zzzzzmissing Quartermaine heir, his hopes had been dashed when the young woman in question revealed herself to be an actress hired by Luke to bamboozle Spinelli. Sam told Spinelli to look on the bright side because it meant that the real heir, Lauren, was still out there.
Sam offered comfort and ice cream to Spinelli who continued to chafe at how easily Luke had fooled him. Sam told Spinelli about her trip to New York with Carly and their attempts to locate Morgan and Michael. Sam told Spinelli that she had not found the boys, but she had run across Dr. Silas Clay, brother to Steven Clay. Sam showed Spinelli a hospital photo of the doctor. Spinelli noted that Silas looked eerily similar to serial killer Steven, who had thought he was a vampire and had kidnapped Sam in the belief that Sam was his long-lost love.
Sam said that what got to her about Silas was that he had shown no interest or affect upon learning that his brother was dead and had left behind a child, Rafe, who was Silas' nephew and was motherless because Steven Clay had killed Rafe's mother. Sam added that she did not want to tell Rafe and make him feel even more rejected. Spinelli agreed with her.
Spinelli said that the ice cream had made him feel better, just as Sam had predicted. After Spinelli left the penthouse, Sam peered at the photo of Silas Clay until someone rang the doorbell. Sam's visitor was a surprise to her.
In New York City, Kiki looked at her phone and a photo of a kiss between herself and Morgan. When Kiki's mother, Ava, arrived home, Kiki told Ava about everything that had happened while Ava had been gone, including that Morgan had been beaten up by thugs, Michael's arrival on the scene and subsequent trip with Morgan to the emergency room, and Sonny's ultimate rescue when the thugs had returned for the second time.
Ava was astounded by Kiki's announcements and called Kiki by her full name, Lauren Katherine Jerome. Ava said that she was relieved that Sonny had found Morgan. Ava told Kiki that she had advised Morgan to get help from his parents. Kiki said that she had found Sonny very calm but terrifying. Kiki added that Sonny had practically dragged Morgan out by his ear and home to Port Charles.
Ava asked if Kiki meant Port Charles, New York. Kiki was intrigued as Ava sat silently, oblivious to Kiki, and remembered her conversation with Luke when he had told her about the missing Quartermaine heir. Kiki aggressively shook Ava out of her reverie by asking Ava what she knew about Port Charles. Ava shrugged it off and said she had heard the name on the news because of the story about the "hellish relish." Kiki accepted the explanation.
Ava turned the conversation back to Morgan. Kiki was glad that Morgan was out of trouble, but she told Ava that she missed him. Ava told Kiki not to give up on Morgan. Kiki was surprised that her mom approved of her boyfriend. Ava said that she had gotten to know Morgan while he stayed at their apartment, and he seemed nice. Later, when Ava was alone, she recalled the details of her conversation with Luke about the Quartermaine heir.
Carly paced Michael's apartment until Sonny showed up with Michael and Morgan in tow. Morgan was only slightly chastened. Carly told Morgan that since she knew he would live, she would kill him herself. Morgan said he was sorry for worrying them, but Carly said that "sorry" did not cut it, but she did not even know where to start.
Sonny suggested that they start with the gambling. Carly wanted to know what had happened and why Morgan had not called his parents for help. Morgan said that he had wanted to take care of it himself and that his girlfriend had been helping. Sonny told Carly that the girl's name was Katherine Jerome, but she was called Kiki. He explained to Morgan and Michael that the Jerome family had once upon a time been players on the Port Charles mob front.
Morgan was defiant and did not take the danger he had been in seriously. He joked about Michael. Morgan was convinced that he and Michael could have handled the thugs who had been trying to roust him when Sonny had arrived. Carly vehemently insisted that Michael needed to stay out of trouble that could send him back to prison and chastised Morgan for putting Michael in such a position. Michael said that he had not been able to stand by while thugs beat up his brother and his brother's girlfriend. Sonny said that the thugs would not be calling the police, so the point was moot.
Sonny and Carly started arguing over where Morgan would stay. Morgan told the bickering duo that he did not like to hear them fight. Morgan suggested that his parents compromise and let him stay with Michael. That seemed like a fine solution to everyone but Michael, who gave his reluctant agreement. After Sonny and Carly left, Morgan grabbed his backpack and said he was going back to New York to be with Kiki. Before Michael could stop him, someone knocked on the door. When Michael opened it, Kiki was on the other side.
A blond man, who bore a striking resemblance to Todd Manning, arrived at Ferncliff to see Heather. A guard escorted the man to an interview room, where Heather was waiting. The man and Heather were very chummy as they exchanged pleasantries and seemed to be the best of friends.
The blond man and Heather got down to business when Heather asked him why he was visiting after "all this time." The man said that he needed to talk about Samantha Morgan. Heather ranted that she could not stand Sam because Sam had failed to deliver a letter to Heather's son, Steve, as Sam had promised to do in exchange for the information that Heather had given Sam.
The blond man merely noted that Sam had paid for her mistake. The man said that he had made Sam suffer, and he wanted to make amends, but as Heather knew, the man had been forced to leave town before he could do so. Heather did not want to help Sam, but acquiesced when the man told Heather that she would be helping him, not Sam. The blond man clasped Heather's hands and said that they shared a bond after all they had been through together. Heather smiled back and agreed, coyly stating, "As if I could ever say no to you." The blond man was gone when a guard escorted Heather back to her room. When the guard inquired about the identity of Heather's visitor, she smiled and said, "Just an old friend."
At Wyndemere, Lucy phoned Scott with the bad news that the mayor would not be available to perform the wedding ceremony for Scott and Laura. When it looked like the wedding would be called off, Lesley announced that she had used the Internet to obtain a license to perform wedding ceremonies and had, in fact, performed a valid ceremony for Wiccan friends. Scott and Laura were satisfied with Lesley's credential, so she stepped in for the mayor.
The ceremony went on as planned. Both Scott and Laura seemed very happy to be wed. Lulu had a memory of herself in a white dress, carrying red flowers. Dante noticed, but when Dante questioned Lulu, she denied remembering anything. Lulu went to Laura and Scott and congratulated them. Lulu apologized for not remembering them. Laura told Lulu that it was okay.
Laura said that she loved Lulu no matter what and that it had made Laura very happy that Lulu had attended. Lulu said that she was getting uncomfortable and needed to leave. Laura told Lulu to go and that she understood. Dante wanted to leave with Lulu, but Lulu wanted to be alone, so Dante remained behind.
Scott and Laura cut the cake. When Scott made the toast, he said that true love only got better with age. Everyone applauded. Both A.J. and Nikolas offered cake to Elizabeth, but she walked away from both of them. When Dante fretted to Lesley about Lulu, Lesley suggested that Lulu might be suffering from psychological as well as physical trauma. Lesley told Dante that there might be aspects of Lulu's past that she did not want to remember.
Lulu went to the Haunted Star, where she was beginning to get a grasp on the fragment of memory that she had almost recalled earlier. Before Lulu could retrieve the memory, the blond man boarded the boat.
As Luke downed a glass of scotch, Tracy said that she did not want to lose Luke to drinking again. Tracy admitted that she cared a lot about Luke. Luke said he cared a lot about Tracy also. Luke grabbed Tracy and gave her a long, slow smooch. Tracy pulled back and wanted to know what Luke was doing. Luke said he thought that they were having a moment. Tracy questioned whether it was a moment or a diversion to get her off the topic of Luke's drinking.
Luke agreed that he would try to divert her from his drinking, but denied that it was the reason that he had kissed her. Tracy told Luke to enlighten her. Luke asked the reason for "all the ruckus." He pointed out that they had been married and had kissed all the time. Tracy said that they had been married a long time before. She asked Luke if he had forgotten what obstacles that they had overcome to forge their friendship. She cautioned him about throwing a pothole in their path and warned that there would be no casual kissing.
Tracy kept at Luke until he admitted that Laura was getting married and that was why he had kissed Tracy. Tracy was on fire and let Luke know that she did not appreciate being a substitute for Laura. Luke explained that he was not interested in getting Laura back, because their relationship had been over a long time before. Luke said that he had not been thinking about Laura but about what Scott had said to him.
Luke said that he had been bothered when Scott had gleefully announced that while Scott and Laura would be safe and warm in old age, Luke would just become a lonely, doddering old coot. Luke added that when his globetrotting days were over, it would be nice to have someone to return home to. Luke told Tracy that he wanted her to be his home fire, his true north. Tracy did not melt; in fact, she resented being called a "fireplace." Tracy said that she did not want to be a safety net and keep the home fires burning until Luke got tired of traveling and having foreign adventures.
Luke saw it as a win-win. Luke did not see how it would be any different in the future that it was in that moment. Luke could imagine that if he and Tracy kept going in the direction that they were headed, they could easily end up together. Tracy agreed that if they followed that path, Luke would get to prove Scott wrong, but Tracy said that she wanted a lot more from a relationship than that.
Tracy said that she wanted a soul mate. Luke laughed and asked since when. Tracy told him since always. Tracy said that Luke had had Laura for a soul mate, but Tracy had never had that experience, and she wanted it. Tracy said that she wanted the dream because every woman dreamed of true love, and she would "be damned" if she gave up trying to find it before she drew her last dying breath.
Tracy got angry when she told Luke not to offer her dinner and then feed her crumbs. Tracy said that she wanted the whole meal and that she was not giving up until she got it. Luke was speechless and asked Tracy to give him a minute to collect his thoughts. Luke acknowledged that Tracy deserved the whole meal, but questioned if it was realistic to still carry such a grand romantic dream at her stage of life.
Tracy told Luke that it was not a dream and that she would like him to leave. She handed Luke a bottle of booze and said that the next time he wanted to cuddle up between adventures, he could cuddle up to the bottle. Tracy stormed out of the room and told Luke to see himself out.