In Anna's office, Liesl vowed to make Anna and Robert pay for what they had done to Cesar Faison. Anna ignored the threat and demanded to know how Liesl had gotten into Anna's office. Liesl claimed that she had worn a latex mask bearing Anna's likeness, but then admitted that she had simply asked the police officer at the front desk, who had directed her to Anna's office. Anna threatened to have Liesl escorted out if Liesl didn't leave, but Liesl wasn't intimidated and countered that she would tell everyone what Anna and Robert had done to Faison.
Anna pointed out that it wasn't a secret that Anna and Robert had captured Faison and then had returned him to prison. Liesl warned Anna that she knew the truth and then handed Anna the file that Victor had given to Liesl. Anna glanced through the file and demanded to know where Liesl had obtained it because Anna knew that Liesl didn't have the clearance to access the file without help. Rather than answer Anna's question, Liesl repeated her own question because Liesl knew that Faison was not at Steinmauer.
Liesl pointed out that Faison had last been seen on Spoon Island, so Liesl wanted answers, or she vowed to snap Anna "like a twig." Anna welcomed the opportunity to defend herself, but Liesl backed down. Anna pointed out that Liesl had helped Faison to escape from Steinmauer in the past, so Anna and Robert had decided to put Faison in a place that he could not escape from. Liesl wanted to know where, but Anna informed Liesl that Liesl didn't have the clearance for that kind of information. Liesl wasn't satisfied because she was certain that her sources would have known if Faison had been transferred to a different facility.
Liesl feared that Anna and Robert had killed Faison while he had been bound and defenseless. "So what if I did?" Anna angrily asked. Shocked, Liesl asked if that had been an admission. Anna provided several different scenarios of how she and Robert might have killed Faison and then concluded with the suggestion that perhaps they had allowed Faison to live, so he could suffer for the rest of his days the way that he had made Anna and Robert suffer when Robin had been abducted. Anna was curious how Liesl felt to be at the whim of someone who despised Liesl, not knowing the truth from a lie.
Liesl promised to make Anna pay dearly for what Anna and Robert had done to Faison and then mentioned Robin's impending trip. Liesl took delight in tormenting Anna that Anna might never see Robin again, so Anna demanded to know what Liesl knew about Robin's trip. "What could I possibly know? I don't have the clearance," Liesl replied with a smirk. "Auf wiedersehen," Liesl added and then left. Anna screamed in frustration and anguish when the door closed. In the hallway, Liesl smiled with satisfaction.
At the Drake residence, Victor greeted Robin and then informed her that it was time to leave. He was curious if she had everything, but she admitted that she didn't. Victor was sympathetic to Robin's plight, but Patrick demanded proof that Jason was alive. Robin quietly assured Patrick that she had seen the evidence with her own eyes, so she believed that Victor had Jason. Patrick feared that Victor was trying to exploit Robin's friendship with Jason, but Victor pointed out that all that really mattered was what Robin, not Patrick, believed.
Victor was curious if Robin had changed her mind. Patrick conceded that Robin would do anything for the people that she loved, so he assured Victor that Robin would leave with Victor. Victor admitted that Robin was a lot like her father, Robert, but Robin resented Victor trying to flatter her. Victor shifted gears to confess that experience had taught him that long goodbyes simply added to the pain. Robin explained that she wanted to see her daughter one last time and then left the room.
Patrick took the opportunity to make it clear that Victor would be entrusted with Robin's safety, so Patrick expected Victor to return her home happy and whole. Patrick vowed to make it his life's mission to hunt down and kill Victor if Victor failed to properly safeguard Robin. Victor assured Patrick that the message had been received. Satisfied, Patrick ordered Victor to wait in the car.
After Victor left, Robin returned to the living room. Her eyes filled with tears as Patrick wrapped his arms around her and admitted that he didn't want to let her go. Robin reminded him that he had to, but she deeply regretted that she had hurt him and their daughter. Tears brimmed Patrick's eyes as she confessed that she would not be complete until she returned home to him. Patrick admitted that he was afraid and didn't want to forget that he loved her.
Robin promised that she would return, but Patrick didn't want to hear that because he couldn't take another broken promise. Robin nodded in understanding and then gently kissed him. Moments later, she gathered her things and then left.
Patrick picked up a framed photograph of him, Robin, and Emma as he thought about the first time that he had met Robin and how they had fallen in love. His memories drifted to Emma's birth, his wedding to Robin, the lab explosion, his grief over losing Robin, his reunion with Robin in the church, and finally their recommitment ceremony when he had vowed to love Robin until the end of time.
At the Crichton-Clark facility in Scarsdale, New York, Silas spoke to Sam on his cell phone and thanked her for "borrowing" the keycard to Nina's room. He confessed that it would be difficult to see his wife after twenty years, but he was determined to go through with it. Sam offered Silas words of encouragement and promised to wait for him by the lobby. After Silas ended the call, he took a deep breath and then reached for the doorknob, but Joan, the administrator, suddenly appeared and demanded to know what he was doing.
Joan reminded Silas that he was not permitted to see Nina, but Silas argued that Nina was his wife and then pushed past Joan. "What the hell is this?" Silas asked when he entered the room and saw an empty bed. Silas wanted to know where his wife was, so Joan informed him that he had the wrong room.
Moments later, Sam appeared and confessed that she had checked the file herself, so she was certain that Nina had been assigned to Room 306. Joan countered that it was a restricted area and ordered Silas and Sam to leave. Silas made it clear that he would not budge until Joan revealed where his wife was. Joan stubbornly refused to divulge any information and reiterated that it was a private facility. Joan insisted that Silas and Sam were trespassing and could be charged with theft for taking the keycard, so she advised them to leave. Silas and Sam ignored Joan as they searched the room for clues.
Joan warned Silas and Sam that the board of directors would press charges, but Sam doubted that the facility would want the publicity. Silas threatened to call the police and a team of lawyers to tear the place apart if Joan refused to cooperate, but Joan remained stubbornly silent, prompting Silas to ask if Nina had died. Joan advised Silas to contact Nina's family, but Silas demanded an answer.
Moments later, a couple of security guards appeared, so Joan ordered the guards to escort Silas and Sam off the premises. Silas refused to leave, but Sam gently suggested that they leave.
Meanwhile, Victor and Robin arrived at the facility. Victor informed Robin that she would have everything that she needed to start her work, but Robin insisted on being taken to Jason. Victor balked, but Robin made it clear that she would not begin her work until she saw Jason. Reluctantly, Victor complied and led her to Room 307, where they encountered Joan. Victor introduced Joan to Robin and then opened the door to Jason's room.
Robin entered the room and approached a cryogenic chamber. "Jason, it's really you," Robin said with relief as she looked at Jason.
In the lobby, Silas worried that Nina might have died. Sam promised Silas that they would find another way to get the answers to his questions about Nina.
At Corinthos Coffee, Shawn revealed that he had been watching Ava, so he had seen A.J. head to Ava's apartment. Sonny wondered what A.J. would be doing at Ava's place, so Shawn suggested that perhaps Ava and A.J. had decided to put their heads together to devise a plan to seize control of ELQ. Sonny doubted it because the last time that he had seen Ava and A.J. together A.J. had been looking for a job. Sonny confessed that he suspected that A.J. had been talking to Ava about Connie because Ava had told him that A.J. hadn't shown any remorse for murdering Connie.
Sonny admitted that something didn't add up about A.J. paying Ava a visit, so Shawn suggested that he and Sonny go to Ava's place. Sonny decided to handle it alone, but Shawn didn't think it was a good idea because of Sonny's history with A.J. Sonny assured Shawn that it was okay and instructed Shawn to keep searching for a connection between Ric and Julian. Shawn remained uneasy about Sonny confronting A.J., but Sonny reminded Shawn that Sonny had made a promise to Michael not to hurt A.J. Shawn suggested that Sonny avoid temptation by leaving his gun at the office, so Sonny placed his gun on the desk and then left.
At the Quartermaine mansion, Michael entered the parlor as his grandmother studied a piece of new artwork hanging on the wall. Monica was curious what Michael thought of the painting and wondered if she should move it to the foyer. Michael's eyes narrowed as he admitted that it depended on whether or not Monica wanted to greet her guests with "Egg Salad." Monica confessed that she was surprised that Lesley had parted with the painting, but Lesley had surprised Monica with the gift when Monica had gone to Lesley's to play Bridge with Lesley, Audrey Hardy, and Gail Baldwin.
Michael realized that his grandmother had no idea who the artist was, so he revealed that Heather had created the painting. "Lester, you rat," Monica growled with fury when she realized why Lesley had parted with the painting. Michael suggested that Monica regift the painting, but Monica couldn't think of anyone she despised enough to give the painting to. Moments later, she was struck by inspiration and announced that she would give it to Tracy for Tracy's birthday.
Michael changed the subject to ask if Monica had heard about the intruder that had confronted A.J. with a gun earlier that day. Stunned, Monica asked what had happened, so Michael quickly filled her in and told her about A.J.'s theory that Sonny had sent the intruder to kill A.J. However, Michael assured Monica that Sonny had denied any involvement. Monica was frustrated that A.J. and Sonny had been caught up in a cycle of retribution and hatred since Michael had been a child. Michael agreed and admitted that he wished he knew how to stop it, but Monica insisted that it wasn't Michael's responsibility.
Monica suggested that they accept that there wouldn't be any peace between A.J. and Sonny as long as A.J. and Sonny walked the earth. She assured Michael that she wasn't blind to her son's faults and knew that A.J. was capable of terrible things, but she didn't believe that A.J. had killed Connie. Michael agreed, but he pointed out that Sonny had been certain of A.J.'s guilt even before Scott had shown the incriminating security footage during A.J.'s trial. Michael assured his grandmother that Sonny had promised not to hurt A.J., but Monica remained uneasy about the promise because A.J. had been drinking again.
Michael promised Monica that he had been keeping a close eye on A.J., but Monica explained that only the alcoholic could be responsible for their own sobriety. She reminded her grandson that she knew firsthand because she was in recovery herself. Monica worried about A.J. because alcohol fueled A.J.'s worst impulses. Michael agreed, which was why he was determined to track down A.J.
At Ava's apartment, Ava aimed a gun at A.J., prompting A.J. to ask if she intended to shoot him in cold blood the way that she had shot Connie. Ava conceded that she had killed Connie in the heat of the moment and then blamed A.J. Ava explained that she had feared that A.J. had shot her brother, so she had called out to Julian when she had raced into Julian's office. Ava admitted that Connie had quickly put the pieces together and had intended to warn Sonny that Derek Wells was really Julian Jerome, so Ava had been forced to kill Connie.
Ava conceded that she liked A.J., but she had to kill him because she couldn't have Sonny find out that she had been responsible for Connie's murder. A.J. pleaded with Ava to reconsider and then reminded her that his death would devastate Michael and Kiki. Ava admitted that she was more concerned about Sonny avenging Connie's death and then pulled the trigger. A.J. and Ava were shocked when the gun jammed.
A.J. quickly reached for the gun as Ava fought to retain possession of it. During the struggle, the gun clattered to the floor. A.J. grabbed Ava by her throat as she fought him with all of her might. He shoved her against the wall and shouted at her that she had ruined his life.
Moments later, Sonny entered the apartment and froze when he saw A.J. and Ava. Sonny recalled A.J. confronting Connie in a similar manner, so he picked up the gun and then aimed it at A.J. Sonny ordered A.J. release Ava. A.J. immediately let go. Ava collapsed to the ground, trying to catch her breath as A.J. tried to explain that things were not as they appeared. Sonny was too enraged to listen. A.J. begged Sonny to lower the gun, but Sonny angrily accused A.J. of hurting, abusing, and killing women. A.J. assured Sonny that he had never intended to kill Ava.
Ava feared that A.J. would tell Sonny the truth, so she tried to get Sonny to shoot A.J. A.J. begged Sonny to hear him out, but Sonny accused A.J. of killing the woman that Sonny loved and then pulled the trigger. A.J. stumbled back as blood poured down the front of his shirt. Seconds later, A.J. collapsed to the ground.