Heather offers to help Franco, Olivia confronts Spinelli and Maxie, and Dante and Lulu seek legal help from Alexis.
[This is an updated version of Tuesday's recap that was preempted for a White House press conference.]
At the Falconeri's, Alexis is surprised at Dante and Lulu's request for help to keep Connie. The surrogacy agreement only pertains to a baby related to the parents. Connie is biologically Maxie's baby. They disclose the events of the christening to Alexis and believe Maxie's intent is to let them keep Connie. They can't proceed until they have Maxie and Spinelli's written consent and Alexis draws up adoption papers. Before leaving she asks for help in talking to Lucas. Lulu advises her to talk to Carly. Later, Lulu calls and invites Maxie and Spinelli over.
At the Metro Court, Derek answers his door shirtless when Carly knocks. She's looking for Ava. He suggests she start by looking in Ava's room and jokes she probably already barged into her room like she did his. Carly owns the hotel and will go where she pleases. She complains about Ava preying on Morgan. Derek recognizes that Morgan's all grown up. He thinks she's putting too much focus on Morgan in lieu of her own relationship problems. Derek remembers her fight with her 'boyfriend' at the pier. It's obvious to Derek that he's gay. Carly professes she's moved on and invites him to dinner. He suspects she has an ulterior motive after moving from hostile to inviting him to dinner. She's just lonely, so Derek agrees. Meanwhile, Franco argues with Heather's striped painting in his room when he can't replicate her art. He cuts Sebastian's call short to continue working on the striped series for him and yells, "Go away," to the knock on the door. Heather's there in a disguise. She wonders why he wanted an audience with her and offers to make Carly disappear if she's a problem for him. It's her painting. Franco gives it high praise and bemoans the distraction it's become for him. Heather grabs something from her purse and is about to destroy the striped painting when Franco screams out for her to stop. Heather's excited that Franco 'gets it' and agrees to do a series for him provided he stay away from Carly. As Heather prepares to leave, Franco lies about having seen Carly recently but remembers their kiss. Franco shoves Heather behind him when he sees Carly walking by in the hall. She wonders what he's up to but doesn't have the time – she has to get ready for her date with Derek Wells. Franco's silenced by her taunting and watches her walk away. After, Franco catches Derek on his way out to dinner. In the restaurant, Olivia curses Derek Wells for his newest headline 'Corinthos in the Crossfire' before Spinelli and Maxie arrive. She greets them as 'the Jackal and the Backstabber' and jokes they need their own show where they commit crimes on their friends. Maxie thinks their being there is a bad idea and wants to go but Olivia continues to wonder how they could let their friends fall in love with a baby who isn't theirs. Spinelli interjects after Maxie takes blame. He's interested in how to proceed so they can raise the baby. They can't live without their daughter. Olivia knew this was going to happen. She begs them to tread lightly; their new beginning is the end for Dante and Lulu. Maxie receives Lulu's call. They need to meet. Nearby, Olivia shows Carly the newspaper and notes there's a lot of negative news aimed at Sonny. Carly doesn't want to talk about Derek Wells right now. She has a date with him. Alexis arrives hoping Carly can help her.
At her apartment, Ava sets ground rules for Morgan - he cannot listen in on her conversations. He can't 'un-hear' what he's already heard and wants to know why they were talking about Sonny. She admits Derek's visit pertained to his newspaper and not his interest in art. He wanted a quote from the family about Sonny's business but she declined his request. Morgan confesses he would have told Derek anything he wanted to know, and it wouldn't need to be anonymous. He doesn't care who knows what about his father. Outside, Sonny pauses at Ava's door before knocking. They leave him standing outside when they answer. Morgan refuses to go anywhere with Sonny and sticks up for Ava. She's not the problem…Sonny is. Sonny's sorry for allowing Morgan to lie to Michael and Kiki. Morgan doesn't want to hear it. Sonny is dead to him and he walks away. Ava apologizes but Sonny isn't moved by her display of concern. He recognizes she's been playing him and points out she's made an enemy. He warns she now has a target on her back. Morgan returns. Sonny agrees he is now an adult and warns that no matter what happens between him and Ava – he should watch his back.
Tomorrow’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Sam and Silas kiss.
Molly wonders what the deal is with Rafe and Taylor.
Alexis asks Carly if she could convince Lucas to take a DNA test.
Franco dares Derek to cross him.
Lulu refuses to let Maxie take Connie back.
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