Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Patrick entered the living room as he spoke to Emma on the phone, asking if she'd had fun at the Thanksgiving Day parade with Mac and Felicia. He kept his tone light when he promised his daughter that they would have a fun Thanksgiving, even if Sam couldn't join them. Patrick ended the call as Sam arrived home. He carefully asked about the trip and wondered if she had found what she'd been looking for. "Actually, I did," Sam answered.

Sam set her bag down and joined Patrick on the sofa as she told him about the trip and Helena's admission that Jason's memory loss had been a result of the car accident. Sam admitted that Patrick was the only one who could tell them if Jason's memory would return, but Patrick explained that it was impossible to predict. Sam confessed that it didn't matter because it wouldn't change anything. Surprised, he asked what she had meant. Sam explained that she had realized during the trip that Jason no longer felt like her husband; he was a friend. "My husband is gone forever," Sam added.

Sam admitted that she had been overwhelmed with feelings and questions when she had first learned that Jason was alive, but she'd also known that Patrick would always be in her corner. Sam explained that she'd realized that she'd already had her answer, regardless whether Jason's memories returned or not. "Which was?" Patrick quietly asked. "You," Sam answered with a loving smile. Sam promised that he was not her second choice because she loved him very much and was committed to their live together. Sam kneeled before Patrick and asked him to marry her.

Patrick assured Sam that the gesture hadn't been necessary, but he gladly accepted the proposal of marriage, again. Sam beamed with happiness and kissed him with passion. Afterwards, she ducked into the bathroom to quickly freshen up because she was eager to pick up the children and celebrate Thanksgiving as a family.

At the hospital, Dante approached Michael outside Morgan's hospital room. Moments later, Bobbie arrived. Michael quickly assured his brother and grandmother that Morgan was with Sonny and Carly and would be evaluated. Dante pulled Michael aside to apologize for not being around to help when Morgan had been in trouble. Dante admitted that he had been too distracted by his own marital woes. Dante explained that things were not well between him and Lulu because his wife wanted to believe the worst about him, which made him defensive.

Michael felt bad when Dante confided that Dante and Lulu's marriage might be broken beyond repair. Bobbie walked up to talk to Michael and Dante about Thanksgiving dinner. Michael had no idea what to do, but Bobbie decided to take care of everything and left.

In Morgan's hospital room, Morgan questioned why he'd been forced to spend the night in the hospital. Sonny and Carly calmly explained that Morgan needed a psychological evaluation, but Morgan was resistant to the idea. Moments later, Dr. Andre Maddox entered and asked to speak to Morgan privately. After Sonny and Carly left, Andre introduced himself to Morgan. Andre got Morgan to open up about how Morgan had been feeling lately and the stresses in Morgan's life. Morgan revealed that Sonny and Carly suspected that Morgan had bipolar disorder, but Andre was curious what Morgan thought.

Morgan admitted that he hoped his parents were wrong. Andre conceded that it was possible, but Andre would need to run some tests before making a proper diagnosis. Morgan agreed to cooperate.

In the hallway, Sonny greeted his eldest son. After a brief visit, Dante announced that he had to leave because he had to talk to Lulu about spending time with Rocco. Seconds later, Kristina exited the elevator and greeted her brothers and father with hugs. Sonny was delighted by the unexpected visit. Kristina explained that Michael had called her the previous evening to let her know about Morgan's crisis, so she had changed her plans to spend time with her family.

After Dante left, Andre stepped into the hallway. Michael and Kristina quickly excused themselves to give Sonny and Carly privacy with the doctor. Sonny was eager to know if Morgan had bipolar disorder, but Andre explained that it was too soon to tell. Andre conceded that there was a genetic component to the disorder and Morgan had displayed some classic symptoms, but Andre stressed that it was too soon to know for certain. Sonny and Carly thanked the doctor then entered Morgan's hospital room. Morgan was not thrilled with the idea of being stuck in the hospital for a few days, but Carly promised that she and Sonny would be there for their son.

Morgan asked his mother if Carly would fix things dropping the charges against Kiki. He promised Carly that Kiki had been working hard to pull her life together and had even gotten a job. Carly agreed to see what she could do and left. Sonny waited until the door closed then assured Morgan there was nothing to worry about. Morgan was skeptical because he felt like he was on the verge of freaking out, but Sonny assured his son that Morgan had the support of the family.

Morgan talked about how he struggled with his feelings fluctuating between extreme highs and lows. He was also frustrated because he kept messing everything up and had no idea how to fix it. Sonny squeezed Morgan's hand and offered his son words of encouragement.

At the loft, Lulu thanked Maxie for accompanying Lulu. Maxie admitted that she hadn't wanted Lulu to pick up the separation papers alone, but Maxie was surprised that attorneys worked on holidays. Lulu explained that Alexis had drawn up the papers as a special favor to Lulu. "Since Dante said we're over, I thought I might as well make it official," Lulu added as she set the separation papers down on the counter. Maxie to ask if Lulu was okay.

Lulu admitted that she hated being in the loft. She just wanted to grab a few things for her and Rocco and leave. Lulu started for the bedroom, but stopped when she noticed the family photographs on a credenza. Maxie saw the sadness in Lulu's expression and distracted her with a reminder that they needed to pack. Lulu pulled herself together and entered the bedroom.

Lulu confided that she was tempted to search the apartment for any sign that Dante and Valerie were still carrying on an affair, but Maxie discouraged Lulu from going down that road. Lulu agreed that it wouldn't help the situation and went to the bathroom to collect some things. Seconds later, Lulu returned with a tube of lipstick in her hand, which she was certain belonged to Valerie. Lulu felt betrayed, but Maxie reminded Lulu that the lipstick had been part of a Christmas gift that Maxie had given to Lulu the previous year.

Embarrassed, Lulu confided that she felt like she was losing her mind. She explained that she had never thought that Dante would cheat on her, which was why she couldn't trust him again. Lulu and Maxie looked up when they heard the door open. Dante stood in the doorway and asked what Lulu and Maxie were doing there. Maxie quickly stepped back as Lulu explained that she had dropped by to pick up a few things.

Dante's disappointment turned to hurt when he noticed the separation papers on the counter. He questioned Lulu about the drastic step, but she reminded him that he had been the one to tell her that their marriage was over. Dante clarified that he had asked why they should remain married if Lulu couldn't trust him. 'Then maybe we're done,' Lulu quoted. She insisted the separation papers had been the next logical step, but disagreed and feared that next she would try to block him from seeing Rocco or the baby if she went through with implanting the frozen embryo.

Maxie stepped forward when the argument became heated and suggested that she and Lulu leave. Lulu calmed down then asked Maxie to speak to Dante alone. Maxie hesitated, but Lulu assured her friend that it was fine. After Maxie left, Lulu admitted that she didn't see any alternative except to separate. Dante disagreed because he wanted Lulu to move back in and try to work things out, but she argued that the apartment made her skin crawl knowing that he had slept with her cousin in the bed Dante and Lulu had shared.

Desperate, Dante begged Lulu to give him a chance to regain her trust and suggested that they buy a house for their growing family. Lulu admitted that she couldn't sleep next to Dante. She recalled Dante had told her when she had returned from Canada that once something was shattered it was gone. Lulu hadn't understood those words until she had learned about his affair. She explained that they couldn't glue things back together and not expect cracks. Dante looked defeated as he watched Lulu pick up her bag and leave with a promise to drop Rocco off the following day.

At Ava's apartment, Paul pulled on his shirt as he reached for his phone. Ava followed him to the living room wearing a robe and jokingly asked if the text message was about his legal or illegal dealings. Her smile quickly vanished when he told her that Kiki had been arrested for driving Carly's car off the road. Ava insisted that her daughter wouldn't have left the scene of the accident, but Paul revealed that Kiki might have been intoxicated. Ava immediately begged him to make the charges disappear, but he explained that he couldn't risk Sonny or Carly getting suspicious about his connection to Ava.

Meanwhile, Nathan led Kiki into the interrogation room. He assured her that Franco was scrambling to find an attorney, but it might take time because it was Thanksgiving. Kiki assured Nathan that she understood and thanked him. Nathan entered the squad room and grabbed a doughnut to take to Kiki, but Jordan stopped him. Nathan quickly filled Jordan in about Kiki's arrest, but Jordan explained that she would have to take over the case since he had a close connection to Kiki through Nina.

Later, Jordan led Kiki in handcuffs through the squad room. Paul called out to Jordan to ask about the arrest. Jordan listed the slew of charges Kiki faced, but added that they couldn't charge Kiki with driving while intoxicated because they didn't have a breathalyzer test to back it up. Kiki tensed when Ava arrived and immediately advised Kiki not to say anything. Ava assured Kiki that she would find an attorney to represent Kiki, but Kiki informed her mother that she would rather go to jail than accept any help from Ava.

Ava was hurt, but Kiki wasn't moved. Moments later, Carly entered the squad room to ask Paul to drop the charges against Kiki. Carly claimed that she wasn't certain what had led to the accident and wouldn't be able to testify with any certainty in court. Paul made a show of trying to change Carly's mind, but Carly stood firm. Paul agreed not to prosecute and instructed Jordan to release Kiki. Ava thanked Paul, but Jordan pointed out that Ava should thank Carly.

Ava grudgingly thanked Carly, but Carly explained that Carly had done it for Kiki. Ava invited Kiki to join Ava and Avery for Thanksgiving dinner, but Kiki refused to acknowledge her mother in any way and asked Carly how Morgan was. Carly offered to take Kiki to the hospital to visit Morgan, so Kiki left with Carly.

A short time later, Paul returned to Ava's apartment. Ava thanked Paul for dropping the charges against Kiki, but Paul admitted that he had done it for Carly. Ava hoped Paul wasn't falling for Carly's "trailer park allure." Paul chuckled and advised Ava to get her mind out of the gutter. He explained that the better he looked to both Sonny and Carly the less likely they would suspect him of gunning for Sonny's territory.

Paul reminded Ava that they had to keep their eyes on the prize, which was to take Sonny down. Ava promised that she wanted nothing more. Paul smiled with satisfaction and admitted that circumstances had been doing all the work for them with Sonny's shooting, the disastrous custody hearing, and Morgan's hospitalization. He suddenly noticed the time and announced that he had to get to the Quartermaines for Thanksgiving dinner. Ava invited Paul to spend the holiday with her and Avery, but Paul explained that he wanted to be with his son.

In the interrogation room, Maxie wrapped up a business call as Nathan passed by. He was stunned that she was working on Thanksgiving, but Maxie explained that Milan, Paris, and Tokyo didn't celebrate the holiday. Nathan wondered if she had packed for their trip to Portland. She assured him that her bags were in the car, but Nathan questioned why she had more than one bag. Maxie reminded him that she was a junior fashion editor and added that she wanted to look great for her daughter. Nathan reached for ceramic turkey on the cabinet and asked if she had room for it in her bags because he had picked up the keepsake to commemorate their first Thanksgiving with Georgie.

Maxie was touched by Nathan's sweet gesture. She took the turkey then quickly gathered her work files from the table. She promised that she would not spoil their holiday with compulsive workaholic behavior. Nathan smiled when she assured him that he and Georgie would have her undivided attention.

At Sabrina's apartment, Carlos offered Sabrina toast and tea as she quietly packed her belongings into boxes piled up in the living room. Carlos confessed that she had given him a fright when she had fainted the previous evening, but Sabrina assured him that it hadn't compared to how she had felt when she had seen him standing on her doorstep. Sabrina demanded to know how he could be alive when the police had identified his body. Carlos cryptically explained that he had been given a chance to fake his death to further the agenda of another, but nothing mattered to him except that she was having his baby.

Sabrina claimed that the baby was Michael's, but Carlos didn't believe her because Carlos and Sabrina had been intimate around the time of the baby's conception. Sabrina was stunned when Carlos suggested that they run away together and start a new life. She reminded him that her life was in Port Charles and reiterated that Michael was the baby's father, but Carlos knew Sabrina well enough to know when she was lying. He wanted her to admit that he was the baby's father, but Michael suddenly knocked on the door and asked if Sabrina was ready.

Panicked, Sabrina ordered Carlos to hide, but he remained on the sofa waiting for her to admit that he was the baby's father. Michael continued to knock as Sabrina warned Carlos that Michael and Sonny had reconciled, which meant that Sonny's men would hunt Carlos down if they knew Carlos was alive. Reluctantly, Carlos agreed to go to the bedroom and keep quiet. Sabrina quickly answered the door and apologized for keeping Michael waiting.

Sabrina smiled nervously as she asked Michael to fetch the car and meet her out front, while she quickly looked for a scarf. After Michael left, Sabrina closed the door then approached Carlos as he returned to the living room. She warned him that he had to be gone before Felix returned in the morning and left. Carlos sat down on the sofa, picked up a stuffed animal, and quietly vowed to stay put.

Across town, Carly and Kiki entered Morgan's hospital room. Morgan immediately apologized to Kiki, but she was relieved that he was okay. Sonny thanked Kiki for testifying in court and calling when Morgan was in trouble. Carly also appreciated everything that Kiki had done and invited her to spend Thanksgiving with them, even though they might be eating in the cafeteria. Just then, Bobbie arrived with bags of food for the family.

Later, Morgan was surrounded by Bobbie, Michael, Sabrina, Kiki, Kristina, and his parents as everyone prepared to eat. Bobbie assured everyone that Lucas and Josslyn were on their way. Sonny decided to make a toast. Sonny admitted that he wished Dante and Avery could be with them, but he still had a lot to be thankful for. Sonny promised that each person in the room was special to him for different reasons and confessed that Morgan's courage and bravery had inspired Sonny to follow the same path with his own recovery.

Everyone smiled as they raised their glasses and wished each other a happy Thanksgiving.

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On the next General Hospital...

• Monica is delighted when Jason joins the family for Thanksgiving
• Valerie shows up at the loft to spend Thanksgiving with Dante
• Dillon announces that he's returning to Los Angeles to live
• Olivia is not happy when Ava stops by Alexis' for Thanksgiving