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Friday, July 21, 2017

Ava went through her makeup bags, throwing her makeup out. She picked up her drink and toasted, "So long, my friends. We had a good run." She looked at the mask she was supposed to be wearing. "There's not enough paint in the world to cover my new face," she said, and she took a drink. Minutes later, she was on the phone, asking a liquor store if they delivered. When told that they did, she rush ordered a case of vodka, claiming that she was having a party.

A short while later, Ava held the mask and thought about the fire that had caused her burns. She was startled out of the daydream by a knock on the door. She called out to leave the alcohol outside, but the deliveryman called back that he needed a signature. She promised she wasn't underage, but the deliveryman was getting frustrated. She finally opened the door and muttered, "Boo."

Bobbie asked Carly for an update on Spencer, but Carly replied that there was none. Carly told her mother that Josslyn was "drowning in guilt" because she believed it was her fault that Spencer was missing. Bobbie thought that was "ridiculous," but the women knew that Josslyn thought of herself as an adult. Speaking of Josslyn, Carly remarked on Josslyn spending a lot of time with Oscar and added that she wasn't ready for Josslyn to start dating.

Carly continued that she wanted to be Josslyn's best friend, but she couldn't, since she also had to be the parent. Bobbie instructed her daughter to "just listen" and become Josslyn's "safe place." Carly hoped that Josslyn didn't turn out like her or Bobbie. Josslyn arrived home and noticed the sudden silence. "Were you talking about me?" she wondered. Bobbie had to go to work, so she left the house. Carly invited Josslyn to sit and talk.

Carly asked some questions about Oscar, but Josslyn maintained that she didn't know Oscar very well. Carly thought that Josslyn wouldn't have had any alcohol the night of her ill-fated party if Oscar hadn't been there. She informed her daughter that she didn't have to impress anyone but herself. Josslyn shot back that Carly was judging someone without knowing them. "Isn't that what Nelle did to you?" she added.

Carly thought Josslyn was right. She wanted to meet Oscar, but Josslyn refused because she thought that Carly would embarrass her. Carly informed Josslyn that the teen years would be hard, but they would get through them as long as they listened to and respected each other. Carly lightheartedly told Josslyn that if she wanted to keep hanging out with Oscar, she would invite him over so that Carly could meet him.

Sonny urged Laura to take care of herself for Spencer. She wondered if there were any updates, but he promised that he had people on the case. He added that people willing to snatch a child in "my town are few and far between," so he thought it would be easy to catch the kidnapper. He promised to get Spencer back safely, but he advised her to do nothing rash. She thanked him for his help then left.

At the docks, Nina was on the phone. She insisted that she knew about the fees and the long-term implications. She told the person on the phone that she would either "withdraw the money or take my business elsewhere."

In the interrogation room, Nathan continued questioning Valentin, who maintained that he'd had nothing to do with Spencer's disappearance. An officer entered with a court order to release Valentin, as his bail had been posted. A frustrated Nathan wondered who had posted it. Nina entered and announced that she had.

Clearly unhappy, Nathan uncuffed Valentin and made sure that he wouldn't leave town or break any laws. He instructed Valentin to wait for his release paperwork. Nina explained to Valentin that she wanted everyone to know that she believed in him, but it didn't mean that she was getting back together with him. He begged for another chance. "Maybe, but not today," she answered.

Nathan returned with the paperwork for Valentin to sign. Just as he signed it and turned to go, Laura entered the police station. Nathan informed her that Valentin's bail had been posted, and Nina took responsibility for it. Laura exploded about Spencer being missing for twenty-four hours with no communication from the kidnapper. She continued that Valentin's whereabouts during the kidnapping were unaccounted for, and his best defense was "I didn't do it."

Nina insisted that Valentin hadn't kidnapped Spencer because "I know him." "I know him. He killed my son," Laura yelled back. A cop led Valentin out as Laura screamed about the cops letting her grandson's kidnapper go. She stormed out crying. Nina felt terrible for Laura, who she believed was "spiraling out of control." "Imagine if it was your sister," Nathan replied.

Nathan explained to a stunned Nina that he knew she would "cave" and take Valentin back, and she was making him jump through hoops to make herself feel better when she did take him back. He told his sister that he loved her and always had her back, but if she went back to Valentin and he broke her heart again, she would have to find someone else to help pick up the pieces.

Sam imagined Sonny in front of her, taunting her about Jason. Jason heard Sam protesting and wondered who she was talking to. She played it off as talking to herself as the imagined Sonny grinned. Changing the subject, Jason assured her that he would be at her follow-up appointment. She claimed that the iron supplements had been helping her. A short while later, Sam was on the phone with Molly, who was watching the kids while Sam and Jason were at the doctor. As she hung up, there was a knock on the door. Jason answered the door to Sonny.

Sonny greeted Sam, but she made up the excuse of taking Scout's blanket to Molly and quickly left. Sonny asked about Sam's strange behavior, and Jason only said that she was going through some "medical stuff." Sonny replied that he normally would have left Jason alone after hearing that, but he was there about something important. He briefly explained that he was trying to find Spencer, but Valentin had just been released on bail and needed to be "stopped." "And you want me to stop him?" Jason asked as Sam listened from outside the door. She left in disgust.

Sonny continued that he needed help from a professional. "I'm in," Jason said. Sonny made sure that Sam would be all right with it. Jason assured Sonny that Sam would be fine, especially since he was helping to look for a child that she was related to.

Sam knocked on Ava's door but found it already ajar. She entered the apartment and found Ava practically passed out on the couch. She woke her aunt up, and Ava wondered why Sam was there. As Ava struggled to get up, she knocked over a half-filled bottle of vodka. Sam got a towel and began to clean up despite Ava's protests. "You can repay me with coffee," she told Ava.

Sam explained that she was there to see Julian with a proposal, but if he couldn't even be there for Ava, Sam would probably have to take care of herself. Ava left to get Sam's coffee and promptly returned. She informed Sam that Julian was probably at his office because she'd told him to leave. Sam wondered about Avery. Ava replied that Avery saw her as a monster, so Avery was better off with Sonny. "No," Sam said. Ava thought it was a win for Sam's "buds" Sonny and Carly, but Sam answered that children belonged with their mothers.

Sam saw Ava's mask and thought that Ava was supposed to be wearing it. "Why bother?" Ava wondered. Sam assured Ava that she wasn't a monster, but Ava thought that her actions made her one. Thinking about karma, Sam commented that, while Ava has paid the price for her actions, Sonny never had to. She told Ava that she could either stay isolated or reclaim her life. Sam picked up the mask and suggested that they get it on Ava. Ava looked in the mirror at her masked face.

Valentin arrived at the pier on his way back to Wyndemere, and Laura followed him. She calmly promised to get Spencer to drop the lawsuit and to send him back to school if Valentin gave Spencer back. "I can't give what I don't have," Valentin answered. Getting angry, she said that Valentin had "won everything," and that Spencer was no threat to him. She realized why Helena thought that Valentin was the worst Cassadine, but he turned to walk away. She grabbed a crowbar and hit him with it.

Valentin hit the ground and called Laura insane, but she only screamed at him to give Spencer back. "I'll see you in jail," he yelled back. Just then, Jason appeared and put Valentin in a headlock. Moments later, he set an unconscious Valentin on the ground. He advised Laura to go because she couldn't raise Spencer from jail. He promised to find Spencer.

Sam arrived home and called out for Jason, but there was no reply. She found a note that said he'd had to go out, but he promised to be back in time for her appointment. Sonny appeared and taunted her about who "had" Jason. As he grinned at her, she got a gun out of the closet and left.

Sonny arrived home, and his phone rang. He answered it to Carly, who wanted an update on Spencer. He replied that he had none, but he expected good news soon. He revealed that Jason was helping with the search. When he hung up the phone, he got a text. He looked at his phone and saw a picture of Spencer alone in the basement in which he was trapped.

On the next General Hospital...
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• Jason interrogates Valentin.

• Oscar arrives at the police station with information about Spencer.

• Mac confides in Nathan.

• Sonny goes out to look for Spencer.

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