John’s sure he messed up Sam’s life. They kiss in his hotel room. John asks if she’s okay. At first Sam is. John wonders if they shouldn’t proceed. She reflects on what has transpired between them since he came to Port Charles. He guesses they are doing the right thing by not getting involved. She reminds him of all he’s done for her. He agrees it has been a hard year for him. All the good he has experienced was in knowing her and Danny. They decide maybe it is for another lifetime. They kiss and she leaves.
Carly and Todd don’t want to talk and kiss in her living room. He is eager to take it further but she shuts him down and asks him to leave. He doesn’t. Carly agrees she wants him, but doesn’t trust him. He reiterates what he did wrong and how Carly has punished him. His pleas continue but she is done listening. She gets personal and talks of her failings and ability to sabotage any relationship she has ever had. Carly tells Todd about his wonderful qualities but whatever they had is over. She tells him to say goodbye and walk away. He kisses her and leaves.
Felix and Liz close the elevator doors on AJ at the hospital. He talks to Michael on his cell but is preoccupied. He asks two nurses where Liz went. They joke he might be a stalker but sell him tickets to the Nurses’ Ball for information on Liz’s location.
Michael and Starr come home discussing the many uses of Pickle-Lila, excited that Ellie remembered the secret ingredient. Michael’s hopeful AJ got what he wanted and shares the news over the phone. He tells Starr AJ sounded distracted. They go to bed and reflect on things they are thankful for. Starr gets an unexpected phone call. She hangs up and tells Michael she is leaving Port Charles.
Scott and Lucy argue at the Floating Rib over the merits of waiting for a big wedding. Lucy convinces Scotty that Laura will find out about Luke and Anna and it will be over for him. Lucy decides to help get a marriage license. She pumps up Felix and Liz with enthusiasm for the Nurses’ Ball as they arrive and she and Scotty leave. Liz and Felix stay for drinks and AJ shows up. He gets the cold shoulder but explains his lies and apologizes. He tells Liz how much she means to him and that any plot with Carly to save ELQ is not worth it. AJ pours his heart out and Felix starts crying about how romantic everything AJ said was. Liz stops AJ before he leaves and tells him she will give him another chance if he performs with her at the Nurses’ Ball. He agrees.
At Dante and Lulu’s, Laura considers Lulu’s question about Luke being free. Olivia enters with Bobbie’s gift. Lulu is excited but Luke interrogates Olivia about the origin of the package. Olivia doesn’t understand what’s wrong. Laura says they’ve made a lot of enemies. Luke shares recent events of the fake ice princess. While Luke and Laura argue about Scotty being involved, Olivia notices the bag is ticking. Luke tries to get them all out of the apartment but Lulu is busy. As they leave she returns to the bag and eagerly goes through it. Luke yells and there’s an altercation. The package spills. A bear with a big clock in the belly stares back at them. Lulu says it is a sleep aid for the baby. Olivia sees the clock and passes out. She recovers quickly and Dante takes her to the hospital. Lulu begins a conversation with Luke and Laura about him being available. Laura’s interrupted by a phone call and leaves to meet Scotty. Luke wonders what’s up with Laura. Lulu tells Luke the real reason Laura is here and why she agreed to marry Scott.
Lucy and Scott arrive at the court house. An employee tells him it is quitting time and tries to leave. Scotty makes an attempt to sweet talk and bribe the clerk without success. He tells Lucy he needs a marriage license tonight. She runs off after the clerk, losses him, but wrangles the Mayor and her assistant into Scotty’s troubles. Lucy threatens the Mayor into helping Scotty. He jokes her job could be on the line and he could run for mayor.
Laura meets Scott at the court house and he explains they can get married right now.
Tomorrow’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Todd confronts Michael and Starr.
Carly and Sam have a drink together and make a toast.
John says he has to turn his life around.
Patrick tells Olivia and Dante that he has her test results.
Scott wants to spend the rest of his life with Laura.
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