Sonny and Carly flashback to their ups and downs over the years with three of the actresses who played Carly making special appearances, and AJ is guided into the light.
Over the loud speaker male and female voices page Dr. Steve Hardy and Dr. Alan Quartermaine as the camera pans across their old photos into an empty General Hospital. Monica walks in from the elevator and talks to herself about emotional detachment. The death of a loved one hasn't gotten any easier. She goes to AJ and holds his lifeless body. Nearby, Carly (Laura Wright) tells Sonny AJ said he shot him. Is he going to deny it? Sonny says AJ's drunk six ways from Sunday. Carly believes AJ because Sonny's not denying it. Meanwhile, Monica says goodbye to AJ as Emily's ghost appears. Monica mourns the death of her husband, Jason, Dawn and Emily and she wants to be with them. Emily says she always is. Monica argues that she has no fight left but Emily yells that she's as strong as they come. Monica just wishes AJ was at peace. AJ's ghost appears and tells her he is. She gave him a second chance at life. She protected him and he'll be forever grateful. They hug. She wants to go with them but they refuse to let her. Her grandkids need her. She doesn't want to let Tracy have the whole house to herself does she? Monica finally agrees to tough it out but asks AJ to tell her who shot him. He says it's complicated but when the truth comes out, she'll be proud. She already is. They say goodbye and the ghosts meet their father and grandparents before following the light. Sonny drags Carly somewhere private and confesses he shot AJ. He asks if she's forgotten AJ killed their unborn child. He flashes back to Carly falling down the stairs and being in the hospital. When he comes back to reality, he sees Sarah Brown's version of Carly beside him. Carly remembers everything. With tears in her eyes, she says it's one of the worst things that have ever happened to her. They flashback to their wedding and Sonny's "death." She says, "When your heart stopped, my heart stopped." He came back for her! They reminisce about Carly setting him up when Tamara Braun played Carly. They flashback to their divorce and agree it wasn't the end for them. They remember when they learned Michael had "died." She's still standing after a nervous breakdown. Laura Wright's version of Carly returns and she says Sonny gave her the courage to get better. She'll always have his back even if their love story is over. In tears, Sonny asks her to keep the murder quiet. Carly needs time to think.
At the Floating Rib, Felicia can't believe in 51 years they have never shut down the Port Charles bridge until now. She blames the mayor. Mac tells her she should run for mayor. She has Kevin's vote. Lucy flashes to Scott telling her to choose him or Kevin. Talk turns to the Nurses' Ball. Kevin promises to help. Mac's dusting off Mr. Marbles and creating a new act. Do they want to hear this? They say 'no' in stereo. The guys go off to get drinks and Lucy admits Scott gave her an ultimatum but she loves both men! The men return and Lucy can't breathe. She dashes off.
Bobbie heads into Kelly's to see Scott. She bawls. "Everything has gone to pot." She and Noah just broke up over the phone. He fell for someone else and has been cheating with his old flame, Audrey Hardy's niece, Nurse Annie Logan. "The virgin?" Scott asks. "Hah. Not so virginal anymore," Bobbie snipes. She wishes Anne would keep her hands off her boyfriend. Scott defends the "homewrecker" and confesses he too is one. He tries to take it back but Bobbie guesses he's been with Lucy. He tells her it's not a fling. They agree it's got to stop. He gave Lucy an ultimatum but hasn't heard back yet. Just then, Lucy bustles in and drags Scott outside. Nervously, she says she made a decision. She's staying with Kevin. Scott's heartbroken. He can't just be friends. She cries and he kisses her goodbye.
Lucy heads back to the Floating Rib feeling much better. She tells Kevin she's where she belongs.
Tomorrow’s Port Charles spoilers for General Hospital:
Carly debates keeping her secret.
Lulu seeks advice from Elizabeth. She's unaware her friend is in trouble.
Britt gets a meeting with Obrecht.
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