General Hospital Character Description: Portia Robinson

BROOK KERR (Portia) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Brook Kerr as Portia Robinson. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Portia Robinson


Portia is a dedicated doctor at General Hospital. Her daughter is Trina Robinson. Marcus Taggert is her ex-husband. She almost married Curtis Ashford. Most people love Portia.  She worries a lot about Trina and is very protective of her.

Portia had an affair years ago with Curtis while she was married to Marcus, so Trina might be his daughter. Her father, Sterling, and her brother, Zeke, were at the wedding, but it was called off due to her lying to Marcus about Trina’s paternity.

Portia gets along really well with her hospital co-workers, especially Elizabeth and Dr. Randolph.

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BROOK KERR (Portia) with (Zeke) GAVIN HOUSTON and RICCO ROSS (Sterling) on General Hospital “02/14/23” Episode “15158” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Marshall Ashford

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Marshall Ashford


Marshall is Curtis’ father. He came to town as a mysterious figure because years ago, he had left Curtis and his mom, and they thought he had died of a heart attack. It turned out that he was arrested during a protest and then put into a mental hospital. He was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, which is why he stayed away all these years.  Marshall is a professional jazz clarinet player.

Marshall is now close with Curtis, Stella, TJ and Portia. He briefly dated Nurse Epiphany Johnson.

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Robert Gossett as Marshall Ashford 2/15/23 from screen shot of clip on General Hospital Official Facebook Page.

General Hospital Character Description: Harrison Chase

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Josh Swickard as Chase. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Harrison Chase


Harrison is kind, smart, brave and sensitive. He’s a detective at the PCPD and very good at his job. He also sings very well and plays the guitar.  Harrison is Finn’s younger brother, but they were estranged for many years before Chase came to town. Now they’re very close. Harrison has a sunny disposition and smiles a lot, unlike Finn.

Harrison’s father is Professor Gregory Chase, and his mother is journalist Jackie Templeton. His partner at the PCPD is Dante Falconeri. After being in a relationship with Nelle, Sasha and Willow, Chase met his true love, Brook Lynn. It took them both a long time to admit their feelings, and circumstances keep pulling them apart. Such is the nature of soap love.

When Brook Lynn’s sleazy manager insulted her, Chase got into a fight with him, resulting in his suspension from the police force. He became a singer for awhile, with Brook Lynn’s songs, but he missed being a detective. Eventually, he was reinstated back into the PCPD.  Chase and Michael are good friends.

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AMANDA SETTON (Brook Lynn) with JOSH SWICKARD (Chase) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – Episode “15079” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Gregory Chase

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Gregory Harrison as Gregory Chase. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Gregory Chase


Gregory, formerly a professor a UC Berkeley, is the father of Dr. Hamilton Finn and Detective Harrison Chase. He was estranged for years from Finn because Finn slept with Gregory’s wife, Jackie, right before their wedding, and Finn was worried that Chase might be his son. Gregory thought that Finn was just angry with him for moving on too soon after his mom died. They have since reconciled.

Gregory and Jackie divorced. Gregory is also close to Finn’s daughter, Violet, and has recently started dating Alexis Davis.  Gregory admitted to Alexis that he’s been diagnosed with ALS. Gregory is a smart, nice guy, much like his two sons. He would do anything for his kids or his granddaughter.

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GREGORY HARRISON (Gregory) with NANCY LEE GRAHN (Alexis) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – Episode “15062” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Sasha Gilmore

SOFIA MATTSSON (Sasha) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Sofia Mattsson as Sasha Gilmore. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Sasha Gilmore


Sasha came to town in 2018 after Valentin paid her to pretend to be Nina’s long-lost daughter (and after Curtis followed the clues he’d set to “find” her and convince her to get a DNA test). Sasha went along with it at first but then realized it was the wrong to do. Sasha worked at Crimson for Nina for awhile and later became a model for Deception.

She had a relationship with both Chase and Michael, but it was Brando that won her heart. She became pregnant with his child but lost it. Sasha turned to drugs while she was modeling but kicked them. After she lost the baby, she became hooked again and also had a mental breakdown. After being appointed as her guardian, Brando was murdered. Sasha and her mother-in-law, Gladys, never got along very well, but they grew closer for a while after Brando died.

Sasha is beautiful and kind, but she has a lot of baggage. For someone who’s only been on the show for a few short years, she’s had more than her share of soap opera heartbreak.

Sasha is good friends with Brook Lynn and Willow.

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SOFIA MATTSSON (Sasha) with JOHNNY WACTOR (Brando) on General Hospital “11/16” Episode “14853” – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Dr. Hamilton Finn

MICHAEL EASTON (Finn) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – The Emmy-winning daytime drama “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday (3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

Dr. Hamilton Finn


Hamilton, or “Finn” as everyone calls him, is a dedicated doctor and research scientist. His former wife, Reiko, died of a deadly disease, Blackwood’s Syndrome, so he tried to find a cure. He had the disease as well, for years, and he was like an addict with the necessary drug to keep him alive, until he finally found the right cure. He later learned that, as a child, Elizabeth had pushed Reiko down the stairs, as a child, and Reiko caught the virus when in the hospital from that fall. Elizabeth’s father, Jeff, had an affair with Reiko while she was married to Finn.

Finn was a loner at first, but later he was revealed to have a brother, and a dad, Gregory. His younger brother, Chase, is a cop. Finn thought for a time that he might be Chase’s dad because he’d slept with Gregory’s fiance, Jackie, but it turned out that Finn is not Chase’s father. Finn’s dad, Gregory, has forgiven him, and they’re all friends again.

Finn has a daughter, Violet, from when he was with Hayden Barnes (Elizabeth’s sister). They didn’t meet until she was a toddler.

Finn almost married Anna Devane, but she lied to him about Peter August possibly being her son.  Finn is pretty honest and forthright. He’s been quite a hero on the show, not only as a doctor, but in doing spy and detective action when called for.

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MICHAEL EASTON (Finn) with REBECCA HERBST (Elizabeth) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – Episode “15127” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Jordan Ashford

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Tanisha Harper as Jordan Ashford. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Jordan Ashford


Jordan is a cop and a former DEA agent. She came to town in 2014 to reconnect with her estranged son, TJ. She had sent him to live with his uncle, Shawn, because she had to go undercover. Shawn turned out to be his real father. Jordan’s a really fantastic cop, but her personal life is often a mess.

Curtis Ashford has long been the love of her life. He was her brother-in-law longer before they both came to town.  Eventually, they got over their past differences and were engaged to be married. His Aunt Stella didn’t like Jordan and blamed her for her son, Tommy’s death. She forgave them, eventually.  Jordan and Curtis married, but the fact that she was still a cop, and he wasn’t, meant that she had to keep secrets from him. He couldn’t live with the lies. The final straw was when she lied to him about Marcus Taggert faking his death (in order to keep him and his family safe).

Jordan has a strong streak of right-and-wrong, and she is a by-the-book cop, for the most part. Still, she sometimes will work with mobsters or other non-police in order to get the job done.  It’s clear that she still loves Curtis, even though he’s in love with Portia.

Jordan has cracked many cases and works closely with D.A. Robert Scorpio and PCPD detectives Chase and Dante. She and her son, TJ, are very close. She’s also close to TJ’s domestic partner, Molly. However, Jordan is no longer a major character, so she’s rarely shown outside of investigating crimes or interacting with Curtis or TJ.

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TANISHA HARPER (Jordan) with JOHN J. YORK (Mac) on General Hospital “04/06/23” Episode “15194” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Josslyn Jacks

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Eden McCoy as Josslyn Jacks. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Josslyn Jacks


Josslyn is the daughter of Carly Jacks and Jasper “Jax” Jacks.  Sonny is her step-father.  Despite having a chaotic upbringing, Josslyn is very strong-willed and smart. She has a strong sense of right and wrong, and she isn’t loathe to share her opinions.  When she was young, she hung around with Spencer Cassadine and had a crush on him. She also hung out with Cam, who became her boyfriend later on.

Josslyn’s first boyfriend was Oscar, who died of cancer. She became involved with Cam after him.  She and Cam made love, but Esme filmed them and streamed in online, so that was traumatic for both teens. It was the beginning of their breakup.

Josslyn had cancer as a baby and had to get a kidney transplant. Nelle Benson’s father sold her kidney to Jax. (Nelle later came to down and wanted revenge)

Her next boyfriend was Dex, who does security for Sonny (but is secretly working for Michael, her brother).

Josslyn has a large extended family, which includes her late brother, Morgan. She was also very close to Jason Morgan. She’s had to endure a lot of loss in her young life, but she is very resilient. She can handle just about anything.

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EDEN MCCOY (Josslyn) with WILLIAM LIPTON (Cam) on General Hospital “08/23” “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Spencer Cassadine

NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Nicholas Chavez as Spencer Cassadine. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Spencer Cassadine


Spencer grew up on the show, more or less. His mother was Courtney, Sonny’s sister. She died after giving birth to Spencer in 2006 (from a virus).  Nikolas raised him, but he wasn’t a very good dad because the Cassadines are all a little crazy. Many of them selfish, evil and psycho. They don’t treat each other well, and they often struggle for power and control of the family assets. They can be murderous to each other or to those outside the family,

Nikolas’ mother, Laura, is a good person, so she has been a positive influence on Spencer’s life. She gave him reasons not to become like the other Cassadines. His Uncle Sonny did the same thing, even though he’s a mobster.

Nonetheless, Spencer was spoiled for most of his childhood and got away with a lot. With his father’s wealth and his own intelligence, he did what he wanted. Unfortunately, he had to be sent away to boarding school when his life was threatened by other Cassadines.

After getting into a fight with Valentin Cassadine, Nikolas faked his own death.  This was very hard on Spencer, who was now a full orphan. Laura, and her husband Kevin, raised him for a while, when he wasn’t in boarding school.  Spencer was also close to Ava Jerome, but she betrayed him when she refused to be a witness against Valentin for killing Nikolas.  Later, when it was revealed that Nikolas was still alive, and married to Ava, Spencer had a difficult time forgiving either of them.

When he was a young boy, Spencer was good friends with Elizabeth’s son, Cameron; Carly’s daughter, Josslyn; and Emma Scorpio, Robin’s daughter (whom he had a crush on).  When he returned to town as a teen, he met up with Cam and Joss again, as well as Joss’ friend, Trina (Emma had moved away). He brought his girlfriend, Esme, to town. She seemed to be a spoiled brat, but it soon became evident that she was much worse.

Spencer is still close to Laura and Kevin, but he’s a grown man now.  He was sentence to Spring Ridge for stalking Ava, and then he was briefly in prison because he left Spring Ridge to visit his mother’s grave. His Uncle Victor was able to get him out of prison with bribes. Spencer tried to like his uncle and trust him, but he knew that the Cassadines were not to be trusted.

Spencer and Esme did their best to make life difficult for Nikolas and Ava.  Spencer also fell in love with Trina, complicating his relationship with Esme.  After Nikolas slept with Esme, Spencer vowed to get custody of Esme’s baby (his little brother), to keep him safe.  He also has to fight his Uncle Victor, who is trying to take over the world.

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NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) with KRISTEN AVERY POHL (Esme) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Nina Reeves

CYNTHIA WATROS (Nina) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Cynthia Watros as Nina Reeves. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Nina Reeves


Nina was born into wealth, but happiness has largely escaped her, thanks to her evil mother, Madeline. She poisoned Nina, putting her into a coma for many years. She also stole Nina’s twins in utero and sold or gave them away. She did all of this to hang on to her fortune. Nina’s only solace growing up was her love for her brother, Nathan, who became a cop. Madeline also killed Nina’s lover, Silas (and the father of her children). Liesl Obrecht was revealed to be Nathan’s real mother. It was a great loss to Nina when Nathan was murdered by his real father, Cesar Faison. All of these losses in Nina’s life have caused her to be very insecure. She tries to be tough on the outside (and can come over as a real bitch), but she’s very frail on the inside. She’s the type of person who creates drama everywhere she goes, intentionally or not.

When Nina came out of her coma, she had a hard time adjusting to life. She pretended to still be in a coma for a long time, so that she could get revenge on Silas for cheating on her. She ended up going into a mental institution later when she found out that her children had died and that Ava was pregnant (Ava had an affair with Silas while Nina was with him years ago). She tried to steal Ava’s baby, but the baby was rescued. Franco had helped her, and he, too, went into the institution. They had a brief romance. She also met and fell in love with Valentin Cassadine. Eventually, he had lied to her too many times for her to forgive him.

Although Nina ran a successful magazine for awhile, her main focus was on having children. She fell for Valentin’s daughter, Charlotte, so it was very painful for her when she and Valentin fell apart.  Later, she found out that Nelle was her daughter, which made her start a long feud with Carly (she blamed Carly for Nelle’s death).  For a time, Nina thought Sasha was her daughter.

In 2020, Sonny fell off a bridge and was thought to be dead, only to be found alive in 2021 in a small town in Pennsylvania called Nixon Falls.  After learning that Nelle was her daughter, Nina sought out Phyllis, the nurse who had taken care of her when she was in the coma. Phyllis just happened to be in Nixon Falls and friends with Sonny. Nina fell in love with Sonny, who had no memory of his previous life as a mobster. She kept the truth from his family, in part because she blamed Carly for Nelle’s death.

Willow adopted Nelle’s baby, Wiley, so Nina tried to be a part of Wiley’s life. Things didn’t go well, and she was barred from seeing her grandson after the truth came out about Sonny.  Later, she found out that Willow is also her daughter, and dying from leukemia.

Strangely enough, Nina and Ava are now friends.

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CYNTHIA WATROS (Nina) with MAURICE BENARD (Sonny) on General Hospital “08/23” “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Nick Argo)

General Hospital Character Description: Esme Prince

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Avery Kristen Pohl as Esme Prince. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Esme Prince


When Esme first arrived in Port Charles with her boyfriend, Spencer, she seemed like just a spoiled young rich woman. As time went on, she was revealed to be seriously disturbed. She did a number of terrible crimes to young Trina, Josslyn and Cameron out of jealousy and spite. Later, we found out that Esme murdered her adopted parents and that her biological parents are killers Ryan Chamberlain and Heather Webber. She worked with Ryan for months to put his plans of murder and revenge into action.

Esme lost Spencer because he fell in love with Trina, and he found out that she targeted Trina and his other friends. She then slept with his father, Nikolas, and got pregnant.   Not wanting a psycho to raise his son, Nikolas kept her locked away in a tower of Wyndemere.  However, she escaped and was rescued.  She claimed to have amnesia, which made her a nicer person. She was still put in jail for her crimes, but Ryan and Heather escaped with her. They were captured and Esme had her baby. It’s unclear whether she really has amnesia or not, and whether she can be redeemed.  She’s very similar to another character, Nelle, who also caused a lot of havoc in town.

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AVERY KRISTEN POHL (Esme) with NICHOLAS CHAVEZ (Spencer) on GENERAL HOSPITAL Episode “14853” – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Drew Cain

ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Cameron Mathison as Drew Cain. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Drew Cain


Drew is a hero. He was in the military a long time, and even when he was tortured and brainwashed to be an assassin, his true nature came through. Drew is Jason Morgan’s twin brother, which makes him a Quartermaine. He was kidnapped at birth and raised by Franco’s mom, Betsy. He was a hero in the military but was derailed by Shiloh, who was trying to cover up his crimes. Shiloh had Drew’s memories erased, and he was kidnapped. Kim Nero and Drew had a son, Oscar, who died very young from cancer. For a time, Drew had been implanted with Jason’s memories, so he lived his life…until the real Jason re-appeared.

Drew was first involved with Elizabeth, and then later with Sam (when he thought he was Jason). He and Sam had a daughter, Scout, but they divorced when Jason returned. Drew was thought to be killed when Peter sabotaged his plane. He re-appeared recently, after being rescued, and has become involved with Carly.

Although he supposedly doesn’t have all of his former memories, he seems to remember them sometimes. It’s a little unclear whether he’s still missing some of his memories or whether he still has some of Jason’s.  At any rate, he is definitely a lighter character than he was and is a true hero. Much like Curtis, he helps out the police and others when needed. He owns Aurora Media, which is part of ELQ. He seems to spend more time having adventures or canoodling with Carly than he does doing business.

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Cameron Mathison (Drew) and Laura Wright (Carly) screenshot from 3/10/23 video General Hospital official Facebook page

General Hospital Character Description: Dex Heller

EVAN HOFER (Dex Heller) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Evan Hofer as Dex Heller. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Dex Heller


Dex was hired by Michael to get information on his father, Sonny’s, organization, so that Michael can destroy his father’s business. In the process, Dex and Sonny became very close. Dex also fell for Sonny’s step-daughter, Josslyn. They kept their relationship a secret so that Sonny wouldn’t punish Dex.

Dex also works security for Sonny when needed. He has been violent on occasion (such as against slimy reporter Felty) and also heroic (such as when he helped save Anna).  Dex is a vet and also ran a gym for his friend, Chet.

He clearly stands up for the little guy and wants to be a hero, but he does a sleazy job for Michael and looks up to his mobster father. Both men are ethically compromised. Time will tell whether Dex can be the good guy that he wants to be for Josslyn.

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EVAN HOFER (Dex Heller) on General Hospital “09/19/22” Episode “15057” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Craig Sjodin)

General Hospital Character Description: Trina Robinson

TABYANA ALI (Trina) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Tabyana Ali as Trina Robinson. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Trina Robinson


Trina is a strong young woman who first came on the show as a teen who liked to party. She became good friends with Josslyn Jacks. Her mother, Portia, is a doctor. She was told that her father, Marcus Taggert, had died, but he faked his death in order to protect his family. Then she found out that Curtis, her mother’s fiancé, might be her real father.

Trina is smart and a great student, but she’s had trouble in her young life. She had an attraction to young Spencer Cassadine, but Spencer’s evil girlfriend, Esme, saw her as a threat.  She drugged Trina and made it look as if she streamed Cam and Josslyn’s first sexual encounter to the world.  Trina almost went to jail because of Esme framing her.  Spencer loves Trina, so he worked hard to prove what Esme did.

Trina worked in Ava’s art gallery for a time as an intern. She always tells the truth and is frequently hurt by friends and family who lie to her.

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TABYANA ALI (Trina) on General Hospital “02/14/23” Episode “15158” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

General Hospital Character Description: Victor Cassadine

CHARLES SHAUGHNESSY (Victor) on General Hospital “04/07/23” Episode “15195” – “General Hospital” airs Monday – Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Christine Bartolucci)

Victor Cassadine


Victor comes from a long line of rich, greedy, power-mad, evil Cassadines. It was revealed that Valentin is his son. The Cassadines are known for their treachery and cold-blooded ruthlessness, even to their own family. Victor spent some time in jail and then faked his death many times and has done many awful things to people in Port Charles. He came to town recently and pretended that he wanted to get to know his family, but he was really working to put his evil plan in motion. He plans to kill off most of the world in order to save the environment from over-population. He doesn’t care who gets in his way. He treats people like they’re disposable.

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Charles Shaughnessy (Victor) and James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) on "General Hospital" July 8, 2022 from the Official General Hospital Facebook Page

General Hospital Character Description: Willow Tait

KATELYN MACMULLEN (Willow) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – ABC’s “General Hospital” stars Katelyn MacMullen as Willow Tait. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)

Willow Tait


Willow is a sweet but very strong woman. She was raised by her adopted mother in a cult, never knowing that Nina was her real mother and that Silas was her father. The late Nelle is her sister. Her grandmother, Madeline, sold her and Nelle when they were babies so that she could keep comatose Nina’s fortune.

Despite having such a tragic childhood, Willow stays optimistic and kind. She was a teacher and now has her own children. Wiley is Nelle’s daughter, but Willow has raised her like her own after her first child died.  Willow got leukemia in 2022 but married Michael and will probably recover.

Willow’s friends include Sasha and Brook Lynn.

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KATELYN MACMULLEN (Willow) with CHAD DUELL (Michael) on GENERAL HOSPITAL – “General Hospital” airs Monday-Friday, on ABC (check local listings). (ABC/Todd Wawrychuk)

Interview with Esta Terblanche

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Actress Esta Terblanche

Interview with actress Esta Terblanche of “All My Children” by Suzanne 4/21/23

It was great to speak with Esta! I really loved her character, Gillian, on All My Children, and her relationship with Ryan Lavery (played by Cameron Mathison, who’s now on “General Hospital“).  Esta would like to get back into acting, preferably on a soap. It would be amazing if they hired her to be in GH!  Incidentally, she hasn’t aged much at all since she left AMC!


Actress Esta TerblancheEsta TerBlanche

Actress Esta TerBlanche is best known for her contract role of Gillian Andrassy on the ABC Daytime soap opera All My Children. Her credits also include Spin City and hosting the South African youth program K-T.V.

She was born on January 7, 1973 in Rustenburg, North West Province, South Africa. She is an actress and producer, known for All My Children (1970), Germination (2013) and Three Thieves and a Wedding (1991). She speaks numerous languages, including French, Italian, and Russian and was Miss Teen South Africa. [1991]

Became a household name on the first Prime time Daily Soap ever in South Africa as Bienkie in “Egoli – Place of Gold”.

Hosted numerous TV show: Carte Blanche, Math No Problem, K-TV, Supermodel, Wish you were Here, Series of Documentaries by filmmaker Michael Kastenbaum, Documentaries by Neil Sandilands.

Played lead in short film Germination directed by Neil Sandilands.

Played lead in film “Three Thieves and a Wedding”.

Had a lead in a Pilot directed by Neil Sandilands.

Hosted Soap Opera Digest Awards Show

Been on Various Talk Shows/Entertainment Show: Entertainment Tonight (ET), Good Morning America, Extra, Gayle King Talk Show, Pasella, Kwêla.

– Voted as one of the 50 most beautiful women on Television

– Voted one of the 25 most Beautiful Women on Daytime Television

– Part of 2 of the 5 most Legendary Story lines in the History of American Daytime Television

– Emmy Award Best Show

– South African Prestigious Award Rapport & Sunday Times Woman of the Year (previously won by Charlize Theron)

Jockey Billboard in Times Square with Kelly Ripa.

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GH Transcript Monday, April 3, 2023

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[Lively jazz music]

[Sighs] Ok, people. People! The guests are gonna be arriving any minute. The doors are about to open, and the show is about to begin.

Maxie, bobbie, I don’t want to freak anyone out, but I don’t think the new accompanist has the updated sheet music. Oh, it’s ok. I got it. I’ve got it right here. Oh, my goodness. Maybe we are gonna pull this thing off after all.

[Phone ringing] We’re gonna do it. Tell that to lucy.

[Phone ringing] Huh? Oh, um, what I meant was wherever she is, I’m sure lucy is smiling down at us.

[Soft dramatic music] Bobbie and maxie-they’ll never pull it off, never. They’re in over their heads. They have no idea everything that can go wrong and surely will at the nurses ball tonight without me there to guide them.

[Phone ringing] Excuse me. I need to answer this. Ok, so let’s go look for her. I do not have time to talk to you right now. Maxie, ooh, do not hang up. Do not ignore me or else. Maxie. Call me after we wrap.

Ooh. I will not be ignored!

[Sighs] Oh. Yeah. You know, our little girl can sleep through almost anything, that is until 2:00 A.M. Well, then we should be able to watch the nurses ball without interruption. All right, let’s take a seat. And if you fall asleep on my shoulder, that is ok too. Tomorrow’s a big day, and you need all your strength. I don’t want to think about tomorrow and the procedure. Tonight I just want to watch our friends and family dressed up to the nines and performing for a great cause. Ok.

Well, good evening, everyone.

I am sydney val jean, east coast editor of “crimson magazine,” and we are live on the red carpet here at the 2023 general hospital nurses ball. That’s right. I am back and flying solo tonight. It is my pleasure to interview the arrivals, critique their fashion, and get a little down low on their personal lives. But first I want to pay tribute to general hospital itself, which opened its doors on april 1, 1963. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Our beloved general hospital is 60 years old. Oh, this place has meant so much to so many over the years, myself included, and I am honored to be here to celebrate its 60th anniversary. On a more somber note, tonight is dedicated to the life of the late head nurse epiphany johnson and the late lucy coe, whose time here at the nurses ball was more than an event. It was her life’s work. Oh. They love me. They really love me. So anyway, don’t change that dial there, port charles. Leave it right where it is because I can promise you this. We are in for a night of thrills…

[Laughs] Excitement, and mystery. And remember, at the nurses ball, anything can happen, and it probably will.

[Ominous music] Oh, you have no idea.

[Dramatic music]

And now to get this party started, the dynamic duo, the driving forces behind this very special nurses ball, my former colleague at “crimson,” maxie jones, and the one, the only, the awesome nurse barbara jean spencer.

[Laughter] Ew, bobbie. Do you really think that’s your best look? Did you even think about consulting a stylist? Well, hello, ladies. Hello, sydney. You look wonderful. I’m so happy that you’re here. Oh, my goodness. So ok, so there’s a story behind this, folks. I was supposed to be in milan this week, but when maxie reached out and explained that the date of the nurses ball had been moved up to sync with the hospital’s 60th anniversary, well, milan had to wait. There was no way I was gonna miss this. Oh, we are so glad that you adjusted your schedule. I mean, tonight is a very special evening, and you make it even better. Ok. Let’s get down to business. Who are you wearing? Cartullo. Maha cheng. Well chosen. And you both should be congratulated for your fashion and for staging this spectacular event in record time. Quite an achievement. Well, bobbie and i have followed the example set by lucy coe through many successful years of the nurses ball. It’s safe to say lucy’s spirit is guiding us tonight. I only hope we can make her proud. Thank you, maxie. That is so sweet. Ok. Credit where credit is due. It is your extraordinary talent and commitment that is making tonight happen.

Well, as a member of the gh community, I am just happy, and I’m grateful to be here tonight. Ok, since you ladies are staying so humble, I am going to brag because I’ve been told by multiple sources that this is going to be the best nurses ball ever. Oh. Really? The best nurses ball ever without me? I don’t think so. Next year, we’re gonna walk down this red carpet, and you are going to be the envy of every fashionista here to manhattan. I don’t want to think that far ahead. Tonight, I’m exactly where I want to be.

[Tender music]


[Knocking] Uh, come in. Oh my, my. Oh. You know, I heard they’re looking for a new james bond. That is high praise coming from my fiancéE. But you know, she’s got a point though, you know. Well, that’s very nice of you guys. Thank you, I just didn’t want to head to the nurses ball without coming to see you both and tell you that you’ll be missed. Yeah, willow and i actually we’re just talking, and we’re right where we want to be.

Have a wonderful time tonight.

Thanks again for hosting, sydney, but I’ve got to get backstage. Oh, you go, girl. You go. Oh, look. It’s a red carpet family reunion. Three generations of fabulous spencer women are with me tonight. That’s bobbie’s daughter, carly spencer, the ex-mrs. Sonny corinthos, and her gorgeous daughter josslyn jacks. Wow. Your mom looks gorgeous tonight.

So, carly, I know there’s been some changes for you in the last year.

Mm, a few. Well, you seem to be weathering them in style. Well, what can I say? With my mother and my daughter by my side and the love and support of my family and friends, I’m up for any challenge. Mm, well, everyone knows you’re a fighter, carly. Any interest in reclaiming any of what was once yours? Well, to quote a great man, “success is not final. “Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Poetic but short on details. Look, I’ve always truly gotten whatever I wanted, and I don’t expect that to change. Uh-huh. And what about you, josslyn? I’ve heard that you’re a lot like your mom and grandmother. Well, I hope so. Well, do you usually get what you want?

[Lively jazz music] So far so good. Ladies, enjoy the show. Thank you so much. Yes, yes, yes. Oh, this night keeps getting better. Sonny corinthos has just joined us.

[Soft dramatic music]

I feel bad not being there to run interference for my mom and sister. Carly and joss don’t need anyone to stand up for them. So, so true. Anyway, I better get going. Have so much fun. Hey, give everyone our best. I will. I get that drew and your mom can’t go public because of the whole insider trading thing, but I sure hope that she’s better at hiding her feelings than he is. I like that they don’t have to hide their feelings around us. Because we’re a family. You said it.

[Tender music]

All right. Come on.


[Lively jazz music]

Let’s all play nice tonight. I will on my end. Come on. Let’s get going. Mr. Corinthos. Hello, sydney. Call me sonny. It’s great to see you tonight. Ah. Just so you know, this is the highlight of my evening. You know, you just get handsomer every year. And you just get more gorgeous. I can’t imagine. Ok. I appreciate a man who knows how to pay a compliment. And with dimples. Ha, even better. Ok. So now who is this with you? He’s–he’s-he’s my bodyguard. Oh. And do you have a name, bodyguard? Dex heller. Ok. Nice to meet you, dex heller. Listen, you do a good job protecting this man. He’s very valuable to a lot of people. Understood. Mm-hmm. So I’m surprised that you’re here alone with just your bodyguard, sonny, but where is my former red carpet co-host, the gorgeous nina reeves tonight? Oh, oh, there she is. I just–oh. And with a very fine, unexpected guest.

I just think we’re gonna need more time for the results. That’s all. Hi. I’m so sorry to interrupt but, doc, you seem to have forgotten that you have plans tonight. You, me, and the nurses ball. Right. I really want to. I’m not sure how to manage this. Dr. Robinson just asked me to do a consult. Oh, no, no, no. Go. Make yourself handsome. You have to walk the red carpet. You have to make a splashy entrance. Don’t want to be late. She sounds like a woman with a very specific plan. It’s ok. I can hold down the fort. Ok. Thanks. I’ll be right back. So why aren’t you ditching that lab coat and slipping into your sexiest gown? Oh, no, no, no, no, no. I won’t be going. Curtis will be there, and that’s why I picked up a shift tonight. Curtis filed for divorce. No. No. Not that I know of. Well, then he’s still your husband, isn’t he? And trina is still your daughter. Ok. So you made a mistake. Big mistake, but it’s not like you burned the city to the ground. My unsolicited advice, use that ticket.

[Tender music] Sydney, always a pleasure. Absolutely.

[Lively jazz music]

Nina. Oh, it’s been way too long. And I’m so sorry to have missed you at both the paris and new york fashion week. Well, I certainly hated missing out but you represented “crimson” brilliantly, sydney. Oh, well, thank you. Now you are looking flawless as usual, nina, as is your escort, curtis ashford, the hottest nightclub owner in port charles. I mean the club is hot, and so are you. Why thank you. I mean it. Any time. Yeah. So nina, the last time that we were here on the red carpet together co-hosting, this was carly’s hotel, and she was married to sonny, and now the hotel is yours, and I heard that the man is too. Any comment?

[Soft dramatic music]

It’s a little late to change anything, don’t you think? Is it really too late?

Wait, what has the internet got to do with my hair? I’m just in my head, second guessing myself like I always do. It wouldn’t be fair to you or blaze to change anything now. It’s too late. So go have fun out there. Ok? Break a leg. Brook lynn, wait. Do you have a question on the song or-no. I just want you to know… that I think you’re incredible. I am? Yeah. The way you’ve thrown yourself into the rehearsals, really helping maxie and bobbie out. But you have a special touch. I mean, these performers, this isn’t exactly their day job, and you’ve convinced every single one of them to perform to the best of their ability and to have fun doing it. Well, anything for the nurses ball.

Well… tonight’s the big night, huh? Your music, you and blaze in the spotlight. It’s gonna be an incredible win-win for everybody. I’m gonna go change. Was it something I said? Yes. It’s always something you said.

[Camera shutters clicking]

[Lively jazz music] All right, ladies. This next arrival is just for you. That’s my boy.

Hitting the red carpet is port charles’ most eligible young bachelor, the one and only spencer cassadine. Well, I don’t know that I’m port charles’ most eligible bachelor, but I am certainly happy to be here tonight to represent my family. Well, that’s more like it, spencer. Show everyone what character and good breeding looks like. Your father may have failed us, but not you. You give those good people of port charles a glimpse into what the future is gonna look like.

Well, I understand the cassadines are one of the ball’s biggest underwriters.

Is that your doing? My grandmother always taught me that an important part of being a member of this city and of this community is being of service to others, and that means giving back. Oh, yes, indeed. Wow. Well said, spencer. And might I add, you look good. No. That’s-that’s good. I’m good. Thank you.

[Laughing] Everyone does. Really? I know it’s kind of-

[Lively jazz music] Yeah, I’m gonna leave you two alone.

Damn, you look good. But you always look good. Thank you. You look pretty good yourself. It’s a long ways from the firehouse dance in nixon falls. Yeah. I miss that old firehouse and the simplicity of that dance. You did so amazing, grandma. Oh, thank you so much, honey. Let me tell you this nurses ball is a great event, but I have-I have no regrets about agreeing to be co-chair, but after this week is over, I’m gonna sleep for another whole week. Pulling this off was a huge amount of work. I know. I know. I can only imagine. Mom, this place looks incredible. You really outdid yourself. Good job. Aw, thank you. And ooh, ooh, one minor adjustment. Excuse me. I will be back. Ok. You thinking about a certain someone who has to work so you can’t be with him tonight? I don’t know. Are you thinking about someone who isn’t here tonight? Now you’re the product of a fascinating legacy, spencer. Rumors about the cassadines range from mysterious and ruthless to-megalomaniacal. So they say. Meanwhile, your uncle is sonny corinthos, and your grandmother is one of my personal heroes, the legendary laura webber baldwin spencer collins. Any chance that she’ll be joining you tonight? My grandmother was looking forward to attending, but unfortunately, she’s been held up on some official business. But she does want everyone to know that she is with them in spirit and hopes that the night is a huge, huge, huge success. Oh, wait, so does this mean that you’re here alone? Will someone else be joining you tonight?

Trina. Well, trina robinson. You look nothing short of spectacular. Thank you. Took the words right out of my mouth.

[Lively jazz music] Ok. Tell me, just between the three of us, are you two an item, because there’s certainly been online buzz. Oh, we’re just friends. Good friends. Ok, spencer. Well, now that you have graced the red carpet, will we also be seeing your father, the elegant, mysterious nicholas cassadine? Yeah. You play your part? I’ll play mine. Ok, got it. Well, here’s a woman who hopefully can answer the question. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s ava cassadine. Oh. Oh, I’m sorry. You’re behind the times. Nicholas and i divorced months ago, so I’m back to ava jerome. But please give my ex-husband my regards, if you can find him. It’s not my job anymore to keep track of his comings and goings. Well, I couldn’t agree more. When it comes to exes, out of sight, out of mind. So who is this inspiring gentleman at your side? Well, this is dr. Gh himself. Oh, really? General hospital’s own dr. Austin gatlin-holt. Ah, yes. How appropriate that you’re accompanied by one of the dedicated health providers at gh. Yes. Well, after the very tumultuous year that I’ve had, I’m just fortunate to be here. And I feel so lucky to have a friend like austin to lean on. Oh. Well, anything you’d like to add dr. Gatlin-holt? Only that if you ask me, I’m the lucky one. Nice talking to you. Ah. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.


[Camera shutters clicking]

This is the nurses ball red carpet, not some episode of “the bachelorette.” I mean sydney val jean is fabulous, but we do not want the gossip to overshadow the cause. You know what, maxie would have known this if she just listened to me but, no, maxie had to do it her way. Oh, well look who it is, pcpd commissioner jordan ashford looking dazzling and glamorous. Thank you for the kind words, but tonight I am off the clock. I am just here as one more fan of the nurses ball and its efforts to raise money for a terrific cause. Well, I admire your professional dedication as well as a killer gown. Oh. Well, what can I say? For work, I have to wear clothes that convey authority, so on the rare occasion I get to dress up, I jump at the chance.

[Phone ringing] Ah, excuse me. I need to take this. Oh.

[Chuckles] So much for off the clock. Am I right? Have you heard from the medical examiner? Then it’s almost certain that eileen ashby died from a fall. Speaking of gorgeous, it’s general hospital’s own dr. Portia robinson. Hi. Oh, portia. You know, you have something in common with my last guest, jordan ashford. We do? Yes. You both are committed to public service. We are. We are. But I think that that’s a good thing to have in common. Absolutely. Go ahead. Go ahead. Oh, thank you. You know she did that on purpose. That woman is fierce. But she makes for some good television though.


[Camera shutters clicking]

You look amazing. Oh, girl, so do you. Oh, it looks like a certain bodyguard is looking at you from across the room. Uh-huh. You know, I am surprised you noticed that between all the looks going on with you and spencer. Oh, I was just behind him on the red carpet. Oh, it almost seemed like he was waiting for you. No, he wasn’T. It was just-fate, coincidence, manipulation? Joss. I know. I know. I know. I’m sorry. He’s different when he’s with you. I get it, and I’m in no position to judge. Just be a little careful, please. If I get hurt, it’s not going to be because-I’m sorry. What were we talking about? Our performance and how there’s nothing to worry about because the number is perfect and we have it down cold. Right. I’m sorry about that. After you. No. No. I’m sorry. I wasn’t looking at where I was grabbing.

[Tense music]

All good. Oh, I am thrilled to welcome our next guest, one of port charles’s most dynamic power couples, pcpd detective dante falconeri side by side with his lady love, private investigator samantha mccall. Whoa. Oh. I got you. Oh. Thank you for the save. My pleasure. Ooh. Well, well. Hey. Disaster averted. Oh, hey, but proving the point that you can scale buildings and dodge bullets but there’s nothing more dangerous than the red carpet. Yeah, well, lucky for me I have somebody to catch my fall. Well, you know, for the record, you’re the one catching me most of the time. Ok. You two are a living, breathing relationship goal. Hey, you enjoy your night. And please welcome the president of aurora media, my publisher, mr. Drew kane. Very nice to see you here, sydney. Ah, it’s always nice to see you too, drew. And I’m not saying that just because you’re my boss. Ok, now, did you really come here alone or are you waiting for a special someone? What can I say? You never know. Oh.

[Laughs] That’s true. Ok, ladies. You are in for a treat. Please help me welcome one of our signature performers tonight, former pcpd detective turned pop star, harrison chase, and his equally dreamy brother, world-renowned dr. Hamilton finn.

[Lively jazz music]

Hey, brookie. It’s a good night for a nurses ball. Wouldn’t you say? Just leave me alone, linc. Can’t you see I’m busy? There’s no need to be hostile. Come on. We can play nice together, can’t we? You signed that non-disclosure agreement. You got your songs back. You can give them to your boyfriend to sing. Chase isn’t my boyfriend. Ok? Those songs came at quite the high price, never telling the world what kind of serial predator you really are. Careful, brook lynn. Don’t worry. It’s not on. That’s a good thing for you, because if you break our agreement, you break your silence, you lose everything.

[Ominous music]

Ok, I’m all for this family togetherness, but you two handsome, unattached bachelors could be making better use of your time. Now, isn’t there someone besides your brother that you would want to be with tonight? Well, uh-

I’m going to wait for you over here. Ok. Everyone was wondering if nurse elizabeth baldwin would be making an appearance tonight, and here she is. Oh, you look lovely, elizabeth. Thank you. Mm-hmm. Beautiful. Enjoy. Enjoy.

Hey, uh, I wasn’t sure you’d come tonight. You weren’t the only one. May I escort you? Sure you want to be seen with me? It’d be my honor.

[Camera shutters clicking]

Here you go, mr. Corinthos. Thank you very much. Hey. Sam, dante, you look good. How are you doing? So do you. You do too. It’s a special night. We wouldn’t have missed it. Well, at least sonny had the good grace not to walk the red carpet with nina, or is there another reason why he showed up with a bodyguard and no date? Yeah, um, sonny’s got a situation. Sonny has always got a situation. He better not bring it to the nurses ball. That’s all I have to say. I don’t think he would do anything to mess up the nurses ball. You know how important it is to him. Ok, yeah, I’ll give him credit for that. That’s all I will give him credit for. You don’t have to be mad at sonny on my account. No. I’m not mad on your account. I’m mad on my account. Well, maybe a little on yours. No. It’s actually hypocritical. I’m glad you’re away from sonny. I want to see you with somebody who’s going to treat you with all the consideration and all the love you deserve. You know what, mom, you just might get your wish.

And now please say hello to the face of deception herself, sasha gilmore, arriving solo. Oh. Oh, I spoke too soon. Sasha’s escorted by… cody bell. She’s being escorted by cody bell.

Cody bell. Yeah. And your producer should have prepped you. I would have prepped you for that. Mm. No. No. Don’t turn it off. I’m just–I’m just muting it during the commercials, although I am wondering if we should just record it and go to bed. I mean, after all, tomorrow is a huge day for you. No, the ball hasn’t even started yet. I want to see it. You sure? Absolutely. It’s exactly what the doctor ordered.

[Tender music] Well, we are just moments away from the start of the 2023 nurses ball. I’m sydney val jean saying good night. It has been my pleasure to serve as your host and catch you up on the movers and shakers of port charles. While the glitz, and the glamour, and the gossip has been smoking hot, this night is really about raising money to fight hiv and aids. Whatever you can give, a lot or a little, it all helps.

[Lively jazz music]

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2023 nurses ball is about to begin. 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of general hospital. Think of it, our beloved gh has been a home and haven for 60 incredible years. And since 1994, the nurses ball has been a way to support the life-giving work gh does. The nurses ball is a night of music, dancing, and laughter. Ok, and maybe a tear or two. So let’s open those doors and have a celebration to remember.

Well? We traced the car that the late lucy coe recently hired.

[Ominous music] I refuse to let tonight turn into a total disaster. What do they say? The show must go on. And I will be damned if I’m gonna let the show go on without me.

Well, now we know where to find lucy coe. And where we find lucy, there we find anna and valentine. Time to teach them a lesson, don’t you think? You’re the boss. Yes. That’s right.

I am. It’s showtime, folks.

[Lively jazz music]

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GH Update Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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Update written by Shane

In Paris, Anna was disheartened that her search with Valentin had not revealed more details on Lucy’s location.  

Anna admitted her guilt over having involved Lucy in her quest to bring down Victor. There was a knock at the door and Valentin answered. Outside, a young boy named Antoine indicated he had information for Valentin.  Anna and Valentin invited him in. Antoine spoke in French and told Valentin and Anna that his father had been complaining about the American woman who would not stop speaking. Antoine said that the woman had uttered the words “Ciao” and “Ta” often. Anna and Valentin realized the woman he spoke of was Lucy.

Valentin thanked Antoine and gave him money for the information and asked him to remain quiet about their meeting. Antoine said that he had never met Valentin.  Valentin and Anna smiled and bid Antoine goodbye. After he left, Valentin and Anna realized that Antoine was the son of one of Victor’s men. Anna and Valentin were thrilled to know that Lucy was alive and still putting up a fight. They spoke of how to rescue Lucy. Valentin said that perhaps they could use the sewer system to gain access to Victor’s compound. Anna believed the catacombs would be of better use to them.

Anna studied the maps of the catacombs and realized that the location of Victor’s prison for Lucy was a veritable fortress and not easily accessed by any means. Valentin suggested that there were many areas of the catacombs not reflected in the blueprints or on any map.  He said that there still might be a way to reach Lucy and they both agreed they would make an attempt to free Lucy from Victor’s men.

At GH, Victor visited Esme. Victor spoke to Esme as if she was faking her amnesia, but Esme had no clue who he was. Victor told Esme to call him “Uncle Victor.”  He manipulated Esme into thinking that he was there to make sure she received the best of care and representation because she was carrying the “next Cassadine heir.”  Victor was obviously surprised that Esme had a genuine case of memory loss.

Esme said that given the awful things she stood accused of, it might be better if she never regained her memory. Victor asked Esme what she planned to do after leaving the hospital. Esme replied that she would go to court and hoped to avoid prison.

At that point, Martin entered. Victor reminded Martin and Esme that the police had no physical evidence to tie Esme to any of the hook killings. Martin grew angry, and asked to speak to Victor outside the room. Martin called Victor an “unrepentant sociopath,” and conversation became heated when Martin spoke of Lucy. Martin issued a veiled threat by implying that he didn’t know if he would be able to fully concentrate on Esme’s case because he was so worried about Lucy’s disappearance. He said that Esme might have to have her baby behind bars. Victor asked Martin if he was threatening him. Martin said that he was only stating the facts.  Both men stared at each other with enmity, Martin knowing all too well that Victor was behind Lucy’s disappearance and Victor not doing a very good job of concealing his guilt. Martin walked away from Victor knowing he had the upper hand now that he was Esme’s only hope of being exonerated.

Later, Victor placed a call to a henchman named Gavin in France. Victor asked about their “guest,” and he warned Gavin that Anna and Valentin had still not been located and he feared that they might be headed in his direction.  He ordered the guard to double security.

Heather made her way into Ryan’s cell and was startled when he leapt from his wheelchair and approached her.  Heather told Ryan that her favorite security guard had been fired for stealing.  She revealed her plan to bust Esme out of GH and that they would run from the authorities.  It bothered Heather that Esme had no idea who she was and probably didn’t even know her name.  Ryan confirmed that Esme had no clue who Heather was.  This further angered Heather, who despite Ryan’s objections said she was carrying out her plan immediately with no delays. Ryan insisted she needed a better plan and to think things through.  She dismissed him and when she left the cell she said that she would “send him a postcard.”

In Willow’s room at the hospital, Willow told Michael that she didn’t want to deliver their baby prematurely. Michael grew angry, and he said that Willow having the baby a month before its due date would not pose a great risk to the baby’s overall health. Michael added that by delaying treatment for the leukemia, Willow was gambling with her life. 

Michael left Willow’s room to go for a walk with Chase, who had come to the hospital to offer their support for Michael. In Willow’s room, Sasha confirmed that she knew that Willow had leukemia. Sasha was floored when Willow said that she had just learned that Nina was her biological mother. Willow sarcastically said that she was “better off with Harmony” as a mother. Sasha asked if Willow was thinking about refusing a transplant merely because Nina was the donor.

Willow believed that Nina would “leverage” her bone marrow as a way to gain visitation with Wiley. Willow claimed that she wouldn’t refuse a transplant from Nina. After Michael returned, Sasha departed.

Alone in the room, Michael apologized for having grown angry with Willow. Willow said that she had decided she would bring their baby into the world if Dr. Randolph thought it was too risky to delay treatment. Michael was relieved, and he told Willow that he loved her. 

At Sonny’s penthouse, Nina kept calling the hospital and asking if she was a bone marrow match for Willow.  She became angry at how long it was taking the lab to perform a “simple blood test.”  Nina was thrilled that she might be able to save Willow.

Nina, who was overcome with emotion and couldn’t stop crying, said that she would never forgive Carly for having kept the truth from her. Sonny admitted that he was “mad as hell” over Carly’s actions. Sonny told Nina that he and Michael had shared a moment the previous night. Sonny said that he had seen a glimpse of the person Michael used to be.  

Nina received a phone call and learned she was a potential bone marrow match donor for Willow.  She shared the news with Sonny, who told Nina that “as long as there is life, there is hope.”

Nina said that she had to get to the hospital and Sonny asked her if she would like him to go with her.  Nina said that she wouldn’t have it any other way.  The two kissed and laughed.

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At the Robinson residence, Trina revealed that she had been in touch with Spencer. Portia lectured Trina about remaining in contact with Spencer. Trina recalled how helpless Esme had seemed when she had approached Trina and Spencer on the Haunted Star on NYE, and she admitted that she did have sympathy for Esme. Trina wondered aloud if it were possible that her amnesia had changed Esme.

Trina said she was ready to move on with her life. Portia asked how letting Spencer back into Trina’s life would help. Trina said that Spencer had been there for her like no one else since Rory’s death. Portia then began blasting the entire Cassadine family. She claimed that she had tried to keep an open mind about Nikolas, but then immediately started picking apart Nikolas and Victor in particular. Portia very condescendingly added that Spencer was a convicted felon.

Trina said that one day she hoped they could see eye to eye on Spencer but she added that this was not a necessity because Spencer was her friend and she called the shots in her life.  She made it clear she was disgusted with Portia’s actions and words and retired for the night to her bedroom.

Curtis entered the room carrying both he and Portia a glass of wine. Portia asked if he had overheard her conversation with Trina.  Curtis said that he had heard most of it. Portia vowed that Spencer wouldn’t become a habit. “Not if I have anything to say,” Portia said.

At Sonny’s penthouse, Alexis visited Spencer.  She and Spencer discussed Esme’s claim to have memory loss, and he was still heartbroken at the loss of Britt. Alexis said that whatever Spencer decided about the baby it was imperative that he not hold an innocent child to blame for their family problems. Spencer said he would never hold a grudge against an innocent baby, but he was concerned that Esme might take the baby far away from Port Charles. Alexis nixed that idea, when she told Nikolas that his father was resigned to have total custody of the child.  When she told Spencer about the conversation she had with Nikolas about custody of the baby and how Nikolas didn’t want Esme anywhere near his child because she was unstable.  Spencer paused and said, “pot meet kettle.”  Alexis agreed and told him she had reiterated that point to Nikolas as well.

Alexis wanted Spencer to tell her about anyone that might have been loyal enough (other than the psychopath Ryan Chamberlain) to Esme to kill those people she regarded as threats to Esme and her child. Spencer recalled that Sam had looked into Maggie, Esme’s nanny, whose last whereabouts had been in London. Spencer told Alexis that Maggie had warned Esme in a letter not to have anything to do with her birth father. Alexis thanked Spencer for the scoop.

At the Port Charles Police Station, Jordan asked Dante for a lead on the hook killer. Soon afterward, Josslyn appeared. Dante, Jordan, and Robert started to formally question Josslyn about her encounter with the hook attacker. Dante showed Josslyn a grainy photo that he said had been taken 15 minutes before Britt had called in the attack on New Year’s Eve. Jordan asked if it was Josslyn’s life that Britt had saved. Before Josslyn could say anything, Diane arrived and ended the interview by looking at Josslyn and saying, “not another word.”

Diane, Robert, and Jordan were pushed out of the interrogation room so that Diane could confer with Josslyn. Diane soon reappeared and said Josslyn was prepared to give a statement. In the statement, Josslyn admitted that she had been on the pier during the night of the attack and that someone had attacked her with a knife. Josslyn claimed that during the night of the attack, she hadn’t seen anything that could help the police. Dante asked if the attacker had looked pregnant, and Josslyn said she couldn’t recall.  Josslyn said there was no need for this interrogation style meeting, she told Dante if she could have helped the police in any way she would have come to Dante on her own.  Dante agreed.

Dante asked Diane for permission to speak to Josslyn alone, and Diane asked Josslyn sho said that it would be fine. Alone in the interrogation room, Josslyn self-righteously claimed that Dante had “ambushed” her, and she gloated that she had “learned from the best” to not talk to the police. “Yeah, you did,” Dante said. So, what was the family emergency?” Dante asked Josslyn.

At the hospital, Drew told Michael that Nina was Willow’s birth mother. Michael was livid and his face did not hide his disgust and exasperation. Drew tried to console Michael and to remind Michael that the important thing now was to get Nina tested for the bone marrow donor registry.  Michael begrudgingly agreed and returned to Willow’s room.

In the hospital chapel, Carly said that Nina might be the only person who could help Willow. “Nelle isn’t your only daughter. Willow is, too,” Carly told a confused Nina. Nina became her typical self-righteous self and demanded answers from Carly, who explained that years earlier, Nina had given birth to twin daughters under medical supervision. “So, if Willow was Nelle’s twin, you’re saying that Madeline handed Willow off to…” Nina said. “Harmony. Your mother gave the baby to Harmony,” Carly answered without any doubt in her mind.

Carly admitted that Harmony had suspected that Nina was Willow’s mother on the night that Harmony had died. Carly later added that she knew for a fact that Nina was Willow’s biological mother, and she admitted that she had proof. Carly admitted that she had run a DNA test on both Nina and Willow and that the results were conclusive. This made Nina angrier as she accused Carly of stealing her DNA and then conducting an unauthorized DNA test without her knowledge or consent.  Carly said that none of this mattered because what was done was done; and that Nina and Willow were mother and daughter.

Nina remained skeptical that Carly was telling the truth, but Carly pleaded with her that now was not the time for doubts. Nina needed to be tested. Nina flashed back to a series of conversations and run-ins with Willow through the years. Carly continued to plead with Nina, who grew visibly angry. Nina rushed to the door of the chapel, but she turned to look at Carly again. “You made me feel like the scum of the earth for a year. You kept saying over and over how I was wrecking your family. What about my family? How could you keep me away from my child?” Nina said as her voice started to give out.

Carly said that Nina could lash out at her after Nina had been tested. “Don’t tell me what to do, Carly! Go to hell… you selfish bitch! I’m gonna go save my daughter,” Nina yelled. Slamming the chapel door.  Carly looked absolutely wrecked.

Sonny sat with Willow in Willow’s room. Sonny told an unconscious Willow that she was tough and that Michael would get her the best of care. Sonny said he wished he could take care of both Willow and Michael.

Sonny continued to praise Willow, and he thanked her for having never lost hope in repairing his relationship with Michael. Just then, Michael entered the room.  Sonny explained to Michael that Josslyn had to leave and that she had asked Sonny to stay in the room with Willow so that she would not be alone. Michael said he appreciated Sonny having stayed with Willow. Sonny left to give Michael and Willow space. Alone with Willow, Michael whispered that he needed Willow, and he pressed his face against her hand. Willow awoke, and she asked what had happened. Michael recalled that Willow had passed out and had been brought by ambulance to GH.

Willow recalled that Nina had been in the gatehouse with Wiley. Michael confirmed that Wiley had seen Willow pass out, and he said they would explain everything to Wiley. Willow surmised that there was something Michael wasn’t telling her, and she asked what was wrong. Michael said that what he had to say was about Nina. Willow coldly remarked that she never wanted to hear Nina’s name again.

Just then, Nina entered the room. Willow demanded that Nina leave. “I’m sorry, but your life may depend on me,” Nina said still reeling from the news herself.

Outside Willow’s room, Sonny chatted with Drew. Sonny was surprised that Drew hadn’t known about Willow’s diagnosis until recently. “Can I ask you a question? Carly’s in the chapel right now with Nina instead of Michael and Willow. Do you know anything about that?” Sonny asked Drew.

Drew remained tight-lipped, and he said that it wasn’t his place to share why Carly had wanted to speak to Nina. Sonny “suggested” that Drew tell him the truth. After leaving the chapel, Carly appeared. Carly told Sonny to “back off.”

“What’s going on, Carly?” Sonny asked directly.


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Nina continued going through the box of items that she and Liesl had retrieved from Britt’s office. She picked up the Doctor of the Year award and held it close to her chest. She then began to sort through papers, but was interrupted by Ava returning home.  She told Ava that she had to separate the things that belonged to the hospital from Britt’s personal possessions. Nina also told Ava that Liesl was napping in Nina’s bedroom and that Nina felt like she had not been able to console Liesl in the way she had hoped.  She told Ava that Liesl wouldn’t eat and Nina was growing increasingly concerned. 

Ava said that it was admirable that Nina wanted to take care of her aunt.  But, quickly added that Nina needed to consider taking a minute for some self-care. Nina told Ava how nice it had been getting to know Britt when she returned to Port Charles and that she just couldn’t believe that Britt was gone. Their chat continued on the sofa and Nina revealed to Ava that Britt had Huntington’s disease at the time of her death. 

Nina asked about Esme’s return and Ava’s face shifted to sheer disgust as she remarked that Esme was full of surprises. Ava told Nina that Esme was pregnant and Nikolas was the father. Nina was horrified, and Ava told Nina she didn’t believe there was a word for how angry she was. Ava announced her plan to get divorced as quickly as possible and she stated that if her plan was successful there would be a small reward for Nina.

Ava told Nina she planned on taking Wyndemere for herself. She maintained that she had leverage now with Nikolas’ infidelity and out-of-wedlock child. Ava flashed back to Nikolas’ confession of killing Esme (although she did not reveal it to Nina). Nina had grown accustomed to having Ava around and said that she would actually miss her. They laughed about that, and Ava confessed that she felt the same way. Ava grabbed Nina’s hands, and they agreed that they depended on each other. “You go get ’em,” Nina ordered. Nina also reminded Ava that her bedroom would not be going anywhere.

As Alexis walked into Kelly’s, she told someone on the phone that she would have to reschedule, something had come up, with her family. Just as she ended the call, Nikolas arrived and heard the word “family.” They sat down at a side table, against the wall and Nikolas announced that he needed legal advice, even if it was unofficial. Alexis inquired as to why Nikolas wasn’t using Martin. Nikolas said that Martin was defending Esme from criminal prosecution. Alexis found that humorous and wished him “good luck with that.” He then told her that he was the father of Esme’s baby, and Alexis was mortified. As Nikolas told her that he wanted full custody of the baby, Alexis continued to look at him in disbelief.

Alexis explained that Sam had been taken from her and she would never help someone to take another child away from its mother. She reminded Nikolas that his record as a parent was also lacking. Nikolas said that he would not repeat the errors of the past.  Alexis said the only reason he wanted custody of the unborn baby was to attempt to make up for his horrible mistakes with Spencer. Nikolas insisted that Spencer had cut ties with Nikolas, for good reason. But, Nikolas claimed that he had a responsibility to the unborn child. Alexis insisted that things simply do not work like that, and the parent had to take care of the child because it was their responsibility. Nikolas said that he wanted to protect the new baby from Esme. Alexis promised to find Nikolas an attorney with a good record on child custody cases, but she insisted that he not give up on Spencer as part of the agreement.

Spencer and Sonny walked into Wyndemere and were immediately met by Victor. Sonny said that Spencer would be living with him. “Like hell he is,” Victor responded. Spencer announced that the original date to remain in Victor’s care had passed.  Spencer added that if it were just Victor living at Wyndemere, he would consider staying but that he could not be in the presence of his father after everything that had happened.  Spencer waited for Victor’s response. “Go get your things,” Victor said.  Victor then turned to Sonny and offered him a seat in the living room which Sonny politely refused.  Victor said that he hoped Sonny would do the family a favor.  “Not even when hell freezes over,” Sonny replied. Victor insisted that he was willing to set his pride aside, but Sonny acknowledged that he was only there for Spencer. Victor said that he had hoped to reunite his family, and he hoped that Sonny would use his influence to help reconcile Spencer and Nikolas.

Sonny asked Victor if he thought that it was in Spencer’s best interest to be around Nikolas. He added that Nikolas had the opportunity to be a father. Victor replied that Nikolas was incapable of repairing Spencer’s trust, but he loved Spencer. Victor had hoped to use Sonny’s fractured relationship with Michael as leverage to achieve his point.  But, Sonny wasn’t having it. Victor stated that Sonny and Mike had repaired their relationship, and he wanted Sonny to give Spencer the same chance. Sonny maintained that both people have to be willing to work at it and want it and in this case, Nikolas wouldn’t work for it and Spencer no longer wanted the relationship.

Spencer returned with a small bag. Both Victor and Sonny found it odd that Spencer’s belongings fit inside this tiny bag. Spencer said that he had bumped into Demetrius, who had volunteered to have the rest of Spencer’s things sent to Sonny’s. He noted that Demetrius had headed back up to the North Tower.  “Not the North Tower, it’s closed,” Victor replied.  Spencer said that he had watched Demetrius ascend the stairs himself. Victor looked like he was up to something as Sonny and Spencer exited.

At General Hospital, Michael and Willow rode the elevator to the 3rd floor for their meeting with Dr. Randolph. Willow was excited about the bone marrow transplant donor. She remarked that normally when they got on the hospital elevators, she was overcome with a feeling of dread.  That was not the case on this particular day.

Martin attempted to bar Jordan and Dante from questioning Esme. Martin took the issue to Terry who was standing at the nurses station with Elizabeth. He said that his patient was in no condition for questioning and demanded that Terry intercede. Terry said that as long as Esme’s neurologist had signed off on it she saw no problem with Esme answering questions from the police. As Terry was speaking, Finn stepped off the elevator onto the 10th floor, and Terry asked him to double-check with Esme’s neurologist and then to monitor her condition as the police questioned her. 

Terry was upset that she had to immediately catch up on all the work that Britt was overseeing. She couldn’t understand how Britt could be gone, and she and Elizabeth talked about how much Britt had changed. Terry cried, and Elizabeth offered to be there if she wanted to talk. Terry said that she and Britt had made a good team. Elizabeth agreed. Then, Terry received a notification that her next patient was waiting. Terry thanked Elizabeth for being a good friend.

Terry arrived, and she, Michael, and Willow sat around her desk. Willow extended her condolences. Terry revealed that if Britt were there she would want to concentrate on patient care and get right down to business.  She reviewed Willow’s lab work and looked concerned.  She said that Willow’s numbers weren’t where the doctors wanted them to be, and the chemo hadn’t worked as they’d hoped. However, she did say that the baby was healthy and strong. Terry wanted to schedule the transplant as soon as possible, and she suggested that with Willow being eight months pregnant, the baby should be delivered first. She left the room so that Michael and Willow could discuss it, but Willow wasn’t sure she wanted to deliver the baby early.

Michael did his best to reassure Willow until Terry returned with bad news. She announced that donors always needed a physical, and Willow’s donor had not been cleared by her doctor for the procedure. She said that a search for a donor would be resumed immediately and Michael asked her about other treatments.  “We have to consider them,” Terry said.  She reiterated that they needed to buy time to find Willow another donor.

Jordan, Dante, Martin, and Finn stood in front of Esme’s bed. Dante scrolled through photos of Cameron, Josslyn, Trina, and Oz, on his phone. Esme maintained that she didn’t recognize anyone. She grew agitated, and Martin asked Jordan to end the interrogation, which the commissioner did.

As everyone else left, Martin assured Esme that he knew how to have her set free. He asked Esme the location of where she had been hiding.

In the corridor, Dante and Jordan believed they could charge Esme with the revenge porn and that alone would carry a sentence.  But, Dante didn’t believe Esme could have committed the murders.  He said the evidence was leading them down a different path. Dante thought they needed to find out where Esme had been hiding out for months.

Elizabeth ran into Finn at the nurses’ desk, and he stuttered that he was only there to pick up a chart. Elizabeth stated that she had something to tell him, but was interrupted by Jordan and Dante.

Jordan wanted a statement regarding Elizabeth and Esme. Elizabeth said that she had already given a statement to the police and that nothing had changed. She maintained that she had been surprised to see that Esme was pregnant in the hospital.  She said that it had been too dark at the pier to see on the night she first encountered Esme on the docks. Dante noted that no one in any of the attacks had mentioned the attacker as being pregnant. Jordan revealed that they didn’t think Esme was the killer, and Dante thought it would be helpful to know where Esme had been hiding and why. Finn said that he thought that Wyndemere should be checked again and this time, thoroughly.

Back at the penthouse, Ava hoped that Nina would stop by Wyndemere whenever Sonny had to transport Avery. She was amused that Nina was with Avery’s father. Sonny arrived, and he told Ava that Spencer would be living with him for a while. Ava felt bad for Spencer, and she disclosed that Spencer had apologized to her. Ava also announced to Sonny that she was going to take Wyndemere in the divorce and she rushed off to talk with her lawyer. 

Sonny took off his coat and sat down, while Nina rushed off to the kitchen to fix them drinks.When Nina returned with the drinks, she found Sonny staring at one of the papers from Britt’s box which had been on the table in front of him. She knew that something was wrong.  “Is everything alright?” Ava asked.  Sonny replied simply, “No.”

Nikolas was greeted by Victor when he returned to Wyndemere. Victor, holding up a slightly burned Christmas ornament, demanded that Nikolas tell him what had been going on in the North Tower.

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At GH, Nina looked through Britt’s belongings as she packed up Britt’s office. Sonny arrived, and he asked how she and Liesl were doing. Nina said that she was fine, but that she hadn’t been able to locate Liesl since she arrived. Sonny then asked how Liesl seemed to be coping.  Nina then explained to Sonny that she had received a text message from Liesl asking her to meet Liesl in Britt’s office, but when Nina arrived she couldn’t find Liesl anywhere.  Sonny quickly asked Nina if Liesl was aware that Esme was in custody and being treated at General Hospital. Nina’s face went from concern to panic as she and Sonny rushed out of Britt’s office en route to locate Liesl.

In Esme’s room at GH, Esme asked what Liesl wanted. Liesl told her she was there to exact revenge on her for killing her daughter the previous night. Liesl produced a syringe and when Esme screamed, Liesl gagged her with a cloth. Esme and Liesl struggled and Liesl promised Esme if she continued putting up a fight she would make her death “exquisitely painful.”  Esme quickly realized she was in no condition to fight off an assault, so she pushed back her hospital table, revealing her pregnancy.  “You’re pregnant?” Liesl asked. Liesl briefly paused to think. But, she said that her pregnancy would not save Esme. She told Esme that her death would be far more merciful than Britt’s was.  She injected Esme with the contents of the syringe.  Seconds later, Nina entered the hospital room and asked Liesl what she had done. 

Liesl told Nina that she had injected Esme with a sedative, she then began smothering Esme with a pillow. This prompted an immediate response from Nina. Nina and Liesl fought over the pillow. Nina, trying very hard to keep the noise controlled because of the guard outside the door, pleaded with Liesl to stop.  Nina said that this was not what Britt would have wanted.  Nina then asked if Liesl would kill a mother and her child for revenge.  Liesl said that she had no intention of killing the baby and made an evil grin. Nina then changed tactics and asked if Liesl wanted to spend the rest of her life in prison. Liesl said that she didn’t care. “Well, I care,” Nina pleaded. She added that James, Maxie, Scott, they would all be devastated if Liesl threw her entire life away in a simple act of rage.  Nina continued to beg Liesl to take a moment and reassess.  Nina said that Liesl was not thinking clearly.  Liesl seemed to calm a bit, although she showed no remorse for what she had done.  Nina was able to convince her to leave the room quickly.  The two stepped out of the room while the guard was distracted and onto an elevator, and quickly descended from the 10th floor.

Sonny appeared at the 10th floor nurses’ station, and asked Elizabeth if she had seen Liesl. Elizabeth said that she hadn’t seen Liesl since the previous night at the Haunted Star

Nikolas then approached Sonny and wanted to know if Sonny had spoken to Spencer. Sonny asked Nikolas to try speaking to his son himself.  Nikolas told Sonny that he was only asking because Spencer was not taking his calls and that he didn’t want Spencer to hear of Britt’s death from a stranger or through the media. Nikolas then admitted to Sonny that Esme was pregnant, and that he was the baby’s father. Sonny lunged at Nikolas and began punching him.  However, the altercation was quickly contained by a guard and Nikolas declined to file charges.

Afterwards, Sonny left the hospital so that he could find Spencer and deliver the news of Britt’s death personally. 

Elizabeth asked what had happened to Nikolas, who revealed that Sonny had punched him. Nikolas added that he had admitted to Sonny that he had sex with Esme and that she was carrying his baby. “Do you have a death wish?” Elizabeth asked.

Elizabeth scolded Nikolas for trying to stand near Esme’s door. Elizabeth said that Esme had no reason to fake amnesia, that she held all the leverage and could easily bury the two of them. Elizabeth told Nikolas that Esme had not recognized her, but she feared seeing Nikolas could trigger the return of her memory.  Elizabeth grew increasingly angry, and then replied with something she knew would get Nikolas’ attention.  If you go to prison, Victor will love nothing more than to mold another Cassadine into his image (speaking of Spencer). “That cannot happen,” Nikolas said defiantly. Elizabeth then said that Nikolas needed to pull it together and insisted that he not make any more asinine attempts to enter Esme’s room.  Elizabeth insisted that they “hold tight” and buy themselves more time.  

Later, Elizabeth entered Esme’s room. Esme grabbed her arm, and begged Elizabeth not to hurt her. Esme asked where that horrible woman was and what she intended to do to her.  Elizabeth insisted that Esme was safe in the hospital and that it sounded as if she was recalling events from a bad dream.

In the kitchen of Carly’s mansion, Josslyn was shaken when she entered the room and saw Carly with Dex. Dex told Josslyn that Britt had been attacked by the hook after her party.  Dex was clearly trying to maintain their secrecy in front of Carly. He informed Josslyn that Britt had intervened in an attack that was already in progress and that Britt was not the intended target.  Dex told her that the person who was targeted got away. Josslyn said that sounded terrible and said that it was fortunate that no one was hurt.  Dex and Carly exchanged a look of sadness.  Josslyn saw it, and asked if Britt was OK. Carly crossed the room to hold Josslyn’s hands. Carly said, “No she’s not okay.” Carly told Josslyn that Britt had died as a result of the attack.  She explained that the hook had scratched Britt and that the hook had been laced with poison.  Josslyn burst into tears and said that she was the reason Britt had died. Carly was clearly shaken by her daughter’s words. Josslyn then told Carly the whole truth, that she was the intended target and that Britt had simply gotten in the way trying to defend her.

Carly was in shock. She asked Josslyn why she hadn’t remained on the docks with Britt until the police came. Carly also wanted to know why Britt would tell the police that she didn’t know the identity of the person who got away. Dex said they had convinced Britt to let them leave because he had been carrying an unregistered gun that Sonny had given him. At that point Josslyn told Dex that she needed to speak to her mother alone. Dex resisted, but Josslyn walked him out. Dex said that he felt as though he should stay and face Carly with her. Josslyn said that wouldn’t be necessary.  Josslyn told Dex that her only regret about the previous night was that they had left Britt alone.

Back in the kitchen, Josslyn told Carly the entire story.  She had been on the way to Britt’s party and was attacked on the docks.  She said that she couldn’t run because she was in heels and that Britt had saved her. She told Carly that Dex had also arrived on the docks as Britt struggled with the killer and Dex had fired a single shot. She said that was the main reason they had left.  Carly wanted to know if Dex had actually hit the killer.  Josslyn said that there was no way to be sure.  Josslyn swore to Carly that Britt was fine when they left her and that no one, not even Britt, was aware that she had been scratched with the hook. Carly knew that Josslyn would never have left Britt if she had known.  Carly was overcome with emotion that the killer had come that close to Josslyn and she kept repeating, “Thank God you’re alive.”

Josslyn also told Carly that she had gone from Dex’s apartment straight to Kelly’s, to speak to Cameron. She told Carly that she had broken up with Cameron. She began to cry again when she told Carly that Cameron was “so hurt.” This clearly affected Carly as she grabbed for Josslyn’s hand.  Josslyn said that after the attack, it became clear to her that she could not put off the conversation with Cameron any longer.  Josslyn felt she had to tell Cameron the truth—they had grown apart and that she did not want to continue in the relationship.  Josslyn said that Cameron absolutely deserved that from her. Carly reached for Josslyn, and they hugged.

Arriving back at Nina’s penthouse, an exhausted Liesl said that she just wanted to get some rest.  Nina said that was a good idea and told Liesl to sleep in her room and she would be there in the living area if Liesl needed anything.  Nina discovered a trophy and a photograph of Britt and Brad in the box of Britt’s stuff. Underneath the photo and the trophy, was a close-up of a document from Dr. Terry Randolph detailing the chemotherapy treatment being received by Willow Tait. Nina grabbed the trophy and held it to her chest, but she did not notice the document.

At Kelly’s Diner, Spencer ordered coffee and then remarked that Cameron looked like he felt.  Cameron simply said that he had not gotten any sleep and that he was not scheduled to work that day but someone had called in sick.

Spencer told Cameron that Esme had been found and that she was pregnant. Spencer added that Nikolas had slept with Esme months earlier, and he also stated that Esme claimed to have near total memory loss. Cameron asked if Nikolas knew that Esme was pregnant before she went into hiding.  Spencer said that he wasn’t sure but that he definitely got the feeling that Nikolas knew before the previous night’s events.

Cameron asked if Spencer thought Esme was faking her memory loss. Spencer said he wouldn’t put it past her, but he added that he, Cameron, Trina, and Josslyn should get together to figure out what to do next. Cameron said that Spencer would have to meet with Trina and Josslyn separately. Spencer demanded to know what Cameron was not telling him. “Joss and I broke up,” Cameron said. Spencer immediately asked if their breakup had been caused by Dex.

Cameron asked what Spencer wasn’t telling him. He wanted to know why Spencer would immediately think that the breakup with Josslyn anything to do with Dex. Spencer asked Cameron to excuse him, then said that after the night he had just had, he didn’t have a lot of faith in others. As Spencer was speaking, Sonny entered Kelly’s. Spencer greeted him and Sonny said that he had been looking for Spencer. Sonny pulled up a chair, Cameron started to get up, but Sonny asked him to say.  Sonny then told Cameron and Spencer that Britt had been attacked by the hook killer and had died from her injuries.

Spencer was heartbroken, his face frozen, he kept insisting that it must be a mistake. Sonny said that it was no mistake. Spencer stood up, and told Sonny and Cameron he just needed a minute to himself. Spencer started up the stairs at Kelly’s but sat down before ascending them.  He then began to cry. 

Spencer returned, and Dex entered the diner. Dex approached Sonny, who told Dex to give him a minute. Cameron gave Dex a stringent stare and then he stood up and returned to work.

Spencer poured out his heart to Sonny. He asked if Britt had been alone and Sonny quickly replied that she was with her mother when she passed. Spencer was relieved that Britt had not been alone. Spencer then told Sonny that he couldn’t bear the thought of returning to Wyndemere to face Nikolas and Victor. Sonny said there was an “easy fix,” and he invited Spencer to come home with him. Spencer left the diner with Sonny and Dex.  As they left, Dex and Cameron made eye contact and held the awkward stare for several seconds.

In the stables on the Quartermaine estate, Willow told Michael that she believed her strength was returning following her first round of chemo, and she vowed to continue to fight the leukemia. 

Drew entered the stables and remarked that Willow and Michael seemed to be doing better. Willow asked how the search for her parents had progressed.

Drew asked if Willow had ever heard of a man named Josiah, at the commune in Colorado. Willow replied “Yes!.”  She then revealed that Harmony had taken her to visit someone named Josiah after they had left the commune. Willow said she couldn’t remember much about the actual visit, but did recall it being her first time on an airplane. She remembered that Harmony had given her chewing gum to make her ears pop to relieve the air pressure.  

Willow asked Drew if he thought that Josiah would be able to identify her birth parents.  Drew said that he couldn’t be sure, but it was definitely a step in the right direction. Drew wanted to make sure that Michael and Willow were not losing hope that they would be able to locate her birth parents. Willow vowed that she was determined to stay alive to see Wiley and her unborn daughter grow up together.  

After making that comment, Willow received a call from Dr. Terry Randolph, who said that Willow had been matched with a bone marrow donor. Willow told Michael and Drew the news and then exclaimed, “I’m going to live!”  Drew smiled, and Michael and Willow embraced.

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Curtis met Portia at Haven Bistro. He told Portia that Trina had called him and was concerned about her mother’s safety after Britt’s death. Portia talked about all the bad things their family had been through. She was still reeling from Britt’s death. She told Curtis that she had admired Britt not only as a boss, but as a doctor and colleague. Curtis, wanting to shift the conversation away from talk of the past,  presented Portia with a calathea plant he’d gotten at the florist. He told Portia they symbolized new beginnings. Portia and Curtis both looked forward to the day when they would be wed.

Felicia arrived at the stables, looking very somber in search of Cody. She told him that Mac had been trying to reach him, and she burst into tears as she told him of Britt’s death. She advised him of exactly what the police knew. Cody said that life had never cut Britt a break. Felicia implied that this was something they both he and Britt had in common, and it was no surprise that they had enjoyed each other’s company for a while. Cody regretted that he had not simply been honest with Britt. He told Felicia that now Britt would never know the truth, that all he really wanted was Britt.  He thanked Felicia for coming to deliver the news in person. She said for him to thank Mac, because Mac had insisted that someone personally go to the Quartermaine’s to give Cody the news. She asked Cody if she could hug him and he said of course.  They shared a hug and then Felicia left.  Cody looked crushed and clearly felt alone.

Heather entered Ryan’s room at Spring Ridge, and he demanded to know where she’d been the night before. She said she had gone out for a bit of fresh air. Ryan commented that Britt had been killed by the Hook, and he realized that Heather was the killer. Heather said that someone had to protect their daughter from the killer. Ryan told Heather that she needed to confess so that their daughter could go free. Heather refused the idea, but insisted that she had done everything a mother could do to protect Esme.

Ryan then informed Heather that their little girl was going to have a baby.  Heather was thrilled and couldn’t wait to become a grandmother.

Outside of Britt’s room in the Metro Court, a reporter asked hounded Maxie with questions about Britt’s death. Brad appeared, yelling at the man, and Nina demanded that he leave the hotel or she would have him physically removed. He snapped a few photos as she pushed him, and he was gone. She thanked Maxie and Brad for meeting her there and informed them that the funeral home needed something for Britt to wear. Brad commented that Britt would love to hear people talking about her like a hero, and he suddenly got angry that she was gone. Maxie reminded him of how Britt had wanted them to be friends, and she suggested that they honor Britt that way by choosing her last outfit together.

The three of them entered Britt’s hotel room and found it empty.  The closets were also empty.  Nina made some calls and found out that Britt had her clothes sent to her destination and the rest of her things were put into the hospital’s charity donation bins.  Maxie and Brad were beside themselves.  Why would Britt have done such a thing?  They couldn’t understand it.  They spoke and questioned each other about Britt’s motives until Nina finally broke her silence.  She told them that Liesl had told her that Britt had late stage Huntington’s disease.  Maxie and Brad were speechless.  They showed a momentary moment of unity but that quickly dissolved into an argument over what type of outfit they would have Britt buried in.

Austin entered Britt’s office and found a crying Liesl packing Britt’s things. Austin advised LIesl that he would handle the packing.  He said that he would make sure what belonged to the hospital was returned to the hospital and what was personal would be forwarded to Liesl.  She thanked him for his birthday gift to Britt, and she asked Austin if Britt had been loved, to which Austin responded, “yes she was.” Austin chose to believe that Britt had changed her mind about leaving for good, and Liesl realized that Britt had planned on going away to die. Austin was sorry that Liesl had to hear that news from him.

Austin mentioned the incredible last week Britt had, including delivering a baby at the Quartermaine mansion and throwing an epic birthday party, all culminating in saving a life. He was sad that she was gone, but he believed that she’d picked a “badass way to go.” He then he made the mistake of mentioning that Esme had been admitted and was being held by the police there at General Hospital. After Austin left, Liesl picked up Britt’s lab coat with her badge on it.

Minutes later Nina entered Britt’s empty office. She responded to a text from Liesl, telling Nina to meet Liesl in Britt’s office.  “Where are you?” Nina responded to the original message.

At GH, Esme awoke and asked Elizabeth to remove the restraints.  Elizabeth said that she was not allowed to do that. Elizabeth asked Esme if she could remember anything at all. But, Esme said all she remembered was waking up in the hospital. 

There was a knock at the door, and Dr. Kevin Collins entered. “I remember your face,” Esme said, but when Kevin introduced himself, she didn’t recognize his name. Kevin asked to be left alone with his new patient.

Kevin said he would explain how Esme knew his face, even though she did not know him, if she would answer some basic questions.  Kevin asked Esme if she recalled her name, where she had been, how she ended up in the water? She could not answer these questions. Kevin then asked her if she knew Spencer or Nikolas Cassadine.  She said she did not. Kevin then mentioned that Esme had previously cared for his brother Ryan, but as he was speaking they were interrupted when Martin barged into the room and demanded that Kevin “cease and desist” his questioning of his client by order of a Port Charles County judge. Martin advised Esme that he was her lawyer, and from that moment on she was to speak to no one but him. Kevin said, “far be it for me to disagree with the judge,” and he left. Martin asked Elizabeth for privacy, but Esme didn’t want her to go. Esme said that Elizabeth was the only one that had been very kind to her since she arrived. Esme asked about what she had supposedly done, and Martin mentioned a list of crimes, ending in murder and Esme appeared to briefly lose consciousness.

Elizabeth asked Martin for a minute with Esme, so he left the room.  Elizabeth advised Esme to simply rest and concentrate on her health and her baby.

Later, Esme was alone in her room and a doctor entered. Esme asked if she could have something stronger to help her sleep. The doctor closed the door and turned around, it was Liesl.  She said, “yes, that can be arranged.”

At the PCPD, Nikolas asked for a phone call, as he didn’t want Spencer to find out from anyone else about Britt’s death. Dante interrogated Nikolas about his involvement with Esme, and he suggested that Esme (since she is pregnant) had obviously had help staying hidden. “Who would have more reason to help than the father of her baby?” Dante wondered. Nikolas said that Dante was badgering him because he had nothing on him.  Dante said if that is the case, why are you getting so angry? Nikolas then left the police station because he was not being detained.

Kevin arrived to inform Dante that Martin had been assigned to Esme’s case. Dante doubted the legitimacy of Esme’s amnesia. Kevin said he needed more time to observe her and to consult with a neurologist, but he did believe that she had significant memory loss. He couldn’t say if the condition was short or long term. Dante was having a hard time believing that a pregnant woman could possibly overpower a cop (Rory) and a marine veteran (Brando).  He was determined to unveil the identity of the actual killer and bring them to justice.

Martin and Nikolas had a heated conversation about him being assigned to Esme’s case when Nikolas told him not to blame the judge. Nikolas said that he had pulled strings to have Martin assigned to the case. He then told Martin that Esme was carrying his child and that he knew she would be in good hands with a member of the family. Nikolas promised to double Martin’s normal fee until Esme gave birth, and thereafter triple it. Martin said they had a deal. However, they did not see Elizabeth approaching as Martin agreed to the deal. “Esme is in good hands with Uncle Martin,” Nikolas said.


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GH Update Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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Update written by Shane

At Kelly’s, Dante and Sam enjoy a quiet New Year’s Eve celebration.  

Dex walks in to Kelly’s.  Dante and Sam wish him a Happy New Year.  Dex wishes them the same.  Dante asks Dex how things are working for his father and asked if there is any “residual friction.”  Dex asks why would there be?  Dante tells Dex that he saw his wrists and Dex holds them up and says they are just fine.  Dante says that might be, but Michael was very detailed in his description of what Sonny had done to Dex.  Dante gives Dex the opportunity to amend his statement that Sonny had nothing to do with his injuries.  Dex says that will not be necessary.  He then says, “I guess I will skip the hot chocolate.”  

Britt arrives on the dock and complains because her boat is not waiting to take her to the airport and far away from Port Charles.  She sees the fireworks display go off from Pier 47 and enjoys them.  She remarks how much she loves fireworks.  She recalls Liesl telling her that she never has to be alone.

Dante and Sam’s conversation then turns to whether or not Dante has compromised his badge by treating Sonny differently than he would any other perp.  Sam has finally had enough of the discussion and she asks Dante pointedly, if cops sometimes step away from cases because they have a personal interest in the outcome.  Dante says, all the time.  Sam says have you ever done that.  Dante says yes.  Sam says, have you ever done that in a case your father was involved in.  Dante says absolutely.  Sam finally says, then you haven’t compromised your badge, you have gone out of your way to make sure that your badge and your oath have not been compromised.  

Nearby, the Hook takes a swing at Josslyn and she pushes him away and runs only to fall because she is wearing formal shoes.  The Hook approaches, Josslyn regains her footing and tries to run but the Hook takes another swipe at her, Josslyn, realizing that the Hook is a woman, tries to overpower her and grabs but gets pinned against the wall.  Josslyn screams, “HELP ME!!!!!” Josslyn and the killer struggle over the hook.  Once again, Josslyn breaks free, but the hook punches her in the stomach, and she collapses to the deck of the pier.  The hook approaches, and prepares to finish her.  However, before she can do anything, Britt knocks her down and screams, “back off bitch!”  The hook then focuses her attention on Britt, the killer swipes at Britt but Britt blocks her assault with her handbag.  The hook is able to free the weapon from the handbag and prepares to launch a final blow when she is shot by Dex.  The killer falls to the deck, but quickly rebounds and begins to run. Britt screams for Dex to shoot her again.  But, Dex rushes to Josslyn’s side and asks her if she is injured and if she can walk.  Britt sarcastically says, “I’m fine, Thanks.”  Britt removes her phone from her handbag to call the police but Dex asks her not to, at least until he and Josslyn have made their escape.  

Maxie walks back into the Haunted Star and tells Liesl, “well, that’s it!”  Everyone has headed over to Pier 47 to the see the fireworks.  She says it was a good party if she does say so herself.  Liesl was thrilled that Maxie and Brad did so much for Britt.  Maxie says, “Please, Britt threw her own birthday party, Brad and I just assisted.”  

Carly arrives framed in the doorway of the Haunted Star and asks if she missed the party.  She says she knew she was late but she didn’t think she was that late.  She feigns disappointment.

Liesl and Maxie reminisce about Nathan, Peter and Austin.  Liesl tells Maxie that Nathan was taken far too soon. Maxie remarks what a good man Nathan was.  He was the perfect provider, protector, husband, father and partner. Liesl says that Peter was a horrible person who wanted Maxie to only see the best.  She added that Austin was just not the right man for Maxie.  She agrees. 

After they left the pier, Dex took Josslyn to his apartment. Dex poured them both a glass of scotch, and Josslyn said she owed Dex for having saved her and Britt’s lives. Dex said that Josslyn didn’t owe him anything.

Dex said that he had shot the killer with a gun that Sonny had given him. He also produced a shell casing, and he said there was no evidence to tie the gun back to Sonny.  “Anything to protect the boss, right?” Josslyn snapped. Dex grabbed her and said that he had prayed that Josslyn wouldn’t die when he found her on the docks. Dex added that he had been afraid that he would never get to kiss Josslyn again. The two kissed passionately and slowly began to undress.  The two then had sex on the couch in Dex’s apartment.

The police finally arrive and find Britt on the dock.  They initially don’t believe her claims when she says she was attacked by the Hook killer.  The police say they have had multiple hook sightings already.  Britt then coyly points to the actual Hook which is lying on the deck and asks the police if all the other posers left something like that behind.  The police then take her seriously and order more manpower be brought to bear on the pier and docks, and a perimeter be set up to keep anyone from getting in or out.  The police interrogate Britt.  Britt tells them she was on the dock waiting for a boat, when she heard a struggle and then a scream.  She says she responded and found a young woman in distress.  She tells the police she fought off the killer, and both the killer and the young woman escaped.  The police drill Britt, asking her a series of questions:  who was the victim, where is she, where did she go, was she injured, did she get a good look at the killer and in what direction did the killer run?  Britt tells the police that she doesn’t know.

Drew arrives at the Haunted Star this time, interrupting some tender recollections of Nathan between Maxie and Liesl.  Drew tells Liesl what a wonderful woman Britt is and that she should be so proud of her.  Liesl says that she is proud of her.  

Carly and Drew met up on the pier. Drew asked Carly if she remembered where they were the previous New Year’s Eve? Carly said that they were on the bridge, both mourning Jason. Drew said that he was done focusing on the past and instead wanted to look to the future. Drew added that he saw a great future in Carly’s eyes. Carly returned Drew’s affections and they kissed. Drew produced a bottle of champagne and they shared a toast.

On the deck of the Haunted Star, Spencer and Trina stayed near each other — to give the appearance that they were turning to each other. Spencer was thrilled that Britt had such a wonderful party and he recalled the days when Britt was engaged to Nikolas.  He said that he loved the idea of her being his stepmother because she wasn’t maternal in any way and she said never talked down to him.

Spencer leaned in to kiss Trina. But before they could kiss, they were horrified when they saw an extremely pale Esme in the doorway. Spencer asked where she had been. Esme collapsed before she could answer. Spencer rushed to cover Esme and to check her pulse. Trina said, “she’s pregnant.” Spencer put his coat around Esme, and he said they needed to get Esme to GH.

At Wyndemere, Nikolas brought Elizabeth up to speed on Esme’s escape. Nikolas told Elizabeth that Esme had started a fire and that as he fought the fire she ran passed him and straight out onto the turret.  Elizabeth demanded to know where Esme was at that moment.  Nikolas told Elizabeth that she had gone over the parapet.  Elizabeth didn’t believe Nikolas, it was obvious in her eyes and demeanor.  Nikolas then swore that Esme had raised her hands and fell backwards into the water below.  Nikolas was so upset that Elizabeth realized he was telling the truth.  Nikolas told Esme that he had searched the house, the waters and the shore but there was no sign of her.

Elizabeth grew panicked over the crimes she had committed, but Nikolas said that there was no way she could survive that fall. Elizabeth was adamant that she wouldn’t continue to cover up the crimes that she and Nikolas had committed.

Elizabeth’s phone rang and she took the call, it was Spencer. Spencer told Elizabeth that he and Trina had found Esme on the deck of the Haunted Star. He told Elizabeth she was suffering from hypothermia and that the police had been called and she would soon be in police custody.  Elizabeth, held the phone away from her face and looked at Nikolas as if to say that both of their lives were over.

Later, Dante appeared at the hospital. Dante questioned Spencer and Trina about Esme’s appearance. Elizabeth and Nikolas stepped off the elevator. Dante asked why they had come to the hospital. Spencer explained that since Esme had assaulted Elizabeth that he had called her to let her know that Esme was at GH.  Nikolas said that he had been with Elizabeth at the time she got the call. 

A doctor emerged from Esme’s room in the ER and Dante identified himself and asked if he could have access to Esme’s room to question her. In Esme’s room, the doctor gave Dante a bag of Esme’s belongings which included a Christmas tree ornament. Dante asked Esme if she could tell him what had happened to her.  She seemed to attempt to speak but she was still shivering too violently to speak.

Later, on the docks, the hook reappeared from out of the frigid water, revealing a gash on her right wrist. The attacker took off her mask, revealing the Hook killer to be Heather Webber. 

Back inside the Haunted Star, as Liesl was singing “Happy Birthday”, Britt reappeared and sang the last line – altering the words. Britt said that she had far too many reasons to stay in Port Charles than to leave.  She and Liesl poured themselves a toast of champagne, but before they could drink.  Liesl noticed that Britt’s dress was torn and then quickly thereafter inquired, “are you bleeding?”  Britt didn’t answer and headed toward one of the couches, as she got closer to the couch, she became woozy and then finally collapsed to the floor.

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GH Update Friday, December 30, 2022

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Michael and Willow began their New Year celebration very low key after putting Wiley to bed. Willow felt sorry for Wiley that he never could quite make it to midnight.  Michael remarked that it was already midnight in London and the two shared a laugh. Michael and Willow toasted with cider this year rather than Willow’s drink of choice, champagne; and they looked forward to spending New Year’s Eve together the following year. Willow asked Michael about the possibility that she wouldn’t be around to celebrate next year.

“There was a long time when I was alone, and now my life is so rich and so full beyond anything I could have ever imagined. And most of it came from you,” Willow told Michael. She credited his love, their son and even Michael’s dysfunctional family who live only steps up the driveway.  Michael asked Willow to hold all of those thoughts and left the room.  When he returned, he had his great-grandmother’s wedding ring.  Michael said that the ring rightfully belonged to Willow because neither one of them had wanted to have their marriage annulled.  Michael got down on one knee and asked Willow to marry him.  Willow was thrilled and quickly answered yes, Michael slid the ring onto her finger and the two shared a kiss during the final moment of 2022.

At Wyndemere, Laura asked if Nikolas had fallen so far that Victor was his only way back. Nikolas insisted that he only had himself to blame for his problems. Nikolas said that he felt it had been his life’s work to disappoint Laura. Laura assured Nikolas that nothing he could do would make her stop loving him.

“The Cassadines have been trying to take you away from me since the day you were born, and I am not gonna let them win,” Laura insisted. “Mother, I love you. For fighting for me and for whatever bit of soul that I have left. But it’s not just about me,” Nikolas said.

Nikolas said that he regretted ever returning to Port Charles and that he should have just remained dead.  Laura scolded him for speaking that way and she told him of how heartbreaking it was thinking he was dead.  She also mentioned that she believed that Spencer spirit had been crushed by Nikolas pretending to be dead and that he had never been able to find his way back from it.

Laura told Nikolas that it was never too late for him to start over, and she vowed that she would back Nikolas with every resource she could muster. “If you could have a clean slate….wipe it clean and start over, would you do it?” Laura asked. Nikolas didn’t think that was really possible. Laura emphatically said that it was possible. Laura pleaded with Nikolas, “It is never too late! It can start tonight. All you have to do is decide…do you belong to Victor? Or do you belong to yourself?” Nikolas walked Laura into the foyer at Wyndemere, and he promised he would think about what she had said.  “Throw Victor out. Throw him out, change the locks, and then you stand back and dare him to do his worst. Because you are not just a Cassadine. You are my son, and you are Spencer’s father. And as long as we stick together, we are going to be just fine,” Laura said adamantly.

Laura threw her arms around Nikolas, and she said she loved him.

Upstairs in the tower, Esme set fire to the Christmas tree in her room with the match that Demetrius had mistakenly left her. 

Downstairs, after Laura had left, Nikolas heard the sound of the fire alarm sound. Nikolas rushed upstairs.

By that time, the fire was raging and Esme conceded to the baby that starting the fire might have been a mistake.

Nikolas appeared outside Esme’s door, and he rushed inside the room with a fire extinguisher. As Nikolas began to use the fire extinguisher, Esme ran past Nikolas with her mouth and nose covered and out onto the parapet. 

Esme stood near the edge of the parapet. Nikolas pleaded with Esme not to jump, and he vowed that Esme would live a life of comfort once she got to Cassadine Island. Nikolas asked Esme to take his hand. Instead, Esme stood up on the rail of the parapet with her back facing the freezing waters below.  Nikolas begged Esme to step down from the parapet. Esme turned a cold stare at  Nikolas. “I’ve survived the drop from the parapet once before… and I’ll do it again,” she said. Esme then fell backward. “NO!” Nikolas screamed as Esme fell.  

At the Haunted Star, Britt’s birthday cake was brought in but before she could offer a wish, Austin reminded her that she still had time to change her mind. Britt ignored Austin, and she blew out all but a few candles on her cake. Maxie said that since Britt was new to the whole “birthday party thing,” that she and Brad probably should have explained the rules.  Maxie explained that it is customary to blow out all the candles if you want your wish to come true. Nina immediately noticed that Britt was out of breath and blew out the remaining candles. Brad announced it was time to cut the cake, but when Britt attempted to do so, her hands were trembling too much to complete the task. Terry rushed over and offered to do the honors.

Afterwards, Liesl took the microphone and announced that she planned to perform the song that she had done at the 2014 Nurses Ball which she claimed had “brought the house down.”  

On the deck of the Haunted Star, Elizabeth told Finn that she wasn’t carrying a baby. Elizabeth claimed that she had a miscarriage. Finn said he was sorry for Elizabeth’s loss.  Elizabeth told Finn that she hadn’t told the boys and Finn said that they would never hear it from him. Finn wished Elizabeth a Happy New Year, and he left to go back inside as Terry walked out to find Elizabeth. Terry put her arms around Elizabeth, and the two hugged. Elizabeth said there is so much I would love to tell you.  Terry said, “and when you’re ready, you will.”

On the opposite deck of the Haunted Star, someone hid behind a large crate and watched Spencer and Trina. 

Trina soon heard the sound of jingling, and she asked what Spencer thought the sound had been. Spencer remarked that it had probably been the wind. Just then, a masked person cloaked in black appeared in the background with a hook in their hand. The person raised the hook and it appeared they would attack Spencer. But, Maxie appeared and she loudly demanded that Spencer and Trina step inside because the good stuff was about to get started.

Later, Scott took the stage, and he grabbed the microphone. Sonny jokingly pleaded with Scott not to sing. Scott laughed at Sonny’s joke, and he said there was one thing missing. “Presents?” Britt asked, and the place went crazy with applause.

Maxie took the microphone from Scott, and she said Britt’s closest friends had put together a special birthday present. Britt was handed a gift box by Liesl, which contained a remote control. A giant TV was brought in for everyone to view the video montage. The video showed a series of photos of Britt from her childhood through her adult years. The montage featured photos of Britt with Brad, Maxie, Nina, Finn, Austin, Epiphany and other friends and co-workers at the hospital.

After the video ended, Britt thanked everyone for the video and she whispered a thank you to Austin. Afterwards, Spencer made his way over to Britt, and he introduced Britt to Trina, and he recalled how special Britt had been to him.

Britt “joked” that if Trina was truly Spencer’s friend, Trina would make sure Spencer turned out to be nothing like her. Spencer looked Britt in the eye, and he said he would be proud to become the person that she had become. Britt and Spencer shared a hug, and Britt mouthed to Trina that Spencer was “the best.”

Afterwards, Spencer asked what Britt had said about him over his shoulder. Trina said she “would never tell.”  

Finn started to leave. Austin asked where he intended to go. Finn recalled that you should be with someone you love at midnight, and he announced that he would go home to ring in the New Year with Violet. 

After Finn departed, Britt then put her arm around Austin and thanked him for having kept quiet about her plans to leave during the countdown. 

As 2022 drew to a close, Britt quietly walked out of the Haunted Star as “Auld Lang Syne” started to play over the speakers. 

Elizabeth hugged Terry, and the two wished each other a Happy New Year. They resolved that 2023 had to be better than 2022. Maxie and Brad asked Austin if he had seen Britt. Austin only remarked that Britt knew how to make an exit.

At Kelly’s Diner, Sam told Dante that she preferred to have a quiet evening instead of attending the party on the Haunted Star. Dante was glad that he and Sam were alone in Kelly’s. Their solitude didn’t last long as they were interrupted by Josslyn, who said that she’d gone to Kelly’s to finally talk with Cameron. However, a waitress from behind the bar told Josslyn that Cameron wouldn’t be back until after midnight, and Josslyn started to leave. Dante encouraged Josslyn to join him and Sam at their table, and the three talked about their New Year’s resolutions.

This prompted Josslyn to compare the differences between Dante, whom she regarded as a good man and his father Sonny, who she said every time she thought she had seen his lowest point, he sank even lower. Josslyn went on and on about Sonny which clearly made Dante and Sam uncomfortable.  At some point, the awkwardness caught up with Josslyn, who apologized and said that she should probably get going.

Afterwards, Sam asked if she could make an observation. “I think you’re smart. But being hung up on Sonny, it’s a waste. You have better things to do with your time,” Sam said.

Josslyn thanked Sam. Dante invited Josslyn to watch the fireworks with them, but Josslyn said she wanted to get to Britt’s party before the end of the year. The three hugged, and they wished each other a Happy New Year.

After Josslyn left, Sam and Dante stood outside Kelly’s. Sam admitted that she hadn’t wanted to share Dante with anyone that night, and the two kissed to ring in the New Year.  Dante felt uneasy and asked Sam if he should have driven Josslyn to the Haunted Star.  Sam said that she thought that Sonny had Josslyn under his protection.

Later, Josslyn stood on the deck of the Haunted Star. The hook killer slowly approached Josslyn. The attacker raised the hook, and Josslyn reacted in horror.

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