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Episode #14664 ~ Nina hopes to speak with Phyllis. Carly defends her actions. Valentin blames Jax. Olivia rushes to the hospital. Ned is skeptical.
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I tried to remember. Except for that dream I had with that blond woman, I don't know what my life was like before. I just hope there's nobody out there who thinks I took off on them. I-I don't even want to go there because why -- why -- why worry when you don't have the answers? You were out all night. Yeah. Why don't you grab a nap before we open?
[ Sighs ] You know what? I think I'll take you up on that. Mm. Sweet dreams.
[ Both chuckling ]
[ Door opens ] I'm sorry. We're not open yet.
[ Gasps ] Nina. Surprise. Oh!
[ Cellphone ringing ] Scotch, neat. Two fingers, please. Martin. Thanks for calling back. Listen, I'm at the metro court. How soon can you get down here? Well, I don't care. I'll wait. Yeah, it is kind of important. Valentin: Uh, you're pregnant. Brook lynn: Very observant. Am I the father? It seems like our one night stand was a bit more memorable than either of us had expected. Hey. Hey. Why didn't you tell me this before? I-I-I could have helped. I can offer support. Okay, just slow your roll. Okay, we had one night together, and it was just for fun. I don't want you bound to me or this baby. Well, it's a little late for that. Assuming I am the father, then this baby is every bit my responsibility as yours. I'm not gonna let you go through this by yourself. A baby. I don't mean to sound condescending, but you cannot handle valentin! Sounds pretty condescending to me. You saw how he came after elq. He will not hesitate to come after your baby when he finds out you're pregnant. He already knows. Oh, god help us. Oh. Hey. Chase. Hey, I, uh, I tried the gatehouse, but nobody answered. I thought willow might be here. Uh, no, no, she's not. She, uh, mentioned an exam prep class. I'm not sure when she's getting back. Oh. Right. Sorry for bothering you. Hey, wait, chase, um... look, I know what's going on. -Hi. -Hi.
[ Both laughing ] Where's my nephew? Oh, mac has him. Aw. Some serious spoiling in progress. Yeah.
[ Chuckles ] Come sit so I can take your bp. Okay. How are you and the baby doing? Oh, the baby is kicking up a storm. Me, not so good. I lost my phone, and I have no idea where it is. Well, did you try a locator? Nothing's working. Do you know how many photos I have on that phone? Well, I'm sure it will turn up. Don't worry. You're avoiding stress, remember? Yeah. Have you... heard from peter? Actually, um, he came by yesterday... when I was getting rid of his things. He's still insisting we're gonna be together. Well, he has a point. I mean, he is the father of your baby. -Hey. -Hey. Can we talk? Yeah, what's going on? Nina insists that you are trying to keep her away from wiley. Michael and willow are in charge of those decisions for wiley. Mm-hmm. So you and I, we don't need to be talking about this. Yeah, well, nina doesn't see it that way. So you and nina are finally talking? What on earth are you doing here? Why didn't you call me? Well, I didn't know that I was coming. I'm on a road trip, and I saw the exit for nixon falls. And I felt like it was a sign. I mean, it was literally a sign.
[ Laughs ] But anyway, I put your address in my gps, and here I am. Well, I'm delighted to see you. Where you headed? Honestly, I don't know. But I knew that I wanted to see you. You've always been so kind and accepting, and I could really use someone to talk to right now.
You saw valentin? And he saw you? Yeah. And yet here I stand, not locked up in some dark tower until I birth his heir.
[ Laughs ] No. No. Most people run from trouble. Not you. You just head right toward it, don't you? I didn't plan on seeing valentin, okay? I bumped into him, literally, at kelly's and in the moment, I decided..."why wait?" Well, I could think of plenty of reasons, but it's too late now. I wasn't gonna turn tail and sneak away. You know, if you're so embarrassed by my condition, then I will spare you and leave.
[ Stammers ] Brook lynn.
[ Sighs ] I'm -- I'm gonna say this right now. And I'll make myself really clear. I'm not embarrassed. But you can't deny that this is a challenging situation. So... how did valentin take the news? He was surprised, but I made it absolutely clear that I have no expectations of him being a part of this baby's life. And that went over how? I got the distinct impression he wants to be a part of the baby's life. Okay, so we'll get the lawyers involved and, uh, come up with a strategy. Dad, I've got this covered. I have a plan already. Yeah, I, um [Sighs] Saw the invader article about you and your family.
[ Sighs ] Yeah, it's everywhere. It's bad enough having my family implode and now I've got the whole damn town watching me. Yeah, trust me, I know how it feels to have your personal life spread all over the headlines. First time for me.
[ Sighs ] You want to talk about it? I don't even know where to start. I don't know how to think half the time. I don't recognize my family. I hardly even recognize myself. That's why -- that's why I was looking for willow. Yeah. Willow, she's, uh, she's a great listener. Willow's great all around. But you know that. Look, I'm not a big fan of your husband'S.
[ Exhales sharply ] Well, believe it or not, he ain't actually singing your praises either. He's, um... he's threatened by our friendship. Oh, imagine that. Hmm. Well, I tell you what. Hmm? How about if I'm, um, less charming, hmm?
[ Laughing ] Wait -- impossible. We're only talking 10%. Come on. I would really love to see you try it. Uh...uh...
[ Chuckles ] Maybe 9 1/2.
[ Laughing ] Jax: Well, as you know, nina hasn't been returning my phone calls. So I, um... I took a chance and I showed up at franco's memorial. Oh. You went to franco's memorial? Yes, but it was over by the time I got there. So nina and i were able to talk. Oh. Valentin: Well done, jax. Ah, your little talk chased nina right out of port charles. Tell me what's going on. Well, I-I told you already about how jax knew about my daughter and didn't say anything. I recall thinking it might have been his misguided attempt to protect you. Were you able to talk to him? Well, I tried, but it's more complicated than I realized. Jax didn't lie about my daughter to protect me. He lied to protect his ex-wife. Are you advocating that I get back together with peter? Absolutely not. No. But I know peter, and it's unrealistic to believe he's just gonna give up and let you or the baby go. I'm guessing you asked for some space, right? Yeah. Yeah. I told him that I needed time to heal. And how did he take that? He told me to take all the time I need. But...? But that he still believes in us. That's what I'm talking about, maxie. Peter's never had anyone like you in his life, and he doesn't want to give you up. And like it or not, you'll always be tied to him because of your child. So...how are you gonna handle that?
[ Knock on door ] Peter: Maxie? Well, he must think you're a fast healer. Maxie, it's me. I need to see you. It's important.
I already told willow about the possibility that Finn might actually be my father. And when the dna test confirmed it, willow was there for me. Willow convinced me to go talk to Finn. Is that why you're here? Tell her how it went? Yes and no. It was incredibly awkward when I did see Finn. And then to top it all off, the invader article broke. Forgive me, but your last plan involving valentin resulted in this family losing control of elq. Why do you have to throw that in my face? Okay, let's -- let's just go back to our corners and start again.
[ Both sigh ] I swear, I am only trying to offer you a helping hand. I appreciate it. But what I'd appreciate more is if you would just trust me... for once. I've got this. Well, maxie seemed pretty clear about things being over with peter. Dante and i were over at her place, helping her move boxes yesterday. That is music to my ears. Mm-hmm. However, why the hell couldn't she have done this sooner? At least the truth came out before she got married. Thank god for that. But there's still the issue of the baby. That's peter's leverage. And don't think for one second that he ain't gonna use it. Well, maybe I can convince him otherwise.
[ Sighs ] Jax was there when your daughter fell? No, but soon after she fell. Carly said that, um, she and nelle, they struggled, and nelle ran off and it was dark. And nelle didn't see the edge of the cliff, and she fell off, and she was hanging on for dear life, phyllis. And carly admits that she hesitated before she tried to help my daughter. Now, who does that when every second counts? She could have saved my daughter. You think carly hesitated on purpose? You know, she says after that moment of hesitation, she did her best to try to save nelle, but whether she did or didn't, I don't know, because she keeps lying. It wasn't enough. And -- and if jax and carly would have alerted the authorities and told them the truth, the truth about how nelle fell, she could have been buried with dignity instead of her body
[Voice breaking] Being exposed to the elements. Don't you see? Jax -- he was more concerned about carly and any sort of legal complications. That's the thing. Carly will always come first with jax. Nina left town? You just couldn't leave her alone, so she left port charles and didn't say when she'd be back. Alright, where'd she go? You know, I don't have to tell you that. If she wanted you to know, she'd have told you herself. You don't know either. And the only reason nina told valentin she was leaving town was because of charlotte. Am I right? Oh. I'm a little surprised that you're here with jax and not camped out at the port charles police department. What's that supposed to mean? Well, jason was arrested last night. I'm sure you're concerned. Excuse me. I'll keep an eye on maxie. I'm sure my brother will, too. Good evening. I'm sorry to interrupt. Olivia, can I have a word with you privately? Jason was arrested? Why didn't you tell me? Because there was nothing you or anyone else could do about it. It's now up to diane to either get him out on bail or, even better, get the charges dropped. What happened? He was accused of killing franco. Did he? Maxie, please, please open up the door. I really need to see you. Peter, I told you I needed some time. I-I know, I know, and -- and you're right, and I want to give you that time. But some things have come up, and I really -- we need to talk. I'm not ready yet. Maxie, please, we have to try. I know we can do this. We can make it through this, you and I, together, because we still love each other, maxie. I know you know that. And it's like you always said, with our love, anything's possible. Peter, you heard her! Stop harassing maxie! Britt? Yeah.
[ Doorknob rattling ] Maxie? Did you change the locks? Why would you do that? Uh, you just tried to come in after she told you to go. Clearly it was necessary. Stay out of it, britt! Maxie, I really need to see you. I need to make sure you're okay. Have you seen dante? Has he threatened you? Wait, why are you asking about dante? Did something happen? Open the door and let me in and I'll tell you.
[ Whispering ] Maxie, I will call the cops if you want me to. No. Do not call the cops. I will handle this. You're not falling for this, are you? Maxie, please.
[ Door opening ]
[ Sighs ] Maxie, thank god.
Ah, it must have beenpretty awkward seeing that article with Finn right there. Oh, and it gets better. My mom showed up. And I know. I know I should have some compassion. They did what they did and it was wrong, but they didn't ask to have their mistakes turned into a headline. But in that moment, all I knew is I-I had to get out of there. Brook lynn, when you're ready to talk, I'm ready to listen. -Brook lynn's back? -I'm here for you. Yeah. Why don't you go in and say hello? Yeah, it'd be good to see her. Hey. Hope you were planning on calling me to tell me you were back. You saved me the trouble. I'm hearing everything you're saying about jax and his ex-wife. Carly. Right. But I can't help but notice how much anger you're throwing her way when it was jax who insisted on the cover-up in the first place. Could you be jealous of their relationship? I ask myself that question all the time, phyllis. And yes, I feel betrayed by jax, but I can understand his instinct to want to protect the mother of his only child. But what really gets me is carly, once again, gets what she wants because she's relentless, phyllis. She is uncompromising. And if she feels like someone is a threat to her family, she feels perfectly justified to go after that person. Goodness. No, no kidding. And my daughter, she did a lot of damage to carly and her family. But now carly is treating me like a threat and insists that I should stay away from wiley. Well, what about the child's parents? Well, they're well intentioned. They're really great people. And left to their own devices, I don't think we'd have a problem. But carly is a different story. Thanks to her, I might not ever have a relationship with my grandson. Jason did not kill franco. I'm sure he denies it,but how can you be certain? Because the way it went down was way too messy. I mean, jason would never dispose of a gun at the scene or risk being seen by a witness. There's a witness? Yeah, someone's claiming they saw jason dump the gun that was used to kill franco. It's just absurd. Carly, if jason was arrested, there's a murder weapon, and a witness, it's actually quite serious. Hey. The witness is either mistaken or lying. And what makes it worse is elizabeth, she is just funneling all of her grief and her loss into blaming jason. I mean, she has convinced herself that jason is guilty, which is crazy because of all people, elizabeth should know that if jason were gonna kill franco, he would have killed him a long time ago. Shooting franco in his studio is just obvious and stupid, and jason is neither. Yeah, I just -- I don't think that that argument is gonna sit too well with law enforcement. Well, it has to because jason cannot go to jail for this because I can't lose him, too. Thank you for sending robert on his way. Just tell me why you want to talk. I saw brook lynn. She's pregnant with my child. Is that so? What do you want from me, a cigar?
[ Chuckles ] No, no, no. I want brook lynn to be reasonable because, uh, well, I'm the baby's father. I want to be in the child's life. And how does brook lynn feel about that? She doesn't want me involved. She's made it very clear that she doesn't want anything from me. Nevertheless, I'm offering. Offering? Or demanding? Well, that depends on you. Wait, ned. [ Sighs ] I thought you'd like to know that valentin cassadine stopped by. To see brook lynn? To see me. What did he want? He offered to give me control of danny and scout's elq stock. So you're -- you're pregnant. Yes. And my baby needs a father. So what happened with dante? He just held me at gunpoint. What? No. Why would he do that? Dante lured me to nathan's grave. I received a text message asking me to meet you there. He must have stolen your phone.
[ Gasps ] My phone is missing. I have looked everywhere for it. And how did you get away? It's obvious you weren't shot. Well, sam happened to be with me when I received the text message. She showed up at the cemetery when dante had a gun on me, and she was able to talk him down.
[ Laughing ] Sam stopped dante from shooting you? Yes! And thank god she showed up when she did. I could have been killed today. Okay, I am not understanding any of this. Why would dante do that? Dante snapped, maxie. He kept talking about some kind of mission. That's why I was so determined to come here and see you. I was afraid maybe he'd shown up here first and, god forbid, hurt you or the baby. He had your phone! Did you call the police? What? No, I couldn't, for maxie's sake. But you were terrified for maxie. I mean, that's why you're here, right? You thought that dante might have harmed maxie while he was stealing her phone. But in all that worry and concern, you didn't call the police? It was clear to me that dante wasn't well. And I know how much he means to maxie and how devastated she would be if he were arrested. Maxie, I know dante wouldn't hurt you. I wanted to believe that, but he had your phone. I had to be sure. I didn't know what to think. I love you and our baby, and i just want to keep you safe. Well, now that you can see she is, you can go. Britt, for the last time, stay out of this. I'm not going anywhere. Oh, yes, you are. Time to pack it in, henrik. And if I don't? Well, then, guess I'm gonna have to convince you.
Well, maybe you can explain to brook lynn that my involvement's in her best interests. Is it? Let's consider your own personal experience. Sonny and dante, julian and leo. Do not -- do not presume to judge me when you have no idea why I made the choices that I did. I'm not judging you. I'm just pointing out that despite your best efforts to keep them apart, to exclude your sons' fathers, they had very, very strong relationships with their sons. And now that Sonny and julian are gone, I'm sure that you wish that dante and leo could have more time with their fathers. Leo would have been better off if he'd never known who julian jerome was. I'm a better man than julian jerome. Really?
[ Chuckles ] How so? Your baby, uh, you know, it already... baby already has a father. Chase, you stepped up before when a child's welfare was at stake. This time, I need your help.
[ Laughing ] Oh, my god. I wish I had been recording that. You should have seen your face. You almost gave me a heart attack. Oh, my gosh. You were actually considering it for a second. That's why you broke out to a cold sweat. Oh, man.
[ Grunts ] We both know how far you'd go for a baby. Oh, ha ha ha, very funny, brook lynn. Oh, come on. Everything worked out. You took my advice. You told willow that you love her, and you guys are back together. I'm amazing. Things aren't exactly resolved between me and willow. Okay, enlighten me then. When I came here to tell her how I still feel about her, I didn't realize how close she and michael had gotten. Valentin offered to give you control of danny and scout's stock. In exchange for what? My promise that nina can be part of wiley's life. Right. Nina is wiley's grandmother. And once we get control of those shares, we'll be in the majority position at elq. Okay, don't -- don't -- stop with the scheming, okay, 'cause I already said no. Give me one good reason not to throw you out on your ear. Don't press your luck, old man. Luck has nothing to do with it. Okay, that's enough from both of you. Look, peter knows that stressful situations are not good for me and the baby, so he will leave on his own. Or robert and britt could leave, and I'll stay. Hey, there's the door. Don't let it smack you in the ass. I'll go... for your sake, max. We'll talk soon, okay? Okay. Okay, come on. Sit down and relax.
[ Clears throat ] Now, I want you to understand something. I'm always gonna be here for you because we're family. I know that. But you got to answer me this one question. How did this bastard get through the door in the first place? I didn't mean any harm by telling wiley about nelle. I was just being honest. You know, all the books say to be truthful with children. Hmm. Sounds like a miscommunication on your part. I understand the parents' concern about the child's confusion. You said michael's wife has been "mommy" to wiley for as long as he can remember. I'm sure you wouldn't want to disrupt that bond, right? No, of course not. That was never my intention. I just -- I felt like they were trying to write nelle out of wiley's life. And in the end, that wouldn't be healthy for that little boy. But then it snowballed, and they've written me out of his life. Do you think michael would want that? No, I don't -- I don't -- I suppose not. It's just what really bothers me is carly uses one error in judgment to her advantage. If I hurt anyone, phyllis, I hurt willow, and I deeply regret that. But then it instantly became about carly. And she used this as an excuse to distance me from wiley. And I'm just tired of it. I'm tired of carly always winning. What? Winning implies some kind of competition. Are you both keeping score, or is it only you? Careful not to compare your insides to carly's outsides. What do you mean? Do you think carly is really as strong and invulnerable as she seems? No. She lost a lot, too, this year. Her husband died around christmas, and it was sudden and tragic. And he vanished without a trace. If jason goes to trial for this and he ends up going to prison, it won't just be wrong -- it'll kill me. I lost Sonny. I can't lose jason, too. He -- he's my best friend, jax. You know that.And you have to know that diane is doing everything she can to help jason. And whatever comes next, you still have me, okay...
[ Laughs ] ...And your entire family. So you don't have to pretend to be made of steel. Okay? I promise you, hey, whatever comes next, I will help you rebuild your life.
[ Sighs ] Who are you? Are you looking for me? Wait.
[ Grunts softly ] Who are you?
What I'm hearing is michaeland willow's marriage wasn't so platonic after all? They actually got together? But michael told me that he and sasha are back and that you and willow are together, too. We're finding our way. Well, that's great. It was great until the invader article broke. Nice deflection. I can see there's something else going on. I can see you're practicing your intuition. That's gonna come in handy when your kid becomes a teenager. Can't honestly say that I've thought that far in advance. I just... I really don't know if I'm mom material. It's really complicated. Brook lynn... are you -- are you thinking about giving your kid up for adoption? Thank you for your support. And thank you for not mentioning that Sonny and jason chose this business and that those are the consequences. Well, my feelings for Sonny and jason have nothing to do with this. You're hurting, and I just want to be here for you. Thank you. Absolutely. Okay, I'm done wallowing. Let's talk about something else. Let's talk about what happened with you and nina at franco's memorial.
[ Laughs ] Nice try, but you don't care about nina. No, I don't care about nina, but I care about you. And I know you care about nina, right? I do. Yes, and I told her as much. What did she say? Very little. And as we both know now from valentin, she left town after talking to me. So... but, jax, that's a good thing. Carly loved Sonny a great deal. And I know losing him has completely upended her life. Hmm. So maybe you both just need a little cool-off time. Yeah, well, I think I would cool off better far away from carly's sphere of influence. Sometimes distance gives you a different perspective and helps you see things a little clearer. Mm-hmm. And sometimes you need a whole new pair of glasses.
[ Both laugh ] You know what? I think you're right. I think the idea that carly gets exactly what she wants and she wins all the time might just be in my mind. But when I think about her shutting me out of wiley's life... nina, when you first reached out to me, you were looking for a miracle. You didn't get what you expected, your daughter's gone, hmm, but a miracle is still there for you -- your precious grandson. You know he's safe and in a good home and you know exactly where he is. That's a blessing. Mm-hmm. Give it some time, and I believe you'll still be a part of his life. This is precisely why I took that exit.
[ Both chuckle ] And you still have no idea where you're going next? No, I don'T. Well, I booked a weekend at serenity springs. Oh, and look what I got. So who knows? I could go to cabo. I could go to lake como. Maybe you need to be with people who care about you instead of being alone. I know it's not glamorous or luxurious, but you're welcome to stay here for a while. I wanted to let peter say his piece and leave on his own. I love you, robert, but you're the D.A. And you cannot be threatening peter like you just did. Don't worry about me. I do worry about you. Just like you worry about me. And with good reason. This guy -- he's dangerous. Look, you've got to tell me you won't let him in again. Okay, even if I do, it's not gonna do him any good. Peter and I are not getting back together, especially now that I know who he really is. Well, it's great that you've gained all that wisdom, maxie, but I still think you should have called the cops. Hey, I second that. No, no. No cops. Olivia: Prove it. Prove you're a better man than julian. Not that it's a real high bar. I'm a better father. I'm a more consistent and committed parent. My daughter's welfare comes first. Charlotte knows that I love her, and she's always my priority. Okay. I'll give you that. Despite your other obvious shortcomings, charlotte is a bright and lovely girl. You've obviously been a good father to her. Well, maybe you will consider helping me keep things friendly with brook lynn for the sake of the child. Peter: You! You did this. You tried to turn maxie against me. Now she's so confused, she doesn't even know which way to turn. As long as maxie keeps turning away from you, she's gonna be ahead of the game. Focus on your own family and stay the hell away from mine! Don't you threaten olivia. I'm not threatening her. I'm referring to her son. What about my son? I had a little run-in with him earlier. He's in pretty bad shape. What the hell did you do to my son? Ha! I wasn't the one with the gun. Gun?! Okay. Dante, you call me back the minute that you get this message.
[ Sighs ] Where is he? Well, if sam mccall has any sense, she already took him to the hospital. Terrorizing olivia? Faison couldn't have done it better himself.
In's offer would havegiven this family control of elq again, and you sent him packing without even consulting us. I didn't need to consult the family. My son is not for sale. What kind of person would use their child for leverage? I can think of someone. Look, you know you can talk to me about -- about anything, right? We're still friends. Adoption is a -- it's a big decision, and I respect it, especially if you don't think you're ready to be a mom just yet. But I really want you to --
[ Door opens ] Ned: Brook lynn. We need to talk. Sorry to interrupt, but this can't wait. Uh, sure. Yeah. I'll see you soon? Yeah, I'll see you. Does anybody want anything? I know what you're doing. Getting a seltzer? You're going to use your child to get valentin to give back elq. Look, the cops aren't needed because... peter and i are finished. Nothing he could say would change my mind, but we all know that he lashes out when he feels threatened. So I need to give him just enough hope to keep thinking he can win me back. Look, you be real careful giving false hope to this guy, creating expectations that can never be met. This is dangerous stuff. I know. It's why I got to come up with a move of my own. I'm so tired of people throwing my father in my face! Then stop acting like him! Says the man who delivered me to him! I'm tired of you throwing that in my face! You take responsibility for what you've become! You don't deserve that baby in your life! We'll see about that.
[ Sighs ] I don't see how nina leaving town is a good thing, especially for me. Nina left town to get away from you. Yeah, I'm still lost here. Okay. She took off because she had to escape her feelings for you. She ran away, jax. Oh. So any emotion, negative or positive, means that you still affect her. It also means that you still have a chance. Well, that's just wonderful, but I have no idea where she is. So you find her... and you go after her. Lenny and I have a nice guest room at our house. It's got a lovely view of the woods, and you'd have your own bathroom. Oh, and I hope you don't mind the sound of birds. They send up quite a chorus in the morning. That sounds really wonderful, but I wouldn't dream of putting you guys out. If it were an inconvenience, I wouldn't have offered. I really appreciate you, but I have asked way too much of you in these past few months. But... but...
[ Chuckling ] ...I should get going. Thank you for listening to me. Thank you for talking to me. You were exactly what I needed. That goes both ways. Don't be a stranger. Okay. I won'T. I promise. Oh, and phyllis. Thank you.
[ Door closes ] Who was that? An old patient of mine. She stopped by to say hello. She forgot something. Oh, shoot. She'll need that. She's planning to travel. Oh, I'll catch her. Thanks, Mike.
[ Door opens ]
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