Laura takes a position on the hospital board at GH and Kevin realizes she'll be his boss. Then Lucy approaches them and notes that Laura's new position will make her Kevin's boss as well. Lucy is all excited and hurries Laura off to give her tips on dealing with the board. Later Laura tells Lucy she plans on making The Nurses' Ball a priority. Lucy is thrilled and encourages Kevin and Laura's relationship before walking off. At the end, Laura tells Kevin that she loves him and he says it back to her. They kiss and then Laura has to rush off to a board meeting.
At the Metro Court, the song Charlotte keeps whistling gives Anna a memory flash. After Charlotte is reluctant to spend time alone with Lulu and says she wants to go home. Then Valentin walks in and Charlotte runs to hug him. Lulu gets worked up and tells Dante she thinks Valentin is playing games. She wants sole custody of Charlotte, but Dante is hesitant and tells Lulu she'll end up hurting Charlotte. Dante says Charlotte loves Valentin and Lulu should wait. At the end, Charlotte gives Lulu a cold hug. It upsets Lulu so she threatens Valentin that she's going for full custody.
Nearby, Emma asks Anna why she's so interested in the song Charlotte was whistling. Emma knows that Anna doesn't like Valentin and offers to spy on Valentin for Anna. However Anna tells her not to go near Valentin without her. Then Valentin approaches Anna and asks if Emma and Charlotte can be friends. Anna says yes and asks Valentin about the song. He says it's in Russian and asks if Anna speaks it. Anna says of course and then Valentin makes a reference about a teacher he had in school. It seems to trigger something for Anna. At the end, Anna tells Dante she thinks she knows Valentin from her time in the WSB post Cold War, but can't remember how.
Scott Baker comes to GH to speak with Franco about his brother Tom. Liz tries to intervene on Franco's behalf, but then gets called away for work. Once alone, Franco tells Scott he's not sorry for attacking Tom after what he did to Elizabeth. However Franco assures Scott that he hasn't hurt Tom. Scott seems to understand that Tom is troubled. Franco then tells Scott that he wants to change for Liz and Liz overhears him. She's touched and tells Franco she's ready to be with him for real.
Meanwhile at Franco's studio, Tom manages to get free of his cage. However Tom discovers the door is locked from the outside and freaks out. He tries to open the door, but when that fails he begins screaming for help. Later Franco returns to his studio. Tom is in his cage again. Franco tells him he's going to let him go after all and opens the cage door. When he does, Tom chloroforms Franco.
In Hayden's hospital room, she begins to flat line. Liz comes in the with a crash cart and Finn manages to bring her back. When Hayden wakes up, Tracy tells her she died. Tracy and Liz decide to give Finn and Hayden alone time. Once in private, Finn tells her that he has a cure but if it doesn't work it could kill her. Hayden is worried there won't be enough cure left for Finn, but he tells her he'll figure something out. Hayden decides to take the chance and at the end, Finn injects the cure into her IV.
Lulu goes to Wyndermere and tells Valentin she wants to take Charlotte home. Valentin says he won't stop Lulu from having a relationship with Charlotte, but she has to share with him. Then Charlotte and Nina walk in the room. Nina gets Charlotte to go play and then tells Lulu not to speak against Valentin. Lulu gets irked by Nina. Valentin promises he won't keep Charlotte from Lulu. Charlotte returns with a picture for Nina and it's clear they have a bond. Then Valentin let's Lulu take Charlotte to see the Christmas tree lighting at The Metro Court. Privately Nina tells Valentin it was a mistake for him to let Lulu take her. Valentin says he feels like he has to let Lulu sink or swim with Charlotte. Nina warns him that people will go to extreme lengths to protect their children.
Anna talks to Dante at The Metro Court about Charlotte being Lulu's child. Dante seems a little sad and tells Anna he always wanted a daughter of his own. Dante worries that he might not be able to love Charlotte they way Lulu wants him to. Anna tells him that his love for Lulu and Rocco will make it okay for him. After Anna tells Dante that she thinks Valentin burned down his childhood school. Anna also says she thinks she knows Valentin from somewhere. Later they run in Lulu and Charlotte. Anna takes Charlotte to play with Emma. Charlotte teaches Emma a tune that triggers a bizarre memory for Anna. In private, Lulu gushes to Dante about Charlotte. Dante doesn't like that Lulu approached Valentin without him. At the end, Lulu tells Dante she doesn't plan on giving Charlotte back to Valentin.
Liz tells Franco at the hospital that his landlord complained about the loud music at his studio. She questions him about the Christmas present he's been working on, but then she gets called away to a patient before Franco can answer. Meanwhile at Franco's studio, Tom tries to get Franco's cell phone through his cage as it lays on the floor. Later Franco returns to the studio and finds Tom trying to get his phone. Franco says he's going to keep Tom until he officially breaks parole and goes back to prison. Tom swears he's reformed and begs for Franco to let him go. At the end, Tom's brother, Scott, goes to the hospital looking for him. Liz introduces him to Franco and asks if Franco knows where Tom might be. Back at the studio, Tom finally manages to get free of his cage.
Tracy reads to Hayden at the Quartermaine's and tells her that Finn thinks he's found a cure. Hayden asks why Tracy is helping her. Tracy says Hayden reminds her of someone. Later Hayden's temperature rises so Tracy brings her to the hospital. Liz comes to help and Hayden asks her to find Dr. Finn before she dies. Meanwhile in the hospital lab, Dr. Finn enlists Brad's help to find a cure for he and Hayden. After Liz calls Finn to say Hayden is in bad shape. Dr. Finn rushes to Hayden's room with his syringe. Finn tells Tracy he thinks he's found the cure and is going to test it on himself to see if it works. However before he can inject himself, Hayden begins to flat line.
Sam goes to see Maxie at Crimson and Maxie tells Sam she wants to throw her an amazing baby shower. Sam isn't sure that she wants that, but Maxie insists. Then Maxie learns that Sam is waiting to find out the sex of the baby until he or she is born. Maxie thinks it's a mistake and steals Sam's test results when Sam steps away to take a call.
Dante and Lulu wait for results at GH about Charlotte. Griffin comes over to tell them he doesn't have any answers yet on her DNA, because he's being extra thorough to assure there is no tampering. Later Griffin returns. He tells Lulu she is definitely Charlotte's mother and Valentin is her father. Dante thinks they'll have to prepare for a custody battle. Lulu wonders if Dante can love Charlotte like a father.
Julian struggles with pain at Ava's apartment. Ava is concerned about him and warns Alexis she'll be watching her. Ava wants to have Bloody Mary's to celebrate Julian surviving, but Alexis says he can't drink on pain medication. Ava and Alexis snipe at each other. Alexis steps on the balcony to collect herself and slips vodka in her coffee to take the edge off. In private Ava pleads with Julian to let her help him so he doesn't have to involve Alexis. Julian ends up falling asleep on her. After Ava and Alexis start arguing again and Ava tells Alexis that she knows Alexis ran Julian down. Ava threatens to go to the cops with that information.
Nelle brings Sonny some ornaments from Carly for his Christmas tree. She offers to decorate the tree for him and once again they promise to keep quiet about their night together. Then Carly walks in and puts the finishing touches on the tree. Sonny is clearly uncomfortable with Nelle being there too. Then Carly gets a call and learns that Sonny recommended Nelle for a job in Atlanta. Carly wonders why Sonny got involved. Nelle jumps in and says it was just a mix up and Sonny thought he was helping her. However Nelle assures Carly she's not leaving town. Carly thinks it was nice of Sonny to help Nelle and says she thinks things look positive for Christmas.
At The Metro Court, Curtis and Jason review the evidence they found in the dumpster. Carly brings them coffee and questions Jason about why he seems off. However Curtis says they're in the middle of something before Carly can get any answers from Jason. She decides to leave them alone. After Jason tells Curtis he thinks he found something. They head over to a pawn shop and show the owner pictures of Julian and his men to see if the owner recognizes them. The owner says no, but he does recognize the bag that the tools Jason found in the dumpster were in. The owner says he has a bunch of them, which he hands out all the time. Later Jason ends up finding matching tools in the shop and accuses the owner of lying to him. At the end, we see that an unknown person is watching Jason and Curtis question the owner on surveillance cameras.
Franco continues to torment Tom Baker in a dog cage at his studio. Franco says he doesn't think Tom was rehabilitated in prison and he wants to stop him from hurting Liz or anyone else. Franco asks what his plans for Kiki were and says he wants to save all women who will run into him going forward. Then Liz knocks on the door. Tom tries to scream for help, but Franco uses a buzzer he has attached to Tom's neck to zap him quiet. Then Franco steps outside to talk to Liz. She asks to come in, because she wants to talk about Tom. Franco says she can't because then she'll see her Xmas present. Liz thinks it's sweet that he's making her a gift. After Liz says she's worried that he'll hurt Tom and tells Franco he's already a hero to her. Liz wants them to move forward together. Then she invites Franco to spend the holidays with her. He's very happy and says how much he loves her kids. Liz kisses him goodbye and once she leaves, Franco returns to Tom. He tells Tom he's not going to kill him, but he's going to end his life as he knows it.
Dr. Finn helps Hayden in her hospital bed at the Q's when she has a seizure. Tracy comes in to help and tries to hold Hayden still. Finn gives Hayden some of his drug (Zeconestrol (sp?), despite his running low on supplies. It seems to help her, but Finn tells Tracy he doesn't have enough drugs left to keep both he and Hayden alive. Tracy tells him he's going to have to find a cure before it's too late. Tracy says she will take care of Hayden while he goes to work on a cure. Finn tells Hayden he has to leave. She thinks he's her father leaving her again and tells him as her father that she loves Finn.
Later Finn promises he'll come back to see her again whether he finds a cure or not. After Hayden confuses Tracy with her mother and asks if she hates her because Hayden reminds her of the failure her mother had with Jeff Webber. Tracy plays along and tells Hayden she was an inept mother. It seems to hit home for Tracy. She tells Hayden she loves her. Meanwhile Finn goes back to his hotel room to work out a cure, but grows frustrated when he can't. He talks to Roxie and wonders what he's missing. Looking at Roxie shedding her scales, Finn gets an idea. He takes Roxie out of her tank and hopes she can help save Hayden's life.
Michael goes to see Carly at The Metro Court to ask if she's seen Nelle. Carly says no and thinks maybe Michael and Nelle got their wires crossed. After Carly tells Michael she's probably going to spend Christmas with Sonny, because she thinks it's good for the family to be together. Meanwhile Nelle goes home and talks to herself about going to the party with Michael. Then she strips down to her underwear, looks at her kidney scar and rants about Carly. After Nelle looks in a music box full of keepsakes, including a rattle. Right then Michael sends her a text asking where she went. Nelle thinks about Michael and her fake seduction of Sonny. Later she cries to her music box again. Then Michael stops by. She apologizes for leaving the party abruptly and claims she was feeling sick. Michael thinks he made her uncomfortable by pressuring her to come to the gala. They end up talking and decide to be friends no matter if things get complicated. After Michael leaves, Nelle once again returns to her music box and looks at her baby rattle.
Sonny asks Jason at his house if he's going to tell Carly about him supposedly sleeping with Nelle. Jason thinks Sonny should come clean, because the truth always has a way of coming out. Sonny thinks it's better to keep it quiet and reminds Jason that he's lied before, even about being Michael's father. Jason gets offended, but Sonny says the truth will break him and Carly up for good. Right then, Carly walks in and senses the tension between Jason and Sonny. She asks what's wrong so Sonny says they were talking about Morgan. Jason backs up his lie to Carly. After they put up a Christmas tree together, but acknowledge that something will be missing without Morgan this year. Carly says she wants them all to be together, including Jason, Sam and the boys, for the holidays. She senses that Jason has something on his mind. Jason says it's just nice to see his best friends getting along. At the end, Jason and Sonny are alone. Sonny asks if Jason is going to tell Carly about Nelle. He answers no, but says if Carly asks him he won't make up a story. Then Jason tells Sonny to do right by his family.
End of show!
There are still many problems, but on a whole I do think GH has been better of late. I really can't stand Nelle, but I think that's the point. The plot with Tom Baker is ludicrous, but for those who know Todd Manning's history on OLTL with his rape of Marty, you know Roger is playing Franco very Toddish and I like it. I think Hayden and Finn have cute couple potential, even though this silly disease plot is going nowhere fast. Let's hope he does find a cure quickly.
Curtis shows Jason what he found out at Kelly's. Curtis determines that there is more surveillance footage from yet another angle. He and Jason take off to investigate and end up looking through dumpsters for clues. Curtis gets scared by a rat, which amuses Jason. Then Jason finds a bag full of stuff that might have been used to plant the bomb. Later Curtis gets a call from Jordan with more information on the case.
Nelle goes to Sonny's house at Sonny's behest. He gives Nelle her missing necklace and then says he's found a solution for their awkward situation. Sonny tells her that there is a teaching job waiting for her in Atlanta. Nelle says he can't make her leave and tells Sonny there is nothing for her back in Atlanta. Sonny decides to drop the issue. Nelle assures him she won't say anything about them sleeping together and she records their conversation again. Later Jason shows up and notices an odd exchange between Nelle and Sonny. Nelle leaves and after Jason asks Sonny what's going on.
Ava stops by Julian's hospital room with plans to take him home with her after he's released. However Julian informs her that he has other plans. Meanwhile Alexis spikes her coffee again outside of Kelly's. Then she heads to the hospital to pick up Julian. Ava is surprised to see her and in private figures out that Alexis must have been the one who hit him. Julian asks her to keep quiet about it. Ava agrees, but doesn't think anything good will come of his plan for Alexis. By the nurses' station, Alexis gets questioned by Griffin about why she's taking care of Julian after what he did to her. Alexis claims that she's trying to forgive people who have wronged her. Griffin has trouble believing her.
In NYC, Lulu and Maxie are locked in Dr. Bellamy's exam room and struggle to figure out how to get out. Meanwhile Valentin gets a call at Wyndermere from Dr. Bellamy about Lulu and Maxie snooping in his office. Valentin decides to handle the situation personally. Back at Dr. Bellamy's office, he tells Lulu and Maxie to sit tight and keeps them locked up. Later Valentin shows up and Lulu slaps him across the face. Then Dr. Bellamy gives Valentin some alone time with Lulu and Maxie.
At GH, Nathan goes to Griffin for help with Valentin. Nearby Dante can't reach Lulu on her phone and wonders where she is. Nathan can't reach Maxie either. Griffin tells them that Maxie and Lulu stopped by last night and Dante finds the address for Dr. Bellamy. Nathan and Dante take off to find the girls. Later Dante and Nathan show up at Dr. Bellamy's office. Valentin says he has something to tell all of them. At the end, Valentin confirms that Lulu is Charlotte's mother. He looks at Lulu and smirks, "we're Charlotte's parents."
Franco brings Liz a key-chain with mace on it at Perks. Liz is worried that Franco is going to kill Tom. Franco promises that he won't go after Tom, but says he's worried because he really cares about her. Liz says his violent side scares her. Franco asks her to promise that she'll use the key-chain if she needs to. Later Liz runs into Hayden and tries to get her to open up about what's going on with her. However Hayden is reluctant to talk.
Monica, Dillon and Tracy talk about Tom Baker at the hospital. Then Finn rushes up to Tracy asking if she has seen Hayden. Tracy says yes so Finn tries to call Hayden, but without success. Then he gets a call from Liz telling him where Hayden is. Later Liz comes to the hospital and talks to Monica and Tracy about what's happening with Hayden. Meanwhile Finn goes to Perks to talk to Hayden while she's trying to ice skate. Hayden tells him that she made a bucket list, because she's accepted that she's going to die. At the end, Hayden gets light headed and Finn has to catch her from falling.
Outside of Kelly's, Kiki has a run in with Tom Baker. He asks if she's a model. Kiki thinks he's giving her a line, but Tom says he is a professional photographer. He gives her a card and suggests they can help each other out since they're both looking for work. Kiki turns Tom down while Franco happens to overhear. After Franco confronts Tom, but Tom quickly warns Franco to back off. Meanwhile Dillon meets up with Kiki and they talk about all the people they've lost, including Emily. Dillon warns her to be careful of Tom Baker and gives her background on what Tom did to Emily and Liz. Later Franco ends up warning Kiki about Tom as well and he asks for her help to keep women safe. Kiki likes the idea and agrees.
Dante talks to Nathan about Lulu's thoughts on Charlotte being her daughter at the PCPD. Dante says the Canadian authorities can't find Claudette and will soon declare her dead. Nathan wonders how they could prove that Lulu is Charlotte's mother. Meanwhile Maxie and Lulu go to Claudette's Obgyn, Dr. Bellamy, in New York City for information on Charlotte. Maxie pretends to need an exam while Lulu snoops in the doctor's files. Lulu finds out that Claudette was a surrogate for Charlotte. After Dr. Bellamy catches Lulu looking into his files and decides to lock Maxie and Lulu in the exam room.
At Wyndermere, Valentin and Nina regale in their night together. She tells him that she likes him and she likes being with him, but she's not sure if he's being 100% honest with her. Valentin hopes they can have a real relationship. Later Nathan and Dante go to Wyndermere to talk to Valentin about Claudette. Nathan isn't pleased to find Nina there, but Nina is quick to tell him that she's a grown woman who will make her own choices. Nina refers to Valentin as her boyfriend. At the end, Nina leaves and Valentin gets a phone call from Dr. Bellamy.
Nathan catches Maxie snooping on his laptop to learn what surprise he has for her at their apartment. Then they practice dancing for their wedding. They disagree on the music for their wedding song and Nathan ends up pulling his back out. Maxie worries that Nathan won't be able to dance at the wedding now, but Nathan assures her that nothing can stop him. Then he heads off to work, but says he'll stay on desk duty.
Curtis and Jason tell Sam at Kelly's that Julian planted the bomb in his own car. Curtis thinks they should go to the cops. However Jason and Sam don't think that's a good idea. Curtis ignores them and goes the PCPD to talk to Jordan anyway. Jordan end ups handcuffing him to her desk and threatens to hold him overnight. Curtis decides to tell Jordan about the van he figured out was Julian's, but refuses to tell her who he's working with. Jordan removes his cuffs and then shows Curtis surveillance footage from the Floating Rib from a different angle. Upon looking at it Curtis says, "What the hell?"
Andre tries calling Jordan, but misses her. Then Anna stops by his office and asks Andre to consult on her investigation into Valentin. Anna thinks Valentin burned down his childhood school and she wants to prove it. Andre asks what is bothering her so much about Valentin. Anna says she feels like Valentin knows her from somewhere. She thinks finding out what happened at Valentin's school will give her the answers she needs.
At Wyndermere, Nina stops by with a Christmas present for Charlotte. She finds Valentin alone with a lovely Christmas tree up for Charlotte. Nina talks about her childhood Christmas', which she says were empty. Valentin says his Christmas' were lonely except for a scarf given to him by a cook at his boarding school. Later Nina learns there is a storm on the way and she can't leave. Nina thinks Valentin is manipulating the situation until she gets soaking when she goes outside. After Valentin brings her dry clothes that apparently Britt left behind as well as food and wine. Nina tells Valentin that he makes her nervous. She also mentions her failed previous relationships, but says she's a strong woman now. After they end up kissing, which leads to their clothes coming off.
Lulu tells Dante at GH that when she looked at Charlotte she felt a connection. She asks if Dante thinks it's possible that Charlotte is her daughter. Dante doesn't think so since Charlotte is Valentin's child and not Stavros'. Lulu thinks it's possible that a mistake could have been made. However Dante tries to convince her otherwise. Later Lulu goes to see Maxie and asks for Maxie's help to prove Charlotte is her daughter. Meanwhile Dante goes to the PCPD and wants to talk to Nathan about Lulu's concerns. Jason and Sam go to the hospital for a check up and talk about Curtis and Julian. Jason hopes Sonny will soon be free. Sam asks if once things are back to normal if he still wants to move to Aurora. Jason thinks it's the wrong time for them to move and they agree to stay in town. Then Dr. Kelly comes in and Sam has an ultrasound. Dr. Kelly writes the sex of the baby down on their ultrasound picture and tells them to look only if they want to know. At the end, Jason gets a call from Curtis who tells him he's got something really big.
Anna asks Robert to help her investigate Valentin over the phone at Kelly's. Then Laura walks in and Anna asks her about Valentin. Laura gives Anna the highlights of what happened in Greece with Valentin and also says that Luke had mentioned Valentin to her in the past. Laura mentions that Valentin wore the same costume as Kevin on Halloween and offered to let her live with him. Laura gets upset thinking of what he did to Nikolas and says she thinks Valentin has a lot of secrets. Later Anna gets a call back from Robert and learns that the headmaster of Valentin's boarding school had been killed back in the day.
Nina and Valentin flirt at the hospital. Then Santa (Kevin) arrive to greet the kids for Toys for Tots. Meanwhile Nurse Amy greets a grown up Rocco, Lulu and Dante at the hospital. She asks if Rocco has a brother or sister on the way, which leads to an awkward moment for Dante and Lulu. After they run into Valentin. Lulu tells Valentin to go back to Greece. Then Dante speaks with Valentin in private and orders him to leave his family alone. However Valentin says that's not possible, since they live in the same town. He also tells Dante not to use his badge to harass him.
Sam and Jason try to figure out who wants to kill Julian outside of Kelly's. Then Curtis shows up and tells them he thinks Julian is hiding something. Jason thinks Julian must know who planted the bomb. Curtis thinks they should get surveillance footage from the garage near the scene. Jason and Curtis head off to break into a van that was parked across the street the night of the bomb. Meanwhile Sam goes to GH for her check up and decides to go see Julian.
Alexis shows up at GH to visit Julian. She asks if he remembers anything from his hit and run. Julian claims he's not sure what happened. Then he says he can't stop thinking about the person who called 911, because that person saved his life. He then says, "thank you, Alexis," for calling 911 after she ran him down. Julian recounts every detail of what happened and says it was a DWI. Alexis says she wasn't drunk, she was pissed. She also says there is no evidence of her being drunk that night and there is nothing the police can find against her. Julian says it won't be as hard to prove to the Bar Association. However Julian says he'll keep her secret if she does something for him in return.
Michael asks Nelle to attend the Toys for Tots Gala, but Nelle is hesitant because of Carly. However Michael talks her into it. Then they talk about what kind of dress she'll need so Michael suggests she go to Maxie for help. Nelle doesn't feel comfortable borrowing a dress or jewelry. Later Nelle realizes her necklace is missing. Then she remembers that it's probably at Sonny's house.
Carly threatens to kick Ava's ass at Sonny's house if she doesn't back off the subject of Avery's custody. Ava says Avery is her daughter and that after what happened to Morgan, they're not fit to raise her. Carly accuses Ava of using her kids for her own agenda. Ava says that's not true and she's surprised that Carly won't protect Avery from Sonny after what happened to Morgan. Carly doesn't like that Ava keeps throwing Morgan in her face so Sonny insists that Ava leave. After Carly asks to get some presents for Jocelyn that she left under his bed. Sonny says the bedroom is a mess so he goes upstairs to get the gifts. While up there, he finds Nelle's necklace. At the end, Carly walks in.
Rocco asks Santa for a dog for Christmas at GH. After Nina tells Santa that Valentin is bringing his daughter to see him. Kevin says that "Santa" can be kind to all children of the world, even those with homicidal fathers. Nearby Lulu and Dante run into Laura. Lulu mentions their encounter with Valentin earlier. Then Charlotte shows up to see Santa with Valentin. She tells Santa the only thing she wants is her mother for Christmas. Right then, Lulu walks in and seems to recognize Charlotte.
Sam and Jason wait outside of Kelly's for Curtis. They wonder if they can trust Curtis, but Jason thinks he needs to chance it to prove Sonny's innocence. Meanwhile Curtis eavesdrops on Ava and Julian talking in the hospital. He hears Ava telling Julian to go after Sonny, but Julian says she needs to let him handle things. After Ava leaves, Curtis goes to talk to Julian on his own. Curtis asks about Julian's accident and Oscar Jessup. Julian gets defensive and tells Curtis he'll regret it if he keeps investigating.
Alexis thinks about running Julian over at Kelly's and gets anxious. She decides to add some alcohol to her coffee. Then Anna shows up to meet her and wants to talk about Valentin. She asks if Alexis can tell her anything about him. Alexis answers that she hates Valentin and says she has bigger uses with Julian to think about. However Alexis offers her help nonetheless and tells Anna about the boarding school Valentin went to as a child. At the end, Alexis runs into Sam and Jason while she's getting text messages from Julian. Jason says they know Sonny isn't responsible for Julian's accident.
Nelle listens to her recording of Sonny talking about them having sex in Carly's office when Michael walks in. She uses headphones and decides to keep listening even though Michael is standing there. After Michael asks her for help getting Carly a Christmas present. Nelle suggests a pizza stove or a cozy sweater. Later Michael asks Nelle to go to the Toys for Tots gala with him.
Nina helps out with Toys for Tots at the hospital as they wait for Santa to arrive. Then Valentin arrives with lots of toys. He flirts with Nina, but Nina rebuffs him based on what Anna has to say about him. She does, however, end up telling Valentin that he's a good father and says that means a lot to her. Nearby Dante and Lulu step off the elevators and can barely keep their hands off each other. Then they see Valentin talking to Nina and wonder what's going on with them. Dante tells Lulu not to worry about it and to let Nina make her own mistakes.
Laura and Kevin wake up in bed together and Kevin tells her that he loved her showing up at his door naked under a fur coat the night before. Laura says Kevin is a great guy and her life is better with him in it. They end up going for another round of love making and after they decide to cook breakfast together. However Kevin forgets that he's got to get to work and rushes out of bed before they can make food.
Sonny dreams about himself kissing Nelle. He wakes up and finds Carly is there. She thinks he was having a nightmare. After Carly tells Sonny about Julian's accident. Sonny wonders if Carly thinks he's responsible, but she says she knows he's not. Sonny says he knows things have to change and comes close to telling Carly about Nelle. However Ava stops by to visit Avery and interrupts them. Ava wants to discuss her custody of Avery, but Sonny firmly shoots her down and Carly backs him up.
Franco goes to GH in a huff and asks Liz to get coffee with in New York City. He tells Liz there is an art exhibit he wants to take her and the boys to. Liz gets suspicious and asks what's going on. Franco says Tom Baker is in the hospital right now. Liz gets upset when she finds out that Franco is tracking Tom, but she agrees to get her things and leave nonetheless. Then Liz bumps into Tom. Franco sees him and immediately steps in to defend Liz. Tom informs them both that he'll be working at GH now. Franco warns Tom that he's watching him so Tom calls him a freak. It angers Franco so he pushes Tom into the wall. Franco warns Tom that he'll kill him if she goes near Liz again.
At Kelly's, Nathan meets with Anna and Griffin and says there's no sign of Claudette. Anna wonders if Claudette is dead. Later in private, Anna talks to Griffin about the Latin phrase Valentin said to her, "open your eyes." Anna says she's heard that phrase before and she feels like she knows Valentin from somewhere. Meanwhile Maxie gets a disturbing phone call at her apartment that she thinks is from Claudette in French. The call is cut off quickly. However when Nathan comes home he tells Maxie that he ordered something for her from Paris. Maxie ends up seducing Nathan to find out what the gift is, but he never tells her.
Nina goes to see Valentin and Charlotte at Wyndermere. Nina brings Charlotte a doll to play with, which is a hit with Charlotte. In private, Valentin talks to Nina a little about his childhood. He says he grew up without love. He says he was sent to boarding school at six years old and he never went home after that. Later when Nina goes to leave, Valentin gives her a passionate kiss goodbye. Right then Anna walks up to them. Nina quickly leaves and once alone, Anna asks why he said that Latin phrase. Valentin tells Anna not to pretend she doesn't already know.
Dillon goes to The Metro Court to see Kiki. He finds her reading a serious book. He thinks she's still beating herself up over Morgan. Later Carly shows up and sees Dillon and Kiki talking. She asks for a moment to speak with Kiki alone so Dillon steps away. In private, Kiki says she knows it's hard for Carly to see her. Kiki thinks maybe she should quit her job. Carly agrees, offers her severance pay and tells Kiki that she's doesn't want to judge her.
Nelle eavesdrops on Sonny and Carly's conversation at his house. Carly notices two glasses on Sonny's table, one with lipstick on it. Sonny says Laura stopped by to check on him. Then Carly tells Sonny that Jax left town. Carly admits that she kissed Jax, but swears it stopped there. After Carly leaves, Nelle and Sonny talk. Sonny takes the blame for them sleeping together. Nelle thinks maybe they should come clean to Carly, but Sonny says no way. Nelle promises she won't tell anyone. Sonny walks her to the door saying how sorry he is that they slept together. After Nelle steps outside and she tears up. Then she looks at her cell phone, listens to a recording of her conversation with Sonny and says, "gotcha!"
Julian wakes up in his hospital bed to find Jordan standing over him. She tells him that he had an operation an hour ago and she asks if he remembers what happened to him. He claims not to remember. Jordan implores him to let her know when he does. Later Liz comes in to examine Julian. They end up talking and Liz says he will need someone to look after him once he goes home.
Alexis is startled by Molly at her house. Molly wants to know where Alexis was all night. Alexis claims that she needed to take a drive to clear her head after helping Diane. However she snaps at Molly when Molly offers to clean up the alcohol from Thanksgiving. Molly asks what's bothering Alexis so she says it's the holidays. Later Jordan stops by and tells Alexis that Julian is in the hospital. Molly hopes he's dead. Jordan tells Alexis that Julian doesn't remember anything and that so far they haven't found any information to connect anyone to his hit and run. Jordan warns Alexis to be careful, because she might be a target for anyone who is after Julian. At the end when she's alone, Alexis gets a call to Julian who tells her that she owes him a visit.
Dr. Finn worries about Hayden's whereabouts with Tracy at the Quartermaine's house. Then Hayden casually walks in eating breakfast. She's ready to go to work, but Dr. Finn says her test results came back and she can't go to work. He tells her she tested positive for the same disease he has. Hayden shrugs it off and leaves for the hospital anyway. After Finn and Tracy talk about Hayden's options. He says he doesn't have enough drugs to keep he and Hayden alive. Finn is determined to find a cure and says he's going back to work. Meanwhile Hayden arrives at GH and she's clearly upset. Liz sees her and Hayden ends up crying in Liz's arms.
Dr. Obrecht and Franco discuss Liz and Tom Baker at Kelly's over breakfast. Dr. O asks if Franco is planning to "do Tom in" but Franco says no, he's just having the hospital IT guy track Tom for him. Dr. Obrecht tells him to give up this fool's errand. Later Franco checks on Tom's whereabouts and sees that he's at General Hospital.
At GH, Bobby gets a surprise bouquet of flowers. Carly shows up saying she sent the flowers as a thank you and a peace offering to Bobby after the weird incident she had with Nell. Bobby says Nell rubs her the wrong way. However Bobby also says she'll try to give Nell the benefit of the doubt.
Sonny wakes up to find Nell in his bed and he groan's, "Oh no!" Nell rolls over and greets him good morning. Sonny jumps out of the bed and puts his clothes on. He can't remember anything and asks Nell to explain what happened. Sonny says she's a sweet girl, but he's not attracted to her. Nell breaks into tears and apologizes to Sonny claiming she's never going to be able to look Carly in the face again. She begs him not to tell Carly, but then Carly shows up at the house. Sonny runs downstairs to distract Carly. Nell listens from the upstairs while Sonny and Carly talk about the car bomb and who is responsible. Carly says she doesn't want to punish him for Morgan's death anymore. At the end, Carly notices two glasses on Sonny's table and asks who was with him last night.
At Carly's house, Jocelyn asks if Jax will stay in town for Christmas. Carly tells her not to pressure him. Then Jax gets a call and learns his mother is sick. After he tells Carly and Jocelyn is has to leave for Australia tonight. Jocelyn gets upset, but Carly is supportive. Later Jocelyn and Carly hang out and Carly sees that Sonny left her a message. Jocelyn warns Carly not to go back to Sonny, but Carly says Sonny's in a lot of pain. She thinks there is goodness in Sonny.
Andre and Jordan talk outside of Kelly's about Andre warning Curtis to leave her alone. Jordan gets annoyed when Andre admits to it and they argue. She demands an apology from him, but Andre doesn't give in. Meanwhile inside Kelly's, Curtis tries to talk to Valerie and asks for her forgiveness. However Valerie isn't receptive to him. Nearby Sam, Jason and Danny enjoy some ice cream and Sam expresses concern about Alexis' behavior. Later Curtis approaches them to talk about Jessup and they wonder who would go through so much trouble to cover their tracks. At the end, Curtis and Jordan blame one another for causing damage in each other's lives.
Alexis runs Julian over with her car outside of a bar. When she goes to check on him, Julian remains unconscious. Alexis ends up calling for an ambulance and begs Julian not to die on her. He's not responsive, which makes her panic. Then she hears the sound of the ambulance coming so she drives away. She heads home and has another drink to calm her nerves. Later Jax stops by, but can immediately tell something is wrong. Alexis admits that she hit Julian with her car after drinking. Jax calls the hospital and learns that Julian is stable, but in bad condition. Jax asks her to check into rehab. She agrees do it tomorrow, but Jax doesn't believe her. However, he has to leave to catch his flight so Alexis promises him she'll do the right thing.
Ava goes to the hospital panicked over Julian after receiving a call about his accident. She goes to his hospital room just as he's waking up. Julian doesn't remember what happened and says he feels like he's going to die. He asks Ava to have his kids come to see him one last time and tries to tell her something about the business. However he passes out from the pain medication before he can finish his sentence. Later Valerie comes to question Julian about the accident.
Nell tells Sonny at his house that she saw Carly and Jax kissing. She implies that Carly and Jax are sleeping together. Sonny jumps to the wrong conclusion and gets upset. He asks Nell to make him a drink and she slips drugs into it. Sonny ends up guzzling the whole drink and Nell pretends to drink with him. He quickly feels the effects and can barely walk. Nell helps him up to his bedroom. She undresses him and puts him into bed. Sonny tells Nell she's a good girl and thanks her for helping him. After Sonny passes out, Nell takes her clothes off and slips into bed with him.
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This is the second time Alexis has run someone over with her car. Remember Keifer? Someone needs to tell her about Uber. As for Nell and Sonny...lord help us! Bye Bye Jax, I wish he was staying in town.
Charlotte tells the judge in her custody hearing that she calls Valentin, "Pa Pa." Charlotte then tells the judge that she loves Valentin. Anna gets concerned and shows the judge files on Valentin that show he didn't exist before 2011. The judge calls for a break for consider the information. After Griffin lays into Valentin about Claudette. Valentin calls Claudette a liar and says no one will probably ever see her again. Griffin ends up punching Valentin and the judge sees him. The judge tells Anna and Griffin that she won't use that against Griffin, but she's going to award Valentin full custody of Charlotte. She orders Valentin to stay in town and then gives Griffin a moment to say goodbye. Griffin promises Charlotte he will always be there for her. Nearby Valentin makes a odd comment to Anna in Latin, which means, "open your eyes."
Sam calls Jason from the hospital to tell him that her check up went well. Nearby Franco looks at the internet for information on Tom Baker and thinks of his encounter with him. Then the internet freezes up so he has to get technical support. After Sam runs into Franco and he apologizes to her for everything he did to her. He asks for Sam's forgiveness, but she tells him to go to hell. She also tells him that he's fooling himself if he thinks he can change for Elizabeth.
Tom Baker approaches Liz outside of Kelly's and says they have unfinished business. Liz pulls out her pepper spray and warns him to leave her alone. Tom claims he means her no harm and says she didn't need to send Franco to choke him. Liz gets upset and tells him that he's always a threat to her. She goes back to the hospital and asks Franco if he really did choke Tom. Franco admits it, which upsets Liz. Franco explains that Tom is garbage and asks how she found out. Liz tells him that Tom told her and she's afraid Franco will get arrested if he continues to threaten Tom. She asks him to promise her that he'll leave Tom alone. Franco agrees, but later asks the guy from technical support to hack into the cloud for information on Tom.
Jax makes waffles for Jocelyn at Carly's house. Jocelyn tells him that she misses Morgan and asks if Jax thinks Carly will ever go back to Sonny. Then Carly walks in and eats with Jocelyn. Jax ends up telling them that he'll be in town for awhile. Jocelyn insists that Jax stay with them and Carly agrees. Later Carly and Jax chat in private and Carly thanks him for being there to help her. He makes her laugh, but then Carly catches herself and tears up about Morgan. Jax comforts her and Jocelyn sees them. Jocelyn comes into the room looking for help on her school work and it's apparent she likes seeing her parents together. After Carly and Jax talk in private and they agree their time together was special. The conversation leads to a kiss.
Sonny dreams in his jail cell that Carly brings Morgan's urn and taunts him with it. When Sonny wakes up Jason is there. Jason tells him that he's trying to find the bomber, but Sonny doesn't think it matters since Morgan is dead. Jason tells him that he didn't fail Morgan and asks for Sonny to hang in. Later Diane visits Sonny before his hearing and he says he's going to plead not guilty. Meanwhile Jason meets Sam at Kelly's and she tells him about her conversation with Franco. Then she gets a call from Spinelli who tells her their lead for who the bomber is, named Jessup, has been dead for years.
Curtis meets Julian at The Metro Court to tell him he hasn't uncovered much about who planted the bomb. Julian gets annoyed and steps away to take a call. After Curtis sees Diane and decides to chat with her. However she refuses to talk with him, because she knows he's working for Julian. Then Diane walks out. Later Julian returns, writes Curtis a check and fires him. At the end, Julian takes a call from a man named, Jessup, who has apparently been telling Julian what to do for months.
Dr. Finn takes his injection while waiting by Hayden's bedside at the Quartermaine's. She wakes up in a panic so Finn explains that she needs to rest while he monitors her. He also explains that he quit his job at the hospital. Then Finn calls Liz and asks her to bring him antibiotics for Hayden. Later Liz shows up and Hayden makes a comment that Liz probably wants to see her die. Liz gets offended and says that's not true. At the end, Hayden and Finn talk alone and she asks what's next. Finn says he's glad to be with her and Roxy and he's not going to let her die. Hayden agrees they're in it together.
Liz realizes that Franco went after Tom Baker at GH and tries to call him. Meanwhile at Tom Baker's house, Franco ignores Liz's call while he attacks Tom. Then Franco threatens to make him pay for raping Elizabeth. Tom swears he's not the same man who hurt Liz and Emily in the past. Tom claims he's been rehabilitated, but Franco says he doesn't care. Later Franco texts Liz that he's coming back and he doesn't want her to come to Tom's house. Before he leaves, he chokes Tom with a crowbar until Tom swears he'll stay away from Liz. At the end, Franco goes to the hospital and tells Liz he made sure Tom won't come near her.
Scotty tells Ava at The Metro Court that he has to wine and dine Lucy to get the pills for her. Then Lucy walks in so Scotty tries to get Lucy to leave with him in order to avoid Ava. However Lucy doesn't mind and insists they drink some good champagne. After Lucy calls Scotty out for trying to seduce her just to get Morgan's pills from her. Lucy is angry that he would chose Ava over her. Scott tries to calm her down by saying they should go after Ava together.
Meanwhile Kiki shows up to meet with Ava and they talk about Morgan. Kiki says she misses Morgan so Ava tells her that she snuck into his funeral. Kiki informs her that she missed Sonny's big confession. Kiki is also surprised that Ava doesn't want to gloat about it. Ava thinks Sonny did the right thing and says that is more than she can say for herself.
Michael asks Nell to distract him at Carly's house from all his troubles. She suggests they play a game of chess. Michael thanks her for helping his family. Nell says meeting them helped her answer a lot of questions about her childhood and she wants to impress Carly. Michael touches her hand. Nell pulls away saying she wants to avoid things getting messy and just wants to be friends. Then she leaves saying she's going to buy a book about playing chess.
Carly goes to visit Sonny in jail and tells him she read his letter. She also says that Jason told her that Sonny's really innocent. Carly asks if Sonny really thinks he's absolved. Sonny says he thinks maybe someone else killed Morgan. Carly doesn't think it matters because of the violence in his life. She says if he won't change, she will. Then she walks out.
Alexis and Jax head to a bar outside of town for a drink. Once their drinks arrive, Alexis says she feels responsible for Morgan's death because of her relationship with Julian. Later Jax reveals that he paid Nell's parents for her kidney when Jocelyn was sick. Alexis thinks Jax should tell Carly the truth, but Jax says there is more to the story and he can't. Then he wants to get the check. Alexis says he should leave, but she wants to stay. Jax doesn't like the idea, but Alexis convinces him she wants to work somewhere she can't be distracted so he leaves. At the end, Tom Baker shows up and offers to buy Alexis a drink.
Franco lies to Elizabeth about his plans at the hospital. However Dr. Obrecht sees him and gets him to admit that he's going to confront Liz's rapist. Dr. O wants to stop him, but when Liz comes by she backs off. Later Liz approaches Dr. Obrecht in private and asks what's going on with Franco. Dr. O tells Liz she's a terrible, horrible person. She accuses Liz of being a manipulator of men so they come to her rescue. Dr. O drops the address Franco had for Tom Baker on the floor and Liz picks it up. Meanwhile Franco goes to Tom Baker's house and bangs on the door. No one answers so Franco let's himself in and confronts Tom.
Anna tries to keep Charlotte from Valentin at Crimson. Griffin backs Anna up so for Charlotte's sake, Valentin decides to back off. After Nina talks to Valentin in private and says Anna has a lot of nerve to keep his daughter from him. Nina tells him she doesn't like Griffin and explains what happened between Nathan and Griffin. Valentin thinks Nina would be a great mother. Meanwhile Anna learns that they'll need written consent from Claudette to keep Charlotte in The Metro Court restaurant. Anna wonders if Claudette's mother would testify on their behalf, but Griffin thinks it won't work. Anna tells him that she feels like he's family and she will support him.
Carly reads Morgan's journal at her house. Then Michael and Nell walk in and Nell gives Carly the letter Sonny wanted her to give Carly. Carly reads it and see it's a breakdown of Sonny's assets, which he's leaving to her and the kids. Carly gets upset and storms off. After Nell tries to comfort Michael when he feels like he needs to fix his family. Nell wonders who fixes Michael when he needs help. She tells him he's great.
Jason tells Sonny he's not responsible for Morgan's death at the PCPD. Outside the interrogation room, Dante refuses to recuse himself from Sonny's case to Jordan. Then Diane walks in and they all go into the interrogation room. Sonny announces that he changed his mind. Dante and Jordan get upset and walk out. In private, Diane asks Sonny to tell her everything that he already confessed. Meanwhile Jason goes to The Metro Court to see Carly. He tells Carly that Sonny's innocent and needs her. Back at the station, Jordan decides to arrest Sonny anyway.
The last half of GH was interrupted today by the president's address so this recap is condensed.
Here's What Happened -
At Morgan's funeral, Sonny decides to say a few words. He says Morgan deserves peace and then pulls out his gun in front of everyone. He quickly puts it down and cries about how the violence in his life effected Morgan. Sonny takes full responsibility for Morgan's death. Then he apologizes to Carly and Michael and asks Dante to arrest him. Jordan and Dante end up taking Sonny to the PCPD. After Bobby asks Michael what he thinks of Nell. Michael says she's great. Nearby Carly talks to Jax about what happened with Sonny. Jax thinks Sonny did the right thing. Meanwhile at the station, Jason tells Sonny he's making a mistake in the interrogation room and asks him not to plead guilty. Outside, Jordan tells Dante he can take a step back if he needs to.
Valentin approaches Laura as she's entering Wyndermere. She tells him she'll be out by the end of the day, despite Valentin offering to let her stay if she wants to. Then he mentions his daughter will be moving in. Kevin shows up, Valentin leaves and after Laura explains to Kevin why she has to move out. He invites her to move in with him. Meanwhile at Crimson, Nina babysits Charlotte and they play paper dolls. Then Valentin stops by and brings Nina flowers.
Scotty meets Ava for coffee and she tells him that she's thinking of going to Morgan's funeral. Scotty asks about Lucy seeing her throwing away Morgan's pills. He advises Ava to lay low or leave town. However Ava thinks he should steal the pills back from Lucy for her.
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Nell stops by Sonny's to get dresses for Carly. She offers to talk with him, but Sonny says he doesn't want to discuss anything. Then Nell tells Sonny that Jax showed up to support Carly. She also scolds Sonny and tells him not to leave town after the funeral. However Sonny tells her to keep quiet about his plans and hands her a letter to give to Carly after the funeral. Later Kristina stops by to see Sonny. She senses something is wrong and asks if he's going somewhere. Sonny denies it, but makes sure she knows how much he loves her.
Sam checks on Alexis at her house and asks about the fire in the kitchen. Alexis tells her not to worry about it. Sam wants to use Alexis computer, which has a search up about drinking problems on it. However Kristina happens to stop by, which gives Alexis a chance to clear the screen. Later Sam grills Alexis about the fire again and asks if Alexis was drinking while watching Danny. Alexis strongly denies it and later they leave for the funeral together.
Franco talks to Liz at GH about her victim impact statement. Liz says she's expecting a call any minute to find out if her rapist will get paroled. Liz talks about how Lucky and Jason both helped her heal and feel safe. Then Brad happens by and complains about Dr. Finn to Liz. They think that maybe Dr. Finn has a drug problem. Nearby Franco vents to Dr. O that Jason makes Liz feels safe and not him. Franco says that he feels as bad as Liz's rapist, because of what he did to Sam. Franco also says he wants to make sure Baker, Liz's rapist, can't hurt her again. At the end, Liz learns that Tom Baker is getting out of prison.
Finn goes to Wyndermere to check on Hayden and he's greeted by Laura. Meanwhile Hayden wakes up on the floor in the living room, hears Finn in the foyer and quickly stands up. Later Finn snaps at Hayden for leaving the hospital last night. Laura wants to know what's going on so Finn explains about the disease. Then he determines that Hayden is indeed infected. Finn promises to find a cure for her. Hayden takes a turn for the worse so Laura and Finn try to nurse her back to health. Jax wakes Carly up at her house for Morgan's funeral. He brings her coffee and they talk about Morgan. Carly blames herself for thinking that Sonny could change. Carly says that Morgan knew her and Jax belonged together. Later Nell comes by with Carly dresses and talks to Jax. Their is exchange is odd, but cut short by Carly when she's ready for the funeral. At the end, Nell talks to herself at Carly's house and says Carly's life is about to get worst. Meanwhile at the church, Jax shows up with Carly, which annoys Kristina. Then Jax pays his respects to Sonny and notices he's carrying a gun.
Carly speaks to God at the church about feeling like she couldn't protect Morgan. Sonny overhears her, but says he's to blame for Morgan's death. Then Griffin walks in and reminds Sonny that he tried to stop the hit on Julian. Carly leaves and after Griffin tries to console Sonny. Griffin tells Sonny he's considering going back to the church. At the end, Sonny asks Griffin to look out for his family.
Michael runs into Nell at The Metro Court. They talk about Morgan, Sonny and the consequences of making bad life choices. Later Carly shows up and up ends speaking with Nell alone. She gets emotional, but then Jax shows up. He offers to be there to support Carly and not to say he told her so about Sonny. Carly is thrilled for his presence. After Michael returns and speaks with Nell again.
Nathan prepares a romantic evening for Maxie at their apartment. However they get interrupted by the doorbell. Nathan receives a certified letter from Claudette's mother. In it is a letter from Claudette warning Nathan that if he got her letter that means Valentin did something to her. Maxie thinks they need to investigate Valentin together.
Nina runs into Valentin at The Metro Court and he tells her that he is Charlotte's true father. Nina asks him for proof that he didn't hurt people she cares about. Valentin thinks she should get to know him for herself and not judge him based on rumors. At the end, Nina agrees to have a drink with him.
Alexis wakes up at her house to find the fire alarm going off. She grabs Danny, takes him outside and then turns off the alarm. After Laura stops by to talk about Valentin. Alexis puts Danny to bed so she can talk to Laura alone. Then Alexis tells Laura that Valentin's claim to the Cassadine estate is valid. Laura gets upset thinking that Nikolas died for nothing. Alexis tries to offer words of comfort. Once alone, Alexis does internet research on drinking problems.
Finn panics in the hospital lab when he sees that Hayden spilled his disease on herself. He makes her wash her hands, but panics when he sees a cut on her finger. He makes Hayden take some pills to prevent the spread of disease and insists that Hayden get tested and be monitored immediately. Hayden swears she's fine and walks out when his back is turned. Finn leaves her a message asking her to return to GH. Meanwhile Hayden runs to Wyndermere, where Laura tells her that they're going to have to move out. Hayden is clearly getting sick and once alone, she passes out.