Downstairs in the mansion, Skye tries to wrangle a confession out of Emily in front of the family. Zander, seeing how difficult the situation is for Emily, stops her from telling the family about what they did the previous night in the boat house. Emily turns the conversation over to Skye, who uses the opportunity to apologize to Emily for telling everyone that Zander was in her room. Skye also tells them that she has taken Alan's suggestions to heart, and will try to work harder to get along with the family.
Emily takes Zander outside to say goodbye to him. He tells her he is going to get a job, go to school, and try to be the kind of guy she deserves. As he is leaving, Alan and Monica come outside. She tells them that Zander is going to look for a job, and happily goes inside. They both notice a change in her. After Emily leaves, Monica and Alan discuss Skye. While Alan believes that Skye is really going to make an effort to get along with everyone, Monica thinks she was just faking it. Monica does however, commend Alan for trying to be a responsible father, and says she understands his feelings towards Skye.
Meanwhile, Emily is in her room clearing out a lot of her old things. Skye comes in and Emily thanks her for not telling everyone about what she saw in the boat house. She also tells Skye that she didn't buy her apology to the family, and she is not afraid of her. Skye puts on a sad face and tries to gain Emily's sympathy. Skye tells her that she thought Emily would relate to her since they both had been adopted, and they both had mothers who were ill (Skye's adopted mother was in and out of mental institutions). Although Emily doesn't befriend her, she does begin to feel sympathy for her. At Emily's request, Skye promises not to tell anyone about the boat house incident.
Downstairs, AJ tells Ned how he is exactly like Skye, which gives Ned an idea about how they can get to her. Ned tells AJ to become Skye's new best friend, and they make a pact to play "good-cop/bad-cop," with Ned as the bad cop, and AJ as the good-cop.
In Stefan's study, Nikolas, Liz, and Gia threaten to lie to the police if Stefan doesn't drop the charges against Lucky. Stefan refuses. He tells Nikolas that if he wants help from his family, he should go and ask the Spencers. After the three leave, Helena enters Stefan's study from one of the secret passageways. She tells him that he is making Lucky into a martyr, and that if he wants Nikolas back, he should drop the charges against Lucky. They then start talking about Stavros. Stefan tells her that Stavros is dead, and now Stefan is the only ally he has against the Spencers. He says he will drop the charges against Lucky if she tells him what her plans are for Lucky. He tells her that once Lucky is in prison, it could be years before she can get to him. Helena laughs it off and leaves.
Sonny brings Sorel a birthday present that is wrapped to look exactly like the bomb Sorel had sent for him. After he scares Sorel, he opens the box, which contains a kitchen timer. He reminds Sorel that he can get to him anytime and anywhere he wants. Alexis comes in as Sonny is informing Sorel of how he is going to be taking over everything that used to be Sorel's. Alexis and Sonny go back to his penthouse, where she confronts him about his needless threats to Sorel, who is already on death row, and his feelings for Carly. Sonny tries to convince her, and himself, that Carly doesn't matter. As their conversation is almost over, Zander comes in and tells them about how he wants to turn his life around. Sonny offers him a job at the coffee warehouse, and tells him to sign up for some evening courses and send him the bill. Zander thanks Sonny, and leaves with Alexis.
In the hallway outside, Alexis tells Zander that he should stay away from Sonny. Zander tells her he only plans on working in the warehouse, and he doesn't want to be involved in anything else. Alexis informs him that it could be years before Sorel's appeals are exhausted, and she fears that he may retaliate on Sonny in the mean time. She expresses her concern about Zander being caught in the middle of the crossfire.
At the police station, Luke tells Laura that the best thing for Lucky would be to stay in jail, where Helena can't get to him. Although Laura feels very guilty about leaving Lucky there, she asks Scotty to try to postpone the arraignment. Scotty refuses. He says that Lucky is of legal age, and can decide for himself what he wants to do. He demands to know what is going on. Just then, Nikolas, Liz, and Gia come in and tell Scotty, Laura and Luke that they want to make a statement to the police. They say that they were in the stair well with Lucky and Stefan, and they say Stefan attack Lucky. Nobody believes them, and Scotty tells them that he will keep them away from the witness stand.
Nikolas and Gia go to talk to Taggert, who also doesn't believe them. He tells Gia he will not allow her to perjure herself, especially for a Cassadine.
Laura tries to talk to Scotty, but refuses to tell him what is really going on. Scotty finally gives in to her, and gets the arraignment postponed for two days. Lucky is very upset when he hears about it, and is taken back to his cell. After Lucky leaves, Luke asks Taggert to keep Helena and Stefan off the visitor list. He reminds Taggert of what Helena did to Lucky with the fire. Taggert understands, and tells Luke he will try his best.
While Lucky is sitting in his cell downstairs, Helena is waiting for him disguised as a janitor.
Thursday, May 31, 2001
Stefan was caught red handed trying to steal the copies of Helena's discs from Luke's safe by none other than his ex-wife, Bobbie! He defended his actions by claiming that Lucky was in grave danger but he could help. Bobbie didn't buy it and tried to take the discs away from him. As he overpowered her, Roy came in and took control. After being threatened by Roy, Stefan left, but told them they had made a mistake they would regret. Once again, Roy and Bobbie hashed over their respective hurt feelings. Bobbie told Roy that it was a mistake to try to recapture the past. She now realized that their trust was broken because of his past. She admitted that she hadn't always been perfect but she had tried to be honest with him. Despite his begging her for another chance, Bobbie told Roy that their relationship was over.
PORT CHARLES JAIL
Laura and Nikolas finally sat Liz down and explained to her where Lucky had gotten her engagement ring and what him having it meant. Liz finally broke down and realized that Lucky was still programmed. She blamed herself for not seeing the signs sooner, and told them that she would do whatever it took to save Lucky from Helena.
Disguised as a cleaning lady, Helena appeared outside of Lucky's jail cell and re-enforced her hold him on him by using the Ice Princess. He immediately went into his trance, but they were interrupted when Luke and Kevin Collins came in.
Kevin hypnotized Lucky and tried to break through the programming. Kevin put Lucky in a trance and got him to answer a few questions, but when he asked about Helena, Lucky froze. Lucky was able to resist Kevin because of Helena's presence. Kevin realized that he couldn't get through to Lucky. He told Luke and Laura that it might be dangerous for him to try again and he wasn't certain what he would trigger. Kevin told them the last option he could see was Liz, and the love that She and Lucky share.
While Kevin was talking to Liz, Laura tried to get through to her son. After being frustrated by his response, she left, disheartened. After Laura left the cell, Helena came out from her hiding place. Holding up the Ice Princess, she told Lucky it was time for him to get out of jail. She handed him matches and lighter fluid and told him that he'd know what to do with them.
THE QUARTERMAINE MANSION
Gia was tired of being left out of the loop and decided to get answers out of Emily. She told Emily that she was worried about Nikolas. She faked Emily out by pretending to know about the programming. Emily played into her hands by revealing the details of Lucky's mind control and how they all dealt with it last summer. Nikolas showed up and asked Gia to leave with him so they could talk about what had happened.
Friday, June 1, 2001
Felicia attempted to enlist Mac into performing with her at the Nurses Ball. Mac was wary of performing and resisted all of her attempts at luring him in. When she said that it was a way for them to take a step toward a reconciliation, Mac became more interested. In the midst of their playing around, Mac got serious and told Felicia that he missed the more intimate aspects of their relationship. He pulled her into a kiss that she didn't break away from.
Laura finally told Scott the truth about what was wrong with Lucky. She was surprised by Scott's calm acceptance of the mind control and she was grateful that he was willing to help in whatever way he could. She gave him a quick history lesson on the Spencer/Cassadine feud and told Scott how much all of their lives had been damaged by it. Scott promised her that they would deal with everything together.
Keeping to her promise to do anything to save Lucky, Liz begged him to continue his therapy sessions with Kevin. She assured him that she didn't think he was crazy, but she wanted them to start their life together without any worries. Lucky was extremely resistant to the idea, especially after seeing that Liz wasn't wearing her engagement ring. Liz asked him again where he bought it and Lucky made a vague attempt at explaining, but it didn't make much sense. He told her that if she wanted to prove her love for him, she would never take the ring off. Under those conditions, he would agree to see Kevin. After she left, Lucky poured lighter fluid on his cell mattress and lit a fire.
Luke and Kevin discussed Lucky's condition to try to figure out a way to break through the programming. Luke told Kevin about his maze dream and how much it disturbed him. Kevin suggested that the dream might be Luke's way of channeling his fears about his children's safety. Kevin thought that the woman Luke heard in the dream might not even be real. Luke went to Laura's house because he needed to see Lulu and be certain she was alright. He stroked Lulu's head as she slept and related the tale of how the Cassadines came back into their lives after her illness. He didn't blame her, but he realized that a chain reaction had been set in motion that was having deadly consequences. Laura was furious to learn that Luke had planned to kidnap Lucky from his engagement dinner. Her anger quickly evaporated after she received a phone call about a fire at the police station. She and Luke rushed out to see what had happened.
Nikolas was furious with Gia for manipulating Emily into telling her about Lucky's programming. Gia calmed him by telling him that the only reason she did it was because she wanted to help him and Lucky. He confided that in addition to keeping Lucky's secret, he had also been afraid that she would leave once she found out how truly twisted his family was. Gia promised him that she would never leave him no matter what happened with the Cassadines.
Helena sent her assistants off to make sure that nothing went wrong with Lucky at the police station. She sat with Stavros and whispered that all the plans were in motion for his return. At the sound of her voice, Stavros opened his eyes. Helena broke down in tears at this sign of life, but she bade him to go back to sleep because he would need his rest for all that was in front of them.