General Hospital recap: Nikolas summons Carolyn Webber to Wyndemere

Laura drops by Wyndemere to find Nikolas reviewing her divorce papers. He explains that Ava gets Spoon Island. Laura asks why he would give up his house and why Ava wants him. Nikolas thinks she wants it out of spite, but she also has a right to compensation. He thinks they both need a fresh start and the new baby will be his.

Nikolas GH ABC Divorce Papers

Nikolas tells his mother that he intends to sue for full custody of her child. Laura warns him that not letting this child know his mother would be a mistake, even if it is Esme. She admits that she has visited Esme and that she only looks like a scared young woman. She also says that Esme seems to think Spencer is the father of her child.

Laura Nikolas talks about Esme Divorce GH

Nikolas thinks it’s another one of Esme’s things, but Laura thinks she really has amnesia and doesn’t remember anything. Nikolas hopes it will stay that way, which confuses Laura. They are interrupted when Laura receives a call and excuses herself to take it. Laura tells the person, “I’m coming,” after hearing what she has to say.

Laura warns Nikolas GH

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At Sam’s, Dante comes home and learns that the kids are at a sleepover with Leo. Dante curses the moment because he has to see Heather at Spring Ridge. Sam says the timing is right because she’s coming with him. Sam explains that she needs to speak with Esme about her former nanny Maggie. She informs him that Maggie knows who Esme’s father is and implies that he was in New York. She wonders if he’s hook-bound.

Dante and Sam make GH plans

In Spring Ridge, another inmate, Romona, threatens Esme, who she believes is sitting in her place in the common room. Heather shows up and puts a rod by her side, and warns her not to get her friend Esme in trouble. Ramona apologizes and quickly rushes off.

Esme is threatened by Ramona GH

Esme thanks Heather for her help and apologizes for being short with her earlier. Heather admits she can be extra sometimes and asks if they can be friends. Esme doesn’t know what she did to earn his kindness. Heather says that from the moment she saw her, she felt a connection to her and wondered if she felt the same way. Esme only feels confused and worried that she did those horrible things she’s been accused of.

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Esme feels her baby kick and Heather asks if she can feel it. Maybe Esme suggests when they get to know each other better. Heather knows Esme is afraid of being a mother, but she’ll be natural. Esme still doesn’t know how she’s going to go to jail. Heather assures him that very soon the cops will find out that she couldn’t be the hook killer.

Heather and Esme talk about baby GH

Dante and Sam arrive, and Dante asks Heather to chat. They move to the side and Sam introduces himself to Esme as PI. Sam explains that she looked into her background and thinks she’s not the hook. Esme thanks her but doesn’t remember anything about her past. Sam thinks there’s someone doing it and telling her about her old nanny Maggie, and that her biological father might be in upstate New York. Sam offers to try to find it for her. Esme admits she has no money to pay, but Sam is willing to do it for free as it will help a lot of her friends. Esme responds, “Let’s do it.”

Sam and Dante arrive to investigate GH

Meanwhile, Dante tells Heather that she was supposed to find out about Esme’s connection to Ryan, so what does she have? Heather says Ryan asks about Esme all the time, and now that Esme is here, she can arrange for them to run into each other. Dante tells her she has a week before sending her back to Darkham.

Dante gives Heather GH a deadline

Dante and Heather find Esme and Sam talking together. Esme reveals that Sam believes her father is in the state and will try to find him. Heather is amazed.

Heather is upset GH

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At Kelly’s house, Liz is surprised to see her mother as she has made it clear that she does not want to see either of her parents. Carolyn explains that she’s in town seeing a patient, but was also hoping to try to find her daughter. They sit down and Carolyn asks how she is. Liz says she’s still coming to terms with the fact that she was indirectly responsible for someone’s death. Carolyn tells her daughter she can ask her anything.

Liz interviews Carolyn GH

Liz wonders why her mom stayed with her dad considering all of his stuff. Carolyn cries that they had a good marriage, and have a good one now, and she loves him. Liz asks, “More than me?” Carolyn is sorry for making her feel like she chose her father over her, and she did what she did to protect her. Liz admits she understands doing something unforgivable under certain circumstances. Carolyn tells her daughter she’ll stay at Metro Court if she wants to talk more, but based on her experiences, very few things are unforgivable.

Carolyn explains herself to Liz GH

Later, Laura arrives and meets Liz. Liz informs him that Carolyn is in town pretending to be here to see a patient.

Back in Wyndemere, Nikolas opens the door for Carolyn. He thanks her for coming so quickly.

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In Austin’s office at the hospital, Ava interrupts a tense moment between Austin and Mason. She explains that she came back for the plastic surgery recommendation, but looks at Mason and realizes he looks familiar to her. Mason explains that he is Austin’s cousin. She suddenly realizes that Mason was at the picnic the night she was addicted.

Ava recognizes Mason GH

Ava suspects the cops would be interested in interviewing her, but Mason says he lives in Pautuck and is rarely in town much. Austin says his cousin probably needs to hit the road and walks him home.

Mason apologizes GH

Only Ava can see that there is tension between Austin and his cousin. Austin considers this an old family business and he chooses to live his life away from the Gatlins. He then explains that he had a wonderful childhood, everything changed when his father died. He feels that his father would like him to stick to his guns, which he does. Ava comes out and wishes her luck. After he leaves, Mason hides in the corridors.

austin explains his cousin GH

In her dorm, Joss, standing next to a shirtless Dex, is shocked to see Cam at her door. Cam realizes he’s interrupting but asks if Dex is the reason they broke up. When nothing is said, Cam says he got out of here and leaves, but Joss stops him. She asks him not to do that in hallway. Dex gets dressed and Cam heads to Joss’ room. He thinks they must be laughing at how ignorant he is. Joss tells her he knows she’s not like that. He seethes, he has no idea what Joss is capable of, says fuck you both and storms off. Joss stops him and Dex comes out to give them some space.

Dex and Joss arrested

Joss asks Cam why he’s there. Cam explains that he found out about Willow’s cancer and wanted to be here in case she needed him as a friend. He feels like a fool because obviously she had someone else to comfort her. Joss cries that she’s sorry for hurting him, but they’re over and she owes him no explanation. Cam asks if she at least waited until they broke up before sleeping with him. She doesn’t say anything, and he realizes she didn’t.

Cam realizes Joss cheated on GH

Joss swears she didn’t want this to happen and explains the events of New Year’s Eve night, including the hook attack, Dex’s intervention, and the liquidation at his home. Cam vents, “So you were so grateful to Dex that you had to have sex with him.” She says that’s not why she did it. Cam accuses her of lying to her and giving her this BS excuse to break up. Joss swears they broke up, and she’s changed. He fumes, “Yeah, you started sleeping with Dex.” Joss swears she decided they were over long before that night, she never got to tell him. Joss begs him not to tell anyone about her and Dex.

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At Sonny’s, he finds Spencer on the phone discussing houses with a real estate agent. Sonny reminds him that he can stay here, but Spencer explains to him that he needs a house because he hires Diane to get custody of his brother or sister. He refuses to see his father ruin the life of another child. Sonny congratulates him but doesn’t think he’s ready to raise a child.

Sonny Spencer chats with GH

Sonny says it took him a long time to figure out what it means to be a good dad, and that means focusing everything on the kid because you’re not what’s important anymore. He asks if Spencer feels ready to do so given the state of his own life. Spencer knows he has a lot to figure out, but he wants to save this baby from being hurt by his father.

Dex knocks on the door, walks in when told to come in, and apologizes for interrupting him. However, he has to tell Sonny something. Spencer yells at Dex that they’re having a family talk and tells the errand boy to go polish a fender. Sonny asks Dex to wait outside, so he walks out. Sonny tells Spencer he’s proud to want to fight for his brother or sister, but it will mean a fight with his father.

Dex interrupts GH

After Spencer leaves, Sonny brings Dex. Sonny asks what he has to tell her.

See you next time general hospital: Nikolas orders Carolyn to do as he says. In the catacombs of Paris, Anna tells Valentin that they are running out of time. Maxie asks Sam when she was going to tell him. Laura says, “I’m starting to feel that about Nikolas” Joss yells at Cam that she’s scared of what Sonny will do if he finds out. Sonny informs Dex that this isn’t letting him off the hook.

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