On the patio outside Sonny's house, Mike let out a deep breath. As he looked off into the distance, Michael joined him outside to make sure that he was okay. Mike declined to return inside, saying first that he was "busy" and then later saying that "the atmosphere's getting a little thick inside." Mike turned his attention to a bunch of bushes in the corner of the yard. Michael told Mike that the plants were rose bushes that grew from cuttings from Lila's roses.
Mike smiled, saying that Lila "has a heart of gold. Everything she touches blossoms -- except that son of a gun she's married to." Mike went on to call Edward a "pisser of a guy" and laughed as he said he didn't know how Lila was able to put up with Edward. Michael appeared uncomfortable and paused for a few moments when Mike asked how Edward and Lila were doing. Michael told Mike that Edward and Lila had passed away. Mike nervously laughed and said that he knew that Edward and Lila had died.
Inside, Sonny looked out the window at his father. Carly called out to him and announced that the social worker she'd told him about, Stella Henry, had arrived to talk to them. Stella introduced herself and stated that she was very sorry for their family's difficulties. Promising not to sugarcoat anything, Stella warned that "an Alzheimer's diagnosis is completely life-changing -- and not just for the diagnosed." Stella assured Sonny and Carly that she would do everything in her power to help Mike. Stella stated that she'd met with many families in situations similar to Sonny and Carly's, noting that she was up to date on the latest coping strategies.
Before getting too involved, Stella asked Carly and Sonny to tell her a little bit about how Mike had been doing. Sonny was silent and barely acknowledged Stella's remarks. Carly stepped in and offered a bit of a recap: Mike had been living in Brooklyn until recently, and they were not sure how long Mike had been experiencing symptoms. Sonny eventually spoke up, admitting that he had not had contact with his father for some time. Stella thought it might be best to focus on Mike's long-term care.
Sonny walked outside and told Mike that he had someone that he wanted Mike to meet. Mike returned inside and talked with Stella. Stella explained that she wanted Mike to help make decisions about his future care with "the clarity you have now." Mike asked what would happen if, down the road, he did not like the decisions that were made that day. Carly and Sonny said that they would be there for him.
Sonny handed Mike a paper that he wanted Mike to sign, one that would allow them to help Mike. "It's a power of attorney," Mike snapped, asking, "You want me to sign my life away?" Mike angrily stated that Sonny had cost him everything -- a job he was good at and a woman he loved. Michael finally stepped in and stated that Sonny was not to blame -- Alzheimer's was. Michael compared the situation to having to pick a guardian for his child in the event that something were to happen to him. Mike asked, "So, who am I in this situation? Am I you… or am I a helpless, unborn child?" Mike angrily stormed off. Both Michael and Carly wanted to chase after him, but Sonny stopped them. "This is on me," Sonny explained.
Outside, Mike urged Sonny to try to see things from his perspective. Sonny questioned if Mike was afraid to trust him. Mike said that wasn't the case. The two men, sobbing, shared an embrace. Meanwhile, back inside, Carly grumbled that she and Sonny should have been better prepared for the meeting. Stella consoled her, saying that it was impossible to prepare someone "to lose control of their life."
Stella stepped out to get some pamphlets from her car. While she was away, Michael and Carly had a brief chat. He told his mother that he was moving on from Nelle. In fact, he had a date. Carly remarked that Nelle would probably lose it when she learned of Michael's date. Michael explained that the date might help Nelle understand that, other than the baby, they no longer had a future together.
Stella returned with some literature just as Mike and Sonny reentered the house. Without saying a word, Mike walked over to the power of attorney papers and picked them up. He looked around for a moment before declaring that he needed a pen. Michael walked over to hand him a pen, prompting Mike to ask Michael if he could turn around for a moment. Mike then used Michael's back as a makeshift desk so that he could sign the paperwork. Mike then made Michael promise him to "live a long, full life" but to "never get old."
Before leaving, Stella privately told Sonny that Mike's Alzheimer's was going to take its toll on the entire family. She then urged him to seek out support if he needed it. "I'll be fine," Sonny replied. "I see. You'd rather die than accept help," Stella replied with a smirk. Sonny laughed heartily. "Alzheimer's doesn't bend to anyone's will. Not even yours," Stella said then added, "You can't help your father if you can't help yourself."
At the police station, Anna arrived looking for Jordan. Jordan showed up and apologized for running late. Anna offered to help Jordan, and a straight-faced Jordan handed her a manila folder and announced that Anna could help her "deal with Henrik Faison." As the pair entered an interrogation room, Jordan ceded that she had nothing on Henrik -- just allegations that Henrik had paid Dr. Klein to keep Jason in a Russian clinic. On top of that, Klein had vanished.
Jordan stated that she didn't have the time or resources to find Henrik or to even prove that Henrik existed. Jordan said that the WSB had been asking her for information. Anna apologized, saying that the WSB's demands for information were all her fault; Anna had been asking the WSB for information, and the organization, in turn, had then been pressing Jordan for information.
As he looked over Peter August's medical records, Griffin recalled a conversation he'd had with Anna about Faison's "other son" and that child's risk of having Huntington's disease. He then remembered that Peter had approached him with concerns that Peter's father had Huntington's disease. His deep thoughts were interrupted when Peter knocked on Griffin's office door. Peter wanted to know if his test results were in. Griffin nodded and replied that Peter's genetic workup showed that Peter did not have Huntington's disease.
Griffin urged Peter to go back to living his life because there was no chance that Peter could pass Huntington's disease on to his children, if he should choose to have them. A relieved Peter thanked Griffin for all that he'd done. Before Peter could leave, Griffin explained that while Peter was in the clear, other members of Peter's family could still be at risk for Huntington's disease. Peter replied that what remained of his family had died with his father. He also noted that he'd had a brother that he'd never met who had also died.
Elsewhere in the hospital, Nina read a magazine article about childbirth and some of the positions in which women choose to deliver their babies. One, which suggested that women preferred to kneel so that they could catch their baby, prompted Nina to ask, "Really? Is that a thing?" Maxie had been lost in her own thoughts and didn't hear a word Nina had said. Maxie apologized for being elsewhere, saying that she just wanted everything to be over so that all of her questions could be answered and all of her fears calmed. Maxie also expressed her sadness that she'd be raising a child alone.
Nina quickly promised that Maxie was not alone. Nina said that Maxie needed a distraction, but clearly the magazine wasn't helping. Nina then looked off into the distance and nudged Maxie with her elbow. A possible distraction had just landed in their laps. A doctor showed up to discuss Maxie's test results with her.
Elizabeth questioned why Sam was so anxious to find Franco. Sam explained that Drew was missing and that she believed Franco was somehow involved in the disappearance. Sam then vowed that if Franco had done anything to Drew, she would take Franco out herself. Elizabeth questioned why Sam would think that Franco would do anything to harm Drew. "Because he's Franco," Sam replied. Elizabeth insisted that she cared for Drew, adding "probably more than you do." Sam was outraged at the comment and demanded an explanation.
Elizabeth recalled Sam telling Jason that she hadn't yet told Drew that she was still in love with Jason. To Sam, Elizabeth claimed that she'd meant that she wanted to help but that Sam was complicating things. Sam apologized before telling Elizabeth that Drew had not returned home the night before and that she couldn't find him. Elizabeth asked if Sam had checked to see if Drew had checked into the hospital. Sam said she'd already asked Epiphany, and Drew was not answering his phone. When asked why Sam thought Franco was involved, Sam explained that when she'd last spoken to Drew, Drew had said that he was "dealing with Franco."
Elizabeth admitted that she hadn't seen Franco, but she didn't expect to see him because they had gotten into a fight. She assumed that Franco would be holed up in his studio. The two women bickered over who might be in more danger, Franco or Drew, before Elizabeth started to walk away. Sam called out to Elizabeth, who turned and told Sam that she didn't care who went after whom… she wanted to find Drew and Franco.
Peter found Maxie finishing up a phone call. He asked her if everything was okay. Maxie smiled and said that the test results had been negative; her baby did not have Huntington's disease. Peter embraced her and celebrated the good news. "Once again, I am blubbering all over you" Maxie said, and she smiled as she stepped away. Maxie mentioned that Nina had been with her, and Peter quickly suggested that he should be on his way because Nina was very protective of Maxie.
Later, Griffin found Nina sobbing in a waiting area of the hospital. Nina said that Maxie had just gotten back the results of her baby's test for Huntington's disease. Nina poked fun at herself for crying over good news. "Honestly, I feel like now is the first time that I can breathe," Nina said. Nina recalled that night and how she had run past Peter toward Faison's room. Griffin stopped her and asked why Peter had been at the hospital that night.
Elizabeth and Sam arrived at the police station to talk to Jordan, but she brushed them off because she was busy. When the two women said that Drew and Franco were missing, they captured Jordan's attention. Sam and Elizabeth were light on details but said they know that Jim Harvey had told Drew about "some sort of an incident" that had happened between Drew and Franco when they'd been kids. Jordan wondered how Jim Harvey was connected to Drew and Franco. The only way to find that out, Sam said, would be to locate Franco and Drew.
Jordan said that she could not waste the department's resources on two men that had only been missing for a few hours. Jordan did, however, have advice for Sam and Elizabeth: they should watch out for Jim Harvey and not believe a word out of his mouth. After Jordan walked away, Sam and Elizabeth exchanged worried looks. Sam hinted that she'd felt something wasn't quite right with Jim Harvey's story but admitted that she'd been too distracted by other matters to give it any thought. Sam started to walk off, but Elizabeth announced that she was going with Sam. Sam shot her down, saying that she worked alone. "You don't have to like it, but we're on the same side," Elizabeth countered. Sam grudgingly accepted Elizabeth's help but said that once they found Franco and Drew, Elizabeth was on her own.
At the gallery, Nelle had the MyFace tribute page to Morgan Corinthos opened on her laptop as she opened up a package. When Ava showed up, Nelle quickly closed the laptop so that Ava could not see what she had been working on. Nelle noted that business was really slow but offered a bit of an upside: the damage from the earthquake wasn't as bad as it could have been. She handed Ava a binder with some reports. Ava looked over the reports and praised Nelle for her hard work.
Ava made her way toward the box that Nelle had been opening, but Nelle cut her off. The package, Nelle announced, was part of her plan to "neutralize Carly." Ava was surprised to learn that Nelle and Carly had had some sort of "reconciliation" over the baby. "Wonders never cease," Ava replied with a sour look on her face. Ava asked if Nelle had ever considered that Carly might back off if Nelle backed off. "Carly can be a very formidable adversary," Ava warned, noting that if Nelle's plan failed, there could be trouble for Nelle. Ava suggested that Nelle not rock the boat because Nelle was so close to getting everything that she wanted. "I'll have what I want when Carly is out of the way once and for all," Nelle responded.
Later, Nelle removed a gray scarf from the box on her desk. She then used scissors and dirt to distress the scarf before ultimately using the scissors to cut herself so that she could add blood to the scarf. "This is gonna hurt you much more than it hurts me, Carly," Nelle growled.
At Metro Court, Andre found Anna sipping tea. Anna vented that she was going to fire off a stern email to the director of the WSB for not doing any research of their own into Henrik. "This ding-dong… this genius… he decided to push for an update from the PCPD, who, incidentally, don't even have any proof that Henrik Faison even exists." Anna labeled the highly placed officer "bloody incompetent or criminally lazy." A stern Andre silenced Anna and told her that he didn't care about the WSB -- he cared about her.
Anna explained that she felt a need to track down Henrik in order to tell him that he might be suffering from a fatal genetic illness. Andre, however, felt Anna needed to take a step back. Finding Henrik, he said, could also put Anna and her entire family in danger. He also asked if Anna would turn Henrik in if it were determined that Henrik was just as criminally involved as Faison. Anna blamed herself for the path that Henrik had chosen. Had she not given Henrik up without looking back, Faison might never have found him. However, Anna admitted that she did not know what she would do if she did manage to track down her son.
Back in his office, Griffin paged through Peter's medical file. He then placed a call to Brad, saying that he needed a rush on a paternity test.
• Brad questions why the paternity test is so important to Griffin
• Sam and Elizabeth show up at Jim's door
• Olivia tells Ned that Jim Harvey needs to be held accountable
• Jason wants to know the real reason that Anna is so invested in finding Henrik
• Maxie asks Peter about something he's working on