At the Crimson office, Maxie and Lulu tried to kill Lulu's interview with Nathan, but Lulu learned that her interview had already been posted to the wire services. Soon, everyone would know that Nathan was Faison's son. Maxie was beside herself with worry and fear, and she lashed out at Lulu, who tried to calm her down for the baby's sake. Peter walked in and sang Lulu's praises, but Maxie accused Lulu of only thinking of herself and her career. Peter pointed out that Nathan had known, and Nathan agreed. He had wanted the information shared. Suddenly, Maxie cried out in pain, and Nathan suggested they go to the hospital. Lulu offered to accompany them, but Maxie wouldn't hear of it. "What have I done?" Lulu lamented.
Kim and Julian flirted over the espresso machine at Charlie's Pub while Alexis and Diane stood and stared. Ava arrived, and all of the women looked on until Kim left. Ava taunted Alexis and noted that Alexis had turned into a pub regular. Alexis and Diane gathered their coats and headed for the door. They announced that they had left their ovens on. Ava asked her brother about the broken and boarded-up window in the back of the building, and Alexis returned after she overheard. She insisted that she was concerned because Molly lived across the street, and she thought that intimidation had been involved. Diane reminded Alexis of the oven, and they finally left.
Julian assured Ava that he wasn't worried about the brick through the window, and he was certain that Alexis had been at the pub frequently out of concern for Molly. Ava reminded him that his window had been broken, not Molly's. Julian informed his sister that Alexis had been dating a doctor. Ava wryly stated that she could see the appeal in that, and she wondered if Julian had moved on, as well. She teased Julian, who abruptly changed the subject and inquired about Griffin. Ava revealed that Griffin had arranged for further treatment to remove her facial scars. She thought that if she could have a new lease on life, Julian could too.
Carly looked for Kim at the hospital but ran into Bobbie instead. She showed Bobbie the box of condoms that had fallen out of Josslyn's book bag. Bobbie suggested that Carly not jump to conclusions, and noted that at least the box wasn't opened. She thought it would be better if Carly spoke to Josslyn, not Oscar's mother. Carly was agitated, and Bobbie told her to calm down. The women saw Kim, but the doctor advised Carly that she was busy. Carly showed her the box of condoms that had fallen from her daughter's backpack and declared that they belonged to Oscar.
Kim suggested that they might really belong to Josslyn. She thought that it was good that the kids were at least using protection. She agreed that they were too young to have sex but said at least they had been thinking. Kim added that she'd had a full discussion with Oscar on the subject. Carly snapped that Oscar had been the instigator, and Kim retorted that it could have been Josslyn's idea.
Carly and Kim agreed that they liked each other's child and would put on a "united front." Kim added that they could counsel their children, but the kids would do what they wanted. Kim received a page for an emergency patient and had to leave. Bobbie returned and said, "Motherhood. The job that never ends." She suggested that she and Carly go out for coffee and talking.
Kim met with Maxie and Nathan. After a sonogram, she advised the couple that all was well. She ordered Maxie to keep stress to a minimum and left. Maxie wondered how that would be possible, and Nathan assured her that nothing bad would happen. He hugged her and reminded her that their wedding anniversary was the next day. He was planning something special.
Anna waited at the nurses' station to make an appointment but saw Finn walking down the hallway with his head down. She walked his way, and they met by the elevator. "Dr. Finn," she said. He answered hi, and they had an awkward conversation, though they joked and teased like old times. Anna declared that she was getting back to normal, whatever that was, and Finn stated that while he'd thought it better that he moved out, he'd never had a chance to say goodbye.
Anna hoped Finn was happy, and he thanked her for understanding. Anna thought that it had been uncomfortable pretending to be a couple, and Cassandra was no longer a threat. Finn noted that the last he'd seen Anna, she'd had a gun and a clock. "Here we are," Finn said. Anna repeated it.
Anna promised that she hadn't meant to make Finn worry, but Finn declared that they were both back in their "natural habitat." Anna was teary as she held out her hand, and Finn grabbed it. They shook hands and wished each other well. Anna headed back to the nurses' station. Finn walked away.
Alexis and Finn met up to chat after a meeting. They joked, and Alexis admitted that guilt was helpful. Finn was impressed that she'd spoken at the meeting, and he handed her a doughnut for "legal tender." Alexis wondered what he'd have said if he had spoken. Finn said that he would have introduced himself and confessed to being scared. He'd found a cure for his wife's disease after she'd died, but he'd learned that he could care for others again. Then he'd lost Hayden and the baby, and he couldn't lose anyone again.
Finn wondered about Alexis' real addiction. Alexis confided that it was a who, not a what. The person made her make bad decisions, and she loved him. He was a hard habit to kick, she added. Finn decided that he was better off alone because that was when he was at his best. Alexis admitted to needing to keep her "eyes on the road" while Finn thought that he needed to stay out of the fast lane. They toasted with their doughnuts.
Josslyn and Oscar sat at a table in Kelly's and agreed they were both totally sure about something. They agreed that they had made the right decision. Oscar couldn't wait for the Mad Hatter's Ball. Bobbie and Carly arrived for their coffee, and Carly picked up a little hot pink mitten that had been lying on the ground. They reminisced about Josslyn and Lucas being young, and Bobbie advised her daughter that they couldn't keep them children forever. Carly peered through the door and saw Oscar and Josslyn. Bobbie thought that it might be a good time for Carly's mother and daughter talk.
Jason, Sonny, and Spinelli sat in Sonny's office at Pozzulo's. Spinelli couldn't help but gloat over his brilliant email to P.K. Sinclair, though all he said was that he'd loved the novel and wanted to see more. He received a quick response. "Who is this?" the reply said. Spinelli responded rapidly in return. He mentioned that they had something in common and the anagram of Faison's name, Isaac Refson. "Fact is stranger than fiction. We know who it really is. Your father," Spinelli concluded as he sent the email. Spinelli chuckled at his cleverness.
Just then, Diane walked in and asked what the guys were up to. She noted that she was billing Jason as her client and hoped that he had something left for her. His Port Charles holdings had taken a hit, she announced. She assumed that they were all familiar with the fact that Faison was Nathan's father. An agitated Spinelli jumped up. The men were all under the impression that that had been secret. He had to leave right away to check on Maxie.
Diane discussed the Faison situation with Sonny and Jason. If Faison saw Lulu's interview with Nathan, Faison would be on his way, and she hoped that if Jason and Sonny were to be arrested, they'd remain silent until she arrived. She mentioned that Sonny would be chatty, though Jason had been a nightmare in civil court. She was still angry at Jason for signing everything over to Sam. She had the paperwork, and Jason was officially divorced. Diane stated that she'd done the best she could under the circumstances. She and Jason began to argue. She thought that Jason had failed to make Sam happy because she would never be happy with Drew. Sam loved Jason, and even a lawyer could see that, Diane confirmed.
After Diane had gone, Sonny advised Jason that Diane was right most of the time, and Jason should go tell Sam he loved her. Spinelli's laptop beeped with the arrival of a new email. It said, "You mentioned a sequel. Clearly you haven't read the ending."
Felicia found Anna punching the bag at Volonino's Gym. She assumed that Faison was the reason for Anna's determined punches. She told Anna about the interview, and Anna called it unwise. She'd heard about Faison from Sonny and Jason, who had been conducting their own detective work in order to find Faison's other son. She had to keep her defenses up, Anna said firmly. Felicia agreed that Faison would be on the way to town.
Anna cried as she told Felicia that she'd enjoyed playing pretend couple with Finn. However, she figured that Finn would be a target, and she'd had to protect him. Felicia asked how Anna was protecting herself from herself, and she accused Anna of shutting off because of Faison. Anna had no choice, though she admitted to caring about Finn. She'd had to push him away for their sakes. She called Finn a knight in shining armor, but he only had sarcasm and medical research as his tools. Finn also couldn't know certain things about her.
Lulu was still in the Crimson office when Peter returned. Lulu cried that she had put her own needs first instead of thinking about Maxie and the baby. Peter advised her that her story had trended. As he hugged Lulu to comfort her, Spinelli arrived looking for Maxie. Lulu exclaimed that there was "no crying in journalism," and Spinelli sarcastically accused Peter of using the non-verbal European method of comfort.
Lulu introduced Spinelli to her boss, and Peter introduced himself to Spinelli. Lulu explained what had happened to Maxie. Peter left, and Spinelli lost control and accused Lulu of being responsible for Maxie's pain, given the timing. Lulu already felt bad. Spinelli thought that Maxie would be thankful if Faison ended up in prison.
• Molly assures Julian that she can take care of herself.
• Alexis informs Ned that she can't work on his campaign because she doesn't support his platform.
• Jim pries into Franco's life.
• Lulu begs Maxie for forgiveness.