Lucky tells Nikolas he needs to make up his mind about which girl he's going to be with. Nikolas tells him it's not that easy. What Emily and he had, nothing will ever compare to. They will always have that connection, but Courtney and he respect each other. They were equals and it felt good to be together. Lucky can relate, because this is just how he feels with Liz. Meanwhile, Courtney is telling Liz the same thing. Liz realizes that Courtney is in love with Nikolas and thinks she should be honest with him. Courtney tells her that she's leaving town for a little while to sort things out. When Liz runs into Nikolas in the park, she tells him that Courtney is leaving town and he needs to go see her and tell her how she feels tonight.
Mac shows up at the Metro Court and is furious that Durant hasn't sent the swat team upstairs yet. Durant says he's not sure if there's actually a problem. Ric comes in and sees the two arguing and realizes that Durant intentionally stalled the swat team in order to give Javier a free shot at Sonny. Ric is furious and throws Durant up against a wall. Durant asks Mac to step in, but Mac says he's not sure if there's a problem. Durant caves and tells the swat team to go upstairs.
Javier tries to convince Jason not to shoot him, but Jason makes the decision and kills Javier. Sonny tries to get Jason to leave before the cops come upstairs, but they show up before he can leave. Sonny and Reese are rushed off to the hospital. Mac starts to arrest Jason, but Durant stops him. He sides with Jason and tells Mac that Jason was just defending Sonny since Javier had come after him. Jason asks what the catch is, but Durant just tells him to leave before he changes his mind. Ric is also stunned by this revelation and asks if he let Jason go so that the attorney general wouldn't investigate and find out about Durant's involvement. Durant says he can always press charges later if he needs to. He tells Ric that since Jason's back, Sonny has no room for him.
At the hospital, Emily talks to Sonny and realizes that Reese is hemorrhaging. She calls for help and gets Reese into an OR. Sonny thanks her for saving her life. He asks if she can treat him instead of someone strange coming in, but Emily tells him she's not going to put her medical future at risk for him. Monica notices Emily with Sonny. She pulls Emily aside and tells her she needs to come home. She can visit the boys anytime she wants. She says that Emily needs a place to study, and insinuates that Emily isn't staying in the guest house. Emily assures her that nothing is going on between her and Sonny.
Ric, Courtney, and Mike show up at the hospital, concerned about Sonny. Ric assures them that Sonny is fine and tells them about Reese being in surgery. Ric is disappointed when he goes to visit Sonny, though. Sonny blows off the fact that Ric tried to help him and tells him to go find Jason for him. The pain is evident in Ric's face as he leaves.
Courtney finds Emily and thanks her for calling and telling her that Sonny had been shot. Emily tells her that although they all made mistakes, they need to try to get along while they try to put their lives back together. Courtney goes to talk to Sonny, but leaves her purse in the waiting area accidentally. Sonny asks her if she will help ease Mike's fears since he believes everything has happened because of his lack of parenting skills. Courtney tells him she will talk to Mike, but laughs about how no one in their family can be honest since Sonny is basically asking her to tell Mike he loves him. She does admit that she told Nikolas about the baby, though. She's going to leave town for a little while so she can sort things out. Sonny tells her not to run away from her problems but to go and take care of herself for now. When Courtney leaves, it's Jason's turn to visit. He explains that Manny came to visit him and Sam and he realized he had no choice but to kill Manny. The cops showed up and took Manny into custody, though, before Jason had the chance to do anything. He knew something was going on and he had to get back to help Sonny right away. Sonny asks him if he's back for good or if this was just a one time deal, while Sam listens outside the room. Jason asks for his job back if it's still available, and Sonny says there's no question about it. Sam walks in and asks Sonny if he's ok and hugs Jason. They go outside Sonny's room. Sam tells him about Manny escaping prison. They both realize that Manny is coming after them now. They don't know that he's already in Port Charles, though. He's standing over his brother's chalk outline at the Metro Court. Another mobster tells Manny he shouldn't be there and that his father wants him. Manny says he will go to his father when he takes care of what he came to Port Charles to finish.
Nikolas goes to Courtney's apartment and thinks it is too late. Courtney left for the hospital when she found out Sonny had been shot, but left the note she intended to give to Nikolas. He finds it and thinks she has already left town. He takes one more swing by her place later and finds her just about to leave finally. He tells her that he can't stay away from her and kisses her.
Luke finds Skye going into Kelly's and tries to convince her to come home with him tonight. She tells him she can't be with him anymore. She's risked too much to try to be with him and he hasn't returned the favor. Luke asks if she's meeting Lorenzo tonight and she admits that she is. Their relationship has nothing to do with her and Luke, though. She's giving up on Luke because one night with him is too much but yet it's not enough also. Skye is in for a lonely night, though. She leaves Kelly's after being stood up by Lorenzo. As she leaves, Lorenzo calls her and apologizes that business kept him from meeting her. She tells him that's ok, but when she hangs up the disappointment in her eyes is clear. Lucky finds Luke in the park and is surprised to see him. They reminisce about old days and Lucky tells Luke he's getting married and hopes he comes to the wedding. Luke is shocked and tells him he shouldn't get the law involved. If he wants to be with Liz, be with Liz but don't get married. He is unaware that Liz is standing behind them and talks about all the disadvantages to getting married and mentions how Liz already has one kid fathered by another man. Liz stops Luke from ranting any further by stepping out and telling him to knock it off. She reminds him how happy he was with Laura, and they both explain they just want the same thing. Lucky tells him if he can't be happy for them, maybe he shouldn't show up to their wedding and Luke agrees. Liz asks him if he's sure, and Lucky tells her his dad will probably just show up drunk and ruin everything.