Kiki tells Tracy the truth about Luke’s come-ons, Luke encourages Julian to test the product they are going to push, Sam has a plan to flush out Ava’s involvement in Nina’s murder, and AJ dies.
At Liz’s house, Liesl is confident Britt will be released soon. Nik arrives to talk and refuses to leave. Liesl takes the baby to lie dawn and instructs Liz to get rid of Nik, no funny stuff. Liz opens the door but won’t let Nik in. Liesl listens in as Nik tells Liz about the kidnapping. He begs to come in. Liz is his oldest friend and he should have been grateful to her but he lashed out instead. Liz begs him to leave and he can’t believe she won’t listen to his apology. She relents and lets him in, but fidgets as he apologizes. He hopes she can forgive him. She agrees and tries to rush him out. Liesl grips a gun and makes a noise. Nik realizes someone else is there and assumes its Ric. Before he leaves Liz grabs him and tells him to tell Lulu everything will be okay. After he leaves, Liesl is upset about Nik sniffing around after breaking Britt’s heart and asks who Ric is.
At the hospital, Sam has an idea about how to bring Ava down. The key is Nakamura and she wants Ava to think he could still implicate her. After she lays out her plan Nathan is impressed. Silas wants to know how to feed Ava the false story and Sam suggests Julian. Meanwhile, Tracy finds Kiki and tells her that Luke told her Kiki made a pass at him. Kiki sets her straight and says Luke is the one who made a pass at her. Tracy thinks that’s ridiculous but Kiki stands by her story. Silas scares Tracy off. Kiki tells Silas that Tracy doesn’t like what her fiancé did behind her back. He tells Kiki that Nina passed away and they hug before she returns to Michael. Meanwhile, Ava is nervous about Silas’ murder mystery. Sonny asks Ava if she killed Silas’ wife and she tells him they have bigger things to worry about. He is worried that Monica is on to him. He promised Michael he wouldn’t kill him. He has four kids and Michael was the only one who grew up with him. Sonny cries as he talks about raising Michael from a boy. He is tortured about breaking his word. Meanwhile, AJ crashes in ICU while Monica pumps his chest. AJ flatlines and they call time of death. Monica goes to AJ and strokes her son’s hair. Carly leads Michael out and tells him that AJ wanted Michael to know he loved him. She holds him and tells him how sorry she is. He goes back to AJ and Carly leaves to find Sonny.
Luke visits Julian at the gallery and tells him today is the day they put Sonny out of business. He drops a package of drugs on the table and says they will be selling a higher quality Columbian product than Sonny’s coffee beans. They discuss how much Sonny hates drugs and cuts out people who even bring them into his turf. Julian also thinks there are other ways to make money but Luke is not budging. He rolls up a bill for them both to taste the merchandise. Luke indulges but Julian declines. Luke tells him it isn’t optional. Just then Sam enters. She’s surprised to see Luke and he acts as if he is shopping for art for Tracy. He hits on Sam a bit and Julian gets him to leave. Alone, Sam notes Luke’s strange behavior and tells Julian she needs his help pinning Ava to Nina’s murder. He agrees.
Madeline visits Nathan at PCPD and she tells him the only important thing is that Silas pays. Nathan tells her about his doubts. Silas has said from the beginning Ava was at fault and he signed the papers. She doesn’t think that means he didn’t try to kill Nina to be with Ava. He thinks Ava could really be the guilty party and has something in the works.
Luke finds Tracy at the hospital and she tells him that she confronted Kiki about making a pass at him and she said he was the one who made a pass. He laughs and can’t imagine she would say anything else. He calls Kiki a liar. Meanwhile, Ava tells Sonny there are plenty of things she regrets as she thinks about shooting Connie. Carly finds them and tells them AJ is dead. Carly asks for a moment alone with Sonny and tells him AJ told her he shot him. Later, Silas goes to the chapel and promises to get justice for Nina. Kiki finds Monica in tears and holds her while she cries about AJ. Later, Michael tells AJ he loves him and whoever did this will pay.
Tomorrow’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Monica is visited by past loved ones during the show’s 51st Anniversary episode.
Sonny and Carly reflect on their tumultuous past.
Bobbie and Lucy face broken hearts.
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