"Stay strong. Stay focused. Go home," Carly repeated to herself as she did sit-ups on the floor of her room at Ferncliff. A woman entered the room, surprised that "Caroline" was up early. She introduced herself as Mary Pat, the supervising nurse at the facility. She related to Carly that "the road to healing is paved with positive thoughts," and Carly was determined to set a good example, since she had a family to get back to. Mary Pat looked at Carly's file and observed that she had a son and a daughter, "not counting your deceased son."
Carly replied that Morgan still counted as one of her children, but Mary Pat thought that that was the "reality you're not facing, or you wouldn't be here." She wanted to discuss the facility's rules and started by informing Carly that the main wing was full, so Carly was in the "super-max wing," which housed the most dangerous patients. She handed Carly a pamphlet that contained the rules and penalties, but Mary Pat summarized that Carly needed to tolerate the other patients and respect the staff at all times, in addition to accepting given treatment.
Mary Pat called out for an orderly named Rupert, and a large man entered the room with a tray. Carly thought there was a mistake, as she wasn't on any medication, but Mary Pat replied that Carly's intake order said otherwise. Carly reluctantly took the pills, and Mary Pat demanded that Carly "open up." She saw the pills under Carly's tongue, and she gestured for Rupert to restrain Carly. Mary Pat held Carly's nose until she opened up then she poured the pills into Carly's mouth and demanded that Carly swallow. Mary Pat advised Carly that she knew all the tricks, and she asked Rupert to watch Carly while Mary Pat went to a meeting. As Rupert glared at Carly, she slowly lowered herself onto her bed.
Nina entered the Floating Rib and met up with Sam and Curtis. Curtis informed her that they needed her help catching Henrik. Sam added that there had been no sign of a struggle when she and Jason had found Valentin in Peter's cell. They figured that Valentin and Peter had conspired together, and they wanted to prove it. Nina wondered what they wanted her to do.
Kiki sat down with Elizabeth and Alexis at the Floating Rib as Alexis got a text from Valentin that said, "I have a gift for you." Alexis ignored the text and got out that day's edition of the Port Charles Press. The front page had a large picture of Kiki with a headline of "#GHToo." Alexis advised Kiki to take the day off, but Kiki had no intention of hiding. "I'm ready for whatever comes my way," she assured her lawyer.
Valentin took a record out of his safe and placed it carefully on the turntable. A short while later, Alexis arrived and asked what the opera music was that he was playing. "You don't recognize your mother's voice?" he wondered. He informed her that it was a one-of-a-kind record, as it had been recorded by Alexis' mother for Mikkos. The song was "When I Am Laid In Earth" from Dido and Aeneas. He was gifting it to her as payment for "the second half of services rendered."
Alexis wanted to discuss Valentin's first payment, as she didn't believe the watch had belonged to Mikkos. Valentin told her that Mikkos had had the watch commissioned for Alexis' mother, and he'd found it on Cassadine Island. She didn't believe him, so he showed her a picture of her mother in which she was wearing the watch.
Just then, Valentin's phone went off, and he urgently answered it to Nina. She asked him to meet her at the Floating Rib, and he promised to be right there. When he was off the phone, Alexis asked to keep the picture, and Valentin agreed. She wondered why Mikkos had given her mother the watch, and Valentin thought that it proved how much he'd cared for her.
A short while later, Alexis played her mother's record as she looked at her mother's photo. She took out the watch and put it on.
Nina told Sam and Curtis that Valentin was on his way, and she slipped them a piece of paper with the security code. Sam hoped that he would be gone long enough so that they could look around, and Nina assured her that she and Valentin had a lot to talk about. As they left, Nina received a text from Liesl advising Nina that "our guest requires more painkillers." A few minutes later, Valentin sat down with Nina, and she informed him that she wanted a divorce. "I would give you the world, but not that," he replied.
Sam and Curtis entered Wyndemere quietly, wearing gloves. Curtis put in the security code, and they made their way to the living room. She showed him the bookcase and helped him open it, advising him to be careful down in the maze of the tunnels. He returned a few minutes later, and she showed him some papers she'd found that could put them on Peter's trail.
As Mike babbled to himself about the Bel Air he had driven in the past, Sonny asked Diane on the phone how soon she could get Carly transferred to Shadybrook. Jason entered as Sonny yelled at Diane to fix things, and he threw his phone. "That's my son, always even-tempered," Mike cracked. Jason wondered where Felix was, and Sonny told him that it was Felix's day off. Jason offered to return later, but Sonny replied that he needed Jason "now." Sonny simply explained Carly's situation to Mike, and Mike wondered how they could help her. Jason revealed that he had an idea, and he left to put it into motion.
Mike thought that Jason was "strange," and he thought that Sonny could have been anything he'd wanted to be instead of "wasting your time with thugs and hoodlums." Sonny thought they had more important things to talk about, and Mike agreed. He began to talk about his Bel Air again and mentioned that a body couldn't be hauled in that car. Sonny asked for clarification, and Mike added that there wasn't enough trunk space in the car.
Jason arrived at the hospital and thanked Elizabeth for her help, and she was glad to do it. She wondered how Carly was, and Jason hoped that the paper Elizabeth was handing him would help him find out. She wished him luck, and he left.
Mary Pat entered her office and apologized to her visitor for keeping him waiting. The man introduced himself at Mr. Nichols, and Mary Pat reached out and shook Jason's hand. Jason handed her a résumé and letter of recommendation, which she found impressive. She wondered why he would leave General Hospital for a place like Ferncliff, and he replied that he'd heard there were more hours available there. She admitted that they'd had a hard time finding and keeping a custodian, as he'd have constant contact with patients. She asked if he had a problem with that. "No, no problem at all," he replied.
Griffin was looking at the newspaper in shock when Ava burst into his office. She demanded to know if he'd known about Kiki, and he swore that he hadn't. She called herself a failure, since her own daughter couldn't talk to her. However, Griffin countered that Ava wasn't a failure because of how gracefully Kiki was handling her situation. Just then, Kiki entered, and Ava wondered why she hadn't talked to her mother about what had been going on. Kiki revealed that she hadn't talked to anyone, but her shift was about to start, so she needed to go.
Ava asked who had been harassing Kiki, because she and Julian would make sure the person kept their distance. Kiki demanded that Ava leave it alone and trust how Kiki was handling things. Kiki ran off, and Ava followed, despite Griffin's warnings not to. Ava wanted to know why Kiki hadn't talked to her, and Kiki admitted that she and her mother had different approaches to the truth and sex. She continued that her mother used sex as a weapon, which is what "Twitter trolls" were accusing Kiki of.
Kiki demanded that Ava let her do things her own way. Ava revealed that, while she'd made mistakes, she'd changed, because Griffin had made her a better person. "I'm sorry you can't accept that," Ava concluded. "Me, too," Kiki said, and she walked away. Ava ran back to Griffin's office and told him what Kiki had said. She was ashamed because she thought that Kiki was right, and she collapsed, sobbing, in his arms.
In the hospital locker room, Franco read the newspaper and screamed out loud. "What's eating you?" Dr. Bensch asked as Franco glared at him. Franco mentioned that there was "always something in the news," and Bensch replied that he didn't follow the news for that reason. Franco thought that, as a chief resident, Bensch probably had a lot of stress, and he placed a hand on Bensch's shoulder. He mentioned that Kiki, who was like a daughter to him, was one of Bensch's students. He kicked the bench out of the way and said that he'd "read between the lines" of Kiki's article.
Franco grabbed Bensch, who claimed not to know what Franco was talking about, by the collar and slammed him into the lockers. When Elizabeth entered the locker room, Bensch threatened to have Franco arrested. She needed to talk to Franco "now," so he reluctantly let Bensch go. He warned Bensch to stay away from Kiki, and Bensch left the room. Franco told Elizabeth that he couldn't let Bensch get away with ruining "someone else's life," and Elizabeth wondered if he was talking about Kiki or himself.
Franco punched a locker and threatened to kill Bensch, but Elizabeth asked him to trust how Kiki was handling things, as she was an adult. Franco wondered why Kiki hadn't talked to him. Elizabeth informed him that it was a hard subject to talk about, and she hugged him. She had to get back to work, so she kissed him and left the locker room. Franco checked his phone and saw that he had an email from Sarah Webber entitled "Congratulations!"
Franco bumped into Elizabeth just as her phone went off. She was surprised to answer the phone to Sarah. She listened for a few moments then wondered who'd told her that Elizabeth was getting married. She looked knowingly at Franco.
Kiki sat in the locker room, collecting herself before her shift. Just then, Dr. Bensch entered.
• Finn thinks he and Anna can figure it out.
• Kevin wants to give a wedding gift to Franco.
• Michael wants to make sure that he and Nelle have no more secrets.
• Mary Pat notices something different with Carly as Jason lurks nearby.