At Windemere, Nicholas tells Liz about Esme’s escape and jumping off the parapet. He doesn’t know if she drowned, was on an island, or made her way to the mainland. Liz doesn’t know how she’ll survive the fall of her late pregnancy.
Liz laments that it was all their fault that pushed Esme to this extreme measure, and begins making a list of all the crimes they could be charged with. Nicholas promises her that no one will know about this.
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At Kelly’s, Dante and Sam are enjoying hot cocoa. Dex appears and Dante comments that he has to take time off. He asks if Dex wants to change his story about what really happened. , walk away. Sam asks Dante if he is going to file a lawsuit against his father.
Dante tells Sam that he struggles with the idea of justice and strives to uphold it, and what that means when applied to his father. He understands where he came from, and hates the idea that one day he will have to bring a case against his father.
Sam asks if he ever covered up Sonny’s crimes. Dante doesn’t, but he avoids asking certain questions and declines if there is a conflict of interest.Sam feels he has done his duty and by loving his father We don’t take badges lightly.
Britt arrives at Pier 27 with his luggage and waits for the boat. The message says 10 minutes left. She looks at the fireworks overhead and sees a picture of her with her mother. Soon she hears a boat horn and sees a boat approaching.
Elsewhere on the docks, the Hook Killer rushes towards Joss. Joss stumbles and falls while trying to escape, her killer raises the hook high and lunges at her, Joss scrambles and begins screaming for her help. The chase ensues when Britt suddenly appears and breaks the hook with the purse, yelling “Back off, bitch!”
Maxie and Obrecht are alone on the Haunted Star. Maxie’s startled Britt cuts out early. Carly walks in and says, “I knew you were late, but it wasn’t that late!”
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Shortly after Carly departs, Drew arrives and finds out that he wasn’t the only one who arrived late, he missed Carly. Drew really wants to celebrate with Britt, telling Obrecht that her daughter was brave, strong, and played a key role in the escape from Cassadine Island.
Obrecht is alone again and thanks Maxie for hosting this party for his daughter. Maxie claims that Britt did it on her own and she and Brad only helped. She feels she should have given Brit a better childhood. Maxie tells her that it was in the past and that the love they share now matters.
The story shifts to Nathan, Obrecht, who is so happy to have found Maxie and lives in James. Maxie says that even though she has found another great love, she will never forget Nathan. Obrecht is so glad they are still in each other’s lives. Maxie tells Obrecht to stop beating up Brit because Brit is great and loves her mother.
Carly receives Drew’s mail and meets him at Pier 27. They remember being together on a footbridge a year ago tonight. He remembers her helping him stop getting angry and looking forward to her future, she recalls how Sonny broke her heart and almost broke it.
Carly says she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Drew. She also can now do what she couldn’t do last year and they kiss.
Elsewhere on the dock, Britt yells at Joss to run away. Britt blocked Hook’s attack with his wallet and they had a hard time when suddenly Dex appeared and shot Hook.
The hook goes down, but it picks back up and runs away. Dex helps Joss and thanks Britt for saving her life. Britt says they both owe Dex their lives, and she guesses they should call the cops.
Back in Kerry, Dante receives a job call. He tells Sam that he should be out of hours. Maxie then finds Sam alone and assumes Dante was called to work.
Back at the pier, some policemen showed up and found Britt sitting there alone. She tells them that she just fought off the hook. They are skeptical, given the number of calls she received about Hook tonight. She explains that when she heard the sounds of a struggle and saw Hook attacking a young woman, she ran to her aid. She continues that by the time she got off the hook, the other women were gone.
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On the deck of The Haunted Star, Spencer hugs Trina, who asks if people think they are more than friends. Spencer says Maxie certainly did, and Trina thinks her GH crew, who were here, would be keen to spread the gossip, as they watched the fireworks from the deck while Britt’s Talk about how fun the party was.
Spencer confides in her past with Britt and is glad she didn’t marry her father because it hurt too much when they broke up. Trina realizes that Spencer never expects anything good to happen. He says people come and go in his life and the only thing that stays the same is his grandmother.
Trina tells Spencer that just because he feels this way now doesn’t mean it will be that way forever. When they hear sobs, they lean over and kiss.
Spencer and Trina turn around to find Esme standing there, soaking wet. Spencer asks where she has been. Suddenly she passed out and Trina realized she was pregnant. Spencer thinks she has a high fever and says she needs to take her to her hospital.
Later, at General Hospital, Spencer calls Liz to tell her that Esme has returned. He says she is being held at General Hospital and police are on their way. Spencer assures Trina that the baby is not his. He remains silent when she wonders who the father might be.
Dante arrives, followed by Liz and Nicolas. Dante asks Spencer what happened and he and Trina tell him the details of Esme’s appearance and passing out. . He says she is resting comfortably and that she will wake her up soon.Dante asks to see her and is taken to her. Spencer confronts Nicholas as to why he is here.
In Esme’s room, the doctor gives Dante a bag of things that Esme had, including Christmas decorations. Esme wakes up and Dante asks what happened to her.
Dex takes Joss back to his place and makes her a drink. She had never drank scotch before, so he told her to slow down. Joss thanks him for saving her and Britt, but thinks they should have made a statement to the police. and he doesn’t have a license for it. Dex retrieves the shell case and believes that the bullet went on the hook or in the water. Joss rolled his eyes and realized he was still protecting Sonny.
Dex points out that she is wrong. He explains that he is trying to cover what is going on between them because Sunny warned her to stay away. Dex’s voice trembled when he saw her on the wharf and thought she was gone. Worried that he could never do this again, he kissed her. They quickly begin to undress, head over to the couch, and make love.
Back in The Haunted Star, one Obrecht is surprised when Britt returns. Britt suggests that it’s her birthday, New Years, and she’s two drinking. Britt took off her coat and Obrecht found her dress torn and she was bleeding from a small wound. Suddenly, Britt appears limp, stutters forward, and collapses.
Meanwhile, Hook is shot and stumbles along the dock wounded. They unmask and it’s Heather!
next general Hospital: Laura asks what Victor has with Nikolas. Spencer warns his father that Esme will blow him out of the water. Trina wonders what if they are wrong. Scott tells Cam, “What are you waiting for, go and get her!” After sex, Joss tells Dex he will never tell those lies again.Dante asks Esme where he’s been for half a year. When Britt coughs, Obrecht asks her what’s going on.
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