The Quartermaine House:
Edward calls the family together for a meeting to "officially" welcome Skye into the Quartermaine clan. Of course he is only doing it to punish Ned and AJ for conning him into admitting that he lied about being beaten up by Zander.
While the three of them are hashing it out downstairs, Skye is upstairs looking around Emily's room. She sees a picture of Emily and Alan together, and is examining it with an envious yet sad look, when Monica comes in. As usual, Skye rises to the occasion and tells Monica that she wants to move into Emily's room. Alan comes in and tells her that there are plenty of other rooms in the house for her. Just then, Emily comes in. Monica and Alan are happy to see her, but Emily tells them she just came to get a few more of her things. Alan takes Skye downstairs, and Emily tells Monica that everything between her and Zander is over. Emily tells her that everyone else was right about Zander, but instead of pushing the issue further, Monica consoles her and lets her know that the family will always be there for her. Monica goes down to the family meeting, and leaves Emily alone to pack.
Downstairs, Edward announces to everyone that he is giving Skye 2% of ELQ stock, which he had originally intended to give to Emily on her 18th birthday. Rae jumps in to tell Edward that nobody wants his "blood-money" and that he cannot buy Skye's affection. Skye interrupts, tells Rae off, and, in true Quartermaine fashion, asks what the price of ELQ stock is. As the usual Quartermaine yelling and screaming begins, Rae and Alan leave to go talk in the garden, and Skye heads back upstairs.
In the garden, Rae informs Alan that he shouldn't expect Skye to return his affections because she has gone through a lot in the past year. She feels it would be best if Skye left Port Charles with her. Monica comes into the garden and agrees with Rae. Monica tells Alan that it is her house, and she gets to decide who stays in it. She gives Alan an ultimatum between her and Skye, but Alan stands his ground. He tells Monica that he loves her, but Skye is his daughter and will live in the house with him.
Meanwhile, as Emily is packing, she finds a picture of Zander and begins to tear it up. Just then, he comes in through the window and tells Emily that he did not go through with the drug deal. He hasn't been able to stop thinking about her, and he still loves her. Reluctant at first, Emily tells him she loves him too, and the two began to kiss on Emily's bead.
Skye overhears part of their conversation, and decides to make the most out of the situation. She goes back downstairs, and as Monica, Rae and Alan are coming in from the garden, she express her astonishment at finding them all still down there. She tells them that she could have sworn she just heard a man's voice coming from Emily's bedroom. Of course, everyone rushes upstairs to see who it is....
Melissa comes in to pay Lucas a visit. She learns from Amy that his condition still hasn't improved. She takes her chain off, which has a pendant of St. Jude, "the Patron Saint of Lost Causes," and leaves it under his pillow. She tells him it has helped her a lot, and she hopes it will help him too. When Bobbie comes back, she admires the necklace, but doesn't know who it's from.
Meanwhile, 30 floors below the basement of General Hospital, Tony strikes a bargain with Helena. In exchange for the antidote, Tony promises that, when Lucas has recovered, he will come back and help her with Stavros. She threatens him that Lucas and the other Spencer related children will all suffer if he tells Luke or anyone else about his bargain.
After Tony leaves, Helena is informed about the break-in at the patch. She seems to be very upset, and leaves the basement to take care of the situation.
Tony goes back to the lab, where Melissa tells him about the virus she found. He saves a tiny amount of the antidote, and puts the rest back in his pocket. Lucas' condition suddenly takes a downturn, and Bobbie calls the Lab to tell Tony to come back to the room. Reluctantly, Tony injects Lucas' I.V. with the antidote, figuring that he has nothing to lose. He tells her its an anti-viral serum he got from Johns Hopkins University.
Luke and Laura come into the hospital, and Luke asks Tony if he tested Lucas for poison. Tony looks like he desperately wants to tell Luke what is going on, but instead he tells Luke that Lucas has a rare virus.
At the nurse's station, Roy thanks Melissa for leaving the necklace for Lucas. Apparently, Melissa's mom gave it to her, and she has been wearing it since she was sixteen. Roy then gets a letter that was messengered to the hospital for him. He reads it, and rushes out of the hospital.
Lucky is caught off-guard when Luke and Laura ask him why he doesn't want to leave the yacht. He begins to ramble on about wanting to tell Helena to stay away from his family and leave him out of everything. He ends up mentioning that he got into a fight with Stefan, and that he asked Liz to marry him. Laura is surprised by what Lucky says, and Luke's suspicions grow. He asks Lucky if there is a connection between Lucas' ailment and his sudden decision to get married, and if Helena has anything to do with Lucas. Again, Lucky begins to get very angry ad defensive. He blames Luke for the year he lost after the fire, and exits the boat. Luke and Laura decide to leave and go to the hospital to check in on Bobbie and Lucas.
Lucky returns to the yacht and tells Helena that he wants nothing more to do with her. She shows him the Ice Princess, and tells him he is going to help her destroy his father.
Thursday, May 17, 2001
While in his programmed trance, Lucky told Helena that he and Liz were planning to marry and leave Port Charles. Helena gave him the same ring that Laura reacted to and told Lucky to give it to Liz. She told him, "Every time you look at this ring, your mission and your future will become clear." After he accepted the ring she woke him from the trance. Oblivious to what had just happened, Lucky told her to stay away from his family. After he left, Helena laughed triumphantly.
Nikolas and Gia returned to the cottage after giving up their search for Lucky. After Liz showed up, Nikolas told her that he thought something was wrong with Lucky. Since Gia was also there, he didn't totally open up about what had happened to Lucky already. Their secrecy bothered her, but Gia decided to respect their silence. Liz refused to believe that Lucky was being programmed again. Her and Nikolas then raced to the boxcar thinking they'd find Lucky there. Instead, they found a photographic shrine to Liz that freaked them out.
The Quartermaine Mansion
Skye stirred up trouble by alerting the family that someone was in Emily's room. Of course, the Q's raced upstairs to find Zander and Emily kissing on the bed. Zander told them that he and Emily were in love and they wouldn't be torn apart again no matter what. Alan told Zander that he didn't approve of him, but he was willing to allow Zander and Emily to date. The conditions were that they could only see each other with her parents' approval and Emily had to move back home. They agreed to everything.
Meanwhile, downstairs, Ned and AJ threatened Skye if she ever hurt Emily again. They warned her that Emily was off limits. Having received the same lecture from Rae, Skye told them that she didn't take to threats very well. She told them, "I suggest you call a few people in Llanview and Pine Valley to find out the level of damage I could do."
After hearing from Carly, Roy rushed to the Penthouse to see Sonny. He was stunned when Sonny said that Carly didn't exist to him anymore. Sonny accused Roy of playing on Carly's fears and using her to get to him. Roy denied the accusations, saying that he had helped Carly because her husband refused to. He tried to help Sonny see that everything Carly did was right because she was trying to protect her family. Sonny countered that Carly had betrayed him and betrayal was unforgivable. Roy then told Sonny "I hope you're happy alone with your gun. That's all you have left." Roy later asked Mac for help in finding Carly.
Now alone, Sonny took out his gun. He paced back and forth restlessly and looked up when he heard Carly's voice. She reminded him of the promises they had made before God and she promised to never leave him. Sonny raised the gun and shot at the mirror, realizing that he had just had a vision of Carly. She really wasn't there at all.
Friday, May 18, 2001
At the hospital:
Luke's reoccurring nightmares continued to plaque his sleep. This particular nightmare had him trapped in a gloomy maze with him seeing glimpses of Helena. A female voice and hands reached out to him as Luke woke to find Bobbie shaking him awake in the hospital waiting room. She was happy to announce that Lucas had awaked from his coma and appeared as though he had not been ill. In Lucas' room, Luke inquired of Tony how Lucas' illness had been cured so rapidly. Tony was obviously hiding information as he assured the others that Lucas had nothing more than a virus. Later, Luke followed Tony into the hospital waiting room to find out what information Tony seemed to be keeping from them about Lucas' illness and recovery. Hiding from sight, Laura eavesdropped on the conversation and worried that the Spencer/Cassadine war would affect the children.
Later, Helena summoned Tony back to the basement and demanded he completed his end of their deal by bringing Stavros back to life. Helena gave Tony CD-disks along with medical notes and passwords that would guide him through the process of returning Stavros to life. Tony followed the instructions on the first disk, but told Helena that he could not promise that what he had done would work. Helena rushed into the special room to stand near Stavros and check his status. When he did not respond to the process, Helena began to threaten Tony by promising retribution for his failure. At that instant, Stavros' heart monitor began to beep behind them.
At the boxcar:
Liz returned to the boxcar to find Lucky. She asked Lucky where he had been because she and Nikolas had been looking for him. Lucky told her that he had gotten in a fight with his parents and need to take a walk to calm down. Liz expressed her and Nikolas' concern for Lucky; however, Lucky told her that he was fine and was not being controlled by Helena. To distract her suspicions, Lucky presented Liz with the diamond ring that Helena had given him. Although her initial reaction was not to accept the ring because of it's obvious size and value, Lucky placed the ring on her finger. While taking in its beauty, Liz didn't notice how seeing the ring triggered Lucky's peculiar behavior.
At the penthouse:
Alexis dropped in to check up on Sonny to find the mirror in the living room broken. When she asked him what had happened, Sonny told her everything was fine and that there was nothing to worry about. Mike arrived, but before he could ask Sonny about the mirror, Agent Ford and Detective Taggert barged in to the penthouse demanding to know what had happened to their witness (the man tied to the chair when Sonny was arrested by the FBI). After accusing Sonny of witness tampering, Sonny denied the allegations and told them they had no case against him. When Ford and Taggert continued to threaten Sonny, he asked them to leave before he pressed charges against them. After they left, Sonny asked Alexis and Mike to go as well. Once outside the penthouse near the elevator, Alexis told Mike that Carly had betrayed Sonny by turning him in to the FBI.
In the office at Luke's Club:
Luke once again tried to break the code on the disks he had stolen and copied from Helena. Luke ran through a list of words that Laura had given him that she thought might be passwords. When he got mid-way down the list and typed in the word "Pandora", the disk granted him access and produced a strange word that Luke thought looked as though it were Greek. When he got up from his desk and crossed the room to look the word up in a book, Lucky entered the backdoor of his office. Lucky said he had come to invited Luke and Laura to a dinner with him and Liz to celebrate their engagement. Luke tried to divert Lucky's attention away from the laptop so he would not see that he had been able to access the disk; however, Lucky looked at the screen anyway. Lucky went into a trance and began to smash the laptop to pieces.