GH Transcript Thursday, May 16, 2024

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gregory: [Weakly] We are… g-gathered here today to…

[ Clears throat ] …Witness and… uh, celebrate, uh… the…marriage of — of these… two… beautiful young people.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Groans ] Brook — brook lynn and ch-a-ase… are you… …r-ready to enter — enter into the… the holy state of… matr– matrimony?

[ Gregory inhales deeply and groans ]

[ Groans ] Dad?

[ Groans ]

[ Exhales shakily ] Are you okay? Just give him a minute.

[ Gregory groaning ]

[ Gregory groaning ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Can you breathe?

[ Grunts ] Y-yeah. Good. It’s okay. Take all the time you need. Everybody understands. It’s okay.

[ Gregory groans ]

[ Gregory exhales sharply ] Don’t worry about the order. Breathe.

[ Gregory groans ] I can finish this like I promised you. Or we can just wait. Nobody minds. Thank you. As I was saying…

[ Light laughter ] Brook lynn and chase… are you ready to enter into the holy state of matrimony, which is an honorable estate and not one to be entered into lightly but humbly and reverently? Are you willing to take your vows in the presence of this company and in the sight of god?

Brook lynn and chase, please take hands. Harrison, do you take brook lynn to be your lawful wedded wife? Do you promise to love and comfort her, to honor and keep her in sickness and in health… in prosperity and adversity… and, forsaking all others, to be faithful to her for as long as you both shall live? I do. Brook lynn… do you take harrison to be your lawful wedded husband? Do you promise to love and comfort him… to honor and keep him in sickness and in health… in prosperity and adversity… and, forsaking all others, to be faithful to him for as long as you both shall live? I do. Shakespeare wrote… “true love cannot be found where it truly does not exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.” Harrison and brook lynn, your love cannot be hidden. It illuminates you both. May the light of love you see in each other’s eyes today be with you for all the years to come.

Harrison, repeat after me. Actually, dad, I have this memorized and I’m kind of proud of it, so…

[ Laughter ] Okay. I, harrison chase, take you, brook lynn quartermaine, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health… to love and to cherish till death do us part.

[ Exhales sharply ] Brook lynn? I, brook lynn quartermaine, take you, harrison chase, to be my wedded husband… to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health… to love and to cherish until death do us part. Best man, do you have the rings? Yeah.

[ Laughter ] These rings that you present each other are emblems of the union which you this day, declare, and they will henceforth affirm. May they remind you and all others of the bond between you and of the act of faith in which you now partake. Harrison… place this ring on brook lynn’s finger and repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.” Chase: With this ring… I thee wed. You know, some people, they — they just know the first time they lay eyes on each other. It’s like they’re struck by lightning.

[ Chuckles ] That was not us.

[ Laughter ] No, the first time I saw you, I was struck by a bottle that you swung at my head! That bottle is still in evidence lockup. Now it… it’s just evidence of my love for you. You’re a force of nature, brook lynn. You are a tsunami, a tornado, and earthquake all in one — unstoppable, invincible, impossibly beautiful woman. And that love and faith that you have in me… makes me feel invincible, too. And I promise I will bring the strength and love that you inspire in me every single day to our marriage… …to our children. Just as my dad always did for me. I don’t know if anyone’s ever been so lucky to get hit in the head with a bottle. But here I am! At your side. Forever. Gregory: [ Clears throat ] I’m okay. Just…very, very grateful.

Brook lynn… place this ring on harrison’s finger and repeat after me. “With this ring, I thee wed.” With this ring… I thee wed. When I was a little girl, I used to wonder, “what kind of man will I marry?” Being surrounded by so many strong women, they always taught me never to settle, to hold out for the best possible man like they did. So I made myself a list. My groom-to-be had to be… handsome… and strong… and smart. And he had to love music. And he had to love me. Check, check, check, check, and check.

[ Laughter ] But there was one thing I forgot to put on that list. This is a biggie. The husband of my dreams also had to be good. He had to be kind… and patient… and fair… and just…good. And you, chase, are a good man. You literally make the world a better place every single time you leave the house, and you make my world a better place every single time you come home. You keep people safe… and right wrongs… and you do your best to prevent people from making bad decisions, no matter how stubborn they may be. Not gonna mention any names, but it’s me.

[ Laughter ] And even when those baddecisions sometimes happen, you show up with patience… and forgiveness… and always, always love. So I am so grateful I hit you over the head with that bottle!

[ Laughter ] And it was an accident! I don’t know how many times I have to tell you that! So I just hope that, when I need it, you’ll give me your forgiveness. And I promise I will always give you mine. But the promise I make to you today, to love and to cherish you always… it’s the easiest promise I ever made. Even easier to keep. By the power vested in me by the state of new york… I now pronounce you husband and wife. Son, you may kiss your bride.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Cheers and applause ] Congratulations, pal. Thank you so much. Thank you for the best wedding ever. Oh. Thank you, son. For being patient when I got a little stuck. Everybody loves a comeback. I’m just glad nobody left. On the bright side, I — well, my bucket list is now complete. About that, I have one more thing to add to your list. Holding our first child. There you go. There you go. Take one of those with you. I’m not hungry right now.

[ Laughter ] Honey, those aren’t for eating. Then what are they for? You just follow me, and I will show you just what to do. You know, you are the one that served the love potion at the picnic, so, technically, this whole thing is kind of your fault. So I’m the bringer of happiness. You’re damn straight you are. You guys, I’ll see you there, okay? -Olivia? -Yeah, honey. Can you take me to the reception? Well, but you’re gonna — you’re gonna miss out on throwing the bird seed, honey. That’s okay. I need to get ready for my big surprise. Ohh. Okay. Well, then, let’s go. See ya.

[ Laughs ] What? Oh, your mom. Your — your whole family. Oh, yeah. Yeah. They’re something else, aren’t they? Damn straight. Uh-huh. Hey, well, lucky you.

[ Patting ] We’re part of your family now, too.

[ Laughs ] Yeah… dex: Yeah, she looked great…

[ Indistinct conversations ] Dad, everything okay? Yeah. Lot of familiar faces. People I haven’t seen in years. They’re still always your people.

[ Chuckles ] Nothing changes that, right? Mnh-mnh. Well, your people are my people, so you’ll have to introduce me at the reception. Oh, I will. That was such a beautiful wedding. I thought I saw you get all teared up with the bride and groom. I guess I’m one of those people who cries at weddings. Maybe you should think about that. Nice job, kiddo.

[ Sobbing loudly ] -You gotta stop crying! -You first! So, the ceremony. Any notes? Ask maxie. Oh, I was just saying the natural light could have been a touch brighter. Doesn’t the natural light come from the sun? Exactly, spinelli. The sun had one job.

[ Brook lynn chuckles ] Well, did the natural light work for you? I don’t know. All I could see was you. Aww. I wish we could do it all over again. Too bad. Because this wedding was your first, your last, and your only… though I would be open to renewing our vowels every 30 years or so. Yeah, well, I was thinking every 10 to 15. Well, I can’t wait to argue about it. How do you feel about sitting down? I found a quiet little room off the altar. Oh, the sacristy.

[ Chuckles ] Is that what it’s called? Everything’s called something. Thank you. I could use a quiet moment. Alright, then. Follow me. You know, I appreciate you, tracy. You’re always thinking ahead, anticipating what I might need, but always letting me make the choice. You know me. I don’t like to be pushy.

[ Chuckles ] You have great finesse… and grace, which everyone here saw today when my body was refusing to make words. Well, I believe that every wedding should have some suspense.

[ Chuckles ] Um, forgive me if this is… uh, too much. I’m on the edge of my seat. I sometimes wonder what life would be like if I had met you when I was 25 or 30. I…have had the same…question. A couple of times. And? What answer did you come up with? That life would have definitely been very different. Today… would have been very different. And since today our two families were joined in such a beautiful, joyous way… …why would anyone want to change that? Why, indeed.

[ Cheers and applause ] Lois: Aww!

Oh, my god. That wedding was so beautiful. Wow. This is a fun party. Who knew lois would be the subdued one?

[ Laughs ] Ah. After you. Grazie. Thank you. To the happy couple. Cheers. Mm. At what point… do you think it’s okay to slide out of a wedding reception without it being rude? Oh, come on. Don’t tell me you’re bored already. Oh, no, no, I’m not bored. It’s just that at weddings I tend to look around and I see missed chances. Thank you. You know, watching brook lynn and chase today made me realize… you know, when you say those vows, you really think you know what you’re in for. Truth is… none of us have a clue. I’m just glad that we’re in it together. I am gonna pretend like I have no idea what you’re talking about. I’ll be right back. Didn’t expect to see you here. Yeah. Monica asked me to come. Yeah. I meant, I didn’t expect to see you at all. But I guess ne ither of us havemade an effort to see each other since your return. Should we? I think the fact that you’re asking that question pretty much answers itself. Okay. Okay. Okay. Pictures, pictures! Okay, a little separation of the black suits there. You step right to the side, to the side, to the side, side, to — okay, you’re good. Um, you move there, and I’m here. We’re ready. Everybody say, “formaggio.” All: Formaggio!

Easy feeling

like it’s meant to be

nothing in my life so appealing

ever seemed so right for me girls, girls! We need to even it out. Come on, over here, over here. Okay, flowers out, flowers out. The pretty. Smile. Okay.

Will last ’cause

all that you are is better by far

than all I hoped you’d ever be

a million dreams whisper to me

from inside your name

next to you I found my way

to someday touching up or hiding out? A little bit of both.

[ Chuckles ] And what about you? I notice that you’re here with drew. Oh, well, drew’s here. I’m here. And that’s all there is to that. Mm-hmm. Seems like you and drew had a little bit of a vibe going on. Well, we are both single people at a wedding. We tend to travel in packs for our own survival. Ah. Been there.

[ Laughs ] I’m not exactly sure

why I was invited. Well, you were chase’s boss for a really long time. Not anymore. But that is the kind of guy chase is. Come to think of it, it could have been ned’s idea, too. Ned? Why ned? Yeah. Yeah, ever since I became deputy mayor, he’s become a lot more friendly. Oh, so this is a schmooze invite.

[ Chuckles ] At this point, anything’s possible. Yeah, curtis thinks we were invited because brook lynn has booked clients at his club. Including chase. So I guess we were both schmooze invitees. Exactly. Anything is possible. Mm-hmm.

[ Chuckles ] Ah. Oh. Excuse me. Everything okay? Everything’s fine. Yeah. We were actually just trying to figure out which family invited us. Oh! And since one of those families is your family… we thought maybe you could shed a little light on the mystery. Well, that would either be a lois question or a tracy question. Mm. Yeah, we’re gonna ask lois. We’ll ask lois. Yeah. 100%. My two cents — any social event is only improved by the gorgeousness. Aw.

[ Laughs ] Woman’s got a point. That does explain it.

[ Chuckles ] Shall we? Yes. Oh, it is so pretty. So, um, [Laughs] Thank you for a really wonderful afternoon. You’re not leaving, are you? Well, alison and i are staying here in the hotel, actually, I mean, just for the time being, but, um, I figured you’d want to catch up with friends and family. Stay. You know why? I don’t know if you know, but one of, uh, those old friends owns a hotel, and she throws great parties.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I will then. Um, excuse me, mr. Corinthos. Ah, come in! What, you’re two grown up to call me uncle sonny? Uncle sonny. Yeah, look at you, gio. Fix your tie there. Natalia, this is giovanni palmieri. We call him gio. Gio, nice to meet you.

[ Chuckles ] That was beautiful today. I really admire your musicianship. Well, thank you. How long have you been playing? Oh, as long as I can remember. Uh, my mother was a violinist and… she was much better than I am. He’s just being modest. He studied with the best teachers in new york. Thanks to uncle sonny. He paid for my lessons and my first two years at college. Really? Very generous.Let me tell you something. He deserves a shot. I’m gonna tell you why. He will be a concert violinist. Ain’t that right, gio? Thanks to you, uncle sonny. Get over here. Aw.

Sam? Wow, you two. Hi. Enjoy the wedding? Oh, it was so beautiful. Yes. And chase’s dad. I know, so brave. He did such a nice job, right?

[ Cellphone chimes ] Yeah. Yeah. It was amazing. Uh-oh. Dante’s cousin patty is causing trouble again. Well, sam to the rescue. Yeah, so we’ll, uh, talk over cake. Yeah, for sure. Bye. I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a little over-chaperoned. Your mom was nice today.

[ Chuckles ] She made eye contact. She smiled, even. In a warm and welcoming way? You know, more of a “keep your hands off my daughter” way, but, hey, I’ll take it. It’s funny, my mom’s been known to do the same thing. She’s objected to your girlfriends? One in particular. But I can’t say she was entirely wrong. And if you ever tell anyone that… okay, who would even believe me? Good.

[ Chuckles ] Where’s your mom anyway? Albany. The law license thing. Yes. God, I hope she gets it back. You really like your mom, don’t you? Uh, I love my mom. Mm. Like? Kind of depends on the day, you know? I hear that. Yeah. There’s one thing our moms have in common that’s so important — they’re crazy about us. Just not so crazy about our choices. Of course, she just wants the best for you. My job is to convince your mother that what’s best for you is me. Actually, you don’t need to convince her about anything, because you’ve already convinced me. Some– sometimes my lens gets caught under my eyelid, and I can’t get it out. I’m half blind. Ma, ma, just lean your head back. I’m gonna try and fish it out. Come on. Are you crazy? You’ll skewer my eyeball with those nails of yours. You know, let me get you a tissue. You know what? I have an idea. Like, just look down — can you look down at your shoes for a second?

That same pretty girl gave me a smile I can see! Ah! I can see! Aw, see? I’m going back to the dance floor.

[ Laughter ] Anna: I think they look very nice. Lovely. They’re really so nice. Me, too. Thank you. So… okay, let’s go dance. Okay. Ah. Thanks. Hey, uh, what can I get you? Not a thing. Why don’t you sit here with me? I’d love to.

[ Sighs ] You were a rock star today. That’s nice of you to say. Dad, you were. Everybody’s been talking about how perfect the wedding was. I hope you’ll allow yourself a little pat on the back. If you insist, but if anyone was a rock star today, it was tracy. She bravely stood between me and disaster. Yeah, tracy was something else. You two make a good team. I’m just glad the ceremony came off. Performing that ceremony in front of all these people — skydiving’s got nothing on that. Oh, gregory. Thank you so much for such a lovely service. It was my pleasure. Hey, this is my pops, carmine cerullo. Pops, this is the father of the groom, professor gregory chase. Yeah, we met at — yeah, when we were taking pictures. Yeah. Oh! And, of course, you know that familiar mug. Right? Come on. You remember sonny. Sonny.

[ Chuckles ] This one — this one was at my house so much when he was a kid that after you’d go home, my gloria, she’d take a headcount at bedtime, just to make sure none of ours are out there getting into trouble. She’d say, “pop, we’re short one. Sonny’s not here.”

[ Laughter ] Come here. -Thank you. -Thank you. Uh, yes, sales are up. And I have a feeling it has to do with our new face of deception. That’s so good to hear. Well, I look forward to having our accountant verify your tally, and that way my daughter can get her cut, as per her contract. You don’t get invited to a lot of parties, do you? Well, this is a surprise. Yeah, people keep saying that. Monica asked me to come. So here you are. Yeah. So, tell me if this is a bad idea. Oh, boy. Do you think jake would like to go out on the lake with me? You mean, like, fishing or something? Uh, that, or, you know, if he thinks that’s too boring, maybe we’d get a speed boat or something. Excuse me. Are you jason quartermaine? Mrs. Cerullo. Ah! It’s been a long time. But did you ever become a doctor? No. Oh. You know what? I don’t blame you. I can’t stand the sight of blood, either. Oh. Oh! Look who’s here — our honorary son, sonny!

[ Both chuckle ] Hey, maxie. Question. Spinelli. Response. Was there a — a bride at the wedding? Was there a what? Because all I could see… was you.

[ Laughs ] I can’t think of a better place than at my best friend’s wedding to tell you that I love you.

[ Cheers and applause ] Kisses! Kisses!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Gregory, thank you so much. The ceremony could not have been more perfect. I think it could have used fewer pauses, myself. Hey, you were there. You did it. And I will thank you for this day every day of my life.

[ Glass tapping ] Can I have everyone’s attention, please?

[ Tapping continues ] Everyone’s attention, please.

[ Tapping continues ] Yo! I’m trying to talk here!

[ Laughter ] Thank you. Now that we have the guests of honor, I would like to present them with a tray of the cocktail of the day. This gorgeous concoction is known as — wait for it — the brook lynn chaser.

[ Laughter ] You get it? Please explain the subtleties to us. You know what? We’ll take two right here. Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. This delicious beverage was such a hit at the bridal shower, I decided it deserved a revival, but the happy couple gets first dibs. Oh, my god, no, no, no, no, no. I’m terrified of spilling anything on my dress. What for? It’s not like you’re gonna wear it again. Yeah! Well, in that case, I’ll take two! I want to toast my groom. I’d prefer to be called your husband. Mm. Oh. Hey, hello again. Ah. Hey. Hello, mr. Cerullo. We didn’t get a chance to talk before when they were taking the pictures. Yeah, we were all kinds of busy. We were. But, um, we’re not now. Are you? Uh, no, no, I guess not. So I understand my granddaughter’s new, uh, new brother-in-law is a — is a doctor. A doctor, yes, yes. Yes, I am. I gotta show you something. I got the… worst rash on my leg over here. Is there any kind of a, uh, lotion or a cream that I should be using? I mean, my wife has got, like, a dozen or so at home, but nothing seems to work here. Spinelli. Hi. Oh, hey, samantha. Are you enjoying the festivities? I am, indeed. Actually, I like watching dante being swarmed by his relatives.

[ Chuckles ] And you? Yourself? Ah, yes, I am having the best time I’ve had in years. Okay. Well, um, I’m not gonna keep you long. I just wanted to know if the jackal would be available to work with me on a new case? Uh, could you give me a tiny hint as to who we’d be investigating? The fbi. Friend of mine, she happens to be the best dermatologist in the city. Since you’re gonna be in town for a few days, you give her a call, you tell her I sent you. Thanks again, doc. It’s tough to sleep with your leg on fire from 2:00 A.M. On. Can really spoil your day. Yeah. So, to express my gratitude, have a drink on me. Oh. Cheers. Yeah. Uh, excuse me, everyone. Can I have your attention? Please? Excuse me. That’s my daughter. Ooh, she’s an angel, hmm? We have a little surprise for the newlyweds. Violet promised the bride and groom that she would sing a song at their wedding. But what she didn’t tell you is that she would write the song herself. So brook lynn, chase, this is for you.

[ Strums guitar ]

Today is a day for the ring and the cake the sun shines above, it’s true love today is the day all your worries fly away into the blue with the doves, it’s true love everywhere that you look, it’s true love every picture you took, it’s true love every promise you make, it’s true love can someone bring me some cake? My true love today, with a kiss you both got your wish that you’re dreaming of, your true love today you said yes in your beautiful dress the doves fly by with true love la-la-la-la-la-la it’s true love la-la-la-la-la-la it’s true love la-la-la-la-la-la it’s true love la-la-la-la-la-la it’s true love

[ Cheers and applause ] Your little one isn’t just an angel. She’s a star. Yeah.

Salute. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ]

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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The much-anticipated wedding of Brook Lynn and Chase begins and everyone is happy to be celebrating the day with the happy couple. Traci gives Brook Lynn a broach that belonged to her great grandmother Lila and tells her she has the same positive attitude as her great grandmother.

Traci also apologizes to Ned for not attending his wedding to Lois years ago and gives him a hug. Ned tells Brook Lynn that he is very proud of her and that she will always be his little girl.

Jason, Ned, and Spinelli see each other for the first time since Jason returned to Port Charles and they hug. Jason apologizes to Spinelli for not going to see him sooner.

Ned walks Brook Lynn down the aisle and gives her hand to Chase. Gregory welcomes friends and family to the wedding on behalf of Brook Lynn and Chase. Gregory begins his prepared speech, but he be starts experiencing difficulty breathing.

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GH Transcript Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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Joke. I said, is the coast clear? If, by that, you mean, “are gloria and carmine on their way to the church?” That is precisely what I mean. Then, yes. I sent them with a flower arrangement so they would feel like they were doing something. Good. I am very glad to have some time alone with you. Uh-oh. Am I in trouble? No. No.

[ Exhales sharply ] You are a very good father. A-a wonderful father. Thank you?

[ Laughs ] Is it — is it that unusual that I give you a compliment? Uh, you just caught me by surprise. That’s all. Clearly. Thank you. For saying so. I haven’t always been perfect. But I do try. And it shows. The upcoming nuptials have me thinking about all of the milestones that I missed, and the most glaring of them, of course, was your wedding to lois. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there. It was my loss. I’m glad you’re here now. Me too.

[ Ned chuckles ] Place looks great! Yeah? Yeah. Not as great as the owner, but… co-owner. Looking pretty good yourself, as always. Thank you. Everything set? God, I hope so. I am just so over-the-moon happy for brook lynn and chase. They’re — they’re great together. The best. The best. And I know tracy’s picking up the tab for the reception, but this is my hotel, so my gift to the happy couple is everything’s got to go off without a hitch. The guest book is in place. Excellent. I cannot believe their wedding day’s finally here. Has anyone talked to brook lynn? She texted me earlier. She is getting ready with her mom. Aunt #1: Dante! Ohh. Speaking of the cerullo side of the family. Aw, jordan! Your dress is absolutely beautiful. Oh, thank you. Yours is gorgeous, too. So, I stopped by drew’s office at aurora media the other day. Now, I don’t want to spread any rumors, but I understand there might be an announcement for a new division? I can either confirm or deny. Well, just in case. Congratulations.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, okay. You can tell me. When are you drew gonna make the big announcement? Well, we want to build anticipation, so we can just let the rumors start flying. You’re gonna be great. With you by my side, how could I be anything else? Well…

[ Chuckles ] So, how am I looking? Yeah. Uh… you look pretty good. High praise. Thanks. Isn’t part of my best-man duties to prop you up, no matter what? Maybe you should brush up on your propping techniques. Don’t listen to your brother. You look extremely handsome. Violet: I agree! Well, thank you both so much, but I don’t think it’s gonna matter that much ’cause all eyes are gonna be on my gorgeous bride. Lois: I don’t think anyone has ever been more beautiful. Ma, we haven’t even finished my hair yet. Ohh! Oh, I’m talking about the glow. You are literally radiating happiness. And it makes my heart want to burst. I am happy, ma. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and I owe it all to chase. No. No. You owe

some of it to chase. Come here. Come on. I want you to look in the mirror. And I want you to say “thank you” to yourself for knowing what you wanted, for waiting until you found it, and to fight, to hold onto it when things got rough. Because here you are — on the brink of forever with the man you love. Can you believe it? I’m getting married today!

[ Laughs ] Yes, you are. Let’s get you ready! Okay.

[ Both chuckle ]

[ Cellphone ringing ]

You look beautiful! Aww! We do, don’t we? Aww. Oh, I was talking about me and the baby. Oh. But you look great, too.

[ Chuckles ] Thanks. Hey! Welcome to the, uh, wedding of this century — or so maxie tells us. How are you guys? Good! Good. No complaints. This is crazy ’cause I remember the first time I met you I was getting an autograph for rocco, and now here are you dating my little sister. Little sister who is getting bigger and bigger by the minute. Dante: Yeah. Where’s my hug, by the way? It’s right here. Huh?

[ Kristina chuckles ] Hey. Dex. Didn’t know you’d be here. Chase invited me. Well, welcome. Thank you. Hi, sam. Hi, michael. Michael: Hey. New recruit. Commissioner. Oh, uh, brook lynn wanted everyone to sign the guest book. Oh. Want to do that? Yeah. Okay. See you inside. Incoming. What? Mikey! Michael: Hey, patty! Was last night not so much fun? Yeah, it was — it was fun. Don’t forget. You said you’d save me a dance. I did. I did. Um… I got to go find my wife. I’ll be…back. What did he say? I — just… I-I don’t know. But he is a good dancer. I’m glad there’s so many people from the old neighborhood here. You’re only saying that ’cause you don’t know any of them. No, I’m serious. It’s really important that dad sees these friends who aren’t just ava jerome. Wait. You don’t think he’s inviting ava, do you? Josslyn: Hi! Hi. Bride’s side or groom’s side? Uh, neither. That is, uh… the bride is my cousin. Oh. Ah. Giovanni palmieri. Josslyn jacks. Hi. Hi. Nice to meet you. Uh, you don’t want to sit with your family? Oh, no, I have no problem sitting with them, but… I’m here to play. Oh. Another musical cerullo. Kind of the family business. That and, uh, fixing cars. Cool. Uh, well, I can show you where to set up. Thanks. Uh, you know if sonny corinthos is gonna be here today? That looks better, doesn’t it? Well, it kind of looks like it did before. I mean… don’t make fun of me! Who’s making fun? You’re making fun of me! Ahh… and what are you doing not at the church already anyway? I’m picking up my plus-one. Really? Yep. Do tell. Natalia: Hi!

[ Laughs ] Olivia quartermaine, this is natalia ramirez. Hi. How do you do, natalia? Nice to meet you.Nice to meet you, too. You know blaze? Of course. That’s her mother.

[ Gasps ] Guilty. Oh! Your daughter is so incredibly talented. Thank you. And she and kristina makes such a beautiful couple. They seem happy. They do. Uh, well, you know what? I hate to cut this short, but I got to run. The — the party’s not gonna throw itself, right? Nice to meet you. Really nice to meet you. Nice to meet you, too. Thank you.

[ Exhales sharply ] Are you ready? I am ready. Yes.

[ Laughs ] And if I didn’t mention it earlier, thank you so much again for including me. Yeah. Lois: You always had the most beautiful hair as a toddler. Yeah, well, there were times you never would have known it with some of the hairstyles he gave me. All those styles were cutting-edge. Yeah. If you say so.

[ Sighs ] Ma, I’m sorry! No! I loved all my haircuts! No. No, no, no. It’s not that. It’s — then what? This is the last time I’m gonna be doing your hair like this. Ma, you can come over whenever you want. You know how much I hate blow-drying my hair. No, I mean, you know, like this, like — like you’re all mine, you know? After today, you’re gonna be a married lady. Yeah, but I’ll still have hair.

[ Laughs ] God. It’s always the wise cracks with you. But I made you laugh, though, didn’t I? Yeah. You did.

[ Both laugh ] How’s your dad doing today? My dad? He, um… he seems good. Upbeat. He says he’s buoyed by the adrenaline of the wedding. “Seems”? I’m worr iedhe wouldn’t tell us if he wasn’t up for officiating. Yeah. ‘Cause this means so much to him. Yeah. You know, I want more than anything for it to work out for my dad and for chase. But, you know, his — his stamina hasn’t been good the last few days, and I don’t know if my dad physically can make it through the ceremony.

Hey, chase, you want to go check on dad? We probably should get going soon. Yeah, I’m on it. Yeah? Hey. Hey are we good? All set. Okay. See you at the church. See you at the church.

[ Exhales heavily ] Is the famous flower girl in our mist? That’s me! You look absolutely stunning! Thank you! And you look debbie downer, grandpa. I’m sorry? I-I-I think she means “debonair.” That’s what I said.

[ Laughter ] Elizabeth:

Very debonair. And I have the final touch. Precious greetings, commissioner. Hey, spinelli. How are you doing? Uh, you just arriving or in need of a breather, as they say? Well, taking a breather. Not — not in need of one. We ll, it’s — it’sa beautiful day for it. Yes. It is. Are you waiting for someone or…? Uh, just… gathering courage. For? Maxie invited me as her date, which I’m clearly delighted about. Oh, but you’re a little nervous? More than a little. Which seems silly ’cause we were almost married once upon a time. Oh. No. I-I can understand that. It’S… you can? Yeah. I-I mean, it’s like you and maxie are rediscovering each other. And, uh, that can be scary. Could also be fun and exciting. “All the feels,” as georgie would put it. Right! Exactly. All the feels. Yeah. You’re maxie’s godmother. And as such, I… I want you to know that… my intentions are nothing but honorable. I have no doubt. Happy wedding day. Oh, back atcha. You look very nice. Thank you. I don’t mean to interrupt if you’re in the middle of… texting somebody. Ah. I’m just checking work e-mails. Is that terrible? Why would that be terrible? I don’t know. I feel like I should be focused on love and fun and not government business. You can be focused on anything you want. You hear solo? Free as a bird. What do you think about these two birds sitting together? So you’re saying you want to join my flock. Do I, uh, pass muster? You’ll do. Whoa. Shame on me. What’d you do? Uh, I haven’t told you how great you look. Thank you. And you look very handsome.

[ Laughs ] Is that a friend of yours or…? An ex-employee who… violated my trust. Shall we? Yes, we shall. Anna. Hi. Hi, sonny. Uh, I want to introduce you to natalia. This is the police commissioner of port charles. Hi, anna. Or should i call you commissioner? Oh, no, no. I’m off the clock. No. Very nice to meet you. Nice to meet you. Have fun. Yeah. You too. Are you ready to go back inside? Yeah. Sure. Oh, my god. Look.

[ Exhales heavily ] Perfect. Are you sure? Ma! Again, with the tears! What?! I can’t help it! Remember when you were trying on wedding dresses and I said it’s like a snapshot? Well, this is another one. You… you’re all grown up, about to walk down the aisle. Ma, are you sad that I’m getting married? Sad? No! Nostalgic for your childhood? Yes. Insanely proud of the beautiful, accomplished woman you’ve become? Absolutely. But never sad. No. I mean, I’m so happy for you. I’m happy for all of us. You said that before. Well, I mean it! Brook lynn. Being your mother… has been the best thing that ever happened to me. And I’ve… I’ve loved every second of it.

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Ah. Mummy. Hi! Can I talk to you for a quick sec? Sure. See you in a bit. What are you doing? What do you mean? Really, dad? You just showed up with my girlfriend’s mother on your arm. It’s not what you think. Okay. What am I thinking? Well, I mean, natalia wanted to come. I had a plus-one. I brought her. It’S… why are you — why are you upset? Are you kidding me? Just be…charming. I’m always charming, honey. Not, but, like, extra charming. Like, amp it up a little. I could use all the help I could get. Are you surprised to see me? Ha! I shouldn’t be. You always get what you want. Honey, you should hope so because I only want the best for my baby girl. And hopefully someday you’ll see that. Mommy. Alli. I told you I was coming here with christina. You did. And now I’m here, too. But, isn’t that great? Because now we can all celebrate this beautiful event together. Congratulations, ned. Thank you. Thank you, curtis. Thanks for coming. Thank you for coming, portia. Portia: Oh…

[ Organ playing ] Thinking about

our wedding? It was the most incredible day. Until it wasn’T. Yet, here we are over a year later. We made it, baby. Yeah. And I’m — I’m grateful. I just — I don’t know what I would have done if I lost you. You’re never gonna have to find out. Stress levels — on a scale of one to ten? Surprisingly, not off the charts. I would say a solid six. Six? Six. That’s impressive. Everything is done at the metro court. At least it better be. How about you? Well, I got what I needed from finn. Yeah? We’re gonna remember this day forever, ned. Yes, we will. What? Something else happen? What? I had a moment with my mother. Okay. A good moment or a tracy moment? It was surprisingly good. I think her relationship with brook lynn has affected her for the better. Yeah? My mother is much more open with her feelings these days. You see that? It’s the power of love.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Knock on door ] Come in. Hi, granny! Uh, well, um, I guess you get to call me that with my blessing. Today, and today only, the bride makes the rules. You look stunning. I got nothing on you.

[ Chuckles ] Nerves? No. I feel surprisingly peaceful. That’s not surprising. It’s not? No. Because you believe in yourself. You believe in your instincts, your…convictions. It’s one of the things I admire most about you. I didn’t know you admired anything about me. Well, I do. And I’m unbelievably happy for you. Took me a long time to find luke, the man that I loved. And I’m thrilled you found chase so early on and he sees all of you. Loves me in spite of it. No, brook lynn. He loves you

because of it. You, my darling granddaughter… …are just spectacular inside and out. Wow. I don’t even know what to say. Thank you, granny. Ohh. Well, you said I could! I know! I’m regretting it already! 85th time’s the charm?

[ Chuckles ] Cut me some slack. It’s been a while since I’ve been up in front of a crowd. You’re gonna do great, dad. All those years lecturing college students, a wedding should be a walk in the park. It’s not just a wedding. It’s — [ Grunts ] My son’s wedding. I-I don’t want to let chase down. You could never. The car is here. Oh. Well, that’s our cue. Are the ladies ready? I was ready yesterday, daddy. Yesterday? You’ve been demanding a wedding date for months, as I recall. Then I was ready months ago! Ah, I appreciate the accuracy.

[ Door closes ] So much build-up. Now it’s finally here. How do you feel? I’m excited. But weirdly calm at the same time. The perfect combination. Can I give you some advice? Please. Try to take it all in. The sights, the sounds, the smell of the flowers, especially, though, the — the feelings of joy and hope because that’s what all of us out in the church are gonna be experiencing. Try to take a mental picture that you can keep with you forever. I know I will. Thanks, dad. And not just for the tip, but for being the best dad a kid could ask for. You made it easy, harrison. No, I really mean it. Growing up, I was always surrounded by love and support. And I know that not everyone can say that. I love you so much, dad. I love you, too, son. Now… let’s get you hitched!

[ Chuckles ]

What you got there? Oh! It’s for you.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Gasps ] It’s beautiful. It was your great-grandmother’S. This was lila’s? I have cherished it for years.

[ Gasps ] Now it is…yours. Ohh! I’m honored. You’re a lot like her, you know? In what way? Well, you see… the glass half-full. My mother was like that. Not that she avoided reality. She looked at reality and still saw reason to hope, to see the best in people. That is not a quality that I possess, but my mother did, and… …so do you, brook lynn. And while you have been and will continue to be, I’m sure, a colossal pain in the ass… right back atcha. …I adore you. Beyond measure. I love you. I’m so grateful for you in my life. I’m so grateful, too. Have no fear. I will take copious pictures of the bride and her gown. And, of course, I’ll tell mom how beautiful she looks. Uh, georgie, I’ll call you back, okay? Love you. At long last, I…

[ Chuckles ] I see you in the flesh. Spinelli.

[ Jason grunts ] The fact that you’re here… my gratitude knows no bounds. Okay. Okay. Ahh… I’m sorry. For what? I mean, this is the first time I’ve seen you. I wanted to reach out, but things have been so… just complicated. I didn’t want you involved. No. No. I suspected as much. Welcome home, jason. Thank you. -Hey. -Sonny: Hey. You’re look sharp, old man! Good to see you. Uh, natalia, this is dante. He’s my son. Hi. Hey. Nice to meet you, natalia. So nice to meet you. Yeah. Alright. Alright. Cool. I, uh — you guys good finding seats? I got to go take care of some stuff. Yeah, yeah, you — we’ll see you later then. Alright. Alright. Dante: See ya. Good to meet you. Nice to meet you. Hey, dad. We got to — we got to find a seat.

[ Organ playing ] I should probably explain. Only if you want to. That’s my other son, michael. And you’re not close? We used to be. He disappointed me deeply. I understand. My kids have sometimes disappointed me, too. I-I should go straight in, conserve my energy. I’ll come with you. You want to check out the decorations in the church? Yeah! Yes! Come on. How are those sweaty feet doing? I’ll have you know my feet are the perfect temperature. Big day, bro. One of the biggest. I’m honored to be standing by your side for it. Thanks for standing up for me. Means a lot. There’s nowhere I’d rather be.

Hi. -Thank you. -You’re welcome. Hey! Hey, leo!

[ Chuckles ] So, where is brook lynn? She’s doing her finishing touches with maxie. Ahh. You didn’t want to go with her? Of course, I did! But she said that I was, um — what — what was it? What? Your vibe was making her nervous. Ahh, those pesky vibes of ours. Right. But how is she doing? Oh, she’s perfect. She — she’s the picture of calm. On her wedding day! Now, that is impressive. Yeah. And that’s exactly why we know it’s right. Our brook lynn has found her happily ever after.

[ Laughter ] Ohh! There you are. Where have you been? I was at the house getting ready. You were supposed to be taking notes for me at the rehearsal. What are my cues? When do I stand? I — how do I make the day perfect for chase and brook lynn? You being here makes it perfect.

[ Chuckles ] That’s — that’s nice and all, but I was hoping for some detailed instructions. You don’t — have nothing for me? I got nothin’ ’cause there is nothing. Just say what you’ve written, speak from the heart. That, I can do. Jason. Monica asked me to come. It’s wonderful you can make it. Brook lynn’s almost ready, so we should probably take our seats. Michael: Good idea. You are the most handsome father of the bride ever. I love you. I love you, too. And my escort’s not so shabby either, huh? No, he isn’t! Looking good.

[ Laughs ] Come on, sweetie.

[ Exhales deeply ] Hoo. Can you believe it? No. No. You know… you think about this day when you have a child, right, especially if that child is your daughter. And it just — it seems so far away, like it’s never gonna happen. Look at us now. I’m tellin’ you. Brook lynn, she — oh, she takes my breath away. I mean, she is so smart and so beautiful and so poised, and she is hilarious. She’s a lot like her mother that way. Oh, well, you’re no slouch, either. I made a lot of mistakes with brook lynn. Hm. We both did. But there has to be

some things we did right. The proof is in the pudding, my friend. Um, please tell me you did not just refer to the bride as pudding. Oh, no. You had to be there. Are we all clear? Yeah. Ned: Just us. You can come in now.

[ Gasps ] Ohh. Don’t cry. I just touched up my mascara. Ohh! Are you kidding me? It’s gonna be niagara falls in there! What do you think, dad? I think you are a sight to behold. We ll, in that case, let’sget this wedding started. Ohh…

He’s like his mother. He plays like an angel. The rest of your life is about to start. You ready? I’ve never been more ready for anything. I love you, bro. I’m really happy for you. I love you, too. I don’t tell you enough how proud I am of you, brook lynn. You tell me plenty. The woman you’ve become… the story that you’ve already written for yourself. And I can’t wait to see how the rest of it unfolds. Me too. Bet you there’ll be some curveballs, though.

[ Laughs ] No doubt. Ready to give me away? Ohh… I will walk you down that aisle, and I’ll hand you over to the man you love. But I can’t give you away. Because you’ll always be my little girl.

[ “Bridal chorus” plays ] Alright. Here we go. You know it feels like forever since I’ve seen you? I saw you last night. Like I said. Forever. You two let me know when you’re finished, and I’ll get started.

[ Laughter ]

[ Gregory clears throat ] Welcome, family and friends of brook lynn and chase. Um, I know I speak for the bride and groom when I thank you for — for being a part of this —

[ Clears throat ] …This, uh… most special and moment–

[ Groans ] Momentous day.

[ Clears throat ]

[ Clears throat ] We are gathered here today… to… wit– witness and celebrate, uh, the marriage of — of these — these two beautiful…

[ Clears throat ] …Young people.

[ Gregory groans ] Um… brook lynn and chase. Are — are — are you read– [ Clears throat ] Ready to enter into… into the holy s-state of… of matrim–

[ Groans ] Dad?

[ Groans ]

[ Groaning ]

[ Exhales softly ]

[ Gregory groans ]

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Congressman MacConkey thinks that Drew is the right person to take over his seat in Congress. The congressman suggests that if Drew decides to run for Congress he should change his last name to Quartermaine.

Sonny’s pharmacist calls Valentin and tells him he doesn’t want to alter Sonny’s dosage anymore because his wife, a beautiful blonde woman, knows the truth. Valentin talks to Nina and finds out she and Sonny don’t talk anymore but Ava lives with him. Valentin tells the pharmacist that he will take care of the woman who claimed to be Sonny’s wife.

John questions Ava to see if she knows anything about Sonny’s business but Ava tells John Sonny doesn’t talk to her about his business. John tells Ava that Sonny is a person of interest in an FBI investigation and, since she is a member of the Jerome crime family, the FBI will be watching her too.

Anna tells Jason they will use Carly’s mistake with Brennan to their advantage and wait for Brennan to make a mistake and then take him down.

Anna and Valentin begin their cat and mouse game to get information from each other.

Danny goes to The Coffee Warehouse office to give Jason a message from Monica. Monica wants Jason to go to Chase and Brook Lynn’s wedding in her place because her ankle still hasn’t healed. Jason tells Danny to tell Monica that he will go to the wedding in her place.

Alexis advises Gregory to talk to Finn as soon as possible and apologize to him and explain that he was frustrated about his situation and he didn’t mean to take his frustration out on him.

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Without me, you talk to carly? Yeah. We’ve got trouble. Your, uh, regular wine list is somewhat lacking tonight. Didn’t the previous owner keep a supply of interesting wine for the more discriminating customer? That’s still the case. Special occasion? Hoping to rekindle an old flame.

[ Cellphone rings ] Yes? This is clement, the pharmacist. I’m aware.

Our deal is off. I’m gonna need you to clarify that. I’m done messing with sonny corinthos’s medications. His wife is on to us. “The basis for my disbarment was an accusation of perjury based on hearsay evidence. No one involved with the accusation was present for or affected by the statement in question.” That bad, huh?

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. I got distracted by pictures, uh, of the rehearsal dinner at coney island. Let me see. Aw. Yeah. It looks like they’re having a good time. How long do you think it’ll be before lois convinces tracy to go on the cyclone?

[ Scoffs ] Anything’s possible. Yeah, well, nothing compares to our parachute jump. Nothing at all. No, I didn’t mean to — to get us off track. Let’s get back to rehearsing your pitch for reinstatement to the bar. You know what? It’s fine. Let’s take a breather. Absolutely not. If you’re gonna spend your evening babysitting me, at least let me make myself useful. How bad? Oh, god. Well… I think the severity of this situation all hinges on whether or not you can handle carly before she blows this entire operation and gets herself sent to prison in the bargain.

Think of the mcconkey esplanade like — like the high line in manhattan, right? The plan is to transform something that’s rundown and flat-out dangerous into something that’s beautiful and safe and clean, a place where pedestrians can gather in — in large numbers. I’m telling you, we do this right, and it should vastly improve the city’s fortunes. And alter the perception people have of port charles being a haven for organized crime. Yeah, that couldn’t hurt. So what do you think? I mean, is this kind of what you pictured? Well, I am definitely impressed. It’s a bold and imaginative idea and a big investment for the future of port charles. Well, that’s great news. I’m glad we are in agreement on that. But it’s not big enough. The way you have it laid out, this proposal won’t even get off the ground. Come on, alexis. I know finn asked you to watch over me while everyone’s off at coney island. He did not. He is worried about your well-being while he’s away, but my coming here was my idea, because, “a,” I really do want your help, and, “b,” you are my friend. Not my charge, and certainly not someone that I need to babysit for. Okay. Maybe that was a poor choice of words, but my point remains. Gregory… finn just wants you to be okay. And he agonizes over how to do that without trespassing on your autonomy. He knows that — that your time is limited, and he doesn’t want to waste any of it with the two of you being at odds with each other. Wow. Sounds like you two had quite the emotional conversation.

[ Sighs ] I’m guessing he also told you that I lost my temper and dredged up his little tryst with jackie on our wedding eve? Of course he did. Finn was hurting, and you’re his friend. Look, I got frustrated. I-I wanted to be left alone by myself for a few hours. And when he argued against it, I retaliated by laying a hell of a guilt trip on him. It was a cheap shot. As cheap as they come. Okay, listen, tell me exactly what’s happened. Sonny’s wife came to my office earlier today asking a lot of questions about his prescription. She knows he’s not on the full dose of his meds. Okay. And?

And what?! Isn’t that bad enough? She — she knows! She threatened you? Have the police been contacted? Sonny? N-no, no. But — but y-you’re not listening to me. No, I am listening. I’ve heard everything

that you’ve said. You said that a woman claiming to be mrs. Corinthos approached you, claiming that she knows you have been delivering sonny a lower-than-prescribed dose of his bipolar medication. And rather than going to the authorities, she turned and walked away. Does that sound about right?

[ Stammers ] More or less. Why aren’t you as upset about this as I am? Okay, listen, if this “wife” of sonny’s wanted you arrested, you’d be in handcuffs by now. Can you describe her to me? Well, s-she was — she was blond, beautiful.  Honestly, that’s all I remember. It all happened so fast. I can identify her. In the meantime, you stay the course and continue to deliver sonny the lower dose. But w-what if sonny’s wife actually does report me? Sonny doesn’t have a wife, not currently. But he does have several beautiful blondes in his orbit, and I am familiar with all of them. I’ll identify the woman who approached you, and I will deal with her appropriately. You were right. Carly was listening in on your conversation with john, and she took it upon herself to go visit brennan in pentonville, where she proceeded to inform him that cates was looking into pikeman. So now that means that this operation is — is blown. I can’T… yeah, because brennan — he’s gonna reach out to whatever allies he has left at the wsb to obstruct this investigation. And if the fbi can’t build a case against pikeman — well, then my deal with cates is blown. And carly will be prosecuted. Yeah, and that can’t happen. I know! It can’t happen. Well, I’ve been thinking. It stands to reason that the first person he would reach out to is ostensibly the same target that we’re after. Right. Whoever’s running pikeman. Right. So if we can find out how he makes contact with his successor, then, actually, we could use carly’s mistake to our advantage. Well, this is fortuitous. I was thinking about you, and here you are. Oh, perfect timing. What’s up? I’ve heard from charlotte. I have an update on that equestrian event in normandy. Oh, I do want to hear about that, but, unfortunately, I have a meeting that I have to get to. Oh, all right. Well, then, another time. Okay. Um, just one question. You haven’t reconciled with sonny, have you? Um, no. No. I-I’m sorry. Where did you hear that? I just — I thought I heard somebody say. Obviously, I was mistaken. No, sonny and i are not together, and we’re not getting back together, either. Sonny and I are done for good. Okay. Well, you know how I feel about him. His loss. And ava’s gain. Come again? Well, ava’s worming her way into sonny’s house and his life, and she somehow made it where she’s one of the very few people that sonny feels like he can trust. They’re very close now. And ava wouldn’t have it any other way. Well, then, I guess you’re well and truly out of it. Perhaps I am, yeah. I really have to go. I’ll see you?

Ava. Spare a femoments for a friend? Projects of this size need so many different approvals from the regulatory bodies in the government. And they’re all just looking for a reason to say no. Now, the environmental review will be particularly tough, but our chances will increase exponentially if we have enough powerful friends in albany and dc. And I’m assuming you know how to win them over? I thought you’d never ask. Let’s start with the parking lots. That’s incredibly valuable real estate. And you have so much space allocated for them. Well, people have to park. Only if you drive in. Now, there’s an abandoned rail line ending right at the waterfront. It may be old, but it’s still viable. What if we get it back into workable shape, then connect it to the existing light rail network? And voil. Now, it’s not just a waterfront redevelopment. It’s mass transit. Exactly. And we can just sit back and watch the state and federal grants pour in. That is an amazing idea, jordan. It is, isn’t it? But I’m not done yet. I also think we should dredge the harbor at the dock adjacent to the esplanade and make it suitable for ferry service. Like, service to canada? Yeah. Think about it. The current drive time to toronto from port charles is three hours. A high-speed ferry will cut that time down to one hour. We would be an international tourist destination. And those tax dollars will pour in. Jordan, you are really good at this.

[ Chuckles ] I appreciate the enthusiasm. How could anybody say no to this? Feel like the next thing to do is just break ground. Okay, slow down. Slow down. We still have to get official approval. And then we can pop the champagne. What are we celebrating? Okay, so if brennan reaches out to whoever’s controlling pikeman, we just need to be ready and watching. Okay. I’ll talk to the authorities at pentonville. Meanwhile, I’m still pursuing the other angle. What was that? Valentin. So I’m — I’m meeting with him shortly. You okay with that? Yeah, I mean, you know, he — he claimed to be in europe when he was actually here monitoring the first attempt on sonny’s life. So that’s proof that he’s more involved with pikeman than he’s letting on. And I-I really need to find out just how involved. And you are our best chance of getting any information from him. Maybe. I-I think there’s something else that we need to discuss. Do we give john a heads up as to what we’re doing? As far as I’m concerned, I don’t need to talk to him until I tell him who’s running pikeman. I don’t want to work with him. I don’t want to deal with him. But you’re the police commissioner. This is a joint operation, so I will take your lead. I agree with you. John’s playing it very close to the vest. So will we. Sorry, nina. Gallery’s closed. Oh, you can make time for me, ava. After all, I never told sonny how you manipulated me into selling my hotel to jason. Is that what I did? I’m sure you can appreciate my discretion. On the other hand, I wish you’d be more forthcoming in your dealings with crimson. Well, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I have nothing to do with crimson. Really? Well, that’s odd. Because my assistant just asked me for my approval for a last-minute addition to next issue’s cultural calendar. Wouldn’t you know, there’s an exciting, new african artist making her debut in the united states, and her opening just happens to be taking place in the very gallery we’re standing in. I’m very successful at what I do. It stands to reason that a talented artist would choose my gallery. And to promote said artist, you’ve lobbied one of our assistant editors for the mention. Okay. All right, nina. You got me. But the fact is, the artist is extremely talented, and their work deserves to be seen. I make no apologies for that. I agree. I agree. Her work is beautiful. And I think crimson should spotlight worthy artists. I have no issue featuring her, despite your many,

many transgressions. Then what’s the problem? I don’t like that you went behind my back. You come to me first. Next time, I’m not gonna be so generous. I was protecting the artist, nina. I thought you would cancel the mention if you knew it came from me. Yeah, you’re smart to worry. ‘Cause you snaked sonny away from me, all while lying and pretending to be my friend. If that’s not worthy of payback, I don’t know what it is. There you go again. Always looking for somebody to blame. You ruined your relationship with sonny all on your own with your lies. And you didn’t wait five minutes before you took advantage of our breakup. That’s okay. What’s done is done. I don’t have a future with sonny. I know that now. I have finally accepted that… we’re over for good.

You expect me to believe that you’re suddenly fine with your marriage to sonny being over? You were there when I signed the divorce papers. Oh, I imagine that you delivered those papers to sonny yourself, didn’t you? It’s not what I wanted, but I’ve accepted the reality of it. Well, that sounds… too evolved to be true. Ava, you don’t think that I can grow and change? The way I see it, baby snatching, letting sonny’s family believe he was dead, and anonymous tips to the sec are all different sides it’s the same vindictive coin. So, no, no, I don’t see any evidence of you growing or changing, nina. Well, I never claimed to be perfect. The point is, I’m trying to be better. You should know what that looks like. You tried it once. For a minute or two, you and nikolas sort of had something real, didn’t you? And who knows if you could have sustained it, ava? You might still be married, and he wouldn’t be in prison. Well, you’re probably right about that. I-I went to see him — don’t mistake me for someone who still cares. We have no friendship anymore. We did. I know that. It was really nice being able to confide in you. But the first chance you had to help yourself to something that was mine, you took it, and the friendship is over. I mean, professionally, I’m sure that the two of us can be mature enough to get the most out of it, but that’s all that we will ever be to each other now. I hope it was worth it. Things just got out of hand. I-I felt like he was ignoring my wishes, like he wasn’t listening to me. He wasn’t seeing me, his father, and had just reduced me to this stinking disease again. I should have just stopped the conversation and said, “let’s start again when we calm down,” but instead I lashed out and said the cruelest thing possible.

[ Sighs ] I can’t tell you how much I regret it. Do you have any idea how much stress you’re under? It’s ridiculous. Show yourself some grace. I mean, my god, do you know how many times I’ve screwed up as a mother? And I had no excuse. Did I ever tell you about the time kristina came out to me? Did I tell you about how I reacted? I don’t believe so. Yeah, well, she didn’t get the love and acceptance that she was hoping for and deserved. Really? That surprises me. I would have thought — yeah, that I would have, you know, put out the rainbow flag. And, yes, I am 100% supportive of the lgbt community, but when it was my own daughter in front of me, I-I got scared. Of what? Of how much harder her life could be and people’s prejudices and scary moments that would happen to her, and I wouldn’t be able to protect her. I mean, there she was,

so vulnerable and wanted my unconditional love. And, honestly, it was one of my worst moments as a mother. I’m sorry to hear that. Well… it became my best moment, one of my best moments, anyway. Because, you know, you make a mistake, you learn from it, and I did. I self-reflected. I-I educated myself. I listened to other people talking to me. I apologized to her, and I explained to her why I reacted the way I-I did, and she understood. And we were better off for it. I’m glad to hear that, but I really don’t think our situations are the same. Gregory, your situation is exactly the same. You made a mistake. You’re human. And by the way, that is quite a relief because your being so saintly is really infuriating. Just apologize to him. Don’t let fester. I plan to.

[ Sighs ] I just — I’m not sure that an apology alone will do. I didn’t expect to see you today, jordan. It’s, uh, been a while. It has. Yes. I think the last time we spoke, I sent a group of apartment residents over to your office. “Sent”? “Sicced” is, I think, the word you’re looking for. And they were mightily disgruntled that I didn’t want to support their, um, affordable housing project. And was dealing with them not worth the return of my “get out the vote” efforts for your re-election campaign? Oh, I always know where my bread is buttered. Well, jordan is a valuable ally. And don’t you forget it. I have to get going, but thank you for getting behind the esplanade. We are really appreciative of your help, and we will definitely do good things in your name. Oh, I appreciate that. Yeah. Jordan, we’ll talk soon. Yeah, I’ll see you soon. Bye. So, yo ur timingis impeccable, because I’ve got a layout — yeah, just leave that alone for now. I’ve got another reason for being here. Um…why do you think I should get into bed with a convicted criminal?

[ Door closes in distance ] Danny.

[ Sighs ] What are you doing here? Came here to see you. Or are you gonna tell me to leave? Anna: You started without me. Just a little something to calm my nerves. Good lord, you’re beautiful. I didn’t realize I could still make you nervous. Well, you can. It’s been a while since we’ve done this. Exactly. So you should enjoy. Relax. No need to be so serious. With you, it’s always been serious.

Sorry I kept you waiting. Don’t apologize. Your work’s important. How are things at the pcpd, by the way? Complicated at the moment. There — there are rumblings that the heather webber case is going to be reopened. And then, of course, there’s the ongoing business of sonny. “Ongoing” is a good way to put it. He’s been a thorn in the pcpd’s side for decades. It got a bit more complicated recently because a former employee of his — a young man, dex heller — got accepted into the police academy. Oh, yeah? From the mob foot soldier to police cadet? That’s a hell of a career change. Yes. The other officers have been very quick to judge because of his former occupation. But I’m more worried that sonny will retaliate, you know, because he’s switched sides. Yeah, sonny’s not really a “forgive and forget,” is he? Why would dex risk his wrath by becoming a cop? It was my doing. I originally suggested that he should apply to the police academy because I thought it would be a way to back sonny off and protect the young man. But now I-I think the drive behind it is dex and his need to redeem himself. You can understand how powerful that is, yeah? Well, he could hardly find a better mentor if he’s looking for redemption. I mean, you’ve been spending your entire career chasing that. Why do

you think an apologyis not enough for finn?

[ Sighs ] I honestly don’t know. Like your reaction to kristina’s coming out, I shocked myself with what I said to finn. I thought I was long over all the hurt and anger about what happened between him and jackie. I was just grateful to have finn back in my life and be able to spend time with him and violet. I-I was blindsided to realize that I’m holding on to that resentment. Explain it to finn the way you explained it to me. He will understand, because I know that he still feels guilt about this, too. I thought we were long past all of that. What happened in the past happened. Pretending it didn’t happen is just giving it power. So just acknowledge it and just get over it and beyond it. Move on. I see your point. The fact that you two love each other is literally all that matters right now. You make a very compelling case. Anyone ever tell you you’d make a great lawyer? That’s your cue to hit me with your opening statement again. Really? I mean, are you in the head space for that? Absolutely. Come on. Give it a go, counselor. Convince me you should be reinstated. May it please the court. Well, then I guess we’re done here. I guess so. Agent cates. Ms. Jerome. Am I interrupting something? Not at all. Nina was just leaving. Ms. Reeves. I don’t think that we’ve officially met. Oh, I did see you at the metro court with carly. If I recall, you were wearing a lot less at the time. You seem to have gotten the wrong idea — I don’t think I care enough to really remedy that. Enjoy the art. Beware of the gallery owner. She’ll take you for all you’re worth if you aren’t careful. You two seem close. It’s been a very long day. So can whatever you came here for please wait until tomorrow? No, it can’T. I’m here about sonny. Ah, of course I like seeing you, but there are good reasons I told you not to come to the warehouse. This part of the neighborhood is very dangerous, especially at night. Oh, well, you don’t have to worry, you know. Yuri’s — he’s outside waiting, and no one’s gonna mess with him, so… this place is pretty cool. Does your mom know you’re here? Oh, it’s fine. Brook lynn has her running some last-minute errands for the wedding tomorrow. And so she’s dropped me and scout and rocco off at the quartermaines’. That’s right. It’s, uh, brook lynn and chase’s wedding tomorrow. Yeah. That’s why I’m here. Uh, grandma monica — she has a message for you. When I ran a search on you, what do you think was the first thing that popped up? My conviction for sec violations. Mm-hmm. Did you think I wouldn’t find out? I mean, popular notions aside, politicians do do their own research. I wasn’t trying to hide it from you. Well, because you wouldn’t want to open with that when you’re trying to sell me on the esplanade. It wasn’t relevant to the deal. And, yes, had I brought that up, it would have been the only thing that you were thinking about, and I would have gotten an immediate no on the esplanade. But I had to make you fall in love with the project first. Well, what makes you think I won’t pull out now? Because it’s a great idea for port charles, and if my name is an obstacle, we will just leave it out. Really. I’ll delegate everything to my nephew michael so there isn’t even a hint of scandal. Really? You would do that, even though it’s your idea? Of course I would. It’s not about me. This is about doing something great for port charles.

[ Chuckles ] It sounds like a campaign slogan. Look, it’s my home. This is where my daughter’s growing up. And if I have a chance to make it an even better place, why would I sacrifice that just for stroking my own ego? Well, it’s good to hear you say that, but fun fact — you can, uh, still be convicted and serve in the U.S. House of representatives.

So, uh, how is — how is monica? She’S… she’s pretty good. I mean, she still has pneumonia, but she says she’ll be back to normal by the summer. She just has to stay in bed and rest up until then, though.

[ Sighs ] Well, I’m glad she has you as her messenger. That’s why I’m here. Grandma needs you to represent her at brook lynn’s wedding. So, if my career has been all about redemption, what’s at the heart of yours? Crippling self-doubt.

[ Chuckles ] That’s funny. No. I-I think it’s the opposite. I think you’ve always believed you were smarter than everyone else. I don’t feel the need to analyze what motivates me. I don’t think I’d like what I find. That’s disappointing, to be honest. I think self-reflection is very good for the soul. Others have found plenty about you to like. Love even. Myself included. You know the whole story, don’t you? Yeah. The chip on my shoulder. How badly I wanted to fit in at the wsb, and when that didn’t happen, I went my own way, and I hurt a lot of people, did a lot of bad things for a long time. Which I know you regretted. Charlotte came along. She made me want to be a better man. But, anna, I don’t think that you can ever close the door on your past, not entirely. And so I compartmentalize to ensure that whatever I feel compelled to do… …doesn’t affect the things and the people that I love the most. What is it you want to know? Has sonny received any overtures from the other crime families? Does he have any theories as to why he’s been targeted? Well, I don’t speak for him. You’re gonna have to ask sonny these questions. Sonny won’t talk to me. Well, he doesn’t talk to me either. Not about that kind of stuff, anyway. I find that hard to believe. You were glued to sonny’s side the night of the warehouse shooting and have barely left it since. And you’re a member of the jerome crime family. You had mob ambitions of your own a few years ago. I don’t know what you’re getting at. But my business here is totally legitimate. That’s good to know. But I’m more interested in your relationship with sonny. Are you in love with him? Or are you setting him up for a takeover?

[ Scoffs ] How dare you? What’s your end game? Are you planning to walk away with control of sonny’s organization? What’s my end game? My end game is co-parenting a child sonny and I both adore. And you need to live with sonny to do that? Not that it’s any of your business, but I’m between residences. Sonny offered his place, and I took him up on it because I want to keep my daughter safe ’cause somebody keeps shooting at her father. Crimes you haven’t been able to solve, by the way. You can try to turn this around on me, but it’s obvious you know more than you’re saying. So consider yourself on notice. Sonny’s a person of interest for the fbi, and now so are you. So if you get the feeling you’re being watched… it’s because you are. I have stage 4 lung cancer. Hearing those words, getting my, uh… well, ticket punched makes me wonder just what I want to leave as a legacy. Mm? I got into politics to — to help people, and I want my seat to go to someone who desires to serve their country. But, um, well, the people in my party want me to endorse somebody who is either a-a crook or a moron or sometimes both. Well, that’s a tough position to be in. I liked what I saw when we were talking before. You have convictions and you’re not afraid to stand up for them. I believe you would use the office to do good things. Well, that’s very kind of you, sir, but I don’t think I have the pedigree for politics.

[ Chuckles ] Well, clearly, you can handle tough situations, which is good because politics is not for the faint of heart. Not to mention that you’re rich, which means, of course, that you won’t have to bow down to the, uh, lobbyists to get something done. It may be technically legal for an ex-convict to run for congress, but, I mean, who’s gonna vote for him? Oh, well… the world loves a comeback. And, you know, y-you’re kind of a cowboy hero. I think you’re a perfect fit for it.

[ Chuckles ] Even so, you need more than just a good story to win an election. Well, yeah, that’s true. You need me. “And so, after presenting all the evidence, I’m asking you to render the only verdict that respects the law and precedent and overturn my disbarment. Thank you.” What do you think? Well, with the caveat that I’m obviously not a lawyer… I’m asking for a rhetorical review, not a legal analysis. I think you’re off to a really good start. Oh. But it could definitely use some streamlining. My guess is because it’s so personal to you that you’ve gotten caught in the trap of restating your argument too many times in hopes of winning them over. That’s a good note. All right. I’ll take a look at it. All right. What about the logic? What about, did I make my case? Yeah, I think you have a really strong argument to overturn your disbarment. You’re clear and articulate. You have a great command of your subject matter. As far as I’m concerned, you have all the elements necessary to trial. All except one.

summation was missing? Luck. I wasn’t expecting you to say that. I got this medal in seventh grade. “Debate. 1st place.” Winning this changed the course of my life. It gave me the confidence to pursue the things I wanted in life. I’ve had it with me ever since — every debate, every big lecture, every public engagement, even when I was defending my dissertation. It’ll fit right in your pocket. And it’s guaranteed to bestow good luck on whoever holds it, which is why I’m giving it to you — because no one deserves a win more than you. Ah.

[ Chuckles ] No one wants to say no to a dying man. I mean, how would that look? If I endorse you, the rest of my party will fall in line, and then I’ll put my considerable resources to work making sure you get elected. I can’t say how flattered I am in your belief in me, but I-I mean, I’ve never even considered a career in politics. Well, get considering, and fast. I mean, it’s already may. We’ve only got a few months before the election. Look, if you’re not interested, I-I understand. I’ll move on, but I think you’re making a huge mistake. You could do some great things with a real chance of winning. Hmm? You might also want to change your name to quartermaine? We’ll talk. You care for a nightcap? Not tonight. Maybe next time. I’m happy to hear there’ll be a next time. My place? I’ll cook for you. Really? What? You want to find out? You have to show up. I look forward to it. You wouldn’t dare put me under surveillance. I already have. You’re bluffing. This morning, you dropped your daughter off at school. Then you had a long breakfast with sonny. Feel free to tell me what the two of you talked about. Then you went to the hospital, where you spoke to the chief pharmacist. Then you went back home, and then you finally came here to work. It’s a wonder the gallery is so successful, given the odd hours you keep. Bastard. You stay the hell away from me. I have been tasked with uncovering why sonny’s been targeted, so I will be using the full weight of the fbi to investigate whomever I want until this case is resolved. Monica said she isn’t well enough to attend brook lynn’s wedding, so she needs you to go in place of her. She knows you don’t like wearing a suit and tie, but says you can handle anything for just a few hours. All right, I’ll go. You will? Yeah, I mean, look, I can’t — I can’t argue with monica. And now you? Come on. It’s late. I’ll give you ride home. What about yuri? Um, I’ll explain to yuri that I can give my son a ride home.

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Continued any further without them seeing each other for who they ar that we have avorite vintage. Enjoy. Hey, so, I need to let the chef know that we have a party of six coming in, and they’re celebrating their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. Okay. So I want to have some white-chocolate mousse sent out to them with some raspberry coulis, compliments of the hotel. Fantastic. I’ll let them know. Great. Oh. And somebody’s here to see you. Thank you. Commissioner. Can I get you a table? Oh, no. Thank you. I don’t need a reservation. Need some answers. Could you explain to me why you went to visit jack brennan in pentonville? Hey, michael. Michael: Hey. Did you have dinner? I can heat something up for you. I’m just scoping out recipes. No, no, you’re fine. I grabbed something to eat when I got home from work. You take a break. You’ve earned it. Your cooking is getting rave reviews from the adults and kids alike, and you know how hard the kids are to please, so… well, in this case, it’s the adults that have me digging through recipes. Well, I have not heard any complaints from them. So you’re doing great. Well, if they’re happy, I’m happy. They are thrilled.

[ Laughs ] Not only is olivia less stressed, but we’re getting regular meals, and we still have access to our own kitchen, so you are the perfect cook. Well, I am very glad that someone thinks so. You know, I am, um — I am a little surprised that you did take the job, though. Yeah? Why? ‘Cause I used to be a glamorous spokesmodel? Uh, ’cause, um… well, because of you and me. Nice ride, tracy. You have a great seat. Anyone ever told you that?

[ Horse neighs ] Not in a while. That is a great saddle. Thank you for letting me try it. Yeah, no problem. Expecting someone? Yeah, I thought I was, but now I think I’m getting stood up. Who would do that to you? Tracy! Sorry I’m late. Stella: Ah!

[ Laughs ]

[ Laughs ] Go ahead. Thanks. You just worked a full shift at G.H. Are you sure you don’t want to just soak in a hot bath, order in, watch one of your favorite shows? Don’t try to back out of our movie date with a sweet attempt to find something else for me to do. You can’t stay cooped up in this gallery all day surrounded by… nice style. Different style of art. Well, that’s called the “ode to duchamp.” Yeah. Mm-hmm. I know art is subjective and expensive. That’s how ava stays in business.

[ Chuckles ] You know, your great-grandmother, she used to say, “a fool and his money are soon parted.” ‘Cause our father was always coming home with these get-rich-quick schemes. I’ll tell you about ’em someday.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I can’t wait. And… I just want to say… I know what you’re doing. And I want to let you know… that it’s working. Are you sure about this? I don’t know. I — maybe this is a mistake. You know, the last few times that willow and i have been together, we’ve actually parted ways without things deteriorating. I don’t know. I don’t want to push it. I really don’T. And I don’t want willow to think that we’re handling her in a certain way. Would you calm down and stick to the program?

[ Sighs ] I’m your boss. I called you in to talk about crimson. Don’t worry about it. I got everything else handled. Drew, this psa copy looks great. I hope I can do it…justice. Nina. Hi, willow. What are you doing here?

Were just wrappingup some crimson business. Did I answer all your questions about the new accounting system? Hm! Okay. Good. I’ll make sure I speak to the software engineers and I express the rest of your concerns, okay? Thank you. Thank you, drew. Uh, lots of changes since I’ve been back. Absolutely. Sure is. And my door is always open. You guys can wrap up. I can step outside and go over this copy. No! No, no, no. Stay. Stay. Um, willow is prepping for her very first psa for the new tomorrow institute. Yes! That is really, really great! I-I’m so proud of aurora for supporting such a worthy cause… and you for being the spokesperson.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Well… I’ll leave you to it. Hey. Hold on a second. I just had a brilliant idea. Would you mind sitting in? What do you mean, you know what I’m doing? You act like I have some ulterior motive for trying to spend time with you. Well, don’t you? The last time we went on a coffee date, you were worried about how I was handling losing spencer. And I took your advice. And I tried to do something meaningful that helped me get closure. Did it help? A bit. But I’m no closer to knowing what to do with myself. I know, honey. I do see you trying and I see you struggling. I just wish I could wave a magic wand and take all the hurt away. Me too. Josslyn is your great friend. And keeping yourself busy here at the gallery. But sometimes you just need a hug and a shoulder to lean on him and… so here I am, baby. Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, we got to keep going, right? Yeah. 15 grand, huh? Yeah. A-ha! No accounting for taste. Aunt stella!

[ Stella and trina laughing ] Hello, ladies. Hey, jordan. Hey, jordan. Hey. I am really glad to see you both so happy. But I’m sorry to say I am about to be a buzzkill. So this is an interrogation? Well, I’m just curious as to why you would visit your attempted abductor in prison. So I have to check my comings and goings with the pcpd? Maybe, when you’re talking to the former head of the wsb… and pikeman security group. Has that been confirmed? Brennan was head of pikeman? Working theory. I’ve answered your question. Now you answer mine. You know, last time you came knocking on my door with the third degree, you and agent cates accused me of harboring a criminal. Don’t you have better things to do with your time? I do. I have to run a hotel. Okay, so, the fact that jason slipped out of your house doesn’t mean that he wasn’t there. You’re deliberately not answering my question. Why is that? How do you know I went to pentonville? Well, brennan may be sequestered, awaiting trial, but he is still considered a dangerous man. He has a lot of eyes on him. Especially the fbi’s? I was beginning to think I had been stood up. Well, since you asked yuri to drive me, I could hardly “ghost you,” as violet would say.

[ Chuckles ] And it was such a lovely evening, I asked him to take the route around the lake, and the sunset was breathtaking. So I asked him to stop, and h-he found a nice spot and pulled over and… piped tchaikovsky into the back seat. And I just soaked in the music and the splendor and got lost in it. I think we both did. I’m sorry I missed it. Uh, I am, too. You would have enjoyed it. And I would have enjoyed it more with you. Well, I-I did get to see some of the sunset on my ride. And you’re so right. It really was lovely.

[ Chuckles ] You know, gregory, I-I bet we could convince tracy to hop back on her horse. Two of you could finish that sunset together. What do you say? Want to trade out your cane for a saddle? Maybe next time.

T-that’s an interesting assumption. The fbi. Yeah. If this is your way of trying to figure out what I know, let me save you some time. John cates was asking jason about a connection between sonny, brennan, and pikeman, but brennan didn’t seem to know anything about it. So you told brennan, then? That agent cates was on his case? Like, specifically. Yeah, it’s not like it’s some deep dark secret. Yes, carly! It was! Didn’t you learn first-hand how law enforcement works when you were married to the mob?! I’m sure nina has more important things to do than listen to me practice my psa. Well, like I said, I’ll let you two get to work. Well, j-just hold on one second. Are you sure, willow? I mean… nina listens to pitches and ad campaigns just about every day. It’d be a shame not to take advantage of her expertise. Someone with so much media and promotion experience. J-just figure she might see something that I could miss. Unless you’re not comfortable. I — well, I’m not sure I’ll ever be comfortable with being a public figure, but it is important and I agreed to do it. But nina has a magazine to run. I’m just suggesting it because this is your first psa, and we really want to knock it out of the part. But, of course… it’s completely up to you. You know what happened the first time I rode a merry-go-round? I fell off.

[ Chuckles ] Stop trying to make me feel better, cowboy. No, no. It’s — it’s a true story. I was, uh — I was a little younger than leo. I was probably 8 or 9. I was trying to impress a very cute girl. Hard to believe. And she kept looking at this brass ring that was at the top of the pole. So I-I climbed up on t-the carousel pony and I stretched out my little body as far as it would go, and I just kept reaching for that brass ring. And then I fell — flat on my face. Don’t know how I didn’t break my nose, but I got eight stitches in my head. Too bad it didn’t knock some sense into you. Wait, wait. W-what about the girl? The next day, she sat next to me on the school bus.

[Chuckling] Ohh! And? The moral is? Reach for that brass ring. You may fall flat on your face, but… ya never know. He’s well-meaning. Yeah. I wish everyone treated me so kindly or gave me such good advice. Sasha: I don’t know, michael. Given your family’s history with relationships, I’m pretty sure the fact that you and i used to be a couple barely even registers on their radar. Maybe you’re just disappointed that I never used to cook like this for you. I’m a little disappointed, yeah.

[ Chuckles ] No, it’s just — I, uh — I’m just sorry that you even had to take this position. I never thought you would’ve walked away from deception. I mean, I could have negotiated, like, a golden parachute or something. I just hate that you left all that stock on the table and now you’re here cooking for my crazy, mixed-up family. Please. Take that off your mind. I wanted to walk away. And, yes, selling all my shares was a big…gulp. Sure. But… it was a loss that I was willing to take for my peace of mind. And gladys already took all my money, so it’s not like I didn’t have any practice. You know, sasha, you don’t have to do that with me, you know, pretend that you’re — you’re okay. I’m not pretending. It was time for me to go, michael. I’ve made peace with my decision, and, honestly, I haven’t even looked back. When olivia offered me this job, I jumped at it. I-I had other options, but none that I liked. Okay. You know, maybe if you would have given your job search a little more time, I-I would have lent you the money to tide you over. I’m sure sonny would have, too. I really appreciate the gesture, michael. But, first, I would not have taken it. And, second, there’s no need. I like it here. You know, I-I don’t know if you remember, but I always used to say that I longed to be part of a family… after growing up without one. So now I get to cook for your “crazy, mixed-up family.” I get to practice my cooking and stay in a home with people I know and trust. Trust? I wouldn’t — I wouldn’t go that far.

[ Laughs ] But, I mean, maybe… I should have asked you before I said yes. I mean, I-I never even talked to willow about it. I really hope that I have not made things awkward between the two of you, have I?

I didn’t even think to ask willow how she might feel about me moving in here. We used to be so close, and then with everything that has happened to both of us, we’ve lost touch. And then after she had amelia and I showed up at the gatehouse hopped up on pills, she’s probably worried about having me around the kids. No, no. Hey. Sasha, that is not the case at all. We know what the situation was. Y-you were sabotaged. We trust you. Thank you. As far as us and our — our history… yeah, we shared a lot of memories, but we’re good, though, right? I mean… unless you’re saying it’s awkward for you. No. No. I-I really like being here. Good. Because the quartermaines, who rarely agree on anything, agree on you. Especially the kids, ’cause they love your beignets. I’m so glad. And, honestly, michael, this is not a step down for me. I really love cooking for your family. I… I’ve found it really… nurturing and grounding. I like seeing how happy people are when they eat my food, knowing that I’m contributing to their well-being. And I really love seeing how happy you are with willow. You guys are really inspirational. The love and the commitment that you share.

[ Door opens ] I, um — I used to have that once, so… maybe I will again. Have what? I don’t know if there will be an actual motion to reopen heather’s case, but I wanted to let you know what was brewing.

[ Scoffs ] This is preposterous! I’ve lost count of that woman’s victims! And she almost made trina one of them! What is there to revisit, jordan? How could this even be considered?! Well, it’s been discovered that heather was slowly being poisoned by an artificial hip implant decades ago with neurotoxic results. Wait. What? They think her artificial hip made her crazy? I-I read about this. A-and I did some digging. Some people who were poisoned by heavy metals have been affected mentally w-with anxiety, depression, cognitive dysfunction, bipolarity, even schizophrenia. But even if that were the case, heather is a brutal killer. Surely, this can’t erase her actual crimes! No, but some people think it can help explain them. “Some people”? Who? Who would even advocate for heather webber?! Well, you’re gonna find out anyways. My boss has raised the question. Spencer’s grandmother? Blood cancers once considered fatal can now be cured… if only people knew where to look for help. I should know since a marrow donor saved my life. That’s why the new tomorrow institute was created — to help people like you and me. Willow , that was so good,especially for your first try! Thanks, drew. Uh, nina? Anything to add? You come across very sincere and authentic. But? No. [ Chuckles ] I don’t — I don’t want to make you feel self-conscious. No, what you’re doing is — is spot-on. Nina, it’s okay. I… I’d like to hear what you have to say. Okay. Willow, you’re living proof that cancer doesn’t need to be a death sentence. You are the success story. You’re the example that people can aspire to. You came through a harrowing ordeal, and now you have a wonderful, healthy, happy, fulfilling life. Show that. Show the people that are dealing with cancer and their families that they not only stand to survive, but, like you, to thrive. So, in other words… totally okay to smile a little.

[ Both laugh ] Noted. Anything else? You got this. I’m gonna go back to my office. Nina. Thank you. Any time.

[ Door closes ]

[ Exhales sharply ] Why on earth would you think it was a good idea to tell brennan that he and pikeman were subjects of an fbi investigation?! Because I wanted to know how he’d react. Why? Are you running an investigation of your own? From the minute I laid eyes on brennan. Oh, he hasn’t asked you to call him “jack” yet? No. He told me he was in the “security business.” And I took that to mean he was ex-intelligence or ex-military. I thought he was going after sonny, then I realized he was working with that guy hume. And when I heard the name pikeman in connection with brennan, it’s not a far stretch to think the fbi had their sights on him. Okay. God. Don’t know why I’m telling you this. Okay. Listen. The fbi didn’t realize that the former director of the wsb was involved with pikeman, maybe even running it, because he had managed to conceal his involvement. And that is why he came after me. But did brennan come after you? Well, yes. I thought that was hume. Did jack brennan come anywhere near you? How did he find out about john cates? You know, ’cause brennan was already in prison when he came to town. Did he tell you that or did… did you tell him? I may have mentioned it. Okay. So you blithely confirmed to brennan that he is under fbi surveillance… and you have put pikeman on high alert… and you have compromised a major investigation!

What happens with your investigation is not my problem. Okay, you know, you need to listen to me, carly! So you understand what’s at stake! Like what?! Never mind. I don’t want to know. I don’t want to know. Because why should I trust you? Why should I trust

any of you? I mean, john shows up being all nice and genuine. Then he goes to jason and he hassles him about pikeman! And you know this how? I don’t think john would have shared that information with you. Were you listening? You were listening, weren’t you? Oh, my god. Of course, you were listening! You just asked me why you should trust me. It’s because I’m trying to help you! Or have you forgotten that brennan could have killed you the day that we arrested him? I remember you and dante bursting in with your guns drawn. The only thing brennan was packing was a couple zip ties. Yeah, like everyone walks around with zip ties in their pocket! Well, apparently, all spies do. Where are yours? In your pocket or in your purse somewhere? I don’t have any — okay. Look. I have never, ever considered you to be stupid or naive. But brennan could have kidnapped you that day or worse. You know what? I’m not so sure about that. I mean, if jack brennan is as dangerous as you say, he could have taken me down, he could have pulled a gun. He didn’t do either. I mean, maybe what you saw as a life-or-death situation was just a miscommunication. Why don’t you try to be as smart as you think you are? You stay the hell away from jack brennan! Oh, really? Hey, fritz. Um, I don’t feel like driving tomorrow, so I’m gonna need a ride. Yes. Yes, that’s right. Well, I would like to go to pentonville. Yes. No. I-I want to leave from here. Great. I’ll see you tomorrow. Well, that’s nice of you — to still visit your friends behind bars. Finn and violet have probably already left for the rehearsal and coney island, so why don’t you have dinner with me? As it turns out, sasha is a fabulous cook. All she has to do is heat it up for us. I’m not having dinner with you tonight, tracy, because you are going to coney island.

[ Laughs ] Oh, in the words of the bensonhurst brigade… “fuggedaboutit.” This is lois’ event, not mine. And while they’re all dining on hot dogs and cotton candy, I will be enjoying sasha’s delicious meal with cloth napkins and a tablecloth. Besides, I’m not in the ceremony, so there’s nothing for me to rehearse. I couldn’t disagree with you more. I need you to stand in for me at the rehearsal. That way, you can tell me when the music starts and stops, when I make my entrance, where to stand, all the little details that I need to know. Is this why you wanted to see me tonight? Uh, partially. T-there’s something else. I guess you could call it my “fail-safe” plan — in case I can’t make it to my son’s wedding. I am really excited about hopefully helping so many people, but I have so much to learn when it comes to the media side of things. I have no doubt that you’re gonna get the hang of it. Plus, you got so many people around you to help. It was a really good idea to have nina stay for the rehearsal. Her suggestion to simply smile made it so much easier the next few rehearsals. You really are a natural, but I have to admit nina’s media savvy probably could help us reach our target audience. So if you’re open to it, I mean, I could ask her to become more involved. Well, I’m not surprised… since you and nina planned this whole thing. Didn’t you? I’m just here to scrounge. I was hoping to find some yummy leftovers in the fridge. Yeah, I take it you’re hungry? Aren’t I always?

[ Laughs ] This is what I like to see. Checking out new recipes? Yeah, I am thinking of trying out some new appetizers. Ooh! Stick around long enough, and you might get to sample them. I’m really glad we talked, michael.

[ Sighs ] She’s amazing. Oh, I know. So, what are your plans for all of her…amazingness?

oh, baby, how are you feeling about this? I can’t feel anything but betrayed. For me and spencer. I understand, baby. And I don’t blame you one bit. And right now I’m — I’m straining my objectivity to try to see it from laura’s point of view. I’m trying to think how I might feel if this was a member of our family. Stella, that’s big of you. Really. It’s amazing. You know, I was police commissioner throughout heather’s hook killing spree, her jail breaks, and I’m struggling to find objectivity, too. But, still, I recognize laura’s courage to even consider taking this on. She has to realize the political firestorm she’ll cause if she gets that case against heather re-opened. So, are you saying that laura’s asking for heather to be set free? Well, you just put that out there, didn’t ya? I find it saves a lot of time to be direct. I saw you two just now. There’s sparks, you know? T-there’s something there. Yeah. Yeah. We have a good time. We’re friends. Friends. Okay. Friendship’s good. Can’t have too many. But some friendships are more special than others, and I just — I hope you realize how special sasha is. Don’t I ever. I mean… her molten chocolate lava cake is to die for. Are you ever serious? I’m very serious about my job, so no worries there. Okay. What about sasha? She has been through a hell of a lot these last few years. And she’s come through. She’s one of the best people that I know. So I hope you’re serious about being good to her. I will be as good to her as she’ll let me be. Willow, are you — are you accusing me of — of setting you up? I am accusing you of being a well-meaning friend who is trying to patch things up between nina and me. I’ll admit. I would love if you and nina work things out, but I am a businessman, and nina coaching you makes for a better psa, which may widen the reach for the appeal, which is what aurora promised the new tomorrow institute. So it’s good business. I would never do anything that I thought would hurt you. I hope you know that, willow. A-and I do get how sensitive the situation is between you and your mother. Ahh. My “mother.” That still lands with a jolt. I haven’t thought of nina in those terms in a while. I know, willow, but if I can get past it and find a way to work with her, maybe you can, too. I meant what I said before. Your attitude toward nina, your ability to put the past in the past and deal with her here in the present, made me rethink my own attitude. But it’s hard. I have opened myself up to nina on more than one occasion, and it did not go well for me. There was always a lie or manipulation, and then I’m left feeling angry and foolish. Like, how many times do I have to go through the same thing before I learn my lesson? Nina was the one that needed to learn her lesson, willow. Maybe she has. Maybe? I can’t be sure. But I’m willing to give her a chance. And I — I realize that it’s easier for me. She sent you to prison! I have a professional relationship with her, not a personal relationship with her, so she can, like — she can disappoint me, she can frustrate me, but she can’t — she can’t wound me. So I get… I get how letting her in is just a much bigger risk for you than it is for me. And saying that… …I realize that I owe you an apology. You? Why? I, uh… may have finagled the meeting and pushed things a bit so that you guys would have a chance to interact. And I’m sorry. But I stand by my business perspective. She really did make things better. So if you’re not comfortable… no, no. I’ll — I’ll think about it. Good. Then why do you look so upset? Because I have no right to come down on you. Not when I’ve been keeping something from you myself. Keeping something from me? About your brother. Carly: I can’t do this! I don’t have time. I’m sorry. That’s — that was unnecessary. Carly, I’m having the best day ever, and I do not want to ruin it. Look. We are never gonna hear bluebirds or see rainbows when our paths cross, but we don’t have to take shots at each other unnecessarily. Like you just did? It — that was a reflex that I regret. And I’m sorry. I approached you because there was actually another reason why I needed to talk to you. It can’t be another apology. I’ve already heard them all. No. I wanted to tell you that…

[ Exhales heavily ] …You were right about sonny.

I cobbled together some traditional texts along with some thoughts and musings of my own. I’m sure it’s very beautiful. Thanks, but I’m not looking for assurance. I’m holding you to your promise to take my place if I — yadda, yadda, yadda! You are presiding over chase and brook lynn’s ceremony. It’s meant to be. The only things that are “meant to be” are death and taxes. Yeah, well, I take exception to the latter. Tracy, don’t tell me you have stage fright.

[ Scoffs] Whether I do or not is beside the point. You’re the officiant! I-I’m just — I’m covering my bases, in case I can’t read my notes or I-I lose my breath, things that have been happening more and more these days. I’ll need my understudy to go on if that happens. Well, I seriously doubt that I’m gonna need to “go on,” as you put it, because you are perfectly capable of marrying those two, all while being… the most attractive man in the room.

[ Chuckles ] Flattery… will get you everywhere. Except coney island. Now, can we get to the airport in time? You have to make that rehearsal. I’ll get there. Oh… w-what’s the dress code for coney island? Think mermaid.

[ Groans ]

[ Laughs ] I heated you up some beef bourguignon. Otherwise known as beef stew.

[ Chuckles ] Where’s michael? Uh, he, uh — he left… right after warning me to be good to you. Okay. Well, I know michael. He had the best of intentions, but it’s not his job to make sure that I’m well-treated. It’s mine. I get to decide all on my own if a situation works for me, if it fits my needs. So we’re talking about your job as a cook? “Situation” is pretty vague. It covers my job, but also the people I associate with. Like me. You don’t need a lecture from michael on being good to me, cody. You already are. Trina, I can’t speak for laura’s intentions, but I do know her as my boss and as a person. She is smart and sensitive. So let’s not jump to any conclusions. The immediate question is, where does heather belong while they sort out her medical and legal issues? My vote is someplace safe and secure. T-this is a very complicated issue. I’ve worked with psych patients and their families, and — and I know that people’s pain, whether mental or physical, can drive them to do and say things that would otherwise be unthinkable. Okay, aunt stella, maybe heather was acting out of mental or physical pain, as you say. But what about her victims? What about the victims’ families? What about the pain she inflicted on us?! What I’m about to tell you is confidential, okay? Okay. When jason got back to port charles, after he jumped off the bridge… michael and I found him in the boathouse badly wounded. And we bandaged him up and got him antibiotics from the hospital. Jason should never have put you guys in that position. We had to do something. He was shot. So did you stitch him up? Of course you did. Because that’s what you do, willow. You help people. You helped jason. You help people at G.H. And now you’re helping people through the new tomorrow institute. I appreciate you so much, willow. And your secret is safe with me. Nina: You said that it wasn’t going to last, that sonny would leave me, and he did. If I had listened to you, maybe I could have saved myself some heartache, but, you know, I-I wouldn’t listen to you or anyone else. I had to live it. And I have. Is that all? I’m trying to make amends with drew. I understand needing to be on good terms with your employer. It’s in drew and my best interests to have a good working relationship. Then I guess it’s all worked out, huh? You and drew have a working relationship. You’re back at crimson. I have my hotel back. I mean… no reason to look back at all the damage done, huh? It’s good for all just to move forward. You make it sound easy. Not easy. Necessary. I’m not looking back. I’m not going that way. Jason? Jason?!

[ Exhales sharply ] Well, you were right.

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Josslyn talks to Dex after they run in the park and she tells him that she is switching her major to environmental science and Dex tells her to trust her instincts because he is sure she will save the world.

John talks to Jason and tells him that Carly went to visit Brendan in Bentonville and he wonders if Jason told Carly he is working for the FBI. Jason tells John he is working for the FBI to protect Carly so he would never tell her anything about what he is doing for the FBI. John asks Jason to find out what Carly knows and why he went to visit Brennan.

Jason later talks to Anna and tells her about his conversation with John and that Carly went to visit Brennan. Jason knows Carly so well that he thinks Carly eavesdropped on his conversation with John at the Metro Court where they spoke about Brennan possibly being the head of Pikeman.

Jason thinks Carly is trying to help him so she went to Pentonville to see what information she can get out of Brennan.

Jason asks Anna to talk to Carly and see what she told Brennan because John told him to talk to Carly but she would figure out that he was working for the FBI.

Sonny asks Natalia to go with him to Brook Lynn’s wedding and she happily accepts the invitation.

Ava talks to Sonny’s pharmacist and he tells her that even if Sonny was taking the wrong dosage of the medicine it would take a while before he would be a danger to himself and others.

Sonny tells Ava he doesn’t want her to move out of the apartment. Sonny tells Ava he is taking Natalia to Brook Lynn’s wedding.

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thank you so much for all this. I, um — I guess we should probably finish it up and get on our way? You in a hurry? ‘Cause I’m not. I — I like having you here. I enjoy your company. Well, I have a personal belief that no one should ever have to dine alone. Well, lucky me.

[ Laughs ] The ties between pikeman and the wsb go back to your early days as an agent, anna, in the ’80s. I can tell you flat out I’ve never had anything to do with pikeman. Jack brennan, who — who ended his rather brief tenure as head of the wsb by being shipped off to pentonville — he could tell you more. It’s alleged that he was running both pikeman and wsb. Unless you think that I’m the new head of pikeman and that, by packing him off to prison, I was making a big power grab. Anything is possible.

[ Knock on door ] Come in.

[ Door opens ] You wanted to see me, commissioner? I did, yes. Um, I just wanted to check in, you know, since it was my bright idea to have you apply for the police academy. Detective bennett — he thinks that your performance in class and training exercise is outstanding. So I just wanted to check in with you personally. Uh, first of all, I want to thank you. It would have never occurred to me to become a police officer, but every day I’m more certain that this is where I’m supposed to be. Why do you feel certain? The men and women in my class are exceptional. I’m very proud to stand next to them. Ah. And the other officers — you know, the rank and file — how’s that going? Uh, it’s getting better, mostly thanks to detective chase. He’s really gone out of his way to take me under his wing and smooth the way a bit. Oh, good. Yes, yes. He’s very well liked and well respected, so I’m sure that the other officers will trust his judgment. That’s good. Uh, he invited me to his wedding tomorrow. Ah. Can you attend? Wouldn’t miss it. Mm. My sentiments exactly, yeah. I’m sure I’ll run into you there. Will that be all, commissioner? One other thing. Have you had any interaction with detective falconeri? Hey. Sorry for making you wait. Hey. What’s going on? Dante, you’re not gonna believe it. What? I finally got some answers from jason about what he’s been up to the last few years. Jason is an fbi informant. Mr. Morgan. The fbi has some questions for you. Yeah? Well, you don’t have to follow official procedure, cates. Nobody’s here but us. I still have questions. Why was carly visiting the former director of the wsb in pentonville? What did you tell her?

what did you say to carly? Did you mention pikeman or brennan to her? No. Then why did she drive out to pentonville? I don’t know. This is the first time I’m hearing about it. Why was she visiting brennan of all people? What was she hoping to find out? I just told you, I don’t know. If you even hinted to carly that you’ve been tasked with finding evidence against pikeman, it violates our agreement. I only took the agreement to protect carly. Why would I turn around and give her information that puts her at risk? Well, I could just sit here all day — if I didn’t have a dozen phone calls to make. I know how that goes. I would imagine you’re a pretty busy man. Okay. I know you were waiting for someone when I showed up. Who would have the audacity to stand you up? Well, I didn’t get stood up. It’s just — it was ava, you know, the one that you met at my place. Oh, yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah. I brought her here. I said something she didn’t like, and she got upset. She stormed off. So, um… she missed out, but, uh, I didn’T. Well, it was a lovely meal. And the conversation was equally so. It’s amazing how that works.

[ Laughs ] Do you think things will have calmed down by the time you get home?

My home, not ava’S. You see, I brought her and my daughter, avery, to my home because — basically, for avery’s sake. But at first it worked out, and now it’S… not really. Yeah. No, I get it. I get it. I mean, when a relationship is ending or transitioning, that’s hard enough, but when kids are involved, it’s just so complicated. Sounds like you’ve been through it. Yeah, well, my husband and I are separated. Ah. That’s alison’s father. And then I have son from a previous relationship. Remember I told you that my family’s complicated? Mm. Mm-hmm. Life’s a long and winding road.

[ Groans ] Full of all kinds of paths and forks not taken. Ugh. [ Laughs ] Well, I do hope that — that it’s a little calmer when you get back. Well, either that or, you know, I’m gonna go home to an empty apartment.

[ Laughs ] Ava could be packing as we speak. But as long as we — we sip this coffee really slowly… it will give her enough time, you know?

[ Laughing ] Okay. Some of the print on this bottle has rubbed off. I’m planning an extensive trip, and I just want to know how many refills are left for my husband’s prescription of lorphenadine. We’re gonna be out of the country, you see, and I think maybe we should be stocking up. Actually, I wouldn’t mind a little more information about the drug itself. Well, normally, I wouldn’t disclose this information, but since you’ve gone to all this trouble, I can at least take a little look. Mm. Dante and I haven’t had much interaction. I think we both have the same avoidance strategy. Is he icing you out? No, nothing like that. He nods hello when I walk through the squad room, but otherwise he pretends I’m not there. So, you say you have, uh, the same avoidance strategy. Why are you avoiding him? Dante is senior detective. He also just got shot in the line of duty. He’s highly respected here. But he’s also sonny’s son. And everyone here knows I worked for sonny for more than a year. So if we get seen together too much, people might think we’re working together on sonny’s behalf. A lot of people already suspect me of that, so why put it on dante? Do you have any reservations about dante, like maybe… suspicions that he might act on his father’s behalf? Look, I’m only telling you until we figure out what to do with this information. Jason saved my life. He… he must have been with the shooter when they were trying to take out sonny. That’s got to be the reason why the sniper missed. Jason said that he has been working undercover while he’s been away, that he’s been working under an assumed identity. Still? He’s working undercover? What’s he doing right now? I don’t know his exact role, but he’s working with agent john cates. Oh, my god. What? My god. Sam, I-I-I — I knew this. I already knew that jason was an fbi informant. What do you mean? How? My father told me.

mr. Corinthos has four refills left. Mm. That’s what I thought. I just wanted to be sure. As per usual, I’ll call the prescribing doctor when it’s time to renew unless I hear anything else. So, will that be all, mrs. Corinthos? As you know, my husband just started taking this new drug. I do have some concerns about it. Really? Well, um… um, lorphenadine was recently approved by the fda, but it’s highly effective and safe in combination with other drugs like lithium in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Uh, have you discussed your concerns with his doctor? Not yet. I didn’t want it to seem like I’m undermining the doctor. Sonny is very comfortable with him. I’m sure it’s fine. I do wonder, though, what would happen if a patient, for whatever reason, didn’t take the medication as prescribed or took less than the prescribed dosage. Because, as I’m sure you know, mistakes do happen. Maybe you should go home and talk to ava and try to resolve things. You know what? I was being flip. Ava’s fine. We just got in a stupid argument. Mm. I was invited to go to some social event. She wasn’t invited. I couldn’t push it because it was the bride’s family calling the shots. It was a wedding, right? So then I didn’t even know ava wanted to go, and then she says she wants to go. I made it clear — “you can’t go.” And then she, you know, got upset, stormed off, like I said, and that’s basically that. Yeah. I mean, but I get it. I empathize. You know, it’s a pretty terrible feeling, feeling like you’re being excluded. Who would exclude you?

[ Both laugh ] Well, thank you, but… come on. …Um, you know, I am a newbie in a new town, and it’s a town that’s got a very tight-knit social set. So, you know… alison’s going to her manager’s wedding, and, you know, she might even be performing. I don’t even know. And so, you know, obviously, kristina is her plus one, so I miss out. Brook lynn quartermaine’s wedding? Mm-hmm. That’s what I was talking about.

[ Laughs ] Everything you’ve done up until this point has been for carly, so it doesn’t make any sense you’d involve her in this. I wouldn’T. Well, that leaves us with a big problem. Why was carly at pentonville? Could carly and brennan have some kind of understanding? No. I doubt that. They know each other. Brennan was arrested at bobbie’S. Well, then it was kelly’S. Carly was the only other person there. She never said anything about this? I never asked. Ask her now. Why? Before he was incarcerated, jack brennan was career wsb. He rose all the way to director. It can’t be a coincidence that he lands in port charles and starts cultivating sonny’s ex-wife. Carly must be useful to him somehow. Or — and this seems much less likely — he’s of use to her. Either way, it’s in both of our best interests to find out. I’ll leave it to you to figure out how. Do you think dante might be protecting sonny? I asked you first. No. No. Not consciously, anyway. But he might have an unconscious bias in sonny’s favor. I saw enough of their relationship when I worked for sonny to know that he and dante are close. Sonny was estranged from michael, so he relied on dante, even though he was a cop. I’ve seen them interact as family. They’re easy and relaxed around each other. They trust each other. I don’t think dante would deliberately look the other way if sonny committed a crime. But I do think maybe, when dante looks at sonny, he — he just sees what he wants to. Mm. Thank you for your perspective. Yeah. To be clear, I think dante is an incredible officer. He’s the kind of cop that I want to be. Yeah. There’s no one better you could emulate. No one. Okay, that’s all. Thank you.

[ Door closes ]

[ Cellphone ringing ] Yeah. Hi. What’s up? Alright. I’m coming over. Wait. You knew that jason was working for the fbi and you didn’t say anything to me? I didn’t remember. It just hit me with all the things you were saying. I-I — I don’t know. I mean, I was out of it in the hospital. I’d just woken up. I don’t know who I saw or what I said. Well, I hope you remember me. Of course I remember you. But now I remember sonny was there. He came into my room. He told me that, yeah, jason was working as an informant for the fbi. And then jason came in my room and told me the same thing. It must have been these meds. Okay, well, that actually tracks to what jason said because he said that he and sonny aren’t close anymore. I just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that sonny would actually think that jason would turn his back on him. Well, yeah, if he’s working for agent cates, sonny would consider that betrayal.

[ Exhaling sharply ] Joss. Hi. What are you doing here? I’m, uh, obviously working out.

[ Chuckles ] Um, I just heard about the challenge, the, um, stadium run without the stadium. You want to race? Only if I get a head start. You’re already warmed up. Absolutely not. Hey, no cheating! You know, agent cates and I — we didn’t get off to such a hot start. I didn’t trust him. He didn’t trust me. He said he was trying to protect sonny. I didn’t believe that for a second. Well, yeah, because why would the fbi be protecting a mob boss? Although I-I believe it, though, but I think it’s probably secondary to whoever’s behind those hits. This is bigger than my father. You know, these four crime lords that were taken out — big cities, major transportation hubs. Some sort of smuggling ring? I’ve been doing some digging on my own. And what sticks out — these were not mob hits. I know it’s last minute, uh, but I do have a plus one. If you want to go to the wedding with me, I’d love to take you. Uh — wait, what?

[ Laughs ] That is just so — that’s so generous. But I don’t want to impose. I mean, this is — especially at this late date. You met lois. Yeah.She’s a close friend of mine. All I got to do is tell her that I’m bringing somebody else. Unless you don’t — you don’t want to be seen with me.

[ Laughs ] And I understand. No, it’s just so, um — I mean, are you sure? Uh, yes. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have asked. We can be like a mom and dad posse for both of our children. They’ll love that.

[ Both laugh ] Um… yes. Alright. Yeah. I accept with pleasure. Thank you so much.

[ Laughs ] Okay, wait a minute. Um… that means I need to come up with a dress, shoes, and I got to somehow talk my way into a hair salon appointment, so I think — so I’m out of here.

[ Laughs ] Alright. I’ll let you know what time… okay. …And the whole thing. Alright. And thank you again. I mean, honestly, thank you again for everything, the lovely meal, the — your thoughtfulness. I’m just — I’m really looking forward to tomorrow. So, bye for now. Alright. Yeah. Thank you. I assure you I take quality control very seriously. I’m sure you do. But we’re all human. It seems you’re concerned about your husband’s dosage. Well, I don’t stand over my husband and make sure he takes his medication on time. What if he doesn’t? What if he takes less than the prescribed dosage? What if he skips? Could his behavior change? For example, could he become aggressive? Or even violent? That would depend on his behavior patterns when he’s not medicated. Symptoms could return, but that’s beyond my scope. I’m a pharmacist. I’m not a physician. I was hoping you could ease my mind before the big trip. Well, uh, what I can tell you is that it’s important a person on mood-stabilization medication take their medication regularly. And while unmedicated bipolar disorder may manifest in behavioral issues, people generally don’t become ax murderers overnight.

[ Chuckles ] That’s good. Ax murders are, uh, definitely to be avoided.

[ Chuckles ] Have you noticed any change in your husband’s behavior? Why do you ask? Well, if you’re worried about him not taking his dosage, you should speak with him — and his doctor. That’s not necessary. You know, this is a new drug and all, and I had some — some questions about it, so I thought I’d — I’d come to the expert. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain things to me. Thank you for all you continue to do for my husband. I’m glad I could help. And good luck with the trip. Hey. Hey. Thanks for coming. Yeah. What’s so urgent? Okay, so, I need all the information that you have on brennan’s arrest here in port charles. Oh, it was relatively uneventful, you know? Dante and I — we made the arrest at bobbie’S. Yeah. Was carly there? Mm-hmm. Yeah. Why? Did she say something to you about it? No. No. Cates did. That’s strange. Well, he was asking why carly would visit brennan at pentonville. She did what? Wait. He didn’t tell you? No. God. I don’t know. John is not very big on sharing. But then that’s fine because there’s a lot about this supposedly joint investigation that I haven’t been sharing with him. More to the point, it’s actually very concerning that carly would visit brennan. Why exactly? Because when we made the arrest, it looked as if brennan was going to kidnap her. The man had zip ties in his pocket. I mean, this is months ago, but why would she suddenly take it upon herself to go see him now?

[ Sighs ] There’s only one thing I can think of. She thinks she’s helping me.

Whew! Okay. Okay. That’s nice. You know, for a second there, I thought you were gonna let me win. Oh, and face your wrath? Well, thank you for respecting me enough to beat me. Two out of three? No way, no. Okay. It’s a good thing you’re not at the academy. You would kill yourself trying to finish first in everything. Like you don’t finish first in everything. Well, not everything. No, false modesty, please.

[ Breathes deeply ] It’s going good, though? It’s — it’s all good? Yeah. Yeah, things are good. I had to face down a lot of people’s doubts, including my own, but… it turns out if you stick with things and don’t walk away, they get better. Why would carly think she was helping you by going to see brennan? Well, a couple days ago, I was with carly. John shows up. And carly wanted to call diane. I said, “don’T. I’ll take care of it. Just leave.” Well, she didn’t want to leave. So, I’m sure she found a spot to eavesdrop in on our conversation.

[ Sighs ] Which was what? Which was john talking a lot about brennan and pikeman and possible ties with sonny. John didn’t mention you working for pikeman, did he? I made sure he didn’t just in case carly was listening. Oh, thank god you know her so well. Alright, so, what do you think it’s likely that she overheard john say? Well, he went on to talk about brennan being arrested with a pikeman guy. Yeah. Hume. Oh, no. Ohh. God. I hope you’re wrong about this. Because if carly knows that the fbi is investigating this pikeman/brennan connection and she inadvertently gives brennan that information, then she just made our job exponentially harder. These four crime figures that were taken out — it wasn’t by rivals or disgruntled lieutenants. It was all done the same way — long-range, professional, clean sniper shots. Which backs up your belief that jason did something to prevent the sniper from killing sonny. Right. The other thing is, these — these bosses that were taken out — it’s not like the organizations collapsed afterwards. The next in line took over with almost no interruption to the organizations, which tells me that this wasn’t to cause chaos or some kind of takeover from outside forces. So, if not that, then what was it for? I’m definitely not gonna lose any sleep over any dead mob bosses, but I do care about sonny. And I know that you care about him, too. And, dante, I hope you don’t take this the wrong way, but I — I care about jason, too. And I believe him when he said that he didn’t stay away voluntarily, that he was coerced. And I think that we should help him. Actually, I — I want to help him, dante. Danny can’t lose his father again.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Exhales heavily ]

[ Sighs ] Surprised to see you here since you stormed off at the restaurant. Oh, yeah, I’m — I’m really sorry about that, sonny. It was so silly of me to let my feelings get hurt over a social event. You know, of course I understand why the cerullos and falconeris don’t want me there. That’s the point I was trying to make, ava! I know. I know. I realize that.

[ Sighs ] I’m embarrassed, actually. I like to think I have pretty thick skin, and I do with most people, but… not with you lately. Sonny, I’m — I’m so appreciative of how we’ve been able to connect and come to trust each other. I really care about our relationship. And that’s why, for avery’s sake, it is time for me to move out.

So, how’s school? You on summer break yet? Just about. Um, I’ve turned in most of my labs and my papers. I have a few exams left. But I actually just got a new summer job at the metro court. I’m gonna be a lifeguard there. That’s more fun than working at the front desk. Yeah, I know, right? I hope it’s fun. I just thought you’d have some high-powered internship lined up. Well, I’ve thought about it, but, um, I’m actually in the middle of switching my major. I’m glad you figured it out. So, what do you want? For your major. Oh, um, well, I’ll be taking some of the same labs and classes as last year, just with a different concentration — environmental science. Sounds like a good fit. God, really? I feel like I’m so late to change my major.

[ Sighs ] Just trust yourself, joss. I have no doubt that you could save the entire planet if you set your mind to it. Are you sure this sudden need to move out has nothing to do with what happened earlier? Yes and no. Once I cooled down, I realized that the most important thing here is the — the friendship that we’ve developed over these last months. Yeah. I really value that, sonny. Plus, I don’t want to ever put avery in the stressful situation of watching her parents fighting, right? So, it’ll take me a few days to find the right living situation for the two of us, one that meets the terms of our shared custody agreement, of course. Is this really what you want, ava, is you want another place? Well, I was looking for a place of my own… right. …After I sold wyndemere, right? And then you wanted us here when we were under threat. But that threat seems to be gone. And I’m starting to feel like I’m overstaying my welcome. Did I ever say that, ava? No. Then don’t put words in my mouth. I like having avery here, taking her to school, putting her to bed, um… what about me? What about you? I like having people around. I like — you know, I like the company. But just so you know, I didn’t ask you to leave. That was your call. So, if you want to… get a place… I’ll help you get a place. But just for the record… …I like the way things are. I hope you understand why I want to help jason. Of course I do, baby. You have a history together. He’s danny’s father. I’m not — look, I’m not threatened by any of that stuff. Danny is a big part of this, but it’s more than that. When you were in the hospital and I found out that jason was on that roof and everyone thought he was the shooter — I thought he was the shooter — I was so angry and cold to him. I was just so terrified that I was gonna lose you. I wanted someone to pay, and I had lost all faith in jason. So you want to make amends. You want to help. Yeah. I mean, I suppose I do. I know that jason loves danny. And danny has obviously formed some sort of a bond with jason. It’s just that danny needs his father in his life. 100% he does. He needs his father. And I feel like I owe jason. I just don’t know how to help him. Well, we’re gonna figure that out together… uh-huh. …’Cause that’s what we do. Mm. The thing is, I don’t know what this is. Like, this can’t be just a simple undercover operation the fbi has got jason doing. Okay. Well, we need to figure out exactly what it is that the fbi has on jason. So far, the fbi has been under the radar. And you being found out to be who you are didn’t actually rattle pikeman’s cages too much. Yeah, well, cates thinks they’ll still target me ’cause I know too much. Pikeman obviously doesn’t know that you were with the fbi. So that’s a good thing, at least.

[ Sighs ] And you are absolutely certain? You never told carly that you were undercover with pikeman? No, absolutely not. I want her to stay out of this. Yeah, well, that ship’s sailed. Alright. So, in all probability, brennan now knows that the fbi is on his trail, which means that we’re blown. And that’s a big problem ’cause brennan’s tentacles — they reach from pentonville to pikeman to wsb to god knows where. Are you afraid of this guy? Brennan’s a bit of a charmer, you know. Very smooth. Yeah. But behind those sparkling eyes is a mind constantly working, processing, reading everything, everyone in the room. He is very smart. He’s very shrewd. And we all learned as trainees that the most dangerous weapon was to give brennan information of any kind. Okay. So, what do we do now? We just wait for him to make a move? How do we know he’s gonna make a move? He will. He will? Yeah. He’ll find his target, and then he’ll act. And the fbi won’t know what hit them. I think what we need to do is find out exactly what carly told brennan. Cates said the same thing. There’s one problem. I can’t be the one to do it.


So, I thought I would escape taking bio chem by switching to environmental science, when, actually, I have to still take environmental chem, which is just as difficult, and I have to do all of the papers, all of the labs,

and I have to get my master’s after my undergrad degree. There’s no escaping it. You’re gonna have to be awesome. Thank you. And thank you for what you said earlier. It means a lot. I should go. Yeah. Me too. Um… hey, joss. It was really good to see you. It was really good to see you. Take care. Thank you, sonny. I know avery wants to stay, and… so do I. And, you know, I realized something. I’ve let myself become a bit of a recluse since the nikolas thing. And after I sold wyndemere, I wanted a fresh start, but, really, other than the gallery, I don’t get out too much.

[ Chuckles ] I guess that’s why I made the assumption about brook lynn’s wedding. Well, you don’t have to be cooped up in here or the gallery all the time. You should get out, have fun. I mean, you were always the social type. You don’t have to crimp your style on my account.

[ Laughing ] That’s — that’s some solid advice. Thank you. So, is there anything I can do to help you get ready for the wedding? I can get you a tie or I can get a gift. How about a painting from the gallery, even? Cash is king. There’s a lot of ties that I don’t even wear, so… mm. But thank you for that. How about I give you a ride? I can drop you off. I can pick you up. That way, frank doesn’t have to waste the day waiting around outside the wedding and the reception. No, I can drive myself. Besides, blaze’s mother is coming as my plus one. Oh. Natalie, right? Natalia. Yeah, blaze and kristina are going, so I thought it would be nice to include blaze’s mother. That’s very generous of you.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Hey. Alright. I get you want to help. It’s important to you. It’s important to danny. And — and please don’t get angry at me for saying this, but I think you should stay out of it. Wait a minute. You just said that you have some digging of your own to do, which means you don’t know the whole story. No, I don’T. I don’T. But I can tell it’s a delicate situation. And you get involved with cates and the feds, and then maybe you’re in the line of fire and — look, there’s — there’s nothing you can do. Oh, no, I have a hard time accepting “there’s nothing you can do” as a policy. But you’re carly’s best friend. Who better than you to find out what she knows and what she’s done? You just answered your own question. Carly can read me like a book. If I question her, she knows something’s up. And even if I mention brennan, that’s it. She’ll decide she can help me by working him for information. Oh, god. We don’t want that. No, she cannot suspect anything more than she already does. So we have to find a way to stop carly from doing anything else to help me. Alright. Well, if you can’t question her, then… I’ll have to talk to her myself.

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Gregory decides not to go to the rehearsal dinner to save his strength for Chase and Brook Lynn’s wedding. Chase and Finn are relieved because they were nervous about talking to him about not going to the rehearsal dinner. Gregory gets upset with Chase and Finn because they want to get a home health aide to be with him while they are at the rehearsal dinner in Coney Island. Gregory gets so upset with Finn that he brings up that he slept with Jackie the day before his wedding. Finn leaves the apartment without saying another word to Gregory and goes to talk to Alexis. Finn tells Alexis he doesn’t think Gregory has forgiven him for sleeping with Jackie. Finn tells Alexis he needs to go to a meeting and Alexis calls Gregory to ask Gregory if he can help her go over her testimony before the appeals board to get her disbarment overturned.

Sam and Jason argue because she got a call from Danny’s school counselor telling her he wasn’t in school. Sam thinks he snuck out of the house to see Jason but later the counselor calls and tells Sam Danny was in class all day but the teacher input the attendance information into the school computer late.

Jason tells Sam that he has been working undercover for the FBI and he can’t tell her why because he is still working for them.

Jordan advises Laura not to get involved in trying to get Heather’s prison sentence vacated because the people of Port Charles could get so mad at her that it could end her job as Mayor.

Blaze decides to go with Kristina to Brook Lynn’s wedding even though her mom thinks it will be bad for her career. Sonny decides not to take Ava to Brook Lynn’s wedding because he doesn’t want Connor’s family to relive the pain of how Ava killed Connie.

Ava tells Sonny that since he doesn’t trust her anymore, she will move out of the house. Sonny tells Ava she can move out of the house if she wants to since it is safe now. Sonny offers to buy Ava a house or she can stay with Nina. Ava turns down the offer of a house and tells Sonny she can take care of Avery herself.

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We appreciate it. It’s been a okay, you’re gonna do the talking, right? Yeah. Yeah. That’s what I said. Thank you. It’s just, uh — it’s just what? I-I was thinking — I was thinking that… you could probably say it better. Why would I say it better? I’m not exactly known for my bedside manner, but you on the other hand… I what? You do things with… care and compassion. Okay, well, you can be caring and compassionate when you tell dad that we don’t think that he should come to the rehearsal dinner tonight — and I cannot wait to go to coney island! Ahh! Good morning, you two. Sorry it takes me so long to get up and dressed. Did I-I miss seeing violet off to school? Yeah. Yeah. But she’s only going for a half-day. I’m picking her up early so she can change before we go to the airport. Sounds like a plan. Yeah. And speaking of plans… uh, we want to talk to you about this evening. And I… chase? I was just preparing for my hearing next week. Ah, yes, I was so happy to hear that you were taking steps to overturn your disbarment. Tell me. How’s it going? I think I’m prepared — as prepared as I can be. But at this point, I think I’m just spinning my wheels. I think you’re gonna do great. You know? You’re an excellent lawyer. As matter of fact, that’s why I’m here. Sonny, I wanted to tell you — I-I contacted two of my most high-profile artists to see if — if either of them would like a large commission to create a piece for the city. Sonny: Turns out that’s not gonna be necessary because I’ve moved on to another idea. Definitely a delegation showing up. Ah.

[ Knock on door ] Hi! Can I come in? I don’t want to see anything I shouldn’t see. Mm-hmm, yeah, since you knocked instead of barging in, I think you’re safe. Okay.

[ Laughs ] What brings you by? Well, I wanted to see what outfit you’re gonna go with for the quartermaine wedding. I haven’t decided yet. Why? I don’t want to clash with it. Hey. Jason. Where’s danny?

So, I went to see heather in pentonville yesterday. Mmm. How did that go? Uh, pretty well. She’s recovering nicely from the surgery. But other than that… she’s still the same heather. No. No. She’s really not. Since they replaced the bad hip, the changes in heather are striking. In a good way? It appears so. “Appears” being the operative word. Yes, well, I know that you and kevin talked about this a few weeks back. I just wondered if you were able to find anything that would suggest that we might be able to revisit heather’s case. You know, laura, I’m surprised that you actually want to move forward with this. It’s just that the more I talk to heather, the more I believe the cobalt poisoning was affecting her ability to reason. So the metallosis was the reason why she killed those people and tried to kill all those other people and had two decades of horrendous and — and cruel behavior? I am not qualified to say. Alright? All I can say is up until this point, heather has always felt justified in her actions. And now? Now she’s beginning to question her violent behavior. And — and, uh… she’s showing signs of real remorse, you know? And I think, in general, she just seems like she’s more in control of herself, containing her anger better. That, I actually witnessed. You think she’s actually growing a conscience? Were you able to find anything that could help her? Actually, I-I did. Of course, I want to hear everything you have to say, son, but — but first, uh, there’s something i need to say. If it’s alright with — please. By all means. By all means. Having the rehearsal dinner on coney island is such a fun idea. And it’s beyond generous of tracy to bring us all down there, um, so that brook lynn can — can revisit one of the great joys of her childhood. Everything about it seems unmissable. Dad, the thing is — no. Please. Please let me finish. Um, I hope you won’t be upset with me. And I promise I will apologize to brook lynn and her family, but I really feel like I need to conserve my energy for the wedding itself. Dad, are you saying that — I’ve thought long and hard about it. And as much as I want to go, I’m not gonna go. I’m gonna ask tracy if she will stand in for me at the rehearsal. Well, I-I really wish you could make it, too, but — but I understand. And I’ll make sure everybody there does, too. Thank you, son. I know that had to have been a hard decision, dad, but for what it’s worth, I think it was the right one. Can — I can call the home-help agency and see if we can get someone to stay with you. No. That — that’s not necessary. Since when are you going to brook lynn’s wedding? Since your invitation arrived. Or did you not get a plus-one?

[ Chuckles ] I did. And I’m taking kristina. Kristina. Why?

[ Chuckles ] Because she’s my girlfriend. How could I forget? I don’t know. It seems to slip your mind a lot. Oh, no, your relationship with kristina is always on my mind, especially at times like this. I’m gonna hate myself for asking. Times like what? I think it is unwise for you and kristina to go as a couple to such a public event. I thought we had anunderstanding about that. Well, gee, mom, so did I. Apparently, we were both wrong. Jason: Danny’s not here. Well, all I know is that he’s not in school. I got a call from his counselor. He was concerned because he missed an appointment. Okay. Why is he seeing a counselor? Well, because danny occasionally has trouble following the rules. Anyway, he wasn’t marked as present in his first-period class, so I used that location app on his phone to – to see where he was, and I couldn’t find him. You’re track– you’re tracking danny? And it said that his phone was at home. So I went upstairs to his bedroom. And his — and his phone was on his bed under a pile of clothes, which means he — he deliberately doesn’t want me to know where he is. Okay, well, maybe he just forgot his phone. Jason, no teenager ever lets their phone out of their sight, especially danny, considering I just gave his back to him. I haven’t seen danny. And — and don’t you see that you’re training him to lie to you?

First of all, you don’t know anything about my relationship with danny. He knows he can trust me. How can he know that, sam? Every time he brings up the truth about wanting to spend time with me, he gets into trouble. He thinks, “hey, if I lie here, maybe there’s a chance I won’t get caught and I won’t get into trouble.” No, I have just warned him that being around you is dangerous, and our son refuses to listen to me! Okay. If you and I agree that danny and I can spend some time together, I won’t be somewhere dangerous. Okay, well, what happens if he just shows up at your place like he did the other day? Can you promise me that he won’t be walking into something dangerous? No. No! Exactly! And that’s what terrifies me. It’s not just about danny getting to know you and spending time with you. Jason, he wants the danger. He chases it just like you. Just like I used to. This is different. There was a time I didn’t care if I lived or I died. Okay? I don’t — I don’t see that in danny. Okay. Well, then tell me what it is that you… see in our son… as opposed to the last time you were in town. I just see a kid who likes freedom. Yeah, well, he’s a teenage boy. They all want their freedom. He just doesn’t know what to do with it. And let’s be real. You really don’t know anything about raising a teenager. Maybe not. No. Definitely not. Because the first rule in raising a teenager is being there. And you weren’T. You were alive, and I still have no idea where you were or what you were doing. And nice tattoo, by the way. Did you show that to danny? Did you at least explain to him where that came from? God! What are the odds that danny is gonna want a tattoo, too? Let’s just hope that he goes for one and he doesn’t just go full-out and get a whole sleeve. Or, I mean, I — I actually don’t know. Maybe that just happened… one tattoo at a time over the past two-plus years. Sam, I-I will explain to danny that — if you just — you will explain to him that he should just hide you in the boathouse and not tell me about it? Okay. Hold on. For what it’s worth, he walked in on me in the boathouse. I didn’t seek him out. You told our son to lie to me about it. Because that was the safest thing for danny right then. That was my decision. Be mad at me. I am mad at you, jason! But I am afraid for our son! Afraid that you can’t control him! I don’t even think you see it. I mean, no matter what danny does, it feels like he’s in trouble… that it’s wrong. He’s a kid. Look, if he skipped school, he’s gonna get into trouble. He’s got detention. He gets grounded. Take the phone away. He’s gonna pay the price. Life goes on. Okay. Well, if — if you know so much about our son, where is he right now? I found two cases where post-conviction relief was granted. Somewhere here. Because the key witnesses recanted their testimony. The most relevant was a forensic psychiatrist who acknowledged that his findings were based on incomplete evidence. So then a diagnosis of cobalt poisoning would have helped heather’s defense. Possibly. Look. If you can get a copy of the transcript of her court appearance, I will take a look at it. Thank you. But you got to manage your expectations. ‘Cause metallosis or not, there is no judge that will want to vacate her conviction because the body count is too high and she confessed and she pled guilty. Yes, but all of her actions were under the influence of something out of her control. Maybe she didn’t murder anyone before the metallosis, but, laura, you can’t pretend that heather was some sort of quirky free spirit. No, no. I know you’re right. This is a long shot. Are you saying that you can’t help me anymore? Because if you can’t, I-i certainly would understand that. As a citizen of port charles, as a human being, I’m hesitant. As a once — hopefully future attorney again… I believe that everyone is entitled to a fair defense. Even heather. Then I’ll see about getting you those transcripts. Mom, I’ve taken your advice on keeping my private life private. As much as I hate to say it, you have a point. You hate that I have a point? No, I hate that people are so intolerant. Even a quarter of the way through the 21st century, things for queer people — please don’t refer to yourself that way. Things for… people like me are getting harder and harder. All of this to say… this is a family wedding. Not a public event. Honey.

[ Scoffs ] Sometimes you can be such an innocent sweetheart. Yes, this is not a public wedding, but everybody is gonna read about it. And all the lucky invitees are gonna be plastering their social media with photos and — and selfies. And especially because there’s gonna be a celebrity in their midst. Which you are! I don’t think that’s going to change if they see me standing next to kristina. Honey, that doesn’t even count all — all the professional photos that are gonna be out there on the newswire. And that’s not just locally. It’s gonna start at the invader, and then it’s gonna proliferate outward. I wouldn’t worry. The quartermaines are used to protecting their privacy from the press. Yes, it will be a well-attended event, but only by close family friends. And I’m going with kristina. Honey, I just — you are thinking about this in the absolute wrong way! And how should I be thinking about it, mother?

[ Sighs ] You’re not going just as a regular person. Okay? And certainly not as somebody’s girlfriend. You have to think about yourself as a brand! Sure, ali can go to any old wedding she wants to with whoever she wants to, but the second somebody takes a photo of you and puts it online, you’re no longer alison. You are blaze. And we have worked too hard to create this brand so carefully. I just don’t — honey, I don’t want to see it all just — all this hard work and effort just be for nothing! So? What do you think of the new menu? Love the new menu. I want one of each.

[ Laughs ] So do I. I’ve heard wonderful things about the new chef. Yeah, they were a real find. Listen, I hope that you weren’t bothered by the guys down in the ball room and outside. We are pulling out all the stops for chase and brook lynn’s wedding. We want everything to be perfect. Well, I’m sure the reception is gonna be absolutely beautiful.

[ Cellphone rings ] Whatever you need, I’m here. You know that, right? Ah. It’s trina at the gallery. We’re expecting new pieces today. Excuse me. Hurry up. You don’t want to miss that.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Please tell me you are not bringing that one to the wedding. Look. Violet will be away with you. And while the caregivers are all perfectly nice, I could use a break from this endless procession of strangers in this apartment. Hey, dad. We — we’ve been through this before. I’d feel more comfortable knowing that you aren’t alone. You won’t even be gone overnight. You’re flying back this evening. We’ll probably be pretty late. Regardless, I’ll be fine. Hey, come on, dad. Listen. It’s — it’s one thing that if I spend the evening worrying about you, but it’s chase’s rehearsal dinner, alright? He should be able to enjoy it without wondering if he’s abandoned you. And you of all people would know what it’s like to be abandoned before your wedding. I recall feeling great about my rehearsal dinner with jackie and then wondering where the hell you were when the wedding started, but, no, by all means, son, you lecture me on proper wedding etiquette! Okay. Um… I think chase can take the conversation from here.

[ Door closes ]

[ Cellphone rings ] It’s danny’s school. Hello? Okay. Thank you. Thanks for letting me know. Okay. So, um… that was danny’s counselor. He got the time wrong. Danny’s in his appointment right now. So where’s he been? In class. The first-period teacher did not put the attendance into the computer until after the class was over. So… go ahead and just say it. Tell me, “I told you so.” I’m just glad he’s safe. Yeah. Me too. Um, okay. I’m gonna get out of your way and sonny’S. Yeah, sonny’s not here. What do you mean? Where is he? I don’t know. What do — of course you would know where sonny is. Jason, what’s going on? Did something happen between you and sonny? Brook lynn’s wedding hasnothing to do with my branding. Maybe — maybe I have not been clear enough, but this wedding — your manager’s wedding — has everything to do with your branding. It’s, like, the most amazing photo op. What? Honey, an event like this as prestigious as this quartermaine wedding… and you going as brook lynn’s client, this is incredible pr! Come on! Photos of you and brook lynn together. Or even you and me together! This is all brand awareness for you and your music. I will not use my friend’s wedding as a career stepping stone. Okay, but your friend is also your manager, and she should be all over this. Okay, look. I love you, mom. And I am so grateful for everything that you’ve done for my finances, not just when I started making money, but even before — to help me with my singing from voice lessons to paying for studio time and everything. Every little detail that’s helped me get this far. I hear a “but.” But there are decisions about my life that only I can make. And this is one of them. Ah. Come on in. Yeah? Thanks for letting me come over. Of course. Okay. Start at the beginning. Tell me everything. My dad. What’s wrong? You know, chase and I both thought that it’d be best for him if he didn’t go to the rehearsal dinner tonight in coney island. So we went over to talk to him, and he beat us to the punch, and he said he was gonna stay home and rest for tomorrow. Okay. That’s great. Yeah. Except I wanted to bring in a caregiver to keep an eye on him while we were all away. Oh. Yeah. Yeah. So I guess he didn’t like that idea. No, he reminded me that I slept with jackie and didn’t show up at his wedding. Whoa! That wasn’t the turn I expected this to take. No, me neither. So what did you say? Nothing. I-I left. I called you, and here we are. I abandoned him again. You walked away from an unwinnable argument. That is not abandonment. I kept g oing on with my lifefor almost 30 years. I-I convinced myself that after what I had done that staying away was the right thing to do, and I blamed him. I blamed him for moving on so quickly after my mom died. I even changed my name to try to distance myself from him as much as I could. And then you found your way back together. You guys worked it out. If I ever thought he was gonna forgive me, this morning proved otherwise. I’m not bringing ava. Lois has made it a point to not invite her, so — she doesn’t even know those people. Yeah, she may not know those people, but those people definitely know her. Ava: What people? The cerullos. Falconeris. All the people from the old neighborhood. They will be at my stepdaughter’s wedding tomorrow. I’ll send the waitress right over. Not that you asked, but just in case you want a plus-one for the wedding, I did pick out a pretty spectacular outfit. No pressure. There is no pressure ’cause you’re not going.

Hey, dad! I’m making myself b-breakfast if you, uh, want anything. I’m so sorry, son. I-I shouldn’t have said what I said. Now I feel like I’ve — I’ve spoiled the evening for you and for your brother. Oh, I don’t think you spoiled anything. Finn and I just want to make sure you’re okay here and that you have the help if you need it. Yeah. I understand. I shouldn’t have lashed out like that. I think I just I… let my nerves get the better of me. Wait. You’re nervous?

[ Exhales heavily ] Of course, I’m nervous. Tomorrow is a huge day. Tonight’s an important night, too. It’s the night before my son starts his life as a married man. And as much as I want to be there with you and brook lynn and everybody, tomorrow is more important. I want to go over everything that I’m going to say. I want to make sure I get a good night’s sleep. And I can’t do all that if I’ve got some stranger I’ve never laid eyes on before asking me if I’m alright every 15 minutes like I’m a toddler. I’m sorry. I-I don’t blame you. I don’t even blame your brother. I know he’s just doing it out of concern for me. A-and I’m sure from his perspective he thinks he’s right. Look. It’s not just that. Sometimes I wonder if brook lynn and i made a mistake asking you to preside over the wedding. Because what were you supposed to do? Say no? And I am concerned, with your illness, that we’re putting too much pressure on you. Son. Harry. Presiding over your wedding is the opposite of pressure. It’s the greatest honor of my life. I’m going to this wedding with kristina, period. You have made that clear. And yet you keep trying to talk me out of it. No, no. I accept your decision. It’s a bad one.

[ Chuckles ] And, look, I apologize if you have found my concern and my honesty disagreeable. Actually, I understand your concerns. But, mom, I know how hard you work for my continued success. Not just for yourself. I know you’re doing it for me, too. No. For you first, honey. And I understand how important my image is, especially how important it is to you, but nothing that I have done, nothing that kristina and I have done is a threat to my career. On the contrary, my music is taking off. My fans are going nuts on social media, demanding that I release my new single, and I think it’s gonna be my best one yet. Because I’m so happy with kristina. Happy musicians don’t make great music. Are you saying I have to be miserable to have a successful career? I just, uh, know you’ve made your decision. And, um… do what suits you. And we’ll see which one of us is right.

[ Door closes ] Webber. W-e-b-b-e-R. First name, heather. Yeah, now, there won’t have been a jury trial, but look for the arraignment, expert-witness hearings. Maybe one or two of those. There would be medical, psychiatric. And then sentencing. Okay. Thank you. Bye. Sorry about that. What can I do for you? Well, I came to give you an update on the progress drew’s making with that urban renewal project. Oh. That’s moving forward already? Mm-hmm. And it just got a big boost. From where? Mcconkey. Congressman mcconkey?! Mm-hmm. Oh, that’s amazing! Tell me more! I will, but, um, first I need to ask you something. What was all of that about heather webber? Is this about dante’s shooting? Because everyone knows it wasn’t you. I mean, you pretty much saved his life. I’ve been working as an undercover informant for the fbi. Wait. What? I-I don’t understand. How? It d– it doesn’t matter. No, of course, it does. What matters is… the undercover part is over… but my connection to the fbi is not.

what did olivia say about me? Olivia didn’t say anything. The cerullos and the falconeris are gonna be there, and they have long memories. I know what they think I did, sonny, but they — they don’t have to have proof. They know because olivia knows I know. You walk into that wedding, it’s disrespecting connie’s memory. And I can’t do that. Well, if that’s how you feel, then maybe I should rethink my place in your house. I can’t believe you — what ha– what happened to me being the only person you can trust, sonny? I can’t bel– I can’t believe you don’t see this. It doesn’t matter that…

[Hushed] …The evidence was destroyed. You still did what you did. What happened was a very long time ago. How long before you let go what ryan did to kiki? How dare you throw my daughter’s murder in my face. Well, you know what? That’s — that’s how the family’s gonna feel if you walk into the wedding. Listen to me okay? If you want to move out, you can move out. I mean, it’s safe now, so I’ll — I’ll buy a place for you and avery. Or…avery can stay with me. I’ll take care of my daughter myself. Just like I always have. I have, uh, taken it upon myself to investigate what legal proceedings were held in heather’s case. For the hook murders? Yes. And everything that happened at spoon island with ryan and esme. And what were you hoping to find? I just want to see what expert testimony was given, if any. I don’t know that much about the case. I had to distance myself from it at the time it happened. That sounds wise. But why all the sudden interest? Let’s sit down. It has recently come to light that heather has been suffering from, um, a medical issue that was brought about by a disintegrating hip replacement. Oh. Okay. Well, that sounds awful, but what does that have to do with her case? The hip raised her levels of cobalt and other metals in her system to the point of toxicity, and it’s quite possible that that chemical imbalance was affecting her judgment. Driving her to commit a series of kidnappings, jail breaks, acts of terror, and murders? Metallosis, or cobalt poisoning, is not permanent, so once the bad hip replacement has been removed, the patient can begin to recover. Okay, well, that’s all great for heather, but — look. I’m not saying this excuses heather of any of the violence she unleashed on this city. I’m just saying it is possible… that it may mitigate s-some of her responsibility in those crimes. If you’ve been working with the fbi, does that mean you’ve been working with that agent cates, the one who tried to question danny? Yes, it does. And that’s why sonny’s turned his back on you. And why you haven’t been in port charles. Yes. Jason, how the hell, of all people, do you get involved with the fbi? I can’t tell you. You mean you won’T. I’m saying this because I did not choose… to stay away from my family. I would never do that. I know what gregory said hurt you. It was true. What is also true is that he has forgiven you now ten times over. Well, he hasn’t forgotten. Well, it wasn’t that easy to forget. But it’s history. And I will tell you — most people would not have been able to overcome that. If this is a pep talk, it’s not going real well.

[ Laughs ] But you both overcame it. Unforgivable things can be forgiven. I know this. I’ve been on both sides of the sword. Like with your daughters? Yeah. Ahh. You know, sam and I did not have a great relationship when she found out that I gave her up for adoption. And kristina, she’s — you know, we’ve been duking it out I think since she’s been in the womb. Not molly? No. She’s perfect.

[ Chuckles ] Wait. No. No. No. She — there’s been things. She’s not perfect.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. So, what was this lesson you learned from angering your daughters? You know, sometimes i was the injured party. Of course. I’m sorry. I apologize. Thank you. But what we’re talking about is your lesson here, which is the fact that gregory felt safe enough to snap at you means that he has faith in this relationship. I’m glad he feels safe. You don’T. Not particularly. Why not? How do you feel? I need a meeting. Okay. Let’s find you one. I’m my brother’s best man. But how can I even think about getting on a plane tonight and flying down to that rehearsal dinner while my father is sick and refuses to let anyone stay with him? You are not missing your brother’s rehearsal dinner. I don’t see any other way around it. Not that my dad would even want me there at this point. I have an idea.

You have questions. Just one. What are you hoping to discover? That heather can no longer be held responsible for her crimes and be let off? Or that she can still be held responsible and kept safely away from the public? I’m just trying to get to the truth. And then what? Look. I can’t be objective. Not only did heather terrorize curtis’ daughter, which is very close to home for me, but trina’s involvement with spencer was part of the motive for heather to commit this series of murders. Including a cop. Rory cabrera. Yeah. And all of this was to avenge her daughter, who clearly didn’t need help with vengeance. I am well aware. Then you must be aware how this must make the families of the victims feel. I’m not taking this lightly. Quite the opposite. Well, I’m glad to hear it. Because the entire city suffered during heather’s reign of terror. Do you want my advice? Please. Do not go near this. Don’t challenge the convictions that heather webber so clearly deserved. But from an objective legal standpoint… you are not a lawyer. And neither am I. If you feel that heather needs a lawyer, then find a third party to hire one. But for you to get involved would be political suicide. But I’m not trying to have her exonerated or even released from custody necessarily. “Necessarily” will give your political rivals enough rope to hang you, and your constituents will line up to cheer them on. This city needs you, laura. You are a strong and effective mayor. I would hate to see you sacrifice your career and the welfare of the city for the likes of heather webber. Sonny. Hi. Good morning! Better now.

[ Laughs ] Oh, I-I see you’re waiting for someone. How do — how do you know it’s not you?

[ Chuckles ] Have a seat. Okay. Thank you.

[ Sonny chuckles ] Again, I’m so sorry. Again, you do not have to apologize. I feel like I do, especially to your brother. I am sure finn knows that you didn’t mean it. I hope so. Anyway, tonight is not about me, so go ahead and call the home-health agency. Thank you, dad. Uh, breakfast? Yeah. Fine.

[ Cellphone rings ] Alexis? To what do I owe this pleasure? My anxiety. I’m heading to albany in the morning. Already? I-I thought you had a little more time before you had to make your case. Yeah, but I’m just doing some last-minute research, and I can use your ears and your brain. How would you feel about I-I bring over some chinese or mexican food and we can go over my plea to the appeals court? Oh. Tonight? Uh… sure. I’d be happy to help. Thank you for telling me. And I’m sorry I jumped to conclusions about you and danny. I’m just glad he’s where he’s supposed to be. Yeah. Me too. And, um, about the whole boundaries thing that we discussed with danny… yeah. Yeah. No. I’ll — I’ll honor those. Thank you.

[ Exhales heavily ] I need to see you.

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Dante tells Sam he decided not to resign from the PCPD and Dante wonders if Sam wants to break up with him if he remains a cop. Sam tells Dante she is happy with him and they are not going to break up over his job.

Jason confides in Anna that the FBI forced him to work undercover for them because they have an audio recording of Carly meeting with the five crime families telling them she is the head of Sonny’s organization. Jason explains to Anna that this was when Sonny was in Nixon Falls so Carly had to go to the meeting so the families wouldn’t start a mob war trying to take over Sonny’s territory. Jason tells Anna he was supposed to go to the meeting but he couldn’t go to because he had been shot. John Cates threatened to put Carly in jail unless he went to work undercover for the FBI.

Chase asks Finn to persuade Gregory not to go to the rehearsal dinner at Coney Island and save his strength to go to the wedding.

Laura becomes more convinced that Heather killed all those people because of her metallosis and asks Kevin for advice about getting Heather out of jail.

Carly visits Brendan in jail to see what information she can get from him that will help Jason.

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[ Grunts ] Oh. Hi, jason. Agent cates came to see me about pikeman. You better come in. I wanted to be here when you got home from work, but I had to take the kids to school. Don’t leave me in suspense. How did anna take it when you told her you were quitting the force? Did she want you to give a notice of some sort, like a month? That seems kind of fair of you, yeah? Uh, sam, I… I didn’t resign. We should do this more often. I agree. Barely eating, and barely talking. So what’s up? I’m sorry.

[ Chuckles ] I know we’re supposed to be out for a nice lunch together. I’m just a million miles away. This has to do with your visit with heather. I take it it didn’t go well. Just the opposite. It went really well. And that’s why I’m troubled. Hey! What brings you by? I just wanted to say hi. Unless this is a bad time? No, it’s, uh, it’s a perfect time. I’m — I’m actually in between patients right now. Um, I’m surprised you have any free time at all, considering it’s almost your wedding day. Yeah. Yeah, we’re really in the home stretch. Yeah. How are you feeling? I’m excited. Yeah. I — I can’t wait for… brook lynn to walk down the aisle. I mean… yeah. There’s just one big problem. Only one? I really don’t want dad flying to coney island for the rehearsal dinner. The last thing I want is for him to be tired and wear himself out the day before the wedding. But how do I tell him that when I know how much he’s looking forward to it? You don’T. Thank you for helping me pick out all the rehearsal dinner gifts. I just hope everyone likes them. Oh, come on. Chase’s family is so gracious. They’re gonna love what we bought him. And even if they don’t like it, they’re never gonna tell us. Now, tracy on the other hand? Oh, please. I think tracy is secretly looking forward to coney island. She just won’t admit it to herself.

[ Chuckles ] No way. What way? Don’t be obvious, but that guy over there is that dirtbag fbi agent who tried to question danny without sam present. Oh, my god. That’s jagger cates! Brennan: Well, well, well. This day just got 100% better.

I haven’t seen jagger in years. You say he’s with the fbi? I cannot believe you know that jerk. Oh, that “jerk” happens to be a very nice man. Come on. Let’s go say hello. Ma, no! Jagger! [ Laughs ] It’s me! Lois cerullo. I can’t believe how long it’s been. Aww! Oh, it is so good to see you. Aww. You have not changed. Oh, well, you know what? I don’t even care if you’re being nice. I’m gonna take that compliment. Ma, don’t you care about what this guy did to danny? And I — I know that you know my daughter, brook lynn. We’ve met. Unfortunately, not under the best of circumstances. That’s putting it mildly. Actually, I’ve been meaning to find you, brook lynn. Miss quartermaine. And why would you want to see me again? You want to interrogate me too? Not at all. I owe you an apology. And…my thanks. Oh. Heather was so much more rational this time. She was more clear-headed than I have seen her in years. It was like I had a glimpse of the old heather from way back when. Well, that makes sense now that she’s getting the medical attention she needs. And I gave her a picture of ace, and, kevin… she was so grateful. It — it clearly meant so much to her. She loves that little boy. Of course she does. But honestly, who wouldn’t?

[ Sighs ] And then we talked… about esme. Did heather happen to say anything upsetting? Maybe about spencer? She did mention spencer, but it was actually just in the context of, uh, of her regrets. I don’t know. I just realized in talking to her that — that… despite all the crimes that she’s committed and her crazy outlook on life, she’s really just… another grieving mother who’s missing her child. Well, of course you can empathize with that. I do. Well, you see why I’m distracted? I am empathizing with a serial killer. I went into anna’s office to talk to her. I put my resignation letter on her desk, and… she refused to accept it. What exactly did anna say? She said that resigning from the force was not going to solve this conflict that I’m having. That was going to open the door to further overtures from sonny, that the boundaries would be gone. Without my badge, sonny would see no reason to have distance between me and his business. I mean, she basically said that… like, to get out of sonny’s orbit, I’d have to leave port charles. I’m not gonna do that. Okay? I’m not gonna run away. I just, uh, I got to thinking, and it kind of felt like I was… running away from my duty. I’m a cop, sam. It’s what I love to do. It’s kind of the only thing I’m good at. And, you know, it just means I can’t be on a case that sonny’s a part of. Like right now, he’s involved in some… criminal investigation, right? Can you say something? You’ve been… you’ve been quiet. Well, I just… I — I don’t want to say the wrong thing. You can’t say the wrong thing. I want to work through this with you, so just say… say whatever you want to say. I should have known better than to get my hopes up. What did cates say about pikeman? Well, um, he asked a lot of questions about the ties between pikeman and sonny and talked about that guy up in pentonville. Oh, jack brennan. Yeah, he talked about how brennan was the director of the wsb and the alleged head of pikeman. You know what the funny thing is, though? He didn’t — he didn’t even mention valentin. I don’t think cates or the fbi is aware that valentin’s involved. That’s interesting. Did you mention valentin to cates? No. No. My deal with the fbi is to take pikeman down. Listen, I don’t — I don’t trust cates. I’m not gonna give him any more information than I have to. Well, I can’t fault you there. Um, jason… …if we’re going to do this… I feel like we should have full transparency. I think I need to know what it is that the fbi is holding over you… and what evidence they have against carly. I don’t get many visitors. Certainly never expected you to show up. I’ve been thinking about you. Well, that’s encouraging. I’ve been thinking that you ed to me about who you were,

and you tried to abduct me from my own restaurant. I never had any intention of abducting you. You had zip ties. Yes, I did. And I can see how that might look. I apologize… if you got the wrong impression. But the zip ties are — were — standard in my profession, so I’ve always carried them. But I never had any intention of trying to harm you in any way with zip ties. They just happened to be in your pocket. And sadly, you jumped to the wrong conclusion and nearly took off my head with that tray…

[ Chuckles ] …But, to say, no hard feelings over here. Let’s just chalk it up to miscommunication. Let’S. I also remember that night that anna and dante came in with their guns drawn, and they arrested you. Now, um, it’s still a little blurry, but I think anna said something about you being involved with a company or an organization… named pikeman? Anna said a lot of things about me… but, uh, not all of them is true.

While you were talking, I was running through all these options in my head, and I’ve got to tell you, there are no easy answers. You’re right — we can’t leave port charles because it’s our home. Our families are here. We’re happy here. We are. And that thing about you being a cop, if you gave up your badge, yes, you would probably… get dragged in deeper into sonny’s business. Well, I don’t — we don’t know that, but we don’t want that. But, dante, when you told me that you wanted to give up your badge, I just — I had this… huge wave of relief come over me. It was like I could finally breathe for a second because I was able to get just this tiny…little glimpse into what our future could look like… if I didn’t have to worry every time you went to work and walked out that door. Look, I don’t think it’s safe for dad to be flying right now either. So, look, I’ll go to him, and… from a medical standpoint, I’ll break the news to him. No. I can’t let you do that. Look, it’s gonna be hard, but… I owe it to dad to have the conversation with him, especially after the huge effort he made to be a part of my wedding. Although, telling him he can’t be a part of the fun the night before…

[ Exhales sharply ] …It’s a hell of a way of saying thank you. Yeah. Look, I just… just be honest with him, bro. Alright? Just remind him that by staying home from the rehearsal dinner and resting, it — it ensures that he’ll be well enough to be there and to enjoy your actual wedding day. That’s true, but I don’t know if he’s gonna see it that way. Dad would never want you spending the most important day of your life worrying about him… and he’ll know that this will put your mind at ease. He’ll understand because you’ve always been the devoted son. Come on. You’re a good son, too, finn.

[ Chuckles softly ] We both know that’s not true. My arrest was purely political. Made a lot of enemies on my rise to director of the wsb. My rivals framed me just to get me out of the way. You were locked up because people were jealous of you? Mm-hmm. And there were also, uh, allegations — completely untrue, by the way — that I was “secretly” head of pikeman.

[ Scoffs ] As if one could secretly head up a major arms manufacturer. So here I sit, uh, the prisoner of my own ambition, one might say, framed for crimes that I did not commit so that someone else can run the wsb. That’s a sad story. It is sad, so I try not to dwell on it. Let’s talk about something else. Distract me from my misery. Tell me all about you. You… want to thank me? I was wrong to question danny without a parent present. It may have been technically legal, but I shouldn’t have done it. And you had every right to call me out, and I’m grateful that you stopped me from doing something I would have regretted. Well, that’s very nice of you to say. If you really mean it. Once I walked away, I realized how furious I would have been if somebody had questioned my son when he was danny’s age. You made me see that. You have a son? I do. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Aww. His name is stone. You named him after your brother? What a beautiful way to honor his memory. Thank you. I just wish they could have met. Well…this is perfect timing. I’ve got to go meet chase down at the station, so you guys can catch up. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Hey, I thought we were having coffee. You never said anything about meeting chase earlier. I’m so sorry, ma. I completely forgot. If your daughter has to leave, please join me. Coffee’s on me. I would love that. Thank you so much for helping me shop, ma. You’re welcome. Agent cates. Bye! Oh, we have so much to catch up on. I need your word that you will not use anything… …that whatever I say stays between us. Of course. This is the fbi’s case. It’s not mine. I’m under no obligation to act on any information that you would give me. Not that I would anyway. Whatever you tell me is between us. You have my word. Okay. The fbi has a recording of carly… at a meeting with other heads of organized crime families… …saying that she is in charge of the corinthos organization and saying that she controls all the business that goes through the corinthos territory. Oh, well, I had no idea that carly was involved in the mob so deeply. She wasn’T. It’s when we thought sonny was dead. His business was completely under siege. We were doing everything we could to hold it together and look strong as possible. I was supposed to be at that meeting. But I had been shot, so carly went instead. Oh. Against your wishes, I’m sure. Yeah, I mean, I didn’t want her to go, but she didn’t have a choice. She had to protect herself. She had to protect her kids. She knew that any sign of weakness, someone from another family would try to eliminate her and target her kids. So carly’s best defense was to present herself as part of the mob. And the fbi has it all on tape.

I can’t deny a part of me will always want that. But, dante, a cop is who you are. It’s who you were when I fell in love with you, and I knew what I was getting myself into. And I can’t try to ask you to change or be something you’re not. Well, I got to say that’s a huge relief — I can’t ask you… to be another man. The only thing I can control… is my response to your choices. So… will you stay with me if I’m still a cop? Metallosis — cobalt poisoning — manifests differently in different patients. In heather’s case, it seems to have tipped her from transgressive behaviors to a pathology that led to rampage. Okay, so then what’s next? Is it right to just leave heather in prison for the rest of her life, to pay for crimes that were actually brought on by the metallosis? And on the other hand, what about all the victims, you know? And all of their loved ones, their loss? Their pain is still very real. Would it ever be appropriate to show heather leniency? Chase, you’re the reason why I have a relationship with dad today. You were tireless… when you were trying to reconcile the two of us. I wanted nothing to do with dad and you refused to accept that. I knew you’d regret it later. I do. I hurt him. I was so…stubborn and self-righteous at the time. I know you still feel guilty, but that was a long time ago. You and dad are — are good now. Don’t you think it’s time to leave it in the past? I lost so much precious time with him… …because of my pride and my anger. Time that I will never get back. Finn… you got to stop beating yourself up. Dad has always loved you… and he always will. Why don’t you call the fbi’s buff? You know, let them proceed against carly? She has an excellent lawyer. She may well have beat the charges. With no guarantee… I couldn’t take that risk. Man, at first, I thought it would just be three months, six months. But now I’m almost three years in. I’m just in too deep. Look, I don’t — I don’t want carly to know that all — all of this was to protect her. Why not? She’s a strong woman. I think she deserves to know what the fbi has on her. Because if she ever finds out, I know exactly what her reaction’s gonna be. She’s gonna try to save me. She’s gonna do something crazy… …wind up sending herself to prison. Before things went, uh, sideways… I really look forward to talking to you. So, let’s pretend we’re at your restaurant, and I’ve just ordered a coffee and some eggs… sunny side up. How has the world been treating you? Well, my daughter just had her first dance recital. Soccer girl? Yeah. Yeah, that’s the one. And she nailed her solo, so I’m a proud mom. That must be a good feeling. It is. Recently went through a breakup. That’s been tough. But I’m getting through it, you know? Mostly because my friend — my best friend — is back. And he was missing for two years, and now jason is back in port charles and all is right in my world. Jason morgan? He got a lot of news coverage, right? I mean, at first he was A…a fugitive and then he was exonerated? Or, at least, the charges were dropped. Is that…? Yeah, you can’t believe everything the news says, right?Yeah. I mean, jason didn’t do any of the things he was accused of. And enough to talk about me. Let’s get back to you. Oh, that’s right. You came here ’cause you want to know about… pikeman. Yeah. You sure you’re not involved with them? If I was, I’d have their fleet of lawyers working to secure my freedom instead of me paying my own little attorney out of my own little pocket. So it would mean nothing to you that the fbi is investigating pikeman?

That is such a hard choice for you to make. Carly’s safety versus you having to allow the people you love think that you were dead. I just weighed what I had to lose against what carly had to lose. Just came down to our kids, you know? I knew jake and danny would be okay because they have great moms and stable homes. But, donna, I mean… she’s just a kid. She needs her mom. It’s very admirable of you. There’s another reason. I chose to work for sonny. I chose to come back into this life knowing the potential consequences. Carly never chose that. Me and sonny pulled her in. I mean, carly went to that meeting, she had no criminal intent. She was just going to try to protect her family. You got carly into this. And it’s on me to get her out. You’re a charming woman, carly, but I — I just don’t see you being tight with law enforcement. How would you know who the fbi is investigated? Because I’m friends with an agent. John cates. Oh. Yeah. He comes into bobbie’s to eat sometimes. And you struck up… an acquaintance? We have people in common. You know, john is originally from port charles and has recently moved back. Why? To work a case against pikeman? Why the interest? You have a problem with john cates being in town? Should I have a problem? I’ve been talking your ear off. Enough about me. Tell me about you. I mean, how did you wind up at the fbi? Ugh. Um, well… after my first marriage to karen broke up, I was kind of reeling, and that’s when I joined the bureau. Hey. I was really sorry to hear about karen’s death. Thank you. It took me a while to make my peace with losing her. Aw. You know, they say… that the ones we love never really leave us. But you know what? Enough about that. Let’s talk about something happy. I want to hear about your son, stone.

[ Sighs ] Well, I mean, talk about time flying. He’s 21 now. Oh! Stone’s on the spectrum, so he lives in a group home outside of quantico. It’s the perfect place for him, and he’s really happy there. Aww, it’s got to be so hard for you, though, being so far away. It is. I wish I could see him more, but… this is the way it has to be for now, so there’s a lot of texts and a lot of video chats.

[ Chuckles ] Thank god for cellphones.

[ Chuckles ] And what about you? How’s it been coming back to port charles? I mean, so much has changed. I know, I know. You know, all of our old hangouts, they’re all gone, except for this place. But, you know, used to be kelly’S. Yeah. But, I mean, places aren’t the only thing that’s changed. We have, too. Well, I guess I should only speak for myself, but… I know I’ve changed. All the dreams I had when I was young, you know, turned out to either be wrong for me or… slipped through my fingers. I do believe that heather’s metallosis was a major factor in her crimes, but it’s impossible to say that was the only cause. But couldn’t there be some middle ground? I mean, at least from a legal point of view.

[ Exhales sharply ] Philosophically speaking, I believe that heather should have a shot at building a better life, but not with absolving her for everything she’s done.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh. That’s a hospital I need to take — oh, yeah, go ahead. I’m fine. Alright. I’ll be right back. Mm-hmm.

[ Exhales sharply ] Laura? Valentin. Hope you don’t mind if I impose. That depends. What is it about? Okay, it’s settled then, alright? I’ll go to dad, and I will talk to him about staying at home and resting during the rehearsal dinner, and you just focus on getting married and having the best day of your life, alright? Thank you, finn. I don’t know what I’d do without you. Well, hey, you remember that and be forgiving when I stumble through my best man speech. Okay.

[ Door opens, closes ]

What I know for sure is that I love you and we have a family and a life together.

[ Sighs heavily ] Is something like this worth… breaking up for? I mean, what I do? I would have to tell you and rocco to leave. I mean, what would be the point? To separate our children so they would be miserable apart while we’re still missing each other? So are you… you don’t want me to leave? It’s not like I would love you any less or be less afraid of your safety if we weren’t together. All I would lose is you. So I… I will just have to learn to live… with the fear. I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I’m making you feel that way. I hate it, and if I could… if I could take that fear away from you, I would. I know. And I’m really sorry that I gave you this false hope that I was gonna resign. Well, I — I can’t pretend that I’m not disappointed you know, I’m gonna have to… feel these emotions and just learn to work through it. W-whatever you need, however I can help you. Okay. I just… probably a little time so I can… yeah. …Process at all, you know? Whatever you need. I promise you, I will never take you for granted — you or what you’re sacrificing, okay? I love you. I love you. Hey, what are you doing here? I thought you were gonna spend the day with your mom. Yeah, well, she ran into a friend, so I came here to distract you from your very important work. Oh, well, I only just got here. I actually went to speak to finn, and he agreed to talk to dad about not coming to the rehearsal dinner. That was nice of him. Look, I’m really sad that gregory’s not gonna be there, but I do think it’s what’s best. And now he’ll be well rested for the actual wedding day. That’s the idea. You know, I thought that my mom was crazy for wanting to have the rehearsal dinner at coney island, but now that it’s here, I’m actually really excited. I can’t wait to show you all my favorite places and to have cotton candy with you on the boardwalk and to ride all the rides together. Yeah, we are gonna be so busy that we’re not gonna have time to have any pre-wedding jitters, which everyone keeps warning me about. I’ve been waiting for them to happen, but so far, nothing. Really? Because I am a total wreck. I totally get what you’re going through, because I feel it, too. Being back in port charles is… harder than I thought it would be. What’s that saying? “You can never really go home again”?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Ain’t that the truth? But, you know, listen, don’t get me wrong. The last few months I’ve spent here with my daughter before she gets married, starts a family, and doesn’t have as much time for her ma has been amazing. You know, it’s a gift I’m always gonna treasure. But it’s like you said, you know? Being back here is A… it’s a constant reminder of what my life was, what I thought it would be and how it actlly turned out. But, jagger… different is not necessarily bad. I thought you might like to hear how charlotte’s doing in switzerland. Oh, that would be lovely. I always love to hear about my granddaughter. Well, she’s busying herself with school. She’s checking in with me once or twice a week by text or phone. We actually video chatted the other day, and I saw her room, so… she’s thriving. Oh, I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear that! That’s so great. I mean, she sent me a couple of e-mails, but nothing on a regular basis. Well, she’s a teenager. We take what we can get. That’s true. Yeah, she did, uh, talk quite a bit about how much she missed that school of hers, so I’m glad that she’s happy to be back there. But do you think now that she’s in switzerland, she’ll be able to put everything that happened here in port charles behind her? Alright, say this does go according to plan… and you’re able to deliver john whatever the hell it is that he wants on pikeman. Do you think the fbi is going to hold up their side of the deal? I mean, with my experience with intelligence agencies, I say it’s very hard to believe that they would ever destroy that evidence. I mean, they might bury it for a time, but they will always have it to use against you and carly.

[ Sighs ] Look, I plan to honor my part of the deal and help the fbi take pikeman down, but after that, that’s it. I’m done. I have no intention of taking orders from john cates or the fbi for the rest of my life.

I feel so lucky to have you. I don’t know what I would have done if I’d lost you.

[ Telephone ringing in distance ]

[ Items clatter ]

[ Exhales sharply ] I know that we’ve put so much work into planning this wedding, but there’s still so much that could go wrong. I mean, what if — what if the flowers aren’t what we wanted? What if my dress gets ruined? That’s not gonna happen. Well, don’t be so sure! I read this post about this custom designer gown. The bride was about to put it on, and somebody had left a black felt pen open, and there was a big black blob in the middle of the dress! No! Did they postpone the wedding? Article didn’t say! Look, if that happens… god forbid! …Then you can get married in blue jeans. You can get married in a bathrobe. You can wear the dress, ink stains and all. I don’t care. It doesn’t matter to me. That is so sweet of you to say. But that’s impossible because our wedding day has to be perfect. But there is one thing that I am not nervous about, and that is marrying you. I cannot wait to be your wife. I can’t wait to be your husband. I shouldn’t kiss you in the squad room. No. You shouldn’T. It’d be a bad idea. The fbi made a deal with you, and they need to stick to it. And if they don’t, and if they continue to abuse their power, then, frankly, in my books, they are no better than pikeman. Yeah, but we have to take pikeman down first. It seems to me that the fbi are not onto valentin at all. But I still think he’s a key player in pikeman. And, luckily… he invited me out to dinner, and I accepted. And I think that that would be an opportunity for me to work him. Do you think he’ll give anything up? The date on the photo that dex gave you, it proves that valentin was here in port charles when there was the shooting at metro court. But he doesn’t know that he was caught in a lie, so he has no reason to have his guard up. I think if I… if I play it right… he could lead us to whoever is in charge of pikeman. I’m glad that charlotte’s happy back in school, but I can’t help but worry a little bit that it might be too soon, you know, for her to be so far from port charles and all of her family. Yeah, I was worried about that, too. But as it happens, I have a new business venture that’ll be taking me to switzerland quite often, so I can keep an eye on her. Oh! That should ease both of our minds. It does, actually. So what’s the new venture? Is it something for elq? Something for elq. See, I think you’re looking at this all wrong. I mean, you have achieved so much. Becoming an fbi agent? It’s so impressive! Do you like the work? For the most part, yeah. And even when I don’t, I can tell myself that I’M… …I’m accomplishing good things by enforcing the law, you know? Yeah.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Um, sorry. Uh, speaking of my job, I’m so sorry, but I have to make a phone call. Oh. Absolutely. You know what? You go save the world. And, listen, it was so great running into you, catching up. Mm-hmm. Oh! Hey. Don’t be a stranger. You’re neither. Okay. Yeah? Brennan’s got a visitor? What is carly spencer doing there? The only problem I have with this agent cates is that he still has his badge, his freedom, and most importantly… he gets to enjoy the pleasure of your company. Brennan. Time’s up. That’s my cue. Time flies when a beautiful woman comes to visit. I’m sure you could have done a lot worse to me that day than some zip ties. For whatever reason, you didn’T. Thank you. You visit really brightened up my day. Uh, maybe you could come back sometime? We’ll see. I’ll live in hope.

[ Footsteps retreating ] Watch your back, valentin.

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Carly talks to Jason about Sonny’s behavior and Carly decides to ask Stella Henry to talk to Sonny and persuade him to get his blood drawn to see if his medication dosage needs to be adjusted.

Sonny watches Dex running in the park with the other police recruits and he has a scary look on his face.

Carly eavesdrops on a conversation between John and Jason and discovers that John thinks Sonny is connected with Pikeman.

Willow agrees to do an interview for Crimson promoting bone marrow donation for the New Tomorrow Foundation.

Anna moves into her new home and tells Felicia she misses Valentin.

Sonny tells Jordan he wants to donate money to the city and she can decide the project that needs to be done the most.

Drew tells Jordan he wants to revitalize the docks.

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 You all right? I’m fine. I’m not sure sonny is, though. Am I late? No, I was early. Oh, okay. Um, how’s molly and tj? A little jumpy. Expectant parents. I hear ya. How’s kristina? Uh, she says being pregnant is not what she expected. It’s better.

[ Both chuckle ] Um, thank you for meeting me. Yes. You said you had a proposal? I want to make a significant donation to the city of port charles. Thanks for coming, drew. Absolutely, for sure. Okay, so, um, I guess this means that you made a decision? I’ve thought it through and talked it over with michael. And?

And I would be honored to be the spokesperson for the new tomorrow institute. Commissioner? Oh, detective bennet. This is unexpected. Uh, yeah. I was, uh, in the area, conducting a training exercise. Commissioner. Where do you want this?

[ Door buzzes ] Laura!

[ Chuckles ] Good to see you. Good to see you. Thank you, kelly. You may go. It’s procedure, ma’am. I understand. Especially for someone with an extensive history of escape. Thank you, kelly. Thank you. I’m kind of a celebrity around here. Sort of flattering.

[ Chuckles ] How are you feeling? A lot better. The — the new hip’s still healing, but it’s a lot less painful than the old one. Oh, I’m glad to hear it. And I don’t miss those rashes or that whole “not being able to breathe” thing, I can tell you that. You here to give me the lowdown on ace? You know, I wouldn’t hate prison so much if only I could see my grandson. Jason? Jason! Hey. Hey. Oh. What’s, uh — what’s wrong?

[ Sighs ] It’s sonny. He’s in trouble. And does one want to ask me any more questions? E top of my head a significant donation? That surprises you? Not at all. You have a long and impressive history of philanthropy. I can think of three programs off the top of my head that could benefit from your support. Why do I get the impression you don’t want to take it? Why do you think, sonny? Well, any — any donation from me is coming from a legitimate enterprise and also investments. I figured. But one needs to be sure. And does one want to ask me any more questions? Just one. Why come to me? Because you are the deputy mayor. You’re gonna know, right, where to put my money. And we both have children that are having a baby together. And that means a lot to me. How are things progressing with willow? Oh, incrementally. I mean, she came into drew’s office when we were going over the crimson budget. And when I went to leave them, she stopped me. What’d she say? She said if drew and i can manage to be civil to one another after everything I did to him, then maybe she was holding onto her anger at me a little too long, and maybe, just maybe, she can let some of those bad feelings go. Wow. That seems more than incremental. Yeah, I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but right? What did you say? Well, I thanked her for saying that, and then I got the hell out of there before I started making lunch plans and offering to babysit.

[ Chuckles ] What? What? What did I do? No, no, no, no. You’re fine. I’m just, uh — I’m worried. Who knows what poison drew is putting willow’s ear about you. Oh, he’s not.

Not if he knows what’s good for him. Willow, I can’t tell you how happy and honored I am that you’re willing to work with the new tomorrow institute. Great?

[ Both chuckle ] It’s just that there’s — there’s been something that’s been kinda bugging me. Okay. I know that I sprung this on you, like, out of nowhere, and it just occurred to me that maybe that you feel pressure to say yes because — because you went to greenland, rescued my aunt liesl, and brought her back to port charles in time to save my life? Well, yeah. And I would never want you to feel a sense of obligation to me at all. You don’t owe me anything. Drew, I literally owe you my life. And that’s why I’m having second thoughts. Calvin, I told you that I took today off so that I could move into my new apartment. You did. And now you’ve assigned all the new cadets to help me move? Well, it’s just a few boxes. But you’re not allowing them to use the elevator. You’re making them bring said boxes up three flights of stairs. Ah, you can’t get a good cardiovascular workout on an elevator, can you? No. Okay. I really appreciate the gesture, but I’m telling you, if — if I get in trouble with internal affairs, I am so taking you down with me.

[ Chuckles ] Well, this is my doing, and I take full responsibility. So if I do go down for this, you’ll be in the clear with some shiny new recruits in the best shape of their young lives. I can’t have donna

stayingthe night over at sonny’S. Between ava being there and sonny going on and on about how I’m a traitor, it is not good for donna emotionally. That’s — that’s reasonable. So I went to tell sonny, but ava was there, and then she tried kicking me out, which is crazy. It’s like ava thinks she’s mistress of the manor or something. Maybe she thinks she is. Sonny was furious. And I expected that, I really did. But I was hoping once he got past his initial reaction that he would understand my position and respect it, but that’s not what happened. He just became more and more irrational. He even threatened to take me to family court, which is absurd. Yeah, now, that’s — that’s crazy. He has to know that he would lose that. He should. And because he didn’t, it made me think — is sonny off is meds? Thought about that, too. I asked him. He swears he’s taking his medication. I even went into his bathroom. I went through his medicine drawer. I checked his prescriptions. It looks like he’s taking them. Okay, but how did he react to that? He said just because we disagree about what to do with donna, that doesn’t mean he’s going off his meds. And he has a point. I may hate the way sonny’s living and the choices he’s making, but that doesn’t mean he’s headed for a breakdown.

I wanted to tell you — ace did the cutest thing. I’m sure everything he does the cutest.

[ Laughs ] It’s true, it is. But he sort of outdid himself with this one. Okay, so I’m humming him a lullaby. And just as he’s about to fall asleep, he starts to try to sing along.

[ Laughs ] Yeah, he starts making his own little sounds to the music. That is so wonderful. Hey, look, he’s already marching to his own drummer. Runs in our family, I guess. I guess. And y-you wanted to tell me that? I mean, like, when it happened, you thought, “I need to tell ace’s crazy grandma about this”? Well, I didn’t think of it quite like that, but yes. I did want to share that with you, heather. And in fact, um, I know this is not the same as seeing him in person, but I thought you might like to have that.

[ Exhales ] Thank you, laura. No, really. Thank you.

[ Laughs ] He is just the cutest thing ever. I think I see esme in him. Yes, he does look like esme. He does? You’re so lucky. I hope you know that. In terms of? You got to spend time with esme, really get to know her. I mean, at her worst, but also at her best. You know, I mean, sure, I got to spend time with her at spring ridge, but she didn’t really know who I was. And then, of course, there was her father. I hope that ryan is roasting over a pit in hell right now! Sorry. Oh, please, don’t be. ‘Cause he is a murdering bastard, right?

[ Chuckles ] Not unlike yours truly. Except I loved my little girl so much. And, yes, I did blame trina robinson and your grandson spencer and everybody else for all the bad things that happened to esme. But I believed in my heart that all those people deserved what esme did to them. So when they tried to put the blame on her, I mean, I did what I thought every good mother would do. I protected my daughter by — by punishing the people that hurt her. But now, laura, that I’ve been going over and over this in my head, I cannot for the life of me remember why I thought that killing those people, stabbing them with a hook, was gonna help my little girl. Any civic donations are subject to fiscal review by the city. Of course. And aren’t accepted solely at my discretion. Yeah, but with you in charge, I’m positive that my money’s gonna go where it’s needed the most. Well, that’s very flattering. No, it’s very true. But why now? My home’s in port charles. I raised my children here. And I want to help the community. I know that you are a private person. And if taking on this role demands that you share more of your personal history than you’re comfortable with…

[ Laughs ] What? Nothing. It’s just, you offered me this job, and now you’re trying to talk me out of it? No, I’m not trying to talk you out of it. You’d be perfect for this job! I know there’s nobody on the planet better for this than you are. I mean, you’re living proof that — that stem cell and bone marrow transplants from cord blood — thank you very much — can save lives, and that’s really not very great breakfast conversation, by the way. Drew, I’m a nurse. That’s true. Which is another reason you’re perfect for this. Not to mention the fact that you are warm and beautiful and charming. Okay, I am not sure where you’re hoping flattery will take you. I am getting a lot of mixed signals here.

[ Laughs ] I know. It’s not flattery. That’s just a list — a list of the many reasons that people will be able to hear you on this. All I’m trying to say is I don’t want you to do it if it compromises your privacy, or out of a sense of obligation. I appreciate everything you did for me. And it was heroic of you. I know that makes you uncomfortable, that you don’t see yourself that way. I don’t see myself as a hero because I’m not a hero. I just did — something completely, utterly heroic. I did the right thing. Okay. And here I am, alive and well,

because you did that right thing. Why can’t you be proud of that? I am. I’m very proud of that. And I always will be. So, tell me, how is it working for drew? I mean, after… you bought the invader, and I left you in the lurch? Well, I think I was referring more to you reporting him to the sec. Oh, that. And by the way, as for buying the invader, I have no regrets. You sure? Yeah. Because it gave you the leverage to get back to where you need to get to. And that’s money well spent. So was this part of your grand plan? To manipulate drew to get me back at crimson? No. Even I’m not that good. Oh, don’t sell yourself short. I think I was revealing a path to happiness post-sonny for you. And wherever that takes you is fine with me. Oh. So this was an entirely selfless act. Entirely selfless. That’s what I thought. Well, I’m not gonna deny that the invader is a surprisingly good investment and installing adrian dewitt as associate publisher was a genius move because now he’s reverted the style of the paper to tabloid, which has increased circulation.

[ Laughs ] That must drive alexis crazy. You must be hearing no end of it these days. Well, she’s still printing the hard stories, and more people are reading them because they don’t realize that’s what they’re buying. It’s a win-win. Even if alexis doesn’t realize it. So how much grief ishe giving you? I can take it. You know me. I’ll do whatever it takes to get when I want. I have to say, as much as I loved your old house, I think this place is perfect for you. I know. It’s nice, right? I mean, I-I couldn’t stay holed up at the metro court forever, so… stranded at a five-star hotel. Life is hard. It was nice, yes, but, you know, it wasn’t mine. No, I get it. And I understand that you needed time after everything with charlotte. Yeah, I did need time after what happened. Well, if you want to talk about it, we can talk about it. No, no, I’m fine. I mean, it’s not like I’m ever not thinking about it, but it’s beginning to go a little bit in the background now, you know. But she’s fine, right? Yes. Yeah, she just went back to boarding school in switzerland. So, yeah, she’s on her way. And you know this how? What? Have you and valentin been chatting? Look, the way sonny handled cyrus is proof that he’s not thinking clearly. So it is what happened in the pine barrens — hauling dex out there, planning to kill him when everybody in port charles knew he worked for sonny. It’s just — I-it’s sloppy. It’s impulsive. Sonny’s too smart to make a mistake like this. Then he’s gonna have to have his blood drawn and his medication recalibrated, and he refuses to do that. I mean, this is the frustrating part about bipolar disorder. It sends you spiraling while telling you that you’re fine and everyone else is wrong. Okay, let’s just take it one step at a time. Okay. Is there somebody that sonny still trusts who can convince him to get his blood drawn? The only person sonny trusts right now is ava, which is crazy because we all know that she switched morgan’s meds for placebos. You think she’s trying it out with sonny? Well, I-I think she’s capable of it, but I just don’t know what it would get her. And to be honest, sonny’s been off since nixon falls, and he’s been really bad since his breakup with nina. So maybe it’s not bipolar disorder. Maybe sonny’s pride is wounded and he’s got nowhere to put his anger.

Valentin and I, we just bumped into each other at the metro court bar the other night. And how’d that go? I was good, you know. We were very civil with each other. Oh, of course valentin can be civil with you. He’s been obsessed with you since the cold war.

[ Knock on door ] Expecting anybody? I don’t know. Maybe it’s detective bennet with another training exercise. Flowers for anna devane. That’s me. Thank you. Oh, wow. They’re lovely. Thank you so much. Oh, gosh. Let me guess. What? Uh, yeah. It’s valentin. It’s just congratulations on the new apartment. Shameless. And, uh, looking forward to dinner. Back up. You said that you talked to valentin. You didn’t say anything about dinner. Yes, I owe my life to you, and I will never, ever forget that. But I am not accepting this position out of any sense of obligation. The new tomorrow institute is doing important work. Getting people tested, recruiting donors can help save other lives like mine was saved. I want to be a part of that. Amazing. Then before we make it official, we should talk about scheduling. You might have to cut back hours at the hospital. That actually won’t be a problem. I have decided to leave my job there. Well, not because of this, I hope? No, no, because of my kids. When I was fighting leukemia, I kept saying how much I wanted to live to see my kids grow up. But after I recovered and got back to work, I realiz that bit by bit, day by day, their childhoods were passing me by. I have the privilege of being able to step back from my career. Most people can’T. But I have been given a second chance to be a mother to wiley and amelia, and I want to take full advantage of that. I know the feeling. Time with your kids — there’s, uh, nothing more precious. I was worried that drew had lured you back to crimson just to find new ways of punishing you. Yeah, well, that thought crossed my mind, but only for a second, because I really don’t think that drew would sabotage his own magazine. You have all new faith in him. No, it’s not faith. It’s more observation. I really can’t stand the guy. He’s arrogant, entitled, petty, and rude. Other than that? Other than that, he… is a savvy businessman. You sure he’s just not giving you a hard time?

[ Voice breaking ] It is a terrible thing to take people’s lives and only afterwards realize what that means, that those people all had people who loved them and who they cared about. How did I ever think that by killing people I would somehow help esme? Heather. Heather, this doesn’t excuse what you did. Heather. You were suffering from cobalt poisoning. Okay. No, listen to me. Listen to me. That line that you drew from wanting to protect your daughter to deciding that it was okay to kill people to do that — that line was drawn by the illness. And you were inside the illness at that time, so at that time, it made sense to you. I hear what you’re saying, and I — I want to believe that that’s right. But I knew the reasons for what I was doing right up till the minute that I had surgery. It’s just that now I-I can’t remember the logic. Just, I-I can’t conceive of why. But I can remember what I did. Every single moment. Okay, because now you’re outside the illness. And so you’re seeing things more clearly. And I’m seeing how other people see me, too. Boy… they must hate me. Jason: Let’s just go over a few things. Is it possible sny developed a-a tolerance to this dosage and the prescription needs to be adjusted? There’s only one way to find out. Right. All right. So who can reach sonny? Well, not a lot of people. Sonny’s convinced that everyone’s out to get him. I mean, dante is a possibility, kristina, but I wouldn’t want to involve her because she’s pregnant. Right. What about olivia? They’re still close. Or brook lynn? All options, yes. But if they were to approach sonny right now, he’ll know I’m behind it. So not only will he refuse to do it, it could damage his relationship with them, and then he’ll feel even more alone and persecuted. Okay. Is there anybody else you can think of?

[ Sighs ] Stella henry. Yeah. You think she would do it? I do, but think she has to witness his behavior firsthand. I mean, it’s hard. It is. And donna’s gonna be so upset that she’s not gonna see her father. And sonny so furious, he’s never gonna want to come to my house and see her. It’s a lot, you know? Well, I just — mr. Morgan. Ms. Spencer. I didn’t expect to see you here. Uh, well, I’m — I’m here visiting my best friend. What are you doing here? Official business. I have some questions for mr. Morgan.

Whatever the cause, you did do some really horrible things, but… you’re still human. You’re still ace’s grandmother. And as far as I can see, you’re still capable of love. Yeah, but I wonder if I’m only capable of love when it’s convenient for me. I discarded my children. Not just esme, but steven lars and franco. And I did all of that before the ski accident. Okay. But, heather, it’s not like you left them in the woods or by the side of the road, right? You made sure they were safe. Maybe I was sane enough back then to realize that i was really the thing that I wanted to keep them safe from. I-I was not in any condition back then to give them any kind of a good life. Wasn’t only till years later that I became obsessed with my children. I mean, I insinuated myself into their lives. I interfered with their relationships. I wonder — if I’d never had that hip replacement and had that metal poison my blood and my mind, you think I might have been a good mother? If memory serves, and it does, the entire reason you and valentin broke up was because you realized you couldn’t trust him. That was the reason, yeah. So then, why on earth would you have dinner with the man? Anna: Clearly, valentin does more for pikeman than just set meetings. You know, when you texted me, I was — I was with him. I bumped into him at the metro court bar, and he said he’d been out of the country, that he went to switzerland to deliver his daughter back to boarding school… that it was her idea. But now I’m wondering… if it doesn’t just make it easier for him to do pikeman’s bidding. It’s not like I think he’s suddenly trustworthy. Good. Then I don’t have to check you for a head injury.

[ Chuckles ] I hate to admit it, but… I miss him. I hope you’re not disappointed in me. Just a little bit. But whatever else I may think of valentin, I do know that he loves you. Drew and I have had some altercations, some of them quite fierce, but we’ve reached a kind of a quid pro quo. This quid pro quo — is this equally beneficial to both of you, or just to him? You know what? That’s an excellent question. Where are you going? I’m going to find out. I’ll be right back. Well, as you know, I was terrified, but now I feel silly because amelia has taken to swimming like — like a duck to water. Drew. Willow. Good morning, nina. Good morning. I-I didn’t mean to interrupt. I-I just — I need to run something past you for the next issue. I mean, it doesn’t need to be now, obviously, but sometime this morning. Anyway, that’s it. I’ll leave you to your morning. Actually, uh, nina, I would like you to be the first to know — if that’s okay with you? Yeah, absolutely. Know what? I have officially accepted the position as the spokesperson for the new tomorrow institute. Oh. Great. I’m so proud of you, if — if that’s something that I can be. I think it’s fine. Great. I’m very, very proud of you. Hey, I just had an idea. What if crimson does a story on the institute? And on willow? Well, I save you from being beaten, and you thank me by harassing my friend? Believe it or not, ms. Spencer, my being here has nothing to do with you. Well, I am present, so it does have something to do with me. And you know who’s not present? Jason’s lawyer. I’m gonna call diane right now. No, carly, don’T. Don’t, please. Don’t bother. Let’s just — let’s just get this over with. What do you think diane would say if she knew you said that? Carly, it’s gonna be okay. I’ll call you later. Fine. John: I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s calling your lawyer anyway. Probably realizes that ms. Miller will refuse to let you cooperate. And while I am impressed by her ability to obstruct an investigation without actually obstructing justice, I have no time today for ms. Miller’s legal pyrotechnics. We need to talk about pikeman.

I think the thing that made my relationship with valentin so complicated was the fact that we — we really did love each other. Yeah, that never goes away. Certainly not quickly, and most of the time, not completely. But I can’t share my life with someone I don’t trust. No, you can’T. No, but… you know, valentin — he understands me in a way that few men do. Yeah. You get each other. I mean, I-I don’t think he gets me quite the same way that I get him. Oh, no, you do. You see each other with perfect clarity. The only difference is valentin likes what he sees, and you don’T. Wow. Being the recipient of valentin’s devotion must feel amazing — to be seen, flaws and all, and still be loved so relentlessly. Yeah, it was something. It was. The tragedy of charlotte’s shooting will always be between you two. I know he doesn’t blame you. That doesn’t change how you feel about it. And you’ve only just started to recover. So I have to ask you, do you really think this dinner’s a good idea? Yes, uh, crimson is always looking for important stories to run alongside the arts and culture of fashion. And I would love to include an article about the new tomorrow institute, if it works for you as spokesperson. I can’t wait. Great. Well, someone from crimson will contact you. It — it just may take a little while. I still need to get up to speed on the institute. Oh, yeah, no rush. You just schedule something with the rep at crimson whenever. I’ll do that. Okay. Enjoy the rest of your morning. You too. Well, that looked like that went well. My daughter smiled at me. And she’s doing an interview for crimson. That’s wonderful. Good for you. And I take it your quid pro quo evened out a little. Oh, honey, right now, I’m way ahead. Valentin, I can put up with drew forever if he gives me access to my daughter. I should have asked before I pushed you together with nina. Drew, please. You’ve gotta stop treating me like I’m still that fragile woman in a hospital bed. I’m fine. I can handle this. Not that there’s anything to handle. It is an interview for a good cause. Oh, and it’s my job now. It sure is. Thank you. You, too. Always. Well, I will see what I can do and get back to you. That’s all I can ask. Good morning, jordan. Sonny. Hey, drew. Drew, you got second? Sure. What’s going on? Listen, uh, I’ve kind of… been thinking about it. I-I’ve reconsidered. I’m not gonna sell volonino’S. Oh. You know? Well, I can’t say I’m not disappointed, but, um, no harm, no foul. Yeah. Good luck on your — on your project. Thanks, man. Thank you. Yeah. Uh, and I-I hope to hear from you soon. Well, I need to get back to the office myself. Actually, do you have a second? There’s something that I want to pitch you. How different would my life have been if I’d gotten medical treatment that didn’t turn me into a monster? Would esme still be alive? And, you know, even though I did give her up, would I be well enough to maybe go find her, be a mother to her? Laura, when I think of all the years that I spent in prisons and in mental institutions, all the things that I’ve missed, I — there’s just no way to know what might have been. You’re right. I might have been a great mother. I might have been a terrible mother. I mean, maybe this person that I’ve become is the real me, and the cobalt just brought it out. There’s just no way to know. But there’s one thing I do know. I hurt a lot of people. And understanding now all the wrong that I’ve done and, you know, feeling the guilt and responsibility for all the damage that I did — I guess that’s all just… part of the punishment.

Heather, I know how painful this is. But I think that it’s a very good thing that you’re starting to realize the severity of your crimes, because you’re taking responsibility, you know? That means that you’re coming back to reality. A reality without my daughter or franco. Two of my children are dead, laura. And the third’s in prison, and I’m probably never gonna be able to see him. I mean, not that he wants to see me. But… I have my grandson, who, thanks to you, is going to have a happy life. Heather, I give you my word that I will do everything in my power to make sure that ace has the best possible life. Thank you. I was able to convince him to throw some federal money at revitalizing the city. Our city? Port charles. Okay. That is unbelievable. What did he want in return? He wants a lot of things. Such as? Such as his name, like, all over the place. How all over the place? Well, so far, all I’ve promised him is, a, uh — an esplanade.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, that’s fine. What else? Front-row seats at the dedication. Done. What else? Well, that’s it, so far. Okay. Well, let’s get it all in writing. And drew, I’m impressed. Don’t be too impressed, because I-I pitched mcconkey like I knew exactly what we were doing, right down to the last detail. And how much do you have planned? Other than the mcconkey esplanade, not very much. I got some rough notes.

[ Chuckles ] Post-its or napkins? Yeah. Both. Well, in government, we call that a working draft. How can I help you? Well, you know exactly what the city needs. You know, I’ve secured the funds to make it happen, but you gotta help me figure out how to make port charles as attractive and as accessible as — as it can be. Okay. Yes, I’ll do it. Amazing. I kinda thought it would be harder to convince you. Why? When it was basically my idea. I talked to you about urban renovation and reclamation, and you found a way to make it happen. I…do need you to answer one thing. How did you get mcconkey to sign on? I mean, how did you even get a meeting with him? He is notoriously inaccessible. Everything is righting itself. Well, almost everything. And I have you to thank for all of it. I’m always happy to help a friend. It’s complicated. It’s just dinner. Famous last words.

[ Sighs ] Valentin and I — we had a very intense personal relationship. And you’re right. What happened with charlotte is — is always going to come between us. The result of that is that we — we’ve never really been able to have a calm, adult conversation about — about it. Is that the reason for the dinner? To have calm, adult conversation? I-I think we need closure. I hope you know what you’re doing. So do I. Your business partner is sonny corinthos. The fbi arrested him last fall on suspicion of facilitating an illegal arms shipment for pikeman. Corinthos was let go for lack of evidence, but it only means he was covering his tracks. Sonny hasn’t spoken to me about pikeman or anything else. We know pikeman was doingbusiness in port charles because the ex-director of the wsb, jack brennan, is in pentonville right now. And he was arrested for conspiracy with roman hume, a pikeman employee. I wasn’t here when any of that went down. No. But sonny was. And it points to an ongoing association between him… and pikeman. To check into hotels as his alias.

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Kristina: So I accidentally said “my baby” one time on accident. T-that’s — it’s shorthand for “the thing that’s growing inside oan’t win. Tj thinks I don’t care about this baby enough, and you think that I care about this baby too much. So maybe the two of you should get together and settle on exactly how much you think I should care about this baby, and then you can let me know. Got it. Promise. Point taken. I understand why you’re frustrated. There’s been a lot of back-seat pregnancy-ing here, right? Yeah. I am… I am falling a little bit in love with this baby. But how could I not? It’s a part of me. And it’s not like I did it on purpose. It just happened. And it’s not a bad thing that this baby gets to feel loved before it’s born. Uh, another good point. So I don’t know what everyone is freaking out about. The fact that you don’t understand why everyone is so concerned is cause for concern all by itself. I’m so excited that miranda agreed to be my stylist. I know. Well, it took a little convincing. She didn’t just volunteer. I know, and I appreciate everything you did to make it happen. Well, I feel like you were resisting a lot of her ideas, and she didn’t show us anything that wasn’t amazing. Yeah, but I want her to design my looks for my tour and any public appearances. But when it comes to my downtime, I reserve the right to dress how I want. Honey, you don’t — you don’t have downtime.

[ Chuckles ] Building a brand and maintaining it, that’s a full-time job. So, I think you should talk to the union rep first… okay. …And then the lawyers. Alright. Okay? And, uh, all this is on your to-do list for tomorrow, as in just tomorrow and not the rest of the month? Well, it was going to be a long day. Even though you’re gonna be out of the office, I have a feeling you’re still going to have a long day. Yes. Almost certainly. But at the end of that long day, I will have checked out of the metro court and into my own absolutely perfect apartment. You have managed to be clear-eyed and honest about potential conflicts, and you always do the right thing. Do I, though? I mean, how many times have i erred on the side of being a son versus being a cop? So you think resigning from the force is the only way to reconcile your doubts? I think when I found out that dex was applying to police academy, my first thought should have been, “yeah, this kid, maybe he’ll make a decent cop,” not “I wonder what he’s got on my dad.” See? You just did it. One single, fleeting thought into a rebuke of your whole career. Okay, well, here’s another thing. You had to see the way these guys were treating dex at chase’s bachelor party. It was bad. I mean, dex was just on sonny’s payroll. I’m his blood. There’s no comparison between the two of you. You were a cop way before you found out that sonny was your father. Dex knew exactly who sonny was when he chose to work for him. Look, cops care about proximity to people like sonny. I’m his son. You don’t get any closer than that. I can’t even imagine what they all must think about me. I can imagine, because I was there when every single one of them showed up to donate blood when you were in the hospital. Y– you don’t do that for someone you don’t respect. Yeah, cops do that for other cops. You always do that. Carly shows up here like it’s her home, and then she tells me I can’t see my own daughter in my own home. Did something happen with donna? Of course not, but she wasn’t talking to me like I was donna’s father. She was talking down to me… like I’m not taking my medication. And then to top it off, she charges in the bathroom, goes into the drawer to check herself, like she’s still living here. I — I got to tell you, anybody else did that… well, it doesn’t — …you know what I would do? It doesn’t sound like she’s showing much respect… no! …For your privacy. She’s not showing much respect. To hell with that… and to hell with you, carly corinthos! Don’t you mean carly spencer?

Really, ava? That’s what you got out of everything I just said? It was a slip of the tongue, okay? That’s it. It just shows, though, how hard carly tries to push your buttons. She fails, of course — you’re you. But she does try. I have a lot of experience with carly. She plays a lot of games, but you know what? I play those games better. It’s staggering how entitled she is. She hasn’t been your wife in years. You’d never know that from the way she acted today. And not just a wife. A doctor, too, apparently. Well, you know what? To be fair… nobody knows my condition and whether I’m off medication… more than carly. Except you, obviously. Obviously. But you know what? You know what really gets me upset… is when she came in and started saying that I’m not remembering to take my medication, did I take my medication. I mean, what am I? A child? What is she thinking?! She’s not thinking, sonny. You have changed… but the way carly sees you hasn’T. She — she doesn’t know you anymore. You don’t have to tell me. You have put up with more than enough today. Why don’t you sit down, okay, and — and relax? What I want to do is I want to go to the hospital and get my blood drawn so they can test… the medication levels. And I can throw my results… …in carly’s face. Every time you walk out that door, I worry. But I also know how much you love your work. Not anymore. That was before I knew i was subconsciously looking the other way for my father. Now that I know that I’m doing that, I got to stop. Are you, like, messing with me or just venting? No, I’m not messing with you. I’m not venting. I…I really mean this. I can’t tell you how long I have waited… for you to say that you were ready to give up your badge. Had enough of hotel living, huh? Oh, more than enough. Living in hotels was a necessary evil for a better part of my career. You know, they were assignments, so it just didn’t make sense to — to rent any kind of long-term residences, because you had to be up and out within a moment’s notice. But then, living in hotels just became less of a convenience and more of a habit, so… it’s a habit that I’ve decided to break. I need a space of my own. Take… uh, with respect, it sounds a little like you’re trying to talk yourself into it. Okay, well, let’s just say that I’m reinforcing my decision. I’ve needed to do this for a while. Yeah. But then a perfect apartment came up. It’s fully furnished, and it’s in an ideal location, and I signed the paperwork yesterday. Congratulations. Thank you, calvin. Yeah. Yeah. I have everything I need all planned and accounted for in my itinerary at over 0800 hours tomorrow. That looks about right. I’ve got bungee cords and a hand-truck ready to take the files from storage I kept there since the fire at my old house. I’m just grateful that god invented elevators. You’re not using professional movers? Unless you can’t because there’s sensitive stuff in those files. Gotcha. Yeah. I’ve learned the hard way how valuable old records are. Can’t trust them to anyone except me. Do you remember how upset molly was when the first surrogate miscarried? She was devastated, and I will never forget seeing her face at the park that day. It broke my heart. All I wanted to do was help her. She’s my sister. It was her dream to have a baby, and I just wanted to help make that dream a reality, no matter what it took. And I love you for that, and so does molly. Yeah. She does, when she and her partner aren’t questioning my every move. Honey, I’m sure they regret that you felt scrutinized. I really do. But we are family, and we are really imperfect, but we love each other, which is why we have to give each other a lot of slack. You mean me.

I have to give them slack. That’s what you mean. N-no. Yeah, it is. Let me ask you something, mom. If molly and tj were using any surrogate other than me, do you think they would be policing her like they are me if she occasionally accidentally let a “my baby” slip every once in a while? Hey, has your music manager — has she said anything about the studio band’s demo? I mean, this is for your new single, so she must have some kind of feedback, right? Okay. She’s totally incommunicado until after the wedding? Why do you have such an attitude when it comes to brook lynn? I don’t have an attitude, but I do have questions about her priorities thus far. There’s nothing wrong with someone being more excited about marriage than you were. The guitar solo in the new single, it’s terrible. I don’t know what you were doing with all that studio time, but it clearly wasn’t your job. Excuse me? No, the guitar, you should have shut it down. Shut down the whole session as soon as you heard it. That single cannot be released like that until it’s fixed. What? I was the only one who heard it? Or was I just the only one who was listening? We’ll go back in and redo it. What other choice do we have? Look, we’re not going to continue to pretend like this current guitarist is anything better than just barely mediocre. This — this single is far too important. You’re kidding. It’s too important to use anybody other than… your brother. I knew this was where you were going. For the last time, mami, you have to let eloi live his own life and let me live mine.

Eloi is a talented musician. He’s a born performer, just like you. And he left the music business and said he wants nothing more to do with it. Any idea why? Yeah, because it’s contrary.

[ Scoffs ] He…he just doesn’t admit to himself that that’s where his heart lies. But once he does… he’ll what? Come running back, ready to jump in the studio and make up for lost time? Well, yeah. You joke, but I know my son. I know that music is — is the air he breathes. And once I remind him of that… how many times? And you wonder why eloi wants out. Well, what about you, honey? Do you want out too? No. I want to understand why I’m not enough. Ma, I chose to have a career in music, but it doesn’t matter because eloi is not involved — or headlining, which is what you really want. You’re being ridiculous because you know I love you both equally. I just hate seeing talent like that go to waste. Yeah, well, his talent, his choice. Yeah, but, as usual when the subject of eloi comes up, I’m wasting my breath. Honey. I got to go. Allie’s waiting for me at my place. Okay. Well, give her my best. I will. You know, you are so generous… and everybody knows it. And I want you to know that molly and tj are just anxious. You know, after everything they’ve been through… they’re just worried that this is gonna get snatched away from them just like everything else before. But you know who’s not worried? Hm? Babies. Most of the time, they come in happy and healthy… and this baby will, too. And you will know that you brought this life into the world without any agenda at all, but love. And that’s really cool. Thank you. You’re welcome. Love you. I love you. I can’t tell you how many nights… I laid in bed and prayed… …that you would come home and tell me you were done. We should have talked about this, like — like a long time ago. I know. You should have seen the looks of the faces of all the officers and their husbands and their wives, ’cause they were all there. I mean, they were devastated, of course. But I could tell that they felt guilty… …and relieved… because fate had made its choice that night, and it wasn’t them. Yeah, cops are… pretty superstitious. I know.

[ Chuckles softly, sniffles ] I live with one. And I love this one. So if you were to tell me that you were ready to give up your badge, I wouldn’t pretend to be anything… but grateful. If you think it’s worth the trouble of having a blood test to reassure carly, then… I think you should do it. Why waste my time when the results come back? You know, they’re going to be normal. She’s just going to judge me on something else.

[ Chuckles ] Very likely. And it’s probably a bad precedent to set, letting carly think that you need her approval on how you maintain your medication, that you need her approval about anything, for that matter. I don’t need carly’s approval. She doesn’t care about me. She’s probably with jason right now. I tell you what, if it wasn’t for donna I wouldn’t speak to her again. You know what? I — I got to cool off. I got to go. W-why don’t I come with you, okay? No. No. I need some time alone.

Oh, my. Well, I hope you’ve had better luck than I’ve had. The only thing I found in this book was a recipe for graham cracker crust that somebody shoved in here. I’ve never been partial to a graham cracker crust. All these books, there isn’t one case where the court has vacated a disbarment, not since my disbarment, anyway. Well, I managed to dig up some transcripts, some declarative judgments that can at least point us in the direction of what not to argue. I guess that’s better than finding out the hard way. So far, it’s just been the only way. Look, we knew this case was probably doomed from the onset. We knew no such thing, and we still don’T. Look, if you just want to give up, well, then, by all means, go find your kitchen, wherever it is, and make that hideous graham cracker crust recipe. I know where my kitchen is. It’s where I keep the aspirin.

[ Chuckles ] And I have been working on this night and day, this don quixote of a case, and you know what? I may have a legal crisis under my own roof. And if this one explodes, it’s going to shred my entire family. Hi. What do you think? Oh, I — I like it. I do. It’s a bit much, though, for movie night and takeout, but whatever you’re comfortable in. What I do really like, though, is that you finally used the key I gave you. It seemed safer coming here than the alternative. Which was? Strangling my mom in the park in broad daylight. Oh, although, anyone who’s ever met her might buy my insanity defense. I know the feeling. No one really makes you as nuts as your own mother, right? Oh!

[ Chuckles ] No, I didn’T…

[ Laughs ] I didn’t mean to scare you. I mean, you and your bags are safe. I don’t think there’s anything in your bags that would fit me anyway. Uh, no. I — and you don’t need help with your clothes, either. I’ve only seen you a few times, but… you approve? I do. Thank you. And you — you did me a favor ’cause I was just sitting here, you know, stuck in my thoughts, letting time slip away from me. It’s nice of you to give me a pass, but it’s not polite to sneak up on people. You made up for it. Appreciate that. It is such a beautiful day. I’m feeling a little selfish hogging up this bench. Care to join me? Yeah, yeah, I’d like that very much.

[ Knocking ] Yeah? Oh, hi. What are you doing here? I thought you were off duty. Yeah, I am. I just wanted to drop something off. Well, come in. Come in. Sit down. It’s nice to see you. Submitting a report? Uh, no. This is, uh… this is my resignation.

What’s prompted this? You were just in hospital. You were shot. I mean, it’s understandable that you might… yeah, it’s not just the fact that I was shot and almost died. Although that…played a part in it for me and for sam, but not the biggest part. Well, what? What is it? Uh, sonny stopped by my place today, and… yeah, we, you know, got to talking about father/son stuff, and then he mentioned dex heller. In what context? In the context that other cops… maybe even you, will believe what dex has to say about sonny’s business, uh, but not me. Not me, ’cause I would… I would know better. What did you take that to mean?

[ Chuckles ] I took it to mean that he doesn’t think that we should believe anything that dex is gonna say about his business. Did sonny ask you to do anything else other than not believe whatever dex might say? No, not immediately, but it’s not going to be the end of it. For sonny, he’s going to come back and then he’s going to ask what dex said. Assuming you would have access to whatever dex disclosed, if sonny asked… would you tell him? Not a chance. But sonny laying this groundwork like this is… I don’t know. It’s just… this line has — has gotten really blurry, you know, between what I do as a cop and what I do as a son. And… you know, I was trying to build this wall between… certain parts of our lives, you know, and sonny was on one side and I was on the other side and we could coexist. Yeah, I mean, that’s seemed to have been working in the past. Yeah, but, you know, then what you said at chase’s bachelor party really kind of hit home for me, and, uh… I have thought about what dax working for the pcpd could mean for my father… information that he could pass on, and I — I… I hate that that thought crossed my mind. You’re being really hard on yourself. I mean, aside from your remarkable recovery just now, you’re only human. Yeah, but I’m a cop. Yeah, you’re a damn fine one, too. And worrying about something isn’t the same as intervening or interfering or sharing intel. No. But to me, it sure feels like a betrayal of everything that this badge stands for. So… it’s got to end. Tonight. Sonny: Can I ask you what has you stuck in your own thoughts? Yeah. It’s my daughter. I have more than one, so I’m stuck in my thoughts a lot.

[ Both chuckle ] Man, I just have one, and that one’s a full-time job. And a thankless one a lot of times. I know what that’s about. You didn’t have an argument with kristina, did you? No, I get along great with kristina. I can’t say the same about my ex. Ugh. Nothing worse than a fight with your ex because you loved each other once, so they know what will hurt you and exactly where to aim it. My ex and i share the same daughter that I was talking about earlier. My daughter’s young, so she still likes me.

[ Chuckles ] Enjoy that while you can. But the other thing is that, uh… I’m bipolar… so my ex was instrumental in getting me… …diagnosed and recovery. Okay, so she’S… she’s not all bad. Well, that — that was then. Now, she’S… using it against me. Molly and tj have been nudging kristina about what she eats, where she sleeps, how worked up she gets. Well, surrogacy can be challenging for everyone involved, even when everyone’s being respectful and well behaved. But all molly and tj have to do is watch it and wait, and they are both very bad at it. On the other hand, for the most part, kristina is doing everything a pregnant woman should do. Uh-huh. What’s the other, lesser part been up to? Thinking that the baby is hers. Well, I’ve had some experience with surrogacy just from the legal side… and I know that whoever is carrying the child experiences a wide assortment of emotions, not the least of which is possessiveness. Yeah. Otherwise, she might as well be an incubator or test tube. But what kristina is feeling is different? She said she was… kind of falling a little in love with the baby and that when it kicks, she goes, “that’s my little kicker.” It’s not what she says. It’s — it’s the energy behind it, and it’s problematic for the role that she has. Okay, has anyone — for instance, you — broached the subject with her? Yes. And she got mad. Well, that’s also understandable. It’s understandable for now, but as this evolves, we’ll see what happens because it could be disastrous for my family.

Could be. Doesn’t necessarily need to be. But… kristina did supply the egg. It’s not a third-party donor. Therefore, in the eyes of the state of new york… the baby is legally kristina’S. What do you feel like ordering? Uh…

[ Knocking ] I’ll get it. Thank you. Blaze. Hi. I didn’t know that you were going to be here. I can come back if it’s — no. Please, come on in. We were just actually about to have dinner. You should join us. We’re having a meal of organic kale washed 10 times by nuns, with the side of polyunsaturated yogurt. Sound good? That is exactly why I did something I almost never do. Just walked out of the office in the middle of the afternoon. I had to see you. I hate the way we left things this morning.

I wanted to tell you that I talked to tj. Really? Yes. Really. I told him that micromanaging every aspect of your life is out of line and it has to stop. You said that to him? I did. I mean, telling you what to eat, when to sleep, it’s not okay. I’m a total control freak, and even I would hate that. Thank you. You’re welcome. I mean, you’re my sister, not an anonymous egg donor. Love you, and I trust you. Is there any chance you can have some version of this conversation with my mom? Yeah. Sure.

[ Laughs ] Could it wait till tomorrow, though? I took the rest of the afternoon off, and I think I might do something crazy and see if tj can get the afternoon off. Maybe go for a drink, or see a movie. Wow. I know.

[ Laughter ] I appreciate you talking to tj. Just so I’m clear, does this mean I don’t have to disown my dad? It’s really brave of you to be so open about your bipolar disorder. I mean, I don’t really know you, and yet… I really wouldn’t have expected anything less. I appreciate that. I know — I know how important it is to stay on your medication. But now my ex has reached a point where… she doesn’t give me the benefit of the doubt about anything. Did she give you a reason? No. Just, you know… excuses. Those are two very different things. You know, this is a really great bench…

[ Chuckles ] …But it doesn’t really offer any refreshments. None.

[ Laughs ] You want to — you want to go have a drink with me? Yeah, I would be delighted. I think I’m getting the better part of that deal. Eh… yep. I wasn’t there for robin at a very crucial part in her life, and sonny was. Right, she depended on him, and he was there for her. And I think that my gratitude for that morphed into a kind of bias always in his favor, no matter the circumstances, and I don’t think I realized quite how much. But whatever debt I felt I owed your father… I think now is paid in full. And I guess that I was waiting… for you to come to the same conclusion. I don’t know that I’m there yet. So you see why I have to resign? And then what? What do you mean? Well, you know, one day when sonny comes to your door and he needs a favor… without that badge, how do you justify refusing your father? How do you make sure that you and your family don’t just get dragged into his orbit? Well, I’m a grown man, anna. I’ve set boundariesand he respects them. Oh, boundaries. Oh, yeah, no. Come on. After a while, they become blurry, boundaries, especially in families. I mean, you could move. I’m — I’m not moving. My family is rooted here. Their lives are here. So are yours.

Your life is here. You didn’t use this badge to protect sonny. This badge protected you from him and the toxic cloud that follows him around. In short, I don’t think that you can afford to resign.

Well, there he is.

[ Chuckles ] How are you? You s– you seem better. Yeah. Uh, I’m good. Can I get that for you? Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. Just… natalia, that’s ava jerome. She’s my daughter avery’s mother. Yeah. Not the ex you were talking about in the park. No. She’s — she’s here to, like, help out. You don’t have any nannies? I got a couple of them. I’m not one of them.

[ Chuckles ] You know blaze the singer? Yeah. Oh, yes. Kristina’s girlfriend? Yeah. She’s a rising star. And guess what? Natalia is her mother.

[ Chuckles ] Aww. How nice. Congratulations. Yeah, we saw each other in the park, and then we just talking… you know? You know, I think it’s time to crack open that 25-year-old scotch that I imported. Oh, let me get that for you. Yeah, can you pour a glass for natalia? ‘Cause I happen to know that she likes scotch every — every so often.

[ Chuckles ] We will probably never see eye-to-eye on sonny. It’s not personal. It’s just I’m an ada. It’s literally my job not to ignore who he is. And it’s literally my role as his daughter not to ignore him as my father. And I’m not asking you to. But it is public record that where sonny goes, danger follows. Let me ask you something. Do you honestly think that my father poses a threat to your baby? I do not. And I promise that tj will stop making it an issue. Good luck with that. Hey. Thank you so much for being there for my sister throughout all of this. It means a lot that she has someone who cares about her as much as you do. She deserves it. I think so, too. Alright. I’ll see you guys later. Thank you for… coming here and saying what you did. I know it’s not easy after what happened this morning. I appreciate it. It’s just another one of the reasons why I love you. Does kristina at least have a contract with molly and tj? Yes, and I told both the girls that this would never hold up in court. You’re right. It won’T.

[ Exhales sharply ] You know what? I’m probably overreacting. This is probably just hormonal and natural during pregnancy and when this is all said and done, the haze will lift, and she will be thinking clearly. It’s possible. Very unlikely that this will come down to a point of law, and I’m worrying for no reason other than I’m very, very good at it. Oh, honey, when it comes to worrying, you are peerless. However, I would be a sorry excuse for a best friend if I did not give you some advice. Now, on one hand… I’ve never been through anything like this. But on the other hand, not being personally invested gives me some objectivity. And that’s what you need right now, objectivity. Go ahead. I’m braced. Stay out of it. If your daughters want legal opinions, send them to other lawyers. Because… the worst case scenario is you could cause one of your daughters to lose a child, and in the process, you could lose that daughter. I don’t know what the hell I’m supposed to do. Just do what you’ve been doing.

[ Groans ] Look, if you see a file with sonny’s name on it , ignore it. If you’re in the squad room and they mention him, walk away. If something crosses your desk pertaining to your father, then you notify me and I will reassign it. Yeah. Okay, well, then maybe we need to look beyond that… to other situations that might relate to sonny. So if a case, an incident, even a rumor, sounds like it might lead back to your father, then you have to tell me. And if events are moving too fast, you hand it off to chase or bennett or the desk sergeant. Whatever you do, you cannot put yourself in a situation where you will be compromised — or where you will compromise yourself. Is that clear? Alright. I think you’re exactly where you should be. In fact, I think it’s the only safe spot for you. You’re staying, detective. Understood? So, is your whole family in the music industry or just blaze? Well, my whole family is musical, but, I mean, my son, he is an extraordinary musician. He’s amazing, but for right now, it’s just allie — blaze — who’s actively pursuing a career in music, yeah. I know how difficult it is to break into the music business. Excuse me for a second, can you? Sure. Um…do you have to make some calls for the gallery? You know what I mean? Yeah. Yeah. I believe I do. Okay. Well, thank you for turning a challenging day into a very pleasant one. Well, I can say the same to you.

[ Both chuckle ] It’s funny. I’ve walked by this building so many times and admired it, but…this view is more spectacular than I even imagined. Have you been here for a long time? Since the ’90s. Really? Yeah. I don’t believe it. Eh, well… I mean, it feels brand-new. Well, I’ve redecorated a few times since then. You got amazing taste. You think so? Yeah.

[ Both chuckle ] Well, I was thinking of making a change. So, like, I’d welcome your input. I mean, I think it needs a — a woman’s touch. Mm. What about ava? Oh, ava? It’s not like that with ava and me.

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At Alexis’ place, Kristina rants and raves to her mom about how Molly and TJ are upset that she accidentally said “my baby” once. Alexis tries to calm her down, but she’s clearly worried about both of her daughters. Alexis tells her that TJ and Molly are just worried because of all of the disappointment they’ve already faced; things will be better once the baby is born. They hug. Later, she visits Diane, who’s having trouble finding the legal precedent they need to get Alexis’ law degree back. Alexis asks Diane’s opinion about the situation with Molly, TJ and Kristina. Diane is sympathetic and reminds her that, in the eyes of the law, Kristina is the baby’s mother (even though they signed a contract). Diane advises Alexis to stay out of any problems between her daughters, or she might lose one of them.

At the park, Blaze and her mom bicker a bit about Blaze’s meeting with her stylist. Blaze wants to dress how she likes when she’s not working, but her mom insists that being a pop star is a full-time job with no down time. Natalia then asks about Blaze’s new single and blames Brook Lynn for being distracted with her wedding, so they argue about that. Natalie also wants Blaze to replace the guitar solo on the song and bring in her brother, Eloi to play. Blaze suggests that she let her children live their own lives, which leads to more bickering.

Kristina goes home and finds Blaze waiting for her. She used the key that Kristina gave her and is looking at the outfits that her stylist picked out for her. Blaze tells her about fighting with her mom at the park. Molly arrives and apologizes to Kristina about how TJ acted earlier. She told him to stop micromanaging Kristina’s pregnancy. Kristina thanks her and makes sure that TJ and Molly won’t be telling her not to see Sonny any more, either. Molly agrees and leaves.

Anna gives Detective Bennett a to-do list as she prepares to move into her new apartment. She’s not using professional movers for her stuff because she has sensitive documents.

Dante and Sam discuss his wanting to quit the force; he still worries about staying because of Sonny. She assures him that he would never compromise his ethics for Sonny, but she would be relieved if he quit, too. She tells him how hard it was for her when he was shot.

Dante brings Anna his resignation. She asks him about it, so he tells her why he wants to quit. He feels that Sonny is going to ask him to give him inside information about whatever Dex tells the police. He doesn’t want to even be seen as possibly compromised. Anna points out to him that if he gives up his badge, he’ll have no more excuse not to be dragged into Sonny’s business, whether he wants to be or not. She suggests that he just stay away from anything at the PCPD that might involve his dad. Dante agrees to stay.

At home, Sonny is in a rage to Ava about how Carly barged in and insisted on checking his medicine cabinet. Ava agrees that Carly isn’t treating him well. She looks alarmed when he says that he might go to the hospital to get his blood checked, so he can prove that he’s taking his medications. She calls his bluff and says that maybe he should do that, but then he decides not to do it because Carly will just find some other way to judge him. He rants and raves and then leaves to go take a walk and cool off.

Still at the park, Natalia hears someone coming up behind her, so she puts her purse in her lap and tenses up. Sonny comes up. She sees him and laughs. He apologizes for scaring her. They flirt, and she invites him to sit down. They talk about their kids and commiserate about dealing with ex-spouses. He shares with her that he’s bipolar and how he feels that, while Carly has always been helpful about it, she’s going to use it against him now. They discuss it some more, and then he invites to his penthouse for a drink, so they go. At Sonny’s penthouse, Ava is not too pleased to see Sonny cozying up to Natalia as he decides to open a nice bottle of scotch for her. After some brief chit-chat, Sonny suggests that Ava excuse herself. She does but then listens in on Sonny and Natalia’s conversation. Natalia admires Sonny’s penthouse and the beautiful view on his balcony. He mentions that he’s thinking of redecorating and could use a women’s POV. She asks about Ava, but he tells her that he and Ava don’t have that kind of relationship. In the other room, Ava looks angry.


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Dante talks to Sam and tells her that, for the first time in his career, he thought about protecting Sonny from the possible charges against him for beating up Cyrus instead of arresting him. Dante tells Sam that if he can’t arrest someone who broke the law even if that person is his father maybe he shouldn’t be a cop anymore.

Josslyn tells Trina that she doesn’t want to be a doctor anymore but she doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life. Trina tells Josslyn she loves art but ever since Spencer died she doesn’t feel excited about art anymore.

Kristina tells Alexis that TJ and Molly are micromanaging her and treating her like an incubator instead of a person. Kristina worries that TJ and Molly are treating the baby like another thing to check off their to-do list rather than a miraculous little baby that will soon be a part of their lives. Alexis asks Kristina if she thinks of the baby as hers rather than TJ and Molly’s baby.

Carly and Sonny argue because Carly doesn’t want Donna to visit Sonny at his house anymore because he is angry all the time. Sonny tells Carly he will take her to court to make sure he can see Donna. Carly thinks Sonny needs to go to the doctor so the doctor can adjust his bipolar medication. Sonny tells Carly he is fine and tells Carly to leave his house.

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[ Panting ] Come on. I thought we were just going for a run.

[ Coughs ] I can’t believe I let you talk me into hiit training. Okay, listen. What we just did in 20 minutes is the equivalent of an hour-long run. So I just did your heart a major favor. Well, don’t expect a “thank you” because the way my heart is beating out of my chest right now, I’m glad to be next to a doctor-to-be. Yeah. Um… I’m not so sure about that anymore. What? I used to be so sure about my future. Now, not so much. All right. Which one do I wear? What do you mean? Which one do I wear to the hearing? Mom, they both look the same. They’re nothing alike. This one is for summations, and I usually won those. And this one is the relaxed, “I don’t feel anxious” look. Okay, I-I’d say go with the one that makes you feel comfortable. Yeah. Well, they both do, for different reasons. Kristina, what do you think? Oof. Oh, fine. All right, fine. I’ll wear the lucky one. No, no, no, no, no. That wasn’t about the suit. It’s my little kicker weighing in. We’re here. Not so fast. We had an agreement. You were gonna help me get a meeting. I was gonna help you get closer to willow. I’m backing out already, are you? Just want to make sure that you fully appreciate what I am doing for you. Congressman mcconkey is a key figure in the U.S. House. He has the ear to all the major players in D.C., And he wants to speak with me. I’m sure you’re very honored. I am. And I also understand it’s because of his relationship with my father. This is happening because of my personal connection. And I want to make sure that you don’t screw it up. In other words, you want me to be grateful and follow your lead. How could I not, nina? You’re such a people person.

[ Sighs ] Hey. This is a surprise. Yeah. What’s going on? What’s that? Something for, uh, the kids? Open it. It’s for my son. Oh, for this kid?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, wow. What the heck? What for? These are amazing. Look at these. Thank you. Well, last time, uh, we were at the gym. I-I saw your gloves. They looked like they’ve seen better days, so… little rough?

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. I got those. Uh… they’re, you know, 14-ounce, more padding. Yeah. They’re good to hit the bag with, okay? Um, you can use your old gloves… to spar. Yeah, when I get back, yeah. Yeah. I mean, look, I know you don’t hit the bag anymore, especially right now. I know you’re not into that. But, um… thank you. Appreciate it. It’s the least I can do since you’re the only person in my family right now that I can trust. Carly. Where’s frank? Uh, he’s down the hall. Sonny home? No. No, he’s out. Okay. Well, I’ll wait here till he gets back.

the congressman’s been looking forward to this. Well, thank you. That’s nice to hear. He and my father were great friends. Aw. Mr. Cain, you are not on his schedule. Mcconkey: Not in this lifetime, fred. I wouldn’t endorse him for dog catcher. The man is a pathological liar… perhaps we should come back if now’s not a good time. I’ve worked with him since he was in bell bottoms, organizing campus sit-ins. His bark is worse than his bite.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, really? No. Follow me. Mcconkey: I don’t give a damn about party loyalty. I care about a functioning government, and I bet that goober couldn’t even remember his actual name. Now, just stop wasting my time. Wow.

[ Chuckles ] Congressman. Oh, nina, look at you. The last time I saw you, you were riding on dan’s shoulders with your hair in ribbons. And you, congressmen, have never looked so distinguished. Oh, it’s the gray hair, is it? Well… and they say politicians are smooth talkers.

[ Laughs ] Nice to see you. And you. Thank you for seeking me out. And I feel honored that you’re trusting me with your statement. I trust you, but, uh, who’s the suit? I was so smug about being over my morning sickness. This little one is definitely making up for it with all his kicking and squirming. I thought maybe it was just from all the spicy foods I’ve been eating, but — oh, oh! Blaze found this incredible restaurant that has the most delicious

pasteles. You have to try it. It’s — it’s so good. We’re obsessed. Who? You and blaze? No, me and the baby. This little one loves spicy food as much as I do. Well, you didn’t when I was pregnant with you because I had indigestion the entire time. And we already talked about your kicking. This is really nice. You know, I don’t share too much about my pregnancy with molly ’cause it’s sensitive. Oh, I kinda get that. I think once the two of you get over this initial awkwardness, things will get a little easier. And she’ll probably enjoy hearing about the baby and how you’re doing. I don’t know. I just — I never want to hurt her feelings. But I do really appreciate that I can share this with you guys because this is the most powerful, profound experience I’ve ever had in my life. I mean, it’s amazing. Having this little life growing inside of me, it’s just like — phew! Anyway, it’s so incredible. I know both of you know exactly how I feel. I’m thinking about switching my major. From pre-med? Why? Because I’m not sure that I want to be a doctor. And it is such a huge commitment, trina. I mean, should I really be doing it if I’m anything less than all in? I-I guess not. Wow. What — what brought this on? I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about it for a while. And then all of that stuff went down with adam, and it just freaked me out. Wait. Okay. Joss. Adam’s problems had nothing to do with his major. No, I know that, but it — it — it gave me a glimpse into the next few years of my life. And it’s another year with a full course load. And — and then it’s studying for the mcats. And then it’s med school, and then a residency, and then maybe a specialty fellowship. Like, I’m exhausted just talking about it. Yeah. I hear you. Becoming a doctor is no joke, and my mom has told me some pretty daunting things, but she always said that it was worth it and she loves it. Yeah. And she’s amazing at it. And I have nothing but pure admiration for those who pursue a medical degree. It’s just… is that for me? I mean, I know that I want to do something in science, but I’m just not sure that being a doctor is my passion. You can go do whatever you need to do, ava. I don’t need to be monitored. This is sonny’s house. And I am an invited guest. So let’s get something straight. You might think you can come in here and start ordering me around because of your prior relationship with sonny. But that’s over, carly. As far as sonny is concerned, you’ve gone too far. Wow. Okay. Well, as long as we’re getting things straight, let me be clear. You may have appointed yourself sonny’s gatekeeper, roommate, or whatever the hell you want to call yourself. But I will speak to my ex-husband, the father of my children, whenever I need to. And that’s never gonna change. You know, you got, uh — you got more people in your corner than you think you have. Well, people on my payroll don’t count. Diane is representing jason. But diane always represented jason. She can still represent you, too. Well, yeah, but, you know, we’ll see if she can work for both of us. Did you hear that nina signed the divorce papers? She’s another one out of my life. Yeah, I’m sorry that ended badly. I know you, uh… I know you really cared about her. Nah, that’s all right. That’s all right. I don’t — you know, I don’t trust her. I don’t trust really anybody anymore. I mean, jason, dex, nina, michael, carly. Carly hits the most ’cause you know that I-I went to the metro court the other day, and when she made her triumphant return, do you know what she said to me? “Get out of my life!” What do you mean, just like that, no lead-up? No. I-I asked — I said to her, why — “why, when jason offered to buy the hotel back for you, you said, yeah? When I offered, you turned me down.” And you know what she said? “Stay out of my life.” I mean, I-I can’t do that. Because we have, you know, kids, grandkids. She’s trying to cut me out. That ain’t happening! Okay, look, why don’t you let things cool down a little bit between you two, okay? You’ll work it out. No, because once carly makes up her mind like that, there’s no getting through to her. Okay, well, hey, it’s a good thing you got me, then, right? You know… it is a good thing that you have my back, ’cause I’ll always have your back. Hey. Is something going on? It’s — it’s — it’S… yeah. I’m concerned that, uh, dex has joined the pcpd.

He doesn’t have a camera,so he’s not a photographer. So, why is he here? Uh, congressman, this is drew cain — I’m andrew cain, congressman. It’s a pleasure to meet you. I am the ceo of aurora media. I’m the publisher of crimson. But people call me drew. Well, drew… I have an appointment to speak with nina alone. I’m so sorry, congressman. I didn’t mean to overstep. It’s just I mentioned to drew that I was talking to you today, and he expressed an interest to come along. I’ve been a supporter of yours for years, sir. Well, you need to make an appointment. Um, and while I’m talking with nina, maybe you could see mariel, and she could fit you in maybe sometime after the election. I could totally do that, but we are both busy men. I’m here right now. Why not take advantage of the situation, right? There’s actually a specific project that I’d love to discuss with you in particular, sir. Yes, but I don’t hand out favors to corporations. Don’t worry, congressman. I will show drew out, and we can proceed with your statement. The project has nothing to do with aurora whatsoever. It has to do with the people of port charles — your constituents. Would you share a moment of your time for them? Well, I wish I could stay and chat a little longer, but I have gotta go pick up my nearly grown teenage son from school. How’s danny doing? Uh, I don’t know. He really hasn’t been talking to me much lately. I don’t know if it’s a teenage thing or a jason thing, but he and i are disagreeing on how much time he should be spending with his father, so… well, he’s got you to count on, and that’s everything, so just give it time. Thanks, mom. You’re welcome, honey. I love you. Love you, too. Bye. Love you. I love you, sis. Love you, baby.

[ Laughs ] She’s okay, right? Well, considering that her boyfriend was shot and her ex has mysteriously returned and danny wants to spend all his time with him. I-I-I love jason, but I really understand why sam is so worried about her son spending so much time with jason. Well, she’s very protective of danny. Speaking of protective mommies, how’s my girl? Seems like the trimester is going well for you. Mom, I’m actually — I’m really good. I am. It’s molly and tj I’m so worried about. So, now I have to figure out what major I want to switch to so I can still graduate on time. And in order to do that, I’ve gotta figure out what it is I want to do in the first place. Same. I’m behind on credits unless I want to play a game of catch-up during summer, and I definitely don’t want to do that. Yeah. All I can do is, like, work at the gallery. Well, I mean, you’re still grieving spencer. Yeah, but I really don’t want to be stuck on that. I really don’T. I want to care about… anything. And it’s weird because it’s just not like me. I used to know where I wanted to go and where I wanted to be, and — and now I don’T.

[ Exhales ] Well, I feel you on that. But you were on track. That’s why I’m so surprised that we’re here in the same boat. What changed? All right, halt. We’re heading back up. Yeah, I — yeah, I heard that dex was, uh, accepted into the academy. I can’t tell you how to do your job. But you’d be wise to stay away from him. Yeah, you know, dad, we probably shouldn’t be talking about that. Well, I-I’m just telling my son how to, you know — to watch his back, because from my experience, dex can’t be trusted. I mean, I was good to dex. I did everything for dex, and he turned on me. So if you’re ever in a — in a difficult situation, don’t expect dex to cover for you. Hey, look, I-I don’t expect to be in that position with dex. I mean, you know, anna and the cops and whoever else, they can believe all this — whatever comes out of his mouth. But I know you’re too smart. You know better. I’ll tell you right now, you’re gonna hit those bags…

[ Grunts and laughs ] …In no time, right? All right. You can talk to sonny whenever and however you want to. But sonny isn’t here. So why don’t you leave a message, and if sonny wants to talk to you, he will? But something tells me you’ll be waiting a while for that call.

[ Laughs ] You know, for someone who claims to be so confident in her situation, you sound a little defensive. You sound desperate. That’s why you came barging in here and planting your sad little flag in the middle of sonny’s living room. ‘Cause you can feel him slipping from your grasp. And you know you’ve screwed up with sonny for good.

[ Door opens ] Carly, what are you doing here? Where’s donna?

The docks have remained under-utilized for decades, and I think we can all agree, continue to attract criminal activity. Now, there’s two piers in particular — unused piers that have incredible infrastructure, beautiful views that can be developed into something amazing to benefit the people of port charles. And generate tourist revenue, eh? Well, that’s one of the goals. Absolutely. I’ve been working with deputy mayor jordan ashford to figure out ways to redirect some of that revenue into the city’s budget to be used for things like public transportation and to have more weekend hours in the libraries, more green-energy projects. Jordan, huh? Yeah, well, we crossed paths a few times when she was police commissioner, and I was pleased to see that she was taking on the deputy mayor. She has some impressive ideas. She really does. That’s why we’re working together on this, but as you know, a project of this scope requires federal funding. So I guess my question for you, sir, is, can we count on your support? Well, I’m intrigued. So far, it sounds good. But I can’t help you. What do you mean, molly and tj are having trouble? What happened now? Well, apart from tj giving me an inquisition about my sleeping habits and forbidding me from seeing my father? Well, this is why I told you that we have to have some grace, because this is a new situation. Yeah, it’s a funny thing about extending grace. You know, you actually have to acknowledge that maybe your behavior is part of the problem. I don’t see tj doing that anytime soon. And, you know, honestly, it’s insulting to insinuate I don’t know how to take care of myself or this baby. I think I’m doing a pretty good job. And it’s not just the way he’s being towards me. I feel like there’s some tension between him and molly. Well, there’s tension between every couple every now and then, particularly when there’s a life-changing event. Well, they can figure that out for themselves. I’m the one who is carrying this child, and I don’t deserve to be micromanaged. Hey. I’m sorry I’m

homelater than I thought, but I had to stop at my mom’s to see kristina. Hey, that’s okay. Is danny home? Uh, no, not yet. How’s kristina doing? Oh, you know, she’s hormonal and — and grumpy and stuff, all the pregnant — wait. Is that a gift for somebody? Oh, yeah. Sonny got me, uh… got me some new boxing gloves. Wow. That was really nice of him. Mm-hmm. These are really good gloves, you know. Yeah, they are. They’re nice. How was your visit with sonny? Yeah, that was fine.

[ Sighs ] Don’t do that.

[ Chuckles ] Something’s wrong. Obviously. You can talk to me. Uh, it’s just, you know, uh, you know, that line I’ve drawn between work and being sonny’s son. I don’t know, I kind of feel like maybe I might have crossed it. I need to talk to youalone. I wasn’t clear. Does carly get to dictate what happens in this house? I need to talk to you about donna. I’m not discussing our daughter in front of ava. I have a call to make to the gallery to check on a delivery. Excuse me. It’s donna okay? She’s fine. I just, um… I wanted to have this conversation in person. I’m not bringing donna to sleep over this week. I’m not bringing donna

here at all anymore. Why not? It’s not good for donna to be here with you.

Well, you might as well stay for this, drew. Um, I have lung cancer. Stage 4. I, uh, intend on serving out the rest of my term, but then I will be stepping down to be with my family. I know it’s a political clichĂ©, but in this case, it happens to be true. I am so sorry, congressman, for you and for your family and for the people that you serve. And I know that you will be dearly missed by your colleagues in the house. Does your staff know? Does mariel? Yes, mariel knows, and select members of my staff. I wanted to stay focused on my remaining programs and legislation. And, um, well, I want this statement not to be about pity, sentimentality, or hysteria. There’s enough political spectacle to begin with. I assure you, I will see to it. I’m deeply saddened by this news, congressman. I’m so, so sorry. If there’s anything that I can do to help in any way, please let me know. But if I may, your term doesn’t end until january of 2025, correct? Drew, talk about being insensitive. Nina thinks I’m being insensitive, but I really think that this project could be your legacy for the people of your district, to take a place that was previously neglected and — and turn it into a showpiece. Give the people of port charles just something beautiful. A place to gather by the water like this would be such a gift, not only for the people here now, but for future generations. Well, go on. You do still have time to push this in the house. It could be your farewell piece of legislation, and given your current diagnosis, who’s gonna vote against you? When you told me that you were going into pre-med, I remember thinking to myself I never heard you express this before, but I was so proud of you that I didn’t put it together. Put what together? That it had something to do with dex. Oh. Well, yeah. I mean, when cam and i were falling apart and I was catching feelings for dex, he got really hurt. And I had to stitch up his side, and I had no idea what I was doing. And it was the most helpless feeling. And I remember wanting to be able to do more than just wait around and be concerned. You know, I wanted to be able to help people, especially in an emergency. And my people, you mean dex. Well, okay, well, sonny should have known better than to discuss police business with you. But from what you just told me, I think you handled it pretty well. Yeah, I mean, sonny didn’t come right out and tell me not to act on information dex may have, but, uh, you know, he sent a message. He assumes dex is gonna talk and that anna’s gonna listen to him. He didn’t ask you to interfere on an investigation. No, not yet, but he’s come this far, so that’s probably next. Anna called this, too. How so? At chase’s bachelor party, the guys were shunning dex, and, uh, I questioned the wisdom of bringing him onboard to anna. Okay. And what did anna think about that? Uh, she kind of reversed it on me and…

[ Chuckles ] …Said maybe it’s what dex could be telling us at the pcpd about my dad that — that might bother me and, uh, steer clear of him, and, uh, didn’t want to put me in a position where I’d be compromised or tempted to protect sonny. Yeah, well, there’s nothing wrong with setting boundaries. Yeah, but the thing is, I-I used to set the boundaries for myself. I-I didn’t need someone else to — to set them for me, you know? I think that you are being too hard on yourself. Everyone in town knows that dex worked for sonny. And cops — they are bound to be suspicious. And that does create a hostile work environment. I think it was good that you made that point to anna. There’s just — there’s one other thing that I haven’t told anna, or you for that matter, and that’s when I found out that dex was applying to the police academy, my first thought was, how could this hurt my father? That’s not thinking like a cop. That’s thinking like a son who’s worried that his father’s already guilty. You’re using our daughter to get back at me? No, I am protecting donna. She shouldn’t hear from her father that her mother betrayed him. Well, it sounds like you’re protecting yourself. No, I don’t want donna involved in an adult situation that she can’t possibly understand or poisoned by bitterness and resentment, sonny. Do you think I would do that, carly? I don’t know! That I would say something against you to our daughter? I barely recognize you anymore! I don’t know what you’re capable of, sonny. Well, I’m — I’m donna’s father. Legally, I have rights. If I have to take you to court, I-I’ll do that if I have to. Wait. Okay, please, take me to court. Let’s put it all out on the record. Let’s put it in the light of day and let the judge decide who donna should go home with. It’s not you. First, you turned on me. Now you’re using our daughter… no, I am trying to protect you both, sonny. Donna doesn’t deserve to be around your level of hate and anger right now. You’re getting everybody in my family to turn against me. Oh, my god. Why? Why? Because of jason? Can you hear yourself? Yeah. You’re not making any sense. You’re not listening to reason at all. Y-you’re living in an alternate universe. It’s like everybody’s out to g– oh, my god. Oh, my god! What? Sonny! Where are you going?

[ Sighs ] Carly, what the hell are you doing? I’m making sure you’re taking your medication.

Congressman, drew’s enthusiasm for his project has clearly clouded his sense of tact. He will wait outside while we finish our conversation. No, no, no, no. I’m not insulted, nor am I swayed, nina. Uh, do you know how many developers have sat in that chair with a slick pitch and an outstretched hand? More than a few, I have no doubt. But that is not what’s happening here, congressman. I truly believe in this project, and knowing what you’re facing, I think this would be such a legacy for you. Well, how do I know you’re not beautifying these docks just in order to turn them around into luxury apartments on the federal dime, you know? I-I believe in public projects. I-I like them, but I may not be around here to see how things work out. Well, do you really think that jordan ashford would be on board for a real-estate scheme? No. But if you’re well-funded and smart enough, she may not be able to stop you. Um, well… it all comes down to your true intentions. What do you think, nina? I mean, you brought this guy in here. Should I trust him? Molly and tj are — they’re very goal-oriented people, and that’s great for them in their career. All the power to them. But sometimes it does feel like they… look at this pregnancy and this baby as just, like, the next thing to check off on their list of accomplishments. That’s cynical. I hope you’re just being a little hyperbolic. I love molly and tj. You know that. And I know how badly they want this baby. It’s just they — they both get so focused on the practicalities of this pregnancy, and they’re missing out on the beautiful process of just absolutely falling in love with this baby as much as I am. You love your father. You don’t want anything to happen to him, just like billions of other sons and daughters all over this planet. Yeah, but I’m in a position to protect sonny, to put his welfare ahead of my badge. But, dante, you had one thought. I know you. You’re not gonna allow one thought to influence you or affect your work. We both know that life can get pretty messy and ambiguous when family is involved. And you have never compromised yourself for sonny. In fact, you had him arrested when he put cyrus renault in the hospital. I wish I could be as sure as you are. I mean, I used to be. I-I thought I could be both a good son and a good cop. And you’ve done that. Have I, though? Sam, sonny runs a criminal enterprise. I know it. You know it. Everybody knows it. My job is to stop him. So why haven’t I? I need to call your pharmacist. You need to — listen! You’re not calling my pharmacist. Give me my pills. Not until you answer a question. When was the last time you took your medication? What is this? Because I didn’t agree with your custody arrangement, now you’re accusing me of not taking medication? I’m not judging you. I’m not judging you. I’m just trying to help you, sonny. Something is so wrong. You remember the last time you went off your meds? I’m fine. You’re not fine! Yeah, I’m fine. Is everything okay? Look at me. Look at me. Hold on. It is common for people dealing with bipolar to go off their medication. Okay, I’m not judging you. Just tell me, and I can help you. Do you really think I’d risk everything by not taking my medication? Do you think that little of me, carly?

Drew may be a very, very tenacious businessman. But, congressman, he’s also a decorated navy seal. And he’s known for his philanthropy and leadership at aurora, and he’s very committed to the city of port charles. Hmm. I can say truthfully that drew can be tough but fair. Not so different from you, congressman. Well, um… I’ll have to see some actual concept sketches and specs. But if the numbers check out and you can make this a reality, well, then you got yourself a deal. Excellent. Thank you so much, congressman. Sure.

[ Sighs ] It’s gonna be tough to wangle this through the house, you know, and I expect a little more than a park bench with my name on it. How about the mcconkey esplanade? Well, that’ll do. Of course, I’ll be long gone before this thing is finished, but you gotta promise you’ll have my wife front and center for the dedication. And you gotta let her cut the ribbon ’cause hazel does love a good photo op. Absolutely. You can count on that, congressman. You and I both know that molly and tj want and already love this baby. But maybe their misguided and annoying attempts to contribute to your pregnancy may be their awkward way of trying to just connect with you and be a part of it.

[ Scoffs ] By coming at me like — like I’m some clueless, irresponsible incubator? Stop. Stop. I want to ask you something, and it’s important to me that you answer it honestly. Okay. What? Do you think you’re starting to think of this baby as more yours than your sister’s? Okay, I did not get into pre-med because of dex, and I’m not thinking about getting out of it because we broke up. Trina: But he is a factor. Yes, but not because I was thinking dex is a criminal, and I need to be able to stitch him up in case he gets shot again. I guess it’s that dex and i are close in age, but we’re worlds apart in life experience. I mean, he’s already served in the military. That really matters. And it seemed to me that becoming a doctor would also really matter, and it would. But just because I have the grades to get into medical school doesn’t mean that it’s the right fit. I would be taking a spot from someone who really does have the passion and who very well could make a much better doctor. And I think I owe it to them, and to me, to figure out where I would do the most good and what I actually want to pursue. Well, look… whatever you decide, I’ll be here for you. Same. We’re in this together. I know. And while you’re trying to figure things out, admit that part of the future that you’re struggling with is about dex. You’re still in love with him, aren’t you? Why can’t you admit that you don’t want you and dex to be over? I think that you are being hard on yourself. Because I know how you value the law. And I know how you always walk that line. You’re a good cop, dante. Gotta give yourself a break. Mm-hmm. I think maybe I just have to face reality, you know? I have gone easy on my father because I love him and my siblings. And that right there is a conflict of interest. If I’m not willing to enforce the law, I have no business being a cop. Let’s just go to your doctor and get your blood drawn. Maybe you just need your dosage adjusted. No, I don’t need my dosage adjusted! Come on, get out, carly! No. I don’t want — please listen to me! I’ve listened long enough. You have to understand how serious this is, sonny. You gotta go!

[ Sighs ] There’s nothing wrong with me. No. But you do look furious. And you have every right. Carly is being unreasonable. Oh, my god.

[ Sighs ] Carly can go to hell.

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Brook Lynn has a hard time auditioning to be the new pitch woman for Deception because she gets too nervous. Lois Quartermaine is trying to show Brook Lynn how to do a presentation for Home & Heart so Brook Lynn will relax and not be nervous and she does such a great job that Lucy offers her the job.

Tracy puts Sasha to the test because she doesn’t think she has enough experience to be the Quartermaine’s cook. Tracy is impressed when Sasha makes a savory pie that reminds her of when she and Luke lived in Paris.

Tracy tells Gregory that she feels like she has wasted all the advantages she has been given in life. Gregory tells Tracy that a life is never wasted as long as you are grateful for and love the people that are in your life. Tracy tells Sasha lunch was wonderful and she has the job.

Willow tells Michael she took Drew’s job offer because she wants to spend time with the kids and she feels that promoting bone marrow donation, although volunteer work, is very worthwhile work.

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Okay. I will be haven. Oh, you are nothing like that woman. That’s why it’s called acting, ma. Okay. Georgie, james, pay attention. You guys are gonna be the audience. Go easy on me, will ya? What do you say, guys? Are we gonna be an easy crowd? Or are we gonna be a tough crowd? Tough. Oh! Shocker.

[ Laughs ] Oh! Brook lynn, this is so exciting. Your grandmother loves

home & heart. She’s gonna be over the moon about this. Your other grandmother. Oh, good. More interlopers in… monica’s home.

[ Laughing ] Whoa! What’s with her? Tracy’s been in a huff all week having the kids home on spring break. I feel her pain. Mom! You know I love you. Where’s bailey lou? Uh, she’s with my mom.

[ Chuckles ] Thank god. She’s been a real terror lately. Oh, not my girl bailey! Yeah, your girl bailey. Back me up, georgie. Total terror. See? It’s weird to put cream on your face. Like, it doesn’t really even do anything. How would you know, huh? I tried it. Like, the tiniest pea-size amount, right? I don’t know. I just dumped it in my hand and started rubbing it around.

[ Laughs ] Oh! Oh, look, it’s violet! Hi, violet. And chase and gregory, of course. You guys came to watch. We wouldn’t have missed it. Uncle chase said you were practicing to be a tv star. I might do that when I’m older, too. I thought you want to be a doctor like your dad. Tv star is my backup for if that takes too long. Oh! I love it. A woman with a plan. Come here and join our tough crowd. Whoo! Lights, camera, action. Oh!

[ Laughter ] Where, for the love of god, is the nanny? There are children in every corner of this house. Melanie’s mother had a dental emergency. Oh, great. Well, now for my second and final complaint. I highly doubt that. I cannot believe that you took my intention to hire a cook as an opportunity to offer the job to sasha. We don’t know if she can boil a hot dog. She has worked in restaurants, tracy. Of the fast-food variety. Uh, no. Real restaurants. Well, so has almost everybody under the age of 30 without a trust fund. So what?

[ Telephone rings ] Seventh floor. No. Dr. Soriano, I believe you can find nurse baldwin down in pediatric icu. Of course, I’ll let her know if I do. Everybody’s looking for elizabeth. I know. I would hate to be her. They asked me to work a double, but I can’T. You? I just worked a 12 overnight. I-I have kids to get home to. So does elizabeth. Maybe I am an awful person. We can’t rule it out.

[ Telephone rings ] Seventh floor.

[ Elevator bell dings ] I’m sorry, dr. Soriano. If she’s not there, I don’t know. Try…orthopedics?

[ Sighing ] Oh, god. Problem? Guess not. Uh, michael said wiley was throwing up last night, so I thought maybe I should pick up something for him on the way home, but no answer. So I guess melanie — the nanny — must be out with both kids and he’s fine.

[ Laughs ] Um, don’t shoot the messenger, but I have been deputized to do a multi-floor search for a nurse who is willing to take an additional shift, since regina’s out sick. I’m sorry. I-I’ve just — I’ve been here all night. I just can’T. I have a 1-year-old who, after a 12-hour shift, I don’t think even remembers me. I hear you. I couldn’t have worked the hours that you do when my girls were little, which begs the question… what? You’re not asking me why I have a job? Oh, no! Sorry. No, having work that fulfills you, work that makes a difference — these things matter.

[ Telephone rings ] Sorry. Seven floor. Elizabeth, I am so sorry. I just — of course I would. I would be happy to pick aiden up. No trouble at all. Elizabeth is still looking for a replacement, but in the meantime, I’m gonna pick up aiden for her, so I guess I feel a little less guilty.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I better continue my search. With a little bit of luck, elizabeth will be out of here while the sun is still shining. There. See? All right, good job, wiley. Hey. What’s up? With melanie helping out with her mom, I thought it’d be fun to hang out with the kids, but apparently I’m not as fascinating as comet. Few people are, michael. Few people are. Hey. Is lunch ready? The new cook said 45 minutes. I’m not optimistic. Okay. Well, uh, you should be optimistic because you know, the new, uh, cook is that old friend of mine, and I bet she does a great job. I’m with you, michael. I think the new cook is a real find. Melanie? I’m home. Hmm. It doesn’t sound like anyone’s here. No, it doesn’T. Maybe she took the kids up to the main house for lunch. Do you want to join them, or I can make a sandwich for you to eat here if you want. I’ll go up to the house. I know you worked the overnight shift. You must be tired. Aw. Your mom did, too. I hope it doesn’t take too long to find that replacement nurse. You must be desperate to go home and get into bed. Thanks for picking me up at the library. Of course. I’ll text jake to pick me up from his soccer practice. How do sports get away with holding practice when there’s no school? It’s his travel league, so they’re basically allowed to do whatever they want. Let me know if you need anything? I will. I always found it easier to hold the products like this, but maybe that’s just me. No, it fe– it feels better. Okay, maybe you turn the label around so it’s facing directly towards the camera. Hey, you know what, sasha? Why don’t you show brook lynn how to cheat to an imaginary camera, like, over there somewhere? I have the non-imaginary camera right here.

[ Chuckles ] What are you doing here? Because I was so rudely not invited? Well, you know, I just thought that maybe a screen test for our new proposed spokesmodel was in order. Why? Why? Because you seem to think that anybody and everybody can sort of do the duties that I did so well. That remains to be seen.

[ Doorbell rings ] You must be isaac. Come on in.

[ Sighs ] Here’s my pride and joy.

You want to describe the texture — what it smells like, how it feels on your skin. With glowing adjectives, of course. Of course. Silky, dewy, fresh. Then you apply just the dab on your cheek, and you rub it in… …just like this. Lucy: Ah. Flawless. Okay, let’s shoot. Brook lynn, you’re up. Okay, ready? Uh, quiet on the set. Action! Lois: Okay. Honey, hold it a little closer to your face. That way the viewers can see the label. Brook lynn: Like this? Exactly. I was gonna say that. Yes. Yes. Like this? Um, not that close. Maybe…here should be good. I think I’m gonna go sit out in the sun for a while, get some vitamin D. Can I come? All: No! Good luck, kiddo.

[ Laughter ] Brother! Okay. Take two action! Sasha is a great cook. I just never thought that she’d be doing it for a living. Yeah, I think the, uh, offer of free room and board was too tempting. Also, the flexibility, I don’t think mama q’s gonna fully surrender her kitchen. No. No, no. I mean, it’s probably mostly just breakfast and lunches while olivia’s at work. Plus, sasha has weekends off, which is great. And maybe I can make a music video someday. I would love that. And ride comet while I’m singing! Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re gonna have to talk to his agent first. And who’s his agent? You’re looking at him. Is it okay for the boys to play in the hay, even though the horses eat it? Uh, it better be ’cause they do it all the time. Can I go play with them? Look at him. Uh, yeah. Have at it. I love the smell of hay! Georgie, keep an eye on the littles, will you? And holler if you need any help. You got it. So, uh, what’s this about a music video? Violet was watching brook lynn practice her spokesmodeling up at the house, and they were videotaping her, and now violet’s got a little bee in her bonnet. Wait, I thought blaze was the new face of deception. She is, but it’s in her contract that she won’t do any of the promotional stuff. Oh, so that’s on brook lynn now? And I don’t think she’s too happy about it. Tracy, you are not the only decision maker in this household. And I am not the only person in this household who was sick to death of leftovers and yuri’s borscht. Hello. That’s why I hired someone. I want a real cook. No, you want someone who’s not gonna let anyone into the kitchen, and I’m not gonna allow that again. That’s the point. They have their domain, and we have ours. Ah, tracy. I love cooking for my family, when I have the time to do it. That’s what makes sasha the perfect solution to this problem. Hello, aiden. Hi. Ms. Quartermaine. Hello, another family’s child. Be nice. Something smells good. Yes. It does smell good, doesn’t it, tracy? Where’d you come from? My mom got stuck at work, so mrs. Corinthos picked me up and dropped me off. Well, lunch is gonna be served shortly, so I certainly hope you’ll stick around and eat with us. I’d like that. Thanks. Of course you would. Just want to peek in the oven. Sasha. When you finish lunch, I have a request. Okay. Would you go get a cookbook, please? Bring it here to me. Open it to any page and point. Mamma mia! You gotta be kidding me. Aha!

Tournedos rossini. Sounds delightful. That’s what I want for dinner.

Tournedos rossini? One of my favorites. Do we have ptĂ©? And if we do, will the kids eat it? I don’t know. Tracy, what do you think? The kids want ptĂ©? I think you should pick another recipe.

Pot-au-feu. Perfect second choice.

Pot-au-feu it is. Dinner at 7:00? Oh. Works for me. Sasha, I am so sorry. I take it tracy is not happy with me as the new cook? What was your first clue? Well, I’ll just have to prove her wrong, won’t I? Oh, bless you. Honey, I’m gonna give you all the space you need. If you need anything at all, you just call me for backup. Okay. Bye. Thank you. Can I ask you a question? Ask away. I love to bake, but I’ve never seen anything like what you have in the oven. Oh, well, it’s a great way to use any leftovers you have in the fridge. You want to help me chop up some vegetables, and I’ll tell you all about it? Sure. Come on.

[ Door opens ] Hey. Sorry. Didn’t mean to wake you. No, it’s okay. Where’s melanie? Oh, uh, her mom had a little emergency. Is she okay? Uh, yeah, yeah. It was just a dental thing. So I came home to be with the kids, and wiley is at the stables with cody. Oh, the horses were more entertaining than dad, huh? Yeah, pretty much.

[ Chuckles ] I, uh — I sent aiden up to the main house for lunch. Aiden webber? Yeah. Elizabeth got stuck at the hospital, asked if I could bring him here and make sure he got fed. Well, that’s nice of you to help out. All right. It’s time for you to go to bed. Um, you stay here. Get some rest. And I’ll be right back. Okay. Here we go. You ready? I hear deception is debuting a new product. That’s right, haven. What’s it called? Disruptor nourishing moisturizer. Catchy name. I know, right? Can you tell us about it? Oh, yes! Our newest product is a face cream. It does wonders for the skin. We like the sound of that. Please go on. Okay, yes, well, um, the texture is silky smooth, and you just take a little bit on — oh, shoot. Cut! I’m sorry! No, no, no, honey, it’s okay! You’re still getting the hang of it.

[ Clapping ] I want 100 jars and the beautiful face-cream model. Uh, sorry, you are not our target audience. All right, come on. Let’s look at the dailies. Okay. Come on, sweetie. Come on, come on. Let’s see. Let’s see. Play it on this thing. Here we go. Play. Brook lynn: …Silky smooth, and you just take a little bit on — oh, shoot. Okay. Well, that’s what rehearsals are for. Sasha wasn’t perfect the first time, either. Uh, she was a lot better than that. Okay! You know what, brook lynn, you just need to relax. Come on, come on, come on. Just a little bit. And you know what? We’re gonna just try it again. -Okay. -Okay? Excuse me. Why don’t we give the professionals a chance? And I’m guessing you’re the professional? Watch and learn.

[ Sighs ] How was your shift? Oh, long, exhausting, but good. All right. Do you want to head up to bed? Don’t tempt me. No, go ahead. You deserve a nap. You know, I, uh… I sleep better when you’re beside me.

I’m too young to die.What do you desperados want? All your money. Ah! [ Laughs ] You picked the wrong cowboy. We’ll take your horses then. But they already belong to your family. Actually, i am the sheriff, and you’re all under arrest. Ah! Including you. And now you have to marry georgie. That’s a weird punishment. -[ Laughs ] -Aah!

[ Grunting ] Ah. Thank you. What did I do? You arrived just in the nick of time. Saved me from getting hitched. Well, you’re welcome. How’s it going up at the manse? Pretty sure that my first day as to cook will also be my last. Tracy? She’s not a fan.

[ Laughs ] And it’s a real bummer because I really liked my new room. Um, do you want me to talk to her? I mean, believe it or not, I think tracy actually likes me. It’s okay. You know what? There was something too good about it to be true from the start. Especially the part where I got to be near you every day. Olivia’s mad at me. What happened? We need a cook. Quartermaines have always had a cook. Not since I’ve known you. No, because since you’ve known me, olivia has lived here, and she insisted that she could take it on. But you cannot run a hotel, raise a child with special needs, and cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a house full of people. It’s too much. Agreed. So, instead of hiring a professional cook, olivia offered the job to her friend. Do I know this friend? You certainly do. Sasha corbin. And I get it. Olivia wants somebody that she can kick out of the kitchen without feeling uncomfortable. When she wants to cook, you mean? Mm-hmm. And I certainly do understand that, but we don’t know if sasha has the skills for this, and hiring someone to do a job that they can’t do helps no one. Not us and not sasha. Am I being awful? You’re being practical. Some homes, the kitchen is a place to gather. Not this one. Exactly. We have the nook for that. How come you get that and olivia doesn’t? Probably because I have no skin in the game. But this is olivia’s home, too. She just wants to be comfortable in it. Am I being too rigid? You’re being you. So, that’s rigid, angry, and unyielding.

[ Chuckles ] Where does that come from, you think? Lucy: Haven. [ Chuckles ] Haven, have I told you that I am the brainchild of deception? Haven? Oh, yes. About 17 billion times.

[ Laughs ] Right, right, because it’s so true. And you all — all are very, very welcome. Now, today we have the disruptor nourishing moisturizer, brand-new product and, by the way, my idea. Well, I mean, it wasn’t my idea, the formula, but the way it benefits your skin — totally my idea. Let me — let me show you.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Wait. There. Mm. It is so absorbing. It absorbs right straight into your skin. It’s not absorbing at all. Working that cream like it’s furniture polish.

[ Lucy speaks indistinctly ] Yikes. She’s not very good at this, is she? I don’t think I’m one to talk. What? You were perfect. Like a deer in headlights. Look, I love maxie and deception, but I can’t help but feel like this is a wrong turn for me. You did seem

kind of uncomfortable. Kind of? And nobody watching is gonna believe that you need a face cream. I love you. Aha! See? There.

[ Clears throat ] All absorbed. Our disruptor nourishing moisturizer cream is so good. It feels so wonderful on my skin, ladies and gentlemen. My baby, my creation. Get yours today! Oh, well, that was, um… fantastic. I know. Thank you. Um, you know what? Why don’t we just review it all, take a peek, and then we can all just kind of vote? Okay. Mm-hmm. Yeah. I think I’m mad at time. And all the years that I wasted being too afraid to… leave my safety net. The only risk I ever took in my life was on luke, and I only had him for a few years before I lost him. Happiness is great as long as you’ve got it. Are you unhappy now? No. I’m disappointed. The advantages that I’ve been given in life are obscene. As are… …how little I’ve done with them.

Okay, this is gonna sound crazy. When has that ever stopped you? Why don’t you move in with me? I’ve got a nice, comfortable room upstairs if you can stand the spiral staircase to get to it. I’m not wrong in that we have kissed exactly once, yes? No, that — that’s right. Yes. So, I feel like cohabitation isn’t really the natural next step. Well, we wouldn’t be sharing a bed or anything. Unless you wanted to, in which case, we totally could be.

[ Laughs ] And where would you sleep? Uh, well, you know, we’ve got an extra cot in the tack room for when a mare is foaling. I could just bring it upstairs.

[ Alarm beeping ] That’s lunch. I need to take it out of the oven. There’s plenty if you’re interested. I am definitely interested. Georgie! Round up the kids for lunch! Let’s go! Georgie! Lucy:

Get yours today. -Huh. -Huh. Well, you know, nobody looks, uh, good in that kind of light. You know what? I think brook lynn just needs one more run-through. That’s all. Come on, sweetie. Come here. Come here. Come stand. All right. Look, I’m gonna show you, okay? So, you want to pick up and hold the product like this. Okay? Right? Not like this like it’s a secret weapon, but like it’s — it’s the greatest secret in life, and you are gonna share that secret with the world. Or with the viewers of home & heart, at least, okay? And then you’re gonna open it very gently. Maybe smell. Mmm! Right? And then you’re gonna take just a tiny little bit. Right? What are you doing? Why? Why? Why not? Okay. And then, you’re going to see that it’s like a little pearl.

[ Gasps ] Right? Which is fitting because this cream is the ultimate in luxury. You’re gonna put it on. Mm! Silky, hydrating. Oh, it’s like I’ve died and gone to heaven, right? Right? Mm. Oh, good. I was just coming to find you. How’s it looking? Light brown on top and ready to come out, I think. Perfect. I’m happy to help you serve it if you want. Yeah? You’re a lifesaver, aiden webber. Hey. Are you headed back to the office? Uh, nah, that ship as sailed, I think. What about you? When’s your next shift? I’ve been thinking about that, about my job at gh in general. Yeah, I saw you were, uh, looking at that new tomorrow institute pamphlet. Oh, you did, did you? Yeah, I’m observant like that. So…talk to me. Representing the nonprofit, it would essentially be a part-time volunteer position. Okay. Meaning I’d no longer be getting paid. Well, you know, it’s not like we need the money. I know, but a lot of people do. Like elizabeth, for example. She’s raising three boys on her own, and she doesn’t have the luxury of turning down a double shift like I do. Yeah, I hope jason being back can ease her financial burden a little bit. I hope so, too. But it’s got me thinking. Nursing is wonderful, important work, and I’ve — I’ve loved doing it. I know you have. But I am starting to wonder if I’ve been doing it for the wrong reasons.

independence is important to me. I get that. And I’m not sure I even realized it at the time, but it was a huge factor in my becoming a nurse. The idea of solely relying on you for money — it made me uncomfortable. I liked knowing that if you left tomorrow… never happening. …I could stand on my own two feet. And I still relate to all that. I just… taking this position would allow me to still do something meaningful that makes me proud, while being able to be there for my kids in a way I can’t now. I’d get to see all of wiley’s t-ball games and take amelia to the swings myself, not hear about it later from melanie. Well, just to be clear, you know, melanie — she’s a great nanny, and, uh, the kids are happy and thriving. I know. I know they are, but I’m missing stuff, michael. And I don’t have to. And that makes me so incredibly lucky. I mean, what drew is proposing — an opportunity for me to help recruit bone-marrow donors and stem-cell donors who, in turn, could help cure cancers like I had, and also spend significantly more time with my kids? I mean, what a gift, for them and for me. Well, it sounds like you made up your mind. You don’t seem surprised.

[ Chuckles ] I had a feeling this is how it would shake out. I just, I wanted you to get there yourself. And here I am. Here you are. Here we are. So you’re on board if I do this? I’m on board with anything that makes you happy. Anything? Anything. Why? Do you, uh… did you have something specific in mind? As a matter of fact, I do. If I’m hearing you right, you feel you’ve been… showered with temporal gifts in life — money, property, a close-knit if not always harmonious family. Ha! Harmonious. But in your opinion, you don’t have much to show for it. Well done. Achievement is overrated. I don’t think we were put on this earth to win trophies or become famous or make scientific discoveries. Don’t get me wrong, power to you if you do, but the way I see it, I… I think our job is to love the lives we’ve been given and the people we’ve been set down amongst and be grateful for all of it. I don’t think I’ve been very successful by that measure, either. There’s still time. And not all of us can say that. -Come on, guys, let’s go! -Hi, grandpa! Hey. Excuse us. Wiley: It’s time for lunch! Yes! Be brave, james. You can do it. I, for one, think it looks delicious. Thank you. You’re very welcome. Wait, ma, can you just go through it one more time? Mm-hmm. How did you hold the product so that it was showing towards the camera? Oh, okay. You hold it just like this. And how did you get just the right amount of cream? Oh, okay. Well, I’ll show you. You’ve gotta open it up gently and take just a little bit. You know, a little bit goes a long way. This cream — it’s a miracle, you know? I mean, it is a complete game changer. That’s the plan. And then? I’m sorry. Oh, sweetie. It’s okay. You’re just learning. The application part — can you show me that part again? Okay, yeah, you — oh, wait, smell this first. Huh? Oh, that smells like the summer. I mean, it takes me right back to the beach. And the texture of it — come on. I happen to be a woman of a certain age, and this — this makes me feel like I am brand-new. Lucy: Stop! Just stop right there. Stop, stop, and stop.

It is time to face facts. Brook lynn simply cannot be the deception spokesmodel. Whoa, whoa, whoa! I think you’re being a little hasty here, because brook lynn just needs a little bit more time. Time’s not really the problem. Lucy’s right, ma. Besides… we already have the perfect deception spokesmodel. Oh, if you say yourself again, lucy, I swear I’m gonna scream. Lois! It’s you. Huh? You. You’re it. Have you lost your ever-loving mind? No, because you just presented our product effortlessly. And, in fact, it was almost poetic. It’s true. I have the footage to prove it. And you love our products, lois. It has to be you.

[ Scoffs ]

Really? Really. And just imagine everyone in the old neighborhood seeing you on tv. Oh! The girls will get such a kick out of it, won’t they? Okay, come on. Come on. Are you in? Why, thank you. What service. Of course.

[ Chuckles ] This actually smells very good. Have you seen my dad? I have not. He must have gone back to our house. W to help me bring him some lunch? I bet I can beat you there. Oh, please. I’m much faster than both of you. Right, grandpa? She is pretty fast.

[ Chuckles ] Plate. Fork. On your mark, get set… go! This is really delicious. Gteau salĂ©. You’ve had it before? I have. Luke and I were living abroad, and we used to take little weekend trips to… get a change of scene. Isn’t europe amazing that way? A train ride, you’re in another country. Our favorite place to stay was this bed and breakfast in bergerac in the dordogne. And every morning, the patronne would bring a gteau salĂ© out for us when we woke up. Never the same ingredients twice, just whatever they had on hand. And it was always… perfect and light. Just like this. I would’ve liked to have met luke.

[ Laughs ] You would have hated him. I don’t think so. Maybe not. What else goes in a pot-au-feu? Come on, sasha, think. Why don’t you just look it up on your phone? Because that would be

cheating. Well, this is ridiculously good. Yeah? Yeah. Tracy would be crazy to pass on you.

[ Sighs ] From your lips. So, uh, speaking of lips…

[ Laughs ] Wow! What a segue. Yeah, I-I’m good at ’em. Um, no, uh… about before? I don’t — I don’t want you to think that I was trying to get you alone in my bedroom. Not that I’d be opposed, but… noted. The whole point is I’m team sasha. You won’t be without a place to crash as long as I’m around. Well, my dear, lunch was superb. I am delighted to welcome you to the household. Thank you. And don’t worry. I’m still working on dinner. You can stop. Actually, you can make whatever you want for dinner. No more tests. Do we understand each other? We do. And you — aren’t you supposed to be minding the rugrats? They’re not outside on the patio? No, they went off to look for michael. Ah! All right, on it.

[ Glass shatters ] It wasn’t my fault. Wiley pushed me. I did not! Hey, it doesn’t matter how it happened. Wiley, do you know where a broom is so we can clean this up? Here it is. What kind of party is this? And why wasn’t I invited? I brought my dad some lunch, but I can’t find him. Maybe they’re upstairs in bed. Let’s go look. Uh, I-I-I don’t think so. No. No. You all made a fine mess in the stables. You’re gonna help me clean up that bale of hay. -Fun! -Yeah! -Yay! All right, all of you, all of you, let’s go. Thank you. Yes, of course. It wasn’t supposed to be fun.

[ Door closes ] Are they gone? Gone. Remind me to give cody a raise.

[ Chuckles ] I will. I love you, willow. And I love our life. I love it, too. And you. So much it hurts sometimes.

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Maxie and Scott tell Lucy she isn’t the right person to sell Deception products on Home & Heart because people can’t relate to her.

Elizabeth is worried that Aiden is being bullied at school again when she notices paint on his backpack and in his hair. Elizabeth calls the school to make an appointment with Aiden’s counselor.

Curtis accepts Drew’s job offer to be the head of Aurora ‘s health and wellness division.

TJ and Kristina argue because he wants her to stay away from Sonny to keep the baby safe.

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thanks for coming by. All right, my man. Okay, so are we talking about aurora’s potential move into wellness and fitness? Oh, it’s not potential anymore. We’re doing it. Yep. My people ran the numbers. We’re doing a dual launch — an online lifestyle website. We’re doing brick and mortar. The flagship gym is gonna be right here in port charles. It’s gonna be huge. All we need is somebody to run the division. So are you interested? I need you to get a cbc. Can you also get a cmp and a ct scan? Excuse me. Can I leave this for nurse baldwin? She’s expecting it. I’ll be sure she gets it. Thank you. Aiden. Weren’t you gonna say hello? Scott, you have to help us. Lucy insists on being the on-air pitchwoman for deception. Ah, for crying out loud, maxie. You know lucy. She gets one whiff of fame, and she’s off to the races. There’s no stopping her. We have to because “home & heart” said they’re not gonna give us another spot if lucy insists on being on camera. Well, I can threaten to sue, but it would be a bluff. It’s their show. They can put on who they want. No, no, we do not want another lawsuit. We want to sell our products. And if we lose this opportunity, we lose exposure, which translates to lost sales. So please just talk to her. Maybe convince her we need someone else to — you would not believe all the people staring at me as I walked through the lobby. You know, it’s so gratifying. Although I am just a very humble working gal, but I have thousands of followers. And I can’t even tell you. I couldn’t be specific. As I walked through the door, I added that much…more. Hi. Did you see my post? So many likes. I rest my case. So nice. Thank you guys for having me over for breakfast. Yeah. I’m so surprised the little one is so quiet. It was practically kicking field goals yesterday. Field goals? Sorry we missed it. Yeah. Me too. He or she is probably just… well, sleeping now ’cause they tired themselves out. Mm. Yeah. Are you? Sleeping, that is? Yeah. Usually, I manage about six or seven hours a night. Never less than five. Why? Well, molly mentioned you stopped by pretty late the other night. After A…fight.

[ Knocking ] May I help you? Yes. I’m sorry to just show up in your doorway, but your assistant wasn’t at her desk. Oh, if this is about the editorial… no. No. I’m natalia ramirez. I’m alison’s mom, kristina’s friend. Ah. Yes, of course. Come on in. I’m sorry. I know you’re a busy woman. As am I. I just thought that it was time that we met. Absolutely. Nice to meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you. Nice to meet you. Yeah, I’m sure you have. Probably not all of it good. Am I right?

Kristina and i had a — had a bumpy start because when I first met her, she was in alison’s bed, which was a surprise, as you can imagine, and I had no idea. That they were together? No, no clue to the nature of their attachment. I understand that blaze hadn’t come out to you yet, and I’m hoping it wasn’t too much of a surprise. Please. Well, ms. Davis… uh, call me alexis. Oh. Great. Thank you. Please call me natalia. So… mm. Oh, you know, I had the pleasure of meeting kristina’s father. You met sonny? Ah. He didn’t tell me. Mm-hmm. Yeah. And from what he said, it sounded like you two have a really good relationship. Did he say that? Oh. And I know kristina’s really close to her dad. She is, very close. Kristina loves her family. Well, that’s obvious. Especially since she’s carrying her sister’s baby. Tj, I told you kristina came over around midnight. She just wanted to talk. Yeah, I was pretty worked up, which I know isn’t good for the baby, and just needed some sister time. No one calms me down like molly. These hormones are no joke. And as for the fight, josslyn apologized and we worked things out. Yeah. Mind if I ask what the argument was about? Just josslyn being josslyn, you know? Complaining about my dad. Did sonny do something we’re all gonna hear about? No. No, nothing like that. No, no, no. It’s just, ever since carly and my dad broke up, josslyn totally turned on my dad, and she’s always saying negative things about my dad, whether they’re true or not. In this instance, though, it turned out to be true. I’m sorry. But, you know, parents are human. Sometimes they disappoint us. Family rifts are difficult. It’s one more reason to be careful. Careful? About keeping you safe. Even if that means keeping you away from that side of your family. I dropped off the cupcakes you wanted for amy’s birthday. Oh, thank you. Everyone is going to love them. What do I owe you? We can settle at home. My free period’s almost over. I need to head back to school. Tell amy “happy birthday.” Um [Chuckles] Are you forgetting something? Am I? Uh, can you give your mom a hug? Mm. Wait. What is this? Why is there paint on your backpack? That’s why I wanted you from the very beginning. You’ve got experience in management. You’ve got incredible talent for leadership. You’ve got practical knowledge in the fitness industry. You’d be able to tailor everything to meet our customers. I really hope that you consider being on board. This is? Well, that’s the official offer. Your proposed salary, stock options, benefits, a whole slew of perks, and, of course, your stake in the company. Just take a look and let me know what you think. I’ll do that. Drew, you know this is gonna be a huge change to my life. I get that. It’s a huge change for aurora, too. That’s why I want you at the helm. There is nobody that I trust more than you to take charge. Nina: I completely agree with that. Take charge of what?

Oh, right, that happened in art class. I wasn’t looking where I put my backpack. Maybe it’ll wash out. Well, maybe, but that’s a lot of paint, aiden. Or I can just switch to one of cam’s old backpacks. He left, like, six of them. And last week, you came home with paint in your hair. Mom, it’s art class. There’s a lot of paint. I [Sighs] I got to go.

[ Breathes deeply ] Rumor has it that aiden made cupcakes for amy’s birthday. Yeah. Please don’t tell me they’re just for nurses, only because I want one. I know what an excellent baker your son is. Yes, he is. Alison told me about kristina’s pregnancy. It is a brave new world out there, isn’t it? Yes, it is. It continues to be. My daughter molly was having fertility problems. Oh. Really struggling to have a family, and kristina wanted to help her out. They love each other, and I’m very proud of them. Yeah, of course, you’d be. But you know that their choices present some complications for kristina and alison. Oh. How so? Well, pregnancy in and of itself is a complication. It’s a disruption in a woman’s life, in a couple’s life. And that’s under the happiest of circumstances. I was under the impression that blaze was nothing but supportive. Oh, yeah, she is, of course. That’s my allie. But there’s also public perception to consider. Natalia… I am very happy to meet you, and I’m so glad that you came by, but I can see that this might be more than a meet and greet. So if there is something on your mind, please feel free to share that. Good. I’m really glad that you are open to an honest discussion because I’m concerned for my daughter. She thinks she’s entitled to a private life, but as blaze, that can’t happen. Yeah, the cost of fame. Your point being? Two women seen out together, one of them pregnant. People are bound to ask whose baby it is, and most people are just gonna assume that it’s theirs. I’m not sure why that would be anyone else’s business.

[ Sighs ] Alexis, you run a newspaper. You have a gossip column. If the girls are out and somebody shoots a picture of them together and posts it, I mean, you know more than anybody that one photo can change somebody’s life for better or for worse. If you’re referring to my father, I have no intention of staying away from him. I love him very much, and he always has my support. Okay, I understand that, but I also know that my uncle curtis was just shot from simply being in the same vicinity as sonny. So all I’m suggesting is that you keep some distance during the pregnancy. I’ve made it crystal clear that this baby’s well-being is my top priority, tj. You have. And we appreciate that. I’ve been eating healthy. I’ve been taking my vitamins. I’m staying hydrated. I’m going to all of my doctor’s appointments. I’ve even paused working at the corinthos-davis center for this pregnancy. I am taking extremely good care of myself. And seeing my friends and my family, that’s included in that. I don’t think separating myself from them is necessary or healthy. If you’ll excuse me, I have a full day ahead of me. No, kristina, please don’t go. No, really, I should — I should get going because I would hate to have to rush or get home past my bedtime. You’ve barely touched your breakfast. I know how to feed myself. I do manage a restaurant. I love you. Really, tj? What was that all about? Curtis and I were discussing an upcoming project, nina. Does that mean that you’d be joining the aurora family? I’m working on it. Yeah, we just started discussing all the details. You see, that’s great. As you know, you just don’t jump on the first offer. Drew is a very smooth negotiator. If you shake on anything, make sure you count your fingers afterwards. I haven’t heard you complaining.

[ Sighs, chuckles ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

[ Sighs ] Well, you drive a hard bargain, drew. I’m just giving my good friend some sound advice. Curtis, before you get in bed with drew… …make sure you know what you’re getting into. And so what are you doing here? Oh, well, I came to talk to maxie. Really? Maxie, huh?

[ Whispering ] You know, you don’t need an excuse if you really just want to see me.

[ Normal voice ] I’ll tell you what. Why don’t we go to my office, and we can watch a replay of my segment on “home & heart”? Um, I-I don’t think that’s a good idea. No, it’s a great idea. I know. No. I know I did really well. I did. It’s just that I thought maybe I could take notes on my performance, hone my craft a little bit, you know? There’s always room for improvement. I’ve been reading up on marilyn monroe. She studied with lee strasberg. That method acting technique says you should infuse your own experiences, really, to make the audience feel what you’re — okay, lucy? The pitchwoman for deception is not supposed to be acting. They’re supposed to be selling. And they do that by projecting sincerity and approachability. The audience needs to feel like this person is a friend whose recommendations they trust so when the pitchwoman says, “deception’s disruptor nourishing cream really refreshens your complexion,” the audience believes them. And they buy the product. Right. But the first thing the pitchwoman has to do is actually mention the product! I agree. Of course. That’s why I still think that my name should be in the title for our new skin care line. Like lucy’s luminous skin serum. Or lucy’s luminous luscious lotion. Which do you like? I actually can’T. Please stop this madness and just tell her. What? Tell me what? Uh, lucy… um, your appearance on the “home & heart” show… …it was a disaster.

[ Gasps ]

Disaster?! I was an unqualified success. It was a dumpster fire. Maxie, go easy on her. Someone has to tell her the truth.

[ Sighs ] The tru– the truth?! The truth is, is I completely crushed it. And — and wait, I have all the comments right here to prove it. Lucy, you talked about yourself on live tv for a solid hour. You recapped your greatest successes, real and imaginary. You barely mentioned our product or deception. You were clearly there to sell yourself. I am deception. I created deception, and deception’s my baby. And our audience knows that. Okay, yes, you have a following, but that does not automatically translate to sales. You were there to introduce our new face cream, not inflate your own ego.

[ Gasps ] That’s just rude. No, rude was how you were constantly trying to one-up haven. That’s because of haven! She is jealous of me, and she can’t stand the competition. Haven calls the shots. She wants sales, not self-promotion. Exactly. And the bottom line is, haven is a businesswoman, and she will forget all the envy and anything about me because the sales are skyrocketing, and it’s because of me. What are you doing? Tell her. Lucy, about those skyrocketing sales, okay? They are skyrocketing because of me because the numbers do not lie. You’re right — the sales are great. But they’re not because of you. Drew, you have given me a lot to think about. So, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll get right to it. I’ll look forward to hearing from you. Yeah. I’ll be in touch. Okay. Meanwhile… you two play nice. Nice to see you. Curtis is my friend. Mine, too. Yeah. So you say. He’s just getting back on his feet. I do not want you to take advantage of him. I’m not taking advantage of him. I’m offering him an opportunity that benefits both of us. It’s a wonder how you can keep all these plates spinning in the air without dropping one of them. I guess it’s just a talent of mine. Now, nina, what did you want to see me about? My daughter. I didn’t get a chance to ask why michael and willow were in your office yesterday before that…lapse of sanity overtook us again. “Lapse of sanity”? Is that what we’re calling it? Drew, I really want to know — why was willow here? Elizabeth. Is everything okay? I’m not sure. Aiden had pink paint on his backpack. He said he’d just set it down in the wrong place, but it looked like somebody deliberately did it to him. And last week, he came home with paint in his hair. It wasn’t a lot, but it definitely looked like somebody had flicked a paintbrush at him on purpose.

[ Groans ] And you’re worried about bullying. Well, yeah. I mean, it’s happened before when he was younger. So the thought’s definitely crossed my mind. But whatever is happening, he seems to want to just handle it himself. Yeah, but sometimes our kids think that they can handle it themselves, but they can’t really. I know, but I don’t want to hover. I know. Yeah. I get that. I hate that term — “helicopter mom.” Mm. It makes you feel like you’re second-guessing yourself when you’re concerned or involved in your children’s lives. There’s being concerned, and then there’s wanting to control your son’s life, and I just — I don’t know where this falls on the spectrum. Maybe you could chat with his counselor. Talk to his teachers, see what they know, what they don’t know. They see so much more than we do sometimes. At the end of the day, we just want what’s best for our kids, right? Moll. Moll. Come on. Talk to me. Trust me, you do not want to hear what I am thinking right now. Okay. Look, I get that you’re angry. No, I’m frustrated and disappointed, and I cannot for the life of me understand what you thought you were doing coming for kristina like that. I was thinking of our baby’s well-being. And kristina’s, too. Look, I commend her for living a healthy lifestyle and following the guidelines, but is it not common sense to want to stay out of the line of fire? Believe me, I have no illusions about sonny, but he is highly unlikely to put his pregnant daughter at risk. Tell that to my uncle curtis. Things happen. Okay. But let’s have a sense of proportion. We cannot ask my sister to stay away from her father. Yeah, well, I just did. Oh, and you saw how well that went. I expected pushback, molly, and I’m not sorry that I tried, and that’s not gonna stop me from speaking my mind to the woman carrying our child, even if she’s the daughter of a dangerous man. As a now-responsible journalist, I don’t really approve of policing social media sites. I mean, I think people have the right to think or say whatever they want, regardless of how despicable or ridiculous it is, as long as it’s within the law. That’s commendable — as a journalist. What about as a mother? Well, I would hate to see kristina or blaze dragged through the mud. I mean, that would be painful to see. On the other hand, i didn’t raise a shrinking violet, and I’m pretty certain you didn’t either. So I’m confident that they’d be able to weather whatever came at them. Well, that’s very supportive and sane… albeit a little idealistic, because I’m just more of a pragmatist, and I can’t help but recognize that the fallout for alison would be a lot different than for kristina. Hmm. How so? Isn’t it obvious? Alison is a star with a huge fan base and following, and kristina is — is a bartender.

If you have an issue with blaze’s public persona, then that is something you should probably take up with your daughter. I don’t really see how I can help you. Please, please, don’t misunderstand. I’m not disparaging kristina in any way. Natalia… I want to thank you so much for coming by, but I run a newspaper here and I’m getting a lot of calls coming in while we’re having this conversation. You never know what it’s gonna be breaking news. Of course. Again, thank you so much. I appreciate you stopping by. Well, I’m really glad we got a chance to finally meet and… yes. It’s always good to put a face to the person. Yeah. Well, have a nice day. Yeah. Diane, how dare you not be there when I need to vent? I just met blaze’s mother. And it wasn’t pretty. Kristina is doing something incredibly generous for us. She’s giving up nine months of her life to give us a child. The least we can do is not police her every move. I don’t like how you’re making me out to be some kind of control freak. Oh, what else would you call the constant questioning about what she eats, how much she’s sleeping, whether she can see her father until after her delivery date? Fine. If wanting the best for our baby makes me a control freak, then I will wear that as a badge of pride, molly. Great. Be proud of yourself. Just lay off kristina. Be proud of myself? I don’t think that it is unreasonable to want her to stay physically safe. It is if you drive her away. Then that’s on her. That’s not on me. Look, look, I understand that kristina’s hormonal, but taking off in a huff just because we’re asking questions, molly… I’m a doctor. Yes, but you’re not her doctor. You’re not even the baby’s doctor. If there were concerns, dr. Navarro would have raised them, but she hasn’T. Dr. Navarro is only evaluating kristina based on what she sees in front of her. She’s not factoring in her connection to sonny. And that’s a good thing because kristina has somewhere that she can feel safe and not judged. I’m not judging her. Aren’t you?

[ Sighs ] We’re supposed to be in this together. All three of us. We should have some say in how she is living her life. It’s our baby. I know this. But it is kristina’s life. We cannot monitor her every move. Right. Because she’s your sister. If we’d gone with a surrogate, in a few months from now, we’d have our baby with no strings attached, but now we — mm! No, go on. Say it. Now we’ll never get rid of her?

I love you hey. Not that I’m complaining — mwah — but why did I have to drop everything to come meet you here? I mean, all your text said was, “it’s nothing bad.”

[ Chuckles ] Well, you know, aside from wanting to see my beautiful wife, honey, I have a major decision, and I need you to weigh in. Okay, what kind of decision? Well, the savoy has been doing really well and I’m thinking about diversifying. Oh, like franchise or making it a brand? Yeah… the savoy is unique and I want to keep it that way. But it does involve branding. Drew and I have been talking about him wanting to move aurora into fitness and wellness. And so he’s starting a new division, and he wants me to head that division.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry. I guess I just wasn’t expecting anything like that. Wow. We had… yeah, preliminary meeting a few weeks ago. And he just now confirmed that they’re moving on, and they want me in charge. Babe… this is the kind of opportunity that only happens once. What do you think? Should I go for it? Okay. You want willow to go public with her medical history. I don’t know if that’s a great idea. She’d be talking about her leukemia and her lifesaving transplant. That could help a lot of people. And aurora is involved with this why? Wait, you think I’m making money off of this? You’re wrong. No, I’m working with a nonprofit who finds donor matches for stem cells and bone marrow. Willow’s story is so inspirational. She’d make such a great spokesperson. She could jump-start the whole project. And you presented all of this to willow like that? Absolutely. And I made it very clear that ultimately the decision’s up to her. Okay, I can’t ask for more than that. Thank you. By the way, I have rescheduled my interview with congressman mcconkey for this afternoon if you’re still interested in tagging along. I am. And not as your chauffeur. I’d like to meet him, and I’d like to have the chance to talk to him. That’s what I’m offering. And why so accommodating all of a sudden? What’s in it for you, nina?

I appreciate you, I mean, for including me. Um, but I’m not sure. You know, the savoy was your dream. But you seem really excited about this new endeavor. So I don’t really know if i should influence you either way. Honey, I’d still love your opinion. Okay. Well, you’re just now finally recovering, right? You’re literally getting back on your feet. And between the club and aurora, I just think you’re taking on way too much way too soon. Honey, the club doesn’t need my full-time attention anymore. My club, the savoy, it survived for months after I was shot and in recovery. I’m lucky to have great staff. N’neka is an absolute rock star. And I’ve been getting great help from my dad, chatting it up with the crowd and the musicians. Yeah… you know how much he loves that. Yeah. That’s what I’m saying. That’s kind of my point. The savoy, that was your dream, and you feel comfortable leaving it in other people’s hands? Well, honey, it’s not like I’m never gonna step foot in that place again. But you’ll have to split your time between the club and aurora. Okay. I will build time in my schedule to make sure that the savoy remains on track. You think selina wu is gonna respect your schedule? Because I think that she still wants to take the savoy. And what if she uses your absence to make her move? My social media blew up after I was on “h&H.” Blew up. Okay. Well, cyber buddies, and heart emojis don’t translate into cold, hard cash. And speaking of cold, hard cash, when you were on camera, we were way under our minimum of 300 units per minute. But as soon as sasha stepped in, we were hitting 650 per minute and on our way to selling out. Mm. Well, that’s because I laid the foundation, and my audience just waited until I was off the screen to start buying. That doesn’t make any sense. Why would your fans wait until you were finished to buy the product? Obviously, because they were enthralled, spellbound by my narrative. I mean, it’s a pretty incredible story, my long, hard road to my success. They listened. Okay. All right. Let’s say there are 1,000 diehard lucy fans who were hanging on your every word. There were 10,000 audience members who were waiting to change the channel until sasha stepped in and saved your bacon. Oh! So you’re giving sasha credit for all my sales?! They were my sales. Tell her. Tell her. Tell her. They were my sales. It was me. Tell her! Uh, humma, humma, humma, lucy. Don’t do that! Don’t “humma, humma, lucy” nothing! Listen to me. You were there. You felt the positive energy in the room. I had all those people eating out of the palm of my hand. They couldn’t wait — couldn’t wait to buy. Well, actually, lucy, they did wait. They waited until sasha showed up. Moll… I would never want to get rid of kristina. That is impossible. That’s your sister. My only problem is all the baggage that comes with her. Look, believe it or not, I understand your concerns. Sonny being kristina’s father and the fact that I might end up prosecuting him — do you know how much I am dreading that possibility? Probably as much as I dread the idea of our child’s biological grandfather being a mob boss.

[ Sighs ] But it’s not all about sonny. I have my concerns with kristina, too. Look, you know I had my hesitations at first. But kristina and i came to an understanding, and I thought that you did, too. That’s why we accepted her offer to be our surrogate, and she genuinely wants to help. She has said from the very beginning that she will be aunt kristina to our child, the same way that she is to danny and scout. But she didn’t carry and give birth to danny and scout. There’s a big difference. How long before she’s second-guessing us, judging our parenting styles, inserting herself into our lives, molly? Kristina has her own life. She has two jobs and a new girlfriend. Mm-hmm. You don’t think that can change with her being pregnant? Okay, of course she will reach a point when she’s go to slow down and… I am talking about her, molly. Everyone, everyone keeps telling me what a beautiful gift it is that kristina is giving us, but that gift comes with a cost. Kristina is more than a surrogate. She is biologically and emotionally invested. Just tell me… you can see how potentially difficult this is. I understand. But I am still choosing to be hopeful. I have seen kristina really come into her own these last few years. She’s changed, tj. For the better. I guess we’ll see. We have no choice at this point.

[ Door opens, footsteps approaching ] Mom. Hi. What brings you here? Um, to see my mom. Oh. Oh, oh, oh, oh. What’s going on here? Are you okay? Huh? I just — I don’t know. I came from molly and tj’s place, and apparently, I’m doing this entire pregnancy wrong. I mean, the wrong diet, the wrong sleep schedule, the wrong — the wrong everything. Oh, honey, it can’t be that bad. No, it is that bad. It’s worse, actually. They think that dad is a physical danger, and they want me to keep my distance from him. I’m sorry, but I’m not gonna do that. I’m not gonna abandon my dad, especially not now. Especially when he needs me. He is pushing everyone away from him. Everyone except for ava… okay. …Who is camped out in his living room. Got it. And [Groans] Breathe. Inhale.

[ Breathes deeply ] Good. All right. Have a seat.

[ Groans ] You’re going through a lot, all right, internally, externally. The hormones are working, they’re working for the baby, and they’re working for your hair, I might add, right? And you’re emotional. Tj and molly are also emotional. Okay? I’m sure you meant well. Would you like me to talk to them? Yes, I would. I mean, I — oh! Oh! Oh. Oh! Guess who just woke up. The baby. Ohh! This baby can really stretch out, and then pow! That’s what they do. Oh, as I’ve heard. Mm. My baby has a real kick.

[ Breathes sharply ] Oooh!

Whoa! Whoa. See? You weren’t kidding. Wow. It’s funny. It was so nice when it was the little butterfly flutters. Now it’s a totally different ball game. More like a soccer game. Mm-hmm. You know, you were just like that. You kicked so hard. I thought you were gonna leave bruises. Really? Maybe the baby takes after me. It’s a little late for buyer’s remorse. We made the decision to trust my sister, and I, for one, intend to do that. I’ve got to go. I’ve got a deposition. Molly, come here. I don’t want to fight. Okay, it’s just you and me, right? I want this to be the best thing that has ever happened to us. Me too. You and me, and baby makes three, right? If you want one of the cupcakes, you’d better get to the break room because they’re going fast. And amy said to be sure and thank your son. What a sweetheart. Aww. Thanks. I will. Mm-hmm.

[ Sighs ] Hi. Um, may I have the counselor’s office, please? This is aiden webber’s mom. I need to make an appointment. Lucy, I’m sorry, but the numbers don’t lie. Lucy, I know you give deception your all. Maybe at times too much of your all. But I’m not trying to minimize your commitment to deception or your accomplishments. I’m just trying to remind you that deception is not only yours. It’s not only mine, or brook lynn’s, or sasha’s, or tracy’s, for that matter. We’re all rooting for it to succeed, but in order to gain success, we have to sell, and you are the wrong salesperson. Okay. Okay. Okay. Um, but what you’re forgetting is, we don’t have sasha, and blaze’s uber-controlling mommy won’t let blaze pitch. Right. So I’m all we’ve got. There is nobody else. Well, there is one other person. There’ll be no more threats from selina wu. I got it handled. Well, I guess… the only real decision now is where you’re gonna split your time and your focus. Because this is gonna be a major project. No question. And require travel. Honey, I’m in charge. I can set my own schedule.

[ Sighs ] Are there any more objections? There’s just one that I can think of. Baby, I’m gonna miss you. I really enjoyed you being home, you know? Having you all to myself. And I don’t want to be away too often or too far from you, either. But, baby, I believe in this project. I know — I know I can make it happen. And in the process build something lasting that I — that I can be proud of. How could I say no to that? It looks like you’ve made your decision. Let’s just say there’s a little something in it for everybody. You get access to congressman mcconkey, and I get access to my daughter. I see. Quid pro quo. You give something to get something. Makes more sense than us trying to sabotage each other. So you want to cooperate. But cooperation takes trust. Well, I trust you to see your advantage in all of this. I can definitely see that.

[ Cellphone rings ] Curtis. Drew. I hope I’m not interrupting. Absolutely not. I’ve always got time for you. Thanks, man. Look, I, um — I reviewed your offer. And? Are we doing this? I’m in.

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Blaze’s mom Natalia goes to talk to Maxie about Brook Lynn who she thinks is flighty and irresponsible who shouldn’t be managing Blades music career. Maxie tells Natalia that Brook Lynn is very responsible and good at her job because she loves the music business.

Drew and Nina have hate sex again but, this time, in Drew’s office. Nina makes Drew promise that they won’t have sex again.

Willow accepts Drew’s job offer to work for the non-profit that promotes bone marrow donation. Willow tells Nina that if Drew can forgive her for sending him to jail then maybe it’s time she let go of her grudge against her. Nina realizes that Drew could be the key to her having a relationship with Willow so she must find a way to stay in his good graces.

Sasha gets the job as the Quartermaine’s cook after the family enjoys the chicken tetrazzini she made for them. Sasha is so happy she kisses Cody.

Dex tells Jason he saw Hume talking to Valentin on the day someone tried to kill Sonny at the Metro Court pool. Jason later tells Anna that Hume has a very high position at Pikeman and Dex saw Hume talking to Valentin the day someone tried to kill Sonny at the Metro Court pool. Anna decides to get close to Valentin again to find out if he works for Pikeman.

Dex is officially accepted into the Police Academy.

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[ Drew and nina moaning ] Why — I can’t believe we did this again! What the hell is wrong with us?! Ahh. You may regret it now, but, uh… you were enjoying yourself.

[ Laughs ] And… I’m finding a few less things to hate about you than I was an hour ago. Well, the sex was… mutually consensual. But you know what? I certainly regret that you are such a horrible, vengeful person. Well, if it helps, think about sending me to prison as foreplay. Hilarious. Look. I am done working for the day, really would like to get out of here, so do you mind letting me know how long you plan to lecture me about how awful a person I am before you kind of straighten up your clothes and, uh, get out of here?

[ Knock on door ]

[ Knock on door ] Ms. Ramirez. Ah. Please. No, no. Call me natalia. I’m glad to find you here by yourself. And why is that? Well, I have some questions about deception, and you seem like you are the only serious person who’s involved in running the company. That’s just not true. Isn’t it, though? Ms. Coe seems pretty neurotic, and there’s that crazy attorney who redrafted allie’s contract. I don’t — okay. Look. Lucy is lucy, and where scott might be eccentric, he’s also very competent. You have yet to meet our majority shareholder, tracy quartermaine, who’s a force of nature. I might call her

too serious. Then, of course, there’s brook lynn. Yeah. Another quartermaine. Okay. Olivia: Ahh! It’s the moment of truth. Look at this. How does it look? Well, remember what I said. I am not gonna be a pushover. I’m gonna tell you what I really think. Okay? Could’ve jazzed up the presentation a little bit, but it smells very good. Doesn’t look like anything we’ve had before. Well, maybe sasha is trying to broaden our horizons, huh? What about that?

[ Door opens ] Hey, you. Hey, hey. Wiley!

[ Laughs ] I just got back from work. Hi, wiley! And melanie said that you wanted wiley and me to give you our opinions on something. -Hmm! -What’s that?! It’s a tetrazzini. Is it an animal or is it a vegetable? It’s just another way of cooking chicken, sweetheart, and you like chicken, right? Yeah. Well, then… you’re gonna love what sasha made. Well, I made two casseroles, so there’s plenty for everyone. Enjoy.

[ Exhales sharply ]

[ Rock music playing ] Thank you. Dex heller. Jason morgan. I know who you are. What do you want? It’s about sonny.

Tell sonny that I don’t want any trouble, but I did apply to the police academy, and if I get in, i am gonna be a cop. Sonny didn’t send me. I’m here because of josslyn. She’s afraid sonny might have you killed. And I promised her I would not let that happen. No offense, but how are you gonna stop it? I’ll figure it out. Thanks, but no thanks. If I can protect myself. I can respect that. But I’m not doing it for you. I’m doing it for josslyn. And for sonny. I think you’ve got your motives crossed. Sonny’s the one who wants me dead. Sonny knows better than to target a cop. I mean, he should. He did. He should’ve known better than to go after cyrus renault, but he still sent me to kill him.

[ Indistinct conversations ] Could I — can I have a menu? Thank you. Of all the gin joints in all the world. Hello, valentin. Hello, anna. Can I buy you a glass of wine? Sure. That’d be lovely. Thank you. What’s up? Pouilly-fuissĂ©. Yeah? Mmm. Pretty nice. Yeah. Um, can I get one of those, please? Thank you. So, how you been? Busy. Good. It agrees with you. Oh. You think? Thank you. Yeah, you’re engaged. You’re, uh, energized. As opposed to what? Have I been slouching around like a sloth all these years and didn’t know it? No, no. You’re always beautiful. You’re also driven to be first-class in everything that you do. In fact, if you were to ever hang up your dancing shoes, give over your badge, and try your luck as a tree surgeon, I’m sure you’d be brilliant at it. Well, that’s where you’re wrong. You know. I have a black thumb. I can’t tell you how many plants robin bought me that ended up in the dustbin. Well, as luck would have it, we don’t have to find out, ’cause it turns out that being police commissioner of port charles suits you. I happen to think it suits me, too. That’s probably the cleaning staff. They must have moved to another office. I’ll make sure that they don’t come back. Hey, it’s drew cain. Can you tell housekeeping I’m working late and I don’t need my office cleaned tonight? Thank you. Great. Crisis averted. Oh, my god. I am so late! I am so late! Um… yes! Madison! I got held up. Please tell congressman mcconkey that I am sorry and I’ll be right there. Oh, it’s, uh — no, it’s totally fine that he had to reschedule. It’s fine. Oh, but please tell the congressman that I know how busy he is and I’m more than happy to come to him when we reschedule. Thank you so much, madison. Okay, I almost missed a very important meeting because of…this. So let’s just not have this be a habit. I wouldn’t call twice a habit. No, it’s more like a mistake followed by a bigger mistake. I want to focus on what I just overheard. Representative mcconkey? Seems like an odd fit for crimson. What was that about? Larry mcconkey is a family friend. He was in the same class as my father, and he reached out to me because he has A… exclusive announcement that he wants to reveal in a interview. And if it isn’t suitable for crimson, I can always run it in the invader. Well, I want to go with you when you meet with him. Mcconkey’s a major player in the house, and if he reached out to aurora — no, he reached out to me. Well, I want to take advantage of this opportunity and I’d like to make his acquaintance. And who exactly would I say you are? My chauffeur? Just tell him I’m the guy you sent to prison and whose clothes you like to rip off every once in a while. Taste this. Oh. What is it? Just — just tell me what you think. Okay.

[ Mutters ] It’s great. You sure? Y-you’re not just saying that? No, t-this is great. Sasha, what’s going on here? Oh, I’m auditioning to be the quartermaines’ cook, and I made a tetrazzini, which I am now really regretting. I mean, why did i pick something that olivia can probably make in her sleep? Wait. Hold on. You might work here, too? Sasha, this is great. Why am I just hearing about this now? Well, it just came about this afternoon. The quartermaines need a cook, and olivia really likes that shepherd pie that I made, so… mm-hmm. …She wants to hire me, but she wanted me to audition first by cooking something tonight. I-I would’ve really liked some time to practice the dish, but the job comes with room and board, so I couldn’t say no. Wait. So you might live here, too? Yeah. I really hope that it works out because I’m supposed to be out of my apartment by the end of the month, and the rental market is really insane right now. Besides… I would really like the job. But I-I don’t want to infringe o-on your thing. Wait. Wha– what? Would you feel crowded if I were living here, too?

I know we only just met, but I can’t imagine my life without you.

[Dog whimper] () Alright. Everybody stop stalling and eat it. Okay, boys, I will take this one for the team and be the guinea pig. That’s actually pretty good. Yeah? Yeah. Try it yourself. Okay. Is it spaghetti or is it a casserole? Oh, it’s both, actually. What’s a casserole? Casserole. Spelled c-a-s-s-e-r-o-l-E. But what is it? I dunno. Okay. Enough! Enough. We’re gonna use the one-bite rule. Everyone is gonna take one bite. If you don’t like it, you can eat a banana and cheese and crackers, but we are all gonna try it, okay? I will join you. Mm. You weren’t kidding. This is good. Yeah. Right? Who knew sasha was so talented? Oh. What do you think, you guys? You like it? I like it! If I eat it all, can I still have a banana?

[ Laughter ] Yeah, yeah. Sure thing, bud. What about you? My little picky eater. You like it? Yeah! This is so much better than your spaghetti.

[ Coughs ] Can I have it tomorrow night, too? Maxie: This is the disruptor nourishing moisturizer. It’s part of our new deceptive skincare line. Oh, I really like the scent. And the texture is nice, too. But does it work? Because I’m not gonna have allie hawking some bogus cream. If she’s gonna be identified with a product, it’s got to really give good results. Of course, it works. All of our products are rigorously tested. Everything we make does what we say it will. The most important thing deception has is our customers’ trust — their belief in our brand and in us. Well, you’re clearly a very effective marketer. But, look, what I really want to talk about is, what does alison’s music manager exactly do here at deception? Um, okay. Brook lynn has had several important roles at deception over the last few years. That just makes me wonder why none of the positions held her interest for very long. No, no, no. That’s not how I would describe it. Well, I understand that brook lynn had her own brief singing career for a while. When she got tired of that, she moved on to music management because her mom did it. With all due respect, that is not very fair to brook lynn. She didn’t have any choice but to give up singing. It’s not what she wanted. And while, yes, she was introduced to the music industry by her mother and her dad, actually, she genuinely loves it, and she believes in and is very serious about the artists she represents. So, then, when did she become really serious about face creams? Because it just seems to me that alison is putting her career in — in the hands of this wealthy dilettante who really doesn’t know what she wants to do with her life, so she tries a little bit of this and a little bit of that and basically changes careers like some people change hairstyles. I know you went to work for sonny because michael hired you. He wanted you to get evidence against sonny, and you did. You still have it? No. If I did, I’d have given it to commissioner devane. What was it? Ask michael. Dex… I told josslyn I’m not gonna let sonny kill you. That means I’m not gonna kill you, either. I learned a lot from sonny. He’s smart. He’s cautious. He understood that there’s certain risks not worth taking. He doesn’t think that way anymore. No, he doesn’T. So I need to know how sonny got in over his head, starting with his deal with pikeman. I like sitting here with you. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. Well, we’ve known each other a long time. I thought about you a lot while I was out of the country. You were out of the country? What, you were doing business abroad? No. I was taking charlotte back to boarding school in switzerland. She went back? Willingly? It was her idea. I mean, despite the fact that it was victor who took her there in the first place, she likes it. She has friends there and equestrian events. And she wanted to get out of port charles ’cause it hasn’t been very good for her. I don’t need to tell you that. No. I’m aware of the things that happened to her lately and my part in that. I’ll always regret that night. But I am very grateful that she felt well enough to go back to switzerland and — I mean, if that’s what she wants. Me too. I miss her. Of course you do. I miss you, too. I miss having you in my life. And I know that wasn’t possible while charlotte was in town, but she’s — she’s away at boarding school now. Is it crazy to think that maybe we can see each other again?

I’m not making any promises, but I will think about introducing you to congressman mcconkey — on one condition. And that would be? That we both agree that… this can never happen again. That’s fine with me. Already forgot about it.

[ Knock on door ] I’ve already forgotten about it, too. I thought I told them to — willow: Drew? Are you in there? It’s willow!

[ Objects shuffling ]

[ Door opens ] Willow! Hey! I-I thought I heard somebody knocking. Come on in. Willow! [ Chuckles ] So sorry. We didn’t — we didn’t hear you. Nina, did you, uh — did you lock the door? Eh– I-if I did, I didn’t mean to.

[ Clears throat ] The, uh — the rep was a suit named hume. Sonny must have met with him three or four times. Was there anybody else? Valentin cassadine. He’s the one who set up the initial meeting, and then when sonny wanted to back out, valentin came back. So why did sonny change his mind about working with pikeman? He thought it was too risky. The first shipment that they had us move was this, uh — this plastic explosive. It’s a classified weapon. It’s supposed to be for special forces. It’s not supposed to be for sale. It’s a major nsa violation. But if sonny had been busted, it would have been 20 years minimum. And you got a recording of it? I gave it to michael like we agreed. He decided not to use it. Did you keep a copy for yourself for insurance? No, I thought it would be safer to not have anything to tie me to the video. Alright. So what — so what about cassadine? Did he do anything else besides set up the meeting? Yeah. Yeah, he met with hume the same day that someone tried to take sonny out at the metro court. How do you know that? I was out for a run. I saw hume get out of a car at the cosmopolitan hotel with cassadine. Are you sure… that this was the same day somebody shot at sonny? Positive. There’s a date stamp on the picture. You got that picture? You caught me off guard there. Really? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, really. I thought that… …that we agreed that there was just too much hurt and damage, you know, and that that door was just permanently closed. Anna, I’m rattling around in that huge house all by myself. A house that I bought for you and me to share. And I miss you. Will you let me take you out to dinner? Maybe we can move beyond the past? I’m gonna have to think about that before I can give you an answer if that’S… well, you’re willing to think about it. That’s a good start. Not making any promises, though. Mm-hmm. I mean, my feelings for you didn’t just… disappear overnight. You know, it’s really difficult for us to go separate ways after everything we had. But I’m just not sure if I’M… ready to go down that path again, you know, ’cause maybe t-there’s just more heartbreak. I think there’s only one way to find out.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Saved by the bell! Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] Who do I have to thank for that? Go. Duty calls, yeah. Keep poor charles safe. I’ll call you. Sure.

Pursue it. Okay. Look. I’m happy todiscuss deception with you, but if you’re here to enlist my help to undermine brook lynn’s role as blaze’s music manager, you’re barking up the wrong tree. Brook lynn is my best friend. She’s also a consummate professional. She understands all aspects of the music industry, creative, logistical, financial. Sure, brook lynn’s mom may have shown her the ropes when it comes to the music industry, but brook lynn’s been doing it on her own ever since. Oh, come on.

[ Chuckles ] To say that brook lynn quartermaine has been doing it on our own, that’s actually laughable because I believe that the term for it is “nepo baby” — when somebody’s parents and grandparents — I mean, in this case, brook lynn’s entire family — paved the way for her. And the phrase “did it on her own” should be saved for people like alison who actually didn’t know anybody in the music industry and still made it as a star. This is not a competition. They can both be good at what they do. Well, that remains to be seen. I’ m sorry. I tried knockinga little while ago, but you must not have heard me. Um, I-I tried to leave a message with the front desk, but they said you were still in here working, so I came back. I can see you’re busy, though, so, um, we could totally talk another time. Oh, no. Stay, stay. Willow. No, we just, um — we finished, um, going over the crimson photo budget, and drew was very generous and gave me everything I wanted. But now we are finished. So I will leave you two alone.

[ Chuckles ] Okay. Nina: Bye. Nina. Wait. Is there something? Do you need something? Oh, no. It’s just, um… I was kind of thrown when I saw you and drew in here together. Well, we work together.

Crimson wouldn’t run very well if we don’t talk. No. Right. Of course. I-I — I guess I meant “thrown” in a good way. If drew can still sit across from you and calmly discuss normal things like a photo budget after you sent him to prison, then… he must be a pretty forgiving person. Yes. He certainly is. And if the two of you can find a way to get along, then it makes me wonder if I haven’t been too harsh, holding on so tightly to my grievances, so… maybe it’s time I let my anger at you go, too. Thank you for saying that. I’m gonna go.

[ Chuckles ] Well, that was very unexpected.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. Definitely not what I was thinking was going to happen when I came to see you tonight. How did it feel to reach out to nina like that? Surprisingly okay. And I have you to thank — for being the bigger person and showing me the way. Sasha — should I just go back to the house? I was trying to give them some space, but maybe michael and olivia are just trying to think of the best way to turn me down nicely. Has anyone ever told you that you’re really cute when you’re nervous? Which you don’t have to be. Because, number one, what you made is delicious. Number two, no, I don’t feel crowded by you. In fact, I thought it was the other way around. And, number three, you’ll never be without a place to stay. If it comes down to it, you can live up in my room, and I’ll sleep down here with the beasts, where I belong. Please don’t misunderstand me. I-I hate being this mistrustful and — and suspicious. But I got a terrible wake-up call with alison’s first manager, linc. He exploited her, he abused her, and I had no idea what was even going on. What happened with linc was horrible. And you have every right to be worried about blaze. But brook lynn — she’s above-board, and she would never do anything to hurt your daughter. Are you — are you a mom? Yes, I have a son and two daughters. Okay. Good. Then you understand why I’m asking so many questions. I just — I want to protect my daughter, and I don’t want her represented by someone who just thinks that music is some, you know, fun break from tennis on tuesdays or something sweet and fun to do while she’s not planning her wedding. Okay, that’s not how brook lynn thinks at all. Let’s face it. Alison’s association with brook lynn is the only reason she’s the face of deception because my daughter’s bigger dreams have nothing to do with face cream. I’ve known brook lynn for a long time. And I’ve always thought that, for a quartermaine, she’s pretty well-adjusted, realistic, and hardworking. Blaze seems to think so, too, which makes me wonder. All these big dreams that you keep talking about? Are they your daughters or are they yours? So easy to, uh — to blame the mother, isn’t it? You’ll find that out when your kids get older. Just something to think about. Have a nice day. It was one thing when my mom got alzheimer’s, but then we started noticing things that seemed…off. She developed agitation that may happen with dementia due to alzheimer’s disease. Sometimes she’d fidget with her fingers, get suddenly overwhelmed, and even throw things. And that was just never her. So we asked her doctor what else we could do.

Wow. [ Chuckles ] Is that all it took? Self-identifying as a beast? Michael: What’s going on here? Oh, just, uh, horsin’ around. Ohh. Didn’t expect to see you two together. Guess it makes sense that you should meet. So this is who you were texting? I don’t know what’s going on here, but it’s definitely above my pay grade. Not that I have a pay grade yet. Oh. Actually… you do.

[ Envelope opening ] Welcome to the police academy… new recruit heller. Thank you, commissioner. I know you played a big role in this. No. Not as big as you might think. You earned your spot. Guess I’ll be taking you up on that offer after all. Just promise me you’ll be good to josslyn. That’s a promise I will gladly keep if I get the chance. Thank you again, commissioner. Congratulations. Did you get some new information from dex? Yeah. So, um… pikeman’s rep is a guy named hume, right? Correct. Dex witnessed valentin and hume meeting on the same day the sniper team tried to take sonny out at the metro court pool. No. No, that’s impossible. You are giving me too much credit, willow. You’re literally one of the most forgiving people I’ve ever met. I like to think so, but with nina, it is different. I mean, after everything she did, I had to distance myself, but maybe it is time I stopped being so angry at her — for both of our sakes. Well, you’ve got my support, whatever you choose. Thank you. So, what did you want to talk to me about? I have been thinking about the proposal from the nonprofit, and I just wanted to get more information. And michael suggested I circle back to you since you were the one who had the preliminary contact with the organization. Yeah, the new tomorrow institute. Absolutely. Have a seat. What do you want to know? Can you give me a little more information about what it is they’re looking for? Sure. Um… from our conversation, what I know is that they want to educate the general public because most people just really don’t understand how life-saving stem-cell and bone-marrow transplants from cord blood can be, especially when it comes to incredibly difficult to treat cancers a-and diseases. And the therapy is in its infancy, of course, but the — the success rate is climbing every day. Yeah. I get that. Before I got leukemia, a lot of that was foreign to me, too. Right. That’s what they want to do. T-they want to get that information. They want to make it easier to digest for the general public, and they’d like a face and a — and a voice to help spread awareness, somebody that’s young and vibrant and articulate and a survivor — like you. I mean, you’d be perfect. What exactly would I be doing on a daily basis? Well, you’d be the first person to have the job, so I think it’s yours to define, but I’m assuming you’d be doing some public speaking, probably making some videos, psas. I know they want you to advocate for fundraising. All of that seems within my capabilities. Definitely. Now, I also know that they want to keep as much money as possible for the foundation, right? So, I mean, the pay would be low, but you and michael are pretty wealthy, so I’m assuming maybe you wouldn’t want to take a salary anyway. Well, I’m not sure. I mean, the last thing I would ever want to do is take money away from someplace that needs it, but I have always paid my own way, and I’m really proud of that. However, having the flexibility to spend more time with wiley and amelia might be a bigger priority to me right now than a paycheck. If you decide to take on the role, I’m sure they’re gonna work it out. It’s pretty amazing, you know, that you’re such a good person that causes like this know they can reach out to you for help. Well, I probably should be humble and say I’m no angel, but I… I really like you thinking that I am. Maxie! Great! You’re still here. I’m trying really hard not to be. What’s up? I’m celebrating. Ugh. Celebrating what? Willow spoke to me — with actual words, said not in anger and not just in my presence, to my face of her own choice. That is real progress. Please tell me how it happened. Well, believe it or not, it’s because of drew. I did not see that coming. Yeah, neither did I. And she only talked to me tonight because she thinks that drew and i are friends now when we actually hate each other more than ever. Even the sex is hateful. The what, now? Yes, wiley, you can pet the horses, but please do not — and I repeat — do not even think about feeding them gum again. I know where the carrots are. I can feed them those instead. Okay. Cody: They would absolutely love that. Just make sure you only do one carrot at a time, okay? Alright.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, um, I don’t want to be pushy, but I am going a little out of my mind here. What did you think about my dinner? I think that you should probably open up a food-delivery service because that tetrazzini was delicious. You liked it?! I loved it. So did the boys. See? I told you you were worrying about nothing. Okay, okay, okay! I can hear everybody gushing about sasha’s cooking all the way up here. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, okay? Frankly, I thought there was a little too much oregano, not enough basil. That would have improved the dish immensely. I’m — I’m with you there, mama Q. Sasha brought me a plate, and it was delicious, except for the oregano. See that? That’s a man after my own heart. Okay. Other than that minor miscue, michael and I both thought that the dish was excellent. Even the boys liked it. They’re notoriously hard to please. So… what do you think? Can you put a dinner like that on the table every single night, plus breakfasts and lunches? Because, if you can, the job is yours.

You think? You want tobe the new quartermaine cook? Yes! I would love the job! Thank you! Thank you so much! Ohh! You earned it, honey. You did. I’d like to personally request tetrazzini at least once a week. You got it. Ah. Perfect.

[ Water splashes ] Did you guys hear that? Yeah. What’s he doing in there? Oh, I’ll handle it. Wiley? Do I hear splashing? Never a dull moment around here. But I promise you — you will get used to it. I can’t wait. I know I’m gonna love working for the quartermaines. And I promise you that everyone in the family, young and old, will have healthy, filling meals in between all the amazing dinners that you make. I’m sure we will. So, you want to go up to the house? I will show you your room and where everything is. Definitely. Great. We’re good here, right, cody? Absolutely. Okay. I don’t know… exactly what is going on between the two of you, but I think we better establish a couple of ground rules. Lay ’em on us, mama Q. Okay. What the two of you do on your own time is completely up to you. But let us be very clear from the get-go that there will be no late-night tippy-toeing into sasha’s bedroom while there are children in the house, which is basically all the time. You have nothing to worry about olivia. I promise. Okay. Good. I’m not the morality police. Far from it. But… the house is full of impressionable children and gossipy adults. You got it?

[ Chuckles ] Okay. I’ll see you up at the house. You two are very cute together. But let’s be very, very clear. I got my eyes on you.

[ Sasha and cody laugh ] I know. It’s crazy. I can’t even explain it to myself why it keeps happening. “Keeps” happening, nina? How many times have you two…? Ahh. Well, you know how it is, you know? One thing leads to another, and before you know it, it’s just happening. No, no, no, no, no, no. T-that’s something you say about online shopping, not sex with your sworn enemy — because you and drew do hate each other. It just happened. I don’t know what to tell you. It’s not like it’s hateful during. It’s — it’s great. It’s actually really great. Anyway, when it’s over, I despise him even more, along with myself, but that’s a conversation for another time. A therapist would have a field day with you. Okay. Can you just not think about the sex for a second? Alright. Willow thinks that drew is this kind of stubble-wearing superhero that can do no wrong, and the only reason that she is talking to me is because she thinks that drew and i are getting along. How do I keep drew on my side? Won’t the great sex help with that? No, I can’t — I can’t rely on that. I-I just — I need to throw him some other kind of bone to keep him happy with me. Wouldn’t it be funny, after everything that’s happened, if drew was the reason you got your family back? So, dex texted me the picture he took. Oh, that’s the cosmopolitan hotel, yeah? Yeah. You see the date stamp? That can easily be doctored. What would dex get from that? Nothing. Oh, son of a bitch. Valentin was lying the whole time. About what? About everything. When nikolas disappeared, laura and kevin, they had to go over to europe to try to search for him. And the only lead they had was chechnya, which is unstable, dangerous. So valentin volunteered to go with them. He was gone for two months. And that day… right? July 6. He called me. He called me and he said he was in geneva. But he wasn’T. He was here in port charles. With hume.

[ Sighs ] Okay, so pikeman briefed me and hamish about the metro court shooting. Basically to prep us for the job at the warehouse. It was a two-man sniper team, same as us. They got a room, they set up in the metro court, they took the shot, and then they evacuated to an extraction point where they met senior personnel who were running the op. Roman hume… and valentin? Look. They didn’t give us any names. But it sure looks like it. Well, clearly, valentin does more for pikeman than just set meetings. I was just with him. You know, when you texted me, I was — I was with him. I bumped into him at the metro court bar, and he said he’d been out of the country, that he went to switzerland to deliver his daughter back to boarding school… that it was her idea. But now I’m wondering… if it doesn’t just make it easier for him to do pikeman’s bidding. You know, switzerland’s a neutral country. It’s famously discreet. God. Half the world’s arms is sold there. He has a perfect reason to return at any point, whenever pikeman requires. So what do you want to do? Remember I told you that I was at the wsb with him? With valentin? Trainees. He was very good. But I was better.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Line ringing ] I knew it. You never could resist my animal magnetism. I’m not sure I’d put it that way. Just was… I was thinking about your dinner invitation.

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[ Exhaohh. Ooh! Hi, there. Okay. Uh… uh, we are gonna take a little breather.

[ Exhales sharply ] Ah! But if anybody asks why we stopped working out, I’m going to blame this squarely on you.

[ Inhales sharply ] Whew! Okay. Kristina. Are you okay? Actually, that depends on you. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. Whoa. That was some serious corporate speak.

[ Both laugh ] I’m sorry. You’re right. I guess I’m, like, kind of stuck in the zone. Try again. Hi, willow. Hi, drew. So nice of you to stop by! I was happy to! It gives me the chance to tell you in person that amelia loved her first swim lesson. Ah! You see?! You were right. I knew it! Aw, that makes me so happy. Okay. So amelia did well, but how did mom do? Well, I was nervous at first, but once I saw how comfortable she was, I was — I was fine. That’s awesome.

[ Sighs ] Hey! You beat me here? Amazing what running a few red lights can do. I-I’m kidding. I even drove the speed limit. No one drives the speed limit. Truth. So, uh, what’s with this mystery meeting? Yeah, I’ve never been asked to sit in on aurora business before. Should I be scared? No. No. But I hope you’ll be excited. Do you

happen to know if jason morgan’s here? Oh. I’m sorry, sir. I can’t disclose who’s made reservations at the restaurant. No. He wouldn’t be a patron. Uh, hi. Can I help you with something? Carly, hi. Hi again.

[ Laughs ] How’s your head? Uh, it’s still attached. I see. So do you need something?

[ Stammers ] I — since I’m staying here, I thought I would meet the new owner of the hotel. Well, you already know jason, and if you’re looking for the new owner, you found her. Anna: Hi. Jason: Hey. Thanks for meeting me. Yeah. Of course.

[ Sighs ] I want to debrief you. I think if we are going to figure out who’s running pikeman and shut them down… there’s a fair amount of things you need to know. Such as? Well, firstly, I think valentin is involved. In pikeman? Big-time. There must be some sort of mistake. The only visitor I ever have is my mother, and she was just here. Hello, nikolas. Right this way.

I just had a meeting with a nonprofit who wants us to run their pr. Okay. What kind of pr were they thinking of? Well, they want aurora to help raise awareness for their cause by featuring them in our publications and in our media, but the reason that you’re here is because they’re looking for a spokesperson. Oh. Uh, sure. I could help you research some candidates. I think the spokesperson should be you. Me? You sound surprised. Because I am. Drew, I have zero experience with nonprofits or — or being a spokesperson for anything. But this cause, in particular, you do have experience with. This probably should’ve been my first question, but what exactly does this nonprofit do? Okay. The new tomorrow institute helps people find bone-marrow donors. T-they also coordinate umbilical-cord blood donations. So, I think it’s safe to say that the transplant process isn’t very well understood by the general public, and this organization is really trying to change that. And when they said that they were — they were looking for somebody to personalize their message, I immediately thought of you, a leukemia survivor in large part due to a bone-marrow donation. Willow, you got the — the power to make a huge impact here. Well, I shouldn’t say “owner.” I’m a co-owner with olivia quartermaine. Just like old times. Uh, yep.

[ Laughs ] I’m happy for you. Really? That’s not exactly the vibe I’m getting from you. No. No, no, no. I am. I remember how you talked about the metro court, how much you loved running the place. I did. I do. But I also remember you saying you never thought you’d get it back.

[ Inhales sharply ] That’s also true. So, what happened? Jason bought it and then sold you his half? He gave it to me. Just handed it over? Expected nothing in return? Jason doesn’t operate like that. When he does or says something, he means it. Okay. That explains his side. But not mine. Well, you just don’t strike me as someone who would accept a gift like that. You know? You seem to value your independence too much. Am I off base? No. You’re spot on. So, valentin, jack brennan, and I, we all came up through the wsb together. Wait. Val– y-you’re saying that valentin was an agent? A desk agent. You didn’t know that? Hm. So, anyway, we all went through the wsb training course at the same time. Jack brennan, he finished top of the class, which is what I had intended to do, but I wound up second. I think it was maybe sexism at work, but who knows. Anyway, valentin did very well, too. He finished close to the top. I mean, it’s kind of just like going through university together. You know people, but you don’t know them very well. Brennan — always a bit of a pragmatist. Now, I’m almost positive that he stole the money that was used to seed pikeman. Okay. Where — where does valentin fit in? If you would ask him, nowhere. However, when pikeman initially approached sonny to handle the shipment, valentin was the go-between. Now, he says it’s because he did contract work for them back in the ’90s and that there are no other ties. But you don’t buy it? No. Did you push him on it? No. I mean, “push” him? No. I don’t think that he believes I’m suspicious — of him, anyway. The subject that I probed on was brennan. Okay. And?

[ Chuckles ] It’s really interesting. Like, he convinced me that — that I was remembering wrong, that he and brennan weren’t tight the way I believed. And, I mean, you know, it was the ’80s, so it’s a while back. But I-I did some thinking. I know I’m right. I know brennan and valentin were thick as thieves back then. Okay. So valentin’s hiding something. I’m almost certain… at times. And then at other times, I think I’m being a bit paranoid. I kind of go back and forth. That’s not like you. I have to be honest with you. When it comes to valentin, you know… …my judgment is a bit compromised. Look at you! Trusted status. Free movement around the place. “Free-er.” Let’s not go crazy. Well, you’re out and about with no guards present. I’m impressed. It is a perk. And, uh, how about you? Finding a reason to visit pentonville that has nothing to do with me and doesn’t require a midnight van trip. Kudos! I guess we all have our moments, jack. Ah, well, what we don’t have is a whole lot of time. What’s happening with corinthos? Adjusting “well” to life on reduced medication? Well, it looks that way. Sonny’s isolated from his closest friends and family. The only one he trusts is ava jerome. I heard you were being transferred. I wanted to see you before that happened. How are you? Incarcerated. Besides that. I’m alright. Resigned to my fate… I suppose. Helps that nothing’s waiting for me on the outside. And you? I’M… …doing well. That’s it? Did you expect more? My mother told me you’re living with sonny. Ohh. Ah. Yeah. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t the least bit curious. What’s going on there? Well, it started as a safety precaution after the break-in at wyndemere. Never known you to be afraid of the dark. I do have a daughter to protect. Yeah, a daughter that you share with sonny. That’s right. You said it started as a safety precaution, so… what is it now? Hm. Why am I discussing this with you? Because I’m safe. Trapped in here with nothing to gain. Or trapped in here with nothing to lose. There’s always something to lose. I think we both learned that the hard way. My relationship with sonny has… …evolved, let’s say. Hm. For the worse? The better? Best it’s ever been.

Whatever you need. I can give you a ride to G.H. I can call someone for you. Oh. No, no, no, no. I’m just — I’m fine. The baby was just kicking up a storm. Oh. Okay. Good. Actually, I’m glad I ran into you. Well, you’re running. I’m not. Uh, but you get the point. I do. What’s up? Listen. I’m a straight shooter, so I’m just gonna come out and ask you. Josslyn told me that my dad ordered you to kill cyrus. That’s not true, is it? This thing between sonny and me — is toxic? I — no. I was gonna say “hard to define.” Hm. But it’s working. Recent betrayals have left sonny feeling hurt and alone. And he’s found in me somebody he can trust. And we support each other. We rely on each other. Are you in love with sonny corinthos? No. Why? Are you jealous? Always. I mean, do I find him attractive? Yes. And I’m not saying that my feelings won’t change in the future, but, for now, I’m just happy to be on the same side. Must be nice for avery. Yes! It is. Honestly, I’ve never seen her so happy. She’s got both her parents. We’re all living together under the same roof. And she’s loving it. And as for me, you know, I’m used to skating on such thin ice with sonny, always this close to a custody battle. It’s such a relief to not constantly be bracing for that. Makes sense. Why do you say it like that? Like what? Like you’re not completely sold. Oh, I’m sold. I get that you like not fighting with sonny and that it’s healthy for avery and blah, blah, blah. But that is not the part that you get off on the most. Well, do tell. You like being in the inner sanctum, in sonny’s coveted “circle of trust.” You’re the one he leans on, the one he confides in… the one he believes. Damn right, I do. I’ve had other offers throughout the year. Other people wanting to buy you back your half of the hotel? Yeah. Sonny. My son, michael. Even nina reeves offered to sell it back to me in the name of “peace” — so she said. I’m guessing you weren’t feeling that peaceful towards nina reeves? Uh, no. And the ex-husband, I get. But why not accept the offer from your son? Because! I didn’t want to expose michael to scrutiny from the sec. Not that they would find anything, but I didn’t want to put him through that kind of an investigation. It was bad enough when it happened to me. I’m guessing you already know all about this. Just ’cause I’m fbi doesn’t mean I’m familiar with every federal charge ever filed. But you are familiar with that one. Yeah. So you know the ending, right? I messed up, I lost my hotel, and I was going to do everything in my power to get it back on my terms. But that — but that just brings me back to my original question. You weren’t able to accept charity, for lack of a better term, from sonny or nina or michael. How were you able to accept it from jason? Because taking my hotel back wasn’t for me. It was for him. Sonny’s on one-quarter of his bipolar medication, and no one has any idea. I’ve got to hand it to you, val. The strategy is simple, effective, hard to detect. If this were a project back when we were trainees, they’d steal your idea and put it in a textbook. However, we have a rather bigger, rather more pressing problem than sonny. Jason morgan, also known as alan jacobs. Spent years at pikeman, therefore knows too much. Yeah, and I’m sure by now you’ve been back through his file and double-checked our screening process. How did morgan get a job at pikeman in the first place? Who messed up and where? The short answer is no one messed up — because alan jacobs’ history checks out. I mean, supporting documents. His outstanding record of military service. Everything seems legitimate. That’s troubling. Someone went through a lot of trouble to put jason morgan in pikeman. Someone capable of manipulating government records. Could be a business rival. There’s a couple of other security firms have that kind of tech. So sabotage pikeman from within and steal our clients? Yeah, it’s plausible. Except for morgan himself. Why would he take the job? What was his — his incentive? Well, jason has always had blind faith in sonny corinthos. It’s kind of a defining character trait. Right. So what would make him disappear on sonny? Not money. He was born a quartermaine. So if morgan wasn’t paid to infiltrate pikeman, what if he was coerced? Yeah, but who could coerce a man like that? Who could deliver flawless credentials? The answer has three letters. Only the question is… which ones? Drew : Yours is such animportant story, willow, and thank goodness it has a happy ending. I really — I hope you’ll consider coming on board. Wow. I…

[ Exhales sharply ] Uh, willow’s a private person. She may not want to share her story with the world, even if it is for a-a worthy cause. I mean, I completely understand. I would n– I mean, I don’t want to pressure you. I-I definitely don’t want you to feel uncomfortable in any way. Oh, no. Ii know that. And I am so honored that you thought of me. Well, you’re the only person I thought of.

[ Exhales sharply ] Can I get back to you? I promise I won’t take too long. Absolutely. Take as much time as you need. Because while, yes, I do value my privacy, the fact is… my life was saved by my great-aunt liesl and her bone-marrow donation, and I will be eternally grateful for that gift. It allowed me to be a mother to my children, a wife to my husband. I want to increase the odds of that happening for everyone. Drew, we have a problem, and I need you to do something…

I don’t think thatwe should talk about that. Oh, my god. It is true. Yeah. Dex, I’m so sorry. You’re not responsible for your father. No, but I — I feel so stupid and naive. I mean, I know my dad worked outside the law, but I can’t believe he would put you in that position. Makes you feel any better, it surprised me, too. Can I ask you another question? Sure. In the time that you’ve worked with my dad, has he seemed different, in the end, than he was in the beginning? Uh, I know that’s vague. No, no. I get what you mean. Yeah, uh, towards the end, sonny was more volatile, quicker to fly off the handle. Paranoid? Yeah. After the attack in puerto rico, he was convinced there was a traitor inside his organization. Didn’t take him long to decide that it was me, and after that, there was no changing his mind. Okay. So it was after the shooting in puerto rico. Yeah, he’d always been volatile, but that’s when it flipped to paranoia. Right when ava moved in.

[ Groans ] Kristina? Is something wrong? Jason thinks that I wouldn’t have lost the hotel to begin with if he had been here. Do you agree? Probably. I mean, it’s not jason’s fault. Something was obviously keeping him away. I mean, he’s been through something. Jason told you that? No, I can see it in his eyes. And now that he’s back home, there’s so much that he can’t get back or make up for. But this hotel, you know, it’s the one thing he could fix. So you swallowed your pride and let him. Oh! [ Chuckles ] Don’t get me wrong. I am thrilled to have the hotel back. But I wouldn’t have accepted it from anyone else. You took it from jason. For him. Yeah. And I’d do it again. Enjoy your hotel, carly. Enjoy your stay, agent cates. My defenses were up because I thought that someone was targeting me. Jason: Somebody was targeting you. Yeah, not that night, though. When I got back to the apartment, I could see that someone had opened the door. And I entered. And there was a figure standing there in the dark rifling through my things. And they turned toward me with something in their hand. And I fired. You did what your instincts were telling you to do. You wouldn’t have done that. Anna, you don’t know that. Yeah, I do. You wouldn’t have entered an apartment that was dark and fired at a target that you couldn’t see clearly. I-I wasn’t there. It’s impossible to say what would’ve or wouldn’t have happened. Y-you just can’T. It’s really hard for me to accept, you know, that that happened. And every time it flashes in my mind, I just try to block it out. I sh– mnh. I shot a child, jason. I’m sorry. You should feel sorry for charlotte. I feel sorry for you, too. Had to be tough to live through that. I’m really glad charlotte’s okay. Oh, god. Me too. I don’t know what I would’ve done if she hadn’t made it. Anyway… so, what I’m saying is that it’s impossible for me to — to look at valentin and not think about his daughter. You see, to me, he is a father first and a person of interest second. In which case…

[ Sighs ] …I think I’m putting this entire investigation at risk. I fear we’ve caught the interest of a government agency. Fbi, cia, nsa. Mi5? Yeah. The only one we can be sure it’s not is the wsb. They don’t want to investigate pikeman. They want to keep it running just the way it has for decades. Do you think the cia put jason in pikeman? I think we’d be idiots not to consider that possibility. And morgan’s perfect. He’s got the right skill set, but he’s not an agent.

[ Scoffs ] I mean, you know… if we hadn’t had the blind good luck to assign morgan to an op in his own hometown, we’d never have tripped to him. And you think that’s good luck? Well, any luck’s good if you know how to play it. Now that we know an intelligence firm is coming after us… we can adjust accordingly. Jack, this is gonna have to be our last face-to-face. There can be nothing linking me to you. Right. And we still have to tie off morgan. Well, I think we may have gotten a break there. ‘Cause jason and sonny are currently at odds. Yeah? How bad? On a scale from creative differences to all-out war? From sonny’s perspective, the latter. And with him erratic… and angry? We eliminate jason and pin it on sonny.

I’m sorry. I-I didn’t know that you were here. -It’s fine. -We were just leaving. Um, I will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible. Like I said, no rush. And thank you again so much for thinking of me. Willow barely said a word to me. Because we were in the middle of a meeting, nina. Did you see her smile just a little? Maybe I could call — no. You know what? I think texting is more appropriate. I think you should give willow some space. Now, what was so important that you had to barge into my office without knocking again? Well, carly is giving me a hard time about doing standard maintenance on my office.

[Chuckling] Really? I wonder where she got that idea from. Remember, drew, we are on the same team. In what world am I on the same team as you? One where carly and jason screwed us both over. So what’s the plan? For? Payback. Everything’s fine. Are you sure? Because things looked a little tense. Yeah, no. It’s fine. The baby was just kicking, and… I asked dex if what you told me about my dad was true. Oh. You were right. Well, for the record, I wish I wasn’T. And looking back, I certainly did not have to tell you the way that I did. Well, I should probably get going, so… it’s good to see you. Dex. Wait. I like it. Thought you might. But you need to tread carefully and make it look convincing. Otherwise, anna will totally be onto you. I heard she came to see you. Hm. She wanted to know all about pikeman. She seemed to think that somehow I’d know who was running the show. And what did you tell her? I gave her nothing. But anna’s closing in, val. You know, we can take precautions against the nsa or whoever it is that has pikeman under scrutiny. But our defenses against anna are limited. She knows us both. She knows our history. She was there when we stole the money to fund pikeman. Now, all she has to do is put those pieces together. And she’s plenty smart enough to do that. She’s already come to see me to talk about pikeman. She asked me about your involvement. And I stonewalled. And she believed you? Of course. Trust me. Anna’s not gonna be a problem. Every instinct in my body is just screaming that valentin is more involved in pikeman than he is saying. But for the reasons that I’ve just outlined, when I question him, I come up empty. I just — I-I think I’m incapable of being objective. Oh, and this is — this is where I come in? Mm-hmm. Yeah. You’re, uh, good at rational thinking, yeah? That’s what I hear. And I’m just wondering maybe you can get a read on valentin? ‘Cause he’s not going to be suspicious of you as he would be of me. Right. Look. I’ll do anything I can to help you. Thank you. But… you may not trust your own judgment. I do. And I always will. Thank you. I have a lead for you. Great. What? Well, dex confirmed for me that sonny did, in fact, take that shipment from pikeman. Yeah, I got my own reasons to talk to this guy dex. I’ll follow up, and I’ll see if he knows anything about valentin. And I’ll always be here for backup. I know. John: Jason!

[ Scoffs ] Oh, look. The gang’s all here. Except — wait. You’re missing a member. Well, we were just discuss– I don’t care what you were doing here. The investigation into pikeman has stalled. Care to explain why?

Your head’s not in the game. Throwing money around. Buying the metro court for carly spencer? Just because you’re back in port charles with access to your bank accounts does not make you a free man. Understood. I want an update on pikeman — now. There’s nothing to report right now. Now, you listen up, morgan. Either you figure out a way to give me what I want… or carly will lose the hotel — again — because she will be up on rico charges. Oh, hi! My two favorite people! It’s already looking so much better in here. You think? Yeah, the metro court has missed your special touch. Thank you. Well, what are you guys doing here? Late lunch? Early dinner? Drinks? You know we do it all.

[ Chuckles ] We’re not sure just yet. Alright. Well, let me know when you decide. Um, duty calls.

[ Laughs ] Excuse me. Willow: Your mom seems so happy. Yeah. She does. So… what do you think about drew’s offer? I mean, I was flattered and really surprised. Look. I-I don’t want you to feel pressured. It’s — it’s 100% fine if you say no. Is that what you think I should do? You knock yourself out. I’m not interested in payback. Since when? I mean, you really enjoyed getting even with me. Why are you letting carly and jason off the hook? Carly and jason didn’t send me to prison. If you weren’t sent away, drew, then you and carly would have been married by the time jason came back home. And how humiliating would that have been? Oh, I see. So — so you actually saved me from divorce. That’s right. So do you want me to thank you? What I want right now doesn’t really require any words. Oh, is it too much for you, drew? I owe you an explanation. You don’t owe me anything. It wasn’t my place to say anything to kristina, but at the time, I was just very scared of what sonny might do to you, and I thought that if I told kristina, it would help. You’re not scared anymore? No, I think that you’re gonna be just fine. Have you heard from the academy? Not yet. I’m sure you’ll get in. We’ll see. Pcpd would be lucky to have you. You really think so? I know so. All those years I spent with my nose pressed up against the window, on the outside looking in, despised, ridiculed by everybody in sonny’s orbit. Not nina. No. No. Not nina. But the collapse of sonny and nina was inevitable. I mean, she never had a chance of really understanding him. Not like i do. Because sonny wasn’t the man that she thought he was. Do you know what I’m really loving? What I’m really tickled pink about? Is that finally carly is getting a taste of her own medicine. Hm. Now we’re getting somewhere. Glaring down her nose at reprehensible, despicable ava jerome, repeatedly slamming the door in my face. Well, guess who’s in charge of entry now. You. Me. And she can be the ousted traitor. I’m the trusted confidant. Sonny makes you feel powerful. Yeah. Yeah. But I am helping him, too. How so? Sonny is on a quarter dose of his medication. Did you arrange it? No. No. Absolutely not. And I have to find out who’s responsible. In the meantime, I know that sonny is vulnerable, and I’m watching out for him. Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. You’re saying that y-you haven’t told sonny?

I hope you’re right about the police academy. We both know I have a lot to make up for. Look, if I’ve come off as some perfect angel, I know that I’m not. I have done things that I’m not proud of. And…I don’t even know why I did them. I just know that they didn’t make me feel like me. Does that make sense? Makes a lot of sense. There is a scale, joss. Bad things you’ve done. There’s some bad things that I’ve done. I’m not trying to compare. I’m just saying that I know that I’ve messed up, too. So I shouldn’t stand in judgment of anybody else. And that includes you. No, I haven’t told sonny. Why not? N-never mind. I think I know. You like quarter-medicated sonny, don’t you? He’s receptive to you in a way he’s never been before. We’re getting along very well, yes. Getting along? Playing house, ava. Well, as long as I’m watching out for sonny, what’s the downside? How much time do you got? If sonny finds out what’s wrong and that you knew? Look, if he even suspects that you had a hand in this… well, I didn’T. But you didn’t try and fix it. Okay? Sonny’s not rational. You’re playing with real fire here. You almost sound like you care. You know I do. And yet you always underestimate me. I know what I’m doing. God, I hope so. Do you think I wouldn’t be good at it?

[ Chuckles ] No, I think — actually, no, i know that you’d be amazing with whatever you put your mind to. I just — I don’t want you to feel obligated, willow. That’s all. If you do decide to take the job, just make sure it’s what you — what you really want. Well, drew told me I could think on it. So that’s what I’m gonna do. Okay. Carly stays free as long as you do what the fbi asks of you. Are we clear?

[ Exhales heavily ] Clear. Good. Now… we both know you spent years running contraband through here. I suggest you renew your contacts and find out how pikeman is moving their shipments through port charles and when they plan to do it again. I do what I have to to get the results I need. Anna: Maybe. But I can tell you don’t like yourself very much when you treat jason like that. It doesn’t matter how any of us feel about it. What matters is we get it done. Don’t worry, jack. I know how to play anna. You better be right. For her sake. I like anna. I always have. But the wsb has too much invested in pikeman. Okay? If she threatens that… take a wild guess what’s gonna happen to her. Nothing’s gonna happen. Yeah. If you want to protect her, val, really, you want to keep her safe, keep your distance. The more time you spend with anna, the greater the risk you’ll give yourself away. That’s all the time I have for you, jack. I need to get going.

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