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Lois: Okay. Oh, ma, thank god you’re still here. I need you. Oh, can it wait?

[ Blows ] I’m already late. It’s about the wedding. Well, whatever it is, we’ll fix it later, I promise. Fine. I’ll just have to get married without a wedding dress.

[ Sighs ] Okay. You win. Mr. Corinthos. We meet again. Okay. Carly. Hey, molly. Um, as you can see, you just missed the lunch rush, so take a seat wherever you like, and I’ll have someone bring out a menu for you. Thanks. Oh, hey. Um, I wanted to tell you, you did a great job in court the other day… at jason’s arraignment. Oh, wow. I’m surprised to hear you say that. I would think you’d hold prosecuting jason against me. Who says I don’t? Yeah? Well, send her in. Mr. Cain. Deputy mayor ashford, what brings you by? When we spoke the other day, you said you’d be open to aurora promoting the city of port charles. I’m here to follow up. Well, look who it is. Good afternoon, jack. It is now. Why is that? I love being right. I told you you’d be back to see me. And here you are. Here we are! Yeah. Okay. I think I got this. Yeah? Sure about that? Actually, I might — I might just need a little help here, you know? Here, here. Yeah. I just wanted you to sit next to me.

[ Chuckles ] Really? Mm-hmm. I’ve missed this. Me too. I was afraid… that I would never have you here again in our home. You see? All that worry, that’s for nothing. Yeah. I love you. So much. I love you, too. Welcome back.

Ms. Ramirez, what brings you to the metro court? Business meeting. And, uh, they are officially late. Yeah? Well, I’m waiting for somebody, too. I don’t know if you want to wait with me? Yeah. Thank you. I would like to.

[ Both laugh ] I am always surprised by some people who just do not respect the value of other people’s time. But it doesn’t seem to be bothering you. I’m just waiting for a friend, you know? Business is business. What are you drinking? Um, I don’t know. What are you having? Scotch. I will have the same, please. Yeah. You don’t seem like the white wine type. Well, I find that business rivals don’t really respect a sauvignon blanc. Well, you know what? I’m sure your rivals are very impressed by you. Thank you. May I just make a personal observation? No. No, I’m just kidding. Go ahead, go ahead, go ahead. I just think that since we last met, you just seem lighter, happier. Is that right? Sit. Tell me everything. Well, when we decided to downsize the wedding… mm-hmm. …I called sandrine to tell her to stop working on alterations on lila’s dress. But now that dante is — is feeling better — thank god — and that we’re having the wedding that we originally planned, I called sandrine back, and I told her to start working on the dress, and she said — oh! There was a fire. No! Ma!

[ Gasps ] No! A broken pipe. It flooded everywhere. Right? Ma! No! Oh, god, it’s squirrels again! Worse. She said that the fabric is too old, that — that it’s falling apart, it won’t hold a seam. Bottom line, the dress cannot be altered. Okay, that is a setback, for sure. It’s more than a setback, ma. The dress can’t be worn. Game over. Brook lynn, bite your tongue. You know when things are impossible, that’s when we start to get creative, okay? There’s got to be some way to salvage some part of lila’s dress.

[ Lock clicks, door opens ] Dante: Hey! Dante! Sam: Be careful. Be careful. You’re home. I am, I am. Sam — she told you I was coming back, right? Yeah, but now you’re here. I am. You are, too. Nothing better, right? Nothing. Hey, guys? Where’s danny? I was assigned the case. I had to make the best argument I could. I know you were just doing your job. I mean, look, if — if jason were denied bail and dante didn’t wake up and exonerate him, I wouldn’t be in this good of a mood. But that’s not what happened. Jason’s free. Dante is home with sam and rocco and your niece and nephew. And they’re crazy about him. I just hope they’re not so excited to see him that they pop the stitches and sam has to take him back to the hospital. Oh, gosh, that would be awful. Molls! Guess who’s on time. Not just on time. You’re early. End times must be upon us. Hey, carly. Hi. All right, you guys, why don’t you just take a seat? Clearly, you can pick anywhere. And I’ll bring menus to you. Oh, um, carly, I know nina is back at crimson. A-are you okay? Uh, yeah. I’m better than ever. Really? Absolutely. I mean, I’m busy enough here, and drew’s a savvy businessman. I’m sure he had a reason for taking nina back. Since aurora is headquartered here, it benefits your company for port charles to be seen as the vital, thriving, culturally-rich city it is. As opposed to the smuggling mecca with outbursts of violence from organized crime? That is the image we’re trying to get away from. Yeah, well, I’m sure the, uh, recent shooting at selina wu’s warehouse didn’t help the situation. I’m really glad we’re having this chat. And why is that? There are some days when I really miss being police commissioner, and you’ve made it so I don’t miss law enforcement at all. Really, we should do this more often. Well, we got to figure out a way to make that happen. Starting with cleaning up the city’s image. I’m hoping aurora media will play a pivotal role in rebuilding the city’s image from the streets up.

They said the police commissioner was here to see me. So, uh, when did you take back your old job? It’s been a couple of months. Isn’t police commissioner a bit of a comedown, you know, international spy to small-town cop? Could be worse, you know? Could be wearing one of those jumpsuits.

[ Chuckles ] You don’t miss working intelligence? Well, sure. But I actually really enjoy local police work. How’s that even possible? I remember you back in the day, what you were like, the ambition. You were — you were downright scary. Am I scary now? You’re not not scary. You always were such a smooth talker. Well, I’m australian. It’s in the genes — like stamina and nudity. Oh, my god. What is it with you australians? I mean, literally, you have to hold a gun to your head to get you dressed. Is that why you’re here? You’re going to put a gun to my head? Well, I mean, not for that reason. Then why? Name came up, made me think of you. Pikeman. I want to rebrand the city, emphasize the art scene, our gorgeous location, its architect–

[ Telephone rings ] I thought I told my assistant no interruptions. I’m so sorry. Don’t blame your assistant. I won’T. Who the hell are you? Drew, this is special agent john cates with the fbi. Deputy mayor ashford, always a pleasure. I’m sure it is. As you can see, I’m in a meeting right now. Agent cates, what do you want? I need you to answer a few questions about your brother — jason morgan. Oh, my god, could you be any more insensitive? What? She’s fine. If she were fine, do you think she’d let on? I mean, this is carly for god’s sake. Honestly, I doubt carly is crying many tears over her breakup with drew. And how is that your business? Admit it, you’re just as curious. You know how I know? You haven’t even asked me about — oh, my god! How did it go at the doctor? I’m sorry tj and i couldn’t be there. No, it’s totally fine, honestly. I’m laying there, and they have the nerve to call it a gown. They put that goop all over my belly and then roll that electric eye over it, and that’s it. Totally fine to be doing that on my own, believe me. Yeah. Hi, joss. Hi, molly. Hey. Aren’t you sick of this place? [ Chuckles ] No. What’s up with you and joss? Honestly, I have no idea what her problem is. A-and the bodice is completely unsalvageable? How about those gorgeous pleats? Ohh. How popped and yellowed. And the crinoline? Oh, no! Wait. What? They’re intact? You’re sure? Oh, you know what? I’m going to put my daughter on the phone with you right now. Yes? Hello? Uh-huh. Oh, my god, yes, that would be amazing. Yeah, sure. I could come in for a fitting anytime. Oh, no, I just — I’m so sorry. I cannot come in right now. I-I have a-a crucial meeting right now. I’m sorry, ma. Okay. Well… bye. Okay. Ooh! Ooh. Strawberry.

[ Chuckles ] Mm. Mmm. Oh! Oh, I’m late! Mm! I’m in the mood to celebrate a little bit. What is the special occasion? Mm, my son is a cop, my oldest son, and he was shot in the line of duty. Oh. Yeah. And it was touch-and-go for a-a bit, but, uh, w-we thought, you know, he wasn’t going to make it. B-but he did? Yeah, he did. To your son. Yes. Uh, to dante. To dante. Mm, is he still in the hospital? No, he’s — he’s — he’s home today, and, uh, it’s going to take him a while to make a full recovery. Okay, but that’s wonderful. I’m really happy for both of you. Thank you very much. Um, I’m so happy. And, you know, that reminds me of what you said, that there is nothing more important than making sure your child knows you love them. Been thinking about that a lot lately. Everything’s better with you and blaze? Yeah. And no.

You can’T. That was? Danny said he had to do something. Did he mention what that was? No, but that’s just how he is. Not big on explanations. All right. No big deal. I will just shoot him a text. You can’T. Why not? Mommy took danny’s phone when she grounded him. Ooh. Ouch. Uh, yeah. You’re right. I did do that. That’s okay. I-I know where to start. You think he went to see…? Why would aunt carly know where danny is? Dante. Welcome home. Hey! There he is! You’re back. Hey! Danny, where have you been? Eckert’S. I went to grab doughnuts to celebrate dante’s homecoming. I don’t want you to think less of me for saying this. Well, there’s only one way to find out. Yeah. Um, but I… I’m still struggling with the mixed feelings about alison… being gay? Yeah. Um… yeah. I wish I could wake up tomorrow morning and just feel enlightened a-and comfortable with that part of who she is. Takes time. Did it take you time with kristina? No. Not really. See? No, it’s just that I think, with kristina, you know, it took her so long to tell me because she was afraid that I was going to reject her, which I would never do. I feel like it’s a little bit different with alison because I’m not altogether convinced that it’s not a reaction to the harassment and the — the abuse that she got from her former manager. Linc brown? Yeah. That’s the one.

[ Groans ] Now, I-I know that you accepted her right away, but did you ever wonder with kristina, did you ever ask why? I’d be lying if I said I never wondered whether her bad experiences changed her and made her who she is. And? You know what I learned? It happens to all of us. Kristina is, was, and always will be…kristina. And she is charming and beautiful. She gets that from her dad.

[ Laughs ] Can I ask you something that I think you may not like? Uh…hold on.

[ Laughs ] Okay. All right. Do you think, uh, you know what your daughter wants more than she does? Yeah, of course I think that. Of course she doesn’t, uh, exactly agree with me all the time. To daughters. To daughters. Click.

[ Laughs ] Deputy mayor ashford, if you wouldn’t mind. I’d like her to stay. I got nothing to hide. So… it’s fine by me. Mr. Cain, have you heard from your brother? I have not. Not since the charges were dropped. No. What about before? The only time I saw jason was at his arraignment. And you didn’t speak then? Actually, no. To your own brother? We’re not close. Then why go to the arraignment? We have people in common. I was there for them. And that, agent cates, is the extent of our contact. Yeah, I’m sorry, mr. Cain. I find that hard to believe. Pikeman? Come on. Don’t tell me you don’t know what it is. Of course I know. Purveyors of armaments, defense systems, and skilled mercenary soldiers. Very lucrative business. It was. Still is I’m sure. We were investigating them. You were? Well, the wsb was. Uh, sadly, I no longer count myself as part of that august institution. I’ll tell you what really amazes me, like, truly… yeah? …Is the fact that you were able to be the director of the wsb and head up pikeman, like, at the same time. I what? Oh, that was terrible. That was terrible mock astonishment. I mean, you’re not even trying. No, I-I don’t see how one can head a global law enforcement agency and a paramilitary defense contractor at the same time. But the fact that you think I could have, I’m quite flattered. You see, pikeman has weapons. Wsb needs weapons. That way, we were able to… keep doing that. Like, I-I seriously — I keep referring to the wsb as “we.” Institutional espionage, it’s addictive, it’s a hard habit to break. Yeah. So a partnership with pikeman gave the wsb access to untraceable weapons, which allowed them to meddle in countries that they were supposed to leave alone. You set it up perfectly. I did? Wow, I-I must be… really good. You’re one of the best. And then you got yourself caught because you couldn’t leave port charles alone. Why? What’s so important here? You were in the courtroom, so you didn’t see it. But josslyn and i got into it right before jason’s arraignment. She was going on and on and on about how jason just had to be innocent. Which, it turns out, he was. Well, yeah, but no one knew that at the time. But did josslyn listen? Nope. She was being totally unreasonable. Dex is becoming a cop. What? Are you sure? Yes, I’m sure. He was here, and he was reading the paperwork right over there. So what happens when sonny finds out? What happens if sonny takes him back into the pine barrens and you’re not there this time to stop him? Oh, man. I mean, I-I could try and talk him out of it, but, I mean, if he’s that determined — dex should be able to do whatever dex wants to do. But he can’t because of sonny. The fbi should be investigating sonny, and they should put him away in jail for the end of time, like he deserves. Kristina, no, no, just — just leave it. Heard you talking trash about my dad. In a private conversation. Your voices carried. You might want to walk that back. Why would i want to do that? A lot of reasons. Everything my father has ever done for you.

You are such an ingrate. I’m sorry. What am I supposed to be grateful to sonny for? He has been wonderful to you. You grew up in his house. He was my stepdad, and I was a child. I had to live there. Josslyn, he — he has always loved you and treated you like you were one of his own daughters. And what do you do? You tear him down behind his back? Oh, call him over. I’ll say all of this right to his face. It wouldn’t be my first time. You paint him like he is some terrible person. My father has donated wings to hospitals and — uh-huh, uh-huh. And where’s the money coming from that he donates these wings? Uh, his — his coffee imports? I’m not discussing what my father may or may not be doing with his business. Ohh! May or may not? Yeah… about which none of us have any firsthand knowledge. You might not. You do? Okay, we’re not having that conversation here. You guys need to take a step back. No, no, no, please, josslyn. Enlighten me. I really can’t wait to hear this. W-what do you think you know about what my father does? I know that your father is a vicious thug and a murderer. Uncle sonny. Hi! Brook lynn. I did not know your mom was bringing you here. Well, I wasn’t, but she was meeting someone here already. That would be me. Oh, really? Yeah. Lois cerullo. Nice to meet you. Natalia. Nice to meet you. Well, I’m sorry we’re late. We had a wedding dress emergency. Well, that happens. Does it? I’ve never heard of a wedding dress emergency. Well, now you have. Ms. Ramirez, let’s, um, let’s go chat somewhere a little bit more private. So I hear that blaze is the new face of deception. That is exciting. Yeah, yeah. We’ll see. You know what? Um… let’s take that table over there while these two catch up. Have a nice lunch. She seems… nice. Scout, rocco, since we eat doughnuts with our hands, why don’t the two of you go upstairs and wash yours? Is danny in trouble? No, baby. Danny’s not in trouble. Come on, scout, our business is this way. Let’s go mind it. Okay, I’m going to ask you this, and I need you to tell me the truth. And know that whatever you say to me, you’re not in trouble. When you went to go get the doughnuts, did you go and see your father? No. Okay. You believe me? Shouldn’t I? Yeah. I just… didn’t think you would. How about this? I’m actually going to give you your phone back, but under one condition. I am going to put the locator on so I know where you are. So not only do you not believe me, you do not trust me, either. No, danny, i do believe you. And I trust you. I just — I want to protect you. From my own father. Your father isn’t someone you should be around right now. Danny, jason leads a — a dangerous life. I’ve got homework. Enjoy your doughnuts.

[ Door opens ] What? No, look, you’re the mom. So what you say goes. I just… respectfully, I-I think you might have made a mistake there. As you said, you and your brother have people in common, most notably sam mccall and carly spencer. Both of you were married to one, and both of you were involved with the other. None of which merits investigation from the fbi. I was getting to that. Well, hurry. Both you and your brother have been charged with federal crimes. Your brother went to prison after a no-contest plea. And you went to prison after pleading guilty for insider trading. You were granted early release, which means that if jason is involved in any criminal activities and you’re implicated, you could be sent back to pentonville. What’s not to love about port charles? There’s so much to do in this city, so much to discover. Like, say, a mission report of that defection that you and I worked together. Do you remember that? How could I forget? It was a dismal failure. But then you found out I kept a hard copy, and you couldn’t let that get out, could you? Because it went south? Uh, I’ll have you know that I’ve been part of more than one failed mission. But none of those resulted in $10 million disappearing. Oh, yeah, I remember the $10 million, too. It’s funny now, eh, because back then, we thought — we thought that was a lot of money. We did. Yeah. Well, I mean, it’s enough to provide seed money for pikeman. That’s why you had to destroy the report and silence me in the process. Right. Yeah, so if I’m such a-a diabolical mastermind, why are you still alive? And if you’re the only person who could tie me to the missing money, why wouldn’t I have just…killed you? Well, it’s not for lack of trying. Or maybe that’s what someone wants you to believe. Oh. Saying you’re being framed? Oh, like you haven’t? I mean, it does happen to the best of us. Someone didn’t like the direction I was taking the wsb. Now I’m in here. Now, I don’t know. Maybe you can help me get out. Maybe you can find out who framed me… for old time’s sake. I’ll consider it… if you give me something in return. Such as? A name. You in here, someone’s got to be running pikeman. Who?

Show her, molly. You’re the ada. You must have access to the file on the assault of cyrus renault. Show kristina. You want to talk about thugs and murderers? Cyrus renault is at the top of that list. He used to be. Maybe he still is. It doesn’t matter. You should look at the file. And you should take a really good look at the photos so you can see what your beloved daddy did to a helpless old man who couldn’t fight back. Okay, this is not accomplishing anything. We are going to go. Molly, show her, and then show her all of the information from all of the files on all of the lives that sonny has ruined and all of the people he has had killed. Josslyn. Then maybe you’ll see him for who he really is. I can’t be around you. If you want me to apologize, I can’T. Okay, kristina is pregnant right now. She cannot handle this kind of stress. And even if she weren’t, what good does it possibly do rubbing her nose in how you feel about sonny? He’s her father. She loves him. She has every right to. I think that’s a record — two — two seconds, and you wrote natalia off. Oh, no. I’m as open-minded as the next person. Oh, I can see that. I mean it. Okay. I’m willing to give anyone a chance. But, sonny, come on. I’ve been in the music business a little bit too long. I can spot a stage mother from a mile away. And I’m telling you, that natalia, she’s enmeshed in her daughter’s life. So much so, that poor kid is not going to be able to have a life of her own. And no one can say that about you? There is no questioning how close brook lynn and I are, but my daughter is her own person, and I accept the beautiful, brilliant, vibrant human being that she has become. And she is that. Let’s see if that natalia can say the same about her own kid, hmm? So what are your concerns about blaze becoming the face of deception? Well, she’s already a star. She is. Rising star. Higher and higher every day. So you’ll forgive me if I question some of your managerial choices. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. Fire away. Okay, well, let’s, um, let’s just start with the most obvious, which is that you have this wedding that’s taking up all of your time. So will you even have time to focus on what’s best for my daughter? Yes. Next question. Let’s just stick with this one. What if you had a wedding dress emergency when you had a meeting with a record label or a venue manager? The more you forbid danny to see his father, the more he’s going to want to see his father. I don’t know what else to do. Do you have any suggestions? Talk to jason? I don’t know. Look, I-I may be biased right now because, technically, the guy saved my life. I can’t tell you who’s running pikeman because I don’t know. May I remind you that dante falconeri and i were targeted by hume? Hume was employed by pikeman working under your orders. Well, if you have any proof of that, by all means, show it to my attorneys. I’m sure they’d love to see it, as would I. Let me ask you, anna, do you have any evidence directly tying me to pikeman? No? And why do you think that is? I may not have anything to tie you to pikeman now, but I can certainly tie you to it back in the day.

hey, guys, I have some really good news. Olivia brought over some dinner, but I was thinking that maybe we would do something a little different. Since it is a celebration, maybe we could have dessert before dinner. Unless, of course, you want to have dinner before dessert. Show of hands? Dinner first? No? Dessert first? Uh-huh. Okay. Dessert it is. Danny, can you give scout the doughnuts? Dante gets first choice. I’m going to give my first choice to scout. Is there a pink one with sprinkles? What do you think? What do you say, scout? Thanks, dante. And welcome home. No. Uh, listen, thank you — all of you. This is the best welcome home ever. Now, pass those doughnuts around because I kind of want one of those. I haven’t had one in a while. You want to investigate me, agent cates, you go for it. You sift through every detail of my life. You can audit my company. I got absolutely nothing to hide. I’m just going to give you a little bit of advice. Just make sure you dot every “I” and you cross every “t,” because I’m going to make this very public. And I’m pretty sure the fbi doesn’t want you bringing on that kind of exposure for them. Thank you, mr. Cain. Appreciate your time and cooperation. Well, you’re very welcome. So we’re done? For now. Oh, if you do hear from your brother… I won’T. …Or obtain any information, give me a call. You want to bring down jason, that’s on you.

[ Door opens ]

[ Door closes ] Who do you hate more? Your brother or very special agent cates? Well… I definitely don’t hate my brother. He just, uh — he brings on his own trouble, and I don’t want to be dragged down into it. Heard. Thank you for staying, by the way. Oh, I’m so glad I did. You tearing into special agent cates, that was a thing of beauty. That mission report… uh, the one that I allegedly tried to have you killed over? That one. It clearly states how you were instrumental in planning that operation where the $10 million went missing. So you were in a perfect position to sabotage the op and abscond with the money. Now, everyone else involved in that op, they were either sidelined or demoted, but not you. Your career skyrocketed. I mean, it’s almost as if someone in a much, much, much higher position at the bureau not only approved of your actions, but they were rewarding you for them. Out of the — the goodness of their heart? Yeah, they were rewarding you in positions that were advantageous to both you and to pikeman. So pikeman is far too valuable to collapse in your absence. So who did you hand it off to? Who is running it now? Anna, how I wish I could help you. But alas, I’m afraid you’re wasting your time. Guard! Police commissioner’s done with me. Blaze wanted to keep it to smaller venues for now and then move on to larger ones once we sold those out. After all, it’s better to sell 300 tickets to a 200-person venue than it is to sell 500 tickets to one that holds 1,000. But I happen to believe that she can sell out 1,000-plus-seat venue. So do I. But this is blaze’s choice. And I backed her because I believe in her. Look, blaze is my client, okay? She and I will decide what direction to take her career. Okay, she might be your client, but this is my child. It’s my job to safeguard her happiness. You’re not going to get an objection from me there. We all want blaze to be happy. Okay, well, to that end, I want to make sure that she doesn’t publicize something that she can’t take back later. So I want blaze’s private life to remain private. Are we clear? I don’t manage blaze’s private life. And neither do you. Whoever she decides to spend her time with and whoever knows about it, that’s up to blaze. Look, a word of advice. Yeah, I don’t need your advice, but thank you. Trust me, you do. Sonny is blaze’s girlfriend’s father, and he loves his little girl. Thinks she hung the moon. I don’t think he’d appreciate you trying to keep their relationship a secret. Thank god. I can see the relief in your face. You know what? I can hear it in your voice. I’ve been relying on dante a lot lately, not just as a son, but, you know, as a friend. Really? How so? He has a way of getting through to me. And I need that in my life right now. You’re right about sonny. But kristina refuses to see it. And of course she does. Sonny is her father. Well, don’t tell me I have to go apologize. No, no, you don’t have to apologize. I mean, kristina is not a delicate flower. And she gave just as good as she got. But, joss, I’m worried about you. You were so angry about the situation with sonny and dex, and I get it. But all that rage you have inside, it’s only hurting you. Of course I’m filled with rage. Sonny sent dex to kill cyrus, and he was going to do it, but he felt like he didn’t have a choice. And I can’t be with someone who can do something like that. And that is the choice that you made. And I am proud of you for it. I really am. Even if I’m miserable? Well, that’s how you know it wasn’t an easy choice to make. And as far as whether it was worth it or not, only you know the answer to that. All I know is that I still love dex, and I miss him.

[ Sighs ] I understand. And I’ve been there. But, mom, I’m terrified… because he’s going to become a cop. And there’s a real chance that sonny will have him killed.

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