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Episode #14688 ~ Anna needs Maxie's help. Liz is puzzled by Finn's behavior. Willow hopes for the best. Dante shares his concerns with Sam. Olivia's interest is piqued.
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Jax,id it was important.
[ Monitor beeping ] Well, we -- we can get to that in a bit. But first, I -- I can't seem to shake this image from last night. After I was shot and they had me on the gurney, r-right before they wheeled me away, I opened my eyes for a second... and I saw Sonny. He was standing right there. It was as clear as day.
[ Beeping continues ] But that's not possible, is it? Because Sonny's dead. Something wrong, Mike? I just -- I-I don't feel like dropping in on this jacks guy. I mean, I don't even know him. But nina knows you, and it will mean a lot to her that you're here. I think there's some sort of mistake. I had asked for the only visitor to be diane miller, and I know that she's not Available for me today. Maybe she suddenly became Available.
[ Door closes ]
[ Keys jingling ]
[ Handcuffs unlock ] Hey. Well... I got your message. Is everything okay? I -- I guess it depends on who you ask. Uh. Myme to look after her. I kind of think that's a good idea because peter is following her around all the time. Mm. So, what's the problem? Well, I think the problem is me. What happens if, in trying to help her, I just, uh... you know, make things worse? Peter burst into maxie's lamaze class like he owned the joint -- and her. Britt westbourne had to escort him out. I -- I could see that maxie was really upset, but I didn't realize she was desperate enough to hide the baby from peter. Oh, maxie is beyond desperate. I-I mean, she was talking to that grave like nathan could actually hear her. She swore that she was gonna keep this baby safe from peter, no matter what. She's going to do what I did with leo. She's going to pretend that baby was stillborn. I got you what you wanted. I got you a visit with maxie. Because you know it's what's best for everyone, especially my unborn child. Oh, god, no. I-I did it because a life depends on it. Now give me the antidote while there is still time to save chase. E it, too. What are you not telling him about his condition? I know how the toxin got into chase's system, but I can't identify it, which makes it impossible to formulate an antidote. Right now, the only treatment I can give him is to try to ease his symptoms. But I can't neutralize the toxin. Oh, my god! Chase?!
[ Grunts ] Help! He's seizing! Somebody, help! It's okay. Okay, alright. Got to -- got to keep his airway open! Elizabeth, get me 2 milligrams of lorazepam.
[ Chase grunting ] Why don't you check on nina and her friend? I mean, look, I-I can call nina later. It's fine. Why on earth would I be hallucinating Sonny corinthos? I mean, yes, of course, I -- I sympathize with his whole family, especially carly, and I'm upset that jocelyn is grieving, but Sonny was not my favorite person. Well, I would imagine that carly is still talking to you about Sonny. So, he's on your mind, even if it's just subconsciously.
[ Door opens ] How's the patient? Ah. [ Chuckles ] Well, he's doing better, considering he took a bullet for the team. Mm, all I had to do to get her to like me again is to take a bullet.
[ Chuckles ] Not funny. Aw. I like the attitude. I think you and Mike will get along. Mike? Y-- a local man. Oh, Mike'S... a lot more than that. While you were fighting off one of the gunmen, he took down the other one. Well, good for him.
[ Chuckles ] I-I'd like to meet him. Maybe we can trade war stories. I was hoping you'd say that. Mike's right outside. What are you doing here? I said I didn't want visits from family members. Well, I'm not family, am I? Scale of 1 to 10 -- how bad is it in there? 100. Despite all the preparations? It is so much worse and so much more dangerous than I expected, and I didn't expect it to be a picnic. That prison consultant -- everything she said to me has backfired. If it weren't for nikolas, I'd -- nikolas? What about him? I suspect that he made some sort of deal with cyrus renault in order to keep me safe. So, now you're beholden to your nephew and your nephew is beholden to cyrus renault. How -- how does that make sense? Apparently, it does to him. Something you're not telling me? Any news on chase? Oh, willow's keeping me up to date. But Finn and dr. Robinson, they can only really ease his symptoms, because they haven't made a diagnosis that he's been poisoned yet, and we can't tell them because peter will take off with the antidote. So we stick with the agreement, we back off peter,
to fix this, valentin. Jason's in prison thanks to cyrus, and peter is going to take off. Well, not if I can do anything about it. Yeah, actually. Some congratulations are in order. I'm going to be a father again. Are you sure you heard correctly? I -- I think -- I'm sure it was super emotional to see maxie pouring her heart over nathan's grave. And you did pretend that leo was dead so that julian wouldn't come and stake claim on his son. Maybe you were doing that thing -- what do shrinks call it again? What? Transference? That's it. No, I was not transferring anything. I heard maxie say that she was going to fake her baby's death to keep it safe from peter. Gonna sue her for stealing your idea? Brook lynn, this is not a joke.
[ Chuckles ] I'm not laughing. Sorry. Look, I don't know details, okay? But I do know enough to know that peter is very dangerous. How does maxie plan to fake her baby's death and hide her from peter? I don't know, and I don't care to know. And you need to promise me you are not going to breathe a word of this to anybody. I promise. Man, I never thought I'd hear myself say, "poor maxie."
[ Scoffs ] Yeah, you can thank your lucky stars the worst thing you got to worry about is whether you're gonna get valentin's elq shares before or after the baby is born.
[ Exhales sharply ] Your situation could not be more different than -- than maxie'S. Thank god. So it would seem. How can you think you could make things worse for maxie? You've been like her best friend. You're the perfect person to help her. No, see, I think i used to be. But then I...got diagnosed with this ptsd, and I got my brain rewired. Are you telling me that you don't trust dr. Kevin collins? Because he signed off, and he -- he -- he said that you were in full control of your life. But that's his best guess, right? Psychiatry is not quantifiable, so h-he doesn't really know. I mean, what happens if everything's going great with maxie, and then, when she needs me the most, I blow it big time? You won'T. How do you know? Because I know someone who was lost in that same kind of fog... and who didn't trust who or what they were. Are we talking about you? You claim to want to help chase, yet you can't resist taking these little digs at me. Hell, you won't even acknowledge that perhaps I might have some vested interest in seeing maxie and my child or that my presence might actually benefit them. God, I don't care. You know, I don't have time to stand here and argue with you. You won. Is that what you want to hear? You won. You outmaneuvered me at every turn. My hands are tied. How's that? What about valentin's? Oh, he won't make a move against you. No, because that would jeopardize chase, and he knows I would never forgive him for that. You won, peter. Now give me that damn antidote. You nervous, anna? You hate not having control over this moment? Because that's exactly how I felt the moment I found out you lied to me about being my mother. Maxie: How's everything going out there? I-I'm having trouble finding the stuffed animal you brought for the baby. Fine, maxie. Everything's fine. Take your time.
[ Speaking softly ] You, on the other hand, you better hurry. You might just make it to general hospital -- depending on traffic.
[ Door slams ] Where was anna off to in such a hurry? Oh, she said she had to visit a friend at the hospital. Easy, easy. Shh.
[ Chase grunting ]
[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] The lorazepam should kick in soon.
[ Chase grunting ] Can we clear the room? Willow, you need to leave. Chase: Willow.
[ Groaning ] I'll be right outside, okay? Elizabeth: Bp is 70 over 40 and falling. Give me 12 mcg's of norepinephrine. Listen to me. You're not gonna die on me -- you hear me?! I'm not gonna lose you. I'm not gonna lose you.
Mike is here? At the clinic? Yeah, he's waiting in the corridor. He said he didn't want to intrude. No, he's -- he's not intruding. Tell -- tell him I want to meet him. Well, if Mike [Chuckling] Is feeling shy, why don't I just speak to him? Well, good idea. He'll listen to you. Yeah. Yeah, great.Jax: Just tell him to come in.
[ Sighs ] Nina. Oh. Hi. Hey, Mike. Uh... how's your friend doing? He'll make a complete recovery. Why are you here? I was just -- I was making sure that you're okay. Oh, yeah. That's very sweet. I'm fine. Hey, can we talk later back at the tan-o? If I didn't know any better, I would swear you're -- you're trying to get rid of me. Who's the lucky girl? Brook lynn quartermaine. One night. A lot of fun. And now we're tied together for life. When did you find out? Just before your sentencing. You seemed to have a lot going on, so I spared you my personal drama. It's a little hard to tell through the glass and your sarcasm, but you seem... happy about it. Oh, I'm over the moon. But she is a quartermaine, which means that my parental rights are an ongoing and sustained negotiation. And those rights are tied to elq? Well, you know the quartermaines. You get out of here, get your license back, I'll hire you on the spot. Yeah, you don't need me. You've got martin grey. How's charlotte taking it? Not so great, but she'll come around. Well, you don't seem very convinced. I'm not. So if you have any advice you can give me...
[ Chuckles ] You want advice from me? Okay. Ask yourself whatever alexis davis would do, and then do the opposite. Before I knew that I was suffering from toxoplasmosis, I was having these hallucinations, and I was hallucinating that... Sonny wanted to kill me. So I shot him... and I left the man for dead. And I was still hallucinating after that, and it was still about Sonny, and it was really scary, and it was driving me mad, until griffin and dr. Finn were able to figure out what was wrong with me. Look, I know you're trying to make me feel better, but you -- you had a physical illness. You got cured. T-this is weird psychological stuff. No, what I'm trying to say is the way to recovery is time, treatment, a little bit more time...
[ Chuckles ] ...And a whole lot of love from your family and your friends. You're right. They're the ones that keep you going. Yeah. I had to learn how to believe in myself again and to trust my own judgment -- not to -- to fear what I was going to do next. It was like learning how to walk again. I want to learn how to walk again. The trick is... you just can't do it alone. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you! You're welcome, you're welcome, you're welcome. What did I do? You know, I realized that I was taking my baby for granted. I was putting everything else first -- elq stock and my dad's respect, even my love of sushi. But you made me realize that I got to do right by my baby.
[ Laughs ] Hallelujah! The power of prayer, I guess. Oh, it wasn't the power of prayer, liv. It was you tell me about maxie. When I think about all the ways that she's willing to sacrifice to do right by her baby, I realized I got to do right by mine. Oh, this is so awesome. Well, let's -- let's go -- I don't know -- shop for healthy food or baby clothes or s-- no, later. Later. I actually -- I have to go. I-I need more prenatal vitamins. I have to restock. But what you told me about maxie, I will keep it in the vault. Triple locked. Well, that went well.
[ Door opens, closes ] Maybe a little too well. Oh, you found it. Yeah, yeah. It fell under the crib. I had put it with all the other stuffies we have for the baby. She sure is going to be one spoiled little girl, with me at the head of the line. Yeah, you and me both. Sometimes I wish I could just stay pregnant. Then I could protect her forever. Well, pregnancy obviously agrees with you. You do look wonderful. Let's not just stop at one kid. Let's have a whole house full of kids together. Oh, peter, one baby at a time. I mean, this baby isn't even born yet. Besides, I'm trying to focus on following the doctor's orders -- avoiding stress, staying calm, getting a lot of rest, especially when james isn't around. Which is why I've decided I'd like to hire a full-time nurse to assist you. As in you -- you mean like to live with me? At least until our little girl arrives or a little while after. Until you're back on your feet again. That's very sweet of you, but I -- I like being on my own, and it's not like this is my first baby. But it is mine. And you just said you've got your hands full with james and whenever georgie comes to visit. If you don't want a live-in nurse, perhaps I could move back in and help shoulder the load?
[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] Blood pressure? 50 over 30 and still dropping. So is his heart rate. Okay, let's start him on a norepinephrine drip. Give him 0.5 milligrams of atropine for the bradycardia.
[ Beeping continues ] How's chase? He had a seizure. They're working on him. What? Norepinephrine isn't working. Blood pressure's dropping. His body is shutting down.
[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] Finn.
any idea when the doctorsplan to release me? You had surgery last night, and you've only been awake for a few hours. You don't have to prove to nina that you're a hero by leaving the clinic early. I'm not trying to prove anything to nina. I'm actually worried about her. Why? Well, because she's here, hiding from the world, and partly, it's my fault. I think I have a solution, which is why I came to see her. Nina is happy here, mr. Jacks. Why can't you let her be?
[ Chuckling ] You're right, Mike. I-i am trying to get rid of you. Why? Because I don't want my port charles life to intrude in my life here in nixon falls. I mean, last night could have ended up so much worse. Yeah, but the good news is the gunshot wound isn't serious, and phyllis says that your friend is going to have a full recovery. Mm-hmm. And for that, I am so grateful. But the sooner he goes back to port charles, the better. You know, if I'm going to help maxie and her baby, I, uh... sure could use some help. Well, lucky for you, I'm really good friends with maxie, so I'd be -- I'd be willing to help. And... I would be willing to help you, too. Thank you. You know, it'S... the helping thing, it's a, uh, two-way street. Okay? I got some contacts at pentonville. The next time you see your mom, you ask her if she needs anything. Uh. And let me know if I can see what I can do. Oh, thank you. That's very nice of you, but my mom made it very clear that she doesn't want to see my sisters or me. Well, there's got to be a reason for that. It's probably because she cares about you too much. Valentin: You are far too hard on yourself. Sam, kristina, molly -- these are intelligent, sophisticated, charming young women. They didn't get that way on their own. I know how fabulous they are. Maybe they got that way in spite of me. They love you. That is all that matters. The last few months have tested that love. So that's why you don't want them visiting you here? Because you feel like you failed? I don't want them visiting me here because this is so much worse than I had anticipated. I underestimated it. And I don't want to see them until I can adjust to this. Alexis, don't be ashamed. You are on a road to being a much better version of yourself. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Well, the road to redemption isn't pretty, so at least I can spare them from having to watch. You don't have to protect them from anything. Your job is to love them. And part of the deal is to let them love you back.
[ Monitor beeping rapidly ] Finn: Let's get him started on a dopamine drip and prepare for pacing and possible defibrillation. Is this it?
[ Monitor chimes, beeps ] It'd be just like old times -- you, me, james, georgie coming to visit and the delightful addition of our little lu. And if I say "yes" to the nurse, um, would she be on call 24/7? Of course. And while you're following your doctor's instructions to take it easy, the nurse can monitor your health and the baby's and keep this place organized, make sure you're taking your prenatal vitamins -- just until the baby comes. And after if you need. I just want to make sure someone's here that I trust for louise in case of any... unforeseen circumstances. Such as? You know me -- just being overprotective. So, what do you think?
[ Knock on door ] We need to talk. Oh, please, by all means, don't stop on my account. You were saying?
[ Exhales sharply ] If
when nina arrived at the tan-o, she was carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders, but it didn't take long for her to start letting go of the pain she brought with her. I-I don't deny that you and your husband have been good for her. It wasn't just lenny and me. Nina found another friend -- a good one -- in Mike. I know what I'm saying is irrational, Mike, but I promise you, I will explain everything later. Just right now, I got to convince my ex to leave nixon falls. You don't think he will? Mnh, no. Not until he gets what he wants. Which is? Me. Oh... so you think that you're going to give in and you're going to take him back? Is -- is that right? No, uh, it's more like, uh, I'm afraid that, if he stays here any longer, he's going to find out some things about me that I don't want him to know. Well, you don't seem like you get scared very easily. Well, I guess you don't know me as well as you think you did. I tell you what, I-I'll just go in there and, like, be your bodyguard. Let's go. No! No, no, no! That's exactly what i don't want. I know how much my daughters love me. Believe me, it's what gets me through the day. Well, then will you please let them visit? They can help you get through the day in person. I don't know if I see them, if I can hold it together for them. You don't have to hold it together. They can be strong enough for you. You know, they can handle it.
[ Footsteps ] Okay, I'm being politely told that my time is up, but before I go, what can I do for you to make your life easier? You know, the way I handled my ptsd... uh, scratch that. You know, the way i mishandled my ptsd... was that I shut out my whole family. I told lulu to get a divorce, and it wasn't 'cause I stopped loving her. It was 'cause I was so convinced that everything I was going to do was -- was a threat to her and everyone I loved. And all that meant was I missed out. I missed out on -- on time with my kid and my wife. That's time that I'm never going to get back. So I -- I was thinking I was being selfless, but I was really being selfish. Or maybe you just didn't want them to perceive you as being weak. I was trying to spare them, or maybe I was just sparing myself. I get it. And that's what you think my mother's doing by not letting me or my sisters go see her in prison. Well, I don't know -- I don't know what your mother's doing, but whatever she's doing, don't let it stop you from reaching out to her.
[ Cellphone chimes ]
[ Elevator doors open ] Hey, you look so serious. Everything okay? It's valentin. He says that my mom wants to see me now. Go. Go. What are you waiting for? Okay. Hey. Wish me luck. Good luck. You want to tell me what's going on between you and sam? Am I interrupting? You are. Ever think of calling first? Gee, peter, I don't know. Ever think of asking maxie whether or not she wanted you at that lamaze class? Actually, I'm really happy that you're here.
[ Chuckles ] Uh, we could talk later. The live-in nurse, I-I'd like to set that in motion. Okay. Why don't you line up some candidates? I would like to interview them before I decide anything. Of course. I'll contact the hospital, ask them for some recommendations.
[ Sighs ] I'll call you. Did aliens take over your body when no one was looking? Why are you being so nice to that creep? I wouldn't trust him any farther than I can throw him. What makes you think that I do?
[ Exhales sharply ]
[ Monitor beeping ] If anyone can save chase, it's Finn. I know. But even the best doctors can't win against... can't win against what? Oh, I don't know. Sometimes, um... ...circumstances are too great. How long have you been here? Today? Um, only a few hours. No, I mean -- I mean since chase was brought in. I'm lucky. Michael and the quartermaines are taking care of wiley, so I've been able to spend a lot of time with chase. He says it helps to have me close. You must really love him.
[ Sniffles ] Chase and I have been through a lot together. Yeah. I just... hope and pray he comes through this. Yeah. So we can both find happiness. That seems like a very good thing to wish for. Don't you feel the same way about Finn?
[ Monitor beeping, chiming ] His blood pressure is rising. He's no longer bradycardic. Cancel the code.
[ Whispering ] Keep fighting, son. Keep fighting.
Why are you acting like this? I thought we were -- we were friends. Oh, Mike, we are friends. We're friends. Really? Um, and as my friend, I'm asking you to trust me on this. On what? Just on... that I can handle my ex without your help. Okay? Nina. Hmm? Mr. Jacks is asking for you. Great. Mike, can you just -- can you bring phyllis back to the tan-O... yeah, yeah. ...And I'll, um, I'll drop by later, okay? Yeah. Alright. Drive safe. Mike, are you alright?
I'm doing good, but I hope, you know, I could say the same for nina.
[ Scoffs ] Hey. Hey. You need to get some sleep. No, no, no. No. Not until I tell you why I came, 'cause it changes everything. Brook lynn: I don't get it. If you don't trust peter, why let him anywhere near you and the baby? And now he wants to get a live-in nurse? I mean, isn't that just going to bring peter closer to you, more into your life? I mean, he's going to keep tabs on "nursey," make sure she's up to his standards. Okay, brook lynn, just because we shared one lamaze class does not mean that we have bonded. We shared a moment in the er the other night. When you barged into my cubicle, rambling on about basically nothing, and worked overtime to avoid britt? Good memory. You know what else I have, aside from a good memory? A crap detector. Why are you really here? Funny, I was just thinking about you. Me? Not anna and how much you're enjoying holding chase's life over her head? Knowing you can't play hero for anna will always put a smile on my face. Mm. But, no, I was referring to brook lynn. I just ran into your baby mama, and she was her usual pleasant self. Okay, peter, you be careful, because if I'm forced to choose between standing back to save chase and eliminating you entirely to protect brook lynn and my child, you want to know how quickly I'll make that decision? Oh, relax. I was at maxie's discussing details about our little one when brook lynn decided to stop by. Or rather, she barged in. Maxie let you in willingly, did she? Well, it's not like we have a monopoly on fatherhood. I mean, Finn, he would probably do anything for his son the way you and I would do whatever we could for our babies-to-be, right? I mean, after all, Finn would do anything for chase, right? I mean, and anna would do anything for Finn. Right? Like asking maxie to see me. Forget I said anything. Your relationship with Finn isn't any of my business. It's okay. It's okay. Finn and I, we -- we loved each other very much, you know... but, um... we're just both involved in two very different ways of living o-our lives, and we had to admit that... be honest... ...and walk away... before we hurt each other anymore.
[ Footsteps ] How is he? It looks like the crisis has passed. Chase is okay? He has a long way to go, but he is improving. Can I see him? Yeah, of course. Go. We almost lost him.
[ Sniffles ] I know.
[ Monitor beeping ]
[ Sighs ] Chase's vitals are normalizing.
[ Exhales sharply ] Good. Good. "Thank you" hardly seems appropriate -- don'T. Don'T. We both know this was my fault. For decades, most bladder leak pads were similar. Until always discreet changed that. By inventing a revolutionary pad, that's incredibly thin. Because it protects differently. With two rapiddry layers that overlap, where you need it most. For strong protection, that's always discreet. It's time to question your protection. It's time for always discreet. In your cart, spraying flonasemoney with progressive. U think she still needs us it's a kind impulse, I know. I know. I should trust nina, that she's a big girl, she can take care of herself... but you want to stay here all day and make sure she's alright. It's a kind impulse, but it could feel to nina like you're hovering. She knows where to look when she needs us. You think she still needs us after her ex saved her from a gunman? I have a feeling mr. Jacks is in nina's past. Who knows what... or who is in her future?
[ Chuckles ] Alright, come on.
[ Chuckles ] I am so sorry, jax, but nothing can change the past. That's why I'm going to stay here and you're going back to port charles. Nina, I'm trying to tell you I spoke with michael. If you come back to port charles, there may be a chance that you can be a part of wiley's life, after all. Okay. Whoa, ma. What do you think you're gonna do? Loosen me up with alcohol?
[ Laughs ] Forget you. I need this after the conversation I just had with brook lynn. Oh, no. What happened now? You know what? I don't know if she's actually had some massive breakthrough about responsible motherhood or she's just playing me like a grand piano. Either way, I need a distraction. So... what's going on with you and sam? You wanted me to look after maxie. Sam volunteered to help. You know, she's in a tough spot with peter august, and he's bad news. And it's minute-to-minute whether or not she's going to kick him to the curb or bring him back into her life. You know, uh... maxie's not the only one that's got a confusing life right now. You could use a friend, too.
[ Footsteps ]
[ Door opens ]
[ Indistinct conversations in distance ] Hi, mom. Hi, sam.
[ Monitor beeping ] Willow? You still here? I told you. I'm not going anywhere.
[ Beeping continues ] Mm. Okay. What did it cost you to get the antidote from peter? Don't you worry about that. You just take care of your son. I will. I had to use the whole vial to save him. What if I need another dose? Well, you're -- you're going to isolate the toxin, aren't you, and -- and find a cure? If not, I will... I'll make sure that chase gets what he needs, whatever it takes.
[ Elevator bell dings ] Anna and I have kept up our end of the bargain. We have not disparaged your good name it public. Well, certainly not as much as you'd like to. You know, think of me what you will -- I am an honorable man. Right. You just stay away from brook lynn and my baby.
[ Cellphone chimes ] Oh. Oh, hold that thought. Oh, what do you know? Seems things are looking up for detective chase after all. Well, I guess my antidote worked. Your concern is touching. What can I say? Fatherhood has changed me. Here's to hoping it does the same for you. Look, I grate on you. You grate on me, too. Let's chalk it up to high-school history. Okay, we don't need to rehash it. We've both matured. Why are you here, brook lynn? I was thinking we could start over, okay? Your best friend is in a coma, a-and you've got a -- a murdering bastard as a baby daddy -- okay, this is not starting over. Okay, okay, look. When I was spending time in bensonhurst, I had a lot of time to think, and -- and now here we are. We're both going to be mothers. I think for once we should be on the same side. Okay. You clearly want something, so spill. What is it I can do for you? Got it all wrong, maxie. It's not about what you can do for me. It's about what we can do for each other.
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