In his hospital room, Curtis told someone on the phone that he was handling the investigation. As he ended the call, Jordan entered and wondered who he'd been talking to. Changing the subject, Curtis asked if he was being released from the hospital. Jordan confirmed that he was, but she also reminded him that he was still in police custody. She had hoped that Jim would have dropped the charges, but he'd been too busy "trying to make himself look good" by offering up his equipment for the cleanup.
Jordan continued that she knew Jim was "dirty," but she needed concrete evidence from the geology professor she'd contacted from Port Charles University. She wondered how Curtis' leg was feeling. He replied that it was feeling good, but he would be "two-hundred percent better" once they got Jim. "Right after you post bail," she teased.
Jordan and Curtis returned to the police station, and Detective Chase offered to take Curtis back to his holding cell. She informed him that Curtis was a private detective working with the police to investigate the cause of the earthquake. "Shifting tectonic plates?" Chase questioned. "Debatable," Curtis answered. Just then, Jim entered and approached Jordan and Curtis. He revealed that the earthquake had caused him to scrap his project as a "total loss." He figured that, because of that, it was fair for him to drop all charges against Curtis.
Jordan got Jim to sign some papers and asked if no project meant he was leaving town. He answered that he was going to stick around to help rebuild the city. Curtis walked away to answer a phone call as Jim continued that he wanted to help any way he could. He left, and Jordan overheard Curtis talking to "Professor Stone." When he hung up, she accused him of hijacking her geologist. He told her that he knew why Jim could afford to be so generous. He revealed that Jim was about to be a billionaire, as he was "sitting on a gold mine in the form of natural gas."
At the hospital, Alexis answered her phone to Finn, and she wondered if he needed a sponsor. He answered that he needed a lawyer. A short while later, Alexis arrived at Charlie's to "confer with my client" as Julian hovered. Finn explained that Julian had tried to throw Finn out of the restaurant because Roxy was with him. He continued that he'd returned to his hotel room after the earthquake and found Roxy cowering in a corner, so he needed to spend time with her.
Julian insisted that he'd familiarized himself with all the relevant laws and regulations. He wasn't obligated to allow reptiles, but he had to let in service dogs and miniature horses, if they were tame. Finn insisted that he was going to order food for himself and Roxy, and he refused to leave until he got the food. Both Finn and Julian threatened legal action on the other. Julian threatened to take Roxy out of the restaurant if Finn wouldn't. He reached down to pick up her tank, and Finn punched Julian.
A short while later, Julian left a message for Scott as he iced his face. Alexis demanded to know why Finn was being so stubborn, and she advised him that reptiles weren't designated service animals. Chase entered the restaurant, and Finn stood to meet him. "Hamilton?" Chase said. "Harrison?" Finn replied. Finn admitted that Detective Chase was his brother. They caught up on their whereabouts until Julian demanded that Chase arrest Finn. After a short pause, Chase placed Finn under arrest.
Olivia entered the living room of the Quartermaine mansion and found Nelle and Leo playing together. Nelle explained that Leo had woken up while Olivia had been asleep. Nelle had figured Olivia needed the rest after spending the night, helping all of the people displaced by the earthquake. Carly entered and wondered why Nelle was there. Nelle gushed that, thanks to Monica, she was living there after the earthquake had damaged her apartment building. Olivia added that the family was "delighted" to have Nelle there, and Carly was horrified.
Olivia asked Nelle to go with Leo to get a snack. When they were gone, Carly warned Olivia to "tread lightly" around Nelle. Olivia assured Carly that she was well aware of what Nelle was capable of, but she remarked that Nelle did have a knack with kids. As Nelle listened from the hall, Carly informed Olivia that kids were Nelle's "way in." Olivia refused to let Nelle use Leo and found Carly's claims "unsettling." Carly also mentioned that Nelle had been implicated in the murder of her "wealthy fiancé," which concerned Olivia. Carly worried about the fact that Nelle would be a part of their lives for a long time.
Nelle entered the room and told Olivia that Leo's nanny had returned. Nelle promised to tell Michael that Carly had stopped by. Carly congratulated Nelle on her new living arrangements, happy that the baby would be surrounded by love and family. Olivia wanted to see how Ned was doing at City Hall, so she and Carly left. Nelle told the baby that she had to "step it up." Nelle proceeded to print a picture of Morgan off of his MyFace page in which he was wearing a gray scarf. She clicked around until she landed on a page to buy the same exact scarf.
Michael entered the hospital and asked the young nurse at the station where Oscar's room was. She pointed out where the room was, and he thanked her. She introduced herself as Francesca and walked away. Smiling, Michael watched as she walked away.
Josslyn returned to Oscar's room with sodas for them, and she asked how he was feeling. He assured her that he was fine. She related that he'd been so pale, she'd been afraid that he was dying. She'd felt wrong leaving him, but she realized that she'd only been in the way. The two started to play another game of "never have I ever" when Oscar said, "Never have I have been in an earthquake with someone I love." Smiling, they both took sips of their drinks.
Michael entered the room to check on "the guy who saved my sister's life." Oscar laughed at the idiocy of taking Josslyn to a freezer, and Michael jokingly suggested a fire escape or store room for "next time." Josslyn wondered if Michael were also at the hospital to see Nelle, but Michael informed her that Nelle was at her new home, the Quartermaine mansion. The news excited Josslyn, who liked Nelle and Michael together. She turned to see that Oscar had fallen asleep, so she and Michael quietly left the room to let him rest.
Josslyn urged Michael to give Nelle a chance, but he countered that he'd already given her many chances. He didn't want to go into specifics, but he related that Nelle had pulled "a lot of stunts" that had proven her untrustworthy. A few minutes later, Michael bumped into Francesca while waiting for Josslyn to return from the vending machine. He introduced himself to the pretty nurse.
Carly arrived at the hospital and scolded Michael for forgetting to tell her that Nelle was living with the Quartermaines. Michael insisted that it hadn't been his idea; he wasn't happy about it, but it was Monica's house. Just then, Francesca approached and handed Michael a piece of paper with her number on it. He promised to text her. "Who was that?" Carly asked happily. "Bye, Mom," Michael said as he left.
In Oscar's room, Josslyn vented to Oscar that Michael and Nelle belonged together. Oscar reminded her that he was in the hospital after suffering a near-death experience. Amused, she sensed that Oscar wanted all of her attention, so she lay down next to him in his hospital bed. "I hope this feeling never goes away," she said. "Me, too," he agreed.
Elizabeth revealed to Franco that Sam had shared Franco's secret, and Elizabeth needed to hear it from him. "Did you try to kill Drew?" she asked. Franco explained to her what he'd learned from Betsy and what Jim had told him the night before. He believed that Jim was a liar, even though he only had "bits and pieces" of memories from that night. He told her where he'd been the previous night. He strengthened his claims against Jim by informing her that Jim had left Franco for dead after the earthquake in order to "cover his tracks."
Franco added that Drew believed him, but the only person whose thoughts he cared about was Elizabeth. She thought that his brain tumor had made him do bad things, and once it had been taken out, she believed that he wanted to be a good person. He breathed a sigh of relief and wondered, "Are we good?" "Not at all," a tearful Elizabeth said in disbelief.
Elizabeth realized how much earlier Franco had found the picture of him and Drew and accused him of lying to her since then. She demanded to know why he hadn't told her the truth sooner. He explained that he'd wanted to find out everything he could before he said anything, because he was afraid to lose her. She confirmed his feelings. "We're done?" he asked. "You're not who I thought," she replied. He maintained that he'd been scared and selfish, and he begged for her forgiveness. She asked for some alone time, because she had "some decisions to make." "What decisions?" Franco asked reluctantly.
Elizabeth needed to figure out if any part of their relationship had been real or if Franco had only been showing parts of himself that he wanted her to see. "I love you. I would never do anything to hurt you or your boys. I would lay down my life for you," he insisted. She wanted to believe him, but all she knew for sure about him was all of the "terrible, twisted, violent things" he'd done. "How different can you be?" she wondered. "Please don't go. I need you," he pleaded. "Don't call. Don't come home. Leave me alone," she said, and she left.
• 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