GH Short Recap Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Cody finally tells Sasha he has feelings for her. Sasha tells Cody she is still grieving Brando and Liam. She isn’t ready for a relationship. Cody tells Sasha that he will wait on her and if she just wants to be friends that is okay too.

Austin tells Ava that he only followed Chris’s orders to protect her. Ava is angry with Austin because he didn’t tell her Nikolas was alive. Austin tells Ava he has feelings for her but she screams at him to get out of her gallery.

TJ tells Molly that Andrea miscarried their baby. TJ also tells Molly that Andrea doesn’t want to be a surrogate anymore, so they have to find a new surrogate. Molly asks Alexis to tell the rest of the family the news.

Anna tells Sonny that a guy named Jamison Forsythe used Charlotte to get to her so Sonny asks Brick to investigate Forsythe.

Adam gets upset with Josslyn when she tells him that she can’t be his study partner anymore. Adam later gets a call from his father putting pressure on him about getting good grades so he can get into a top medical school. Adam uses his app to listen to what is happening in Josslyn’s room.

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GH Transcript Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Louie I call you, you don’t call me back. Text you, you don’t text me back. So, here I am in person. Good. This is long overdue. Hey, josslyn. Hey. Oh. I’m glad you’re back. Hey. What’s up? Let’s study for next week’s organic chem exam. I really need you to quiz me on baldwin’s rules for ring closing. Oh, adam, I’m sorry, I-I can’t study tonight. I’m so tired. Oh, come on. Josslyn, you know I need to ace this. If I don’t, my — my parents will — will kill me. Yes, adam, I know. Your parents. I’m sorry, I just — I can’t tonight. Joss, I don’t think you understand. There’s a lot riding on this next exam. Adam, you got a 92 at the beginning of the semester, okay? That’s better than pretty much everyone else in our class. Trust me. You got this. Josslyn, please. Just….give me an hour. We’ll only go over chapter six. Hey, back off. Hey, handsome. Hey. I have been working on the colors for the den renovations for hours, and you are just in time to help. Hey, the kids around? Uh, danny and rocco are at a friend’s, and scout is with drew at the quartermaines’. Why? What’s going on? Uh, I got an update on charlotte, and I didn’t want them to hear about it.

[ Knock on door ] Hey. Come on in. Frank said that you were free. Do you have a minute? Can I get you a drink? Yeah, I could really use a drink. Scotch? Yeah. Thanks. Alright. That’s good. Thank you. You want to tell me what’s going on? I think you need to ramp up security. I was right. You were the target of the shooting at the metro court pool. Can’t do what, exactly? I can’t work with cody anymore. What? Why not? Isn’t it obvious? I have feelings for him. Oh, sasha, it’s okay if you have feelings for cody. He has feelings for you, too. Oh. [ Chuckles ] What? Hey. Moll. What’s going on? Hey, uh, come — come sit down. No, I-i don’t want to sit down. I want you to tell me what’s happening. Something happened? I can feel it. Tj? Andrea had a miscarriage. She lost our baby. Sorry, I know I shouldn’t have been eavesdropping. I was just passing by. I heard my name. No, no. Uh, I’m sorry. I should have picked a better time and place to talk about this with maxie. Okay. Yeah. So I got to go talk to haven about something. I’m gonna let you work this out amongst yourselves. I will say one thing, though. For what it’s worth, it would be a mistake to talk yourselves out of something that you are both clearly feeling. Huh. Okay, well… what maxie said about me, having feelings for you… she’s right. I do. How’s that cousin of yours doing? Is he still managing to hang on? Yeah. Yeah. He — he’s, uh — he’s recovering really well. Oh, good. Uh-huh. Yeah, they’re going to move him to the infirmary in pentonville, and the word on the street is that they’re working out a plea deal with him, and, uh… and that’s good, because that way, you don’t have to relive the trauma of a kidnapping in a trial situation, right? Oh, I would love nothing more than to testify against that creep. So, do you know the terms of his deal? Has mason agreed to give up his boss, cyrus renault? I’m sorry. I’m just… I’m really stressed out about our exam next week. Yeah, that’s still not an excuse to grab joss. You’re right. It’s not. But you’re not a student, so you can’t possibly understand the stress of being pre-med and the kind of pressure we’re under right now. Okay, okay, let’s all calm down. Adam, I think that you need to find someone else to study with. Alright? Your schedule and how often you need to study — it doesn’t really mesh with mine. Besides, I study better alone, okay? I’m really sorry. Josslyn, please don’t do that. I really need you. That’s what you’ve been telling me, but why are you so sure now? Well, up until this point, there’s always been the possibility that… the shooting was linked to the other incidents that have happened — the burning of my house, the break-in at the hotel suite. That’s not a possibility now? No. No, because the person responsible for those things could never have taken a shot at either you or me. Because the person responsible for the break-in and the arson… was charlotte? Wait a minute. We’re missing something here. Like what? What do you mean? Well, I accept the fact that charlotte vandalized anna’s hotel suite. I can even get behind the idea that she burned anna’s house down if she had a reason, but charlotte lived with us for what? Like, over a month? And I’ve been conned enough times in my life to know when I’m being played, and I just never got the feeling from her that she was playing us. Neither did I. It doesn’t make sense. I don’t buy that she would go to these extremes because she didn’t want anna dating her father. Yeah, I agree. So, there’s got to be another reason. Could this have anything to do with anna’s past in the wsb? When did you find out? Today. Andrea came to see me.

[ Voice breaking ] When? I-I mean, when did she lose our baby? She miscarried late last night. She was asleep at home, then she — she started cramping and — and was bleeding. There wasn’t even time for her to get to the er, and she went to mercy this morning, and the doctor there confirmed it. He confirmed the miscarriage.

[ Sobs ] Why didn’t andrea tell me herself? She couldn’T. She knew how much you wanted this baby. She knew how… devastated you’d be. And she could — she could barely even face me.

[ Sobs ] But fortunately, andrea is alright. Fortunate? What’s fortunate about us losing our baby? I didn’t mean it. I didn’t mean it like that. I’m sorry. Molly, I am hurting just as bad as you are, okay? I know. I didn’t mean to snap at you like that. Obviously, I’M… I’m relieved that andrea is okay, but…our baby’s gone. I’m so sorry. Tj. I’m so sorry. I’m sorry. I can’t believe this is happening.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Knock on door ] Alexis: Hey, moll? Honey, it’s mom. You left your tablet at the restaurant. I have it, sweetie. Mom.

[ Sobs ] I’m not sure what the terms are of mason’s deal. Why am I not surprised? I’m not even sure there’s a deal at all. I mean, it’s just a rumor at this point. I didn’t hear you deny it. Deny what? That mason is working for cyrus renault. Which means you are working for cyrus renault. All that time I was being blackmailed with threats, I thought if I just do what they want, then the body of my husband will be returned to me! It turns out, though, he isn’t even dead. But that’s great, right? All the pressure that you put on me to do things that I didn’t want to do! To spy on sonny. To hire that — that con artist, betty, to spend time with my daughter! All the sleepless nights believing that I had killed nikolas, thinking that I would go to prison for it. And all of this because of your — your boss or your — your bosses who are too dangerous to cross! Does any of this ring a bell to you?! How many times did you refer to these people?! Well, it turns out there was just one person, right? Cyrus renault! And you could have told me that months ago! You could have told me nikolas was alive! Why didn’t you tell me?! I’m so sorry, honey. Tj, I-I can’t even fathom how upset you two must be right now. I still don’t understand how this happened. I mean, we were so careful. We reviewed all of andrea’s medical records. She had no trouble with her first pregnancy. There was no reason to believe she wouldn’t be able to carry our baby to term. So traumatic for both of you. I-I don’T… well, there aren’t any words. You — I just want you to know that I’m here for you. Whatever you need, honey. Whatever you need, tj. I know, mom. Thank you. Alexis. I was looking forward to putting my hand on andrea’s belly, feeling our baby kick. We were almost to the point of ultrasounds and imaging, finding out if we were having a boy or a girl. Now our baby’s gone. Alright. Okay. It’s okay. I’m really sorry, but obviously, you need someone with more availability than me, okay? I mean, helping my mom out at kelly’s, I have volleyball practice, volleyball games, a heavy courseload. I’m barely skating through. But you helped me pass the last exam. No, I didn’T. That was all you. Look, you’re so smart. There’s, like, 100 kids in our organic chem class, okay? And 90% of them fail their first time around. That means you could probably find someone who’s taking it for a second time to help you. But that’s just not me. But you’ve already helped me. Remember your handwritten notes? Yeah, I started doing that. You’ve helped me a lot in — in ways you don’t even know. I’m really sorry. No worries. It’s cool. I’ll see you later. Oh. That was a lot. Yeah. I feel really bad. So, what’s the deal with him? He thinks he’s going to fail this class, but he’s not going to. I mean, he’s — he’s so smart. He understands the material. Okay, so, then, what’s his problem? His parents, from what he’s told me. I mean, last time we were studying together, he said they were putting immense pressure on him, and I think that the pressure is crushing him. I don’t know how much more he can take. Where are you headed with this? Okay, I’m just throwing it out there, but think about it, okay? Anna and valentin first met in the wsb, and charlotte’s first act of vandalism was to paint “murderer” on anna’s front door after she was exposed in the media for being a traitor. Right, and valentin had at least one brush with prosecution over the crimes he committed, right? Yes, and charlotte would remember that. She’s a smart kid. So, maybe she thinks it’s unfair that anna got to walk free. Yeah, exactly. If charlotte believes that anna’s guilty, she probably thinks that she deserves to be punished for her past crimes. There is no evidence that charlotte burned my house. Has anyone tried to find any? No. No, she’s not an official suspect. She’s not even a person of interest for the pcpd, and if I have any say in the matter, she won’t be. She needs help, not prosecution. She’s just a kid. I understand. But there’s video footage of her breaking into my hotel suite. Valentin — he managed to get rid of it. So, valentin knew? Yeah. He knew. He’s known for the past month that his daughter was stalking me. He chose not to tell me, and because of that, I had absolutely no reason to even imagine that the intruder in my apartment was a child. He said he was keeping silent to protect us. Honestly, I think him keeping silent has just destroyed us. Did valentin know that? We want deception to commit to another appearance by sasha and cody. That’s interesting, ’cause two hours ago, you didn’t even want cody on your stage. Honey, I am a businesswoman first and foremost. Alright? “Selling” is my middle name, and selling means you have to connect to an audience, and you have to have a special kind of chemistry, and sasha and cody have that in spades. In the beginning, when I found out what gladys was doing to you and I tried to stop it, it — it wasn’t about you. What was it about? Well, I — okay, obviously it was — it was about you, but it was — it was more than that, you know? It was about justice. It was about helping someone in trouble. But then I started caring about that someone. Everything that I did, I did to try and protect you. A-and I know… okay. I know how this might sound, but I-I just thought that the less you knew about what was happening, the better. The better for you. The less I knew, the easier it was for you to manipulate me. The less I knew, the easier it was for you to pretend to be my ally, pretend to be my rescuer, pretend to be my friend. I didn’t pretend to be your friend. I was such a fool, right? I am your friend. The whole time, you were just playing me. No, ava — you were following orders from cyrus, and you were lying to my face. I assure you, this had nothing to do with cyrus. I didn’t get close to you because cyrus told me to get close to you. I got close to you because I really like the way it feels to be close to you, and I don’t like the way it feels to not be close to you. The feelings that I have for you, ava — they’re very real. They’re very powerful. I’m not going to stand here and deny that. Everything that I did, I did because I wanted to save you. You just might be on to something. Everyone close to anna knows that there were extenuating circumstances around the things she did in her past, but over the years, she’s worked really hard to overcome and redeem herself. Yeah, but charlotte is just a kid, and she sees things in black and white, and she tends to take things to the extreme. So, in her mind, maybe she thought she was doing something that would help her father. I don’t know. Are you sure it was charlotte that burned anna’s house down? Is there any physical evidence? Nope. At this point, it’s just a theory, and it’s going to stay that way because anna does not want charlotte being looked at as a person of interest in this investigation. I haven’t spoken to valentin since… since he said that his daughter had been stalking me. Has he reached out to you? No. His focus is on charlotte, obviously, as it should be. I mean, if this had happened to robin or emma, their well-being would have been my priority, too. Me, too, if it was any of my kids. I have other things that really concern me. Just trying to piece them together. Like what? Charlotte thinks that — that I shot her on purpose. Like, a child actually believes that I intentionally tried to kill them. Anna, charlotte won’t always believe that. Eventually, she’s going to know the truth. Oh, god, I don’t even know what the truth is anymore. I swear, I don’T. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her thank you, mom. You couldn’t have showed up at a better time. I’m glad I did. I’m just a phone call away if either of you need me. Thank you. Have you told your family? I was in a bit of shock after andrea told me. Like, my head was spinning, so I-I went to see portia. I just — I needed someone to talk to, and I know she’ll keep my confidence. She won’t tell anyone. After I talked to portia, I called you and asked you to come home. I knew something was wrong. I could hear it in your voice. I just [Sighs] — I never imagined it was this. We’ll have to tell our families. Mm-hmm. You know, you do that when you’re ready. You both have suffered a big loss here right now. Okay? So just take your time. I want to get it over with. Will you tell everybody, sam and kris? I-I don’t think I could tell them. I’ll take care of it for you if you want me to. I do. I should tell my mom myself. But… everyone else, I… I will take care of it. Alright? As long as you two take care of each other, you don’t need to worry about anything. Yeah. Thank you. I don’t think I could face anybody right now. Not even my sisters. I guess that adam is doing the best he can, considering all of this pressure his parents are putting him under. I would probably crack. You, on the other hand, do well under pressure, maybe even thrive off of it. But not everybody is wired like that. I think we all have different levels of stress that we can deal with. It’s about learning how to deal with it and not allowing it to consume you. Yeah, well, that’s probably where your military training kicks in. But I know that adam doesn’t know how to handle it. He actually equates a 92% with failure. It sounds funny, but it’s actually really sad. He can’t enjoy what he’s learning. He can’t celebrate his accomplishments. He has these tough parents. He’s stressed out all the time. I mean, he’s probably been that way since he was a kid. It’s really too bad. It explains a lot about him, though.

[ Sighs ] It’s what’s so special about you. You’re always sticking up for people. Yeah, well, it doesn’t seem like anyone’s in adam’s corner. Well, he has you. If there’s anyone that can help him, it’s you. Yeah, yeah. I’m studying, dad. No, no, I am. Yeah, I have a great group of friends that I study with. Yes, mom told me how important this semester is. I know. Yes, I agree, it’s — it’S…

[ Sighs ] Look, I-I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing. No, I-I’m not doing — no, dad, I promise. I promise I’m not doing that anymore. Look, I-I’m fine. I’m fine, really. Yeah, but I’m just — I’m gonna tell you the truth. Are you capable of that? As it turns out, ava, yes, I am. Many years ago, cyrus showed up in pautuck. He — he — he set up an operation to import merchandise. He went into business with my family. He was a legit — he seemed like a legitimate businessman. He even gave mason a job. As the local kidnapper? As a distrib– well, okay, it’s just trucking, really. He was a trucker. And cyrus paid for my medical school. And that’s where things started to get a little dicey, because in cyrus’ mind, he was in business with my family and he foot the bill for my medical education. So he owned me. And so, when the opportunity came up for him to get an early release from pentonville, he wanted me to testify on his behalf. And you jumped at the chance, right? So your big boss could be free? Of course not, ava. I did…

[ Sighs ] He forced me to. I had to do what cyrus wanted me to do, because he got mason to kidnap you. So he knew I would do whatever he asked, because he knew that I care about you. My feelings for you were his leverage. And so, yeah, I told the judge what he wanted me to tell the judge, because the deal was that if I did that, then mason would let you go. Mason wasn’t supposed to try and kill you. Look [Sighs] Everything I did, I did because I wanted to save you. Please, ava, you — you really have to believe me. You know, sasha did great today, but she didn’t do it alone. And I doubt she would have done half as well without that hunky cowboy. Cody: The time that we spent hiding out at the cabin together, it changed the way that I think about you, sasha. I mean, obviously, I liked you before, ever since we shared biscotti at the quartermaines’.

[ Chuckles ] And I was furious about what gladys was doing to you. But at the cabin, I got to see what a strong and powerful, wonderful woman you are. And the time that we’ve been spending together is fun, but there’s more to that. Every time I see you, I just keep thinking, “when am I gonna get to see you again?” Just stop. Stop, please. You have to stop. Anna, I know if you had any idea that charlotte was in the apartment, you would not have pulled out your gun and shot a child. No, of course not. God, no. No. But I tell you, I was ready to shoot the person that I did think was inside there. Why were you so convinced that the person inside your apartment was a lethal threat? Evidence I found. Evidence that could be really damaging to someone high up in intelligence circles. This person does not want his past screw-ups to see the light of day. And I worked with him back in the wsb. And I documented everything, and I kept it. Where is this documented evidence? And do you still think he’s a threat? Overactive bladder? I’ve been there.I also used to plan my days around finding a bathroom, in fear of an embarrassing bladder accident. You’re not alone , and you don’t have to live like this. U know, I have been on with sasha three times now, and the difference between sasha alone and sasha with cody is night and day. Cody, everything you just said was so sweet and so reassuring, and I appreciate everything you’ve done for me so much. I know that I would still be at ferncliff if it wasn’t for you. But? But…I am still mourning liam and brando. I have rushed past my grief before, and I realize that was a mistake. And I can’t make that mistake again. I have to be a whole person again before I can be with someone else. I was deeply disappointed in myself for falling for your lies. And now I see that maybe you have fallen for them yourself. Do you really think that you did everything you could to save me, because you testified on behalf of cyrus? Did you ever think about maybe going to sonny? Maybe you could have even gone to the cops. You could have come clean, you could have told them that — that cyrus was running the show and — and mason was following his orders. Ava, no, I couldn’t do that. No, you could! You wouldn’t! You wouldn’T. You wouldn’t risk going against cyrus, because you cared far too much about saving your own skin than you did about saving me! He needs to stop blowing up my phone. Who? Adam? No. Spencer. Is it about trina? Yes. She won’t respond to any of his calls or texts, so now he’s asking me to mediate. But I don’t want to break trina’s confidence. I also don’t want to lie to him. I don’t think you should get in the middle of it. Well, I’ll try, but they’re both my friends. I mean, I care about them both. Just hate to see them like this.

[ Sighs ]

[ Sighs ] Freeze! Anna has made it clear she doesn’t want charlotte being investigated. Even though she possibly burned down her house, nothing justifies anna shooting her. No, there’s no justification for the shooting. It was a tragic accident. I know, but it’s all conflated for anna, right? And so she wants to protect charlotte and make sure no more harm can come to her. Which I don’t blame her for that. No, I-I-I agree.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s anna. Anna, hey, what’s going on? You alright? No. Can you meet me at maxie’s apartment? It’s important.

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near you at abrysvo. Com. Me testifying on cyrus’ behalf was — was me trying to save you, ava. I-I was really just trying to help. Do you want to know who saved me? It wasn’t you. Josslyn jacks, dante falconeri, and sonny’s guy dex heller. They realized that I was missing when I didn’t pick up avery, and they tracked me down. If it had been left up to you, I would be dead at the bottom of a ravine! You are no hero. You are a skulking coward, following orders you knew were wrong, and all the while complaining that it wasn’t your fault. I did what cyrus asked me to do, ava, because I know firsthand what will happen if cyrus doesn’t get his way. I hate you. Yeah. I know. I’m sorry. I am. I’m — I’m truly sorry that I dragged you into all of this. I really care about you, ava. Oh, get out. Get out! Get out, get out, get out, get out!

[ Sighs ] Oh.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, just to clarify, is that a — a “no, never” or a “no for now”? It’s a “no for now.”

[ Chuckles ] But I don’t know how long “now” will last. And — and it’s not fair of me to ask you to wait for something that may never happen. You deserve better than that, cody. You’re not asking me to wait. I’m offering. Cody, no. My decision to make. I just made it. Look, if — if — if nothing ends up happening, that’s okay, too.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, I don’t consider myself a hopeful person. But you’ve given me hope that better things are coming for me. So, the next time that maxie calls me for a modeling gig, I won’t pick up the phone. Okay?

[ Chuckles ] Deception stands firmly behind the renewal of sasha’s contract. I have no doubt she can handle her spokesmodel duties solo. But you are right about one thing. And what’s that? Sasha and cody do make a great team, and deception has big plans for them. Mom! What’s wrong?

[ Sighs ] Come inside. I just came from molly and tj’S. Andrea, their surrogate, had a miscarriage. They lost their baby.

[ Sighing ] Oh. I’m so sorry. You haven’t put your tablet down since your mom left. Do you want to talk? I am deleting all evidence of websites where I looked for baby clothes, baby furniture, read about early childhood development. I want it gone. There’s no need to keep websites bookmarked for decorating a nursery. Moll, don’T. I got ahead of myself, tj, and I knew it, too. I should have just listened to my instincts, but I just — I got so excited, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the fantasy. Next time, I’m going to wait. I am not going to look at one website, order one stick of furniture, or so much as a onesie until the baby is born and in my arms. Well, if there is a next time, it will be without andrea. Are you blaming andrea for the miscarriage? Of course I’m not, no. I know it wasn’t her fault. But I saw her. She was devastated to lose our baby. And she told me that she — she can’t go through this again. So if we want to have a child, we’ll have to look for another surrogate. Yeah, brick, I need you to do a deep dive into this guy named jamison forsyth. He worked for the wsb years ago with anna devane. Hey. Oh, hi. Thank you so much for coming. What have you got here? Okay, so, all of this are reports and documents from my early days at the wsb. As you can see, I recorded everything. Uh, including incriminating information on a man that was pretty high up at the bureau. He ran the intelligence circle. So I, uh, made this initial discovery on halloween. I found an incriminating memo, and then an entry in one of my personal notebooks that backed up this memo, so I wanted robert to see it, and I took them over to show him. And then I thought, well, I should come back and see if there are any additional documents — documents that I knew were in this trunk when I went to robert. Obviously, I — I couldn’t look through it that night because of, um, charlotte. So, uh, I-I came back right now, and I thought I’d have a look through any of these reports, and…

[ Sighs ] And — and now they’re — they’re gone? Yeah. All the documents I took over to show robert and anything else that I might have had on this man is gone.

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, November 15, 2023

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Cyrus tells Austin he is free to l live his life until he is needed again by him. Austin tries to get out of it, but Cyrus tells him if he doesn’t do whatever he wants he will send him to jail for Ava’s kidnapping.

TJ and Molly’s surrogate, Andrea, tells TJ she had a miscarriage. Andrea also tells TJ she can’t go through this again so they must find another surrogate.

Lucy and Maxie return to Home and Heart with Sasha to relaunch the Deceptor. Scott threatens Home and Heart with a lawsuit if they pull any tricks to try and make Sasha have a breakdown. Maxie and Lucy introduce Cody as the male face of Deception and he and Sasha give a successful presentation of the Deceptor. Lucy, Maxie, and Sasha are thrilled when the Deceptor quickly sells out. Sasha tells Maxie that she can’t work with Cody anymore because she has feelings for him. Cody is happy when he overhears Maxie and Sasha’s conversation.

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So lovely to welcome back the ladies of deception. Especially now that those issues with the deceptor are behind us. You know, rumor has it that there was a problem with intellectual property theft. You know me. You can trust me with the insider 4-1-1. Was that the real issue? Oh, haven, haven. Haven, haven, haven. Haven. Haven. Everything is just super-dandy with deception. There’s absolutely no issue. Oh, well, that is great. Except where is your spokesmodel? And please don’t tell me she’s in the bathroom “powdering” her nose. You…

[ Chuckles ] You know what? You can take your not-so-clever innuendo and shove it up your nose. Sasha is just fine and wonderful and back to her glorious, gorgeous self. Do I have to remind you? You, “home & heart.” You called us begging to have us come and do another sales shoot for the deceptor. You know, we may have called your office once or twice.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Clears throat ] Well, just to let you know, we’ve brought our lawyer because we want to make sure you are not up to any of your ridiculous shenanigans. Austin, you are positively radiating stress. This is not a healthy way to live your life. You’re — you’re late. Trust me. The lord is the way to inner peace. I don’t understand why we had to meet at all, and i really don’t understand why we had to meet in public. Calm down. I bring you tidings of great joy. Hey, pop. I’m, uh, sorry. I, uh — I didn’t mean to interrupt. You know, if I didn’t, uh, know any better, I — I would say that you were meditating. Trying to, anyway. Really? Since when? You know. Just — it’s new. Just trying things out. Well? Is it — is it helping? I will have an arnold palmer, please. And spike it with some bourbon. Are you okay with that? No. Spike away. Yeah? Okay. Good. ‘Cause it’s been a grueling couple of days. I’ll also have an arnold palmer. Hold the spike. Okay. I’ll go get those drinks. Thank you. Thank you. I have also had a grueling couple of days. So who gets to go first talking about their misery? Rock, paper, scissors? Alright. Oh. I’ve lost you already. Hello. Good to see you. Thanks for agreeing to meet me. Molly: Thanks for asking. Well, would you look at that? I am looking at that. And to see my girls reconnect makes my bad week a little less bleak. Tj. I’m so glad you’re here. Andrea. Hi. Hi. How are you feeling? Is there somewhere we could talk privately? Sure. Let’s, uh — let’s go into one of the exam rooms. I’m so sorry to bother you at work. -It’s not a problem. -I know how busy you are. I probably should have called to see if you were even here. No. It’s fine, andrea. Really. So tell me what’s going on. You — you seem a little upset. I am. It’s about the baby. So…molly and kristina have mended fences? Finally. Now I get to stop being a referee and I get to be mom again. Well, don’t keep me in suspense. How did it happen? I think the biggest thing is that her surrogate, andrea, is almost through her first trimester. Oh, well, that’s wonderful! And a great reason to broker a truce. Yeah. You know. At least for now. Those two have always been a little scratchy with each other on occasion, so I’m not sure this will be the last one, but you know how sisters are. Okay. I looked over these contracts. I made some notes on post-its, but I’m e-mailing you more detailed comments. Oh, my gosh. Thank you so much, molly. I’ve been doing a lot of research online, but it’s just — it’s so nice to have an actual attorney double-check everything. I’m happy to help. What are sisters for? Tj: Let me call molly. If youhave an update about the baby, she should be part of this. Tj, I’m so sorry. I-I lost the baby. I woke up from a sound sleep last night with cramping. Um, it was so sudden, I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t even have time to get to the E.R. Are you sure? I mean, maybe it was just bad cramps. I was bleeding. Heavily. I-I went to the nearest hospital this morning, and the doctors at mercy, they did blood work and an ultrasound, and they confirmed it. I — I miscarried. I lost the baby. Curtis: Is it helping? Uh, pop, I don’t know if I can answer that accurately because meditation is still so new to me. Uh-huh… but from everything I’ve read, they call it a practice for a reason. Because, you know, you really have to commit to it and you have to stay consistent and you have to calm your mind so you can let things go. Yeah. Easier said than done. Yeah, ’cause I’m struggling with quieting my mind, you know, and I have to stop, you know, making everything so important, you know, the day-to-day stuff that I thought mattered. You know? It — it’s counterintuitive to me, pop, because I’m a man who — who sets goals and I achieve them. But with meditation, I’ve learned that the more you push, the further you are away from achieving your — your — your inner silence or — or detachment. But you’re sticking with it. Because it must be helping you somehow or you think that it will. There are times where I feel like I got it, where I achieve a sense of focus a-and calmness, where I feel dialed in. Yeah, yeah, it sounds like the way I feel when I’m playing with my band and I get to improvise a solo on my clarinet. Diddly dee bop, shoo bop, shoo bang! Right? Right? You’re not — you’re not forcing it. You’re feeling it. Yeah. Right? That’s it. That’s it exactly. But I will say, pop. Don’t worry. I’m not gonna ask you to join meditation with me.

[ Both laugh ] I wouldn’t do that to you. Yeah, well, well, well, I’ve been meditating for years. Wha… I thought you’d be interested to know that your cousin mason will be making a plea deal soon. Yeah, no, h-he already told me his great idea to tell the cops it was my idea to kidnap ava. Oh, ye of little faith. His plan is to admit to being the only person responsible for the kidnapping of ava jerome. Of course, he intends to claim that he had no intention of killing her. Oh, he had every intention of killing ava. Still, mason’s attorney firmly believes that he will be sentenced to no more than 20 years with the possibility of parole after ten. Ten — ten years is a long time. I think it would be a lot easier for mason if he were to just turn me in. Don’t you think? You know, perhaps my faith in god gives me more belief in people because mason has sworn to me that he won’t mention your name. And I trust him. That means you’ll be in the clear. Good. Because detective falconeri — he’s been asking an awful lot of questions. And I’m gonna need for you to get him off my back. This is great. Thanks. Thanks for the update. Oh, oh. Wait, wait, wait. Did I say we were done?

[ Groans ] Ms. De havilland. Big fan. Maybe I can get an autograph later, but we need to talk about that dirty trick that you pulled on sasha gilmore… hm. …Trying to get her to have a meltdown on your show to, you know, goose up those ratings. Well, we can’t have that happen again, alright? No — no kids untethered. No — no babies yelling. None of that stuff. Otherwise, I will slap a lawsuit on you that will make your head spin. Okay? Do you understand that? Oh, yes. And I’ve got to tell you that I cannot be held responsible for the bad behavior of my previous producer who went rogue on me. Yeah, but producers take their cue from the fifth floor, which is you. That producer is gone. They worked alone, and they have since been fired. Right, julie? Uh, yes, ms. De havilland. Okay. Thank you.

[ Sighs ] So, anyway, uh, no funny business. Otherwise, I will have to slap a lawsuit on you, and you’ll be at the top of it. And I will argue emotional damage. And — and, by the way, mr. Baldwin here is known throughout courthouses everywhere for being king of punitive damages. You know, what happened when sasha was here for her last appearance was a minor glitch which you two are obviously trying to grossly exaggerate, but…it is a glitch that will not be repeated. Of course, this is all a moot point if your spokesmodel doesn’t show up.

[ Chuckles ] Maxie, could you please let sasha know that we’re ready for her? Maxie? Maxie, let sasha know we’re ready for her, please. Right. Yeah. Just one second. What is going on with you? Minor hiccup. I’m handling it!



How am I just learning about this now? Pop, how come you’ve never told me that you meditate? I guess it just never came up. H-how did you start meditating? A fellow musician — he told me about it. He said it was a great way to promote focus and creativity. So — so I tried it. I had really hoped that it would help keep me grounded, hold off another schizophrenic episode. Of course, now I know I was misdiagnosed. I was never at risk of schizophrenia. But all that being said… curtis, I can’t tell you how — how grateful I am for what — what meditation has brought into my life. Son, so much of life, it’s just — it’s just clutter. Thinking things are important when they really aren’T. So — so I found that, yeah, yeah, it can be great to be in the moment. You know, biddily dee bop boo. All of that. In the moment, that can be great, but so can — so can just stepping back and listening…

[Softly] To the quiet. How come — how come you never recommended this to me before? Oh, I figured after you — after you were shot, you —

[ Sighs ] I mean, after you were injured, you were being inundated with advice from all sides. I didn’t think you needed another voice from me thrown into the mix. And besides, I, um — I’d always hoped that you’d come to meditation on your own. And look at you. I’m so glad that you did, son. Ha ha! Ohh! Alright. You go first. What was so grueling that you had to spike your arnold palmer? Okay, well, “grueling” is, uh, not the right word. I think I was being a little overdramatic. In no. I feel guilty. Alright. Fine, fine. It’s not about work. It’s personal. Ohh! It’s about D.A. Scorpio, is it? Mm-hmm. What’s the problem? “Problem”? Um, look. Okay. It just seems like every time robert and I are sort of cruising down the highway, a blast from his past comes to run us off the road. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. There could be a number of causes for the miscarriage. Have you told molly yet? No, I-I just — I couldn’T. No. It’s okay. It’s okay. I should — I should probably be the one to tell her. You just concentrate on healing. You have been through a traumatic experience. I’m so sorry. We’ll talk to your ob-gyn, run extensive tests, and then we’ll wait for you to fully recover before — before we try again. No. Tj, I’m sorry. I can’T. I can’t go through this again. Okay, so once this round of paperwork has been filed, renovations can actually begin. That’s great! Do you have a target date for the center to open? Yeah. If everything stays on schedule, june of 2024. I mean, that’s what I’m pushing for, at least. Wow. By june, tj and I will be able to bring our baby to your dedication ceremony. Maxie: Look! Here is our spokesmodel. Hi, everyone. Right on time. Hi. Sasha, it’s so good to have you back at the “home & heart” studio again. Haven, hi.


How am I just learning about this now? Pop, how come you’ve never told me that you meditate? I guess it just never came up. H-how did you start meditating? A fellow musician — he told me about it. He said it was a great way to promote focus and creativity. So — so I tried it. I had really hoped that it would help keep me grounded, hold off another schizophrenic episode. Of course, now I know I was misdiagnosed. I was never at risk of schizophrenia. But all that being said… curtis, I can’t tell you how — how grateful I am for what — what meditation has brought into my life. Son, so much of life, it’s just — it’s just clutter. Thinking things are important when they really aren’T. So — so I found that, yeah, yeah, it can be great to be in the moment. You know, biddily dee bop boo. All of that. In the moment, that can be great, but so can — so can just stepping back and listening…

[Softly] To the quiet. How come — how come you never recommended this to me before? Oh, I figured after you — after you were shot, you —

[ Sighs ] I mean, after you were injured, you were being inundated with advice from all sides. I didn’t think you needed another voice from me thrown into the mix. And besides, I, um — I’d always hoped that you’d come to meditation on your own. And look at you. I’m so glad that you did, son. Ha ha! Ohh! Alright. You go first. What was so grueling that you had to spike your arnold palmer? Okay, well, “grueling” is, uh, not the right word. I think I was being a little overdramatic. In no. I feel guilty. Alright. Fine, fine. It’s not about work. It’s personal. Ohh! It’s about D.A. Scorpio, is it? Mm-hmm. What’s the problem? “Problem”? Um, look. Okay. It just seems like every time robert and I are sort of cruising down the highway, a blast from his past comes to run us off the road. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. There could be a number of causes for the miscarriage. Have you told molly yet? No, I-I just — I couldn’T. No. It’s okay. It’s okay. I should — I should probably be the one to tell her. You just concentrate on healing. You have been through a traumatic experience. I’m so sorry. We’ll talk to your ob-gyn, run extensive tests, and then we’ll wait for you to fully recover before — before we try again. No. Tj, I’m sorry. I can’T. I can’t go through this again. Okay, so once this round of paperwork has been filed, renovations can actually begin. That’s great! Do you have a target date for the center to open? Yeah. If everything stays on schedule, june of 2024. I mean, that’s what I’m pushing for, at least. Wow. By june, tj and I will be able to bring our baby to your dedication ceremony. Maxie: Look! Here is our spokesmodel. Hi, everyone. Right on time. Hi. Sasha, it’s so good to have you back at the “home & heart” studio again. Haven, hi. hi. Um, just so we’re clear, I am here to promote deception’s product. I am not here to have my past exploited. You know, we have been all over that. And I can assure you there will be no glitches and technical difficulties today. I would sure hope not. And while lucy and scott are representing the company, I speak on my own behalf. And I promise you that I will remain professional as long as you do the same. Otherwise, I will walk off the set. Do you ever answer your phone?! I have been sending you text messages for hours! No. Never mind. I don’t care. Listen to what I’m about to tell you. These instructions are very important. Everything I do that’s for my health is an accomplishment. It is only because of my good will that you are free. I had nothing to do with ava’s kidnapping, and you know it. I’m the victim here. And you know that, too. And mason knows it. And I can only hope to god that ava knows it. You were a victim? Is that really how you see yourself? Yes! Mason grabbed ava to force me to testify on your behalf, get you an early release from pentonville. And I did that. And the only reason I did that was to save ava. You really disappoint me, austin. After everything I’ve done for you, I expected more gratitude. Sasha: Let’s do this. Okay. Fine. Let me walk you through the show. Alright. You know what, lucy? I hope there are some shenanigans because this lawsuit would file itself. This is what we call… “easy money”! Shh! What? Bite your tongue. Listen. For sasha’s sake and for the sake of deception, we have to hope this whole relaunch of the deceptor goes off without a hitch. Hey. What’s the big emergency, maxie? I was just in the middle of having a horse shod. A horse what? Shod. Shod. Not — not — it’s — fitting a horse for shoes. How can you of all people not know what that means? Really? Okay. Focus. We’re in the middle of relaunching the deceptor. Deceptor? You mean that, like, funky wand thing you wave in your face? So it’s that simple. You ready, my dear? No! Not yet! Sasha will be reintroducing the deceptor with the new male “face of deception”! Sasha, lucy, and cody: What? Holly sutton is back in town? Mnh-mnh. Not holly. Another one of robert’s exes. Anna devane. You read the article in the invader? I did. I know all about the accidental shooting of a 15-year-old girl. And even though no names were mentioned, I know that anna devane shot charlotte cassadine. So, of course, all my concern and sympathy is with charlotte. How’s she doing, by the way? From what I understand, she’s on track to make a full recovery. Excellent. Excellent. That’s wonderful. I have tremendous compassion, also, for anna. I mean, my goodness! She thought she was shooting an intruder in her home. The intruder turns out to be a 15-year-old girl. I can’t even imagine what she’s going through! So, of course, I absolutely understand that robert wants to support her during this very difficult time. But once again, robert is focused on some woman from his past and not you… and that hurts your feelings. By june of 2024. That’s less than a year away. I will be running my center, and you will have a baby! Those are huge life changes, I know. And, honestly, I cannot wait. Can I tell you a secret? Mm-hmm. I have even started thinking about leaving my job at the D.A.’S office. What? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Wait. You love your job. I know — I do — but it’s so demanding. I mean, it just makes sense. I can’t be working an 80-hour week with a newborn. I’ll need to find a less-demanding job to make time for the baby. Those are words I never thought I would hear come out of your mouth. Tell me. Have you ever received…

[ Inhales sharply ] …An answer from your meditation? Like clarity on something that you were struggling with? As a matter of fact, I have. Really? Do tell. All the years I was away from the family, I never stopped missing all of you. So one day, I’m — I’m meditating, and this certain image, it just drops into my head. It was you and your brother tommy. Y’all were playing, playing in that park across the street from the old house. I don’t know why my brain went there, but… but it was clear, man. It was so clear. I could feel the sun shining on me. I could — I could smell the grass. And you and your brother — you and your brother, y’all were laughing. Y’all were having a good old time. “Hee hee hee.” I knew at that moment I had to see my family again. And that’s what brought me back to port charles. That’s what brought me back to you. And aunt stella and tj and now trina. I don’t know whether to thank meditation for giving you that memory… or to thank you for having the courage to come back to your family. But either way, I am so glad you’re back, pop. Portia: Yeah. Come on in! Portia. D-do you have a minute? Tj, is everything alright? No. No. Everything is — is not alright. Okay. Come — come sit right here. Have a seat. What’s going on? Andrea. She… your surrogate. S-she, uh… she miscarried. No. No. No. Tj. Andrea said it, uh — it happened last night. She started cramping and… was bleeding, and she went to mercy. And they told her that she lost our baby, that she lost molly and — molly’s and my baby. Andrea was so upset, she — she said that she couldn’t face molly. And now it’s — it’s on me to tell her. And I don’t know how to do that. I don’t — I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. Molly was so upset when she learned that she couldn’t carry a child herself. And… when we found andrea, we — we had so much hope. And I don’t know how to do that. I don’t — I don’t know how I’m supposed to do that. Molly was so upset when she learned that she couldn’t carry a child herself. And… when we found andrea, we — we had so much hope. So tell me how I’m supposed to tell molly. How am I supposed to tell her that our child is gone? When my doctor gave me breztri for my copd

he is the male “face of deception”?

[ Chuckles ] Oh, absolutely not. I mean, this guy threatened to drop trou and streak on a live broadcast! Maxie: [ Chuckles ] Okay, first of all, cody didn’t actually streak on your show. And, second, isn’t the deceptor the most popular product that “home & heart” has ever carried? You would have to verify that with my sales department. Oh, I have, and I can show you a copy of your report any time you want. The reality is, the deceptor has been unavailable for months, and now that it’s back, people are clamoring to get it. So you can either do your broadcast the way lucy and I want, or we’re taking our best-selling product to another shopping channel. Now, in the past, the deceptor has been marketed strictly as a product for women, but after we did more thorough research, it turns out that men are just as interested in a product that will freshen up their face. So all you men out there watching this, this segment is for you. Yes, and I’m gonna demonstrate on my good friend and former stuntman cody bell. Cody, why don’t you tell us about some of the stunts you’ve performed in your career? I’d be happy to, sasha. Um, let’s see. I’ve, uh — I’ve crashed cars. I’ve jumped out of airplanes. I’ve wrecked motorcycles. Basically, if there was anything to break, I’ve done it. Wow!

[ Chuckles ] Well, it sounds like your body really takes a beating. And you know what? I bet that your skin does, too. And that’s where the deceptor comes in. Because even for men who have never used a moisturizer a single day in their lives, this product will help smooth out your skin and get rid of all those fine little lines. Well, if the deceptor can help with this beat-up mug, then it truly is a miracle worker. Well, I say let’s put it to the test. Let’s do it! Alright.

[ Buzzing ]

[ Sighs ] I guess it’s time for us to take a little trip down memory lane. No, no, please. That’s just — that’s not necessary. You seem to have forgotten how I paid for you to go to medical school. No. And how I continued to support you during your residency. I have not forgotten. I invested in you, and now I expect a return on that investment. Okay. As long as we’re remembering things, here’s how i remember it. I have spent years paying you back, doing your favors. And the way I remember it, when I lied for you at your parole hearing, you told me I was free. And so you are. Free to live your life. Free to practice medicine. Unless and until I need your services. You know, in the beginning, I… I had misgivings about the whole surrogate situation. Hm. You know, not — not the process itself, but I just felt like we rushed into the whole thing. We found out that molly couldn’t carry a child, and we — we jumped on the first solution. And then andrea got pregnant. That baby, it felt so real to me. All of my misgivings went away. All of them. And I was so invested in my child. I imagined myself just — just holding my baby. And I know that molly — she imagined the same thing. So she’s gonna be just as devastated as you are. And you need to be the one. You got to be the one she hears it from. I know how difficult this whole thing is, but I think that you and molly can get through it because you have one another. And take it from me, okay? Please don’t let this loss build a wall between you and molly. I know I’ve always been laser-focused on my career. For as long as I can remember, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Because mom was a lawyer. That was the original inspiration, but as I got older and the more I learned, the more the law challenged me and inspired me. But now, with andrea pregnant with our baby, things are different. I mean, life’s all about tradeoffs. If I were to give myself fully to the law, I’d be neglecting both my relationship with tj and the baby, and I’m not willing to do that. So what are you gonna do? Diane: I hear myself saying all of this, and I realize it’s just this ironic conundrum. How do you mean? Look, if robert scorpio were the kind of man who could distance himself from the troubles that anna devane is going through — even though, admittedly, this shooting is her problem to solve — well, then… then he wouldn’t be the kind of man that I would be attracted to. It’s precisely because he is so loyal and principled and ridiculously stubborn… that I find him so compelling.

[ Chuckles ] My mom’s alzheimer’s hello, curtis. Hey, babe. Oh, honey. Mwah! How was your day? You know, I just had the most enlightening and interesting conversation with my dad. As it turns out, we’re both into meditation. Really?! Wow. I… yeah, I guess that does fit into his laid-back personality. But you, huh? Finding it helpful? Yeah. Yeah, I am, very much. Uh, you know, when I start thinking too many negative thoughts, it helps me stay… calm and centered. I’m glad to hear that. Babe. Is everything okay? I got some news today. Okay, well, judging by your expression, must not have been good news. Um, well, sometimes when something bad happens, it makes you think about all the good things that are going on in your life. Did something happen with one of your patients? No. No, no. I, um… I just wanted to thank you for our daughter.

[ Exhales sharply ] We made that beautiful little girl together.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, we did. And we’re so lucky. And I’m grateful. I’m just — I’m just grateful for every day that we get to spend with her. You know, I never realized how much I wanted children until I was told I’m not physically able to have them. It just put everything in perspective. So when andrea told us she was pregnant, I just — i knew that my daughter or son would become my first priority and work would have to come second. Well, your son or daughter is gonna be the luckiest to have you as a mom. Thank you. But the baby is not coming for months, and I have to turn in a motion by friday, so I better get going. Yes. Same. Okay. So what are you gonna do about all this? I know you — when you identify a problem, you always find a solution. I’m doing it. I’m sitting here working it out with my best friend. Yes, what’s happening to anna is very serious, so, of course, I’m gonna be understanding that robert wants to be there for her. And I also have to remember that a lot has happened. Things have changed since he and I had our blowup last summer. How so? Well… holly and anna are in the past, and I know that robert is making me a priority. So that, of course, gives us tremendous potential for the future! It’s — it’s difficult what’s going on with anna, but it is just A… a detour on the highway of love, and it is not a dead end. Alright. I-I’m gonna have to stop you right here. What is with all the driving metaphors?

[ Chuckles ] So how does your face feel, cody? Cody: Well, haven, it actually feels great, but I’m not so sure I could do this at home by myself. Sasha here makes it look so easy. Oh, cody, I promise you, anyone can do this. Because the deceptor is doing all the work! And I have to say, it’s really making your skin look fresh. Sasha and cody together are golden. I mean, you really can’t force that kind of chemistry. I mean, people want to feel that it’s real. And when it happens, it’s money. Guess what. We are back. Deception is gonna make so much money.

[ Laughter ] Cyrus, I just don’t understand. I thought you were a reformed man. I thought you were a man of god. Oh, and that I am. Well, then live up to your end of the bargain. Because we had a deal. I did what you said. I did what you told me to do. You told me that you needed somebody to testify on your behalf at your parole hearing, tell the judge that you weren’t a risk, that you couldn’t possibly hurt anybody else. That’s what I did. I lied to a judge under oath, and I did that so that you could walk around a free man. Here you are.

[Chuckling] I don’t know what you want from me. Life is full of unexpected consequences. One never knows when one mayneed the services of a doctor. And how fortunate for me that I have you in my corner. You don’t own me. I’m gonna pay you back. Cyrus, I’m gonna pay you back every penny that you laid out for me to go to med school. I don’t want your money, austin. What do you want from me? I gave you the very life you’re living! I want your gratitude and your loyalty! And if you can’t supply those… then you can deal with your cousin mason by yourself. My dry eye’s made me a burning,stinging, 5-times-a-day,… …makeup smearing drops user. I want another option that’s not another drop. Be very careful, austin. It’s only my intervention that’s preventing mason from naming you as the mastermind behind ava jerome’s kidnapping. Yes. I know. You already said that. As well as any number of other crimes that happened around the hospital last summer, like the death of gordon stevens. I didn’t kill gordon stevens. I don’t know. The police might come into possession of some evidence that indicates otherwise. It all depends on you and whether or not you fully understand the concept of gratitude. Okay. I’ll do it. I’m sorry. I’ll — I’ll — you’ll do what? Whatever it is that you want me to do. I’ll do it. I’m your guy. That is so generous of you. Thank you, austin. Despite all of the obstacles that we made for each other and all those years apart, we’ve come back together. Mm! As a family. And I couldn’t agree with you more. So you want to tell me what prompted this big philosophical discussion? Can we just say that I’ve had a shift in perspective and I realized how different… no. No. I’ve realized how empty my life would be if I didn’t have trina in it. But we did. And for that, I’m just — I’m just so grateful. Well, that makes two of us. Ohh. Thank you for dinner. Thank you for lending a sympathetic ear. You’ve listened to me a gazillion times. It’s what besties do. I know. I know. But let’s face it. It’s been a while since I’ve had a romantic problem to solve. So do you now have an answer? I do, thank you. Good!

[ Cellphone rings ] Speak of the devil. Alright. Well, take it ’cause I’ve got to get back to work. D.A. Scorpio. Are your ears on fire? I was just talking about you. Oh! Excuse me. Yes? Um, my daughters were having lunch here, and one of them left a tablet, so I’ll be happy to return it. Thank you. Mm-hmm.

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, tj. Bad news. Oh. What — what’s wrong? I met up with kristina earlier at the metro court to give her some advice on a contract, so I think I’m gonna have to stay a little late at the office tonight. I guess I won’t be able to do that next year when the baby’s here. Molly, we need to talk right away. I’m only talking about working another hour or two. Molly. Please. It’s important. I need you to meet me at home. So… I think the shoot went rather well, don’t you? That’s putting it mildly. You know, I’ve never seen a product sell out so fast. Well, that’s ’cause lucy does know what she’s doing. Thank you. Yes, well, and we are very eager to have cody and sasha come back and make another appearance. Aw, gee, are you actually admitting that you were wrong about them? Honey, the numbers don’t lie. The audience really seemed to love them. We can’t wait to have them back. Aw, honey. I just don’t know. I’ll have to check my calendar, but I will get back to you. You did great, mr. Bell! Oh. Thanks, julie. I think you even impressed haven. And that is almost impossible to do.

[ Chuckles ] Aah! Sasha! That was so fantastic! Best sales pitch I have ever seen! You and cody, you were so natural together! You guys were dynamite! Thank you, maxie, but I can’t do this. Do what, exactly? I can’t work with cody anymore. What?! Why not?!

[ Chuckles ] Isn’t it obvious? I have feelings for him.

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Spencer has a talk with Esme and asks her to reconsider getting an apartment. Esme tells him she needs to move out because she wants to have her own life and maybe find love.

Ava advises Trina to tell Spencer how she feels about the Esme situation. Ava also tells Trina to listen to Spencer how he feels about the situation.

Portia and Terri tell Finn that he and the hospital are being sued for malpractice. Elizabeth tells Finn that she will help him prove that he wasn’t negligent in the treatment of his patient Mr. Muldoon.

Carly is determined to find out why Nina wants to sell her back her half of the Metro Court.

Laura tells Nina and Valentin what Charlotte told her about needing to protect her papa from Anna. Valentin finds the letter Victor wrote to Charlotte in Charlotte’s room. Laura reads the letter aloud to Nina and Valentin and they are all angry about the way Victor has manipulated Charlotte.

Cyrus demands that Mason tell the police he acted alone when he kidnapped Ava.

Dante advises Austin to tell the police the name of his boss in Ava’s kidnapping and maybe he won’t go to jail.

Cyrus leaves Austin a note telling him not to be foolish because it could be deadly.

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oh. Hey. Hey. What’s with all the paperwork? The hospital is facing another series of budget adjustments. I have to get it in by the end of the year. “Adjustments” as in staff cuts and supply shortages? Hm, hopefully not as bad as last year. But we’ll get through it. You always do.

[ Elevator bell dings ] I’m glad you’re here. I need to, um, speak with you, please, dr. Finn. “Dr. Finn.” That’s very formal. I must be doing a consult. No, no, actually, dr. Randolph and I, we need to meet with you. Of course. She’s waiting for us in her office. Okay. Everything okay? I don’t know. You tell me. Um, I’m fine. Everything’s okay with me. Really? Yeah. Then why is nina offering to sell me back my half of the metro court? I don’t know. This is the first time I’m hearing this. Thank you for coming. Laura is gonna be here any minute. So, something else happen with charlotte? No. She’s recovering. She seems to think that anna shot her intentionally. What?! No! She told you that? No. She told laura that last night. Why would charlotte think that? I don’t know. I didn’t really talk to laura much before she was called away on official business at city hall. And then I would have talked to charlotte, but she was asleep. Oh, well, I’m glad you didn’t wake her up. She needs her rest. When did you go home? About 4:30. Once she was removed from the icu, then the nurses convinced me to come get some sleep.

[ Knock on door ] Yeah. But I’m gonna go back to the hospital as soon as laura tells us what happened. Hi. Come in. Valentin. Oh. Nina. I-I-I just wasn’t expecting you to be here. Uh, your aunt alexis isn’t here, spencer. I know. I came here to see you. Trina. Hi. Hey. I-I thought you had classes today. Yeah, I did. I just came straight from my last one. You’re not on the schedule. Yeah, I know. I just didn’t want to go back to the dorms. Is everything okay? No. I, um — I got into a big fight with spencer yesterday. Oh. Oh, I’m so sorry. Seems like, um, it was a pretty serious fight. It was. He gave me an ultimatum. And what did you do? I got up and I walked out on him. And I’ve been avoiding him ever since.

[ Knock on door ] Detective falconeri. What can I do for you? I just want to ask you a few questions about your cousin, mason. Yeah, I already spoke to chase about this and another detective. Right. Yeah. He said — and you told him to talk to your lawyer. Exactly. So I don’t have anything else to say to you. That’s cool. Um… maybe you can listen.

[ Monitor beeping ] Nice talking with you. Hello, mason. You know, the lord instructs us to comfort the sick and the prisoner. In you, I have both. Is that how you convinced the cop to let you in? Oh, he is a man of faith. What are you doing here? I’m here to show you the path to your redemption. Thank you, dr. Finn, for giving us some time. Did I have a choice? Please have a seat. This must be serious.

Very serious. You’re going to need to hire an attorney. Why? You and G.H. Are being sued for malpractice. Is this about ace? He’s having a ball down in daycare right now. I just saw him. Good. Okay. Well, in that case, I’m working. So if there’s anything you need to talk about, we can talk about it at, um — at your grandmother’s apartment, okay? You were gonna say “home.” Yes. I was. But I didn’t because ace and I are currently “staying” with your grandmother and kevin. Home will be the apartment we move into. I’m surprised that spencer doesn’t realize you are not the kind of young woman who would take kindly to ultimatums. I mean, who would? Yeah. Right on. So… why do you think he did it? We were talking about his relationship with esme and ace and how it feels like there’s no room in his life for our relationship. So I spoke up and I told him how I felt. Good for you. It sounds like, uh, mason’s been hanging around this office and your E.R. For the past year. Please, have a seat. Thank you. So, my cousin mason suffers from the misconception that he and I are close. Is that why he’s been inviting third parties into your E.R. For treatment? I have no memory of anything like that. Nothing. Well, I mean, you know how — how busy and crazy the E.R. Can get. Right. It makes it easier when you’re not keeping a record of treating your cousin’s friends and coworkers, maybe even treating them for injuries they sustained while committing criminal activities. But that would make you an accessory after the fact. Mason: Redemption? Yes, my son. All you need to do is confess your sins. That’s a long list, boss. I’m talking about your very recent, very specific sins — abducting ava jerome, intending to hold her for ransom, then reconsidering that option. Ava was in your car. As you tried to decide your next move, you were confronted by dex heller. During the struggle that followed, you were shot by detective dante falconeri. You’ll still be on the hook for the kidnapping charge, but the attempted-murder charges will be dropped. All you need to do is to admit that you acted alone. But I didn’T. I think that this is a conversation you might prefer to have privately. No. Nina is fully involved. She took an enormous risk deleting the security footage of charlotte breaking into anna’s room at the metro court. She loves charlotte, I promise you, laura. My only concern is for charlotte. And I’ve already told her that charlotte claims that anna shot her intentionally. So I-I guess you haven’t spoken to charlotte yet today? No. I wanted to hear what she told you last night first. She admitted to trying to push anna out of port charles and away from you. Why? Did she tell you? Yes. It is exactly as we suspected. Victor. So nina didn’t tell you that she was selling her half of the metro court? No, uh, but we don’t talk much about business. But it surprises me because she loves running the place, and now she’s better friends with olivia, so I don’t — I don’t know. Something’s changed. Did she tell you why she wanted to sell back? She said that she was busy. But it was really strange. So I’m not buying it. Well, we got a lot going on.

Nina’s got something going on, and I’m gonna find out what it is. Before my doctor and I chose so charlotte confirmed to you that victor convinced her to go after anna? Laura: Yes, she said that her grandfather had written to her, that he came to visit her at the boarding school. I got the impression that they had had some really long conversations. Victor doing most of the talking. She seems overly obsessed with protecting you. Protecting me? From anna. So victor convinced charlotte that anna was a threat to you. Bastard. So charlotte did everything that she did because she thought that she was protecting you, valentin. Let’s not jump to conclusions. Nina and I just got married. She, you know, has a relationship with willow now. Maybe she just wants to spend more time with amelia and wiley. It’s that simple. It’s never that simple with nina. Ever. Like it is with you? Hey, at least with me, you get full disclosure and transparency whether you like it or not. That’s — that’s true enough. Thank you. Is crimson losing money? Not that I know of, but even if it was, why would she want to sell her half of the metro court? Maybe she needs money to shore up the magazine. Money’s not an issue for nina. But let’s say you accepted her offer. Where would you get the money? Can you tell me who the patient is who’s suing me and what the complaint is? The patient in question has died. His wife is the one who’s filing the suit. Here’s the patient’s file. Dennis muldoon. We’ll need all the other notes you have on the patient and also everyone on staff who worked on the case with you. Of course. Does this mean I am suspended? No. Y-you’ll still be able to practice. With some restrictions. What kind of restrictions? The hospital’s policy in a case like this allows a staff doctor to continue to practice, but if you’re dealing with a potentially fatal case, you’ll need to request a second opinion before you can offer treatment or prescribe medication. I see. And because of your history of substance abuse, you will be required to do drug testing on a weekly basis. I see. And I understand. That’ll be the easiest part of this process for me. Good. How much time do I have to find an attorney? You should start looking immediately. Sit down. You have been a saint when it comes to spencer spending time with esme and ace. I couldn’t stay quiet that long. Really? No way! I mean, sure, I have quite a history with esme, and this amnesia thing of hers is a bit hard for me to swallow. But that aside, you’re in love with spencer. And here he is, spending so much time with his ex and — and her baby, the baby who happens to be his brother. I do understand why he’s being so protective of ace, though. Yeah. So do I. And god knows where nikolas is, so he’s no help at all. And he made a lot of mistakes with spencer. So I’m sure spencer just wants to make sure that ace isn’t shortchanged the way he was. You’ve told me that yourself. When I try to justify all the time he’s spending with esme and ace. You have been very patient and very understanding. I have been, haven’t I? Yes, you have! So what changed? I don’t want you and ace to move out. You have made that perfectly clear. But it is not up to you. I just don’t understand why you’re leaving all of a sudden. It’s not all of that sudden. It’s — it’s what’s best for me and ace. How? [ Sighs ] Esme, right now ace has everything that he needs. I don’t understand how you taking him and moving out into a different apartment is going to be better for him. If you do that, you’re gonna have to take care of him all of the time. The only time that you’re not gonna have to take care of him is when he’s here at daycare. Yeah. And that’s what mothers do. Yeah, when they’re on their own. But, esme, you don’t have to be. I’m more than willing to step up and help you take care of him. My grandmother and kevin, they both love spending time with him. So you and I both got a little bit of backup if we need it. I can still drop ace off with kevin and laura whenever they’re available, and you can help take care of ace. Okay, so then what would be the point in you leaving? Because ace and I need to get away from you. Moving forward with node- positive breast canceris overwhelming. Alright. You asked me to listen, and I did. I did all the listening. Um, I’m not quite finished. Detective, you don’t have anything. If you had any proof of what you’re talking about, you wouldn’t be here fishing. I’m not fishing. Security footage is proof. Sworn affidavits from dozens of G.H. Staffers who saw you and mason and his friends is proof. And now we have your cousin handcuffed to a bed upstairs. And the more we get to know about his criminal activities, the easier it’s gonna be to prove that you were working with mason in the kidnapping and attempted murder of ava jerome. No. I-I’m the one who saved her. You ordered me to abduct ava. And austin would be forced to testify at your medical hearing. You get yourself out of pentonville. But then the moment I’m on the hook and ava could I.D. Me to the cops, you tell me to let her go? Look. All due respect, boss, I-I couldn’t take that chance. I had to get rid of her. Boy, these heavy drugs they have you on — that must have addled your brain to come up with such wild and false allegations. I understand you must be frightened. But tell me, mason. Did those drugs make you forget my last visit and how I explained to you exactly how this could end for you? The pain you felt when you were shot… any pain you have felt during your entire life will pale in comparison to the pain you will feel during your long, excruciating journey to death, if you ever betray me again. I believe you remember now. Finn is a good doctor. He’s a good friend. I hated seeing the look on his face. Me too. It’s hard enough losing a patient, but then to be accused of malpractice? I’m sure that he took copious notes. I hope you’re right. We need dr. Finn and G.H. To be cleared of any wrongdoing. So? What happened? What did terry and portia want to talk to you about? Every doctor’s nightmare. I don’t know if I want to buy back the metro court. You love that place. Yeah, but I love kelly’S. And I’ve made some great changes. And in some ways, I feel like kelly’s is a better fit for me than the metro court. I don’t see it. I know the metro court seems like it was better for me. But I love both. I do. And I can’t run both and own them, so I’m going to have to make a choice. Seems like an easy choice to me. But it’s not. My mom gave me kelly’s when I was in a really bad place. It was really generous of her. Is bobbie still away? Yeah, she’s in amsterdam, taking care of luke’s affairs. And the last thing she needs is for me to abandon kelly’S. You could always find somebody dependable to run the place. Okay, but if I decided to buy back the metro court, I have to figure out a way to finance it. Well, I can… no! …Help… do not offer! …You, but… oh, my god. When charlotte first woke up after the surgery, she asked me where you were, and I said that you had gone for a walk with anna, and then she seemed to be genuinely frightened for your safety. And that’s when she told you what she did? Yes. She admitted to trying to push anna out of town and — and away from you to protect you. Well, we know that she trashed anna’s hotel suite. Did she admit to anything else? She didn’t get into any specifics, no. And, you know, after what she’d been through, I just didn’t think it was the right time to question her about anything. No. Of course. Of course. You know, when charlotte is a bit stronger, maybe kevin can talk to her again. It seems like she opens up to him. Mm-hmm. Yes. And he’s already agreed that he would come and visit her whenever we decide she’s ready for it. Good. You know, this whole thing is just awful. It’s awful. But at least we know that charlotte wasn’t acting on her own. She was motivated by victor’s hatred for anna. Yes, and he knew that she was at a very impressionable age. And he arranged to get her far away from home and all alone. Should never have let her go to that damn place. Look. You thought you were doing something good for her. And we all did at that time. You said he wrote a letter? Yes. That’s what she told me. Excuse me. Sometimes it can feel like there’s no way oinding you up on theroof the night mr. Muldoon died. You were devastated. A-and now his family is suing the hospital and you? Why? They believe I’m negligent for not diagnosing his cancer in time. Well, did his symptoms indicate cancer? He had a tapeworm that he picked up traveling abroad. He traveled for work extensively, mostly in third-world countries. So I — I ordered blood work, and the results came back with anomalies, anomalies consistent with a lot of causes, tapeworm among them. You know, G.I. Distress, fatigue, weight loss. So I sent him home with a plan of treatment and a request for further testing. He called me a few days later, and he said he f– he said he was feeling much better. Okay. Well, then he — he went on another trip and another trip. And although I had requested this further testing, including a colonoscopy, he didn’t come in for, uh — for two months. And that’s when I expanded the scope of the treatment and — and ordered the further blood testing. And that’s when you found the cancer. Yeah, he didn’t — he didn’t see it coming. Neither of us did. And… you know, he thought he’d be in here for a couple hours, and then I had to tell him… had to tell him he had cancer, and he, uh… it was too late to start any treatment. He never left this hospital again. Finn. I’m sure you didn’t do anything wrong. Yeah, I believe I didn’t, but… that may not matter. Spencer: So we’re back to this? Victor. Spencer: So we’re back to this? You’re gonna take ace and leave because you don’t want him growing up thinking that the three of us are a family? That’s right. Because the longer that the three of us live together, the harder that’s gonna be on ace when it ends — and it’s going to end. What makes you say that? Because it has to. Spencer, you want your own life. And I-I really understand that. You want to travel when you want to travel. You want to spend time with the people you want to spend time with. And sooner or later, you’re going to want to spend all of your time with someone. You can’t have that life and ace. Why not? Esme, you and I do not need to be in a romantic relationship for me to commit to ace… or to you. What changed was I said one word. One word? Yes. And spencer lost it. There’s got to be more to it than that. Well, when laura and kevin came back from their trip, esme felt that it was too crowded, so she decided to rent a place for her and ace. So far, so good. That’s what I thought! And laura supported that idea. She even offered to co-sign the lease. Go, laura! But when spencer told me that esme was moving out, I just said exactly how I felt. I said, “finally.” That sounds perfect to me. Well, it didn’t sound good to spencer. I can cut a deal if I give up austin. Austin? Yes. I’m the dumb henchman, and he’s the smart doctor who planned everything. There’s plenty of evidence to back it up, too. Okay? Lots of people have seen us together. And he slept with ava. I tell the cops that he seduced ava to get to her money, and when that blew up in his face, he asked me to take her. Your name will never be mentioned. You “saved” her? What I mean is that I would never hurt ava. That’s not what you said. You said you saved her. I did save her. That night at wyndemere, I saved her. Ryan chamberlain’s running around like a lunatic. Heather webber’s got a great big hook. And I got hooked. I’m sure all of this is in your files. Read your files. Well, no. I’ve read the files. The thing I can’t figure out is what you were doing at wyndemere in the first place. What’s the nature of your relationship to ava jerome? Ultomiris is for adults with generalize it was all victor. There’s no question. That’s my father’s handwriting. Oh, my god. Oh, my gosh! “My dearest charlotte. It’s with a heavy heart that I must write to you and share my concerns about our family’s future… a family I cherish and would give my life for. I’m afraid your father has gotten weak, charlotte. I had so much hope for him. But he’s forgotten how truly important family is since he’s fallen in love with anna devane. Anna has completely manipulated your father. Her extensive training in espionage has afforded her the ability to mask who she really is.” No wonder charlotte was confused. He weaponized her. “I tell you this. Anna devane is not who she seems. Do not trust her. Not for a minute. And it is imperative you never forget. You must use any weapon you can to defeat anna because your father clearly will do whatever she asks. And she will use his feelings. She will use your father and lead him into danger. She will lead him to his death.” Oh, my god! “My dear charlotte, you are the only one who can protect your father from anna devane. You, his most cherished possession, must save him. To guide you, I’m giving you these very special tarot cards. They’re powerful tools, charlotte. You’ll find them helpful. Use them wisely. Use them to protect and save your father, a man we both love dearly. Your ally and loving grandfather, victor cassadine.” Sick bastard. Victor found the perfect revenge. When did you say nina made this offer to you? This morning at kelly’S. Nina said she had been at the hospital all night with charlotte. Yeah, it was a tragic accident. I mean, anna’s torn apart by it. So is nina. Charlotte is like a daughter to her. And maybe — maybe it hit nina a lot harder than I thought. Maybe, but do you really think that’s the reason nina wants to sell the metro court? Is it bad for me to think that spencer’s too attached to his little brother? Mnh. I think this is more about esme than it is about ace. What was spencer’s ultimatum? He warned me if I made him choose between me and ace… I wouldn’t like the choice. Ouch. We were closer than ever in new york. But it never seems to fail that something like this will happen, and then we are further apart. It’s like we’re doomed to fail! You are a lot smarter than I thought you were, mason. That’s a very creative solution. It’ll work. Yeah. Not for me. I don’t want austin tainted by your crime. He’s a respected doctor, and I need to be able to avail myself of his services and support if necessary.

[ Scoffs ] So I get to rot in prison while college boy gets everything he wants. Oh, don’t be resentful. “College boy” will get everything he deserves in good time. Meanwhile, you will be well-protected in pentonville and lead a very comfortable life. And who knows — you might be eligible for release a lot sooner than you think. Provided you do exactly as you are told. Ava and I are very close. Will she corroborate that? Well, I mean, what relationship doesn’t have its ups and downs? Well, you’re looking at a lot of downs, man. I mean, we got a laundry list of charges we could file against you. Collusion. Kidnapping. Attempted murder. Are you — come on. Y-you said yourself you’ve got mason handcuffed to a bed upstairs. You caught him red-handed. You shot him. I did. I did. But you think it was mason’s idea to kidnap ava? I don’t know. Ask mason. Come on, doc! He’s not the brains behind this thing. He was the muscle. He was following someone’s orders. Maybe yours. No. You’re the smart guy. Come up with the name of mason’s boss. Maybe you got a chance to save yourself.

Rsv can and he convinced her to target the woman that I love. How can anna fight back ag I know how important brick is to you. Dex actually has stepped up. If it wasn’t for him and dante, ava would be dead. So I don’t want you to worry. You got — you got drew back. You guys enjoy each other. Thank you. And maybe you’re right about nina, okay? You should think real hard about taking her offer. I will. Watch your back. I always do. Victor turned my daughter into a weapon. He’s weaponized your granddaughter. And he convinced her to target the woman that I love. How can anna fight back against a child? But victor is dead. And now that we have proof that he was behind all of this, we just talk to charlotte. We say that victor was wrong about anna, that nothing in that letter is true. Yes, but we have to look at this from charlotte’s point of view for a moment. Her grandfather told her that anna was dangerous, that she was a threat. And now, in charlotte’s mind, anna has proven that by shooting her. Yeah, but it was an accident. Yes, of course, and we all know that. But because of victor, charlotte actually believes that anna shot her intentionally. She believes that anna wanted to kill her. And she wants anna arrested for it. Exactly what kind of commitment are you willing to make? I have money, and I can see to it that you are financially taken care of. You can quit this job if you so choose, and I can share in the childcare responsibilities with you, esme. I just want to make sure that my little brother is happy. Do you really think that moving him out of my grandmother’s home is what’s best for him right now? We are a team. We’re just not a romantic one. You know what? That all sounds great, spencer. So let’s go for it. Yeah, why don’t we get a nice little house somewhere for the four of us? For the four of us? Yeah. You, me, ace, and trina. I’ll bet she’ll think this is a wonderful idea. Come on. Esme. Esme! No. You come on! The longer I live in that apartment with you and your grandmother, the longer I’m putting my life on hold. And that’s not fair to me. On hold? And it’s not fair to ace. On hold? You aren’t the only one who deserves to have someone special in your life, spencer. Oh, so this isn’t really about ace at all. Geez, I didn’t realize that you were so desperate to find someone new. I am desperate to start my life again! Look, and I don’t have to defend myself to you or anyone else. I am going to do what’s right for ace and, yes, what’s right for me. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have work to do. Pick up. Pick up. Please call me. I, um — I need you. Things have gone from bad to worse. Terry, I’ve never been in any sort of malpractice lawsuit situation before. What’s the next step? Does the hospital have the same lawyer as dr. Finn does? In my experience, hospitals are advised to have a separate lawyer. Dr. Finn will need to prove he didn’t do anything negligent, whereas we’ll have to prove it was a good decision to employ finn. And we’ll have to demonstrate that we have a solid system of checks and balances and that we don’t have a history of malpractice suits. Wow. I-I wouldn’t want to be in finn’s shoes right now.

[ Chuckles ] A case like this, it could ruin your whole career. Yeah, and lawsuits like this have taken down bigger hospitals than G.H. Let’s hope that’s not the case this time. Once we find you an attorney, they will tell you what you’re up against and how we need to proceed. “We”? Well, yeah. I’m gonna help you with this. I was with you the night mr. Muldoon died. I can testify to your state of mind… and the fact that you never said anything that might indicate that you might have made a mistake with his diagnosis and treatment. Listen. You don’t have to do this. No, please don’t argue with me. I am going to help you do everything you can to clear your name. I don’t want you risking your position. I’m not risking anything. And as head nurse, I want the truth to come out. So, moving forward, let’s just get back to work. And later tonight, we’ll start going over your notes. Finn: Hey. Thank you. That sounds like a good plan. You think maybe we could start tomorrow? I just — I need a day to process all this. My career is in jeopardy. We’re not gonna let anything happen to you. I’m lucky to have you. Yeah, you are. But it goes both ways. What should I do, ava? You’re not talking to an expert in relationships here. You know, I’ve had my share, and none of them have gone the distance. Not that I’m giving up, mind you. Good. I still believe that happy endings are possible. And, trina… you are just at the beginning.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Do you think that maybe that’s the same person who just tried to call you? I think I can guess who it was. Spencer. I don’t want to talk to him right now. How long do you plan to avoid him? I don’t have a plan. I just…don’t want to argue anymore. And I’m not giving in to his ultimatum. Have you told him how you feel? Just — the way that you’ve just told me? I guess not. Do you still love him? Yes. Oh, then, sweetheart… sit down with him. And talk to him. A-and keep cool. And don’t point fingers. Just tell him how you feel and why you feel that way. And then listen to him and be respectful of how he feels.

[ Sighs ] Okay. Thank you. Ohh! Thank you. Ava. I knew you would tell me the right thing, even if it was hard for me to hear. What are friends for, huh? Now, maybe you should reply to spencer’s text? Dr. Gatlin-holt. Yes. This was left for you. Thank you. Mm-hmm.

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[ Sighs ] Good morning. Good morning. Ned? Yep. It’s me. Liv. Thank you, yuri. You’re welcome, miss lois. Alright. You know what? You need to stop with the “miss” and just call me lois. Got it? Got it. Got it. Morning, yuri! Is there any coffee made? I just brewed fresh pot for your mother. Oh, great. I’ll take a cup. Thank you. Ooh! Somebody’s full of energy this morning. Oh, well, I need to be. And so do you. You are going to help me strategize for blaze. How you doing on that cereal, buddy? You almost done? Yeah. Just a few more bites. Okay. We can’t be late this morning.

[ Door opens ] Did you get amelia settled at the main house? Michael: Yeah, she is happily playing in the nursery. What are you two doing? I’m almost ready, dad. Where’s your math workbook? I took it upstairs last night after you helped me. I’ll go get it. No, wiley needs to go get it as soon as he’s finished eating his breakfast. Can we go see grandma nina after school? Please? Good morning, carly. Uh, hi, nina. Um… do you want to sit at the counter or — oh, no. I have to get to work. Could I have a yogurt parfait and a cup of coffee with an extra shot of espresso to go? Um, sure, sure. Okay. Uh… were you at the hospital last night? You heard. Yeah. I-I can’t believe it. I-I just — I can’t believe what happened to charlotte. Yeah, it was a terrible, terrible accident. Anna mistook charlotte for an intruder and shot her. Is my papa here? He has been by your side all night long, but about an hour ago, we were able to convince him to go home and get some rest now that you’re out of the icu. Has anna been here? Deputy mayor. Detective. Do you know why she wanted to meet us here this morning? No, I don’T. But I don’t imagine it’s anything good.

[ Knock on door ] Yeah. Anna devane. Here to see you both. Perfect. Thank you. Um, when did charlotte wake up from her surgery? Well, last night. Valentin and I were there. And they’ve since moved her out of icu, which — thank god. And her doctor expects her to have a full recovery. Oh. That’s incredible. Yeah. Well, please tell her if she needs anything I-I’m here for her. We’re family, and I would love to help out any way I can. Thank you. I’ll pass that along. I appreciate it, and I’m sure valentin and laura do, too. Alright, well, I’m gonna check on your order.

[ Door opens ] Martin! Nina. Good morning. Give me one reason why I shouldn’t have you disbarred for violating attorney/client privilege. Grandma nina said that I can come to her office any time I want, and she’ll help with my homework. That’s very generous of grandma nina. And maybe we will take her up on the offer. But not today. Aw. Why not? You have t-ball today, remember? Oh, yeah! Do you think we could see grandma nina after? Maybe after your t-ball game. Deal? Deal! Okay. Now run upstairs and grab your math workbook. You hate this, don’t you?

[Breathlessly] Yeah. You’re ned, alright. I’m back, baby. Oh, that you are.

[ Laughs ] Mmm. Mmm. Wish I could spend the rest of the day in bed with you. Don’t tempt me. You’re tempting me.

[ Giggles ] Mmm. Mmm. Oh, god. I got so much work to do at the metro court today. Okay. I know you have work to do, but so do I. Elq has been neglected for months, and I’m sure I just have a mountain of paperwork to comb through and a lot of meetings to catch me up. Speaking of meetings, I got one with nina today about the renovations on the rooftop. I give you my word that I will do everything I can to make sure that no one finds out it was you who tipped off the sec about drew and carly. Ned? What’s wrong? Oh, my god. Please tell me you’re still ned! I am. Oh. Thank god. What happened? I, uh… I just remembered something very important. Okay. So what do you need your ma’s help with? Well, link had blaze pigeonholed as a pop star. Don’t get me wrong. She’s a great pop star. But she wants to explore other musical styles. That’s where you come in. Ah, yes, yes, yes. The old tricky transition. Yes, well, that — that’s not gonna be so easy. See, you gotta let your musical talent follow their own inspirations. But you’ve got to manage their expectations. You got to monitor and — well, mentor them really, right? Because you want to make sure that they don’t reject the new material and run back to what they’re familiar with. All the while, you got to keep an eye on their audience. Okay. You might have to remind me of some of that later. Um, okay, so here is some of the stuff that blaze is considering. Mm! Okay. Hm. Mm-hmm. Didn’t you say that your, uh — your artist blaze is a pop star? Yeah. Well, this stuff looks folky and country. It is. The country market is red-hot right now. You could, uh, how you say, uh… lean into this? Good morning. My name is gregory chase. I have an appointment with my specialist, dr. Kramer. I’ll check you in, mr. Chase. Thank you. I appreciate the ride, son. But you don’t have to wait for me. I’ll get a rideshare home. You’re not getting rid of me

that easy, dad. Go to kelly’s, grab a breakfast, enjoy this nice fall morning, I insist. So do I. I’m not leaving. I’ll be right here when you get out. -Thanks for meeting me. -No need to thank us. What’s going on, anna? Uh, despite being here, this is not official. Okay? None of it. Everything I say is off the record. And I-I asked to meet with both of you because you’re my friends and… dante, you need to know this because charlotte is lulu’s daughter and she’s family. Off the record, 100%. Yeah. Off the record. What do you have? Not sure, really, where to start. Um… what I’m gonna say, it — it doesn’t justify what happened. Okay? Nothing can justify that. Anna, we’re all friends here. We said we’d keep it off the record. Just tell us what you have to say. Apparently charlotte has been stalking me for months. Drew: Carly. I did– hey. Wow. Good morning, handsome. Hey. Good morning. Hi. This first day back at aurora, I thought I would just kind of dress up a little. Yeah. [ Laughs ] What are the chances that you and i can have a little bit of breakfast first? I have been trying to get ahold of you for weeks. You haven’t answered my calls. You’re not returning my texts or my e-mails. Are you avoiding me, martin? Perish the thought. T-the simple fact is, I’m a very busy attorney. I have a lot of cases to attend to, not just you. And then, of course, there’s lucy, and, you know, what she’s been going through over at deception. She has needed my shoulder to cry on. Well, I needed you to shut your mouth. I heard that recording of you accusing me of turning in carly and drew in to the sec.

[Chuckling] Accusing? Wait, my dear nina. That wasn’t an accusation. That tape was an admission. And we both know it. You were the one that wanted the sec to investigate drew and carly. And you were my attorney. You… you were my go-between. You were my insurance to make sure that I was protected. You promised me that I would be protected. And then you gave me up?! I could stand to lose everything. You’ve already lost. My opinion of nina has never changed, but I try not to make that obvious in front of wiley. Well, I think you’ve done a great job, because I don’t think wiley realizes how you really feel about nina… at least for now. So I’ll just go on trying to pretend that I like nina. I don’t want you to pretend. That wouldn’t be fair to wiley. We should always be truthful with him. Even it comes down to what kind of woman she really is? Okay, what I hope is that you allow for the possibility that nina really has learned her lesson and has changed. And I know — I know you want to believe that, willow, but you’re wrong. Wrong how? It was nina. What was nina? It was nina who pointed the sec at drew and carly. What?! I overheard her talking to her lawyer, martin gray, at the metro court. And she had martin alert the sec about drew and carly. God. I can’t believe this. After martin walked away, I confronted her, and — and she wanted me to continue taking the fall for her… and that eventually all the people that meant the most to me would believe that I wasn’t the one who turned them in. Of course, I refused. Low-life piece of… and then the — the hostess came out, interrupted us, and said something about drew and tracy at the pool. And that’s when I was on my way out to tell drew everything and exonerate myself. And I slipped and fell. I need to tell drew and carly the truth. Wait. Wait, wait, wait. Don’T. Wait, wait. You can’T. What do you mean I can’t? Sonny and nina just got married. Sonny’s happier than I have ever seen him before. A-and drew is home. He’s home from pentonville. He’s safe. Nina and carly are getting along for once for the sake of the families. I — is there any chance that you could, um… forget that you remembered? How can you say that? Nina’s the one who turned them in, a-and you want her just to get away with it? Of course I don’t want her to get away with it. I’m just saying that maybe… her getting away with it is — is — is better than open warfare. Okay. That sounds great in theory. But what about clearing my name? Yuri, what do you consider great music? Good vocals or something that gives you a good vibe? Well, I’ve been enjoying the country music. Oh. Okay. Why country? The emotion is right there. It’s immediate. It’s at the surface. It’s raw and unaffected. Really good points, ma. Mm-hmm. Um, any particular songs? There’s one song. It’s really about parents and children, growing up and letting go. But the lyrics are basically a love song to a boat. There’s also love songs to a truck and so many love songs to whiskey. The inanimate objects serve as metaphors for life’s deepest emotions. Oh. Alright. Any songs about boats and trucks in here? Hey. How’d the appointment g– whoa. What’s with the brace? Oh, uh, I-I took a fall at the invader yesterday, and I reached out to brace myself and jammed my wrist up. Why didn’t you tell me that? Because I didn’t think it was anything serious and nothing to bother you about. Besides, it’s fine. It doesn’t even hurt. What did the specialist say? It’s fine, chase. Let’s get out of here. Dad, what did dr. Kramer say? He said I should be using a cane. Then why aren’t you? -How do you feel? -Okay. Just a little weak. That’s to be expected after surgery. That’s why we got to get you moving.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Valentin told me last night that charlotte has been stalking me for months, and he found out when she vandalized my suite at the metro court. What makes him so sure that it’s charlotte? There’s security footage showing her entering the suite during the window of time that it was trashed. And she was carrying a backpack. Where’s the footage now? He convinced nina to delete it from the server. Why? Why not tell you what’s going on? Because valentin thinks it’s charlotte who’s the arsonist who burned down your house? Right? My life was turned into a living hell, and you want me to give nina a free pass? Just because everyone’s happy? Ned, you’re back. I have you back. That is all that I care about. That is all that matters. Are you forgetting that everyone, including you, accused me of making that call to the sec? Hell, even my own mother thought I did it. Although, she actually applauded the move. Do you know what it feels like to be wrongly accused? I can’t even imagine. And I am so sorry that I did not believe you. People think I’m responsible for sending drew to prison where he almost got killed! So no. No. I’m not gonna drop this. But what I will do is hold off — for now. Trust me — I’m only doing this for you. So if you want peace, I’ll give you peace, at least for a little while. But when everything settles down, at some point, I’m going to clear my name and expose nina. Okay. You can have this coffee. Mm-hmm. It was for nina, but I’d rather give it to you. Yes, please. Ohh. That’s so good. It’s just coffee.

[ Laughs ] No, it’s so much better than whatever it was they were serving at pentonville. I’m serious. Hm. So, breakfast wasn’t the — the real reason I stopped by. Ohh. Well, why did you stop by? Just to spend time with you. Hey. What’s going on?

[ Sighs ] I’m sorry. I just can’t stop thinking about charlotte. And the fact that anna shot her. Nina! Just so you know… the tape that michael has wasn’t me giving you up. Really, martin? Then what was it? A reluctant admission of something he already knows. Look. The man’s got a source. Probably somebody in the sec. I don’t know. But whoever it is was absolutely sure that it was you. What I can say with certainty, however, is that michael corinthos is a very formidable enemy, and he has painted a bull’s-eye on your back. Nina is never content with what she has, and I don’t think it’s ever gonna change. She’s gonna keep pushing for more and more. Yeah, sure, she’s all nice and light and sweet when she get what she wants, but when she doesn’t get what she wants, she turns into somebody completely different. Like when she lashed out at us at the visitation hearing. Michael, I agree. Nina can be ugly and vindictive. But that was more than a year ago. I have watched her. I really think that nina has learned from her mistakes. And we’d be setting a bad example for wiley if we can’t forgive somebody. Yeah. Found it, mom! And guess what else I found! Your favorite eraser. Nope! Grandma carly’s t-ball hat. And that is a very important hat. It’s what she wears to support your team. Yep. I took it home by accident. Can you give it back to her, mommy? Uh, I have a very busy day today, but I can try. You have everything? Yes. Okay. Math workbook in your backpack. Is daddy taking me to school? Nope. It’s my day to drop you off. Daddy needs to get to the office. -Bye, daddy! -Bye, bud. -Bye. Love you. -Bye. Love you. Come on.

[ Door closes ] I don’t see any trucks. I don’t see any boats or dogs. I don’t see any whiskey. Oh! Hang on. This one has whiskey. Yeah? It’s about loving someone and not being able to tell them. Ooh, I like that! Here it is. Mm-hmm! Who wrote it? Blaze did, actually. Which is unusual because she’s not a songwriter. She’s always gravitated more towards other people’s material. Well, from what it says, it looks like somebody is in blaze’s heart, but she cannot confess her love. Hm! Ned: Morning, all! Lois: Morning. Morning. Yuri made coffee. You’re not…eddie. Ned?! Dad? Is it really you? It’s me. I’m back. Brook lynn: Dad! Ohh! I missed you so much! Ah. I missed you, too. Wait until leo hears that you’re back. Just kind of bizarre to say since you’ve been here the whole time.

[ Laughter ] Lois: Hey! Is it really you? It’s me. Oh, well, it better be, because eddie wouldn’t be standing here in a $2,000 suit.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. Doesn’t he look sharp? Ready to conquer elq, huh? I want to apologize for everything that I put everyone through. And, brook lynn… I love you and I’m so proud to call you my daughter. Ohh! Aww! Isn’t that the truth? Hey. We did a good job with this one, didn’t we, ned? Oh, we sure did. Yeah.

[ Chuckles ] So… how is it that you are standing here in front of us with your full faculties? You know? I mean, w-what happened? Did you knock him over the head with your lasagna casserole? I did not, I promise, though I was tempted about a half a million times. But, seriously, what happened? How are you better? I had a near-death experience. I went to the boathouse and followed your advice. I dove in and almost drowned. Look, dad, I know that this is happening to you, but it’s also affecting me and finn. Because you’re our dad, and we both love you very much, and it hurts us to see you suffering. Look, we don’t want to take away your independence, but we do want to support you. That’s a fine line, son. I know it is. But in order for us to help and support you, we have to know what’s going on. So please don’t keep shutting us out like this. I-I tell myself that I don’t want to worry you or your brother, and that’s the truth. But it’s also true that I am… clinging to denial in spite of the symptoms — the — the cramping hands, the balance issues, the falls. There’s a part of me that still doesn’t believe I have als. I… I just can’t allow myself to accept the fact that this is happening to me. Charlotte is extremely lucky that she is gonna make a full recovery. Yes, and nina said she’s out of icu and she’s doing much better. That’s great. Yeah. I wonder how anna’s doing through all of this. I mean, I should probably stop by, check in on her, see if she needs anything. Hm. Hey. What’s going on? It just kind of hit me all over again. That you’re a free man? How lucky we are. Michael’s blackmailing me. Well, I’m not surprised. You’d probably do the same thing in a similar situation. No, actually, martin, I wouldn’T. Michael’s trying to control my access to my daughter and my grandchildren, and if I refuse, he’s gonna use that recording of yours telling everyone that I’m the one who tipped off the sec. So call his bluff. Do it. My mama always used to say, “everything’s gonna come out in the wash anyway.” So admit the truth. Tell everyone it was you. Throw yourself on carly and drew’s mercy. I’m not worried about carly and drew. I am worried about sonny… and my daughter. My family. This might be the last straw. They might not ever want to see me again. And that would destroy me. I’m afraid you’re stuck with whatever agreement you and michael have come to. Since you can’t turn me in for violating attorney/client privilege without exposing yourself in the process, I would strive for a more cordial tone. You need friends, nina. Don’t go adding to your list of enemies. Hi, charlotte. Hi, jake. These are for you. Thank you. They’re beautiful. How did you know roses are my favorite? I didn’t actually. I just told the lady at the flower shop that my — my friend was in the hospital and — and that I wanted to give her something pretty to make her feel better. I love them. Thank you. Elizabeth: They are really beautiful, but why don’t you hang on to them for right now? Do you want to go for a walk with us? Yeah. How are you feeling? Better — now that you’re here. Charlotte was at camp when your house burned down. Yeah.I’ve driven her to that camp. It’s about an hour away from your house. And she’s — she’s relatively tech-savvy, has money. She could have easily taken a rideshare back to port charles. And I’m sure she’s very familiar with the layout of your house. She is, yeah. I mean, that’s what valentin said last night, pretty much. So she spray paints “murderer” on your front door, burns down your house, vandalizes your hotel room, and, most recently, steals a key to the apartment and shows up there on halloween with a backpack… full of the same spray paint. Well, there’s one thing charlotte definitely didn’t do. She didn’t take a shot at anna at the metro court pool. You know what I see when I look at you? Yourself? A younger, more handsome version.

[ Chuckles ] I, too, was an athlete. I never had to struggle to stay in shape. I enjoyed exercising, pushing my body. I loved the satisfaction of a good hard workout. I look at you, and I see your… effortless grace and balance. I remember when I was like that. It never once occurred to me that I would lose that. I mean, I knew I’d grow older, but I took care of myself, I stayed fit. I never drank excessively. I never smoked. So how did this happen? How did… my body betray me to the point that I need a cane to walk? Pretty soon I won’t be able to walk at all. When I was a kid, I thought you were the tallest man in the world.

[ Chuckles ] I remember sitting on the living-room floor, looking up at you and thinking that my dad is the strongest, bravest, smartest man that I know. No one could be a better dad than my dad. And guess what. That little kid was right. No one comes close. Any time that I was scared of something… you would take my hand and you would say, “I got you, son.” And in that moment, it didn’t matter what it was, I knew. I knew that everything was gonna be okay. You remember that? I do. Well… I got you, dad. It confirms what I believe, that sonny was the intended target for the shooting at the metro court. There are obviously two forces at work here. Meaning you were just an innocent bystander like the rest of us. And the only person who’s been after you this whole time is charlotte. Yeah, I convinced myself that it was some ruthless killer from my past at the wsb. But then all this time, I’ve just… …been harassed by a teenager. Here you go. It’s the second cup of coffee I made because drew had the first one. Oh. Thanks. Drew? He’s here? Um, well, he stopped in to see me. Oh. Is he still inside? No, no. He went to his office at aurora. Oh. That’s good. Yeah. Uh, sonny told me that alexis secured his early release. I’m happy for drew. Happy for both of you. Thanks. I’m gonna get back to the customers. Carly… what martin and I were discussing out here, it… it actually concerns you. Michael: Hey! Welcome back! It’s good to see you walk through the door again. Oh. It’s good to be back. You could’ve taken the day off, come back monday. You kidding me?! I had plenty of time off when I was in pentonville. I needed this! I needed to get back at work. Okay. Alright. Well, then, let’s start with reviewing how aurora stands amongst all of our major divisions… and see where we’re headed. I got to say — I looked at the material that you e-mailed last night, and I was — I was really impressed. Your stewardship of the company has been just extraordinary.

[ Chuckles ] Well, I appreciate that. I guess I got a little more quartermaine in me than I’d like to admit. Hm. So where do you want to start? Let’s start with taking over elq. Ned, I meant to dive in metaphorically. I-I was trying to tell eddie to immerse himself in the music, not to immerse himself in a frozen lake! Well, at the time, I thought it was the only way I could finish the song! So I dove in. And it was when I was underwater that I realized… the siren was olivia. It was her voice calling me back. Literally calling to him every time I brought my head up for air out of the freezing water! Wait a minute. You dove in and saved him?! I did. And I would do it all again. Lois: Ohh… when I woke up on the shore with olivia kneeling beside me, I literally woke up. Completely. I knew who I was.

[Coughing] Copd hasn’t been pretty. Arson is just — I mean, it is so much worse than harassing. If it was charlotte who did this, I — okay. This is why this has to be off the record. Because I do not want her investigated, let alone charged. And whatever it is that she was thinking of doing on halloween, it certainly didn’t deserve the deadly force that I used against her. Anna, had you known charlotte was your stalker, you would have never pulled your gun. I know. Of course not. Of course not. But valentin chose to keep that from me. And I trusted him. And I won’t make that mistake again. I’m sorry, anna. I have to talk to charlotte. I need to understand why she was after me. But I have a feeling that’s not going to be easy. I’m gonna go get a vase for these beautiful flowers while the two of you visit. Thank you. Thanks, mom. I’m sorry. For what? For wrecking your halloween. I’m sorry I snuck off on you. Why did you? I had to protect my father. From who? From anna. She’s not the nice person she pretends to be. My grandfather victor was right. Right about what? He told me to watch out for her. And he was right. Anna came in the door, and as soon as she saw me, she… shot you. Why? I don’t know. Maybe the cops will come up with an answer. Would anyone like more freshly cut fruit? No, thank you. I have a busy day ahead. A lot to catch up on. Do you have any idea where my briefcase is? Yeah. Michael has it. There was some sort of a crisis at elq, and valentin was busy, and you were eddie maine, so michael decided to stop in and help out. Oh. Do you know what this crisis was? No idea. Just — he was looking for some deal notes, thought they might be in your briefcase, so I gave it to him. All the more reason to get back in the office. So I can run elq again and michael can turn his focus back on aurora. See you later. If the aurora and elq merger had succeeded, then I would have controlling interest of elq and I could’ve pushed valentin out. But ned switched sides, and the whole thing failed. Yeah, well, now ned thinks that he’s eddie maine and his only motivation is his guitar. Exactly! So the gates are wide open for this takeover. I mean, ned can keep doing whatever he’s doing and strum his guitar. But we got to figure out a way to take elq back. Alright, but look. Last time there was an attempted merger, you got sent to prison for insider trading. This time, there’s gonna be no insider trading because this time the only two people that are gonna know about this are you and me. Carly: What were you and martin discussing that had to do with me? Well, even before charlotte was injured, I knew that I was spreading myself really thin. Running crimson is a full-time job and — and co-owning the metro court is, too, so I know that something needs to go. Okay. What are you getting at, nina? Well, w-what I’m getting at, carly, is that I’ve really enjoyed my time at the metro court and — and olivia has been a really great business partner. But my first love is crimson. So I was wondering if there was a possibility of us exploring the idea of you buying back your half of the hotel. Hi. Hi, carly. Wiley accidentally took this home after his last game. Oh! He insisted I bring it back to you. Oh, t-that’s so sweet of him. Speaking of wiley, he really wants to make a date with you, nina, to help him with his homework. I’m so sorry. You two were in the middle of a conversation, and I just interrupted. Oh… that’s okay. Um, I… nina had just offered to sell me back my half of the metro court. Wow. Really? That’s terrific news. Yeah, w-we were just in the discussion stage. You should talk to michael about this. I-I’m sure he’d be happy to help make it happen.

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Ned and Olivia wake up in bed together; she’s relieved again that he’s Ned and not Eddie. They make love again. Later, he remembers Nina being the one who turned in Carly and Drew. He wants to expose her, but Olivia asks him not to tell, to keep the peace with Sonny and everyone else. Ned’s angry that everyone blames him for it, but he agrees to wait for a while.

Brook Lynn asks Lois for help in promoting Blaze’s career – beyond pop music into country or folk. Yuri puts in his own two cents about country music, which helps them. They look through her songs and find one she wrote that talks about an unrequited love. Ned and Olivia tell them that Ned is no longer Eddie, so they’re overjoyed. Brook Lynn hugs Ned, who’s all dressed up in a suit, ready to go to ELQ. Lois hugs him, too. Ned apologizes to them all for how he acted while was Eddie and explains how he got his memory back. They’re shocked but touched that Olivia was his siren and saved him from drowning.

Ned and Olivia have breakfast, served by Yuri. Ned wonders where his briefcase is, so she tells him Michael borrowed it during an ELQ crisis. Ned wonders what that was about, but she doesn’t know. He hopes to run ELQ again, and Michael can focus on Aurora.

When Wiley begs Willow to go see Nina after school, Willow can tell that Michael still isn’t too fond of Nina. He admits that he still doesn’t like Nina because she’s pushy and can be unpredictable. Willow thinks that Nina has learned from her mistakes and that they should forgive her (because of Wiley).

Nina goes to Kelly’s to get breakfast to go. She and Carly chat briefly about Anna shooting Charlotte by accident. Nina sees Martin and gives him a hard time for betraying her to Michael. He tells her that Michael already knew, from someone at the SEC. She frets that Michael is blackmailing her. He suggests that he admit to everyone what she did, so Michael can’t blackmail her any more. She’s worried about Sonny and Willow cutting her out of their lives. He suggests that she be nicer to him because she needs friends.

Drew surprises Carly at Kelly’s, looking nice (all dressed up for work). He suggests they have breakfast. Carly is upset about Charlotte. They hug and kiss. Carly walks out of Kelly’s just after Martin leaves, bringing Nina her coffee and yogurt. Nina is happy to hear that Drew was there and is back at work. She tells Carly she’s happy for both of them. Nina explains that she’s been too busy lately with Crimson, her family and the Metro Court, so she’d like to sell her half of the Metro Court back to Carly. Willow walks up to bring Carly a baseball cap that Wiley had borrowed. She apologizes for interrupting their conversation. She thinks it’s great that Nina wants to sell the Metro Court back to Carly. Carly looks shocked and suspicious. Willow innocently suggests that they get Michael’s help.

Anna goes to the PCPD to tell Dante and Jordan about how Charlotte has been stalking her for months. They discuss all the details. Jordan realizes that Charlotte didn’t shoot at Anna at the pool. They figure that Sonny must have been the target at the Metro Court pool. Anna can’t believe that she thought it was some criminal from her past after her, but it was just a teenager. Dante is uneasy about the fact that Charlotte burned down her house, but Anna still insists that they not charge her, since Anna shot her. Anna blames herself for trusting Valentin and wants to know why Charlotte was after her.

Charlotte walks around G.H., with the help of Elizabeth (to get her strength back). Jake brings Charlotte flowers, making them both smile. Elizabeth leaves the teens alone in Charlotte’s room. Charlotte apologizes to Jake for sneaking away from him on Halloween. She explains that she had to protect her father from Anna and that Anna is not as nice as she seems. She tells him that Victor warned her about Anna and claims that Anna shot her on purpose. Jake wonders why she would do that, but Charlotte doesn’t know. She hopes the police can figure it out.

Chase gives Gregory a ride to G.H. for his appointment; he insists on waiting for him. Gregory returns with his hand wrapped up because he had a recent fall. He admits to Chase that he’s supposed to be using a cane, so Chase tells him that he should do that. Chase supports him but wants Gregory to do better about sharing things with him and Finn. They sit down, and Gregory pours his heart out; he’s been in denial about having ALS. Chase listens while Gregory talks about everything he’s lost, and seeing Chase reminds him of how he used to be. He’s always stayed fit and wonders how his body could betray him. Chase tells him what a great dad he’s always been (supporting him) and now it’s Chase’s turn to help him.

Drew greets Michael at Aurora. Drew is impressed with how Michael has been running things. Drew thinks they should try to take over ELQ again.

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Blaze meets Alexis while Alexis is waiting for Kristina to arrive so they can have dinner. Kristina arrives at the restaurant and Alexis asks Blaze to have dinner with her and Kristina. Alexis wonders how the sexual abuse by Blaze’s former manager started so, Blaze tells Alexis the story. Kristina thinks Alexis should write a story for The Invader about what Blaze went through with Linc. Blaze agrees to do the interview because it will help other women going through the same thing.

Drew and Curtis have dinner and talk about how much their lives have changed.

Olivia pulls Ned out of the water and gives him CPR. Once Ned is conscious he tells Olivia that his memory has returned but he also remembers being Eddie too. Ned tells Olivia that details are still fuzzy, but he thanks her for her love and support. Ned is grateful that she gave him the space he needed for his memory to return. Ned tells Olivia she was the siren in the song he wrote and now he knows how to finish the song.

Spencer and Trina argue because Trina thinks it’s a good idea that Esme get her own apartment. Spencer tells Trina not to make him choose between her and Ace because she won’t like his choice. Trina tells Spencer he won’t have to choose because she will make the choice for him.

Valentin finally tells Anna that Charlotte has been stalking her for months. Anna is very angry with Valentin for not telling her the truth because if she had known Charlotte was her stalker she never would have shot her. Charlotte tells Laura about the letter her grandpa Victor left her telling her she must protect her papa from Anna because Anna was going to send Valentin to jail or kill him because Anna is a bad person. Anna wants to talk to Charlotte, but Laura tells Anna that wouldn’t be a good idea because Charlotte is terrified of her and thinks that she shot her on purpose.

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Lois tells Brook Lynn to accept her grandmother’s gift of Deception so she can return the company to Lucy, Maxie, and Sasha. Brook Lynn explains to Lois that it won’t be that easy because Tracy put herself on the board of the company. Lois decides to stay in town a little longer to help Brook Lynn find a way to get Tracy out of Deception.

Cody becomes a model in Sasha photo shoot because Salvador the photographer likes the way he looks with Sasha and the alpaca they are using for the photo shoot.

Anna tells Dante that the key chain they found in Charlotte’s backpack that was on a key chain in the shape of a shoe was the same key that Maxie gave her for the apartment. Dante tells Anna that they found a can of paint that they
found in Charlotte’s backpack matches the paint used to paint the door of her house. Anna thinks that her enemy from the WSB is using Charlotte to get to her. Anna heads to the hospital to explain her theory to Valentin. Charlotte lies
to Valentin and Nina and tells them that she went to Anna’s apartment to return her key because Anna left the key at their house when she went to visit them. Valentin later tells Nina that Charlotte is lying about everything, but Nina tellshim not to think about that now and just be glad Charlotte is alive.

Spencer is upset because Laura is going to help Esme with the rent for her new apartment because he doesn’t think Ace should be taken out of his home.

Stella tells Felicia that she met a man named George in London and they fell in love. Stella tells Felicia George asked her to marry him, but she turned him down because she didn’t want to move to London and be away from her family.

Olivia dives in the water to look for Ned. Ned and Olivia swim for a long time without finding each other. Ned has a rush of memories while he is swimming and then he passes out before Olivia finds him.

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[ Ned vocalizing ]

If I can I just have to dive in I just have to dive in and believe

Brook Lynn: Okay, Ma. Spill. What did Tracy mean about you leaving?

Lois: Honey [ Scoffs ] Well, you know me. I’m not one to overstay my welcome.  Not that there’s much of a welcome with Tracy.  Of course, she is gone.

Brook Lynn: You’re going, too?

Lois: Honey, the only reason I came here was because of that awful tabloid story about you. But look at you now. You’re fine. You’re more than fine. And, you know, I thought I would get out of your hair.  My work here is done.

Brook Lynn: Your work here is never done, and I kind of like having you in my hair.

Lois: Brookie, my love. Hey. Always and forever I will be here for you. If you need me, I will drop everything for you. So you just say the word, sweetheart, and I will stay exactly where I am.

(Part missing here; we will put it up 11/20)

Eddie?! Can you hear me?!

[ Water splashing ] Oh, god. Eddie! Is that you?! Oh, god. Oh, god, what do I do?

[ Breathing heavily ] Oh, god, please let him be okay.

[ Breathing heavily ] It’s weird to hear you say I’m “fine.” It’s even weirder to realize I actually am. For once, I’m not in any crisis. Hear, hear. But that doesn’t mean I need you any less. Look, ma, it’s been amazing having you here — and a little bit strange while dad is going through this whole “eddie maine” thing.

[ Chuckling ] Strange for you? Growing up, I used to hear all these stories about eddie maine — the rock star, you know, the rebel. But I never saw it for myself until he performed at the savoy. It was like a childhood fairy tale was coming to life. Aww. Eddie maine was — and is — a huge part of your father’s life. And a huge part of my life. I fell for him hard — and he fell for me. Until I discovered that he was actually somebody else. What do you mean, it was your fault? Mac told me that anna, my friend, came home to find someone in her apartment. The lights were off, and the intruder seemed to have a weapon. Anna thought she was in danger, so she fired. And it turned out to be a 15-year-old girl. Oh, good lord. What was she doing at anna’s? We don’t know, but right now she’s in the hospital fighting for her life. Oh, dear. I still don’t see why you think you’re responsible. It was my idea that anna move in to my daughter’s old apartment. If I had just had her stay with us, none of this would have happened. Oh, felicia, you don’t know that. Maxie: Our spring line is all about renewal — updated colors, a softer palette, a whisper of nature. I mean, imagine sasha in this eden with a sweet baby animal by her side. The garden is ready, but where is the baby animal? Oh, it’ll be here. I-I promise. Unfortunately, the lamb I booked got laryngitis, but I called in a favor for a backup. In the meantime, why don’t you shoot sasha getting her groove on in this beautiful garden? I suppose we must. Come, sasha. Are you ready? So, apparently anna mistook charlotte for an intruder in her apartment. How is this even possible? I don’t have all the details yet. But I do know that anna is not reckless, so I guess she must have felt that there was a genuine threat there. Why was charlotte even in anna’s apartment in the first place? Honey, we just don’t know yet. We don’t know. When I left the hospital this morning, she had come out of surgery, but she hasn’t woken up yet. But she will? Yes. She is supposed to make a full recovery. Okay. Alright. Yeah. Thank god. Yes. Anyway, I’m gonna go back over to the hospital later and visit her. But, um… I don’t know. I just wanted you to hear it from me in person. Uh… actually, there’s something else that I need to talk to you about. And it is important. Papa? Nina. Yeah. You’re both here. Together. I wanted to be here when you woke up. How you feeling? My stomach hurts, and [Gulps] My mouth is dry. Oh, there’s, um — here. Here’s some ice chips. Just eat them slowly, okay?

[ Monitor beeping ] Charlotte, what happened? Do you remember? I think so. It was halloween. We were trick-or-treating, and then anna… anna shot me. Thank you for allowing me to stay here last night. I’m very grateful. Um, but I can’t hide out here forever, you know? I have to face valentin, and I — and I have to get him to understand. Anna, I know you want to confront things, but this may not be the right time. Valentin and I — you know, we’re different people, but we’re both fathers. I don’t think I would be ready, if it was me, to accept your explanations at this point.

[ Knock on door ] Dante. Hey. Good. Anna, you’re here. Come on in. You here to arrest me? Ned:

If I can

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in I cannot believe you jumped out of a cake. Yeah, well, katherine bell nearly jumped out of her skin. Surprise!

[ Laughs ] That’s got to be the best revenge. Top 10. Well, I figured they both deserved a swift kick in the pants.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, but still, I’m — I’m sorry you had to go through all that. Oh, boo hoo. That’s in the rearview mirror. I like to drive towards the future. You’re amazing. Oh, honey. I like to drive down the road, never know where it’s gonna take me, you know? Lots of funny places. Like here, for example. And what did I get? My beautiful, feisty, talented daughter, who’s keeping the musical flame alive. See? It all comes full circle. Living the dream. At least trying to. Well, that’s all we can do. Except your dream happens to have a road full of a lot of potholes, so you just got to make sure that those potholes don’t kick you off course. Felicia, let’s just get one thing straight. No crystal ball in the world could have predicted that girl being at anna’s apartment. Well, you’re right, but, recently, someone burned down anna’s house. She’s been stalked and threatened, and I should have seen the danger signs. How? What happened at anna’s place was a crime. But your heart was in the right place, offering her a fresh start. I just wanted to keep her safe.

[ Voice breaking ] I never imagined this. Felicia, felicia, you — you’ve been a good friend to anna. The real culprit is out there. And let’s just pray that they’re soon behind bars. Grandmother, if this is about my father… don’t bother.

[ Sighs ] I realize that you want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but he’s been absent from my life for too long and now he’s done the same thing to ace and I just don’t have it in me anymore. I don’t have it in me to forgive him. You’re not gonna do yourself any good by feeding this anger, of course. I know, I know, which is why I’m channeling all of that energy into taking care of ace — because i can be there for him and I can make sure that he feels safe and secure. And he doesn’t need a father because he…has me. I am so sorry to interrupt. Kevin told me that you were both here. I have news that can’t wait. Hey. It’s okay. It’s okay. I didn’t know anna would shoot me. It was an accident, charlotte. A terrible, terrible accident. She — she thought that you were an intruder. She didn’t know it was you. Is that what she said? I saw her this morning, and she feels terrible. She’s so worried about you. She thought that someone was breaking in, and she — she fired in self-defense. What did anna tell you, papa? There’s no warrant out for your arrest. Look, anna, I’m here as a friend and to let you know about some stuff from the pcpd. Don’t compromise yourself for me. It’s nothing that would compromise myself. It’s the contents of charlotte’s backpack. But before we get into that, I wanted to know — how do you think she got into your apartment? I don’t know. Do you think there’s a chance that maybe you didn’t lock your door? What do you think? Given everything that I’ve been through the past few months? Anna, I don’t know. I’m trying to help you. Maybe you didn’t lock your door. No, I’m just saying — I locked the door. That’s what tipped me off that there was an intruder. Because when I got back from seeing robert, the door was unlocked. And I thought that maybe this person that had been terrorizing me was inside. And that’s why I pulled my gun. And made the worst mistake of my life.

Dupixent helps you du more

with less asthma. Alright, sasha, ready to return to eden? Relax and make friends with the camera. We are here to capture the essence of you, eh? But no pressure. Okay.

[ Speaking spanish ]

Muy hermosa, que linda.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Uh-huh. Very nice. But what is with your shoulders? Loosen those bones. We are in paradise. What’s there to worry about?

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Beautiful. Flow. Yes! Now you are with us.

[ Chuckles ] Anybody order a baby alpaca?

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Esme, uh — I think I found the perfect place. It’s on the ground floor. I mean, it’s right by a park. Wait, what? It’s a tad pricey, but it’s so safe. And if you’re still willing to chip in, and with my earnings from the invader, I think it’s the perfect place for me and ace. I have an appointment in 45 minutes. Cancel it. You’re not taking ace anywhere. Charlotte, I haven’t spoken to anna. I haven’t left you. I’ve been too worried. Okay, papa. I know that you left jake and the others on halloween night. And I know you changed your halloween costume. Why did you do that? Why did you go to anna’s? How did you get into her apartment? Voicemail. That’s all you can do for now. I’m worried about mac. He may be the one who has to arrest anna. And my brother-in-law, robert — will he be the one who has to prosecute her or recuse himself from the case? It’s all a big mess right now.

[ Sighs ] You need a breather. Why don’t you take tomorrow off? No, no dice, stella. If I don’t stay busy, I’m gonna spend the entire day worrying about anna. You’re right. Drink your tea. One of the items found in charlotte’s backpack was — was a key with a — with a keychain in the shape of a shoe. Does that ring any bells? It sounds like the one maxie gave me for her apartment. Did you lose it? Must have. Yeah, I did. Um, I didn’t know that I had until I was taking some things to the apartment and I realized it was gone. And so the super gave me a duplicate. When is the last time you had the key? Um… I think I showed it to valentin. Charlotte was there at his house. What? Okay, now you’re confusing me, ma. I feel like I’m getting mixed messages. No, no, not at all. All I’m saying is, the music business is… it’s like the roller derby, right? There’s a sweet jackpot, but it’s ruthless. I mean, you think that you’re ahead, and then all of a sudden, here comes mary choppins on the left. She’s got an elbow jab. Boom! Mary choppins? You know my motto. No fight, no win. There you go. So, are you and blaze ready to go into battle? I feel like we are. I mean, with blaze’s chops and my songs, I feel like — like this is my chance, you know, to — to really build something from the ground up. Yes. And that is a long way to go. And there is a much easier life. Your granny’s gift of deception. Ned: Ahh

if I can

I just have to dive in

I just have to dive in

and believe my late father-in-law lit up a room, but his vision dihting! I need morning! Okay. Alright. I just texted brook lynn, thanking her for borrowing the alpaca. Could you go get him, cody? We need him for the next setup. Look away, “sash-**.”

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Just like that, “sash-**.” Cody? Perfect! Breathe in the air. This is eden. Spencer, I’m gonna go look at that apartment. Unless you’ve changed your mind about helping me with the rent.

[ Stammers ] Grandmother…

[ Sighs ] No, honey, I haven’t changed my mind. I’m looking forward to seeing it. What? What? Just a minute. And after I’ve seen it, if we think it’s a safe place, I will co-sign the lease. Esme, we’ve been through this, okay? You’ve thought about moving out before, and I think that you came to your own realization that ace was better off where he is. He’s happy, he’s in a safe home, and he’s surrounded by family. Spencer, a lot has changed since then. I am more confident as a mother now, and ace and i are ready to be on our own. How do you know what ace is ready for? Spencer, I am his mother. My job is to make decisions for him. I have to go. I have an appointment. No. How could you do this? Charlotte, what were you hoping to find at anna’s? You know, valentin, charlotte — she just woke up. She’s — she’s doing great. She — she just needs to rest, okay? So maybe our questions can wait and she can focus on getting better. It’s okay, nina. I want to tell you what happened. Papa needs to know. Sonny: It’s pretty obvious charlotte used that key to get into your apartment. I’m just trying to figure out how she got it, you know? I mean, did she find it? Did she take it? Why would she take it? That doesn’t make any sense. Well, maybe the other items from her backpack could shed some light. What items? Spray paint. Same brand, same color that was used to write “murderer” on your front door. Thank you for taking the time to sit with me, stella. I know there are a lot of people that count on you. How is curtis doing? Curtis is a fighter. But every time I look at him, I see the pain behind his eyes. He had such a zest for life — running, boxing, dancing. Like the sisters said, “he was the greatest dancer.” Not anymore. I’m sorry, stella. Is that why you’re staying in port charles and not going to london to be with your cousin? Yes… and no. Was that a subtle “don’t quit your day job” jab, that you don’t think that I have what it takes to take blaze over the top?

[ Chuckles ]

Au contraire, honey bear. No. The song that you and chase played for me has the perfect hook. I just want to make sure that you understand what you’re setting yourself up for. What happened to “do what you love and the money will come”? Of course it will come, but it is a 24/7 job, no weekends, no holidays. Or you can have an easier life — deception. Too many bad memories and lost friendships. Why not just take the company back and just hand it over to your friends? I mean, that would really spite tracy. Not that you and I would ever do anything purely for spite. Who, us?

[ Both chuckle ] So, what do you say, brookie, hmm? Want to stick it to granny?

[ Woman vocalizing ] Brook lynn: Don’t you recognize us, daddy? Ned: I am not your daddy. My name is eddie maine. That’s all I know. You are ned quartermaine. I’m not ned. Stubborn as ever. Classic quartermaine. Olivia: Remember us. Remember who you used to be. Nothing is going to change me into someone that I’m not. Olivia: There are people who still need you. Your mother and your daughter and our son. Ned quartermaine isn’t just a name. You are my husband, and we need you back. My beautiful wife. I am holding on to you, and I’ll be damned if I ever let go. Ned:

The siren waits for me eddie!

[ Gasping ] Eddie!

[ Inhales sharply ]

She whispers so silently ultomiris is for adults with generalized myasthenia gravis there’s a lot of red spray paint in the world. Just because charlotte had the same brand, the same color doesn’t prove anything. I mean, it was halloween. So, you know, kids are tagging everything at that point, right? Graffiti? Yeah. Well, that would explain the other costume she had in her backpack, but — what — what if it’s worse than that? Because I’ve identified, I think, the person that’s been targeting me, and he’s from my early years at the wsb. And this individual is ruthless enough to co-opt a child. Anna, hold on — and what if he is using charlotte to get to me? If that is the case, then — I-I have to talk to valentin. Whoa — what, are we just gonna let her go? I switched my costume because I didn’t think papa would like me going as one of my tarot card characters.

[ Sniffles ] He doesn’t like when I do the cards. I never said that. I can tell. Whenever I ask to do a reading on you, you say no. Charlotte, you still haven’t said why you went to anna’S. I found her key. She showed it to us. It must have fallen out of her purse. I just wanted to give it back. I knocked on the door, and no one answered, so I let myself in. I was gonna leave a note, but… that’s when she came in and shot me. Okay. That’s enough. Charlotte needs to rest. I only wanted to help, papa. Are you angry with me? No. No, no. I love you. I will always love you no matter what. Papa, please. I only wanted to help. Shh. Nina’s right. You need to rest.

[ Monitor beeping ]

[ Door opens ] She’s lying. About everything. She’s awake. She is alive. All this other stuff, it can wait. You’re right. That’s all that matters. Thank you for being here for charlotte. I’m just a phone call away. I’ll be back tomorrow. Cody, what are you doing here? Hello? Who is this little guy? Meet ferdinand, named after my favorite bull. But don’t — don’t tell salvadore. I don’t want him to know. Okay. He might throw him in a ring or something. I promise. Hey, sweetie. He is so cute! Yeah, he’s super gentle. Hi! Look at his eyelashes. Yeah, he does not need any makeup. Hey, bud. Right, buddy? Hey, buddy. Aww.

[ Chuckling ] Stay just like that.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Perfection. No, no. Salvadore, wait. We need to get the alpaca wrangler out of the shot. Are you mad? This is what makes this shot authentic!

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Felicia: Well, that’s not fair. What’s the “yes” and what’s the “no”? Really, felicia, it’s nothing. Nothing. Come on. I’ve been pouring my heart out to you. You said that part of our job was to listen. So consider this training and let me listen to you. You playing my own card against me? Uh-huh.

[ Laughs ]

[ Sighs ] Alright. While I was in london visiting my cousin wanda, I met someone special. What? Who? George. Charming, sharp, and oh so very british. Proper in every way. Oh, that’s very exciting.

[ Laughs ] Was he a friend of wanda’s? No, no, he was a regular at our favorite italian spot. And I noticed he was looking at me, and he was a bit of alright. Anyway, we exchanged glances. And then one day I went to pay the bill, and they said, “the gentleman who just left took care of it.” Can you imagine?

[ Chuckles ] So I went right out, and there he was, looking at me, waiting. What happened? What didn’t happen? He became my tour guide. We roamed the city together. Galleries, gardens, you name it. It was like something out of a movie. Magical. You fell head over heels, didn’t you? Oh, felicia. More than I could have ever imagined. But…? George proposed. You turned him down. I did. Why? Because accepting would have been — would have meant london for life. And as much as I love george, my family, my heart, my essence, they’re — they’re all right here. That was maxie. They borrowed the alpaca for a photo shoot. Ferdie is such a cute alpaca. Look, ma, I know you’re just looking out for me, and so is chase, but I — whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. You never said that chase was on the same page that I was. Yeah. He had the same idea that I should just walk into deception like a trojan horse. Oh! I knew that guy was a keeper. There’s a catch, ma. Tracy! She’s not stupid. She did exactly as I predicted. She made herself president of the board and made it impossible to vote her out. Tracy is not all that, okay? Please. With your smarts and a little bit of cunning, you can make things right for your friends. I don’t know. My love, come here. The best way to get rid of the queen is from inside the castle, not from outside the gates. So you take the job… and you let destiny do its work. And always make sure that you get a fresh manicure every week, okay? Except on thursdays. You know thursdays are bad luck.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Woman vocalizing ] My husband and I have never been more [ Monitor beeping ] Anna’s whistling in the wind. It does not make any sense to me that a wsb agent tells charlotte to go to her apartment with a backpack full of spray paint. I don’t know what to think. I mean, when charlotte was staying with us, you know, yeah, she was quiet and reserved, but she was polite and gracious. I mean, did she fit in 100% with the kids? Not really. But she hung out with rocco a lot. I mean, she went out of her way to hang out with danny and scout. Okay, so? She’s had a complicated life, right? I mean, she wasn’t always an angel. Is charlotte capable of targeting anna? I don’t know. But the evidence is pointing that way. But like you said, it’s a far-fetched idea to think that there’s some mysterious person from anna’s past that’s secretly pulling the strings, right? Why are you trying to help esme take ace away from me? She is not taking ace away from you. She’s not. She is — she’s creating a home for herself and for her son. But esme can’t take care of ace alone. He needs me. Yes, I think he does need you, and he always will —

always — as — as his big brother, not as a substitute father. Ace doesn’t have a father. I know, and that is really unfortunate. But you and esme are not a couple, right? And you’re not ready to commit yourself to esme. So what’s best for ace is that they make this change now, before he’s old enough to remember that things used to be different. You’re wrong. Ace needs to stay with me.

[ Sighs ]

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Salvadore: A raw, rugged man. An ethereal vision and a baby alpaca with trust in its eyes.

Una visión de fertilidad. Okay — a glimpse of paradise reborn, before the serpent, before temptation’s bite.

[ Stammers ] Salvadore, cody is not a model. Neither is the alpaca. It’s an alpaca, and he’s a man.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] Did you not hire salvadore to be salvadore? This. This is what they’ll be talking about. Salvadore’s vision of spring! Cody, uh, you good? Yeah, sure. Why not? Enough of this talk. You, “sash-**,” whisper to the alpaca. Be its mother. You are teaching the alpaca life. And you, wrangler, never take your eyes off her. Yeah. Not a problem.

[ Camera shutter clicking ] This is perfect. Luke was always one of the good ones. Yeah. And bobbie’s got it rough, having to go through this with tracy. ‘Cause tracy’s a snake. I mean, she’s a smart snake, but, mm… I sort of feel bad talking about how to get tracy out of deception when she’s, you know, going through something so personal. It feels wrong. Oh, no, no, no, no, no. Please. Tracy will be the first one to say it. Family is one thing. Business is another. And with business, you got to be tough as nails. I guess you’re right. And like you said, tracy is a snake. Mm-hmm. So, how do we de-fang her? Hmm. Well, that is the million-dollar question, isn’t it? I guess I have to stick around a little longer and help you figure it out. Works for me.

[ Laughs ] Besides, I’ve always had a thing for snakeskin boots.

[ Both laugh ] Ned:

I just have to dive in

[ Woman vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in if I can I just have to dive in I just have to dive in <

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Yuri: Shall I put in car, miss quartermaine? Uh, um, yes, please. And you can — you can call me tracy if you want. Of course. What’s all this? Planning an escape? No, I’m going to take care of something that I should have done a while ago.

Here I am all alone

standing on my own

now, I’m on my own

feeling all alone

[ Sighs ] Too cliché.

[ Sighs ] Damn it.

[ Sighs ] Did anybody ever tell you that if you keep making that face, eddie, it might freeze like that? What? You’re obsessed. You’re cooped up in here. You’re moping around playing that damn song over and over again. Go take a break. Go get some air. Hang with “the kid.” Song isn’t going anywhere. I can’t “take a break,” lois. Okay? Not when I’m this close. I have to finish it.

[ Exhales deeply ]

[ Exhales deeply ] Maxie: Yes? Hi, maxie. Do you have a minute? We’re in the middle of a meeting. Oh, my god, sasha, you’re back. In the flesh. Yeah, sasha is back. But you’re not. We don’t stand a chance in sports coverage unless we up our game, literally. I mean, our production values are mediocre at best. There’s got to be some hidden talent at espn or one of the networks that is itching for a chance to shine. Okay, just — just find it. Yes. We’ll touch base later.

[ Chuckles ] Drew? I can’t believe it! It’s good to see you too, michael. Austin. Yes. Just who I was looking for. Yeah. I’m on my way out to run an errand. Uh, great. I’m glad I caught you. I — I just need a few minutes of your time. Okay. Why? I’d like to ask you a question about your cousin, mason gatlin. Oh, hey, sonny. It’s not a good time, ava. No, I — I — I understand that, but this is my life we’re talking about here. Has there been any word from brick about nikolas?

[ Sighs ] Forget nikolas. That’s the least of your problems. What does that mean? You’re in bed with the enemy. And the worst part about it, you don’t even know it. Well, whatever it is, you’re going to miss a very nice going-away party for lois. She’s leaving? Hmm. Sorry I’m going to miss seeing the back of her, but never mind — I have… more pressing matters to attend to. Okay, now you’re just being mysterious, tracy. What’s up? Olivia, I’m going to amsterdam. Bobbie’s going to help me sort out luke’s affairs. This song is a brick wall. Well, maybe it’s time to move on to some different material. No, I can’t do that, lois. I — I got to finish this.

[ Scoffs ] Stubborn as ever. Classic quartermaine. Oh, that’s right. I’m sorry. You’re not a quartermaine. There was this time that you had to come up with a b-side, last minute — “lay in my arms.” That’s the song they ended upplaying on the radio. I don’t remember that. Did it get any airplay? Number seven, college media journal. Oh. Oh, see? You don’t mind taking a stroll down memory lane if it’s about a hit song. Aren’t you even curious about the rest? What do you mean? That “ned quartermaine” isn’t just a name? That leo and everyone else who loves him really loved him? Maxie, I have no intention of coming back to deception. I wanted to see you. And running into sasha is just a bonus. You look great, sasha. Thank you. I’m doing better — this is not a good time, brook lynn. Maxie and i were just discussing a new “face of deception” campaign — sasha, remember our privacy policy. If I wanted information about the company, I could just go to tracy. I mean, she is the majority owner. Yeah, thanks to you betraying our trust and spying on us. Because tracy was blackmailing me. There’s always some excuse with you. I’ve already apologized, and I’m happy to do it again. Oh, forget it, unless you have some time machine. And if I did, you’d come right along with me for the ride after all the crap that you ca– forget about the very distant past! Not so distant! Okay, stop it, both of you. All this fighting is pointless. Can’t you see that you both miss each other?

[ Scoffs ] I assume you’re talking about austin? How much has your new boyfriend told you about his boss? Austin is not my boyfriend. Yeah, maybe we got a little closer, but we are not romantically involved at all. Really? No feelings? Nothing? Because I thought maybe you were — you guys had a thing going since you’re so blind to austin’s new role in your abduction. Okay, um, whatever this is, can we get it over with quickly, please? Because I — I really am a little pressed for time.

[ Door closes ] Right, your errand. Uh, quick question — do you have any idea why your cousin would want to abduct ava jerome? No, no idea. Uh, chase, you probably know this, but I’ve already been over this once with another detective. Right, but the only common factor between your cousin and ava is you. Yeah. I figured you’d want to open up to me, given our past. I’m just trying to tie up a few loose ends over here. So my cousin and I, we’re not really that close. Yeah, um, the only reason I tolerate him at all is out of some misguided sense of family loyalty. But he’s been here at thehospital with you several times. Sure, but not to tell me his plans to kidnap ava. You know, I just — our chats don’t run that deep. We really — our worlds don’t intersect at all. I’m a medical professional, and he’S… well, he’s a kidnapper is what he is, apparently. So I feel like we’re done here, and if you have any other questions for me, I will ask that you go through my lawyer. I have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. Thanks to skyrizi I’m playing with clearer skin. 3 out of 4 people achieved 90% clearer skin at 4 months. And skyrizi is just 4 doses a year after 2 starter doses. Out told me she wantsto take crossbow lessons.

[ Chuckles ] Like, what?! She’s all about katniss now. But you blink and you just miss it. I know, exactly. They have their whole lives mapped out until the next day when they’re on to the next thing.

[ Chuckles ] You know, you’re only one step away from scout wanting to take archery classes. I know. At least her tastes haven’t changed. We had kelly’s pancakes this morning, and then we stopped and said thanks to alexis. Mmm. Ah, drew, it’s so great to have you back with us. I know alexis, she played her part, but my mom, she was a force behind getting you released. Michael, no, no, no. No, you’re the one who got leverage over judge kim. I was just grasping at straws. We were all doing whatever we could. Yeah, that might be so, but I got to tell you, one of the things that kept me going in pentonville — sometimes the only thing — was knowing that you were out here and you were fighting for me. I’ll never stop fighting for you. Oh, and I can’t believe you’re home! Oh, my gosh, it’s almost unbelievable. [ Chuckles ] Well, you’ve got to believe it, you’ve got to believe it. Now we’re going to put everything else behind us because we got a lot of time to make up for. That’s easier said than done. Someone turned us in to the sec. I want to know exactly who and why. There is a big difference between a mistake or a bad choice and a betrayal. Brook lynn, spying for tracy wasn’t right. Couldn’t have said it better. Maxie, if you are ever in trouble, brook lynn would have your back, no questions asked. Recently, I’ve had to learn that real friends, people who may not be perfect but who truly, genuinely care, are not the same as the ones who are too selfish or hurt to show genuine concern. Now, that is not either of you, is it? Honestly, it just makes me so sad to see you both toss away a friendship that you both cherish and need. When sasha’s right, she’s right. Okay, fine, I miss you. I miss you more. Yeah, you probably do.

[ Chuckles ] All right, so why are you here? Oh, god, maxie, I came about georgie and charlotte. Brook lynn, you have no idea. Sam dropped georgie off, and all we knew was charlotte was missing, and then jake went after her, and then there was a shooting at my old apartment.

[ Sighs ] I mean, none of it makes any sense. How’s georgie doing? She’s understandably in shock. She feels guilty, like she could have done something. Poor baby. Yeah, spinelli and I spent the whole night with her. He found a grief counselor for her, which is where they are now. Sam and elizabeth are doing the same thing with their kids. We have a group text going. Oh, tracy, I’m so glad that you’ll have bobbie there with you. Yes, it will be a welcome distraction from mourning luke alone. Well, I’m sure bobbie feels exactly the same way. With you gone and monica not in the house and lois going back to bensonhurst, this place is going to be really quiet.

[ Chuckles ] Perfect. Maybe in all that silence, you will find the will to restore some normalcy in this house. Tracy — no. You — ned’s little fantasy is wearing thin, really thin. Eddie… you’ve been hanging around the q’s for a while now, and aside from tracy, who never misses a chance to talk about having you committed, the family has had your back. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, so you can’t go the extra mile, go and help them out a little bit? No, because you’ve got writer’s block. Lois — oh, come on! This writer’s block, it’s indulgent. You say that s onny is willingto put out your album. What album? You got half a song. Without songs, you got no album. Without an album, you got no tour. Without a tour, there is no eddie maine, so ditch the “siren” and move on. No, I can’t just do that! I mean, this is something that I really need to follow through.

[ Sighs ] All right. Okay, okay. So when I was doing a&r for the free radicals’ second album, we hit a serious sophomore slump. And we decided to turn it into a logic puzzle. I love logic — it’s math. Here’s the puzzle — pinpoint the problem, figure out where you’re at, and decide where you want to go. So, eddie… where do you want to go? If your moderate to severe crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis symptoms you’re doing it all wrong, eddie. You’re working from the outside in. Music, it comes from the inside out. What do you mean? Your song. What’s the problem with the song? The problem is I can’t finish the lyrics. Oh, forget about the lyrics. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait! Lois, what are you — wait a minute! I don’t want to wait. You’ve got to write what you know. So what are you afraid of? What is your problem? I’m afraid… I’ll never find the girl. The character in the song. He knows that she’s out there, but he can’t see her. The siren. So he’s looking for something he can’t see. Like the prince in cinderella, except he has the glass slipper. So what do you have? Just a voice calling out from the distance. Then it’s simple. You got to go find the voice. That’s the “where you’re at” part. Remember — “pinpoint the problem, figure out where you’re at, decide where you want to go.” So, where do I want to go? She’s a siren, right? Yeah. So you got to go in the water. You got to dive right in. It’s the only way you’re going to find the girl with the voice. Anyone could tell you that. This is ridiculous. Eddie lounges around all day with his guitar like he’s some college kid on summer break. It’s depressing. Especially for leo. And nobody’s running elq. Look… I know you don’t want to have him committed, but he has to talk to somebody. Tracy, we have been over this and over this. I’m very sorry that you are about to take a difficult trip, but the situation with eddie, it’s just not as simple as you’re making it sound. I saw you at eddie’s concert. You saw him up there on that stage. He was completely in his element. M-maybe — maybe kevin is right. We just have to let this whole thing unfold naturally. Naturally? Yes. There is nothing “natural” about ned living in his own private wonderland, waiting for cosmic messages from the cheshire cat. Oh, word to the wise — keep an eye on lois. I don’t trust that one. Tracy, you’re living in the 1960s in some kind of “valley of the dolls” novel. No. Try the 1560s. It’s the oldest story in the book. Not hearing this. Not hearing this. I’m going to look for your son. Have a safe trip. Yeah, well, look in the lounge ’cause he’s probably watching cartoons. Did I miss the memo about “tense tuesdays”? Okay, spinelli. Thanks for letting me know. And tell georgie to call me if she wants to, but only if she wants to. Yeah. Tonight with you is fine with me. Just keep me posted. Okay. Georgie wants to spend tonight with spinelli. I think she’s just avoiding james. You’re handling this so well. I would be a wreck. What else can I do? She’s connecting with spinelli on this. And I could force the issue just to let her know that I’m here for her, but she’ll tell me about her boundaries, so… look, if you want to head out, I would completely understand. You know what? Maybe that’s a good idea. I’ll respect her boundaries another time.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Really? Maxie jones? Yes, of course we’re interested. He’s available right now? As in, like “now” now? Don’t be ridiculous, sonny. Austin is not responsible for what his cousin did. Mason was just following orders from his mysterious boss. His boss is cyrus renault. W– h-how is that possible? You got to look at the timeline. Betty steals the information that I planted, hands it to austin. Austin goes to pentonville, gives it to somebody, I don’t know who, but I got a lot of enemies in prison. Right, and you said you thought that maybe it was that novak cousin. It could have been. But here’s the thing — austin shows up at cyrus’ early release hearing, saying that in his professional opinion, cyrus is too sick and weak to threaten anyone. Now, do you think it’s just a coincidence that the same time austin’s at that hearing… mason is holding you hostage?

[ Monitor beeping ] Mr. Gatlin. You’re still under arrest with the right to remain silent. However, if you wish to cooperate, you could answer a few questions. Ah, what else is there to do? It’s not like I’m going anywhere.

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about ty rvaya. To give your teeth a dentist clean feeling.Start with a round brush head. Add power. And you’ve got oral-B. Round cleans better by surrounding each tooth to remove 100% more plaque. For a superior clean. Oral-B. Carly, it’s got to be ned. There’s nobody out there with a grudge trying to target us. I mean, he had the only obvious motive to involve the sec and get me away from elq. Okay, but he can’t confirm or deny because he has no memory. Still? He hasn’t recovered? No. And it’s been really hard on olivia. Well, then I don’t wantto add to her troubles by accusing ned of something he can’t even remember doing. Especially because this is all behind us now and I want to move forward. What if, uh — what if it wasn’t ned? You got to put yourself into the character in the song, and then you got to dive right in. It’s the only way you’re going to find this siren chick. You’ve got to take a leap of faith, eddie. You might be on to something, lois. Take a leap of faith. I’ll be at the boathouse.

[ Sighs ] Brook lynn. Somebody sane, at last. What’s with yuri and the car? He’s packing your stuff? Yeah. I’m — I’m going out of town, and maybe while I’m gone, you’ll be able to help pull this family out of its downward spiral. I see. Running away again, leaving us to hold the bag. What’s the occasion this time? A riverboat cruise? Or maybe jet setting with pretend billionaires? I’m going to amsterdam to close out luke’s affairs with bobbie spencer. Connect the dots, ava. You’re implying that cyrus renault had mason hold me hostage to force austin to testify on his behalf? That is the picture. Well, then austin was just doing it to… protect me, right? Probably. But he put you in the crosshairs. Never told you to watch your back. Did he tell you that he was going to testify for cyrus? No, he didn’T. Did he say anything about him and mason being in cyrus’ pocket? No, he didn’T. Well, I guess he doesn’t trust you very much, does he? And whatever austin claims to feel for you, his first loyalty is cyrus renault. And that trumps everything. Chase: Look, mason, the cards aren’t in your favor. With the proof that we have, you’re looking at two decades without parole. Your only hope at reducing your sentence is to tell us who’s pulling the strings. Guess you better get me the da. Hey, look, the sooner you guys cut me a deal that I walk free

[Chuckles] A whole lot sooner than that, maybe I open up about who’s running things. Fine. I’ll see what I can do. You do that. No, ma, things never change with the quartermaines. Tracy is still a piece of work. Ugh. Oh, no. Brook lynn, she’s amazing. I know! She told me. Ma, wait until you meet him. He is such a hunk.

[ Sighs ] No, ned, he’s — he — he’s just going through a thing. Ma, I need to go. I — n– ma, no.

[ Chuckles ] Ma, I will c– I’m going to call you later. I got to go. Bye.

[ Both laugh ] Gloria? [ Laughs ] Ah. The one and only. Ah, you know, I was just filling her in on the quartermaine circus. Ah! Three rings, now with even more juggling.

[ Laughs ] You just missed ned. Oh. Mm-hmm. How is my, uh… I don’t know. What do I call him? My — my husband?

[ Chuckles ] I don’t know, whatever he is, he’s — he’s lost in that song. But you know what, vivi?

[ Quietly ] What? I think deep down inside, the quartermaine is trying to come out. Really? Mm-hmm. You think so? I do, I do. I think so. And I think you’re doing the right thing, giving him space. ‘Cause I think that’s what eddie needs. Space? Mm-hmm. You know, there is such a thing as too much space. Like — like just enough space for someone else to slip right in. Tracy? Huh? What? Olivia, how long have we known each other? Let me remind you — sister monica’s third grade class. Don’t remind me of the woman and her rulers. I’m not — I will remind you how many times we sat in detention together. I am not here to slip into anything with your husband. Lois, I know, I know. But I will say, I think it’s all part of god’s plan that I got here when I did, because this place is a mess. And I think I’m here to set something straight. Now you’re starting to sound like tracy.

[ Gasps ] You take that back. She’s — she’s demanding that I force him to go for therapy that he does not want. I don’t know anything about that, okay? All I do know is he could probably use a friendly face. Did something happen? No, he’s been spinning out all day about that stupid song. I know. It seems like he’s possessed with that or something. I — okay. Well, maybe you, his wife, can go lift his spirits. He’s writing in the boathouse. And, vivi, don’t you let tracy in your head. She likes playing games.

[ Smooches ]

[ Chuckles ] Grandmother, I didn’t realize. Apology accepted. And maybe while I’m gone, you will… consider my offer. I thought we settled that. I — I heard what you said, and I have no interest in taking away your agency, but, brook lynn, you can have your cake and eat it, too. Grandmother, let’s not get into it right before you take off, okay? I already told you, I want to focus on my music and really give it a good go. You know, it’s my passion. And besides, I don’t want to get involved in your whole vendetta against lucy coe. Lucy coe is already taken care of. And deception is wide open for you to run however you want. It’s my gift to you. Running deception is a hard no. Baby doll, bite your tongue. Don’t be so quick to turn down your grandmother’s offer. Wow. Will wonders never cease? Even someone damaged by years of nail polish fumes can recognize a good plan.

[ Sighs ] Sasha, this is wrong on so many levels. I disagree. It’s synchronicity. No, no, I didn’t think it through. I shouldn’t have said yes. You didn’t have time to think. Maxie, this has been on your vision board for as long as I’ve known you. Well, yeah, but the timing is bad. How? Georgie is with spinelli. She specifically wanted time to herself to process what she’s been through. The timing couldn’t be better. Unless it’s not only georgie you’re worried about. No, no, sasha, not at all. It’s — it’s just going to be too difficult to pull this together so quickly. I let my excitement take over. Maxie, a photographer like salvador is busy around the clock. He only became available because another project fell through. He’s not going to wait for us to be ready. There are other photographers. I saw your face when that call came through. You’ve been wanting to book salvador for as long as I’ve known you. Yeah. And you’ve had the idea for the spring campaign since before the lawsuit. So, the only reason not to do the shoot is if you don’t think I’m up to it. Michael, what are you talking about? You were the first one to accuse ned. Yeah, I know. I was, I was. Um… we — we all jumped to that conclusion, right? And we — and we tried to fit the facts to our assumptions. But… and w-what — what if the leak had nothing to do with drew’s ties to elq and — and — and — and… you were the target? And drew just ended up being collateral damage? Well, that is diane’s theory. I mean, she thought the fbi was coming after me just to get to sonny, and maybe she’s right. And unfortunately, I’m the one who gave them ammunition by trying to cut corners with the elq merger. Can we just p-press pause? Let’s just press pause and leave it alone, please. What are you talking about? How can you say that after everything you went through? After everything that happened to you in pentonville? Come on… because nothing is going to undo any of that. Let’s just leave it behind. Please, both of you, do me a favor, stop trying to figure out what set this all in motion, because that’s not going to help anybody. Okay. Okay. If that’s what you want, then that’s what we’ll do. Thank you.

[ Guitar plays ]

[ Playing stops ]

[ Sighs ]

Lois: You gotta dive right in.

You got to take

a leap of faith, eddie.

The siren of the sea

I know she’s out there beckoning me

and I wonder, who could she be?

[ Echoing ]

Ohh-ohhh, mmm

[ Ned vocalizing ] My mom’s alzheimer’s never I was in shock. I was desperate after hitting nikolas, and I… I was struggling to hide his body. And — and suddenly, there was austin. He told me that he would help me. I believed him. I trusted him. And then, out of nowhere, mason shows up, and he said that he — that he had nikolas’s body. I mean, how is that even possible? Right? But austin told me that it would be okay, that everything would be okay if I just did what mason was telling me to do. And he kept telling me over and over again that his boss is not somebody who should be crossed. But he never told me who that boss was. And now laura has come back… with proof that nikolas is alive. And if that’s true, and I — I really hope it is true, mason’s been lying the whole time. It’s a simple question, austin. Did you know nikolas was alive or not? Nope. I had no idea. None. I — I — I thought you were going to go to prison for murdering nikolas. And that’s why I did everything that mason asked me to do, because I was trying to protect you. No, I — I had no idea that nikolas was alive. And austin’s probably been lying, too. Ava. Huh? You are smarter than this. It’s time to admit that he’s been playing you from the start. Hey. Did you bring my lollipops? What did you tell detective chase?

[ Scoffs ] A doctor without lollipops. Tell me what you said to detective chase. Fine. He was really rough on me, cuz. He forced it out of me. I had to tell him everything. I told him I did it all for you. You better start running. There’s no way you just incriminated me. Eh, not yet. Got to make sure I get a deal first. The only deal that you should be making is the one where you give up cyrus. What? Suicide, cuz? That might be your way out, but it’s definitely not mine. Go ahead. You give up cyrus if you want to.

[ Ned vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in

lois: Got to take

a leap of faith, eddie. Huh? Not you, too. I don’t want tracy’s gift. Don’t be so hasty. Oh, I’m so sorry you’re not going to be around to talk some sense into your daughter. I did hear you were leaving. And I’m also sorry that I won’t be able to join the angry villagers running you out of town. Yeah, it is a shame, tracy. It’s going to be quite a party. Of course, if you were there, then your broom might catch on fire and someone might try to be a hero and throw a bucket of water on it, and then you’d melt. Miss tracy, satellites show congestion on 87. The car is ready. I think time to go. Okay. Thank you, yuri. Grandmother…

[ Door closes ] …I’ll be thinking of you. Lois.

[ Door closes ]

[ Ned vocalizing ]

I just have to dive in

just have to dive in

dive in and believe

I just have to dive in

and believe

[ Water splashes ] Sasha, you have been through a hideous ordeal, something that would have broken most people. You’re still piecing your life back together, and i don’t want to throw you into the deep end before you’ve had time to relax and float. Maxie, the only way I’ll know if I can handle a photo shoot, or any challenge for that matter, is by doing it. So, will you trust me? Oh, I definitely trust you. Thank you. No. Thank you for holding my hand through this entire day. First with brook lynn, then with georgie, and now with salvador. I can’t believe it. Are we really doing this? We are. Oh, my god. Okay. Wow. Okay, we got to get things together. Hey, belinda! Eddie? Eddie? Eddie?

[ Whispers ] Eddie…

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GH Short Recap Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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Recap written by Eva

Tracy gets ready to leave for Amsterdam with Bobbie to close out Luke’s affairs. Tracy tries to persuade Brook Lynn to accept her gift of a majority stake in Deception. Brook Lynn once again turns down the offer although Lois agrees with Tracy that Brook Lynn should at least consider the offer.

Sasha helps Brook Lynn and Maxie make up because she helps them realize that their friendship is too important to both of them. Maxie gets a call from Salvador telling her he is available to do the photo shoot for the spring makeup line. Maxie doesn’t want to do it at first, but Sasha tells her she is ready to return as the face of Deception.

Sonny tells Ava that Austin and Mason’s boss is Cyrus and Mason was using her the whole time.

Lois tells Eddie that if he wants to finish his song, he has to dive into the character of the song. Eddie goes to the boat house and when he is still having writers block he undresses and jumps into the water. Olivia goes to the boat house and is worried when she can’t find Eddie.

Mason tells Chase that he wants a plea deal before he will give the police the name of his boss. Chase leaves and Austin goes into Mason’s room. Mason tells Austin he won’t give Cyrus up to the police. Chase sees Austin and Mason talking to each other and he stays in the hospital hallway watching them talk.

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GH Transcript Tuesday, November 7, 2023

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[ Siren wailing ] -Valentin? -Thank you for coming. Of course. Where is charlotte?

[ Voice breaking ] She’s in surgery. Surgery? What happened? She was shot. What? What? How — who would do something like that? It was anna. Oh, my god. No. Good morning.

[ Exhales heavily ] Not sure what’s good about it. You get any sleep? Every time I close my eyes, it just plays like a movie in my head over and over again. My finger on the trigger and… the gun recoil then the shot. God, it was so loud in that small apartment. It just kind of echoed down the hallway. I can still hear it.

[ Breathes deeply ]

[ Knock on door ] Morning, boss. You wanted to see me? Yeah. Thanks for coming. Is everything alright? I need your input. You know how I love to share my opinion. What’s the problem? It’s a question of journalistic ethics. That sounds heavy. It is. Am I obligated to report the shooting of a child? Jordan. We’ve been waiting for you. I got down here as soon as I could. Dante was the detective on scene last night. I’ve got a lot of questions for you, falconeri.

[ Door closes ] Tell us exactly what happened. And why anna did it. Where is everybody? This place is empty. Well… this gym is kind of private. “Kind of”? Yeah. My, uh, good friend’s husband owns it. Sonny corinthos. You’re a lucky guy to have such good friends. Yeah, they’ve definitely stuck by me when all I’ve done is tried to push them away.

[ Knock on door ]

[ Chuckling ] Oh, my god. Drew! I’m sorry that I didn’t call. Wait. It’s really you! Is this a bad time? No, it’s never a bad time. Mm. I can’t believe you’re out of prison. This is the time you need your friends the most. So why did you push them away? How do you do it? I thought i was the one asking a question. You’re so — you’re always so positive and upbeat. I mean, I don’t know if I’d have made it through rehab without you. You put in the work. I just gave you a bit of inspiration. Man. I mean… you were dealt a bad hand, but you always have a smile on your face, man. What is your secret? You’re seeing who I am today. I wasn’t always this way. I had years of bitterness and resentment, and it’s taken a lifetime of work to overcome. And that work never ends. When did you get out? Last night. I went to see carly. And obviously my next stop was to come see my girl. I miss scout like crazy. Is she awake? Um, she’s actually sleeping right now. She’s pretty exhausted from the halloween party at kelly’S. But I can — I can wake her up. No, no, no, no. It’s better that you don’T. I-I don’t want her to — to hear this. I — carly got a call that — that charlotte was shot. And I know that danny was trick-or-treating with her before it happened. Yeah, we, um — we didn’t know that she was shot when we came home last night. We only knew that she was missing, and danny was really shaken up about it. He felt guilty. He felt responsible. He said that he should have been the one that kept charlotte with him. Poor guy. He shouldn’t have to carry all that. No. I know. I-I told him that he doesn’t need to take responsibility for his friends, but he felt guilty. You know, he’s just like his father. He wants to save the entire world, but he can’t, you know? Does he know that charlotte was shot? Well, dante came home this morning to tell him and rocco. We were dreading it, but we didn’t want them to read it on social media or anything. We thought it was best that it come from us. Yeah, that had to have been a tough conversation. How was rocco? Yeah. Oh, gosh. Rocco. It hit him — it hit him pretty hard. He broke down in dante’s arms. All — all dante could do was hold him. And danny — I could tell that danny was holding back tears. But you know danny. He wanted to stay strong. Do they have somebody that they can talk to — I don’t know — like a therapist? I already — I already set it up. And I talked to elizabeth. Jake was at the scene of the shooting, so he’s pretty traumatized, too. That is a lot to deal with, especially at their age. Please, you got to just tell me if there is anything — anything that I can do, okay? Now that I’m back, there’s just so much I need to make up for. I don’t know all the details, but I know the identities of those involved, and two of them are members of my family. My god. Is everyone alright? No. No. This was a tragic accident. What happened? You’re aware that anna has been the target of ongoing harassment? I know her house was burned down. The police said it was arson. Yeah, well, shortly after that, they broke into her hotel and they destroyed her clothes and left her a threatening message. How does that relate to the shooting of a child? Anna’s been on edge for months. So, last night, she comes home to an intruder in her apartment. So she takes out her gun and fires… straight into charlotte cassadine. Valentin’s daughter was the intruder? I find it hard to imagine a teenage girl breaking into an apartment. The police are still trying to piece this all together, but the bottom line is anna shot an innocent child, so she’s gonna have a lot to answer to.

[ Sighs ] But the big question is… what was charlotte doing in that apartment? And so I realized she had to be heading to anna’s apartment. Do you think that she wanted to leave another threatening message? And how did she get in? I don’t know. I don’t know what her intentions were. And…I don’t know what she’s capable of. But you got there

after the shooting? Yeah. I wanted to intercept her, but… I was too late. The door was open. I looked inside.

[ Voice breaking ] And anna was kneeling over charlotte. Did you talk with anna? She claims that when she left her apartment, she locked the door. When she got back around 9:30 P.M., The door was unlocked. She drew her gun. She thought she saw an intruder in her apartment with a weapon. She fired. Let’s, uh — let’s talk about the legal culpability here. Could anna face criminal charges? I mean, it’s not against the law to defend your own property with a gun. Well, it depends. W– on what? If she could reasonably expect charlotte might be there. And if that’s the case… anna could be in real trouble. Thank you. I know you’re a-a tea drinker, but I thought you may need something stronger than that. Why coffee? What do you mean? Well, I often wondered why corinthos went with coffee. Of all the legitimate businesses out there, why choose this? Well, I mean, don corleone had already chosen olive oil, so I wanted the next best thing.

[ Chuckles ] Uh, no. I have a lot of contacts in south america. Oh. That doesn’t sound suspicious.

[ Chuckles ] Ah. It’s not what you think. Most of the coffee of the world is grown there. And it was a — it was a big industry when I set up my company. You know, remember when all the coffee houses were popping up everywhere? Sure. I wanted to get in before the market flooded. Very smart. Sonny. Is everything alright? No. It’s not. Did anna say what happened? No, I-I didn’t hear anything that she said. And — and the paramedics got there right away. Did she go to the police? I don’t know. I know she came here to try to explain. How do you explain shooting a 15-year-old girl? I couldn’T… talk to her. I couldn’t get my head around the idea that she would shoot charlotte. I still can’T. Anna needed a place to stay last night, and she arrived late. I know that you got a new place. Are they not ready for you to move in yet? No, no, no. It’s not like that. It’S… I should be the one to tell — sonny: Yeah. Tell me what? What — what’s going on? It’s charlotte. Did something happen to charlotte? Yeah. It was an accident. Um… I shot her. Do we know how charlotte got into the apartment? I don’t know, mac. Maybe she had a key. There was no sign of forced entry. And like I said before, anna said she locked the door when she left, and it was unlocked when she got back. Would anna have given charlotte a key? I don’t know. I can’t imagine that she would do that. She just moved into that place. What, she’s gonna say to charlotte, “hey, drop by after you’ve finished with halloween — oh, by the way, I’ll give you a key”? That doesn’t make any sense. According to jake webber, charlotte did have a key in her possession. She said that it was her “key to getting everything she wanted.” What the hell does that mean? That’s what I want to find out. So, obviously, she had a key to the apartment, but anna was unaware. That’s why she came in the door shooting. Well… she wasn’t expecting charlotte… but I can tell you who she was expecting. Did you know you were getting out? I mean, did diane get a message to you? No. No. The whole thing was just so sudden. I mean, I’m — I’m sitting on my cot, the guards walked in, and they said, “come on, cain. Let’s go. You’re released.” I — I mean, I didn’t even believe it. I didn’t have to get up in front of the prison board. I didn’t have to speak to the warden. Nothing. Next thing you know, I was in my own clothes and I was on my way home. Wow! Carly must be really excited for you. Yeah, you could say that. She told me who was… responsible for my release. Yeah? Who was it? Your mother. We have to assume charlotte was there uninvited. If anna was expecting her, she wouldn’t have pulled a gun. This is why I’m holding off on publishing. We need more facts. This — we can’t speculate about this. Your cousin must be devastated.

[ Sighs ] I haven’t been able to reach him. Obviously he’s in agony. If you didn’t know any of the people involved, if they weren’t family, would you publish? This is what I’ve been struggling with all morning. Obviously, the shooting of a child is newsworthy. And it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks about the second amendment, gun violence is real and this should be reported. So you’re going to publish.

[ Sighs ] I think I have to. But the victim is a minor, and out of respect for her family, I’m — I’m not gonna mention any names. I thin k you’re making a goodcall on a difficult story.

[ Sighs ] A lifetime of work. I’m not sure I have the stamina for that. It’s perfectly normal to doubt yourself. But just keep pushing through it. Yeah. How do you do it? You make it look so easy. I know I’m gonna have a struggle on my hands. We both have disabilities. We’re coming from very different places. I was born without legs. I never knew what it was like to walk without prosthetics. But you went from a vital, active man to a wheelchair. That’s a huge adjustment. And I still have times of frustration and resentment. Do you know how hard it was to watch other kids run around the playground? Devon, I’m sorry, man. I had no idea. Do you know how selfish I feel complaining right now? Don’t feel sorry for me. There are plenty of times I do that for myself. I try not to wallow in it. Like it or not, it’s who I am. Just focus on moving forward. I’m not sure I know how to do that. Everything I do that’s for my health is an athanks.

[ Sighs ] I really hope I’m making the right call. You are. Don’t — don’t second-guess yourself. I have been consumed with this all morning. I didn’t even ask. How are you feeling? Or is that a stupid question to ask somebody with als?

[ Chuckles ] No. No. I appreciate the question. Mm. Most people tap-dance around the subject or are afraid to ask like it’s some dirty little secret.

[ Breathes deeply ] I am happy with the new specialist that finn recommended. He’s a straight shooter, doesn’t sugarcoat anything. He says my als is progressing, but it’s impossible to put a time frame on it, so I have no idea how long it’s gonna be before I’m in a wheelchair. Which is why I need to, uh, get moving on my bucket list. Have you changed your mind about skydiving? Daddy? You’re home! Drew: Hi! Ohh! Ohh… hi. Well, that’s some pretty cryptic-sounding stuff, robert. Can you elaborate for those of us who don’t know what you’re talking about? Well, I can’t tell you everything. Some of it’S… classified bureau stuff. Okay. Robert, you have to tell us everything you know. Anna dug up this old document which has the name of a former agent attached to it. She figures this guy has been stalking her. Have you seen this document? She brought it over, laid it out, what her theory was. And I agreed with her. So this mystery person is still out there? Yeah. And he can pull this again. And this time, it might be fatal. I mean, this guy is prepared to do whatever’s necessary to suppress this information. So that means anna definitely wasn’t expecting charlotte to be at her apartment. Correct. She entered the apartment, saw this figure holding what looked like a weapon. She figured, “this person’s gonna kill me.” So she exercised the only option she had, and that was to shoot. Dr. Gatlin-holt went right to work on her when we arrived, and he must have given me some information, but I-I couldn’t process it. I mean, I-I couldn’t tell you what he said. I-I have no idea where she was shot. I mean, what if it’s — what if it’s near the heart? We don’t know any of that yet. Try not to speculate, okay? Because that’s just gonna make you crazy. All I know is that the bullet is still inside of her, and they’re going to remove it and they’re going to repair the damage, but I can’t get my head around the idea of her… let me, uh — let me see what I can find out. I’ll go with you. Alright. Unless you want me to stay with you. Maybe you don’t want to be alone right now. No. No, no, no, no, no. Go. Okay.

[ Elevator bell dings ] Valentin! I-I just don’t understand what charlotte was doing in that apartment. How did she get in there? There was no sign of forced entry. She had to have used a key. I’m assuming you didn’t give her a key. No, I didn’t — I lost my own key. I had to get a duplicate from the super. Did you know what charlotte was doing before you shot her?

[ Breathing sharply ] I don’T… there was just this figure with a hood bent over this trunk that I have. And then they turned and… I…I saw… what I thought was a weapon. Well, that’s understandable. You felt threatened. I’ve just been so on edge lately. I just jump at the slightest thing. I… ohh. You were right. About what? I should never have got rid of the bodyguard. If he’d been there, this wouldn’t have happened. Listen. You can’t — you can’t blame yourself. What are you talking about?

[ Crying ] If she… if charlotte… if she doesn’t make it, sonny, it’s my fault. It’s my fault. Thank you for coming. Yeah. Of course. I’d be — be here for charlotte. We’re in this together. I’m not gonna let you go through this alone. This is my fault. Valentin, feeling guilty is only going to make this more difficult. If I had warned anna that charlotte was her stalker right away, this wouldn’t have happened. She would have never pulled a gun. Yeah. Okay. You made a mistake not telling anna right away. But anna — s-she made a big mistake. And charlotte did, too. She’s a child. I understand that. My point is that there is a lot of guilt to go around here. You don’t have to carry the burden all by yourself. And speculating what you should have done is not gonna make the situation any easier. I should have confronted charlotte the moment we saw that security footage. Please. Please. Can you not talk about the footage, okay? It’s not gonna do any good. The footage is gone. What if my daughter is gone? Please sit down. We have to — we have to be positive. Okay? Charlotte… she’s alive. She’s a fighter. We have to believe in her. We have to believe that she’s gonna make it. I mean, I’m a professional. I’ve been trained in firearms. I know when to shoot and when not to shoot. Don’t beat yourself up. But I went into that apartment like I was on a mission, like I expected to be fired at. But I wasn’t gonna be fired at.

[ Crying ] She’s — she’s a 15-year-old girl. Y-you didn’t know that. God. I saw movement, you know, and I reacted. I-I didn’t stop and assess the situation the way I’ve been trained to at the academy.

[ Sniffles ] It’s not “shoot first and ask questions later.” You know, maybe I didn’t see movement. Maybe I just imagined it. But I did fire… and I hit my target. And they went down and they didn’t move. God. It was like it was in slow motion. But it could have only taken two seconds. And then jake came, and he said charlotte’s name. That’s when I realized what I’d done.

[ Crying ] You’ve had a long night. Go home. Get some rest. And thank you, dante. I know things were intense when you were on administrative leave, but I’m glad to have you back. Just keep me updated on charlotte’s condition. Falconeri. Csi sent this up. It’s the inventory on charlotte cassadine’s backpack. Thanks. You know that I would do anything to support you. But I am not jumping out of a plane. Please don’t make me. I’m afraid of heights. And I still don’t understand how planes stay up in the air. And I just don’t understand how anyone thinks that jumping out of a plane would be fun. I mean, really. What’s wrong with them?

[ Chuckles ] It’s supposed to be an exhilarating feeling. But I’m gonna let you off the hook. You agreed to axe throwing and hot yoga, so I’m not gonna push this one. Besides, uh, I think I still have some less risky items on my list. Okay. Good. My stomach thanks you. Well, you’re in the clear. Listen, I know you have a lot to do, so I’m gonna take off. Thank you for the talk. Don’t have to thank me. I appreciate that. Thank you. I’m so happy you’re home! I missed you so much! I missed you, too! I missed you, too! I thought about you every single day. Really? Yes! Every hour of every day. God, I couldn’t wait to get home to you. But is it over? Will you have to go back to prison? No, sweetheart. No, I don’t have to go back. I’m here to stay. I’m here to stay. And you know what made me feel so much better while I was gone? The plaque that you got for swimming. You really gave it to him, mommy? I told you I was gonna give it to him. I’m so proud of you! Next — next season, I’m gonna be at every single meet, I promise. Did you get out in time to go trick-or-treating?

[ Chuckles ] No, no. The lights were turned out by then. That’s okay, ’cause I got a whole bunch of candy for you. What?! That’s my girl! Do you want some now? I got all your favorites. Well, I-I think it’s a little bit too early for candy. Yeah, maybe your mom’s right. But how about this? How about you go get dressed? Because there’s something really, really important that I need your help with. Okay, daddy. Okay? You’re not sure you know how to move forward? You need to talk about your feelings, share your experience with others. If you keep it in and hide it from the people who love you, it will destroy you. So let it out, curtis. Let your beautiful family see who you are now. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her. But it did change her. She developed agitation that may happen with dementia due to alzheimer’s disease. She started yelling. Pacing around. Kept repeating the same questions. She got agitated often. So we asked her doctor for help.

Rexulti is the only

fda-approved medication

[ Sighs ] You know, I wish I was still on administrative leave. Then I wouldn’t be having to deal with this. Like seeing charlotte on a gurney. Any update on charlotte’s condition? Well, she’s still in surgery, as far as I know. This whole thing is unbelievable. How are rocco and danny? I felt terrible that I had to go back to work after telling them about charlotte. They were — they were still a mess. And they didn’t want to stay at the house. They needed a distraction. So I let them go to their friend’s house. Drew got out of prison. Scout’s with him now. That’s — that’s good news. Yeah. How’d it go at the station? Taking statements. Bagging evidence. A 15-year-old girl has been shot. It’s just… none of this makes any sense at this point. I mean, this is someone close to us, too. And I know it’s extenuating circumstances, but try telling that to anna, the one who pulled the trigger. God. It was so surreal. It was like I was outside of my body watching everything. And then inside my head I was just screaming, “no, no, no, no. Please don’t let it be charlotte. Please don’t let it be charlotte.” But I knew it was her. I just knew it. Unfortunately, I know the feeling. When dante first came to town, I didn’t know he was my son ’cause olivia had kept it from me for years. And I didn’t know he was an undercover cop. So he gained my trust. He arrested me. And I shot him, point-blank. Yeah. I did hear about that. That must have been just awful. He was bleeding out on the floor. Olivia came in, and she yelled out… “you shot your own son.” So, you know, about that — that moment. It’s — the shock is unbearable. Well. I mean, even before I — I took the hood off of charlotte… I thought, “wow. This is just such a tiny figure lying here.” A-and the weapon, it was a flashlight she was carrying. You didn’t know that. So then y-your survival instincts, they just kicked in. This is such a nightmare. It’s just a nightmare. I mean, how could I have been so reckless to have fired on an unarmed child? I don’t know how I’m gonna live with that. I just… I don’t know how. Alright. There’s something we need to discuss. And it’s right in this room. What? Us. You’re acting police commissioner. Robert’s the D.A. I’m the deputy mayor. We all have a close relationship to anna. Yeah. I was married to her.

[Chuckles] Twice. Even dante, who was the first investigator at the scene, has a close friendship with anna. I just don’t want anyone thinking this is a cover-up. There’s nothing to cover up. We’re not hiding anything. Nor are we giving anna any preferential treatment. Yeah, I get that, but we all need to recognize that our connections to anna could compromise the case. Well, what are you suggesting? That we may have to bring in an outside investigator. What about you? Do you have any kids? Two incredible sons. They’re my whole world. We’re devoted to each other. I’m proud to say they’re great human beings. I don’t doubt that they are. I have a daughter, a lovely wife, my dad, my auntie, my nephew. I have really good friends that I call family. So, yeah, I guess that makes it a big family. It’s time to let them in. Let them see who you really are. Sorry. I wish I could have found out more. It’s okay. I’m sure valentin will appreciate the effort. I mean, I suppose all we can do right now is to wait and pray. We’ll need to do a lot more than pray. Charlotte’s in real trouble. And I don’t mean medically or legally. A child is broken. Well, then we have to do everything we can to fix her. Her physical recovery will be a lot easier than her emotional one. I will never give up on charlotte. Get them to me as soon as you can. I got to run. Thanks, natalie. Scout! What are you doing here? Hi! Hi, grandma. Hi. I have a big surprise for you. Bigger than you showing up here on your own? Yep. And I’m not here on my own. Look who I brought with me.

[ Alexis gasps ] My wife keeps asking me how I feel. And what do you tell her? I give her the same standard answer. You know. “It’s all good, babe.” But in reality, I am far from good. Your wife just wants to help. Keeping her in the dark won’t do either of you any good. You’re right. It’s not fair. From now on, I’m gonna tell my wife the truth. I’m ready to start moving forward. Okay. Are we done talking now? Let’s get back to work. You got it. I’m gonna take the 10’s this time. [ Laughs ] I am so happy to see you. Oh, my gosh! You were right! This was a big surprise!

[ Laughs ] I got to say, it was my idea to come and see you. But the setup — the setup was all scout. Thank you. How happy are you to see your daddy? It’s the best. The best. It is the best. It is the best. I got released last night, and I know you played a pivotal role in that, so thank you. I’m not taking all the credit. It was sonny. It was carly. It was diane. It was gregory. I know that they were all involved. I heard that. But the sources tell me that you were the one that sealed the deal, and I’m just so grateful. If there’s anything that I can do to repay you, just tell me. You got to tell me. The smile on my granddaughter’s face is enough! Right? Get in here! Oh, my gosh. Kevin: Valentin. Were you able to find out anything? I had to leave word for dr. Gatlin-holt, but I did speak to the surgical coordinator. Charlotte sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. Is there any word from the O.R.? Nothing yet. I-I’m sure we’ll hear something soon. Thank you for coming, nina. Yeah, I love charlotte. I wanted to be here. How did you know to come? I didn’t call you. Anna. She — she slept over at the penthouse. And I didn’t know about charlotte until this morning. How is anna? Well, out– outwardly, she seems calm, but underneath it all, I’m sure she’s shattered. I think that she’s still in shock. How’s charlotte? Is my little girl gonna make it? So charlotte took off on the kids, and jake followed her to anna’s house. But how did she even get into anna’s house? I can’t see charlotte picking a lock. There’s a lot about charlotte we don’t know. What we do know is anna got to her house. The front door was unlocked. There was an intruder in her apartment. She pulled her gun and fired. And that’s not illegal. But the intruder was an unarmed teenager. Yeah, but she was threatened. She thought she saw a weapon.

[ Sighs ] What baffles me is what charlotte was doing there in the first place. Dante: Well, I’ve got a theory. Um, I don’t know if it holds water yet. Alright. What have you got? Well, we found charlotte’s backpack, and in it was red spray paint, and it matched the paint that was used on anna’s front door. “Murderer.” And then anna’s house burned down. There are some burdens that are too heavy to carry and some mistakes too terrible to live with. Yes, but I have to live with this. I don’t have a choice. I have to find a way to come to terms with my actions, and I just — I don’t — I don’t know how to do that. That’s why I pray. In my darkest hours, I get down on my — on my knees and I ask god… to give me the strength. Maybe you should try that. Well, you’re a good catholic. I don’t know about the “good” part.

[ Chuckles ] You’re a man of faith, then. I’m just a — I’m a lapsed anglican. I don’t think I’ve been in church for a while. The last time I was in church was for a mission, actually. That’s alright. God — god always listens. He always listens to me. I don’t know where I would be… if I didn’t believe in him. That’s nice.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s nina. Are you at the hospital? Yes, sonny. Charlotte’s out of surgery. The doctor says she’s gonna make it. What? Charlotte’s gonna be okay. Oh, thank god.

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Curtis has a long talk with his friend Devin whom he met while he was in rehab. Devin helps Curtis realize he needs to let his family into what his life is like now and he should tell them the truth.

Gregory helps Alexis decide to publish the story about Charlotte’s shooting but since Charlotte is a minor she won’t put her name in the story.

Sonny and Anna have a long talk and Anna tells Sonny the details of the shooting. Sonny tells Anna he knows how she feels, because when Dante first came to Port Charles, he shot him and he didn’t have any idea they were father and son.

Jordan tells Mac and Robert they may need to bring in an outside investigator to handle Anna’s case to make sure the police department isn’t accused of favoritism toward Anna.

Dante tells Sam red paint was in Charlotte’s backpack and it matched the red paint used to vandalize Anna’s house.

The doctor tells Valentin Charlotte is going to be okay.

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Carly and Drew kiss because he just came home from prison. She fills him in on how that happened to get him out.

Chase brings Brook Lynn more chocolate bars after they ran out (for trick-or-treaters). They discuss how Tracy has treated her.

Laura tends to Ace after he was crying and woke her up. Esme comes in and they have a nice chat. Esme tells her that she and Ace need to move out to their own place (because it hurts her to be around Spencer). Laura understands. When Esme tells her about how most people treat her (due to her past), Laura tells her she loves her and to let go of the guilt.

Sam tells Dante that Danny was out with Charlotte and Jake, but both disappeared. Danny answers their questions.  Dante is called in to work for a shooting. Sam and Danny have a chat about Charlotte. Later, Dante phones to tell her that Anna shot Charlotte.

Charlotte goes through Anna’s trunk in her living room. She finds a flashlight, but it doesn’t work. Anna returns home to find that her apartment door is unlocked. She puts down her bags and draws her gun. She walks in and sees a figure and yells “Freeze!” The person turns and has something pointed at Anna, so Anna fires. She goes in. Just then, Jake runs up and yells Charlotte’s name. Waving him back, Anna goes in and uncovers the figure on the floor. To her horror, it’s Charlotte. Jake asks why she shot her, horrified, but she doesn’t answer. She goes into automatic mode and has Jake help her put a pillow under Charlotte’s feet, and she uses his costume on Charlotte’s wounds. She has Jake call 9-1-1. Dante arrives, and the EMT’s. They take Charlotte away. Valentin arrives and is upset. He’s told that she’s shot. He leaves with the EMT. Anna, still in shock, tells Dante what happened. She gives him her gun.

Elizabeth remarks to Finn that GH seems quiet for Halloween, but he warns her not to jinx it. Elizabeth worries about Jake after hearing about the shooting, but he arrives, along with Dante and Anna. Jake is very worried about Charlotte, who’s taken into surgery. Anna tries to explain that it was an accident, but Valentin can’t deal with that right now. He does tell Jake it’s not his fault when Jake blames himself. Dante takes Anna to the PCPD to give her formal statement.

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Finn: How’s your shift going?

Elizabeth: So far, so good. Aside from this very odd craving I have for maple syrup.

Finn: I’m still on a sugar high.

Elizabeth: [ Chuckles ] Me too. It’s surprisingly a quiet evening for it being Halloween.

Don’t say that.


You’re gonna jinx it.

Oh, god, I missed you. I can’t believe you’re really here. Are you really here? I’m really here. You are. I just feel like I just woke up from a — from a long nightmare. But you’re home now. I am, but I don’t know how. I-I don’t know how I got released from Pentonville.

Hey. I got the assorted chocolate bars, and they’re the really good kind.

I can’t believe the stores didn’t run out.

Well, the first two did, but I hit the jackpot on the third.

Mm. Well, I’m sure you were the sexiest football player there. Thank you for going. You really did get the good kind. Too bad all the trick-or-treaters are at home sleeping now.

I’m sorry he woke you up.

[ Chuckles ] Oh, no. I was — I — he didn’t wake me at all. I stayed up to do a little bit of extra work. But I love every moment that I get to spend with my grandson, you know? Besides, he’s a baby. He cries. That’s what babies do. Tell your mommy it’s okay.

I can’t believe I didn’t hear him crying. I should have woken up sooner.

Esme, it’s really okay. I mean, that’s why you’re here with us, right? So that we can help you. It’s a team effort.

Why are you always so nice to me?

Dante: Hey.

Hey. How’s it going? How’d it go tonight?

[ Keys clatter ]

What’s up? Did something happen? Danny’s not sure. Charlotte went missing. Jake went to look for her. Now they’re both missing.


[ Body thuds ]

Jake: Charlotte! Charlotte! Charlotte — stop. Oh, my god.

[ Gasps ] Char– oh, my god. Charlotte?

Get the lights, Jake. I need to see where she’s hit. Charlotte. Oh, god. I got to stop the bleeding. What have you got? Give me something. Take this off. Quick, give it to me. Quick. Okay, do you have your phone?


Call 911. Alright? Can you do that? 911. Charlotte? Charlotte, can you hear me?

[ Line ringing ]


Operator: 911 dispatch.

What is your emergency?


My friend needs an ambulance.


Can you tell me what happened?

She was shot. Hurry.

What is the address where the victim was shot?

I-I don’t know the address.

It’s 114.


Um, clover avenue.

Clover avenue.

Apartment 68.

Apartment 68. Can you hurry, please?


She’s — she’s bleeding, and she’s — Charlotte? She’s not moving.

Okay. Stay calm. The ambulance is on the way. What’s your friend’s name and how old is she?

Charlotte Cassadine. She’s 15. Please hurry.

Why did you shoot her?

What happened, Danny?

Mr. Cassadine dropped us off at harbor vista so we could go trick-or-treating. It’s where Charlotte wanted to go. She said the neighborhoods around there gave out the best candy.

Okay. And — and then what happened?

We went trick-or-treating, and then a little bit later, we stopped to check our bags and figure out what street to go down next.

And that’s when you noticed that Charlotte was missing?

Yeah. We looked for her, and Jake thought he saw her, but when I turned around, the person he was looking at was in the hermit costume from the tarot.

Is that what Charlotte was dressed up as or…?

No, but it’s what she was originally going to go as. So, if the person we did see was Charlotte, she must have changed her costume at some point. ‘

Do you know why she wanted to go as a character from tarot?

Maybe she likes it? We were all at Kelly’s once eating sundaes, and she said she learned to read tarot when she was away at boarding school in Switzerland.

You know, for all the time I’ve spent with you, I never pegged you for being the superstitious type.

I respect things that can’t be explained. Your luck tapping maple trees, for example.

I have a knack for it. Or maybe I was a maple tree tapper in my past life. Which sounds just as crazy as believing in a jinx.

[ Chuckles ] Okay, laugh all you want, but one of the weirdest nights I ever spent in the E.R. Started with an intern saying, “it’s gonna be a quiet night.”

Why am I so nice to you? Because we’re family, Esme. You are the mother of my grandson. That — that means a great deal to me — and to Kevin.

Well, families aren’t always nice to each other.

No, I know, sweetheart. Navigating family is tough for some.

Yeah, that’s an understatement, especially considering who my parents are.

Well, I tell you what. Why don’t we just focus on the present moment and the people who are right here right now, like, uh, Ace, who I love, couldn’t possibly love more. And — and then I see you and what a wonderful mother you are to him, and I-I just can’t help but love you. So, why don’t you just let go of all that guilt, hon?

You really think I’m doing a good job?

Better than good. I think you’re doing a great job. I’m very impressed with how you’re handling being a single mother and working at the invader to support your son.

Yeah. But, I mean, Ace’s schedule is disrupting your life. You’re the mayor, Laura, and you’re up with a teething baby. [ Laughs ] You have a million things to do. It’s not fair.

Why don’t you let me be the judge of that? I love having Ace here. I love being able to help you with him.

And you have been so generous and so great, but… we can’t stay here anymore.

You think I was too generous to the trick-or-treaters earlier?

Well, you gave three extra candy bars to a group of kids dressed in “star wars” costumes. So, what do you think?

Well, that’s because they looked awesome.

[ Laughs ]

Okay, now I feel bad that you had to turn kids away while I was out searching for candy. Whoa! I don’t want to run out again.

Well, if we do, I’ll just give out more granola bars.

You didn’t.

Well, there was nothing else. I couldn’t just turn them away with nothing.

Granola bars? That was my worst nightmare as a kid. It was like getting a box of raisins.

[ Chuckles ] I think the granola bars were fine.

No way. I want our apartment to be a primo trick-or-treat territory, not a candy desert.

Okay. There’s always next year, okay? And at least we get trick-or-treaters. Do you know that every year on Halloween, my family opens the main gate and we never get trick-or-treaters.

Yeah, that’s probably for the best. Could you imagine little kids walking up to the Quartermaine mansion and Tracy answering the door? She would be judging them the whole time. Like, “yours is too tacky. What are you supposed to be?” [ Imitates evil laughter ]

Chase, are you implying my grandmother is a certain wicked witch?

When I got out of the hospital and I arrived back at Pentonville, they immediately put me right back into solitary.

Did they say why?

Well, the guards claimed that it was for my own protection, that they couldn’t protect me unless I was removed from the other prisoners, but then, out of the blue, they took me out of there and they said that judge Kim decided that the sentence that he handed down was too harsh. And that’s when they released me. But I don’t know why. Do you?

y, Jake, so, we got to get her legs up, alright? ‘Cause she’s bleeding. So we got to raise her legs. Just put the cushion — great, great. Cool, cool. And the other one. Okay, good. Get her legs right up. Okay. Take her hand. Take her hand. Talk to her. Say her name, alright? Say you’re here.

Charlotte. Charlotte, you’re gonna be okay. Okay? I’m here. It’s Jake. Charlotte, can you hear us? The ambulance is on the way. Here, darling. Can you hear us?

Charlotte? Charlotte?! What happened?

She was shot.

What? Has somebody called an ambulance?

Yeah. They’re on their way.

Papa’s here. Charlotte, papa’s here. What the hell happened?

[ Sirens wailing ]

Jake, that’s them. Go stand by the door. Make sure that they see you, alright?

We split up to look for her. Jake went in the direction of the person in the hermit costume, and me and Georgie went the other way.

So, when did you find Mr. Cassadine?

Right after that. We met back at the place we were supposed to meet, and when we told him we couldn’t find Charlotte, he got really scared. He told me to call mom and ask if she could pick up me and Georgie so he could go look for Charlotte. I told her she didn’t have to come pick us up and we could have just taken a ride share.

No, you did good, Danny. You followed Mr. Cassadine’s orders, and you waited there until I could come get you.

So… I’m not in trouble?

Gosh, no, of course not. You know what? Why don’t you go upstairs and get ready for bed? Tell Scout and Rocco to do the same thing.

Okay. Can I take my candy?

Uh, you know what, buddy? We — we’ve got to look through it first, and then we’ll bring it to you.

You know, I get — [ Sighs ] I mean, I can’t imagine what Valentin’s thinking, not knowing where Charlotte is, but for him to then just leave Danny and Georgie alone like that to go look for her? I don’t —

No, I know. I don’t like it, either. But in Valentin’s defense, he could reasonably assume that Danny and Georgie could make it home safely. I’m just glad that we have a level-headed kid…


[ Cellphone ringing ]

…That knew to call us if things got bad.

[ Scoffs ] Are you kidding me?

It’s the station.


You’re not home off administrative leave for three hours and they’re already calling you?

I know. Yeah. Falconeri. What? When did — when? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’ll — I’ll be right there. There was a shooting. The address is Maxie’s old apartment.

Well, Alexis interviewed judge Kim. She said she wanted to highlight his tough-on-crime stance, and during the interview, she brought up allegations of inappropriate gifts, specifically an expensive trip he received from a prominent businessman. In other words, Kim was bought and paid for.

What? How did Kim respond? Did he say anything incriminating?

No. He denied it all, and he stormed out of Alexis’s office.

Well, he must have known that Alexis was on the right track.

Absolutely. And he must have been afraid that a very sexy navy seal, who served his country, who was handed down a very harsh sentence, could draw too much attention to him. It could put a very big wrinkle in his ambitious career.

Why did Alexis want to do the interview? Like, how did she know he was corrupt?

From me.

I never said that Tracy was a wicked witch. She’s difficult and — and direct, but everybody knows she’s direct. I mean, she is — she is who she is.

There’s definite similarities between Tracy and a certain witch of the west, especially when she’s trying to be generous but ends up blackmailing you.

This isn’t about how I feel, is it? This is about Tracy’s claim that she stole Deception to give it to you.

Yeah. And Granny and I finally had it out.

Everything that could go wrong that night did go wrong. I mean, it was nothing tragic, but sort of a series of freakish events, you know? There was dropped trays, crashed mail cart, um, the computers crashed, we lost our wheelchairs. It all culminated in me delivering a baby while stuck in an elevator.

Crashed mail carts?

That was your one takeaway?

[ Chuckles ] Was it your first time delivering a baby?

Yes. It was the mother’s fourth child, and lucky for me, she — she knew what she was doing. She basically talked me through it. Mom and the baby — they came through just fine. Me, not so much. I didn’t go anywhere near the OB/GYN for the rest of the year.

So, the moral of our story is — stay off elevators with pregnant ladies.

Wrong. No matter how quiet the night seems, you never say it out loud.

Hey, Esme. What exactly did you mean?

It’s time for me and Ace to find a place of our own.

I didn’t see that coming at all. I-I really didn’t. It feels sudden to me. Did something happen that makes you feel like you have to go?

No, no, um, nothing specific. Just the apartment feels crowded with everyone living here. Plus, I really don’t want to overstay my welcome.

It doesn’t feel crowded to me. I mean, we all have our own bedrooms, and it’s big enough if you need alone time you can have it, unless — unless you’re feeling crowded by someone in particular? Could this have something to do with Spencer?

[ Police radio chatter ]

We’ll be transporting the patient to G.H..

Valentin: I’m the father. I’ll be riding with you.

You? You’re the one who got Alexis to interview judge Kim?

Well, uh, Sonny went to Alexis first, but I’m the one who got the information about the vacation from a regular here at Kelly’s, who is the pilot for the prominent businessman. Kim was a passenger on his private jet.

That is kinda incredible.


I definitely owe Alexis and Sonny such a debt of gratitude.

Oh, and Diane miller, too, because she provided Alexis with a lot of important information.

Well, I will thank all three of them, but you are the real hero here. You know, it kind of makes sense that you’re the one to save me.

I would do anything to save you. I’m the reason you were in prison to begin with.

Mnh, that’s not what I meant. I meant just how smart and how clever and how incredibly beautiful you are. You… you are my hero.

It’s hard to be around Spencer. I mean, living with him and sharing in the responsibilities of Ace makes it really complicated, and I think that I started to develop feelings for him. And…I guess if I’m being honest, I can’t help but feel drawn to him.

Sweetheart, everything you’re saying is completely natural.

It is?

Yes, of course. I mean, you’re in close proximity, and he’s the one you would go to if you had a question or an issue about Ace. I mean, Spencer has sort of taken on the role of father to your son, and… you know, uh, do you think it’s all stemming from living here with Spencer, or do you think there could be something else prompting this?

Like what?

Like maybe Spencer’s relationship with Trina?

Danny: Rocco and Scout are already asleep. Where’s Dante? I wanted him to go through my candy so I could have some.

Oh, he got a work call, but he said that he’d be here in the morning to have breakfast with all three of you kids. Hey. Are you okay?

I texted both Charlotte and Jake. I still haven’t heard from them yet.

You know what? Why don’t you go through that bowl of candy and see if you can find one of those taffies that I love?

I doubt there’s any left. I saw Scout going through them and —

Come on. Give it a shot. If you find one, I will split it with you. Hey, Danny, do you know what’s going on with Charlotte?

We were all on a group text this weekend, and she seemed pretty excited about trick-or-treating.

Are you okay?

I’ve been thinking. What if — what if Charlotte didn’t take off? What if — what if someone grabbed her? I bet that’s what Mr. Cassadine was thinking. That’s probably why he took off and left me and Georgie.

Alright, I’m gonna be really honest with you right now, okay? I am a little worried about Charlotte, too. But we can’t jump to the worst-case scenario. Let’s just send out good, positive thoughts to her until we find her and get her home, okay?


And you got to remember that Charlotte is independent. And she does have a little mischievous side to her. So this all could be just a simple Halloween prank that went wrong.

You okay, Jake? I got a few questions for you, and then I’m gonna take you home, okay?

No. No, I want to go to the hospital. I-I need to see Charlotte. Please.


My mom’s working tonight. She’ll be there.

Okay. Um, why don’t you hang with the officer here for a minute? I’m gonna talk to Anna, and then we can go to the hospital together, okay?

Okay, so, I left my apartment a little before 9:00, and, um, I locked the door. And then when I returned, the door was — was unlocked. So I realized that there was someone inside the apartment.

[ Breathing heavily ]

You want to sit down?

No. And then, um…

[ Police radio chatter ]

…I drew my gun because there was someone inside the apartment. So then I opened the door really slowly and there was movement over by the trunk and I saw the person turn towards me with what appeared to be a weapon in their hands, so I fired. [ Gasps ] [ Voice breaking ] I discharged my weapon on a child. [ Sobbing ] Charlotte is a child. [Deep exhale]

Mmm. God, I can’t believe you’re here. Mm. When you were in surgery, and I didn’t know if you were gonna make it, I — I couldn’t stop thinking about how I was responsible for setting all this in motion. And I just want you to know — and hear me, please — I’m sorry. I’m so, so sorry.

It’s over now. It’s over. Except for six months probation.

What? Judge Kim gave you six months probation? That’s ridiculous. You already served enough unnecessary time in prison with hardened criminals who almost killed you.

No, Car– it’s okay.

It’s not okay, drew.

I’m gonna be fine. I will be fine. I won’t so much as jaywalk. What matters is, is that I am home now. I am home with the women that I love.


Well, yeah. You and Scout.

Tracy has her faults, no doubt, but I truly believe that she wants to provide for me, that she’s genuinely concerned about my future.

Sometimes people have weird ways of showing their love.

She’s pointed out on multiple occasions that I no longer have a stake in ELQ. So Deception is her way of providing for my financial future. And I have told her tons and tons of times, and she just doesn’t seem to understand that my future, my love, is in music. And I am 100% committed to being a music manager.

Then you need to follow your dreams and stick to them.

That is exactly my point. If I had Deception to fall back on, it would just undermine my confidence in myself. You know, it would be like admitting that I don’t have what it takes to make it in the music world.

We both know you have what it takes.

Thank you. I just feel so terrible about Tracy hijacking Deception from Lucy, Maxie, and Sasha. I mean, the three of them should be running Deception, not Tracy and definitely not me.

I have a simple solution.

Yeah? I’d love to hear it.

Let Tracy give you Deception, and then you can sign it over to Lucy and Maxie and Sasha.

[ Laughs ]

15-year-old female. GSW to the abdomen, unconscious and lost a lot of blood. Her pulse is weak and thready. She’s hypovolemic.

Let’s get her to Trauma One. Let’s roll. Come on. Yeah. Order a code. Massive transfusion.

Where’s Jake? Where’s my son?

Get me an ETA on that.

[ Police radio chatter ]

Yeah. Thanks. Alright, CSI is on their way. They got to do a sweep of the apartment.

[ Sighs ] Do you know whose backpack that is?


That’s Charlotte’s. She had it with her tonight. Can I take it to her at the hospital?

Not tonight, Jake, no. Uh, CSI — make sure they bag that as evidence.

You got it, detective.

[ Sighs ] Anna, I’m gonna need your gun.


[ Inhales sharply ] [ Exhales sharply ]

Can I please go see Charlotte now?

Just take him — take him to the hospital. Elizabeth will have heard all about this, and she’s gonna want to know that her son is okay. So just take him.

I’ll stay with the officers. They can take me into custody. Alright?

[ Sighs ]

a vanilla shake is all I have. Honestly, the kids at the Halloween party — oh, my god. They ate everything.


They even ate two of Aiden’s pies.

[ Laughs ] Elizabeth told me that Aiden’s baking.

Yes. And he’s incredible, by the way.

Yeah. Did the kids have fun?

They did. They played cornhole outside.


It was hilarious, but they had a great time.

And was Scout here?

She was. Oh, my god, you should have seen her. She was so cute. She was dressed up like a scarecrow. She had a blast. She misses you like crazy, though.

I miss her so much. I can’t wait to see her. I’m gonna see her first thing tomorrow.

Oh, she’s gonna love that!

Mm. Can I tell you something?


This is the best vanilla shake I have ever had…

[ Laughs ]

…In my entire life. It is so good.

Oh, well, let me taste it.

You got to have this.

Mmm. I did a good job.

[ Chuckles ]

[ Monitor beeping ]

Austin: Let’s get two lines in and start the massive transfusion protocol. Can we order a DIC panel, a CBC and a CMP? And could you please call radiology? Tell them need a stat X-Ray and to get me the ultrasound. Let me know when that O.R. is ready.

What did, uh — what’d Valentin say about Jake?

He said that he’s safe. He’s with Dante and the police, but he’s not answering his phone.

[ Doors open ]

Oh, my god. Jake. Are you okay? You’re okay, right?

Yeah. I’m okay, mom.

Oh, good.

Where’s Charlotte? I need to see her.

The doctors are with her now.

Is she gonna be okay?

Spencer’s relationship with Trina is a huge part of the reason I want — or, should I say, need to move out. But it’s also what’s so complicated.

Complicated how?

Because of Trina.

You mean because you don’t want to hurt her?

No, of course not. I mean, that’s the thing, Laura. I really like her. I mean, she’s — she’s so nice. And I’ve seen how she is with my son. She’s so thoughtful of him, always bringing him little gifts and stuff.

Yeah. She is a really lovely young lady. But you two have quite the history.

That’s what I’ve been told, but oddly, Trina seems to be the one who blames me the least, unlike other people, and her mom — Dr. Robinson — has been so helpful.

Really? How so?

She’s the one that suggested that me and Spencer take the parenting class over the summer at G.H.. I mean, it’s been really helpful. It really took a lot of pressure off of us and helped bring me and Spencer together. For Ace’s sake, of course.

Yes. Yes, of course. But still, uh, that had to hurt you if you have feelings for Spencer.

I mean, what doesn’t hurt me? I’m a girl with no past. I’m like a ghost walking through a town full of people who only know the old me and really have no interest in knowing the new me. Spencer? Well, I don’t know. There’s just something really familiar about him. And I think I want to latch on to anything that is familiar, even when I know it’s… not real or possible.

I should have kept us all together, Mom.

Danny, hey. No. They’re your friends. It’s not your responsibility to keep them in line. You know that, right?

Yeah, maybe it wasn’t my job, exactly, but Charlotte listens to me. When she was staying with us and would leave her stuff all over the bathroom and I’d ask her to pick it up, she would. Not all the time, but she listened to me the most out of everyone, and I needed to step up.

Do you know who you remind me of right now?


Yeah. Your dad. And just like your dad, you want to take responsibility for the whole world, but you can’t. Nor can you fix everyone’s problems. Hey, why don’t we wait until tomorrow to figure out that candy?

Oh, wait, I found one. It’s the last one.

You know, I knew if there was one left, you would be the one to find it. Thank you.

Uh, Jake here was great. He called 911, and he held Charlotte’s hand, talked to her until the paramedics got there. He was a real hero. I’m sure she knew you were there the whole time.

It was an accident, right? Anna didn’t mean to shoot Charlotte, did she?


[ Gasps ]

You okay?

Yeah. I just want to know if Charlotte’s out of danger.

You want to sit down? I’ll get you some water.

No, no, no. I’m fine. I’m fine. I — do you know? Have you heard anything? I-is she stable?

Austin: We need to get her stabilized. Why don’t we start the neo drip to get her blood pressure up, please.

[ Monitor beeping ]

Have we heard from the O.R.? We really need to get her up there before she crashes.

The O.R. Is ready for you, doctor.

Great. Then let’s go. Yep.

Save my daughter, please.

We’re gonna do everything we can.

I’m here, sweetheart. I’m here. You’re gonna be okay. I’m right here. I’m right here! Why, Anna? Why?

Now, tomorrow night, I don’t want you to think about doing anything, anything except for getting ready for a night out with me. Dinner, some champagne, maybe a little dessert.

Not a Kelly’s vanilla milkshake?

[ Both laugh ]

Look, I wouldn’t trade tonight for anything, by the way. I loved it. I loved everything about it. I love you.

You ready to get out of here so you can show me how much you love me?

You want to take this back to your place? I, uh… I seem to remember how incredibly comfortable your bed is.

Okay. I’m gonna get my coat.

[ Groans ]

[ Breathing heavily ]

You are the sweetest man.

Is that supposed to be a compliment?

You’re sweet and you’re kind and you’re just a little naive when it comes to Granny. There is no way that she would just sign Deception over to me. For the exact reason you just mentioned. Tracy is a lot of things, but stupid she is not. She would never risk me giving Lucy back the company.

Yeah, you’re probably right.

Yeah. And I can see Tracy keeping some level of power, you know, becoming the president of the board.

Okay. So, what’s the next steps?

I don’t know. But it’s gonna have to be something a lot more devious if I’m gonna outmaneuver my grandmother.

Okay. Well, can we not scheme tonight? Because tonight is Halloween, and that only comes once a year. So let’s focus on that, not Tracy.

Okay. Trick…or treat?


I understand where you’re coming from, Esme, and I think you may be right to put a little space between you and Spencer right now, just so you can continue to forge your own new path.

You think so?

Yes. Yes, I do. And by the way, I am interested in getting to know the new Esme.

Thank you for supporting me. And I know that it won’t be easy, especially with Ace leaving, too.

Yeah. Have you thought at all about where you’ll live?

Well, there are rooms available above Kelly’s. I talked to Carly Spencer about it. And I think that’s about all I can afford on my receptionist’s salary. Plus, it does keep me in Port Charles, which I know is what you would want.

Thank you, Esme. It would mean so much to me to be able to watch Ace grow up. And I don’t want you to worry, so I’m gonna help you with the rent.

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’ve lived here since Ace was born, and you’ve never asked me for a cent. I-I can’t take anything more from you. Really.

I insist. Because you’re family. Alright? And the most important thing right now is that you and Ace have a safe and comfortable home.

Thank you. I’ll think about it.

Okay. I’m gonna go check on Ace.

Okay. Oh… but I really do think this is what’s best for both me and Ace.

I think you may be right. What is Spencer gonna think?

[ Cellphone ringing ]

Hey. Is everything alright?

Uh, the — the shooting victim at Maxie’s apartment was Charlotte.

What? Tell me she’s okay, please.

She’s, uh — she’s in surgery right now.

Who shot Charlotte?

Anna did.

It happened so fast. [ Sniffles ] I — it was dark. I thought it was an intruder. I didn’t know it was her. Please.

I can’t hear this.

No, please, you have to understand. It was an accident. I did not know it was her.

Stop. I can’t do this right now.

Anna. I got to take you in. You have to answer questions.

Okay. No, no, yeah.

You have to give a statement about what went on tonight.

Yeah, yeah. Sure.

Mr. Cassadine, I’m so sorry. I tried to catch up with Charlotte, but I just wasn’t fast enough.

It wasn’t your fault.

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Let the you know what, katrina? You can go ahead and can go. We can finish this tomorrow. Have a good night.

[ Sighs ]

[ Cellphone rings ] Hello, carly. Hey, alexis. I’m sorry for calling so late. I just was wondering if you heard anything about drew’s case. I’m afraid all I’ve heard is silence from judge kim’s office. But I promise you, as soon as I hear something, I’ll let you know. Thank you. I’ll keep pushing, carly. I know you will. Alright. Have a good night. You too. Hey. Carly: Hey! Sam! What are you doing here? Did scout forget something? No, no. She had an amazing time. Dante’s with her and rocco. Okay. I just wanted to come and check on my friend. Molly! Hi! Hello, my darling. How are you? I’m good. Hm. I’m sorry I’m late, honey. Oh, five minutes is not late, mom. And the food just got here. I didn’t want to keep you and tj waiting. Tj isn’t here. Halloween’s always busy at the E.R., So he probably won’t be home till early morning. Aww. Poor baby. Well, you know he loves being a doctor. I know that he loves my daughter. Andrea was gonna join us, but she said she’s exhausted after trick-or-treating with her son, so she had to cancel. You know, I am really glad that you have such a cordial relationship with your surrogate. Me too. Tj and I were really lucky to find her. I think that baby will be very lucky to have you and tj as parents. You hungry, mom? I’m always hungry. I will go unpack the food. Alright.

[ Knock on door ]I’ll get it. What are you doing here? I like your costume, sweetheart. Mom. What are you doing here? I came to see wiley. And I came to warn you. Warn me. About what? You can’T. You just can’t, willow.

[ Mouthing words ]

[ Mouthing words ]

[ Gasps ] Hey. Willow. You okay? You — you having a bad dream? Voil. Ohh! Thank you.

[ Chuckles ] Ace asleep? Yep. And his mother, too. Esme is down for the night this early? Ace is teething. He kept her up all night. She’s exhausted. Well, she seemed fine when she was trotting him around in his costume. Ohh. Wasn’t he so cute? Yeah. He was just a little bit cranky.

[ Laughs ] Spencer’s out with trina? Yeah. And charlotte should be out trick-or-treating by now. Thanks for the ride, mr. Cassadine. Yeah. Thank you. Valentin: Not so fast. Stay right where you are.

[ Ominous music plays ] This has to be it. Wait.

[ Gasps ] Of course it was you, you smarmy bastard. What kind of greeting was that, mom? Did you let molly know that you were coming? Yes. When she invited me. I also brought pumpkin ice cream for halloween. -Krissy! -Kristina: Hi! So glad you could make it! Me too. Ohh. Sorry I’m a little late, but I had to get someone to cover for me at charlie’S. Here I am. And I heard you brought pumpkin ice cream. I did, yes. Blaze turned me on to this new place. It’s so good. It’s totally organic. And it has amazing new flavors. I can’t wait to try it. I bet even mom will like it. Well, mom likes everything. Alright, alright! Time-out. Someone gonna tell me what I’m missing? I hope you don’t mind me dropping by like this. No. A-as long as you’re okay with helping me clean.

[ Laughs ] Yeah. What can I do? Perfect. Oh. Crayon duty. Got it. Thank you. Yes. So, um, I just spoke to your mom. You did? Did she have any news about drew? No. That’s why I called her, you know, to see if she had an update. Because I’m just — I just couldn’t help myself, you know? Well, I’m sure she doesn’t mind, but my mom did tell me about judge kim’s record of giving overly harsh sentences if he thinks it’s gonna help him out politically. Can you believe judges are still doing that? No. I know. But she will see to it that she makes him answer some really tough questions if he doesn’t reconsider drew’s sentence. Yeah, I know she will. Um, I just — the waiting is driving me crazy. Yeah, I know. Scout did have an amazing time, but having her dad home would change her life. Would change a lot of lives. Have you told scout what’s going on? No. No, no. I don’t want to get her hopes up in case it doesn’t happen. That’s smart. I keep telling myself the same thing. “Don’t get your hopes up, carly.” But, man. It’s so hard. Where’s wiley? I carried him to bed. He didn’t even wake up. Wha–

[ Sighs ] I-I’m so sorry. Willow, you have nothing to be sorry about. Looks like you had a bad dream. Do you remember what it was about? Yes. I had that dream about harmony again. It’s good that charlotte’s out doing something with kids her age. Yeah, I know. I’m just worried because she’s obviously troubled right now, so… she had her first session with you today. By the way, thank you so much for fitting her in your schedule. It’s a good first step. Yeah. Is there anything you can tell me? Well, I can’t share what she confided… because she never opened up to me. Really? Nothing? She was pleasant, articulate, and gave nothing away. The only real moment in the session happened when she began to talk about being protective of her father. Okay. You all have your cellphones fully charged. How about flashlights? -In my pocket. -Yes, sir. You’ve got your candy bags there. -Papa, please. -I’m almost done. One more time. What’s the route? Together: Harbor vista to prince street to elmhurst way and then back. You’re gonna be back here at exactly what time? Children: 9:00. Good. Everyone stay together. No one goes out on their own. Yes, sir. Your parents are counting on me to keep you safe. Don’t make me look like a jerk. I’m helping you out. Your father sufficiently embarrass you tonight? You did. Good. It’s my job. And to keep you safe and make sure you have a good time. Thank you, pa. This night means a lot to me. It means a lot to me, too. Have fun. -Let’s go. -Hey. Wait a minute. So, what made you change your mind about dressing as the hermit? You don’t like my rah-rah costume? Kind of surprised you do. I don’t, but I couldn’t get the other costume ready in time. Maybe I’ll dress as the hermit next year. Jake, charlotte, let’s go! I knew it.

[ Line ringing ] Happy halloweenie, annie. Where are you? Uh, out tricking and treating with the rest of the kids. No. Really. Where are you? I’m still in the office. Okay. Stay there. I’m coming over. Wait. What’s this all about? No, this is something that you need to see for yourself. Okay. Di I was watching you with nina earlier. And? And you were very gracious to her. Yeah. She’s lucky she wasn’t bobbing for apples. Well, you’re really good at hiding your animosity. Well, it’s exhausting. You know? Yeah, I get that. And fanning the flames of my hatred for nina, you know, it doesn’t help anything. And… she’s willow’s mother and wiley’s grandmother, so… and sonny’s wife. Yeah. And there’s that. Dante says that sonny seems pretty happy. Good. I want him to be happy. And he wants you to be happy, too. I know. I know that. And, you know, nina has been on her best behavior around the kids and with sonny. But you don’t think she’s changed. No. I don’t at all. And look — for a long time, willow didn’t want any relationship with nina. And now, clearly, that’s changed. So if willow’s happy, I’m happy. But what about michael? So much candy. Willow. Look. Was it the same dream or was it different this time? I was outside — at kelly’s at the halloween party. Everyone else was inside. And suddenly harmony was there. It seemed almost normal. Did she talk to you? Yes. I-I asked her why she was there, and she said the same thing as before. She said she has to warn me. But once she goes on, her lips move, but there’s no sound. So you still haven’t heard an actual warning. But I think I know what harmony is trying to tell me. Did she miss something? I don’t know. She opened up the door. I came in with my pumpkin ice cream. I came over, said it sounded really good, and here we are. Yeah, I think you’re caught up to date, mom. Funny. You two were hugging each other. Is that against the rules? You know what I’m saying. The last I knew, you two weren’t speaking to each other. Now you’re acting like nothing happened at all and you’re playing that little game like “let’s make mom think she’s crazy.” Oh, I love that game! It’s the best! Yeah. Spill it.

[ Inhales sharply ] After you told us how disappointed in us you were and how you would do anything to have your sister back in your life, we both really took it to heart. We got together and ironed things out. Well, it was really more of a hammering things out if we’re gonna be accurate. Well, sometimes it takes a hammer to get through with you. Well, you weren’t so easy yourself, sis. You know what? I don’t really need to know what happened. I don’t need to know the details. Mom, it’s you. You always need the details. Yeah. Yeah, well, I don’t need to know. I see you two have made up and you’re both very happy. And I’m very happy that you’re happy. We’re all happy. And I’m very proud of you. Okay. Can we eat now? Please. Yeah.

[ Laughter ] She actually said she’s proud. Of both of us. I mean, that’s got to be a first. I guess hammering it out was worth it. It definitely was. I’m gonna need my big sister when this baby comes. You’ve got me. Always. Valentin was badly injured not that long ago. And charlotte is emotionally and physically dependent on her father. Yeah, but she also has us, a-and she has sam and dante. Well, she lived with sam and dante for a month, maybe two. Before that, she lived with us for a few months. But if you take into context her entire life as she remembers it, the one constant is valentin. In other words, protecting her father is like protecting herself. Okay, so if protecting her father is like protecting herself, how does that translate into her breaking into anna’s hotel room and vandalizing it or burning down anna’s home? If it was really charlotte who did that. What’s with the apples? I hate apples! Me too. Some guy gave me money. Yeah. Me too. That’s why I like going later. People run out of candy and feel guilty, and then they give out cash. Wait. How much time do we have left? Plenty. I think that going across back and forth each street took too much time. We should just go on one side and back the other way. Yeah. Maybe we should split up sides of the street. That way, we can tell each other which houses are a waste of time and which houses to hit. Good idea. I’m not just accomplished. I’m just saying that that year I took you trick-or-treating was my favorite. Because you made us dress up as supreme court justices! Because there were two women on the court that year. That was the first time. I had to wear those big glasses that kept slipping because I was ruth bader ginsburg. You were shorter. Oh. But those little gavels did come in handy when we were knocking from door to door. True. And our costumes were unique that year. Yeah. You know, deep down I must have really loved that costume because I wore the same costume just a few years ago. Mom. Yeah? Be honest. Was that the last time you were proud of us? I’m proud of you both all the time. When you’re not annoying me. I’m proud of all three of my girls. Just wait till she gets ahold of your little girl on her first halloween. Or a little boy. Hm. Are you kidding me? It’s the davis family. It has to be a girl. Mm. That’s a good point. Probably true. I think michael’s just trying to do what’s best for his family, you know? That’s true. But I just don’t think michael is as open to nina as willow and the kids are. Uh, well, maybe he’s just not as good at covering his feelings as his mother.

[ Chuckles ] Um, but michael was sonny’s best man at his wedding, right? Yeah. I think he did that because sonny asked him to. You know? So you still think michael is wary of nina? Well, I think “wary” is an understatement, sam. The woman let us all believe sonny was dead when she knew damn well that he was alive, so I think the real question is, why would michael or any of us ever trust her? Yeah, t-that’s true. I’m just glad that michael and sonny are close again. So am I. Dante didn’t think they would ever be able to reconcile. Me either. I mean, they’re both stubborn, stubborn men. And after sonny fell in love with nina, I… michael couldn’t accept it. No. It was really tough on michael. It was tough on all of us, you know. But now? Now life goes on. Whatever happened in puerto rico seemed to have changed everything between michael and sonny. Do you think you know what harmony is warning you about? Not for sure, but I think she’s trying to tell me that someone close to me is lying. What, lying to you? Yes. And she’s afraid that I’ll get hurt. I mean — [ Chuckles ] Harmony’s been lying to you her whole life, so… I know. Maybe that’s what’s getting all jumbled up in your head. That’s what liesl said. She said I should just ignore it. But what if someone is lying to me? Michael: You think you’re

gonna get off that easy

for what you did

to my mom and drew.

Do you think willow

will understand?

Do you know what drew means

to her? He saved her life!

Drew saved

your daughter’s life, and you got him sent to prison.

Oh, no, no. He’s only there

because of you, nina.

He was beaten so badly

that he almost died.

You think willow’s

gonna forgive you for that?! Michael. What? Do you think maybe I’m just nervous about how well things are going with nina? Even if charlotte didn’t burn down anna’s house, knowing what she has done, she’s clearly in crisis. Yes, I know. That’s why I’m just so grateful that she’s seeing you. I mean, she’s gonna come back, right? She’s gonna see you on an ongoing basis? That seems to be valentin’s intention anyway. Oh, good.

[ Telephone rings ] Oh. It’s valentin. Hello? Valentin? Is everything okay? Yeah. I’m just checking in like I said I would. Oh, yes, of course. You did tell me that. Uh, is charlotte having a good time? She is. She’s trick-or-treating with danny and jake and georgie. Oh, good. Good. I’m glad she’s spending time with them. It’ll be good for her to be with her friends right now. She really needed this, laura. Yes, I know she did. Please tell her that I love her. And thank you for checking in with me. Um, have a good night. Bye. Jake: Charlotte? How did we lose her? No clue. Charlotte?! Come on, charlotte! Not funny! Charlotte?! She found it. The feeling of finding the psoriasis treatment she’s been looking for. Sotyktu okay, so, have you and tj come up with any possible baby names? I think it’s a little early to be talking about baby names. -Tj and I said the same thing. -Good. But then we realized we were talking about the most mundane things possible not to talk about the baby all the time. It’s almost impossible not to obsess about the first baby. Why don’t you just talk about the baby? We kind of do now. Mmm! And it’s all I can think about! Ooh. Uh-oh. Oh, is that what I think it is?

[ Gasps ] Book of baby names! Ooh! Here we go. Be nice. Wha– I’m always nice. Mostly. Okay. So we’re both thinking… albert. Albert? For a baby? Wait. You like albert? I think albert is perfect. I think any name that they come up with is perfect because it’s their baby to name. Okay. Well, I wasn’t even really that crazy about albert… thank god. …Even though it’s a good name. Ooh. We were thinking ferris. Hah! As in… “bueller? Bueller?” Stop. “Bueller? Bueller?” Stop. Stop. Stop it. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Maybe that’s a bad idea. Alright. How about girls’ names? We’re thinking something classic. Okay. Like athena. Ohh. Oh. Why not name her madea? Oh! Very funny. How about we just look at this book together quietly and keep our opinions to ourselves? That’ll be the day. You’re one to talk. Girls! Mom, come on. We are your daughters. It is impossible for us to keep our opinions to ourselves. Well said, sis. Thank you. Touché. Mm. [ Chuckles ] -Let’s skip to — ooh. -Oh. I bet you didn’t expect to be helping me take out the trash when you offered to come check on a friend. No, but I’ll scrub some pots and pans if you need me to. No. No, no, no. I already did all that. But next time.

[ Chuckles ] Perfect. Wow. I bet you if I would have told you all those years ago that we would have a night like this…

[ Both laugh ] I would have said, like, in a million years, I don’t think we would have ever been able to be civil to each other. Wow. We’ve come a long way. I’m glad we have. Me too. But if scout and rocco are on the same sugar rush that my kids used to get on when they were… oh, on halloween night, um, you better go help dante. Well, I’m sure dante has downed most of that candy by now. Yeah. Thank you. Thank you for coming to check on me. I didn’t realize how much I needed the distraction. Of course. And you know you can call me, text me, drop by anytime. And don’t give up. Because my mom never will. I know. Ve up. Because my mom never will. I know. Happy halloween. Happy halloween.

[ Laughs ] So, things are going well with you and nina? Well, you were there tonight. Maybe it’s just that now we’ve shared some positive experiences? I mean, I know you had a good time at the wedding. We all did. Well, until you got distracted by that business call. Yeah, I’m sorry about that. It was… but since the wedding, nina and I can talk about wiley and amelia, even about taking that trip to montreal. Wait. Did you — did you want to go on that trip with nina to montreal? Yes, I — I kind of did. I know charlotte. She couldn’t do something like this without having, you know, some kind of help. You think she had help from victor. Yeah. Remember when valentin got hurt? It was victor who arranged to have charlotte go to that private school in europe. He had access to her there for over a year. An impressionable year. Yeah. Who knows what kind of lies he filled her head with. Didn’t she say she hardly saw him? But that is exactly what victor would tell her to say. Victor hates anna, so whatever charlotte has done to hurt anna is born out of victor’s own hatred. Why else would charlotte do something like that? Hi. Okay. Why do I need to see? Okay. You recognize any names there? Forsyth. Exactly. This memo is proof of a colossal screw-up. And forsyth was right in the middle of it. It should have killed his career. Yeah, but it didn’T. No. Because someone buried it. Is this memo the only proof you’ve got? No. I was there, robert! And I wrote it all down in my notebook. I know for a fact that he was there. And forsyth has always known that I knew. Danny: Come on! Charlotte! You’re ruining everything! Where is she?! She has to be around here somewhere. -Is that her? -No. We saw that girl before, and, well, charlotte doesn’t have pom-poms. -Charlotte? -That’s not charlotte. She must have gotten ahead of us. Uh, you guys go that way. Text her, georgie. I’ll check this way. Georgie: Okay.

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swelling, problems urinating, somewhere in that trunk is a long-form copy of the incident. Used to be high upin the intelligence community, and now I-I think he does something with the defense industry. Either way, if any of this came out, he would be fired immediately. Or worse. No wonder I’m being targeted. I mean, he knows for a fact that I witnessed everything that happened. Somewhere in that trunk is a long-form copy of the incident. I took it. Just for insurance. That’s smart. Is it, though? I mean, what good is it doing me? You know, no one could blame me if I — if I took a copy of this to alexis at the invader before forsyth finds out that I’ve got any actual proof. Maybe I should take you home to your place. It’s okay. I don’t need a babysitter. And if anyone is watching me, then everything should seem really normal. You be careful. We know what lengths forsyth’s prepared to go to to keep this quiet. You think that’s why he burned my house down? To destroy any evidence that I might have? Could be. But if he knows you got that trunk, he could come after you. Let him. At least now I’m not fighting the shadows. I know exactly who I’m up against. You guys are back early. Where are jake and charlotte? We couldn’t find charlotte. What do you mean you couldn’t find her? You were supposed to stick together. We were. Weren’t we, georgie? Yeah, a-and when we stopped to check our candy, charlotte just kind of disappeared. -Georgie tried texting her. -Now jake’s gone, too.

[ Knocking ] Charlotte: “Anna devane

is not who she seems.

Do not trust her.” I had no idea you, uh — you really wanted to go on that trip. I mean, I know it’s extravagant, sonny offering to take us to montreal just so wiley can prove to james his grandpa has a private jet.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah, my dad will go to extremes to make sure his kids and grandkids are happy. I can see that now. And I think sonny would be disappointed if he couldn’t do it. And I’ve never been to montreal. Going there with sonny and nina and the kids would give us another positive experience we could share. What do you think? This ice cream is really good. Blaze has great taste. Mm. She sure does. So, mom, is there any update on judge kim? Yeah, is that the judge that gave that ridiculous prison sentence to drew? It is. Um, right now there is no actual news. There are rumors flying around at the courthouse that he’s gonna reconsider drew’s sentence, but they’re just rumors. Man. Poor scout. -I saw her the other day. -Yeah? She’s old enough to understand what prison means. She misses drew so much. So does carly. I-I just — I can’t believe that the judge wouldn’t take drew’s family into consideration or his military record. I think the judge wants to be seen as tough on everyone, no exceptions. Sees it as a path to bigger things. Well, that is a shame. Yeah. It is. So we hope for a miracle. Okay. Is it really you? My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how much we love her.S. Learn how abbvie and ironwood could help you save on linzess. I don’t understand. How are you here?! All I know is that they said I was free to go, and I came straight here. Oh, my god. You couldn’t get out of there. Carly, I did. I’m here. We’re together. And I love you so much. I love you, too. Did you drive, kristina? What? On halloween night? No way. Oh, good. I’ll drop you off. Thank you. Next time, we have sam to make everything complete, right? Yes. I agree. Thank you so much. I love ya. -Love you. -Alright, honey. Thank you for the ice cream. Of course. And thank blaze for that recommendation. I will. Good night. Night. Love you. Night, honey.

[ Sighs ] Well, that wasn’t the evening I expected. Oh. Disappointed? What?! I’m thrilled!

[ Chuckles ] Romulus. Atlas. Perseo. Maybe I shouldn’t show this to tj. I just assumed… I thought that you only went along with the idea of the montreal trip for wiley’s sake. I didn’t know you actually — I thought you’d be dreading it. I would have been — before. I-I might have even found an excuse not to go. And t-that changed since the wedding? I guess so. And the more time I spend with nina when we’re with the whole family, the more I think we might actually be able to have… a real relationship. Does that bother you? Willow, the only thing I care about is that… you and the kids are happy. And I’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you stay happy… and that no one will ever hurt you. Charlotte reminds me a lot of myself at that age. Really? Yeah. I had a chaotic childhood, too, and I thought I knew better than all of the adults around me. Well, every teenager thinks that. Yeah, except I didn’t think of myself as a teenager. I just thought I was more mature than the other kids around me. And maybe I was. Maybe charlotte is, too. But, anyway, I threw myself into some really adult situations that I didn’t know how to deal with. But that didn’t stop me from trying. [Chuckles] And look how well things turned out for you. Yeah. Yes, but I didn’t have a grandfather like victor cassadine whispering in my ear that I should hate someone. Victor has convinced charlotte that she should hate anna, that she should hurt anna. Went straight to voicemail. She’s turned her phone off. -Why would she do that? -I don’t know! Sorry. It’s okay. You’re worried about charlotte. Jake? Georgie and I are with mr. Cassadine. And he’s really worried about charlotte. Are you with her? Call me! When was the last time someone saw charlotte? Right before we went into the alley, like we said. And no one’s seen her since? Jake thought he saw her. He did? It wasn’t charlotte. It was some kid dressed as the hermit from the tarot cards. Okay. Why would he assume that that was charlotte? Well, because charlotte said she was gonna dress up as that, but she changed her mind. Tell me exactly what this costume looked like. Freeze!

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Alexis is thrilled that Molly and Kristina have made up. Alexis, Kristina, and Molly have dinner at Molly’s and TJ’s place.

Willow tells Michael she had the dream about Harmony again. Willow thinks Harmony is trying to tell her that someone close to her is lying to her. Willow tells Michael that Harmony never tells her anything because she moves her mouth but doesn’t make a sound. Willow also tells Michael that she is excited about going to Montreal with the kids and Sonny because she has never been to Montreal. Willow is sad that Nina can’t go because it won’t be a real family vacation without her. Michael tells Willow he will do anything he has to do to make her happy.

Carly is surprised when Drew arrives at Kelly’s after closing time. Drew explains to Carly that someone at Pentonville told him he was free to go so he came straight to see her.

Charlotte slips away from Jake and Georgie while trick or treating and changes costumes. Charlotte goes to Anna’s apartment and opens the door to Anna’s apartment with the key she stole from Anna. Anna arrives home and sees someone sitting in her darkened living room. Anna opens the door, shouts “Freeze,” and fires a shot.

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[ Laughing ] Oh, my god. Oh, wiley. Oh. Willow, you guy– michael, is that you? You guys look amazing. Grandma carly, I’m luke skywalker. Well, you certainly are.

[ As darth vader ] And I am your father. May the force be with you tonight, carly. You may need it. Yes, I think so. Howdy, partner. Ready to round up those bad guys? I brought my lightsaber.

[ Normal voice ] To infinity and — wrong movie, daddy.

[ Laughing ] Oh, my god. Oh, I am so glad james has another sheriff of sorts to hang out with tonight. Oh, gosh. Yes, they’ll be occupied for hours. Somebody’s got to keep the peace. Yeah, I don’t think it’s gonna be those two. Mommy! Ooh, the costume turned out perfect! You look beautiful! And scout. Oh, my gosh, you look amazing. Thank you for bringing the girls. Thank you for doing all this. Wow. Look at all of this. We are gonna have so much fun. Yes! I don’t know, joss. How are we gonna pull this together? Thank god you’re here. Oh, you’re gonna look fantastic. And you’re gonna be the life of the party. I can’t believe you’re not coming. You were so excited for tonight. You’re gonna miss an epic party. I don’t know. I mean, dex was supposed to come with me, and now that I’m solo, I just don’t want to go and deal with all the drunk frat guys hitting on us, and, you know. Well, I’ll protect you. Oh, well, thank you, but I think I need some “me” time. But go, have so much fun, and text me all of the tragic costumes. Alright. Deal. Get ready for spam pictures.

[ Both laughing ]

[ Sighs ] Talk about a horror show.

[ Knock on door ] Happy halloween! Alright, devane. You have cracked tougher codes than this, so let’s get everything in some kind of order. Oh, okay. Good start. Alright. Wow. So many years of secrets. Stop. It’s not a trip down memory lane. Come on, let’s get this worked out. Okay.

[ Mutters ] Charlotte. What are you doing? Those cookies are great, avery. I’m learning about 3d cake decorating. Check this out. Wow, aiden, you did that? Pretty complicated. 1983… 1985… ’89. Okay.

[ Knock on door ] Hello? Felicia: Anna. It’s me. Oh. Hi. What do you have there? A housewarming present. Something no self-respecting english woman should be without. Papa. Why aren’t you in your halloween costume? Your friends are gonna be here any minute. I was just fixing the decorations. I want everything to be perfect when they get here. And my costume is easy. I can just put it on before we leave for trick-or-treating. You’re pretty excited about halloween this year, aren’t you? Yeah. Last year was so boring. We barely did anything at boarding school. The headmaster was so strict. I’m sorry you had to go through that. We’ll make this one a halloween to remember, okay? It’s already better. I’m here with you, and we have this house of our own.

[ Knock on door ] That must be them. Okay, remember the deal about no chaperone needed. Together: Trick-or-treat!

[ Roars ]

[ Gasps ] Oh. Well, bigfoot’s here. Why don’t you come on in? Oh. I mean, I have no words. Well, then, silence is gold, baby. Oh! Hi. Hi. How was ace’s first halloween? Were you excited to take him trick-or-treating? Yes, yes. Oh, my gosh, it was wonderful. I didn’t know how he was gonna react at first, because he was so scared of that jack-o’-lantern that we had in the lobby, but he was great. He had so much fun. At first esme was trying to walk him up to the doors, but then I decided that it would be better to just, you know, float — float him up. That’s cute. Yeah. Yeah. So we had a nice time. Of course, he passed out by the fourth house, so I dropped him off. And now I’m all yours. Well, then… what are we waiting for? Let’s get going. Okay. Alright, you two. Have fun. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do. That leaves a lot of options. Oh, hey. What’s going on? You look like you’ve seen a ghost. Daddy. Yeah? I want to show willow my costume. Okay, go have some fun. So, aiden, you miss your brother? Yeah, but we talk on the phone all the time. Yeah? Does cameron like school? You could say that. But he’s really interested in yuki. Yuki? Mm-hmm. His new girlfriend. Oh.

[ Chuckling ] Hi, guys. Okay, so what do we have here? We have cowboy and… luke skywalker. Yes. Yes, ma’am. And if you need any help with outlaws, we’ve got you covered. Zap! Oh! Well, that’s good to know, partner. Grandma nina, we could patrol the island. James, you should see where grandpa and grandma nina had their wedding. There are big caves to explore and a lot of spiders. We’re gonna go back again soon, right? Yes. We are. Although I wish you wouldn’t mention those spiders.

[ Laughs ] How did you all come up with these costumes? I wanted mine to be a surprise. Donna kept trying to find out. I did not. I just wanted to know what color it would be. And if it was an animal or a person or if I would have a tiara. Donna decided what we would wear. Only because you let me. “Let” you. Hey, mom, is there… any word on drew? No. Radio silence. It’s driving me crazy. Voil. Aren’t you supposed to say trick-or-treat? No, no, no, that’s what you say when you want to get candy. I’m here to give it. Oh, well, I appreciate the gesture, cody, and I do have a sweet tooth. But I think if I ate all that, I’d go into sugar shock. No, no, this isn’t for you to eat. At least not all of it. It’s for you to give away. Give away? Oh, cody, I don’t think any little goblins are gonna come ringing my doorbell. There is not so much as a skeleton on the door or a plastic pumpkin out front. Hold that thought. I’ll be right back.

[Coughing] In. Come. Have a seat. I’ll get you some water. I don’t kn– I don’t know what went wrong. I mean… I’ve never taken a test like that before. Adam, it’s organic chemistry, okay? It’s tough. And that was a heinous test. The professor warned us. What did you get? I got a 92.5. A 92.5. And that’s tanking? 92.5 is not going to get me into the medical schools on my parents’ list. Well, then I better not apply anywhere on your parents’ list because I got an 89% and that’s better than I thought. I just wish I could… I wish I could be like you. You’re so relaxed and level-headed. If I get less than a 95, I have to have a panic attack, and I have to dodge all the calls from my home until the next exam. Wow. Um… that’s intense. Look, adam. You have to stop being so hard on yourself, okay? You’re so smart and you’re so capable. You’re gonna make a great doctor. Thank you, josslyn. I… I really needed to hear that.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Well, I guess I’m going out for halloween after all. Oh, my goodness, this is perfect. Thank you so much. How did you know? I am so desperate for a cup of tea. You have no idea. I had a hunch.

[ Sighs ] It’s just you didn’t have to give me a gift. This whole place is gift enough. Just you figuring out I could sublet from maxie. Two birds, one stone. Right? Yeah. I think that’s what they say. You have a unique ability. You know that? Makes you perfect to be a patient advocate. You just — just figure things out and you can help people work through difficult situations. Well, I wouldn’t engrave that on a plaque just yet. I nearly sank my career at the hospital before it even set sail. You guys look so great. Check out our new house. Wow. Charlotte, this is so cool. We both have new places. Yeah. It’s kind of weird how you’re living in my mom’s old house. What room did you pick? I got the one with the window seat. Oh, that’s where I used to sleep. What are these? Pumpkin bars. I made them. -Sam, come in. -Hey. Can I offer you a glass of sparkling pumpkin-spice apple cider? No. I’m good, thank you. Probably a wise choice. Listen, thanks for bringing the kids by. Yeah. My pleasure. They were all really excited. You know, elizabeth is working, and maxie took james to kelly’S. Sonny and nina offered to take scout so I could drop the kids off here, but carly is throwing a huge halloween bash for adults and kids. Really? No. I wasn’t aware there was a party. I wasn’t in the loop. Well, according to carly, the more the merrier. So if anyone wants to join… that might be preferable. Why don’t you ask them what they think? Hey, kids! Carly is throwing a huge halloween bash at kelly’s if there’s any takers. Aw, congratulations, you love birds, on skipping town like fugitives. I wasn’t gonna let her get away. That’s sweet. You know, I had the perfect theme for your wedding — flying cherubs, towering gladiolas, taffeta for days. But I suppose eloping does have its appeal. Thank you, maxie, I wish you could have been there, but if you did the wedding, I’m sure it was going to be amazing. But this is exactly what we wanted. Quick and simple. Probably for the best because weddings in port charles usually attract bad mojo. Yeah, no bad mojo. No. All you guys need is happiness. And you both clearly have that going on. You got it. Girls play better. Yeah! No way. Boys win because our arms are strong. Who cares about strong arms? You have to aim good. Yeah. Like shooting a slingshot. Daddy says you have to tilt a little higher than you think. What are y’all talking about out here? Cornhole. But it’s really a gender war. Wiley: I try to move people’s bags off the board. Avery says girls are better. Ooh, those are some fighting words. But it’s not that simple, though, right? I mean, everyone has their own skills and talents. That’s what goes into making a winning team, right? I guess. Michael’s such a good dad and an amazing big brother. He is, you know? He’s the rock of the family. He’s always stepping in to help out his siblings and double that for his own children.

[ Sighs ] It’s a gift. And sometimes a burden. Hey, what are you guys doing? We’re gonna play cornhole. I want you on my team.

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with vabysmo. Okay, well, don’t all speak at once. Thank you, sam, for the invitation to carly’s party, but… mom, didn’t we talk about this? The party at kelly’s is totally for little kids. We want to go trick-or-treating. Okay, but if you change your mind, then just… we won’T. Right? Definitely not. Yeah. Looks like the mob has spoken. It was a nightmare, anna. I was so humiliated. Well, $11,000 is so much. I know. Well, the patient couldn’t afford it. And how was I going to explain that to mac? Would you have really been on the hook for it? Well, I couldn’t very well say to the poor man, “sorry. My bad.” Guess not. Stella henry — she saved the day. Curtis’ aunt stella? Yes. I had my checkbook out, ready to pay. And she knew of a research project at the hospital. So she made a call and the patient agreed to share his data. And boom, the hospital just stepped right in and covered the costs. No way. I couldn’t believe it. She knows everything. She sounds so plugged in. She really is. Oh, well, you will be, too, you know? You’re just a diamond in the rough. A diamond? No, more like a lump of coal. But stella, she has all this information, and it’s all right here. You’ll have it up there, too, you know. You’re a perfectionist. That’s your strength. You’re not gonna be a rookie forever. And your heart’s in the right place. That’s the most important thing. Wow, dex, I really love the costume. It’s really “mobster security detail” look. Very funny, joss, I got here as soon as possible. Well, you get points for that. Besides, nobody is gonna be looking at me.

[ Sighs ] How’d you get the night off? Sonny said I didn’t have to work tonight and I didn’t stick around to ask questions. I just grabbed the opportunity. Oh, I’m glad you did. Mm. Mm! But we should probably go or else we’re never gonna get out of here. No, we’re not. And I really want to see trina and spencer. Okay, then, let’s get going. Okay. Okay. Told ya. Alright. [ Sighs ] This thing is surprisingly heavy for a ghost. Maybe it’s real. Ahh. Well, maybe we need to use real magic, then. Thank you, assistant. Hocus pocus! Shazam! Magic. Magic tape. It’s still magic. Behold! Your abode is now both goblin friendly and fa-boo-lous. Wow! I can’t believe it. You’ve turned my boring apartment into a haunted mansion. Let’s not go overboard, okay? I just ran to the bargain mart and grabbed whatever they had left. But this witch’s hat had your name written all over it. Are you implying I’m a witch? Well, you definitely cast a spell on me. And you are quite enchanting. Well, that is very sweet of you to say, and honestly, I appreciate you thinking of me tonight. But, cody, you don’t have to feel obligated to check up on me. Is that — is that what you think I’m doing? Aren’t you?

[ Chuckling ] No, no, no, no, you got it all wrong. No, I’m not checking up on you. I’m just making it easier for you to check up on me. Oh, carly, I have an errand to run. I’m gonna leave james here. I’ll either be back to get him, or my mom will come pick him up. Is that okay? You have an errand to run on halloween? Yeah. Wish me luck. Oh, well, good luck. And don’t worry about james. I’ll keep an eye on him. Hey, you are a lifesaver. And hats off to you for staging this flawless soiree. I’ll take it. That’s a compliment coming from you. It’s true, james. Grandpa has a jet and I got to meet the pilot. No way. You’re making that up. No, I’m not. I high fived him. Ask grandpa. Grandpa? Yes. Tell james about the jet. What about the jet? You really have one with a pilot? Yes. It’s true. I cannot lie. See, I told you I wasn’t lying. Wiley… remember what we said about the word “gracious”? I guess. Well, gracious winners don’t gloat. What does “gloat” mean? It means you need to apologize to james. But he said I was lying. Okay. I’m sorry. Tell you what we’ll do, partner. We’ll show you the jet this weekend. Take you on an adventure. Whoa! You mean it? Grandpa cannot tell a lie. That sounds fun. Maybe grandma nina, daddy, your sister, and i could all join in and make it a family day. Well, that’s a wonderful idea. High five. Yeah! Alright. Are you ready, james, for a jet-setting lifestyle? This is going to be very special for all of us. Inez, let me ask you, you’re using head and shoulders, right? Only when I see flakes. Then I switch back to my regular shampoo. You should use it every wash, otherwise the flakes will come back. Tiny troy: He’s right, you know. Is that tiny troy? The ingredients in head and shoulders keep the microbes that cause flakes at bay. Microbes, really? They’re always on your scalp… little rascals… but good news, there’s no itchiness, dryness or flakes down here! I love tiny troy. And his tiny gorgeous hair. He’s the best. – Make every wash count!

– Little help please. (Vo) it’s another ultimate endless shrimp flavor drop with new tequila lime shrimp one of seven endless choices right now, only at red lobster you mean it, mr. Corinthos? You’ll actually take us up in the plane? Sure. Call me sonny. The real question is, where are we gonna go? We can go anywhere, sonny? W-within reason. New york to see the yankees!

[ Laughter ] No. How about the biodome in montreal? It’s like the rainforest and antarctica all in the same place. Really? And there are monkeys and turtles that have been alive for over a hundred years. Whoa. I don’t know, wiley. That sounds too cool to pass up. Nina, are you still going to paris for work or can you come with us? I-I, um… I took care of my paris business without actually having to go to paris. But the weekend, it’s still really — you know, I’m really busy. I have a — a big deadline. Nina, you can spare a day. I would love to, sonny, but… …I really can’T. Grandma nina, please? Hey, wiley, we have to respect her decision, okay? Sonny: You know what? We’ll do something with grandma nina some other time. Why don’t you guys all go? I will work. Have a great time without me. And make sure that you take a lot of video for me, okay? Mommy, you’re here. Hey, there, pumpkin. You miss me? Yes. Because we need you on our team. You’re the best at cornhole. The only one better is daddy. The sweet sound of silence. I never thought I’d be so happy to escape a party. It was a zoo! And it was loud and crowded and… obnoxious. Yeah! And way too many dudes trying to hit on you. Well, kudos for you. You were this close to throwing some punches at someone, weren’t you? Mm-hmm. Well, good for you. Gold star. Well, I really appreciate the gold star, but I think that I deserve a little bit of extra credit on this one. Extra credit? Yeah. Well, here’s your bonus. I hope you won’t be too disappointed if no trick-or-treaters show up. Well, you never know. Pays to be prepared. A horde of sugar-crazed children might show up at your doorstep like a zombie apocalypse.

[ Laughing ] I suppose it could happen, but honestly, even if it doesn’t, I am really glad that you brought all this candy. Because given the state of my finances, after gladys raided my bank account, it might be the only food in the house for a while. Yeah, I still can’t believe she did that to you. Talk about a witch.

[ Sighs ] Yeah. Look, I’m sorry I brought that up. I’ll be fine, I promise. I just need to find myself some work.

[ Knock on door ] Ha ha ha. What did I tell you? Come on.

[ Sasha gasps ] Maxie. It looks like I caught you in the middle of something. Oh, yeah. Gosh, all of this was — was in storage. It’s just notebooks and documents from all my early years at the wsb.

[ Cellphone ringing ] Oh, it’s valentin. Oh, don’t keep him hanging. I’ll make us more tea. Okay. Okay. Happy halloween. Happy halloween to you, too, darling. It’s good to hear your voice. It’s always good to hear you. How’s the apartment? I’m sorry I couldn’t get away to help you settle in. That’s okay. You had all those burnt pumpkin bars to take care of. How’s charlotte now? Is she okay? She’s better. Thank you.

Good. Robert helped me earlier, and felicia is here with me now, actually. Well, that’s great. Good. How are you? I’m fine. Don’t worry. I’m always armed. Okay? So you shouldn’t worry about me. I like worrying about you. Well… what are you doing? Well, at the moment, I am bracing myself to take four teenagers trick-or-treating. Sounds scary. I think this may be the most dangerous mission of my life.

[ Laughs ] When migraine strikes you’re faced with a choice. Ride it out with the tradeoffs of treat you’re not texting esme to check on ace, are you? No, no, quite the opposite. I’m trying to connect to the gallery speaker because I’d like to dance with you. Oh, really? Well, in that case, allow me. You should have seen your face when the cops showed up. How could you have? You were too busy yelling, “dex, drive around the block! Drive around the block!” Well, I didn’t want to miss the action. And I was looking for spencer and trina. Oh, is that why you were recording on your phone? It was funny watching all the frat guys scurry about when the lights came on. You’re telling me that wasn’t funny? You’re back. Yeah. The party was… well, I don’t know. It could have been legendary, but the second we showed up, the cops did, so… opted for food instead. Happy halloween. You should steer clear of xavier hall. It is not a pretty scene right now. Appreciate the heads-up. Bye. Sasha, I was thrilled to get your text, and knowing that you’re staying in town is such a relief. I mean, we could have made it work if you left town, but you being based here, it really helps us launch the new campaign. New campaign? Yeah. With the lawsuit officially behind us, we can relaunch the deceptor and unveil our new line with you as the face of deception. Me? The face? Wait. After all the bad pr? Well, okay. Full transparency. We toyed with the idea of bringing in a new face, but tracy, of all people, insisted it remain you, and I’m really glad she did. Tracy quartermaine? Yeah. She is now the majority shareholder of deception. Color me impressed. Maybe she’s not so ruthless after all. I wouldn’t go that far. At least she made the right choice. Ditto on that. So, sasha, the ball’s in your court. Do you still want to be the face of deception? Yes, yes, I — thank you, maxie. You have no idea how much this means to me. Yay! Oh, my gosh. Welcome back to the fold, as crazy as it’s gonna be. Care to celebrate with some candy? As delicious as that sounds, I have to go back to kelly’s and get james. Carly is throwing a halloween party for the little ones. So happy halloween. Happy halloween! My gosh, sasha, I’m so excited! This is gonna be a great new chapter for all of us. Ready to lose? Only in your dreams. Okay. Alright, let’s focus, captains. You still have to finish picking teams. Alright, avery, you have two more. Aiden. Whoa! I’m switzerland here. Strictly an impartial observer. Okay, then, sam! Yes. Um, mama carly. Yes. Yes, yes. Yay! Then we get mommy and grandma nina!

[ Cheering ] Okay, I say that we go with nose goes. It means the first team to touch their noses gets first play. Alright. Ready…set… alright. Go. Yeah. No. Willow was last. -Willow. -Mommy! I’m sorry, champ.

[ Cheering ] Great shot, nina! Grandma nina! So if there’s a clue in here at all that can lead me to who it is that’s targeting me — you know that I believe it’s someone from inside the wsb or an agent from back in the day. Just a breadcrumb in amongst all this chaos that could just trigger a memory or something. A name — that would be perfect. I’d be really lucky if I found a name. Yeah. Well, I could help you sift through all of this stuff tomorrow, if you like. I don’t have to be at the hospital until mid-afternoon. No, I have to do it myself. Just has to be me and a strong cup of tea. Thanks to you. Okay, but you promise that you’ll call me if anything unexpected comes up. And for heaven’s sake, stay vigilant. You don’t have to worry about me. Alright? Okay. I should go. I promised maxie I would pick up james at carly’s halloween bash. Oh, okay. That’s sweet. Here you go. -Thank you. Hey, thank you so much for coming around. And thank you for my gift. I love it. Anna, take care. I will. Okay. Okay. Bye. Where’s charlotte? She had some last-minute issue with her costume. Charlotte! Come on, let’s go! We’re running out of time for trick-or-treating. Oh, I can — I can go see what’s up. Well, I didn’t expect that! What’s the matter? Don’t you like it? No. It’s great. Listen, let’s get going. I’ll bring the car around. What’s with the backpack? We’re not gonna get that much candy. I know. I’m just bringing a sweater. It could get chilly out there. I-I thought you were gonna be the hermit figure from your tarot-card deck. I changed my mind. My mom but it did change her. She developed agitation thank you.

[ Laughing ] Thank you for the epic party, ms. Spencer. Thank you for helping the girls decorate cookies. You mean desecrate cookies? Not once you started to show them how to do it. I think avery is a big fan. Oh. Hi, mom. Hello. Mom, mom! Guess what? Wiley’s grandpa has a jet, and he’s going to take us to antarctica. Antarctica? Really? Well, not exactly — the montreal biodome. That’s almost cooler. Good one, mom. “Cooler.” This was excellent, carly. The kids had so much fun. Oh, good. I’m so happy everyone could get together. Thank you for the cookies, carly. May I also take some extra candy? You sure can. You normally don’t like so many sweets. I want to save it for when daddy comes home. He loves chocolate. Aiden, are you ready? Mm-hmm. Okay. Thanks again. Bye. Say good night to your mom, girls. Yeah, but you’re gonna need these for a sleepover.

[ Nina laughs ] Good night, mama carly. Oh, good night. Good night, mommy. Good night to my sweetest girls. This was the best day. And not too scary. No. Alright. You ready, sleepyhead? Go say good night to your grandmother, okay? I need a kiss. Oh, you got it. Mwah! Oh, good night, my little man. Good night, grandma nina. It’s not your fault we lost. You made the best toss. Oh. Good night. Good night, sweet boy. Wiley sure loves his grandma nina. Yeah. So the face of deception rides again, huh? It would seem so. Well, don’t look so happy. Chin up. The tides are turning. I know, but why on earth would tracy quartermaine stick with me after all the tabloid scandals? Uh…could it be — and I’m just spitballing here — but that she thinks you’re talented and the best woman for the job? Cody, I appreciate your faith in me, but…

[ Knock on door ] Okay. Alright, this is it. Go time.

Oh, I see the whole of your hand in mine

and it’s all I need to carry on

on again


and wipe away

the tears of the day

and lie awake okay, this costume is cute, but I feel like I’m wearing a straight jacket. Oh, I have got just the cure for that. Oh, please help me, doctor. Stupid. Okay, let’s do some reports now. Wait a minute.

[ Gasps ] Oh, my god, that’s it. That is it. Hey, guys. Chariot awaits. Trick-or-treating ends at 9:00 P.M., Even if you only get 20 minutes on the trail. Let’s go. Let’s go. Charlotte, lock the door, please! Charlotte. What’s that for? This is the key to me getting everything I want.

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Port Charles continues celebrating Halloween as the children of Port Charles have a Halloween party at Kelly’s.

Spencer and Trina go to a Halloween party at the college but decide to leave and spend Halloween at Ava’s gallery because the party gets too loud and rowdy.

Dex and Josslyn go to the same party but don’t go inside because they see the police arrive at the party. Dex and Josslyn pick up food and head back to Josslyn’s dorm to spend Halloween together. Josslyn is unaware that Adam installed an app on her computer that allows him to listen to everything that is going on in her room.

Anna thinks she has found out who might be targeting her.

Cody and Sasha spend Halloween together at Sasha’s apartment. Sasha accepts Maxie’s offer to continue to be the face of Deception.

Jake asks Charlotte about the key she has on a key chain. Charlotte tells Jake that it is the key to getting everything she wants but Jake doesn’t know that it is the key to Anna’s apartment.

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Diane invites Robert to go to a benefit to help homeless animals.

Anna gets Robert to help her move a trunk of top secret WSB files into her apartment. Anna goes to see Valentin to tell him she decided to sublet Maxie’s apartment. Charlotte steals Anna’s apartment key. Anna goes through the trunk of WSB files hoping to find a clue to the identity of the person targeting her.

Eddie remembers kissing Lois after their wedding on top of one of the towers of the Brooklyn bridge. Eddie then adds some words to his unfinished song.

Brook Lynn tells Tracy she doesn’t want Deception because she loves writing music and managing musicians.

Carly refuses to give Cyrus a job at Kelly’s because she knows that he hasn’t changed at all.

Charlotte has her first session with Kevin before she goes trick or treating with her friends.

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729. Okay? 28 times 38.

Lois: 1,064. 39 Times 39.



15,000 divided by 11.

[ Gasps ] Oh, we’re switching it up, aren’t we? Oh, okay. Um, 1,363.63636. Ha ha ha. It’s a very good number, I might add.

Wow. You’re good.


Oh, it looks like this is where the fun is. What are we playing, einstein?

It’s a math-off.

Oh, that’s my cue to exit. Carry on.

Scaredy cat.


Huh. [ Clicking tongue ] Okay. 7,000 divided by 3.

Easy. 2,333.3333. Also a beautiful number.

I thought you would like it.

Mm. Hmm.

You two still at it?

Of course.

Both: It’s infinite fun.

Tracy: Oh, the wanderer is back. Shouldn’t you be out hustling for some new musical protégé?

I didn’t realize I had to clear my visits. What’s it to you?

Everything that happens in this house is something to me.

[ Door opens ]

Carly: Sorry. We’re closed.

Cyrus: Trick-or-treat?

Lucy: Mm! Hi, there! I am so, so very glad you could make it because I have some mega exciting news.

Wow, lucy, you said it was important, so here I am.

Okay. It’s important. I mean, it’s very, very important as in…

[ Laughs ] As in what? Now, come on. Don’t keep me in suspense.

Okay. As in, ava jerome, this is your golden ticket. This is your chance to unload wicked wyndemere and spooky spoon island, but we have to act fast before the prospective buyer changes their mind.

Come on, robert, this is a textbook example of a misunderstanding. So why don’t we just cut to the chase and drop the charges?

In your dreams, baldwin. We have some very interesting footage, which I’m sure the jury are gonna just love.

What footage? Nothing’s been entered into evidence.

Early days. You should tell your client to cease with the intimidation tactics. We’ve got a lot of leeway on sentencing in this case. Now, get out, please.

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I’m not going anywhere until I see this alleged footage.

The only footage you’re gonna see is me throwing you out of my office when it goes viral.

Oh, wait a minute. Hold your horses here. Is the district attorney threatening me?

[ Door opens ]

Gentlemen, if I may, might be a good time to beat a tactical retreat, counselor. You seem to have worn out your welcome.

What an understatement.

Take the hint, scotty. Anything you’re hoping to accomplish here just ain’t gonna happen.

Well, well, well, lady justice herself coming to the rescue of crocodile dundee. Now, there’s a first.


Hi. Come in.

Thank you. Wow. Gone all out on the whole “spirit of the season” thing.

Well, it’s my first halloween with charlotte in a while. I figured I should make some effort.

Yeah. Something smells really good.

Yeah, that would be charlotte. She’s inspired in her new kitchen. That and a newfound rivalry with jake weber’s little brother has lit a competitive fire.

Oh. I’m sure she’ll accomplish whatever she sets her mind to.



You’re just in time. Do you want to be my guinea pig?

Okay? With all due respect, counselor, you’ve made your argument, the D.A. Is not having it. Time to exit stage left. What she said. Ahh, I know when I’m being double-teamed, but my wallet is already fat. All you’re doing is wasting the taxpayers’ money. Since when did you ever care about anyone but yourself? Nehh.

[ Laughs ] Why do you let him get to you? History. Besides, you give him an inch, he’s gonna take a mile and a quarter anyway. Only in days that end in a “Y.” Cheers. Thank you for being my noble wingman. Anytime. So, to what do I owe the pleasure? I am making pumpkin bars. The first batch just came out of the oven. Sounds really good. I didn’t realize you were a baker. Oh, I’m not, but aiden, jake’s brother, sure is. Jake always brings his amazing creations to school, so I thought I’d try it before my friends come over. You guys having a party? Not really. We’re all meeting here before going trick-or-treating. Papa is gonna drive us and then drop us off so no one from school sees us with a chaperon. Right. I see what you did there. That’s good consideration. I’m thinking I should maybe go and buy myself some candy, just in case there’s any trick-or-treaters at my door. At the hotel? Oh, no. That’s why I’m here. I’m no longer staying at the metro court. I’m taking over maxie’s flat. Georgie’s old apartment? You’re kidding. When did this happen? Happened this morning. It’s felicia’s idea. And then when I went and had a look, it just… it just seemed right, you know? Papa, isn’t this great? Oh. Congratulations, anna. I’m so glad you have a place of your own. Thanks. There’s the granny I know. Godmother of the quartermaine clan. To what do we owe the honor of this visit? I just came to see leo’s costume. Oh, what’s he gonna be? Albert einstein. Good choice. He’s the smart one in this house. Is that a general dig or meant just for me? Look, mother told me about your gift of deception. I gather I’d be stupid to pass it up. You could do worse. I don’t want it. Why not? You seem to be happy there. Oh, so you noticed. Me surrounded by my best friends, working on a project we loved until you poisoned it by blackmailing me to betray them. But you’ll be the boss, giving them incentive to mend fences. Problem solved. Friends again. Wow. You really know nothing about friendship. Maybe not, but I know about family and loyalty… and the sacrifices we make to take care of one another. Is math class over? Shh! Solved it! Aah! God. Drats! Congratulations, kid.

[ Sighs ] Mm. See, I knew money was in math!

[ Laughs ] Oh, man, that one. He’s a wonder, I’m telling you. He rattled off the heights of all of the tallest buildings all over the world. And I hate to tell you, and I’m very sorry, but you’re gonna have to take him to play the banjo at the top of the burj khalifa. I thought knowing the length of the brooklyn bridge was impressive. You okay? Lucy, you are a miracle. Wyndemere and spoon island, they have their charms, but they’re hardly the maldives, you know. And people with the means to buy a private island typically are drawn to warmer climates. So how in the world did you find somebody interested? Well, you don’t have to act so shocked, because I have kept my finger on the pulse of the high-end real-estate market. So I just picked up the phone, you know, put the word out. And given my track record, the referrals started rolling in. I just had to pick the most promising one. Huh. Well, so who is it? Who wants to buy spoon island? Cyrus: I like what you’ve done to the place. And this decor really captures the holiday season. Get out.

[ Laughs ] Carly, don’t be so inhospitable. This is my place, and you’re not welcome here. I just thought with our history, you’d at least hear me out. What do you want? A job. Are you serious? I have experience as a cook. From the prison kitchen detail? I mean, that’s not what we do here. Touché. Many incarcerated do learn valuable skills in prison. However, I’ve been cooking since my youth when I had to fend for myself. I was living out of my car… yeah, okay, look. That’s touching. If you have to impress your parole officer by getting a job, you’re barking up the wrong tree because you will not be working here. I never expected you to be someone who would discriminate against ex-cons. I mean, your beau, drew, will be one eventually. Half the people I care about have rap sheets. So you being an ex-con is not why you’re not gonna be working here. It’s because I know what you are. You’re a monster. When you’re ready to begin tre I don’t need a caretaker, tracy. Especially not one with your manipulative tactics. Yeah, I loved working at deception, but it’s not my passion! Passion doesn’t pay the bills, and the ups and downs of the music business — mostly downs — will not support you in the style to which you have become accustomed. I can make sacrifices if I had to. Ha! Been there, done that. Thought I could subsist on the great love I had for a pauper. Didn’t end well. I’m not you, and money’s not everything. No, but it’s far from irrelevant. And you would be foolish to think otherwise. I’m fine. Sure about that? Because it looks like you’ve seen a ghost. We were married, right? Yes, we were. Was that at the brooklyn bridge? No, it was at saint ignatius. But after the wedding, we went to the top of one of the towers of the brooklyn bridge. I…I have to go. Huh. Where’s eddie going? I have no idea. Double or nothing? Oh-ho! You’re on, kid. Watch out. They’re hot. I don’t want you to get burned. Mmm. That’s delicious. Really good. Not too sweet. Nice texture. I’m so glad. Those really are good. Thank you. That’s delicious, actually. I think aiden’s gonna be impressed. Well, that’s the plan. There’s another batch in the oven. They could be a housewarming gift for your new place. Thank you. Yeah. Your new place that I had no idea was even on the horizon. I know. It all came about because I needed a caffeine transfusion. Uh, because I needed some coffee and I met with felicia at kelly’s, and she said that maxie was subletting her apartment because she and the kids are moving in to a new house.

[ Smoke alarm beeping ] Wait, what is that? It’s a smoke alarm. Charlotte! Oh. Papa, the oven’s on fire. Oh. Oh. Let us deal with it. Don’t worry, darling.

[ Beeping continues ] I have a pair of tickets to a fundraiser for a cause near and dear to my heart — animal advocacy. And I was toying with the idea of asking you, but ever since that last time, I just don’t — say no more. I am in. Oh. So where? When? Wh-what’s the dress? Oh. Cocktail attire? May– tux? Maybe a tux.

[ Stammering ] Oh, yeah. A holding company? That’s the impressive buyer that you “selected”? Just a faceless llc?

[ Clears throat ] Well, that’s how it’s done these days. Important buyers use holding companies. And did you verify this company’s financials? Because just because they made the offer of the $25 million asking price doesn’t mean they have the cash to back it up. Right. Well, I am in the final stages of verifying all their assets. Okay. You know what? If they don’t put the whole amount in an escrow account, there’s no deal. Okay. Do you understand we could lose this sale? Because putting the whole amount in escrow is not standard practice. I’m not gonna get myself mired in some drawn-out real-estate mess. Okay. What you need to understand is sellers of private islands in upstate new york, they can’t really be too picky. Hmm. But I’m not just any seller. And I can afford to wait for the buyer who meets my exact terms. So, lucy, if you want your big, fat commission, you will get this buyer to put up the whole asking price or there’s no deal. Wait. Where are you going? Come on, come on. No, lucy. People and places.

[ Sighs ] I am loving the enthusiasm, robert. Yes, definitely a tie. In fact, black tie. Ahh! I kill a tux! I…[ Laughs ] I’ve seen you in a tux and, yes, yes, you do. Alright, I’m off. That’s enough for now. Wait, wait, wait. You’re gonna leave me in suspense? Suspense is the spice of life, robert. Details to follow. Oh. Tux. Oh, a tux. Tux. Ooh, ahh. Here we go. Freddy’s formals. 555… 0166. Yeah. Would this be freddy’s formals? Okay. What time do you close? I understand your position, carly. But you should know I’ve turned over a new leaf. I’m here to set your mind at ease. At ease? Yeah. I was there. I held the line while sonny was gone, and I protected our territory from you. Oh, that white dress you wore. I remember that very well. Remember this. I know who you are. You’re a predator and you’re dangerous, and those spots don’t change. So you can walk around town telling everyone that you found the lord, but I know better. You’re lying in wait and you are seeking out vulnerability. But that’s not going to happen here. So you can take your phony humility and your sob story and get the hell out, because kelly’s is off limits. You are every bit the fierce woman I remember. Oh, my god. That hasn’t changed. But I have. Ask drew. That cyrus you describe, he would have let drew die. But I saved him. Farewell, carly. We’re traveling all across america, talking to people about their hearts. Brook lynn, I didn’t do all this to sabotage your friendships. I worry about you. I never asked you to worry. You don’t have a choice. You have no stake in elq. And we have all seen firsthand what the music business did to your mother. Years of hard work and nothing to show for it. Excuse me. My mother has overseen four grammy-nominated albums and countless national and international tours. Oh, well, I’ll be sure to look all that up when I surf the net. Look, the point is… the truth is, I want you to have something real, something stable, something lasting. That’s deception. And, yes, maybe I let my disdain for lucy coe color my approach. You think? But everything I did was to secure your future. Look, I get it. In your own twisted tracy way, you think what you’re doing is best, but it’s not. Accepting your gift would be like declaring myself and my dreams a failure. It would rob me of any confidence I have, confidence I see in you. Something I am still trying to build. Do not sabotage me. Sabotaging you is the last thing I want.

[ Sighs ]

[ Mumbles ] Da, da, da, da, da, da.

[ Strumming guitar ]

Oh, oh

uh, huh pause the timer. I’ll be right back. How could I be so stupid? Turning on the broiler. Don’t worry about it. It was just a minor kitchen disaster. It’s not like you burned the house down. At least the first batch of pumpkin bars turned out okay. Charlotte, valentin, please come in. Thank you for seeing us on such short notice, kevin. It’s my pleasure. Charlotte’s family. Full disclosure, this was actually my idea. Charlotte’s had a difficult year, and we’re kind of navigating it alone. It would be nice to have somebody she could tell everything to, so… alright. Great. I’ll just be waiting outside. Shall we have a seat?

[ Sighs ] So what do you think? You feel comfortable talking to me?

[ Knock on door ] Uh, if this is you, baldwin, I swear it’ll be manslaughter. Come in! Great. Hi. Hi, sweetie. What are you doing? Off to save the world? Uh, no. I’m off to find a tuxedo. Well, the last one finished up with a bullet hole in the lapel. Oh, it happens. I went back to the tailor in london, and I’m still waiting for a bit. What’s up? Well, I just sublet maxie’s apartment… mm-hmm. …And I’m — I’m wondering if you can help me move. Mm.

[ Chuckles ] Anna, everything you possess in the world went up in smoke. What exactly are we…moving? If you’re taking an antidepress

the siren of the sea

I know she’s out there beckoning me

and I wonder

who could she be? You still got it, eddie. Brook lynn, the confidence and poise and smarts you’ve developed, that’s all you. Nobody can take that away. I-I want to build you up. I don’t want to break you down. I’m sure you believe that. But in this family, nothing comes without strings. Even when we’re giving, we’re usually taking. We’re flawed. Most people are. Actually, it’s what keeps things interesting. Interesting is exhausting. I just want something mundane and predictable, a little peace and quiet in this house. That’s never gonna happen. Uh, hiya, lucy. Hey. So what’s so important that you had to drag me away from my important business? And…give me back my pen. What is so important about the pen? I don’t know where it is. It had bad mojo. I think I threw it in the bushes at the quartermaines. Maybe yuri has it. Who’s yuri? You know what? This is exactly why I bailed on the cutthroat real-estate business. Fussy sellers, slimy buyers. And they just want more and more. You know what? I try so hard to keep the peace. I try to broker the peace, but I can’T. All I want to do is end up with my cut. You know, lucy, you got to dial “r” for real-estate lawyer. If you want to dial me, then go to “t” because I’m a trial lawyer. I know that. That’s not what I want. Listen to me. Listen carefully. Look at me. Look at me. Please, pal. I need you to help me break that agreement I made with tracy.

[ Sighs ] Mama carly!

[ Gasps ] Oh, my goodness, look at you. We’re a little bit ahead of schedule. I hope that’s okay. Oh, it’s perfect, it’s perfect. Let me see your costume. This is amazing. Spin. Oh. It’s great. Hey, do you want to be the first to decorate a pumpkin cookie? Yes, please. Come on, come on, let me show you. Look, we have all of these. This is, like, frosting. You can decorate with sprinkles here, and you can take the plastic off here since you’re the first one. Go for it. Okay? She seems to be doing great. Yeah. Yeah. She’s okay. She’s very excited about this party. She didn’t even mention trick-or-treating. That’s good. Yeah, yeah, it’ll ease my mind knowing that she’s here and, uh, well out of harm’s way.

[ Robert sighs ] This… this… put it down now. Oi. …Was not what I was expecting. I know. It’s heavier than I thought. Robin was holding on to it for me. Yes. It got stuck in her storage somehow when she moved. And I’ve been meaning to go through it for years. What’s in it? Relics, really. Leftovers from a life I’d rather not dig up. It’s just personal paperwork from my early years at the wsb — there’s files and journals and even draft mission reports. What I’m hoping is maybe there’s a clue in there that could help me find who it is that’s targeting me at the wsb. So… what are you looking for? Key. I know. It’s typical. I think I’ve lost the key to this apartment. Charlotte, I want to assure you that our conversations are confidential. Whatever we talk about in here is privileged information. Anything? Mm-hmm. Does that mean you won’t tell papa what we talk about? Well, I might give him my general findings. For instance, if I think you’re under significant stress or you need additional support, I might tell him that. But the details of what we discuss in here, that stays in this room. And I meant what I said. You’re family. My only goal is to help you. And if you’re uneasy about it, it’s fine. I can always recommend someone else. No, no, I’ll talk to you. It’s okay. But it’s not like there’s a big secret or anything. Papa’s just overthinking things. I did miss him while I was away, but… nothing terrible happened at boarding school. Well, why don’t we start there? Tell me about your experience at boarding school. ( )Scared of a little nina and sonny are bringing donna, you said? Yes. They’re gonna take avery home with them. Both girls are gonna be spending the night. Nice. You know, it’s too bad, really. Wyndemere would have made the perfect backdrop for a halloween party. Just the right amount of spooky. Oh, it really would. I mean, once they’re old enough to not have nightmares, maybe when they’re, like, 13 or 10. Oh. [ Laughs ] No, no. I’m hoping that wyndemere will be someone else’s problem long before then. Lucy, there’s no such thing as an undo button when it comes to signed contracts. I know, I know, I just can’t take it. I really cannot take tracy having 51% of deception and she is sabotaging my creative vision. I have to do something. I want to get her out. I got to get her out. Well, what are you gonna do about that? Me? You’re the smarty-pants lawyer. You have all the legal expertise. There has to be something like — wait a minute. What about a loophole? Some sort of loophole that we didn’t see or the font. You know what? I bet that contract was not written in the right kind of font. Or what about this? There was none of that blue paper. You know, that stuff on the back of the pages that’s supposed to be there? Lucy. Lucy. Come on, man, you got to get into 20th century. All of that went out with electronic signing. And if — and it’s a big if — what if you could nullify the contract, tracy would just reinstate the lawsuit and deception would go down as fast as the titanic did!

[ Sighs ] Over my dead body. I’m so sorry. I just don’t know what happened to the key. I must have dropped it in the chaos of moving. Happens to the best of us. Make sure to return that after you get a copy. Oh, I will. Thank you so much. Thank you. Need help with that? Yes. No. We’re good. Thank you though. I really appreciate it. Yeah. Okay. Bye. Okay. Great. Shall we? Oh. Of course.

[ Grunts ] There you go. Can you go in? This is heavy. Okay. Can you go straight back? Yeah, yeah. Alright. So I made pumpkin bars for my friends. Hey, you two. How was your chat? Oh, she was just telling me her trick-or-treating plans for this evening. Papa’s the chauffeur. Well, have a wonderful time. And I’d like to continue this next week, if that’s alright. How do you feel about that, ma petite? Works for me. You’re easy to talk to. We’ll sort out the details later. Sounds good. Happy halloween. Bye, kevin. Shingles. Some describe it as an inteplay the rest for me. No can do. Yeah, it’s — that’s all she wrote. Oh. Come on. You and me, we go way back. There’s no need for stage fright. Lois, seriously, it’s a work in progress, and literally, it’s only half baked. Oh, you’re in the zone. Yeah. Okay. I don’t want to mess with your mojo. No, no, no mojo. Just a creative dead end. Oh. Well, you got something there, so don’t trash it. Easier said than done. Listen. The same fire that got you there will also see you through. Okay? Trust me. Leo: Aunt lolo, time’s ticking! Oh, I forgot. Sudoku showdown. Got to go. Fine. I’ll back off. No more pressure from me. I appreciate that. But will you think about my offer? Thanks, but no thanks. I’m on a new course. One you inadvertently helped to set, and I really want to make a go of it. And I have a new musical protégé. I signed a rising star named blaze. Heard of her. You have? Yeah. And I have every confidence that you are gonna make her a household name. Well, I’m gonna do my best. Of that, I’m sure. You know, lucy, tracy’s always had the upper financial hand. That’s why you agreed to the deal in the first place. I know. I’m very well aware. I know. Well, now, so she can just ride it out until deception is bankrupt. No, I can’t let that happen, not for maxie and for sasha. You know, though, I am quite the dynamo at real estate, I could always pivot back to that. Like a rat! No, no. Sinking ship. Oh, no! No rats, no sinking ship. I would never do that to them. I mean, maxie needs deception for her future. And that ridiculous gladys almost took everything sasha has. Well, why don’t you just become a silent partner? There’s no way I’m gonna be a silent partner. What? And I’m gonna let tracy run my company? I don’t think so. I won’t let that happen. With the last breath in my body, I will not let that… happen. What? You’re gonna poison her muffin? You’re better off poisoning her cognac. I know, but as tempting as it is to poison her, I think I just got it. I’ve got it. Okay, think about it. I do not need to claw 51% back. Do I? No, if I can wiggle just a teeny tiny 2% out of tracy’s greedy hands, then I am the major shareholder again, and deception is mine. All mine. Mommy, can I have your phone so that I can take a picture of my cookie? Yes. Yeah. Of course. Here you go. Thank you.

[ Laughs ] Isn’t it lovely how kids can find joy in the simplest things? And we adults are.. burdened by adult things. Adult things? Like selling wyndemere? Yeah. Yeah, like selling wyndemere. You know, I have to move on, and I can’t do that if I’m anchored to that place and after what happened with austin’s cousin mason, I am determined to sell. I wonder what kind of buyer you can get for that place. I have no idea, but lucy assures me that she’s found one. Really? Who? Mm. That’s vague. But if lucy can get confirmation that the buyer has all the money, then wyndemere and its torturous memories will be in my past. Okay. Whoa.

[ Exhales sharply ] Someone’s a bit of a packrat. You never know what tidbit of information could come in handy down the line. And to think, in this day and age, all that fits on a thumb drive. And could be hacked into in a heartbeat. You realize that this stash is completely off the grid, and no one has any idea that this information even exists. Are you sure about that? Subject — charlotte cassadine. Session one. Charlotte displays a maturity that belies her years. She is both insightful and evasive. She has already mastered the art of camouflage, presenting only what she believes people want to see and hear. Ugh, it still stinks in here. I don’t want my friends smelling burnt pumpkin bars. Don’t worry, I’ll open the windows in the kitchen. I’ll air the place out. Listen, thanks for meeting with kevin today. I know that wasn’t your first choice, and I appreciate it. A deal’s a deal, papa. I kept my side of the bargain because I know you’ll keep yours. I love you… a lot. Papa? What? Papa…I’m sorry. What are you sorry for? For… …burning the pumpkin bars. You worry too much. Charlotte: “Anna devane is not who she seems. Do not trust her.” Kevin: She is anchored to her father — a relationship that seems almost…symbiotic. He is very protective of her, and in return, she feels a great responsibility to protect him.

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Anna sublets Maxie’s apartment and calls Sonny to tell him she doesn’t need a bodyguard anymore because she feels safe in her new apartment. Sonny thinks Anna should keep the bodyguard until they find the person who is targeting her but, Anna thinks she needs her privacy.

Laura tells Cyrus he shouldn’t have come to her apartment uninvited. Laura tells Cyrus that if he wants to see her he should wait until she invites him to her apartment.

Laura asks Sonny to give Spencer advice if Spencer comes to talk to him.

Finn and Elizabeth go apple picking in order to bring home some apples for Aiden to make pies. Elizabeth paints some portraits of the Vermont scenery so she can remember her and Finn’s special weekend.

Valentin agrees to let Charlotte go trick or treating alone if she agrees to talk to Kevin. Charlotte overheard Valentin talking to Laura on the phone asking Laura if Kevin could see Charlotte right away because he is afraid she is troubled.

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[ Light thump in distance ] I know who you are. Why are you here? Shouldn’t you be in prison? I had the good fortune to be released. Though it was for a medical condition, so I probably shouldn’t call a heart attack good fortune. But the lord works in mysterious ways, and apparently this was his plan for me. What do — what do you want? Well, I’m here to see my sister, of course. Spencer, it’s good to see you. I was just about to get acquainted with my other great-nephew. What are you doing here? Um, he said that he’s here to see your grandmother, but I was just about to tell him that laura’s not here. I’ll tell her you dropped by. Well, you know, I came all this way. I might as well take the opportunity to get to know this little guy. And — and, spencer, we barely talked the other day.

[ Stammers ] So, we should just maybe catch up. Okay?

[ Sighs ] Oh, my god. Are you okay? I’m sorry. I’m sorry if I woke you. No, no, don’t apologize. But what happened? I just had the worst nightmare.

[ Knock on door ] Adam: Hey, is — is everything alright in there? Can I? Yes.[ Knock on door ] Hello? Yeah. Hey. W-what’s going on? Uh, nothing. Everything’s fine. Trina had a nightmarE. Oh. Oh, those are the worst. I’ve had my share of them. I’m sorry, adam, if I woke you. Oh, no, no, no. It’s — it’s okay. I’ve been up for hours studying for midterms. I was about to head out on a coffee run. Do you want anything from perks? No, no. I’m okay. Thank you, though. Sure? Okay. Yeah. Uh, m-maybe I’ll s-see you later. Yeah. Bye. Alright. Tell me about this dream.

[ Sighs ] Do you have proof that nikolas is alive? Irrefutable. Not only has he been in geneva, his banker said that his employees saw nikolas there, and then he — he showed me records of withdrawals for a significant amount of money that nikolas has taken from his accounts. And you gave this information to spencer? Yeah. He didn’t react the way I thought he would. Yeah. I thought it was just going to be more anger, you know? Right. But he was so sad and so disappointed. I think it was like a final confirmation for him that his father… has abandoned his life here and his two sons. And I know that spencer would probably never admit it, but I think he was holding out hope that maybe his father wasn’t missing by his own choice. Just when you think nikolas couldn’t sink any lower… I’m sorry. I know that he’s your son. It’s just that I feel for spencer. I do, too. I do. But I have to say, as a mother, I think there’s probably more to this story. I feel like there’s probably some sort of extenuating circumstances that we don’t know about, some real reason that he had to leave. But I know at this point that he has really forfeited his right to be a father to ace, and I don’t think that spencer would even want him back. Nikolas does not realize the damage he’s doing to spencer. I was abandoned as a kid, and I was bitter, and I resented my father for a long time. I know what he’s going through. That’s exactly why I’m here, sonny. Can you please help spencer? Elizabeth: Thank you. For what? For this trip. I feel so relaxed, like I’m a million miles away from port charles. Well, that was kind of the idea, right? Just getting away and leaving everything behind for a few days. You needed this more than you realized. You have been so consumed with your dad and his illness. You really need to take a break from all of it and just get it out of your mind, even if it’s just for a day or two. It’s you. It’s — you’re the one that told me to enjoy every moment in life, and that — that’s what I’m doing.

[ Chuckles lightly ]

[ Breathes sharply ] This is really good. Oh, thanks. I hope it’s okay I used the paints. I found them in the closet, and I just — I couldn’t resist. Of course it is.

[ Sniffles ] Maybe you should — maybe you should get back into painting when you get home. Yeah, I would like that. It used to be such a passion of mine. And then, you know, kids and life took over. You are really talented. Well, waking up to all the beauty that surrounds us kind of inspired me. I wanted to capture it so it’d remind me what a special weekend this was. I love that. And I love you. I have for the longest time. Georgie is at the age where she wants to go trick-or-treating unsupervised. Ooh. That’s a tough one. I remember when josslyn and i went through that. It was quite the battle. I’m just happy that donna has a few more years before she reaches that stage. I don’t want to smother her and have her resent me. I remember what it was like at that age, but I did get into a lot of trouble.

[ Laughs ] You know what they say about the apple and the tree? I do. I say listen to your gut, you know? How many kids does she want to go with? Uh, three, and two of them are boys, so that’s a plus. Or a minus, depending on how you look at it. So, what do you think of a sublet? It might be better until you can figure out your long-term plans. Yeah, well, ideally I would move in with valentin and charlotte. But the truth is, this person, whoever’s after me… mm-hmm. …I don’t know when they’re going to make their next move. And I do not want charlotte anywhere near that. So I have to keep my distance. Mm-hmm. Makes sense. But a furnished place, I mean, that would be convenient, right? Of course. Absolutely. A quiet place in a nice neighborhood, secure building with lots of families. Okay, yeah. I don’t think a place like that exists, honestly. No, that’s where you’re wrong.

[ Breathes sharply ] Oh, maxie! I’ll be the only one with a chaperone. Jake, danny, and georgie, they’re all going, and it’s a safe neighborhood. We’re going to harbor vista. I’m a highly trained agent. You won’t even know I’m there. This isn’t funny. The whole point of the night is to be on our own.

[ Scoffs ] I don’t need you holding my hand like a little kid with a pumpkin flashlight. I’m not changing my mind. Papa. Don’t you trust me?

She found it.

The feeling of finding

the psoriasis treatment so, you want to sublet my old place? Well, I mean, that wasn’t my idea. It was your mother’s brilliant idea, but I think… mm, what do you… I think it’s great. Okay. I mean, I tried to sublet it already, but the woman got transferred out of town at the last minute, so it’s just been sitting there empty. Well, not empty, exactly. My old furniture is still in there. I bought all new stuff for my house. Well, I need furniture. I don’t have any. Oh! Okay. Then you’re a genius. Yeah, I am.

[ Laughs ] Welcome to your new home. The dream was definitely triggered by cyrus showing up at the gallery yesterday. You must have been so shocked to see him there. I mean, my mom warned me that cyrus was released, but I didn’t expect him to track me down. Did he threaten you? I mean, I can talk to sonny. He can handle it. What happened to your grudge against sonny? A few weeks ago, you wanted nothing to do with him, and now you’re just willing to reach out to him? Well, I think that your safety is more important than whatever issues I have with him. And he’s equipped to handle someone like cyrus, and he will. I just don’t want you to worry. I appreciate that. But he didn’t threaten me. It was the opposite. He apologized. Thanks so much for the new diapers. Ace is growing so fast, uh, the ones I got him were too small. Yeah. No problem. Hey, I think that you should probably go to work. You know how alexis will be if you’re late. Oh. So you work for ms. Davis? Uh, yeah, ms. Davis was nice enough to offer me a job, even though I had no experience. I don’t know her well, but she seems like a formidable woman. She runs that paper — the invader. And if esme doesn’t get going now, she’s not going to have that job very much longer, will she? Okay, do you want to tell me what you’re really doing here? What do you want? You know I’d do anything for my nephew. It’s just that I’ve had so many difficulties with nikolas in the past that I can’t be neutral on the subject. And e-even if I talk to spencer, I-I don’t really want to trash his father, and that wouldn’t be healthy for us, and it wouldn’t be fair to you. I’m not asking you to get in the middle of anything. You know, it’s like you don’t have to, uh, justify his feelings about his dad. I’m just saying that, you know, if you could just be there for him in case he comes to you for advice, that would ease my mind. I will always be here for spencer. Thank you. Because he really admires and respects you, and because you can get through to him in a way that kevin and I can’T.

[ Chuckling ] Right. Yeah. And to be honest, I’m kind of worried about him right now. I’m afraid that he might do something rash, something he might regret in the future. I’ll do whatever I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. Thank you. This is the best apple I’ve ever had.

[ Breathes sharply ] It’s your second one. You eat any more, aiden won’t have any left for his pies. Are you kidding? Aiden’s got enough for 10 pies. Oh, well, I have to account for multiple attempts. Nah, that kid’s a whiz in the kitchen. He is, he is, but baking is very precise. It really is a science. It is? Well, I don’t remember seeing a single pie in my organic chemistry class.

[ Chuckles ] Following the recipe is key. It’s not like, you know, when you barbecue. Hmm? I’m — I’m — I’m sorry. What is that supposed to mean, exactly? No, no, I’m not knocking your culinary skills. I’ve just seen you at the grill with the spices and the sauces flying everywhere. Okay, I guess that’s a fair assessment, but it still tastes pretty good, right? Yes, it does. Mm. We should get back to the cabin.

[ Chuckling ] I did not realize how far this orchard was. Yeah, well — well, if we are tired when we get back to the cabin, we can… always just take a nap.

You can feel it…

when your dream

becomes a pursuit. So, how’s spencer doing with ace? I am so proud of the way he has stepped up. He is really trying to be a surrogate father to that little boy. He even took parenting classes with esme.

[ Chuckles ] That’s impressive. Yeah, the only thing is that it causes a bit of friction between him and trina, and he’s very much in love with trina. I worry that his devotion to ace and the time that he spends with esme, that could hurt his relationship. He’s in a tough spot… mm. …Because if he backs away from ace, he’s going to feel miserable. And if he doesn’t put trina first, he could end up losing her. Exactly. It’s a lot for someone his age. You know, he didn’t ask to be a father, but he’s doing his very best to fill the role. Anyway, I just wanted you to know what was going on in spencer’s life in case he does come to you for guidance.

[ Cellphone chimes ] Well, I think you’d better get home. You have a visitor. Are you implying I have an ulterior motive? No, I’m not implying anything. I’m stating it outright. You must want something. I assure you, my motives are purely altruistic. Oh. I wanted to see my dear sister. I thought I’d save her the embarrassment of a newly released convict showing up at the mayor’s office. I’m sure she would have been far more concerned knowing that you came here, where esme and ace were vulnerable. I had no intention of intimidating esme or your brother. Quite the contrary. I was pleasantly surprised to find them home, and I enjoyed the little time I had with them. Mm. I meant them no harm. Esme may have met you before, but she has no idea how dangerous you truly are. Like the lord himself, I come in peace, and I am very disheartened to find you so unwelcoming. I thought we’d come to an understanding in pentonville. Mm. Josslyn: You did not! Yeah, I sure did. You screamed at cyrus, told him to take his apology and shove it? Yeah. Good for you. Well, I surprised myself. I wasn’t sure I had it in me, but it was such a release to unload on him. I was terrified the night he held me and my mom hostage, but I’m not going to be a victim again. Clearly, you’re stronger than you think. Maybe. But cyrus is free, and if he visits me again, he might not apologize. Well, there’s no wonder you’re having nightmares. I think the scariest part of the dream is that… it wasn’t cyrus. It was spencer. Renault was holding me, and I was screaming for spencer to help me, but he just stood there. Well, let’s hope that never becomes a reality. No, it — it won’t, because spencer was so protective over me when cyrus came to the gallery. He stood up to him and told him to leave. So it’s not a thing. Good. That makes me feel better. There’s just one thing, though. What? Spencer told me that cyrus protected him in pentonville, and it’s unnerving to think he must be grateful to cyrus. I didn’t realize how much work goes into all this. That’s a long walk. And then you have to jump to reach all the branches and carrying this basket is heavy, and now I have to wash them off. Maybe I could help. I think this one’s clean, don’t you? Maybe just a little bit longer, just to be sure. I don’t know about you, but all this washing has worn me out. I’m exhausted. Maybe we should take a nap. Definitely. Yeah, I trust you. It doesn’t seem like you do. You’ve been through a lot these last few years. Your mother’s condition, boarding school. Yeah, but boarding school taught me to be independent. You’re the one always saying independence is a good thing. Stability is a good thing. You were on your own for a while. When you came back, you were bounced back and forth between grandma’s and now sam and dante. You need a stable home life. Yeah, but that’s not a problem anymore. We finally have a house of our own. Just you and me. The way it should be. I know you love the house… but it doesn’t change anything that you’ve been through. And I’m worried. I’m worried for you. I think that you’re putting on a brave face for my sake because you think I’ll be disappointed if you’re unhappy. Charlotte, I want you to tell me the truth. I don’t want you telling me what you think I want to hear. And what’s great is you don’t even need to buy a bed. Everything you need is already here. Okay. Alright. Full disclosure, there are a few quirks. Um, the bedroom floor is a bit uneven. Yeah. The drawers in the kitchen kind of stick, and the oven, I — uh, the oven is broken. That’s okay. I barely cook, so… the microwave works, though, right? Yes! Yes. Okay. Maxie, we should be pointing out the positive features. I said the microwave works. The claw-foot tub is amazing. The hot water never runs out. The walls are fully insulated, so you barely hear your neighbors. I’ll take it. Wait. What? Really? I’ll take it. Yeah. This is — this is really perfect. Okay, anna, you’re not just saying that so you can help me out, right? Oh, my god, you’re helping me out. This is exactly what I need.

[Coughing] Copd isn’t pretty. Hey, trina. Hey. Did joss send you over? No. Why? Well, because I needed josslyn to come over and help me decorate for the kids’ halloween party, so I just assumed she enlisted you for backup. No, she didn’t mention anything to me, but please put me to work. I need the distraction. Why? What’s going on? I’m sure you heard cyrus renault was released. Oh, yeah. I was visiting drew in the hospital, and he walked right into drew’s room. I couldn’t believe it. Yeah, I’m pretty freaked out that he’s back on the streets. I don’t blame you. But I do know they’re watching him carefully, so hopefully he doesn’t try anything. Maxie: Here you go. The place is all yours. Shouldn’t I fill out some paperwork or something? Or a security deposit? Eh, minor details. We’ll get to that at some point. You should just enjoy the apartment. Mm. Thank you! This is so great. Thank you both so much. This — this… do you thinkI could move in right away? Yeah, whatever you want. Okay. I can help you pack up your things at the metro court, if you like. Oh, I don’t have anything, felicia — barely anything. It’s going to take me a second to move. Okay, well, I’m really glad that this worked out. This is amazing. This feels like the first positive thing that’s happened since, you know, my house burned down. This feels like a new beginning. Only good things from now on. You want to know how I really feel? I feel like I have to go out with my friends tonight. No supervision. Okay. You want to go out with your friends alone? Then you have to do something for me. Anything. I want you to see kevin collins. I want you to tell kevin everything that you’re going through. Why do I have to talk to kevin? I’m perfectly happy. I feel like there’s something going on, something you don’t want to tell me. I tell you everything, papa.

[ Scoffs ] But if you reallywant me to do this, I will. Thank you. And I will drive you and your friends. But I will drop you off at harbor vista to trick-or-treat alone. Yes! Thank you! Yeah, you looked out for me while I was in pentonville. And it would have been a lot tougher without your protection. So you see my motives are only for the good of our family. And as I warned you, the only person you needed protection from was victor cassadine, not me. No need to be so suspicious of my visit today. Yeah, you were right about victor cassadine. And he did turn out to be exactly who you said he’d be — ruthless, sadistic. I’ll take that as a “thank you.” Look, I know that I owe you for the way that you helped me out while I was in pentonville. But I still know that you are a very, very dangerous person. Okay, you held trina robinson and her mother at gunpoint. You shot curtis ashford. And then you want to know why I’m leery when you come around? It’s because you’re a threat, and I don’t want you anywhere near my little brother. I’m no t going to denythat my past deeds were heinous. But those were acts of a desperate man, a caged animal, and that man no longer exists. I have seen the light, and that light is our lord and savior. And he has forgiven my sins. And I’M… and my life is now devoted to helping others. …Supposed to believe that you have repented because you can spout some rhetoric about finding god? You can believe whatever you want, spencer. Calm down. But don’t you forget people gave you a second chance after you got out of prison. I’m only asking for the same courtesy.

[ Door opens ] Grandmother. Spencer, w ould you give mea moment alone with my brother?

[ Chuckles ] I thought the whole purpose of napping was to actually sleep. You’re right. We — we stink at napping. No more nap. Wait, wait, no, no. I didn’t say that. I’m simply making an observation that we’re not very good at it. Oh, okay. You know what? We’re just going to have to keep practicing until we get it right. And we’re done. What the hell are you thinking? I’m sorry.

[ Sighs ] Coming over here unannounced, uninvited. It wasn’t a calculated move, laura. I was released a few days ago. I thought it’d be nice to pay you a visit. Ah. Well, I don’t appreciate it. Well, then you’re certainly not going to appreciate that not only did i spend time with spencer, but I had the pleasure of meeting my great-nephew, ace. Now, esme and I crossed paths once at pentonville, but this is the first time I saw him. What a delightful baby. You have no business being around children. Oh, but I do when they’re related to me. And like it or not, dear sister, they’re my family, too. Hey, hey, I got your text.Is everything okay? Yeah, it will be once we start decorating. That’s what this is about? This is a — it’s a decorating emergency?

[ Chuckles ] Yes. We have to decorate for the kids’ halloween party. Okay, well, I think that ace might still be a little bit too young for it. He was, um, crying when he saw the jack-o’-lantern in our apartment. Well, halloween doesn’t sink in until they get the concept of free candy. That’s right. And trina volunteered your help because we needed someone tall.

[ Chuckling ] Oh, okay, good. Well, I’m happy to help. Yeah. Where would you like me to start? Spread these up in all the corners. Thanks.

[ Laughs ]

[ Chuckles sarcastically ]

[ Laughs ] Hey. Do you want to head over to the library or study here? Let’s stay here. I’ve got to cut today short. I, uh, have to head over to kelly’s, help my mom decorate for a halloween party.

[ Door closes ] No problem. I’ll just, um, go to t he library when you leave. Go to the library? What are you talking about? It’s halloween. Aren’t you doing anything? I mean, there’s a ton of parties on campus. Oh, well, then that’s why it’s the perfect time. The library will be empty. I mean, you could study tomorrow. I me an, I’m taking fourextra credits this semester, and, yeah, it’s a lot. And I don’t know, I’m — I’m not really that big into dressing up.

[ Papers rustling ] Well, you don’t have to dress up to decorate. Why don’t you come to kelly’s with me?

[ Cellphone rings ] Hey, anna. How’re you holding up? Good. Pretty good. So, first of all, I wanted to say congratulations on your wedding.

Are you a happy groom? I am. I can almost hear you smiling over the phone.

[ Breathes deeply ] I want to wish you and nina all the best. You really deserve it. Thank you. That means a lot to me. So, what can I do for you, friend? Um, so… I would like to return my gift. What, did you buy me something for the wedding? You were kind enough to give me a bodyguard, and now I’m sending him back. Well, I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

Alright, so my circumstances

have changed. I feel like I have the key to a new beginning. So… I’ve taken an apartment.

Before you say anything,

it’s very safe. It is a small doorman building, 24-hour security. It’s mostly families, and I don’t need a bodyguard. Okay? I mean, I think the biggest threat I’m facing is maybe being caught in the elevator doors as I’m trying to dodge all the strollers. It sounds great, but you shouldn’t let your guard down. You should keep trey until everything’s settled.

Listen. I really appreciate your concern, but I don’t want a bodyguard. I need my privacy. I feel like I just want to get my life back. And this — this is the first step. My mom’s alzheimer’s never changed how mu aren’t you supposed to be reading? Uh… you are much more interesting. This c oming from the manwho wanted to listen to a dengue fever podcast on the way here? Well, now, to be fair, the doctor on the podcast has a very soothing voice.

[ Laughs ] Still, I would… much rather watch you paint. Will you thank dan for me? I mean, not just for the cabin, but for all of this. We have to send him something. Yeah, we will. Let’s do that. Yeah.

[ Sighs ] It’s so beautiful here. This view is amazing. Yes, it is. You’re not even looking out the window. I know. Hey, willow, are you still bringing the kids to kelly’s halloween party? Alright, well, we’re going to start early so the little ones don’t crash. Okay. Oh, I can’t wait to see wiley and amelia’s costumes. No, no, no, don’t tell me what it is because I want to be surprised. See you soon. Oh, you still have a lot of web, spider-man.

[ Chuckles ] I’m sorry, trina? Are you alright? Yeah, no, I was just thinking about, uh, pentonville. Ooh. That’s a dark thought.

[ Chuckling ] No. No, not really. I was just thinking about the day that I was released, and…we were so far apart then, and now we’re a lot closer and…you love me. And… I don’t know, I feel like the luckiest guy in the world. You are the luckiest guy in the world.

[ Chuckles ] Can I get a scone? They have cranberry. I love you so, so much. You are the most important person in the world to me. You know that, right? I feel the same about you, papa.

[ Sighs ] It was hard at boarding school. I missed you so much. You have no idea. But, look, none of that matters now. I’m back where I belong — with you. And nothing’s going to change that. I have so many regrets. I would change so much, but I’m going to fix everything. You just have to keep your end of the deal and meet with kevin, okay? I will. Promise. Like it or not, and it’s quite clear you don’t, we’re siblings.

[ Chuckles ] Yeah. What’s that saying? “You can’t choose your family.” You know, I prefer the words of the great bishop desmond tutu. And he said, “you don’t choose your family. They are god’s gift to you, as you are to them.” Spare me the sermon. We are connected by blood, and I care about you, just as I care for spencer and ace. I-I-I treasure all of you. I used to be obsessed with money and power, but they pale in comparison. Yeah, I’m just not buying that. I — how can I prove this to you? I protected spencer when he was in pentonville, and I will continue to keep all of you out of harm’s way. You need to give me a chance, laura. Are you willing to do that?

[ Breathes deeply ] Alright, if we’re going to do this, we’re going to do it with ground rules. And that means that you are going to respect my boundaries if you want to see me and those boys. That means you don’t come over here unless I call you and I invite you. Is that clear? This visit is over. I’ll wait for your call. But I hope it’s soon.

[ Cellphone ringing ]

[ Groans ] Valentin. Hi. Is everything okay? Yeah, I hope so. Charlotte’s finally agreed to talk to kevin. I’d like to set something up for this afternoon. Could you talk to him? I think it’s probably better if it comes from you.

[ Sighs ] Of course. I would do anything for my granddaughter. I’m very worried about charlotte. I think she really needs help.

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