Lulu ran into Ned and Olivia at Metro Court. They made small talk about Laura and Spencer, and Ned mentioned that he had been looking forward to running his campaign against Laura. "At least now you won't have to write a concession speech," Lulu said.
At a nearby table, Jordan and T.J. finished up brunch before Jordan had to head to the police station. She advised her son of the extra police detail that would be on site at the Charles Street protest, and of Curtis doing his best to investigate T.J.'s landlord. Ned and Olivia wandered over and after asking about T.J.'s exams, Ned offered to foot the brunch bill. He called it an investment in the future. Jordan refused and pointed out that it would be inappropriate for the police commissioner to accept such a payment from the mayoral candidate.
Anna headed to the interrogation room at the police station after getting off of the phone with Robert. She reminded him to have the emails between Sinclair and Sonny diverted to her without anyone noticing. She found Dante and Nathan in uniform, and they explained that they would be doing extra duty at the protest. Anna looked at the display of photos pinned up on the wall. Faison's photo was in the center, and he was surrounded by photos of everyone else who had been in contact with him and who could be again.
Nathan spoke about drawing his father out of hiding, and Anna suggested that Faison had the ability to anticipate what others thought. Dante thought that Liesl would be a target, and the man was probably still obsessed with Anna. Jason and Drew were both added to the mix, and there was a photo of Britt. Jordan arrived, and Anna mentioned that they could add someone else to the display. She revealed that Faison had another son who would be Nathan's half-brother. She had learned this from Liesl who had shown up on her doorstep and had been quite drunk. Anna also disclosed the information obtained from the unfinished manuscript attributed to P.K. Sinclair and found in the hotel room with Britt. It had spoken of a son who wanted to kill his father. P.K. Sinclair had been Faison's pseudonym.
Nathan tacked up a blank sheet of paper on the wall next to the others. "My brother," he said. He couldn't believe that his mother had been drunk. Jordan explained that Liesl had been gone from Anna's house, and Anna mentioned that she had received a text message from Liesl stating that she was okay. Nathan kept trying to reach Liesl on the phone without success. He wondered if Faison might still be around. Anna claimed to have a plan that involved Sonny, and she left. Jordan and Dante believed that Anna was hiding something.
Jordan informed Nathan that she'd arranged around-the-clock protection for Maxie, and Dante confided that he was happy that Lulu had finished her writing assignment on Faison. The guys were ready to sign out a car for the rally, and Nathan was still unable to get his mother on the phone. Dante didn't think that Faison would leave Port Charles until he got what it was he was looking for.
Lulu made her way to the Aurora office and visited with Peter. She was upset that she'd been assigned a story on a cat show after her major interview with Nathan. Lulu explained that she believed that Faison would be in hiding on Spoon Island as he had in the past, and with her familiarity with the island, she thought that she would be able to flesh him out and have him captured. She informed Peter that her brother had owned Wyndemere, and she had spent much time there.
Peter informed Lulu that he wasn't willing to undermine her editor, and he also couldn't overstep his authority. Lulu declared that she had a plan, and she did her best to persuade Peter to change her assignment. The property was empty with Valentin and Nina away, and she had a good excuse for going to the island. Peter reminded her that she'd be trespassing. Without going into the long story, Lulu revealed that she shared a daughter with Valentin Cassadine, and she would be able to use the excuse that Charlotte was in need of some item. Peter looked forward to hearing Lulu's long story at another time. Lulu wanted to follow the "breadcrumbs" that Faison may have left on the island.
After Lulu continued to try to persuade Peter to see her side of things, Peter reluctantly told Lulu that she could do whatever she wanted on her own time but to be careful. Lulu left, and he received a phone call from Anna who wanted to meet with him.
Anna arrived, and she and Peter shook hands. Anna took a seat and explained that she wanted to have a second story done on Faison. Peter suggested that perhaps there was already one in the works, but Anna wanted a story with some distorted facts in order to trap Faison. She mentioned Faison's second son, and Peter asked how she knew about him. Anna replied that it was classified. She wanted to lure Faison to a fake meeting with the son. Peter admitted that while he'd love to help, he couldn't compromise the newspaper and his ethics. Though Anna had met with Drew and Sam previously, he was in charge while the couple was on their honeymoon, he said.
Anna could only hope that no one was killed due to Peter's lack of aid. Peter wanted proof that another son existed, and he wanted her sources. Anna declared that it was all a matter of public safety, and her reasons were more important than his demand for the truth. He adamantly refused to help as he couldn't have the newspaper promote a deception. Anna refused to shake his hand again and as she left, she wondered why Peter didn't want to help. Peter sat down behind his desk again after Anna was gone. He looked thoughtful.
Anna received an updated email reply from Sinclair to Sonny and Spinelli's email address. Sinclair wanted to meet that night.
Molly and Alexis arrived at Charlie's Pub, and Julian cheerfully asked about T.J.'s and Kiki's exams. Alexis suggested that they go to court against Molly's landlord but Molly preferred that her mother take Laura's place and run for mayor instead. Julian thought it was a good idea, and Molly smiled though she couldn't believe she and Julian were in agreement. They both ganged up on Alexis and tried to convince her without success. Alexis thought that some of the problems at City Hall had been Julian's fault to begin with but Molly reminded her mother that Julian was presently a "legitimate business owner."
Julian noted that the people in the area were both his neighbors and his customers. T.J. arrived and announced that the landlord had locked everyone out of the building, and all of their belongings were inside. Alexis declared that it hadn't been legal with notice, and the group worried about people losing their homes. Molly and T.J. were the lucky ones to be able to stay with Alexis.
Ned and Olivia walked up to the pub, and Ned announced that he was fortunate to have Olivia on his side. Olivia vowed to let him know if he misspoke. They headed inside though Julian asked if they wanted to sit at a table outside in the cold. The group began to take shots at Ned who fielded all of their gripes and comments. He announced that he wanted Alexis to chair a committee to oversee the redevelopment of the area once it passed on the ballot.
Molly suggested that Ned campaign against the ballot question instead and save Charles Street. Ned thought the redevelopment of the area would be beneficial. Molly and T.J. spoke of their locked apartment building and the fake gas leak. As everyone continued their arguing, Alexis demanded to know about the arena that would be built without the public even noticing. Ned mentioned the corporate naming rights, and Olivia added that the funding would be private. Alexis called them out and cited other costs that the public would incur. Ned claimed to miss Laura and pointed out that while some things would be destroyed, new and good things would be built. He thought that the people and businesses of the neighborhood would thrive.
Ned was sorry they couldn't agree, and he would always welcome Alexis' suggestions after he won the election. Alexis noted that she was not making suggestions but stating her political platform. She decided to run for mayor.
In a barn on Spoon Island, Faison yelled at Liesl and pointed menacingly into her face. He told her that she could scream and shout for help as much as she wanted because there was no one to hear her. He accused her of lying because she had never told him about his son. "No more lies," he growled. Liesl replied that she would be willing to help him. Faison demanded that she give him his son but Liesl said that that was something she couldn't do. Faison asked about his son. "Our son is nothing like you," Liesl confirmed. She said that Nathan was good.
Faison tied Liesl's hands behind her as she sat on the floor. She was certain that Nathan would arrest Faison or use some type of deadly force to deter him. Faison left and shortly after, the barn door slowly opened. It was Lulu. She was surprised to see Liesl, and she quickly worked to try to undo the bindings. The knots were impossible to free, and Liesl urged her to look for something sharp. Lulu thought her best option would be to call Dante but as she tried to place the call, Faison returned. He grabbed her phone and shouted that Lulu should have stayed out of it. He wondered what he should do with her.
• Faison shouts at Lulu.
• Anna wants a favor from Sonny.
• Jason needs to find Faison’s son.
• Felicia wonders when Finn will tell Anna he loves her.