In the Hospital:
Melissa tells Roy that she doesn't like Bobbie, and although she wanted to tell him about how Bobbie had set her up to look incompetent, her only motivation would have been to try to win him back. She decided that it wasn't a good enough reason, and it wasn't going to help their relationship, so she took the high road and dropped the issue.
Meanwhile, Felicia finds a very upset Bobbie in the waiting room. Felicia is relieved that Bobbie finally does know that Carly is missing, but is surprised to learn that Bobbie believes Sonny's version of what happened. She tries to explain to Bobbie that they only hid the situation from her for her own good. Bobbie was exhausted and overwhelmed by Lucas' situation, and Mac, Felicia and Roy didn't want to give her more things to worry about. Bobbie didn't buy it, and compared her anxiety over Carly to Felicia's concern over her two little girls! She then said that if Roy really cared about her he would be in the waiting room with her instead of outside with Melissa. Seeing through Bobbie's weak logic, Felicia asked her if the driving force behind her anger towards Roy was Carly's disappearance or her jealousy towards Melissa. Bobbie disagreed with her and left the waiting room to find Luke.
After Bobbie's exit, Roy enters the waiting room looking for her. Instead he finds Felicia, who tells him that she thinks Bobbie needs some space, and he should let her be. She tells Roy that after some time, Bobbie will calm down and see reason. Felicia also questions Roy about Melissa's intent. Roy tells her they are just friends, but Felicia says that she knows from experience that sometimes people just say that to try to convince themselves of feelings they don't want to deal with. She compares the situation to her feelings for Luke. Roy tells her he loves Bobbie very much, and he used to think that she saw a good in him that nobody else did, but he is not sure that Bobbie feels that way anymore. He also tells Felicia that he is tired of having to explain his actions to everyone, and he is tired of Bobbies constant suspicions. As far as Melissa is concerned, Roy says that she has to deal with her own feelings, and they are not his problem.
On the Hospital Roof:
Luke is hanging off the ledge of the roof yelling for help, when a very amused Stefan finds him and taunts him about finally needing his help. After amusing himself, Stefan agrees to help Luke on the condition that Luke tell him what's in the disks he stole from Helena. At first Luke refuses, saying it would hurt too many people he loves. As Stefan begins to walk away, a desperate Luke agrees to tell Stefan everything he knows. When Stefan pulls Luke back up, Luke tells him that he encrypted the first level of the CD program using an ancient Greek word..."sucker!" He then tells Stefan that he actually no longer has the disks, and wasn't able to uncover anything before Helena stole them back from him.
Luke taunts Stefan about the bruise on his face, and Stefan tells him that Lucky, like a coward, attacked him from behind. At first Luke is shocked to hear about it, but he quickly disguises his surprise by telling Stefan that if hadn't been so exhausted from hanging off the roof all day, he would have loved to finish Lucky's job.
At that point, Bobbie, who has just come from talking to Felicia, interrupts them. After Stefan leaves, she tells Luke that she wants him to go and find Carly and Michael. Luke refuses and says that are better off being wherever they are right now, and as long as they are away from Port Charles they are out of the line of fire. He tells her he thinks something big is going to happen, and that he has a plan in mind. When she probes him, he tells her to go and take care of her son, and he will have more answers for her later in the evening.
In the Hospital basement:
Helena reprimands and threatens Tony for being careless and allowing Luke to follow him. She inquires about Carly's disappearance, and Tony retaliates by threatening to ruin her attempt at recovering Stavros. She hits back by telling him she has enough of the virus left to infect all of the Spencers. A scared Tony backs off, and Helena tells him that she doesn't want to hurt anybody, she only wants her son back.
The ELQ Boardroom:
Edward calls an ELQ board meeting, but doesn't tell anyone that he has invited Skye to join them. When Alan, Monica, Ned and AJ arrive, Ned announces that he has sold one of his shares to AJ, giving him voting power at the meeting. To everyone's disappointment, Sonny arrives and tells Edward to inform him of the meetings in the future. When he goes to introduce himself to Skye, Alan tells him to stay away from his daughter.
Their first order of business is to vote on Skye's new title in the company. Edward proposes Director of Communication, due to Skye's past PR experience. When AJ, Ned and Monica vote against the title, Alan asks Monica to step outside with him. He expresses his disappointment at Monica not living up to he promise to try to help Skye out. Monica tells him that she inquired about Skye's past with an old friend in Landview, and found out that Skye was once hired to seduce a man and try to break up his marriage. She calls Skye shrewd and manipulative, when Edward, who was listening to the conversation, interrupts and says that it is exactly those qualities that ELQ needs to succeed in the future. They question his motives, yet again, and head back to the board room, where Skye has been flirting with Sonny.
When they reconvene, Monica agrees to give Skye a chance, based on her performance in the company.
The second motion is to vote on the expansion of the dock-side project. While everyone agrees that it is essential to the future of ELQ, Sonny objects to it because it would interfere with his plans at the coffee warehouse. Because of a clause in the bylaws, they need all the Quartermaines to vote for the motion in order for it to pass. Unfortunately for Edward, Sonny surprises everyone with Tracy's proxy, and the motion is dismissed. Everyone leaves in a frenzy, while Sonny stays behind to talk to Skye. Edward sees their ongoing flirtation, and comes back into the room to talk to Skye. He tells her that he knows exactly what her first assignment should be...to strip Sonny of his ELQ shares.
Thursday, May 24, 2001
Scotty stopped by the office to see Laura, and tried to persuade her to go out with him since she was all dressed up. Laura explained to Scott that this evening was a family affair for Lucky, so he agreed to stay behind and do paperwork. After she left, he realized he needed to see what was going on.
Nikolas and Gia prepared for the engagement dinner for Liz and Lucky. The two of them agreed not to discuss the whole Lucky/Helena/Luke situation for the rest of the evening. He continued to express concern about Lucky without telling Gia how serious the situation was.
Upstairs, Liz and Lucky talked about their future while Lucky stared blindly at her ring. She went on and on about being the future Mrs. Spencer, oblivious to the fact that he was in a trance.
When Liz went to retrieve her bracelet from Emily, she found out that Emily had not discussed going to the prom with Zander. Emily explained that she didn't want Zander to feel pressured. Little did they know that he was on the other side of the door, eavesdropping.
Zander went downstairs and asked Lucky for advice on what to do about the prom. As Lucky explained to him that to a girl, the prom is Christmas, Valentine's Day and her birthday all rolled into one, Nikolas and Gia arrived. After swallowing his pride and accepting their help, Zander raced upstairs and told Emily to get ready so they could go. Emily couldn't contain her excitement as she recruited Liz to help her get ready.
Liz called in her favor with Gia and convinced her to lend Emily the fabulous Chloe designed dress right off her back! A stunned Emily was overwhelmed at the gesture, and prepared for a magical evening.
Scotty stopped by the diner and offered Bobbie any help he could give in finding Carly.
Then he convinced her to be his date so that he could go to the Port Charles Grill and spy on Laura at the engagement party. While all of this was going on, Mac and Felicia were up the road following up on a lead on Carly. Although the lead went nowhere, it did give Mack a chance to get closer to Felicia. She finally admitted that there was still magic between them, and then agreed to take him to dinner.
THE PORT CHARLES GRILL
While waiting for the party to begin, Luke met with Roy and Kevin and went over his plan to kidnap Lucky. Kevin tried to dissuade Luke, and explained that the plan could backfire and they could loose Lucky forever. Luke refused to back down and said it was going to happen whether they helped or not. With that in mind, the two of them agreed to help Luke kidnap his son and deprogram him. Roy tried to get Luke to tell Laura about the plan. Roy used himself as an example of what can happen by not sharing plans with the ones they love. Luke told him he was willing to chance both Laura and Lucky hating him after the fact as long as he could keep his son safe. The men parted ways and Laura joined Luke at the bar. She asked him to please not pull any of his famous stunts and to keep it together. He warned her that she would be the one that would have to keep it together after she saw Liz's engagement ring. Laura finally realized that Luke had been right all along, and that Helena was, in fact, in control, after he told her about the ring. He pulled her back together by telling her, "Don't worry. You're not alone this time. I'm with you. Together, we're going to beat this thing- we won't let her win!" As he kissed her hand, Bobbie and Scotty, Felicia and Mac, and Roy all came into the bar at once.
Friday, May 25, 2001
Scott and Bobbie decide to go to the Grill together to make Laura and Roy jealous. As they head toward the country club in a rented limo, Zander presents a beaming Emily with a wrist corsage to make her prom experience complete. Edward explains to Ned and AJ how he's sending his new granddaughter off on a mission to seduce Sonny. Luke and Nikolas both frown to see Stefan crash the engagement party. Later, Lucky proposes a toast to his future happiness with Liz, who proudly shows off her diamond while Laura bites her tongue to avoid blurting out why the ring is so familiar. Ned rebukes Edward for pushing Skye straight into the line of fire. A tipsy Bobbie confronts Sonny and demands that he reveal where Carly has gone, then throws her drink in her son-in-law's face. Waiting eagerly for her son to rejoin the living, Helena promises Stavros that no Spencers will survive her wrath this time around. Meanwhile, Luke assures a weeping Laura that they won't lose Lucky. Emily and Zander leave the prom early when it becomes clear that they don't belong with the high school crowd. Stefan has Lucky arrested for assault. Helena is thrilled to see faint signs of life in Stavros. Skye asks Sonny to help her take down the Quartermaines.