Luke hijacked the truck that was carrying a delivery to Helena. When he opened the first cargo door, he was surprised by Felicia. She proudly told him about how she had locked herself inside after the truck was loaded. Luke insisted that she go home to her family and stop putting herself in danger for his sake. Felicia refused to leave or back down: "You can't tell me what to do and furthermore, I'm helping whether you like it or not!." He couldn't hide his admiration for her when she found the truck's manifest of all of Helena's shipments. Luke was horrified when he recognized the name of chemicals that had already been delivered to her. He told Felicia that they were the same weapons of chemical warfare used in Desert Storm.
Helena put Lucky into the trance and took him to the underground hideaway. Stavros couldn't help but toy with Luke's son, threatening to kill him. However, when Stavros became too aggressive toward Helena, Lucky overpowered him. Helena explained to Stavros that Lucky was programmed to protect her against anything and anyone. Stavros mused over using Lucky to cause trouble, but Helena reminded him that they needed to stick to the plan - the plan was to use Lucky to destroy Luke and to bring Nikolas back into the family.
Nikolas attempted to apologize to Gia for his behavior, but she shut him right down. She was still angry over the whole Lucky thing and the fact that Nikolas didn't trust her. She questioned his sudden hostility toward Lucky. She asked him, "Are you just going to throw me away some day the way you did your own brother?" He assured her that would never happen. Laura then interrupted them, so Gia left for yoga class. Laura expressed her fear over Nikolas' plan to infiltrate the Cassadines. Nikolas promised to be careful, and again told his Mother that he wouldn't just stand by and let Lucky get hurt again. Overcome with emotion, Laura reached out and hugged her son. But, as he looked out the window, Nikolas saw Helena approaching, so he immediately pulled away from his mother, and started to rage at her about always taking Lucky's side!
A very relieved Alexis told Sonny how miserable Carly had been without him and that she was falling apart. Sonny thought that Carly had been physically hurt, and started to freak out, but Alexis assured him that Carly was physically well, but emotionally unstable. Sonny then went to the warehouse to confront AJ, who had been brought there against his will. Sonny warned him against pursuing custody of Michael, but AJ wouldn't back down. Sonny's concern was re-ignited when AJ told him that Carly was crazier than ever and she hadn't wanted him to leave the Penthouse.
Meanwhile, back at Sonny's penthouse, Carly laughed in Sorel's face when he came on to her. She told him she would die before she let him touch her. Sorel reminded her that once he had killed Sonny and had total control, nothing and no one including her could stop him from taking what he wanted. Sorel answered a knock at the door, and when he found Alexis there, he forced her inside at gunpoint. He threatened to kill her unless she told him where Sonny was. Much to Alexis's surprise, Carly threw herself in front of Alexis and told Sorel to leave her alone. Sorel said, "Sonny has one hour to respond and if he doesn't, one of you ladies will die." The phone rang and Sorel told Carly to answer it while he pressed the gun to Alexis's temple. Carly picked up the phone and Sonny was on the other end.
Friday, July 13, 2001
Laura quickly figured out what was going on when Nikolas suddenly began berating her. Mother and Son put on quite a show for Helena, who was lurking in the shadows. Nikolas went on and on about being Laura's second choice, and saying that he felt used by her and all of the Spencers. He told her to leave and go back to the children that really mattered to her. Laura denied holding his paternity against him, and claimed that she loved all of her children equally. When he said he would be better off with the Cassadines, Laura freaked out and left. Helena came out of the shadows and began heaping praise on him. She commended him for finally realizing the truth about the Spencers. Helena then began belittling both Laura and Gia, declaring them unsuitable mates for Cassadine men. Just then Gia came across the two of them while she was on her way home, and demanded that Helena leave. Nikolas persuaded Gia to go back to the cottage and wait for him there. Helena told Nikolas that if he were returning to the family, it would have to be without Gia.
Luke explained to Felicia his feeling that Tony was holding back information about Helena and her plans. After talking about Helena and Stavros's past plans he realized what he had to do next.
Luke fooled Tony into walking right into a trap by calling and impersonating on of Helena's men. He was told Tony to meet Helena on the yacht. But, before he could leave the hospital, Tony had to finish his exam of Stavros. Stavros annoyed him by asking all kinds of questions about Laura and Carly. When Tony refused to give up any information, Stavros reminded him that something bad could happen to Lucas if Tony didn't cooperate. When Tony got to the Yacht, instead of finding Helena he found Luke! When Tony continued to keep quite about Helena's plans, Luke pulled out his gun and told Tony it was time to talk.
Stavros broke into Laura's house and found a letter she had written to Luke while being held captive on the Greek Island. He seethed as he read of Laura's love for Luke while she was married to him. Laura then came home and was on her way in when Scott showed up. She didn't invite him in and told him she needed time alone to think. She expressed fear over everything going on with both her sons. Scott wanted to stay with her, but she insisted that he leave. After going in, she came across the photo album and totally freaked when a photo of her and Stavros fell out. Laura then ran out to the porch and cried out for Scott, but he was gone. Before she could recover from that incident, she came across the crimson red rose and her old engagement ring from Stavros. She stood frozen in the doorway, unaware that Stavros was looming behind her from the stairs.
Carly hid the fact that Sonny was on the phone. When he asked her if Sorel was in the Penthouse and told her to say yes or no, Carly pretended that it was Bobbie trying to come over. Carly said, "No! Don't come around here anymore," and hung up. Sorel figured out that she was lying. He realized that Sonny had been on the phone and she admitted that she had told Sonny to stay away. Meanwhile, outside of the Penthouse, Zander crept around to the side doors and did sneak in. However, when the door made a sound closing, Sorel spotted Zander there. They struggled for control and Sorel ended up shooting the teen in the chest. Carly tried to protect Zander by throwing herself on top of him. She begged Sorel to take her and leave Zander and Alexis behind.
Mike tracked Sonny down at the office and told him that Sorel was holding Carly hostage. Sonny pretended to not believe him and told him he didn't care. He told Mike to stay away from him and Carly. After Sonny left Mike steamed for a while then decided to confront his son again at the Lake House. First he called Alexis, unaware that she, too, was a hostage, and told her to call the police. After that, he banged on the door and yelled for Sonny to come out.
Mean while, back at the penthouse, Sorel had reached his boiling point. He pointed the gun at Carly and told her that he was going to make her pay for protecting Sonny. Just as he was about to pull the trigger, Sonny called out to him from the doorway. Sonny nonchalantly asked Sorel what he was there for.