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[ Siren wailing in distance ]

[ Indistinct conversations ]

[ Portia chuckles ] Oh! Well, hello there. What’s going on? I didn’t expect to see you here. I was actually just about to head home. Yeah. Um, I had a follow-up appointment, and so I thought I would come in a little early and see if I can catch you. Well, consider me caught.

[ Laughs ] Well, what can I do for you? Oh, no. Is it that bad? No, um, but it is important. It’s about our daughter.

[ Mutters indistinctly ] Much better.

[ Knock on door ] I’m busy. Go away.

[ Knocking continues ] Go away! Too busy for your boyfriend? Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay! Yes, spencer, I’m even too busy for you. Mom. Hey. Well, hello, dr. Ashford. What are you — what are you — what are you doing here? My neighbor had surgery, so I thought I’d stop by and visit her. Well, that’s nice of you. Although I wouldn’t expect any less from my amazing mother. Oh, someone’s in a good mood. I am so pumped! Dr. Chang asked me to assist him in surgery this morning. I’m guessing that’s a big deal…? You have no idea. He is the best in his field. And there I was, right by his side. He even asked me to join him in his next surgery. Oh, honey, that’s great. I am so proud of you. Thanks, mom. Now I need to do even more research because I have to be at the top of my game for the next surgery. Ah, okay. Well, luckily, you have time to study now. When a baby comes into the picture, things are going to change. Molly: We’ll have to set up a meeting with da scorpio. Oh, molly! Hi. Oh, I’m sorry. Am I interrupting? Oh, hi, mom. Hi. I’ll call you when I’m back in the office. I knew you were in court today, so I wanted to stop by and see how you did. Did you win? No. The judge sided with the defendant, which means da scorpio is going to want to hear a play-by-play of what went wrong. Nothing went wrong. You’re perfect. I’m sure it was the judge — bias. Look what happened to drew.

[ Cellphone rings ]

[ Suspenseful music plays ] Hey, andrea. I’m kind of in the middle of something — why do you need to see me right away? Okay. There you are. Let me get you some menus. Here you go. And I’ll be back in a couple minutes.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, I just got to charlie’S. Don’t worry. Not a problem. I’ll just answer some emails on my phone. I’ll see you when you get here. Hey, you can go ahead and take a seat, and I will be with — oh, my god. Blaze.

[ Chuckles ] Thank you for coming back to my house with me. I go where you need me. Ah, okay. Well, I didn’t want to have this conversation in public. You know, the last thing we need is anyone hearing what we’re saying. Absolutely. We need to be discreet. You said you have some information on the judge. And most importantly, is it enough to get drew out of pentonville?

[ Suspenseful music plays ]

Yeah, I’m in the courthouse. Okay, that works. I’ll wait for you here, andrea. Thanks. Is there a problem? I’m not sure. That was andrea. She was having breakfast next door, and she wants to see me in person. Did she say what it was about? No. Which means it’s bad news, right? No — because if it was good news, she would have just told me what it was. We don’t know that. She didn’t sound happy. She seemed nervous. Just relax. She’ll be here any second. In the meantime, do you want me to wait with you? Do you have time? I always have time for you. Thanks. Let’s sit down. Are you sure you don’t need to get to the invader? I’m sure! I will just text gregory and tell him that I’m going to be a little late this morning. You sure have been spending a lot of time with him. Did you and diane have an argument about something? The only thing diane and i argue about is exercise. Am I not allowed to have more than one friend? Ah! There. I’m available for you for the rest of the morning. Please tell gregory “thank you” for me. I certainly will. You know, he was a great hire, I have to admit. And for a stuffy professor, he’s actually a lot of fun. He’s got great stories. I’m happy to hear that. Because I really like him. I’m so glad he gave up teaching to work with you. And I hope he sticks around a long time. Sorry. Have we met before? Do I know you? Yes — no. Uh, n-no. You don’t know me. I know you. I-I love your music. Thank you. My god, your latest single is — is amazing. It’s on, like, all of my playlists all the time. My — my cooking playlist, my running playlist, my productivity playlist, my… my fangirl moment is going to come to an end now. Um, can I get you a table or…? I’m meeting someone here, but they’re running late. Oh. I think I’ll just wait at the bar. Great. Uh, right this way. Okay. First round is on me. Uh, I insist. So, what can I get you? Bloody mary? Mimosa? Just some sparkling water. I’m here for a business meeting. Great. Sure. I’m working on my essayfor my art seminar. Okay? I’ll talk to you in a couple of hours. Hey, aren’t you the person who said that your goal this year is to have more of a work-life balance with pcu? Yeah, I did say that. Oh! Okay, good! So your essay really can wait, can’t it? Not if I want it to be good — and I do. Trina, you just started your junior year at pcu. This essay, if I had to guess — you probably have two more weeks for this, at least. Oh! Am I right? Okay, then I’ll take you up on that bet, because you would lose in a heartbeat. It’s due on tuesday. Oh, tuesday! So, in other words, you have plenty of time for a little bit of fun. Mm. So, go ahead and tell me. What’s going on with our daughter? Okay, well, uh… when we were playing video games last night — yeah, when you said that I “wasn’t very good at it.” Oh, babe, it’s — it’s not… I-I don’t think you’ve figured out the buttons just yet. Yeah, but you could teach me. I want to be down with you guys. It’s like a family affair. Of course.

[ Laughs ] I think we’re getting a little off topic. Okay, while we were playing video games — uh-huh. …Trina told me that, uh… she was planning a trip. I wonder if she had mentioned that to you. No, she hasn’t, but I’m certainly not surprised. I mean, she’s been pretty busy — moving back into the dorm, working part time at the gallery, and plus that huge class schedule she still has. I’m sure she just hasn’t told me yet. So, where’s she going? Another art gallery, probably. Oh, no, it’s not work or school related. She’s taking a trip to manhattan. Oh. With spencer. As you know, I just had breakfast with robert scorpio. Yeah, you told me he had some insight as to why the judge gave drew such a ridiculous sentence. Because robert told me that judge kim has career aspirations well beyond his current seat on the bench. Like what?

[ Chuckles ] Like the 2nd circuit court of appeals. Okay… the 2nd circuit court could be a huge stepping stone to the supreme court. For that, you need an impressive judicial record, friends in the justice department. Okay, I get all that. What does this have to do with drew?

[ Suspenseful music plays ]

[ Grunting ]

[ Shouting ]

Andrea. Molly. What’s going on?

[ Grunting ]

[ Blows landing ] Judge kim appears to be — could be — paving the way for the justice department to offer you a deal. You’re not saying…? Of course I’m saying. It’s a broken record. Judge kim hands drew an overly harsh sentence. The feds are well aware that you’re frantic to get drew out of pentonville. That’s their leverage. So they offer to release him from prison in exchange for — in exchange for information on sonny. There you go. Trina and spencer are going to new york city? Yeah, look, I don’t want to betray her trust, but that’s what she told me. And I kind of got the feeling she expected I would tell you. When is this happening? For how long? This weekend. A couple of days. Um, that’s the way I understand it. Okay. Look, I know, uh, spencer is a tricky subject for you and trina, and I-I’m sorry if I upset you. Hey, trina’s a junior in college. If she wants to go away for the weekend, she has every right to. And, um, she certainly doesn’t have to tell her mother about it in advance. Okay. That’s, um… that’s not how I expected you’d react.

[ Chuckles tightly ] Are you really as calm about this as you seem? Oh, can I get you a refill? Uh, sure. Okay, so, listen, I know that this is totally none of my business, so feel free to say so. But, uh, does this meeting that you’re having here perhaps have anything to do with your next album? No. I’m looking for new management because my last manager was a total creep. Thank god that’s over. Oh, yeah. I remember how that whole thing blew up at the nurses’ ball. Yeah, well, I’m sure everyone wants to sign you, though, right? They do. But after linc, I realize that I need more control over my career. It’s hard to find people with vision. Most just want you to churn out the same songs year after year. The old “shut up and sing.” They don’t want to hear that I play four instruments and write as well. Wow. I have a voice. And it’s my fault I stayed with linc for as long as I did, because he wouldn’t listen to it. I won’t make that mistake again. I am fully prepared for our lives to change if and when a baby comes along. And I understand that I may not be able to devote as much time to medicine, and that’s not a problem. Everything will take a back seat to the baby. I shouldn’t even be talking like this. We don’t know if the ivf was successful. Well, how long before you find out if it worked? Andrea should know in a few days. But molly and I, we want to give her space. We’re trying to resist the urge to text her every morning, asking if she’s pregnant. Yeah. Well, I know it can’t be easy waiting. It’s not. Molly’s had so much disappointment since we started trying to have a baby. I just… I don’t want to get her hopes up. It might not happen this time. But it could. Andrea, before you tell me why you needed to see me, I feel like I need to say something first. Okay. This whole surrogate experience, I know it’s been hard on me and hard on tj, but I’ve also tried to put myself in your shoes. You must feel so much responsibility to make this happen for us, and I just want you to know if — if you have bad news, like it didn’t take — molly — …and you’ve decided you don’t want to be our surrogate anymore, I completely understand. Molly, please stop — I know you’re in a very difficult — my daughter is just so smart, sometimes she just overthinks things. I’m not here with bad news. Just the opposite, in fact. I’m pregnant. Really?! I mean, we should have dr. Navarro confirm, but the — the home test says I’m pregnant.

[ Gasps ]

[ Laughing ]

[ Blows landing ] Inmate big joey: Okay. Enough! The job’s done.

[ Dramatic music plays ] Am I thrilled that trina is going to manhattan for the weekend with spencer?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, of course not. But what am i supposed to do? March over to her dorm and forbid her to go? Well, I know how much you don’t trust spencer, so the idea did occur to me. Yeah, well, trust me, if I thought for a second that that would work, I’d be at her dorm in a heartbeat. But I know better. I’ve learned by now that you can’t pressure our daughter. I learned the hard way. And she’s a lot like you in that way. And you’re not stubborn at all.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, she inherited her strength from both of her parents.

[ Sighs ] Well, uh, I probably should get to my checkup, so… we’ll talk tonight. Okay.

[ Chuckles ] Mm. Spencer, stop. What? What’s the matter? No, no — are my lips chapped?

[ Laughs ] What’s wrong? Come on. You’re not having fun? No, no, that’s not the point. You’re distracting me. I-I need to finish this paper before we go to the city. I know.And you’re just, like, totally distracting me right now. Totally distra– I know, it’s so hard. But, hey, look, it’s going to be okay. I know that you’re such a perfectionist. I know that you’ve got to get things done and you’re such a good student, but we’re going to be back from our trip on monday, and then you’re going to be able to turn in your paper on tuesday. Look, trina, I admire how smart you are. This all looks very impressive. I’m sure that you did double the amount of research that you probably needed to for this paper. But, hey, you’re going to have time to finish this when we get back from our trip. Let’s go! Okay, yeah, you’re — you’re probably right. Yeah, I am right. But I-I need to finish the paper before we go! Trina robinson! Listen, if I don’t finish this, right — if I don’t finish this paper before we go, I’ll be thinking about it all weekend. And I-I want this weekend to be about us. The only thing I want to be thinking about is you and me and… us being together. Do you really think it could happen? I’ve been trying not to let myself go there. I keep thinking that I’ll somehow jinx it. But what if it worked, and andrea really is pregnant? Then that will be the best news in the world. Wow. Well, that m– that means in nine months, baby ashford-davis could be here. What if we’re not ready? Or if we — we don’t know what we’re doing? Tj — or if — if we… no one knows how to do this their first time around. But in medical school, I could just open a book and study, and then I’d have the answers. There’s no book, mom, to tell me how to be a-a good dad. What if I just… what if I can’t do it? As soon as I took the test and saw that I was pregnant, all I could think about was telling you. And yes, it’s incredibly premature and we should schedule an appointment with dr. Navarro, but when I saw the result, it just made me so incredibly happy, and I figured you would feel the same way. I am. I do. I… and you 100% made the right call telling me because we are in this together. Yes. Oh, my god. I need to tell tj. Th-then again, he has a really busy day at the hospital. Maybe I should wait to tell him tonight. I’ll let you make that call. Wait, if you’re pregnant, you need to eat something. Well, I just had breakfast, but if you haven’t eaten, I could maybe have a juice or something. It — it does feel like we should celebrate, right? Yes, absolutely. Mom, would you like to join us? No, no, no. You — you two go celebrate together. Oh, mol. Mol? Mol! Yeah, mom, what is it? I’m very happy for you. I don’t want to be a debbie downer. I just want you to remember it’s early. Things happen. I’m not saying they will. Just don’t want you to get ahead of yourself, okay? I know, mom. And you’re right. And I-I hear what you’re saying. But this is the first good news I’ve had in a really long time. And I want to really celebrate that. You and chase were so good at the nurses’ ball this year. Thank you. I loved danielle ponder. Yeah, that’s so funny, my little sister is obsessed with her. Oh, how many siblings do you have? Two brothers and four sisters. Wow. Yeah.

[ Laughs ] That is… that’s a lot, right? Uh, but my sisters and i actually, um, we’ve performed a few times at the nurses’ ball. Really? Yeah. You sing? Okay, I need to hear more about that.

[ Laughs ] So, we’re doing this again. The only way to get drew out of pentonville is if I give the feds information on sonny? Well, look, this is all still pure speculation on my part, on robert’s part, okay? We have no proof that the feds, the justice department, are involved in any way. Okay? There’s no firm deal on the table. This could just be a political stunt by judge kim to move him up the ladder. It could also be the reason that he gave drew this insane sentence. I don’t know what to say. Nothing. Nothing. It’s just my obligation to present you with all the options. It’s not an option. If the feds came to me and they offered me a deal, I’m not going to take it. You know I’m not going to take it. I know sonny’s not my husband anymore, but he’s still my family. And I’m not going to be the person who puts him in prison. Not even if it means saving drew? Not even if it means saving drew. Attagirl.

[ Dramatic music plays ]

Guard! A prisoner’s been attacked! Come quick! So, what you’re saying is you’re more than just a bartender, that you have hidden talents. I am, in fact, more than just a bartender. Yeah, I actually, uh… I manage this place. Oh, good for you. Thanks. Yeah, I mean, clearly, between the two of us, you are the professional singer here. Mine is just, you know… I had fun. Well, that’s all that really matters. Because if you’re not having fun, neither is the audience. I don’t know how you do it, though. I mean, honestly, I still get terrified getting onstage. Once I’m there and in the moment and everything, I can enjoy myself, but it just… I don’t know. It — it was for a good cause. And, you know, we raised some money, so I guess that’s all that counts, right?

[ Cellphone rings ] Oh, uh, excuse me one second. I’ll be right back. There are tons of books on parenting and endless websites with advice on infant care. But the bottom line — there’s no roadmap for raising a child. It’s on-the-job training. But what if I fail? There’s no trick to changing a diaper, but how do I make my child feel comfortable? How do I make them feel safe and secure? Look, tj, I’m not the best person to be giving parenting advice. I missed a lot of your upbringing, and it’s something I’ll regret for the rest of my life. But what I do know is that you are an amazing person with an incredible partner. You and molly will figure this out together. Thank you. And for the record, you are an amazing mom and you will be an incredible grandma. Oh!

[ Laughing ] Okay? Okay, you know what? I’m still rethinking that name. I’m just, mm… I’m just too young to be called grandma, don’t you think? Mm. Absolutely.

[ Both laugh ] Speaking of celebrating, would it be all right with you if I told sam and kristina that andrea is pregnant? What happened to you saying it’s still very early? I know what I said. I… I… I-if you let me tell them, I will make sure that they’re cautiously optimistic. I just, you know, want all the davis girls to be on the same page regarding your journey with tj. And whatever happens, you know, we’ll just all be supportive. Is this your way of trying to get kristina and me talking? Absolutely. Is it so wrong for a mother to want her children to talk to each other? I guess they’re going to find out sooner or later. You know what, mom? Go for it. I love you. Oh, I love you. Trina, you have no idea. You have no idea the fantastic weekend that I have planned for you. There is no way that you would even be able to think about, even for a second, some silly paper that you have to write. First of all, my paper isn’t silly. Art is going to be my career, and I take my work very seriously. No, I know. I know. Okay, then I don’t want to be thinking about my paper when we go on our trip.

[ Sing-song voice ] Which is why… I need you to go.

[ Spencer sighs ] I know, but even if you didn’t finish your paper, I really, really doubt that you’d be able to think about school while you were there because… you know what? Never mind. It’s okay. What? No, it’s okay. What? Don’T…no! No, don’t worry about it. Stop! What is it? What? Tell me. You really want to know? Yes. You really, really want to know? Yes! I got us prime tickets to go see “moulin rouge.” Really? Yeah. Really?! Yeah. I listen to the original cast album all the time. I know! It’s almost like we’re dating and I know these things about you.

[ Both laugh ] So, yeah, we’re going to go. We have amazing seats. We’re going to be in the third row, center stage, all that jazz. And, um… I got us dinner reservations… at essence. What? I knew you were supposed to be taking me, but that place is supposed to, like, be the hardest place to get reservations at. Yeah. What can I say? I have a few connections. Oh, my gosh. Oh, my gosh. Okay. Ah, she’s excited!

[ Laughs ] Okay, maybe you’re right. Maybe this weekend will be amazing. Oh, I can’t wait! Well, you don’t have to wait. Look, I’m already all packed, so why don’t we just get you packed and then we can get out of here? Oh, hi there, dr. Robinson. Esme. Hi.

[ Both chuckle ] Oh! Is everything okay with ace? Oh, yeah. Yeah, he’s great. He just had his normal pediatrician appointment this morning. I tried to make it as early as I could so I didn’t miss too much work. Mm, that’s very commendable of you. And you seem to be doing a wonderful job with ace. Now, that’s a happy baby.

[ Both laugh ] Well, I can’t take all the credit. Spencer’s actually been a really big help. And I appreciate you suggesting that parenting class that we took together. It was really helpful to get us on the same page. That’s great.

From what I know aboutlate september in manhattan, it can mean pretty much anything weather-wise, so you’re going to want to be prepared for hot and cold. You’re going to want to bring something fancy for the theater. And I was thinking maybe you pack something casual in case you and I want to go for a walk around central park. Okay. So, where do you want to start? You’re going to look amazing no matter what you wear, so don’t even give me that look. Well, thank you for the compliment, but, uh, I don’t need your help packing. Hey, this is to speed things up, not slow things down. The sooner that we get on the road, the sooner that we get to new york, the sooner that you and i get to have some fun. Well, I’mma keep saying this until it sinks into your thick skull, but I’m not packing until I finish my essay. And I can’t finish my essay until you leave. What part of that sentence is confusing? No, I completely understand. I just have a different goal. Because I know you, trina robinson. And if I had to guess, I’d say that that essay over there is probably finished. Hm? I’m thinking maybe you have to do a little bit of proofreading, maybe a little bit of editing.

[ Laughing ] Ohh! You are so busted. That is exactly what it is. And you can do all of that on monday when we get back from our little trip. Okay, let’s go. No, you’re wrong. Okay, okay. I’m wrong. Uh, trina, I don’t believe you. Okay. You can believe me or not. But either way, if you really want to speed up this departure, you’ll go. And the door is over there. You know, I’m surprised at how good you’ve been to me, both as a doctor and… almost as a friend. Well, I’m sure you’ve heard the oath doctors take — “first, do no harm.” Well, for me, I kind of took that to mean be of service and help people. I’m — I’m not surprised that you’re kind and caring as a person. I think I’m just a little surprised that you’re extending that kindness to me, especially considering all the awful things I did to your daughter. But you’re a different person than you were when you did those things to trina and her friends. Right? Yes. I’m really just trying to be a better person for my son. And that’s the person I’m reacting to. I’m reacting to you, the mom of beautiful baby ace. Thank you. I really can’t tell you how much that means to me. That I can come to you for advice about ace. You know, I was a young mom, too. So I get it. I know how hard it can be. And sometimes you just need some help.

[ Both chuckle ] And with laura and kevin out of the country, um, I just thought maybe you would need some extra support. That’s all. So, if you need anything else, please, let me know. You know where I am. Okay? Sounds good. Thank you. I hate that drew is being used as a pawn by this judge for his career. Not to mention, this would not be happening to drew if it wasn’t for his involvement with me. But not turning evidence to free drew is less about sonny and — and it’s more about my kids. If sonny goes to prison, we’re in danger. We all have targets on our backs. And drew would never want that. Okay, now I’M… I’m not understanding. Are you saying that you are regretting being involved with drew? No. I regret what my world has done to drew. Yeah, but, c-carly, drew is not new to port charles. He’s been around the block. He was aware of how, shall we say, complicated your life is. And he chose to be involved with you anyway. That’s not making me feel any better. But I’m just saying, don’t torture yourself with gratuitous guilt. And certainly don’t blame yourself for the bad conduct of this overambitious judge. But can we prove bad conduct? Can we prove that this judge gave drew a ridiculous sentence just for political gain? Because right now, that’s the only chance we’ve got. I found him like this. He’s barely breathing. He needs a hospital, now!

[ Sighs ] Okay, trina robinson. So, how much more time do you think that you need so that you can finish up your essay and then you can go to new york and we don’t have to think about this anymore? I don’t exactly know, but I’ll say that you added about an hour by interrupting me. Are you really saying you’re sorry I showed up? Oh, trina, that’s the last thing that you should do if you want me to leave. Go. No. Come on! You don’t get to come over here and kiss me like that then expect me to go! No! Yes, because I need to finish my paper if you want me to kiss you like that again in new york.

[ Sighs ] You don’t play fair. No, I don’T. Now go. Okay, but type fast, trina robinson! New york city awaits! You did so good today, didn’t you? Yeah. I know! You’re a pro. You’re a professional. Such a big guy.

[ Both laugh ] It was nice to see you again, dr. Robinson. You too, esme. Ace says goodbye, too. Okay, bye. Bye-bye! You have a good day, handsome. Bye. Bye. Take care. You too.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Well, hello there. How’d your checkup go? Uh, well, I’m still in a wheelchair. But aside from that, all good. You know, I wanted to tell you that I really appreciate you. Thank you for filling me in on trina’s trip. Yeah, well, we are trina’s parents. We’re in this together. What are you watching? Uh, you. At the nurses’ ball a few years back. You’re singing a sara bareilles song, and you’re good. Oh, my god. You did not look me up. Of course I did. It took me all of 30 seconds to find it online. Okay… easy peasy. But again, you totally misrepresented this. I mean, first of all, it’s not an easy song to sing. And this choreography is really good. I hope that if the nurses’ ball ever asks you to perform again, you’ll agree to do it. No. No, I absolutely will not. Hey, who’s the professional singer here? That would be you. You are. Uh, exactly. So just take the compliment. Okay, I will… if you stop watching that.

[ Laughs ] Deal. Then, thank you for the compliment. Hey, gregory, it’s me. I just had some really great news, and I think that I made a breakthrough with kristina and molly. Right? I know. And anyway, the reason that I’m calling is because I am in such a good mood that I don’t feel like going to work today. So, I was wondering… after I run a few errands, what do you say we cross off something on your bucket list? I think if there were evidence against judge kim that he was unfairly sentencing people to advance his own career, some reporter would have already dug it up.

[ Sighs ] I’m just saying, I’m here to present all options. Okay, of course I’m going to try. Of course. But we need to have realistic expectations. At best, this is a long shot. Okay, well, a long shot is better than no shot at all. Where do we start? I need to see if there is a precedent for a judge delivering a politically motivated sentence — and if that sentence was then overturned. Because that could go a long way to getting drew’s case seen before another judge. Oh, thank you. Thank you so much, diane.

[ Cellphone rings ] Diane miller. Um, y-yes. Y-y-yes. But I’m going to demand a full explanation. That’s right. Bye. What’s that? What’s going on? Um… is it bad? Yes, it’s very bad. Um…

[ Clears throat ] Drew was attacked in pentonville. What? How — how bad is it? He’s in an ambulance on his way to general hospital. I have to get to him. Right now.

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