Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Patrick and Emma finished setting the table when Emma noticed that her father had put out an extra place setting. Seconds later, the doorbell rang. Anna was startled when Patrick welcomed Andre and explained that he had invited his colleague to join them because Andre hadn't been able to return home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Andre seemed equally surprised when he saw Anna standing next to Sam and Danny, but he didn't acknowledge their acquaintance as Emma welcomed the doctor and asked if Andre had a girlfriend. Andre admitted that he was single.

Emma smiled brightly as she revealed that her grandmother was single too. Andre was shocked when Emma pointed to Anna, who smiled awkwardly. After everyone gathered at the table to eat, Emma announced that she had been selected to perform in the school's production of A Christmas Carol. Andre smiled with genuine delight as Emma happily chatted away about the story.

After dinner, Sam, Patrick, and Danny left. Anna finished clearing the table, popped in a movie for Emma, and joined Andre in the living room with two mugs of coffee. She handed one to Andre then sat down in a nearby chair. He quickly assured her that he wouldn't have accepted Patrick's invitation if he had known she would be there because Andre made a point of keeping his professional and personal lives separate. Anna promised it was fine then told him about her discovery on the pier when she had caught a glimpse of Carlos. She showed him the necklace bearing Carlos and Sabrina's names as she explained Carlos' connection to Sabrina.

Anna pointed out that ghosts didn't leave keepsakes behind, which meant that someone had been messing with her head or Carlos was alive. Andre agreed that Anna should investigate the matter, but he offered to listen if she needed to talk. Anna appreciated the offer.

At Metro Court Restaurant, Ava smiled at Avery but admitted that she was disappointed that Julian hadn't invited them to spend the holiday at his house.

At Julian and Alexis' residence, Alexis greeted Kristina with a warm hug as Molly stood nearby. Kristina explained that she'd had dinner at the hospital with Morgan and Sonny, but Alexis assured Kristina not to worry because Alexis understood. "That's what families do," Alexis said. Molly made a snide remark about Julian and Alexis' relationship, but Kristina tactfully changed the subject to gush about Alexis' new home. Molly reminded Kristina that Julian had been to blame for their first home blowing up, which meant that he had owed Alexis.

Kristina conceded that Molly had a point, but Molly warned Kristina that Alexis firmly believed Julian was a reformed man. Seconds later, Julian helped Olivia carry in the food and Leo's baby carrier. Alexis assured Olivia that there was plenty of food, but Olivia doubted Alexis had made anything Italian. Olivia decided to fetch the next load of food when the doorbell rang.

Ava smiled as Olivia opened the door, but Olivia made it clear that she was not in the mood to deal with Ava on Thanksgiving and slammed the door in Ava's face. Ava rang the doorbell again and waited for her brother. Julian invited Ava and his niece inside as Olivia strenuously objected. Kristina jumped up to introduce herself to Ava. Kristina accused Ava of using Avery as emotional blackmail but acknowledged that it had worked because Kristina wanted to get to know her baby sister Avery.

Later, Julian joined Molly and Kristina in the living room as they watched Leo and played with Avery. He thanked Kristina for brokering a truce between Alexis, Olivia, and Ava, but Kristina wished her father could spend time with Avery. Julian admitted that he had tried to persuade Ava to work out a custody agreement with Sonny. Molly was skeptical, but Julian explained that he had figured if he and Olivia could reach a compromise, then Sonny and Ava could as well. Molly appeared to soften when she noticed Julian gaze lovingly at Leo.

Molly admitted that Leo was a "dead-ringer" for Julian. Julian smiled with pride as Kristina picked up on Molly's shift in attitude toward Julian. Kristina jokingly asked if Julian was hanging out with them to avoid "the lion, the tiger, and the bear" in the kitchen. Julian chuckled but confessed that he had hoped to have an opportunity to get to know Kristina and Molly better.

Meanwhile, Alexis was overwhelmed with the number of desserts when Ava added two more pie boxes to the pile. Alexis insisted there was plenty of food, but Olivia argued that there hadn't been homemade cannolis. Nearby, Molly asked Kristina about school and spending more time at home, but Kristina didn't want to spoil her vacation by thinking about school.

As the ladies finished getting the meal together, Olivia mentioned Dante and Lulu. Alexis revealed that Lulu had asked Alexis to draw up papers for a legal separation. A short time later, Ava uncovered a receipt for a caterer. Olivia feigned shock that Alexis hadn't cooked the meal then joined Ava as they good-naturedly accused Alexis of being a fraud.

Later, Alexis and Julian's loved ones gathered around the table. Olivia asked that everyone join hands for a prayer. They all seemed startled, but Olivia insisted that they were family -- despite all the arguing. Ava thanked everyone for agreeing to let her stay as she reached for Alexis' hand, while Molly placed her hand in Julian's. Satisfied, Olivia closed her eyes and said a Thanksgiving prayer.

At the Quartermaine mansion, Monica glanced at a picture of Edward and Lila as she admitted that she was sad to spend another Thanksgiving without her beloved in-laws and husband Alan. Tracy echoed Monica's sentiment, but Monica suggested that they focus on the good things like Jason being back. Tracy was happy for Monica. Paul and Dillon joined the ladies to announce that they had given Cook II the night off because Paul and Dillon intended to make dinner. Tracy was leery, but Monica assured her sister-in-law that Monica had the pizza place on speed dial.

Monica left to answer the doorbell while Dillon sat down with his parents and broke the news that he had decided to move back to Los Angeles because there was nothing left for him in Port Charles. Tracy reminded him that he still had Paul and Tracy, but Dillon argued that his career was on hold and Lulu wanted nothing to do with him. Paul urged Dillon to reconsider because Lulu might need Dillon's support, but Tracy suggested they discuss Dillon's plans later and focus on Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, Monica greeted Michael with a warm hug as he and Sabrina arrived. Michael explained that he had left without his key, but he was curious if Jason was there. Monica's smile faded because she had no idea if Jason would take her up on her invitation. Michael remained hopeful that Jason would show, because he was eager to share the news about Sabrina's pregnancy. Moments later, the doorbell rang. Monica was overjoyed when she saw Jason on her doorstep.

Monica hugged Jason then greeted Elizabeth and Jake as they followed Jason in. Elizabeth explained that Cameron and Aiden had decided to stay at Audrey's, but Jake had wanted to visit his grandmother. Touched, Monica hugged Jake. Monica realized that Jason's presence didn't mean that he had accepted the Quartermaines as his family, but Jason cut her off to assure her that he was grateful to be there. Delighted, Monica decided to check on dinner. Jake wandered off as Michael approached Jason and greeted his uncle.

Jason congratulated both Michael and Sabrina when Michael told him about the pregnancy. As they chatted, Michael asked if Jason might remember the past since learning who he was. Jason admitted that he had no idea and filled Michael in about the trip to Cassadine Island. Nearby, Jake picked up a large crystal on a side table but dropped it when he overheard Elizabeth and Jason tell Michael about Helena's death. Alarmed, Elizabeth rushed over to check on her son, but he promised that he was unharmed.

Elizabeth wondered if Jake had heard them talking about Helena. Jake nodded but insisted that the news hadn't upset him. Elizabeth assured Jake that it was fine if he wanted to talk about it, and she reached out to hug him, but Jake jerked away from her. Michael quickly stepped forward to take Jake to the living room for cookies. Jason gently asked if Elizabeth was okay, but Elizabeth feared that Laura had been right about Jake needing to talk to a professional. Jason hugged Elizabeth and reminded her that they had a lot to be thankful for.

Seconds later, the doorbell rang. Elizabeth decided to fetch a broom to clean up the mess while Jason answered the door. It was Sam. Sam tensed when she saw Jason because she hadn't expected him to be there. Jason politely invited her inside and started to close the door until Patrick and Danny appeared. Jason welcomed Danny with a warm hug as Patrick quietly asked if Sam was okay. Sam assured Patrick that she'd had no idea that Jason would be there. Sam called for Danny then went in search of Monica to give her a bouquet of flowers.

After Sam and Danny left, Patrick revealed that Sam had told him about what had transpired on Cassadine Island. Patrick realized that Jason might not want to hear it, but it was unlikely that Jason would regain his memories. Jason admitted that he didn't mind, but he was disappointed for the people who had cared about him before the accident. Patrick told Jason that it would be best if Sam moved on and added that Patrick and Sam had been discussing a wedding date. Jason agreed that it was best for everyone.

In the living room, Danny wished his grandmother a happy Thanksgiving. Monica was thrilled that she had her whole family with her for the holiday. Danny scampered off to play with Jake near the fireplace as Monica watched. Monica told Sam that both Danny and Jake were good boys. Sam agreed and added that they were their father's sons. Meanwhile, Sabrina received a text message from Carlos telling her that he wished they could spend the day together, but they would sort things out soon. Michael noticed Sabrina's troubled expression and asked if she was okay.

Sabrina claimed that Felix had sent a text message, concerned that Donny's parents didn't like Felix. Michael assured Sabrina that Felix had nothing to worry about because everyone liked Felix. Nearby, Elizabeth approached Sam to suggest that they find a way to get along for the sake of their sons. Sam reluctantly agreed, but Elizabeth picked up on Sam's anger. Elizabeth made it clear that she had not been responsible for what had happened with Helena. Elizabeth was willing to make peace with Sam, but if Sam wasn't interested, then it wasn't Elizabeth's problem.

After Elizabeth walked away, Sam heard Jake ask if Danny wanted to know a secret about their father that Jake had overheard Elizabeth and Laura talking about. Moments later, the power went out. Michael quickly checked and noticed that the rest of the neighborhood was lit up. Paul entered the living room to announce that they had blown a fuse while trying to deep-fry the turkey, but Dillon would replace the fuse. Dillon appeared to inform everyone that the fuse box had been zapped and that it would take an electrician a few hours to arrive.

Monica was surprised when Jason suggested that they order pizza. Moments later, Paul slipped into the hallway when he received a text message about a shipment arriving the following day. He quickly called Ava to let her know. Ava invited Paul over to her place later in the evening, but Paul declined because he had to focus on his family.

A short time later, everyone gathered around to help themselves to pizza. Sam watched Jason and Elizabeth closely. Monica pulled Jason aside to ask if he recalled that they'd had pizza on previous Thanksgivings, but Jason shook his head. He explained that he had suggested pizza because it had seemed the easiest and quickest thing to order for everyone. Monica was disappointed, but Tracy announced that they had to honor the family tradition of singing a Thanksgiving song first and then eating. Everyone quickly joined in as Tracy and Monica began to sing.

At Metro Court Restaurant, Laura greeted Lulu and Rocco but admitted that she had hoped Lulu would cancel because Lulu and Dante had decided to work things out. Laura was surprised when Lulu told her mother about the separation papers. However, as they talked, Lulu became nostalgic as she admitted that she had loved spending Thanksgiving with Dante. Lulu recalled one Thanksgiving when Dante had accompanied Lulu to the Quartermaines', and Edward had warned Dante not to revert to type by getting someone shot or cheating on Lulu.

Laura felt bad for Lulu but gently advised Lulu and Dante to consider seeing a marriage counselor. Lulu doubted it would work. She admitted that she had hoped that Dante would refuse to sign the separation papers and tear them up, but that hadn't happened. Lulu also questioned if she could ever trust Dante again. She promised that she desperately wanted to get past the betrayal, but she had no idea how. Laura suggested that Lulu sit down to have an honest conversation with Dante to see if they could get on the same page.

Laura realized that it would take time for Lulu to trust Dante again, but until then, Lulu should trust in Dante and Lulu's love for each other. Lulu admitted that filing for separation hadn't solved anything and that she didn't want to lose everything that she loved. Lulu decided to tell Dante how she felt and fight for her marriage.

At the loft, Dante muted the football game on television and looked at the separation papers. He picked up a pen to sign them when he heard a knock. It was Valerie. Valerie handed him a plate of food covered in foil as she explained that she had honored her mother's tradition of cooking a meal for the local police officers who had to work on Thanksgiving. Valerie noticed that Dante hadn't been on duty, so she had fixed him a plate. Dante thanked Valerie, but she became distracted when she saw the football game on television.

Valerie was upset when she realized that the New England Patriots were close to the Buffalo Bills' end zone. Dante was surprised that she was a Buffalo Bills fan and invited her in to watch the game. Valerie quickly pulled off her coat and sat on the sofa as Dante went to the counter to eat. A short time later, Valerie offered to clean up the dishes, but her smile faded when she noticed the separation papers on the counter. Dante admitted that Lulu had dropped them off.

Valerie was curious if her email to Dante had had anything to do with Lulu's decision, but Dante admitted that Lulu was angry and hurt and didn't trust him. He couldn't blame his wife, but he also couldn't spend the rest of his life defending every email and conversation he had. Dante decided there was nothing left to do except to honor Lulu's wish. Valerie watched as Dante signed the papers, but she reminded him that it wasn't too late to rip the papers up if he'd changed his mind. "What's done is done," Dante replied and pointed to the Buffalo Bills' imminent loss to emphasize his point.

Valerie argued that there was still twenty seconds left on the clock, which meant that her team could still score. Dante and Valerie were surprised when the New England Patriots' quarterback threw an interception, and the Buffalo Bills ran the ball in for a touchdown. Valerie whooped with joy. Dante smiled and congratulated her with a hug. Sparks quickly flared to life as the two looked at each other then kissed. After several seconds, Dante pulled away, but the passion didn't dim.

Valerie kissed Dante again and unbuttoned his shirt. Dante pulled off his shirt then stripped Valerie of hers. The two fell to the sofa as they continued to kiss.

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On the next General Hospital...

• "If you hurt her, I'll hurt you," Franco warns Julian.
• Alexis fears that Nikolas has picked up Helena's ruthlessness.
• Jason informs Patrick that he will have a part in Sam's life.
• Sam asks Laura about Laura and Elizabeth's secret.