Nina carried a tray of hors d'oeuvres into the living room, and Valentin wondered what was going on. She realized that she'd forgotten to tell him that they were having a dinner party. As if on cue, someone was at the door, and she invited Peter into the house. Peter went into the living room, and Valentin muttered that he'd thought she wasn't digging into Peter's past. She revealed that she wasn't, but Curtis was. She added that she'd invited someone else over in order to occupy Peter's time away from Maxie. The doorbell rang, and Maxie entered the house.
Nina kept Maxie from the living room, and Valentin offered to "see to our guest." Maxie handed Nina some proofs from a photo shoot that she thought Nina should have immediately. Nina promised to look them over the next day and ushered Maxie toward the door. However, the doorbell rang again, and Nina opened it to Rylie, a cover model frequently used by Crimson. Rylie wondered where her "tall, dark, and handsome dinner date" was. Nina informed Rylie that the date was Peter, the COO of Aurora, and Maxie's jaw dropped.
In the living room, Valentin warned Peter that he shouldn't have accepted Nina's invitation, but Peter insisted that he wanted to "cultivate a better relationship" with Nina. Valentin informed Peter that Nina was onto him and had Curtis digging around in Peter's past. Nina, Rylie, and Maxie entered the living room, and Nina introduced Rylie and Peter. The two made small talk about different cities they'd visited, and Nina remarked to Valentin that things would be easier without Maxie there. Valentin bet that he could make her leave.
Maxie asked Nina if her invitation to the dinner party had gotten "lost in the mail." She was happy that Nina was finally being nice to Peter. Nina commented that Peter and Rylie made a cute couple, but Maxie thought he looked like she needed to "save" him. Maxie interrupted Peter and Rylie's conversation about the fashion industry to inform Rylie that the crab puff she was eating had gluten in it. Rylie quickly put the crab puff down and excused herself. "My hero," Peter smiled. Maxie informed him that if he wanted to date someone, Maxie knew "the best people."
Nina announced that dinner was ready, and Peter promised to join them soon. Nina wondered where Rylie was, and Maxie informed her that Rylie had almost made Peter "die of boredom." When Nina and Maxie were gone, Valentin again advised Peter to leave Port Charles. Peter shot back that Valentin needed to deal with Nina and her investigation and that he wasn't going anywhere.
Spinelli showed Jason and Sam the picture of Henrik on the computer, and Bruhl confirmed that it was Henrik. Spinelli quickly ran it through a program and discovered that the picture was actually a composite of elements of hundreds of other faces. Bruhl admitted that he'd never met Henrik in person. Spinelli did some more digging and found that both Faison and his son had safe deposit boxes at the bank. He saw that Bruhl had accessed Faison's after his death.
Bruhl explained that Henrik had wanted the letters from the box addressed to Drew and Jason, one of which contained a flash drive. Bruhl had left them in a birdhouse in a park for Henrik. Sam instructed Bruhl to go get Faison's safe deposit box and take Jason along so he didn't "get lost." A short while later, the two returned with the box. Sam pulled out piles of Euros, a bag of sapphires, and a clipped pile of papers with code written on them. Jason pulled out an old photo of Anna, which he pocketed in order to return it to Anna. Jason also pulled out a storage box with a scanner and keypad, but Spinelli yelled at him not to touch it, or else they were all dead.
Spinelli identified the box as a "conundrum box," which was only to be opened by one specific person. If anyone else attempted to open the box, it would destroy everything and everyone in its proximity. He did assure them that it was safe to transport, as long as no one tried to open it. He and Sam packed up the contents of the safe deposit box into Spinelli's briefcase and decided that they would donate the money and jewels to charity.
Spinelli uploaded proof of Bruhl's embezzlements to "the cloud," and he configured the security system to go back up long after he, Sam, and Jason were gone. Sam informed Bruhl that he was safe as long as he continued to cooperate with them and didn't cross them. The three left arm in arm with the briefcase.
Robert wondered what Anna's connection was to Henrik, until he had a sudden realization. "He's not just Faison's son. He's also your son," he guessed, and Anna confirmed it. Robert asked to hear the story, and Anna reluctantly obliged. She concluded her story and added that she'd been "playing" Faison when she'd been a double agent for the DVX. She'd been trapped within the organization until Sean Donely had arrived with Robert. She thought back to the first time she'd met Robert, who'd given her "reason to hope."
Anna was sorry that Robert had missed so much time with Robin, and he was sorry for all the pain she'd gone through. Robert offered to help her hunt for Henrik on one condition -- he made her promise that she wouldn't tell Henrik that she was his mother. She promised, and he wondered who else knew about Henrik. She revealed that she'd told Andre and that Valentin had known since day one, but she hadn't told Finn. There was a knock on the door, and Anna opened it to Jason, Sam, and Spinelli, who had the briefcase. They quickly updated Anna and Robert on their visit to the bank and showed her the conundrum box, which was marked with the Cassadine family crest.
Ava refused to allow Avery to spend another night under the same roof as Mike. She and Sonny argued about it until Jordan interrupted, telling them to calm down. Sonny stated that he would be taking Avery home, as he had full custody, but Ava vowed to make the family "pay" if he did. Ava wanted Mike arrested, and Jordan asked Dante for all the details. Dante updated her, and Griffin chimed in that Mike was indeed his patient, who'd just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Ava used that information to her advantage, as Mike had nearly made a victim of his own granddaughter. "Who will it be tomorrow?" she wondered.
Diane entered and asked for a moment with her client, which Jordan granted. Ava immediately pulled out her phone to contact Scott, but Griffin wondered if that was really how Ava wanted to handle the situation. Sonny and Carly insisted to Diane that the incident had been an accident and that there had been no criminal intent on Mike's part. Diane informed them that, unfortunately, intent didn't mean that a crime hadn't been committed. She promised to argue that Mike's illness rendered him not responsible for his actions. Sonny thought the only way around that was "through her," he said, staring down Ava.
Sonny sauntered over to Ava and asked what she wanted. "Full custody," she replied quickly. Sonny refused, and Ava vowed to make sure Mike spent the rest of his life in a cell, "padded or not." Diane advised Sonny not to "win the battle just to lose the war." Sonny agreed to let Ava have Avery until the next day. Carly retrieved Avery from the interrogation room, and Sonny and Carly said goodbye. Ava picked Avery up, and Avery said, "Bye, mommy. Bye, daddy," much to Ava's disgust.
When Ava, Avery, and Griffin were gone, Sonny assured Carly and Diane that he knew what he was doing. Mike passionately told Sonny not to make the same mistake Mike had, and he told Sonny to choose his child first. Sonny hugged his father, and he and Carly left. Dante was ready to hear more of Mike's stories. Mike said the worst thing about his life was "coming back to myself" and seeing people try to figure out whether to talk to him straight or to lie to him "like a child." Dante put an arm around Mike, and they walked toward the holding cells together.
At Ava's, Ava informed Griffin that Avery had fallen asleep immediately, but Ava had been upset to find hay in Avery's pockets. Ava exclaimed that Avery had spent the night in a barn with a man who hadn't known who she was. "Never again," she resolved. Griffin assured her that she didn't need to worry anymore. "Do I look worried to you?" Ava asked stonily.
Nelle arrived at Sonny's to ask if Michael had gotten an update on Avery. He hadn't, and he offered her some of the takeout that Sonny and Carly hadn't had time to touch before they'd been called to the police station. Michael got her some food, but she felt "insensitive" eating at a time like that. He understood that she was trying to take care of their baby.
Nelle looked around at the family pictures and remarked on how happy the family seemed. Michael replied that his parents had always done their best to put their kids first, which was a quality that all parents needed. He could see that quality in her, and she agreed that she only wanted to give the baby the best life she could.
Just then, Michael's phone went off, and he answered it to good news about Avery and Mike. Nelle hugged him just as Sonny and Carly returned home. He asked about where Avery and Mike were, and Carly bitterly told him that Mike was with Dante, and Avery was with Ava. Nelle took that as her cue to leave, and she expressed how glad she was that everything had worked out.
Carly told Sonny that they needed to use their "trump card" on Ava -- the recording of Ava with Paul. "Leave it," he instructed her, promising to "take care" of Ava and Avery. He urged her to take care of herself, as she was the one who needed help.
• "They found a spot on my lung," Jordan informs Curtis.
• Ava asks Scott to help her fight for full custody of Avery.
• "Why exactly did Sonny want you to see me?" Kevin questions Carly.
• Bensch scolds Kiki.