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Episode #13947 ~ Sam pulls back; Alexis reacts; Carly pushes back; Molly calls her mom out; Michael accepts Nelle's decision.
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(This still needs extensive editing)Coffee?
No, thanks. Tea? Nope. I'm good. Water? Ugh! You know, this is -- this was a terrible idea. Which part? Why would I ever ask for your help...ever? Well, because it makes sense. Look, are you or are you not worried about Molly's safety? Of course I'm worried. That landlord is sketchy at best. I mean, he's already messing around with the heat. God only knows what he's gonna do next. Well, Alexis, I'm right across the street and if I see that their lights are on or Molly's car is on the street, if I hear any screaming, I can be there in 30 seconds. Thank you. I appreciate that. You're welcome. [Door closes]
But don't think you're gonna get anything in return for this. We are not getting back together...ever. Mm-hmm. Yeah. What she said. What is all of this? I never had a chance to give the boys their Christmas gifts. Oh, what, have you been busy or something? [Laughs] Congratulations. Oh, thank you, honey. Thank you so much. I'm so sorry we couldn't make it to your wedding. I mean, for there to be a storm of all nights. Tell me about it. Tell me about it. I want to know, was it wonderful? Are you and Kevin blissfully happy? [Sighs] You know, I -- I didn't think that this would ever happen again. Honestly, I never thought it would happen again. And then you turn around one day, and there he is. [Laughs] Love can just surprise you, can't it? Yeah. It really can. Mm-hmm.
Franco: No, no, no, no, no. This was supposed to be delivered to my studio, not to my office. You need to take this back. You need to redeliver it. I'm not authorized. What if I made it worth your while? Sorry, dude. You got a problem, call the company.
Why won't you leave me alone? Just hear me out. Hear me out. Why? Why? Because -- because I am your wife and you vowed to love and honor and always listen to everything that I say. Pretty sure that wasn't part of our vows. But you'd be fantastic, Ned. You would be better than fantastic. You would literally be the perfect candidate. Except I'm not running for mayor. Uh-oh. You're cleaning and organizing. So? So from my experience, that means that something is bothering you. You want to talk about it? How much time do you have?
[Knock on door]
Jason: Hey. Hey. Thanks for coming. [Sighs] Is something -- something wrong? Yeah. I mean, it's not life or death or anything, but there's a problem that should be addressed. Okay. I need a divorce.
Tell me, what's going on with the landlord? Did Curtis come up with anything?
No. Not yet. As sketchy as the boiler incident was, we can't prove sabotage. Well, all right, so you've got to be patient. Something will come up. Oh, yeah, and I'm thinking sooner rather than later. What does that mean? It means TJ and I are gonna expose our landlord for the greedy rat that he is. You know, painting, whenever I look at you, all you are is a gruesome reminder, when I was 3 years old, I pushed a kid down a flight of stairs and almost killed him. That was long before the tumor. All right? So the darkness has always been there, and what if it comes back? And if I'm having these thoughts, how can Elizabeth not be having any thoughts? I should tell her, right? Sure. I should just tell her. It'll feel good to tell her. She's Elizabeth. She'd just... touch me the way she does and say, "you were just a kid, and I love you." But what if she doesn't? What if she freaks out and runs back to Jason? I would just die. No, no. I keep my mouth shut, right? I love her too much to risk losing her. I can't risk losing the best thing that ever happened to me, even if I don't deserve it. I'm sorry for what I did to you, Drew. I'm really sorry. Hey, I hope this isn't a bad time, but I've got an arena with your name on it. Wondered if you're ready to talk next steps. I would, if I was still working at ELQ. Oh, no. I'm so sorry. Don't be. It was my decision. And it's the best thing for everyone concerned. So, as far as the Charles Street redevelopment is concerned, you'll be dealing with Michael moving forward. I'd be lying to you if I said I was looking forward to that. I mean, the guy was less than receptive. Good luck, Jim. Yeah, you, too. I believe that, you know. That your leaving ELQ is really what's best for everyone. Including the citizens of Port Charles? Why you got to say it like that? Olivia [Scoffs] I am a businessman, not a politician. Yeah, but I don't think those two things are mutually exclusive. In fact, I would argue that your business experience gives you a leg up. You're not gonna let this go, are you? Hi. I'm Olivia Quartermaine. Have you met me? Nothing? No reaction at all? Nelle is working at Ava's gallery. That doesn't bother you? Would I prefer she got employment somewhere else? Of course. But it's not my decision. Okay, this is Ava -- the woman responsible for your brother's death. I know who she is. Who's now teamed up with Nelle. I get it. No. You don't, Michael. I don't think you do, because we know what Nelle is capable of on her own. Who knows what kind of influence Ava is gonna have. You have to put a stop to this. I can't. Why not?! Because it's not my call. We -- we told Nelle to get a job. She got a job. This is not a job. This is strategy, Michael. To what? To winning you over, to getting you back. Mom, that is not going to happen. My eyes are opened, okay? I see Nelle for who she really is. And you're right. You're right. She is playing a game, but what she doesn't know is, so am I. My first marriage to Drew wasn't legal, obviously, because it was under the wrong name, so we're gonna do it again, which is fine by me. And we went down to get our marriage license and turns out, there's a problem with the paperwork. You and I are still technically married. So you -- you need a divorce. [Sighs] Okay. I know it only changes things on paper, but it's really important to me. I mean, to us, to my family. I just -- I really want everything to be legit. Sam. Sam. It's okay. I get it. Just, uh, draw up the papers, send them to Diane, and I'll -- I'll sign 'em. I don't want to complicate things. So I think we should agree on something before we bring the lawyers in. Yeah, I'm -- I'm not gonna -- I'm not gonna fight you on anything. Yeah, I-I know that. We need, um, a reason for the divorce, even if it's not contested. And the state of New York has seven legal reasons for grounds for divorce. You can read 'em right here. Divorce after a legal separation agreement, there's adultery, imprisonment. I mean, none of those are -- none of those are us. What is?
Hey. Excuse me. I'm looking for the manager.
Yeah, that's me.
Oh. Hey. Good to meet you. [Laughs] Jim Harvey. Niagara Equities. Julian Jerome. Yeah. Good to meet you. Great place you got here, huh? Beautiful. Thanks. So what can I do for you, Jim? Well, actually, I was hoping I could do something for you. Hmm. Rent strike. Molly. No, we're gonna hang banners from all of the windows. I mean, everybody will know about all of the injustices that we're suffering. Oh, maybe even the local news would cover us. Molly, you need to listen to me.Oh, that would be amazing. Outing this creep for the rat that he is to the whole city. Oh, my gosh. T.J. And I are gonna tell them exactly what he's doing to us. Molly, no, you will not. So you want me to sell a place I just bought? Well, we're offering you far more than you originally paid. I mean, more than enough to relocate in a more conducive area. [Sighs] Well, it's a pass. Charlie's is staying put. What happened to sticking up for the little guy? Defending people's rights? Nothing. I've watched you do it my entire life, and now you're telling me I just shouldn't? If you told me even four months ago that I was going to be marrying Kevin, I would have laughed. Why? [Laughs] You guys were serious. You were living together. Yeah. And I told myself that that was enough. But the truth is, I was scared. Of what? I'm sure you can relate -- when you've been in love and it doesn't work out. Oh, no, I have no idea what you're talking about. [Sighs] [Laughs] Well, it made me gun-shy. I figured, "why take the risk?" But this is why, you know? The way he looks at me, the way he makes me feel... it's all worth it. Smartest move I ever made. [Both laugh] That's a fascinating painting. Beautiful depth. Mirror image of the boys. You know, I had a twin. You had a twin. Mm. "Tortured soul" was an understatement. He died quite some time ago. Sorry to hear that. Oh, I made peace with it. Peace. That's what it is. That's what I feel when I see this painting. You look at this painting, and you feel peace of mind? Mm. Mm-hmm. You see, these boys are companions, and they're trying to get to this idyllic world. It represents safety to them. Now, if they could just break through, they'd have everything they ever wanted. At least, that's how I see it. That's one way to look at it. So what are you gonna do with it? Trying to decide where to hang it? A little inspiration for your art therapy patients? No, no, no. I don't even know how it got here. This painting doesn't belong here. It's on its way to storage. Storage? Why? Well, let's just say, when I look at the painting, it evokes a very different set of emotions. Huh. Well, for what it's worth, I would think twice before putting the painting or those emotions into storage. It's amazing what you can do when you face them head-on. I hear everything you're saying, Mom, I really do. But it's already in motion. Nelle is Ava's assistant, and even if she wasn't, I have no legal recourse here. I can't tell her who to work for or who to associate with. And the more you push against something, the more likely she is to do it. Yes. Exactly. So what I have to do is I have to play along with it. I have to let Nelle think that she's winning me over. As long as she doesn't actually win you over. Mom, you really think that's gonna happen? Michael, I... you tell me that you're playing her, well, that scares me. Okay? It does, because it's not like you. I'm the one who plays people, and luckily, you didn't inherit that gene. What, are you saying that I'm a pushover? No. No, I'm not. You have the amazing ability to see the good in people, to always give someone the benefit of the doubt. Yeah. My fear is, the more proximity you are to Nelle and the more you fall in love with that baby she's carrying, the more vulnerable you're going to be to her. See, mom, I was that baby. I was the one stuck in the middle of an endless tug-of-war. You don't go through something like that and not learn. The only person I care about in this whole mess is my child. The other night on New Year's Eve... [Sighs] No, we don't -- we don't have to talk about that. I have to. I have to. I just -- I wanted to tell you I'm sorry. It shouldn't have happened. It -- and this isn't happening because of that. And...things just got so screwed up for you. It's -- it's not your fault. It's not your fault. I know. I know. And it's not yours, either. [Sighs] Neither one of us could have known when we got married what was ahead of us. Would you change it... if you had known? No. Neither would I. You know, I said those vows. I said 'em because I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you more than anything, and I also wanted to make you happy. And I still do so... if divorcing you will make you happy, then -- then I will.
I don't want you to escalate this, okay, at least not till we hear from Curtis and find out what there is to know about this guy, okay? Okay? Okay. Okay. Nothing's worth getting hurt over. Nothing. Well, just as long as you take your own advice. Mm. I already am. Smart ass. I love you. Be safe. I love you. You know, your mom's right. Nobody asked you. Kevin's probably out there right now, printing up the buttons and the posters for the campaign. Well, I think he may be onto something. You'd make a great mayor. Oh, well... one successful speech does not a mayor make. Well, just don't rule it out. No. Oh, never, never. I'm a risk-taker now. [Chuckles] Must feel nice having Kevin in your corner. Yeah, it does. But he seems to think that I can do anything. You know, I'm really happy for you. You're glowing from the inside out. Mm. Thank you, honey. You know, I think sometimes the way to find happiness is just to let go of what feels safe and comfortable and just...go for it. [Chuckles] I love you. I love you. Hmm. "Just go for it." So me warning you off Nelle is kind of ironic, huh? Why would you say that? Well, given what I told you on Christmas, how I behaved when I was pregnant with you, I mean, most people would say, what goes around, comes around. Oh, I wouldn't say that. No? No. Look, I wouldn't say what you did was good, either, but I -- I believe that every decision that you made, you made because you thought it was best for me. I really did. Because you loved me. Yes. And I still do, very much. And that's what scares me about all this, because I don't think Nelle is wired that way. That's why I'm going to be very careful. [Sighs] But I just worry about you. I do, my smart, handsome, practical son. Who has to talk to Ned. [Sighs] I'll talk to you in a little bit, okay? Yeah. All right. [Clears throat] [Indistinct conversations] Excuse me. Hey. Ah. Sorry. Am I -- am I interrupting? No, no, no, not at all. Uh, I'd better get back to work. This conversation is not over, mister. -[Sighs] It never is. -Mm-hmm. Hey, Ned. [Sighs] So, look. I believe that the company's strength comes from being a family operation. As do I. So my offer for you to come back to the company, it was genuine. But, look, if you feel like that you were treated with anything but respect, I-I sincerely apologize. Apology accepted. Okay. So does that mean you'll reconsider your resignation? Hello? Hey. Hey. Hi. Mm. Welcome home. Thanks. I'm gonna go out and come in again. I like the way this is going. No, let's skip the door part. Okay. Hi. Hi. So I've been thinking... yeah? ...And I just realized... what? ...That we haven't set a wedding date yet. No, we have not. I think we should do that. Right now? You want to do that right now? Right now. Because I can't wait to marry you, Franco Baldwin. Seems strange to thank you for ending our marriage. Yeah. We -- we didn't break our promises to each other, we just didn't...keep them in the way we expected. I need you to know something. You made me really happy back then. And you made me whole. I -- or, at least, you got me to a place where I could become whole, and I don't think I could ever repay you for that. I mean, just live. You know, be a mom and a wife, and just find joy in all that. I do. I do. I will. I know. I can tell. And I'm glad. I'm glad that you're getting to live the life that we both know that I could not give you. Irreconcilable differences. What? Um, let's do irreconcilable differences. Because I love you, and -- and you love him.[Indistinct conversations]
Oh. Sorry. Did he -- did he leave that for you? Jim Harvey? Well, you're welcome to take it. But if you're looking for the guy, he's right over there. Mm-hmm. Jim Harvey? That's me. Hi. I'm Laura Collins. I was really hoping to get the chance to talk to you about your redevelopment project. Ah, Ms. Collins, I heard about your speech at the zoning meeting. Mm-hmm. I was hoping our paths would cross. And why is that? I feel like our plans for the neighborhood have been misunderstood, and I -- I only have good intentions for Port Charles. So I was hoping I'd have a chance to share my vision with you. Hmm. Oh, thank you. Yeah. Well, if you heard about my speech, then you know that I have a particular interest in that area, especially in the children and the families who live there. Of course. Yeah. So I was just wondering if you could tell me how your vision is going to benefit them. Easy. Easy. You're gonna take the finish off a very expensive bar. Sorry. Don't be sorry. [Sighs] You okay? [Sighs] You know about Nelle and Michael? The baby. That woman has plagued my family from the second she landed here. And now she's gonna be part of the family? No, no, the child will be part of the family, not Nelle. Come on. You know how that works. The mother has all the rights, gets all the say. And normally, I am totally fine with that, but it drives me crazy knowing that Nelle is gonna be calling all the shots after what she did to my family. If there's anything I can do to help you deal with that skeevy skank, you just let me know. It takes guts to admit when you're wrong. I'm impressed. And I'm also very happy to hear that you have come around to my way of thinking. What? In terms of the Charles Street project. [Clears throat] No, Ned. Look, at this point, the Charles Street project is still off the table. Well, why did you invite me back to ELQ, then? Well [Sighs] I wanted you to run the south American division. South America? Yes. Yeah, business in that area is really ramping up, and we would like someone of your caliber to oversee things. Unbelievable. [Chuckles] Ned, what's -- what's wrong? You don't send someone of my caliber and experience off to the boondocks. That's not -- that's not what I'm doing, Ned. Are you intimidated? I mean, is that why you're trying to hustle me out of the country? I'm not hustling you. Or are you afraid that it will be painfully obvious that I'm the one who should be running ELQ and not you? [Laughs] Are you sure? Yes. Yes, I'm sure. I don't want to wait. I'm done being comfortable. You're done being comfortable? It's easy for people like us to just stay safe. Who are people like us? I don't -- well, people like -- you know, we've had a hard time in -- in relationships and we're hesitant to rock the boat, right? So, why wait? I love you, and I want to marry you. Let's rock that boat. Okay. I'll rock whatever you want me to. Oh, even better. [Laughs] Hey. Oh, thank you so much for coming. Yeah. No, you sounded upset. Oh, god, I'm more than upset. I'm so freaked out over this Nelle thing. And Michael, he says he has everything under control, but you know Michael, he doesn't really know what he's doing. And you're the only person he'll listen to. And let's face it, I need you. I do, because I'm so afraid that I'm gonna push Michael and... where were you? What does -- what does that -- when I called you, where were you? What does it -- what does it matter, Carly? Well, you got here so fast. [Gasps] You were with Sam. Carly -- you have to tell me everything. What happened? There's nothing -- there's nothing to tell. What do you mean, there's nothing to tell? What'd, you guys just sit across from each other and not speak when you sat in her office? Sam asked me for a divorce. Okay. I'm here. What's so urgent? Mom. I need your help divorcing Jason. Again? Yeah, our marriage in 2011 is still valid. Mm. Drew believed he was Jason when he signed -- yes. Exactly. So Jason and I are technically still married and -- [Sighs] We kissed the other night. What? Huh? And? And it was like being transported back in time. But I don't want to go back. I can't go back because that person doesn't exist anymore. We both have to let go. Okay. But only if you're letting go for the right reasons.
Look, I know where we stand, but your mother's worried about you. She clearly asked you to keep an eye on me. Would that really be the worst thing? I don't want you anywhere near me, Julian. So if I have a problem, then guess what? I'm gonna call my Uncle Sonny or Jason or Drew or the garbage man or, really, anyone who isn't you. I mean, growth comes at a cost. It doesn't have to. And it shouldn't. Really, it shouldn't. Maybe, maybe if I could just show you around personally. No. No, I'm -- look, I'm sorry, really. And I thank you, but I am committed to this project as writ, and I'm hopeful that someday you'll come around to see it my way, all right, that this is a struggling neighborhood that's finally getting its chance to reach its full potential. Don't hold your breath. [Sighs] Well, it was nice meeting you, Ms. Collins, and have a great evening. Excuse me. Okay, what'd I miss? You think that I would compromise the company just to avoid agreeing with you? It's the only explanation I can see. Hey. Gentlemen, everything okay over here? Michael just reinforced my decision to leave ELQ. That's all. Well, I'm sorry you feel that way. I wish you the best. Same here. Door's always open if you decide to come back. [Sighs] Deep breaths. Deep breaths, okay? Behind the puppy dog eyes, he's an ice-cold shark, I swear. He made a big mistake not listening to you. But honestly, maybe this is for the best. Let you carve out your own path. Right. Straight to the mayor's mansion? Honestly, Ned, can you think of a better place to wind up? I mean, you're smart, you've gotta head for business, you've lived in this town your whole life. My god, your name is Quartermaine. Not always a plus. Listen. 3/4 of getting anything done is who you know, and you know everybody. You know the good, the bad, who to trust, who you can't rely on. You really think I could do it? I know you can. Okay, so a month from now puts us in February. How does that sound? That sounds great. Okay, so February, upstate new York. Obviously, we can't do it outside. We could look into the Metro Court, although I'm sure Carly will have something to say about that. Oh, I know. What about rice manor? [Exhales sharply] What are you doing? Chugging milk. Why? You think, 'cause I'm a grown man, that that's a little weird? Yeah, it's a little weird. Oh. Oh. Oh, no, no, no. Oh, I was supposed to pick up more of this on my way home from work. That's okay. I can get it. No, it's not okay. You don't understand. The boys and I are on this calcium kick. Aiden's got this thing with the cocoa dinosaurs and dousing them and it's all about the ratio and I got to go. You're -- you're leaving right now? Yeah. They're your boys. I'll be back. And then we can do something really fun later -- plan a wedding. Mm. Mm. Or maybe we can just practice for the honeymoon. We should. [Wind whistling] Practice makes perfect. I know what Sam's doing. She's rushing into a marriage with Drew to avoid her feelings for you. No, she's not -- she's not rushing into anything. Okay, whatever. They were married before, but I doesn't matter. You know, everything is different now, Jason. I already told you. I love Sam. I always will. I want her to have a safe and stable life, and she can have that with him, not me. Yeah, you're right, you're right. She will have a safe and stable life if she stays with Drew. The one thing she won't have is you. See, that's the one thing Drew can't offer her. And it's the one thing Sam wants, even if she won't admit it. There's a lot of emotional upheaval right now. Well, that's one way of putting it. Yeah. So, I mean, things are ridiculously confused. Emotions are running high and, you know, if you marry Drew right out of some reaction to Jason, Drew is gonna pick up on that. It's gonna be a big problem for you, possibly. What's that supposed to mean? I'm not sure what anything -- I'm saying that -- I'm not saying that you should go back to Jason, I'm really not, because I don't know that that's a good idea. Okay, what exactly are you saying? Are you saying that I shouldn't be with Drew, either? I'm saying, don't do anything right now. Don't do anything right in this second because Jason is an inescapable part of your life. And you need to make peace with that before you even think about remarrying Drew.[Doorbell rings]
Harvey: Hi. Hi. Hi. My name is Jim Harvey. I'm with a company called Niagara equities. And we do development, and we're just moving to the Port Charles area. Oh, welcome. Thank you. I-I was wondering if I could speak to Franco Baldwin. Is he in? No, he's -- he's not. He's not home right now. I'm sorry. Oh, okay, well, I'll leave my card, if that's okay. Okay. Here you go. Thank you. Thanks. You know, I-I actually, I think I -- I think I knew Mr. Baldwin. He used to go by Bobby Frank. Am I right? Yes. Huh. Okay. I used to know him when he was a kid. Really? Yeah. Yeah. You know, I-I love your home. Thank you. This was -- this was all part of the ELQ waterfront renovation project, wasn't it? We hope to do something similar with Charles Street. Oh. I'm so glad you're home. Franco, this is Jim Harvey. He's in development, but he actually thinks he knew you when you were a kid. Bobby Frank. [Laughs] Man, have you grown. Jim Harvey's entertainment destination is going to be a disaster for the Charles Street area. It's terrible. Oh, it's criminal. And, you know, the worst part of it is our fraudulent and, I'm sorry, spineless local government. I just don't see anybody who's gonna stop him. I do...sitting right across from me. I can't believe I'm even considering this. I can. Ned, you love Port Charles. [Sighs] It's been your home for more years than it hasn't and -- and now you're starting a family here. With the most incredible woman on the planet. Oh, stop it. Let's not get carried away. I'm serious. I mean, really. Forget about me. You would make the perfect politician's wife. [Chuckles] You're beautiful, you're stylish, down to earth, god knows you're a woman who can get things done. [Laughing] Yeah. Before you know it, I'll be feeding the whole town cannoli. That's right. So, what do you say? [Sighs]
Kevin: This is your chance to be a champion for the city you love. You know what? You're right. You're absolutely right. I'm gonna run for mayor. I'm running for mayor. Jason was my first love, and that's never gonna change. I'm always gonna love him. Mom, doesn't matter if I marry Drew now or 10 years from now. That love is always gonna be there. I'm just -- I'm not gonna act on it. Well, it's -- it's not gonna be there right now. But over time, you're gonna wake up in the morning and not think about this. I promise it will get better. Okay, look, I know you think that I want this for you and yes, I do, but I know you're gonna be fine no matter what. I'm worried about Sam. And Drew. Forget it. That guy could never have a wife who's in love with somebody else. You keep saying that, but Sam says she loves Drew. Yeah, she does, the same way I loved Jax. I mean, who was a better guy than Jax? Um... you know what I mean. Objectively. I mean, who could possibly give my children and me a better life? But in the end, he could never be with me because my heart always belonged to Sonny. Our marriage couldn't take it. And, you know, you're not nearly as toxic as you seem to think. Sam was fine with who you were before, you know. Your work, your ties to Sonny, all of it. Well, she didn't have any kids. Um, the night you went away, wasn't Danny with Sam? Yeah. And you guys were happy. Yeah. And you were gonna figure out a future together. You can still have that. Not if Sam doesn't want to. I need to be clear about something. What I said about Jason, it has nothing to do with how I feel about Drew. I mean, I am actively choosing to marry Drew because I-I love him, mom. I love our life together. I love the family that we've created. I love everything about him. I do. I love him, and I want everyone to know it. Okay, then. Let's get you a divorce. Thank you.
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