the clinic in so long. I’m not used to this many walk-ins. Man: Oh, a doctor’s work is never done! Zeke! Oh, my gosh! Hey. Good to see you! How are you? Ohh! Ow! What is — is that any way to greet your little brother? What are you doing in port charles?! And why didn’t you tell me that you were coming? Why can’t we go to the pcpd?

[ Chuckling ] No, I only meant that I’ll go. You don’t have to be involved. That’s a joke, right? Not only was I esme’s original target, but I was here when you opened this thing! I’m in it, spencer! Yes, yes, yes. But the police do not have to know that, trina. All I’m saying is that I’ll take care of this. You’re acting shady.

[Chuckling] No, I’m not. Yes, you are. No, I’m not. Yes, you are. Why would you shut me out on this, of all things?! Because if the police ask you where this evidence came from, you’re gonna tell them the truth. Did you mean it? That I’m in love with you? Yes.

[ Chuckles ] You probably noticed that I didn’t say it back. I don’t care. I mean, I care, obviously. Mm. Mm-hmm. But… I didn’t tell you that I love you because I needed a response. I told you because I just — I just wanted you to know how I feel. You don’t have to say anything, joss. I know. But I want to. The only way to ensure this footage can’t be used against sonny is to make sure it doesn’t exist. Mom, this footage is a way for you to stay out of prison without having to testify against dad. That’s just semantics, michael. I won’t have to turn against your father in public, but he’ll be behind bars because of me. And what about josslyn? What about josslyn? Dex works for sonny. Any government investigation lands dex in prison right next to him! You have — you have an issue with that? Josslyn would have an issue with that. If dex goes to prison, josslyn’s gonna be devastated! Look, I-I know that you guys are butting heads right now, but I can’t imagine you want that for your sister.

[ Sighs ] Dex will come out of it okay. How can you say that? He just would. What’s going on, michael? What do you know that I don’t know?

Brook lynn. I’m surprised to see you here. Why? Where’s my drink? Granny. G-grandmother. It is coming right up. Singapore sling. Copy that. Would you like anything? Just for you to come right back. What the hell are you doing? Commissioner! Hi. Detective. Enjoying a rare afternoon off? Yes. Are you? Yeah. Hey. Can I get another, uh, el rey sol and a singapore sling, please? Thanks. You sure you’re okay? Look, I don’t know what your problem is — the problem is, how can you be my eyes and ears at deception if you’re here sunning yourself by the pool? “A,” it’s after 5:00. And, “b,” it’s june. Haven’t you heard of summer? Ohh! Your boss has cut back on office hours in the summertime. They give leeway. And maxie, sasha, and lucy actually care that their employees are happy. What kind of business plan is that? Okay. That’s enough. Why are you so interested in deception? Obviously I’d tell the police the truth. Are you saying you wouldn’t? I think that we should downplay where the evidence came from, yeah. Why? And what would you even say? I don’t know, which is exactly why we can’t go to the cops right now because I need time to think. Okay. This makes no sense. The police are going to be be suspicious of anything that is connected to victor cassadine, including and especially evidence that they themselves failed to uncover during all that time that they were investigating. Trina — I mean, yes, they are going to be a little embarrassed. A little embarrassed?! But that’s no reason to lie about it! Trina, I’m not talking about this right now. Spencer, what is wrong with you? Nothing! Nothing is wrong with me! Obviously you know something I don’T. Trina, the only thing that I know is that involving my uncle in this is going to complicate things significantly. They’re gonna hold this evidence under a microscope.

[ Scoffs ] And?! Wouldn’t they do that anyway?! Okay. What happens when esme’s lawyer, uh, decides to use victor’s crimes to discredit this evidence or get it thrown out entirely? She’s gonna walk. We get one shot at this, trina. If she’s found not guilty, we can’t try her again for the same crime. I don’t buy a word you’re saying. Tell me what you’re keeping from me… or I’m out. I’m not hesitating because I’m unsure of how I feel about you. Just telling someone I love them makes me nervous ’cause I’ve only said that twice. And I really meant it both times, but neither love lasted. With cam, we just outgrew each other. And with oscar… who knows? We — we probably would have, too. You weren’t given the chance to find out. I mean, we both knew that he was dying when we said, “I love you.” That is incredibly brave, to open your heart like that, knowing that there was no future for you two. Yeah. I don’t regret it. What I had with oscar was really special and… sorry. This is so weird that I’m talking about that right now. No, no, I want you to feel like you can tell me anything. That goes both ways. And I know that I shouldn’t let my past come between us. That’s not how I see it. We are both who we are because of our experiences. I am grateful for your past, josslyn. I’m grateful for you. Josslyn told me that dex had a plan, that he wasn’t gonna be working for sonny forever. And I just thought it was wishful thinking, but josslyn was adamant that dex didn’t want to be part of the business. Yeah, mom — and here you are armed with footage of sonny trafficking illegal weapons. And, shockingly, it won’t implicate dex. The night dex was shot, he was found on the quartermaine grounds. He was there to see you. Dex is working for you.

[ Sighs ]

S business. No, but you’re in a good position to find out. You co-parent your daughter, avery, successfully, and you’re on good terms with his fiancée, nina reeves. Alright. This is how that would go. “Heya, sonny. How’s your business?” “What’s it to you, ava? Butt out.” Okay, y-you’re essentially asking ava to hang a target on her own back. We’re only asking her to maintain a rapport with her bestie and baby daddy. The information will come. And somehow I don’t think that would be the end of it. Oh, you’re right. There’s a small task we need now, but then you’ll be perfectly placed to receive your marching orders. I don’t take orders. Not from you, not from anybody. There’s a lot of dangerous “anybodies” in the world. I haven’t seen anything to back up your threats, so how do I know this great and powerful oz isn’t some hillbilly behind a curtain? You don’t know. But austin does. Don’t you, cuz? I’ve had enough of this. A-ava, hold on. Just, um… please just — you need to hear him out. I got tired of you telling me that everything was fine, so I decided to come see for myself.

[ Chuckles ] Portia:

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I wasn’t more forthcoming. But, honestly, I didn’t want to face you. I don’t want you to see the mess I’ve made with my life. Because you’re a fool. Okay, easy. No. I mean, come on. On what planet did you think I would judge you? You’re my sister. I love you. No matter what? No matter what. Unless you switch from 49ers fan to bills fan. Then all bets are off. I actually root for the patriots now. Yeah. Bye. No, I’m kidding!

[ Laughs ] Hey. You better be.

[ Both laugh ] Oh, my goodness. Thank you. Thank you for coming all this way and… for teasing me, making me feel normal again. Everything is normal. Between us anyway. Like, what’s — how are things with trina? They’re improving, I guess. Yeah? Slowly but surely.

[ Sighs ] But I’m determined to give her space, you know, even though the distance is — is killing me. I swear, zeke, the whole thing with spencer and getting caught up in the mess with the cassadines… ah. I’ve never been so terrified in my life. I knew that spencer kid was trouble when I met him at the reception. Yeah, he’s a real vibe, right? That’s one way of putting it. Spencer has caused trina nothing but pain. Then I don’t get it. Like, why is she with him? Well, it’s my fault. No. Come on. Come on. Not fully, but the rift between trina and me certainly didn’t help. As in, it made her turn to spencer? And cling to him even tighter. But now… uh-oh. What are you planning? Yeah, yeah. You are here. Mm-hmm. Trina’s here. Mm-hmm. Maybe you can talk some sense into her. You promised you would never lie to me again! I haven’t! You’re keeping something from me. I want nothing to do with that kind of relationship! I really should have come here alone. Oh, so that it’d be easier to keep me in the dark? No, that’s not what I’m saying! God! I’m bad at this. Okay. Here. Let me lay it out for you. Tell me the truth right now… or I’m gone. I’m not playing with you, spencer! My uncle may have falsified this evidence. “May have falsified.” Probably falsified. In fact, I would be shocked if he didn’t falsify it. Okay. Tell me — tell me why you think that. Because a few months ago, I asked him for help getting custody of ace. What kind of help? He implied that he was going to kill esme. And I said no because I want esme out of ace’s life, not dead. That’s insane. Uh — so, what he suggested or, rather, said… was that he was going to “find” new evidence. So all this evidence is definitely fake. Most likely, yeah.

[ Scoffs ] Which is why — hey. Which is why I need to be the one who brings it in. Spencer! You are not bringing this “evidence” anywhere! Yes. Yes, dex is my mole in sonny’s organization. How long? From the beginning. I planted him. So dex is only working for sonny — to gather evidence against him. Dex, he’s not — he’s not a criminal. He’s ex-military. Oh, my god. I hired him from a private security company.

[ Sighs ] Does josslyn know? Well, not at first. When they first met, josslyn just thought he was one of sonny’s guys. I told him to stay away from her. He’s a great listener. Yeah. You know your sister. She’s not gonna give up on something. Yeah, then at some point, without consulting me, he told josslyn the truth. Does she know about the footage? Yeah. That’s what we were arguing about at the hospital. Josslyn helped me realize that this footage will give you the best deal with the feds.

[ Scoffs ] No!Mom, the most important thing is keeping you out of prison. Listen to me! I will not sacrifice your father to save myself! Then do it to save your family.

I’m fine. Are you sure? Just decompressing. That’s all. Yeah, so was I — until brook lynn’s grandmother showed up. You know, you never did come out and tell me why you want me working at deception. Yes, I did. I want information on the patent for the deceptor. That’s it? And everything else you know about the new product line coming out. There’s a new product line? Cool! Oh. [ Scoffs ] You’re utterly useless!

[ Scoffs ] We know that esme is guilty. She filmed that video of joss and cam. She framed you. She nearly killed that oz guy. Does it really matter how she’s brought to justice, trina? Hold on. Let me think about it. Yes! If you really feel that way, then go. I mean it. I mean it. You forget everything that you saw here. I’ll be the one to take this on. Okay? You people have no idea the strides that sonny and I have made to be able to co-parent our daughter successfully! And I’m not gonna blow that just to help with whatever grand ambitions your cousin and his puppet master have in mind! You get her under control. Okay — hey! Excuse me! Okay! Just like — let’s take a second, alright? Ava, please, I just need you to just hear him out. That’s all. Why? You just said it yourself — that — that crossing sonny could put me at risk. Yeah, but you’re more at risk if you don’t do what they’re asking. Please. I’m — I’m just trying to help you out. You got to trust me on this one. I’m looking out for you. Okay, so, you said that you have something that we both need to do. So far, it sounds like it’s only me. Austin’s job is to keep you on task.

[ Chuckles ] Lucky you. Oh. Even if I were to agree, you have no idea the history between sonny and me. We know all about it. It’s a tall order. I know. But we have faith in you. Start by cultivating a greater role in his life. To what end? Let’s just take it step-by-step, shall we? Get him to confide in you. He won’T. Then you make him… and bring back anything you hear about his association with a company named pikeman.

[ Sighs ] Oh, my god. Have you seen my shoe? Got it. Oh. Great. Thank you. You know, I did offer to leave town with you. Yeah, I remember. The fact that you were willing to do that… and I still would. If it was our only option. Look, joss, we’ve talked about this. I know. I don’t want you to have to leave your family and your friends and your career. I know. And I don’t want that either. But I would. If it meant being with you. We have been through a lot together, huh? More than most couples in their entire life. Who are you? What? What’s your name? You know mine. What’s yours? Dex: Dex heller. Who’s the hottie?

Time flies by in a moment with you are you gonna help me or not?

Every second you’re near oh! Jossly n:Sonny wrecks people… and I don’t want you to be one of those people. You know me, can’t help but get involved. Yeah, well… it’s nice to know that there’s still decent people in the world. Never really got the chance to thank you for rescuing me, did I? Oh, my god. You’re bleeding. I don’t want you involved in this, joss. It’s a little late for that. I know it’s too late, and I-I know I messed up, but the less you know, the better.

I can’t help falling in ’cause every time we laugh, every time we cry every time I look in your eyes I’ve seen you in action, I know you’re tough in a crisis, but it is okay to be scared. I’m fine. No, you’re not. Okay? And that is okay. Just let go, joss. If there’s anywhere you’re safe, it’s with me. You are the wish that fell from the stars here. When my tears were like coins in a well you know… if I want you to take your clothes off, you’ll know. Yeah? How so? Finally, I can tell and all I ever wanted to feel is rushing through me right now ’cause I am lost in the moment josslyn: What are you thinking? How much I like waking up next to you. And I can’t help falling in I don’t want to ask for too much too soon, but… my feelings for you are not casual at all. I’ve never felt like this before. All over again and I don’t want it to stop. Look. I don’t want anything to come between us. Not sonny. Not the feds. Not my own fears. Dex… yes? I love you.

Pikeman? What kind of business is that? No more questions. If you need to know more, I’ll tell you. Just keep your ears open. Anything you hear, report it to austin. Austin will contact me. And I know that austin will keep you on task for both your sakes. And, ava, I know you think I’m, like, an ignorant hayseed, but remember I know a lot of things many people don’t, like where nikolas cassadine really is. And his mother, the pcpd, and his son would be very interested to hear from me. You’ve made your point. Yeah, I really think it’s time for — yeah. Sure. I would hate to outstay my welcome. One thing. If either of you is thinking of doling out the same fate that befell ava’s husband, I’m not the one in charge. So, as austin well knows, you disappear me, you’ll end up with much more heat than you could ever handle.

[ Door opens ] Yes, I will help you with trina in any way I can. Oh, good! [ Laughs ] We can talk about it when we get home, okay? Cool. Cool. And I’m staying at the metro court, by the way. No. No, no. You’re not. Yes. Yes. No! Zeke! Yes, I am. No, no, no, no. Y-you got enough on your plate, and I’m doing some business down in port charles with no end date. I don’t want to overstay my welcome. First off, that’s impossible. And, second, you have a client in new york? Yeah. Random, I know. So exciting! But, yes. When I heard where he was located, I got excited and I jumped on it. Any excuse to see you and trina. Aww. Starting tonight, hopefully. Will the two of you join me for dinner? Sorry to interrupt, dr. Robinson. Your next patient is waiting in the exam room. Oh. Thank you. Ohh. Ah. I should have known better than to try and surprise a doctor. Um, how about lunch tomorrow? Perfect. Okay. And maybe you can tell trina that I’m in town. You’re playing peacemaker already. I’m so grateful. Annoyed? No! I’m grateful. Okay. Okay. Good. And bottom line — neither you nor trina will be happy until the relationship gets repaired. It feels so good to have someone on my side. Always. Come on. Aww. I got you, sis. Spencer, I just — I-I can’t just unsee this. Sure you can. Just hear me out. I know how tempting it is to use this evidence. I really do. We don’t know for sure that the evidence is fake. I don’t want esme raising ace, either. But this isn’t the way. I-it’s just wrong! Oh, and also illegal. If the cops discover that any of this evidence isn’t legit… you’re the one that’s going to go to prison. Then what’s gonna happen to ace? Right. Right. Yeah. Yeah, you’re right. That’s gonna be happening a lot, fyi. Okay. Noted. So we agree that… we’re going to destroy all this evidence? Yes. Yes, yes. Of course.

[ Cellphone chimes ]

[ Breathes sharply ] I forgot I have to meet my dad for dinner. Taggert. I knew what you meant. I don’t think I’m ready to call curtis “dad” yet. What? You said “yet.” Does that mean… maybe someday? Mom, you’re the glue that holds this family together! Michael — what about donna? Donna — it’s gonna kill me to be away from her, but she will be okay. Without her mother? She’ll have sonny! Come on. You and I both know that’s not the same thing. And then there’s wiley. There’s amelia. They need their grandmother. I mean, josslyn needs you.

I need you. You’re not playing fair, michael. Maybe not. Maybe not. But everything I’m saying is true. Mom, for all of our sakes, just please give this footage to the us attorney’s office.

I’m taking things with curtis one step at a time. I think that’s a good plan. It helps that my dad is so supportive. You want to know what else I think? What? I think that everything is going to work out. You know what? I’m starting to believe so, too. Get out of here. Excuse me? I’ll, uh, get rid of the evidence and give the key back to the bank.

[ Sighs ] Okay. I’ll see you later? Oh, definitely.

[ Chuckles ] Were you just going along with mason to get him to leave? Ava. Do you really think that I would entertain… please, I am begging you — …spying on sonny corinthos for that cretin? Don’t push mason. Okay? He’s a very dangerous guy. I’ve dealt with a lot worse than him. Yeah, but he’s just the messenger. He’s not the person in charge. Clearly you know who is. I just — I think it would be better, you know, if — if we just dealt with mason on this one. Just — just —

[ Chuckles ] I want to know. Tell me. Who is this big bad boss calling the shots? Ava, stop. Stop. Stop! Sorry. Ava, I’m — I’m serious. You already know too much.

[ Door closes ] Just in case.

[ Brook lynn sighs ] Brook lynn, we have been over this. Yes, you’ve told me you want me working at deception. What you haven’t told me is why. It’s clearly not because you have an interest in makeup or fashion, for that matter. I’m not gonna dignify that with a response. -Of course you’re not. -One singapore sling. What she means to say is “thank you.” I hope you’re off duty. Oh. I am. Chase actually caught those guys who broke into logan’s today. That’s nice. Would you get me some pté? Oh, uh, they actually only serve that in the main dining room. And? Oh. Okay. Uh…bye. Man: Is this seat taken? It’s all yours. And for the record… I won’t be very good company. Think I’ll take my chances. You don’t have to say it just because I did. I know. But it’s true. I love you. I love you. I love you. I love you, too.

[ Chuckles ] I want you in my life. I’m here. We need to keep it that way. We will. How? I don’t know. But we’ll figure it out together. Okay. Together. If I take that flash drive to the us attorney, which proves that sonny violated the national security act, he will go to federal prison for the rest of his life. Then what? What happens here in port charles? What happens to sonny’s territory? There is no jason to step in. I certainly can’t do it. Is there anyone else in sonny’s organization who can take over? No. No. So it leaves a vacuum, michael, and other players will rush in — the wu’s and everyone else — and they’re all gonna want to prove that sonny’s finished, that he no longer has power, including power to protect his family. If sonny goes to prison, we all become targets, especially me because I know most about the business. You’re making a lot of assumptions here. Oh, my god! Michael! This is exactly what happened two years ago when sonny disappeared! Jason and I risked our lives to keep the organization together! And if we hadn’t done that, someone else would have taken over and they would have killed us. Look at me! Every single one of us! With sonny in prison, we’re all vulnerable, and I’m not gonna let that happen. Yeah, mom. I don’t see it that way. I see this as your best chance to stay out of prison, to save yourself! You want your father to go to prison?

[ Stammers ] Do you?!

[ Voice breaking ] I know he has disappointed you, michael. He’s disappointed me. So badly. But destroying him isn’t gonna heal us. And someone will die!

[ Sighing ] In case you change your mind. It’s encrypted, so it’s — keep it’s safe. It’s your choice what you want to do with it. And I’ll respect whatever decision you make. I love you. I love you.

[ Door opens and closes ]

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