Robin and Nikolas go to Café Matisse and she thinks it's about time he start speaking with every day people. Robin has him order, out loud, for the both of them. He does so in French. After doing a good job of speaking, he asks Robin to tell him something about herself no
one else knows.
Tony is up at the cabin, drinking, and drowning his sorrows in vodka. He looks at a picture of him, Bobbie and BJ, which brings back memories of the three of them through the years. Sitting on the table is an invitation to Mac and Felicia's engagement party.
Felicia wonders why Tony has not yet responded to the party. Mac notes that he did take a leave of absence from the hospital. Both agree that they have to fool Tess into believing this is for real. V. walks in and lets them know that she's got James tied up very well, he's not going anywhere. Just then Tess walks in.
Edward, Alan, Ned, and AJ are all at the Port Charles Grill talking about their new chief of council
Edward wants to look at other candidates. Alexis shows up and Ned catches an attitude with her. They speak in private and he asks why she was so anxious to help out ELQ. Alexis doesn't like his tone and he doesn't like hers. Ned is speaking so loud that his family is able to hear him. He informs her that he knows she's planning on stealing ELQ Ja.k.arta back for Stefan. Meanwhile, Alan is trying to pop some pills. Ned tells Alexis she is a Cassadine through and through. He tells her there is a paper trail regarding ELQ Ja.k.arta that leads right back to her.
Taggert and Garcia walk in and have a seat at the bar.
Robin really doesn't know what to say. She's lived in PC all her life so people know mostly everything about her. There is one thing though, she can shoot. Her parents taught her so she'd be able to protect herself.
Tess comments on the engagement party and Felicia hopes she'll come. She declines, claiming she's still not over James. Felicia hopes she'll be coming to the wedding. Tess asks to steal Mac away for just a second. She tells him that he can not take a one-month honeymoon, it is out of the question. He tries to probe her for information as to what is going to take place but she will not budge. He doesn't need to know anything right now. Tess does tell him that he needs to keep the surprises to a minimum because her people don't like them.
Robin tells Nikolas her family has a long and complicated history. She remembers hearing his family's name around her house but was told to be careful of them. He has been given the same advice he says. But he informs her they are two separate people.
Tony's phone rings but he just lets the machine answer it. The call is from Felicia who is just checking to see if he'll be attending the party. Tony then sits down at the desk and begins to write a letter to his family. In it he reflects on his past and asks them that when they think of him, think of the man he used to be, not the broken man he has become. That man they will never see again.
Mac reports back to Felicia that Tess was shaken up. Meanwhile, Tess is on the payphone reporting to someone that "James" is getting married and taking an extended honeymoon which falls right in the middle of their plan of execution. All the while, V. is tracing the number of Tess' call. The man on the other end of Tess' phone suggests they have "James" take the fall.
Ned returns to his table and Alexis sits alone. AJ doesn't think Alexis got a fair hearing but Ned cares little about why AJ thinks. The two detectives come over to the table and would like to speak to Alan about the key he borrowed from the hotel manager the night the drugs were stolen. They ask him a few questions and Alan claims he needed to get some Tylenol for that woman, Virginia Bensen. Garcia finds it strange she would go to him for this, woman usually carry Tylenol in their purse. Alan agrees it was a bit strange but he never thought of it. Taggert asks him if he "accidentally" broke into the locked case while he was in there.
Tess really likes this new plan and wishes she would have thought of it sooner.
Felicia tells Mac she's worried about Maxie and Georgie finding out about the engagement. How would they explain it to them. They would be thrilled if Mac was going to be their daddy. Tess comes over and tells them she can't wait for the party.
Robin and Nikolas have left the Café and are now down at the dock. He thanks her for seeing him off and asks if she'd like to come with him. She doesn't think they should push things, they did a lot today. Sarah appears on the dock and calls out his name. She is so happy to hear his voice, she thought she'd never hear it again. She asks him to say something else but he doesn't and Robin tells her he can't. He walks away and Sarah says she just heard him talk and Robin tells her they've been working on it all day. Sarah thought Emily was working with him (that's a lie because she was the one who arranged that Emily not be allowed to go to Spoon Island) and Robin says she was but is not allowed anymore. Robin tries to explain the situation to her and asks her to be patient with him. He'll be talking with her soon. Sarah tries again to speak to Nikolas but he won't look at her so she says goodbye and hurries off. He thanks Robin.
Alan asks why would he break in and plays stupid when they asked how he could not have seen the broken glass. Alan's releaved when they end their questions. Taggert calls him a junkie and Garcia is surprised by his accusation. He can't see it and thinks Taggert is so tanked on getting Jason he'll even go after his daddy. He won't be a part of that.
The family disperses and AJ goes over to Alexis. Ned walks by and just looks at her in disgust. She tells AJ she is going to prove Ned wrong.
Nikolas tells Robin he hurt her but Robin believes things will go back to normal for him and Sarah. She still cares for him and who could blame her. Sarah watches the two and then leaves, still upset.
Tess tells Mac he's out of the doghouse and him and Felicia can get married. Mac asks what's going to happen now but she won't give him the information he wants. Mac tells Felicia things are going to be moving faster. V. comes up with the number.
In an effort to spite
Ned, AJ convinced
the ELQ board to
accept Alexis as its head legal counsel to replace
Justus. Ned hotly protested the appointment, but it
became apparent that Ned's "animosity" towards Alexis
was a scam when Ned secretly celebrated Alexis's
appointment with her. Standing by Jason, Justus was a
thorn in Edward's side. Alan and Monica realized how
committed Jason was to the mob. Jason butted heads
with the board about the dock project and pondered
what price Jax would exact from him for the warning
about Sam. Meanwhile, Mac and Felicia held their mock
engagement party and were surprised by the high level
of warmth, enthusiasm and approval that their friends
gave them on their impending marriage. This lead them
both to feel guilty and they agreed to break up as soon
as Tess's scheme was foiled. V gave Mac and Felicia
more detailed information on her trace of Tess's call
and Mac initially believed that Jason was Tess's target.
However, after talking with Tess, Mac soon concluded
that Tess had another target in mind. At the party, Tony
told Bobbie and Luke that he was leaving town and
Luke wondered if Tony was in the right state of mind. Liz
was relieved that she did not test positive for HIV or any
other diseases and Lucky took her out to distract her
from her trauma. Lucky wound up telling Liz that his
mother had been raped as well and how Liz's
experience made it easier for him to understand what
his mother had gone through.
Thursday, March 5, 1998
Lucky calls Liz and asks her if she would like to go to a movie, but she tells him no that she doesn't feel like being a dark theater. When Lucky wants to bring over a movie for them to watch she agrees. As Liz is hanging up the phone, Audrey asks her if she thinks it is such a good idea to have company since she obviously looks so tired. Liz explains to Audrey that all she sees when she closes her eyes is that night so she would rather stay awake. Audrey tells her she needs to rest and to try some tea and think positive thoughts. Liz turns to Audrey and tells her that she doesn't need to think positive thoughts that she was raped. Liz starts to explain her feelings about the rape, but Audrey isn't any comfort. Lucky arrives and Audrey leaves to run some errands.
Carly interrupts Jason while he is working and tells him about Michael smiling at her. She tells him she realizes she made him smile. Tony arrives as Carly and Jason talk about how good a mother she is. He brings Carly some letters she had hidden in the apartment that were from Virginia. Tony then tells Carly he is leaving town. He also tells her he would have thrown the letters out but he figured that if she went so far as to hide them from him, they must be important to her. Tony leaves after telling Carly what a horrible mother she is and Carly starts to read the letters. Jason comes up and tells her not to believe Tony. Carly says she doesn't that the birth of Michael has given her a new perspective on life. She tells Jason she isn't afraid anymore and all she can see is a bright future ahead for her and Michael.
Monica visits Bobbie and they discuss Mac and Felicia's engagement party. Bobbie tells Monica about Tony leaving town and Lucas overhears them. Bobbie sits Lucas down and explains to him how things will be when Tony leaves. Lucas is surprisingly okay with Tony leaving. Monica prepares to leave and Tony arrives. Tony tells Bobbie he has to leave town to break the destructive cycle he has been in since BJ died. Tony then talks to Lucas about why he is leaving and tells him he is moving to San Francisco.
Liz falls asleep during the movie she and Lucky are watching. She starts to dream about the attack. When Lucky tries to awaken her, she starts to fight with him saying, "get way from me!", thinking he is her attacker. Liz finally wakes up and she tells Lucky about her dream. She gets upset and tells Lucky it is her fault because she didn't fight back hard enough and she is so ashamed of herself. Lucky tells her it isn't her fault and he knows her enough to know she probably put up a good fight. Liz then notices the scratch she left on Lucky's face during the scuffle. Lucky tells her it is okay that he has had worse from shaving. Liz tells Lucky she misses her mother and how her mother would always stay with her after a bad dream until she fell asleep. Lucky offers to stay with Liz until she falls asleep, but then says he shouldn't press her because she has Audrey and Sarah to comfort her and Liz tells him about Audrey's lack of concern.
Robin visits Nikolas who is sitting on a bench on the property. Robin notices he has a letter in his hand and asks him to read it to her. Nikolas refuses telling her the letter is from Laura. Robin finally convinces Nikolas to open it and it contains a picture of Lesley Lu. Robin then offers to read the letter to him telling him he may not be as angry hearing it if it came from her voice instead of him thinking it is Laura. Nikolas agrees and when she is finished, Robin tries to console Nikolas who is still angry with Laura. Robin tells him how she was angry with her parents for leaving her, but she realized they were only protecting her and she couldn't stay mad at them; it was only hurting herself. Nikolas tells Robin he doesn't hate Laura, he has tried, but he doesn't. They talk some more and then Nikolas realizes the whole discussion they have had came out easily. Nikolas is so grateful and he tells Robin it is because of her and would never have happened without her.
Upstairs, Liz gets into bed and Lucky pulls up a chair beside her. He tells her about his sister, Lesley Lu. As she is starting to fall asleep, Lucky wishes Liz dreams of gold and gets up to leave. Unnoticed by either one, Audrey looks around the corner at them both. She leaves as Lucky gets up to leave.
Friday, March 6, 1998
At breakfast, Lucky tells Luke he called Laura. Luke then notices the cut on Lucky's face left by Liz. Lucky tells Luke about what happened with Liz yesterday while they were watching the movie and says this is the reason for his calling Laura. He tells Luke that Liz can't get over the attack and the way she feels must have been the way Laura felt when she was raped by Stavros. He tells Luke he called Laura to see how she got through the ordeal and by knowing how Laura did, he could help Liz. Unfortunately, they never got to talk about what happened to Laura, because she started telling Lucky about Lulu. Luke tells Lucky that it was a good thing he didn't press the issue with Laura.
Nikolas joins Katherine and Stefan for breakfast and stuns them by being able to speak. Nikolas tells them it is all due to Robin's help. Katherine is curious as to what Robin did, and Nikolas tells her how Robin read to him. Nikolas then apologizes for being so nasty to the both of them and says he is going to burn all of his notepads and go see Sarah who he has been mean to also. Nikolas leaves and Katherine and Stefan rejoice over Nikolas' acheivement. Katherine asks him if he would like to thank Robin for all of her help, but Stefan takes the credit saying he knew all along Nikolas would heal himself and Robin was just a distraction.
Robin talks to Brenda about Nikolas' recovery and Brenda tells her about visiting him in the hospital. Brenda then changes the subject and tells Robin she is going to get Jax back whether he likes it or not. As they are talking, a package arrives for Brenda containing a genie costume and a contract for another six months. Brenda takes this as a sign that she is correct in pursuing Jax because she needs the money to properly "wine and dine" him.
Carly and Jason talk about Michael at the penthouse. Carly decides she wants to redecorate the penthouse and tells Jason she is going to have a decorator over. Michael's nanny has the day off so Jason offers to take Michael for the day, but Carly tells him she can handle it and she needs to starts acting like his mother. She tells Jason she is thankful and that he is the reason she has love for her child. Jason tells her he has a meeting at the docks and Carly asks if he wants to have lunch at the Port Charles Grill. Jason accepts her invitation and tells Carly to promise to call him if she needs anything before they meet. Jason then leaves for his meeting.
Lucky asks Luke if he was wrong in wanting to ask Laura about her rape. Luke tells him that he needs to wait until he is face-to-face with her instead of trying to talk to her over the phone. Lucky tells Luke that his opinion of Laura changed when this happened to Liz. He tells Luke he used to think that Laura didn't do enough to prevent her attack. Lucky remembers Laura telling him she had no choice because her life was on the line and he feels now that her death would have been better than the alternative. Luke tries to make Lucky feel better and tells him that Lucky is a blessing and a living symbol of his and Laura's love.
Brenda writes up a budget for herself, but she doesn't include very much money for food. Instead, she decides she will eat with Jax. After some more figuring, she decides she has enough money to go after Jax. Robin questions her spending so much money on Jax when he already has so much, but Brenda tells her Jax is worth it and she will get him back. Brenda then asks Robin if she thinks she is crazy and Robin tells her no that she knows who she loves. Brenda goes upstairs to try-on her genie outfit and Robin makes a call to Jason. At the penthouse, Carly is holding Michael, telling him what a great friend Jason is. Carly hears the phone ring, but doesn't pick it up because it is Jason's phone. Robin gets the answering machine and leaves a message for Jason telling him she needs to tell him something about someone he knows, but doesn't want to leave a message. Carly hears Robin's voice on the machine and almost drops Michael trying to disconnect it so Jason won't get Robin's message.
Back at the Spencers, Lucky asks Luke how he got over his anger over Laura's rape. He tells Luke he wants to avenge Liz, but he doesn't know how because the rapist is a coward and won't show his face. Lucky is also upset because the rapist could be anyone and at least Laura's rapist is dead. Luke tells Lucky that what is done is done and pain is a teacher. You may not like what happens, but you learn from it. Luke also tells Lucky that only time will help the situation. Luke leaves and then Lucky tells Foster to stay there that he has an errand to run.
Jason meets Justus at the docks and they discuss the water front project. Jason tells Justus that the dock will be renovated as he wants because he has someone working for him in the architect's office. Taggert shows up as they are talking and begins to harass Jason about Alan. Jason tells Taggert he doesn't care about Alan and as they are arguing, Taggert gets a phone call from Dara who has been watching him. Dara tells Taggert to lay off and Justus and Taggert start to go at it. Dara threatens Taggert and makes him leave. Luke arrives and talks to Jason about the docks.
Lucky goes to the park and sees Nikolas. Nikolas tells Lucky he received a letter from Laura, but Lucky doesn't want to hear Nikolas mention Laura's name. When Nikolas asks him what is wrong with him, Lucky tells him it has to do with what Nikoals' father did to their mother. Lucky tells Nikolas his father forced Laura to the island and to have sex and Nikolas punches Lucky telling him to get his facts straight that Luke raped their mother, not his father.
Stefan visits Robin and tells her he is thankful for her help with Nikolas, but her help is no longer needed and she won't be seeing Nikolas anymore. Robin doesn't agree. Stefan then tries to pay Robin off, but Robin refuses his check and tells Stefan she and Nikolas are friends and will stay that way.
Carly arrives at the Grill early and she and Michael wait for Jason. A call comes from someone who says they are Edward Quartermaine. Carly leaves Michael alone out of her sight while she goes to the front desk to get the call. She has been put on hold, so she waits while discussing with a hotel employee about how she has to have the same wallpaper they have in her home. Carly finally decided she needs to get back to Michael, but when she returns, she sees Michael is missing.