John McBain answers a call from Natalie while sitting on an airplane. She wants him with them, but he has to see this through to the end. He hangs up and Sam calls him. She needs a friend and he tells her she has it. She is hurting. He thinks about it every day too. The plane is about to leave. He is glad she called and when he hangs up, Jason is standing there. He tries to switch seats, but they are stuck together. John tells him she just needed to talk. Jason does not need him to tell him about his wife. McBain thinks Sonny sent him to go get Joe Jr. Jason tells him his sister was not the only one Joe Jr. hurt. No matter what Jason has planned, John tells him to shut it down. Joe Jr. is his. Jason asks about Sam. John tells him she is hurting. Agents come on the plane looking for Jason.
At The Floating Rib, Sam asks for a beer and goes over her conversation with Todd in her head, about how her baby was taken from her. Liz shows up. Sam knows she overheard the call to John and thinks she is going to run and tell Jason. Liz informs Sam Jason is not in town. She doesn’t care and Liz knows that is not true. Lashing out at Jason will not help. He came over to talk about it and Sam is surprised she made her move so fast. They start to fight about Jason, and Sam tells Liz she has been patient. Now is her chance. Jason is only going to give Sam what he wants. If she keeps pushing Jason away, one day he will be gone and the only one she will have to blame is herself.
In his office, Todd is thinking about Sam. Carly shows up to go over his lease. He has hired Sam as his assistant and she is shocked. She thinks the paper is Todd’s fresh start, and the fresh start he is giving Sam is like the fresh start Johnny is giving Starr. He does not want to be compared to Johnny – he would never cheat on her. Why does Johnny need to help Starr? She could ask the same about Sam. Todd does not like Johnny. She defends him and Todd goes off. People don’t change like that. He will always make the wrong choice, even if he wants to change. She knows they are not talking about Johnny anymore. He denies it is about him. She asks why he is in town. He is protecting Starr from Johnny. Carly trust Johnny. Todd knows she is too smart to say something like that. Johnny has secrets. Everyone does.
At the club, Michael tells Starr she looks beautiful when she is happy. Trey and Kristina bust in with the cameras and tell them about Kate’s confession. Kristina pulls Johnny to the side and wonders why he looks like he just dodged a bullet. He feels bad for Kate. She needs help, not punishment. He wants to know what is up with the cameras. He bets if she looks at all the other kids at Yale, they got in on connections too. Meanwhile Trey thinks Kate is heading right to jail. Starr and Michael leave and the cameras turn their focus to Johnny and Kristina. He wants to talk. He was raised in this life but it is a bad business. He is managing a singer now and has a special lady. Trey cuts and wants to keep it real. Starr returns and tells Johnny the charges were dropped. Johnny admires Starr and wishes Michael luck getting Kristina away from Trey. Michael is impressed with what Starr did for Kate. She was incredible. They share an intense look and he offers to drive her home. Kristina is excited to finally be alone with Trey.
Kate remembers something in the courtroom about Johnny, but it is just out of reach. Alexis spars with the opposing attorney until the judge comes in. Ewen testifies about her DID. Alexis moves to have the charges dropped because of Kate’s illness, but the motion is denied. Starr and Michael walk in, and she wants to speak on behalf of the victims. She knows Kate is not responsible. She has seen DID first hand. Let the pain stop and let Kate get the help that she needs. The judge recesses and Kate thanks Starr. The judge returns and, provided Kate agrees to therapy, he will dismiss all charges. They are all ecstatic. Alexis owes all their thanks to Starr. Sonny wants to celebrate with Kate. She is so grateful for him being with her. He loves her. He chokes up and won’t let anyone hurt her again.
Monday’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Kristina and Trey flirt.
McBain gets himself in a mess.
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