The judge declared Alexis not guilty by way of temporary insanity in the Alcazar murder case. She ordered Alexis to receive outpatient therapy, but she awarded full custody of Kristina to Ned. Alexis was given no visitation with a review in six months. An emotional Alexis begged the judge to reconsider, but the judge insisted that Alexis was unstable and therefore a threat to her baby's safety. Alexis was permitted to have a moment with Kristina to say goodbye. Ned promised to take good care of her. Edward reassured Alexis that Kristina would receive the best care until she could take her back, but Alexis told Edward she was not grateful for his intervention. Edward met with Faith and told her that she had to get Ned involved with her again or she would find out how ruthless Edward could be.
Nikolas ordered Summer to continue pursuing Luke although she insisted that his heart was with Laura. Nikolas told her she would have to continue as planned if she wanted him to keep her secret. Summer then approached Luke and convinced him to make plans with her that evening.
After making love, Rick told Liz that what they did was a mistake. Hurt, Liz asked why they could not be together. Rick told her that he had come to Port Charles with a plan and could not be distracted from it. They agree to continue seeing each other but in private.
Carly tried to interrupt Sonny and Jason's argument, but neither would back down. Back at the penthouse, Carly told Sonny she would not berate him for his actions because he was already hard enough on himself. At the apartment, Courtney told Jason that she didn't want her love for him to ruin his life. Jason reassured her that he wanted to be with her no matter what.