At the cemetery, Maxie prepared to take a handful of prescription pills when Robin called out to Maxie. Maxie assumed that Robin was a ghost sent by Georgie, so she ordered Robin to stay away. Maxie conceded that Georgie had been right to send Robin because Maxie felt responsible for Robin's death and therefore would be more apt to listen to Robin, but Maxie wasn't interested in being talked out of her plans. Robin tried to clarify that she wasn't a ghost, but Maxie was too caught up in blaming herself for Robin's death to listen.
Frustrated, Robin slapped Maxie to shock Maxie into being quiet. Maxie rubbed her cheek and glared at Robin until it dawned on Maxie that she had felt the slap. Maxie reached out to touch Robin and realized that Robin wasn't a ghost. Robin smiled as she confirmed that she was real and then hugged Maxie.
Robin explained that the explosion had been a cover for Jerry to kidnap Robin, so Maxie hadn't been to blame for what had happened in the lab. Robin also added that even if the broken gas valve had caused the explosion it would have been an accident. Maxie admitted that others had told her the same thing, but she had needed to hear it from Robin.
Robin quietly asked what Maxie had intended to do with the pills. Maxie told Robin about the baby and the judge's decision to deny Maxie custody and visitation of the infant. Maxie conceded that she had acted without thinking and had hurt a lot of people, but Robin insisted that Maxie had acted out of love because Maxie had wanted to make everyone happy.
Maxie wondered if Robin truly believed that, so Robin assured Maxie that she did. Maxie appreciated that Robin saw things that way, but Maxie pointed out that Maxie still couldn't see her daughter for six months. Robin realized that it would be difficult, but she assured Maxie that the wait wouldn't be impossible. "How would you know?" Maxie snapped with irritation. Robin reminded Maxie that Robin had spent nearly two years away from Emma.
Maxie immediately apologized for the thoughtless remark and suggested that it was another example of Maxie's selfishness. Robin waved away Maxie's apology as she explained that she had simply wanted Maxie to know that Robin understood what Maxie was going through. Robin was confident that Maxie was a lot stronger than Maxie realized.
Maxie smiled and admitted that she couldn't believe that Robin had found her when Maxie had needed Robin the most. Robin explained that she had stopped by the cemetery to look at the memorial but had felt a presence that had eventually guided her to Maxie. Maxie was glad and hugged Robin again.
Maxie was curious why Robin wasn't with Patrick and Emma, so Robin told Maxie about what had transpired at the church during Patrick's wedding. Maxie was concerned that Patrick had married Sabrina, but Robin explained that Emma had seen Robin before the wedding ceremony had ended. Robin confided that she didn't know who Patrick wanted to be with because it was clear that Patrick had genuine feelings for Sabrina.
Maxie insisted that Patrick was Robin's husband, so Robin needed to fight for him. Robin agreed, but she wanted a promise from Maxie first. Robin implored Maxie to never touch the pills again because Robin couldn't take the pain of losing Maxie. Maxie agreed by assuring Robin that they would both be around for a long time.
At Carlos' apartment, Patrick stopped short when he saw Carlos and Sabrina kissing. Patrick quickly recovered from his surprise and stepped forward to shove Carlos away from Sabrina. Patrick ordered Carlos to keep his hands off of Sabrina, but Carlos refused to apologize. Patrick questioned what kind of man would take advantage of Sabrina when she had been in a vulnerable state, so Carlos assured Patrick that he was twice the man that Patrick was.
Sabrina stepped between the men and asked them to back off, but Patrick continued the seethe with anger. Sabrina explained that she had bumped into Carlos on the pier and that they had returned to his place for drinks, nothing else. Sabrina conceded that Carlos had kissed her, but she assured Patrick that she had only responded out of reflex.
Patrick asked Sabrina to collect her things, so they could leave, but Carlos was curious why Patrick thought that Sabrina would leave with Patrick after Patrick had stranded Sabrina at the altar. Sabrina warned Carlos to stay out of it, but Carlos insisted that she had made it his business when she had cried on his shoulder. Carlos reminded Sabrina that he had warned her that Patrick would forget all about Sabrina when Robin showed up.
Patrick denied it, but Carlos was curious if Patrick was there to tell Sabrina who Patrick had chosen. Sabrina informed Carlos that it was unfair to expect Patrick to sort everything out within twenty-four hours. She assured Patrick that the last thing that she wanted to do was to make him have to choose between her and Robin, but she agreed with Carlos that she deserved an answer. Patrick looked pained as he explained that he needed time, but he promised her that he had never meant to hurt her.
Carlos accused Patrick of seeing Sabrina as a consolation prize, so Carlos announced that he would take Sabrina home. Sabrina made it clear to Carlos that she was a grown woman and perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
After Sabrina left, Carlos snickered, "Nice work, Doc." Patrick turned and punched Carlos. Carlos fell to the ground, so Patrick kneeled down to explain that he was obligated to warn Carlos that a head injury could mess with a person's sense of direction. Patrick made it clear that he would kill Carlos if Carlos went near Sabrina.
Later, Sabrina stood in her living room as she pulled her hair back and put on her glasses. Someone knocked on the door so Sabrina opened the door. She was stunned when she saw Robin standing on the doorstep.
Ellie was relieved when Spinelli arrived at her apartment. She wondered what had taken him so long, so he explained that he had been forced to find a babysitter for his daughter, since Maxie wasn't allowed to be around the baby. Ellie apologized, but Spinelli assured her that it was okay. However, he hoped that Maxie wouldn't show up while Mercedes was watching the baby.
Spinelli changed the subject by asking why Ellie had been eager to see him. Ellie explained that she had big news and then revealed that she had been offered her dream job. Spinelli was delighted for Ellie, but she admitted that she couldn't take the job because it was in Portland, Oregon, and she wasn't interested in having a long-distance relationship with Spinelli. Spinelli admitted that it might not be necessary.
Ellie was shocked when Spinelli offered to pack up the baby and move to Portland with Ellie. He admitted that the city's reputation appealed to his quirky nature. Ellie loved the idea of Spinelli and the baby moving to Portland with her, but she wondered how they could do that to Maxie. "Do what to Maxie?" Maxie asked as she suddenly appeared in the doorway.
In Franco's hotel suite, Carly suggested that she and Franco order lunch from room service. Franco wanted to go to the restaurant, but Carly balked. She told Franco about the recent events in the restaurant when Jerry Jacks had briefly held her mother hostage. Carly realized that she would have to break the news about Jerry to Jax and Lady Jane, but she wanted to put it off for a while longer.
Carly changed the subject by asking what had been going on with Franco. He told her about his father's visit and Scott's desire to distance himself from Franco to protect Scott's political career. Carly admitted that she had tried to give Scott the benefit of the doubt, but Scott had always been a weasel and hadn't deserved it.
However, Carly felt bad for Franco, so she suggested that perhaps Scott would have a change of heart. Franco was surprised by Carly's optimism, so she told him about her own adoption and her rocky relationship with her birth father. She admitted that her father had been a federal prosecutor who had tried to put Sonny behind bars, so there had been friction between her and her father in the beginning, but they had eventually gotten past it.
Carly went on to reveal that her father had been killed in a shootout, prompting Franco to wonder what the point of her story was. Carly explained that not everyone could have a Ward Cleaver or a Cliff Huxtable for a father; in Carly's case, she'd had "Arnie Becker" for a father.
Carly urged Franco to focus on the good things in his life, so he reminded her of who his mother was and his dire financial situation. Carly kissed Franco and assured him that she was there for him. Franco confessed that she made his life worth living and then led her to the bedroom and made love to her.
Later, Carly snuggled with Franco under the covers and mentioned Heather. Franco suggested that they set some ground rules -- starting with not discussing his mother while they were in bed. Carly giggled but admitted that she wanted to know if he had heard from Heather.
Franco recalled his last encounter with Heather when two orderlies from the Miscavige Institute had led her away. Heather had promised Franco that he would one day understand that everything that she had done, she had done for Franco. However, he decided not to share that memory with Carly, so he claimed that he hadn't heard a peep from Heather since the fiasco at the art gallery. Carly was relieved that Heather was locked up. "After all, what can Heather do to me from Miscavige?" Carly asked with a serene smile.
Meanwhile, Heather skulked outside of Franco's suite. She made certain that the coast was clear and then called Franco, pretending to work for the dean of Port Charles University. Heather claimed that they were interested in hiring Franco to work in the art department and asked to meet him right away. Franco agreed.
Later, Carly was impressed when Franco emerged from the bathroom, dressed for his job interview. She wished him luck and offered to wait for him. Franco suggested that she order room service and then left.
Carly slipped into the bathroom to take a shower as Heather used a keycard to enter Franco's suite. Heather slowly made her way to Franco's bedroom and then removed a large knife from her purse.
In the courthouse hallway, Ava left Carlos a voicemail message asking him to return her call because she was concerned about him. Ava knew that Sabrina had gotten married the previous day.
Nearby, Sonny rounded the corner as he wrapped up a phone call. Ava's eyes rounded with fear when she saw Sonny, but she quickly masked it behind a pleasant smile. Sonny offered her a cold greeting and made it clear that he resented her and her brother turning his son against him. Sonny warned Ava that she and Julian didn't have any reason to act smug because Sonny intended to strike back at them. Rattled, Ava asked what that was supposed to mean.
Sonny pointed out that Danny didn't need Ava's bone marrow, so Ava reminded Sonny that she was Kiki's mother. Sonny shrugged, confident that Kiki wouldn't mourn her mother for long. Ava quickly reminded Sonny that he needed her because she had been called to testify against A.J. about the night of Connie's murder. Ava assured Sonny that she intended to keep her promise to him, so there wasn't any reason for them to be enemies.
In the courtroom, Diane thanked Michael and Kiki for attending A.J.'s trial. Diane was delighted that the judge had deemed Scott's security footage as inadmissible, but Scott clarified that it was because the tapes hadn't been complete, not because A.J. had been innocent. Scott admitted that he would give his right arm to find out where the rest of the security footage had disappeared to.
Later, the judge invited Scott to call his next witness. Kiki and Michael were stunned when Scott called Ava to the stand. After Ava was sworn in, she testified that A.J. had been infuriated and ranting about Connie on the night of the murder. "I have no doubt that he killed her," Ava added. Diane objected, so the judge warned Ava to refrain from sharing her opinion.
Meanwhile, Michael was curious if Ava had mentioned to Kiki that she would be testifying. Kiki admitted that she had been avoiding her mother's phone calls, so Ava hadn't had a chance.
After Scott finished questioning Ava, Diane asked if Ava had any proof of who had killed Connie. Ava thought about the Metro Court Security DVDs that she had burned on the pier. "No, I don't," Ava replied.
Later, Kiki caught up with her mother in the hallway. "What the hell was that?" Kiki asked. Ava claimed that she had just been telling the truth, but Kiki didn't believe her mother. Ava refused to fight with her daughter, so she suggested that they go somewhere for lunch to talk. Kiki refused to leave Michael's side, so she returned to the courtroom.
In the courtroom, Sonny asked for a moment of Michael's time. Sonny pointed out that A.J.'s trial hadn't gone well for A.J., so Sonny urged Michael to be prepared for the worst because A.J. would be going down. Michael resented Sonny's remarks, but A.J. conceded that Sonny was right.
Moments later, Scott called a ballistics expert to the stand; the expert testified that A.J.'s fingerprints had been found on the gun that had been taken into evidence. A.J. was surprised when Diane declined to question the witness. She explained to A.J. that the expert's evidence had been circumstantial, so questioning the man would give his evidence credence.
Scott rested his case, so the judge invited Diane to call her first witness. Diane announced that she didn't have any witnesses to call. A.J. objected and demanded an opportunity to testify.
In the hallway, Shawn told Sonny that Carlos was not related to Lily Rivera. Pleased, Sonny instructed Shawn to proceed with the plan as they had discussed.